OC Farmers’ Market has new Saturday hours

The Orange County Farmers’ Market now has new hours on Saturdays.  It will be open from 8-11 a.m. in order to better serve the public.  Stop by this week for purple hull peas, muscadine grapes, jams and jellies, homemade baked goods, homemade granola, a large variety of yard plants, and house plants.  If you are a gardener and want to make some extra cash, just bring your fresh produce to the Orange County Farmers’ Market.  New vendors are always welcome, and there is no fee.  For information, contact any of the Market Coordinators, Jean Fregia 409-670-6121, Joann Risinger, 409-920-2577, or Debbie McHenry, 903-539-0245.  The market is sponsored by Texas AgriLife.

Chervon Retirees Assoc. to meet Oct. 14

Retirees of Chevron, Texaco and Unocal, please note. The normally scheduled September meeting of the Chevron Retirees Association has been rescheduled to Monday, Oct. 14. A notice of the meeting will be posted as the new date approaches.

Orange VFW September events

Orange Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2775 and the Ladies Auxiliary will host the following Veteran Recognition Programs during the month of September:

Wednesday, Sept. 11 – Patriot’s Day Video; Friday, Sept. 20 – POW/MIA Day Program; Friday, Sept. 27 – VFW Day Video.

All programs will take place at 6:30 p.m. at the VFW Hall on Highway 87 North (5303 16th Street). The public is invited to attend any or all of the programs, which are not long, but very informative. No videos are repeats from previous showings. For more information, please contact Chairman John Clark at 883-0264.

American Legion to host flag retirement ceremony, looking for new members

The American Legion Lloyd Grubbs Auxillary 49  will be hosting a flag retirement ceremony at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 11.  They are also currently conducting a membership drive for 2014 and dues are still needed for 2013. Please mail dues to Ala Unit 49, PO Box 2158, Orange, TX 77630.

Strutter Clinic set for Sept. 14

The Bridge City High School Strutters will host a clinic for pre-K through eighth graders from 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 14 in the BCHS cafeteria. Participants will learn the fight song and school song and will perform with the Strutters in the Spirit Line during the home football game on Friday, Sept. 27. The cost is $30 and  participants will receive a t-shirt that reads “Future Strutter.”

Registration forms will be handed out at all schools. Please check with the school office if your child has not received the form but would like to attend or registration can be done on the day of the camp.

Red Hot Flasher to meet Sept. 19

The Red Hot Flashers of Orange County will meet at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, at PK’s Grill. The birthday lady is Madam Rebecca. She will entertain the group. Ladies need to bring small door prizes.

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

LCM CISD Dyslexia/504 Program meeting set for Sept. 19

Two meetings will be held at the Little Cypress-Mauriceville CISD Education Center (at the Special Programs building on the corner of MLK and FM 1130) to provide parent training on the characteristics of dyslexia and Section 504 eligibility criteria. Information provided will include: awareness of characteristics of dyslexia and related disorders; information on testing and diagnosis of dyslexia; information on effective strategies for teaching dyslexic students; and awareness of information on modification, especially modifications allowed on standardized testing.

Parents are encouraged to attend either the 10 a.m. meeting or the 5:30 p.m. meeting on Thursday, Sept. 19.

For more information, contact Jody Slaughter at the LCM Special Programs Office, 883-6970.

Orange Peel Out Car Club to host car show

Orange Peel Out Car Club will host their fifth annual Open Car Show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21 at Granger Chevrolet, located at 2611 MacArthur Drive in Orange.

Entry fee is $20 in advance and $25 the day of the show. Entrants will receive a free t-shirt and dash plaque.

This is an Open show so you don’t have to be a Classic or Antique to enter. Trophies will be awarded in various categories.

There will be great music, good food, lots of door prizes, several special drawings, split the pot, cool people and of course many fine vehicles! Admission is free to the public.

All proceeds benefit local charity so we want to have a big turnout!

For Entry forms or further information contact: Mike Comeaux 409-886-1781 or Mary Murray 409-886-8347.

Hunter Education Safety class set for Sept. 22

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Hunter Education Home Study Safety Class field part will be taught from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22. The online home study must be complete, printed out and brought to class. This class is not just for hunters but for anyone who handles a firearm can benefit from it. Call Danny Odom at 883-8118 to register or for more information.

Krisanne Hall to speak on the Constitution

Self-proclaimed Constitutional Missionary Krisanne Hall travels the country refreshing, re-educating and instructing all who will listen of the providential hand that guided our founding fathers in drafting our constitution.

Learn about the founding of this great nation on two nights you don’t want to miss. Come hear why our founding documents are as relevant today as they were in 1779. Hrs. Hall will captivate and hold your attention the entire event. Her fervor and love for this country will be evident throughout her presentation. She will bring to life the men and women who gave their all for the freedoms we enjoy today.

A service connected disabled veteran, Krisanne Hall is also a former assistant district attorney in Florida and a Constitutional lawyer.

She will be in Orange for a two-night event. Hall will speak at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 25 at the VFW located at 5303 16th St. and at 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 26 at the Palms Event Center located at Interstate 10 at the Martin Luther King overpass. Admission is free. Talks are different each night. For more information call 409-745-1279.

OC Democratic Party to meet Sept. 26

The monthly meeting of the Orange County Democratic Party will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26 in the Orange County Commissioners’ Courtroom, located at 123 S. 6th St. in Orange. Those interested in serving as precinct chairs may contact the county party chairwoman at deborahmitchell553@gmail.com.

LCM classes of ‘70-’76 to host reunion

The Little Cypress-Mauriceville Classes of 1970-1976 are planning a reunion, with the Class of 1973 hosting the plans since it will be their 40th Class Reunion, on Sept. 27-28.

Activities include a tailgating party before the LCM HS football game from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27 at Bear Park (LCM HS Football Parking Lot), and attending the football game afterwards.

On Saturday, Sept. 28, a reception with snacks/appetizers/non-alcoholic beverages/set-ups will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Ramada Inn, 2610 Lutcher Dr. in Orange with music and dancing to follow at 7:30 p.m. BYOB if you prefer alcoholic beverages. Music will be provided by Jimmy Jams and the cost is $35 for couples and $20 for singles. No reservations are needed but contact Sherry Sharpton Stalnaker if you have questions at (409) 313-0774 or sherryd43@aol.com.

Come and join us for walking down memory lane with our former classmates and remembering fun times from 40+ years ago.

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 tohttp://bit.ly/15Bj2yn. For additional information, contact Dr. Carol Fetters at 409-899-1819.

Service League of Orange seeks community projects

The Service League of Orange is now accepting requests from non-profit organizations only for application forms to receive financial assistance through their Community Needs Committee. The Service League encourages projects, events and activities that primarily target the good of all of the entire Orange County community. Non-profit status verification is required with the application to qualify. All documentation must be turned in by Oct. 1. Applications can be obtained by contacting Rosemary Higgins at 409-735-6472, Carolyn Lemons at 409-779-0208 or email requests to info@serviceleagueoforange.com.

OISD football Senior Citizen passes available

Dr. Stephen Patterson, Orangefield ISD Superintendent, has announced that residents of Orangefield who are 60 years of age and older qualify for a Senior Citizens Pass. The OISD school board approved these passes in 1993 and it entitles senior citizens to free admission to home activities and events sponsored by the Orangefield Independent School District.

Residents wishing to obtain these passes should go to the superintendent’s office, located in the administration building between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Proof of age and residence will be required for all Senior Citizens Pass requests.

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.

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 6:30 p.m. 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.

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.

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.

Solid Rock MBC to host appreciation services

The Solid Rock Missionary Baptist Church will host their 24th annual Appreciation Service at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15 at the church, located at 1207 Link Ave. in Orange. A pre-appreciation service will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 10 and Thursday, Sept. 12. Please RSVP to the event by calling 409-221-2213 or 409-221-7873.

First UMC hosts Tuesday morning Bible Study

First United Methodist began their Tuesday morning Bible study from 10 a.m. to noon Sept. 10 in their education building. The facilitators are Carol Allen and Christy Day. Five faith lessons concerning the early church and its task of spreading the message of Jesus Christ to the world dominated by Rome will be taught. All are welcome. Please call the church office at 886-7466 to register and reserve your book. Books cost $10.

Faith UMC to host Faith KIDZ

Faith United Methodist Church will host Faith Kidz, a mid-week adventure for grades Pre-K through fifth grade, each Wednesday evening from Sept. 11 to Dec. 11. Each evening of Faith Kidz will begin at 5:15 and conclude at 6:30. The children will enjoy activities including a bible story, games, crafts, puppets and a snack. The children will experience new adventures, new friends and receive large doses of encouragement in a Christian setting. This year, Faith Kidz is excited to announce the addition of a children’s choir. This event is open to the public. Faith UMC is located at 8608 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in Orange. Please call 409-886-1291 for more information.

“Armed & Dangerous” Spiritual Warfare

Minister Shannon Chachere from Lake Charles, La. will speak at Salem United Methodist Church Sept. 21. The day is packed with spiritual assessments, healing and pampering, silent auction and door prizes. A continental breakfast and lunch provided.

Enjoy spa treatments- facials and massages; clothing tips, healthy choices: Nutrition and medical.

Donation-$10 presale or at the door. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m.

Come to be blessed and pampered in the grace of God at Salem United Methodist Church located at 402 W. John Ave., Orange.

Starlight COGIC to host Family Conference

Starlight Church of God in Christ, located at 2800 Bob Hall Rd in Orange, will host Family Conference 2013. The conference will be held from Sept. 26-29. Registration is $35.

The theme for the conference is “Restoring all the treasures of the family.” On Thursday night, at 7:30 p.m., the Guest Evangelist is Evangelist Beverly Crawford. On Friday night, at 8 p.m., the Guest Speaker is Pastor L.D. Lee and Musical Guest, Ron Hall & Company. On Saturday, the Guest Speaker for the Treasure Luncheon will be Pastor Anthony Thomas. Sunday will culminate with Family and Friends Day at 11 a.m. with Evangelist Josie Lindsey as Speaker.

Family Power Sessions will be held from 6:45 to 7:45 p.m. on Friday night and a Family Symposium at 9 a.m. on Saturday morning.

For more information call 409-886-4366.