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Chamber of Commerce

2015-2017

Member Directory and Visitor’s Guide


Announcing!

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About the Directory

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Designed by dĂŶĚĞŵĞƐŝŐŶĂŶĚ/ůůƵƐƚƌĂƟŽŶ ǁǁǁ͘dĂŶĚĞŵĚŝ͘ĐŽŵ Printed by ŽĐŬƌĞůůŶŽǀĂƟŽŶ ǁǁǁ͘ĐŽĐŬƌĞůů͘ĐŽŵ Contributors: WĂƵů'ŶĂĚƚ DŝĐŚĂĞůhůƌŝĐŚ Photographers: EŝĐŬŚĞƐŶĞLJ WĂƵů'ŶĂĚƚ >ŝŶĚĂDĂƌƟŶ :ĞƌƌLJWŽƩĞƌ :ŽƌŐĞsĞůĞnj Map: :ŽŚŶŶLJŽŬĞƌ

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Keene Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors WĂƵů'ŶĂĚƚ͕ƉƌĞƐŝĚĞŶƚ tĂLJůĂŶĚŝƐĐŽ͕ǀŝĐĞƉƌĞƐŝĚĞŶƚ ŚĞƌLJů^ĐŚƌĂŵ͕ƐĞĐƌĞƚĂƌLJ ^ĂƌĂŚ>ĂLJƚŽŶ͕ƚƌĞĂƐƵƌĞƌ ZŽLJZŽďŝŶƐŽŶ͕ŵĞŵďĞƌƐŚŝƉ ĚŝƌĞĐƚŽƌ ĂǀŝĚWĂƩĞƌƐŽŶ :ĞƌĞWƵƚŶĂŵ <ĞŶ^ŚĂǁ ^ŚĂƌŽŶsĂƵŐŚŶ

817.556.2995 | 110 S. Old Betsy Road, Keene, Texas 76059 | www.keenechamber.org 4


A Letter from the Mayor to our uld like to welcome you wo I e, erc m m o c f o r e be ham and the ch W and the half of the city of Keene 67 corridor between I-35W n beh y a w gh Hi e th on d ate mmunity loc nd growing. home. We are a small co 6,100 in population an er ov t jus th wi y wa rk Pa new Chisholm Trail . We are proud ene is a greaat place to be Ke , ily fam ur yo or re ,a he g your business the private school syysttem or c bli pu e th Whether you are bringin m fro ns ne Thiss is on ool system. Offering optio er leaving the ciity limits. ev t ou to say we have a great sch th wi ee gr de â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ter rgarten to a mas r a population off 100,0000 de un n tow st be 16 . student can go from kinde No e th ranked by Niche.com as reason Keene was recently mily in Texas. to raise a fam age ise your family. Our aver ra to ce pla a for ng hi arc se quare or education, is also key in e drive to its Sundance S ut in -m 35 Affordability, along with t or sh a ly on t ort. We were at of Fort Worth, bu e DFW Interrnational Airp th home prices are below th to ur ho an an th s les . l District and 7th Street or the Cultura th ranked by Movoto.com or W rt Fo d n u o r a s e i t i ci e ffordabl ff also in the top 10 most a e city staff in place who ar d an ls cia offi ted c e l e s a ne h ultilace to raisse a family, Keee unity flourish. We have m m m co is h t e se On top of beeing a greaat p o to es tak t i hat d to do wh way 67 and ded n mind hinking and open ndustrial park off of High in r ou h forward th th wi g n i us ho are w lopment. nufacturing and me forr commercial deve ple opportunities for ma prim d n lan raw f o s on cti se le d 318 as well as multip nty Road Coun velopment ) and Keene Business De d rd oa B A e yp (T ion t a or ore opment Corp velo community to make it m r u ou g in t o m ro p The Keene Economic De in job at do a gree pe B Board) continue to Corporation (Typ milies. nesses and fam inviting for busin ity. promoting our commun n in rk o w ard h its of all our paamber of commerce for ness Exxpo in the spring to sin Bu a I waant to recognize the ch m om Fr y. cit e th ut and events througho is always working above r e be am h c e th , They put on a number of as m tm ris the Fourth of July and Ch as. rades and celebraations for e citty and surrrounding are th in ts en id res r ou for ts beyond to offer more even time nteers who donate their u l o vo by d e ffe ff sta is , ad Ro d at 110 South Old Betsyy The chamber office, locate ce to live, work and play. to makke Keene a better pla ou to Keene! yo here to stay, we welcome or it s i vi to re he e uâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;r yo er Wheth Best Wishes, B

Mayor James Chaplline

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Why Keene?

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e understand your interest in Keene and its many businesses, most owned and operated by people who live here. dŚĞLJĐĂŵĞƚŽĂƩĞŶĚĐŽůůĞŐĞŽƌƉƵƚƚŚĞŝƌĐŚŝůĚƌĞŶŝŶ our elementary and secondary schools and stayed to ďĞĐŽŵĞ ƉƌŽĚƵĐƟǀĞ ƌĞƐŝĚĞŶƚƐ͘ dŚĞƐĞ ďƵƐŝŶĞƐƐ ŽǁŶers have chosen to invest in the city they love, and ŚĂǀĞĂĚĞƐŝƌĞƚŽŵĂŬĞŝƚĂŶĞǀĞŶďĞƩĞƌƉůĂĐĞƚŽůŝǀĞ ĂŶĚƌĂŝƐĞĂĨĂŵŝůLJ͕ŽƌƌĞƟƌĞ͘ Keene is a quiet town perfectly situated on the hisƚŽƌŝĐŚŝƐŚŽůŵdƌĂŝů͕ůŽĐĂƚĞĚŽŶ,ŝŐŚǁĂLJϲϳĂŶĚ&D 2280 (Old Betsy Road), six miles west of Interstate 35W.

The High Point Keene was founded in 1890 and incorporated in ϭϵϱϱ͘ <ĞĞŶĞ ŝƐ ƚŚĞ ŚŝŐŚĞƐƚ ƉŽŝŶƚ ŝŶ :ŽŚŶƐŽŶ ŽƵŶƚLJ ĂŶĚ ĂŝŵƐ ŚŝŐŚ ƚŽ ƐƵĐĐĞĞĚ ŝŶ ĚĞǀĞůŽƉŵĞŶƚ ŝŶ ƚŚĞ present and in the future. Keene is known for its rich ŚŝƐƚŽƌLJŝŶŚĞĂůƚŚLJůŝǀŝŶŐ͕ĞĚƵĐĂƟŽŶ͕ĂŶĚĚĞĚŝĐĂƟŽŶƚŽ service of others. <ĞĞŶĞ͛ƐƐŵĂůůͲƚŽǁŶ͕ĨŽƵƌͲƚƌĂĸĐͲůŝŐŚƚĂƚŵŽƐƉŚĞƌĞŝƐ a safe place to take your daily walks or let your chil-

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(817) 202-6833 www.883thejourney.org ϯϬϲEŽůůĞŐĞƌŝǀĞ Keene, TX 76059

Top-rated Schools <ĞĞŶĞ,ŝŐŚ^ĐŚŽŽůƌĞĐĞŝǀĞĚĂďƌŽŶnjĞƌĂƟŶŐďLJ U. S. News and World Reportt in 2012 and was named one of ͞ŵĞƌŝĐĂ͛ƐďĞƐƚ,ŝŐŚ^ĐŚŽŽůƐ͘͟ <ĞĞŶĞ /ŶĚĞƉĞŶĚĞŶƚ ^ĐŚŽŽů ŝƐƚƌŝĐƚ ŝƐ ĂĐĐƌĞĚŝƚĞĚ ďLJ ƚŚĞdĞdžĂƐĚƵĐĂƟŽŶŐĞŶĐLJ͕ǁŝƚŚĂƌĞĐŽŐŶŝnjĞĚƌĂƟŶŐ͘ dǁŽĐĂŵƉƵƐĞƐĂƌĞƌĂŶŬĞĚĞdžĞŵƉůĂƌLJĂŶĚŽŶĞŝƐƌĞĐŽŐŶŝnjĞĚ͘ KƵƌǁĞůůͲƋƵĂůŝĮĞĚƉƌŝǀĂƚĞƐĐŚŽŽůƐĂƌĞĂůƐŽĂŶŽƉƟŽŶ ǁŝƚŚŐƌĂĚĞƐĨƌŽŵƉƌĞͲŬŝŶĚĞƌŐĂƌƚĞŶƚŚƌŽƵŐŚƚŚĞŐƌĂĚƵĂƚĞĚĞŐƌĞĞůĞǀĞů͘ <ĞĞŶĞĚǀĞŶƟƐƚůĞŵĞŶƚĂƌLJ^ĐŚŽŽůĂŶĚƉƌŝǀĂƚĞŚŝŐŚ ƐĐŚŽŽů ŚŝƐŚŽůŵ dƌĂŝů ĐĂĚĞŵLJ ŽīĞƌ ŚƌŝƐƟĂŶ ďĂƐĞĚ ĞĚƵĐĂƟŽŶ͘ ^ŽƵƚŚǁĞƐƚĞƌŶĚǀĞŶƟƐƚhŶŝǀĞƌƐŝƚLJŽīĞƌƐĂǀĂƌŝĞƚLJŽĨ ĂƐƐŽĐŝĂƚĞ͕ďĂĐŚĞůŽƌƐĂŶĚŵĂƐƚĞƌƐĚĞŐƌĞĞƐ͘ dŽŐĞƚŚĞƌ͕ŽƵƌϭϯĨƵůůͲƟŵĞƉĂŝĚŽĸĐĞƌƉŽůŝĐĞĨŽƌĐĞĂŶĚ ĞŝŐŚƚĨƵůůͲƟŵĞƉĂŝĚĮƌĞĮŐŚƚĞƌĮƌĞƌĞƐĐƵĞĚĞƉĂƌƚŵĞŶƚ ƚĂŬĞƉƌŝĚĞŝŶƉƌŽǀŝĚŝŶŐǀŝƚĂůƐĂĨĞƚLJĂŶĚĂŵďƵůĂŶĐĞƐĞƌǀŝĐĞƚŽŽƵƌĐŝƟnjĞŶƐ͘ <ĞĞŶĞĂůƐŽŚĂƐĂƐƚƌŽŶŐĐŚĂŵďĞƌŽĨĐŽŵŵĞƌĐĞǁŝƚŚ 7


members that are proud to live and work in this city. Chamber members appreciate Keene, its past, present and certainly its future. Our members have the ĚĞƐŝƌĞƚŽŐŝǀĞƐŽŵĞƚŚŝŶŐďĂĐŬƚŽƚŚŝƐĐŽŵŵƵŶŝƚLJ͕ƚŚĞ ƉůĂĐĞƚŚĂƚŚĂƐďĞĞŶƐŽŐŽŽĚƚŽƵƐĂŶĚŽƵƌĨĂŵŝůŝĞƐ͘ dŚĞ ǀŽůƵŶƚĞĞƌͲƐƚĂīĞĚ ĐŚĂŵďĞƌ ŽĸĐĞ ŝƐ ůŽĐĂƚĞĚ Ăƚ ϭϭϬ ^ŽƵƚŚ KůĚ ĞƚƐLJ ZŽĂĚ͘ dŚĞƐĞ ǀŽůƵŶƚĞĞƌƐ ŝŶĨŽƌŵ ƌĞƐŝĚĞŶƚƐ͕ ǀŝƐŝƚŽƌƐ ĂƐ ǁĞůů ĂƐ ƉƌŽƐƉĞĐƟǀĞ ƌĞƐŝĚĞŶƚƐ ŽĨ the resources available in Keene. ŵŽŶŐƚŚĞĂĐƟǀŝƟĞƐŽīĞƌĞĚďLJƚŚĞŚĂŵďĞƌĂƌĞ͗ • Monthly Membership Luncheons (held the fourth dŚƵƌƐĚĂLJĞǀĞƌLJŵŽŶƚŚĞdžĐĞƉƚĞĐĞŵďĞƌͿƉƌŽǀŝĚĞŶĞƚǁŽƌŬŝŶŐ ŽƉƉŽƌƚƵŶŝƟĞƐ ĂůŽŶŐ ǁŝƚŚ ƉƌŽŐƌĂŵƐ ƚŚĂƚ ĂƌĞ ďŽƚŚŝŶĨŽƌŵĂƟǀĞĂŶĚŵŽƟǀĂƟŽŶĂů͘ • The Annual Business Expo, Health and Job Fair. ^ƉŽŶƐŽƌĞĚďLJƚŚĞ<ĞĞŶĞĐŽŶŽŵŝĐĞǀĞůŽƉŵĞŶƚŽƌƉŽƌĂƟŽŶĂŶĚƚŚĞ<ĞĞŶĞƵƐŝŶĞƐƐĞǀĞůŽƉŵĞŶƚŽƌƉŽƌĂƟŽŶŝŶĂƐƐŽĐŝĂƟŽŶǁŝƚŚ^ŽƵƚŚǁĞƐƚĞƌŶĚǀĞŶƟƐƚhŶŝǀĞƌƐŝƚLJ͕ƚŚĞĨĂŝƌĂůƐŽŝŶĐůƵĚĞƐƚŚĞdĞdžĂƐtŽƌŬ&ŽƌĐĞũŽď ĨĂŝƌ͘ƌĞĂďƵƐŝŶĞƐƐĞƐŐƌĞĞƚĂƩĞŶĚĞĞƐĂƚƚŚƐǁŚŝůĞ ĨĂŝƌŐŽĞƌƐĂůƐŽƉĂƌƟĐŝƉĂƚĞŝŶŚĞĂůƚŚƐĐƌĞĞŶŝŶŐƐƉƌŽǀŝĚĞĚďLJƚŚĞ^ŽƵƚŚǁĞƐƚĞƌŶĞƉĂƌƚŵĞŶƚŽĨEƵƌƐŝŶŐ͘,ĞůĚ in April. • Fourth of July Parade. The chamber is responsible ĨŽƌ ƚŚĞ ĂŶŶƵĂů /ŶĚĞƉĞŶĚĞŶĐĞ ĂLJ WĂƌĂĚĞ͘ ŶŽƚŚĞƌ ĐŽŵŵŝƩĞĞŽĨƌĞƐŝĚĞŶƚƐƉůĂŶƐĂŵŽƌŶŝŶŐŽĨĞŶƚĞƌƚĂŝŶment and food. • The Annual Adult Soap Box Derby, held over the >ĂďŽƌĂLJǁĞĞŬĞŶĚ͕ƉƌŽǀŝĚĞƐĂŶŽƉƉŽƌƚƵŶŝƚLJĨŽƌďƵƐŝŶĞƐƐĞƐ ƚŽ ďĞ ǀŝƐŝďůĞ ƚŽ ŵĂŶLJ ƐƉĞĐƚĂƚŽƌƐ ĂŶĚ ƉĂƌƟĐŝpants. • The Annual Chamber Banquet, started in 1993, atƚƌĂĐƚƐĂƐŽůĚͲŽƵƚĐƌŽǁĚƚŽƚŚĞŽŵŵŝƩĞĞŽĨϭϬϬĂĨĞƚĞƌŝĂŽŶƚŚĞĐĂŵƉƵƐŽĨ^ŽƵƚŚǁĞƐƚĞƌŶĚǀĞŶƟƐƚhŶŝversity on the fourth Thursday in October to learn who ǁŝůůƌĞĐĞŝǀĞĂǁĂƌĚƐĨŽƌĐŽŶƚƌŝďƵƟŽŶƐƚŽƚŚĞĐŽŵŵƵŶŝƚLJ͘ • Basketball Tournament. This annual tournament ŚĞůĚ ŝŶ EŽǀĞŵďĞƌ ŝŶǀŽůǀĞƐ ƚŚĞ <ĞĞŶĞ ,ŝŐŚ ^ĐŚŽŽů ŚĂƌŐĞƌƐ ĂŶĚ >ĂĚLJ ŚĂƌŐĞƌƐ ĂŶĚ ƚĞĂŵƐ ĨƌŽŵ ĂƌŽƵŶĚ ƚŚĞDĞƚƌŽƉůĞdž͘ • Christmas Light Parade. hƐƵĂůůLJŚĞůĚĂƚϲ͗ϯϬƉ͘ŵ͘ ƚŚĞĮƌƐƚ^ƵŶĚĂLJŝŶĞĐĞŵďĞƌ͕ƚŚĞƉĂƌĂĚĞĂƩƌĂĐƚƐůŝŐŚƚĞĚǀĞŚŝĐůĞƐĂŶĚŽƚŚĞƌŵŽďŝůĞĞŶƚƌŝĞƐĨƌŽŵƚŚƌŽƵŐŚŽƵƚ ƚŚĞ ĐŽƵŶƚLJ͘ /ƚ ŝƐ ĨŽůůŽǁĞĚ ďLJ Ă ƐƉĞĐƚĂĐƵůĂƌ ĮƌĞǁŽƌŬƐ show. • United States Flags for Display.tŚĂƚůŽŶŐƟŵĞƌĞƐŝĚĞŶƚƌĂĚLJZƵƐŬďĞŐĂŶŝŶϭϵϵϱǁŝƚŚƚŚĞƉƵƌĐŚĂƐĞŽĨ ĞŝŐŚƚŇĂŐƐŚĂƐŐƌŽǁŶƚŽŵŽƌĞƚŚĂŶϯϯϱh͘^͘ŇĂŐƐĚŝƐƉůĂLJĞĚŝŶŵĞŵŽƌLJŽƌŝŶŚŽŶŽƌŽĨƐŽŵĞŽŶĞĂůŽŶŐKůĚ Betsy Road on holidays and special occasions. ͻZŝďďŽŶƵƫŶŐƐ͘ǀĞƌLJƟŵĞĂŶĞǁďƵƐŝŶĞƐƐŽƉĞŶƐ and joins the chamber, or an established business joins the chamber, whether in Keene, Alvarado, Cleburne 8

or the unincorporated areas in-between, the chamďĞƌŚŽůĚƐĂƌŝďďŽŶĐƵƫŶŐĨŽƌƚŚĂƚďƵƐŝŶĞƐƐ͘ŚĂŵďĞƌ ŵĞŵďĞƌƐ ĂƩĞŶĚ ƚŚĞ ƌŝďďŽŶ ĐƵƫŶŐ ĂŶĚ ƚŚĞ ďƵƐŝŶĞƐƐ ŐĞƚƐĂƉŚŽƚŽĂŶĚƐƚŽƌLJŝŶƚŚĞŶĞǁƐƉĂƉĞƌ͘ • The Best Decorated Contest. ^ŝŶĐĞϭϵϵϴ͕ƚŚŝƐĨƌŝĞŶĚůLJ ĐŽŶƚĞƐƚ ŚĂƐ ŵŽƟǀĂƚĞĚ ůŽĐĂů ďƵƐŝŶĞƐƐĞƐ ĂŶĚ ŚŽŵĞŽǁŶĞƌƐƚŽŐĞƚŝŶƚŚĞƐƉŝƌŝƚŽĨŚƌŝƐƚŵĂƐ͘ dŚĞĐŽŶƚĞƐƚ͕ǁŚŝĐŚƌĞĐŽŐŶŝnjĞƐĂƌĞƐŝĚĞŶƟĂůLJĂƌĚĂŶĚ a commercial business that is best decorated — inside ĂŶĚŽƵƚƐŝĚĞͶĨŽƌƚŚĞŚŽůŝĚĂLJƐ͕ŝƐŚĞůĚŝŶĞĐĞŵďĞƌ͘ dǁŽĂǁĂƌĚƐĂƌĞƉƌĞƐĞŶƚĞĚƚŽďƵƐŝŶĞƐƐĞƐ͗KŶĞĨŽƌƚŚĞ ďĞƐƚŽƵƚĚŽŽƌĚĞĐŽƌĂƟŽŶƐĂŶĚĂŶŽƚŚĞƌĨŽƌƚŚĞďĞƐƚŝŶĚŽŽƌĚĞĐŽƌĂƟŽŶƐ͘ One award is presented to a residence for the best decorated yard or house.  ĐŽŵŵŝƩĞĞ ŽĨ ũƵĚŐĞƐ ǀŝƐŝƚƐ ĞĂĐŚ ŶŽŵŝŶĂƚĞĚ ŚŽŵĞ ĂŶĚďƵƐŝŶĞƐƐƚŽŵĂŬĞƚŚĞĮŶĂůƐĞůĞĐƟŽŶ͘ ƐLJŽƵƐƉĞŶĚƟŵĞŝŶĂŶĚĂƌŽƵŶĚ<ĞĞŶĞLJŽƵǁŝůůĞǀĞŶƚƵĂůůLJƚŚŝŶŬŽĨ<ĞĞŶĞĂƐ͞LJŽƵƌƚŽǁŶ͘͟ƐĂĐŚĂŵďĞƌ͕ǁĞ hope that you will also think of the many small busiŶĞƐƐĞƐ ŝŶ <ĞĞŶĞ ĂƐ ͞LJŽƵƌ ďƵƐŝŶĞƐƐĞƐ͟ ĂŶĚ ŐŝǀĞ ƚŚĞŵ LJŽƵƌƉĂƚƌŽŶĂŐĞĂŶĚƐƵƉƉŽƌƚ͘dŚŝƐǁŝůůŶŽƚŽŶůLJĂƐƐƵƌĞ ƚŚĞŝƌĐŽŶƟŶƵĞĚƐƵĐĐĞƐƐďƵƚǁŝůůĂůƐŽŚĞůƉďƌŝŶŐŝŶŶĞǁ businesses and further enhance the experience of livŝŶŐŝŶ<ĞĞŶĞ͘

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Ŷ ĂĚĚŝƟŽŶ ƚŽ ƚŚĞ ĐŚĂŵďĞƌ͛Ɛ ƐƉŽŶƐŽƌĞĚ ĂĐƟǀŝƟĞƐ ;ůŝƐƚĞĚŽŶƉŐ͘ϴͿ<ĞĞŶĞŚĂƐŵĂŶLJŽƚŚĞƌĨĂŵŝůLJ͕ ĐƵůƚƵƌĂůĂŶĚĞĚƵĐĂƟŽŶĂůĞǀĞŶƚƐ͗ • Ride to Recovery Texas Challenge. About 220 Wounded Warriors who are veterans of wars ŝŶ /ƌĂƋ ĂŶĚ ĨŐŚĂŶŝƐƚĂŶ ďŝĐLJĐůĞ ŝŶƚŽ <ĞĞŶĞ ĨŽƌ ďƌĞĂŬĨĂƐƚ ĂŶĚ ĐĞƌĞŵŽŶŝ��Ɛ͘ dŚĞ ĞǀĞŶƚ ĂƩƌĂĐƚƐ ĞůĞĐƚĞĚ ŽĸĐŝĂůƐ͕ ĐŝƚLJ ŽĸĐŝĂůƐ ĂŶĚ ŚŝŐŚ ƐĐŚŽŽů ŵƵƐŝĐĂů ŐƌŽƵƉƐ͘ dŚĞ ϮϬϭϱ ZϮZ ǁĂƐ ƚŚĞ ŽƌŐĂŶŝnjĂƟŽŶ͛Ɛ ƐĞǀĞŶƚŚ ǀŝƐŝƚ ƚŽ <ĞĞŶĞ͘ hƐƵĂůůLJ ƚŚĞ ůĂƐƚ &ƌŝĚĂLJŝŶƉƌŝů͘ • &ŽƵƌƚŚŽĨ:ƵůLJWĂƌĂĚĞĂŶĚĞůĞďƌĂƟŽŶ͘ ^ƚĂƌƟŶŐ ĂƚϵĂ͘ŵ͕͘ƚŚĞƉĂƌĂĚĞĂƩƌĂĐƚƐŵĂŶLJĞŶƚƌĂŶƚƐĂŶĚ residents to Old Betsy Road to honor America. dŚĞ ƉĂƌĂĚĞ ŝƐ ĨŽůůŽǁĞĚ ďLJ Ă ĞůĞďƌĂƟŽŶ ŝŶ ƚŚĞ ĂŝƌͲĐŽŶĚŝƟŽŶĞĚ>ĞŝƐŬĞͲWƵůƚĂƌ'LJŵŶĂƐŝƵŵŽŶƚŚĞ ĐĂŵƉƵƐ ŽĨ ^ŽƵƚŚǁĞƐƚĞƌŶ ĚǀĞŶƟƐƚ hŶŝǀĞƌƐŝƚLJ that includes food, drinks, and entertainment ƵŶƟůϭƉ͘ŵ͘ • Annual Adult Soap Box Derby. ,ĞůĚŽǀĞƌƚŚĞ>ĂďŽƌ ĂLJǁĞĞŬĞŶĚ͕ƚŚĞĞǀĞŶƚĂƩƌĂĐƚƐƌĂĐĞƌƐĨƌŽŵĂĐƌŽƐƐ dĞdžĂƐĂŶĚƐƵƌƌŽƵŶĚŝŶŐƐƚĂƚĞƐ͘ • Annual Banquet. Held the fourth Thursday in KĐƚŽďĞƌ Ăƚ ƚŚĞ ŽŵŵŝƩĞĞ ŽĨ ϭϬϬ ĂĨĞƚĞƌŝĂ Ăƚ ^ŽƵƚŚǁĞƐƚĞƌŶĚǀĞŶƟƐƚhŶŝǀĞƌƐŝƚLJ͕ƚŚĞďĂŶƋƵĞƚ ŚŽŶŽƌƐďƵƐŝŶĞƐƐĞƐŽƌƌĞƐŝĚĞŶƚƐŝŶĮǀĞĐĂƚĞŐŽƌŝĞƐ͗ Community Improvement Award, Community ^ĞƌǀŝĐĞ ǁĂƌĚ͕ dĞĂĐŚĞƌ ŽĨ ƚŚĞ zĞĂƌ ;Ă ƐĞƉĂƌĂƚĞ

DĞŵďĞƌƐ ŽĨ ƚŚĞ <ĞĞŶĞ WŽůŝĐĞ ĞƉĂƌƚŵĞŶƚ ƉŽƐĞ ǁŝƚŚ Wounded Warriors as the R2R prepares to leave the ŵŽƌŶŝŶŐŽĨƉƌŝůϮϰ͕ϮϬϭϱ͘

ĂǁĂƌĚ ŐŝǀĞŶ ƚŽ ƐĞǀĞŶ ƐĐŚŽŽůƐͿ͕ WŝŽŶĞĞƌ ǁĂƌĚ͕ ,ĞůƉŝŶŐ,ĂŶĚƐǁĂƌĚĂŶĚŝƟnjĞŶŽĨƚŚĞzĞĂƌ͘WƌĞǀŝŽƵƐ ŐƵĞƐƚƐ ŚĂǀĞ ŝŶĐůƵĚĞĚ ƌ͘ ĞŶŶŝƐ ^ĐŚǁĂŶďĞƌŐ͕:ĞīůůĞŶ͕dĂLJůŽƌDĂƐŽŶ͕^ĐŽƩDƵƌƌĂLJ͕ĂůĞ Hansen and Aaron Wilburn. • Hoops Classic High School Basketball Tournament. dŚĞ ^ŽƵƚŚǁĞƐƚĞƌŶ ĚǀĞŶƟƐƚ hŶŝǀĞƌƐŝƚLJ Hoops Classic is an annual four-day basketball ƚŽƵƌŶĂŵĞŶƚ ƚŚĂƚ ĂƩƌĂĐƚƐ ďŽLJƐ ĂŶĚ ŐŝƌůƐ ŚŝŐŚ ƐĐŚŽŽů ƚĞĂŵƐ ĨƌŽŵ ĐŽĂƐƚ ƚŽ ĐŽĂƐƚ͘ 'ĂŵĞƐ ĂƌĞ ƉůĂLJĞĚĂƚŵƵůƟƉůĞƐŝƚĞƐŝŶ<ĞĞŶĞĂŶĚƐƵƌƌŽƵŶĚŝŶŐĐŝƟĞƐ͘dŚĞƚŽƵƌŶĂŵĞŶƚŝƐŚĞůĚƚŚĞƚŚŝƌĚǁĞĞŬ ŝŶ:ĂŶƵĂƌLJ͘ • Christmas Light Parade.,ĞůĚƚŚĞĮƌƐƚ^ƵŶĚĂLJŝŶ ĞĐĞŵďĞƌƐŝŶĐĞϮϬϬϬ͕ƚŚĞƉĂƌĂĚĞĂƩƌĂĐƚƐĂǁŝĚĞ variety of entries that roll or walk adorned with ŚƌŝƐƚŵĂƐůŝŐŚƚƐ͘ KƚŚĞƌĂŶŶƵĂůĞǀĞŶƚƐƐƵƉƉŽƌƚĞĚďLJƚŚĞĐŚĂŵďĞƌ͗ • ZĞƐƵƌƌĞĐƟŽŶ WĂŐĞĂŶƚ͘ Held since 2005 on the ^ĂƚƵƌĚĂLJďĞĨŽƌĞĂƐƚĞƌ͕ƚŚĞWĂŐĞĂŶƚƚĞůůƐƚŚĞƐƚŽƌLJŽĨƚŚĞĮŶĂůĞǀĞŶƚƐŝŶƚŚĞůŝĨĞŽĨ:ĞƐƵƐƌĞͲĞŶĂĐƚĞĚŝŶĚƌĂŵĂƟĐĨĂƐŚŝŽŶƵƐŝŶŐǀĞŶƵĞƐǁŝƚŚŶĂƚƵƌĂů ƐƵƌƌŽƵŶĚŝŶŐƐĂŶĚůŝǀĞƐĐĞŶĞƐŽŶƚŚĞĐĂŵƉƵƐŽĨ ^ŽƵƚŚǁĞƐƚĞƌŶĚǀĞŶƟƐƚhŶŝǀĞƌƐŝƚLJ͘dŚĞWĂŐĞĂŶƚ͕ ƉƌĞƐĞŶƚĞĚ ĞŝŐŚƚ ƟŵĞƐ ƚŚƌŽƵŐŚŽƵƚ ƚŚĞ ĚĂLJ͕ ŝŶǀŽůǀĞƐϯϱϬǀŽůƵŶƚĞĞƌƐĂŶĚĂƩƌĂĐƚƐĂƚŽƚĂůĂƵĚŝence of about 6,000 people. • A Night at the Meyerson. ^ŽƵƚŚǁĞƐƚĞƌŶ ĚǀĞŶƟƐƚhŶŝǀĞƌƐŝƚLJ͛ƐĂŶŶƵĂů͞EŝŐŚƚĂƚƚŚĞDĞLJ-

>ŽŶŐƟŵĞ<ĞĞŶĞƌĞƐŝĚĞŶƚĂŶĚƌŵLJǀĞƚĞƌĂŶŽƵŐĂƌǀĞƌ͕ ϵϱ͕ĂĚĚƌĞƐƐĞƐƚŚĞ͞/tŝůůZĞŵĞŵďĞƌzŽƵ͟DĞŵŽƌŝĂůĂLJ ĐĞƌĞŵŽŶLJĂƚ<ĞĞŶĞDĞŵŽƌŝĂůWĂƌŬ͘

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ĞƌƐŽŶ͟ďĞŐĂŶŝŶϭϵϵϯĂŶĚĐŽŶƟŶƵĞƐƚŽďĞŚĞůĚ ŽŶĂ^ƵŶĚĂLJŶŝŐŚƚŝŶ&ĞďƌƵĂƌLJĂƚƚŚĞDŽƌƚŽŶ,͘ DĞLJĞƌƐŽŶ^LJŵƉŚŽŶLJĞŶƚĞƌŝŶĂůůĂƐ͘dŚĞĂŶŶƵĂů ƉĞƌĨŽƌŵĂŶĐĞ ŝƐ Ă ĐŽůůĂďŽƌĂƟŽŶ ŽĨ ŵŽƌĞ ƚŚĂŶ ϱϬϬ^ŽƵƚŚǁĞƐƚĞƌŶĚǀĞŶƟƐƚhŶŝǀĞƌƐŝƚLJĂŶĚŚŝŐŚ school student musicians and vocalists from all ŽǀĞƌ ƚŚĞ hŶŝƚĞĚ ^ƚĂƚĞƐ͘ ͞ EŝŐŚƚ Ăƚ ƚŚĞ DĞLJĞƌƐŽŶ͟ŝƐƚŚĞĐƵůŵŝŶĂƟŽŶŽĨĂĨŽƵƌͲĚĂLJŵƵƐŝĐĨĞƐƟǀĂů ĚƵƌŝŶŐ ǁŚŝĐŚ ƚŚĞ ŚŝŐŚ ƐĐŚŽŽů ƐƚƵĚĞŶƚƐ ĂƌĞ ĐŽĂĐŚĞĚďLJĂƚĞĂŵŽĨĐůŝŶŝĐŝĂŶƐĨƌŽŵ^ŽƵƚŚǁĞƐƚĞƌŶ͛ƐŵƵƐŝĐĚĞƉĂƌƚŵĞŶƚ͘WƌŽĐĞĞĚƐĨƌŽŵƚŚĞƟĐŬĞƚ ƐĂůĞƐ ďĞŶĞĮƚ ^ŽƵƚŚǁĞƐƚĞƌŶ͛Ɛ DƵƐŝĐ &ĞƐƟǀĂů ^ĐŚŽůĂƌƐŚŝƉ &ŝŶĂůŝƐƚƐ ĨŽƌ ƐƚƵĚĞŶƚƐ ǁŝƚŚ ŵƵƐŝĐĂů talent from all academic disciplines. Best Decorated Contest. The annual Keene ŚĂŵďĞƌŽĨŽŵŵĞƌĐĞĞƐƚĞĐŽƌĂƚĞĚĐŽŶƚĞƐƚ͕ ƐƚĂƌƚĞĚŝŶϭϵϵϵ͕ƌĞĐŽŐŶŝnjĞƐĂƌĞƐŝĚĞŶƟĂůLJĂƌĚĂŶĚ a commercial business that is best decorated — inside and outside — for the holidays. Residents vote for their favorite. Two awards will be preƐĞŶƚĞĚƚŽďƵƐŝŶĞƐƐĞƐ͗KŶĞĨŽƌƚŚĞďĞƐƚŽƵƚĚŽŽƌ ĚĞĐŽƌĂƟŽŶƐ͕ ĂŶĚ ĂŶŽƚŚĞƌ ĨŽƌ ƚŚĞ ďĞƐƚ ŝŶĚŽŽƌ ĚĞĐŽƌĂƟŽŶƐ͘ KŶĞ ĂǁĂƌĚ ǁŝůů ďĞ ƉƌĞƐĞŶƚĞĚ ƚŽ Ă residence for the best decorated yard or house. EĂƟŽŶĂů EŝŐŚƚ KƵƚ͘ This annual event is obƐĞƌǀĞĚŝŶKĐƚŽďĞƌĂƚƚŚĞƉĂƌŬŝŶŐůŽƚŽĨKůĚĞƚƐLJ sŝůůĂŐĞ͘ ŽůůĂƌ 'ĞŶĞƌĂů ĂŶĚ ƚŚĞ ĚǀĞŶƟƐƚ ŽŽŬ ĞŶƚĞƌĐŽŵďŝŶĞƚŽƉƌŽǀŝĚĞĨƌĞĞŚŽƚĚŽŐƐ͕ĚƌŝŶŬƐ͕ ďŽƵŶĐĞŚŽƵƐĞƐĂŶĚŐĂŵĞƐƚŽƉƌŽŵŽƚĞĐŽŵŵƵŶŝĐĂƟŽŶďĞƚǁĞĞŶƌĞƐŝĚĞŶƚƐĂŶĚŵĞŵďĞƌƐŽĨƚŚĞ <ĞĞŶĞWŽůŝĐĞĞƉĂƌƚŵĞŶƚĂŶĚ<ĞĞŶĞ&ŝƌĞZĞƐĐƵĞ ĞƉĂƌƚŵĞŶƚ͘EĂƟŽŶĂůEŝŐŚƚKƵƚŝƐŚĞůĚŶĂƟŽŶĂůůLJŽŶƚŚĞĮƌƐƚdƵĞƐĚĂLJŝŶƵŐƵƐƚĂŶĚŝŶdĞdžĂƐŽŶ ƚŚĞĮƌƐƚdƵĞƐĚĂLJŽĨKĐƚŽďĞƌ͘ <ĞĞŶĞƚŚůĞƟĐƐϱ<͘dŚĞĂŶŶƵĂů<ĞĞŶĞƚŚůĞƟĐƐ Boosters Club 5K run and walk is held early OcƚŽďĞƌĂƚĂůůŝĐŽƩ^ƚƵĚĞŶƚWĂƌŬ;ƚŚĞƵĐŬWŽŶĚͿ ŽŶ ƚŚĞ ĐĂŵƉƵƐ ŽĨ ^ŽƵƚŚǁĞƐƚĞƌŶ ĚǀĞŶƟƐƚ hŶŝǀĞƌƐŝƚLJ͘dŚĞƌĞĂƌĞĮǀĞĚŝǀŝƐŝŽŶƐ͗ĚƵůƚŵĂůĞ͕ĂĚƵůƚ

<ĞĞŶĞ /^ ^ƵƉĞƌŝŶƚĞŶĚĞŶƚ ZŝĐŬLJ ^ƚĞƉŚĞŶƐ ǁĂƐ ŶĂŵĞĚ <ĞĞŶĞŚĂŵďĞƌŽĨŽŵŵĞƌĐĞŝƟnjĞŶŽĨƚŚĞzĞĂƌĂƚƚŚĞ ŽƌŐĂŶŝnjĂƟŽŶ͛ƐϮϭƐƚĂŶŶƵĂůďĂŶƋƵĞƚŝŶϮϬϭϰ͘^ƚĞƉŚĞŶƐŝƐ ƐŚŽǁŶǁŝƚŚŚŝƐǁŝĨĞ͕:ŽŶŶ͘dŚĞĐŚĂŵďĞƌďĂŶƋƵĞƚŝƐŚĞůĚ ƚŚĞĨŽƵƌƚŚdŚƵƌƐĚĂLJŽĨKĐƚŽďĞƌĂƚƚŚĞŽŵŵŝƩĞĞŽĨϭϬϬ ĂĨĞƚĞƌŝĂĂƚ^ŽƵƚŚǁĞƐƚĞƌŶĚǀĞŶƟƐƚhŶŝǀĞƌƐŝƚLJ͘

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ĨĞŵĂůĞ͕ŚŝŐŚƐĐŚŽŽůŵĂůĞ͕ŚŝŐŚƐĐŚŽŽůĨĞŵĂůĞ͕ũƵŶŝŽƌŚŝŐŚŵĂůĞĂŶĚƵŶĚĞƌĂŶĚũƵŶŝŽƌŚŝŐŚĨĞŵĂůĞ and under. The event raises money for the Keene ƚŚůĞƟĐŽŽƐƚĞƌůƵďĂŶĚƉƌŽŵŽƚĞƐŚĞĂůƚŚĂŶĚ ĮƚŶĞƐƐŝŶƚŚĞ<ĞĞŶĞĐŽŵŵƵŶŝƚLJ͘ Starfest. dŚĞ ĂŶŶƵĂů ^ƚĂƌĨĞƐƚ͕ ǁŚŝĐŚ ƐƚĂƌƚĞĚ ŝŶ ϭϵϴϵ͕ ŝƐ ƚŚĞ ĐĂƌŶŝǀĂůͲůŝŬĞ ĂƐƐĞŵďůLJ ŽĨ ŐĂŵĞƐ͕ rides and food booths, will be held as an alternaƟǀĞƚŽ,ĂůůŽǁĞĞŶĂƚƚŚĞ<ĞĞŶĞWŽůŝĐĞĂŶĚ<ĞĞŶĞ &ŝƌĞͲZĞƐĐƵĞ ĐŽŵƉůĞdž Ăƚ ƚŚĞ ŝŶƚĞƌƐĞĐƟŽŶ ŽĨ ,ŝůůĐƌĞƐƚ ĂŶĚ DŽĐŬŝŶŐďŝƌĚ ƐƚƌĞĞƚƐ͘ dŚĞƌĞ ŝƐ ŶŽ ĂĚŵŝƐƐŝŽŶĐŚĂƌŐĞĂŶĚĂůůŐĂŵĞƐĂƌĞĨƌĞĞ͘dŚĞƌĞŝƐĂ ŵŝŶŝŵĂůĐŚĂƌŐĞĨŽƌĨŽŽĚĂŶĚĚƌŝŶŬƐ͕ƉƌŽǀŝĚĞĚďLJ ůŽĐĂůŶŽŶƉƌŽĮƚŽƌŐĂŶŝnjĂƟŽŶƐ͕ĂŶĚĨŽƌŚĞůŝĐŽƉƚĞƌ rides. The Annual “I Will Remember You” Memorial Day Ceremony ŝƐŚĞůĚŽŶDĞŵŽƌŝĂůĂLJĂƚ<ĞĞŶĞ DĞŵŽƌŝĂů WĂƌŬ ƚŽ ŚŽŶŽƌ ƚŚŽƐĞ ŵŝůŝƚĂƌLJ ƐĞƌǀŝĐĞ ƉĞƌƐŽŶŶĞůǁŚŽŐĂǀĞƚŚĞƵůƟŵĂƚĞƐĂĐƌŝĮĐĞĨŽƌŽƵƌ ĐŽƵŶƚƌLJ͘dŚĞĐĞƌĞŵŽŶLJĂƩƌĂĐƚƐŵĂŶLJƵŶŝĨŽƌŵĞĚ ǀĞƚĞƌĂŶƐĂŶĚƐƉĞĂŬĞƌƐĨƌŽŵƚŚĞŵĞƌŝĐĂŶ>ĞŐŝŽŶ ĂŶĚŵĞƌŝĐĂŶ>ĞŐŝŽŶƵdžŝůŝĂƌLJ͘ Bulk Cleanup Days. Bulk curbside pickup on the


regular trash pickup day in March, June, September, and December. Movies in the Park. Three free movies a year at Elisa Carver Park on a Saturday night 30 minutes ĂŌĞƌƐƵŶĚŽǁŶ͘dŚĞĐŽŶƐĞƐƐŝŽŶƐƚĂŶĚŝƐŽƉĞŶ͘

WĞƌƐŽŶŶĞů ĨƌŽŵ WŝŶŶĂĐůĞ ĂŶŬ ƉŽƐĞ Ăƚ ƚŚĞŝƌ ŇŽĂƚ Ăƚ ƚŚĞϮϬϭϰ<ĞĞŶĞŚƌŝƐƚŵĂƐ>ŝŐŚƚWĂƌĂĚĞ͘,ĞůĚƚŚĞĮƌƐƚ ^ƵŶĚĂLJŝŶĞĐĞŵďĞƌ͕ƚŚĞƉĂƌĂĚĞǁĞůĐŽŵĞƐĂŶLJĞŶƚƌLJ ƚŚĂƚƌŽůůƐŽƌǁĂůŬƐĂŶĚŝƐĂĚŽƌŶĞĚǁŝƚŚůŝŐŚƚƐ͘ĮƌĞǁŽƌŬƐƐŚŽǁĨŽůůŽǁƐƚŚĞƉĂƌĂĚĞ͘

dŚŝƐŇĂŐǁĂƐŝŶƐƚĂůůĞĚŝŶϮϬϬϳĂƚĂůůŝĐŽƩ^ƚƵĚĞŶƚWĂƌŬ ŽŶ ƚŚĞ ĐĂŵƉƵƐ ŽĨ ^ŽƵƚŚǁĞƐƚĞƌŶ ĚǀĞŶƟƐƚ hŶŝǀĞƌƐŝƚLJ ĂƐ Ă ŐŝŌ ĨƌŽŵ ŝŵŵŝŐƌĂŶƚƐ ǁŚŽ ŚĂǀĞ ŵĂĚĞ ƚŚĞŝƌ ŚŽŵĞ ŝŶ <ĞĞŶĞ͘ dŚĞLJ ǁŝƐŚĞĚ ƚŽ ƐŚŽǁ ƚŚĞŝƌ ĂƉƉƌĞĐŝĂƟŽŶ ĨŽƌ <ĞĞŶĞĂŶĚĨŽƌƚŚĞhŶŝƚĞĚ^ƚĂƚĞƐ͘

CROSSROAD FELLOWSHIP SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH “THE COWBOY CHURCH” 400 N. MAIN, JOSHUA, TEXAS 76058 WWW.JOSHUACOWBOYCHURCH.ORG

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>ŽŶŐƟŵĞ ƌĞƐŝĚĞŶƚƐ ŽďďLJ ĂŶĚ DĂƌLJ ŶŶ ,ŽĚŐĞƐ served as grand marshals for the 2014 Fourth of July WĂƌĂĚĞ͘dŚĞƉĂƌĂĚĞĂƩƌĂĐƚƐĂůĂƌŐĞĐƌŽǁĚǁŚŽƌĞŵĂŝŶ ĨŽƌƚŚĞĞůĞďƌĂƟŽŶĞǀĞŶƚƐƚŚĂƚĨŽůůŽǁ͕ŝŶĐůƵĚŝŶŐĞŶƚĞƌtainment, games and food in the Leiske-Pultar GymŶĂƐŝƵŵĂƚ^ŽƵƚŚǁĞƐƚĞƌŶĚǀĞŶƟƐƚhŶŝǀĞƌƐŝƚLJ͘

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How Did Keene Get its Name? ͞Ƶƚ ƚŚĞ ĚĞĂĐŽŶ͕ ƐĂŝĚ ŚĞ͕ ͞/ƚ ŝƐ ƉůĂŝŶ ƚŽ ƐĞĞ ƚŚĂƚ Ă ŶĂŵĞ ǁŚŝĐŚ Ăůů ǁŽƵůĚ ůŽǀĞ͕ ƐŚŽƵůĚ ŝŶĐůƵĚĞ ƚŚĞ ŶĂŵĞ ŽĨ ŽƵƌ ĨĂǀŽƌŝƚĞ tree; why not call the place Oak Grove?” ĐĐŽƌĚŝŶŐƚŽZĞĞĚ͛ƐƉŽĞŵ͕ƚŚƌĞĞůĞƩĞƌƐ ĐŽŶƚĂŝŶŝŶŐ ƚŚĞ ŶŽŵŝŶĂƚĞĚ ŶĂŵĞƐ ǁĞƌĞ ƐĞŶƚƚŽƚŚĞWŽƐƚŵĂƐƚĞƌ'ĞŶĞƌĂů͘ ͞ŶĚƚŚĞWŽƐƚŵĂƐƚĞƌ'ĞŶĞƌĂůĮŶĂůůLJƐĂŝĚ͕ ͚KŶĞƚŚŝŶŐĐĂŶďĞĐůĞĂƌůLJƐĞĞŶ͘dŚĞLJ͛ƌĞƐŽ ŬĞĞŶŽŶŚĂǀŝŶŐĂŶĂŵĞĨŽƌƚŚĂƚƚŽǁŶ͕ůĞƚ͛Ɛ ŐŝǀĞŝƚƚŚĞŶĂŵĞŽĨ<ĞĞŶĞ͛͘͟ ĐĐŽƌĚŝŶŐ ƚŽ DĂƌLJ ŶŶ ,ĂĚůĞLJ͕ ĨŽƌŵĞƌ ŚŝƐƚŽƌŝĂŶ ĨŽƌ ƚŚĞ ,ŽƉƉƐ DƵƐĞƵŵ ĂŶĚ ĐŽŵƉŝůĞƌŽĨ͞dŚĞŚƌŽŶŝĐůĞŽĨ^ŽƵƚŚǁĞƐƚĞƌŶ ĚǀĞŶƟƐƚ ŽůůĞŐĞ͕͟ ƚŚĞ ͞WŽƐƚŵĂƐƚĞƌ 'ĞŶĞƌĂů͟ ǁĂƐ ƚŚĞ ƉĞƌƐŽŶ ǁŚŽ ŚĞůĚ ƚŚĂƚ ƉŽƐŝƟŽŶ Ăƚ ƚŚĞ ƐƚĂƚĞ ůĞǀĞů ŝŶ ƵƐƟŶ͕ ŶŽƚ ƚŚĞĨĞĚĞƌĂůůĞǀĞůŝŶtĂƐŚŝŶŐƚŽŶ͕͘͘^ŚĞ said her research revealed that he had a friend named Keene. And so, as Reed rhymes, “a town there ǁĂƐ Ăƚ ƚŚĞ ƚŽƉ ŽĨ Ă Śŝůů͕ ǁŝƚŚ Ă ĐĂŵƉƵƐ ďƌŽĂĚĂŶĚŐƌĞĞŶ͕ǁŚĞƌĞƚŚĞDŝnjƉĂŚŐĂƚĞ Ăƚ ƚŚĞ ĞŶĚ ŽĨ ƚŚĞ ƐƚƌĞĞƚ͕ ǁĞůĐŽŵĞƐ ƵƐ Ăůů ƚŽ<ĞĞŶĞ͘͟

KůĚ^ŽŐŐLJ ŝĚ LJŽƵ ĂůƐŽ ŬŶŽǁ ƚŚĂƚ͕ ƵŶůŝŬĞůLJ ĂƐ ŝƚ ƐĞĞŵƐƚŽĚĂLJ͕<ĞĞŶĞǁĂƐŽŶĐĞƚŚĞĂǀŝĂƟŽŶ dŚĞ<ĞĞŶĞ&ŽƵƌƚŚŽĨ:ƵůLJWĂƌĂĚĞĂƩƌĂĐƚƐĂůĂƌŐĞŶƵŵďĞƌŽĨŚŽƌƐĞƐ͕ capital of Texas and then, about 40 years ŝŶĐůƵĚŝŶŐƚŚŽƐĞŽĨƚŚĞ:ŽŚŶƐŽŶŽƵŶƚLJ^ŚĞƌŝī͛ƐKĸĐĞŽůŽƌ'ƵĂƌĚ͕ ƚŚĂƚůĞĂĚƐƚŚĞƉĂƌĂĚĞǁŝƚŚƚŚĞh͘^͘ĂŶĚdĞdžĂƐŇĂŐƐ͘ ůĂƚĞƌ͕ďĞĐĂŵĞƚŚĞƐƟĐŬŚŽƌƐĞĐĂƉŝƚĂůŽĨƚŚĞ world. ƌĞƉůŝĐĂŽĨKůĚ^ŽŐŐLJ͕ƚŚĞĮƌƐƚĂŝƌƉůĂŶĞ ĐĐŽƌĚŝŶŐƚŽĂƉŽĞŵďLJsĂŶĐĞZĞĞĚŝŶƚŚĞ^ƉƌŝŶŐ ďƵŝůƚŝŶdĞdžĂƐǁŚŝĐŚǁĂƐĐŽŶƐƚƌƵĐƚĞĚŝŶ<ĞĞŶĞďLJ͞^ůĂƚƐ͟ ϭϵϴϭ ĞĚŝƟŽŶ ŽĨ Spotlight͕ ^ŽƵƚŚǁĞƐƚĞƌŶ ĚǀĞŶ- ZŽŐĞƌƐ͕ŚĂŶŐƐŝŶƚŚĞůŽďďLJŽĨƚŚĞ^ŽƵƚŚǁĞƐƚĞƌŶĚǀĞŶƟƐƚ hŶŝǀĞƌƐŝƚLJ͛Ɛ ĂůƵŵŶŝ ŵĂŐĂnjŝŶĞ͕ <ĞĞŶĞ ǁĂƐ ĂůŵŽƐƚ ƟƐƚhŶŝǀĞƌƐŝƚLJ͛Ɛ,ŽƉƉƐDƵƐĞƵŵĂŶĚtĞůĐŽŵĞĞŶƚĞƌ͘ ŶĂŵĞĚŽůůĞŐĞ,ŝůů͕KĂŬ'ƌŽǀĞ͕Žƌ'ƌĞĞŶǀŝůůĞ͘ /ƚ ǁĂƐ ŐŝǀĞŶ ƚŽ ƚŚĞ ƵŶŝǀĞƌƐŝƚLJ ďLJ ǀĞƌŝů ,ĂƵƐŝŶŐĞƌ ŝŶ ZĞĞĚ͕ǁŚŽƐĞƌǀĞĚĂƐ<ĞĞŶĞ͛ƐĮƌƐƚŵĂLJŽƌĨƌŽŵϭϵϱϱͲ ŚŽŶŽƌ ŽĨ ŚĞƌ ůĂƚĞ ŚƵƐďĂŶĚ Z͘ ͘ ͞ŽĐ͟ ,ĂƵƐŝŶŐĞƌ͕ ĂŶ ϱϴ͕ǁƌŝƚĞƐƚŚĂƚ:ŽĞ^ƚŽŬĞƐ͕ƚŚĞůŽŶŐƟŵĞĐŽŶĚƵĐƚŽƌŽĨ ĂǀŝĂƟŽŶĞŶƚŚƵƐŝĂƐƚǁŚŽƚŽŽŬŇLJŝŶŐůĞƐƐŽŶƐĨƌŽŵZŽŐOld Betsy, the train whose tracks used to run on what ers and built a Keene business, Nu-Cushion Products. ŝƐŶŽǁKůĚĞƚƐLJZŽĂĚƚŚƌŽƵŐŚ<ĞĞŶĞ͕ƵƐĞĚƚŽĐĂůůŽƵƚ͕ ,ĞĂůƐŽďƵŝůƚƚŚĞĮƌƐƚĂŝƌƉůĂŶĞŚĂŶŐĞƌŝŶ<ĞĞŶĞ͘ ͞ůůŽīĨŽƌƚŚĞ,ŽůLJŝƚLJ͕͟ĂƐƚŚĞƐƚĞĂŵĞŶŐŝŶĞƉƵůůĞĚ dŚĞƌĞƉůŝĐĂŽĨKůĚ^ŽŐŐLJ͕ŶĂŵĞĚďLJZŽŐĞƌƐďĞĐĂƵƐĞ ŝŶƚŽƚŚĞƐƚĂƟŽŶ͘ ŽŶĞǁŝŶŐŚƵŶŐĂůŝƩůĞůŽǁĞƌƚŚĂŶƚŚĞŽƚŚĞƌ͕ǁĂƐďƵŝůƚ ZĞĂůŝnjŝŶŐƚŚĂƚƚŚĞƚŽǁŶĚŝĚŶ͛ƚŚĂǀĞĂŶĂŵĞ͕ZĞĞĚƐĂŝĚ ďLJ:ŽŚŶĞĂĐŚ͕ĐŽͲŽǁŶĞƌŽĨĞĂĐŚƌŽƚŚĞƌƐƵƚŽZĞŽŶĞůŽĐĂůůĞĂĚĞƌƐƵŐŐĞƐƚĞĚŽůůĞŐĞ,ŝůů͘ ƉĂŝƌŝŶĞŵŝŶŐ͕E͘D͘,ĞĚŽŶĂƚĞĚϭ͕ϴϬϬŚŽƵƌƐƚŽďƵŝůĚ ͞ƵƚĂƐŝƐƚĞƌŽƉŝŶĞĚƚŚĂƚĂŶĂŵĞƐŚĞ͛ĚĮŶĚ͕ĨĂƌďĞƩĞƌ ƚŚĞ ŽŶĞͲŚĂůĨ ƐĐĂůĞ ŵŽĚĞů ƚŚĂƚ ǁĞŝŐŚƐ ϭϯϱͲƉŽƵŶĚƐ͕ ŝƐ ƚŚĂŶŽůůĞŐĞ,ŝůů͘^ŽƐŚĞǁŽƌŬĞĚĂǁĂLJĚĂLJĂŌĞƌĚĂLJ͕ƚŽ ϭϯͲĨĞĞƚůŽŶŐ͕ĂŶĚŚĂƐĂϭϳͲĨŽŽƚǁŝŶŐƐƉĂŶ͘ DĞĂŶǁŚŝůĞ͕ǀĞƌŝůĂŶĚŽĐďƵŝůƚEƵͲƵƐŚŝŽŶWƌŽĚƵĐƚƐ have the town named Greenville.

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ŝŶƚŽƚŚĞůĞĂĚŝŶŐŶĂƟŽŶĂůĂŶĚŝŶƚĞƌŶĂƟŽŶĂůƐƟĐŬŚŽƌƐĞ ŵĂŶƵĨĂĐƚƵƌĞƌ͕ ŵĂŬŝŶŐ <ĞĞŶĞ ƚŚĞ ͞^ƟĐŬ ŚŽƌƐĞ ĂƉŝƚĂů ŽĨƚŚĞtŽƌůĚ͘͟^ĐŽƌĞƐŽĨƐƚƵĚĞŶƚƐĮŶĂŶĐĞĚƚŚĞŝƌĞĚƵĐĂƟŽŶĂƚ^thǁŽƌŬŝŶŐĨŽƌŽĐ͘ ŽĐďƵŝůƚƚŚĞĮƌƐƚĂŝƌƉůĂŶĞŚĂŶŐĂƌĂƚ<ĞĞŶĞ͛ƐĂŝƌƉŽƌƚ ĂŶĚĚŽŶĂƚĞĚŝƚƚŽ^th͘ŽĐĚŝĞĚŝŶ ϭϵϳϱ͕ďƵƚŚŝƐůŽǀĞĨŽƌŇLJŝŶŐůŝǀĞƐŽŶ ǁŝƚŚŚŝƐƐŽŶ͕DŝŬĞ͕ĂϭϵϳϯŐƌĂĚƵĂƚĞ ŽĨ^th͘

ƉĂƐƐĞĚ ďLJ ƚŚĞ ǀŽƚĞƌƐ ŽŶ EŽǀ͘ Ϯ͕ ϭϵϵϵ͕ ĂŶĚ ĂŵĞŶĚĞĚ EŽǀ͘ϰ͕ϮϬϭϰ͘ dŚĞŵĂLJŽƌŝƐ:ĂŵĞƐŚĂƉůŝŶĞ͕ĞůĞĐƚĞĚƚŽĂƚǁŽͲLJĞĂƌ ƚĞƌŵ  EŽǀ͘ ϰ͕ ϮϬϭϰ͘ dŚĞ ŝƚLJ ŽƵŶĐŝů ŵĞŵďĞƌƐ ĂƌĞ͗ tĂƌĚ/Ͷ:ĂƐŽŶ,ŽĚŐĞƐĂŶĚ>ŽƌĞŶĂDĂƌŝŶ͖tĂƌĚ//Ͷ

<ĞĞŶĞ͛ƐWŽƉƵůĂƟŽŶ <ĞĞŶĞ͛Ɛ ƉŽƉƵůĂƟŽŶͶǁŚŝĐŚ ŝƐ ŐƌŽǁŝŶŐͶŝƐĂďŽƵƚϲ͕ϭϬϬƉĞŽƉůĞ͘ KŶĞ ĞĂƌůLJ ĮŐƵƌĞ͕ ĞƐƚĂďůŝƐŚĞĚ ďLJ ƚŚĞ <ĞĞŶĞ ŝƚLJ ŽƵŶĐŝů ŽŶ :ƵůLJ ϯϬ͕ ϭϵϵϴ͕ǁĂƐϱ͕ϮϮϭ͕ŵĂŬŝŶŐ<ĞĞŶĞƚŚĞ ƚŚŝƌĚůĂƌŐĞƐƚĐŝƚLJŝŶ:ŽŚŶƐŽŶŽƵŶƚLJ͘ KŶ Ɖƌŝů ϰ͕ ϮϬϬϭ͕ ƚŚĞ EŽƌƚŚ ĞŶƚƌĂů dĞdžĂƐ ŽƵŶĐŝů ŽĨ 'ŽǀĞƌŶŵĞŶƚƐ ĂŶŶŽƵŶĐĞĚ <ĞĞŶĞ͛Ɛ ƉŽƉƵůĂƟŽŶ ĂƐ ϱ͕ϮϳϮ͘ dŚĞĞŶƐƵƐϮϬϬϬ͕ĂƐĐŽŶĚƵĐƚĞĚďLJ

ĚǁĂƌĚŚĞĞǀĞƌ//͕ǁĞĂƌŝŶŐĐĂƉĂŶĚŐŽǁŶ͕ĐĞůĞďƌĂƚĞƐǁŝƚŚ ŚŝƐ ĨĂŵŝůLJ ĂƐ ŚĞ ĞĂƌŶĞĚ ĚĞƉĂƌƚŵĞŶƚĂů ŚŽŶŽƌƐ ĂůŽŶŐ ǁŝƚŚ ŚŝƐĂĐŚĞůŽƌŽĨ^ĐŝĞŶĐĞĚĞŐƌĞĞŝŶƐŽĐŝĂůƐĐŝĞŶĐĞ͘&ƌŽŵůĞŌ ĂƌĞ ƐŝƐƚĞƌ <ŝŵďĞƌůLJ ŚĞĞǀĞƌ͕ ĚĂĚ Ě ŚĞĞǀĞƌ͕ ďƌŽƚŚĞƌ ĞŶ ŚĞĞǀĞƌĂŶĚŵŽŵůŝnjĂďĞƚŚŚĞĞǀĞƌ͘

ĂǀŝĚ WĂƩĞƌƐŽŶ ĂŶĚ ŚĞƌLJů ^ĐŚƌĂŵ͖ ĂŶĚ tĂƌĚ /// Ͷ ZŽďĞƌƚŽŽƉĞƌĂŶĚŽŶŶLJ'ŽƌĞ͘

Did You Know? • <ĞĞŶĞ&ŝƌĞZĞƐĐƵĞĞƉĂƌƚŵĞŶƚƉĞƌƐŽŶŶĞůĞƌĞĐƚƐŽŵĞŽĨ ƚŚĞϯϯϱh͘^͘ŇĂŐƐĂůŽŶŐKůĚĞƚƐLJZŽĂĚŽŶĂƌĞĐĞŶƚŚŽůŝĚĂLJ͘dŚĞŇĂŐƐĐĂŶďĞƉƵƌĐŚĂƐĞĚŝŶŵĞŵŽƌLJŽƌŚŽŶŽƌŽĨ ƐŽŵĞŽŶĞĨŽƌΨϳϱďLJĐĂůůŝŶŐƚŚĞ<ĞĞŶĞĐŚĂŵďĞƌŽĸĐĞĂƚ ϴϭϳ͘ϱϱϲ͘Ϯϵϵϱ͘dŚĞŇĂŐƐĂƌĞĞƌĞĐƚĞĚŽŶŚŽůŝĚĂLJƐĂŶĚƐƉĞĐŝĂůŽĐĐĂƐŝŽŶƐ͘^ĞĞƉĂŐĞϮϵĨŽƌŵŽƌĞŝŶĨŽƌŵĂƟŽŶ͘

ƚŚĞh͘^͘ĞƉƚ͘ŽĨŽŵŵĞƌĐĞ͕ĚĞƚĞƌŵŝŶĞĚ<ĞĞŶĞ͛ƐƉŽƉƵůĂƟŽŶĂƐϱ͕ϬϬϯ͘ dŚĞ ϮϬϭϬ ĞŶƐƵƐ ĞƐƚĂďůŝƐŚĞĚ <ĞĞŶĞ͛Ɛ ƉŽƉƵůĂƟŽŶ Ăƚ ϲ͕ϭϬϲ ƌĞƐŝĚĞŶƚƐ͕ ǁŚŝĐŚ ǁĂƐ ĐŽŶĮƌŵĞĚ ďLJ ƚŚĞ EŽƌƚŚ ĞŶƚƌĂů dĞdžĂƐ ŽƵŶĐŝů ŽĨ 'ŽǀĞƌŶŵĞŶƚƐ ĂŶĚ ͞dĞdžĂƐ͗ tŝĚĞKƉĞŶĨŽƌƵƐŝŶĞƐƐ͟ŽŶDĂƌĐŚϯ͕ϮϬϭϭ͘dŚĂƚĚĂƚĂ ŚĂƐďĞĞŶƵƉĚĂƚĞĚďĂƐĞĚŽŶŚŽƵƐŝŶŐƐƚĂƌƚƐĂŶĚƌĞĐĞŶƚ ĂŶŶĞdžĂƟŽŶƐ ƚŽ ƉƵƚ <ĞĞŶĞ͛Ɛ ĐƵƌƌĞŶƚ ƉŽƉƵůĂƟŽŶ Ăƚ ĂŶ ĞƐƟŵĂƚĞĚϲ͕ϭϲϬƉĞŽƉůĞĂƐŽĨ:ĂŶ͘ϭ͕ϮϬϭϱ͘ <ĞĞŶĞŝƐĂ,ŽŵĞZƵůĞĐŝƚLJǁŝƚŚĂŵĂLJŽƌĂŶĚƐŝdžĐŝƚLJ ĐŽƵŶĐŝů ŵĞŵďĞƌƐ͕ ƚǁŽ ĨƌŽŵ ĞĂĐŚ ŽĨ ƚŚƌĞĞ ǁĂƌĚƐ͘ <ĞĞŶĞŽƉĞƌĂƚĞƐĂĐĐŽƌĚŝŶŐƚŽƚŚĞĐŝƚLJĐŚĂƌƚĞƌƚŚĂƚǁĂƐ

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dŚĞ ^ŽƵƚŚǁĞƐƚĞƌŶ ĚǀĞŶƟƐƚ hŶŝǀĞƌƐŝƚLJ ŽŵŵŝƩĞĞŽĨ ϭϬϬ ĂĨĞƚĞƌŝĂŝƐ ƚŚĞ ůĂƌŐĞƐƚ ǀĞŐĞƚĂƌŝĂŶ ƌĞƐƚĂƵƌĂŶƚŝŶdĞdžĂƐ͘ <ĞĞŶĞŝƐƚŚĞŽŶůLJĐŝƚLJŝŶdĞdžĂƐŝŶǁŚŝĐŚĨŽƵƌƐĐŚŽŽů ĚŝƐƚƌŝĐƚƐĞdžŝƐƚǁŝƚŚŝŶƚŚĞĐŝƚLJůŝŵŝƚƐ;ůǀĂƌĂĚŽ͕ůĞďƵƌŶĞ͕:ŽƐŚƵĂĂŶĚ<ĞĞŶĞͿ͘ ^ŽŵĞ <ĞĞŶŝƚĞƐ ƐĞŶĚ ƚŚĞŝƌ ĐŚŝůĚƌĞŶ ƚŽ :ŽƐŚƵĂ Žƌ ůĞďƵƌŶĞ ƉƵďůŝĐ ƐĐŚŽŽůƐ ĂŶĚ ŐĞƚ ƚŚĞŝƌ ŵĂŝů ĨƌŽŵ ƚŚĞůĞďƵƌŶĞƉŽƐƚĂůĚŝƐƚƌŝĐƚ͘ dŚĞ <ĞĞŶĞ /^ ŝƐ ƚŚĞ ƚŚŝƌĚͲƐŵĂůůĞƐƚ ůĂŶĚ ŵĂƐƐ ƐĐŚŽŽůĚŝƐƚƌŝĐƚŝŶdĞdžĂƐ͘ <ĞĞŶĞ/^ĞŶƌŽůůŵĞŶƚ͕&Ğď͘ϭ͕ϮϬϭϱ͕Ăƚ<ĞĞŶĞ/^ ŝƐϵϲϱ͕ĂŶĂůůͲƟŵĞƌĞĐŽƌĚ͘ <ĞĞŶĞŝƐƚŚĞŚŝŐŚĞƐƚƉŽŝŶƚŝŶ:ŽŚŶƐŽŶŽƵŶƚLJ͘KŶ ĂĐůĞĂƌĚĂLJĨƌŽŵƚŚĞŽďƐĞƌǀĂƟŽŶƚŽǁĞƌĂƚ^ŽƵƚŚǁĞƐƚĞƌŶ͛ƐŚĂŶ^ŚƵŶĞŶƚĞŶŶŝĂů>ŝďƌĂƌLJ͕LJŽƵĐĂŶ ƐĞĞƚŚĞĂůůĂƐĂŶĚ&ŽƌƚtŽƌƚŚƐŬLJůŝŶĞƐ͘ 13


The Keene Chamber is a Good Neighbor

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ŽƵŶĚĞĚ:ƵůLJϭ͕ϭϵϵϯ͕ĂŶĚŽƉĞƌĂƚĞĚƐƚƌŝĐƚůLJďLJǀŽůunteers, the Keene Chamber of Commerce is a posŝƟǀĞ ĨŽƌĐĞ ŝŶ ƚŚĞ ĐŽŵŵƵŶŝƚLJ ĂŶĚ ĂĐĐŽŵƉůŝƐŚĞƐ ŵŽƌĞ ƚŚĂŶŝƐƌĞĂůŝnjĞĚ͘ dŚĞ ĐŚĂŵďĞƌ͛Ɛ ŵŽŶƚŚůLJ ŵĞŵďĞƌƐŚŝƉ ŵĞĞƟŶŐƐ͕ ĂůƐŽ ŽƉĞŶƚŽƚŚĞƉƵďůŝĐ͕ďƌŝŶŐƚŽ<ĞĞŶĞŶƵŵĞƌŽƵƐĞůĞĐƚĞĚ ŽĸĐŝĂůƐͶĐŽƵŶƚLJĂŶĚĚŝƐƚƌŝĐƚũƵĚŐĞƐ͕ĐŽƵŶƚLJĐŽŵŵŝƐƐŝŽŶĞƌƐ͕ůĂǁĞŶĨŽƌĐĞŵĞŶƚƉĞƌƐŽŶŶĞů͕ƐƚĂƚĞůĞŐŝƐůĂƚŽƌƐ͕ ĂŶĚ ŵĞŵďĞƌƐ ŽĨ ƚŚĞ hŶŝƚĞĚ ^ƚĂƚĞƐ ŽŶŐƌĞƐƐ Ͷ ďƵƐŝŶĞƐƐ͕ ĐŝǀŝĐ ĂŶĚ ĞĚƵĐĂƟŽŶĂů ůĞĂĚĞƌƐ ĨƌŽŵ ůǀĂƌĂĚŽ͕ ƵƌůĞƐŽŶ͕ ůĞďƵƌŶĞ ĂŶĚ :ŽƐŚƵĂ ĂŶĚ ŽƚŚĞƌ ĚĞĐŝƐŝŽŶ makers who have no other reason to be in Keene but ƚŽĂƩĞŶĚƚŚĞĐŚĂŵďĞƌŵĞĞƟŶŐ͘ That’s important. ĞĐĂƵƐĞ͕ŽƵƚƚŚĞƌĞ͕ŝŶƚŚĂƚŶĞďƵůŽƵƐĂŶĚƵŶĚĞĮŶĂďůĞ ƉůĂĐĞǁŚĞƌĞ͞ƚŚĞLJ͟ůŝǀĞ͕ŵĂŶLJŽĨ͞ƚŚĞŵ͟ŚĂǀĞŝŶĂĐĐƵƌĂƚĞƉĞƌĐĞƉƟŽŶƐĂďŽƵƚ<ĞĞŶĞĂŶĚŝƚƐŝŶŚĂďŝƚĂŶƚƐ͘ ^Žŝƚ͛ƐŐŽŽĚƚŽŚĂǀĞŶŽŶͲƌĞƐŝĚĞŶƚƐǀŝƐŝƚ<ĞĞŶĞ͕ĞƐƉĞ-

ůů ĂŐĞƐ ĂƌĞ ĂƩƌĂĐƚĞĚ ƚŽ ůŝsa Carver Park for the playŐƌŽƵŶĚ ĂƉƉĂƌĂƚƵƐ͕ ďĂƐŬĞƚďĂůů ĐŽƵƌƚ͕ ǁĂůŬŝŶŐͬũŽŐŐŝŶŐ ƚƌĂĐŬ͕ ǀŽůůĞLJďĂůů ĐŽƵƌƚ͕ ĨŽƵƌ ůŝŐŚƚĞĚ ďĂůůĮĞůĚƐ͕ĂůĂƌŐĞƐŽĐĐĞƌͬĨŽŽƚďĂůůĮĞůĚ͕ĚŝƐĐŐŽůĨĐŽƵƌƐĞ͕ƉŝĐŶŝĐƚĂďůĞƐĂŶĚĂŵƉůĞƉĂƌŬŝŶŐ͘

ǁŽƌŬŝŶŐ ŽƉƉŽƌƚƵŶŝƟĞƐ ĐƌĞĂƚed by the chamber luncheons ĂƌĞ Ă ŐŽŽĚ ƚŚŝŶŐ͘ /ĚĞĂƐ ĂƌĞ ŚŝĞĨZŽĐŬLJůďĞƌƟ͕ďĂĐŬƌŽǁ͕ĐĞŶƚĞƌ͕ĂŶĚŵĞŵďĞƌƐŽĨƚŚĞ<ĞĞŶĞWŽůŝĐĞĞƉĂƌƚŵĞŶƚ͘ ĞdžĐŚĂŶŐĞĚ͕ ƉůĂŶƐ ĂƌĞ ĚĞKŶ:ƵŶĞϯ͕ϮϬϭϱ͕ůďĞƌƟĐĞůĞďƌĂƚĞĚŚŝƐϯϱƚŚĂŶŶŝǀĞƌƐĂƌLJǁŝƚŚ<ĞĞŶĞƉŽůŝĐĞĚĞƉĂƌƚveloped, deals are done, ŵĞŶƚ͘,ĞǁĂƐĂƉƉŽŝŶƚĞĚĐŚŝĞĨDĂLJϭ͕ϮϬϬϳ͘ all because someone who ŚĂĚ ƐŽŵĞƚŚŝŶŐ ƚŽ ŽīĞƌ ŵĞƚ someone at the Keene chamcially people who, when they speak with others, are ber luncheon who wanted to accept it. listened to and respected. ŽŶƐŝĚĞƌĨŽƌĂŵŝŶƵƚĞũƵƐƚŽŶĞƉƌŽŐƌĂŵƐƉŽŶƐŽƌĞĚďLJ And when they speak about Keene, about how nice ƚŚĞ<ĞĞŶĞĐŚĂŵďĞƌ͗ŝƚ͛ƐĂŶŶƵĂůďĂŶƋƵĞƚ͕ƚŚĞϮϯƌĚĂŶĚ the university looks and how clean Old Betsy Road 24th of which will be held in 2015 and 2016, at the is and how, at the chamber luncheon they shared ŽŵŵŝƩĞĞŽĨϭϬϬĂĨĞƚĞƌŝĂŽŶƚŚĞ^ŽƵƚŚǁĞƐƚĞƌŶĚĂ ŐŽŽĚ ŵĞĂů ǁŝƚŚ ŐŽŽĚ ƉĞŽƉůĞ͕ ŝƚ ŐŽĞƐ Ă ůŽŶŐ ǁĂLJ ǀĞŶƟƐƚhŶŝǀĞƌƐŝƚLJĐĂŵƉƵƐ͘ ŝŶ ďƵŝůĚŝŶŐ ďƌŝĚŐĞƐ ĂŶĚ ƌĞůĂƟŽŶƐŚŝƉƐ͘ ŶĚ ƚŚĞ ŶĞƚdŚŝƐ ďĂŶƋƵĞƚ͕ ǁŚŝĐŚ ƵŶƟů ƌĞĐĞŶƚůLJ ǁĂƐ ĂŵŽŶŐ ƚŚĞ 14


only all-vegetarian chamber banquets in the country, has been held every year at the Southwestern cafeteƌŝĂ͘ǀĞŶŝŶƟŵĞƐǁŚĞŶ͞ƚŽǁŶĂŶĚŐŽǁŶ͟ƌĞůĂƟŽŶƐŚŝƉƐ ǁĞƌĞ ƐŽŵĞƟŵĞƐ ĂĐƌŝŵŽŶŝŽƵƐ͕ ƚŚĞ ƵŶŝǀĞƌƐŝƚLJ ĂŶĚ ƚŚĞ chamber always got along. And now, Southwestern President Ken Shaw is a member of the chamber board of directors. dŚĞďĂŶƋƵĞƚŚĂƐďƌŽƵŐŚƚƚŽ<ĞĞŶĞŶĂƟŽŶĂůůLJͲŬŶŽǁŶ ŚƌŝƐƟĂŶ ĐŽŵĞĚŝĂŶƐ ;ĂƌŽŶ tŝůďƵƌŶ͕ ĞŶŶŝƐ ^ǁĂŶďĞƌŐ͕dĂLJůŽƌDĂƐŽŶĂŶĚ:ĞīůůĞŶͿ͕ĂŶĚůŽĐĂůĐĞůĞďƌŝƟĞƐ ĂůĞ ,ĂŶƐĞŶ ĂŶĚ ^ĐŽƩ DƵƌƌĂLJ͕ ĂůůŽǁŝŶŐ <ĞĞŶŝƚĞƐ ƚŽ ĞŶũŽLJƚŚĞŝƌƚĂůĞŶƚƐŝŶƉĞƌƐŽŶ͘ ,ĞƌĞ͛ƐĂƚƌƵĞƐƚŽƌLJ͘ /Ŷ ϮϬϬϮ͕ ƚŚĞ :ŽŚŶƐŽŶ ŽƵŶƚLJ ZĞƉƵďůŝĐĂŶ WĂƌƚLJ ǁĂƐ going to hold a major fundraiser on the fourth ThursĚĂLJ ŝŶ KĐƚŽďĞƌ͕ ƚƌĂĚŝƟŽŶĂůůLJ ƚŚĞ ĚĂƚĞ ŽĨ ƚŚĞ <ĞĞŶĞ chamber banquet. tŚĞŶƚŚĞ<ĞĞŶĞĐŚĂŵďĞƌƉƌĞƐŝĚĞŶƚŚĞĂƌĚĂďŽƵƚƚŚĞ ƉŽƚĞŶƟĂůĐŽŶŇŝĐƚ͕ŚĞĐĂůůĞĚƚŚĞĐŚĂŝƌŵĂŶŽĨƚŚĞĐŽƵŶƚLJ ZĞƉƵďůŝĐĂŶƐĂŶĚĂƐŬĞĚŝĨƚŚĞĚĂƚĞĐŽƵůĚďĞĐŚĂŶŐĞĚ͘ No way. hŶĚĂƵŶƚĞĚ͕ƚŚĞĐŚĂŵďĞƌƉƌĞƐŝĚĞŶƚĐĂůůĞĚĂĨĞǁƉĞŽƉůĞ͕ ƐƵĐŚ ĂƐ ŽƵŶƚLJ :ƵĚŐĞ ZŽŐĞƌ ,ĂƌŵŽŶ ĂŶĚ ^ŚĞƌŝī Bob Alford. The judge has, for at least 19 of the last 21 years, ƚŚƌŽƵŐŚ ϮϬϭϰ͕ ŐŝǀĞŶ ƚŚĞ ŝŶǀŽĐĂƟŽŶ Ăƚ ƚŚĞ ďĂŶƋƵĞƚ͘ dŚĞ ƐŚĞƌŝī ůŽǀĞƐ <ĞĞŶĞ͕ ůŽǀĞƐ ŚŽǁ ŚĞ ŝƐ ƚƌĞĂƚĞĚ Ăƚ ƚŚĞƉĂƌĂĚĞƐĂŶĚ͕ƚŽƚŚĞĞdžĐůƵƐŝŽŶŽĨŽƚŚĞƌƉĂƌĂĚĞƐŝŶ ƚŚĞĐŽƵŶƚLJ͕ĂůǁĂLJƐĐĂƌƌŝĞƐƚŚĞh͘^͘ŇĂŐĂƐŚĞůĞĂĚƐƚŚĞ Keene Fourth of July Parade and the Christmas Light Parade.

ůĂƌŐĞh͘^͘ŇĂŐŇŝĞƐƉƌŽƵĚůLJŽŶ͞&Ăƌ^ŝĚĞ/ƐůĂŶĚ͟ŝŶƚŚĞ ƵĐŬWŽŶĚĂƚĂůůŝĐŽƩ^ƚƵĚĞŶƚWĂƌŬ͘ůƚŚŽƵŐŚƚŚĞƉĂƌŬŝƐ ŽǁŶĞĚďLJ^ŽƵƚŚǁĞƐƚĞƌŶĚǀĞŶƟƐƚhŶŝǀĞƌƐŝƚLJ͕ŝƚŝƐĂƉŽƉƵůĂƌĂƩƌĂĐƟŽŶĂŵŽŶŐĂƌĞĂƌĞƐŝĚĞŶƚƐĨŽƌĮƐŚŝŶŐ͕ŚŝŬŝŶŐ͕ ǁĂůŬŝŶŐĂŶĚũŽŐŐŝŶŐ͕ƚĞŶŶŝƐ͕ďŝƌĚĨĞĞĚŝŶŐĂŶĚƉŝĐŶŝĐƐ͘

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Needless to say... &ƌŽŵƟŵĞƚŽƟŵĞ͕ƚŚĞƌĞŝƐĚĞďĂƚĞĂďŽƵƚƚŚĞƌŽůĞŽĨ the chamber, vis-a-vis the city’s economic developŵĞŶƚ ĐŽƌƉŽƌĂƟŽŶ ĂŶĚ ĐŽŵŵƵŶŝƚLJ ĚĞǀĞůŽƉŵĞŶƚ ĐŽƌƉŽƌĂƟŽŶ͕ƚŚĞdLJƉĞĂŶĚƚŚĞdLJƉĞďŽĂƌĚƐ͘ ^ŽŵĞƚŚŝŶŬƚŚĞƌŽůĞŽĨƚŚĞĐŚĂŵďĞƌƐŚŽƵůĚďĞƚŽĂƚtract new businesses to Keene. But unlike the Type A ĂŶĚ dLJƉĞ  ďŽĂƌĚƐ͕ ǁŚŝĐŚ ƐŚĂƌĞ Ă ƟŶLJ ƉĞƌĐĞŶƚĂŐĞ ŽĨ the local sales tax revenue, the chamber has no such ŐƵĂƌĂŶƚĞĞĚƐŽƵƌĐĞŽĨĨƵŶĚƐ͘/ƚƐƵƌǀŝǀĞƐŽŶŵĞŵďĞƌƐŚŝƉ dues and an occasional fundraiser, such as the annual banquet, the business expo and the biennial membership directory. /ŵĂŐŝŶĞ͕ĨƌŽŵŝƚƐŚƵŵďůĞďĞŐŝŶŶŝŶŐŽŶ:ƵůLJϭ͕ϭϵϵϯ͕ ǁŚĞŶ Ϯϰ ƉĞŽƉůĞ ŵĞƚ Ăƚ ƚŚĞ <ĞĞŶĞ ŝŶĞƌ͕ ƚŚĞ <ĞĞŶĞ ŚĂŵďĞƌŽĨŽŵŵĞƌĐĞŝƐŐƌŽǁŝŶŐ͘ŶĚƌĞŵĞŵďĞƌ͕Ăůů chamber directors are volunteers. ,ĞƌĞĂƌĞŽƚŚĞƌĞīŽƌƚƐŽĨƚŚĞĐŚĂŵďĞƌŝŶĂĚĚŝƟŽŶƚŽ ƚŚŽƐĞŵĞŶƟŽŶĞĚŽŶƉĂŐĞƐϳͲϵ͗ • Keene Chamber Membership Directory. dŚŝƐĚŝƌĞĐƚŽƌLJ͕ĚĞƐŝŐŶĞĚ͕ǁƌŝƩĞŶĂŶĚƉŚŽƚŽŐƌĂƉŚĞĚ by volunteers, will be distributed to all businesses, ƐĐŚŽŽůƐ͕ĞůĞĐƚĞĚŽĸĐŝĂůƐĂŶĚŽƚŚĞƌƐŝŶƚŚĞ<ĞĞŶĞĂƌĞĂ͘ ͻdŚĞŚĂŵďĞƌKĸĐĞ͘ >ŽĐĂƚĞĚĂƚϭϭϬ^͘^ŽƵƚŚKůĚĞƚƐLJZŽĂĚ͕ƚŚĞǀŽůƵŶƚĞĞƌƐ ǁŚŽ ƐƚĂī ƚŚĞ ŽĸĐĞ ĮĞůĚ ƐĐŽƌĞƐ ĂŶĚ ƐĐŽƌĞƐ ŽĨ ƉŚŽŶĞŝŶƋƵŝƌŝĞƐĂďŽƵƚ<ĞĞŶĞ͖ĂďŽƵƚŽƵƌƐĐŚŽŽůƐ͕ƌĞĂů ĞƐƚĂƚĞƉƌŝĐĞƐ͕ũŽďŽƉƉŽƌƚƵŶŝƟĞƐ͕ƉůĂĐĞƐƚŽĞĂƚ͕ĂŶĚĞǀĞƌLJƚŚŝŶŐĂƐŬĞĚŽĨĂďŝŐͲĐŝƚLJĐŚĂŵďĞƌ͕ŽŶůLJŶŽƚǁŝƚŚƚŚĞ same volume. • The Chamber’s Web Page. ĞƐŝŐŶĞĚ ďLJ ǀŽůƵŶƚĞĞƌƐ͕ ƚŚĞ ĐŚĂŵďĞƌ͛Ɛ tĞď ƉĂŐĞ represents Keene to the world of cyberspace. It’s inĨŽƌŵĂƟǀĞ͕ĂƩƌĂĐƟǀĞĂŶĚƉƌĞƐĞŶƚƐ<ĞĞŶĞŝŶĂƉŽƐŝƟǀĞ ŝŵĂŐĞ͘zŽƵĐĂŶǀŝƐŝƚĂƚǁǁǁ͘ŬĞĞŶĞĐŚĂŵďĞƌ͘ŽƌŐ͘ ͻŝƟnjĞŶǁĂƌĚƐ͘ EŽ ŽŶĞ ĞůƐĞ ŝŶ <ĞĞŶĞ ŚŽŶŽƌƐ ŝƚƐ ĐŝƟnjĞŶƐ ůŝŬĞ ƚŚĞ <ĞĞŶĞĐŚĂŵďĞƌ͘ĂĐŚLJĞĂƌƐŝŶĐĞϭϵϵϯ͕ůŽĐĂůƌĞƐŝĚĞŶƚƐ ĂŶĚ ďƵƐŝŶĞƐƐĞƐ ĂƌĞ ƌĞĐŽŐŶŝnjĞĚ Ăƚ ƚŚĞ ĂŶŶƵĂů ďĂŶƋƵĞƚ͘ǁĂƌĚƐĂƌĞŐŝǀĞŶĨŽƌƐĞƌǀŝĐĞƚŽƚŚĞĐŽŵŵƵŶŝƚLJ ;ŽŵŵƵŶŝƚLJ^ĞƌǀŝĐĞǁĂƌĚͿ͕ĨŽƌŝŵƉƌŽǀŝŶŐƚŚĞůŽŽŬƐ of the community (Community Improvement Award), ĨŽƌŐŽŽĚĚĞĞĚƐĚŽŶĞLJĞƐƚĞƌLJĞĂƌĂŶĚƐƟůůďĞŝŶŐĚŽŶĞ ƚŽĚĂLJ ;WŝŽŶĞĞƌ ǁĂƌĚͿ͕ ĨŽƌ ĂƐƐŝƐƟŶŐ ǁŝƚŚŽƵƚ ƐĞĞŬŝŶŐ ƌĞĐŽŐŶŝƟŽŶ;WŚŝůůŝƉ^ƉĂƌŬƐ,ĞůƉŝŶŐ,ĂŶĚƐǁĂƌĚͿ͕ĨŽƌ ĐŽŶƚƌŝďƵƟŶŐƚŽŽƵƌƉƵďůŝĐĂŶĚƉƌŝǀĂƚĞĞĚƵĐĂƟŽŶĂůƐLJƐƚĞŵƐ;ĚƵĐĂƚŽƌŽĨƚŚĞzĞĂƌ͕ƉƵďůŝĐĂŶĚƉƌŝǀĂƚĞƐĐŚŽŽůƐͿ ĂŶĚ ĨŽƌ ŵĂŬŝŶŐ Ă ƉŽƐŝƟǀĞ ĐŽŶƚƌŝďƵƟŽŶ ƚŽ ŽƵƌ ƚŽǁŶ ;ŝƟnjĞŶŽĨƚŚĞzĞĂƌͿ͘ 'ŽŽĚĚĞĞĚƐƐŚŽƵůĚďĞĂĐŬŶŽǁůĞĚŐĞĚĂŶĚŐŽŽĚƉĞŽ16

ƉůĞƐŚŽƵůĚďĞƌĞĐŽŐŶŝnjĞĚ͘ ĞƌƚĂŝŶůLJ͕ŽƌŐĂŶŝnjĂƟŽŶƐŚŽŶŽƌƚŚĞŝƌŽǁŶ;ďƵƐŝŶĞƐƐĞƐ honor an employee of the month or year), but only the <ĞĞŶĞĐŚĂŵďĞƌůŽŽŬƐĂƚƚŚĞďŝŐƉŝĐƚƵƌĞǁŝƚŚŽƵƚƌĞŐĂƌĚ ƚŽŵĞŵďĞƌƐŚŝƉƚŽĂŶLJĐůƵďŽƌŽƌŐĂŶŝnjĂƟŽŶ͘ŶĚĂůůƌĞƐidents have the opportunity to nominate someone for ŽŶĞŽĨƚŚĞĐĂƚĞŐŽƌŝĞƐ͘ • The Best Decorated Contest. ^ŝŶĐĞ ϭϵϵϴ͕ ƚŚŝƐ ĨƌŝĞŶĚůLJ ĐŽŶƚĞƐƚ ŚĂƐ ŵŽƟǀĂƚĞĚ ůŽĐĂůďƵƐŝŶĞƐƐĞƐĂŶĚŚŽŵĞŽǁŶĞƌƐƚŽŐĞƚŝŶƚŚĞƐƉŝƌŝƚŽĨ Christmas. dŚĞ ϭϲƚŚ ĂŶŶƵĂů ĐŚĂŵďĞƌ ĞƐƚ ĞĐŽƌĂƚĞĚ ĐŽŶƚĞƐƚ͕ ǁŚŝ��ŚƌĞĐŽŐŶŝnjĞƐĂƌĞƐŝĚĞŶƟĂůLJĂƌĚĂŶĚĂĐŽŵŵĞƌĐŝĂů business that is best decorated — inside and outside ͶĨŽƌƚŚĞŚŽůŝĚĂLJƐ͕ǁŝůůďĞŚĞůĚŝŶĞĐĞŵďĞƌ͘ dǁŽĂǁĂƌĚƐǁŝůůďĞƉƌĞƐĞŶƚĞĚƚŽďƵƐŝŶĞƐƐĞƐ͗KŶĞĨŽƌ ƚŚĞďĞƐƚŽƵƚĚŽŽƌĚĞĐŽƌĂƟŽŶƐĂŶĚĂŶŽƚŚĞƌĨŽƌƚŚĞďĞƐƚ ŝŶĚŽŽƌĚĞĐŽƌĂƟŽŶƐ͘ One award will be presented to a residence for the best decorated yard or house. ĐŽŵŵŝƩĞĞŽĨũƵĚŐĞƐǁŝůůǀŝƐŝƚĞĂĐŚŶŽŵŝŶĂƚĞĚŚŽŵĞ ĂŶĚďƵƐŝŶĞƐƐƚŽŵĂŬĞƚŚĞĮŶĂůƐĞůĞĐƟŽŶ͘


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and set membership fees at $25 (for individual, couple, or business with 1-5 employees), $50 (businesses with 6-12 employees), and $100 (businesses with 13 and more employees). According to the chamber minutes, the membership ĚĞĐŝĚĞĚƚŚĂƚƚŚĞĮƌƐƚďŽĂƌĚǁŽƵůĚƐĞƌǀĞƚŚĞƌĞŵĂŝŶĚĞƌ ŽĨϭϵϵϯĂŶĚĂůůŽĨϭϵϵϰ͘ůĞĐƚĞĚƚŽƚŚĞĮƌƐƚĐŚĂŵďĞƌ ďŽĂƌĚǁĞƌĞ͗WĞƚĞƌĞŶŶŝƐ͕ƌĞŶĚĂĞŶŝƐŽŶ͕ŽďDĞŶdenhall, Susan Meyer, Brady Rusk, Randy Scoggins, tĂŶĚĂ^ŵŝƚŚ͕ůĚŽŶ^ƉĂĚLJĂŶĚĂƌŽůLJŶ:ŽtĞĂƌ͘ dŚĂƚ ďŽĂƌĚ ĐŚŽƐĞ ŝƚƐ ŽĸĐĞƌƐ ĂŶĚ ĞůĞĐƚĞĚ ĞŶŶŝƐ ĂƐ president, Rusk as president-elect, and Denison as treasurer. By Aug. 12, 1993, according to the minutes, the chamber had 13 paid members. That grew to 19 two weeks ůĂƚĞƌ͕ĂŶĚŽŶ^ĞƉƚ͘ϵ͕ǁŚĞŶƚŚĞ<ĞĞŶĞŝƚLJŽƵŶĐŝůǀŽƚed to allot $1,000 to the chamber, membership was 27. By the end of September, a total of 26 businesses KĸĐĞƌƐůĞĐƚĞĚ ĂŶĚƚŚƌĞĞŝŶĚŝǀŝĚƵĂůƐŚĂĚũŽŝŶĞĚĂŶĚƋƵĂůŝĮĞĚĂƐĐŚĂƌKŶ :ƵůLJ ϳ͕ ϭϵϵϯ͕ ƚŚĞ ĐŚĂŵďĞƌ ŽƌŐĂŶŝnjĞƌƐ ŵĞƚ ĂŐĂŝŶ ter members.

wenty-six businesses and three individuals are the chamber’s charter members According to minutes from the Keene chamber archives, 24 people met at the Keene Diner on July 1, 1993, to discuss forming a chamber of commerce. The group decided to extend charter membership in the chamber to all individuals and businesses who applied through September 1993. Dr. Brady Rusk and Bob DĞŶĚĞŶŚĂůů͕ ĂĐƟŶŐ ŽŶ ďĞŚĂůĨ ŽĨ ƌĂĚŝŽ ƐƚĂƟŽŶ <:Z͕ ǁĞƌĞƚŚĞĮƌƐƚƚŽĂƉƉůLJĨŽƌŵĞŵďĞƌƐŚŝƉ͘ ĞƐŝĚĞƐDĞŶĚĞŶŚĂůů͕ĂŶĚZƵƐŬ͕ŽƚŚĞƌƐŝŶĂƩĞŶĚĂŶĐĞ ĂƚƚŚĂƚŚŝƐƚŽƌŝĐŵĞĞƟŶŐŝŶĐůƵĚĞĚ͗dŚĞůĂƚĞ/ǀĂŶůůĞŶ͕ Duane Barnes, Peter Bennis, Rebecca Bolinger, Ginger Dickens, Eveline Gilley, Janet Goodman, Angie HadůĞLJ͕ĂƌďĂƌĂ,ĂŝŶĞLJ͕ĞƩLJ,ĂƌƌĞůů͕:ĂŵĞƐDŽŽĚLJ͕>ĂƌƌLJDŽŽƌĞ͕dŽŶLJDƵƐĞ͕ZĂLJEŝĐŚŽůƐ͕zĚĚŽKƌƟnj͕DĂƌƟŶ ZĞĂĚ͕:ĞŶĞůůZƵƐŬ͕ƚŚĞůĂƚĞs͘K͘^ĐŚŶĞŝĚĞƌ͕ĂƚŚLJ^ŵŝƚŚ͕ tĂŶĚĂ ^ŵŝƚŚ͕ ŽůůLJ ^ƉĞůůƐͲŚĂƐƚĂŝŶ ĂŶĚ ĂƌŽůLJŶ :Ž Wear.

THANK YOU

Brady Rusk, D.D.S. for 34 Years of Service ƚŽƚŚĞ<ĞĞŶĞŽŵŵƵŶŝƚLJ

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Those 29 Charter members of the Keene Chamber of ŽŵŵĞƌĐĞĂƌĞ͗

• ĞŶŶĞƩWƌŝŶƟŶŐΘKĸĐĞ^ƵƉƉůLJ • Peter Bennis • Brandom Manufacturing • Campus Diner • Community Living Concepts, Inc. • DW Services • Dolly’s Beauty Salon

• :>ŽŶƐƵůƟŶŐ • Johnson County Electric Co-op • City of Keene • Keene Pharmacy • Keene Star • Keene Travel • Ladies Body Works • Milner TV

• džŽĚƵƐWƌŽĚƵĐƟŽŶƐ

• DŽŚƌ͛ƐŽŶƐƚƌƵĐƟŽŶ

• First State Bank (now, Pinnacle Bank)

• KĚLJƐƐĞLJ,ĂƌďŽƌ

• General Insurance Service

• Brady Rusk, D.D.S.

• Glass Expressions

• Don Smith

• ,ĂƌĚĞĞ/ƌƌŝŐĂƟŽŶĂŶĚ>ĂŶĚƐĐĂƉĞ͕/ŶĐ͘

• Wanda Smith

• Huguley Memorial Medical Center

• ^ŽƵƚŚǁĞƐƚĞƌŶĚǀĞŶƟƐƚhŶŝǀĞƌƐŝƚLJ • TXU (TU Electric) • Tomblinson Real Estate

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outhwestern’s History 101 is a class you don’t have to be a college stuĚĞŶƚĂƚ^ŽƵƚŚǁĞƐƚĞƌŶĚǀĞŶƟƐƚhŶŝǀĞƌsity to take. All you have to do is enter the Hopps Museum, located across the street from the Mizpah Gate. &ƌŽŵ ƉŚŽƚŽŐƌĂƉŚƐ ŽĨ ƚŚĞ hŶŝǀĞƌƐŝƚLJ͛Ɛ founding fathers to the stories behind ƚŚĞ ŵƵƐĞƵŵ͛Ɛ ĂƌƟĨĂĐƚƐ͕ ƚŚĞ ,ŽƉƉƐ DƵseum’s rare items on display help give ƚŚŝƐŵĞŵŽƌŝĂůƚŽ<ĞĞŶĞŝƚƐƐƉĞĐŝĂůŇĂǀŽƌ͘ Looking at all the old photos and diplomas on the walls, one can sense the ƐĐŚŽŽů͛ƐƌŝĐŚŚŝƐƚŽƌLJ͘ŶĚƚŚĞĨĂƐĐŝŶĂƟŶŐ displays on both levels of this museum encourage the individual stories to play The Hopps Museum was built to resemble the “Normal Building,” a out in one’s head. ďƵŝůĚŝŶŐ ŽŶ ƚŚĞ ^ŽƵƚŚǁĞƐƚĞƌŶ ĐĂŵƉƵƐ ǁŚĞƌĞ ƉŽƚĞŶƟĂů ƚĞĂĐŚĞƌƐ ǁĞƌĞ ĚŽŶĂƟŽŶĨƌŽŵƚŚĞ,ŽƉƉƐĨĂŵŝůLJ͕ƚŚĞ trained from 1912 to the 1950s. It stands on the site where the Hopps Hopps museum was built to resemble family owned and operated a store for many years. the “Normal Building,” a building on the ^ŽƵƚŚǁĞƐƚĞƌŶ ĐĂŵƉƵƐ ǁŚĞƌĞ ƉŽƚĞŶƟĂů teachers were trained from 1912 to the 1950s. It stands on the site where the Hopps family owned and operated a ƐƚŽƌĞ ĨŽƌ ŵĂŶLJ LJĞĂƌƐ͘ ŽŶƐƚƌƵĐƟŽŶ ŽŶ the museum was completed in 1998. According to Mary Ann Hadley, director of the Ellen G. White Research Center ĂŶĚƵŶŽĸĐŝĂůƐĐŚŽŽůŚŝƐƚŽƌŝĂŶ͕ƚŚĞŵƵseum was erected in honor of the founding families of Keene and Keene Industrial Academy, the school that began in 1893 and eventually became SouthwestĞƌŶĚǀĞŶƟƐƚhŶŝǀĞƌƐŝƚLJ͘ In the back of the museum on the lower level hang some old diplomas. Two of dŚĞ<ĞĞŶĞŽŶĐĞƌƚĂŶĚĨƌŽŵƚŚĞĂƌĐŚŝǀĞƐŽĨ^ŽƵƚŚǁĞƐƚĞƌŶĚǀĞŶƟƐƚ ƚŚĞƐĞ ĂƌĞ ĚŝƉůŽŵĂƐ ĨƌŽŵ ƚŚĞ ĮƌƐƚ ŐƌĂĚhŶŝǀĞƌƐŝƚLJĂŶĚƚŚĞ,ŽƉƉƐDƵƐĞƵŵ͘ ƵĂƟŶŐĐůĂƐƐŽĨϭϴϵϳĂƚ<ĞĞŶĞ/ŶĚƵƐƚƌŝĂů ĐĂĚĞŵLJ͘dŽƚŚĞůĞŌŽĨƚŚĞĐĞƌƟĮĐĂƚĞƐŽŶƚŚĞŶĞdžƚǁĂůů and 4th level, and the girls on the second. EĞdžƚƚŽŝƚŝƐƉŽƐƚĞĚĂƉŚŽƚŽŐƌĂƉŚŽĨ^ŽƵƚŚǁĞƐƚĞƌŶ͛Ɛ ŚĂŶŐƐĂĐůĂƐƐƉŝĐƚƵƌĞĨƌŽŵϭϵϭϳ͘dŚŝƐǁĂƐƚŚĞĮƌƐƚŐƌĂĚƵĂƟŶŐ ĐůĂƐƐ ĨƌŽŵ ƚŚĞ ƐĐŚŽŽů ĂŌĞƌ ^ŽƵƚŚǁĞƐƚĞƌŶ ďĞ- ĮƌƐƚ ƉƌŝŶĐŝƉĂů͕ ĂƐƐŝƵƐ ,ƵŐŚĞƐ͘ ,ƵŐŚĞƐ ǁĂƐ ŚŝƌĞĚ ĂƐ came a junior college in 1916. One also sees a drawing ƚŚĞƐĐŚŽŽů͛ƐĮƌƐƚůĞĂĚĞƌĚĞƐƉŝƚĞŚĂǀŝŶŐŽŶůLJĂLJĞĂƌŽĨ ŽĨƚŚĞĮƌƐƚĚŽƌŵďƵŝůƚŽŶĐĂŵƉƵƐ͕ĂīĞĐƟŽŶĂƚĞůLJĐĂůůĞĚ ƚĞĂĐŚŝŶŐ ĞdžƉĞƌŝĞŶĐĞ ǁŚĞŶ ŚĞ ĂƌƌŝǀĞĚ Ăƚ <ĞĞŶĞ ĨƌŽŵ “the Home” by students and faculty alike. Although Walla Walla. What’s more, before he arrived he had no ƚŚŝƐĮƌƐƚĚŽƌŵǁĂƐĂĐƚƵĂůůLJĐŽͲĞĚ͕ƚŚĂƚǁĂƐŶ͛ƚĂƐƐĐĂŶ- ŝĚĞĂƚŚĂƚŚĞǁĂƐĞdžƉĞĐƚĞĚƚŽďĞƚŚĞƉƌŝŶĐŝƉĂůŽĨ<ĞĞŶĞ dalous as one might think. The boys lived on the 3rd Industrial Academy. 19


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The Dortch Pump Organ

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WĞĐŚĞƌŽ ,Ăůů ŽŶ ƚŚĞ ĐĂŵƉƵƐ ŽĨ ^ŽƵƚŚǁĞƐƚĞƌŶ ĚǀĞŶƟƐƚ hŶŝǀĞƌƐŝƚLJ ŚŽƵƐĞƐ ƚŚĞ ĚĞƉĂƌƚŵĞŶƚƐ ŽĨ ďƵƐŝŶĞƐƐ͕ ŚŝƐƚŽƌLJ͕ ĂŶĚƉƐLJĐŚŽůŽŐLJĂŶĚƚŚĞůƚƵƐW͘,ĂLJĞƐĞŶƚĞƌĨŽƌdĞĂĐŚĞƌ ĚƵĐĂƟŽŶ͘

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ƉƌŽĨĞƐƐŝŽŶĂů͕ ƉƌŽǀŝĚŝŶŐ ĂīŽƌĚĂďůĞ ĂŶĚ ĂĐĐĞůĞƌĂƚĞĚ ĞǀĞŶŝŶŐ ĐŽƵƌƐĞƐ͘ dŚĞ ŶƵƌƐŝŶŐ ƉƌŽŐƌĂŵ ƉƌŽǀŝĚĞƐ Ă ƐŝŵƵůĂƟŽŶĐĞŶƚĞƌĂŶĚĐůŝŶŝĐĂůƐŝŶŵƵůƟƉůĞ&tDĂŐŶĞƚͲĚĞƐŝŐŶĂƚĞĚ ŚŽƐƉŝƚĂůƐ ;ŽŶůLJ ϯй ŽĨ ƚŚĞ ŶĂƟŽŶƐ ŚŽƐƉŝƚĂůƐŚĂǀĞƚŚŝƐĚĞƐŝŐŶĂƟŽŶͿ͕ŽīĞƌŝŶŐŝŶĐƌĞĂƐĞĚ ŽƉƉŽƌƚƵŶŝƟĞƐ ĨŽƌ ŝŶƚĞƌŶƐŚŝƉƐ ĂŶĚ ƌĞƐŝĚĞŶĐŝĞƐ͘ dŚĞ ďƵƐŝŶĞƐƐ ƉƌŽŐƌĂŵ ŶĂĐƚƵƐ ĐůƵď ƌĞĐĞŶƚůLJ ǁŽŶ ƐĞĐŽŶĚƉůĂĐĞĂƚƚŚĞYƵĂƌƚĞƌͲ&ŝŶĂůƌŽƵŶĚŽĨĐŽŵƉĞƟƟŽŶ ĂƚƚŚĞŶĂĐƚƵƐEĂƟŽŶĂůdžƉŽƐŝƟŽŶŝŶ^ƚ͘>ŽƵŝƐ͕DK͕ ƉůĂĐŝŶŐƚŚĞƚĞĂŵŝŶƚŚĞƚŽƉϯϮŽƵƚŽĨϭϴϭĐŽŵƉĞƚŝŶŐ ĐŽůůĞŐĞƐ ĂŶĚ ƵŶŝǀĞƌƐŝƟĞƐ͘ ƵƐŝŶĞƐƐ ŵĂũŽƌƐ ĂůƐŽ ƟĞĚĨŽƌĮƌƐƚƉůĂĐĞŽƵƚŽĨϲ͕ϭϴϲƚĞĂŵƐŝŶƚŚĞǁŽƌůĚ ŝŶƚŚĞDĐ'ƌĂǁ,ŝůůƵƐŝŶĞƐƐ^ƚƌĂƚĞŐLJ'ĂŵĞ͘^ĞǀĞƌĂů ƉƌŽŐƌĂŵƐƐƵĐŚĂƐŝŽůŽŐLJ͕ĚƵĐĂƟŽŶ͕ŽŵƉƵƚĞƌ^ĐŝĞŶĐĞ͕dŚĞŽůŽŐLJ͕ŶŐůŝƐŚ͕ĂŶĚDƵƐŝĐŚĂǀĞĂϵϴͲϭϬϬй ƐƵĐĐĞƐƐƌĂƚĞĨŽƌũŽďŽƌŐƌĂĚƵĂƚĞƐĐŚŽŽůƉůĂĐĞŵĞŶƚŽĨ ƌĞĐĞŶƚŐƌĂĚƵĂƚĞƐ͘ Worship services, community outreach, and a ǁŝĚĞͲǀĂƌŝĞƚLJŽĨƐŵĂůůŐƌŽƵƉŝďůĞƐƚƵĚŝĞƐĂƌĞĂĨĞǁ of the faith-based campus events that students apƉƌĞĐŝĂƚĞ͘ dŚĞ hŶŝǀĞƌƐŝƚLJ ŝƐ ŽƉĞŶ ƚŽ ƐƚƵĚĞŶƚƐ ŽĨ Ăůů faiths. Indeed, the campus is home to a wide-diverƐŝƚLJǁŝƚŚϰϱŶĂƟŽŶƐƌĞƉƌĞƐĞŶƚĞĚ͘ &ŝŶĂŶĐŝĂůĂŝĚŝƐĂǀĂŝůĂďůĞǁŝƚŚŽǀĞƌϴϰйŽĨ^ŽƵƚŚǁĞƐƚĞƌŶ ƐƚƵĚĞŶƚƐ ƌĞĐĞŝǀŝŶŐ ĮŶĂŶĐŝĂů ĂƐƐŝƐƚĂŶĐĞ͘ ĞƉĞŶĚŝŶŐ ŽŶ ĨĂĐƚŽƌƐ ƐƵĐŚ ĂƐ ĨĂŵŝůLJ ŝŶĐŽŵĞ͕ ƚĞƐƚ ƐĐŽƌĞƐ͕ĂŶĚůĞĂĚĞƌƐŚŝƉŽƉƉŽƌƚƵŶŝƟĞƐ͕ƐƚƵĚĞŶƚƐĐĂŶ receive renewable (annually) scholarships from Ψϯ͕ϬϬϬƚŽĂƐŚŝŐŚĂƐΨϭϵ͕Ϯϭϲ͊ dŚĞ ĂǀĞƌĂŐĞ ĐůĂƐƐ ƐŝnjĞ ŝƐ Ϯϴ ƐƚƵĚĞŶƚƐ ǁŝƚŚ Ă ƐƚƵĚĞŶƚƚŽƚĞĂĐŚĞƌƌĂƟŽŽĨϭϮ͗ϭ͕ŐŝǀŝŶŐƐƚƵĚĞŶƚƐĂĐĐĞƐƐ ƚŽƌĞĂůƉƌŽĨĞƐƐŽƌƐĂŶĚ ƌĞƐĞĂƌĐŚŽƉƉŽƌƚƵŶŝƟĞƐ͘ dŚĞ

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ĐĂŵƉƵƐŝƐŚŽŵĞƚŽĚŝƐƟŶĐƟŽŶƐƐƵĐŚĂƐĂĚŝŶŽƐĂƵƌůĂď with over 20,000 bones, a radio and a television staƟŽŶ͕ĂŶĚĂŶĞdžƚĞŶƐŝǀĞĂĐĂĚĞŵŝĐƐƵĐĐĞƐƐƉƌŽŐƌĂŵ͘tŝƚŚ a full schedule of plays, concerts, and recitals, and an extensive library open to the public, the community is always welcome on campus. ^ŽƵƚŚǁĞƐƚĞƌŶ ĚǀĞŶƟƐƚ hŶŝǀĞƌƐŝƚLJ͘ KƵƌ ŽŵŵƵŶŝƚLJ͕ zŽƵƌhŶŝǀĞƌƐŝƚLJ͘


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Ŷϭϵϵϱ͕ůŽŶŐƟŵĞ<ĞĞŶĞƌĞƐŝĚĞŶƚƌĂĚLJZƵƐŬďĞŐĂŶ ƉůĂĐŝŶŐh͘^͘ŇĂŐƐĂůŽŶŐKůĚĞƚƐLJZŽĂĚŽŶŚŽůŝĚĂLJƐ ĂŶĚƐƉĞĐŝĂůŽĐĐĂƐŝŽŶƐ͘hƐŝŶŐŚŝƐŽǁŶĨƵŶĚƐ͕ŚĞƉƵƌĐŚĂƐĞĚ͕ŝŶƐƚĂůůĞĚĂŶĚƐƚŽƌĞĚƚŚĞŇĂŐƐ͘ EŽǁ͕ϮϬͲƉůƵƐLJĞĂƌƐůĂƚĞƌ͕ƚŚĞŇĂŐƉƌŽŐƌĂŵŝƐŽƉĞƌĂƚĞĚďLJƚŚĞ<ĞĞŶĞŚĂŵďĞƌŽĨŽŵŵĞƌĐĞĂŶĚŵĂŶĂŐĞĚ ďLJzĚĚŽKƌƟnj͕ĂŶŽƚŚĞƌůŽŶŐƟŵĞƌĞƐŝĚĞŶƚ͘ dŚĞŇĂŐŝŶƐƚĂůůĂƟŽŶƉƌŽĐĞƐƐŝƐĂůĂƌŐĞƵŶĚĞƌƚĂŬŝŶŐ͕ ǁŝƚŚ<ĞĞŶĞƉŽůŝĐĞŽĸĐĞƌƐĐŽŶƚƌŽůůŝŶŐƚƌĂĸĐǁŚŝůĞ ƌĞƉƌĞƐĞŶƚĂƟǀĞƐŽĨǀĂƌŝŽƵƐ<ĞĞŶĞďƵƐŝŶĞƐƐĞƐŽƌĞĚƵĐĂƟŽŶĂůŝŶƐƟƚƵƟŽŶƐŝŶƐƚĂůůƚŚĞŇĂŐƐ͘ dŚĞŇĂŐƐĂƌĞƉůĂĐĞĚŝŶƐŝĚĞĂďƵƌŝĞĚƐůĞĞǀĞĂƚŽŶĞŽĨ ƚŚĞƌĞĚ͕ǁŚŝƚĞĂŶĚďůƵĞŵĂƌŬĞƌƐŽŶƚŚĞĐƵƌďĂůŽŶŐKůĚ Betsy Road. dŚĞŇĂŐƐĂƌĞĚŝƐƉůĂLJĞĚŽŶDĞŵŽƌŝĂůĂLJ͕sĞƚĞƌĂŶƐ͛ ĂLJ͕&ŽƵƌƚŚŽĨ:ƵůLJ͕>ĂďŽƌĂLJ͕&ůĂŐĂLJ͕WƌĞƐŝĚĞŶƚƐ͛ ĂLJ͕DĂƌƟŶ>ƵƚŚĞƌ<ŝŶŐ:ƌ͘ĂLJ͕^ĞƉƚ͘ϭϭ͕ĞĐ͘ϳ͕ĂŶĚ ƐƉĞĐŝĂůĞǀĞŶƚƐƐƵĐŚĂƐZŝĚĞϮZĞĐŽǀĞƌLJ͕ĚŝŐŶĂƚŽƌLJǀŝƐits, and special occasions by request. The Keene Chamber of Commerce is responsible

ĨŽƌƌĂŝƐŝŶŐŵŽŶĞLJƚŽƉƵƌĐŚĂƐĞƚŚĞŇĂŐƐ͕ƉƵƌĐŚĂƐŝŶŐ ƚŚĞŵ͕ƐƚŽƌŝŶŐĂŶĚƉƌŽƚĞĐƟŶŐƚŚĞŵ͕ĂŶĚŽƌŐĂŶŝnjŝŶŐƚŚĞ ŝŶƐƚĂůůĂƟŽŶĐĞƌĞŵŽŶŝĞƐ͘ ŇĂŐĐŽƐƚƐΨϳϱ͕ǁŚŝĐŚŝŶĐůƵĚĞƐŇĂŐ͕ƉŽůĞĂŶĚŝŶƐƚĂůůĂƟŽŶƐůĞĞǀĞ͘ ^ŝŶĐĞƚŚĞƉƌŽŐƌĂŵ͛ƐŝŶĐĞƉƟŽŶ͕ŵŽƌĞƚŚĂŶϮϭϬƉĞŽƉůĞŚĂǀĞƉƵƌĐŚĂƐĞĚŵŽƌĞƚŚĂŶϯϯϱŇĂŐƐŝŶŵĞŵŽƌLJŽĨ or to honor a loved one or friend.

To purchase a U.S. flag, contact the Keene Chamber of Commerce office at ϴϭϳ͘ϱϱϲ͘Ϯϵϵϱ ϭϭϬ^͘KůĚĞƚƐLJZŽĂĚ͕ <ĞĞŶĞ͕dĞdžĂƐϳϲϬϱϵ ŽƌzĚĚŽKƌƚŝnjĂƚϴϭϳ͘ϱϭϳ͘ϰϲϱϬ͘

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Keene Chamber of Commerce

Member Directory *Red denotes advertiser 360 Restaurant & Lounge 111 S. Old Betsy Rd. Keene, TX, 76059 817.202.9731 Dina Reyes dinareyes66@hotmail.com 7 C’s Investments P.O. Box 100 Keene, TX 76059 817.202. 8001 S. Wayne Cabansag GoToTexas@gmail.com Albee Law Firm 426 W. Chambers St. Cleburne, TX 76033 817.382.7246 Fax: 817.527.2737 Mike Allbee mike@CallBigMike.com www.CallBigMike.com

Brazos Chamber Orchestra 104 Songbird Trail Keene, TX, 76059 817.645.8067 David and Kathy Anavitarte brazoschamber@gmail.com www.brazoschamberorchestra.org

Ball Insurance Agency 1200 W. Henderson, Suite A Cleburne, TX, 76033 817.641-3676 Lindsey Miller lindsey@ball-insurance.com www.ball-insurance.com

Cain & Associates, P.C. 508 N. Ridgeway Cleburne, TX, 76033 817.645.1717 D. Scott Cain scott@cainlawyers.com www.cainlawyers.com

Barnes Rentals Duane Barnes 713 Barnes Rd. Cleburne, TX 76031 817-556-1300 dbarnes38@sbcglobal.net

Calahan Real Estate 1200 W. Henderson, Ste. 1 Cleburne, TX, 76033 817.645.9308 Glenna Calahan glenna@calahanrealestate.com www.calahanrealestate.com

Apos Floors 104 CR 319B Alvarado, TX, 76009 817.645-0460 Fernando Rodriguez aposfloors@hotmail.com www.aposfloors.com

BB’s Venue 3125 CR 805B Cleburne, TX, 76031 817.538.6311 Cindy Keeney cindykeeney@bbsvenue.com www.bbsvenue.com

Arts Unlimited Southwest P.O. Box 361 Keene, TX, 76059 817.726-8503 Hortensia Bryce hortensiabryce@sbcglobal.net www.artsunlimitedsouthwest.com

Bobby’s Johns Porta-Potty Service 932 CR 702 Cleburne, TX, 76031 866.888.3484 Brandy Wood bobbysjohns@gmail.com www.bobbysjohns.com

CareFlite 3110 S. Great Southwest Parkway Grand Prairie, TX, 75052 972.339.4201 Jim Swartz mderfler@careflite.org www.CAREFLITE.org

Boom! Boom! Graphics Nathan Castania 316 S. Old Betsy Road Keene, TX, 76059 817.556.2528 www.BoomBoomGraphics.com

Ceaks Benefits (AFLAC) 501 N. Main, Ste A Cleburne, TX, 76033 817.645.9991 Amy Snoddy amsnoddy@gmail.com

Atmos Energy Corporation 1550 Tech Centre Parkway Arlington, TX, 76014 817.375.7911 Kelly Pacleb Kelly.Pacleb@atmosenergy.com www.atmosenergy.com 30

Awards By Mastercraft 225 Exchange Street, Suite K Burleson, TX, 76028 817.295.7363 Bryan Porter memoriesbymc@aol.com www.awardsbymastercraft.com

Callahan & Freeman Architects P.O. Box 15577 Ft. Worth, TX, 76119 817.478.1765 Frank Callahan and Chuck Freeman cfreeman@cfarchitects.com


;ϴϭϳͿϱϱϲͲϮϰϱϱ 1008 East Henderson St., Cleburne, Texas 76031

Celeste’s International Kitchen 101 S. Old Betsy Rd. Ste. 4&5 Keene, TX, 76059 817.556.2344 Celeste Gouveia celestescuisine@gmail.com www.celesteskitchen.com Christmas in Action P.O. Box 983 Cleburne, TX, 76033 817.641.8610 Cassie Dunson info@christmasinaction.net www.christmasinaction.net Chisholm Trail Academy P.O. Box 717 Keene TX 76059 817.641.6626 Tommy Simons tsimons@ctanet.org www.ctanet.org Chisholm Trail Estates Elder Care 513 S. Old. Betsy Rd. Keene, TX, 76059 817.556.9100 Steve Vogle www.agingcare.com/local/ Chisholm-Trail-Estates-KeeneIndependent-Living-TX City of Keene 100 N. Mockingbird Keene, TX, 76059 817.641.3337 Bill Guinn and Keesha Lay klay@keenetx.com www.keenetx.com Cleburne Ford P.O. Box 57 Cleburne, TX, 76033 817.641.0441 Robert de la Garza rdelagarza@cleburneford.com www.cleburneford.com

Cleburne Integrated Wellness 501-G N. Main St. Cleburne, TX, 76033 817.556.2000 Shellie King contayhalsell@yahoo.com Comfort Inn & Suites Cleburne 2117 N. Main St. Cleburne, TX, 76033 817.641.4702 Ashvin Chana a_chana@yahoo.com www.comfortinn.com/hotels/tx569 Comfort Inn & Suites Alvarado 400 Village Park Drive Alvarado, TX, 76009 817.783.2900, Teressa Parker FAX: 817.783.7468 comfortinnalvarado@aol.com, www.choicehotels.com Community Living Concepts 110 E. Walnut St. Keene, TX, 76059 Kyle Hannah kyleh@clc-coi.org www.CLC-COI.org

Community Opportunities Inc. 113 E Walnut St. Keene, TX, 76059 Pam Masters pammasters@clc-coi.org http://communityopportunitiesinc.org

Complete Energy Management Systems P.O. Box 716 Keene, TX, 76059 817.307.5070 James Chapline jchapline@sbcglobal.net Cookson Communications, Inc 5525 N. MacArthur Blvd. #530 Irving, TX, 75038 972.580.0662 Trameika Vaxter trameika@cookseypr.com Cowtown Ice Vending 2322 FM 2280 Cleburne, TX, 76031 817.455.9376 Donnie Beeson dbeeson@cowtownicevending.com

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Crosier-Pearson-Cleburne Funeral Home 512 N. Ridgeway Dr. Cleburne, TX, 76033 817.648.0522 Carol Wray cpcleburne@sbcglobal.net www.cpcleburne.com Crossroad Fellowship SDA Church 1202 Stone Lake Dr. Cleburne, TX, 76033 817.558.0623 Fran Nielson petsppw59@yahoo.com www.joshuacowboychurch.org Dollar General 117 S. Old Betsy Rd. Keene, TX, 76059 817.556.3191

Farmers Insurance 216 S. Ridgeway Dr. Cleburne, TX, 76033 817.641.2569 Jim Moreno jcowboysjim@sbcglobal.net

Gilliam, Wharram & Co. P.C. P.O. Box 118 Cleburne, TX, 76033 817.641.2274 Harold Gilliam haroldg@gwcopc.com www.gwcopc.com

First Financial Bank 201 E. Highway 67 Alvarado, TX, 76009 817.774.5155 Chris Schjetnan cschjetnan@ffin.com www.ffin.com

Gillin Realty, LLC 218 W. Fourth St. Keene, TX, 76059 817.556.3141 Samantha Gillin samg@gillinrealty.com

Fun Town RV 2200 E. Hwy. 67 Cleburne, TX, 76033 817.645.8100 Matt Lee mattlee@funtownrv.com www.funtownrv.com Gatewood Electric 1118 N. Main St. Cleburne, TX, 76033 817.645.6722 Herman Gatewood, Jr.

Double N Inspections Nicholas Castania 316 S. Old Betsy Road Keene, TX, 76059 817.556.2529 nick4533@aol.com

herman@gatewoodelectricmotors.com

Edward Jones Investments 101 S. Old Betsy Rd. Keene, TX, 76059 817.558.1501 Scott Darragh scott.darragh@edwardjones.com

General Insurance Service P.O. Box 1027 Keene, TX, 76059 817.641.9811 Richard Bothe richard@generalinsuranceservice. com

Scott Darragh Financial Advisor .

101 South Old Betsy Road Keene, TX 76059 817-558-1501

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Gissiner Electric, LLC. 828 Quail Park Lane Cleburne, TX, 76031 972.342.9651 Amber Gissiner amber@gissinerelectric.com www.gissinerelectric.com Grumps Burgers 1704 N. Main St. Cleburne, TX, 76033 817. 774.2874 Stewart Asimus Stew@grumpstexas.com www.Grumpstexas.com Habanero Express 3220 CR 317 Cleburne, TX, 76031 469.939.7469 Ever & Sophia Fuentes fuentesac10@yahoo.com Hearts & Flowers 314 S. Old Betsy Rd. Keene, TX, 76059 817.774.1112 Sharon Vaughn heartsnflowers59@yahoo.com Hewlett Office Systems, LLC P.O. Box 95 Cleburne, TX, 76033 817.645.1571 Justin Hewlett justin@hewlettofficesystems.com www.hewlettofficesystems.com


Hill College 112 Lamar Hillsboro, TX, 76645 254.659.7511 D. Crosby dcrosby@hillcollege.edu www.hillcollege.edu/ Hopps Automotive & Towing 318 S. Old Betsy Rd. Keene, TX, 76059 817.645.7732 Justin Hopps jfhopps@gmail.com

ϯϬϭ^͘KůĚĞƚƐLJZĚ͘ ;ϴϭϳͿϲϰϱͲϴϰϬϬ Juan Caballero, GM <ĞĞŶĞ͕dyϳϲϬϱϵ

How Sweet It Is Bakery Teresa Fallon, 904 N. Cummins Drive Alvarado, TX, 76009 817.783.2423 teresa@ bakingyourdreamscometrue.com Hunt Brothers Pizza 325 HWY 67 W. Keene, TX 817.641.0799 Ideals Design 725 Henderson, Suite D Cleburne, TX, 76033 817.641.7434 Louis Speyer, Jr. lspeyer@sbcglobal.net Johnson County Special Utility District P.O. Box 509 Cleburne, TX, 76033 817.760-5200 Terry D. Kelley tkelley@jcsud.com www.jcsud.com JVL Expressions Photography Keene, TX, 76059 817.944.2815 Jorge Velez jorgeandliz@jvlexpressions.com http://jvlexpressions.com/ Keene 1st Baptist Church P.O. Box 51 Keene, TX, 76059 817.778.8989 Michael Nightingale, pastor keenebaptist@gmail.com

Keene Business Development Corp. 100 N. Mockingbird Keene, TX, 76059 817.240.3715 Ricky Stephens rstephens@keeneisd.org

Keene Family Dental 428 S. Old Betsy Rd. Keene, TX, 76059 817.641.0000 Bijan Afkami keenefamilydental@yahoo.com www.mykeenedental.com

Keene Economic Development Corp. 100 N. Mockingbird Keene, TX, 76059 817.517.4075 David Patterson dpatterson@keenetxedc.com www.keenetxedc.com

Keene Pharmacy P.O. Box 566 Keene, TX, 76059 817.558.3341 Louis M. Caldwell Keenerx@sbcglobal.net www.keenepharmacy.com 33


Keene SDA Church 114 S Fairview St. Keene, TX, 76059 817.202.6450 James Winegardner, administrative pastor www.keenechurch.com

Mandy’s Catering 2808 E FM 4 Cleburne, TX, 76031 817.320.6826 Mandy Smith MandyFoust@hotmail.com

Mop & Broom Assoc. P.O. Box 400 Keene, TX, 76059 817.556.3393 Yddo Ortiz mopandbroom@zitroinc.com

KJCR - 88.3 The Journey 306 N. College Dr. Keene, TX 76059 817.202.6833 Mike Agee www.883TheJourney.com

Marshall Young Insurance 401 N. Ridgeway Dr. Cleburne, TX, 76033 817.645.9155 Sharan Northrop Sharan@marshallyoung.com www.marshallyoung.com

Motor Home Specialist 100 O’Banion Way (5411 I-35W) Alvarado, TX, 76009 800.335.6054 Robert Brake Robert@Mhsrv.com www.MHSRV.com

Meals-on-Wheels 106 E. Kilpatrick Cleburne, TX, 76031 817.558.2840 Lisa Deese lisa@mowjec.org

Mountain Coffee & Tropical Drinks 101 S. Old Betsy Rd., #1 Keene, TX, 76059 817.556.0878 Nellie Youngberg mnt.coffeeshoppe@gmail.com

Kris Brown Chevrolet-Buick-GMC P.O. Box 2977 Cleburne, TX, 76033 817.556.5900 Lauren Pryor Kris@Krisbrowncbg.com www.Krisbrowncbg.com Kristi’s Vintage & Rustic Rentals 2401 Presidential Dr. Cleburne, TX, 76031 817.312.2704 Kristi Amparan Kristiamparan@yahoo.com www.Kristisrentals@weebly.com La Fiesta Mexican Restaurant 728 North Main Cleburne, TX, 76031 817.558.9922 Jose Alvalos Laser Tech Solutions 209 S. Main Cleburne, TX, 76033 817.641.1862 Wanda Fowler info@lasertechsolutions.com Level 13 Apparel 711 N. Brazos Ave. Cleburne, TX, 76031 817.808.8600 Michael Mathews L13apparel@gmail.com www.Level13apparel.com Lifeway Dental 505 E. Hwy. 67 Alvarado, TX, 76009 Lorena Marin info@lifewaydentisty.com www.lifewaydentistry.com 34

www.servingthechildrenofyesterday.org

Mertz Family Dental Daniel E. Mertz, DDS, APC 104 Old Betsy Road Keene, TX, 76059 817.641.2272 danandkaryn@att.net Mimi’s Kitchen P.O. Box 3261 Cleburne, TX, 76033 682.459.7504 Bryan and Fay Coday animal10817@yahoo.com

My Roofing P.O. Box 2831 Cleburne, TX, 76033 817.659.5160 Kevin Jones info@myroofingonline.com www.info@myroofingonline.com North Central Texas Work Force 202 Hyde Park Blvd. Cleburne, TX, 76033 817.641.6201 ext. 3726 Ruby Summerfield rsummerfield@dfwjobs.com

Mission Hospice 505 N. Ridgeway Dr., Suite 173 Cleburne, TX, 76033 817.517.7336 Robin Houghton rpsencik@missionhospicex.com

Oliver Technologies 203 N. Fairview Keene, TX, 76059 817.502.9809 Karen Phillips kphillips@olivertechnologies.com www.OliverTechnologies.com

Modern Monument Works 415 E. Chambers St. Cleburne, TX, 76031 817.645.4961 Matthew Mayo info@modernmonuments.com www.modernmonuments.com

Oncor Electric Delivery 115 W. 7th St. Ste. 405 Ft. Worth, TX, 76102 817.215.5169 Buddy Bridges Mervyn.Bridges@oncor.com www.oncor.com


Pinnacle Bank P.O. Box 676 Keene, TX, 76059 817.558.2700 Amy Lingo, Branch president amy.lingo@pinnbank.com www.pinnbanktx.com

Putnam Service 405 Lewis Lane Keene, TX, 76059 817.645.8011 Marissa Nolasco marissa@putnamservice.com www.putnamservice.com

Posey Appliance P.O. Box 1180 Joshua, TX, 76058 817.484.2846 Jeff Posey poseyappl@yahoo.com

Quality Brakes and Alignment 1008 E. Henderson St. Cleburne, TX, 76031 817.556.2455 Joel Henslee joel@qualitybrakes.com www.qualitybrakes.net

Quick Way Food Store 104 FM 2280 Cleburne, TX, 76031 817.556.0331 R & J Lawn Service 1009 Christine St. Cleburne, TX, 76031 817.791.7104 Ray Johnson

www.keenechurch.com (817) 202-6450


Read-Billingsley Real Estate 300 S. Old Betsy Rd. Keene, TX, 76059 817.645.8785 John Read, PhD. jwread2@sbcglobal.net www.Read-Billingsley.com

Samâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Club 600 N. Burleson Blvd. Burleson TX 76028 817.568.1621 Marilyn Jennings Mjennin.s08210.us@samsclub.com www.samsclub.com

Republic Waste Services 2559 FM 66 Itasca, TX, 76055 (254) 221.4414 Pat Moriarty pmoriarty@republicservices.com

Sew What? Custom Embroidery 2401 Presidential Dr. Cleburne, TX, 76031 817.645.4171 Jorge Amparan amparanj@yahoo.com

Rosser Funeral Home 1664 W. Henderson St. Cleburne, TX, 76033 817.641.4800 Perry W. Rosser mindi@rosserfuneral.com www.rosserfuneralhome.net

Shady Lakes Ranch 3701 CR 16-C Cleburne, TX, 76031 817.774.0698 Donna Wilson www.shadylakes.com

Rusk Rentals Cedar Ridge Apartments 104 S. Old Betsy Rd. Keene, TX, 76059 817.312.7853 Brady Rusk, D.D.S. bradyrusk@sbcglobal.net RV Ranch 325 HWY 67 West Keene, TX 76059 817.517.5037 www.rvranchkeene.com vidplace2@aol.com Sabre Industries 8653 E. Hwy. 67 Alvarado, TX, 76063 817.852.1700 Lisa Harrison lharrison@sabreindustries.com www.sabreindustries.com

Signs of Success 909 E. Henderson Cleburne, TX, 76031 817.517.7446 Ellis Brannam sales@signsofsuccesstx.com www.signsofsuccesstx.com

Southwestern Union Conference P.O. Box 4000 Burleson, TX, 76097 817.295.0476 Deryl Knutson dknutson@swuc.org www.southwesternadventist.org Stewart Title, North Texas 106 Hyde Park Blvd. S. Cleburne, TX, 76033 817.641.2588 Lorri Landeros llandero@stewart.com Sweet Peppaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s CafĂŠ 108 Old Betsy Rd. Keene, TX, 76059 817.556.3900 Mark and Mary McDonald sweetpeppas@yahoo.com www.sweetpeppas.com

Sonic Drive In 301 S. Old Betsy Rd. Keene, TX, 76059 817.645.8400 Juan Caballero store5360@sonicpartnernet.com

Tandem Design and Illustration 1508 CR 426 Cleburne, TX 76031 817.969.4694 www.tandemdi.com hello@tandemdi.com

Southwestern Adventist University 100 W. Hillcrest Keene, TX, 76059 817.202.6629 Darcy Force Director, Marketing/PR dforce@swau.edu www.swau.edu

Texas Adventist Book Center P.O. Box 636 Keene, TX, 76059 817.558.0100 Mickey Johnson mjohnson@txsda.org www.adventistbookcenter.com

    

  

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Texas Collision Center 122 E Highway 67 Keene, TX, 76059 817.707.0157 Larry Conley larry@texascollisioncenter.com TX Ink Toner & Business Services 2400 Presidential Dr. Cleburne, TX, 76031 817.760.9341 Donny Gore donny.gore@att.net That Catering Company 2210 Ridge View Dr. Cleburne, TX, 76033 817.487.9357 Olivia Hall thatcateringco@gmail.com www.thatcateringco.com

For more information on hospice, call:

(817) 517-77336

www.m missionhosp picetexas.com 505 N. Ridgeway Drive, Suiite 17 73

Town Hall Estates Keene, Inc. “Caring for and Contributing to Our Community”

Our Facility offers: •

Medicare Part A & B

Private Pay, Insurance, Medicaid

Sabbath & Sunday Church Services

Vegetarian Meals Available

Physical, Occupational & Speech Therapy

Full Schedule of Activities

Beauty Shop

Post Stroke Rehabilitation

Orthopedic Rehabilitation

Post Surgical Stabilization

Come Visit Town Hall Estates! Jason Fautheree – Administrator Noemi Blanco – Director of Nurses 207 South Old Betsy Road P. O. Box 588 Keene, TX 76059 Phone: 817-645-8888


Texas Health Huguley 11801 South Freeway (I-35W) Burleson, TX, 76028 817.293.9110 Ken Finch www.texashealthhuguley.org Time Out Massage Therapy 314 S. Old Betsy Rd. Keene, TX, 76059 817.645.0771 Town Hall Estates 207 S. Old Betsy Rd. Keene, TX, 76059 817.645.8888 Jason Fautheree fautheree@msn.com TxDot Keene Office 2200 FM 2280 Cleburne, TX, 76031 817.202.2900 Randy Bower Randy.Bower@txdot.gov Ulrich Barn Builders, LLC P.O. Box 2797 Cleburne, TX, 76033 817.645.1122 Jonathan Ulrich info@ulrichbarns.com www.ulrichbarns.com United Cooperative Services P.O. Box 1809 Burleson, TX, 76097 817.782.8326 Jeff Pannell jeffp@united-cs.com www.united-cs.com Universal Windows Direct of DFW 8401 Jacksboro Hwy., Ste. 400 Ft. Worth, TX, 76135 817.237.6300 Trey Corkran anull@universalwindowsdirect. com www.universalwindows dallasfortworth.com 38

Vibrant Life Foundation, Inc. 1109 Snowberry St. Cleburne, TX, 76031 817.558.9379 Myrna Castillo myrna.p.castillo@yahoo.com Wash Depot P.O. Box 45 Keene, TX, 76059 817.641.2838 Gwen Beeson gwenbeeson@sbcglobal.net Westhill Construction, Inc. P.O. Box 2016 Cleburne, TX, 76033 817.558.2504 Katie Newby westhillconst@aol.com

Weststar Mortgage Corp. 835 SW. Alsbury Ste. J Burleson, TX, 76028 817.680.4154 Betsy Feroli bferoli@westloan.com Zacharias Real Estate, LLC 310 S. Old Besty Rd. Keene, TX, 76059 817.641.4102 Greg Zacharias Zachariasrealestate@yahoo.com Zimmerer Kubota & Equip., Inc. 2825 N. Nolan River Rd. Cleburne, TX, 76033 817.645.9106 Tim McQueary tmac@zkmail.com www.zimmererkubota.com


Located just a mile north of Keene. A Must See!

Schedule viewing anytime! Call or Text Cindy (817) 538-6311 â&#x20AC;˘ BBsVenue.com Individual Members Bob Alford, JC Sheriff 1102 E Kilpatrick St. Cleburne, TX, 76031 817.556.6058 bob@johnsoncountytx.org

Wayne Bridewell, JC 249th District Judge 909 Angel Court Cleburne, TX, 76033 817.556.6825 wayneb@johnsoncountytx.org

Bart Basham 11516 CR 102 Grandview, TX, 76050 817.825.9617

DeWayne Burns, State Representative, District 58 P.O. Box 2794 Cleburne, TX 76033 682.309.3887

Robert Bishoff 201 Songbird Trail Keene, TX, 76059 817.641.9378

Ken and Eva Campbell 807 CR 702 Cleburne, TX, 76031 817.659.8117

Jim Bothe 219 W. Fourth St. Keene, TX, 76059 817.645.8188

Pete and Sharon Chandler 102 Songbird Trail Keene, TX, 76059 817.558.9279

Melba Bower 603 Hillcrest St. Keene, TX, 76059 817.933.0479

Nick and Jerita Chesney P.O. Box 537 Keene, TX, 76059 817.357.0067 39


Keene Family Dental 428 S. Old Betsy Road, Suite C Keene, Texas 76059 817.641.0000 www.MyKeeneDental.com Harold and Merelyne Collum 2701 North Hill Terrace Cleburne, TX 76031 817.556.0419

Ruth Haller 501 S. Old Betsy, #2 Keene, TX 76059 817.357.7515

Laurice Durrant 315 Mistletoe Keene, TX 76059 817.556.3161

Roger Harmon, JC Judge #2 N. Main, Room 120 Cleburne, TX, 76033 817.556.6360 countyjudge@ johnsoncountytx.org

Leslie and Ann Fromm 113 Hyline Dr. Cleburne, TX 76031 817.645.2256

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Walt and Carol Herrell 1101 Honeysuckle Dr. Keene, TX 76059 817.202.0908

Paul and Bonnie Gnadt P.O. Box 543 Keene, TX 76059 817.202.0733

Bobby and Mary Ann Hodges 610 W. Hillcrest Keene, TX 76059 817.517.5709

Bill and Sue Guinn 1109 CR 702 Cleburne, TX 76031 817.634.7613

Betty Kirby 1102 W. 4th Street Keene, TX 76059 817.558.6824

Stuart Madison, JC County Attorney 212 Forrest Ave. Cleburne, TX, 76033 817.683.6062 procqter@hotmail.com Bill Moore, JC County Attorney 204 S. Buffalo Ave., Suite 410 Cleburne, TX, 76033 817.556.6330 billm@johnsoncountytx.org Joan L. Ortner P.O. Box 601 Keene, TX 76059 817.673.8563 Lori Pedigo 1010 Hemphill Dr. Cleburne, TX 76033 817.648.1749 Mike Powell, JC Sheriff Chief Deputy 2001 Conveyor Joshua, TX, 76058 817.235.5554 mikep@johnsoncountytx.org


Don and Marie Redwine 217 Mistletoe Lane Keene, TX 76059 817.645.1700

Cheryl and Wes Schram P.O. Box 674 Keene, TX 76059 817.919.4954

Wanda Smith 1207 Honeysuckle Keene, TX 76059 817.641.8337

Roy and Dottie Robinson P.O. Box 1005 Keene, TX 76059 817.517.5353

Richard and Ronda Schram 5524 CR 312 Cleburne, TX 76031 817.556.0023

Donald and Mary Ross 501 S. Old Betsy, #22 Keene, TX 76059 817.558.9509

Erwin and Evangeline Sicher 2720 Dorothy Dr. Cleburne, TX 76031 817.645.0406

Ricky Stephens, KISD Superintendent P.O. Box 656 Keene, TX, 76059 817.774.5201 rstephens@keeneisd.org www.keeneisd.org Delmon and Sandra Tucker 211 E. Third St. Keene, TX 76059 817.933.2479 Roger Williams, U.S. Congressman, 25th District One Walnut Street, Suite 145 Cleburne, TX 76033 817.774.2575 Larry Woolley, JC Commissioner P.O. Box 1414 Cleburne, TX, 76033 817.648.1879 larrywoolley@hotmail.com www.larrywoolley.com

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• Located on the Highway 67 corridor between I-35 and the NEW Chisholm Trail Parkway • Top-rated education system including the only fully accredited university in Johnson County • Community programs featuring music festivals and parades throughout the year • Parks and sports programs provide family oriented entertainment for all ages • Several small airports in the area support small business traffic as well as commercial flights out of both DFW International and Dallas Love Field • Offers the advantages of wonderful business and commercial opportunities in a more relaxed and pleasant setting

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MULTIPLE COMMERCIAL & INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUR GROWING COMPANY

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2015-2017 Keene Chamber Member Directory and Visitors Guide