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Remember When... A Look Back at Blanco County History
Wednesday, March 19, 2008 • Posted March 18, 2008 10:00 PM

C of C To Meet Monday

March 15, 1968

The Blanco Chamber of Commerce will hold its regular meeting Monday night, March 18, in the school cafetorium at 7:00 o’clock. A film on the Hill Country has been scheduled for showing at that time.

All members are urged to attend and bring a covered dish of their choice.

Fortune, Barrows exchange vows

March 16, 1988

Jane Forturne of Bethesda, Maryland and David Barrows of Alexandria, Virginia were married Saturday, March 12 at the All Faiths Chapel in Blanco. The Reverend Tom Youngblood officiated.

The bride is the daughter of Vincent and Anita Fortune of the Washington, D.C. area. Parents of the groom are Dr. and Mrs. Le Vaughn Barrows of Blanco.

Amanda Barrows, daughter of the groom, was the ring bearer.

A reception was held at the home of Dr. and Mrs. Barrows.

Following the honeymoon in San Antonio the couple will reside in Alexandria, Virginia.

Our Servicemen

March 15, 1968

Clarence G. Martin, 21, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence J. Martin of Blanco, was promoted February 20 to Army specialist four in Germany, where he is assigned as a truck driver with the 3rd Infantry Division near Kitzingen.

Blanco River 4-H meets

March 17, 1978

Vice president Sheila Dechert called the meeting to order. The Houston Stock Show was discussed. Several members placed animals in the stock. We also talked about going skating.

There were twelve members present, and a new member joined, Lynell Flannery. We welcome her to our club. Her brother, Lee, was a guest as well as Dal and Darrell Hunter. Other guests present were Linda Hunter, Annie Lee Jones, Linda Flannery and Faye Dechert. Leader Linda Dechert was also present.

Games were provided by Kenneth, William and Linda Hostetler. The refreshments were provided by Carolyn, Marilyn and Julie Dechert.

The next meeting will be held on April 5, the first Wednesday of next month. New members are welcome.

Wilke Baby Baptized

March 15, 1968

Anthony Gerald, baby son of Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Wilke, was baptized Sunday, February 25, in Holy Trinity Catholic Church at Jarrell, with the Rev. George Bonhard officiating. His sponsors were Mrs. Edward Singleton of Houston and Mr. David Tiemann of La Grange, aunt and uncle of the baby.

After the ceremony, a delicious turkey dinner was served in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Wilke. The guests attending were Rev. Bonhard Mrs. Singleton and Michael, David Tiemann, Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Wilke, Mr. and Mrs. Leo Tiemann, Nancy Jungmichael and Dr. James Tiemann.

Blanco Valley 4-H club meets

March 17, 1978

The Blanco Valley 4-H met Monday, March 6, 1978. The meeting was called to order by president Janice Flugrath and the prayer was read by Laurie Flugrath. Perry Kuebel called the roll of members and 25 were present.

We discussed the winners of the Blanco County, San Antonio, and Houston Stock Show of which did good. A new secretary, Tammy Smith, and a new reporter, Jeff Smith, were elected. Laurie Flughrath, Dana Riba and Carrie Barr led the group name.

After the meeting, refreshments were served by Debra Brockway, Carrie Barr and Rhonda Sanders.

Junior Class to Hold Barbecue

March 15, 1968

The Junior Class Barbecue will be held on Saturday, March 16, in the High School Cafetorium.

Serving will begin at 11:00 a.m. Adult plates are $1.00 and children plates are $0.75.

Panther band to compete Friday in UIL meet

March 17, 1978

The U.I.L Concert and Sight-reading Contest for music region XI will be held at Fredericksburg High School on March 16, 17, and 18. The 3A bands will perform Thursday afternoon, Class B, 1A and 2A bands will compete all day Friday, and 2A and 3A middle schools will perform all day Saturday.

The Panther Band will complete on Friday, March 17 at 1:30 at the Fredericksburg H.S. Auditorium.

We would like to invite your to listen to us perform. It is always a good feeling to know that some hometown folks are with us, giving moral support.

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