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Wall of Honor

This Friday. See Dateline Diboll for details.

Keeping news on a first-name basis

2013, Issue No. 42

Dateline Diboll

Wall of Honor

Friday night Diboll ISD will proudly induct Jeff Vanover, Josh Stifle and Jonathan Terrell into the Lumberjack Stadium Wall of Honor. There will be a reception for all individuals beginning at 6 p.m. in the conference room at the stadium. The public is welcome to attend. The inductees will be introduced at 6:55 p.m. at Lumberjack Stadium.

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 establishments.

Diboll, Texas: Proud home of Shirley Terrell

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Are tamales better with beer? Council considers alcohol sales at city festivals RICHARD NELSON

Diboll City Council on Monday broached the subject of allowing alcohol sales at certain city events, such as May’s annual Tamale Fest, October’s biannual Diboll Day and March’s first Crawfish Boil. Council took no action in order to gauge the feelings of the community. Alcohol sale and consumption is prohibited on city-owned property, except at Neches Pines Golf Course. “The concept in allowing these events is to increase attendance and revenue,” said City Manager Dennis McDuffie.

If an ordinance was approved, it would allow for only one vendor to sell alcohol at an event, and there would be a specific area designated for the sale and consumption. No alcohol would be allowed outside that area, such as a “beer garden.” Festival patrons would not be allowed to wander through the festival with alcohol. “The Forest Festival (in Lufkin) did this last year and it was very successful,” said Kathy Sample, president of the Civic Center Board. There didn’t seem to be any trouble, and it is a good source of income for the festival.” City Attorney Jimmy Cassels re-

minded council of the last time the issue was brought before the council. “It was an extremely volatile issue, as general and mundane as it looks,” he said. “My suggestion is to let this filter through the community before you take action.” The Rev. Kenny Hibbs of First Baptist Church offered his thoughts. “I have seen so many lives destroyed from alcohol,” Hibbs said. “I don’t want anything to cause God to turn his back on us.” In other business, Council discussed renovations to the City Hall and Diboll Police and Fire Department buildings. A leading option is to build a

five-bay metal building for the fire department behind the current building. The current bays would be closed-in for police department use, which would double the squad room size and include an interview room. The current building was built in 1977 when Diboll had four officers; there are 19 now, said Ricky Conner, Diboll police chief. The plan calls for City Hall to add-on a new council chambers and to renovate the current council chambers into offices. “The city needs room to grow, to have a more efficient work environment,” McDuffie said. “The fire department and police department are practically on top of each other.” Cost of the project is estimated at $500 ,000to $600,000

Diehard Diboll fans Photo by Richard Nelson

DHS Principal Andy Trekell congratulates Omar Solis for his NHRP honor.

Potato lunch

Burke Chapter 1098, Order of the Eastern Star, is having a Baked Potato Lunch fundraiser for $5 on Friday, Oct. 18. They will deliver up to a 10-mile radius. To order or for more information, call Sue Johnson at 936-8295973 or 936-6767467.

Recognized Diboll senior earns honor from Hispanic program RICHARD NELSON


Freed By Christ

God’s Bible says in Hebrews 11: 1, “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” What or in whom have you put your faith in? Have you put your faith in material things? All those material things will pass away if they haven’t already. Besides, the more material things you accumulate the more you want. The things in this life will never satisfy the longing in your heart. Your spirit and your being long to have a relationship with your Creator, Almighty God. The only way to fill that longing is to accept Jesus Christ as your Savior and Lord. The day time is getting shorter and so is your time to have Jesus save you. Please let Jesus take care of your eternity today. -- Bro. Kenny Hibbs, First Baptist Church


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Photo by Richard Nelson

This group of Diboll Lady Jack volleyball fans make up about 95 percent of the fan base on hand in Center to cheer Diboll on to a district win. From left, they are Robin Mott, Alexia Mott, Nariah Evans, Gerald Mott, Bertha Young and Brenda Hubbard.

Never to young or old to get educated BURLON WILKERSON

There is more going on than meets the eye at the Diboll Family Education Center. Although it is considered part of Diboll ISD, programs and activities for all ages from infants to adults are in place for anyone who wants to take advantage of them. Adult education under the direction of Becky Baer is one facet of services offered. These services include Adult Basic Education, Adult Secondary Education, and General Education Development (GED). All of these programs are designed to facilitate transition into college or jobs/careers as well as school and community involvement. “In the past we have also offered adult computer literacy classes,” said Center Director Charlotte Morris. “If we have enough requests, we could do so again. Our current approach is to help people find particular web sites that provide the information or training they desire and then let them work individually at their own pace.” English as a Second Language (ESL) classes are also under the Adult

Education umbrella. ESL classes are designed to achieve the same goals as the other Adult Education classes. In addition, immigrants have the opportunity to prepare for and apply for citizenship. Baer is assisted in this area by Gloria Valdez, and Angelina College is in the process of hiring more part-time help for morning classes. “The college is the fiscal agent for our Adult Education, and we’ve worked with them since the beginning of our program,” explained Morris. “GED and ESL hours become part of the college data, which in turn can affect funding.” This entire section of the Center is under the oversight of Deep East Texas Workforce Solutions. Consequently, there are certain federal and state performance measures which must be met in order to continue its operation. On the opposite end of the age spectrum, the Center provides Early Childhood Education. Karen Barkley oversees care for children of the adult students. As the children grow beyond infancy, the staff pulls the older group out for specific educational activities in anticipation of their enrollment in public school.

Twice a month during the school year, the Lumberjack Express goes to two day-care facilities. The Express is a school bus which has been converted into a mobile library. On each trip a volunteer reads to the children, and day care personnel can borrow material if they desire. “Interactive Literacy Activities (ILA) provide a tie-in between Early Childhood and Adult Education,” said Morris. “Through the Family Literacy Grant, we bring parents and children ages 1-7 together once a week to work and study in order to help parents see how to help their children.” Carlye Morris oversees the ILA, and her duties also include directing parent involvement throughout the school district. She provides training for volunteers and mentors and does documentation for the federal Title I program. This documentation involves record-keeping of volunteer hours, parent/school compacts at the lower grades, and the parent involvement policy for the district. For high school ages, the Center is the site of Lumberjack Academy. This is a computer-based educational system See EDUCATION, P. 4

Diboll High School senior Omar Solis was recently honored as a member of the National Hispanic Recognition Program. The program recognized about 5,300 Hispanic/Latino students selected from a pool of more than 259,000 who took the 2013 PSAT/NMSQT. Solis scored a 198 on his PSAT last year, and the national benchmark for the test is 147. Although the honor does not include a monetary award, being listed as a National Hispanic Scholar may give students an opportunity to hear from colleges that are particularly interested in communicating with prospective students of Hispanic heritage, according to the program’s Web site. Solis plans to attend Texas A&M and major in Mechanical Engineering. “I think A&M offers like $14,000 over four years,” Solis said of what the NHRP recognition could mean in terms of scholarship dollars. Solis plays soccer and runs cross country. He also competes in Academic Decathlon. He is National Honor Society reporter, a SMASH officer and a Spanish Club member. Last year he was named to NASA’s Texas High School Aerospace Scholars Program. He is the son of Maria and Esteban Solis.

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Thursday, October 17, 2013

Louise Ellison enjoys time with grandchildren Louise (Stanland) Ellison is still excited about seeing six of her grandchildren on a recent trip to Alabama. Her daughter, Stacy Kilgore, and her niece, Shirley Ivey, did most of the driving on the 12-plus-hour trip. Lois Ellison also went along on the trip. They let Lois out in Birmingham to stay and visit with relatives there while Shirley stayed in Huntsville and visited with her daughter, Christi. Stacy and Louise drove outside of Huntsville and stayed with visited with Louise’s daughter and Stacy’s sister, Debbie Martin. Debbie has two sons, Ryan and Collin and between them, Louise has six grandchildren. The girls had a good time visiting and shopping at flea markets. One day was an adventure riding in a hot air balloon. Stacey chose to keep her feet on the ground and take pictures while Louise and Debbie experienced the sights and sounds of a balloon ride and loved it! The trip was much too short but everyone had a great time and arrived home safely. *** Someone else has returned from a trip, to the northwest. I appreciate Charlotte Morris sending me the following email about her recent trip to Colorado with her mother, Sarah Morris, looking for fall colors but they got a touch of winter as well. Charlotte’s email: Our first night was spent in Raton, New Mexico after driving through rain storms all day that Friday to get there. The second day of the trip we made a circle in New Mexico from Eagle’s Nest to Red River. The weather was great and there was a little bit of color. We enjoyed shopping and having lunch in Taos. We headed north toward Alamosa for our second night. Anyone who knows me, know that I absolutely love the mountains of Colorado and that is where we headed on the third day! We had been listening to the weather and heard the weather was rough ahead of us so we didn’t hurry out too early the next day, it was Sunday. We drove from Monte Vista toward Durango, Colorado. It was raining on and off but we

were able to get out at the Wolf Creek Pass overlook and enjoy the valley. We had a nice lunch in Pagosa Springs. After lunch our challenge started. I thought the storm had passed so we loaded up (in my Kia Sorenta) and drove toward Durango. There was a little debris on the road and then all of a sudden we got into a hail storm. All we could do was stay in the ruts! It was no time until the road and fields were at least 2 inches deep with hail. It looked like snow! Needless to say I drove very carefully and slowly with lots of prayer! It was a very quiet trip but hallelujah we made it to Durango and got a hotel by 6 that evening! It was an early day for us. We got up Monday and drove what is called the Million Dollar Highway from Durango to Silverton. It was a breathtaking site. We saw beautiful fall leaves and then we saw snow banks on the passes. I took the time to stop along the way and enjoy the beautiful work that God had created. We had lunch and shopped in Silverton for about 3 hours. Our journey headed us north on through Ouray and on to Montrose enjoying the sights. I admit it was a little scary over a couple of the passes, especially when there are markers honoring gentlemen from the highway department who had died working on the roads. I was hoping to see some wildlife on the drive back around toward Creede but there was not much stirring. We stayed that night in a little cabin like lodge in South Fork. The breakfast that morning at the lodge was great and the company there was even better. We met a sweet couple from Georgia and they recommended us a

National Forest road for sightseeing so we took off for that adventure. The gravel road route circled south of South Fork into the Rio Grande National Forest through a little place called Summitville. We stopped and played in the Aspen trees, saw several deer, and even more deer hunters. It was a beautiful drive! I love getting off the beaten path! Unfortunately we had to head back home the next day BUT I am already looking for a cabin to rent for next October! *** It’s always good to see Eric Small when he comes in the store which is about every 10 to 12 years. Eric and his wife Karla lived in Diboll during the 1980s when Eric served as the youth choir director at Diboll First Baptist. In February of next year Eric will have been the director of Pineywoods Encampment for 24 years!! The Southern Baptist Association bought the property, between Corrigan and Groveton, near Woodlake in 1945 and it is still expanding. This past summer, 8,000 kids attended camp there and another 10,000 people attended retreats. A lot of us have many fond memories of attending camp there. The old rock gym that was built by the CCC (Civil Conservation Corp) is still there but has been remodeled and updated to enhance some of its original character. Twice a year in January and May Eric travels with his staff and board members on a mission trip to Guatemala where they build houses and do other ministries to help women and children. They also have “Power Plus” Youth Camps for missionary’s kids that culminates in Europe and next year it will be in Africa. Eric and Karla’s children are twin girls Kristie and Karlee who both married boys named Matt; so Eric calls them by their last names, Walton and Chandler. Kristie is a counselor at Angelo State University in San Angelo where her husband is a youth pastor. They have Evan, age 7 and Finley, age 4. Karlee is an 8th grade math teacher in Canton and her husband Matt is the direc-

tor at Disciples Crossing in Athens. They have 1-year-old, Eri. Ross works for a pool construction company in College Station and Kalli works with AmeriCorps running the Tyler branch of the Hunger Initiative which tries to get faith-based organizations involved in feeding the hungry. My notes are bad; I can’t determine who 3-year-old Kezia belongs to. Krystina and her husband Alex Tram live in College Station and have three children: Ayden, Karson and Allysa. *** We enjoyed meeting Jimmy Farley’s two children from Arizona when they came in the store. His son Bobby is 25, a graduate of University of Arizona and working with Farmers’ Insurance. His daughter Katie is 23 and working on her master’s degree in Tax at Arizona State University. *** Ginger Capps spent a couple of days in College Station visiting with two of her grandchildren. Ashley Capps is studying nursing and Stephen Harris is studying engineering. Ashley also works at Appleby’s and shares a home with two friends from Hudson; Kourtney Walker and Emily Oliver. Ginger and Ashley were in the mall while waiting for Stephen to get out of class when Ginger recognized Charles “Pokey” Stover in his shop, Flip & Peel. His mother is Ginger’s cousin, Sharon (Taylor) Moore. Pokey insisted they try one of his specialties, Sweet Potatoes Fries with Nutrella and raspberry sauce topped with crunchy sprinkles. Their time ran short and were unable to locate Foul Digits, whose owners are formally from Diboll; Mark and Bryan Holubec, sons of Henry and Nancy Holubec. *** Take the time to come see us …’round the table. Sandra Pouland, owner of Pouland’s Real Estate, contributes this column. Stop by the Round Table or email her at sandra@ or 936-829-4040.

Brookshire Bros. pharmacist offers anti-flu advice With cold and flu season upon us, it is important to make every effort to stay healthy; here is some good advice from Brookshire Brothers pharmacist Laura Edmundson: Just do it! Get a flu shot. The Center for Disease Control recommends everyone 6 months and older receive an annual flu vaccine. Keep it clean! Wash hands thoroughly with soap and water or use hand sanitizer often, especially if you are around others who are sick. Contain it! Cover your cough or sneeze with tissue or the sleeve of your shirt. Don’t share! Encourage children and teens to keep their drinks and utensils to themselves. Sharing, means giving your germs away to others. Keep clean! Disinfect everything: toys, computers, phones, and remote controls, anything that gets a lot of hand time. Steer clear! Avoid sick people if possible. Don’t put yourself or your family in harm’s way. Stay home! If you or your child has a fever or flu-like symptoms, (body aches, sore throat, headache, and cough) stay at home. Catch some Zzzz’s! Get plenty of sleep. Our experts recommend 8 hours of sleep per night. Eat right! Fruits, vegetables, and 100% juices are always your best bet for Vitamin C or take Vitamins.

News from... T.L.L. Temple Memorial Library Drink up! Drink plenty of fluids. Look for products that contain vitamins, minerals and electrolytes to boost your well being. Follow this good advice and stay healthy this season. *** Just in time for the haunting month of October! The library will host a free Ghost Story Concert on Saturday, Oct.19, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. 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 it is 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. 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! ***

Family Movie Day at the Library is Friday, Oct. 25, 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. *** More New Teen Books: “Icons,” by Margaret Stohl – For as long as she can remember, Dol has lived a simple life in the countryside – safe from the shadow of the Icon and its terrifying power. Hiding from the one truth she can’t avoid - that she’s different; she survived. Why? When Dol and her best friend, Ro, are captured and taken to the Embassy, off the coast of the sprawling metropolis once known as the City of Angels, they find only more questions. While Ro and fellow hostage Tima rage against their captors, Dol finds herself drawn to Lucas, the Ambassador’s privileged son. But the

Soups great when weather cools We have really learned to appreciate homemade soup when the weather turns cooler. It makes a great supper when you serve it with some bread and a salad. Here is a recipe for a hearty one.

Cheeseburger Soup

1/2 lb. ground beef 3/4 c. chopped onion 1/2 cup shredded carrots 3/4 cup chopped celery 4 TBSP. butter 3 cups chicken broth 3 cups cubed potatoes 1/4 c. flour

Judicious & Delicious With Judge Esther Barger 2 cups cubed Cheddar cheese 1 1/2 cups milk 1/4 cup sour cream In large pot, melt 1 TBSP. butter or margarine over medium heat; cook and stir vegetables and beef, until beef is brown. Add broth and potatoes. Bring to a boil, then simmer until potatoes are tender about 10-12 minutes, Melt the remainder

of butter and stir in flour in a small bowl. Add the milk, stirring until smooth. Gradually add the milk mixture to the soup, stirring constantly, Bring to a boil and reduce heat to simmer. Stir in cheese. When cheese is melted, add sour cream and heat through. Do not boil. Serves 8. Send recipes or comments to Judge Esther Barger, 211 N. Temple, Diboll, TX 75941 or email to ebarger@angelina

four teens are more alike than they might think, and the timing of their meeting isn’t a coincidence. It’s a conspiracy. “Gone,” by Michael Grant – In the blink of an eye everyone disappears – gone – everyone except for the young, teens, middle schoolers, and toddlers. But not a single adult. No teachers, no cops, no doctors, no parents. Gone, too, are the phones, internet, and television. There is no way to get help. Hunger threatens. Bullies rule. A sinister

creature lurks. Animals are mutating. And the teens themselves are changing, developing new talents – unimaginable, dangerous, deadly powers – that grow stronger by the day. It’s a terrifying new world. Sides are being chosen and war is imminent. “Theodore Boone: The Accused,” by John Grisham – Big trouble is brewing for Theodore Boone. While all of Strattenburg anxiously awaits the new trial of infamous murder suspect Pete Duffy, problems arise

for their own kid lawyer. There’s been a robbery and Theo is the accused. His reputation is on the line, and with the evidence building against him – and dangerous threats looming – Theo will do whatever it takes to prove his innocence – even if it means breaking a few rules. *** 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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Cattle Baron’s Gala is enjoyed by many The long awaited baby girl has arrived! Analeigh Grace Watkins was born Oct. 12, weighing 6 pounds 14 ounces. Her proud parents are Tara and Brent Watkins. Analeigh was 19 inches long. Grandmother is Ann Watson. *** Nancy Winston, daughter of Callie and Randy Winston, is engaged to Kirk Henson, son of Paulette Walker and the late Perry Henson. They will marry May 3 in Lufkin. Nancy sold The Very Thing and moved to Austin where she is a chef at Lake Austin Spa Resort. Mary Wallace was his grandmother, and we all remember Mary. We ate at Schotzsky’s for their birthday celebration. Joan and Dennis Rankin were having a “date” lunch too. *** Ashley Verner and Lee Slaughter are engaged. She is the daughter of Karen Metteauer and Edgar and Joe Ann Burton. Lee is the son of Pat and John Lee Slaughter. He gave her an engagement ring at the beach last week end. No wedding date has been set. *** I got my flu shot and saw Peggy and Paul Draper in CVS. Have you had your flu shot? *** The Pineywoods Cattle Baron’s Gala for 2013 was almost a rain out. Finally the rain stopped and the weather was cool and it was enjoyed by all. Dr. Jeff and Dessa Glass were the hosts at their Jack Creek Ranch for “Leavin’ Cancer in the Dust” theme. I met Richard and Phyllis Glass, parents of Jeff, and we had an enjoyable evening. Becca and Jeff Chance were the chair persons and they had help from the community and volunteers. The one that I appreciated was Jay who drove the “mule” around the parked cars while Oscar Dillahunty and Ernest looked for the car. I was able to try the “Mr.

Wonderful” cupcake made by Grandough’s Justin Kezar. He told me the ingredients were: chocolate cupcake with chocolate icing with crushed pretzel sprinkles and a fried piece of bacon dipped in chocolate on top. I digress…. Paula Metzinger had one at the Lufkin Bistro and took a picture of it for her granddaughter and then the wind blew it off the table before she could eat it. I had to try one for Paula. Back to the Gala: We sat to eat with Diane and Jim Dunbar, Starla and Paul Bickerstaff, Joe and Darlene Loving, Cyndy and Pat Aldred and enjoyed the food by Eddie Deen along Route 66. Our goody bag was an insulated cooler from Brookshire Brothers. Inside was a smaller insulated cooler from Atkinson Candy/Academy of Dance; Southwest Securities - coffee mug; Joe McCleskey/Angelina Excavating - drink cup; Goodwin-Lasiter, Inc - tape measure; Whataburger - sun glasses; Haglund Law Office, First Bank & Trust East Texas, Faust Miller Light –koozies; Amy Ross, DDS - note pad; Paul Wright Motor Company - cap; Memorial Medical Center - pill box; Carroway Funeral Home - umbrella; Jerry L Johnson M.D. - water bottle; Urgent Doc – T shirts; Lufkin Coca Cola Company - beach towel; Kaywin Carter M.D.- ice cream scoop; Bancorp South - nail file; Lufkin Printing Co – utility pocket knife; and some hand sanitizer. We look forward to next year when Dana and Kevin Smithhart are the chairs. ***

Lulla Adams enjoys surprise party for 50 years as a nurse Frances Gesford Johnson of Irving and her daughters Patsy and Wanda came through after attending a reunion and stopped by to see us. I was so disappointed to find a note at the door especially when Beamon and I hardly go anywhere. Sorry we missed you girls and stop by again! *** Margie and Jack Green are happy great-grandparents again. Lori Berquist and Mike Harris of Houston are proud parents of Baby Eryk. Mike Merquist and the late Lori Green Berquist are the grandparents and the late Earl and Lois Jones and Ed and Pearl Green are great-great-grandparents. *** I wondered how many surprise parties really turn out a surprise to the one who is celebrating. We were delighted to be part of the group who helped Lulla Adams celebrate 50 years of nursing. She graduated as a Licensed Vocational Nurse in 1963 from Memorial Medical Center with Virginia Page, who was the teacher for all the nursing classes. Lulla’s husband Bob did a great job coordinating the gathering at El Chico and the only blemish on the evening was rain but everybody persevered. Karla Carroll flew in from Colorado and Brent Adams came from Tyler to be with their parents. Others who enjoyed the catching up on so many years were Dr. Royce Read where Lulla worked for years and after his retirement she was has worked at Dr. Terry Wells’


office. Dr. Wells, her mom Cheryl Wells, Frances Felts, Joyce Edwards, Valli Jones, Casey Kennidy, continue to work with Lulla and enjoyed the fun. Also having a great time were Alma Brazeale, Eunice Stephens, Doris Hankins, who was Lulla’s best friend in high school and they went to nursing school together. Doris remembered our mother Mary Alice Russell when they all worked at Memorial Hospital. Frances McKinney, who is Boby’s and Lulla’s back yard neighbor, came with them. Frances retired from Lufkin ISD and she remembered Beamon’s folks in Garrison so they enjoyed catching up. Lulla Baker Adams is one of those people God made especially to be a nurse, and she has helped more folks than we can count. *** Johnny Garrett celebrated his 60th birthday with a fish fry hosted by Jodi, Byron, Anne and Janie Morgan. Food and fellowship were in abundance for his mom Viola Garrett, Garrison; Bettie and Preston Westbrook, Tim Scogin, Robert and Joyce Adams, Leslie and Patrick Richards, Reva and Bruce Brumley, Brandi, Doug and Carly Lankford, all of Lufkin; Beamon Scogin and Heather Hiser and Brad Reid, of College Station. Patt Garrett, Johnny’s better half, planned the get-

together. *** The Rev. R.G. (Bud) Davis was laid to rest at the age of 73. He had been a barber and retired after 24 years of pasturing the First United Pentecostal Church in Lufkin. His wife of 54 years Maxine Davis survives him as do daughters and sons-in-law, Donna and Randy Seamans of Rockwall, Lori and Greg Coon of Lufkin, Melody and Patrick Smith of Huntington; sisters, Martha Modisette, Winnie Tomplait, Bettie Powell, Shirlene Kelsey, Gloria King; grandchildren; and other kin. I only saw Mr. Davis at Loper’s Pharmacy when he and Trent Loper were talking about their dogs as they were both great fox hunters. He had a personality that was befitting a barber and a preacher. I’m not sure those two actually hunted fox, but they could talk about the dogs for hours. *** Jay Hess was laid to rest at age 79 after a long illness. He was as funny as one could imagine, belonged to Highway Baptist Church, served in the U.S. Army, and worked with Beamon at Texas Foundry. Jay is survived by his wife of 50 years Sue Sheffield Hess; daughters, Cindy Durham, Lesa Burch, Sherri Hess; sons, Jay B. Jr., David Craven; and grandchildren and other kin. Our sympathy is sent to the families and friends. Sheila Scogin contributes this weekly column about Huntington-area residents.

Happy Birthday: Tyler Greening, Brad Leinart, Mahaley Campbell, Jeremy Moss, Dana Smithhart, Floyd Yancy, Sr., Floyd Hall, Preston Polk, Kelly Haney, Kenley and Case Shockley, Jennifer Robinson, JoAnn Waak, Helen Douglas, Allen Hines, Blake Deaton, Joe Rich, Lucille Anderson, Tom Selman, Gary Jo Looney. *** Happy Anniversary: Regina and Russell Julian, Linda and Hugh Anderson. *** Alyssa Dunbar, daughter of Diane and Jim Dunbar, is the only student from The University of Texas, where she is a junior, to study government/politics at The University of Sheffield this year. She will return home Jan. 4. The University of Sheffield is the No. 1 school of politics in England. This was her choice of universities after she completed an internship last spring semester in Austin for State Rep. Debbie Riddle. Her plan is to be a lobbyist for public policy – following law school. University of Sheffield also has the largest enrollment of international students with 5,000 this year. Alyssa is living in a 13-bedroom house which has two kitchens and three bathrooms. She is on the third floor and describes her room like that of Harry Potter’s! Most of the students in her house are from either USA or Canada, but a couple are from other countries. They try to house all the American students together as they allow them to finish their semester early – Dec. 20 vs. February. Their semesters start last week of September and end the first week in February. International students arrive a week early as they have many activities planned and this helps them to meet friends. Alyssa met three girls – from Finland, Sweden and Germany. They have developed a very special relationship and are learning from

each other. Fortunately for Alyssa, all girls speak English. The university schedules day trips for them, but the students have formed “travel” groups and travel together. Alyssa’s first weekend, she and two housemates vacationed in Paris. The second weekend she and one housemate went to Dunbar, Scotland. Of course, her daddy made sure she visited Dunbar Golf Club. Jim and her brother Tyler will have great Christmas presents when she returns. Recently, she took a day trip to Oxford England and Oxford University. She called so excited as she went to the “Great Hall” which is the same hall that they use for all the Harry Potter films – it is the dining hall. They use the same staircase on the university for the movies as well. Trips she has planned in the future include Edinburg, Dublin and Amsterdam. The kids try to plan a trip for each weekend taking turns on who picks the location. They do not have classes on Fridays and classes do not begin until late Monday afternoon, so this allows them extended travel time on the weekends. They fly to many places if it is off the island, but trains are the best method of transportation. They stayed in a hostel in Paris. The family communicate with Alyssa via an app called VIBER, where they can talk live and text her. It is a free app on the iPhone, but she does have to be connected to the Internet for her to use it for free – no USA data rates! Dianne highly recommends it to anyone who has someone out of the country. I will have more next week about what Diane and Alyssa did before she started school in the fall. *** Catch you around town. Contact Janice Ann Rowe at

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Thursday, October 17, 2013

Prop 6 important for Texas residents

With early voting beginning October 21, our office has been getting a lot of questions about the proposed constitutional amendments, especially Proposition 6. For those who are not familiar, Proposition 6 is the proposal that will be on the November 5th ballot that creates a constitutionally dedicated account to fund the State Water Plan. Before voters head to the polls, I’d like to answer some of the most frequently asked questions about this proposal. What will this program do for Texas? The funds made available through Proposition 6 would help communities develop and optimize water supplies at cost-effective interest rates. The upfront costs on water infrastructure can often make it difficult for communities to build what they need. Proposition 6 provides an opportunity for communities to overcome this hurdle by allowing access to low-cost, flexible financing options for water projects. This financial assistance will enable local communities to begin needed water projects. How would the program ensure adequate water supplies? The funds would be used to provide low-cost financing for projects in the state water plan - a plan created by local and regional entities, with the assistance of the state, to meet future water demands in Texas. Every five years, 16 regional water planning groups assess the projected population and water demands and supplies in their areas over the next 50 years. Each region then compiles a regional water plan, and those plans are rolled up into the state water plan. The state water plan also includes important information on statewide trends and policy issues, and it lists the water supply strategies identified to meet the regional water shortages over the next 50 years. How does Proposition 6 help rural Texas? Rural and agricultural stakeholders serve as integral part of the water planning process. This process identifies water supply projects in rural areas that go into the state water plan. Additionally, Propo-

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sition 6 states that at least 20 percent of the funds are to be used for conservation purposes and 10 percent must go directly to rural communities.


Where will the money come from? If voters approve Proposition 6, the Legislature has authorized a one-time, $2 billion investment from the Economic Stabilization Fund (ESF) to implement this revolving loan fund. This seed capital plus interest will be paid back to the ESF at the end of the 50-year period. Will this program affect groundwater or surface water rights? No. Proposition 6 will not affect groundwater rights or other private property rights in any way. There are no provisions within Proposition 6 that would require landowners to meter their wells. Surface water (water from lakes, rivers and streams) is governed by an entirely separate set of statutes that will not be affected by this program. What will happen if Proposition 6 does not pass? Many communities may not be able to get adequate financing for water infrastructure projects, and our state could face critical water shortages. As the ongoing, severe drought demonstrates, some Texas communities currently do not have enough water to meet demands during times of drought. By 2060, the Texas population is expected to nearly double and existing water supplies are projected to decrease by 10 percent, creating a need for an additional 8.3 million acrefeet per year—or about 2.7 trillion gallons. If the state fails to help communities develop enough water supplies to protect against future drought conditions, Texas will undoubtedly suffer significant economic losses. Estimated economic losses in the year 2060 could exceed $116 billion, including over 1.1 million lost jobs. As always, my staff and I are available during the week at 936-634-2762 or 512-463-0508.

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Now is the when our players need support

On Sunday a young man got injured in a football game and a bunch of jerks cheered. This just sucks. Our Houston Texans are having a tough year. Our Diboll Lumberjacks are having a tough year, also. We are young, very young, and these kids and their coaches need our support instead of crap. Our coaches and our kids go out every week and try their best. No one likes losing and our coaches are not teaching these young men to lose. Right now is when our kids and our coaches need our support. If you are going to cheer them when they are winning then you need to come out and support them while they are having a tough time.

If you have to get down on our coaches then at least wait until next year. Next year if they don’t do good then you might want to get down on them. Just don’t do it around me – you might get a cussing! My name is Tom Farley and I have seen this crap too many times. You football experts might want to walk a little in real coaches’ shoes. Our kids are a low point at this time, but they keep going out and giving their all. Now is when these young men and their coaches need our help. Come out and cheer them on through this tough time and maybe we will have more to cheer about next year. I love all these kids and respect all of our coaches – even you Joe-Joe. Tom Farley Diboll

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which offers almost any subject needed and which allows students to work at their own pace. Tutors are also available when necessary. “We have them for various lengths of time according to their individual needs,” Charlotte Morris said. “If they can’t participate in regular classes for any reason such as pregnancy, a felony conviction, or behavior problems, and if they don’t qualify to enroll at Stubblefield Learning Center, they can still earn their diploma here.” Community services is the final division of the Education Center. Under this banner they have a summer enrichment program and community service classes. “Boredom Busters,” fun and educational activities for kids, were offered in June. Last year the Center teamed up with the high

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school culinary arts department to provide cooking lessons. And in January, School Police Officer Jason Burrous will teach a self-defense class. “All of our services are available to everyone, and we can always use volunteers,” concluded Morris. The Center is located on the old Temple Elementary campus at 299 South Neil Pickett Drive. Their phone number is 829-3744. The annual Literacy Luncheon will be held at noon on Nov. 20. This fundraiser usually costs about $25 per person, and this year’s event will include a silent auction featuring desserts. The site will be the cafeteria facility on the campus. Anyone interested in attending or sponsoring a table can contact the Family Education Center.

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Trade in zombie costume and be a little Christ Zombies! October is the month that lots think about such things as Zombies, but who would expect Pastor Jeremy to preach on Christian zombies in our church on Sunday? Uh-huh, he did! He taught on Christian Zombie-ism and how to avoid an apocalypse of such. What is the definition of a Christian Zombie? A Christian who misrepresents the love of Christ by indulging non-Christian attitudes and actions that hurt others. In other words, we say that we are Christians, but we sure don’t look like Jesus in our everyday lives. As Jeremy stated, there are many symptoms that are easy to recognize. The first symptom is a severe case of plank eye. That is you are so busy noticing everyone else’s small faults and not noticing your own huge flaws. He also remarked that another symptom was uncontrolled criticism. You are critical of everyone and every thing. Did you know that criti-

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Jan Allbritton cism is contagious? If you practice it, your children will do so also. Rudeness is another obvious symptom. Rude seems to be the new popular thing to be, and everyone is exposed to it. How did you act the last time someone got your food order wrong? Did you treat them like they were a dummy? Do you thank the waitress and treat them with respect, or do you act like you are entitled to royal treatment? In addition to being rude, others don’t have lock-jaw but an unlocked jaw of gossip. Do you spread rumors about others or take delight in the latest story of old so-and-so? Does your facial expression or your body language exhibit disrespect to someone

else? Do you make fun of someone who doesn’t agree with you? When we exhibit these symptoms, we are not showing the love of Christ. In fact, most folks don’t want anything to do with Christ because of the way some of His so-called followers act! I have heard countless stories of how so-called Christians were ugly to someone, and that someone years later wouldn’t go to another church because of that trauma. So how do we prevent Christian zombie-ism from happening to us? We first yank the plank out of our eye. As is written in Matthew 7:5, “Hypocrite! First get rid of the log in your own eye; then you will see well enough to deal with the speck in your friend’s eye.” Next, we replace criticism with a healthy dose of compassion. See others through the eyes of Jesus. Make a point to say something nice to others around you, even if you don’t have to do so. Keep your negative comments

to yourself. Then, make respect a daily part of your life. It is written in 1 Peter 2:17,” Respect everyone, and love your Christian brothers and sisters. Fear God, and respect the king.” Even if you are right and you act rude, then you are wrong. You are to speak honestly, not with hostility. When you disagree with someone, you are to be respectful, not ruthless. Husbands and wives could take a course in how to teach their spousewith respect and dignity, not tacky and mean. You and I are to take a daily dose of the vitamin Humility. It is written in 1 Peter 5:5-6, “...God opposes the proud but favors the humble. So humble yourselves under the mighty power of God...” One of the best ways to allow humility to surface is through servanthood. Jesus came to earth to serve, not to be served. He is the perfect example of what we are to be. He wants us to have a servant’s heart.

Humble people do not think that they are too good to do something. They are willing to serve wherever they are needed. The Word of God is to be our moral compass, and Jesus Christ is to be our example to follow. We are to be the salt and the light to the rest of the world. In order to do that, we need to live a spirit-filled life, and not be a zombie to the rest of the world. So for this week, let’s make a point of getting rid of zombie attitudes in our lives, and be what we are called to be - “little Christs.” Christian means little Christ. Now, that is what it is all about- being a little Christ to show others the way to Christ. Live your life in such a way that those who know you, but don’t know God will come to know God because they know you.


ing, and other delicious things. She would have pies, cakes, and decadent deserts. Of course we had to eat just a small bite of each one! We would go to my dad’s family for supper. I would help my Mimi too by setting things out for her, stirring, handing her things, bathing and brushing her dog, etc. Mostly I remember singing Frank Sinatra and Julio Iglesias with her while she got her house ready for the family to gather. I guess the main reason I love fall so much is the memories of family and traditions! With the all the anticipation and

planning of your holidays, please consider giving to those less fortunate. Christmas Blessings preparations are here! There are many children in our Diboll community who may not have a Christmas gift beneath their tree. You can help provide a Christmas blessing to them by adopting a child or family in need. Your family or several families together can choose to provide Christmas for a family who needs some extra help. This year, so far, we have

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

Christmas anticipation tops reasons to love fall

“Let us not become weary in doing good.” - Galatians 6:9.

Fall – It is one of my favorite times of the year. I love to see the foliage change. I also enjoy the change in temperature (although I am still waiting for this one), wearing “figure forgiving” sweaters, blankets to snuggle in while drinking hot cocoa, etc. I also love the smells and tastes of fall. Pumpkin pies, squash, casseroles, soups, all the comfort foods I grew up with. The stores are full of fall décor and the twinkling begin-


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

nings of the Christmas Season. The time changes, and it gets dark ear-

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

When I was a kid, I always enjoyed fall. Not only because of the reasons above, but because it was the beginning of the holiday season. Preparing for holidays and the anticipation of Christmas filled the air and my youthful thoughts! To this day, Thanksgiving is my absolute favorite holiday. I loved getting all the foods ready for my family. I remember going to my grandmother’s house to help her before lunch. She would have homemade dumplings, beans and cornbread, turkey, dress-

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

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

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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

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

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Thursday, October 17, 2013

30 Years Ago: Spivey and Wyatt begin broadcasting One Year Ago

Former Diboll High School multi-talented athletes Larry Spivey, Steven Capps and Dwayne Stanford are inducted into the Diboll High School Wall of Honor. The Rev. Elzine Strong who pastored the Diboll United Pentecostal Church from August 1954 and retired from that church in 2009 returns as a guest speaker. The undefeated Center High School Roughriders stomp the Diboll Lumberjacks, 38-0. Quin Sawyer is the Jacks’ top rusher with 29 yards on six carries. Diboll now stands with a 1-6 record. The Carthage Bulldogs crushed any hopes of a homecoming upset for the Red Devils with a 56-0 drubbing. The Diboll High School cross country team wins the Anderson-Shiro meet with Hector Lopez finishing in first place.

Five Years Ago

The Huddle House Restaurant, an Atlanta-based chain identifies Diboll as an “ideal market”. Construction work continues on the John Hannah Room at the T.L.L. Temple Memorial Library in Diboll. Ivy Cemetery near Huntington is recognized as a Historic Cemetery and receives a historic narrative

30 Years of Diboll Free Press Clippings plaque. Diboll ISD Employee of the Week honor goes to Diboll ISD Administrative Assistant Sarah Rios. Diboll High School cross country squad competes in the Billy McGaughey Cross Country Invitational and Juan Robles steals the show in an amazing 16:56 time in the 5,000 meter run, setting a new personal best time.

Ten Years Ago

Diboll High School 2003 Homecoming Court includes Jade Temple, Junior Duchess; Alyssa Tamez, Freshman Duchess; Catina Lewis, Senior Princess; Kacie Capps, Sophomore Duchess; Ashlei Burchfield, Cassandra Krell and Megan Baldree and Heather Warren, Senior Princesses. Newly elected officers of the 2003-04 Mary Hall Mantooth Chapter DRT includes Doris Harkness, president; Janice Ann Rowe, 1st vice-president; Lexie Hall, 2nd vice-president; Anita Crona, recording secretary; Charlene Ham, chaplain; Elaine Barton, historian; Karen Kurth Hall, registrar; and Elizabeth Jenkins, treasurer. Diboll High School

approximately 250 children signed up for Christmas Blessings. If you, or a group of you, are interested in shopping for gifts for these children, please contact Delana Hendrick, Bessie Furgurson or our church office at 936-829-4470. If you do not feel that adopting a family is right for you, but still want to help, cash donations are greatly appreciated. These can be mailed or dropped off at Diboll FUMC at 401 South Hines St. (Mailing address – PO Box 412) Diboll TX, 75941. Please indicate “Christmas Blessings” on the memo of your check. Monetary donations and gifts are due by December 1st. The Bible tells us to be thankful for our blessings from the Lord. Our finances are truly blessings from God. We should share our blessings with others in need. Never become weary of doing good! When we share our blessings we truly feel fulfilled inside. Won’t you share yours today?

Alma Mater song turns fifty. The song was penned by outstanding student/majorette Elsie Martin. Lumberjacks whack Livingston Lions, 57-36 as Jacks’ quarterback Rios fires 3 more touchdowns in big win. The win moves Diboll to a 4-1 record. Rios has completed 10 touchdowns in five games f0r 1,026 yards. Cathy Pavlic, executive director for the Angelina Alliance for Children speaks to Diboll Rotary Club.

Twenty Years Ago

U.S. Congressman Charles Wilson announces that $2.5 million is approved by the House Appropriation Committee to assist private land owners to plant pine trees in East Texas. Diboll High School Junior Varsity Cheerleaders for 2003-04 includes Jodi Jones, Marisa Fernandez, Shelly Ledford, Darla Nash, Amanda Garrett, Angela Rios, Amy Kennedy and Jocelyn Hubbard. Newly elected officers for the Diboll 4-H Club are Jason Bearden, president; Marci Smith, secretary/treasurer; Jonathan Smith, vicepresident; Jolyn Bearden,


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reporter; Chuck Ray, council delegate; and Ricky Archer, council delegate. Members of the Major Robert Peyton Chapter DAC include Marge Shepherd, Lottie Collins, Clara Rikard, Elouise Morris, Sara Kurth, Dorothy Peterson, Karen Kurth Hall, Florence Guilak and Cindy Morris. Amanda Sample, 10, daughter of Kathy & Joe Sample, attends the Texas Lions Camp in Kerrville.

well. We love, support, and grow in Christ together. Community - The congregation supports our church community, but also the community of Diboll. Our goal is to be the “hands and feet of Jesus Christ” in Diboll. We partner with community organizations and other local congregations to make Diboll a wonderful place to be. Faith - Our church is so lucky to have a support system of faith. Our members have a strong connection to the Lord and offer faith based prayer and support.

Worship, Family, Community, Faith

We have a class for every age and every way! From the very young to the young at heart, we have something for you. We offer couples classes, women’s, men’s, and children’s Sunday school along with Youth each week. Sunday school begins at 10:00am each Sunday morning. Join us for coffee fellowship at 9:30am in the fellowship hall.

We are here to worship at Diboll FUMC! Worship is at the heart of our services providing a personal, spiritual connection through song; Bible based services, and connection to like believers. Family - We are part of the family of God, but we are also a close knit church family as

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*** Coming Up! Trunk or Treat will be held on October 31, from 5-7p.m. at the parking lot of First United Methodist Church in Diboll. Come by and vote for the best decorated trunk while you grab some goodies! *** Why join us? Are you looking for a sense of belonging? Are you craving a connection to faith but cannot find where you truly belong? Come give us a try. First United Methodist Church, Diboll, has much to offer!

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Two former Diboll High School quarterbacks, Gregg Spivey (seated) and Jay Wyatt will handle the Lumberjack play-by-play broadcasts on KIPR-FM 95 radio on Friday nights. Spivey holds the Lumberjack passing record for a season and Wyatt is a former all-stater who later attended the University of Houston and was the Cougar punter when Houston went to two straight Cotton Bowls.

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Thirty Years Ago This Week

ing on Monday, October 28, 2013 at 4:00pm at Diboll City Hall. The agenda items to be discussed are as follows; Approve the minutes for October 2, 2012 meeting, consider appointing a chairman of the board, approve a request from DIBTEX, LLC recommending a rezoning of property (2.45 acres) from I-Industrial district to SF-2 (single family swelling district) located at the corner of Martin Luther King and Pine Street and consider approving a request from DIBTEX, LLC to recommend the plating of property (10 residential lots)

at the corner of Martin Luther King and Pine Street.



Notice of Public Meeting to Discuss Diboll ISD’s State Financial Accountability Rating

Diboll Independent School District will hold a public meeting at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, October 28, 2013, in the Board Room of the District Administration Office, 215 N. Temple Drive, Diboll, Texas. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss Diboll ISD’s FIRST rating on the State’s FinancialAccountability System.

Thirty Years Ago

Mr. & Mrs. Oran Burchfield of Diboll celebrate 50 years of marriage with reception hosted by family and friends. Circle W Meat Market & Washateria is a new business being constructed on Highway 59 north of A-Plus Auto Parts. The owner is David Weeks. Georgia-Pacific announces plans to close its plywood plant near Logansport, Louisiana on De-

cember 31, laying off 331 employees. Diboll’s Jimmy Teal has outstanding game for Texas A&M Aggies against the Baylor Bears, catching 5 passes for 135 yards in the 13-13 tie. Former Lufkin resident Bob Bowman is installed as president of the East Texas Historical Association. Bowman is the corporate communications manager for Delta Drilling Company located in Tyler, Texas.


Pictured in drindls (the traditional German dress), from left, are members of Angel of Joy Lutheran Church Inge Geye, Ashley Mitchell, Emily Rose, and Michaelyn Greene. Also pictured is Diana Russell. The church is presenting its second annual Oktoberfest from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, at the church, 4003 Daniel McCall Drive, across from Angelina College. There will be authentic German food, a car show, door prizes, vendors, face-painting, bouncy house, and the authentic Bavarian tunes of Das Ist Lustig, featuring Rathkamp German Dancers and also Susan’s Studio of Dance Cloggers.

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Thursday, October 17, 2013


Lumberjacks fall in first district game RICHARD NELSON

The Diboll Lumberjacks put together some lengthy drives and made some big defensive stops, but the efforts didn’t translate into a win as they fell 34-7 to the Center Roughriders on Friday in Center. The Diboll defense kept their opponent out of the end zone through the first 13 minutes of the contest. Center did put together an extended first drive, but James Moreland and Deverick Thompson put a stop to it with back-to-back tacklesfor-loss. Diboll followed with a drive of its own, with a heavy dose of running back Desmond Shelby and one run by quarterback Kevin Hurley Jr. that produced two first downs. However, the drive ended with a fumble. Center took over and got two first downs before Moreland forced a fumble and Jose Colleo recovered. The Lumberjacks got to the Center 33 before turning the ball over on downs. Center mounted its first scoring drive from there, finally putting it across on a 16yard pass with 10:54 left in the second quarter. The Roughriders scored twice more in the next 7:30 to take a 21-0 lead. Diboll put together another drive that ended with the halftime buzzer. 10-play drive took Diboll from its own 43 yard line to the 17. Shelby got the drive goin with runs of 12, 7, 5 and 2 yards. Then, with time becoming critical, Hurley took over, connecting with Christian Palacio for 7 yards and then running for 3 yards for a first down. After an incomplete pass into the end zone, Hurley scrambled and hit Shelby with a shuffle pass as time ran out. The Roughriders were on the move again to start the second half, using screen passes for two first downs. However, Patrick Johnson was in on a fumble that halted the drive. Center did manage to score on a 12-yard pass with 5:51 left


The SPJST is having its regular third Friday night dance, Oct. 18 from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the SPJST Lodge, 197 Hughes Road in Lufkin. Music will be provided by Nathan Ham and the Back Porch Band. This will be a Halloween Dance, and you can come in costume or regular clothes, but a $25 gift card to Outback will be given for the best costume. Please bring your favorite finger food for the food table.

Southern Plainsmen

Wakefield Baptist Church will have the Southern Plainsmen at its Singing at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19. The church is located at 3253 FM 357 between Corrigan and Diboll. Call 936-398-2003 for more information.

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 936-209-6989.

Parent conference

The 6th annual Parent Conference, “Conscious Discipline for Parents … Creating Safe, Connected, Problem-Solving 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

to play in the third quarter, taking a 27-0 lead. The Lumberjacks then put together one of their best drives of the season – 13 plays, 73 yards, 5 first downs. Shelby rushed seven times for 34 yards to keep things going. Hurley completed passes to Ceilance Bailey for 13 yards and to Ja’Marcus Polk for 21 yards. And, it was Hurley scoring on a 3-yard keeper. Things got exciting for Diboll fans on the ensuing kickoff when Center fumbled and Felix Guillen recovered at the Center 30. Shelby managed 9 yards but just couldn’t get the first down on fourth-and-1. However, the Diboll defense held again as Samuel Scott intercepted a pass to set the Lumberjacks back up at the 48. But, the drive stalled without a first down. The Roughriders scored their final TD with 6:02 remaining. Diboll had two more drives that included runs by Shelby of 6 and 13 yards (first down), Hurley-to-Bailey pass of 8 yards, a Hurley-to-Scott pass for 5 yards (first down), and another first-down completion to Raive Sheppard. The final offensive play for Diboll was a 4-yard screen pass to Bailey. Hurley finished the night with 99 yards on 9-of-31 passing. Shelby continued to show promise for the ‘Jacks future as he was the work horse for Diboll, carryng the ball 35 times for 154 yards.

Jasper (3-2, 0-0) at Diboll (0-7, 0-1) Last week: Jasper 21, College Station 16. Center 34, Diboll 7. Next week: Jasper vs. Carthage. Diboll, bye.

This week, Diboll will face another stiff test in trying to prevent an 0-8 start as it hosts a Jasper team that is riding some momentum after closing nondistrict play with back-to-back wins. While everyone else in the district was starting district play last week, Jasper got in one final tune-up escaping with a 21-

Trunk or Treat

Trunk or Treat will be held on October 31, from 5-7p.m. at the parking lot of First United Methodist Church in Diboll. Come by and vote for the best decorated trunk while you grab some goodies!

Veterans Day Program

H.G. Temple Intermediate School staff and students invite all veterans to their Veterans Day Program at 9:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 11, at the school’s gym. For questions or to rsvp, call 936-829-6900.

Culinary Arts showcases

Culinary Arts cooking classes is hosting their set of showcases in the fall of 2013. The first was Monday, Oct.14; the others are Nov. 4, and Dec. 2. The Diboll High School Culinary Arts class works with the Diboll Family Literacy Center to share their talents and teach others how to make fun, family-friendly treats, tablescapes, decorations, etc. The classes are held from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Diboll ISD Culinary Arts Lab, Room C6 at the high school. The cost is $25 per person, 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 Go to “Departments,” “Adult Education/Family Literacy/Community Service Classes.” You may mail the form in with payment or you may call

Photos by Anthony Delco

Above, Diboll’s James Moreland tackles a Center player and forces a fumble recovered by Jose Colleo during the Lumberjacks’ 34-7 loss to the Roughriders on Friday, Oct. 11. Below, Jose Colleo nearly gets to the Center quarterback.

16 win over College Station. In that game, Jasper roared out to a 21-0 halftime lead but had to survive a scare in holding on for the five-point victory. Jasper got on the board early when it capitalized on a College Station turnover as Steven Walker hit JaMarcus Reed for a 40-yard touchdown strike, making it 7-0.

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, TX 75941. E-mail reservations to Carlye Morris at camorris@dibollisd. com or Jennifer Garcia at For information on specific class content please contact Jennifer Garcia at

4-H drawing

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.

Terrance Cuney made it 14-0 in Jasper’s favor when he scored on a four-yard run later in the half. After yet another College Station turnover, Cuney scored his second touchdown of the game to make it 21-0 just before the half. But after pitching a shutout for three quarters, Jasper almost let that entire 21-point

slip away. Over the final nine minutes. College Station trimmed the deficit to 21-9 on a touchdown pass and safety then made it a five-point game on another touchdown pass. But Jasper held on from there to finish non-district play at 3-2. Cuney finished the night with 88 yards on 16 carries.

Center (1-6, 1-0) at

Carthage (6-1, 1-0) Last week: Center 34, Diboll 7. Carthage 55, H’ton 6. Next week: Carthage vs. Jasper. Center at Huntington.

The Roughriders shrugged off a winless non-district slate by rolling to a 34-7 win over See ROUNDUP, P. 8

Lil Dazzlers of the Week

Name: Alaina Lovelady Grade: Pre-K 3 Daughter of: Kaleena Mayo and Christopher Lovelady Favorite Color: pink Favorite Dance Tune: This Girl is on Fire When I’m not dancing, I like to: sing, dress up, and play teacher!

Name: Gracie Havard Grade: 3rd Daughter of: Keri Havard Favorite Color: green Favorite Dance Tune: 9 to 5 When I’m not dancing, I like to: hang out with my sissy (Hannah), watch TV, play on my momma’s phone, play outside, and spend time with family!

Name: Karoline Flores Grade: 6th Daughter of: Kimberly Loving Flores Favorite Color: pink Favorite Dance Tune: Baby, I by Ariana Grande When I’m not dancing, I like to: sing and draw!

8 * Thursday, October 17, 2013

Sports Briefs District football Carthage Center Jasper Huntington Diboll

6-1 1-6 3-2 1-5 0-7

1-0 1-0 0-0 0-1 0-1

Last week

Center 34 Diboll 7 Carthage 55 H’ton 6 Jasper 21, Coll. Sta. 16

This week

Center at Carthage Jasper at Diboll Huntington, bye

District volleyball Carthage Huntington Center Diboll Jasper

5-0 4-2 2-3 2-4 0-5

Diboll plays Jasper at 5 p.m. Friday. Diboll plays Center at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Sign up now for 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 936-414-9092, Eric Hernandez at 936414-1141, Eryn Garcia at 936-465-6677 or Damitra Burrell at 936-671-9352.


the Lumberjacks in the district opener. An offense that had shown improvement throughout the season hit its stride in rolling to an easy win in impressive fashion. Caiden Rainbolt was the story of the night for Center as he threw for 281 yards and four touchdowns against the Diboll secondary. Freshman Octavious Evans had a big night for the Roughriders with 106 yards and a touchdown on 12 receptions. The Roughriders didn’t scratch the scoreboard in the first quarter but made up for it by outscoring Diboll 21-0 in the second frame. Center got on the board when Rainbolt hit Jacorey Bolton for a 19-yard score that made it 7-0. That lead grew to 14-0 when Dejalen Preston caught a 26-yard touchdown pass from Rainbolt. Center put one more score on the board before half on an Evans’ 11-yard touchdown


Lady Jacks in hunt for playoffs RICHARD NELSON

The Diboll Lady Jacks do like to keep things interesting. They notched their second district win Friday at Center, but took five games to do it. They then had the chance to pull into second place in district on Tuesday, but fell at home to Huntington in four games. Diboll lost Game 1 to Center 22-25, but then came back to take Games 2 and 3, 25-21, 25-14. Center went on a nine-point run in Game 4 and took a 25-18 win to force Game 5. The Lady Jacks jumped out to a 7-1 lead and never looked back, taking the pivotal game 15-7. Kameri Mott served three of her seven aces on the run; Lexxus Hamilton notched a kill and Kyla Cunningham had a block for a point. In addition to her aces, Mott recorded three kills

and eight digs. Hamilton had eight aces, 12 kills, 11 digs and a block. Shayla Hubbard had five aces, a kill, 15 assists and four digs, while Mia Williams had an ace, 11 kills, 15 digs and two blocks. “It seems like all year we seem to play to our opponents potential,” said Diboll Coach Ron Holton. “If we play like we are supposed to and take care of business then these matches should be over in three (games). We are where we need to be right now, we just need to play every game like we know how.” Unfortunately that didn’t happen against Huntington a few days later. The Devilettes defeated Diboll 25-17, 25-13, 19-25, 25-8. Hamilton led the Ladyjacks in kills with 15, but Devilette Erica Wright negated those numbers with a 15-kill performance of her own. For the Ladyjacks, Wil-

Diboll’s Shayla Hubbard, left, and Kyla Cunningham go up for a double block against Center on Friday afternoon in Center. The Lady Jacks won the match, but fell to Huntington at home on Tuesday.

Photo by Richard Nelson

liams finished with seven kills, and Hubbard tallied 13 assists. Cunningham added three blocks for

Diboll. After losing the first two games, the Ladyjacks rallied to take the third game be-

hind Hamilton’s seven kills and two service aces. However, Diboll couldn’t keep up the solid

Lopez, Jacks ready for district xc meet

Hector Lopez pass from Rainbolt. The Roughriders continued to add on to that lead in the third quarter when Burns caught Rainbolt’s fourth touchdown pass a 13-yarder, that made it 27-0. After Diboll finally got on the board in the fourth quarter, Jemarcus Jones scored on a one-yard run to make the final 34-7. Center will take a big step up in competition this week as it takes on a Top 10 Carthage team. As expected the Bulldogs were never threatened in the district opener rolling to a 55-6 win over an overmatched Huntington Red Devil team. Blake Bogenschutz had another banner night for Carthage by throwing for 267 yards and five touchdowns. The Bulldogs got their first 14 points of the game on the Bogenschutz-to-Tee Goree connection. The first

The Diboll distance runners got a final tune-up before the District 18-3A meet at the Coca Cola Classic Cross Country meet held Saturday, Oct. 12, at Abe Martin Stadium. It turned out to be a preview of what fans might get to see Wednesday, Oct. 23, at Central High School when Sam Farrell of Hudson and Hector Lopez of Diboll will vie to see who will be district champion. Farrell got the upper hand Saturday, taking the Class 1A-3A Division title. He covered the 3.1-meter course in 16 minutes, 6 seconds – just 2 ticks ahead of Lopez. Huntington won the team championship with 35 points, and district rival Central took second with 56 points. Diboll finished score came from 15 yards out and the second was from 22 yards. Tevin Pipkin broke free for a 70-yard run upping the margin to 21-0. Bogenschutz then hit O’keeron Rutherford for 16-yard touchdown to make it 28-0. Just before the half, Keldrean Armstrong caught a five-yard scoring strike from Bogenschutz for a 35-0 advantage. Bogenschutz got his final touchdown pass of the night, a five-yarder to Keldrean Armstrong that made it 42-0 before Carthage unloaded its bench. But the backups were still able to put up some points as Bryian Bolton scored from five yards out to make it 48-0. After Huntington finally got on the board late in the game Juston Clouth Returned the following kickoff 71 yards to make the final 55-6.

fourth with 121 points. Varsity boys 1A-3A individual results (district competitors) – 1st, Sam Farrell, Hudson, 16:06; 2nd, Hector Lopez, Diboll, 16:08; 3rd, Gerardo Rodriguez, Hudson, 16:58; 7th, Mason Snelson, Central, 17:23; 8th, Andrew Hernandez, Diboll, 17:25; 9th, Jose Calamaco, Hudson, 17:27; 10th, Jonathan Carillo, Central, 17:32; 11th, Kris Nobles, Central, 17:44; River Thompson, Hudson, 17:46; 13th, Brandon Clemens, Hudson, 17:48; 16th, Wesley Metts, Central, 18:04; 17th, Aaron Cox, Central, 18:09; 18th, Caleb Stewart, Diboll, 18:12; 24th, Jonathan Day, Hudson, 18:29; 28th, Carter Vaughn, Central, 18:37; 35th, Ste-

Huntington (1-5 0-1) Last week: Carthage 55 Huntington 6. Next week: vs. Center

The Red Devils have shown vast improvement throughout the season but ran up against a buzzsaw in the district opener dropping a 55-6 decision to Carthage.

phen Badeaux, Diboll, 19:02; 39th, Jarod Sprinkle, Central, 19:09; 43rd, Trace Loya, Central, 19:14; 44th, Jose Alvarez, Central, 19:15; 48th, Dustin Ramsey, Hudson, 19:24; 72nd, Justin Davis, Huntington, 20:28; 64th, Ariel Encarnacion, Diboll, 20:48; 87th, Austin Mewborn, Diboll, 20:54; 91st, Jair Ruiz, Diboll, 21:02; 92nd, Aaron Cantu, Diboll, 21:03; 98th, Jesse Thompson, Huntington, 21:21; 101st, Truett Page, Huntington, 21:29; 102nd, Omar Solis, Diboll, 21:32; 108th, Joseph Houston, Huntington, 22:08; 111th, Zach Brown, Huntington, 22:27; 128th, Casin Boyd, Huntington, 24:11; and 129th, Matthew Hollis, 24:12.

In that game, Jeremiah Robertson led the Red Devils with 79 rushing yards. After falling in a 48-0 hole in the fourth quarter Taylor Evans finally got the Red Devils on the board with a seven-yard touchdown. That momentum was short lived as Carthage returned the following kick

for a TD. Following that loss the Red Devils will have a week off to prepare for the final three games of the season. That stretch starts with a home game against Center next week. - Cody Havard contributed the Roundup information

Let your spirit fly! Lumberjack flags just $10! (Flags are 5-foot x 3-foot)

Show your Diboll athletes and their opponents that you support the Lumberjacks by flying your flag on game days all year long! Purchase a flag at: Brookshire Brothers (Diboll) Diboll Free Press Pouland’s The Everything Store

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