Fitfh annual ‘Community Singing’ on Saturday, July 26, 2008 hosted by Winfree Baptist Church on Hwy 62. Start time is 6:00 P.M. Donations will benefit the Bridge City/Orangefield Ministerial Alliance Christmas Fund..

The Pinehurst Fire and Rescue Department is having a series of fund raisers to purchase needed equipment for the department and also to upgrade some existing equipment.

The department will be having “Mazzio Nights” on August 11, September 15, and October 13 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  For this three hour period on each night Mazzio’s Pizza in Orange will donate a portion of the proceeds to the Pinehurst Fire and Rescue department.

Fire Chief Grady Gray and all of the members of the department invite you to eat at Mazzio’s and help the department in this fund raiser.

BC Athletic Booster Club BBQ
The Cardinal Athletic Booster Club will hold a barbecue from 10:30 till 2:00 or until sold out, Saturday, July 19,  in the BC Wal-Mart parking lot.  
Dinners will consist of: half chicken, link, potato salad, beans, bread, pickles and onions for $7.
Booster club proceeds help support the athletic program of Bridge City.

Booster club to sell parking passes
Parking passes will be sold by the Cardinal Athletic Booster Club for the lot next to the tennis court at $25 each for the upcoming football season.  
The gate will open at 6:00 p.m.
Only cars with 2008 parking permits will be allowed to park.  
You may purchase a permit from the Athletic Director’s Secretary (Cil 735-1542), at one of the school registrations or contact Terry Smith 738-3890.

Sophisticat fund raiser Saturday

The Orangefield High School Sophisticat Drill Team will hold a fund raiser car wash, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Saturday, July 12, at David Self Ford in Orange.
Donations will be accepted for each car wash.

BC Project Graduation to meet

Bridge City Project Graduation will have a meeting at 6:29 p.m., Thursday, July 17, at Novrozkey’s on Texas Avenue. All parents are asked to come, as everyone is needed to assure a successful project.
A kickoff letter has been mailed out, however their current list is not complete. Send your address, phone number and e-mail to:
For more info please call: John Gothia- 735-9235, Kami Wright – 735-9657 or Gina Cessac – 474-1525.

Homestead exemption updated

Philip Welch, Superintendent at Orangefield Independent School District announced the Orangefield ISD School Board voted to grant a 20% local homestead exemption for the 2008-2009 tax year. The decision was made at their regular board meeting on June 23, 2008.

Hunter Safety Class Scheduled

Texas Parks and Wildlife Hunter Education Home Study Safety Class will be taught from 8 a.m. until noon, Saturday, July 26, at the D.E.R.A. in Orange. You must complete the on line home study computer sections and bring them to the class. Call Danny Odom to register at 883-8118.
The class is not for just hunters, but, anyone who handles firearms can benefit from it.
Register early because classes are few and fill quickly.
Citations are issued for not following game laws.

“Escape School” for Kids at YMCA

To arm children and their parents with knowledge and techniques to avoid or escape abduction a Dignity Memorial® Escape School® program will be conducted at 6:30 p.m., Monday, July 14 at the Port Arthur YMCA, 6760 9th Ave. in Port Arthur.
Presented in an entertaining and non-threatening manner, the program teaches children ages 6-12 how to differentiate between good and bad strangers, the common lures abductors use, how to “get away, right away” and how to find help when needed. In addition to teaching key concepts, presenters engage children in demonstrations featuring several simple yet highly effective techniques for escaping dangerous situations.
The program started in 1996, since then several children and one adult have credited the program with saving their lives.
Dignity Memorial® Escape School® will be conducted by Forest Lawn Memorial Park and Funeral Home in Beaumont and Grammier Oberle Funeral Home in Port Arthur.
The event is free and open to the public. Call 409-892-5912 or 409-962-6644 for more information.

Ferry Drive Closure

Ferry Drive will be closed to thru traffic due to new street reconstruction that will take 18-24 months. Also, no thru traffic will be allowed on N. John.
Traffic should plan on taking Hwy 87 to FM 1442/West Roundbunch. Detour maps are available at City Hall, 260 Rachal, Bridge City.

Thrift and Gift closed through July 8

The Orange Thrift and Gift Shop was closed through  Monday, July 7.  Regular hours will resume Tuesday, July 8. Regular hours are Tuesday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, call the shop, 886-7649.

Football program ad information

If you would like to place a business ad or senior ad in the LC-M Football Program for the 2008 football season contact Rossie Hughes at 745-3749 or email: for more information.
Ads are due Aug. 1.

LU carpooling information available

Lamar University is addressing high fuel prices by launching an online carpool program designed to help students, faculty and staff connect in order to ease the pressures of rapidly rising fuel costs. The Office of Student Affairs has created a web-based message board where prospective carpoolers can sign up to find other LU employees or students to share a ride to campus.
“This program is a way to help our staff and students deal with the rising costs of gasoline,” said Norman Bellard, associate vice president for student affairs. “Aside from the financial advantages of sharing a ride, it’s our hope that participants will meet new friends thus enhancing the feeling of community at Lamar.”
Individuals who are interested in carpooling may email and submit their name, phone number or email address, hometown, work or school schedule, the date submitted and any additional information. The information will be posted on the website within 24 hours of submission Monday through Friday. To check on carpool availabilities, go to and click on the “Carpool” banner.
Lamar University is providing this service for the convenience of students, faculty and staff. The university does not endorse or vouch for driving skills or personal character of any individual posting on this site. Individuals are encouraged to use appropriate personal judgment and caution in providing information as well as accepting or offering rides.

O’field water reports available

Copies of the Orangefield Water Supply Corp’s 2007 Drinking Water Quality Report (Consumer Confidence Report) are available at the corporation’s office, 9913 Farm Road 105 Hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, and 8 a.m. to noon Fridays.

Chamber hosts tournament/social

Classic car and bike shows, a silent auction and moonwalk, face-painting and snow cones will highlight the Bridge City Chamber’s fourth annual washer board tournament and first super summer social, starting at 10 a.m. July 19.  
Car show participants should arrive and set up by 9 a.m. Entry fee is $10 by July 18 and $15 at the gate.
Awards will be given in several categories and there will be a “split the pot” drawing.
Washer board fees are $15 for singles, $25 for doubles and $1 for spectators. First, second, and third-place prizes awarded.
For more information on the car show, call Evelyn Brandon at 626-0311 or e-mail
For information on the tournament, please call the Bridge City Chamber at 735-5671.

TAKS retesting/remediation schedule

The following exit level TAKS testing dates are for LC-M students who need to re-test in one or more subject areas. Also included are dates, times, and locations for remediation opportunities. For more information, call 886-5821. Retest datesare as follows:
July 15 – ELA; July 16 – Math; July 17 – Science; July 18 – Social Studies.
Students planning to retest should arrive on campus by 8:15. Testing begins at 8:30.
Remediation opportunities:
ELA – July 8-10 from 9-11:30 with Valrie Gilbeaux in Room G18.
Math – July 14, 15 from 6-7:30 p.m. at Lamar State College-Orange, Room 134 of the Wilson Building with Ricky Ryan.
Science – July 8-11 from 3:30-5 p.m. with Rick Dean in Room F5.
Social Studies – July 8-10 from 1-3 p.m. with Bernard Perricone in Room B10.

St. Mark suspends program for summer

The luncheon fundraiser program for St. Mark Lutheran Church in Bridge City is suspended for the summer, but will start again in September. Plans are to cook from September 2008 to May 2009. The menus for these meals will be smoked chicken, gumbo and chili.
For any comments or suggestions regarding the meals call Elinda at 735-8727 or Pat at 722-6655.

Membership drive for VFW Auxiliary
The Ladies Auxiliary to Orange Veterans of Foreign Wars is beginning their membership drive for the fiscal year 2008-2009. Members are asked to remit their dues early to avoid holiday seasons and last minute payments. All dues are to be in no later than December 15th to remain current.
The incoming President, Gail Duhon, is in hopes of having a large number of dues to turn in during the Transmittal of Memberships at the State Convention the end of June.
Members are urged to send their dues of $16 to the Ladies Auxiliary VFW Post 2775 in care of Patricia Kemp, Treasurer, 4700 London Circle, Orange, TX 77632.  
For further information, contact Kemp at 886-2796 or Secretary Jeanette Clark at 883-0264.

Larry Hunter benefit set

Wayne Toups will perform at a “Bayou Bash” fundraiser for Larry Hunter, candidate for the District 19 state representative seat, on Aug. 9 at VFW Post 2772 off Texas 87 in Orange. Doors open and food served at 7 p.m.; the show starts at 8:30. Other features include a silent auction. Tickets are $25, available at The Record Newspapers, 333 W. Roundbunch Road in Bridge City; Gunn’s Studio, 1403 Green Ave. in Orange; and in Vidor at the Hunter Campaign Headquarters, 1091 N. Main St, Suite D; or the Hunter Burch law offices, 1260 N. Main. Limited table sponsorships include a VIP reception with Toups. For more information, call Liza Maze at 651-6090; or Marc Carter, 882-1922.

VFW Ladies Auxiliary programs coming up

The Ladies Auxiliary to Orange Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2775 has kicked the new fiscal year off with a Membership Drive the 4th of July and presented a Flag Video Program to residents of the Arboretum Nursing Home in Winnie. Flags were presented to the residents and the program was well received. Two
auxiliary members and two post members visited the City of Refuge Homeless Shelter in Vinton, Louisiana.
A tour of the facility and works in progress was provided by Burt Stigen, Director. A list of needs was also
obtained and the auxiliary will be taking this on as a Veterans and Family Services Project since many Orange County Veterans use the facility and service is provided to Orange County and other veterans to and from doctors, VA Hospitals, VA Clinics, job searches, shopping and more. Emphasis of the facility is geared toward veterans who are homeless. The Shelter provides all the needs of their residents and operates solely on donations and volunteers. The residents work on the cabins, which are built from donated materials and resemble log cabins and can house up to 4 persons. For further information, contact Chairman Jeanette Clark at 409-883-0264. Leave a message if necessary…calls will be returned.

Thrift & Gift Special

  Orange Thrift & Gift Shop, located at 350  37th Street in Orange, is preparing for the August Fling & Clearance Sale to take place from August 5th through August 22nd.  The shop and vendors will have a wide array of newer items as well as many items on clearance or reduced in price.  Just a few of the items consists of collectibles, books, art work, household decorative items, hand crafted items, glassware and much more.  Quilters are working hard on new quilts and chances are being sold on finished products.  The gym, where bargains are many, is open from 9 to 11 most mornings.  The shop hours are Tuesday through Friday from 9 am to 3 pm.  For further information, call 886-7649 during business hours.


Saturday August 2nd 9am-11am
Saturday August 9th 9am-11am
(Two days only)

Sign-up at OYBS field house off

Baseball $50.00
Softball $60.00