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A Look Back at Blanco County History
Wednesday, May 13, 2009 • Posted May 12, 2009 10:00 PM

Thanks to YHT

May 9, 1969

Mayor Wayne Smith, on behalf of the City of Blanco, and as representative of the Chamber of Commerce, wishes to express his appreciation to the Blanco Young Homemakers for their sustained effort in the cleanup campaign during the month of April.

Cooperation of the other Blanco Citizens in this campaign is appreciated, also, he said.

Kindergarteners register Monday

May 9, 1980

Blanco Elementary School Principal B.R. Gloor has announced that Kindergarten registration will be held May 14, beginning at 9:00 a.m. at the school cafeteria.

Children registering must be five years of age by September 1, 1980 and must be accompanied by their birth certificates and health records.

The school nurse will be present to conduct a hearing a vision screening.

The children will eat lunch and then be released.

‘Lone Star’ comes to county

May 11, 1979

Lone Star Light, a beer containing only 96 calories, is being distributed in Blanco County and surrounding counties announces Lyndon Hobbs of Hobbs Distributing Co. of Johnson City, Texas.

“We are now receiving shipments from the Lone Star Brewery in San Antonio and are stocking retailers throughout our distributive new 12 ounce cans.”

Bob Ross, Vice President of Marketing said that the new product was developed in response to the consumer demands.

He indicated that initial distribution will be throughout most of the Lone Star marketing area and that Lone Star will make every effort to keep up with the demand for this product.

X-Ray Unit to Be Here Monday

May 9, 1969

The Chest X-Ray unit will be in Blanco on Monday, May 12, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and in Johnson City from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Cemetery Fence Fund is Sought at Kendalia

May 9, 1969

A committee has been formed to build a fence around the Kneupper Cemetery at Kendalia.

Anyone interested in contributing to this fund may send their donation to Emil Kneupper, Kendalia, Texas, 18027.

Charity tennis open begins

May 9, 1980

Fredericksburg – The Fredericksburg Tennis Association would like to invite you to participate in the Fredericksburg “Meals on Wheels” Charity Open.

The tournament will be held May 17 and 18 at Lady Bird Johnson Park.

A person may enter a maximum of two events. All first round entrants will be contacted by phone. All other players need to check in at the park by 10:00 a.m. Saturday.

The first 16 entries in each event will be accepted. Mail all entries to Mike Wuest, 108 Crestwood, Fredericksburg, 18624 by May 15.

Local Girl Pledged

May 9, 1969

Spring pledges for sororities at Texas Lutheran College in Seguin have been announced by their presidents.

Among the twenty new members of Kappa Pi Gamma is Miss Margret Wolber, according to Christine Doerfler of Bellaire.

Miss Wolber is the daughter of Rev. and Mrs. A.R. Wolber of Blanco.

Peewee Youth Baseball League president Diane Hostetler has announced that final signups and practice for all Peewee (6-9) boy and girls will be held tomorrow morning at 9:00 a.m. at the high school baseball field. Parental permission slips will also be passed out.

Practice for high school age girls (Coach Dave Watson) and junior high and under girls (Coach Wesley Joe Dechert) will begin next week.

Mrs. Hostetler said that coaches were still needed for Major and Minor Little League and for Pony League, and those program would no and those programs would not be held this summer unless coaches are obtained.

Definite plans right now are for the high school girls to play in the Fredericksburg League (opening game May 22) and the younger girls and boys to compete with neighbor Johnson City.

Birthday Celebrated

May 9, 1969

Mrs. Emma Blackburn celebrated her 83rd birthday Wednesday, April 20. About sixty children, relatives and friends were there.

They had a big barbecue with all the trimmings.

Her daughter, Agnes, baked the delicious birthday cake.

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