American Legion to host lunch fundraiser

The American Legion Post 49, located at 108 Green Ave. in Orange, will host a plate lunch fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 1. Cost is $8 and the meal will consist of brisket, link, potato salad, beans, bread and dessert. Walk-ins are welcome and delivery is available. Call 409-886-1241 after noon on Wednesday, Oct. 31 and before 9 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 1 for orders and delivery.


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: grapefruit, lemons, naval oranges, satsumas, cucumbers, yellow squash, zucchini, green beans, purple hull peas, bell peppers, mustard greens, okra, pecans (in the shell), fresh herbs, squash relish, pickled cherry peppers, fig preserves, jams and jellies, yard plants, house plants, succulents, blueberry bushes, local honey, fresh eggs, homemade cookies and bread, and more.

The vendors 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.


FOE events for October

The Fraternal Order of Eagles, Sabine Aerie 2523, located at 803 North 28th Street in Orange, will offer free scrapbooking lessons at 4 p.m. each Tuesday. The community is invited to attend.

The Eagles will host free genealogy classes at 4 p.m. each Wednesday.

For additional information on any of the events, please contact Sharon Bodin at 719-7793.


BCHS Project Graduation to host “Ladies Night Out”

The Bridge City High School Project Graduation will be hosting a “Ladies Night Out – 2013” on Saturday, Nov. 3 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Bridge City Community Center located at 105 Parkside, off Roundbunch in Bridge City.

It’s time to start Christmas shopping. A gift wrap booth will also be available. Plan for a great night of socializing with your friends while getting to know some of your local area shop owners and home based business vendors.

Some of the booths already registered include:  Pampered Chef, Wine Shop at Home, The Pink Chandelier, Team Angel, Premier Jewelry, Project Graduation, Lisa’s Sew Creative, The Pink Tool Lady, Mary Kay, Scentsy, Slumber Party Products, several craft booths and more to come.

Door prizes and refreshments will be available throughout the evening. There will be an admission fee of $5 at the door. For more information or booth rental, please contact Janelle Sehon at 549-4711 or Stacy Johnnie at 779-4171.


Miss Bridgefield pageant set for Nov. 3

The Bridge City Chamber of Commerce will be hosting the Miss Bridgefield 2012 Pageant at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 3 at the Bridge City Middle School, located directly behind the Bridge City High School on Texas Avenue.

The deadline to enter the pageant is Friday, Oct. 19. The community is invited to attend and support the youth of the community.

For more information, please contact the Bridge City Chamber of Commerce at 409-735-5671 or email


Bayou Bowl Scholarship Banquet to be held Nov. 5

The Bridge City Chamber of Commerce will host the fourth annual Bayou Bowl Scholarship Banquet at 7 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 5 in the Bridge City Elementary Cafeteria.

Table sponsors are encouraged to decorate their tables and honor an athlete of their choice. The best decorated table will earn a $50 prize for the honored athlete.


Red Hot Flashers to meet Nov. 16

The Red Hot Flashers will meet at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 16, at the Sunset Grove Country Club. Lady Sunshine, Bobbie Johnson, is the birthday lady. Games will be played after lunch and members will bring door prizes. The birthday lady always has first choice of the door prizes. All ladies are welcome. For additional information call 886-1609.

Vendors registration now open for Christmas at the Browns

Christmas at the Browns will be held from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 3 The Brown Center of Lamar State College – Orange is accepting vendor registration until Nov. 16. Please contact us at 409-883-2939 or email for more information.


American Legion Club Room now open

The American Legion Club Room, located at 108 Green Ave. in Orange will be open at noon, Monday through Sunday, on a trial basis. The American Legion Post 49 is revised their hours to be serve their members and guest. For this venture to be successful, the American Legion is asking for the support and patronage of the community.


Boy Scouts to host annual flag fundraiser

The Boy Scouts of Troop 62 is now accepting subscriptions for commemorative flag displays in and around North Orange (near Hwy. 87 and Meeks Drive) between IH-10 and South Teal Road. The 3’ by 5’ flags will be displayed on the five flag days of the year (Memorial Day, Flag Day, Fourth of July, Patriots Day [9/11] and Veterans Day). The flags will be displayed no later than 9 a.m. on the commemorative day, picked up before dusk and stored until the next flag day.

An initial $75 tax deductible donation ($50 for renewals) is required. Money orders and checks must be received 14 days prior to posting day in order to ensure timely service. All proceeds go to support Scout activities and programs throughout the year.

For subscriptions, contact Bubba Plexico, Troop 62 Scoutmaster, at 214-770-0568; or Chris Wright, Troop 62 Fundraising Chair, at 409-882-9972.


Service League of Orange searching for “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, verification of non-profit status must be submitted with the Service League Needs application by Oct. 1, 2012.

Applications can be obtained by calling Mindy McKee at 409-779-8867 or Carolyn Lemons at 409-670-1839 or emailing requests to


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 dump sites 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.


Mauriceville AA meets

An Alcoholics Anonymous meeting is held each Thursday at 7:30 p.m. in Mauriceville at the United Methodist Church on Highway 12. For more information call 409-670-6265.


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.


FBC of BC to host Fall Festival

First Baptist Church of Bridge City will be hosting our annual Fall Festival at 5: 30 p.m. on Wednesday Oct. 31.

This will be a new and exciting event and will be set up on the north parking lot.

There will be several inflatables, a dunking booth, a train ride through “old Bridge City,” live music, and over 20 new booths and games. Good food will also be available.

Admission is free and everyone is invited to come for a great time. The church is located at 200 W. Round Bunch in Bridge City.


First UMC to host Fall Festival Nov. 6

First United Methodist Church invites you to their Fall Festival from 10 a.m to 2 p.m. on Nov. 6. There will be a silent auction, a bake sale and other items such as plants and jewelry for sale.  Also, a luncheon will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Tickets for the luncheon are $12. Takeouts will be available at 10:30 a.m. Come join in the fun!


LC Bapt. Church to host ‘Singing Men of SE Texas’

Little Cypress Baptist Church, located at 3274 Little Cypress Drive in Orange, will host a gospel music concert by the ‘Singing Men of Southeast Texas,’ Thursday evening, 7 p.m. on Nov. 8. The group consists of some 30 men who come together from all over southeast Texas to perform their favorite gospel music.

Admission is free, but a love offering will be accepted. CD’s will be available for purchase. For directions or more information, call 886-8905


Wesley UMC to host Christmas Bazaar

Wesley United Methodist Church, located at 401 N 37th Street in Orange, is having their annual Christmas Bazaar from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10.

There will be unique gifts, decorations, crafts, pecans, walnuts, links, taco soup (frozen to go), sweets and much more. Door prizes will be given throughout the day.


Cowboy Church to host last Playday Buckle Series

Cowboy Church of Orange County will be hosting its next Playday Buckles Series Nov. 17.   Events will be cloverleaf barrels, poles, straight barrels, and speed race.  Buckles will be awarded for overall high point for each age group, also first, second and third place awards.

Three of the four events and two of the three playdays must be completed to be eligible for the awards. Mutton bustin’ will also be awarded a buckle and prizes. Special classes include lead line and stick horse race with awards given also. All participants must compete in two of the three playdays to be eligible for awards. Sleeved shirt required, also current negative coggins and a signed release.

For more information, contact Jackie at (409)423-9724, or visit the Cowboy Church of Orange County website.


St. Mark Fall Arts and Craft Show

St. Mark Lutheran Church will hold a Fall Arts and Craft Show from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17. Items in the show will feature a beautiful hand made quilt that is on display in the church lobby and will be raffled after the show.

Tickets sold at the show will be six for $5 or $1 each. Other items include hand crafted wreaths and floral arrangements, hand poured candles, scented soaps, Thanksgiving and Christmas decorations, hand painted children’s chairs, religious and home decor, jewelry, and also pre-owned high quality merchandise. Home made baked goods also available.

St. Mark is located at 945 W. Roundbunch in Bridge City. For more information or questions, please contact Kathy Viator at 738-3730 or Pat Greene 722-6655.


First UMC to host MOPS 

The local Mothers of Preschoolers group (affectionately known as MOPS) invites you to join them one Tuesday a month 9:30 a.m. to noon September through May in the First United Methodist Church Praise Center located on the corner of 5th and Pine.

MOPS is designed to nurture EVERY mother with children from infancy to kindergarten through guest speakers, mentor moments, creative activities, breakfast, discussion time, play groups and more.

Members come from all walks of life, but share one desire—to be great moms!  You don’t have to be a Methodist, just a mom.  Free childcare is provided during meetings.  For more information and dates, please contact FUMC Orange at 409-886-7466 or find more information on the web at or


St. Paul UMC to sell cookbooks

St. Paul United Methodist Church is selling homegrown, local cookbooks. All of the recipes come from members. The cookbook has tried and true recipes. The cost is $20 and all proceeds go to our mission funds. Please call the church 735-5546 or come by from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and pick up a copy.