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Dennis Swanberg is guest at 26th annual banquet Oct. 24
September 24, 2019

Dr. Dennis Swanberg, a Christian comedian who is popular on the Gaither Homecoming circuit and cruises, is the guest at the 26th annual Keene Chamber of Commerce Banquet at 6:15 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24 at the new Keene Community Center, 1000 N. Old Betsy Road in Keene. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

Tickets go on sale Thursday, Sept. 26, at the chamber's monthly luncheon, held this month at BB's Venue, 3125 CR 805 B. Tickets are $40 per person for chamber members and can only be purchased by phone or in person at the chamber office, 110 S. Old Betsy Road in Keene. Corporate tables of eight have been on sale for a couple of weeks. 

The banquet will be catered by Chef Sualua Tupolo, food service director at Southwestern Adventist University.

The banquet features eight awards for Educator of the Year (four from the Keene ISD and four from Keene's private schools), Community Service, Community Improvement, Young Entrepreneur, the Phillip Sparks Helping Hands Award and Citizen of the Year.

Swanberg was a guest speaker at the chamber's banquet in 2003.

Swanberg, affectionately known to his national TV audiences as “The Swan”, is a seasoned and solid communicator whose sly wit delivers life- enriching truths to the heart on wings of laughter.

He is a well qualified teacher, speaker, author, counselor, preacher and TV host. He is happily married to his wife Lauree and is the proud father of two grown sons, Chad and Dusty.

Dr. Swanberg was host of “THE DENNIS SWANBERG SHOW”, and “SWAN’S PLACE”, formerly nationally televised cable television shows that were viewed by over one million households. He is a welcome and popular guest on Dr. James Dobson’s national broadcasts and other TV and radio stations throughout the country. A deeply loved pastor, Dr. Swanberg has won the hearts of audiences across the country. The Swan has been called “America’s Minister of Encouragement” because of his constant work at lifting hearts and leading people to a richer life through his “one of a kind” humor. His side- splitting stories of growing up, families, and the funny side of life entertains his audience even as he implants a strong message: we all have our flaws and foibles but we can also find a reason to smile.

 

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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110 S. Old Betsy Road
Keene, Texas 76059
(817) 556-2995
 
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