Down Memory Lane for Aug. 2

50 years ago
Nov. 8, 1962

Mr. H. S. Barksdale of Flint Hill has accepted the position of Vocational Agriculture instructor at Rappahannock High School temporarily. Mr. Barksdale, a prominent farmer, is a former county agent and well qualified for this work. Mr. C. B. Palmer of Washington resigned from this position Oct. 1 after accepting the rural mail route here.

Blue Ridge Mountain Estates Civic and Development Corporation met on Sunday at Chester Gap Fire Hall with Thomas F. Constable, president, presiding. Membership is comprised of the 400 Lot Holders and about 75 were present.

George H. Davis, Jr., explained the subdivision and building ordinances recently adopted by Rappahannock County and stated that they were not retroactive and would not affect the existing subdivision except for the application for building permits.

The Rappahannock Hunt has agreed to sponsor the 4-H Light Horse and Pony Project in this county. Mrs. Joyce DeBergh of Washington and Mr. Brooks Mims of Front Royal have volunteered to instruct in English and Western styles of riding respectively.

25 years ago
June 18, 1987

For beautiful scenery, fast horses and delicious roast pork, Mr. and Mrs. Chester W. Fannon Jr., invite friends of the Hospice of the Rapidan to a benefit polo match and barbeque. The event will be held Sunday, June 28 at the Rappahannock Polo Club field off Rt. 729 near Castleton. Last year, Rappahannock lost a hard-fought match to the Middleburg Polo Club at the benefit.

The Washington Town Council agreed to incorporate the revenue and expenditures of the town water works into the overall town budget at its June meeting, held last Wednesday. This change was presented by Treasurer Brad Fisher, presiding in the absence of Mayor Dean Morehouse. Mr. Fisher was seeking an informal consensus so he could proceed with next year’s’ budget. The four members present agreed with his request, but postponed a formal vote until council’s next meeting, set for July 8.

For the 26th consecutive year, William and Ramona Carrigan again extend a cordial invitation to the people and friends of Rappahannock County to spend the evening of July Fourth on the grounds of Avon Hall.

10 years ago
Feb. 6, 2002

Conner Miller, son of Hodge and Kay Miller of Washington, won the 70-Pound Fifth-Sixth Grade Virginia Middle School State Championship this past weekend at Old Dominion University in a tough weekend of wrestling. Conner has been wrestling for four years and is a fourth grader at RCES.

The Board of Supervisors held a public hearing on the prospective designation of the Hazel River as an EPA tier 3 “Outstanding National Resource Water.” Janet S. Davis of Castleton, who said that she is not a riparian landowner but is active in environmental issues and stream water quality monitoring, urged the Board to support the designation. Edward Dorsey, also of Castleton, said that he does own land on the Hazel River in Culpeper and “doesn’t have a problem with tier 3.”