30 Years Ago
June 17, 1982
The Elm Grove Riding club will sponsor a horseshow and playday Saturday, June 26. Books will open at 8:00 a.m. and halter classes will begin at 9:00 a.m. Performance events will include Western Pleasure, Clover Leaf Barrels, Quarter Horse Poles, Flags, Trails and Western Riding.
Cindy Harvell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William R. Harvell of San Saba, an outstanding San Saba County 4-H member, recently received a four-year, $6,000 scholarship from the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo.
Tana Burnham, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Behrens and Mrs. and Mrs. Teddy Burnham, has been named rodeo queen for the 44th Annual San Saba P.R.C.A. Rodeo.
"Odds and Evens" was played by the ladies meeting Thursday, June 10 to play golf. The team of Wallace Parks and Frances Hill tied with Dean Kirk and Jymmie Linzey for first place. Dorothy Sterner and Gladys Stewart tied with Patsy Shahan and Annie Mae McCarty for second place. Other ladies playing were Jeanette Askey and Bess Patterson.
Kay McKee is working at the San Saba News & Star on Mondays and Fridays.
69 Years Ago
June 17, 1943
Miss Jackie Spurlock, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Spurlock, of Richland Springs was declared winner in the spirited popularity contest for Queen of the 1943 San Saba Rodeo and War Bond Rally.
E.E. Flagg, well known citizen and real estate dealer of San Saba, was sworn in recently as the new mayor of San Saba. He will fill the unexpired term of C.W. Kuykendall who resigned that post after accepting a directorship on the board of the Lower Colorado River Authority. The appointment was made by City Commissioners H.O. Timmons and L.C. Ward.
U.S. Marine Sgt. Charles Bailey Locker arrived home from Santa Anna, California, Tuesday afternoon on a ten-day furlough, bringing with him a brand new bride, Miss Irene Moore of Dallas. Son of Mr. and Mrs. C.M. Locker of Spring Creek community, Charles entered the Marine Corps two years ago this August, spent three months in Hawaii, two months in Guadalcanal in the Solomons, one month in New Caledonia and the rest of the time "traveling." He is an aviation mechanic.
100 Years Ago
June 13, 1912
A.P. Barnes of the Rough Creek settlement was in town Monday. He reports the grasshoppers doing considerable damage in that part of the county.
Ernest Kirkpatrick, wife and their little girl and Miss Mamie Kirkpatrick arrived from Brownwood Friday and will spend some two to four weeks camping and fishing on the river near N.R. Baxter's. Others from Brownwood are expected to arrive this week.
J.E. Odiorne, A.E. Moore and W.A. Ashley made a trip in the former's car Sunday taking them by way of Pontotoc, Valley Spgs. and back by Llano and Cherokee. They report the drouth hurting badly in most of the sections passed through.
The decoration services of the Woodmen of the World and the Woodmen Circle were held Sunday afternoon at the Odd Fellows' cemetery in the presence of an immense crowd of people. The Woodmen marched from their camp to the cemetery and the Circle joining them at the entrance. The march from the camp was led by the San Saba concert band.