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Wednesday, February 17, 2010 • Posted February 16, 2010 10:00 PM

World Day of Prayer

February 17, 1961

The World Day of Prayer will be held at the Lutheran Church of Blanco on Friday, February 17, at 2:00 p.m. Mrs. Richard Beckman and Mrs. Carl Poenish are the leaders this year.

The participating churches are Saint Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church, Methodist Church of Blanco, The First Baptist Church and Mount Horeb Baptist Church of Payton Colony.

Everyone is most cordially invited to attend this service which is world-wide; the hope being that everyone in the wide world will be praying at this time.

It is a short service of less than one hour.

Soup – “All You Can Eat”

February 15, 1980

The annual Blanco Methodist Youth Fellowship “soup luncheon” will be held this Sunday, from noon to 3:00 p.m. at the United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall.

Cost is $2.50 per person for all you can ear. Included on the menu are home-made split pea, vegetable beef and chicken noodle soup, plus dessert.

The regular bi-monthly MYF meeting Sunday evening at 7:00 p.m. will not be held.

Nearly Five Inches of Rain Falls Here Thursday Morning

February 17, 1961

A heavy thunderstorm struck Blanco about 2:30 a.m. Thursday morning, dumping nearly five inches of rain by mid morning.

W.D. Byars, official weather recorder, gauged 4.65 inches of rain at 7:00 a.m. and another .33 by eleven o’clock.

Many roads in the area were closed for a time by high water, which prevented about 150 children from getting to school. Supt. John Donaldson closed the Blanco Schools for the day.

Water in the river went over the old highway bridge in town about 5:30 and at the crest was about two feet over the bridge. A considerable amount of debris was depress was deposited on the bridge but highway maintenance men had it removed before noon.

Rainfall this month has almost broken the all-time February record set in 1941 when 7.48 inches fell. So far, February of 1961, has had 7.43 inches, and January had 1.12 inches, bringing the total for 1961 up to 8.55.

4-H Club

February 15, 1980

The Early Bird 4-H Club met on Monday, February 11.

Thirteen members, two adult leaders and Dexter Sagebiel were present. Tommy Sultemeier gave inspiration, Michael Lindig gave recreation.

Mrs. Martin Meier served refreshments. Donna Sultemeir and Martha Sultemeier presided as President and Secretary.

The group gave thanks to Johnson City Bank, which gave pictures of the livestock show to the exhibiters.

Blanco Ties Sabinal For 30A

February 13, 1970

The Blanco Panther Boys Basketball team tied the Sabinal Yellow Jackets in District 30 A competition. Each team had a 7-1 record in district competition.

Teams will be co-champions of the district by must have a playoff for the privilege of competition in Bi-District play.

Lester Cobb, Blanco school superintendent, announced this week that the playoff will be held Saturday, February 14, at 7:30 p.m. at John Jay High School in San Antonio. John Jay school is on Marbach just off 410 west. Admission will be $1.00 for adults and $0.50 for students.

Allen Haas takes course

February 15, 1980

Fort Lewis, Washington – Private Allen L. Haas, son of Sheriff and Mrs. W.J. Haas of Blanco, recently completed a basic leadership course at Fort Lewis, Washington.

Haas is a mechanic with the 543rd Supply Company. He entered the Army in May 1979.

Engagement Told

February 13, 1970

Mr. and Mrs. Joe D. Wiley proudly announce the engagement of their daughter, Sandra Joe, to Michael G. Burkhart, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Burkhart.

The couple’s plans for marriage are not as yet definite.

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