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Child Center invites all to open house

November 4, 1977

The Blanco Child Development Center Volunteer Committee will be hosting an open house on Tuesday, November 8, 1977 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The reason for this event is to encourage community citizens to visit our center and help them to learn ways where they could be of service to our children.

Refreshments will be served. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Headstart funded

November 4, 1987

Washington – The Community Action Agency of Hays, Caldwell, and Blanco Counties at San Marcos has been awarded a $409,234 grant to continue operation of the area’s Head Start program, U.S. Sen. Phil Gramm of Texas has announced.

The funding will be provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Through the Administration for Children, Youth and Families, the department offers a broad range to programs to encourage full development of children.

As one of those programs, Head Start provides both health and academic services to pre-school children with the goal of enhancing their ability to learn and develop during their early school years.

Blanco Valley meets Monday

November 4, 1977

Blanco Valley 4-H club to meet at Grange Hall on Monday, November 7, at 3:30 p.m.

Skinner completes Marine training

November 4, 1977

October 26 – Marine Private First Class Edwin W. Skinner, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wilmer Skinner of Route 10, Box 126 C, Johnson City, Texas, has completed recruit training at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C.

During the 11 week training cycle, he learned the basics of battlefield survival. He was introduced to the typical daily routine that the will experience during his enlistment and studied the personal and professional standards traditionally exhibited by Marines.

He participated in an active physical conditioning program and gain proficiency in a variety of military skills, including first aid, rifle marksmanship and close order drill. Teamwork and self-discipline were emphasized throughout the training cycle.

He joined the Marines Corps in November 1976.

St. Ann’s Altar Society to Hold Turkey Dinner

November 3, 1967

The St. Ann’s Altar Society will hold a turkey dinner in the Parish Hall on November 5.

Serving starts at noon. Plates will be $1.25 and $0.75. Proceeds will benefit the Improvement Fund.

Bake Sale Slated Friday, November 10

November 3, 1967

The Sixth Grade of Blanco Elementary School will hold a bake sale Friday, November 10 at 1:00 p.m. in front of the Bindseil’s Supermarket.

Proceeds will go to the Fairyland Festival, a PYA project.

Stadium Cushions to be sold at game

November 3, 1967

The Blanco Chapter of Young Homemakers will sell the Panther stadium cushions a the football game Friday Night.

The cushions are blue with their emblem in gold. The pillows are priced at $4.25.

Final Match

November 4, 1977

The girls volleyball team played their final match, last Tuesday at Nixon. It was the second round of the district tournament. Our Blanco team played Lackland and succeeded in beating them the first game.

We lost the second game by 2 points and then lost our chances at district when they beat us in the final third game.

Band travels to Hondo

November 4, 1977

The Blanco Panther Band is traveling to Hondo this Saturday to compete for a No. 1 marching contest. Mr. Cresswell and the band members have been working long and hard all year for this one 7 minute ship.

We wish them the best of luck and hope they will come back with a 1 and some happily rewarded people!

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