Lulla and Bob Adams had to wait longer than usual for their grandchildren – Cade, Cole and Ella Carroll – to come to Texas for spring break. The Colorado family were in Houston and Lufkin, and Cade did not stay very long here until he flew back to Denver to spend the week playing ball. ...

Ernest and I were having lunch at Candi’s Cakes & Deli for her Friday lunch special of chicken & dumplings. It was crowded and we sat with Martha and Ray Carswell.  The Carpenter’s Way Women’s Ministry Friday Lunch Friends were there for their monthly fellowship and food.  Lisa Crow said that she had eaten four ...

This is one of the easiest and best pies I have ever made.  You only need one bowl and perfect for a beginner.  By the name you would think “Fudge Pie” would seem pretty heavy but actually everyone said it was surprisingly light.  This recipe is adapted from one found in a cookbook put out ...

Herman Strauss stopped by early Monday afternoon after leaving the Salvation Army’s Adult Day Care Center where he and his wife, Wanda, and others have gone every Monday for more than 10 years to provide musical entertainment to the folks there. Joining them that day was Gene Squyres, Bonnie Jumper, Lena Challender, Ann Boles, E. ...

Sheila Scogin Haven’t we East Texans heard that if it thunders in February the it will front in April? Our house and Steve Massey’s in front of us had frost two mornings this week. It was definitely cool enough in the mornings, especially if you were out early, that long sleeves were needed. Usually by ...

JANICE ANNE ROWE Al Meyer called to give me an update on his condition of aplastic anemia, which is a disorder of the bone marrow.  Aplastic anemia occurs when your body stops making new blood cells.  He had all of the symptoms that this condition leaves you and has been fighting this condition for twenty ...

Judicious & Delicious With Judge Esther Barger It won’t be long until the squash starts coming on and people will have more than they can eat.  Here is a good old southern squash recipe. Squash Casserole 2 lbs. squash, cooked 3 TBSP chopped onions 1 cup cheese, grated 1 cup saltine crackers, crumbled 2 eggs ...

SANDRA POULAND What a pleasant surprise to see one of Diboll’s former superintendents, Bill Ward, come into the store for a short visit. He was on his way to watch two of his grandsons, Grayson and Graham Ward, play T-ball for the Mud Cats. Their dad, Chad Ward, is one of the coaches and their ...

SALLY C. PIPES GUEST Some 60 percent of Americans — nearly 160 million people — get insurance through their jobs. Thanks to Obamacare, that number is about to nosedive. The president’s signature law is hiking the cost of health insurance for American businesses of all sizes. They’re responding by dumping coverage for workers, spouses, and ...

Several mornings we had frost and the second day our “back 40″ looked like a young snow had whitened everything in the yard and on top of our house and the neighbors’ rooftops, too. Folks were out in force trying to stock up before the cold and wet days came. Some I saw were Vivian ...