OF Athletic Department creating Wall of Honor

The Orangefield Athletic Department is developing a “Wall of Honor” for those athletes who have either been named All-State or have gone on to play at the next level.

Much of the Orangefield Bobcat memorabilia was lost in a fire in the early 1990’s. An effort is being made to rebuild the collection. The athletic department is requesting an 8×10 photo and the year of recognition. Donations to the “Wall of Honor” may be dropped off at the field house between 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. The boy athlete photos will be hung in the field house and the girls pictures will be hung in the new gym.

The Orangefield Athletic Department is asking for the community’s help to rebuild this “Wall of Honor” that will celebrate the accomplishments of their athletes, past and present. For any questions, please call the field house at 735-4504 or email jsmalley@esc5.net.

Farmers Market open Wednesday, Saturday

Orange County Farmers’ Market is held 3-6 p.m., Wednesdays and 7-10 a.m., Saturdays throughout the growing season in the Big Lots parking lot on MacArthur Drive.

Produce and items expected to be available this week include: Tomatoes, potatoes, green beans, pinto beans (shelled and frozen), onions, garlic, cucumbers, bell peppers, banana peppers, yellow squash, zucchini, mustard greens, tender greens, herbs, blueberries, blackberries, homemade jams and jellies, canned vegetables, local honey, fresh eggs, homemade cookies and granola, fresh bread, boudain, jerky, sausage (green onion, smoked green onion, Italian, jalapeno, smoked & summer), blueberry bushes, yard plants, house plants, and more.  Items will vary due to vendor participation.

For more information, contact any of the market coordinators: Jim Frasier- 409-656-3739; Billy Peveto- 409-289-5289; Jean Fregia- 409-670-6121.

The Orange County Farmers’ Market is sponsored by Texas AgriLIFE.

WOC offers free summer breakfast, lunch programs 

West Orange – Cove CISD is sponsoring a Summer Feeding Program June 11 through Aug. 9. The program is free to the public regardless of economic status. Participants must be between the ages of one and 18 years of age.

Breakfast and lunch will be available at two campus sites:

• West Orange – Stark Elementary, located at 2605 Martin Luther King Drive in Orange, Monday through Thursday.

• West Orange – Stark High School, located at 1400 Newton Street in Orange, Monday through Thursday.

Breakfast will be served from 8 to 9:30 a.m. and lunch will be served 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

American Legion to host lunch fundraiser

The 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, June 6. The cost will be $8 per plate and the meal will consist of fried fish, potato salad, cole slaw, green beans, bread and a dessert. Walk-in’s are welcome and delivery is available. Call 409-886-1241 after noon on Wednesday, June 5 and before 9 a.m. on Thursday, June 6 for orders and deliveries.

OC Retired Senior Citizens to meet June 10

The Orange County Retired Senior Citizens will have their monthly meeting at 9:30 a.m. Monday, June 10t at The Salvation Army Building on the corner of Strickland and MLK. Those planning to stay for lunch are asked to bring a covered dish. There will be a report on a visit that the president and secretary made to the new Bldg. on 1442. All seniors are welcome to attend. Call 883-6161 for more information.

BC Lady Cardinal basketball camp to be held June 10-13

The Bridge City Lady Cardinal Basketball Camp will be held from Monday, June 10 to Thursday, June 13 at the Bridge City High School Competition Gym and BCE Gym for the little girls. Grades fourth through sixth will meet from 1 to 2:50 p.m. and grades seventh through ninth will meeting from 3 to 5 p.m. This is a girls only event. The cost just for the camp will be $60, no deadline to sign up. Just show up the first day of camp. Please make all checks out to Jennifer Willis. Please email Jennifer for applications at Jennifer.Willis@bridgecityisd.net. Forms and checks need to be mailed to Head Girls’ Basketball Coach – Jennifer Willis, Bridge City High School, 2690 Texas Ave, Bridge City, TX 77611.

Bridge City Volleyball Camp deadline approaching

The 2013 Bridge City Volleyball Camp for incoming fourth through sixth graders is scheduled from 9 to 11 a.m. July 15-18. The camp for incoming seventh and eighth graders is from 9 a.m. to noon August 19-21.

The camp for incoming freshman is scheduled from 1 to 3 p.m. July 15-18.

All camps will be held in the Bridge City High School gymnasium. The cost is $35 per student, this price does include a camp t-shirt. Please make all checks payable to Becca Peveto.

For applications, please contact the Bridge City High School at 409-735-1600, ask for Coach Becca Peveto.

Deadline to enter the camp (for a guaranteed shirt) is Friday, June 14.

Summer camps for Shangri La Gardens, Stark Museum of Art available

Eco-Rangers summer camps, hosted by Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center along with Stark Museum of Art, have new application deadlines. Completed applications will now be due by 4 p.m. Friday, June 14. Applications can be found at www.shangrilagardens.org under the Education/Summer Camps tab or may be picked up in person at Shangri La’s Admission Window.  Shangri La is located at 2111 W. Park Avenue, Orange, Texas. For more information, call 409.670.0804 or email njordan@shangrilagardens.org.

Registration for Art Quest at Stark Museum of Art is extended until 4 p.m. Friday, June 14. These summer camps are sponsored by the Stark Museum of Art for students entering grades one through 12. Six classes will be offered throughout the summer and children will participate in hands-on studio art activities as well as learn about paintings, sculptures and other works, which are part of the Museum’s collection. For a full list of classes, information on fees, and application forms, go to www.starkmuseum.org under the Education, Art Quest tab.

SETX Hospice to hold annual memorial service

The Southeast Texas Hospice will hold its annual memorial service at 2 p.m. Thursday,  June 20, in the parish hall of St. Mary Catholic Church, 912 W. Cherry Ave in Orange.

This memorial service is held in memory of all patients served by Southeast Texas Hospice and will include prayer, music and fellowship. Hospice Chaplain, Rev. Jeff Bell will preside over the service. The community is invited to attend, with a special invitation given to all bereaved hospice family members.

For more information please contact the Southeast Texas Hospice office at (409)886-0622.

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.

Grace Point at Eagle Heights to host sports camp

MEGA Sports Camp is coming to Grace Point at Eagle Heights Church. This free event is from 6 to 8:30 p.m. June 9-13. Children who have completed grades K-5th can choose to receive instruction in basketball, baseball, soccer or cheerleading. Each night includes Team Huddles, music, snacks, Bible study and more. Please visit www.gpehchurch.com/events to download the registration form and mail to the church at 11815 IH 10 E Orange TX 77630.

FBC of Bridge City to host VBS

First Baptist Church of Bridge City will host their annual Vacation Bible School from 9 a.m. to noon June 10-14. Their theme will be “Kingdom Rock, Where Kids Stand Strong for God.”

Kids will study God’s word, sing songs, create crafts and more. Children from ages Kindergarten through fifth grade for the 2013-2014 school year are invited to attend.

They will be collecting canned goods each day for the Bridge City/Orangefield Ministerial Alliance.

Early registration will be from 10 to noon Saturday, June 8.

For more information, please call 409-735-8709.

Hartburg Baptist to host VBS June 23-27

Hartburg Baptist Church, located at 2316 County Road 4181 in Orange, will host a Vacation Bible School from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. June 23-27. Their them is “Where God’s World Comes Together.” Classes will be available for nursery children through sixth grade. For more information, please call the church at 746-2841.

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.

Tresmond Edgar and Druly Lee (Taylor) Granger Family Reunion

Tremond Edgar and Druly Lee (Taylor) Granger will hold a family reunion beginning at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 29 at the Ramada Inn on IH-10 in Orange. All family and friends welcome. Guests are asked to bring covered dishes and drinks for your family. The hotel pool will be open to everyone but guests are asked to bring their own towels. A raffle drawing will be held and tickets will cost $1 each. For more information, please call Vicki Durden at 409-920-5798 or Marcella Granger Nelson at 281-979-7353.

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.

OC Master Gardeners monthly meeting

The monthly meeting of the Orange County Master Gardeners is held at 6 p.m. the second Thursday of the month at the Salvation Army building on the corner of MLK and Strickland in Orange. A potluck supper and the business meeting will be held first or program will start at 6:30PM. They will have a program on hydroponics in July. Door prizes will be drawn at the end of each meeting. The public is invited to attend each meeting. Please visit their website http://txmg.org/orange for more information or to contact us.

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.