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Wednesday, November 12, 2008 • Posted November 11, 2008 10:00 PM

Woman’s Club Meeting Changed

November 8, 1968

The Blanco Woman’s Club has changed the November meeting date to Friday, November 22, at 2:30 p.m. at the Duke Ranch.

Terry Hunter honored

Terry Hunter, the New Manager at Martin’s Body Shop here in Blanco, has been awarded, after 16 years, the Silver Star, (Gallantry under hostile fire in combat conditions) and the Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm and the Vietnam Combat Ribbon.

Mr. Hunter was in Vietnam 1970, 1971, and 1972.

Turkey Dinner Slated Sunday

November 8, 1968

The annual turkey dinner of St. Ferdinand’s Catholic Church is being held on Sunday, November 10, in the parish hall.

Serving begins at 11:00 a.m. with dinners priced at $1.25 and $0.75.

Everyone is invited to come and enjoy a delicious meal consisting of turkey, dressing, and all the trimmings.

Pantheretts close

November 10, 1978

Blanco High’s volleyball team went to the semifinals of the District 29-A Tournament Tuesday before falling to Comfort, 8-15, 11-15; Comfort then losing to hostess Nixon in the championship finals. Blanco took La Vernia in the opener, 15-10, 15-10.

The Pantheretts finished up with a 9-9 season record.

Local Girl Named to TCL Chapel Choir

November 8, 1968

Miss Margaret Wolber, the daughter of Rev. and Mrs. A. R. Wobler of Blanco, is one of twenty students who have been accepted as members of the Texas Lutheran College Chapel Choir, directed by Dr. Gerhard Cartford.

The choir performs at Sunday 10:30 campus congregation services in the Chapel of Abiding Presence. Upcoming ovations when they will appear include Thanksgiving Convocation (November 26) Christmas Vespers (December 7-8) and the Midnight Christmas Service (December 12). They also lead the campus congregation in a service using a contemporary liturgy Sunday, November 17.

Miss Wobler also serves as secretary of the organization.

Hunters Ball set for November 18

November 13, 1978

Twin Sisters – The Third Annual Blanco Chamber of Commerce “Hunter’s Ball” will be held Saturday, November 18, again at Twin Sisters Hall.

Honoring the deer hunters who come to the Hill Country, the dance will take place the opening night of this year’s deer season, beginning at 9:00 p.m. and lasting until 1:00 a.m.

Bobby Flores and Brotherhood will provide the music.

Refreshments - - sandwiches and tamales, will be available with the proceeds going to the Chamber to be used for community purposes. Door prizes will also be offered, reported publicly Chairman Linda Crofts.

Ms. Crofts also asked that all Chamber members be at the hall next day, Sunday at 1:00 p.m. to help clean up.

Our Servicemen

November 8, 1968

Staff Gary J. Polvado, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe V. Polvado of Round Mountain, is on duty at Udorn Royal Thai AFB, Thailand.

Sgt. Polvado, an aircraft equipment technician, was assigned at Bergrstron AFB before his arrival in Thailand.

The airman, a graduate of Johnson City High School, attended Nixon-Clay Commercial College in Austin.

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