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St. Ferdinand’s Invites Public To Dedication

June 28, 1968

Services dedicating the additions to St. Ferdinand’s Catholic Church will be held Sunday, June 30, at 11:00 a.m. followed by Mass. Bishop Louis J. Reicher will preside at the service.

An open house and reception honoring Bishop Reicher, who is celebrating his Golden Jubilee as a priest, will be held from 12:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m.

Reverend Desmond Murphy and all the parishioners of St. Ferdinand’s wish to invite all their friends, both Catholic and non-Catholic who have so generously contributed to the improvement fund which made the additions and improvements possible.

Turkey raiser Meier to board

June 30, 1978

Martin Meier of Hye has been elected as a member of the Board of Directors for the Texas Turkey Producers.

Agriculture Commissioner Regan V. Brown has announced.

Stray Dog Finds Home

June 30, 1978

Little Blanco - - “Smiley” now has a new home.

The lost hound dog puppy reported by Janice Schuetz has been adopted by Virginia and Bruce Bradley of Johnson City.

Mrs. Schuetz had stated in the News two weeks ago that she had traced the owner of the of the stray which had turned up at her door and had received no reply to her messages.

Following the News story, the Bradley’s, old friends of Mrs. Schuetz, had asked to adopt the pup if the owner didn’t claim her within the two weeks Mrs. Schuetz had allowed.

“I sent a letter to the owner in Utopia and to the sheriff of that county and I still got no answer. If the owner does contact me later, the Bradley’s, understand - - but they felt, like you, that the dog was just thrown out on the road near here and they will give her the good and loving home which she deserves.

4-H Club to have Swimming Party

June 28, 1968

The 4-H Club will have a swimming party July 1 at Smith and Jones Dam at McKinney Creek on the Blanco River about 4 miles up Farm Road 1623 at 5:00 p.m. with a wiener roast after the swim.

Wunderlich at SWTSU law course

June 30, 1978

San Marcos - - Sixteen law enforcement officers representing 11 area agencies are attending a basic 280-hour course offered by the Capitol Area Planning Council’s Regional Law Enforcement Academy at Southwest Texas State University.

The basic class, which runs through August 16, is a certified requirement for all new law enforcement officers.

Counties served by the regional governing agency include Blanco, Bastrop, Burnet, Caldwell, Fayette, Hays, Llano, Lee, Williamson, and Travis.

Participating officers include Deputy H.V. Wunderlich, Blanco County Sheriff’s Office.

HD Club Meetings

June 28, 1968

The Live Oak Home Demonstration Club will meet at the home of Mrs. Sylvia Moore on Monday, July 1, at 9:00 a.m. for a short meeting.

Attend Seminar

June 29, 1988

High School students from Blanco County were among the 400 Junior and Senior high school students attending the Texas Farm Bureau Citizenship Seminar in San Angelo this last June 13 to 17.

Max Blackburn and Neda Oren both of Blanco represented this county at the training school, which was held on the campus of Angelo State University.

The TFB has sponsored 26 such seminars since 1962. More that 9,500 students have completed the training course which is designed to give them better understanding of their American heritage and the capitalistic free enterprise system.

Speakers this year included: Dr. Calvin Kent, director of Baylor University’s Center for Private Enterprise Dr. Wayne Matthews, Family life specialist from Oklahoma State University; Steve Pratt, Washington D.C. National Center for Constitutional Studies, Basilio Bachor, a Polish immigrant, and Jack Jackson free enterprise lecturer from Fort Worth.

Neda Fay Oren is the daughter of Norma and Robert Oren of Blanco. Max William Blackburn is the son of Diana and James Blackburn.

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