BCLL holding spring registration

Bridge City Little League will be holding spring registration for kids to play baseball, softball, and challenge ball from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 12, 19, and 26 at the Bridge City Community Center, located at 105 Parkside Drive in Bridge City. Fees are discounted for children registered on or before Jan. 19, 2013.

As always, challenge players play for free. Please bring child’s birth certificate and a utility bill for proof of residence if first time playing at BCLL. Further information can be obtained at www.bcll.org or by emailing us at info@bcll.org.

Like us on Facebook for the latest updates as well. All children ages 4-16 are welcome to register regardless of financial status.

 

AARP income tax assistance available Feb. 1

The AARP Tax Filing Assistance Program will be offered starting at 12:15 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 1, 2013 at the Orange Public Library. Trained volunteers will be available from 12:15 to 4 p.m. Every Wednesday and Friday through April 15, 2013.

Anyone seeking assistance should bring the following:

All W-2 and 1099 Forms, including Social Security Benefits statements;

Records of Capital gains and losses;

Receipts of medical expenses, taxes paid, interest paid, contributions, causality and theft losses, job expenses, sales tax receipts for major purchases and Social Security cards for dependents;

A copy of their 2011 tax return to help the volunteers prepare the 2012 return.

Electronic filing will be available. No tax return will be started after 4 p.m.

 

American Legion to host lunch fundraiser

The American Legion Post 49 will host their plate lunch fundraiser on from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013.  The cost is $8 per plate and the meal will consist of brisket, link, potato salad, beans, bread and dessert. Walk-ins are welcome, delivery is available. Please call 409-886-1241 after noon on Wednesday, Jan. 9 and before 9 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 10 for orders and deliveries.

 

Bridge City Golden Girls to meet Jan. 8

The Bridge City Golden Girls recently held their annual Christmas Party at Baytown Seafood in Groves. There were eight Red Hat Society members in attendance. Everyone brought a gift and numbers were drawn for the exchange. There were three ladies celebrating December birthdays: Queen Donna Cole, Vice Queen Noel Ogburn and Lady Dorothy Huckaby. Vice Queen Tonya Burns drew the winning number for the hostess gift.

The food was wonderful and everyone had a good time. The club’s next meeting will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 8 but the place and time have not yet been determined. Anyone interested in joining a ladies club in Bridge City can call Vice Queen Tonya 745-5417 for more information.

 

OC Parks Dept. to release trout

Orange County Parks Department announces the trout release at Claiborne West Park on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013 and Thursday Feb. 7, 2013. Five hundred trout will be released each day. Park hours are 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. A fishing license and stamp are required. For more information call 409-745-2255.

 

OC Master Gardener to meet Jan. 10

The next monthly meeting of the Orange County Master Gardener Association will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 10 at the Salvation Army Building on the corner of MLK and Strickland Drs. in Orange. The meeting will with a potluck supper. All members are asked to remit their 2013 dues of $14 at this meeting. If not paid, they will be considered past due. The public is invited to attend and learn more about our organization. For more information, please visit our website www.txmg.org/orange and click on Contact Us.

 

BCLL holding spring registration

Bridge City Little League will be holding spring registration for kids to play baseball, softball, and challenge ball from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 12, 19, and 26 at the Bridge City Community Center, located at 105 Parkside Drive in Bridge City. Fees are discounted for children registered on or before Jan. 19, 2013.

As always, challenge players play for free. Please bring child’s birth certificate and a utility bill for proof of residence if first time playing at BCLL. Further information can be obtained at www.bcll.org or by emailing us at info@bcll.org.

Like us on Facebook for the latest updates as well. All children ages 4-16 are welcome to register regardless of financial status.

 

AgriLife to host ant program

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension is holding an ant program at 6 p.m. on Jan. 14, at the Raymond Gould Community Center in Vidor.

Dr. Bart Drees, an Entemology Specialist from Texas A&M AgriLife Extension in College Station, will be speaking and answering questions on the Texas Leaf Cutter Ants, the Rasberry Crazy Ants, and the Fire Ants in the area.

This program is free and open to the public.

For more information, please call the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Office 409-882-7010.

 

OC Retired Senior Citizens to meet Jan. 14

The Orange County Retired Senior Citizens will have their monthly meeting at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 14 at The Salvation Army Building on the corner of MLK and Strickland Dr.

All members are urged to attend and are encouraged to invite a guest to attend. Bring a covered dish for the noon meal. Each is asked to bring a prize for the Bingo games. All seniors are welcome to attend. For more information call 883-6161.

 

OC Retired Teachers to meet Jan. 14

The Orange County Retired Teachers Assn. will meet at 11 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 14, 2013 at the Wesley United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 401 37th St. in Orange. The guest speaker will be John Paschall of the Southeast Texas Better Business Bureau. January hostesses will provide a light lunch after the meeting.

 

Red Hot Flashers to meet Jan. 17

The Red Hot Flashers of the Red Hat Society will meet at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 17 in the garden area of Walmart to carpool to LeBergue Casino in Lake Charles.

Ladies will carpool.

Birthday ladies are: Lady Cha Cha, Marcie Baca and Patty McKinley.

Please do  not bring door prizes.

A discussion will be held on how to celebrate winning first place in the Shangri La Christmas Tree contests for organizations.

All ladies are welcome.

For information call 883-1609.

 

Cormier Museum to open Jan. 19

The Orangefield Cormier Museum will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, January 19. The museum is located on Highway 105 in Orangefield, next to the Orangefield High School.

 

6th Annual Glenn Pearson Alumni Basketball Game

The sixth annual Bridge City High School Glenn Pearson Alumni Basketball Game Saturday, Feb. 2. Tip-off is set for 3:30 p.m.

All interested players are to e-mail Coach Knight at tony.knight@bridgecityisd.net ASAP to reserve a spot. The only participation requirement is that you must have played Varsity basketball at and graduated from Bridge City High School.

Interested players should include in the e-mail the year they graduated, the coach they played for and their jersey number.

 

Mardi Gras Parade set for Feb. 2

The Krewe of Krewe’s Mardi Gras Parade is set for Saturday, Feb. 2 in Historical Downtown Orange. Those wishing to participate and have a float in the parade can pick up an application at the Greater Orange Area Chamber of Commerce or email Lacey at membership@orangetexaschamber.org.

Entry fees will cost $100 and the applications must be turned in by Wednesday, Jan 23. A mandatory drivers meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 29.

For questions or more information, please call the chamber office at 409-883-3536.

 

Eagles offers activities, pool tournament and hall rental

The Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 2523, located at 803 N. 28th St. in Orange is offering several classes, activities and fundraisers.

Free scrapbook classes are held at 4 p.m. each Tuesday. The community is invited.

Free genealogy classes are offered at 4 p.m. each Wednesday.

The Eagles will host a pool tournament every Friday beginning at 8 p.m. Prize money will given to first and second place winners. Food will be available.

The Eagles have new hours of operation. The Eagles have new hours of operation. They will now be open on Monday’s at 4pm. The hours for the rest of the week remain the same.

Patrons will now enjoy free pool, free popcorn and drink specials Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday during special hours.

As always our community is invited to come meet our members and enjoy our facility.

The 63’ X 39’ hall is available for rent. The hall is suitable for all occasions, with an occupancy of 200. The amenities include a band stand, nice dance floor, tables, chairs, large kitchen, wet bar, pool table, and a large parking lot. A bartender and waitress will be provided as needed. The Fraternal Order of Eagles has an excellent location, one block off MacArthur Drive.

The Texas Fraternal Order of Eagles selects a charity each year as State Project. The “Battered Women’s Foundation” has been selected.

The Orange Fraternal Order Eagles holds a yearly “charity fair” to assist in raising money for this worthy project. The date for the current state project charity fair has been set for April 27, 2013. The charity fair will be held at The Fraternal Order of Eagles located at 803 N. 28th St., Orange, Texas. This will be the largest activity to raise funds while smaller fund raisers are being held to help our organization with this worthwhile charity.

Our community and surrounding communities will be kept informed to enjoy dances and other events as scheduled.

For more information on The Battered Women’s Foundation, (BWF), call 1 (817) 284-8464, E-Mail: batteredwomensfoundation@hotmail.com or website: www.bwf1.com.

For more information on any of the activities or rent the hall contact Sharon Bodin at 409-735-8662 or 409-719-7793.

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.

 

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.

 

LC Bapt. Church to host Bill Faye

The Little Cypress Baptist Church will host Bill Faye, author of the book “Share Jesus without fear,” as their guess speaker and trainer on Sunday, Jan. 13. He will preach at 10:30 a.m. and will host a seminar from 5 to 7:30 p.m. All are invited to attend. The church is located at 3274 Little Cypress Drive.

 

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 www.mops.org or www.fumcorange.org.

 

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.