Down Memory Lane for May 10

50 years ago
August 16, 1962

Mr. Newbill Miller, Washington has been appointed manager of the Washington Apple Growers cold storage plant. He assumed duties in this capacity Aug. 15. Mr. Miller was appointed by the Board of Directors after they had accepted the resignation of James W. Coates, who had been manager for a number of years.

Mrs. Charles H. Estes entertained two tables at bridge Friday evening at her home Rosewood, near Sperryville.

Those playing were Mrs. T. J. Pillar, Mrs. Patzing, Mrs. V. E. Goddard, Mrs. Fred Schaefer, Mrs. Elmo Flynt, Mrs. I. R. Kilby, Mrs. I. O. Wolf and Mrs. Brown Miller. Prizes were awarded Mrs. Flynt and Mrs. Kilby.

The Reverend B. Gale Titchenall of Woodville received a Master of Science in Education degree from Madison College, Harrisonburg, Virginia on Aug. 10. Mr. Titchenall also holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Georgetown College in Kentucky and a Bachelor of Divinity degree from Crozer Theological Seminary. He has also completed a year of graduate work at West Virginia University and has taken courses at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pa.

25 years ago
April 2, 1987

Friends and relatives of Miss Mary Wood gathered at the Washington Baptist Church Sunday to participate in a special surprise service in her honor.

Rev. Earl Jarrell, interim pastor, thanked her for the endless help and dedication that she has given the church since she became a member at 13 years of age.

Miss Wood’s lifelong friend, Mary Gardner Edmonds, shared a time when Miss Wood hosted 24 European exchange teachers for a summer. “She had the first bed and breakfast in the county,” Mrs. Edmonds mused. “She also provided the first shuttle system. She has built for herself a tall ship . . . clear sailing Mary Miller.”

Local artist and potter Maggie Rogers generously gave of her time and artistic supplies again last week. For four days she provided the RCES seventh graders who did not attend the seventh grade Williamsburg trip with fun, instruction, and companionship.

Mrs. Rogers, her husband Kenny and three sons are opening a craft shop – The New Studio – in Old Way Craft Village in Sperryville.

In a game called after five innings because of darkness, the Panthers’ varsity baseball team beat Central on the Falcons’ home turf Friday. The highlight of the victory was pitcher Matthew Settle’s first varsity win. Settle went the distance, allowing only five hits in five innings while giving up three walks.

Settle struck out six Falcon batters on  his way to the win, and Coach Gary Leake had high praise for the junior hurler. “I was extremely pleased with Matthew’s pitching.” he said. “He pitched well against Randolph-Macon (in the season opener) but didn’t get the win. He came back and got good help from the field for his first varsity win.”