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Wednesday, July 8, 2009 • Posted July 7, 2009 10:00 PM

Our Servicemen

July 11, 1969

U.S. Air Force Sergeant Calvin E. Sultemeier, son of Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Sultemeier of Johnson City, is on duty at Phan Rang AB, Vietnam.

Sergeant Sultemeier, is in unit of the pacific Air Forces. Before his arrival in Southeast Asia, he was assigned to the 3700th Civil Engineering Squadron at Lackland, AFB, Texas.

The sergeant is a graduate of Johnson City.

His wife, Carolyn, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Pollark, Homestead, Fla.

Masonic installation

July 6, 1979

Blanco Masonic Lodge will hold installation of officer this Saturday night, at the Lodge Hall at 7:30 p.m.

New officers to be installed are Bill Ferguson Worshipful Master, Fred Mayberry Senior Warden, Jim Hester Junior Warden, Jim Little Senior Deacon, Fred O’Neill Junior Deacon, Rae Doran Secretary, Dick Knoll Treasurer, Joseph Hudgens Chaplain, Oren Sublett Senior Steward, Roland Anderson Junior Steward, and Otto Fuchs Tiler.

Love Unlimited

July 7, 1980

On Sunday, July 20, at 11:00 a.m. at the Blanco United Methodist Church, Love Unlimited from Augusta, Georgia, will be leading a total experience of Christian worship entitled “Celebrate Circle.”

The program is a multimedia worship service built around circles as a symbol of fulfillment and positive possibility. The service will include something for everyone- young and old, traditional and modern; choral music, solos, hadbells, other instrument, puppets, magic, creative, clowning, film, banners, special lighting and children’s message, and opportunities for non-threatening congregational participation.

According to church pastor, Rev. Thomas A. Banks, the public is cordially invited to attend, admission is free.

Love Unlimited is the forty five voice youth choir of Trinity on the Hill United Methodist Church of the city of Masters Golf Tournament Fame.

The group has toured extensively throughout the eastern half of the United States and in the Southwest, and notable appreance include the White House and the U.S. Capital.

Under the direction of Dr. Craig Watson, who began the choir in 1977, Love Unlimited has sung and witnessed for over 10,00 people in 29 states.

Coral Snake Killed Here

July 11, 1969

Jerry Hatman killed a 24 inch Coral snake in his drive way early Monday morning.

While this snake is an insect eater, its bite is poisonous. The Coral snake can be recognized by the red and yellow stripes together then the black stripe.

They have very small mouth but can bite fingers or toes and are dangerous.

Brown into THA

July 6, 1979

Kansas City, Missouri – T.J. Brown, Jr. Medway Ranch, Blanco, Texas, has been accepted into membership on the American Hereford Association according to an announcement by H.H. Dickenson, Executive Vice President of the AHA.

The American Hereford Association, headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri, is the world’s largest beef breed registry organization having entered more than 17 million head into the records since it was founded in 1881.

Three Receive UT Degrees

July 11, 1969

The University of Texas Graduate awarded 282 master’s degrees at the close of the spring semester.

Degree recipients, announced by Dean W. Gordon Haley, include: Mrs. Phyllis Jean Hill Edmondson of Blanco, received a Master of Science in Home Economics; Mrs. Nancy Berry Hill of Johnson City, received a Master of Music degree, and Mrs. Gladys Cheshire Stubbs of Johnson City, received a Masters of Fine Arts Degree.

Blanco Band Vies At State Level

July 11, 1969

The Blanco High School Band, directed by Billy Herrell, has been named Class A Honor Band of region XL. This is the second time that the Blanco Band has received this honor.

The band will now compete at the state level when a panel of judges will pick from the outstanding from tapes that are submitted.

This honor places the Blanco Band in the top fifteen Class A Band in the State of Texas.

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