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SAHS Varsity Cheerleaders

The 2016-2017 Santa Anna Varsity Cheerleaders are Kloey Guerrero, Taylor Guerrero, Madison Diaz, Madison Wise, Jaymee Corns – manager, Breanna Michon, Marin Guthrie, Jaylie Jones – head cheerleader, Delaynee Absher, and mascot- Alexis Washington.

Santa Anna Cemetery Donations and Memorials

The Santa Anna Cemetery Association wishes to thank the following for their donations and memorials. All gifts are greatly appreciated.

Memorials to the Santa Anna Cemetery by the following:

In memory of the Lowe family by Johnny and Caroyln Mayo

In memory of Sylvia Herring by Dorthea, Stephen, and Amelia Gilmore

In memory of Will Holt Family and Horace Turner Family by Robert Turner

In memory of Vicky Sanderson by Kathy and John Pearce

In memory of Casey Clifton by Ted and Nelda Clifton

In memory of Hal Souder by Marian Souder

In memory of the Bouchillan Family by Makaylah Hall

In memory of Maggie Robinett by:
Novelle Boylston
Gary Patterson

In memory of Jack Kingsbery by:
First State Bank of Uvalde
Mr. & Mrs. Ron Chapman
Mary Woodward
Fred Oakes
Richard and Susie Bass
Betty Mathis
Tracy & Cheryl King
Margaret Ann Jarratt
Charlotte Cassin
Novelle Boylston

Donations to the Santa Anna Cemetery by the following:
James Gilliam
Barbara Cheaney
Janet R. Balke
Nadine Brandon
Mary & Harold White
David Karthauser
Betty Renfro
Jim Davis
Evelyn Kingsbery
Carolee Monroe

If you would like to make a memorial or donation to the Cemetery please mail it to:
Santa Anna Cemetery Association
PO Box 97
Santa Anna, TX 76878.

Community Performance for One Act Play

Santa Anna Community Performance for One Act Play will be Thursday, March 31, at 7:30 p.m. in the Santa Anna High School Auditorium. The play is "Good Bye to the Clown." Admission is free. Donations are accepted. See you there!

Track News for Santa Anna ISD

Mountaineer track up dates
Jacob Herrod - 1st place 100 M run, 1st place long jump
Jacob Gibson - 2nd place discus, 6th place 400 M run
Hunter Hammond - 5th place 400 M run, 6th place 200 M run
Dominac Enriquez - 5th place 1600 Mrun
Jordan Washington - 5th place shot put

Last Friday the HS Girls Track team competed in a meet held in Comanche. Madison Diaz placed 4th in the 100m hurdles. Marin Guthrie placed 5th in the 100m hurdles and 4th in the 300m hurdles. They continue to work hard every week. Nice job Lady Mountaineers!

Lady Mountaineer Softball Report

Santa Anna 6 May 2

Congrats to Lady Mountaineers with a win over May. Our pitching and offense did great, defense was able to keep May from scoring more than 2 runs. Lady Mountaineers will continue to work hard to improve their batting. Lady Mountaineers will travel to Gorman on Friday 4-1-16 for game @ 5:00.

SAM Band Shines at Cisco College Music Festival

The SAM band performed last Thursday at Cisco College and received straight first division ratings for their performance. The band played two selections Ultimatum and Panther in the Sky. The judges were very complimentary saying, “You did a nice job today, really good players and very impressive flute soloists, (Breanna Michon, Katelynne Craig) nice job of balance and blend. (with your potential) You are capable of much more” by judge Wendell Gideon. “Good sounds and balance and very nice performance” judge Jim Perry. “I really like this tune-You also like it because you play it SO well, (Panther in the Sky) There are lots of good and strong players, Keep it up! Congratulations Mountaineers” judge Tom Burns. Alexis Washington, jr. saxophone, commented as the band was leaving the stage.”You think the judges liked it? One of them stood up and applauded” Yes, Yes they did. The band has had a great year so far and will be working on its Spring Concert in May. Mr. Lotspeich commented, “ The band has really worked hard in preparing for the contest and I was extremely proud of their performance. So many of the SAM Band are involved in MANY other activities that the time we have needs to be as productive as possible. I am glad their hard work was rewarded”


The Mountaineer tennis team has competed in several tournaments this season, and have had some very good results. The team competed in the Mason Spring Smash tournament in February, and the boys doubles team of Colton Enriquez and Jacob Herrod defeated teams from Kerrville Tivy, Paint Rock, Llano, and Irion County before picking up their only loss of the year to the number one team from Brady in the championship match. Other notable results from Mason include Domanic Enriquez (Fr) making it to the semifinals in the boys singles consolation bracket, and Marin Guthrie (Fr) advancing to the semifinals in the girls singles consolation bracket.

The team also attended the Brownwood Invitational tournament on March the 3rd. Stand out participants were Marin Guthrie (Fr) who advanced to the girls singles finals in the freshman division, and defeated her opponent from Brownwood to take home the first place honors. Enriquez and Herrod were unable to compete as a team due to an injury. The Santa Anna Tennis Invitational was held on Friday the 18th. Several notable performances include Marin Guthrie (Fr) who took third place overall in the girls singles division and Angie Calfa (Fr) who finished third in the girls singles consolation bracket. Jacob Gibson won his first round boys singles matchup over his opponent from Rochelle before dropping the next match to eventual champion Ty Sensibaugh from Ballinger. Santa Anna boys teams dominated the doubles brackets with the team of Colton Enriquez and Jacob Herrod defeating Mateo Lara and Domanic Enriquez in an all Santa Anna championship match. Santa Anna teams took home three of the top four spots in doubles competition with the team of

Branson and Carson Keeney ending up in fourth place in the same bracket.

The team will travel to Mason on March 30th for the last invitation meet of the year. District competition will be on April the 7th and 8th, also in Mason.

City of Bronte - Annual Citywide Garage Sale

The City of Bronte is hosting their Annual Citywide Garage Sale on May 7th.

Easter Services

The First Presbyterian Church of Santa Anna is having Maundy Thursday and Good Friday services this week. On Thursday having a hamburger supper and Lord Supper service, on Friday the Good Friday service along with special music. Everyone is welcome. Services start at 6:00 PM.

The Ministerial Alliance of Santa Anna is having an Easter Sunrise service at 7:00 AM on Sunday at the armory in Santa Anna. Breakfast will be served following the services. Everyone is welcome.


Contributed by Tex Wright
Wreck at intersection of Wallis (US 67/84) and 5th St. One person was transported by ambulance and electricity was out for several hours due to a broken pole. The white car and the truck were the only vehicles involved.

Santa Anna Cemetery Workday

The Santa Anna Cemetery Association held it's Spring workday on Saturday March the 19th.

There were ten that braved the cool air and a lot of good work was done. Those that attended were: Rob and Sharon Cheaney, Mike and Denise Montgomery, James and Cindy Pelton, Joey Cheaney, Lane Guthrie, Harold Fahrlander, and Steve Martin.

Thanks to all that attended.

A special thanks to Mr. Fahrlander for bringing out his backhoe along with Rex Rae and the Coleman County Telephone Coop.

Santa Anna HS All district basketball honors

All District Basketball Honors for SAHS Mountaineers are as follows:

Ladies-Basketball Honors 2015 – 2016

1st Team

Jaylie Jones

2nd Team

Taylor Guerrero
Shelbie Murray

Honorable Mention

Alexis Washington
Delaynee Absher
Laci Donham

Academic Honors

Breanna Fox
Alexis Washington
Taylor Guerrero
Jaylie Jones
Kloey Guerrero

Boys basketball district honors 2015-1016

1st team

Jacob Gibson
Colton Enriquez

2nd team

Jacob Herrod

Honorable Mention

Jordan Washington
Guy Watts

Academic Honors

Jacob Gibson
Jacob Herrod
DJ Mattes
Chase McIver
Mateo Lara

Maggie Cope Robinett 1924-2016

It is with great sadness that I tell you of the passing of Maggie Robinett.

Maggie Cope Robinett, age 92 of Santa Anna passed away Sunday afternoon, March 13, 2016, at the Coleman County Medical Center.

Maggie was born January 17, 1924, in Coleman County, Texas to William Dan & Elva Cope. She attended Lost Creek School and was valedictorian of her class. She married Robert Robinett in Coleman, on December 5, 1942, and have celebrated 73 years of marriage. They had four children. She is a lifelong resident of Coleman County. Maggie worked at the Piggly Wiggly, H&H Grocery, and was co-owner of Robinett’s Garage. She was a member of the Northside Baptist Church, of Santa Anna. Robert and Maggie received a long time service to the church award on the church’s 65th anniversary.

Maggie is survived by her husband Robert Robinett, of Santa Anna. Three Daughters: Linda White and husband Jimmy, of Santa Anna. Jean Findley, and husband Ray, of Santa Anna. Gail Horner, and husband Richard(Dickey), of Santa Anna.

One Son: David Robinett, and wife Shelley, of Santa Anna

One Brother: William D “Pete” Cope, and wife Maxine, of Coleman

Four Sisters: Frances Greer, husband Clinton, of Carlsbad, NM
Dovie Francis, of Cedar Park
Wanda Green, of Abilene
Carlene Burns, of Abilene
One Sister-in-law: Allene Cope, of Coleman
Ten Grandchildren: Cindy Pelton and husband James, Troy Pierce and wife Mindy, Penny White, Kasha Bartholomew and husband Ryan, Scott Findley and wife Paula, Mandy Hunter and husband Mark, Brandi McIver, Briana Guthrie and husband Tom, Shyler Farley and wife Davia, Caylie Robinett and fiancée Taylor Smith.
One special honorary grandchild: Brittany Morris

Great Grandchildren: Chrystal Morgan and husband Tyler, Jennifer Rambo and husband Josh, Jessica Cheaney and husband Chris, Chase McIver, Ellie McIver, Walker Pierce, Hadley Pierce, Hudson Pierce, Cason Guthrie, Mylee Guthrie, Brenden Bartholomew, Karly Bartholomew, Spurr Farley, Jayda Farley, Skylar Farley, Addyson Findley, Bethany Findley, and Clayton Hunter.

Great-Great Grandchildren: Jayden Rambo, Dawson Rambo, Jolie Rambo, and Luke Kerr.

Maggie was preceded in death by her parents, William D. “Bill” and Elva Cope, one brother WV “Jiggs” Cope, and one sister Dorothy Waddell.

Cemetery Workday

The Santa Anna Cemetery Association is having a workday on Saturday March 19th starting at 8:00 AM. You may come and work with others or on your own and for as long as you want. Most of the work will be tree trimming so bring your hand saws, rakes, hoes, shovels, weed-eaters, and chain saws. If you have a pickup or trailer for hauling brush to the back of the cemetery it would be helpful. If you have something that you would like to see done and aren't able, or would like more information please call James Pelton at 325-348-6050.

If you would like to make a donation to the Cemetery Association please mail it to:
Santa Anna Cemetery Association
PO Box 97
Santa Anna, TX 76878.


My auto dumping rain gauge failed this last rain. It showed .58 inches of rain over 4 days and my Coleman County Telephone Cooperative rain gauge showed 3.2. So I read where you are supposed to clean it out every so often. I took it down for a cleaning and I think the bug that was in my CCTC gauge somehow swam to the new one because sure enough it had a bug in it. Anyhow, maybe next time it will work better and I will try to do a better job of cleaning it out when I am supposed to.

Mary Carnes 1918-2016


Mary Carnes, a 1936 graduate of Santa Anna High School, died in San Angelo on March 6, twelve days after her 98th birthday. The only child of E.B. Dellinger of North Carolina and Mattie Stephenson Dellinger of Santa Anna, Mary was born in Galveston on Feb. 23, 1918. A seventh-generation American, her ancestry has been traced to a marriage in Wiesbaden, Germany in 1596. Mary's American forebears include the first Lutheran pastor in colonial North Carolina, a veteran of the Revolutionary War Battle of King's Mountain, Eli Whitney's rival as inventor of the cotton gin, and an 1850s abolitionist leader, whose hotel now serves as the Gaston County (NC) Museum.

Mary's maternal grandparents, William D. and Hattie Stephenson, were among Santa Anna's pioneer families, arriving here from Alabama during the 1880s. Mr. Stephenson was a lay preacher and hardware store owner, and his great-grandson, Rob Cheaney, is the current President of Santa Anna National Bank.

Following the untimely death of Mary's father in 1927, she and her mother returned to Santa Anna, where Mary attended school. Reflecting her many charms, she was elected Mountaineers' "Football Sweetheart" in 1935.

Unable to find work during the Depression, Mary enrolled in San Angelo's Shannon School of Nursing in 1939, where she earned her R.N. degree, two years later. In 1942, she married Army Lt. Eric Behrend of Ballinger, the younger brother of one of her nursing instructors. When he was sent overseas in 1945, Mary returned to Shannon Hospital and joined its permanent nursing staff. Later, she served as Director of Nurses for San Angelo's Baptist Memorial Hospital. She concluded her nursing career as head nurse for a multi-county district of the Texas Department of Health.

Following her retirement in 1978, Mary married Carl Pfluger, a prominent Concho County rancher, where they resided until his death in 1986. A year later, Mary returned to San Angelo. In 1990, she married Wallace Carnes, a long time friend and retired hydrologist for the U.S. Department of the Interior.

Both Mary and Wallace volunteered their time at Shannon during the 1990s. She also delivered "Meals on Wheels" into her '80s, often assisting clients ten years her junior.

Mary was active in San Angelo's First Christian Church for more than 60 years, and served as president of her Sunday school class until the age of 95.

Survivors include her son, Mark Behrend, of Redwood City, CA; stepsons Bill and Lee Pfluger of San Angelo, and their extended families, who thought of Mary as the Pfluger family matriarch. Some of her caregivers over the past three years also spoke of her as being like a second mother.

She will be loved and missed by many.

Complete Obituary

Mountaineer Quilt

A Mountaineer Ex-student is making a Mountaineer quilt out of old SA t-shirts, to be raffled next spring. If you have any old t-shirts you no longer wear please bring them to Mr. Guthrie.

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