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December 21, 2017

Throwback Thursday: FHS medics make a difference

1992: Fauquier High School “Green Team” members (from left) Greg Shambling, Mike Goschen, Capt. Monica Fleisher, Co-Capt. Christen Bowers, Bryan Ross and Karl Russell. Not pictured: Duane Hendrickson.
25 Years Ago
From The Fauquier Citizen edition of Dec. 25, 1992

FHS “Green Team” makes a difference

The newspaper names the Fauquier High School “Green Team” one of its “5 Who Made a Difference” in 1992.

The seven students, each of whom has completed the 120-hour emergency medical technician course, provide fast first aid on the 75-acre campus. The team members are Greg Shamblin, Mike Goschen, Capt. Monica Fleisher, Co-Capt. Christen Bowers, Bryan Ross, Karl Russell and Duane Hendrickson.

The other difference makers featured:

• Jeanne Blackwell, who founded the Fauquier Therapeutic Riding Program at her Madcap Farm near The Plains.

• Fred Essex, administrative assistant to the school superintendent who runs a six-week mentoring program for 20 minority students.

• Dan Lowery, a Warrenton businessman who — remembering his humble past — devotes much of his free time to Fauquier Habitat for Humanity.

• Marge Meyer, a school psychologist who works to understand and raise awareness of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

Local man nominated for cabinet

President-elect Bill Clinton has nominated New Baltimore-area resident Jesse Brown as the next secretary of Veterans Affairs.

Brown, wounded in Vietnam War combat, works as the Disabled American Veterans executive director of legislative affairs.

The 48-year-old nominee, his wife and younger child live in the Snow Hill neighborhood. He met with Clinton two weeks ago in Little Rock, Ark.

Before the visit, Brown said he “started thinking about the magnitude of it. What are you going to do with 260,000 employees? What are you going to do with a budget of $35 million? That clearly would make you stop and think.”

He stayed up until 2 a.m. the day of his appointment, thinking about what to say to the next president.

Fisher top county worker

Barbara K. Fisher, a 13-year veteran of the Fauquier treasurer’s office, received the county government employee of the year award last week.

The Warrenton resident, who will retire at year’s end, serves as the deputy under county Treasurer Bitsy Lineweaver.

“Barbara’s most deserving of this award,” Ms. Lineweaver said. “She’s always been willing to help and do whatever it takes to get a job done. I’m going to miss her a great deal.”

Mrs. Fisher, 60, briefly held the treasurer’s job in 1990, after former Treasurer J.E. “Ted” Cox retired with two years left on his elected term. She served 14 months until Ms. Lineweaver won a special election.

As employee of the year, Mrs. Fisher received $250 and a certificate from the board of supervisors.

Jaycees’ toy workshop opens eyes and hearts

Even in a recession, everyone seems to find a way to help the Warrenton-Fauquier Jaycees’ Christmas Toy Workshop.

The 42nd annual workshop — a three-month effort — culminated Sunday morning with delivery of toys and food to 375 needy Fauquier families, up more than 50 from last year.

“I did this 40 years ago,” said retired real estate appraiser T. Freeland Mason, a former Jaycee who has come back to help with the deliveries. “And, I’ve always said it makes Christmas.”

Costs up, interest down for seniors at Liberty High

If Liberty High School opens with seniors in 1994, that class probably would include fewer than 200 students. And the move could cost the school system an extra $148,449.

The school board will decide if allowing members of Fauquier High’s Class of 1995 to transfer to the new Bealeton school is worth it.

At Monday’s work session, school board members learned that 116 of approximately 241 students who live in the proposed Liberty attendance zone would want to transfer to the new, air-conditioned school for their final year. Another 123 Southern Fauquier students responding to the survey said they’d want to remain at FHS and would agree to provide their own transportation.

Clinton invited to Warrenton

Jerry Wood has a call into Mr. Big himself — fellow Democrat Bill Clinton.

On Jan. 17, three days before his inauguration, Clinton wants to follow the path Thomas Jefferson took from Monticello to Washington when he took his oath of office in 1801.

And Wood, a Warrenton pharmacist who represents the 31st District in the Virginia House of Delegates, thinks it would be “great” if the Clinton entourage stopped in Fauquier on its way to Washington.

“Doing pretty good,” Wood said of this efforts to convince Clinton and company to come to Fauquier. “We haven’t heard from the transition team yet.”

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