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The Diboll

Free Press Keeping news on a first-name basis

2013, Issue No. 28

Dateline Diboll

Pre-K registration

Pre-K3 & Pre-K4 Registration for 20132014 school year at Diboll Primary school continues throughout the summer! Registration packets can be picked up at Diboll ISD Administration Office. Packets should be completed and returned to Diboll ISD Administration Office.


Diboll First United Methodist Church will have vacation Bible school Saturday, July 13,cfrom 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for children in Prek through fifth grade. If you’d like to volunteer to help, please call the church office.


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Diboll, Texas: Proud home of Lena Coody

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Street repairs on right path RICHARD NELSON

Diboll motorists will be thrilled to hear City Council members have called a workshop later this month to discuss what streets will get a facelift. Diboll golfers will be even more thrilled to hear reconstruction on Neches Pines golf cart paths could begin as soon as Wednesday,

July 10. Council awarded the bid for the project to Foster Paving of Lufkin during the Monday, July 11, meeting. The $92,137 project is funded through the Keeler Grant Program and could be concluded by the end of the month. Phase I was reconstruction of Lumberjack Drive and cost about $1.3 million, leaving about $1.2 million

for Phase II. However, bids came in more than $100,000 over that amount. So, council members will meet at 5:15 p.m. Monday, July 29, to discuss which streets get the makeover. The streets being considered are South First Street; Elm Street; Beech Street; Cross Street; O’Hara Street; Pine Valley Road; C Street; B Street; 3rd Street; 2nd Street; Hines Street; MLK;

OC Scott; Cypress; Lynn; Justice Clark; and Arrington. Council also tabled a decision on awarding a bid for Old Orchard Park restroom reconstruction, another project courtesy of a Keeler Grant. In other business, council members amended the alcohol policy at the Lottie and Arthur Temple Civic Center. The new policy requires facility renters to contract with

Enjoying the show

SPJST dance


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Pilot, passenger OK after emergency landing

Photo by Richard Nelson

Diboll residents as well as residents from surrounding communities enjoyed the free concert presented by Genesis, a drum and bugle corps from The Valley. Genesis was in Diboll for a little over a week, staying and practicing at Diboll High School. The band played several numbers from the various productions of “The Wizard of Oz.” The band leaders thanked the crowd at Lumberjack Stadium for its attendance. Diboll Civic Club members have discussed among themselves the chance to get the band back next year.

A pilot and a teen escaped injury when the pilot had to make an emergency landing in a field off FM 1818 near Diboll on Wednesday afternoon, July 3. The 51-year-old pilot was flying from Brazoria County to the Angelina County Airport in a single-engine plane when the plane suffered a mechanical problem. Angelina County Sheriff’s Office and Texas Department of Public Safety officers found the two after about an hour of searching the wooded area.

DPD encourages citizens to be aware of distress scam

The Diboll Police Department has received complaints about a swindle involving family members in distress or need. The perpetrators seem to know various details about their intended victims and the victim’s family. This is possibly done by gathering information through public

information searches and social media. In the cases reported to the Diboll Police Department, the perpetrator contacts the intended victim and claims to be a relative. The perpetrator tells the victim they have been arrested or detained and they need the victim to send money to

help them. Another person will then contact the victim pretending to be a bail bondsman, an attorney, or a lawenforcement official, the person then gives the victim details on how much money to send and where. In the cases reported to the Diboll Police Depart-

ment, the victims were instructed to send money by Western Union to a location in South America. After receiving the money, the perpetrator would contact the victim again and try to extort more money, by claiming more fees, fines or possible charges for the release of the family member.

This is not normally how business is conducted by law enforcement and if citizens should receive such a call, they should be suspicious. Some questions to ask would be what law-enforcement agency are they with, where are they located, and a contact phone See SCAMS, P. 8

First Bank & Trust celebrates 60 years this summer

As First Bank & Trust East Texas celebrates its 60th anniversary during 2013, bank officials look back on a history that began in 1953 in Diboll when it was a sawmill town. What started as Diboll State Bank, which opened with deposits of less than $825,000, has now evolved into First Bank & Trust East


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Diboll man dies in fiery car wreck

A Diboll man died Friday morning, July 5, as he lost control of his car and struck a tree off Pine Valley Road, just inside Ryan’s Lake Hunting Club Shortly before the wreck, the Diboll Police Department received a call from a city employee about a reckless driver in that area. After the he Buick LeSabre hit the tree it burst into flames, and Deon Lamont Lackland, 39, was killed, according to a report by David Flowers, a Department of Public Safety trooper. Diboll Volunteer Fire Department responded and put out the fire. Lackland’s body was found in the back seat, causing investigators to surmise he was trying to escape the burning vehicle.

SPJST, 30th anniversary dance, with music by Glenn Lenderman and Friends will be Friday, July 19, from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the SPJST Lodge, 197 Hughes Road, which is the old skating rink, in Fuller Springs. This is the dance that all of the members get in free, and cost for guests is $6. Please bring finger food for the food table. For more information please call 936 875-2867.

Do you know someone who wants, and will, care for you all the time no matter what the circumstances? Jesus Christ will if you will let Him. In 1 Peter 5: 6-7 it says, “Therefore, humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time, casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.” Jesus Christ knows all you are going through and struggling with in your life. You were not meant to go through life’s struggles alone. Jesus can help you with everything. No matter what you have done or what you’re mixed up in Jesus can give you a new start. He is the only one who can. Jesus loves you and wants to take care of you forever. All you have to do is accept all He has done for you through His life, death and resurrection. Jesus is new life for you. -- Bro. Kenny Hibbs, First Baptist Church

state-permitted beverage caterers, prohibiting “bringyour-own” parties. The Civic Center Board recommended the policy change to the 2005 policy that prohibited alcohol being served at events where minors were being honored. The new policy also requires a nonrefundable fee of $200 for events that serve alcohol. Civic Center Board members recommended the See COUNCIL, P. 8

936-829-4040 611 N. Temple Dr. Diboll, TX

Texas, which has more than $740 million in deposits, a service area of 18 locations spread throughout East Texas and the 18th largest Trust Department in the State of Texas. “The bank has a long history of serving the communities in which we live and work,” said President and CEO Jay Shands. “We will

continue our focus of personal customer service and contributing to the communities we serve.” The Diboll bank opened for business on June 18, 1953, with directors: Arthur Temp,le, W.D. Newsom, A. F. Perry, H.J. Shands Sr., George S. Smith, J.F. Burris, and H.W. Spencer. Shands, the grandfa-

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ther of today’s FB&T president, H.J. (Jay) Shands III, was the bank’s first president. Described in the original application for the bank’s charter, in 1953, Diboll was a community of 2,500. Southern Pine, the town’s largest employer, made lumber while Temple-White made broom handles. The town’s two oth-

er principal employers were Temple Associates, a construction firm, and the Texas South-Eastern Railroad. Diboll had eleven grocery stores, five filling stations, five barber shops, eight restaurants, one movie theater, one hotel and eight churches. There were 700 homes. See BANK, P. 8

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Thursday, July 11, 2013

Jan Wilkerson surprised at ‘Music on Square’ Jan Wilkerson’s birthday is not until July 16, but she and her husband, Burlon, decided to celebrate a little early by traveling to Brenham this past weekend to attend “Music on the Square.” Jan’s birthday this year is a major one that ends in “0.” Her children thought it needed to be a very special celebration so they decided to travel to Brenham and SURPRISE her. Burlon said she never knew what was happening and was totally surprised when all three children and their families sat down behind them in the streets of Brenham during the show. Traveling from San Antonio was daughter Krista, her husband Shaun Canfield and son, Nick. Driving from Marquez was daughter Melanie, her husband Greg Blakeslee and their 9-month-old daughter, Neely. Son Trey had already planned a short vacation to Houston with his family during the holiday weekend but made arrangements for he and Michele, Annabeth and Ryan to drive on to Brenham. They all arrived about the same time, walked in together and tapped their mother on the shoulder and saw the surprise on her face. Just think, now Jan can have another celebration on her real birthday but bet it won’t top that one. Happy ?0 birthday Jan!! My thanks to Burlon Wikerson for sharing about Jan’s birthday and by the way, he’s counting down the days to his retirement, less than 45 days! *** What a pleasant surprise to see Ulmer McMullen sitting at the round table. In the late m’50s “Coach” McMullen taught junior high eighth-grade history and government in addition to his coaching duties at DISD. I learned he was born in Nancy, a logging camp near Zavalla, and his dad worked for Angelina County Lumber Company. In the summer of 1957, he worked at Diboll’s new radio station, KSPL, with

Tommy Lanyon, DeeDee Camp, Don Wier, Murphy Martin and others. He remembers that Arthur Temple Jr. always requested to hear Pete Fountain. In the summer of 1961 he was hired by a TV station in Sherman as a “weatherman.” He said back then TV was still new and there were no qualifications to be a weatherman. He retired from working in television in 1991 and bought two radio stations in Navasota and eventually moved to College Station where he and his wife Sylvia live. Sylvia is an educational consultant and was working with DISD that day and left Coach McMullen visiting at the table with several that contributed fond memories from Diboll, including Don Wier (KSPL’s “Cat Walk”), Buddy Temple, Joe Paul Stovall, Bo Smith, John Ralph and myself. It was great to see him; he truly has not aged or gained a pound. *** Mike Lawrence stopped by from Bossier City, La., one day at closing time in hopes of “catching up” with former players on his baseball teams when he lived in Lufkin in the mid m’50s. He played for the Cubs in Little League and for the Cardinals in Pony League. He remembered playing with Bobby Ramsey, Buddy Temple, John Zeagler, David Brevell, Butch Tidwell, Joe Poland and John Ralph. *** Lucy Rector has been in a couple of times lately and shared that her mother, Pauline Graham, who is 86, has her own

garden behind her house and has corn, tomatoes, okra and has harvested potatoes and an 11-pound cabbage! She tills her own garden, mows her yard and drives wherever she wants. *** Andrew Bass and Michael MuGuire have raised some beautiful tomatoes this year and Ginger and Kenneth Capps have shared excess okra with us. Marian Abner, a frequent visitor at the RT, made the statement he would love to have some old fashioned “Okra Patties.” Andrea made that wish come true with the abundance of okra and tomatoes. It’s a good thing she made plenty because someone quit counting after Mr. Abner had eaten 12!! Oh! They were ever so good. Andrea uses Chester Treadway’s recipe from years ago when he was our feed salesman. He was known all over Angelina County for his delicious homemade pies and would usually bring us one every Monday morning. What a good cook and great guy! *** Ralph Wilson, ag teacher at Barbers Hill, stopped by to visit while his son, Rhett, was exhibiting a Braham at the State and National Braham Show that was recently held in Lufkin. This week Rhett and thousands of other FFA members are attending the State FFA Convention in Dallas where Rhett is in the running for State FFA president. Diboll FFA members attending the convention are: Chloe Presnall, Tyler Allen, Stephen Badeaux, Caleb Stuart, Sara Smith and Cheyenne Swor. *** Taking advantage of the holidays and buying fishing licenses to do a little fishing were: Philip and April Richards and Teresa and Louis Randolph. Jack and Millicent Irish came by after having a delicious ham-

burger at the airport. They were on their way to Shreveport and bought some of our gourmet peaches and also wanted to try some of Willie P. Richardson’s Catfish Bait that we now sell. Troy Russell bought peaches, hot chow chow and pickled carrots. *** If you want to help someone and feel better yourself, there are some folks in Corrigan working hard to raise money that will benefit 28-year-old Justin Grimes, great-grandson of Earlene Grimes from Beulah and grandson of Judy and Freddie Lee Grimes. Justin has been approved for a lung transplant and the money will go toward his medical expenses. On Saturday, July 13, at Brookshire Brothers in Corrigan, volunteers will be cooking and serving $7 plates of fried fish beginning at 10 a.m. At the same time, a softball tournament will be going on beginning at noon. If you would like to enter, it’s $150 per team. Contact Tiffany Reed 936-671-2191 or Susan Grimes at 512-626-7670. Donations are always accepted and there is a bank account (#1120751258) set up for Justin Grimes at Bancorp South on Brentwood in Lufkin and above all, remember him and his family in prayer. *** A brief note posted on Facebook by Rita Howard that her dad, Howard Hutto, passed away Tuesday morning and details of his service will be at Gipson’s. Please remember Rita and “Boots” in your prayers. *** Don’t forget to come see us … ’round the table. Sandra Pouland, owner of Pouland’s Real Estate, contributes this column. Stop by the Round Table or email her at or 936-829-4040.

Summer Reading Club winding down next week If you noticed the big inflatable water slides in front of the library on Friday, July 5, that was just our Summer Reading Club members enjoying their big reading incentive of the summer. About 29 kids were running and sliding as fast as they could go and 13 adults standing by to watch over them. It’s been a good summer and we are so proud of the kids that participated in our reading club. *** It was Craft Day for the teens & tweens on Tuesday, July 2. Everyone enjoyed making worry stones, the smooth rocks that you rub when you are worried. There were many different designs and everyone took several home for themselves and some to share. *** Congratulations to Gloria Purser and Fernanda Montoya – this week’s winners in the adult and teen Summer Reading Club drawings! They received $10 gift cards from Sonic and Wal-Mart. *** Just a reminder to all of the Summer Reading Club members: Awards Parties are as follows: for adult awards, July12, from 3 to 5 p.m.; for teen awards and movie, July 16, from 2 to 4:30 p.m.; and for children’s awards, July 18, at 2 p.m.

News from... T.L.L. Temple Memorial Library *** Our library is hosting Health For Life Texas -- free classes for people with diabetes -- beginning in August from 5 to 7 p.m. Sign up for a diabetes selfmanagement education class and learn how to take charge of your health. In these classes you will learn how to live a healthier life with diabetes: Find out how diabetes affects your body; make sense of your blood sugar numbers; meet others who have diabetes; have fun learning in a small group through games, activities and support conversations; and learn about diabetes through classes located in the community near your neighborhood. A trained instructor leads the class, which meets several times. Your class will be small – probably no more than 20 people. You will have plenty of time to ask questions and learn more from others in your class. To sign up, call Bobbie Stott at 409384-7614 or 409-384-5704 Ext. 5303. Be sure to mention the library since these classes are held all over East Texas. These classes

are sponsored by the Area Agency on Aging of Deep East Texas. More information will be made available closer to August. *** Enjoy fun for the whole family at Movie Day at the Library on Friday, July 26, at 6 p.m. Our theme for the summer is hunger, so we are asking you to bring one package of cornbread mix or 1 package of Kool-aid drink mix 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. *** 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!

Summer readers enjoy some fun in the sun during the library’s Incentive Party on Friday, July 5.

FEELING PAIN AT THE PUMP? ELECTRICITY IS THE REAL BARGAIN Imagine if your electric bill fluctuated as much as prices at the pump. Over the past decade gas prices have risen more than 11 percent annually, while electricity prices rose less than 4 percent. Sam Houston Electric Cooperative is not-for-profit. Our goal is to provide reliable, affordable power to our members—it’s been that way since 1939.

Cucumber salad a perfect side dish for summer meals Some friends were generous enough to bring some tomatoes and cucumbers to our house last week. Found this great recipe....a perfect side dish for summertime meals.

Cucumber, Tomato and Red Onion Salad

2 large cucumbers, halved lengthwise, seeded and sliced 1/3 cup red wine vinegar 1 TBSP. SPLENDA No

Judicious & Delicious With Judge Esther Barger Calorie Sweetener, granulated 1 tsp. salt 3 large tomatoes, seeded and coarsely chopped 2/3 cup coarsely chopped red onion 3 TBSP. olive oil salt and pepper to taste In a large bowl toss to-

gether the cucumbers, vinegar, sweetener and salt. Let stand at room temperature for an hour, stirring occasionally. Add tomatoes, onion and oil to cucumbers and toss to blend. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Send recipes or comments to Judge Esther Barger, 211 N. Temple, Diboll, TX 75941 or email to ebarger@angelina

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Caraway continues family 4-H tradition Corrine Caraway, daughter of Anita and Chris Caraway and granddaughter of JoAnn and Charles Arnold, attended the June District 5 4-H Leadership Lab and was elected president of District 5 4-H. This puts her on the State 4-H Council, and she will be going to Brownwood for training. It was 25 years ago that her Uncle Chuck Arnold was on the State 4-H Council. Anita made district council, but never state. There will be awards ceremonies later in the fall. Corrine set her goal in June 2012 to be an officer since this will be her 10th year in 4-H, and she is a senior at Lufkin High School. State 4 H Council members from Lufkin whose names are on a plaque at the County Extension Office have been: 1974-Layne Thompson; 1975-Matt Thompson; 1977Melanie Harrison; 1978- Harold Strong Jr.;1979- Monica Harrison; 1985- Gina Dennis; 1987-88- Chuck Arnold; 1989-90-Justin Renfro; 1996-97-Jeff Young; 2006-07- Lesa Teer; 2006-07- Kendall Jordan. *** Linda Poland and daughter Jeanie McCusker were dining with children Caleb and Cooper. Claire and Helen Clare Keith were at a separate table. Helen Klare belongs to David and Kelley Keith who moved here from Texarkana. Then at Logan’s, we saw Jeanie and her group with husband Caleb dining again. *** The Lufkin Dance Club is hosting a m’50s dance July 12 at the SPJST Lodge. Please bring a covered dish for the meal at 7

p.m. Dance begins at 7:30 p.m. with music by Lynda Kay and the Country Gentlemen. Cost is $5/members and $7/non-members. *** In 1979, Ray Henson and Wayne Corley were coaching the baseball all-star team with their sons Dana Henson and Stephen Corley. This year, 2013, Stephen Corley and Dana Henson are coaching their all-star sons Clayton Corley, 14, and Charlie Henson, 13. Amanda Henson took a picture at the ball park of three generations following in the same footsteps. What would be the odds of this happening again???? *** Nelda and Joe Ruby have been babysitting with 3 ½-year-old twins Lillian and Isabella and their brother Ethan ,who is 6. Their parents are Lacretia and Mike Owens of Porter. *** Christine and Jim Richardson sold their motor home to a couple that bought it sight unseen from Washington State. They came and got it and were on their way to North Carolina, Christine thought. ***

Long visit akin to being kin Brother Bud Davis, who retired recently from pasturing one of the Pentecostal churches in Lufkin, and I were in Loper’s Family Pharmacy and discussed folks we both knew. I asked if he knew Horace McCoy, who has been a Pentecostal preacher for years and is one of my first cousins. He referred to Horace as B.H., recalling several things Horace had done in his early life that I had forgotten. Always when I think of Horace and my uncles, Cletus Russell and Leslie Denman, it is to think of them being home on furlough after they were drafted when World War II began and I was about a year old. They proudly wore their uniforms and each had a picture taken holding me. Beamon says he does not understand why too many young people today do not want to wear their uniform to show their service to the United States. Anyway, Brother Davis and I talked about the late Sammie and Ruby Denman, who were my uncle and aunt, and their talented daughters, the late Arlene Denman Anderson and Verona Denman Harris. Both could play musical instruments and sang beautifully with their mother, Ruby. They sang old-time gospel music, which I am partial to. Before I left we also talked about the late Douglas Russell, who was my cousin. Brother Davis declared if we talked much longer we might end up kinfolks. You never know in East Texas. *** For years Ben and Berta Brock Love lived on past us until he passed away and now Mrs. Love has died. She was 90 years old, was a 60-year member of the Huntington Chapter of the Orde of Eastern Star (Chapter 938), where she served as Worthy Matron. She was also a longtime member of Huntington Methodist Church, was a rock hound, loved to fish and loved to crochet in her spare time. Mrs. Love is survived by her son, Memphis Crawford; granddaughter, Laura Leonard, and husband, Lawrence; great-granddaughter, Gillian Leonard; brother, Robert E. Brock, and wife, Annette; sis-


ter-in-law, Estelle Brock; and other relatives. Preceding her in death were husband, Ben Love; parents, Johnie Calhoun and Evie Brown Brock; and daughterin-law, Sylvia Crawford. *** There has probably been more mowing done in yards this year than in the past two years together. Of course, if we don’t get rain all the grass around here will begin to look terrible and the mowing will stop. Those who make a living tending to yards have really stayed busy of late. I think of folks in other places in our country and we have been blessed with just the right amount of rain. *** So many times I hear folks refer to our local Dollar General store as Bill’s Dollar Store, which was the first dollar store we had on Main Street. That old one has been gone a long time, but I met one of the ladies who worked in the old store. Her name is Sue; I cannot recall her last name, but she said she reads my column in the paper. I appreciate all my readers. It had been so long since I had seen Larry Arnold that I almost did not know him as he was coming into the grocery store. *** My sister, Christal Shaw, was in Arlington to see her son, Neal Shaw, and his family. He, Carrie, Colleen and Walker are like so many young families where one or more of the children play ball. Recently 7-year-old Walker was chosen to throw out the first ball at one of the Texas Rangers games. Walker looks much younger and when the man stepped up to catch the ball he asked Walker if he wanted to step up much closer to home plate. Walker was most likely insulted and declared REAL pitchers throw from the pitcher’s mound. The guy I’m sure was surprised to see how hard the ball was thrown by the little player. Sheila Scogin contributes this weekly column about Huntingtonarea residents.

Watercolor East Texas’s 29th annual show will be at the Cole Art Center on Main Street in Nacogdoches. All artists are welcome to enter the show, as long as their paintings are in a water medium and meet the matting and framing requirements. Paintings may be priced for sale. Awards ranging from $50 to $250 will be presented for first, second, and third place and honorable mention. Gallery, memorial, and merchandise awards will also be presented. Paintings must be hand-delivered to the Cole Art Center, 329 E. Main St. in Nacogdoches on Sunday, July 21, from 2 to 4 p.m. or on Tuesday, July 23, from 4 to 8 p.m. Nel Dorn Byrd will judge the paintings on Saturday, July 27, from noon to 2 p.m. Awards will be presented and a critique of paintings will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. The public is welcome to attend this session. From 6 to 8 p.m., there will be a public reception. The paintings judged into the show will be on display at the Cole Art Center in the Ledbetter Gallery from July 27 through August 24. For further information email Sarah Wallace *** Happy Birthday: Duncan Garner, Debbie Jackson, Marianne Bryson, Jamie Durham Burchfield, Jay Durham, Matt Davis, John Langford, Kristina George, Marijo Meredith, Margaret Huggins, Carolin Sanders, Al Meyer, Delise McIlveene, Marcy Jumper, Clark Royle, Carrie Havard, David

BANK Cont’d In 1987, Diboll State Bank acquired People’s National Bank, Lufkin, and with a name change gave Angelina County a new banking institution, First Bank & Trust East Texas. Today, First Bank & Trust operates five locations in Angelina County and has offices in Cleveland, Splendora, Porter, Nacogdoches, Jasper, Hemphill, Pineland, San Augustine, Tyler, Longview and Palestine. Shands said he is proud of the employees and their efforts to remain in touch with the communities to make an impact on the lives of others. “I am proud of our employees

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SCAMS Cont’d and their dedication to their community and the bank.” “I believe our employees see how their work affects the community,” he said, adding employees are encouraged to participate in local organizations, sharing the common goal to make East Texas a better place. Looking ahead, Shands said while technology will continue to play a larger role in everyone’s lives, the importance of personal contact cannot be forgotten. “We will continue to focus on maintaining that personal touch. Having someone you know and trust is even more important today than it was in the past.”

COUNCIL Cont’d fee because cleanup after events that serve alcohol is usually more intense. Council also heard a report from Diboll Police Chief Ricky Conner about the radio equipment located on the Temple Tower. The tower has been has been condemned and the radio

Ferguson, Tom Tatum, Carson Camp, Caleb Guzman. *** Happy Anniversary: Dorothy and Bob Gibson, Ruth and Bill Brandenburg celebrate 60 years, Dianne and Mike Gibson, Juanita and Buddy Bridges, Agnes and Fred Hutson celebrate 74 years on July 16. *** Happy belated anniversary to Virginia and Joe Mack Welch who celebrated their 56th anniversary in Hortense on the farm with cousins on July-4. *** All Senior Circle members at the Woodland Heights Medical Center were sad to see Christie Maddux move to the position of marketing director at St. Cyprian’s School. She began her career working with children, and the Lord has called her to serve them once again. They are looking for a new coordinator. Wednesday, July 10, will be her last day when they have lunch. Sheila Adams was the former marketing director at St. Cyprian’s School, and she is now at LISD over their public relations. *** We saw David Fenley, son of Theta and Elton Fenley, on America’s Got Talent. He made it to the next round in Las Vegas. *** Catch you around town.

equipment will have to be relocated before the tower is razed. The city also will purchase a new mower. Its 20-year-old mower’s transmission will cost about $10,000 to repair. The new John Deere tractor will cost about $114,000.

number; this information can be checked and verified on the Internet. After getting a verified contact number use it to contact the agency and verify they have the family member and what can be done to assist them. The Diboll Police Department would like the community to remember it is focused on forging a partnership with the community based on mutual trust, confidence, commitment, and communication to maintain and improve the quality of life and promote the safety of the citizenry.

Beware of Phone Scam

As electric bills rise because of summer temperatures, Sam Houston Electric Cooperative is warning their members of a reported a scam involving prepaid money cards. “The scammers are calling Cooperative mem-

bers and claiming to be Sam Houston Electric Cooperative employees,” Keith Stapleton, Sam Houston EC chief communications officer, said. The members reported that the caller told them that their account was delinquent and they needed to pay immediately or their electricity would be turned off that day at 5:00pm. The caller then told the members to load the money on a prepaid money card and call him back with the money card’s number. Sam Houston EC asks that any member who receives a suspicious call immediately report it to the Cooperative by calling 1-800-458-0381. “If anyone claiming to a Co-op employee calls and asks you for personal information, you can hang up and call our office directly. That way, you’ll know you’re speaking with a Co-op representative,” Stapleton said.

Community-Wide Back-to-School Bash Sponsors – Diboll Civic Club, Diboll PTSA, Diboll First United Methodist Church You are invited to join us to sponsor this event! When: Saturday, Aug. 10th from 2-4 pm or until all supplies are gone Where: Diboll Primary Gym – Behind Brookshire Brothers Goal: Community Outreach – To provide needed school supplies to our local children. What is the Back-to-School Bash? Diboll primary and elementary aged students are invited to come participate in carnival games where the prize is a school supply, although smaller children are the target, no student is turned away. The booths are worked by volunteers from local churches, organizations, and/or businesses and there is no charge to participants. Your organization is invited to participate! Participants are asked to: • Collect various school supplies (pencils, markers, crayons, paper, etc.) • Possibly donate 1 complete set of school supplies for an Drop Box Locations assigned grade level as a door prize * DISD admin office • Collect new or gently used lunchboxes and backpacks * Commercial Bank of Texas • Come work a booth in shifts the day of the event * Brookshire Brothers • Monetary donations are always helpful! * First United Methodist. * Monetary donations can be If you or your organization would like to participate, please given to FUMC. contact Christie Stephens at ; Jan Wilkerson at ; or the First United Methodist Church office at 936-829-4470. We look forward to hearing from you.

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There’s nothing like home-made Part 1: Start with a cow

The July Fourth celebration always brings a barrage of parades and flags amidst the seas of colorful red, white and blue clothing. It also brings forth the over- indulgence of good food. Most of the food is toasted, charred and burned on hot fires until someone announces that it is done. Some of it is boiled or baked. Last, but certainly not least of all, is the spread of enticing desserts. When I think of picnics and backyard barbecues, I always remember the sweet creamy flavor of home-made ice cream. For me, just plain old vanilla is best. A little milk, sugar, eggs, and vanilla stirred in a humming mixer filled with ice and ice cream salt is very hard to beat. Some say it is even better than a home-baked cobbler. Others say, just dump it on top and eat them both. I can go either way. The last time that I made such a delectable dessert was when we had our own cow. Now that is “starting from scratch.” Even getting the cow was an adventure. We had bought a small farm that had a nice big barn, but no livestock. I woke up one summer morning and decided that it was time to start building our menagerie of animals. The farm was bought mainly for the education of our children on the real things of life that make a difference in what kind of people we are. We believed that farm families were definitely pillars of their community and thus we began our adventure of “farming.” I gathered my two children into my car and invited my mother to go along. I had read about baby calves that were on sale for $10.00 each. I couldn’t believe how economical that sounded. So, off we went to buy a calf. I was taken to a pen to see the calves. They were all so cute that I couldn’t decide between them. I kept thinking, “a real live calf


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for only $10.00 a piece.” Priding myself on making such a great business beginning, I told the man that I would take five of them. He said, “Where is your truck?” I clearly didn’t have a truck. “Don’t let him stop you now,” I thought. “Well, I have a very large trunk on my car. They are such little calves. Could you put them in there?” I asked. I ignored the smirk on his face and was determined to look very sure of myself. After a few minutes of my standing fast with my money in my hand, he shook his head and said, ”well, I guess they could be tied and bagged in burlap.” “How far did you say that you lived?” “Oh, just a little way down the road,” I answered. If he thought I was going to admit that it was over twenty miles, he had another thing coming. “It might be a good idea to tie the trunk instead of closing it,” I said, as the calves little heads stuck out and looked at me in desperation. When we left the large farm gate and started our slow trek home, we became a one car parade for everyone that passed and stared. I thought, “hasn’t anyone ever seen calves in a trunk before?” Our journey was filled with sudden bumps from the back, stops to check, retying the bags, and the issuing of assuring words to our new farm animals that all would be well soon. We laughed and talked about our adventure. The kids couldn’t wait to tell their dad. I was absolutely sure that life on our farm was going to be all that I had expected it to be. I was very smug about my business dealings. We now had five calves. “What a great beginning!” I thought. More next week…. Sue Hendrick lived in Diboll for several years. Although she now resides in Lufkin, Diboll will always be her East Texas home.


The Fortiess ACROSS

1. American Mennonite 6. Woolen cap of Scottish origin 9. Mountain lake formed by glaciers 13. Buckwheat dish 14. Back then 15. It sometimes follows nausea 16. Irritate or bother 17. *Betty Grable was known for one and the other 18. Historical period 19. *1940s Bomb type

21. Dissimilar 23. Message in a bottle? 24. *Eastern group 25. Digital audiotape 28. Dry riverbed 30. Knickknack 35. Applications 37. Fusses or stirs 39. Gibson garnish 40. Actress Sorvino 41. *Japanese-Americans from this state were interned, abbr. 43. Ghana money 44. Sinbad the Sailor’s home 46. Past times 47. Aquarium organism 48. Iroquois tribe 50. Understands

52. *Month when Pearl Harbor was attcked 53. Go to and fro 55. One who plays for the University of Utah 57. *Chinese MarxistLeninist 60. *New Middle Eastern country 63. Hue perception 64. H+, e.g. 66. Be of use 68. News _____ 69. French lake 70. The third canonical hour 71. Polio vaccine developer 72. Shakespearean verb ending 73. Portfolio content

1. Also known as 2. Supernatural life force 3. Negative contraction 4. Drives away 5. Barn loft 6. Barber’s supply 7. Sensitive subject? 8. Ski bump 9. Serengeti antelope 10. Every which way 11. Usually served brown or white 12. To the ___ degree 15. *Fastening invention 20. Newton or Stern, e.g. 22. “Just kidding!” 24. Science of living organisms 25. *Disney’s unlikely flyer 26. From the East 27. To the point 29. *June 6, 1944 31. Ancient Peruvian 32. *Where Jackie played, Ebbets _____ 33. Elks’ hangout 34. *Widely considered first computer 36. Delhi dress 38. Your majesty 42. Unborn vertebrate 45. Gather on the surface, in chemistry 49. Grass bristle 51. Layers 54. Like a gymnast 56. Roof overhang, pl. 57. “Nana” author 58. Twelfth month of Jewish civil year 59. Jerk 60. Mark of a ruler 61. Listening devices 62. Bloodsucking parasites 63. *Murrow covered WWII for it 65. ___meal for breakfast 67. Tennis do-over

Lots of fireworks in Austin If you enjoy fireworks like I do then this week in Austin was a real treat. However, all the fireworks happened inside the building! This Monday marked the beginning of the second called special session of the 83rd Legislature. Special sessions can only be called by the Governor and are usually called to resolve unfinished business. This week marks the 4th special session I have served since being elected to the Senate.

Protesters galore

On Monday thousands of protesters arrived at the Capitol to show their support or opposition to SB 1, a pro-life bill. The gathering was so big that additional security was necessary and called to the Capitol from various parts of the state. The unofficial head count by the Department of Public Safety was 3,000. The protest drew attention from both national media and the Daily Show. There was chanting, singing, prayer circles, and dueling news conferences throughout the day. The protests were loud yet peaceful and those in the Capitol maintained decorum. Regardless of your position on the subject, it is awesome and inspiring to see democracy in action and citizens engage their elected officials in this process. The bill will be heard in the House of Representatives this week and will be heard in the


Senate next week.

Another chance for transportation funding

Lost in the shuffle of last week’s events was an opportunity to identify new transportation revenue for the first time in over a decade. My bill on transportation funding did not pass during the first special session due to a filibuster on another piece of legislation. However, within minutes of a second special session being called I filed SJR 1, a constitutional amendment that would dedicate 50 percent of all general revenue currently transferred to the Economic Stabilization Fund (ESF) to the state highway fund. According to estimates from the Comptroller’s office, SJR 1 could deposit as much as $900 million a year into the state highway fund. That number will grow over time. This bill passed unanimously out of the Senate Finance Committee on Tuesday July 2nd. I am hopeful the measure will pass both chambers before the clock runs out this time.

Criminal justice bill revisited

Another bill that ran out of time during the first special session was a complicated is-

Who to Call

State Rep. Trent Ashby Austin Office

936 634-2762 512 463-0508

State Sen. Robert Nichols

936 699-4988

Constable Ray Anthony

936 829-2547

Mayor John McClain City Manager Dennis McDuffie City Hall (water, garbage, sewer) Diboll Police Department Diboll Fire Department

936 829-2779 936 829-4757 936 829-4857 936 829-5586 936 829-5555

Diboll ISD Super’s office High School Grades 9-12 Junior High Grades 7-8 Intermediate Grades 4-6 Elementary Grades K-3 Primary Grades pk-3/4 Family Education Center

936 829-4718 936 829-5626 936 829-5225 936 829-6900 936 829-6950 936 829-4671 936 829-3744

Civic Center

936 829-4888

T.L.L. Temple Library

936 829 5497

sue dealing with the sentencing of 17-year olds, 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-yearsold. 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 with this Supreme Court ruling, Texas must pass legislation 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.

Redistricting reprieve rejected

If you recall last week the US Supreme Court, in Shelby County vs. Holder, struck down a central section of the Voting Rights Act essentially allowing Texas and eight other states to alter their own election laws as they want, rather than having those laws first “pre-cleared” by the U.S. Department of Justice. As a result of this ruling, and in conjunction with Governor Perry approving legisla-

tively drawn maps last week, the Attorney General’s office petitioned the three judge federal panel in San Antonio to end the litigation over the maps drawn in 2011. The judges ultimately rejected this request. The result is litigants will have to appear again later this year for a reexamination of arguments by the court. This might impact the date of spring primary elections. And so the saga continues….

Beat the heat and come for a visit

Looking for a way to avoid the summer heat, grab some AC and learn about Texas history this summer? Come visit your state Capitol! An extraordinary building by any measure, the 1888 Texas Capitol is the largest in gross square footage of all state capitols and is second in total size only to the National Capitol in Washington, D.C. However, the Texas Capitol surpasses the National Capitol in height, rising almost 15 feet above its Washington counterpart! Don’t forget to stop by your state Senate office for a visit. It’s your office after all; you just let me work there!

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We should be a shining light in our neighborhoods Baby, our 2.8 pound Chihuahua, was acting very lethargic. Normally she is buzzing around at a mile a minute, but she was listless. She looked scraggly and even had a rattling in her chest. Of course, we immediately took her to Dr. Lindsey Syler, who said that she was wormy. We got some meds, an antibiotic, and a shot, and Baby quickly looked better. The reason that I am mentioning this diagnosis is because some of us suffer from the same things as Baby. Worms! Yes, I did say that! Worms! It is not what we are eating, but what is eating us that is

Teacher Mom with

Jan Allbritton the problem. Some of us have the greed worm in us. We allow it to eat at us and let it destroy relationships so that we can have stuff like money, gold, and diamonds, and just stuff. We are willing to cheat our siblings out of their fair share of the estate all in the name of greed. We are willing to make almost any deal if we can make more money.

The worm of greed eats at us and turns us into King Midas clones. We may have once been a nice guy or woman, but we allowed greed to eat away our sense of what is right or wrong. The worm of lust can eat at us also. Not just sexual lust or pornography, but lust of food, or anything that we carry to excess. We may not drink beer or hard liquor, but we eat enough that would kill a cow. We may think that our lust is not as bad as the alcoholic or druggie, but lust is lust. The worm will destroy us if we allow it to. Now, unforgiveness or bitterness, that worm is a bitter, nasty

one. It will eat at your insides until you are a shell of a man, or a woman. Somehow, that worm etches its mark on your face and your personality. Those around you know that worm is in you without you saying a word. Of course, if you did speak, it would not be sweet words, but harsh, angry, bitter ones. Everybody in life has hurts and pains and scars even if they grow up in a good home. How we respond to those aches and hurts show whether we let the worms in to eat us or not.

We can choose to not have worms by taking deworming medicine. That medicine will cause you to get rid of those worms. They have to leave your body. Praise God! You can get a prescription for that deworming medicine. It is actually offered to you for free. You just have to ask Jesus into your life. You ask Him to forgive you of your sins, and you ask Him to come in and heal your hurts. You give Him all the hurts that have come into your life, and let Him put your heart back together again. TEACHER cont’d p. 6

Christians should be preparing for Christ’s return “Then I saw an angel standing in the sun, shouting to the vultures flying high in the sky: “Come! Gather together for the great banquet God has prepared.” - Revelation 19:17. Preparations – Yes, that is what Tina and I have been doing for a while now. Tina and her family left on a week’s long vacation so there was LOTS to prepare for. She packed toys, movies, clothes, activities, more clothes, blankets and other security items to keep her family “happy, happy” on their long road trip. Tina has also been making many preparations for our upcoming Vacation Bible School. She has made schedules, change schedules, recruited helpers, signed up children, rented


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

Assembly of God

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


Burke Tidwell Rd., Burke 936-829-4455

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

Sisters in Grace Tina Trout Terrell and Christie Trout Stephens

equipment, found props, etc. I could go on and on, but Tina has been making many preparations! I too have been preparing for things. I have been coordinating the Back to School Bash, attending meetings with tentative participants, collecting supplies, asking for donations, etc. I have also

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

been planning for church camp. I have been actively recruiting kids to attend coordinating with parents on drop off and pick up, planning and having fundraisers to pay for camp, and then attending camp for the week with the kids. Yes, I have been busy with preparations. You know, Christians should be preparing too. One day our Savior, Jesus Christ, WILL return to our Earth. He will come and collect his believers to live in Heaven with him. It is our job today to prepare everyone we know for his coming. We should tell others about Jesus, how he can save them from sin, and become their Lord and Savior. When Jesus comes, how will you answer his question? “How many did you lead to me? Who did you

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

tell? Were you about my father’s work?” So I have a question for you. Can you answer his question? Can you tell him name of people, show how you spread the word of God? Join us as we try to spread the word in this little article. Join us as we share Him with the children. Won’t you share Jesus with someone today? *** 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. *** The annual Back to School Bash is being planned now. This is a huge community-wide proj-

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

ect that helps students in our district receive school supplies for the new school year. Collections of supplies are being taken now. Drop boxes for school supply donations are located at the following locations: DISD admin office, Commercial Bank of Texas, Brookshire Brothers, and First United Methodist Church. Monetary donations can be given to FUMC Diboll. Volunteers are needed! If your organization would like to help, please contact the church office as soon as possible. *** Vacation Bible School is scheduled for Saturday, July 13, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for children in Prek-5th grade. If you’d like 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: Karen Johnson sells 30 subs One Year Ago

Diboll T-Ball All-Stars wins state championship. Proud team members include Carson Morales, Izaac DeJesus, Andres Palacio, Adian Jaraguchi, Angel Rios, Briar Manley, Ben Smith, Conner Grigg, Tristan Hernandez, Brody Finley, Colton Havard and Coaches Juan Morales, Raymundo DeJesus, Roy Rios and Javier Jaraguchi. Republican voters in Precinct 4 go back to polls to decide between Mark McLin and Ray Anthony for constable. Former longtime Diboll resident Jack Shadix returns to Diboll to visit friends after a 27-month stint with the Peace Corps in South America. Diboll High School FFA officers travel to Corpus Christi for the annual Texas FFA Convention. Making the trip are Cheyenne Swor, president; Jessica Skipper, vice president; Eric Concha, secretary; Sarah Smith, sentinel; Hollie Cole, treasurer; Tyler Allen, reporter and ag teachers Kevin Swor and Adam Thompson. Newly elected officers of the Pilot Club of Diboll 20122013 are Brenda Russell, outgoing president; Sue Beaty, president; Fran Rodriquez, president electi; Geneva Ard, 1st vice president; Barbara Nash, recording secretary; Diane Tate, corresponding secretary; Hellen Schmidt, treasurer; Billie Willmon, Betty Capps and Vivian Holt, directors.

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

Five Years Ago

Diboll’s (13-14) baseball all-stars win district title. Team members include Zane Anthony, T.J. Colwell, Jay Lowe, Everado Castillo, Jason Cook, Javy Hernandez, D.J. Jesus, Sergio Castillo, Doug Waters, Cody Gelvin, Tony Hernandez and Coaches Derek Lowe, and Ray Anthony. Diboll ISD board of trustees votes unanimously to hire Gary Martel as it new superintendent of schools. Fred Mitchell receives belated swearing-in oath to a new term on the Diboll City Council. Diboll City Manager Kenneth Williams states that none of the $800,000 grant money the city received will be spent on upkeep/improvements at the Diboll baseball facilities. The resignation of Diboll High School Principal Daniel Lopez is accepted by Diboll ISD trustees without comment.

Ten Years Ago

City of Diboll is cut from Angelina County in Texas House redistricting plan. Angelina College Fire Academy’s 10th class graduates 15 recruits. Diboll High School Senior Joey Tamez, future civil engineer, is the recipient of a

Temple Foundation Scholarship. Diboll High School allsports standout Jermichael Finley is “hooping it up” this summer with the Houston Hoops summer basketball program. Diboll High School Lady Jacks receiving Dist. 21-3A softball honors are Stephanie Abbott (pitcher), Heather Warren (first base), Allison McClain (third base) and Vanessa Suarez (short stop).

Twenty Years Ago

More than 250 gather at meeting between the shareholders and the Burke Water Supply Corporation to ask questions concerning sizable hikes in the system’s water rates. The newly organized Lufkin Spanish League Baseball gets season underway. This league is a hardball baseball league for men over age 18. There are seven teams in the league competing this season. Newly elected Pilot Club of Diboll officers include Alma Breazeale, presidentelect; Sue Beaty, president; Sharon Brown, secretary; Alice Ashworth, treasurer; and Essie Hankins, Bettie Havard, directors.

Photo Courtesy of The History Center

Thirty Years Ago This Week

Diboll Ponytails All-Stars finished a close second to Central at the state softball tournament. Members of the Ponytails are (front) Nochia Padillo, Countina Moore, Sherri Capps, Staci Covington, Catherine Johnson, Marvetta Rhone and Mary Tamez. In back are Angela Barkley, Sharon Rodgers, Erica Simmons, Benita Sheffield, Erica Joshua, Jerla Lyons, Cheryl Moore and Coach Cheryl Bean. In far back are coaches James Furgurson and Fred Barkley.. Former DHS band twirler Carey Luce Havard is chosen as one of the 1993-94 TwirlO-Jacks to represent Stephen F. Austin State University. Aribbon-cutting ceremony is held for the new 49-n-More Video & Game Super Store and Subway located at 210 North Temple Drive in Diboll.

Thirty Years Ago

Karen Johnson, daughter of Eileen and Kirk Johnson, sells 30 one-year Free Press

TEACHER Cont’d Once we are dewormed and healthy, we are able to go about doing what God wants us to do. We are to tell others about Him. We are to show the love of Christ to everyone we meet. Yes, everyone! That includes the checker at Walmart or the Dollar General Store. We are to be kind to those who live near us or come into our business. We show others what Christ is like by how we treat

subscriptions and earns $100. State Representative Billy Clemons host town hall meeting with area teachers to discuss state of education and receive feedback of blasts of unfair contractual policies, administrators and parents who neglect their children, merit pay and testing. Diboll ISD awards construction contract to Capps Construction Company of Diboll to build shelter and walkway for the new bus loading area at the elementary school


our fellow man and woman. I have a question. By the way you treat others, are they drawn to Jesus or pushed away? If they are pushed away, there is some work to do. Remember this: There is always someone watching you and seeing how you live your life. Are you drawing them closer to God? That is what we are supposed to be doing. We are to witness in all

arenas and be a light on a hill in our neighborhood. We are to shine where ever we go. Shine in the darkness so that others have hope. Shine in the darkness so that others may come to know Jesus just because you were willing to shine. Jan Allbritton is a Diboll resident who teaches at St. Cyprian’s Episcopal School.

to volunteer to help, or would like your child to attend, please call the church office for details. *** Our second Sunday fellowship will be held on Sunday, July 14, at 6 p.m. This Sunday’s theme is “Christ Is Cool” and will be an ice cream supper! Come out and join us for this monthly event! *** First Untied Methodist Church has much to offer. Youth, 6th grade - 12th

with the cost at $3,375. Diboll Dixie League All-Star Team (10 year-olds) includes Rod Still, Jose Hernandez, Juan Reyes, Clint Dubose, Rafiel Gueverro, Jason Smith, Sergio Luna, Willie Smith, Roberto Reyes, George Martinez, Hector Hernandez, Robert Lewis and Coaches Rafiel Gueverro, Bill Bruce and Charles Smith. Angelina County Commissioners consider incinerator for county garbage (privately owned plant).

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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Renaissance Award Winners

More than 120 DHS students, along with the Student-of-the-Year, Parent-ofthe-Year, and Teacher-of-the-Year were reorganized for their academic performance during the year at the Annual Renaissance Awards Banquet in May. New members of the National Honor Society were inducted into the group.

Acevedo, Ivy NHS Acevedo, Ivy UIL Acevedo, Ivy Yearbook 1 Acker, Samantha Honr Roll Acker, Samatha Geo. Honors Adams, Zach Aca Dec Allen, Tyler Honr Roll Allen, Tyler Mock Trial Allen, Tyler NHS Allen, Tyler Ag Practicum Anderson, Keira UIL Badeaux, Stephen NHS Barkley, Brittany English 1 Bess, Aaron OAP Bess, Aaron Honr Roll Bess, Aaron NHS Bess, Aaron UIL Bess, Aaron physics Bess, Aaron Model UN Blount, Zane Mock Trial Bradley, Cassidy Honr Roll Bradley, Cassidy NHS Bradley, Cassidy Am. Citizen Bradley, Cassidy Government Burrous, Haven World Geography Bussey, Brianna Algebra 1 Castillega, Romie Honor Roll Castillo, Roman Honr Roll Castillo, Roman Eng 1 pre-AP Cole, Holllie Honor Roll Cole, Hollie NHS Cole, Hollie Band Coleman, Ashley Mock Trial Coleman, Ashley new NHS Concha, Eric NHS Concha, Eric Pre AP Pre-Cal Conner, Weston UIL Delacruz, Elizabeth Honr Roll Delacruz, Elizabeth UIL DelToro, Ismael UIL Diosdada, Diana English 3 Diosdado, Diana new NHS Diosdao, Diana Honr Roll DuBose, Austin NHS Eldridge, Jordan Geometry Eldridge, Jordan new NHS Encarnacion, Ariel OAP Encarnacion, Ariel NHS Encarnacion, Ariel High Point Encarnacion, Ariel UIL Escobedo, Filberto Honr Roll Escobedo, Nicolas Honr Roll Escobedo, Filberto NHS Escobedo, Nicolas Alg. 2pre-AP Escobedo, Filberto Art 2 Escobedo, Nicolas new NHS Faircloth, Amanda Eng 2 pre-AP Falcon, April OAP Falcon, April Theatre 1 Farr, Ryian OAP Ferguson, Lizzbeth IPC Flowers, Sarah UIL Gaitan, Michael NHS Garcia, TJ OAP Garcia, Michael NHS Garcia, TJ UIL Garcia, Michael Alegebra 2 Garcia, TJ Theatre 2 Garcia, Alex Alegebra 2 Glass, Cassity OAP Gonzalez, Ruby Spanish 4 Griffin, Christian NHS Griffin, Christian UIL Griffin, Christian Aca Dec Griffin, Christian Yearbook 2 Gudino, Miguel Graphic Design Hargis, Heather Am. Citizen Hargis, Heather Culinary Arts 1 Hawthorne, Travis Culinary Arts 2 Hendrix, Leslie UIL Hendrix, Leslie Aca Dec Hendrix, Leslie Forensics Hendrix, Leslie reading Hernandez, Isaac Honr Roll Hernandez, Andrew NHS Herring, Hannah Geometry Herring, Hannah new NHS Hobbs, Zach Honr Roll Hobbs, Zach Mock Trial Hobbs, Zach NHS Hobbs, Zach Aca Dec Hodges, Lexi OAP Hodges, Lexi Pro. Comm. Hodges, Lexie new NHS Holt, Jordan Guitar Howard, DeKereiya Bio. honors Hubert, Demarcuis Hospitality Hurley, Reagan Honr Roll Hurley, Reagan new NHS Janes, Ashley reading Jasso, Rudy OAP Jasso, Rudy UIL Johnson, Seth Mock Trial Joseph, Zach NHS Kettering, Abbie Honr Roll Kettering, Abbie NHS Levias, Sade reading Lowe, Robin Parent Lytle, Gideon Aca Dec Maddox, Shelley Honr Roll Maddox, Shelley Mock Trial Maddox, Shelley NHS Maddox, Shelley Ad Animal Sci.

Magallan, Priscilla ESL Martinez, Lizzbeth algebra 1 Mason, Dillon Advanced Welding McCall, David new NHS only McLeroy, Hunter Video Tech Mercer, Hunter Model UN Mercer, Hunter NHS Monrroy, Celeste Prin of Art Montoya, Fernanda Honr Roll Montoya, Fernanda new NHS Montoya , Fernanda Chemistry Montoyoya, Fernanda reading Moreno, Abigail Art 1 Morgan, Paige Mock Trial Morgan, Paige NHS Morgan, Paige Food Science Morin, Briana Chemistry Mott, Kameri Athletics Murphy, Dylan UIL Murphy, Dylan English 2 Murphy, Dillon reading Olivarez, Alexa Public Safety Oliver, Tarryn NHS Padolak, Brittany UIL Parks, Darbie Mock Trial Patel, Sunny Honr Roll Patel, Sunny Mock Trial Patel, Sunny NHS Patel, Sunny Am. Citizen Patel, Sunny Calculus Phillips, Kendra reading Phipps, Karah English 4 Phipps, Bri Career Prep 1 Pickard, Tyler Wildlife Pitones, Jasmine Honr Roll Pitones, Jasmine Microbiology Pitones, Jasmine new NHS Plascencia, Luis NHS Plascencia, Luis Animation 2 Presnall, Chloe Honr Roll Presnall, Chloe Prin of Ag Ramos, Cristina NHS Rangel, Lorena Honr Roll Rangel, Lorena NHS Rangel, Lorena UIL Rangel, Lorena Aca Dec Rangel, Lorena Art 3 Reeves, Kelsey NHS Reeves, Kelsey English 4 AP Reyna, Armando Aca Dec Roberts, Triston World History Robles, Juan Aca Dec Rocha, Yvonne Honr Roll Rocha, Yvonne NHS Rocha, Yvonne UIL Rocha, Yvonne Spanish 3 Rodriguez, Fatima PE Rosales, Marnie Child Develop. Salazar, Rolando UIL Salis, Omar Applied Physics Saucedo, Abisag Span for Span Saucedo, Abisag new NHS Schmidt, Emileigh OAP Schmidt, Emileigh Math Models Scott, Kristiana reading Serrato, Jonathan Economics Shepherd, Hannah NHS Shepherd, Spencer Proj. in Phy Shepherd, Spencer new NHS Shepherd, Hannah reading Shivers, Courtney NHS Shivers, Coutney Pre Cal Sims, Tristan Honr Roll Sims, Tristan Biology honors Skipper, Jessica Honr Roll Skipper, Jessica NHS Skipper, Jessica Student Skipper, Jessica Am. Citizen Skipper, Jessica Elem. Floral Smith, Sarah Honr Roll Smith, Sarah NHS Smith, Sarah US History Solis, Omar Honr Roll Solis, Omar NHS Solis, Omar Aca Dec Sosa, Roxanna NHS Sosa, Leslie UIL Sosa, Roxanna UIL Spencer, Jadarius Biology Stancomb, Donald Animation Sudduth, Mikalya new NHS only Swor, Cheyenne Honr Roll Swor, Cheyenne vet Tech Swor, Cheyenne new NHS Tamez, Isabella NHS Tamez, Isabella UIL Tamez, Isabella Aca Dec Taylor, Hadley Enviro Systems Tubbs, Zachary reading Urbina, Melesio Spanish 1 Valdez, Alex Into to Ag Mech Vaquez, Xochil Honr Roll Vaquez, Xochil NHS Vasquez, Xochil English 3 AP Wagner, Michala NHS Wagner, Michala Human A&P Wilsie, Royce Welding 1 Zapaa, Karina Honr Roll Zapata, Karina Spanish 2 Zapata, Karina new NHS

Encarnacion, Ariel High Point

American Citizenship


Language Arts

Social Studies

UIL/Nat’l Forensic League

UIL/Nat’l Forensic League

Academic Decathalon

Mock Trial

Honor Roll

Bess, Aaron Model UN


8 * Thursday, July 11, 2013

Jacks pump iron ... get physical

Seniors Angel Rosales and Michael Garcia are participating in the Iron Jack Program. The free program is run by DHS coaches from 8 to 10 a.m. through July 25.

Get your physical

All incoming 7th, 9th and 11th graders must have a physical before they can practice or participate in district sports. Forms are available at the high school front office or online at www.

East Texas Elite heads to SA

The East Texas Elite ( ETE) Girls Basketball recently won two basketball tournaments winning the Primetime Sports Summer Hoops Tournaments in Dallas and Houston. The teams next tournament is the All American Sports Nationals in San Antonio Texas July 11-14. Team members are Kristen James (Goodrich), Kameri Mott, Kyla Cunningham, Miracle Haywood, Shayla Hubbard and Mia Williams all of Diboll, Caitlyn Lambert (Zavalla), KeKe Jones (Lufkin), Tiffany Simmons (Diboll) and Tiana Barlow (Leggett). Coaches are Andre Emmons, Gerald Mott and Johnny Mitchell.


Photo by Richard Nelson

Deadline: Noon Monday 936-829-3313 * FOR RENT


In Diboll Duplex, Mobile Homes

Notice to Creditors

1 bedroom duplex in Burke, 3-bdr/2bath movile homes 1 in LISD, 1 in DISD. Call 936676-5103.

Notice is hereby given that original Letters of Testamentary for the Estate of WILLIE BIRDWELL LEE, Deceased were issued on June 28, 2013, in Docket No. 081-13PR pending in the County

Court at Law No. 2 of Angelina County, Texas, to: ERMA NELL LEE. 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: Erma Nell Lee c/o Law Offices of Jason S. Armstrong, P.L.L.C.

104 W. Lufkin Ave. Lufkin, TX 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 2nd day of July, 2013. Jason Armstrong, P.L.L.C.

Photo by Richard Nelson

Ready to run

Die-hard members of the Diboll cross country team receive instructions from Coach Gerald Moreno. From left, runners are Juan Bosquez, Andrew Hernandez, Alberto Flores, Hector Lopez and Omar Solis.

Obituaries Tommy ‘Tom’ ‘T.J.’ Martin

Funeral services for Tommy “Tom” “T.J.” Martin, 33, of Lufkin were held Tuesday, July 9, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. in the Carroway Funeral Home Chapel. Interment followed in the Fielder Cemetery. Tommy was born June 30, 1980 in Huntsville, Texas, and died Friday, July 5, 2013. Survivors include his wife, Jillian Martin of Lufkin; daughter, Maddison Lynn Martin of Lufkin; son, Maddox Elliott Martin of Lufkin; mother, Becky Landrum of Lufkin; mother-in-law, Linda May of Huntington; stepmother, Rhonda Short of Lufkin; father-in-law and wife, Ken and Arlene May of New York City, New York; grandparents, Bob and Melba Smith of Lufkin; sister and brother-inlaw, Sheilah Reynae and Joshua Gross of Lufkin; and a host of extended family who dearly loved him. Carroway Funeral Home, Lufkin, directors.

Delcie Faye Mott Lewis

Funeral services for Delcie Faye Mott Lewis, 80, of Lufkin were held Sunday, July 7, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. in the Carroway Funeral Home Chapel in. Interment followed in the Concord Cemetery. Mrs. Lewis was born December 31, 1932 in San Augustine County, Texas, and died Wednesday, July 3, 2013 in a local

DATELINE Cont’d Wakefield VBS

Wakefield Baptist Church, 3253 FM 357, between Diboll and Corrigan, is having its vacation Bible school from 6:30 to 9 p.m. July 21-26. Parents Night is 7 p.m. Friday, July 26. “Full Armor of God” is the theme; For 3-yearolds and up -- teens and adult classes included. No nursery provided.


Lose weight with TOPS – Taking Off Pounds Sen-

nursing home. Survivors include her daughters and sons-in-law, Wanda and Oval Terry of Homer and Fran and Rodney Williams of Garrison; son and daughter-in-law, Rex and Chairmaine Mott of Fuller Springs; grandchildren, Monica Cramer and husband Bob of Huntington, April Crager and husband Matthew of Lufkin, Brandy Elliott and husband John of Chireno, Trey Terry and wife O’Shann of Lufkin, Eric Mott and wife Mikala of Beaumont, Julian Luman of Fuller Springs, Rex Williams and Angie Williams, both of Garrison; and numerous great-grandchildren and other relatives. Carroway Funeral Home, Huntington, directors.

Berta Brock Love

Berta Brock Love, age 90, passed away Sunday, June 30, 2013 in Huntington, Texas. She was born July 10, 1922, and was a lifelong resident of Angelina County. She is survived by her son, Memphis B. Crawford; granddaughter, Laura Leonard and husband Lawrence; great- granddaughter, Gillian Leonard; brother, Robert E. Brock and wife Annette; sister-in-law, Estelle Brock; and numerous nieces and nephews. Carroway Funeral Home, Huntington, directors.

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

Tangled Threads

Do you like to crochet or knit, or any other portable crafting project? T.L.L. Temple Memorial Library

in Diboll invites is organizing “Tangled Threads” for 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 936829-5497.


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