2011 pound weight loss challenge issued

Greg the trainer has initiated a challenge to Bridge City and Orange County residents to lose 2011 pounds collectively from Jan. 1, 2011 thru April 1, 2011. He is providing full support for individual success and has prizes from the community to be awarded each month for the greatest monthly loser. There is a grand prize for the one who has lost the most by April. For information call Greg at 409-550-0777 or e-mail to gregthetrainer@yahoo.com. There is no long-term membership required to any organization.

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.

BCISD enacts the Child Find/Child Serve program

Child Find/Child Serve is a requirement for school districts to regularly identify, locate and appropriately place children and students with special needs. Bridge City ISD wants to effectively meet these requirements. The community is encouraged to Call the Bridge City ISD Special Education Office at 735-1628 if they know of a child or young adult, ages 3-21, with a special need.

Glenn Pearson Alumni Basketball game set for Feb. 5

Any graduates who played Varsity basketball for Bridge City High School are invited to play in the fourth annual Glenn Pearson Alumni Basketball Game on Saturday Feb. 5 at 5 p.m. The game will be held in the BCHS competition gym; players are encouraged to get there early to sign in, get a jersey, and STRETCH.
There will be a ceremony at halftime honoring the 10-year anniversary of Bridge City’s 3rd ever playoff team from the 2000-2001 season. Team members include: Luke Wolfford, Anthony Acosta, Milton Briggs, Tyler Briggs, Robert Bush, Kevin Duplechin, Chris Goodyear, Ben King, Jamey Knight, Matt Morgan, Shay Psencik, Michael Reeh, and Kevin Vincent. Mangers include: Kevin Beasley, Langston Fults, Jeff Kendall, Morris Norman, Jake Shatto and Dustin Travino. The Assistant Coaches were: Troy Woodall and Rick Deutsch.

Downtown Orange to host Art in the Park

The 9th Annual Art in the Park Festival will be held in Downtown Orange on March 26. Early registration is encouraged and invitations have been mailed. Artists and crafters will line up along the inside and outside edges of Stark Park on Green Ave. for a day of display, demo and selling of artworks. Local, area and regional participants tend to enjoy this early season outdoor event. Blues and jazz bands perform on stage throughout the day. Food vendors offer tasteful items to refresh everyone. Kid’s Alley offers children hands-on activities they may take home.
For more information or to register, please call 409-883-1011 or 409-883-1010 or stop by the office: Convention and Visitors Bureau, 803 Green Avenue, behind Orange City Hall.

BC baseball alumni game set for Feb. 12

The Bridge City Baseball program will host an alumni game on Saturday, Feb. 12. The game will happen after the varsity scrimmage against Barbers Hill at 11 a.m. All alumni are welcome to attend and come see the many renovations made to Cardinal Field over the past couple of seasons. Please contact Coach Chris Moore at chris.moore@bridgecityisd.net if you plan on attending. For more information you can also check the Cardinal Baseball website at http://bridgecitycardinalbaseball.webs.com/ Start getting those arms ready boys!

LCMHS to host financial aid information session on Jan. 27

Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School will hold a federal financial aid information session for the parents of seniors on Thursday, January 27 at 6:30 p.m. in the library lecture room. A financial aid representative from Lamar University will explain the federal financial aid process and answer questions about the submission of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). For additional information, contact Jeanna Childress at (409)886-5821, extension 1750.

Income tax assistance

The AARP Tax Filing Assistance Program will be offered on Wednesday, Feb. 2 at the Orange Public Library. Trained volunteers will be available from 12:15 p.m. to 4 p.m. every Wednesday and Friday through April 15.
Anyone seeking assistance should bring the following: All W-2 and 1099 forms including Social Security Benefits statements; records of capital gains and losses; receipts of medical expenses, taxes paid, interest paid, contributions, causality and theft losses, and Social Security cards for dependents. Also a copy of their 2009 tax return is preferred because it is helpful to the volunteers prepare for the 2010 return.
Electronic filing will be available. No tax returns will be started after 4 p.m.

WOS project safe graduation to host zydeco dance

The parents of Project Safe Graduation 2011 for WOS-High School will host a zydeco dance on Saturday, Jan. 29 from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., at the Ware Plaza on Park St. in Orange. Pre-sale tickets are $10 and $15 at the door. Must be 21 years or older. (BYOB). For questions or ticket purchase contact C. Booker 409-313-0632.

Bridge City High School Alumni Association to meet

The BC High School Alumni Association will meet on Thursday, Jan. 27 at 5:30 p.m. in the BCHS Library. Questions, concerns, or comments may be addressed to Ella Stuebing bchs_alumni@yahoo.com

Bridge City Project Graduation

BC Project Graduation will have a Super Bowl split the pot drawing. The winner will be picked at half time on Feb. 6. One ticket cost $5 and three tickets cost $10.
Tickets can be purchased at either Geaux mail in Bridge City or F&F Sports in Orange.

LCMHS to host ‘Locks of Love’ campaign

Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School’s Future Teachers and Cosmetology students are partnering to host their Sixth Annual Locks of Love drive. Locks of Love is a not-for-profit organization that provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children 18 and younger with medical hair loss. Last year there were 16 donations totaling over 15 feet of hair.
Those wishing to donate hair need to register by Feb. 10. The haircut should be at least six to eight inches in length – ten inches is preferred. Certified stylists will be providing the haircuts free of charge. Those who prefer their own stylists cutting their hair can still donate by bringing clean hair that is in a ponytail to the cosmetology department at LCM. To register, call Kim Levens at 409-886-5821, ext. 1730, or e-mail Kim or Babs Foster at klevens@lcmcisd.org or babsfoster@lcmcisd.org.

WOCCISD to hold Parent Advisory Council Meeting

West Orange – Cove CISD invites parents of all students in the district to Parent Advisory Council meetings.
Meetings for the spring semester are scheduled for Feb. 8, March 15, and April 12.
All Parent Advisory Council Meetings are held from 10 a.m. to noon in the West Orange – Cove Administration Building Board Room, 505 N. 15th St.
All parents are encouraged to participate.

Citizen Wildfire Ecology Certification Program

Many people enjoy the beauty of forest and woodlands surrounding their homes and neighborhoods. This is where the Urban Wildland Interface occurs and many of our communities are at risk of wildfire. The program teaches citizens about how to reduce their community’s hazards from wildfire. Citizen Wildfire Ecology Certification Program presented by Texas AgriLife Extension Service and Texas Forest Service Urban Wildland Interface will be held at Orange County ESD 1, 2351 Hwy 12 Vidor. Classroom training will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 12-13. March 5 will be a field trip and report on special projects. Pre-registration required contact the Texas AgriLife Extension Office Orange County 409-882-7010.

Benefit to help Ferguson family set for Jan. 29

The Eagles Lodge, located at 803 N. 28th Street in Orange, will host a George C. Ferguson Jr. Benefit on Jan. 29 from 11 a.m. to midnight. Music, karaoke and a raffle will take place. This benefit is being held to help offset the medical expenses. For more information, call Patty Ferguson at 409-670-3262, or call 409-988-8742 or 409-550-3825.

American Legion of host pool tournament

The American Legion Lloyd Grubbs Post 48 in Orange will be hosting a pool tournament every Friday from 7 p.m. to midnight. There is a $5 entry fee, ten players maximum. The community is encouraged to join in the fun and free food to help support the Veterans. For more information, call 409-330-4847.

Dave Campbell honors WO-S Football team

On Friday, January 28 at 3:15 p.m., during the Pep Rally, Dave Campbell’s Texas Football Magazine will make a presentation to to the West Orange-Stark Football Team. They have chosen the Mustangs as the 3A Team of the Year. Their picture will be featured in their Winter Edition of the magazine.

Conwell to offer novel writing class

If you’’ve ever thought about writing a novel, join Port Neches author, Kent Conwell, member of the Golden Triangle Writers Guild, Western Writers of America and Mystery Writers of America who will conduct a six-week “Writing the Novel” class at Lamar University Continuing Education beginning Tuesday, Feb. 8 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Beaumont downtown library.
Conwell has published over fifty westerns and mysteries as well as articles and columns for local newspapers.
By the end of the course, students 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. For more information, call or register with Rhonda at 409-880-2233.