60 Years Ago
February 19, 1953
Charles Little, owner of the Ben Franklin store, has announced a three-day Grand Re-opening event this week, during which the public will be invited to inspect improvements recently completed at the store. The entire store has been remodeled for "self-service".
Mr. and Mrs. Moody E. Henniger of Bend community held open house at their home Sunday, Feb. 15, from 1 to 5p.m. in observance of their silver wedding anniversary.
Construction of the farm-to-market road from Colony to Bend has been underway since Feb. 9, the work being confined to clearing the right of way. A bull-dozer is being used to push down trees and cut down embankments.
The San Saba Junior Chamber of Commerce was voted out of existence by its membership Thursday night of last week, and the new oganization is to be known as San Saba County Chamber of Commerce. Bubba Walker, incumbent President of the Jaycees, was elected to head the new organization. Jimmy Knowles was named Vice-President and Clay Kuykendall, Treasurer.
James Gray, Lewis Gray, John Thaxton, Ernest Tischulger and Jack Barker are the first to install television in Cherokee.
80 Years Ago
February 16, 1933
John Patterson, Jr. has a position with Parks Confectionary Shop.
The Tuesday Bridge Club was entertained when Mrs. Burrel Park was hostess at her home on West Commerce Street. After six games were played, Mrs. Lynn Ward was given trophy for high score.
Those enjoying this affair were Mesdames C.C. Ashley, S.L. Kirk, George Hopkins, Lynn Ward, Worth Nance, Bill Wilkerson, A.B. Puckett, and Miss Julia Callahan.
J.N. Alexander of Bend was a business visitor here Monday.
A large golden eagle measuring seven feet and one inch from tip to tip was captured by R.N. Manley of the Powell-Manley ranch south of here the past week, and seems to have solved the problem for the time being of the disappearance of a large number of lambs from ranches in the southern part of the county. A large trap set near a recently killed lamb was the means used in catching the bird.