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Remember Those Who Serve

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 to Montie Guthrie for helping me out with this list.

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George Tucker

George Walter Tucker of Lubbock departed this life on Thursday, December 23, 2010 at the age of 84. He was born August 21, 1926 in Coleman County to the late Edward Roy and Lillie Mae (Williams) Tucker. He graduated from Santa Anna High School in 1943. George was married Mabel Eva Richeaux in Louisiana.

George was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in World War II. Upon Honorable Discharge, he worked in the steel construction business until retirement. In 2000, he moved to Lubbock from Conroe. He was a member of the Catholic Church.

George’s memory will be cherished by his sister, Sarah Sybil Williams of Lubbock; sister-in-law, Juanita A. Tucker of Midland; step-son, Ronnie Ougel of Houston; six grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, two brothers, James Arthur Tucker and Roy Earl Tucker; one sister, Velma Inez Guthrie; and one step-son, Russell Ougel.

Mass will be at 9:00 a.m. Tuesday, December 27, 2010 at St. John Neumann Catholic Church in Lubbock. Interment will follow at 3:00 p.m. at Santa Anna City Cemetery.

Arrangements are under the personal care of Combest Family Funeral Homes of Lubbock. To register or send condolences you may visit


Words from my Facebook friend and my daughter Chrystal:

Please pray for all of those families that have lost a loved one during the holidays- the Morgans, Isbells, Padillas, and Sheffields. My thoughts and prayers go out to each of you.

Bake Sale to Benefit Morgan Family

A bake sale will be taking place on December 28 to benefit the Morgan Family at the Santa Anna National Bank. Any and all donations will be greatly appreciated

Coleman County Retired Teacher's Give Books to Students

Submitted by Sarah Beal

The Coleman County Retired Teacher's organization gave a new hardback book to each Pre-Kindergarten and Headstart student in the Coleman, Santa Anna, Novice and Panther Creek elementary schools. Chapter President Bennett Ragsdale is shown with the students in Sarah Beal's Pre-K morning class and their books. The students are so excited to receive a book that they can call their own and keep forever. A big thanks to retired teachers for this worthy endeavor.

Santa Claus is Coming to Town

At least that is what I heard!

Santa is going to be at the home of Ray and Jean Findley on 205 North Pole Street (North 8th) December 18th and December 22nd and 23rd from 6:00-8:00PM.

Just look for Santa'a Sleigh parked in the front yard!

Santa' Sleigh and reindeer ready to fly

Santa fixes the stockings at Santa's Rest Stop

Benefit for Teri Edmiston

Submitted by: Judy Meister

A benefit spaghetti supper will also take place for Teri Edmiston on Sunday, Dec. 12th at the Double H Family Dining, 105 N. Houston in Santa Anna from 4 p.m.

SAHS Basketball at Lohn Tournament

The SAHS basketball teams will be at the Lohn Tournament this weekend.

The Lady Mountaineers will start off with Blackwell Thursday at 4:00 and play either Brookesmith or Panther Creek on Friday at 12:15PM if they lose or 6:15PM if they win.

The Mountaineers will start off with Blackwell Thursday at 5:15 and play either Brady Freshman or Paint Rock on Friday at 11:00AM if they lose or 9:45AM if they win.

Two Nights of Christmas in a Small Town

Submitted by Judy Meister
The event will take place this year on December 10th & 11th. Wine Tasting, extended shopping and more on those days. Also integrated into this event will be a fund raiser to benefit the Santa Anna Library. Merchants throughout the community will be accepting donations for a much needed Heating and Air Conditioning unit for the Library.

Book Signing at Frau Meister's Mercantile

On Saturday afternoon, December 11th, Author, Jan Carrington and Illustrator, Judia Terry will be signing copies of their children's book, "Thunder Monsters" at Frau Meister's Mercantile in Santa Anna during the annual "2 Nights Of Christmas In A Small Town." For further information, you may call 325-348-3134.

Coleman County Livestock Show Swine Workday

The Coleman County Livestock Show Swine committee is holding a workday in the Goree Expo Center on Thursday, December 9th, beginning at 5:30 pm to set up pens for the upcoming swine show on December 18th. The pens will remain setup for the annual stockshow to be held in January. All swine exhibitors and parents are encouraged to attend and assist in setting up pens.

Friday Ramble

Somebody stole my gas powered Homelite Mightly Lite Leaf Blower out of my garage a couple of weeks ago.

This worked last time when I lost my roofing nail gun so I will try it again.

I am offering a $20 reward for the return of my leaf blower. No questions asked and you can have a clear conscience.

I never have been one to lock things up too much. I always figured if someone wants it bad enough to steal it then they need it worse than I do. They would probably do whatever it takes to steal it anyhow.

Lock your doors and load your guns!

Friday Night Lights

The Mountaineers and Lady Mountaineers are playing in the Rochelle Tournament but I couldn't find a schedule or bracket online.

Two weeks ago my Brother-in-law Earl Ellis and I went and watched Richland Springs play Jonesboro in a lopsided game in Comanche that ended with Richland Springs winning 58-0 at half. We listened the Brownwood a Goldthwaite games on the way back home and stopped in Early to catch the last of the overtime game between Walnut Springs and Knox City that ended 49-48.

Last week Jessica, Chris Cheaney, and I met up with Tom, Briana, and Cason Guthrie and went to Buda to watch the Goldthwaite Eagles take on the Ganado Indians in great game that the Eagles cam from behind to win. Scoring 14 points in the 4th quarter the Eagles won 21-14 despite an injury to their All-State Quarterback.

But where to go this week?

A great six man game at 7:30 in Comanche would be number one Richland Springs versus the number two Milford. Richland barely beat Milford in the first game of the year 58-56.

The undefeated Brownwood Lions game versus the undefeated Monahans Loboes is in San Angelo at 7:30.

But I think Earl and I are going meet up with Chris and the Guthries to catch those Goldthwaite Eagles play a rematch with their district opponent the Mason Punchers in Marble Falls at 7:30. Goldthwaite won the regular season match up pretty easily 42-7 but this is the playoffs. Read this great story about the State Champion Goldthwaite Eagles regular season meeting with the Mason Punchers: AREA HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL NOTEBOOK: Goldthwaite shows strength on, off field at Mason

2010 Christmas Gathering

The Coleman County Historical Commission
Invites you and yours
To the December meeting of the
Better known as the party.
Pot luck
We will furnish drinks and coffee

We ask each person attending to provide a dish that your family thinks is the best ever made. Be it salad, sandwich makings, desserts, or chips and dip.
We will hold a very short meeting to appoint our new chair person and staff after the parade. Then we will visit and enjoy the friends made over the year(s).
We will hold this meeting at the 1st Coleman National Bank Clubroom.


Small blue/grey female kitten
Tailless (Part Manx)
4-5 months old
Missing since Thanksgiving Day
In Santa Anna
Call 636-3545 or 636-3546

Reward offered

DECEMBER 7TH & 9TH, 2010

AARP Safe-Driving Course will be held on Tuesday, December 7th, and Thursday, Dec. 9th, 2010, 7:00 to 9:00 PM (Arrive on Tuesday at 6:30 PM for Registration please). The course will be held at “The Learning Center”, 213 Pecos, Coleman, TX 76834 (former Adventist Church building, NE corner of Pecos & College) one block west of the ‘Shoppin’ Baskit’ grocery store in Coleman.

Anyone is invited to attend this course, however both sessions of the course must be attended to receive a certificate of completion. Cost is $12.00 for AARP Members (Must show current AARP Member Card), and $14.00 for non-AARP members. Cash or checks (payable to ‘AARP’) will be accepted.

This safe-driving course is designed to help persons review and refresh safe driving techniques (especially older adults). It is not a substitute for a driver education program, rather it is a refresher course for those who have valid Driver Licenses. It will update those attending, on changes in the laws and other information they may not be aware of, pertaining to safe driving practices. Young people 18+ may attend. (They must show proof of insurance & current Driver License.)

You may call (325) 625-2060, for more information on the event. Another positive benefit of the course: Check with your insurance company to verify if certification will help lower your insurance rate!! - Note: Those seeking to satisfy a court judgment for a driving course MUST check with their judge to see if this course will qualify for that purpose.

This will not only be a learning experience, but will be a time of enjoying fellowship with those attending. SEE YOU THERE!!!!

Santa Anna Foundation Applies for Texas Historic Cemetery Marker

An application for a Texas Historic Cemetery marker has been submitted to the Texas Historic Commission on behalf of the Santa Anna Cemetery by the Santa Anna Foundation in cooperation with the Santa Anna Cemetery Association. The Santa Anna Foundation is an organization formed to promote historic and economic development in Santa Anna, as well as scholastic achievment by awarding scholarships to graduating SAHS Seniors in partnership with the Santa Anna Ex Students Association. The application was reviewed and approved at the November meeting of the Coleman County Historic Commission and forwarded on to the state for review and approval.

The Santa Anna Cemetery received Texas Historic Cemetery designation last year after the application process was completed by Santa Anna Foundation President James Pelton who is also Second Vice President of the Santa Anna Cemetery Association. The designation is prerequisite of the marker application. The marker cost is $1600.00 and is not funded by the state so the Foundation is soliciting and accepting donations from anyone that is interested in participating in the project. By Texas Historic Commission policy donors can not be listed on the marker but will be recognized during the marker dedication ceremony.

Officers of the Santa Anna Foundation are Rod Musick - Executive Director, James Pelton - President , Montie Guthrie III - Secretary, John Hensley - Treasurer, Betsy Jones, and Tom Guthrie.

Santa Anna Cemetery Association Board members are Oma Dean Horner - President, Pat Vance - First Vice President, James Pelton - Second Vice President, Coyita Bowker as Secretary Treasurer, John Pearce, Wanda Campbell, and David Karthauser.

Those that wish to donate to the Santa Anna Foundation or to the Santa Anna Cemetery Historical Marker project can send their donation to PO Box 3 Santa Anna TX 76878. Donations can also be sent to the Santa Anna Cemetery Association at PO Box 97 Santa Anna TX 76878. Either way, please note Historical Marker if that is what you want your donation to go for.

First Baptist Church Baked Goods Fundraiser

Twelve teenagers from First Baptist Church-Santa Anna are working really hard in hopes of raising enough money to go on an International mission trip in summer 2011. Orders for a Baked Goods Pre-Sale can be placed ANYTIME during the holiday season AND you specify when you want your FRESH, HOMEMADE baked goods to be DELIVERED!! 100% of the profits from the items sold will go directly to the FBC Youth Mission Trip Fund. Thanks in advance for all your support!

**For more info please contact Betsy Jones at 348-9218, Darla Perry at 348-9259, or Stephanie Hartman Edwards at 348-3337.

Christmas in Bronte

Call all Arts and Crafts Vendors.

Christmas in Bronte Dec. 4th. for more information or City Hall (325) 473-3501. Booths are still available for Christmas in Bronte. The arts and crafts will be set up on Main St. inside a large open building with heating and restrooms.

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