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The Diboll

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2013, Issue No. 36

Dateline Diboll

Lil Dazzlers

LIL Dazzler signup is still going on for PreK-3 through 5th-grade. Get your Lil Dazzler signed up. Spots are filling up quickly. You may contact any DHS Dazzler or call 936-229-0675. Last Day to sign up is Sept.r 20.

Sportsmen Bingo

The first Sportsmen’s Bingo is Tuesday, Sept. 17, at 6:30 p.m. at the Lottie and Arthur Temple Civic Center in Diboll. Includes eight regular games and two blackouts. If your business would like to sponsor a game, contact Gary Martel at 936-8294718 no later than Monday, Sept. 9. This is a project of the Diboll Civic Club.

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Safe and secure at school Upgraded security systems are now district-wide in Diboll BURLON WILKERSON

As classes resume for students all over the nation, school security is on everyone’s mind. Diboll is no exception, and DISD trustees and administrators have taken specific steps to guarantee safety for all students. With the help of funds from the Thomas T. Keeler Grant Program, new cameras and monitoring systems have been put in place to ac-

complish this goal. “We already had up-do-date systems at the new elementary/intermediate campus, and we updated the primary school equipment when we renovated that campus,” said Gary Martel, DISD Superintendent. “But, we needed an upgrade on the high school and junior high campuses.” Martel explained that these campuses had security cameras in place, but they were older, analog types. The new system incorporates

web-based technology in which each camera has its own IP address. Thus, it can be accessed on a computer by administrators and public safety officials to immediately pinpoint, in real time, an area in ques-

tion or during a crisis. “This way the police can monitor the campus at any time, and administrators can have access from home after hours,” Martel said. “If an incident were to ever occur, responders would know exactly where to go in any building.” The new cameras have much clearer focus than the old ones, he said. Because some of them cover a 360-degree area, and because the number has increased from 32 to 45 cameras, there are fewer blind spots on the campuses. The DISD Board of Trustees had already approved more than $200,000 for the security system See SECURITY, P. 3

A uniform look

Tangled Threads

T.L.L. Temple Memorial Library in Diboll invites is organizing “Tangled Threads” for crafters of all ages. The program is from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. the second Tuesday of each month. All skill levels are welcomed. Please bring your own hooks, yarn, and supplies. “Tangled Threads” will on the second Tuesday of the month in the Community Room at the library. For more information call Mary Howell at 936-829-5497.

Freed By Christ

We pray you had a blessed Labor Day. School has started back up and cooler weather is on the way. How is your life going? What are you laboring for in your life? We labor to provide for our families. We work at having a good relationship. Are you trying to work your way into Heaven? You cannot do it. God’s Bible says in John 6:29, “Jesus answered and said to them, ‘This is the work of God; that you believe in Him whom He sent.’ ” It is only by accepting God’s grace, through Jesus Christ that you can live in Heaven forever. Jesus has already done all the work required by God. Jesus offers you His gift of salvation. Please lift up your prayer of repentance and acceptance today. -- Bro. Kenny Hibbs, First Baptist Church


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Above, the Diboll High School Marching Band shows off its new uniforms during a hot and muggy night Friday during the Lumberjack football game in Fairfield. The Fairfield band was a bit more comfortable in khaki’s and short-sleeves, but they didn’t look as good. Right, the DHS Dazzlers prepare to start their first routine of the season Friday in Fairfield. Photos by Richard Nelson

Fewer people are ‘Messing with Texas’ Besides being one of the state’s most popular slogans, Don’t mess with Texas® also is proving to be effective as an anti-littering message. Established by the Texas Department of Transportation in 1986, Don’t mess with Texas® has helped reduce visible litter by 34 percent on TxDOT-maintained roadways between 2009 and 2013, according to TxDOT’s 2013 Texas Litter Survey. “We are extremely pleased that Texas drivers are heeding the Don’t mess with Texas message and prop-


hese programs (Adopt-A-Highway, Keep Diboll Beautiful) have been around for a long time and we take a lot of pride in that.”

erly disposing of their litter as opposed to tossing it out of their vehicles,” said Phil Wilson, TxDOT executive director. “Roadside trash is unsightly, entirely unnecessary and — in the case of cigarette butts — can be deadly and dangerous. A decrease in roadside litter is cer-

-- Elvia Esteves-Garza Local coordinator

tainly welcome news and speaks well of Texas drivers and the effectiveness of the Don’t mess with Texas campaign.” Considering an additional 1.1 million drivers have taken to Texas roadways during the survey period of 2009-2013, the 34-percent

reduction in visible litter is even more impressive. According to the survey, the leading type of visible roadside litter was tire and rubber debris, followed by miscellaneous paper, plastic and beverage containers. The survey also revealed cigarette butts continue to comprise the largest portion of total litter at 31 percent. That translates to 500 million cigarette butts being tossed onto Texas roadways each year, creating the potential for devastatSee MESS P. 6

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Clayton Busby has golden time at eatery John Ralph and I were off Labor Day and enjoyed eating a delicious discounted lunch with the “senior group” at Golden Corral. Seated across the aisle from us were Clayton Busby and his sister, Ruth. Ruth lives in Lufkin with a sister but comes to Diboll at least two times a week to bring Clayton to eat at Golden Corral. I can tell you why. He gets treated like royalty. The girls have a table reserved for him and cater to his every want. Clayton is a confirmed 85-year-old bachelor and when he’s through eating, he has a special chair near the entrance so he can sit and flirt with all the girls. They even gave him a special party for his 85th birthday last March. Ruth is now fully retired after being a partner and working decades manufacturing bows for chainsaws. *** Billy Stanford, one of the Brookshire Bros. managers, and his wife, Laverne, took a couple days off and drove to West Monroe, La., in hopes of catching up with the infamous Duck Dynasty group at their warehouse. To their disappointment none of the family members were there. Billy and Laverne carried Bibles with them, planning to attend the White Ferry church where the Robertsons are members. Upon arriving, they were told that the patriarch of the family, Phil Robertson, was teaching a Sunday school class. In the congregation of 700, Billy and Laverne spotted other members of the family: Jeb, Allen, Jessica and the girls and later enjoyed visiting with Phil, better known as Duck Commander. The Stanfords came home having completed their mission of meeting some of the members of this famous family. A few of you (and me) may not have yet experienced the TV production of Duck Dynasty. The bearded bayou-dwelling redneck Robertson family is becoming one of America’s most recognizable, funny, functional families. They have built a multi-

million dollar empire manufacturing duck calls in Monroe, La. *** After spending several weeks this summer in Spain, studying at a university and seeing the country, Rachael Chapman returned to Texas A&M for her last semester and walked across the stage for her coveted diploma Aug. 16. She earned a degree in Business and after graduation vacationed in Australia visiting with friends she met in Spain. She has a marketing job waiting for her in Spring when she returns. Proudly attending her A&M graduation were her grandmother, JoNell Placker from Diboll; her parents, Kim and Derrell Chapman from Tyler and her older “Aggie” sister Elizabeth, from Houston. *** Hannah Langford also graduated from Texas A&M on Aug. 16 with a degree in Marketing. After two weeks of training she will work as marketing director for a company in Beaumont. Hannah had 17 guests attend her graduation, including her grandparents: Betty and Vernon Burkhalter and Etoil Langford; her mom, Susie; her brother and sister-in-law, Chace and Holly; her dad, Gaylon; her aunt Bessie Furgurson; Melissa McCall and cousins, Madison and Gunner and several other family members. After the big event, Vernon Burkhalter treated everyone to dinner. *** Melissa McCall and her brother Roy

traveled with their mother, Betty, to a family wedding in West Virginia where Betty grew up. Betty McCall, one of nine children, is now the matriarch of the family. Her daughter says, “When Betty speaks, everyone listens and does what she says.” In her teens and after graduation, Betty moved to Columbus, Ohio, and boarded with six girls while working as a switchboard operator at a telephone office. One of her roommates was dating a guy in the air force from Texas. His name was Jimmy McCall from Diboll, and Betty thought he looked like Elvis. When “Elvis” saw Betty he wanted to date her, but Betty said, “No way,” unless you break up with my roommate. Eventually he did and it wasn’t long before Jimmy knew he had met the love of his life. After a short courtship and before Jimmy was to be transferred to Africa, they married. He paid for her a plane ticket to Texas and left Betty with his family for almost a year while he was in Africa; her family was 36 hours away! Somehow, she survived and has lived as Mrs. Jimmy McCall in Texas for more than five decades! *** Teresa Stribling grew up in Diboll and graduated in 1982. She was 1st runner up to Diboll Day Queen, Cheryl (Schmidt) Suiter. After living in Houston for 19 years, she moved back to Diboll seven years ago and it has taken her that long to realize that “The Everything Store” can fix flat tires. Since 2007 Teresa has been an evangelist and has a prison ministry and mentors to those less fortunate. *** I enjoyed visiting with Aaron Clark, son of Leo and Sara Clark. He said he grew up in Goat Hill; graduated from CorriganCamden in 2000 and SFA. He is a computer ”geek” who works in Dallas; lives in Houston and spends all his free time in the river bottom. That may all change when he

get married in December. *** Terry Carlton came in while Aaron and I were talking and they visited about mutual friends from their part of the woods. Terry and Judy celebrated their 53rd wedding anniversary on Aug. 27. They ALWAYS go to Galveston where they went on their honeymoon and since the Jack Tar hotel is no longer there, they stay at the beautiful Galvez. In Houston they went by the Garden Villas Methodist church where they were married -- except the church is now a school. They also drove by Judy’s old home nearby and believe it or not, Terry can still remember Judy’s telephone number, OLive 4-xxxx. *** Enjoyed visiting with Diane (Mills) and Lloyd Adams from Friendswood while they were in Diboll. They had been “dog sitting” for her parents, Buddy and Linda Mills while they vacationed in Branson. Diane and Lloyd were looking forward to visiting with her sister, Susie and Doug Kervin, in Hudson. Susie’s granddaughter, Cameron, was having a birthday party. Her parents are Bruce and Danille Chumbley. His brother, Lanton, works for the forest service and was in California fighting fires in the Yosemite National Park. His wife Mandy, was at the party and she also works for the forest service. By the way, Diane’s son, Aaron Adams, who is 22, has completed his tour in the U.S. Marines and is attending school at San Jacinto College and working in Alvin. We thank you Aaron for your service to our country. God Bless America!! * * * 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.

The library has computers for use with school projects School has begun, and the library has returned to its fall hours. This means that beginning Sept. 9 the library will stay open until 7 p.m. Mondays for your convenience. The computers will be open until 6:30 p.m., and the check-out desk will be open until 6:45 p.m. Keep in mind that your child will need a library card that is free of fines and overdue books in order to use the computer. Now is a good time to get those cards clear so that you will be able to use the computer for those school projects that pop up from time to time. If you are having a hard time financially, just give us a call at 936-829-5497 or come by and talk to us, and we will work with you to get your card cleared up. *** Just because you have Social Security business and retirement matters to tend to does not mean you need to fight the traffic and trudge into a busy government office. They don’t need to see you (in person) in September. That’s because, whether you’re working on your retirement planning or ready to retire, you can do everything from the comfort of your home or office computer at www. If you’re starting to think about a retirement that is in the faroff future, a good place to begin is with Social Security’s Benefits Planners at planners. For those of you with more years of work under your belt, get a more precise look at what your benefits will be with Social Security’s Retirement Estimator at The Estimator makes use of your reported wages from past years and projects your current earnings into the future to give you an instant, per-

News from... T.L.L. Temple Memorial Library sonalized estimate of your future benefits. You can change the variables, such as date of retirement and future earnings estimates, to see what you can expect in different scenarios. If you’re ready to say goodbye to the daily grind of working and you’re ready to apply for Social Security retirement benefits, it’s exciting to know that you can apply from the comfort of your home or office in as little as 15 minutes. Give it a try when you’re ready to retire at *** Ladies, if you do any kind of portable needle craft and would like to fellowship with others who do? join us for Tangled Threads on the second Tuesday of each month at 9:30 am. The next meeting is Tuesday, Sept. 10. Bring a project to work on and share tips and patterns as you work. *** Bring the whole family and join us for the Family Story Hour with professional storyteller Tom Taylor on Saturday, Sept. 14, at 3:00 p.m. Taylor is a former high school, junior college, and university educator (before becoming a professional actor). He has written some 800plus stories, songs, poems, and ballads, in addition to seven children’s books. In 2012, Taylor was part of a Christian storytelling tour of Israel. He strives to create the most effective possible combination of stories, music, and poetry to provide affirmation, encouragement, laughter, understanding, insight, and

inspiration for his audience. There will be something for everyone to enjoy as Taylor shares his repertoire of folk tales, Texas lore, tall tales and more. As always our events are free to the community. For more information call 936829-5497. *** The Diboll Lumberjacks homecoming game will be in September this year, and plans are in the making for the homecoming bonfire on Sept. 16. The library will have a booth at the bonfire to give out a schedule of our fall events and sign people up for library cards. Then, on game day Friday, Sept. 20, the library will host a Teen After-Game Party until midnight for ages 1218. This library Backs the Jacks! *** Family Movie Day at the library is Friday, Sept. 27, at 6 p.m. 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. *** Fall Library Hours: Monday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Have a great week!

Retired school personnel meet

Angelina Retired Teacher/School Personnel Association held an appreciation luncheon for new retirees and new members on Aug. 13. Past presidents and founding members were honored. Past presidents include Larry Hill, Janelle Hennington, Lawasa Thomas, Kaye Fitzgerald, Sue Baker and new president Jan Peterson. The next meeting will be Sept. 10 at 3 p.m. at Southside Baptist Church. State Rep. Trent Ashby will spak about Lesgislative issues.

Chicken salad to get out of rut Bob likes to brownbag it for lunch during the week and you know how you can get in a rut with packing the same old thing. So I am always trying to come up with some interesting sandwich fixings. This chicken salad has a little zip to it and he really liked it.

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Frances Peavy is now a great-grandmother Frances Peavy is a great-grandmother. Elizabeth and John Partenza in London had a son, Leo Vance Partenza, about a month ago. Grandparents are Charla and James Vance McCracken of Wimberley. Aunt Angier Peavy took her niece, Shasha McCracken, and they traveled to Ireland and to London to see the new baby. Charla was in Lufkin several days visiting with her mother, Frances Peavy. *** Sorority pledges at Texas A&M are: Madison Bartlett, Pi Phi; Mollie Taylor, Tri Delt; Lee Ann Duke and Darcy Jackson, Kappa Kappa Gamma; Marley Lindsey, Zeta (she is from Huntington); Erin Moore, Kappa Kappa Gamma (from Hudson). *** Pledging at the University of Texas in Austin are Bailey Watson, Chi Omega; Anna Catherine Alvis, Delta Gamma; Devon Rush, Alpha Phi. *** SFA rush is Tuesday. We will find out those girls next week. *** Len and Phil Medford’s daughter, Amanda Galati, and a partner have designed a new line of children’s clothing that is being manufactured in Peru. Amanda and her partner, Paige Casey, flew to Lima, Peru, in the spring of 2012 and worked with a manufacturer to produce clothing, bibs and baby blankets in their own styles, prints and soft colors. The sizes range from newborn to 8 years. The clothes are all made of very soft Peruvian pima cotton; most of the clothes can also be monogrammed. She had a trunk show at Len Medford’s house in Lufkin in

June, and Fort Worth, Dallas and Houston shows in July. Len is going to Fort Worth in October for Christmas in Cowtown, the Fort Worth Junior League’s Christmas gift show, where Lila + Hayes, Amanda’s business, has a booth. The line is named for Amanda’s daughter, Lila, and her partner’s son, Hayes. The clothing line can be seen via brochure or on Facebook; a website is in production. *** We will miss Stephanie LaRue, our Panther football ticket lady. She is moving to Houston and has a good job with Halliburton Corp. She has a daughter going to college in Houston and one that will be getting married in the spring. We wish Stephanie the best and I will surely miss her help in getting tickets for my alumni for football games when they have their reunions. Katie Cook will be her replacement along with help from Barbara Davis selling tickets for the rest of the Panther games. Remember that they have moved to the Lufkin High School in the Tom Jack Lucas Auditorium ticket booth. *** Virginia Burse, Ernestine Conley, Rose Tieuel, Tammy Walker, Margie Kibble, Carolyn Sheffield-Price and Sedilia Wright were in New York City for four days and

three nights. They toured the city by day and night, were at Good Morning America, Enjoyed a meal at Sylvia’s Restaurant in Harlem, went to Chinatown, saw a concert in Central Park, went to Ground Zero 9/11 Memorial at the World Trade Center and some went to a Broadway show. Virginia brought home a purse which W.A. Shepard said he knew that she would. We must see Virginia’s collection of purses. *** The Lufkin Dance Club is hosting a western dance on Sept. 13 at the SPJST Lodge at 197 Hughes Road, Fuller Springs. Bring a dish for meal at 7. Dance begins at 7:30 with music by Glenn Lendermann. Cost is $5/members and $7/non-members. *** Trent Earley, 2007 LHS graduate, accepted a job as the outside linebacker coach at Oklahoma Baptist University in Shawnee, Okla., in July. Parents Gingera and Tommy and sister April, and his niece London, went to see him coach in his first collegiate game over the Labor Day weekend. This will be the first game played on campus since 1940 and they are super excited. Trent is also working on his Master’s Degree in Education. *** Happy Birthday: Jan Markle, Carolyn Haney, Robert Poland, Jr. , Joan Rankin, Arvenia Church, Virginia Burse, Lynda Zimmerman, Benjamin Hicks, Frances Peavy, Amanda Johnson, Wayne Brown turns 90 on September 8, Frances Atkinson, Tommie Nell West, Ashley McCarty, Little Wayne Brown, Bettie Ivie, Richard Moore, Charda Bronaugh, Clarkie Brown turns 85 on September 11, Clay Smithhart, Luke Hicks,

Mary Katherine Stracener. *** Happy Anniversary: Barbara and Peyton Mathis, Ellen and Al Charanza, Linda and Mack Coward, Cookie and James Yeates, *** You find out who the true Panther football fans are when the weather is as hot as it was last Friday night. Most all around us stayed for almost the entire game. We left a few minutes before it was over. Hot fans sitting by us were: Hollie and Ben Bartlett, Alli Bartlett, Brent Loggins, Liz Cobb, Morgan Parker, Max and Sally Alvis with his parents Max and Honey Alvis from Jasper, Emily and Art Jordan with Seth, Abby Yates, Mary Gail and Kevin McCarty, Linda Stafford. Five year old Aidan Haney was a little Panther and ran out with the team from the purple helmet. Amy Yates and Grant Haney came up and checked on us. Stephen Yates was in Alto with his crew to broadcast their game. Ronnie Robinson had on the “loudest” shoes that I have ever seen. He said that his dentist children had given them to him. I heard that Clarkie Brown said that she was not hot! It was a good way for the Panthers to start their season with this big win. Go Panthers. We will have to wait for a while to see them at home again. You can listen to the radio at 105.1 and hear Gary Ivins Jr., Ricky Conner and Jeff Todd tell you play by play about the game. They do get excited. *** Catch you around town. Contact Janice Ann



Remember chores, more Builders Parade of on Labor Day weekend Homes getting biggers Conservations heard Sunday before church were about Labor Day. For the most part folks were looking forward to having the day off Monday from work and school supposedly to rest, but too many do not rest due to having work to do at home or being on the lake, which brings to mind unlimited chores. Beamon always says this time of year reminds him of county fair time and the fun kids could have at that looked-for treat. He tells of being able to do wondrous things at the county fair for a dime. That got you in the gates and allowed for some treats to fill an empty stomach. The secret was hopefully the silver could be found for each child to pass through the gates of Funville. Ten cents 80-odd years ago equals several dollars nowadays. Someone else spoke of long years ago when a young worker, who was not the brightest star in the Milky Way, was furious if his employer did not pay him in money other than “little money” as he referred to a dime. So always his pay never included the thin little dime or he would throw it as far away as possible. Labor Day when we were growing up meant school began for us the very next day and there was always a touch of fall in the air. Usually it was cooler in the mornings and sometimes we needed long-sleeve garments early, but we kids never bothered with one because then we had to keep up with it during the day. There was not an abundance of clothes

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for any season at our house and mother made those for us. Holidays and Sundays were not work-free for us. School might be out and no public work was done, but that did not stop milking cows, feeding animals, making beds and cooking. I never figured why cooking was labeled as not working. Good grief! There is no harder chore than slaving in the kitchen over a hot stove and back then we only had one oscillating fan to sir the stifling heat. Nevertheless, we cooked because at our house there was no such thing as sandwiches or cereal to make the meal easier on the women. Breakfast was a full meal and then right into cooking pots full of fromscratch food for lunch (dinner). No slacking off either, which meant boiling beans or peas that took the longest to cook. If we had a roast, potatoes, carrots and onions were added to the pot and usually hot yeast rolls were rising. A green salad along with a dessert completed the meal. A three-layer cake or at least two chocolate or coconut pies graded the table, which took time to make. Only when our brother was sick did we ever leave the table without cleaning it off and washing and drying the dishes. One of us stayed at Ishmael’s bedside when he was awake and I have often wondered how folks tended to loved one

ing wildfires due to the state’s recurring drought conditions. In 2013, researchers project nearly 1.5 billion items will be littered onto Texas roadways. Nearly two-thirds of litter is considered “micro litter,” or items less than 2 inches in size. In 2012, TxDOT spent $47 million on litter pick-up. Research shows that cities, counties, institutions and businesses likely spend even more dealing with litter. Diboll does its part through its longstanding Adopt-A-Highway program and Keep Diboll Beautiful, which is part of Angelina Beautiful Clean. “These programs have been around for a long time and we take a lot of pride in that,” said local coordinator Elvia EstevesGarza. Texas is home to more than 25 million people, and an estimated 1,000 people move into the state every day, many

who were sick for years. Now there are health care centers where those in need of constant care can stay. I barely remember a “nursing home” when we were kids. There was only one hospital in Lufkin way back then and none of us kids were born in one. We got to see more that one and M.D. Anderson than we wanted to visit. Christal and I were grown women before becoming a hospital patient. *** David Crain stopped by MeLinda Harris’ beauty shop to get his hair cut. I was finishing up my “beautiful trial” one more time. It had been too long since I had seen him but when he started to leave he said he had heard bad things about me “on the street.” Somebody’s imagination would soar to make “bad” find me in Loper’s Pharmacy or Brookshire Brothers. *** Joyce Webb was laughing when she said she can’t get into the grocery store before being told her brother, Neal Denman, or nephew, Frank Clark, is either there or not there yet. They do that to me, as Neal is my uncle and Frank is a cousin. No need to think of doing much in a small town where most know you and the others are watching out the deli window! I did hear one many say if they started the Blue Law again, he would be a rich man. Walmart would be closed on Sundays. Sheila Scogin contributes this weekly column about Huntington-area residents.

of whom may not realize that littering is against state law. Through iconic Texas celebrities and painted trashcans, TxDOT’s Don’t mess with Texas® campaign continues to teach drivers how to do their part to keep our state clean. Properly inflating and maintaining tires can prevent roadside blowouts and their resulting debris. Throwing trash into trashcans or vehicle litterbags, and keeping cigarette butts in car ashtrays, are simple steps that can have significant impacts on the cleanliness of Texas roads. Drivers also should know that littering can be costly. Litterers can be fined up to $500 for the first offense, and repeat offenders can face fines up to $2,000 and 180 days in jail. For more information, visit And remember, Don’t mess with Texas®!

The 2013 Deep East Texas Association of Builders Parade of Homes event is bigger than ever this year with nine homes in the Parade. The two-day event, sponsored by First Bank & Trust East Texas, will be Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 14-15. The Parade’s Gold Sponsor is Consolidated Communications. Residents interested in building a new home, remodeling, adding on or those just wanting to see what’s new in home design and decorations can check out newly constructed homes and talk with the builders. “We are very excited to give our local builders the opportunity to show case their work,” Rick Renfro, DETAB president, said. “The Parade allows residents to visit several new homes to see first hand some of the newest building sciences, innovative technologies and design features as well as great new products. “Our goal is to assist you in making the decisions necessary to build your new custom home, buy a new home or re-

model your existing home. We believe the more you know the better prepared you will be to make the best long term decisions for your family. You will find building professionals on site at each home ready to answer questions and offer solutions.” A magazines highlighting each home and its builder and directions to each home is available online at Printed magazines will be available at Lufkin and Nacogdoches Brookshire Brothers, in local DETAB member businesses as well as in each home. The magazine also is loaded with information from local businesses that provide services and products for the home. The builders with homes on parade are: Melvin Linton Homes; Petty Construction; NP Enterprises; Dream Homes and Drafting; JTD Construction; Home Design Construction and Barrera. Petty and Dream Homes each have two homes in the event. Admission to the Parade is a donation of non-perishable food item,

which will be donated by DETAB to a local food bank, or a monetary donation to YouthBuild of the Pineywoods. YouthBuild is a jobs training program of Goodwill of Central East Texas. Representatives of YouthBuild will be in each home to answer any questions. This year DETAB also is asking visitors to vote for their favorite home in the Parade. Ballots will be available in each home. The winning home will featured as the cover photo on next year’s Parade magazine. DETAB is a non-profit organization serving six East Texas counties with only one foundational goal, that of protecting the American dream of home ownership. “We are oftentimes the only home owner advocacy group representing your interest in Austin and Washington D.C. Our desire is to do all that we can to ensure affordable housing,” Renfro said. For more information, contact the DETAB office, 1026 S. John Redditt Drive, Lufkin, at 936875-3000 or online at

Ashby recognized as conservative leader State Rep. Trent Ashby, R-Lufkin, was named a Lone Star Conservative Leader after the release of the Texas Conservative Roundtable’s 2013 Conservative Solutions scorecard. As part of educating the public on which state legislators met with the TCR’s expectations during the last legislative session, the TCR releases a scorecard every other year. This scorecard is a measurement of how lawmakers performed on issues consistent with TCR’s principles, missions, and goals of conservative solutions for state government. “I’m honored to have received this coveted distinction from the Texas Conservative Roundtable,” Ashby said. “My goal from day one has been to reflect and represent the strong conservative values of our District, and I remain committed to doing just that.” The TCR said in a

statement released with the scorecard, that it expects elected officials to maintain low taxes, a streamlined and predictable regulatory environment, a reliable infrastructure, and a transparent and efficient government. “We believe this scorecard accurately reflects which state legislators could be counted on to stand up for thoughtful, effective solutions to the challenges facing the Texas economy and the Texas business community,” the TCR’s statement said. “These legislators made difficult choices under enormous pressure, and continually declined to cast the easy or politically expedient vote, instead opting to stand up and be conservative stewards of Texas.” Rep. Ashby was named a Conservative Leader, the highest honor given to legislators on the scorecard. Key votes for Rep. Ashby included supporting critical water, education and tax

relief efforts, and opposing unnecessary regulations and government spending. “During this year’s legislative session the Texas legislature managed to complete its work without raising taxes and without damaging the economic climate in the state,” the TCR’s statement said. “In fact, Texas continues to be recognized as a national and world leader in job creation and economic development. That success is no accident; it is due to the list of conservative honorees recognized by this scorecard who displayed leadership and courage during the 83rd Legislative Session.” According to its website the Texas Conservative Roundtable is a nonpartisan coalition of concerned business leaders and citizens who have come together to ensure that Texas remains a national and world leader for economic activity and quality of life.

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A Labor Day message from Texas Workforce Commissioners Labor Day is a unique opportunity every year to celebrate and thank Texas’ more than 12.7 million workers who contribute to the economic strength and prosperity of our great state. Since “Gone to Texas” signs were placed outside homes and businesses across America in the 19th century, Texas has a long history of attracting talented workers who created a lasting legacy of collaboration and innovation that continues today. For most people, work is more than just a job; it provides a means for supporting families, the basic necessities that contribute to our safety and security, and most importantly, dignity for hardworking individuals. There is much to be proud of here in Texas. Our 468,000 employers have added almost 293,000 jobs in the past year, and Texas’ unemployment rate has remained well below the U.S. rate. The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) and the state’s 28 local workforce development boards, which together comprise Texas Workforce Solutions, work closely with the state’s economic development entities to create innovative workforce programs that help connect qualified job seekers with employers seeking skilled workers.

Texas Workforce Solutions has assisted nearly 1.5 million job seekers across Texas with reemployment and rapid response services this year, including nearly 34,000 individuals who received workforce training to enhance their skills. Additionally, more than 92,000 employers received workforce business services this year, including applicant screening and referral services. WorkInTexas. com, TWC’s comprehensive online job matching system, has more than 500,000 registered users and is a free resource that provides job search assistance to individuals seeking work and recruiting assistance to employers in Texas. reached a major milestone this year when the number of jobs filled through its services surpassed 2 million. Texas Workforce Solutions and our partners continue our efforts to find innovative ways to serve hardworking Texans. We understand that the success of our state and communities rests in large part with the workers who have contributed so much to our economic prosperity. As you enjoy this holiday with family or friends, we thank you for helping to make Texas great.

Ready for Round 2 of school funding saga School has started, the Friday night lights are back on, and the heat has yet to take a break at your State Capitol. It looks like the school funding saga is getting ready for round two, and Texas boaters will have something new to consider in their education classes.

Education lawsuit reopened

In February, State District Judge John Dietz called Texas’ school finance system unconstitutional, agreeing with hundreds of school districts and several plaintiffs’ groups which sued the state last year, arguing the current finance system fails to provide adequate and equitable funding. Judge Dietz never issued a final ruling however, and this summer said that he would reopen the case in order to discuss what impact the actions from our legislative session earlier this year might have on his initial ruling. During the regular session, the Legislature passed a monumental education bill in HB 5, which curtailed high-stakes testing and provided flexibility in graduation plans. We also restored much of the funding to public education that was cut two years ago, and we did so using a more equitable formula. Depending on the outcome of this newly reopened case, another special session could be on the horizon in 2014.

TxDOT plans on hold

Many of you may have heard of the Texas Department of Transportation’s plans to convert some of our state Farm-to-Market roads from asphalt to gravel in parts of the state experiencing robust oil and gas production. None of our counties in House District 57 were impacted by the initial proposal, but these plans were recently put on hold by TXDoT in order to give legislators and citizens in the affected counties more time to review and consider the rationale behind their proposal. It’s unclear at this time if TXDoT will proceed with their original


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plans, but rest assured I will continue to closely monitor this situation.

A bill and some change: Aquatic invasion

Our state’s waterways are battling non-native invasive species that are causing serious economic and environmental damage to the ecosystems here in Texas. Several factors have led to the spread of such species in parts of the state: a lack of resources to treat infested areas, the species’ rapid reproduction rates and some species’ ability to cling onto boats that aren’t cleaned properly. Locally, our biggest fight is with Giant Salvinia, an aquatic fern that grows in chains and floats on surface water with thread-like leaves that hang underwater. Populations are known to double in as little as two weeks, and grow into dense mats in the water that affect oxygen levels and block pipes and irrigation systems. Legislation passed this spring aims to increase awareness among Texas boaters about how to prevent the spread of Giant Salvinia and other invasive aquatic species by adding related questions to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s boating education course. If we can educate boaters, fisherman and everyone out on the water, then they can be our real front line defense against the spread and introduction of these invasive species into new water bodies across Texas.

Back to School

With school starting back recently, I know our students are excited to be back in the classroom. A good education is the foundation for success, and I want to extend my best wishes to all parents, teachers, and students for a great school year.


As always, my staff and I are available during the week at 936-634-2762 or 512-4630508.


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1. Dads 6. Common inquiries 9. *You can place a football one in Vegas 13. Throat dangler 14. Australian runner 15. Man with a mission 16. Sans-_____ font 17. Day ___ 18. Deserving of respect? 19. Rains and snows together 21. *Start of the game 23. Greatest possible 24. Hit the road 25. Hair raiser 28. Affirmative 30. *A ______ defense uses five defensive backs

35. Smell 37. “____ the night before Christmas...” 39. Ronald Reagan’s wife 40. Formerly Persia 41. Certain saxes 43. Cow sounds 44. Goes great with onions 46. *Most players must be still until this 47. Whimper 48. Wiggle room 50. Moonfish 52. “___ the season ...” 53. Chapter 11 issue 55. Mutt 57. *Final destination 61. Like Anthony Kiedis’s group 64. Refined woman 65. Caustic chemical 67. Star in Cygnus 69. Cell phone bill item 70. *Received when deplaning to attend the Pro Bowl?

1. It causes inflammation 2. They go north and south in NYC 3. Opposite of knit 4. Venusian, e.g. 5. *Defensive score 6. Come clean, with “up” 7. It increases strength of signals 8. San Francisco’s 1906 event 9. Pitcher’s illegal move 10. Taro plant 11. Not kosher 12. Feudal laborer 15. Jelly ingredient 20. Kappa Alpha _____ 22. Wayside stop 24. Knickknackery 25. *Tailgating staple? 26. Creepy 27. Furlough 29. Hole-making tools 31. *Where football training happens 32. Flogger’s tool 33. Food safety threat 34. Plural of lysis 36. Was aware of 38. Cleaning bar 42. Elbow room 45. Radar + dome 49. Japanese capital 51. *Only 11 allowed here 54. Isabella Swan of “Twilight” 56. Watery discharge of the eyes 57. Plural of #14 Across 58. Org. with a mission 59. Normandy landing 60. Opposite of zigs 61. Bit attachment 62. In one case 63. Seaside bird 66. Coniferous tree 68. Made in the morning?

Nichols offers his 5 cents worth This Monday, September 2, was Labor Day. I hope that you have a safe and enjoyable weekend with your friends and family.

1. Final passage of SJR 1

The third special session adjourned with the final passage of SJR 1. This constitutional amendment will be on the ballot in November 2014. If approved by voters a portion of the oil and gas severance tax will be used for the state’s roads and bridges and will be the first new revenue stream for transportation in over a decade. I am thankful for the passage of this bill, and know that it will go a long way in helping to solve transportation funding issues in the great State of Texas.

2. Interim charges

As students are coming off their summer vacation and adjusting to homework after school, the Legislature is beginning to come up with ideas for what our homework will be over the next year and a half. Because the Legislature only meets in odd-numbered years for just 140 days, there is a limited amount of time for laws to be passed. Interim charges give us a way to study and examine the different sides of an issue, provide suggestions for solutions and begin work on potential legislation for the next session. The Lieutenant Governor assigns these charges to the Senate, and the Speaker of the House makes as-


signments for the House. Any member, however, may make a suggestion for a charge. My office keeps an ongoing list of ideas and most of them come from suggestions from our constituents. If you have a request or suggestion for a topic that could be studied, please let me or my staff know.

3. Bills going into effect on September 1

In the last legislative and three special sessions, many bills were passed and signed into law. While some of those went into effect the day they were signed by the Governor, most did not. Many are delayed until September 1 of the legislative year, or until the next year to give state agencies and the public time to become aware of new laws or changes to current law. It also marks the beginning of the fiscal year and the new budget cycle, which is important to note as some bills require funding to be put into action. There are 659 bills which go into effect on September 1, 2013. Some of these you might be familiar with such as SB 181 which allows a driver to display their proof of insurance on their smart phone, SB 1907 which allows college students to keep their concealed weapon in their car on campus property and the craft brewery “beer” bills which allow for the selling

of a limited amount of beer on-site as well as to distributors such as restaurants.

4. The dog days of hunting

As hunting season approaches, hunters will be able to add another tool to their hunting gear this year. Over the past few months the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) has held public hearings to consider a new law making it legal to use up to two dogs to trail a wounded deer. In 1990, TPWD adopted a law restricting the use of deer hunting dogs in 34 East Texas counties because they believed that the unlawful use of hunting dogs could lead to a decrease in the deer population. A few years later they eased the restriction in 10 of those counties, and now they have recently added 12 more counties which will be able to use deer hunting dogs. The 10

remaining restricted counties include Angelina, Hardin, Jasper, Nacogdoches, Newton, Orange, Sabine, San Augustine, Shelby and Tyler.

5. Changes in concealed handgun laws

Beginning next month those applying for a first time Concealed Handgun License (CHL) will have a reduced amount of class time. Current law requires at least 10 and no more than 15 hours of classroom instruction including a physical demonstration of skill on a shooting range. SB 864 modifies the law by making classes a minimum of four hours and a maximum of six hours, plus a separate range segment that has no time limit. For current CHL holders the renewal process has become even easier. They will no longer have to attend a refresher class, but simply submit an application and fee to renew.

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God can only use broken vessals If you bother to watch the news or read the newspaper, you can say that it was shocking this week. A judge in another state said that a girl was older than her chronological age and gave a rapist 30 days jailtime because he appeared repentant. Say what? Fourteen is fourteen, and IF she was more mature than her chronological age, I wonder what mature man educated her in the field of her sexuality? Children are born innocent of such things, and stay innocent until someone exposes them to these things. More than likely this teen suffered who knows what kind of abuse at the hands of such men as this repentant teacher. More than likely, he

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Jan Allbritton is only being that way because he got caught. An abuser bothers others and gets away with it about 181 times before they are ever caught. How many other young women had this man bothered? I know of a rapist who raped at least three young virgins while he was in high school. None of them ever told. Did he threaten them? Did

he shame them? I don’t know what he did, but he was able to keep up his nasty acts because no one spoke up. These young ladies are getting on with their lives, but what damage did he do? It took them 20 years to even begin to heal. One waited a long, long time to even get married and have kids, another married several times because she had problems trusting men, and the other I don’t know what has happened in her life. The rapist married and had a bunch of kids and lives in a metropolis. I often wonder if he is continuing to do what he did to them. I wonder if he even thinks about the damage that he did to these innocent young women. I pray that

he repented and turned to God. I pray that those young ladies were able to forgive and heal. Then take a look at the music awards and see what one young woman did. She performed in such a way that she shocked those who are jaded already. She behaved in such a way that she acted like a serpent. Her dress and dance were horrible and vulgar. And some call that entertainment? Let’s call a spade a spade. It was not entertainment. It was sick and not acceptable to be shown on television. This young woman was innocent and along the way, some producer or agent con-

vinced her to cross over to the dark side all in the name of fame and money. This is not acceptable! We need to be praying for our youth. They are being bombarded by trash from all sides, and think that it is the norm to think, dress, and act that way. Our youth need strong moms and dads to stand in the gap for them, and to teach them right from wrong. We need to tell them that it is not acceptable to dress like a tramp and expect to be treated like a lady. Pastor Todd preached on Jonah this week, and he was pointing out that when we sin, we are running TEACHER cont’d p. 6

Don’t be afraid to share relationship with God “If anyone is ashamed of me and my message, the Son of Man will be ashamed of that person when he returns in his glory and in the glory of the Father and the holy angels.” Luke 9:2.

There comes a point in every kid’s life when they become embarrassed of their parents. I remember being in grade school, and when my mom dropped me off, I made her kiss me good bye way before reaching the school. I didn’t want my friends to see me kissing my mom bye – like they didn’t have their own parents who were kissing them down the road so I couldn’t see them either! That was not the only issue of embarrassment. No – my mother had it down to an art. She would hold training bras, shirts, and pants up to me in the store to see


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if they were the right size; lick her finger and wipe something off of me, etc. The list goes on and on – complete mortification! My mother was not my only source of embarrassment in my youth. My dad would also embarrass me and Tina– quite often too. He, on the other hand, would often find humor in embarrassing us. This was

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his favorite. He would do something embarrassing in the store and then say our names REALLY loud! Needless to say, we didn’t shop with him too often! He spoke too loud sometimes and the good Lord knows he still can’t whisper to save his life. In my younger years, I guess I was embarrassed of my parents! This weekend, my cousin came into town. She has three kids of her own. We decided to get together, visit, and go out to eat. We went to a BBQ place in Lufkin. We sat at one table and the five kids sat at another. They didn’t want us to help them do anything. The kids ordered for themselves and pretty much ignored us. I guess they didn’t realize that other patrons in the restaurant knew they didn’t drive themselves, but none the less, we all enjoyed our meal. We made a

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FUMC Youth led the morning worship service Sunday. quick stop for frozen yogurt for des- on the radio. One of the kids said they sert. Again – my cousin and I sat at didn’t like that song, so me being who one table. The kids sat at the other. The I am, turned it up louder. Then the kids only time they didn’t have a problem began to protest. Again, my mischieinteracting with us was when we paid vous side came out, so I turned it up for their stuff. Go figure! more and began to dance. This really While driving home, a song came SISTERS cont’d p. 6

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Thursday, September 5, 2013

30 Years Ago: DISD reports 1,809 students One Year Ago

Former Baptist missionary Betty Marie Smith is honored with 80th birthday reception hosted by the Diboll First Baptist Church. Lufkin native Col. Charles A. Jumper retires from the U.S. Army after serving nearly 30 years of service. Diboll Day Queen Candidate Emily Parish host Tupperware sale as fundraiser at the T.L.L. Temple Memorial Library. Lumberjacks fall in rain-delayed opener, 27-17 to Fairfield Eagles. Carlos Teal led the Jacks’ offense with 73 yards rushing and a pair of touchdowns. Huntington High School Red Devils start the 2012 season off with a 3612 loss against the Tarkington Longhorns. R.J. Lange led the Red Devils’ offense with 102 yards rushing and two touchdowns.

Five Years Ago

The 2008-2009 Diboll High School Dazzlers Dance/Drill Team includes Laci Burchfield, Callie Shivers, Chelsi Harper, Nancy Chavez, Bianca Meza, Elizabeth Castillo, Kelsey Haschke, Shleby ricks, Samantha Garcia, Corrin Presnall, Ruby Hernandez, Rosalinda Oliverez and Selena Meza. 2008 Diboll Day Queen Candidates include Ashley Wilson, Ashley Hines and


30 Years of Diboll Free Press Clippings A Public Service of The History Center Chelsea Havard . Jacks fall to strong 2-A foe Kirbyville, 36-28 in football action. Jacks played sluggish and committed 25 penalties in game Diboll Free Press sports contributor Joe Miranda writes history of Diboll football detailing the 1938 creation of 6-man football at Diboll High School. Miss McGillicudy’s, a boutique and tanning salon located at the intersection of Highway 59 and FM 2497 near the Brisket House is Diboll’s newest business. The proud owner is Mandy Smith.

Ten Years Ago

The suspect in the 1979 slaying of Angelina County Sheriff’s Deputy Don Willmon is nabbed after 24 years of running with the apprehension of Alvaro Rodarte in Mexico. Diboll students Angel Moore, Erica Meza, D.J. Mark, Heather Warren and Megan Baldree cut the ceremonial ribbon to open the Diboll High School’s Go Center, a community-based mentoring/assistance program that helps motivate students toward pursing a college education. Receiving Angelina

from God. However, God is always chasing us in His mercy. God may send storms of mercy to get our attention.He talked about how we might have disordered anger or priorities. What? Do you mean that my priorities might not be God’s? When God asked Jonah to go to Ninevah, He was wanting to send an army of one. As you know Jonah ran from God, was swallowed by a giant fish and stayed there three days. After Jonah repented, he was thrown up on the shore by the fish. He then went to Ninevah. Ninevah was a huge city with dark and primitive ways. However after Jonah told them what God had said, the entire city repented and turned to God. The entire city, this huge city, repented and turned to God because the army of one did what God has asked. God oftentimes sends an army of one to do His business. Right now, our nation is in need of a moral and spiritual awakening. Are you willing to be an army of one? If you or I want to be fully used by God, we have to step down from our throne of self. We have to become humble, repentant, and broken. God can only use broken vessels. When we are weak and broken, then God can come


upgrade. The Keeler grant of $97,000 meant that the school district only had to make up the remainder of the total, resulting in considerable savings in school funds. Grants from the Keeler Program are made in honor of Thomas T. Keeler and his wife Cora and in memory of his grandfather T.L.L. Temple and his mother Marquerite Temple Payne. They are given to organizations which seek 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. “Obviously, we want to be proactive,” Martel said. “This system gives us much better monitoring capability which is an asset not only when dealing with a threat to safety but also as a deterrent to misbehavior by students and a tool for maintaining discipline.” School buses in the district have the new cameras, too. Their presence frees the driver to concentrate on the

College 35-year service pins are charter faculty members Ronnie Hall (math), Linda Pogozelski (office administration), Stanley Pogozelski (history), and Gaylon Wright (business). State-rank #1 Lufkin High School Panthers rip Katy, 35-14 in rout. East Chambers Buccaneers romp Huntington Red Devils, 41-7 in football action. Diboll students receiving fall Angelina College scholarships are Daniel Rast and Linda Tolly.

Thirty Years Ago This Week

Jewell D. Drake closed his neighborhood Drake Grocery & Market in the Lakeview Addition in Diboll after 25 years in the business. Drake worked earlier for Southern Pine Lumber Company for 26 years, failed to get a raise he thought he deserved and decided to open this small store.

Twenty Years Ago

Diboll ISD adopts $7.3 million budget and will keep same tax as last year’s $1.31 per $100 valuation. Virgil and Marcille Havard of Diboll celebrates 50th wedding anniversary with reception at the Fair Acres Community Center hosted by family and friends. Lufkin Service League officers for 1993-1994 includes Barbara Ferguson, president; Sally Cain, vice president; Doran Gipson, secretary; Jennifer Conway, treasurer; Jenny Fleming, assistant treasurer; and Terri Zeleskey, parliamentarian.

in and be our strength. We had a baptism service Sunday morning, and it is always so awesome. There was a man around my age who was getting baptized. He was crying when the others got baptized ahead of him. When his turn came, he was crying. When he came out of the water, he was crying. Do you know why he was crying? He was crying because HE GOT IT!! He got it that he did not deserve the love of God, but God loved him anyway. He got it that it didn’t matter what he had done, God loved him anyway. HE GOT IT!! The whole church was going wild because he was broken, humbled, and repentant. The way that we are all supposed to be!!! I just know that God is doing something absolutely amazing in this guy’s life because HE GOT IT! “I once was blind, but now I see! Amazing Grace, How sweet the sound, that saved a wretch like me. I once was lost, but now am found, twas blind, but now I see!” HE GOT IT! Do you get it? Humbled, repentant, and broken. Now, that is somebody God can use! Jan Allbritton is a Diboll resident who teaches at St. Cyprian’s Episcopal School.

road more completely and eliminates the need to place another adult on board to monitor riders’ behavior. Martel added future technology will allow for the data from each trip to be automatically downloaded when the bus pulls back into the bus yard. Consequently, nobody will have to manually conduct the process, and the information will always be accessible, he said. The new security system also includes keyless access to the buildings. Each employee has an access card which must be used to open exterior doors, and anyone without a card must be buzzed in by office workers after they have been identified via camera. In addition, school personnel can check from one location to see that all doors are locked. They can tell from a computer screen if a particular area is not secure. A final step in the security upgrade was the installation of a programmable gate on the back parking lot at the high school campus to allow traffic to be diverted to the front of the building for proper identification.

Photo Courtesy of The History Center

Four new principals are now in place at Huntington ISD- Mike Nesbit, Huntington High School; Butch Felker, Huntington Middle School; Dan Townsend, Huntington Intermediate School; and Joan Smith, Huntington Elementary School. Diboll High School Ladyjack volleyball team this season consist of Cristy Davis, Lamartha Kiel, Veronica R. Salazar, Veronica Salazar, Shelly Castillo,


mortified the kids. My cousin joined in too. As we danced and sang at the top of our lungs in the “mommy mobile” minivan, the kids ducked, hid their faces, and pretended not to know us. We were getting attention from other drivers too – who joined in dancing with us. So to top off the greatest “mommy” moment ever, I just HAD to open the sun roof and add waving to everyone around us to our grand performance! My cousin and I were laughing so hard – we were crying! We stopped at a red light and the song was over. We closed the sun roof and laughed and laughed. We composed ourselves and told the kids that more performances were in our future. They just loved that! I guess I take after my dad because I did enjoy embarrassing them – just a little bit. Now that I am older, I realize how silly it was to be embarrassed or ashamed of my

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Thirty Years Ago

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parents. They love me unconditionally, and they were and still are always there for me – when many of the friends from school are long gone. I don’t mind when my dad is too loud or when my mom holds clothes up to me in the store (which she has done to this day). I just enjoy spending time with them. I know that time is a gift and no day is guaranteed. Now I am wiser and understand the joys of being together and unconditional love. Our father in Heaven wants to spend time with us, wants us to share him with others, and wants us to be open in our relationship with him. Too often we are ashamed and hide our relationship with God, our spiritual beliefs, and our religion with others. Why is it so easy to share inappropriate things with others – without embarrassment, yet any mention of a close relationship with God is a taboo subject to be tip toed around? We can spread

Training (BCT) at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. A history of the Havard family of Angelina County is presented to the T.L.L.Temple Memorial Library. The volume is completed by Wood McMullen. Hal Davis, manager of KIPR radio says the station will broadcast Diboll Lumberjacks football games this year. Diboll Historical Society to begin oral interviews of locals for history of Diboll. gossip but not the gospel. Is this the way we should be? Join me today. Don’t be afraid to share God and your relationship with him with everyone you know. Live your life with the example to become more like him. Let others see him in you in all you do and say. Won’t you share him today? *** First Untied Methodist Church has much to offer. Youth, 6th grade - 12th grades, meet on Wednesdays and Sundays. YUMYS, (PK4-5th grades) meet Sunday afternoons. Sunday school for all ages and groups begins at 10 a.m. each Sunday. Worship begins at 11 a.m. each Sunday. *** Come out and meet us; come and let us know what we can do to serve you. We want to welcome you into the family of God. Come join us as we worship our Lord. Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors!

Don’t be sidelined by headaches during this Back-to-School season (StatePoint) -- The busy backto-school season can be riddled with all kinds of emotions for both parents and kids. From new schedules to new school supplies, a headache may not be far behind. In fact, 44 percent of parents say that they expect to get a headache during the back-to-school season, according to a recent survey by the makers of Excedrin. Whether it’s back-to-school season, or any other time of the year, Dr. Keri Peterson, internist at a major New York City hospital, advises sufferers not to simply grin and bear the pain. She offers the following tips to help prevent headaches: • Manage your new routine: A new or changing routine can cause physical and mental stress, one of the most common headache triggers. Try easing into your new back-to-school routine. Ensure you’re still leaving yourself time for sleep and exercise; keeping these two consistent helps with your

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It’s never too early to Mentoring orientation instill love of learning to be held next week (StatePoint) -- Parents don’t need to wait until their children are heading to kindergarten to incorporate learning into their everyday lives. In fact, the sooner they start, the better, as studies show that younger minds are better able to absorb new information. But kids learn better when they’re having fun – so be sure to make it enjoyable. The goal is to get kids excited about learning before they even start school. “Making learning fun can foster a pursuit of knowledge at a young age,” says Dr. Helen Boehm, a psychologist and consultant for VTech, a maker of age-appropriate and developmental stage-based electronic learning products for children. There are many fun ways to get kids to love learning: • Read together: Give children a literary kick start by reading together. It will expand their vocabulary, introduce them to the alphabet, expose them to new ideas and foster a love of reading. Choose books with fun and engaging stories and characters, covering subjects that interest them. Make trips to the library seem like a fun treat, and plan visits around the

library’s storytelling hour. • Explore: Visit a children’s museum, historical society or aquarium that has great programs for children. Such programs are usually hands-on, giving children a chance to learn more about history, dinosaurs or art in an interactive way. • Learning toys: Traditional toys can also provide a fun, educational edge. Instead of a classic teddy bear, consider a customizable one, such as Cody the Smart Cub or Cora the Smart Cub, who can be personalized with a child’s name, favorite stories and songs. The cubs are a great way to introduce kids to valuable every-day life skills, such as daily routines, first words and emotions. Or try the 3-in-1 Race & Learn, a driving simulation game that can build hand-eye coordination and help kids master multi-tasking skills while teaching letters, phonics, numbers and shapes. Another option is a tablet made for kids, such as the Little Apps Tablet, that features vivid animations and sounds, pretend camera activity, and learning games that teach counting, words, letters and math through activities with progressive learning levels. • Learn together: Al-


ways wanted to study a foreign language? Parents can consider learning with their child. It’s perfect because they’ll both be total beginners. Practicing together will be fun and can be a good distraction for restless kids during errands or in the car. And early childhood is the best time to pick up language skills. • Food Fun: Plan a trip to a local farm with children. It’s a great way to experience the outdoors and learn how food grows. Many farms have opportunities to “pick your own” produce. Getting kids to help in the kitchen is another terrific way to improve fine motor skills and learn about food and nutrition.




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Jacks open with tough loss It was a rough opening night on the road Friday for the Diboll Lumberjacks as they dropped a 70-13 decision to the Fairfield Eagles. Diboll was looking for a bit of retribution after last season’s 27-17 home loss in the season opener at Lumberjack Stadium last season. But instead Diboll was overwhelmed from the opening kickoff. Fairfield took 31 seconds to get on the scoreboard, then scored 40 points in the first 14 minutes of the game on the way to the overwhelming win. Diboll had no answer for Larry Rose, who gained 116 yards and scored four touchdowns despite only having nine carries. Fairfield also had a balanced attack as Jacob Gallegos threw for 213 yards and two touchdowns on 10-of-13 passing. Meanwhile Raive Sheppard and Samuel Scott came up with a few big plays through the air, but it was nowhere near enough to match the Eagles’ attack. Sheppard threw for 115 yards and two touchdowns while going 6-of-16 through the air. Samuel Scott caught three of those passes for 90 yards, including both touchdowns. Fairfield got its offense rolling early as it had a long kickoff return before Gallegos ran in for a 21-yard score, making it 6-0. Rose then began to get to work as he scored on a oneyard plunge to make it 13-0. Later in the quarter, Rose added touchdown runs of 18 and 41 yards to make it 260. The Eagles closed out the scoring in the first quarter on an Alex Ward 22-yard interception return that upped

Sports Briefs Jacks o’ Week

Lumberjacks of the W e e k honored by the J a c k Backers are BJ V i n s o n Vinson on defense and Sammy Scott on offense. Lexxus Scott Hamilton was Lady Jack of the Week for the volleyball Hamilton team.

District football

Jasper 1-0 0-0 Carthage 1-0 0-0 Huntington 1-0 0-0 Diboll 0-1 0-0 Center 0-1 0-0 Last week Jasper 45, Liberty 3; Fairfield 70, Diboll 13; Carthage 42, Jacksonville 28; Huntington 20, Tarkington 18; Buna 27, Center 7.

Subvarsity v’ball vs. New CAney The White Team These girls had a great game vs a much bigger school and almost came away with a win. They lost game 1 (21-25) and lost game 2 (12-25) Standouts for the White team were Arriana Bussey with 7 aces in a row and 3 kills.

The Red Team You might of missed one of the most exciting games of these girls lives, after winning the first game 25-22, lost the second game 24-26 and winning the third game 25-19. There were several long rallies throughout the match with most points coming from outstanding plays. Standouts for the Red team were Liz Martinez with 7 aces, Ashlee Pantajoa with 18 digs and 2 assists, Darbie Parks with 3 aces, 3 kills, 13 digs and 4 assists, Karina Palomino with 3 digs and an assist, Mya Ward with 7 kills and 2 blocks, Shardnea Rayson with 2 spikes and 5 digs, Brandion Taylor with 6 spikes and a block, Chloe Pershall with 2 aces, 2 spikes and a block, and Jypsy Rosales with 2 kills, 8 assists, 4 digs and a block.

Photos by Richard Nelson

Left, Raive Sheppard breaks free for some positive yardage during the Lumberjacks’ season-opening loss Friday against the Fairfield Eagles in Fairfield. Right, Isaac Hernandez gets a bead on a Fairfield player. the margin to 33-0. Fairfield made it the half on a Gallegos 50-yard touch- gan-Camden Bulldogs (1-0). * Every mistake costs you every 40-0 early in the second quarter when down pass. “Everyone seems to be up and time on the varsity level, both on ofRose got his last touchdown of the The Eagles scored the first 10 ready to move forward; (Fairfield fense and defense, unlike the freshrun, this from six yards out. points of the second half to take a was just a game in a long season,” man and JV level. Diboll had its biggest highlight 50-point lead at 57-7 before Diboll Adair said. “Many lessons were * Mental toughness is just as of the night to get on the board as a got its second touchdown pass from learned across the board last week.” important as physical toughness, Sheppard pass was deflected before Sheppard to Scott, this one from 39 Adair enumerated those lessons: setbacks are going to occur in the Scott hauled it in and scored on a 47- yards out, to make it 57-13. But Fair* Our aggression and toughness game as well as in life, and the way yard touchdown reception, making it field added a pair of late scores. has to match our opponent, at the you handle those is a great determi40-7. Diboll (0-1) is now preparing for very least, to have a chance to com- nant to your level of opportunity for Fairfield made it 47-7 just before their home-opener against the Corri- pete at the varsity level. success.

District teams go 3-2 in football openers CODY L. HAVARD

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Diboll Lumberjacks (0-1) Last week: Fairfield 70, Diboll 13 This week: vs. Corrigan-Camden (1-0) The Lumberjacks will look to shake off a forgettable opener when they resume a long-time rivalry with the Corrigan-Camden Bulldogs in Diboll Friday night. Diboll was blitzed in the opener by a Fairfield team that is expected to contend for the 193A crown. Things won’t get much easier for the ’Jacks this week when they host a Corrigan-Camden team that opened the season with a dominating 47-19 win over an Elysian Fields team that is usually a threat at the 2A level. Keegan Mitchell led the Bulldogs’ attack with 166 yards on 16 carries while scoring three touchdowns. Corrigan-Camden built an early 14-point lead and held off every Yellowjackets’ threat along the way before pulling away late for the season-opening win. The Bulldogs got on the board first when Haden Armstrong ran on an eight-yard touchdown to make it 7-0. CorriganCamden later added touchdowns on touchdowns from Carlos Inguanzo and Mitchell to take a 20-6 lead. Elysian Fields narrowed the gap

to 20-13 on a 46-yard touchdown pass and appeared to be on its way to a game-tying touchdown. However, Kevin Moore intercepted a pass and returned it 55 yards to set up another Mitchell touchdown. Corrigan-Camden cruised from there before rolling to the 28-point win. Diboll is looking for its second straight win over Corrigan-Camden. Last season, the ’Jacks got one of their two wins on the year with a 26-14 decision over Corrigan-Camden.


Huntington Red Devils (1-0) Last week: Huntington 20, Tarkington 18 This week: at Palestine Westwood (0-1) The Huntington Red Devils got their 2013 season, and the Ryan Soderquist era, off to an impressive start by taking a hard-fought 20-18 win over the Tarkington Longhorns. The win ended a 19-game losing streak that dated back to the 2011 season opener when Huntington beat that same Tarkington team. The Red Devils will now try to make it two straight wins as they travel to take on a Palestine Westwood team that opened the season in disappointing fashion, dropping a 48-7 decision to Mineola. Westwood made the move down to Class 2A last season and finished with a 3-7 re-

cord with its only district victory being a 28-10 win over Crockett in the last week of the season. Last season was a nailbiter as the Red Devils came up on the short end of a 20-18 decision.


Carthage Bulldogs (10) Last week: Carthage 42, Jacksonville 28 This week: at Lindale (0-1) It was a big week for the Carthage Bulldogs as they rolled to a 42-28 win over 4A Jacksonville and moved up to No. 1 in The Associated Press state rankings. Carthage avenged a rare loss to Jacksonville from last season as it got a balanced effort from its offensive starts in the win. Blake Bogenschutz threw for 276 yards, Tee Goree caught eight passes for 144 yards and two touchdowns and Tevin Pipkin ran for 184 yards and two scores. The game was a tight one early as Carthage got on the board with a Bogenschuts TD pass to O’Kerion Rutherford and an eight-yard touchdown run by Bogenschutz before Jacksonville answered with 14 points of its own to tie the game. The Bulldogs took a 21-14 lead just before the half on a three-yard touchdown pass from Bogenschutz to Goree. The lead grew to 2814 on another Bogenschutzto-Goree touchdown, this one

from 44 yards out. Jacksonville cut that lead back down to seven on two separate occasions before Carthage put the game away on another Goree touchdown pass from 36 yards, making the final 42-28. Lindale opended the season with a shootout 56-37 loss. Lindale trailed 21-17 at the half before Chapel Hill ran away in the second half for the win.


Center Roughriders (0-1) Last week: Buna 27, Center 7 This week: vs. Pine Tree (10) After finishing with an 8-3 record last season, the Center Roughriders have high hopes for the 2013 season. But that season got off to a rough start on Friday night as Buna handed the Roughriders a 27-7 setback. That loss came as a surprise after Buna was picked to finish outside of the playoff picture in 213A. This week, Center will look to break into the win column against a Pine Tree team that started the season with a hard-fought 42-38 win in its new stadium. The Pirates held a 42-24 lead before having to hold off a late surge from Van. Dalvin Manns had a stellar night for Pine Tree with a 16-of-19 performance for 385 yards and five touchdowns. Mason Hays had a huge night at receiver for

Pine Tree as he hauled in six passes for 228 yards and four touchdowns. In last season’s matchup, the Roughriders rolled to a 42-16 win over Pine Tree.


Jasper Bulldogs (1-0) Last week: Jasper 45, Liberty 3 This week: Jasper at Orangefield (1-0) The Jasper Bulldogs started the season in grand fashion, rolling to a 45-3 win over the Liberty Panthers. With six players returning on each side of the ball, Jasper dominated an overmatched Liberty team on both sides of the ball. Liberty was a preseason pick to make the playoffs but Jasper dominated in every phase of the game. This week, Jasper will look for a 2-0 start against an Orangefield team coming off a narrow 22-21 win over East Chambers. Orangefield outgained East Chambers 405-115 in the game but was hurt by allowing two long kickoff returns. Orangefield trailed 21-14 late in the game before Matthew Kress scored on a 37-yard touchdown in the final two minutes. Orangefield then went for two and Dustin Verrett converted for the win. In last season’s matchup, Jasper had little trouble in disposing of Orangefield, taking a 5514 win.

Lady Jacks regrouping after one tough week RICHARD NELSON

Photo by Richard Nelson

Senior Shona Clay, left, and freshman Mia Williams go up for a block against Fairfield during Friday’s loss.

It was a roller coaster week for the Diboll Lady Jack volleyball team Aug. 27-Sept. 3. The Lady Jacks began the week setting records in a five-game barnburner against Class 4A New Caney. Each game was close, with Diboll losing 21-25, 25-20, 26-24, 20-25, 14-16. Lexxus Hamilton set the school record for kills in a match with 29 and added 18 digs. Kyla Cunningham tied the school record for blocks in a match with 12 and had 15 digs. Chassidy Adams’work as setter helped those totals. She recorded 25 assists, and also added 19 digs, 3 aces and 3 blocks. Destiny Oliphant also had a great night on the back row with 17 digs, and Kameri Mott added 17 digs to go with her 3 kills. Shayla Hubbard had 18 assists and 9 digs, while Mia Williams had 16 digs and 3 kills. As a team, the Lady Jacks recorded 49 kills and 118 digs. “These girls were getting everything off the floor and nothing was hitting the ground,” said Ron Holton, Lady Jack volleyball coach. But then the Lady Jacks traveled to Fairfield and lost in 3 games, 10-25, 16-25, 13-25. The Lady Jacks were without three of their top players.

They also dropped five matches in the tournament that bookended the Fairfield match. The Lady Jack varsity is now composed of two seniors (Shonna Clay and Lexxus Hamilton); one junior (Kyla Cunningham); four sophomores (Shayla Hubbard, Tiffany Simmons, Kameri Mott and Destiny Oliphant); and two freshmen (Mia Williams and Mya Ward). “As you can see we are a very young team,” Holton said. “This is a rebuilding year for the volleyball program after graduating eight seniors last year. The younger girls have been asked to step up into a varsity position and learn on the go. But, this is the future of the Lady Jacks volleyball program and the more they play now, the better they will be in the future.” The Lady Jacks bounced back Tuesday with a 5-game match win over Woodville, 2516, 14-25, 25-23, 11-25, 15-13. Mott, Williams and Hubbard each recorded 3 aces; Mott and Hamilton had 7 kills each, with Williams adding another 5. Cunningham recorded 10 blocks and Simmons helped with 14 assists. “We are finally getting people settled in where they need to be and should make some noise come district time on September 20th,” Holton said. “I look forward to a bright future with these girls.”

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