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A Look Back at Blanco County History
Wednesday, March 24, 2010 • Posted March 23, 2010 10:00 PM

Doris Schmidt Chosen as FFA Sweetheart

March 24, 1961

Doris Schmidt, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Schmidt, was elected as the 1960-1961 FFA Sweetheart of the Blanco Chapter.

She will compete for district sweetheart this spring.

Doris is a senior at Blanco High School.

Local Girl on UT Honor Roll

March 20, 1970

Barbara Gail Moore was listed on the honor roll for the fall semester from the College of Education of the University of Texas. She was one of the 169 students named to the list made public by Dean Wayne Holtzman.

She was listed on the Summa Cum Laude list, which is the highest grade list.

Gail is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Moore.

Panthers Win

March 21, 1980

Blanco High’s baseball team went into their holiday break on a high note, as they shut out visiting Navarro last Thursday, 12-0.

Freshman Charles Richardson pitched out five and walking four in the abbreviated five-inning game.

Richardson was backed by excellent fielding, a distinct turnaround from previous Panther performances - - with outstanding defensive play by third baseman Mark Upshaw.

Freshman Upshaw led the hitting with a double and two singles, while Danny Smith had a double and Nabers a pair of singles.

Births

March 20, 1970

Mr. and Mrs. Donald Wagner of Tullahoma, Tennessee, are the proud parents of a son, James Ashley, who was born March 17. He weighed 7 pounds and 8 ounces.

The maternal grandmother is Mrs. Beatrice Ellison and paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Albert Wagner, all of Blanco.

Mr. and Mrs. James Lavassar of San Antonio announce the birth of a son, Guy Baylen, born March 12, at Methodist Hospital in San Antonio. He weighed 9 pounds and 5 ounces.

The maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Werner Burn of Blanco and paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. F.M. (Bill) Lavassar of Blanco.

Blanco Lions participate in Can day

March 21, 1980

The Blanco Lions Club will hold a “White Cane Day” Saturday morning.

Their donation booths to benefit the blind will be set up from 9:00 a.m. until noon in front of the Blanco National Bank and Poor Boy Grocery.

All donations will receive a small cane to put on their lapel to show they have donated to this worthy cause, said club president Allen Saunders.

Bake Sale Slated Saturday

March 20, 1970

The Lutheran Church woman will hold a bake sale Saturday, March 21, at the Fire Station beginning at 9:00 a.m.

Ronald Finney in exercise

March 21, 1980

Fort Drum, New York – Private Ronald W. Finney, whose wife, Cinthia, lives in Blanco, Texas, recently participated in “Operation Winter Raider,” a cold weather exercise at Fort Frum, New York.

Finney is a cook with the 77th Armored at Fort Polk, Louisiana.

Yucca Garden Club to Meet

March 20, 1970

The Yucca Garden Club will meet Wednesday, March 25, in the home of Mrs. L.W. Chick.

Members are to bring any plants or seeds they wish to exchange or share.

TEHA Lunch Next Friday

March 21, 1980

Blanco County Extension Homemakers will sponsor their annual TEHA Luncheon on Friday, March 28 at the PEC Auditorium.

Serving will begin at 11:00 a.m. and continue until 1:00 p.m.

A variety of foods will be available including vegetable and fruit salads, hot casseroles and foreign dishes. Recipes will also be available.

Homemakers from the areas of A. Robinson, Johnson City, Blanco, Chimney Valley, Round Mountain and Pleasant Hill will host the luncheon. Tickets are available now from any Extension Homemaker or may be purchased for $2.50 at the door.

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