DOWN MEMORY LANE
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.
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.