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KEENE CHRONICLE www.KeeneChronicle.com
Volume 01, Issue 20
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June 27, 2013
Did You Know: BB’s Venue I don’t know if you’ve ever driven down 805B, Cleburne, Texas and noticed the building construction of the rock house located on this property. But after corresponding with and listening to Bart and Cindy Keeney’s Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting presentation on Thursday, May 30, 2013, I’ve come to know a little bit more about the property and the owners on 805B, and I have also learned the true meaning of the phrase: “Don’t despise the small beginnings!” The original owners of this property, according to Bart and Cindy, started with a simple mobile home. They tore down the inner walls, changed the rooms and enlarged the place into a 2000 square ft home. Bart and Cindy (husband and wife), purchased the property in 1995 and lived there until returning home from out of town on Christmas, 2001. The following is the rest of the story delivered by Bart and Cindy Keeney, to the guests attending the ribbon cutting ceremony: Bart: “I noticed like water seeping up out of the driveway and the yard was wet so I got to looking, I opened the hatch underneath the house and it had about a foot of water standing under it, I got to looking and sure enough, I had a swimming pool under the house - I started draining it. It was actually a water line that broke! Anyway, we ended up with mold under the house and
now the ﬂoors needed to be ripped out and we needed to move out. We started taking stuff apart and ﬁghting with insurance companies and 12 months later the insurance company ﬁnally settled with us.” Cindy: “After living in a motel for a month, renting a house for 6 months and 3 months with my folks, to get back to the property we turned our 3 car garage into a little house and piled the kids up in there! When the insurance settled we just decided to pay the property off and rebuild debt free. Not knowing it would be 2009 till we could completely move back into, what we began to call ‘The Big House!’” Bart: “I told Cindy, while we’re doing this I’m going to change the roof line on the house. I used to build a lot of steel buildings so I framed this whole house out of steel. And I built the whole roof system right out here in the yard. All the neighbors were like ‘man what’s this guy doing, building an A-frame out here by the street!’ So we worked on that for a year and a half - two years or something. And I got everything ready; I was going to try to save the ceilings in the house. So I had the crew guys come over and we tore the roof off so I could set this other on the steel beams. “Well that night it started raining. It rained, it snowed, sleeted, it hailed, it did everything! So needless to say, we lost the ceilings, but really it was a blessing in disguise
otherwise I would have 8 foot ceiling in this house! We had a crane pick up the A-frame and ﬂew it up over the trees. I got big steel columns to bedrock and we set it on them and welded it all in place; and then the work began after that.” Cindy: “It became a huge project and a little challenging… But I just have to give God all the glory because even though in the midst of the drought and storms, God always does more than you can think or imagine. Someone gave us all the rock that’s on that house! …and so we
just saw His mighty hand throughout the whole thing on a regular basis. So Along the way, He sure made us learn a lot of things about each other! And I felt, this huge place would be used for something, I didn’t know what but…” “One weekend Bart mentioned weddings and I knew that would be right for us seeing we like to have people over and throw parties. The kids were getting older and I needed a project. So BB’s Venue was birthed! “We’re just starting out, we’re brand new; we had
our ﬁrst 2 events a couple of weeks ago. We’ve already booked 7 weddings for September and October, and one in 2014! “We’re so glad that you all are here and that we could open up our home to you. Thank you Chamber for making us feel so at home and doing the ribbon cutting. This is awesome and we just want to thank the city of Keene and all you guys thanks for being here! I’ve really been impressed with the support and friendship of the City of Keene’s Chamber of Commerce. Thank You Very Much!” Cindy Keeney, BB’s Venue owner, gave the Keene Chronicle the following breakdown of the Venue’s services and fee schedule: Cindy’s Reasons to book BB’s Venue: • BB’s is an outdoor venue with the WOW factor! • It has an atmosphere you can’t beat! • When you arrive, you will experience an atmosphere of peace and tranquility. • It has a fabulous “Country Chic” décor and it’s gorgeous! • With all the decorations in place, it’s just breathtaking! • And we have a service staff that treats you like no other! • If you’re looking for an outdoor venue, BB’s is the place for a wonderful romantic wedding! • The venue spans 3 acres and is surrounded with luscious landscape. • The cabana ceremony area space and the grassy knoll
seats up to 400! (5,000 square foot area) • The 5,000 square feet main house is made of beautiful log and cut rock making a magniﬁcent backdrop for your memorable photos. • And the inside is a sight to behold! • It overlooks a gorgeous tropical pool leading to a large beautiful reception area. Cindy describes the covered reception area: • The covered reception area has cedar logs, wood ceilings, grand 10′x10′ ﬁreplace with chandelier, mantle and hearth, plus two adjacent 10′x10′ feature rock walls with LED lights to coordinate with your wedding colors. • Bar includes: keg refrigerator, drink well and ice bin, refrigerator, sink, stainless steel counter and led lights under and over the bar. • Outdoor cooking area includes: grill, griddle, seerer, and oven. • Covered space for the DJ and disco ball with LED lights. • The reception area overlooks a gorgeous tropical pool with colored led lights. • The total outdoor covered area is 2000 sf. “hot”- no worries we have a fog and fan system to help make your day cool and comfortable! • Large (under cover) round tables seat 100 guests including dance ﬂoor, cake table, bar and grill area. Seats120 without dance ﬂoor. • If you want a more casual atmosphere with guests mingling and dancing, we also Continued: BB’s Venue Page 6
collections they could meet their running expenses, they would be doing satisfactorily, White felt. He made the suggestion that the Texas Conference President could borrow money until the cotton season to pay for the tents; afterwards the Texas Conference and the Tract and Missionary Society could be credited by the General Conference and the Review with the full cost of the tent they paid for and used. …In his report of a camp meeting in 1881 George I. Butler said the growth of the Texas Conference had been encouraging and that it probably had three hundred Sabbath keepers. With slight assistance, Kilgore, the only ordained minister, had worked very hard. In Midlothian, in 1883, a two story frame structure was completely destroyed by a terriﬁc storm that came up. Inside the building there were ten or ﬁfteen laboring men. As Kilgore was taking the victims out, his clothes were soaked and he wore them for several hours before changing. Kilgore subsequently had an attack of “bilious fever” as the product of his work on Sabbath and Sunday end the experience with wet clothes. As a result of the poor heath… Kilgore had to stop further tent work after the camp meeting of 1883. … After camp meeting in 1884, Kilgore had to stay and receive some treatments in the city of Dallas. (At) the 1885 Texas camp meeting held at Arlington, Texas, Kilgore, who had been in Illinois for a few months prior, attended to terminate his relationship with the confer-
ence. …Kilgore had served in a prominent way in building up the Conference where his work was closing. Educational work has been an important phase of the program carried on by Seventh-day Adventists. In relation to the topic of a school Kilgore wrote (to the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists) in 1882: “I would speak especially concerning the existing demand for a school in our State. It is the unanimous voice of those with whom we have conversed, that we must have a school at once. It is true that our children are growing up around us with no advantages that we can safely trust; and to avail ourselves of such as we have at the present time is to endanger their spiritual interests and ﬁnal salvation. Yes, brethren, we must have a school, and we have no time to spare in making a beginning. We should have one opened this fall, and we can have it if we all move together, and dismiss all selﬁsh and personal considerations. Then let all of us think over this very important matter, and come up to this meeting with a mind to act, and with a determination to make some sacriﬁce of what God has given us in order to set this noble enterprise on a good, substantial footing. Our children are more precious that the treasures of earth; and their future well-being and eternal destinies are inﬁnitely more important than earthly considerations…” To be continued…
From the Pen of Morris Lowry Morris Lowry, a retired history professor, taught for many years on the campus of Southwestern Adventist University. He earned a Master of Arts degree in History from Texas Christian University. In his 1951 Master’s Thesis entitled “A Background of Seventh-day Adventism and its Early Development in Texas,” he traces the history of the Seventh-day Adventist church in Texas from its humble beginnings. The following is the ﬁrst in a series of successive articles, proudly and exclusively presented by the Keene Chronicle, containing Mr. Lowry’s personal account of the early years of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Texas The Seventh-day Adventist movement is now over one hundred ﬁfty years old, and during its history, it has had some courageous, zealous individuals to serve in responsible positions of leadership. Robert Meade Kilgore was the outstanding ofﬁcial leader of the Seventh-day Adventist cause in the days of its infancy in the state of Texas… In the battle of Shiloh (U.S. Civil War), Robert and David Kilgore were among those taken captive by the Confederates… After spending some time in Memphis the prisoners were taken to Mason, Georgia, and incarcerated there; then later they were taken to Libby Prison… When Robert ﬁnally was released and when he arrived at home he appeared poor and sallow, as if he had been ill. This was the Robert Kilgore who was destined to be the leading ﬁgure in the early work of Seventh-day Adven-
tists in the state of Texas. His birth place was in Tuscarawas County, Ohio, and the date of his birth was March 21, 1839. He was joined in wedlock to Asenath M. Smith October 9, 1867. His father-in-law, Cyrennes Smith, was one of the early observers of the Sabbath in Michigan. In 1865, when Robert arrived home he found his parents observing the Sabbath. In accordance with a request of his parents he drove a distance of thirty miles in order to hear his ﬁrst Seventh-day Adventist sermon. At a later date he accepted the views of Seventh-day Adventists and retained his belief in them ﬁrmly until the end. Eventually he was ordained to the ministry of the gospel. After having had the Eastern States as his ﬁeld of labor for a while, the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists in 1876 recommended him as a missionary for Texas. …When the Kilgore family had left the state of Iowa, the ground was frozen, and the bodies of the travelers were protected by overcoats and underclothes, while in Texas the ﬁelds were green, ﬂowers in blossom, and vegetables from the garden were available. Kilgore wrote a report in The Advent Review and Sabbath Herald on the ﬁrst day after his arrival, that the children were running around barefoot. (In his Texas ministerial endeavors) The current of resistance against Kilgore was strong, and the best arguments the opposition could muster were employed. One time Kilgore wrote: “The opposition against us is strong, and every effort is
made to scare the people away from the (Cleburne Camp Meeting) tent. The best arguments they have are brought to bear against us, such as ‘He is a Yankee;’ ‘he has come here to preach nigger equality;’ etc. While some of the ministers are preaching such tidings, we are preaching an entirely different gospel. Let God be thanked.” …Another difﬁculty facing early Seventh-day-Adventists in Texas, other than the weather and difﬁcult denominations’ ministers, was the advocacy and observance of the seventh day as the Sabbath by Seventhday Adventists. Possibly as a result of controversy Kilgore wrote the editor of the Denison Daily Herald the following letter on Sunday in Texas: “In answer to many inquires whether it is not a violation of the law of the land for one to keep the seventh day and work on Sunday, the ﬁrst day of the week, I wish to append the statutes of Texas on the subject. I copy from the Revised Statutes of the State of Texas which took effect yesterday May 28, 1879, in which is embraced the following: “‘Penal code, title 7, chapter 2, article 183: Any person who shall hereafter labor or compel, force, or oblige his or her employees, workmen or apprentices, to labor on Sunday, shall be ﬁned not less than $10 nor more than $50.’” “‘Article 184. The preceding article shall not apply to household duties, works of necessity or charity: …nor to any person who conscientiously believes that the seventh or any other day of the week ought to be observed as the Sabbath, and
who actually refrain from business and labor on that day for secular reasons.’” …Opposition to a Sabbathkeeper was not always conﬁned, however, to legal means… The antagonism over the Sabbath observance resulted in the persecution of a Seventh-day Adventist in the early history of the movement in Texas. …The following Sunday he labored in his shop and was arrested. In spite of the antagonism… Kilgore visited the believers of his faith in Cleburne February 2-3, 1878, and organized a church with a membership of twenty. There was a group of approximately ﬁfteen to twenty individuals in Cleburne who were observing the Seventhday Adventist Sabbath and were striving toward the building of Christian character. …A meeting was held at Rockwell, Texas, in August, 1878, which had been advertised as a general one but which became a camp meeting in form. Seventh-day Adventists from Cleburne, Dallas, Peoria, and Terrell were there… At the meeting… Everyone was pleasantly anticipating the 1879 camp meeting and the Texas Conference’s being formed. The organization of the Texas Conference (of Seventh-day Adventists) occurred at this camp meeting. James White, writing in 1879, said the Texas Conference was a small one, and the state possibly had no more than three hundred Seventh-day Adventist. He mentioned that two tents were ordered and that the preachers who worked in Texas were lacking in funds. If through
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Harold and Flora Lindsay Celebrate 71st Anniversary Long time residents Harold and Flora Lindsay celebrate their 71st wedding anniversary in the Barnes Barn on Barnes Avenue with friends and family
Hodges Hayﬁeld on the west side of Keene. Notice how uniform Barry Hodges lays those rows of grass. He learned it from his father, Bobby and Bobby learned the technique from his father. Maybe the last green ﬁeld you see until the fall rain begins. Welcome to summer 2013
Yes, People use initials as their names!
In Keene for years we have used initials to refer to individuals and for some their full real names were never known. Most of the time when you heard EK it was for Elray Birdwell the broom man of Keene. When you heard JH it was referring to the 3rd mayor of Keene Joseph H Bischoff. And in the early years if you
wanted your water meter re-read you would tell Lloyd Winn to send WO back out to my house with his glasses on! Meaning the one and only WO Belz, of Belz Store, on College Drive and everyone knew who you would be talking about. Here are a few more common initials for the men of Keene. See if you recog-
nize any: JH, LC, LG, JT, JH, JK, JC, RL, RQ, TG, QQ, TJ, PW, QO. You can choose among these names if you are not familiar. Essig, Woodall, Scales, Hopps, Miles, Kimbrow, Ball, Williamson, Janes, Ward, Hancock, Carr.
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Two Keene City residents bash Keene Chronicle at City Council while The Star Group receives public recognition At the Keene City Council meeting on the evening of June 13, while Mayor Ackermann announced “a proclamation designating June 10th through June 14th as Star Week in the City of Keene, Keene residents Bud Findley and “Jack” Hardwick launched (in the public forum) into what can only be described as ranting and often rambling tirades, publicly deriding the Keene Chronicle as “unethical, disrespectful, disgraceful and arrogant!” Bud Findley, while addressing the “due diligence” issue to the City Council Members, made the following statement: “The Keene Chronicle article is in absolute error. All the commentary concerning the above, mudslinging, inaccuracy and incompetent behavior by the Keene Chronicle are representative of their owner/ staff minions and assigns. They are continuing to endanger economic development, tax income and jobs in Keene, by using unethical behavior
in order to publish content, sell content and supposedly (sic) proﬁt under the ruse of a newspaper. “…One solution would be for the Keene Chronicle to do something supportive and creative for a change and host Bay Minette jurisdiction to come to Keene. This would be a good tax write-off for the Keene Chronicle ownership. Since city and boards are tax exempt entities, that would surely be received and considered. If interested, please contact Bill Guinn, City Manager. He would be glad to provide you the donation documentation, I am sure. “…The Keene Chronicle’s due diligence on legal matters represents the same wisdom, public commentary, and fair and equal handed nature or your research and professionalism. Tactics being used by Keene Chronicle, minions and assigns: Interview requests submission after commentary has already been created and circulated to the public and
elected ofﬁcials. This shows intent and ill will. No, none, zero interview requests to B.e, reconﬁrmed this afternoon, pm for fair and equal handed reporting. Taking of license plate numbers of vehicles located on private property for the purposes of freedom of information requests at City Hall, the waste of City resources and staff time from actions required by the above, public commentary and publication of K.C. ownership and staff personal agendas resulting from election results and personal vendettas, which are damaging to the city and economic development opportunities, public and harmful exhibition of an internal jurisdictional policy debate is for sensationalism and greed, printing disrespectful and arrogant condemnation of staff and elected ofﬁcials, with no apparent appreciation of their sincere efforts, time, insight and experience. “To say it bluntly, you believe by the manner and dis-
play of your commentary you are intimating you are smart and they are incompetent to lead, shame on you! Real and good change comes from the inside out on municipal policy. We should be insulted and wary of efforts that have not ﬁrst been vetted with sweat equity and teamwork. That’s all I have to say.” Keene resident “Jack” Hardwick made the following commentary: “…I think that’s Keene Chronicle is an insult to the newspaper industry as a whole. This is a worthless piece of paper! I also resent saying that I and these people out here have held the mayor’s feet to the ﬁre. When you say “Keene residents” you’re talking about me. I have never held your feet to the ﬁre, have I Mr. Mayor? I wouldn’t know how to light somebody’s feet to the ﬁre. I think personally, this is the most disgraceful thing! They, Keene Chronicle, use the name Keene, which is the
most insulting thing I’ve seen, very insulting! “And I noticed too, that most newspapers – real newspapers, they have a masthead – I don’t know if this is the proper name or not. And it shows a Robert – I don’t know how to pronounce that last name, and could care less! But it doesn’t show the owner, who’s the owner? “…But certain parrots and puppets get up and make some statements that were some of the most ridiculous things I’ve ever heard! And I think this, if you really want to know, put in a masthead, why don’t you put the owner’s name in here? And I noticed today’s paper; you had a letter to the editor, that’s very unusual! Now they’re beginning to come out of the woodwork. You also have had articles where the writer of the article would not use his name, he used initials. Now whether they were real initials, it was a real person, was it you, or who it was – I don’t blame them. If I had
had an article published in here, I don’t think I’d want my name published in here either! I think that this is probably new low for the City of Keene, a very new low for Keene, one of the worst things that has happened to Keene! “I like Keene, I’m very proud of these people, these people were elected, they were actually elected! And I’m sorry that I promote them 100%. I may not always agree with what they’ve got to say, but I will say this, they have been elected, they didn’t come out of the woodwork, they are not hiding behind a shield, they are not trying to say that they are uh, what they’re position is. And if the owner had enough guts to put his name on here, or you’d put a name in here, I think anybody else that’s concerned with it, mostly papers do put the owners, the publishers, the writers, the circulation people and all the rest of them. “I think it’s time that the owner comes forward! Thank you.”
a detailed economic strategy. That was approved and adopted by the Council in October 2010. We also developed a detailed infrastructure strategy for the improvement of our infrastructure that was also adopted by the City Council in October 2010. We then developed, for the Economic Development Corporation, a Board Orientation manual. We developed a grant application process manual, and we developed a grant application. We worked very closely with Mr. (David) Patterson on producing that. That was adopted by the ‘A Board’ and by the Council in February 2011. We did the same thing with the ‘B Board’ - same manuals, except they were tailored for the ‘B Board.’ And that was approved by the ‘B Board’ and adopted by the Council in August 2011. “There are 2 manuals that have been developed that have not yet been to the Council for approval. Those are still in the wings, waiting for the appropriate time to bring them forward. That’s an economic development protocols manual which describes all the different players and how economic development should work here in the City of Keene, with all the players coming to the table, how they interact and how they work for success. There’s also a City Council Orientation Manual. And that manual is developed for the City Council to have – especially as turnover occurs and as new City Council Members come on board, they have a manual that they can go through that gives them a broad brush of thing that they need to know in order to very quickly become a functioning council member. “And that is the overview that I wanted to give you today,” concluded McQueen. McQueen then entertained several questions from both the City Council Members and the meeting attendees. In other Governing Body of Keene matters: • Council Member James Chapline quoted a letter from Judge Sydney B. Findley, a former Keene resident who recently visited Keene and bemoaned the neglected and “deteriorating condition of many of the properties.” Chaplain continued reading “The purpose of this letter is to implore the Council to take aggressive posture regarding code enforcement … you have the power of making Keene the ‘jewel of Johnson County as the web
site promises.’” “This is a real priority item” added Chapline, “that I would like to put on a near Council meeting, an agenda item on this. We do need to explore what we can do to take care of these issues.” Chapline later recommended July 25 for “as a discussion item” on the City code enforcement issue. • On other “further items to be placed on a future agenda” Councilman Donny Gore proposed “I would like to discuss at a future council meeting the remarking of Hillcrest, making one side a ﬁre lane.” • The Council supported a motion by Council Member Chapline to table a discussion on renting or leasing ofﬁce space for Keith Jilge, Keene Economic Development Director “until more information is available.” • Tim Sinclair shared a vintage derby video and gave the Council Members an update on the Johnson County Adult Soap Box Derby planned for Monday, September 2. (See page 2 of the Keene Chronicle, June 13, 2013) • Mayor Ackermann made a proclamation designating June 14, 2013 as Relay for Life Day in the City of Keene. “We are coming closer to ﬁnding a cure for cancer” stated Ackermann, “but we must not let up in our efforts until the battle has been won over!” • As there is no current vacancy, the Council did not act on an agenda item to possibly appoint Chad Aden to the athletic association. • The Council supported a recommendation by Public Works Director, George Evans to purchase a chipper. Mayor Pro Tem Dale Janes made a motion to purchase a 12” $34,000 chipper. Janes’ motion was seconded by Councilwoman Cheryl Schram and unanimously approved by the council. Absent from the above proceedings were Council Members Lorena Morin and Gilbert Perez.
More Council Actions and Reactions Keene resident Robert Bishoff’s related comments in public forum: “Two weeks ago, I sat in this chamber and listened to Councilman Chapline’s folksy description of the state of the newspaper business in Keene. Then I realized that his objective was to deride the distribution of pertinent information to the citizens of Keene. Was Mr. Chapline being totally honest or could he be riding to the rescue of the man who singlehandedly put him in the Keene City Council? As I remember the set-up, the appointment was facilitated by a last minute mayoral ordered agenda item neatly limiting the candidate list to one person - James Chapline! “Just think of it, power politics being played out right here in Keene – how comforting! A similar appointment has previously played out in Keene. In 1973 a certain mayor, Roberts contacted me and asked me if I would accept an appointment to the City Council. Two differences attend that appointment: one, I have been a candidate for council at the most recent election which I lost 169-151 to Lyndon Davis and two, Mayor Roberts and I seldom agreed on questions before the City Council. “It is possible that our mayor accidently discovered a brain that thinks exactly as he does when deciding city issues. If that is not the case, please cite from the record a contrary vote! When we consider our mayor’s enemies list record with Mr. Lopez, Mr. Jilge, Mr. Guinn and Keesha Lay, isn’t it about time we dun the mayor for the cost of these investigations? A check for $5,000 will cover the expense of your most recent venture into that acuity Mr. Mayor.” In other Keene City Council matters Harry McQueen gave the following power point presentation entitled “City of Keene Strategy Review:” “Mr. Mayor and Council Members thank you again for having me here tonight. And it’s been a pleasure working with the City of Keene on certain strategies since early 2009. And I look in the audience and I see some people who have worked with me on this strategy through the years. Councilwoman Schram has been engaged in this strategy since the beginning. Joyce Shaw sat on several of our committees. Dave Patterson has been engaged since the beginning and has worked diligently with us through these past few years. Wes (Schram) even sat in on several of our
committees, we had other people. “It’s always good to come back occasionally and just review the strategy, take a look at where we stand today and just validate that we’re working on the right things from a strategic standpoint for the City of Keene. “So, this is going to be a fast overview tonight, we’re not going to get into any detail. We’re always available for questions. We’re going to do just a quick strategy review, we’re going to do just a little validation of our vision for the City of Keene, a validation of the major initiatives we have and we’ll take a quick overview of some of the major products that came out of these strategic sessions over the last 3 or 4 years. “This next slide ‘what is the strategy?’ Basically to have a strategy for any corporation or any organization, you always need to have a vision of where you want to be in the future. And that vision is, and that vision is this is what we picture the City of Keene being in the future. And then the second thing you need to do is document your current state or where are you today, what is your baseline? And as we develop this strategy we looked at the critical success factors for moving forward, we looked at guiding principles, we looked at roadblocks of things that might get in the way and we looked at the business issues that the City was dealing with. And then in the ﬁnal product, we had short term goals and we had long term goals in the form of major initiatives to move forward on. So, in the ﬁnal analysis, the components of the strategy again of the City of Keene, the vision for the future and the current state, we looked at the building blocks, and that was the infrastructure - the way the City was managed, the way the City was governed, all the major areas, or building blocks upon which you create a well run, well functioning organization. We went out and looked at the citizens priorities. We had a lot of input from the citizens of Keene. And then we spent a considerable amount of time with the Council Members at that time deﬁning what the City’s priorities were. “Now out of that you map in the master plan that’s been developed, ﬁnancial capabilities, road blocks, critical success factors, business issues and guiding principles; and this gives the City a way to - on an annual basis - put a plan in place for what they
want to achieve on a yearly basis and map their budget to those plans. Again, showing our vision and a brief statement - there were a couple of paragraphs really deﬁning this vision, but the original vision for Keene in 2009 was ‘a city that maintains its traditional heritage of a small town community while providing an exceptional quality of life for all residents.’ Now you’ll see in a few moments that we have reﬁned that somewhat. “And again, if you look at this, the annual planning and the ﬁnancial capabilities to build on the city infrastructure, have a well run City governance, structure, city management and operations, building partnerships and relationships, really moving forward with economic development, that’s the way you build the city of the future! McQueen then drew the Council Member’s attention to a listing of the citizen’s priorities and the City management priorities. “These,” continued McQueen, “were extracted from many, many sessions.” “We have developed some initiatives to work on in year one: partnership, collaboration and teamwork. We had a real deﬁcit in that in 2009 and initiatives were put in place to work on improving that area. Infrastructure, we had initiatives to improve our infrastructure, work on retail development, work on city governance and management, housing and community growth and industrial development. “So all of those initiatives were established in 2009. In year 2, we also had some of those continuing in the year 2 initiative. We had several recommendations for the council members. Recently, I think Mr. Guinn gave each one of you a copy of the strategy. So you all have that in your hands so you can go through and really look at the details of this strategy. “Now I want to talk for just a moment about the original vision. The original vision, as you can see was ‘a city that maintains its traditional heritage of a small town community while providing an exceptional quality of life for all residents.’ Now we’ve worked several hours on trying to revise that vision to better where we are today with the city of Keene and what our vision might be today. A community that honors its traditional heritage while embracing opportunities for future growth, to be known as a patriotic and friendly community providing oppor-
tunities for high-tech green industry growth along with exceptional educational and senior health care services for Johnson County residents. “And I’m bumping that off the City Council tonight just to get any responses or any reactions you have to what we have developed for that new vision. And that was developed by a few of us (who) put our heads together and developed the vision simply because of some of the major initiatives that are in place today and what we continue to talk about developing here in Keene. Does this make sense? “Moving on, the initiatives, partnerships, collaboration, teamwork, those are the initiatives that we’ve looked at. And as of today, we still have and are working on those same initiatives. And I’ve listed them in the order in which I think they are possibly the order of importance. Industrial development, and the reason I’ve put that at the top is because we have a lot of activity going on in that area. And as we bring in new industries, that will deﬁnitely increase the tax base, and as the tax base is increased, it will allow us to move forward rapidly on some of the other initiatives. So that one has kind of risen to the top and we’re putting a lot of effort and time on that. “Infrastructure, number 2, because you cannot do development without the appropriate infrastructure in place. And as you know, we have a detailed infrastructure plan. We are working on that plan to upgrade our current infrastructure to prepare us for the infrastructure to support future development. We still need retail development, we need housing and community growth, we still need to work on partnerships, collaboration and teamwork and we still need to work on city governance and management. No matter how hard you work on that, there’s always room for improvement. “Major products of the strategy, just to let everyone see that over this period, we have produced some major documents. You are going to see a few things that have been produced. There are a whole list of things that I could put up today! I’m only going to focus on the major, high impact – I think – documents that have come out of the past 2 years. First of all was the strategic plan itself, and that was adopted by the Council in October 2009 as their strategy for the future. Then in 2010 we developed we developed
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4th of July Activities Fifty Years In Keene Dr. C C Cooke, MD The City of Keene/Keene Chamber of Commerce 24th annual 4th of July parade will begin at 9 a.m. on Thursday, July 4th, from Pinnacle Bank at the corner of 4th Street and Old Betsy Drive with animal entries staging across the street at Chisholm Trail Academy. Registrants are asked to bring 10 canned goods to help area food pantries for an entry fee or $10 and need not register before the day of the event. Registration will begin at 7 a.m. and participants must be registered by 7:30 to be judged. Sheriff Bob Alford and the Johnson County Sheriff’s Department mounted color guard will lead the parade. The parade route will begin at Pinnacle Bank going west on 4th Street to Woodlawn. It will proceed north on Woodlawn to Greenbriar then east to Oakwood. Then North on Oakwood and turn east onto Hillcrest Street and from there, it will turn south onto Old Betsy Rd and then east on 4th Street ending at the bank. After the parade, approximately 10 a.m., festivities will begin at the Chisholm Trail Academy Gymnasium at the corner of 4th Street and Old Betsy led by the posting of the colors, the singing of the national anthem and the pledge of allegiance to the ﬂag. Local entertainment will perform in the gym where there will be continuous door prizes and face painting with a delicious dessert auction that will in-
clude by-the-slice availability. The two winning rafﬂe tickets—one for the beautiful, original oil painting donated by Sleepy Read and one for the free Route 44 drink coupons from the Keene Sonic— will be drawn around 12:30 p.m. You need not be present to win. Tickets are $3 each or 2 for $5 and can be purchased for the Sleepy Read painting before the event at Keene City Hall, Pinnacle Bank, Sweet Peppa’s and Two Amigos and for the free Route 44 drink for a year from the Keene Sonic at the Keene Sonic. Tickets will also be available for purchase at the City Celebration. Outside there will be lots of good food including hotdogs, nachos and tasty international dishes from a variety of cultures. Once again, the Keene Chamber of Commerce will sponsor the drinks booth. Vendors will be set up with various wares. For those who would like to have a booth, the fee is $35. Applications are to be picked up and returned to City Hall. There will be games and activities for the children and teens including a dunking booth, pony rides from 10-11:30 a.m., bounce houses, train rides and water gun fun. All proceeds, including those from the rafﬂes, will go toward a pavilion in the Elisa Carver Park. The fun and festivities will end at 1 p.m. We hope you can come and join us!
Wanda Smith’s last week as superinentedent
This was the last week for Wanda Smith to be superinentedent of KISD. This was the week of downsizing....her duties and her desk!
Thanks for all your YEARS of service to Keene and Keene ISD. Now go and enjoy the summer!!
By TG In the mid to late 60’s, we got Honda’s. My ﬁrst one was a bright red S-90. She was a beauty, but she didn’t last long. I got her in March of 1968 and was plenty proud! In August of that same year I dropped my brother off at work in front of Brandom’s. I turned right and was headed west on Magnolia Street. I passed the Science Building and was crossing Mockingbird Lane. There was a car coming north on Mockingbird, pretty fast. I was already in the intersection and could tell the car was not going to stop at the stop sign. I shifted down and rolled the throttle on but it wasn’t quick enough. The left front fender of the car hit my beautiful red S-90 on the rear wheel, spinning it around and my head then hit the front left fender of that car. I was wearing a helmet and it probably saved me from a bad head injury or death. An eyewitness said I was ﬂying about six feet off the ground; I was knocked out so I really could not tell you. When I came to, I was lying on my back, feet ﬁrst on the grass down toward Leiske Pultar Auditorium about 75 feet from the point of impact. It peeled the shirt off my back. I can tell you that grass can take the skin off your back, if you’re sliding on it fast enough. About 3/4’s of my back scabbed over in the next couple of days, and my left hip was injured. But in time everything healed. My S-90 was leaning against the stop sign catty-cornered across the intersection from the stop sign the car ran; it was pointing south. She wasn’t pretty anymore; she was crumpled up pretty bad. The people from the insurance company had her picked up and I never saw her again. The man who hit me was late for work at Brandom’s and was in a hurry, trying to get to work on time. He didn’t make it. His last name was Cooper. Later, I went to school with two of his grand children. They were good people. The insurance paid for my S-90 and for my clothes and doctor bills. Good old Dr. Thomas; in 1968 doctor bills were not that much. Things have sure changed haven’t they? Well, I took my insurance money and bought a bright blue Honda 125-Scrambler. She was pretty too.
Carl Crane had one just like her and we rode together a lot. I don’t know if Carl would want this story told or not, but there used to be a lot of water melon patches around Keene. We would ride in, pick us each a melon, set them on our gas tanks and ride out of there in a hurry. We thought we were bad. I guess we were. Eddie Crane had a go-cart without a motor. One day we thought it would be fun to pull it with a rope, so me and one of my brothers were on my 125, and we were pulling Eddie on his go-cart. Randy Ramsey was with us and he was on the back of the go-cart squatted down with his feet on the plate where the motor goes and hanging onto the back of the seat. Don’t try this; it doesn’t work out well! Anyway, we were out on East Oakdale, going east at about 45 or 50 mph. We were getting close to where Oakdale tee’s with a county road. Eddie would not let go of the rope, so I pulled over to the side and stopped. Eddie and Randy ﬂew past us. Well Oakdale and the county road were both gravel in those days. Eddie’s go-cart that had no motor - well it also had no brakes! He tried to turn but the front tires just kind of skidded and they went pretty much straight across that county road. Do you know what was at the end of Oakdale in 1969? The same thing that’s there today - a barbed-wire fence! Eddie laid down in the seat; he and the go-cart went all the way through that barbedwire fence. Eddie never got a scratch! Randy stopped at the fence. We were lucky that Mike Birdwell drove up on our little accident and took Randy to the emergency room. The story you have just read is true. The names have not been changed to protect the innocent or for that matter the guilty. Signed, TG
Here is the grave stone for Dr. C C Cooke,MD, a long time noted doctor that served the residents of Keene and Cleburne and all of Johnson County. He delivered countless babies and was known for suggesting names for the each new born. More names were accepted than rejected. Sometimes his only pay was having
the priviledge to name the newborns. Dr Cooke was the family doctor to many Keene residents. He is the grandfather of Judge CC “Kit” Cooke of Cleburne. Now you know the who & why FM 3048 , north of Keene, is named CC Cooke Parkway. He is buried beside his wife Emma in the Keene Memorial Park.
Margaret L. Cunningham
Nov 15, 1925 - June 24, 2013 Graveside service for Margaret L. Cunningham, 87, of Keene will be conducted at 10:00 A.M., Thursday, June 27, 2013 in Godley Cemetery. Pastor Wayne McCoy will ofﬁciate. Visitation will be from 6-8:00 P.M., Wednesday, at the funeral home. Margaret L. Cunningham passed away Monday, June 24, 2013 in Keene. She was born Nov. 15, 1925 in Acton to Rush and Allie Mae Pribble Raifsnider. She married Joseph Ray Cunningham on July 12, 1945 in Cleburne and he preceded her in death in 1986. Mrs. Cunningham was a homemaker and a member of the Assembly of God Church. Survivors include her son, Michael Cunningham of Euless; three daughters, Viola Newman of Keene, Alice Cunningham of Keene and Joy
Yaremko and husband Brian of Calgary, Alberta, Canada; four grandchildren; ﬁve greatgrandchildren; four great-great grandchildren; three brothers, James Raifsnider, Albert Raifsnider and F.M. Raifsnider; and four sisters, Mary Poole, Dorothy Rogers, Lula Mae Pickeral and Virginia Brown. She was also preceded in death by her parents and two sisters.
This little, well behaved & house broken, dog was found in Keene along Hillcrest Street on Father’s Day If you know the owner please call Ann at 817-645-2256
Classiﬁeds DUPLEX FOR RENT Two bedroom 1 bath water paid. 306 Ash st., Keene, Texas Call Glenda @ 817-648-5667 or 817-558-7427 LOT FOR SALE (NEAR AUSTIN) Nice lot over looking largest of 5 lakes at Hilltop Lakes near Austin, Texas.
Great amenities: 18 hole golf course, lighted Landing strip,horse trails & racing, chapel Lodge, 5 lakes, TEXAS SHAPED swimming pool, playground, camping area. Asking $9,000 make me an offer or owner will ﬁnance with 15% down. Call Lillian....530-413-3479
This is a Custom 4 bedroom 2 bath 2 car garage home sits on 2.5 acres and is a gardner's dream home hosting dozens of mature fruit bearing apple, peach, pear, ﬁg trees , home has city water but the grounds are irrigated by well water. Gated entrance for privacy, Covered RV space and 35'x40' work shop with interior ofﬁce within the workshop. This a Beautifully constructed custom home which is located at 925 County Road 702, Cleburne TX 76031 It sits on the outskirts of Keene as you go down Oakdale headed East.
Call Real Estate Agent if you have Questions. Bonnie Allen 972-880-9600 The Michael Group
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Wanda R. Smith High School Class of 2013 SENIORS 2013 Ω %♦♥Nick Acevedo (18) ♥Eric Allen Julie Armstrong (in absentia) ♦→Laurie Bajo Heather Baker ♦Suemina Bohanny →Peter Bokadrik MonTwaun Boykin Nestor Cano %♥►Catherine Chastain (12) ∆ Erica Chruschiaki Ω →♥Alec Elliott (21) ∞Ω %→♥►Brian Foley (30) Dennis Garcia Naomi George ∆ Jiron Gibson (in absentia) Manual Gonzalez (in absentia) ♦Kierston Green ♥Steven Hadley (in absentia) ♦♥Brittany Hanks Reagan Higgins Areli Jacquez Ariana Jacquez Saulson Joash ♥Benjamin Jordan Kaylee Kirkpatrick Patrick Krajewski ♥Taylor Lane →Lean Langidrik (WC) ♥Amanda Langmos ♥Lee Lanki ♦♥Ritok Leban Ω %♦♥Timothy Machado (27) ♦Alex McKnight Andrew McKnight
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New Curb on West Magnolia St. It is about time....someone is replacing the curb along West Magnolia Street where it has been bent out of shape for a few years! If it is the Univerisity or the City of Keene a big thanks for noticing and getting it replaced.
Cleburne’s Farmers Market
Ricky Stephens, Keene ISD’s new superintendent, was elected Outstanding High School Principal for ESC Region VII. Counties served by Region 7 Education Service Center include: Anderson, Angelina, Cherokee, Gregg, Harrison, Henderson, Nacogdoches, Rains, Rusk, Sabine, San Augustine, Shelby, Smith, Panola, Upshur, Van Zandt and Wood. Congratulations to Mr. Stephens and his family. Keep up the good work!
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Cleburne is starting over. A new farmer’s market is now open on Saturday’s 8am -12pm behind the Exxon Station on West Henderson Street just west of McDonald’s. Here are Cleburnites Carla and Ben Oeﬁnger selling vegetables last Saturday.
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Vibrant Thrift Store
“proceeds go to church and other missionary & humanitarian projects”
Sunday & Friday 10-4pm • Monday, Tuesday & Thursday 10-6pm • Saturday & Wednesday CLOSED Every Tuesday storewide sale 25% off • Every Friday 10% off for Seniors • 50% off Daily on selected items 107 S Old Betsy Rd • Keene, Texas 76059 • 817-202-8200 We accept donations “thanks so much for your continued support. God richly bless you!”
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Continued: BB’s Venue have smaller tables and pub tables. • The covered reception area (plus) surrounding concrete will seat 200 guests including dance ﬂoor, food and cake table, bar and grill area. • If you want tables throughout the venue including “the ceremony’s grassy knoll” you can seat hundreds! Cindy describes the Cedar Cabana Ceremony and options: • The cedar cabana ceremony area is beautiful and surrounded with luscious greenery and beautiful ﬂowers. • Awesome wedding photos, especially with wedding spheres hanging from the trees! • Shepherd hooks lining the isle and draping of the cabana. The scene is just magniﬁcent! • Parking is on the east side and rear of the venue. A trellis entrance at both locations leading to the ceremony area. • You also have other options such as an intimate ceremony in front of the ﬁreplace, or a grand ceremony from the 2nd story balcony. Cindy describes the Bridal Suite: • This 900 square foot suite has all the comforts of home! • The bridal suite has a dressing room with one suite bath. • Make-up and hair prep area
Read-Billingsley Real Estate 315 Pecan St…Keene…Open concept, great corner ﬁreplace, beautiful landscaping a great buy at $105,000 119 Rosedale Ave…Keene… Large 3 BR with additional one BR rented apartment. REDUCED to $104,900
113 Rosedale Ave…Keene…Beautiful 3 BR, open concept. Features great deck on the back. Ready to move in at.....$95,500 113 S Fairview St…Keene… Nice 3 BR on 300 foot deep lot. Currently leased. A great buy at……..$84,500 One lot on John Thomas Dr…Keene…$23,900 3.5 acres on CR 414, beautiful building site………$55,000 5 commercial acres on Hwy 67 service road, adjacent to Peterson’s Gym……………..$199,000 3.15 acres on CR 703, Alvarado…………….………..$79,000 1 commercial acre, downtown Alvarado…..……….$85,000 Read-Billingsley 300 S Old Betsy Rd • Keene, Texas 76059 817-645-8785
with8′ granite countertop and chairs; large lounging space with2 couches and 2 chairs. • A full kitchen where you may bring in your own food to store and do light prep (no cooking). • Inside you will ﬁnd clear plastic serving dishes of varying size to create your own food table arrangement. • This suite is right off the reception area and for the bridal party only. • Unless granny needs to rest ( ), but otherwise no parting inside during the wedding. • All brides get the suite for 3 hours prior to ceremony! Cindy explains photo opts: • There are many romantic spots for magniﬁcent photo opportunities yielding you the most wonderful pictures! • All wedding rentals come with a free hour of venue use for your photo shoot. • BB’s decorations. • We can decorate for you! We decorate: ceremony area, ﬁreplace mantel and feature walls, bar area, and all tables. BB’s Venue parking: Parking is available on the east side and rear of the venue. There is a trellis entrance at both locations leading to the ceremony area. BB’s Venue packages: Wedding ceremony and reception amenities include the following: 1. Bridal suite- 900 square feet complete with: -bride’s dressing room and on suite bath -8′ hair and make-up counter space -large lounging area -full kitchen for food storage and light meal preparation - no cooking 2. Beautiful cedar covered cabana surrounded by luscious landscaping for a romantic ceremony. 3. Large reception area with cooling mist/fog fans, dance ﬂoor with LED lighting and disco ball, 10′x10′ ﬁre place with hearth and mantle, powered area for DJ, stereo system with iPod connections/wireless microphone/ atmospheric lighting (total covered area 2000 square feet). 4. Outdoor kitchen with: grill, griddle, sear, oven. 5. Full bar with: refrigerator, keg refrigerator, sink, and beverage prep area with ice bin, stainless steel counters. 6. Large beautiful pool with grado type fountain and atmosphere fog and colored led lighting. 7. Tables, linens and chairs. 8. A wedding coordinator to help your big day and wedding
prep run smooth. One hour rehearsal (during the week). 9. One hour bride’s or announcement photo shoot (MonThur). 10. One hour bride’s or announcement photo shoot (MonThur). 11. Great spots for photo opts. 12. Venue for 5 hours and bridal suite available 3 hours before ceremony. 13. You are allowed to bring in your own food and drink! FULL SERVICE: Up to 100 guests- $4000, 101-150 guests$4500, 151-200 guests- $5000. You receive all the amenities 1-13 above plus: We set-up and tear down tables and chairs, provide all the linens and direct parking. We supply clear; platters, bowls and food serving dishes for your food table arrangement. You will need someone to design and set up your food table. • We assist with carrying your designed platters of food to the table. • We supply clear; large and small plates, cups and utensils for your guest! • We serve tea and water to the arriving guests. • We offer arriving guests a hand fan. • We provide: ring pillow and ﬂower basket with silk peddles/ sign-in book/cake stand/ rolling cake table. • We help keep trash and discarded plates picked up. We help serve cake and help keep food area tidy. Plus +++ our team decorates everything! -guest tables -bride/groom table -cake table If your family is preparing their own food: you will need: -gift table -ﬁreplace walls, mantle and hearth -hanging crystal bling throughout dance area -drape venue entrance -drape the cabana for the ceremony -hang wedding spheres or ribbons in the trees around ceremony cabana -shepherd hooks with ﬂowers line the aisle -“card cage” for gift table PARTIAL SERVICE: Up to 100 guest- $3000, 101150 guests- $3500, 151-200 guests- $4000. We set-up and tear down tables and chairs, provide all the linens and direct parking. If your family is preparing their own food, you will need someone to design and set-up your food table. We supply clear platters, bowls and food serving dishes for your convenience.
PATRON’S RESPONSIBILITIES/OBLIGATIONS: • You are ultimately responsible for clean-up: unless you prepay for clean-up service ($250). • If alcohol is present: bartender ($200) and/or security ($200) required for your legal protection. • If using the pool: life guard ($100) required. • If using caterer: “big house” kitchen space required unless your caterer can do outside, onsite, prep and delivery. • Food prep service- $200 to $400 for those bringing in their own food and wanting us to prep, serve and cleanup their food table. • Big house kitchen rental $500 a chef’s “dream kitchen” for light prep, warming and serving. • Big house kitchen rental plus $800 a chef’s dream kitchen for heavy prep, warming and serving, large sitting areas with outdoors in view, wireless internet, photo opt access. MINISTER: $100 Reception only: $2500, or $3000 with decorations. Both come with tables, chairs and linens. Cabana ceremony only (Mon-Thurs): $900 (with decorations). Cabana ceremony with decorations plus: social time and service attendant for serving your cake and champagne (2 hrs, total venue time): $1200. Inside big house dinner party with your caterer: $1000 (with tables, linens, center pieces and the use of outside space everyday furniture). PHOTO SHOOT: -Outside: $100/hr -Inside and outside: $200/hr VIDEO & FILMING: must be negotiated POOL PARTY: $500 Small Wedding and Reception under 75 guests has the option of “No Service” / you do the work: $2500 You may rent the venue and equipment and do the work yourself such as: Set-up tables and chairs and tear down, apply linens, serve, decorate, clean-up and take out trash. You are required to leave the venue the way you found it. A wedding coordinator is provided to help your big day and wedding prep run smooth. No additional service attendants! BB’s Venue is located at: 3125 County Road 805 Cleburne, TX 76031 Call Cindy for consultation: 817-538-6311 e-mail: email@example.com Web page: http://bbsvenue. com
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