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: watermelon, bell peppers, okra, eggplant, purple hull peas, black eyed peas, zipper cream peas, hot peppers, blueberry juice, jams and jellies, salsa, chow-chow, local honey, fresh eggs, homemade cookies and bread, boudain, jerky, sausage (jalapeno, green onion, smoked, and Italian), flowering plants, herb plants, 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.

W.O. to change trash pick-up day

The City of West Orange has agreed to allow Waste Management to change the date of collection for solid waste for those currently having their trash picked up on Tuesdays. Beginning Friday, Aug. 3, all solid waste collected by Waste Management will take place on Fridays throughout West Orange. Residents are encouraged to have their cart out for service by 7 a.m. Residents will continue to be able to place their cart and two bulk items out for collection each Friday. Carts must be utilized in order to be in compliance with the City’s contract. For questions or more information, please contact West Orange City Hall at 409-883-3468

BCLL extends fall ball registration

Bridge City Little League will be extending its Fall Baseball and Softball Registration (for kids ages 5-16). Those who missed out last week can still register on Thursday, Aug. 2 from 6-8 p.m. in the BCLL Board Room.  Cost is $100 for first child, $50 additional children.

Coaches applications and more info can be found at

BCISD announces elementary registration

Bridge City Elementary registration is 8-11:30 a.m. and 1-3 p.m. Kindergarten through second grade registration is ongoing. Pre-Kindergarten register on Aug. 9. To register for Kindergarten through second grade, parents or guardians must provide a certified birth certificate; up to date immunization record; student’s Social Security card; proof of residency (electric, water bill, rent/lease agreement only); Parent or guardian’s driver’s license.

To register for Pre-K students must qualify by one of the following: being economically disadvantaged, limited English language (registration pending assessment); child has ever been placed in foster care; or active military parent (must provide military badge). Documents needed for registration in Pre-K include: certified birth certificate; up to date Immunization record; student’s Social Security card; proof of residency (electric, water bill, rent/lease agreement only); parent or guardian’s driver’s license; and if qualifying under income must provide proof of income (July pay stubs for household or Food Stamp letter with case #).

LCMCISD announces elementary registration

Registration for pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, and older students new to the Little Cypress-Mauriceville School District, will take place on individual campuses from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. August 7, 8 and 9. The child’s birth certificate, social security number, immunization record, and proof of residency are required of students registering for pre-kindergarten and kindergarten. Students who enrolled in another district during the 2011-2012 school year should present their latest report card, immunization record, and proof of residency at the time of registration.

Parents should report to the campus in which the student will be enrolled.

To be eligible for pre-kindergarten, a student must be four years old on or before Sept. 1, 2012, and qualify for the free lunch program or be unable to speak the English language. To determine eligibility for the free lunch program, parents should report to the Food Service Department at the LCM Administration building, 6586 FM 1130 and should bring their latest payroll check stub or Food Stamp case number. For more information, please call 883-2232.

American Legion to host plate lunch fundraiser

The American Legion Post 49, located at 108 Green Ave. in Orange, will hold a plate lunch fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 2. Cost is $7 and the meal consists of fried fish, potato salad, coleslaw, green beans, bread and a dessert. Walk-ins are welcome and delivery is available. Call 409-886-1241 after noon on Thursday, Aug. 1 and before 9 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 2 for orders and deliveries.

OC Master Gardeners to meet Aug. 6

The monthly meeting of the Orange County Master Gardener Association will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 9 in the Salvation Army building on the corner of MLK Dr. and Strickland Dr. in Orange. The speaker this month will be the pesticide specialist from Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center. She will be sharing the secrets of non-chemical pesticide control. A potluck supper will be held at 6 p.m. Everyone is asked to bring their favorite dish. The public is welcome to attend. For more information log on to

Do Well, Be Well Diabetes Education offered  

Texas AgriLife Extension Orange County will be offering Do Well, Be Well with Diabetes Classes for adults with Type 2 Diabetes. The classes will be held on Thursdays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. beginning Aug. 9 through Sept. 27. It is important to attend each week to receive the full education. The classes will be held at Baptist Orange Hospital fifth floor classroom. Call the Extension Office 882-7010 to register. There is a $10 recommended donation for the session.

Living Well Classes offered Free

Texas AgriLife Extension Orange County, Better Living for Texans will be offering Living Well classes. These free classes are for those learning how to prevent diabetes and skills for healthy weight management. Classes will be held on Thursdays, 9 to 10 a.m. beginning Aug. 9 through Sept. 27. The classes will be held at Baptist Orange Hospital fifth floor classroom. Call the Extension Office 882-7010 to register.

WOS HS football season tickets now on sale

Season tickets for the West Orange-Stark High School 2012 football season are ready. Previous season ticket holders should have received a letter with information concerning renewing their seats for the 2012 season. Those forms should be filled out and returned to the Athletic Office. Season tickets will then be mailed. Current season ticket holders can also purchase their 2012 football tickets during our two day sale Tuesday and Wednesday, Aug. 7-8 from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the Athletic Office at West Orange-Stark High School. Season tickets not claimed by 3 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8, will go on sale to the general public. Season ticket holders needing additional tickets or wanting to change seats may do so during general public sales Aug. 13-14 from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m. Season tickets will be $20 for five home games. After season ticket sales close, all tickets will be $5. Student tickets are $2 per ticket pre-game; they will not be sold at the gate. Due to 3A District reclassification, away game tickets will not be available during season ticket sales. Pre-District away games can be purchased at the Athletic Office during the week of the game. District away games will have to be purchased at their gate the night of the game. Ticket prices at their gate will be $4 for Adults and $2 for students.

Calvin Laughlin Benefit to be held Aug. 11

A benefit for Calvin Laughlin will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 11 at the Jewel Cormier Park in Orangefield. A raffle for a Remington 770 30-06 rifle combo and Remington 770 270 rifle will be held. Food, bake sale silent auction and live music by Shawn Newell and Straight Six will be available. For more information, please contact Stacy Anderson Richoux at 409-540-2701 or Tammy Freeland Glawson at 409-988-2329. Laughlin is a 1992 graduate of Orangefield High School and was critically injured in an ATV accident on May 3, 2012. He is being treated for cerebral edema (brain trauma) and severe trauma to his right foot. He is currently at TIRR in Houston for Neurological Rehab. His parents and two children will remain with him throughout his treatment and recovery. The recovery process will take several months (and possibly years) as the extent of the brain injury is unknown at this time.

BC Band Boosters to hold car wash, link sale Aug.11

The Bridge City Band Boosters will be holding a car wash and link sale at Pro Miles from 9 a.m to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 11.  Bridge City Band Boosters is a 501(c)3 organization that supports the entire Bridge City Band program from beginning band students through high school. The booster organization purchases musical instruments, provides clinicians, band camp scholarships, and transportation to competitions.  Anyone from the community can become a supporting member of the booster organization for the nominal fee of $35.   For more information about the band visit

OC Retired Seniors to meet Aug. 13

The Orange County Retired Seniors will have their monthly meeting at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 13 at The Salvation Army Bldg. on the corner of MLK and Strickland Drive. An attorney will speak to the group in regard to the different types of wills that are needed. There will be a short question and answer period. Those planning to stay for the noon meal are asked to bring a covered dish. The OC Retired Seniors are also collecting soaps for Orange Christian Services. For more information, call 883-6161.

CASA Dinner Theater set for Aug. 18

CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) will host a dinner theater show, “The Altos…Just like the Sopranos…only lower” presented by the Port Arthur Little Theatre Players, from 6 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 18 at the Sunset Grove Country Club in Orange. Tickets cost $60 per person or $100 per couple. For reservations call please call 888-640-3426. Funds raised will allow CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) to continue its mission of advocating for children in the court systems. CASA is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization (Tax ID 76-0414882) which consists of trained volunteers who advocate for abused, neglected, or abandoned children by being their “voice” in court. CASA seeks safe, permanent placement for these children.  This is their key fundraiser for the year and any contribution is vital to their program. Purchase two tickets and get a FREE TABLE AD! Sunset Grove Country Club is located at 2900 W. Sunset Drive in Orange, Texas.

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 Sept. 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 Aug. 15. If you have not received notice, please contact Joette Evans Webb at 883-9432, 920-8683 or e-mail at

VFW to host garage sale Sept. 22

Orange Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2775 Ladies Auxiliary will host a garage sale on Saturday, Sept. 22 from 6 a.m. to noon. Tables can be rented for $10 each, payment is required when the reservation is made. For more information, please contact President Cathie Duhon at 409-883-6909 or 409-553-6180, or go by the VFW Clubroom after 3 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

Lutcher Stark 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,

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.

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 meetings postponed

The fibromyaligia support group that meets every first, third and fifth Thursday of every month at Second Baptist Church, 340 Bland Drive in Bridge City has been temporarily cancelled. The next meeting will be publicized soon. 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.