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Keene ISD Supt. Ricky Stephens speaks at Sept. 26 luncheon at BB's Venue
September 16, 2019

Keene ISD Supt. Ricky Stephens will speak at the monthly luncheon of the Keene Chamber of Commerce at noon Thursday, Sept. 26, at BB's Venue, 3125 CR 815 B.

Check-in begins at 11:15 a.m. and the meal service line opens at 11:45 a.m.

The meal will be catered by Massey's BBQ. The cost is $15 per person for those who RSVP by noon Tuesday, Sept. 24. Admission at the door is $18.

This is the 5th consecutive year the September luncheon has been held at BB's Venue, a beautiful indoor-outdoor wedding facility located at the north end of Keene. BB stands for Beautiful Beginnings.

Stephens will discuss the latest developments in the state's third smallest school district, including national attention focused on the district after selected faculty were legally certified to carry weapons and the new school lunch program.

Stephens, a former Keene Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year, will probably also discuss his golf game, since he is the two-time defending Keene City Golf Tournament champion.

In the photo below, Stephens is shown with two of his three daughters: Gracie, left, and Mallory.

 

Rosser Funeral Home foursome wins golf tournament
September 09, 2019

The foursome representing Rosser Funeral Home carded an 18-under-par 54 to win the 3rd annual Texas Health Huguley Hospital and Keene Chamber of Commerce Golf Invitational tournament held Sept. 6 at Southern Oaks Golf & Tennis Club in Burleson. 

The event was also financially supported by Ulrich Barn Builders, Callahan & Freeman Architects, Pinnacle Bank, Speed FabCrete, General Insurance Service, Town Hall Estates and Cleburne Ford.

The Rosser quartet was Perry Rosser, Chad Johnson, Shane Kimberling and Jason Williams. Johnson also won one of the four closest-to-the-pin contests.

The team of Jason Nash, Ricky Neiman, Kenneth Rose and Zeeshawn Siddiqui, one of two teams representing Texas Health Huguley Hospital, won second place with a 15-under-par 57. Nash also won the longest drive contest.

The foursome representing United Cooperative Services — Ryan Jamison, Kade Kincannon, Jeff Pannell and Chris White, finished in third place with a 59, 13 shots under par. Pannell also won a closest-to-the-pin contest, as did Zane Hackler and Jonathan Kerby.

Seventeen teams participated. They were: Ag Texas Farm Credit Services, Callahan & Freeman Architects/Speed FabCrete, City of Keene, Classic of Cleburne, Cleburne Ford, Cleburne Railroaders Baseball Club, General Insurance Service, Johnson County Sheriff's Office, KTH Transportation, Keene Economic Development, Pinnacle Bank, Rosser Funeral Home, Southwestern Union Conference, Texas Conference, Texas Health Huguley Hospital and United Cooperative Services.

Om the photos below are the Rosser Funeral Home team of, from left, Shane Kimberling, Jason Williams, Chad Johnson and Perry Rosser.

The other photo is Jeff Pannell of United Cooperative Services, one of four closest-to-the-pin winners.

 

Eva Campbell
September 03, 2019

A memorial service for longtime Keene Chamber of Commerce office volunteer Eva Campbell was held Thursday, Sept. 5, at the Keene Adventist Church Chapel.

Eva, 74, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019, as a result of a heart attack at her home in Keene.

Eva was an ever-present presence in the Keene chamber office, always pleasant and professional.

Attendees at the chamber's monthly luncheons and annual business expo and banquet could count on being greeted by Eva at check-in.

She was a golf fan and looked forward to greeting players at the annual golf invitational.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to St. Jude Children's Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, Eva's hometown. 

In the photo below are Ken and Eva Campbell.

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