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Wednesday, February 11, 2009 • Posted February 10, 2009 10:00 PM

Spotlight on ‘Blythe Spirit’

February 8, 1989

This week CAT presents Steve Snyder and Barbara Ballas, who will play Dr. and Mrs. Bradman, in their upcoming production of “Blyth Spirit.” The Bradman’s are invited to attend the séance staged by Mr. Condimine to obtain occult jargon for a new book he’s writing.

Steve Snyder originally from Missouri, has lived in Johnson City for 4 years where he is a Park Ranger for the National Park Service at the LBJ Park. He debuted in a high school play he says no one would know, and tried to avoid acting for years but always finds himself involved.

Back home he worked for the Living History Farm where he portrayed a 1870’s doctor. He currently served on the Board of Governors for the Little Theatre of the Hills in Johnson City and was in their latest production “Wind Between the Houses.” He appeared in CAT’s production of “Barefoot in the Park” and helped with sound of “Marriage-Go-Round.”

Barbara Ballas moved to Blanco 7 years ago from New Orleans. She is the mother of two lovely daughters, Heather and Jessi. Barbara has worked behind the scenes in previous productions but will be making her debut in “Blythe Spirit” as Mrs. Brandman. She currently serves on CAT’s Board as Member at Large.

Hill Country Artists to meet on Monday

February 9, 1979

The next meeting of the Hill Country Artists will be this Monday at 10:00 a.m. again at St. Ferdinand’s Parish Hall in Blanco.

The fee for attendance is $2.00 for members and $3.00 for non-members. All are advised to bring a snack lunch for the demonstration, which begins at 10:30 a.m.

V.E. (Virginia) Mueller of Fredericksburg will be the guest artists. Mrs. Mueller has appeared here before and is well-known in the area.

Our Servicemen

February 7, 1969

James William Blackburn is now at For Monmouth, New Jersey, attending the Fixed Technical Control School.

During his basic training at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, he served as squad leader and was graduated as an E-2.

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