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.

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

Orangefield Cormier Museum to be open Sept. 15

The Orangefield Cormier Museum will be open Saturday, Sept. 15 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.  The museum is located next the the Orangefield High School gym.

BCCC to host Miss Bridgefield 2012 pageant Sept. 15

The Bridge City Chamber of Commerce will be hosting the Miss Bridgefield 2012 Pageant at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 15 at the Bridge City Middle School, located directly behind the Bridge City High School on Texas Avenue. The deadline to enter the pageant has already passed, but the community is invited to attend and support the youth of the community.

As this pageant is only open to older students, the BCCC will host a pageant for infants to 8th grade students on Oct. 27 and will be open to students in any school district. For more information, please contact the Bridge City Chamber of Commerce at 409-735-5671 or email

Orange Chapter Of DAR to Meet

The William Diamond Chapter of The Daughters of the American Revolution of Orange will have their Constitution Day Lunch at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 15. The lunch will be held at the Garden District, 7536 Highway 87 North, in Orange. Bob and Mimi Hollier will present the program “Individual Mandate and the Supreme Court”.

Total cost for the lunch is $14.40 and can be paid at the door. Spouses or guests are invited.  The luncheon menu will consist of chicken spaghetti, garlic toast, salad, fruit, cherry pie and a drink. Please notify the Chapter Regent at 735-5253 if you will be in attendance. Any woman eighteen years of age or older who can prove lineal descent from a patriot of the American Revolution is eligible for membership. Anyone who is interested in becoming a member is encouraged to attend.

Fraternal Order of Eagles to host pool tournament

The Fraternal Order of Eagles, located at 803 N. 28th Street in Orange, will host a pool tournament Friday, Sept. 14 beginning at 8 p.m. Prize money will given to first and second place winners. Food will be available. For more information contact Sharon Bodin at 735-8662 or 735-8662.

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 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 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.

Fraternal Order of Eagles to host free computer class

The Fraternal Order of Eagles, located at 803 N. 28th St, Orange, Texas is offering free beginner computer classes. The first class will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 19 at the Eagles. The class is limited to 12 attendees. Attendees must furnish their own laptop computer. For more information contact Sharon Bodin at 735-8662 or 719-7793 or Carolyn Griffith at 792-9094 or (281)413-7599.

Red Hot Flashers to meet Sept. 20

The Red Hot Flasher will meet at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 20 at Larry’s French Market in Groves. Ladies wishing to carpool should meet the Walmart in Orange and all ladies are asked to bring door prizes. Birthday ladies are Madam Rebecca, Becky Nation; and Lady J, Charlyn Jensen. Plans will be made for the Shangri La scarecrows at this month’s meeting. All ladies are welcome. For more information, please call 409-886-1609.

Fraternal Order of Eagles starting free line dance class

The Fraternal Order of Eagles, Aerie 2523, located at 803 N. 28th Street in Orange, will offer free line dance class beginning Tuesday, Sept. 25 at 6:30 p.m. The community is invited to come join in the fun. For more information contact Sharon Bodin at 735-8662 or 719-7793.

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.

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.

Fraternal Order of Eagles to host Jam Session

The Fraternal Order of Eagles, Sabine Aerie 2523, located at 803 North 28th Street in Orange, will host the first weekly jam session Sunday, Sept. 30, from 3 to 6 p.m. The music will vary from country, Cajun and swamp pop with an open stage. All entertainers are invited. Admission is free with no cover charge. Food will be available for a nominal charge.

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,

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

Dusty Trails 4-H Pecan Fundraiser

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has our Dusty Trails 4-H Club selling the famous Durham-Ellis pecans from Comanche Texas. The club will be accepting orders until Oct.12, 2012. These pecans will be available for pickup about two weeks before Thanksgiving. Anyone who places an Order with the Dusty Trails 4-H Club will be picking up their order in Orange or Mauriceville.

Dusty Trails 4-H Club will be selling pecans, flavor pecans, specialty nuts and mixes at various prices. Raw pecans are $9 for a one pound bag, $28 for a three pound box and $43 for a five pound box. To place an order call the Dusty Trails 4-H Club, Jessica Mayfield 409-886-5906 or orders can also be taken by any of the club members.

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.