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Thirty Years Ago This Week
Happy winner Jelyitsa Perez, right, wins a brand new bicycle in the Free Press subscription campaign and shares her joy with sister Candy Ann. They are the children of Mr. & Mrs. Ramiro Perez of Diboll. The bike contest is open to everyone through July. Those selling 30 one-year subscriptions win a bicycle or, if they prefer, $100 in cash for their effort.

30 Years Ago: Lowther named BB manager

One Year Ago
Thelma Scott, whose organization, the Barbara Jordan Endeavors Corporation, carries on the work of its namesake, is nominated for the White House Champion of Change STEM Award for People with Disabilities.
Temple-Inland contributes $2,500 to Angelina College as the Champion’s Club sponsorship for the betterment of Angelina College and the Roadrunner athletics.
Lumberjack 7-on-7 football headed to state after completion of last second 34-30 win over Huntington.
Plans are in the works to rehabilitate the City of Diboll’s water well No. 4, which sits about a mile behind the H.G. Temple campus at the end of Lumberjack Drive. Estimated cost for projected is $70,000-$80,000.
Angelina County Farmers Market host Annual Fruit, Vegetables & Canning Show.

Five Years Ago
Diboll High School Ladyjack volley ball standout Pashun Toppin and JaFrina Jackson sign to play ball at Wiley College in Marshall.
Temple Elementary School teacher Stacie Davis is named Diboll ISD Teacher of the Year.
Diboll Police Department acquired two new golf carts to its rolling stock to be used at athletic events and civic center.
Newly elected officers of the Diboll Garden Club are Ginger Capps, president; Joann Rainwater, vice president; Sue Beaty, treasurer.
Head Lady Jack basketball Coach Laura Knight hosts 2008 Jax Basketball Camp at Diboll HighSchool.

Ten Years Ago
Diboll High School students receiving UIL Math/Science Awards are Lindsey Wallace, Brenda Roman, Nikki Johnson, Scarlett Hankla, Allison McClain, Brittney Burchfield, Meagen Hensley, Brandon Cortines, Dustin Lowther, Michael Kilgorre, Dillon Tobias and Abby Anthony.
Nearly 200 canoe enthusiasts make the 10-mile journey during the annual Neches River Rendezvous.
Diboll City Council approve needed repairs to Corrine Street, which is the thorough fare leading to the city’s sewer treatment facility.
For the 15th straight year, the Heart of East Texas Senior Men’s Golf Tournament Association makes stop at Neches Pines Golf Course in Diboll.
Theresa Messer is named Employee of the Month at Trinity Mission.

Twenty Years Ago
Newly elected officers of VFW Post  8933 are Johnny Sims, installation officer; Ed Bearden, post commander; Phillip Williams, senior vice commander; Melvin Abbott, vice commander; Ray Rector, service officer; Carl Halsell, quartermaster; George Conner, chaplain; Robert Miles, trustee; Ed Hurd, officer of the day; and Nelson Smith, judge.
Bud Still, former outstanding golfer at DHS, class 3-A state champion, places 13th in the 1993 NCAA Golf Tournament as a freshman. Still is attending the University of Arkansas.
Orlando Ordaz leads the Jacks this past baseball season with a .393 batting average.
Belinda Salazar is the recipient of the first annual $1,000 scholarship given by the Diboll VFW Post 8933.
Lakeview Baptist Church welcomes new pastor Rev. Kevin McClusky and wife Gayle, sons Matt and Andrew.

Thirty Years Ago
Diboll First Baptist Church honors its graduating seniors with reception- Andrea Pouland, Marty Scarborough, Susan Beene, Curtis Windsor, Karen Ingram, Darla Clark, Keith Massey and Cherie Clark.
Emily Shelton, wife of radiologist Dr. William Shelton, is installed as president of the 8,000 members of the Texas Medical Association Auxiliary.
Diboll’s Thomas Lowther named new manager of Brookshire Brothers Store in Diboll.
Charge of attempted murder is filed on Diboll man, Apolina Torrez, who police says shot his estranged wife.
Robyn Duane Sanford, 2-year-old son of Norman/Raymond of Diboll wins Little Master title in the USA Pageant system.