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Wednesday, September 30, 2009 • Posted September 29, 2009 10:00 PM

Upshaw in second season
September 27, 1989
Robert Upshaw, a 5 foot 9 inch, 175 pound sophomore running back for the Southern Arkansas University Mulerider football team, is beginning his second season of play at SAU.
Upshaw, who lettered last year as a freshman, is serving as the backup for both starting running backs.
Upshaw, who also returns kicks for the Riders, is very well-liked by his fellow team members. The SAU coached has high hopes for Robert. They really like the way he always runs hard and goes all out.
Upshaw played his high school football at Blanco.

Blanco Flower Shop to Open
September 26, 1969
The Blanco Flower Shop will be opened on Wednesday, October 1, in the home of Mrs. Roger (Betty) Brown.
The shop will be open evenings until 10:00 p.m. and on weekends.

Pat Granberg to Convention
September 28, 1979
The South Llano River at Telegraph, and the ranch home of Mrs. Coke Stevenson was the location for the September 18 meeting of the Hill Country Cow Belles.
Four members will attend the Texas State Convention in Corpus Christi October 28-29, including Patricia Granberg of Blanco.
The October 16 meeting will be held at El Gallo Restaurant between Fredericksburg and Harper.

Stick encourages “super” spirit
September 27, 1989
Instead of selecting the most spirited person from football, volleyball, band, and drill team each week at the pep rally, the cheerleaders have decided to choose only one person in high school each week to receive the blue and gold “super spirit stick.”
Wearing blue and gold on game days; decorating the outside of their locker, and being loud and happy at the pep rally are the major criterion that the cheerleaders used to select the person for the “super stick.”
Becky Kneese, Stacy Hicks, and Mark Feltner have received the convened stick for the past three weeks.

Blanco Center Unit to Meet October 3
September26, 1969
The Blanco County Unit of the American Cancer Society will meet on Friday, October 3, at the Blanco Methodist Church for the purpose of making bandages.
Anyone wishing to help in this worthy cause is welcome to attend.
There is also a continuing need for old, soft, white material from which the bandages are made.
Colored material is utilized in other ways, so it is welcome too.

Pantherettes split pair
September 28, 1979
Blanco High School volleydballers split two matches in recent outings, coming from behind to defeat Lago Vista September 13, then falling in three sets to Hays September 18.
The Pantherettes spotted Lago Vista the opening set, 12-15, then rallied behind the serving of Dana Surber, Terry Roberts and Joyce Hayes (27 points between them) for 15-13 and 15-8 decisions.
The JV lost 14-16, 6-15, despite the play of Patty McMahon.
The Pantherettes took a 15-2 opener at Hays behind the serving of Surber, but the Rebelettes rallied for 15-16, 15-5 triumphs on good spiking, to offset tough defense by Coach Ann Beckham’s crew.
Pam Flugrath shone in a losing JV effort, 4-15, 2-15 and Janet Dechert was mentioned as the Fresh lost 6-15, 6-15.

Band marches with SWT band
September 27, 1989
Not many high school band members get to perform with college band at half time show. 38 of our 53 members went last Saturday and were part of the half time show with 8 other high school bands.
With the SWT band, the field was full of color, because each wore their uniforms, and sound. They all played a rendition of the “Battle Hymn of the Republic.”
“When that many bands play such a stirring song, your spirits are really moved,” said Assistant Band Director Cliff Jones.
Before performance, each member attended clinics where some of the music for district was reviewed and taught.
“The clinics gave me hints to help me learn my district music faster,” said Kay Koch.

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