Beloved, longtime hair salon closes in Utopia

Robert Hundley

Ninety-six-calendar year-previous Utopia resident Alice Lemond will get her past shampoo from Rosella Motz at Erma’s Attractiveness Store. The longtime Utopia company closed Wednesday following 31 decades in procedure so that Erma Starr and Rosella Motz could embark on adventures in retirement.

Erma’s Magnificence Store has been a mainstay in the Utopia local community for the previous 31 yrs. Erma Schaefer Starr and Rosella Motz have operated the legendary little-town store to continue to keep all the ladies on the lookout sharp with hair trimmed up and curled. 

The standing appointments of the older girls had been very a great deal set in stone, and nothing interfered with the Thursday or Friday appointed hour for finding all prettied up. Outdated-fashioned rollers and a mixture of just the proper total of teasing and some stiff spray would assure that the weekly ‘do would nearly past till the subsequent appointment. 

When questioning my mom, a normal for all these several years, about what she figured out at the attractiveness shop on her appointed working day she would assure me that they did not gossip at Ermas. Having said that, she would have quite a few tidbits of information that was just handed on in the spirit of caring about other folks in the local community. 

December 1 marked the very last working day to get slash and curled with Erma and Rosella. Despite the fact that their consumers wished them the ideal in the decades forward, this working day marked the conclusion of a lengthy run for this business enterprise in our town, and we are all a very little sad at its closing. 

Excellent luck females in the days in advance, and might your retirements be soothing and worthwhile. Many thanks for caring for so lots of sweet women who prepared their week about the appointed hour to journey to city to get their hair completed. 

Xmas functions

Xmas period is upon us in the Sabinal Canyon with the lights of the group tree past evening following the parade of wonderfully lit floats and automobiles. The Utopia Lions Club and assistants from other teams sponsor this well-liked occasion. Santa’s helper was on hand to hear to the needs of all the younger men and women and smile for a great deal of images. 

The yearly Holiday Open Household will be held Dec. 14 in most of the companies alongside Main Street. Outlets will offer you revenue and doorway prizes along with tasty treats and drinks. 

This will be a fantastic option to wrap up the reward listing with some substantial product sales even though acquiring a enjoyable time. Out-of-town visitors are welcome to take pleasure in the push to the Sabinal Canyon, which has been rather lovely these days, have lunch at a single of our tasty taking in spots, and get in on some fantastic searching. 

Erma Starr (still left) and Rosella Motz of Erma’s Splendor Store with the celebratory cake they shared with customers Wednesday, the very last day of procedure for 31-yr-organization Erma’s Natural beauty Shop.

Rodeo honors

The Women’s Qualified Rodeo Association just lately named Madison Outhier as the Rookie of the 12 months in the breakaway roping celebration and her horse, Rooster, was named runner-up Roping Horse of the Yr.

Outhier promises Utopia as her house despite the fact that she graduated from large university in Fulshear this earlier May. She is at present attending Texas A&M College wherever she is a member of the rodeo crew. 

Mike and Kristy Outhier raise bucking horses at their ranch in Utopia and many of their stock have been selected to buck out at the Nationwide Finals Rodeo in progress in Las Vegas. Just for enjoyment, listed here are the names of the horses undertaking there in case you rodeo admirers may like to check out for them. “Utopia” will be uncomplicated to understand, but other horses go by Significant Heels, Sweet Maria, Toma Jo, Billile, Mystery Agent and Betty Boop. 

Each of these top bucking horses received their start at the Utopia Ranch Rodeo or in the Outhier arena south of city. 

About City

Utopia misplaced a further native citizen this earlier week with the passing of Everette Boyce on Wednesday. Everette had led a very long and pleased existence in the Sabinal Canyon. 

My earliest reminiscences of him are from the a long time he owned and operated the Texaco Garage. Complete support at its best – fill the gasoline tank, look at the tires, clean the windshield, verify the oil and all with a cheerful smile and normally a compliment. 

Everette later on retired to actual estate and insurance profits along with his devoted wife, Katherine. He was a devoted member of the Lions Club and the Methodist Church. Everette cherished music and generally designed a special exertion to thank me for actively playing some of his favourite hymns on Sundays. Condolences to his family members and could they recall numerous happy reminiscences in the times in advance. 

Try to remember the laying of the Wreaths Across The united states on Dec. 18, starting off with a dedication on the Town Square at 11 a.m. Volunteers will then divide the wreaths for our 3 cemeteries to honor every single veteran buried in Utopia and Vanderpool. 

All are welcome to take part in this unique getaway occasion. 

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