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Public Meeting Called to Discuss Lighting Project

October 31, 1969

A public meeting has been set to discuss the project of getting lighting installed on the baseball field.

Interested persons are invited to a meeting at the school cafeteria on Monday, November 3, at 7:30 p.m.

Blanco 4-H “cleaning up”

November 2, 1979

The Blanco River and Blanco Valley 4-H Clubs got together and had a cleaning day at their meeting place, The Grange Hall.

They dusted, swept and scrubbed walls and floors and also painted benches and a table. The efforts were done by eleven members of the Blanco River Club with leasers Linda Dechert, Annie Lee Jones and parents Delma Munoz and Alice Jones.

Leader Faye Dechert of the Blanco Valley Club with some of her members joined in and both clubs really got the Hall shining. Annie Lee Jones served punch for all the thirsty workers.

Next meeting will be Wednesday, November 7.

Reporter, Sheila Derchert.

CWU luncheon

November 2, 1979

The Church Women United of Blanco County will sponsor a Salad Luncheon on Wednesday, November 14 at St. Ferdinand’s Catholic Church Parish Hall in Blanco from 11:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.

The cost will be $2.00, which includes all the many varieties of salad you can eat, plus drink and crackers. The salads will range from meaty types, vegetables types, fruity types, and desert types.

All church women’s groups who belong to CWU are reminded to be sure their members each fix at least on dish which will served 10 to 12 people and have this at the Parish Hall no later than 11:00 a.m.

Cancer Meeting to be held Thursday

October 31, 1969

A meeting of the Blanco Cancer Society will be held Thursday, November 6, at 2:00 p.m. in the Methodist Church Hall for the purpose of making cancer badges.

All interested women are urged to attend and bring old sheets, if available.

Homemakers discuss smoke

November 4, 1982

On Wednesday, October 13, the Blanco Chapter Future Homemakers of America held their monthly meeting in the H.E. Cottages

The guest speaker was Cindy Perkins from the National Cancer Association. She spoke to the chapter on the Great American Smoke out.

Committees were organized to prepare for the Great American Smoke out to be held November 18.

Some of the plans include a traveling ashtray, poster contest, pledges for the quit smoking and skirts.

The FHA is selling Tom Watt kits to raise money to support the community projects.

Rhonda Handberry was elected to represent the FHA in the Homecoming Queen Contest and plans were made for the decoration of her float.

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 also will be plates to go.

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

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