Down Memory Lane for March 28

June 22, 1972

Raynor V. Snead Jr. received his Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from the University of Virginia at commencement exercises June 4. Mr. Snead will be associated with the law firm of Edmonds, Williams, Robertson, Sackett, Baldwin and Graves in Lynchburg.

He graduated from Virginia Military Institute in 1966 and served three years with the United States Army with a tour of duty in Vietnam. He was employed for a year as a design engineer for duPont de Nemours at Martinsville.

George Davis Jr. of Washington received the Lord Fairfax Community College Board Medallion of Recognition from Dr. William H. McCoy, president of the college, at graduation ceremonies held recently. Mr. Davis served as a member of the original Steering Committee which preceded the present College Board.

Whether motivated by women’s lib or Sadie Hawkins Day, the Rappahannock girls track team is making great strides toward keeping up with the boys in track events. Five local lasses participated in a Virginia Amateur Athletic Union junior olympic track and field meeting on Saturday, June 17 in Winchester and did not return empty-handed.

The team captured four medals: two first place and two seconds. Sperryville’s Lisa Day starred in the show, taking a first place in the discus throw and in the 80-yard hurdles and placing second in the girls high jump.

Sharon Foster, of Flint Hill, received a second place award in the 80-yard hurdles. Others competing were Ann Stokes of Sperryville in the 220-yard dash; and Judi Burke and Dorothy Jenkins, who each ran in the 100-yard dash.

June 11, 1981

The new barber at John Eubank’s is a lady: Tammy Jenkins cuts and trims with a smile, her friendly manner and fresh blond good looks a definite asset to the business. Tammy, a 1981 graduate of Rappahannock County High School, completed Piedmont Vocational Center’s three-year program in cosmetology.

Returning from what turned out to be a false alarm during the early morning electrical and rain storm Wednesday, one of Amissville Fire Department’s trucks overturned, slightly injuring several of the accompanying personnel.

According to trooper W. L. Lyle, Jr., the crash occurred about at 3:30 a.m. on Route 621 at Meades Corner near Jeffersonton. The 1967 Ford fire engine was operated by Jack Atkins, 33, the office said.

Others on the truck were Sheila Scott, 17; Bobby Carter, 47; Scott Chamberlain, 17; Robert Croston, 18; and Andrian Butler, 17, who were treated at Fauquier Hospital and released, and Paul Poling, 58, who was hospitalized overnight and released Wednesday morning.

The Rappahannock County School Board voted unanimously at a special meeting Monday night to hire Gerald Stanley Lysik as assistant superintendent for the county’s public schools. A native of Dewitt, N.Y., he earned his bachelor degree from St. Lawrence University with a major in physical education and minors in biology and psychology. Lysik’s starting salary was set at $27,000.

May 7, 1992

Fauquier Springs Country Club was the site on May 2 for the Rappahannock County junior-senior prom. In the recent years the prom has taken place at the elementary school. The highlight of the evening came when seniors James Roy and Jenny Foster were crowned prom king and queen amid a cascade of more than 400 balloons dropping from the ballroom ceiling.

The toast of Alpenglow sparkling cider was taken in commemorative glasses that sported the prom theme in gold, “We’ve Got Tonight.”