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Completes operator course

October 5, 1988

Army Reserve Pvt. Jodye R. Schaefer, daughter of Andrew G. and Bonnie E. Schaefer of Rural Route 1, Blanco, Texas, has completed an Army motor transport operator course at Fort Dix, New Jersey.

During the course, students were trained in the operation and maintenance of military vehicles of less than four and one-half tons rated capacity. Instruction was also given in the transportation of personnel, equipment and supplies.

She is a 1987 graduate of Blanco High School.

Young Homemakers plan demonstration on fingernails

October 6, 1978

Blanco – Blanco Young Homemakers invited the public to a demonstration on sculptured fingernails in the Blanco High School Homemaking Cottage, Tuesday, October 10, at 7:30 p.m.

The Young Homemakers theme this year is “From Self to Others.” Some of the suggested projects and programs for the year are making a home more livable, volleyball games, self-image, importance of strong family unity, and helping students with special needs.

Refreshments will be served.

Irene Klein at Hill Country Artists

October 5, 1988

Irene Klein of Fredericksburg will be the demonstrator for the Hill Country Artists meeting on Monday, October 10 in the Lutheran Church in Blanco from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.

Klein, who suggests either a 16 x 20 or an 18 x 24 canvas, will be painting a landscape using a palette limited to the primary colors, red, blue, and yellow. She says it is not necessary for the other painters to limit themselves to the palette, but she will be showing how to get a variety of shades from this trio.

Visitors and new members are always welcome, as are beginning painters. Bring a sack lunch for the noon break.

New Rates for Football Games

October 4, 1968

Supt. Lester Cobb stated that there will be various admission charges for the football games this year. All home games and district 30A games will be adults $1.00, students $0.50.

The away games will depend upon the local school. They can charge the fees set by their local school. They can charge the fees set by their local district and most of the Class AA schools are charging adults $1.50 and students $0.50. The admission for the Junior High games will be adults $0.50 and students $0.25.

He also stated that Has County ISD is playing their home games on the Buda field.

C of C Directors Elect Officers

October 4, 1968

In executive session Thursday, September 26, the Board of Directors of the Blanco Chamber of Commerce elected the officers for the 1968-1969 year. Rae Doran was re-elected president, Delman Barker was elected vice-president and Miss Pearl Byars will remain as secretary.

The directors, elected at the regular meeting, are Delman Barker, Hilmar Bindseil, Roy Byars, Pear Byars, Rae Doran, Jack Felps, Gerald Hartman, Jimmy Meurer, Kenny Moore, Ruby Poenisch, Dorsey Lee Smith, Val Smith and Clarence Waxler.

HD Club Meetings

October 4, 1968

The Ranch Hi-Way HD Club met October 1 at Kendalia with Mrs. Walker, Mrs. Krause and Mrs. Johnson as co-hostesses. The meeting was held in the library.

The president, Mrs. Knoll, called the meeting to order and read a prayer, “The Blessed,” a beautiful and meaningful prayer.

Roll call was answered by 26 members and one visitor, Mrs. Fred McCorkel from Phillipsville, New Jersey, mother of Mrs. Jean Curtis.

Cora Beckmann, council delegate, gave a report of the last council meeting.

Annual reports were given by all officers.

Mrs. Moore gave a talk on clothes for fall and accessories for the new look. She showed several suits, dresses and coats as well as several new hosiery colors.

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