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Veterans Day Celebrations

Veterans Day Modern American Soldier CardThere are several options for celebrating Veterans Day in Hill County.  I hope you will choose the one that fits you and honor our veterans!  Veterans Day is Tuesday, November 11th.

1.  Hillsboro Parade and wreath laying.  At 8:45, Hillsboro Jr High students will present a short program in their auditorium, then lead a parade from the school to the Courthouse Square.  At 9:30am, ceremonies begin with Vietnam Vet Dave Holman of the Whitney Disabled American Veterans the keynote speaker.  We have participated in this ceremony for several years and will be laying a wreath in honor of our veterans.

2. Veterans balloon release,Tuesday,November 11, 2014, 9:15 am on Baker Field.  Melaney O’Neil reports that Whitney Elementary School students will be honoring our veterans with a balloon release Tuesday.

She is trying to invite as many veterans as possible and would appreciated you spreading the word.  They will be gathering on the football field and forming the letters USA and then releasing the balloons after Melaney says a few words of appreciation.

3.  Lake Whitney Public Library: A Veterans Day celebration will be held at 10:00 AM to honor veterans living in the Whitney area and beyond.  Veterans of all ages are asked to attend and be honored for the gift they have given their country.  Music will be provided by the Whitney High School choir and the Country Club Retirement community hand bell choir. Everyone is invited to attend and offer their personal thanks to the local veterans.

Denise Carter
Library Director
Lake Whitney Public Library
P.O. Box 2050
Whitney, Texas 76692
(254) 694-4639
whitneylibrary222@gmail.com

 

Plaque Presentation Press Release

On Wednesday, November 5, 2014, a Plaque presentation was made for the new Lake Whitney Chamber of Commerce member DAVIS PLUMBING with owners Beau & Jennifer Davis.  He is a licensed plumber, with an apprentice plumber, and can be reached at  txdavis2005@aol.com or by calling  254-229-4489 or 254-229-4488 for all your plumbing needs.

Present for the photo were the following:  Director Jason Holloway, Director Diane Orban, Chamber Vice-President Tammy Atchley,

member/ambassador Mike Atchley, Jennifer Davis, Director Joe Marek, Beau Davis and Brody Kilpatrick, Willie Lathers, Director Debbie

Clay, Jason Byerly, Lindsey Davis, Director John Thiele & Director Bob Wilson.

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Photo:  Diana Reed

First Central Credit Union Food For Families “Double Dare” Challenge Helps Area Needy

firstcreditWaco, Texas– First Central Credit Union has had great success in helping many families in the Waco area by motivating others to donate non-perishable food items. Again this year, the credit union will match pound-for-pound all donations collected prior to the Friday, November 21st collection day.

The “Double Dare” First Central Credit Union Challenge enables your donation at any of the branch locations to double its impact for those in need. “We challenge everyone to donate,” said First Central President JoBetsy Tyler, “let’s help those in need have a holiday season to remember and a better community in which to live.”

Food for Families is an annual project for the Boy Scouts of America, H.E.B. Grocery Company, Texas Army National Guard and KWTX-TV.  Together with food pantries all across Central Texas, this one-day food drive collects non-perishable food and stocks the shelves of area food banks and pantries beyond the holiday season.

On the Friday before Thanksgiving, volunteers from the Boy Scouts, H.E.B. Grocery Company, Texas Army National Guard and other community organizations, collect food in nine Central Texas counties.  Food For Families is the largest one-day food drive in Texas.  All donated food serves the people in the county in which it was collected.  Central Texans have generously donated food and money totaling more than one million pounds each year for the past seven years.

Suggested items compiled by pantries participating in Food For Families are peanut butter, flour, rice, breakfast cereal, tuna, spaghetti sauce, powdered milk, macaroni and cheese, canned vegetables, jello, dry beans, sugar, fruit juice cans, spaghetti, soup, and powdered mash potatoes.

First Central has branch locations in the Waco area at 3100 Bellmead Drive; 6201 Sanger Avenue; and 9101 Chapel Road.  Other Central Texas locations are Hillsboro at 305 Coke Street and Brownwood at 2101 Fisk Street. For more information in English visit www.FirstCentralCu.com and in Spanish www.es.FirstCentralCu.com.

For more information contact:

Susan Borg, (254) 761-3562

sborg@firstcentralcu.com

 

 

CAR SHOW AND PET PARADE PRESS RELEASE

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The 4th. Annual Discover Downtown Whitney and Classic Car show was a tremendous success with 63 vehicles entered and over 2,000 people in attendance.  The trophies were presented by the 2014 Miss Pioneer Day Kendra Ramsey and picture #093 are just some of the winners & participants.

The Peoples Choice Award, voted on by the general public, was Paul Warrick of Cleburne with his 1940 F100 Pick up truck.

The 50/50 raffle money of $53.00 was won by Robert Comer of Whitney and the other $53.00 will be mailed to the American Cancer Society to honor October Breast Cancer month.

The Halloween Haunted House Inflatible raffle was won by Jason Linnenkugal of Whitney. “Cool Treats” of Whitney were here selling sodas and Blue Bell Ice Cream and we thank them for attending.

The Bosque County Classic Car Club also showed up as entrants and brought many door prizes for us to give away and gave a trophy from their club to Woody Thomas of Whitney with his 1953 Nash Metropolitan.  The Chamber is so appreciative of their generosity and participation in our Whitney Classic Car Show.

The following categories show this years’ winners:

Honorable Mention:  James Sundergaard-Clifton with a 1967 Army Ambulance

Honorable Mention:  Carroll Estes-Hillsboro with a 1935 Dodge Car Hauler

Lawn Mower Racer winner:  Wayne Lancaster of Whitney with a 1979 Craftsman

Motorcycle Winner:  Frankie Douglas-Burleson with a 2013 Harley Davidson

Pre 59’s Trucks:  Paul Warrick-Cleburne with a 1940 F100 Pick Up

60’s & Up Trucks:  David Ables-Whitney with a 1964 Chevy Pick Up

 

CARS:  Pre 48’s & Earlier:

1st.-Rene Maldonado-Cleburne with a 1934 Ford

2nd.-Gary Cheek-Hillsboro with a 1931 Ford

3rd.-Fred Hargrove-Hillsboro with a 1934 Chevy Master

 

Cars 49’s to 59’s:

1st.-Charles Scott-Blum with a 1956 Chevy 2dr. Hardtop

2nd.-Michael Ward-Whitney with a 1955 Buick Roadmaster Convertible

3rd.-Richard Henry-Whitney with a 1958 Chevy Impala Convertible

 

Cars 60’s to 69’s:

1st.-Michael McCorkle-Grand prairie with a 1967 Ford Mustang 2dr.

2nd.-Don Bolduc-Clifton with a 1968 Austin Healey Sprite

3rd.-Rick Willia-Hillsboro with a 1967 Plymouth Barracuda

 

Cars 79\0’s to 79’s:

1st.-Charles & Loraine Easterling-Hillsboro with a 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle

2nd.-Joe Hromadka-West with a 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS

3rd.-Frankie Douglas-Burleson with a 1971 Oldsmobile Cutlass

 

Cars 80’s & Up:

1st.-Robert Comer-Whitney with a 2002 Corvette Convertible

2nd.-Bobby Clarkin-Whitney with a 1993 Ford Mustang GT

3rd.-Mac McKnight-Waco with a 1985 Chevrolet Monte Carolo SS Dale Earnhart Tribute

 

Our goal is to have 100 vehicles entered for the last Saturday in October of 2015 and we

thank the City of Whitney for allowing us the space and for all the merchants as we surrounded

their businesses with cars, trucks, motorcycles, lawn mowers and animals.

 

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2nd. ANNUAL HALLOWEEN COSTUME PET PARADE:

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1st. Place Debbie Jones-Whitney with her English Bulldog T-BONE

2nd. Place  Rexann Bissing-Whitney with her Cocker Spaniel PEACH

3rd. Place Kym Flores-Kopperl with her Teacup Yorkie MAZI

Honorable Mention:  Debbie Jones-Whitney with her Bulldog PORK CHOP

Honorable Mention:  Gary Brewer-Whitney with his German Shephard ELECTA

 

A great time was had by all in the 2nd. Annual Pet Parade and we anticipate

more entries for next year on the last Saturday in October.  Third time will be a charm.

Pioneer Day 5K Fun Run PRESS RELEASE

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On Friday, October 10, 2014, a check for $750.00 was presented to Jennifer Richardson for a donation to the American Cancer Society Relay for Life team Priscilla’s Pirates,

from the proceeds of the 2014 Pioneer Day 5K Fun Run, by Diana Reed Executive Secretary-Treasurer at the Lake Whitney Chamber of Commerce.  Close to 100 runners

participated in this event to kick off the 39th. Annual Pioneer Day Festival.  This was chaired by Chamber Director Jason Holloway of First Security State Bank and was a big success to this years festival.

****RAFFLE TICKETS ON SALE****

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TICKETS ON SALE NOW FOR THIS AWESOME, SPOOKY INFLATABLE YARD DECORATION !!

TICKETS ARE JUST $1.00 EACH OR 6 FOR JUST $5.00

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO HELP US SELL THESE TICKETS OR IF YOU WOULD BE INTERESTED IN PURCHASING TICKETS PLEASE CALL TAMMY ATCHLEY AT FIRST BANK- 254-694-2209 OR DIANA REED AT THE CHAMBER OFFICE @ 254-694-2540

THE DRAWING WILL BE HELD AT THE ANNUAL CAR SHOW OCT. 25TH DOWNTOWN WHITNEY…..WINNER NEED NOT BE PRESENT TO WIN.

LWPL September Newsletter and Event Schedule

Greetings from Lake Whitney Public Library!

Check out  our newsletter.  For a full listing of all our upcoming events at the latest information, please see our calendar on our webpage or Facebook Page.

 

Amanda Suiters
Lake Whitney Public Library
P.O. Box 1158
602 E. Jefferson Ave.
Whitney, TX 76692
254-694-4639

Cool Down for a Hot Cause

The Lake Whitney Ministerial Alliance and the Food Bank Building Committee invite you to participate in the Hot Cause Challenge to help raise funds for the new Ministerial Center/Our Daily Bread building. The Challenge urges the community to cool down with a version of the ice bucket challenge currently sweeping the nation, inviting people from local businesses, churches, schools and all walks of life to join in, cool off, and raise money for an important cause.

The Hot Cause Challenge will be held Thursday, September 18 from 3-7pm in the Whitney Brookshire’s parking lot.  Make a donation to take the challenge yourself and/or bring your friends, family, business, and church members to accept your challenge and pass it on. Donation categories include business, church, and individual. Suggested donation amounts range from $500 to $20.  One local business has offered to donate $20 for each Whitney, Blum, and Acquilla student who wants to participate!  Pastor Greg Johnson and his congregation at the First Church of the Nazarene have donated $ 500 and challenge all Whitney area churches and local businesses to do the same.

LWMA wishes to thank you for your continued support and urges you to join us in this ice bucket fund raiser. You can also help to complete the building project by sending a tax-deductible donation, earmarked for the new food bank building, to Lake Whitney Ministerial Alliance, POBox 1502, Whitney, TX 76692.

 

4th. Annual Pioneer Day pageant – Deep In The Heart Of Texas

‘Lil Miss Pioneer Day 2014

CAMY BARSH, daughter of Brandon & Candice Barsh of Aquilla 7 Yrs. old

Miss Pioneer Day 2014

KENDRA RAMSEY, daughter of Kenny & Kadra Ramsey of Whitney 17 yrs. old

Jr. Miss Pioneer Day 2014

KAYLIN HOOTEN, daughter of Chad & Kristen Hooten of Whitney 12 yrs. old

‘Lil Miss category: 4th. runner up Ariana Marie Espino, daughter of Sam & Angela Espino of Whitney, 3rd. runner up Dani Watson, daughter of Phillip & Janyce Watson of Whitney, 2nd. runner up Melissa Lackey,
daughter of Doug & Jennifer Lackey, 1sst. runner up Kyla Sneed, daughter of Jason & Kara Sneed of Whitney.

Jr. Miss category: 4th. runner up Alyssa Prosser, daughter of Amanda Schroeder of Whitney, 3rd. runner up Cailea Renee Boman, daughter of Dennis & Joni Boman of Abbott, 2nd. runner up Iasya Saif, daughter of Ralph & Kimberly Medina of Whitney, 1st. runner up Jordyn Barsh, daughter of Brandon & Candice Barsh of Aquilla.

Miss Category: 3rd. runner up Lainie Ranae Copeland, daughter of Donald & Kathy Copeland of Whitney,2nd. runner up Sarah Davis, daughter of Lisa Taylor and John Davis of Whitney, 1st. runner up Jessica Watson,
daughter of Phillip & Janyce Watson of Whitney.

A large crowd gathered at Lake Whitney Arts Association, 7pm Sat. August 9th., as the pageant had to be moved at the last minute due to no AC at the Whitney Middle School Auditorium. Past 2013 Miss Pioneer Day Hanna Stewart crowned the Miss and Jr. Miss winners, the 2013 Jr. Miss Pioneer Day Elizabeth Sanders was ill and couldn’t attend, and the 2013
‘Lil Miss Pioneer Day Jacy Leanne Daniel crowned the new ‘Lil Miss winner.

 

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Hill County Child Protective Services

Hill County Child Protective Fundraiser Click Here.

 

 

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