25 Years Ago
August 15, 1985
Brady Johnson, a 1978 graduate of San Saba High School has opened a Dry Cleaning Service in San Saba located at 107 N. Clear behind the old Ranchman's Tower Hotel.
The American Legion Post #27 recently named officers to serve during 1985-86. These include Darel Terry, Commander; Lonnie Judkins, Vice Commander; Roy Edmondson, Post Adjutant; John Berkley, Sgt. at Arms; and Barney Sullivan, Chaplain.
Last week a grass fire started from the Richland Springs dump ground. It burned some pastures out that way. Two of the San Saba fire trucks were called out to help put out the fire. Several volunteers were of good help.
A Texas Historical Marker for the Valley Springs Primitive Baptist Church will be unveiled Sunday, Aug. 18 at 2:30 p.m. at the church, which is located just off State Hwy. 71, nine miles northwest of Llano.
Circle D's Restaurant and Catering Service will re-open August 20th after remodeling to better serve you!
Interested Cherokee citizens held a meeting Thursday, August 8 to organize a Volunteer Fire Department. Officers elected were: James T. Robbins, president; Al Broyles, secretary-treasurer; Leroy Slaughter, fire chief; W.C. Gauny, assistant fire chief; Lester Duncan, chaplain; and Don Henderson, assistant chaplain.
50 Years Ago
August 11, 1960
Harry Shapiro, president of the San Saba Industrial Association, received information that the Patty's of Texas garment factory will be installed in the Amthor building in the hotel block. Amthor has had the building painted and ready for the installation of the garment factory.
Preparations are underway for the 102nd annual Methodist Camp Meeting at the tabernacle located on Cherokee creek near Chappel.
J. Laurence Hamrick won HAmana, the frozen hog, in the Amana Freezer contest sponsored by San Saba Hardware. The frozen hog weighed 149 pounds, according to Jimmy Ward. Hamrick's estimate was 140 lbs. and 14 ounces.
Lt. Col. Morris S. Kelley, son-in-law of Mr. and Mrs. Laurence Hamrick, will retire from the military and the position of U.S. Army advisor of the 3rd Rocket Howitzer Battalion, 132nd Artillery, 49th Armored Division, Texas National Guard, Sept. 30. Kelley served in Africa and Europe in WWII. He had two tours of duty in Korea in between two tours in Germany.
At the Corral Drive-In Theatre - James Cagney as Admiral Halsey in THE GALLANT HOURS.
80 Years Ago
August 14, 1930
R.E. Pierce of the Shiloh community marketed some of the biggest melons ever shown here, on an average they weighed around sixty pounds and over. He grows the Wilhite and Dale varieties.
Porter Pearcy went to the Fort Worth market the past week with two loads of calves for the Sloan sisters.
Last Saturday at 3 o'clock a large delegation from the various communities throughout the county gathered in the district court room to organize a "Ma Ferguson for Governor" Club. Mrs. W.D. Cowan was elected chairman and Bill Millican, of the Bend, secretary.
In the election held at Lakeview Saturday to decide whether the school tax should be raised from 75 cents to $1.00, twenty-nine votes were cast. There were 24 votes for the tax raise and five against it.
Enjoy the Fair with a clear conscience. Pay your bills first. Retail Merchants Association.
Entire Lot of $1.95 Wash Dresses - Fair Special $1.59 each; 2 dresses for $2.98 at Morris-Mosley Company.