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Yule Posada

December 14, 1979

The parish family of St. Ferdinand’s Catholic Church will celebrate the Christmas season together in a Posada Dec. 16.

People will gather in front of A. J. Weber’s home at 5:30 p.m. The procession will proceed from there to the Church.

A covered dish social will follow in the parish hall.

Christmas Cantata To be Presented Next Wednesday

December 12, 1969

The choir of the First Baptist Church will present the Christmas cantata, “Night of Miracles,” by John W. Patterson Wednesday, Dec. 17, at 7:30 p.m. at the church. Everyone is cordially invited to attend.

Soloists in the presentation are Mrs. Joan Tatum, George Covin, Gary Covin and Stanley Lane. The choir is direct by Mrs. Claire Gloor; pianist is Mrs. Angie Smith and narrator is the Rev. Joel Harvey, pastor of the First Baptist Church.

Checklist for Toys

December 18, 1985

Check the following suitability when selecting children’s toys:

1. Is the toy suitable for the child’s age and abilities?

2. Will it interest the child?

3. Can the toy be used in several ways?

4. Is it Safe?

5. Are the toy and its parts large enough so they cannot be swallowed by small children?

6. Have you checked to make sure the toy has no sharp points, exposed pins, sharp barbs or nails which can injure a child?

7. Is the toy safe electrically? Make sure it cannot shock.

8. Will the toy require a minimum of adult supervision?

9. Is the toy safe for all children in the house?

10. Is it worth the cost?

PTO Meeting Date Switched

December 14, 1979

Blanco High principal Bob Bendele has reported that this coming week’s PTO meeting had been shifted from Tuesday to Monday (see County Calendar).

Bendele explained that a Christmas play and a band concert had been scheduled to be presented to the Blanco PTO, and a number of the participants in those events would be playing n the basketball games at Stockdale Tuesday.

Yucca Garden Club to Meet

December 12, 1969

The Yucca Garden Club will meet next Wednesday, Dec. 17, in the home of Mrs. Herbert Wilcox, with Mrs. Grace Hearne and Mrs. T. R. Kirkland as co-hostesses.

Cantata Choir Sings Again

December 14, 1979

Following their triumphant opening at Blanco’s Methodist Church last night, the countywide Christmas Cantata Choir’s next performance will be at Johnson City’s First Baptist Church, this Monday night at 7:30 p.m.

“Carol’s Alive,” arranged by Tom Fettke is this year’s theme, again directed by Beverly Voron, assisted by Margaret Israel.

Accompanist is Sandra Danz, assisted by Valerie Goldapp. Troy Israel again is the narrator.

Featured singers this year are Joe Stewart, David White, Joan White, Sandra Danz, Karen Goodman, Valerie Goldapp, Irmgaard Weber, Jerry Goldapp, Eva Knoll, Sam Smith and Martin Goodman.

Dinner Given for Blanco Firemen

December 12, 1969

Members of the Blanco Volunteer Fire Department were honored on Tuesday night with a dinner in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Alex Nowotny. Assisting the Nowotnys in serving the dinner were Mr. And Mrs. Chas. Whitworth and Mrs. O. J. Shannon. Firemen who enjoyed the dinner were Roy Byars, Jerry Harman, J. N. Houck, Kenneth Moore, Aaron Posey, Wayne Smith, Maurice Stobaugh and Clarence Waxler.

Legion Fete Set Tonight

December 14, 1979

American Legion Post 352 will hold their annual Christmas party tonight, beginning at 7 p.m. at the Legion Hall in Blanco.

Commander Sylvia Moore said turkey and dressing will be provided, Legionnaires and guests are to bring a side dish.

It was also reported tat the commander and several members of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8915 in Johnson City are planning to attend the get-together.

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