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A Look Back at Blanco County History
Wednesday, October 22, 2008 • Posted October 21, 2008 10:00 PM

Our Servicemen

October 18, 1968

Army private 1st Class Jerry L. Greenhaw, 20, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jarl E. Greenhaw of Blanco, was assigned as an automatic weapons crewman in the American Division’s 55th Artillery near Chu Lai, Vietnam, September 23.

Blanco Valley 4-H names officers for 1988-1989

October 19, 1988

The 1988-1989 Blanco Valley 4-H Club is off to a good start with 20 members and 4 new members present at the October meeting. Also present att his meeting were 3 guests and Gail Rucker, County Extension Agent.

The officers for this year are: President G.K. Chenny, Vice-Presidnent Misty Hood, Secretary Candice Caudell, Treasurer Roger Kneese, Historian/Reporter Craig Gourly, Sargeant at Arms Chris Dowdy, and Council Delegates Jami Greenhaw and Roger Kneese. The 4-H leaders for this year are Zoe Greenhaw and Namcy Kneese.

This program for this meeting was on Method Demonstrations and was given by Mary Rowe and Myron Felps.

Special historical meeting Monday

October 20, 1978

The County – The Blanco County Historical Commission will hold a special meeting, open to the public, on Monday, October 23 at 7:30 p.m. in the District courtroom in the County Courthouse.

The purpose of the meeting will be to hear a presentation on how to get historical books of the county published.

Gasoline spillage causes grass fire

October 20, 1978

Blanco – A grass fire on the island at the intersection of Highways 281 and 163 near Eisenhaur’s Exxon Station Thursday morning shorly after midnight, was quickly put out by members of the Blanco Volunteer Fire Department.

Fire Marshal LeRoy Weirich said the blaze was apparently caused by a car went our of control, spilling gasoline onto the grass on the island, which ignited.

Hunter & Son Show Reserve Champion

October 18, 1968

C.W. Hunter and Son of Blanco showed the Reserve Champion Ewe in the Suffolk sheep class at the Pan-American Exposition at Dalles this week.

They also came in for second place in thepen of three ram lambs, pen of three ewe lambs yearling ewe, pen of these three yearlings ewes and exhibitors flock. They also took third and fourth in ram in yearling ram and fourth in yearling ewe.

Church women sponsor lunch

October 20, 1978

The County – The Church Women United of Blanco County will sponsor a Salad Luncheon on Monday, October 30th at the Pedernales Electric Cooperative Meeting room in Johnson City from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.

The cost will be $2.00, which includes all the many varieties of salad you can ear and drink and crackers. The salad will range from meaty types, vegetable types, fruit types, and desert types.

All church women’s groups who belong to CWU are reminded to be sure their members each fix at least one dish which will be served 10 to 12 people and have this in Johnson City no later than 10:30 a.m.

Everyone in both communities, both men and women are encouraged to come have lunch with CWU on October 30th

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