30 Years AgoApril 8, 1982
A picture was sent to The News when Don Sloan and James Judkins posed with their catch of fish in 1960. They caught 50 pounds of crappie in 3 hours at Gorman Falls. Harold Johanson, reporter, Cherokee News - Welcome to a new business... Bud Lockhart has opened the old Fina Station and says he does tune-ups and the works. We wish him well.Remember, Saturday, April 10, will be the Bend Street Sale Day.Paul Haines presented the March 30th Lions Club program. Paul narrated a slide presentation entitled "Everything you wanted to know about chewing and dipping but were afraid to ask." Lion President, Keith Shahan announced the upcoming programs: April 6, business meeting; April 13, W.E. Hamilton; April 20, Ray Harvell; and April 27, Doug Hayes.Mrs. Katylee May, Crusade chairman for the local unit of American Cancer Society, announces there will be a bake sale beginning at 8 a.m. Friday, April 9, in front of Harry's Department Store. Proceeds will go to the Crusade fund drive now in progress.
50 Years AgoApril 9 & 12, 1962
City workers started work on the construction of sheds to house city equipment at the City Water Plant yard early this week, James Reavis, city secretary, stated Friday.Mr. and Mrs. Jim C. Clark and son, Gordon Clark, expected to get on their way to Casper, Wyoming for their annual sheep shearing season there, during the weekend. Gordon will be with them for about a month and the Clarks will return home here in July.Oscar V. Ripley, et ux to Jesse Miles, all that certain lot, tract, or parcel of land being out of the O. Wilcox Survey No. 38, in the town of San Saba and being a part of the Cal. Montgomery tract to the town of San Saba.Negotiations were completed the first of April for the sale of Hotel San Saba. Owen Parks and Bert Weatherby sold the hotel to Gene Whitehead of Abilene, Texas.The Cherokee Brotherhood met Monday night for their regular meeting with "ladies night" and a supper. J.M. Gage of San Saba was the speaker. After the meeting everyone enjoyed a song service.
60 Years AgoApril 10, 1952
Mr. George E. Brown will open his new Paymaster Feed Store here Saturday, April 12, in the Estep building east of the Courthouse, San Saba. Mr. Tom Sutton has been employed to help Mr. Brown in the store.It was in March, 1907 that W.C. Smith, fresh out of barber college, began barbering in Richland Springs in partnership with a brother. Forty-five years later he is still in business, a scant 200 feet from his original shop.Little country stores are selling in Super-Market quantities to a deluge of Army troops during Exercise Long Horn, the joint Army and Air Force training maneuver near here.Invitations are being mailed out to the Ex-Students of F.M. Behrens, to attend the eighth Homecoming to be held at Cherokee High School Saturday, May 31st.Dr. and Mrs. Farley have gone to Fort Riley where they will attend the graduation of their son-in-law, Robert J. Strader, as Second Lieutenant from the training school there.