30 Years Ago
December 23, 1982
I have tried to be a good boy.
Please may I have a watch and parts for my bike?
Joe Pete Smith
I have tried to be good. Please bring me a baton, a doll in a basket, some little furniture, and a ring. Don't forget my little brother, Winston and sister, Nicole.
I love you,
I have been a good boy this year. Would you please bring me a new tractor and some fast cars?
Richland Springs, Tex.
I want a bike with brakes on the handles.
I want a back-pack and a three wheeler. My brother, Mark, wants a diesel with pipes.
2nd Grade, Cherokee
50 Years Ago
December 20, 1962
Mr. and Mrs. Doc Chapman purchased the drug store from Calvin Bush in Richland Springs during the weekend. The plan to re-stock the store and they stated that Mrs. Pearl Cantrell will assist them with the business.
Mrs. Vivian Handy completed her 20 years of services with the Lower Colorado River Authority here on Dec. 7th, and was awarded at the annual LCRA Christmas Party for employees at Municipal Auditorium in Austin, Saturday night, Dec. 15th.
Although the pecan crop is very light in the county and over the nation this season, the quality of the nuts is better than usual, R.B. Bagley, one of the largest buyers in the area, stated Monday.
Construction on the San Saba county livestock showbarn is progressing very satisfactorily, according to H.B. Clark, Jr. of Ragsdale Builders Supply, the contractor furnishing materials for the building.
Please bring me a Bazooka for Christmas. My brother would like a play school work bench.
70 Years Ago
December 24, 1942
The Wilmer Donahoo family from Locker were in San Saba Saturday, taking the News editor a turkey.
Wednesday night the public school at Sloan will render a program and have a Christmas tree.
Before long, everyone will be wanting to obtain War Ration Book No. 2, which will be used with Book No. 1 as rationing of other commodities becomes necessary.
NOTICE - The Department of Health has notified the health officer to inform the public to continue boiling their drinking water until further notice.
––Drs. Farley and Felts
Bend News by W.J. Millican reports -
We hope while they are rationing all other commodities they will concentrate on the liquor. They limit gas and many other items; why not the drinking as a celebration of Christ's birthday; why besmear it with drunkenness?
Ed: -Mrs. Cowan believes that Uncle Sam should make the entire world dry.