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Concessions Open for Creekwalk

September 15,1978

Blanco – A number of concessions are still open for the annual Creekwalk Art Festival to be held here Oct. 8.

Particularly wanted are more foodstuff concessions.

Any individual or group interested in to call Sylvia Moore at 833-4640 or Jan Engel at 833-4817.

Danz reunion slated Sunday

September 15,1978

Stonewall – The eighth annual Casper Danz family reunion will be held on Sunday, Oct. 1 at the LBJ State Park recreation site.

The noon meal will be barbeque, with those attending asked to bring the trimmings. Cold drinks and coffee will be provided.

Blood pressure test Tuesday

September 15, 1978

Blanco – The Senior Citizen’s screening program will conduct a free blood pressure screening clinic on Tuesday, Sept. 19, from 10 a.m. until noon at the Community Savings and Loan Association in Blanco.

The clinic will be conducted by Public Health nurses from the San Marcos-Hays County Health Department.

The film “Pulse of Life” will be shown with a discussion of life saving techniques.

Blanco FFA celebrates 50th anniversary

September 14, 1988

Members of the Blanco FFA are celebrating the 50th anniversary of their charter with several community events planned. Here, FFA member and supporters share a huge 4’ x 8’ birthday cake with approximately 600 persons attending the September 2 football game at Panther Stadium. Ingredients for the cake were donated by H&R Block. Cooking and decorating were accomplished by Steve Coston, FFA advisor with help from Mrs. Hazel Kuebel and Mrs. Zoe Greenhaw. Leftover cake was taken to local nursing homes.

Blanco VFD not needed

September 15, 1978

Blanco – The Blanco Volunteer Fire Department turned out for an alarm early yesterday (Thursday) morning, but it turned out to be without cause.

Mrs. John Jones of RR 1623 awoke and thought she smelled smoke and turned in the alarm between midnight and 1 a.m., reported Fire Marshall Leroy Weirich.

However, when the firemen arrived, they could find no evidence of fire – nor could neighbors and relatives who had also arrived on the scene.

“We’re just as glad she called though,” explained the marshal. “We’d rather have people call us too soon, than wait until the blaze is well underway.”

Holy Name Society to Hold Bar-B-Que

September 13, 1968

The Holy Name Society Annual Chicken Barbeque will be held Sunday, October 6, from 11:30 to 1:30 at the parish hall of St. Ferdinand’s Catholic Church in Blanco.

Pantherettes split pair of matches

September 15, 1978

Blanco High volley-ballers opened their varsity season this past week by dropping a decision Hays Consolidated last Thursday, then bouncing back for a tough win over Dripping Springs.

The Pantherettes were scheduled to host cross-country rival Johnson City in that school’s opener yesterday (Thursday)

Hays took the opener by 15-12, 15-4 as the Pantherettes had trouble serving-despite 11 points by Laura Upshaw.

But against the tall visitors from Dripping Springs, Blanco pulled out a thriller for three sets 15-3, 13-15, 15-7.

Upshaw again led the scoring with 13 points, while Connie Morgan added 11, Jackie Klepac either and Kelly Neuman seven.

The junior varsity also split two decisions, beating hays 15-10, 12-15, 15-12 and losing to the Springs 6-15, 16-14, 7-15

Marilyn Klepac and Brenda McDonald had eight apiece to lead the team in the second match.

The freshman dropped a 6-15, 8-15 clash to Hays in their only outing of the week. Leading the servers were Francisca Calzoncit with five and Jo Dowdy four.

New artist gives lessons in Blanco

September 15, 1978

Blanco – A new artist, Jan Watson will begin giving lessons at the Old Baptist Church.

Call the Corner Gallery at 833-4560 for more information as to when lessons will start and their cost.


September 13, 1968

Mr. and Mrs. Johnnie Haas announce the arrival of their little daughter, Terrilea, born on Thursday, Sept. 5 at 8:02 a.m. in Baptist Memorial Hospital in San Antonio. She tipped the scales at 6 lbs., 15 ½ oz, and is 22 in. tall.

Maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Randall Edge of Boerne; paternal grandparents are Mr. & Mrs. Marvin Haas of San Antonio. Paternal great-grandparents are Mrs. Ottilie Greenhaw of Johnson City and Mr. and Mrs. Walter Haas of Blanco.

JV Volleyball squad wins 2

September 14, 1988

Rosie Upshaw, J.J. Crofts, Kelly McLaughlin, Missy Mayo, Mandy Oren and Katie Oren showed no mercy and took no prisoners in the Dripping Springs JV mismatch.

The Junior Varsity Panthers pounced the Tigerettes and kept the lead wining the first game fifteen to six.

The second game was almost a repeat, they took the lead and sent the Tigerettes to the showers early. Making only nineteen serves, the squad didn’t let Katie Oren serve during the second game.

If you enjoy watching good athletes play a good game, give the JV squad a try.

The Varsity squad didn’t fare as well.

In the first game, Blanco came from a six point deficit to win fifteen to thirteen.

In the second game, they again relinquished the lead, and couldn’t recover the deficit, losing eleven to fifteen.

Dripping Springs won the third game, fifteen to three, which tells the story.

Blanco Booster meeting Tuesday

September 15, 1978

Blanco – Blanco Booster Club president Leroy Lindeman has announced that this week’s meeting has been switched from Monday to Tuesday, hopefully to obtain a larger attendance.

The meeting will be held at 7:20 p.m. The site is uncertain due to the Lions Club meeting in the cafeteria. You are advised to call Lindeman or the high school office for the meeting place.

Voters Reject Hospital Issue

September 13, 1968

Voters in the Proposed Memorial Hospital District rejected nearly three to one the proposition to create the district last Thursday, Sept. 5. There were 407 ballots cast with 104 voting for the created of the district, 292 against, and 11 mutilated ballots.

Cof C to Meet Monday

September 13, 1968

The regular meeting of the Blanco Chamber of Commerce will be held Monday night, September 16, at 7:00 p.m. in the school cafetorium. Report of the recent Art Show will be given.

Put your supper in a covered dish and come share in the discussions and plans for a bigger and better Chamber of Commerce.

County Farmers welcome weather

September 15, 1978

The County – There can never be too much of a good thing as far as rain is concerned, reported Blanco County’s commissioners

The heavy rains of the past week have interrupted quite a bit of road work – and have also necessitated quite a bit of repair work, particularly in the precincts of Commissioners Sonny Bergman and Robert Riddell, but a Riddell said, “There’s never too much rain.”

Bergman said that none of the roads in his area were not passable but that several of them would need to some repair, and that the Round Mountain area had received about five inches of rain over the weekend.

It was believed to be the highest water since 1958, Riddell reporting eight inches this side of Hye and Albert.

Commissioner Alton Koch reported all roads okay down his way although some roads outside Blanco, going towards Fredericksburg along side the Blanco River, had been reported as difficult to pass Friday afternoon.

Blanco Police Chief Lowell Barker reported some creeks in the Blanco area overflowing Friday, although subsiding by that evening.

Johnson City water supervisor Philip Sargent said the Pedernales River had risen nine feet, cresting Friday afternoon, but had subsided by the next morning.

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