Down Memory Lane/Out of the Attic

From the Rappahannock News of August 8, 1974: Sheep farmer Tom Lee of Rappahannock is still in the business, doing well and liking it. But the number of sheep and sheep farmers in Clarke, Loudoun, Fauquier and Rappahannock counties is dwindling. (Pekay Pettus photo.)

50 years ago
June 1, 1961

The Baccalaureate Sermon to the forty-four graduates of Rappahannock County High School will be delivered at eight o’clock in the school auditorium on Sunday evening, June 3rd. Rev. Dabney Carr, Rector of Bromfield Parish, Washington, Va., will make the address. Music will be under the direction of Mrs. Warren Wilbur of the high school.

Officials of the Rappahannock National Bank who attended the Virginia Bankers’ Association Group Three meetings and luncheon at Skyland Saturday were C. J. Miller, E. M. Jones, H. S. Barksdale and Wade H. Massie, Jr. P. W. Anderson of Manassas accompanied the local group to the meeting which was attended by about 300 bankers.

The Amissville Athletics defeated Gainesville Sunday at Amissville. This gives Amissville a 2-1 lead in the Blue Ridge League. David Jones was the big hitter for Amissville with 2 home runs and getting the most runs batted in.

25 years ago
April 3, 1986

“There’s gold in them thar hills.” Not actually but there is a new goldsmith designer in Washington who works with gold as well as silver. Christopher Goodine, formerly of New Hampshire, has relocated to Hume, and has recently opened his workshop on Main Street in Washington. Christopher decided that Washington was a good place for a goldsmith designer because it would complement and work well with the other arts and crafts businesses here.

During the past three weeks a contest has been underway among members of the Diet Watchers Association, directed by Joyce Wharton. Winning participants were Frances North of Chester Gap who lost 16 1/4 pounds and Delores North, also of Chester Gap, who lost 10 1/2 pounds in the three-week period.

Rappahannock County High School juniors Jonathan Watson and Edward Welch have been accepted for the Governor’s School for the Gifted, and for four weeks this summer will attend a high intensity study program in a field of their choice.

10 years ago
March 21, 2001

Nearly a year after the Washington Wastewater Committee’s proposal for a Town treatment facility was soundly thrashed at a public hearing, elements of much the same proposal are returning to the Town Council as information and for discussion. At the March meeting of the Washington Town Council, Mayor Stew Willis presented a report prepared by the Town’s wastewater consultant, Resource International, Ltd., that offers their evaluation of the Clopton-Anderson and VDOT properties for their suitability as sites for waste treatment and disposal.

The Virginia Angus Association recognized Bob and Roberta Anderson of Woodville as the 2000 Seed Stock Producer-of-the-Year at 2001 Virginia Angus Association banquet held Feb. 9 at Staunton.