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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.

Lake Whitney Chamber’s new board officers were elected! Say Congrats!!

 

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The new board officers were elected.

Congratulations to……

Divine Living Assistance – Jennifer Kidd, President

Sauer & Associates, Inc. – Paul Sauer, Vice-President

Diana Reed, Member/Retired – Treasurer

Thanks so much,

Janet Sanders
Executive Secretary
Lake Whitney Chamber Of Commerce
254-694-2540
bluewater@lakewhitneychamber.com
www.lakewhitneychamber.com

Ribbon Cutting ~ 3-01-2016 The Venue on Lake Whitney

Ribbon Cutting ~ 3-01-2016 The Venue on Lake Whitney

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On Tuesday, March 1 the Lake Whitney Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony at The Venue on Lake Whitney, located at 670 Fort Graham Road, on beautiful Lake Whitney.

The Venue on Lake Whitney, is operated by 2 Chicks Wedding and Events, LLC. They are a full-service event venue, and planning company founded by Kay Menzes and Debye Case.

Debye and Kay specialize in all-inclusive weddings that transport participants away from their everyday lives. From simple intimate events to formal sit down affairs, you are offered a fun, festive, and unforgettable experience. They combine meticulous planning with impeccable attention to detail to create your perfect wedding. By doing this you are free to relax and enjoy the most important day of your lives.

For additional information or to plan your wedding call 817-851-2143 or visit www.2chicksweddingvenue.com

Pictured cutting the ribbon are (l-r): Debye Case and Kay Menzes; also pictured are Steve Menzes; Chamber Directors Judy Taylor, Jennifer Kidd, Vanessa Meyer, Chamber Director/Treasurer Diana Reed, friends and staff.

Photo by Janet Sanders

Ribbon Cutting The Carriage House on Lake Whitney Bed and Breakfast

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The Carriage House on Lake Whitney Bed and Breakfast

The Lake Whitney Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony Tuesday, March 1 at The Carriage House on Lake Whitney, Bed and Breakfast, located at 670 Fort Graham Road, on beautiful Lake Whitney.

Need a quick getaway? Owners Kay and Steve Menzies will make you feel right at home at this bed and breakfast. The Carriage House is a private studio apartment, making it the perfect place to relax and enjoy the lake view and lake access. You have a full kitchen, wifi, satellite television and a continental breakfast.

To book your next getaway call 817-851-2154 or visit http://www.airbnb.com/ROOMS/684434?S=a

Pictured are (l-r): Guests at the bed and breakfast and owners Kay and Steve Menzes.

Photo by Janet Sanders

 

Ribbon Cutting Judy Taylor / Independent Mary Kay Consultant

Ribbon Cutting ~ 3-03-2016

Judy Taylor / Independent Mary Kay Consultant

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A plaque presentation was held Wednesday, March 3 at the Lake Whitney Chamber of Commerce office for our newest Chamber member, Judy Taylor, an Independent Mary Kay Consultant.

Judy can help you find the perfect Mary Kay product for skin care, cosmetics, fragrance and other personal care items.

For additional information or help with a new look, call 254-479-0361 or email her at judithetaylor@yahoo.com

Pictured are (l-r): Chamber Director/Treasurer Diana Reed, Chamber Directors Bob Wilson, Erana Liberto, Joe Marek, Jennifer Kidd, Jason Holloway, Vanessa Meyer, Debbie Clay, Judy Taylor and Marshall Bynum.

 

 

Hill College will be pleased to welcome the Heavenly Voices Gospel Choir from Baylor University

Instructor of Music
Larry McCord
(254) 659-7883
February 17, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

HEAVENLY VOICES GOSPEL CHOIR
FROM BAYLOR UNIVERSITY
TO GRACE HILL COLLEGE STAGE
 

vocal group The Difference will perform at the Oct. 14 Austin City Limits Music Fest.Hill College will be pleased to welcome the Heavenly Voices Gospel Choir from Baylor University on Monday, February 29, at 7:30 pm.  Established in 1988, this group of students, sponsored by Academic Support Advisor Ronald English, travel throughout Texas singing and performing community service, effectively touching the lives of others while seeking to grow spiritually themselves.  Their repertoire leans heavily on contemporary gospel, with songs by the likes of Israel Houghton, New Breed and Kirk Franklin with the occasional arrangement by a member of the group.

As always, this performance is provided to the community free of charge thanks to the generosity of college and community donors and will take place in the Vara Martin Daniel Performing Arts Center, just behind the Texas Heritage Museum on the Hillsboro Campus.  No tickets are required and seating is first come-first served.  A reception will follow the performance, hosted by the Monday Review Club.

If you would like to support the Hill College Performing Arts Series, you are invited to become a Benefactor ($100), a Sustainer ($50), a Patron ($25), or a Supporter ($10) of the Hill College Performing Arts Series. Also, for a donation of $1,000 or more you can become a LIFETIME BENEFACTOR. Names of lifetime benefactors, benefactors, sustainers, patrons and supporters appear in each program. You may send your donation to: Hill College Music Dept., Attention: Phillip Lowe, 112 Lamar Dr., Hillsboro, TX, 76645.

Whether or not you support the series with a monetary gift, we hope you will support the series with your presence, and invite others to these wonderful evenings of entertainment at Hill College.  For more information on the performers and performances and to view promotional videos of each group, visit the Hill College homepage (hillcollege.edu) and click on “Performing Arts Series” found in the drop-down menu under “Quick Links” in the center of the page.

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Spring Scramble Golf Tournament

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Download Applications here.

Sponsor Application 2016

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Janet Sanders, Chamber Secretary

bluewater@lakewhitneychamber.com

Lake Whitney Chamber of Commerce   

P. O. Box 604, Whitney, TX 76692

254-694-2540   Fax:  254-694-3005   

PLAQUE PRESENTATION ALEXANDER RV PARK

Mr. Robert Behlau, Owner of ALEXANDER RV PARK was here for a short while, on his way to his parents in Lampasas, TX and I was able to give him a welcome bag, his membership sticker and get this picture. We are very happy to have this new member and his park has daily or monthly rates, which we have on file at the Chamber.

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ALEXANDER RV PARK
1062 HCR 2203 Aquilla, TX 76622
254-694-1269
South on FM 933 to 2114, turn right about 100 yards where 2114 meets HCR 2203.

“SANTA SHOOT OUT” Golf Tournament

A great time was had by all on Saturday, December 12th. at the White Bluff Resort Golf Course with hosts Steve Reband, Golf Pro, Jennifer Oliver, Manager of The Trophy Grill & The Lighthouse Restaurants, BOSSIERS Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Hillsboro, TX and Dixon Golf of Houston, TX.

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 and for all 32 golfers who not only showed up but helped us ward off the rain until the entire tournament was over and even after they had eaten their lunch. 

Chamber Director Bob Wilson presented Golf Pro, Steve Reband, with our gift of thanks from the Chamber.

Two large boxes of toys were delivered to the Whitney Police Department on Saturday as part of the contributions from the Chamber and the golfers for the “Toys for Kids” drive by the Whitney Police and Whitney Volunteer Fire Department.  Those pictures are posted on Face Book at the Whitney Police Departments site.  So happy we could help out this worthwhile cause and give the gift of happiness to a local Whitney girl or boy for Christmas time.

We will have another tournament at the White Bluff Resort on the new course on Saturday, April 2, 2016 before the spring golfers take over the two courses.

We are very grateful for this invitation from our member, White Bluff Resort.

We have kept the sponsor signs, unless you ask for them back, in hopes we can keep our sponsors for the 2016 tournament.  THANK YOU AGAIN to the following sponsors:

Bossiers Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, Dixon Golf, HILCO Electric Co-Op., Inc., Gary Bob Wilson, Sauer & Associates, Inc., Brazos Street Market, Lake Whitney Dental, Bosque Real Estate @ Lake Whitney, Divine Living Assistance Services, Gene’s Auto Service, American Self-Storage, Citizens State Bank, Texas New Mexico Power Company, Homestead Long Term Care, Darren Hayes Insurance Agency, Hill County Title Company, Lake Whitney Chamber of Commerce, First Central Credit Union &Texas Great Country Café & Pie Pantry.  A very special thanks for the plaque from Business Supply Center and to The Lakelander and The Reporter for their generous coverage of this event and support of our Chamber.  What great members we have!!!!!

Although we didn’t have a Hole in One Winner and Bossiers gets to keep the 2016 Jeep Wrangler, we hope to persuade them to donate another vehicle for the 2016 tournament.  They were so generous with 3 other hole in one prizes and the Jeep and we are very grateful for them.  Thank you, Randy Pretzer, General Manager, owners and staff.

 

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1st. Place Winners with a score of 57 and a $240.00 cash prize winner Team #2: John Price, Mark Taylor, Jeff Feyerherm & Rex Taylor. Jeff Feyerherm also won the Dixon Gift certificate for Closest to the Pin and Mark Taylor won the HILCO gift basket for the Longest Drive. Congrats to all!

 

2nd. Place Winners with a score of 61 and a $120.00 cash prize wimner Team#6:  Mark Carmona, Mike Solorzano Dan Barber & Barry Bailey.  They donated their prize money back to the Chamber of Commerce and we are grateful for that donation.  Barry Bailey also won a $349.00 Aurelius Dixon Drive for hitting a golf ball 300 yards into a Hula Hoop.

2nd. Place Winners with a score of 61 and a $120.00 cash prize wimner
Team#6: Mark Carmona, Mike Solorzano Dan Barber & Barry Bailey. They donated their prize money back to the Chamber of Commerce and we are grateful for that donation. Barry Bailey also won a $349.00 Aurelius Dixon Drive for hitting a golf ball 300 yards into a Hula Hoop.

 

3rd. Place Winners with a score of 62 and a $60.00 cash prize winner Team #3:  Billy Grizzle, Joel Landingham, Ronny Mena & Sidney Freeman. As you can see the golfers had a great time. A second $349.00 Dixon Aurelius Driver was awarded to Ronnie Upchurch, Team#1 from HILCO, who won their raffle contest.

3rd. Place Winners with a score of 62 and a $60.00 cash prize winner
Team #3: Billy Grizzle, Joel Landingham, Ronny Mena & Sidney Freeman.
As you can see the golfers had a great time.
A second $349.00 Dixon Aurelius Driver was awarded to Ronnie Upchurch, Team#1 from HILCO, who won their raffle contest.

RIBBON CUTTING PRESS RELEASE RENT-A-CENTER

On Tuesday, December 8, 2015, the Lake Whitney Chamber of Commerce held a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for TLH Enterprises/dba Rent-A-Center in Hillsboro.  They are located at 324 S. Covington Street and their phone is 254-582-0020.  Along with Manager Damon Ward, Staff Cesar Gamino and  a new Rent-A-Center customer we had a great time looking at all the beautiful items for rent, for sale or 90 days same as cash.  To help us celebrate we had Mr. Ward, Pamela Bowman, member/ambassador from Salon 110/The Annex and Those Three Sisters Estate Sale Services, Mr. Gamino, their new customer and member/ambassador Barry Bailey of Barry Bailey State Farm Insurance.

Check them out on Face Book at: www.facebook.com/RentACenterHillsboroTX/  or stop by any day this week or on Saturday, December 12th. for great prizes on their Christmas sale.  We are very happy to have this newest Chamber member.

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Photo:  Diana Reed