Down Memory Lane for July 12

50 years ago
October 18, 1962

On next Sunday morning, at the 10 o’clock worship service, Mr. Harry L. Barker, Jr., president of the Barker Construction Company Inc. of Richmond, will present to the Reynolds Memorial Baptist Church a Brass Chancel Cross and brass offering plates. The gifts, which are to be placed on the communion table, are being presented in honor of the present minister of the church who served as Mr. Barker’s pastor before coming to the local church.

The Rappahannock Hunt opens the 1962-63 fox-hunting season with their first meet carded at “Stonehaven,” 10 a.m. October 27. Hounds will be cast onto Fielding Mountain, near Woodville. “Stonehaven,” the delightful house of Mr. and Mrs. George E. Muth, has been the scene of the Rappahannock Hunt’s Opening Meet for the past seven years. It provides a gay setting with its stirrup-cup table flying both the Star-Spangled Banner and the Confederate Flag against the reds and gold of the mountain foliage.

25 years ago
May 28, 1987

At Friday’s deadline, there was a single bid for Rappahannock’s trash contract, and the bidder, Browning-Ferris Incorporated of Winchester, wants almost $160,000 more for the service than the supervisors have budgeted for 1987-88. According to administrative assistant John McCarthy, Browning-Ferris proposes to maintain collection bins with 90-cubic-yard capacity at Flint Hill, Scrabble and Amissville, and to empty the dumpsters four times a week for $22,950. Then for an additional $25 per ton, the company will dispose of the solid waste at a private landfill in the Richmond area.

In a routine meeting held last Thursday at the courthouse, Washington’s Architectural Review Board approved all four applications before it. Dean and Linda Morehouse applied for a Certificate of Appropriateness for a privacy fence to screen a patio they are constructing on the north side of their house on Main Street. The fence will run between the driveway and the patio from the back of the house to the backyard, then cut across the yard to the property line. It will then run back toward the rear of the lot. The fence will be a “board on board” construction, not to exceed the height of the present rabbit wire fence along the driveway. It will be stained the color of their house.

10 years ago
Jan. 23, 2002

The construction of the concrete dugouts for the Rappahannock County High School softball teams has commenced. With local construction expert Peter Kreyling of Kreyling Construction Company at the helm, the footers were dug and concrete poured this past week.

Mr. Andy Baldwin has been a godsend to the recent construction activity that has been initiated within the High School’s Athletic Department. In addition to providing his backhoe and time, in support of the wrestling room construction behind the high school, Mr. Baldwin has dug the footers this week for the new dugouts. All this labor and time has been provided at no cost to the school or the athletic programs.

David Lillard and his wife, Mary Lillard, recently opened the Flint Hill Country Mart, formerly Flint Hill Store. Hours are Monday through Thursday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Lillards plan to specialize in deli sandwiches, as well as hot sandwiches, gourmet coffee, morning pastries, fresh baked breads, fresh produce, a grocery line and a line of gifts and accessories.