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The Diboll

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2013, Issue No. 15

Dateline Diboll

Spring Bazaar

St. Paul’s United Methodist Church will be having a Spring Bazaar from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 13. They will have baked goods, white elephant rummage sale, silent auction items, quilt givea-way, handmade crafts, plants and much more. There is a fish fry starting at 11 a.m. Other vendors from the area will be there as well. Come out and enjoy the fun.

Biz Assoc. meet

The next meeting for the Diboll Business Association is at 5:30 p.m. Monday, April 15, in the Community Room of the T.L.L. Temple Library. Contact Jan Wilkerson at 936829-4817 for more information. See a list of businesses on Page 8 in this week’s issue.

Diboll, Texas: Proud home of Robert & Vivian Holt

Thursday, April 11, 2013

City groups getting busy Events being planned for all RICHARD NELSON

Things are happening in Diboll. Last month, about 300 children enjoyed an Easter egg hunt in Old Orchard Park, and then about 75 people enjoyed a sunrise Easter service in the park. Next Saturday, April 20, volunteers will help those in need with repairs to their property in a Clean Sweep. Four residents requested assistance and more properties may be added from recom-

mendations by the city’s code-enforcement officer. Four teams have signed up to help. They are Diboll Alumni, First Baptist Church, and the Diboll Business Association. More volunteers are needed. Individuals and teams planning to help should contact Trey Wilkerson at 936-3667215 prior to April 20. Yard equipment is also needed. All volunteers should report to the Diboll Housing Authority by 8 a.m. April 20. Assignments will be made. Workers will meet

back at the Housing Authority at noon. Further assignments will be made at that time if additional properties are obtained. Last week Diboll participated in the Texas TrashOff, and many volunteers spent a Saturday morning cleaning up their city. More than 30 full bags of trash were filled. Friday, April 12, is the last day to schedule pick-up for the city’s annual CleanUp Week. Some items residents may want to get rid of but don’t have the ability are

Photo by Richard Nelson

Adults and children gather at Old Orchard Park after the Easter Egg Hunt to listen for their ticket number to win a door prize. large toys, lumber, metal, garbage bags and lawn furniture. The city cannot pick up

any items containing Freon, such as refrigerators and air See HAPPENING, P. 7

Get the ‘Trash-Off’ Diboll

Learn to Dance

The Diboll PTSA will be presenting a candidate forum again this year at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, in the new H.G. Temple School cafetorium. All Diboll City Council and DISD school board candidates have been invited to speak and there will be time for “questions and answers.”


Freed By Christ

Easter day has come and gone. Has what happened on that resurrection morning changed your life? Did you go to church on Easter Sunday? Was that the first time in a long time? Why aren’t you following Jesus? He loves you, died for you and has made it possible for you to be in Heaven with Him forever. Why won’t you completely surrender your life and desires to Jesus? He will forgive you and send the Holy Spirit, the comforter, to dwell in your spirit. John 14: 1, 3 says, “Let not your heart be troubled, you believe in God, believe also in Me. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself that where I am there you may be also.” Please allow Jesus to help you, today, become what He wants you to be, receive what He has for you and look forward to what He will give you, all to His glory and honor. -- Bro. Kenny Hibbs, First Baptist Church

Photos by Richard Nelson

Above, Diboll ISD Superintendent Gary Martel leads a crew of volunteers to an area of Diboll they will clean on Saturday, April 6, during Trash-Off. Right, Diboll Mayor John McClain works to fill a bag of trash during Trash-Off. He filled five bags, with some late help from his wife, Fran McClain, who started the day with her DHS Class of 1969 friends, (far right photo, from right, Freeman Thompson, Burlon Wilkerson, Bessie Furgurson, Glenn Price, Fran McClain, Judy Thompson and Mary Ingram), picking up in their “adopted” area.

General Electric is buying Lufkin Industries General Electric will acquire Lufkin Industries Inc., a leading provider of artificial lift technologies for the oil and gas industry and a manufacturer of industrial gears, for approximately $3.3 billion. Lufkin shareholders will receive $88.50 per share in cash for each of their Lufkin shares. Artificial lift, used in 94 percent of the roughly 1 million oil-producing wells


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around the world, helps lift hydrocarbons to the surface in reservoirs with low pressure and improves the efficiency of naturally flowing wells. Upon close, Lufkin will broaden GE Oil & Gas’ artificial lift capabilities beyond electric submersible pumps (ESPs) to include rod lift, gas lift, plunger lift, hydraulic lift, progressive cavity pumps and a sophisticated array of well automation

and production optimization controls and software. The ESP category of artificial lift is the only lift segment in which Lufkin does not currently compete. “Advanced technologies, combined with new drilling practices, are revolutionizing the oil and gas industry,” said Daniel C. Heintzelman, president and CEO, GE Oil & Gas. “The artificial lift segment is at the

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heart of critical changes that are helping producers maximize well potential–which translates into increased output at lower operational cost. Lufkin’s world-class people, equipment and services fit perfectly in our portfolio and will enable us to offer a wide range of artificial lift solutions to our customers in this fastgrowing artificial lift sector. In turbomachinery, Lufkin

is already one of our suppliers for turbo gearing and specialty bearings products, and this acquisition allows us to further utilize their technologies and expertise for our customers.” “GE represents an excellent new home for Lufkin’s technologies, services and our highly skilled and experienced employees,” said John F. “Jay” Glick, Lufkin’s See GE, P. 7

Make the move that makes the difference!

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Thursday, April 11, 2013

Time to volunteer for a ‘Clean Sweep’ of Diboll

Spring is officially here and it’s time to clean. Lots of folks were involved last Saturday cleaning along Diboll’s streets and highways. Saturday, April 20, the Diboll Civic Club is sponsoring Operation Clean Sweep and needs volunteers willing to help make repairs and clean the yards of four homes in Diboll. Volunteers will meet at the Diboll Housing Authority at 8 a.m. for breakfast before going to work on the houses. To volunteer, call Trey Wilkerson, 936-627-3418 or 936-366-7215. DHS Alumni are putting together a team to volunteer and work during Operation Clean Sweep. If you want to be a part of this team, contact Burlon Wilkerson, 936-829-4817, or Fran McClain, 936-829-2779. Brother Kenny Hibbs is gathering volunteers for a team from Diboll First Baptist. Call him at 936-829-0728 if you would like to a part of that team. Richard Nelson, editor of The Diboll Free Press, is heading up a team of Diboll Business Association members for Operation Clean-Sweep. You can contact him at 936-829-3313. Please volunteer for just a few hours to help those in need in our community. If you have equipment that can be used for this event or if you would like to make a cash donation, it would be greatly appreciated. *** The Diboll Business Association recently sponsored two successful “Pack the House” events for two of its members, Simple Simon’s Pizza and Sarah’s Gifts. Both owners were very pleased with the recognition and participation. The next “Pack the House” will be about 5 p.m. April 30 at Diboll’s Brookshire Brothers’ deli. Manager Scott Robertson has promised we won’t be disappointed and will be bringing in more tables and chairs for the event. Mark your calendar to eat supper at the deli; this is not just for members, it for everyone to see what they have to offer. *** The Diboll Business Association has also

implemented its own “Welcome Wagon” and has already made deliveries of goodies donated by local business owners. Let us know about new people moving into Diboll so that we can make them feel welcome. *** The Diboll Civic Club recently held its first successful ribbon-cutting for Wilkerson Financial Center. Trey Wilkerson has moved his office to Diboll at 105 Weber Street, Suite A, beside Commercial Bank. In his office, Trey has displayed Diboll memorabilia that he has collected through the years and you can’t miss seeing the huge Southern Pine Lumber Company sign. Trey is a stock broker, provides full-service insurance, tax preparation and financial services. *** The Diboll PTSA will be presenting a candidate forum again this year at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, in the new H.G. Temple School cafetorium. All Diboll City Council and DISD school board candidates have been invited to speak and there will be time for “questions and answers.” *** Billie and Leonard Robison had guests in town who live in Worcester, Vt. David and Mary Ann Book have been spending the colder months in South Texas at the Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge where they volunteer along with six others in the Environmental Education Department. These two taught nearly 2,400 middle school students environmental lessons. When in Vermont they have attended Resur-

Go on the library’s Photo Scavenger Hunt Community-building connections are happening all the time at your library. From new moms connecting at story time, to smallbusiness owners convening to make opportunities happen, to teens meeting up after school, the library helps foster all types of communities. April 14-20 is National Library Week. Visit your library. Communities matter at your library. *** We collected 302 items and cleared up $259.20 in fines during Food for Fines Month. We really appreciate everyone who gave food and cleared up their fines. All of the items collected went to the Diboll Christian Outreach. Thanks again! *** Take this challenge and find out just how well you know Diboll. The library will host a Photo Scavenger Hunt through April 18 as part of our National Library Week Celebration. You must be 17 or older to participate. A bulletin board will display pictures that were taken at various locations in Diboll. Special “Photo Ballots” will be available at the circulation desk, and must be returned by April 17. The person who correctly identifies the most pictures will be notified on April 19 and will win a gift card. In the event of a tie there will be a drawing to determine the winner. For more information call 936-829-5497. *** Also, in honor of National Library Week, the library will be hosting “Family Reading Night” with radio personalities from 90.9 KSWP / 91.9 KAVX and other local personalities. This will take place on Tuesday, April 16, at 6 p.m. in the Ellen and Buddy Temple Community Room. Come hear your favorite DJ and/or school superintendent read stories from their childhood. It’s fun for the whole family and an opportunity to encourage your children to read! *** Take care of Texas on Earth Day, April 22. “Founded in 1970 as a day of education about environmental issues, Earth Day is

News from... T.L.L. Temple Memorial Library now a globally celebrated holiday that is sometimes extended into Earth Week, a full seven days of events focused on green awareness. The brainchild of Senator Gaylord Nelson and inspired by the antiwar protests of the late 1960s, Earth Day was originally aimed at creating a mass environmental movement. It began as a “national teachin on the environment” and was held on April 22 to maximize the number of students that could be reached on university campuses. By raising public awareness of air and water pollution, Nelson hoped to bring environmental causes into the national spotlight.” (Source: Do your part to help our environment by recycling, reusing, reducing waste products, and e-cycling. Don’t litter, properly dispose of waste. When purchasing goods, opt for sustainable, recycled or reused resources. Choose items in less packaging. Come celebrate Earth Week with an Earthfriendly movie! Checkout Movie Dayat 6 p.m. Fridayk, April 26, at the library. Admission is free and popcorn will be available. We encourage you to bring your own snacks and drinks to add to your fun. You may also bring pillows and blankets and sit on the floor to watch the movie. Come bring the family and join in the fun! Our movie license will not allow us to publicize the movie title so please call us for more information at 936-829-5497. Chil-

rection Bay Baptist Church for 26 years where Billie and Leonard have previously served as missionaries. Before retirement David Book taught school in Cabot, Vt., (known for Cabot cheese). He served as principal, teacher, fillin bus driver and other duties in a school with 250 total students, PK-12. Since retirement, they both volunteer; David is a tour guide at the Vermont State House (capitol) and Mary Ann at the Vermont History Museum. On Sundays you can find them at Resurrection Bay Baptist Church where David teaches adult Bible studies and Mary Ann is the pianist. *** Jan Trujillo, Joyce Watson and Judy Harrell were overnight guests of Betty Hendrick last Friday. Jan and Betty have been longtime friends who were teachers in San Antonio and attended the same church for many years. Matthew Watson, grandson of Joyce, sings with the fabulous Baylor University Men’s Choir. This group of about 90 talented singers and instrumentalists stopped at Lufkin’s First Baptist Church as part of their concert tour. The music and professionalism of those young men really impressed the good sized crowd who attended. According to Betty Hendrick, “The three ladies who visited her are sisters and during the overnight stay and until they left on Saturday morning, not too much air space was left because of all the conversations. It is always good to be with friends who just sort of pick up where they left off! The sisters had not been to East Texas in a long time and the two living in Corpus Christi were awed by the colors of blooming plants and green forests. The South Texas area has had very little rain for the last few months, so they were impressed with the landscapes in our area.” *** Ruth Mullins and daughter, Diane Pennington, recently enjoyed shopping at the nice gift shop/nursery in Alto while on their way to

Wells ISD to check on Josh Mullins, who is teaching PE and coaching baseball. Another day, Ruth, Diane and Ted Mullins drove to Zavalla to watch Josh’s baseball team play. When they left, Wells was losing 7- 0; they learned later that Wells won 9 to 7! And another day, Ruth and good friends, Judy Griggs and Peggy Burt, traveled to Tyler to shop and dine at the Potpourri House. *** Happy belated birthday to Maria (Olvera) Belschner on her 40th birthday. Her husband Todd and family celebrated the big event which was shared with her younger brother Carlos who was 39 on the same day. Jerry Chandler came in to get zipper-cream pea seeds for his son Eric who was planting a big garden. Tracy Branton drove from Hudson just to buy Anasazi beans. She loves them; her neighbor, Lee Sanders, gave her some beans for Christmas. *** Tom Squyres stopped by to remind everyone that the Beulah Congregational Methodist Church will have its homecoming service at 10 a.m. Sunday, April 14. Special speaker will be Trent Squyres, a descendant of Allen Squyres who founded the church in 1892. Chet Strain who grew up in Beulah will also speak. Chet founded the Jubilee Christian Center in Nacogdoches and served as pastor for 15 years. Pastor Trey Thompson, who delivered his first sermon at Beulah when he was 17, will also speak. *** The hummingbirds are here. The Everything Store has new unique hummingbird feeders and nectar; bulk garden seeds; best plants in town and now, we are proud to announce we can make keys so, come see us…’round the table. Sandra Pouland, owner of Pouland’s Real Estate, contributes this column. Stop by the Round Table or email her at or 936-829-4040.

Baked salmon good, easy We like salmon at our house and this recipe is very good, easy and quick. Delicious baked salmon coated with Dijon-style mustard and topped with bread crumbs.

Baked Dijon Salmon Fillets

4 (4 oz.) fillets of salmon 3 TBSP. prepared Dijon-style mustard dren under 12 must be ac- salt and pepper to taste companied by a parent or 1/4 c. Italian style dry bread guardian. *** New Large Print Book: “A Time For War,” by Michael Savage – A Chinook helicopter carrying a squad of Navy Seals suddenly plummets to earth in Afghanistan. A car driven by FBI agents tailing a suspicious vehicle is mysteriously rendered immobile in San Francisco. The body of a Chinese agent is found floating miles from the Golden Gate Bridge after being fed to sharks. The U.S. is under secret attack and only Jack Hatfield, a popular television host hounded from his position by left-wing forces in the media for speaking the truth, suspects the danger of this lethal conspiracy. With the help of Dover Griffith, an idealistic young woman staffer at the Office of Naval Intelligence, Hatfield pursues a trail leading to a billionaire American electronics entrepreneur who has sold out his own country with the help of officials at the highest level of the American Government. As enemy operatives plan a two-pronged attack that will disarm the American military and release a deadly toxin killing hundreds of thousands of civilians, Hatfield and Griffith race to locate this new Ground Zero and save an unsuspecting country. *** Spring Library Hours: Monday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Tuesday, Friday 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Have a great week!

Judicious & Delicious

With Judge Esther Barger crumbs 1/4 cup butter, melted Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a shallow baking pan with aluminum foil. Place salmon fillets skin side down and spread a thin layer of mustard on the top of each

fillet. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Mix melted butter with bread crumbs and pat a thin layer on each fillet. Bake 15 minutes until salmon flakes easily with a fork. Send recipes or comments to Judge Esther Barger, 211 N. Temple, Diboll, TX 75941 or email to ebarger@angelina


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Brent family moves to Lufkin for life of golf, fitness Wanda Leary’s daughter, Tammy Morgan Ainsworth and her husband, Loden Ainsworth, with Wanda’s grandsons Griffin and Cullen were here from Sunday, March 24, until Saturday, March 30, on their spring break. They live in Montgomery, Ill., which is a town just west of Chicago. Griffin is 8 and is an avid golfer. He won two tournaments last summer in his area and will be on a golf team this summer. His father Loden and he played Crown Colony Golf course on Wednesday. Then they went to the zoo on Friday. They went to tour the Battleship Texas on Thursday. Cullen is 12 and is a catcher on an elite baseball team in his area. They also visited with their other grandmother in Crockett, Wardette Collins Harrison. They enjoyed the warmer weather even though the first of the week was cold. On the way to Lufkin they stopped in Oxford, Miss., and saw a baseball game between Texas A&M and Ole Miss. Their father graduated from Ole Miss. On Friday night, they went to watch SFA and Sam Houston play a baseball game. Tammy graduated from SFA. *** The Brent family and friends extend a hearty welcome to Thayleigh and Daniel (Scooter) Brent, their triplets Julian, Olivia and Lucas, who will be 3in July, to their new home in Lufkin. They are looking forward to a very active life here where Scooter is a golf pro and Thayleigh has her fitness programs. ***

T.J. Patterson, the cheer coach at LHS, gave me the cheer managers for 2013-14. They are: returning managers, who will be seniors, Will Chance, Jacob Ellis, Jake Martinez, Preston Polk and Matt Smithhart; and new cheer managers are, Sam Phillips, De’Adrian Edwards, Ryan Finnell, Parker Ford, Jeffrey Martin, Bradley Slusher and Paul Spore. *** David Fenley, son of Elton and Theta Fenley of Lufkin, will be touring with Miranda Lambert and Dierks Bentley in the month of April. David and his wife, Eden, recently moved to Nashville from Fredericksburg. David is a singer/songwriter and has been performing professionally for 10 years. Miranda Lambert happened to come into the venue where David and his singing partner, Josh Hoge, were performing and liked what she heard. Her agent contacted David and Josh and booked them for six shows. Elton and Theta will be traveling to Tulsa, Okla., to catch one of the performances. *** Valena Spradley and Friends of Emily Watts have put together “Team Emily” to raise funds for Relay for Life. They have bracelets, raffle tickets and a Bar-B-Q sand-

wich sack lunch for $5. (sandwich, chips & drink) planned for April 18 at Commercial Bank downtown from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tickets are available at Lufkin CBTx locations. They would like to have a head count. Any way you can support will be appreciated. If you have any questions, please email Valena at or call her. *** Diane and Roger Brock will have their daughter, Rebecca, in Houston where she will complete an internship from Auburn University in her fourth year of college. She will graduate in May 2014 with her Doctorate of Audiology. *** Dianne and Mike Gibson along with Martha and Ray Carswell went to the ribbon-cutting of Trey Wilkerson’s Financial Center, 205 Weber St., Suite A, in Diboll. Then they enjoyed their meal at Los Jarritos in Diboll. Trey bought the financial business from mentor Jerry Benson in 2010. *** Happy Birthday: Glenn Wallace, Carol Faviell, Becky Childress, Mallory Dorman, Jeanie Lair, Barbara Peterson, Scott Hanner, Sara Fancher, Michael Bennett, Pat Berry, Sally Cain, Zach Lawrence, Kendra Reeves, LeeAnn Brookshire, Adam Lowther, Kelly Ferrara, Amy Huggins. *** Happy Anniversary: Tina and Dwayne Turner, Ruby and Dan Melancon, Nancy and Don Reily.

*** Kathy Sample has a hummingbird. They are still coming to my feeders. *** Invitations are out for the Zoo Brew at Ellen Trout Zoo. Tickets are $30 for members and $40 for non-members. Nondrinking tickets are $20. It is sponsored by the Friends of Ellen Trout Zoo. *** Hospice in the Pines invitations have been mailed for their 27th Anniversary Toast to be Friday, April 26 at the home of Karen and Jay Glick. I saw Demetress Harrell in a sporty Jeep after their first Angelina Rotary Club meeting at Manhattan. She told me about the date. *** Kaylee Sullivan was excited about their grand opening of The Pink Leopard Boutique in downtown Lufkin. It is a sister store to the Garden Gate. Kaylee said that they will have more clothes and less home décor and not only Junior clothes but jewelry as well. They are getting a shipment of things every day. She is selling clothes on Facebook to people out of town. You can “Like” them on face book to see clothes. Her hours are Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. I told her that her grandmother Jeanette Davis had called me about the open house. Contact Janice Ann Rowe at

Easter a wonderful day, full of blessings Easter was a wonderful day with so many blessings heaped upon us. I have heard of several churches that had the house filled with members and visitors. Quite a few folks had out of town visitors and they all came to church services. Our music director, Joey Cranford, and the Voices of Praise, presented GOD’S HOLY LAMB, which was a musical for Easter. Several of the youth had speaking parts while the choir sang and the presentation was fantastic. The next blessing was when we started out of church to find rain and more rain coming down. I was the driver and it was tough driving home but I did not gripe one bit. We were just thankful that the weekend brought us about two inches of the wet stuff. *** Some of the majors and teachers for the women’s health and physical education department at SFASU who graduated or retired got together for some fun looking back. My sister, Christal Shaw, said she doesn’t think Cotton Patch

DATELINE Cont’d Learn to Dance

If you want to learn how to dance or freshen up on your dance skills, the SPJST, in Lufkin, is having dance lessons April 16 and 23. The location is 197 Hughes Road. The cost is $6 per lesson. Registration is at 6:30, and lessons are from 7 to 9 p.m. For more information call 936 875-2867.


will ever want them to come back to eat anymore. Joining in the fun and fellowship were, Suzanne Wilemon, Louise (Weezie) Bailey, Ft. Worth; Carolyn Tillison, Livingston; Nancy Plant, Carolyn Barnett, Pollok; Cheryl Platzer, Belton; Debbie Finane, Paula Shuyler, Bronson; Janice Cobble, League City; Sadie Allison, Lufkin; Scotty Bailess, Huntington; Virginia Matthews, Christal Shaw, Nacogdoches. *** Marie Belk was leaving the grocery store and she said she never misses a day going to the store and the post office. Since she is retired from teaching fourth graders for years at Huntington Elementary at least she has time now to shop and read the mail. *** At Loper’s Pharmacy I asked Michael Ross if his and Liz’s son, Clayton, was going to look for Easter eggs. He said he didn’t know if they were going to be able to cram every activ-

ers of all ages. The program is from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. the second Tuesday of each month. All skill levels are welcomed. Please bring your own hooks, yarn,

ity into the weekend. They were looking forward to attending a Grimes reunion and three year old Clayton had two ballgames to play before thinking about finding eggs. *** Ernest, Shana, Morgan and Grant DePaoli of Dallas spent Easter weekend with Tommie, Buddy and Lane Lowery. One evening was devoted to kite flying and once the kite got high enough they did not have to worry about it flying with the winds we have been having. *** Garleatha Adams Nerren and I talked at the store one morning. Each time I see her, her wonderful parents come to mind. She was an only child but was not spoiled and had such a great personality. Her mother, Nina, was fun and any time I saw her she had a funny story to tell; folks probably thought we were crazy we would get so tickled. Garland Adams was Garleatha’s dad and our elementary principal and we kids were scared of him and bless his heart he was the easiest going person and rarely had to pun-

and supplies. “Tangled Threads” will on the second Tuesday of the month in the Community Room at the library. For more information call Mary Howell at 936-

ish anybody. Back then kids and parents had great respect for teachers and administrators. Punishment at school would have gotten us a much greater problem at home and it would not have been a grounding or take away something we really liked to do. In fact we had rather have had the punishment than a talking to. Most of us had no televisions or telephones, and we didn’t get to go anywhere very much, and that only left a whipping or a lecture, so we never acted up in school. ***

George Henry Clark was laid to rest just past his 78th birthday. Born in Huntington to the late Otis and Macy Arnold Clark. He worked 21 years at Southland Paper Mill, owned Clark’s Liquor Store, served in the U.S. Army and was a Baptist by faith. Survivors include, Gary and Polly Clark, Zavalla; Connie Clark, Huntington; Richard and Rejena Clark, Nacogdoches; Phil Clark and Amanda Scarborough, Lufkin. Surviving siblings are, Paul Clark, Billy and Linda Clark, Polly and Pete White, Mildred Denman,

Vera McGaughey, all of Huntington; Betty and Billy Hamilton, Baton Rouge, Louisiana; sisters-in-law Marjorie Clark, Huntington; Merlene Chase, Charleston, Tennessee and special friend, Troy Tullos, and many grandchildren. George was preceeded in death by his parents, wife, Dorothy Lazarine Clark, brothers, Aaron and Gene Clark, sister, Gracie McGaughey, father-in-law and mother-in-law, Dorey and Clara Lazarine. Sheila Scogin contributes this weekly column about Huntington-area residents.


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Yard Beautiful


Lose weight with TOPS – Taking Off Pounds Sensibly. Check out the local TOPS chapter at First United Methodist Church, 805 E. Denman Ave., Lufkin. Weigh-ins are at 8:30 a.m. Fridays and the meetings are at 9:05 a.m. Fridays. For more information, call Sylvia at 936-639-4017 or Beat at 936-876-4403. First visit is free. Check out

Tangled Threads

Do you like to crochet or knit, or any other portable crafting project? T.L.L. Temple Memorial Library in Diboll invites is organizing “Tangled Threads” for craft-

16th annuaL

The annual Yard Beautiful Contest, sponsored by the Diboll Garden Club, begins soon. April 18-19 – Northeast. April 25-26 – Southeast. May 2-3 – Southwest. May 9-10 – Northwest. May 16-17 – Fair Acres.


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Technology privacy bills discussed April Fools’ day is usually a time for practical jokes and kidding around, but there were very few laughs at the Capitol this week as the House considered the serious subject of the state budget. However, it is not the only story going on. Five important things that happened this week at your Texas Capitol are:

Airport towers

On Thursday, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) held a special meeting in which they addressed the impending closure of 14 Texas air traffic control towers due to federal sequestration. As you may be aware, the federal government has been unable to agree on a budget, and there have been widespread spending cuts, referred to as sequestration, as a result. If nothing is done, 149 airport towers across the nation, including 14 in Texas, will close on April 7 and thus create a public safety emergency for fliers. Fortunately, TxDOT voted to step in and pay for the cost of operating Texas’ towers for 90 days at which point they will reevaluate the situation. I am thankful the state has stepped up to protect our citizens when the federal government will not.

Cell phone tracking/ Drone surveillance

Several legislators have filed bills this session regarding Texans’ technology privacy rights. State Representative Brian Hughes’ much-talkedabout HB 1608 would require law enforcement officers to obtain search warrants in order to access cell phone records. There would be exceptions when a phone is reported stolen or in the case of life threatening situations. Another technology privacy bill deals with drones. Representative Lance Gooden’s HB 912 would ban the possession and use of any photos obtained by drones or any unmanned vehicles. Both civil and criminal penalties would apply for violators. We now live in an age when technology is evolving at a faster rate than the laws regarding it. I applaud these members’ efforts to strengthen privacy rights.

Water rate bill

This week the Senate passed SB 567, a bill I authored with Senator Kirk Watson to overhaul the state’s oversight of investor-owned water and sewer utilities (IOUs), and to ensure that customers have an advocate in cases over excessive rates.

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State Sen. Robert Nichols

The legislation reflects the work of Senate subcommittees led by myself and Senator Watson in 2012. These subcommittees held hearings on steep increases in water and sewer rates that were imposed by IOUs. The many stakeholders working with the subcommittees have helped us to determine that the current regulatory system is broken. The one-size-fitsall treatment of large-, midand small-sized utilities does not work. SB 567 is a bill which will bring needed reform on ratemaking to Texans living in rural and unincorporated areas of the state. I will make sure to keep you updated as it is considered in the House soon.

Payday loans

A bill introducing new regulations for the practice of payday loans advanced this week. Senator John Carona’s SB 1247 aims to help end the cycle of debt many disadvantaged individuals face when they take out these short-term loans at incredibly high interest rates. The bill would limit the types of loans that payday lenders can offer, and would restrict the number of times a loan could be rolled over. The Senate Business and Commerce Committee passed SB 1247 Tuesday night by a 6-1 vote, sending it to the Senate floor soon.

Texas Midical Assoc. ‘First Tuesdays’

The ‘First Tuesday’ of each month is always a day I enjoy. On these days doctors and medical students from around the state converge on the Capitol to lobby on behalf of their profession and their patients. Referred to as the “White Coat Invasion,” this practice has been going on since 2003 and is a chance for legislators to discuss bills regarding the practice of medicine with those who know it best. This Tuesday I was pleased to be visited by many doctors from Senate District 3 who were in town for the event. These individuals provide an invaluable service to our state and I look forward to working with them for many years to come.



1. It’s a wrap 6. *A call to being green, acr. 9. Fog effect 13. Solo 14. Mother, sister or daughter 15. “_____ truly” 16. Teacher’s pet, e.g. 17. Radio knob 18. Consume 19. Bungle 21. *Biology branch 23. Long time 24. Niels Bohr’s study

object 25. Cleopatra’s killer? 28. Christening acquisition 30. On which Romney and Obama were found 35. It must go on? 37. *Like animal near extinction 39. Marilyn Munster to Herman Munster, e.g. 40. Delhi dress 41. Sends by posts 43. Imitator 44. Are not 46. Mosquito net fabric 47. End of the line 48. Noontime 50. Give certain impres-

sion 52. DNA transmitter 53. Boll weevil, e.g. 55. Car display 57. *Garden helper 61. Iron Man’s robotic nemesis 64. French farewell 65. Galley tool 67. Vociferously praises 69. Choral composition with sacred lyrics 70. Fix a game 71. He lives on Sesame Street 72. *You do it to your garden’s soil before planting 73. “... ___ he drove out


outage that had occurred recently during a storm. The manager of another establishment rushed over to share his pictures of his prized dogs when he learned I also had a “baby.” During my shopping trip, I was also offered the latest news on the soon to come opening of the farmer’s market and the arrival of home grown vegetables. I have been given advice on how to cook the best corn bread dressing, where to find the best pie, where to get my tires rotated, and who is the best dentist or doctor in town. The people are a wealth of knowledge in East Texas. The most amazing thing is that after being away from this area for a number of years, many of them still know who I am. (It is a good thing that none of us has changed a bit.) My only perplexity is what to do on the week-ends. There are so many wonderful choices. There are

1. Maple syrup precursor 2. Reunion attendee 3. Lariat, e.g. 4. Used in some liquors 5. *Earth Day founder 6. Please get back to me 7. 17th letter of Greek alphabet 8. Rent again 9. Delivered by a mare 10. *Its emissions are regulated 11. Pharma product 12. Grammy of sports 15. Tower of London guard 20. Render harmless 22. *Corn holder, often left behind to protect soil quality 24. Most aerial 25. Indian state 26. Harry Belafonte’s daughter 27. Focused or riveted 29. “Yes, ___” 31. One who fabricates 32. _____ colony, middle ages 33. *An earthly body 34. *Earth to ancient Romans 36. *Prop pusher 38. Do it “or ____!” 42. Beach souvenir 45. To give up or bow out 49. Up and down nod 51. *______ earth 54. Mercantile establishment 56. Kate Middleton’s head gear 57. Barack’s David 58. One wafting 59. Possible indoor allergy cause 60. Voyeur’s glance 61. Impulse 62. “____ your manners” 63. Assortment 66. *Clean ___ Act 68. Congressional title

There’s lots to love about East Texas I was thinking about the words on the Statue of Liberty the other day that say, “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses, yearning to breathe free. The wretched refuse of your teaming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest- tossed to me. I lift my lamp beside the golden door.” I find those words so comforting and friendly. East Texas reminds me of a good example for a place that welcomes most everyone just as the Lady holding the torch does. Part of her was once a lighthouse that showed ships the way into a safe landing of the harbor. We are fortunate to live in an area that provides for the needs of many. We have food pantries for the hungry, shelters for the homeless, and hospitals for the sick and infirmed. We are also fortunate to have outstanding schools for every level of education and skill. I discovered the new facility in Diboll on a

Carolyn (Sue) Hendrick

drive around town the other day. It is truly beautiful. I remembered how friendly the teachers and administrators of the school system have always been to parents and how patient they are with the students they serve. They are truly a light of shining knowledge. The best thing I love about East Texas is the countless friendly faces that light up the lives of everyone around them. They can be seen in the restaurants and shops that dot the landscape. Each one of them going about their jobs in a real “down home” style. I never meet a stranger in that they are all ready and eager to share something about themselves as time permits. While waiting in line at a local deli, I met a lovely lady that shared with me her experiences of a power

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State Sen. Robert Nichols

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Constable Ray Anthony

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Mayor John McClain

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City Manager Dennis McDuffie

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City Hall (water, garbage, sewer) 936 829-4857 Diboll Police Department

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Diboll Fire Department

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ball games to go to, trains to ride, lakes to visit, golf courses to play, theatre productions, museums and stores to shop in. Oh well, most of you already know that. I feel like a new kid on the block being back and enjoying the growth and changes that I see. Most of all, I am just happy to be back in the tall pines and to see so many friendly people. I hope all of you are finding your life in East Texas to be just as wonderful. Sue Hendrick lived in Diboll for several years. Although she now resides in Lufkin, Diboll will always be her East Texas home.

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We have concerns for children of today Have you ever felt sorry for yourself? Then, may I ask have you ever felt blessed? Do you ever feel rich, rich beyond measure? I am not talking money in the bank. I am talking about real wealth. The kind that you cannot measure in a bank account. That is real wealth. Mike and I are blessed. We are blessed with a Daddy God that loves us unconditionally. We are blessed with family that loves us. We are blessed with friends and a church that loves us. We are blessed with folks that pray for us. Now, that is what I call real wealth. Mike had back surgery last Friday, and we had tons of friends and family praying for us and checking on us. We had so much prayer. That night, when we were in

Teacher Mom with

Jan Allbritton the hospital, I slept on that pullout chair that is so famous for discomfort. Normally, I fret and worry about Mike. Do you know what? When I put my head down on that pillow, the presence of God fell all over me, and I slept like a rock! Sure, I heard the nurses coming in and going out, but I slept. God assured me that He was taking of Mike, and therefore, I slept. Since Mike was just two days out of surgery on his back, we had to miss church Sunday. In fact, our pastor’s wife said that if we came, she would send us back home.

LOL She knows that we don’t like to miss! We watched church TV. In fact, we watched Robert Morris of Gateway Church because Mike loves to watch him. It was really good, but not as good as being there. Here is what I am saying. TV church is good, but not as good as being in the service. I know that God is capable of reaching through that TV, but I think it is even better in person. A lot of the young parents today grew up in church and got saved. Then as an adult decided that they didn’t want to go to church. They are saved because they made a decision for Jesus as a child, but what about their kids? My concern is the kids of the young adults. If they don’t take their kids to church and they don’t tell their kids about Jesus,

are the kids to know Him? Do the grandparents that took their own kids to church have to teach their grandkids about Jesus? Somebody has to!! You see,... playing on ball teams and being on specialty teams is okay, having every electronic device on the market is okay, having enough clothes to cloth a small tribe in Africa is okay, eating out every day is okay, but there are things that are more important. Eternal things! Things that make an eternal difference are the only ones to really worry about. No amount of sports, no amounts of electronics, no amount of clothes, no amount of money will get someone into the kingdom of God. We need to stop chasing the material things and concentrate on the ones that affect where one

spends eternity. We need to teach our kids to not be selfish, but think of others. We need to maybe pick up a book like “7” by Jen Hatmaker. that is about a mutiny against excess. We need to stop and take time to think about what is really important. There is a way to teach our kids about God and the Bible. There are many really good churches in this area where you and your kids can get connected with others who love and care about Jesus. The church that I dearly love spent tons of money for the kids section because we believe our kids are that important. Are your kids that important to you?

It’s usually him taking the beatings from his rough and tough sisters, but he’s started a little more of the brotherly fights. I’ve told him that he’d better watch what he does or there will be no more wrestling. He’s been really careful about laying hands on his sisters. Lately, I have found myself surrounded by negativity- at home, at work, on Face book, and even at the grocery store. With every intention of staying away from it, I got sucked in. I was probably a ring leader of it

myself at times. It’s hard staying positive when you’re upset about something, but even harder when others are upset as well. The disagreements with your spouse, children, or coworkers can lead to negative thoughts. Everyone has probably experienced it when you go to a store with long lines and only one checker. Hello negative thoughts... or ugly words spoken aloud by some people. I came across a bashing of someone on face book and more ugly

comments followed. I read an article online, and as I scanned the comments, I began to become upset with what I was reading. Surrounding yourselves with people and things that can bring out the good in us is what we need to do. And if we find ourselves in this predicament, PRAY. Pray for guidance, and pray for peace. Don’t read that article or the comments. Pray for your bashing friend. Pray for the poor check out girl who

Jan Allbritton is a Diboll resident who teaches at St. Cyprian’s Episcopal School.

Surround yourself with good people; pray for others

“Be not deceived: Bad company corrupts good morals.” -1 Corinthians 15:33.

Eli is obsessed with WWE wrestling right now. He has a video game that he wants to play all of the time, and boy is he good at it. He knows the moves, what they are called, and which guy is better than the other guys. He LOVES getting his daddy to play with him. Mommy just doesn’t fight right or say the right things. Since he’s played this game a lot lately, I’ve


First Apostolic 158 FM 2108, Burke 936-829-2700

Assembly of God

Clawson Assembly 5569 N. U.S. Hwy. 69, Pollok 936-853-2727 First Assembly 100 E. Borden St., Diboll 936-829-4250 First Assembly 1700 N. Home St., Corrigan 936-398-2235 First Assembly 605 S. Hwy. 69, Huntington 936-635-4677 Glad Tidings Assembly 2511 E. Lufkin Ave., Lufkin 936-632-1517 Templo Emanuel Asemblea de Dios 305 Oak St., Diboll 936-639-4955


Burke Tidwell Rd., Burke 936-829-4455

Concord Missionary FM 2743 Rd., Zavalla 936-897-2494 Cornerstone Ryan Chapel Rd & FM 304, Diboll 936-829-4023 Fairview 3742 FM 2108, Lufkin 936-637-1466 First Baptist 208 Devereaux St., Diboll 936-829-5299 First 1034 E. Main St., Zavalla 936-897-2566

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caught him hitting and pushing around his sisters a little more.

Huntington First 702 N. Main St., Huntington 936-422-4311 Johnson Missionary 26534 US Hwy 69 S., Zavalla 936-897-8147 Jubilee 723 Dennis, Diboll 936-829-0465 Lakewood 3497 State Hwy. 147, Zavalla 936-897-3075

Shiloh Baptist 100 Pine St., Diboll 936-829-4158 Solid Rock Missionary Baptist 16663 FM 2109, Zavalla 936-897-3099 Wakefield Baptist 3253 FM 357, Diboll 936-829-3988 Our Lady of Guadalupe 100 Maynard Rd., Diboll 936-829-3659 936-829-2690

Church of Christ

Church of Christ 100 Arrington, Diboll 936-829-3285

Oak Flat 3447 FM 2109, Huntington 936-876-2063

St. Cyprian’s Episcopal 919 S. John Redditt, Lufkin 936-639-1253

Primera Iglesia Bautista de Diboll 1113 N. Temple Dr., Diboll 936-465-8736 Pine Grove 5632 FM 1818, Diboll 936-829-3289 Pollok 1053 Paul Townsend, Pollok 936-853-2835



Allentown Congregational 2339 FM 843, Central area 936-671-2468 Beulah Congregational 12182 FM 58, Lufkin 936-829-3584 936-634-7840 Burke United 124 Blue Jay St., Burke 936-829-4491 Faith Community Ministries 8166 S. US Hwy 59, Diboll 936-829-4799

Prairie Chapel 308 Silva Rd., Diboll 936-212-0806

First United 401 S. Hines St., Diboll 936-829-4470

Prairie Grove Missionary 155 Prairie Grove Rd., Diboll 936-829-4586

Huntington United 458 S. Hwy 69, Huntington 936-422-4362

Redtown Missionary Hwy 7, Pollok 936-853-2064

Harmony Odell 2928 Knight Wood Rd. Huntington

Salem Missionary Baptist 965 Ralph Nerren Rd., Huntington 936-876-3211

Highway S. Main & Franklin Huntington 936-422-3652

Shawnee Prairie 14792 FM 1818, Huntington 936-422-3769

Perry Chapel CME 1114 Cypress St., Diboll 936-526-9685 Pine Valley Congregational 1472 FM 304, Diboll 936-829-1114 Ryan Chapel 555 FM 2497, Diboll 936-829-3818 Shady Chapel Hwy 147, Zavalla 936-897-9988


Lufkin First Church of the Nazarene 1604 S. Medford, Lufkin 936-634-9443



New Center Prospect 534 New Prospect Cemetery Rd., Pollok 936-853-3468

O’Quinn 7433 N. US Hwy 69, Pollok 936-853-2319

St. Paul’s United 1505 S. John Redditt, Lufkin 936-634-7810

Abundant Life Church 434 W. Main St., Zavalla 936-897-9997 Diboll First United 708 Hendrix, Diboll 936-676-6738 New Life United 482 S. Gibson St., Huntington 936-876-9046 Ora United FM 2109, Huntington 936-897-2066 United Pentecostal 256 Colwell St., Zavalla 936-897-2856


Church of Christ Jesus 100 N. Beech St., Diboll 936-829-3276 Church of the Living God 1002 Cypress St., Diboll 936-829-4844 Faith Family Church 7020 S. US Hwy 59, Diboll 936-829-9673 Grace Gospel US Hwy 69, Zavalla 936-897-2218 Huntington Church of the Living God 1008 N. Main, Huntington 936-876-3953 James Chapel True Light Holiness 1803 FM 844, Huntington 936-876-3697

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Thursday, April 11, 2013

30 Years Ago: Hicks retires after 37 years One Year Ago

The Diboll High School Lady Jack golf team has an outstanding performance at the district competition with a score of 525 that lands them in second place and clinches a spot in regionals. Team members include Abbie Kettering, Kirby Havard, Paige Funderbunk and Corrin Presnall. Members of the Lufkin Branch of the NAACP establish the NAACP Endowment at Angelina College. The Naranjo Museum of Natural History host its first fundraiser with over 250 people in attendance. Food, drinks and auction items are provided for the guests. The Angelina County Genealogical Society hosts its regular meeting with discussion on thePreWorld War II Civilian Conservation Corps with guest speaker Ben Pyle. The fifth annual Diboll Tamale Festival is gearing up and are expecting record crowd since bringing back the tug-o-war contest last year.

Five Years Ago

City boundary lines are reviewed by Home Rule Committee. Diboll Police Department captures alleged copper thief in Old Orchard


30 Years of Diboll Free Press Clippings A Public Service of The History Center

Park. Copper theft is huge problem for law enforcement. Diboll’s loving couple, Joe Donald and Emma Lee Smith, celebrate 60 years of blissful marriage. Joe Clark’s top countybred steer wins at Angelina County Youth Fair, receives $6,400 scholarship. Angelina College aerospace scholar students visit NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston. Students making the trip include Brandon West, Sam Childers, Amanda Murley, Chris Gurgen, Clint Jones, Jordan Conway, Wesley Wheeler, Alex Gonzales, Shane Wright and Leroy Urbina.

Ten Years Ago

The Texas Historical Commission designates Belote Cemetery in Burke as a Historic Texas Cemetery. Lufkin, Diboll, friends and colleagues mourn the passing of longtime popular Diboll High School ag teacher Bob McCurry. Lufkin’s historic Perry Building now boast home of new eatery, Babineaux’s

has probably heard grumbling and complaints all day long. Pray for your family and co-workers. And God will help you to find peace. *** This Sunday evening will be our monthly gathering. “Spice up your life with Jesus!” Bring a spicy, Mexican dish to share as we fellowship at 6 p.m. *** Can you make a joyful noise? The First United Methodist Choir is looking for you! Join them for practice on Wednesdays at 6 p.m. in the sanctuary. They perform each Sunday at 11 a.m.. Come and join the fun.

, located in the basement. Huntington Devilette softballers stun the Lady Hudson Hornets with a 5-2 District 20-3A win. Huntington freshman pitcher Anna Whiddon pitches complete game to register win. Huntington now stands at 16-9 for the season and 5-5 in district play. Lufkin Mall present tribute to troops- organizers seeks photos of local service personnel.

Twenty Years Ago

Texas Attorney General Dan Morales visits with wellwishers at Angelina County Chamber of Commerce First Friday Luncheon. Funeral services are held for popular Burke Mayor Tom Treadwell who has served that post for the past 10 years. Top recyclers in the Temple Elementary School’s fifth grade are Jennifer Austin, Marcus Guevara, Leslea Horton, Arthur Alvarez, Regina Havard, Adrian Hatley, Cindy Parez, Jeffery Diets, Misty Karber and April Loya. Diboll VFW Post #8933

Photo Courtesy of The History Center

Thirty Years Ago This Week

State Representative Clemons’ staff in Austin is comprised of administrative assistant Marc Hughes from Trinity, who is assisted by legislative aides Amy Weaver and Cathy Stahl. Also on the staff is Kim Weathermon, who is the secretary. Ladies Auxiliary award checks to winners of the National Broadcast Script Writing Program on the subject of freedom. The winners include Kim Shadix (1st), Latoya Lamb (2nd) and Joseph Phipps (3rd). Diboll High School power lifter Richardo Morales qualifies for national meet with a 2nd place finish at the state power lifting meet.

Thirty Years Ago

Angelina & Neches River Authority engineers begin work on the Mud Creek Project to bring more water to East Texas. Diboll’s Borden Inc. pays $100,000 fine for waste water permit violations. The American Domino Tournament selects Lufkin as this year’s host tournament.

*** First Untied Methodist Church has much to offer. Youth, 6th grade - 12th grades, meet on Wednesdays and Sundays. YUMYS, (PK4-5th grades) meet Sunday afternoons. Sunday school for all ages and groups begins at 10 a.m. each Sunday. Worship begins at 11 a.m. each Sunday. *** Come out and meet us; come and let us know what we can do to serve you. We want to welcome you into the family of God. Come join us as we worship our Lord. Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors!

St. Regis Paper Company shuts down Lufkin mill for 14 days for lack of work orders. Burglary nets $102,000 in gears, motors, transmissions and other motor parts at Lufkin Greater Ford dealership. R.P. ‘Dick’ Hicks, manager of Temple-Eastex Forest Division Land Department retires after 37 years of service to the company.

Above, Jessie Stephens blessed the church with a solo, “I am a Promise,” accompanied by Nita Hurley on piano. Left, First United Methodist Youth and YUMYs were ready to praise God by playing musical instruments on cue from the Rev. Love.

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Now paying $11 per 100 lbs!

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Elementary raises funds for AHA Just recently the student at HG Temple Elementary raised over $1500 for the American Heart Association, which is enough to

help save 19 peoples lives. Each day the students were actively engaged in jumping activities and learning heart facts. The

class who raised the most money for the campus was kindergarten class Mrs. Kala Stewart with $313. This class won a pizza party. Mrs. Kaleena Mayo class was second and got the honors of wrapping Coach Pam Bass in toilet paper. The top students in each grade got the honors of throwing a pie in either Assistant Principal Zach Crawford or Student teacher Coach Ryan Rasbeary face. The representatives for Kindergarten were twin brothers Ja’Derrian and Jerren James from Mrs. Kala Stewart’s class raising over $300. The first grade class

winner from Ms. Julia Sandoval’s class was Julian Ramos. The second grade class winner was from Mrs. Misty Rye’s class Nova Gratham. The third grade class winner from Mrs. Itza Flores’ class was Marisol Manriquez. The Principal Lara Kelley got opportunity to kiss a goat, provided by Jeremy Dickerson of Huntington, because the students did such an outstanding job of raising money for the Jump Rope for Heart. The students would like to thank the community, parents, students, and teachers for participating in such a worthwhile cause.

engineered bearings that are designed to produce higher power levels and speeds and better efficiencies in turbine

applications, predominately for energy-related industrial applications. The transaction, which

is unanimously recommended by Lufkin’s board of directors, is expected to close in the second half of 2013

subject to Lufkin shareholders’ approval, regulatory approvals and customary closing conditions.

Above, students waiting to throw pie are Nova Grantham, Julian Ramos, Marisol Manriquez. Right, Jeremy Dickerson holds a goat for Principal Lara Kelley to kiss at assembly.

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president and CEO. “The global scale that GE offers, combined with its deep service offerings and network of research labs, will create new opportunities for our customers and employees around the world. This transaction allows us to realize our strategic objectives for expanding both our portfolio and our global platform and will allow us to reach global customers much faster and more effectively than we could have done as a standalone company. We believe the finan-


conditionsers; tires, paint, computers, TVs, car batteries, insulation or large tree limbs. For more information or to schedule pick-up for April 15-19, call Diboll City Hall at 936-829-4757. Also, April 15-19 the Goodwill truck will be in the Diboll ISD Administration Building parking lot for small household items and clothing. Computers will be accepted. The Trash-Off, Clean-

cial terms of the transaction represent full and fair value for Lufkin’s shareholders.” Headquartered in Lufkin, with approximately 4,500 employees in more than 40 countries, Lufkin manufactures and services a broad portfolio of industry-leading artificial lift equipment through a global network of more than 110 service centers and nine manufacturing facilities. In addition, Lufkin’s three turbomachinery production facilities and seven service centers manufacture industrial gears and Up Week and Clean Sweep are all coming just in time to beautify our city for the annual Tamale Festival, which will be held Saturday, May 11, in Old Orchard Park. More details on the festival will come in a future issue. The Civic Club has gotten permission from the city to put on Music in the Park in June. Five bands will entertain guests in Old Orchard Park. More on the event will be published as it is finalized.

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Breakfast Pancake on a Stick

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Lunch Chicken Nuggets w/BBQ Cup Ranch Beans Broccoli & Carrots w/Ranch Applesauce, Roll

Lunch Beef & Cheese Taco Salad Salsa Salad Refried Beans Fresh Fruit


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Breakfast Cinnamon French Toast Sticks Lunch Mini Chicken Tacos Mexicali Corn Romaine Salad Fresh Fruit

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Breakfast Sausage Link Lunch Beef Nachos w/Cheese Sauce Salad Carrots w/Ranch Pineapple Tidbits

Daily Breakfast Offerings: Cereal & Toast, PBJ Sandwich; Fruit or Juice; Variety of Milk Daily Lunch Offerings: Chef Salad, Sandwiches, Variety of Milk

Monday 13 , 20 April 15 thru Friday 3 , 201 April 19 NOTICE OF GENERAL ELECTION (AVISO DE ELECCION GENERAL) To the Registered Voters of DIBOLL INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT, DIBOLL Texas: (A los votantes registrados del DISTRITO ESCOLAR INDEPENDIENTE DE DIBOLL,, Texas) Notice is hereby given that the polling place listed below will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on MAY 11,, 2013, for voting in a general election to elect TWO TRUSTEES TO FULL THREE-YEAR TERMS (Se notifica, por la presente, que las casillas electorales sitados abajo se abrirán desde las 7:00 a.m. hasta las 7:00 p.m. el 11 de MAYO, 2013 para votar en la Elección General para elegir DOS ADMINISTRADORES CON UN TERMINO DE TRES ANOS COMPLETOS)

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LOCATION(S) OF POLLING PLACES (DIRECCION(ES) DE LAS CASILLAS ELECTORALES) DIBOLL PRIMARY SCHOOL CAFETERIA – 113 HENDRICK STREET, DIBOLL,TEXAS (LA CAFETERIA DE LA ESCUELA PRIMARIA – 113 HENDRICK STREET, DIBOLL, TEXAS) Early voting by personal appearance will be conducted each weekday at (La votación adelantada en persona se llevará a cabo de Lunes a Viernes en) DIBOLL CITY HALL – 400 KENLEY STREET, DIBOLL, TEXAS (OFICINAS DE LA CIUDAD DE DIBOLL, 400 KENLEY STREET, DIBOLL, TEXAS) (location) (sitio) between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. beginning on APRIL 29, 2013 and ending MAY 7, 2013; (entre las 8:00 de la mañana y las 5:00 de la tarde empezando el DIA 29 DE ABRIL, 2013 y terminando EL DIA 7 DE MAYO, 2013. Additional early voting will be held at the same location as follows: (La votación adelantada además se llevará a cabo en el mismo sitio de tal manera:) Date (Fecha)

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APRIL 29, 2013 (29 de Abril, 2013)

7:00 A.M. TO 7:00 P.M. (7:00 de la mañana a 7:00 de la tarde)

APRIL 30, 2013 (30 de Abril, 2013)

7:00 A.M. TO 7:00 P.M. (7:00 de la mañana a 7:00 de la tarde)

Applications for ballot by mail shall be mailed to: (Las colicitudes para boletas que se votarán en ausencia por correo deberán enviarse a:) BETTY CAPPS________________________________________________________ Name of Early Voting Clerk (Nombre del Secretario(a)en conjunto de la Votación Adelantada) P.O. BOX 550 ______ _________________________________________________ Address (Dirección) DIBOLL__________________________________________75941____________ City (Ciudad) Zip Code (Zona Postal) Applications for ballots by mail must be received no later than the close of business on: (Las solicitudes para boletas que se votarán en ausencia por correo deberán recibirse para el fin de las horas de negocio el) FRIDAY, MAY 3, 2013 (VIERNES, DIA 3 DE MAYO, 2013.) Issued this the 5TH day of APRIL, 2013. (Emitoda este dia 5 de ABRIL 2013.)

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DBA: Diboll Biz Assoc. Baker Pest Control owners Joe and Sue Baker are members of the Diboll Business Association. The DBA now has 30-plus business members and is formulating plans on how Diboll businesses can better get their word out to Diboll shoppers. The next “Pack the House” event will be about 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 30, at Diboll’s Brookshire Brothers’ deli. Manager Scott Robertson has promised no one won’t be disappointed and will be bringing in more tables and chairs for the event. Mark your calendar to eat supper at the deli; this is not just for members, it for everyone to see what they have to offer. There will be an event like this once a month, so check out Free Press for announcements. You can also “friend” the Diboll Business Association page on Facebook.

Wilkerson cuts ribbon

Thank you to everyone who came out to support the first Ribbon Cutting of Diboll Business Association. The Business community was represented with more than 30 members in attendance at the event held for Wilkerson Financial Center on April 4 (Above photo, Mayor John McClain addresses those in attendance; left photo, friends and customers visit at Wilkerson’s open house.). Membership is open to all local businesses. Contact Jan Wilkerson at 829-4817 for information on joining.

Diboll-area businesses Listed here are Diboll-area businesses, with those who have joined the Diboll Businesses Association in bold. The Diboll Business Association’s next meeting is set for 5:30 p.m. Monday, 15, at the TLL Temple Memorial Library. Come give your thoughts on how the association can promote Diboll businesses.


Brisket House 1225 N. Temple Church’s Chicken 208 N. Temple Dairy Queen 204 N. Temple Donut Palace 603 N. Temple Jack In The Box 400 N. Temple Los Jarritos Mexican Restaurant 903 N. Temple Simple Simon’s Pizza 573 N. Temple Sonic Drive In 512 N. Temple Taqueria Y Rest. El Mexico Lindo 200 N. Temple

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2B Trucking 1430 N. Temple Andrews Transport 8640 Hwy. 59 S. B & B Fabricating 1432 N. Temple Campbell Timberland Mgmt. 700 N. Temple DEMCO, Inc. 1121 N. Temple Momentive Chemical P & S Trucking 508 Burke


ABC Auto Alternate Parts & Components American Metal Around the World Salvage Aundrea’s Originals Brookshire Bros. Diboll Depot Diboll Food Mart Dixon Furniture Dollar General Store Drive Thru Tobacco East Texas Tupperware Family Dollar Goodwill Industries Grand Kids Motor Co. Herman Power Tire Polk’s Pick-It-Up Store Polk’s Pick-It-Up Store Pouland’s The Everything Store Sarah’s Gifts Two Smitty’s Swap Shop

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600 N. Temple 1441 N. Temple 9161 Hwy. 59 S. 1441 N. Temple 315 N. Hendrick 221 N. Temple 1605 N. Temple 500 N. Temple 300 N. Hines 223 N. Temple 520 N. Temple 810 South Meadows 406 N. Temple 212 N. Temple 1324 Temple 1501 N. Temple 605 N. Temple 611 N. Temple 611 N. Temple 1319 N. Temple 1303 N. Temple

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AAA Self Storage 1517 N. Temple Advanced Plumbing 1221 N. Temple Angelina Casualty Insurance 611 N. Temple Baker Pest Control Bonner Roofing 7997 Hwy. 59 S. Commercial Bank 501 N. Temple Compro Tax/Basic Spanish Cl. 301 N. Hendrick St.

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Conners Auto Service Center 211 Rutland 829-2477 Cuts & More 1095 N. Temple 829-3405 Deer Trace Homeowners Assoc. 829-0035 Diboll Custom Upholstery 1442 N. Temple 829-0900 Diboll Free Press 101 Weber 829-3313 Diboll Inn and Suites 910 N. Temple 829-2055 Diboll Mobile Home Park 925 Denman 829-3611 Diboll Motors 1312 N. Temple 829-4533 Dr. Woody Ingram 308 Thompson 829-5589 Duran Electric 201 Chandler 212-1143 E.T. Family Medical/Dr. Cathcart 202 S. Temple 829-4749 Elite Cleaners 202 N. Hendrick 829-5980 Extreme Collision 131 S. U.S. Hwy. 59 829-2252 First Bank & Trust 104 N. Temple 829-4721 Fleetwood Transportation Svcs. 7642 Hwy. 59 S. 829-4735 Flowers Paint & Body 9171 S. U.S. Hwy. 59 829-3368 H & R Block 105 Weber, Suite C 829-4388 Ibarra Tire Shop 1511 N. Temple J.R.’s Party Barn 611 N. Temple 635-0462 KST Day Care Center 101 Maynard 829-5783 Leon Stricklen Insurance 105 Weber LSI Cleaning & Floor Care 1302 Brown 829-0149 Melvin Linton Homes 635-8942 Modern Cleaners 311 N. Hendrick 829-2752 Morris Air Conditioning 1319 N. Temple 829-2630 Moye’s Catering 1310 N. Temple 829-3040 Neches Pines Golf Course 900 Lumberjack Dr. 829-5086 Nirow Contractors 201 N. Temple 829-5100 Peaceful Rest Mortuary 311 N. First 829-3774 Palacio Construction 674-6898 Pumpkin Patch Pre-School 211 Morris Rd. 829-2933 Quick Change Oil and Lube 571 N. Temple 829-3970 R & R Washateria 904 N. Temple Rodriguez Custom Paint 1224 N. Temple 829-3280 Russell Ingram, DDM 308 Thompson 829-5589 Sabine Storage Units 301 N. Hendrick Sandra Pouland Real Estate 611 N. Temple 829-4040 Sara’s Beauty Shop 302 N. Hendrick 829-4900 ServiceMaster Clean 1300 N. Temple 634-6982 Speedy Ice L.L.C. 901 N. Temple S & S Transmissions 7883 S. Hwy. 59 829-4221 Star Enterprise 1509 N. Temple Temple-Inland Fed. Credit Union 109 N. Temple 829-1616 Terrell Insurance 902 N. Temple 29-2361 Tha Spot Barber Shop 906 N. Temple The Car Wash 204 N. Temple T.L.L. Temple Memorial Library 300 Park 829-5497 Tonya’s 1449 N. Temple Total Energy 1430 N. Temple Tracy Nails & Spa 404 N. Temple 829-4435 Trinity Mission 900 S. Temple 829-5501 Vanity Salon 305 N. Hines 829-5000 Wilkerson Financial Center 105 Weber, Suite A


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Diboll boys win Lumberjack relays; Ladies take 2nd Girls Shot Put 1 C. Ingram, Center, 34’8” 2 Z. Vinson, Diboll, 34’3” 3 S. Houston, Huntington, 31’9”, 4 D. Moore, Alto, 31’5” 5 T. Tyler, Alto, 29’7.5” 6 S. Hulett, Corrigan, 29’3.75” Girls Discus, 1 Vinson, Diboll, 94’2” 2 Rameriz, Corrigan, 87’10” 3 Square, Corrigan, 84’7 4 Reece, Huntington, 76’5.5” 5 Williams, Shepherd, 72’3 6 Walker, Diboll, 70’8” Girls Long Jump 1 K. Cunningham, Diboll, 15’ 2 D. Skinner, Shepherd, 14’8” 3 A. Siglar, Center, 14’6.5” 4 M. Menifee, Corrigan, 14’4.5” 5 S. Hubbard, Diboll, 14’1” 6 R. Greene, Center, 14’0.5” Girls Triple Jump, , 1 A. Siglar, Center, 33’5” 2 B. Drayton, Corrigan, 32’ 3 S. Clay, Diboll, 31’7.5” 4 M. Menifee, Corrigan, 31’7.5” 5 K. Bray, Diboll, 31’3” 6 W. Floulrnoy, Huntington, 31’1.5”

5 Park, Hudson, 54.7 6 Guerrero, Corrigan, 01:13.0

Girls Pole Vault 1 Castro, Corrigan, 7’6” 2 Kenner, Huntington, 7’0” 3 Scott, Corrigan, 7’0”

Girls 300 M Hurdles 1 Menifee, Corrigan, 49.71 2 Henry, Huntington, 50.98 3 Woods, Hudson, 53.83 4 Watson, Alto, 54.21 5 Lindsey, Center, 01:12.5 6 Verratti, Huntington, 56.22 Girls 200 M Dash 1 Cunningham, Diboll, 27.58 2 Evans, Corrigan, 27.63 3 Bray, Diboll, 27.71 4 Rosario, Hudson, 28.16 5 Greene, Center, 28.26 6 McCain, Hudson, 28.59

Girls 3200 M Run, , 1 Venegas, Central, 12.19.58 2 Bocock, Hudson, 13.49.74 3 Parish, Huntington, 13.56.81 4 Fenley, Central, 14.00.96 5 Gonzales, Alto, 14.17.18 6 Guerreo, Corrigan, 14.23.21

Girls 1600 M Run 1 Venegas, Central, 05:45.5 2 Ratcliff, Hudson, 05:53.0 3 H. Ratcliff, Hudson, 05:53.9 4 Herrington, Hudson, 05:59.8 5 Milbert, Central, 06:00.5 6 Johns, Central, 06:20.3

Girls 400 M Relay 1 Center, 51.4 2 Diboll, 51.68 3 Corrigan, 52.4 4 Hudson, 54.079 5 Alto, 54.7 6 Shepherd, 55.9

Girls 1600 M Relay 1 Corrigan, 04:32.0 2 Hudson, 04:36.3 3 Alto, 04:43.5 4 Diboll, 05:02.1

Girls High Jump 1 J. Yates, Shepherd, 5’2” 2 L. Hamilton, Diboll, 5’ 3 B. Johns, Hudson, 4’8”

Girls 800 M Run 1 Milbert, Central, 02:43.7 2 Chance, Hudson, 02:44.2 3 Johns, Central, 02:46.2 4 Lindsey, Center, 02:51.9 5 Hurley, Diboll, 02:51.9 6 Woods, Hudson, 02:55.1 Girls 110 M Hurdles 1 Menifee, Corrigan, 16.37 2 Watson, Alto, 17.24 3 Park, Hudson, 17.3 4 Whitaker, Alto, 17.47 5 Reeder, Hudson, 17.72 6 Sanders, Hudson, 18.4 Girls 100 M Dash 1 Casey, Center, 12.62 2 Bray, Diboll, 12.68 3 Cunningham, Diboll, 12.74 4 Scott, Corrigan, 12.88 5 Taylor, Diboll, 13.12 6 Siglar, Center, 13.35 Girls 800 M Relay 1 Center, 01:52.8 2 Corrigan, 01:53.8 3 Hudson, 01:54.5 4 Shepherd, 01:55.7 5 Alto, 02:07.0 6 Pineywoods, 02:15.7 Girls 400 M Dash 1 Chometa, Alto, 01:06.5 2 Moore, Corrigan, 01:09.3 3 Ingran, Center, 01:12.0 4 Thompson, Corrigan, 01:12.5

Varisty Girls, Final Place and Points 1 Corrigan, 141 2 Diboll, 105 3 Hudson, 99 4 Center, 92 5 Alto, 54 6 Central, 43 7 Huntington, 34 8 Shepherd, 30 9 Pineywoods, 2 10 Jasper, 0 11 San Augustine, 0 12Woden, 0 Boys Shot Put 1 Clinton, Carthage, 44’10” 2 Rangel, Diboll, 40’11” 3 Hubert, Diboll, 40’7”, 4 Limbrick, Jasper, 40’1”, 5 Pearce, Carthage, 39’11.75” 6 Lewis, Carthage, 39’11” Boys Discus 1 Kirkland, Corrigan, 119 7 1/2 2 Hubert, Diboll, 116 6 3 Johnson, Diboll, 115 7 4 Hamilton, Corrigan, 14 10 1/2 5 Johnson, Shepherd, 110 8 6 Holden, Shepherd, 110 1 Boys Long Jump 1 Stifle, Diboll, 20’1.25” 2 Everritt, Shepherd, 19’7” 3 Mitchell, Diboll, 19’4” 4 Bolton, Center, 19’2.25” 5 Jones, Center, 18’11” 6 Carthwright, Huntington, 18’5.25”

Boys Triple Jump 1 Cody Everitt, Shepherd, 41’8” 2 J. Jones, Center, 40’8.5” 3 Dorsey, Alto, 40’4.5” 4 Randal, Jasper, 39’10” 5 Perez, Hudson, 39’5.5” 6 Dirden, Corrigan, 39’2” 6 Padron, Carthage, 02:15.1

Boys High Jump 1 Mitchell, Diboll, 5’10” 2 Randle, Hudson, 5’8” 3 Scott, Diboll, 5’8” Boys Pole Vault 1 Carrell, Hudson, 12’6” 2 Conner, Diboll, 12’0” 3 Hooper, Huntington, 12’0” 4 Tucker, Hudson, 10’6” 5 Pena, Center, 10’0” 6 Bess, Diboll, 9’0” Boys 3200 M Run 1 Lopez, Diboll, 10.21 2 Jimenez, Woden, 10.31 3 Sprinkle, Central, 10.39 4 Mijares, Jasper, 10.45 5 Nobles, Central, 11.03 6 Ramsey, Hudson, 11.17

Boys 110 M Hurdles 1 Thomas, Jasper, 14.62 2 Limbrick, Jasper, 14.98 3 Tworney, Carthage, 16.11 4 Hamel, Hudson, 17.34 5 Jones, Hudson, 17.78 6 McGowen, Hudson, 17.9 Boys 100 M Dash 1 Garrett, Center, 10.74 2 Middleton, Jasper, 11.01 3 Stifle, Diboll, 11.21 4 Teal, Diboll, 11.33 5 Newman, Carthage, 11.35 6 Mumphrey, Alto, 11.37 Boys 800 M Relay 1 Center, 01:30.2 2 Jasper, 01:31.0 3 Alto, 01:32.6 4 Corrigan, 01:33.4 5 Shepherd, 01:35.4 6 Hudson, 01:42.3

Boys 400 M Relay 1 Center, 43.08 2 Alto, 44.12 3 Diboll, 44.19 4 Jasper, 44.513 5 Corrigan, 44.82 6 Shepherd, 45.49 Boys 800 M Run 1 Reynolds, Hudson, 2;04.84 2 Matlock, Carthage, 02:07.6 3 Keith, Hudson, 2:08 4 Ferrell, Hudson, 02:08.9 5 Hernandez, Diboll, 02:11.0

Boys 400 M Dash 1 Jones, Shepherd, 51.68 2 Goree, Carthage, 51.84 3 Bryant, Jasper, 53.64 4 Adams, Jasper, 54.57 5 Cooper, Carthage, 54.76 6 Woods, Corrigan, 54.99 Boys 300 M Hurdles 1 Limbrick, Jasper, 41.58

2 Tworney, Carthage, 41.83 3 Carrell, Hudson, 43.55 4 Lane, Center, 44.02 5 Sheppard, Diboll, 44.76 6 Jones, Hudson, 44.98 Boys 200 M Dash 1 Bolton, Center, 23.05 2 Stifle, Diboll, 23.33 3 Adams, Jasper, 23.55 4 Spikes, Jasper, 23.8 5 Cruz, Alto, 23.94 6 Mumphrey, Alto, 24.01 Boys 1600 M Run Diboll, 04:40.5 Central, 4:44 Hudson, 4:47 Jasper, 4:53 Hudson, 04:54.0 Diboll, 4:56 Varisty Boys, Final Place and Points 1 Diboll, 124 2 Jasper, 96 3 Center, 95 4 Hudson, 69 5 Alto, 37 6 Shepherd, 37 7 Carthage, 35 8 Corrigan, 28 9 Central, 16 10 Woden, 8 11 Huntington, 7 12 Pineywoods, 0

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Above, Jay Lowe sliding in at home for another score for the Lumberjacks against Jasper on Friday, April 5. Right, Eric DeJesus notches the win for Diboll against Jasper.

Courtesy photos by Robin Lowe

The Diboll Lumberjacks dropped Jasper 7-2 behind Lowe’s early single on Friday, April 5. Alex Grimaldo was solid at the plate, going 3-for-4, driving in one run and scoring two. He singled in the first, third and fifth innings. Eric Dejesus was a workhorse on the hill while bagging the win for Diboll. Dejesus allowed no earned runs, four hits and three walks while striking out four over six innings of work. The win pushed Diboll’s record to 5-2 and dropped Jasper’s record to 1-6 in district play. Alex Aguilar allowed two hits against Central on Tuesday, April 9, but Diboll provided little

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run support, allowing Central to steal a 2-1 win Tuesday. Central couldn’t get anything going as long as Sergio Castillo was pitching. Castillo held Pollok Central hitless over 1 2/3 innings, allowed no earned runs, walked one and struck out two. Chase Taylor got it done on the bump on the way to a win. He allowed one run over seven innings. Taylor struck out five, walked one and gave up two hits. Central scored two runs on a two-run homerun by Joseph Lansford. In the second inning, Diboll pushed across its only run of the day on a groundout by Christian Palacio.

Sports CALENDAR Thursday, April 11 Track DHS at district meet (Carthage) Friday, April 12 Baseball DHS at Hudson, 7 p.m. Softball DHS vs. Huntington, 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 16 Baseball DHS vs. Center, 7 p.m. Softball DHS at Jasper, 6 p.m. Friday, April 19 Baseball DHS at Huntington, 7 p.m. Softball DHS vs. Carthage, 6 p.m.

Diboll Free Press April 11, 2013  

Weekly newspaper from Diboll, Texas, published April 11, 2013.