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

Linda Baylis spent an enjoyable few days with her daughter, Lauri, taking in the Heart of Texas fair and just doing girl stuff.

Yeehaw! Bobby and Judy Brewer are back in town! It's about time!

Amanda Griffith arrived from Fort Collins, CO, on Wednesday, October 3, for a five-day visit with Charles Willgren and a chance to see Blanco and some of the Hill Country. Amanda and Charles enjoyed a dinner Wednesday night with Natalie and Doug Hain, and their two sons Simon and Sol. After a visit to Fredericksburg and Enchanted Rock on Thursday, the two returned to Blanco for a catered dinner party hosted by Rebecca Howerton. Charles's mom, Cordelia Willgren, and grandmother Jewell Scott hosted a lunch on Friday, after which Amanda and Charles visited many of the shops on the square. A group of Charles' friends, including Nell Krueger and Carolyn and Bob Boydston, hosted a party on the Old Blanco County Courthouse lawn on Friday night. Both the dinner party and courthouse party gave Amanda an opportunity to meet some of the great people who call Blanco their home. After attending the Trinity Lutheran Fun-Raiser on Saturday morning, the two made a trip into Austin to visit the state capitol and BookPeople, and see local band Zydeco Blanco play at Central Market Westgate. The two attended only half an hour of the Blanco United Methodist Church service before Amanda had to leave to catch her flight back to Colorado, where she arrived safely and on time. A good time was had by all, especially Amanda and Charles. Charles wishes to thank everyone who warmly welcomed Amanda to Blanco.

Twin Sisters Hermann Sons Lodge #138 held their regular meeting on Sunday, October 7th. President Karen Teiger opened the meeting by leading everyone in the Pledge of Allegiance. An anniversary was celebrated for Carla Corrine Gass, 60 years. On the sick list is Louise Bindseil. Agent Betty Tatsch reported on a newborn policy. Guest was Shannon Hartmann.

Birthdays were Stan Steiger. Nominating committee for 2008 will be Mary Huser, Lillian Weber, and Gertrude Hartmann. Attendance prizes were Hilary Houser, 2nd Helen Knoll. The Christmas Party will be hosted by the current officers. Thanks to Helen & Alvin Knoll, Betty Tatsch, Helen Knoll, Lucille Scharnhorst, and Inez Luck.

The annual Casper Danz reunion was held at Peach Country Park in Stonewall last Sunday, October 7. Descendants attending from Blanco included Cicero Rust, who at age 92 was recognized as the oldest man present, C.A. Rust III, and P.C. Rust, accompanied by his daughter, Tracy Lou Lovelace; his son Stacey Wade Rust and family; and the mother of his children Martha Ann Johnson.

Virginia Beare is proud to announce the arrival of a great-granddaughter Emily Corinne on Monday, September 24 which is also the birth date of her paternal great-grandfather, Donald Thayer of Winchester, MA. Little Emily, who is the sister of Kathryn Marie and Rhys Michael, is the daughter of Capt. Peter and Melinda Thayer of Fort Bragg, N. Carolina. Emily is welcomed also by her grandparents, Bert and Margie Thayer of Camp Wood, TX, and John and Dionne Meinhardt of Maryland; Great - Aunt Betty and R.C. Rust of Blanco; Great-Uncles Bill and Margaret Beare of Austin and Fred and Ann Thayer of Los Angeles, California.

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