AgriLife to host “Three Easy Steps to Wellness”

Texas AgriLife Extension will be holding a series of educational presentations at the Neighborhood Facility Center located in Orange on 303 North 8th. Street. Each presentation will last approximately one hour from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Thursday June 23, 30 and July 7. The series will cover healthy eating habits for maintaining a healthy weight along with new ways to exercise for individuals with busy lifestyles. Classes are free to all participants and will include fun activities and prizes for all adults. To register please call 409-882-7010.

Historical Museum of Bridge City to host link sale

The Historical Museum of Bridge City will host a benefit link sale on Saturday, June 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Walmart parking lot in Bridge City. Links on a bun with chips and a drink will cost $5. Links on a bun only will cost $3. Proceeds will go towards the Waterfront park.

Farmers’ Market expands to Wednesdays

The Orange County Farmers’ Market has opened for the season and expanded to include Wednesdays from 4-7 p.m., in addition to the usual 6:30-10 a.m. on Saturdays.
Goods expected to be available this week are blueberries, blueberry bushes, tomatoes, potatoes, okra, purple hull peas, eggplant, squash (yellow and zucchini), cucumbers, peppers, a variety of jellies, fig and pear preserves, salsa, squash relish, pickled vegetables, tomato juice, Gulf shrimp, fresh eggs, local honey, and baked goods.
The market is held in the parking lot in front of Big Lots on MacArthur Drive. For additional information, contact Texas AgriLife at 882-7010.

Orange VFW to host annual BBQ

Orange Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2775 and The Ladies Auxiliary will celebrate July 4 with their Annual BBQ/Membership Drive for members and guests. A DJ is in the works for those wishing to enjoy the music and entertainment will be provided for children. The post will provide the meat while the auxiliary will provide all the side dishes, desserts and tea. Serving will be around 11:30 a.m. THIS YEAR THERE WILL BE NO TO GO ORDERS.
The purpose of the BBQ is to bring people together to celebrate what the Fourth represents and enjoy the friendships.

CASA to offer volunteer training classes

Advocates for Children, Inc. “A CASA Program” will have a volunteer training class beginning July 7 and concluding July 9. It will be 9 a.m until 5 p.m. daily at the Orange CASA office located at 2120 Gloria Dr. For more information call 409-886-2272 or go on-line at There are abused children in our region that need your help!

Heavenly Hearts Charity Pageant set for July 9

The 2011 Heavenly Hearts Summer Kings and Queens Charity Pageant will be held July 9 at the Bridge City Community Center in Bridge City. Entries will be accepted until June 24. Early entries receive large discounts on the entry fee.
Age divisions for boys and girls are from babies through adults with no residency requirement.
Heavenly Hearts is a state registered pageant title.
Crowns, trophies, embroidered sashes, plaques, and gifts will be awarded. Every contestant will receive a tiara.
This pageant will benefit the Bridge City – Orangefield Ministerial Alliance. Contestants and spectators are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food or personal hygiene item to distribute to the needy of the area, and will receive a discount on door admission with their donation.
For more information log on to the web site or check out the Heavenly Hearts Facebook page, or you may e-mail Businesses are welcome to advertise free of charge with a donation of any value to the event.

Rape and Suicide Crisis Center to offer support group meetings

The Rape and Suicide Crisis Center of Southeast Texas will be hosting a support group for female survivors of sexual assault the first and third Wednesday of every month, starting at 5:30 p.m. Meetings will be held at the Foundation of Southeast Texas building, located at 700 North St. in downtown Beaumont.
To RSVP or for further information, please contact the Crisis Center at 409-832-6530.

WOHS Class of 1971 plans reunion

The West Orange High School Class of 1971 has scheduled a 40th reunion for Saturday, July 9. The event will be held at the Sunset Grove Country Club in Orange. E-mail and mail notices are forthcoming. The classes of 1970 and 1972 are also invited to attend.
For questions call Carolyn Reese Hankins at 409-886-8618 or Tommy White at 409-886-1176 or e-mail Judy Armstrong Brimm at

Last two classes of Stark High School to reunite in July

The classes of 1976 and 1977, the last two years of students who attended Lutcher Stark High School, are planning the 35th Reunion of the Class of ’76, while at the same time merging with the class of ’77.
Events will begin Friday, July 15, for a mixer of students and spouses, with Saturday and Sunday to be days of continued events. A golf scramble is planned for Saturday morning, with a disc jockey and food finishing off the evening events. Sunday brunch will be a morning for final closing.
If you know of anyone who attended those class years and is not aware of the reunion, please contact Denise Simoneaux Simmons at 409-735-6374, or Dana Zoch Mortimer at 409-313-7261. Also, teachers who taught during that time are welcome to attend by contacting the above numbers for information, as well.

Bridge City HS Class of 1991 to hold 20 year reunion

The 1991 graduating class of Bridge City High will hold their 20 year class reunion on the weekend of Aug. 12-13. There will be a private party at Madison’s in Beaumont at 8 p.m. on Aug. 12. A family skating party will be held at Spinnin’ Wheels in Orange at 11 a.m. on Aug. 13. The reunion will end with a party at Sunset Grove Country Club in Orange at 7 p.m. on Aug. 13. Early bird ticket prices are $40 for individuals and $75 for couples by June 15. Please go to their web site at for all details. For more information, e-mail Malinda Boudreaux, and Christy Dobranski at

OC Sheriff’s Dept. to host Cops-N-Kids

17th Annual Orange County Sheriff’s Office Cops-N-Kids Picnic at Claiborne West Park on Friday, June 24 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The kids will enjoy fun and games while visiting with all area Emergency Services. Refreshments, Hotdogs, Chips, Drinks, and Watermelon will all be served at this FREE event.