American Legion to host lunch fundraiser

American Legion Post 49, located at 108 Green Ave. in Orange, will hold a plate lunch fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, May 2. Cost is $8 and the meal will consist of brisket, link, potato salad, beans, bread and a dessert. Walk-in’s are welcome and delivery is available. Call 409-886-1241 after noon on Wednesday, May 1 and before 9 a.m. on Thursday, May 2 for orders and deliveries.

OC AgriLife activities for May and June

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension of Orange County is holding a series of classes in May and June. Here is a breakdown of the dates and titles:

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 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.

BC Strutters to host Spring Revue May 4

The Bridge City Strutters will have their 16th Annual Spring Revue at 6 p.m. Saturday, May 4 at the Lutcher Theater in Orange. The National Champion Award Winning Strutters, Bridge City High School Cardinal Singers and Soloists, and Bridge City High School Jazz Band will perform. Special guests include Lamar University Percussion Ensemble and soloist Kirk Ellender. Tickets for reserved seating for $8 may be purchased in advance from Cathy Riley at Bridge City High School or any Strutter. Tickets at the door are $10. Please contact Amy at 719-6186 for more information.

Thrift & Gift Shop sidewalk sale set for May 4

The Thrift & Gift shop will host a sidewalk sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 4 in the old Roselawn Elementary School building, located at 350 37th Street in Orange. A vast assortment of household and vintage items, new quilts, clothing and vintage jewelry will be onl sale. Those wish to take a chance on winning large quilt on display may purchase tickets for $1. The “Bargain Room” will also be filled with thousands of items.

There will also be art showing by the students of local artist Tom Windham.

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.

Lions Clubs Charity Golf Scramble to be held May 4

The 19th Annual Lions Clubs Charity Golf Scramble benefiting the Lions Eye Bank of Texas hosted by District 2-S1 Lions will be held May 4 at Sunset Groves Country Club in Orange.

The 4 man scramble will start at 8 a.m. Entry fees include all green fees and carts. Team and hole sponsor is $400, Team Sponsor $350 Hole Sponsor $100 and Cart sponsor $30.

There is a Hole–in-One prize on the par 3 14th hole sponsored by Granger Chevrolet and hole-in-one prize on all other par 3 holes. Also a $100 first place gift certificate, gift bags and door prize raffles.

There will be complimentary food, beer, soft drinks and water.

For more information please call Lions members Stump Weatherford (409) 313-0827 or Randle Morris (409) 745-3788.

Orange Historical Society to meet May 7

The general membership of the Orange Historical society will have their quarterly meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 7 at the Danny Gray Room, located in the Orange Police Building on 8th Street. The program will be given by Jerry Priddy and Ed Henry. They will present a glimpse of downtown Orange in the 1940s and 1950s, along with a number of intresting anecdotes. The public is invited to attend. The Board of Directors will be meet at 5:30 p.m.

Lutcher Theater Service Guild to install officers

Lutcher Theater Service Guild members come join us for the 2013 installation of officers dinner, 6 p.m. on Tuesday, May 7, at the Sunset Grove Country Club. A buffet dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m. Please RSVP by Wednesday, May 1, at 886-5535.

BC Band Boosters to meet May 7

Bridge City Band Boosters will hold its next meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 7 in the high school band hall. All band students and parents are encouraged to attend. Follow Bridge City Band Boosters on Facebook or visit

Senior Citizens Rally Day set for May 7

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension and Committee on Aging will like to invite all Senior Citizens to join us for a free day from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 7 at the VFW Hall on Hwy 87 in Orange. There will be 40 different vendors with health information, screenings and important information for all seniors, along with bingo, entertainment, door prizes all day and a free lunch. This year’s rally day theme will be ‘Mardi Gras’ and everyone is encouraged to dress according to the theme. Lions Eye Bank of Texas will be accepting used eye glasses. Look forward to another wonderful year of fun. For questions contact the Orange Extension Office 882-7010.

OC Master Gardeners to meet May 9

The monthly meeting of the Orange County Master Gardeners will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 9 at  Cormier Park, located at 8435 FM 1442 in Orangefield. The park is located about mid-way between IH10 and FM 105. Take Exit 869 from IH10 and head south. It is on the right just across the railroad tracks. Mr. Sauber, a local citrus grower, will be doing a citrus grafting demonstration during the meeting. All those interested are welcome to come. Prior to the meeting will be a pot luck supper which will start at 6 p.m. Please do not arrive any earlier than 5:45 p.m. as the gates will be locked. For more information please check their website and use the “Contact Us” selection.

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.

BCHS Alumni Assoc. to meet May 9

The next meeting of the Bridge City High School Alumni Association will be held at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 9 at Bridge City High School. Events for the 2013 school year will be discussed.

Questions, suggestions, or concerns may be forwarded to: Ella Stuebing at

M.B. North HS Class of 1965 to meet May 11

M.B. north high school class of 1965 will meet 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 11 at  Denny’s restaurant, located at 7112 IH 10 west in Flying J Plaza. For more information, please contact Peggy Lazenby, at 746-2139 or Ruby Randle 886-4108.

Tiger Rock to host Women’s Personal Protection Seminar

Tiger Rock Martial Arts in Bridge City will host a women’s only personal protection skills course from 3 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 11. This is a free event. To register, please call 409-920-1462, visit the shop at 1955 Miller Drive in Bridge City, or email

Cardinal Athletic Booster Club to honor athletes

The Cardinal Athletic Booster Club will hold its annual Sports Award Recognition Ceremony from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday May 13, in the Bridge City High School Cafeteria.  Senior Scholarships will also be awarded. For more information please contact Cil Dixon at 735-1641 or email at

OF Athletic Booster Club to host athletic banquet

Orangefield Athletic Booster Club will be hosting their athletic banquet at 6 p.m. Monday, May 13 in the Jr.High Gym. Tickets can be purchased in the athletic secretary’s office for $12, high school athletes are free. Tickets will NOT be available at the door. All Orangefield athletes will be honored. Athletes must wear their Sunday best. For more information please contact Doc Pentecost @ 735-6370 or Mrs. Durkin @ 735-4504.

OC Retired Teachers to meet May 13

The Orange County Retired Teachers Association will hold its final meeting of the term at 11 a.m. on Monday, May 13, at the Wesley United Methodist Church, located at 401 37th St. in Orange. Nancy Hooker will direct the installation of officers for the 2013-2014 meeting year. The members will participate in the annual White Elephant Gift Exchange. A covered dish luncheon will be served.

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.

WOS HS Athletic Banquet to be held May 2

The West Orange-Stark High School Athletic Banquet, will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday May 21, at the WOS High School Cafeteria and will be catered by Moncla’s.

Male and female athletes from the current school year 2012-2013 will be honored.

Each athlete will receive one free ticket. Parents and other family members may purchase tickets for $7.00 at the West Orange-Stark Athletic Office by May 17. For more information, please contact the Athletic Department at 882-5530.

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.

Mighty Mustang golf tourney to be held June 24

Mighty Mustang GFW Golf Tournament will be held at Babe Zaharias Golf Course beginning at 8 a.m. on June 24. Four man scramble costing $50 per player or $200 per team.

The Might Mustang GFW is a 501(c)(3)non-profit corp., supporting extra-curricular activities and academics at West Orange-Stark CISD.

Zummo links, sodas and water will be supplied.

Players can bring their own cooler and beverage. Long drive, closest to hole prizes.

There will be an auction on signed helmets from Oklahoma, Texas, Texas A&M, Baylor, Alabama, LSU and the Seattle Seahawks by Earl Thomas. If schedule permitting, Earl Thomas will be in attendance.

Call Ray Hancock at 409-988-6833 to enter or to become a hole sponsors.

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: 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 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.

Mother-Daughter Tea at The W.H. Stark House

The W.H. Stark House will host their 3rd annual Mother-Daughter Tea at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, May 11, in honor of Mother’s Day. Those attending will enjoy a formal tea setting and receive a special party favor. Stark Cultural Venues members (and their allotted guests) are free of charge; all others will pay a $5 entry fee per person (ages 4 and up are welcome and children must be accompanied by an adult). Seating is limited so an RSVP is required to attend and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. To reserve a seat or for more information, call Claire Smith at 409-883-0871.

First UMC children’s choir to present spring musical

The First United Methodist of Orange children’s choir, 1st Methodist Kids will present their spring musical, “Sermon on the Mound” on at 6 p.m. on Sunday, May 5 in the Praise Center. The youth will serve supper at 6 p.m. Supper will consist of hot dogs, apple pie, and all the trimmings. The church is located at 502 North Sixth Street in Orange. For more information, please call the church at 409-886-7466

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 For more information, call the St. Paul office at 409-735-5546.