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A Look Back at Blanco County History
Wednesday, September 10, 2008 • Posted September 9, 2008 10:00 PM


September 6, 1968

Mr. and Mrs. Gene A. Sleven are the proud parents of a baby daughter, Amanda Sue, born on Monday, August 5, at 7:45 p.m. at Johnson City Memorial Hospital in Franklin, Indiana.

Little Susie weighed in at 8 pounds, 12 ounces and was 22 inches tall.

Maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. William I. Blackburn of Blanco; paternal grandmother is Mrs. Jim Sanford of Edinburg, Ind.

Girl Scouts to meet

September 8, 1978

Blanco – Junior Girl Scouts (for girls in fourth through sixth grades) will meet Tuesday after school at the Grange Hall. Flyers will be sent home form school with interested girls.

A mother-daughter meeting is planned for Tuesday, September 12 in the school cafeteria at 3:20.

If you can’t make it of have a question, please call Gayle Gourley at 833.4753.

Local Girl on National TV

September 6, 1968

The Southwest Texas State College Band and Strutters may be seen on national television Monday night, September 9, on NBC TV channel 4 (WOAI). This widely known organization will perform at half time in the Astrodome for the opening game of the Houston Oilers football team with the Kansas City Chiefs beginning at 8:00 p.m.

Appearing with the Strutters will be Dixie Posey, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Posey of Blanco.

Kent Smith joins Clements rooters

September 8, 1978

Austin – Candidate for governor Bill Clemements has announced a Blanco County resident as a new member of the Statewide Steering Committee of Democrats and Independent for Clements, a group of more than 300 Texas supporting his gubernatorial campaign.

Added to the committee is attorney Kent Smith of Johnson City, a candidate for county judge.

Blanco Homemakers to meet September 13

September 7, 1988

The first meeting of the 1988-1989 Blanco Homemakers will be September 13, at 7:00 p.m. at the Homemaking Cottage on 11th St. by the High School.

The Blanco Homemakers serve the community in many ways, especially in getting to know new homemakers in our community. We encourage you if you are new in Blanco and would like to meet some new friends to please join us.

Our Servicemen

September 6, 1968

Fireman Apprentice Darrell L. Petersen, USN, 20, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest L. Petersen of Blanco, was graduated from Basic Electrician’s Mate School at the U.S. Naval Training Center, Great Lakes Illinois.

During the ten-week course he learned the fundamentals of shipboard electrical circuits, basic atomic theory, transistor theory, amplifiers and magnetic amplifiers.

He also studied AC/DC generators, small craft electrical systems and shipboard lighting.

Aboard ship, the navy electrician’s mate is responsible for the disassembly, repair, adjustment and reassembly of all electrical equipments.

Before entering this school he attended at six-week basic electricity course at Great Lakes.

Brownies form

September 8, 1978

Blanco – A Girl Scout Troop for girls entering the first, second, or third grades of school is in the process of being formed and will hold a preliminary meeting Tuesday, September 12 at 3:30 p.m. at the school cafeteria.

Topics to be discussed will include dues, uniforms, meeting location and time, and the purpose of Girl Scouts on the Brownie level.

Local CYO hosts mini-convention

September 8, 1978

Blanco – St. Ferdinand’s Church Catholic Youth Organization will host a mini-convention his Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at the Parish Hall.

Some seven or eight CYO groups form cities in the Greater Austin Diocese, such as San Marcos and Lockhart, are expected to attend.

All local CYO members are asked to contact Beth Berger at 833-4469.

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