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A Look Back at Blanco County History
Wednesday, April 2, 2008 • Posted April 1, 2008 10:00 PM


March 29, 1968

Mr. and Mrs. James Levassar of San Antonio are the proud parents of a son, Russell Wade, who was born March 24 at Nix Hospital. He weighed 7 pounds 10 ounces.

Maternal grandparents who welcome the baby are Mr. and Mrs. Werner Burg of Blanco.

Proud paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. F.M. (Bill) Levassar of Blanco.

Don’t forget lunch today

March 31, 1978

Don’t miss the luncheon Friday, March 31, 1978, in the Pedernales Electric Co-op Auditorium in Johnson City. All types of delicious casseroles and salads, plus crackers, tea and coffee will be served from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

The event is sponsored by the Blanco County Home Demonstration Council and a donation of $2.00 is requested. Tickets may be obtained at the door or from club members. Recipes will be available for 10 cents each. The public is cordially invited to attend.

Judge Barrow to Outline Coyote Control Program

March 29, 1968

All landowners and livestock produces living in Precincts 1, 2, and 4 are urged to attend a meeting of the Blanco Animal Control Club which will be held on April 3 at 7:30 p.m. in the Blanco School Cafetorium.

County Judge M.B. Barrow will explain the coyote control plan sponsored by the organization.

Methodist get pastor, John Hulme

March 31, 1978

Rev. John Hulme, is the new United Methodist Church minister. He comes to Blanco from Memphis, Tenn. He and his wife, Lee, are both Texans, and with this move they are returning home. They have two children, both grown and both living in Mineral Wells, Texas – a daughter who is married, and a single son.

Rev. Hulme served as a chaplain in the arm for twenty years, and spent the last ten years in the Methodist ministry.

Rev. and Mrs. Hulme will arrive in Blanco late Friday afternoon, March 31st. His first service in the Blanco United Methodist Church will be on April 2nd.

Time Changes Sunday

March 30, 1988

Its that time again!

Daylight savings time goes into effect Sunday April 3 at 2:00 a.m.

Don’t forget to turn your clocks forward one hour before going to bed Saturday night.

You won’t want to miss the Easter Bunny.

Edge on TSTI honor roll

March 31, 1978

Waco – Kenneth N. Edge of Box 122 in Blanco has been named to the President’s Honor Roll at Texas State Technical Institute in Waco. He is enrolled I the automotive mechanics program and has maintained a 4.0 grade point average for the winter quarter.

TSTI is a state-supported technical and vocational institute offering more than 54 training programs in everything from aircraft pilot training to meat processing and marketing and underwater welding. The institute includes four campuses, located in Waco, Harlingen, Amarillo and Sweetwater.

4-H Club Meets

March 29, 1968

The Blanco 4-H Club met in the school cafetorium on March 25. Twenty-four members were present. A report was given on the 4-H Council held in Johnson City on March 18.

Steve Koennecke, Mary O’Connor, Mrs. Nan Ell Moore, Mrs. Sylvia Moore, Mrs. Weldon West and Rex Jones will attend the District Council meet in Llano on Saturday, March 30 to plan the District Camp.

The 4-H Food Show will be held on Saturday, April 6 in the HE Cottage at 2:00 p.m. Everyone is invited.

The sewing class will start April 8. Remember to bring a simple pattern and material pins and scissors. Everyone is also invited to this class.

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