The Diboll Free Press 75 c Keeping news on a first-name basis 2013, Issue No. 37 Dateline Diboll CIA fundraiser Christians in Action Club at DHS is raising money to go towards community outreach and their wheelchair ramp project! They will have a fundraiser beginning at 10 a.m. this Saturday in the Brookshire brothers parking lot. There will be a car wash, hamburgers and hot dogs. If you or your business are interested in donating to the CIA Community outreach project, call Hunter at 936-2080019. Fajita plates Project Graduation 2014 is having a fajita plate sale on Saturday, Sept. 14, in front of the DISD Administration Building. Cost is $8 per plate, includes three fajitas, beans and rice, salsa and a drink. Lil Dazzlers LIL Dazzler sign-up is still going on for PreK3 through 5th-grade. Get your Lil Dazzler signed up. Spots are filling up quickly. You may contact any DHS Dazzler or call 936229-0675. Last Day to sign up is Sept. 20. DBA meeting The Diboll Business Association meets at 5:30 p.m. Monday at the TLL Temple Memorial Library. All are welcome. For more infor- See DATELINE, P. 4 Freed By Christ In God’s Bible Proverbs 17: 6 says, “Children’s children are the crown of old people.” We pray that the grandparents had a great and blessed Grandparents Day. Thank you for letting Jesus Christ use you to show His love to your grandchildren. Some of you are raising your grandchildren and we know Jesus Christ will give you wisdom. We know Jesus Christ will give you strength. We pray for the parents of your grandchildren. Jesus Christ has a great plan for your grandchildren’s lives if they will come to know Him as their Savior and Lord. Jesus will show you great and mighty things if you will accept Him as your Savior and Lord. You have a special place in the life of your grandchild. Jesus wants to have a special place in your life so you can spend forever with Him in Heaven. -- Bro. Kenny Hibbs, First Baptist Church INDEX Classified.......................6 Local History,,,,.........................6 Neighborhoods...........2-3 Opinion.........................4 Puzzles.........................4 Religion......................5 Sports.........................9-10 Diboll, Texas: Proud home of Shelby Rice Insurance made easy! Auto * Home * Life * Motorcycle * Boat * 4-Wheeler * Travel Trailer Free Quotes! In Diboll, next to Pouland’s 829-2633 * www.angelinacasualty.com Biz Showcase Saturday, Sept. 21! See Page 8 for details. Thursday, September 12, 2013 Bingo, bonfire, fireworks Homecoming week activities not for the faint of heart RICHARD NELSON email@example.com It’s already almost time for Diboll Homecoming and this year there’s even more to look forward to than usual. The week kicks off Monday with a pep rally and bonfire – burn ban permitting -- beginning at 7 p.m. at Lumberjack Stadium. There will be a special performance by the Stephen F. Austin State University spirit teams. Also, Homecoming photos can be taken. Tuesday features a Sportsman Bingo at 6:30 p.m. at the Lottie and Arthur Temple Civic Center. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. There will be eight regular games and two blackouts. Prizes are gift cards to popular retailers, many who sell things for the avid hunter or angler. The proceeds benefit the Diboll Civic Club to help fund civic functions. The concession stand will be operated by the 2014 Project Graduation parents and students. A list of Bingo prizes is published on Page 7. Wednesday there will be a free movie, “Beware of Christians” shown at 7 p.m. at the civic center. Individuals, congregations and youth groups are invited to attend. “Beware of Christians” is about four college students who leave their routine Christian lives in the U.S. in a quest to find what it really means to be a follower of Jesus. They have grown up as Biblebelieving Christians who did all the right things. As they’ve grown older, they’ve realized that the Jesus in the Bible doesn’t exactly look like the healthy, wealthy American Jesus they’ve been trained to know and love. Their journey across Europe, often a comedy of errors, includes a lost passport, an encounter with an Austrian pop star, a surprise discovery of a nude beach, and a romantic postcard entanglement. More importantly, the four guys capture real, honest discussions about what it means to follow Jesus. And, on Friday, after the fireworks the Lumberjacks will provide during their game against the Shepherd Pirates, there will be fireworks shooting off over Lumberjack Stadium. Kickoff is 7:30 p.m.; however, the crowning of the Homecoming King and Queen will be about 7 p.m. “I’d really just like to thank all ‘Diboll Days -- Then and Now’ Historical coloring book updated, reprinted thanks to Keeler Grant BURLON WILKERSON firstname.lastname@example.org Because Diboll is unique on so many levels, the Diboll Historical Society tries to preserve and pass on details of its past for future generations. One of the primary ways the group has been able to accomplish this goal is by providing a historical coloring book to school children. A recent donation from the Thomas T. Keeler Grant Program has guaranteed “Diboll Days— Then and Now”will continue to be available for many years. The $4,000 grant paid for the printing of a little more than 4,700 copies. Rebecca Donahoe, a long-time member of the Historical Society, explained the development of the books. “Twenty years ago Linda Maxey, a fellow teacher, and I collected the material and created the coloring books to depict the history of Diboll. We made them available to third-grade social studies teachers, which is the level where local history is introduced in school,” she said. Local artist Raymond Ryan did the illustrations in that first edition, and the Temple Industries Public Relations department paid the publishing costs. They have been used in Diboll schools since that time, but last year Renae Lowther, the contact person for the project, notified the society that all the A beautiful new school building was completed in 2012. H. G. Temple Elementary School houses grades K-3. The adjoining H. G. Temple Intermediate School is for grades 4-6. The school is named for Henry Gresham Temple, who was a manager of Southern Pine Lumber Company from 1938-1948. Because of his efforts to help the school gain accreditation, the original black school was named for him in 1942. The Temple house on Hines Street was originally built for his family. Diboll’s historical coloring book has been updated and reprinted. Among the updates is the H.G. Temple school. books had been used up. so closely to education should demonstrate a mis39 “We decided to up- and to community culture, sion which seeks to endate the material and we felt an application for hance the educational, soprint another batch of the a Keeler grant was in or- cial and physical qualities books so they would still der.” of life in the community be available,” Donahoe To receive the award, in the areas of education, said. “Since they are tied a selected organization See COLORING P. 7 DPD investigating two break-ins at golf course Diboll Police Department investigators are following up on several leads and hope to soon make arrests of those suspected in breaking into the Neches Pines Golf Course maintenance shed and also damaging the greens. DPD was notified that the course’s maintenance shed had been broken into on Aug. 22. The culprit or culprits took a two-way handheld radio and damaged several items, including the greens, according to police reports. Two days later, the course was targeted again. Once an arrest is made the suspect or suspects could be charged with burglary, a second-degree felony and criminal mischief, a mis- Concession stand burglary suspect arrested Diboll Police Department investigators have identified a Diboll juvenile as the suspect in the Old Orchard Park baseball field concession stand. DPD received notification that the concession stand had been broken into and several items stolen on Aug. 15, according to Detective Norman Williams. Among the items taken were a stereo, hand cart, refrigerator dolly, microwave, mid-size Coca-Cola cooler, and a Gatorade ice barrel -- totaling $1,770. See CRIME P. 4 Woman survives wreck Betty Havard of Diboll had her Kia rear-ended by a tractortrailer rig on Tuesday. She is now in Memorial Hermann Hospital. A sedan driven by a Diboll woman was rear-ended Tuesday afternoon by a tractor-trailer rig on Highway 59 in front of City Hall. Betty Havard, 64, was taken by ambulance to a local hospital and later transferred to Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston with broken ribs and sternum and two fractured vertebrae. Friends reported she was origi- Photo by Richard Nelson 936-829-4040 611 N. Temple Dr. Diboll, TX demeanor. ROOM FOR YOUR HORSES! Need a place for your horse(s)? Here’s 18 acres with barn, working pen, stalls, corrals and 2-story home with wrap-around porches. Reduced to $235,000. Diboll schools. www.poulandscom nally facing surgery, but doctors will now try to repair the damage via a back brace and other means. According to police reports, Havard was northbound on Highway 59 South in her silver Kia Optima about 1:15 p.m. when she was rear-ended by an 18-wheeler driven by John Laughlin, 57, of Houston at the intersection of Judd Street. Make the move that makes the difference!