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: cucumbers, yellow squash, zucchini, green beans, bell peppers, mustard and tender greens, red and green okra, muscadine grapes, fresh herbs, squash relish, pickled cherry peppers, fig preserves, jams and jellies, yard plants, house plants, succulents, blueberry bushes, local honey, fresh eggs, homemade cookies and bread, 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.


FOE events for October

The Fraternal Order of Eagles, Sabine Aerie 2523, located at 803 North 28th Street in Orange, offer free scrapbooking lessons at 4 p.m. each Tuesday. The community is invited to attend.

The Eagles will host free genealogy classes at 4 p.m. each Wednesday.

For additional information on any of the events, please contact Sharon Bodin at 719-7793.


Heroines of Jericho to sell fish dinners

The Heroines of Jericho, of the Orange Masonic Family, will host their annual fish dinner fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, Oct 26 at the Masonic Hall, located at 1017 Mill Street in Orange (on the corner of Mill and John Street). The meal will consist of fried catfish, potato salad, green beans, bread, cake and a bottle of water and the cost per lunch is $7. Walk-ins are welcome and delivery is available for four or more lunches. Call 409-988-9002 or 409-221-1395 on Oct. 25 to place orders for delivery.


Tiger Rock to host Personal Protection Seminar, Zombie Run

Tiger Rock Martial Arts will host a Family Personal Protection Seminar from 3 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27 in the Bridge City High School gym. The cost will be $10 per person or $30 per family of four. Families will learn basic self escape and safety prior to Halloween trick or treating. All proceeds benefit the Bridge City High School Speech and Debate Team.

Tiger Rock will also host a Zombie Obstacle Run from 4 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 30. The cost will be $2 per run.

This fun event for kids will have them laughing and screaming as zombies chase them around an outdoor agility/obstacle course. Participants will receive a goodie bag at the completion of course.


Miss Bridgefield pageant set for Nov. 3

The Bridge City Chamber of Commerce will be hosting the Miss Bridgefield 2012 Pageant at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 3 at the Bridge City Middle School, located directly behind the Bridge City High School on Texas Avenue.

The deadline to enter the pageant is Friday, Oct. 19. The community is invited to attend and support the youth of the community.

For more information, please contact the Bridge City Chamber of Commerce at 409-735-5671 or email


Bayou Bowl Scholarship Banquet to be held Nov. 5

The Bridge City Chamber of Commerce will host the fourth annual Bayou Bowl Scholarship Banquet at 7 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 5 in the Bridge City Elementary Cafeteria.

Table sponsors are encouraged to decorate their tables and honor an athlete of their choice. The best decorated table will earn a $50 prize for the honored athlete.


Boy Scouts 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.


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.


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.


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.


Harvest Chapel to host Campmeeting

The Harvest Chapel, located at 1305 Irving Street in West Orange, will host a Campmeeting until Oct. 26. They will feature special guest speakers from Colorado, Oklahoma, Kentucky, Arizona and Texas. Morning Service will begin at 10 a.m. and the evening service will begin at 7 p.m. For more information, please call Pastor Ruth at 409-882-0862 or 409-313-2768.


St. Mary’s church brings back Ladies Game night

The ladies at St. Mary’s Catholic Church are bringing back Ladies Game Night due to the large turn out in September, we’re presenting another Ladies Game Night. The next Bunco night will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 24, at St. Mary’s Church Hall, located at 909 Cherry St. in Orange.

Snacks and prizes will be provided by the Catholic Daughters of the Americas. Bunco veterans are more than willing to share the fun with newcomers to the game, so this is an excellent opportunity to see what the hype is all about. No reservation is required, only a $5 donation.


Little Cypress Baptist to hold fall festival

Little Cypress Baptist Church invites the public to attend its annual Fall Festival, Saturday, Oct. 27 at 3274 Little Cypress Drive.  The event begins at 6 p.m. with a hot dog snack for the family.  At 6:30 p.m. children will enjoy the Trunk or Treat event held outside if weather permits. Then at 7 p.m., children will enjoy a carnival atmosphere in the family center.  Children are encouraged to dress up, but no scary costumes, please, as this event is for all ages.


Brownwood Bapt. welcomes new pastor, host fall activities

Brownwood Baptist Church, located at 2408 5th Street in Orange, welcomed a new pastor, Travis Darsey on Sept. 16 along with his wife, Leah and two children, Brooke and Bryce.

The church will be hosting a garage sale from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27 to help raise money to buy gifts for those on the “angel tree” at the church.

A Family Fun Day is set for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 3. Games for all ages are planned. The gospel music group, “One Way” will provide musical entertainment. Hot dogs, links and boudain will be served to all. All food and games are free and there will be no charge for admission.

For more information, please call Travis Darsey at 640-2291 or Leah at 670-2323.


WO Christian Church to host Trunk or Treat

The West Orange Christian Church, located at 900 Lansing Street, will host a Trunk or Treat from 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27. The community is encouraged to wear their costumes for this safe and fun event. For more information, please call Nelda at 409-719-3992 or log on to


Salem UMC to host Trunk-or-Treat

Salem United Methodist Church, located at 402 W. John Ave in Orange, will host a Trunk-or-Treat, at 6 p.m on Sunday, Oct. 28.Costumes are welcome! Everyone Invited.


Wesley UMC to host Fall Festival

Wesley United Methodist Church, located at 401 N. 37th St. in Orange, will be having their Fall Festival from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 28 2012. Hayrides, Moonwalk, Games, Food, & Candy will be free to the public. A Trunk or Treat will also be available.


Faith UMC to host Fall Fest Oct. 28

Faith United Methodist Church, located at 8608 MLK Dr., Orange,  announces their annual FALL FEST to be held from 3 to 6 p.m. on Oct. 28.

There will be activities geared for all ages – face painting, bean bag toss,duckie treat fishing, cake walk, pumpkin bowling and many more. Children will be able to fill their treat bags as they go through the many activity booths.

There will also be several food venues – hot dogs, frito-chili, chips and drinks. And don’t forget the delicious popcorn.

This event is free to the public and the community is invited to join in for a fun filled afternoon.


FBC of BC to host Fall Festival

First Baptist Church of Bridge City will be hosting our annual Fall Festival at 5: 30 p.m. on Wednesday Oct. 31.

This will be a new and exciting event and will be set up on the north parking lot.

There will be several inflatables, a dunking booth, a train ride through “old Bridge City,” live music, and over 20 new booths and games. Good food will also be available.

Admission is free and everyone is invited to come for a great time. The church is located at 200 W. Round Bunch in Bridge City.


Cowboy Church to host last Playday Buckle Series

Cowboy Church of Orange County will be hosting its next Playday Buckles Series Nov. 17.   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.


First UMC to host MOPS 

The local Mothers of Preschoolers group (affectionately known as MOPS) invites you to join them one Tuesday a month 9:30 a.m. to noon September through May in the First United Methodist Church Praise Center located on the corner of 5th and Pine.

MOPS is designed to nurture EVERY mother with children from infancy to kindergarten through guest speakers, mentor moments, creative activities, breakfast, discussion time, play groups and more.

Members come from all walks of life, but share one desire—to be great moms!  You don’t have to be a Methodist, just a mom.  Free childcare is provided during meetings.  For more information and dates, please contact FUMC Orange at 409-886-7466 or find more information on the web at or


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.