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Blanco Chamber to meet Monday

February 2, 1979

Blanco - - The Blanco Chamber of Commerce will hold their general meeting of the year, Monday night at 7:30 p.m. at the Old Baptist Church.

All members and prospective members are invited to come and help make plans for Fiddle Fest and the coming year, announced President Angie Smith.

Charles Sims, the City Administrator will be present to discuss the possible use of the Blanco State Park for Fiddle Fest.

Bowling to Benefit MOD

January 31, 1969

The March of Dimes, under the direction of Miss Pearl Byars, Chairman, organized open bowling Sunday afternoon, February 2 at Blanco Bowling Alley. The bowling will begin at 1:30 p.m. Those planning on attend the dinner and concert are cordially invited to the bowling games later in the afternoon.

This is the third and last project of the March of Dimes this year, so come test your bowling skills; and help prevent birth defects.

Lulu Gonzalez on Honor’s List

February 1, 1989

Lulu Gonzalez, of Blanco, made the Honor’s List for Schreiner College’s 1988 Fall term.

To qualify for the list, a full-time student must maintain at least a 3.0 grade point average, or above, on a 4.0 scale and have passing grades in all classes.

Schreiner College is a four-year liberal arts college located in Kerrville, 55 northwest of San Antonio in the heart of the Texas Hill Country.

Knitting Class is Being Held Here

January 31, 1969

The Blanco Chapter of Young Homemakers is sponsoring a knitting class at the HE Cottage. The class is being conducted by Mrs. T.A. Cain, local knitting instructor.

Members attending are Pat Hartmann, Ivanne Moore, Kay Berger, Shirley Smith, Nell Klepac, Elizabeth Burkhart, Beverly Zercher, Bobbie Moore and Annie Jones. Guests include Margie Latham and the two student teachers, Karen Gilbert and Gloria Harris.

New HD Agent coming Mar 1

February 2, 1979

The County - - Blanco County’s new Home Demonstration Agent will assume her duties beginning March 1.

Carolyn Lamen will be replacing Anita Jarvis, who resigned recently following the birth of her second child.

Ms. Lamen is currently finishing up her training in Milam County. She is a native of the La Grange-Giddings area.

Restaurant Under New Ownership

January 31, 1969

Bud and Dolly Evans have purchased the former Robbins’ Restaurant and will open for business on Tuesday, February 4. They will be open for business from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. daily except Mondays. They moved here from Craig, Colorado. He has been in the hotel and restaurant business for a number of years. Mr. Evans is a member of the Elks and Mrs. Evans is a member of the Eastern Star and Eagles. Under construction is a10 by 12 foot addition to the kitchen to make up for efficient operation of the business.

A specialty of the house will be barbecued ribs.

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