I know this is an old post but thought I would respond anyway. McCarty was north of Lamesa but I can't tell you how far. I THINK that Ballard was west of Lamesa. I heard my dad speak of Ballard. He grew up northwest of Lamesa at Mungerville or Munger. I assume that Ballard was that direction as well. My father is deceased but I have an older friend who might be able to tell me the location.