BCISD schedules public hearing
In accordance with Texas Education Code 39.053, Bridge City Independent School District will hold a public hearing at 6 p.m., Monday, Nov. 17, in the Bridge City High School Cafeteria, 2690 Texas Ave., Bridge City.
The purpose of this meeting is to discuss Bridge City ISD’s Academic Excellence Indicator System report.
The district’s board of trustees is required to publish an annual report that includes the AEIS report; campus performance objectives; a report of violent or criminal incidents; and, information received under Texas Education Code §51.403(e) from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.
For further information contact Dr. Jamey Harrison, 735-1602.

Loving Memory support group to meet
 The monthly meeting of “In Loving Memory” a support group for mothers any age who have lost a child for any reason, begins at 6 p.m. Nov. 18, at North Orange Baptist Church, 4775 16th St.  For more information, call Nancy Mericle at 746-3012 or 738-5456, or Ruthie Hannegan at 735-2718.

Thibodeaux to speakat Golden K Kiwanis
County Judge Carl Thibodeaux will speak when the Golden K Kiwanis Club meets at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 12, at Sunset Grove Country Club. Brunch will be served at 9:30. The group welcomes retired seniors looking for a club geared to their age group. Call 883-5761 for more information.

Disaster Support Group coming to BC
 The Bridge City Chamber of Commerce and school district have worked together with Spindletop MHMR to bring in  Disaster Mental Health Services, which is sponsoring a support group for individuals and families who have been affected by Hurricane Ike. The group meeting is free, confidential and supportive. Activities for children are included in the Disaster Mental Health Service.
Sessions are scheduled 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Nov. 13, 20 and Dec. 4, 11 and 18 in the Bridge City High School cafeteria, 2690 Texas Ave.
To attend individual sessions, or for more information, call the Bridge City Chamber at 735-5671.

Prostate Cancer Screening rescheduledDue to Hurricane Ike, the Julie Rogers Gift of Life Program has reset its prostate cancer screening events in Beaumont and Orange.
The Orange screening will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 15,  North Orange Baptist Church, 4775 16th St. Beaumont’s screening has been rescheduled from 9 to 11 a.m. Nov. 22 at the Sterling Pruitt Center, 2930 Gulf St.
Gift of Life provides free prostate cancer screenings for men without medical insurance, Medicare, Medicaid, or are underinsured, who are at least 45 years of age (or 40 if the applicant is African-American or has a family history of prostate cancer). Without the provision of these free screenings, so many of the medically underserved men our area would go without these lifesaving screenings. For more information call 833-3663 or 1-877-720-GIFT (4438).

Seahawks host softball tryouts
The Lamar State College-Port Arthur Seahawks softball team will host open tryouts Nov. 22 for current high school juniors / seniors, and students now enrolled at Lamar-PA or planning to attend the college in fall, 2009. Tryouts will be at Martin Field, 1000 Lakeshore Drive on the LSC-PA campus. Position players will work out from 9 a.m. to noon; and pitchers and catchers from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Interested players are asked to download a registration form from the softball page of the college Web site (www.lamarpa.edu), fill out the form then follow the instructions for returning the form to the college. Prospective players must show proof that they had a physical during the past year. Prospects must bring that verification to the tryouts. For more information, call 984-6293.

Senior citizens’ meeting
The Orange County Senior Citizens will meet at 10 a.m. Nov. 18 at the Salvation Army Building on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in Orange. All senior citizens are invited. Members should bring a covered dish, a prize for bingo games and soap for donations to Orange Christian Services. For more information, call 883-6161.

GOACC ambassadors to meet
Greater Orange Area Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors will meet at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 13, at the chamber’s temporary office in the Northway Shopping Center, 3737 N. 16th St. Nominations will be taken for 2009. For more information, call 883-3536.

An evening of dance at LU Theater
Lamar University Dance Company presents an evening of dance works from LU faculty and students, featuring guests from Tarrant County College, Northwest Campus. Enjoy ballet, modern, jazz, tap and world dance forms. 
On Nov. 20, a free opening night reception will follow the performance. Everyone is invited to attend and meet new dance faculty members L. Michelle Ozmun, Julie Parker and Golden Wright.
The performances are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Nov. 20-21. and the Lamar University Theater.
Tickets are $10 for general admission; and $5 for senior citizens and students.
Call 880-7799 for more information.

LSC-PA holds holiday food drive

Lamar State College-Port Arthur is holding it’s annual food drive until 5 p.m., Nov. 21. They are attempting to set a new record of 10,000 cans of non-perishable food, because of the increased need.
Food donations may be delivered to the the Student Activities office on the second floor of the Lamar-Port Arthur Student Center, 1600 Procter Street.
For informations, call 984-6191.

GOACC extends nominations

 The Greater Orange Area Chamber of Commerce announced that it has extended the nomination deadline for yearly awards presented by the chamber at their annual meeting in January. Dec. 15 is the new deadline. Chairman contact info for the following awards are:
Citizen of the Year -Joe Love (409) 883-3563 jlove@orangesavingsbank.com.
Non-Profit of the Year Misty Bornholt-Winder (409) 882-4040 studio87salon@hotmail.com.
Community Service- Business Award -(409) 883-3563 slee@orangesavingsbank.com.
Give these chairmen a call for more information.

Rock’in Riders trail ride

The Rock’in Riders Trail Riding Club will host a ride on November 15 at Tyrrell Park, in Beaumont. Riders will meet in the park, ride out at 9 a.m. to ride the trails in Cat Tail Marsh.
Rock’in Riders is a family oriented group, all ages are invited to ride with us.
Email rockinriders@yahoo.com for more information.
Computer club to meet
A meeting of the Golden Triangle Computer Club begins on Nov. 15 at 1:30 p.m. with Dr. Sam’s Q&A Discussion Group (for solving computer system problems). The main guest speaker presentation at 2:30 p.m. will be “Internet Investing and Securities” by Myron Knapp of Wachovia Securities.
Our meetings are free and open to the public.
Come early, sign in and get your ticket for drawing of door prizes.
For location, directions or questions, call 866-4398.