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Dateline 10-24-13

Mulligan Stew

Burke Baptist Church is having Mulligan Stew on Saturday, Oct. 26. Burke Pickers will provide music, beginning about 5 p.m. Dinner starts at 6 p.m. Free. Church is located on Tidwell Road in Burke.

UMC Fall Fest

There will be a Fall Festival, Saturday, Oct. 26, at the Old Burke School. There will be games for the kids, Cake Walk and Bingo as well. Homemade Chile and Beef Stew will be served. If possible bring items to help Christian Outreach provide Thanksgiving Dinner for those in need. Festivities start at 5:30 p.m. This is sponsored by Burke, Ryan Chapel, Diboll and St. Paul’s United Methodist Churches. Come and join the fun and fellowship.

Project Grad Fall Fest

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Trinity Mission Fall Fest

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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.

Join students in dressing up for Red Ribbon Week

Red Ribbon Week falls on Halloween this year. Following is a list of dress-up days the SMASH Club officers have put together to try and encourage awareness and participation. Please feel free to spread the word. We would like others in our area to participate.

Monday, Oct. 28: NERD DAY “Too smart to start”

Tuesday Oct. 29: Hawaiian Clothes “Lei Off Drugs”

Wednesday Oct. 30: Tie Dye & Peace Symbol Clothing “Peace Out to Drugs”

Thursday, Oct. 31: Halloween Costume (within dress code) “Hocus Pocus, Drugs are not our Focus”

Friday Nov. 1: Diboll Spirit Wear or Team Jersey “Team Up Against Drugs”

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 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.

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.




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