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The Diboll Free Press Call for all your cleaning needs! * Fire, Smoke and Water Damage * Insurance Claims Welcome! * 24 Hours a Day, 7 Days a Week! * Carpets, Furniture, Upholstery * Video-Assisted Air Duct Cleaning 936-634-6982 * 800-514-8712 Iron Jacks! Dedicated Jacks hit the weights this summer, Page 8 Keeping news on a first-name basis 2013, Issue No. 26 Dateline Diboll At the library Enjoy comedian/ magician Julian Franklin at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 20, at your library. This free event is for ages 2-12. Make plans to join c in the fun and don’t forget to bring a friend! *** Scrapbookers have been asking for a day to crop at the library! That day has finally arrived. Join us from 2 to 9 p.m. Friday, June 21, for this free crop. Feel free to bring your own snacks and drinks. Donations to the library for the use of the room are welcome but not required. Space is limited so call today to reserve a spot at 936-829-5497; ask for Nelda. *** Teens, tweens, and adults! Join us for Archaeology with George Avery at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 25, at your library. Avery, lab firector of SFA’s Anthropology and Archaeology Laboratory, will talk about archaeology and share some of his finds. This free event is for ages 10-adults. Come hear what you can find “Beneath the Surface”! *** 75 Diboll, Texas: Proud home of Nicholas Martinez Thursday, June 20, 2013 Lunch is served ... breakfast, too With summer here, it’s time to think about keeping children healthy while school is out. Diboll ISD provides free meals to children during the summer. This summer, meals are served Monday through Friday through Aug. 2 at H.G. Temple Elementary School, 1303 Lumberjack Drive, with breakfast being served from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. and lunch served from 11 a.m. until noon. They will not serve July 4. To get their day started there are offerings such as are breakfast pizza and breakfast tacos, and lunch faire could be anywhere from chicken nuggets to fajitas. There are no income re- quirements or registration. Any child 18 and under may participate. For more information, contact Kerri Sanford at 936-829-6262. The program is serving between 200 and 250 meals a day, including those being delivered to the Boys & Girls Club and the Diboll Housing Authority. Each year, the U.S. Department of Agriculture partners with local organizations like Diboll ISD to provide free meals to children when school is out for the summer. For more information about the national Summer Food Service Program, visit http://www.fns. Children in the Diboll school district say “cheese ... nachos” as they enjoy lunch Wednesday at H.G. Temple Elementary School. Photo by Richard Nelson I’m a pickin’ See DATELINE, P. 8 Freed By Christ We try to build a lot of things during our lives. We build things for our house, loved ones, ourselves and others. We also try to build healthy relationships and families. But by ourselves, in our own strength, we cannot do it. God’s word says in Psalm 127:1, “Unless the Lord builds the house (home, family), they labor in vain who build it…” Jesus Christ wants you to have healthy relationships in your home as well as in the world. But the only way that can happen from your side is to let Jesus Christ become your Savior and Lord. Then you can have the love, forgiveness, compassion and all the rest you need to experience wonderful relationships. We can’t control what others do but we can make sure we are doing what Jesus wants us to do. Please know you are always welcome to come and worship with us on Sundays or Wednesday nights. We have groups for all ages. -- Bro. Kenny Hibbs, First Baptist Church INDEX Classified.......................7 Local History,,,,.........................6 Neighborhoods...........2-3 Opinion.........................4 Puzzles.........................4 Religion......................5 Spor ts.........................8 Photo by Hunter McLeroy The Burke Pickers entertain a crowd Friday evening, June 14, during the Diboll Civic Club’s first Music in the Park at the Old Orchard Park pavilion. See Page 8 for more photos. Making history Keeler Grant allows Diboll ‘Cornbread’ interviews to be digitized BURLON WILKERSON Every family knows stories that were told by grandparents or great-grandparents and passed down from one generation to another. But wouldn’t it be wonderful to hear those stories in the actual voices of those who originally told them? Thanks to a project undertaken by the staff at The History Center and funds from the Thomas T. Keeler Grant Program, administered by the Diboll Booster Club, people all over the world will soon be able to hear the voices of some past Dibollians. Emily Hyatt, History Center archivist, and Patsy Colbert, assistant archivist, recently explained how a portion of this year’s Keeler Grant would make this possible. The History Center received $7,910 as partial funding for the Digitized Media Project. “The Historical Society began interviewing people during the 1970s and 1980s and eventually used the material to compile and publish ‘The Cornbread Whistle,’” Hyatt said. “However, those recorded interviews are on cassette tapes, a medium which is now pretty much obsolete. We knew that we had to convert them to a format that was more modern and sustainable.” The guidelines published by the Keeler Program indicate that for organizations to be selected for grants, they should “demonstrate a misSee KEELER, P. 8 OWNER IS RETIRING AND MOTIVATED ... to sell this lovely 3BR 2B brick home on NECHES PINES golf 936-829-4040 611 N. Temple Dr. course. 1012 Redbud $194,900 Diboll, TX Photo by Richard Nelson Emily Hyatt, History Center archivist, poses with about 250 hours of cassette tapes that will be digitized thanks to a grant from the Thomas T. Keeler Grant Program. The tapes are recordings of past Dibollians. Make the move that makes the difference! R edit

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