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Wednesday, April 21, 2010 • Posted April 20, 2010 10:00 PM

Little League is Recruiting Now

April 24, 1970

All boys interested in playing Little League baseball this summer should meet at the Little League Baseball Field on Saturday, April 25, at 2:00 p.m.

Boys must be eight years old on or before June 1, 1970 and cannot be thirteen prior to August 1, 1970, to be eligible.

Blanco will again compete with Dripping Springs, Johnson City and Stonewall in a twelve game schedule starting on June 4th.

Junior Class to Wash Cars Saturday

April 21, 1961

The Junior Class is having a car wash on Saturday, April 22, as their last money making project of the year. The charge will be $1.00 for a car and they will begin washing at 8:00 a.m. and continue to do so all day long.

Junior class members will be at the following stations: Herwig’s Texaco, Finch’s Sinclair, Wagner’s Mobil and Smith’s Gulf. The money will be used to help finance the Junior-Senior Banquet and Prom, which is to be held on May 6th.

“Secret Grannies” Honored by FHA

April 24, 1970

The Blanco Future Homemakers honored their “Secret Grannies” with a covered dish supper in the cafeteria April 9th.

In order for the granddaughter to tell her granny who guessed with the least number of clues was to get a prize but because each granny guessed on the first clue, a drawing was held.

Miss Ann Beckham won the prize, a rose and carnation arrangement.

Nancy Williams 4th vice-president, led the FHA Chorus in a song, “Getting to Know You,” dedicated to the grannies.

A good time was enjoyed by all.

Eight Students to Regional

April 18, 1980

Seven Blanco High School Students are currently in Regional competition in at Victoria in eight UIL Literary events, after leading their school to a runner-up finish in the District Meet held here last Friday.

The Panthers finished second with 130 points behind champ Marion’s 185, the two teams far ahead of the competition.

Forty of Blanco’s points came from their district champion play and cast which has already competed in area, but the hosts still would have finished second just the same, as the next nearest competitor, Comfort, had only 88 points, including some from their play.

Leading the way for Blanco was mathematical and scientific whiz Michael Berger, who took two first placed, in Number Sense and Science.

Also winning firsts were Chris Nabers in Poetry Interpretation and Trina Shipp in Typing.

Kennon Moore was second in Prose Reading, Joyce Hayes third in Feature Writing, and Mary Covin third in Headline Writing. Bruce Granberg was second in Typing and is also the alternate in Poetry.

WSCS Meets

April 24, 1970

Women’s Society of Christian Service held their regular business meeting Thursday, April 16 in the fellowship hall of the Methodist Church.

Mrs. Wayne Smith, vice-president, conducted the meeting. Mrs. Ira Caswell had charge of the devotional. There were 13 members and one guest, Mrs. Hope Alexander of California, present.

Mrs. Hugo Beckmann had charge of the study period, “The Roots of Prejudice.” She was assisted by Mmes. Alex Nowotny, Wayne Hudgins, Ira Caswell, Elitha Dodgen and Miss Mary Anderson.

Mrs. T.C. Oakes and Mrs. Charles Whitworth were hostesses for the meeting.

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