OFHS Library Club and Theatre Troupe host ‘Socks for the Needy and Homeless’

The Orangefield High School Library Club and Theatre Troupe members are hosting a “Socks for the Needy and Homeless” drive. They are collecting new pairs of socks from now until Jan. 15, 2011. The socks will be donated to the sheltering organizations here in Orange County to specifically help those ill or in need here at home. Donations may be brought to the Orangefield High School office or library. For more information please contact the high school at 409-735-3851.

Delta Kappa Gamma Society meetings set

The January meetings for the three chapters of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International have been scheduled.

On Tuesday, Jan. 18, Theta Psi will be meeting in the home of Betty Lunquist Hyatt at 6:30 p.m. Their program will be presented by Donna Broomes and is entitled, “Southern Bell.”
Also on Tuesday, the Theta Chapter will meet at 6:30 p.m. in the home of Susan Pennington. Gay Jenkins will present a program about her travels to Africa.

Theta Omega will be meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 19, in the home of Rosemary Watters. An exercise program about yoga will be presented to their membership at the meeting which begins at 6:30 p.m.

DKG members should contact their chapter presidents for more information concerning their meetings.

2011 pound weight loss challenge issued

Greg the trainer has initiated a challenge to Bridge City and Orange County residents to lose 2011 pounds collectively from Jan. 1, 2011 thru April 1, 2011. He is providing full support for individual success and has prizes from the community to be awarded each month for the greatest monthly loser. There is a grand prize for the one who has lost the most by April. For information call Greg at 409-550-0777 or e-mail to gregthetrainer@yahoo.com. There is no long-term membership required to any organization.

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 www.bridgecityisd.net 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.

BCISD enacts the Child Find/Child Serve program

Child Find/Child Serve is a requirement for school districts to regularly identify, locat and appropriately place children and students with special needs. Bridge City ISD wants to effectively meet these requirements. The community is encouraged to Call the Bridge City ISD Special Education Office at 735-1628 if they know of a child or young adult, ages 3-21, with a special need.

Income tax assistance available

The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) Tax Filing Assistance Program will be offered starting at 12:15 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 2 at the Orange Public Library. Trained volunteers will be available from 12:15 to 4:00 p.m. every Wednesday through Friday through April 13 and Thursday, April 14. Anyone seeking assistance should bring the following
All W-2 and 1099 forms including Social Security benefits statements, Record of capital gains and losses, Receipts of medical expenses taxes paid, interest paid, contributions, casualty and theft losses, job expenses, sales tax receipts for major purchases and Social Security cards for dependents.

Also a copy of 2009 tax return (A copy of the 2009 is return is very helpful to the volunteers assisting in the preparation of the 2010 return).
Electronic filing will be available. No tax returns will be started after 4 p.m.

Glenn Pearson Alumni Basketball game set for Feb. 5

Any graduates who played Varsity basketball for Bridge City High School are invited to play in the fourth annual Glenn Pearson Alumni Basketball Game on Saturday Feb. 5 at 5 p.m. The game will be held in the BCHS competition gym; players are encouraged to get there early to sign in, get a jersey, and STRETCH.

There will be a ceremony at halftime honoring the 10-year anniversary of Bridge City’s 3rd ever playoff team from the 2000-2001 season. Team members include: Luke Wolfford, Anthony Acosta, Milton Briggs, Tyler Briggs, Robert Bush, Kevin Duplechin, Chris Goodyear, Ben King, Jamey Knight, Matt Morgan, Shay Psencik, Michael Reeh, and Kevin Vincent. Mangers include: Kevin Beasley, Langston Fults, Jeff Kendall, Morris Norman, Jake Shatto and Dustin Travino. The Assistant Coaches were: Troy Woodall and Rick Deutsch.

Downtown Orange to host Art in the Park

The 9th Annual Art in the Park Festival will be held in Downtown Orange on March 26. Early registration is encouraged and invitations have been mailed. Artists and crafters will line up along the inside and outside edges of Stark Park on Green Ave. for a day of display, demo and selling of artworks. Local, area and regional participants tend to enjoy this early season outdoor event. Blues and jazz bands perform on stage throughout the day. Food vendors offer tasteful items to refresh everyone. Kid’s Alley offers children hands-on activities they may take home.
For more information or to register, please call 409-883-1011 or 409-883-1010 or stop by the office: Convention and Visitors Bureau, 803 Green Avenue, behind Orange City Hall.

BC baseball alumni game set for Feb. 12

The Bridge City Baseball program will host an alumni game on Saturday, Feb. 12. The game will happen after the varsity scrimmage against Barbers Hill at 11 a.m. All alumni are welcome to attend and come see the many renovations made to Cardinal Field over the past couple of seasons. Please contact Coach Chris Moore at chris.moore@bridgecityisd.net if you plan on attending. For more information you can also check the Cardinal Baseball website at http://bridgecitycardinalbaseball.webs.com/ Start getting those arms ready boys!

BC alumni game scheduled Feb. 12

The Bridge City Baseball program will host an alumni game on Saturday, Feb. 12. The game is scheduled after the varsity scrimmage against Barbers Hill at 11 a.m.
All alumni are welcome to attend and see the renovations made to Cardinal Field over the past couple of seasons.
Contact Coach Chris Moore at chris.moore@bridgecityisd.net if you plan on attending.

Lutcher Stark Bengal Guards to meet Jan. 21

The Lutcher Stark Bengal Guards, years 1935-1944, will have their monthly meeting Fri. Jan. 21. The meeting will be at J.B.’s Bar B Que starting at 11 a.m. All members are urged to attend.

Night Hike on the Pitcher Plant Trail

Big Thicket National Preserve rangers will lead a short walk on the Pitcher Plant Trail to explore the night world of the Big Thicket on Friday, January 21. Participants should meet at the trailhead, located on CR 4850 approximately two miles south of FM 1943, at 5:45 pm and be prepared to spend an hour on the trail.
No reservations are required for this program. Participants are encouraged to bring water, binoculars, warm clothing, and flashlights or headlamps with red filters to preserve night vision. For more information, call the Visitor Center at 409-951-6700.

LCMHS to host financial aid information session on Jan. 27

Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School will hold a federal financial aid information session for the parents of seniors on Thursday, January 27 at 6:30 p.m. in the library lecture room. A financial aid representative from Lamar University will explain the federal financial aid process and answer questions about the submission of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). For additional information, contact Jeanna Childress at (409)886-5821, extension 1750.

Cormier Museum open Jan. 15

Orangefield Cormier Museum will be open this Saturday, Jan. 15 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Women’s only self-defense training moved to Community Center

The Women’s Personal Protection Seminar hosted by Tiger Rock Martial Arts of Bridge City on Jan. 22 from 2 to 4 p.m. will be moved to the Bridge City Community Center. Those interested in attending this seminar are asked to call 409-920-1462 to RSVP. Casual clothing and gym shoes are recommended, however those who would like to go barefoot may do so.

West Orange – Cove CISD announces Parent Workshop

West Orange – Cove CISD will hold a Parent Workshop on Thursday, Jan. 20 which will feature an Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)/Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Parent Forum, as well as a Chartwells Food Services food tasting.

The event is open to all parents of students, grades prekindergarten through 12 grade. It will be held in the West Orange – Stark Middle School Cafeteria.

Chartwells will begin serving food samples of daily district food service offerings at 5;30 p.m.
The ADD/ADHD forum will begin at 6 p.m. It will be presented by Jackie Rachal, WOCCISD Special Services Diagnostician. Carmen Purgahn, WOCCISD Director of Special Services, will also provide information.

Free materials will be provided to all parents.

The event is free. It is presented by West Orange – Cove CISD Federal Programs.

All parents are encouraged to attend.

VFW to host picture essay of Vietnam Conflict

The public is invited to attend the Pictured Essay of the Vietnam Conflict, in recognition of the signing of the Vietnam Peace Accord, which took place Jan. 27, 1973 after five years of negotiations and delays. John Clark, Americanism/Community Service Chairman for Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2775 will present the program on Monday, Jan. 24 at 6:30 p.m., at the VFW Hall located at 5303 North 16th Street (Highway 87 North). Light refreshments will follow and there is no charge for attendance.

VFW, Ladies Auxiliary dues needed

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2775 and The Ladies Auxiliary urge any member who has not paid their dues to do so immediately. December 31st was the deadline for current dues to be paid and remain continuous. VFW Dues are $21. Mail your check, made out to: VFW Post 2775, to Quartermaster, PO BOX 217, Orange, TX 77631-0217.

Auxiliary dues are $18. Mail your check, made out to: LAVFW (or Ladies Auxiiary 2775), 4700 London Circle, Orange, TX 77632. Immediate attention to this matter is required to remain a member in “Good Standing.”

New members are welcome and needed…for information or applications to join, contact AuxiliaryPresident Jeanette Clark or at 409-883-0264 or Post Sr. Vice Dennis Helwig at 409-330-4412.

American Legion Post 49 to host brisket lunch

On Friday, Jan. 14, the American Legion will host a lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The lunch will include brisket, links, beans, potato salad and bread and will cost $7 per plate. Walk-in’s are welcome, but deliveries will also be made. Please call 409-886-7202 after noon on Thursday, Jan 13 and after 9 a.m. on Friday to place an order.

All proceed go back into the American Legion Post 49, which is a non-profit Veteran organization.

The American Legion Post 49 is located at 108 Green Ave. in Orange.

WOS project safe graduation to host zydeco dance

The parents of Project Safe Graduation 2011 for WOS-High School will host a zydeco dance on Saturday, Jan. 29 from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., at the Ware Plaza on Park St. in Orange. Pre-sale tickets are $10 and $15 at the door. Must be 21yrs or older. (BYOB). For questions or ticket purchase contact C. Booker 409-313-0632.