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A Look Back at Blanco County History
Wednesday, July 15, 2009 • Posted July 14, 2009 10:00 PM


July 18, 1969

Mr. and Mrs. James M. Parker Jr. of Bishop are the proud parents of a baby girl, Melissa Kaye. Born July 8th, she weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces.

Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Lester C. Cobb of Blanco and Mr. and Mrs. James M. Parker Sr. of Corpus Christi.

David Harder Distinguished

July 13, 1979

College Station – David A. Harder of Blanco has earned “Distinguished Student” ranking at Texas A&M University.

Recipients of the Distinguished Student honor must earn at least a 3.25 grade point ratio, out of a possible 4.0, during the most recent grading period.

Teachers, Aides Attended Workshop

July 18, 1969

Mesdames Martha Bethke, Betty Stobaugh, Ida Weirich, and Willie Olfers attended the 4th annual Workshop in Remedial Reading held at SWTSU in San Marcos on July 2-3.

The workshop was conducted by Miss Carrie Shepperd and Dr. Burfor Williams.

Blanco Loses

July 13, 1979

The $1,797 the City of Blanco received from the Law Enforcement Assistance Administration Monday, and which May Butch Crofts stated “ain’t splittin with nobody!” turned out not to be for the city at all - - not even one red cent!

Former LEAA Administrator Joe Owen, who had handed the city the check Monday night, told the News Wednesday morning that it had been a bureaucratic error - - the check had been meant for Blanco County, not city!

Donor Drive Is Success

July 18, 1969

The Blanco YHT members would like to thank everyone who volunteered to have their blood type and name added to the list of possible blood donors.

Anyone who missed having their blood type last week during the donor drive may have it at the Johnson City Hospital by Mrs. Marge McConnell.

Estate planning seminar July 21

July 17, 1980

Free Estate planning seminars will be held Monday, July 21 at 2:00 p.m. in the Oak Crest meeting room and at 8:00 p.m. in the PEC Auditorium in Johnson City.

Sponsored by the Blanco County Extension Service and the County Planning Extension Programs committee, the seminar will feature Ashley Lovell, TAES management economist, and local attorneys Dean Myane and Kent Smith as speakers.

CPR Students review

July 17, 1980

Follow up cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training is essential to keep in practice, advises Mary Ann Shirer, a health education specialist.

It may take more than four hour crash course to save a life, she points out.

More than seven million Americas have received training in CPR which, promptly applied can save a life of a heart attack victim.

But, CPR students quickly forget what they learned in the basic four hour course without some follow up review, the specialist explains.

If CPR certification is more than a year old, take a refresher course to practice the technique again. This is necessary to maintain an adequate performance level.

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