Dateline Diboll 10-17-13

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.

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 936-829-5973 or 936-676-7467.
SPJST dance
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

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
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 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 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.

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