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Our Servicemen

December 29, 1967

Signalman Second Class Billy J. Crawford, USN con of Mr. and Mrs. Robert R. Crawford of Blanco, is serving aboard the U.S. Seventh Fleet attack carrier USS Kitty Hawk off the coast of North Vietnam.

While off the coast of Viet man the mission of the Kitty Hawk will be the launching of aircraft for strikes against the enemy supply and communications lines. The aircraft will also support U.S. and Allied ground forces conducting operations in South Vietnam.

Weir to help sell Houston Baptist property

December 30, 1977

Blanco real estate businessman, Bob Weir attended breakfast for selected real estate brokers in Houston.

The breakfast was held at the River Oaks Country Club on December 7 for real estate brokers to assist the Houston Baptist University in selling, leasing and developing the University’s properties.

P-TA to Meet Friday

December 29, 1967

The Blanco P-TA meeting has been changed to Friday, January 5, at 7:45 p.m. so as not to conflict with the basketball games schedule.

The FHA girls will hold their annual style show as the program for the evening.

Re-election bid announced by Borrow

December 30, 1987

County Judge M.B. Barrow has authorized the Blanco County News to announce his candidacy for re-election to the office of Blanco County.

“It has been an honor and a pleasure serving you as county judge for the past term and if I am re-elected, I will continue to work for the best interest of the people of Blanco County,” he stated. “I feel that a public trust and I shall endeavor to act in such a manner as to prove worthy of your continued respect and confidence. I respectfully solicit our vote and support in the general election next November,” Mr. Barrow concluded.

Kindergarten Class in Christmas Program

December 29, 1967

Mrs. Morgan’s Kindergarten Class held their Christmas program Wednesday, December 20.

The pupils presented a short program for the mothers and visiting children titled “Christmas on the Farm.” Character parts were: Grandmother, Cayce Cage; Grandfather, David Wagner, Mother, Lori Calhoun, Father, Kenny Morgan, Children, Cathy Bell, Evelyn Reeves, and Doug Morgan, Mule, Zane Smith, The Church, Sandra Behn.

The children also sang Christmas songs after which gifts were exchanged and refreshments were served to about 25 children and mothers.

New Business Opens in Blanco

December 29, 1967

A new business establishment is opening in Blanco for the convenience of the cattlemen in the area.

Rae Doran, located five miles west of the square in Blanco, has taken on the W-W Manufacturing Co. for modern cattlemen.

Mr. Doran’s place is located on Ranch Road 1888 (Old River Road) where Crabapple and Blanco meet, just east of the old Flugrath Store.

Among the items Mr. Doran will handle are: Stationary and portable chutes, loading chutes, crowding alley and alley stops, calf cradle, stationary and portable scales, branding iron heater, pickup stock racks and many other items.

Bindseil baby baptized

December 30, 1977

Sunday, November 27th, William James Bindseil, son of Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Bindseil in the Trinity Lutheran Church during the Sunday morning service.

Sponsors were James Bindseil, Larry Preiss, Karen Priess and Dona Burgess.

A barbecue dinner was served after the service at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Bindseil’s.

Use Your New Phone Directory

December 29, 1967

A number of complaints have been received by the Southwestern States Telephone users have been unable to reach their party and instead get a busy signal.

Telephone numbers having been changed when the new office went into use on December 13. They stress that all telephones users should look up the number in the new Blanco supplemental directory issued in conjunction with the changeover.

Never dial a number from memory until you have complementary familiarized yourself with the new numbers your frequently used.

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