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A Look Back at Blanco County History
Wednesday, July 29, 2009 • Posted July 28, 2009 10:00 PM


August 1, 1969

Lt. and Mrs. David P. Leese proudly announce the birth of their bouncing baby boy, David Patrick Leese, Jr. who was born July 19 at Sr. David’s Community Hospital in Austin. David weighed 9 pounds, 4 ounces and was 21 inches long.

Maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Roy H. Byars of Blanco. Paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Fuchs of Austin.

The maternal great grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. W.S. Crider of Johnson City. The paternal great grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Klappenbach of Johnson City.

Football Physicals August 4

July31, 1980

Final physicals for Blanco football, Monday, August 4 at 6:30 p.m. in the Hill Country Family Clinic.

Shoes and socks will be issued Wednesday, August 6 at 2:00 p.m. at the football field.

Supt. Lester Cobb Honored for His Leadership

August 1, 1969

Lester C. Cobb, Superintendent of Blanco Independent School District, was honored by the Vocational Homemaking Teachers Association during its annual meeting for his outstanding leadership in school administration and the advancement of vocational education in Texas.

More than 1700 teachers attended the meeting at the Sattler-Hilton Hotel in Dallas July28-August 1.

Mr. Cobb was an honored guest at the Awards Banquet on Wednesday evening July 30.

Moorehouse to graduate

July 31, 1980

Robert W. Moorehouse of Blanco is a candidate for summer quarter graduation, Friday, August 15 at Texas State Technical Institute-Waco Campus.

He has completed a skill development program in two-way radio servicing and is eligible to receive certification of completion.

Moorehouse is the son of R.L. Moorehouse of Box 96, Rt.. 1

He is a 1978 graduate of Blanco High School.

4-H members attend contest

July 31, 1980

Three Blanco County 4-H’ers completed Fashion Revue recently in Georgetown.

Pam Meier received a blue ribbon award and alternating placing to the State contest. Laurie Jo Lindig received a red ribbon award.

Terri Sageniel received a blue ribbon award and placed second.

The 4-H’ers were judged on their records construction ability, and poise, grooming and modeling abilities.

They completed against winners of 16 other counties in District 10.

Pam served on the awards program, announcing sub-junior placing.

Accompanying the group to Georgetown were Mrs. Martin Meier, Mrs. Martin Lindig, Mrs. Dexter Sagebiel, and Miss Carolyn Lehmann – County Extension Agent.

Bertha Felps hosts ‘42’

July 27, 1979

The Friendship 42 Club met at the Blanco Senior Citizens Building for their regular meeting on July 11th. Bertha Felps was the hostess.

Prizes were won by Melanie Felps, Hilda Smith, Imagard Weber, and Gladys Reeves.

The next meeting will be held at the home of Una Polley on August 15th.

Mrs. Toni Mollenberg’s name was omitted from lasts months meeting winners.

Celebrate 50th anniversary

July 31, 1980

Mr. and Mrs. W.L. Purgason of San Antonio, formerly of Henly, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary June 21.

Their son, Dub Purgason and daughter, Joyce Buckelew, honored them with a buffet party at Voight Reception Center in San Antonio.

There were 102 guest present.

Llano hosts Blanco powder shootoff

July 31, 1980

Llano will celebrate its first annual Blanco Powder Shootout and Wild Game Barbecue Cook-off August 9-10 at the city park.

Activities will include a dance, games, contest, sing-a-longs, arm wrestlings, and swimming.

A wide variety of food will be available.

Primitive and modern camping with plenty of water and firewood will also be on hand.

Grounds will open at noon Friday in the city park with the shootoff scheduled at begin at 9:00 a.m. Saturday.

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