Orange County Farmer’s Market open Wednesday, Saturday

The Orange County Farmers’ Market is open for the season on Wednesdays from 3-6 p.m. and Saturday from 7-10 a.m. The market ends when the produce is sold out, which is often earlier than the times shown.

The following items are now available: Tomatoes, corn, green beans, cucumbers (including heirloom), potatoes, yellow squash, zucchini, purple hull peas, onions, a variety of peppers, boudain, jerky, sausage (jalapeno, green onion, smoked, and Italian), jams and jellies, salsa, blueberries, local honey, fresh eggs, raw milk, fresh butter, baked goods, flowering plants, herb plants, blueberry bushes, and more.  The vendors really appreciate small bills if you have them.

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.


Hootenanny fundraiser to be held Friday

The 2nd annual Orangefield Hootenanny is scheduled 7-9 p.m., Friday, June 8 at the Orangefield High School Gym benefitting the Cormier Museum.

Featured at the Hootenanny will be “Rudicelli,” -Linda Granger Crawford, Wanda Rudeseal Lester and Bob Lester.

Joining “Rudicelli” will be Bonita Granger Eaves, Glenn Granger, Lyndsay Longron, Jaz Ray, Larry Granger, Debbie Anderson, Betty and Harry Lee Meaux, and the Carroll Benoit Band. Admission is adults $5 and students $3.

Links & hot dogs will be sold.

The museum houses the extensive collection of the late local oil man Paul Cormier. Housed in two huge metal buildings located off FM 105, the collection consists of toys, tools, items from the oil industry, bits of Orangefield history, cars, coins, stamps, replicas of Orangefield buildings and more.

The museum will be open June 9, 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Admission is free. The ACES from the American Car Enthusiasts’ Society will be at the museum Saturday morning with their collection of vintage 1950’s and 1960’s cars.

Join the Orangefield community Friday night, June 8 at the Hootenanny and Saturday, June 9, at the Cormier Museum.


Orangefield annual homecoming this Saturday

The 64th annual Orangefield Homecoming will be held Saturday, June 9, at the Orangefield Elementary cafeteria 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Barbecue, drinks and serving pieces are provided by the committee. Bring your favorite side dish, salad or dessert.

The Orangefield Cormier Museum will be open and the ACES car club will be on display there Saturday

A hootenanny fundraiser will be held Friday night.

There are three motels at Interstate 10 and Texas 62: Comfort Inn at 409-745-0400; Sleep Inn at 409-745-9393; and LaQuinta Inn at 409-883-0011.

For more information contact: Mary Nixon at 409-735-3019; Robert Montagne at 409-697-2836; Kay Bilbo at 409-735-3360; or Jimmie Lea Simmons at 409-768-1554.


OC Retired Senior Citizens to meet June 11

The Orange County Retired Senior Citizens will have their monthly meeting at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, June 11 at The Salvation Army building on MLK and Strickland. Those attending the noon meal are asked to bring a covered dish if. Also, remember to bring Bingo prize gifts. All seniors are welcome to attend. For more information, please call 883-6161.


KOCB searching for community projects

Keep Orange County Beautiful has access to limited funding to assist the cities of Orange County, or the county itself, in disposing of abandoned tires dumped on the side of the roads.

Such a project provides a discernible environmental benefit of providing proper disposal of these tires and reduces health threats associated with illegally dumped tires. These dumpsites can become breeding grounds for mosquitos and rodents that carry diseases, plus tire fires can result in the contamination of surface water, ground water and soils.

Funds may also be available to clean up trash dumps on public property.

If you or your community affiliations have potential projects that fit this description, please bring them to the attention of the KOCB board at 330-9373.


Hunter Education Safety Class set for June 7

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Hunter Education Home Study Safety Class Field part will be taught Thursday, June 7 from 6 to 10 p.m. in Orange. You must complete the online home study computer sections, print completed tests and bring them to class. Call Odom to register at 409-883-8118.


Zombie Voodoo Fest set for June 9

The Zombie Voodoo Fest 2012 will be from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, June 9 and Sunday, June 10 on Pleasure Island in Port Arthur.

There will be a battle of the bands, a “Thriller” dance party, a zombie run and tag, food and beverage, horror film festival, kids entertainment, hot zombie beauty contest and cash and prizes.

For more information, go to

The event is sponsored by the International Children’s Art Network, a nonprofit corporation dedicated to young creativity and talent.


Safe Sitter® course now being offered

The Orange County Texas Agrilife Extension will offer Safe Sitter® courses for young teens 11 and up on July 23 and 24 at Vidor Community Center. Registration deadline is June 29.

Over 500,000 adolescent babysitters have graduated from the medically-accurate program which instills students with confidence as they learn how, why and where injuries can happen so they can be prevented. The cost of the course is $40. Call 409-882-7010 to register your son or daughter or your child’s babysitter.

The up-to-date curriculum provides hands-on practice in lifesaving techniques designed to prepare babysitters to act in an emergency. Babysitters also receive instruction on how a child’s age affects how to care for them, how to prevent problem behavior and how to run their own babysitting business. They also learn basic first aid as well as how to perform infant and child choking rescue. They even learn CPR. To graduate from the Safe Sitter® course and receive a completion card, students must pass a rigorous practical and written test that indicates their mastery of key concepts and life and safety skills. For more information about the Safe Sitter® organization, contact National Headquarters at 800-255-4089 or visit


Luther Stark class of 1954 to host reunion

The former Lutcher Stark High School class of 1954  will be having their 58th class reunion on September 28 and 29. The two-day event will be held at the Sunset Grove Country Club. Letters have been mailed and notice via e-mail have been sent to those on file. The reservation deadline is August 15. If you have not received notice, please contact Joette Evans Webb at 883-9432, 920-8683 or e-mail at


Fraternal Order of Eagles  to host pool tournament

The Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 2523, located at 803 N. 28th Street in Orange, will be hosting a pool tournament every Friday starting at 8 p.m. Prize money goes to first and second place winners. The community is invited to come meet the members of Aerie 2523 and join in the fun. For more information, please call 409-886-7381.


Fibromyaligia support group to meet at Second Baptist Church

The fibromyaligia support group meets from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. every first, third and fifth Thursday of every month at Second Baptist Church, 340 Bland Drive in Bridge City.

The group is for patients, families and friends. The contact person is Joseph Henry at 886-0075.


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 Christmas, Memorial Day, Independence Day and Veteran’s Day concerts. At least one traditional band concert is performed annually. Please visit us on Facebook at Orange Community Band.


American Legion hosts bingo on Sundays

The American Legion Auxiliary Post 49 at 108 Green Ave. in Orange hosts bingo every Sunday, starting at 6:30 p.m. There will also be a bingo game on Easter Sunday at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 886-7202.


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.