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Library received flag

December 14, 1988

Mrs. Rae (Mildred) Doran is a very patriotic lady. She wanted a flag for the new library. The local chapter of the American Legion was pleased to furnished one.

Bennett Blake and Fred Mayberry, on behalf of American Legion Memorial Highway Post No. 352, presented Mildred Doran the flag she requested to fly in front of the Library at its new location on the square.

Exes Basketball Game Planned For Friday, January 3

December 13, 1968

The Exes of Blanco High School, both boys and girl, are planning a basketball game to be played in the gym on Friday, January 3, with the first game to start at 6:30 p.m.

Girls desiring to play are asked to contact Hazel Calhoun and boys should contact Jack Johnson for particulars.

Christmas Oratorio enjoyed

December 14, 1988

Blanco residents were privileged to hear a Christmas Oratorio composed by Camille Saint-Saens and sung by the Blanco County Community Choir.

The performance was held Sunday evening, December 11, at the First Baptist Church in Blanco. According to accompanist, Vickie Pautz, a Christmas Oratorio is like an opera, but with a religious text and with great emphasis on solos.

In addition to the main selection, the performance included 2 violin pieces (Bach and Handel) played by Julie Pautz, and Christmas carols played by the Bell Choir from the Blanco First United Methodist Church, directed by Reverend Clyde Chesnutt.

C of C to Meet Monday

December 13, 1968

The Blanco Chamber of Commerce will hold their regular covered dish meeting on Monday, December 16, in the school cafeteria. The meeting time has been changed from 7:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. to allow time for the Christmas program.

Fires Fought

December 15, 1978

Blanco - - Two grass fires, both apparently started by transformer short circuits, were extinguished by the Blanco Volunteer Fire Department Tuesday.

A morning call was to the Bob Riley home on FM 165, two mile east of town, where a squirrel had reportedly caused the short circuit at the well transformer.

The fire was quickly extinguished with little damage.

An afternoon call was to the Knox place, north of Colley’s Diary on RR 1623.

The owner and neighbors kept the fire under control until the volunteers arrived, holding the loss to approximately an acre of grass.

PTA Christmas Program Slated

December 13, 1968

The Blanco Parent Teacher Association will have a meeting on Thursday, December 19 at 7:45 p.m. at which time a Christmas program will be presented by the upper elementary grades.

The program was moved from the regular meeting date so as to have the program nearer the Christmas season.

Pancake breakfast helps Booster Club

December 14, 1988

BISD’s Athletic Booster Club held a pancake breakfast Sunday morning, December 11, at the Trinity Lutheran Church. Funds raised were designated to help pay off the remaining $6,000 owed on the weight lifting equipment purchased for the school’s athletic department. School Superintendent Larry Moehnke stated that the equipment, valued at $13,000, was badly needed and that he appreciated the support given by the booster.

According to pancake chef, Pastor Don Taylor, the club used a secret recipe to mix up their pancakes. The meal also included sausage, coffee, milk, and orange juice, a real bargain breakfast at all you can eat for $2.50!

Early morning cooks included Pastor Don Taylor, Larry Moehnke, Gloria Preiss, and Roy Lieck. Ticket takers were Neil Upshaw, Stacie Hicks, and Karen Hicks. According to customers, Wilbert and Rowena Voges, the pancakes were just great.

Methodist Church Christmas Program Slated Sunday Night

December 13, 1968

The Blanco United Methodist Church will have its Christmas program and tree this Sunday night, December 15, beginning at 6:30 p.m. The service of worship will be in the Sanctuary at 6:30 p.m. There will be singing of Carols by the children, youth, choir and congregation.

Upon completion of the service of worship the group will retire to the Fellowship Hall for refreshments. Everyone is invited. Somewhere in the midst of the activities in the Fellowship Hall, Santa Clause will come for the Christmas Tree.

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