The first edition of TheDiboll Post has been published and is available at local businesses throughout Diboll. The Diboll Business Association is working with the editor and publisher, Karolyn Klaes, to bring you the good news in and around Diboll. The Diboll Post survives on advertisers who depend on the people in and around Diboll to “shop locally”. So, please read the ads and support the businesses who make it possible for you to hold this paper in your hands. The Diboll Post is a FREE monthly publication. You can purchase a subscription and have the paper mailed to you. Contact Karolyn Klaes, 936-876-4326 or email email@example.com
This first edition should be available at most businesses in Diboll just a few days before Diboll Day 2018. If you live or have ever lived in the Diboll area you know all about Diboll Day. It is a community raising money that will benefit the youth in our area. It is nonprofit, there are no administrative salaries, paid workers, etc., strictly volunteers. The first Diboll Day in 1953 raised $1,200. Since that time The Diboll Booster has raised 4 million dollars! The whole month of September is filled with many fun fundraisers and many volunteers of friends, family and co-workers of four teams competing and supporting a queen candidate. The 2018 queen candidates are: (photo) Erin Hadnot, Muzzainie Shepherd, Mekayla Dover and Madison Horton.
The “Kick-Off Luncheon” was held on September 6th in our beautiful Lottie & Arthur Temple Civic Center. It was a great crowd that enjoyed a wonderful meal prepared by Margie Harrell and all her helpers. Trey Wilkerson, Diboll Day 2018 president, recognized Trey Denman and thanked him for serving as the outgoing president. That night was the first of many Bingo games during the month.
Hundreds of ladies enjoyed attending a “Purse Bingo” at the Civic Center. Trey Wilkerson called Bingo for the ladies.
Men served as models for the purses, including Diboll Police Chief Baker with this trendy striped tote.
The ladies were entertained when Sonny & Cher made a guest appearance and sang their popular song, “I’ve Got you Babe”. Cher stopped at the table with Peggy Burt and Bettye Greer.
Food is in abundance during the month and included Ribeye Steak sandwiches, Pulled Pork, Tacos, Brisket, Fried Fish, Stuffed Potatoes, Pancakes and Soul Food all served at different times and locations. (photos).In addition to food there were two Texas Hold’em Tournaments, a Murder Mystery Dinner, Gigantic Garage Sale, Fashion Show and Silent Auction. After all of this, hope to see you around town, Diboll Day, October 6th. The parade begins at 10AM followed by activities and crowning of the queen in Old Orchard Park. Later in the day there will be a reunion of classes from 1940 through the 60’s beginning at 5PM at the Diboll First Methodist Church at 401 Hines Street.
Lots of folks have come into Pouland’s to purchase their hunting and fishing licenses. All their names have been put into a drawing for five lucky winners to win a free bag of deer corn. That drawing will be October 5th. Just a few of those who have an opportunity to win are Tom Harris, Raymond Bounds, David Goodwin, Barley Lenderman, Mona and Fox Adams, Buddy Shipp Mark Hafernick, Jay Shands, Trey Denman, J.D. & Sue Johnson, Keith Spencer, Hugh Robert Lyles, Roy Lee Lyles, Bob David, John Jordan and kiddos, Brady, Kade and Jaxon. If you haven’t planted yet, we have wildlife mix, rye grass, oats, peanut butter-flavored rice brand and mustard and turnip seeds in bulk. Don’t forget we are also a Benelli dealer and sell other guns and ammunition.
Raymond Ryan surprised John Ralph with what looked like an old, old Coca Cola sign but was indeed one of his unique hand painted works of art. He also recreated for me a Powell’s Grocery sign with two round Coca Cola signs on both ends. It’s a perfect replica of the sign on my parents’ grocery store in Copestown in the 50’s. It is presently on display here at Pouland’s. Thank you Raymond!!
We were pleased to meet Gary Weaver and Minnie who recently purchased the former home of Jason and Tracie Nicols. Gary moved from San Antonio where he owned and sold his business, TimberTech, a couple of years ago. Gary is a most interesting person to listen to. He was wearing a unique safari hat which he rightfully deserves as he had just returned two weeks before from Rwanda, Africa, his 10th trip. Gary supports an elementary school for children of poor tea farmers on the edge of a jungle in Uganda. His many safari trips have not been to shoot trophy animals but to track the less than 900 endangered mountain gorillas.
When he’s not in Africa he enjoys his collection of classic cars. While vacationing on a Carnival cruise, he met Minnie who has become the love of his life. These two recently had a party and opened their home for guests to see their new home. We were invited and enjoyed meeting lots of family members and folks including Jim and Barbara Bacon from Flynt, photographers who specialize in classic cars. Tome’ Catering did an excellent job of providing an array of delicious foods. Entertainment was provided by two different talented groups, a couple of guys from Nashville and Steven Pride, Charlie’s brother, from Dallas. From left to right, Sandra Pouland, Steven Price and John Ralph Pouland.
There’s a group of guys that have been meeting at the round table every Thursday afternoon.
In this photo, from left to right, it’s John Ralph, Claude Welch, Joe Antony, Jimmy McCall, Dennis Lenderman, Joe Paul Stovall.
By the way Madison Horton is the 2018 Diboll Day Queen. She is shown here with her great- grandparents, long time Temple employees, Vernon and Betty Burkhalter.
Hope you will stop by Pouland’s and come visit us…’round the table soon.
Pouland's - The Everything Store
Located in the heart of Diboll, Texas at 611 N. Temple Dr., “The Everything Store” is a place to gather at the “round table” for a free cup of coffee, advice and opinions. We offer a little bit of “everything”…services, products, gifts, licenses…:If we don’t have it, we probably know where to get it and we’ll try to get it for you. Products range from gifts & keepsakes, Lodge cookware, Batteries, Sthl lawn equipment & chainsaws, flea pills and pet & vet supplies, lawn and seed, feed, rifles and hunting gear.Services include fixing flats, road service, keys, check ing air in tires and batteries. You can pickup your hunting and fishing licenses here, too. Our years of experience lets us offer consultation services in the area of show animals and feeding animals. Purchase your general animal feed from us and get knowledgeable consultation.
Hand autographed by the author, this "Texas Cowboy Cooking" by Tom Perini with a foreward by Robert Duvall makes a great give for Thanksgiving and Christmas or just because. Pouland's Everything Store.
Everything you need for hunting season. You can still get your hunting license too!