Relay for Life fundraiser
The Orange and Bridge City branches of Bridge City Bank will host a bake sale Fridays until May 1. Donations will go to the Relay for Life, a benefit for the American Cancer Society.

Diabetes awareness
     Orange County Diabetes Prevention Awareness and Health Education Program presents “Do Well, Be Well with Diabetes,” An educational program for people with pre diabetes and type 2 diabetes. The primary goal is to help participants learn how to manage their blood glucose in the ranges recommended by the American Diabetes Association. April classes are from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Express Hotel in Orange April 6-10 and April 13. Classes are free. To preregister, call the Texas AgriLife Extension Office 882-7010.

WOHS classes of ‘60, ‘63 seek classmates

A search is on for members of West Orange Class of 1960, for an upcoming reunion in May and the class of 1963 to build a database for a future reunion. 
Current contact information for members of the 1960 class can be e-mailed or phone to Mike Trahan, pawpaw90@aol.com or (940) 300-4869 (cell phone with voicemail).
Class of ‘63 members can be e-mailed to Mike Louviere at mike.louviere@gmail.com or called into 313-4442.

Thrift Shop taking reservations

The Orange Thrift and Gift Shop, 350 37 St., is now taking reservations for table spaces for its annual rummage sale fundraiser from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 2. Fees are $12 for inside spaces and $10 for outdoor spaces, on a first come, first-served basis. Also, the shop continues a half-price sale on books, magazines and clothing. The quilters are at the shop Tuesday and Thursday mornings. The shop accepts donations from individuals and garage sale leftovers. Volunteers are welcome, including men who can do carpentry and light-duty work. For more information, call the shop Tuesdays through Fridays at 886-7649.

Relay for Life fundraiser
The Orange and Bridge City branches of Bridge City Bank will host a bake sale Fridays until May 1. Donations will go to the Relay for Life, a benefit for the American Cancer Society.

Diabetes awareness
Orange County Diabetes Prevention Awareness and Health Education Program presents “Do Well, Be Well with Diabetes,” An educational program for people with pre diabetes and type 2 diabetes. The primary goal is to help participants learn how to manage their blood glucose in the ranges recommended by the American Diabetes Association.
April classes are from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Express Hotel in Orange April 6-10 and April 13.
Classes are free.
To preregister, call the Texas AgriLife Extension Office 882-7010.

WOHS reunion seeking classmates
A search is on for members of West Orange Class of 1960, for an upcoming reunion in May and the class of 1963 to build a database for a future reunion. 
Current contact information for members of the 1960 class can be e-mailed or phone to Mike Trahan, pawpaw90@aol.com or (940) 300-4869 (cell phone with voicemail).
Class of ‘63 members can be e-mailed to Mike Louviere at mike.louviere@gmail.com or called into 313-4442.

Strutters’ clinic
The Strutters Clinic, a dance workshop for Pre-K through eighth-grade girls, is set for April 4 from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the Bridge City High School Gym. The Bridge City Strutters Dance / Drill Team will teach participants stretch technique and a jazz dance.
Participants are invited to dance in the Strutters Spring Revue on April 25 at the Lutcher Theater in Orange.
Cost of $30 includes a “Future Strutter” T-shirt. Registration deadline is March 23. Forms are available at all BC schools.
For more information, call Cathy Riley at 735-8521.

Strutters annual golf tournament
The Bridge City Strutters annual golf tournament will be May 16, at Babe Zaharas Golf Course in Port Arthur. The tournament is an 18-hole, four-person scramble. Entry fee of $200 per team includes green fee, cart, food, drink and prizes. Registration deadline is May 6.
Hole sponsorship is $100 and includes a sponsor page in the Spring Revue Program. Hole sponsors must be submitted by April 14.
For more information, call Cathy Riley at 735-8521, or 735-1501.

Guns ‘n Hoses benefit

The annual Guns ‘n Hoses basketball game between the Orange fire and police departments, this year a fundraiser for West Orange-Stark Project Safe Graduation, will be at 7 p.m. March 26 at WO-S High School, 1400 Newton St.
 For more information, call Capt. Kathy Staudt at the Orange Fire Department, 988-7465.

Bridge City class of ‘79 reunion
The Bridge City class of 1979’s 30-year reunion will be from 7 p.m. to midnight Aug. 1 at the Holiday Inn-Park Central in Port Arthur. Invitations and registrations have been mailed. Completed forms should be returned as soon as possible.
For more information, e-mail Lori Bergeron Haynes at hotgranny61@yahoo.com; or Paige Daniels Williams at ctwilljr@aol.com.

Eighth District Mobile Office Schedule

U.S. Congressman Kevin Brady’s Eighth District Mobile Office will be making its rounds to local communities throughout the region from Tuesday, March 24 through Thursday, March 26.
The Mobile Office will be staffed with Congressional caseworkers ready to help people with government problems such as Medicare, hurricane relief, immigration, veterans and Social Security issues, without those constituents having to spend their precious gas dollars, especially during these hard economic times.  
Brady has regional offices in Orange, Huntsville and Conroe to serve the 11 counties in the congressional district.  
 A complete schedule of the tour follows.  For additional information about the mobile office tour, please contact the Conroe District Office toll free at 1-877-441-5700.
• Tuesday, March 24, 2009, Orange, Newton, Jasper Counties, 9:00 – 10:00 a.m., Bridge City (Orange County), Location: Bridge City High School, Address: 2690 Texas Avenue, Bridge City, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
• Mauriceville, Location: State Rep. Mike Hamilton’s Office, Address: 10383 Highway 12, Orange, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Lenten meditations, lunch
First Presbyterian Church of Orange, 902 Green Ave., offers Lenten meditations to the community and church members on four consecutive Wednesdays at noon through April 8.
Sack lunches will be available in the Gillespie Building. Participants are welcome to dine in or dine out.
The Fellowship Hall of the Lutcher Building will be open for silent prayer. Printed devotionals will be available.
Music director Darren Hoyland will play the 50-year-old Casavant French-style pipe organ located in the sanctuary.
For more information, call Sarah Fleener at 289-3087 or e-mail at sfleener504@sbcglobal.net.

OC Relay for Life to hold meetings

Orange County Relay for Life will hold team captain meetings, March 30 and April 20. All team captains are encouraged to attend.
Additionally, the Relay for Life committee will have meetings on April 13 and April 27. All individuals interested in assisting in planning the OC Relay for Life event scheduled May 1 and 2 are welcome to attend.
All meetings begin at 6 p.m. and will be held at the Entergy building, on Strickland Drive in Orange.
Relay for Life is the signature event of the American Cancer Society.
For more information contact Becky Grant at nana4343@sbcglobal.net; or Jacki Burleson at 835-2139.

WO-S MS holds Book Fair

West Orange – Stark Middle School is holding a Book Fair that will continue through March 27.
The Book Fair will be held in the WO-S Middle School Library which is on the second floor of the Stark Building.

Easter Egg-stravaganza hosted

First Baptist Church-Orange will host the Easter Egg-stravaganza 3 – 5 p.m., Saturday, April 11 at the FBC-O Sports Complex on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive (Near the Little Cypress-Mauriceville bus barn. There will be crafts, games, bounce houses, egg hunt and special prizes including a Nintendo Wii. The public is invited.
For more information go to www.thejourneymatters.com

Eagle Heights hosts eggstravaganza

Eagle Heights Church, will host an Easter fun day 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., Saturday, April 11th. There will be kite flying, crafts, games, puppet show, train rides and an egg hunt. Bring your Easter basket.
Eagle Heights is located at 11815 IH-10, Orange. Call 745-0050 for more details.

Meeting for home-school/private school parents

A meeting will be held at 5:00 p.m., Thursday, April 16, at the Little Cypress-Mauriceville CISD Education Center (at the Special Programs building on the corner of Martin Luther King Jr. Drive and Farm Road 1130)  to give representatives of private schools and parents who home-school their children the opportunity to participate in planning and consultation for the federal Title 1, 2, and 4 programs.
At 6:30 p.m., a consultation meeting will be held to discuss which eligible private school students will receive special education services, the services to be provided, how and where the services will be provided, and how the services provided will be evaluated.
For more information, contact Jody Slaughter or Dr. Bob Finch at the LCM Special Programs Office, 883-6970.

WO-C study lab welcomes students   
West Orange – Cove CISD’s Community Afterschool Study Lab, operated in partnership with Trinity Lutheran Church, welcomes students in first through twelfth grades.
 The lab is open from 3:15 – 5:15 p.m., each Wednesday and Thursday afternoon through April, whenever school is in session.  
Each lab is staffed with a leader, aides and/or volunteers to assist students with their homework.
The afterschool study lab is located at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1819 N. 16th St., in the Fellowship Hall.
Parents should use the parking lot at the back of the church.
Services are free to students and families of WO-C CISD.