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A Look Back at Blanco County History
Wednesday, November 25, 2009 • Posted November 24, 2009 10:00 PM

Six ace All District spots

November 27, 1985

From 22 All District spots our Blanco Volleyball team got 27% of them, 6 in the top positions.

Pictured right: They are Senior Leslie Richie – Honorable Mention (front left) with 2 years of playing experience, Junior Jodye Schaefer – 2nd Team with 3 years playing experience, Junior Shelly Vest 2nd Team (top) with 3 years experiences, Julie Dechert – 1st team with 4 years of experience, Senior Mary Jones – Most Valuable Player with 3 years of spiking experience and Senior Sandy Sauceda – 1st team with 3 years of setting experience.

For three of the players this is their second time around on the all district team. Last year Julie was awarded Honorable Mention, Mary was 1st team and Sandy was 2nd team.

These outstanding seniors will be missed next years but the remaining varsity and junior varsity want to keep the tradition of winning going for the Panthers.

Coach Tammy Newman said, “These girls are quality. I have really enjoyed working with them for the past three years. We learned to really work as a team this year and that brought us to the winner’s circle. I was as excited as they were.

Our Servicemen

November 28, 1969

Army Sergeant First Class Dott G. Brown, son of Mrs. Mary Washburn of Blanco, received the Army Commendation Medal during ceremonies in Vietnam.

Sgt. 1-c Brown received the award for meritorious service while serving with Headquarters Battery of the 23 Artillery Group in Vietnam.

The sergeant was stationed at Ft. Sill, Oklahoma, before arriving overseas in May 1968.

His wife, Mary, lives in Gatesville, Texas.

The award was presented on October 22 by his commanding officer Captain Wayne Kellner.

Cubs close with win

November 23, 1979

Navarro – Andy Cox scored two touchdowns as Blanco Junior High closed out their football season here on a winning note, 14-0.

Cox went six yards to score in the first quarter, then two more to tally in the third period, with Matt Nabers adding the conversion.

A third touchdown was scored by Gary Jones, but nullified by a penalty.

Cox finished with 87 yards on 12 carries, while tight end Terrel Byler set up the scores with three pass receptions for 107 yards.

The duo, at linebackers, also spearheaded the defense, along with tackle David Pierce.

Baseball Field Lighting Project To Be Discussed

November 28, 1969

A meeting has been called for Monday night, December 1 at the school cafeteria at 7:30 p.m. for further discussion of the project of lighting the baseball field.

All interested persons are urged to attend.

Kitchen gifts program topic

November 27, 1985

Lerri Smith, County Extension Agent-Home Economics for Blanco County will be presenting a program “Gifts from the Kitchen,” open to the public Thursday evening, December 5th, at the Blanco High School, Room 13 at 7:00 p.m.

This will be of interest to anyone who wants ideas of new recipes and creative ways to package them for holiday gift giving. There will be a door prize, recipes, and some goodies to try.

Reservations must be made by calling the Blanco County Extension Office at 868-7167.

If you are unable to attend that session, the same program will be presented Thursday at 12:00 noon in Johnson City at the Courthouse Annex.

Letters to Santa

November 28, 1969

The Blanco Chapter of Young Homemakers placed a specially marked mail box in the Post Office for letters going to Santa.

They may be mailed on November 28 through December 9, with no postage necessary.

If you wish to receive a reply from Santa include a stamped, self addressed envelope.

Blanco All-District selections announced

November 27, 1985

The District 29-AA Coaches recently selected the All-District teams for this year’s football season. Comfort and Dripping Springs which finishing as the District Champion and runner-up respectively dominated the honor teams as expected.

Blanco placed 6 on the offensive squad as Doak Hunter made 1st team as a running back as did Paul Elrod at guard. Todd Mabry made 2nd Team All District as a tight end while Robert Upshaw, Ray Struck and Mitchell Wagner were selected as honorable mention.

The defensive squad saw 7 panthers selected as Ray Struck was unanimous selection to the first team as linemen. The second team included Mitchell Wagner and Todd Mabry as lineman, Paul Elrod as a linebacker and Mike Dechert in the secondary. J. Ward and Doak Hunter were picked as honorable mention on defense.

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