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									Cleburne Chamber of Commerce
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  INSIDE                       Applications open for golf tournament
                                      here is still time to sign up for the 10th An-
                                      nual Chamber of Commerce Golf Tourna-
   Newsletter feature                 ment. The tournament is scheduled for May
       Page 3                  6 at the Cleburne Golf Links.
                                  Registration starts at 6:30 a.m., and the tour-
                               nament will begin with a shotgun start at 8 a.m.
                               Entry fees are $425 per team of four or $125 for
                               individual players. To register, call the chamber at
                               817-645-2455. Space is limited so please turn in
                               your form as soon as possible.
                                  This year we are having a helicopter ball drop.
                               You can purchase balls at the chamber at one for                                                                                               Courtesy photo
                               $10 or six for $50. Purchase now so you can get         A golfer lines up his shot at last year’s Cleburne Chamber of Commerce’s golf tournament.
                               your favorite number. Only 500 balls will be sold.                                                                      Lunch sponsor
                               The winner is the ball that comes closest to the                         Gold sponsor                                 First Financial Bank
                               hole or that drops into the hole. The winner of the                    Lonestar Ag Credit                             Wal-Mart Distribution
 Leadership Cleburne           ball drop receives half of the sales up to $1,000.
                               Call the chamber to reserve your golf ball for this                      Silver sponsor                                Drink cart sponsor
       Page 8                  fun event.                                                                TXU Energy                                    Grandview Bank
                                  We would like to thank the following sponsors                                                                         Pinnacle Bank
                               for their contributions to make the tournament a                   19th hole putting contest
                               successful fundraiser for the chamber:                          Heritage Trails Health and Rehab                       Breakfast sponsor
                                                                                                                                                  United Cooperative Services
                                                Course sponsor                                       Hole-in-one sponsor                              Albertsons Grocery
                                              Cleburne Golf Links                                      Cleburne Ford
                                                                                                                                                        Hole sponsors
                                              Presenting sponsor                            Million dollar hole-in-one shot sponsor                    Community Bank
                                               Bates, etc. Travel                                   Members Credit Union                              Childress Engineers
                                                                                                                                                      Layland Plumbing

                                  Fourth of July
     CAC to host
   Cowboys for Kids
                                                                                                                                                                            This year’s
                                                                                                                                                                            Fourth of July
                                                                                                                                                                            boat parade
                                     or more than 25 years H-E-B has been the present-                                                                                      begins at 8
                                     ing sponsor for the Cleburne Chamber of Com-                                                                                           p.m. at Lake
                                     merce’s Fourth of July Fireworks presentation.                                                                                         Pat Cleburne.
                               This year the boat parade will begin at 8 p.m. at Lake Pat
                               Cleburne with fireworks to follow. To enter your boat in                                                                                     Courtesy photo

                               the parade, call the chamber at 817-645-2455.
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                                     CLEBurNE CHaMBEr of CoMMErCE
                                                          2011 Chamber of Commerce                          Monthly calendar
                                                            The following are the people guiding the
                                                          Cleburne Chamber of Commerce through 2010.
                                                          If you have any questions and comments, feel      1     Fourth Annual Cleburne
                                                          free to give any one of these people a call. We         Ironhorse Sprint Triathlon
                                                          look forward to serving you and helping make
                                                                                                                  7:30 a.m. — Splash Station
                                                                                                            3     Agri-Business Breakfast

   Chamber Mission
                                                             2010 a prosperous and successful year.
                                                                                                                  7 a.m. — Susannah’s
                                                                                                            5     Brazos Chamber Orchestra Gala Event
                                                                            2011 Directors                        6 p.m. — Cleburne Conference Center
      Statement                                            Landy Bennett
                                                           Jim Manasco
                                                                                      Jackie Pinkerton
                                                                                        Greg Wilmore
                                                                                                            5-6 Plaza Theatre Co. presents “Harvey”
                                                                                                                  7:30 p.m. — 111 S. Main St.
                                                           Sandie Taylor               David Murdoch        6     Chamber Golf Tournament
                  “our Mission Is To                       Cecil Yates                    Tim Cooper              8 a.m. — Cleburne Golf Links
         Promote Business and the Community”                                                                7     Cinco de Mayo Celebration
                                                           Erik Dumas                    Dena Bartlett
                                                                                                                  Hulen Park
 The Cleburne Chamber of Commerce is a voluntary,          Angela Allen             Bobby De la Garza
                                                                                                                  Plaza Theatre Co. presents “Harvey”
    membership-based organization of the business          June Bates                     Ron Lindsey             3 and 7:30 p.m. — 111 S. Main St.
community – and is not an arm of city, county or state     Jennifer Craft                  Paul Elkins      12    After-Hours Business Social
government. Over 930 plus members are united to cre-
                                                           Matt Lee                       Christy Hart            5-6:30 p.m. — Colonial Manor Nursing Center
                                                           Larry Parker                                           2035 N. Granbury St.
 ate a unique central agency working to improve and                                                         12-13 Plaza Theatre Co. presents “Harvey”
build a better community. Over 90 percent of the mem-                                                             7:30 p.m. — 111 S. Main St.
                                                                      Executive Committee
 bership is comprised of small businesses interested in                                                     14    Plaza Theatre Co. presents “Harvey”
                                                           Chairman of the Board        Landy Bennett
                                                                                                                  3 and 7:30 p.m. — 111 S. Main St.
   prospering and creating a healthy environment in        Past Chairman              Jackie Pinkerton
                                                                                                            19    Chamber board of directors meeting
               which to conduct business.                  Chairman Elect                 Erik Dumas              4 p.m. — Cleburne Chamber of Commerce
                                                           Vice Chairman                 Jim Manasco        20    Plaza Theatre Co. presents “Hello Dolly!”
                                                           Vice Chairman/Sec.            Sandie Taylor            7:30 p.m. — 111 S. Main St.
     Cleburne Chamber of                                   Vice Chairman                    June Bates      21    Springfest
   Commerce Professional Staff                             Treasurer                     Dena Bartlett            Downtown Cleburne
                                                                                                                  Household Hazardous
                                                           President                    Cathy Marchel
  Cathy Marchel                President                                                                          Waste Collection Event
                                                                                                                  9-11 a.m. — Cleburne Conference Center
  Carl Watson          Tourism Director                                Ex-Officio Directors                       Parking lot
  Kim Wiley     Executive Vice President                   Tim Miller                    Cleburne ISD             Plaza Theatre Co. presents “Hello Dolly!”
  LaRita Jackson Membership/Tourism                        Roger Harmon             Johnson Co. Judge             3 and 7:30 p.m. — 111 S. Main St.
                                                           Rick Holden                City of Cleburne      26-27 Plaza Theatre Co. presents “Hello Dolly!”
  Luelda Robichaux Administrative Asst.                                                                           7:30 p.m. — 111 S. Main St.
                                                           Jerry Cash           Economic Dev. Director
                                                                                                            27    Rotary Community Fish Fry
                                                                                                                  4-8 p.m. — Cleburne Conference Center

               Download this newsletter and view
                                                                                                            28    Plaza Theatre Co. presents “Hello Dolly!”
                                                                                                                  3 and 7:30 p.m. — 111 S. Main St.

               other information at the chamber’s                                                           29    CHS alumni football game
                                                                                                                  Cowboy Stadium
               Web site,                                                            30    Memorial Day holiday
                                                                                                                  Chamber office closed
 Sunday, April 24, 2011                                                                                                                                                                                     Page 3

                                                  CLEBurNE CHaMBEr of CoMMErCE
Nolan River Animal Hospital proud to serve
        eterinary medicine is full of         is clients and patients like this that re-
        variety. One minute a veteri-         mind Brockett and the staff of Nolan
        narian may be spaying a dog           River Animal Hospital why they do
and the next providing emergency              what they do.
treatment to a cat hit by a car. There            Brockett has worked in veterinary
is no “normal” day for a veterinary           hospitals for more than 20 years. She
staff. This became obvious the Fri-           graduated from Texas A&M Univer-
day Tigger’s owners carried him into          sity’s College of Veterinary Medi-
Nolan River Animal Hospital.                  cine in 2006. Before vet school she
    Tigger had been hit on the neck by        earned her Bachelor of Science and
an automatic garage door and was un-          Master’s of Science in animal sci-
able to walk. He was in extreme pain          ence from Texas A&M University.
and needed emergency treatment. X-            Brockett worked as a small animal
rays showed no fractures and it was           veterinarian in Burleson from 2006-
assumed Tigger had suffered a spinal          09. She also worked as an emergency
cord injury. Tigger was hospitalized          vet at I-20 Animal Medical Center in
and supportive treatment began. The           Arlington.
next day, Tigger was able to use both             Community involvement is im-
rear legs normally, but still had no          portant to Brockett. She can fre-
control over his front legs. He was no        quently be heard giving presenta-
longer showing signs of pain and was          tions at local schools. She is also
otherwise normal. Consult with a              an active member of the Cleburne
neurologist revealed that Tigger most         Rotary Club, Cleburne Chamber of
likely had a central spinal cord injury       Commerce and First United Method-
and there was no way to know if he            ist Church of Cleburne. The hospital
would recover use of his front legs.          provides “behind the scenes” tours to
    By Sunday there had been no im-           elementary age children to encourage
provement and Tigger’s owners were            an interest in science and medicine.
faced with an extremely difficult             In addition, the hospital provides no
decision. However, through a series           cost boarding to pets of residents at
of missed calls by both Dr. Renee             the Johnson County Christian Lodge.
Brockett and the owners, Tigger was               Nolan River Animal Hospital is
given another night to improve.               a full-service hospital and wellness
    The next morning, Tigger was              center for small animals. The staff
able to move both of his front legs. In       offers vaccination and wellness care,
fact, Tigger crawled into his owner’s         spays, neuters and declaws. In ad-
lap when he came to visit. There was          dition, it offers diagnostic, surgical,                                                                                                                  Courtesy photo
no longer a decision to be made. Tig-         radiology and dental services. Most          The Nolan River Animal Hospital staff is proud to serve the Johnson County community.
ger went home the next day and con-           recently the clinic has added board-         and gifts.                               Brockett and staff promises to treat          Drop by and tour the facility. No-
tinues to improve.                            ing and grooming to its list of ser-            Their goal is to provide the high-    every client as if they are a life-long    lan River Animal Hospital is located
    Unfortunately not every story has         vices. There is even a pet boutique          est quality patient care in an afford-   friend and every pet as if it were their   directly across from the Cleburne
the same happy ending. However, it            featuring unique collars, shampoos           able and loving environment. Dr.         own.                                       High School.

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                                                          CLEBurNE CHaMBEr of CoMMErCE
Monthly calendar
                                                                              a look at Cleburne Economic Development
                                                                              By Jerry Cash                                                    cent over April 2010. Cleburne’s sales and        compared to 47 YTD this time last year.
                                                                              cleburne economic development office                             use tax collection have now increased for 12          Cleburne ISD school enrollment as
2-3   Plaza Theatre Co. presents “Hello Dolly!”                                                                                                consecutive months compared to the same           of April was reported to be 6,805 stu-
      7:30 p.m. — 111 S. Main St.                                                 Some good news this month is that Tx-                        periods in 2010.                                  dents compared to 6,809 last April.
4     Plaza Theatre Co. presents “Hello Dolly!”                               DOT and their contractor opened the new                               The total hotel occupancy receipts in Cle-   The number of active drilling this month is
                                                                              service ramps from U.S. 67 to North Main                         burne collected by all hotels was $445,018        10 for Johnson County. The number of per-
      3 and 7:30 p.m. — 111 S. Main St.                                       Street and also at North Nolan River Road in                     for the month ending Feb. 28, compared to         mits filed with the Texas Railroad Commis-
9-10 Plaza Theatre Co. presents “Hello Dolly!”                                late March and the first week of April. Note-                    $371,475 to the same collection period last       sion for new gas wells to be drilled in John-
      7:30 p.m. — 111 S. Main St.                                             worthy changes are that the services roads                       February. The number of rooms reporting is        son County in March was 28 compared to 56
10    Operation Blessing Golf Tournament                                      are now one way in direction for drivers.                        now on 660 rooms, almost double the number        in March 2010.
                                                                                  Several traffic citations were issued in                     from a few years ago. This increase is good           Some of the construction projects cur-
      11 a.m. — Cleburne Golf Links                                           front of Home Depot and Albertson’s when                         news indicating steady improvement since the      rently underway or recently completed in-
      Relay For Life of Johnson County                                        they first made the changes before drivers                       decline in late 2008 and most of 2009.            clude the following;
      6 p.m. to 6 a.m. — Smith Middle School                                  learned of the changes. Local police officers                         Sales and closing of homes including             zx TxDOT opened the new service roads
                                                                              didn’t write citations at first but due to sev-                  existing and new single family residences,        and entrance/exit ramps from North Main
11    Plaza Theatre Co. presents “Hello Dolly!”
                                                                              eral safety concerns expressed by the work-                      in Johnson County remains a bright spot in        Street to Nolan River Road along U.S. 67 in
      3 and 7:30 p.m. — 111 S. Main St.                                       ers and TxDOT after a week or so of warning                      the local economy with 96 sales and closings      late March and early April. The portion go-
15-18 Johnson County Sheriff’s Posse PRCA Rodeo                               tickets, officers did eventually begin writing                   in March, compared to 119 last March, ac-         ing west to Lake Pat Cleburne will take about
      8 p.m. — Sheriff’s Posse Grounds                                        citations after a week or more.                                  cording to our Johnson County Association         another year to complete.
                                                                                  Local sales and use tax collections                          of Realtors. The average sales price in March         zx Momentive Specialty Chemical, locat-
16    Chamber board of directors meeting                                      continue to be a bright sign of the local                        was $116,393. The average number of days          ed at 3202 Windmill Road, began expanding
      4 p.m. — Cleburne Chamber of Commerce                                   economy improving. Cleburne has now                              on the market in March was 87 days.               their facility early this year to increase their
16-17 Plaza Theatre Co. presents “Hello Dolly!”                               experienced 12 consecutive of positive in-                            Cleburne’s unemployment issued for           capacity.
      7:30 p.m. — 111 S. Main St.                                             creases compared to the same reporting                           March indicates Cleburne’s number of un-              zx First Financial Bank began construc-
                                                                              periods last year. This trend has been seen                      employed improved to 7.7 percent compared         tion of their new banking facility on North
18    Plaza Theatre Co. presents “Hello Dolly!”                               across the State of Texas which is great                         to 8.8 percent last March. Unemployed for         Main Street last month.
      3 and 7:30 p.m. — 111 S. Main St.                                       news. Residential property sales in Johnson                      Johnson County also improved slightly to 7.6          zx The new FasTaco Restaurant located
24    Plaza Theatre Co. presents“Joseph and the                               County have remained very positive as well.                      percent in March, compared to 8.5 percent         at Del Rio Court and West Henderson Street
      Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat”                                          However, building permits for new con-                           last March. Our area unemployment statistics      opened for business on April 15.
                                                                              struction remain weak. Drilling activity has                     remain below Texas overall which had a rate           zx Discount Tire opened their newly reno-
      7:30 p.m. — 111 S. Main St.                                             declined somewhat but still has a positive                       of 8.1 percent, seasonally adjusted, in March.    vated facility in front of Walmart Super Cen-
24-25 Carnegie Players present “Godspell”                                     impact on the local economy. Hotel/motel                         Local and Texas overall are faring much better    ter in late March.
      7:30 p.m. — Performing Arts Center                                      tax receipts increased slightly with the latest                  than the national unemployment level which            zx The new Econo Loge Hotel, located
                                                                              report which was for February.                                   remains at 8.8 percent, seasonally adjusted.      next to Hampton Inn and Suites on U.S. 67
25    Plaza Theatre Co. presents “Joseph and the                                  For more specific details of all the local                   There was one permit issued for new residen-      at West Henderson St. opened for business
      Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat”                                          economic trends which are monitored, re-                         tial, one for new commercial and one for new      in March.
      3 and 7:30 p.m. — 111 S. Main St.                                       view the following data:                                         industrial projects in March. This level of ac-       zx General Motors recently awarded their
26    Carnegie Players present “Godspell”                                         zx The State Comptroller’s recent sales                      tivity remains low compared to years prior to     franchises for a new GM dealership to be
                                                                              and use tax collections and allocations report                   late 2008 and 2009 when construction activity     built at an undisclosed location in Cleburne.
      2:30 p.m. — Performing Arts Center                                      for all cities in Texas show an increase of 5.16                 dropped drastically across the nation.                zx The new Motel 6 located at 1700 block
30    Plaza Theatre Co. presents “Joseph and the                              percent this month compared to April 2010.                            Fifty certificates of occupancy have been    of West Henderson Street opened in January.
      Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat”                                          The city of Cleburne’s allocation for April is                   issued to new or relocating commercial or         The new hotel offers truck and RV parking
      7:30 p.m. — 111 S. Main St.                                             $603,345, which is an increase of 3.46 per-                      industrial businesses YTD through March,          and 70 rooms.

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                                             CLEBurNE CHaMBEr of CoMMErCE
Calling all kids to the Summer Reading Club

                                                                                                                      Mark Your Calendars
                                                                                        Courtesy photo
All kids ages 3 to 17 are invited to the Cleburne Public Library this summer for the Summer
Reading Club. We’ll have an action-packed schedule with different programs every week for
three age groups, including a dino dig, recycled art, monkeys, squids and more. Kids can
also earn weekly prizes for reading — books, magazines, audiobooks — it’s all good. Sign-
ups for Summer Reading Club begin the week of June 5. Businesses are welcome to donate                                    The Cleburne Chamber of Commerce
prizes for the kids. For information, contact the library at 817-645-0934.
                                                                                                                               cordially invites you to the

Cinco de Mayo celebration May 7                                                                                             Annual Business Expo
        leburne’s Cinco de         contest and radar guns ready          Cinco de Mayo is a cel-
        Mayo is a family affair.   to measure how fast youth and      ebration honoring the heritage
        There is a disc jockey,    adults can kick a soccer ball.     of Mexico on the successful                        10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011
live bands and a salsa invita-         Vendors are there for tasty    Battle of Puebla with France.                            Cleburne Conference Center
tional.                            food, jewelry, candles and         This year’s Cinco de Mayo
    The Mexican restaurants of     several surprises. They are        celebration well be held May
Cleburne are invited to com-       ready for lunch, supper and        7 at Hulen Park.                                      Call today to register your business!
pete for best salsa in town.       shopping. Several churches            The event for the last three
    There are children activi-     are taking this opportunity to     years has been organized                         Call the Cleburne Chamber of Commerce
ties scheduled with a bounce       raise money for their youth        by Camp Fire USA Tesuya
house and watermelon eating        groups.                            Council.                                           at 817-645-2455 for more information.

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                                               CLEBurNE CHaMBEr of CoMMErCE
CaC plans 14th annual Cowboys for Kids event
        aylor Swift tickets, ex-     es and Doctors Carla and Gery      feature coming in this year is a     Fred Whitfield who is said to       30 at the Johnson County Sher-      arriving early. The stands fill up
        travagant trips, a John-     Smith will provide some amaz-      giant hi-def screen that will be a   be the Michael Jordan of rop-       iff’s Posse grounds. This event     very quickly.
        son County Centennial        ing entertainment this year as     part of the Harper Cattle Com-       ing; and J.W. Harris who is cur-    is for kids 10 and under and will       Tickets are available at the
Henry Rifle, original art pieces,    well. Sonny Burgess will open      pany PBR Bull Riding, Mustang        rently working toward breaking      cost $10. Children will receive     Cleburne Chamber of Com-
giant hi-def television, electron-   up the evening and be followed     Foundation’s Team Roping and         Don Gay’s record and is an NFR      a stick horse and bandana from      merce, Children’s Advocacy
ic bidding tablets and celebri-      by Dave’s Highway.                 Chesapeake’s Wild Steer Sad-         Champion.                           Wrangler, a Cowboy for Kids         Center, Lone Star Ranch & Out-
ties.                                    A powerful presentation will   dling and Pro-Match Roping.              Many of our celebrity guests    contestant T-shirt and entry into   doors and Lee’s Western Wear.
    You might be asking what do      follow and be closed out by in-        For all of you that want to      will once again be donating         all four events for this fee.       Visit the event website at www.
all of these things have in com-     ternationally renown forensic      know what celebrities are at-        auction items that range from           The PBR Bull Riding and all for all
mon ... they are all a part of the   psychologist Dr. Joe Sullivan.     tending and what kind of auc-        artwork, to jackets, purses and     festivities will begin at 7 p.m.    event information and for a list
annual Cowboys for Kids.                 The entire weekend event is    tion packages are going to be in     autographed celebrity posters.      This year, celebrities will be      of all the wonderful sponsors for
    On April 29, Cleburne Ford       going hi-tech. Electronic bid-     place, we can say that we have           The silent auction is incred-   on hand to autograph program        this event. Tickets will be $12
will sponsor the Roping the          ding tablets are going to play     27 celebrities attending from        ibly impressive this year as well   books from 6-7 p.m., and the        for adults, $10 for seniors, $5 for
Stars Gala that will once again      a major role at the Roping the     the rodeo, television and music      with a variety of theme baskets     Chesapeake Wild Steer Saddling      children 5-12, and children 4 and
be held and Emily and Henry          Stars Gala. People will be able    industries. New celebrities at-      that vary from kid’s entertain-     will come first in the line-up,     under are free.
Coffeens’ cutting horse facility     to shop and make bids from         tending this year are famous bar-    ment to golf and a gourmet          kicking off at 7:30 p.m. and the        The Children’s Advocacy
in Egan. Halliburton will pro-       their tables or they can move to   rel and funny man Leon Coffee;       chocolate basket.                   first bull bucking at 8 p.m. The    Center would like to extend their
vide an exciting change of menu      the auction areas and actually     Dave Appleton the Australian             The Children’s Stick Horse      top bull riders from around the     sincere thanks to the Johnson
this year that everyone is sure to   place bids on the tablets placed   Cowboy that now makes Texas          Rodeo, sponsored by Devon           world will be competing right       County community and all of
enjoy. Rockin Double S Servic-       with the items. Another hi-tech    his home; the incredible roper       Energy will be at 11 a.m. April     here in Cleburne. Please plan on    our amazing sponsors for their

                                                                             Sheriff’s Posse PRCA Rodeo plans finalized
                  Cleburne & Johnson Co.

                Are leftover household chemicals
                       getting you down?
                                                                                   he Johnson County Sheriff’s Pos-         bull riding event). It is also our goal to    rounding counties. Come on out to our
                                                                                   se Rodeo committee has finalized         continue to provide our community and         facility, just south of the Johnson Coun-
                                                                                   plans for its 57th annual Profes-        surrounding area with a quality, low-         ty Courthouse on Texas 174 and enjoy
                                                                            sional Rodeo Cowboys Association Ro-            cost, family-oriented event that resi-        an evening of great entertainment in a
                                                                            deo to be held June 15-18 at the Sher-          dents can look forward to attending year      family-oriented atmosphere. Our full-
       Household Hazardous Waste Collection                                 iff’s Posse grounds, with performances          after year.                                   service concession stand will be serving
              Cleburne Conference Center                                    starting each night at 8 p.m.                       The official rodeo parade will occur      the legendary “Posse Burger,” so bring
                         1501 W. Henderson                                      June 11 will be the kids’ mutton bus-       June 15 to usher in a full week of rodeo      the family and come hungry.
                 Enter Rear Parking lot from Glenwood                       tin’ competition and a county team rop-         events. Anyone who would like to par-             General admission tickets to the ro-
                   Saturday May 21st, 2011                                  ing, with finalists returning to compete        ticipate in the parade is welcome, sign       deo may be purchased at the gate for
                                                                            during rodeo performances the follow-           up and line up at the Sheriff’s Posse         $10 for adults and $6 for children 4-12.
                     9:00 am to 11:00am                                     ing week. Admission to the Saturday             grounds starting at 4:30 p.m.                 Children 3 and under attend free. Park-
                  Get Rid of It Right!                                      pre-rodeo events is free so come on out             Thursday night’s performance has          ing is free. PRCA rodeo performances
                                                                            and watch the local kids and team rop-          been dedicated as God and Country             will start at 8 p.m. each night.
       TO PARTICIPATE BRING:                                                ers.                                            Night, and thanks to the assistance of            The Johnson County Sheriff’s Posse
       your current City of Cleburne Utility Bill &/or                          Sponsored by Cleburne Ford and              Pastor Russ Weaver and the Shepherd’s         offers different levels of sponsorship to
       a photo I.D. showing a Johnson Co. address.                          many other dedicated local business             Valley Cowboy Church in Egan, Chris-          businesses and corporations. Newspaper
                                                                            partners, this year’s production is antici-     tian singer Susie McEntire, will appear       ads, radio announcements/commercials
     MATERIALS TO BRING:                  DO NOT BRING:
                                                                            pated to be very exciting.                      in concert beginning at 7 p.m., before        and poster distribution are enlisted to
                                                                                We would like to thank everyone for         the start of the evening’s rodeo perfor-      assist the Posse in marketing this event.
     acids, antifreeze, brake &           ammunition, explosives,

                                                                            your support of our 2010 PRCA rodeo             mance.                                            Advertising spans into all Johnson
       transmission fluids, batteries,     tires, asbestos,

                                                                            last June. This event is our main funding           A rodeo dance will be held in the         County cities and surrounding counties.
       oil filters, degreasers, drain      medical waste, PCBs,

                                                                                                                            White Building after the Friday and Sat-
       cleaners, fertilizers, unbroken
                                                                            event for the year, and is what enables
                                           propane or butane
       fluorescent light bulbs, paints     cylinders, smoke                                                                                                                   For information regarding the rodeo,
       & stains, thinners, varnish &       detectors or                     us to continue to support area youth and        urday night performances featuring live       sponsorship packages or tickets contact
       solvents, herbicides,               radioactive material.            benefit activities.                             bands.                                        Robert Johnson at 817-517-9461 or Da-
       pesticides, pharmaceuticals,                                             In 2010, we were able to donate in              For the past 57 years, the members        vid Welty at 817-907-9256, by mail at
       craft, photo, & pool               For information                   excess of $30,000 (cash, scholarships           of the Johnson County Sheriff’s Posse         Johnson County Sheriff’s Posse Head-
       chemicals.                         (817) 645-0961                    and facility use) back to area youth            have brought one of the finest outdoor        quarters, P.O. Box 743, Cleburne, TX
                 Sponsored by the City of Cleburne                          groups and charity efforts (as with the         professional rodeos in the United States      76033, or visit us online at www.sher-
                        and Johnson County                                  upcoming Children’s Advocacy Center             to the residents of Johnson and sur-
Sunday, April 24, 2011                                                                                                                                                                                             Page 7

                                                    CLEBurNE CHaMBEr of CoMMErCE
chaMber renewals since last newsletter
                                                                                                                                            Ambassador update
We would like to thank all our members who     Community Partners of Johnson County         Mainstay Farm
renewed their membership investment with us.   Hon. C.C. “Kit” Cooke                        Marshall Young & Associates
Thank you for your support.                    Cornerstone Landscape Services               McCarty Supply Corporation                             he chamber is in need of more     our community.
                                               Crossroad Fellowship Seventh Day Adventist   Nolan River Animal Hospital, PLLC
Accents                                        Church                                       One Hour Decorating                                    ambassadors. Our ambassadors          If you are looking for a way to
Airmasters Heating & Air Conditioning Inc.     Dave The Camera Guy                          Operation Blessing of Johnson County                   have been very busy during the    meet people who are investing in the
                                                                                                                                            first quarter of the year. We have had   Cleburne community or are look-
Sheriff Bob Alford                             Ricardo De Los Santos                        P & P Plumbing Co. Inc.
Alltech O & P Services                         DFW Waste Oil Service Inc.                   Pack ‘N’ Mail
Ambit Energy                                   Doc’s City RV Park                           Pecan Valley MHMR Region                        numerous ribbon cuttings, even as        ing for a way to serve your chamber,
Apex Roofing Inc.
Atlas Door Company/Solar-Tex
                                               Dragonfly Photography, LLC
                                               Dry Clean Super Center
                                                                                            Pink Frog Promotions
                                                                                            Pinnacle Bank                                   many as two a day. Our ambassadors       there is no better way than to become
Awards By Mastercraft                          Dugger Electric                              Pinnacle Choice Air Conditioning & Heating      are a committed group who willingly      a chamber ambassador.
B & B Muffler & Tire
David Beans Studio
                                               Eagle Ridge RV Park & Resort
                                               EOG Resources Inc.
                                                                                            Pool & Spa Etc.
                                                                                                                                            serve the chamber as our primary out-        If you are interested, contact Lu-
Belle Cheveux Hair & Nail Salon                Estes Armstrong Earley LLC                   The Promise in Glen Rose Inc.                   reach group.                             elda or any member of the chamber
Benco Mini Storage
Donald & Priscilla Bennett
                                               Janelle Evans
                                               Faith Temple Church
                                                                                            PSM Ice Vending, LLC
                                                                                            The Ranch Radio Network, 92.1 & 95.9
                                                                                                                                                They attend ribbon cuttings wel-     staff and they’ll get you the informa-
Best Western Dinosaur Valley Inn & Suites      First Baptist Church                         Rowlett Hardware                                coming new members into the cham-        tion you need to know all is involved
Black Tie Bakery
Bob’s Auto Supply
                                               Fresco’s Cocina Mexicana
                                               Robert W. Frost, C.P.A.
                                                                                            Royce’s Pharmacy
                                                                                            RV Rentals USA Inc.
                                                                                                                                            ber and wishing them well in their       and how to become one of those red
Brenda Webb — Coldwell Banker Bob King         Goodyear Tire Center (Oppel Inc.)            Sam’s Club                                      new endeavors.                           jacket wearing folk.
Realty                                         Robert A. Gracey, O.D.                       M T Sandlin Building Corp.                          They act as hosts at our banquets
Broan Nutone Storage Solutions                 Harmon Insurance Agency                      Santa Fe Trails Assisted Living & Memory Care
Buffalo Creek Association                      Holliday Real Estate & Appraisals            Save Old Cleburne                               and luncheons, and they attend our       Jay Cornils
Buffalo Creek Surveyor, LLC                    Huguley Memorial Medical Center              Dianne Schwartz- Keller Williams Realty         monthly after hours events to support    ambassador chairman
Burd’s Flea Market                             Inn at Wind Hill Ranch                       Wade Smith, M.D.

                                                                                                                                                  Johnson County
Calahan Real Estate                            International Ingredient Corp.               Southwestern Adventist University
Callaway’s Cleburne Auto Auction               J & J Pharmacy                               Robert A. Sparks, Attorney at Law
Calvary Baptist Church                         Johns Manville                               Keith J. Stewart, Orthodontist
Casino At Home                                 Johnson County Art Guild                     Studio Two Picture Framing & Gallery

                                                                                                                                            agri-Business Breakfast Club
CDI Computers                                  Johnson County Association of Realtors       Supreme Pools
Chili’s Grill & Bar                            Johnson County Christian Lodge               T’s Foto
Chiropractic & Sports Clinic                   Johnson County Feeders Supply                Taco Bueno
Chisholm Trail Estates Retirement Village      Johnson County Heritage Foundation           Tarleton State University
Christmas Lights Inc.                          Johnson County Special Utility District      Technical Chemical Company
Cici’s Pizza
Cleburne Drug Inc.
                                               KD’s Land Company
                                               Klement-Wes Partnership, LTD.
                                                                                            Tour de Goatneck Inc.
                                                                                            Town Hall Estates- Keene
                                                                                                                                                               7 a.m. Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Cleburne Eye Clinic
Cleburne Home Place Inc.
                                               Lanman Insurance Agency
                                               Laser Tech Solutions
                                                                                            Twisted Strands
                                                                                            United Way of Johnson County
                                                                                                                                                                  Susannah’s restaurant
Cleburne Pregnancy Center                      Lemon Sisters Cafe & Bakery                  Universal Pressure Pumping
Colonial Apartments                            Leonard’s Flowers                            Variety Vending Services                                               1514 W. Henderson St.
Colonial Manor Nursing Center                  LONE STAR Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep Autoplex       Walgreens #05434

                                                                                                                                             Sponsor: Johnson County Special Utility District
Colonial National Mortgage                     Lyness Construction LP                       Watson & Son Textiles
Color Visual Concepts                          M & M Auto Sales                             Whippoorwill Hill Antiques
Colwick Pediatric Dentistry                    Macs’ Sports Center                          Your New Neighborhood

                                                                                                                                                         Speaker: Terry Kelley,
Community Bank                                 Pat Maggard                                  Zimmerman Sons & Co. Inc.

welcoMe new chaMber MeMbers since last newsletter                                                                                              General manager JC Special Utility District
                                                                                                                                                 Topic: H2O update for Johnson County
The Cleburne Chamber would like to Welcome     Theresa Kauffman                             Phone: 817-317-1935
the New Members to the Chamber. Please take    Kauffman Leadership Academy                  E-mail:
time as a chamber member to go and welcome     2315 Rock Creek Road
them. The Chamber encourages you to support    Crowley, TX 76036                            Maria L. Gonzalez
your fellow chamber members.                   Phone: 817-297-7793                          Two Amigos Mexican Restaurant                                           RSVP: 817-645-2455
                                               Fax: 817-297-7157                            100 Williams Ave.
Alberto Acebedo                                E-mail:              Cleburne, TX 76033

                                                                                                                                              Let Johnson County ProNet
Blue Marlin Oyster Bar & Grill                 Website:                   Phone: 817-556-2525
728 N. Main                                                                                 E-mail:
Cleburne, TX 76033                             Henry Welch

                                                                                                                                             help network your business!
Phone : 817-558-3474                           Henry Welch Music Lessons                    Courtney Welch
e-mail:                900 Stonelake Drive                          Earthgirl Designs Photography
                                               Cleburne, TX 76033                           900 Stonelake Drive
Tina House                                     Phone: 817-739-8520                          Cleburne, TX 76033
Cleburne Area Women’s Club                     e-mail:              Phone: 214-232-2037
505 FM 2331
Cleburne, TX 76033
                                                                                            Liz Cox
                                                                                                                                                               Tuesday Leads Group
Phone 1: 817-641-7333
Phone 2: 817-239-4064
                                               Stephanie Ellestad
                                               Scentsy Wickless Candles
                                                                                            Experience Works
                                                                                            702 S. Avenue G Hwy 6
                                                                                                                                                                     11:30 a.m.
Fax: 817-641-7333
                                               1308 CR 429
                                               Cleburne, TX 76031
                                                                                            Clifton, TX 76634
                                                                                            Phone: 254-675-2024
                                                                                                                                                          Holiday Inn, 1800 W. Henderson
                                                                                                                                                                (Bring your lunch)
       Your CHaMBEr aT WorK March 2011                                                                                                                        Thursday Leads Group
       Membership referrals: 434; YTD: 988                                         Total Telephone Calls: 1,013                                                   7:45 a.m.
   Total Visitors to the Chamber: 734; YTD: 2,531                                          YTD: 3,347                                             Susannah’s Restaurant, 1514 W. Henderson
        Total Mailings, faxes, Emails: 15,295                             Economic Development referrals: 17; YTD: 76
                      YTD: 43,422                                          relocation Packets Given out: 13; YTD: 47                                  On the Web at:
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             CLEBurNE CHaMBEr of CoMMErCE
Leadership Cleburne tours Capitol, participates in Economy Day
By Kim Wiley                                                                                                                                                                    Wal-Mart Distribution Center

                                                                                                                                                                            6064 was our next stop. They are the
       eadership Cleburne took our                                                                                                                                          presenting sponsor for Leadership
       annual trip to the Texas Capi-                                                                                                                                       Cleburne this year. We appreciate the
       tol in February. It was an out-                                                                                                                                      sponsorship so much so we can con-
standing trip. We toured the capitol                                                                                                                                        tinue to offer this fun and educational
building and visited the House of                                                                                                                                           program to our community. We had
Representatives Quarters and the                                                                                                                                            a tour of the facility and learned that
Senate Quarters, where our group                                                                                                                                            this distribution center sends out more
was introduced by state Rep. Rob Orr                                                                                                                                        freight than any other Wal-Mart Dis-
and Sen. Bryan Birdwell. We cer-                                                                                                                                            tribution Center in the United States.
tainly appreciate each of them taking                                                                                                                                           At lunch Jerry Cash, director of
time out of their busy schedules to                                                                                                                                         Economic Development for Cle-
spend time with our group.                                                                                                                                                  burne, spoke to the group on the good
    After the tour of the capitol                                                                                                                                           things that are happening here in
building we visited the Texas State                                                                                                                                         Cleburne. The last stop on Economy
Archives where we actually saw                                                                                                                                              Day was to Greenbrier Rail Services
some old documents from Johnson                                                                                                                                             where Steven McIntyre gave a tour to
County. There is a visitor center on                                                                                                                       Courtesy photo   the group. This is a place that holds
the grounds of the capitol. This was          The 2010-11 Leadership Cleburne class tours Greenbrier Rail Services during Economy Day.                                      a lot of history for Cleburne and has
a very interesting part of the day and        um was the final stop on the trip and              Economy Day                        Following Broan we found our            been huge in the economy of the city.
was a lot of fun.                             is definitely a must-see on a trip to       Leadership Cleburne had Econo-         way to the north side of town where        Wow. We have so many businesses to
    On day two of the trip we started         Austin. A special thank you goes to      my Day on March 9. What a fun and         James Bandy gave us an amazing             be proud of here. These are just the
at the Texas State Cemetery where             Verlie Edwards, Orr’s chief of staff,    informative day. We began at Broan        tour of the Supreme Armored facility       tip of the iceberg on what Cleburne
we heard many interesting stories of          for helping to organize and plan the     Nutone Storage Solutions with a tour      where they make armored vehicles           has to offer. Thank you to those who
past Texans. The Bob Bullock Muse-            trip.                                    by plant manager Alan Crawford.           from scratch.                              gave us tours on Economy Day.

             Layland Museum                                               ‘Harvey’ and ‘Hello Dolly!’ at Plaza this spring
             schedule of events
                                                                                 laza Theatre Company, Cleburne’s        from the classic Jimmy Stewart movie of        Cleburne for more than four years and 42
                                                                                 resident year-round community the-      the same name.                                 productions.
 4 Brown Bag Lunch, noon to 1 p.m. — Gathering room                              ater, is offering a wonderful pair of                                                      Playing every Thursday, Friday and
    Stepping Out — Six Decades of Shoes by Pat Downing                    shows this spring. Both are classics of the                 May 20-June 18                    Saturday of the year, PlazaCo has become
 7 Paper flower class with Estelle Stepherson                             American stage that will come to vibrant           PlazaCo opens that masterpiece of the      well-known throughout the Metroplex for
    10 a.m. to noon — Smith History Center Armadillo Room                 life at Plaza’s theater-in-the-round.          musical theatre, “Hello Dolly!” “What          it’s fresh and unique approach to commu-
 21 Springfest at Layland
    Noon — Preschool to age 10                                                                                           do you do for a living, Mrs. Levi?” asks       nity theater having recently been named
    Red wagon parade, meet in front of the museum                                      april 22-May 14                   Ambrose Kemper in the first scene of           “Best Theatre Group in North Texas” by
    11 a.m. to noon —adults Twitter session, come and go                     PlazaCo presents Mary Chase’s merry         this most delightful of musical comedies.      the A-List of WFAA, as well as winning
    Smith History Center Armadillo Room                                   romp through small town America, “Har-         “Some people paint, some sew ... I med-        a “Best Musical of the Year (non-Equity)”
    1-2 p.m. — Children, free bird craft, come and go
    Museum Courtyard                                                      vey.” “Harvey” tells the story of an af-       dle,” replies Dolly.                           Column Award for the second year in a
    2-3 p.m. — revitalizing Market Square by Commissioner Bailey          fable man named Elwood P. Dowd and                 “Hello, Dolly!” is full of memorable       row, a first in the history of that awards
                                                                          his unseen to all but Elwood, presumably       songs including “Put On Your Sunday            organization.
                              June                                        imaginary friend Harvey, a 6-foot-3-1/2-       Clothes,” “It Takes a Woman,” “Before              Tickets to Plaza shows are $15 for
 8 Sack Lunch Serenade by Texas Tradition Choir of Burleson
   Noon to 1 p.m. — Gathering Room                                        inch tall rabbit.                              the Parade Passes By,” “Hello, Dolly!”         adults, $13 for students and seniors and
                                                                             When Elwood starts to introduce             and “It Only Takes a Moment.” And we           $12 for children, with group discounts
      June Tuesday free concerts        Thursday children’s programs      Harvey to guests at a society party, his       are off on a whirlwind race around New         available to groups of 10 or more. Perfor-
         8-9 p.m. Hulen Park           6-7:30 p.m. Reservation + $5 fee   society-obsessed sister, Veta, has seen as     York at the turn of the 20th century, as we    mances are every Thursday, Friday and
        “A Little Bit Country,        2  Living in a Tipi with            much of his eccentric behavior as she can      follow the adventures of America’s most        Saturday evening at 7:30 p.m. with mati-
      A Little Bit Rock ’n’ Roll”        Curtis Carter                    tolerate. She decides to have him com-         beloved matchmaker.                            nees every Saturday afternoon at 3 p.m.
                                      9 Living on a Ranch with            mitted to spare her daughter, Myrtle Mae,          This classic film starred Barbra Strei-    More detailed information is available by
 7       J. D. Monson Trio               Doug Holt                        and their family from future embarrass-        sand and Walter Matthau and was under          visiting the Plaza website at www.plaza-
 14      Hill City Band               16 Living in a Civil War Camp
 21      Scott LaGow Band             23 Living in a CCC Camp with        ment. Comedy ensues when the folks at          the direction of the great Gene Kelly. The Plaza box office is open
 28      Amos Moses Band                 Cleburne State Park Ranger       the sanitarium have Veta committed in-             Plaza Theatre Company has been pro-        Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m.
 For information on any of the events, call the museum at 817-645-0940.
                                                                          stead of Elwood.                               ducing live, family musicals and com-          to 6 p.m. and can be reached by calling
                                                                             Theater-goers will recognize this play      edies in the heart of historic downtown        817-202-0600.
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                                        CLEBurNE CHaMBEr of CoMMErCE
                                                                                                     The Cleburne Chamber of Commerce
                                                                                                              invites you to the
                                                                                                         after Hours Business Social
                                                                                                                      5-6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 12, 2011
                                                                                                                              2035 N. Granbury St.

                                                                                                                  Hosted and sponsored by
                                                                                                               Colonial Manor Nursing Center
                                                                                                         Bring several business cards to hand out to people you meet.

                                                                                    Courtesy photo   RSVP: 817-645-2455                                    Refreshments served
The Brazos Chamber Orchestra will host a gala dinner and concert on May 5 at the Cleburne
Conference Center.

BCO to present gala dinner and concert                                                                    YOU’RE INVITED

T                                                                                                         Pink Bag
       he Brazos Chamber Orchestra will          soloist.
       present a gala dinner and concert cel-       Patrons will also enjoy hearing members
       ebrating the conclusion of the “Part-      of the Greater Cleburne Carnegie Players
ners in the Arts” concert season.                   and Plaza Theatre Co. troupes, headed by
   This event will include the final con-           Dick Helmcamp, perform a number of en-
cert of the 2010-11 season, as well as a            joyable and well-known Broadway selec-
wonderful dinner for the patrons of the             tions along with the orchestra.
concert.                                               These will include selections from Les
   The gala will be presented on May 5             Miserables, West Side Story, Camelot and
at the Cleburne Conference Center. The             Oklahoma. Along with Dick Helmcamp,
formal dinner, which will be prepared by           the vocalists entertaining the audience that
the Cleburne Culinary Arts, will begin at          evening will be Christine Atwell, Caroline
6 p.m. Members of the orchestra will                   Rivera, Daron Cockerell, Hillard Co-
perform dinner music during the                             chran, Jay Lewis and JaceSon Bar-
meal.                                                         rus.
   The performing groups will                                      Artwork created by mem-                Lunch & Women’s Health Forum
be Forté Strings, Strings for All                               bers of the Johnson County Art
Seasons and the BCO Wood-                                       Guild will also be displayed              Join us for a discussion on women’s health & a delicious lunch!
wind Quintet.                                                   in the lobby of the Performing
   After dinner at 7:30 p.m., the                              Arts Center prior to the dinner            Tuesday, May 3, 2011
                                                           and concert and will be on sale
                                                                                                          Noon - 1 p.m.
patrons will move to the Perform-                                                                         Cleburne Conference Center
ing Arts Center to hear the Bra-                               throughout the evening. The
zos Chamber Orchestra pres-                                      talent that has been assembled           Guest Speaker:
ent what promises to be one                                       for this gala is sure to result         Stephanie J. Morton, M.D.
of the most exciting and                                           in an evening to remember.             “Preventive Healthcare for Women — What and When”
entertaining concerts ever.                                            Tickets will be needed
   Pianist Dean Peiskee                                             for this event. They will be          There is no charge and seating is by reservation.
will perform Sergei Rach-                                           $50 each or $400 to reserve           For reservations and free tickets, call 1-877-THRWell (847-9355),

maninoff’s Piano Concerto                                          a table for eight. They are
                                                                                                          or register online at

No. 2 in C minor. This piece                                     currently available, but lim-
is one of the Russian composer’s                            ited.                                                                                           FUNDED BY THE
most enduringly popular pieces. It was pre-          To secure your tickets or for more infor-                                                            BLACK & WHITE GALA
miered on Oct. 27, 1901, with Rachmaninoff,      mation, call Frances Hafford at 817-645-                                                                  FRIENDS OF TEXAS
                                                                                                                                                           HEALTH CLEBURNE
one of the finest pianists of his time, as the   5847.
                                                                                     GG8950 3/11
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                                             CLEBurNE CHaMBEr of CoMMErCE
Cleburne rotary Club conducting ribbon cutting
first-ever rotary’s ragin’ roundup
       he Cleburne Rotary          the kids. A portion of a twisted   TV are $5 each. Participants
       Club will conduct its       steel-beam located in one of       do not have to be present to
       first Rotary’s Ragin’       the World Trade Center build-      win.
Roundup fundraiser and com-        ings will also be on display.           All funds raised go to Cle-
munity celebration from 4-8            The beam will eventually       burne Rotary Club programs,
p.m. May 27, at the Cleburne       be part of a firefighter’s park    such as scholarships, diction-
Conference Center.                 and 9/11 memorial in Cle-          aries for third graders through-
   The event, a fish fry for the   burne when Cleburne’s Fire         out Cleburne ISD and some
Cleburne and Johnson County        Station No. 4 is constructed on    area county schools, academic
area, will include a Harley-Da-    the north side of town. Some       achievement awards for Cle-
vidson motorcycle raffle, a 32-    of the funds raised at the event   burne ISD students, computer
inch TV raffle, bounce houses      will be go to the construction     projects to Mexico and water
and face painting for kids, live   of the park.                       filtration projects across the
music by Jimmy Jones and               Cost for the all-you-can-      world.
others, a motorcycle show,         eat fried fish fundraiser is $10        For more information or
the Cleburne Police Depart-        each for adult meal tickets or     to purchase tickets, contact                                     Feb. 24, Changing Course Foundation
ment’s SWAT Team vehicle           $10 for two children. Tickets      Dale Gosser at 817-558-2855,                                           P.O. Box 1646, Cedar Hill
and a Cleburne Fire Depart-        for the Harley-Davidson raffle     ext. 2331, or e-mail dgosser@                                                214-477-2673
ment truck and slide pole for      are $50 each and tickets for the

Relay For Life of Johnson County Heritage Assembly finalizing
                                 plans for 45th annual charity ball
                                                                                                                he Heritage Assem-         $2,500 also receive a table for   “Hole-in-One” truck spon-
                                                                                                                bly is finalizing plans    10, $500 in casino chips, sig-    sored by Cleburne Ford.
                                                                                                                for its 45th Annual        nage and publicity at the ball.       The Heritage Assembly,
                                                                                                         Heritage Assembly Charity             Sapphire sponsors at          established in 1965, is one the
                                                                                                         Ball themed “Chandeliers &        $1,500 receive six ball tick-     oldest service organizations in
                                                                                                         Champagne,” scheduled for         ets, $200 in chips with pub-      Johnson County and has more
                                                                                                         April 30.                         licity and signage at the ball,   than 120 members dedicated
                                                                                                            This fun-filled, black-tie     emerald sponsors of $1,000        to the objective of “raising
                                                                                                         night will include a cham-        include four tickets with $100    funds to aid in the betterment
                                                                                                         pagne reception, dinner, danc-    in gaming chips, signage and      of our community and to aid
                                                                                                         ing with party band “Dallas       publicity at the ball, and ruby   in the restoration, appreciation
                                                                                                         Unlimited,” gaming casino         sponsors at $500 includes two     and marking of historical sites
                                                                                                         and special member/guest ap-      ball tickets.                     and events in Cleburne and
                                                                                                         preciation ticket.                    The $1 special gifts ticket   Johnson County.”
                                                                                                            Pages will also be present-    is for sale from any member           Heritage Assembly has
                                                                                                         ed at the ball and are the sons   and includes $17,000 worth        awarded more than $950,000
                                                                                                         and daughters of Heritage         of prizes donated by local        to groups within Johnson
                                                                                                         Assembly members in their         merchants and supporters of       County and has provided
                                                                                                         senior or junior year of high     the assembly.                     seed money for several orga-
                                                                                                         school.                               The Heritage Assembly         nizations including CASA of
                                                                                                            Sponsorship levels for this    Charity Golf Classic tourna-      Johnson County and the Buf-
                                                                                                         year’s ball include platinum      ment will be held April 29 at     falo Creek Association.
                                                                                        Courtesy photo   sponsors for $5,000, which        Cleburne Golf Links. Regis-           Monies raised this year
Please join us for the ninth annual evening of fun at Relay For Life of Johnson County 2011,             includes a premium table for      tration forms are available at    will be used to help fund
beginning at 6 p.m. June 10 at Smith Middle School, 1710 Country Club Road in Cleburne.                  10, $750 in casino chips with     West End Grill and Christi’s      certain projects and charities
Come and celebrate birthdays with survivors, recognize caregivers, remember those lost to
cancer, purchase luminarias, enjoy a free hot dog, participate in fundraising and help defeat            signage and publicity at the      at Nolan River Mall.              that meet their objectives and
cancer. Please bring your entire family, but not your pets, for a fun-filled, alcohol- and to-           ball.                                 Many different prizes         were interviewed last sum-
bacco-free evening. Opening ceremony starts at 7 p.m.                                                       Diamond sponsors at            will be awarded including a       mer.
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ribbon cuttings

                     March 9, Benke Ear, Nose and Throat Clinic, PA                                                                      March 16, IntegraCare
                                    1317 Glenwood                                                                                        1101 W. Henderson St.
                                     817-641-3750                                                                                            817-202-0617

                           March 21, DynaMaxx International                                                                     March 23, Two Amigos Mexican Restaurant
                                   Valoree Murray                                                                                           100 Williams Ave.
                                     817-517-1761                                                                                             817-556-2525

  Your health is
  important to you.
  It’s important to us, too.

                                                                         Cleburne               Alvarado         Grandview
                                                                      303 Colonial Dr.     100 Percifield Trail 105 E. Criner
                                                                       817-641-3100           817-790-1400      817-866-3316
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ribbon cuttings

                  March 24, Air-Evac Lifeteam   March 25, Harlow Jane Baby Boutique
                   Granbury Medical Center                110 N. Pendell St.
                         800-793-0010                       817-645-2229

              April 7, Hodges P.R. Services      April 12, Eastern Heights Church
                      Charlie Hodges                1315 Grandview Highway
                       817-320-5150                         817-558-2121

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