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, satsuma oranges, yellow squash, okra, green beans, bell peppers, mustard greens, pecans, jams and jellies, yard plants, house plants, 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.


OC Radio Control Club to host Veterans Day funfly

The Orange county R/C club will host a Veterans day funfly starting at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10. The public is invited and All veterans will receive a free lunch. The Radio Control Club is located at 10623 F.M. 1442 in Orange.


Thrift & Gift Shop to host Open House Nov. 10

The Thrift & Gift Shop, located at 350 37th St, will observe its annual Open House from 9 a.m .to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov 10. The shop is a nonprofit organization operated by senior citizens and is well known for its beautiful quilts, and handmade items which include fall and Christmas decorative pieces as well as gift items for those special on your list.


Orangefield Elementary to celebrate Veterans Day

Orangefield Elementary will celebrate Veterans Day at 9 a.m. on 6 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 12 in the elementary gym.  The fourth grade students would like to invite all area Veterans and their families to their Veterans Day program “Honoring Those Who Serve.” For more information and questions, please call the elementary at 735-5346.


Retired Senior Citizens to meet Nov. 12

The retired Senior Citizens of Orange County will meet at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 12 at the Salvation Army building on the corner of Strickland and MLK. Those planning to stay for lunch are asked to bring a covered dish. Each member is asked to bring a prize for our Bingo games. They are still collecting soaps for the Orange Christian Services, so please bring some. All seniors are welcome to attend our meetings. Call 883-6161 for more information.


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.


Tiger Rock to host free women’s protection seminar

Tiger Rock Martial Arts of Bridge City, 1955 Miller Dr (FM408), Bridge City, will be holding a FREE Women’s Personal Protection Seminar from 3 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17. All women age 13 yrs and up are welcome to attend and bring a friend. Call 920-1462 to reserve a spot.


W.O. Chiefs to host annual Christmas Reunion Dance

The West Orange Cheifs will host their annual Christmas Reunion Dance from 6:30 p.m. to midnight on Saturday, Dec. 8. The Ken Marvel Band will preform with special guest “Jivin Gene” Bourgeois. Snacks are welcome and this is a b.y.o.b. event. This is open to the pubic and the cost is $10 per person. Smoking will be outside only.  For more information, please contact Jimmy Guidry at 409-735-2294, 409-988-5283 or


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


Dusty Trails 4-H Pecan Fundraiser

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has our Dusty Trails 4-H Club selling the famous Durham-Ellis pecans from Comanche Texas. The club will be accepting orders until Oct.12, 2012. These pecans will be available for pickup about two weeks before Thanksgiving. Anyone who places an Order with the Dusty Trails 4-H Club will be picking up their order in Orange or Mauriceville.

Dusty Trails 4-H Club will be selling pecans, flavor pecans, specialty nuts and mixes at various prices. Raw pecans are $9 for a one pound bag, $28 for a three pound box and $43 for a five pound box. To place an order call the Dusty Trails 4-H Club, Jessica Mayfield 409-886-5906 or orders can also be taken by any of the club members.


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. 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.


St. Mary Altar Society to host annual Gift Shop, Luncheon

The Women of St. Mary Altar Society will host this annual Gift Shop and Gumbo Luncheon  from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 15 at the St. Mary Parish Hall, located at 912 W. Cherry Ave. in Orange. Meal tickets will be available at the door for $7, gumbo will be served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Takeout orders will be available with containers furnished. The meal will consist of gumbo, rice, crackers, potato salad, cake dessert and tea.

A silent auction will be held throughout the luncheon. They will also be hosting a raffle; tickets are available for a $1 donation. The winner need not be present and the drawing will be held on Dec. 6, 2012.

Items included in the raffle are: first prize – Emerson 32’ LCD Flat Screen Digital TV; second prize – Desk Jet Wireless Printer, Scanner and Copier; third prize – Sentry Safe Fire and Waterproof Lock Safe; fourth prize – Brinkmann Rechargeable Q Beam Spot and Flood Light Max Million III, fifth prize – Afghan, crocheted and donated by Marjorie LaCombe; and sixth prize – Scofield’s of Orange Handmade Designer Necklace and Earring Set.

For more information, please contact Anna Belle Rost at 409-886-4623 or 409-779-7076 or Jeanette Boehme at 409-883-4021.


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.