25 Years Ago
January 16, 1986
During a Public Meeting on Friday, January 10, called by San Saba County Commissioner, approximately 165 city and county residents, including commissioners, members of the City Council, hospital employees and staff members, and officers of San Saba National Bank met in the district Courtroom to discuss the fate of San Saba Hospital which at present is owned by San Saba National Bank.
Last week a man who had found a San Saba High School class ring contacted the school to see who the initials belonged to. It turned out to be Bo Phillips ring that had been lost seventeen years earlier.
EMS charges for ambulance runs is $50 plus $1.50 per mile one way.
Officers for San Saba County Retired Teachers Ass'n. for 1986-88 were elected at a meeting on Monday, January 13th. The officers are: President, Mrs. Christine Parks; Vice-President, Irene Pearce; Secretary, Bonnie Colburn; Treasurer, Dorothy Baker; Reporters, Wardene Broyles and Kay McKee.
The Sloan Cemetery has been organized into an association with Dennis Hardman, president and Joe Ellis, Jr. as secretary and treasurer.
55 Years Ago
January 12, 1956
Lee Gabriel, internationally known illusionist, and Helene, feminine star of his show, will be featured in a 2-hour program in the San Saba School gymnasium, Saturday, under the auspices of the Park Club.
Warden Terry, newly elected president of the San Saba County Chamber of Commerce, will assume his new duties Monday at a called meeting of the board of directors.
Drouth-weary San Saba county farmers and ranchers are awaiting federal re-designation of the county as a drouth emergency area to clear the way for purchase of drouth emergency feed for their livestock.
At the regular meeting of the Cherokee 4-H Club girls on January 4, Leta Ann Thaxton was awarded a covered pie pan from the Foley Company for her foods record.
In the Ads: Saucepan set, 63 cents; Modern Lamps, $2.63; Ironing pad and cover, 66 cents.
At the Movies: "Mister Roberts", starring Henry Fonda, James Cagney, William Powell, Jack Lemmon.
80 Years Ago
January 8, 1931
Mrs. Kate Wallace, formerly in the restaurant business here for many years, has leased the McCaskill building and will reopen a cafe here at an early date.
Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Estep and family turned over a new leaf on the first of the year and moved to the farm near Cherokee. Mr. Estep has been in the furniture business and second hand goods for the past five years.
The Dickerson Variety Store has moved into the building formerly occupied by the Morris-Mosley Company. Mr. and Mrs. Dickerson made this move to enable them to carry a larger stock and be more conveniently accessible to the shoppers.
This week marks the beginning of the County Health Survey of the school children of San Saba County, which has been planned and will be sponsored by the County Council of Parent-Teachers' Associations, working in cooperation with the school officials of the various districts throughout the county.
Buck Gray, pioneer ranchman of Cherokee, was here on business Tuesday.