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Wednesday, June 25, 2008 • Posted June 24, 2008 10:00 PM

Pantherettes tab officers

June 23, 1978

Blanco - Following a most rigorous two-hour judging held on June 9 be an out-of-town judge; combined with a high school faculty scoring of each girl, the 1978 Pantherette drill team officers were announced.

The office of Captain was earned by Charlotte Calhoun. Charlotte is a senior and has been a member of the Pantherettes for three years.

Marilyn Klepac sophomore, will serve as First Lieutenant and Sandra Behn, junior, was selected as second lieutenant, Jackie Klepac, senior, was named alternate.

Finalists included Lydia Cox, Karen Wilson, Sabra Barker and Lori Calhoun.

The girls are planning to attend camp this summer at Texas Lutheran College in Sequin.


June 22, 1988

Stewart John Weaver

Stuart John Weaver was born June 13, 1988 to Dr. John and Mary Ann Weaver at Brackenridge Hospital in Austin.

He is welcomed by his older sister Leigh Ann who is 18 months old.

Stuart weighed in at 7 pounds, 5 ounces.

Shamika Lanissa Edge

Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Edge of Crane, Texas welcome a baby daughter born May 24, 1988. Shamika Lanissa weighed 8 pounds, 9 ounces.

The paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Edge of Blanco. The maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Hedrick of May, Texas.

Wagner honored

June 22, 1988

Valerie Anne Wagner, daughter of Donald and Cal Jean Wagner, has been elected to “Outstanding College Students of America” in recognition of outstanding merit and accomplishment as an American college student.

A senior at Tennessee Technological University, she is a Spanish major and is a member of Alpha Mu Gamma, National Foreign Language Honor Society, and is secretary of the Spanish Club.

She is a senator in the Student Government Association and departmental assistant in the foreign language department.

Valeria is the granddaughter of Albert and Muriel Wagner of Blanco and Mrs. Beatrice Ellison also of Blanco.

Another Coral Snake is Killed

June 21, 1968

Kelly Dowdy reports killing a 25 inch Coral Snake near the Blanco Cemetery on Wednesday of this week.

Weisz cited by Air Force

June 23, 1978

Shreveport, LA - - Air Force Captain John L. Weisz Jr. son of John L. Weisz Sr. of 4882 S. Blvd. NW Canton, Ohio, is a member of the Outstanding Crew of the Quarter at Barksdale AFB, LA.

Captain Weisz’s crew was cited for extraordinary performance during operational training missions.

His wife, Carolyn, is the daughter of Rev. and Mrs. Albert Peterson of Rt. 1, Wimberley.

Blanco Library receives gift

June 23, 1978

Blanco - - The Blanco Library, is happy to announce the gift to the Williams Memorial Library of 86 very fine books.

These books were the gift of Police Chief Lowell Barker, who came to Blanco in December 1977 and the library as well as its readers, are most appreciative of Mr. Barker’s generosity, announced library board secretary Mary Virginia Chick.

Lovers of mystery stories will be happy to hear that about half of the books are mysteries, the other half of the books being some of the finest fiction produced in the last 15 years.

Homecoming fete

June 23, 1978

Kendalia - - The Kendalia Community Club is sponsoring a beef barbecue and homecoming on June 25 form 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

The event will be held at the old Kendalia school house on Farm Road 473 and Crabapple Road.

Live entertainment by the Kimbal Kounty Kinfolks.

The proceeds will go to maintain the schoolhouse and library.

Tickets are $2.50 for adults and $1.75 for children under 12.

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