Important dates at WHS
Whitney High School has announced important dates to remember ahead of the coming school year. Sophomores, juniors and seniors can pick up schedules from 8 a.m. until noon and 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, August 14. Freshmen can pick up their schedules Thursday, August 15, and Fish Camp will be held on this day from 1 to 3 p.m. The first day of school will be Monday, August 19, with the tardy bell ringing at 8:15 a.m. and dismissal at 3:35 p.m.

KISD to hold food pantry
Kopperl ISD holds a food pantry offering fresh produce and other groceries once a month for students, their families and the community. The food is distributed from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month. The next distribution will take place Wednesday, August 14, at the Kopperl Volunteer Fire Department. The Tarrant Area Food Bank makes the food pantry possible.

LW Democrats to meet Aug. 17
The Democratic Women of Lake Whitney will meet at 11 a.m. Saturday, August 17, at Diaz Tex-Mex Restaurant, 403 South Bosque St. #3, in Whitney. A representative from Meals on Wheels, a nonpartisan organization, will discuss why the program is vital to the health and wellbeing of seniors and volunteer opportunities. The public is invited to attend.

KISD to meet the teachers
All parents/guardians are invited to Meet the Teacher/Meet The Eagles night at Kopperl ISD Thursday, August 15, from 6 to 8 p.m. Free hot dogs will be served in the new gym concession stand.  A federal programs meeting will follow, after which parents and students will have the opportunity to visit with the classroom teachers.

Counseling for substance abuse
Substance abuse counseling is now available by appointment Tuesday through Friday at Veterans Pardners, located at 111 North Colorado Street in Whitney. For more information, call Amy Anderson at 254-694-5029 and leave a message if there is no answer.