Mayor Harry Shapiro signed a Proclamation on the third day of December designating the week of December 3-9 as Beef Week in Texas.Ward Ellis Jr., San Saba Justice of the Peace, tried 17 cases in his court during the month of November. Fines and court costs totaled $393.50 for the month.The San Saba County Singing Convention will be in concert at the Pecan Grove Baptist Church on Sunday Dec. 10 from 2 p.m. to about 4 p.m. Mrs. Jack Ford, secretary, of Richland Springs, extends a special invitation to all.The yard of Mr. and Mrs. B.J. Morrison at 10502 W. Commerce, received the "Yard of the Month" plaque for December from the San Saba Garden Club.Mrs. Vann Maddox, Cherokee Reporter, reports that the Western Party was a success, many thanks to all the ones that helped put on the program from Cherokee. It seems we have some real talent, hope there weren't any scouts from Holly wood there as we'd hate to lose anyone.
69 Years AgoDecember 10, 1942
Private Mason Ellis, who has been in training about two and one-half months, has rated as rifle expert in rifle range practice recently, scoring the highest in his squadron at Camp Luna, Las Vegas, NM.Miss May Edmondson has leased her 180-acre Pecan Grove farm to the J. Floyd Olivers for three years. They have already moved on it. Miss Edmondson leaves this week for Freer, Texas, to visit a sister and may later get into some form of defense work.Paul Golding, in the U.S. Air Corps, was home from Goodfellow Field, San Angelo, for the weekend.The Ward L. McKees are moving from the Sarah J. Smith place on Route 1 to his own 115 acre farm, 3 miles north of San Saba on the pavement, which he purchased from the J.L. Murrays last February. Ward goes in for turkey raising on a sizable scale and has about 400 broad-breast turkey hens and 50 toms.
100 Years AgoDecember 7, 1911
Miss Daisy Rogers, who is an assistant teacher in the Bowser school, came home Friday afternoon to see the home folks. She returned home Sunday.Mr. and Mrs. C.T. Jones have moved from West End to the new C.F. Henry cottage.W.H. Stump, a prominent merchant of Richland Springs, was in San Saba on business Monday.Students of the Cherokee Junior College continue to work. All are progressing nicely, Misses Armour and Jewel Brazil and Miss Millican of Bend entered school recently.Tom Burleson, the former able editor of the Eye-Witness, but who decided some months since to give up his seat on the tripod for one on a cultivator, and thus better his condition, this week begins work "down on the farm".