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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.

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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Lady Mountaineer Softball

Lady Mountaineers win thier second district game against Eden. Eden scored 3 runs in the 1st inning, but the Mountaineers came back and scored 18 total runs. The hitting was lead by Kourtney Guerrero and Kindsey Holland who both went 4 for 6 in hitting. Along with this, the girls had 15 stolen bases. Genia Jones took the mound in the 2nd inning and struck out 12 Batters and allowed only 4 hits. The Lady Mountainers travel to Winters on Friday to start the second half of District.

The Santa Anna Lady Mountaineers are selling Softball T-Shirts.

T-Shirts are white.
Cost is $14
All orders must be paid in advance. No extra t-shirts will be ordered!

Available Sizes: Youth X-Small (2-4), Youth Small (6-8), Youth Medium (10-12), Youth Large (14-16), Adult Small, Adult Medium, Adult Large, Adult X-Large, Adult 2X +$2.00, Adult 3X +$3.00, Adult 4X +$4.00

T-Shirt order forms and payment must be turned in by Friday, April 1st at 1pm

If you have any questions, you may contact Katrina Guerrero at 348-3136.

Hard Work pays off for Santa Anna High School One Act Play

After many months of hard work from cast and crew alike, competition began Tuesday afternoon with the arrival of Zone contest. Five One Act Plays competed and Santa Anna came away as one of two advancing plays. They picked up five awards along the way and are now preparing for District Competition that will be held next Tuesday in Bronte.

Awards that were received are: Shawn Robertson was named Best Actor. Charity Holland received All-Star Cast award. Honorable Mention awards went to Amber Musick and Lauren Denis and the Honor Crew Award went to Mariah Murray. They are directed by Ginger Vinson and assisted by Christina Rosenbusch.

Pictured are: Zach Diaz, Mariah Murray, Loren Pritchard, Amber Musick, Makaylah Morris, Spencer Gilbreath, Kianna Albritton, Charity Holland, Kelsie Tobin, Aspyn King, Ginger Vinson, Lauren Denis, and Shawn Robertson

Hilderbran Seeking Applicants for Scholarship Program

AUSTIN – Rep. Harvey Hilderbran (R-Kerrville) will once again award scholarships totaling $2,000 to District 53 students graduating from an accredited high school in May 2011.

Students can apply by obtaining an application form from their high school senior counselor, who will forward all entries to Hilderbran’s office for judging. Students must live and attend school within District 53 in order to qualify.

In addition to the application form, students should submit a one-page response to an essay question regarding voter identification.

High school counselors will submit all applications by April 29, and Hilderbran will announce the scholarship winners by May 13.

For more information, please contact Hilderbran’s office at 512-463-0536 or

M. L. Guthrie Honored at Double H

Submitted by: Judy Meister

On Sunday, March 13th, the Double H Family Dining in Santa Anna hosted an event to honor life long resident, Montie Lester Guthrie Jr. Around 40 friends and family members attended the pot luck affair.

Host, Shannon Enriquez displayed photos provided to her by Lane Guthrie, of the crew’s favorite customer dating back as early as the 1930’s, as well as expressing her gratitude and the restaurant employees’ deep admiration and fondness of the elder Guthrie.

M.L., or as some folks call him, Grandpa was born in Santa Anna in 1919, to parents Montie Lester Guthrie (Rat) and Hattie Tom Miles Guthrie. Since that time, he has only been apart from the community while attending college in San Marcos, during a brief time working in Brownwood, and while serving in the United Sates Army Air Corps during World War II.

His time serving our country took him to Brooks Air Force Base in San Antonio, Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas, Nevada, Scott Air Force Base in Illinois, Mirana Army Air Field in Arizona and “Last Stop USA” Camp Shanks in New York.

Guthrie found himself boarding the Queen Elizabeth bound for Scotland where he served as an MP on the ship’s forward bow. Staff Sergeant Guthrie then made his way to Hardwick Air Base in England where he served as radio tower personnel.

After returning to his beloved Santa Anna, Guthrie married Billie Raye Barnett, and began his career working for the Untied States Postal Service. The two remained in the community where they found joy in raising sons, Montie Lester Guthrie III and Gordon Lane Guthrie, as well as ranching and dabbling in antiques.

Guthrie has been, and remains to be the inspiration and backbone of his family’s devotion to the community.

The 91 year old Guthrie says, “I’m a lucky man. I’ve got a good family, six grandkids, six great grandkids and great friends.”

Double H Family Dining Crew in Photo from bottom left to right Shannon Enriquez, Montie Lester Guthrie Jr. And Wendy Morris,
From top left to right are Maria Arellano, Denise McGowen and Thelma Brooker.
Photo taken by Lane Guthrie

Region 15 ATPE members Lobby Day at the Capitol

Region 15 ATPE members met with Isaac Albarado (aide to Representative Harvey Hildebrand) on February 14th, which was ATPE Lobby Day at the Capitol. These members voiced their concerns over state education funding. ATPE members were recognized with honorary resolutions in the Senate and House Chambers during the sessions held that day.

Pictured are Rita Pitts and Mary Loyd of Ballinger ISD, Isaac Albarado, Darlene Kelly, Region XV President of Ballinger and Sarah Beal, Region XV Director of Coleman ISD.

Washington Named to All-District Basketball Team

Christian Washington from Santa Anna high school was recently named second team all-district in basketball.

Mountaineer Softball

The Mountaineer softball team opens first District Season with a win over Winters 9-2. Genia Jones had 9 strikeouts with the complete game and her first win.

The girls had 9 hits total with Christina Diaz leading the way.

Winters scored 2 runs in the 1st inning, but once the girls calmed down, they were able to shut them out the rest of the way. The girls will play Menard (away) 4:30pm on Friday the 11th, El Dorado (home) 1pm on Saturday the 12th, and Miles (away) 10am on Monday the 14th.

The team includes infielders:
Genia Jones, Kindsey Holland, Loren Pritchard, Courtlyn Lishka, Aspyn King, and Caitlyn Murray

Christina Diaz, Kourtney Guererro, Amber Musick, and Shelbi Newton

The team is coached by James Eubank and David Garcia.

Mountaineer Tennis Team Competes in San Angelo

The Mountaineer Tennis Team traveled to San Angelo on Friday the March 4th to participate in the Cornerstone Christian School Tournament. The boys doubles team of Spencer Gilbreath and Kenneth McMillan won the consolation side of the bracket by defeating the doubles team from Eden in straight sets (6-2, 6-4). The mixed doubles team of Kindsey Holland and Michael Dancy took home 3rd place honors by defeating the team from Eden (6-3, 6-2). The girls doubles duo of Sarah Herrod and Makaylah Morris defeated the doubles team from Baird (6-3, 6-0) in the final round to take home first place medals in the tournament. Herrod and Morris’ toughest match of the tournament was in the first round against district opponents from Paint Rock. They were down 7 games to 4 in an eight game pro set before coming back to tie the match at eight all and then won the match 10-8 in a tie breaker. The Mountaineer Tennis team will compete again on Friday March 11th at home in the Santa Anna Tennis Tournament.

Santa Anna Foundation Receives Approval For Texas Historic Cemetery Marker

An application for a Texas Historic Cemetery marker has been approved by 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 now 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.

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.

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 James Pelton - President, Pat Vance - First Vice President, Oma Dean Horner - Second Vice President, Coyita Bowker as Secretary Treasurer, John Pearce, Wanda Campbell, and David Karthauser.

Lady Mountaineers

I finally got around to the last girls game photos and it was painful but here are some of my favorites:

The rest are in the game album on the Sports Page or directly to the album February 25th - Regional Semi Final at Regional Tournament - Austin ISD Burger Center: Lady Mountaineers 25 - Knippa Lady Rockcrushers 59


Laura Keeney's family would like to extend thanks to our entire county. We know so many were praying during Mom's illness. We received lots of beautiful cards and calls of encouragement. Mom is still on her journey back to a "normal" life. Thanks again for all the blessings we received from you!
May God Bless You All,
LeRoy, Laura Keeney, and family

Sharon' Beauty Salon

To all of my customers/friends, thank you for your patience, prayers and encouragement while Mom has been so sick. After spending 49 days in Baylor Hospital, I can hardly wait to be in my salon again! Hope to be running "full steam" soon. Call for your appointment.
Sharon Guthrie


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Contact: James Bible, Supt.
701 Bowie St. Santa Anna, TX 76878
Phone (325) 348-3136
Fax (325) 348-3142

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