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Wednesday, November 18, 2009 • Posted November 17, 2009 10:00 PM

Golden Wedding To Be Observed

November 14, 1969

The children of Mr. and Mrs. W.S. Polley wish to extend an invitation to their friends to attend an Open House honoring the parents’ Fiftieth Anniversary on Sunday, November 16 from 2:00 p.m. 6 p.m. in the afternoon in their home.

Rural Towns Offered Awards

November 16, 1979

College Station – Rural communities can once again compete for cash awards through the Texas Community Improvement Program.

The program is administered by the Texas Agricultural Extension Service, Texas A&M University System and is sponsored by investor owned electric utility companies in Texas.

Business Has New Owners

November 14, 1969

Mr. and Mrs. Milton Scharnhorst have purchased the Little Blanco Inn from Gene and Jewel Stover. The new owners opened for business on Wednesday of this week.

Mr. and Mrs. Scharnhorst are well known in the community since they have managed the Morris Buchanan Ranch for a number of years.

They plan to operate the business in a hospitable manner and they will maintain a good clean family atmosphere.

Diaper Power

November 16, 1979

Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Smith of Copperas Cove announce the arrival of a son, Jonathan Lyle, born October 14th. He weighed 9 pounds, 10 ½ ounces..

Maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Edge of Blanco.

Paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Smith of Copperas Cove.

First Deer of Season

November 14, 1969

The first deer reported to the News Office was a 10 point buck, killed between 6:30 a.m. and 7:30 a.m. on opening day of hunting season.

It was killed by Bobby Smith, son of Mr. and Mrs. Scott Smith of Austin.

He killed the deer on the ranch of his grandparents Mr. and Mrs. L.L. Smith of Blanco.

Methodist sponsoring Thanksgiving

November 18, 1982

A community Thanksgiving Service has been announced for Wednesday, November 24, 7:30 p.m. at the Blanco United Methodist Church. Sponsored by Blanco area congregations through the leadership of the Blanco Ministers Association, the ecumenical service commemorated the National Day of Thanksgiving.

The preacher for the joint service will be Mr. Kenneth Peters, minister of All Faiths Chapel. Other Blanco clergy will participate as well. The offering will provide Good Samaritan funds for community ministry.

The public is invited to attend. Further inquiry may be directed to Dr. Andrew Pate, pastor of Blanco United Methodist Church.

C of C to Meet Monday

November 14, 1969

The Blanco Chamber of Commerce will hold their regular meeting on Monday, November 17, in the school cafeteria.

The covered dish supper will precede the business meeting.

Everyone is invited to attend, bringing a dish of their choice.

All Faiths Presenting Singers

November 18, 1982

On Sunday, November 21, at 9:30 a.m. All Faiths Chapel will present the Synchronauts as part of the regular worship service.

The Synchronauts, which is part of the world famous 200-voice San Antonio Chordsmen, last sang in Blanco as part of the Miss Blanco contest during the Blanco Valley Jamboree. During that concert, they were very well received by the Blanco audience.

Lean singer Dale Stewart is a chaplain in the USAF. He will be joined by Dr. John Russell, Bill Holland and Ron Olsen.

The service is intentionally set for 9:30 a.m. so that the members of other congregations can attend before services scheduled at other Blanco churches.


November 14, 1969

The members of St. Ferdinand’s Catholic Church would like to thank everyone who came to its annual Church Dinner.

The day was a huge success with the largest crowd ever to be served.

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