August 24, 2015

The Super Seniors at Diboll First Baptist traveled to Nacogdoches to eat at Clear Springs. Driving the church bus was Jesse Bradford for the following to sit back and enjoy the trip: Leonard and Billie Robison; Jim and Polly Leavell; Earl and Joyce Carr; Leonard, Jr. and Camille Robison; Geneva Ard; Shirley Terrell; Betty Kee; Fran McGilvra; Ruth Mullins; Betty Page; Betty Capps, JoNell Placker; Chris Walker; Dianne and Mike Gipson. The Super Seniors enjoy a luncheon at the church on the first Tuesday of every month at noon. Anyone is welcome to come bring a covered dish and enjoy fun, food and good fellowship.
Former Dibollians, Billy and Tommy Jo Jordan celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary at the First Baptist Church in Jasper where Billy serves as a deacon. Billy graduated from DHS in 1947. Tommy Jo grew up in Zavalla. They met while both of them were working at TSE Railroad in Diboll. Lots of relatives were present to help them celebrate the special occasion including Bruce Durham from Diboll and his sister Laurie and Steve White from Round Rock.( Bruce and Laurie’s parents were Paul and Jimmy Beth Durham of Diboll.) Many other family and friends were present including Pat & David King, Jane & Harry Styles, Sherrie Anthony and longtime friend JoNell Placker of Diboll.

It’s that time of year again…Friday night football and hunting season. The Diboll Lumberjacks will play their first game of the season this Friday in New Caney. Hunting licenses went on sale the 15th of this month. The very first person to buy their licenses at Pouland’s was Kevin Swor. Soon afterwards others came including Alton Thompson; Joe Baker; James Simms; Kenneth Capps; Keith Spencer; Joe Henry Smith; Melvin Linton, Sr.; John McClain; Jay Shands; Delbert and Jennifer Reynolds; J.D. and Sue Johnson; Donnie and Darlene Stephens; Fox and Mona Adams and Darryl Stanley.

Good friends for more than 30 years, Robert Conner and Al Cortez, came in with plans to go fishing at Shirley Creek. These guys really enjoy fishing while their wives, Judy and Diane, fill their day working and shopping.

Delton Holcomb from Apple Springs enjoyed visiting at the round table while getting a tractor flat repaired. Delton says he loves to hunt and fish and is thankful that he lives in the woods of East Texas where he can be on his hunting stand in a matter of minutes. His daughter Bridgette who is an RN in the emergency room at St. Luke’s (Memorial) is married to Jonathan Smith and they have one son, five-year-old Cole. Grandpa Holcomb was on his way to deliver chips for a party at KST Day Care for Cole and others who will begin their first day of school on August 24th.

Teresa Luna, owner of Kountry Poultry in Burke, and I enjoyed discussing our animals. Teresa raises a rare breed of turkeys and geese but also has chickens and guineas. Kountry Poultry is a tested and certified poultry business and sells eggs from free range hens. If you are interested, give her a call at 936-366-2637.
A few minutes after she left, Greg Ashabranner came in for feed. Greg and his son Garrett raise chickens and goats. I am always asking him questions about my animals and he is always so patient and gracious to help.

Jerry Goins came in for chicken feed. When I asked him about his chickens, he said he had had up to 36 chickens but was down to 12 at the present time and is thinking about starting over. Dennis Lenderman happened to be standing nearby and said his dad, Raymond Lenderman was down to one chicken. It’s hard to protect foul from predators. Everything loves chicken. Tina Hawthorn came in and her herd of animals includes 5 turkeys, one pet squirrel who thinks he is a monkey and a Chihuahua named “Baby Girl” who can round up the turkeys.

Loretta Christmas shared with me that the staff at the Lottie and Arthur Temple Civic Center is very excited about the upcoming Canvas & Cocktails, An Evening of East Texas Art. The event will be this Saturday, August 29th from 6 until 9 PM at Diboll’s civic center. She said 13 artists have committed to display anywhere from 10 to 20 pieces of their original artwork and everything will be for sale. Dennis Ford will be doing a demonstration of his wood sculpturing. There will be finger foods, punch and a Wine Tasting presented by Brookshire Brothers. Admission is $10 for an individual or $15 per couple.

Come see us…’round the table.