50 Years AgoOctober 29, 1962The Elm Grove Community meeting was well-attended Saturday night. We cooked mulligan stew outside and you know any food tastes better cooked and eaten in the good old outdoors. The committee for November will be Mrs. Edith Gossett, Mrs. Edgar Bollinger and C.B. Wood.Sam G. Boynton, President of the San Saba County chapter of the American Cancer Society, was re-elected as one of the directors of District IV at Coleman on October 12. Pecan Brittle(by Mrs. O.B. Harkey)Place 2 cups of pecan halves in single layer, upside down, in buttered pan - or to make pretty, place in muffin tins in a flower design. Melt 2 cups of sugar in iron skillet, remove from heat and add 1/2 teaspoon soda, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla, and 1/4 teaspoon salt.Mix and pour immediately over pecans. Hardens in just a few minutes and is ready to be broken in pieces and serve.At the Corral Drive-in:Kim Novak, Jack Lemmon, Fred Astaire, starring in "The Notorious Landlady".
80 Years AgoOctober 27, 1932E.E. Risien, pioneer pecan man of this city, was host at the fifth annual pecan party for the primary pupils of the city schools at his town orchard just north of the plaza Thursday afternoon, when some 200 children were in attendance at this fall festival. The trees had previously been threshed and when the children had picked up the pecans, they were evenly divided among the 200 present.The Harrington Nickle Plate Circus, which is scheduled to exhibit here on Friday, Oct. 28th, is the largest motorized show on the road today. It takes 48 trucks and about 16 house and private cars to transport this circus. Special prices here: Adults 25 cents; Children 10 cents.Mesdames F.F. Kirby, A.C. Rayzor and L.T. Thomson and Miss Ruth Thomson Kirby of Waco were here last week to visit Rev. and Mrs. E.E. Thomson.Mr. and Mrs. Cage Moore announce the arrival of a son in their home October 21, 1932. The young man's name is Leonard Cage Moore and he weighs 7 3/4 lbs.
100 Years AgoOctober 31, 1912Again our J.L Fentress and Joe A. Williams took prizes on San Saba County corn at the Dallas fair. Mr. Williams on his yellow dent corn and Mr. Fentress on his strawberry corn.R.W. Burleson saw the A&M College and Arkansas football game at Dallas Saturday. Mr. Burleson was on the first team of the A&M College and always takes an interest in the games of his alma mater.A.L. Kavanaugh was here from the Holt section Friday of last week and informed The News reporter that he would start this week on a move to Baird, Texas. He has been farming in the west part of the county the past four years and will go back to railroading next year on the T&P road.Mrs. J.M. Clark and daughter, Mrs. J.H. Floyd went to San Antonio to the Harvest Jubilee Saturday. The former returned home the first of the week and the latter went to her home in Yoakum.