One of the most important yearly activities of the lodge was the strict observance of Public School Week. The minutes confirm that lapel ribbons were required to be worn by the membership attending meetings. The ribbons read "I HAVE VISITED THE SCHOOLS' or "I HAVE NOT VISITED THE SCHOOLS." Every year the minutes reflect the many school related activities prior to the arrival of Public School Week. The effort of supporting public education would not only continue through the years but grow stronger and remain a tradition.
The 1960s began with an ominous note as another trial was held 10 March 1960. D.M. was charged with cattle theft and is the only known Mason to be expelled for unmasoic conduct by the lodge. He also would be sentenced to the state penitentiary. This was a sad story as economic conditions from the drought had tempted this man to steal food for his family.
Cemetery lots were also owned by the lodge. The minutes do not mention if any member was ever buried in them or the circumstances by which they were acquired. There is no evidence concerning the exact location of them. However, by 1973, they were donated to the cemetery association. The correct cemetery and association remain a mystery.
The 1960s also brought about the gradual decline in Masonic interests. The Order of DeMolay Chapter No. 2082 had already faded in 1954, after only two years of existence. The San Saba York Rite bodies also failed. On 7 July 1961, both the chapter & council officially merged with the Brady bodies on 9 July 1965. The last recorded meeting of the Rainbow Girls was held 3 June 1968. By 1969, the lodge had a total membership of 188. This decline correlates directly to the drop in population of the county to a low of 5,540