Donations of blankets and jackets sought

The Ladies Auxiliary to Orange VFW Post 2775 are collecting blankets and winter jackets as their Make A Difference Day project. All items need to be in good condition and clean.

The 25th of October the ladies will meet at the post and load up the items and deliver them to the Veterans Homeless Shelter.

Items can be delivered after 3 p.m. Monday thru Saturday to the VFW Hall on Highway 87 North or to Chairman Jeanette Clark at 3705 Martin St. in Pinehurst.

For additional information, contact Clark at 409-883-0264.

GOACC seeking nominations for annual meeting

The Greater Orange Area Chamber of Commerce is now accepting nominations for the 2013 Citizen of the Year, 2013 Non Profit Community Service Award, and 2013 Community Service Business Award. All nominations will be due by noon, Tuesday, Nov. 12. Awards will be presented at the Annual Dinner on Dec. 10.

To obtain nomination forms and guidelines please visit the Chamber Web site or contact the Chamber office.

Orange Chapter of DAR to Meet

The William Diamond  Chapter of The Daughters of The American Revolution of Orange will hold it’s monthly meeting at 10 a.m., Monday, Oct. 21. The meeting will be held at St. Paul United Methodist Church located at 1155 West Round Bunch in Bridge City.

The program will be “Historical Reflections From an 1841 Letter.” Any woman eighteen years of age or older who can prove linage of an ancestor of The American Revolution is eligible. Anyone who is interested is encouraged to attend. If more information is needed, the Chapter Regent may be contacted at 409-735-5253.

“Coats for Kids” will keep kids warm this winter

The Salvation Army in Orange is holding “Coats for Kids,” a coat drive from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 8.  Coats sizes infant to 12 years of age are being accepted. For added convenience, this warm contribution can be made without leaving your vehicle.

Coats for Kids is a program designed by The Salvation Army of Orange as an effort to bridge the gap between the holiday giving time and when it is time to bundle-up children for cold weather.

“Coats are a common request from parents for their children during our Angel Tree drive at Christmas time,” explains Capt. Michael Cox, “but in our area it is often difficult to purchase coats until after the first of the year and after our toy drive is complete.”

Coats will be distributed to kids in Orange County from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. on Dec. 11.

Those who would like to receive a coat must be registered with The Salvation Army located at 1950 MLK Drive in Orange.  For more information about the program, please contact The Salvation Army at 409-291-8400.

Donations sought for BC Library rummage sale

The Friends of the Bridge City Public Library are taking donations for the rummage sale that will be held Saturday, Nov. 9 in the library expansion. All funds from the sale will be used for the completion of the empty expansion. To date, The Friends have raised funds for the next phase, which will be air conditioning and cabling.

If anyone has something to donate for the rummage sale, they are asked to bring it to the Bridge City Public Library located at 101 Parkside Drive in Bridge City during normal library hours.

Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. , Monday through Wednesday; Thursday is late night open from 1 p.m. until 7 p.m. and from 9 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. only on Friday.

Red Hot Flashers to meet

The October meeting of the Red Hot Flashers will be at 11:30 a.m., Oct. 17, at the Sunset Grove Country Club.

Plans for the Christmas party on Dec. 18, 2013, will be discussed as well as the Shangri La tree contest.

There will be a ceremony for the new members.

Duchess Susanna, Susan Quigley, Lady Cajun, Mary Broussard, and Lady Penny Pincher, Kathy Jones are the birthday ladies for the month.

These ladies will bring entertainment. Door prizes will be available. All ladies are welcome.

For information call 409-886-1609

Sulphur post to hold dance

The American Legion in Sulphur is sponsoring a dance 8 p.m.-midnight, Saturday Oct. 19 at the post home located at 1403 W. Hwy. 90. Mikael Fruge and the Black Birds will play a mixed selection of country, swamp pop and French music. Tickets are $8 per person and are available for purchase at the post.

For more information call 337-527-9513.

LCM Parade scheduled for Oct. 18

The Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School Homecoming Parade is scheduled for Oct. 18. This year’s theme is “Bear Pride ‘Catch It’ Homecoming.” The parade will begin at 2 p.m. from LC Junior High School, travel north on FM 1130 and east on Bear Patch. It will be followed by a pep rally that will begin at approximately 3:30 p.m. in Bear Stadium.

Participation in the parade is open to LCM High School clubs, organizations, teams, homecoming court, all District departments, all campuses, LCM School Board, and LCM graduating classes celebrating reunions in intervals of 5 or 10 years.  Community floats or vehicles are also invited to participate. Parade fees for community entries are Community Groups $50, Businesses $100, and Political Ads $150.

For additional details and a registration form, call LCM High School at 886-5821. You can also e-mail Stacey Smith at

Hunter Education Safety Class

Texas Parks & Wildlife Hunter Education Safety Class is scheduled for 6:30-9:30 p.m. on Monday Oct. 28 and Tuesday Oct. 29. You must attend both sessions. Certification is required if you are at least 17 uears old and were born on or after Sept. 2, 1971 to hunt in Texas. You can become certified if you are at least 9 years old.

This is not just for hunters, anyone with firearms can benefit from this class.

Call Danny Odom to register at 883-8118.

Democratic Party to hold meeting

The Orange County Democratic Party monthly meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 24 at the Orange County Commissioners’ Courtroom, 234 S. 6th St. in Orange. The party is recruiting volunteers, precinct chairs and precinct captains. Those interested can either attend the meeting or call 409-882-9620.

Honey Bears Bulls and Barrels Rodeo Oct. 26

The Little Cypress Mauriceville Honey Bear Drill Team will hold their eighth annual Bulls and Barrels Rodeo, at 5 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 26 at the Cowboy Church of Orange County Arena, located at 673 FM 1078, Orange, Texas.

The show is open to those wishing to participate in bull riding or barrel racing. Other events will include mutton busting (sheep riding) for younger cowboys and cowgirls. Rodeo contestants wishing to enter should call Brittney Wacasey at 817-253-3042.

The rodeo is open to the public and admission is $5 per person. The Honey Bears will facilitate the rodeo operations including registration procedures and concessions sales. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Honey Bear Drill Team program.

This event has become an LCM tradition and provides quality family entertainment for residents of Southeast Texas and Southwest Louisiana.


Breast Cancer Survivor Breakfast to be held


David Self Ford is hosting a Survivor’s Breakfast honoring all Breast Cancer Survivors at 8 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 17, at the dealership located 1601 Green Ave. in Orange.

Please RSVP to 800-817-5255 or so they can be sure to have enough food catered.

VFW patriotic contests for students announced

Orange Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2775 and The Ladies Auxiliary have all materials and criteria in all local schools for the Voice of Democracy and Patriot’s Pen contests.

Voice of Democracy Audio/Essay Scholarship Contest is for Students 9-12th grades. Local Scholarship Awards of $300, $200 and $100 will be awarded.

Patriot’s Pen Essay Contest is for 6th-8th grades with local cash awards of $150, $100, $75 and $50.

Outstanding Citizenship Education Teacher of the Year is for three levels-Kindergarten through 5th, 6th-8th and 9th-12th grades.

Home-schooled students are eligible to enter all contest. Foreign Exchange Students are not eligible.

All entries must be in the hands of the Ladies Auxiliary or VFW no later than Friday Nov. 1. Late entries will not be accepted.

First place winners in Voice of Democracy, Patriot’s Pen and Teacher of the Year will advance to the District level of competition for additional awards. The first place District winners advance to State Level. The State winners will advance to National where awards are even greater.

First Baptist offers Trunk or Treat

First Baptist Church of Bridge City would like to invite the Bridge City community to Trunk or Treat. Parents are welcome to bring their children to enjoy train rides, music, and a lot of candy.

The event is scheduled for 5:30-7:30 p.m., Oct. 31 in the west parking lot of First Baptist Church located at 200 W Roundbunch Road in Bridge City. For more information call: (409) 735-3581.

Trunk or Treat to be hosted by Faith UMC

Faith United Methodist Church, located at 8608 MLK Jr. Dr., Orange, invites you to Fall Fest 2013 Trunk or Treat.  Join them in the church parking lot 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 31 for Trunk or Treat.  There will be plenty of treats and the public is invited.

Call the church office 9-1 p.m., Monday through Friday at 886-1291 for any questions.

City Fest 2012 to be hosted by Second Baptist Church

Second Baptist Church, Bridge City will be hosting City Fest 2013 at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26. A concert by Christian country recording artist, Ronnie Yawn and White Horse begins at 6 p.m. Family oriented, City Fest will include free food, games for the kids and music.

The music of Ronnie Yawn and White Horse is pure country with Christian lyrics. They have played with Ricky Skaggs, Merle Haggard and Gene Watson

Second Baptist Church is located at 340 Bland Drive next to the fire station. For more information, contact the church at 409-735-8156.