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Farm Bill Program set for December 17 in Coleman County

COLEMAN – “The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Coleman County Farm Service Agency has set a farm bill program for December 17th in Coleman, Texas meant to help producers in their decision-making process,” said Michael Palmer, AgriLife Extension agent for Coleman County.

“This farm bill sign-up has lots of ‘moving parts’ that require producers to process quite a bit of data in order to make rational decisions,” said Bill Thompson, AgriLife Extension economist.

“Our commodity groups and industry associations have done an excellent job of explaining the programs and the options in front of us, but now it’s time to learn to work through the intricacies.” The program is set from 8:30 a.m.-noon at the First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, located at 500 W Liveoak St. In Coleman, Texas. Participants are asked to RSVP to the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension office, 325-625-4519, no later than December 15th. Thompson said the meeting will recap both the programs available to producers, including Price Loss Coverage, or PLC, and Agricultural Risk Coverage, or ARC. It also will cover any base and yield update options available that can illustrate the data needed to complete the decision-making process.

“Though the new farm bill addressing cotton won’t be in place until 2015, almost all farms will still need to enroll acreage into one of these two coverage areas,” Thompson said.

“We will also have a short discussion of the disaster and conservation programs available.” Thompson said he’ll introduce an online decision aid available to producers developed by the Agricultural and Food Policy Center of the agricultural economics department at Texas A&M University, College Station. The decision aid simplifies the analysis needed to choose between the PLC and ARC coverages.

“A significant emphasis was placed on crop insurance by Congress, so this decision aid will help producers identify optimal and viable insurance coverage levels to provide as much of a crop loss safety net as possible.”

For more information or to RSVP for the Program, contact Michael Palmer at 325-625-4519, .

Mountaineers fall to Tigers

The Mountaineers fell to the May Tigers in the Regional game last week which ends a great 2014 season. May will face their district runner-up Gordon in a rematch this Saturday at McMurry after Gordon beat our District winner, Zephyr, last week 24-22.

I made it to the Mountaineer Tiger game in Goldthwaite and toughed out the second half rain to take over 800 pictures and here are some of my favorites

See the photo album on the Sports page for the rest.

Santa Anna Mountaineers

Santa Anna Jr.High boys traveled to Richland Springs Monday, Nov.24th. Richland won 49-14,

Will Eddleman scored 6pts, Alex Crowder 4pts. and Jayton Perry added 4pts..

Next will be Brookesmith Dec.1st in Santa Anna.

Santa Anna Mountaineers

The Santa Anna Mountaineers lost the Regional Semi game to a very tough and well-oiled machine in the May Tigers 20-65 in the fourth quarter.

Jacob Herrod ran for 148 yards and 2 touchdowns on 14 touches, while Lucas Diaz had 65 yards and a touchdown on 7 carries.

Leading tacklers were Jacob Gibson with 12 and Gabriel Armstrong with 11.

It was a great year for a team picked last in their district and even finished the year with an 8-3 record.

I am very very proud of these young men in their accomplishments this year. All of their hard work will really pay off in much bigger ways than they will ever know.

Box Score:
1 2 3 4 Final
SA 20 0 0 0 20
May 14 28 8 15 65

All District Selections for District 11A 1st Team
Tight End: Jedediah Herrod
Wide Receiver: Colby Nelson
Tight Center: Jacob Gibson
Running Back: Jacob Herrod
Fullback: Lucas Diaz
Special Teams Player: Colton Enriquez
Noseguard: Lucas Diaz
Linebacker: Jacob Herrod
Cornerback: Colby Nelson
Punter: Colby Nelson

2nd Team:
Quarterback: Colton Enriquez
Special Teams: Gabriel Armstrong
Cornerback: Jacob Gibson
Safety: Colton Enriquez

Mountaineers to take on Tigers in Goldthwaite at 7:00 Friday

After last Friday's 71-56 bi-district win over Rochelle in Veribest the 8-2 Santa Anna Mountaineers will travel to Goldthwaite to play the 9-2 May Tigers on Friday November 21st at 7:00. The winner will face the winner of the Zephyr and Gordon game in Hamilton on Friday at 7:30.

The Tigers are ranked 4th in Division I and 5th overall and the Mountaineers are ranked 30th in Division I and up four spots this week to 49th overall. The Tigers are favored by 45 points according to

I think it will be a lot closer than that and the Mountaineers will need a lot of support so drive over to the Goldthwaite and cheer them on.

Who they have played:
Lost to D2 #2 Calvert 21-26
Beat D2 #41 Rising Star 46-0
Beat D1 #27 Zephyr 34-14 (Santa Anna lost to Zephyr 34-59 in week 10 District Play)May+35
Beat D2 #20 Blanket 46-6 (Santa Anna beat Blanket 58-42 in week 5)May+24
Lost to D2 #1 Throckmorton 40-60
Beat D1 #7 Water Valley 38-24
Beat D1 #67 Gustine 54-6
Beat D1 #11 Strawn 56-44
Beat D1 #12 Gordon 66-16
Beat D1 #56 Lingleville 60-8
Beat D1 #49 Tioga 52-8 Bi-District

I made it to the Bi-District game, took over 300 photos from the stands as I wasn't feeling real good and it sure was cold, but here are some of my favorites:

See the photo album on the Sports page for the rest.

Pee Wee Football at Cowboy's Stadium

The three Pee Wee football teams took on the Rochelle Pee Wee teams at the ATT Cowboy's Stadium in Arlington Sunday, November 9th.

I made it to the three games and took over 300 photos and here are some of my favorites:

Pee Wee Cheerleaders cheered all three games

First and Second Grade Flags

Third and Fourth Grade

Fifth and Sixth Grade

See the photo album for the rest.

Santa Anna Mountaineers

Fortitude. Never giving up. Sticking together. Playing from behind. That's what the Mountaineers did Friday night for a 71-56 Bi-District win over the Rochelle Hornets.

Team, everyone did their assignments on both sides of the ball. A lot of things happened that people don't notice in the stands such as Jedediah Herrod shutting down #20 all night long, or Colby Nelson taking out the quarterback and then tackling the ball carrier. Gabriel Armstrong showed that he belongs out on the field on defense.

The blocking was great and Jacob Herrod and Lucas Diaz ran the ball well. Jacob Herrod had 15 carries for 344 yards and 5 touchdowns. Lucas Diaz had 11 carries for 202 yards and 2 touchdowns. The passing game was very effective all night for Colton Enriquez and Jacob Herrod. They tossed 3 touchdowns to Colby Nelson and one to Jacob Gibson who made a nice one handed grab.

The defense was led by a monstrous night by Colby Nelson's 26 tackles followed by Colton Enriquez and Jacob Gibson's 13 tackles each. Gabriel Armstrong had 12 tackles, Lucas Diaz had 10 tackles, and Jacob Herrod had 9 tackles.

Up next will be our big rivals the May Tigers in Goldthwaite Friday night at 7 p.m.

Mountaineers to Replay Hornets at Veribest 6:30 Kickoff!

After last Friday's 56-6 district win over Evant the 7-2 Santa Anna Mountaineers will travel to Veribest to replay the 6-4 District Champ Rochelle Hornets on Friday November 14th. The winner will face the winner of the May and Tioga game.

The Hornets are ranked 33rd in Division I and 58th overall and the Mountaineers are still ranked 31st in Division I and fell one spot to 53rd overall. The Mountaineers are favored by 2 points according to

This should be a close game so get your long handles and coveralls on drive over to the game and cheer them on.

Who they have played:
Lost to Richland Springs 22-74
Lost to Strawn 60-80
Lost to Mullin 52-80 (Santa Anna Beat Mullin 44-38)
Lost to Santa Anna 36-44
Beat Lohn 67-0
Beat Fredericksburg Heritage 36-32
Beat Veribest 63-10
Beat Medina 70-22
Beat Paint Rock 60-14
Beat Eden 70-22 (Santa Anna beat Eden 45-0)

I made it to the Evant game, took over 700 photos and here are some of my favorites:

See the photo album on the Sports page for the rest.

Santa Anna Mountaineers

The Santa Anna Mountaineers came ready to play Friday night in Evant, Texas with a convincing 56-6 district win to wrap up second place.

Jacob Herrod rushed 22 times for 266 yards and 2 TDS, while Lucas Diaz rushed 14 times for 148 yards and 3TDS. Jacob Herrod passed to Jedediah Herrod for a 21 yard touchdown reception, and Colton Enriquez tossed a 17 yard touchdown to Colby Nelson.

Seniors Colby Nelson and Lucas Diaz lead the way on defense with 12 tackles apiece and both getting a fumble recovery. Freshman Gabriel Armstrong added 7 tackles and a fumble recovery, and Jacob Herrod came up with an interception deep in Mountaineer territory.

Next week's playoff game will be against Rochelle in Veribest on Friday at 6:30.

Box Score:
1 2 3 4 Final
SA 22 14 14 6 56
Evant 6 0 0 0 6


Tex Wright reports 2 day rainfall of 3.15.

I had 2.7 and a bug.

Santa Anna Cemetery received 2.7.

Mountaineers Face Evant

After last Friday's 34-59 loss to Zephyr the 6-2 Santa Anna Mountaineers will travel to Evant to take on the 7-2 Evant Elks on Friday November 7th.

The Elks are ranked 43rd in Division I and 104th overall and the Mountaineers are ranked 31st in Division I and 52nd overall. The Mountaineers are favored by 45 points according to

This could be for a trip to the playoffs so come out to the game and cheer them on.

Who they have played:
Beat Cranfils Gap 58-12
Beat Kopperl 75-45
Beat Granbury North Central Texas Academy 59-14
Beat Cedar Park Summit 44-22
Beat Morgan 54-0
Beat Rising Star 54-50
Beat Medina 62-14
Lost to Zephyr 6-56 (Santa Anna also lost to Zephyr 34-59 in week 10)
Lost to Lometa 50-58 (Santa Anna beat Lometa 14-62 in week 9)

I made it to the Zephyr game, took over 900 photos and here are some of my favorites:

See the photo album on the Sports page for the rest.

Lord’s Acre Festival

Santa Anna First United Methodist Church Lord’s Acre Festival will be this Saturday, November 8th, from 9am to 4pm at the Armory.

Chili or stew & cornbread, dessert, drink until all gone.

There will be a Silent Auction, Plants, Country Store, Crafts, Bakery, Rummage and More.

Please Come!

Region 2 Cross Country

Region 2 Cross Country results from Saturday Nov.1st in San Angelo, Texas. Girls- Shelbie Murray placed 63rd out of 166 runners with a time of 14:54.18.

Boys place 13th out of 18 teams with a total of 278 pts.

Freshman DJ Mattes ran 38th place with a time of 19:58.70, Colby Nelson 46th 20:17.25, Brandon Beal 77th 21:13.83, Gabriel Armstrong 21:21.13, and Lucas Diaz 106th 22:52.73. A total of 129 boys ran.

Our boys pretty tired after the very physical football game with Zephyr the night before. Proud of all our runners, they ran with great pride and courage.

Mountaineers Fall to Bulldogs

Too many turnovers and missed opportunities led to a 34-59 district loss to the Zephyr Bulldogs last Friday night.

The Mountaineers played hard on both sides of the ball, but too many mental mistakes led to a 25 point swing. Jacob Herrod led the Mountaineers offensively with 17 rushes for 187 yards and 2 touchdowns, and also passed for 77 yards and 2 touchdowns.

Valiant efforts were made by Colby Nelson's 28 tackles, Lucas Diaz's 14 tackles, and Jacob Herrod's 16 tackles. This gave the Mountaineers a fighting chance. The Ball didn't bounce our way, and that's the way some games go.

The next game will be for a playoff spot against the 0-2 Evant Elks.

1 2 3 4 Final
SA 20 0 6 8 34
Zephyr 20 20 6 13 59

Thursday night game results 10-30-14

Jr.High Lost 19-62
Two long touchdowns runs by Alex Crowder and the third touchdown was a pass from Will Eddleman to Jayton Perry.

J.V. lost 6-48
The lone touchdown was a pass from Brandon Beal to Shane Myers.

Next will be Evant Here starting at 6pm.

Mountaineers Face Zephyr

After last Friday's 62-14 win over the Lometa Hornets the 6-1 Santa Anna Mountaineers will host the 3-5 Zephyr Bulldogs on Friday October 31st.

The Bulldogs are ranked 31st in Division I and 51st overall and the Mountaineers are ranked 30th in Division I and 45th overall. The Mountaineers are favored by 9 points according to

This is sure to be for the District Championship so come out to the game and cheer them on.

Who they have played:
Lost to Garden City 6-52
Lost to Sterling City 26-76
Lost to May 14-34
Lost to Jonesboro 36-50
Lost to Blanket 36-41 (Santa Anna beat Blanket 58-42 in week 5)
Beat Rising Star 60-14
Beat Lingleville 62-16
Beat Evant 56-6

I made it to the Lometa game, took over 500 photos and here are some of my favorites:

See the photo album on the Sports page for the rest.


Santa Anna ISD will be hosting a Veterans Day Program on November 11, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. in the high school auditorium. In order to have a good parking place and a close seat, patrons may want to be at the school by 9:50 a.m. The program will run about one hour.

Guest speaker will be Captain Patrick Kerr. Santa Anna Elementary students will perform as well as a few high school students. The Santa Anna Band will open and close the program with a variety of patriotic tunes. Military Roll Call according to military service will be read. The program will honor veterans from World War I through the present day War on Global Terror.

Santa Anna ISD students were given forms for parents to complete for the program. If the forms did not make it home or if you do not have children in school but would like to be recognized or recognize a veteran in your family, please complete an information form and return it to the Santa Anna High School by Monday, November 3rd. Forms may be obtained at the Santa Anna High School office, the Santa Anna Telephone Coop, Double H Restaurant, Santa Anna City Hall, and the Santa Anna National Bank.

For additional information please contact Jennifer Brown at or call the high school at 325-348-3137.

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