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A Look Back at Blanco County History
Wednesday, May 11, 2011 • Posted May 12, 2011 7:20 PM

May 17, 1968

Sergeant Major Murray E. Curtis, whose wife, Jean, lives near Blanco, received his fourth award of the Army Commendation Medal April 16 while serving with the 8th Field Hospital in Vietnam. Sgt. Curtis earned the award for meritorious service during his last assignment with the United States Army Medical Training Center at Fort Sam Houston. Sergeant major of the hospital, Curtis entered on active duty in October 1942 and arrived in Vietnam last March. The Sergeant is a 1939 graduate of Phillipsburg (N.J.) High School attended Seton Hall College at South Orange New Jersey. • Mrs. Morgan’s kindergarten class will hold its graduation exercises on Thursday, May 23 at 7:30 p.m. in the Blanco school cafetorium. The public is invited and there is no admission fee. Those graduating are: Sandra Behn, Cathy Bell, Cayce Cage, Lori Calhoun, Dough and Kenny Morgan, Zane Smith, and David Wagner. • The Yucca Garden Club will hold their last fiscal meeting on Wednesday, May 22, at the home of Mrs. Wayne Smith. The election of officers will be held at that time.

May 19, 1978

The United Methodist Church of Blanco will hold a special Senior Day Service on May 21. The graduating seniors will be honored during the Sunday morning service with a covered dish luncheon following. Dr. Rod O’Connor of Texas A & M University will be the guest speaker. Dr. O’Connor is a professor of chemistry and is director of the first year chemistry programs. He is an active member of the Lutheran Church and has written a booklet "Can Man Create Life." Kent Smith, a Blanco County attorney will present the music. • "Club 42" met in the home of Monta Knoll on May 10th, with 9 members and 3 guests attending. 7 games of progressive dominoes were played with the prizes going to Melanie Felps, Irmgard Weber, Hilda Smith and Murial Wagner. • The BHS 1000 Club is a special group of guys. To be a member, they must be able to lift a total of 1000 pounds on 5 lifts on the weight machine. Bench press of 180, leg press of 400, lap pull of 190, 100 on curls, and 130 pounds on shoulder press is a good example of a 1000 pounds total weight. The present members to date are Chris Nabers, Terry Love, Chesley Elkins, Max Reinhard, Mike Lindeman, Freddy Laumer, Chris Wordsworth, Paul Clay, Kirk Felps, and Lynn Maley. These 10 guys had to work hard to achieve this distinction. Coach Barr says that a few more are going to become member before long. He is confident that these Panthers will be above average in the sports they pursue.

May 18, 1988

The second annual Gillespie & Blanco County Beef and Range Field Day will be held at the National Park in Stonewall on May 26. The Field Day will begin with registration between 5:00 p.m.  5:30 p.m. at the Show Barn. To reach the Show Barn area travel 290 West to the State Park Baseball field and follow the Beef and Range Field Day signs to the Show Barn area. The field day will emphasize selection in 205 day weight and a cull and keep presentation. In addition Dr. Northington will present a program on wild flowers. Forage demonstrations being conducted using hay grazers and Costal Bermuda will be viewed. A donation supper will be available to all participants. Everyone is invited to take the opportunity to participate in the educational event. This program is open to all Beef and Range enthusiasts.

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