Down Memory Lane/Out of the Attic

From the Rappahannock News of March 28, 1991: Three members of the Proper family of Washington cuddle the family's sheep, particularly fitting as Easter approaches. From left: Jeremy, 8; Eve, 12; and Shiloh, 7.

50 years ago
June 8, 1961

Charles E. Johnson III of Sperryville was awarded a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Virginia at the graduation exercises held Sunday, June 4. Degrees were conferred on 875 student at this climactic event of the 1960-61 school year.

O. A. Norton will assume his duties as Superintendent of Warren-Rappahannock Public Schools on July 1 at which time the resignation of Q. D. Gasque, who has been Superintendent for 16 years, becomes effective. However Mr. Gasque will remain through the month of July to assist Mr. Norton.

A training meeting for Home Demonstration Club food leaders on outdoor cooking was held Monday, June 5 in Washington, Va. Mrs. Mary Thompson, Associate Food and Nutrition Specialist from V.P.I., gave the demonstration with the assistance of Miss Anna Ruth Barnette and attending leaders.

25 years ago
April 10, 1986

Cheryl Romine, a Rappahannock High School junior, won the Miss Rappahannock Beauty Pageant on Friday night at the elementary school. Miss Romine is the daughter of Freda L. Pruitt of Flint Hill. Sixty girls completed in five categories at the pageant, sponsored by the Sperryville Volunteer Rescue Squad.

After a half-hour closed-door session with attorney Douglas Baumgardner on Monday, the Rappahannock supervisors voted unanimously to approve Dorothy Davis’ request for a special exception permit to subdivide 112 acres near the Town of Washington into three lots of 25, 35 and 52 acres.

Just over a high ridge above Tiger Valley, Richard and Sandra Antony have established the Long Mountain Nursery, specializing in azaleas and offering 100 different varieties. Although the Antonys have lived full-time on Long Mountain only since December, they’ve owned land there since 1978 and spent many years starting their business in hours off from their jobs with the government.

10 years ago
March 21, 2001

Senior Christopher Graves has been accepted to The Culinary Institute of America for the fall. The CIA is one of the most prestigious culinary education institutes culinary education institutes and is located in Hyde Park, N.Y. Graves is studying to become chef, and plans on opening his own restaurant in the future.

The Rappahannock-Rapidan community Services Board is pleased to announce the following officers for 2001: Mrs. Robert Anderson, Chair, of Rappahannock; Robert Douthit, Vice Chair, of Orange and Mrs. Jean Kane, secretary, of Madison.
The RRCSB is a regional services provider for local governments created as a result of the acts of the Virginia General Assembly and the Federal Older Americans Act.

Anyone interested in obtaining seedlings and learning how to plant trees may join John Kirchner and Hunt Harris on Saturday, March 31 at John’s house off of Route 522 between Woodville and Sperryville. Kirchner has ordered a variety of trees which will arrive on the 30th and be ready for pick up and planting on the 31st. There will be a 9 a.m. and 1 p.m., demonstration session of basic tree planting methods, after which participants may work on site specific plantings of their choice (including their own property).