SHEILA’S POTPOURRI Sheila Scogin Longtime friends Billy and Shirley Bailey of Colmesneil, stopped by to visit us.  I’m not sure how long it has been since they were here.  They both have health problems and don’t travel much anymore.  It is amazing how many miles Beamon and Billy have driven all over the United States ...

Glen and Kathy Grigsby Goehring attended their son, Cody Goehring’s, Harvard Law School Graduation on May, 30 in Cambridge, Mass. Also traveling with Kathy and Glen wer their daughter Kirby and Cody’s grandmother, Jo Ann Handley. They were in Boston for five days to attend the graduation and see the beautiful city. The graduation ceremony ...

After 42 years, James Simms has retired from First Bank & Trust East Texas. It was coincidental with the bank’s 60th anniversary. James and his wife Katty (or Kathy to some of us) planned their retirements within days of each other. Kathy retired from working at DEMCO for 36 years. The day of James’ retirement ...

The Diboll Business Association’s May Pack the House event was held at Pouland’s The Everything Store. Many people stopped by the store to look around, visit and sample some of the gourmet items the store now sells (Sarah Morris in the top photo). Andrea Swor cooked a large pot of Colorado pinto beans and some ...

Orlando Concha earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry from The University of Texas at Austin on May 18. He is congratulated by his family, Octaviano, Mirna, Eric and Adam. Click link below to view picture!   sch – concha ...

Sheila Scogin Our local dentist, Dr. Gary Driver, decided to retire and Beamon and I met his successor, Dr. Benjamin (Biff) Beard.  Dr. Beard and his wife, Ginger, are certainly friendly and he was born in Paris.  He attended the University Of Oklahoma College Of Dentistry but he truly has the East Texas friendliness that ...

I have inherited Texas A&M Aggielands for the years 1960, 1961, 1962 and 1963.  If you would like any or all of these, please let me know. * * * On June 10, Laura and Bobby Allison celebrated their 58th anniversary.  They celebrated with Sadie and Jimmy Allison who were in their wedding. * * ...

This is a recipe my mother used way back when I was a little girl.  It is a family favorite since we all love dark chocolate.  Remember to double the recipe for a 2 layer cake, BUT don’t double the cornstarch. Good on chocolate cake, yellow cake or on ANY cake, for that matter! Richmond ...

This library lost someone special to its history a couple of weeks ago with the death of Joy Smith. In its 50-year history, there have only been five librarians to head and direct this facility.  Joy Smith was one of them. At the sudden death of the library’s first librarian, Gertie Mae Lawrence, in 1969, ...

There were about 97 kids and adults on hand to kick off the Texas Summer Reading Club on Friday, June 7. The kids enjoyed games such as a water-balloon toss; an egg race; a balloon popping race; an egg toss; musical chairs; a giant volley ball game; and a parachute game. Ice cream was served ...