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Republicans to select chairman Monday

January 6, 1978

The Republican Party of Blanco County has been informed of the registration of its Chairman, Rev. A.R. Wolber. Who has moved to Winter, Texas.

Vice Chairman, Mrs. W. Wordsworth, has been called a meeting for the purpose of electing a new chairman. The meeting will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, January 9, 1978 at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Herbort, on the corner of 7th and Live Oak in Blanco, just north of the Sunnyside Nursing Home.

All Republicans are urged to attend.

Beckmanns entertain

January 6, 1988

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Beckmann had an exciting Christmas with the arrival of their granddaughters, Roxanna Howerton of Garland and Mrs. Renee Howerton-Lynch, along with her husband, Lawrence Lynch and son Evan of Menominee, Wisconsin.

Renee and her husband Larry have co-authored an interesting book, A Wisconsin Town and Country Christmas. The book contains stories and delicious recipes. Copies of the book ($4.95 each) can be found at The Finding Place, Strickland’s Drugs and Corner Cuts.

Also visiting in their home was their daughter Rebecca Howerton from Houston.

Bowling Club to meet Sunday

January 5, 1968

The Blanco Bowling Club will meet on January 7.

Trophy bowling will be open to members only and specials will be open to the public starting at 1:00 p.m.

The meeting of the club will be held at 3:00 p.m.

Lavesta Griffin guest artist

January 6, 1988

Lavesta Griffin of Canyon Lake will be guest demonstrator at the Hill Country Artists meeting on Monday, January 11 at the Lutheran Church in Blanco from 10 to 2.

Griffin, who teaches painting in the Canyon Lake area and is well known for her florals, asks paint-along artists to bring 12x16 or 11x14 canvasaes, which will not require advance preparation. She says that if the floral she demonstrates requires any unusual colors, she will provide them, so artists will need only a standard palette.

Tax Collector Slated to be here January 17-18

January 5, 1968

Holton Burleson, county tax assessor – collector, has announced that he would be at Blanco Lumber and Hardware building on Wednesday, January 17 and 18, or collection and assessment of taxes as well as to issue voter registration certificates.

Mr. Burleson pointed out that all voters must register this year in order to be able to vote.

This includes persons over 60 years of age who formally were exempt from registration.

Stock Show Queen Contest Seeks Entries

January 6, 1978

Anyone from Blanco County interested in being queen of the Big San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo?

The contest if open to any female. The San Antonio Light is sponsored the contest and entry blanks are available through the Light or at the Blanco County News.

Deadline for entries is January 15. Contest blanks may be deposited in a special box in the lobby of the San Antonio Light building, 420 Broadway of submitted by mail postmarked not later then that date.

A 3 by 5 black and white glossy photo of the contest in a western attire must be submitted with the entry blank.

The Blanco County News will make photos for Blanco County residents interested in entering the contest for a minimum fee of $1.00.

Safety Clinic January 9

January 6, 1988

The County wide 4-H Horse and Pony group, will be sponsoring a Horsemanship Safety Clinic, at the fairground arena in Johnson City on January 9 at 11:00 a.m. Rain state January 23, 1988.

The entries are $3 for 4-H members and $5 for open class. Any one interested is invited to attend. A liability release form which we will provide must signed. Spectators are welcome at no charge.

Bring your horse, saddle and tack. Certified Horsemanship Safety Association (HAS) instructor, Renee Adam will be teaching the participants how to safely handle, ride and enjoy your horse.

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