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A Look Back at Blanco County History
Wednesday, August 4, 2010 • Posted August 3, 2010 10:00 PM

Family Reunion

August 7, 1970

The families of the late W.E. and Emily Byares had their annual reunion on Sunday, August 2, at the Parish Hall in Blanco.

Mr. Mamie Galbreath, aunt, great aunt, and great great aunt of thos present, was the honored guest.

A most delicious noon meal was served to guests from Las Cruces, New Mexico; Houston, Johnson City, Austin, San Antonio, Lake Travis Spicewood, and Blanco.

Attends St. Scholastica

August 7, 1980

Sheila Wordsworth of Blanco has recently received official notice from the admissions committee of the St. Scholastica Academy of her acceptance to the academy for the coming school year.

Sheila is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roland Wolfe, Box 214, Star Route, Blanco.

St. Scholastica Academy is a resident and day school for girls from 7 through 12.

The school is conducted by the Benedictine Sisters of Chicago and is located in Canon City, Colorado, about 115 miles southwest of the Denver area and just 50 miles from Colorado Springs.

Football Shoes

August 7, 1970

Coach Eickenloff will issue football shoes on Wednesday, August 12, 7:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the gym.

Hill Country Homemaking

August 7, 1980

Over exposure of the body to the sun, or heat may result in heat exhausting or more seriously, heat stroke.

We don’t often simply have the choice of selecting a cool environment to avoid heat related complications.

In consulting with a local physician and some publications several precentivie measures have been found to help individuals cope with the heat problem.

Normally healthy individuals will not be overcome by heat.

However, those with other health problems, the very young and the elderly should take special precautions because their built in thermo regulatory system.

Local Youth attend Grande Encampment

August 7, 1970

On the weekend of July 24-26, the Texas State Grange Youth Encampment was held at Tejas Trails near Blanco. Fifteen youths and six chapterones were present. Granges represented were Alamo,Balcones, Blanco Valley, Blue Bonnet, Boerne, Cibolo, and Converse.

Those attending from Blanco were James Dollahite, Charles Waxler and Connie Waxler.

During the final part off encampment these youths had the honor of getting to know William Steel, National Grange Youth Director of Washington, D.C. Sunday a devotional was given and the noon meal was enjoyed by about 50 visitors.

4-H Record Book Winners Named

August 7, 1980

Winners from 16 divisions in the Blanco County 4-H record Book competition advanced to district, where the judges awarded thirteen blue ribbons, one red ribbon and two white ribbons.

Kris Ridell’s record in Citizenship and Donna Ulrich’s record in Turkeys advanced to state competition in August.

In the Senior Division in addition of their records, the following received blue awards: Pam Meier, Billy Mengers, Sandra Jones, Randy Sultemeier, and Ronnie Sultemeier.

In the Junior Division: Laurie Jo Lindig, Stephanie Sultemeier, Cheryl Birk, Julie Mengers, Steven Meier and Michael Lindig received blue ribbons.

These 4-H’ers are to be commended for their project record work and their standing against other records in the 17 county district.

Big Sunflower

August 7, 1970

Mrs. Henry Hund, who practices organic gardening here, brought a twelve and on-half inch sunflower head by the New office on Tuesday.

She said she would be willing to share seeds from this monster with anyone who might like to raise them for bird season or a different taste treat.

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