Meetings and Notices for May 23

The Rappahannock County School Board holds a budget work session at 10:30 a.m. tomorrow (Friday, May 24) in the school board office conference room. This meeting is open to the public.

The following offices are closed Monday (May 27) in observance of Memorial Day: Rappahannock County government offices; Union First Market Bank; BB&T; Virginia Department of Motor Vehicle customer service centers (DMV service are still available at; U.S. Postal Service; and the Rappahannock News (where early deadlines are in effect for the May 30 edition; all items for publication should be submitted by 3 p.m. Friday, May 24). Rappahannock Rapidan Community Services transportation will not operate on Monday in observance of Memorial Day.

There being no business to come before the board, the May meeting of the Rappahannock County Board of Zoning Appeals is cancelled.

Services to Abused Families’ (SAFE) volunteer training sessions originally scheduled for June 1-2 and 8-9 have been postponed.

Hearthstone School’s Let’s Make Music Camp is noon to 4 p.m. for ages 6-12 at the school, June 10-14. The Mountain Adventures camp (swimming, hiking, nature studies, games, crafts and outdoor activities) offers three spots: The Day Camp (ages 4-8) is 9 to 3 p.m. June 17-21 and again June 24-28; the Day Camp for ages 8-13 is 9 to 3 p.m. July 8-12; and the Backpacking section (ages 13-17) is July 15-19. The Summer Day Camp (crafts, art and nature activities with Kitty Keyser and Janet Kerig) is for ages 3-12 (divided into groups 3-5, 6-8 and 9-12) from July 29-Aug. 2 and Aug. 5-9. For more information, call 540-987-9212 or visit

The Amissville Volunteer Fire and Rescue Company is seeking contestants for Queen (ages 14-20), Junior Miss (ages 8-13), and Little Miss (ages 3-7) for their annual carnival June 26-29. For tickets and information, contact Sandi Carter 540-937-4218. For entries in the parade on June 27, contact J.B. at 540-937-4218.

The 50th reunion of the Rappahannock County High School class of 1963 is June 22 at the Flint Hill Public House. Class members who haven’t been contacted are asked to get in touch with Dorothy Payne Clater (540-987-3137), Sally Latham Haynes (480-947-4824), Judi North Burke (540-631-6103) or Mary Norman Wiley (540-937-7535).

The Rappahannock County High School class of 1958 hosts an all classes reunion to celebrate 55 years since graduation, starting at noon Saturday, June 29, at the Flint Hill fire hall. Attendees should bring a covered dish and drink to share. Paper products are provided. For more information, call Paula Miller Howell (, Elanor “Dicey” Atkins (540-636-6003) or Nancy Zinn Nicholas (540-937-4470).

Register your child for Wildlife Discovery Camp at the Blue Ridge Wildlife Center (930 Tilthammer Mill Road, Boyce). Camp sessions (for ages 7-12) are Tuesdays from 9:30 to 2:30 p.m. beginning June 11 (except July 30) and ending Aug 20. Each session costs $25. For more information and to register, call 540-837-9000 or visit