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Wednesday, December 24, 2008 • Posted December 23, 2008 10:00 PM

Last Chance for Lighting Contest

December 20, 1968

Hurry! Your entry in the Christmas Lighting Contest must be in by Friday, December 20. The Light you now have surly qualify you to enter in one of six categories and the prizes are to be awarded soon!

We urge you to drive around and see the decorations that Blanco citizens have put up, then fill out an entry blank for yourself and return it to Hazel’s Flower Shop, Flutcher’s Drug Store or the Blanco Confectionery. Winners’ names will be posted in the store windows Sunday, December 21. Entry blanks may be found in the 3 stores listed above.

Li’l Cats nipped by Dripping Springs

December 22, 1978

Blanco eight grade boys dropped a 22-21 heart breaker to visiting Dripping Springs Monday, while the seventh grade also fell 19-9.

Blanco 8th lead 10-1 at the half and 14-7 a the three quarter mark, but couldn’t hold off a tremendous rally in the final four minutes by the visitors.

Robert Jones had 11 points, Randall West and Ricky Priess four apiece for the Li’l Cats.

Richard Smith’s rebounding and six point scoring was the main bright note for a coldshooting seventh grade.

Hazel’s Flower Shop Announces Holiday Hours

December 20, 1968

Hazle’s Flower Shop will remain open every day, including Sunday, through Christmas eve, for the convenience of her customers.

Store hours will be 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. every day except on Christmas Eve, when the hours will be 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Graduates from U.S. Air Force

December 21, 1988

Doyle E. Amidon, Jr.

Airman Doyle E. Amidon, Jr., son of Linda Amason and Stepson of Danny A. Amason of 9721 Kempwood, Spring Branch, Texas, has graduated from the U.S. Air Force security police specialist course at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas.

Graduates of the course studied systems security operations, tactics and weapons training and earned credits toward an associates degree in applied science though the Community College of the Air Force.

He is a 1988 graduate of Burnet High School, Texas.

Holiday Hop is Slated December 27

December 20, 1968

A Holiday Hop has been planned for December 27 at the Parish Hall. Singles and couples from high school through college age are invited.

There will be no admission charge.

Refreshments will be served.

Kittens Split

December 22, 1978

The Blanco Junior High Kittens split a pair of basketball games with visiting Dripping Springs Monday, the eighth grade pulling out a 19-15 triumph and the seventh grade dropping a 26-8 decision.

Coach Ann Beckham was able to clear the bench and let everyone play as the eighth graders dominated the backboard and the basket, pulling up a 15-7 lead after three periods. Vicky Coffee led the scoring with 11 points and Shellie Bass added eight to head a good tem effort and even their record at 2-2.

Poor passing and a lack of rebounding did the seventh graders in, despite four points by Terri Hester, two apiece for Kim Bindseil and Linda Kay Upshaw.

C of C Meets

December 20, 1968

The Blanco Chamber of Commerce met last Monday night for a special Christmas program under the direction of Miss Pearl Byars, Chamber secretary. Christmas carols were sung by the membership. Mrs. Ira Caswell gave a reading on the meaning of Christmas. Rae Doran, president of the chamber, talked on the young people’s place in the community and Rev. A.R. Wolber spoke of the origin of the Christmas tree and its meaning. Mrs. Dorsey Lee Smith was guest pianist for the carol singing. She also played a solo number, “I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas.”

The business meeting was curtailed to give more time for the evening’s program.

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