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Wednesday, August 5, 2009 • Posted August 4, 2009 10:00 PM

Peewee picnic

August 3, 1979

Blanco I Peewee Little League team, which had it post-season party rained out last Friday, has re-schedules it for Saturday, August 11.

Swimming will begin at 2:00p.m., with picnic to follow.

White Ribbons Available

August 7, 1980

Contestants during the 1979 county fair who did not receive white ribbons at the exhibit hall are urged to obtain the ribbons this year at the exhibit hall.

Exhibit Hall Chairperson Elizabeth Lindig extends an apology for the delay, saying she hopes the problem will be solved this year since a larger quantity of ribbons has been ordered.

Contact Ms. Lindig or Zoe Greenhaw at the Exhibit Hall for more information.

Texas 6th in eggs

August 3, 1979

College Station - - Texas which boast more than 5 percent of the U.S. poultry and egg gross income, ranks sixth nationally behind Arkansas, Georgia, California, North Carolina and Alabama.

Last year, Texas poultry income rose about 14 percent over 1977 figures while the U.S. total rose about 12 percent, not Mellor and Denton.

Even though Florida produced more eggs, Texas generated more gross egg income, ranking eighth nationally. In egg production, Texas is ninth.

Texas in drought

August 7, 1980

Texas is in the early stages of an extended drought, says a water expert.

“Statewide droughts seem to follow a cycle of every 20 to 25 years. The last major drought in the state ended 23 year ago and the rest of inadequate rainfall looms with each passing day,” said Dr. Jack Runkles, director of the Texas Water Resources Institute, at Texas A&M University.

“Another drought is not a matter of “if” but a matter of when,” he said.

The last major drought lasted from 1950 to 1957, leaving 235 of the state’s 254 counties federal disaster areas.

Bank Promotes Donna Chapman

August 3, 1979

San Antonio – The board of directors of Frost National Bank promoted Donna L. Chapman to administrative officer at its June meeting, the announcement was made by C. Linden Sledge, Frost President and chief executive officer.

Chapman is a group of manager in the bank’s Commercial Teller Department. She joined Frost in 1972 and served in Statement Call and Account Services before assuming current responsibilities in 1978.

Chapman is the daughter of Mrs. Bertha Page of Blanco.

Donations Add to C of C Sale

August 1, 1969

Several recent donations to the White Elephant Sale have again swelled the offerings of this fund-raising project being conducted by the Blanco Chamber of Commerce.

A wardrobe of men’s clothing in size 44 was received last week, including suits, slacks and underwear. Also among late donations are girl’s dresses from small child size to teenagers. Some appear to be new and unused.. There is still a good variety of other items needing a new home.

Miss Pearl Byars, in charge of the sale, has expressed her appreciation to everyone for their interest and participation. Her special thanks goes to Mr. J.L. Yanausch who has volunteered her time each week and to assist in the sale.

Chamber directors also commend Mrs. Billy Joe Berger for taking time out of her busy schedule to renew the Chamber of Commerce sign place on the lawn.

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