Salem UMC hosting ushers, greeters celebration

Salem United Methodist Church will host their seventh annual usher’s celebration at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 22. The church is located at 402 W. John Ave. in Orange.

The theme for the program is “The endurance needed to carry out the work of the Lord,” from 1 Corinthians 15:58. The Rev. DeAndre Bell of St. Paul CME Church will be guest speaker.

Ushers, greeters and congregations from surrounding churches and the community are invited to attend.

For more information, contact Salem UMC at 883-2611.

St. Mary’s Class of 1962 to hold reunion

The 1962 graduating class of St. Mary’s High School is having their 50th Reunion the weekend of April 28-29. They will meet at 11 a.m. on Saturday in the school library to share memorabilia, view a “scrapbook” DVD, tour the school and enjoy the St. Mary’s School Spring Festival together.

On Sunday, they will meet in the St. Mary’s Church hall at 9:30 a.m. and will attend the 10 a.m. Mass memorial service honoring their deceased members.

The weekend will culminate with a picnic at Niblett’s Bluff Park at 12:30 p.m. where they will enjoy entertainment with live music. The St. Mary’s High School classes of 1961 and 1963, as well as former classmates, are invited to join them.

The cost is $20 for those attending the picnic. Reservation information was mailed, but some former classmates from earlier years haven’t been located. If you ever attended St. Mary’s with the Class of 1962 and would like to join us, contact Lesylee Prejean Gautreaux at or 745-5984.

Cowboy Church to host Bulls & Barrels

Cowboy Church of Orange County will be hosting “Bulls & Barrels” on Saturday May 5. Events begin at 8 p.m., which include senior bull riding, junior bull riding, mutton bustin’, open barrels, senior barrels, junior barrels and peewee barrels. Jackpot payout. Added money to open barrels and senior bull riding. Books open Wednesday May 2 for Bull Riding and Mutton Bustin’, 6-9 p.m. 409-698-6165. Admission is $5, 3 years and under free. Current negative coggins and signed release required.

Wesley UMC selling pecans, walnuts

Wesley United Methodist Church is selling pecans and walnuts. This year’s crop of pecans halves and pieces sell for $10 per pound. Walnuts sell for $8 per pound. To place orders call Billy at 409-883-3210 or 670-6350, Frankie at 409-988-4215 or Connie at 409-883-4995. We will deliver five pounds or more to individuals or businesses.