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Wednesday, October 10, 2007 • Posted October 9, 2007 10:00 PM

Attended Workshop

October 7, 1987

Eight of the Blanco FHA members attended a workshop in Fredericksburg on Tuesday, September 29.

The workshop centered on leadership. On of the most important parts of being a leader is the ability to communicate with one another. The members tested their skills by participating in several communications exercises.

Everyone enjoyed the workshop and they look forward to attending more.

The importance of these workshops is to help stimulate interest in F.H.A and what it has to offer.

Sheriff’s Office to offer free notary service

October 7, 1977

Sheriff W.J. Haas announced that in a continuing effort to better serve the residents of Blanco County, that effective immediately, there will be free notary service available seven days per week.

It has long been an inconvenience for county residents to get notary service at a time and place convenient and receive the free notary service.

Panther Band to be in UT show

October 6, 1967

The Blanco Panther Band will be among fifty bands participating in the 32nd Annual Band Day at the University of Texas in Austin, this Saturday.

In the past three years, the Blanco Band has received both first and second places in its class and will again this year be competing for honors.

All of the bands will be judged on marching skills from the balcony of the Stephen F. Austin Hotel by Weldon Covington, instrumental music supervisor for the Austin Public Schools ; Richard D. Blair, assistant to the dean of the UT College of Fine Arts; and Dr. Richard Swallow of the UT School of Architecture.

Welcome daughter

October 7, 1987

Kevin and Rose Mary Price announce the arrival of their daughter, Sabrina Lynn Price, born Monday, September 28, 1987 at 9:22 a.m.

Sabrina weighed 6 pounds, 6 ounces and was 19 inches long.

Maternal grandparents are Ronnie and Jerry McMillan of Blanco. The paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. James Fitsgerald of Villanova, pa.

Finch attends school

October 7, 1977

Benny Finch of Blanco, customer service specialist with General Telephone in Kingsland, recently attendeda3 week training school at the company’s training school at the company’s training center in San Angelo.

The course, Station Practices, is designed to give employees up-to-date training in how to install, repair and replace the more common types of residential telephones.

Attended graduation

October 7, 1987

Mr. and Mrs. Harold Trieber and family attended the graduation of their daughter, Laura, on September 27, 1987.

She graduated from Durham Nixon Clay Business College with highest honors in her class. She was chosen as most outstanding student in her executive secretary course. Her overall grade average was 99.

Laura is presently employed at Capitol Carpet Company as an office manager.

Turner promoted

October 7, 1987

Michelle S. Turner, daughter of Milton P. and Donna J. Brosset of Blanco, Texas, has been appointed a sergeant in the U.S. Air Force.

The new non-commissioned officer completed training in management, leadership, human relations and NCO responsibilities, before being awarded this status.

Turner is a jet engine mechanic at Griffiss Air Force Base, NY with the 416th Field Maintenance Squadron.

Her husband, Craig is the son of Fred G. and Carol A. Turner of 60 Hilldale Road, Hurleyville, NY.

The sergeant is a 1982 graduate of Robert E. Lee High School, Baytown, Texas.

Good attendance needed this month

October 7, 1987

Officials in the Blanco Independent School District are hoping more than 97 percent of their 645 students will attend school every day in October.

The four weeks from October 5 through October 30 will mark the State’s official fall attendance counting period, which determines state funding for school districts.

“Last year, our attendance during this time was in the 96 percent range,” said Superintendent Larry Morhnke. We would like to see at least a 98 percent average during the October accounting period. During this time each absence const Blanco ISD $107.02 in state funds.

Parents are urged nor to take their children out of school for any reason except for an emergency or serious illness. Doctor and dentist appointments should be made after school or on Saturdays.

The next accounting period will be in the Spring.

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