25 Years Ago
June 7, 1984
Larry Letbetter, Vocational Agriculture Teacher in San Saba High School for eighteen years, was named principal of the school at a special meeting of the San Saba ISD Board of Trustees on May 29. He will take over his new position August 1.
A county wide prayer service sponsored by the San Saba Ministerial Alliance will be held Sunday June 10 at the First Baptist Church at 7:00 p.m. The prayer service will be for the drought situation in the area and other needs of the community.
The triplets born in San Saba Memorial Hospital and transferred to Scott and White in Temple are expected to remain there for 6 weeks to two months longer. Their names are Joshuha, Jonathon and Jacob. Rev. Margarita and his wife have four other children, Jonah, Deborah, Orfa and Eunice.
Carolyn McDowell hosted the Bend-Chappel TEHA club when it met on May 24. The hostess served refreshments to Jackie Howell, Mildred Patterson, Mayce Howell, Annie Belle Brown, Fannie Crawford, Gladys Marley, Margie McDowell, and Alice Reese. President Mayce Howell presided and Jackie Howell presented the program.
50 Years Ago
June 11, 1959
Weldon Harrell of Colony won a trophy for youngest handler at the American International Championship Sheep Dog Trials held at Georgetown June 5 and 6.
The 15th annual reunion of F.M. Behrns ex-students will be held Saturday, June 13 at The Cherokee High School building, announced Allen Walker, president of the association. Prof. F.M. Behrns established the West Texas Normal and Business College at Cherokee in 1889. Prof. Behrns was born in Llano on Oct. 9, 1863 and died June 10, 1942.
The San Saba County Singing Convention will meet Sunday, June 14 at Shiloh, announced Mrs. Jack Ford, Secretary.
Three 4-H judging teams will be competing in state judging contests this week at the San Angelo College. The soils judging team is composed of Dwight Harkey, Deanie Bagley, Gordon Hall and Mike Williams. Members of the Junior team will be Jimmy Shook, Jerry Oliver, Nancy Kidd and Mike Edmondson. The Senior team will be composed of Dwight Harkey, Deanie Bagley, Gordon Hall and Jan Huffstetler.
At the Corral Drive-In-Walt Disney's THE SHAGGY DOG starring Fred MacMurray and Jean Hagen.
80 Years Ago
June 6, 1929
Hon. G.A. Walters and family are returning from Mexia where they have been for the past few years, to their old home at San Saba. They expect to be located here within the next few days. Judge Walters is one of the best known attorneys in this part of the State and he and his excellent family will receive a hearty welcome.
Only one car load of muscle shells is expected to be shipped from San Saba this season on account of the high waters and general disturbance of the river. These shells are sold for the manufacture of pearl buttons and shipped from here to a button manufacturing business at Iola, Kansas.
At the Smith Whippet Company opening Saturday, Poochie Parks, A.L. Coy, Mrs. O.B. Mosely, J.D. Eiler of San Saba and Oscar Cantwell of Mercury were winners of $25.00 purchase tickets on the Whippet car. G.W. Jennings of Cherokee won the $100.00 Willys-Knight purchase ticket.
Miss Alice Perry and Prof. Rutherford Damron left Saturday for their homes at Indian Creek and Brownwood after teaching at Cherokee the past year.