Farmers Market open Wednesday, SaturdayOrange 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: Watermelon, cantaloupe, tomatoes, peas, okra, eggplant, spaghetti squash, onions, cucumbers, peppers, yellow squash, zucchini, figs, fresh eggs, homemade baked goods, boudain, jerky, sausage (jalapeno, green onion, smoked and Italian), yard plants, house plants, and more.  Items will vary based on 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 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.


WOS Elementary to host Kindergarten Round-up 

West Orange – Stark Elementary School will conduct a Kindergarten Round-Up for kindergarten students new to the district on Thursday, Aug. 1. Two Round-up sessions will be held on that day from 9 to 11 a.m. and 3 to 5 p.m.

Both sessions will be held in the WO-S Elementary library.

To enroll a student, parents must bring the child’s birth certificate, social security card, and immunization record. Proof of residency must also be presented (i.e., electric bill or lease agreement).


American Legion to host meet and greet

The American Legion Post 49, located at 108 Green Ave in Orange, will host a meet and greet luncheon for the new 2013-2014 officers from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 3. All members and anyone interested in joining the American Legion are invited to attend and are asked to bring a favorite snack and small gift for a drawing.


Solid Rock MBC to sell fish dinners

Solid Rock Missionary Baptist Church, located at 1207 Link Ave in Orange, will sell fish dinners from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 2. Two catfish filets will cost $8 and one catfish filet will cost $7. The sides include potato salad, green beans or sweet peas and bread. For more information, please call 409-221-7873.


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.


OC Historical Society to meet Aug. 6

The Orange County Historical Society will  have its quarterly meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6 in the Danny Gray Room, located in the Orange Police Department building on 8th Street. Members should be prepared to talk about their families with emphasis on how they came to settle in Orange. The Board of Directors will meet at 5:30 p.m.


Shangri La  to host Wild Wednesdays through Aug. 7

The Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center, located at 2111 W. Park Ave. in Orange, will host the Wild Wednesday program through Aug. 7.

“Orchid Ice Cream” will be held from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 7. Spend a morning learning about the vanilla orchid. Participants will gain knowledge about the vanilla bean as a flower seed pot. Ice cream lovers of all ages will enjoy this program and have an opportunity to make ice cream.

For more details, please call 409-670-9113 or visit

An RSVP is required as space is limited. To reserve a seat, call 409-670-9799.


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. Thursday, Aug. 1. Cost is $8 and the meal will consist of fried fish, potato salad, cole slaw, green beans, bread and dessert. Walk-ins are welcome and delivery is available. Call 409-886-1241 after noon Wednesday, July 21 and before 9 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 1 for orders and deliveries.


Buckner to host foster care, adoption interest meeting

Buckner Children and Family Services will present a free foster care and adoption information meeting at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 12 at Buckner Children’s Village, 9055 Manion Drive in Beaumont.

A Buckner representative will give an overview of foster care and adoption options in Texas, including foster-to-adopt, Waiting Texas Children and domestic infant adoption programs. International adoption options, through Buckner’s affiliate Dillon International, will also be discussed.  For information or a reservation to attend the meeting, please call Sara Richards at 409-866-0976 or email

For more than 134 years, Buckner Children and Family Services has been transforming lives through hands-on ministry, serving the most vulnerable from the beginning to the end of life. Buckner is one of the oldest and most unique faith-based social service organizations of its kind, serving more than 600,000 people each year in the United States and 18 countries worldwide.  To learn more about foster care and adoption services through Buckner, visit


Free school supplies to be distributed Aug. 17

The Orange County Christian community has teamed up to distribute school supplies on a first come, first serve basis at the from 10 a.m. To 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17 at the Orange Lions City Park.

In case of rain the WOS Middle School will host the event. In addition to the free school supplies, students and their families will be treated to free food, entertainment, haircuts, socks, underwear, free or low cost vaccinations, and more.

Local businesses or organizations that would like to help support the children of Orange County can write a check to OCS (Orange Christian Services) with a note in the memo line for “Back to School Orange”.

Please mail checks to Orange Christian Services, Back to School Orange, 2518 W Park Ave, Orange, Texas 77630

For more information please look us up on the web at or their Facebook at backtoschoolorange.


Dove Hunt Warm Up Fundraiser for 4-H Club

Orange County Claybusters Shooting Sports 4-H club will hold their 8th Annual “Dove Hunt Warm Up” held at the Orange Gun Club, Saturday, Aug. 24. Rounds will start at 9 am. Five Man Teams are $500 and individual shooters $100. Make your own teams or one can be made for you. Shooting format includes skeet trap and 5-stand. Trophys will be awarded for first, second and third place teams. HOA awards for top adult and youth shooters. Lunch will be provided for shooters and will be available for $5 to non-shooters. There will be great raffles and silent auction. Teams and individuals need to RSVP if possible by Aug. 14 to John Bilbo, 409-779-1115.


BCHS Class of 1963, 1964 to host reunionThe Bridge City classes of 1963 and 1964 would like to recognize its military veterans at our 49th and 50th class reunion to be held September 21 and 22. We would like a picture and brief description of your military service.

If you are a veteran and do not plan attend, please forward your information and picture so that others may know of your contribution.

Please contact or Vincent Hannegan at 409-735-2033 or 972-841-1678


Eagles to host pool tourney

The Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 2523, located at 803 N. 28th Street in Orange, will host a pool tournament each Friday beginning at 8 p.m. The two tables are open Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday nights. Popcorn will be served and a drink special will be offered until 11 p.m. The community is invited to come meet the members of Aerie 2523 and join in the fun.

For more information leave a message for Shon Branham after 4 p.m. at 886-7381.


Bridge City Volleyball Camp set

The 2013 Bridge City Volleyball Camp for incoming seventh and eighth graders is from 9 a.m. to noon August 19-21.

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


LCHS reunion for classes of 1953-1970 set

The Little Cypress High School Graduating Classes of 1953 to 1970 have scheduled a reunion for Oct. 5. Reunion events will include an LC Alumni Reception, dinner and dance at the VFW Post 2775 Hall Ballroom at 5303 16th St. (Highway 87) in Orange.

The LC Friends’ Reception, with snacks, appetizers and drinks provided, will be from 2 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Dinner is at 6 p.m. with Music and Dancing from 7:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.

A fee of $35 per person includes appetizers, drinks, dinner and dance, although all teachers, administrators and coaches attend free. Checks for $35 per person should be made payable to and mailed to Kenneth Lewis, 595 Orleans St., Ste. 500, Beaumont, Texas 77701.

Organizers are searching for alumni from the classes of 1963 to 1970. For details on the event, go to For additional information, contact Dr. Carol Fetters at 409-899-1819.


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 for more information or to contact us.


Ladies Aux, VFW membership dues now due

The Ladies Auxiliary to Orange Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2775 had a successful run on membership during the July 4 BBQ/Membership Drive, which allowed the auxiliary to reach its first State Membership Quota.

There are still 66 members who have not paid their dues and still a number of members from last year. Dues are $18 for continuous or reinstates to remain a member. All dues must be in by Dec. 31, 2013 to remain continuous. Dues may be sent to Membership Chairman Jeanette Clark at 3705 Martin St; Orange, TX 77630 or to Treasurer Patricia Kemp at 4700 London Circle; Orange, TX 77632.

For further information contact Patricia at 886-2796 or Jeanette at 883-0264.

If you need help with your dues, please contact one of the above in the strictest of confidence. We have a fund to take care of this.  The auxiliary membership is key to supporting our Veterans and their benefits.

The Post and Auxiliary meet monthly at 7 p.m. on the first and third Mondays at the VFW Hall on Highway 87 North.  Attendance at these meetings will give members an insight of all the programs and work we do on behalf our veterans who have given so much for our freedom.


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


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.