Scottish Society of SETX to meet April 11

The Scottish Society of Southeast Texas will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 11 at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, located at 1350 N. 23rd St. at Gladys in Beaumont. A covered dish supper will be held followed a review of the book “How the Scots Invented the Modern World,” written by Arthur Herman.

In the 18th and 19th centuries the small country of Scotland earned the respect of the World for its contributions to science, philosophy, literature, education, medicine, commerce and politics while helping to transform the Western World with modern civilized values.

The Scottish Society of SETX invites anyone interested in the Scots’ culture, land and people to attend their meetings. For more information, please call 409-898-4986.

LCM Young Farmers to host rummage/bake sale

LCM Young Farmers is having a bake sale at Farmer’s Mercantile in Orange from 8-12 and a Rummage/Bake Sale at Grace Lutheran Church (2300 Eddleman Rd, Orange) from 8-1 Saturday April 13. They will also be selling tickets for their raffle (donations made by local businesses). Drawing for the raffle will be at around 1 p.m. that day. Proceeds will go to benefit the LCM FFA Scholarship fund.

AAUW to present Library Family of Year Award 

The American Association of University Women presents its Library Family of the Year Award  at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 13, at the Orange Public Library. Every year this award goes to the family who best exemplifies “reading expands your world.” The recipients this year are the Post/Blanda family – David, Carol and Vincent Post and Jean Blanda. The public is invited to attend.

Orange Chapter of DAR to meet on April 15

The William Diamond Chapter of The Daughters of the American Revolution of Orange will have their monthly meeting at 10 a.m. on Monday, April 15 at St. Paul Methodist Church, located at 1155 West Round Bunch in Bridge City. The program for the meeting will be “My Kiowa and Chippewa Heritage” with guest speaker, Bette Smith. Any woman eighteen years of age or older who can prove lineal descent from a patriot of The American Revolution is eligible for membership. Anyone who is interested in becoming a member is encouraged to attend. For more information please contact the Chapter Regent may be contacted at 409-735-5252.

AARP income tax assistance available 

The AARP Tax Filing Assistance Program will be offered starting at 12:15 p.m. every Wednesday and Friday through April 15, 2013 at the Orange Public Library. Trained volunteers will be available from 12:15 to 4 p.m.

Anyone seeking assistance should bring the following:

All W-2 and 1099 Forms, including Social Security Benefits statements;

Records of Capital gains and losses;

Receipts of medical expenses, taxes paid, interest paid, contributions, causality and theft losses, job expenses, sales tax receipts for major purchases and Social Security cards for dependents;

A copy of their 2011 tax return to help the volunteers prepare the 2012 return.

Electronic filing will be available. No tax return will be started after 4 p.m.

LCMCID Community Forums set for April 15, 18

Little Cypress-Mauriceville CISD will hold two Community Forums to acquaint the public with details of how the proposed bond election funds would be used.

The first is Monday, April 15, at 6:30 p.m., in the Mauriceville Middle School Cafeteria. The second will be held on April 18, at 6:30 p.m., in the Little Cypress Junior High Library. These meeting are open to the public and are an excellent way for voters to inform themselves about the upcoming bond election.

Renderings and floor plans of proposed campus changes can be viewed on the District website at Patrons may also take a tour of any of the facilities by calling the campus and making an appointment for a tour. Questions should be directed to Superintendent Dr. Pauline Hargrove or Assistant Superintendent Greg Perry at 409-883-2232.

Red Hot Flashers to meet

The Red Hot Flashers of Orange, Texas, will meet at 11:30 a.m. on April 18, at the Sunset Grove Country Club for their regular monthly meeting. There are no birthdays this month.

An additional meeting will be held at 10:30 a.m. on April 10, 2013, at Madame Rebecca’s home. This is to celebrate winning a first place in the Christmas Tree contest at Shangri La. There will be pizza and refreshments.

All ladies are welcome. For additional information, call 409-886-1609.

BCE Kindergarten Early Registration

Early registration for Bridge City Elementary’s Kindergarten classes will be held through to April 19.

Children must be 5 years old on or before Sept. 1, 2013. A state certified legal birth certificate, up-to-date immunization record, the child’s social security card, parent/guardian driver’s license and proof of residency (electric bill, water bill, rental or lease agreement; cell phone bills and cable bills will not be accepted). This will be the only time for teacher request for all grades.

For more information, please call 409-735-0900.

Lutcher Stark 1953, 1955 class reunion

The Lutcher Stark High School classes of 1953 and 1955 will host a reunion Friday, April 19 and Saturday, April 20 at the Sunset Grove Country Club, located at 2200 West Sunset Drive in Orange. Any classmates who graduated in the 1950’s are welcome to attend. Those interested in attending are asked to RSVP by contacting Wayland Payne at 409-886-2548.

Bridge City Strutter Clinic set for April 20

The Bridge City Strutters will be hosting a dance workshop for Pre-K through eighth grade students. It will be held from 8:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 20 at the Bridge City High School Gym.

The Bridge City Strutters Dance/Drill Team will teach participants stretch technique and a jazz dance. Participants are invited to dance in the Strutters Spring Revue on Saturday, May 4 at the Lutcher Theater in Orange. The cost is $35, which includes a “Future Strutter” t-shirt and Spring Revue ticket.

Registration deadline is Monday, April 15.

For more information, contact any Strutter, or call Amy at 719-6186.

OC Relay for Life to hold monthly Team Captain meetings

The Orange County Relay for Life will holding monthly Team Captain meetings at the Lamar State College – Orange Wilson Building, Room 101.

Team captain meetings are scheduled for Monday, April 22.

All Team Captain meetings are directed at planning for the Orange County Relay for Life, a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society, which will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 6:30 a.m., May 3 – 4, 2013 at Bridge City High School. This year’s theme is “A Little Bit of Texas, A Whole Lot of Hope.”

Individuals or teams interested in becoming involved with this event are invited to attend the meeting and register on-line at

CCS cheer clinic set for April 27

Community Christian School will be hosting its annual cheer clinic from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 27. The clinic will be held at 1911 N. 16th Street in Orange.  The cost is $30 for girls in K5 – sixth grades, and $5 for a picture of your cheerleader.  There will be snacks provided, and a performance at 11:30 a.m. for the parents.

For more information call Samantha Murillo at (409) 882-4997, email her at, or log on to for the form.

OC citizens to observe National Day of Prayer

The 62nd Annual Observance of the National Day of Prayer will be held at noon on Thursday, May 2 on the front steps of the Orange County Courthouse, located at 801 W. Division St. In Orange.

All are welcome to attend. This event is sponsored by Vickie Landry.

Weight management classes offered

It’s not too late to join the weight management and diabetes prevention classes offered Wednesdays at Baptist Orange Hospital. The 16 week course that began Jan. 9 will continue through May 8. Afterwards there is a commitment to monthly support group classes for a year.

The cost is $5 per person per class. Scholarships are available.

Classes will educate adults to make healthier choices one day at a time. Look and feel better and learn nutrition for the prevention of diseases.

Call AgriLIFE extension office at 409-882-7010 to pre-register. Classes meet in the fifth floor classroom at the hospital.

David Ess/BC Strutters Annual Golf Tournament set for May 18

David Ess and the Bridge City Strutters will be hosting their annual golf tournament on Saturday, May 18, at Belle Oakes Golf Course in Beaumont. The tournament will have a shotgun start beginning at 8 a.m. (sign-in will be at 7:30a.m.) and will be an 18 hole, four person scramble with prizes awarded.

Entry fee is $200 per team, which includes the green fee, cart, food, drink and prizes. Hole sponsorships are also available for $100, which includes a sign at the golf course and an ad in the Strutters Spring Revue Program. The deadline for hole sponsorship is Monday, April 15.

Tournament entry deadline is Monday, May 6. For more information contact any Strutter or call 720-9940 or 719-6186.

Ladies Auxiliary to VFW taking member dues

The Ladies Auxiliary to VFW Post 2775 are making plans to attend State Convention.  National moved their convention to an earlier date, so Texas had to do the same. The Ladies Auxiliary is now collecting “Early Bird Dues” for the fiscal year 2014 ‘Parade of Transmittals’ at State Convention in June 12-16. Members who have let their dues lapse and wish to reinstate OR remain continuous may send their dues to Jeanette Clark, Membership Chairman, at 3705 Martin St, Orange, TX 77630 or Patricia Kemp, Treasurer, at 4700 London Circle, Orange, TX 77632.

Please make checks payable to LAVFW Post 2775 in the amount of $18. If you are a cancer patient or know of anyone in the Nursing Home or very ill, please contact Jeanette at 409-883-0264. The auxiliary pays these dues with the utmost discretion.

Post members may mail their membership dues to Post Quartermaster Wilbert Duhon at 1716  37th St; Orange, TX 77630. Make checks payable to VFW Post 2775 in the amount of $22.

Local AAUW to host book drive

The Orange Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) is beginning their annual book drive to collect “gently used” books for their scholarship fund. All books, fiction, non-fiction, hardbound or paper back are acceptable. Books may be delivered to the Mann Insurance Agency located at 1505 Park Avenue at 15th Street during regular business hours. If unable to deliver the books, you may call 886-5739 or 886-2194 to arrange for pickup.

KOCB sells Litter Button banners

Keep Orange County Beautiful hopes to sell 50 banners to local businesses for $25 each promoting their “Litter Button” on their Website: Their hope is that each banner will generate 10 hits of the “Litter Button,” which would mean 500 litterers in the State of Texas would be notified by the Texas Department of Transportation of their illegal activity.

If you see someone littering, take down the time, date and place of the littering and the license plate of the vehicle. Report the activity by going to and hit the litter button. Fill in the information which is then sent to TxDOT.

The offending litterer will be sent a letter reminding them it is illegal to litter in the State of Texas. They will also receive a litter bag for their car and a Don’t Mess With Texas sticker.

To purchase a banner, contact a member of KOCB or visit their Website.

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.

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.

St. Mary Catholic School to host 79th Spring Festival

St. Mary Catholic School will host their 79th Annual Spring Festival beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 27 until 5 p.m. Sunday, April 28.

They will feature live entertainment, carnival games and activities, classic car show, fifth annual beach volleyball challenge, plant booth, kid’s fish tank, raffle, talent show, silent and Live auction and much more!

Enjoy the world’s best festival burgers, hot boiled crawfish, Mexican food booth, Cajun food booth, sweet shoppe, funnel cake, fried Oreos and their famous Pickle Sickles.

Parking admission is free.

BC KofC to sell boiled crawfish

The Bridge City Knights of Columbus will sell boiled crawfish from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 28 at the KC Hall adjacent to St. Henry Church. $20 for five pounds boiled crawfish, corn and potato. Dine in or take out. Tickets are being sold in advance by the following KC members. Ron Jackson can also be contacted for tickets at 409-351-9876 or Tickets will also be available at Monday evening S.H.A.R.E. meetings at St. Henry.

St. Paul UMC selling bricks for Prayer Garden

St. Paul United Methodist Church is continuing plans for its Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow Prayer Garden by paving the garden with a brick walkway.  The church is selling bricks that will be engraved with a personal note of the buyer’s choice. These bricks would provide a special way honor family and friends with a history at St. Paul’s. Each brick costs $30. Order forms are located in the St. Paul UMC reception area or can be found on For more information, call the St. Paul office at 409-735-5546.

Starlight COGIC to host WIND Retreat

Registration is underway for WIND Retreat 2013, sponsored by the Women’s Dept. of Starlight Church of God in Christ. The Retreat is scheduled for April 12-14 at the Omni Houston West Hotel. The theme is Joy! Psalms 16:11.  Special Guest include Pastor Elaine Benson of Houston; Evangelist Phyllis Thomas of Sacramento, Calif. and Psalmist Linda Broussard from Starlight. Registration includes two nights stay in a luxury hotel, two full meals, conference bag and material. Registration fees: are Single $325 pp; Double $220 pp; Triple $185 pp; Quad $170 pp; and Teen Girls $99 (based on two adults in room). A deposit of $75 is due by Friday, March 15 and the balance is due no later than Monday, April 1, 2013. For more information call 409-886-4366. Evangelist Josie Lindsey is Director of Women Ministries at Starlight.