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Aurora community announces events

The business community in Aurora is gearing up for several spring events.

?A True Colors Workshop will be held 6:30-8 p.m. May 25 at the Aurora Hospital Community Room.

Participants will learn to identify four distinct perspectives and personalities and learn vocabulary used by people to communicate the expression of their character.

The cost is $10 for chamber members and $15 for nonmembers. To register, call Coleen Foster at 678-4150.

?The Aurora chamber's second Business After Hours will be held 5:30-7 p.m. June 3. It will be sponsored by Commerce Bank at Church and Rinker in Aurora.

?An old-fashioned horseshoes and barbecue get together will be held 3 to 8 p.m. June 5 at White Park in Aurora.

Memphis-style hog-wild barbecue, horseshoe tournaments, softball, sand volleyball, basketball, tennis and swimming will be included in the community-wide event.

Golf tournament set for May 22

The Republic Area Chamber of Commerce and Republic Parks and Recreation will sponsor a four-person scramble golf tournament beginning at 8 a.m. May 22. The event will be held at Eagle Crest Golf Course, 1455 Beal Road, Republic.

The $40 per person cost includes lunch. To register, call Dewayne Long, 732-6780, or Christy Hermansen, 732-3356. Trophies for first, second and third places in three categories will be awarded. Pinegar Chevrolet will award a new car or truck if a player gets a hole in one on Hole 17.

Bank sponsors Business After Hours

Union Planters Bank will host a Business After Hours event for the Republic Area Chamber of Commerce 5-6:30 p.m. May 27 at 811 U.S. Hwy. 60 East.

New businesses open in Republic

Four new businesses have opened in Republic recently.

?A Plus Cleaning Service is owned by Pamela Nell and is located at 301-A Linwood. The phone number is 732-9314.

?Republic Truck and Van has a new owner in Tom Cunningham. The business is located at 121 Hwy. 60 West and the phone number is 732-6027.

?The Lawn Mowers, owned by Lane and Vicki Walden, has opened at 133 N. Wynwood. The phone number is 732-8409.

?The Money Store, owned by J.W. Lieblon, has opened at 956 Hwy. 60.

New construction increasing in Republic

Construction is up in the city of Republic, according to figures provided by the city.

From January to April 1999, 61 residential building permits were issued with a valuation of $5,332,567.

During the same period of 1998, 49 permits were issued with a valuation of $4,564,000.

Last year's residential permits totaled 171 with $15,134,259 in valuation, while 1997 totals were 130 permits with $10,737,900 in value.

So far in 1999, three commercial permits, with a value of $2,693,000, have been issued.

The Republic School District Kindergarten building, valued at $2,659,000, makes up the bulk of this year's commercial value, according to Randall Whitman, city planner.

That value figure for the first four months of 1999 is higher than the whole year of 1998, when 11 permits with a valuation of $2,625,753 were reported. In 1997, six commercial permits with a value of $7,554,000 were issued, while 1996 saw just one permit with a value of $50,000, according to the city.

Countryside Bank moves into new facility

One of Republic's newest banks, Countryside Bank, has moved to its new home at 520 E. Elm Street.

Countryside opened June 15, 1998, in a temporary facility and currently has nine employees.

"I'm very pleased with our growth," said Jack Muench, president and chief executive officer. The phone number remains 732-4600.

Tiger Sports Connection open on 174

Kevin and Robin Bouchard recently opened Tiger Sports Connection Inc. at 812 E. Hwy. 174.

The sports retail store features high-quality equipment for football, baseball, basketball, and soccer, plus cleated shoes and sports clothing by Bike.

Tiger Sports Connection also supplies sports team uniforms and will offer screen printing in the future. It is open 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon-5 p.m. Sunday.

The telephone number at Tiger Sports Connection is 732-4211.[[In-content Ad]]


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