40 Years Ago
September 3, 1970
Andy Broyles, Cherokee 4-H member, showed the Reserve Grand Champion steer at the summer show held on the Little League Field Saturday night, Aug. 22. Broyles' steer was an 801 pound Angus steer and was bred by Cecil Bowden at Cherokee.
San Saba County received a "Good Citizenship County" certificate signifying the achievement of an outstanding voter registration program.
Roy DeViney has purchased the Corral Drive-In Theatre here from Mitchell Theaters of Ennis, and he and his wife will be the manages, DeViney announced this week.
A total of eight students began classes in San Saba Memorial Hospital School of Vocational Nursing, on Monday, Aug. 31, Mrs. Nancy Rawls, RN, instructor, has announced. Students include Mrs. Linda Forehand of Lometa, Mrs. Wanda Netherton, Mrs. Winnell Sears, Mrs. Pam Stewart, Mrs. Pearly Watson, Mrs. Peggy Williams, Mrs. Catherine Vaughn and Miss Julia Villisana, all of San Saba.
Ford dealers will introduce the frisky new little car, Pinto, on September 11. Pinto kicks up its heels with twin engines, a 1600-cc base power plant and a 2000-cc option.
If you want to drink...that's your business. If you want to quit...that's our business. ALCOHOLIC ANONYMOUS Meetings, Monday at 8 p.m.
50 Years Ago
September 8, 1960
O.B. Harkey brought the first open pecans to the News office Wednesday, Sept. 7, for the season. The pecans were native from his farm at Harkeyville.
Members of the 1893 Club will hold their third annual meeting at Mill Pond Park here at 5 p.m. today, Thursday, Sept.8, when they will have a picnic supper according to Sherman Russell, president of the club. Last year a total of 34 people attended the supper and more are expected this year. If either one of a couple was born in the year 1893, the couple is eligible for membership in the club.
The field house at Rogan Field was broken into last Saturday night, Sept. 2, and ten of the new playing jerseys were taken, Supt. J.L. Akridge stated this week.
The Post Office and U.S. Agriculture Departments cooperatively will begin distributing 1960 Acreage Survey Cards starting Sept. 14. These reports, directly from farmers, are the basis for official estimates for Texas acreage of all crops harvested in 1960.
100 Years Ago
September 8, 1910
W.V. Dean went to Austin the first of the week. He took the court house bonds to submit them to the Attorney General for his inspection and approval.
K. Davenport was in San Saba last Friday. He is making the rounds to get the statistics of cotton ginned to September 1.
The board of examiners for teachers' certificates was in session Friday and Saturday and granted certificates to Robt. E. Lee, W.B. McCutcheon, C.H. Mc-Cutcheon, Paul Brown and Edward Robbins.
T.W. Maxwell was in from the Sloan community Wednesday. He reports a good rain Tuesday morning. Mr. Maxwell also helps to confirm what the news has been preaching, that San Saba county farmers are making lots of corn.
The following gins reported the following record of bales ginned to close of business Tuesday night: Farmer's Union gin 189, Farmer's Gin 157, Locker at Richland 110, J.M. Mauldin 51, Harkeyville 115. The gins are coming to the time where they are running full time.