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Remember When... A Look Back at Blanco County History
Wednesday, March 12, 2008 • Posted March 11, 2008 10:00 PM

Young Farmers To Present Safety Program

March 8, 1968

The Blanco Chapter of Young Farmers of America will have an Educational program entitled “Electrical Safety in the Home” Thursday evening, March 14, in the High School Vocational Agriculture Building at 8:00 p.m.

Gerald Hartman of the Pedernales Electric Coop will present the program. It will also cover the efficient use of electric power in the home and on the farm.

Heckel, Berryhill exchange vows

March 9, 1988

Peggy Ann Heckel, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Emil Heckel and Daniel Alan Berryhill, son of Mr. and Mrs. Arvel Berryhill Sr., exchanged marriage vows Sunday, February 14, 1988 at the Wells Spring Chapel, Wessendorf Ranch.

Susan Garza of Blanco was matron of honor. Bridesmaid was Trina Shipp, also of Blanco, Tiffany Heckel, daughter of the bride, served as flower girl.

Ismoel Alderete of Austin was best man. Groomsman was Paul Moebus, also of Austin. Ronnie Meyer of Taylor was usher.

The bride wore a dress of white satin with a fitted lace bodice, lace sleeves and a cathedral train. She carried a cascading bouquet of pink roses.

The organ was played by Janice Culton. A reception was held at the Well Springs Cantina after the ceremony.

After their honeymoon the couple will reside in Blanco.

Iona Hallenberger 80th birthday

March 10, 1978

Friends and relatives of Iona Hallenberger are invited to help her celebrate her 80th birthday.

The party will be hosted by her children on March 18 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Catholic Parrish Hall.

Everyone is invited to attend.


March 8, 1968

Mr. and Mrs. Alfred E. Knoll of Blanco announce the arrival of a baby girl, Tommy Sue, on February 28. She weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces and was born at the Fredericksburg Hospital.

Maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Otto Fuchs and paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Knoll, all of Blanco.

Sidney Cox named to board

March 9, 1988

Blanco residents Sidney Cox of Cox Paving has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Asphalt Rubber Producers Group.

The annual meeting of the ARPG was held February 29, 198 in Washington D.C.

The ARPG is an international, nonprofit organization. It’s member companies are engaged in the production of materials of asphalt rubber manufacture, application of the product and proviting its efficient use.

By ARPG statistics, if just one-percent of the total four million miles of roads in the U.S. were resurfaced with asphalt-rubber, 50,000,000 scrap tires would be consumed.

Engagement Told

March 8, 1968

Mr. and Mrs. Henry H. Anderson of Austin announce the engagement of their daughter, Sue Marie, to William R. Kirkland, son of Mr. and Mrs. T.R. Kirkland of Blanco.

Miss Anderson graduated in 1967 from Lanier High School, Austin, and is presently employed at Bell Telephone Company in the business office. Mr. Kirkland is a 1965 graduate of Blanco High School and is employed at G&S Typesetters in Austin.

Keeper first runner up in queens contest

March 10, 1978

Tammy Keeper was named as first runner up in the Kendall County Fair Association queen’s contest on February 18.

Tammy is a Junior at Blanco High School. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Keeper of Kendalia.

She was escorted by Blanco Senior, Howard Koch.

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