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Band Boosters Club Meets

May 2, 1969

The Blanco Band Boosters met last Thursday night and elected new officers for next year.

They are: Bernice West, President; Irmgard Weber, 1st Vice President; Pat Goehmann, 2nd Vice President; Dolly Kneupner, 3rd Vice President; and Helen Waxler, Secretary-Treasurer.

The high school band’s upcoming trip to Six Flags and the coming need for new uniforms was discussed.

Also, a barbecue fund-raising project is being planned in June. There were 27 parents present for the meeting.

Pre-Kindergarten register next Friday

May 4, 1979

Pre-Kindergarten registration for Blanco children who will be five by September 1 will be held May 11 at 9:00 a.m. in the school cafeteria, announced Elementary School Principal B.R. Gloor.

The pre-schoolers will have lunch with the present kindergarteners at 11:00 a.m.

Parents are asked to bring the child’s birth certificate and health records. The health clinic will be there at the same time.

By September 1, all children eight and under will be required to have a shot for mumps, added Gloor, who said that notices of immunization will be sent home with each child next week.

Stahl heads funds drive

May 4, 1979

Bill Stahl of the Blanco Chamber of Commerce is spearheading a drive to raise funds for the Blanco Volunteer Fire Department and the Blanco Volunteer Ambulance Corps.

Anyone wishing to made donations is asked to send funds to Stahl, care of the Chamber of Commerce, PO Box 616.

The drive will climax with a benefit dance, sponsored by the Chamber, on May 12 at Twin Sisters Hall. “Middle of the Fiddle” will provide the music and all proceeds will go to the firefighters and the corps.

Johnnie Thornton Blanco Jaycee head

May 4, 1979

Blanco Junior High teacher Johnnie Thornton was elected president of the newly formed Blanco Junior Chamber of Commerce at an organization meeting Friday night.

Named as vice-president were Jim Hester and Jerry Myane. David Gibbons is the new secretary, Chip Taylor, treasurer. Directors are Jim Weirich and Charles Waxler.

A directors’ meeting with Chris Singleton elected as State Director. Next meeting will be this Monday night at 7:30 p.m. at the School Cafeteria. Installation of officers is planned. Any young men between the ages of 18 and 36 are welcome to attend.

Woman’s Club Meets

May 2, 1969

The Blanco Woman’s Club met April 16 in the School Cafeteria with Mme. Lane, Fulcher, and Johnson as co-hostesses. Mrs. Lane, club president, resided at the business meeting.

Mr. Harrison read the club collect. Mrs. Fulcher introduced Mrs. Nelda Drury gave an informative talk on Israeli dances. She then presented her students who interpreted the dances with grace and beauty.

During the tea hour members and guests were served punch, coffee and cookies from a beautifully decorated table portraying the spring season. Guests for the afternoon were: Mmes, Moore. Klepac, MacFarland and Mazurek.

Canner gauge testing clinic set

May 4, 1979

A pressure canner gauge testing clinic will be held on May 22, from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the PEC Auditorium in Johnson City and on May 22 from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at the Homecoming cottage in Blanco.

Carolyn Lehmann, Blanco County Extension Agent will conduct the clinic. Individuals may come by at any time between the hours stated to have gauges tested. Interested persons should bring the whole lid of the pressure canner; they should not attempt to detach only the gauge because damages may result.

Brochures and canning publications will be available. There will be no program however and the procedure should only take a few minutes per gauge.

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