WO-S Varsity Football Tickets on Sale
Ticket sales for the home WOS vs. Silsbee Varsity Football game, on Friday, October 29th @ 7:30pm, will be on sale in the Athletic Office on the following dates and times. Ticket prices are $5 (Reserve) & $2 (Student). All prices at the gate are $5.
• Wednesday, Oct. 27 from 1 to 3 p.m.
• Thursday, Oct. 28 from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m.
• Friday, Oct. 29 from 9 to noon only.

CCS to host Holiday Extravaganze 2010
The Community Christian School will host a Holiday Extravaganza on Saturday, Nov. 13 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
There will be booths from local merchants, a dunking booth, games, a silent auction, crafts, plate lunches gifts and more. Booth space is still available.
Admission for adults is $1 and is free for children.
For more information, call June at 409-883-9607 or Hollye at 409-745-5444.

OC Retired Teachers to meet on Nov. 8
The next meeting of the Orange County Retired Teachers Association will be held on Monday, Nov. 08 at 11 a.m. at Wesley United Methodist Church, 401 37th St. in Orange, in the church chapel. The guest speaker will be Joel Wright of the Stillwell Retirement Residence for Educators in Waco. He will present a video showing the facilities and will give information about applying for admission.

Reformation/All Hallows Eve Celebration
Join St. Mark Lutheran Church at 4 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 31for a Reformation/All Hallows Eve celebration. There will be a special worship service with Lutheran churches from Beaumont, Orange, Port Arthur and Lake Charles participating. At 5 p.m. a meal will be shared. “Trunk or Treat” will follow in the church parking lot after the dinner at 5:30 p.m. The public is invited.
St. Mark Lutheran is located at 945 W. Round Bunch Road in Bridge City.

Trunk or Treat and Frabjous
West Orange Christian Church will hold a Trunk or Treat 6-8 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 30. It will be safe fun for the whole family. A Moon Bounce and games will also be available.
Sunday, the church will hold its first ever Fall Frabjous noon-3 p.m. Join them for food, fun and fellowship. A morning service will be held at 10:40 a.m.
The public is invited to all. For more information call Nelda at (409)735-8710.
The church is located at 900 Lansing St. in West Orange.

OC Livestock Show set for Oct. 30
Orange County will hold its annual Livestock Show on Saturday, Oct. 30. In addition to the livestock show, there will be an Agriculture Awareness exhibit that has been organized by Katherine Leggett, LCM’s FFA President and Texas FFA Ford Leadership Scholar. There is an art contest for all of the youth of Orange County that will be judged by the Stark Museum and sponsored by Orange Stationer, and Katherine Frey. The Orange County Go Texan Committee will host an internationally-sanctioned BBQ Cook-off, as well as a horseshoe and washer tournament.
In addition, the Orange County Extension Office will host a Dog Show & Costume Contest. Other organizations will have activities such as a bake sale, face painting, and more. The livestock show will take place from 8 a.m. until about 3 p.m. and at 5:30 p.m. the Go Texas Committee will host the Buyers Dinner for the Livestock Auction. The community is encouraged to support the youth of the County by attending and bringing family and friends to the event. The attachments include information about the Livestock Show.
Baked goods from the LCM FFA will be on sale. Proceeds will go to Great American Bake Sale for the battle against Childhood Hunger.
Donations can be made to help their cause by going to http://www.strength.org, click on the “Make a Donation” button at the top, right hand portion of the page and search for “LCM FFA.”
For details on the art show, BBQ, and Dog Show, go to www.lcmcisd.org, click on LCM News on the front page and scroll down to “Livestock Show coming up.” For additional information, contact Brandy Whisenant at 409-886-5821, ext. 1040.
The Orange County Livestock Show is being held at the Mauriceville Community Center on Cohenour Road just off Hwy. 62.

Salem United Methodist Church to host Trunk or Treat
Salem United Methodist Church will host a Trunk or Treat on Sunday, Oct. 31 from 6 to 8 p.m. Children of the community are invited and there will be lots of goodies.
The church is located at 402 W. John Ave in Orange.

All Hallows Eve/Texas Renaissance Festival
Ghouls, goblins, and spooks abound as all things creepy emerge from the mists at the Texas Renaissance Festival this weekend on Saturday, Oct. 30 and Sunday, Oct. 31. With Coors as the presenting sponsor visitors will be invited to participate in our All Hallows Eve contests to win season passes for 2011. Participants can compete in our renowned Halloween Costume Contests for Children and Adults, try their hand at a Jack-o-Lantern Carving Contest, scream their best in a Banshee Screeching Contest, or bite hard in a Candied Apple Eating Contest. Costumed performers will inspire continuous laughter on stages located throughout the festival with hundreds of daily performances. Visitors can meander along shaded cobblestone walkways visiting over 400 shoppes overflowing with unique arts and crafts or offering delicious foods and beverages. All ages will be amused by the games of skill and human-powered rides. Revel in the sights, sounds and smells of this authentically recreated 16th Century British village with lush landscaped grounds covered with beautiful gardens and vines. Each day ends with a burst of Royal Fireworks held at dusk above the festival’s lake.
Tickets are available at our discount ticket outlets throughout Texas and southwest Louisiana: Houston area Walgreens stores, Woodforest National Banks, Randall’s stores and Market Basket stores. This provides an abundance of opportunities for festival guests to purchase discount tickets. Tickets are also available on our website and by calling 800-458-3435.
The Texas Renaissance Festival is located on FM 1774 between Magnolia and Plantersville, 45 minutes northwest of Houston.
For more information please call 1-800-458-3435 or visit our newly renovated website at www.texrenfest.com.

Fall Festival in OF
First Baptist Church of Orangefield will hold their Annual Fall Festival from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday. There will be games, prizes and candy, along with a super slide, moon walk, cookie decorating, chili dogs and popcorn. There will be lots of fun for the whole family. Everyone is invited to this community wide event. The church is located at 9788 FM 105 in Orangefield.

First Christian Church to celebrate 125 years
First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) at Ninth and Cypress in Orange will be celebrating 125 years on Nov. 7. The church is encouraging the community to join them in celebration at 10 a.m. Dr. Bryan Feille will be speaking and dinner and events will follow the service. The First Christian Church would like to thank the City of Orange for making them feel right at home.

Faith UMC Hosts ‘Fall Fest’
Looking for a fun and safe alternative for your children on Oct. 31? Faith United Methodist Church, located at 8608 MLK Jr. Drive, will be hosting an outdoor ‘Fall Fest’ on Sunday, Oct. 31, beginning at 3:30 p.m. The evening will include hot dogs, drinks, face-painting, treat-fishing, an obstacle course, inflatable slide, football toss, hayride, washers, cake-walk and other great activities.
Costumes are not required, but if desired, please remember to keep them fun and non-frightening. Bring family, friends and don’t forget the yard chairs for an enjoyable afternoon filled with fun for all ages.
For more information, visit www.faithumc-orange.org or call 886-1291.

GOACC seeking nominations for 2010 awards
The Greater Orange Area Chamber of Commerce is now accepting nominations for the 2010 Citizen of the Year, 2010 Non-profit Community Service Award and 2010 Community Service Business Award.
All nominations will be due by noon on Friday, Nov. 12. To obtain nomination forms and guidelines contact that Chamber at (409)883-3536 or email: thechamber@orangetexaschamber.org.

LSC-PA Small Business Development Center plans November events
The Lamar State College-Port Arthur Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will present two free “Starting Your Own Business” workshops during November, plus a special workshop on using social media such as MySpace, Facebook and Twitter, to build your business.
SBDC consultant Conrad Cooper will lead the free business start-up workshops on Tuesday, Nov. 2, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the LSC-PA Small Business Development Center, 1401 Procter St; and Tuesday, Nov. 16, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Nederland EDC office, 1903 Atlanta Ave.
These workshops cover business plans, funding, employees and taxes for first-time business owners. Attendance at one workshop is required prior to a new business owner’s first one-on-one meeting with a SBDC business consultant.
SBDC director Linda Tait will lead the “Social Media” workshop on Thursday, Nov. 4, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Lamar State SBDC office.
The SBDC offers individual consulting for small business owners at no charge. The center helps prospective business owners by providing financial analysis, loan preparation assistance and help in setting up a business plan
Reservations are required for all SBDC events. For reservations or information, call 409-984-6531.

Orangefield High School Project Graduation to host holiday fair
Orangefield High School Project Graduation will host a Holiday Vendor Fair on Sat., Nov. 13 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Lamar State College – Orange student center. There will be booths from local vendors, a link sale, bake sale and a silent auction. Admission is $2 with door prizes being given away every hour throughout the day. Booth spaces are still available. For more information, call Martha Foley at 409-330-0686.

LCM FFA to host meeting on Nov. 4
The Little Cypress Mauriceville FFA will have the next monthly meeting on Thursday, Nov. 4 at 7 p.m. at the LCM HS Career and Technology Building in the Agriculture Classroom. Another organizational meeting for a parent and community support group on the same night and at the same time and place. The LCM FFA is trying to start a Young Farmers Chapter, a Young Farmer Chapter is a group that supports the local FFA chapter and is involved in agriculture education and leadership activities across the state.
They will have parents and community members sign up to become Texas Young Farmer Members and will elect their first officers at the meeting. Any community member that is interested in helping support the LCM FFA is encouraged to join. Those who have been in the program, have students that plan to join or have already been in the program are encouraged to join.
Please contact Brandy Whisenant at 409-886-5821 ext. 1040 for more details.

First Baptist Church of Orange to host special service on Oct. 31
The First Baptist Church of Orange has a special service for every fifth Sunday of the month. This Sunday, the church encourages the community to join them for a breakfast at 9:15 a.m., bible study groups at 9:45 a.m. and a special service at 11 a.m. There will not be an evening service. Special music will play throughout the service.
This Sunday also marks the 20 year anniversary for Pastor Barry Bradley. Congratulations, Pastor Bradley!

BC Little Dribbler Sign-ups
Bridge City Little Dribbler will have a sign up on Tuesday, Nov. 2 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Senior Building. All who are interested are encouraged to sign up. For more information, call Becky at 409-313-3513.
Tryouts for girls are set for Tuesday, Nov. 9:
6 to 7 p.m. for nine and ten years old
7 to 8 p.m. for 11 and 12 years old
8 to 9 p.m. for 13 and 14 years old.
Tryouts for boys are set for Thursday, Nov. 11:
6 to 7 p.m. for nine and ten years old
7 to 8 p.m. for 11 and 12 years old
8 to 9 p.m. for 13 and 14 years old.