10 years ago
On Friday, January 30, Patty Polasek Foster was honored for her 40 years of service at Dairy Queen. The Dairy Queen family and customers from near and far helped make it a joyous occasion. Those pictured left to right are, standing: Albert Marek, Janice Love, RD Polasek, Patty Foster, Joyce Grahmann, Emma Talamantez and Leona Helm; sitting: Nora Peña.
Pleasanton powerlifter, Vanessa Rutherford finished in second place in her respective weight class. The Pleasanton varsity girls finished in second place overall at the Pleasanton meet on Saturday.
20 years ago
Point guard Lisa Castillo (23) kept the Pleasanton Eaglettes in the game Friday night with shots like this one. Here she fires a three-point goal from the right corner in Friday’s game with the Floresville Jaguars.
Finalists for the 1999 Poteet Strawberry Festival were announced Sunday, Jan. 31. They are, sitting, l-r: Randi Starnes, Wendy Crouch, Missy White, Shashaun Korzekwa, Jessica Gonzales; standing: Josh Annett, Rene Martinez, Adrian Garza, Chris Tondre and Steven Davila.
30 years ago
Teachers take a “Bite Out of Crime” – Suzanne Young, youth coordinator from the Texans War on Drugs gave a presentation to teachers from Leming, Campbellton and Pleasanton primary schools on the use of the McGruff puppets. In attendance at the Monday, January 23, program were Pleasanton teachers, seated in front, Denise Petter, Leigh Anderson, Jan Meyer, Janet Richardson and Liz Royal. Standing in the back are Gail Dillard, Elaine Briggs, Janis Schroeder, Kay Kopp, Debbie Mills, Lanell Kolb, Lynn Dowdy, Brenda Samson, Gloria Clyburn, Cecelia Early, Brenda Lee, Marjorie Smith, Caroline Perez and Mary Franklin. Leming and Campbellton teachers were unavailable for the picture.
National Hat Day – Employees of Retama Manor South celebrated National Hat Day by creating hats for individual residents to fit personalities. Seated in front is LaLa Bazan; seated front row: Theresa Ploch, Polly Arnold, Allene LaBauve, Elizabeth Fred, Margaret Brister, Maria Lopez; back row: Edward Marek, Kate Gill, Anita Alvarado, May Gerber, Emily Bigham, Veronica Spacek, Rosalie Smith, Goswin Voight, Mark Kosub and George Sharp. Creative winners were Suzy Shearrer, Tammy, Judy Martinez and Mary Rodriguez.
40 years ago
Pam Bomar, junior post girl for the Eaglettes, had her best game of the season last Thursday night against South San West. She hit 11 points and grabbed 15 rebounds. Pam, who comes off the bench and always does an excellent job, is pictured above hitting two points, and (right) minutes later being slammed to the floor hustling for a loose ball.
Richard Porter (not pictured) and Marvin Akers (left) of the Atascosa Peanut Co. donated this prize to the Poteet Aggie Band to raise funds for new uniforms. Receiving the exotic 1193-lb. steer are, Drum Major Lu Ann Walker and Band President Adolph Cantu. This steer placed 5th in the Atascosa Livestock show and was shown by Vickie Boatwright of the Somerset FFA.
50 years ago
To the Big Show – Pleasanton FFA boys left Tuesday with the animals they are entering in the San Antonio Stock show opening this weekend. Left to right are Randy Smith, with his crossbred; Bill Magnum with his Charolais; Stanley Rakowitz and his crossbred; David Rakowitz and his Charolais. Mangum’s steer will be judged in the carcass division while the other three entries will be competing on foot in the steer classes.
60 years ago
Rodney (Red) Hayden, co-captain of the Pleasanton Eagle football team in 1958, has signified his intention to enroll at Southwest Texas State college in San Marcos next fall.
R.W. Parker football coach at the college, said that Hayden will be a candidate for the Bobcat football squad next fall.
A son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hayden of North Pleasanton, Red is one of the finest linemen ever developed at PHS. The hustling red-head twice was named all-district center in 28AA and lettered three years with the Eagles. He’s also a member of the Eagle basketball team.