Down Memory Lane for Dec. 16

50 years ago
December 22, 1960

Rappahannock High School girls and boys both were victorious in the first conference, District Nine, Group II, basketball game when they played Warrenton Friday night on the Warrenton court. For the girls, Shirley Brown was high scorer with 22 points.

The annual Christmas luncheon of the Rappahannock Garden Club was held at Cab Inn, Sperryville, Saturday, Dec. 10 at 1 p.m.
Those present included Mrs. J. P. Cook, Mrs. Charles H. Estes, Mrs. E. V. Goddard, Mrs. C. B. Johnson and Mrs. E. M. Jones. The table decorations were arranged by Mrs. C. B. Johnson, chairman.

Recent new and renewing subscribers to Rappahannock News are C.W. Riley, Mrs. Edgar Pullen, Lizzie Starks, Taylor Updike, Levi Atkins, Daniel Keyser, Mrs. R.B. Rust, Raymond Johnson, John R. Moore. Loring Anderson and John A. Vest.

25 years ago
December 5, 1985

People driving on Route 522 through Woodville might notice a white building with antique benches and tables arranged in front.
Even after stopping and taking a closer look, most people would swear that the furniture could have belonged to their grandparents or great-grandparents. Only after talking to the owner of The Mountain Cabinet Shop, Tom Von Fange, would most people find out that the furniture was made within the last six months.

The Rappahannock County Board of Supervisors, meeting on Dec. 2, approved a proposal to assess a $15 building re-inspection fee. The fee, requested by County Building Official Emiel Smet, is designed to alleviate the expense of repeat visits to buildings which require inspection.

During its Nov. 27 meeting, the Rappahannock Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) agreed to draft a letter to the Board of Supervisors addressing the question of enforcement of special use permits and variances granted by the BZA. The enforcement issue arose during discussion of Dwight and Charles Frye’s application for a special use permit to operate a small used car lot on Route 211 near the Hillsdale Grocery.

10 years ago
December 13, 2000

After a rigorous and rapid recruitment effort by retiring Assistant Superintendent Mary Ann Biggs and incoming co-Assistant Superintendent Helen Williams and staff, the School Board had an opportunity to interview the two finalists Monday, and make their final selection at Tuesday’s regular School Board meeting. Joseph Perine was selected.

A service of praise and gratitude was given on Friday, Nov. 17 to show love and appreciation to Rev. John Ross Pendleton, who retired from Promise Land Baptist Church after 25 years of dedicated service.

Black Watch Farm, Amissville, is a new member of the American Angus Association, reports Dick Spader, executive vice president of the national organization with headquarters in St. Joseph, Mo.