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6th Annual Discover Downtown Whitney And Classic Car Show

Hill College Rebels

Members of the Hill College marketing and communications team recently unveiled the college’s new athletic mascot to students and staff members prior to the beginning of the 2016-17 school year.

Hill College Director of Marketing and Communications Derik Moore said the new mascot will take the place of Rowdy Rebel, which had been around for a little over a decade.

“Based on survey results from 2015, no one really cared for the Rowdy mascot,” Moore said, “so we formed a focus group to help oversee a new athletic identity for the college.”

Moore said six individuals were hand selected by college administration to be part of the focus group, which consisted of faculty and staff from Cleburne, Hillsboro, the Cleburne Technical Center as well as a Hill College freshman student.

The focus group worked closely with the graphic designer – answering questionnaires and proofing two rounds of concepts before the current mascot was selected. Some of the non-negotiable items the focus group and designer had to keep in mind were the colors red and blue must remain the same as well as the name “Rebels.”

“Throughout the entire re-branding process, our Board of Regents and President Dr. Pam Boehm were kept in the loop,” Moore added.

Moore said the actual mascot was approved in early June, but it was kept a secret until students and staff members returned for the fall semester.

“Please keep in mind that the original Hill College ‘square’ logo is the official image of Hill College,” Moore added. “The new image will be primarily used as the college’s athletic identity.”
Flags, signs and banners containing the college’s news mascot are already prevalent at each of Hill College’s campuses and centers. Also, additional items have been ordered – such as apparel – and will be available for purchase at the Hill College Campus Stores.


7th Annual Pet Photo Contest

Entry fee: $5.00

All proceeds are for the Lake Whitney

Jr. Chamber of Commerce scholarship fund.

Entry forms available at: Lake Whitney Chamber of Commerce – 106 N. Colorado St. or Sauer & Associates/The Happy Stitch – 600 S. Bosque St.

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 7th annual pet photo contest during the Pioneer Day celebration October 1.   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.

Decorate your jar any way you like and bring it to Sauer & Associates/The Happy Stitch at 600 S. Bosque Street or the Chamber office at 106 N. Colorado Street.




5K Fun Run

A beautiful race through Whitney in conjunction with Pioneer Days. This is a 5K event. Runners, walkers and strollers are welcome. The race is timed and awards will be given out for age group winners.

Check-In Time: 7:00-7:45 a.m. ¨ Start Time: 8:00 a.m. ¨ Awards: 9:30 a.m.

Race Fee: $20.00 – before 9-19-16  /  $25.00 – after 9-19-16
Register online at www.runsignup.com or at the Chamber office – 106 N. Colorado St.,Whitney

Registration ends September 30, 2016 at 2:59 p.m.

For more information visit: https://www.facebook.com/#!/pioneerdayfunrun

If you are interested in sponsoring this years’ event, please contact the Lake Whitney Chamber of Commerce at 254-694-2540. We will print the sponsors name on the back of each shirt and recognize them during the race. Sponsors may include any coupons or promotional material in the runners packets.

Congratulations To the new 2016 Pioneer Day Queens!



2016 MISS Pioneer Day Trista Charo Daughter of Marcoas & Tanya Moore of Aquilla and Manuel & Patricia Charo of Alvarado

Photo by Hundley Photography


Reagan Pavelka - Copy

2016 JR. MISS Pioneer Day Reagan Pavelka Daughter of Amy & Dwayne Pavelka of Whitney

Photo by Hundley Photography

Claire Schneider - Copy

2016 ‘LIL MISS Pioneer Day Claire Schneider Daughter of Jeremy & Cheryl Schneider of Whitney

Photo by Hundley Photography


The Lake Whitney Chamber of Commerce is proud of all the winners and contestants of the 2016 Pioneer Day Pageant. For more information on the pageant see the Lakelander & Tacklebox and Hillsboro Reporter papers next week.

A very special thank you to the following sponsors and contributors. This pageant would not have been possible without their generosity and support of our Chamber events.

Contributing Sponsors:

B & C Exteriors – Whitney

Bossier Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram – Hillsboro

Country Club Retirement Community – Whitney

First Bank & Trust – Whitney

First National Bank of Central Texas – Hillsboro

Enger Farms – Cleburne

Gary Bob Wilson, Chamber Director

HILCO Electric – Itasca

Hill County Title Company – Hillsboro

Lake Whitney Arts Association – Whitney

Lone Star Alignment & Frame – Aquilla

Mustard Seed Marketplace – Whitney

Park Plaza Nursing Home – Whitney

Pavelka Custom Cabinets & Construction – Whitney

Silver Star Concrete – Hillsboro

Sims Home Center – Whitney

Specialty Restoration of Texas – Waco

Texas Great Country Café & Pie Pantry – Whitney

Tiger Mart #83 (Whitney Petroleum) – Whitney

Tractor Supply – Hillsboro

Trendy Bae Boutique – Whitney

Gift Sponsors:

Brookshire’s Grocery – Whitney

Devlyn Fine Candles – Whitney

Happy Stitch – Whitney

Hundley Photography – Whitney

Mustard Seed Marketplace – Whitney

Providence Hospice – Whitney

Qwik Pack & Ship – Whitney

Salon 110 – Hillsboro

Tan Your Hide – Whitney

Publicity Sponsors:

The Lakelander & Tacklebox Publications – Whitney

KHBR & The Reporter – Hillsboro

Thank you Providence Hospice for hosting the LWC Meet & Greet! Thursday, June 16!

Everyone enjoyed your hospitality and the coke floats by Margie’s Old Fashioned Soda Pop Shoppe.
Pictured in front of the soda shoppe are Chamber Directors Vanessa Meyer, Judy Taylor, Providence Hospice staff and friends.


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

564 Hwy 22 & CR 1801 – Laguna Park – 254-622-2238
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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.