Down Memory Lane for May 30

Sept. 7, 1972

Randall Updike of Washington spent a week in Brazil and was a judge for the International Livestock Show held in Porto Alegre. He received a token of appreciation, a silver cup engraved in Portuguese. Updike joined two judges from Brazil and one from Holland to complete the judging team. Swine and cattle were sent to the show from the U.S. The animals exported from the U.S.were sold prior to shipping but were judged in the show.

Dunny Eastham and his daughter Marion of Red Hill Farm, in Amissville, will be leading trail riders this Sunday on a 2.5-hour ride through the meadows and forests of their farm. The ride, sponsored by Trail Riders of Rappahannock, commences on the Eastham farm at 5 p.m. Sept. 24.

Mrs. Rayner V. Snead was hostess to the Washington Bridge Club Thursday evening at her home Fairlea. Prize winners were Mrs. T. C. Lea, Mrs. Elmo D. Flynt, Mrs. W. F. Moffett, Jr. and Mrs. W. H. Massie, Jr. Others playing were Mrs. T. L. Eastham, Mrs. L. J. Turner, Mrs. B. M. Miller, Mrs. G. W. Lee Smith, Mrs. E. M. Jones and Mrs. H. M. Keyser.

Aug. 13, 1981

The school board Tuesday night accepted the resignation of Graham Spencer as principal of the elementary school. Mr. Spencer, who had served as principal for four years, resigned to accept a position as an elementary school principal in Prince William County. The resignations of two teachers and one aide were also accepted. Increases in textbook rental fees and increased prices for school lunches were also approved. Only high school book rental fees will remain the same: $4 per book with business books purchased separately. For children in kindergarten through third grade, book rental fees will be $18, up from $14 last year. Book rental fees for children in fourth through seventh grades will be $27, up from $21 last year.

With the recent opening of Albright’s Art Studio in the Clopton House in Washington, Margery Albright is realizing a dream that has eluded her for years. Although she has worked on and off as an artist for 25 years, she has never had a studio of her own or enough time to paint everyday.

Like many women, Albright realized when she turned 35 that the time was now or never to pursue a serious career. “I’d been busy raising my family, fiddling around with art but lacking the time to really study and paint every day. I thought: my life is really half over now and I’d better get moving,” she said.

Area volunteer emergency workers made up a good part of the audience at Monday’s Rappahannock County Board of Supervisors meeting as they appeared in uniform to show their concern over some of the service-related problems facing the board. The most pressing matter to be discussed was the county’s assumption of responsibility for providing dispatch service for fire and rescue calls as Culpeper moves towards termination of that service for this area.

Solutions discussed for the dispatch problem depend on the Rappahannock County Sheriff’s Office supplying the space and at least part of the manpower for receiving and relaying calls. Sheriff W. A. Buntin told the supervisors that the only advantage to his office of assuming coordination of the rescue vehicles would be to provide a county service. “The sheriff’s dispatch, along with the state police, would still be from Culpeper,” he said.