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Rappahannock News - - EDITORIAL & OPINION - COM­PILED BY JAN CLAT­TER­BUCK

50 YEARS AGO

Aug. 10, 1961

Four Rap­pa­han­nock County 4-H Club mem­bers had the dis­tinc­tion of spend­ing last week at the Pow­ells' Fort Val­ley All Star Camp meet­ing. They were Glen and Ran­dall Updike, Wal­ter B. Kilby and Jack Sisk, who had the honor of be­ing the District Chief. Miss Anna Ruth Bar­nette, the County Home Agent, ac­com­pa­nied the group. Upon com­ple­tion of the 1960-1961 tree plant­ing sea­son, the tally shows that a lit­tle over four mil­lion trees have been planted in District III of the Vir­ginia Divi­sion of Forestry. This fig­ure does not in­clude those trees planted by in­dus­try. The district is com­prised of six­teen coun­ties within the cen­tral Pied­mont re­gion of the state. Even with the past se­vere win­ter, these four mil­lion plus trees con­sti­tute a four per­cent in­crease over last sea­son's to­tals. The chil­dren of Mr. and Mrs Har­ri­son Ma­honey hon- ored them with a din­ner at their home at Ch­ester Gap Sun­day, Au­gust 6 for their 50th wed­ding an­niver­sary. Present were their eight chil­dren and fam­i­lies, in­clud­ing thirty grand­chil­dren and 4 great-grand­chil­dren.

25 YEARS AGO

June 5, 1986

The vote, when it came, was an an­ti­cli­max. The out­come was ob­vi­ous af­ter the Board of Zon­ing Ap­peals split on the first find­ing nec­es­sary for is­suance of the spe­cial use per­mit sought by Re­nate and Ted Chap­man for a re­li­gious re­treat house in the F. T. Val­ley. David Brooke Miller of Wash­ing­ton was grad­u­ated May 18 from the School of Medicine of the Univer­sity of Vir­ginia. Dr. Miller is a grad­u­ate of Rap­pa­han­nock County High School and was salu­ta­to­rian of his class in 1974. He at­tended VPI, where he was named Phi Beta Kappa and was grad­u­ated magna cum laude.

Dr. Miller is the son of Mr. and Mrs. New­bill Miller of Wash­ing­ton.

Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Ray Pullen and fam­ily en­ter­tained Sun­day at a party for their daugh­ter Angie's eighth birth­day. It was also a be­lated Mother's Day din­ner for their moth­ers, Mrs. Janie Pullen and Mrs.

Clyde Pullen.

10 YEARS AGO

May 23, 2001

As you travel south from US 211 and Route 522, you can see a beau­ti­ful coun­try church high on the hill over­look­ing Sper­ryville. This is the Hopewell Bap­tist Church which was or­ga­nized in 1873. Be­fore the church was built the mem­bers wor­shiped at the Reynolds Bap­tist Church with Rev. John Gaines as the first pas­tor. The Hopewell Bap­tist Church has not al­ways been in the present lo­ca­tion.

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