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Wednesday, March 10, 2010 • Posted March 9, 2010 10:00 PM

Young Homemakers Association Meets

March 6, 1970

The Blanco Young Homemakers entertained their husbands with a covered dish dinner on the evening of February12.

Twenty six persons were present to hear the Rev. Leonard Leddy of St. Ferdinand’s Catholic Church speak on “The Parents Role in Education.”

Special guests were student teachers Miss Deborah Seiders and Miss Mary McMeans.

A door prize, a box of Valentine chocolates, was won by Mrs. Bobby Moore. The next meeting will be March 12.

Pat King On Honor Roll

March 10, 1961

Pat King, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dale Meeks of Blanco, and a sophomore at Howard Payne College, is among 26 students named to the HPC students honor roll with 36 honor points.

A student must make two A’s and three B’s or its equivalent to earn 36 honor points.

Mrs. King is a business administration major.

Artists meet

March 7, 1980

The Hill Country Artists will have as the guest artist on Monday, May 10, award winning Henry Wallace of Victoria.

The session will be at St. Ferdinand’s Parish Hall, beginning at 10:00 a.m.

Admission is $2.00 for members and $3.00 for non-members to paint along with the artist. Painters are advised to bring their lunch.

Woltz Studios To Show Proofs

March 6, 1970

Wolf Studios will have a representative in Blanco on Friday, March 6, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. to show proofs of children’s pictures taken recently.

The proofs will be shown in the Fire Station. Each individual family has been mailed a notice also.

Senior Class Play

March 10, 1961

The Senior Class is presenting “Hessie of the Hills” (a Hillbilly comedy) as the traditional class play.

This annual event is scheduled for Friday, March 17, at 7:30 p.m. in the High School Auditorium.

Adult tickets will be $0.75 and children under 7th grade are $0.50. Tickets may be purchased from any senior student.

Everyone is cordially welcome.

Census takers sought here

March 7, 1980

Austin – Census takers are needed in this area according to Cathy Bonner, District manager of the area’s 1980 census office.

The Census Bureau seeks applications from persons who will be able to work 40 hours a week, including many evenings and Saturdays, calling upon householders who have not returned their census forms. The work will begin soon.

Before being hired, applications will be tested for their ability to understand printed instructions and do simple arithmetic.

The test will be given locally at the Blanco Senior Citizens Center (City Hall Annex) on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.

Burnhart Ranch Wins Honors at 2 Stock Shows

March 6, 1970

Burnhart Ranch of Blanco won honors at both the San Antonio and Houston Livestock Shows in Angora goat judging.

At San Antonio they had three firsts, Buck Kid, Yearling Doe and Get of Sire and numerous lower placing.

At Houston they has two firsts, Buck Kid and Aged Buck. The Buck Kid was also named Reserve Champion Buck of the show.

Fritz Kuebel, Jr. also won the Herdsman Award for Angora Goats.

Church of Christ

March 10, 1961

The Blanco Church of Christ has increased attendance, interest and contribution during the past five months in spite of being without a resident preacher.

Jammie Moore of San Marcos has been the supply preacher on Sundays. Sunday school is above 100 and prayer meeting has good attendance. 81 were present last Wednesday night.

Welcome is extended by the church to newcomers in the community.

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