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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

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.



Hill County Child Protective Services

Hill County Child Protective Fundraiser Click Here.



Stucker Selected as Lake Whitney State Park Superintendent

Lake Whitney State Park, Hill County, Texas – Region 5 State Parks Director Rodney Franklin recently announced that Luke Stucker has been selected as the new Park Superintendent for Lake Whitney State Park. Stucker’s official start date in his new role began on July 1st.
Stucker is a native of Steamboat Springs, Colorado. He has a degree in Land Use from Metropolitan State University of Denver. Stucker brings a wealth of valuable experience to Lake Whitney State Park, including an internship with the Colorado Avalanche Information Center and a season as a Title 33 Limited Commission Boat Ranger with Colorado State Parks. Stucker began his career with Texas Parks & Wildlife Department as an hourly Maintenance Assistant at Mother Neff State Park. Since November 2012, Stucker has served as Assistant Superintendent of Lake Whitney State Park.
During his law enforcement commission process, Stucker graduated as valedictorian of his Basic Police Officer Academy, and he was selected by his peers as the recipient of MCC’s Spirit Award. The Spirit Award is given to the cadet who shows greatest character, attitude and leadership aptitude.
Stucker was also a recipient of a 2013 State Parks Division “Stars in the Parks” award in recognition of his commitment to mission, leadership and diligence.
“I am excited to continue my service to visitors to Lake Whitney State Park as Park Superintendent. This opportunity is an exceptional next step in my professional career with Texas Parks & Wildlife Department,” said Stucker.
According to Regional Director Rodney Franklin, “We are very pleased to announce Luke Stucker’s selection as Park Superintendent. Luke has served the park admirably as both Assistant Superintendent and Interim Park Superintendent. I have nothing but optimism for the future of Lake Whitney State Park under Luke’s leadership. ”
Lake Whitney State Park is a 775-acre parcel of public land managed by Texas Parks & Wildlife Department to conserve natural and cultural resources, provide recreational and educational opportunities, and foster an understanding of the diversity of Texas’ lands and heritage for all generations.
For more information about Lake Whitney State Park or this release, please contact Rodney Franklin, (254) 867-7961, email –rodney.franklin@tpwd.state.tx.us, or join the park’s Facebook fan site.



New Food Bank Building

Land Acquiring for new food bank building. Click here to read more…


Jr. Chamber of Commerce Winners

kateThe Lake Whitney Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce the awarding of a $500.00 scholarship to Adriana Arredondo and a $250.00 scholarship to Katie Grantham, members of the Jr. Chamber of Commerce.  We also extend a big THANK YOU to the…ir sponsor/advisor Ms. Veronica Campos for her help the past two years.  She will be leaving to move to Houston to obtain her Masters Degree.  Congrats to these outstanding Jr. Chamber members and upon their graduation this past week at Whitney High School.  We are very proud of these young women and wish them every success in life.  We know they will make Whitney as proud of them as we are at the Lake Whitney Chamber of Commerce. Left to right:  Katie Grantham & Adrianna Arredondo.

4th Annual 2014 Pioneer Day Pageant Entrants Needed

Miss Pioneer Day 2014,   Jr. Miss Pioneer Day 2014 & ‘Lil Miss Pioneer Day 2014 4th. Annual Pageant


Please stop in at the Lake Whitney Chamber of Commerce to pick up an entry form for our pageant at 102 W. Railroad in Whitney or call Diana Reed at 254-694-2540 for rules and additional information. The Miss category is 15-19 yrs of age, the Jr. Miss category is 10-14 yrs of age and the “Lil Miss category is 5-9 yrs of age.   You must be a student or a resident of Hill County to qualify.  Fee:  $40.00 for all age groupsThe deadline for turning the forms back in is July 1, 2014 by 4:00p.m.  The pageant will be held on Saturday, July 12, 2014 at 7:00p.m. at the Whitney Middle School Auditorium.

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Texas Education Resource

Post by Arianna Long

With the rise of the internet, online education has become a more integral part of our higher education system. Top colleges and universities are now offering online options as part of their curriculum. Unfortunately, in the past when students try to research these opportunities, information is fragmented and not easily accessible. With this in mind, over the past couple of years my team and I have worked to research, catalogue, and publish a database of every online program offered by an accredited college starting with the United States. Our database is a thorough list of institutions and degree programs, with in-depth information including the specific accreditation’s of each institution.

School districts and cities in Texas, as well as other organizations have recently cited our resource on their websites, enabling students, educators and their families to access our database. Examples include:


Check out the Whitney Lions Club May 2014 Newsletter here. 




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