25 Years Ago
October 11, 1984
U.S. Representative Phil Gramm, the co-author of President Reagan's recovery program in Congress and now a candidate for U.S. Senate, has appointed Mrs. Louise Tharp, of Cherokee, to be his San Saba County Campaign Chairman.
Gov. Mark White has proclaimed October 7-13 as Texas Railroad Grade Crossing Safety Week in a joint effort with the railroads of Texas, public officials, and Texas Safety Association to reduce deaths and injuries occurring at grade crossings in the state.
Fifty-nine out of sixty-one entries received in this weeks Football Contest incorrectly picked the L.A. Raiders over the Denver Broncos. The three winners are: 1st James Reavis; 2nd Diane Gonzales; 3rd Jody Whitley.
The Central Texas WIFE Chapter will have a get acquainted meeting for the new County Extension Agents, Billy Kniffen and Janet Blumley, Thursday Oct. 4 from 7:30-8:30 p.m. in the McCulloch Electric Building in Richland Springs.
50 Years Ago
October 8, 1959
According to Clovis Letbetter, county clerk, a new law will go into effect on Oct. 15th. All minors must apply three days in advance of receiving a marriage license. They also must have parents permission.
Ward (Goob) Ellis Jr. had only four cases brought before him since Oct. 1 to Oct. 6. Three of the cases were for disturbing the peace; the other was swindling with worthless checks. Fines totaled $94.
Preston Robinson won all first places and the Grand Championship with his sheep dog, Imported Roy, at the American International Grand Championship Sheep Dog Trials held Sept. 23 and 24 at Clarence, Iowa.
Mr. and Mrs. J.E. Rome and children of Pasadena, accompanied by Mrs. Rome's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Scott and Dardon of Bend, left Thursday, Oct. 1 for Los Angeles to attend the World Series.
At the Corral Drive-In Theatre-The BIG Circus starring Victor Mature, Red Buttons, Rhonda Fleming and co-starring Kathryn Grant, Vincent Price, Peter Lorre, David Nelson and Gilbert Roland. Guest star Steve Allen.
100 Years Ago
October 7, 1909
The San Saba meat market changed hands last week, Messrs. Carroll and Dickerson selling to Messrs. Hartley and Watson of Cherokee.
J.C. Campbell & Co. will pay $5 cash to the person making the largest bill in their store next Saturday, Oct. 9.
J.W. Isham, Ed Rainey and Will Smith of the Harkeyville section are seeing the sights at the San Angelo Fair this week.
A letter from our old friend J.J. Boger from near Holt says that he was a member of the 13th Miss. Regiment which took part in the battle of Spotsylvania Court House. He is proud that he is a "Johnnie Reb" and had a part in that famous battle.
At the close of the first month of the school term there were enrolled in school 318 pupils, with an average attendance of 282. Above all, parents should see that their children above the fifth grade stay at home of nights and study a certain amount. Nothing will take the place of the watchful care of parents over their children's work.