Delta Kappa Gamma initiation ceremony set for Dec. 7

The initiation ceremony for Delta Kappa Gamma Society International will be held Tuesday, Dec. 7 at the Sunset Grove Country Club.
This event will begin a 6:30 p.m. and will be hosted by the three chapters of Delta Kappa Gamma which are Theta, Theta Omega, and Theta Psi. Olga Graham, Coordinating Council Chairman, will preside over the ceremony. Special guests include Alpha State President Vickie Davis and Area II Coordinator, Bobbie Fagan.
A buffet will be served after the initiation ceremony. Chapter members may contact their chapter presidents for more information.

LIT will close Nov. 25, 26 for Thanksgiving holidays

Lamar Institute of Technology will be closed on Thursday, Nov.25, and Friday, Nov. 26, for the Thanksgiving holidays. There will be no classes on Wednesday, Nov. 24, but campus will remain open. Classes will resume on Monday, Nov. 29.

VFW Post 2775 Ladies Auxiliary to host Christmas Pary

Orange Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2775 Ladies Auxiliary will hold their annual auxiliary members Christmas Party at the home of Patricia Kepm, 4700 London Circle in Orange, at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 7. Members attending are asked to bring a covered dish and a wrapped or bagged gift valued at $10. The regular meeting for Tuesday, Dec. 7 has been cancelled. All auxiliary members are invited to attend.
For more information, contact Auxiliary President Jeanette Clark at 409-883-0264.

VFW Post 2775 to host Pearl Harbor Remembrance Ceremony on Dec. 5

Orange Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2775 will host a Pearl Harbor Remembrance Ceremony on Sunday, Dec. 5 at 2 p.m. Post Chaplian, Harold “Hank” Perkins will officiate. The service will take place at the Monument at the front of the VFW parking lot, located at 5303 North 16th Street. If raining, the service will take place inside of the hall. All veterans and public are invited to attend the short service.
For more information, contact John Clark at 409-883-0264.

West Orange Chiefs to host Christmas dance

The West Orange High School Chief’s Christmas Dance will be held Saturday, Dec. 18 at the American Legion in Orange. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with a social beginning at 7 p.m. and the dance from 8 p.m. to midnight.
Music will be provided by the Ken Marvel Band, playing Swamp Pop and Southeast Texas “across the river” music.
Cost is $10 per person, casual attire, bring your own bottle and snacks are welcome. A car bar with setups and beer will be available.
The dance is open to the public.
For more information, call Jimmy Guidry at 738-2294 or email him at

WO-S Project Safe Graduation

WOS-High School Project Safe Graduation will hold a Community Garage Sale on Saturday, Dec. 4 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Community Drive 4U Center on 16th St. ( Old Community Christian Church ) in Orange. Lots of items to chose from! You may want to bring the pick-up truck!

Unclaimed BCHS Graduation Photos
 The Counselor’s Office at Bridge City High School has graduation photographs of prior students who ordered picture packages but failed to pick them up.  You may visit our website at for a list of students for whom we have pictures or call 409-735-1539 for more information.  Pictures will be discarded after Jan. 31, 2011.

BCHS to host 4th annual ‘Symphony of Trees’

For the past four years, each club/organization at Bridge City High School has decorated a tree and chosen a charity to support.  This year they are seeking “sponsors”($50) to more effectively raise money for each of the chosen charities. Each tree will have a card detailing the club/organization, sponsor, and charity.  Last year we had over 30 trees with 30 different local, national, as well as international charities helped. 
If anyone would like to sponsor a tree, please contact Cheryl Royal via email at or call the Activities Office at 735-1522.  100% of the proceeds will benefit the chosen charities.
The trees will be on display for the Chamber Breakfast on Tuesday, Dec. 14 at BCHS. All  sponsors are asked to attend to choose their “favorites” for school braggin’ rights. 

LCM-CISD to hold meetings on limited open enrollment

Little Cypress-Mauriceville CISD will hold two informational meetings to explain and answer questions concerning the new limited open enrollment program that will begin in January 2011. 
Both meetings will cover the same information, but two times and locations are scheduled for the convenience of those wishing to attend. The first is on Wednesday, Dec. 1, at 4 p.m. in the LCM High School Auditorium. The second is on Thursday, Dec. 2, at 4 p.m. in the Mauriceville Middle School Cafeteria.
The meeting is open to anyone interested in better understanding the limited open enrollment program, whether or not the interest is due to having a child you would like to enroll, or to be better informed as a community member.

LSC-PA will present unique piano concert

Don Irwin, a member of the Steinway & Sons distinguished international artists roster, will play a special Christmas concert at 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 2, in the theater of the Lamar State College-Port Arthur Performing Arts Center, 1700 Procter Street.
Irwin’s concerts are a departure from most classical pianists because he also is a former studio musician who played on songs for pop artists such as Donna Summer and Prince. As a result, Irwin incorporates non-classical music and original compositions into his performances.
Irwin has released 20 CDs. The most recent, Encore, includes classical works by Chopin and Beethoven; songs from the movies Warsaw Concerto, Dr. Zhivago and Exodus; a medley of well-known American patriotic songs; and a medley of songs made famous by Frank Sinatra.
Tickets will be available at the door, $10 for adults and $5 for students.

Orange VFW to host Pearl Harbor Remembrance Ceremony

Orange Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2775 will host a Pearl Harbor Remembrance Ceremony on December 5th at 2 p.m.  Post Chaplain, Harold ‘Hank’ Perkins will officiate.  The service will take place at the Monument at the front of the VFW parking lot, located at 5303 North 16th Street.  If raining, the service will take place inside the hall.  All veterans and public are invited to attend the short service. 
For further information, contact John Clark at 409-883-0264.

Local Bunco Group host clothing, food, toy drive

Bridge City’s local Bunco Group is taking donations for the Garth House and the Southeast Texas Food Bank  that will take place on Saturday, Nov. 20 from 8 a.m. to noon in the Walgreen’s parking lot in Bridge City.  They are most in need of clothing, food and toys. They need jackets, sweats, warm-up suits, socks and underwear for kids ages newborn to 17. They need peanut butter, chili, canned stews, soups, luncheon meats, full meals in a can (or box), tuna, bean. For more information, call 409-330-0554.

The Next Level Cheer is hosting the ‘Black Friday Drop & Shop’

Parents will be able to drop the kids off and get some early Christmas shopping done on Friday, Nov. 26. Drop off time is 7 a.m. and children need to be picked up by 3 p.m. The cost will be $25 per child.
Kids will enjoy games, movies, bouncing, etc. Donuts will be provided for breakfast and pizza for lunch. Space is limited, please call 409-735-9595 to reserve a spot now. This is a fundraiser by the parents and cheerleaders of The Next Level Cheer.
The Next Level Cheer is located at 870 Center Street in Bridge City. Visit

Hunter Education Safety Class

Texas Parks and Wildlife Hunter Education Home Study Safety Class Field part will be taught Thursday, Dec. 9 from 6 to 10 p.m. in Orange. You must complete the online home study computer sections, print completed test and bring them to class. Call Danny Odom to register at 409-883-8118.
This class is not just for hunters. Anyone who handles firearms can benefit from it.