Local Events

Lakeside VFD to serve enchilada dinner Saturday
The Lakeside Village Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary is busy cooking up a new menu for the next dinner to be held Saturday, March 23, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the fire hall.
“We’ll be serving beef and chicken enchiladas, rice, beans, chips and salsa, dessert and drink,” said President Vicki Johnson.
“We’re trying some different things to find what appeals most to the people in our area and all those great people who come to our events from surrounding areas.  Community support is vital to our efforts and we work hard to find meals that will appeal to them, so we hope everyone will come out and join us on March 23,” she added.
Cost of the dinner is $12 per person and $5 for children under 10 years of age.
The dinner will be held at the Lakeside Village Fire Hall, located at 136 CR 1275, just east of the Highway 56 and FM 927 intersection, next to the water tower.


LW Chamber  to hold golf  tournament
Lake Whitney Chamber of Commerce has announced the date for its spring golf tournament at Lake Whitney Country Club offering big prizes.
The tournament will be held Saturday, March 23, with a 9 a.m. tee off. Teams and individuals are invited to sign up now at a cost of $240 per team of four or $60 per person. Entry is limited to the first 72 golfers.
Hole-in-one prizes include a 2019 Jeep Cherokee Latitude from Bossier Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Hillsboro and a 2019 Ford vehicle from Gloff Ford in Clifton.
Special prizes from donors and golf prizes from Dixon Golf Challenge will also be offered.
Lunch will be served to participants.
A portion of the proceeds from the tournament will benefit the scholarship fund of the Lake Whitney Junior Chamber of Commerce.
For more information, contact Janice Sanders at the Lake Whitney Chamber of Commerce at 254-694-2540.


Annual meeting set for Blanton Cemetery Assn.
The Blanton Historical Cemetery Association will hold its annual meeting Thursday, March 28, at 6 p.m. at Blum Community Center.
Memberships are $25 per person for one year (March 1-March 1). Donations are tax exempt. A light snack will be provided.
The mailing address is: BHCA, 1138 FM 934, Blum, TX 76627.
For more information, contact Paula at 817-733-5066.


Wildlife foster opportunities now available
A wildlife volunteer orientation will be held Saturday, March 23, at Lake Whitney Public Library from 10:30 a.m. until noon.
The orientation will include an overview of wildlife rehabilitation foster care and the many opportunities with Texas Metro Wildlife Rehabilitators, Rogers Wildlife Rehabilitation Center and DFW Wildlife Coalition.
Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age.
The library is located at 602 East Jefferson Avenue in Whitney.


Pesticide class to be offered  in Meridian
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service of Bosque County will host a private applicator pesticide training Tuesday, March 26, at 104 South Fuller in Meridian.
Registration will begin at 8:15 a.m. with the training starting at 8:30 a.m. and continue until noon.
The cost of the class is $75. A Laws and Regulation Manual and a Private Applicator Study Guide is mandatory and included in the class cost. It is recommended that the manuals and study guide be picked up at the Bosque County Extension Office prior to the training.
To register, call the Extension Office at 254-435-2331 or http://bosque.agrilife.org.


Workshop on oak wilt to be held in Meridian
The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service of Bosque County will host an Oak Wilt 101 Workshop Tuesday, April 9, at the Bosque Valley Golf Club, located at 347 CR 1055 in Meridian.
Registration will start at 8:45 a.m. with the program to follow at 9 a.m., and it should conclude by noon.
This program will feature Renee Burks and Rachel McGregor of the Texas Forestry Service covering tree maintenance, proper pruning and tree disease and will include a hands-on demonstration for preparing and treating an infected tree for oak wilt.
One general and one drift CEU will be offered for individuals holding a Private Applicator’s Pesticide License.
Cost of the program is $10 per person and can be paid at the door.
For any questions or to confirm attendance, contact the Bosque County Extension Office at 254-435-2331 or pre-register online at bosque.agrilife.org.


Hill College visiting schools offering dual credit classes
The Hill College Dual Credit department has set a busy spring schedule to make sure all eligible dual-credit students in the college’s service area are enrolled in classes for the fall semester.
Director of dual credit Regina Paneitz, academic advisors, the college recruiter and staff from the Student Information Services department, make up a team that is going to area schools to help students apply and register in Hill College courses, as well as award them with Moving Forward.
The Moving Forward initiative recognizes students for achieving the benchmarks of 15, 30 and 45 credit hours.
As students reach these credit-hour milestones, they are rewarded with Moving Forward swag, such as a 15 Forward t-shirt and other branded Moving Forward items.
Dual credit is a process by which a high school student registers in a college course and receives simultaneous academic credit for the course from both the college and the high school. While dual-credit courses are often taught on the secondary school campus to high school students only, a high school student can also take a course on the college campus or online and receive both high school and college credit.
For more information about dual credit, visit http://www.hillcol lege.edu/dualcredit, contact Regina Paneitz at rpaneitz@hillcollege.edu or call 254-659-7620.


American  Legion Trade Day planned
Whitney American Legion Post 522, located on Farm Road 2604, will hold a First Saturday Trade Day beginning Saturday, April 6.
Trade days will be held on the first Saturday of every month and continue through September. Spaces are available for $20 each, with water and electricity available for $25 each.
Food and trade vendors are invited to participate.
Everyone is welcome to come out and participate. For details or to reserve a space, call the American Legion at 254-694-2858 or Michelle at 210-315-9254.