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A Look Back at Blanco County History
Wednesday, January 6, 2010 • Posted January 5, 2010 10:00 PM

Our Servicemen

January 9, 1970

Navy Ensign Jerry L. McKown, husband of the former Miss Marilyn E.. Ebeling of EE Ranch, Round Mountain, graduated from the Basic Jet Navigation Course at the U.S. Air Technical Training Center, Glynco, Georgia.

The course taught him the basics of low altitude and high altitude aircraft naviation. He also studied target approach and radar penetration procedures.

With completion of the course he was designated a Naval Flight Occicer.

HD Club Meetings

January 2, 1970

The Ranch Hi-Way Home Demonstrations Club will meet with Mrs. H.W.. Moellenberg at 2o’clock on the first Tuesday, January 6.

Mrs. Billy Byars Jr., Jimmy and Johnnie, of El Paso were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Byars for the holidays. They were joined by Billy Byars III, who is on leave from his station in Arizona. All went deer hunting while here.

Engagement Revealed

January 6, 1961

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas R. Kirkland announce the engagement of their daughter, Helen, to Cliffon Knoll, son of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Knoll.

Helen is a senior of Blanco High School.

Clifton is now serving in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Oak Hill, currently on duty in the Pacific.

Diaper Power

January 4, 1980

John and Lynn Duke of Luling announce the arrival of a daughter, Kristie Ann, born November 28.

She weighed 8 pounds, 5 ounces and was 19 ½ inches long..

Maternal grandparents are Robert and Mary Horner of Blanco and Norman Davenport of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

PTA To Meet Tuesday

January 6, 1961

The PTA will meet on Tuesday, January 10, at 7:45 p.m. with the Band furnishing the program.

This change from the usual Thursday meeting is because of mid-term examination.

4-H Club Meets

January 9, 1970

The Blanco 4-H Club met on January 2 at 7:00 p.m. in the school cafeteria with Linda Johnston presiding. 16 members, five adults and Rex Jones, County Agent, were present.

It was decided that the girls would start their cooking project in January.

The Blanco County Livestock Show will be held January 23 and 24 at the Blanco Livestock Commission Co.

The program was presented by Mr.. Jones. A film on 4-H records was shown with a question and answer period which followed.

The next meeting will be on February 5 in the cafeteria. The program will be on trapping, presented by the county trapper, D.E. Fries.

Tax Collector to be Here January 7 & 14

January 6, 1961

John Stevenson has announced that he has made arrangements to collect and assess taxes on Saturday afternoon from 1 to 5 o’clock at the Blanco Hardware and Equipment Store.

He will be here on January 7th & 14th.

Hospital News

January 6, 1961

Under treatment at the Blanco Hospital in the past week: Jessie R. Smith, Kelly AFB, San Antonio.

John Donaldson, Allie Nance, Mrs. Roy Conn, all of Blanco.

Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Wright, Greenville.

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