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Band to Hold Spring Concert On Saturday, May 11

May 10, 1968

The Blanco High School Band, directed by Billy A. Harrell, will present its annual Spring Concert this Saturday, May 11, at 8:00 p.m. in the high school gym. Admission will be 50 cents for adults and 25 cents for students.

Some of the featured numbers will be “Burnished Brass” by Cacavas and “Trumptes Ole” by Cofield.

FFA elect new officers

May 12, 1978

The Blanco FFA Chapter held is annual election of officers for the official school year 1978-1979 and elected the flowing to the respective officer: President Mike Lindeman; Vice-President Kurk Felps; Secretary Rod Culton; Treasurer, Lynn Maly; Reporter, Wayne Young and Chessley Elkins as Sentinel.

The officers will be installed at the regular May 8th meeting by the present officer who will use the official FFA Installation Program. The retiring officers are Severn Granberg, President, Rankin Smith, Vice President; Ronald Brooks, Secretary, Treasurer, Charles Jones. Reporter, Paul Felps and Sentinel Jim Bob Melendez.

New Recreation Center to Hold General Meeting

May 10, 1968

A group of interesting citizens met with Mr. Bob Gordon of the RC&D and Mr. Sid Merver of the FHA on April 17 in Blanco. This group formed a non-profit organization with the intent to build a recreation center to serve Blanco, Johnson City and surrounding rural area.

Book sale to aid courthouse

May 11, 1988

Efforts continue to raise funds to purchase the Old Blanco County Courthouse. Richerson’s Books and the Courthouse Preservation Society announce a Giant Spring Used Book Sale, to be held at the Old Courthouse on Saturday, May 21, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Hundreds of hardcover and paperback titles will be available, covering a wide variety of fiction and nonfiction categories. Bargain proves from $0.10 to $2.00. There will also be some new books available at special discount off-cover price. Richerson’s Book will donate a portion of the proceeds of the sale to the preservation effort.

Richerson’s Book is a full service bookstore located in the Finding Place a 808 North Main. Owner Carrie Richerson says of he sale, “I’m happy to have this opportunity to help out the courthouse Society.

“Its also a change to do on a bigger scale what I love best; bringing books and people together. So round up your friends and neighbors and come buy a good book for a good cause!”

Fiddle Fest food filled

May 12, 1978

Blanco Chamber of Commerce Fiddle Festival and Chili Cookoff committee members met Monday and decided to close the food booths.

Chairman of the food booths. Buddy Brodbeck have a final listing of the foods that will be available on June 10. The Bowling Club will served sausage sandwiches and nachos; the CYO, soft drinks, the Chamber beer, The Ranch Hi-Way Club will sell baked goods and home canned and preserved foods; the MYF snow cones; the Lions Club hot dogs and Frito pies, the Garange, tamales and the Junior Class, chalupas and tacos.

The sophomore class will be collection aluminum cans for their fund raising project.

Any organization desiring a game of sale booth should contact Buddy Brodbeck.

Chili Cookoff chairman, Bob Klepac reported that 10 applications have been received for the cook-off and that the number of cookers will be limited to 48. Last year there were 27 chili cookers. Klepac has worked out a system that would allow more chili cookers to participate.

Grand Opening winners announced

May 12, 1978

Patter Carpenter, owner of The Windmill announce the winners in the grand opening drawing, which was held on April 22.

Dena Bibles won the clear jewelry case, Elaine McKinney won the hanging basket, Eudelia Smith won the Sendele stained glass butterfly and Charlotte C.Gilchrest won the brass windmill.

Kindergarten registration

May 12, 1978

Registration for kindergarten will be held on Thursday, May 18 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.

Children must be 5 years of age on or before September 1, 1978.

We will have personnel from Blanco-Hay Coop to screen children’s speech.

The children will need birth certificates and immunization records.

We would like for the children and their parents to be our guest for lunch that day.

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