American Legion to host plate lunch fundraiser

On Thursday, Nov. 3, the American Legion Post 49, 108 Green Ave in Orange, will host a plate lunch fundraiser. The menu will be smoke chicken quarter, dirty rice, coleslaw, green beans, bread and dessert for $7 each. Walk-in are welcome and delivery is also available Please call 886-1241 after noon on Wednesday, Nov. 2 for orders and before 9 a.m. on Thursday for orders to be delivered. All proceeds go back into the American Legion Post 49, which is a non-profit Veteran organization.

Fraternal Order of Eagles to host dance

The Fraternal Order of Eagles, located at 803 N. 28th Street, will host a dance on Saturday, Nov. 5 to begin at 8 p.m. The dance will feature Jesse and Company. The community is encouraged to come dance and have a good time.

Orange Amateur Radio Club monthly meeting set

The Orange Amateur Radio Club will host its monthly meeting at the Red Cross building located at 3901 I-H 10 in Orange, Texas November the 4th at 7:30 p.m. The public is invited. For more information contact Rocky Wilson at or 409 988-8906. Visit our website at

Toy drive for Bastrop wildfire victims extended to Nov. 3

Due to the great response and the need of toys, the toy drive to benefit the children of Bastrop wildfires has been extended to Nov. 3.
Treasures Requested but not limited to are: NEW dolls, trucks, cars, balls, bats, gloves, basketballs, footballs, soccer balls, non-motorized riding toys, action figures, books, etc. Treasures for all ages needed
All NEW toys will be appreciated by the children; no clothes please.
Drop off locations: Vidor: Novrozskys; Bridge City: Big Red Air, Joy Dubose-Simonton, Attorney at Law, Bridge City Bank and Firestone Credit Union; and in Orange: Orange: Novrozskys and David Self Ford.
This toy drive is sponsored by Vidor, Bridge City and Orange Area Chamber of Commerce.
For more information: please call 779-0281

Bridge City Middle School Choral Dept. to honor Vets

The Bridge City Middle School Choral department will be paying tribute to all veterans in observance of the upcoming 2011 Veterans Day. A musical salute will be presented Thursday, Nov. 10, with a patriotic concert. All area veterans and the public are invited. The concert will be held in the Bridge City Middle School Cafetorium at 2 p.m.

BC American Legion Membership/Fund Raiser

The Bridge City American Legion Post 250, which serves the Bridge City/Orangefield community, will hold a Membership/Fund Raising effort on Saturday, Nov. 12 at the Bridge City Wal-Mart, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Many patriotic items will be available. Funds raised will help us in our effort each year to send a boy from each local high school to the American Legion’s Boys State Program held for a week in Austin.
This past summers participants were Cody Banken from Bridge City and Robert Ehrlich from Orangefield.
We also provide Blue Star Banner Certificates and Flags to family members of local residents currently on active duty in the military. We look forward to speaking with all local Veterans who are potential members.
We hope they will join us in our wonderful patriotic-fellowship and other activities.
Any veterans interested in joining our group, or to answer any questions are urged to call either Commander Mike Reilly at 883-4753 or Adjutant Arlene Howland at 409-745-3427.
If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation, please send to “American Legion, Bridge City Post 250,” PO Box 1561, Bridge City TX 77611.

Orange VFW, Ladies Auxiliary to how POW/MIAs

Orange Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2775 and The Ladies Auxiliary will honor all POW/MIAs and their families during a special ceremony on Veterans Day.
Post Commander Robert LaFleur and Auxiliary President Cathie Duhon will preside over the program. The Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 348, will
have their TEXAS WALL set up for viewing. The wall honors all Texas POW/MIAs from the Vietnam War. The program is open to the public and will take place
at the VFW at 5303 Sixteenth Street on November 11th at 11 am. For further information, contact Commander Robert LaFleur at 886-0315 or 313-0502.

Farmers’ Market held Wed. and Sat.

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. The market ends when the produce is sold out, which is often earlier than the times shown.
The following items are now available: Satsumas, mustard and turnip greens, radishes, sweet potatoes, watermelon, tomatoes, yellow squash, okra, hot peppers, bell peppers, smoked turkeys and chickens, jelly, fresh eggs, local honey, blueberry juice, blueberry bushes, and house plants.
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.

Tribute to Johnny Preston set for Nov. 5

On Saturday, Nov. 5 at 7:30 p.m., the Port Arthur Historical Society and Lamar State College-Port Arthur will present a Tribute to Johnny Preston with entertainment from Jivin’ Gene, Dickie Lee, Chris Montez and Johnny Tillotson. The tribute will be held LSCPA’s Performing Arts Theater, located at 1700 Procter Street in Port Arthur. Tickets cost $20. Advance tickets are available at the Museum of the Gulf Coast, located at 700 Procter Street (409-982-7000). Proceeds will benefit the Museum of the Gulf Coast and the LSCPA Commercial Music Program.

Benefit for City of Refuge set for Nov. 12

A benefit for the City of Refuge, a Veteran’s homeless shelter, will be held on Saturday, Nov 12 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, located at 108 Green Ave in Orange. The event is sponsored by Sabine Aerie 2523 and the Fraternal Order of Eagles and all proceeds will go to the City of Refuge in Vinton, La to hlep them fund a very much needed building. Barbecue plates, music, raffles and 50-50 auctions will be available. For more information, contact Yvonne at 409-745-3842.

Light up Bridge City for the holidays

The Bridge City/Orangefield Rotary Club and the City of Bridge City are planning to “Light up Bridge City” for the upcoming Holidays. The plans are to attach “shooting Star” pole decorations along Texas Ave., along with eight foot “Angels” pole decor on the corners of Texas Ave. and Roundbunch. There will also be a dickens Christmas Vignette depicting skaters, a Christmas Tree on the corner of Texas Ave. and Roundbunch.
They are asking for donations from the area businesses as well as individuals in order to purchase the life size silhouettes for the corners vignette. Any amount of donation would be greatly appreciated.
Checks can be made to BC Rotary-Christmas Decor. An account has been set-up at Bridge City Bank for this purpose. Checks can be mailed to P.O. Box 191 Bridge City, 77611.
For further information contact: Lou Raburn at 409-735-2688 or 882-4142, or Lucy Fields at 697-1206 or 626-1974

South Texas Beef Symposium, Trade Show with CEU’s

The Symposium and Trade show will be held Nov. 14 from 8:30 am to 4 p.m. at the Ford Park Event Center in Beaumont. The focus for the beef symposium and trade show will be, survival and recovery of the drought. Topics of discussion will include; health problems and management during and after drought in a cow-calf herds, Managing forages and pastures during and after a drought, Cattle marketing, calves and cows during and after a drought, and What happens now to the cow-calf herds “The Beef Cattle Industry”.
Pre-registrations is required. Cost is $20 per person and includes, BBQ lunch, Discussions and Trade show. Three (3) CEU credits will be given. To register contact the Jefferson County Extension office at 409-835-8461

American Legion to host pool tournament

The American Legion Lloyd Grubbs Post 49, located at 108 Green Ave. in Orange, will be hosting a pool tournament every Friday from 7 p.m. to midnight. There is a ten player 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.

Orange Community Band to meet every Thursday

The Orange Community Band rehearses every Thursday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the National Guard Armory, located at 4103 Meeks Drive in Orange. They are in need of players for the following sections; flute, clarinet, saxophone, French horn, and percussion, but ALL are welcome! The band performs Veteran’s Day, Christmas, Memorial Day, and Independence Day concerts. At least one traditional band concert is performed annually. Please visit us on Facebook at Orange Community Band.

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.

BCISD to administer Credit by Examination

Bridge City ISD, in accordance with Chapter 74.24 TAC, will administer the Texas Tech University Credit by Examination Tests. Testing dates will be December 6, 7 and 8, 2011 and June 5, 6 and 7 2012. Students in grades first through fifth will be allowed to take each of the five tests (Math, Science, Language Arts, Reading, and Social Studies) at the elementary level without prior instruction. The student must score at least 90 on each of the five four tests to be considered eligible for grade level acceleration. Students in grades sixth through 12 will be permitted to take an examination to earn credit for an academic course for which they have had no prior instruction. Students must score at least 90 on the test to receive course credit. Additional information and registration forms can be obtained by contacting Gina Mannino at: