A Ribbon Cutting Ceremony was held Thursday, June 16 at West Shore Grill

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Pictured left to right are Kimbra Atkinson, Lisa Dorsey-Dromgoole,  Stevie Alvarez,  Dona O’Dell, Christian Dickson, Kelli Jones, Chamber Director Vanessa Meyer of First Bank and Jackie Lawson.

A Ribbon Cutting Ceremony For Family Home Health Care

A Ribbon Cutting ceremony was held Thursday, June 2 for Family Home Health Care located at 108 S. Colorado Street in Whitney!

Family Home Health Care, is owned by Michael and Diane Ward and Dr. Clay and Mrs. Linda Pickering. They and their staff are committed to providing compassionate, personalized healthcare. Working together as a family, they are improving the health of the community they serve.

   Some of the services they provide are 24/7 on-call nurse, skilled nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, case management and medical social services. They believe being at home gives the patient a sense of comfort and peace. The patient has the opportunity to enjoy the comfort and familiar surroundings of their own home, and be near family and friends during their recovery.

   For additional information call 254-694-1447 or visit www.fhhcwhitney.net


Pictured on the front row cutting the ribbon are (l-r): Diane Ward, Michael Ward, Diane Ward, Michael Ward, Carolyn Ray, Mrs. Melvin Pickering, Roseanna Tucker, Karla Clift,  Debbie McKibben, Clay Pickering and Linda Pickering, Dr. Clay Pickering and Mrs. Pickering. Also pictured are staff members Sharon Wottrich, Eleisha Henkleman, Donna Damron, Chamber Director Jason Holloway, Chamber Vice-President Paul Sauer, Chamber Director Diane Orban, friends and patients.

Plaque presentation for Elizabeth McCollough of Keller Williams Real Estate

On Tuesday, May 10 the Chamber held a plaque presentation for Elizabeth McCollough of Keller Williams Real Estate, at the Chamber office.

Elizabeth utilizes the latest technologies, market research and business strategies to exceed your expectations. Her website www.elizabethmccollough.yourkwagent.com is full of information for you whether you are looking to buy or sell. She can also be reached by email elizabethmccollough@kw.com or phone 206-409-7924.



Pictured are Elizabeth McCollough and friend Bradley Mitchell.

Ribbon cutting ceremony for Whitney CERT at the Lake Whitney Library

On Tuesday, May 3 the Lake Whitney Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony for Whitney CERT at the Lake Whitney Library.

Whitney CERT is a community emergency response team and they assist first responders during a disaster or when asked to assist in other circumstances by police or fire departments.

If anyone is interested in joining the CERT team, please email whitneycert@gmail.com or contact the Whitney Police Department.

Pictured left to right: Vanessa Meyer (Chamber Director), Javan Walden (team leader), Alex Landesco, Mary Rae (program manager), Glenn Watson, Lissa Watson, Richard Grimes, Kathy Corbin (team leader), Gina Burney, Elsie Russell, Howard Clark, Giovanni Garbellini, Marion Smith, Debbie Clay (Chamber Director).

Hill College recognizes three ‘Pillars of the Community’ at Friday’s annual gala

Hill College recognized three “Pillars of the Community” recipients at Friday’s 11th-Annual Boots and Suits Gala at the Cleburne Conference Center.

Art Mann was named the “Pillar of the Community” for Hillsboro; Patsy Dumas for Burleson; and Cathy Marchel for Cleburne.

“We looked for individuals who are essential to the life of their communities,” Associate Director of Development. “This year’s three recipients were also recognized not only for their hard work, but also for their giving back to their communities.”

The Boots and Suits Gala is an annual event for Hill College in which proceeds go toward student scholarships as well as improvements to both the Hill County and Johnson County campuses and/or programs.

Photos by DERIK MOORE/Hill College

Ribbon cutting ceremony at West Shore Civic Association,

On Tuesday, April 12 the Lake Whitney Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony at West Shore Civic Association, located at 560 FM 3118 in Laguna Park.

WSCA is dedicated to the welfare of the communities on the west shore of Lake Whitney. Their 70 plus members strive to improve and care for their community by having blood drives, Meals on Wheels,

fall cleanup, supporting the West Shore Volunteer Fire Department and Laguna Park Library. Their big fundraisers are a barbecue on Memorial Day, Valentine breakfast, large cleanup breakfast and small things during the year.  This money goes to the fall cleanup, where they provide all the dumpsters and workers for the cleanup event in October.  WSCA also provides the service of Santa’s angels for the families in Laguna Park every Christmas and many other activities.

To find out more about WSCA contact Shari Hoffman, President at shari_200@hotmail.com and she can tell you how to become a member. If you would like to rent the building, contact Sandra Morrison at 254-622-3740.



Pictured on front row are: Shari Hoffman, President, Cecil Sedberry, Board Trustee, Elmer Mulhausen, member and Lisa Dromgoole, Vice President. Back row: Paul Sauer, Chamber Vice President,  Vanessa Meyer, Chamber Director, Debora Alspaugh, Chamber member, JoAnn Mulhausen, board, Sandra Morrison, Trustee, JD Finncannon, board, Don Lawson, board, Olenn Morrison, board. Not pictured are board members Moose Stoval, Clara Chandler, Secretary and Gwen Burnham, Treausure

You Could Win a Lake View Home Grand Prize for an Essay Contest – Start Dreaming and Start Writing

In 300 words or less, tell us “YOUR DREAM FOR LAKEHAVEN” and YOU COULD WIN this fabulous home overlooking beautiful Lake Whitney, Texas!!!


Jo Ann and Elmer Mulhausen, owners of Lakehaven Bed and Breakfast Retreat, will award their 6,880+ sq. ft. property debt free and fully furnished to the winner of a persuasive essay contest.

Full contest details and property description can be found at: www.LakehavenDream.com


Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Lake Whitney Medical Clinic Goodall-Witcher Hospital Authority

A Ribbon Cutting ceremony was held Tuesday, March 29 at Lake Whitney Medical Clinic Goodall-Witcher Hospital Authority

202 E. Jefferson in Whitney

Dr. Clay Pickering, Heather Clinton, NP-C and Sean Campbell, PA-C along with their staff are a great addition to Goodall-Witcher Hospital Authority. With years of experience this healthcare team treats the entire family. Call with questions or to make an appointment 254-694-2221.


Pictured cutting the ribbon with Dr. Clay Pickering are Heather Clinton, NP-C, Sean Campbell, PA-C, Adam Willmann, C.E.O. of Goodall-Witcher, Sara Young, Community Educator/Marketing of Goodall-Witcher, Chamber Director Vanessa Meyer, Chamber Director/Treasurer Diana Reed, friends and staff.

Spring Scramble Golf Tournament 2016

Chamber Secretary Janet Sanders presented Golf Pro, Steve Reband

A great time was had by all on Saturday, April 2nd at the White Bluff Resort Golf Course.  Special appreciation goes to White Bluff Resort and the use of their outstanding golf course. With hosts Steve Reband, Golf Pro and Jennifer Oliver, Manager of The Trophy Grill & The Lighthouse Restaurant.

We also want to thank BOSSIERS Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Hillsboro, TX and Dixon Golf of Houston, TX for making this tournament so special.

We would also like to expess our sincere appreciation to all the golfers for your participation.

A very special thank you to all the sponsors, donors for gift bags, Business Supply Center in Hillsboro for making the beautiful plaque the Chamber presented to Mr. Reband, Wildcat Signs & Designs for making the sponsor signs. A very special thanks to The Lakelander and The Reporter for their generous coverage of this event and support of our Chamber.  What great members we have!!!!! Chamber Secretary Janet Sanders presented Golf Pro, Steve Reband, with our gift of thanks from the Chamber.

We will have our 2nd “Santa Shootout” tournament at the White Bluff Resort on the new course on Saturday, December 10, 2016. We are very grateful for this invitation from our member, White Bluff Resort.

Although we didn’t have a Hole in One Winner and Bossiers gets to keep the 2016 Jeep Cherokee, we hope to persuade them to donate another vehicle for the 2nd Annual “Santa Shootout” tournament.  They were so generous with three other hole in one prizes and the Jeep and we are very grateful for them.  Thank you, Randy Pretzer, General Manager, owners and staff.

We have kept the sponsor signs, unless you ask for them back, in hopes we can keep our sponsors for the 2016 “Santa Shootout” Golf Tournament.

THANK YOU AGAIN to the following sponsors:

  • Bossiers Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram
  • Dixon Golf Challenge
  • HILCO Electric Co-Op., Inc.
  • Gary Bob Wilson
  • Sauer & Associates, Inc.
  • Eubank Drug
  • White Rock Creek Storage
  • Bosque Real Estate @ Lake Whitney
  • Divine Living Assistance Services
  • Gene’s Auto Service
  • American Self-Storage
  • The Design House
  • TNMP (Texas New Mexico Power Company)
  • Lake Whitney Dental
  • Darren Hayes Insurance Agency
  • Hill County Title Company
  • Bevans Real Estate
  • Lake Whitney Chamber of Commerce
  • First Central Credit Union
  • Texas Great Country Café & Pie Pantry

1st Place Winners with a score of 62 and a $240.00 cash prize winner Team #2: Kent Estes, Bobby Robinson, Mitch Whitehead and Miles Whitehead.



2nd Place Winners with a score of 63 and a $120.00 cash prize winner Team #1: Gene Solis, Kenneth Gilchrist, Donovan Leech and Josh Sonen. They donated their prize money back to the Chamber of Commerce and we are grateful for that donation.



3rd Place Winners with a score of 67 and a $60.00 cash prize winner Team #3-Homestead Long Term Care: Dan Barber, Will Dingmore, Sean Campbell, and Scott Rushing. They also donated their prize money back to the Chamber of Commerce and we are grateful for that donation.


Dixon Golf gave away two $350.00 Aurelius Drivers


HILCO Electric Co-Op., Inc. gave a basket of prizes for the “Longest Drive” to Kenneth Gilchrist, Team #1.


Scott Rushing, Team #3-Homestead Long Term Care, won a $350.00 driver in the “Hula Hoop” contest


Sean Campbell, Team #3-Homestead Long Term Care, won a $350.00 Dixon driver in the raffle contest

Once again I want to thank all the participants for making this tournament special. We look forward to seeing you at the “Santa Shootout”Saturday, December 10, 2016

Janet Sanders, Executive Secretary
Email: bluewater@lakewhitneychamber.com
Lake Whitney Chamber of Commerce,  P. O. Box 604,  Whitney, TX 76692
254-694-2540   Fax: 254-694-3005   www.lakewhitneychamber.com

RUN for the HILLS 5K – Benefiting Graduating Seniors.

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RUN for the HILLS 5K – Benefiting Graduating Seniors.

The Bosque County Rotary Club will hold the “RUN for the HILLS” 5K and 1K Fun Run/Walk on Saturday, April 23rd in Clifton.   Proceeds from the event will help support scholarships for deserving graduating seniors throughout Bosque County.  In 2015, the Bosque Rotary Club awarded 30 scholarships totaling $23,500.

Our run will take place in Clifton City Park along the banks of the Bosque River.   The course is on a paved road closed to traffic.  RUN for the HILLS is reflective of the beautiful “Hill Country” views, not changes of elevation on the course.  Course has approximately 40 feet of gradual elevation increase in the first half, which you get back for your last half of the 5K.

Registrations received by April 16th will pay a discounted entry fee of $25 for the 5K and $15 for the 1K.  The registration fee after April 16th will be $30 and $20 for the 5K and 1K, respectively.   All fees are non-refundable.  Registrations will be accepted on race day. Registrations received by April 9th will be guaranteed an event t-shirt.

The 1K Fun Run/Walk is a great way for families with kids of all ages to get involved in this great cause.

Check-in will begin at 8:00 a.m.  The 1K Fun Run begins at 8:45 a.m. and the 5K begins at 9:00 a. m.

For online registration please visit https://www.raceit.com/Register/?event=36660.  Registration forms may also be picked up at the Clifton Chamber of Commerce and the Clifton location of First Security State Bank.  Please contact Robert Phillips at 254.675.2265 for more information.