Meeting of BC Project Graduation
BC Project Graduation will have a meeting at 6:30 p.m., Monday, April 6, at the High School Library. Events for the night as well as financial matters will be discussed at this very important meeting. Many plans and decisions need to be made. All parents and seniors are encouraged to attend.

Contact John Gothia at 882-1217 or Kami Wright at 779-0446 for more information.

Farmers’ market opens

Saturday is the first session of this season’s farmers’ market to be

from 7 to 11 a.m. at Lions Park in Orange. Hosted by the Orange

Convention and Visitors Bureau, there is no set-up fee, said the

bureau’s Darlene Zavada.

Homegrown fruits and vegetables, baked goods and crafts are acceptable.

“It’s just a way for people to make a little money,” said Zavada.

The market will take place each Saturday, until depletion of crops make it necessary to close.

Plant sale

Orange County Master Gardeners’ annual plant sale will be from 8 a.m.

to 1 p.m. April 18 at the Beall’s Shopping Center parking lot in

Orange. For more information, call the Orange County Extension Office

at 882-7010.

Relay for Life benefit
The Orange and Bridge City branches of Bridge City Bank will host a bake sale Fridays until May 1. Donations will go to the Relay for Life, a benefit for the American Cancer Society.

Diabetes education
  Orange County Diabetes Prevention Awareness and Health Education Program presents “Do Well, Be Well with Diabetes,” An educational program for people with pre diabetes and type 2 diabetes. The primary goal is to help participants learn how to manage their blood glucose in the ranges recommended by the American Diabetes Association. April classes are from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Express Hotel in Orange April 6-10 and April 13. Classes are free. To preregister, call the Texas AgriLife Extension Office 882-7010.

WOHS reunion seeking classmates
A search is on for members of West Orange Class of 1960, for an upcoming reunion in May and the class of 1963 to build a database for a future reunion.
Current contact information for members of the 1960 class can be e-mailed or phone to Mike Trahan, or (940) 300-4869 (cell phone with voicemail).
Class of ‘63 members can be e-mailed to Mike Louviere at or called into 313-4442.

Strutters’ clinic
The Strutters Clinic, a dance workshop for Pre-K through eighth-grade girls, is set for April 4 from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the Bridge City High School Gym. The Bridge City Strutters Dance / Drill Team will teach participants stretch technique and a jazz dance.
Participants are invited to dance in the Strutters Spring Revue on April 25 at the Lutcher Theater in Orange.
Cost of $30 includes a “Future Strutter” T-shirt. Registration deadline is March 23. Forms are available at all BC schools.
For more information, call Cathy Riley at 735-8521.

Strutters annual golf tournament
The Bridge City Strutters annual golf tournament will be May 16, at Babe Zaharas Golf Course in Port Arthur. The tournament is an 18-hole, four-person scramble. Entry fee of $200 per team includes green fee, cart, food, drink and prizes. Registration deadline is May 6.
Hole sponsorship is $100 and includes a sponsor page in the Spring Revue Program. Hole sponsors must be submitted by April 14.
For more information, call Cathy Riley at 735-8521, or 735-1501.

Bridge City class of ‘79 reunion
The Bridge City class of 1979’s 30-year reunion will be from 7 p.m. to midnight Aug. 1 at the Holiday Inn-Park Central in Port Arthur. Invitations and registrations have been mailed. Completed forms should be returned as soon as possible.
For more information, e-mail Lori Bergeron Haynes at; or Paige Daniels Williams at

OC Relay for Life meetings
Orange County Relay for Life, a benefit for the American Cancer Society, will host a team captain meeting April 20. Additionally, the Relay for Life committee will have meetings on April 13 and April 27. All individuals interested in assisting in planning the OC Relay for Life event scheduled May 1-2 are welcome to attend.
Meetings begin at 6 p.m. and will be at the Entergy building on Strickland Drive. Relay for Life is the signature event of the American Cancer Society. For more information, e-mail Becky Grant at; or call Jacki Burleson at 835-2139.

Meeting for home-school/private school parents
A meeting will be held at 5 p.m. April 16 at the Little Cypress-Mauriceville CISD Education Center (at the Special Programs building on the corner of Martin Luther King Jr. Drive and Farm Road 1130) to give representatives of private schools and parents who home-school their children the opportunity to participate in planning and consultation for the federal Title 1, 2, and 4 programs.
At 6:30 p.m., a consultation meeting will be held to discuss which eligible private school students will receive special education services, the services to be provided, how and where the services will be provided, and how the services provided will be evaluated.
For more information, contact Jody Slaughter or Dr. Bob Finch at the LCM Special Programs Office, 883-6970.

WO-C study lab welcomes students   
West Orange-Cove CISD’s Community Afterschool Study Lab, operated in partnership with Trinity Lutheran Church, welcomes students in first through 12th grades.
 The lab is open from 3:15 – 5:15 p.m., each Wednesday and Thursday afternoon through April, whenever school is in session.
Each lab is staffed with a leader, aides and/or volunteers to assist students with their homework.
The study lab is at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1819 N. 16th St., in the fellowship hall.
Parents should use the parking lot at the back of the church.
Services are free to students and families of WO-C CISD.

Election to be held for VFW Auxiliary
The Ladies Auxiliary VFW Post 2775 will hold an election of officers for the fiscal year 2009-2010, at 7 p.m., April 7. All members are asked to attend. New officers will assume duties June 29.
 For more information, contact Jeanette Clark at 883-0264

2009 Honda Foreman Drawing
The Little Cypress Mauriceville Class of 2009 is having a drawing for a 2009 Honda Foreman 500 4X4 package valued at $10,000 to benefit project safe graduation. The package includes the ATV and a Top Hat 5X10 Utility Trailer, ITP wheels with Mud Lite tires, a custom Snorkel Kit, and a custom stereo system. The sponsors are Triple L. Powersports, Synical Sounds, Performance ATV, Triangle ATV, Farmers Mercantile, and Matt Purgahn Insurance. Tickets are $5 each. The drawing will be held May 30.
For more information or to purchase tickets contact publicity chairman, Laura Floyd, at or Darrell Alsandor at

LCM tee shirts for sale

Little Cypress-Mauriceville Project Safe Graduation tee shirts are in. Prices are $10.00 for small-large and $12.00 for extra large to XX-large.
Call Greg Anthony at 791-7090 or email him at to purchase.

LCM Project Graduation events and meetings scheduled
The next Little Cypress-Mauriceville Project Graduation meeting will be Monday, April 6, at the LCM High School cafeteria. All senior parents need to attend. Final plans for the car show, Saturday, April 25 and the all night party on May 30 will be made.
LCM Project Graduation Cookbooks are being sold for $10. To place an order call Lisa Coffey at 882-9567 or Kelly Wade 988-0965. Books should be ready for delivery for delivery by April.
The 14th annual Bear Cave Cruisers Car Show and Sound Off is 9 a.m. till 4 p.m., April 25 at LCM High School. Awards start at 3 p.m. Register cars online at or call 313-1856.
The 2009 Mr. Honey Bear Pageant will be at 3 p.m., Sunday, April 5, in the high school auditorium. All senior boys are eligible to compete. Whe winner will receivea $50 Academy gift certificate. Tickets are $3 in advance or $5 at the door.
Project Graduation Mazzio’s night is between 5-8 p.m., Monday, April 13. A portion of the profits on purchases made during that time will be donated to LCM Project Safe Graduation. This includes all dine-in and carry-out.

Donate the gift of life

LifeShare Blood Center will be set up from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 1 in the parking lot of West Orange City Hall (2700 Western Avenue). The public is invited to donate.
Contact city hall at 883-3468 for more information.

GTBMS meets
Golden Triangle Body Mind and Spirit will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m., Thursday, April 2, at Sertino’s in Beaumont. The organization promotes a holistic approach to health and wellness. areas of focus for the group are complimentary and alternative healing technuques, nutritional and alternative approaches to deal with chronic conditions, as well as the spiritual aspects of wellness, consciousness and various pholosophies. Topic for this months meeting: The law of attraction.
Sertino’s is located at 5657 Eastex Freeway (near Best Buy and Gander Mountain). Gathering of members begins at 6 p.m. for fellowship.
For more information, contact Victoria Ramirez, or check out their Web site:

Recipe Contest announced
Sylvia Dickey Smith is holding a recipe contest for a new cookbook planned for this year. She is looking for southern and Cajun recipes that embodies the flavor of Orange County. Winner of the contest will receive a copy of the fourth book in the Sidra Smart mystery series when released.
Deadline for the contest is July 31. Recipes may be emailed to or mailed to Recipe Contest c/o The Record Newspapers, 320 Henrietta, Orange, TX, 77630 or #3 Professional Park, Bridge City, TX, 77611.

Free rose presentation
Fort Polk, La., horticulturist Dr. Jeffery McMillian will talk at a free rose presentation from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club, corner of Strickland and Martin Luther King Jr. drives. The event is sponsored by the Texas AgriLife Extension Service and Master Gardeners. For more information, call 882-7010.

Free pond management seminar
Design and construction, stocking and renovation are some of the topics at a free seminar for Orange, Jefferson and Hardin counties from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at JB’s Barbecue in Orange. Sponsored by Texas AgriLife, 1.5 CEU’s will be offered for participants carrying a pesticide license. To pre-register, call 882-7010.

Wine education with LSC-O trip
An educational excursion to the Messina Hof Winery is on tap for April 9. Participants will travel from Orange to Bryan for a sample tasting of wines, dining at the Vintage House restaurant, even a souvenir wine glass. The cost is $75 per person and includes transportation, event fees, lunch, and fun. Participants must be 21 years old or older to enroll.
To request a complete schedule of all classes scheduled for the spring or to register for any of these courses, contact the Office of Continuing Education and Workforce Development at 409-882-3321. To visit with the staff in person, stop by the office located at 506 Green Avenue.