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CASTLES & CROWNS Vacation Bible School!

You Are Invited To The
CASTLES & CROWNS Vacation Bible School!
The Seventh Day Adventist Church of Santa Anna
(located at 142 CR 106 on Santa Anna mountain) invites you
to bring your children to a royal adventure
August 4th thru August 8th from
6:45 PM to 9:00 PM each evening.
Our adventure includes games, crafts, skits, snacks,
good music, and loads of fun!
This event is open to all children, ages 5 to 12 years.
Help your children discover the royal heritage
that they are entitled to.
Contact Pastor Jerry Chastain at (325) 348-6024
or email for more information AND TO PRE-REGISTER
so that we can plan enough craft items and food.
(& so the children can enjoy the fun program without delay!)

Seventh Day Adventist Church of Santa Anna

1 Boy’s & 1 Girl’s bicycle to be given away to children, ages 5 through 12
who attend the
August 4th thru August 8th from 6:45 PM to 9:00 PM
142 CR 106, Santa Anna, TX 76878
(The church on Santa Anna Hill, on the road just past the Texas Ranger
Motel, off of Hwy 67 / 84)
Tickets are earned by attendance, bringing friends & relatives, etc. each evening of the VBS program. The drawing for the bicycles will be held August 9th. There will also be drawings for other prizes on each evening. COME AND ENJOY THIS GREAT FUN-FILLED WEEK WITH US!!! BRING YOUR FRIENDS!!!

Girling Health Care Providers

We have part-time positions for caring and dependable people to
work in the homes of the Elderly and Disabled in your area (Santa Anna and Rockwood.) We offer flexible schedules.
Must be 18 years. No experience or Certification needed.

Send Resume referencing Ad # 8360
Fax to 325-643-9679 Call 1-800-665-4471
Email to E.O.E. M/F/D/V

And the Look at Coleman County Last 150 Years Moves On
Next Stop Burkett, Texas

News from the Coleman County Historical Commission...Submitted by Tex Wright:

At our last program held in Trickham, Texas, some 50 people heard Felton Martin tell the story and stories about Trickham, the Cheatham store, the tombs in the middle of the street, and other things of interest about this original Coleman County town.

We learned that settlers had settled in the area and started ranching and farming in the 1840’s. Records show that when Camp Colorado was placed on the Colorado River, they purchased their hay and grain from farmers and ranchers already settled in the area. W

e had many descendents of area settlers, two of them descending from Cheatham of the original store, attending, asking questions, and telling stories that they had heard.

Thanks Felton for an excellent program.

Our next program, Aug. 7, 2008, will be held in Burkett. Sue Frizzell will present the program in the Burkett Community Center.

Santa Anna Library Reading Club

Submitted by Tex Wright

On Thursday July 24th, the Santa Anna Library Reading Club visited the Santa Anna Computer Lab, which is a part of the Library system and is operated by volunteers. They learned about the lab and its uses in a small town. They al so watched a video in conjunction with a story read by Betty Key.

In the picture below around the table from the left side of the picture:
Johanna Govea
Courtney Lishka (kneeling) Jr. Leader
Trace Garrett
Ivan Olguin
Kaylie Shields
Betty Key Adult leader
Jim Spillman Adult leader
Russ Fisher Adult Leader(Mayor of Santa Anna)
Alice Spillman Adult Leader(Chairperson of the Library Board)
Jessie Jones
Josh Jones
Matthew Libby
Payton Morris Jr. Leader Loren Prichard (sitting on floor) Jr. Leader

Those visiting were the Pre K through 2nd grade participants. Another group of older participants will visit at a later date. Mr. Spillman and Mayor Fisher are also volunteers at the Computer Lab.

The Lab is open to the public on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday afternoons. It is always looked over by one or more adult volunteers who have a basic knowledge of the operation of computers.


******* Promotional Items Needed By Wednesday, August 13th

The Coleman County Chamber of Commerce, Agriculture and Tourist Bureau and the Wildlife Appreciation Committee will have a booth at the 2008 Hunter’s Extravaganza in Fort Worth on August 15th, 16th, and 17th at the Will Rogers Convention Center.

This is an excellent economic opportunity to promote the industry of hunting in Coleman County. There will be approximately 1,700 booths and around 25,000 people in attendance.

Anyone wishing to send promotional material to be distributed please contact the Coleman Chamber of Commerce Office at (325) 625-2163 or by Wednesday, August 13th.

Back to School for Santa Anna ISD

Friday, August 15th
9am-3pm New student registration for 7-12th Grade

Tuesday, August 19th
9am-3pm Class Schedule Pick-Up for Pre-registered students Grades 7-12th
6pm-7th Grade student/parent orientation in HS Auditorium

Monday, August 25th
First Day of School

School Supply Lists

Thanks to Katrina Guerrero for sharing!

Lists are in Microsoft Word documents except Jr High which is in Adobe PDF format.



1st Grade

2nd Grade

3rd Grade

4th Grade

5th and 6th

Jr High

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Gouldbusk Ranch Rodeo

Saturday, August 9th 2008

Rodeo starts at 7:00

Deadline to enter: August 1st

Team penning
Wild Cow Milking
Trailer Loading

*Bonus Jackpot Hide Race* Winner Takes All

$400 to enter - 4 man team with a 5th as an alternate

To enter or for information contact Aaron Loyd (325)357-4918

First Christian Church

Work on replacing the recently replaced roof of the First Christian Church was finished.

The roof,replaced earlier this year had a number of shingles that had blown loose.

The standard three tab white shingles were replaced with an upgraded green shingle.

Workers from JMJ Roofing of Coleman are shown below using a sky track to replace the shingles on the Church steeple on Wednesday July the 2nd.

Trickham, Texas
Where Coleman County Began

Submitted by Tex Wright

Many years ago when the west was wild and cattle were still being driven north to the railroads, one of the stops along the way was the town of Trickham, Texas. On Thursday July 10th Felton Martin, the son of two early day area school teachers, will bring his many notes and stories on the Trickham area and the history and review the history and tall tales of the area.

The town of Trickham has many things of historical significance to view, so plan to be in Trickham, visit the tombs that were originally in the main street, the hand made historical markers, the state markers, and even the cemetery has some very notable graves. There are some of the oldest graves in this part of Texas in this cemetery.

So, be in Trickham Texas on July 10th about 6:30pm at the Trickham School (Community Center) for one of the more interesting programs presented during the Coleman County Sesquicentennial year.


Tex Wright reported .6 inch of rain from last Saturday night, the 28th and another .7 through Monday for a total of 1.3 inches of rain.. I poured out a little over half an inch Sunday morning and another over half Monday.


Many towns have reunions attended by folks with a tie to that community. But Coleman, Texas is going to do something a little different. They are inviting everyone in the world named Coleman to come over to Coleman, Coleman County, Texas this 5th of July for the first ever Annual International Reunion of The Family Coleman. After all, both the County and the City were named for a Coleman, Robert M. Coleman, one of the signers of the Texas Declaration of Independence.

The idea started a few years ago when a visitor from England stopped in Coleman. His last name was Coleman and he was visiting towns all over the world named ‘Coleman’. He wasn’t the first ‘Coleman’ to stop in town because of the name. But, as far as anyone there knows, he sure qualified as the one who traveled farthest. Eric Joffrion, an antiques mall owner in Coleman, commented that there are folks all over the world named Coleman and we should help get them together. There it was. The seed was planted and things started happening.

Steve Hayes, who donates free time for the Chamber of Commerce website, volunteered to get the project on line (; Mary Griffis, Chamber Manager, and Amy Hinds, Chamber Secretary, volunteered to field phone calls ; and the Coleman Heritage, Arts and Preservation Society (CHAPS) offered the use Heritage Hall, which houses the Coleman Museum, as headquarters. Heritage Hall is located at 400 W. College Avenue, Coleman, Texas 76834.

CHAPS designated one room in the museum as the ‘Coleman’ Room, according to Museum Director Maxine Cope, to recognize 'All Things Coleman'- companies, actors, heroes, etc. “We want to include everything that we can” Cope said, “and I encourage all reunion attendees to bring along anything that might add to the exhibits in this new addition”. Old photographs, products, books, magazine articles, newspaper stories, etc. will be considered for inclusion in the Family Coleman section. A committee will be made of Family Coleman members to oversee the development of this section. How big is this going to be? One local pundit quipped, “Well, since we’ve never had one before, this will be the biggest one we’ve ever had. And my guess is it won’t be as big as next year’s.” Joffrion says that since it is about and for Colemans, it’ll be as big as they make it.

Heritage Hall will open for reunion registration 9 a.m. Saturday, July 05, 2008, or those interested may call the Coleman County Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture at 325-625-2163. A small registration fee of only $10 per attendee (no charge for those under age 12 or 65 and over) will help cover reunion registration with name tag, dedication ceremony, all-day visitation (snacks included) and Saturday night genealogy presentation.

So, if you are a Coleman, if you’re descended from a Coleman, or just like to be around Colemans – head on over to Coleman, in Coleman County, Texas on July 5th.

Gouldbusk Open Rodeo

Saturday, July 12th, 2008

Books open at 7:00 p.m.

Events at 8:00 p.m.


Barrels, poles, flags, ribbon roping, breakaway, tie-down, steer riding

Age divisions:

10 and under



19 and over

For more information call Aaron Loyd at 325-357-4918

Sunkissed Tanning Salon

Time to start working on that tan!

Sunkissed Tanning Salon @ 302 S. 5th and Avenue C, right south of the Presbyterian Church. Contact Amber at 325-636-3973 or 325-357-4515 to get started.

*All new bulbs
*$27 per month
*Refer a friend as a new customer and get $5 off your next month!
*Couples discount--$50 per month
*Off-season special rate--September 1 thru January 31--tan for only $20 per month!

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