Down Memory Lane for April 18

July 13, 1972

Saturday, three girls from Rappahannock participated in an All-Comers track and field meet held in Winchester. The girls were running in the 14-15 age group against competition from Virginia and Maryland.

Leverne Summers and Ruby Faye Dunn, both of Washington and both inexperienced in track, combined for a total of six wins. Summers came in first in the 100-yard dash and second in the 50- and 220-yard dashes. Ruby placed second in the hurdles and third in both the 100- and 220-yard dash.

Sharon Foster of Flint Hill, showed excellent form over the hurdles, finishing in 12.5 seconds, her best time, for a first in the 80-yard low hurdles. Sharon, off to a very fast start, went on to break the tape in the 50-yard dash for another first.

The Rappahannock Senators breezed past previously unbeaten Calverton 7-2 Saturday at Rappahannock. The Senators played sound defensive ball while collecting nine hits.

Niles Aylor, John Jenkins and Gary Leake led the hitting attack with two hits each, while Greg Albright hit a long triple. Brooke Miller pitched six innings limiting Calverton to two infield hits while striking out eight and walking four.

The Senators kept their championship shoes alive by defeating Amissville 11-4 Tuesday at Rappahannock. Roger Jenkins went all the way, allowing three hits while striking out five and walking six.

Flint Hill Ladies Auxiliary members and firemen with families and guests enjoyed a picnic Sunday evening at the carnival grounds. The ladies provided a sumptuous picnic table laden with all of the homemade treats found at such country outings. Country music entertained the group after the picnic.

June 25, 1981

Marcos Bignoli is a man chasing a dream and that dream is the 10 goal handicap of a top rated professional polo player. His quest has brought him to Rappahannock County where he’s training and riding for Bill Fannon at Fannon’s Castleton polo field.

Kenny Norman of Woodville is not telling where in Rappahannock he caught an 8-pound, 4-ounce wide mouth bass which measured 23 inches in length. Norman was fishing with artificial lures, then changed to worms. After something stole most of the worm, Kenny put out his line and came up with a prize.

Lorrie Young, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. William Young of Castleton, received a check for $30 as the first place award in the Piedmont Board of Realtors photography contest. The prize was presented at the board’s special dinner meeting held last Thursday in Culpeper.

May 28, 1992

The Planning Commission recommended approval for another location for the Amissville Post Office and again delayed action on the expansion at the Blue Rock Inn at last Wednesday’s meeting.

The newest proposed location for the post office is in the present More gas station on property east of the Amissville Fire Hall. It is presently zoned rural residential. The planners recommended it be rezoned to village commercial, but only if the post office is located there. The gas station has been a nonconforming use on the location.

The Washington Architectural Review Board turned down a request by Claybert Smoot to replace the four-pane windows in his house with windows with two panes. Chairman Donna Kevis noted that the ARB had allowed Mr. Smoot to cover his house with vinyl siding at last month’s meeting. “We’re really losing your house if we let the windows go too,” she said.

Susan Eaton, 45, of Mountain High Farm, Route 671, Sperryville, has been charged with two felonies after she allegedly shot a crop dusting airplane in the sky above Sperryville last Thursday. According to Sheriff John H. Woodward, Eaton is charged with interfering with the operation of an aircraft by shooting it, and destruction of private property. Both are felonies.