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Wednesday, September 1, 2010 • Posted August 31, 2010 10:00 PM

Men’s softball team gains 14th trophy

September 4, 1980

The Blanco men’s softball team recently celebrated their fourteenth team trophy win after two years of play.

Sponsored by the hillside Inn in the spring of 1979, the team began playing in games and tournaments around the Hill Country after two practices.

The team played a number of single games during the first year and ended the season by entering four tournaments and sweeping all four with first place wins.

This year they have continued to compile winning records under the sponsorship of the Wintergarden Distributor of Miller Lite beer.

The mean have entered nine tournaments this year in places such as San Antonio, Marble Falls, Sisterdale, Comfort and Canyon Lake. Out of nine, the Blanco team has brought home five first place wins, two second place wins, and one third place win.

The team has entered also a softball league in Fredericksburg where they play Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Team members can be contacted for schedule information.

Young Homemakers to meet Thursday

September 4, 1970

The Blanco Chapter of Young Homemakers of Texas will hold their first meeting of the new year on Thursday, September 10, at 7:30 p.m. in the HE Cottage.

Special guest for the evening will be Jean D. Barton, Area VII Consultant for Homemaking Education.

Linda Dechert, president, invites all ladies in the community to attend this special meeting and program.

The program “Know Your Organization” will follow a covered dish supper.

Hunting Valuable To Blanco County

September 1, 1961

A total of $277,360 was spent in Blanco County during the 1960 hunting season on leases and other expenditures, according to estimates made by Warren B. Guthrie, Blanco County Game Warden.

Guthrie stated that there was an estimated 3,467 hunters in the county during the season. 2,141 deer and 361 turkey were killed.

One deer was killed for every 176 acres, and one turkey for every 1236 acres. There was, on the average, one hunter for every 129 acres, average.

An estimated $173,350 was spent in the country on hunting leases according to Guthrie, and about $104,010 was spent by hunters with local merchants. This brings the total outlay by hunters to $277,360.

Using these estimates every deer killed in the county brought $135 to the county and each turkey killed brought $768.30 per head.

Mr. Guthrie’s figures point up the value of the hunting season to the county in vivid fashion.

Mr. Guthrie pointed out that the old licenses have expired and new licenses will be required on September 1 for the 1961 hunting season.

Our Servicemen

September 4, 1970

Frankie Bindseil, son of Mr. and Mrs. Reinhold Bindseil of Blanco, enlisted in the U.S. Army on August 28, for assignment in ACG 63 Automotive Maintenance. He left San Antonio on August 29 for Fort Lewis, Washington, where he will take his basic training.

After completion of basic training, he will attend one of four schools in Automotive Maintenance.

Frankie Bindseil is a graduate of Blanco High School where he played football. He is also a recent graduate of Texas A&M, with a degree in Agricultural Engineering.

Style Show Planned

September 4, 1980

The Blanco Chapter of Young Homemakers of Texas will sponsor a style show, presented by Hill Country Place, Tuesday evening, and September 9th at 7:00 p.m. in the Blanco school lunchroom.

Juniors and misses fashions of the present and the past will be presented as well as children’s fashions.

The public is cordially invited to attend.

There is no charge. Child care will be provided during the style show in the homemaking cottage at Blanco High School.

Door prizes will be offered.

Births

September 4, 1980

Mr. and Mrs. David L. Triesch of San Antonio became the proud parents of an eight pound 12 ounce baby boy, Nathan David, born to them on August 1, 1980.

Maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Dee Lee Triesch of Marion.

Great-grandparents are Mrs. Lenore J. Creel of Kendalia and Mrs. And Mrs. Alvin Knoll of Blanco.

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