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Remember Those Who Serve

The list of those serving our country continues to grow.

During graduation ceremonies last Saturday they left a seat open for Kayla Casey, a Senior, who had just left for boot camp a couple of days before.

Please remember these Santa Anna folks that are serving our country in combat, training, or support: Brandon Beloat, Kayla Casey, James Culpepper, Eddie Dawson, Chaplin Delarosa, Kristle Deleon, Glen Donham, Reuben Frausto, Bobby Hale, Patrick Kerr, Truman Matthews, Jeff Rivera, Josh Rivera, Michael Ruth, Marty Siller, Allen Tucker, Scott Watson, Shane Watson, and Seth Wickson.

Special thanks also to Montie Guthrie for helping me out with this list.

Please help me with others by sending their names, photos, or whatever you want to me at or use this convenient form

Shane Watson Earns Promotion

Staff Sergeant William S. Watson (Shane) currently stationed at Kunsan AB, Republic of Korea, also known as the ROK, has distinguished himself by getting promoted to Technical Sergeant 3.9 years earlier than the average Airman.

The average Airman gets promoted to Technical Sergeant at 12.9 years in service and Shane will be sewing on his new rank at the first of 2010. Air Force Technical Sergeant results were released on June 18, 2009 and a celebration was in order.

Upon completion of Shane's one year tour at the ROK he and his family will be moving to Ramstein AB, Germany in early September for the next three years of future endeavors.

Navy Recruits

Lance Vasquez and Misti Graves each recieved symbolic checks from the Navy Recruiter from Early during Saturday's Graduation ceremonies for $80,000 representing the U.S. Navy's award to their future education for their enlistment. Also pictured is High School Principal David Robinett.

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2009 Gouldbusk Rodeo Association
Ranch Rodeo

Gouldbusk, TX

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Events Include:

1. Trailer Loading

2. Doctoring

3. Wild Cow Milking

4. Branding

5. Mugging




For more information contact

Aaron Loyd (325)669-3467

2009 Gouldbusk Rodeo Association

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Events include:

Steer Riding ($20 a ride – 13 & under only)

Barrels ($15 - 11 & up, $10 - 10 & under)

Poles ($15 – 11 & up, $10 – 10 & under)

Flags ($15 – 11 & up, $10 – 10 & under)

Ribbon Roping ($25 – 11 & up, $20 – 10 & under)

Breakaway Roping ($25 – 11 & up, $20 – 10 & under)

Tie-Down Roping ($25 – 11& up, $20 – 10 & under)

Exhibition runs will be done before each event

(3 runs for $10)

Books Open at 7:00

Rodeo starts at 8:00

For more information contact Aaron or Whitney Loyd at (325)669-5967 or (325)669-3467

Santa Anna VFD Receives Grant

Submitted by: Judy Meister
On Friday, June 26th, the Santa Anna Volunteer Fire Department was issued a grant check in the amount of $20,170 in order to purchase much needed equipment for rescue efforts. Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company’s territory sales director, Ms. Evan Ryan and Mr. Jere Freel of RISC, Inc. Presented the check to Chief David Huggins and the SAVFD. The grant was initiated by Freel, a long time land owner south of Santa Anna. "It is important to be able to have this opportunity personally, and to be able to help protect local property." said Freel.

The grant money received is part of the Fireman’s Fund and Heritage Program, that provides money for Volunteer Fire Departments with limited budgets. Ryan noted that the program began in 2004 and that it enables them to help because they understand the challenges of firefighters. She added that the top three issues they face are budget, old equipment and staffing and recruiting.

Ryan also said that, "This is more than a fundraiser, it’s an investment." The money received went toward replacing "aging" self-contained breathing apparatus units (SCBA). Also purchased were fire nozzles, pump for rural brush fires, waterproof radios with head phones, aluminum air cylinders and roof mounted emergency light bar.

Chief Huggins expressed thanks and explained that the new equipment will be used to help in the fight of structure and grass fires as well as the department’s fire training program.

Coleman County Seventh Day Adventist Church
in Santa Anna Invites Children to
Crocodile Dock Vacation Bible School:
Where Fearless Kids Shine God’s Light

Santa Anna, TX - A summer kids’ event called Crocodile Dock will be hosted at the Coleman County Seventh Day Adventist Church [142 CR 106, on the east side of Santa Anna Mountain] from June 6, 2009 to June 10, 2009 with a kids and parents program the morning of June 11, 2009.

Kids jump into bayou fun at Crocodile Dock with Bible-learning activities, songs, teamwork-building games, yummy treats, Bible adventures, collect Bible Memory Buddy cards to remind them of God’s Word, and create Bible Point crafts.

Plus, kids will learn to look for evidence daily of God all around them through practicing “God Sightings”.

Each day ends with Firefly Finale—a celebration that gets everyone involved in living what they’ve learned.

Family members & friends are encouraged to join in with their kids each week day, for this special time 8:35 PM.

Crocodile Dock is for kids entering Kindergarten to entering 7th grade [ages 4-13 years old; 3 year olds may attend with an older brother or sister.] and will run from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM each day.

Visit our New Web Site at and click on VBS for more information

Gouldbusk Rodeo Association

Submitted by Sarah Beal
The Gouldbusk Rodeo Association has several upcoming events scheduled. Association members met and held a planning meeting on June 7th at the rodeo arena in Gouldbusk. Plans were made to make improvements to the facilities. Members have been working on the improvements, when time permits. Volunteers are needed to help with painting at the arena.

Scheduled events include the following: Team Roping to be held on Saturday, July 11th at 6:00 p.m., Open Rodeo for all ages on Saturday, July 25th at 8:00 p.m.( steer riding, barrels, poles, flags, ribbon roping, breakaway roping and tie-down roping), and a Ranch Rodeo (trailer loading, doctoring, wild cow milking, branding and mugging, with a bonus jackpot hide race) on Saturday, August 8th.

Watch for more information on these events.

Gouldbusk Rodeo Association Team Roping Bash

Submitted by Sarah Beal
The Gouldbusk Rodeo Association will hold the Gouldbusk Team Roping Bash on Saturday, July 11th. The roping will be a #9, # 11 and #13 roping. Entry fees are 3 for $50.00 Team / $25.00 man enter up. All ropings run together with separate short rounds.

The producer has the right to classify you if you do not have a USTRC number. Books will be open from 5:00 till 5:45 p.m. and roping will begin at 6:00 p.m. Buckles will go to Champion header and heeler of each roping. A concession stand will be available on site. Spectators are welcome. For more information contact: Jake Stephenson at (325) 214-1798 or Aaron Loyd at (325) 669-3467.

Texas Department of Transportation

The nine county Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) Brownwood District, will begin summer mowing operations in early July. This year begins an initiative to reduce the number of times and the number of acres that are mowed statewide.

TxDOT’s budget has been scrubbed several times in the last year with an eye toward reducing expenses while maintaining the high level of safety that the public expects. With less money and an aging system, maintaining the pavement structure is critical. Maintenance on pavement structures will be given priority over all other maintenance functions.

In the past, the Brownwood district has scheduled three mowing cycles annually but this year, there will be only two. One during mid-summer and the second after the first frost in late fall. All U.S. and State Highways will get a double width mow which amounts to about 30 ft. and FM roads will get a one width mow of 15 ft. Mowing will not be reduced in areas where sight distance is a concern such as intersections or on ramps and off ramps. Those areas will be mowed as often as necessary.

The Brownwood District does not depend solely on mowing to manage the right of way. Each maintenance office maintains a herbicide program to control invasive plants along pavement edges and eradicate noxious unwanted plants in the 30 ft. clear zone to make way for more desirable ones.

The lack of money is not the only motivation for reducing mowing cycles across the state. Habitat degradation and loss is the most significant problem associated with maintaining a healthy population of wildlife and plant resources. The 800,000 acres of right-of-way along Texas highways is a natural, protected habitat for more than 900 species of wildlife and 5,500 species of vascular plants including 2,000 different wildflowers.

There is a worry - especially in rural areas -that reduced mowing will increase the number of vehicle collisions involving wildlife. Studies show that roadside management practices have very little influence on roadkill. Animals typically use an established corridor which has nothing to do with whether the roadside is mowed or not. The main factors that do influence wildlife movement patterns are based on available cover and access to favored habitats on adjacent lands.

Thru its vegetation management program, TxDOT is committed to providing a safe and comfortable road network for the traveling public, enhancing environmental protection by developing roadside wildlife habitats, reducing erosion losses and providing cost-efficient maintenance activities.

More North Dakota and a Little North Carolina to Boot

I had hoped to share some North Dakota pictures and some other stuff with you this week but it has been an uphill battle all the way.

Saturday between trips in addition to the laundry, the grass needed mowing, the trash needed to be taken out, and the dog needed a bath! I also got to cook hamburgers for a Fathers' Day get together for all... Mom and Tex, Cindy, the girls, boys, and grand kids, except Luke.

I flew out of Killeen early Sunday on Continental Airlines to Houston and then on to Raleigh/Durham. Everything went pretty good until we got to Raleigh/Durham and found out my bag wanted to stay in Texas. Oh, it finally got to the hotel the next morning just in time for a shower and shave.

All that hanging around airports and learning has left me pretty much fried.

I will try to get it going soon.

Quite a bit different here on the East Coast. North Carolina is pretty country with all the trees. You can be driving through the big city and not even know it.

North Dakota

As I was telling you, sort of, I am in North Dakota this week for some work related training.

A co-worker and I flew from Austin to Minneapolis, Minnesota and then into Grand Forks, North Dakota on Sunday the 14th.

Grand Forks is about the size of San Angelo by the time you add East Grand Forks, Minnesota, which is across the Red River of the North that splits the towns and states.

Then we drove to the place we are staying, Grafton North Dakota, which is about an hour North.

Our training is actually in Park River North Dakota and it is absolutely the most neat little town I have ever been to. It is about the size of Santa Anna and the telephone company there, Polar Communications, is hosting the training. North Dakota itself is one of the neatest places I have ever been. All the places are in such order... grass mowed, no trash , nothing out of place. It is mostly blackland farmland seperated only by towns and these huge elm windbreaks. The people are friendly and most of them are Catholic or Mennonite. Sort of funny, their churches are real big except for the Baptist Church in Grafton which is about the size of Double H.

I will try to share some pictures when I get home and unload my camera.

More North Dakota

... and a little Canada too, eh?

After finishing training, Thursday we got a little extra time to run up to Canada. North Dakota borders Saskatchewan and Manitoba. Winnipeg is the major city in Manitoba with around 650,000 people and just up Interstate 29 from Grafton which is about the size of Coleman. The roads are very straight and the land very flat in this part of North America.

We had hoped to get to go to Canada and and we got our passports just in case. That was a whole other adventure for me to tell you about. So was the border crossings!

I was really disapointed with my first visit to Canada. It was sort of dirty and I didn't care too much for Winnipeg. I guess the big city is not for me either. It rained most of the way back to Grafton which didn't help it look any better.

I am afraid that the parts of Canada I want to see are only accessible by canoe, foot, or both. Me and my Dad's Old Town "Blue Canoe" are up for the task... I just need a porter and a paddler since Dad is gone... but he would be there with me just the same.

I am ready to be home. Friday is a fly day. Back to Grand Forks, jump the puddle to Minneapolis, and then to Austin just in time to hit the traffic... oh the big city again!

But I won't get to stay home too long as I fly out again early Sunday to Raleigh North Carolina for another week of training. I keep telling them I have to forget something to learn something new!

It is selective learning and I am thankful for the opportunites. In this day and time job security is worth a lot! I just wish I could selectivly forget... Cindy and the girls think I do already...

I had prepared a bunch of Santa Anna stuff to talk to you about but I just can't get in the mood up here... I am too far from home and the days are too long up here I guess. But I can't wait to get home, do some laundry, and share some North Dakota pictures with you!

Rob and Sharon Cheaney

Submitted by: Judy Meister
Tuesday, June 16th marked a double anniversary for Rob and Sharon Cheaney as they celebrated their 36th wedding anniversary, as well as Rob's 37th with the Santa Anna National Bank.

The community would like to send out its sincere congratulations and thanks to you both for the endless devotion you've given to us.

We love you Rob, Sharon, Joey and Chris

Roger Walker

It is with great sadness that I tell you of the passing of Roger Walker, retired Santa Anna ISD Superintendent. Mr. Walker passed away early Sunday morning, June 14th, after a battle with cancer.

I learned of Mr. Walker's passing from a text message forwarded to me by my wife Cindy as I was changing flights in Minneapolis on my way to North Dakota for a week of work related training.

Mr. Walker was a great educator and a great man.

He brought to the Santa Anna ISD and Santa Anna, a sense of pride and hope for the future of Santa Anna ISD and it's students.

He was instrumental in restoring both our faith in our schools and the school buildings themselves.

Without Mr. Walker our school could be faced with the problems of many of the other small schools, but through his vision and guidance our schools have been made new again at a time when he could not be.

I had the opportunity to work with Mr. Walker on the EDC and his faith in Santa Anna was not limited to just our school.

See the full obituary and service information here.

Please keep the Walker family in your prayers.

Expo Center Donor Wall

The Donor Wall for the Expo Center has been constructed and the tiles are in place. Caroline Skelton graciously donated her time and talents with calligraphy to letter the tiles. The wall is beautiful and gives credit to the donors. Blank tiles are still for sale. Donations go to the ongoing expenses and upkeep of the CCYAC facilities. Donations are tax deductible. Tiles come in three sizes and may be paid out over a four year period with a signed pledge sheet. To purchase a tile, contact Henry Dodson @325- 382-4693or Sarah Beal @325-785-4291.

Below is a list of donors that currently have tiles on the wall:
Travis & Millie Goree
Coleman County Foundation
MKB Foundation
Coleman County Livestock Show Association
The Fasken Foundation
Ted & Sonjia Taylor, Ben & Meredith Taylor
Coleman Veterinary Clinic
Jim & Sue Brusenhan
Dodge Jones Foundation
Steve & Cindy Hall
Kent & Carla Finley
Heath & Danyelle Hemphill
City of Coleman
Coleman County Electric Cooperative
Bob & Jo Tyson
Joe & Faye Faries
Coleman County Extension Education Association
Payton Mayes
Coleman Lions Club
Joe Ed Wise
Jerry K. & Ruth Ann Taylor
Bill & Bonnie Hennig
William & Carla Fair
Jimmy & Brenda Smith
Frances Richardson
Bob & Ann Turner
Bernice Lee
Richard R. Lee, Jr.
Curtis & Joy Skelton
Chris & Cindy Jamison
Ron & Sandi Carroll
Coleman County Farm Bureau
Sherman & Tammy Smith
David & Vicki Stewart
Dick & Virginia Jamison
Lynn & Patricia Owens
Novice Livestock Association
Raye King
Steve & Sarah Beal
Cindy & Doc Dockter
Dona Triplitt
Lyndon & Sue Key
E. Dale & Arletta Herring
Jimmie Jamison
Beal Appliance, Abilene, TX
David & Tracy Barnett
Wayne & Betty McClure

That Santa Anna Store

Santa Anna
6-man Pee Wee Football

Santa Anna Community Services is proud to bring
6-man pee wee football to the youth of Santa Anna.

Opened to kids that will be in grades K-6th during
the 2009-2010 school year.

Ages (for up coming school year, 09-10):
K-2nd: Flag football
3rd & 4th: Tackle football
5th & 6th: Tackle football

Flag football: $30*
Tackle football: $60*
*Plus $40 if you do not want your child to participate in the fundraiser, to be held during the season.

All forms and money need to be turned in at the Telephone office, by June 26**.
**Fees will be increased to $50/$100 if paid after this date.

More information along with forms can be picked up at:
Double H Restaurant
Santa Anna Grocery
Coleman Co. Telephone Coop.

Or online at:

Click here for Six Man Youth Football Association 2009 Registration and Release Form

For more information call Tim Perry @ 348-9259

Santa Anna Historical Development Organization

Service Interruptions for
Coleman County Telephone Customers

Beginning Tuesday, June 9th through Friday, June 12th, Coleman County Telephone Cooperative, Inc. will be performing some equipment upgrades in the Mozelle (357) exchange. Customers in this exchange could experience interruptions in their telephone service during this time period.

The areas that will be specifically affected are Elm Creek and Concho Park. Customers in these areas will experience periodic interruptions of service, which could last up to 4 hours. When the upgrades are complete the service should return to normal.

If you have any questions, or your service is out for longer than 4 hours, please contact Coleman County Telephone at 348-3124.

Customers in the other exchanges serviced by CCTC should not experience any outages due to these upgrades.


What Rain?

I could have sworn that I told you about the rain that I got last week but I sure don't know what happened to it!

I have been working on so many different things here lately I keep getting that Brother Marvin Hale problem of "Going to the hereafter"... forgetting what I am here after.

Occasionally I will make a change or an addition to the News after getting to work during a break in the morning or at lunch. It is usually after getting home late the night before or after staying up late working on the News and being too sleepy to care about spelling, etc. I get to work and read what I wrote the night before and it doesn't make sense or I leave off something I meant to say... like it rained three inches! Sometimes I go back home and just write over whatever I changed only to have to do it over again... I may have to start putting a time and date on when I am writing this stuff... the date and times are of course on these web pages files. In fact I have the date the page was updated up there at the top left of most of the pages on the News. Right now it is six in the morning of Tuesday June 9th.

Anyhow it rained last week... an inch one day and then two to three more, depending on which gauge I looked at, a couple of days later. I am also lost without reporter, Tex Wright, who has been in the VA hospital in San Antonio for a few days. He is OK and actually came home yesterday, Monday the 8th. I hope and pray he gets well soon.

Carl Langford, the Santa Anna Cemetery Historian, called me last week and said the storm blew over one of the old trees on the Southeast side of the cemetery. When he called I knew which one he was describing as it was such a nice evergreen. I think that it was a Cypress variety and will try to identify it better. Anyone who knows send me an e-mail to

Mr. Langford and Mr. Fahrlander have already removed the tree as it was over a headstone.

Santa Anna Texas website

Tarleton State University Distinguished Students Announced

June 3, 2009
STEPHENVILLE, TEXAS—The Distinguished Students list for the spring 2009 semester has been released by Tarleton State University.

Distinguished students include freshman and sophomore students who have a minimum 3.25 grade point ratio (GPR) and no grade lower than a ‘C,’ and juniors and seniors who have a minimum 3.5 GPR with no grade lower than a ‘C.’ All must be in good standing with the university.

Jessica Kerr, an Interdisciplinary Studies major from Stephenville and sometimes Santa Anna, was among those TSU students named to the list.

Jessica is the mother of a proud son, Luke Kerr also of Stephenville and the daughter of proud parents James and Cindy Pelton of Santa Anna.

Santa Anna ISD

Santa Anna ISD student selected for Lone Star Leadership Academy

Hannah Hartman, daughter of James Edwards and Stephanie Hartman-Edwards and a student at Santa Anna Junior High School in the Santa Anna Independent School District, has been selected to travel to the Houston/Galveston area as a participant in Education in Action’s Lone Star Leadership Academy, June 22-26, 2009. Hannah’s selection for the Academy was based on her outstanding academic success, demonstrated leadership ability, a recommendation by her teacher, Kristi Herrod, and her involvement in school and community activities. Education in Action, dedicated to fostering educated and involved Texans, hosts the Lone Star Leadership Academy to "Instill the Spirit of Texas in Tomorrow’s Leaders".

Hannah’s U.S. Senators, the Honorable John Cornyn and the Honorable Kay Bailey Hutchison, and U.S. Representative, the Honorable Mike Conaway, District 11, will be notified of her accomplishment.

Joining a delegation of outstanding students from across the state of Texas, Hannah will develop leadership skills while learning about the great state of Texas and its leaders. She will learn about future career and internship opportunities and visit historically, scientifically, and environmentally significant sites including NASA’s Johnson Space Center, Moody Gardens, the San Jacinto Battleground Monument, Battleship Texas, the Port of Houston, and the Houston Museum of Natural Science. Additional activities will include a boat ride on Galveston Bay with a marine biologist, the IMAX Theater, dinner on Kemah boardwalk, and a farewell program.

The Lone Star Leadership Academy provides unique opportunities for outstanding 5th-8th graders to learn about the Spirit of Texas and what it truly means to be from the Lone Star State. Participants discuss what they learn, complete problem solving and decision-making simulations, exercise creativity, and practice presentation skills in Leadership Groups. In addition, participants have fun meeting other outstanding students from across the state of Texas and making new friends while adding to their resume of academic achievements, developing leadership skills, and bringing home a wealth of information to supplement what they are learning in school.

The Lone Star Leadership Academy calls for participants to become active citizens and leaders in their communities. Participants in the Lone Star Leadership Academy – Houston/Galveston program must be in the 7th or 8th grade, maintain an 85 or higher average, demonstrate academic and leadership ability, receive an educator recommendation, and be involved in community or school activities. Education in Action also offers the Lone Star Leadership Academy – Dallas/Fort Worth program for outstanding 5th and 6th graders and the Austin program for outstanding 6th and 7th graders. Facilitator/student ratio is 1 to 10 and all facilitators are Texas educators. For more information about Education in Action or the Lone Star Leadership Academy – Dallas/Fort Worth, Austin, or Houston/Galveston programs, call 817-562-4957 or visit

Santa Anna National Bank

Coleman County Youth Activity Center News

Submitted by Sarah Beal CCYAC Secretary

In honor of Henry and Margie Dodson by Fran Sonnenberg

Travis & Millie Goree
William & Carla Fair
Beal Appliance, Abilene, TX
Michael & Synda Smith
John & Tina Hensley- banding machine
Gouldbusk Homemakers Club
Wayne & Betty McClure
Dubar Seed

In memory of Kaye Franklin by Retamay Gaines, Berva Dawn & Babette Taylor, Henry & Margie Dodson, Mr. & Mrs. Sandy Neal, Sarah Beal, Travis & Millie Goree, Joe Pat & Alice Hemphill, Shoppin Baskit, Karen & Pete Renick, Bob & Ann Turner
In memory of Jan Rabon by Berva Dawn & Babette Taylor
In memory of Bob Rutherford by Steve & Sarah Beal, Bob & Ann Turner
In memory of Sharon Koenig by Mr. & Mrs. Sandy Neal
In memory of Brandon Dillard by Mr. & Mrs. Sandy Neal
In memory of Neille Starnes by Coleman County Medical Center Hospital Auxiliary, Bob & Ann Turner
In memory of Don & Neille Starnes by Joe Pat & Alice Hemphill
In memory of Jake Hausenfluke by Ben & Debbie Scott, Thad & Shirley Sansing, Bob & Ann Turner
In memory of Bob Grider by Joe Pat & Alice Hemphill
In memory of Billie Puckett by Melba Baugh, Virginia Jamison, Helen R. Todd, Rick & Kaye McKee, Steve & Sarah Beal, Mr. & Mrs. Thad Sansing, James & Charlotte Baker, Johnny Todd, James & Wanda Dieterich, Larry & Diane Smith, Johnny & Martha Burkey, Henry & Margie Dodson, Janet Barker, Mr. & Mrs. David Watson, Sammy & Lou Ann Pate, Don & Marian Johnson, Ben & Debbie Scott, Ronald & Lexia Bagley, Clifford & Jerri Ann Chambers, Brent & Renea McMillan, Bobbie Edington, Bob & Sylvia Edington, Joe Pat & Alice Hemphill, Davey & Lorri Thweatt, Skip & Susan Casey, Travis & Millie Goree, Phil & Gwen Huggins
In memory of Patsy Bartley by Steve & Sarah Beal, Rick & Kaye McKee, Patricia & Lynn Owens
In memory of Doris Matthews by Steve & Sarah Beal, Bob & Ann Turner, Rick & Kaye McKee
In memory of Billy & Patsy Bartley by Bob & Ann Turner
In memory of Clifford L. Horn by Bob & Ann Turner
In memory of Howard Stephenson by Lynn & Trisha Owens, Bowen Drug Store/James C. Stokes, Bob & Ann Turner
In memory of Clarence & Annie Mitchell by Richard & Clarice Hambright
In memory of Joe Hambright by Richard & Clarice Hambright
In memory of Garvis Boyle by Bowen Drug Store/James C. Stokes
In memory of W. B. Bludworth by Bowen Drug Store/James C. Stokes
In memory of Patricia Johnson by Bowen Drug Store/James C. Stokes, Bob & Ann Turner
In memory of Adrian Gordon by Bowen Drug Store/ James C. Stokes
In memory of Charlotte Mosley by Bowen Drug Store/ James C. Stokes
In memory of Felix & Betty Schmidt by Bob & Ann Turner
In memory of Bobbie Dodson by Coleman County State Bank, Steve & Sarah Beal, Larry & Elaine Robinson, Lynn & Trisha Owens, Larry & Donna Seymore, Thad & Shirley Sansing, Mark & Beatrice Phillips, Fran Sonnenberg, Mary Lou Fuller, Edna Sparks, Ken & Helen Smith, Mark & Teresa Smith & Family, Darrell Tapley, Jim & Gloria Tapley, Nancy Whitworth, Gary & Nita Tapley, The Dick Koenig Family, Phil & Gwen Huggins
In memory of Buck McGonagill by Steve, Sarah and Candace Beal
In memory of Margaret McGonagill by Steve & Sarah Beal, Candace Beal
In memory of Buck & Margaret McGonagill by The Dan Taylor Family
In memory of Effie Lee Ratliff by Larry & Elaine Robinson
In memory of Joe Greer by Rick & Kaye McKee
In memory of Mrs. Harry (Margaret) Crews by Bob & Ann Turner
In memory of James F. Hunter by Bob & Ann Turner
In memory of John D. Rhone by Bob & Ann Turner
In memory of Inus Underwood by Bob & Ann Turner
In memory of John Hensley by Bob & Ann Turner
In memory of Dr. William R. Jones by Bob & Ann Turner
In memory of Judy Robinson Rasbury by Rick & Kaye McKee, Patricia & Lynn Owens
In memory of Mrs. James (Elise) West by Bob & Ann Turner
In memory of Glenn Cullins by Bob & Ann Turner
In memory of Mary Funderburg by Bowen Drug Store/ James C. Stokes
In memory of Belle Farris by Bowen Drug Store/ James C. Stokes
In memory of Gerald Welch by Bowen Drug Store/ James C. Stokes
In memory of Doil Boothe by James C. Stokes/ Bowen Drug Store
In memory of Lena Wallis by Bowen Drug Store/James C. Stokes, Joe Pat & Alice Hemphill, Skip & Susan Casey, Stan & Alana Brudney
In memory of Ruth Locke by Bowen Drug Store/ James C. Stokes
In memory of James Reed by Bowen Drug Store/ James C. Stokes
In memory of Marie Mills by Joe Pat & Alice Hemphill
In memory of David Flynn by Thad & Shirley Sansing

Donations and memorials are greatly appreciated and are tax deductible as the Coleman County Youth Activity Center is a 501 (3) c organization as designated by the Internal Revenue Service. Donations can be sent to Patricia Owens at First Coleman National Bank, P. O. Box 552, Coleman, TX 76834 or to Coleman County Youth Activity Center, P. O. Box 766, Coleman, TX 76834.

Gouldbusk Rodeo Association

The Gouldbusk Rodeo Association will have a meeting on Sunday, June 7th at 6:00 pm at the arena. Summer events will be discussed. All interested persons are encouraged to attend. Cookies and tea will be served. For more information call: Aaron Loyd.

Cen-Tex Land Co.

Vacation Bible School!

Join an archaeological expedition through the Egyptian desert and experience a great adventure with Santa Anna First Baptist Church Club VBS: Truth Trek. Santa Anna First Baptist Church invites all children age 4 through grade 6 for our annual Club VBS. The trekkers(kids, that is) will participate in a journey filled with exciting Bible stores, cool crafts and snacks. We are happy to offer this fun-filled adventure to the children in our community and surrounding areas. We have a fine team of trek guides(teachers, that is) for this incredible experience
Club VBS Santa Anna First Baptist Church
June 1 to June 5
We begin each day at 6:oo PM to 8:00 PM
Van Service is available in Santa Anna Call Church Office 325-348-3725

Coleman County Telephone Cooperative

Softball, Baseball & T-Ball Schedules

8U Diamond Dolls Schedule

10U X-Treme Attitude Schedule

Astros Schedule

Diablos Schedule

Longhorns Schedule

Red Sox Schedule

Spartans Schedule


Slammers Schedule

Coaches - Ray Jones & William Loyd

Friday, May 22 Slammers @ Goldthwaite vs Goldthwaite 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 30 Slammers @ Goldthwaite vs Goldthwaite 10:00 a.m.
Tuesday, June 2 Slammers @ Santa Anna vs Early 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, June 4 Slammers @ Santa Anna vs Goldthwaite 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, June 13 Slammers @ Santa Anna vs Early 10:00 a.m.
Tuesday, June 16 Slammers @ Early vs Early 8:00 p.m.
Thursday, June 18 Slammers @ Goldthwaite vs Goldthwaite 7:00 p.m.
Monday, June 22 Slammers @ Early vs Early 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday, June 23 Slammers @ Santa Anna vs Early 7:00 p.m

M-Bar-H Lodge

Homecoming Date Set

The date for the 2009 Homecoming will be October 9th for the Homecoming Parade and football game and Saturday the 10th for the Santa Anna Ex Student's Association Annual Meeting.

It will be here before we know it so be sure and get all those class reunion plans started right now!

Connie Culpepper Massey of Abilene and the SAHS Class of 1984 are already working on getting their class together for a 25 year reunion. She emailed me and here is what she had to say:
I am already making plans to have the SAHS Class of 1984 25th reunion in 2009. Therefore, would you please post on your website that any graduates from 1984 please contact me by mail or email. I am hoping for a Summer 2009 get together, and then as many that can attend homecoming weekend in the Fall as well. Thanks for any help. Connie (Culpepper) Massey

Send an e-mail to and I will put you in touch with Connie.

Any others having reunions are welcome to get them started right here too!

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