Community Bulletin Board and Church Happenings
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: pecans, figs, eggplant, okra (red and green), purple hull peas, watermelon, bell peppers, hot peppers, fresh muscadines, blueberries (frozen), blueberry juice, jams and jellies, fig preserves, pickled okra, salsa, chow-chow, local honey, fresh eggs, homemade bread, house plants, and more.
The vendors 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 to show Operation Iraqi Freedom video
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2775 will host a video showing in recognition of Operation Iraqi Freedom at the VFW Hall, located at 5303 North 16th Street, at 6 p.m. on Aug. 31.
The public is invited to attend the showing of the history of the war in Iraq.
For further information, contact Chairman John Clark at 409-883-0264.
Eagles to host the Southern Boys
The Fraternal Order of Eagles will host the Southern Boys from 8 p.m. to midnight on Saturday, Sept. 1. The cost is $5 per person. The FOE is located at 803 28th Street in Orange. For more information, please call (409) 886-7381.
Hunter Education Safety Class set for Sept. 4-6
The Texas Parks and Wildlife Hunter Education Safety Class from 6 to 9:30 p.m. from Sept. 4-6. Attendees must attend all three sessions. Certification is required for those who are at least 17 years old and were born after Sept. 2, 1971 to hunt in Texas. Individuals ages 9 years old and older can become certified. To register, call Danny Odom at 409-883-8118.
VFW, Ladies Auxiliary membership dues now due
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2775 and The Ladies Auxiliary are collecting dues for the 2013 Fiscal Year. The post and auxiliary are entering into their third month of the year.
Members are urged to pay their dues now in order to avoid the holidays. All dues must be paid by December to remain current. Post members are asked to make their checks for $22, payable to VFW Post 2775 and mail to Wilbert Duhon, Quartermaster; PO BOX 217; Orange, TX 77631. Auxiliary members are to make their checks for $18, payable to LAVFW Post 2775. Mail auxiliary dues to Patricia Kemp, Treasurer; 4700 London Circle; Orange, TX 77632.
If a member is a cancer patient, has a serious illness, in a nursing home or has a financial difficulty in paying their dues they are asked to contact the Post Quartermaster Wilbert Duhon at 409-883-6909 or Commander John Bagley at 409-779-2919.
Auxiliary members are asked to contact Auxiliary Treasurer Patricia Kemp at 409-886-2796 or Auxiliary President Cathie Duhon at 409-883-6909.
Under these circumstances, the post and auxiliary can take care of the dues and will be discreet in doing so.
American Legion to hold plate lunch fundraiser
The American Legion Post 49, located at 108 Green Ave. in Orange, will host a plate lunch fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 6. Cost is $8 per plate and the meal will consist of brisket, link, potato salad, beans, bread and a dessert. Walk-ins are welcome and delivery is available. Call 409-886-1241 after noon on Wednesday, Sept. 5 or before 9 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 6 for orders and delivery.
BC Strutters to hold link sale
The Bridge City Strutters will hold a BBQ link sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 8, at the Walgreen’s parking lot on Texas Ave. in Bridge City. Links, drinks and chips will be served.
OC Radio Control Club, Life Share Blood Center host link sale and blood drive
The Orange County Radio Control Club and Life Share Blood Center will host a Funfly, Blood Drive and Link Sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 8. at 10623 FM 1442 in Orange. Take the FM 1442 exit from IH-10, turn south and the location will be 1.1 miles down on the right.
The general public is invited to attend. Lunches can be purchased for $7.50 per plate or with a donation of blood.
The proceeds of the link sale will help with the purchase of a new mower.
No landing fee is required and all pilots must present their current AMA card.
OC Retired Teachers Association to meet Sept. 10
Orange County Retired Teachers Association will hold its first meeting of the 2012-2013 season at 11 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 10, at 11:00 am at Wesley United Methodist Church, 401 37th Street in Orange. President Carolyn Williams will chair the meeting.
Representative Allen Ritter of the Texas Legislature will be the guest speaker, informing members of the upcoming legislative session.
Linda Briggs, President of Region 5 of the Texas Retired Teachers Association, will bring members up to date on TRS insurance matters. Members will continue to collect books for the Texas Children’s Book Project. A covered dish luncheon will be served after the meeting.
OC Master Gardeners to meet Sept. 13
The Orange County Master Gardener Association will have their regular monthly meeting on Thursday, Sept. 13, at 6:30 p.m., with a potluck supper at 6 p.m. for those wishing to come early. Those interested in gardening are welcome to attend the meeting which is held at the Salvation Army Building on the corner of MLK and Strickland Dr. in Orange. Door Prizes are drawn at the end of the meeting. For more information please check their website http://txmg.org/orange.
BC Class of 1962 to host reunion
The Bridge City Class of 1962 will host their 50th class reunion at 6:30 p.m., Sept. 15 at the the Bridge City Community Center at 105 Parkside. Cost for the event is $20 per person. There will be a buffet dinner. Dress is casual. A DJ will provide music from the 50s and 60s
Please send a picture of you and your family and a brief description of what you have done since graduation. If there is interest they could have 50th Reunion tee shirts made.
LaQuinta on Texas Avenue is offering a special price. Call 409-735-2221 and tell them you are with the BC Class Reunion.
Make checks payable to BCHS Class ‘62 Reunion. Mail to 22330 Tuwa Road; Tomball, TX 77375.
For more information contact Dee Marceaux/Dunlap at 409-504-0789 or Martha Armstong/Hammond at 713-253-6840 or email@example.com
The Classes of 1961 and 1963 are also invited to attend.
If you know where any of these missing students are, please contact event organizers.
Class of 1962: Keith Predmore, Jimmy Warwick, Cecil Elam, Pansy Martin, Judy Beard and Jean Williams.
Class of 1961: Phyliss Berry, Jerry Reynolds, Jean Granger, Roy Owens, Betty Leblue, Earnestine Dozier, Sue Jackson, Virginia Burke, Beth Miller, John Poydence, Mary Rush and Mary Jane Bell.
Class of 1963: Sharon Bauer, Tray Broussard, Jackie Clewis, Gloria Hebert, Janice Guidroz, Dianna Gutherie, Cecile Hagan, Charles Hargis, Rhonda Hunt, Dorothy Kleinschmidt, Jim Little, Charled Long, Bully Lum, Shirley MacGilbery, Brenda Predmore, Ellen Sandel, Lydia Spiller, Dennis Stephen, James Walden, Nancy Whittaker and Ronnie Womack.
American Legion to host Blue Star Salute
The American Legion in Orange is looking for parents, spouses and children of active duty soldiers, sailors, airmen, Marines and Coast Guardsmen.
On American Legion Day, Sept. 16, local Post 49 will host a Blue Star Salute program at 2 p.m. to recognize these people for the sacrifices that they, as well as their service members, make for us during the war on terrorism.
Family members of active duty service members in the greater Orange area are asked to contact J. David Derosier at 409-330-9373 or Connie Velasquz at 409-883-9912.
Anyone interested in showing their own support for these people are encouraged to join the American Legion for the Blue Star Salute at Sunday, Sept. 16 at 108 Green Avenue in downtown Orange.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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. 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 Sept. 27. The classes will be held at Baptist Orange Hospital fifth floor classroom. Call the Extension Office 882-7010 to register.
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, email@example.com.
Boy Scouts Troop 62 to host annual flag fundraiser
The Boy Scouts of Troop 62 is now accepting subscriptions for commemorative flag displays in and around North Orange (near Hwy. 87 and Meeks Drive) between IH-10 and South Teal Road. The 3’ by 5’ flags will be displayed on the five flag days of the year (Memorial Day, Flag Day, Fourth of July, Patriots Day [9/11] and Veterans Day). The flags will be displayed no later than 9 a.m. on the commemorative day, picked up before dusk and stored until the next flag day.
An initial $75 tax deductible donation ($50 for renewals) is required. Money orders and checks must be received 14 days prior to posting day in order to ensure timely service. All proceeds go to support Scout activities and programs throughout the year.
For subscriptions, contact Bubba Plexico, Troop 62 Scoutmaster, at 214-770-0568; or Chris Wright, Troop 62 Fundraising Chair, at 409-882-9972.
Service League of Orange searching for “Community Needs”
The Service League of Orange is now accepting requests from non-profit organizations only for application forms to receive financial assistance through their Community Needs Committee. The Service League encourages projects, events and activities that primarily target the good of all of the entire “Orange County” community. To qualify, verification of non-profit status must be submitted with the Service League Needs application by Oct. 1, 2012.
Applications can be obtained by calling Mindy McKee at 409-779-8867 or Carolyn Lemons at 409-670-1839 or emailing requests to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 dump sites 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.
Mauriceville AA meets
An Alcoholics Anonymous meeting is held each Thursday at 7:30 p.m. in Mauriceville at the United Methodist Church on Highway 12. For more information call 409-670-6265.
BCHS reserved parking passes now available
The 2012-2013 reserve parking passes are now available. Please contact Cil Dixon in the Bridge City Athletic Department to purchase your pass. Limited quantities are available, so don’t want too long. If the passes do not sell out before our first home game, they will be selling them at the gate.
OISD offer free athletic home event passes to senior citizens
Dr. Stephen D. Patterson, Orangefield ISD Superintendent, has announced residents of Orangefield ISD who are 60 years of age or older qualify for a Senior Citizens Pass. The pass entitles senior citizens to free admission to home activities and events sponsored by the Orangefield Independent School District.
To obtain these passes, residents should go to the OISD superintendents office, located in the administration building, between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Proof of age and residence will be required for all Senior Citizens Pass request.
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.
First Church of the Nazarene to host Sherman Andrus Concert
Sherman Andrus will be in concert at 10:45 on Sunday, Sept. 2 at the Orange First Church of the Nazarene. OFCN is located at 3810 MLK in Orange.
A love offering will be taken. Sherman has traveled extensively throughout the Continent over the past 40 years. Once singing with the renowned group, “The Imperials” and “Andrus and Blackwood.”
Sherman has developed a solo ministry that is sure to bless. Don’t miss this great time! A nursery will be provided for three and under. For more information please contact the church at 409-883-4674.
Book signing, t-shirt sale on Sept. 1
Joseph Henry, author of ‘Back to Basics – It’s God’s way or the Highway,’ will be doing a book signing at the Showdown on the Sabine from 10 a.m to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 1. For more information, please call Mr. Henry at 409-886-0075.
Cowboy Church to host last Playday Buckle Series
Cowboy Church of Orange County will be hosting its next Playday Buckles Series Sept. 29 and Oct. 20. Events will be cloverleaf barrels, poles, straight barrels, and speed race. Buckles will be awarded for overall high point for each age group, also first, second and third place awards.
Three of the four events and two of the three playdays must be completed to be eligible for the awards. Mutton bustin’ will also be awarded a buckle and prizes. Special classes include lead line and stick horse race with awards given also. All participants must compete in two of the three playdays to be eligible for awards. Sleeved shirt required, also current negative coggins and a signed release.
For more information, contact Jackie at (409)423-9724, or visit the Cowboy Church of Orange County website.
St. Paul UMC to sell cookbooks
St. Paul United Methodist Church is selling homegrown, local cookbooks. All of the recipes come from members. The cookbook has tried and true recipes. The cost is $20 and all proceeds go to our mission funds. Please call the church 735-5546 or come by from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and pick up a copy.