25 Years Ago
June 6, 1986
Country Charm, a unique gift shop, opened May 27 in San Saba. Owned by Lisa Adams and Cathi Miles and located at 109 W. Wallace, the store offers a large selection of Gold and Silver jewelry as well as new and handmade items for the home.
Andrew (Mose) Kinmon, was presented a plaque and gift by City National Bank Chairman of the Board, Pat Murray, Friday, May 30, for his years of dedicated service to the bank. Mr. Kinmon, age 74, started to work for CNB as custodian on June 1, 1958 and after 28 years of service, put in his last day of work on Saturday, May 31.
Kenneth Golding, Jackie Turner, and Ken Bailey of Golding Motors in San Saba received awards during Ford Motor Company's Quality Care Awards Banquet held at the Dallas Registry Hotel, Saturday, May 31.
The San Saba High School Library received eight "Texas" books donated by Mrs. Catherine Oliver, a former San Saba High School librarian.
Kelli Nicholson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. B.C. McDoniel and the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. M.A. Terry, recently rode her bike 160 miles from Houston to the Capitol Building in Austin to benefit the MS Society. Kelli is a member of The Houston Bikers Club that raised a total of $230,000.000 for MS.
50 Years Ago
June 8, 1961
The Santa Fe freight train was derailed Sunday afternoon, June 4. The accident occurred about seven miles east of Rochelle at the crossing on Highway 190, between Richland Springs and Rochelle. A broken rail is the cause for the accident which toppled seven cars, one being across the highway.
The San Saba County Singing Convention will meet at the Holt community house Sunday, June 11 beginning at 2 p.m., according to the secretary, Mrs. Jack Ford.
Johnny Milnor, the choir director of the San Saba First Baptist Church, will go to Nashville, Tenn. this week to make his first recording under a contract made last summer after winning a nationwide folk singing contest. Milnor also will appear on the "Grand Old Opry" while in Nashville.
Bert McBride shipped some old crop lambs from the Hall Valley country to Fort Worth Tuesday.
At the Corral Drive-In Theatre - "PEPE" - Dan Dailey, Shirley Jones, Maurice Chevauer, Bing Crosby, Michael Callan, Bobby Darin, Sammy Davis, Jr., Jimmy Durante, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Judy Garland, Greer Garson, Ernie Kovacs, Janet Leigh, Jack Lemmon, Jay North, Kim Novak, Donna Reed, Debbie Reynolds, Edward G. Robinson, Frank Sinatra.
100 Years Ago
June 8, 1911
Mr. Sweeney, president of the San Saba Marble Company, was here last week and secured offices for his company. The offices will be in the G.A. Walters building over the San Saba National Bank.
The people of Cherokee are talk- ing a barbecue for the 4th of July. They will meet next Saturday to finally decide on the proposition.
It is said that Roger Halden is the best Rural mail driver in the west, as he knows the names of all the men, women and children on his route.
Messrs. Tom Long and Jimmie Dickison of Rough Creek made a flying trip to San Saba last week. They are talking of going west to grow up with the country, and by the way, they are shaping their business we fear that we are going to lose them.
K. Davenport, was down from his Lakeview farm Friday and reports plenty of honey and garden produce.
R. R. Low, J. T. McConnell and J.E. Carson went to Llano Monday with Frank Lumm in his car. They are seeing the fair and races