Community Christian to host pep rally Sept. 30

Community Christian School will be having a pep rally Friday, Sept. 30 at 8:50 a.m. to kick off their fall sports and to get their new football team pumped for their first ever home football game which will be Saturday, Oct. 1 at 5 p.m.
Tickets will be pre-sold this week at the information desk at the school. For more information, please call 409-883-4531 ext. 141. Don’t miss being a part of making history with Community Christian School!

Orange VFW to host ‘The History of the VFW’

Orange Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2775 will present a video “The History of the VFW” on Friday, Sept. 30 at 6:15 p.m. at the post home at 3503 Highway 87 North.
The video was provided by VFW National Headquarters and the viewing is open to the public. Veterans who think they might be eligible to and wish to join the VFW are asked to bring their DD214 or other proof of overseas duty and speak with one of the post members.

Bridge City Heritage Festival set for Oct. 1

The Historical Museum of Bridge City is hosting the Bridge City Heritage Festival on Oct. 1, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. at the Bridge City Community Center grounds. There will be live musical entertainment, carnival rides, antique cars, crafts and exhibits, a silent auction, bingo, children’s games and much more. For those interested in a craft/exhibit or food booth space, please contact Paige Williams at 409-738-3743, Tracey Broussard at 409-344-2341, Lisa Beuhler at 409-988-9999 or by email at to receive a vendor packet.

Orange Lions Carnival to begin Oct. 5

The Orange Lions Charity carnival is scheduled for Oct. 5-8 and Oct. 12-15 at Orange Lions city park. Carnival begins at 6:30 p.m. nightly except Oct. 8, which is kiddie day. Gates will open at 4 p.m. on that day only. As an extra added attraction this year on opening night carnival attendees may bring a canned good of food and exchange it for one free ride ticket. Tickets are for rides only and limited to one ride ticket per person.
For more information, please call Carnival Chairperson Tony Dallas at 409-882-1943, Stump Weatherford at 409-313-0827 or Pam Scales Crew at 409-313-7779.

American Legion to host fundraiser for Lea Moore

There will be a fundraiser for Lea Moore, who has breast cancer and in need of assistance for medical expenses. The fundraiser will be held at the American Legion Post #49, located 108 Green Ave in Orange, on Saturday, October 15th from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Menu consist of leg quarter, link, potato salad, baked beans and bread. There will be music, raffles, auction, and 50-50 split the pot throughout the day. Delivery also available. Call Nell at 409-779-1789 or Yvonne at 409-988-4154.

Orange Community Players presents dinner theater Oct. 7 & 8

The Orange Community Players and the Ladies Altar Society will host Dan Goggin’s “Nunset Boulevard,” the Nunsense Hollywood Bowl Show, at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church Parish Hall, 1600 W. Main in Vidor, on Oct. 7 and 8. The social will begin at 6 p.m, dinner at 6:30 p.m. and the show will start at 7:45 p.m. Reservations are required and tickets cost $30 each. For tickets or more information, please call 409-883-7084, 409-313-1459 or 409-769-4806.

American Legion to host Fish Lunch

On Thursday, Oct. 6, the American Legion will host a lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The lunch will include fried fish, potato salad, coleslaw, green beans, bread, and dessert for $7 per plate. Walk-ins welcome and deliveries are also available. Please call 409-886-1241 after noon on Wednesday, Oct. 5 and before 9 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 6 for orders and deliveries.
All proceeds go back into the American Legion Post 49, which is a non-profit Veteran organization and located at 108 Green Ave in Orange.

Farmers’ Market held Wed. and Sat.

The Orange County Farmers’ Market has opened for the season and expanded to include Wednesdays from 4-7 p.m., in addition to the usual 6:30-10 a.m. on Saturdays. The market ends when the produce is sold out, which is often earlier than the times shown.
The following items are now available: Watermelon, cantaloupe, pumpkins, tomatoes, yellow squash, cucumbers, green onions, banana peppers, peas, okra, a variety of jams and jellies, canned vegetables, fresh eggs, local honey, blueberry juice, house plants, and blueberry plants.
The market is held in the parking lot in front of Big Lots on MacArthur Drive. For additional information, contact Texas AgriLife at 882-7010.

Strutters to host dance workshop Oct. 15

The Strutters Clinic is a dance workshop for Pre-K through eighth grade students and will be held on Saturday, Oct. 15, from 8:30 a.m. noon at the Bridge City High School Cafeteria.
The Bridge City Strutters Dance/Drill Team will teach participants stretch technique, “Fight Song” and “School Song.” Participants are invited to perform the “Fight Song” and “School Song” with the Strutters at the beginning of the football game on Friday, Oct. 28. They will march through the Cardinal tunnel with the Strutters and form their traditional spirit line.
The cost is $30, which includes a “Future Strutter” t-shirt.
For more information, please e-mail Cathy Riley at

OC Retired Teachers to meet Oct. 10

The next meeting of the Orange County Retired Teachers Association will be held on Monday, Oct. 10 at 11 am at the Wesley United Methodist Church, 401 37th Street in Orange.
The guest speaker will be Jayne Stephenson, Director of CASA. Members will continue donating books to the TRTA Children’s Book Project. Also, members are encouraged to collect pull tabs for the Ronald McDonald House in Houston. President Carolyn Williams will pass out 2011-2012 Association Directories, and Information Services Chairman Bobbie Wade will pass out Consumer Action Handbooks.

Orange County AgriLife to host ‘Re-Thinking the Rose Garden’

The Orange County AgriLife Extension and Orange County Master Gardeners are honored to have Peter present “Re-Thinking the Rose Garden” on Wednesday, Oct. 12, at the Jewel Cormier Park at Orangefield ISD (8235 FM 1442, Orange, Texas). The Greenhouse Dedication and autograph party will be at 5:30 p.m. with the lecture following at 6 p.m. This event is open to all and costs $10 per person. No reservations are required. Peter’s book, The Sustainable Rose Garden, will be available for purchase at the event. For more information contact the Texas Agrilife Extension Office at 409-882-7010.
When New York outlawed chemical applications, the New York Botanic Garden had a problem…3,000 plus roses in a multi-million dollar collection known as the Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden. Faced with new legislation, Peter Kukielski, curator, had a vision…come up with an environmentally responsible way to grow beautiful landscape roses with a proven history of superior disease resistance.
The undertaking was so successful that it has been showcased nationally and internationally in magazines and newspapers like the London Financial Times, the Washington Post and the American Gardener. A horticulture celebrity, Peter is a frequent guest on Martha Stewart Living, a sought-after garden designer, has co-authored The Sustainable Rose Garden, and is currently working on his second book, Roses Without Chemicals. Under Peter’s leadership, the Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden was recently inducted into the Great Rosarians of the World Rose Garden Hall of Fame.

Orange Ladies Auxiliary getting ready for Garage Sale on Oct. 22

Orange Ladies Auxiliary VFW Post 2775 are renting tables at $15 each for a Garage Sale to take place at the VFW Post on Highway 87 North on Saturday, Oct. 22. There will be 40 Tables to rent at $15 each, on a first come first serve, CASH ONLY, basis at the time of rental. There will be no refunds.
Doors will open to vendors for setting up from 6 to 8 a.m. and open 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. for customers. No food or beverage will be allowed; no electricity is available and vendors must take their leftovers with them. Deadline is Oct. 8. For further information, contact President Cathie Duhon at 409-553-6180 before 2 p.m. or Senior Vice President Jeanette Clark at 409-883-0264.

Service League of Orange Community Needs

The Service League of Orange is now accepting requests from NON PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS ONLY for application forms to receive financial assistance through their Community Needs Committee. The Service League encourages projects, events, and activities that primarily target the good of all of the entire “Orange County” community. To qualify you must be able to supply verification that you are a non-profit organization along with your Service League Needs applications.
Your community Needs application and verification of non-profit status must be returned to the Service League by Oct. 1.
Applications can be obtained by calling Carolyn Lemons to 409-670-1839 or Pat Jordan at 409-886-1795.

Orange VFW to give continuing education scholarship

The Orange VFW Post 2775 Ladies Auxiliary is taking applications for a $1,000 “Continuing Education Scholarship” offered by the National Ladies Auxiliary VFW. To qualify,
the applicant must be a member for at least a full year, or be a spouse, son or daughter of a qualified member.
Entries must be at least 18 and pursuing a college degree or career direction at a technical school. Four scholarships are presented by National to each of four conferences. Scholarships are paid directly to the College or Tech School, in the student’s name, for use during the 2012-2013 fiscal year.
For an application and criteria, contact Chairman Jeanette Clark at 883-0264 or email at

Heritage House receives new shipment of ‘Picturing Orange’

Heritage House Museum is proud to announce; A new shipment of the History Book, Picturing Orange has been received and is ready for sale to the public. This very interesting and pictorial history of Orange County is the hard work of Dr. Howard C. Williams of Orange. Buy your copy at The Heritage House Museum office, 905 W. Division in Orange, Tuesday through Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The price is $38 including tax.
Those wishing to have a copy mailed to you or to someone else, please send the information with an extra $10 for shipping and handling and we’ll be happy to mail it.

American Legion to host pool tournament

The American Legion Lloyd Grubbs Post 49, located at 108 Green Ave. in Orange, will be hosting a pool tournament every Friday from 7 p.m. to midnight. There is a ten player maximum. The community is encouraged to join in the fun and free food to help support the Veterans. For more information, call 409-330-4847.

Orange Community Band to meet every Thursday

The Orange Community Band rehearses every Thursday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the National Guard Armory, located at 4103 Meeks Drive in Orange. They are in need of players for the following sections; flute, clarinet, saxophone, French horn, and percussion, but ALL are welcome! The band performs Veteran’s Day, Christmas, Memorial Day, and Independence Day concerts. At least one traditional band concert is performed annually. Please visit us on Facebook at Orange Community Band.

Cardinal Athletic Booster Club offering ‘parking pass’

The Cardinal Athletic Booster Club is offering a “Parking Pass” for all Home Football Games for $20. The pass will reserve you a space in the parking lot in front of the Athletic Field House. Please contact Cil Dixon Athletic Directors Secretary at 350 Bower Drive or 409-735-1641 if you would like to purchase one.

Rape and Suicide Crisis Center to offer support group meetings

The Rape and Suicide Crisis Center of Southeast Texas will be hosting a support group for female survivors of sexual assault the first and third Wednesday of every month, starting at 5:30 p.m. Meetings will be held at the Foundation of Southeast Texas building, located at 700 North St. in downtown Beaumont.
To RSVP or for further information, please contact the Crisis Center at 409-832-6530.

BCISD to administer Credit by Examination

Bridge City ISD, in accordance with Chapter 74.24 TAC, will administer the Texas Tech University Credit by Examination Tests. Testing dates will be December 6, 7 and 8, 2011 and June 5, 6 and 7 2012. Students in grades first through fifth will be allowed to take each of the five tests (Math, Science, Language Arts, Reading, and Social Studies) at the elementary level without prior instruction. The student must score at least 90 on each of the five four tests to be considered eligible for grade level acceleration. Students in grades sixth through 12 will be permitted to take an examination to earn credit for an academic course for which they have had no prior instruction. Students must score at least 90 on the test to receive course credit. Additional information and registration forms can be obtained by contacting Gina Mannino at: