OC Retired Teachers to meet Dec. 13

The next meeting of the Orange County Retired Teachers Association (OCRTA) will be held on Monday, Dec. 13 at 11 a.m. at Wesley United Methodist Church, 401 37th Street in Orange.
The Christmas program will be presented by the Bridge City High Cardinal Singers, under the direction of Tina Bernard. There will be a covered dish luncheon after the meeting. Members are requested to bring new stuffed animals or toys for CASA and children’s books for the TRTA Book Drive.

Orange VFW to host adult Christmas Party on Dec. 18

VFW Post 2775 and The Ladies Auxiliary invite all members and their spouses, or dates, to join in the Christmas festivities at the post Saturday, December 18th at 6:30 p.m. The auxiliary will prepare a finger-food buffet for the enjoyment of those inattendance and the post will provide beverages. For those wishing to dance, John Clark will serve as D-Jay, playing a wide variety of music from every era. For further information, contact Auxiliary President Jeanette Clark at 409-883-0264.

Southeast Texas Hospice to host open house and Toilet Paper Tea

Southeast Texas Hospice, located at 912 West Cherry Street in Orange, is hosting an open house and Toilet Paper Tea on Thursday, Dec. 9 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
All are invited and encouraged to bring one of the following items to help stock the Hospice’s shelves for the New Year:
Plastic garbage bags, paper towels, ziplock bags, aluminum foil, cleaning supplies, toilet papers, dishwasher soap, light bulbs, solid air freshener, coffee, sugar, creamer, scotch tape, index cards, black pens or copier paper. Cash donations are also welcome.

LCM High School launches annual cheese log sale

The Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School Life Skills Class has launched its annual cheese log sale; something many parents, staff and community members look forward to each Christmas season. The logs are available in cheddar and jalapeno and sell for $6.75 each. The class raises funds through this sale for educational field trips and other enrichment projects.
To order, call 409-886-5821, extension 1560 or email tparker@lcmcisd.org. The deadline for placing orders is Friday, Dec. 10, and logs may be picked up in the Life Skills Classroom from Dec. 12 through 14.

Starks Memorial VFW to host dance on Dec. 18

Starks Memorial VFW- 4402 Hwy 12 in Starks, La. will host a dance on Dec. 18 from 8 p.m. to midnight. Timmy Dugas & Zydecane, Special guest Sean Vidrine & some of his band DaClassic’s, Swamp Pop, country, blues, cajun and more will be featured. Tickets cost $ 8 for a single person or $ 15 for a couple. The community is invited to come out and have a good time with family & friends. For more information, call 337-743-6409.

Orange boat club christmas party

The Orange Boat Club will be holding its annual Christmas Dance on Saturday Dec. 11 at at 8 p.m. at the Boat Club facility located at 2206 Dupont Drive. Live music is planned featuring the Red Bone Cookin’ band. Admission will be donations of five can goods or non-perishable food items per member and invited guests. Come and have a great adult time and contribute to a good cause! Cash donations will be accepted in lieu of food donations. Members or friends not attending the dance can bring can contribute goods or cash donations in advance. Finger foods and deserts are welcome!

Bridge City Band meeting moved to Dec. 7

The Bridge City Band holiday concert and gumbo dinner will be Thursday, Dec. 9 in the high school cafeteria. For tickets contact any Bridge City band student. For additional information visit www.bridgecitybands.com.

BC High School Cheerleaders to sponsor safe New Year’s Eve lock-in

The Bridge City High School Cheerleaders are hosting a New Year’s Eve lock-in for children in grades kindergarten to fifth grade. This lock-in is a fundraiser for a cheerleading trip to Hawaii this summer and it provides a safe, guilt-free New Year’s Eve to parents.
The lock-in will take place in The Next Level Gym in Bridge City and the doors will open at 7 a.m. Children need to be picked up by 8 a.m. the following morning.
Pizza and drinks will be served for dinner and donuts will be served for breakfast. Snacks and extra drinks may be purchased all night long for $1 each at the Hawaiian Snack Shack. New Year’s trinkets will be for sale and photos with a cheerleader may be purchased for $10. The photos will be ready to take home that morning.
Movies and gym floor space will be available to keep the kids buys and the gym will have bouncers to keep the children safe and secure. Cost is $50 per child and space is limited to the first 80 children. To sign up or for more information, call 409-330-1905 or email moore-kristi@sbcglobal.net.

Red Hot Flashers to met Dec. 15

The Red Hot Flashers of Orange County will meet Wednesday, Dec. 15, at 11:30 a.m. at the Brown Center in Orange for their annual Christmas Party. Members are asked to bring an ornament for exchange. Birthday lady is Lady Shiann, Shirley Wolfford.
For reservations call Lady Southern Belle at 409-738-2412. Reservations must be prepaid.

WO-S Project Safe Graduation

WOS-High School Project Safe Graduation will hold a Community Garage Sale on Saturday, Dec. 4 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Community Drive 4U Center on 16th St. ( Old Community Christian Church ) in Orange. Lots of items to chose from! You may want to bring the pick-up truck!

Unclaimed BCHS Graduation Photos

The Counselor’s Office at Bridge City High School has graduation photographs of prior students who ordered picture packages but failed to pick them up. You may visit our website at www.bridgecityisd.net for a list of students for whom we have pictures or call 409-735-1539 for more information. Pictures will be discarded after Jan. 31, 2011.

BCHS to host 4th annual ‘Symphony of Trees’

For the past four years, each club/organization at Bridge City High School has decorated a tree and chosen a charity to support. This year they are seeking “sponsors”($50) to more effectively raise money for each of the chosen charities. Each tree will have a card detailing the club/organization, sponsor, and charity. Last year we had over 30 trees with 30 different local, national, as well as international charities helped.
If anyone would like to sponsor a tree, please contact Cheryl Royal via email at Cheryl.Royal@bridgecityisd.net or call the Activities Office at 735-1522. 100% of the proceeds will benefit the chosen charities.
The trees will be on display for the Chamber Breakfast on Tuesday, Dec. 14 at BCHS. All sponsors are asked to attend to choose their “favorites” for school braggin’ rights.

Hunter Education Safety Class

Texas Parks and Wildlife Hunter Education Home Study Safety Class Field part will be taught Thursday, Dec. 9 from 6 to 10 p.m. in Orange. You must complete the online home study computer sections, print completed test and bring them to class. Call Danny Odom to register at 409-883-8118.
This class is not just for hunters. Anyone who handles firearms can benefit from it.

West Orange Chiefs to host Christmas dance

The West Orange High School Chief’s Christmas Dance will be held Saturday, Dec. 18 at the American Legion in Orange. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with a social beginning at 7 p.m. and the dance from 8 p.m. to midnight.
Music will be provided by the Ken Marvel Band, playing Swamp Pop and Southeast Texas “across the river” music.
Cost is $10 per person, casual attire, bring your own bottle and snacks are welcome. A car bar with setups and beer will be available.
The dance is open to the public.
For more information, call Jimmy Guidry at 738-2294 or email him at jcrazycajun@sbcglobal.net.

OC Retired Senior Citizens to host Christmas party

The Orange County Retired Senior Citizens will have their annual Christmas Party on Monday, Dec. 13 at The Salvation Army building on MLK and Strickland.
Those wanting to attend are encouraged to come early. The program will start promptly at 9:30 a.m. Bring canned goods, etc. to be given to the Salvation Army. Also, bring finger foods, such as sandwiches, chips, veggies, dips, etc., for the noon meal. All seniors are invited to attend. For further information, call 409-883-6161.

Driver records now available instantly online

Texas drivers can now order their driving records online and print them out immediately instead of waiting to have the record mailed to them.
“We are pleased to offer this new service, which is available 24/7 to our customers. The convenience of ordering your driver record online and then printing it out yourself will save everyone time and money,” said Rebecca Davio, the DPS Assistant Director for Driver License.
Previously, drivers could order their driver record online but had to wait to receive their record via the U.S. Postal Service.
Now, drivers can place their order using a credit card and their actual driver license, and then print out their record, which is available in a certified version suitable for submitting to a court for permission to take defensive driving. All Texas drivers, including commercial driver license holders, are eligible to use the online Driver Record System. To request a record, drivers must provide authentication information from their Texas driver license or ID and the last four digits of their social security number. Orders also require a credit card and access to a working printer.
In addition to on-demand driver records, Texas.gov and DPS have introduced two other online services in the past six months: Concealed Handgun Licensing and Contractor Driver Record Requests. Texas.gov also offers an easy, convenient way for Texans to access more than 1,000 other online services, including Driver License Renewal, Vehicle Registration Renewal, and Birth Certificate Orders. Users can even access Texas.gov on-the-go through the Texas.gov iPhone application.

Project Graduation Raffles an Ipod Touch

Bridge City Project Graduation is raffling off an 8GB Ipod Touch for $1 per chance. It will be raffled off on Thursday, Dec. 16 just in time for Christmas.
Call Peggy at 409-670-8138 for tickets.
The next Project Graduation meeting will be Monday, Dec. 13 in the Bridge City High School Library at 7 p.m.

Orangefield ISD Christmas Band, Choir concert set for Dec. 16

The annual Orangefield ISD Christmas Band and Choir Concert will be held on Thursday, Dec. 16 at 7 p.m. in the high school gymnasium. Students from the junior hight and high school band programs will perform along with the high school choir. A variety of Christmas music will be performed for all ages. Everyone is welcome to attend and admission is free. For more information, visit www.orangefieldisd.com.