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The Diboll

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2013, Issue No. 38

Dateline Diboll

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 936-2290675. Last Day to sign up is Sept. 20.


The SPJST dance will be Friday, Sept. 20 from 7:30 - 10:30 pm., with Glenn Lenderman entertaining. The cost is $5 for members and $6 for guest. The address is 197 Hughes Road, the old skating rink in Fuller Springs. We have a very good dance floor. Please bring your favorite finger food for the food table. For more information, please call 875-2867.

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City tax rate, budget set RICHARD NELSON

No Diboll citizens spoke at either of two public hearings on the tax rate, not did anyone attend Monday’s City Council meeting and speak out. So, given the green light by no public complaints or concerns, City Council

passed the 2013-14 budget and tax rate. The tax rate is the same as last year’s 56.7425 cents per $100 property valuation; however, because property values have increased the tax rate will bring in more revenue for the city. With the average value of a Diboll residence at $78,220, tax on that property will increase about $14 this year.

The $5.1 million budget includes a 2 percent raise for city employees and a 2 percent bonus in November. It also includes a ¾-ton truck for the Water Department, a half-ton truck for the Street and Parks Department; and a dump truck for the Sewer Department. “It was great not to need to raise water and sewer rates this year,”

said City Manager Dennis McDuffie. “We had to do that over the last four to five years. This year there is enough revenue from that side of the budget to not have to raise the rates. We are also buying new equipment for the City departments that have not been able to buy new equipment for several years.”

Nita Hurley Day!

Fiestas Patrias

Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, 100 Maynard St., in Diboll, is celebrating Fiestas Patrias, beginning at 10 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, beginning with a Mass in Spanish. Beginning at 11:30 a.m. there will be music, vendors, religious articles, food, volleyball and soccer tournaments. From noon to 1:30 p.m. is Loteria in the Hall. An English Mash will begin at 1:30 p.m. Other activities include the Mexican National Anthem Singing Competition, Chaplet of Mercy, Coronation of Candidates for Fiestas Patrias Queen and Folk Dances.


Freed By Christ

In God’s Bible ProverbHow is life treating you? You probably are struggling with many different things. How are you going to handle them? How are you going to straighten everything out? The truth is you cannot. Only Jesus Christ can. In Isaiah 61: 1, it says, “The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, because the Lord has anointed Me to preach good tidings to the poor. He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound.” Jesus Christ is the only One who can do all these things in your life and more. Please let Jesus come into your heart and be your Savior and Lord. We continue to pray for you. Please let us know how we can help you. Our phone number is 829-5299. -- Bro. Kenny Hibbs, First Baptist Church


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Photos by Richard Nelson

Fellow church members, friends and family honored Nita Hurley on Sunday for 50 years of serving as choir cirector of Diboll’s First United Methodist Church. Mayor John McClain proclaimed Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013, as “Nita Hurley Day in the City Diboll.” However, it was business as usual for Hurley, who still led the choir, left photo. Right photo, Terry Carlton presents Hurley with a framed copy of the mayoral proclamation. For more, see Sandra Pouland’s column on Page 2.

Scouts can now go up a creek with Keeler Grant BURLON WILKERSON

Boy Scouts of America activities are designed to reinforce the motto, “Be Prepared.” To meet this goal, leaders try to see that kids have opportunities to do things they wouldn’t have a chance to experience if they were not part of the organization. Members of the Diboll troop are now better able to do this thanks to a Keeler grant for new canoes. The donation of $10,890 provided for the purchase of 10 three-person aluminum canoes. These canoes will be used by the troop in a variety of water activities and in developing life-saving skills. They will also be useful as the Scouts work toward earning certain merit badges in the program. Sam Hankla, the troop committee chairman, explained why the new canoes were needed. “Our old canoes were some that were owned by the families of our kids,” he said. “Honestly, some of them were not in very good shape, and we simply

needed some that the Scouts could call their own.” He said that the members can now take pride in ownership and can experience the responsibilities and rewards that come with caring for property. “Scouting teaches leadership skills,” said Hankla. “The kids have assigned tasks and leadership positions which are designed to help them develop into more productive citizens. At the same time, many of the activities expose them to things they might use for a career.” According to Hankla, this broadening of experience is one of the key facets of scouting. For example, some of the kids have never even been camping, much less gone canoeing, before joining scouts. Their participation allows them to do

many new things. Grants from the Thomas T. Keeler Grant Program go 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. They 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. The Diboll Boy Scout troop, under the direction of Scoutmaster Raymond Sims, is one of the most active ones in the area. In addition to their activities within the group, they also perform a great deal of community service. They help transport canned goods for the Christian Information and Service Center, they perform flag ceremonies and march in parades, and they participate in National Forest and city-wide trashoff events. “We want our scouts to be a positive presence in the community,” Hankla said.

Photos by Richard Nelson

Eyeball on Diboll Eyeball on Diboll reports Johnny Johnson has

lived up to his promise to fill in the potholes in front of his carwash on Highway 59. A readers has suggested someone needs to mow, edge and fix the fences along Lumberjack Drive, one of Diboll’s most driven streets. The photo above shows just one section of fence in need of repair. The city has begun mowing several areas in need, delayed until the recently purchased mower, above, was delivered. If you know of something that needs attention, alert The Free Press and we’ll attempt to bring it to the appropriate party’s attention. Email or call 936-829-3313.

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Thursday, September 19, 2013

Friends, family enjoy Nita Hurley Day Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013, was proclaimed as Nita Hurley Day in the City of Diboll. Friends of her church, Diboll First United Methodist Church, planned a very special service on Sunday in her honor and managed to surprise Nita. In 1963 the music of Diboll UMC had been under the direction of Dorothy Farley until her husband’s job relocated the family to Arizona. Dorothy’s position was passed on to Nita Ramsey, a senior at Diboll High School who had been singing for years in her church and for various occasions. Since that time Nita’s faithful service and beautiful voice has blessed her congregation, the community and even Carnegie Hall. The mayor’s proclamation stated Nita’s voice of an angel has sung at weddings, baptisms and funerals and blessed the citizens of Diboll with her rendition of “O Holy Night. “ (Mr. Temple was quoted as saying “It wasn’t Christmas until Nita sung it.”) The congregation was packed with friends and family members that appreciate her and have loved to hear her sing many specials throughout the years, including “Amazing Grace,” “The King Is Coming” and many others. After graduating from DHS Nita married Gary Hurley. They have two sons, Kevin and Colin; and three grandchildren, Reagan, Sydney and Kevin Jr. Sunday’s program at the Diboll Methodist church for Nita Hurley Day included several more surprises for Nita. Her cousin and former pianist, Aleen Grimes, was present to play for the “Good News Boys,” a quartet that has not performed in several years and included Jeff Hearne, Daniel Dover, Glenn Price and Mike Warren. Former choir member Sally Macher sang “Thank You for the Music” with words paraphrased by Kathy Custer just for Nita. Mavis Trout read a special prayer written by Betty Hendrick. Don and Dolly Whitaker sang a duet. Rosemary Swetland-Berry sang “Thank You” and Pastor Keith Broyles’ sermon, “The Hall of Faith,” was dedicated to Nita. The choir had been working for weeks on “My Tribute” under Nita’s direction, accompanied by Rosemary Berry on the piano, but Nita was unaware that her testimonial song was going to be sung on “her” day.

Other former choir members that sang in the choir were Linda Fulmer, Doreen Wideman and Bill Smith, along with regular members that included Sue Johnson, Betty Burkhalter, Melissa McCall, Linda Maxey, Linda Miller, Sandy Hendrick, Delana Hendrick, Mavis Trout, Gayle Farley, James Snarr, Gary Hurley, Herman Strauss and organist, Becky Donahoe. After the service, the ladies of the church had prepared a dinner for all who wanted to stay, eat and enjoy visiting with many friends who came to surprise Nita. *** Back in August, Jerry and Clara Breazeale, along with their daughter and son-in-law, Deidra and Kenny Carrell, and their granddaughter, Lee Ann Camp, and their great-grandson, 10-month-old Raylan, all drove to El Paso where Lee Ann’s husband, Jason Camp, is stationed and was due to arrive there from his second tour of duty in Afghanistan. It was sad and difficult for the family members to leave “the kids” and especially Raylan to return to East Texas. Not too long after that, Clara received an informative telephone call from Lee Ann saying that Jason got a few days off and they were planning to vacation in New Mexico. Clara had hardly hung the phone up when the front door bell rang. Jerry Lee opened the front door and was totally surprised to see 10-month-old Raylan sitting there in his car seat. About that time LeeAnn and Jason stepped out of the shrubbery, truly surprising everyone! *** Congratulations to Faye and George Honea, whose 65th wedding anniversary is Sept. 19. Brother James Bradford married Faye Anderson and George Honea in her church, First Baptist Church of Lufkin, in 1948. George thought First Baptist was too large so they decided to move their member-

ship to Calvary Baptist and have been there ever since. George’s father, R.V. Honea, was the railroad agent in Sacul and later moved to Diboll to work for the TSE railroad. George came later and worked for TSE for more than 20 years while Faye retired from Texas Power & Light after working for 39 years and 9 months. They have two sons; George II, who passed away in 2009, and Bruce and his wife, Rhonda, who live in Shreveport; two grandsons, Jeremy and Jarred, and granddaughter, Jana; and one great-grandson, Nathanial. *** Enjoyed visiting with James Hines when he came in with a picture of himself and movie star, Buck Taylor, who played on “Gunsmoke.” Both are artists and met at an art show. Buck Taylor lives in Boyd, Texas, where he has his own art studio. From this acquaintance, Buck Taylor asked James if he would be interested in being in a movie that was to be filmed in Crockett and two other Texas locations. Of course James was interested and eventually was dressed, beard and all, for the part of a stagecoach driver and won the approval of the casting director. James’ stagecoach scene was filmed in Lukenbach. The movie, “Red and Yellow Sunset,” is an old-timey made-for-TV western which should probably be finished in 2 to 3 months before he can claim his celebrity status. *** Clifford Cryer and Melissa Morasch stopped by after visiting The History Center. He had been told that some folks at the Round Table might remember his father, Sherwood Cryer. It just so happens that Geraldine Pouland graduated with his dad from DHS in l943. Clifford remembers coming to Diboll only for funerals. He grew up in Pasadena with his dad, who insisted his kids needed to have work ethics. As a young boy, some of Clifford’s best friends were Danny Cooksey and Greg Gilley. Greg and his dad, Mickey, ate almost every Sunday with the Cryers at Sudie’s Catfish House in Pasadena. He knew singers like Reba McEntire, George Jones, Tanya Tucker, Hank Thompson, George Strait, Johnny Lee and Randy Travis, but did not know them as entertainers who were there to perform in his dad’s club named “Gilley’s.” His dad had a patent for

El Toro, a mechanical bull that he learned to work on and later manufactured them. Clifford was older when he remembers meeting John Travolta and Debra Winger during the filming of “Urban Cowboy” that was filmed on location at Gilley’s in Pasadena. *** One Saturday morning, Denise Wilson of the Cowboy and the Princess, came in with two of her riding students. Two beautiful sisters with blond hair blue eyes: 8-yearold Alexandria and 6-year-old Clara who Mrs. D says “are on their way to becoming equestrians.” *** Colbe Robertson came in with his stepdad, Ray Fenley, to buy red “vet” wrap for his ankles for the eighth-grade football game against Bullard. Colbe is a wide receiver and cornerback. He corrected me, it’s not “quarter”, it’s “corner.” *** Charles Moore of Livingston was the lucky winner of the Remington 870- 12 gauge shotgun that was given away during the successful benefit for Justin Griffin. *** This Saturday, Sept. 21, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., 22 members of the Diboll Business Association will be set up under tents in the parking lot in front of the DISD Administration Building. This Showcase of Businesses is being done in hopes of letting people know what businesses are in Diboll and what items or services they have to sell. Please take the time to stop by visit, shop and meet some new folks. *** Bettie Havard, longtime employee of Pouland’s, is still in Hermann Hospital in Houston recovering from serious injuries she received in an accident. We are grateful she has been moved from ICU into step down, but she still needs our prayers for her and her family. * * * 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.

Celebrate the library and its offerings this month September is Library Card Sign-up Month, a time when the T.L.L. Temple Memorial Library joins with the American Library Association and public libraries nationwide to make sure that our students have the most important school supply of all – a free library card. Resources at the library are available to anyone who has a library card. Students can turn to the library for materials, programs and services that support academic achievement. Some of these resources are computers with Internet access, research materials, and summer reading programs. Students can use their library cards from home, too. Our library offers access to important educational resources, like ebooks and Texshare databases. “Our library provides all types of students with the tools they need to succeed,” says Brenda Russell, director. “We provide students with exciting and engaging programs that make learning fun and resources that they can access from the library or from home – all with a free library card. It is for

News from... T.L.L. Temple Memorial Library these reasons that a library card is the most important school supply of all.” For more information on how to sign up for a library card, visit the Library in person or call us at 936-829-5497. *** Diboll Lumberjack’s Homecoming Week! The Library will host a Teen After-Game Party for ages 1218, Friday, Sept. 20, after the homecoming game. Come eat food, watch a movie, or just socialize. This Library Backs the Jacks! *** Family Movie Day at the Library is Friday, Sept. 27, at 6 p.m. Popcorn and lemonade 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. *** “Tangled Threads” is a needle-crafting group that meets the second Tuesday of each month at 9:30 a.m. at the library. Anyone is welcome to join at any time. The next meeting is on Oct. 8. Just come and bring a project that you are working on and socialize with others who do needle crafts. *** Hey teens! Here is something to look forward to in the near future. The li-

brary is hosting a Teen Zombie Party for ages 12-18 on Friday, Oct. 11, from 6 to 9 p.m. Come as a zombie or as your favorite zombie hunter. Enjoy free food, free games and a free zombie flick. That’s right! It is all free. Just come bring a friend and have fun! *** New Adult Books: “The Ocean At The End Of The Lane,” by Neil Gaiman – Sussex, England. A middle-aged man returns to his childhood home to attend a funeral. Although the house he lived in is gone, he is drawn to the farm at the end of the road, where, when he was seven, he encountered a most remarkable girl, Lettie Hempstock, and her mother and grandmother. He hasn’t thought of Lettie in decade, and yet as he sits by the pond (a pond that she’d claimed was an ocean) behind the ramshackle old farmhouse, the unremembered past

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comes flooding back. And it is a past too strange, too frightening, too dangerous to have happened to anyone, let alone a small boy. “All That Glitters,” by Linda Howard – Greek billionaire playboy Nikolas Constantinos intended to conclude his business deal with Jessica Stanton, aka The Black Widow, as quickly as possible. Love hadn’t been part of his plan; a hot affair or a one-night stand was all he’d allow. Why? Because love would lead to marriage, and marriage to Jessica, a woman with a scandalous past, could ruin him. But love was the one thing he couldn’t control… “Protector.” by Diana Palmer – His brother had been the only family he had left in the world. Hayes, a long, tall and serious Texan, has long been suspicious of the blond-haired, bright-

eyed Minette Raynor, who is both mysterious and beautiful. And now he’s convinced that Minette was involved in giving his brother the drugs that killed him. As far as Hayes is concerned, neither her looks nor anything else will stand in the way of him righting what is so very wrong. Minette can’t get Hayes off her mind, or off her back. His investigation of her is a nuisance, but as an undercover DEA agent, that’s the least of her worries. Until she finds herself in great danger, and he’s the only one who can save her. Can she count on Hayes believing the truth – and saving her life? *** 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!

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Thursday, September 19, 2013


LHS Class of ’73 announces reunion plans Marcia Cox Waller with the LHS Class of ’73 sent me a message that they are having their 40th reunion on Saturday, Oct. 5, in downtown Lufkin at Abrams. There is a Facebook page: “LHS class of 73” where notices and information can be seen about activities. They also have an email account: Lufkin Class of *** Lynn Torres sent an email about the “Mitchell group tour” to travel to Paris during Spring Break 2014, March 8- 16. Please look at the itinerary, dates and price. Lynn is excited to begin traveling again! Note: During this trip they will move from town to town and stay in different hotels. This will lessen the time spent traveling out from Paris and allow them to see more of Normandy and Brittany. She has changed the cheese factory trip to a stop in Bayeux to see the tapestry. They will provide you with details about how to sign up online or how to contact them to register. The tour will be to Paris, Normandy and Brittany She has also created your Tour Center website. Direct your travelers here for enrollment: *** Vendors are needed for the First Christian Church Christian Women’s Fellowship Holiday Extravanza to be Tuesday, Nov. 19, from 4:30 to 7 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Contact Tina Turner at 936-526-3859 or dtbmturner@ if you would like vendor space. *** Happy Birthday: Laura Beth Dickerson, Mary Holland, Linda Teer, Ashley Holland, Carlyn Garner, Brian Moore, Joe Davis, Doug Russell, Charles Robinson, Laura Thannisch, Stephen Jayroe, Theresa Williamson, Robert Anderson, Jane Ainsworth, Robert Warren, Derrick Wayne Holland, Roscoe Ivy, Linda Whitton, Mistie Murray, Carol Beckham,

Kathey Moore, Peggy Lankford, Cadence Seale. *** Happy Anniversary: Doris and Tom Tatum, Shirley and Johnny Jackson, Julie and Rocky Morris celebrate 20 years; Shelia and Jeff Harkness. *** Sarah Austin was my date for the Angelina Arts Alliance show “Feet Don’t Fail Me Now!” Phyllis Gould sits beside us. She is Tracy Pinkerton’s mother. Sarah and I went out to eat and saw Allyson Langston and daughter Lilly Grace having a “girls’ night out” before the performance. E.J. Bowers and Mary Orman, Jewel and Frank Arender, Kathy and David Burris were all behind us. Ellen and Ryan Sorrell were almost late watching the A&M vs. Alabama football game. I visited with JoAnn and Richard Rainwater who were sitting in front of us. *** On October 3-5, the Lufkin High School Fine Arts Department will present Neil Simon’s “Rumors.” There will be a Saturday matinee at 2 p.m. Other performances will start at 7 p.m. in the Tom Jack Lucas Auditorium. *** Honor America Night will be Saturday, Nov. 9. Apple pie and hotdogs start at 4:30 p.m. in the LHS cafeteria. The performances by the Lufkin Middle School and LHS band will start in Abe Martin Stadium at 7 p.m.

Looking for the perfect turkey tetrazzini I love Turkey Tetrazzini....but I have never been able to find a good recipe for it. This one has all the right ingredients, so I have my fingers crossed! The good news is that is makes enough to serve one and freeze one.

Turkey Tetrazzini

1/2 lb. spaghetti 4 TBSP butter or margarine 10 oz. mushrooms sliced 1 medium celery rib, finely chopped 3 TBSP. flour 2 cups chicken broth 1 and 1/2 cups milk 1/4 tsp. salt 1/3 tsp. pepper 3 cups cubed cooked turkey 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese 1/4 cup bread crumbs In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook spaghetti until tender but still firm, about 10 minutes. Drain, rinse under cold running water, and drain again. In a large skillet, melt 1 TBSP meted butter or margarine over medium high heat, Add mushrooms and cook stirring, until pan is dry, about 5 minutes. Set mushrooms aside on plate. Add remaining 3 TBSP.

Judicious & Delicious With Judge Esther Barger butter and celery to skillet. Cook over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, until celery softens, about 3 minutes, Whisk in flour and cook, stirring, 1 minute. Whisk in broth. Increase heat to medium-high and bring to a boil, stirring frequently. Whisk in milk and simmer 3 minutes. Stir in salt and pepper. Remove sauce from heat. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Grease a 13x9x2 inch baking dish (or 2 8x8 inch dishes if you wish to freeze one). Place spaghetti in dish, pour half of sauce over spaghetti. Add mushrooms and turkey; stir to mix, Pour remaining sauce over all. In a small bowl, mix Parmesan cheese and bread crumb. Sprinkle over top. Bake 20 to 25 minutes, until browned and bubbly. Send recipes or comments to Judge Esther Barger, 211 N. Temple, Diboll, TX 75941 or email to ebarger@angelina

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Brief Explanatory Statements of Proposed

Constitutional Amendments Special Election November 5, 2013

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.”

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.

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up to date on her daughters. Ashley Cornelius graduated from University of Texas in May and accepted a teaching position at Coop Elementary in Houston ISD. She has an apartment in Spring. Her first weeks of teaching have gone well. She is teaching Kindergarten and her classroom is so cute. Her sister Amanda Lawrence went and stayed with her some to help her decorate. Amanda and Zach Lawrence have started building their house in Hudson. Nimesh Patel is building it. It should take them four to five months to complete. They are all so excited. Their son Jacob is in the third grade this year. He is playing fall baseball. The boys get to pitch in live arm so he has been practicing pitching. He loves to steal bases. He told Grandmother Carol that he has been waiting his whole life to steal a base. Their daughter Kenzie is in a 3k class at First United Methodist Church and loves her class. Carol says that her life is so blessed with family. Grandchildren are so much fun. Ashley has a cat so she tells her it is her grandcat. I know that their “Nana Jane” (Cornelius) would also be proud of them. *** Rosemary Blackstock called that she had swarms of hummingbirds. One sat for three hours on her feeder keeping the other birds from drinking. Jean and Oscar Dillahunty have swarms of birds. I guess I am just not on their path. I have my same three it seems. Dian Brock saw the Dillahunty birds and bought a feeder. Her dogs enjoy watching the swarms as do Jean’s cats. *** Catch you around town.


Proposition Number 2 (HJR 79)

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This is always a moving night since I have a military person in my family. *** The Fall LHS Choir Concert will be Tuesday, Oct. 15 at 7 p.m. in the Tom Jack Lucas Auditorium. *** Ernest and I went to check on Jim Gorden and Elise Bell when their daughter Bonnie Bell Allen passed away. Some there visiting were: Jack and Lois Warner, Janet Thompson and Kip Miller. Raymond Bell came in from a two week stay in the hospital in Houston from heart by-pass surgery. *** Cathy Pavlic is a busy lady. She teaches a master’s level class in social work at Stephen F. Austin State University. Social work is the fastest growing career, and they have 60 students and had two teachers when they hired Cathy as an adjunct professor. In her other time, she is the discharge planner for the Mental Health Emergency Center behind the Salvation Army Day Care Center. This center, which has been there for three years, provides assessment and/or brief treatment to persons 18 years or older who are experiencing a mental health crisis. There are two programs: one is the extended observation unit and the second is a crisis residential unit. They can provide a tele-med 24/7 contact with a psychologist via television where they can be diagnosed and not have to wait. This is all done through the Burke Center. *** Mark your calendar for the first Sharon Shriners’ Charity Night at Lufkin Outback Steakhouse. It will be Sunday, Sept. 29, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. They will donate 10 percent of your check to the Shriners. *** Carol Cornelius Chmielewski brought me

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

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

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 19, 2013


Mildred Wayne Bailey Brasher

Funeral services for Mildred Wayne Bailey Brasher, 74, of Kirbyville, TX, will be 2:00 P.M. Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at Stringer & Griffin Funeral Home in Jasper with burial to follow at Friendship Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday, September 16, 2013 from 5:00 –8:00 p.m. at Stringer & Griffin Funeral Home in Jasper. A native and life long Jasper –Kirbyville resident, Mildred was a member of the Jasper County Cowboy Church. She was an artistic person who loved plants, flowers, family, grandkids, and friends. Mildred is survived by her husband Donald Ray Brasher, sons Gary & wife Robin , Toney Brasher, all of Jasper, Tx., Ricky Brasher & wife Debbie of Lufkin, TX., and Steve Brasher & wife Mary of Huntington TX.; daughter Pamela Toole of Livingston, Tx.; brothers Roy Bailey, Jim Bailey & wife Glinda, Carroll Bailey & wife Terri, all of Kirbyville,Tx. eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Mildred was predeceased by her parents Orbie Harvey and Lois Marie Bailey. Memorials may be made to Lakes Area Hospice 254 Ethel Street Jasper, Texas 75951 Services are under the direction of Stringer & Griffin Funeral Home of Jasper.

Vernon ‘Red’ Albert Oaks

Services for Vernon “Red” Albert Oaks, 74, of Diboll, will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, September 19, 2013 in the Gipson Funeral Home Chapel, with Bro. Vic Bass, Bro. Roy Hall, and Bro. Kenny Hibbs officiating. Interment will follow in the Emporia Cemetery in Diboll. Mr. Oaks was born July

9, 1939 in Fastrill, Texas, the son of the late Lottie Mae (Wright) and Willie Albert Oaks. He passed away Monday, September 16, 2013 at his residence. Mr. Oaks was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He attended school in Diboll. He joined the United States Navy and served on an oiler ship. During his Navy service, he married Ezzie Williams in 1963. He loved his family, church and friends. He was formerly on the Diboll school board, coached Little League baseball and was an avid Diboll Lumberjacks fan. He loved building birdhouses, hunting, fishing, camping, and being outdoors – he was a true sportsman. Mr. Oaks was instrumental in building Lakeview Baptist Church on FM 2497. He was a member of Jubilee Baptist Church of Diboll. Survivors include his wife of 49-3/4 years, Ezzie Oaks; daughters and sonsin-law, Debbie and Randy Hambrick and Cindy and Andy Parish; granddaughter, Emily Parish; granddaughters and grandsons-in-law, Felicia and James Johnson, Traci and Andrew Hall and Hannah and Richard Hughes; great-grandchildren, Josie Hambrick, Lillie Johnson, Chesnie “C J” Johnson, Bryce Johnson and Haylee Johnson; very special friend, Travis Parish; mother-in-law, Myrtle Williams; sister-in-law, Valeria Oaks; brother-in-law and sisterin-law, Kenneth and Donna Williams; and a number of nephews, nieces, other family members, and friends. In addition to his parents, Mr. Oaks was preceded in death by his grandson, Joseph M. Hambrick; and brothers, Richie and John Oaks. Pallbearers will be, Joe Calhoun, Jason Stuck, Chris Hambrick, Alvin Parish, Gary Martel and Charlie Mann. The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 18, 2013 at Gipson Funeral Home. Condolences may be offered at Services have been placed in the trust of Gipson Funeral Home

55. *Halloween time 57. *Apple orchard activity 61. Re-use old ideas 64. Bloodless 65. Fed. procurement group 67. External 69. Armrest? 70. Singular of #50 Across 71. “The Barber of Seville,” e.g. 72. Religious offshoot 73. Clinton ___ Rodham 74. Tina Fey’s Liz



Fall in the Air ACROSS

1. *What a harvester does 6. On #2 button 9. Lyme disease carrier 13. The N of U.S.N.A. 14. Romanian money 15. Languidly 16. Got up 17. “The Lord of the Rings” character 18. Distinguish oneself 19. *Fall TV time 21. *Colorful autumn attraction 23. Eggs

24. Not mint 25. Rare find 28. Means justifiers 30. Comment 35. Lyric poems 37. Bit 39. Musical show 40. Tangerine grapefruit hybrid 41. *Autumnal feeling in air 43. ___ Verde National Park 44. Capital of Morocco 46. It’s capped 47. At a previous time, archaic 48. Motion picture type 50. *Nut droppers 52. Distress signal 53. Chicken ____

1. Nucleic acid 2. Lobe holders 3. Assert 4. Leisurely walk 5. *Fall’s usually the time for a long one 6. Hoppy beers 7. “Fresh Prince of ___-Air” 8. Some have links 9. Curbside call 10. Famous Peruvian group 11. Horsefly 12. Actor ____ MacLachlan 15. Metal-worker 20. Bank run, e.g. 22. “___ the land of the free...” 24. Sir Peter _______, English actor 25. *Natural decoration 26. Degas or Poe 27. Peach _____ dessert 29. “____ Diaries” book series 31. Same, in French 32. Certifies 33. Actress Rene 34. *”To Autumn” poet 36. Thailand, formerly 38. Seaward 42. Superior grade of black tea 45. “There for the ______” 49. Wrath, e.g. 51. *It starts all over 54. Incite 56. Greyish brown 57. Forward move in football 58. ____ of Man 59. All the rage 60. Cigarette brand 61. *Used for gathering 62. Flower supporter 63. Deli offering 66. Sigma Alpha Epsilon 68. Campaigned

Collectors’ show in Lufkin this week Today through Saturday, National Coin Collectors Association will assist local residents with evaluating all types of US and foreign coins and currency. Anyone interested in selling their items can be connected with member- collectors wanting to purchase coins for their collections. The process is free and there is no obligation to sell anything. The Lufkin show is from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Pitser Garrison Convention Center, 601 N. Second St. For anyone that would like to have their items evaluated, the process is free. Those interested in selling their coins and currency may ask to be connected with collectors looking for the types of items they have. This service is also free, and the seller will keep 100 percent of the offer made, if

they choose to sell. During this event, anyone can bring in gold or silver coins and currency to have experts examine them free of charge. Offers to purchase will be made based on that day’s silver and gold market, as well as the condition and rarity of the coins. Gold buyers are also on hand during the coin show. If you have gold, platinum

or silver jewelry you might want to bring it to this event. You can have it tested, weighed and valued free of charge. If you are interested in selling, they can accommodate that too. Buyers will be on hand all week examining and purchasing all types of jewelry; even costume jewelry is wanted. This event is free to attend and there is never any pressure to sell.

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You are Invited

to the first Diboll Business Association


Bring the family out September 21 -- 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. DISD Administration Lot Over 20 local businesses will be on display. Participating Businesses include: J.R.’s Party Barn Avon by Sandra/Compro Tax Brookshire Brothers Basic Spanish Classes Neches Pines Golf Course Angelina Casualty Insurance Wilkerson Financial Services H&R Block Diboll ISD First Bank and Trust Sandra Pouland Real Estate Wilkerson Piddlin’ Service Vanity Salon LSI Cleaning Service Quick Change Oil & Lube/ Goodwill Superior Limo Pouland’s The Everything Store Temple-Inland Federal Credit Union Zumba -- April Lopez Los Jarritos The Diboll Free Press East Texas Tupperware Vanity Salon is will have a drawing for a free month of tanning. They also are offering 1 free tan with the purchase of a sample tan lotion and will have Lumberjacks T-shirts with pink ribbons for Breast Cancer Awareness. The Diboll Free Press is offering two Renaissance Festival tickets ($26 value) with the purchase of an annual subscription ($26). There will be other specials and drawings, too!

There will be door prizes!


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Take it to God; let Him handle your anger I’m mad too, Eddie! Maybe not what you are mad about, but mad just the same. A few days ago I got the opportunity to pray for a lady on crutches with a broken leg. The broken leg was because her husband had an anger problem. A lady gets a broken leg because her husband was angry! What is wrong with this picture? What in the world could have caused this man to go ballistic and break her leg? It is not easy to break a leg, and he was so out of control that he caused this to happen to someone that he is supposed to love and protect. This is so wrong in so many ways. Pastor Andy preached on anger last Sunday. Did you know that one out of five Americans have an anger management issue? 22% of divorces are because of anger. Did you know that 28%

Teacher Mom with

Jan Allbritton of murders occur in domestic situation, in other words- the home? At least one out of every four murders are in the home by someone who supposedly cares for you. A man the other day punched his baby boy in the abdomen because he would not stop crying. The baby died. My God, My God, where is the sense in all of this? Anger is not a new thing. Look in the Bible and see how King Saul tried to kill David repeatedly due to rage. He even

threw a spear at his own son, Jonathan, when he was angry. 79% of violent kids have witnessed violence in the home between their parents. So, now it is a generational thing. We learn violence and repeat it over and over and over. The famous pastor, Billy Sunday, said that anger is like a bomb. Will Rogers said that when you fly into a rage, you seldom make a safe landing. Don’t you agree? Pastor Andy stated that anger is not necessarily sinful. It can be sinful when it is explosive. It is sin when it hurts, demeans, abuses, or escalates to violence. In the Bible, it says that a quick-tempered man does foolish things. So when the explosive moment is coming, we are becoming a fool. Hmmm.

Anger can also be sinful when we have implosion. That is where we just keep it in. Anger turned inward becomes depression. Why do we turn anger inward? It is because of unresolved conflict. I have been around people who just blow up, and everyone just scatters because of the carnage that is happening. Because of that, I have done my best to avoid conflict. I hate conflict, big time. I know that sometimes I have to confront a situation, but I hate to have to do that. Due to not wanting to confront issues, I know that I have let some things stay in me and turn to depression. Even to this day, I struggle with facing some of the anger that I turned inward. I have been afraid of becoming angry because I had negative experiences in the past.

How can you and I overcome an anger issue? The very first thing is that we take it to God. He knows that we have that problem, but He wants us to come to Him with it. When we are willing to face it, God gives us a plan to resolve the underlying problem. God will help us to diffuse the emotion of the moment. He will also give us the long-term cure of transforming, changing, us if we will let Him. So here’s the question: Do you control your anger, or does your anger control you? Are you willing to let God handle this? Are you willing to let Him in and let Him do some changing in you? Jan Allbritton is a Diboll resident who teaches at St. Cyprian’s Episcopal School.

Kind words can encourage people who are down “An anxious heart weighs a man down but a kind word cheers him up.” - Proverbs 12:25 “Woo Hoo! Good job, buddy!” We had just bragged on Eli as we read the email that his teacher sent. He did an awesome job on all of his testing, and his teacher said she was very proud of him. Eli was beaming with pride. Emma was smiling ear to ear as I told her and her dad about the email her teacher sent. She was such a joy and very respectful. We “oohed” and “ahhed” over her


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


Next, we bragged on Ellie for getting smiley faces every day at

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

school so far. To be honest, we weren’t sure this was possible, but we are so proud that Ellie’s been good for her teacher. Matter of factly, she told us that she’s a big kid now. This week, a student was headed to my classroom with a not-so-happy look. As she walked in, I complimented her shoes. A couple of other girls liked them as well, and the girl’s whole attitude changed. She was smiling and laughing- all because we said something nice about her shoes. At the pep rally after a long

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

week of exhaustion for me, a parent told me that her child loved my class and gushed about learning so much in just the first wee. She wished more teachers were like me. “GO ME!” I thought. Her words totally made my day- week even! KIND WORDS! Kind words can be uplifting and encouraging when people are down, overwhelmed, or anxious. Help build others up! I challenge you to be kind to others today. *** First Untied Methodist Church

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

has much to offer. Youth, 6th grade - 12th grades, meet on Wednesdays and Sundays. YUMYS, (PK4-5th grades) meet Sunday afternoons. Sunday school for all ages and groups begins at 10 a.m. each Sunday. Worship begins at 11 a.m. each Sunday. *** Come out and meet us; come and let us know what we can do to serve you. We want to welcome you into the family of God. Come join us as we worship our Lord. Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors!

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Abundant Life Church 434 W. Main St., Zavalla 936-897-9997 Diboll First United 708 Hendrix, Diboll 936-676-6738 New Life United 482 S. Gibson St., Huntington 936-876-9046 Ora United FM 2109, Huntington 936-897-2066 United Pentecostal 256 Colwell St., Zavalla 936-897-2856


Church of Christ Jesus 100 N. Beech St., Diboll 936-829-3276 Church of the Living God 1002 Cypress St., Diboll 936-829-4844 Faith Family Church 7020 S. US Hwy 59, Diboll 936-829-9673 Grace Gospel US Hwy 69, Zavalla 936-897-2218 Huntington Church of the Living God 1008 N. Main, Huntington 936-876-3953 James Chapel True Light Holiness 1803 FM 844, Huntington 936-876-3697 St. Thomas Spirit and Truth Ministries 803 S. Temple, Diboll

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Thursday, September 19, 2013

30 Years Ago: Airport property purchase OK’d One Year Ago

Diboll City Council approves $6.1 million budget for 2012-2013 with water/sewer rate increases. Diboll ISD implements the new The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2012. Jacks suffer another wet loss, 14-0 to Bullard in a driving rain storm. Diboll’s Carlos Teal was held to 26 yards rushing on 14 carries. Diboll now stands at 1 win with 2 losses. Diboll City Council authorize Diboll police department to pull down individual’s signs illegally placed on road signs, utility poles and in public rightof-ways. Local artist Lois Hurd prepares for the Lufkin Art Guild Show. Angelina County mourns the death of former Lufkin Fire Department Chief Billy Stephens. Chief Stephens was the oldest deacon at Harvest Baptist Church.

Five Years Ago

Diboll struggles to its collective feet this week as recovery efforts begin after the heavy blow from Hurricane Ike. Longtime friend of Diboll, Tommy Farley, plays the role of King in Diboll Day skit as part of Group 2 fundraiser. Former Diboll High School graduate Marilyn Harper just returned from 12-month tour of duty in Iraq and is now presently stationed with the U.S.

30 Years of Diboll Free Press Clippings A Public Service of The History Center Army at Fort Hood. Former Texas SouthEastern Railroad chief George Honea and wife Faye celebrates 50 years of wedded bliss. Diboll Day Group 1 host Three-on-Three basketball tournament at the Diboll Boys & Girls Club.

Ten Years Ago

Diboll Junior High School kicks off Renaissance Learning Program. Trinity Mission Family Council of Diboll names laundry supervisor Pat Washington as its “Employee of the Month”. The History Center host book signing for Geraldine Ellis Watson, author of “Reflections on the Neches: A Naturalist’s Odyssey along the Big Thicket’s Snow River”. Diboll High School cheerleaders are bound for national competition sponsored by the NCA. Team includes Kristi Homan, Kortney McMullen, Chaney Wyatt, Brittnee Neyland, Lindsey Harper, Ashlei Burchfield, Alyssa Tamez, Crystal Nero, Lindsay Wallace, Hannah Bowman, Rachel Bowman and Shelby Ferguson

Twenty Years Ago

3,700 register for fall semester at Angelina College. This is a 9.8% increase from fall 1992. Diboll City Council adopts 1993-1994 budget and pay increase for city employees, 4-1. Diboll Dairy Queen welcomes new manager Rick Brazas. Temple-Inland sponsored Diboll Junior High School Students of the Week are J.J. Wyatt, Laura Yates and Heidi Olivarez. San Antonio Fox Tech files complaint with the U.I.L. charging Diboll with “illegal recruiting” of former Fox Tech football player Damien Mark. Diboll cleared of U.I.L. probe. Jon Bunn, 1 993 graduated of Huntington High School and a 1981 graduate of SFASU, is promoted to the rank of major in the U.S. Army and is currently attending classes at the Special Warfare Center at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

Thirty Years Ago

Final negotiations are completed and approval given by Angelina County Commissioners Court for the purchase of 60 acres of land adjacent to the Angelina County Airport.

Photo Courtesy of The History Center

Thirty Years Ago This Week

Members of the family of the late Homer Garrison Jr. are on hand for the dedication of the Homer Garrison Jr. Federal Building in Lufkin Friday afternoon. The building is located across from the Lufkin Civic Center and its name honors the Lufkinite who for so many years headed the Texas Department of Public Safety. Present Department head Col. Jim Adams is on hand for the dedication. Congressman Charles Wilson made the official dedication on the building and was accepted by Lufkin Mayor Pitser Garrison. A record of 2,787 students enrolled for the fall semester easily surpassing the old record of 2,213. Repainting and refurbishing the Temple-Eastex water tower near the old Tex-Lam building is almost completed. Bertha Pavlic and Dot

Robbins host grand opening of “Grandma’s Attic”, a gift shop specializing in brass items. The shop will also carry bridal items. Denise Rast of Diboll wins $100 at Brookshire Brothers’ promotion at the Diboll location.

Corrigan-Camden Booster Club sponsors “Hee-Haw Show”. The all-star cast includes Carl Ferguson as Junior Samples; Jack Shadix as Grandpa Jones; Joann Ivey as Minnie Pearl; and Billie Carter Weese as Ida. Special guest is Nita Hurley.

DATELINE Cont’d Fall mums

Diboll PTSA is taking orders for fall mums. The 12-inch plants come in bronze, yellow, red, or lavendar. Cost is $12. Deadline to order is Sept. 26 with delivery on Wednesday, Oct. 2. Contact Jan Wilkerson at 936-829-4817 to place your order.

Wall of Honor

The date for the Wall of Honor Induction has been moved to Oct. 18. The deadline will be Oct. 4, and applications must be received at that time. Criteria for nominees will be published in a future edition of The Free Press.

Scarecrow Decorating

Join T.L.L. Temple Library and

the Diboll PTSA for a fun-time in October. The Library and PTSA will host a “Pumpkin Patch” for all students through second grade. Stories, face painting, and fun activities are planned for those attending. As part of the fun, a scarecrow decorating contest is being held. All local businesses and organizations are invited to participate. Scarecrows will be displayed in the Library from Oct.21 until Oct. 31. Scarecrows can be picked up from the library on Nov. 1 for display at your business location during the month of November. Judging for first, second, and third place will be held on Oct. 21. Winning scarecrows will be able to wear their ribbons while on display. All organizations, businesses, and individuals are encouraged to

participate. This is great advertisement at almost no cost. Have your Scarecrow reflect your business or organization. Stands are available for $5 each. to order or for more information, call Jan Wilkerson at 936-8294817 or email her at

Culinary Arts showcases

Diboll High School’s Culinary Arts cooking classes will host the next set of showcases in the fall of 2013. The dates are Oct. 14, Nov. 4 and Dec. 2. The Diboll High School Culinary Arts Class works Diboll Family Literacy Center to share their talents and teach others how to make fun, family-friendly treats, tablescapes and decorations, etc.


The classes will be held at the Diboll ISD Culinary Arts Lab at the High School Room C6 from 6 to 8 p.m. The cost is $25 per person or $65 for all three classes, which includes everything needed for the evening. It is a great parent/child activity and fun for other adults who just enjoyed visiting and making the treats together. The Registration form is posted at, and then go to Departments, Adult Education/Family Literacy/Community Service Classes. You may mail the form in with payment or you may call or email your reservation and bring your payment the evening of the event. Mailing address is Diboll Family Education Center; 299 S .Neil Pickett; Diboll, Texas 75941. E-mail reservations to Carlye Morris at camor- or Jennifer Garcia at

Yearbooks online

The History Center staff members have begun to scan and make available online the earliest issues of the Diboll High School annuals. Take a look at what they have online so far: http://www.thehistorycenter They still have a need for good quality copies of 1945, 1950 and 1954, and there will be more needed as they move forward, including good copies of the H.G. Temple High School annuals. For more information, call The History Center at 936829-3543.

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Maintenance/ Transportation Coordinator Position

ance 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.

2013 in Cause No. 0135-13-PR, pending in the County Court at Law of Angelina County, Texas, to Larry Joe Bailey. The post office address to which claims should be submitted is as follows: Larry Joe Bailey, c/o Samuel D. Griffin, Jr. Attorney at Law, 211 E. Shepherd Ave., Suite 102, P.O. Box 150607, Lufkin, TX 759150607. All persons having claims against the Estate which is currently being administered are hereby notified to present hem to the person at the address shown above within the time and in the manner prescribed by law. Dated the 23rd day of July 2013.

(Signed) Samuel D. Griffin, Jr., Attorney at Law, 211 E. Shepherd Ave., Suite 102, P.O. Box 150607, Lufkin, Texas 75915-0607, Phone (936) 6347624, Fax No. (936) 634-7612, Attorney for Independent Executor.

Reba Ann Fields Ramsey, deceased, Cause Number 149-13 PR, now pending in the County Curt at Law of Angelina County, Texas. Said estate

is now being administered, and all persons having claims against said estate are hereby required to present the same to Lisa Ellis, Independent Ad-

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Independent Executor is: Ms. Lisa Ellis c/o Jeremy Crew Attorney at Law 115 W. Sheph¢rd Avenue Lufkin, Texas

75904. D A T E D this 12th day of Scptember, 2013. J e r e m y Crew, Attorrney for Independent Administrator

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Notice to Creditors

Notice is hereby given that original letters testamentary for the Estate of Roy Joe Bailey, Deceased were issued on July 23, FOR RENT


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Thursday, September 19, 2013


Jacks fall to 0-3, facing Shepherd CODY L. HAVARD

The Lumberjacks quest for their first win of 2013 was put on hold for at least another week as they dropped a 38-7 decision on the road to the Bullard Panthers. Conner Mebane led Bullard with 165 yards and two touchdowns on 19 carries. Meanwhile, the ‘Jacks fell in a big hole early for the second time in three weeks as Bullard raced out to a 24-0 lead midway through the second quarter. Diboll got on the board before the half as it recovered a fumble on a punt return and Raive Sheppard capitalized on the mistake, scoring on a one-yard run by Raive Sheppard. The lead stayed at 17 for the next quarter before Bullard scored two touchdowns late in the third quarter to seal the win and send Diboll to an 0-3 record. Diboll won’t have an easy task in getting win No. 1 this week as the undefeated Shepherd Pirates visit the Lumberjacks for Homecoming night on Friday. Shepherd is coming off a 41-6 win over The Woodlands Christian Academy. In that game, Javonte Green ran for 103 yards and a pair of touchdowns on 14 carries while Royse See and Keithon Johnson combined for 105 yards and two touchdowns on 23 carries. See also did damage through the air, completing 4-of-8 passes for 50 yards and a touchdown. Braeden Taylor was the team’s leading receiver with four receptions for 66 yards.

Carthage Bulldogs (3-0) Last week: Chapel Hill 52, Chapel Hill 22 This week: vs. Nacogdoches (2-0)

Carthage continued to look like a legitimate contender for the state title as it pounded Chapel Hill, 52-22, on Friday night. Blake Bogenschutz was his usual efficient self as he threw for 364 yards and four touchdowns to lead the onslaught. Meanwhile, Tevin Pipkin and Bryian Bolton spearheaded the team’s ground game with 266 combined rushing yards. Tee Goree was once again unstoppable as he caught seven passes for 168 yards and three touchdowns in the first

half alone. He then made a pair of interceptions after the break. Carthage could draw another big test this week as it hosts a Nacogdoches team coming off a 28-24 shocker over perennial 5A powerhouse Lufkin. It was the first win for Nacogdoches over the Panthers since 1992 in the annual series. Brandon Jones provided the biggest play of the night as he returned an interception 90 yards for a score with six minutes remaining. Hunter McClellan threw for 216 yards and two touchdowns and also ran for 84 yards and a touchdown. His biggest target was L.J. Barnes, who had several pivotal catches among his seven receptions for 80 yards.

Center Roughriders (0-3) Last week: Atlanta 23, Center 16 This week: vs. Fairfield (3-0)

The Center Roughriders expected to contend for one of the top spots in District 20-3A but have struggled coming out of the gate, as they dropped a 23-16 decision to the Atlanta Rabbits on Friday night. Center was led by Dalton Horton, who threw for 110 yards and a touchdown on 12-of-33 passing. Devin Whitaker led Center on the ground with 61 yards and a touchdown on 16 carries. Josh Burns was the team’s top receiving threat with five catches for 64 yards. Things won’t get any easier for the Roughriders in their quest for their first win of the season as they travel to face an undefeated Fairfield team that hasn’t been tested yet. Last week was Fairfield’s closest game of the season as it took a 50-14 win over Madisonville. That came after wins over Diboll (70-13) and Canton (57-0) to start the season. In that game, Fairfield returned a pair of fumbles for touchdowns and had three other turnovers that led directly to scores. Larry Rose led the offense with 123 yards on 14 carries. Last season, Center took a win over Fairfield in the regular season before Fairfield returned the favor in the playoffs.

Photo by Richard Nelson

Diboll’s Jesse Herrada brings down a Bullard player while BJ Vinson cuts back to help during Friday’s 38-7 loss.

Jasper Bulldogs (1-2) Last week: Kirbyville 23, Jasper 20 This week: vs. West Orange-Stark

Beaumont Central offense in check.

to a tough Kirbyville team. Dwayne Daggles scored on a 14-yard run in the fourth quarter to finish off a late surge and give Kirbyville the win. Jacksonville held a 20-10 advantage late in the game before the Wildcats’ late surge gave them the win. Terrence Cuney led Jasper on the ground with 134 yards on 22 carries. Keanthony Cuney led Jasper on defense with 16 tackles. Jasper will look to get back in the win column on Friday night as it takes on a West Orange-Stark team that is coming off a 31-7 blowout win over the Beaumont Central Jaguars. In that game, West Orange-Stark ran for close to 200 yards on the ground and kept the

The Red Devils’ strong start to the season was slowed down on Friday night as they started fast but came out on the short end of a 39-18 score against Splendora. Jamicheal Brown got Huntington off to a fast start as he scored on a 61-yard run. Then after Splendora scored the next 14 points, he drew the Red Devils closer by scoring on a 69-yard run to make it 14-12 midway through the second quarter. But Splendora took over from there as it scored the next 17 points to take control of the game. Huntington will look to end a twogame losing streak this week as it takes on a Bullard team coming off a 38-7 win over Diboll.

Huntington Red Devils (1-2) The Bulldogs suffered their second Last week: Splendora 39, H’ton 18 straight defeat as they dropped a 23-20 decision This week: vs. Bullard (2-1)

Lady Jacks find way to win RICHARD NELSON

Wow, this team is going to be really good in a couple years! The Diboll Lady Jacks have continued to get younger via player exodus, injury and illness. Diboll Coach Ron Holton had to bring up two more young players from subvarsity teams to fill in Tuesday. However, the Lady Jacks proved they are focused not on the future, but on right now, defeating Class 4A Jacksonville the H.G. Temple gymnasium, their home-away-from-home while new bleachers are being installed at the Diboll High School gym. And, winning now is what needs to happen with the first district match against Carthage looming at 5 p.m. Friday at the H.G. Temple campus. Diboll lost the first game 25-18, but came back to win the next three, 26-16, 25-18, 27-25. The Lady Jacks took a

commanding lead in Game 2 on the serving of Jypsy Rosales, one of the two players filling in on varsity for just the one match. Rosales served eight points, three not returned by Jacksonville, to put the Lady Jacks up 11-1. The lead was increased to 19-3 on the service of Mia Williams. During her run, senior Lexxus Hamilton unleashed the most thunderous kill of the night to that point, and Chloe Presnall, the other underclassman brought up for the night, notched a kill of a Jacksonville pass that came over the net. Game 3 was a lot closer, as the lead was exchanged several times in the early going. However, Rosales served the Lady Jacks into a 17-16 lead with five points, two not returned. The game ended with an athletic dig by Williams, and a winning shot by Rosales. Game 4 was another seesaw affair, with neither team gaining more than a two-point lead after the first few minutes. It was looking like there

Lopez leads Diboll to 4th

The Diboll Lumberjacks cross country team finished fourth in Saturday’s Stephen F. Austin Lumberjack invitational. District rival Hudson won the event with 58 points with runners finishing 4th, 10th, 11th, 16th and 17th. East Bernard finished second with 73 points, led by champion Wyatt Kieler, who finished the 3.1-mile course in 16 minutes, 27.8 seconds. Lufkin took third with 78 points. Diboll scored 127 points with Hector Lopez leading the way in second place with a time of 16:41.7. Teammate Andrew Hernandez took sixth place with a time of 17:25.32. Other

Lumberjack runners were Steven Badeaux, 18:52.08; Caleb Stewart, 19:22.28; Ariel Encarnacion, 20:12.7; Omar Solis, 20:49.01; Jair Ruiz, 21:17.43; Luis Enriquez, 21:20.87; and Aaron Cantu, 21:55.74. Hudson also dominated the girls 3,200-meter (2-mile) race, taking the team championship with 27 points. Hudson’s Christina Hernandez won the meet with a time of 12 minutes, 46.11 seconds. Diboll didn’t field a team, but Reagan Hurley finished 49th in 16:12.93. Elizabeth Delacruz finished in 16:26.36, and Karolina Pena finished in 16:36.24.

might be a need for a Game 5 when Jacksonville took a 2423 lead and was serving for game-point. However, Hamilton came through with a big kill to tie it and, with Rosales serving again, caromed another kill off the Jacksonville block to put Rosales at the line for match point. Unfortunately, the she suffered her first service error of the night. But, Hamilton was there to pick her up – notching another kill to give back the lead to Diboll. The match

finally ended on a Jacksonville hitting error. Diboll standouts were Sophmore - Jypsy Rosales with 7 aces, 6 digs and 3 assists Freshman- Mia Williams with 5 aces, 4 kills, 2 blocks and 12 digs Sophmore- Kameri Mott with 2 aces, 4 kills and 16 digs Sophmore- Tiffany Simmons with 3 kills, 25 assists and 6 digs Senior- Lexxus Hamilton with 2 aces, 22 KILLS and 11 digs.

Photo by Richard Nelson

Above, Diboll’s Mia Williams goes up for a block against Jacksonville on Tuesday night at the H.G. Temple campus gymnasium. Left, Diboll’s Tiffany Simmons (3) and Chloe Presnall (8) double up against Jacksonville. The Lady Jacks won the match in 4 games. The varsity begins district play at 5 p.m. Tuesday at H.G. Temple against Carthage.

DISD Primary & Elementary Menus Monday




Breakfast Sausage Biscuit


Maple Pancakes Lunch Hamburger Burger Salad Fries Banana

Lunch Chicken Nuggets Whole Grain Roll Corn Romaine Salad Fresh Orange

Cinnamon Roll Lunch Frito Pie Celery Sticks Salad Peach Cup


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8 * Thursday, September 19, 2013

Homecoming Pep Rally

Showing pep

Photos by Richard Nelson

Some of the things seen at the 2013 Homecoming Pep Rally on Monday were a pie-eating contest between coaches and administrators and Diboll High School cheerleader routines, as well as SFASU cheerleaders and dance teams.

Yeah ... what he said!

After Diboll ISD Superintendent Gary Martel won the pie-eating contest, he addressed the athletes and the crowd at the pep rally (He admitted he was a bit fired up, but that it felt good!? Here’s some of what he said, and to that the newspaper staff says, “Amen!:” I challenge all of our students to give their best effort every day -- from the band, cheer, cross country, Dazzlers, volleyball, football. Many students are involved in school activities., and I am proud of that! I applaud the people in the stands because they are here to support our young people -- win or lose. Keep your (football players) heads up and get better each day, practice and game. We will be a playoff team if you will stick together and not let the naysayers and armchair QBs tear you down, especially the ones that never attend games or events!

DIboll Free Press 9-19-13  
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