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Our Savior Lutheran Church’s 40th Birthday

On September 12, 1976, a group of 40 Christians met at the Lions Club in Whitney to worship their Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. They were led by Rev. Jerome Teichmiller, who at the time served as the pastor of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Clifton.

By Pentecost of 1977 they had completed the necessary work for them to charter and give birth to Our Savior Lutheran Church of Whitney.

We invite you to join us for the celebration of the 40th birthday of Our Savior Lutheran Church on Pentecost, June 4, 2017 at 4 pm. A light reception will be offered. To help us prepare, please RSVP by phone to 254-694-3234, or by email to PWottrich@aol.com, no later than Friday, 5/26.

The celebration will be held at the church properties located at 117 HCR 2129E, just south of Highway 22 less than a mile west of the intersection of highways 22 and 933.

Chartering Pastor, Rev. Teichmiller, will be the featured guest at our celebration. Present Pastor, Rev. Philip Wottrich, will be there as well. And we hope you will, too!

Check out some of the Auction Items we have received for the Awards Dinner – Thursday, February 2, 2017!

A big thank you to these donors:

  • A Tisket A Tasket – Two (2) Gift Certificates
  • Arrowhead Resort – Butterfly Glass Picture Frame
  • Brookshire’s– Four (4) Gift Cards
  • Cherokee Village Resort – Stoneware Crock Pitcher/Hand Painted & Texas Coffee Table Book
  • Citizens State Bank – Camo Cooler Bag w/Supplies
  • Family Home Health Care – Autographed Hank Blalock Baseball & Autographed Troy Aikman Photo
  • First Bank & Trust – Black & Decker Chain Saw & Black & Decker Blower/Vac/Mulcher
  • HILCO Electric Co-op, Inc. –Painted Masterbuilt Electric Smokehouse
  • Lake Whitney Dental – Two (2) Phillips Sonicare Toothbrush Sets
  • Lake Whitney Garden Club – 16” Blue Ceramic Planter
  • Penney Crafts – Barbed Wire Cross / Handcrafted with area barbed wire
  • Qwik Pack & Ship – Purse with Matching Wallet
  • Sydell Riverplace Pottery – Four (4) Crosses & Bowl / Handcarved stoneware & porcelain featuring the romantic technique of Majolica by Jeanne Sydell
  • The Outpost – Dick’s Canoes – Two (2) Canoe or Kayak Trips
  • Town Hall Estates – 12” & 10” Ceramic Planters



Auction: Your donation of items for the live auction and silent auction will help the chamber keep up the good work of promoting Lake Whitney and supporting other projects that make the city and lake area a better place to live, work and play.

We want to make sure that your organization will get much-deserved publicity

for the items that you donate. Early donations will have their item listed and pictured in the newsletter, on our website and Facebook each week. Please turn in your item to the chamber office by January 30, 2017.  If you need to have someone pick up your item, please call the chamber office at 254-694-2540.

If you would like to donate money rather than merchandise, it is most welcome.

The chamber will see that the cash donation is also recognized.

Promote your business: The LWCC would also like to give you an opportunity to promote your goods and/or services. You may turn in 20-50 “gimme” items (e.g. pens, caps, cups, notepads, rack cards, brochures, etc) to the chamber office. These items will be available on the hall tables for the guests to see and take.

Janet Sanders
Executive Secretary
Lake Whitney Chamber of Commerce


Hill Regional Hospital Welcomes New General Surgeon

Hill County Surgical Services and Hill Regional Hospital are excited to welcome our new full time board certified General Surgeon, Dr. Craig Thompson.  Dr. Thompson comes to us with 17 years of experience from Maine where he has been in private practice for the last six years at a small community hospital. DrThompson

Dr. Thompson graduated medical school and completed his residency in general surgery from Louisiana State University in New Orleans, Louisiana.  He joins the staff at Hill County Surgical Services starting April 4, 2016 and specializes in all areas of general surgery including breast and skin cancers.  Preventive care colonoscopies and endoscopies are also available with Dr. Thompson.  Dr. Thompson performs minimally invasive surgical procedures; which means smaller scars, less pain, and faster healing times compared to traditional surgery.

With him, Dr. Thompson brings his wife of 20 years, Jeanne, and their 2 teenage sons.  Dr. Thompson’s philosophy of care fits right in with our community.  “I want the people of Hill County to know that smaller hospitals can sometimes do things better than the big cities. You can be taken care of by people that know you and your family and that can be a real source of comfort.”  He continued, “There’s always a need for the bigger hospitals and the specialists there but good safe surgical access is around the corner at Hill Regional Hospital.”

Dr. Thompson is currently scheduling new patients and same day appointments will often be available starting April 4th.   For more information or to schedule an appointment, please contact his office at 254-580-9989.

Hill County Law Enforcement Appreciation Day Proclamation



Attention All Pet Owners

It’s that time again to show off your favorite photo of your special pet friend. The Lake Whitney Jr. Chamber of Commerce will have the 6th annual pet photo contest during the Pioneer Day celebration October 3rd .   We invite you to attach your photo to a jar of any size or shape then create an opening in the jar so that your pet can receive votes throughout the day.  Voters will place money in the jar to vote for their favorite dog, cat, horse, fish or any pet that you love at Booth #84.  After the parade the money will be counted and the winner will be announced from the grandstand.  Pet owners need not be present to win.  The winner will receive a $25.00 gift certificate to Pet Smart. The entry fee is just $5.00 and all proceeds are for the Lake Whitney Jr. Chamber of Commerce scholarship fund.

Please feel free to decorate your jar any way you like and bring it to Sauer & Associates/The Happy Stitch at 600 S. Bosque Street any time by Oct. 2nd.   Please contact Paul Sauer at Sauer & Associates for any questions.  (254-694-0123)

Welcome Ms. Jan Campbell New Chamber Secretary

Stop by and say hello when you have a minute.  We are very happy to announce my replacement and I know you’ll like her as much as we do!! 

German Exchange Students Vistors

On Wednesday, April 8, 2015, 14 German Exchange students from the Free Christian School in Frankfort, Germany visited the Lake Whitney Chamber of Commerce with two of their teachers. On the left standing by the lamp in a white shirt is James Atwell a 1991 WISD Graduate who not only teaches computer science at their school but is their Pastor.  On the far right in the red shirt is WISD Graduate of 2007 Matt Suomi.  He met and married a German  exchange student and teaches History and Geography at their school.  Gift bags were presented to all 14 students and a brief history of what our Chamber of Commerce does was given by Executive Secretary-Treasurer Diana Reed.

This is the 25th. group that has participated in the Exchange program with Whitney High School and their German teacher here is Frau Lisa Mays.  They also visited the Whitney Area Museum, the Whitney Volunteer Fire Department, had lunch at Nate’s Colorado Street Grille and toured downtown Whitney.  This was a great visit for our Chamber and we hope for them.


Photo:  Diana Reed


LWPL March Newsletter

This month’s newsletter contains a lot of great information including news on LWPL being selected as one of four libraries in Texas as a recipient for the 2015 J. Frank Dobie Library Trust Award! As always, feel free to download the attached copy and distribute as you see fit.  For copies of our previous newsletter, be sure to visit our website here!

Amanda Suiters
Lake Whitney Public Library
P.O. Box 1158
602 E. Jefferson Ave.
Whitney, TX 76692

Mark Calendar For Hill County Day In Austin

Hill County Day in Austin has been set for Thursday, February 26.

Two charter buses will transport Hill County residents for a day of activities at the capitol visiting with state leaders and attending sessions for both the House of Representatives and Senate.

A catered meal will be served at noon in the capitol’s underground extension.

In the afternoon, State Representative Byron Cook, R-Corsicana, and Senator Brian Birdwell, R-Granbury, are expected to speak to the group, plus representatives from key state agencies will be on hand to update citizens on legislation being considered.

More information on the cost of the trip and other details will be announced after the first of the year.

The trip is hosted each legislative session by chambers of commerce from Hillsboro, Whitney, Itasca and Hubbard.

For more information or sponsorship opportunities, contact the Hillsboro chamber at 254-582-2481 or 1-800-HILLSBORO

2014 Holiday Tour of Homes

The Whitney Area Museum is excited to sponsor the 2014 Holiday Tour of Homes on Saturday, December 6th. from 10am to 4pm to kick off the Christmas season in Whitney.  You will tour five outstanding homes and admission tickets are $5.00 each and can be purchased at the Chamber of Commerce, lake Whitney Public Library, Prescription Pharmacy & Eubank Drug.  All proceeds go to the support of the museum.

**See flyer attached!


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