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2013, Issue No. 16
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.
Luncheon and Style show
The Museum of East Texas Guild’s annual Luncheon and Style Show is at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 23. The luncheon is a gift to Guild members. Guild member guests are invited for $10. A delicious luncheon will be served and a style show will feature fashions from the 2013 Spring Collection of Etcetera presented by Mandy Hamilton and the Spring Collection of Blithe Boutique presented by Jessica Alverson and Tyler Pavlic. Current and new Guild members who attend the luncheon will receive a fabulous tote bag designed by Jeanelle McCall especially for the Guild. To learn more about the Museum Guild, contact the museum at 936639-4434 or email at jmcdonald@metlufkin. org.
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Freed By Christ
Hope you got your taxes taken care of by Monday. Jesus said in Matthew 22:21, “… and Jesus said to them, ‘Render therefore to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s and to God the things that are God’s.’” Jesus wants us to be productive citizens in our country. Jesus wants us to be citizens in His kingdom. Just like if we are born in the U.S, then we are a U.S. citizen. Then, to be a citizen of God’s kingdom, we must be born-again. We have to have a relationship with Jesus Christ as our Savior and Lord. When we pay our taxes to the government we might not receive all the benefits we should, but when we give our tithes and offerings, once we surrender to Jesus as Savior and Lord, we can be assured His blessings will far outweigh our giving to Him, not only in this life, but in eternity. So, make sure you pay your taxes and give to Jesus control of all you are and all you have. Jesus can’t wait to show you all He has for you. Those things are eternal. -- Bro. Kenny Hibbs, First Baptist Church
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Thursday, April 18, 2013
Get to know the candidates at forum All Diboll City Council and Diboll ISD Board of Trustees candidates have been invited to a Candidate Forum hosted by the Diboll PTSA at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, at the H.G. Temple schools cafetorium. Veronica Hernandez,
challenging incumbent council member Bryan Wilson for the District 1 seat, has agreed to participate, as has Tom Farley, who is running against Meli Enriquez for Woody Ingram’s at-large council seat. Ingram, who was asked to fill a vacant seat last year, is not
seeking election. Organizers have not gotten commitments from Wilson or Enriquez. Councilman Don Hendrix, who has no opposition for his seat, will also attend the forum. DISD challengers Rodney Cheshire and Laura Beth
Cooper have agreed to participate in the forum. Forum organizers are still waiting to hear from incumbents Jim McClain and Schman Faye Jones and also challenger Matt Reppond. Each candidate will be allowed time to introduce
themselves and give some biographical information. Following that, there will be time for question-and-answers. If you have a question you would like asked, email Jan Wilkerson at firstname.lastname@example.org fill out a card at the forum.
Run Jacks; run!
Top, the Diboll Lumberjacks finished fourth in the District 20-3A Track and Field Meet on Wednesday and Thursday, April 10-11, at Carthage High School. They got 14 of their 102 points in the 100-meter dash with Carlos Teal, center, taking second in 11.30 seconds and Jake Stifle, right, taking third in 11.44 seconds. Deverick Thompson , left, finished eighth in 11.91 seconds. Carthage won the meet with 154 points. Right, the Diboll Lady Jacks 4x100-meter relay team of Shayla Hubbard, Brandion Taylor, Kyla Cunningham and Tankia Bray gather for prayer before taking third in the event with a 55.55-second effort. The Lady Jacks finished fourth in the meet with 82 points. Carthage won with 174 points. The top four finishers in the meet will participate in the area meet Thursday, April 18, at Palestine High School. See Page 8 for more information and photos. Photos by Richard Nelson
Phoenix takes Diboll’s Green 26th overall in WNBA draft RICHARD NELSON
Nikki Green realized a lifelong dream Monday night when she was drafted 26th overall by the Phoenix Mercury of the Women’s National Basketball Association. “When I finally saw my name (on the draft board), I was so excited. It was a dream come true – one I had since I started playing basketball in Diboll,” Green said during a telephone interview.
“I was really calm up to the draft. I was wanting to see where my (Penn State) teammate (Alex Bentley) was going to go,” Green said. “But, I started to get worried through the second round and into the third.” Bentley was one of 12 players invited to the WNBA draft at ESPN Headquarters in Bristol, Conn. She was selected 13th overall by the Atlanta Dream. Then Green began to sweat out each pick of the second round, finally being taken as See GREEN, P. 8
Nikki Green of Diboll continues her basketball career with four years of hoops at Penn State. She was drafted by the Phoenix Mercury of the WNBA on Monday night.
Young Diboll man dies in single-vehicle 4-wheeler wreck on El Paso
A 22-year-old Diboll man died in a four-wheeler wreck about 2 p.m. Tuesday on a dirt rad near Diboll. Brian Good, a 2009 gradu-
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ate of Diboll High School, was pronounced dead at the scene by Justice of the Peace Esther Barger. According to DPS reports,
an El Paso Street resident heard the crash and called 911. The man reportedly found Good and checked for a pulse, but didn’t find one.
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Nancy Vernon enjoys 80th Last Saturday John Ralph and I were invited to attend a surprise 80th birthday luncheon for a former Dibollian, Nancy (Nivens) Vernon. Her daughter, Gwen Brown, had told her mother they were all coming to Diboll for Nancy to show family members where she grew up. One of the places they were to visit was the Temple House which is now the home to Diboll Christian Outreach. When they arrived at the Temple home she was surprised to see that it was set up for a luncheon in honor of her 80th birthday. Nancy is an elegant lady with a beautiful smile but very shy. Most of her family was present for this special occasion including her sister Melba Powers, her husband John and several members of their family. Melba and Nancy were the daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Nivens. They lived on the corner of Ryan Chapel Road and the Old Highway 59 where Harry worked as a mechanic and owned his own garage. Pearl and Jessie Shipp presently own and live on the house place. Nancy’s daughter, Gwen and her husband, Reggie, came to Diboll several weeks ago to visit the old home place to in hopes of finding large pinecones that she remembered from her childhood. Gwen was very appreciative that Jessie Shipp gave her a bag full of large pinecones. She remembered her mother’s love of the historical Ryan Chapel Church and also gathered smaller pine cones from the church grounds. Gwen used the memorable pine cones and green pine boughs as part of the centerpiece for every table. After the meal, several family members told fond memories of Nancy. Several Diboll High School classmates of Nancy’s were present and shared “enlightening” stories of fun times as told by sisters, Billie and Evelyn (Walker) and Evelyn’s husband, Van Davison; Betty Marie Smith; sisters Shirley (Myers) Harris and Alice (Myers) Halsell, JoNell (Vaught) Placker, Lena (Dean) Coody and Avy Jean (Havard) Goolesby. The beautiful birthday cake was baked from Nan-
cy’s mother’s hand written recipe that was displayed along with several photographs. It was a lovely party and Nancy never dreamed she would be honored in the gracious Temple home that she always admired in her youth. *** While enjoying Sunday dinner at Los Jarritos with Peggy Burt, JoNell Placker and Bettye Greer, we learned from Bettye that her daughter Jean McCollough and her son, Cody, had been given tickets to attend the prestigious Masters Golf Tournament at the Augusta National Golf Course in Georgia. Cody is a senior at the University of Georgia at Athens. Jean and Mike still live in Georgia, although they are considering moving, perhaps to Florida. *** Betty and Vernon Burkhalter were also having lunch at Los Jarritos. Betty had been to College Station on Saturday to watch her grandsons, Rich and Haegan Spring, compete in a skeet tournament. She shared they saw former Dibollians, Henry and Nancy Holubec while eating at Foul Digits, a sports restaurant owned by their son, Mark Holubec. Also enjoying the good Mexican food was Alice and Ray Kilgore, Ruby and Joe Goins and Alice Williams. *** Lots of folks have been in buying feed, seeds, plants and other items. Nelda Poskey, an employee of Angelina College for more than 20 years, came in to get local honey for her allergies. E.W. Scarborough has been busy planting his garden and had to stop because of a flat on his tractor, but the boys soon got him going again. Melvin Linton Sr. was in for chicken feed. Bobby Chandler sent Sue in for sweet corn seed while he was busy planting his large garden. Trey and
Michelle Wilkerson needed something to kill the weeds in their yard. Buddy Mills came in for pinto beans and a package of bean soup. Almost daily visitors to the RT, Earl and Joyce Carr, purchased a new hummingbird feeder. Sam Baker was in buying garden seed and it was good to see Bob Davis in and getting around much better after his back surgery. *** Fran McGilvra is recovering from emergency hip surgery after slipping down in her home. Her son Chris arrived from Arizona before her surgery. Fran had plans to retire from teaching but not quite this soon. Joe Wilkerson Jr. was being prepped for shoulder surgery when an x-ray revealed his shoulder was already beginning to heal and didn’t need the surgery. *** It’s almost rodeo time and the Diboll FFA is helping the Lions Club by selling rodeo tickets. For every ticket they sell, the chapter will receive $2. Tickets are also available here at the store. The Angelina County Benefit Rodeo will be April 24- 27 at the George H. Henderson Jr. Exposition Center at 7 p.m. each day. Advance general admission tickets are $8. *** Don’t forget Operation Clean Sweep is this Saturday, April 20. If you would like to volunteer and participate in helping to make someone happy by cleaning, mowing or making repairs to their home, meet at the Diboll Housing Authority at 8 a.m. for breakfast and work assignments. Hope to see you there! *** In case I forgot to tell you, Pouland’s can now make keys so, come on by and see what else we have and visit u s…’round the table. Sandra Pouland, owner of Pouland’s Real Estate, contributes this column. Stop by the Round Table or email her at email@example.com or 936-829-4040.
It’s National Library Week It’s National Library Week! Visit the T.L.L. Temple Memorial Library. Communities matter @ your library. *** Our library has acquired Cypress Resume, an online tool that helps you effortlessly create a professional resume in just a few minutes. Its easy-touse format assures you won’t spend hours trying to perfect your document – all the hard work is done for you. Simply plug in your basic information (as little or as much as you’d like), and Cypress Resume creates a perfectly formatted document to help you land that dream job. Ask at the circulation desk for information on how to access this online tool at our Library. *** Come celebrate Earth Week with an Earth friendly Movie! Check-out Movie Day at the Library at 6 p.m. Friday, April 26. 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 936829-5497. Children under 12 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. *** Coming May 1! Registration for the third annual Cookie Baking Contest will begin and end June 1. The contest is open to all men, women, young adults and junior bakers who live and work in the surrounding areas. Baking divisions are: Junior bakers ages 6-11;” “Young adult bakers 12-17;” “and Senior bakers 18 and over. Commercial, industrial and professional bakers are not eligible to enter. No boxed, packaged, frozen or commercially made cookie dough may be used. Judging will take place on Wednesday, June 5. *** In honor of Children’s Book Week the library will host the “Joe Sample Story
News from... T.L.L. Temple Memorial Library Hour” at 6 p.m. May 6. Local personalities from all over Diboll will be reading stories to the children who attend. Put it on your calendar and make plans to bring all of the kids to join in the fun! *** New Large Print Books: “The Bridegroom Wore Plaid,” by Grace Burrowes – His family or his heart – one of them will be betrayed… As the new Earl of Balfour, Ian MacGregor must marry into money to repair the family fortunes. When a promising match emerges in the form of a rich English heiress, Ian begins devising a strategy to woo her. However, in his intended’s penniless chaperone, Augusta, Ian is finding everything he’s ever wanted in a wife. After spending time with Augusta and falling for her charms, Ian begins to question whether or not he’s willing to forfeit his heart to save the family name. “Sheltered,” by Dani Pettrey – Piper McKenna couldn’t be more thrilled that her prodigal brother, Reef, has returned to Yancey, Alaska, after five years. However, her happiness is short-lived when Reef appears at her house covered in blood. A fellow snowboarder has been killed – but despite the evidence, Reef swears he’s innocent. And Piper believes him. Deputy Landon Grainger loves the McKennas like family, but he’s also sworn to find the truth. Piper is frustrated with his need for facts over faith, but Grainger knows those closest to you have the power to deceive you the most. With his sheriff pushing for a quick conviction, some unexpected leads complicate the investigation and pursuing the truth may mean risking his career. With Piper waging her own search, the two head deep into Canada’s rugged backcountry – and run into dangerous complications. Not only does
their long friendship seem to be turning into something more, but this case is becoming deadlier with each step. *** Just in, new DVDs: “Meant To Be;” “Brother White;” “The Encounter;” “You’ve Got a Friend;” “Me Again;” “What if…;” “October Baby;” “A Letter To Dad;” “Forever Strong;” “The Grace Card;” “Johnny;” “Marriage Retreat;” “One Hit From Home;” “The 5th Quarter;” “Field of Vison;” “Escape to Grizzly Mountain;” “The Man From Snowy River;” “Return To Snowy River;” “and Adventures of the Wilderness Family.” *** 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!
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Texas-style baked beans good for family Ran across this recipe and it sounds so good….can’t wait to try it in my crockpot next time the family gets together.
Judicious & Delicious
With Judge Esther Barger
Texas-Style Baked Beans
1 lb. ground beef 4 (16 oz.) cans baked beans with pork 1 (4 oz.) can chopped green chiles 1 small onion, chopped 1 cup barbecue sauce ½ cup brown sugar 1 TBSP. garlic powder 1 TBSP. chili powder 3 TBSP. hot pepper sauce (Tabasco) or to taste In a skillet over medium heat, brown the ground beef until no longer pink; drain fat,
DATELINE Cont’d Stanaland reunion
The annual Stanaland Family Reunion will be Saturday, April 27, at the Beulah Community Centeron Highway 58. For more information, call 936-422-9900.
Drug Free All Stars
Drug Free All Star Applications for 2013-2014 are available and due by 5 p.m. on May 17. For more information call Maci Herrington at 936-634-9308.
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.
and set aside. In a 3 ½ qt. or larger slow cooker, combine the ground beef, baked beans, green chiles, onion and barbecue sauce. Season with brown sugar, garlic powder and hot pepper sauce. Cook on HIGH for 2 hours, or LOW for 4 to 5 hours. Send recipes or comments to Judge Esther Barger, 211 N. Temple, Diboll, TX 75941 or email to ebarger@angelina county.net.
Fridays and the meetings are at 9:05 a.m. Fridays. For more information, call Sylvia at 936-6394017 or Beat at 936-876-4403. First visit is free. Check out www. tops.org.
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 crafters 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, 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 936-829-5497.
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Educators: Increase student motivation, learning success and close the achievement gap Diboll ISD offers Teaching for Excellence™ Institute Aug. 5-9 and opens limited number of seats to neighboring districts Today’s teachers are bombarded with pressure to raise test scores, succeed with kids that have never succeeded before, close the achievement gap and have all kids develop the critical thinking skills needed to prepare them for the real world, all while being faced with challenges of bureaucratic regulations, environmental stressors, unmotivated students and behavioral issues. How do we attack this problem? In 2012, Diboll ISD made a commitment to give our teachers and administrators a set of tools that have proven to be highly effective and very different from what is found in most schools. In doing so, we are giving our educators an edge in this challenging environment by providing opportunities for them to engage in the Teaching for Excellence model. By offering ongoing workshops, Diboll ISD, in partnership with PEAK Learning Systems, is developing a deeper understanding, for teachers and administrators, of the essential concepts, strategies, techniques and processes that
will ensure Performance Excellence for All Kids, because great teachers help create great students. PEAK Learning Systems, Inc. was founded in 1996 by Spence Rogers. Spence has been in education for over 30 years. Since that time, he has served as a high school math teacher, a department chairperson, a curriculum coordinator, a professional developer, and a college math instructor. The Teaching for Excellence model draws upon the best research supported practices to ensure student success. The model provides critical tools shown to be effective in profoundly increasing student achievement, not only with content, but also with the standards and expectations that will be demanded of students throughout life. To learn more about Teaching for Excellence visit our website. For more information and to register for the August institute, please contact Marilyn Hankla, Director of Curriculum and Instruction, at mhankla@dibollisd. com.
DISD Primary & Elementary Menus Monday
Breakfast Sausage Kolache
Breakfast Sausage Biscuit w/Egg
Lunch Hamburger Burger Salad Carrots w/Ranch Corn Peaches
Lunch Meat Lasagna Cucumbers w/ Ranch Spinach Romaine Salad Apple and Roll
Wednesday Thursday Breakfast French Toast Sticks
Breakfast Breakfast Ham & Cheese Scrambled Eggs & Kolache Biscuit
Lunch Lunch Meatloaf Pepperoni Pizza Broccoli & Carrot Pinto Beans Cup w/Ranch Romaine Salad Green Beans Mixed Fruit Croissant Chilled Fruit
Lunch Ham & Cheese Sandwich SunChips Celery & Carrot Sticks w/Ranch
Daily Breakfast Offerings: Cereal & Toast, PBJ Sandwich; Fruit or Juice; Variety of Milk Daily Lunch Offerings: Chef Salad, Sandwiches, Variety of Milk
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Bailey Watson a cheerleader for UT Orange Squad Bailey Watson, daughter of Karen and Van Watson, has been selected as a University of Texas Orange Squad co-ed cheerleader. This team selection process is by invitation-only. In order to earn an invitation to tryout, Bailey had to submit a video to UT that exhibited her tumbling and stunting skills; it had to exhibit her sideline engagement qualities; and, it also had an interview aspect. In addition to the video, there were letters of recommendation and an extensive resume’ requirement. She was initially just thrilled to be invited to tryout. Tryouts are a two-day process. She was thrilled to make it through to the second day and then totally honored to be selected to live out her lifelong dream of standing on the sidelines of Darrell K Royal stadium as a UT cheerleader. As stated on the UT website, members are chosen based on their strong leadership qualities, charismatic presence and personality, confidence, independence and enthusiasm. I dare say, Bailey Watson personifies all of those things. The Orange Squad cheers for all UT home and away football games and other men’s athletic home events. *** The Charitabull Event for the Hudson Band Boosters will be on Tuesday, April 23, from 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. at Bullritos. Enjoy a bullrito, bowl or tacos and raise cash at the location 4505 S. Medford Drive, No. 213 -- Highway 59 at Loop 287, bullritos. com/charitabul. Dine or take your burrito to go, or place a Fax-a-Bull order. Must present a flyer to the cashier and Bullritos
will donate 20 percent of your transaction to the hosting organization. The flyer should be presented at payment to receive credit. GeorgAnna Harper sent me my flyer. If you need one, let me know and I can forward it to you. Orange Leaf will give 15 percent of their sales from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. so go around the corner for your yogurt dessert and help the Hudson Band Boosters. *** Kristi and Ricky Gay’s daughter, Bailey Gay, is engaged to Ben Miller of Jonesboro. Bailey will graduate from Texas A&M in May with her Bachelor’s Degree in English. The wedding will be July 6 at the Astin Mansion in downtown Bryan. Ben has a landscape/architectural degree from Texas A&M and is working in College Station. Kendall Gay is in graduate school at SFA getting her master’s degree in Public History and will graduate in December. She works part time at Kurth Memorial Library and is the sponsor for the LHS Band twirlers. Wyatt Gay, 16 years old, has earned his Eagle Scout rank and the Court of Honor will be June 8. He is a sophomore at LHS and loves playing the trumpet like Bailey and his dad Ricky did in the band.
Funerals bring people for visiting LaCresha and David SHEILA’S Greer of Tyler visited us, POTPOURRI Joyce Webb, Barbara and Sheila Scogin Joe Charanza, Mildred Denman, and Lynn and ton; Shane Quattlebaum, Sundra Denman, when Huntington; Regina and she came for the funeral Russell Julian of League for Hester Cuculic. La- City; grandchildren and Cresha and David are the other kin. children of the late Ar*** lene Denman Anderson, Wayne Chamblee and the late Henry Esker was born to the late Fin(Hank) Woolf, and the ice Nerren and Wesley grandchildren of the late Chamblee in Huntington Sammie and Ruby Cucu- and died at the age of 75. lic Denman, and Simon He retired from Lufkin Woolf and Willie Woolf. Industries, was a mem*** ber of Huntington United Another cousin of ours, Methodist Church, was a Janice Baker of Highlands, member of the Masonic visited Joyce Webb, Bar- Lodge, was a 32nd debara and Joe Charanza and gree Masonic Scottish Neal Denman. She is the Rite member, was a memdaughter of Louis Pat of ber of Eastern Star #938 Atlanta, and the late Ethel and V.F.W. post 1836, Denman Pate. and served in the United *** States Navy. Garvis Brookshire Wayne was survived Baldree of Diboll and by his wife of 50 years Betty Grissett Truett Marlene Chamblee; stopped by Loper’s Fam- daughter and son-in-law, ily Pharmacy for Betty Marleisha and Mark Jato deliver a cake for the cob of Cleveland, Ohio as pharmacy workers. She well as grandsons, Aaron and Garvis were on the and Alex Jacob; brother, way to the senior citizens Don and Rita Chamblee; center to visit and eat sister, Bobbie Smith; sislunch. Then they were ter-in-law, Nelda Diehl. going to the lake where Wayne had many friends Wanda and Frank Harris, and kin who attended the and Billy and Vivian Page visitation and funeral. were camped out. They I cannot ever rememchose a beautiful day for ber when we did not know all the outside visiting. the Chamblee family. *** Don and I began our eduAndy Quattlebaum cation in the first grade was laid to rest at the age together and graduated of 79. Although Andy from Huntington High was born in Louisiana he School. Their sister, spent most of his life in Bobbie, was two years Huntington, was retired ahead of us and Wayne from Brookshire Broth- of course, was a little bit ers here, served in the older. I could not help United States Army, and but, think watching folks was a member of World- come and go during viswide Church of God. April SSAUiting time, how many of His survivors are- his April - SSAU April - SSAU us never have time to see wife of 56 years, Joy and talk with longtime Quattlebaum; children friends. True enough and spouses Andrea and those of us alive relish Joe Kimbro of Hous- our time together but
the deceased has missed all our good intentions. Getting together simply is a reunion. Just a few of those I have known forever were Cletus and Gladys Russell, and their daughter, Janice Brooks, Tina Randolph, and her parents, Clayton and Helen Duren, Lola Shofner Hanchey, E.B. Berry, Bob and Carol Pinner, Elaine Nerren, Jack Green, Dorothy Pinner Oates, Malcolm Arnold, Roy Gene and Oretha Chamblee, Mildred Forrest, Marjorie Clark, Dwight Arnold, Pete White, Jesse and Betty Nerren Forrest, Dwight and Kathleen Walker, Sharon Berry and her son, Jase, Ronald Riggins, Jesse and Jerene Walker, Sammie Kirkland, Ronald Sheffield and Billy Gerald Clark. *** Kathleen Walker was telling me that Dwight’s aunt, Laverne Trinkle Tucker of Houston, had spent the weekend with them. *** While we were out and about we saw Caroly Roudes Robinson, and Butch and Shirley Kervin of Huntington, and Mike and Arlene Perez of Lufkin. *** Nell, Lorrie and Wendell Addington enjoyed going to Dayton to visit Billie Phelps who had to leave her home in Lufkin to be near her children. *** Jim Hodge had a pacemaker installed in Houston and is in Parkwood Place Healthcare Center to recuperate. Sheila Scogin contributes this weekly column about Huntington-area residents.
*** Happy Birthday: Sid Medford, Jim Riggs, Lynda Alpenfels, Susie Shands, Jeff Harkness, Jean Jayroe, Patrick Haney, Calley Parish, Edna Watson, Janice Davis, Janice Karns, Bill Ricks, Romy Polk, Cecilia Florunoy. *** The Cloistered Dominican Nuns of The Monastery of Infant Jesus were in need of a generator to run their infirmary. Neva and Don Brown donated the big generator, according to Ronnie Robinson. Neva had Precision Industries who had government contracts and when she retired she had the generator. The Benefit Chicken Spaghetti Dinner and Raffle was made possible by friends from St. Andrew parish: Tim Allen, Linda Anderson, Rosemary Geraci, Amy Haney, Glenda Hawkins, Elaine and Ron Jackson, Laura LaMonica, Susan and Dale Leeper, Gail Nichols, Brenda Penick, Joyce Pezdirtz, Connie Reeves, Bobbi and Ronnie Robinson, Mary and Doug Russell. From St. Patrick parish: Jaybird Benefield, Elvia, Sofia and Olivia Garza, Luis and Edna Garza, Luis Garza Jr., Liz Kelly, Peggy Krull, Eddie Kupec, Gloria Masters, Juan Masters, Bobby Nichols, Karen Patton, Bryan Pool, Jose Angel Torres. Others helping were: Ann Erdmann, Lynn Chipman, Constance Engelking, Wade Alexander, Karen Comier, Gloria Masters, Janice Doss, Joe Black, Jim Havard, Wayne Atwood, Bill Swearingen, Carlene Modisette, Charlene Cortines, Lynn Chipman, Lynn Montes, Paul Mayberry Tom Selman, Eddie Kupec, Knights of Columbus, Boy Scouts,
Laura LaMonica, Shirlene Hill, Liz Kelly, Mari Busket, Home School Girls from Longview, Bob Rhodes, Joe Black, Jim Havard, Hernandez Teens and Garza Girls, Lucille Anderson, Nancy Conway, Carolyn Hutson, Steve Jackson, Suzie Honeywell, Harriet Buschman, Barbara Taylor, Giny Carlin, Ann Mentz, Jonathan Carlin, Norma Hernandez, Belinda Brown, Kelly Shelton, Suzanne Crawford,Theresa McKewen, Elvia Esteves-Garza and Daughters, Matt Rowley. Charlotte Partin was the one over the dinner. She reported that over $11,000 was made at the dinner. They ran out of food about 5:50 p.m. and served 500 people. It takes places like Lufkin to come to the aid of those that are in need of help. God bless the nuns. There were two that passed away last year and Gipson Funeral Home did the arrangements. Sister Mary Agnes will be buried in the Monastery Cemetery by Gipson’s this week. She had been at the Monastery since 1955. Special thanks go to: Kurth Elementary, Brookshire Brothers, Grandough Baking Co., Taco Casa, Chicken Express, Lufkin First United Methodist Church, Whataburger, Chick-Fil-A, Sam’s Club, William George Co., Lufkin Daily News, HEB Food Stores, The Saint Andrew’s Ladies Guild, Burger King, Family Dollar Stores and Gipson Funeral Home. Dianne Gibson went to high school in Houston with one of the nuns. Her name in high school was Helen Molesworth. Contact Janice Ann Rowe at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Services for Louise McKinney, 84, of Tyler (formerly of Burke), were held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, April 14, 2013 in the Gipson Funeral Home Chapel. Interment followed in the Garden of Memories Memorial Park. Mrs. McKinney was born August 21, 1928 in Burke, Texas. She passed away Wednesday, April 10, 2013 in Tyler. Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Suzanne and Dewayne Norris of Tyler; grandchildren, Rodney and Tiffany Norris of Tyler and Christy and Michael Kennedy of Bullard; great-grandchildren, Lexi and Taylor Norris of Tyler, Addison Kennedy of Bullard, Amanda Kennedy of Dallas and Aaron and Austin Kennedy of Bullard; sister-in-law, Ruth Tidwell of Burke; and nephew, Leon Tidwell of Burke. Services were placed in the trust of Gipson Funeral Home
Charles ‘Wayne’ Chamblee
Services for Charles “Wayne” Chamblee, 75, of Lufkin, were held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, April 15, 2013 in the Gipson Funeral Home Chapel. Interment followed in the Rocky Springs/Old Center Cemetery. Mr. Chamblee was born July 1, 1937 in Huntington, Texas, the son of the late Finice (Nerren) and James Wesley “Wes” Chamblee. He
passed away Friday, April 12, 2013 in a Huntington nursing facility. Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Marlene Chamblee of Lufkin; daughter and son-in-law, Marleisha and Mark Jacob of Cleveland, Ohio; two grandsons; and several other relatives and close friends. Services were placed in the trust of Gipson Funeral Home
Funeral services for Earl Carrell, 78, of Hudson, formerly of Huntington, will be held Thursday, April 18, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. in the Carroway Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Bryan Lipscomb officiating. Interment will follow in the Huntington Cemetery. Mr. Carrell was born August 23, 1934 in Angelina County, Texas, and died Monday, April 15, 2013 in a local hospital. He was a lifetime resident of Angelina County and retired from Texas Foundries following 47 years of employment. Survivors include his daughter and son-in-law, Donna Lynn and David Milam of Hudson; son and daughter-in-law, Phillip Earl and Dovie Carrell of Nacogdoches; five grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Carroway Funeral Home, Lufkin, directors.
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‘Religious Freedom’ amendment proposed for state constitution It’s been another busy but productive week at your State Capitol. This week our office had the pleasure of meeting with several groups from back in the District, the opportunity to strengthen religious freedom in our great state, and the privilege of passing our first bill through the House.
Thursday was an important day on the Floor for our office, as we were able to get our first bill passed in the House. HB 869, regarding marriage by proxy, was approved by the House and will now head to the Senate for a vote. In its present form, marriage by proxy invites fraud and abuse. There are numerous documented cases, including in our District, in which individuals have fraudulently acquired a marriage by proxy without the other person’s knowledge, enabling them to receive survivor entitlement benefits. Our bill will put a stop to folks scamming the system, while still allowing the full benefits of marriage by proxy for the brave members of our armed forces.
With the growing need for prayer and freedom of religion in our state, I was proud to coauthor HJR 110, which calls for specific language in our Texas Constitution to protect religious liberty and stop the increased attacks on the values of our great state. A “religious freedom” amendment to our state’s constitution provides the best guarantee of lasting protection for the citizens of Texas and our religious liberties from an overreaching legislature, government bureaucracy or court system.
I went before the House Committee on Culture, Recreation and Tourism this week to lay out HCR 41, declaring Jewett the Sculpture Capitol of Texas. The Leon County Art Trail program, sponsored by the Jewett Economic Development Corporation, matches sculptures with local business owners who display the works outside their establishments for the
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public to enjoy. This is a worthwhile and meritorious program, and the City of Jewett is extremely deserving of this honor.
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We had the privilege of welcoming to the Capitol over 50 realtors from our District on Tuesday, and I was honored to be able to recognize and announce them in the House Gallery. I had a great time visiting with them, and could not ask to represent a better group of folks. We also had visits from a group of college nutrition students from our District, and some of our hard-working employees from the State Supported Living Center in Lufkin. I was also fortunate enough to be able to attend the Houston County Fair and Livestock Show, which gets bigger and better every year. The young people who participated in this year’s event represented their schools, their community and our District in an exceptional manner.
Our District Director, Linda Parker, is continuing to make her stops across the District. She will be at the Leon County Courthouse from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on April 17. On April 24, she’ll head to the Houston County Courthouse from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., and will finish the day at the Trinity County Courthouse from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. As always, my staff and I are available during the week at (512) 4630508 or (936) 634-2762.
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24. Arizona city 25. Auction call 28. Poet ____ Angelou 30. *George W. Bush is the ______ son of George H.W. Bush 35. Keats’ works, e.g. 37. Magnifying glass 39. Eastwood’s _____ Harry 40. Hippocrates’ promise 41. Monument to Buddha 43. Steam engine fuel 44. Of them 46. Prayer leader in mosque 47. Upper hand 48. “The Green ______” 50. Any thing 52. Ever, to a poet 53. Chapter 11 issue 55. Cranberry habitat 57. *Site of first shot of Civil
War 60. New Hebrides 64. Something unusual, perhaps worthy of collecting 65. Exclamation of surprise 67. Back of mandible 68. Comprehend 69. Waste of time, in text lingo 70. Sheep-like 71. Not working 72. Clinton ___ Rodham 73. Dog-_____ book
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7. “___ the fields we go” 8. List of candidates 9. *FDR was only president elected to more than two 10. Dwarf buffalo 11. *Father of American Education, Horace ____ 12. Layer 15. Like risqué entertainment 20. Stretched circles 22. “It’s no ___!” 24. Free from slavery 25. *Lincoln’s assassin 26. *Known for potatoes, it achieved statehood in 1890 27. Block 29. Supposed giant Himalayan 31. Vegas cube 32. Wear away 33. “All the world’s a _____” 34. *Tippecanoe’s running mate 36. Leg bone 38. Quarrel or argument 42. Single-cell protozoan 45. Grass valued for hay for cattle 49. Driver’s aid 51. *Non-interference doctrine creator, 1823 54. *1954 Board of Education opponent 56. Tropical fruit 57. Voiceless consonant 58. Europe/Asia mountain divide 59. ____ en scene 60. *15th Amendment subject 61. Gulf V.I.P. 62. Ditty 63. CPO in auto industry 64. Computer-generated imagery, acr. 66. Garden cultivator
Reality TV can make you ‘happy, happy, happy’ Isn’t it funny how we have become a world obsessed with Reality Television? It is no wonder that it has become so popular. People enjoy watching other people. There have been shows about it for decades. Remember Darrin Stephen’s eavesdropping neighbor, Gladys Kravitz, across the street in “Bewitched” back in the 1960’s? The Dick Van Dyke Show in the 60’s and “The Brady Bunch” in the 70’s also covered the controversial subject. Even Jerry Seinfeld was challenged by an eavesdropping reporter in one of his 2007 episodes. Eavesdropping is a covert relative to spying, and regardless of the simulation it is a far reach from today’s “reality” programming. While watching Reality TV one might get the sensation of having a “fly on the wall” view of the action, but rest assured that the people being watched are fully aware of the invasion. How about “Survivor (the first season)” and “Big Brother”? These were some of the first shows to hit the airways at the beginning of the explosion of Reality television in the late 1990’s/early 2000’s. Although unique in many ways, reality TV ancestry automated when visionary Alan Funt’s TV series “Candid Camera” aired in 1948. The genre has lain relatively dormant until this
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past decade when it truly blossomed. Reality Television can contain shows about people who are famous, those who are unknown to the masses, or a mixture of the two. Producers have realized that everyday people can be just as marketable as stars and Reality TV thrives on that fact. We have endured shows that challenge our limits and frighten our phobias like “Fear Factor.” We have been entertained by shows that press the creative boundaries of raw talent to its stressing point like “American Idol”, “You’ve Got Talent”, “Dancing with the Stars”, “So You Think You Can Dance”, and “The Voice.” We have learned about the lifestyles of boar hunters, moonshiners, rattlesnake round uppers, gold diggers, and duck call moguls with shows like “American Hoggers”, “Moonshiners”, “Rattlesnake Republic”, “Gold Rush”, and “Duck Dynasty.” Reality TV has shown us the most personal and intricate details of people’s lives such as personal choices, lifestyle changes, and personal relationship issues. Although this has served the multitudes as entertainment, I am not so sure that it has been a positive
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outcome for all of the subjects. Hulk Hogan and his wife divorced just after season one of “Hogan Knows Best” in 2005. Remember “Jon & Kate Plus 8?” Sadly in 2009, Kate and Jon ended up in a bitter divorce and custody battle for their eight children. How about the Kardashians? They seem to thrive on personal wipeouts. The only recent reality star that has escaped so far is Honey BooBoo, who is really too young for us to know how her life will be effected. There are the naysayers who believe that reality TV is the worst thing that has ever happened to programming. I might argue with their point in that I can think of a lot worse things airing today. However, the squabble about reality shows exploiting dysfunctional behavior and zapping the intelligence from our brains is debatable. I am more concerned on how these type shows directly affect their subjects. Time has shown that people who are not strangers to the media still have a rough ride when involved with a reality television show. It stands to reason that common people will suffer more because they are definitely not used to the fame that a television show creates and everything that comes with that. The show is meant to expose their life from within.
Before they realize, their life has been changed by the reality of more money, body and face makeovers, being on display for strangers, book offers, movie offers, being recognized by people wherever they go, and more. This proves to be highly disruptive to many people. Some weather it better than others. I always hope that they will survive the show and have some semblance of their life return post-reality show. From the front of the television, I have to say my dull evening times have been filled with amazing music, dance movements, and Cajun frog leg recipes. The probability of me ever accomplishing anything of the like are next to nil. I guess that is why these shows and the people in them are so entertaining. I enjoy watching other people attempt what I know I will not. It comes right to my home every evening through the cable in the form of reality TV. The only despairing factor is to decide which show to watch. And as Phil from Duck Dynasty would say, that makes me “happy, happy, happy.” Dortha Jackson grew up in the Diboll/Lufkin area and has recently returned with her husband, Steve, and their dog, Bear. She spent the last thirty years as a music teacher and church musician in Laredo, TX.
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We must set our sights on the Kingdom Mike and I have been going into the prison for fifteen years now, and I have found something that is surprisingly true. Some people in prison are more free than some of those walking around on the outside. Have you ever known someone like that? Sometimes the prison that we live in is established by our spouse because they are either controlling or jealous. I have known many young women who have met and fallen in love with a man, and that man would try to cut them off from their family and their friends. If you come across someone that tries to do
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Jan Allbritton that to you, RUN!!!! Now to be fair to the guys, women can be controlling also. They can try to manipulate by tears or words or whatever works for them. Whereas, men may try to intimidate by sheer size or rage. Now, my question is this: Do those who try to manipulate or control realize that it is kin to witchcraft? I would hope that if
they realize that, they would try to change their ways. Relationships should be based on respect and dignity, and communication of course. The problem with marriages today is that we all fail to talk, really talk, to our spouse. The man needs to really listen to the woman, and the woman really needs to listen to the man. We don’t need to put each other down or try to embarrass each other in front of others. If we really worked on our marriages with respect and dignity, we might see a major improvement. Now if you want to know
what is appropriate or not appropriate in any situation, then we need to do the litmus test on it. Would Jesus do that? If Jesus would not do that, or you would not do it in front of Jesus, don’t do it!!! If we have sin, secret sin, and we think that our kids don’t know about it, we are wrong. They may not realize exactly what we are doing, but the enemy does! The enemy now has a legal right to attack our family if we have engaged in sin. If we don’t want our children to become even bigger targets for Satan and his minions, we need to live as pure a life as possible.
To live the best life possible, we need to walk in the light of God’s Truth. How do we do that? We need to get into His Word. We need to study His Word and take it to heart. We need to shake off the lies of the enemy that have been trying to destroy us, and get a Kingdom mindset. By that, I mean that we need to realize that we are the righteousness of Christ, and that no weapon formed against us shall prosper. We simply must set our sights on the things of Heaven. When we are in the lions’ den and it seems that we may be devoured by the problems we have TEACHER cont’d p. 6
Let your words be hopeful, encouraging, comforting
“Stop all your dirty talk. Say the right thing at the right time and help others by what you say.” Ephesians 4:29.
Kids say the darn-dest things. My children were lucky that I saw their innocence as they described me with words like big and humongous added with a comparison of me to an elephant. Needless to say, it was time to make some changes. The past 2 weeks, I have been eating healthier and exercising. After only a short time, I’ve already noticed more energy (which is something I totally need), and I’m feeling better about myself. One of my friends is a huge health nut. I have joined forces with her, and I’m pushing myself to keep
First Apostolic 158 FM 2108, Burke 936-829-2700
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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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up with her as much as possible. I guess you could say she’s kind of like my coach. She finds the exercises and then holds me accountable. The other day, she had us doing 100 of these things called burpes, and oh my gosh do they hurt! I was drenched in sweat and breath-
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
ing like a freight train ready to hurt her. Just when I was about to quit, I heard, “Come on, Tina! You can do this!” She was pushing me. I went on with a few more, but my focus became how nice it would feel to be sprawled out on the floor. She must have read my mind, because she had a plan. “We’ll do five and then walk around in a circle for a second. Then we’ll do five more.” She could have easily finished hers, but she helped me with encouraging words and trying to make it easier for me to finish. Her words were perfect at the right moment. There have been many days that I’ve been down, confused, angry, annoyed, or heartbroken about different things. I have a few friends who I can count on to lift me up and
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
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New Center Prospect 534 New Prospect Cemetery Rd., Pollok 936-853-3468
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
O’Quinn 7433 N. US Hwy 69, Pollok 936-853-2319 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
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Salem Missionary Baptist 965 Ralph Nerren Rd., Huntington 936-876-3211
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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
try to make me smile. I can count on my mom whose words are reassuring and always supported by a prayer. It’s easy to get caught up in the gossip, bashing others or their ideas, or complaining about things not going how you think that they should. In any moment, let your words be hopeful and encouraging. God wants us to comfort one another. *** Next week, there will be a fundraiser luncheon to raise money for our youth and YUMYs to go to church camp. Please come join us for food and fun. *** Can you make a joyful noise? The First United Methodist Choir is looking for you! Join them for prac-
St. Paul’s United 1505 S. John Redditt, Lufkin 936-634-7810
Lufkin First Church of the Nazarene 1604 S. Medford, Lufkin 936-634-9443
tice on Wednesdays at 6 p.m. in the sanctuary. They perform each Sunday at 11 a.m.. Come and join the fun. *** 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!
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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 St. Thomas Spirit and Truth Ministries 803 S. Temple, Diboll
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30 Years Ago: Burke water tank installed One Year Ago
A Department of Public Safety weigh station is nearing completion near the Angelina County line on Highway 59 South of Neches River Bridge. Temple-Inland’s building products operation in Diboll contributes $500 each to the Lufkin Kiwanis Club and to the Cinco de Mayo Benefit Festival. Diboll FFA Livestock Judging Team places seventh at the Area IX Career Development Events Contest at Sam Houston State University and will advance to the state competition. Team members include Cheyenne Swor, Sarah Smith, John Eddins and Tyler Reynolds. Diboll City Council approves 10-hour, 4-day work week. City departments affected by the new schedule include administration, municipal court, water, sewer, code enforcement, park maintenance, civic center and golf course maintenance. The DHS Lady Jacks track/field team finish second at the District 18-3A track meet held in Center. Diboll’s first place finishers include Reagan Hurley (400 m), Zariah Vinson (discus), Bridget Chandler (pole vault) and Tanika Bray (100 m).
Five Years Ago
Diboll High School’s golf team wins District 20-3A title with Wes McClain taking overall individual title. Team members include Eddie Es-
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Thirty Years Ago This Week
Burke Water Corporation’s new 120-foot elevated storage tank is installed at its location north of Garden of Memories Cemetery. Workmen with Universal Tank, Inc. of Indianapolis, Indiana fabricated the 31-foot diameter sphere in two sections at ground level. The upper half of the tank is shown as it is hoisted by workmen from Head and Guild Equipment Company of Nederland, who used a milliondollar hydraulic crane to set the tank in place. When completed in August, the $146,000, 150,000 gallon tank will be painted a light green to blend with the surrounding area.
A Public Service of The History Center teves, Stephen Hopkins, Steven Brown and Brett Nash. T.L.L. Temple Memorial Library prepares for 45th anniversary (April 25, 1964). Mrs. Gertie Mae Lawrence was the first librarian. Newly elected officers of the Anthony Smith Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution are Polly Young, Regent; Patsy McGill, Treasurer; Frances Peavy, Parliamentarian; Virginia Welch, Vice-Parliamentarian; Natalie Crowson, Recording Secretary; Dorothy Owen, Chaplain; and LaNell Johnson-Marsellos, Registrar. Diboll High School Lumberjacks named to the 18-3A All-District Soccer Team are Juan Robles and Guadalupe Alonso. Texas Forestry Museum present early East Texas sawmill towns and camps exhibit. Retired Forester John Courtney is the guide.
Ten Years Ago
The offices of Congressman Jim Turner (D-Crockett) and U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-Texas) announce the Angelina County Sheriff Department will received $105,837 grant from the Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Program.
Diboll’s tax rebate check drops 22%- receives check in the amount of $33,748. Lufkin and Hudson also saw decreased in their sales tax rebate checks. Diboll city council takes bids on 9 Diboll Police Department computers for auction. Winner in the T.L.L. Temple Memorial Library Poster Contest are Kirby Havard and Sarah Smith (6-10 division); Aracely Prieto (1114 division); and grand prize winner Daniel Guerrero. Space Shuttle exhibit opens in Angelina College Library. The Angelina County Master Gardeners have new website at http://www.golufkin.com/mastergardeners/.
Twenty Years Ago
Diboll High School varsity baseball team members include Modesto Mendoza, Jimmy Nash, Daniel Blanton, Robert Garcia, Eugene Sandoval, Mike Suarez, Rodney Cheshire, Scott Milligan, Allen Farley, Omar Flores, Brad Hampton and Orlando Ordaz. Angelina County Farmers Market named best in state by the Texas Certified Farmers Market Association. Angelina College has
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put plans into motion for advanced registration by telephone. Congressman Charles Wilson announce $10 million in federal highway funds is to be released to Brazos Transit Authority to upgrade the bus system in Angelina County and to create a rural transit network in East Texas that will link Angelina , Shelby, San Augustine and Sabine counties . Diboll High School FFA Horticulture classes host annual plant sale. Project co-
ordinators are Stacy Smith, Christi Albritton and Shelia Wright.
Thirty Years Ago
Diboll High School sports star Kevin Hurley signs letter of intent to Stephen F. Austin State University on a basketball scholarship. Doug Loafman, former Diboll assistant coach and now at Livingston ISD, is hired by the City of Diboll to administer the summer youth baseball program and the
youth recreation program. Diboll High School girls capture District 18-3A golf title. Team members include Robin Squyres, Tina Wolf, Carla Havard, Brenda Ruby, Andra Willmon and Coach Jerry Gartman. Lufkin Industries lays off 90 employees due to decline in business. Burke Water Corporation’s new elevated storage tank is installed at its location north of Garden of Memories Cemetery.
TEACHER Cont’d here on Earth, we need to look at Jesus and keep on having faith in Him. That is so easy to say and so hard to do. Once, we were goingthrough a really hard time, and those lions that surrounded us were people who said that they were Christians. Their actions did not say that , and they really, really hurt us. However, I finally came to a place where I could pray for God to heal them and bless them. I did not get there overnight, but I finally got there. People can really hurt us so deeply
that we think it will never heal or never get better. IF we will come to God and tell Him that we think that it won’t ever heal, but we are willing to let Him take it from us, then He can come in and turn this horrible, horrible thing into something that is healed and beautiful. I have a friend whose little girl was molested by someone that should have been protecting her. The heartache is unbelievable because it messed up the family dynamics for many, many people in that family.
They are grieving not only the terrible pain of a girl whose innocence was stolen, but the loss of relationships. So much pain! So much hurt! However, this family is doing their best to give it all to God. They are still hurting and still trying to forgive, and God is carrying them through. Are they there yet? No, but God is carrying them though. Friends, things have happened in our lives where we could have held onto the pain and hated and cursed those that hurt
our loved ones, but we decided to let God have it. God is a just judge, and He will deal with those who have hurt us. Who knows? Those who hurt our loved ones may well have been hurt by someone else, and so on. Once we allow the Ultimate Healer into the situation, then we can know true healing and forgiveness. Not just for us, but for others also. Jan Allbritton is a Diboll resident who teaches at St. Cyprian’s Episcopal School.
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NOTICE TO BIDDERS FOR THE INTENTION OF THE CITY OF NACOGDOCHES TO LET CONTRACT FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL PROJECT TxDOT CSJ 0911-08-040 FEDERAL AID PROJECT NO. STP 1102(126) SRS Sealed bids addressed to the City of Nacogdoches, 202 East Pilar Street, Nacogdoches, TX 75961, will be received until 2:00 pm May 2, 2013, for furnishing all labor, supplies and supervision necessary for construction in accordance with plans and specifications for the following: Construction of a 5430 linear feet of sidewalk improvements including handicapped ramps and appurtenances BIDS will be opened on the same day and publicly read aloud at 2:00 P.M. in City Council Room #119, 202 E. Pilar, City Hall, City of Nacogdoches, Texas. No faxed bids will be accepted. P L A N S AND SPECIFICATIONS may be examined without charge at the City of Nacogdoches, City Hall. Contract documents including bid proposal forms, plan sheets, and s p e c i fi c a ti o n s for the Project may be viewed and downloaded free of charge (with the option to purchase hard copies) at www.civcastusa.com on or after April 11th, 2013. Printed copies of the Contract Documents may also be viewed at the Engineer’s office. Please submit questions for this project 72 hours prior to bid opening through w w w. c i v c a s tusa.com in the Q&A portal or to Alan Draper, P.E. at adraper@ ksaeng.com. Addenda issued will be posted on the www.civcastusa.com. A certified check, cashier’s check, or a bid bond in an amount not less than five percent (5%) of the total
bid shall accompany each bid as a guaranty that, if awarded the contract, the bidder will promptly enter into contract with the City of Nacodoches and furnish bonds on the forms provided. A Pre-Bid Conference will be conducted on April 25th at 2:00 P.M. PreBid Conference will be held at City Council Room #119, 202 E. Pilar, City Hall, City of Nacogdoches, Texas. This meeting is not mandatory. Successful Bidder will be required to furnish a Performance Bond and a Payment Bond, as required by Article 5160,
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THE STATE OF TEXAS TO: Joseph DeLeon, Respondent in the cause described in this citation, GREETING: You are commanded to appear before the Angelina County Court at Law No. 2 in the Angelina County Courthouse in Lufkin, Angelina County, Texas, at or before 10:00 a.m. on the first Monday after the expiration of forty-two (42) days from the date of issuance of this citation, being at or before 10:00 a.m. on Monday, the 20th day of May, 2013, then and there to answer the petition of Applicants, Gregory L. Longino, Steven Westbrook, Michael, Westbrook Allie Westbrook and Emily Westbrook in cause number 7993, styled In the Estate of Robert Paul Westbrook Deceased. The Application to Determine Heirship, filed on February 28, 2013, discloses that the nature of the suit is as follows: To determine the heirs of Robert Paul Westbrook, who died intestate, and the heirs’ percentage interest in this estate. As is more fully shown by the Application to Determine Heirship on file in this matter. If this citation is not served within 90 days after the date of its issuance, it shall be returned unserved. The officer executing this writ shall promptly serve the same according to requirements of law, and the mandates hereof, and make due return as the law directs. ISSUED AND GIVEN UNDER MY HAND AND SEAL OF THIS COURT on this the 5th day of April, 2013, at
Lufkin, Angelina County, Texas J O A N N C H A S TA I N , CLERK OF THE C O U N T Y COURT OF ANGELINA COUNTY, TEXAS
THE STATE OF TEXAS
CITATION BY PUBLICATION TO THE UNKNOWN HEIRS OF SONYA JANELL WALL, DECEASED BE IT KNOWN THAT in Cause no. 074-13-PR, in the County Court at Law of Angelina County, Texas. RICHARD B. WALL and KENDALL W. ELLEDGE filed in the County Court at Law No. 2 of Angelina County, Texas, on the 2nd day of April 2013, an application for the determination of the heir ship of the said SONYA JANELL WALL, Deceased. Said application will be heard and acted on by said Court at 10:00 a.m. on the first Monday next after the expiration of forty-two (42) days from and after the date of issuance of this citation, the same being the 20th day of May, 2013, at the County Courthouse in Lufkin, Texas. All persons interested in said estate are hereby cited to appear before said Honorable Court at said above mentioned time and place by filing a written answer contesting such application should they desire to do so. GIVEN UNDER MY HAND AND THE SEAL OF SAID COURT at office in Lufkin, Texas, this the 2nd day of April 2013. J O A N N CHASTAIN Clerk of the County Court Angelina County, Texas
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Notice is hereby given that original Letters Testamentary for the EsFOR RENT
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tate of Linwood Johnson, Deceased, were issued on April 5, 2013, in Cause No . 008- 13PR, pending in the County Court at Law No. TWO, Angelina County, Texas, to : Trance Crain Fenner. All persons having claims against this Estate which is currently being administered are required to present them to the undersigned within the time and in the manner prescribed by law. c/o: Melissa L. Hannah Attorney at Law 204 E. Lufkin Ave. L u f k i n , Texas 75901 DATED the 15th day of April, 2013 Melissa Hannah Attorney for Trance Crain Fenner State Bar No.: 24035530 204 E. Lufkin Ave. L u f k i n , Texas 7 5 9 0 1 Telephone : (936) 632-6350 Facsimile : (936) 632-6355
Trance Crain Fenner State Bar No.: 24035530 204 E. Lufkin Ave. L u f k i n , Texas 7 5 9 0 1 Telephone : (936) 632-6350 Facsimile : (936) 632-6355
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H. KILLAM, Deceased, were issued on November 9, 2012 in Cause No. 0201-12-PR, pending in the County Court at Law of Angelina County, Texas, to BONNIE B. KILLAM. The post office address to which claims should be submitted is as follows: BONNIE B. KILLAM, c/o Samuel D. Griffin, Jr., Attorney at Law, 211 E. Shepherd Ave., Suite 102 P.O. Box 150607, Lufkin, TX 75915-0607. All persons having claims against the Estate, which is currently being administered, are hereby notified to present them to the person at the address shown above within the time and in the manner prescribed by law. DATED the 9th day of November, 2012, (Signed:) SAMUEL D. GRIFFIN, JR., Attorney at Law, 211 E. Shepherd Ave., Suite 102, P.O. Box 150607, Lufkin, Texas 75915-
0607, Phone 936-634-7624, Fax No. 936634-7612, Attorney for Independent Executrix.
tate which is currently being administered are hereby notified to present them to the person at the address shown above within the time and in the manner prescribed by law. DATED the 5th day of April, 2013. SAMUEL D. GRIFFIN, JR. Attorney at Law 211 E. Shepherd Ave, Suite 102 P.O. Box 150607 Lufkin, Texas 75915-0607 Phone 936634-7624 Fax. No. 936-634-7612 Email: sdgriffin@consolidated. Net www.facebook.com/ GriffinLawOffices
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Notice is hereby given that original Letters Testamentary for the Estate of Callie Marie Pugh , Deceased , were issued on April 12, 2013 , in Cause No . 058- 13PR, pending in the County Court at Law No . TWO, Angelina County , Texas, to: Edward Oldham. All persons having claims against this Estate which is currently being administered are required to present them to the undersigned within the time and in the manner prescribed by law. c/o: Melissa L. Hannah Attorney at Law 204 E. Lufkin Ave. L u f k i n , Texas 75901 DATED the 15th day of April, 2013 Melissa Hannah Attorney for FOR RENT
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Notice is hereby given that original Letters Testamentary for the Estate of Harold Curtis Pugh, Deceased, were issued on April 12, 2013, in Cause No . 03413-PR, pending in the County Court at Law No. TWO, Angelina County, Texas, to: Edward Oldham. All persons having claims against this Estate which is currently being administered are required to present them to the undersigned within the time and in the manner prescribed by law. c/o: Melissa L. Hannah Attorney at Law 204 E. Lufkin Ave. L u f k i n , Texas 75901 DATED the 15th day of April, 2013 Melissa Hannah Attorney for Trance Crain Fenner State Bar No.: 24035530 204 E. Lufkin Ave. STATEWIDE CLASSIFIEDS
Notice is hereby given that original Letters Testamentary for the Estate of Joyce A. Allen, Deceased, were issued on December 21, 2012, in Cause No. 180-12-PR, pending in the County Court at Law No. ONE, Angelina County, Texas, to: Malcom Allen. All persons having claims against this Estate which is currently being administered are required to present them to the undersigned within the time and in the manner prescribed by law. c/o: Malcom Allen 502 Jefferson Avenue Lufkin, Texas 75904 D A T E D the 11th day of March, 2013 John “Johnny” Weismuller, Jr. Attorney for Malcom Allen State Bar No.: 21110300 P.O. Box 153941 Lufkin, Texas 75915-3941 Telephone: 936-637-6705 Facsimile: 936-632-6705
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Notice is hereby given that original letter of independent administration for the Estate of DANNY RAY MAYDEN, Deceased, were issued on April 5, 2013 in Cause No. 049-13-PR pending in the County Court at Law of Angelina County, Texas, to MICHELLE LEE MAYDEN BRYAN. The post office address to which claims should be submitted is as follows: MICHELLE LEE MAYDEN BRYAN c/o Samuel D. Griffin, Jr. Attorney at Law 311 E. Shepherd Ave, Suite 102 P.O. Box 150607 Lufkin, TX 75915-0607 All persons having claims against the Es-
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Jack athletes perform well at district meet After a strong field event performance, the Lumberjacks were tied with the Carthage Bulldogs for the overall team lead. The Jacks would not be able to hold on to the share of the lead, but would provide strong performances throughout the meet and send nine Lumberjacks competing in 10 of the 17 events to the Area Meet in Palestine on Thursday, April 18. A list of the athletes and the events they will be competing in are below. Juan Rangel -- 2nd Place Discus De’Marcus Hubert -- 3rd Place Discus; 4th Place Shot Jake Stifle -- 3rd Place Long Jump; 3rd Place 100m Dash; 4th Place 4X100m Relay; 4th Place 4x200m Relay Sammy Scott -- 3rd Place High Jump; 2nd Place Long Jump Brandon Mitchell -- 2nd Place High Jump Weston Conner -- 2nd Place Pole Vault Carlos Teal -- 2nd Place 100m Dash; 4th Place 4X100m Relay; 4th Place 4x200m Relay Carlos Lewis -- 4th Place 4X100m Relay; 4th Place 4x200m Relay; 4th Place 200m Dash Hector Lopez -- 4th Place 800m Run; 3rd Place 1600m Run Several Lady Jacks turned in season’s best performances. The highlights include 10 girls qualifying to the area meet in nine events. Nika Bray – 3rd 200m; 3rd 4x100m Relay Kyla Cunningham – 3rd 4x100m Relay Shayla Hubbard – 3rd 4x100m Relay Brandion Taylor – 3rd 4x100m Relay Reagan Hurley -- 3rd 400m run Paige James – 1st Shot Put Zariah Vinson – 3rd Shot Put; 1st Discus Lexxus Hamilton -- 2nd High Jump; 4th Long Jump KeUndra Bray – 4th Triple Jump Madison Neyland – 3rd Pole Vault
Photos by Richard Nelson GREEN Cont’d
Jacks split with Hudson, Center
Above, Diboll’s Christian “Speedy” Palacio starts out the game at Hudson with a single. The Lumberjacks scored 2 runs in the top of the first, but fell 5-4, despite a lateinning comeback.
Right, Jay Lowe is about to get a high five from Coach Edd Trotter after hitting a threerun homer after Center intentionally walked Eric DeJesus with two outs. Diboll won the game 8-3.
Courtesy photos by Robin Lowe
the second pick of the third round. “I was down in the basement (watching the draft) and my teammates came down and dog-piled me (after she was chosen). It felt really good; they always supported me – even at my lowest points. So, it was great to share that moment with them,” Green said. Green will suit up with Baylor University star Brittney Griner, the No. 1 pick in the draft. “It is a great opportunity. She’s a really good player and has proven herself to the nation,” Green said of Griner. “I think I can contribute as well. Talking to (my Penn State coach) I think I will fit in great in (Phoenix’s) offense. We play a fast-transition offense.” Green, who will participate in Penn State graduation ceremonies in May and officially graduate in August, had some advice for those playing now. “Any Lady Jack or Lumberjack, your dreams can come true if you put the effort in,” she said. “Sometimes you can’t see how far you can go, but if you set high standards for yourself it can happen. It might not come in the first two minutes, but it might come when you least expect it. “And, surround yourself
Sports CALENDAR Friday, April 19 Baseball DHS at Huntington, 7 p.m. Softball DHS vs. Carthage, 6 p.m. Friday, April 26 Baseball DHS vs. Diboll, 7 p.m.
with supportive people,” she added. Greene quietly became one of the best centers in Penn State’s storied history as she became the first player record 1,000 points, 900 rebounds and 200 blocks. Greene became the 35th 1,000-point scorer in school history with her nine-point performance at Minnesota on Jan. 24. She broke the school record for games started and consecutive games started having jumped for the tip in all 131 games of her career. Greene finished her career ranked second in blocked shots (215), fourth in rebounds (994) and 30th in points scored (1,132).
A native of Diboll, Greene garnered All-Big Ten third-team accolades after averaging 9.2 points and 8.5 rebounds. She also registered 39 blocks in her senior campaign. Greene finished fifth in the Big Ten in rebounding, seventh in field goal percentage (.485), 10th in blocked shots (1.2), second in offensive rebounds (3.7) and 11th in defensive rebounds (4.8). Greene earned Big Ten Player of the Week honors for the week ending Jan. 22 for a double-double performance of 23 points and 14 rebounds to go along with two blocks in the Jan. 17 victory over Wisconsin.
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Published on Apr 18, 2013