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Enjoy comedian/ magician Julian Franklin at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 20, at your library. This free event is for ages 2-12. Make plans to join c in the fun and don’t forget to bring a friend! *** Scrapbookers have been asking for a day to crop at the library! That day has finally arrived. Join us from 2 to 9 p.m. Friday, June 21, for this free crop. Feel free to bring your own snacks and drinks. Donations to the library for the use of the room are welcome but not required. Space is limited so call today to reserve a spot at 936-829-5497; ask for Nelda. *** Teens, tweens, and adults! Join us for Archaeology with George Avery at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 25, at your library. Avery, lab firector of SFA’s Anthropology and Archaeology Laboratory, will talk about archaeology and share some of his finds. This free event is for ages 10-adults. Come hear what you can find “Beneath the Surface”! ***
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Lunch is served ... breakfast, too With summer here, it’s time to think about keeping children healthy while school is out. Diboll ISD provides free meals to children during the summer. This summer, meals are served Monday through Friday through Aug. 2 at H.G. Temple Elementary School, 1303 Lumberjack Drive, with breakfast being served from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. and lunch served from 11 a.m. until noon. They will not serve July 4. To get their day started there are offerings such as are breakfast pizza and breakfast tacos, and lunch faire could be anywhere from chicken nuggets to fajitas. There are no income re-
quirements or registration. Any child 18 and under may participate. For more information, contact Kerri Sanford at 936-829-6262. The program is serving between 200 and 250 meals a day, including those being delivered to the Boys & Girls Club and the Diboll Housing Authority. Each year, the U.S. Department of Agriculture partners with local organizations like Diboll ISD to provide free meals to children when school is out for the summer. For more information about the national Summer Food Service Program, visit http://www.fns. usda.gov/cnd/summer.
Children in the Diboll school district say “cheese ... nachos” as they enjoy lunch Wednesday at H.G. Temple Elementary School.
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I’m a pickin’
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Freed By Christ
We try to build a lot of things during our lives. We build things for our house, loved ones, ourselves and others. We also try to build healthy relationships and families. But by ourselves, in our own strength, we cannot do it. God’s word says in Psalm 127:1, “Unless the Lord builds the house (home, family), they labor in vain who build it…” Jesus Christ wants you to have healthy relationships in your home as well as in the world. But the only way that can happen from your side is to let Jesus Christ become your Savior and Lord. Then you can have the love, forgiveness, compassion and all the rest you need to experience wonderful relationships. We can’t control what others do but we can make sure we are doing what Jesus wants us to do. Please know you are always welcome to come and worship with us on Sundays or Wednesday nights. We have groups for all ages. -- Bro. Kenny Hibbs, First Baptist Church
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The Burke Pickers entertain a crowd Friday evening, June 14, during the Diboll Civic Club’s first Music in the Park at the Old Orchard Park pavilion. See Page 8 for more photos.
Keeler Grant allows Diboll ‘Cornbread’ interviews to be digitized
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Every family knows stories that were told by grandparents or great-grandparents and passed down from one generation to another. But wouldn’t it be wonderful to hear those stories in the actual voices of those who originally told them? Thanks to a project undertaken by the staff at The History Center and funds from the Thomas T. Keeler Grant Program, administered by the Diboll Booster Club, people all over the world will soon be able to hear the voices of some past
Dibollians. Emily Hyatt, History Center archivist, and Patsy Colbert, assistant archivist, recently explained how a portion of this year’s Keeler Grant would make this possible. The History Center received $7,910 as partial funding for the Digitized
Media Project. “The Historical Society began interviewing people during the 1970s and 1980s and eventually used the material to compile and publish ‘The Cornbread Whistle,’” Hyatt said. “However, those recorded interviews are on cassette tapes, a medium which is now pretty much obsolete. We knew that we had to convert them to a format that was more modern and sustainable.” The guidelines published by the Keeler Program indicate that for organizations to be selected for grants, they should “demonstrate a misSee KEELER, P. 8
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Emily Hyatt, History Center archivist, poses with about 250 hours of cassette tapes that will be digitized thanks to a grant from the Thomas T. Keeler Grant Program. The tapes are recordings of past Dibollians.
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Simms retires, but takes gift to the Round Table After 42 years, James Simms has retired from First Bank & Trust East Texas. It was coincidental with the bank’s 60th anniversary. James and his wife Katty (or Kathy to some of us) planned their retirements within days of each other. Kathy retired from working at DEMCO for 36 years. The day of James’ retirement party at the bank was dampened by the fact that Kathy was being transferred to a Houston hospital during the time of his retirement party. She was emphatic about James being at the party. He was there being cordial to friends, but his heart was with Kathy in the ambulance. The good news is she is now back home and doing much better and the two are planning how to adjust to not having to get up and go to work. *** Knowing how John Ralph loves “old stuff” James brought him some interesting papers he found while cleaning out his office. One correspondence contained facts about Diboll in the early 1950s when approximately 900 people were employed by the principal industries of Southern Pine Lumber, Temple White Handle Factory, Temple Associates and TSE. At that time Diboll had 11 grocery stores; five filling stations; five barber shops; eight restaurants; a theater, a hotel and eight churches. There were 700 occupied residences and a school enrollment of 758 pupils. These facts were presented in hope of getting a bank charter for Diboll State Bank with a proposed capital of $65,000. Diboll State Bank opened its doors in June 1953. Sixty years later it is still in existence and one of few locally owned banks. Today it has assets in excess of $800 million; one more reason for Diboll to be
proud! *** Dick and Linda Miller had a house full of guests during the Father’s Day weekend including his son-in-law, Gary Monteau and his wife Terri from Hallsville. Gary is an early riser. Saturday morning he left the Millers to get donuts and stopped by the Round Table for coffee. He declined an invitation to eat scrambled eggs, biscuits and bacon saying he needed to take the donuts back to the Miller household. In a few minutes he came back saying no one was up so he left the donuts there and came back and ate breakfast with us. He kept us entertained with “Dick Miller” stories and his own adventures of living and working in the rice fields around Winnie. We knew a lot of the same people including the Martels from Nome and Sharon (Tilly) Vanover. The Monteaus’ grandchildren, Mason and Reese, and son Mike from Lumberton were also staying at the Millers. *** My sincere thanks to two ladies who faithfully read this column and shared that when they came into the store: Evelyn Stephens from Diboll bought fly strips and Christie Kendrick from Wakefield bought some of our wonderful lye soap. ***
It doesn’t seem possible but my niece, Marty Scarborough, has been teaching at Corrigan Camden ISD for almost 30 years. For an end-of-the year school party she came in and bought several of our gourmet food items that were served to guests. As a result several teachers have come in to buy some of the items including Kathy McDuffie, wife of our City Manager Dennis McDuffie, who also teaches in Corrigan. *** Longtime friends Katherine Flanagan and Bobbie Patrick from Corrigan enjoyed visiting at the Round Table. They were leaving the next day to attend the high school graduation of Bobbie’s granddaughter in the state of Washington. Before the graduation, they had plans to spend some time in Canada and visit Lake Louise and later travel around Colorado, Wyoming and Montana. *** Ben Smith, the middle son of Aaron and Jennifer Smith, received 14 Achievement Awards after completing second grade in Diboll. His favorite award was a medal for Robotics. His team built a circus ride called “The Shaker.” He said, “It goes around and shakes at the bottom.” Sounds impressive! Ben and his brother Ethan were excited about attending an Astros baseball game. *** Leslie (Chandler) and Ricky Stubblefield are proud grandparents of Carson Lee Stubblefield, who was born May 25, weighing 6 pounds 2 ounces and 18 1/2 inches long. His parents are Josh and Maigan and they live in Longview. Leslie was also celebrating her 30th year with Temple-Inland. May 24, 30
years ago was graduation day from DHS for Leslie and Andrea; my how time flies!! *** Teresa and Frank Farrow are great-grandparents again. Abbie Marie Powell was born June 6 and weighed 8 pounds and 9 ounces. Her big brother is Trevor Lane and her parents are Clay and Amber Powell. *** Ray Fenley Sr. is offering free fun classes in Spanish for children ages 9 – 11. On Monday, Wednesday and Friday beginning June 4, 45-minute lessons will begin at 10 a.m. at the Temple Memorial Library. Class size is limited so call 936-526-0062 for more information. *** Gloria Parker of H&R Block brought by a “tie”quilt by for us to see that she made from dozens of ties that members of the American Legion Auxiliary donated. The quilt will be given away to some lucky person on July 25. The proceeds from the “Helping Our Veterans Tie Quilt Raffle” will go to worthy causes involving the American Legion’s programs such as Bluebonnet Girls, Veterans Affairs & Rehabilitation and Disaster Relief. Gloria is an expert seamstress and has made other tie quilts and more than 300 hospital gowns for veterans made from old shirts. You can find more information about this organization at facebook.com/ALA113LufkinTX. *** 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 sandra@poulands. com or 936-829-4040.
Teens, tweens, adults invited to archaeology presentation Summer Reading is in full swing with lots of fun events and drawings. We have more winners in our Teen and Adult drawings. Congratulations to Perla Romero and Fernanda Montoya winners of $10 Wal-Mart gift cards in the Teen drawings. Congratulations also to Marisa Salazar and Charlotte Thornhill winners of $10 Sonic gift cards in the Adult drawings. Keep reading and turning in those slips. *** Rocks & Minerals with Ann James of Jasper, Texas on Tuesday, June 11, was a real learning experience for the 23 in attendance. James talked about the different types of rock formations: Igneous – formed when molten magma cools; Sedimentary; and Metamorphic – formed when two rocks come together to make a new rock. She also talked about how to identify rocks by their mineral composition and how to make a rock identifying kit. James built a special black box so participants could see how the minerals in rock fluoresce using an ultra violet light. Everyone was given a piece of petrified wood to take home and a drawing was held for two T-shirts courtesy of James. Thank you Mrs. James for being a part of our Teen Summer Reading Club! *** Tangled Threads was cool and cozy on Tuesday June 11, with six in attendance. As they worked on their needle projects they discussed how to read a crochet pattern and shared patterns with each other. Tangled Threads is the second Tuesday of each month from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Come join the fun! *** Snake Encounters with Daryl Sprout was a real
News from... T.L.L. Temple Memorial Library scream on Thursday, June 13. This snake handler used humor to show his many different snakes and to talk about safety around this slithering creature. Screams of 113 kids and adults were heard throughout the library as he presented each snake. Those that were brave enough were allowed to touch and see what a snake feels like and even some who were not brave. What do you call a snake with legs? A black & white Tegu from Argentina, that is also in the snake family. Everyone had fun and, we hope to have him back again in the future! *** Enjoy comedian/magician Julian Franklin at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 20, at your library. This free event is for ages 2-12. Make plans to join in the fun and don’t forget to bring a friend! *** Scrapbookers have been asking for a day to crop at the library! That day has finally arrived. Join us from 2 to 9 p.m. Friday, June 21, for this free crop. Feel free to bring your own snacks and drinks. Donations to the library for the use of the room are welcome but not required. Space is limited so call today to reserve a spot at 936-829-5497; ask for Nelda. *** Teens, tweens, and adults! Join us for Archaeology with George Avery at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 25, at your library. Avery, lab firector of SFA’s Anthropology and Archaeology Laboratory, will talk about archaeology and share some of his finds. This free
event is for ages 10-adults. Come hear what you can find “Beneath the Surface”! *** Lufkin Zoo will be at your library Thursday, June 27, with animals to show and tell about their habitat. This free event is for ages 2-12. Make plans to join in the fun and keep reading. *** Give a helping hand while you enjoy fun for the whole family at Movie Day at the Library at 6 p.m. Friday, June 28. Our theme for the summer is hunger, so we are asking you to bring one dessert mix (cookie mix, cake mix, frosting, pudding mix, jello, etc) per family for admission to be donated to Diboll Christian Outreach. 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. Children under 12 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. *** New Large Print Books: “Wishing Willows,” by Katie Ganshert – A 3-year old son, a struggling Café, and fading memories are all Robin Price has left of her late husband. As the proud owner of Willow Tree Café in small town peaks, Iowa, she pours her heart into every muffin she bakes and espresso she pulls, thank-
A potato salad ... sweet! I have been hearing a lot about potato salad made with sweet potatoes….haven’t tried it yet, but here is a recipe that sounds interesting and simple. It is billed as a delicious change from regular potato salad.
Sweet Potato Salad
2 lbs. sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed 1 cup mayonnaise ½ cup packed brown sugar 1 cup chopped walnuts ½ cup raisins Place potatoes into a large saucepan and fill with enough water to cover. Bring to boil, cook for about 8 minutes
Judicious & Delicious With Judge Esther Barger or until tender Drain and cool slightly. In a large bowl, stir together the mayonnaise and brown sugar. Stir in
Below, Daryl Sprout shows the more than 100 young summer readers a Tegu, which is a black and white snake with legs. Below, the readers check out another big snake. ful for the sense of purpose and community the work provides. So when developer Ian McKay shows up in Peaks with plans to build condos where her café and a vital town ministry are located, she isn’t about to let go without a fight. With polarized opinions forming all over town, business becomes unavoidably personal and Robin and Ian must decide whether to cling to the familiar or surrender their plans to the God of Second Chances. *** Library closing: The library will be closed on Thursday, July 4, to celebrate Inde-
pendence Day. Summer library hours: Monday through Friday, 9
a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Have a great week!
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the sweet potatoes, walnuts and raisins until even coated. Chill for at least 1 hour before serving.
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Cody Goehring graduates Harvard Law Glen and Kathy Grigsby Goehring attended their son, Cody Goehring’s, Harvard Law School Graduation on May, 30 in Cambridge, Mass. Also traveling with Kathy and Glen wer their daughter Kirby and Cody’s grandmother, Jo Ann Handley. They were in Boston for five days to attend the graduation and see the beautiful city. The graduation ceremony was held in front of the historical Harvard library in an elegant setting. After the ceremony, the family enjoyed listening to the keynote speaker, which happened to be Oprah Winfrey. Cody is a 2004 graduate of Lufkin High School and received his undergraduate degree from the University of Texas. Cody has accepted a job as assistant public defender at the Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy starting in August. *** Geneva and Harold Newsom have enjoyed daughter Susan Brown and her two daughters from Palm City, Fla., for two weeks. They spent time in Kingwood with Karen Hughey and while here in Lufkin, Debbie Newsom Brown took off work and was there to help entertain the two nieces. Two weeks ended in a hurry. *** Carolyn and Stanley New had Hilary and Jason Howard’s three children while they were in London celebrating their 10th anniversary. Cora and Wesley Howard went to Art Camp for the week at the Museum of East Texas in the afternoons, and Carolyn and granddaughter Helen were free to “play”. Hilary was in town a couple of those days and was there on Friday for
their reception at Art Camp. *** Eugene Tapia from Dixon Furniture has been working on Ernest’s recliner that was under warranty. He is a salesman by day at Dixon’s and a Central Volunteer Fire Fighter by night. We appreciate all of these firefighters that keep us safe. *** Joy and Charles Fredrick have moved into a one-story home in Colorado Springs, Colo., after Joy’s back surgery. The fires are causing smoke in Colorado Springs but they are safe so far. Last time, they had to evacuate their home when the fires were so bad in the area. *** I needed creative ideas so I went to Grizzly’s. Granddaughter Isabelle Herde is graduating from New Canaan High School in Connecticut and will be a freshman at Wellesley College where her sister Hannah is a senior. The college has class colors and Isabelle’s class of 2017’s color is green. When Hannah graduated from high school, Nancy made her a money tree with folded bills tied to bare branches of the tree like Billie Cardwell had made for Nancy years before. At that time, Isabelle was folding money and said “Just give me
the money!!!!” So that is what I went into Grizzly’s to tell them to get creative. Well, Darlene Crawford and Sharon Adams came up with a multi colored green wreath with the money folded and hidden in the wreath plus I added two rolls of quarters for laundry at school. Raniece Isenberg took pictures. I hope that Isabelle likes what we are bringing. *** Happy Birthday: Stacey Willmann, Ken Reeves, Dyan Arnold, Lee Friesen, Joy Fredrick, Martha Carswell, Amy Corley, Lynn Pavlic, Nina Powell, Sally Hanks, Mary Taylor, Estelle Durham, Hazel Jones, Taylor Winston, David Lawson, Eloise Richardson, Mary Jo Gorden, Lynette Monk. *** Happy Anniversary: Barbara and Dan Carter. *** The National Flag Day Celebration was on June 14 at the Atrium at City Hall. Paul Parker, Lufkin City Manager, gave the opening remarks. Ricky Gay played “Taps” which was very moving. At 6 p.m. on the dot, Sgt. Jennifer Shoats led the Pledge of Allegiance. Attending and sitting near me were: Ed Sheeler, Paul and Lee Mayberry (former city councilman), Rose Boyd, former city councilwoman, present council members Sarah Murray, Robert Shankle and Victor Travis. Others were: Patricia Harkness, Linda and Jerry McGaughey. The VFW Post 1836 donated flags for all of the attendees and the ladies of the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 113 served Blue Bell ice cream cups and cookies. Sponsors
were: Main Street Lufkin, City of Lufkin, Lufkin Daily News, Blue Bell Creameries, Lufkin Coca-Cola and Brookshire Brothers. Paula Metzinger did the decorating and was in red, white and blue. Barbara Thompson, Main Street Director, had on green. She said that she would do better next year. Thanks to the Lufkin Fire Department Honor Guard for their posting of the colors. The North Lufkin Children’s Choir, under the direction of Carol Pierre, sang several patriotic songs. Several members of the Anthony Smith Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution that were dressed in their colonial dresses were: Linda Ellis, Taffy Herridge, and Michelle Deaton. Other DAR members were: Lois Chambers and husband Bob, Olivia Deaton, Martha and Ray Carswell, Marie and David Cochran. *** Downtown was crowded on Saturday. The shops have switched and the Pink Leopard Boutique, now owned by Kaylee Sullivan and her mother Brenda Sullivan, has taken the place of the closed Garden Gate Gift Shop. Twisted Sisters moved across the street into the Main Event building and is owned by Robin Herbst and Pam Jones. Morgan Due Boutique and Photo is where Blythe Spirit was. I am going to have to find where the Alverson sisters have moved. *** Let me hear about your vacations. Contact Janice Ann Rowe at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visiting with old friends and wondering about the mail
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from our post office and it reached Mt. Juliet, Tenn., in two days. My Free Press subscription ran out and after it was started again, I’ve managed to get one paper in a month. And the kicker on that one is that it took six days for the paper to get here from Diboll. That is simply beyond aggravating! Margie Green called to wonder where my column was for the paper and I told her just to be glad she had a paper, with or without a column. But finally, when I got my copy, I was thankful the column was where it always is. The good thing about a fax machine is the news goes directly to the office. If we still had to depend on the mail to hand it off in Diboll, Richard could probably throw in the towel. I remember how a Monday holiday could throw a kink in our mail when I first started writing in 1980. Finally, I decided
to pick up the late Birdie Russell’s column, and, the late Verniece Grippin’s column, and, along with mine, I drove over to Diboll with them. Karen Redd Hopson took her mother-in-law the late Juanita Hopson’s article for her. *** McMullen Memorial Library received a memorial for Earl Carrell from Kathy Poland and her sister Linda Syler. The library is open daily and Saturdays at special times with lots of great summer programs. Debra Bashaw was the librarian Friday when I turned books in and she said her mom, Fern Nerren, is happy because she has a new cat. I know now where Debra gets her love for cats. Animals bring lots of happy moments for many folks. *** I have been thankful for good eating places close by this week. We were at Dean’s for lunch when Tim Scogin, Kimberly, Amber and Tristan Childers spent some time with us. The kids were only too happy to eat a Sonic supper. Another day
Funeral services for Verna Mae Bell, 84, of Lufkin, were held Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. at Denman Avenue Baptist Church with Pastor Jeff Moats officiating. Interment followed in the Garden of Memories Memorial Park. Mrs. Bell was born January 26, 1929 in Angelina County, Texas to the late Lola (Fancher) and Grover Vinson. She died Sunday, June 16, 2013 in a Houston hospital. Mrs. Bell had been a legal secretary for the Sumner and Williams Law Office. She was also a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Mrs. Bell was a longtime member of Denman Avenue Baptist Church. She enjoyed working in her yard, growing flowers, and serving at her church. She had resided in Angelina County all her life. Survivors include her husband, J.L. Bell of Lufkin; daughters and sons-in-law, Nancy and Nick Trout of Lufkin, Wanda and Charles McCall of Tomball; grandchildren and their spouses, Travis, Jr., and Donica Jones of Oklahoma, Christopher and Lindy Jones of Dallas, Nicole and Craig Miller of Port Neches, and George and Robin Trout of Houston; great grandchildren, Jaycie Vincent, Chloe Jones, Jackson Jones, Ethan Conner, Caden Miller, Nicholas Miller and Cole Miller; sister, Lois Hutson of Lufkin; as well as several nieces, nephews and other relatives. Mrs. Bell was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Austin Vinson; parents-inlaw, Conner and Elizabeth Bell; and brotherin-law, Robert Hutson. Pallbearers will be Roston McDuffie, Travis Jones, Sr., Jerry Blackman, George Trout, Ronnie Lusk and Craig Miller. Memorial contributions may be made to the Denman Avenue Baptist Church Youth Ministries, 1807 E. Denman Ave., Lufkin, Texas 75901. The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Tuesday evening at the funeral home. Memories and condolences may be added at www.carrowayfuneralhome.com.
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Vivian (Smith) Warner
Graveside services for Vivian (Smith) Warner, 99, were held Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. in the Garden of Memories Memorial Park with Rev. Cindy Doran officiating. Vivian was born September 3, 1913 in Diboll, Angelina County, and died June 16, 2013. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, a retired school teacher and volunteer in the genealogy room of the Kurth Memorial Library. Survivors include her son and daughterin-law, Pate and Barbara Warner of Lebanon, Kentucky; granddaughter, Kathleen Warner Eskridge and husband, Matthew Eskridge of Richmond, Kentucky; brother and sisterin-law, Joe and Emma Lee Smith of Diboll, Texas; three nieces and two nephews. Services have been placed in the trust of Gipson Funeral Home
Merrill O. Mobraten
Memorial services for Merrill O. Mobraten, 92, of Huntington, will be held Tuesday, June 25, 2013, at 2:00 p.m. in the Carroway Funeral Home Chapel in Huntington. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Carroway Funeral Home. Mr. Mobraten was born February 19, 1921 in Ambrose, North Dakota. He died Monday, June 17, 2013, in a Lufkin hospital. Mr. Mobraten had resided in Huntington since 2004, and was a former longtime resident of Lakewood, California. Survivors include his daughters and sonsin-law, Nancy and Richard Shoppe, Gayle and James Oliver, all of Pollok; son, Greg Mobraten of Huntington; four grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; as well as numerous other relatives and friends. Carroway Funeral Home, Huntington, directors
Beamon’s brother, Wesley, was here from Arlington and he did not want me to cook so he and Beamon got fish at Dean’s. *** Frank and Nancy Bridges were here from South Carolina for a long visit. Tracy stayed busy doing special jobs for his mom, Sue Bridges, while Nancy was recuperating from a “bug” she picked up while they were in Florida at the beach. *** Hazel Morehead found me in the grocery store and
I asked about her husband, W.J. Morehead, who is one of my favorite people. Ruth Whitten looked as tired as I felt and it was still early. Ruth and John are always busy with a garden and they do so many good things to help other folks. As I was checking out Boots Morehead was leaving the store. It had been a while since I had seen him but he was looking great after having some health problems. *** Beauty shop time was changed which gave me a chance to see some not nor-
Longtime friends Billy and Shirley Bailey of Colmesneil, stopped by to visit us. I’m not sure how long it has been since they were here. They both have health problems and don’t travel much anymore. It is amazing how many miles Beamon and Billy have driven all over the United States and Canada in their lifetime, so it should not be a surprise they are not able to drive now. E.B. Berry of Huntington and Ed Davis might be the only others, besides Beamon and Billy, who are still living. They also drove at Keller in Woodville with the late Edmund Ivy, Tommy Kirkland, Duggan Atkins, David Colbert and Calvin White. *** My aggravation level has gone over the top with the mail system we have now. This week I celebrated another year and birthday cards from Lufkin and ‘Doches traveled all the way to Houston and back, which caused them to be on the road three days, which is utterly ridiculous. I mailed Randy a package
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mally there in my appointment. Wanda Tunnell was exhausted from helping every evening with Vacation Bible School and her grandchildren and daughter were with her all week, too. Jimmy and Jimmy Wayne Gandy had gotten haircuts to help them be cooler. *** Shana, Morgan and Grant DePaoli of Dallas were with Tommie and Buddy Lowery for Father’s Day. Sheila Scogin contributes this weekly column about Huntington-area residents.
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Five things that happed at the Texas Capitol Did you know that this week was National Flag Week? Flag Day is celebrated each year on June 14 and commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States, which happened on that day in 1777 by a resolution of the Second Continental Congress. I enjoy observing this holiday, and hope you do as well. Five things that happened this week at your Texas Capitol are:
Redistricting continues After holding public hearings the last two weeks around the state, on Wednesday the Senate Select Committee on Redistricting approved a set of maps outlining political boundaries for the Texas House, Texas Senate and U.S. Congress. The maps are identical to ones drawn by a federal court in San Antonio last year and used for the 2012 elections. As I write this, the Senate is expected to hear the bill on Friday, June 14. With any luck, we can come to a satisfactory resolution before the end of session.
Transportation funding added to special session
A few weeks ago I shared with you about my hope to address transportation funding during the special session. That hope became a reality on Monday when Gov. Perry added the topic to the special session ‘call.’ Things progressed quickly and by Wednesday, SJR 2 was heard in the Finance Committee. This resolution, which I authored, would ask voters to approve using part of the oil and gas severance tax for the state’s highway fund. I hope to see it pass out of committee soon and be heard in the Senate early next week; then it will move to the House. Because it’s a constitutional amendment to be approved by voters, it must pass each chamber with a two-thirds majority. If successful, you will then see it on the ballot this November. I will make sure to keep you updated.
Several pro-life bills heard in committee
In addition to transportation funding, the governor also added several pro-life bills to the special session call and they were heard in the Health and Human Services Committee on Thursday. As a proud member of the committee, I was able to hear several hours’ worth of public testimony on the
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bills, and was reminded again of how important this input is to our democratic process. SB 13 would ban termination after the 20 week mark, on the basis of medical research that says this is when an unborn baby begins to feel pain. SB 18 would add regulations to ensure women’s health protection. SB 24 would require facilities’ standards to be that of an ambulatory surgical center in case of medical emergency. Finally, SB 5 is what is referred to as an ‘omnibus’ bill, which basically incorporates all of the above into one comprehensive piece of legislation.
Criminal justice bill passes from committee to Senate floor
The last topic Gov. Perry added to the call deals with criminal justice. In June 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Miller v. Alabama that life without the possibility of parole is unconstitutional for juvenile defendants, and defined a minor as being less than 18-years-old. Because Texas had been sentencing 17-year-olds as adults, this meant the state was out of compliance with the court’s ruling. In order to comply, on Wednesday the Senate Criminal Justice Committee unanimously passed SB 23 to treat 17-year-olds as minors rather than adults, and give them the same mandatory punishments as 14 to 16-year-olds. The bill is expected to advance quickly with little resistance.
Major testing relief signed by governor
Perhaps most significantly this week, Gov. Perry signed HB 5 into law. You may remember me telling you about this bill which cuts the number of standardized tests required for students to graduate from 15 to five. In addition, it enhances career and technical education programs in schools to give students more choice in their future career path. I have consistently heard from an overwhelming number of parents, teachers and school administrators that believe our kids are being over-tested. This bill, now a law, will allow teachers more time to teach, and will allow students more time to learn. I consider it one of the most significant accomplishments of this legislative session.
FAMOUS POETS ACROSS
1. Inscribed pillar 6. Make a choice 9. *He claimed that a little learning is a dangerous thing 13. Admit 14. Hawaiian dish 15. Intro 16. Round openings in architecture 17. Reef dweller 18. What #23 Across does out of tree 19. *He hears America singing
21. What Beauty’s Beast couldn’t control 23. Found on pines 24. Do it till you drop? 25. Disreputable vagrant 28. Bulb site 30. Fall asleep 35. Eurasian mountain range 37. Jockey’s leash 39. New York’s Bloomberg, e.g. 40. Customary practice 41. Basic belief 43. Goose egg 44. Former NBA players Archibald and McMillan, e.g. 46. Ripped or separated 47. Units of work
48. Israeli money 50. Century Gothic, e.g. 52. Band performance 53. Snorkeling site 55. Black gold 57. *He urged to not go gentle into that good night 60. *She knows why the caged bird sings 64. Fertilizer made by birds 65. “Casablanca” player 67. Warms 68. Undo a bustle 69. Before now 70. Old-hat 71. Makeup, e.g. 72. Noisy talk 73. Church assembly
1. *Like time in Keats’ “Ode on a Grecian Urn” 2. Georgia ____ 3. Small ornamental case 4. Jaunty rhythms 5. *Subject of Blake’s “The Tyger” or Bishop’s “The Moose” 6. Golf’s U.S. ____ 7. *He loved a maiden named Annabel Lee 8. State of soil for supporting plant growth 9. On some planes 10. Thick liquid 11. ____ pressure 12. Emergency Medical Services 15. Cheerleader’s prop 20. Separated 22. Long, long time 24. “The Bachelorette” to “The Bachelor,” e.g. 25. *His Love is like a red, red rose 26. Husband of Bathsheba in Old Testament 27. Not glossy 29. *Kipling: “Never the twain shall ____” 31. Stupefy 32. Hearings or inspections, as of deeds or bonds 33. Do like a blacksmith 34. *He claimed that nothing gold can stay 36. Potato’s soup mate 38. Infamous Roman emperor 42. Shaped to fit into a mortise 45. Preacher’s address 49. Grazing spot 51. Skintight hose 54. Literary composition 56. Apprehensive 57. Ad jingle, e.g. 58. Chance occurrences 59. “Put a lid __ __!” 60. Crazily 61. Past participle of “lie” 62. ___ von Bismarck 63. Like a hand-me-down 64. Instinctive 66. American Gas Association
Filling the void after a great loss There are many beautiful poems that are written about nature. None of them hold a candle to the writer of the Book of Genesis as the Creation story is told. It begins, “In the beginning when God created the heavens and the earth, the earth was a formless void (RSV).” From this description, we can envision a darkness that waits to be filled as only God is capable of doing. Some people see the earth as a living thing. It is a great ball of spiritual treasure that gives life, sustenance and meaning to everything that lives on it. Genesis describes human beings as having been created from the earth itself. Life within the body is then seen as made possible by the very breath of God. As men and women, we are given the gift of a truly close relationship with our Creator that fills the void within each of us. Because of this gift, we who have felt the closeness of a familial relationship can now share that with those we
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love. If we are fortunate, we will find a spouse, children and others that can join us in what would be a formless void and give our lives true meaning and purpose. When we suffer the agony of a great loss, that void returns into our spirits and we are lost to grief. The loss of the closest people in our lives turns us out to a desolate desert. Our world is forever shaken and broken. For a time, we may even lose our closeness to God. Unfortunately, this type of grief is a certain part of every life. It is said that the loss of a child is the most difficult. I would argue that the loss of a spouse is equally intense. One psychologist decided that the grief process takes five years to come to a full circle. It begins with shock or unbelief, works its way through denial, “this cannot happen to me,” becomes anger, “what kind of God would
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do this,” surrenders into resignation, and settles into the possibility of moving on. When we suffer a great loss, we are often tempted to withdraw from our lives as we knew it. A time of re-grouping is a good idea. Some psychologists say that we should give ourselves at least a year before we make any major decisions that would require any substantial changes. If we are fortunate to have family and friends, we will be lifted up and sustained somewhat through the toughest times. I am a firm believer in trying new things. I have no doubt that for every person and every loss there is a way to survive. As a lover of nature, I always look
for the signs of hope that are all around us like special telegrams that say, “you can make it.” Every day offers special surprises. In the busy society we live in, grief can offer a time of slowing down, reevaluating our lives, looking for new beginnings and adventures no matter how small they may be. The love for the ones that we lost will always be a part of us, but the empty void of loss can be filled. It only takes a little time and a willing spirit to give our new lives a chance. 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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Let’s not become desensitized to all the horror ALife is always an adventure at our house. Monday morning I get up and look out the front window. I see Baby getting kinda close to the road. I holler at her, and she starts back, and then she stops. I then hear what she is hearing,...a dog yelling like it is dying. I get Baby to come into the house, and I go out and investigate. The puppy dog is still hollering like it is dying. I send up a short prayer because I don’t really want to see a dog maimed, but I have to respond. I find a puppy in the ditch, in water, right next to the culvert. It cannot get out because it is too steep. I reach down and pull it out. It was a beautiful six-week old Lab-mix puppy. I dried
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Jan Allbritton it off and tried to feed it. It finally laid down and slept on the porch. The puppy dog did not belong to any of the neighbors, and it was dumped out in front of my house. The puppy was blessed that I rescued it. If it had gotten on the highway, it would have been dead. I was pretty upset that someone would throw out such a beautiful puppy. It had a very sweet disposition and
would make a great pet! I ended up taking it to the Humane Society where someone will adopt it. How do I know someone will adopt it? Because I anointed that puppy and prayed a long life over it. Even though I cried when I had to leave that precious puppy, I know that my God is able. That’s how I know. Now that I have had that experience, I have become friends on Facebook with the Humane Society, and I am interested in what happens to animals. Do we have that same compassion for children that are abused and neglected? Do we feel outrage when a mom tries to drown her child in a
creek? Do we get angry when a boyfriend beats to death the small child of his girlfriend? Are we incensed about the child sex trade trafficking that is going on? Are we even aware? Are we upset over all the botched abortions and even murders of babies that are actually born alive at abortion clinics? Have we become desensitized to all of this horror going on around us? Where is our sense of justice? Where is our heart for humanity? I think that animals should be protected against abuse, but even more strongly do I feel that babies and children should be protected! What can we do? Get involved. Report abuse if you see it or if you
suspect it. Speak up. Support groups that stand against abortion and child slavery. Stand up and let your voice be counted. Pastor Andy made the statement Sunday that God raises up a man or a woman in order for Him to use them to initiate a change. Are you the one that God is raising up to bring about a change in our society? Are you the one that will help to stop abortion? Are you the one that will see that kids in your county are protected from abuse and neglect? In the movie, “Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian”, Lucy was facing the entire enemy army at the end of a TEACHER cont’d p. 6
Let God help you make the right choices in life “I am praying to you because I know you will answer, O God. “Bend down and listen as I pray.” - Psalm 17:6.
Choices … We all have them. Some choices are small ones. What do we watch on TV tonight? Should I wear the black dress or the red dress? Where do we go on vacation this year? What should we name our new dog? Some choices are harder and/or have more effects on your life. Should I apply for this job? Should we move out of state? What should we name our baby? Should we buy this house? We are all faced with questions in life and we all have to choose how to answer them. We all have to make choices. I recently had to face a hard choice in my life. I had to pick one of
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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
Sisters in Grace Tina Trout Terrell and Christie Trout Stephens
three choices. All of them were great. They all had aspects that would give me fulfillment, joy, challenges, and success. All three also had challenges, obstacles, and fear of the unknown. I had no idea what to choose or how I felt about each option. I asked for a few days to think about things before making a choice.
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
I began to pray. “Dear Lord, Please help me make the best decision. I am going to leave it all in your hands. I don’t know what to do, so God, I am relying on you.” As I have written before, I am very independent and hard headed. (This is, I am sure, a surprise to all who know me!) I know what I want, when I want it, and there is usually no question how I feel about something. I am usually not indecisive and can make decisions under pressure, but in this case, I could not. I needed direction and guidance. I had to rely on God. I had to let Him lead the way. Off and on throughout the day and evening, I prayed. I let God know I needed Him to make the choice for me. I could not make the decision for myself, and I just needed him to make it clear for me. “Lead me Lord where you want me to go.”
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
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
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
I went to bed that night and surprisingly slept. I was peaceful all night. Earlier that day, I told a friend I wasn’t going to sleep well at all because I am a worrier. However, this was not the case. I slept like a baby all night long! When I woke up, I immediately thought of, and envisioned, one of my choices. “Hmmm” – I thought to myself. Then I began to read my morning devotional. The topic was about changes, stress relief, and how change is good. All morning while getting ready, one of the choices stood out among the others. I just kept thinking about one very clearly. I could see myself there! God had given me a clear “winner”. I knew he was leading me to a choice. I took his advice too. Changes are hard for all of us – especially when we are attached to something, someone, or are fearful of
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change. Sometimes change is good for us. God is leading me in a direction and it is my job to listen and go where he tells me. Are you listening to His direction today? This past Sunday was Father’s day. Although he doesn’t like it when we do this, because he is such a private person, Tina and I would like to give a shout out to our Dad, Jimmy Trout – the best Dad a girl could ever have. He survived the two of us, and Tina and I have given him five more challenges – grandkids! He is a pretty swell Papa too! Next, we would like to say Happy Father’s Day to our husbands: Mike Terrell and Greg Stephens. We are blessed to have you in our lives. Our kids are lucky to have you both too. Thank you for being great Dads. SISTERS cont’d p. 6
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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: Ginger Lee raises $492 One Year Ago
Workers put the finishing touches on the new Diboll ISD campus, housing H.G. Temple Elementary School and H.G. Temple Intermediate School Temple-Inland Foundation contribute $5,000 grant to Diboll ISD for the Enviro-Math Camp. Descendents of Andrew Jackson Jumper/Margaret Esebell McVay meet at the old Jumper homestead for their 53rd family reunion. Reconstruction has begun on Lumberjack Drive, from Highway 59 to where the road ties into the new portion that goes to the new H.G. Temple schools. Diboll Garden Club names Carolyn Springfield’s yard at 816 Nelson Street as “Yard Beautiful” for the Fair Acres Community area of Diboll.
Five Years Ago
Diboll High School Head Coach Gary Martel is the lone finalist for Diboll schools superintendent. Dave Campbell’s Texas Football Magazine picks the Lumberjacks in the no. 22 spot in Class 3A pre-season football picks. The red-light cameras newly in operation in Diboll are an early success, boosting the city’s coffers by almost $34,000 since they were put installed in mid-March.
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Loggins Culinary, a woman-owned company is bringing a major product operation to the recent vacated Armour-Eckrich plant in Lufkin. The Congregation of St. Thomas Spirit & Truth Ministries located at 803 South Temple Drive in Diboll celebrates its 10th anniversary of its pastor, Rev. Ernest Mitchell and wife Debbie.
Ten Years Ago
The American and Forest Association awards its 2003 Forest Management Award to Temple-Inland for the company’s Conservation Forest Program. City of Diboll will soon receive $250,000 Community Development Grant from the Office of Rural Community Affairs. Sewer upgrades planned. Former Diboll High School Lumberjack head basketball coach Brent Hawkins is tapped for Diboll Junior High School’s principal post. Temple-Inland’s Stephen Raley is promoted to marketing manager, gypsum division. Kevin Hurley will take
bridge with a small dagger in her hand. Just little ole Lucy! The enemy did not think that she was much of a threat, but then Aslan came to stand beside her. Aslan, who represents Jesus, only asked for her to stand up for what was right and to face the enemy. Once she stood up, Aslan, the Lion, roared and defeated the enemy completely. You and I can be as brave as a little girl with a dagger for we are never alone when we do what God wants us to do. He is always with us, and if God is with us, who can stand against us? Jan Allbritton is a Diboll resident who teaches at St. Cyprian’s Episcopal School.
over as the boys basketball coach for Diboll High School in the upcoming 2003-204 season.
Twenty Years Ago
Newly elected officers of the Ladies Auxiliary VFW Post 8933 are Velma Abbott, president; Wanda Clark, installing officer; Lois Hurd, senior vice president; Margueriette Kessinger, chaplain; Gladys Rector, guard; Carolyn Williams, conductress; Barbara Bearden, treasurer; Mona Powers, junior vice president; Ruth Bailey, trustee; and Peggy Swor, trustee. Donovan Real Estate announces Linda HugginsMartin has joined firm as sales associate. Marge Shepherd attends the 72nd general assembly of the National Society of Daughters of the American Colonists at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C. Angelina College trustees pass resolution to establish police academy. A total of 68 players participate in the annual Mutt Barr-Lufkin Industries Golf Tournament held at Neches Pines Golf
(AND for all the material for our article!) *** Youth and YUMY Garage Sale is scheduled for June 29 from 8 a.m. to noon in the church fellowship hall. Donations are accepted now, and large donations will be accepted the week of the sale. All proceeds go toward the Youth and YUMY church camp funds and youth/children’s ministry. *** Vacation Bible School is scheduled for Saturday, July 13,
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Thirty Years Ago This Week
Summertime weather is here again, and the local swimming holes are enjoying a brisk business. Sarah Kramer and Marci Hannah are among dozens of young people enjoying the wet and wild action at the Oasis Waterwave slide and pool in Burke. Course in Diboll. First place team winners include Nick Trout, John Purvis, Andy Dill, Dale Green and Stan Ates
Thirty Years Ago
Ray Sanders, Fiber Products Operation manager for Temple-Eastex is named new president of the
from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for children in Pre-k through fifth grade. If you’d like to volunteer to help, please call the church office. ministry. The annual Back to School Bash is being planned now. This is a huge community-wide project that helps students in our district receive school supplies for the new school year. Collections of supplies are being taken now. Drop box will be located at DISD admin office. Monetary donations can be given to FUMC Diboll.
American Hardwood Association. Top money earners in the St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital Bike-A-Thon are Bobby Lee, Steven Paulsey, Gina Lee, Casie Parish and Melissa Sheridan. Gina Lee was the over-all winner with $492 raised. Temple-Eastex Building Products Division em-
Volunteers are needed! If your organization would like to help, please contact the church office as soon as possible. *** Can you make a joyful noise? The First United Methodist Choir is looking for you! Join them for practice on Wednesday evenings at 6 p.m. in the sanctuary. They perform each Sunday morning at 11 a.m. Come and join the fun. *** First Untied Methodist Church has much to offer. Youth, 6th grade
ployees receiving 20-year service pins are Cleon Murry, John Fenley, Bill Saxton, Clarence Wells, Wayne Windham, Leonard Busby and Jimmy James. Howard Walker is named to head Angelina County American Legion Post #113 as commander with Eddie McFarland as 1st vice commander.
- 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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Sealed bid proposals addressed to Mr. Dennis McDuffie, City Manager City of Diboll, City Hall, 400 Kenley Street, Diboll, Texas 75941, will be received until 2:00 p.m. on Friday, July 5, 2013 for furnishing all labor, supplies and supervision necessary for construction in accordance with plans and specifications for the: City of Diboll Bond Street Improvements Phase II The contract will include rehabilitation and reconstruction of approximately 30,200 linear feet of streets in Diboll, including full reconstruction, chip seal, overlay, road milling, drainage improvements and required appurtenances complete in place. BIDS will be opened and publicly read aloud at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, July 5, 2013, at Diboll City Hall, 400 Kenley Street, Diboll, Texas 75941. No faxed bids will be accepted. PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS may be examined without charge at Diboll City Hall. Contract documents including bid proposal forms, plan sheets, and specifications 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 June 19, 2013. Scanned plans and specifications (PDF format) are available on CD for a nonrefundable price of $25.00 from KSA Engineers, Inc. 107 West Lufkin Avenue; Suite 200, Lufkin, Texas 75904, Telephone: 936-637-6061. 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 www. civcastusa.com in the Q&A portal. Addenda issued will be posted on the www. civcastusa.com. You will be notified of addenda automatically through email if you downloaded your plans and specifications via civcastusa.com. A CERTIFIED OR CASHIER’S CHECK, or an acceptable bid bond in an amount not less than five percent (5%) of the total bid shall accompany each bid
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Sealed bid proposals addressed to Mr. Dennis McDuffie, City Manager City of Diboll, City Hall, 400 Kenley Street, Diboll, Texas 75941, will be received until 2:30 p.m. on Friday, July 5, 2013 for furnishing all labor, supplies and supervision necessary for construction in accordance with plans and specifications for the: City of Diboll Old Orchard Park Restroom
The contract will include construction of a restroom facility with a square footage of approximately 760 S.F. and appurtenances. BIDS will be opened and publicly read aloud at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, July 5, 2013, at Diboll City Hall, 400 Kenley Street, Diboll, Texas 75941. No faxed bids will be accepted. PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS may be examined without charge at Diboll City Hall. Contract documents including bid proposal forms, plan sheets, and specifications 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 June 19, 2013. Scanned plans and specifications (PDF format) are available on CD for a nonrefundable price of $25.00 from KSA Engineers, Inc. 107 West Lufkin Avenue; Suite 200, Lufkin, Texas 75904, Telephone: 936-637-6061. 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 www. civcastusa.com in the Q&A portal. Addenda issued will be posted on the www. civcastusa.com. You will be notified of addenda automatically through email if you downloaded your plans and specifications via civcastusa.com. A CERTIFIED OR CASHIER’S CHECK, or an acceptable 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 Diboll and furnish bonds on the forms provided. THE SUCCESSFUL BIDDER OR BIDDERS will be required to furnish a Performance Bond and a Payment Bond, each
in the amount of the contract, written by a responsible surety company authorized to do business in the State of Texas, and satisfactory to the Owner as required by Article 5160, V.A.T.C.S. BIDDERS ARE expected to inspect the site of the work and to inform themselves of all local conditions. Time of substantial completion shall be 120 calendar days including Saturdays, Sundays, and legal holidays. BIDDERS WILL be allowed to modify or withdraw bids prior to the scheduled closing time for receipt of bids. No bid received after the scheduled closing time for receipt of bids will be accepted or opened. No bid may be withdrawn after the scheduled closing time for receipt of bids for at least 90 calendar days. IN CASE of ambiguity or lack of clearness stating the price in the bids, the City of Diboll reserves the right to consider the most advantageous construction thereof, or to reject the bid. The City of Diboll reserves the right to reject any and all bids and to waive any informality in the bids. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY IN EMPLOYMENT: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. Bidders on this work will be required to comply with the President’s Executive Order No. 11246, as amended by Executive Order 11375, and as supplemented in Department of Labor regulations 40 CFR Part 60. The requirements for bidders and contractors under this order are explained in the specifications.
Notice to Bidders
Diboll ISD is requesting quotes for custodial supplies for the 20132014 school year. To request a packet, contact Katherina Crager, Business Manager,
Deadline: Noon Monday 936-829-3313 * email@example.com
(936) 829-6185. Quotes must be received by 11:00 am on July 16, 2013. Sealed quotes marked with “Custodial Quote 13-14” can be mailed to, PO Box 550, Diboll, TX 75941 or hand delivered at 215 North Temple, Diboll.
THE HOUSING AUTHORITY OF THE CITY OF DIBOLL, TEXASANNOUNCES PUBLIC HEARING Date: Tuesday, August 13, 2013 Time: 12:00 p.m. Place: Housing Authority Office, 702 South First Street, Diboll, TX The Housing Authority of the City of Diboll has revised its Agency Plan in compliance with the Quality Housing and Work Responsibility Act of 1998. It is available for review at the Authority’s offices located at 702 South First St., Diboll, Texas 75941. The Authority’s hours of operations are Monday through Friday, 8:00 to 4:00 p.m. In addition, a public hearing will be held Tuesday, August 13, 2013 at the Authority’s office at 12:00 p.m. Everyone is invited.
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ration of 20 days after you were served this citation and petition, a default judgment may be taken against you.” TO: NICHOLAS KENDRIC SHEPHERD FATHER OF ZY’AARON SHEPHERD You are commanded to appear by filing a written answer to the ORIGINAL PETITION FOR THE TEMINATION OF THE PARENTCHILD RELATIONSHIP AND ADOPTION OF GRANDCHILD; PETITIONER’S MOTION FOR SUBSTITUTED SERVICE BY PUBLIACTION; ORDER GRANTING MOTION FOR SUBSTITUTED SERVICE at or before 10:00 o’clock a.m. on the Monday next after the expiration of 20 days after the date of service hereof. The file number of said suit being cause number CV-01771-12-09 filed on APRIL 22, 2012 in the County Court at Law #1 of Angelina County, Texas. The style of case is: IN THE INTEREST OF: ZY’AARON SHEPHERD, A CHILD A copy of the PETITIONER’S MOTION FOR SUBSTITUTED SERVICE BY PUBLICATION; ORDER GRANTING MOTION FOR SUBSTITUTED SERVICE accompanies this citation. The officer executing this writ shall promptly serve the same according to requirement of law, the mandates hereof, and make due return as the law directs. Issue and given under my hand and seal of
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Notice to Creditors
Notice is hereby given that original Letters of Testamentary for the Estate of BURKE LAMAR BURRIS, Deceased were issued on June 10, 2013, in Docket No. 09413PR pending in the County Court at Law No. 2 of Angelina County, Texas, to: LUCRECIA MAE BURRIS. The Independent Executor hereby gives notice all claims against the Estate may be presented to her by mailing the same to the address as follows: Lucrecia Mae Burris c/o Law Offices of Jason S. Armstrong, P.L.L.C. 104 W. Lufkin Ave. Lufkin, Texas 75904 All persons having claims against this Estate, which is currently being administered, are required to present them within the time and in the manner prescribed by law. DATED the 11th day of June, 2013. JASON S. ARMSTRONG, P.L.L.C.
Notice to Creditors
Notice is hereby given that original Letters Testamentary for the Estate of Grady L. Felder, Deceased, were issued on June 12, 2013, in Cause No. 11313-PR, pending in the County Court at Law of Angelina County, Texas, to Judy Ann Landrum (the “Repre-
sentative”). All persons having claims against the estate which is currently being administered are hereby notified to present them to the Representative at the post office address shown below within the time and in the manner prescribed by law. Claims may be presented by addressing them as follows: Ms. Judy Ann Landrum c/o Borgfeld & White, P.C. P.O. Box 151556 Lufkin, Texas 75915-1556 DATED the 13th day of June, 2013. Respectfully submitted, BORGFELD & White, P.C. Lisa L. Borgfeld White State Bar No. 00797658 Walter L. Borgfeld, Jr. State Bar No. 02670000 Attorneys for Representative
Notice to Creditors
Notice is hereby given that original Letters Testamentary of the Estate of Viola Mae Lewis, Deceased, were issued on May 22, 2013, in Cause No. 083-13-PR, pending in County Court at Law No. 2, Angelina County, Texas, to: Linda Wright. 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: Gregory L. Longino 101 S. First Street Lufkin, Texas 75901 DATED the 7th day of June, 2013.
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8 * Thursday, June 20, 2013
Photos by Richard Nelson
Diboll High School athletes, like junior-to-be Clayton Bullock, left, and the group above are making their way to the weightroom this summer as part of the Iron Jack Program. The free program is run by DHS coaches from 8 to 10 a.m. through July 25.
Music in the Park Lots of music-lovers and volunteers (like Tom Farley, top, left, manning the Coca-Cola booth) en-
joyed the music of My Sweet Scarlett (above), the Burke Pickers (in photo on front page), and Chris Wells (top middle). The bands did not charge for their talents. Sarah Blount (top, right) got the event started with the National Anthem.
Photos by Hunter McLeroy GRANT Cont’d
DATELINE Cont’d Lufkin Zoo will be at your library Thursday, June 27, with animals to show and tell about their habitat. This free event is for ages 2-12. Make plans to join in the fun and keep reading.
Vacation Bible school at First Baptist Church is from 6 to 8:30 p.m. July 10-12 for ages PreK3 through sixth-grade. The church bus will run 30 minutes prior to VBS. Pickup sites are: Housing Authority parking lot and LBJ Drive at the activity center. Any questions, call Jessica Grigg at 936-2400038.
Wakefield Baptist Church, 3253 FM 357,
CLASS Cont’d Notice by Publication to Unknown Heirs
STATE OF TEXAS To Unknown Heirs of JOSEPH JOHN KWIATKOWSKI, Decedent: You have been sued. You may employ an attorney. If you or your attorney do not file a written answer with the clerk who issued this citation by 10:00 A.M. on the Monday next following the expiration of twenty days after you were served this citation and petition, a default judgment may be taken against you. The Application to Determine the Heirs of JOSEPH JOHN KWIATKOWSKI filed by BEVERLY MARIE KWIATKOWSKI, Applicant, was filed in the County Court at Law No. Two of Angelina County, Texas on June 6, 2013, to determine
between Diboll/ and Corrigan, is having its vacation Bible school from 6:30 to 9 p.m. July 21-25. Parents Night is 7 p.m. Friday, July 26. “Full Armor of God” is the theme; all ages - teens and adult classes - welcome. Nursery provided.
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 www. tops.org.
the unknown heirs (if any) that an Application for Dependent Administration and Letter of Administration was filed on March 22, 2013 in Cause Number 065-13-PR and a hearing was held on April 28, 2013 and BEVERLY MARIE KWIATKOWSKI was appointed the Administratrix of the Estate of JOSEPH JOHN KWIATKOWSKI. Decedent was born on February 4, 1931 in Wilkes
sion which seeks to enhance the educational, social, and physical qualities of life within the community in the areas of education, health, community and social services, cultural arts, and the humanities.” The grants are made in honor of Thomas and Cora Keeler and in memory of his grandfather, T.L.L. Temple, and his mother, Marquerite Temple Payne. After publication of the book detailing Diboll’s origins, History Center staff members continued to interview residents in order to further develop the oral history. Colbert referenced words that Executive Director Jonathan Gerland used in the cover letter submitted with the application: “These are the recorded spoken words of Diboll’s past generations, people who lived and worked here and who built the present we now enjoy.” Since 2008, the interviews have been recorded in digital format, but about 250 audio tape cassettes still exist. Most of those early interviewees, people like Clyde Thompson, Arthur
Barre, PA and died on January 15, 2013. The Court has authority in this suit to render an order in declaring the heirs of JOSEPH JOHN KWIATKOWSKI that will be binding on you. Issued and given under my hand and seal of the Court at Lufkin, Texas, on June 06, 2013. JoAnn Chastain, County Clerk Angelina County, Texas
and Latane Temple, and Vivian Warner, have died, but their voices can still be preserved if the tapes are converted to new formats before they wear out. Hyatt explained that converting would accomplish a three-fold purpose. “First of all would be preservation,” she said. “In digital format they will be more stable and they will be backed up on a server as well as an off-site hard drive to prevent loss or damage.” “Second, they will be more accessible to researchers and the general public,” she continued. “It’s easier to provide the material if it can be copied from the computer or emailed.” The third advantage of the conversion is the ability to place the material on the History Center website. From there it can be available to anybody in the world who has an Internet connection. Staff has already begun the process of uploading a transcript of each interview, a photo of the person being interviewed, and an audio copy of the interview. “These are the actual voices,” Hyatt
said. “The present generation can enjoy and benefit from these interviews by hearing the inflections, the pauses, the laughter—all the things that help make these people real to us today.” The tapes will be sent to a company doing the conversion within the next few weeks. That company will clean the tapes if necessary and save them in several digital formats. Hyatt hopes the conversion will be completed by fall and that all the saving and uploading can be finished within nine months to a year. Colbert indicated that it is gratifying to hear from people who have accessed the website. “We get emails and calls all the time from individuals who have discovered relatives’ interviews,” she said. Both ladies expressed their appreciation to the Booster Club and the Keeler Program for the ability to complete this project. As Gerland asked in his grant-application letter, “What greater good for present as well as future generations can we do than to preserve the recorded, spoken words of past generations?”
DIBOLL INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT:
Parents of Diboll ISD students are invited to attend a public meeting on Monday, June 24, 2013 at 6:30 PM for services provided through the federal Title I program for the 2013-2014 school year. The meeting will be held at the Diboll ISD Administration Bldg. Board room at 215 N. Temple. For more information, contact Marilyn Hankla, 936-829-3100, 215 N. Temple, Diboll, Texas 75941.
DISTRITO ESCOLAR INDEPENDIENTE DE DIBOLL (Diboll ISD):
Padres de familia de los estudiantes de Diboll ISD están invitados para asistir una junta el día Lunes, 24 de Junio, del 2013 a las 6:30 PM para dar a saber los servicios que proveerá el programa federal Titulo 1 (Title 1) durante el año escolar 2013-2014. La junta se llevará a cabo en el salón de juntas de la Administración de Diboll ISD localizado en 215 N. Temple. Para más información favor de ponerse en contacto con Marilyn Hankla, 936-829-3100, 215 N. Temple, Diboll, Texas 75941.
Published on Jun 19, 2013