Blanco County News
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Wednesday, April 7, 2010 • Posted April 6, 2010
Gentle readers, This has been a sad/joyful week or two... we had a glorious Easter, but we also lost a wonderful gentleman by the name of Glen Barnard on Wednesday. Glen could play the saw like anything! and my favorite memory of him will always be at the Relay for Life talent show a few years ago, when he and his wife Ruby played Adam and Eve to Darlene Kiernan’s Dr.
Wednesday, March 24, 2010 • Posted March 23, 2010
Happy birthday, Tommy Vallone! This particular note should have been in the Potpourri a couple weeks ago, but I failed to check out the information properly - here it is now. Andrew (Drew) Daughdril, grandson of Bob Daughdril, well-known volunteer at the Blanco Library, inveterate poker player, and raconteur, came home to Sulphur, LA, before heading to Kuwait and then Iraq, having just finished training with the Louisiana National Guard.
Wednesday, March 17, 2010 • Posted March 16, 2010
Prepare to be downhearted with me - Lyle’s parents (my wonderful in-laws) are heading back to Kansas for the summer. They are always a joy to have here - I wasn’t able to spend as much time with them as I would have liked, since I had lots and lots of typing to do, but hopefully when they come back in late fall I will have been able to organize my schedule a little better. Spring has sprung - get out and enjoy the first signs - the hummingbirds, the flowers, the wea ...
Wednesday, March 3, 2010 • Posted March 2, 2010
On Wednesday, February 24, the Lutheran Church hosted the monthly birthday party at Live Oak Nursing Home. A big thank-you to Darlene Kiernan, who played piano, and Dorothy Dillon for coming to sing! We appreciate all who came to help out. Everyone enjoyed some Dorothy Troppy cake, ice cream, and punch while Happy Birthday was sung, and they opened their birthday gifts from Blanco National Bank.
Wednesday, February 24, 2010 • Posted February 23, 2010
Be sure to wish Cheryl Eckenrode a happy birthday if you happen to stop in the Johnson City Sign Shop (it was last week), and wish Curt Knutson happy birthday Wednesday. Love is in the air in Blanco - keep your eyes open! Don't forget the annual Chamber banquet with Joaquin Jackson as the speaker on Thursday, February 25, at 5:30 at the courthouse.
Wednesday, February 17, 2010 • Posted February 16, 2010
On Friday, February 12, Live Oak had a Valentine/Birthday Celebration. Darlene Kiernan played piano and Dorothy Dillon sang many old-time favorites for the residents to enjoy. Nellie Luttrell’s birthday was on Valentine’s Day; her daughter brought a beautiful cake decorated with red roses, “Happy Birthday” was sung to her, and she received her early birthday gifts.
Wednesday, February 10, 2010 • Posted February 9, 2010
Nothing I could say would top Senor’s entry below, so I will save mine for another time! Happy Valentine’s Day, and Laissez Les Bon Temps Roulez! WHO DAT! The Ballet Folklorico from Mexico City dazzled the Alamo City on its recent performance at Municipal Auditorium. Mr. and Mrs. Chalon Jackson with daughters Alexis and Emma of Johnson City, Angela Wollmann and son Hunter of Kerrville, and C.A.
Wednesday, February 3, 2010 • Posted February 2, 2010
Happy Birthday Heather! Congratulations to Bruce Malone who came in 1st place in the ‘50’ plus race, held at Flat Rock Creek Ranch in Comfort. He competed in a 52-mile mountain bike race, which took over five hours. Bruce said it was very cold and very muddy. His parents are Judy and Bobby Brewer of Blanco. Condolences go out to Clarence Waxler’s family.
Wednesday, January 27, 2010 • Posted January 26, 2010
Blanco School Reunion will be June 19, 2010. Mark your calendar, and there will be more news to come! I wrote last week about Judy Brewer, not having heard from or seen her in quite a while. She popped up finally, and sent me a little note to let me know how thrilled she was with her 15-year award!
Wednesday, December 30, 2009 • Posted December 29, 2009
One small item this week - I am still wondering if an attorney and his cohort, a retired businessman, ever found the person they were looking for on P Nuts the Saturday before Christmas... they were having a terrible time trying to deliver their Christmas card in person, but they did appear to be very adventurous and willing to travel down paths unknown! Marilyn, Lawrence and Nan Mikes went to Seguin for Christmas Day.
Wednesday, December 23, 2009 • Posted December 22, 2009
First and foremost, Glen and Ruby Barnard recently attended a graduation celebration for their daughter-in-law, Jennifer Kitchen, who graduated from Incarnate Word College in San Antonio. She has been pursuing this for a long time and they are VERY proud of her (so are we)! She had a 3.9GPA and graduated summa cum laude.
Wednesday, December 16, 2009 • Posted December 15, 2009
On Thursday, December 10, Santa showed up at Live Oak Medical Center with greetings and a gift for each resident. The United Methodist Church choir came to sing, while Darlene Kiernan played piano. Christmas cookies and punch were passed out while everyone enjoyed their favorite Christmas music. On Saturday, December 12, staff bundled up residents and put Santa hats on all to go outside and enjoy the Christmas parade. We appreciate the parade participants who came to greet resi ...
Wednesday, December 2, 2009 • Posted December 1, 2009
On Monday, November 23, about 70 kindergartners came to Live Oak Nursing Home to visit residents and sing some cute songs for Thanksgiving. Teachers and parents filled up our dining room and brought the holiday spirit. On Tuesday, November 24, residents gathered in the dining room to receive gifts from the Yucca Garden Club.
Wednesday, November 25, 2009 • Posted November 24, 2009
One of the biggest and best items for Potpourri this week is Jewell Scott, formerly of Blanco, is proud to announce the birth of her great-grandson, Jonah Long, on October 31, 2009. Jonah is the son of Caroline and Justin Long of Fort Collins, Colorado, the grandson of Cordelia Willgren of Cedar Park, and the nephew of Charles Willgren. Can’t top that, so just everybody have a wonderful, wonderful Thanksgiving - I am lucky enough to have not only my dandy husband and my mama her ...
Wednesday, November 18, 2009 • Posted November 17, 2009
Glen and Ruby Barnard are proud to announce the birth of a great-grandson, Joshua Jordan Boyd, born in Colorado. Woohoo! On FaceBook, I have noticed that a lot of posts have to do with things to be thankful for - so since Thanksgiving will be here next week, think of at least three things you are thankful for - you may surprise yourselves! I personally am so thankful for my friends here in Blanco - and the way they put up with my shenanigans!