SOST Fourth concert
The Symphony of Southeast Texas again joins the city of Beaumont for its annual Fourth of July Celebration Concert at the Julie Rogers Theater at 8 p.m. on the Fourth. Chelsea Tipton II, the orchestra’s new music director, will lead the group in old American standards, light classical works and patriotic favorites.
Selections include “76 Trombones,” Rossini’s “William Tell Overture,” the theme from “Raiders of the Lost Ark” and the popular “Armed Forces Salute.” The concert, sponsored by ExxonMobil, HEB, Marine Fueling and the Symphony League of Beaumont is free to the public.
For more information, or to purchase season tickets, call the symphony office at 892-2257, or go to

WO-S baseball camp
The 2010 West Orange-Stark Baseball/Hitting/Fielding camp will be Tuesday and Wednesday, July 6-7, at Ronnie Anderson Field.
Cost is $35 for registration/payment by Friday, July 2. After July 2 cost is $45.
• Morning session: 9-11:30 – ages 6-10.
• Afternoon session: 1-3:30 – ages 11-14.
A waiver of liability must be filled out prior to participation
Register by e-mailing or call one of the following: 313-1019 – Coach Riojas; 670-2943 – Coach Hallman; 988-5095 – Coach Landry.

Feeding the Needy

The Bridge City/Orangefield food program, administered by St. Paul United Methodist Church, helps feed low income and needy families in BC/OF community. They are currently looking for more families to serve. For those interested, they distribute every first Thirsday of each month at the Community Center in Bridge City beginning at 8 a.m. Proof of residency is required and qualification for service will be determined at that time.
Founded by W.A. and Margaret Richter, the program continues with the help of many volunteers and other contributers. St. Paul UMC accepts donations of aluminum cans which they sell to earn money to buy supplies for the program. Other donations are also accepted.
The church is located at 1155 W. Roundbunch Road.

Barbecue cookoff planned for McLewis VFD
Cecil Atkission Motors of Orange will host a barbecue cookoff to benefit the McLewis Volunteer Fire Department, Saturday, July 10. Trophies will be awarded in each category. Events include: brisket, chicken, ribs, beans and the “wild card.”
Other sponsors for the event are Walmart, Acadian Companies and The Palms Event Center.
For more information contact Justin Lee at 409-883-2828 ext. 126 or by cell at 409-550-0427. Cecil Atkission Motors is located at 4103 E Interstate 10.

Fourth celebration
First Baptist Orangefield will have a community-wide Fourth of July celebration Sunday, July 4, at 8:30 p.m. on the lot on the east side of the church with hot dogs, lemonade and watermelon. Guests should bring lawn chairs for a fireworks show starting at 9.

Summer language program
The deadline to register for Lamar University’s 2010 Summer Language Enrichment Program is Tuesday, June 29. The program will enroll children with language delay, autism or other speech needs. The program features two levels, one for 4- to 6-year-olds, starting July 5, which focuses on literacy, language and social interaction, and another for children 7 and older starting July 6 which focuses on reading, writing and language. Both sessions are offered in group settings of two or three children, and every child will be assigned an individual clinician. Cost is $125 for the four-week program. Call 880-8171 to register, or for more information.

Movie night
Little Cypress Baptist Church, 3274 Little Cypress Drive, will host a free movie night by showing “To Save A Life” at 6:30 p.m. Friday, July 16. Doors open at 6, and snacks and beverages will be provided. The movie is open to everyone 13 years and older. A nursery will be available.

Salvation Army fundraiser
The Fraternal Order of Eagles Sabine Aerie 2523 will host a Music Jam to benefit the Salvation Army Food Bank in Orange on Saturday, July 17, with music and gumbo free for as long as it lasts. Cakes and pies will be sold by the slice, the bar will be open and a split the pot will be featured.

BC Chamber tournament
The Bridge City Chamber of Commerce’s annual golf tournament will begin with a shotgun tee-off time at 8 a.m. Saturday, July 19, at the Sunset Grove Country Club. Cost is $50 per player for a four-man scramble. Mulligans are $5 each, limit two per player. Sponsorships are $250 and $100. Prizes will be awarded to the first-place winners.
For registration forms and sponsorship information, call the chamber at 735-5671.

Benefit for Cliff Raymer
A benefit for cancer patient Cliff Raymer will be from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, June 26, at the Eagles Lodge, 803 28th St. in Orange. The benefit will include an auction, raffle, live band and barbecue.
Raymer, 53, has been diagnosed with metastic cancer. He will have radical surgery soon and needs help with medical expenses.

BC ‘83 mini-reunion
The Bridge City Class of 1983 will hold a mini-reunion from 11:30 a.m.-11:30 p.m. Saturday June 26, at the Bridge City Knights of Columbus Hall on West Roundbunch Road.
A group picture will be taken at 6:30 p.m. Come as you are, bring drinks, finger food and snacks.
For information call Monica Turnbull-Lemoine (409) 543-0411 or e-mail; Nancy Flemming Borne (409) 225-6254 or; or Myra Rasbarry-Caillouet (409) 670-3638,

LC Baptist men’s breakfast
Little Cypress Baptist Church, 3274 Little Cypress Drive, will have its monthly men’s breakfast at 8 a.m. Saturday, July 3.
Everyone is invited. There is no charge.

Community Baby Shower Thursday
Join March of Dimes, 12 News, David Self Ford and Ritter @ Home on Thursday June 24 to help families in Southeast Texas with a Community Baby Shower. KBMT will be live at each of the locations from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Cash donations or any time of baby needs (Clothes, diapers, formula, high chairs, car seats, etc.) All donations will be for needy families in the area. Call 883-3581 for more info.
They will be going live on TV at 9:54 a.m. Brandy Slaughter will be live in the morning and David Self in the afternoon. If you have a moment to stop by and show your support.

CASA breaks ground
Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) is having a ground breaking ceremony at 9 a.m., June 28 at 2220 Gloria Drive (Just behind Mueller’s Buildings off Interstate 10 and next to Child Protective Services) This will begin the new building planned for CASA. For more information contact Jane Stevenson at 1-877-586-6548 or 409-781-3724.

LC Baptist VBS
Little Cypress Baptist Church, 3274 Little Cypress Drive, will conduct Vacation Bible School July 5-9 for ages 4 years through sixth grade. Times are 5:30-8:30 p.m. A VBS kickoff celebration will be Sunday night, July 4, from 6:30-9 p.m. Everyone is invited to come for food, water games and fellowship.

Patriotic service
First Presbyterian Church of Orange, 902 W. Green Ave., will host a patriotic worship service, “In God We Trust,” in the Lutcher Memorial Sanctuary on Sunday, July 4, at 10:30 a.m.; followed by a picnic in the Gillespie Building.
Features include tributes to community heroes, including military, law enforcement, firefighters and other emergency personnel; and to the United States of America.
For more information, go to or call the church office at 883-2097.

Church on the Rock VBS
This year’s Church on the Rock VBS theme is “Come experience Egypt as Joseph journeys from prison to palace” Sunday through Wednesday, June 27-30 from 6-8:30 p.m. for ages 4 through fifth-grade. For more information, or to preregister, call the church office at 738-2720, or drop by the church at 1150 Texas Ave. in Bridge City.

Basketball camp
Upward Basketball and Cheer Camp is designed for children to stay active this summer. First Baptist Church will host the camp July 19-23. Children will receive T-shirts and rewards throughout the week. Snacks will be provided daily. Activities include basketball drills and scrimmages for children of all abilities, along with Bible story sessions. Cheerleaders will be at each scrimmage, learning cheers and doing crafts. Space is limited. Registraton by June 21 is $30; after June 21 is $35.
Registration ends June 28. Children who have completed K through sixth grade can participate. Cheer Camp and Basketball Camp (completed K-fourth grade) will be from 8 a.m.-noon. Upward Basketball Camp for completed fifth and sixth grades is from 1-5 p.m. For more information, call the church, 886-7461.

Automart giveaways continue
To celebrate Automart’s three decades in Orange County, Al Granger and the staff at Automart will give away more than $5,000 in prizes every Friday through July 9, strictly for customers who have purchased a vehicle from Automart during the last 30 years.
Those customers may stop by Automart in Orange and register to win. Customers who buy this month are also eligible for the drawings.
Automart will host an anniversary event July 17 and everyone is invited to food, drinks and live music.
After a DeRidder, La., woman won a Toshiba Laptop in the first giveaway, the second drawing saw Mike Knox of Orange win a brand new digital camera.