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Alma Armke honored on 80th birthday

March 2, 1988

Eighty-five friends and relatives attended an Open House Sunday, March 28, 1988, at the Trinity Lutheran Church in honor of Alma Armke’s eightieth birthday.

The celebration was hosted by Bernice Knight, Gladys Mueller, Helen Waxler, and their families.

Alma visited with schoolmates she hadn’t seen in many years, including her elementary teacher, Vivian Stubbs.

Cake, punch and sandwiches were enjoyed by all.

Choices for Blanco council

March 3, 1978

Blanco – Voters will have a difficult choice to make on April 1 at the Blanco City election for three aldermen. Incumbents filing for the position, Oren Sublett, Alvin Knoll and Dick Knoll have three newcomers filing for the position also.

Those seeking a seat on the city council are Charles Gillen, Ronnie Immel and Wesley Joe Dechert.

Blanco ISD pair will win

March 3, 1978

Blanco ISD – The two incumbent Blanco ISD trustees will have a no contest election on April 1.

Pat Immel, incumbent for place 1, and Robert Klepac, incumbent for place 2, are the only two seeking election to the school board of trustees on April 1.

Ten BHS students place at Boerne

March 3, 1988

Ten Blanco High students placed at the Boerne Invitational UIL Meet on Saturday, February 27, in their individual categories. Of the 15 schools participating, only 3 were 2A schools (Blanco, Comfort, and Lytle) All other school were either 3A or 4A (Boerne, Fredericksburg, Kerrville, Smithson Valley, Canyon, etc.)

The students brought back to Blanco two 1st, one 2nd, on 4th, two 5th’s, one 6th, two 9th’s and on 10th place.

“The Boerne campus was so big that I felt we wouldn’t get anything, but before the day was over I was happy to be from ‘Little Blanco’” said Melissa Blackburn.

Smiths, Bendele’s head KLRN auction

March 3, 1978

Mr. and Mrs. Doresy Smith and Mr. and Mrs. Bob Bendel have been named the 1978 KLRN-TV Auction Chairmen for Blanco. They and their Go-Getters will be contacting area merchants and individuals for the auction which will air May 6-13. KLRN’s annual TV Auction will be a great opportunity for area merchants to receive air exposure and a tax deduction.

Friday, May 12 is Blanco’s special night when local items and Go-Getters will be shown. KLRN-TV Auction is seen by 1.5 million viewers in 52 cities in Central and South Texas. The Smith’s and Bendele’s will help make Blanco night a fun filled evening and a success for KLRN.

Area residents can help KLRN continue its quality programming by giving a donation or bidding on the carried selection of items to be offered at this year’s 12th annual auction. Anyone interested in being part of the KLRN-TV Auction may contact Mr. and Mrs. Dorsey Smith or Mr. and Mrs. Bob Bendele in Blanco.

Blanco School Enters Brady Band Festival

March 1, 1968

The Blanco Panther Band will participate in the Brady Band Festival this Saturday, March 2. Twenty-three bands are entered in this year’s contest.

For the past three years, the Blanco Band has been the Outstanding Band in Class B and is hoping to do the same this year. The judges for the contest will be: Eldon Janzen, Irving High School, Merlin Jenkins, Texas Christian University, Douglas Wiehe, North Texas State University, and Douglas Fry, Abilene Christian College.

1900 clothes needed for play

March 3, 1978

Mrs. Janet Mabry’s Drama Club is looking for clothes to be used for costumes in their One-Act Play. We need clothes from the early 1900’s. Please call 833-4203 after 5:00 p.m. or 833-4337 on weekdays if you have any of the items listed below and wouldn’t mid is using them.

1 Golf style cap; 2 Bowler hats, Policeman’s uniform; 1 pair knickers; Parasol; Ankle skirts, Large picture hats; Feather Boa.

Ranch Hi Way to meet Tuesday

March 3, 1978

The Ranch Hi Way Club will meet in the home of Mrs. Otis Hatch on Tuesday, March 7, at 2:00 p.m. with Mrs. Grady Charles, Mrs. Otis Hatch and Mrs. Earl Page as hostesses. We hope that all members can be present.

The subject of the program will be: THDA recommendation chosen to study club notices: District THDA meeting and leader training meeting.

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