August 31, 2015

Ken Christopher has scratched an event off his “bucket list”…attending the 2015 Annual Motorcycle Rally in the beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota. It was the 75th anniversary of this gathering of Harley Davison bike owners; approximately 1.5 million people attended some of the weeklong event. Ken owns a 2015 Street Glide Special Harley and was part of the Nacogdoches group that traveled with Mike Greer who has made the trip numerous times and knows all the backroads and shortcuts in and around Sturgis. They are all members of “HOGS”, Harley Owners Group. Preparation for this trip began earlier when the group packed their tents, air mattresses, lamps, etc. into a foot locker and sent it via UPS to one of the many campgrounds outside of Sturgis.

A group of eight HOGS left Nacogdoches on July 24th with the wind blowing in their faces and enjoyed riding the highways through Chama, NM, Pagosa Springs, CO, Rocky Mountain National Park, Estes Park and over eleven mountain passes that were over 10,000 feet. They spent their nights in hotels on the trip to Sturgis After arriving in Sturgis, SD, the group found their foot lockers to camp out and took day trips with wonderful weather to see Mt. Rushmore, Crazy Horse, the historic town of Deadwood, and several museums. In Denver, CO on the return home it began to rain and riding wasn’t nearly as pleasant but all made it home safely.

Ken had ties to Diboll through working as a geologist for Temple Inland. For 31 years he worked in the Minerals Division where Lowell Wood hired him. He retired in 2007. Since returning from the Sturgis event, Ken said to his wife Donna one Sunday morning, “Let’s go to church on the bike and ride to Palestine for lunch” They did and some few hundred miles later, he brought her home. Donna had also retired from teaching in the Nacogdoches ISD but is presently working for “I Teach” saving her money for a trip to New Zealand.

Tommy and Angie Fenley have made another memorable family vacation. Tom, Jr. and his two children Ryan, 12 and Samatha, age 10, flew from their home in Billings, Montana to East Texas and spent almost a month here. During that time they did a lot of fishing and attended baseball camps coached by Roy Esteves. Tommy and Angie loaded them in the car and spent another three weeks taking them back home. In Billings, the group picked up a camper and also another granddaughter, 22-year-old Christina, who flew from North Carolina where she attends nursing school. The family loaded up and enjoyed camping along the way. They enjoyed included Pikes Peak, water parks, amusement parks and an aquarium. Driving west toward Utah, they toured Capital Reef National Park, colorful Cedar Breaks National Park and the north rim of the majestic Grand Canyon. From there it was on to the Golden Nugget in Las Vegas where the younger ones loved swimming through a tunnel in a shark tank. It seems Angie is always the lucky one in the family and won tickets to the Lee Ann Womack show. Tommy. Sr. is a fan of hers so, he and his granddaughter, Samatha, attended the show.

The Fenley family arrived in Las Vegas and was checking into the hotel at the same time high winds were blowing the heavy doors open and causing water to come inside. Through large windows they could see deck chairs and umbrellas creating havoc outside. The weather finally calmed down but there was flooding in areas. The vacation ended in Las Vegas with Christina flying back to NC; the other family members flying to Billings, Montana and Tommy and Angie leaving for Diboll in 109 degree heat.

The “Lunch Bunch” gathered at The Airport Café on August 27th to celebrate Polly Leavell’s birthday. Sharing fun stories and latest news were Nita Hurley, JoAnn Rainwater, Ginger Capps, Sandra Pouland, Betty Hendrick, Kaye Fitzgerald, Polly and her sister LaVerne Ross. LaVerne had not eaten one the café’s famous burgers, so she drove from Silsbee to share the meal and do some shopping and visiting with Polly and family. The ladies met in the conference room so they would not disturb other diners (as if they cared!). While they were eating, other friends stopped by on their way to the diner. Fran McClain, Bessie Ferguson, Glenn Price, Bobby Lee, Don and Robbie Wier were among those. The café is always a good meeting place because of the tasty food and fun fellowship.

The sale of 2016 hunting and fishing licenses are picking up every week. Some that have purchased their licenses at Pouland’s are: Leroy Lazarine, Greg Ashabranner, Justin Abner, Lewis Ivey, Frank Farrow, Dewayne Stanford, Jr. Grandgeorge, Chuck Smith, Sherril Fears, Louie Sullivan, Larry Smith, Clyde Maxey, Barley Lenderman, Junious Weisinger, P. E. “Buddy” Shipp, Raymond Mason and Dr. Woody Ingram. Louie Sullivan will be hunting in a new 4-wheeler that was a surprise from his wife Rhonda. Mary Thompson got her fishing license and is looking forward to going fishing.

Angelina County 4-H will be hosting a 4-H Expo on Tuesday, September 22 at 6PM in the Angelina County Extension office. This is the time to get attend if you are interested in 4-H projects. For more information call 632-8239

The Diboll PTSA will be having a Baked Potato Sale this Friday, September 4, from 10:30 until 1:30 at the Housing Authority Community Room. Dine-in or Carry Out, the prices are $7.00 for a baked potato with the regular butter, sour cream, cheese, etc. and $8 to add BBQ or Taco Meat. These prices also include a dessert. Hurry to Pre-order by calling 635-4044 or 414-6955 because orders have to be placed by Thursday, Sept. 3. You can also email orders to

Be safe during the Labor Day holiday. Pouland’s will not labor on Labor Day so don’t come see us that day…’round the table.

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.

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August 17, 2015

I love to read about vacations. The following is from Jan Wilkerson when she and Burlon spent three weeks in Europe. Their daughter Krista is married to a Master Sergeant who has two more years in Wiesbaden, Germany. Krista planned the whole trip from her mom saying she wanted to see windmills and her dad wanted to go to Switzerland. Jan shared a few highlights of their trip. We left on July 6 and arrived in Frankfurt July 7. The next day we went to a little town on the Rhine River—Rudeshein. We rode a cable car to the top of the hill to see the Niederwald Monument-this is like our Statue of Liberty. The town is full of little shops, we drove though the countryside and saw dozens of old castles and visited Lorelei—from the poem. Our trip the next day went to Heidelberg to tour the castle there that was built in 200 A.D. We rode a funicular to the top of the mountain but walked back down and had lunch in the Queen’s Garden. We got to see an original Gutenburg Bible and the printing presses used to print it. These Bibles were huge—two volumes and were hand painted depending on what the buyer of the Bible wanted. It was fascinating to be able to see one of these famed Bibles.

In Weisbaden we visited the market in downtown where that was everything from flowers to onions on display. The market is set up in the town square and is open two days each week. Everyone buys their produce fresh at the market. That same day we visited an old walled city that was hosting a Medieval Festival. Everyone (not us) were in costume and there were lots of street vendors. The next day we attended the Harbor Festival and watched Dragon Boat races. This was very different from anything in East Texas.

Rothenburg was a beautiful city. It is walled and one of the cities never destroyed over the centuries. The town square was huge and a band was playing while we were there. We visited the largest Christmas Store in Germany and got to eat Schneeballen, a pastry unique to that city. We actually walked on top of the walls about one-half way around the city. It was quite an experience to walk on a wall that was hundreds of years old. A visit to the Castle Burg Rheinfels and the town of Saint Goar’s was an adventure. We toured the castle from the dungeon to the tower and ate lunch in one of the courtyards with a fantastic view of the Rhine River. The town at the foot of the mountain was a unique little German town with lots of shopping and it was almost like a fairytale when the church bells rang for about thirty minutes.

On our way to Holland we visited the Aachen Cathedral which is the oldest cathedral in northern Europe. The remains of Charlemagne are housed there. The church treasury was beautiful and filled with gold and jewels. Then it was on to see windmills, watch clog making, and cheese making. We visited a small fishing village on the North Sea. Our visit to Zaamescheans was wonderful. It is a village of working windmills. We went into and watched a sawmill cut logs using only wind power. It was fantastic! This was truly a “bucket list” adventure. We came back through Koln and visited the cathedral there. We also visited the Lindt Chocolate factory which was one of Burlon`s high points of the trip.

In Straussburg, France we toured the city by boat. The cathedral there was built between 1200 and 1400 A.D. Then to Switzerland where it was 100 degrees! We visited Rheinfalls—a beautiful waterfall and took a ferry across Lake Constance to tour Meersburg. Another item on our “bucket List” was scratched off when we went into Austria and across to Germish Germany– up into the Alps. The Alps are beautiful and indescribable. We hiked the Partnleechklamm Gorge which is several miles long and right above the rapids. It was a true adventure and beautiful.

Our last adventure was to Treberg, Germany in the Black Forest. This is the area where my ancestors are from. It was a real treat to go back to a place where my great-great-great grandmother lived. We toured the cuckoo clock shops there and saw the largest clock in the world.

Jan said the weather was pleasant most all the time except for the 100 degrees in Switzerland. Air conditioning is not needed, you open the windows and it is very cool at night. All five countries were very clean and the technology in Germany is out of this world; much more automated than the states. All of Europe is concerned with the environment and they do not tolerate litter, pollution, etc. Everything is clean and the people are very respectful of one another and of the environment. The country is very safe. We only saw police about 3 times the entire time we were there and that was due to accidents on the autobahn. You never hear of shootings because guns are illegal there. Crime of any kind is very low. In France we saw a sign to be aware of pickpockets. In the larger cities people spoke English to some extent, but in some of the smaller villages we visited, they did not and we had to smile lots and hope they understood what we said.Jan and Burlon arrived home July 28 three weeks and five countries packed with adventure and would love to share their 1200+ pictures!

Vera Jones celebrated another birthday August 16th…101. She is an amazing lady. She lives alone but near her granddaughter and family, Jennifer, Aaron, Ethan, Ben and Cooper Smith. Several family members went to church with her at Pine Grove where she faithfully attends. Those included her son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Brenda Jones, Jennifer, Aaron, their three sons and Aaron’s parents, Mr. & Mrs. Tommy Smith. Everyone went to the Smiths’ home for Sunday dinner and a special Italian Cream birthday cake baked and decorated by Fran McClain.

Gary and Brenda (Minyard) Jones will celebrate their 43rd wedding anniversary on August 19th along with Kathy and James Simms who will celebrate their 48th anniversary. Congratulations to each of you.

The DHS Class of 1985 is planning their 30-year reunion on October 10 at J.R.’s Barn. Bill Walker and Clevette Mark stopped by to ask that we share this news. The cost will be $30 per person or $50 per couple. For more information call Clevette at 936-526-9416, Faye Jones at 936-208-9225 or Jimmy Tate at 936-635-4704. You might check out their Facebook page, Class of 1985.

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August 10, 2015

Joe Anthony, who grew up in Diboll, came in the store to bring us some of his most delicious homegrown tomatoes. They weren’t as large as usual but they were by far the best tasting we have had all summer. Joe told me he had been sitting at home reading a copy of The Pine Bough, that wonderful magazine The History Center publishes (not often enough) about the history of Diboll and the good folks that made it what it is today. He came across an article that mentioned Geraldine Pouland. That made him think about her; thinking about her made him think about John Ralph; and thinking about John Ralph reminded him how much he loves tomatoes. And that’s how we got our tomatoes. Joe, thank you, keep reading and thinking about us.

JoNell Placker celebrated a recent birthday in Richardson, Texas in the home of Linda (Johnson) Cook. Most of the guests grew up in Diboll on Park Street and they have continued to stay close through the years. Friends helping her celebrate included Rita (Hutto) Howard; Mary Alice (Bunch) Shivers; Elaine (Bunch) Pinkerton and Kim Steward. Also present were JoNell’s daughter, Kim Chapman and granddaughter, Elizabeth Chapman. JoNell’s house on Park Street is where she grew up with her parents, Avis and Jack Vaught. It is the only house left on the short street but the good memories of growing up with the families on that street still linger there.

Returning to Diboll from Pflugerville is Tina (Wolf) & Phil Jowell. Phil will be teaching Chemistry in the Diboll ISD. It’s been 20 years since they left Diboll and moved to his hometown of Huntsville to teach. To bring you up today on their daughters; Christina teaches math in New Waverly ISD. Brittany and Steven Whitehead live in Huntsville. Diana and Jonathan Cortez live in Conroe and Brooke lives in California. Tina is happy to be home to care for her mother, Jeanette Wolf, after her dad, Dewey Wolf, recently passed away. Tina’s parents grew up in Corrigan and moved to Diboll in 1969 when Dewey was hired as a policeman. He became chief of police and later worked as the golf pro at Neches Pines. While living in Pflugerville and before buying a home, Tina & Phil rented from a member of the original Pfluger family that settled this German community. Phil taught in the Dell Valle ISD for ten years. We are happy they are back in Diboll.
William & Katie Weeks have a new addition to their family as of August 2nd. Three year old Jayleigh is happy to have a baby sister, Addyson Rae Weeks, who weighed 8 lbs. 11-1/2 oz. She arrived a week early allowing her daddy more time to be at home before school starts in Huntington where he teaches first grade. Grandparents are Karol and Charles Weeks, III of Diboll and Leslie Bradley of Lufkin.

2-1/2 year old Lewin Colwell is now a big brother to Gentrie Rose who weighed 8 lbs. when she was born July 31st. Her parents are Clay and Brooke Colwell. Grandparents are T.J. and Brad Colwell; Hollis Lakey of Apple Springs and Robin Lakey of Zavalla.

Good customers, John & Connie Cobb of Corrigan, are proud to introduce their first grandchild. Tinsley Klair Cobb made her debut July 29th weighing 8 lbs., 1 oz. and 20-1/2” long. Her parents are John and Jessica Cobb. John teaches history at Lufkin ISD where he is also the head baseball coach. Jessica works at the Jordan Dentistry and Grandpa John is excited he will get to babysit one day a week when she returns to work.

Clay Homan, age 10 and his brother Josh, age seven, live in Weston, WI. They have been visiting here for two weeks with Nana and Punk, Kathy and Howard Smith. They are the sons of Michael and Sarah Homan and enjoyed visiting with all their family in Diboll. They spent part of the time with Aunt Kristi Homan and Great-grandma Terrell while Nana and Punk worked. The boys, Nana and Punk and Grandma “T” spent three days in a trailer at Lake Tejas where they spent their time swimming, fishing and making s’mores by campfire at night. Another day, Grandma “T” carried them for a second visit to the Naranjo Museum. Nana, Aunt Kristi and Aunt Donya took them to see the movie, Minion and they also attended the wedding of Cody Stifle and Courtney Burchfield. They visited Jonathan, Jennifer and 2-year-old Jacy Terrell in their new home. Jacey argued the boys were her brothers, not cousins. Clay and Josh sadly returned to their home in WI but happy with their new Dallas Cowboys backpacks, cowboy boots and jeans.

This year is Pineland Day which will be October 3rd. 16-year-old Laura Beth Rhodes is one of the queen candidates. She and her mom, Marlo Rhodes, came in the store and took time to visit with us. That was the first thing that impressed me; that a 16-year-old would talk with an old person like me. I learned from this outgoing teenager that her family moved to Pineland 22 years ago when her dad, Tom Rhodes, was hired by Temple Inland as a Harvest Manager. She was born three months premature and weighed only ONE pound and 8 ozs. Laura Beth is a fighter and has learned how to live with Dyslexia. She is in the National Honor Society and absolutely loves math, science and chemistry. She is in band and competed in area UIL with her trumpet. She is also a twirler and competed solo at the state level. She has written the rough draft of a fantasy science fiction book and has begun to type it. Her plans after graduating from West Sabine is to be a member of the Texas A&M band and major in Engineering. We wish you well.

Pineland Day tickets are available at Temple Inland Credit Union and also here at Pouland’s. The Grand Prize is a Polaris Ranger ATV. 2nd prize is a zero-turning lawnmower and 3rd prize is a Ruger Hawkeye rifle.

On August 20th at the Temple Library at 6PM Cary Sims, Angelina County Extension Agent will be speaking about the Texas Cottage Food Law for anyone interested in learning the basic rules and regulations concerning the sale of agricultural products and processed foods made in your home. For more information call Mary Howell at 829-5497 or email her

Another reminder to folks who may be interested in learning more about “Backyard Poultry”. The Angelina County Extension office will be discussing what is needed to raise chickens for eggs or meat production on August 17th at 6:30 at the Extension Office. The cost is $10 per person. Lisa Crager and I plan to attend so we can learn more about our chickens.

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August 3, 2015

The 1965 Class of Diboll High School celebrated their 50th reunion, July 11, 2015 at the Fellowship Hall of the First Baptist Church of Diboll. Those in attendance were: Moody Smith, Ann Smith Brooks, Bobby Baker, Hellen Rains Schmidt, Judy Taylor Kellum, Sharon Taylor Moore, Carolyn Harper Jones, Gordon Craft, Tommy Farley, Martha Weaver Hardy, Larry Powell, Dave Martinez, Gerald Perkins, Susan Schinke-Pierce, Margaret Cook Smith, Peggy Busby Roper, Gary Hendrick, Jessie Windsor, Jerry Nell Glass Wigley, Benny Ford, Ronnie Wilkins, Linda Landers Wright, Kenneth Yates, Pruett Hugg, Barbara Lester Harris, Ernest Halsell, James Leftwich, Carrol Hannah, Jennetta Taylor Whitehead and Richard Johnson. The event was catered by El Chico in Lufkin.

Gerald Perkins read a list of those from this class who are deceased: Jimmy Camp, Randall Carnley, Kenneth Clegg, Lawrence Scarborough, Joy Smith and Ulan Wilson. Also, those who served in the Military were honored for their service to our country with a Veterans pin. Those receiving pins were: Bobby Baker, Gordon Craft, Larry Powell, Dave Martinez, Gerald Perkins, Jessie Windsor, Benny Ford, Kenneth Yates, Pruett Hugg, Ernest Halsell, Ronnie Wilkins and Richard Johnson. Reunion Committee Chairman, Barbara Lester Harris said, “We had a great time reading Our Will and “Prophecy” written in 1965 and a great time sharing memories and renewing old friendships from years past”.

Carrie Hibbs provided news about their recent trip. God’s creation is so beautiful! The Hibbs’ family got to enjoy a few days in Portland Texas and Corpus Christi Texas under God’s beautiful blue skies and sunshine. The children and grandchildren enjoyed swimming at a beautiful pool then the whole family went fishing and Trey, the Hibbs grandson caught the most fish with 8. Maddie and her g-daddy climbed to the top of the highest sand dune in Portland’s park. The waves at Whitecap beach at Padres Island were big and lots of fun. Maddie and her dad built a fabulous sandcastle and then Amber and Amanda buried Brad and Maddie in the sand. God’s beautiful creation plus family equals a great time! Thank you Jesus for a wonderful time to get away with family!

Family and friends hosted a birthday party for Lester Lowery of Huntington, Texas, Saturday, August 1, 2015 at his ranch, Attoyac Farms, in San Augustine County. Lester turned 89 and was entertained by the Back Porch Boys band, starring Neal Warner and his dad Jack Warner on the fiddle. A barbeque dinner was served and all had a great time reminiscing about ole times. Groups were also given guided tours of the ranch to look at the elk, fallow deer, chital deer, wild rams, and… the Attoyac River. In attendance were his wife Othal, family members, many grand and great-grand children and a host of friends.

Two of Lester and Othal Lowery’s granddaughters were unable to attend the birthday party. Leslie Marice Clark has begun her studies at the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine at the University Of North Texas Health Science Center. Her White Coat Ceremony was July 18th. She will have four more years of studying plus residency. Another granddaughter, Taylor Lowery, was in New York City doing her internship for a sports announcer.

Hannah Bowman Pierce who has been working as a social work has now earned her administrative license to operate a nursing facility. She is presently employed at Pine Crest as the Assistant Administrator. She is the daughter of Lynda and Danny Bowman, the wife of Jason Pierce and mother to two young boys, Hagen and Westen. Lynda and her sister Marvana Cook have been fishing together on Lake Rayburn but took time off to take their mother, Maxine, to lunch at Cheddars.
Leonard and Billie Robison have been busy entertaining two of their young great-sons from Angleton, Logan and Luke. They came in for fishing licenses so I know they did some fishing, roughing it in the motorhome, and also enjoyed the new water park in Nacogdoches among other fun things.

Fran McGilvra and a friend of hers from Dekab, recently drove to Ruidosa, NM to visit with longtime friends, Wilma and Hoople Jordan. They enjoyed the cooler temperatures, the higher altitude, good food, a nice visit and a safe trip there and back home.

Have you ever been sitting in your comfortable chair holding a cell phone while it was in the process of being charged? That’s exactly what Kenneth Capps was doing when a thunderstorm moved in quickly and lightning struck their home. Kenneth felt a tingling all around the edges of the phone as the jolt knocked the phone out of his hand. Thankfully the rubberized phone case reduced the shock to some degree.

Alford Hambrick had one of his beautiful granddaughters, Josie, with him when he came in to get a flat fixed. Josie is ready for school to start and will be in the 4th grade this year.

The Angelina County Extension Office is offering a series on the “Art of DIY (Do It Yourself) Living” at their regular 3rd Monday night meetings. You are invited to attend a discussion of “Backyard Poultry” and what is needed to raise chickens for eggs or meat production. The meeting begins at 6:30 and the cost is $10 per person at the door. For more information call 634-6414.

A “Happy Birthday” to Jack Warner who will be 93 on August 11th. And also to John Ralph who will celebrate his birthday on the 10th.

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