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A Look Back at Blanco County History
Wednesday, December 2, 2009 • Posted December 1, 2009 10:00 PM

Junior Class to Present Play December 6th

December 5, 1969

The Junior Class would like to remind everyone of the play “The Cannibal Queen” which they will present Saturday, December 6, at 7:45 p.m. in the high school auditorium.

Everyone is invited.

Health Clinic here monthly

November 30, 1979

A public Health Clinic will be held at St. Ferdinand’s Catholic Church Parish Hall on the first Tuesday of each month between the hours of 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

The next clinic will be held on first Tuesday of each month.

Llano greets Brady

December 4, 1985

Brady Glenn Baumgartner was born in Fredericksburg November 21, 1985, son of Llano and Linda Baumgartner of Blanco.

The new arrival weighed 7 pounds, 10 ounces and was 20 ½ inches long.

He was also welcomed by brothers Taylor and Houston as was as maternal grandparents Howard and Delores Cox of Blanco and paternal grandfather Carl Baumgartner of Victoria.

“Comet Watch” planned

December 4, 1985

Austin – (AP) – Comet enthusiast can keep up with the latest information on Halley’s Comet by dialing “The Austin Halley Watch” at 512-471-4870.

The telephone message, sponsored by the Department of Astronomy at the University of Texas, will give the comet’s current position and how to locate it in the sky.

The information will be updated weekly, according to a statement from UT-Austin.

Christmas Tree Ornaments Needed

December 5, 1969

Santa Claus will be coming to the Chamber of Commerce grounds for the Children’s Program on Saturday, December 13.

Members of the Yucca Garden Club are asked to please bring in their ornaments for the decoration of the tree on Friday, December 12.

A box has been placed on the front porch of the chamber building for the connivance of the club members.

BVFD bake sale

December 4, 1985

The Blanco Volunteer Fire Department will host a bake sale December 7 to raise funds for highway reflections to mark the location of the local fire hydrants.

4-H to sponsor Letters to Santa

December 4, 1985

The Blanco YHT will be holding their annual Santa’s letter answering campaign. Children wishing to write Santa have between December 1 and 18 to place a letter in one of two locations. One at the post office which will require a self addressed stamped envelope. The other will be at the elementary school, which will require a room number or teacher’s name.

All letters will be answered by December 20th.

4-H Club Formed At Twin Sisters

December 5, 1969

Some of the 4-H’ers of the Twin Sisters community have formed a club. They held their first meeting November 18 at 7:00 p.m. in the Twin Sisters school house. They elected the following officers:

James Reeves, president; Rickey Koch, vice-president; Debby Goehmann, secretary-treasurer; Janice Scharnhorst, reporter; Sharon Priess and Keith Scharnhorst, delegates.

There were approximately 12 members present. The club will meet on December 14 at Twin Sisters School House to decorate for their Christmas Party which will be held December 16.

New Texas Almance out

November 30, 1979

Dallas – The 1980-1981 Texas Almance and State Industrial Guide, now off the presses, marks a major milestone in book publishing. It is the 50th edition of this unique book since the first edition was published in Galveston in 1857.

In continuing to present a section of Texas (The Hill Country of Lyndon Johnson, 1976-1977 edition, and Texas West of the Pecos, 19787-1979 edition) the Gulf Coast of Texas is spotlighted in a special article in the new 1980-1981 edition of the Texas Almanac. It was prepared by the staff of the Dallas Museum of Natural History.

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