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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.

Mountaineers Defeat Hornets

A total team effort on both sides of the ball led to a dominating 62-14 District 13 win over Lometa.

Jacob Herrod rushed 19-231-6 touchdowns, while Lucas Diaz added 6-36 and 1 touchdown. Colton Enriquez had his best passing game of the year going 4 for 4 for 157 yards and 2 touchdowns. Colby Nelson and Jed Herrod were the recipients of the two touchdown passes.

Colby Nelson had 7 tackles and Lucas Diaz had 4 tackles leading the way on the defensive side of the ball. Jed Herrod added an interception, while Colby Nelson, Jacob Herrod, and Gabe Armstrong each recovered a fumble as well.

Next up will be the very big and talented Zephyr Bulldogs Friday night. The Mountaineers will need all of your support to take down a finally healthy Zephyr football team.

District 16A Cross Country Results

Boys-Team first place (District Champs)
Colby Nelson-18:34- 1st
DJ Mattes-19:08-2nd
Brandon Beal-19:19-3rd
Gabriel Armstong-20:05-5th
Lucas Diaz:20:31-8th
Jacob Herrod:21:22-12th
Jacob Gibson:22:14-17th

Shelbie Murray-15:47-7th
Laci Donham-19:22-28th

Shelbie Murray and the boys team will advance to Region 2 cross country meet on Nov.1st held in San Angelo, Texas.

Mountaineers Start District Play vs Lometa

For some reason I had it in my head and on the Sports Page schedule that the Mountaineers would play the Hornets in Lometa but the game will be at Mountaineers Stadium this Friday October 24th. It seems like a long time since we have played a game and it has been.

The Mountaineers will kick off district against the Lometa Hornets. The 2-5 Hornets are ranked 43rd in Division I and 107th overall and the 5-1 Mountaineers moved up from 29th to 25th in Division I and from 47th to 43rd overall despite no game last week for the Mountaineers. The Mountaineers are favored by 45 points according to

Who they have played:
Lost to Waco Live Oak 64-90
Lost to Richland Springs 8-77
Lost to Temple Centex Homeschool 49-86
Beat Austin Hill Country 70-44
Beat Waco Methodist Childrens Home 82-76
Lost to Mullin 36-84 (Santa Anna beat Mullin in week 2 44-38)
Lost to Blanket 14-62 (Santa Anna beat Blanket in week 5 58-42)

Mountaineers Cross Country

Eden Cross Country meet results on Oct. 14th.

High school boys
Colby Nelson 1st-19:42, Brandon Beal 2nd-20:02, DJ Mattes 3rd-20:10, Gabriel Armstrong 4th-21:11,Lucas Diaz 6th-21:21, Jacob Herrod 7th-21:44, and Jacob Gibson 8th-22:18.

High School Girls
Shelbie Murray 4th-15:48, Laci Donham 19:56,

Jr. High Girls
Marin Guthrie top 10 18:02, Claudia Martinez top 10 18:28, Bailey Crossley 18:45, Kamri Yancy 18:48, Kloey Guerrero 18:55, Trinity Sanchez 19:16.

District will be held in Eden October 21st Tuesday starting with high school boys at 2:30.

Community Development Ė Beyond the Buzzwords!

Thatís the theme of the 21st Annual Texas Midwest Conference to be held on October 29th at the Abilene Civic Center. Timely solution seminars will provide city leaders, economic development professionals, chamber representatives and students with information to better prepare for challenges member communities face today and in the future. Texas Midwest Community Network is the only regional organization of its kind in the state and the annual conference is the only one day event in the region to providing access to numerous agencies, organizations and businesses that provide resources and services to rural communities. The most valuable aspect of the conference is the networking among the organizationís fifty-one member community representatives as they share successes as well as insights to challenges they have overcome.

The conference luncheon will be highlighted by two inspiring presentations. The first from Russell Graves, recognized photographer with Texas Monthly and other Texas-based magazines. Mr. Graves will share insights on his experience telling authentic Texas stories with his camera and his words.

The second presentation will be by Kevin Tutt and Mike Daggs of Tutt & Daggs. Mr. Tutt & Mr. Daggs will inspire attendees in the area of employee commitment and corporate culture. As facilitators for the organizationís inaugural Community Leadership Program, Tutt & Daggs will recognize the community projects developed by business leaders and students in the Program and help present scholarships to the project winning students.

Attendance at the conference is open to all concerned citizens in the region. Most communities are represented by city & county officials, economic development professionals and board members, chamber of commerce executives and members, civic volunteers, healthcare professionals, school officials and student leaders who attend to learn more about the resources and services available to benefit communities. Estimated attendance is 350. FMI and registration visit or call 325-795-8626.

Mountaineers Face Blackwell

After last Friday's 45-0 blowout win over the Eden Bulldogs the 5-1 Santa Anna Mountaineers will host the 3-3 Blackwell Hornets on Friday October 10th.

The Hornets are ranked 23rd in Division II and 71st overall and the Mountaineers dropped from 25th to 29th in Division I and from 41st to 47th overall despite beating Eden. The Mountaineers are favored by 27 points according to

Who they have played:
Lost to Sterling City 24-38
Lost to Jayton 8-54
Beat Westbrook 28-20
Lost to Robert Lee 50-86
Beat Eden 38-25 (Santa Anna beat Eden 45-0 in week 6 last week)
Beat Veribest 48-27

I made it to the Eden game, took over 200 photos and here are some of my favorites:

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

Mountaineers Defeat Bulldogs

Great cut blocking and solid tackling lead to a early third quarter 45-0 victory over the Eden Bulldogs last Friday in Eden, Texas. Jacob Herrod rushed 8-107-3TDS while Lucas Diaz had 5-30-2TDS and a game ending 60 yard kickoff return for a touchdown.

Up next for the Mountaineers is a very quick and large Blackwell Hornet football team in Santa Anna at 7:30 Friday Oct. 10th.

The Santa Anna Library received two grants from the Coleman County Foundation to complete the automation process of the library collection

The Santa Anna Library received a 2014 grant from the Coleman County Foundation to complete the automation process of the library collection. The first grant in 2013 allowed the library to purchase the computer program and book barcodes. The 2014 grant purchased the checkout computer and patron cards with barcodes. In a little over a year, the Santa Anna Library has entered the electronic age with all books listed with barcodes in the computer.

To date the library has processed into the computer system over 11,000 items with more being done weekly. During the 2014 Summer Reading Program, library workers and volunteers used automation in checking out books to the children to see how it worked. Within the next several weeks, plans are to be total automated with the checkout being on the computer which will eliminate check out cards and other paper type items. This process is also helpful in looking to see if the library has a particular book and if it is on the shelf or checked out.

The Library is proud of the fact that there is one family with four generations having one of the new library cards. The Guthrie family has been a vital part of the library for many years. Alice Guthrie Spillman remembers attending summer reading on the staircase of the old City Hall. Her great-great-niece and nephew, Ariel and Beckett Guthrie attend each summer with their big sister, Marin helping as a Junior Leader.

Everyone is invited to stop by the library and get one of the new library cards and check out a good book. Library hours are Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Pictured are four generations of the Guthrie Family showing their Santa Anna Library patron library cards.
Pictured are standing Ariel Guthrie, Marin Guthrie, and Beckett Guthrie, all fourth generation;
and sitting Rhett Guthrie, third generation, Alice Guthrie Spillman, first generation; and Montie Guthrie, second generation.

Jr High and JV Results

Santa Anna Jr. High lost to Eden 0-50 Santa Anna JV won 33-6 over Zephyr

Mountaineers to Eden

After last Friday's 58-42 Homecoming come from behind win over the Blanket Tigers the 4-1 Santa Anna Mountaineers will travel to Eden to face the 3-2 Bulldogs on Friday October 3rd.

The Eden Bulldogs are ranked 47th in Division I and 114th overall and the Mountaineers moved up from 28th to 25th in Division I and from 50th to 41st overall. The Mountaineers are favored by 45 points according to

Who they have played:
Beat Veribest 40-38
Lost to Garden City 14-75
Beat Lohn 89-40
Lost to Blackwell 25-38

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

Earla Buse Pallette - Ex Student of the Year, Class of 1964 and her escort
Lana Harvey Humphreys - Santa Anna Coming Home Queen, Class of 1994, Mitchell Guthrie - Santa Anna Coming Home King, Class of 1994

2014 SAHS Homecoming Queen - Briannah Sosa

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

Bangs Nursing Home Taking Applications

Bangs Nursing Home is currently taking applications for LVN's and CNA positions. All are 12 hours shifts.

Must be dependable and have reliable transportation and must be able to pass a background and drug screen.

Applications can be completed online at If you need assistance in filling out the application, come by 1105 E Fitzgerald, Bangs, TX and someone will assist you.

Bangs Nursing Home : A Small Home with a Big Heart!

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