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Remember When... A Look Back at Blanco County History
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Daisy Cox to retire

February 24, 1988

Daisy Cox, Program Assistant will be retiring from U.S.D.A.’s Agriculture Stabilization and Conservation Service (ASCS) in Blanco County after 26 years of service to the county’s farmers and ranchers.

Daisy will be leaving the Agency on Friday, February 26. All farmers, rancher and friends are invited to stop by the Blanco County ASCS office Johnson City on Friday, February 26th anytime between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. for an Open House in honor of Daisy’s retirement.

On Monday, February 29th, Lou Ann Miller will fill Daisy’s position. Lou Ann is transferring to Blanco County ASCS from Hale County.

Births

February 23, 1968

Mr. and Mrs. Delbert Brockway announce the birth of a daughter, Deborah Lynne, born February 4. She weighed 8 pounds, 10 ½ ounces. Paternal grandmother is Mrs. Mabel Brockway, Leaf River, III and maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Smith of Blanco. Great-grandmother is Mrs. Charley Smith.

Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Joe Dechert are the proud parents of a baby girl, Julie Michele born at 2:00 p.m., February 16, at the Johnson City hospital.

She weighed 8 pounds, 3 ounces. Paternal grandmother is Mrs. Elizabeth Dechert. Maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Fires.

EMT class set

February 24, 1978

March 13 was the final date set for the Emergency Medical Technician course to be held in Johnson City at the PEC building. Both Dr. David Abbott and Dr. David Vause will serve as instructors for the specialized for the specialized training.

For further information contact Volunteer Ambulance Corps president Mary Kay Irwin in Blanco of John Tiff in Johnson City.

Blanco Cemetery Association

$25,566 donation received

February 24, 1988

The Blanco Cemetery Association President Hilmar Bindseil announces that the Association is the recipient of a $25,566 bequest from the estate of Alfred H. Poehler.

Mr. Pohler, a long time resident of Blanco, died August 30, 1987.

With this amount the total the cemetery has in saving is $171,553.10. The money the saving account is not to be used except when needed to take care of the cemetery.

Rose pruning time

February 24, 1978

For top quality blooms, now is the time to prune hybrid tea roses, says a landscape horticulturist with the Texas Agriculture Extension Service.

Mid-February is rose pruning time in Central Texas while pruning in North Texas should be done in late February or early March. Cut back top growth to 12 to 15 inches above the ground.

Keep four to six healthy canes. Remove all dead, diseased and injured twigs and branches as well as any spindly growth at the base of the plant.

TB Testing Slated As School on Friday

February 23, 1968

Mrs. Jean Cross, Director of the Community Service, Alamo Area, Tuberculosis Association, visited the Blanco school Wednesday, February 7, to show a film. “Illusive enemy,” and spoke of the importance of the TB Testing in the school.

Friday, Friday 23, Mrs. Margaret Franke of Tuberculosis Control, Region II, State Health Department, will be at the school to assist with the annual testing of the first and seventh grades and students who have transferred into the district.

As in the past, both State Health Departments and Alamo Area TB Association have been helpful to offer their services to the community.

Blanco to elect three aldermen

February 24, 1978

Blanco – Three city alderman positions are to be filled on the Blanco City Council. Incumbents Alfred Knoll and Oren Sublett have filed their intentions to seek reelection.

Also filing for alderman is Charles Gillen.

A third incumbent Dick Knoll has not filed for reelections as of press time.

Filing deadline for office is March 1. The absentee election has been ser for March 13 to March 28 with mail in votes being accepted up to 10:00 a.m. March 30.

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