BCHS Project Graduation to host mock beauty pageant

The Bridge City High School Project Graduation will be hosting its annual “Miss Cardinal Cutie Mock Beauty Pageant” at 7 p.m. on April 18 at the Bridge City Community Center. Their lovely “ladies” will include members of Bridge City’s City Council and School Board, and Senior Parents. Admission is $5 per person.

LCMCID Community Forums set for April 18

Little Cypress-Mauriceville CISD will hold two Community Forums to acquaint the public with details of how the proposed bond election funds would be used.

The final meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. on April 18, in the Little Cypress Junior High Cafeteria. These meeting are open to the public and are an excellent way for voters to inform themselves about the upcoming bond election.

Renderings and floor plans of proposed campus changes can be viewed on the District website at www.lcmcisd.org. Patrons may also take a tour of any of the facilities by calling the campus and making an appointment for a tour. Questions should be directed to Superintendent Dr. Pauline Hargrove or Assistant Superintendent Greg Perry at 409-883-2232.

Red Hot Flashers to meet

The Red Hot Flashers of Orange, Texas, will meet at 11:30 a.m. on April 18, at the Sunset Grove Country Club for their regular monthly meeting. There are no birthdays this month.

An additional meeting will be held at 10:30 a.m. on April 10, 2013, at Madame Rebecca’s home. This is to celebrate winning a first place in the Christmas Tree contest at Shangri La. There will be pizza and refreshments.

All ladies are welcome. For additional information, call 409-886-1609.

Fraternal Order of Eagles upcoming activities

The Fraternal Orders of Eagles, Sabine Aerie 2523, located at 803 N 28th St, Orange, is having their monthly barbecue on Thursday, April 18. The menu includes chicken quarters, green beans, potato salad, bread, cookie and trimming at $7 a plate. Dine in, pick up or delivery is offered. For more information or to place an order contact Sharon Bodin at 719-7793, leave a message at 886-7381 or fax 886-9725.

The charity fair for the Fraternal Order of Eagles is being held from 11 a.m. to midnight Saturday, April 27 at The VFW on N. Hwy 87 in Orange. A motorcycle show will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Everyone is invited to enter their bike. A prize for first, second and third places. Jivin Gene and Ken Marvel will preform from 8 p.m. to midnight. For more information contact Sharon Bodin at (409) 719-7793.

BCE Kindergarten Early Registration

Early registration for Bridge City Elementary’s Kindergarten classes will be held through to April 19.

Children must be 5 years old on or before Sept. 1, 2013. A state certified legal birth certificate, up-to-date immunization record, the child’s social security card, parent/guardian driver’s license and proof of residency (electric bill, water bill, rental or lease agreement; cell phone bills and cable bills will not be accepted). This will be the only time for teacher request for all grades.

For more information, please call 409-735-0900.

Lutcher Stark 1953, 1955 class reunion

The Lutcher Stark High School classes of 1953 and 1955 will host a reunion Friday, April 19 and Saturday, April 20 at the Sunset Grove Country Club, located at 2200 West Sunset Drive in Orange. Any classmates who graduated in the 1950’s are welcome to attend. Those interested in attending are asked to RSVP by contacting Wayland Payne at 409-886-2548.

Bridge City Strutter Clinic set for April 20

The Bridge City Strutters will be hosting a dance workshop for Pre-K through eighth grade students. It will be held from 8:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 20 at the Bridge City High School Gym.

The Bridge City Strutters Dance/Drill Team will teach participants stretch technique and a jazz dance. Participants are invited to dance in the Strutters Spring Revue on Saturday, May 4 at the Lutcher Theater in Orange. The cost is $35, which includes a “Future Strutter” t-shirt and Spring Revue ticket.

Registration deadline is Monday, April 15.

For more information, contact any Strutter, or call Amy at 719-6186.

LIT Allied Health depart. to host open house

The Department of Allied Health & Sciences at Lamar Institute of Technology will host an open house from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. On Saturday, April 20 at the Multi-Purpose Center at 802 E. Lavaca.

The event will feature all the programs located in the department: Child Care & Development; Dental Hygiene; Diagnostic Medical Sonography; Diagnostic Cardiac Sonography; Health Information Technology; Radiologic Technology; Nurse Aide; Occupational Safety & Health; Pharmacy Technician; and Respiratory Care.

Hands-on activities and demonstrations for programs will provide insight into each career. Attendees will be able to visit labs and talk to instructors as well as current students and alumni.

The LIT financial aid department as well as its distance education department will be available to answer any questions.

This event is open to anyone who may be interested in pursuing a career in health care. For more information, call (409) 880-8845.

OC AgriLife activities for April, May and June

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension of Orange County is holding a series of classes in April called Agriculture in April. The topics in this series will be Livestock and Bees and CEU’s will be offered for attending. Here is a breakdown of the dates and titles:

Tuesday, April 23 –  Beekeeping and Honey Production

Tuesday, April 30 – What Makes my Home a Farm?…Understanding Purposes and Requirements for Agricultural Land Exemptions.

All of the classes will be held at 6:00 pm at the Mauriceville Community Center. Sponsors for this program are Texas A&M AgriLife Extension of Orange County, the Lower-Sabine Neches SWD and Foskey Veterinary Clinic. Please call the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension office if you are interested so we can plan for the class materials at 409-882-7010.

May: Classes in May will be called Keeping Your Plants Healthy! There will be seven CEU’s offered, including hours in Integrated Pest Management, for attending all classes. The classes will be held on Tuesdays: May 7, May 14, May 21 and May 28. The topics that will be covered will include: Weeds, Beneficial Insects and Insect Pests, Other Health Challenges in the Environment, Fungal Diseases on Plants, and Integrated Pest Management and Pesticide Uses.

All of the classes will be held at 6 p.m. at the Mauriceville Community Center with a cost of $30 per person.

Please call the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension office if you are interested so we can plan for the class materials at 409-882-7010.

June: Diabetes classes will be offered in June are will be called: Do Well, Be Well with Diabetes Education Classes. These classes are for Adults with Type 2 Diabetes. Classes will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., once a week for eight weeks and will be held on Tuesdays:  June 4, 11, 18; July 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30. It is important to attend all classes to receive the full educational benefit. Classes will be held at First Baptist Church on Dayton in West Orange. $20 per person with scholarship available. Participants must call Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Office 882-7010 to reserve seating.

OC Relay for Life to hold monthly Team Captain meetings

The Orange County Relay for Life will holding monthly Team Captain meetings at the Lamar State College – Orange Wilson Building, Room 101.

Team captain meetings are scheduled for Monday, April 22.

All Team Captain meetings are directed at planning for the Orange County Relay for Life, a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society, which will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 6:30 a.m., May 3 – 4, 2013 at Bridge City High School. This year’s theme is “A Little Bit of Texas, A Whole Lot of Hope.”

Individuals or teams interested in becoming involved with this event are invited to attend the meeting and register on-line at www.OrangeCountyRelay.org.

CCS cheer clinic set for April 27

Community Christian School will be hosting its annual cheer clinic from 9 am to noon on Saturday, April 27 at 1911 N. 16thStreet in Orange. The cost is $30 for girls in K5 – sixth grades, and $5 for a picture of your cheerleader. Snacks  will be provided and a performance will be held at 11:30 a.m. for the parents. Sign up today! For more information call Samantha Murillo at (409) 882-4997 or email her at samanthamurillo5711@yahoo.com.  Forms can also be found at www.ccsorange.org.

Cajun French Coast Music Assoc. scholarships available

The Cajun French Music Association of La., Inc. Gulf Coast Cajun Chapter will award two $750 scholarships to any Lamar College or Lamar University/Technical School for the fall semester to a high school senior or accredited college/technical student planning on attending in the fall of 2013. Students must contact their counselor for the application. The deadline is Wednesday, May 1, no exceptions will be made and no envelopes post marked after that date will be accepted.

OC citizens to observe National Day of Prayer

The 62nd Annual Observance of the National Day of Prayer will be held at noon on Thursday, May 2 on the front steps of the Orange County Courthouse, located at 801 W. Division St. In Orange.

All are welcome to attend. This event is sponsored by Vickie Landry.

David Self Ford to host Drive 4UR School

Ford Motor Company and David Self Ford will be hosting Drive 4UR School from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 4, at David Self Ford, located at 1601 Green Ave. in Orange. This a fundraiser for West Orange-Stark, Little Cypress-Mauriceville, Vidor High School, Community Christian,  Deweyville, Bridge City and Orangefield. The community is invited to come out and take a test drive. Each test drive will earn $20 for the school of their choice. For more information, please call 409-886-3581.

American Legion election set for May 9

Elections for American Legion Post 49 2013-2014 officers will be held on Thursday, May 9. All members are asked to come out and vote and let their voice be heard. All members with 2013 paid dues are eligible to vote. Post 49 is located at 108 Green Ave. in Orange.

David Ess/BC Strutters Annual Golf Tournament set for May 18

David Ess and the Bridge City Strutters will be hosting their annual golf tournament on Saturday, May 18, at Belle Oakes Golf Course in Beaumont. The tournament will have a shotgun start beginning at 8 a.m. (sign-in will be at 7:30a.m.) and will be an 18 hole, four person scramble with prizes awarded.

Entry fee is $200 per team, which includes the green fee, cart, food, drink and prizes. Hole sponsorships are also available for $100, which includes a sign at the golf course and an ad in the Strutters Spring Revue Program. The deadline for hole sponsorship is Monday, April 15.

Tournament entry deadline is Monday, May 6. For more information contact any Strutter or call 720-9940 or 719-6186.

Ladies Auxiliary to VFW taking member dues

The Ladies Auxiliary to VFW Post 2775 are making plans to attend State Convention.  National moved their convention to an earlier date, so Texas had to do the same. The Ladies Auxiliary is now collecting “Early Bird Dues” for the fiscal year 2014 ‘Parade of Transmittals’ at State Convention in June 12-16. Members who have let their dues lapse and wish to reinstate OR remain continuous may send their dues to Jeanette Clark, Membership Chairman, at 3705 Martin St, Orange, TX 77630 or Patricia Kemp, Treasurer, at 4700 London Circle, Orange, TX 77632.

Please make checks payable to LAVFW Post 2775 in the amount of $18. If you are a cancer patient or know of anyone in the Nursing Home or very ill, please contact Jeanette at 409-883-0264. The auxiliary pays these dues with the utmost discretion.

Post members may mail their membership dues to Post Quartermaster Wilbert Duhon at 1716  37th St; Orange, TX 77630. Make checks payable to VFW Post 2775 in the amount of $22.

Local AAUW to host book drive

The Orange Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) is beginning their annual book drive to collect “gently used” books for their scholarship fund. All books, fiction, non-fiction, hardbound or paper back are acceptable. Books may be delivered to the Mann Insurance Agency located at 1505 Park Avenue at 15th Street during regular business hours. If unable to deliver the books, you may call 886-5739 or 886-2194 to arrange for pickup.

KOCB sells Litter Button banners

Keep Orange County Beautiful hopes to sell 50 banners to local businesses for $25 each promoting their “Litter Button” on their Website: www.kocb.org. Their hope is that each banner will generate 10 hits of the “Litter Button,” which would mean 500 litterers in the State of Texas would be notified by the Texas Department of Transportation of their illegal activity.

If you see someone littering, take down the time, date and place of the littering and the license plate of the vehicle. Report the activity by going to www.kocb.org and hit the litter button. Fill in the information which is then sent to TxDOT.

The offending litterer will be sent a letter reminding them it is illegal to litter in the State of Texas. They will also receive a litter bag for their car and a Don’t Mess With Texas sticker.

To purchase a banner, contact a member of KOCB or visit their Website.

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.

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.

BUNCO night at St. Mary’s Parish Hall 

BUNCO Night sponsored by the Catholic Daughters Court of St. Cecilia will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 24, in the St. Mary’s Parish Hall. All are welcome to join us for snacks, fun & prizes. A $5 offering is requested.

St. Mary Catholic School to host 79th Spring Festival

St. Mary Catholic School will host their 79th Annual Spring Festival beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 27 until 5 p.m. Sunday, April 28.

They will feature live entertainment, carnival games and activities, classic car show, fifth annual beach volleyball challenge, plant booth, kid’s fish tank, raffle, talent show, silent and Live auction and much more!

Enjoy the world’s best festival burgers, hot boiled crawfish, Mexican food booth, Cajun food booth, sweet shoppe, funnel cake, fried Oreos and their famous Pickle Sickles.

Parking admission is free.

BC KofC to sell boiled crawfish

The Bridge City Knights of Columbus will sell boiled crawfish from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 28 at the KC Hall adjacent to St. Henry Church. $20 for five pounds boiled crawfish, corn and potato. Dine in or take out. Tickets are being sold in advance by the following KC members. Ron Jackson can also be contacted for tickets at 409-351-9876 or ronnycjackson@gmail.com. Tickets will also be available at Monday evening S.H.A.R.E. meetings at St. Henry.

St. Paul UMC selling bricks for Prayer Garden

St. Paul United Methodist Church is continuing plans for its Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow Prayer Garden by paving the garden with a brick walkway.  The church is selling bricks that will be engraved with a personal note of the buyer’s choice. These bricks would provide a special way honor family and friends with a history at St. Paul’s. Each brick costs $30. Order forms are located in the St. Paul UMC reception area or can be found on stpaulfamily.org. For more information, call the St. Paul office at 409-735-5546.