10 years ago
Scouts enjoy the sights of New Mexico – Pleasanton Boy Scout Troop 194 went on an adventure backpacking trip in the Mountainside of Philmont, New Mexico. The trip was 10 days. The boys who participated were Matthew Forehand, Justin Leal, Michael Brinkman, Alex post, Derek Lucas, Jimmy Brymer and Josh Pogue. The adults who participated were Bill Meadows, Mike Brinkman, James Forehand and Jonathan Boykin.
20 years ago
Unsung heroes – it’s a fact that if it wasn’t for these young men there would be no football games on Friday nights. These Pleasanton youngsters are the ball boys who work directly with the game officials and switching and handling the footballs during the game. Left to right are Kevin Aniol, Garrett Poth (front), Philip Barta (center back) and Jimmy strange.
30 years ago
Library dedicated – the Jourdanton Community Library was formally dedicated last week. A plaque honoring the first Library board and first librarian, was placed near the entrance. On hand for the ceremonies were, from left, city councilman Tommy Hon; Linda Collins, board member Patsy Schuhart, board president; Dick Prassell, Dorothy Manning; president, Friends of the library; Melba Bowen, Secretary/Treasurer, Friends of the library; and Gertrude Henry, past board member.
40 years ago
Helping Jerry’s Kids- folks from Atascosa County gave over $1,500 this past weekend to help fight Muscular Dystrophy during the Jerry Lewis telethon. Workers pictured at Pleasanton 7-11 headquarters were Billy Scoggins, Grant Sinclair and coordinator Becky Robertson.
50 years ago
Cowboy H-C quilt – Leming Home Demonstration women have just completed a queen size quilt with a remarkably good reproduction of the cowboy homecoming emblem on one side. It is faced with a red bandana print on the other side. This was the club’s first attempt at quilting and they even had to make their own frames. Here are three of the club members who worked on the quilt, left to right or Mrs. Wallace Slomchinski, Mrs. Remson Murray, Jr., and Mrs. Kenneth Shearrer. The entire membership participated as did a few other friends who dropped in to help quilt is on display at Joans.
60 years ago
Cantaloupe? – No… Persion melons… and growing in the late summer! Produce buyer Dan Qualls looks over a fresh picking of melons grown by Paez Gutierrez, right, and his son, Manuel, on the Earl Williams Farm, southeast of Pleasanton. These new melons come in around late August through mid-September. The old standby cantaloupe crop is harvested by July. The price structure has been fluctuating this year. But Gutierrez expects to Market at least 300 bushels per acre from his small patch. He is also bringing in some real good late watermelons.