Chamber News

Chamber News
Issue 58
Thank you to the Colfax County Foundation for hosting our October After
Hours! We appreciate your support!
November Newsletter
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
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
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
Halloween Costume Contest
Recycling News
Christmas Activities & Form
Chamber Members
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!
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2014 Halloween
Ages 0-2:
1st Alexis Kracl
as a Pumpkin,
2nd Jase Cuda as
a Monkey
3rd Zayra Nayeli
Grado as a
Ages 3-5:
1st Harley Raines as a Pirate
2nd Grace Svatora as a Fairy
3rd Nolen Vanicek as a Combat ninga.
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
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Age 9 and older:
1st Maria Mendez
as a Vending
Machine, 2nd
Tyler Kramar as a
Headless being ,
and 3rd Lucy
Mendez as
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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
Theater Hours:
Friday & Saturday 7:00 PM
Adults $6 and Students $5
Sunday 2:00 PM
Everyone $5
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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.
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
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]
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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
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!
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Schuyler Public Library
November 2014 Schedule
International Games Day
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!
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!
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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
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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.
11:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M.
Contact Patty Schmidt
at 352-5472
or email at
[email protected]
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!
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]
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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
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
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
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
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.