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Wednesday, December 3, 2008 • Posted December 2, 2008 10:00 PM

Heath Clinic at new location

December 1, 1978

Blanco - Beginning next Tuesday, December 5, the Geriatric Health Screening Program will hold its blood pressure clinics at the new senior citizens center adjoining the hall.

The clinics were formerly held twice a month at the Community Savings and Loan Association building.

Public health nurses will do blood pressure, diabetic, anemia and weight screening for all senior citizens.

The clinics will again be held from 10:00 a.m. to noon. Schedule for the next sessions are December 5, December 19, January 2, and January 16.

Births

November 29, 1968

Mr. and Mrs. Buddy Dechert proudly announce the birth of a daughter, Kimberly Dawn, born November 16 at Methodist Hospital in San Antonio. She weighed 8 pounds and 12 ounces.

Maternal grandparents are Dr. and Mrs. C.F. Price. Paternal grandmother is Mrs. Wesley Dechert. Great-grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Frank Price, Mrs. Pearl West. And Mr. and Mrs. Joe Riba.

Council gets quick quorum

December 1, 1978

Blanco - - The City Council was unable to get a quorum together Wednesday night, but reassembled Thursday morning at 8 to advertise for bids for a backhoe end loader machine.

The need for the bidding, and the hurried meeting, explained City Administrator Charles Sims, was that the city had a opportunity to acquire a used 10-10 John Deere, excellent for their ditch digging and related purposes, for “a little less than $6,000,” within the next few weeks.

However, according to law, purchase of any such machine must be open to bids, which must be announced in a newspaper at least twice prior to deciding which bid to accept for purchase.

Junior Play Slated Saturday, December 7

November 29, 1968

The Junior Class of Blanco High School has set Saturday, December 7, as the date for their annual “Hillbilly Weddin” which is to be given in the High School Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. The comedy is by LeRoma Greth.

Admission will be $1.00 for adults and $0.50 for students and pre-school age will be admitted free.

Our Servicemen

November 29, 1968

Army Specialist Four Joe M. Cloud, 22, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lester Cloud, Blanco, was assigned to the 4th Infantry Division near Pleiku, Vietnam, as a tank gunner.

Senior citizens set emergency food pantries

December 1, 1978

The County - - The Young at Heart Senior Citizens groups of both Johnson City and Blanco are currently establishing “Emergency Food Pantries” for needy people, announced Director Teresa Allen.

“The Purpose is to provide a ready supply of non-perishable food for the deserving needy,” said Mrs. Allen, explaining that referred both to needy individuals in the community referred to them by a local church of civic programs or state welfare, or in case of a great emergency such as the floods in the area earlier this year.

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