60 Years Ago July 31, 1952
Descendants of the late J.E. Sessom held their annual reunion at Bunk's Camp of Inks Lake, Saturday and Sunday, July 12th-13th. There were 47 family members present.Mr. and Mrs. W.G. Kirkpatrick have let the contract for a modern ranch home on their ranch southeast of San Saba. The Sullivan Lumber Company have the contract for the material and Will Franklin will do the work.The city of San Saba had their crew of workmen busy for the past several days installing the stakes for 126 parking meters which will be ready for service on Friday, August 1st.Mr. S.G. Boynton announced this week that he had received word that Friday a crew would be here to install the recently purchased scoreboard at Rogan Field. The Journalism class of San Saba High School purchased the scoreboard last year.Charlie Chrane, Hoyett Browning and Dale Bagley will go to Fort Worth August 4th through the 8th to attend a coaching school. Dutch Myers of TCU will be the Coach at the school.
69 Years AgoAugust 5, 1943
Due to shortage of newsprint paper supplies our daily newspapers agency will not be able to supply the local drug stores with copies of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram and other dailies such as the San Angelo Standard-Times, the Austin American Statesman and San Antonio Light for the present.Mary Altie Taylor, four-month old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Desel Taylor of Chappel, came in to The News office to see us Wednesday to tell us she weighed 17 pounds, has blue eyes, blonde hair like her mother and a sunny disposition.Sgt. C.M. Coffey, son of Mrs. Edith Coffey of Richland Springs, has been home on a 40 day leave. He has taken part in many battles in Guadacanal and Solomon Islands. He returned to the naval base at San Diego Wednesday.Manager Artie Kempf of the Palace Theatre announces a special "Scrap Metal" Show for this Saturday morning at 10:00, when admission is by three pounds of scrap metal or one pound of copper or brass. The show will be a swell one, "Call out the Marines", featuring Victor McLaglen and Edmund Lowel. Every pound of metal brought in to the Palace will be turned over to the Army Scrap Collection.
80 Years AgoAugust 4, 1932
The farmers of the Live Oak community are now in the progress of several meetings arranged for night school work. Such subjects are terracing, feeding hogs, cheapest way of feeding turkeys, and money value of corn fed through the different kinds of Livestock are the chief topics for discussion. The local chapter of the Future Farmers of America boys held an encampment at the Harkeyville school house July 30th and 31st. The Cherokee boys were guests. Several athletic contests were held with the Cherokee boys getting the edge on the local boys. That evening a barbeque was given to the local people of Harkeyville. The Harkeyville string orchestra furnished music. Amos Crouch of Richland Springs gave a talk.Judge W.N. Ellis of Brady visited a while Sunday afternoon with his brothers, Bob and Dick, in the Sloan community. The Priscilla Club met with Mrs. R.J. Powell at her home on West Dry St. Wednesday. Quilt piecing and crocheting were diversions of the afternoon. Those present were Mmes. H.B. Mann, S.E. Kelley, W.A. Smith, Harry Hopkins, H.H. Taylor, Ella Dubose and Mrs. G.A. Walters.