30 year ago August 19, 1982Natalie Scott, daughter of Mark and Kay Lynn Scott of San Saba, returned home last week after taking several honors in the World Our Little Miss Pageant held in the Tropicana Hotel in Las Vegas.The City Park in Llano was the setting for the Third Annual Black Powder Shoot this past weekend. Participants from San Saba were James Fulton and David Stewart.Cherokee has a Pitt Shoot (trap shoot only) coming up Sunday, August 22nd at 1p.m. It's for a good cause - to help the Cherokee Children's Home.The members of the Ladies Golf Association met at 9a.m. on Thursday, August 11th, for a game of low net. In first place was Frances Hill; second place, Annie Mae McCarty; and third place, Jo Anne Hardy. Dorothy Sterner and Bess Patterson tied for fourth. Also playing were Wanda Wharton and Wallace Parks.Mrs. Pearl Cantrell of Richland springs, visited her daughter and family, Mr. and Mrs. Billy Ray Eden, of San Saba. Another visitor there was Billy Howard Alan of Arlington.At the Corral Drive-In, Hanky Panky staring Gene Wilder and Gilda Radner.50 years agoAugust 13, 1962Stephen Faught was entertained on his fourth birthday July 26th with a lawn party at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Elton Faught, from 9:30 to 11:00a.m. Stephen's sister, Debbie helped with the celebration.Those present were Terri Phillips, Jayme Linn, Charles Edward Miffleton, Adriane McIntosh, Lisa Gatliff, Mike Miles, Cindy Akridge, Sherry Ellis, Dale Burnham, Wayne Womack, Keeney McCarty, Kim Poe, Martha Leigh Miller, Sue Johnson and Sheri Brown.Ward (Good) Ellis Jr. of San Saba was visiting the Sloan community and selling Morman Minerals Friday afternoon.Fires have gotten to be a monotony the past two week in the Sloan area. Most of the grass fires have been on the upper draws of Wallace Creek, on the Gene Nored and W.F. Taylor ranches. The precinct fire fighting truck with Joe Ragsdale and Don Woodruff as operators has been doing a fine job of putting out the grass fires.The San Saba County Commissioners' Court accepted the application of Mrs. Wade (Willie Belle) Ledbetter to serve the unexpired term of County Treasurer Ray Harris who resigned August 15th.100 years agoAugust 15, 1912The first bale of cotton ginned in San Saba for 1912 was turned out by the farmers' union gin Monday afternoon. It was ginned for J.L. Peterson, who brought the seed cotton to town one day last week. The bale weighed 547 lbs. and was bought by A.J. Gatlin at 13 cents a pound.City Marshall, R.J. Mauldin, made an official trip to Fort Worth and Dallas last week.Miss Nannie Taylor has a position in the store of T.C. Henry, taking the place of Miss Sarah Johnson while she is on her vacation.N.B. Stump and wife have rooms at the residence of Mrs. V.H. Bailey and will live in town until time for the opening of the Hall public school, which Mr. Stump will teach the coming winter.J.G. Dismuke,our efficient county surveyor, passed through Sloan the first of the week enroute to do a job of surveying.