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Blood drive in Coleman on September 4

News Release
All blood types needed

A community blood drive will be held at the Senior Citizens Center in Coleman on Thursday, September 4. The Meek Blood Center bloodmobile will accept donations from 1:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. A record thirty five donors participated in the blood drive that took place on July 10.

“We are asking donors to please remember that the need for blood is constant. Even the regular of blood donors get busy in the summer with vacations and other activities and forget to donate blood. Blood donation only takes about an hour, and that hour could give someone else a lifetime,” said Frances Baker, donor recruiter for Meek Blood Center.

Changes have been made to streamline the screening process and some previous restrictions regarding medical conditions and medications have been lifted. Those who have eligibility questions can speak with the Meek Blood Center supervisor at 325-670-2880.

Each donor will receive a T-shirt and a complimentary total cholesterol test.

"Free Stuff"

Contributed by Tex Wright
Going back to the office after lunch on Tuesday, I beheld (much to my disbelief) a sign sitting on the side of main street in Santa Anna, Texas.

"Free Stuff"

I pulled over and sure 'nuff, Free Stuff. I got an ice cream that was very good on such a hot day. KOXE Radio from Brownwood had their van sitting there, loaded with FREE STUFF.

Lots of free stuff.

Most of us know the names of a few who work at KOXE, but this was an opportunity to meet and greet a bunch of these nice people. (they gave me ice cream)

Most who drive the early morning roads and highways know Carl Wayne as the DJ who keeps them out of traffic problems and keeps us entertained as we head to the daily grinder. And he is usually the voice you hear telling you where you can get free stuff, etc.

Others that you usually see at these events and who were giving FREE STUFF were Ronda, Dana, Brenda, and Randy.

It didn't take long for a crowd to gather.

Thanks guys and gals for putting in an appearance in Santa Anna.

Hartman Reunion Held in Coleman on July 26

The descendants of I. E. and Reba Hartman gathered at the Coleman City Park Museum on Sat. July 26, 2014 for their 44th annual reunion. The two surviving children of I. E. and Reba, Jonie Hartman and Winnie Blanscett, were unable to attend the reunion this year.

For the 25 in attendance, the day was filled with visiting, picture taking, games and the White Elephant auction.

Door prizes were awarded to Cindy Boyle, Fred Reeves, Jordon Mach, Sandra Walker, Easton Whittington, and James Bass.

Age game winners were Mike Hartman, Fred Reeves, Brittany Mach, Easton Whittington, Brenna Hartman, and Robin Bass. Scotty Walker, Justin Whittington, Beth Hartman, Mike Hartman, Shannon Whittington and Sandra Walker were all winners in the Candy Guessing Game.

Money Guessing Game winners were Harry Walker, Mike Hartman, Stan Hartman, Ronnie Hartman and Dale Reeves.

Dale and Carol Reeves presented an excellent slide show with continuous family pictures followed by a Memoriam slide show and a Trivia slide show quiz. Winners of the Trivia slide show quiz were Robin Bass and Mary Ann Hartman. Each winner received a Texas apron.

The Group agreed to donate $200.00 to the Santa Anna Cemetery Association.

Everyone enjoyed a wonderful noon meal of fried chicken and the trimmings.

Those in attendance were:
Austin- Carol and Dale Reeves, Fred Reeves
Bangs- Sandra and Harry Walker
Brownwood- Jordon Mach, Ronnie and Beth Hartman, Eddie and Mary Ann Hartman
Burkett-Cindy Boyle
Midlothian- Brittany Mach and Byler
New Braunfels- Scotty Walker
North Richland Hills- Justin, Shannon, Easton, and Makena
Santa Anna- Stephanie Hartman, Stan and Judy
Snyder- Mike Hartman and Brenna
Venus-James and Robin Bass

Women’s Health Program – Saturday Open Clinic

ABILENE, Texas - The Abilene-Taylor County Public Health District’s women’s health program – EPHC, will be conducting an open clinic event, Saturday August 16th from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. The clinic will be held at the Abilene-Taylor County Public Health District, 850 N. 6th St.

During this open clinic event, women throughout Abilene and the surrounding counties will have the opportunity to be screened for the EPHC women’s health program, see a clinician and receive health information. Prizes, refreshments and giveaways will also be available.

The EPHC women’s health program provides expanded primary health and preventive health services for women who qualify at no cost. Services include annual well woman exams, mammograms, Pap test, high blood pressure and diabetes management, family planning and birth control methods, STD and HIV testing. Abortion services are not offered.

The open clinic event is available for women, 18 years of age and older, who are uninsured and have no Medicaid, Medicare or similar health services. Proof of income must be provided for women who are employed.

For more information on the open clinic call 325-676-6634.

R. C. Smith

It is with great sadness that I tell you of the passing of R.C. Smith.

Anyone that went to school in Santa Anna in the 60's or 70's probably was coached or taught by Coach Smith or went to school with a Smith.

Visitation for R. C. Smith will be Tuesday from 6 - 8 p.m. At Allcorn Funeral Home in Coleman.

A Celebration of life will be on Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Santa Anna High School Auditorium.

An account has been set up at the Santa Anna National Bank named: R C Smith Courts Scholarship Fund. P O Box 668 Santa Anna, TX 76878.

The children of R C Smith are proud of their dad and his contributions to his beloved Santa Anna ISD:
1959 - 1964 head coach/ teacher
1969. High school principal
1972- 1975. K-8. Principal
1975 high school principal
1976 -1983 superintendent
1983-1986 k-8 principal
1986- 1999 math teacher
2000-2013 volunteer track coach with the highlight being Hannah Hartman earning 2nd in state in pole vault and 3rd in the hurdles

As tennis coach from 1975-86.
43 state qualifiers

7 decades of service to Santa Anna schools

We would like to raise money to have a permanent sign put up. So Monday we set up an account at the Santa Anna National Bank to donate to have this sign built and erected , any extra money would be used for scholarships for Santa Anna students . So any donation will be appreciated. The name of the account is R C Smith courts scholarship Fund Santa Anna National Bank P O Box 668 Santa Anna, TX 76878.

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