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The Diboll

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Keeping news on a first-name basis

2013, Issue No. 37

Dateline Diboll

CIA fundraiser

Christians in Action Club at DHS is raising money to go towards community outreach and their wheelchair ramp project! They will have a fundraiser beginning at 10 a.m. this Saturday in the Brookshire brothers parking lot. There will be a car wash, hamburgers and hot dogs. If you or your business are interested in donating to the CIA Community outreach project, call Hunter at 936-2080019.

Fajita plates

Project Graduation 2014 is having a fajita plate sale on Saturday, Sept. 14, in front of the DISD Administration Building. Cost is $8 per plate, includes three fajitas, beans and rice, salsa and a drink.

Lil Dazzlers

LIL Dazzler sign-up is still going on for PreK3 through 5th-grade. Get your Lil Dazzler signed up. Spots are filling up quickly. You may contact any DHS Dazzler or call 936229-0675. Last Day to sign up is Sept. 20.

DBA meeting

The Diboll Business Association meets at 5:30 p.m. Monday at the TLL Temple Memorial Library. All are welcome. For more infor-


Freed By Christ

In God’s Bible Proverbs 17: 6 says, “Children’s children are the crown of old people.” We pray that the grandparents had a great and blessed Grandparents Day. Thank you for letting Jesus Christ use you to show His love to your grandchildren. Some of you are raising your grandchildren and we know Jesus Christ will give you wisdom. We know Jesus Christ will give you strength. We pray for the parents of your grandchildren. Jesus Christ has a great plan for your grandchildren’s lives if they will come to know Him as their Savior and Lord. Jesus will show you great and mighty things if you will accept Him as your Savior and Lord. You have a special place in the life of your grandchild. Jesus wants to have a special place in your life so you can spend forever with Him in Heaven. -- Bro. Kenny Hibbs, First Baptist Church


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Bingo, bonfire, fireworks Homecoming week activities not for the faint of heart RICHARD NELSON

It’s already almost time for Diboll Homecoming and this year there’s even more to look forward to than usual. The week kicks off Monday with a pep rally and bonfire – burn ban permitting -- beginning at 7 p.m. at Lumberjack Stadium. There will be a special performance by the Stephen F. Austin State University spirit teams. Also, Homecoming

photos can be taken. Tuesday features a Sportsman Bingo at 6:30 p.m. at the Lottie and Arthur Temple Civic Center. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. There will be eight regular games and two blackouts. Prizes are gift cards to popular retailers, many who sell things for the avid hunter or angler. The proceeds benefit the Diboll Civic Club to help fund civic functions. The concession stand will be operated by the 2014 Project Graduation parents and students.

A list of Bingo prizes is published on Page 7. Wednesday there will be a free movie, “Beware of Christians” shown at 7 p.m. at the civic center. Individuals, congregations and youth groups are invited to attend. “Beware of Christians” is about four college students who leave their routine Christian lives in the U.S. in a quest to find what it really means to be a follower of Jesus. They have grown up as Biblebelieving Christians who did all the right things. As they’ve grown older, they’ve realized that the Jesus in the Bible doesn’t exactly look like the healthy, wealthy American Jesus they’ve been trained to know and

love. Their journey across Europe, often a comedy of errors, includes a lost passport, an encounter with an Austrian pop star, a surprise discovery of a nude beach, and a romantic postcard entanglement. More importantly, the four guys capture real, honest discussions about what it means to follow Jesus. And, on Friday, after the fireworks the Lumberjacks will provide during their game against the Shepherd Pirates, there will be fireworks shooting off over Lumberjack Stadium. Kickoff is 7:30 p.m.; however, the crowning of the Homecoming King and Queen will be about 7 p.m. “I’d really just like to thank all

‘Diboll Days -- Then and Now’ Historical coloring book updated, reprinted thanks to Keeler Grant BURLON WILKERSON

Because Diboll is unique on so many levels, the Diboll Historical Society tries to preserve and pass on details of its past for future generations. One of the primary ways the group has been able to accomplish this goal is by providing a historical coloring book to school children. A recent donation from the Thomas T. Keeler Grant Program has guaranteed “Diboll Days— Then and Now”will continue to be available for many years. The $4,000 grant paid for the printing of a little more than 4,700 copies. Rebecca Donahoe, a long-time member of the Historical Society, explained the development of the books. “Twenty years ago Linda Maxey, a fellow

teacher, and I collected the material and created the coloring books to depict the history of Diboll. We made them available to third-grade social studies teachers, which is the level where local history is introduced in school,” she said. Local artist Raymond Ryan did the illustrations in that first edition, and the Temple Industries Public Relations department paid the publishing costs. They have been used in Diboll schools since that time, but last year Renae Lowther, the contact person for the project, notified the society that all the

A beautiful new school building was completed in 2012. H. G. Temple Elementary School houses grades K-3. The adjoining H. G. Temple Intermediate School is for grades 4-6. The school is named for Henry Gresham Temple, who was a manager of Southern Pine Lumber Company from 1938-1948. Because of his efforts to help the school gain accreditation, the original black school was named for him in 1942.

The Temple house on Hines Street was originally built for his family.

Diboll’s historical coloring book has been updated and reprinted. Among the updates is the H.G. Temple school. books had been used up. so closely to education should demonstrate a mis39 “We decided to up- and to community culture, sion which seeks to endate the material and we felt an application for hance the educational, soprint another batch of the a Keeler grant was in or- cial and physical qualities books so they would still der.” of life in the community be available,” Donahoe To receive the award, in the areas of education, said. “Since they are tied a selected organization See COLORING P. 7

DPD investigating two break-ins at golf course Diboll Police Department investigators are following up on several leads and hope to soon make arrests of those suspected in breaking into the Neches Pines Golf Course maintenance shed and also damaging the greens. DPD was notified that the course’s maintenance shed had been broken into on Aug. 22. The

culprit or culprits took a two-way handheld radio and damaged several items, including the greens, according to police reports. Two days later, the course was targeted again. Once an arrest is made the suspect or suspects could be charged with burglary, a second-degree felony and criminal mischief, a mis-

Concession stand burglary suspect arrested

Diboll Police Department investigators have identified a Diboll juvenile as the suspect in the Old Orchard Park baseball field concession stand. DPD received notification that

the concession stand had been broken into and several items stolen on Aug. 15, according to Detective Norman Williams. Among the items taken were a stereo, hand cart, refrigerator dolly, microwave, mid-size Coca-Cola cooler, and a Gatorade ice barrel -- totaling $1,770. See CRIME P. 4

Woman survives wreck

Betty Havard of Diboll had her Kia rear-ended by a tractortrailer rig on Tuesday. She is now in Memorial Hermann Hospital.

A sedan driven by a Diboll woman was rear-ended Tuesday afternoon by a tractor-trailer rig on Highway 59 in front of City Hall. Betty Havard, 64, was taken by ambulance to a local hospital and later transferred to Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston with broken ribs and sternum and two fractured vertebrae. Friends reported she was origi-

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nally facing surgery, but doctors will now try to repair the damage via a back brace and other means. According to police reports, Havard was northbound on Highway 59 South in her silver Kia Optima about 1:15 p.m. when she was rear-ended by an 18-wheeler driven by John Laughlin, 57, of Houston at the intersection of Judd Street.

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Thursday, September 12, 2013

Hendrick section open; lightning strikes Finally! The short strip of Hendrick Street behind our store and Henry’s Donut shop is back in service. I am so programed and didn’t realize just how many times I use that alternate route from the main highway. I know every log truck driver that crosses the scales will be even more happy the work is completed. After weighing in, log trucks were being rerouted back onto Highway 59 all the way through town to the southernmost red light, turning right on our little Loop 210, back toward the post office to the nearest railroad crossing. Anyway, maybe things are back to normal. *** Several days ago during the last thunderstorm at the corner of Hendrick Street and Loop 210, Dr. Ingram’s dental office was struck by lightning. It’s a blessing no one was talking on the telephone because a bolt of electricity went through the phone lines destroying the phone system, every TV set and every computer in the office and even the sprinkler system in the yard. If that wasn’t enough damage, a few days before, thieves cut into the building’s main water line (in the front yard during the day) and stole the brass f i t t i n g s leaving water spraying in the air. Through all of this I never saw or heard Dr. Woody lose his temper or show excessive frustration, only grateful that no one was hurt. During the same storm and on the other end of town, Lewis and Shirley Ivey’s home got a big jolt, knocking out their telephones, computers and a squirrel. *** Speaking of hurt, please remember Bettie Havard, who has worked here for almost 30 years. Returning from lunch on Monday, she survived being rear-ended at the light near City Hall by an 18-wheel tanker truck. That evening she was flown to Houston with multiple injuries and is waiting for surgery on her back. Please pray for her, Randy, Wayne and their families.

*** Lots of folks have been in getting new hunting and fishing licenses, including James Simms, Trey Denman, Bill Eldridge, Don Dietz, Jay Shands, Todd Kellam, Fox and Mona Adams, Tom Harris, Richard Hughes, J.D and Sue Johnson, Lewis Ivey, Bubba Nevills, Randy Nerren, Bob Davis, Jason Cook, Kenneth and Jeff Capps, Brian Gowin, John Wallace, Tic Toc McClintock, Bobby Chandler Jr., Charlie Mann, Donnie and Darlene Stephens, Eddie and Carolyn Smith and many others. *** With the end of summer and school beginning, we had lots of grandparents coming in with their grandchildren. Katty Simms came in with 3-year-old Wiley Parker, who enjoyed drinking a “real” glass bottled Coke. Mark Kettering and his 2-year-old grandson, Keegan, came in for deer corn. Roy Lee Lyles and grandson, Cameron, came in for licenses. R.V. Swor was in with grandchildren Kade and Pressley Griffith; they live in Alto where their dad teaches Ag and both stay busy showing Angus heifers. Josh David from Chester was in with grandsons Cutter Lowe, 4-year-old Henry David and his brother, Gus, who celebrated his 7th birthday in August. They all had an exciting afternoon visiting the new dinosaur museum. Dianne Gipson received news from her grandson, Zachary Tate, and his wife, Brittani, that are expecting twins in April. They live in Huntsville where both work and attend Sam Houston State University. Carolyn Smith shared that her

20-year-old granddaughter, Sarah Smith, has been here “taking care” of Carolyn. Sarah applied online for a job in New Milford, Penn., and got it. She will be working for “A Million Books” store and will be much closer to her parents, Deanie and Renee Smith. *** Johnny Mitchell came in to pick up feed for nephew Desmond Mitchell’s two hogs, which are named “Bacon” and “Sausage.” Johnny Mitchell, along with head coach Andre Emmons, just recently returned from San Antonio where their select girls basketball team placed second out of 60 other teams. Congratulations to all members of the “East Texas Elite” team. *** Johnnie Mae Dixon stops in often. On Saturday when she came in she was excited about her Sunday meal. Beverly Garr had cooked her some turnips and greens; she bought syrup and strawberry preserves and had plans to cook herself four pieces of hot water cornbread to go with the greens. She was praising Susie and Gary Martel, who had come to her house and picked up some large limbs and promised to cut down more. *** Henrietta Martin, one of our faithful customers, cooked us a delicious meal of steak strips cooked with onions and peppers, red beans and homemade tortillas. Our thanks to her and also to Fran McGilvra, who cooked a delicious lunch for us that included a chicken casserole, macaroni, corn and cheese dish, English peas salad, cornbread and French bread. That was Fran’s first big project in the kitchen since she broke her hip and she almost overdid it. Our sincere thanks to these two good cooks for spoiling us. *** Phil and Beverly Hall from Colorado Springs came in with their daughter and son-inlaw, Carrie and Kenny Hibbs, pastor of Diboll First Baptist Church. Phil Hall is also a retired

minister who refuses to retire. They travel around in their almost-new motorhome and just returned from “gate watching” in the Texas valley. *** Allison Amason has relocated to Vintage Blooms, currently in part of J.R.’s Barn. It is open now. Old and new customers are welcome and can park on the “Diboll side” and have easy access to the new shop. Call Allison at 936-414-0145. Vintage Blooms is the new name and vision of Teresa Pouland, who plans to convert the party barn in January into a florist-gift shop and Antique Mall. Any interested antique vendors can call 936829-5556. *** Congratulations to Barley Lenderman for receiving the Golden Trowel Award from the Homer Masonic Lodge. Approximately 50 guests were present for the special occasion including his parents, Sofie and Raymond Lenderman, and his brothers, Ray and Dennis. Barley has served as past Master of the Homer and Burke Lodges. *** The Diboll Civic Club is having a Sportsman’s Bingo Tuesday, Sept. 17 at the Lottie and Arthur Temple Civic Center. Prizes will include several $100 gift cards and the grand prize is a .270 bolt-action rifle. Bingo in Diboll is always fun. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m.; games will begin at 6:30 p.m.; and Project Celebration will provide concessions. *** Do you need dried corn stalks for fall decorating, call Fred or Cecilia Flournoy at 936-829-3818. * * * Come see us…’round the table. Sandra Pouland, owner of Pouland’s Real Estate, contributes this column. Stop by the Round Table or email her at sandra@ or 936-829-4040.

Library has fitness-related books for children Texas Comptroller Susan Combs is joining forces with the Texas Library Association to provide all public libraries and more than 1,100 public elementary schools with nutritionand fitness-related books and DVDs geared to children and pre-teens in the fight against obesity. This is part of the comptrollers efforts to boost awareness of the agency’s Reshaping Texas Web portal (www. – a comprehensive statewide collection of resources and information to help Texans address the economic effects of obesity. Our library has received the following books that are ready for checkout: “Fueling the Teen Machine,” by Ellen Shanley and Colleen Thompson; “Eat Fresh Food: Awsome Recipes For Teen Chefs,” by Rosanne Gold and her All-Star Team; “Eating the Alphabet,” by Lois Ehlert; “Mealtime,” by Elizabeth Verdick; “Eat Healthy Feel Great,” by William Sears. M.D.; “Healthy Foods from A to Z/Comida sana de la A a la Z,” edited by Karin Kinney; “Gregory, the Terrible Eater,” by Mitchell Sharmat; “imuevete!/Get Moving!” By Mari Schuh; “Chop Chop: The Kid’s Guide to Cooking Real Food With Your Family,” by Sally Sampson; “Kid’s Fun& Healthy Cookbook”; “The Busy Body Book: A Kid’s Guide to Fitness,” by Lizzy Rockwell; and “I Will Never Not Ever Eat A Tomato,” by Lauren Child. *** Bring the whole family and join us for the Family Story Hour with professional storyteller Tom Taylor at 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14. Taylor is a former high school, junior college and university educator (before becoming a professional actor). He has written about 800 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

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his repertoire of folk tales, Texas lore, tall tales and more. As always our events are free to the community. For more information call 936-829-5497. *** Diboll Lumberjack’s homecoming game will be in September this year, and plans are in the making for the homecoming bonfire on Sept.16.The SFA cheer and dance squads will also be here performing for the crowd. 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. Come join us for all the fun in kicking off the first-ever Homecoming Week! Then, on game day Friday, Sept. 20, the library will host a Teen After-Game Party until midnight for ages 12 to 18. This library Backs the Jacks! *** Family Movie Day at the library is at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept.27. Popcorn will be available. We encourage you to bring your own snacks and drinks to add to your fun. You may also bring pillows and blankets and sit on the floor to watch the movie. Come bring the family and join in the fun! Our movie license will not allow us to publicize the movie title so please call us for more information at 936-829-5497. Children under 12 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

New Adult Books: “The Third Kingdom,” by Terry Goodkind – Sequel to The Omen Machine. Richard saw the point of a sword blade sticking out from between the man’s shoulder blades. He spun back toward the opening, ready to attack. It seemed impossible, but the man looked unaffected by the blade that had impaled him through the chest. It was then, in the weak light from the fire pit off to the side, that Richard got his first good look at the killer. “Inferno,” by Dan Brown – Harvard professor of symbology, Robert Landon, awakens in a hospital in the middle of the night. Disoriented and suffering from a head wound, he recalls nothing of the last thirty-six hours, including how he got there or the origin of the macabre object that his doctors discover hidden in his belongings. Langdon’s world soon erupts into chaos, and he finds himself on the run in Florence with a stoic young woman, Sienna Brooks, who’s clever maneuvering saves his life. Langdon quickly realizes that he is in possession of a series of disturbing codes created by a brilliant scientist – a genius whose obsession with the end of the world is matched only by his passion for one of the most influential mas-

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terpieces ever written – Dante Alighieri’s dark epic poem “The Inferno”. “Sovereign,” by Ted Dekker and Tosca Lee – Nine years after Rom Sebastian was thrust into the most unlikely of circumstances as hero and bearer of an unimaginable secret, the alliance of his followers is in disarray.

The Order has left them scattered and deeply divided both in strategy and resolve in their struggle to become truly alive and free. Only 36 truly alive followers remain loyal to Rom. This meager band must fight for survival as The Order is focused on their total annihilation. Misunderstood and

despised, their journey will be one of desperation against a new, more intensely evil Order. *** 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!

NOTICE OF TAX REVENUE INCREASE The CITY OF DIBOLL conducted public hearings on September 3, 2013 and September 9, 2013 on a proposal to increase the total tax revenues of the CITY OF DIBOLL from properties on the tax roll in the preceding year by 0.99 percent. The total tax revenue proposed to be raised last year at last year's tax rate of $0.567425 for each $100 of taxable value was $988,788. The total tax revenue proposed to be raised this year at the proposed tax rate of $0.567425 for each $100 of taxable value, excluding tax revenue to be raised from new property added to the tax roll this year, is $995,961. The total tax revenue proposed to be raised this year at the proposed tax rate of $0.567425 for each $100 of taxable value, including tax revenue to be raised from new property added to the tax roll this year, is $1,004,838. The City of Diboll City Council of CITY OF DIBOLL is scheduled to vote on the tax rate that will result in that tax increase at a public meeting to be held on September 16, 2013 at Diboll City Hall Council Rm, 400 Kenley, Diboll, TX at 5:15 p.m.

Thursday, September 12, 2013


Jordans welcome new dentist back to Lufkin Jordan Family Dentistry, Andy and Art Jordan, welcomed their new dentist, Valerie Sperry, D.D.S., with a reception in her honor last week. Her husband is John Sperry and he is a counselor at SFA. Their two boys are Duncan, who is 2-and-a-half, and Logan- who is 9 weeks. Her parents are Donna and Gary Walker of Huntington. Welcome back to Lufkin, Valerie. Emily Jordan arranged the food, and there were iced cookies like a “tooth” and “tooth brush.” I forgot to write down who made these clever cookies. *** The Jordan children had a busy summer. Reagan and Emily Jordan went to New York City and saw a MoTown show, “Momma Mia” and “The Lion King” on Broadway. They stayed in Times Square and went to a Mets game, toured Central Park on bicycles, went to the Cake Boss Store, went to the Empire State Building, Twin Towers Memorial, walked across the Brooklyn Bridge for real pizza. I saw a Facebook picture of Reagan and Emily with Michael Strahan who is the co-host on the Kelley and Michael Show that they attended. *** Seth Jordan went with his grandfather, Andy Jordan, on the Amtrak from Houston to El Paso overnight, and they rented a car and drove to Ruidoso, where they played golf for a week. Art Jordan came and played golf with them for three days. Then, Art and Seth took the Amtrak in El Paso to Los Angeles overnight and to Oakland. Seth showed me pictures taken from the Amtrak of the Pacific Ocean where the train parallels it. Seth was impressed with the restored Pacific Parlor Car on the ride from Los Angeles to Oakland that is two stories. He has pictures of this lounge car. *** Lt. Col. and Mrs. Aaron Smith (Beth), stationed at Barksdale AFB, La., announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Jordan Elizabeth Smith, to Kirk Edward Eggleston, son of Col. and Mrs. Kirk Eggleston (Rhonda), currently stationed at Fort

Stewart, Ga. The bride’s grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Billy Lumpkin (Della) and Mr. and Mrs. Fred Smith (Joyce), all of Lufkin. The wedding is planned for Jan. 4, 2014, in Omaha, Neb. Jordan is a student at the University of Nebraska in Omaha, and Kirk is a student at Nebraska Christian College in Papillion, Neb. The couple will reside in Omaha after the wedding as they continue their studies. *** Oklahoma Baptist University phased out football in 1940, but brought the program back in 2012. So, the kickoff on Saturday was great, according to Gingera and Tommy Earley, parents of OBU Coach Trent Earley. OBU scored on the first kickoff, but lost in the last 30 seconds, 22-26, to Southwestern College from Kansas. Trent was excited and the whole town was excited. They had fun, but it was 104 degrees during the game so Gingera sat in the car after halftime to keep cool. Tommy Earley said he guessed I was right about the apple not falling far from the tree with Trent going into coaching. *** Phyllis Royle and I tried the Rocky Hill Community Garage Sale on Saturday. They had big crowds and people buying. We stopped at the Country Barn Flea Market off Highway 103 East on Albritton Lane in the Havard Barn. They will have their flea market each month. Ramona Bagley, one of my classmates, had a booth. Weather cooperated and it was not too hot. From there, we went to the Poor House Grill and Garden for lunch. *** Our “birthday group” met at Mar Teres Tea

Room to celebrate Carolyn Haney’s birthday. Those enjoying the lunch were: Jean Dillahunty, Nancy Moore and me. This was a treat that Oscar Dillahunty gives to Jean. I was able to get caught up on Matt Purke, son of Lawrence and Margaret Purke. He is playing baseball and pitching for the Potomac Nationals, a High-A team for the Washington Nationals. He is based in Woodbridge, Va. His team has advanced to the playoffs. When he finishes playing there, he will play in the A2 fall league. *** Roy Cates had foot surgery for rheumatoid arthritis in his toes. He said it was to make him walk better. I told him it was for his golf game. The surgery was at Texas Orthopedic Hospital in Houston. Wife Carolyn is taking good care of him. *** I had Mary Lynn Neal ask about the “Hello Holidays” event. It will be Friday, Nov. 1, and Saturday, Nov. 2, at Abram’s in downtown Lufkin. *** The Lufkin Pine Squares will have an ice cream social at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, at the Angelina County Senior Center, 2801 Valley Drive. The public is invited to come enjoy ice cream sundaes, see what square dancing is all about and learn a step or two. For those interested in learning to square dance, beginner lessons start Sept. 23. *** Billie Willmon is the Petrol Lady at the Brookshire’s gas pumps in Diboll. She runs a “tight” ship -- or should I say pumps? *** Happy Birthday: Gary Waller, James O. Fudge, Edna Risinger, Joe Pearson, Dell Kendrick, Ray Carswell, Beau Donalson, Val Dobrec, Ardie Dixon, Al Vinson, Claire Holmes, Karen Gibbs, Virginia Winston, Caryn Dupree, Calvin Dupree, Linda Huggins-Martin, Jerry Highnote, Linda Coward, Robert Telford, Scotty West, James L. Glover, Katie Parrish, Doris Dunman, Eric Lair, Jason Hopson, Sally Clif-

ton, Vivian Jordan-Schultz, Alta Slack, Sonny Clement, Paul Spore, Mary Jane West, Glenn Cox, Mae Dell Brannen, Jim Wark, John Lee Slaughter, Ann McCurry, Brenda Sullivan Ashley Parise. *** Happy Anniversary: Tommie and Bill West, JoAnn and Charles Arnold. *** Nancy and Leon Manning went for grandson William Kirk’s 11th birthday with the theme “Man vs. Wild, Bear Grylls Survival Strategies” that is on the Discovery Chanel. They will have to tell what they took for the boys to use in their survival outing. William is the son of Amy and Brett Kirk. *** Wayne Brown celebrated his 90th birthday and Clarkie Brown celebrated an early 85th birthday on Sunday with 35 family and friends at IHOP. Dena was the waitress that helped us cut the birthday cake and serve drinks to the guests. The Ray Carswells along with the Ernest Rowes helped organize the party. *** I thought I was smart but … I had a call from a voice with a decided foreign accent telling me that Medicare was sending new cards and they wanted to verify my address. He had it correct. Then he asked what bank my Social Security check was deposited? He needed to verify my account number!!!! Like a DUMMY I got up and found my check book and then the bell rang!!!!! I told him to give me what account he had for my bank account. He said that he could not do that because it would not prove who I was. I just hung up. Please beware of all of these scams. I had read about some, but I guess you just don’t think it will happen to you! Beware of telephone solicitations. *** Catch you around town. Contact Janice Ann Rowe at

Lewis back at McMullen Library, ready to check you out E.B. Berry found me at the Dollar General Store and had me laughing when he said he had nearly killed himself the Saturday before. I was concerned when he told me about going fishing and it was so hot he almost croaked. That little trip probably reinforced his plan not to get outside much until the cold weather arrives. *** At Boots’ True Value Hardware, Robert Jones was checking out ahead of me and he declared he would save money if he never left his house each day. I got the drift of that statement since it costs me each time I go into a store. Of course, I never shop unless we need some item. *** Dell Forrest Morehead was leaving McMullen Memorial Library when I arrived. It was great having Terri Lewis back from summer vacation and taking care of us at the circulation desk. If you like to read, stop by the library during school lunch times, late on Tuesday evenings, and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays to get good reading material. They have lots of fiction, non-fiction, large-print and new books. *** Nearly every evening on national news something is mentioned about our health or something that affects our staying healthy. I am not meaning all the medicine advertisements. There is precious little news, but most of the time shows any kind of medicine one might take for whatever ails you. Thinking about being healthy brought to mind that growing up we really were quite healthy, although most


of us had the measles and we three kids even had a light case of whooping cough. I don’t remember the twins having chicken pox, but I was grown before my very light case hit me. I almost did not even know I had them. I was a junior in high school and had the mumps on one side only. If Christal had them I don’t recall it. Certainly nobody had many clothes to wear to school and ours were homemade. All who are my age will remember our first- and second-grade teachers coming by each desk to inspect our face, teeth and hands for cleanliness. Oh, and our fingernails also were looked at. Being clean got us a star by our name on our “chart.” Always our clothes were clean, but they might be patched if we had torn them. *** Anna Belle Basey spent entirely too much time in the hospital, but is very happy to be home. Former classmate Don Chamblee made an unexpected visit to the hospital when he had a heart attack. Pam Whittemore was back at her desk at Huntington State Bank after having some health issues. *** James McGaughey, or J.C. as we always called him, was laid to rest at the age of 81. He attended school in Huntington and retired from Texas Foundry and was a member of Highway Baptist Church. His wife Palma survives him, along with his children, Keith McGaughey, Kathy Foster, Karen Graham and Kristie Mixon. He is also survived by grandchildren,

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nieces and nephews. A sister preceded him in death, as did brothers Clifton, Delton, Delmar and Eddie. ***

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Proposition Number 1 (HJR 62) HJR 62 proposes a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to provide by statute for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of all or part of the market value of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a member of the United States armed services who is killed in action, as long as the surviving spouse has not remarried. An eligible spouse who later qualifies a different property as the surviving spouse’s residence homestead could be authorized by statute to receive an exemption from ad valorem taxation in the same amount received for the first qualifying homestead during the last year in which the surviving spouse received the exemption. The proposed amendment would appear on the ballot as follows: “The constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of all or part of the market value of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a member of the armed services of the United States who is killed in action.”

Proposition Number 2 (HJR 79) HJR 79 proposes a constitutional amendment to repeal the constitutional provision requiring the creation of a State Medical Education Board and a State Medical Education Fund, neither of which is in operation. No new loans have been made from the fund by the board in more than 25 years, and the board currently has no appointees and receives no program funding. The proposed amendment will appear on the ballot as follows: “The constitutional amendment eliminating an obsolete requirement for a State Medical Education Board and a State Medical Education Fund, neither of which is operational.”

Proposition Number 3 (HJR 133) HJR 133 would authorize local political subdivisions to extend the length of time that aircraft

Falls from the Canadian side and enjoyed seeing the many flowers blooming everywhere and really enjoyed the cool weather.

legal uses of those loans, and would give lenders recourse against borrowers who fail to timely occupy the homestead properties purchased with such loans. SJR 18 would also add to the definition of “reverse mortgage” an extension of credit that is not closed before the 12th day after the lender provides to the prospective borrower a written notice summarizing risks and conditions of a reverse mortgage. The language of the required notice is prescribed in the resolution.

parts could remain temporarily in this state before being subject to ad valorem taxation. Under current law, merchandise, wares, and goods (including aircraft parts) may remain in this state temporarily for up to 175 days before being subject to ad valorem taxation; the proposed amendment would permit taxing entities to extend the exemption up to 730 days The proposed amendment will after the date that a person acappear on the ballot as follows: quired or imported aircraft “The constitutional amendparts in the state. ment to authorize the making The proposed amendment will of a reverse mortgage loan appear on the ballot as follows: for the purchase of homestead “The constitutional amend- property and to amend lender ment to authorize a political disclosures and other requiresubdivision of this state to ex- ments in connection with a retend the number of days that verse mortgage loan.” aircraft parts that are exempt Proposition Number 6 from ad valorem taxation due (SJR 1) to their location in this state for a temporary period may be lo- SJR 1 would create the State cated in this state for purposes Water Implementation Fund as of qualifying for the tax ex- a special fund inside the state treasury and outside the Generemption.” al Revenue Fund. Money in the Proposition Number 4 fund would be administered by (HJR 24) the Texas Water Development HJR 24 proposes a constitu- Board (TWDB) and would be tional amendment that would used to implement the state allow the legislature to provide water plan, as adopted by genfor an exemption from ad va- eral law, by TWDB. lorem taxation of part of the The proposed amendment will market value of the residence appear on the ballot as follows: homestead of a partially dis- “The constitutional amendabled veteran or the surviving ment providing for the creation spouse of a partially disabled of the State Water Implemenveteran if the residence home- tation Fund for Texas and the stead was donated to the dis- State Water Implementation abled veteran at no cost to the Revenue Fund for Texas to asveteran by a charitable organi- sist in the financing of priority zation. projects in the state water plan The proposed amendment will to ensure the availability of adappear on the ballot as follows: equate water resources.” “The constitutional amendProposition Number 7 ment authorizing the legisla(HJR 87) ture to provide for an exempHJR 87 proposes a constitution from ad valorem taxation tional amendment to allow of part of the market value of the residence homestead of a home-rule municipalities to partially disabled veteran or adopt charter provisions authothe surviving spouse of a par- rizing the filling of vacancies tially disabled veteran if the in the governing body by apresidence homestead was do- pointment, but only when the nated to the disabled veteran remainder of the vacant term by a charitable organization.” is less than 12 months. Under current law, municipal voters Proposition Number 5 may adopt terms of office for (SJR 18) municipal officers longer than SJR 18 would amend the defi- two years, but upon approvnition of “reverse mortgage” ing longer terms of office, any to authorize the making of re- resulting vacancies in office verse mortgage loans for the must be filled by special elecpurchase of homestead prop- tion. The proposed amenderty in addition to the current ment would provide an option

Sheila Scogin contributes this weekly column about Huntington-area residents.

for home-rule municipalities to fill short-term vacancies through appointment. The proposed amendment will appear on the ballot as follows: “The constitutional amendment authorizing a home-rule municipality to provide in its charter the procedure to fill a vacancy on its governing body for which the unexpired term is 12 months or less.”

Proposition Number 8 (HJR 147 and SJR 54) HJR 147 would repeal the Texas Constitution’s maximum tax rate for a Hidalgo County hospital district; the maximum rate is currently set at 10 cents per $100 valuation. This rate is lower than the maximum tax rate allowable for hospital districts in all other counties in the State (75 cents per $100 valuation). The repeal of the constitutional cap would authorize hospital district tax rates in Hidalgo County equal to the hospital district tax rate laws applicable to all other Texas counties. The proposed amendment will appear on the ballot as follows: “The constitutional amendment repealing Section 7, Article IX, Texas Constitution, which relates to the creation of a hospital district in Hidalgo County.”

Proposition Number 9 (SJR 42) SJR 42 would expand the potential sanctions that the State Commission on Judicial Conduct can issue following a formal proceeding. This constitutional amendment would allow the Commission to issue an order of public admonition, warning, reprimand, or a requirement to obtain additional training or education in addition to the Commission’s current authority to issue a public censure or recommend removal or retirement of a judge. The proposed amendment will appear on the ballot as follows: “The constitutional amendment relating to expanding the types of sanctions that may be assessed against a judge or justice following a formal proceeding instituted by the State Commission on Judicial Conduct.” Published by Texas Secretary of State John Steen, or 1-800-252-VOTE (8683).

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Thursday, September 12, 2013

Park to get new equipment shed RICHARD NELSON

The city’s commitment to spruce up its amenities continues, as Diboll City Council on Monday voted to replace the Old Orchard Park storage shed. The roof leaks in the old shed, which is used to store Diboll Youth Baseball equipment, and would have cost about $3,000 to repair, according to Diboll City Manager Dennis McDuffie. “It’s (the structure) very unsightly,” McDuffie reported to council. “It’s the worst building we’ve got out there.” The city will now re-

66. *Lots of this hair product sold in the 1980s 68. Indian monetary unit 69. Large-eyed lemur 70. Last word of “America, the Beautiful” 71. About to explode 72. Small amounts 73. *Yoda: “Do. Or do not. There is no ___.” 74. Water balloon sound

move the old building and purchase a 12-foot by 30foot metal building at a cost of about $8,000. In other business, council approved the purchase of a new police car for $26,955 police car. It is part of the city’s end of a Thomas T. Keeler Grant, which paid for two other cars. The “Welcome to Diboll” billboards on each end of town will soon be the city’s to maintain. The owners, Buddy Temple on the south end and Rufus Duncan on the north, agreed to deed them to the city. Both billboards will need new wraps, which the city will pay for.


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

Letters welcomed

The Diboll Free Press welcomes letters to the editor each and every week. If you have a different view of the way the paper sees things or just want to express you opinion then get in touch with Editor Richard Nelson at 829-3313 or e-mail him at editor@ and submit a letter. In letters to the editor, we must have names and a way to get in touch with you to verify that the information is legitimate. We will not publish anything but your name with your letter. So, truly make the Free Press your paper and let us know what you are thinking.


The Eighties ACROSS

1. *It reads music on CDs 6. “___ a Wonderful Life” 9. Praise or glorify 13. Domicile 14. *”The One I Love” group 15. Rid of impurities 16. Medical helper 17. Schiller’s “___ to Joy” 18. Light-footed 19. *Stone’s Oscar winner 21. *1985 London/Philadelphia Fundraiser 23. “The ___ of All Fears” 24. Ancient colonnade 25. *”Simon & Simon” network

28. “____ Was a Rollin’ Stone” 30. *MTV first began asking artists to do this in 1989 35. Nuclear fission chemist Otto ____ 37. Suspend 39. Muse of love poetry 40. UN civil aviation agency, acr. 41. Befuddle 43. Done 44. Relating to a node 46. Fake or phony 47. Balkan native 48. Be that as it may 50. Bypass 52. Do it yourself 53. Carpet style 55. Romanian money 57. *Moonwalk dancer 61. Puts in motion 65. To come into use

1. Often covered with a shade 2. Cain’s brother 3. *Diet Coke 4. Written corrections 5. Recover 6. Caddie’s offering 7. *One excellent adventurer 8. Extract (metals) by heating 9. Winter Olympic sport 10. Cantatrice’s offering 11. Tangerine and grapefruit hybrid 12. A good one of these is often rewarded 15. Royal court dance 20. D-Day beach 22. Debtor’s note 24. Slang for urban miners 25. *Tiananmen Square country 26. *Star of 1984’s “Footloose” 27. Disreputable 29. *Shoulder accessories 31. *”The ____ and Cons of Hitch Hiking” 32. Cleansed 33. Wombs 34. *Soviet leader, affectionately 36. *Won French Open in 1983 38. Glamorous 42. Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s character 45. They’re denoted in red 49. *”The ___” charted with “You Better You Bet” in 1981 51. *Puzzle game 54. *Molly Ringwald films are full of this teen worry 56. Seize the throne 57. Leave at the altar, e.g. 58. Dwarf buffalo 59. Sour milk sign 60. Actor Kristofferson 61. Take out, as in dragon 62. October birthstone 63. Greek cheese 64. Three of these in a yard 67. Always, in verse

Sept. is Disaster-Preparedness Month A few years ago, I gathered my wife and two boys into our living room to stay the night. I did that because the likelihood of any fallen trees from the coming hurricane weren’t likely to hit us in that room. We had stockpiled water and non-perishable food as well. I remember my boys thinking it was quite an adventure until we couldn’t watch movies or microwave their favorite food then next morning when the electricity was out. We pride ourselves in this part of the world of being able to take care of ourselves when the weather turns foul. We cranked out chain saws and generators when trees were down and electricity was out for hurricanes Ike and Rita. We checked in our neighbors to make sure they were making it and they did the same for us. But be it another hurricane, a wildfire, tornado, or goodness knows what else, September is National Preparedness Month and, wanting to be your good neighbor, I want to share the following. You can help protect yourself and your household during and immediately after a catastrophe by making a disaster plan and a disaster kit. You and all members of your household need to be able to take care of yourselves without outside help for at least 3 days. Create a disaster plan that fits your household’s needs. Make sure that everyone knows how to respond to severe weather or any disaster that could occur in your area. Designate a person for everyone to contact if the group is separated during a disaster. Each person should have the names and phone numbers for the designated person as well as all other household members. Have everyone carry this information in a wallet, purse, or backpack at all times. Make copies of your important documents and keep them in a safe place


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away from home. Such documents could include: list of medications, insurance policies, driver’s license or other photo ID, bank account information, credit card information, financial records, and an inventory of home possessions. A disaster supplies kit contains the basic items that members of a household will need during and immediately after a disaster. Every household should assemble a kit and keep it up to date. The kit should contain enough supplies to enable you and your family to take care of yourselves without outside help for at least 3 days. Store the kits in a portable, airtight plastic container or rubber trash can, and make sure they are easy to reach. One place to keep an individual supply kit is in your vehicle. Replace flashlight and radio batteries every 6 months and replace foods according to their expiration dates. Store the kit indoors in an easily accessible spot, such as a closet. Don’t store it in the garage because hot summer weather can ruin food and medicines. You may have to decide whether to evacuate or shelter-in-place. Evacuation means moving from an unsafe place to a safe place in a hurry. Sheltering-in-place is staying exactly where you are during a disaster; it may be at home, school, work, or a friend’s house. The authorities will not ask you to leave unless they determine that lives may be in danger. If local officials ask you to evacuate, do so immediately. Follow these guidelines during an evacuation: - Listen to a local radio or TV station for news. - Obey the instructions of local emergency officials. - Wear long pants, a long-sleeved shirt, and sturdy shoes.

- Take your pets with you. - Grab your disaster supplies kit. - Use the travel routes specified by local authorities. During emergencies, children often feel afraid, confused, and worried. To help them feel more secure, discuss the disaster with them. Assume that the children know about the disaster. Children know more than you think. They are often exposed to the events as soon as they are able to watch television and interact with others.

Reassure them. Help your children feel safe by giving them reassurance. Be realistic—although you try to support and protect them, you cannot prevent all bad things from happening. Tell them that you love them, no matter what happens. Be available. Stay in close contact with your children and let them know that it’s OK to talk about unpleasant events. Cary Sims is the County Extension Agent for agriculture and natural resources for Angelina County. His email address is

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Through Jesus, we are overcomers Pastor Andy is preaching on “I’ve still got issues” for the next few weeks. I personally believe that we will have issues until the day we die because we are human. There are always going to be areas in my life that need the touch of God, and I am so thankful that He is full of mercy and grace. However, there have been times when I wished God wasn’t so merciful with others. Have you ever felt that way? I am like: “ Why don’t you just zap them God? Why not? They continue to hurt others.” When I see others take advantage of ordinary folks in land deals, I get upset. When I see others take

Teacher Mom with

Jan Allbritton money from folks in a scam, I get upset. When the crooks continue to prosper and get wealthy, I get upset. When the innocent continue to be hurt, I get upset. Pastor Andy said Sunday that God delays judgment on the wicked to give them time to repent. God tries to get their attention because He wants to extend His mercy and His grace to all. Andy’s sermon was from the

book of Habakkuk. This prophet lived in a chaotic, sinful world like us. He wondered if God even cared about what was happening. He wondered if God even listened to Him. Have you ever been there? Habakkuk complained to God that the evil prospered while the good people suffered. I know that I have complained about that, for sure! God answered Habakkuk’s prayer, just as He answers ours today. If you read the Scripture, God says that the evil will be brought to justice and that the Truth will prevail. It is also written that His perfect justice and endless grace will be revealed at the right time, not

before. God also assures us that the His timing is perfect, and we will be glad that we waited for it. In addition, God says that all will see His glory. Not one, not two, but ALL! Wow! Like the God of the Universe really does care that I am over here griping and crying out to Him that justice needs to prevail. When the time is right, it is gonna happen. God will balance the scales of justice. Praise God!! There are times that I want God to balance the scales of justice right now. When I see a friend who is hurt by other relatives for what I think is not a big deal, I want it now. When I see little kids hurt by their parents’ behavior, I want jus-

tice now. When I see a wife bawling her eyes out because her husband won’t stop drinking, I want justice now. When I see old folks not able to buy groceries because their medicine takes all their money, I want justice now. Like that commercial, it’s my money, and I want it now. Well, I feel like it’s my justice, and I want it now. Like Habakkuk, I have complained to God about the state of our nation, our state, our county, our city, and even closer to home before, I have asked for Him to take care of things. He answered TEACHER cont’d p. 7

We have another event to be planning for

Then everyone will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds with great power and glory. And he will send out his angels to gather his chosen ones from all over the world —from the farthest ends of the earth and Heaven.” - Mark 13:26-27.

This past week, Jessie and I made a trip to Hobby Lobby. It is one of our FAVORITE stores to go to. We try to never take the guys, Jake and Greg, because they don’t enjoy the hours of just browsing that Jessie and I do. We love to look at the flowers, the material, the art supplies, the crafts galore, etc. The home décor section is a favorite too. We can just spend hours searching through all the isles in the store with marvel and


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

speculation of what we could do with each item. Jessie has an interest in sewing now along with other crafts. I like to paint, decorate, and just have a wish list. Reality is, I am usually buying stuff for school or church – not for myself or Jessie when we go.

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

This week was no different. We had gone into the store in search of something for school. When we walked into the front door, we immediately looked to the right. The seasonal items had changed from summer to fall and winter. Orange and gold were the colors of the first few isles. We then looked around and twinkling lights caught our eye. Yep – It was the Christmas stuff! Jessie said, “OOOhhh Momma!” Well, we HAD to go over there even though there was absolutely nothing we needed from that section. As we walked over, we began to feel excited. We looked at the pretty trees, found ornaments we thought were so pretty, and found every ribbon and bow under the sun. We turned

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

down each row with anticipation of the beautiful objects that were revealing themselves to us with every continued step! We had an ooh or aah with every new thing we saw. We were having a blast just looking around. Then I looked down at my watch. We had to stop our browsing to return to reality. We had to get our items and go home. Our mood changed from excitement and anticipation to dread and a bit of sadness. We purchased the things we needed and headed home. I find it interesting that when we see the seasons we love; so many people – including myself – get so excited! Thanksgiving is my favorite while Christmas is a close second. I just love those times of

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

year. Jessie LOVES Christmas as most children do. These are special times we wait for with anticipation. We hold them in a special place in our hearts and minds. It takes preparation and planning for these seasonal events. We carefully think, act, and revisit every detail to make sure our holidays are without any problems. When they arrive, we are excited and are joyous! We have another event we should be planning for. We should have a joyous feeling of anticipation and a special place in our heart for the biggest event - the second coming of Christ! It takes planning to be ready. We must look at each SISTERS cont’d p. 7

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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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Thursday, September 12, 2013

30 Years Ago: James Bray rushes for 157 yards One Year Ago

Diboll High School cross country team wins Apple Springs Invitational Track Meet. Varsity team members include Omar Solis, Caleb Stewart, Ariel Encarnacion, Hector Lopez, Andrew Hernandez, Jose Flores and Stephen Badeaux. Angelina Arts Alliance names Tracy Pinkerton as its new managing director. Longtime Angelina County Airport cafeteria dessert specialist Gayle Whitworth retires with reception hosted by fellow employees. Diboll High School agricultural science teacher Kevin Swor is elected to serve as president for 2012-2013 Vocational Agriculture Teachers Association of Texas. Lady Jacks’ volleyball team starts week as #10 in state, wins 6 of 7 matches in the Woodville tournament, places second and drops to #18. The Lady Jacks current record is 21 wins and 6 losses.

Five Years Ago

Nine area residents, most of them from Diboll have been indicted on charges related to illegal gasoline purchases made last year using a credit card stolen from Diboll ISD. Diboll City Council appoints Diboll Police Chief Kent Havard and Diboll City Financial Director Elvia Esteves-Garza as interim cocity managers while the city council seeks a replacement

30 Years of Diboll Free Press Clippings A Public Service of The History Center of departing City Manager Kenneth Williams. Diboll High School’s Amanda Drake, cross-country sensation finishes first at the Stephen F. Austin State University Meet beating out the other 82 runners. Jacks defeat Silsbee Tigers, 27-24 in hurricanedelayed game. Jacks held Silsbee to 200 total yards of offense. Diboll and Lufkin dodged a real bullet this past week as Hurricane Gustav decides to visit Louisiana instead of the Texas coast.

Ten Years Ago

Mexico officials release East Texas murder suspect Alvaro Rodarte. Texas officials vow to continue push for capture. Rodarte is wanted in the murder of Angelina County Sheriff Deputy Don Willmon in 1979. Tyler Junior College Alumni Association honors Jack Cook Sweeny as an “Outstanding Alumni”. Sweeny was an outstanding basketball sensation for the Apaches at TJC and is currently the president/CEO of Temple-Inland Forest Products Corporation. Diboll City Council approves new tax hike- 19.13 cents per $100 valuation to

fund the City of Diboll In honor of nearly 35 years in ministry and over 17 years as pastor of First Baptist Church in Diboll, C.G. “Buster” and Judy Griggs celebrates retirement with reception hosted by family and friends. Jacks top Splendora in opener, 17-13. Diboll quarterback Luis Rios throws for 200 yards as Diboll builds early lead and holds on to win. Diboll Church of Christ welcomes new minister Mack, wife Nancy Christian and children Tyler, Colleen, Reagan and Austin.

Twenty Years Ago

Ribbon cutting ceremony is held to officially open Diboll’s newest business, Diboll Glass in its new location at 1501 North Temple Drive, across from the Road Runner. Proud owners are Nina and Sonny Neyland. Woodland Heights Medical Center names Dr. Don McBride as its new chief executive officer. Angelina County Historical Society members trek to Lindsey Springs area to research its origin and history. Members making the trip are Stephen Bailey, Becky Bailey, Mark Martin, Doug


Photo Courtesy of The History Center

Thirty Years Ago This Week

Royalty for the Mexican Independence Day celebration in Diboll this week includes (front left) Julia Escobedo, Yvette Villanueva, Sonya Olivares and Veronica Buenrostro (queen). Highlighting the celebration are traditional folklore dances performed by youngsters aged 4-14. The festival is sponsored by Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Diboll. Warner, Franklin Weeks, Charles Young and Jess Scarborough. Livingston Lions romp past the Lumberjacks, 38-6 in football action. Livingston team mounts 477 yards offensively. Texas State Comptroller John Sharp visits with State Representative Billy Clemons and Texas Department of Corrections Criminal Justice board member Rufus Duncan at First Friday luncheon.

Thirty Years Ago

Diboll High School cheerleaders this year include Lacy Yates, Jenny Shadix, Ursula Younger, Debra Scott, Deanne Ray, Stephanie Joshua, Nelda Scott and Donya Taylor. Jimmy McClain and Malcolm Still win 14th annual Labor Day Golf Tournament with a 54hole score of 204. Jack running back James Bray rushes for 157 yards on 26 carries as Di-

boll romp past Livingston Lions, 19-6. Contractor’s Supply and Arthur “Buddy” Temple III donates 52-foot houseboat to Stephen F. Austin State University as a floating classroom for the School of Forestry and the Piney Woods Conservation Center. Hudson ISD to develop outdoor classroom that will be accessible to all grade levels and subjects.

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experience to include: Plumbing, Electrical and General Repairs. * Transportation Experience to include: Maintain buses, Diesel Engine experience, Must have CDL. Benefits include: District Health Insurance Contribution, $20,000 Life Insurance Police Provided, Cell Phone Allowance and 226-Day Contract. The application may be found on the Leggett ISD website at www. Please complete and return to: J a n i c e Koether, Leggett ISD Superintendent,, 936398-2804.

the following: Application to Determine Heirship. Said application may be heard and acted on by said court no sooner than 10:00 o’clock a.m. on the first Monday next after the expiration of ten days from the date of posting of this citation, that expiration date being the 2nd day of September, 2013. All persons interested in the above mentioned Declaration of Heirship are hereby cited to appear before said Honorable court at said above mentioned time and place by filing a written answer contesting such application should they desire to do so. The officer executing this citation shall post the copy of this citation at the Courthouse door of the County in which this proceeding is pending, or at the place in or near said courthouse where public notices customarily are posted, for not less than ten (10) days before the return day thereof, exclusive of the date of posting and return the original copy of this citation to

the Clerk stating in a written return thereon the time when and place where he posted such copy. Given under my hand and seal of said office in Lufkin, Texas, on this the 19th day of August, 2013. J o A n n Chastain, County Clerk, Angelina County, Texas

City, OK 73118 Dated the 3rd day of September, 2013 John “Johnny” Weismuller, Jr. Attorney for Harvey Stockman State Bar No.: 21110300 P.O. Box 153941 Lufkin, Texas 75915-3941 Telephone: (936) 637-6705 Facsimile: (936) 632-6705

September 5, 2013, in Docket No. 148-13-PR, pending in the County Court at Law #2 of Angelina County, Texas, to: Arthur Lee Allen. The address of the Independent Executor is: 109 Whitehouse Hill Court, Lufkin, TX 75901. All persons having claims against this Estate which is currently being administered are required to present them within the time and in the manner described by law. Claims may be presented in care of John Sloan, 305 East Frank Avenue, Lufkin,

TX, 75901, and it is the representative’s choice that claims be addressed in care of the Estate’s attorney, John Sloan. DATED the 10th day of September, 2013. John Sloan, Attorney for the Estate 305 East Frank Avenue Lufkin, Texas 75901 (936)6328282 State Bar No. 18505000 ATTORNEY FOR ESTATE

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4-ingredient recipe favorite

My sister gave a cookbook several years ago titled “Four Ingredient Cooking”. What could be easier than a recipe with only four ingredients? Here is my favorite recipe from it....some really decadent brownies.

Rich Chocolate Brownies

12 oz. EACH semisweet and milk chocolate 3/4 cup butter 2/3 cup self-rising flour 3 extra large eggs Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray the sides and bottom of an 8 inch

Judicious & Delicious With Judge Esther Barger square cake with non-stick cooking spray. Break the semisweet chocolate and 3 1/2 ounces of the milk chocolate into pieces and put in a heatproof bowl with the butter. Melt in microwave on medium heat stirring every 10 seconds. Chop the remaining milk chocolate into chunky pieces. Stir the flour and eggs into the melted chocolate until evenly combined.

Stir in half the chopped milk chocolate and turn the mixture into the prepared pan, spreading it into the corners. Sprinkle with the remaining chopped chocolate. Bake the brownies for 30-35 minutes, until they rise and are just firm to the touch. Let cool in the pan, then cut into squares. Store brownies in airtight container. Send recipes or comments to Judge Esther Barger, 211 N. Temple, Diboll, TX 75941 or email to ebarger@angelina

Diboll Junior High cheerleaders

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Prize $200 Gift card to Academy $100 Local Gift Card/Certificate $100 Local Gift Card/Certificate $100 Gift Card/Certificate $50 Gift Certificate to Simple Simons $50 Gift Certificate to Los Jarritos $100 Deer Corn at Diboll Polk’s $250 Valued Detailing $100 Gift Card to Poulands Fuel Gift Card to Brookshires $200Gift Card to Academy .270 Rifle From Poulands

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of the sponsors that stepped up to support the students here in Diboll,” said Justin Barkley, who has worked on the event since January. “I thought homecoming could be a bigger deal. I think there is a lot of untapped energy in our school district, but I think to be able to harness some of that energy the business community and citizens of Diboll really need to make an effort to show the students in Diboll that we care about what they’re doing and support them in any way we can. “The students here represent the largest single group in the town, and if we can motivate them to take some ownership of the city and inspire some pride in being from Diboll I really think people will be sur-


health, community and social services, cultural arts, and the humanities. Grants 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. There are some new pictures in the latest edition of the book, including the new H.G. Temple school as well as a likeness of its namesake. The creators have tried to keep the text on a third-grade reading level while working in some specific new vocabulary words.


Habakkuk, and He answers me now. It is written in Habakkuk 2:”Woe to him who piles up stolen good and makes himself wealthy by extortion. ...Because you have plundered many nations, the peoples left will plunder you.... You have plotted the ruin of many peoples, shaming your own house and forfeiting your life...Woe to him who builds a city with bloodshed and establishes a town with crime!..For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord. The Lord is in His temple and all


detail in our life to make sure we are ready for him. Have we given others the gift of the “good news”? Have we shared the story of our walk with Christ? Have we loved our neighbor as ourselves? Have we asked Jesus into our hearts? Have we accepted Him as our Lord and Savior? Have we confessed that we are imperfect sinners living in a sinful world? Jesus is here with us in spirit. He will return again in person. Are you preparing for Him today? ***

prised at what they can accomplish,” Barkley said. “These kids aren’t lazy; they’re bored. They’re also incredibly smart, funny, hardworking young people. I’d like to challenge the people of Diboll to find some way to support these students and all of the hard work they put into academics or being an athlete, cheerleader, Dazzler, or band member, even if it’s something as simple as painting business windows or wearing red on Fridays, and if anyone sees one of these students around town or at the football stadium to be sure to let them know they are appreciated. Wear red; yell along with the cheerleaders, stand and clap for the fight song, and do whatever you can to ‘Back the Jacks.’”

“We tried to make a connection between Diboll, Angelina County, and Texas history,” Donahoe said. “There is also a section on how a tree is turned into lumber for building material since that is the primary industry in this area.” In a separate, but similar, project, the Angelina County Historical Commission provides the same kind of material for other schools in the county. However, all of theirs are strictly online, and teachers have to print off what they use in class. Diboll is the only town that

actually has printed copies for the students. “Diboll is unique,” Donahoe said. “Most sawmill towns are just ghost towns now. And we want kids to be proud of their community.” “Diboll Days—Then and Now” should be back from the printer by now. In addition to being used in school, some copies will also be made available to the Diboll Business Association as an information source for new businesses and at City Hall and the History Center.

will be silent before Him.” His mercy, His goodness, and His justice will be fulfilled. Take heart. Although it may seem that evil prospers, the goodness of God will overcome the evil. Through Jesus Christ, we are overcomers. We will overcome that which comes against us, and God’s justice will prevail. Take heart from the book of Habakkuk. You are not forgotten. God sees your plight, and He most certainly does care. The answer is on the way. Like in the old movies, good does win in the end. I

know because I have read The Book. Have you read The Book too? God wins, and that’s the rest of the story.

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!

Gracing the sidelines and cheering for the 2013-2014 Diboll Junior High School Lumberjacks are the DJH cheerleaders. The squad members, front row, from left, are Jordan McAdams and Morgan Chandler; second row, Lexy Smith, Olivia Sandoval, Morgan Ibarra and Jade Hernandez; third row, Idalia Sandoval, JaKaia Thomas, Kimberly Fenner, Haley Sudduth and Alexis Adams; and back row, Sarah Hambrick, Tarah White, Cameron Reynolds, Patricia Parker, Maddie Wagner and Cristina Aguilar.



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

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DISD Primary & Elementary Menus Monday


Breakfast Waffles

Breakfast Chicken Biscuit

Lunch Chicken Strips Whole Grain Roll Mashed Potates Carrots Banana

Lunch Pizza Romaine Salad Broccoli Dippers Cantaloupe & Grapes

Wednesday Breakfast Donut Lunch Oven Roasted Chicken Salad Seasoned Corn Sliced Bread Orange Slices

Thursday Breakfast French Toast Sticks

Lunch Cheese Enchiladas Spanish Rice Beans Salad Peaches

Friday Breakfast Pancake & Sausage on a Stick Lunch Chicken Sandwich Burger Salad Carrot Sticks w/ Ranch Apple Slices

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

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Diboll-area businesses Listed here are Diboll-area businesses, with those who have joined the Diboll Businesses Association in bold. The Diboll Business Association’s next meeting is set for 5:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16, at the TLL Temple Memorial Library. Come give your thoughts on how the association can promote Diboll businesses.


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


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


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

829-3434 829-4464 829-3064 829-0229 829-3344 829-0777 829-5959 829-3162

829-2826 829-5533 829-4177 829-6300 829-4771 829-8036 829-4000

600 N. Temple 1441 N. Temple 9161 Hwy. 59 S. 1441 N. Temple 221 N. Temple 1605 N. Temple 500 N. Temple 300 N. Hines 223 N. Temple 520 N. Temple 810 South Meadows 406 N. Temple 212 N. Temple 1324 Temple 1501 N. Temple 293 Morris Road 605 N. Temple 611 N. Temple 611 N. Temple 1319 N. Temple 1303 N. Temple

829-4952 829-7278 829-0337 829-7278 829-2345 829-4366 829-1100 829-2258 829-5813 829-3499 829-2203 829-4817 829-2315 829-3311 829-9464 637-7511

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

829-4447 829-5226 829-2633 632-6464 829-2866 633-5890 829-5260


829-5308 829-4040 829-2630

Conners Auto Service Center 211 Rutland 829-2477 Cuts & More 1095 N. Temple 829-3405 Deer Trace Homeowners Assoc. 829-0035 Diboll Custom Upholstery 1442 N. Temple 829-0900 Diboll Free Press 101 Weber 829-3313 Diboll Inn and Suites 910 N. Temple 829-2055 Diboll Mobile Home Park 925 Denman 829-3611 Diboll Motors 1312 N. Temple 829-4533 Dr. Woody Ingram 308 Thompson 829-5589 Duran Electric 201 Chandler 212-1143 E.T. Family Medical/Dr. Cathcart 202 S. Temple 829-4749 Elite Cleaners 202 N. Hendrick 829-5980 Extreme Collision 131 S. U.S. Hwy. 59 829-2252 First Bank & Trust 104 N. Temple 829-4721 Fleetwood Transportation Svcs. 7642 Hwy. 59 S. 829-4735 Flowers Paint & Body 9171 S. U.S. Hwy. 59 829-3368 H & R Block 105 Weber, Suite C 829-4388 Ibarra Tire Shop 1511 N. Temple J.R.’s Party Barn 611 N. Temple 635-0462 KST Day Care Center 101 Maynard 829-5783 Leon Stricklen Insurance 105 Weber LSI Cleaning & Floor Care 1302 Brown 829-0149 Meese Saddlery 1221 N. Temple Drive Melvin Linton Homes 635-8942 Modern Cleaners 311 N. Hendrick 829-2752 Morris Air Conditioning 1319 N. Temple 829-2630 Moye’s Catering 1310 N. Temple 829-3040 Neches Pines Golf Course 900 Lumberjack Dr. 829-5086 Nirow Contractors 201 N. Temple 829-5100 Peaceful Rest Mortuary 311 N. First 829-3774 Palacio Construction 674-6898 Pumpkin Patch Pre-School 211 Morris Rd. 829-2933 Quick Change Oil and Lube 571 N. Temple 829-3970 R & R Washateria 904 N. Temple Rodriguez Custom Paint 1224 N. Temple 829-3280 Russell Ingram, DDM 308 Thompson 829-5589 Sabine Storage Units 301 N. Hendrick Sandra Pouland Real Estate 611 N. Temple 829-4040 Sara’s Beauty Shop 302 N. Hendrick 829-4900 ServiceMaster Clean 1300 N. Temple 634-6982 Speedy Ice L.L.C. 901 N. Temple S & S Transmissions 7883 S. Hwy. 59 829-4221 Star Enterprise 1509 N. Temple Temple-Inland Fed. Credit Union 109 N. Temple 829-1616 Terrell Insurance 902 N. Temple 29-2361 Tha Spot Barber Shop 906 N. Temple The Car Wash 204 N. Temple T.L.L. Temple Memorial Library 300 Park 829-5497 Total Energy 1430 N. Temple Tracy Nails & Spa 404 N. Temple 829-4435 Trinity Mission 900 S. Temple 829-5501 Vanity Salon 305 N. Hines 829-5000 Wilkerson Financial Center 105 Weber, Suite A Wilkerson Piddlin’ Service 810 South Meadows 829-4817 Zumba - April Lopez 465-3275

Other/Independent Diboll ISD City of Diboll Diboll Housing Authority

P.O. Box 550 400 Kenley 702 S. First

829-4718 829-4757 829-5440

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Trey Wilkerson of Wilkerson Financial Services, neighbor of The Free Press on Weber Street, visits with Bettye Greer during August’s DBA Pack the House, hosted by The Diboll Free Press and publisher Richard Nelson, who operates the business out of his house. Diboll Business Association members take turns hosting the event each month. September’s Pack the House event will the the Showcase from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at the DISD Administration Building parking lot. More than 20 businesses will participate. Find out what Diboll has to offer and possibly win a door prize.


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Bring the family out September 21 -- 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Diboll ISD Administration Parking Lot Over 20 local businesses will be on display. Come see what Diboll has to offer. Participating Businesses include: J.R.’s Party Barn Brookshire Brothers Neches Pines Golf Course Wilkerson Financial Services Diboll ISD Sandra Pouland Real Estate Vanity Salon Quick Change Oil & Lube/ Superior Limo Temple-Inland Federal Credit Union Los Jarritos East Texas Tupperware

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