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Wednesday, October 29, 2008 • Posted October 28, 2008 10:00 PM

Our Servicemen

October 25, 1968

Army Private Glenn L. Lawhon, 20, son of Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Lawhorn, Blanco, has completed a cooking course at Ft. Ors, California.

During the 8 week course he was trained in meat and cutting plus cake and pastry baking.

He also learned how to prepare and serve food in Army mess halls and in the field.

Voltmeters seek St. Jude funds

October 27, 1978

Blanco – This week through November 9, volunteers throughout the Blanco area will be marching to collect money for St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

These volunteers will be wearing a Danny Thomas badge when they call on citizens of Blanco.

If you would like to volunteer to help with the door-to door march contact Tommie Payne, 830-833-4147.

Clinic Tuesday

October 27, 1978

The County – A Public Health Clinic for immunization against polio, measles, mumps. Rubella, diphtheria. Perussis and tetanus will be held in Blanco on November 5 between 10 a.m. and noon at the St. Ferdinand’s Catholic Parish Hall on Highway 281.

Hill Caravan here Thursday

October 27, 1978

Blanco – County Democratic Chairman Walter Bonner has announced that the John Hill Campaign Caravan will be in Blanco next Thursday at 10:15 a.m. on the old courthouse square.

Representing Hill, the state attorney-general campaigning for governor, will be a former Tarrant County Congressman, said Bonner.

Cong. Pickle to Be Honored Saturday, October 26

October 25, 1968

Congressman Jake Pickle will be the guest of honor at a reception in Johnson City Saturday, October 26.

The Congressman will visit with friend and supporters around the courthouse square beginning are 5:30 p.m.

Later in the day the lawmaker will return to Austin to attend the annual 4-H achievement banquet.

Absentee votes expected heavy

October 27, 1978

The County – Eight absentee ballots have been cast in person and seven more have been received by mail as of Wednesday, reported County Clerk Jeffy Fuber.

Another 10 ballots had been sent out by request and are expected back in the mail prior to the November 7 election.

The veteran clerk said this was an average return for the first week of absentee balloting and felt it would pick up heavily when her office was open tomorrow (Saturday) from 2-6 p.m. and next week,

PTA Carnival Concession Stand Assignment made

October 25, 1968

Plans were made this week for the PTA concession stand at the Halloween carnival to be held in the gym on Thursday night, October 31.

The decision was that parents of students in grades 1 through 6 would bring one cake or two; grades 7, 8 and 10 will bring one batch of cookies or cupcakes and grade 11 and 12 one half dozen sandwiches.

All food is to be delivered to the gym on or before 6:30 p.m.

Cakes and pies will be sold either whole or by the slice.

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