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Kanz, Curti plight troth

April 6, 1979

Mr. and Mrs. Albert Kanz Jr. of Canyon Lake announced the engagement of their daughter, Glenda Lynn, to Michael Warren Curtis, son of Mr. and Mrs. Murray Curtis of Blanco.

The bride to be will graduate from Smithson Valley High School in May and is employed part-time in the Comal ISD Tax Office.

The prospective groom is a graduate of Blanco High School and is employed at Kanz Feed and Seed in Sattler.

The wedding is planned for June 16 at the First Presbyterian Church of New Braunfels.

Our Servicemen

April 4, 1969

Marine Private William D. City, son of Mr. Ara Jones of Blanco, is serving with the Fifth Marine Division at Camp Pendleton, California.

Camp Pendleton Marines undergo extensive training in infantry weaponry and its application. Training includes everything from basic marksmanship with a rife to hand granades, flamethrowers and tanks.

In addition, Pendleton houses other specialty schools such as communications, mechanics, or aviation.

Regardless of the military specialty, each Marine becomes proficient at infantry tactics and weaponry.

Camp Pendleton is also a staging area where Marines serve prior to assignment to combat units in Vietnam.

Bike-a-thon set April 21

April 6, 1979

Brenda Shipp-Rogers, Chairman of the Breath of Spring Bike-a-Thon has announced that April 21, beginning at 10 a.m. will be the official date for the Cystic Fibroses Bike-a-Thon in Blanco.

If you wish to participate, instructions and pledge forms are available at Blanco High School principal’s office, Blanco Elementary principal’s office and Strickland’s Drugs.

Fifteen prizes will be awarded that have been donated by local merchants.

If you have any questions , please contact Brenda Hipp-Rogers at 833-4205.

Tourist Seminar Slated April 17

April 4, 1969

The RC&D Tourist Development Seminar will be held in Stonewall on Wednesday, April 17. This will be a community meeting for the towns of Blanco, Stonewall, Harper, and Johnson City.

Mr. Davis of the Texas Tourist Development Association will be the instructor of the seminar.

Baseball forms available now

April 6, 1969

Registration forms for Blanco summer boy’s baseball and girl’s softball can be obtained from Blanco High School athletic director Ron Barr or junior high coach Johnny Thorton or can be picked up at the News office.

Included is a questionnaire to see if there is enough interest in beginning a summer age group track program. If you are not interested in baseball or softball, but still interested in track, you may fill out the same form.

Anyone in Johnson City interested in summer track may contact high school principle Neil Harris or athletic director Jerry Don Anderson.

More Coyotes Are Trapped

April 4, 1969

On March 20 it was reported to Sec. Treas. Harold Schroeter of the Blanco County Predatory Animal Control Club that two coyotes were caught on Mrs. Wessendorff’s ranch by Trapper D.E. Fries.

This makes a total of ten coyotes caught from mid-February through March 20.

A reminder has been mailed to member who have not paid their $0.03 per head on all of their sheep and goats.

Women’s Club to meet Wednesday

April 4, 1969

The Blanco Women’s Club will meet April 16 in the school cafetorium at 2:00 p.m. A special program of Israeli songs and dances will be presented by students of San Antonio College.

Ladies of Blanco are invited to attend.

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