Dateline Diboll for April 4, 2013

Open House for ET Investments

East Texas Investment Services will have an open house and ribbon-cutting, welcoming Trey Wilkerson’s business to Diboll, from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, April 4, at 105 Weber, Suite A. There will be food and prizes from Diboll businesses for all attendees.


Eastern Star dinners

The Order of the Eastern Star in Burke will have a plate-lunch scholarship fundraiser on April 5. Chicken & dressing, yams, green beans, rolls and dessert will be $7 a plate. Deliveries are available. For more information, call Mary Wells at 829-5059 or 671-9557; or, Sadie Jones at 829-5707 or Sue Johnson at 829-5973.


Stop & Shop

The second annual Stop and Shop is April 5-6.  Proceeds will go to the Peru Mission Trip for Fairview Baptist Church.  Cost is $40 for both days.  The sale will take place at the corner of FM 58 & FM 2108 in Diboll.  There will be vault denim, sensory candles, paparazzi, jewelry, Mary Kay, riding lawn mowers, RTV and Avon.


Learn to Dance

If you want to learn how to dance or freshen up on your dance skills, the SPJST, in Lufkin, is having dance lessons April 9, 16 and 23.  The location is 197 Hughes Road.  The cost is $6 per lesson.  Registration is at 6:30, and lessons are from 7 to 9 p.m.  For more information call 936 875-2867.


Plant Sale

The Angelina County master Gardeners are holding their annual plant sale on Saturday, April 6, until 2 p.m. It will be held at The Farmer’s Market on South Medford Drive in Lufkin. Plants available include annuals, perennials, roses and fruit trees suitable for our area. Proceeds from the sale are used to support programs and projects for the community. For more information, call 936-634-6414.


Singing cancelled for fundraiser

The Saturday, April 6, singing at the Beulah Congregational Methodist Church has been cancelled.  Everyone is encouraged to attend the Relay for Life fundraiser at 6 p.m. April 6 at Calvary Baptist Church in Lufkin.  This Southern Gospel singing will feature the Stanleys, Waymakers, Martin Family, Narrow Road QT, Ransomed QT, Bennie Boles Trio, & Crossmen QT.  Jack Havard will be the MC.  A love offering will be received for cancer research.  Calvary Baptist is located on Montrose Street off the intersection of Denman & TImberland.  The next singing at the Beulah Congregational Methodist Church will resume May 4.


Sonshine Kids spring musical

The Sonshine Kids Choir of Diboll First Baptist Church presents their spring musical, “The Prodigal Clown.” Join them in the center ring as everyone experiences the “Greatest show on Earth,” featuring 35 children. The show starts at 6 p.m., Sunday, April 7, at First Baptist Church, 208 Devereaux St. in Diboll.



The History Center and the Diboll Historical Society will host a program and book-signing in Diboll on Wednesday, April 10. Authors and editors Dan Utley and Milton Jordan will be at The History Center promoting their newest book, “Just Between Us: Stories and Memories from the Texas Pines,” published recently by Stephen F. Austin State University Press. The come-and-go book signing will be from 5 to 6:30 p.m., and the attractive hard cover books will be available for purchase for $35 each, which includes tax, and should make great gifts for anyone living in East Texas or anyone interested in folklore and Texas history. Light refreshments will be available. Additionally, at 4 p.m., Utley and Jordan will address the members of the Diboll Historical Society during their regular April meeting. Everyone is invited to both events. The History Center is located at 102 N. Temple in Diboll. For more information, contact The History Center at 936-829-3543.


Spring Bazaar

St. Paul’s United Methodist Church will be having a Spring Bazaar from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 13. They will have baked goods, white elephant rummage sale, silent auction items, quilt give-a-way, handmade crafts, plants and much more. There is a fish fry starting at 11 a.m. Other vendors from the area will be there as well. Come out and enjoy the fun.



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Tangled Threads

Do you like to crochet or knit, or any other portable crafting project?  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.