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Wednesday, March 3, 2010 • Posted March 2, 2010 10:00 PM

Café to Close On Mondays

March 3, 1961

Beginning Monday, March 6, Byars Café will be closed all day every Monday in order to give the employees one day a week off.

3 Blanco Girls On All-District Basketball Team

February 27, 1970

The 1969-1970 girls basketball team ended their season with a district record of 6 wins and two losses. After six games of district play, the Blanco girls led with a 6-0 record. Bandera defeated Blanco in the second round of district play to go ahead and win District Championship.

Three girls from Blanco made the All-District Team; Holly Smith and Lee Bourland as forwards and Betty Upshaw as guard. Holly led the district with most points scored 222; an average of 28 points per game. Lee was second with 144 points; an average of 19 points per game.

The community should be proud of these girls and show their support to them in future years.

Reading Hour date changed

March 3, 1961

The date of the Reading Hour at the Blanco Library has been changed to Saturday, March 11.

The FHA girls will read several kinds of stories for children from ages 5 to 9.

The reading hour will be from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and is under the supervision of Mrs. John Forsythe and Bonnie Calhoun.

Blanco Chamber slates speaker

February 29, 1980

Judy Scholfield will be the guest speaker at the Blanco Chamber of Commerce Monday evening.

The meeting is for all members and begins at 7:30 p.m. in the chamber building on Highway 281.

Ms. Scholfield is with the Fredericksburg Chamber of Commerce and will be speaking on how the chamber in Fredericksburg grew. She will give ideas on how to help the Blanco Chamber grow and benefit the community.

“We invite everyone in the Blanco area,” said President Angie Smith. It will also be a good time for members to pay their dues, she added.

PTA Sponsors Public School Open House

February 27, 1970

The Blanco Parent Teacher Association will sponsor open house during Public School Week – March 2nd through March 6th, 1970.

All visitors are encouraged to come first to the elementary office. There they will be greeted by the reception committee served coffee and cookies and given instructions for visiting classrooms. While there PTA members may register for a door prize, a transistor radio compliments of Blanco TV and Appliance. The prize will be awarded on Friday, March 6, at 3:30 p.m.

Also, any parent wishing to ear in the cafeteria is requested to please notify the school by 8:30 a.m. of the day they plan to come, 833-4338 or 833-4414.

Cancer Society To Meet Thursday

February 27, 1970

The Blanco Unit of the American Cancer Society will meet Thursday, March 5, at 2:00 p.m. in the Methodist Church.

An appeal for old sheets, either white or colored, is being made. Thin plastic cleaners bags and old stockings are all in short supply. These articles may be taken to the meeting or left with Mrs. Fred Poenisch at the Blanco Lumber and Hardware store.

Spring Carnival tickets ready

February 29, 1980

The Blanco PTO is sponsoring a “Spring Fever” Carnival next Saturday, March 8th, at Blanco High School, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Pre-sale tickets to the events, at a savings, will be conducted in school March 6th through 7th.

Children’s clinic set

February 29, 1980

Public Health Region 6 will hold a Clinic at St. Ferdinand’s Catholic Parish Hall March 4th between the hours of 10:00 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

The Public Health Clinic will be staffed by Public Health Nurses and will offer services to all ages and will include child and adult health assessment, health teaching and counseling.

Some of the screening procedures which will be available are: vision, hearing, blood pressure, anemia, blood sugar, and limited cancers.

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