100 Years Ago
October 1, 1908
Work will begin at once on the Murray building on the northwest corner of the square. L.D. Robertson has the contract to do the masonry work and C.B. Lambert, the carpenter work.
The following is a list of letters remaining in this office uncalled for, for the week ending Sept. 25, 1908. Parties calling for these letters will please say "Advertised." All advertised letters are due 1 cent. Miss Eathel Bear, Mr. Stanley Hucklebee.
Will Burns left last week to rejoin his ball team in the north. He expects to be one of a few select players who will make a trip during the fall and winter and play ball in Japan, China, Australia and other islands of the Pacific.
Up to the 20th of September, there had been over 800 bales of cotton sold in San Saba town. To the same date last year, the yard receipts here were only about 30 bales.
Joe Scott reports the sale of 300 sacks of bran at Llano last week from San Saba mills. Last year, the freighters hauled bran and other feedstuffs in. Now they are hauling it away which indicates prosperity.
70 Years Ago
October 6, 1938
The Richland Springs Parent-Teachers Association are staging a minstrel show next Monday evening, Oct. 10, which promises to be a most entertaining performance with all the home-talent cast of well known persons. A professional director is in charge of the affair.
Mrs. C.H. Peacock and Mrs. Bess Sifford and Bobby and Betty Evelyn of Cherokee were San Saba business visitors Wednesday.
Mack Woolridge, Locker ranchman, while moving some stock from his leased place to the Dave O'Neal farm, suffered a broken right arm Tuesday when the pony he was riding stumbled and fell into a ditch.
In view of the strong sentiment for the erection of a hospital in San Saba, the County Commissioners' Court are at this time giving serious thought to the matter of erecting a county hospital here, which could be largely financed by a federal grant of 45% of the cost of the structure, and time warrants issued for the balance, based upon an estimated total cost of some $35,000 for the building.
50 Years Ago
October 2, 1958
Announcing! Mrs. Chris Luke has purchased the San Saba Floral & Gift Shop in San Saba from Mr. and Mrs. W.A. Clowe and will appreciate a continuance of your patronage!
The Cherokee Tom-Tom Music Club installed the following new officers, Wednesday, Sept. 24th: President - Mary Walker; Vice-President - Renee Trammel; Secretary-Treasurer - Leta Ann Thaxton; Reporter - Nadene Walker; and Scrapbook Chairman - John Thaxton. Mrs. Henry Taylor, Jr. and Mrs. Albert Hiilsmeier are the sponsors.
Wilson A. Sloan, a student at Texas Tech, earned the Santa Fe Railway Educational award. Wilson's mother, Bernice Sloan, received the "Certificate of Merit" award in his behalf from Agent E.C. Whipple at Galveston.
Miss Linda Cameron, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. D.A. Cameron, was named Lion Sweetheart for the 1958-59 club year at a recent meeting of the Lions Club.
At the Palace, Oct. 3 & 4 - Marlon Brando and an exquisite new Japanese star in "Sayonara." At the Corral Drive-in - "The Matchmaker," starring Shirley Booth, Anthony Perkins, Shirley MacLaine and Paul Ford.