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Wednesday, October 28, 2009 • Posted October 27, 2009 10:00 PM

Woman’s Club

October 31, 1969

The Blanco Woman’s Club will hold their regular meeting on Wednesday, November 12 in the home of Mrs. Ira C. Caswell instead of the announced meeting place.

‘42’ held

October 26, 1979

The Friendship 42 Club met October 10th at Imgard Weber’s.

Next meeting will be at Milli Retzlaff, hostess, Tonie Moelenberg.

First prize went to Mini Wagner, Second Mary Washburn, Third Tonie Moellenberg, and Fourth Una Polly.

Volunteers create playground

October 30, 1980

Donations of time, expertise and materials from local individuals and businesses helped create an innovative playground facility for Blanco youngsters this week.

The new playground, which will include a pole “fort” suspension bridge, speedboat, scaling wall, tire towers and even a Volkswagen beetle, cost only a fraction of what might be expected if the school system had to play for all the materials and labor.

The Blanco Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) devoted the balance of its income from last spring’s PTO carnival, about $1,200 to the volunteer project.

It was estimated that at least $7,000 would have otherwise been spent on materials and between $2,000 and $3,000 on labor.

PTO members plan to devote the funds from their next two spring carnivals to the project.

St. Ferdinand’s to hold annual Turkey Dinner

October 31, 1969

The St. Ferdinand’s Catholic Church will hold their annual turkey dinner on Sunday, November 9, in the parish hall.

The serving will begin at 11:30 a.m. Plates will be $1.25 for adults and $0.75 for children. There will also be plates to go.

Give Mother a treat and take her out for dinner. If you have hunters for the weekend, bring them along.

Halloween for Unicef

October 26, 1979

The Future Homemakers of America will be collecting for UNICEF on Halloween night, October 31. UNICEF is a national organization working to change the lives of deprived and under privileged children.

“Please be on hand to give to UNICEF and help needy children,” said FHA presented Lynette Love.

Blanco Junior High Panthers

October 30, 1980

Blanco Junior Varsity High School Panthers defeated Mountain Valley Thursday during a crushing 30-8 scramble.

Touchdowns were made by Matt Nabers and Brad Brooks who each scored two TDs. Nabers also made two extra points and Brooks scored one.

The junior high team is presently undefeated with two games left to play.

They will face Johnson City this week in Johnson City.

Cub victory string halted

October 26, 1979

Blanco Junior High has their winning streak snapped last Thursday by visiting Comfort, 22-0 the visitors scoring on two long drives and tacking on a long punt return six-pointer in the closing minutes.

“We played poorly, but hope to bounce back this week against Bandera,” is all coach Johnny Thornton had to say.


October 30, 1980

Bud and Evelyn Hineline of Blanco announce the births of a son, Heath Boyd born October 6. He weighed7 pounds, 1 ounce.

Maternal grandmother is Mrs. Beaulah Burber of Blanco.

Paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Hineline of Blanco.

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