Free Press 75
Keeping news on a first-name basis
2013, Issue No. 40
Wall of Honor
The date for the Wall of Honor Induction has been moved to Oct. 18. The deadline is Oct. 4, and applications must be received at that time. Criteria for nominees can be found on Page 4.
Scouts in need
Tiger Cub and Cub Scouts in Groveton are in need of uniforms and accessories for their needy troop members. Any donations of used Scout stuff such as shirts, shorts, patches, belts, neck ties and camping equipment is appreciated. For more information, call Matt Haggard at 936-2096989.
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 dis-
Insurance made easy!
Auto * Home * Life * Motorcycle * Boat * 4-Wheeler * Travel Trailer
In Diboll, next to Pouland’s 829-2633 * www.angelinacasualty.com
The rain-delayed Homecoming ceremony is at 6:55 p.m. Friday
Diboll, Texas: Proud home of Johnnie Dixon
Thursday, October 3, 2013
United Way begins fund-raising campaign It’s time to break out the thermometer. No, it’s not flu season; it’s United Way season. Angelina County United Way began its 66th year with a goal of raising $475,000. Diboll has a $75,000 goal. Those goals are less than last year’s because of the changing corporate community. Last year’s goal of $530,000 was surpassed, and the community raised more than $702,000. The funds raised will be distributed to non-profit agencies that provide much-needed services to residents across Angelina County, including the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Council, Angelina Alliance For Children, Angelina Child Protective Services, Angelina County Senior Citizens Center, Boy Scouts, Boys and Girls Club,
Photo by Richard Nelson
The Diboll United Way sign will begin to be updated Friday, Oct. 11. CASA, Girl Scouts, Hospice in the Pines, Lufkin Adult Learning Center, Lufkin Workshop, Mc See UNITED, P. 8
King and Queen
Photos by Richard Nelson
The 2013 Diboll High School Homecoming royalty includes King Eric DeJesus and Queen Zariah Vinson. DeJesus is the son of Beto and Gloria DeJesus. Zariah is the daughter of Odessa Vinson and LaShundra Vinson. More photos are published on Page 10.
Knowledge + Wisdom + Experience = winning formula
See DATELINE, P. 3
Freed By Christ
What is going on in our world and nation? So many terrible situations! Will these things continue? Will things get worse? How can you be prepared for the future? In Matthew 24: 6 God’s Bible says, “And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled, for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences and earthquakes in various places.” How can you not be troubled? It is only by knowing Jesus Christ as your Savior and Lord that you can have the assurance that no matter what happens in your life Jesus will be there to take care of you. Even if death comes, you can have assurance of everlasting life in Heaven. -- Bro. Kenny Hibbs, First Baptist Church
Classified.......................6 Local History,,,,.........................6 Neighborhoods...........2-3 Obituaries.........................7 Opinion.........................4 Puzzles.........................4 Religion......................5 Spor ts.........................8
Photos by Richard Nelson
Alice McWilliams, left photo, and her daughter, Tiffany Nash, both teach kindergarten at Diboll Elementary School.
Mother and daughter teaching same grade BURLON WILKERSON firstname.lastname@example.org
It’s not unusual to see a mother and a daughter in the same classroom at school. But it is unusual when the mother and the daughter are both teachers for the same grade level. This year at Diboll Elementary Alice McWilliams and her daughter Tiffany Nash are both teaching kindergarten. As far as anyone can determine, this is the first time for the situation to ever occur in Diboll schools.
McWilliams is in her 21st year of teaching, and Nash is entering her eighth year. Both women have taught kindergarten before, but never at the same time. McWilliams has previously taught first grade, fourth grade, and preK through first grade music. Nash’s previous assignments include pre-K3 and pre-K4. “I’m the oldest one on our entire team,” McWilliams said. “It’s been beneficial to have not only Tiffany but also other young people to provide new ideas. It helps me to step back and look at my teaching as well as teaching in gen-
eral in a different light. It’s also easy to bounce ideas off Tiffany without worrying about what she might think.” McWilliams also said that her daughter’s experience in the pre-K classroom helps her to know what the kindergartners need or can do. Both women said they feel their relationship allows them to be comfortable in discussing concerns. Nash said she benefits from her mother’s years of experience. See TEACHERS, P. 8
Model Ts cruising into Diboll on Friday More than 100 Model-T Fords are in the area, celebrating the 36th annual Texas T-Party. They will be at The History Center in Diboll on Friday, following a visit to the Naranjo Museum of Natural History. They will then head for lunch at Cassells-Boykin Pavilion on Lake Sam Rayburn. After lunch they will drive to Mission Delores in San Augustine before returning to Lufkin. The Model T drivers are members of The Space City T’s, which was founded in 1974, with the first Texas T Party being held in 1978 as a one-day tour in Fredericksburg. Over the years, the event has grown to about a hundred cars and has turned into a three-day event, culminating with an evening banquet on the last day. Each year a different Texas locale
is selected for the tour. This is the second time the Texas T Party will be held in the Bryan/College Station Area. Oct. 1, 1908, marks the anniversary of the first Model T built for sale. It was the first low-priced, mass-produced automobile with standard, interchangeable parts. The moving assembly line for the Model T revolutionized manufacturing in 1914. The Model T was equipped with a 20-horsepower, 4-cylinder engine with a top speed of about 40 mph, weighed 1,600 pounds and achieved about 21 miles per gallon. More than a 15 million Model T’s had been sold by May 26, 1927, when a ceremony marked the formal end of Model T production. Henry Ford called the Model T the “universal car,” a low cost, reliable
More than 100 Model Ts are in the area this week. vehicle that could be maintained easily and could successfully travel the poor roads of that era. Saturday marks the final day of the T-Party, as the group travels from
Lufkin to Nacogdoches where they will stop at the Visitor’s Bureau and Museum for refreshments. The rest of the morning is spent visiting Main See MODEL T, P. 3
2 * www.DibollFreePress.com
Thursday, October 3, 2013
Carrs enjoy Canada; Hightowers enjoy Alaska Earl and Joyce Carr have returned from another adventure -- not quite as rewarding as their recent mission trip to Peru, but certainly a lot of fun-filled sightseeing. They were two of thirty who traveled with Patsy Weaver and the Hometown Travelers of Huntington State Bank. The trip originated in Dallas where the group had gathered. On the first day they ate breakfast in Dallas and supper at The Vancouver Lookout, 550 feet above ground with a panoramic view of picture-perfect Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Friday the 13th was spent touring around the city of Vancouver, visiting Stanley Park and the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park where Earl and Joyce received an “I Made It” certificate that they braved heights of 230 feet and a 450-foot suspension bridge across the raging waters of Capilano Canyon. You have to know Earl Carr’s age, stamina and determination to understand what a feat this was for him! Later that Friday the 13th day, the group took one of the many ferries to Victoria Island where they spent three nights. Their first visit the next morning was to the world famous Butchart Gardens, a National Hi-toric Site of Canada, 55 acres of gardens predominantly arranged by flower colors. Lunch and “high tea” was at the 100-year-old Empress Hotel, an incredible landmark of Victoria. Later the group took another ferry to Horseshoe Bay, eating lunch aboard the ferry. They stopped to visit Shannon Falls and spent the night in Whistler. Then the bus took them through the coastal mountains stopping at Hot Creek Ranch to eat and take a stagecoach ride. They spent the night in the Delta Sun Parks Lodge. The next day included a onehour boat ride through Grizzly Bear Valley on a River Safari that was cold and very fast. Joyce commented, “The only bears we saw were pictures in the brochure.” The bus crossed the Continental Divide and continued toward Jasper spending the
night in Mountain Park Lodge. Earl and Joyce walked on the Columbia Icefield Glacier, the largest south of Alaska and the ice is over 1,000 feet thick. They took lots of pictures of the beautiful breathtaking Lake Louise and scenic places in Banff taking a gondola ride up for a better view and lunch. The last part of the trip was spent in Calgary where they flew back to Dallas. Earl and Joyce had a great time and highly recommend the trip, although Earl said he couldn’t get back fast enough to enjoy a cup of our Round Table’s coffee. *** Bobby Dan Hightower managed to find time to visit at the RT in Diboll. In August, he, his wife Monica and daughter Nikki enjoyed an unforgettable two-week trip to Alaska. They flew to San Francisco and during a six-hour layover took the underground transportation from the airport to Fisherman’s Wharf for a nice meal, then rode one of the historic cable cars seeing the sights of San Francisco including China Town. Their flight landed them in Anchorage where they rented an RV and without an itinerary visited Soldotna, Seward, Ninilchk, two Russian fishing villages, fished on the Kenai River and in Homer, went all the way to the end of the road and shopped on the boardwalk. They highly recommended the 11- hour bus trip into Denali Park where they saw 16 Grizzly bears but were unable to see all of Mount McKinley due to fog. They took two cruises to watch the whales and at the Drewery Lodge met Melinda and Van Jordan from Nacogdoches.
Melinda is Sam Carlton’s sister and Joyce Carlton from Wakefield is their mother. When they got back to Texas Bobby Dan left again to spend two weeks in Colorado, near Olathe. He and his hunting party of five enjoyed the mountains and camping in tents even though only one hunter brought home a bull elk. They had slight rains but no flooding. If that wasn’t enough traveling, Bobby Dan reported that during the Labor Day holiday, four couples drove to Palo Duro Canyon which was 40 miles to the nearest town and stayed in an old farm house built in the 1920s that was once owned by Charles Goodnight and his partner, J.A. Adair. They cooked their own meals and during the day toured the canyon on 4-wheelers. Couples included Bobby Dan and Monica Hightower; The Randall Taylors; David and Martha Vines; and John and JoAnna Derrick. *** Gayle Saxton, DHS graduate, came in and was proudly showing us the engagement ring she’s wearing from Kenneth Holland. Kenneth lives on a ranch between Nogalus Prairie and Kennard where he will be moving his “city girl” bride. Kenneth has horses, cows, chickens, donkeys and raises rabbits. Gayle was excited about the 80 baby Dutch rabbits that are due. Some of them will be black, blue, tortoise, chocolate or gray. Gayle is a medical transcriptionist and has been working at East Texas Eye Associates for 32 years. She types all day long. When I asked her did she know her typing speed she said she recently tested 126 words per minute with 1 mistake (and that was a period at the end of a sentence). She attributed her typing skills to Diboll High School teachers Frances Mead and Ann English-Richardson. Gayle went to state UIL in shorthand and continues to use it today at 250 words per minute. She learned to type on a manual typewriter and
remembers when she and Angela Capps Havard were the best and got to type on the only two electric typewriters in the classroom. Do you suppose high school students today even know what a typewriter looks like? *** Gayle Saxton also shared that her little sister, Kathy (Saxton) Bunkley and her husband, Terry, live in Abilene where Kathy is involved with the children’s ministry at their church, Pioneer Baptist. They have two daughters. Mary Lynn is a law student at University of Texas in Austin, and Candace Gayle is a senior at Hardin Simmons, majoring in accounting. *** On Oct. 12 at the rodeo arena in Corrigan there will be a benefit for Taylor Franklin. There will be a trail ride at 9 a.m., from Woodlake to the rodeo arena for $5 per horse. Admission to the benefit is $5 with children under 10 getting in free. Beginning at 1 p.m. kids can enjoy His Little Farm (Jesus) Petting Zoo or participate in the Pig Chase. An auction will begin at 4 p.m. and a baying contest begins at 5 p.m. For more information, contact Terry Mason at 936-635-0518 or Larry Welch at 936-225-0017. Bring the family and enjoy lots of BBQ and drinks. *** Gary Mike Smith is the proud grandfather of Landon Myers Smith, born Sept. 20 in Kilgore. He weighed 5 pounds 2 ounces and already has the nickname “Catfish.” His parents are B.J. (Billy Jack) and Ashley Smith. Congratulations to all! *** I need your news, please call me or come see us … ’round the Table. Sandra Pouland, owner of Pouland’s Real Estate, contributes this column. Stop by the Round Table or email her at sandra@ poulands.com or 936-829-4040.
Library hosting Ghost Story Concert with pro story-teller Just in time for the haunting month of October! The library will host a Ghost Story Concert from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, with Master Storyteller Gary Whitaker. Whitaker has been performing professionally since 1997. His diverse talents and interest afford him a huge variety of materials that he enjoys bringing to his audiences. This storyteller’s favorite stories to tell are ghost stories, whether to little kids, youth or adults. The ghost stories will make you laugh and moan, as suddenly everything around you becomes suspect. He is a favorite with the Tejas Storytelling Festival in Denton, where he has performed almost annually for the last six years at the TSA Ghost Story Concert. Visit his website at www.storymantales.com. This free concert is not just for kids! Come bring your family and friends and see Whitaker tell stories at the Ghost Story Storytelling Concert! *** “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 Oct. 8. Just come and bring a project that you are working on and socialize with others who do needle crafts. ***
News from... T.L.L. Temple Memorial Library The Zombies are coming! The library is hosting a Teen Zombie Party for ages 12-18 from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct.11. 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! *** Family Movie Day at the library is at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25. 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. *** New Adult Fiction: “Robert B. Parker’s ‘Damned If You Do,’” by Michael Brandman – The woman on the bed was barely out of her teens. She hadn’t been exactly beauti-
ful, but she’d tried to make the most of her looks. Now, defiled and alone in a seedy beachfront motel, she was dead. And Paradise police chief Jesse Stone doesn’t even know her name. Whoever she is, she didn’t deserve to die. State police captain Healy’s resources turn up nothing helpful, and Gino Fish, who knows his way around dark places, is characteristically uncooperative. Unwilling to take no for an answer, Jesse continues digging on his own, only to find himself caught in the crosshairs of a bitter turf war between two ruthless pimps, Thomas Walker and Fat Boy Nelly, and a beautiful woman to whom they both lay claim. Jesse tries for a diplomatic solution, but before it’s over, more blood will spill. “Dick Francis’s ‘Refusal.’” by Felix Francis – Six years ago, investigator Sid Halley retired for good. He’d been harassed, beaten, shot, even lost a hand to his investigating business, and enough was enough. For the sake of his wife and new daughter he gave up the life of danger and uncertainty, and he thought
Football brings on hot dogs Football season is upon us so here is something for you tailgating fans.
Grilled Ultimate Hot Dogs
1 tsp. prepared yellow mustard 4 hot dogs, split open lengthwise 2 oz. cheddar cheese, sliced into 8 long narrow strips 4 strips thick-cut bacon 8 toothpicks 4 hot dog buns, split 1 large (5 inch) dill pickle, sliced into 8 long strips Preheat grill for medium heat and lightly oil the grate. Smear ¼ tsp. mustard inside each butterflied hot dog. Put 2 cheddar cheese strips inside each hot dog. Secure one end of a bacon strip to one end of a hot dog using a toothpick. Wrap the ba-
Judicious & Delicious With Judge Esther Barger con strip tightly around the entire hot dog, securing the far end with another toothpick; repeat for remaining hot dogs. Cook on preheated grill until hot dogs are heated and bacon is cooked
through, 4 to 5 minutes per side. BE SURE to remove toothpicks! Place each cooked hot dog onto a bun and top with 2 pickle slices. Send recipes or comments to Judge Esther Barger, 211 N. Temple, Diboll, TX 75941 or email to ebarger@angelina county.net.
nothing would ever lure him back into the game. He thought wrong. Sir Richard Stewart, chairman of the racing authority, begs Sid to investigate a series of dodgy races. Did adamantly refuses, but the following day, Sir Richard is found dead, under suspicious circumstances. And then a
man with an Irish accent contacts Sid, telling him to deliver a whitewashed report about the suspected race fixing…or else. At first Sid ignores these warnings, knowing that once he submits to this criminal bully, he will forever be under his control. But as the intimidation tactics escalate – and
Sid’s own family comes under threat – Sid realizes he must meet his enemy headon…or he might pay the ultimate price for his refusal. *** 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.
Saturdays, Sundays, and Thanksgiving Friday
October 12th - December 1st Discount tickets on sale now! TexRen Fest.com
Thursday, October 3, 2013
www.dibollfreepress.com * 3
Dorman, Caraway are members of Ross Vols Clark Dorman and Cole Caraway were honored to be selected as members of the Ross Volunteers on Sept. 24 at Texas A&M University. Their parents are: Michael and Lorraine Dorman, Chris and Anita Caraway. The Ross Volunteer Company is a special unit within the Corps of Cadets at Texas A&M. The oldest student organization and honor guard and drill team of its kind in the state, the Ross Volunteer Company is the official Honor Guard for the Governor of the State of Texas. Beginning in 1887 as the Scott Volunteers, they were renamed by 1898 in honor of former Governor and president of the A&M College Lawrence Sullivan Ross. The company is made up of 72 junior and 72 senior cadets from the Corps. The unit is also responsible for performing the 21-gun salute at the traditional Silver Taps ceremony honouring students who have passed away and at the annual campus Aggie Muster. In addition, the RV Company marches in several parades each year including the Rex Parade on Mardi Gras in New Orleans, La. The Ross Volunteers serve as the honor guard of Rex, the king of Mardi Gras. The Ross Volunteers other duties include Texas Gubernatorial events, funerals and other campus events. *** AT&T and I are at it again. This time I bought a new iPhone 5C. Some said it was wrong, but my “sources” said it was about all that I could handle and not wait on the 5S. James at the AllCom store on John Redditt was a big help. They are closing this store Oct.26, and I will truly miss Elizabeth, Crystal and James. They have been my “go-to people” when I did not understand my messages on my phone. Now, I am up to date on Apple and hate that I have so many passwords. I have a file for passwords on my computer and have to have a password to
play 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 936-829-4817 or email her at email@example.com.
A baying competition benefitting Taylor Franklin will be held Saturday, Oct. 12, at the Corrigan rodeo arena. Taylor, 11, a Diboll Intermediate Scholl student, has an inoperable heart condition. He is the son of Trance and Daisy Fenner. He has been in a Houston hospital for extended periods the last few months. He is home now, but faces several trips a week to Houston for doctor appointments. There will be several competitions – Puppy Bay, Old & Young, One Dog, Two Dog, and Two Dog/Two Dog/ Two Hog – and entry fee is $15 per dog. There will be trophies for all events. Admission is $5 per person, and children under 10 are free. There will be a trail ride from Woodlake to the rodeo arena, beginning at 9 a.m., for $5 a horse. There will also be a pig chase and His Little Farm Petting Zoo, both for children. For more information call Larry Welch at 936-225-0017 or Terry Mason at 936-635-0518.
Halloween Fun Fest
Halloween Fun Fest will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, at the Lottie & Arthur Temple Civic Center. The community is asked to donate a bag of candy toward this event. The city encourages all businesses in Diboll to participate either with a booth to pass out candy or by donating money to buy the candy or collect candy at your
open the document. I know that you all do not feel sorry for me because I did all this on myself. *** At the Panther football game on Friday against A&M Consolidated, I saw A&M students that were home since their football game was in Arkansas. Some were: Leslie Clothier, Patrick Haney, Samantha Golden, Mallory Dorman and Madison Bartlett. Ann Waak Byrd was at the game with Debbie Jackson. We are glad to have Ann back home! *** Abby Yates was at the football game with a new haircut. Her dad, Stephen Yates, said that she got straight As on her report card and was able to have the new hairdo plus makeup. *** Jason Camp was at the game to see son Cooper in the Dunbar kindergarten class that sang the National Anthem. Lauren and Carson were with him and Carrie was waiting on the field for Cooper. *** The Culinary Arts Department at LHS made lasagnas for their fundraiser and they were good. Abby Root is their instructor. *** The LHS 1954 Girls met at Cotton Patch for their quarterly lunch. Those attending were: Billie Willmon, Edna McClendon, Marilyn Grimes, Wanda Walker, Sally Selman, Wanda Gibson, Barbara Davis, Doris Harkness, Jimmie Milligan, Shirley Ware,
Charlene Cortines and Pat Brown. They plan another lunch in mid December. *** Tonja and Zeb Childers and their almost 13-year-old son Ashton were bow hunting opening weekend. It is a family tradition every bow season to hunt at Bald Hill. *** Have you ever wondered and watched that the man will never give up his aisle seat in church, especially at our church, when the wife comes in late. Do they do this at your church? *** Jean Dillahunty saw Beth Trimble McKinney at the Lemon Tree getting her hair cut. She moved to Austin but returns for her doctors appointments, one being Taylor McKewen her dentist. *** The LHS Panther baseball boys and moms are selling their pork roasts for their fundraiser. I bought mine from Kym Guzman and Caleb. They are $25 and can be ordered for Saturday, Oct. 26 at Morris Frank Park from 2 to 5 p.m. or on Sunday, Nov. 24 at the George H. Henderson Expo center from 2 to 5 p.m. *** We ate lunch on Sunday at Outback Steakhouse, which gave 10 percent of the meal cost to the Sharon Shriners’ Charity Night. Dianne and Mike Gibson, Martha and Ray Carswell, Pat and Leon Levens, Ernest and I were at the same table. Thanks to the management of Outback for supporting such a positive cause. *** Happy Birthday: Will Hicks, Jameson Hilliard, Elaine Young, Max Rolf, Bonnie Robinson, Tyson Smithhart, Tom Billingsley, Jennifer Conway, Connie Zinkula, Jonathan Faviell, Steven Looney, Charlie Haney,
Shelly Hollis, Blake Perry, Christi Stage, R. A. Brookshire, and Trey Castleberry. *** Happy Anniversary: Amy and Stephen Corley. *** Looking forward to the 4th snnual Lufkin Bistro on Saturday, Oct. 5, in downtown Lufkin. *** Dubby Perry started having hip pain in June. They did tests and found the squamous cell at the base of his tongue was the primary cancer. He is thankful for everyone’s prayers and started chemo two weeks ago. *** Congratulations to Tanner Kassaw, son of Kim and Todd Kassaw, who was honored at the Lufkin vs. Longview football game as the top student-athlete from the varsity football squad. He was presented a college scholarship by a representative from the US. Marine Corps as an acknowledgement of his hard work on and off the field. *** A couples wedding shower and dinner party was held in the home of Jule and Curt Fenley this past Saturday night honoring Elizabeth Duck and Forrest Robinson. Their parents are Dr. Nolan and Nancy Duck of Plano and Chuck and Bonnie Robinson of Lufkin. The event was hosted by Karla and Jon Anderson, Amy and Michael Cook, Jule and Curt Fenley, Joyce Johnson, Peggy Langford, Teri and Danny Rich, Catherine and Sid Roberts, and Jamie and Steve Zayler. The wedding is planned for November 16th in Plano. *** Catch you around town. Contact Janice Ann Rowe at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 6th annual Parent Conference, “Conscious Discipline for Parents … Creating Safe, Connected, ProblemSolving Homes,” will be from 8:15 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29, at the Region 7 Education Service Center in Kilgore. The DISD Family Education Center will be taking a bus.! For more information on registration for this free conference, contact Carlye Morris at 936-829-6021 or email email@example.com.
Dianne Gibson, Billie Willmon and Fran Rodriquez were hostesses of the Diboll Garden Club’s first meeting of the 2013-2014 year.
Diboll Garden Club begins its new year
Diboll 4-H is having a drawing for a $300 Visa gift card. Chances are $1 each or six for $5. Prize to be awarded Nov. 15. Funds raised will benefit Diboll 4-H scholarships and 4-H programs.
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 dibollisd.com, 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 camorris@dibollisd. com or Jennifer Garcia at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mr. and Mrs. Jamie Wilson
Cook, Wilson wed Stephanie Cook of Diboll and Jamie Wilson of Lufkin were married at the Diboll Temple House on July 6, 2013. The bride is the daughter of Judy Cook and the late Lester Cook of Diboll. The groom is the son of the late Willie Mae Wilson and James Finley Wilson. The couple has four children, Kaitlyn, Karson, Jaylee and Karter Ray.
MODEL T Cont’d
Street antique shops, historic houses and the Old University Building. Lunch will be at Clear Spring Restaurant, and the rest of the afternoon will be spent taking in Millard’s Crossing. They’ll return to Lufkin for the last time to enjoy a final banquet at Crown Colony Country Club. They return each night to the Holiday Inn Express parking lot on Highway 59 in Lufkin for fixin’ and socializing, and you can see
Following the wedding they had a reception with family, friends and their children. The couple will eside in Lufkin. The bride has been employed as the marketing director with Trinity Mission Rehabilitation for 11 years. The groom has been employed as a tool pusher for 23 years.
them again there each night. The party already has been to the Texas Forestry Museum, the Museum of East Texas, the Lufkin Zoo, and all the antique shops they can find. In addition, they had a private car show at the Pine Crest Retirement Center and then a public Model T Car Show at Al Meyer Ford. On Thursday, Oct. 3, they drove to Rusk for pictures at the Texas State Railroad, and then rode the train for a half day.
littlepockets Energy Independent Consultants
Save $ and Earn Free Electricity!
Henry Tynes 936-634-1920
Teressa Tynes 936-229-2707
The Diboll Garden Club had its first 20132014 meeting Sept. 24 at Mama Tried in Lufkin, a unique shop owned by Wanda Wesch. Her presentation was an inspiring demonstration showing ways to decorate our homes, especially mantels for the holidays. Manhattan restaurant was the setting of the delicious meal during which the business session took place. Kathy Townes, guest of Dolly Whitaker, was introduced, and the club welcomed four new members: Betty Jo Adler, Gloria Ogden, Louise Maxwell and Marcia Jones. New yearbooks were distributed, and President Jo Ann Rainwater expressed appreciation for Don Whitaker’s contribution of the beautiful floral photographs that were used as covers for the yearbook. Vice Presidents Kathy Sample and Gay Storch were recognized for their work in planning
the interesting and diversified programs for this garden club year. Vice President Sample summarized these programs, adding special comments about them. For the October program, the group will travel to Houston for lunch at Brennan’s and will include a special presentation by the chef. Hostesses Dianne Gibson, Fran Rodriguez and Billie Willmon provided Fall-themed door prizes which were won by Bettye Greer and Kathy Sample. The 25 members present were: Betty Jo Adler, Garvis Baldree, Sue Beaty, Clara Breazeale, Peggy Burt, Ginger Capps, Joyce Carr, Dianne Gibson, Bettye Greer, Betty Hendrick, Nita Hurley, Carolyn Hutson, Mary Ingram, Louise Maxwell, Linda Miller, Gloria Ogden, Jo Ann Rainwater, Billie Robison, Fran Rodriguez, Kathy Sample, Chubby Slack, Gay Storch, Ima Weisinger, Dolly Whitaker, and Billie Willmon.
4 * www.DibollFreePress.com
Thursday, October 3, 2013
Amendments on the November ballot Fall brings the hope of cooler weather, the changing of the leaves, time with family and one of my favorite fall traditions… hunting season. Whether you are into archery, rifles, ducks or deer, East Texas has something for everyone. 1. Constitutional amendments 101 On November 5th, Texans have an opportunity to take part in one of the most important parts of our political system by heading to the polls to vote on nine proposed amendments to the Texas Constitution. Through its 16 articles, including a Bill of Rights, the Constitution establishes the purposes and limits for our state government. Amendments to the constitution must be supported by both chambers with a vote from two-thirds of the members, meaning at least 100 out of 150 votes in the Texas House and 21 out of 31 votes in the Texas Senate. The proposed amendments must then be sent to the voters and receive the majority vote to become a part of our Texas Constitution. For more information on the nine constitutional amendments coming up for a vote on November 5th please visit www.tlc.state. tx.us/const_amends.htm. 2.ASWIFT water plan Texas has been named the top U.S. state in which to do business by various groups over the past few years. A gap begins to form between the amount of resources available and the projected demand for water as more and more people are moving to Texas for jobs and new businesses. If passed, Proposition 6 will create the State Water Implementation Fund for Texas (SWIFT) and two billion dollars will be transferred from the state’s Rainy Day Fund to SWIFT to finance projects in the State Water Plan. SWIFT will help to put an emphasis on conservation, reuse and rural projects in the hope that we can continue our legacy of being one of the strongest state economies in the U.S. 3. Proposition 1 and 4 Two amendments that will be presented to the voters in November involve property tax exemptions related to military service. If passed, Proposition 1 would allow the surviving spouse of a U.S. armed service member, who was killed in action, to be exempt from paying local property taxes for all or part of the market value of their home. Proposition 4 would provide a property tax exemption on a home that was donated by a
53. Apiece 55. Federal procurement org. 57. *Stone that floats 60. *Reddish-brown 63. Hardship 64. Pirate’s “yes” 66. R in R.E.M. 68. Hollers 69. Seasonal blues 70. *Threat to food 71. *Like desert 72. One of Bo Peep’s flock 73. Affirmatives
ROBERT NICHOLS’ 5 Cents Worth State Senator
charitable organization to a partially or fully disabled veteran or their surviving spouse. These two propositions are a way that we as a state can honor and recognize the sacrifices of these brave men and women and their families. 4. Have your photo ready Voters will be required to show photo identification when they go to the polls beginning with early voting on October 21st. With the exception of a U.S. citizenship certificate, the identification must be current or have expired no more than 60 days before it is presented at a polling location. Voters can use IDs that do not match the name on their voter registration exactly, but they will be required to sign an affidavit stating they are the same person. Some of the approved forms of identification include: • Texas driver license issued by the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) • Texas Election Identification Certificate issued by DPS • Texas personal identification card issued by DPS • Texas concealed handgun license issued by DPS • United States military identification card containing the person’s photograph • United States citizenship certificate containing the person’s photograph • United States passport Any voter who is over the age of 65 and those with a disability may vote by mail and are not required to have a photo ID. If you have not registered to vote or have questions about your registration, I encourage you to go to www.votetexas.gov or call 1.800.252.VOTE (8683) before the October 7th deadline. 5. Friday Night Lights Fall and the familiar glow of stadium lights at your local high school on a Friday night seem to go hand in hand. With 102 school districts in Senate District 3, we are lucky to have many teams to cheer for in the upcoming weeks. Did you know that since 2000 the high school football teams in East Texas have won a cumulative 10 state championships, spanning over all divisions? I look forward to seeing more championships brought home to East Texas and I encourage you to get out and support our students at their next sporting event.
Theme: SCIENCE 101 ACROSS 1. Venice bank 6. A late time of life 9. *Electronic brain 13. Mountaineer’s tool 14. Hula dancer’s necklace 15. Shade of violet 16. Wimpy Kid’s journal 17. No ___ 18. *Often donated 19. Boring 21. *Diamond, e.g. 23. Telephone 24. ____ office
25. The ___, NYC museum 28. Biblical captain 30. Continually annoy 35. Gulf V.I.P. 37. *Sun, e.g. 39. Millionaire maker 40. Apple variety 41. Boot brand 43. Boyfriend 44. Middle 46. Lion’s do 47. Leo or Virgo, e.g. 48. First letter of Hebrew alphabet, pl. 50. *Chemistry Nobelist ____ Hahn 52. Homer Simpson’s neighbor
1. Auction action 2. *Opposite of base 3. Approximate 4. One of 4 Cs 5. *All around us 6. Full of elms 7. Grazing spot 8. Bee Gees’ most successful genre 9. *Low-____ diet 10. “Les Misérables” author 11. Popular Russian name 12. Used for signing 15. “Mere ______” 20. Paint choice 22. Often used to make baseball bats 24. Khufu or Khafra, e.g. 25. *Molten rock 26. Often received with a sound 27. Spanish accent 29. *Elementary particle 31. Schneider and Lowe, e.g. 32. Dined at home 33. *Microscope’s platform 34. *It travels about 768 mph 36. Coarse file 38. Monthly due 42. Fire 45. Belonging to him and her 49. *Anatomical pouch 51. Fish hawk 54. Halt 56. With rapid movements 57. Embarkation location 58. Tangelo 59. *Type of fungus 60. Formally surrender 61. Heroic poem 62. Agitate 63. Shag rug 65. Swerve 67. Insult
Wall of Honor nominations due October 4 The Diboll Athletics Wall of Honor was created in 1997 and its Selection Committee is chaired by the acting Athletic Director. Nomination criteria for Diboll Wall of Honor are as follows:
Former Players/ Managers/Trainers:
1. Must have been out of High School competition for a minimum of 12 years. 2. Must have been recognized for outstanding athletic achievement; 3. Must have graduated and ended their Athletics career in good academic standing. 4. Must have exhibited exemplary standards of conduct during competition.
1. Must have taught, or been an administrator at Diboll ISD schools for 10 years or more. Award may be given posthumously. 2. Must have provided
outstanding service to the Diboll Athletic Program; and candidate must have exhibited exemplary standards of conduct during competition. 3. Must be recognized as being a positive role model and person of character and have demonstrated leadership. 4. Must have been recognized as being a person of uncommon dedication, going beyond the call of duty to assist students, staff and/or parents. 5. Must have retired or resigned before being considered for nomination The Selection Committee considers both a candidate’s contribution to the Diboll Athletic program and the candidate’s contributions to his/her community. Nominators must submit: two letters of recommendation in support of the nominee’s candidacy, whether the nominee is a former studentathlete, coach or administrator. Award may be given posthumously.
NOMINATION FORM FOR DIBOLL HALL OF HONOR Nominee information
Please print or type information.
DATE OF NOMINATION: NAME OF NOMINEE: ADDRESS / PHONE NUMBER OF NOMINEE: DECEASED / LIVING YEARS EMPLOYED AT DIBOLL ISD IF APPLICABLE YEAR GRADUATED DIBOLL ISD: SPORTS PLAYED AND LETTERS EARNED:
NAME OF NOMINATING PERSON: ADDRESS/PHONE : Attach letters of recommendation to this form if applicable
Diboll Free Press
USPS No. 573880 ‹ Periodical Mail privileges authorized at Diboll, Texas. Published each Thursday at 101 Weber St., Diboll, Texas 75941. Phone 936-829-3313. Fax: 936-829-3321.
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@ dibollfreepress.com 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.
E-mail us at email@example.com. POSTMASTER: Send change of address to 207 N. Temple Dr., Suite A, Diboll, Texas 75941.
Richard Nelson, Editor and Publisher firstname.lastname@example.org LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Send letters to the editor to 207 N. Temple Dr., Diboll, Texas 75941. All letters must be signed and include a mailing address and daytime phone number of the writer. The Diboll Free Press is an award-winning member of the Texas Gulf Coast Press Association, the North and East Texas Press Association and the Texas Press Association. TO SUBSCRIBE: One year in Angelina County; $26. One year outside county; $30. One year outside state, $40. News stand price: 75 cents
Thursday, October 3, 2013
www.dibollfreepress.com * 5
Let’s tackle the issues we all have going on Did you know that one in ten people have an addiction? Did you know that 95% of substance abusers are able to function day to day? That means that they are able to take your blood, work on your car, cook your meal, write you a ticket, drive your train, or fly your airplane. I don’t know that I find a lot of comfort in knowing that because abusers don’t wear this BIG sign that says Substance Abuser on them. I have often thought that we don’t have a clue what others around us are struggling with. We wear these masks of everything is peachykeen when in actuality our world is falling apart. Last Sunday at our church, a very brave lady went before our congregation and shared her own struggle with addiction. She was someone that we all dearly loved
Teacher Mom with
Jan Allbritton and had for years. However, she had her own pain and struggle, and God led her back to Him. It took a lot of courage to get up there and be real with all the folks in her church. I am very proud of her for being so brave and vulnerable. I just know that God is so very proud of her and the way that she gave all the glory to Him. When Pastor Jeremy asked all those who had prayer requests for family members or themselves, I strongly felt the presence of God in the sanctuary. I truly believe that many around
us had their lives changed today. Do you have an addiction? Do you have a secret? Just remember this, sin strengthens in the dark. When the sin is exposed to the Light, it cannot help but grow smaller. Do you think that you can control your addiction? That should be a red flag because the addiction will control you. The addiction will take you hostage. When this sweet lady was in rehab, they had her write a love letter to her addiction, and at the end of her rehab, she wrote a “Dear John” letter of goodbye. Do you need to write a Dear John letter to something? One of her counselors says that with an addiction, the further you get away from it, the more your soul soars like a homing pigeon to your creator. Just think how profound those words are. The more distance between you
and this thing that is trying to destroy you, the closer you are to God. Can anyone fall? Can anyone make a mistake? Yes, anyone can fall and anyone can make a mistake. If you think that you are above falling, watch out for you have a pride issue going on. How do you keep from falling? Well, you hang close to God. You tie yourself to a local church and to others who will hold you accountable. You get in His word and stay in His word. You spend time worshiping Him and praying to Him. If you are going through some tough times, ask for help from God and others. Get counseling if you are grieving and having a hard time. After all, it takes an intelligent person to want to improve themselves. I once had a counselor tell me that when someone made fun of
me for reaching out for help. We don’t have to do stuff by ourselves. We don’t want to be a self-made man because then we have a pride issue going on. We want to depend on God. Does that mean we are weak? I sure hope so because there is none so strong as the weakest person who depends on Jesus Christ. May we all be as brave as the lady in my church because God is healing her and restoring her and using her to reach others for His kingdom. May He do the same thing with us. Here’s to tackling our issues this week for we all still have issues going on. Jan Allbritton is a Diboll resident who teaches at St. Cyprian’s Episcopal School.
Pray that others see Jesus in our words, deeds
“Wherefore receive ye one another, as Christ also received us to the glory of God.” - Romans 15:7
Anger, worry, confusion, and a few other feelings were all mixed in one. It was a parenting moment I didn’t feel ready for. I looked at the note in my hand, and I tried to prepare myself. It was already late on a school night. After checking off our to-do list for the evening, I tucked kids into bed. I had my short moment of “me time” as I got myself ready for bed. I yearned to lay my head on my pillow and zonk out, but there on my side of the bed was a note writ-
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 Harmony Odell 2928 Knight Wood Rd. Huntington Highway S. Main & Franklin Huntington 936-422-3652
Sisters in Grace Tina Trout Terrell and Christie Trout Stephens
ten on pink Hello Kitty paper with the words, “Emma is a mistake.” My heart sank a little at such words, and my thoughts quickly went back to me getting on to her several times
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
for not listening that evening. As I walked out of my bedroom, there were other pink notes taped up on the doors, in the hall, and on her walls with the same hurtful words. Uh oh, this may be more than me getting on to her. After talking for a few minutes, I found out there is a “friend” at school who is putting Emma down. There were many feelings going on inside of me, but I was trying really hard to fight back tears. She was hurt by someone else’s actions. I know it’s going to happen, but I don’t like it one bit. First, I addressed the notes. God made Emma exactly perfect for Emma. He makes no mistakes!! And
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 Salem Missionary Baptist 965 Ralph Nerren Rd., Huntington 936-876-3211 Shawnee Prairie 14792 FM 1818, Huntington 936-422-3769
Perry Chapel CME 1114 Cypress St., Diboll 936-526-9685
for her to say that would really hurt Him. She quickly ran and took the notes down. Then we talked about her “friend.” The “friend” made comments about her clothes (Emma only wears jeans and tee-shirts to school) and even said that Emma looked weird because she parted her hair on the side and not the middle of her head. What?? I was getting angry, but I had to stay calm. I told Emma that she could start dressing in her cute clothes. She has several things in her closet, but she doesn’t want to be “pretty and itchy.” She likes the Emma that she is. I do too. Remember all of those feelings I had? Well, here were just a few solu-
936-897-9988 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
Church Directory brought to you by these businesses ...
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
Pine Valley Congregational 1472 FM 304, Diboll 936-829-1114
James Chapel True Light Holiness 1803 FM 844, Huntington 936-876-3697
Ryan Chapel 555 FM 2497, Diboll 936-829-3818
St. Thomas Spirit and Truth Ministries 803 S. Temple, Diboll
Shady Chapel Hwy 147, Zavalla
tions said with just a tiny bit of hostility when I mentioned them: Walk away from her. Don’t let her play with you. Tell her you’re awesome just the way you are, and you don’t need fancy clothes or a middle part in your hair to make you that way like she does. Tell her she’s a mean girl and you don’t like being around her. Emma said she was so tired of this “friend” making everyone feel bad, and sometimes she would just love to hit her. I told Emma to take her 2 fingers, hold them up to her eye, and pretend to squish the kid’s head. Maybe that would make her feel better. Emma thinks she’ll get in SISTERS cont’d p. 6
Music Tech Services
Specializing in repairing:
Organs, Keyboards, Guitar Amps, Sound System Equipment 936-829-4850 or 936-632-8488
6 * www.dibollfreepress.com
Thursday, September 26, 2013
30 Years Ago: P’land sister hands crown to sister One Year Ago
Madisonville’s Dontae Crist run for 96 yards and two touchdowns and the Mustangs’ defense smothers the Jacks with a 34-0 blowout Friday night in Madisonville. After an impressive performance at the Shoal Creek Intercollegiate, University of Houston junior Wesley McClain is named Conference USA Golfer of the Week. Announcement is made that country entertainer Mark Chestnutt will perform free concert in Old Orchard Park at this year’s Diboll Day. The Diboll High School junior varsity cheer squad brings home first place in the 2012 Texas State Forest Festival Cheer Competition. Cheer squad members include Jasmine Santana, Aubrie Arellano, Esmeralda Tamez, Shardanea Rayson, Tara Dulaney, Analyssa Padilla, Jarred Pecina and Katie Curtis. The 2012 Diboll High School Homecoming Court includes Nika Bray, senior; Cassidy Bradley, senior; Chassity Walker, senior; Paige Morgan, senior; Audrey Tamez, senior; Xochil Vasquez, junior; and Angela Concha, sophomore.
Five Years Ago
Diboll’s basketball sensation Nikki Greene commits to Penn State to further her academic and athletic career. Diboll city officials say the new amphitheatre in Old
trouble for pretend squishing people, so it was time to get real. “Do you think she’s jealous of you? Do you think she wants to be your friend?” I asked. The wheels were turning in her head, and she had a few reasons to support each question as a possibility. She asked, “Why would someone be like that?” Sometimes God puts people in your life so that you can help them or they can help you. Even if it’s something as small as learning to be nice to others, God wants us to help and tell others about Him. Maybe this was Emma’s time to help introduce God to someone. We
30 Years of Diboll Free Press Clippings A Public Service of The History Center Orchard Park may be ready in time for this year’s Diboll Day festivities. Employees retiring from Temple-Inland include Tom Farley (37 years); Jimmy Runnels (25 years); Jimmy ‘Mossy’ Welch (37 years); Ignacia Morales (38 years); Roy Esteves (39 years); Luther Hudgins (36 years); Ramiro Diaz (35 years); Bobby Ryan (37 years); and Robert Means (11 years). Diboll Boys & Girls Club hosts first ever ‘Spa Day’ as part of Diboll Day fundraiser. Jacks pull out stunning comeback as they defeat the Newton Eagles, 39-35 in football action.
Ten Years Ago
Gann-Medford Real Estate team wins the Southern Hushpuppy Championship at the Texas State Forest Festival. Trinity Mission resident Bobbie Lowe celebrates her 104th birthday surrounded by staff, family and friends. Woodie Lou Hicks and Janice Ann Rowe will put their knowledge of Lufkin’s social scene to work as contributors to the Free Press in upcoming months. The T.L.L. Temple Memorial Library’s story time event formerly known as brainstormed different things that she could do to show this “friend” Jesus. Then we prayed about it together, and Emma thanked me for helping her with a problem. I wasn’t prepared, but with God’s help, I think I did ok this time. The kids and I pray each morning that others will see Jesus in the words that we say and the things that we do. Emma’s on the right track. Still, let us pray that our children are surrounded with friends and grown-ups who show them Jesus. Help lead others to Him. *** First Untied Methodist Church has much to of-
“The Night of a Thousand Stars” is renamed The Joe Sample Story Hour to honor the late Diboll civic leader and Temple-Inland executive. Willis Wildkats’ third quarter avalanche buries Lumberjacks, 38-14. Diboll drops to 3-1, with first loss of 2003.
Twenty Years Ago
Diboll’s members of the Angelina Drug Free AllStars include Shelly Castillo, Latoya Lamb and Trey Wilkerson. Entex relocates its office to new building located at 2802 South John Redditt Drive in Lufkin. Diboll Pilot Club presents certificates to top participants in the local Read-AThon benefitting Alzheimer’s research. Participants include Crystal Constante, Derek Constante, Jessica Wideman and Trey Brown. Winning titles at the Texas Forest Festival Pageant are Amber Grimes, Pre-Teen Miss Forest Festival; Lauren Smithart, Teen Miss Forest Festival; and Angela Wigginton, Miss Forest Festival. Angelina County Commissioners’ Court approves $15 fee to be charged on all returned checks written to county offices.
Diboll High School twirlers are ready for homecoming activities. Twirlers for the 1983-84 school terms include Melissa Murphy, Tabitha Maxey, Angie Terrell, Cindy Oaks, Michelle Schmidt, Tricia Nash and Drum Major Lorraine Lazarine. Rachelle Thomas suc-
ceeds her sister Tellina Thomas as Pineland Day Queen. She and her three running mates help raise $70,400 that will be used for various community projects. Diboll Lumberjacks close out their non-district schedule with a disappointing 41-12 loss to the Rusk Eagles. Brenda Lee Lambert of Diboll and Robert Tolar of
Burke are married in a 12 noon garden wedding at the home of Dr. and Mrs. Walter Grote of Burke. Newly elected Diboll High School senior class officers include Clay Dubose, president; Ted Cheavens, vice president; Carla Havard, secretary; Esteves Guerrero, treasurer; and Tom Williams, reporter.
*** 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!
Become an Aviation Mechanic. FAA approved training. Financial aid if qualified – Housing available. Job placement assistance CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance Dallas - 800-475-4102 or Houston - 800-743-1392
Notice to Creditors
the post office address shown below within the tie and in the matter prescribed by law. Claims may be presented by addressing them as follows: Ms. Rebecca Anne Allen c/o Borgfeld & White, P.C. P.O. Box 141556 Lufkin, TX 75915-1556 Dated the 24th day of September, 2013. Respectfully submitted, Borgfeld & White, P.C. Lisa L. Borgfeld White State Bar No. 00797658 Walter L. Borgfeld, Jr.
State Bar No. 02670000 Attorneys for the Representative
tered are required to present them to the undersigned within the time and in the manner prescribed by law. c/o: Amy Reynolds 401 Bending Oak Street Lufkin, Texas 75904 Dated the 25th day of September, 2013. John “Johnny” Weismuller, Jr. Attorney for Amy Reynolds State Bar No.: 21110300 P.O. Box 153941 Lufkin, Texas 75915-3941 Telephone: (936) 637-6705 Facsimile: (936) 632-6705
Thirty Years Ago
Notice is hereby given that original Letters Testamentary for the Estate of Charles Ross Reynolds, Deceased, were issued on September 9, 2013, in Cause No. 14213-PR, pending in the County Court at Law No. 1, Angelina County, Texas, to: Amy Reynolds. All persons having claims against this Estate which is currently being adminis-
The new Miss Pineland, Rachelle Thomas, gets a gift of roses from her sister Tellina Thomas, who was the reigning queen from 1981 Pineland Day at the 1983 ceremonies in Pineland. Rachelle’s Group 3 raised $22,873.87 to lead the four groups whose totaled $40,700 in the queen’s race this year. The girls are the daughters of Mr. & Mrs. M. J. Thomas of Pineland.
Notice to Creditors
Thirty Years Ago This Week
fer. 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.
CLASSIFIEDS Notice is hereby given that original Letters Testamentary for the Estate of Winnie Shotwell Melancon, Deceased, were issued on September 23, 2013, in Cause No. 171-13PR, pending in the County Court at Law of Angelina County, Texas, to Rebecca Anne Allen (the “Representative”). All persons having claims against the estate which is currently being administered are hereby notified to present them to the Representative at
Photo Courtesy of The History Center
Deadline: Noon Monday 936-829-3313 * email@example.com
TexSCAN Week of September 29, 2013 ADOPTIONS
WARM, FUN, PROFESSIONAL couple eager to provide your child love and happiness forever. Expenses paid, Ann and Peter. Call 1-800-593-1730; annpeter102@gmail. com or go to www.AnnAndPeter.info
AUCTIONS RITCHIE BROS. unreserved public equipment auctions. Oct. 17; Hammond, LA. and Oct. 24 Shreveport, LA. Large equipment selection, no minimum bids, everyone welcome. www.rbauction.com
NEED CLASS A CDL TRAINING? Start a career in trucking today! Swift Academies offer PTDI certified courses and offer “Best-In-Class” training. New academy classes weekly. No money down or credit check. Certified mentors ready and available. Paid while training with mentor. Regional and dedicated opportunities, great career path, excellent benefits package. Please call: 1-866-259-8142
SIERRA VISTA RANCH 349.14 acres, $325/acre. Tract 17 in Terrell County near Dryden. 2-miles south of HWY 90. Deer, PAID CDL Training! No experience javelina, birds. Owner financed. 1-210needed. Stevens Transport will sponsor 734-4009. www.westerntexasland.com the cost of your CDL training. Earn up $106 MONTH BUYS land for RV, MH to $40K first year and $70K third year. or cabin. Gated entry, $690 down, Excellent benefits, 1-888-726-4130, www. ($6900/10.91%/7yr) 90-days same as cash, Guaranteed financing, 1-936-377-3235 becomeadriver.com. EOE
PARTNERS IN EXCELLENCE OTR drivers, DRIVERS $6000 SIGN-ON and retention bonus for APU equipped, pre-pass, EZ-pass, passennew lease purchase drivers. New trucks, ger policy. 2012 and newer equipment. 100% great pay, good home-time for Texas driv- NO touch. Butler Transport 1-800-528-7825 ers. Hirschbach Motor Lines, 1-888-514SAFE TUBS 6005; www.drive4hml.com SAFE STEP WALK-IN TUB Alert for ATTENTION DEDICATED and regional seniors, bathroom falls can be fatal. drivers. Averitt offers excellent benefits Approved by Arthritis Foundation. Theraand hometime. CDL-A required, 1-888- peutic jets with less than 4 inch step-in. 362-8608. Recent grads with a CDL-A, Wide door, anti-slip floors, American made, 1-6 weeks paid training. Apply online at installation included. Call 1-888-960-2587 AverittCareers.com, EOE for $750 Off. CRST OFFERS the best lease purchase TECHNICAL TRAINING program. Sign-on bonus. No down payment AIRLINE CAREERS begin here. Become or credit check. Great pay, Class-A CDL required. Owner operators welcome. Call an Aviation Maintenance Technician. FAA approved training.Financial aid if qualified. 1-866-304-7301 Housing available, job placement assisDRIVER TRAINEES NEEDED now! Learn to tance. Call Aviation Institute of Maintenance. drive for Werner Enterprises. Earn $800 per Dallas:1-800-475-4102 or Houston: 1-800week. No experience needed. CDL and job 743-1392 ready in 15 days. 1-888-734-6710 DRIVERS TO PULL flatbeds locally. Offices in Alvarado 1-936-672-5185, Conroe 1-936-672-2368, Seguin 1-830372-2300. Mileage plus drop and benefits. Call for details
REAL ESTATE AFFORDABLE RESORT LIVING on Lake Fork. RV and manufactured housing OK! Guaranteed financing with 10% down. Lots starting as low as $6900. Call Josh, 1-903-878-7265
MEDICAL BILLING TRAINEES needed! Train to become a medical office assistant now! Online job training gets you ready. Job placement when program completed. Call for details! 1-888-368-1638; ayers.edu/disclosures.com.
EXPERIENCED FLATBED DRIVERS Regional opportunities now open with plenty ATTN: 29 SERIOUS PEOPLE! Work from of freight and great pay. 1-800-277-0212 or anywhere using a computer. Up to $1500$5000 pt/ft. www.123bizathome.com. primeinc.com
386.75 ACRES just 20 miles North of Brackettville TX. Paved access and surrounded by large ranches. Lots of game, water and electric available. $1200/acre. Contact Jay 1-409-739-9701 or Darrell 1-409-770-4203.
STEEL BUILDINGS STEEL BUILDINGS Blow out! Best savings on remaining clearance buildings. Garages, shelters, homes, 20x22, 25x30, 30x40, 35x56, 40x70. Make offer and low payments. Call Ashley 1-800-991-9251
Run Your Ad In TexSCAN! Statewide Ad .................. $550 290 Newspapers, 905,076 Circulation $
North Region Only ...... 250 94 Newspapers, 301,619 Circulation $
South Region Only ..... 250 100 Newspapers, 391,741 Circulation $
West Region Only ....... 250 96 Newspapers, 211,716 Circulation
To Order: Call this Newspaper direct, or call Texas Press Service at 1-800-749-4793 Today!
NOTICE: While most advertisers are reputable, we cannot guarantee products or services advertised. We urge readers to use caution and when in doubt, contact the Texas Attorney General at 1-800-621-0508 or the Federal Trade Commission at 1-877-FTC-HELP. The FTC web site is www.ftc.gov/bizop
Extend your advertising reach with TexSCAN, your Statewide Classified Ad Network.
Thursday, October 3, 2013
www.dibollfreepress.com * 7 ...our school to talk to us.
We like it when ﬁreﬁghters visit...
Newspaper Fun! www.readingclubfun.com
Annimills LLC © 2013 V10-39
Fire Prevention and Safety Week (Oct. 6 - Oct. 12)
Let’s all help to prevent ﬁres. You can start by talking with grownups in your family about ﬁre safety and prevention. Check at your school to see if ﬁreﬁghters can come to talk to your class. Cut out this checklist and hang it on your refrigerator or bulletin board.
ter helicop Read these clues to ﬁll in the puzzle 4 2 with people and the things they use to ﬁght ﬁres: robots s r e 1 d lad 3 1. hydrants pump hundreds Do you know of gallons of __________ each minute 6 dogs that some dogs water 2. a ﬁre ______ should be in every kitchen live in ﬁre Cook in the kitchen only stations? 3. horses of ﬁre carriages in the 5 when an adult is helping you. 1800’s were protected by axes 9 __________, especially dalmatians Don’t touch matches, lighters 4. ﬁreﬁghters and equipment are brought 8 or candles. They are only for by a __________ to the scene adults to use. 5. person who teaches us ﬁre ﬁreﬁghter Do you have smoke detectors on every level of your home? safety and protects us Test them monthly. Change the batteries at least once a year. 7 6. a __________ can be Do you know two or more ways out of the house? used to pick up water tor detec from a lake and drop it 10 onto a ﬁre Never use elevators if there is a ﬁre (stairs are much safer). 7. __________ are used to chop down locked doors or walls Smoke rises. If there is a ﬁre, stay low: crawl under the smoke. Free Puzzles 8. __________ extinguish ﬁres without Print out new puzzles: Have you picked a place to meet the rest of your family endangering any ﬁreﬁghters Kitchen Safety, Fall once you are all out of the house? 9. a special ﬁre truck carries long __________ to reach high spots (skyscraper) Sports Fun, Leaves @ Once you are out of the house, stay out of the house. www.readingclubfun.com 10. a smoke __________ gives warning of ﬁre
Family Fire Safety Checklist
The Fire Is Out!
Don’t Forget This Life-Saving Tip!
Help grownups check that material is ﬂame-resistant when choosing costumes or pajamas. Fill in each space below with the letter given above each number in the alphabet key to see what to do if your clothing ever catches on ﬁre:
__ __ __ __, __ __ __ __ Grab your box of colored pencils and color this in!
No! Please stop asking me.
__ __ __ __ __ __ __! 1
A __ 1
B __ 2
C __ 3
D __ 4
E __ 5
F __ 6
G __ 7
H __ 8
I __ 9
J __ 10
K __ 11
N __ 14
O __ 15
P __ 16
Q __ 17
R __ 18
S __ 19
T __ 20
U __ 21
V __ 22
W __ 23
X __ 24
L __ 12 Y __ 25
So...are you that ﬁre bear? Are yuh? Are yuh?
M __ 13 Z __ 26
DISD Primary & Elementary Menus
Mrs. Brooke Curtis’s Pre-K4 classroom at Diboll Primary School use personal Daily Learning Notebooks, working on various academic concepts to include: writing their name, writing the day of the week, letters, numbers, as well as letter, number and shape identification and graphing the weather. Among those pictured are Landon Rector, Jersey Stuckey, Adrian Tovar, Jaxley Noseworthy, Aaliyah Segura, Jesus Flores Jr., Makena Barnett, Aiden Morris, London Frost and Arianna Aguilar.
Breakfast Sausage Biscuit
Breakfast Cinnamon Roll
Lunch Hot Dog Celery Sticks w/ Ranch Romaine Salad Banana
Lunch Lunch Chicken Taco Salad Lettuce & Tomato Smackers Spanish Rice Mashed Potatoes Refried Beans w/Brown Gravy Orange Slices Steamed Broccoli Chilled Pears
Breakfast Scrambled Eggs & Biscuit Lunch Macaroni & Cheese Carrot Sticks w/ Ranch Romaine Salad Fresh Fruit
Friday Breakfast Breakfast Pizza Lunch Hamburger Burger Salad Fries Apple Slices
Daily Breakfast Offerings: Cereal & Toast, PBJ Sandwich; Fruit or Juice; Variety of Milk Daily Lunch Offerings: Chef Salad, Sandwiches, Variety of Milk
Monday 3 201 Oct. 7, thru Friday 3 201 Oct. 11,
Newspaper Fun! Created by Annimills LLC © 2013
The ﬁre has been put out. Help the ﬁreﬁghter get to the ﬁre truck to roll up the hose and pack the equipment so that the truck can return to the ﬁre station.
8 * Thursday, October 3, 2013
Entertainment in Park begins in Lufkin Get ready to kick off your weekend on a musical note as Main Street Lufkin presents Entertainment in the Park every Friday at noon in Cotton Square Park. There will be something for everyone’s musical appetite during the month, according to Barbara Thompson, Main Street director. Friday, October 4 the series will open with Lufkin native Glenn Lenderman as he brings his one-man band to the stage at Cotton Square. Always a crowd favorite, he entertains with popular hits from yesterday and today with a few of his own songs to complete the show. Lunch will be available for purchase from Downtown Café. Friday, October 11 another Lufkin native Bryan Harkness and his own style of Texas country music take the stage. An accomplished musician and songwriter Bryan is always a popular addition to our enter-
tainment series. Also that Friday, in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness, Main Street will be giving away two tickets to the Power of Pink luncheon on October 17. Lunch will be available for purchase from Church by Christ Jesus. Friday, October 18, we welcome back to the stage the Angelina College Swingin’ Roadrunner Jazz Combo under the direction of Larry Greer. Members of the group are Blake Sorey, trumpet, Huntington; Jason Park, drum set, Nacogdoches; Jordan Linstrom, bass, Huntington and Austin Roberts, percussion, Dallas. This group of talented young people will perform big band and classic jazz hits that will delight young and old alike. Lunch will be available for purchase from Confections. GMC trio returns to the Cotton Square stage on Friday October 25 to close out the pro-
gram. This popular local group will entertain with favorite hits from the 50s and 60s. You don’t have to polish your saddle oxfords or iron your poodle skirt or bell bottoms, just come on out to Cotton Square Park and enjoy the music you remember one more time. Lunch will be available for purchase from Downtown Café. “We are excited about the line-up for this October ’s Entertainment in the Park. There is a good mix of music,” Barbara Thompson, Main Street director said. “We hope everyone will come out join us as we get the weekend started with some good music.” As always affordable lunches will be available to purchase. The entertainment is free so come join us for a great time in the park, she said. For more information contact Main Street Lufkin at 936633-0205.
Lil Dazzlers of the Week
Name: Bridgette Rice Grade: Kindergarten Daughter of: Tiffany Rice and Cheeto Alanis Favorite Color: pink & purple Favorite Dance Tune: Country Girl Shake It For Me When I’m not dancing, I like to: ride my bike, play with my dog and kittens, color, sing, go to my grandparent’s house, swim, play outside, and watch cartoons!
Name: Tatianna Polk Grade: 1st Daughter of: Charlotte Polk Favorite Color: red Favorite Dance Tune: any music When I’m not dancing, I like to: play basketball and dance all over the house!
Name: Mallorie Roman Grade: 5th Daughter of: Hector & Deandra Roman Favorite Color: black Favorite Dance Tune: The Wobble When I’m not dancing, I like to: watch TV, play with friends, gymnastics, cheer and play softball!
Mullen Library, American Red Cross, Salvation Army, Samaritan Center, Katherine Sage Temple Day Care, T.L.L. Temple Memorial Library, Family Crisis Center and Volunteer Service Council. The division goals are: $204,000 from corporate, $75,000 from Diboll, $30,000 from financial, $25,000 from retail, $17,000 from government and public service, $20,000 from general solicitations, $35,000 from healthcare, $16,000 from Lufkin ISD, $8,000 from media, $8,000 from attorneys, $9,000 from insurance, $5,000 from Huntington, $5,000 from the Lufkin State Supported Living Center, $4,500 from Angelina College, $4,500 from dentists, $5,000 from Hudson, $2,500 from realtors, $1,000 from Central and Pollok and $500 from Zavalla. To donate to the Angelina County United Way, call 936632-3203. Diboll will begin updating its thermometer sign on Friday, Oct. 11.
TEACHERSS Cont’d “I’ve been away from kindergarten for a few years,” she said. “But Mom has been doing it more recently, so she can help me. Because of her experience, she doesn’t just talk the talk, but walks the walk. And besides the teaching, she makes lunch for me each day!” Both women graduated from Diboll High School and Stephen F. Austin State University. They never planned to teach the same grade, but things just fell into place. They considered the possibility that their relationship might present problems, but so far everything has gone well. They stress they have a good team of teachers and administrators with whom to work. “The main problem has been that we get to talking about so many things we want to do that time just gets away,” Nash said, with McWilliams finishing, “Sometimes we don’t leave school until late because we get carried away.” McWilliams explained that she was a stay-at-home mom for several years after high school and really never thought much about college. But her husband’s sisters were in education, and listening to them talk about it stirred her interest. She had also been involved in various aspects of children’s ministry at church, so at the age of 25 she started college. Nash had also worked with kids at church. She was in fourth grade when her mother started teaching, so while she was waiting to
go home from school each day, she would play with her mom’s “teacher stuff.” She said that she simply grew up planning to be a teacher. “One of the things that impacts you is when you have kids that are a challenge, but you see them later and they remember you,” McWilliams said. “Especially from my music classes, some will tell me they remember their parts from past performances when they graduate.” A notable experience for Nash is getting to teach in her hometown. “I’m now teaching the children of friends that I went to school with,” she said. Both women mentioned Diboll teachers as people who had influenced them. “Martha Jenkins was my mentor when I started,” McWilliams said. “She encouraged me to be a teacher, and she taught me by the way she did things.” Nash singled out her mother first of all because of how she made her love teaching. “But another influence was Patty Campbell,” she said. “I taught with her in pre-K3 for two years, and she was the perfect example. She always taught bell to bell and gave absolutely 100 percent to teaching.” McWilliams provided a summation for the pair’s situation. “Tiffany has a lot of knowledge. I have some wisdom and experience. Putting that all together benefits everyone involved,” she said.
Free Class ads Subscribe to the Free Press
for just $26 a year and get free classifieds. Call 936-829-3313 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Dazzlers of the Week
Week of 9-5 Brittney Barkley a sophomore is this weeks Dazzler of the week. Brittney’s interest in college choice is University of Houston. Her favorite class is Health Science, favorite song is Jessie’s Girl, favorite movie is The Notebook. Her favorite thing to do on the weekend is eat, sleep, and watch tv. Brittney describes herself as dedicated, hardworking, and reserved.
Week of 9-12 Tristan Hope Rice, Freshman is this weeks Dazzler of the Week. Tristan’s interest in college is NYU. Her favorite class is English, her favorite song is Somebody’s Heartbreak, and favorite movie is Titanic. Her favorite thing to do on the weekend is to go to church. Tristan describes herself as friendly, honest, and sparkly.
Photo by Hunter McLeroy
Dazzling at the Texas State Forest Fest
The Diboll Dazzlers competed at Texas State Forest Festival last weekend, earning third place in their category with a high energy performance.
The Diboll Culinary team won their firrst heat of the 2013 Southern Hushpuppy competition at the Texas Forest Festival. Photo by Hunter McLeroy
Thursday, October 3, 2013
www.dibollfreepress.com * 9
Lumberjack youth make impact RICHARD NELSON
The Diboll defense played a solid first half, and the Diboll offensive youth movement showed signs of life in the second half, but Madisonville put together four quarters of solid play on both sides of the ball to hand the Lumberjacks their fifth straight loss to start the 2013 season, this one 41-12 Friday night at Lumberjack Stadium. Madisonville scored midway through the first quarter on a Grant Smith 12-yard TD pass from Jaylen Smith. The Diboll defense then held Madisonville out of the end zone until 25 seconds left in the first half when Jaylen Smith threw his second touchdown, this one to Rikelian Wiley. Antwoine Curtis extended Madisonville’s lead to 21-0 on a 16-yard touchdown run early in the third quarter. From there, the Lumberjacks pretty much kept pace. Sophomore quarterback Kevin Hurley and senior receiver
Raive Sheppard connected again as they did last week, this time on a 37-yard touchdown pass midway through the third, taking the score to 21-6. Jaylen Smith threw for his third touchdown, this one to Grant Smith from 34 yards away, and then Donald Roundtree scored on a 13-yard run to put Madisonville up 35-6. However, Diboll wasn’t through. Freshman running back Desmond Shelby scored on a 3-yard run for the game’s final score. Shelby entered the game in the second half and finished with 75 yards on nine carries. Hurley finished with 91 yards on 9-of-22 passing. Leading Madisonville were Curtis with 122 yards on 22 carries; Jaylen Smith with 127 yards through the air; and Grant Smith with 90 yards on four receptions. Diboll will be back in action on Friday night as it travels to Tatum for its final non-district tuneup.
Above, Kevin Hurley Jr. (12) runs as Brandon Mitchell (9) gets ready to block. Far left, the Diboll defense tackles a Madisonville runner in the first half. Left, Desmond Shelby picks up some yardage. Photos by Anthony Delco
Carthage handed first loss
Diboll (0-5) Last week: Madisonville 41, Diboll 12. This week: at Tatum (4-0)
District football Carthage Jasper Huntington Diboll Center
4-1 1-2 1-3 0-5 0-5
0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0
This week, Diboll will be tested by a Tatum team that has allowed a total of 13 points through four games this season. The Eagles are coming off their second shutout of the year, a 17-0 victory over Diboll’s district rival Center.
W’house 63, Carthage 39 Tatum 17, Center 0 Troup 41, Huntington 14 M’ville 41, Diboll 14 Jasper, bye
Huntington (1-3) Last week: Troup 41, Huntington 14 This week: at Madisonville (3-2)
Huntington at M’ville Center at Corr-Cam Diboll at Tatum Jasper at Bridge City Rusk at Carthage
Jacks o’ Week
The football team’s Jacks of the Week are Michael Garcia on defense and Kaelan Whitworth on offense.
Lady Jacks v’ball at No. 12 Carthage
Varsity Scores: 8-25, 7-25, 13-25 Kameri Mott 4 kills Lexxus Hamilton 1 ace, 3 kills, 5 digs Mia Williams 1 ace, 2 kills, 5 digs, 4 blocks Kyla Cunningham 7 digs, 3 blocks White Team Scores: 1425, 10-25 Arriana Garza 2 kills, 1 ace Alexis Grimaldo 1 kill, 1 ace, 2 assists Red Team Scores: 7-25, 11-25 Chloe Presnall 2 aces, 2 kills Ashlee Pantajo 4 digs Aileen Robles 1 ace, 2 kills, 1 block
Diboll Youth Basketball
Diboll Youth Basketball is holding early registration sign-up for ages 5 to 14 until Nov. 10 at $30 per player. After then sign-up fee will be $50 per player. Parents can register their players at the Boys and Girls Club in Diboll or by contacting Gerald Mott at 936-4149092, Eric Hernandez at 936-414-1141, Eryn Garcia at 936-465-6677 or Damitra Burrell at 936-671-9352.
Courtesy photo by Gary Stallard
Andrew Hernandez leads the Diboll boys at the Central Runmaster Invitational.
Diboll boys take 4th, girls 9th at Central This past Friday the cross country team ran at the Runmaster Invitational in Central. It was not one of the teams best races but there were some individual stand outs. Diana Diosdado, Stephen Badeaux, Roxanna Sosa, and Elizabeth De La Cruz all ran personal best times on the course.
JV Girls (2 mile) 14 Kayla Trekell 16:21 23 Karolina Pena 17:22 25 Karina Pena 17:38 31 Summer Griffith 18:36 33 Roxanna Sosa 18:44 34 Angelique Rodriguez 18:47 35 Vanessa Terrazas 18:48 45 Alondra Ayala 19:37
Diboll Runners finish:
JV Boys (2 mile) 19 Austin Mewborn 12:44 21 Jorge Estrada 12:56 25 Aaron Cantu 13:02 26 Luis Enriquez 13:09 33 Raul Rios 13:29 39 Jair Ruiz 13:50 40 Nicolas Escobedo 13:52 41 TJ Garcia 13:54 52 David Ramos 14:30 73 Juan Bosquez 16:04 75 Rolando Salazar 16:19 87 Fil Escobedo 18:55
Varsity Girls (2 mile) 29 Diana Diosdado 15:28 37 Elizabeth De La Cruz 15:58 42 Ariela Gonzales 16:13 55 Aubrie Arellano 17:11 58 Maricarmen Garcia 17:27 Varsity Boys (5K) 4 Andrew Hernandez 17:51 8 Stephen Badeaux 18:49 18 Leo Rodriguez 19:37 30 Caleb Stewart 20:45 40 Omar Solis 21:25 51 Ariel Encarnacion 22:10
The next race will be this Saturday, the Hudson Invitational at Hudson high school.
The Huntington Red Devils had a rough night as Troup’s Blake Lynch ran for 97 yards and two touchdowns and threw for 106 yards and three touchdowns in the Tigers’ 41-14 victory. Troup took control of the game early, building a 35-0 lead. That was more than enough to hold off another strong night from Huntington’s Jermichael Brown, who ran for 110 yards on 16 carries and also caught a 72-yard touchdown pass. Troup took control of the game by scoring 28 points in the second quarter. Brandon Herron hauled in a 20-yard touchdown reception from Lynch to make it 7-0. Lynch did the damage on his own for the next two scores, running in from 13 and 25 yards out to make it 21-0. Lynch then threw for the next two scores, hitting Brant Palmer from five yards and Hitachi Lydia from 51 yards to up the margin to 35-0. Huntington finally got on the board on Brown’s 72-yard reception from Jeremiah Robertson. Then after another Troup touchdown, Huntington scored on a Robertson two-yard touchdown pass to Clay Boston to make the final 41-14. This week, Huntington will go for its second win in non-district play as it faces a Madisonville team coming off a 41-12 win over Diboll.
Center (0-5) Last week: Tatum 17, Center 0 This week: at Corrigan-Camden (4-0)
The Center Roughriders are surprisingly still one of the winless teams in District 20-3A after Friday night’s 17-0 loss to a defensive-minded Tatum team. Tatum’s Klifton Willis intercepted three passes on his own for Tatum, which has allowed only 13 points in four games, including a season high of seven. The game was a tight one throughout as Tatum scored on a J.D. Taylor one-yard run in the first quarter and didn’t score again until a 22-yard field goal by Dusty Richardson late in the third quarter. The Eagles tacked on one final touchdown with just 12 seconds left on a Jaylon Shans nine-yard touchdown run that made the final 17-0. Center will have another tough game on Friday night against a Corrigan-Camden team that is undefeated and coming off a lopsided 54-17 win over the Crockett Bulldogs. On Friday night, Corrigan-Camden got 207 yards rushing and an interception
return for a score by Keegan Mitchell and Addison Kirkland ran for four scores. Corrigan-Camden has won its games this season by an average margin of 4118.
Carthage (4-1) Last week: W’house 63, Carthage 39 This week: vs. Rusk (2-3)
This week: Carthage seemed to be on its way to another big-time win against a highly regarded opponent as it led Whitehouse, a Top 5 4A team 39-20 in the third quarter. But it was all downhill from there as Whitehouse reeled off the final 43 points to take a 63-39 win. In the loss, Blake Bogenschutz threw for 379 yards and four touchdowns in becoming the school’s all-time leader in passing yards. His top target was Tee Goree, who had 150 yards and a touchdown on nine receptions. Okeeron Rutherford led the ground game with 174 yards and three touchdowns on just 11 carries. Tevin Pipkin ran for 119 yards on 23 carries. However, the defense was unable to shut down the Whitehouse offense as QB Patrick Mahomes threw for 396 yards for the third-ranked team in the state. Carthage appeared to be in control of the game as it picked off a pass to start the third quarter and Bogenschutz hit Rutherford for a four-yard score, upping Carthage’s surprising lead to 19 points. But that proved to be the final highlight of the night for the Bulldogs as Whitehouse ran off the next 43 points over the next 15 minutes to escape with the win. The road should be much easier for Carthage this week as it hosts a Rusk team that has a 2-3 record after a 47-34 win over Brownsboro. Rusk had dropped a 49-0 decision to Athens the previous week.
Jasper (1-2) Last week: Bye This week: at Bridge City (1-3)
After a rainout and a bye week, the Jasper Bulldogs are ready to finally get back on the field this week. Two weeks ago, Jasper’s scheduled game against West Orange-Stark was canceled due to weather conditions. That was followed by last week’s scheduled bye. “It kind of stinks to be honest with you,” Jasper head coach Darrell Barbay said to The Beaumont Enterprise about having two consecutive weeks off. “We need to play. Having two weeks in a row without playing is not very good.” Jasper will look to get back in the win column for the first time since the season opener on Friday when it plays at Bridge City. The Cardinals have had rough sledding over the first month of the season with their three losses coming by a combined 74 points. Following a 31-7 win over Kelly Catholic, Bridge City fell to Buna last week, 36-7. -- Cody Havard
10 * Thursday, October 3, 2013
Photo by Richard Nelson
Diboll High School Freshman Duchess for 2013 is Aleaha Solis, daughter of Cindy Lopez and Marco Solis. She is escorted by her brother, Mark Reyna and her father.
Diboll High School Sophomore Duchess for 2013 is Karina Palomino, daughter of Tony and Brenda Palomino. She is escorted by her father.
Photo by Richard Nelson
Diboll High School Junior Duchess for 2013 is Angela Concha, daughter of Manuel and Mary Concha. She is escorted by her father and her cousin, Michael Anthony Garcia.
Photo by Richard Nelson
Photo by Richard Nelson
Diboll High School Senior Princess for 2013 is Alejandra Gaitan, daughter of Baldemar and Maricela Gaitan. She is escorted by her father.
Diboll High School Senior Princess is Christina Serratos, daughter of Sara and Ignacio Serratos. She is escorted by her cousin, Jorge Serratos.
Diboll High School Senior Princess for 2013 is Hunter Mercer, daughter of Todd and Sheree Mercer. She is escorted by her father. \Photo by Richard Nelson
Photo by Richard Nelson
Diboll High School Senior Princess for 2013 is Jayden Springs, daughter of Troy and Cindy Springs. She is escorted by her brother, Stone Springs. Photo by Richard Nelson
Diboll High School Homecoming Queen is Zariah Vinson, daughter of Odessa Vinson and LaShundra Vinson. She is escorted by her uncle, Cedric Vinson and Ashtin Vinson.
Lumberjack flags just $10! (Flags are 5-foot x 3-foot)
Photo by Richard Nelson
Show your Diboll athletes and their opponents that you support the Lumberjacks by flying your flag on game days all year long!
Make the Move that Makes the Difference
611 N. Temple Dr. Diboll, TX 75941 email@example.com
Let your spirit fly!
936-829-4040 Cell: 936-635-1300 www.poulands.com
Deer Trace property at reduced prices!
Purchase a flag at: Brookshire Brothers (Diboll) Diboll Free Press Poulandâ€™s The Everything Store