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August 24, 1988

Lindsey Gayle Mobley - - Misty and Kelly Mobley are proud to announce the arrival of their baby sister, Lindsey Gayle, on Sunday, August 21, 1988 at St. Lukes Hospital in Houston Texas. She weighed 7 pounds 10 ½ ounces and was 19 ½ inches long.

Lindsey is also welcomed by her parents Steven and Judye Mobley of Houston, grandparents Richard and Sarah Garrahan of San Antonio and Dugie and Reva Mobley of Blanco.

Great Grandparents are Vivian Garrahan of San Antonio, Bird and Clara Rose of Stockdale and Blanche Mobley of Blanco.

Haylee Michelle Hunter - - Deron and Sheila Hunter are the proud parents of a baby girl born Wednesday, August 17, 1988. She weighed 7 pounds 15 ½ ounces and was named Haylee Michelle Hunter.

Maternal grandparents are Richard and June House of Leakey. Paternal Grandparents are Charles and Linda Hunter of Blanco.

Matthew Keith Hoskins - - Scott and Candace Hoskins are proud to announce the arrival of their son, Matthew Keith, born August 10, 1988 in the Ft. Bend Community Hospital in Rosenberg, Texas. Matthew weighed 7 pounds 10 ounces and was 21 inches long.

Maternal Grandparents are Ken and Sylvia Campbell of Victoria. Paternal grandparents are Don and Chris Hoskins of Blanco and Tom and Mary Wilson of Houston.

Blanco County Fair Queen Crowned

August 23, 1968

Miss Kathy Crofts was named Queen at the Blanco County Fair and Rodeo at the coronation ceremonies at the Johnson City Fair Grounds on Saturday August 17. She was sponsored by the Johnson City Chamber of Commerce.

Miss Frankie Ann Smith, sponsored by the Johnson City Women’s Civic Club, was named first runner-up, Miss Janet Cobb, sponsored by the Dorsey Lee Smith Co., was second runner-up, Rhonda Goebel, sponsored by General Telephone Co, was third runner-up, and Charon Eller, sponsored by Merle’s Flower Shop, was fourth runner-up.

Blanco registration

August 25, 1978

Blanco – New student registrations for Blanco schools will be held Thursday August 31, from 8:30 a.m. to noon and from 1-3 p.m.

Kindergarten through seventh graders are to report to the elementary school principals office, 8-12th graders report to the high school principals office.

Eight-12th graders are to pick up their schedules Friday, September 1 - - 12th grade from 8:30 – 9:30, 11th from 9:30 – 10:30, 9th 1 - 2, 8th 2 – 3.

Art Show Listed in Southern Living

August 23, 1968

The Second Annual Blanco Art Show, sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce, has received wide publicity in the magazine, Southern Living.

On page 86 under the heading, “September in the South” the Blanco show is not only listed first, but is the first art show of the month in Texas. This page lists events in fourteen southern states of interest to their readers.

Completes training

August 25, 1988

Pvt Michael F. Doddridge - - Army National Guard Pvt. Michael F. Doddridge, son of Robert E. Doddridge and grandson of Merle Duesterbeck, both of Blanco, Texas, has completed basic training at Fort Jackson, S.C.

During the training, students received instructions in drill and ceremonies, weapons, map reading, tactics, military courtesy, military justice, first aid, and Army history and tradition.

Two County Girls Attend Farm Bureau Seminar

August 25, 1978

Waco - - Two high school students who attended the Texas Farm Bureau Citizenship Seminar this summer at Baylor University were Donna Sultimeier and Brenda Uecker.

According to Carlos Grote, President of Blanco County Farm Bureau who sponsored the students, the primary goals of the seminars were to cause those who attended the seminary to want to share the information they learned with others.

It is the hope of the Farm Bureau that local civic groups will invite these two youngsters to speak to their groups and as assemblies at school telling others about their experiences at the seminar.

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