20th Annual Cardinal Cross Country Classic

Saturday, August 30, 2008Time Table Order of Events:

7:00 Check-in and walk course
7:30 Open Division 5-K and 1 mile fun run**
8:00 Varsity Boys (4A and 5A) 3 Miles
8:30 Varsity Boys (3A and Under) 3 Miles
9:00 Varsity Girls (4A and 5A) 2 Miles
9:25 Varsity Girls (3A and Under) 2 Miles
9:50 JV Boys (All Divisions) 3 Miles
10:20 JV Girls (All Divisions) 2 Miles
10:55 Jr. High Boys (All Divisions) 2 Miles
11:20 Jr. High Girls (All Divisions) 2 Miles

Senior Passes to all Home Athletic Sporting Events in BC

The 2008 Bridge City Cardinal Football Season is underway. Bridge City ISD would like to offer Senior Citizens of our community a pass to attend all home Athletic Sporting Events including general admission to Varsity Football games FREE of charge (must be at least 62). Please call or come by the Athletic Directors’ office at 350 Bower or call (409) 735-1542 for an application.

BCISD will also honor Senior Citizen passes from other school districts for all Athletic Sporting Events.

Orange County Master Gardeners To Hold Fall Gardening Seminar.

Saturday, September 6, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon , the Orange County Master Gardeners will hold an open to the public fall gardening seminar.  The presentation will take place in the Wilson Building , room 101 on the Lamar, Orange campus.

Featured topics will be fall gardening, planting and yard winterizing.  Dr. Dennis Franklin will lead the presentation, starting out with earth friendly gardening. Crystal Wingate and Betty Patten will cover fall herbs.  Much more information, to include how to save and use rainwater plus deep root fertilization and how these pertain to fall garden preparation will be covered.

New and seasoned gardeners are urged to attend.

Records scheduled for destruction

Sherry Combs from Little Cypress-Mauriceville school district announced that records of some LCM CISD students are scheduled to be disposed of because the legal time frame the records must be kept has been completed.

The records that will be destroyed are:

Records of special education services for LCM CISD students born in 1976, 1977, or 1978; Dyslexia records of students for whom dyslexia services ceased during the 2000 – 2001, 2001 – 2002, and 2002 – 2003 school years.

Former students or parents of minor students may request these records from the LCM CISD Special Programs Office at 6579 FM 1130, Orange, Texas (883-6970) until Oct. 1. The records will be destroyed after that date.

For additional information, please call the Special Programs Office at 883-6970.

LC-M hosts substitute teacher orientation

Individuals interested in substitute teaching for the Little Cypress-Mauriceville school district may attend an orientation session, set from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Sept. 4 in the administration office, 6586 Farm Road 1130. Before being approved as a substitute, a transcript of college work or high school transcript (if no college hours have been earned) must be on file. Substitute applications may be printed from the district Web site (www.lcmcisd.org/hr/apps.htm), or available in the personnel office. Questions about the session should be addressed to Beth Sonnier, human resources manager, by calling 883-2232.

BC Chamber sets fundraiser, homecoming parade

A 50/50 drawing, nachos and drinks will highlight a classic car display and link sale fundraiser for the Bridge City Chamber of Commerce, set from 5 to 9 p.m. Sept. 13 in the Bridge City Wal-Mart parking lot. For car show information, call (409) 735-5671 or (409) 626-0311. Also, a Bridge City Homecoming Parade and Car Show starts at 10 a.m. Sept. 20. Classic cars are needed for the parade, and entry forms are available by calling 735-5671.

Chevron Retirees Association to Meet

The Chevron Retirees Association will meet Tuesday, September 16, 2008, at 11:00 a.m. in the CPERA clubhouse near the ChevronPhillips plant in Orange. All Chevron and Texaco retirees are cordially invited to bring a covered dish and enjoy the fellowship before lunch at 12N. An election of officers will be held after lunch followed by more fellowship and playing of games after the meeting.

Eat pizza to help buy equipment

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

The department will have “Mazzio Nights” from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Sept. 15, and Oct. 13 . Each night Mazzio’s Pizza in Orange will donate a portion of the proceeds collected during those three hours to the Pinehurst Fire and Rescue department.

Fire Chief Grady Gray and all the members of the department invite you to eat at Mazzio’s and help the department raise funds.

Angel Food Menu for September

Trinity Lutheran Church will take Angel Food Ministry orders on Tuesday, September 9, from 10:00 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. at the church located at 1819 North 16th Street in Orange. Menus are located in a box at the southeast corner of the church.

Payment should be by money order or the Lone Star Food Voucher program.

Orders will be distributed Saturday, September 27, from 8:00 until 9:00 a.m.

The regular menu, costing $30, consists of 1.5 lb. of top sirloin strip steaks, 2lb. of boneless skinless chicken breasts, 3 lb. of breaded chicken chucks, 1.5 lb. of boneless pork filets, 20 oz. supreme pizza, 1 lb. of ground turkey, 1 lb. of cheddar cheese bratwurst sausage, 1 lb. of green beans, 1 lb. of stir fry vegetables, 35 oz. bag of crinkle-cut fries, 32 oz. of Borden 2% shelf stable milk, 7.5 oz. of macaroni and cheese, 15 oz. of pork and beans, 7 oz. chicken flavored rice and vermicelli, 1 lb. of pinto beans, one dozen eggs, and one dessert item.

In addition to the regular menu, senior boxes of ten frozen meals are available for $20 as well as special boxes of food. Special #1 is 6 lb. of assorted meat for grilling; special #2 is a 5 lb steak and meat combo box; special #3 is a 10 lb. party wing box; special #4 is a 10 lb. dinner box containing 5, frozen meals weighing 2 lb. each; and special #5 is a fresh fruit and vegetable box. Special boxes are priced at $20. with special 5 costing $19. Special boxes are available only with the purchase of the regular or senior box.

LU and LIT to celebrate Constitution Day 2008

Lamar University will partner with Lamar Institute of Technology to celebrate Constitution Day 2008, Wednesday, Sept. 17 at 7:30 p.m. on the eighth floor of the Mary and John Gray Library. The fourth annual event is open to Lamar and LIT students, faculty, staff and the community. Featured speakers include Dominic Beggan, assistant professor of political science at Lamar, Paul Hemenway, professor of communication at Lamar and Maj. Robert Campbell, U.S. Army Reserve. Discussion topics range from how the constitution impacts the military to knowing your school-related, constitutionally-guaranteed first amendment freedoms. The program is the highlight of Constitution Week, which is celebrated Sept.14-20. The event is free to attend. For more information on the Constitution Day program, contact Theresa Hefner-Babb at (409) 880-2135.

LSC-PA course can save couples $60 on marriage license

A new state law that goes into effect Sept.1 will raise the state fee for a marriage license to $60, in addition to up to $12 in local fees.

However, Golden Triangle couples who complete a free eight-hour communication workshop at Lamar State College-Port Arthur will not have to pay the $60 state fee and can forgo the normal 72-hour waiting period before they can take their marriage vows.

Lamar State will offer the communication workshop, “Together in Texas,” this fall on three Saturdays – Sept. 27, Oct. 25 and Nov. 22.

The workshop, conducted by Family Services of Southeast Texas, is designed for engaged or married couples of all ages to teach them how to communicate effectively, resolve conflicts and maintain intimacy.

A couple who completes the workshop will receive a certificate they can take to their county clerk when they apply for a marriage license. The certificate is good for one year and serves as proof that the couple is eligible for the $60 discount off their marriage license fee.

The workshop is set for 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in Room 422 of the Lamar State-PA Student Center, 1600 Procter Street.

Admission to the workshop is free, but reservations are required.

For reservations, call Family Services of Southeast Texas at (409) 833-2668 ext, 115.

TAAS or TAKS re-test scheduled for those no longer in school

Individuals who are no longer enrolled in school and who have not previously met minimum expectations on all sections of the TAAS or TAKS test, but who have met all other graduation requirements, may register to retake the necessary section(s).

Out-of-school re-testers can register for the TAAS or TAKS re-test by accessing the Texas Assessment website at http://k12testing.tx.ncsperson.com or by completing and submitting a paper registration form. Registration packets can be picked up at Bridge City High School. The appropriate registration form must be submitted online or returned in the pre-addressed envelope and received in Austin no later than 5:00 p.m., Sept. 19.

For more information, please contact Bridge City High School, Counselor’s Office, at 735-1539.

OHS Project Graduation meets Sept. 2

Graduation locations, implementing a points system and planning upcoming events will be discussed when Orangefield 2009 Project Graduation meets at 6 p.m Sept. 2 in the Orangefield High School cafeteria. All seniors and their parents are encouraged to attend. Parents are asked to bring a 12-pack of soft drinks or bottled water.

BCHS class of 1957-61 plan reunion

The Bridge City High School classes of 1957 through ‘61 plan a 50-year reunion honoring the class of 1958, from 6 to 11 p.m. Sept. 20 in the school cafeteria. Dana Melancon of KBTV will provide “oldies but goodies” entertainment. Organizers need contact information, particular for 1960 classmates. Persons who did not receive an invitation last year may call Raylene (McKinney) Terrell at 735-3128, or e-mail auntray@gt.rr.com. Information can also be found at the reunion Web site, www.bridgecityhighschool.com.

LIT to honor American heroes Sept. 10

Army Reserve Lt. Col. Giulia Giacoppe, who has more than 20 years of commissioned service, will speak at Lamar Institute of Technology’s Salute to Real American Heroes dinner at 7 p.m. Sept. 10 at the Harvest Club, 2600 Gulf St., Beaumont. Proceeds will go to scholarships for individuals enrolled in the fire academy, police academy, EMS and Homeland Security programs at LIT. The dinner is free to all uniformed police, fire, EMS and military personnel and their spouses. Individual tickets are $25 each. Table sponsorships are available. For more information, call 839-2983.

Membership drive in effect for BC Athletic Booster Club  

The Bridge City High School Cardinal Athletic Booster Club is seeking members. Membership is $10 per family and will allow your senior athlete to apply for a scholarship to go towards his/her higher education.

CABC is raising funds by selling raffle tickets for a custom golf cart,  see a board member or the athletic director’s secretary for tickets.

Miss Mardi Gras pageant planned Sept. 13

The Greater Orange Area Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with Lamar State College-Orange and Sabine Federal Credit Union, will present a pageant open to girls 1 month to 19 years old Sept. 13. The winner of the queen’s division of “Miss Mardi Gras on the Sabine” will receive a $1,500.00 scholarship to Lamar-Orange. For applications, or for more information, call the chamber at 883-3536, or drop by the chamber office at at 1012 Green Ave.

First UMC-Orange offers Parkinson’s meeting

“Wednesday Night Live” at First United Methodist Church in Orange will host an informational meeting on Parkinson’s awareness at 6 p.m. Sept. 3. Representatives from the Eljay Foundation for Parkinson Awareness and the Gulf Coast Regional Chapter of the National Parkinson Foundation will be on-hand to answer questions and offer reading materials.  

Lutcher Service Guild looking for volunteers

Hardworking volunteers with the Lutcher Theater Service Guild recently attended an appreciation breakfast held at Bronz Coffeehouse in Orange.  Members who worked dance recitals were given the opportunity to sign up for upcoming shows for the 2008-2009 season.  If you are interested in joining the guild, it is not too late. Contact Jennie Hutchison at 735-5187 or the theater at 886-5535 for more information.   The next general meeting will be held on Thursday, September 4th at 5:00 p.m., in the lobby of the theaters’ third floor.  All persons interested in ushering are urged to attend a brief workshop immediately following the meeting.  Members will also have the opportunity to view recent improvements made to the theater.

LCM invites community to become involved

The Little Cypress-Mauriceville CISD welcomes and encourages participation by parents, grandparents, business and industry, and community members in all of its schools. There are a number of ways to be involved. These include the District Education Improvement Committee, Campus Improvement Committees, as volunteers who serve on a weekly basis, or as special interest speakers who share their special knowledge or skills with students on a one-time or short-term basis.

To learn more or sign up for one or more of these activities, please call Sherry Combs at 883-2232, extension 3, or e-mail her at scombs@lcmcisd.org.

Shangri La Spotlights Texas Black Bears in Beat the Heat Presentation

Black bears will be the focus of the final installment of Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center’s 2008 Beat the Heat presentation series. Rickey Maxey of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department will lead the discussion, titled Black Bears in Texas, on Tuesday, September 16 at 7:00 p.m. The event is free of charge and will be held at the Stark Museum Education Center, which is located at 812 Green Avenue, Orange, Texas, across 7th Street from the Stark Museum of Art in downtown Orange.

In the 1890s, black bears were found throughout east Texas; however, they became nearly extinct due to habitat destruction and hunting pressure. Conservation efforts have helped save the species, and bears are once again being spotted in east Texas and western Louisiana. In his presentation, Maxey will discuss the species and their condition in the area today.

For more information, please visit www.shangrilagardens.org or call 409.670.9113.

Golden Kiwanis

Sheryl Gilbeaux of the State Health Dept. will speak to the Golden K Kiwanis Club at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, September 3rd 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.

Oates Elementary Open House

Parents are invited to Oates Elementary for Open House on Monday, Sept. 8.

Open House, from 6 – 7 p.m., will begin with a short parent involvement meeting in the cafeteria, followed by classroom visitation.

October

BC Class of ‘83 Reunion

The class of 1983 will have a 25-year reunion on Saturday October 25, at the Bridge City Community Center. From 8:00 pm to 12:00 am. Please call Monica Lemoine @ 409-543-0411 or e-mail me @ mgbuchanan@sbcglobal.net for more information. We would love to see you there.

Eat pizza to help buy equipment

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

The department will have “Mazzio Nights” from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Oct. 13 . Each night Mazzio’s Pizza in Orange will donate a portion of the proceeds collected during those three hours to the Pinehurst Fire and Rescue department.

Fire Chief Grady Gray and all the members of the department invite you to eat at Mazzio’s and help the department raise funds.

Cowboy Up!

You are invited to the LCM Honey Bear – Bulls & Barrel Rodeo Event Saturday, October 11th at the Orange County Sheriff’s Posse Rodeo Arena.

The Gates Open at 6:00 P.M. The Event Begins at 8:00 P.M.
Tickets are $6.00 for adults and $4.00 for children 12 & under
Food & Fun for Everyone

Thrift shop taking reservations for Oct. sale

Orange Thrift and Gift Shop, 350  37th St. in Orange, is taking vendor reservations for the anual fall rummage sale, set from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 11. Vendors may sign-up for the $12 indoor or $10 outdoor spaces on a first-come, first-served basis. No electrical outlets will be available and vendors must provide their own tables. Make reservations in person at the shop from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m Tuesdays through Fridays, or call the shop during those hours at 886-7649.

BC Fire & Rescue Auxiliary seeking donations

The Bridge City Fire & Rescue Ladies Auxiliary are requesting donations for the Halloween dance they are hosting Oct. 18. Donations they receive will help with the cost of the dance and door prizes. Any donation will be greatly appreciated.

The auxiliary assists the volunteer fire department and the community with charitable needs.

If you have any further questions, you may contact Kelli Mitchell at (409) 719-8681 or Angie Breaux at (409) 735-9173.

LCM invites community to become involved

The Little Cypress-Mauriceville CISD welcomes and encourages participation by parents, grandparents, business and industry, and community members in all of its schools. There are a number of ways to be involved. These include the District Education Improvement Committee, Campus Improvement Committees, as volunteers who serve on a weekly basis, or as special interest speakers who share their special knowledge or skills with students on a one-time or short-term basis.

To learn more or sign up for one or more of these activities, please call Sherry Combs at 883-2232, extension 3, or e-mail her at scombs@lcmcisd.org.