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Upshaw signs with SAU

August 17, 1988

Robert Upshaw, a 5’8", 175 pound running back from Blanco, Texas has been signed by Southern Arkansas University Head Football Coach Rob Hicklin to play for the Muleriders.

Upshaw, brother of Cleveland Indians star Willie Upshaw, was named to the AA All-State Football and Baseball teams while playing for Blanco.

Coach Hicklin is looking forward to having the 1988. Blanco High School graduate as part of the SAU ball club. The pre-season polls have picked the Muleriders to finish 2nd, but Coach Hicklin feels the Riders have the overall talent and defense experience to keep the Riders in the chase for the AIC title this fall.

The Muleriders finished 2nd in the tough AIC Conference last year.

Blanco ISD registration

August 18, 1978

Blanco - - Registration for students new to the Blanco I.S.D. will be held on August 31 between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Students in grades kindergarten through 7th will register in the elementary principal’s office and students in grades 8-12 will register in the high school principal’s office.

Elementary students who attended Blanco Schools last year will register on the first day of school, September 5th.

Trinity Lutheran Church

August 16, 1968

The Trinity Lutheran Church, in celebrating its 65th Anniversary on Sunday, August 11, paid honor to these people: Mrs. Frieda Klinger who was confirmed in 1905 and was therefore the person who had been a member of the congregation the longest; Mr. and Mrs. W.O. Fischer, the oldest couple present.

The anniversary sermon was preached by Pastor A.R. Wolber at the morning service. A pot luck supper was held at 6:30 and a film which had been shown at the Alive Pavilion at San Antonio World’s Fair was shown, before the special honorees were named.

Pantherette physicals set

August 18, 1978

Blanco - - Blanco High School girl’s athletic coach Ann Beckham has requested that all girls planning to complete in sport should report for physicals at the Hill Country Family Clinic at 7:00 p.m. Monday, August 21.

Volleyball practice will begin August 24 at 6:30 p.m. at BHS Gym.

Bridge construction to begin in early October

August 17, 1988

Construction is expected to begin in early October on the new bridge for the Old Kendalia Road river crossing.

County commissioners this week awarded a bid contract to High Johnson Construction Co. of San Antonio with the low bid of $337,975.

Johnson was the lowest 16 bids received.

The project is a cooperative effort between the City of Blanco and Blanco County assisted by federal and state grants.

Millie Retzaff 42 Club hostess

August 18, 1978

Blanco - - The home of Millie Retzlaff was the setting of the August meeting of the “Friendship 42” Club. Nine members and three guests enjoyed eight games of dominoes.

Prizes were won by Melanie Felps, Tonie Moellenber, Una Polley and Leona Smiley.

The next meeting will be in the home of Muriel Wagner on September 13th.

Blanco YHT Attends Texas College Clinic

August 16, 1968

The Blanco Chapter, for the forth straight year, had the largest delegation attending the annual Young Homemakers of Texas College Clinic held in San Antonio on July 17.

The theme of the clinic was “A Woman’s Daze.” Some of the workshops were: Teenagers, their Code of Values; Consume Credit Buying, Physical Fitness, Bishop Method of Sewing and Hats off to Leadership.

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