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The Diboll Free Press 75 Keeping news on a first-name basis c 2013, Issue No. 40 Dateline Diboll Wall of Honor The date for the Wall of Honor Induction has been moved to Oct. 18. The deadline is Oct. 4, and applications must be received at that time. Criteria for nominees can be found on Page 4. Scouts in need Tiger Cub and Cub Scouts in Groveton are in need of uniforms and accessories for their needy troop members. Any donations of used Scout stuff such as shirts, shorts, patches, belts, neck ties and camping equipment is appreciated. For more information, call Matt Haggard at 936-2096989. Scarecrow Decorating Join T.L.L. Temple Library and the Diboll PTSA for a fun-time in October. The Library and PTSA will host a “Pumpkin Patch” for all students through second grade. Stories, face painting, and fun activities are planned for those attending. As part of the fun, a scarecrow decorating contest is being held. All local businesses and organizations are invited to participate. Scarecrows will be displayed in the Library from Oct.21 until Oct. 31. Scarecrows can be picked up from the library on Nov. 1 for dis- Insurance made easy! Auto * Home * Life * Motorcycle * Boat * 4-Wheeler * Travel Trailer Free Quotes! In Diboll, next to Pouland’s 829-2633 * Crowning glory! The rain-delayed Homecoming ceremony is at 6:55 p.m. Friday Diboll, Texas: Proud home of Johnnie Dixon Thursday, October 3, 2013 United Way begins fund-raising campaign It’s time to break out the thermometer. No, it’s not flu season; it’s United Way season. Angelina County United Way began its 66th year with a goal of raising $475,000. Diboll has a $75,000 goal. Those goals are less than last year’s because of the changing corporate community. Last year’s goal of $530,000 was surpassed, and the community raised more than $702,000. The funds raised will be distributed to non-profit agencies that provide much-needed services to residents across Angelina County, including the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Council, Angelina Alliance For Children, Angelina Child Protective Services, Angelina County Senior Citizens Center, Boy Scouts, Boys and Girls Club, Photo by Richard Nelson The Diboll United Way sign will begin to be updated Friday, Oct. 11. CASA, Girl Scouts, Hospice in the Pines, Lufkin Adult Learning Center, Lufkin Workshop, Mc See UNITED, P. 8 King and Queen Photos by Richard Nelson The 2013 Diboll High School Homecoming royalty includes King Eric DeJesus and Queen Zariah Vinson. DeJesus is the son of Beto and Gloria DeJesus. Zariah is the daughter of Odessa Vinson and LaShundra Vinson. More photos are published on Page 10. Knowledge + Wisdom + Experience = winning formula See DATELINE, P. 3 Freed By Christ What is going on in our world and nation? So many terrible situations! Will these things continue? Will things get worse? How can you be prepared for the future? In Matthew 24: 6 God’s Bible says, “And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled, for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences and earthquakes in various places.” How can you not be troubled? It is only by knowing Jesus Christ as your Savior and Lord that you can have the assurance that no matter what happens in your life Jesus will be there to take care of you. Even if death comes, you can have assurance of everlasting life in Heaven. -- Bro. Kenny Hibbs, First Baptist Church INDEX Classified.......................6 Local History,,,,.........................6 Neighborhoods...........2-3 Obituaries.........................7 Opinion.........................4 Puzzles.........................4 Religion......................5 Spor ts.........................8 Photos by Richard Nelson Alice McWilliams, left photo, and her daughter, Tiffany Nash, both teach kindergarten at Diboll Elementary School. Mother and daughter teaching same grade BURLON WILKERSON It’s not unusual to see a mother and a daughter in the same classroom at school. But it is unusual when the mother and the daughter are both teachers for the same grade level. This year at Diboll Elementary Alice McWilliams and her daughter Tiffany Nash are both teaching kindergarten. As far as anyone can determine, this is the first time for the situation to ever occur in Diboll schools. McWilliams is in her 21st year of teaching, and Nash is entering her eighth year. Both women have taught kindergarten before, but never at the same time. McWilliams has previously taught first grade, fourth grade, and preK through first grade music. Nash’s previous assignments include pre-K3 and pre-K4. “I’m the oldest one on our entire team,” McWilliams said. “It’s been beneficial to have not only Tiffany but also other young people to provide new ideas. It helps me to step back and look at my teaching as well as teaching in gen- eral in a different light. It’s also easy to bounce ideas off Tiffany without worrying about what she might think.” McWilliams also said that her daughter’s experience in the pre-K classroom helps her to know what the kindergartners need or can do. Both women said they feel their relationship allows them to be comfortable in discussing concerns. Nash said she benefits from her mother’s years of experience. See TEACHERS, P. 8 Model Ts cruising into Diboll on Friday More than 100 Model-T Fords are in the area, celebrating the 36th annual Texas T-Party. They will be at The History Center in Diboll on Friday, following a visit to the Naranjo Museum of Natural History. They will then head for lunch at Cassells-Boykin Pavilion on Lake Sam Rayburn. After lunch they will drive to Mission Delores in San Augustine before returning to Lufkin. The Model T drivers are members of The Space City T’s, which was founded in 1974, with the first Texas T Party being held in 1978 as a one-day tour in Fredericksburg. Over the years, the event has grown to about a hundred cars and has turned into a three-day event, culminating with an evening banquet on the last day. Each year a different Texas locale is selected for the tour. This is the second time the Texas T Party will be held in the Bryan/College Station Area. Oct. 1, 1908, marks the anniversary of the first Model T built for sale. It was the first low-priced, mass-produced automobile with standard, interchangeable parts. The moving assembly line for the Model T revolutionized manufacturing in 1914. The Model T was equipped with a 20-horsepower, 4-cylinder engine with a top speed of about 40 mph, weighed 1,600 pounds and achieved about 21 miles per gallon. More than a 15 million Model T’s had been sold by May 26, 1927, when a ceremony marked the formal end of Model T production. Henry Ford called the Model T the “universal car,” a low cost, reliable More than 100 Model Ts are in the area this week. vehicle that could be maintained easily and could successfully travel the poor roads of that era. Saturday marks the final day of the T-Party, as the group travels from Lufkin to Nacogdoches where they will stop at the Visitor’s Bureau and Museum for refreshments. The rest of the morning is spent visiting Main See MODEL T, P. 3

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