OF Athletic Department creating Wall of Honor

The Orangefield Athletic Department is developing a “Wall of Honor” for those athletes who have either been named All-State or have gone on to play at the next level.

Much of the Orangefield Bobcat memorabilia was lost in a fire in the early 1990’s. An effort is being made to rebuild the collection. The athletic department is requesting an 8×10 photo and the year of recognition. Donations to the “Wall of Honor” may be dropped off at the field house between 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. The boy athlete photos will be hung in the field house and the girls pictures will be hung in the new gym.

The Orangefield Athletic Department is asking for the community’s help to rebuild this “Wall of Honor” that will celebrate the accomplishments of their athletes, past and present. For any questions, please call the field house at 735-4504 or email jsmalley@esc5.net.

WOS Elementary to hold Kindergarten Round-up

West Orange – Stark Elementary will hold Kindergarten Round Up Thursday, May 16 from 9 – 11 a.m. in the WO-S Elementary Library.  In order to enroll a student for 2013-2014 classes, parents should bring the following documents: student birth certificate, student social security card, student immunization record and proof of residence.

West Orange – Cove students who currently attend North Early Learning Center are automatically enrolled.

Eagles to host monthly barbecue May 16

The Fraternal Orders of Eagles, Sabine Aerie 2523, located at 803 N 28th St, Orange, will host their monthly barbecue on Thursday, May 16, 2013. The menu includes brisket, baked beans, potato salad, bread, cookie, BBQ sauce and trimming on the side at $8 a plate. Dine in, pick up or delivery is offered. For more information or to place an order contact Sharon Bodin at 719-7793, leave a message at 886-7381 or fax 886-9725.

OC  AgriLife  to host canning classes

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Office of Orange County is holding a class that covers canning, freezing and drying Vegetables. The Backyard Basics programs support healthy living through home-based food production, preparation and preservation. This class is being held from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 18, 2013 at the City of Orange Central Fire Station on the 2nd floor (501 N 7th St). The fee to attend is $20. Door prizes will be given and are provided by Farmers Mercantile. Registration is required to attend as class size is limited to 15 participants. Call the Texas A&M Extension Office at 409-882-7010 to register.

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.

Orange Chapter of DAR to Meet

The William Diamond Chapter of The Daughters of The American Revolution of Orange will have their monthly meeting on Monday, May 20, at 10 a.m. at 4464 Memorial Drive in Orange. The program for the meeting will be “The Meaning of the Folds of the Flag.” Installation of officers for next year will also take place. 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. If more information is needed, the chapter regent may be contacted at 409-735-5253.

WOS HS Athletic Banquet to be held May 21

The West Orange-Stark High School Athletic Banquet, will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday May 21, at the WOS High School Cafeteria and will be catered by Moncla’s.

Male and female athletes from the current school year 2012-2013 will be honored.

Each athlete will receive one free ticket. Parents and other family members may purchase tickets for $7.00 at the West Orange-Stark Athletic Office by May 17. For more information, please contact the Athletic Department at 882-5530.

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.

Mighty Mustang golf tourney to be held June 24

Mighty Mustang GFW Golf Tournament will be held at Babe Zaharias Golf Course beginning at 8 a.m. on June 24. Four man scramble costing $50 per player or $200 per team.

The Might Mustang GFW is a 501(c)(3)non-profit corp., supporting extra-curricular activities and academics at West Orange-Stark CISD.

Zummo links, sodas and water will be supplied.

Players can bring their own cooler and beverage. Long drive, closest to hole prizes.

There will be an auction on signed helmets from Oklahoma, Texas, Texas A&M, Baylor, Alabama, LSU and the Seattle Seahawks by Earl Thomas. If schedule permitting, Earl Thomas will be in attendance.

Call Ray Hancock at 409-988-6833 to enter or to become a hole sponsors.

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: www.kocb.org. 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 www.kocb.org 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.

New Anointing Church to host gospel singing

Area residents are invited to an old fashioned gospel singing at 7 p.m. Friday, May 31 at New Anointing Church, located at 10681 N. Hwy 87 in Orange (about seven miles north of Northway Shopping Center, on the left).

Those who sing with a tape/cd or sing live or play an instrument are encouraged to bring it to the singing.

Refreshments will be served after the singing.

For more information, call 746-9515.

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 stpaulfamily.org. For more information, call the St. Paul office at 409-735-5546.

VBS set for First Baptist Church of Bridge City

First Baptist Church of Bridge City has set its Vacation Bible School for 9 a.m. to noon, June 10-14. Their theme will be “Kingdom Rock, Where Kids Stand Strong for God.” Children will study God’s word, sing songs, create crafts and more. Children of the age for Kindergarten through fifth grade for the 2013-2014 school year are invited to attend.

Can goods will be collected each day for the Bridge City/Orangefield Ministerial Alliance.

Early registration will be 10 a.m.- noon, Saturday, June 8 in the church’s west parking lot. For more information call 409-735-8709.