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License Plates Being Sold Here

February 2, 1968

1968 vehicle license plates are now on sale in Blanco at the office of Justice of the Peace G.A. Rust.

Deputy Sheriff L.M. “Dugie” Mobley will sell the licenses as well as make property tax assessments.

Lincoln Day dinner planned February 16

February 3, 1988

On February 16 Hayes County Republican Parties Lincoln day dinner is being held at San Marcos Academy (RR 12) at 7:00 p.m.

Everyone is welcome. Come join the fun, meet the candidates and out guest speaker, Railroad Commissioner Kent Hance.

Tickets are $12.50 per person/$10 for students and must be purchased by February 11.

In San Marcos call 396-0054 or 396-0924; in Wimberley 847-2362.

Bourlands Join Charolais Association

February 2, 1968

Mr. and Mrs. Claude Bourland Jr., of Blanco, have been accepted for membership in the American-International Charolais Association, J. Scott Henderson, executive secretary of the breed registration origination, has announced.

Originating in France more than 200 years ago, Charolais has become well established in this country because of the breed’s greater weight for age, greater feeding efficiency, and improved carcass values that reduce a greater ratio of quality lean meat to fat than any other breeds.

Registration and recordation’s of Charolais increased 38 per cent during 1966 above year earlier figures and now includes 43,000 purebreds and approximately 200,000 Charolais cross cattle being used in breeding up programs to purebred status,

Trailriders here

February 3, 1988

Grab your hats and boots cause the Trail Ride’s coming!

Participants in the Hill Country Trailriders’ annual trek to the San Antonio Stock Show will be in Blanco at 11:30 a.m. this Saturday.

Riders will be greeted by local dignitaries including Bob Bindseil, Chamber of Commerce President, Blanco Mayor Pro-Team Wesley Joe Dechert; and Miss Blanco Sheri Edge.

Trail Boss is Mike Ullevig, Olos Park Chief of Police.

After meeting in front of the old courthouse, riders will have lunch at the Blanco State Park.

FHA Plans area meet

February 3, 1978

The February meeting and festivities of the Blanco YHT have been postponed due to the State YHT meeting being held in Austin, February 9-11, 1978.

All members are urged to congregate on Thursday, February 9 at 5:00 p.m. at the H.E. Cottage to form carpools for the trip to Austin, where we are responsible for Thursday night registration. The annual Sweetheart Banquet will be held on March 2, 1978.

All details will be published at a later date. If any questions, call Carl Summy.

Booster Club plans banquet for May 6

February 3, 1978

The Blanco Booster Club met on Monday, January 30, 1978 at 7:00 p.m. in the school cafeteria.

Discussion concerning the All-Sports Banquet to be held on May 6, 1978 was the main topic of the business meeting.

The next booster club meeting has been set for Monday February 20, 1978 at 7:00 p.m. in the cafeteria.

The boys and girls Jr. High basketball team will be introduced.

Danz announces to try for second term

February 3, 1978

Sandra Danz has announced her candidacy for re-election to office as Blanco County Treasure.

“I have been pleased to served the past four years as your county treasurer, and I hope you will support my bid for re-election in the November General Election,” stated the county treasurer in announcing her bid for re-election.

Methodist celebrate Valentines Day

February 3, 1978

The United Methodist Fellowship and Friendship classes will celebrate Valentines Day with a covered dish party. The party is scheduled for 6:30 on February 11 at the Rider’s lake home.

Ted Oakes will be furnishing the meat; all other members are requested to bring a covered dish.

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