Orange County Farmer’s Market open Wednesday, Saturday

The Orange County Farmers’ Market is open for the season on Wednesdays from 3-6 p.m. and Saturday from 7-10 a.m. The market ends when the produce is sold out, which is often earlier than the times shown.

The following items are now available: lima beans, watermelon, cantaloupe, tomatoes, sweet corn, cucumbers, potatoes, squash, zucchini, purple hull peas, onions, a variety of peppers, boudain, jerky, sausage (jalapeno, green onion, smoked, and Italian), jams and jellies, salsa, blueberries, local honey, fresh eggs, raw milk, fresh butter, baked goods, flowering plants, herb plants, blueberry bushes, and more.  The vendors really appreciate small bills if you have them.

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.


VFW, Ladies Auxiliary changes meeting dates

The Ladies Auxiliary & Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2775 have voted to change their meeting nights to coincide with the post meetings. Beginning July 16, the ladies will meet the first and third Mondays at 7 p.m. The July 3 meeting is cancelled due to July 4 activities. For further information, contact President Cathie Duhon at 883-6909.


Southeast Texas Hospice to host memorial service

The Southeast Texas Hospice will hold its annual memorial service at 2 p.m. on Thursday, June 21 in St. Mary’s Parish Hall, 912 W. Cherry Ave. in Orange.

This memorial service is held in memory of all patients served by hospice and will include prayer and music. Hospice Chaplain, the Rev. Jeff Bell, will preside over the service.

The community is invited to attend with a special invitation given to all bereaved hospice family members.

For more information, contact the hospice office at 886-0622.


Red Hot Flashers to meet June 21

The Red Hot Flashers of Orange County will meet June 21, at 11:30 a.m. at the Sunset Grove Country Club.

Lady Lily, Phyllis Packard and Lady Dakota, Marge Thomas are the birthday ladies for the month.

Door prizes will be exchanged. All ladies are welcome. Come and join us. For information call 886-1609.


KOCB searching for community projects

Keep Orange County Beautiful has access to limited funding to assist the cities of Orange County, or the county itself, in disposing of abandoned tires dumped on the side of the roads.

Such a project provides a discernible environmental benefit of providing proper disposal of these tires and reduces health threats associated with illegally dumped tires. These dumpsites can become breeding grounds for mosquitos and rodents that carry diseases, plus tire fires can result in the contamination of surface water, ground water and soils.

Funds may also be available to clean up trash dumps on public property.

If you or your community affiliations have potential projects that fit this description, please bring them to the attention of the KOCB board at 330-9373.


Todd Edgerly Benefit to be held June 30

A benefit for Todd Edgerly will be held Saturday, June 30 at the Community Center in Bridge City. Edgerly was diagnosed with an aggressive brain cancer and his experimental treatment is not covered by insurance.

Performers will include: Jivin’ Gene Bourgeois, B. B. and Company, Alligator Handshake, David Joel, The Ruxpins, Shawn Newell and DJ Jeff “Rokstar” Guillory. Genres of music will include: blues, folk, country and easy rock.

Food is being prepared to serve over 1300 people featuring pulled pork sandwiches, boudin, brisket and links. A “Candy Bar” will also be available with a variety of goodies for purchase.

A silent auction will be held all day from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. The live auction will be held 2-9 p.m. in between the band performances.

Some of the auction items are signed guitars by Miranda Lambert and Tracy Byrd; a three day vacation condo in Destin, Fla.; a $4,500 three day/two night room and board hunting trip and taxidermy; Rhino spray bed liner; outdoor patio furniture; dental bleaching; New England Patriots signed helmet; and much more.

T-Shirts, hats, koozies, and bracelets will also be sold during the fundraiser.

For more information e-mail  HYPERLINK “” or check out the Facebook event: Benefit for Todd Edgerly. Monetary donations can be sent to Todd Edgerly Benefit/Care of Bridge City Bank, Acct # 146766-06, PO Box 887, Bridge City, Texas 77611.


Granger family reunion set for June 30

A reunion of the Tresmond Edgar and Druly Lee (Taylor) Granger family will be held on Saturday, June 30 inside Hubs RV Recreational building in Orange on Highway 62.

Guests are asked to bring a covered dish and drinks for their families. Barbecue will be furnished.

Lawn chairs will be needed for outside activities.

For more information, call Vicki Durden at 409-920-5798 or Gwen Longron at 409-779-8595.


OC Master Gardeners to meet July 12

The monthly meeting of the Orange County Master Gardener Association will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 12, in the Salvation Army building on the corner of MLK Dr. and Strickland Dr. in Orange. A potluck supper will be held at 6 p.m.

Everyone is asked to bring their favorite dish. This months meeting will be a business meeting. A GFYI (Gardening For Your Information) will presented along with door prizes being drawn. The public is welcome to attend. For more information please check out our website


Safe Sitter® course now being offered

The Orange County Texas Agrilife Extension will offer Safe Sitter® courses for young teens 11 and up on July 23 and 24 at Vidor Community Center. Registration deadline is June 29.

Over 500,000 adolescent babysitters have graduated from the medically-accurate program which instills students with confidence as they learn how, why and where injuries can happen so they can be prevented. The cost of the course is $40. Call 409-882-7010 to register your son or daughter or your child’s babysitter.

The up-to-date curriculum provides hands-on practice in lifesaving techniques designed to prepare babysitters to act in an emergency. Babysitters also receive instruction on how a child’s age affects how to care for them, how to prevent problem behavior and how to run their own babysitting business. They also learn basic first aid as well as how to perform infant and child choking rescue. They even learn CPR. To graduate from the Safe Sitter® course and receive a completion card, students must pass a rigorous practical and written test that indicates their mastery of key concepts and life and safety skills. For more information about the Safe Sitter® organization, contact National Headquarters at 800-255-4089 or visit


BC Historical Society to host heritage festival Sept. 29

The Bridge City Historical Society is hosting its Second Annual Bridge City Heritage Festival on Saturday, Sept. 29, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. at the Bridge City Community Center grounds. The festival will consist of carnival rides, bingo, live musical entertainment all day, children’s games, a caricature artist, clown, great food, and much more. To receive more information and a vendor packet, contact Paige Williams at 409/738-3743 or 409/670-3192, or by email at


Luther Stark class of 1954 to host reunion

The former Lutcher Stark High School class of 1954  will be having their 58th class reunion on September 28 and 29. The two-day event will be held at the Sunset Grove Country Club. Letters have been mailed and notice via e-mail have been sent to those on file. The reservation deadline is August 15. If you have not received notice, please contact Joette Evans Webb at 883-9432, 920-8683 or e-mail at


Lutcher Stark High Class of 1962 50th reunion

The Lutcher Stark High School class of 1962 will hold their 50th class reunion from 7 to 10 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 12 and Saturday, Oct. 13 at the Sunset Grove Country Club in Orange.

Friday evening will be a casual get-together. Saturday will be their main event, with a business-casual buffet dinner, program, visiting, dancing and music by Jim Dunaway.

For more information, please contact Sally Ragland Townsend,


Fraternal Order of Eagles  to host pool tournament

The Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 2523, located at 803 N. 28th Street in Orange, will be hosting a pool tournament every Friday starting at 8 p.m. Prize money goes to first and second place winners. The community is invited to come meet the members of Aerie 2523 and join in the fun. For more information, please call 409-886-7381.


Fibromyaligia support group to meet at Second Baptist Church

The fibromyaligia support group meets from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. every first, third and fifth Thursday of every month at Second Baptist Church, 340 Bland Drive in Bridge City.

The group is for patients, families and friends. The contact person is Joseph Henry at 886-0075.


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 Christmas, Memorial Day, Independence Day and Veteran’s Day concerts. At least one traditional band concert is performed annually. Please visit us on Facebook at Orange Community Band.


American Legion hosts bingo on Sundays

The American Legion Auxiliary Post 49 at 108 Green Ave. in Orange hosts bingo every Sunday, starting at 6:30 p.m. There will also be a bingo game on Easter Sunday at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 886-7202.