Orange County 4-H along with Dusty Trails 4-H club is hosting a horse playday on Saturday, March 29, 2008 beginning at 6:00 p.m. at the Orange County Sheriffs Posse Arena off Highway 105 in Orange. Events are Speed Barrel, Poles, Straightaway Barrels and Cloverleaf Barrels. Cost is $5.00 per event or $20.00 for all events. Exhibition $4.00. Age groups are 5 years old and under, Peewee 6-8 years old, Junior 9-13 years old, Senior 14-18 years old and Adults 19 and up. This Playday is open to all individuals. You do not have to be a member of 4-H to come ride! All proceeds go to the Dusty Trails 4-H club.
There will be a concession stand. If you have any questions you can call the Orange County 4-H office at 409-882-7010 or email at orange-tx@tamu.edu.
Educational programs of Texas AgriLife Extension Service are open to all people without regard to race, color, sex, religion, age, political beliefs or national origin. The Texas A&M University System, U.S. Department of Agriculture and the County Commissioners Courts of Texas Cooperating.
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The Red Hot Flashers will tour Shangri La in Orange for their regular monthly meeting. Meeting time will be 9 a.m., April 10, in the Lutcher Theater parking lot. 
Birthday hostess is Lady-Lady Bug, Jackie Phelps. Lunch will follow at the Sunset Grove Country Club.
 
Ladies are asked to dress appropriately for touring the gardens.
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The Rhinestone Red Hatters Queens’ Council will present their annual extravaganza and Dinner at the MCM Elegante’ Hotel in Beaumont on Friday, April 18. Door opens at 4 p.m. for shopping, dinner at 6 p.m. There will be a mystery theater, door prizes, and ditty bags. Deadline for reservations is April 4. Those wishing to carpool will meet at WalMart at 3:30 p.m.
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Golden Kiwanis Guest Speaker Derry Dunn
 
Derry Dunn, Precinct 2 Justice of the Peace, will speak to the Golden K Kiwanis Club at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, April 2nd, at Sunset Grove Country Club. A brunch will be served at 9:30. Golden K welcomes and encourages retired seniors who are looking for a service club geared to their age group to attend as their guests. Call 883-5761 for more information.
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Orange Jazz Company Concert
 
Members of the Orange Jazz Company are preparing for their upcoming concert with guest dancers.
 
Concert will be held at the Lutcher Theater on April 18th and 20th. For tickets call 883-2469.
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Orange County 4-H Dog Show 
 
The Orange County 4-H Dog Show will be held on Saturday, April 19, 2008 at the Mauriceville Fairgrounds inside the gates of the Mauriceville Crawfish Festival beginning at 1:00 p.m.
 
This show is open to all you ages 5-18 years old. You do not have to be a member of a 4-H program in order to enter. We will have a costume contest where you can show off your dogs best outfit. We also have a obedience class. Both of these contests are open to purebred and non-purebred dogs and will be showed separately.
 
There is no entry fee for this show! All entries are due in the Orange County 4-H Office before Monday, April 14!
 
For more information you can call the Orange County 4-H Office at 409-882-7010 or email at Orange-tx@tamu.edu.
 
Educational programs of Texas AgriLife Extension Service are open to all people without regard to race, color, sex, religion, age, political beliefs or national origin. The Texas A&M University System, U.S. Department of Agriculture and the County Commissioners Courts of Texas Cooperating.
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Lamar State College-Orange Job Fair.
 
Employers with full- and/or part-time cooperative education programs and internships, as well as employment opportunities, are invited to attend the annual Lamar State College-Orange Job Fair.
 
The event is scheduled for Tuesday, April 29, 2008 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Student Center. No admission fee is charged, but booth space is limited. Participants may reserve tables by calling Judy Choate, event coordinator, at 409-882-3379 or e-mail judy.choate@lsco.edu
 
The fair is open to current students and alumni of all majors, and they will have the opportunity to meet and network with numerous area employers.
 
More than 25 booths have already been reserved. Employers will have ample time and space to discuss career opportunities with technical and associate degree students and graduates. Job seekers may want to bring their resumes with them since some employers will be interviewing at the job fair, eliminating the need to schedule interviews at some other time.
 
Employers may also use the job fair to distribute job applications so prospective candidates may complete them that day, thus not burdening current personnel or disrupting daily business.
 
“Participating employers will benefit from cost-effective recruiting, maximum visibility and the ability to network and obtain knowledge of available training programs,” said Choate. “They will also gain access to qualified minority, traditional, non-traditional and special population candidates.”
 
Choate may also be contacted via fax at 409-882-3049 or e-mail at Judy.Choate@lsco.edu.
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The Community Women in Action will be sponsoring the first Mother of the Year contest.
 
The Community Women in Action is now accepting letters of nominations for Mother of the Year. The letter should state why you believe this person should be chosen as Mother of the Year. In your letter include the reasons you believe your nomination is special to you and your loved ones along with any civic and volunteer activities this person performs or has performed in the past.
 
The mother nominated must live within the Bridge City/Orangefield area although persons sending in letters are not required to live within this area. Name, address, and telephone number of the nominated person should be included with the nominees past and present involvement in family, community and other services.
 
The full name, address and telephone number of the person sending in the nominations is also needed. If the person nominated is not chosen, she may be nominated again the following year.
 
Mother of the Year will be presented with a certificate of honor and a gift certificate.
 
For additional information please contact June Gregory 735-4987 or Ellen Nickum 735-4150. 
 
Please send your letter to Community Women in Action, PO Box 372, Bridge City, TX 77611 or return to Bill Nickum State Farm Insurance 1930 Texas Ave in Bridge City.
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Mature Woman Scholarship
 
The Bridge City Community Women in Action is now accepting applications for the Mature Woman Scholarship. The applicant must be continuing her education, pursuing a higher education or completing a technology degree or certification to qualify for the scholarship.
 
The applications are available for pick up at Bill Nickum State Farm Insurance 1930 Texas Ave, Bridge City and will need to be returned to the same location by April 23, 2008 once completed.
 
For additional information, please contact Ellen Nickum @ 735-4150 or June Gregory @ 735-4987 or State Farm Insurance @ 735-3595.
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Ranch Hands Roundup Meeting
 
Partners Resource Network (PRN), is a statewide non-profit organization and Federally funded Parent Training and Information Centers in Texas. Our mission is to empower parents of children and youth with disabilities in their roles as parents, decision makers, and advocates for their children and to promote partnerships among parents and professionals.
 
Partners Ranch is being developed as a 26-acre recreation facility for adults and children with disabilities to participate in summer camps, weekend retreats, horseback riding, canoeing, fishing, camping, picnics, and family days. The setting will be a rustic ranch atmosphere with a 3-acre lake. The property is located at FM 1131 approximately 22 miles north of Beaumont in Evadale.
 
We are establishing a Booster Club of parents and other volunteers to assist in various ways from fundraising to clearing brush. Our group is called Ranch Hands, and our first meeting will be April 1, 2008 at 6:30 p.m. at Partners Resource Network Office located at 1090 Longfellow in Beaumont to plan our first ranch work day.  Contact Gay Ferguson at (409) 882-4273 for more information.
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The Red Hot Flashers of the Red Hat Society will meet at a different time in April.
 
They will tour Shangri La in Orange for their regular monthly meeting. Meeting time will be 9 a.m. in the Lutcher Theater parking lot on April 10, 2008.
 
Birthday hostess is Lady-Lady Bug, Jackie Phelps. Lunch will follow at the Sunset Grove Country Club.
 
Ladies are asked to dress appropriately for touring the gardens.
 
The Rhinestone Red Hatters Queens’ Council will present the their annual extravaganza and Dinner at the MCM Elegante’ Hotel in Beaumont on Friday, April 18, 2008. Door open at 4 p.m. for shopping, dinner at 6 p.m. There will be a mystery theater, door prizes, and ditty bags. Deadline for reservations is April 4, 2008. Those wishing to carpool will meet at WalMart at 3:30 p.m.
 
For additional information, call Queen Helene, 886-1609
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Lamar State-PA offers free investing workshop
 
Lamar State College-Port Arthur will offer a free four-night investing workshop for individual investors beginning Tuesday, April 8, and continuing for three consecutive Tuesdays.
 
Students will meet from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in Room 120 of the Performing Arts Center, 1700 Procter Street.
 
Jim Mary, a financial consultant and certified financial manager, will lead the workshop, which will cover the fundamentals of investing for individuals. Topics include basic definitions, goal setting, stocks, mutual funds, tax-deferred annuities, risk management, long-term care insurance and current market conditions.
 
The workshop is free, but reservations are required.             For
information or reservations, call 984-6230.
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OFD     vs.     OPD
HOSES        GUNS
13th annual basketball game
Monday, April 21st 7 P.M.
LCM HIGH SCHOOL
7365 HWY 87 N
Proceeds will benefit LCM safe graduation
 
Half time provided by Little Cypress Honey Bears.
 
$3 adult and $1 child donation accepted
Concession stand & door prizes
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Senior Citizen Rally Day Set For May 6
 
This years Senior Citizen Rally Day, JUNGLE BOOGIE, "Let’s Get Wild About Wellness", will be held Tuesday, May 6 at the VFW Hall on Hwy. 87 in Orange.
 
The day will begin at 8:30 a.m. to approximately 2 p.m. Events for the day include, Bingo, Health Screening and Demonstrations, over forty Vendors, Guest Speaker, Free Lunch, Entertainment and Awards Ceremony. Awards will be given to Male & Female Senior Citizen of the Year, Oldest Man & Woman, Couple Married the Longest and the Oldest Newlyweds.
 
The day is open to all Senior Citizens and there is no charge to attend.
 
Lions Eye Bank of Texas will be accepting used eye glasses.
 
The Committee encourages everyone to dress according to the theme, Jungle Boogie. If you would like further information or would like to nominate a Senior Citizen of the Year please contact the Orange Extension Office at 882-7010.
 
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First Baptist Pre-Kindergarten Triking Through Texas
For St. Jude Children Research Hospital
 
A Trike-A-Thon event benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital will be held on April 3rd and April 4th at First Baptist Church, Bridge City. The Director, Susan Daigle, encourages everyone to participate.
 
By participating in or attending the event, you will help raise funds for the world’s premier pediatric cancer research center. These funds will help St. Jude in its ongoing fight against childhood cancer and other catastrophic diseases.
 
Students of First Baptist Pre-Kindergarten will participate on their designated days by riding in the parking lot of the church and enjoying other fun events around their unit of Texas. There will be cow roping, stick horse races, etc. These students will be asked to raise donations for St. Jude for their participation in the event. Please make your tax-deductible checks to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
 
“Our goal in holding this event is to help the children of the world who are stricken with diseases like cancer, AIDS, sickle cell disease and other catastrophic diseases,” said Susan Daigle. “St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is a world leader in the fight against these diseases, and they have made great progress because of the help of people who participate in and donate to events like Trike-A-Thon.
 
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is internationally recognized for its pioneering work in finding cures and saving children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases. Founded by the late entertainer Danny Thomas and based in Memphis, Tenn., St. Jude freely shares its discoveries with scientific and medical communities around the world. No family ever pays for treatments not covered by insurance, and families without insurance are never asked to pay. St. Jude is financially supported by ALSAC, its fundraising organization, through events such as Trike-A-Thon. For more information, please visit www.stjude.org.
 
If you are interested in participating or making a donation, please call Susan Daigle at 735-3583.
 

For additional information, call Queen Helene, 886-1609