Sandy June 2016 Newsletter - Cozad Chamber of Commerce
Serving Businesses Since 1934
Davis Family Dental
Celebrating 10 Years
Now Offering Fastbraces!
Davis Family Dental
Cozad Bible Church
opens Loving Arms Mission!
Cozad Bible Church
Lucky Chuck’s Express
Lucky Chuck’s Express
Cozad Family Oil
Painting Portraits on
loan from Sheldon
A MUST SEE!
Splash Pad Ribbon Cutting
Licky’s Tire & Lube Ribbon
Congressman Adrian Smith Visit
Robert Henri Arts Festival
Lucky’s Tire & Lube
Golf Tournament Highlights
Thank-you to ALL of our
EAGLE & BIRDIE
DAD Industry Appreciation Day
Golf Tournament * June 8, 2016!
Robert Henri Museum News
Golf Tournaments Highlights
2016 Nebraska State Air Show
Robert Henri Arts Festival
Bands, Brews & BBQs
CH AM BER CHA TT ER
The Robert Henri Art Gallery has
received the original John J. Cozad
family portraits from the Sheldon
Museum of Art which will be on
display in the gallery now through
October 2016. The paintings on loan
were made possible by a donation from
Paulsen Inc. in memory of Shirley &
Ike Paulsen. They can be viewed
Tuesday - Saturday from 10am-5pm.
The public is also invited to attend an
Artist’s Reception to welcome Fred
Cowie, June Artist-in-Residence, on
June 2 from 5-7pm at the Robert
Cozad Child Care Hamburger &
Hot Dog Feed
Saturday, June 4th
Sonny’s Super Foods Parking Lot
Summer Food Service Program
June 6th- July 22nd.
Monday-Friday 11:30AM-12:30PM at the
Cozad High School Commons. Free for
any child under the age of 18. Adults
$3.75. No service on July 4th.
Industry Appreciation Day
Wed, June 8th at
Cozad Country Club
1:00PM Golf Scramble
3:00PM Pitch Tournament
6:00PM Social Hour & Dinner
Contact Dawson Area Development to
Nebraska Fellowship Meeting
June 9-12, 2016 at Mt Zion Primitive
Baptist Church (11th & K)
For more info contact:
Elder Thomas Bond 308-784-5518 home
NE State Fly-in & Airshow
Fri June 10th and Sat June 11th
Cozad Municipal Airport
Gates open each day at 10:00 a.m. and
close at 4:00p.m. Oﬀsite designated
parking with shuttle service.
FREEWILL DONATIONS WILL BE
ACCEPTED AND APPRECIATED!
Visit cozadchamber.com for details!!
Camp Comeca Open House
Sunday, June 12th from 1:00PM-4:00PM
Come see what Camp Comeca
(75670 Rd 417) has to oﬀer!
Enjoy archery, crafts, rock wall,
swimming pool, games and more!
If you sign up for summer camp during
the open house, you will receive
10% oﬀ of registration!
For more info call Josey at 785-418-8620.
Pony Express Re-ride
Thursday, June 23rd
Riders will gallop over a 1966 mile
route from California to Missouri,
following the historic Pony Express
Mail Service route.
Riders will stop in Cozad at
Veteran’s Memorial Park around
5:30PM for supper.
Robert Henri Arts Festival
Saturday, June 25th 10AM-5PM
at the Robert Henri Museum
Come, enjoy work by local artists and
artisans as we keep Henri's Art Spirit
alive! There will be art demonstrations,
live music, and food vendors.
Please contact Caroline Gaudreault
308-529-1442 to reserve your space or
Summer of Smiles
Free Swimming Fridays
Summer of Smiles Free Fridays are here!
We are pleased to announce that in
celebration of our 10th year in practice,
Davis Family Dental, LLC will be
covering the cost of the entry fee to the
Cozad Swimming Pool for children 18
and under every Friday starting June 3.We
will also be providing popsicles!
Dr. Davis loves taking care of children
and their experience in our oﬃce will be
one without fear, which in turn develops
into a lifetime of healthy teeth. Head to
the pool on Fridays and
enjoy a day of fun on us!
Don’t forget your sunscreen! #decadeofdentistry
Shriner’s Vidalia Onions
Vidalia onions are available at
Zook’s Welding (320 E 5th St)
$10 for a 10lb. bag.
All proceeds go to the Shriner’s.
Zook’s Hours are 8:00AM-5:30PM
Mon-Fri 8:00AM-Noon Sat
New Chamber Member - Cozad
Montgomery Family Ltd.
Cozad Alfalfa are proud to oﬀer
consistently high-quality, organic
dehydrated alfalfa pellets. Cozad Alfalfa
is located at 715 West Railroad Street in
Cozad and can be contacted at
Montgomery Family Ltd. operates a
commercial Red Angus herd, and have
found themselves adapting their
operation to fit into the beef cattle
niche markets. They raise natural Red
Angus calves, and through retaining
ownership, they can ensure that their
cattle are handled in a humane and
quality environment from the pasture,
to your plate. Though their operation
has been in business for the past 100
years,the cattle farms of Montgomery
family are fully equipped to meet the
needs of the beef market of the future.
New Chamber Member Around the Block Catering
Owned and managed by Jolene Block,
Around The Block Catering was
previously known as Lundgren’s BBQ &
Catering and is located east of Cozad at
the District 22Event Center.
(75905 Road 431 - Lexington)
Around The Block Catering oﬀers their
well known smoked meats along with a
variety of side dishes, sandwiches, wraps,
and desserts. The District 22 Event
Center is available for meetings,
reunions, wedding and anniversary
receptions and more.
Contact Jolene at 308-325-6547 or
Shop at Chamber Businesses for your chance
to win $25 Weekly in Cozad Cash Dollars
$3,621,950.00 Spent In Cozad!
Based solely on the number of cards turned into the Chamber oﬃce.
all of our winners!
Board of Public Works
Board of Public Works
Davis Family Dental Celebrating 10 Years
Davis Family Dental 2016
Family Dental 2006
THE BEST JOURNEY ALWAYS TAKES US HOME
The year 2006 was one full of many life changing events for the Davis family. With a two-year-old at
home, we welcomed our second child, took board exams, graduated from dental school, moved out of our
home and started a new dental practice all in a matter of a months’ time. And yes, we planned it that way.
It was at times very overwhelming, but there was one thing that was very comforting in all that chaos; we
were moving home.
In the blink of an eye ten years have passed since then! Davis Family Dental, LLC is celebrating a decade
of dentistry and our family has grown into soon-to-be seventh, fifth and first graders. We are incredibly
blessed and are so grateful to the Cozad community for giving us such a beautiful place to raise a family
and own a business. It remains our goal to give back as much as we
can both personally and professionally. Let us share with you some of
our newest endeavors.
Summer of Smiles Free Fridays are here! We are pleased to announce
that in celebration of our 10th year in practice, Davis Family Dental,
LLC will be covering the cost of the entry fee to the Cozad
Swimming Pool for children 18 and under every Friday starting June 3.
We will also be providing popsicles! Dr. Davis loves taking care of
children and their experience in our oﬃce will be one without fear,
which in turn develops into a lifetime of healthy teeth. Head to the
pool on Fridays and enjoy a day of fun on us! Don’t forget your
We also have some even bigger news to share. As you may know, Dr.
Davis has been on an incredible journey with Fastbraces® this past
year. Because of his impeccable case results, he was asked to join
their team of 5 other speakers in the United States to teach
Fastbraces® technology to other general dentists and orthodontists
around the country. He embraced this opportunity and has been
speaking in cities such as Dallas, San Diego, Los Angeles, Detroit,
Salt Lake City, Ft. Lauderdale, New York City, Atlanta, Washington,
D.C. and Toronto. Talk about an amazing experience for a kid from
central Nebraska! You’d think this would be his favorite part of his
job, right? Not Dr. Davis. The most rewarding part of his
Fastbraces® experience is seeing the new smiles he has created and
how they have changed his patients’ lives one at a time. Fastbraces®
technology is revolutionizing.
Tim Davis & Family 2006
Created by an orthodontist, this patented triangular bracket allows the root
and crown of the tooth to move at the same time with lower force resulting
in less discomfort for the patient and less time in braces, with most patients
completing their treatment in less than one year. Most cases can be treated
without extracting teeth, creating a fuller smile and better bite. Fastbraces®
is true comprehensive orthodontics and Dr. Davis is the first and only
general dentist in central Nebraska to be awarded Master Provider status
designating him as an expert in the technology. Fastbraces® is available in
40 diﬀerent countries around the world and we are so proud to be oﬀering it
right here in Cozad.
And now for our biggest news! We just returned from Dallas, TX where Dr.
Davis was presented the Fastbraces® Speaker’s Hall of Fame award. We
thought since everything is bigger in Texas we should bring something big
home to you. In conjunction with our 10 year celebration and Dr. Davis’
latest award, we are oﬀering $1000 oﬀ of Fastbraces® now through July 4!
Fastbraces® is changing our lives. Let us help you change yours too!
Consultations are FREE! Check out our new website at
www.cozaddentist.com or call us at 308-784-3377.
Thank you for allowing us to share this exciting news with you! Of course,
we will continue to provide you with nearly every type of dentistry you need
from implants to dentures, braces to root canals and first dental visits to
routine cleanings; all with compassionate care and clinical expertise. We are
grateful for all of our journeys, but the one that leads us home is always the
very best. Thank you, Cozad.
Tim Davis & Family 2016
Splash Pad Ribbon Cutting
A Ribbon Cutting took place at the new Splash Pad at Centennial (Candy Cane) Park on May 27. Mayor Nancy
Meyer was present to cut the ribbon and was joined by several from the City of Cozad, City Council,
Ambassadors and Chamber Board Members. Several children were present to enjoy the new water feature
following the Ribbon Cutting even though the weather was quite chilly! Many thanks to the City of Cozad for
their great planning and implementation of the Splash Pad! It’s promising to be a fun and exciting addition to our
Cozad Bible Church & Loving Arms Mission
“To MAGNIFY Jesus Christ. Carrying out His MISSION to make disciples. MOTIVATED by love for God and people.
in faith. Bringing people into MEMBERSHIP in God’s family and unleashing them for MINISTRY in the world” is
the purpose of the Cozad Bible Church located at 1602 O Street. The Cozad Bible Church was started in 1959 and is celebrating 57
years of service in Cozad!
Cozad Bible Church has long supported local and worldwide missions, and has recently expanded those missions even further.
Their latest focus is reaching well beyond their church doors to
the hurting and those in need within our community and Liberia.
Several years ago, the resident of the home just north of the
church oﬀered Cozad Bible Church the option to be the first to
purchase the residence when the time to sell the property came
around. At the time, the church members did not know what
God’s purpose for the building would be, but they knew that
God had a plan for the property, therefore they accepted the
The Lord had put ‘missions’ on the heart of many within the
Cozad Bible Church family, so when the opportunity to purchase
the home north of the church arose, the Cozad Bible Church
congregation united together to purchase and remodel the home
to be used for ministry and mission purposes that would benefit
the community of Cozad and children in Liberia.
They’ve called the building and mission Loving Arms
Following the remodel, the popular handmade
baskets from Ghana that were taking up a lot of space
in the church building, were placed in the Loving Arms Mission building to be sold.
Proceeds from the basket sales go to aid desperate children and families in Liberia. The
vibrant colors and quality of the handmade baskets have made them very easy to sell.
When a new order comes in, Stacey Calhoun posts the baskets on the Cozad Bible
Church Facebook page and they sell very quickly with the funds from the baskets going
to Julie Alexander of Operation Liberia so that she can continue to reach to the Liberian
Currently the proceeds from the basket sales are purchasing doors and desks for a Liberian school.
“The children use tires as desks because there are no doors on the school to prevent desks from being stolen. We are purchasing
seven steel doors for the school to protect the desks that will be later purchased for the children.” shared Stacey.
Several within the Cozad Bible Church family felt the need within the community to
have a place to go to pray and leave prayer requests for continued prayer support. The
recent War Room movie led a small group within the church to prepare a room in the
Loving Arms Mission for just that purpose. The room has comfortable seating and
tablets and pens for those who wish to leave a prayer request in the cupboards within the
room. Others come into the room to pray over the prayer requests that have been left
behind. Prayer meetings are in the process of being scheduled for those wishing to pray
in a group or for each other. The dates and times
will be posted on the Cozad Bible Church
Plans to expand the Loving Arms Mission store
include local artisan jewelry and more locally
made products with proceeds going to missions.
For those wishing to purchase baskets, the store
will be open Wednesdays & Thursdays from 8am-3pm. Shoppers are welcome to stop by to
shop throughout the week and if there is someone working at the church, they will be glad
to open up the store for them.
Pastor JC Calhoun has been leading the Cozad Bible Church since 2004. Following the birth of JC
and Stacey’s twin girls, the couple felt the need to raise their children in the Lord and during a
meeting with a local minister in Stapleton, JC accepted Christ as his Savior. Within a year, JC felt
the Lord calling him into ministry. He attended and graduated from New Tribes Bible in Jackson,
Following college, JC and Stacey were oﬀered a position at Christian Heritage Childrens’ Home in
Kearney. They spent a year totally caring for 8 teenage girls that were wards of the state.
Pastor JC took a pastoral position in Elsmere, NE for 2 years. He was oﬀered an internship at the
Cozad Bible Church which he pastored for a year before the church board oﬀered him a permanent
pastoral position in 2004.
Pastor JC and Stacey have a personal goal to encourage their church attendees to get to know each
in a more personal way in an eﬀort to build a family like ministry within the church and they feel
that after 12 years of ministry this personal goal is taking place.
In each ministry they have been a part of, their experience has prepared them for the next ministry
the Lord had planned for them.
In an eﬀort to reach out further to the local community, they are in the process of planning and
putting together Welcome to Cozad Packets for newcomers to the community. They have a desire to
plan an event to honor local veterans within the year.
Another mission they working on is purchasing books and information for ministry encouragement,
marriages, etc. to make available to the public through Loving Arms Mission.
The Sunday Morning Worship Service is a mix of traditional and contemporary worship music with
a worship band. Sunday School classes for children and adults begin at 9:15AM with the worship
service following at 10:30AM. All are invited to attend.
Adventure Club for kids is scheduled from October - April on Wednesday evenings at 6:30 PM at the church.
A Ladies Bible Study at Meadowlark Pointe takes place every Monday Night at 7PM. A Ladies Bible Study is also oﬀered at the
church on Thursday mornings at 9AM.
For more information, call 784-3675 or email them at [email protected] See them on Facebook at https://
Ribbon Cutting - Licky’s Tire & Lube owned
by Billy Lechleitner
From Left to Right: Mary Ristine, Dick Ristine, Shawna Lechleitner, Scott Trusdale, Bonnie Lechleitner, Savanna Porter, Penny
States, Keela Lechleitner, John States, Donna Lechleitner, Roz Trusdale, Billy Lechleitner, Tanner Lechleitner, Lindsay Erickson,
Mercadise Lechleitner, Kiley Porter, PJ Jacobson, Clint Leﬄer, Susan Kloepping, Robyn Geiser, Diana Toner, Ryan Groteluschen,
The Cozad Chamber of Commerce held a Ribbon Cutting on May 11 for Licky's Tire & Lube (410 East Hwy 30),
owned and managed by Billy Lechleitner. Licky's Tire & Lube can handle your oil changes, tune-ups, brakes, shocks,
struts, minor auto repair, fluids, flushes, new tires and tire repair, fuel filters, fuel induction services and soon they will
be oﬀering rock chip repair which will be free in most cases. They can also replace your wiper blades for the rainy
season that is upon us. Give them a call at 308-784-5585 or visit them on Facebook for their services and special sales
Lucky Chuck’s Express owned by Clark & Dianne Laier
The Cozad Chamber of Commerce would like to welcome new
chamber member, Lucky Chuck’s Express owned by Clark &
Dianne Laier. Lucky Chuck’s Express oﬀers BBQ and catering
services. Clark is famous for his Lucky Chuck style nachos,
smoked meats, ribs, smoked turkey, prime rib and chicken. “I
make my chicken the way I want them. I get the large chicken
wings and put a rub on them, smoke them and then deep fat fry
them so they are crispy
on the outside and smoky
on the inside” shared
Lucky Chuck’s Express has catered weddings and events across the state and
as far as Minneapolis, Memphis and Denver. “I go about anywhere.” stated
Clark. “Usually when I cater for wedding services, I serve my famous nachos
and fruit salad for appetizers following the wedding while guests wait for the
wedding party to arrive. It gives guests something to munch on while they
The BBQ Sampler Plate is one of Clark’s
more popular orders. The plate includes 2 side dishes and ribs, wings brisket and
Clark really enjoys smoking whole hogs for large
events which can serve up to 1,000 people. “The
new thing now is smoking just the back leg of the
hog which is perfect for smaller groups of around 50
people.” shared Clark. For slightly larger groups,
Clark will cook several back legs at one time.
Lucky Chuck’s popular side dishes are homemade
mash potatoes, southwest sweet corn, Lucky
Chuck’s BBQ beans, coleslaw, cinnamon bear
carrots, and red green beans.
“My hot new main dessert is Apple Pie Nachos
and they have been a big hit!” stated Clark.
When asked what inspired him to cook, Clark shared how
much he enjoyed grilling and cooking with his dad growing up.
His dad had been a cook in the Army at one time. Clark has
fond memories of the times they spent grilling together in the
backyard of their home.
About the time Clark started his own catering business with
his wife, Dianne, his sister-in-law, Becky had met Shadi
Aboushady owner and chef of Bella Italia. Clark learned some
tips about marinades, seasonings and pairing wine with food
from Shadi. “I’ve incorporated what I’ve learned from Shadi into my grilling and
smoking.” shared Clark. “I make a great marinated flat iron steak and smoked pork
Clark’s been known
to do some dealing
and trading with his
BBQ and ended up
making a hog leg deal
as part of a Plum
transaction. Left to
right: Clark Laier &
In the 14 years Clark has been in the catering
business, he has learned to create his own
sauces such as his famous Honey Bourbon
Apricot Sauce to compliment his smoked and
“I like cooking ribs because people like eating
them,” stated Clark.
“Camp Maranatha is a wonderful camp that
my kids attended. I know that camp
experience had an impact on the lives of my
kids. Both my kids were baptized in the lake
at Maranatha. I feel it is so important for kids
to have the opportunity to go to camp. Our family has always enjoyed the time we’ve spent at Camp Maranatha
over the 4th of July,” shared Clark.
Clark knows that sending a child or several children to camp can be very expensive. Clark has had many
fundraisers for kids going to camp or on a mission trip. He feels it is important for kids to take part in the
fundraiser. He has the kids get orders for his smoked St. Louis Ribs ribs before they are cooked. “I sell my ribs and
turn 25% over to the kids. So a lot of times that adds up to around $5 per rack the
Those that purchase the ribs then pick them up from Clark at a certain location on
a certain day. He does make allowances for people who cannot pick up their order
at that time. The kids usually make several hundred to $1,000 or more from Clark’s
Currently he is working on a Lucky Chuck’s Rib Fundraiser for L2 FOR KIDS for
kids within Dawson County on Wednesday, July 13 during DC Fair Family Night.
He will be located at Plum Creek Motors in Lexington to take orders for the ribs
and will deliver the ribs for pick-up on Saturday, July 16 at Plum Creek Motors. He
will be oﬀering his Nachos and Nacho Q’s for sale during both dates.
Clark shared that he would like to do more fundraisers of this sort for other nonprofit organizations, or for kids wanting to attend a camp or a mission trip. He
feels it is a great way to promote his product while helping a good cause at the
same. He can easily handle 400-500 racks of ribs for large fundraisers which adds up
to $2000-$2500 donation to the non-profit organization or mission.
In his spare time, Clark enjoys hunting and putting on backyard parties. He loves
traveling to festivals in search of food ideas. “I’m always learning and asking
questions.” stated Clark. “I love going places and meeting new people and I love to
get out in the country and fix fence where there are no crowds or interruptions and
I can work at my own pace.”
To visit with Clark about catering an event or fundraiser, call 308-325-0219.
Be sure to check out Lucky Chuck’s Express on Facebook at https://
Congressman Adrian Smith Visit
The Cozad Chamber of Commerce hosted Nebraska
Third Congressional District Representative Adrian
Smith for a talk on Friday, May 6 at the Cozad Grand
The first issue Smith addressed was excessive
healthcare regulations and their impact on small rural
hospitals, which are known as critical care hospitals.
One burdensome regulation requirement, in order to be
reimbursed from Medicare, is that hospitals will be to
required to have a doctor on staff in the building at all
times even if the Medicare patient is just getting a blood
draw from a phlebotomist. In smaller communities,
doctors are close and readily available, making this
regulation expensive and an unnecessary financial
burden for smaller communities.
He said all hospitals are different and serve their
patients according to the expertise of their providers and shouldn’t be hampered by government regulations.
One infamous healthcare regulation is the 96-hour-rule. This regulation requires that a patient be treated and discharged
within 96 hours; if this is not possible in a critical care hospital the patient must be referred to a larger hospital for more
Smith said he has proposed legislation that seeks to address onerous healthcare regulations. He admitted he is hopeful
about making a change for the better because his bill has bi-partisan support with many co-sponsors.
Congressman Smith lamented the lack of productivity and gridlock that comes from divided government, meaning the
Republicans control the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate but the Democrats control the White House.
This means any bill passed by a Republican Congress can be vetoed and killed by the president.
A long-term objective of Republicans in Congress is tax reform, a goal that Smith described as “the low hanging fruit”
of issues because consensus for change was already there in both political parties.
“We are working on tax reform. When you look at the complications of the current tax code, it’s a mess. It’s frustrating
as a policy maker. There is an industry in Washington that trades on the complexities of the tax code,” Smith said.
With a 10,000 page tax code, complications of the tax code make it easy for dishonest people to cheat on their taxes and
harder for honest people to comply. Simplifying the tax code would help our economy and would be easier to enforce.
He feels we need a neutral tax code; no increase and no decrease and a broader base tax code with a lower rate.
There was a dire need to simplify the tax code because compliance with the tax code cost business owners, the selfemployed and regular working taxpayers 200 billion a year in lost productivity and expenses, Smith said.
One of the most dire issues facing the country, its $19 trillion debt. It cannot be solved by slashing the federal budget or
taxing, Smith said. “The most effective way is to grow our economy so that more can pay taxes,” he said.
The pool of taxpayers needed will not take place simply from growing an economy with higher wage earners, but by
forcing immigrants employed in the country to pay taxes back to the system that provides services and the infrastructure
they use, Smith said.
On national security, Smith said he was in favor of promoting more efficiency in the defense and would even support
looking at cutting costs in the Pentagon. However, he fears if the Pentagon is cut too much, it will compromise security
and could take too much time to rebuild it.
Smith said he shared the opinion that President Barack Obama’s continued war on coal, through excessive regulations,
is being felt in Nebraska through the layoffs of workers with Union Pacific.
Term limits for members of Congress was not an idea Smith supported because he said it would empower lobbyists.
It was no surprise that few pro-growth bills were passing and becoming law, because the Republican Congress did not
have a veto-proof two-thirds majority. This means once both houses of Congress pass a bill, if the president vetoes it the
bill dies and can’t become law because the veto proof majority to over-ride the veto is not there, he said.
The group in attendance thanked Congressman Smith for his representation in Washington on our behalf.
Robert Henri Art Gallery
The Robert Henri Art Gallery has received the originals of John J.
family portraits from the Sheldon Museum of Art which will be
on display in the gallery now through October 2016. The paintings on
loan were made possible by a donation from Paulsen Inc. in memory of
Shirley & Ike Paulsen. This joins the permanent collection of Robert
Henri sketches and Queen Mariana painting. They can be viewed
Tuesday - Saturday from 10am-5pm.
Other summer plans for the Robert Henri Museum & Art Gallery
include Artist in Residence, Fred Cowie, water color artist who will be
featured in the museum through the month of June. Fred will be oﬀering
art classes and discussions through the month of June and he will be
painting around the area throughout the month.
Also in June, the museum is hosting their 1st Annual Robert Henri Arts
Festival on June 25 at the museum from 10am-5pm in celebration of Robert Henri’s 151st birthday. They will be featuring
local artisans and demonstrations, as well as vendors and live music throughout the day.
Cory Koch will be the Artist of the Month of July. Cory is known for his beautiful
artistic still and motion photography.
Cory stated, “For me, image taking and image making are often comparable to attempting to
preserve a fragment of a dream upon waking. One must record the moment before it fades away.
A common theme of much of my work is capturing the beauty and complexity of the aging
process, with a focus on colors and textures.
I see old rusting vehicles, abandoned homes, and other objects as a metaphor for the human
experience of getting older.
Creating images of vanishing relics of Americana, gives an extended life to those objects and the
stories and lives connected with them.
When I have completed the digital image, it is then infused into a sheet of aluminum, which
often allows available light to create a translucent luminance, which adds a new dimension to
My life experience is enriched by the story that each image communicates. I hope the viewer of
my work will share in this experience.”
In August the museum will feature Artist of the Month Beth Cole who specializes in
Beth stated, “I am a former
web designer turned art learner and maker. I live in Merna with my
husband, Gary. I was raised with a great appreciation for music and
the arts and I have always wanted to paint. When I turned 50, it was
time. I paint mostly with oil and pastel.
I think my paintings come from a desire to express what I feel as I grow
older...gratefulness, joy, restoration, optimism, hope. I try to paint what
I see as the light falls on the land and the figure.
I have studied painting in person with Marla Baggetta, Fealing Lin
and Lester Lee, and online with Gillian Lee Smith, Barry John
Raybould and many other accomplished artists. I think practice is one
of the best ways to learn and every painting has taught me something.
When I am not creating I like to play music, read, grab my camera and
chase light, or go for a walk. I enjoy travel and photography adventures
with my husband as well as visits from our grown children and grandsons.”
Bryon Line works Realist, Impressionist and Expressionist styles in a variety of
media, with many themes and subjects. His art is highly colorful. He is known as a
Prairie Impressionist artist and will be featured as the Artist of the Month of
Bryon stated, “My family was originally from Eddyville NE and I have many relatives that
still in Dawson and Custer Counties. I am also a painter and draw by way of hobby. I am a
retired national security/intelligence oﬃcer professional & military veteran (Army Oﬃcer).
My art work concentrates, in a mostly Impressionist style, in portrait, landscapes and
cityscapes, still life, and other objects. I am familiar with Robert Henri’s and the Ash Can
school as well as his origins as Robert Henry Cozad in Cozad. I have been featured in
galleries in Colorado, historical museums in Colorado and in Dawson County, the Pentagon,
MCC Omaha, Bellevue University, several corporate headquarters in Northern Virginia,
and in the veterans sponsored New Century Art Guild in Kimballton, Iowa. My work has
also been featured on Omaha commercial television as part of my volunteer work promoting
veterans art therapy this past winter.
I try to include vanishing small town and country culture views in my work, especially of
things in/near Dawson County, and across the state of Nebraska. I’ve long admired the Robert Henri birthplace museum and know the gallery has grown well
in recent years.”
Visit the Robert Henri Museum & Art Gallery
with your friends and family throughout the summer
to experience and appreciate the immense beauty and expression of art.
Reception for our featured artists are scheduled as follows:
Fred Cowie - June 2 from 5-7pm
Cory Koch - July 1 from 5-7pm
Beth Cole - August 5 from 5-7pm
Bryon Line - September 1 from 5-7pm
The public is invited to attend the artists’ receptions to welcome them to our
community and view the beauty of their talent.
Saturday June 4, 2016
Sonny’s Super Foods Parking Lot
11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Cozad Chamber Golf Tournament
Frontier Home Medical - $500 Cash Bucks
Cozad Telephone - $400 Cash Bucks
Cozad Community Health System - $300 Cash Bucks
Homestead Bank - $500 Cash Bucks
Marcy Feik Team - $400 Cash Bucks
Homestead Insurance - $300 Cash Bucks
Thanks to these business for providing awesome FLAG PRIZES!
Homestead Bank - Cooler
Shelter Ins. - Bag of golf supplies
Homestead Ins. - Carrier, cooler, koozies, $25 Cash Bucks
Shoemaker Seed & Agronomy - 2 sets of hat, insulated coffee mug,
Natural Escapes - Planter Basket with Flowers
Hi Gain Feedlot - Two $50 for steaks at Sonny’s Super Foods
THANK-YOU EAGLE SPONSORS!
THANK-YOU BIRDIE SPONSORS!
2016 Nebraska State Fly-In & Air Show
“Courtesy of the Red, White & Blue”
Cozad Municipal Airport (CZD)
June 10-11, 2016
Prange Aerial Photography
Friday, June 10
Tandem Skydiving from 8am-8pm
(Call 308-240-1881 for pricing or to Schedule
FREE Young Eagle Airplane Rides for kids
7-17 from 3-7PM
Helicopter Rides $50/person (Time to be determined)
Remembering Our Fallen Wall Display 4-8PM
Prime Rib Dinner & USO style show & entertainment 6:30PM
(Pre-sold ticketed event (no minors)
Saturday, June 11
FREE ADMISSION * FREEWILL DONATIONS ACCEPTED
Bring your lawn chairs/blankets for the show!
9AM - Gates Open to public (offsite parking for public)
Aircraft Fly-In and live AIR SHOW
EXHIBITS & VENDORS
Remembering the Fallen Wall Display
Static Military & Antique Aircraft Displays
Lots of Kids Activities (Jump house, rock climbing wall, hands on
kids activities for all ages)
Featuring musical entertainer Justin Kane!
Visit CozadChamber.com or call Mid State Aviation 308-784-3868 for more information!
MANY THANKS TO OUR CORPORATE AND ECONOMY SPONSORS!
City of Cozad
Cozad Airport Authority
& Windrum LLC
COZAD AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
2016 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Tri-City Tribune/American Lutheran Church
First Bank & Trust
Malcom & Nelson Law Office, L.L.C.
Cozad Christian Church
Cozad Floral & Gifts
Cozad Community Schools
IN THE OFFICE
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