Chamber News Issue 58 2014 Thank you to the Colfax County Foundation for hosting our October After Hours! We appreciate your support! November Newsletter SCHUYLER AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE A Big Thank You to the children and parents who came to the Halloween Costume Contest. Congratulations to all the winners! Pictures can be seen on page 3 of the newsletter. Thank you to all the sponsors Schuyler Area Chamber of Commerce, Homestead Bank, Pinnacle Bank, Keep Schuyler Beautiful, Pizza Hut, Subway, State Farm, Anytime Fitness, Schuyler Lumber, Svoboda Funeral Home, American Family Insurance, Pedersen Dental, Schuyler Sun, Oak Ballroom & City of Schuyler . Thank you to the wonderful volunteers who helped keep everyone organized. Thank you to the judges, what a hard job! With the end of the first quarter of school, it is time to announce the first quarter Teacher & Para Outstanding Educator. Our Teacher had many nice things said about her and here is just a few of them. “She developed the whole Math Envision program when the program was implemented four years ago. She has guided many new teachers every year. She headed the NeSA development for the 5th grade team. She has been a true advocate for our students and will stand up for what is right.” Jill Domina is our 1st quarter Teacher. Jill is a 5th Grade Teacher at the Schuyler Elementary School. Congratulations Jill on your hard work being recognized! Our 1st quarter Outstanding Para Educator has truly made an impact on many lives! Cara Dvorak wrote “She is like a grandma to me except she is at school! She is patient and kind and helps all student in every grade! I still remember her teaching tricks for helping us learn how to read. She is a great para! Congratulations Marvine Koliha, our Para Educator and for 37 years of service at Dist 24! You have touched many! We appreciate all nominations sent in and ask that you keep nominating Outstanding Educators. Deadline for the second quarter nominations will be December 19th. I encourage students, parents, fellow teachers, administrators, school board members, and community members to take time to recognize a Teacher or Para you see doing a outstanding job at school and in the community. December 5th will be our next Chamber After Hours, and the start of our Christmas Holiday weekend! For more detail on these activities please read the letter on page 8 of the newsletter and then return the form on page 9. These activities need YOU! Without community support & help we will all be missing out on the Christmas Spirit. Help us show why Schuyler is a great place to live and grow! Have a Happy Thanksgiving! Patty Schmidt, Schuyler Area Chamber of Commerce, Interim Director Inside this issue: Upcoming Events: Business of the Month 2 Halloween Costume Contest 3 Movies 4 Recycling News 6 Library 7 Christmas Activities & Form Chamber Members 8&9 10 Firemen’s Auxiliary Soup Luncheon, Sun, Nov. 2nd Methodist Soup Luncheon, Sunday, Nov. 9th Veteran’s Day Program, Tuesday, Nov 11th Holidays with the Merrill’s, Saturday, Nov 15th Sertoma Wine & Beer Tasting, Sunday, Nov. 16th After Hours, at Municipal Building, Friday, Dec. 5th Santa/Parade of Trees/Wreath of Gifts, Saturday, Dec. 6th. Business of the Month SURPRISE! Your Business is Business of the Month!! This month we are honoring all of the Businesses in Schuyler! Schuyler has so much to offer and during this month of Thanks, it’s our pleasure to Thank You all and honor each business! Whether you are a business of 1 or 2, hundreds or thousands, you are an important part of our community! Small Business Saturday is Saturday, November 29, 2014. This is a great time to promote your business and encourage people to shop locally in our great city of Schuyler. Schuyler has so much to offer! Here’s a few fun facts on how your business is part of Schuyler ~ 16 Restaurants & Eatiers 1 Dance Studio 4 Bank Locations 7 Schools 3 Real Estate Agencies 15 Churches 2 Grocery Stores 6 Salons 2 Attorney Offices 4 Auto Dealers 2 Dental Clinics 4 Fueling Stations 2 Exercise Centers 1 Lumber Yard 2 Farm Supply Stores 1 Hospital 2 Hotels 1 Golf Course 2 Funeral Homes 7 Insurance Agencies 2 Floral Shops 8 Stores for Clothes 1 Accountant Over 100 Chamber Businesses Again, Thank You to All the Businesses in Schuyler! We appreciate your contribution to our town, chamber, families and the growth of our community! We encourage everyone to Shop Schuyler! SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY - NOVEMBER 29, 2014 Page 2 NO VE M B E R NE WSL E T T E R 2014 Halloween Ages 0-2: 1st Alexis Kracl as a Pumpkin, 2nd Jase Cuda as a Monkey 3rd Zayra Nayeli Grado as a Ladybug. Ages 3-5: 1st Harley Raines as a Pirate 2nd Grace Svatora as a Fairy 3rd Nolen Vanicek as a Combat ninga. Costume Theme Group: 1st Bailee Kovar, Carly Johnson & Taylor Westebuhr as Dunkin Doughnuts 2nd Logan & Dillon Johnson as Darth Vadar & Luke Skywalker 3rd Rylee & Rylen Vanicek as Teenie Meanie Contest Winners!! Ages 6-8: 1st Ximena Fuentes as Batgirl 2nd Isabela de Leon as a Greek Goddess 3rd Angel deLeon as Captain America IS SU E 5 8 Age 9 and older: 1st Maria Mendez as a Vending Machine, 2nd Tyler Kramar as a Headless being , and 3rd Lucy Mendez as Twister. Page 3 Schuyler Head Start Toy Drive Once again it will be time to start collecting toys for the Schuyler Head Start Toy Drive. We have been doing this project since 2011 and each year have made over 110 kids (each year) happy that Santa remembered them. We will be collecting “New” toys for both boys and girls ages 0-5. We ask that you keep the price per toy at around $10. Drop your toys or cash donations at Pekny & Assoc., CPA’s, 200 E 12th Street, Schuyler. We will be collecting toys from November 17th - December 10th. After December 10th we will be organizing, sorting and wrapping according to age and classroom. We appreciate your toys and cash donations! Fran Sobota, Eileen Kopecky & Fernando Alarcon Colfax Theatre November 7th - 9th November 14th - 16th November 21st - 23rd November 28th - Dec 1st DRACULA UNTOLD THE BEST OF ME ALEXANDER & THE BAD DAY THE BOOK OF LIFE Theater Hours: Friday & Saturday 7:00 PM Adults $6 and Students $5 Sunday 2:00 PM Everyone $5 Page 4 PG13 PG PG PG Have a Holiday Special coming up? Let our readers know about it! Place an ad in the Chamber Newsletter for just $15 a issue, and weekly update $5 each. NO VE M B E R NE WSL E T T E R A Veterans Day Program will be held Tuesday, November 11th at 8:30 am in the East Gym at Schuyler Central High School. Everyone Invited. Sunday - November 2 Schuyler Volunteer Firefighter’s Auxiliary Annual Soup Luncheon 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Schuyler Fire Station 302 East 16th Street Chicken Noodle Soup, Chili, Sandwiches, Dessert Adults - $7.00 6 years-12 years - $4.00 5 and under Free Now Hiring! Are you looking for a very important job with flexible hours? We are searching for the next Chamber of Commerce Director to promote Schuyler. With our on-the-job training you will be involved with creating and organizing events for the community and businesses members. Knowing Outlook and Microsoft Office will be helpful in designing a monthly newsletter and weekly update to our membership. Being selfmotivated and creative is a plus. If you are proud and think positive about Schuyler, we would entertain your application. All inquiries will be kept confidential. More details about the career can be answered by Chamber president, David Hild at 402-352-3076 or email at [email protected] IS SU E 5 8 Page 5 Recycling News Bits Keep Schuyler Beautiful Celebrate America Recycles Day At the Colfax County Recycling Facility Keep Schuyler Beautiful is celebrating America Recycles Day on November 15th at the Colfax County Recycling Facility from 9 a.m. to noon.. Look for a pledge form at one of the following businesses or pick one up at the recycling facility. Didier’s Grocery, Parkview One Stop, Casey’s General Store, Burrito House, Colfax Theater, Bomgaars, Chichihual Super Market, QC Supply, Schuyler Lumber and Gold Mine Restaurant. Bring your pledge to the Colfax County Recycling Facility by November 15th and you will be entered into a drawing. The recycling facility is giving away 3 sets of recycling containers. Also, on November 15th, the first 50 vehicles will receive a travel mug made from recycled content. Other promotional items will also be given away for America Recycles Day. Each year, the United States generates more than 250 million tons of municipal solid waste— that’s more than 4 pounds per person per day. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, our nation has reached an overall recycling rate of 34.7 percent. Our national recycling rate saves the energy equivalent of 229 million barrels of oil. On that fact alone if you are not recycling now is the time to start. The Colfax County Recycling Facility accepts #1 through #7 plastics, magazines, newspaper, mixed paper, paperboard, phone books, shredded paper, paper bags, aluminum cans, steel cans and corrugated cardboard. The recycling facility is also collecting Electronic Waste. A fee of 10 cents per pound is being charged to recycle this product. The Colfax County Recycling Facility is open Monday and Wednesday from 3 to 6 p.m. Thursday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon SCHUYLER GOLF CLUB Steak Fry - Saturday, November 8th - from 5-9 pm Prime Rib Sandwich - Friday, November 14 from 11- 1pm Breakfast Brunch - Sunday, November 23 from 8:30-12 pm Every Monday - Hamburger & Fries - $3.75 from 6-9 pm Every Wednesday - Wing Night from 6-9 pm Everyone is Welcome! Page 6 NO VE M B E R NE WSL E T T E R Schuyler Public Library November 2014 Schedule International Games Day JoinUsForSpecialActivities OnSaturday,Nov.15 Adult Activities Lunch Time Mobile Device Help, 12:00-1:00 p.m. Fridays. Come learn how to work with your tablet, load apps, and download eBooks, audio books, and magazines. Library Board Meeting-Tuesday, Nov. 11 @ 5:15 p.m. Book Discussion Group-Tuesday, Nov. 11 @ 7 p.m. – Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese. If You Are Interested in Genealogy, Check Out Our Newspapers on Microfilm! Thanksgiving Schuyler Public Library will be closed Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Nov. 25, 26 & 27 for the Thanksgiving holiday. Youth Activities Gaming Afternoons Craft Days Movie Night Nov 14 & 21 Nov 6 & 13 Nov 20 Stop in Friday afternoons for Wii and Xbox 360 games beginning at 3 pm Stop in Thursday afternoon at 4:30 for a fun craft project Show time is at 5 pm in the Brokenicky Room. Bring your own snacks! WenowhaveAmericanGirlmagazine.Stopinandreadthelatestissue! IS SU E 5 8 Page 7 Dear Schuyler Community Members, Mark your calendars for the first weekend in December! The Schuyler Area Chamber of Commerce, The City of Schuyler and the Schuyler Community Development Board will co-host our business “After Hours” on Friday, December 5th. Join us downtown at the Schuyler Municipal Building for a gathering of food, drinks and fellowship! The annual “Parade of Trees” sponsored by the Schuyler Area Chamber of Commerce, will also be held at the Schuyler Municipal Building on Saturday, December 6th from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. An entrance fee of $1.00 will be collected at the door. If you would like to provide a holiday item, quilt, tree, pillow, stockings or table settings, please return the form on the next page to our office. Set up of these items will be on Wednesday, December 3rd & Thursday, December 4th, prior to after hours. An integral part of the “Parade of Trees” is the “Wreath of Gifts”. Once again, we are asking for donations of one gift or gift certificate to put on or near the wreath. Raffle tickets will be sold at all the events on this weekend for $1.00 each. All proceeds received from the raffle and entrance fee will be donated to support the Salvation Army. A drawing for the winner of the “Wreath of Gifts” will be held on Saturday, December 6th, after the “Parade of Trees” has closed. We will need your gifts by 5:00 p.m. Thursday, December 4th for the “Wreath of Gifts”. You may drop your gifts off at the Chamber office or Schuyler Municipal Building any time between now and the 4th. If you are unable to deliver the gift, please call the office at 402-352-5472 and I will make arrangements to pick up the gift. Santa will be visiting with the children, Saturday, December 6th from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m at the Colfax Theatre. We will be having Santa arrive by fire truck again this year! Santa will visit with the children, one by one, about what’s on their Christmas list this year on the stage of the Theatre. Your Schuyler Area Chamber of Commerce sponsors these events to help draw more shoppers to Schuyler. Your generosity and participation is sincerely appreciated! Thank you, Patty Schmidt, Interim Director SACC Board of Directors David Hild, President Steve Bailey John Crouch Laura Cuda Gwen Mach Don Meister Connie Peters Barbara Pokorny John Sayer Page 8 John Rice Chamber Office Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday 8:30 A.M.-11:00 A.M. 11:30 A.M.-2:00 P.M. Thursday 11:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M. Contact Patty Schmidt at 352-5472 or email at [email protected] NO VE M B E R NE WSL E T T E R This form is for you or anyone you think would be interested in participating. No entry fee - We’d like as much participation as possible! * SCHUYLER AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ENTRY FORM Name of Business, Organization, Church or Individual: _________________________________________________________________________________ Contact Name: _________________________________________________________________________________ Phone Number: _________________________________________________________________________________ Please mark which activities you are interested in participating in: _____ Donation to “Wreath of Gifts” _____ “Parade of Trees” Entry Please Return to: Schuyler Area Chamber of Commerce 1107 B Street Schuyler, NE 68661 (402) 352-5472 [email protected] IS SU E 5 8 Page 9 Current 2014 Schuyler Area Chamber of Commerce Members 3D Laundromat 99¢ Store AA Farms Trucking LLC Agri-City Insurance Alegent Creighton Health All Systems Heating & Air Conditioning American Family Insurance American Heartland Insurance American Legion McLeod Post 47 AnyTime Fitness Arps Gravel & Concrete Awards and Engraving Paul Baker Roger & Sheryl Barry Mel & Joyce Baumert Benedictine Mission House Donn Bieber Black Hills Energy Bruegger’s Trucking, LLC Burrito House Byrd Financial Services Cada Electric Camp Luther of Nebraska Kathleen Cantlon Marv & Clarice Capoun Cargill Meat Solutions CASA Connection Casey's General Store Kem & Merry Cavanah Central Community College CenturyLink Larry Chaulk City of Schuyler Cobblestone Inn & Suites Colfax County Senior Citizen Center Colfax Theater Columbus Telegram/Area Choice Gene & Del Cunningham Deano's Drive-In Liquor, Inc. Didier’s Grocery Lyle & Nicholas Dostal Dry Creek Farms Dry Creek Custom Application Eagle Communications Gerald & Claire Ehernberger El Paisano Elegant Touch by CP Eyecare Associates Cleo Fayman Rick & Gail Fickle Richard Folda Fraternal Order of Eagles Frontier Cooperative Company Gall’s Lawn Service George Repair Glodowski Construction Golden Living Center Gold Mine Family Restaurant & Gold Diggers Sports Grill Great Plains Taxidermy Groene Chiropractic Maryln Grubbs H & R Block John Healy Tom Healy Healy Agri Service Homestead Bank Honest John's Used Cars J & B Auto JEO J P Construction Jackson Services Lance & Stacie Johnson Jorge’s Carpet Cleaning & Auto Detail Karel and Seckman Law Offices Keep Schuyler Beautiful Alden Kment Knights of Columbus Lavern & Isabelle Kracl Kracl Funeral Chapel Kracl Garage Allan & Shirley Krejci Gerald & Alma Krejci Kroeger Body Shop Land Mark Management and Realty Libreria Cristiana Lonnie’s Homes Lopez Liquor Loup Public Power District Lower Platte North NRD Lambert & Angie Maca Eunice Marxsen McClure’s Flowers Plus Curt & Teresa Mentzer Midwest Storage Marlene Moore Moore Excavating Moses Merrill Camp & Conference Center Don & Joan Muehlich WO & Marie Myrick Neighbor Works NOR-AM Cold Storage OfficeNet Paleteria Oasis Ronald & Shelley Papa Parkview One Stop Parolek Construction Pazzaz Hair Salon & Tanning Pedersen Dental Pekny & Associates, CPA’s PC Pinnacle Apartments Pinnacle Bank Pizza Hut Barbara Pokorny Power Wash USA Prairie Valley Farms Pupuseria El Rinconcto 2 Q C Supply Reinecke Motor Company Restaurante La Gloria Richard's Garage Dr. David & Maxine Roberts Rotary Club Paul & Peg Rupprecht Schneider Oil Company Schuyler Community Development Schuyler Community Schools Schuyler Community Schools Foundation Schuyler Co-op Schuyler Dental Clinic Schuyler Department of Utilities Schuyler Education Association Schuyler Fire & Rescue Department Schuyler Fireman's Auxiliary Schuyler Golf Club Schuyler Historical Society Schuyler Housing Agency Schuyler Inn Schuyler Insurance Schuyler Lumber Company Schuyler Pharmacy Schuyler Physical Therapy Schuyler Public Library Foundation Schuyler Veterinary Clinic Sertoma Club Skyhawk Transfer St. Benedict Center St. John’s Lutheran Church State Farm Ins. Sharan Stoltenberg Studio A Dance Academy Subway Dr. Merlin Sucha Francis & Mary Svoboda Svoboda Funeral Home Taqueria Hernandez The Schuyler Sun The UPS Store Theilen Farms Trucking LLC Val Theisen Tienda Mexicana Chichihualco Tiny’s Bar Tonya LeGrande & Associates Tri County Ag Service, Inc. Trinity Lutheran Church UNL Extension Colfax County Versatile Support Services Inc. VFW & Auxiliary Jeffrey & Peggy Wachal Waste Connections Dan & Chris Wisnieski Eunice Woods Next Chamber Board Meeting will be November 11th, at noon at the Chamber Office. Minutes of all meetings available at the Chamber Office.
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