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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, Shane Watson, and Jacob Zapata.

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2011 Funtier Day

I finally got the pictures I took at Funtier Day loaded up... here are some of my favorites:

Here is the album for the Tractor Pull Photos

Here is the album for the Funtier Day Photos

Close the Books on the 12th Annual World Championship Bison Cookoff

This year’s event could be called the “year of the homeboys”. Along with teams from Fort Worth and Houston, Cotulla and Decatur, eighteen Coleman County teams grilled everything from buffalo to pork ribs before the awards ceremony wrapped up late Saturday afternoon at the Entertainment Pavilion.

For all their hard work, twenty-nine teams took home $4500 in prize money. The big winner for the day was Kirk Joy’s Fort McKavett Cooking Team, grabbing $500 First Place money for Bison Brisket, $150 third place Chicken, eighth place brisket, and ninth place ribs, giving Kirk enough points to add $200 Overall winner. Since the event is an official State Championship, Kirk is eligible for an invitation to the American Royal Invitational in Kansas City and the Jack Daniel’s Invitational in Tennessee.

Eighteen county wood-burning teams took home a total of ten placing ribbons in the various categories, first timers making the best showing. Jesse Magee and Michael Kirven took First in Beef Brisket for $400 with newbie Josh Newton a close fourth with $100. Hometown boy Nathan Wise sacked up $300 for second place Bison, while Ole Bud Lane Guthrie made two trips to the winner’s table—fifth place ribs and tenth beef brisket. Other local teams placed well: Josh Daniel and Josh Rambo had second and sixth place ribs, Cory Robinson had sixth place brisket and seventh in ribs, and Doug Tucker took home ninth in Bison. David Huggins seized the 3-foot tall Best Beef Brisket in Coleman County Trophy from last year’s winner—wife Marilyn Huggins. The Circle C Cattlewomen of Coleman County sponsors the trophy and the $200 prize money.

Circle C Cattlewomen Coleman County Beef Brisket Winners: Pictured L-R: Sandra Beal Circle C Cattlewomen, Rod Musick Santa Anna Historical Organization, Marilyn Huggins - 2010 and David Huggins 2011

Several familiar faces made the walk to the winner’s table. John Nauman’s Big John’s Barbecue of Bruceville finished in the top names twice, second in brisket and fourth in chicken, taking home $350. Zanna Anderson of Brownwood also made the winner’s walk twice—fifth in chicken and ninth in brisket. Gary Shook of Lamesa took third in Bison with Richard Lett of Abilene a close fourth.

The large crowd benefited from the efforts of some of the best cookers in the Southwest, passing through a serving line at lunch set up under the Armory oaks. Visitors were dished up plate lunches of buffalo meat and all the trimmings, while all around, the Armory grounds played host to everything from arts and crafts vendors to horseshoe pitching and tractor pulling.

Winners are listed below:

Pictured are the first place winners in each category L-R: 1st Chicken --Dale Patterson Comanche, 1st Ribs --Pee Wee Croft Brownwood, 1st Brisket -- Jesse Magee Santa Anna, and 1st Bison --Kirk Joy Sonora

5-20-11 World Championship Bison Cookoff, Santa Anna, TX
Head Judge: Teresa Fraley, Rising Star, Texas 43 teams
1. $400 Jesse Magee, Santa Anna
2. $250 John Nauman, Bruceville
3. $150 Kemper Croft, Brownwood
4. $100 Josh Newton, Santa Anna
5. $50 Matt Hansen
6. Cory Robinson, Santa Anna
7. Mike Fraley, Rising Star
8. Kirk Joy, Fort McKavett
9. Zanna Anderson, Brownwood
10. Lane Guthrie, Santa Anna

Pictured are the top five places Beef Brisket L-R: 1st Jesse Magee Santa Anna, 2nd John Naumann Bruceville, 3rd Kemper Croft Brownwood, 4th Josh Newton Santa Anna, 5th Matt Hansen

1. $400 Dale Patterson, Comanche
2. $250 Matt Hansen
3. $150 Kirk Joy, Fort McKavett
4. $100 John Nauman, Bruceville
5. $50 Zanna Anderson, Brownwood
6. Lance Carlson, Lampasas
7. Felix Ramirez, Junction
8. Scott Brame, May
9. James Farek, White Settlement
10. Kemper Croft, Brownwood

Pictured are the top five places Chicken L-R: 5th --Zanna Anderson Brownwood, 2nd --Matt Hansen, 4th --John Naumann Bruceville, 2nd -- Kirk Joy Sonora, and 1st -- Dale Patterson Comanche

1. $400 Pee Wee Croft, Brownwood
2. $250 Josh Daniel, Santa Anna
3. $150 Dale Patterson, Comanche
4. $100 Luke Thedford, Hamilton
5. $50 Lane Guthrie, Santa Anna
6. Josh Rambo, Santa Anna
7. Cory Robinson, Santa Anna
8. Royce Williams, Paradise
9. Kirk Joy, Fort McKavett
10. Lance Carlson, Lampasas

Pictured are the top four places Ribs L-R: 1st Pee Wee Croft Brownwood, 2nd Josh Daniel Santa Anna, Dale Patterson Comanche, 4th Luke Thedford, Pederson Natural Farms Hamilton, 5th Lane Guthrie Santa Anna (not shown)

1. $500 Kirk Joy, Fort McKavett
2. $300 Nathan Wise, Santa Anna
3. $150 Gary Shook, Lamesa
4. $100 Richard Lett, Abilene
5. $50 Scott Evans, Brady
6. Matt Hansen
7. Dale Patterson, Comanche
8. Unclaimed
9. Doug Tucker, Santa Anna
10. John Nauman, Bruceville

Pictured are the top two places Bison Brisket L-R: 2nd Nathan Wise Santa Anna, 1st Kirk Joy Sonora

$200 Overall Points Champion: Kirk Joy, Fort McKavett

2011 Funtier Day Event Winners

Ice Cream Freeze Off
1st Place Amanda Crossley 3 Muskateers $250.00
2nd Place Amanda Wise Strawberry $150.00
3rd Place Amanda Ellerbe Vanilla $100.00

Ice Cream Winners are Pictured L-R: Crossley, Ellerbe, and Wise

Under 12 Cake Bake Off
1st Place Karlee Bradley Sopapia Cake 50.00
2nd Place Madison Wise Strawberry Cake 35.00
3rd Place Madilyn Ellerbe Carrot Cake 25.00

Pie Contest
1st Place Hallie Ellerbe Kool-Aid Pie 75.00
2nd Place Amanda Ellerbe Apple Pie 50.00
3rd Place Jessica Kerr Banafee (Banna Toffee) 35.00

2011 Santa Anna Kindergarten Graduates

Courtesy Santa Anna Annual Staff

Front Row L-R: Vern Haak, Paige Wetsel, Jammie Frausto, Natanni Richardson, Braylen Smith
Middle Row L-R: Konner Frausto, Otilio Padilla, Whitney Dickinson, Ryder Cross
Back Row L-R: Erasmo Ibarra, Katie Makuta, Miguel Uvalle, John Puckett, Delanie Jackson

Front Row: L-R Bruce Brown, Ellie Shields, Zachary Calfa, Brayden Strickland
Middle Row: L-R Beckett Guthrie, Aaron Donham, Emyli Stubbs, Gunner Gordon, Gage Gordon
Back Row: L-R Ariel Guthrie, Ellie McIver, Autumn Stubbs, Navaeh Harwell

Day of Fun in Bronte

Come out and be part of Butterfield Trail Days & Kickapoo Creek Cook-Off Saturday June 18th at the Depot in Bronte, TX. You can listen to live music, eat good food, and shop the arts & craft vendors. Then plan to stay for the 20th Annual Coke County Ranch Rodeo starting at 5pm. You still have time to sign up for the cook-off or arts & crafts booths. FMI–(325) 473-3501 or

2011 Funtier Day Events


I had two inches of rain in my gauges on Wednesday. I forgot to mention the six tenths from the other day.

Santa Anna Student Attending The North Texas Buckskin Brigades Camp

Kelsie Tobin, a Junior at Santa Anna High School has been selected to attend the North Texas Buckskin Brigades Camp at the Stasney Cook Ranch in Albany, TX in July.

The Texas Brigades is an award-winning leadership development program which focuses on wildlife, fisheries, and natural resources. Their mission is to empower high school youth with the necessary skills and knowledge in wildlife and fisheries, habitat conservation, land and water stewardship, teambuilding, communication, and leadership to become ambassadors for conservation in order to ensure a sustained wildlife and fisheries legacy for future generations. For more information on the Brigades, please review their website,

As a student at Santa Anna Kelsie participates in many activities. She is a Member of the Santa Anna Chapter of the National Honor Society, and she serves on the Student Council. She participates in FFA, Band, Varsity Basketball, UIL, One Act Play, Santa Anna and Coleman Stock Shows, as well as Horse Judging. Kelsie lives in South Coleman County and is currently employed at Chicken Express in Early.

Lady Mountaineer Chosen for All-StateTeam

Lady Mountaineer basketball player Sarah Herrod, was chosen for the All-State Basketball Team by the Texas Sixman Coaches Association.

She is pictured here with Lady Mountaineer basketball Coach Bacon.

Making Sense of the Creation-Evolution Debate

In the Beginning: Making Sense of the Creation-Evolution Debate, a science-based, Biblically sound, and professionally informative series.

Dr. Timothy G. Standish a respected research scientist in the field of Genetics, and Dr. Ron E. M. Clouzet, a practical theologian and seminary professor, will present a creation- evolution series at the Seventh-day Adventist Church, 142 County Road (CR) 106, Santa Anna, TX 76878 beginning Wednesday, May 4. The five evening sessions beginning at 6:30 pm will cover topics that many find troubling as they read news articles and hear brief reports of recent research that often raises questions regarding creation and evolution.

The series will be uplinked live from Nashville, Tennessee, where it will be distributed via satellite across the United States and Canada.

The community is invited to attend the sessions without charge, 6:30-8:00 pm, May 4-8.

Registration will not be required.

For more information, visit

Cheerleaders Selling Flip Flops

The Santa Anna Mountaineer Varsity Cheerleaders are selling Mountaineer Flip Flops & Slides! Orders will be taken until Friday, May 13th. Flip Flops/Slides are $20, a $10 deposit must be paid with your order & will be delivered around the end of June. For questions or to order you may contact any of the SAHS Varsity Cheerleaders or Katrina Guerrero at 325-348-3136.

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