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					                 Vol 12, Issue 11         Editors — Amy Walker & Michelle Deweese       December 2009



The December Christmas luncheon
will be held Thursday, December 10,
2009 at Goshen Creek Elementary,
SISDs new elementary campus. Please
RSVP no later than December 8, 2009.
Reservations are necessary and appre-
ciated! The luncheon will focus on
celebrating the holidays with the SHS
Jazz Band and Showstoppers Show
Choir performing. Please RSVP as
soon as possible by calling the Cham-
ber office.
Remember to bring your business card
for our “free lunch” drawing. We will
be collecting canned foods again. Get
                                                        Mr. Sweeps
one free ticket with one can or two                Chimney Cleaning Service
tickets for more than one.
To donate a door prize for future       Doug Callaway is a longtime Springtown resident and started offering
luncheons, call the Chamber office at   chimney cleaning services to Parker, Wise and surrounding counties
817-220-7828.                           in 1982. In addition to cleaning all types of chimneys and stoves, he
                                        also cleans dryer vents, sells and installs chimney caps, dampers and
                                        wood burning stoves.

                                        Fireplaces add beauty to homes and there is something special about
                                        sitting around a fire during cold weather and relaxing or visiting with
               2009                     others. However, every chimney has the potential to start a fire
     Luncheon Calendar                  when not inspected and cleaned routinely. Mr. Sweeps recommends
                                        approximately every two years, depending on use and burning prac-
                                        tices. One cord of wood can potentially cause enough soot buildup to
     Christmas Luncheon @               start a fire. Each year an average of 25,000 fires start in chimneys
 Goshen Creek Elementary School         and cause an estimated $126.1 million in property damage and 30
    Dec. 10, 2009 @ 11:30am             deaths.

                                        Your safety is the biggest concern for Mr. Sweeps! Help keep your
                                        home and family safe by calling to schedule an appointment with Mr.
                                        Sweeps during December or January and receive a $20 discount off
                                        the Regular price of $85. You can have your chimney profession-
                                        ally cleaned for $65 and Mr. Sweeps promises not to make a mess
 CHAMBER OF COMMERCE                    in your house.
   Board of Director’s Meeting
 Thurs., December 17, 2009 @ 7am        Call Doug at 817-692-5624 or email him at hr3006@aol.com to
                                        make an appointment or for more information.
   Chamber Conference Room
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                             FROM THE DESK OF …
                                                                             ~ Mark Your Calendars ~
                          ANDREA HUNGERFORD
                                                                          Christmas Tour of Homes
                                                                       Saturday, December 5, 2009 beginning @
Did you know that some of our Springtown High School (SHS)
                                                                      6:00pm at the Springtown Legends Museum
students are also college students? Springtown ISD has a part-
nership with Weatherford College (WC) for our students to
receive college credit while attending high school in a program
called dual credit. The students that choose to attend another
college or university upon graduation may transfer their credits
from Weatherford College to another institution. Students may
enroll in one or more dual credit courses to receive high school
and college credit simultaneously. Some students have earned             ~ Christmas on the Square~
up to 20 college hours while attending high school. Springtown
High School teachers providing instruction to students in these              Saturday, December 12, 2009
courses must have a master’s degree in the subject area for                           1:00—6:00pm
which they are teaching. Some of the courses offered in the
dual credit program at Springtown High School include:                   For more information please contact
   Biology—English - Sociology—College Algebra—Calculus                     Jhanna Bogan @ 817-220-4834.
 Another element of the partnership with Weatherford College
and Springtown High School is referred to as the College Connec-
tion. This program promotes the idea to all students that col-
lege is possible. Staff members of WC come to SHS and help                      MARQUEE RENTAL
students with admissions applications, Compass tests, and
FAFSA applications. Participating seniors will have their appli-
cations kept on file at Weatherford College should they decide
to attend at a later time or if they come home from a university                    $10. per day
and want to take summer classes at WC.
                                                                                 $25.00 key deposit
 From the graduating class of 2008, 64 students enrolled at WC                        required
for the fall 2009 semester. Springtown ISD encourages our stu-
dents to seek post-graduate education whether it is at a two-
year or four-year college or training resulting in a certifi-
cate/licensure. Naturally, any kind of post-secondary educa-
tion increases their earning potential and employment opportu-                     JUST A REMINDER....
nities. Springtown ISD schools celebrated “Education: Go Get
It” Week in November to emphasize the importance and possi-
                                                                       The Chamber office will be closed for the Christ-
bilities of post-secondary education.
                                                                       mas Holidays Dec. 24th—Jan. 4th . We wish you
                                                                       and yours a very Merry Christmas and a Happy
                                                                                         New Year!



                                             VOCATIONAL STUDENT OF THE MONTH:
                                                                   Amanda Leath
                       Amanda Leath is a Senior at Springtown High School. She was nominated by Ag teacher,
                       Tony Pearson for her involvement in FFA (Future Farmers of America) and has been chosen
                       as the Vocational Student of the Month. Amanda is the daughter of Billy and Shawn Leath and
                       the granddaughter of Brenda and Jack Meeks. Great Job Amanda!
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                    Renewals October 22 to November 19
      A+ Porta Jons                               Agnes Community Assoc., Inc.
      Boomtown Furniture                          Boy Scouts of America Troop/Pack 303
      Hope Lutheran Church                        Independent Order of Odd Fellows
      Lone Star Ag Credit                         Lori Mayo/Real Estate Agent
      Parker Cty. Christian Home Educators        Parker County Hospital District
      Tri-County Electric Cooperative             William K. Clary, PC
      Vance Godbey’s                              Workout Etc.




Thank you for your Continued Support of the Springtown Area Chamber of Commerce!



                   DECEMBER MEMBERSHIP ANNIVERSARIES
            Member                                                       Years
            Pinnacle Bank/Springtown                                       18
            Weatherford College                                            15
            Lorena’s Mexican Kitchen                                       14
            Albracht Insurance Agency                                      10
            McDonald’s                                                     9
            United Way of Parker County                                    7
            BWI Technologies                                               6
            Missionary Fellowship in Many Lands                            3
            Garcia Lawn Service                                            2
            Weaver Cleaning                                                2
            Marjorie King                   `                              2
            Premier Flooring                                               1
            Redeeming Grace Ministries                                     1
            Audio Arts                                                     1
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                 RIBBON CUTTINGS~ November 2009




         One Source Communications                       Springtown War Memorial Association
                                                                      SWMA
                817-745-3000




     Pojo Moms Tee’s & Spirit Shop                           Heinrich Specialty Meats
         407 Old Springtown Rd., #122                              817-987-8929




                               Welcome New Chamber Members!
                               October 22, 2009 to November 19, 2009

   Mike Brasovan - Independent                        Heinrich Specialty Meats
                                                      (817) 987-8929

   One Source Communications                          Pojo Mom Tee’s & Spirit Shop
   4800 Keller Hicks Rd.                              407 Old Springtown Rd., #122
   Keller, TX 76241                                   Springtown, TX 76082
   (817) 745-3000                                     (817) 523-4907
Springtown Chamber Chatter                                                             Page 5



    DIRECTOR NEWS:
    This is the end of great year! As the new Chamber Director, I am humbled by the com-
    munity I serve. Your support of the Springtown Area Chamber of Commerce is a won-
    derful thing. I wanted to take this last 2009 opportunity to thank everyone!
    When I came on board the Chamber Directors were in the middle of planning Wild West.
    It was very scary to have them demonstrate faith in me that I could do this job. Had I
    known how much support I would receive from our Directors, staff and from all of you,
    our members, I would have felt so much more confident. Five months down the road
    has given me a very positive perspective of Springtown and the surrounding area. As a
    member of the Chamber, you are a valuable part and there is great appreciation for all
    of you!
    Your Chamber staff is looking forward to another year of service to our businesses and
    community. Please feel free to call (or email) the Chamber office at any time with com-
    ments or suggestions. We want to provide the best service possible and your commu-
    nication to us will help that endeavor. If you have ideas about different events you
    would like to see in Springtown, give us a chance to consider those. Funding in this
    economy is a handicap we face but we need to continue to bring new people from sur-
    rounding areas into Springtown to give businesses an opportunity for more exposure. I
    am convinced this community, as a whole, can do just about anything! I’ve seen you
    accomplish so much in a short time. Truth is, I am proud of where I live and work!
    Please help us help you by utilizing advertisements in our E-Blasts, newsletters, mar-
    quee, banner board, water packets and welcome bags.
    We wish you the very best Holiday Season! Lets join together with positive thoughts
    for an improved economy in 2010 and remember our troops!!




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                                         $30.00 1/4 Ad
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  The Chamber Chatter is posted on our Chamber website. This will enable anyone who visits
  the website to see your advertisement!
                          Check it out at www.springtownchamber.org
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                       2009 Senior Angel Tree
               “God has given us two hands, one for receiving and the other for giving.”
                                           Billy Graham

   Senior Angels—We STILL have Angels that need to be adopted and we are running out
   of time. If you haven’t already adopted an Angel and are able to do so, please stop by the
   Chamber and choose one. The Springtown Chamber of Commerce and the Good
   N.E.W.S. program work together to ensure that Senior Citizens in our community are re-
   membered during the holiday season. All gifts must be returned to the Chamber office in
   a gift bag or Unwrapped and labeled with the Angel Number, on or before Wednes-
   day, December 9th before 2:00 pm. If you have any questions about the Senior Angel
   Tree, please call us at 817-220-7828.



                                         CHRISTMAS BONUS BUCKS!


                Don’t forget to return your Bonus Bucks Registration Box by 4:00 on
                Thursday, December 10. Thanks to all Chamber members who participated
                and supported this "Shop the Springtown Area First" event which is the
                Chamber's connection to Christmas on the Square and the Holiday Season.
Customers who registered at the participating locations will have a chance to win up to
$300.00 in play money to be spent ONLY with participating merchants. A total of $1,000.00
will be given away in Bonus Bucks to SEVEN lucky winners. The drawings will be on the
Tabernacle stage at 6:00 pm during Christmas on the Square to be held December 12, 2009.
Winners must be present to win! The winners may pay for merchandise, goods or services
just like CASH with their Bonus Bucks at the participating merchants through February 2009.
The merchant will contact the Chamber office to request a reimbursement check for the Bo-
nus Bucks collected.
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                    DECEMBER
       SUN            MON                 TUE                WED                 THU                   FRI              SAT

                                                                                               04
                                                                                                                05 Christmas Tour
                                                      02                 03
                                   01                                                          11:00am -        of Homes
              30
29 December 2009     >>
                                                                          8:00am Beautifi-
                                    7:00am Optimist                                        Chamber Christ-      11:00am to
                    MON           TUE         WED            THU            FRI
                                                                         cation CommitteeSAT
                                         Club                                              mas Mixer            1:00pm: Senior
                                                                         Meeting
                                                                                                                Christmas Dinner
                                                                                   05 Christmas
                                                                      04 11:00am -
                                                                                   Tour of
                                                                      Christmas
                                                       03 8:00am                   Homes 11
                                                                      Mixer
                             01 7:00am                 Beautification
  29         30                           02
                            Optimist Club              Committee                              9:45-2PM Sr. Citi-
                                                                                     11:00am to
                                  08                 09               12 noon Sen-
06             07                                      Meeting            10         1:00pm zens Center:
                                                                                              Sen-               12
                                                                      ior Citizens
                                                                                              Games & Potluck
                                                                                     ior Christmas
                                                      10:00AM Ambas-  Luncheon
                                                       sadors Meeting     11:45am Chamber Lunch EVERY FRI-
                                                                                     Dinner
                                                                          Christmas Lunch- DAY!!!
                                    7:00am Optimist
                                           09 10:00AM                     eon
                                          Ambassadors 10 11:45am Club 12 noon
                                          Club       8:05pm Lions       11
                             08 7:00am       Meeting Chamber            Senior Citi-
  06         07                                                                      12
                            Optimist Club              Christmas       zens Lunch-
                                          8:05pm Lions Luncheon              eon
                                               Club                                           18

                                        16 12 noon     17 7:00am     18 12 noon           9:45-2PM Sr. Citi-
              14 1:00PM                           16 Chamber                              zens Center:
               14          15 7:00am
                                 15     Springtown                   Senior Citi-
                                                                       17
  13          N2N Board                                                                 19Games & Potluck       19
                          Optimist Club Education Board Meet- zens Lunch-
                Meeting                                                                   Lunch EVERY FRI-
13                                      Foundation         ing            eon
                  1:00PM N2N      7:00am Optimist                       7:00am Chamber DAY!!!
                 Board Meeting         Club                              Board Meeting
                                                    12 noon Spring-
                                                     24
                                                    town Education  25
                                                       Foundation
                                                        OFFICE                    26
                           22 7:00am    23 8:05PM       CLOSED
  20         21
                          Optimist Club Lions Club                                   OFFICE
                                                                     NOON: Sen- CLOSED
                                                      6:30PM City
                                                                     ior Citizens
                                                     Council Meet-                        25 MERRY              26
                                 22               23                  Luncheon
                                                                       24
20             21                                          ing
                                                                                             CHRISTMAS
   27 MERRY                       7:00am Optimist    8:05PM Lions OFFICE CLOSED
                                       Club                Club     01 Christmas
                                                                      - OFFICE                                   OFFICE CLOSED
    CHRIST- 28 Christmas 29 Christmas                31 Christmas          6:30PM
                                                                       CLOSED City
      MAS!     - OFFICE                                - OFFICE          Council Meeting
                            - OFFICE 30 Christmas                    New Years -
                CLOSED                                  CLOSED
                            CLOSED       - OFFICE                      OFFICE           02
                7:00PM                                7:00pm His-
               28         7:00am Opti- CLOSED 30
                                 29                                  CLOSED 12
                                                                       31                 01
27           School Board                             torical Soci-                                             02
                            mist Club                                noon Senior
                Meeting                                    ety
    - OFFICE                                                           Citizens
    CLOSED                                                            Luncheon
                                                   OFFICE CLOSED
                OFFICE CLOSED OFFICE CLOSED                             OFFICE CLOSED OFFICE CLOSED

                  7:00PM School     7:00am Optimist                       7:00 pm Historical        HAPPY NEW
                  Board Meeting          Club                                  Society                YEAR
S
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Springtown Area Chamber of Commerce                                           PAID
P.O. Box 296                                                            Springtown, TX
Springtown, Texas 76082-0296                                              Permit No. 43
Phone: 817-220-7828                                                     ZIP CODE 76082
Fax: 817-523-3268



Officers/Directors

Jim Nielsen, President
Randy Eagleton, 1st VP
Kim Ware, 2nd VP
Oleta Parker, Executive Dir.
Kim Broom, Dir.
Brandon Conway, Dir.
Dr. James Gieb, DVM, Dir.
Mary Jo Harms, Dir.
Doug Harris, Dir
Bill Hughes, Dir.
Andrea Hungerford, Dir
Larry Jackson, Dir
Mark Krey, Dir
Julie Lambert, Dir.
Lori Mayo, Dir.
Dr. Robert Moss, MPT, COMT, Dir.
Dr. Larry Murphy, DDS, Dir.
Tonja Murphy, Dir
Jimmy Neeley, Dir
Judy Ray, Dir.
Gary Veazey, Dir.

Ex-Officio
Jhanna Bogan




             Springtown Chamber of Commerce invites you to …
                           “A Christmas Mixer”
                         Friday, December 4, 2009
                      11:00 am—1:00pm (come & go)
                     Springtown Chamber of Commerce
                     Delicious culinary samples from our local restaurants,
              Christmas music and fellowship with local businesses will be bounti-
                 ful. We look forward to seeing you as we celebrate the season.
                                   Best Wishes for a Merry Christmas!