25 Years Ago
Sept. 6, 1984
Sam Oatman, of Llano was recently named by Governor Mark White as district attorney for the 33rd Judicial District replacing Louis Crump of San Saba who resigned the position effective Sept. 1, four months prior to the expiration date of his term.
Construction of the Home Office of Heart O Texas Savings Association is scheduled to begin in February, 1985. The following businesses are relocating so that the 300 block of West Wallace will be razed for the new building. They are: Florese's Jewelry and Furniture Store, Reavis Sporting Goods, Elsie's Beauty Shop, Lone Star Gas Co., Marie's Gift Shop, Caritas and The Man's Store.
The oldest man attending the old Settlers Reunion in San Saba August 26 was 95 year old Mr. George Lewis of Richland Springs. Mrs. Nelma Ashcraft traveled the longest distance from La Mesa, California.
At the Corral Drive-In: Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom starring Harrison Ford.
45 Years Ago
Sept. 3, 1964
Airman Leonard L. Oliver, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest L. Oliver of Cherokee, has completed his U.S. Air Force basic military training at Lackland AFB and has been selected for technical training.
San Saba County Commissioners met in special session Tuesday, when the court appointed Perry Hardin to serve as election judge for the local option election, to take the place of L.P. (Slim) Coburn who was injured in a car accident.
In the Movies: The Beatles in "A Hard Days Night". In the Ads: Bed sheets, $1.66; macaroni, 2 bags for 19 cents.
60 Years Ago
August 31, 1949
On Wednesday August 31, 1949 at 6 p.m. in the home of Justice of the Peace O.C. Summers of San Saba, Tx., performed a Wedding Ceremony between Ralph Lee Reeves (son of Urban Ransom Jordan Reeves and Bertie Bell Hutchison Reeves) and Bonnie Faye Mills (dau. of Charley Odus Mills and Flossie May McCarty Mills), with Mrs. Mills as witness.
75 Years Ago
September 6, 1934
Miss Nell Owen, San Saba High School girl, is thought to be the champion snake killer in this section of the state. While at a tank on the Owen ranch, she discovered a water moccasin nearby and shot it, only to find another one and another one, until 28 had been killed by her and her neighbor, Tom Edmondson.
Mrs. Margaret Daily Miller will reopen her studio September 10. Instructions by appointment in music, piano, harmony, ear training, dramatic, expression and creative stage work.
At The Movies: Joan Crawford in "Sadie McKee." In The Ads: Spuds, 10 lbs. 22 cents; Hershey's Cocoa, 1 lb. 35 cents; coffee, fresh ground, 2 lbs. 33 cents.
100 Years Ago
September 2, 1909
Misses Carol and Lois Rylander went to Brownwood last week to accept positions with the telephone companies there.
J.A. McEachern, a resident of Louisiana and who has been doing business in this county this summer, was in town Monday closing up his business here preparatory to starting back to school next week. His brother, J.N. McEachern of the Shiloh community, will accompany him to the railroad.
John Kelley returned last Thursday from a visit to the old homestead in Virginia. It was a most pleasant trip, he says, and the Old Dominion home looked good after an absence of some 40 years. Mr. Kelley came back by St. Louis and purchased an immense stock of first class dry goods for the Kelley Dry Goods Co.'s fall trade.
Dennis Sullivan wants to buy all your hay.
Miss Alice Seiders returned Tuesday from Taylor where she had spent the summer. She will take up her music class Monday with the opening of school.
Best 8 oz. cotton sack duck, 10 cents a yard. Kelley Dry Goods Co.