Dateline Diboll 6-6-13

Coming soon
Diboll Free Press editor and publisher Richard Nelson has gotten feedback that some would like to read his opinions on some topics. He will attempt at least a semi-weekly column beginning next week. The topic: An inconsiderate society, with specific local examples. He didn’t want to take away from the graduates by publishing his column this week.

Lumberjack Golf
The Lumberjack Golf Classic tees off at 9 a.m. June 15 at Neches Pines Golf Course. The 4-man scramble is $240 per team. Prizes paid to to top 3 teams. Hole-in-one on No. 17 wins new car, sponsored by Al Meyer Ford. Other prizes are available to win. Contact Kevin Hurley, 936-366-2520; Shane Adair, 936-829-4200; golf course, 936-829-5086.

Parental policy
The annual revision of the Diboll ISD Parent Involvement Policy will be held at noon Thursday June 13, at the Diboll Family Education Center.  The public is invited to review the policy on the district website by following the Parents link on the home page and then District Parent Involvement Policy. Calls and emails are welcome to Charlotte Morris at 829-3744,

Lady Jacks
Athletics Camps
The Lady Jacks Athletics Camp will be June 12-14 and feature volleyball (9 to 11 a.m.), basketball (noon to 2 p.m.) and softball (2:30 to 4:30 p.m.). All girls from fourth-grade through seventh-grade are invited. Fee is $15 for one camp or $25 for all three, includes camp T-shirt. For more information, contact Diboll HS girls AD Laura Jones at

Okla. tornado
victims benefit
A benefit concert is being held for the recent Oklahoma victims on Saturday, June 15, at 6 p.m. at Grace Baptist Church in Lufkin.  The church is located at 8319 FM 2021. Featured groups that night will be the Damascus Road Gospel Band and the Calvary Boys Quartet and Trio. Admission is free and a love offering will be taken. For more information email: or call 205-542-4485.

Account set up for injured girl
Alyssa Lee, 5, was at Boykin Springs taking pictures with the family and fell off a bridge and landed on the rocks on her face. She was life-flighted to Texas Children Hospital with a fractured skull. She is home, but has a long road to recovery. At this time we have set up an account for her at the First Convenience Banks in the Wal-Marts the account is in the name of Linda Hook, account #439245341 or you may call the bank at 1-800-903-7490.

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 or Beat at 936-876-4403. First visit is free. Check out

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.