25 Years Ago
November 15, 1984
The San Saba Ministerial Alliance has set November 20, as the day for the community Thanksgiving Service to be held at St. Mary's Catholic Church at 7 p.m. The service will include an intercongregational choir directed by Ken Ripley, San Saba High School Band director.
'Bo Brady', Peter Reckell, star of the daytime soap, Days of Our Lives, will make two appearances at the Heartland Mall in Early, Saturday, Nov. 17.
Wade Lackey is the new store manager of The Western Auto Store owned by Mr. and Mrs. Dorman Bush. Wade and his wife, Patricia, have both been raised in San Saba. The couple have three children, Laura 18, Alecia 15, and Wesley 11.
The annual Tour of Homes sponsored by the San Saba Garden Club will be held Sunday, December 9, from 2-4 p.m. Homes on the tour include Mr. and Mrs. Keith Shahan, Mr. and Mrs. Norman Smith, Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Sanderson, Mr. and Mrs. Johnnie Oswald, and Mrs. Thelma Wilson.
70 Years Ago
November 9, 1939
Jeff Byrd, for the comfort of his patrons, has installed a new heating unit in his grocery store. Modernistic and beautiful in all respects, the kerosene heater will maintain an even, desired temperature in the very coldest weather.
Occupants of a two-story frame boarding house at 1817 Rusk Avenue were driven out late Friday afternoon when fire gutted the building. Mrs. Jack (Frances Spears) Ellis, owner of the building, believed that defective wiring in the attic caused the fire.
It was a genius for realistic imagination which prompted L. Frank Baum to write "The Wizard of Oz" and it is genius in all-age perfect entertainment that brings it to the motion picture screen to be shown at the Palace here this weekend.
The Helpy-Selfy Laundry, operated by Grover Wallace, has done much to reduce the grudgery of washing. Women are privileged to do their own work at the laundry and furnished convenient, time-saving machinery, water and blueing for a sum equivalent to what the work would cost in their own homes.
100 Years Ago
November 11, 1909
Miss Estelle McRorey of the Chappel community is boarding in town to get advantage of Miss Alice Seiders' music class.
If you are interested in the welfare of San Saba town, then you should be present at the meeting of the Chamber of Commerce Thursday evening.
H.G. Goodrich, mining expert of the Santa Fe railroad from Ardmore, Oklahoma, came Tuesday and Jas. Dofflemyer is showing him the deposits in the different leads and we hope to have a favorable report from him in the near future.
Dr. S.B. Locker and W. E. Hackney, the Locker gin man, were doing business in the county capital Thursday. The Locker gin has turned out 300 bales of cotton.
Dr. and Mrs. W.S. Sanderson and daughters, Misses Carrie and Mary, are at the San Antonio Fair this week.