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Dateline Diboll 9-19-13

Lil Dazzlers

LIL Dazzler sign-up is still going on for PreK-3 through 5th-grade. Get your Lil Dazzler signed up. Spots are filling up quickly. You may contact any DHS Dazzler or call 936-229-0675. Last Day to sign up is Sept. 20.


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

Fiestas Patrias

Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, 100 Maynard St., in Diboll, is celebrating Fiestas Patrias, beginning at 10 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, beginning with a Mass in Spanish. Beginning at 11:30 a.m. there will be music, vendors, religious articles, food, volleyball and soccer tournaments. From noon to 1:30 p.m. is Loteria in the Hall. An English Mash will begin at 1:30 p.m.

Other activities include the Mexican National Anthem Singing Competition, Chaplet of Mercy, Coronation of Candidates for Fiestas Patrias Queen and Folk Dances.

Fall mums

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

Wall of Honor

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

Scarecrow Decorating

Join T.L.L. Temple Library and the Diboll PTSA for a fun-time in October. The Library and PTSA will host a “Pumpkin Patch” for all students through second grade. Stories, face painting, and fun activities are planned for those attending.

As part of the fun, a scarecrow decorating contest is being held. All local businesses and organizations are invited to participate. Scarecrows will be displayed in the Library from Oct.21 until Oct. 31. Scarecrows can be picked up from the library on Nov. 1 for display at your business location during the month of November.

Judging for first, second, and third place will be held on Oct. 21. Winning scarecrows will be able to wear their ribbons while on display.

All organizations, businesses, and individuals are encouraged to participate. This is great advertisement at almost no cost. Have your Scarecrow reflect your business or organization.

Stands are available for $5 each. to order or for more information, call Jan Wilkerson at 936-829-4817 or email her at

Culinary Arts showcases

Diboll High School’s Culinary Arts cooking classes will host the next set of showcases in the fall of 2013. The dates are Oct. 14, Nov. 4 and Dec. 2.

The Diboll High School Culinary Arts Class works Diboll Family Literacy Center to share their talents and teach others how to make fun, family-friendly treats, tablescapes and decorations, etc.

The classes will be held at the Diboll ISD Culinary Arts Lab at the High School Room C6 from 6 to 8 p.m. The cost is $25 per person or $65 for all three classes, which includes everything needed for the evening. It is a great parent/child activity and fun for other adults who just enjoyed visiting and making the treats together.

The Registration form is posted at, and then go to Departments, Adult Education/Family Literacy/Community Service Classes. You may mail the form in with payment or you may call or email your reservation and bring your payment the evening of the event. Mailing address is Diboll Family Education Center; 299 S .Neil Pickett; Diboll, Texas 75941. E-mail reservations to Carlye Morris at or Jennifer Garcia at

Yearbooks online

The History Center staff members have begun to scan and make available online the earliest issues of the Diboll High School annuals. Take a look at what they have online so far: http://www.thehistorycenter

They still have a need for good quality copies of 1945, 1950 and 1954, and there will be more needed as they move forward, including good copies of the H.G. Temple High School annuals. For more information, call The History Center at 936-829-3543.




Tangled Threads

T.L.L. Temple Memorial Library in Diboll invites is organizing “Tangled Threads” for crafters of all ages. The program is from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. the second Tuesday of each month. All skill levels are welcomed. Please bring your own hooks, yarn, and supplies. “Tangled Threads” will on the second Tuesday of the month in the Community Room at the library.

For more information call Mary Howell at 936-829-5497.


Lose weight with TOPS – Taking Off Pounds Sensibly. Check out the local TOPS chapter at First United Methodist Church, 805 E. Denman Ave., Lufkin. Weigh-ins are at 8:30 a.m. Fridays and the meetings are at 9:05 a.m. Fridays. For more information, call Sylvia at 936-639-4017. First visit is free. Check out