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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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Coleman County Livestock Show Little Britches

Submitted by Sarah Beal

The Little Britches Division at the 2011 Coleman County Livestock Show was held on Sunday, January 16th at the Goree Expo Center. Sarah Beal served as Little Britches Superintendent and interviewed each participant as they came into the showring. There were 30 participants this year, which included 2 miniature hereford steers, 10 goats and lambs and 18 hogs. Each participant exhibited their animal in the showring and all did an excellent job and received a blue ribbon and $1 for their efforts. These young participants ranged in age 2 to 8. These youngsters are too young to participate in the livestock show so this gives them the opportunity to participate in a positive, non-competitive environment. Congratulations to our future exhibitors on a job well done.

Lady Mountaineers All Tournament Selections

The Lady Mountaineers battled in the Rochelle and Lohn Basketball Tournaments in December returning home with 2nd place trophies. Juniors Kaitlyn Krause and Stevie VanVoast were named to the All Tournament Team in Rochelle, and Seniors Sarah Herrod and Loren Pritchard were named All Tournament Team for Lohn.

Lady Mountaineers Continue Winning Streak!

Santa Anna ladies traveled to Zephyr on January 21st to take on the Zephyr Lady Bulldogs. Zephyr’s winning reputation precedes them every year. The Bulldogs are currently sitting 3rd in the 27-A Division II district. The Lady Mountaineers who were undefeated in district play continued their winning pattern. The ladies started slowly, but came back after the half to score 20 points in the 3rd quarter. They were leading the Lady Bulldogs 41-15 at the beginning of the 4th quarter. An injury requiring a player (Stevie VanVoast) to be picked up by ambulance left the team a little shaken. With only 3 minutes left in the game, Zephyr scored a quick 10 points to lesson the Lady Mountaineer lead. Kaitlyn Krause and Sarah Herrod had tremendous games offensively and defensively. Krause finished up with 24 points and Herrod 12 points. The final score was Lady Mountaineers 49 and Lady Bulldogs 30. Team Stats:
Free Throw-60%
Field Goal-54%
Krause-24 points, 3 steals, 2 assists, 5 rebounds, 75%-FG
Herrod-12 points- 4 steals, 3 assists, 5 rebounds, 1 blocked shot
Pritchard-4 points, FG-66%, 4 rebounds, 1 steal
Tobin-1 assist
Holland-2 rebounds
P. Guerrero-4 points, 1 rebound, 5 assists, 2 steals
King- 4 points, 5 rebounds, FG-66%
VanVoast-4 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal

JV Lady Mountaineers

The Santa Anna JV girls defeated the Zephyr Lady Bulldogs on January 20 with a score of 45-6. The leading scorer was Kourtney Guerrero with 17 points. Kourtney hit 5 three pointers and one 2 point shot. Genia Jones scored 14 points, Amber Musick scored 10, and Angel Stewart scored 4. Courtlyn Lishka led the team in steals. The JV will see action again at home on January 25. They will be hosting Victory Life.


The Junior High Mountaineers defeated the Brookesmith Mustangs last week with a score of 40 to 15. Then Monday evening they went to Zephyr and returned home with a loss by 6 points with a final score of 41 to 47. They return to action Saturday morning at Coleman Jr. High at 10:15.

Tuesday January 11th the Mountaineers lost to Panther Creek. Sr. Kenneth McMillan led the teams score with 14 points followed by Sr. Christian Washington with 10pts. Their next scheduled game is Friday at Zephyr with tip-off at 5pm beginning with the JV Lady Mountaineers!

County Stock Show Sponsors

The Coleman County Livestock Show had event sponsorships this year from Johnson Feed Barn/Purina/Nutrena, Bledsoe Ford/Ford Motor Company and Williams Tire Store/BF Goodrich/Michelin/Yokohama Tires. The sponsorship funds were used to boost the prize money that the exhibitors received at the show. A big thank you to these fine sponsors of the county show.

Redmon's Hungry Indian Barbecue and Smokehouse

Opening Wednesday 19,2011 the Redmon's Hungry Indian Barbecue and Smokehouse on 200 Wallis Ave. We are opening at 4:30 am with breakfast burritos and sausage/biscuits. Meals will be served around 10:30 am until closing. For this week we are having chopped brisket sandwiches/chips or a BBQ brisket plate with potato salad,beans, onions, pickles, cherry peppers, and peach cobbler. Please come join us. We would like to thank all of Santa Anna for the support we have received in getting the restaurant open. Coffee and tea drinkers are welcome.
Pat and Karen Redmon

Lady Mountaineers 60
Panther Creek 16

The Lady Mountaineers jumped off to an early start in the win over the Panther Creek Lady Panthers on January 11th. The SA girls scored a quick 36 points in the 1st half with a score of 36-10. The second half continued to work in their favor outscoring Panther Creek 24-6. The final score was 60-16! Team stats are below:
Herrod-19 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists and 1 steal
Pritchard-10 points, 10 rebounds, and 3 steals
Krause-7 points, 4 rebounds and 1 assist
Coats-7 points, 2 rebounds, 1 steal, 1 blocked shot
Tobin- 4 points, 2 rebounds, 1 blocked shot
Holland-4 points, 2 rebounds, 3 assists
King-4 points, 6 rebounds, 1 steal
Paige Guerrero-2 points, 3 rebounds 4 assists
Van Voast-2 points, 4 rebounds, 1 steal
Jones-1 point, 2 rebounds, 1 assist

Lady Mountaineers Beat Brookesmith 50-31

On January 14th the Santa Anna Lady Mountaineers traveled to Brookesmith for their 6th District 27A-ll. The girls started off the first half a little shaky shooting approximately 30% from the field. The second half improved with the girls shooting 80% from the line and 40 % from the field. The Lady Mountaineers wrapped up the first round of district play with a 6-0 record. They will start the second round on Friday against Zephyr. The player’s stats are listed below:
Herrod-21 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists and 4 steals
Pritchard-8 points, 8 rebounds,
Krause-7 points, 5 rebounds, 4 steals, and 1 blocked shot
King-7 points, 3 steals
Paige Guerrero-6 points, 5 assists, 3 steals
Van Voast 1 point, 5 rebounds, 3 steals

2011 Coleman County Livestock Show Award Donors

Submitted by Sarah Beal
2011 Coleman County Livestock Show Buckle Donors:
Jay and Willene Davis:
Weldon Davis Memorial Award
Grand Champion Steer

Santa Anna National Bank:
Grand Champion Lamb

Bledsoe Ford:
Grand Champion Meat Goat

Coleman County Special Utility District:
Grand Champion Barrow

Nelda Copley:
Grand Champion Rabbit

Heath & Danielle Hemphill:
Sr. Steer Showmanship

Williams Tire Store:
Jr. Steer Showmanship

First Coleman National Bank:
Sr. Lamb Showmanship

Hall’s Processing:
Jr. Lamb Showmanship

Coleman County State Bank:
Sr. Swine Showmanship

Sherman & Tammy Smith:
Jr. Swine Showmanship

Jo Ann Allen:
Willard Allen Memorial Award
Sr. Meat Goat Showmanship

Sandy & Barbara Neal:
Jr. Meat Goat Showmanship

2011 Coleman County Livestock Show Bag Donors:
Jack & Carole Horne:
C. M. Huckabee Memorial
Reserve Champion Steer

Kirby Vanover:
Reserve Champion Lamb

Coleman County Farm Bureau:
Reserve Champion Barrow

Chris & Cindy Jamison:
Reserve Champion Meat Goat

Bill & Ginger Sneed
Champion American Steer

Dona Triplitt/ Lazy T Ranch:
Ted Triplitt Memorial
Reserve American Steer

Coleman County Steer Coalition
Champion English Steer

Don & Vicki Allen
Allen Simmentals:
Reserve English Steer

Henry & Margie Dodson:
Champion European Steer

Henderson Funeral Home:
Reserve European Steer

Davis Farm & Ranch Supply:
Champion Finewool Lamb

Santa Anna National Bank:
Dr. Wesley Wise Memorial
Champion Medium Wool Lamb

Johnson Feed Barn:
Champion Crossbred Lamb

Collier Watson-CPA:
Champion Southdown Lamb

Levi Dunlap
Champion Hair Sheep

Dick & Virginia Jamison
Champion Hamp Barrow

Mr. & Mrs. Bill Merryman:
Champion Duroc Barrow

Harold & Caroline Skelton:
Champion White OPB Barrow

Coleman County Electric Cooperative:
Champion Black OPB Barrow

Steve & Sarah Beal:
Champion Crossbred Barrow

Randall & Peggy Brown:
Reserve Champion Rabbit

Coleman County Livestock Show Committee:
Top Buyer Plaque

Show Blanket Awards:

Nathan & Amanda Wise:
Joe Ed Wise Memorial
Grand Champion Meat Goat

Family of Bill Hightower:
In Honor of William B. Hightower
Retired Mozelle, Santa Anna and Coleman Ag Teacher
Grand Champion Lamb

Santa Anna Stock Show Results

Courtesy SAHS Annual Staff


Sara Herrod - Grand Champion Rabbits

Ashley Gibson - Reserve Grand Champion Rabbits


Jessica Robertson - Grand Champion Lamb

DJ Mattes - Reserve Grand Champion Lamb

Cody Robertson - Junior Lamb Showmanship
Jessica Robertson - Senior Showmanship


Robby Mattes - Grand Champion Goat

DJ Mattes - Reserve Grand Champion Goat
Junior Showmanship Goats


Shelbe Murray - Reserve Grand Champion Steer
Junior Steer Showmanship

Caitlyn Murray - Grand Champion Steer
Senior Steer Showmanship

Swine (Gilt Show)

Sara Pelton - Grand Champion Gilt

Kenneth McMillan - Reserve Grand Champion Gilt


Caitlyn Murray - Grand Champion Swine
Senior Swine Showmanship

Alex DeLeon -Reserve Grand Champion Swine

Swine Junior Showmanship Taylor Guerrero


On Thursday, February 17, Santa Anna ISD will host a workshop in the SAISD library at 6:30 p.m. Ronny Barnes, of Panhandle-Plains Higher Education Authority, will be on hand to assist seniors and their parents as they fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. The FAFSA is the qualifying instrument for the Pell Grant, which is the common starting point for all financial aid. The process should last approximately one hour, with time for individual help and/or questions to follow. Refreshments will be provided.

This process will be applicable to any school, university, or training program after high school. If you have questions about this important workshop, please contact the counselor at 348-3136, during school hours.


Submitted by Robert Greer:

On the morning of 5 January 2011 my wife and I were leaving with our trailer from the deer lease when we ran in to trouble, due to the trailer brakes locking up on our trailer. Not knowing anyone I tried to correct the problem which I later found out was extreme and I could not correct the problem. I noticed an individual who stopped and asked if we need assistance, which we did, this individual took charge and took me and my wife into town to get use some coffee and started the process of getting our problem corrected. With out these great and generous people ( W.B Wesley and Albet Holland) we would have been in serious trouble. The community of Santa Anna can be proude to know that they have such great and helpfull individuals in there community. These individuals came to my and my wife aid and took charge to help us and I wish to express my heart felt thanks to the citizens of Santa Anna and these two individuals.

2011 Coleman County Livestock Show

Submitted by Sarah Beal
The 80th Coleman County Livestock Show will be held on January 15th through 18th. The 2011 show will have 163 exhibitors with 331 animal projects which include 26 steers, 25 pens of rabbits, 133 hogs, 75 lambs and 72 meat goats. The 2010 show had 368 animals with 17 steers, 37 pens of rabbits, 162 hogs, 73 lambs and 89 meat goats. The show will be held in the Goree Expo Center on the Coleman County Youth Activity grounds. There is no admission to the show and all interested persons are invited to come out and support the youth of our county. These students must be a member of 4-H or FFA organizations to compete in the show. The animal projects are a big commitment of time and money for the students. Countless hours are spent working to train, groom, correctly feed and exercise these animals to prepare for competition. Many good lessons are learned that will impact these students for the rest of their lives.

The Livestock show committee that plans and runs the show is a dedicated group of individuals that have shown animals and are committed to making our county show the best it can be. These people volunteer many hours to the show in planning and preparation.

The Coleman County TEEA group will again have a concession on site in the Bill Franklin Center. Meals will be served on Sunday and Monday. Proceeds from the concession sales go to scholarships and promotion of youth activities in the county. Come out and support these fine ladies and enjoy some of their delicious homemade goodies.

The Little Britches division which features young children that are not eligible to show in the regular show will exhibit their animals at 3:00 pm on Sunday afternoon during a break in the hog show. This division gives our youngsters an experience in the show ring and helps us to build the interest of our future exhibitors.

The show will feature the “Food Show” to be held in the Franklin Center with judging on Saturday night. Foods will be displayed on Sunday and Monday for public viewing. Come out and see these culinary delights that our talented youth cooks conjure up.

The sale will be held in the Bill Franklin Center beginning at noon on Tuesday, January 18th. Awards will be presented as the animals are sold. Our county show sale is unique in that every exhibitor may sell an animal. Most county shows only allow the top placing animals to sell. The sale is run by the order of placings so that the champions are sold first. We are fortunate to have a great bunch of local supporters and our sale has been amazing over the past years. Everyone is invited to come and purchase animals at the sale.

The Body Shop

Santa Anna's newest business is open for business. The Body Shop Gym and Fitness located at 800 Wallis Avenue is owned by David and Kristi Herrod. Their slogan is "Workin' Out the Dents".

The Body Shop will open Monday through Friday from 5:00 AM until 9:00 PM, and Saturdays from 9:00 AM until 5:00 PM.

The Body Shop has a lot of weight lifting machines, free weights, tanning beds and will start Monday, Wednesday, Friday Zumba classes starting at 6:00 PM.

Call or e-mail them for more information at 325-348-7056 or


Submitted by Judy Meister
The community of Santa Anna would like to recognize Curtis Fellers, Harold Fahrlender, Rick Reece and Ron Reece for the time and labor they contributed in erecting and dissembling of the town Christmas light decorations.

We would also like to thank the Coleman County Telephone Coop for providing the Bucket Truck that was used for the process.

2011 Coleman County Livestock Show

Submitted by Sarah Beal
The 2011 Coleman County Livestock Show will be held on January 15th, 16th, 17th, with the sale and awards program on Tuesday, January 18th .

The schedule is as follows:

2011 Coleman County Stock
Goree Expo Center
Saturday, January 15, 2011
Rabbits: Weigh In 6:00 PM Show 7:00 p.m.
SUNDAY, January 16, 2011
LITTLE BRITCHES SHOW : Approx. 3:00 p.m.
MONDAY, January 18, 2011
STEERS: 8:00 a.m.
LAMBS: 11:00 a.m. or immediately following the Steer Show
MEAT GOATS: Immediately following the Lamb Show

Stock Show Chairperson for 2011 is Sarah Beal.
Superintendents and judges for the divisions are as follows:
Cattle Superintendent: Ross Burdick with Judge Brandon Anderson of Haskell, TX
Market Lambs Superintendent: Rodney Ivy with Judge Steve Sturtz of San Angelo, TX
Market Barrows and Gilts Superintendent: Sherman Smith with Judge Brandon Anderson
Meat Goats Superintendent: Nathan Wise with Judge Steve Sturtz
Rabbits Superintendent: Sarah Beal with Judge Chris Beard of Albany, TX
Little Britches Superintendent: Sarah Beal
Sale Chairman: Patrick Justiss

Several changes and improvements have been made for this year to make the county show a better show for our youth exhibitors and volunteers. Among the improvements are the purchase of new panels for the steer division and Show Works software (which will break the weight classes, post results, set up sale order and assist with bookkeeping of the sale). A sale committee has been established which will assist with promotion of the sale. Representatives include: Dusty Greaves, Jennifer Short, Scott Hunter, Nathan Wise and Stephanie Moore. The lamb division has a new breed class, Hair Sheep. Sand has been put into the show arena to allow for better footing. The Rabbit division has really grown over the past two years and so to allow the rabbit exhibitors to get their recognition, the rabbit show will now be held on Saturday night at 7:00 p.m. The rabbits will be placed into three smaller classes to allow for better placings.

Come out and watch the show and support our county youth. These students have spent lots of time and money on their animal projects.

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.

Santa Anna ISD

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