News & Events Archive - 2014

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Bosque Chorale Christmas Concert on Dec 12
Posted November 29, 2014

The Bosque Chorale, composed of about 35 members including several from White Bluff, will hold their Christmas concert on Friday, December 12.

This year, the Chorale will perform "My Soul Doth Magnify the Lord" featuring two settings of the Magnificat, the song of Mary, one by Baroque composer Dietrich Buxtehude and one by contemporary composer and arranger Mark Hayes. Also on the program is Suite Four of Robert Shaw's Many Moods of Christmas, as well as arrangements of "Do You Hear What I Hear", "Still, Still, Still", "Breath of Heaven", "The First Noel", and "Mary Did You Know?"

The concert will be presented at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Clifton at 7:30pm.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students and are available at the door, or in advance from John and Caroline Upchurch 694 - 8575.


Dog-Sitting Co-Op
Posted October 19, 2014

If you'd like to connect with folks in White Bluff who love dogs, and will lovingly take care of yours when you travel, then join our Dog-Sitting Co-op. Very casual arrangement -- you help out with a member's dog when you can and someone will help you when you need it. WB has had a small co-op for several years and it's worked out well.

Email Tish Robinson -- giving your phone number, address and your pet(s) breed, name and age. Tish will set up a time for everyone to meet and exchange information to see if the Dog-Sitting Co-op is right for you and your pet.


2014 Golf Fundraiser to Support Breast Cancer Awareness
Posted October 19, 2014

Place:  White Bluff Old Course
Date:  Monday, October 27, 2014  (Rain Date Monday, November 3, 2014)
Time:  Registration 7:30 a.m., Balloon Release 8:00 a.m.
Putting Contest:  8:00 - 8:45 a.m. at the Old Course practice green
Shotgun Start: 9:00 a.m.  Wrap up: 1:00 p.m.
Pot Luck Lunch:  Bring munchies (sandwiches, chips, etc) to share after golf.  Coolers will be provided at the Pavilion.

All of the proceeds we raise for Providence Pink Partners remains in Hill County for the women of Hill County.

OPEN TO BOTH MEN AND WOMEN - form your team of 4 or sign up individually.  ALL GOLFERS SHOULD WEAR PINK (including men).  Proper golf attire required; collared shirts and no denim.  ALL GOLFERS WELCOME - invite guests; no handicaps required.

Complimentary round of golf provided by a Property Owner.

Registration fee$35 per person; cart fee $20 per person (unless you have unlimited golf with cart included).

Optional $5 game pack which includes: buy a drive on #15, 2 mulligans & putting contest.
Chances for door prizes $1 each or 6 for $5 -- bring your money.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE:  MONDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2014

REGISTER YOUR TEAM BY E-MAIL TO BECKY WATKINS BY OCTOBER 20.

Contact one of the following co-chairs if you have any questions

Becky Watkins - 694-6438 --- bexter22@windstream.net
Cassie Fleming - 694-8961 --- cfleming@windstream.net
Betty Moodt - 254-681-2166 --- bmoodt@windstream.net


WB Cooking Classes Continue
Posted October 2, 2014

Save the dates - cooking classes to continue! Two more classes have been scheduled for this Fall - October 7 and November 4.

As before, all are welcome and the cost of the food will be split among the attendees. The cost per person will be determined once there is a head count for each class, but last time everyone contributed $4.

Classes will be held at the White Bluff Chapel from 11:00 - 12:30. October's theme is "Healthy Desserts" and November's is TBD. Please RSVP to either Christa Smith (903-920-1315) or Nancie Yarbro to confirm your spot!


Fire Chief Ashley Awarded Distinguished Citizen Medal of Honor
Posted October 2, 2014

The Fort Graham DAR Chapter awarded DAR's Distinguished Citizen Medal of Honor to Richard Ashley, the White Bluff Volunteer Fire Department Fire Chief, on Saturday evening, September 27, at the Fire Department's annual fundraiser. Susan Johnston, Madeleine Lively and Nancy Gibson participated in bestowing the medal.

Regent Susan Johnston explained the history and significance of DAR's newest Medal of Honor, which was established by the National Defense Committee of the National Society in January of this year. The medal may be presented to an individual, eighteen years of age and older, who fulfills the qualities of honor, service, courage, leadership, and patriotism.  The DAR Distinguished Citizen Medal of Honor may be awarded to emergency first responders; active duty military and veterans of the United States Armed Forces; and citizens who have contributed to the defense and/or security, and thereby the freedom, of the community, state, or nation in an exceptional manner. 

Madeleine Lively shared with the crowd details of the nomination summary. Ashley has an almost 30-year history of public service, having served as a police officer in the Irving Police Department in 1985, and later having joined the DeSoto Fire Department as a volunteer firefighter. In 2007 he moved to Whitney, where he joined the White Bluff Volunteer Fire Department.

It was Ashley who decided that the VFD needed trained paramedics to go out on every emergency medical call, so he took the training himself and became a certified EMT paramedic in 2010. He also became a certified swift water rescue diver, responding to numerous boating and diving accidents on Lake Whitney.

Being a man of faith, Richard Ashley shows his faith and compassion in caring for the people he attends to. His personality is believed to be a strong asset for the Fire Department. He instills confidence in everyone with whom he interacts and he always has time for every individual.


Pink Partners Golf Tournament on Oct 27
Posted September 26, 2014

The 2014 Golf Fundraiser to support Breast Cancer Awareness and Research for Pink Partners & Providence Foundation, Waco will be held on MOnday, October 27 at the White Bluff Old Course.

The 4 Person Scramble format will include both men and women. A complimentary round of golf will be provided by a property owner . (If you do not have unlimited golf, you are responsible for cart fee of $20.00).  Each person must pay Registration Entry Fee - $35

Please register your team by email to Becky Watkins by October 10.   For any questions, please contact any one of the chair persons below:

For more information, click to see the tournament poster. To register, email Becky Watkins or call her at 694-6438 before October 10.


Care Flight & Air Evac Memberships for WB Residents
Posted September 26, 2014

You may have received an email last month regarding re-enrollment in Care Flight air ambulance services in October. That information was inaccurate.

White Bluff property taxpayers are members of ESD#2 (Emergency Services District #2). According to the ESD#2 representative for our area, Bob Stahl, ESD#2 has a contract with both Careflite and Air Evac and ESD#2 taxpayers do not need to fill out a application with either one.

For more details on the coverage provided by both of these air evacuation services, see the Emergencies page on this website.


Free Performing Arts Series in Hillsboro Begins Today
Posted September 22, 2014

For the past 20 years, the Performing Arts Series at Hill College has presented a series of programs to students, faculty, staff and the community. These free-admission programs bring outstanding performing artists of all genres to Hillsboro each year and, in addition to the concerts, allows for those in attendance to interact with the artists in the receptions which follow each event.

Performances are held during the week, at 7:30 pm. The 2014-15 season includes

  • September 22: The Dimensions in Blue from the United States Air Force Band of the West - Big Band & jazz
  • November 3: Heinavanker, a music vocal ensemble from Tallinn, Estonia
  • December 2: Baylor Bronze, a handbell ensemble of Baylor University students
  • February 17: Cirque Zuma Zuma, an African-style Cirque du Soleil
  • March 3: The Brock McGuire Band, an Irish Band

For more information on each performance, including videos of the performers, go to the Performing Arts webpage.


Electronics Recycling in October
Posted September 22, 2014

Hilco Electric Cooperative will once again be collecting electronics for recycling. This program has been so successful that they are now doing this twice a year instead of once.

If you prefer, you may drop off your items at the WB VFD before October 28 and the VFD will deliver them for you to Hilco. If no one is at the VFD when you stop by, leave your items by the flag pole.

Click on the poster in this article for a list of items that can and cannot be recycled.



WB Exercise Class
Posted September 22, 2014

The White Bluff exercise group will resume meeting at White Bluff Chapel at 9:00 a.m. each Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday beginning Monday, September 22, 2014.

For more information, you can contact Dottie Redding.


WB Quilting Group Donates Pair of Texas Quilts
Posted September 14, 2014

The White Bluff Quilting group "Going to Pieces" recently completed a pair of quilts to be hung in the lobby of the new Lake Whitney Public Library. Each quilt is a depiction of a Texas flag blowing in the wind over a field of wildflowers. The quilts will be hung in the library later this month.

For more information on the quilts or on the WB quilting group, email Linda Wilmarth or call her at 694-4236.



Hill County Child Protective Services Fundraiser on Sep 20
Posted September 14, 2014

Hill County CPS will be holding its 3rd annual fundraiser on Saturday, September 20 at the Hill County Fairgrounds in Hillsboro. Tickets are only $10 per person and include a BBD dinner, special performances by Bridgett Huffines and Johnny Bradshaw, and a chance to win a whitetail doe hunt at Judge Lee Harris' ranch in Aquilla.

Seven local authors will be there to sign their books beginning at 3pm. Entertainment begins at 6pm. Dinner will be served from 5pm - 8pm.

For more information, email Kay Harris or call her at 254-205-2355.



VFD Street Dance on Sep 27
Posted September 14, 2014

Dinner and dancing and lots of fun.

The annual White Bluff Volunteer Fire Department dance is coming up Saturday, Sept. 27, at the fire station. This is the one major fund-raising event of the year sponsored by the WBVFD.

Delicious barbecue and all the trimmings will be served. Once again, former fire chief Marvin Peterson is preparing the BBQ. Music for dancing will be provided by a deejay, who will play from a list of favorites from White Bluff residents. Dinner will be served from 4:30 to 6 p.m.

Several donated items will be up for bids, with winners being announced at 8 p.m. Tickets will be available for a drawing for a hand-made quilt.

Cost is $40 per couple or $20 for singles. Children's tickets will be available at the door. Advance tickets may be purchased from members of the VFD. Harry Seurkamp is chairperson for the event.


Lake Whitney Public Library Grand Opening on Oct 4
Posted September 14, 2014

Lake Whitney Public Library will celebrate the Grand Opening of its new building on Saturday, October 4. A ribbon cutting ceremony, followed by the dedication of their new flagpole, will begin at 10am.

Tours of their new facility, located across from the post office, will be offered, and refreshments will be served.

For more information, email the library or call them at 694-4639.



WB 5K a Success
Posted September 14, 2014

It was a crispy-cool Saturday morning when more than 50 runners (and one dog) participated in a 5K run/walk to benefit the White Bluff Volunteer Fire Department.

Nancy Gibson organized the fun event which began at 8 a.m. Sept. 13.






WB Cooking Class
Posted August 26, 2014

Christa Smith, who recently graduated with a Master of Clinical Nutrition degree, will be holding a cooking class at White Bluff. The class is open to all property owners. Details are as follows:

  • When: Tuesday, September 2, 2014
  • Where: Nancy Yarbro's house, 1598 Brookside
  • Time: 11-12:30
  • Theme: Diabetes Management

RSVP to Christa by email or call her at 903-920-1315 if you would like to attend or have any questions. There is no charge for the class. Once Christa has a menu established, you may be asked to bring an ingredient for the demo.


Invitation to Join Lucky Ladies Investment Club
Posted August 8, 2014

The Lucky Ladies Investment Club meets the first Monday of each month at the Texas Café (corner Highway 22 and FM 933); … 90% of participants are White Bluff residents. September's meeting will be held the second Monday due to the Labor Day Holiday September 1st.  

The group cordially invites ladies who may have an interest in the financial world / investing to join them as a visitor that day or any following first Monday to see what they're all about. There is no obligation to join, and they are a friendly, congenial group. The meeting starts at 11:00 am and most members stay for an informal, social lunch immediately following the meeting. The back room at the Café is always reserved for them. 

It's a fun way to get together, learn about stocks and investing, and (hopefully) make some money. Go check them out … if you have any questions in the meantime, please contact one of their Officers:

Rhonda Bass President 694 1371
B.J. Hart    Treasurer    694 9365
Schelly Storm   Secretary 692 7272

They look forward to seeing you on Monday, September 8 at 11:00 am, at the Texas Country Café. 


New WB Brush Truck Arrives
Posted August 8, 2014

The White Bluff VFD recently acquired a new brush truck. The department secured a grant that will pay for the majority of the truck.

The remainder will be paid for out of funds such as those raised at the annual VFD Street Dance, to be held this year on September 27. Tickets will be sold at all mailboxes on Tuesday, September 2.



Nutrition Advice, Cooking Classes and more
Posted August 8, 2014

Christa Smith and her family have recently relocated to White Bluff. She is a graduate of UT Southwestern and holds a Master of Clinical Nutrition.

She has offered to be a resource for the community by offering her knowledge of food and nutrition therapy, whether that be through cooking classes, informational sessions, or casual question and answers.

If you have nutrition questions related to diabetes, cancer, or anything at all, or would be interested in attending a cooking class, email Christa or call her at 903-920-1315 and she will be glad to help. There is no charge for her help - she simply wants to help the community.

Christa Smith, UT Southwestern Clinical Nutrition Class of 2014



WBVFD Needs You
Posted July 27, 2014

The White Bluff Volunteer Fire Department is in need of new medical first responders and new firefighters. No experience is necessary. Full training will be provided.

This is an opportunity to serve the White Bluff community in a unique way. Trained firefighters and first responder medical personnel furnish an invaluable service to White Bluff. Great satisfaction can come from saving a life or protecting a neighbor's property.

Due to many reasons, the fire department is operating right now with a shortage of trained personnel. If you are interested in helping, call Fire Chief Richard Ashley (694-4965) or WBVFD President Guin McGinnis (694-2187).

 

Also, the VFD support group welcomes men and women volunteers. Attend a regular monthly meeting to discover how you can help. Meetings are held the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at the fire station.

Job Description

  • Erratic hours.
  • No salary.
  • Some night work.
  • No retirement benefits.
  • Saving a life or protecting a neighbor's property - PRICELESS!!!


Filter Time
Posted July 27, 2014

After several weeks of driving on the ranch road, no doubt you are tired of all the dust. So is your car.

There is an air filter under the hood that prevents dust from getting to the engine. Now that we are all driving on pavement again, it would be a good idea to have the air filter either checked or replaced at the next opportunity, especially if you were a frequent user of the dirt road.



White Bluff 5K
Posted July 27, 2014

This is a reminder to sign up now for the WBVFD 5K run / walk to be held on September 13. Entries must be received by August 15 to receive a shirt. See the previous article for more information.


WB Property Owner's /Guest Men's Golf Tournament on Sep 5-7
Posted July 27, 2014

White Bluff property owners and a guest are invited to play in a men’s “member-guest” format golf tournament on September 5, 6, and 7.  We will have fun; have a competitive tournament, good food and great cash prizes.

“Member” is a 2014 White Bluff property owner in good standing.

“Guest” is a non-White Bluff property owner and is a male 18 or older.

Cost of green fees, cart, practice and range fees are the players’ responsibility.

This tournament is NOT associated in any way with the entity WBPOA, it is merely 3 guys that want to have a nice tournament for property owners and their guests.

The tournament cost per 2-man team is $300, payable to Tom Larson no later than August 15th.  For the tournament fee, participants will receive a Saturday evening barbecue with “fixins”, Sunday breakfast of breakfast burritos and “after round” pizza on Sunday afternoon.  A sign-up form needs to be completed and returned with a check for $300 to Tom Larson, 27061 Stonewood Dr., Whitney, Tx.  76692 no later than August 15th.  Questions should be directed to Tom Larson at glars@valornet.com

All players must have a current 2014 USGA GHIN Handicap Index or a letter from their club pro stating their handicap index. NO EXCEPTIONS.  If no handicap is certified, the player plays at scratch, i.e. no handicap.  We will compute handicaps based on the White Bluff New Course Index to Handicap Conversion Table.  Teams will be flighted based on their combined handicaps;  handicap difference between team members is set at a maximum of 10.

The number of teams entered will dictate the number of flights.  We are planning on having approximately 8 teams per flight.  The team competition will be their combined two-day scores.  We will pay 3 places in each flight, possibly $400, $300 and $200.  Prizes for closest to the pin and long drive are also included.  Play will be on both White Bluff Courses.  Format of play will be a “two man scramble” for 9 holes followed by an “alternate shot” for 9 holes on Saturday.  On Sunday, it will be a two-man “best ball” format, i.e. each player plays the entire hole and the one best net score is recorded.  Tee times will be assigned for Saturday and we will have a morning shotgun start on Sunday.

SPECIAL TOURNAMENT (Optional)

On Friday, Sept. 5th we will hold a par 3 tournament on the New Course.  All 18 holes will be par 3’s with some very interesting teeing areas with holes ranging from 78 yards to 215 yards.  This will be an individual tournament (since some guests may not be able to come down on ‘til late on Friday).  We will have afternoon tee times.  Don’t miss this fun (optional) tournament.  Cost of this tournament is $10 per player.


Thanks to WB Security
Posted July 16, 2014

A neighbor recently submitted this item to White Bluff Now:

"I would like to send "kudos" to our security force. Not everyone realizes how much they do for us. For example, one of our WB neighbors fell in the middle of the night, called security for help, and they came.

They are currently working 12 hour shifts due to manning two additional entrances. They "eat/breathe" dust all during their shift. Please slow down when approaching their locations; give 'em a break.

Thank you Protective Services for serving us."


Fireworks
Posted June 29, 2014

The White Bluff fireworks display will be Friday, July 4, beginning around 9:15 - 9:30.


Boating Hazard
Posted June 29, 2014

As you likely know from all of the media coverage, a very large section of the cliff at the north end of White Bluff is poised to fall into the lake. When this happens, the Corps has estimated that a wave of up to 20 feet could result from the rock striking the water. This would be enough to capsize any boat in the vicinity; you would have only seconds to react.

If you choose to be in this area, Life Jackets are strongly recommended for ALL on your boat.


Bridge Update
Posted June 29, 2014

Construction on the replacement of the bridge just east of the Chapel is scheduled to begin on Monday, June 30.


DAR Collects Treats for Troops
Posted June 29, 2014

The USO asks for help. They are currently low on supplies and the Daughters of the American Revolution are collecting donations of snacks to replenish the USO pantries at DFW airport.

The Fort Graham Chapter, TXDAR is assisting in this Treats for Troops Drive and have set up a collection box at the new Lake Whitney Library. They will deliver the snacks to the DFW USO, where the snacks will be made available free of charge to troops and veterans as they pass through the airport. 

Items may be delivered to the new Lake Whitney Library from June 25 to July 23.  Cash or check donations may be placed in the can inside the library.  Make checks payable to DFW USO.

Treats for Troops Needs List

Single-Serving Sized Snack and Drink Items, including:
Rice Crispy Treats               Variety pack chips                   Cookies
Cases of chocolate bars      Trail Mix                                  Pretzels
Peanuts/Mixed Nuts            Beef Jerky                               Raisins
Cases of Orange juice         Protein Bars                            Crackers
Cases of Apple juice            Bottled Water                         Granola Bars
Cases of Juice Boxes           Sunflower Seeds                     Chewing Gum

God Bless America!

United Service Organizations, Inc. (USO) is a private, non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization chartered by Congress and organized under the laws of the District of Columbia. (EIN/Tax ID: 13-1610451)


Pre-teens Need Your Help for the Food Bank
Posted June 25, 2014

White Bluff Chapel VBS 10-12 year olds had planned on collecting food and Food Bank Building Fund donations at the grocery stores in Whitney this week. The kids prepared signs and collection jars, but the rain and road issues caused cancellation of their “God’s love is giving” field trip. 

Their efforts and goals will be unfulfilled without your help. On Friday, June 27 they will be collecting food and Food Bank Building Fund cash donations at:
WB Fire Department          9:30 – 10:15 a.m.
WB Chapel                         10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Recommended food donations include canned tuna, peanut butter, soups, and vegetables. For the building fund, donations should be cash only  (loose change, small bills). God’s love is giving!

Please consider helping the kids as they try to help the community.


WB Bridge Out
Posted June 23, 2014

The bridge over the creek just east of the WB Chapel was further damaged during the June 22 rainstorm and is no longer usable. Residents who must cross can take Brookside Dr north, then turn at the 2nd left onto Whitecrest Dr, and follow it to the exit onto Steiner Valley Road. Brookside is the first road west of the Chapel. Detour Map

Note, however, that much of Steiner Valley Road is muddy, and only one lane wide in many places. Several vehicles have already become stuck in the mud there and so it is recommended to take that route only if needed, until things dry out.

The WB VFD is aware of the situation and will use air transport if needed, in the event of an emergency.


Rose of Sharon Yard Sale on Jun 27 - 28
Posted June 23, 2014

The Rose of Sharon House will be holding a fundraiser Yard Sale on Friday - Saturday, June 27 -28, rain or shine. It will be held at 104 S Colorado St.

Come shop, or bring goodies to donate to the Yard Sale.


WB 5K Run / Walk on Sep 13
Posted June 16, 2014

On Saturday, September 13, there will be a White Bluff 5K Run /Walk benefitting the WB VFD. Registration will be from 7:15am - 7:45 am at the Rustic Pool parking lot. The event begins at 8am.

The entry fee is $25, and checks can be made out to WB VFD. This fee includes a t-shirt for everyone who registers before August 15. Registration forms are available online now.

For more information, call Nancy Gibson at 694-4226 or text her at 254-337-0922.



Local Food Bank Needs Your Help
Posted June 16, 2014

In the past few years the demands on the food bank and other agencies under the umbrella of the Lake Whitney Ministerial Alliance have increased in volume by at least 40%. In 2013 Our Daily Bread food bank supplied families with food and dry goods over 3,000 times, while other agencies have aided with utility bills, prescriptions and gas money to get to the doctor. Presently the LWMA Benevolence office is operating out of the food bank building, which is already overcrowded.

These programs are all fully staffed and managed by volunteers. Past successes in serving people in need could not have been possible without the generous, ongoing involvement of the community.

The members of the LWMA have a long term vision for service to the community which includes present needs and allows for expanded services in the future.

  • More space to meet the needs of the 275+ client families needing food bank assistance every month and to host the annual Food for Families drive every November
  • Office space for LWMA Benevolence and the local Salvation Army representative
  • Space for the daily Meals on Wheels operations as well as other projects that rely on using empty buildings for their short term operations such as Angel Tree distribution and the school supply program
  • Community garden for food bank clients
  • Future services such as daily life skills, money management, etc

To address this need a plan was presented to the Ministerial Alliance and received approval to pursue the construction of a new 5,000 sq. ft. facility. They are planning on a base cost of $450,000 with the possibility of it approaching $500,000 with finishing details that tend to overrun budgets. That means that the threshold to qualify for institutional grants is in the 40% neighborhood, which would be $200,000. So their goal is to raise a minimum of $200,000 for the new building.

Much prayer, study and work has been put into this project and they truly believe that this endeavor is of God. They hope that anyone supporting the project would first be motivated by a sense of joining with God and other believers to meet human needs.

They also believe that God wants us to be good stewards of the resources and blessings He has given us. To this end, the project is tax deductible and the monies you may give to this project will actually be an investment in the work of the Kingdom of God over the next 25 years. What a win-win scenario, to join God where He is working, to use the blessings He has given to those in need in our local community, and to invest in Kingdom work that will last an eternity. They ask that you take this project to God in prayer and give as God leads you to give.

Donations can be mailed to Lake Whitney Ministerial Alliance, PO Box 1502, Whitney, TX 76692. Be sure to make a notation on the check for "Food Bank Building Fund". Alternatively, you can make your check out to White Bluff Chapel with the same notation, and drop it off at the Chapel.

For more information, contact Herb Grubbs at 694-8559.


Rose of Sharon Fundraiser on May 30
Posted May 21, 2014

Rose of Sharon invites you to attend its first fundraiser on Friday, May 30, from 5pm to 10pm at 108 S. Colorado, Whitney. Whitney graduates, coaches and teachers will be acknowledged as we pray for their continued success.

Entertainment and food provided - $5.00 per plate and all are welcomed.

For more information on the event email Elyse Short. For more information on the Rose of Sharon Home to be opening in Whitney, click here.


Runoff Voting Location
Posted May 21, 2014

Note that voting for the primary runoff election on Tuesday, May 27, will take place at McCown Valley Community Center on 1713, west of FM 933.


Quilt Raffle to benefit WB VFD
Posted May 9, 2014

For the fourth year, the "Going to Pieces" quilting group of White Bluff has made a quilt that will be raffled off in September at the Street Dance. The quilt measures 63" x 78 1/2" and features beautiful autumn colors.

Tickets go on sale on Saturday, May 17, at the annual POA meeting. The meeting will begin at 10 am at the New Course pro shop, and raffle tickets can be bought before or after the meeting.

Pictured with the quilt are some of the members of the quilting group, which meets once a month at members' homes.


Help Whitney Library Move into their New Building
Posted May 9, 2014

The new Whitney Library, located just east of the post office, will be open soon. Plans now call to move into the facility on June 5, 6, and 7.

If you can help with the move contact librarian Denise Carter at whitneylibrary222@gmail.com or 694-7164. Besides people to help with the move, she can also use pickups and trailers.


Save the Date - WB VFD Street Dance on Sep 27
Posted May 9, 2014

The WB VFD has announced that this year's Street Dance will be on Saturday, Sep 27. During the past year, they have worked with the local ESD (Emergency Services District) to install a new helipad in White Bluff, and are currently working on adding a new brush truck to help with future grass fires.

This annual event is the primary fundraiser for the VFD and always draws a good crowd. Make plans to save that evening for a great time with your neighbors.


Annual POA Meeting on May 17
Posted May 9, 2014

As a reminder, the annual POA meeting will be held on Saturday, May 17 at 10 am at the New Course. Doors open early for registration, and coffee, juice and donuts will be available.

Meeting Agenda


Electronics Recycling a Success
Posted May 9, 2014



Last month, WB residents were invited to drop off their used electronics at the WB VFD for recycling. Larry Lively loaded everything onto a trailer and hauled it to Hilco for recycling. His efforts saved WB residents 40 to 50 trips to Itasca.


Save the Date - WB Art Show Nov 1 - 2
Posted May 9, 2014


This year's White Bluff Art Show will be held on November 1 – 2, 2014. As always, it is open to all property owners who wish to display and/or sell their art work. Of particular interest are the new talent who have moved to the area, but artists who have participated in past years are encouraged to participate once again.

Artists of painting, wood carving, photography, jewelry, glass art, fiber arts and more are encouraged to reserve a table for displaying their wares. To do so, contact Harry or Ginger Seurkamp at 254-694-7206 or ginger46s@yahoo.com.


Golf Tournament Deadline Approaches
Posted May 9, 2014



As a reminder, the entry fee and entry form for the June 7 golf tournament to benefit WB VFD must be received or post marked no later than Saturday, May 17th.

Participants who wish to purchase a separate meal for a guest may do so by checking the appropriate box on the entry form.

More details are included here. For any additional information email Steve Short.


WBVFD to Help with Electronics Recycling
Posted April 15, 2014

As mentioned in an earlier article, Hilco is once again sponsoring electronics recycling. To help WB residents, the WB VFD will collect and transport items to Hilco for you. You may bring your items to the fire station and place them by the flagpole. If you are not able to bring your items, you may email Larry Lively or call him at 694-8969 for assistance. Last day to bring your items to the fire station is Monday, April 21, 2014.

Remember that any hazardous material, broken monitor tubes, refrigerators, appliances, ferrous metals, paper, wood, non-computer plastic, cars, and furniture will NOT be accepted. If you have questions, contact Hilco at 1-800-338-6425.



WB Chapel Invites Everyone to Easter Services
Posted April 15, 2014

WB Chapel will be holding Holy Week services this week. Everyone in White Bluff and the community is invited to attend.

Maundy Thursday
April 17, 7:30 p.m.
Communion Service

Good Friday Tenebrae
April 18, 7:30 p.m.

Easter Sunday
April 20:

Sunrise Service: 6:45 a.m.
Overlooking the marina near the playground
Bring your own lawn chairs
Breakfast following at White Bluff Chapel

Regular Worship Service: 9:15 a.m.
White Bluff Chapel


WB POA Annual Meeting on May 17
Posted April 15, 2014

The 2014 annual meeting of the White Bluff Property Owners Association will be held at the New Course Pavilion on Saturday, May 17th beginning at 10 a.m. Please make plans to attend. All property owners should have already received their proxy in the mail. PLEASE NOTE: The WBPOA Board of Directors gives it support and will cast all proxy votes for the slate of candidates mentioned later in the March 31 POA Newsletter.

This year's meeting is, by far, the most important annual meeting in the history of the White Bluff POA. We did not have a quorum (25% of the members - represented by proxy or appearing in person) last year and therefore no official business could be conducted. No voting could take place and therefore no directors for the next term were elected.


New Dining in Whitney
Posted April 15, 2014

"Nana's Tea Room" just north of downtown Whitney is now open for lunch. The menu includes soup and sandwiches. Some WB residents who have tried the restaurant said the food was delicious.


Men's Golf Association Hosts Fundraiser for WB VFD
Posted March 20, 2014

As a White Bluff Resort property or homeowner you are no doubt aware of the great job the White Bluff Resort Volunteer Fire Dept does in protecting our property and lives. In addition to fire protection for White Bluff and surrounding communities, WBVFD First Responders are nearly always the first on the scene of calls for medical assistance day or night. In appreciation of their dedication and hard work the White Bluff Men's Golf Association is hosting a Four Person Scramble Golf Tournament with proceeds benefitting the Fire Dept.

The tournament is NOT a replacement for the WBVFD Street Dance fund raiser held annually the fourth Saturday of September. Rather it is another avenue for those unable to attend the Street Dance or who just like a fun golf event for a good cause.

The tournament will be held Saturday, June 7th with a Shotgun start at 10:00am on the OLD COURSE.

It is open to men and ladies and children (minimum age 15). The event is handicapped to give everyone a sporting chance. Prizes for First Place and Last Place teams, closest to the pin and longest drive plus a few door prizes will be awarded. Must be present to win the door prizes so stay for the scoring and the meal.    

Brisket, sausage, turkey with other sides plus soft drinks will be included and served after play at the OLD COURSE Pavilion. Beer must be purchased at the Club House. 

The entry Fee is $75.00 per player. You may use your unlimited golf, your property owner round, or a round donated to the VFD for this tournament (limited number available on a first-come, first-served basis).

The entry fee and entry form must be received or post marked no later than Saturday, May 17th.

More details are included here. For any additional information email Steve Short.

Hope you'll be able to join in the fun.


Electronics Recycling on Apr 23-24
Posted Mar 20, 2014

HILCO will once again be sponsoring their annual electronics recycling program. Drop off your unwanted electronic items on Wednesday or Thursday, Apr 23-24, from 8am – 4pm, at their Itasca location at 115 E Main St.

Types of items that they will accept include televisions, computers, phones, monitors, and VCRs. Hazardous materials, broken monitor tubes, appliances and refrigerators cannot be accepted. You can call HILCO at 254-687-2331 for more information.


New Lighthouse Menu
Posted March 20, 2014

The Lighthouse Restaurant is re-opening on Fridays and Saturdays beginning March 21. There is a new menu with quite a few new items.


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"Made In The U.S.A." Spring Concert
Posted March 13, 2014

The Bosque Chorale Spring Concert this year is titled "Made In The U.S.A". It will be held at the First Baptist Church in Clifton, Texas, on Thursday night, April 3, 2014, at 7:30 P.M.

The music, composed entirely by American composers, will come from different eras in our history; and will be comprised of several styles as befits the particular era. You will recognize each selection and I am sure they will thrill you as they surely will the Chorale as they present them to you.

Mark your calendars and plan to attend if possible. Many people from White Bluff are members of the Chorale, so plan to come out and support them as they celebrate our nation's achievements in song.

Tickets are $10 for adults. For more information, or for tickets, email John Upchurch.



Flag Retirement Ceremony in WB
Posted March 13, 2014

This year's annual flag retirement ceremony will be held on Saturday, April 19. It is hosted by the Fort Graham DAR and local Boy Scout Troup 387. The ceremony will be held at 1:00 pm at the White Bluff fire pit next to the hotel.

For more information, contact Carlene Gribble at 694-2355.



Reverse 911 Service
Posted February 21, 2014

An emergency notification system , or a “reverse 911 system” as it is sometimes known, gives local emergency management, public safety, and governmental jurisdictions a chance to inform the public in case of an emergency incident or public threat. This phone and email system is designed to provide emergency messages to you, the public, quickly and effectively should a need arise. Types of events that you may receive messages about are:

  • Natural Disasters; such as fires, floods, severe weather
  • Man-made disasters; bomb threats, hazardous material incidents, terrorism threats
  • Evacuation notices and criminal threats
  • Public health threats such as, boil water notices, health alerts

With the spring storm season approaching soon, if you have not signed up for this free service, go to the HOT Ready website to do so.



WB Resident Raising Money For Alzheimer's
Posted February 21, 2014

Karen Lee, daughter of Linda and Dwaine Wheatley, is working to raise money to find a cure for Alzheimer's disease. She will be running in the ALZ Stars Cowtown Marathon.

Karen works as a physical therapist with Alzheimer's patients. But with the disease running in both sides of her family, she also has a personal interest in finding a cure.

You can donate online at the Alzheimer's website and then enter Karen Lee's name. Or tax deductible donations may be mailed to Bonnie Fowler, Alzheimer's Association, 2630 West Freeway, Suite 100, Fort Worth TX 76102. Include you name, address, phone, email and mention Karen Lee's name. For more information, you can call 817-336-4949 or go to www.alz.org/northcentraltexas.


Whitney Library Needs Your Help
Posted February 12, 2014

By now you have most likely noticed that construction is well underway on the new Whitney Library being built next to the Post Office. Anonymous private donations have funded 100% of the construction costs, without any taxpayer funds being used.

However, the library is in need of a number of items to furnish the interior of the building. Denise Carter, the Whitney librarian, has prepared a wishlist with the items that are still needed. They include

  • maintenance items like trash cans, cleaning cart, and vacuum
  • technology items like tablets, digital camera, and computers for patrons
  • patron area items like rugs, a desk, tables and chairs

To donate, or for more information, you can email Denise Carter or call her at 694-4639. You can also contact the following White Bluff residents who are members of the board overseeing the construction.

Linda Wilmarth Email 254-694-4236
Madeleine Lively Email 254-694-3719
Madaline Newstrom Email 254-694-5827
Joyce Morgan Email 254-694-8729

WB Chapel Invites All to Lenten Services
Posted February 12, 2014

The White Bluff Chapel will hold the following observances during the 2014 Lenten season.

  • Ash Wednesday service at 7:00pm, Wednesday, 3/05
  • Stations of the Cross service at 3:00 pm, Friday, 4/11 (Friday before Palm Sunday)
  • Maundy Thursday service at 7:00 pm Thursday, 4/17 - communion will be observed
  • Tennebrae service at 7:00 pm Good Friday, 4/18

All of the Lake Whitney area is invited to share in these worship services during this time of year leading up to Easter.

For more information, email John Upchurch or call him at 694-8575.


Handyman Service
Posted January 17, 2014

The Men's Ministry of White Bluff Chapel has established a Handyman Service to help those persons in White Bluff having limited physical capabilities, health issues, or household emergencies with odd job needs around their homes. This service is available to any resident of White Bluff.

Examples of the types of things that they do are

  • Retrieve or replace items to the attic.
  • Replace hard to reach light bulbs.
  • Hang picture frames on walls, or move a piece of furniture.
  • Fix a leaky faucet or toilet.
  • Install simple light fixtures which would not require any change in the structure or wiring.
  • Take a lawn mower or mowing tractor to have it repaired.
  • Perform simple service to a lawn mower; for example change the oil.
  • Install simple wheelchair ramps.
  • Fix a broken sprinkler head, or program sprinkler timer.

These services are free, but if you wish, donations to the Men’s Ministry may be made by sending a check to the White Bluff Chapel with a memo line of “Men’s Ministry”.

For more information, go to the Handyman Service webpage or contact Ron Williams at 694-9680 or WBC_Mens_Ministry@windstream.net


Country / Western Dancing Group in WB
Posted January 17, 2014

Approximately once a month, a group of White Bluff residents try to get together to go out to dinner and then on to a true country / western band dance. This is usually the West Over 40 Dance in Tours, or the Geneva Hall Dance in Elm Mott.

For more information, contact Carolyn or Ron Williams at 694-9680.


Recycling Greeting Cards
Posted January 17, 2014

Linda Yeary is collecting used greeting cards for recycling on behalf of St Jude's Ranch for Children in Texas and Nevada. Any used greeting cards, including Christmas cards and especially birthday and thank-you cards, are being collected.

The children of St Jude's participate in making new cards by removing the fronts of the cards and attaching a new back made with recycled paper.

If you would like to help, you can drop off any used cards you have at the Yeary home at 35062 Oak Forest Dr. You can cut off the backs and drop off just the fronts, or you can drop off the entire card. Greeting cards with handwriting on the back side of the front of the card cannot be used.

For more information on the program, go to the St Jude's greeting card recycling program website.


Recycling Paper
Posted January 17, 2014

Whitney ISD has temporarily suspended the recycling of paper pending acquisition of a container from a new provider. Recycling is expected to resume in Feruary.

For information on other local recycling programs, go to the Recycling page.



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