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Friday is school holiday

January 13, 1988

Friday is a school holiday for students in the Blanco ISD, so they can attend and participate in the Blanco county Youth Fair.

This will be a teacher work day but the administrative offices will be closed.

6 teams vie in tournament

January 13, 1978

The annual Junior High Tournament in the Blanco gym will be going on all day Saturday, starting at 9:00 a.m. There will be 8 girl teams and 8 boy teams battling for the 1st place, 2nd place and consolation trophies that will be awarded Saturday evening. Teams taking part are: Boerne, Comfort, Johnson City, Marion, Holy Spirit of S.A., and Blanco.

Come support the local Junior High students

CofC Looking for Hunting Leases

January 12, 1968

The Blanco Chamber of Commerce has received a number of requests for hunting leases in the Blanco area. Anyone having a place they are willing to lease to hunters are requested to leave the information with Miss Pearl Byars, chamber of Commerce secretary, or call the office, 833-4810, between 8:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays.

Blanco ISD may offer public night classes

January 13, 1978

BLANCO – Blanco ISD board of trustees Monday night discussed the possibility of offering evening classes to the community. Superintendent Bobby Roberts passed out a sample copy of information needed to make a survey of the community. The board members discussed several types of classes they thought the community would be interested in and decided to discuss it in more depth after the survey was made.

The community education classes would be open to anyone interested in taking a class whether they were from Johnson City or Kendalia. Roberts reported that a tuition would be charged to help pay for the utilities and teacher salaries.

4-H club meets

January 13, 1988

The Panther 4-H club held their January meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 5 after school in the cafeteria.

The main topic of discussion was the upcoming livestock show. Many of the members will be showing their prize animals and hoping to be in the sale.

Lena Leinonen, our exchange student from Sweden, was the guest speaker. She shared with us stories, customs, songs, and crafts from her homeland. Everyone joined in the fun and made an Easter card, a party favor and sang a folk song in both English and Swedish.

Our next meeting is Feb. 2 in the school cafeteria at 3:30. The program will be on gardening by the Little Acres Nursery.

Blanco Places 4 In Regional Band

January 12, 1968

Four members of the Blanco High School Band were selected as members of the All-Region Band in tryouts held in Uvalde last Saturday.

Those from Blanco were Margaret Webb, Clarinet; Thomas Dowdy, Bass; Dennis Smith, Cornet; and Connie Waxler, Baritone. Connie placed high enough to compete in area tryouts in Alice but will be unable to compete since this competition is for ninth grade and above and she is only an eighth grader.

Students from twenty-eight different schools from all classifications were represented in the Regional Band tryouts. Blanco placed more students than any school in its classification and more than some of the larger schools.

Blanco Lutherans want old papers

January 13, 1978

The Blanco Lutheran church is collecting old newspapers for a fund raising project.

Anyone having newspapers to donate may bring them to the church. Place them in the room of the third door from the South end of the church on the West side of the church. Tie papers in bundles or place them in grocery bags. Newspapers only, no books, etc.

Furber bids to return to clerk job

January 13, 1978

This is to advise the public that I will be a candidate for re-election to the office of County and District clerk of Blanco County.

It has been an honor and pleasure to serve you in this capacity during the past. I trust my service has been such that you will see fit to support me for another term in this office.

If re-elected I will continue to serve you to the best of my abilities.

Your wholehearted support will be appreciated.

Jeffy B. Furber

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