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Remember Those Who Serve

The list of those serving our country continues to grow.

Please remember these Santa Anna folks that are serving our country in combat, training, or support: Brandon Beloat, James Culpepper, Eddie Dawson, Kristle Deleon, Glen Donham, Reuben Frausto, Misti Graves, Bobby Hale, Patrick Kerr, Heather LaChance, Truman Matthews, Jeff Rivera, Josh Rivera, Michael Ruth, Marty Siller, Allen Tucker, Lance Vasquez, Austin Voss, Scott Watson, and Shane Watson.

Special thanks also to Montie Guthrie for helping me out with this list.

Please help me with others by sending their names, photos, or whatever you want to me at or use this convenient form

Patsy Wright - Certified Independent Consultant

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Blood Drive Friday at Santa Anna Elementary

United Blood Services issues
Blood Type

O Negative Blood Type is vital to Patients
in Brownwood Regional Medical Center!
If someone is in the emergency room and
immediately needs blood JUST to stay alive –
there is no time to run a test to determine their blood type –
these patients can be safely transfused with O Negative Blood!

Premature BABIES can ONLY be transfused with O Negative Blood!
Both Shannon and San Angelo Community Medical Center have neonatal care units

O Negative Blood Type can ONLY be transfused with O Negative!

Must be 16 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds and be in good health to donate. Donors between 16 and 22 must meet additional height and weight requirements. 16 year old donors must have a Minor Donor Permit signed by a parent or guardian.

Mobile Blood Drives:
Friday, April 30th
Santa Anna Elementary in Cafeteria
2.30pm – 5.30pm
Call Amanda Ellerbee at 348-3136

United Blood Services Donation Center
2020 W. Beauregard San Angelo, Texas 76901
Open: Friday 8am – 2pm. Saturday 9am – 1pm. 325-223-7500 or 800-756-0024 or go online to Appointments are encouraged but walk-ins are welcome!

Santa Anna Foundation Donates to City Library Construction Project

The Board of Directors of the Santa Anna Foundation met Sunday, April 25. All five Directors, the Bookkeeper and the Executive Director were present to commit $500 to the City Library construction project.

Bookkeeper Gay Abernathy reported no change in the financial status since last meeting: The Scholarship Endowment CD with Santa Anna National Bank holds $12,541.41. The Santa Anna National Bank immediate access account has $5324.69. The Edward D Jones Local Projects investment account contains $7398.60

Tom Guthrie, newly elected Ex-Student President reported that the Exes received two scholarship applications this spring. The Exes have funds to cover these, so Foundation funds will not be sought.

John Hensley reported on the City Library project. An anonymous donor has offered to donate $2500 if the Library could raise the same amount. It seems that from the bake sale, raffles, and spaghetti supper at Double H Family Dining, the $2500 will probably be raised. The Board voted to insure meeting the challenge by granting the Library $500.

Following a wide-ranging general discussion of possible avenues of fundraising for other local projects such as the Christian Church, the Board agreed to meet on July 24, 2010.

The Santa Anna Foundation seeks to harness the power of giving, connecting caring people with causes that matter to them to make the Santa Anna Community a better place. To accomplish our vision, the Foundation promotes the enhancement of quality of life for all the people in the area we serve by:
*Encouraging private giving from local donors for the public good
*Building and maintaining permanent endowment funds to respond to changing community needs
*Serving as a catalyst and partner in shaping effective responses to the needs of the community in the areas set forth in the Foundation’s by-laws:
Providing scholarships for SAISD students, preserving local history, and promoting economic development in Santa Anna.

2010 Funtier Day and World Championship Bison Cookoff

The 2010 edition of Funtier Day and World Championship Bison Cookoff is just around the corner, and plans are full steam ahead for Santa Anna’s premier annual event. This year promises to be better than ever.

Entries have begun rolling in from cookers across Texas seeking to claim a piece of the $4000 prize money in the Fifteenth Annual World Championship Bison Cookoff. This year the event is sanctioned by Texas Bison Association and Lone Star Barbecue Society. Check us out on Facebook events!

Booth reservations are also coming in at a rapid clip for the arts and crafts show and sale. Interested vendors can reserve spaces inside the civic center or outside in the City Park, where events from volleyball competition to the favorite Santa Anna Fire Department water polo will also take place. Coordinators of the ever-popular annual event are looking for help from the community for someone to handle the Horseshoe Pitch.

Entertainment will be going all day Saturday, May 15th. The Texas Tornadoes from Abilene and local musicians Last Call are already on tap. If you or a friend of yours likes to ‘pick-and-grin’, why not contact 325.348.3535 and get on the playlist.

If you want a booth entry, please call Gay at (325) 348-3124 or Teri at 348-3535. To enter the cookoff call (325) 348-3826. If you would like to help with the event, planning, coordinating, or just picking up trash afterwards, call either of these numbers. Come see Santa Anna strut its stuff!

Texas Attorney General’s Office Defends Texas Pledge Of Allegiance

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Solicitor General James Ho appears before the Fifth Circuit to defend the words “under God” in the Texas Pledge of Allegiance

NEW ORLEANS – Texas Solicitor General James Ho today appeared before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, where he defended the constitutionality of the Texas Pledge of Allegiance.

In 2007, the Texas Legislature added the words “under God” to the Texas Pledge. That year, a Dallas couple filed a lawsuit arguing that the amended state pledge violated the First Amendment’s Establishment Clause. During the trial, the Office of the Attorney General successfully argued that patriotic acknowledgments of the Almighty are completely consistent with the U.S. Constitution – and the federal district court found that the Texas Pledge is entirely constitutional.

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Attorney General's Texas Pledge of Allegiance brief

After the federal district judge issued its decision rejecting the plaintiffs’ challenge in 2009, the plaintiffs appealed the adverse ruling to the Fifth Circuit. Solicitor General Ho today urged the Fifth Circuit to deny the plaintiffs’ appeal and affirm the Texas Pledge’s constitutionality.

In its brief defending the Texas Pledge, the Office of the Attorney General explains that “patriotic acknowledgments of religion are constitutional.” The state’s brief reiterates that the plaintiffs’ challenge is “based on a proposition that this Court has repeatedly rejected, and indeed condemned as ‘frivolous’ – namely, that the inclusion of the words ‘under God’ somehow violates the Establishment Clause.”

The attorney general also rejects the plaintiffs’ argument that the Texas Pledge endorses a particular religious belief. On the contrary, the state explains, the Pledge “simply acknowledges, within a broader patriotic statement, a basic historic fact about our Nation: that religion was significant to our Founders and to their enduring political philosophy.”

“As the U.S. Supreme Court has repeatedly acknowledged, reciting the U.S. Pledge of Allegiance is an appropriate and constitutional way to begin each school day on the right note,” Solicitor General Ho said. “The Texas Pledge of Allegiance serves precisely the same function – to give students an opportunity to engage in a patriotic acknowledgement of the religious heritage of our state and our nation.”

The Texas pledge, as amended in 2007, reads: “Honor the Texas flag; I pledge allegiance to thee, Texas, one state under God, one and indivisible.”

2010-2011 Santa Anna Mountaineer Varsity Cheerleaders

Left to right: Aspyn King, Caitlan Pape, Ashley Gibson, Hannah Hartman, Bambi Yebra, Kourtney Guerrero, & Saydie Bradley

Fund Established for Leann Simmons

Leann Simmons, a fourth grader at Santa Anna Elementary, has been diagnosed with a large mass on her brain. She underwent surgery on Monday morning at Cook’s Children Hospital in Fort Worth.

A fund to help the family with medical expenses has been set up at Santa Anna National Bank.

Leann is the daughter of Mike and Keribeth Simmons of Santa Anna and granddaughter of Barbara Simmons, also of Santa Anna.

SAHS Students Compete a Regional UIL Contest

Saturday, April 23, five students from Santa Anna High School competed in the Regional UIL contest at Abilene Christian University. Shawn Robertson competed in Poetry. He was coached by Caitlyn Tidwell and Kathy Walker. Caleb Absher, Spencer Gilbreath, and Shawn Robertson were Santa Anna’s first ever computer science team. They were coached by Rhett Guthrie. Natalie Neville competed in Ready Writing, and Jonathan Holland competed in Social Studies, where he placed seventh. Natalie and Jonathan were coached by Sandra Guthrie.

SAHS Latino Students Travel to Career & College Recruitment Fair

Twenty-two SAHS Latino students traveled to Brownwood April 9th to the Fifth Annual Career & College Recruitment Fair sponsored by the United States Hispanic Leadership Institute. There they joined with 800 more students to hear motivational speakers Jimmy Cabrera and Roy Juarez. Samantha Haynes of Texas Guaranteed Student Loan Corporation provided useful information on post-secondary student financial aid.

After the inspiring general session and the informative breakout sessions, the entire group reassembled in the auditorium of Coggin Avenue Baptist Church where 42 students received $68,500 in scholarships. Among the recipients were SAHS seniors Michael Lopez and Jacob Zapata. Lopez received a scholarship from Ranger College of $675 per semester for four semesters, amounting to $2500. Zapata received a scholarship valued at $250 to use at the school of his choice.

Wimberly High School Tennis

Clark Myers and Cody Smith of Wimberly are headed to the State Tennis Tournament.

Cody, on right in the photo above, is the son of Dick and Karen Smith also of Wimberly. Cody is the grandson of RC and Pat Smith of Santa Anna and also Charles and Diane Westel still from Santa Anna but living out their retirement in Cisco!

RC coached many Santa Anna players to the state tournament, including Cody's parents, Dick and Karen, and also Cody's Aunt, Lori Smith Kearns now living in Lampasas. Dick and Karen also assistant coach tennis at Wimberly.

Karen sent me the photo and the following article written by Wimberly Head Tennis Coach, Greg Howard:

Clark Myers and Cody Smith won the 3A Boys Doubles UIL Region IV Championship in Corpus Christi on Wednesday, April 21st. The regional victory moves them on to the 3A State Tournament in Austin on May 10th.

The Texan tennis team had players competing in four of the five divisions at the 3A Regional Singles and Doubles Championships in Corpus. Wimberley’s players were facing competitors from UIL Region IV. That region covers all 3A schools in an area roughly from the Wimberley area over to west of Houston and down south to the border at Brownsville. Competition began on Tuesday morning April 20th at Corpus Christi Flour Bluff High School’s tennis complex. In boys doubles, Clark Myers and Cody Smith, faced a doubles team from Edna. While Myers and Smith had a little trouble in their second set, they ultimately won 6-1, 7-6(5) and advanced to the quarterfinals.

The Wimberley boys doubles quarterfinal opponent was a team from Giddings. Myers and Smith took care of business quickly and eliminated their opponents in quick fashion by a 6-1, 6-1 score. The quarterfinal win moved Myers and Smith into a semifinal match-up with a team from Wharton.

Myers and Smith in boys doubles, were now the only remaining Wimberley high school players in the tournament. Although the Texans entered the tournament as the # 1 seed, their semifinal opponents from Wharton didn’t seem intimidated by that ranking at all. Wharton started the match playing very well and while Myers and Smith fought hard, Wharton took the opening set 7-5. When Clark and Cody fell behind 2-1 in the second set it seemed as if Wharton was about to pull off a major upset. The pressure was intense for the players on the court as the match reached a critical stage. That pressure could also be felt outside the court as numerous members of both the Myers and Smith family, Wimberley teammates and Wimberley tennis fans witnessed a highly competitive semifinal matchup with so much on the line. With some fans hanging on the edge of their seats and others pacing back and forth in nervous anticipation, Wimberley’s boys slowly turned the match around. Clark and Cody methodically won five straight games to take the second set 6-2 to even the set count at one each. Wimberley quickly opened the third set by winning the first game and then rolled to another 6-2 win. The 5-7, 6-2, 6-2 win sent Wimberley into the regional final to take on a familiar foe from Boerne.

Myers and Smith faced a team from Boerne in the final that they had defeated in three tough sets in the District 30-3A finals back on April 10th. With much more on the line (a Regional Championship) this match figured to be just as close. The doubles final began at about 8:45 am on Wednesday, April 21st but the drama and the intensity never quiet reached the level of the semifinal match. Although there were several close games, Clark and Cody were both playing at the top of their games and controlled the tempo of the match throughout. Much to the delight of family and Wimberley tennis fans in attendance, Myers and Smith claimed the 3A Boys Doubles Regional Championship with a 6-4, 6-4 victory.

Next up is the 3A State UIL Singles and Doubles Championships in Austin. Myers and Smith will not know who their first round opponent is for several days. However their State Quarterfinal match is scheduled for 10:15 am on Monday, May 10th at the University of Texas Penick-Allison tennis complex. This is one of the few high school tennis events where an admission is charged. Adult tickets are $10 per day and student tickets are $5 per day. If you can, come over to Austin and support the Texans.

Lost Rings

Lost: Two missing gold wedding bands.

If you have any information please contact Mandy at 3256253191 or 32572698251 or even by e-mail Reward is Possible, but must be willing to describe them too me. There are initials and a date on them. If seen or any information please contact me.

Funtier Day Pie Contest and Jr Cake Bake

2010 SAHS Homecoming

According to school officials the 2010 SAHS Homecoming will be September 24th Vs. Eden.

Start planning those reunions and get togethers today!

Santa Anna School Board Election

Santa Anna EDC Workday

The Santa Anna Economic Development Corporation has scheduled a work day for Saturday, April 24th at the old depot warehouse located downtown across the street from City Hall.

The depot is the future home of the Santa Anna Museum and Visitor's Center, and is sure to bring people to town in order to get a glimpse of the community's past as well as impress folks to stop as they are driving through.

This project is an important one and will have an enormous effect on our local tourist trade.

If you would like to be part of this endeavor, put on your grubbies and work gloves, bring along a sledge hammer, crow bar, or any other destructive type implement Saturday morning around 8 a.m.

Your time and effort is greatly needed and appreciated.

Cleveland Cemetery Association Annual Meeting

The Cleveland Cemetery Association Annual Meeting will be Saturday, April 24, 2010 at 10 am at the Cleveland Cemetery Chapel.

Cleveland Cemetery Association officers are Charlie Ray Fleming, President, Bob Reese, Vice-President, Ernest Covey, 2nd Vice-President, Janice Fellers, Secretary-Treasurer.

The Association is still in need of funds for the fence project across the front of the cemetery. All donations and memorials are appreciated as they also help maintain the cemetery.

Donations and memorials may be sent to Cleveland Cemetery Association P. O. Box 722, Santa Anna, TX 76878.

SAHS District Tennis

Several Santa Anna High School tennis players have advanced past the district tournament held on April 5th and 7th. The girls doubles team of Stevie Vanvoast and Makaylah Morris placed third and will be alternates to the Region II tennis meet. Peyton Morris and Paige Guerrero advanced to regional play by winning the girls doubles division. The Lady Mountaineers also did well in the singles bracket by taking the first and second place positions. Sarah Herrod defeated teammate Kindsey Holland in the finals to take the top spot, and both will be advancing to the Regional meet on April 21st and 22nd in Abilene. The mixed team of Kenneth and Heather McMillan are also alternates to the regional meet by way of their third place finish. The mixed team of Loren Pritchard and Caleb Absher finished fourth.

The Lady Mountaineer team also took home the District Championship trophy due to the strong performances in singles, doubles, and mixed doubles. The girls scored a total of 60 points in district tournament competition and outscored the second place team by 27.5 points. The Region II Tennis Meet will be held on April 21st and 22nd at Rose Park Tennis Center in Abilene.

Booster Club Selling Athletic Banquet Tickets

Santa Anna Booster Club is now selling advanced admission tickets to the Santa Anna High School Athletic Banquet which will be held on Tuesday, May 11, 2010.

Tickets are on sale until Friday, May 7 and can be bought from Mrs. Shannon Herrod in the front office of the High School or Stephanie Hartman Edwards for $5 each.

These tickets can be bought for both students AND adults.

Tickets bought on the night of the banquet will cost $7 per person.

Tickets will be required for all those attending EXCEPT SAHS athletes & coaches. A meal will be provided.

Sarah Herrod Receives Basketball Honors

Santa Anna High School junior Sarah Herrod has been awarded two additional honors for her basketball performance in the 2009-2010 season.

Sarah was named to the Six Man All Region 1st team and the All West Texas 2nd team in addition to her All District and TABC all region selections. Sarah has just completed her third season for the Lady Mountaineers and Head Coach Bob Libby.

During her tenure the Lady Mountaineers have won the district championship twice and been runner-up once.

Santa Anna finished this season with a 28-6 record before bowing out in the bi-district round of the playoffs.

Sarah is currently district singles tennis champion and has advanced to the regional tournament on April 21st and 22nd.

Santa Anna Horse Judging

Santa Anna High School shows success in many areas and this year is no exception. This year you can add the FFA.

The Horse Judging Team consisting of seniors Laken Herrod, Kody Krause, Wes Tucker, Emily Taylor, junior Danny Trowbridge, and sophomores Kaitlyn Krause and Kelsie Tobin is bringing in the hardware. They consist of a 4th place finish at Weatherford College, 2nd Place finish at the Panther Creek Invitational with Kaitlyn Krause being awarded High Point Individual, and a 4th place finish at the Area IV contest with Kody Krause being 10th overall High Point Individual. The team has qualified for a chance to go to state and compete against the best teams in Texas on April 17th at Texas Tech. Congratulations and best of luck!

Santa Anna ISD Election Information

Bike Out Hunger tour to pass through Santa Anna April 19

Alleviating Texas hunger issues one mile at a time By Texas Baptists Communications Contact: Kaitlin Chapman, 214-887-5494

SANTA ANNA – Texas Baptists are fighting hunger in the state, and they are doing it by riding one mile at a time during Bike Out Hunger – a six-day event where pastors, church members and students will ride all or part of 445 miles during April 19-24 to raise support and awareness for hunger issues in the state.

In Texas, hunger is a present issue, one significantly affecting children. More than 1.3 million Texans are unsure of where they will get their next meal. Texas also leads the nation in the percentage of children who are food insecure at 22.3 percent. In Ballinger, this is also a reality as more than 53 percent of students in public school receive free or reduced lunches.

But Texas Baptists are trying to do something about this issue through an advocacy effort. A group of nearly 50 cyclists has committed to ride all or part of 445 miles in Bike Out Hunger April 19-24., an effort with Baylor University’s Texas Hunger Initiative and the USDA to raise support for existing feeding ministries in the state and to empower churches and students to participate in efforts that end the cycle of hunger and poverty.

The group will meet at Executive Inn in Ballinger at 8 a.m. on April 19 to kick off the tour. The cyclists then will follow Highway 67, making a lunch stop at noon in Santa Anna and then continuing on into Brownwood to stop at the Bell Towers on Howard Payne University campus at 4 p.m. for a rally and a hunger education event. Also, a commissioning service for the riders will be held during the 10:30 a.m. worship service at First Baptist Church on April 18.

“As Texas Baptists, we can’t ignore the number of hungry people in our state,” said Rand Jenkins, Texas Baptists director of communications and organizer of the event. “We must educate Texas Baptists about the hunger issues and call them to action. That is what Bike Out Hunger is all about - helping teach people about the need for hunger ministry and raising support for efforts that attempt to end the cycle of poverty and hunger in the state and around the world.”

Nine volunteer cyclists have committed to ride the entire 445 miles with six multi-day riders while 30 additional riders will join the team for day rides of about 70 miles. Many of the full-time cyclists are pastors and church staff members from congregations all over the state.

The group will take six days to complete the ride, stopping along the way at churches and universities to talk to anyone who will listen, attempting to educate about hunger issues and rally support for the issue at hand. The cyclists will start riding at First Baptist Church in Ballinger and wind their way through Brownwood, Hamilton, Gatesville, Waco, Belton, Killeen, Georgetown, Dripping Springs, Wimberley and San Antonio. The ride will end a rally and lunch at The Fellowship of San Antonio at noon on April 24.

Within the past two months, the cyclists have enlisted to family, friends and church members to sponsor each mile that they will ride. All money raised will be given to the Texas Baptist Offering for World Hunger that supports more than 100 feeding ministries in the state, U.S. and abroad. Also, at each rally location during the tour, those who attend will have an opportunity to give to the offering. To date, the effort has raised about $3,000 for the offering.

The Key To Saving Lives Is You

38,000 blood donations are needed in the United States every single day. Santa Anna ISD knows the key to saving lives is you. That’s why Santa Anna ISD is sponsoring a blood drive on Friday, April 30th. With every pint, you save up to three lives.

To donate blood, you must be at least 16 years old and weigh 110 pounds. 16 year olds will need a parent/guardian to sign a minor donor permit. 16-22 year olds may be subject to additional height/weight requirements.

Santa Anna ISD
Blood Drive
Friday, April 30th
2:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Santa Anna Elementary School Cafeteria

Donors will get a free t-shirt with their donation. In addition, all donors will also earn “Hero in Me”rewards points which can be used for items like movie tickets, dvds and ice cream. Santa Anna Elementary students who recruit an adult to donate on their behalf will also get a prize.

Make your appointment now. Go to Enter sponsor code: santaanna or call United Blood Services toll free. That number is 1-800-756-0024.

United Blood Services has been this area’s non-profit community blood provider since 1956 and serves patients in 11 surrounding counties. The United Blood Services network is one of the nation’s oldest and largest non-profit blood service organizations, and is a founding member of America’s Blood Centers and the AABB.

Coach Bob Libby Selected to Coach All-stars

Santa Anna varsity girls’ coach Bob Libby has been selected to coach the All-stars in the Texas Six Man’s Coaches Association basketball game this summer which will be played at Lubbock in July. Coach Libby has been coaching for 30 years and has been the Santa Anna girls’ coach for the past six seasons.

For the most part, the Lady Mountaineers and Coach Libby have been a very good mix. Santa Anna has accumulated an overall record of 131 victories and only 64 losses over the past six years. Santa Anna has won a minimum of 20 games in four of those six seasons. The Lady Mountaineers have been district champs twice, as well as two-time district runners-up. In his first two seasons, Santa Anna placed third. In the 2008-09 season Santa Anna advanced to the regional quarterfinals and were eliminated by eventual state champion Roby. This past season, a very young team was the most successful team to date in terms of victories with a record of 28-6. They were eliminated in the bi-district round.

During his tenure he has coached one All-State selection, four All-Region picks, and numerous All-District players. There have been three girls that have represented Santa Anna in the All-Star game. This overall success has been a major reason in his selection as an All-Star Coach.

SAHS UIL Participants

Front Row: Left to right--Hunter Musick, Natalie Neville, Charity Holland, Saydie Bradley, Kendra Sanchez Second Row:
Left to right--Sarah Herrod, Lauren Matthews, Layken Herrod, Sarah Pelton Third Row: Left to right---Kelsie Tobin, Peyton Morris, Aspyn King, Amber Musick
Back Row: Left to right--Dillan Whitely, Shawn Robertson, Spencer Gilbreath

2010 UIL Results:

March 23 and 25 Santa Anna High School competed in the District 14 University Interscholastic League meet at Panther Creek. Students who participated are Caleb Absher, Saydie Bradley, Dakota Enriquez, Spencer Gilbreath, Hannah Hartman, Laken Herrod, Sarah Herrod, Charity Holland, Jonathan Holland, Kindsey Holland, Jordan Jewell, Aspyn King, Lauren Matthews, Heather McMillan, Amber Music, Hunter Musick, Natalie Neville, Sarah Pelton, Shawn Robertson, Kendra Sanchez, Dylan Sellers, Kelsie Tobin, and Dillan Whitley.

Students who placed but who do not advance to Regional are Lauren Matthews:
4th Poetry Interpretation; Charity Holland: 6th Poetry Interpretation; Jordan Jewell: 4th place Persuasive Speaking; and Dillan Whitley, 5th place Ready Writing.

Those that qualified for Regional competition are Jonathan Holland:
3rd place Social Studies; Natalie Neville: 3rd place Ready Writing; Shawn Robertson: 2nd Poetry Interpretation, 2nd Individual Computer Science, 1st place team; Spencer Gilbreath: 3rd place Individual Computer Science, 1st place Team; Dillan Whitley: 1st place Team Computer Science;

The Region IV meet will be held at Abilene Christian University April 23 and 24.

SAHS Regional UIL Qualifiers

Those representing Santa Anna High School at the Regional UIL meet are Shawn Robertson, Dillan Whitely, Natalie Neville, Spencer Gilbreath, and (not pictured) Jonathan Holland.

SAHS Girls Tennis Team

The Santa Anna Tennis team has participated in several tournaments this spring. Several members of the team have had good success and are expected to do well at the district meet. The girl’s doubles team of Peyton Morris and Paige Guerrero took home fourth place honors at he Mason Spring Smash Tournament held in February, and singles player Sarah Herrod lost a close finals match to San Angelo Cornerstone Christian School’s Claire Kirkland.

Fourteen schools participated in the Santa Anna Tournament on March the 12th. Freshman Kindsey Holland won the consolation side of the girl’s singles bracket and Sarah Herrod took the third place trophy on the championship side of the girl’s singles division. In the girl’s doubles division, the team of Aspyn King and Ashley Gibson took 4th place honors and the team of Peyton Morris and Paige Guerrero earned the second place trophy.

The team traveled to Abilene last Friday and competed in the 1A, 2A, and 3A division. Both competition and wind were very tough, but three players advanced to play on Saturday after loosing very close first round matches. Sarah Herrod advanced to the consolation singles finals by defeating players from Clyde, Abilene High, and Snyder, and dominated the final round match with a 6-0, 6-1 win. The doubles team of Peyton Morris and Paige Guerrero defeated teams from Abilene Christian, Hawley, Clyde, and Snyder on their way to a 6-1, 6-0 win in the consolation finals match.

The team’s next meet will be in Mason, which will be the final tournament before the district contest on April 5th and 7th.

Front Row: Left to right--Kendra Sanchez, Paige Guerrero, Caitlan Pape , Bambi Yebra
Middle Row: Left to right--Ashley Gibson, Heather McMillan, Peyton Morris,Angel Stewart, Stevie Vanvoast
Back Row: Left to righ--Carlee Coats, Aspyn King, Loren Pritchard, Sarah Herrod, Kindsey Holland, Maykalah Morris

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One-Act Play

The members of the Santa Anna One-Act Play cast competed in the Zone One Act Play competition at Rochelle on March 24th. The play they performed was "The Cover of Life." They advanced to district which is being held at Coleman on March 31, 2010. Members of the play cast are:

Front Row-L to R: Aspyn King, Heather McMillan, Saydie Bradley, Charity Holland, Amber Musick, Mariah Murray
Back Row-L to R: Shawn Robertson, Loren Pritchard, Kenneth McMillan, Michael Lopez, Lauren Matthews, Kelsie Tobin

Those receiving honors at the Zone competition were: All-Star Cast----Shawn Robertson, Heather McMillan, Lauren Matthews Honorable Mention: Aspyn King, Kelsie Tobin, Amber Musick

Coleman County Historical Commission

The Coleman County Historical Commission will meet at 7:00PM on Thursday April 1, 2010.

We will gather at Heritage Hall if all goes right. This is our first official business meeting for 2010 and there are many things to discuss.

The agenda will cover upcoming programs, Jobs of the directors, available help in planning and fulfilling the duties of the commission, and several more that will probably be brought up in the meeting and general discussion. If you wish to have an input on the duties of this commission, feel free to come and bring a friend.

All officers of the commission are expected to be present.
Chairman - Tex Wright

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The need for blood doesn't take a spring break

As the weather warms, people are enjoying the sunshine and outdoor activities, which makes it easy to forget that the need for blood is constant. Unfortunately, the need for blood doesn't take a spring break, like so many people often do.

Spring is often viewed as a time of new life," said Linda Grace, Donor Recruitment Rep for United Blood Services. "What better way to celebrate a season of life than by giving the gift of life?"

Blood donations typically begin to decline as temperatures rise. Already this spring United Blood Services has seen a decrease in donations, receiving 5 to 10 percent below the daily need. Holiday periods also generally see a decrease in donations, and with Easter just around the corner, United Blood Services invites the public to be holiday heroes by giving blood now.

Patients who have been in traumatic injuries, are being treated for blood disorders or cancer, or even those need routine surgeries often require blood products for their treatments to be possible.

"Every day in the Concho Valley approximately 50 blood donors are required to keep up with the needs of patients at area hospitals," said Grace. "For those who have never given blood before, spring is the perfect time to start giving life."

We come to you – go to and type in your zip code to find a mobile blood drive near you. On Friday, April 2nd, we will be at the Lillian M Hudspeth Hospital from 9am – Noon.

Those interested in learning more about blood donation, or in making an appointment to donate can contact United Blood Services at 325-223-7500 or toll free at 800-756-0024 or online at United Blood services is located at 2020 W. Beauregard in San Angelo and is open Monday, Tuesday and Thursday noon – 6pm; Wednesday and Friday 8am – 2pm and Saturday 9am – 1pm.

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Sarah Herrod Recieves Honors

Sarah Herrod, a junior at Santa Anna High School has recently been named to the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches (TABC) All-Region team and to the Texas Six Man Coaches Association All-Region first team.

The Lady Mountaineers were district runners-up this past season and have now made the playoffs for four consecutive years.

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An election is hereby ordered to be held on May 8th, 2010 for the purpose of:
School Trustee Election

Applications for a place on the ballot shall be filed by:
March 8th, 2010

Early voting by personal appearance will be conducted each weekday at:
701 Bowie Street, Santa Anna, TX 76878
between the hours of 8:00am and 3:00pm beginning on April 26th, 2010
and ending on May 4th 2010.

Applications for ballot by mail shall be mailed to:
Katrina Guerrero
701 Bowie Street
Santa Anna, TX 76878

Applications for ballots by mail must be received no later than the close of business on
April 30th, 2010.

Incumbents Paul Martin, Grady McIver, & Roger Guerrero Jr. have refiled.
Lois Harper has also filed her application for place on the Santa Anna ISD Trustee ballot.

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