Rappahannock’s Board of Supervisors voted last Thursday by a 3-2 margin to have one man work two days a week in the zoning office. The board, on a motion by Mrs. Betty Coates, voted to ask Col. Evan McNear, who now works one day a week for $105.50 a month, to work two days a week at $20 a day doing three jobs. Col. McNear is now the zoning administrator and also the head of Civil Defense. He was asked by board to assume the duties of building inspector, also. Supervisor chairman Newbill Miller voted against the motion saying, “You know he can’t. He said he can’t work one more day a week.” This is because McNear is retired, it was explained. Mrs. Coates explained her opinion in the event McNear turns down the increase: “If I find that I can’t do the job, I would resign.”
The Castleton Kings softball team took a double-header from Dowden Construction by scores of 7-5 and 14-4, and a single game from B&W of Culpeper by the score 21-4 at King Memorial Park Sunday afternoon. The Kings were led in the doubleheader by Maury Nichols with two home runs, one triple and one single, and Dean Hahn with two home runs; Kent Henry was 5 for 7 in these games. In the B&W game, the Kings were led by Fred Fisher (4 for 4) and Stewart Henry (3 for 4). Louis Moore made several fine defensive plays in each game. The Kings’ record to date is 7-0. They will play a doubleheader at King Memorial Park this Sunday.
The TeePee Restaurant reopened two weeks ago under new management and a revised name, and judging by the steady stream of customers that visited The Family TeePee, Sperryville has another successful business. The new owners are Earl and Alice Jenkins of Ben Venue, both natives of the county. Jenkins called James Leake at Sperryville Realty about buying the business, “And here we are. My wife and our two daughters have jobs, plus five or six other county people have gone back to work, too.” The Family TeePee offers fast food, carry-out on one side of the building and a full-service dining room complete with salad bar on the other. The restaurant is open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Sherry Hamil of Flint Hill and Larry Genebach of Amissville have successfully completed the 40-hour Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Lay Instructor’s Course give at the State Rescue College in Blacksburg, Va. The State Rescue College is sponsored by the Virginia Association of Volunteer Rescue Squads, Inc.
People who have been in Rappahannock County for a couple of decades can tell you it has snowed longer and harder in the past and the drifts have been deeper and wider. But this certainly was enough snow to last the rest of the year. Sperryville’s weather observer Dennis Wingfield reported that about 16 inches of snow fell during the storm, which began late Friday night and continued until Sunday morning. All of the equipment was needed, as was a snow blower from the VDOT office in Culpeper. Mr. Marshall said that the snow blower operator reported that the drifts on Route 729 south of Ben Venue were three feet above the top of his equipment, which stands 10 feet tall. Many of the drifts were so large that the only practical way to move them was to use large bucket loaders that can pick up cubic yards of snow at a bite and move it out of the way.