News & Events in 2012

Got Puzzles?
Posted December 21, 2012

Do you enjoy doing jigsaw puzzles, but don't know what to do with them once you've finished one? How about joining a puzzle exchange?

Janet Ashley is interested is setting up an group to swap the puzzles among WB residents. You can email Janet or call her at 694-4965.

If you don't particularly want to join the exchange, but have puzzles you'd like to get rid of, contact Janet for that too. She'll be glad to take them and distribute them to others in the neighborhood.

Christmas Card Recycling
Posted December 21, 2012

Ned and Linda Wilmarth are collecting used Christmas cards on behalf of St Jude's Ranch for Children in Texas and Nevada. Any other used greeting cards, especially birthday and thank-you cards, all also 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 Wilmarth home. You can cut off the backs and drop off just the fronts, or you can drop off the entire card and they will remove the backs. Greeting cards with handwriting on the back side of the front of the card cannot be used.

The address to drop off the cards is 46010 White Bluff Dr. If no one is home, there will be a box to the right of the front door where you can leave them. Please drop off your cards by the middle of January.

For more information on the program, email Linda Wilmarth or call her at 694-4236, or go to the St Jude's greeting card recycling program website.

Lassie, Come Home
Posted December 3, 2012

Update December 7: Nessie has been found, and is home now.

Nessie, a 7 month old Sheltie, went missing from the McClary's yard around noon on Sunday, December 2. She looks just like Lassie.

Please email Linda or Mac McClary or call the cell phone at 214-202-7001 if you find her. They are offering a $500 reward for her return.

Update - Nessie was spotted at Westmeadow and Oakdale around 1 pm on 12/3, but is still not "apprehended".

Christian Writer's Workshop
Posted December 3, 2012

The 2nd annual "Christian Writer's Workshop" will be held on January 12, 2013.

Dr. Jim Denison, president of Denison Forum, a daily commentary of today's news from a Christian perspective, and former pastor of Park Cities Baptist Church in Dallas will be the first speaker. He will be followed by Dr. David L. Cook, who bridges sports and business and has written Golf's Sacred Journey, made into the movie, Seven Days in Utopia, staring Robert Duval.

The event will be held at Woodway First Baptist, 101 Ritchie Road, just south of Waco, from 9 am - 11:30 am. Tickets are $20 at the door, or $15 if you pre-register. Email Reita or call her at 254-339-3060 for more information.

This will be followed by free Wednesday evening workshops from 6 pm - 7:30 pm.

  • January 16 - Outlining the Workshop Goals
  • January 23 – Sherrod Fielden – speaker Cowboy Poet
  • January 30 – Lisa Wingate – author Tending Roses
  • February 6 – Writing To Publish
  • February 13 – Jimmy Dorrell – Mission Waco President
  • February 20 – Critiquing Session
  • February 27 – Elizabeth Oates – staff writer for Waco Today

Also, beginning Monday, January 14 through January 18, Elizabeth Sherrill's "How To Think Like an Editor" class will be held from 9 am – 4 pm. Cost is $220.

Christmas Concert at WB on Dec 15
Posted November 28, 2012

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The Bosque Chorale will present its Christmas concert, "A Very Bosque Christmas", on Saturday, Dec 15. The concert will feature classical and contemporary music, including two of Robert Shaw's "Many Moods of Christmas" suites. It will be performed with an orchestra and will also include some audience sing-along.

The concert will begin at 7pm, at the White Bluff Chapel. For tickets or for more information, email John or Caroline Upchurch or call them at 694-8575.

DAR Founding Mothers to Perform at Layland Museum Theater on Dec 15
Posted November 28, 2012

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The Fort Graham Chapter, TXDAR, invites the public to attend a free performance of their Founding Mothers popular historic re-enactment presentation on Saturday, December 15 at the Layland Museum theater, located just north of the courthouse in Cleburne. The performance will occur during an informational video filming session in which the Founding Mothers troupe will be showcased.

While the detailed, formal invitation gives the starting time as 11:00 am, the audience may arrive anytime between 11:00 and 2:00, depending on how much of the preliminary filming and behind-the-scenes production process they want to view.

At about 1:00, a full run-through of the 40-minute, one-act performance may be seen. Audience members might appear as spectators in the video.

White Bluff residents who are members of the troupe include Susan Johnston, Jane Osborn, Candice Haverkorn, Linda Watson, Madeleine Lively, Mildred Jackson, Carlene Gribble and Annette Adelman. Other members performing with the troupe include Susan Eubank and Shelba Davis, both of Whitney.

Can the WB VFD Find You?
Posted November 14, 2012

Recently the WB VFD was called to a residence for a suspected heart attack. It was the middle of the night, and pitch black. The residence did not have reflective street numbers, which cost the VFD extra time locating the home.

Luckily, the delay had no impact on the prognosis this time. But, next time, it might.

The WB VFD sells reflective streetside house numbers for $30, installed. If you do not already have these at your home, consider emailing Bob Harris or calling him at 694-1733 to get a set installed. They just might save your life.

Whitney Food Bank Needs Your Help
Posted November 14, 2012

Each November, the Whitney Food Bank, Our Daily Bread, sponsors its annual food drive.

The 2011 food drive was its most successful ever, exceeding their goal of 75,000 pounds, and enabling Our Daily Bread to feed an ever-increasing number of local residents who are dealing with unemployment and spiraling food costs.

But 2012 has been a strain on their resources. Their goal this year of 85,000 pounds will enable them to be prepared for ongoing economic issues.

Bins for your donations will be available at the White Bluff Chapel throughout the month of November. For additional information, email Diana Van Wagner or call her at 254-694-1372. Anything you can do to help will be appreciated by everyone involved in this community-wide effort.

Concert at WB on Nov 11
Posted November 7, 2012

White Bluff residents are invited to a concert offered by choral students from Happy Hill Academy. The group will perform at White Bluff Chapel on Sunday, November 11th at 6 p.m. Following the concert, a light dinner will be served in the Maurice Martin Fellowhship Hall. Please join us for a fun evening!

WB Blood Drive on Nov 10
Posted November 7, 2012

White Bluff Chapel, in conjunction with Carter Blood Bank, will hold a blood drive on Saturday, November 10 from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. The drive will take place in the Maurice Martin Fellowship Hall.

For more information or to make an appointment to donate, contact the office of White Bluff Chapel at 254-694-7060.

Got Snakes?
Posted November 7, 2012

Next time you see a poisonous snake in your yard, here's a tip for killing them without having to get too close. A WB resident says he uses "wasp & hornet spray" to disable rattlesnakes. He said he may use 1/2 can on one snake. After that, the snake is pretty disoriented and you can kill it with a shovel. The best part about this is that the "wasp & hornet spray" sprays a long distance, so you don't have to get too close to the snake.

The USDA did a study on brown snakes, and it came to a similar conclusion.

Rally Golf Event a Success
Posted October 24, 2012

The organizers of the Rally for the Cure golf event wish to thank ALL who participated in the event on October 15th. It was a beautiful day in White Bluff and what a great way to conclude the celebration of Breast Cancer Awareness month.

There are 12 breast cancer survivors living in White Bluff. They were honored at the wrap-up and 4 of them were there to share their stories.

Thanks to all of the 54 ladies who came out to golf. Golf registration and entry fees of $1,080 will be sent to Rally for the Cure, and $5,628 from donations will be sent to the Susan Komen Foundation.

Click here to see more photos from the event.

Puppeteer at White Bluff on Nov 3
Posted October 24, 2012

Susan Thompson, along with her puppet "Katie the Christian Caterpillar", will be at WB to entertain the kids while their mommies visit the art show. Susan has written two books, and will have copies of one of them at the show.

Susan and Katie will be performing on Saturday, Nov 3, between 1 pm and 3 pm, at the White Bluff Chapel Art Show. The show runs from 10 am - 4 pm on Saturday, and Sunday from after the church service until 1 pm.

Trunk or Treat
Posted October 24, 2012


Saturday, October 27
5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
White Bluff Chapel Parking Lot

Open to Everyone

No Excuse not to Exercise
Posted October 2, 2012

There are three exercise classes starting up in White Bluff this month. All are open to any residents.

The Exercise Group will meet each week on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, beginning Monday, October 8, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. at White Bluff Chapel. Each participant works at their own level - you can do as much as you feel comfortable with.

There is no cost for this class. Join us for exercise (and a few laughs, too)!!! If you have any questions, email Dottie Redding or call her at 694-8053.

Line Dancing will be held each Monday at 2:30 p.m. at White Bluff Chapel beginning Monday, October 8, 2012. Carole Huens will be teaching the class...she's a great teacher with lots of patience!!

Cost is $2.00 per session (to help cover utilities cost). If you have any questions, email Dottie Redding or call her at 694-8053.

A brand new Yoga/Pilates class will begin October 10th at 6:00pm. It will be held at the Information Center conference room on White Bluff Drive.

Cost for this class is $35 for the first 4 weeks, which includes materials. The classes will continue beyond that if there is interest. Contact Master Trainer Sherry Pritchett at 254-205-9214 (phone or text) or 694-3323 (phone) for registration and more information.

Book Signing on Oct 6
Posted October 2, 2012

White Bluff resident and author Leonard Critcher will be having a book signing of his book "Drawing The Line". It will be held at the Brazos Street Market in downtown Whitney on Pioneer Day, Saturday, October 6 from 2-4.

Taste of Whitney on Oct 20
Posted October 2, 2012

Isaiah's Place will be hosting a taste of Whitney event on Saturday, Oct 20, from 10-3. The event, named "Sample Your Way through Whitney" will feature free samples from participating area restaurants.

Isaiah's Place is sponsoring this event as part of the celebration of their 10 year anniversary.

Is This Your Missing Cat?
Posted September 19, 2012

Updated Sep 23, 2012: New home found for this cat.

This cat has taken up residence at the Browder house. It is very friendly and playful, so they believe it may be someone's missing pet.

If you know who may own this pet, you can call Jim Browder at 694-4873.

Hill County CPS Fundraiser on Sep 29
Posted September 19, 2012

The Hill County Child Protective Services Board will be holding their annual fundraiser on Sat, Sep 29, in Hillsboro. This year's event will include a BBQ dinner, band, door prizes, and an auction.

County Commissioners Bodeker and Sulak are cooking the BBQ. So far, they have about 35 items for the silent auction including some original art.

For more information or to donate an item to the auction, see the event flyer, email Karen Williams or call her at 214-205-7872, or email Kay Harris or call her at 254-205-2355.

Rally for the Cure on Oct 15
Posted September 17, 2012

On Monday, October 15, there will be a 4 lady team scramble to benefit "Susan Komen for the Cure". This year's event will begin at 8 am at the Old Course. Any lady is welcome - form your own team or sign up individually.

The registration deadline is October 1. For more information, see the event poster, email Joan Grubbs or call her at 694-8559 , or email Linda Yeary or call her at 694-2044.

Deer Survey
Posted September 17, 2012

This year's White Bluff deer survey will be Wednesday evenings, Oct 3, 10, 17, and 24. The spotlight survey will be done each night, from dusk until about 10 pm. You can expect to see vehicles driving the roads, shining spotlights into the woods in order to count the deer.

WB Arts & Crafts Show & Sale on Nov 3-4
Posted September 17, 2012

This year's art show will be held on Saturday, Nov 3, from 10 am - 4 pm and Sunday, Nov 4, from 10:30 am - 1 pm. If you have items to exhibit such as paintings in oil, water colors, pencil, etc, needlework and quilts, photography, handmade jewelry, sculptures, wood art, woodcarving,  creative baking, stained glass, taxidermy or any handmade item, then you may want to consider participating.

The application is due October 26. For more information, see the event details, email Ginger Seurkamp or call her at 694-7206.

VFD Auction Donations Sought
Posted September 7, 2012

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

They have already received some donations from residents. One item is a custom made .244 Remington (aka 6mm Remington) with a hand checkered Birdseye maple stock. This includes a 2.5 to 8 power Bausch and Lomb scope.

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Another item is a original watercolor painting by Dorothy Johnston, an Texas artist who lived in Waco for some time. This painting was acquired by Suzey Harris prior to Dorothy moving to Colorado. The painting is 23" by 17", framed to 31" by 25".

All donations are tax-deductible, and the VFD will furnish receipts. If you have anything that you would like to donate, please email Anne Fox or call her at 694-7334.

For more information about the dinner and dance, see the VFD BBQ & Dance flyer, email Linda Wilmarth or call her at 694-4236.

WB VFD BBQ & Street Dance Tickets on Sale at Mailboxes, Tuesday, Sep 4
Posted August 29, 2012

Tickets to this year's WB VFD BBQ and Street Dance are now available from any VFD member. Additionally, they will be sold at all of the mailboxes on Tuesday, September 4, from 1 pm - 6 pm.

The dinner and dance will be held Saturday, September 22, from 5 pm - 9 pm, at the firehouse. Tickets are $35 per couple or $18 for singles (kids $5 at the door) and the 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 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm. The Total Strangers band will once again perform at the street dance, from 6 pm - 9 pm.

As in the past, there will be a raffle and auction of items donated to the VFD. New this year will be a silent auction. The "Let Freedom Ring" quilt, which was handmade by the WB quilting group, will be part of a separate raffle held that evening .

Rides on one of the fire engines will be available, for the young and young-at-heart. The VFD also expects to have an Emergency Services helicopter and an ambulance on display.

Bring your own chairs. Alcohol not permitted.

For more information, see the VFD BBQ & Dance flyer, email Linda Wilmarth or call her at 694-4236.

Free Museum Day
Posted August 29, 2012

Smithsonian Magazine is sponsoring Museum Day on Saturday, September 29. Museums throughout the country will offer free admissions that day. More than 50 participating Texas museums can be found at this link.

If you decide to attend, be sure to signup for a free ticket for two people, which will be emailed to you.

Knit One, Purl One
Posted July 18, 2012

Any and all ladies who like to knit or crochet are welcome to join the group that meets at the White Bluff Chapel every Monday morning from 10:00-12:00. Each person works on their own projects, and the time passes quickly with chat.

They recently sent 100 hats and 23 lapkins to Children's Hospital in Ft. Worth. They also are sending to the Dallas hospital, to M.D. Anderson, and to St. Jude's. They are sending a whole suitcase of "critters" with a teen who is going to Africa as a missionary, hoping that the orphanage children will like them.

They can definitely use the help, and welcome you to join them.

Catfish Dinner
Posted July 18, 2012

A White Bluff resident reports:

"We recently ate at the Catfish Haven in Hillsboro and it was the best 1/2 lb of catfish I've ever eaten. Their hours are Tues - Thurs 11am - 7pm, Fri and Sat 11am - 9pm, and Sun 12pm - 5pm. The fish basket is $6.95 - which includes 1/2 lb of fish and 1 side dish.

They have 8 or 9 booths and do take-outs too. It's clean and the folks are really nice. The fish comes from Arkansas too. If you're really HUNGRY you can get the BIG basket for $12.95 which includes 2 sides and a whole pound of fish."

Catfish Haven is located at 302 W Elm (Highway 22, west of the railroad tracks), and their number is 254-580-2600.

CASA Cupcakes
Posted June 1, 2012

CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates for children) of Hill & McClennan counties will be holding a "Cupcakes & Coffee" informal informational event on Tuesday, June 12, from 2pm – 3 pm.

CASA volunteers are appointed by judges to watch over and speak up for abused and neglected children to make sure they don't get lost in the overburdened legal and social service systems or languish in the foster care system. CASA volunteers stay with each child until he or she is placed in a safe, permanent home and the case is closed. For many abused children, their CASA volunteer is the one constant in their lives and often, the one adult who cares only for them.

The meeting will be at the Central Baptist Church, 1100 Old Bynum Rd, in Hillsboro. For more info, see the CASA flyer, or email Mindi Masten or call her at 254-752-9330, ext 119.

WB Art Show
Posted June 1, 2012

This year's White Bluff Art Show will be held on Saturday, Nov 3, from 10-5 and Sunday, Nov 4, for an hour after the WB Chapel morning services.

Participation is open to any WB property owner or WB Chapel member who would like to display their items. 10% of the proceeds from all sales will go to the Chapel. Setup will be the Friday evening prior to the show.

For more information email Ginger Seurkamp or call her at 694-7206.

Posted June 1, 2012

White Bluff Resort will hold its annual fireworks display this year on Saturday, June 30, around 9:20 pm. Rain date is Saturday, July 7.

Harbor Master Marina, just east of the dam, is tentatively planning their fireworks display for Saturday, July 7.

Save the Date - WB VFD BBQ & Street Dance,
Sat, Sep 22
Posted May 21, 2012

The 6th annual White Bluff VFD BBQ & Street Dance will be held this year on Saturday, September 22, from 5 pm - 9 pm at the fire house. This year's dinner, served from 5:00-6:30, will feature BBQ brisket, sides, beverage and dessert.

There will be kids' rides on one of the fire trucks. A red, white, and blue patriotic quilt, made by the White Bluff quilting group, will be raffled off that evening.

Tickets will go on sale the middle of June. You can purchase yours for $35 per couple ($18 for singles) from any VFD member. Make plans now to attend this annual neighborhood event.

For more information, email Linda Wilmarth.

Annual POA Meeting
Posted May 21, 2012

The annual WB POA meeting was held on May 19. Among the topics discussed:

  • Wi-fi is now available everywhere at the resort, except for the Spa and the Log Cabins. It will be available at each of those soon.
  • Radde Road has been redone to improve emergency evacuations on the south side of the property.
  • The greens on the New Course will be replaced this summer with the same MiniVerde Bermuda grass that was installed on the Old Course greens two years ago. As a result, the New Course will be closed from June 18 until sometime in September.
  • Building report for 2012:
  2009       2010       2011       2012      
Permits issued 9 11 6 4
Homes completed 19 10 13 3
$/sq ft A/C space 110 95 105 100

Minutes from the meeting will be posted later on the White Bluff Resort website.

Emergency Medical Information
Posted May 10, 2012

At a medical training class offered to residents in White Bluff, the trainer recommended that everyone carry a completed Emergency Wallet Card with them at all times. In the event of an emergency, you may not be able to provide vital information to emergency responders, and the information on the card could prove invaluable to those people trying to treat you.

A blank Emergency Wallet Card, provided by, can be downloaded for your use. This form can be filled out, printed, and saved locally on your computer to make future updates simple.

In the Allergies section, be sure to include your reaction to each substance listed. A second copy of this card could also be placed on your refrigerator to aid responders.

Important: The form may appear to freeze the first time you type something into it. Give it a full minute or so, and it should then work as expected.

Electronics Recycling WB Drop-off on May 14
Posted May 10, 2012

As mentioned in the article posted below on May 6, HILCO will once again be sponsoring their annual electronics recycling program.

To make it easier for White Bluff residents to drop-off items, Howard Yeary of the WB VFD has offered to collect the recyclable items on Monday, May 14, at the firehouse from 6:00-6:45 pm. Otherwise, you may drop them off at HILCO as detailed in the article below.

Annual POA Meeting on May 19
Posted May 6, 2012

This year's annual White Bluff POA meeting will be held on Saturday, May 19, at 10am at the Trophy Grille, at the New Course. Plan to arrive a few minutes early to register.

For the third year, a spaghetti luncheon will follow the meeting. The $10 per person cost includes a $3 donation to the White Bluff VFD.

Let Freedom Ring
Posted May 6, 2012

The ladies of the White Bluff quilting group have completed a red, white, and blue quilt, named "Let Freedom Ring", which will be raffled off to help support the White Bluff VFD. The quilt was begun in January, with members making the individual blocks at an all-day sew-in. The blocks were then assembled, and the quilting added, to complete the 62" x 75" quilt.

Members of the quilting group will be selling raffle tickets at the POA meeting on May 19 at the New Course. Tickets are $1 each, or 6 for $5. Click here to see an enlarged view of the quilt.

April 16 POA Board Meeting Minutes
Posted May 6, 2012

White Bluff has posted the highlights of the April POA Board meeting on their website. You can read these by clicking here.

Electronics Recycling on May 30-31
Posted May 6, 2012

HILCO will once again be sponsoring their annual electronics recycling program. Drop off your unwanted electronic items on Wednesday or Thursday, May 30-31, from 8am – 5pm, at their Itasca location (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.

Local Alzheimer's Support Group at WB on Apr 19
Posted April 13, 2012

The Alzheimer's Association (North Central Texas Chapter) has announced a new Caregiver Support Group for the greater Whitney area. The first meeting will be held on Thursday, April 19, from 10:30-11:30 a.m. If you are caring for a family member, spouse or friend, whether directly or long-distance, you can benefit from participating with other caregivers in supporting each other with shared stories, tips, resources and more.

Come hear the special guest speaker, Howard Gruetzner, of the Alzheimer's Association Waco Regional Office, at the kick-off meeting and presentation: How Do I Care for Myself AND You? This presentation will provide tips & tools to reinforce the importance of your self-care as a primary caregiver.

The meeting is open to everyone, and will be held at White Bluff Chapel. Email Cate Fritz or call her at 310-745-2700 for further information.

Gospel Music Concert at WB on Apr 29
Posted April 13, 2012

White Bluff Chapel and the Lake Whitney Ministerial Alliance are pleased to offer “An Evening with Kurt Kaiser” at 7:00 p.m. on April 29 at White Bluff Chapel. The Lake Whitney community is invited to attend this special evening of Christian music. Kurt is a member of the Gospel Music Hall of Fame and is truly an icon in Gospel music circles. Through his piano artistry he will share his arrangements of hymns and spiritual songs, experiences from his career in Christian music, and an inside look at the stories behind some of his compositions.

Kurt is an accomplished pianist with more than 200 copyrighted hymns and spiritual songs to his name, the most familiar of which is probably "O How He Loves You and Me." He strives to provide high-quality sacred music that is uplifting for the soul, conducts choral workshops and performs solo concerts. He has also appeared in concerts with George Beverly Shea for over thirty years. He has recorded sixteen solo albums at the piano and received a Dove award for his piano album, "Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs."

WB Artist Featured in One-Person Show
Posted April 10, 2012

The City of Keller is currently hosting a one-person art show, titled "Artistic Expressions: Subjects and Styles from Western Realism to Contemporary Expressionism". The show features over 70 works by White Bluff weekend resident Toni Wengler.

The show runs for the month of April. There is a "Meet the Artist" reception on Thursday, April 12, from 7pm - 9pm. The show is being held at 1100 Bear Creek Parkway, Keller, Texas 76244.

For more information, contact the artist at 214-585-2065. For a preview, visit her website at

Benefit for EMS Medic Injured Helping WB Resident
Posted April 10, 2012

Last month, while transporting a White Bluff resident to the hospital, Cody Muelker was injured when the ambulance he was in turned over. His right foot was severely hurt and he will have many months of recuperation.

Cody works for Lake Whitney Medical Center EMS and is also a Flight Medic for Air Evac Lifeteam.

There will be a benefit for him on Saturday, April 28, in the field next to the Sweet Shoppe, just south of White Bluff on FM 933. The event will start about 11am and continue throughout the day. Wayward Sons will play from 3-6 and there will be an acoustic session starting at noon.

There will be an auction starting about 1:30, with such items as a metal fire truck pedal car, antique rocker, quilt, wooden cross, and signed prints and sports memorabilia. BBQ sandwich plates, hamburger plates and hotdogs will be served. There will also be a horseshoe and washer tournament with a fee of $20 for a team of two.

For more information, or to donate items for the auction, contact Heather Cornelius at 254-744-7012.

Bosque Chorale Spring Concert 2012
Posted April 10, 2012

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The Bosque Chorale will conclude it’s third season with the presentation of it’s annual Spring Concert on April 20, 2012 at 7:00 pm in the First Baptist Church, Clifton, Texas. 

Date:            April 20, 2012
Location:      First Baptist Church, Clifton, TX
Time:            7:00 pm
Cost:            $5.00 per ticket

Tickets are available from Chorale Members, the Clifton Chamber of Commerce, and the Bosque Arts Center office:  254-675-3724

This concert is entitled ”Gifts and Blessings”.  The Chorale, under the direction of Austin Daniel, will be accompanied by a chamber orchestra consisting of the Cleburne-based quartet Forte’ Strings joined by additional players from the Metroplex and pianist, Chris Pillsbury, who also serves as rehearsal accompanist for the chorale and will direct one of the concert numbers.

Come experience this musical offering by the Chorale as they present Johann Sebastian Bach’s Cantata No. 167 as the concert centerpiece; along with other choral offerings following the theme of the concert such as Simple Gifts, God So Loved the World, The Greatest Gift Is Love (theme from 1 Corinthians 13), and Blessed Are the Men Who Fear Him from Mendelssohn’s “Elijah”.

An ice cream social will follow the concert at the church.

The Bosque Chorale is part of the Clifton, TX based Bosque Arts Center and the Civic Music Association.  It is led as mentioned above by Austin Daniel, the minister of Music at the First Baptist Church of Clifton; and is made up of singers from both Bosque and Hill Counties, and the surrounding area.  White Bluff singers who are part of the Chorale are John and Caroline Upchurch, Charlie and Chris Whisenand, and Mac McClary.

Bluebonnet Invitational on May 21
Posted March 30, 2012

The WBLGA presents the 11th annual Bluebonnet Invitational on Monday, May 21, at the Old Course. Registration, a breakfast buffet, and a putting contest will begin the event at 8:30 am, followed by a 10:00 shotgun start. The event will conclude with a luncheon at the Lighthouse at 3 pm. Entries must be postmarked by April 30, 2012.

Check out the Event Flyer for more information, and for the registration form. For more information, you can email Angie Drews or call her at 694-8737.

Whitney ISD Bond Meeting on Apr 2
Posted March 30, 2012

Gene Solis, the superintendent of Whitney ISD, will be giving a short presentation at White Bluff, about the upcoming school bond issue. It will be held at the Conference Center on Monday, April 2, at 6pm.

This will be a "facts only" meeting as it is illegal for anyone employed at the WISD to  speak in favor of or against the bond.  The purpose is to present facts and answer any questions. The event should last approximately 45 minutes.

Whitney Garden Club Bake Sale on Apr 5
Posted March 30, 2012

The Whitney Garden Club will be hosting a bake sale on Thursday, April 5. It will be held at Brookshires, from 9.00 until they are sold out. The sale will include homemade pies, baked items, and sausage rolls, ready for Easter.

They will also have a raffle for an Easter decorated sheet cake donated by "Cakes by Amy" . Tickets are $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00.

White Bluff Easter Egg Hunt on Apr 7
Posted March 30, 2012

White Bluff Chapel will be hosting an Easter egg hunt on Saturday, April 7, at 10:30 a.m. They will have the Easter story, egg hunt, singing, and refreshments. Ages toddler-12 years old welcome.

Teenagers and couples are welcome to come early and help hide eggs, then help little ones hunt for eggs. Egg hiding will be at 9:30 a.m.

The egg hunt will be held rain or shine at White Bluff Chapel. White Bluff property owners and their guests are welcome.

Ladies Luncheon on Apr 14
Posted March 30, 2012

A ladies luncheon will be held on Saturday, April 14, at 11am. The guest speaker will be nutritionist Jena Bodeker, who will present meal-planning tips and talk about reasonable, attainable goals for healthy weight loss.

All ladies from in and beyond the White Bluff community, along with their friends and female family members, are welcome to attend. There is no charge for the event, and each attendee is asked to bring a salad or dessert.

The luncheon will be held at the White Bluff Chapel. Please RSVP to Ginger Seurkamp at 694-7206, or to Glenna at the White Bluff Chapel office (694-7060).

Flag Retirement Ceremony on Apr 21
Posted March 30, 2012

The Fort Graham Chapter Texas Daughters of the American Revolution is teaming up with local Boy Scout Troop 387 to host a Flag Retirement Ceremony on Saturday, April 21. The event will take place at 2pm, overlooking Lake Whitney next to White Bluff Resort's hotel. 

Members of the troop will perform the solemn ceremony giving respect to American flags that have become too worn or faded for further use.  The public is invited and should bring lawn chairs. 

The flag retirement ceremony is an outgrowth of the work of the Fort Graham chapter's work of restoring flags that have been flown at the Veterans' Hospital in Waco.  Frayed, but otherwise intact flags are repaired by folks recruited by the chapter and then given to local residents and businesses to be flown again.  Volunteers who have repaired flags include Linda Wilmarth, Alminice Harris, Rhonda Bass, Phyllis Olson, Carlene Gribble and Linda's Upholstery.    Repaired flags can be found flying at the Park Plaza Nursing Home, DAV Thrift Store, Sun Country, the City of Whitney, and the Lake Whitney Area Museum.
Individuals or groups wishing to assist with the flag repair and rehabilitation program should contact Carlene Gribble at

Puppies Looking for Homes
Posted March 22, 2012

Carole Huens and Vicki Miller are looking for homes (permanent or foster) for six approximately 12-week old mixed breed puppies that were abandoned on 933 just down the road from White Bluff two weeks ago. It took them all last week to round up the puppies as they are very smart and were fearful.

They think the dogs will be medium in size and there are three solid red short hair ones and three black and tan short hair ones. They are all at Dr. Young's office in Hillsboro and have had their first series of shots and worm treatment. There is no room for them at Paw Pals.

So if you know anyone that could help out please email Vicki or call her at 694-6667, or email Carole or call her at 694-1075. They will take care of all the initial upfront costs for the dogs and getting them spayed or neutered when they are old enough.

Area Activities and Events
Posted March 22, 2012

Looking for something to do locally, or expecting visitors this summer? You might want to check out the Texas Getaway Vacation website. This relatively new site is focused on promoting tourism in Hill and Bosque counties.

There's' a Things to Do section with Water Activities, Shopping, Places to Visit, Historical Interest, and local Driving Tours. There's also a Calendar of Events box on the Home page with the upcoming events in our area. You're probably already aware of some of these, but there's a good chance you'll find something you didn't know about here.

Steiner Valley History
Posted March 3, 2012

Interested in local history? You might want to borrow a copy of the "Hill County (Texas) Trilogy by Harold Simpson, from either a neighbor, or the Whitney or Hillsboro libraries. One 16-page chapter, titled "The Fort Graham Affair", describes events that happened in the mid 1800's, just a mile or so from White Bluff. The story involves the man after whom Steiner Valley was named.

From the book: "On the morning of September 6, 1853, the Post Surgeon, Josephus M. Steiner, mortally wounded the Post Commander, Major Ripley A. Arnold, in a gunfight in front of Arnold's Quarters. What followed the next few months and extending to several years after Arnold had been gunned down was almost as unbelievable as the killing itself and had all the ingredients of a comic opera. The murder set off a chain of judicial and legal manipulations and shenanigans not known previously in the annals of American Jurisprudence."

Changes to WB Foodservice
Posted March 3, 2012

White Bluff has both a new Executive Chef, Dannie Williams, and a new Food & Beverage Manager, Mike Wooldridge.

Dog-Sitting Co-op
Posted March 3, 2012

Do you have pets that occasionally need care while you're away? Let's consider forming a dog-sitting co-op for economical and loving care of our pets when we need it.

If you're interested, email Tish Robinson or call her at 694-8231 and she will get a group together to work out a plan.

Clifton Movie Theatre
Posted March 3, 2012

The Cliftex Theater in Clifton is Texas' oldest continuously operating movie theater. It is open from Thursday thru Sunday (matinees on Sunday) each week and does NOT show R rated movies - only PG and below.

For Senior Adults it is right out of their past at only $4.00. There are no stairs to negotiate and the seats are old but comfortable.

Streetside House Numbers Save Lives
Posted February 5, 2012

Anyone who has tried to find a specific house within White Bluff based on just the street address knows that the house numbering system here can be confusing. During the night, that is even more so the case.

Emergency responders come from both within White Bluff and outside of the resort. Reflective streetside house numbers can be a big help in locating your home. If there are flames coming through the roof, it may not be too difficult to find your location. But if the emergency call is because you just had a heart attack, that is a different situation.

The WB VFD sells reflective streetside house numbers for $30, installed. If you do not already have these at your home, consider emailing Bob Harris or calling him at 694-1733 to get a set installed. They just might save your life.

Men's Golf Kicks Off
Posted February 5, 2012

The White Bluff Men's Golf Association invites your membership and participation. Saturday play begins in March. They will also conduct a match play series that begins March 1st allowing members to schedule matches at their convenience. A Member-Guest event will be held May 4-6. Club Championship will be held June 8-9.

For more information email Steve Short.

Ladies Golf Social
Posted February 5, 2012

The White Bluff Ladies Golf Association will host a "Tee It Up Social" on February 18 at 10am at the White Bluff Chapel. Brunch will be served, and you will be able to signup for both golf and social memberships.

For more information, email Marilyn Helmbeck or call her at 254-230-7086.

Cheap Date, part 2
Posted February 5, 2012

After reading the article on the Cleburne movie theatre that was posted on this website last week, a WB resident pointed out that the Cleburne theatre has no steps or stairs to negotiate. Besides the price of the tickets, that might be another advantage to this theatre for some of us.

Dallas Boat Show
Posted February 5, 2012

The Dallas Boat Show runs today, Feb 5, and then Feb 9-12. With the lake back up now, you might want to check it out. Several Whitney area businesses are expected to have booths there.

Souper Bowl of Caring
Posted January 27, 2012

The big football game is right around the corner! In conjunction with the national campaign, "Souper Bowl of Caring", White Bluff Chapel is collecting donations of canned goods for the Whitney Food Bank.

The food bank is appreciative of all donations but in particular there is a need for corn, peanut butter and tuna. Please bring your canned goods to the Fellowship Hall at the White Bluff Chapel Monday through Friday from 9 am-12 noon through February 8th.

Thank-you for helping those in need in the Whitney area, it is greatly appreciated!

Cheap Date
Posted January 27, 2012

The Cinemark Cinema 6 in Cleburne is an inexpensive way to see first-run movies. Senior rates are typically $3, and $2.50 on Mondays. Regular adults tickets run from $2.75 to $5, depending on the day of the week and time. The theatre does not have the stadium seating you find in the newer theatres, but the price is right.

It is located at 1643 W Henderson, and the phone number is 817-556-2900. You can go to their website for shows, times, and prices.

Surf's Up!
Posted January 27, 2012

What a difference one big rain can make.

Recent widespread rains of nearly 5" have already added close to 7 feet to the Lake Whitney lake level. Upstream, Lake Granbury is full and has been releasing large amounts of water downstream to Lake Whitney, with the lake level still on the rise. The before and after pictures, of the marina, taken 1/7/12 and 1/27/12, show what a difference this has made.

Boaters take note though. The heavy rains have also picked up a huge amount of debris from area streams and brought it to the lake; there are numerous large logs and piles of debris floating in some areas of the lake.

5th Sunday Movie
Posted January 27, 2012

Lake Whitney Ministerial Alliance will be sponsoring 5th Sunday Movie Night by showing the movie, "Courageous". The showing will be at The First Church of the Nazarene, 1103 North Brazos, January 29 at 6:30 p.m.

Free concessions of coffee, tea, popcorn, cookies, etc. will be provided.

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