Stark HS reunion
The Lutcher Stark High School class of 1954 will have a reunion on Oct. 16-17 at the Sunset Grove Country Club. Some 187 letters were mailed out. The date to return an RSVP is Sept. 1. Members who did not receive a letter or have misplaced it may call Joette Evans Webb at 883-9432.

BC Band Boosters

The Bridge City Band Boosters monthly meeting will be Aug. 11 at 6:30 p.m. in the Bridge City High School Band Hall. On Aug. 20 the group will host a potluck dinner in the high school cafeteria at 6:30 p.m. The potluck is for all band parents and students grades six through 12. Bring your favorite dish enough for your family plus a few more. For more information, e-mail Cheryl Ellis at

Festival booths
Booth reservations for this year’s “Holiday in the Park,” set for Nov. 7 in Seale-Alford Plaza, next to West Orange City Hall (2700 Western Ave.) are being accepted. The event features food booths, craft booths, children’s activities and local entertainment.
Booth sites are available for vendors at a cost of $20 for non-electrical and $30 for electrical. Booths will be rented on a first-come, first-serve basis. Non-electrical booths will be 14 by 14 while electrical booths will be available in either 14 by 20 or 20 by 14 sizes.
The city reserves the right to the sale of all carbonated beverages. No alcohol of any kind will be sold at, or allowed on, the festival grounds. For rules and regulations, a site map and registration form, go to and click on the “Holiday in the Park” link in the left column.
Local entertainment will be showcased. Performers are asked to contact city hall. Scheduled entertainment includes church and school choirs and local dance groups.
For more information, or to reserve a booth call West Orange City Hall at 883-3468.

Board volunteers
Bridge City Little Dribblers seeks volunteers to serve on the team’s board of directors. Interested individuals may call Mike Lund 313-0252.

LIT orientation

A Lamar Institute of Technology orientation session will be Aug. 11 from noon-4 p.m. in the Multi-purpose Center conference room, 802 E. Lavaca St. in Beaumont. Representatives from various services offered at LIT will speak about their departments and answer questions. Topics include financial aid, parking and testing. At the end of the session, a campus tour will be offered, and students ready to register for the fall can do so. For more information, call 839-2004 or 880-8321.

Chiropractor physicals
The Texas Chiropractic Association and Pop Warner Little Scholars have announced hat doctors of chiropractic may continue to provide the required Pop Warner physical fitness and medical history exams for young athletes entering the sports association.
Recently, misinformation led parents to believe that chiropractors were not approved to provide physicals.  Parents and guardians may find a local Chiropractor at: “I appreciate Pop Warner for working with us and as we continue to help children as they pursue sports,” TCA President Dr. Kevin Kanz said.

Basketball tournament scheduled Aug. 15-16

Texas Ballers Basketball Association and Orange County Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA are hosting tournament for boys  9 and under to 17 and under and girls 9 and under to 17 and under. Scheduled for Aug. 15-16 in Orange, the cost is $175 per team. First, second and third places will be awarded, three games guaranteed. Teams from Beaumont, Louisiana and Houston have already committed.
A two night weekend package at Days Inn Orange, valued at $160 dollars will be raffled off. Other raffles include a 11 by 17 autographed picture of Houston Rockets’ Tracy McGrady; 11 by 14 autographed picture of Spurs Jacque Vanghn (11) and Michael Finley (4).
Friday night special is Josh Massey from the Houston Rockets. Coaches will receive lunch and free tee-shirts.
Call Freddy Walker at 330-1920 for more information.

Showdown on the Sabine
The Southern Professional Outboard Racing Tour will once again ride the Sabine River, Sept. 19-20.
Sponsorship is available for $1200 and limited to 10 sponsors. Packages consist of: Two six foot tables reserved in the shade under the 30 x 100 foot tent, seating and VIP passes for 20 guests for Saturday’s races and Sunday’s finals, food, soda and adult beverages, four passes to the Bud-Light Hospitality Coach, Private VIP Port-a-Potty, highlight in October Orange Blossom, Loud speaker announcement of company and display of logo on grounds.
Reserve packages by calling 883-3536.

OISD offers senior citizen passes

Orangefield Superintendent Philip Welch announced that residents of Orangefield ISD 60 years or older qualify for a senior citizen pass. The school board approved these passes in 1993. The pass entitles senior citizens to free admission to home activities and events sponsored by Orangefield ISD.
To obtain these passes, residents should go to the superintendent’s office, located in the administration building, between 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Proof of age and residence will be required for all senior citizen pass requests.

Foster grandparents needed
The South East Texas Foster Grandparent Program, sponsored by the South East Texas Regional Planning Commission is recruiting older Americans 55 and over.
Pre-service classes will begin in late August. Bi-lingual men and women are especially needed.
Call 899-8444, ext 6441 or 7510 for more information.

Reading program tests
Assessments for the Summer Reading Program are scheduled for West Orange-Stark High School students registered to be in honors classes (Pre AP / AP / and English 1301, the Lamar State College-Orange Co-enrollment) during the 2009-10 school year.
The mandatory assessments for summer reading will be given on Friday. Tests for grades 9 -10 will be administered from 9-11:30 a.m. Tests for grades 11-12 will be given from 1-3:30 p.m.
Any student who misses the assessment must contact and meet the appropriate grade-level teacher prior to the beginning of school.  Make-up tests will be scheduled for Aug. 20.
Fall semester schedules will be changed for anyone who does not complete the required reading, does not take the test, or makes lower than a 70 on the tests.

Free concert Friday
The Bridge City Lions are hosting the Stress Relief Concert 7-11 p.m., Friday, at the Bridge City Community Center. Featuring Jackie Caillier and The Cajun Cousins, along with Chris Miller and The Bayou Roots with Friends, the concert is a gift to the Bridge City community.

“In Loving Memory” Support Group to meet
 The monthly meeting of “In Loving Memory,” a support group for mother’s who have lost a child, will meet at 6 p.m., Aug.18, at the North Orange Baptist Church located at 4775 16th Street, Orange.  The group is open to mothers, any age, who has lost a child for any reason.
 For additional information call Nancy Mericle at 746-3012 or 738-5456 or Ruthie Hannegan at 735-27l8.

Discount food packages
St. Mark Lutheran Church will take orders for the Angel Food Ministry discount food program through 3 p.m. Aug. 14 at 925 Roundbunch Road.
The August menu features the signature box for $30, a senior convenience box with 10 fully-cooked heat and serve meals for $28; an allergen-free Box with five pounds of breaded meats, four and a half pounds of dry mixes for $40.
There is no longer a requirement to order any of the above before ordering th following special boxes: a six-pound assorted meat combo box for $23; a four and a half pound steak combo box for $22; a 10-pound assorted chicken grill box for $22, a fresh fruit and veggie box for $22.
Full menus and order forms are available at the back door of the church next to the parking area. Return orders by mail to the church or bring to the church from noon to 3 p.m. Aug. 14. Lone Star vouchers will be processed at that time.
Orders will be available for pickup 8-10 a.m., Aug. 29.
Methods of payment include money order, cash, check or Lone Star vouchers. All payments are due at the time of order.
For more information, or to arrange alternate ordering times, call 313-6479.

Hunter Education Safety Course scheduled

Danny Odom announced the Hunter Education Safety Course will be taught 5 – 10 p.m., Aug. 12-13. Attendance is required at both sessions. You must be at least 9 yrs old to attend. Receive lifetime certification.
Contact Odom at 883-8118 to register and get directions.

LC-M Swim Team tryouts scheduled
The Little Cypress-Mauriceville Swim Team will have tryouts from 6-7 p.m., Friday, Aug. 28, at the Sulphur Recreation and Aquatic Center. All swimmers must tryout.
Bring a completed 2009-10 athletic packet (including the physical) to the tryout. The packets are available from Diane Brown, athletic secretary.
All athletes will need to swim a 100 free and a 100 of another stroke for the tryout and they will be timed.
If you do not bring your completed physical/athletic packet, you will not be allowed to tryout. There will be a $4 fee for each swimmer/family member entering the pool deck.  
For more information, call Bonnie Dorman at 882-0277 or email