Service Guild
A Lutcher Theater Service Guild general meeting will be at 5:30 p.m. Thursday in the theater auditorium. An ushers’ workshop will follow. Members will be able to sign-up for several new shows.
For more information, call Les Jones 883-5544, or the theater, 886-5535.

Band reunion

A reception/open house to recognize all former Bridge City High School Band members will be from 6:30-8 p.m., Monday, at Bridge City High School. The BCHS Alumni Association and Bridge City ISD invite band members as well as alumni from all graduating classes. Band alumni will be invited to march with the BCHS Band to Larry Ward Stadium after the reception for the “Burning of the Letters” and pep rally.
On Sept. 25, band members from all graduating classes will be recognized during the homecoming game.

Belly dancing classes
The Continuing Education Department at Lamar State College-Port Arthur is offering six-week non-credit courses in beginning and intermediate belly dancing. Charles Gongre, dean of Academic and Continuing Education Programs at the college, said, “These courses for women of all shapes, sizes and levels of dance experience. They cover specific controlled movements and rhythms that are basic to Middle Eastern dancing and music, as adapted for the sensibilities of an American audience.”
Both courses begin Sept. 22 and continue for the next five Tuesdays. Dance instructor Anna Regan Lilyquist will lead the course, which will meet in the aerobic dance studio of the Carl Parker Multipurpose Center, 1800 Lakeshore Drive. Course fee is $50.
To register, or for more information, call the LSC-PA Continuing Education Office at 984-6230.

Open house
A parents’ open house at North Early Learning Center is set from 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday. The event begins with an assembly in the gym and then continue with classroom visitation.

Health committee meeting

West Orange-Cove CISD invites all parents and community members to the WOCCISD School Health Advisory Committee (SHAC) meeting from 5-6 p.m., Monday  at Anderson Elementary. Topics include information regarding health programs such as Safe and Drug Free Schools, recent legislative updates and board policies related to physical education, Texas Fitness Now and Fitnessgram testing.

BCHS alumni to meet

A 6:30 p.m. meeting of the Bridge City High School Alumni Association is set for Thursday at Bridge City High School.
The group’s plans will be finalized for homecoming week, the presentation of this year’s Distinguished Alumni and the reception to honor all former BCHS band members.
Graduates are invited and encouraged to attend. Questions/suggestions may be forwarded to Ella Stuebing at

BC classes of 1957-62 reunion
The Bridge City High School classes of 1957-62 plan a reunion from 6-11 p.m. Sept. 26 at the high school cafeteria. Music of the ‘50s and ‘60s will be played by J.D. Smith. Dress is casual.
The cost is $15 per person and should be paid by Sept. 21, so that ample food will be provided. Send payment to: Class REUNION  57-62, P.O. Box 1066, Bridge City, 77611.
For more information, e-mail Raylene McKinney Terrell at or Wayne and Sharon (Elkins) Dubose at

NELC Open House
Parents are invited to North Early Learning Center for Open House from 5:30 – 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 17.
It will begin with an assembly in the gym and then continue with classroom visitation.

LSC-O shows appreciation

Lamar State College-Orange’s Student Appreciation Day will be held from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Thursday, on the Student Center lawn. The theme and purpose of the day is to show students they appreciate them for choosing LSC-O and show them what they have to offer.
“We have so many things to be appreciative of this semester – record enrollment, our 40th Anniversary and a wonderful campus restoration after that ‘three letter word’…IKE,” stated De’Awn Barkers in a press release from the campus.
There will be free hot dogs, freebies and various organizations sharing information.

Conwell offers novel class
If you’ve ever thought about writing a novel, join Port Neches author, Kent Conwell, who will conduct a six-week ‘Writing the Novel’ class at Lamar University Continuing Education from 6-8 p.m. beginning Tuesday, Oct. 6, on campus.
Conwell has published over fifty westerns and mysteries.
By the end of the course, a student will have developed characters and plot, written a premise, a beginning, an ending, and an outline for the middle of the novel.
Tuition is $79.00. Register with Rhonda at 409-880-2233.

Boaters host poker run

The Orange Boating Club will be having it’s Annual Poker Run Saturday, Sept. 26.
Registration starts at 9:00 a.m. Registration fee is $25.00 per person.

POW/MIA ceremony to be held
Friday is POW/MIA Day. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9854 is hosting a POW/MIA ceremony. The Vietnam Veterans of America from DeRidder, La., will perform the official “Missing Man” ceremony and school children will read the names of the local Prisoners of War/Missing in Action. Special Guest Speaker Sonja Lambert, who has been organizing POW/MIA events for over 40 years, will speak on the history and development of POW/MIA Day. This ceremony is open to the public and will be held on the steps of Vinton City Hall at 10 a.m. Friday, rain or shine.

Mustang tickets on sale
Tickets for the WOS Mustangs vs. Jasper Bulldogs at 7:30 p.m., Friday, in Jasper will be on sale in the Athletic Office: Wednesday – 1-3 p.m.; Thursday – 9 a.m. – noon and 1-3 p.m.; Friday – 9 a.m. -noon.
Ticket prices are $5 for adults and $3 for students. All tickets at the gate are $5.

Hunter Safety Class scheduled

A Hunter Education Safety Class will be held 5 – 10 p.m., Sept. 20-30. Both sessions must be attended for certification, which is required if you are at least 17 years old and were born on or after Sept. 2, 1971 to hunt in Texas. You can become certified if you are at least 9 years old.
Call Danny Odom to register at 883-8118. Don’t wait until the last minute, classes are few and fill quickly. Citations have been issued for not following game laws.
This class is not for just hunters, anyone who handles firearms can benefit from it.

Service League seeking applicants
The Service League of Orange is now accepting requests for application forms to receive financial assistance through their Community Needs committee. The Service League encourages projects, events and activities that primarily target the good of the entire “Orange County” community.
To qualify, you must be able to supply verification that you are a non-profit organization, along with you Service League Needs application.
Applications and verification of non-profit status must be returned to the Service League by Oct. 1. Applications can be obtained by calling Ellen Ray at 883-2970 or Cheryl Sargent at 882-1804.

Cormier Museum open before game Friday
The Cormier Museum, a retrospective of Orangefield school and community memorabilia, will be open to the public before the Orangefield High School homecoming game from 5-7 p.m., Sept. 18, according to Orangefield ISD Superintendent Philip Welch.

Rummage sale

 The Orange Thrift and Gift Shop, 350 37th St., will host a fall

rummage sale from 8 a.m.-noon, Oct. 10. Table spaces will be rented

through the shop at $7 a space. All spaces will be outdoors. Vendors

will provide their own tables and gates will open at 7 to vendors only.

The Bargain Shop will be open and possibly the main shop.

Cut off date for rentals is Oct. 8. To rent spaces, go by the shop

during regular hours of 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays. For

more information, call 883-7649.