dateline copy

Dateline Diboll 11-7-13

Veteran’s Day
Nov. 11
9:30 a.m.
Intermediate School
For questions or to RSVP, call

Fireworks Friday
The fireworks show, originally scheduled for Homecoming will be shot about 15 minutes after the Diboll-Huntington game Friday, Nov. 8, from the left side of the visitors bleachers (if you’re looking from the press box).

Youth hoops
Diboll Youth Basketball is holding early registration sign-up for ages 5 to 14  until Nov. 10 at $30 per player. After then sign-up fee will be $50 per player. Parents can register their players at the Boys and Girls Club in Diboll or by contacting Gerald Mott at 936-414-9092, Eric Hernandez at 936-414-1141, Eryn Garcia at 936-465-6677 or Damitra Burrell at 936-671-9352.

Culinary showcases
The final Culinary Arts showcase is 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.
For information on specific class content please contact Jennifer Garcia at

Retired educators
Angelina Retired Teacher/School Personnel Assoc. will meet at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12, at Southside Baptist Church. The speaker will be Robyn Hight telling about services for seniors.

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.

The PTSA is taking orders for holiday poinsettias.  Deadline to order is November 22 with delivery on December 2.  The six-inch pots come in red, marble, and Picasso.  Each plant is $10.  To place an order call Jan Wilkerson at 829-4817.

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.

Interagency Coalition
The Coalition is hosting the Interagency Coalition meeting this month.  The meeting will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 19th at the Angelina County Chamber of Commerce Community Room.  The guest speaker will be J. Hoxi Jones, a Regional Partnership Specialist of the Texas Health and Human Services Commission.  Who will be discussing the new affordable health care act.  The event is free and open to the public.  If you are interested or have any questions about the meeting please contact the Coalition at 936-634-9308.

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