News & Events Archive - 2015

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New VFD Tab on WhiteBluffNow
Posted December 7, 2015

A new tab has been added to WhiteBluffNow for the WB VFD. On it you will find information on how you can help by becoming a first responder or a member of the support group.

Photos of VFD fundraisers and of the department in action are posted on this page. More information and more photos will be added over time.



Christmas Concerts
Posted October 31, 2015

Two Christmas concerts by local chorale groups which include White Bluff residents are scheduled for December.

The Central Texas Choral Society will perform their "HollyDays" Christmas Concert on Tuesday, Dec 1 at 7:30 pm. It will be held at Hill College in Hillsboro. Admission is free. David Guess, who conducted a Christmas concert at White Bluff Chapel a few years ago, will also conduct this concert. A second performance will be held in Waco on December 6.

The Bosque Chorale will perform a Christmas Pops Concert on Thursday, Dec 10 at 7:30 pm. It will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church in Clifton. Tickets are $20 for adults.

Email John or Caroline Upchurch for more information or click on either of the flyers in this article.



11th Annual Hill County Paw Pals Garage Sale
Posted October 31, 2015

Paw Pals will hold its annual garage sale on Saturday and Sunday, November 7 - 8, in Hillsboro.

See the poster in this article to make material donations, and call 254-580-0679 if you need assistance with drop off. Monetary donations are also greatly appreciated.

This is a great shelter for the needy cats and dogs in Hill County.


Electronics Recycling
Posted October 17, 2015

WBVFD will again offer as a benefit to White Bluff residents the transport of items to Itasca for Hilco's recycling program. Please refer to the list of acceptable items that was included in your Hilco bill and also in the October issue of "Texas Coop Power" on page 19.

You may bring your items to the fire station at any time and place them by the flag pole. The items will be taken inside the building each evening.

The truck will leave the fire station at 12:00 p.m. noon on October 29, 2015. Please have your items there prior to that time.


Concert to Benefit Hill County CPS
Posted October 17, 2015

A concert featuring "The Isaacs" will be held on Friday, November 6 to benefit the "Christmas for Kids" program of the Hill County CPS Board. The concert will be held at the Open Range Cowboy Church and tickets are available locally at Kitty's Lakeside Barbers.

For more information, click on the poster in this article.


Opportunity to Help the WB Firefighters
Posted October 17, 2015

Many of you have a giving nature and wouldn't think twice about helping your neighbor and your community.  

The White Bluff VFD is always looking for dedicated and responsible men and women volunteers to join their support staff. The support staff have a very important role within the fire department.  They provide food and drinks to our firefighters when they are out on a fire for an extended period of time.  They also help the fire department by organizing and working fundraising activities and supporting fire education.  

If you don't want to be a firefighter but want to help our fire department, you can do this by joining the support staff.  They will have an informational meeting for current support staff and interested residents at 6:30 pm on Monday, November 2 at the WBVFD.  Food and drink will be served and it will be an opportunity for you to see if you might fit into this group of men and women.

If you have any questions please contact Support Staff coordinator Kathy Corbin at email KKC1428@GMAIL.COM or call her at 214-223-4078.  Hope to see you there.


Phone Scam Targeting WB Residents
Posted October 3, 2015

A scam that has been around for awhile is targeting WB residents. At least two WB residents received these type of phone calls on 10/3/15. One of them reported this:

"The number he is calling from is 254-217-6029.

"I just had a phone call and the man couldn't say my name correct or anything but he said he is with the Sheriff Department and has a warrant for my arrest. He said I didn't report to jury duty on August 19th. I told him to hold on while I got the Sheriff and my son on the phone with us and he hung up on me.

"What he is telling people is they need to give him a credit card or go buy a pre-paid card for $999.00 and send it to him. It seems everyone is hanging up on him. If he calls you try to get an address to send it to or you can tell him you don't know how to do that and set up a place to meet him. Call Jeff Aguirre (254)337-0537 with the Hill County Sheriff department with the information so they can try to catch him."


Oktoberfest Comes to WB
Posted October 1, 2015

On Tuesday, October 13, the POA will sponsor its monthly covered dish dinner. This month it will be a little different.

The POA will provide bratwurst and buns. Bring a side dish or a dessert and meet your neighbors at the Rustic Pavilion at 6 pm.


Help Honor Our Law Enforcement Officers
Posted October 1, 2015

On Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at 9 am, a non-political "community-based" event will honor our law enforcement officers (LEO). Please come support those who stand between us and crime.

The event will he held in Hillsboro on the Hill County Courthouse lawn.



Thanks from Your VFD
Posted October 1, 2015

The WB VFD would like to thank property owners, local businesses and volunteers who helped to make the September 26 BBQ & Street Dance a success. Over 200 people showed up for the event that is the primary annual fundraiser for the VFD.



Hear the Beep Where You Sleep
Posted October 1, 2015

Fire Prevention Week was established to commemorate the Great Chicago Fire, the tragic 1871 conflagration that killed more than 250 people, left 100,000 homeless, destroyed more than 17,400 structures and burned more than 2,000 acres. The fire began on October 8, but continued into and did most of its damage on October 9, 1871.

While the Great Chicago Fire was the best-known blaze to start during this fiery two-day stretch, it wasn't the biggest. That distinction goes to the Peshtigo Fire, the most devastating forest fire in American history. The fire, which also occurred on October 8th, 1871, roared through Northeast Wisconsin, burning down 16 towns, killing 1,152 people, and scorching 1.2 million acres before it ended.

In 1920, President Woodrow Wilson issued the first National Fire Prevention Day proclamation, and since 1922, Fire Prevention Week has been observed on the Sunday through Saturday period in which October 9 falls. This fall, the time change happens on November 1. Use this as a reminder to check the batteries in your smoke detectors, but now is a good time to buy smoke detectors and place them close to each bedroom if you don't already have them.

Posters will go up this week at all mailboxes and various other places around White Bluff.


Music Festival in Waco
Posted September 19, 2015

The "Central Texas Choral Society" led by Dr. David Guess in Waco will perform at the Waco Cultural Arts Festival on Sunday, Sep 27 at 2:00 pm. This is part of the MusicFest portion of the Arts Festival, which also includes DanceFest, ScienceFest, Africa FilmFest and WordFest.

Email members John or Caroline Upchurch for more information on this concert.



Symphony Comes to Hillsboro
Posted September 19, 2015

The Baylor Symphoney will perform at Hill College in Hillsboro on Thursday, September 24. The symphony has an extensive schedule each year, both on and off campus.

The concert is free and will be held at 7:30 pm. For more information, click on the poster in this article.


Pink Partners Events at WB
Posted September 19, 2015

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and there will be two events that will benefit the Providence Foundation - Pink Partners.

All of the donations and registration fees will stay in and be used for women in Hill County.

The first event is a 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, October 10 and the second event is a Golf Scramble on Monday, October 12. The golf will be played on the Old Course and you do not have to be a member of the WBLGA - anyone is welcome to play - no handicap required.

Invite family and friends to participate in either or both events (click on flyers for details) or make a donation to support Pink Partners for Breast Cancer Awareness.



Lost Dog
Posted September 1, 2015

There is a lost dog hanging out at 8025 Fawn Dr as of 10 am on September 1. He appears to be a purebred large shaggy type dog or poodle. He barks and will not let someone get close enough to read his dog tag. He is solid brown.

See the video for details.

For more information contact Gary Jeter, 8027 Fawn Dr, 254-694-8353.


Child Protective Services Fundraiser on Sept 19
Posted September 1, 2015

On Saturday, September 19 the Hill County Child Protective Services (CPS) Board will sponsor their annual fundraiser to raise funds to help meet the needs of children in CPS care, including buying clothes, Christmas presents, and special needs.

This year's event will feature a BBQ dinner, a silent auction, and live music by the Blue Jean Angels. Tickets are $10 for adults and the event runs from 4:30 pm - 8 pm.

For more information, click on the flyer to the right, email Cassie Fleming or call her at 254-694-8961 or email Becky Watkins or call her at 254-694-6438.



VFD Auction Donations Sought
Posted August 31, 2015

The WB VFD is looking for items to be donated for the raffle / auction which they hold in conjunction with the annual street dance.

All donations are tax-deductible, and the VFD will furnish receipts. If you have anything that you would like to donate, please email Linda Turner or call her at 694-7984.

For more information about the dinner and dance, email Linda Wilmarth, or call her at 694-4236.



Calling All Vietnam Vets
Posted August 31, 2015

The Fort Graham Chapter of the DAR, in partnership with the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War Commission, wants to present a certificate from DAR honoring the service of each of the veterans who served in the military during the Vietnam War. The veterans do not need to have served specifically in Vietnam, just in the US military during that period, in whatever capacity.

They are requesting that you submit the names and service branches of any veterans you know of, living or passed, who served in the Vietnam War.

The certificate will honor the veterans in recognition of their valor, service and sacrifice during the Vietnam War.

The certificates will be presented at the local Veterans Day events at both the Lake Whitney Public Library, 10 am - noon on Wednesday, Nov. 11 and at Hillsboro Junior High on that same morning.

Please submit the mailing address of each veteran along with their formal name and service branch so that DAR can mail them their certificate in case they cannot attend one of the Hill County events on Veterans Day. They can be living anywhere in the world. If the veteran is deceased, submit the veteran's name and the name and address of a family member to receive the certificate.

Please email this information to fortgrahamdar@gmail.com. For more information, contact Madeleine Lively.



Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT)
Posted August 4, 2015

Following a major disaster, it is likely that local firefighters, police officers, and paramedics will be overwhelmed. As a result, immediate emergency assistance may not be available. This is where you can step in and help your neighbors and community by becoming a CERT member. CERTs are comprised of local volunteers that desire to improve their community by supporting response operations during a disaster or emergency. Volunteers receive free training and equipment that are provided through the Homeland Security Grant Program and local supporters.

Just as important as helping during an actual emergency, CERT members work closely with local emergency management and response officials to improve community preparedness and resilience. While disasters may not occur everyday, there is an ongoing need to educate the public about hazards within the community, emergencies planning, and the importance of disaster response training. CERT members participate in activities throughout the year. When disaster does strike, CERT members spring into action to provide necessary medical, search and rescue, and logistical support under the direction and supervision of emergency responders.

A free training class will be starting soon. It will possibly be held on a Friday night and Saturday. If you are interested, call or text Mary Rae at 254-266-0384.

For more information, go to the Heart of Texas CERT website or email Kathy Corbin.



Permanent Email Addresses
Posted August 4, 2015

Many White Bluff residents use email addresses associated with their ISP, such as janedoe@windstream.net, janedoe@valornet.com, or janedoe@nxlink.com. If at some point you have to move out of the Windstream / Nxlink service area, then these addresses will no longer be valid.

Save yourself some trouble by considering switching to a non-ISP specific email provider now such as Gmail. That way, no matter where you live or travel throughout the world, you will have easy access to your email. And that will be one less thing you will have to do if you ever have to move out of White Bluff.



Lake Whitney Master Plan Being Revised
Posted July 27, 2015

The Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) recently held a public meeting in Whitney to discuss its proposed revisions to the Whitney Lake Master Plan. The Master Plan guides the management of the government lands around the reservoir. The Master Plan affects future management of natural resources and recreational opportunities to ensure the sustainability of Whitney Lake.

For more information, see the proposed Master Plan. To comment on it to the Corp of Engineers and on any related concerns, complete the Comment form before August 13.



WB VFD BBQ & Street Dance -
Tickets on Sale at Mailboxes Tuesday, Sep 8
Posted July 27, 2015


Tickets to the 9th annual White Bluff VFD BBQ and Street Dance are now available from VFD members. Additionally, tickets will be sold at all of the mailboxes from 2 – 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 8.

The dinner and dance will be held Saturday, September 26, from 5 - 9 p.m. at the firehouse. Tickets are $40 per couple, $20 for singles, and kids are $5 at the door.  Proceeds will go to help pay for our newest fire truck which will be on display at the dance.

This year's menu will feature BBQ brisket and sausage, beans, potato salad, drink and dessert. Dinner will be served from 5 - 6:30 p.m.  DJ Diamond Dave will once again spin tunes from the 50's, 60's and some more recent ones for the young and young-at-heart. Requests are always welcome.

A raffle will be held that night for the "Cozy Posies" quilt. This beautiful quilt, which was handmade and donated by the WB quilting group, features soft shades of reds, blues, greens, yellows and beiges in a floral pattern.

Rides on one of the fire engines will be available for the kids and any interested adults. The VFD also expects to have a Careflight helicopter and/or ambulance on display.

Please bring your own chairs. Alcohol is not permitted.

For tickets, email Linda Yeary or call her at 254-221-0101. For more information, see the VFD BBQ & Dance flyer or email Linda Wilmarth or call her at 254-205-3693.


Open Houses, Refreshments & Door Prizes
Posted July 27, 2015

Barbara Dudley and Linda McClary are hosting open houses on Saturday, August 1, from 10am - 4 pm. Six White Bluff homes on White Bluff Drive, Trailwood Drive, Lakeside Trail, Faircrest Drive, and Meadowmore Court will be featured. Refreshments will be served and there will be door prizes.

Click on the Open House ad to the right for more information.


Schnauzer Mix Needs a Good Home
Posted July 7, 2015

This Schnauzer mix was found near White Bluff and is looking for a good home. For more information, email Barbara Dudley or call her at 254-337-1603.



Water Aerobics Class Enjoys Popularity
Posted July 7, 2015

The White Bluff Water Aerobics class meets at the Rustic Pool every weekday morning, Monday through Friday, from 9:00-10:00 a.m. The class offers an exercise program that consists of 30 minutes of aerobics, culminating in a heart-rate check, and then 30 minutes of water weight exercises, followed by a cool-down. People can attend regularly or sporadically.

Due to the high level of participation, the class is limited to White Bluff Resort owners only. To take the class, just arrive at the pool before 9:00 a.m. Bring a set of water weights and, ideally, wear pool shoes. For questions, call Joyce Horn at 254-694-3328.



Senior Discounts
Posted July 7, 2015

If you are over 55, or even 50 in some cases, many national chains offer discounts. The Senior Discounts list shows you some of what is available, including restaurants, grocery stores, haircuts and travel.

While a business on this list may have changed its policy since the list was compiled, it should be mostly accurate. And even if a business is not listed here, it never hurts to ask them about their senior policy.



Pickle-Ball Comes to WB
Posted June 25, 2015

Pickle-ball has been around since 1965. Advertised as the fastest growing adult sport, it is found at many adult living communities, YMCA's, community centers, etc.

A YMCA has donated their used pickle-ball nets, balls, and paddles to WB. You can play on any tennis court. For more information, go to Pickleball.com or call Jody Yarbro at 694-1407 or 254-717-1557.



Beware of Scams with Online Advertising
Posted June 25, 2015

When advertising anything for sale on the Internet, whether it is on Craig's List, WhiteBluffNow, or any other website, beware of potential scams.

One such scam involves a potential buyer sending you a check for more than the amount that you are asking for the item, and then requesting that you send them back a check for the difference, or that you send the difference to a company who will arrange for shipping the item. The check that the person sent to you is more than likely a fake and will bounce when you try to deposit it.

For more information, go to Craigslist - Avoiding Scams and Craigslist - Personal Safety.

Bottom line, if it sounds suspicious, be careful - it may very well be a scam.



Help 911 Help You
Posted June 9, 2015

Medical emergencies can happen anytime. You may be home alone. Or others in the house with you may not be able to recall your medical history when 911 responders arrive.

Help 911 help you by filling out the 911 Emergency Information form. Fill it out in pencil to make it easy to update whenever anything changes.

The WB VFD Chief asks that each homeowner fill this form out, and he recommends placing this on the side or the front of your refrigerator with a magnet. Be sure to fill out both pages of the form, and to fill out separate copies for each family member.



Water Aerobics
Posted May 29, 2015

Water Aerobics exercise for men and women starts again on June 1 at the Rustic Pool. These free sessions are held Monday through Friday (weather permitting), from 9 AM to 10 AM.

For more information, email Marcia Kane.



Phone and Internet Service Options in WB
Posted May 29, 2015

As companies such as NextLink begin to offer phone service within White Bluff, it is important to understand the advantages and disadvantages of such VOIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol) services.

Advantages of VOIP service

  • Can be significantly cheaper than a landline

Disadvantages of VOIP service

  • Your phone (including 911 service) will not work
    • If your power is out
    • If your Internet service is down
    • With many medical devices that rely on a feedback line, e.g. pacemakers
  • Your phone may not work with other systems that require a feedback line, e.g. home security systems or subscription TV services. You would need to check with whatever companies you deal with to know for sure.
  • Sound quality may not be as good as a landline but the difference is typically not a significant impediment to holding a conversation
  • Faxes cannot be sent over a VOIP phone



Cliff Falls
Posted May 11, 2015

The piece of the bluff that was cracked finally fell on May 10, likely as a result of the heavy rain that day. The pictures below were taken by WB resident Emmet McMahan who went out in his paddleboat this morning to photograph this.

The piece that fell is visible on the left side of the second photo. Click on that photo to enlarge.



Better to Be Safe
Posted May 11, 2015

Now that we are in the middle of severe weather season, you might want to consider signing up for an automatic notification system.

Whitney Police has a free system. Before the funnel cloud that was spotted on 1713 in Whitney around 5:50 last night (see photo at right), they sent out a message at 5:05 pm and continued sending updates during the storm. See an example of a message from the Whitney Police. Sign up for this service.

WeatherCall is separate service that costs $9.95 per year. Yesterday, they sent out their first message 7 minutes before the Whitney Police, followed by other messages later. See an example of a WeatherCall message. Sign up for this service.

Both services can notify you via phone call, text and email. In the past, sometimes one service seems to be more reliable and sometimes the other does, although WeatherCall in general seems to be more consistent than the Whitney Police system. Note that when there is a lot of bad weather around, you may get one or two of the notification methods but not all three, so it is a good idea to sign up for all the notification methods you can - phone, text, and email.

For real-time updates, the WFAA website has a radar map that you can view during a storm as do other local television stations.



5K Run/Walk on June 6
Posted May 11, 2015

Operation Greater Love will be sponsoring a 5K Run/Walk on June 6. All funds raised will go towards the building on homes in Whintey for wounded veterans.

The race begins at 8am at the Whitney Elementary School. The entry fee is $25 until May 23, and $30 after that.

For more information and the registration form, see the 5k flier.


Lake Whitney Nearly Full
Posted May 11, 2015

Following the storm at the end of April, the Lake Whitney water level rose 3 feet. Then on Sunday May 10 it rose another 4 feet. Besides water from the rain and the continuing runoff, Lake Granbury is now releasing 17,000 cubic feet per second into Lake Whitney. All of this means that the lake should be full within the next day or so.

To track the lake level, go to the Corp of Engineers website. Scroll down to the Brazos River Basin section then scroll to Whitney. Put your mouse over the first number on that line to see a graph of the water level over the past month.


POA Annual Meeting on May 16
Posted April 23, 2015

The 2015 Property Owner Association Annual Meeting will be held at the New Course Pavilion on Saturday, May 16. The meeting will begin at 10am with check-in beginning at 9:30 am. In the event of inclement weather, the meeting will be held at Whitney High School.

Immediately following the meeting, there will be a special luncheon in the Trophy Grille with a portion of the proceeds going to support the WB VFD.


Quilt Raffle to Benefit WB VFD
Posted April 23, 2015

For the fifth 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, named "Cozy Posies", features soft shades of reds, blues, greens, yellows and beiges and measures 60" x 77".

Tickets go on sale on Saturday, May 16, 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.



Veterans Event on May 9 in Fort Worth
Posted April 23, 2015

Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base (Carswell Field) will host its first annual, on-base event for the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War on May 9, 2015. The theme, "Welcome home - it's never too late to pay tribute to the men and women who answered the call of duty with courage and valor," will commemorate the 50th anniversary of America's large-scale involvement as U.S. ground combat units began to deploy to Southeast Asia.

The focus is Vietnam War Veterans and their families, but this is an event for all Veterans. Whether you're a World War II Veteran, Korean War, Beirut, Granada, Panama, Desert Storm, Iraq, Afghanistan, or anywhere in between - you are to come out, shake a fellow Vet's hand and welcome each other home.

Core events for that day include a joint-service ceremony to recognize, thank and honor Vietnam War Veterans and their attending family members, as well as selected veterans to speak about their Vietnam War experience.

Members of the Hill County "Fort Graham DAR" are helping to support the event.

Doors open at 8am. Hotdogs, hamburgers and drinks will be provided free of charge to all attendees. Some chairs will be provided, but you are encouraged to bring a folding chair if you have one.

Map of Event, where the ceremony will be held, as well as static Vietnam-era aircraft displays, food, Vietnam-era car show, POW/MIA wall, and Firebase Fort Worth reenactment.


Golf Tournament on May 9 to Benefit WB VFD
Posted April 23, 2015

The White Bluff Men's Golf Association is hosting a golf tournament benefiting the Volunteer Fire Dept. The date is Saturday, May 9th with a 10:30am start at the Old Course, playing a 4 Person Scramble format.

They will have awards, door prizes and food. This year they hope to have enough teams for 2 flights.

Gather up your team of friends or relatives, men and ladies, golfers or non-golfers. If you have a partial team or no team they can fill it or put you on one.

Please have the entry form turned in or postmarked by April 25th.

For additional information, see the flyer or email Steve Short.



White Bluff Community Sunrise Service
Posted March 25, 2015

The annual White Bluff Community Easter Sunrise Service will be held at 7:00 a.m., Sunday April 5, 2015.  The site of the service is the hillside above the White Bluff marina.  Please bring lawn chairs or blankets.  Parking is available at the site.

Immediately following the service a breakfast will be served in the Maurice Martin Fellowship Hall at White Bluff Chapel.  Everyone is invited to join us for breakfast.

Please invite your friends and neighbors and join us as we celebrate the resurrection of our Lord.



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Fundraiser for Veteran's
Home Building Project on April 25
Posted March 25, 2015

Operation Greater Love, the local organization that will be building a home for a wounded veteran in the Lake Shadows subdivision in Whitney, will be holding an "Evening of Hope" Launch Party, Dinner and Auction on Saturday, April 25.

The group has a building committee tweaking the handicapped floor plan, a fund raising team and a team to select the veteran. They expect to break ground as soon as the weather permits. A concert with The Isaac's earlier in March raised almost $8000 to be put towards this project. 

The event will be held at the Whitney Fellowship at the Forum in downtown Whitney. Doors open at 5:00 with dinner from 5:30-6:30 followed by the auction at 6:45. A limited number of tickets are being sold for $20 in advance or $25 at the door. You can purchase them at any of the places shown on the flyer in this article or you can email Barbara Dudley to get a ticket from her.

If you are interested in donating an item to the auction or in making a monetary auction, you can contact Denise Callaway at 254-707-0975 or Perry Auten at 254-602-2068.


Save the Date - WB VFD BBQ Dinner & Street Dance on Sep 26
Posted March 25, 2015

The WB VFD has announced that the 8th Annual Dinner & Street Dance will be on Saturday, Sep 26.

During the past year, several of the first responders with the VFD have attended ECA (Emergency Care Attendant) classes and received their certifications. 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.


Electronics Recycling in April
Posted March 25, 2015

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.

For your convenience, the WB VFD will be collecting items from WB residents and delivering them to Hilco. You may drop off your items at the WB VFD before April 28. If no one is at the VFD when you stop by, leave your items by the flag pole.



We are not Alone by Toni Wengler

WB Resident Wins National Art Contest
Posted March 25, 2015

For the second year in a row, Toni Wengler has won first prize in the DAR American Heritage Art Contest. The award winning colored pencil painting on sand paper is named "We are not Alone". It will be displayed during the DAR Continental Congress event at the DAR Museum in Washington, D.C during July.

For information on how to purchase copies of this painting or the original, or to view more of Toni's work, visit her webpage.



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March 8 Concert at Open Range Cowboy Church
Posted March 4, 2015

Sunday evening, March 8, Open Range Cowboy Church will present "The Isaacs" in concert at their church. This will be the first fundraiser for the community wide project "Operation: Greater Love" that is building a house for a wounded veteran here in Whitney.

See the poster for more details. A spaghetti dinner will be served prior to the concert, for donations, so come hungry.



Annual WBC Retreat on March 20-22
Posted March 4, 2015

Everyone is invited to WB Chapel's annual retreat to be held later this month.  "1 Thessalonians - Embracing the Joy of Spiritual Influence" will be the title of the retreat this year, scheduled for March 20-22. Dr. Ken Horton, retired Senior Pastor at McKinney Memorial Bible Church of Fort Worth, will serve as the retreat leader.

Dr. Horton explains: “We were created to know the joy of serving God and the blessing of encouraging others.  This letter, written early in Paul's ministry, unpacks key truths that will strengthen our passion for such a life that enriches our present relationships, strengthens our hope for the future and lays up treasure for eternity.”  During the retreat sessions, Horton will key off concepts from 1 Thessalonians 1:1-5:11.

The event will follow a format similar to those we have held in past retreats: 

Friday     7:00 p.m. Start time
Saturday  9:30 a.m. Light breakfast
  10:00 a.m.   Study start time
   Lunch provided
  2:00 p.m.   Study concludes
Sunday  9:15 a.m.      Dr. Horton preaching: "Pursuing Contagious Spiritual Influence,"
1 Thessalonians 5:12-24

Participants are requested to register for the event so that they can prepare for the right number. You can call the church office at 254-694-3719 between 9am and noon Monday-Friday.  Please register by Thursday, March 19.  There is no charge.


Stray Cat Found near WB Entrance
Posted March 4, 2015

Carol Duffin has reported that there is a beautiful white female cat that has been seen in her neighborhood for a couple of months. She looks healthy, but clearly has no home.

The Duffins live on the inner loop at the front of White Bluff. Carol can be reached at lgduffin@yahoo.com


Men's Golf Association Sponsoring Golf Tournament to Benefit VFD
Posted March 4, 2015

Spring is on the way and with it comes many invitations. The White Bluff Men's Golf Association is pleased to host a golf tournament benefitting our Volunteer Fire Dept. The date is Saturday, May 9 with a 10:30am start at the Old Course, playing a 4 Person Scramble format. We will have Awards, Door Prizes and Food. This year we hope to have enough teams for 2 flights.

Please save the date and start gathering up your team of friends or relatives, men and ladies, golfers or non golfers. If you have a partial team or no team we can fill it or put you on one. Complete the entry form by April 25 and mail it to the address on the form.

Questions? See the information sheet or contact Steve Short at sshort@valornet.com. Please pass this information along to anyone you think would be interested.



WB Author to Hold Book Signing
Posted February 24, 2015

Ben Hagins, from Waco and White Bluff, will be at the White Bluff Chapel during the Men's Ministry Chili Cook-off and lunch, on Sunday, March 15, from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm.

Ben will be available for a book signing and informally answer questions about his new project. The recently released 130 page book, Slice of Heaven, contains fifty inspirational narratives and poems. It is the type of book that you can open to any page at any time to receive a blessing and reflect inwardly.

Ben is a Baylor graduate and a former B-52 radar navigator at Carswell AFB. He is a retired advisor for First Command Financial Planning, where he worked with military families in the areas of saving, insurance, and investments.


Residential Garbage Dumpster
Posted February 24, 2015

At the last POA board meeting the board requested that White Bluff look into providing a place for part time residents to dispose of their trash. In response to that request a large dumpster has been provided behind the New Course cart barn for property owners' use on a test case basis.

This dumpster is for trash only. It is not for brush, tires, old paint, debris from new residential construction, broken appliances, unwanted furniture, etc.

The dumpster is being provided by the POA so that homeowners without trash collection services do not have to carry their trash home.


WB 5K Run/Walk on April 25
Posted February 13, 2015

Several WB residents are organizing a 5K Run/Walk to benefit the WB VFD. The event will be held on Saturday, April 25. Registration is 7:30 am - 8:00 am at the Rustic Pool parking lot, with the run/walk beginning at 8:30 am sharp.

The entry fee of $25 includes a t-shirt for those who register by March 15. Checks can be made out to "WB VFD". To register, you can fill out this registration form. For more information or to submit the registration form, you can email Nancy Gibson or call her at 254-694-4226.


Recycling Greeting Cards
Posted January 2, 2015

Linda and Ned Wilmarth are collecting used greeting cards for recycling on behalf of St Jude's Ranch for Children in Texas and Nevada. 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 that you have in the box by the front door at the Wilmarth home at 46010 White Bluff 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.



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