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County Record The Community Newspaper of Orange, Texas

Vol. 51 No. 45

Week of Wednesday, February 8 , 2012

Winter mosquito infestation unusual David Ball

For The Record

Trick-Shot Pool Artist Coming To Orange Staff Report

For The Record

Trick shot legend, Mike Massey, will be in Orange at Cotton’s Cay at 6 p.m. on February 11, 2012 at Cotton’s Cay. He will conduct a trick shot exhibition, several MASSEY “challenge” matches and provide instruction for American Pool Association League players throughout Southeast Texas. Massey is a renowned pool trick shot artist. He is the 2002 World Artistic Pool Champion and has won numerous other titles including the ESPN Trick Shot Magic Championship in 2000 and 2001. The APA, based in Lake Saint Louis, Mo., sanctions the world’s largest amateur pool league, known as the APA Pool League throughout the United States, as the Canadian Pool League in Canada, and as the Japanese Poolplayers Association in Japan. More than 270,000 members compete in weekly 8-Ball and 9-Ball league play. The APA is generally recognized as the Governing Body of Amateur Pool, having established the official rules, championships, formats and handicap systems for the sport of amateur billiards. The APA produces three major tournaments each year—the APA National Team Championships, the APA National Singles Championships and the U.S. Amateur Championship—that, together, pay out nearly $1.5 Million in cash and prizes annually! In 2010, The APA National Team Championships were recognized by Guinness World Records as the “world’s largest pool tournament.”

It’s the perfect storm for mosquito development— rain, high humidity and mild temperatures. The National Weather Service in Lake Charles, La., in fact, said the rainfall at the Jack Brooks Regional Airport in Nederland had a total of 2.8 inches of rainfall last week. Some areas may had received more rainfall than that. Therefore, Patrick Beebe and the Orange County Mosquito Control department are working through the winter months to fight an unusual infestation of mosquitos. Texas, such as the rest of the United States, is experiencing a very mild winter, Beebe said. “Temperatures are 10 degrees above normal. The warmer temperatures and moisture along with the high humidity and fog are nearly perfect conditions for mosquitos,” he said. Beebe searched past records and only the winter of 1999 had more service requests for the month of January, 69, versus 68 service calls for January 2012. Tidal fluctuations are also a contributing factor. The good news, however, is three mosquito trucks began spraying last week to give residents some relief. Typically during the winter months of December through

February, field operations cease to perform required federal and state maintenance on equipment. They usually start


moving out equipment from March through May. There are three phases to the maintenance: vehicle maintenance, spray unit maintenance and calibration of the equipment. The Orange County Mosquito Control Department

For The Record

The City of Pinehurst made the move to their new home official Tuesday morning. Before an attendance of about 100 citizens, Greater Orange Area Chamber of Commerce board members and local business owners Mayor T.W. Permenter cut the ribbon to officially open the new city hall. Orange county government was represented by County Judge Carl Thibodeaux and all four county commissioners. Bridge City mayor Kirk Roccaforte, West Orange mayor Roy McDonald and Orange mayor Brown Claybar also attended. The new city hall is modern, spacious, efficient and comfortable. There is ample Pictured are (left to right): Mayor T.W. Permenter, City Attorney Tommy Gunn, Councilman Bob Wilspace for the city government liams, Councilman Bill Triggs, Councilman Dan Mohon, State Rep. Allan Ritter. COURTESY PHOTO: Mike Louviere


Current filing for May 12 elections

David Ball

For The Record

Filing for the May 12 local election began Monday and ends March 5. Candidates may file for positions on city councils, school boards and some county offices. City of Orange Longtime Mayor William Brown Claybar is out by term limits and he is unable to run again. Others with expiring terms this May are Position 1 Councilwoman Theresa Beauchamp, Position 3 Councilman and Mayor Pro Tem Jeff Holland and Position 6 Councilman Charles Guillory. This will be the first elec-

tion for the city using four single-member districts, approved in 2011. Before, the city had four at-large positions on the ballot. Those seeking seats in the newly formed Position 1 and 3 must reside within that district. Any Orange resident, likewise, may file for the Position 6 at-large seat. Interested individuals may contact City Secretary Kerry Kittrell at 883-1042 for more information. City of Bridge City Mayor Kirk Roccaforte, Place 2 Councilman Mike Reed, Place 4 Councilman Eric Andrus and Place 6 Councilwoman Lucy Fields positions will be open for fil-

ing. City Secretary Sherry Tisdale has more information at 735-6801. City of Pinehurst There may be some changes on this city council with Councilman Bob Williams reportedly not running again. Also, Mayor T.W. Permenter and Councilman John Zerko’s terms have expired. All position are at-large. Call City Secretary Debbie Cormier at 886-3873 for more information. City of West Orange Council members Shirley Bonnin, Dale Dardeau and Mike Shugart terms are expiring and their seat will be open. ELECTION PAGE 3A

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Mary Johnson is the new Orange County Auditor. She has a background in accounting and said she’s excited to be working in the county. Judge Dennis Powell of the 163rd District Court said she’s the right person for the right job. RECORD PHOTO: David Ball

Johnson takes over as new county auditor David Ball

For The Record

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Mike Louviere

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veillance information and areas where they received the most calls and work out from there. “The weather is so unstable with the rain, wind and temperature. If it drops below 50

New Pinehurst city hall officially open


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though is now working quickly through the winter maintenance and back into action. Last week, Beebe reported three droplet tests were completed on three units that were ready to spray. The department then proceeds to spray problem areas based on sur-

The top recruiters for St. Jude’s Math-A-Thon at Mauricevill Elementary got special gifts for their efforts. All of the participants got t-shirts and certificates for their part in raising $7,116.20 for St. Jude’s.

Mauriceville students help St. Jude


auriceville Elementary made math a fun and profitable project this year. In October, they kicked off their St. Jude Math-AThon, getting sponsors to pledge money for the number of math problems worked by the students. Students had booklets of math problems from St. Jude and were so good at it that they raised $7,116.20.

Recently, the students who recruited the most funds received gifts for their efforts. Top money raisers were Brianna Moore, with $2,547; Gracie Donnaud, who raised $575; and Jaden Auclaire, with $500. Teachers Cindy Reynolds and Dawn Moore coordinated this year’s Math-A-Thon at MVE.

The director’s position for the office of Orange County Auditor didn’t stay vacant for very long. Debbie Rawls retired on January 31 and the office didn’t miss a beat with hiring new auditor, Mary Johnson, who is already on the job. Johnson is a native Texan. She and her husband have lived in Orange County for a year-and-a-half. She was a comptroller in League City for a broadband internet company and she also owned her own business setting up accounting programs for small businesses. Johnson has a bachelors in business administration and she has always worked in accounting. This will be her first governmental accounting job. “There’s a lot of consolidation work in this job. Fund accounting is a little different

than accounting in the private sector, but debits are still debits are credits are credits,” she said. Johnson added there also a lot of reporting involved with the county auditor job but it’s nothing she hasn’t done before, she said. Her first goal for the office is to complete an accounting software conversion package. Secondly, her goal is for the office to continue to provide great customer service to the citizens of Orange County. The county auditor is appointed every two years by the district court judges, according to their web page. The auditor is responsible for the general oversight of all the officers of the county district, or state, who may be authorized or required by law to receive or collect any money, funds, fees or other property for the use of, or belonging to, JOHNSON SEE PAGE 3A

Where The Sun Rises On Texas And The Stars Shine First


• The Record • Week of Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Orange County debt-free with jail paid off David Ball

For The Record

With the stroke of a pen Orange County is now debt free. County Judge Carl Thibodeaux signed the last wire payment to Bank of New York, Mellon Global Corporate Trust in the amount of $275,737.50 at the meeting of the Orange County Commissioners’ Court Monday afternoon. This payment represents the principle and interest payment for 1994 Jail Certificate of Obligation with a due date of February 15, 2012. “We are debt free,” Precinct 1 Commissioner David Dubose said. John Dubose, Precinct 3 Commissioner, said Thibodeaux has served long enough as judge, 17 years, to see the jail paid off. The commissioners approved a resolution requesting the Jefferson County Industrial Development Corporation exercise its power in calling a public hearing for revenue bonds to be issued in connection with a refinery project. The public hearing is scheduled at 10:30 a.m. on February 27 in the Orange County Commissioners’ Courtroom. It was reported at last week’s meeting the court was presented with plans to revitalize the old Independent Refining plant in Hamshire. The refinery will be able to handle 70,000 barrels per day. The company, Partnership Strategies, is also building a port in Brownsville that can handle 100,000 barrel barges.

One barge at High Island that will have 150,000 barrels worth of storage and 120,000 barrels worth of barge THIBODEAUX capability. The company also requires a deep water port and determined the Port of Beaumont, which is partially situated in Orange County, to be the best location. They were allocated $300 million in municipal bonds by Jefferson County two years ago for Hurricane Ike redevelopment through a proclamation of Gov. Rick Perry. The court approved the hiring of eight seasonal employees for driving positions for the Mosquito Control District. Patrick Beebe, director of mosquito control, said the last time mosquitos were this bad in January was the year 1999 when the department had 69 calls. This January had 68 service calls. Jeff Kelley, emergency management coordinator, reported the shelter of last resort on FM 1442 will have a 200-ton crane there this week to lift wall panels to the structure. The concrete is also being polished by a grinder. “We’ll see the wall panels lifted by Friday. You’re about to see a building pop up. It’s pretty impressive,” Kelley said. Kelley also gave a presentation on the FY 2012 Routine Airport Maintenance Grant for the Orange County Airport which was approved. The proposed 2012 RAMP

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grant projects are as follows: • Replace cannonball sliding tracks and cannonball rollers on all six of the older hangars • Update the remaining incandescent taxi-way light fixtures with update medium intensity quartz fixtures • Install a new entrance sign for the airport • Miscellaneous repairs at the airport such as replacing antenna and photocells for the lights and replacing broken vault covers • Replace and purchase needed fire extinguishers for the airport Kelley said the grant is for $36,000 and the airport should have some funds left over for maintenance issues. The court proclaimed February 11 as 2-1-1 Day in the county and to give special recognition to the 2-1-1 Area Information Center of Southeast Texas. Bonnie Brooks, outreach coordinator with the center, said the 2-1-1 center at the South East Texas Regional Planning Commission in Beaumont is one of 125 call centers in Texas. The center in Beaumont received 50,000 calls last year. Brooks said in addition to 2-1-1 being used as emergency evacuation registration, the service can be used for registering for social services to help. She said the call center is in the process of beefing up and updating participating agencies in meeting unmet needs and supplying statistics and data for people in need.

Appeals court throws out same-sex marriage ban SAN FRANCISCO — Samesex marriage moved one step closer to the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday when a federal appeals court ruled California’s voter-approved ban unconstitutional, saying it serves no purpose other than to “lessen the status and human dignity” of gays. A three-judge panel of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals gave gay marriage opponents time to appeal the 2-1 decision before ordering the state to allow same-sex weddings to resume. Six states allow gay couples to wed — Connecticut, New Hampshire, Iowa, Massachusetts, New York and Vermont, as well as the Washington capital district. The appeals court focused its decision exclusively on California’s ban, not the bigger debate, even though the court has jurisdiction in nine Western states. The ban known as Proposition 8 was approved by voters in 2008 with 52 percent of the vote.

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Johnson takes over the county, and shall see to the strict enforcement of the law governing county finances. Responsibilities include the following: • Directs preparation of reports, audits, and statements • Directs preparation of operating budgets and controls • Prepares recommendations of future financial plans • Analyzes the financial status of the County • Keeps abreast of new laws and developments and advises commissioner’s court of same • Independently develops audit steps and detailed procedures • Assures compliance with laws governing the auditors office • Signs all authorizations and warrants • Provides assistance to other departments, when requested • Directs & supervises consolidation of accounting data and preparation of statements for management information


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Judge Dennis Powell of the 163rd District Court was one of the judges who hired Johnson for the position. He said in hiring her, the judges didn’t look at one single item but her experience, temperament — her sum total, that made her stand out from other applicants. “She is the right person for the right job,” he said. Powell added former county auditor Todd Mixon was retained by the county for preliminary screening of applicants. Five to six applicants were interviewed. No current Orange County Auditor’s office employees applied for the position. Johnson believes her managerial experience and heading an accounting department helped her landing the job. She said she also has an dedicated and highly trained team in the auditor’s office with lots of experience. “They’re very well qualified. We’re the watch dogs. We don’t take that lightly. I’m excited and happy to be here. Everyone has been gracious, helpful and welcoming,” she said.

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degrees, it affects the spraying schedules. The spray has to drop on the insect while they’re moving and metabolized to be effective,” he said. When the weather becomes cooler, more of the chemical breaks down and becomes less toxic the longer it stays out in the environment. Also a factor, if wind speed is above 10 mph, the department has to cease spraying operations because it will drift out of the target area. As with the trucks, weather conditions have also speeded up maintenance operations on the mosquito spray plane.

The Federal Aviation Administration requires annual maintenance on the plane during the winter months. Beebe said things are going well and the plane may be ready for flight in another two weeks. “It all revolves around safety,” he said. Beebe said the entire area is combatting salt water mosquitos. Fortunately, there have been no reported cases of West Nile Virus. “We’re all in the same weather pattern. It’s a widespread problem. The National Weather Service forecasted a warm winter,” he said.

Pinehurst city hall offices, a large area for the city council meetings with separate entrance. The police department has their offices in a separate part of the building. The Pinehurst Fire Department will remain headquartered at the old city complex on Mockingbird Street. It will take about a year for arrangements to be made and the building

Election filings The positions are at-large. Call City Secretary Theresa Van Meter at 883-3468 for additional information. West Orange-Cove CISD There will be two seat open this May election for those interested in serving on the school board. Eric Mitchell and Pete Amy seats are open. These are at-large positions. For more information contact Bonnie Tegge at 882-5500. LC-M CISD Three seats are up for this election. David Jones, Position 2, Keith Adams Position 4 and Don Anderson, Position 5 are open for filing. Contact Lisa Ludwig at 883-2232, Ext. 2320 for additional information. Bridge City ISD Candidates interested in running for a trustee position will have two seats to choose from.

for the fire department to be relocated to the MLK site. After Mayor Permenter cut the ribbon, he said, “All right, let’s go in and party.” He posed for pictures with the city council members and then went in to oversee the serving of refreshments and the tours of the new office complex.

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Place 1 Trustee Lon Hubbard and Place 2 Trustee Kirk Ellender terms have expired. Call Jean Magnuson at 735-1502 for more information. Orange County Navigation and Port District Two seats on this board are open this election cycle. Precinct 2 Commissioner Barbara Winfree and Precinct 3 Commissioner Jimmy Smith terms are expiring. Call 883-4363 for information. Orange County Drainage District J.B. Arrington, Precinct 2, and Jimmie Scales, Precinct 4, seats will be open. Call 745-3225 for more information. Orange County Water Control and Improvement District #2 The water district has two open seats this term: Linda Premeaux and Kenneth Pigg’s terms are expiring. Call 883-4003 for more information.

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• The Record • Week of Wednesday, February 8, 2012

From the Creaux’s Nest WELCOME TO ANOTHER WEEK Well, it’s come on a full moon. This morning at 3:30 a.m., the sky was as bright as day. The big bright moon hung high in the sky when five of the raccoons showed up for their morning treat. All but one of these coons is a different bunch than those who show up for evening meal. “Rocky” has been a friend for a long time and shows up for both feedings. He would come in the house if I would let him. He likes for me to feed him individually. Those coons go through 50 pounds of dog food in three weeks. *****Well, Eli beat me again. Just before the Super Bowl kickoff Neighbor Cox called and said, “Eli is going to beat you again.” “I don’t think so,” I replied. Millard went on to say, “The Giants are going to win 24-17.” I disagreed, no way Brady will be held to only 17 points. He might lose but he won’t be held to just two touchdowns and a field goal. Cox insisted that he would only get 17 points. When New England was leading 17-15 and all the Giants needed to win was a field goal, I realized that Cox had called the Patriots score of 17 points correctly. The Giants won 21-17. I had bet Millard a jar of Jalapeno jelly against a jar of his fig preserves. I lost and owe him a jar of jelly. Eli beats me every time. When I bet on him, he loses, four times now I bet against him and he beat me. The Super Bowl set a record as the most watched television event ever with 111.3 million viewers, 71 percent of TV’s in use at any one time Sunday night were tuned in to the Giants/Patriots game. The only negative was MIA’s one finger salute, along with the two Doritos ads and the M&M ad, Elton John’s spot for Pepsi, Volkswagen’s the dog strikes back and Jay Leno and spots for Fiat, Chevrolet, Camaro and Clint Eastwood’s Chrysler, “Halftime in America,” that has brought complaints from Karl Rove and other Republicans.*****Well, I’ve got to move on. I would appreciate if you come along. I promise it won’t do you no harm. INSIGHTS ON THE AUTO BAILOUT I was thinking about what a devastating effect there would have been on the U.S. if General Motors and Chrysler would have been allowed to go bankrupt. It would have pushed a bad recession into a depression and the domino effect would have been worse than Hoover’s Great Depression. Even right here at home we would have been hit extra hard. At least three companies on Chemical Row would have lost half their business if not more. Manufacturers of parts, rubber, batteries, etc. would have been forced to shut down. On a smaller but important scale, take the local Chevy dealer, the Granger brothers, who invested millions in the dealership, only to see GM fold. That would have been a financial blow to them but also the folks they employee, who would have been on the streets. Instead, today they have a successful dealership that would not have been possible without the auto $85 billion bailout. The ripple effect would have caused the collapse of other businesses. Failures would have been felt throughout our economy.*****In Nov., 2008, Mitt Romney predicted, in a New York Times column, “If General Motors, Ford and Chrysler get the bailout their chief executives are asking for, you can kiss the American automobile industry goodbye.” He was wrong. GM is again the world’s largest automaker, with sales of more than nine million cars worldwide and Chrysler is back in the black with a 44 percent sales increase. Today, Romney also believes there should not be a mortgage bailout. We should let home owners default and let other take-over artists buy the loans for a nickel on a dollar, clean up the properties and put them back on the market. Doing the same as corporate raiders, no doubt giving little thought to the families who once lived there. Romney wants voters to think Obama is in over his head when it come s to lifting this nation’s recovery from the deep economic hole that George W. Bush dug. He’s betting that despite Obama’s deft handling of the war on terror and killing Bin Laden, which was once a greater cause than the nation’s unemployment rate, the economy will still be issue number one in November. There never has been a businessman elected president of the United States. This may give you insight as to why. TURNING BACK THE HANDS OF TIME 10 Years Ago-2002 Judge Pat and Rosalie Clark have been visiting with their first grandson, David Kolbe Aven, born Dec. 22 in Florida. Daughter Mary Ann and her husband Bruce came home to Orange to baptize the little guy on Jan. 27, at St. Mary’s. Bruce, a free agent from the Dodgers baseball organization, has been invited by the Cleveland Indians to spring training. This will be his second time around with the Indians. *****Bridge City Judge Don Peters says he feels better than ever after having his heart repaired some time back. (Editor’s note: Don is still municipal judge at Bridge City and as far as I know, over the last 10-years, he hasn’t had any heart problems.)*****A good lawman, a good guy, lifetime Deweyville resident

Fred Hryhorchuk, 83, died Jan. 30. He was a longtime deputy sheriff and later a special Texas Ranger for the cattleman’s association. He also owned a store in Deweyville. His two sons are Darrell and Larry. *****Wade Phillips will become defensive coordinator of the Atlanta Falcons, under Coach Dan Reeves. He had replaced Reeves as head coach at Denver and before that, Wade, an Orange native, was head coach at Buffalo. Wade started his coaching career as an assistant coach at Stark High School. (Editor’s note: Today, the son of Bum, is defensive coordinator of the Houston Texans after having been head coach of the Dallas Cowboys. Wade and Bridge City’s Shane Dronett were at Atlanta after both being with Denver. Shane has since passed away.)*****St. Paul United Methodist will celebrate their new Family Life Center Feb. 10. The Rev. Martha Girling is the pastor. *****George Cruse marries Randi Rubendall Super Bowl Sunday at Echo Baptist Church. The Rev. Jeff Anderson preformed the service. *****Terry Landry is the new owner of the Orange Sears store. *****Special tribute to singer/song writer Bobby Charles will be held at Lamar Port Arthur on Feb. 8. The funds will benefit the Light House restoration. Johnny Preston, Jivin’ Gene and others will entertain. (Editor’s note: Bobby was a classmate of Roy Dunn’s at Abbeville High School. Bobby and Johnny Preston have both died in the last few years. *****Super Bowl XXXVI is now history. It was a nail biter. New England won 20-17 over the Rams with no time left on the clock. Announcers Pat Summerall and John Madden called their last game together after 21 years. Pat retired from FOX; Joe Buck is expected to take his place. *****George Washington was chosen our first president 213 years ago. We have had 42 since. (Editor’s note: It’s now been 223 years and we are now on president 44. George W. Bush was 43, Barack Obama , 44.)*****Former President Ronald Reagan will be 91 on Feb. 6, on the same day Tom Brokaw turns 62 and so does Ted Koppel. *****Former County Judge J.L. “Pete” Runnels and Judge Carl Thibodeaux are locked in a heated battle for the county judge seat. Thibodeaux’s slogan is “Do you remember the past – compare it to the present – vote for the future.”*****1959 Bridge City baseball players return to support the Boosters Club fundraising. They are John Harrington, Joe Parkhurst, Tom Howston, Wayne Brint, Bud Briggs, Freddie Guyote, Roger Bertrand, Freddie Hebert and Tommy Hoffpauir. 35 Years Ago-1977 Wayne Cassels, longtime lawman, suffered a massive heart attack. *****Jerry Horton is in serious condition in Baylor Hospital in Dallas after being injured in a car wreck. He is the brother of Mrs. Clarence Kite. *****Last Tuesday night at B&B Auction the Rev. Bob LaGrone, pastor of McDonald Baptist Church, preformed the wedding ceremony of two auction employees, LaVera Hall and Tom Gibbons. *****Robert “Bobby” Cormier and Devra are the proud parents of a baby girl, their first born who arrived Jan. 31. *****Inez Hearne, who has been with Wards 27 years, returns as manager of the Orange store. Her assistant is Joe Barlow. *****Vera and Gerald Dolley will celebrate their 22nd wedding anniversary Feb. 12. *****Mr. And Mrs. Jessse Brooks celebrate their 33rd Feb. 6. *****The Smith brothers, Bill and Ron are now both employed at Conn’s Appliance. *****N.J. “Vic” Vicknair will run for the Bridge City council seat being vacated by his boss, Bubba Hubbard. *****Elaine White will celebrate her birthday on Valentine’s Day. *****Bill Clark, of radio fame, is now with KLVI radio, on air from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.*****Ray Price put on a big reunion show featuring Willie Nelson, Johnny Bush, Johnny Paycheck, Buddy Enmons, Darrell McCall and Roger Miller. All are former Price band members. Ray is a fishing buddy of Chief Wilson Roberts. *****Louis Dugas has written a song and his daughter has put music to it. Louis says the song will be a hit. (Editor’s note: I don’t remember the song he recorded. Do You? I wonder if a copy is available.) BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK Kaitlyn Ezell, Lois Powell, Dolores McQueen, Addison Geldard, Kezavien Roberts, Todd Landry, Barbara Fix, Doyce Sherman, Lisa Woods, Jivin’ Gene, Karen Fusiler, Leonard Bock, Sandy Sanford, Cynthia Fisher, Helen Dean, Peggy Albair, Shane Brister, Trevor Gunn, Tyler Gunn, Bobby Arnold, Kevin Bourque, Deric Prevost, Eric Prevost, Jody Connor, Stephen Allen, Tom Stephenson, Brittany Carpenter, Christy Reves, Delondra Cooper, Dola Rucker, Jordan Guererro, Marjorie Gandy, Michele Moore, Sara Childs, John Hall, Judy Ford, Lee Ann Jaarah, Liz Fontenot, Jeremy Delano, Fred Kennedy, Judy Harrison, Jordan Guidry and Dan Batchelor. A FEW HAPPENINGS Tuesday, Feb. 7, the city of Pinehurst held the grand opening of their new city hall and police station. It’s a nice building that the administration is proud of. It’s a far cry from the old building. The fire department will also move into the new city hall within the next year.*****On Feb. 25, the Bridge City/Orangefield Chamber will present their second mystery dinner theatre, “Who Killed the Director.” Prizes for best-dressed movie character. For more information contact Eric at 409-3130412. *****Because of bad weather, the annual Shangri La “Trash Off” was postponed until Saturday, Feb. 18. This will also make time for more people to hear about the event and participate. Join a team; have a fun day working for a good cause. *****The Don Shockley’s, who have been adamant Texas Longhorn supporters since Steve Worster was All-American at U.T., will now give up their burnt Orange wardrobe for the University of Houston red. Donnie’s daughter, Megan, and Judy and Don’s granddaughter has signed to attend U.H. on a track cross-country scholarship. Bree Fontenot has also received a scholarship at Louisiana Lafayette. Congrats to both these talented young ladies.*****We want to extend congratulations also to West Orange-Stark short stop Sarah Ragsdale, who signed to play softball at San Jacinto Junior College. *****We were sorry to hear about the death of Jarvis “Plunk” Plunkett, 89, who passed away Feb. 4. Services will be held Wednesday, Feb. 8 at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. *****We were also saddened to learn about the death of J.B. Jones, 98, who died Feb. 1. Services were held Feb. 4. Our condolences to son Dr. Jimmie Jones, daughter Cynthia Hooks, and all of the family.*****Charlie Johnnie, 68, passed away Feb. 3. He was a good guy. Our deepest sympathies to wife Pam, son Chris and the entire family. *****The Lunch Bunch dined at Robert’s last week and an overflow crowd attended. The Bunch ran out of seats and Sprad had to sit

in Corky’s lap. King Dunn, who has been under the weather, was accompanied by his daughter Nancy. Cedric and Cherry Stout attended with her son. Judge Carl Thibodeaux told about how much more demanding the job is than it was 17 years ago. Coach Dan Ray Hooks says he’s learning how to do nothing. The Bunch will be at Novrozsky’s this week and back to Robert’s next week. Everyone always welcome. *****Welcome to Mary Johnson, new county auditor. We haven’t met her yet but maybe we will soon. *****Also, we didn’t say goodbye to our friend of 30 years, Debbie Rawls, who is now retired. We have known Debbie since she was 20 years old. We wish her a great life ahead. *****Last Friday, Sally Vance celebrated her birthday. She’s Karen Jo’s mother-in-law and Karen and Robert saw that his mom had a great day, lunch, pedicure, manicure, and the works for a special lady. *****Exxon Mobil earned $9 billion last quarter yet gas at the pump has gone up 19 cents a gallon in the past month and is expected to go up 60 cents more in the next four months. Last week, the Entergy Department reported U.S. consumption at the lowest level since Sept. 2001, so oil companies make it up by raising prices. Nothing will hurt the U.S. economy more than $4 a gallon gasoline. That could stall a growing economy and you know who gets the blame. *****CREAUX’S TIP OF THE WEEK: Add a jigger of vodka to a 12-ounce bottle of shampoo; the alcohol cleans the scalp, removes toxins from the hair and stimulates the growth of healthy hair. Vodka can also be used as an astringent to cleanse the skin and tighten pores. Just put a little on a cotton ball and apply to your face. *****CAJUN DEFINITION: The word Cajun (cay-jun) is slang for Acadian, the Frenchspeaking people who migrated to South Louisiana from Nova Scotia in the 18th century. Cajuns were happily removed from city life, preferring a rustic life along the bayous. The term Cajun now applies to the people, the culture and most of all the cooking. *****A few folks celebrating their special day. An old Abbeville boy, Doyce Sherman, raised way back in the bayou country in the early 1930’s, celebrates on Feb. 9. ***One of the nation’s best cooks, Karen Fuselier, celebrates on Feb. 9 as does Jivin’ Gene. He came along several years before she did but they are great friends. ***Our buddy, Peggy Albair, the captain of Peggy’s on the Bayou, a real ball of energy, celebrates her special day on Feb. 10. ***Also celebrating on Feb.10 are the Gunn twins, Trevor and Tyler. We started announcing their Feb. 10th birthday when they were about five-years-old. A couple of good guys.*****Former councilman Jimmy Sims is a candidate for Orange mayor. We’ve known Jimmy a long time. He truly is interested in the betterment of his city. Many may remember his mom and dad and brothers and sisters who were raised in the heart of the city and have always shown a love for it. All of us old timers know a lot of Bob Sims stories. He would be proud of Jimmy and all his youngsters.*****Dixie Glass, after many years in the same location, will be moving into a new building on MacArthur Dr., next to Sprads. CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS Nick Nolte will be 72 on Feb. 8; John Grisham, 57 and Seth Green, 38.***Travis Tritt will be 49 on Feb. 9; Joe Pesci, 69; Mia Farrow, 67.***Laura Dern will be 45 on Feb. 10; Elizabeth Banks, 37.***Burt Reynolds will be 76 on Feb. 11; Jeb Bush, 59; Sheryl Crow, 50 and Jennifer Aniston, 43.***Arsenio Hall will be 57 on Feb. 12; Josh Brolin, 44; Taylor Lautner, 20.***Kim Novak will be 79 on Feb. 13; Jerry Springer, 68; Peter Gabriel, 62; Robbie Williams, 38.***Michael Bloomberg, 70 on Feb. 14; Rob Thomas, 40.***Jane Seymour will be 61 on Feb. 15. CAJUN STORY OF THE WEEK Alfred LeBlanc, wat lives next to da National Forest, near da Achafalya Basin, came home from work and found a black bear up on his roof. Not knowing wat to do he refers to da yellow pages. He finds an ad for Primeaux’s Animal Removing Service. He calls da number and tell Primeaux his problem. In bout an hour, Primeaux arrives from Morgan City in a van, wit a ladder, baseball bat, a shotgun and a pit bull dog. Aflred him, axe, “Wat are dose for hanh? Primeaux explains, “Da ladder is to get on da roof, da bat is to knock da bear off da roof and wen I do, da pit bull will grab da bear by da testicals and hold him till I get down to put him in da van. As Primeaux is going up da ladder he hands Alfred da shotgun. “Hey, wait a minute, wats dis for?” Alfred axe. “Well,” says Primeux, “If dat bear knocks me off da roof first, you shoot dat damn dog.” C’EST TOUT Redistricting as of this writing is still not settled in Texas. The state faces the possibility that the April 3 Primary would be delayed. A San Antonio Federal Court Monday said the plan did not have the support of all parties involved, a requirement. One thing that seems for sure is that we will have a different congressman. *****On the local front, Orange County Commissioner’s Court paid off their last indebtedness. The county has no outstanding debt, a strong reserve and a top of the heap credit rating. Many other counties envy us. Proof that you don’t have to be a radical to be a fiscal conservative and run a smooth operation.*****Next Tuesday, don’t forget your Valentine. Miss Pearl is publishing a valentine poem. At age 91, she still is a romantic.*****Notice to all business and professional people; if you are not using “The Record” to reach the consumer, you are missing a large portion of the population. We reach more people than the other publications combined. We give you more reach for your buck in our trade area. Also check us out on our website, a great place to get your message across to the public. Read us cover to cover, shop our family of advertisers, take care and God bless.

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Who or What is a Natural Citizen? Kent Conwell

Lighter Side of Life For The Record

A case much of the media has ignored took place in a Georgia court the last week in January. Judge Michael M. Malihi subpoenaed President Obama to appear in his court to determine whether or not the president was indeed eligible to be on Georgia’s November presidential ballot. To appear on the ballot, one must be a natural citizen. Now, this “natural citizen” thing has been around over 220 years in Section I, Article II of the constitution. And I might add, for over 220 years, its exact meaning has never been defined. Obama isn’t the first sitting president to face this question. Chester Arthur faced it. Having been born in Panama Canal Zone, John McCain’s natural born citizenship was questioned as has been current hopeful, Mitt Romney, because his father was born in Mexico. So it is nothing new. Craig Andresen reported in the “National Patriot” that the Georgia case involved whether or not Obama was a natural citizen under the articles of the Constitution. If not, his name would not be on the Georgia ballot this coming November. I’m no constitutional scholar. In fact, I do well to even spell “constitution,” but in reading the applicable section of that article, I have a

feeling the Georgia court is really just whistling into the wind. The germane section reads “No person except a natural born citizen or a citizen of the United States at the time of the adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the office of President.” It goes on to mention the fourteen years residency and thirty-five age requirements. So, Judge Michael M. Malihi subpoenaed the president, a move itself unusual, but legal. Promptly at nine o’clock the day of the trial, the judge, wrote Andresen, called the attorneys into his chambers. Obama’s attorney, Michael Jablonski of Atlanta, did not show up, nor did his client, the president himself. Seems like when Obama received the subpoena, he told his attorney, Michael Jablonski of Atlanta, to take care of it. Jablonski, make several efforts to shut down the case, from asking it to be dismissed to arguing the state could not determine who would or would not be on a ballot. The court dismissed the arguments, so Jablonski wrote the Georgia Secretary of State stating the case was not to be heard and neither he nor the president would show up. Brian Kemp, Georgia’s Secretary of State, replied that Jablonsi was free to do as he wished, but he would do so at his “client’s peril.” So, they did not appear, and so the court was called to order. Obama’s birth certificate was entered into

evidence as well as his father’s birthplace, Kenya East Africa. Evidence confirmed his father’s passport had been revoked and that he was a non-citizen of the United States. So far, this is nothing new. But then came testimony regarding the definition of “Natural Born Citizen” from a Supreme Court opinion in 1875, Minor v Happersett. At that time, the attorney pointed out that the 14th Amendment does not alter the definition of the meaning “natural born.” The point is, says the attorney, to be a natural born citizen, one must have two parents who at the time of birth, are citizens. Now this last statement does not appear (at least I couldn’t find it) in Minor vs Happersett. That case was about a woman, Minor, wanting the right to vote. So, what is a Natural Citizen, one parent or two? I can’t find a definitive answer anywhere. What did the framers of the constitution have in mind? (which is no grounds for any kind of decision) Hstory will give us a hint. In 1787, John Jay suggested to George Washington, presiding officer of the Convention, that “we should provide a strong check to the admission of Foreigners into the administration of our government and declare the Commander-in-Chief shall be held only by a natural born citizen.” You see, we had just won our independence and Jay wanted to be sure no outside influence would put us back under English rule.


Various opinions have been offered regarding the expression’s meaning. The Congressional Research Service has stated that “any child born in the U.S., other than to foreign diplomats serving their country; the children of US citizens born abroad; and those born abroad of one citizen parent who has met US residency requirements are natural born citizens.” The Congressional Research Service is Congress’s ‘”think tank,” composed of 900 individuals or various disciplines. No question, Obama’s mother was a citizen. That seems to satisfy the “one citizen parent” in the CRS’s statement, but, the fact CRS made the interpretation does not make it law. There is no law defining natural citizen. It’ll be interesting to see if indeed Obama’s name will be on the Georgia ballot, but whether it is or not, information that turned up during testimony made me do a double take until I started double-checking. (never accept words as gospel) A state licensed PI hired to look into Obama’s background discovered the SS number he used in 1979 was fraudulent. The number showed the card owner was born in 1890. That same number came up with addresses in Illinois, Washington D.C. and Massachusetts. The latter was a surprise for according to testimony, the year it was issued in Massachusetts, Obama was living in Hawaii. Snopes disputed this. The testimony goes on and on from out-ofsequence serial numbers on birth certificates to






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Community Bulletin Board OC Retired Teachers to meet Feb. 11 The next meeting of Orange County Retired Teachers will take place at 11 a.m. on Monday, Feb 13, at the Fellowship Hall at Wesley United Methodist Church, 401 37th Street in Orange. The guest speaker will be Holly Hanson of Shangri La. Holly coordinates Shangri La’s volunteer program, which includes recruiting, interviewing, and placement of volunteers as well as orientation, training, management of volunteers and program evaluation. A light lunch will be served. Members are reminded to bring pull tabs for the Ronald McDonald House and book donations for the TRTA Children’s Book Project.

AARP income tax assistance program offered The AARP Tax Filing Assistance Program will begin Wednesday, Feb. 1 at 12:15 p.m. in the Orange Public Library. Trained volunteers will be available from 12:15 to 4 p.m. every Wednesday and Friday through April 13th. Anyone seeking assistance should bring the following: all W-2 and 1099 forms, including Social Security benefits and statements; records of Capital gains and losses; receipts of medical expenses, taxes paid, interest paid, contributions, casualty and theft losses, job expenses, sales tax receipts for major purchases and Social Security cards for dependents; a copy of your 2010 tax return, which will be very helpful for the volunteers assisting in the preparations of the 2011 return. Electronic filing will be available. No tax returns will be started after 4 p.m.

BCHS to offer senior parent financial aid workshop The Counselors at Bridge City High School will host its annual Senior Parent Financial Aid Workshop on Thursday, Feb. 9,, at 6:30 p.m. in the cafeteria at Bridge City High School. This program is designed to assist students and parents with the completion of the FAFSA Application, as well as to inform them of other financial assistance options for college education. A financial aid representative will be available after the workshop to answer questions and schedule individual follow-up appointments to assist families in submitting the FAFSA. Also, please do not forget to check on scholarship information in the Counselor’s Office or on our website at Call 409-7351617 for additional information.

BCHS Alumni Assoc. to meet March 3 The BCHS Alumni Association will meet on Thursday, March 3 at Bridge City High School. Also, a Fine Arts Exibit and Open House will be held at BCHS.

Chuck Young Alumni Classic scheduled for Feb. 11

baseball players interested in participating in either event please contact Chris Moore at All former Bridge City Baseball coaches are welcome to come out and see their former players. For more information visit the BC baseball website at

OC Retired Senior Citizens to meet Feb. 13 The Orange County Retired Senior Citizens will meet at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 13 at the Salvation Army Bldg. on the corner of MLK and Strickland. Bring a covered dish for the noon meal and also Bingo Prizes. Soaps are still being collected for OCS. If you have not paid your yearly dues, please do so at this meeting. Be sure to wear Red. All Seniors are invited to attend. For further information, please call 883-6161.

Orange VFW to commemorate sinking of USS Maine Orange Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2775 will commemorate the sinking of the USS Maine on Feb. 15, 1898. The program will cover events that precipitated the beginning of the Spanish American War, which began in April of 1898.  The public is invited to attend the program, which will take place at the VFW Hall on Highway 87 N (5303 N 16th St).  For further information, contact John Clark at 883-0264.

Red Hot Flashers to meet Feb. 15 The Red Hot Flashers have changed their usual meeting date to Wednesday, Feb. 15, at 11:30 a.m. They will meet in the home of Madame Rebecca Nation for there annual Mardi Gras party. Ladies are to bring finger foods and dress in Mardi Gras style. Birthday ladies are: Lady Betty Boop, Betty Morgan: Queen Helene, Helen Broussard: and Lady Frenchie, Marie Browning. For directions to the home call 409-779-7213.

Christian Women’s Job Corps to host spring classes Christian Women’s Job Corps (CWJC), “offering a hand up not a hand out”), serving the Golden Triangle will be having Orientation Day at the Orange Site, located at 2300 41st Street, (room # 37) Orange, TX 77630 with Spring Classes resuming on Feb. 15 at 10 a.m. The organization, which was started in 1997, has had a tremendous success rate of helping women from all walks of life improve that their quality. We have been in the Golden Triangle since 2005 and the modern Orange site is a wonderful job skill site, offering free of charge, job skills such as computer skills, resume writing, interview techniques, job etiquette, business and banking, crafts, as well as a Bible study, with a graduation ceremony complete with certificate at completion. Each student will also be assigned a personal mentor to accompany them in their journey to wholeness. For more information, please call 409-883-9100.

Girl’s Haven Gumbo Cook-off set for Feb. 25 Girl’s Haven is excited to announce that their 18th Annual Gumbo Festival is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 25. They will hold their annual gumbo cook-off to be held in the Parkdale Mall parking lot in Beaumont. This year’s entry fee will be a $100 donation to Girl’s Haven per team to secure a 10x10 space or $150 donation to Girl’s Haven per team to secure a 10x20 space. Spaces are available to those (businesses or persons) wishing to participate as cook team. Gumbo will be judged in three categories: seafood, poultry and combination. There will also be a People’s Choice award given. The Gumbo is schedule for 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Live entertainment will be provide by Texas 80 Proof, Lamar Port Arthur, Stone Cold and other live entertainment. They will also be hosting Sonny “The Bird Man” for a live show. There will be a kid’s area with carnival like games that fun for the whole family. Gumbo tickets are sold on-site. Admission and parking is free. A large bowl or four small bowls of different gumbo is cost $7. Sponsor’s include YMBL, SETMA, Quality Mat, Valero, Lamar Advertising and Clear Channel Radio, as well as many others. For more information on cook teams or sponsorships, please call Alice Teeler or Pati Crittenden at Girl’s Haven at 409-8326223.

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The Bridge City Baseball Program will host the Chuck Young Alumni Classic along with an Alumni Homerun Derby on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012 at Cardinal Field. The Home Run Derby will begin at 10:30 a.m. and will cost $20 to enter. The game will be held a noon. Game shirts will cost $10. Any former Cardinal


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AgriLIFE offers two diabetes educational programs in one night beginning at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 16 at Baptist Orange Hospital in the fifth floor classroom. Paula Taker, county extension agent, will offer a cooking demonstration. Steve Willie of Arizona will present “Taking Control.” “I have diabetes and I understand the challenges you face,” says Willie.

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BC Knights of Columbus host Lenten dinners Bridge City Knights of Columbus Lenten fish dinners (fried catfish, fries, coleslaw,hush puppies) begins Friday, Feb. 17, from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Every Friday through Friday, March 30. Cost $8 per plate. Dine-in or take-out. Will deliver for ten or more. Please call in orders  Thursday evening or early Friday by 9 a.m. Please call 409-735-4289 or 735-5725.

Lutcher Stark Bengal Guards to meet Feb. 17 The Lutcher Stark Bengal Guards, years 1935-1944, will have their monthly meeting at 11 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 17 at The Sunset Grove Country Club on 2900 W. Sunset Drive. All The Lutcher Stark Guards are invited to attend.

American Association of University Women collecting books The Orange branch of The American Association of University Women (AAUW) is now collecting books to be sold in their annual book sale. Anyone able to donate any gently used books is asked to drop them off at Mann Insurance Agency, 1505 Park at 15th Street in Orange.  If pickup is needed, call 886-5739 or 8862194 in Orange.  All proceeds from the sale go toward the annual scholarship fund.  Each year, the AAUW awards scholarships to two young women from Orange.

OC Coin Club to host coin show The Orange County Coin club will host a coin show on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 18-19, at the VFW on Hwy. 87 in Orange. Hours for the show are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday. The community is invited to attend.

BCHS Speech and Debate team host family personal protection seminar The Bridge City High School Speech and Debate presents a Family Personal Protection Seminar instructed by Tiger Rock Martial Arts of Bridge City on Saturday, Feb. 18, in the Bridge City High School Competition Gym from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. The seminar will cost $15 per individual and $35 per family of four; minimum participation age is 6 years old. T-Shirt will be included for participants who sign up by Jan. 27. All proceeds will go to Bridge City High School For more information, please contact Elyse Thibodeaux with Tiger Rock Martial Arts at 409-920-1462 or contact Jennifer Clarke with Bridge City Speech and Debate at 409-735-1600. BULLETINS PAGE 10A




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Gremillion weds Oliver

Announcements Legend of the origin of Valentine’s Day No matter what country or lifestyle or age, the language of love comes though the same – beautifully filled with romance (and sometimes candy, flowers and cards). Known to many as Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14th’s beginning is not as easy to come by as the languages of love. It’s hard to trace the roots to this day but there are some legends and let us not forget a kindly cleric named Valentine who died more than a thousand years ago. Our modern celebrations are said to have been derived from both ancient Christian and Roman traditions. In one legend, the holiday was originated from the ancient Roman festival of Lupercalis/Lupercalia, a fertility celebration that used to be observed annually on Feb. 15, but the rise of Christianity in Europe saw many pagan holidays being renamed for and dedicated to the early Christian martyrs. Lupercalia was no exception. In 496 AD, Pope Gelasius turned Lupercalia into a Christian feast day and set its observance a day earlier, on Feb. 14. He proclaimed Feb. 14 to be the feast day in honor of St. Valentine, a Roman martyr who lived in the third century. It is this St. Valentine whom the modern Valentine’s Day honors and the cleric we spoke of earlier. Many scholars believe that St. Valentine was a priest who lived around 270 AD in Rome and attracted the disfavor of Roman emperor Claudius II. He was a bishop who held secret marriage ceremonies. These marriages were made to soldiers in opposition to Claudius II who had prohibited marriage for young men and was the one to have Saint Valentine executed. During Valentine’s time the Roman Empire it was almost at it’s end and strife was everywhere. Claudiuss II believed that quality soldiers were unmarried soldiers. He issued an proclamation forbidding marriage. The kindly bishop also saw the injustice. He saw the young lovers who were giving up hope of being united in marriage. Valentine countered the monarch’s orders in secrecy by joining many young lovers in the sacrament of matrimony. But it was only a matter of time before Claudius II came to know this “friend of lovers,” and had him arrested. Claudius visited the Bishop who stood his ground on the

Mr. and Mrs. Bryan Gremillion are proud to announce the marriage of their daughter, Laura Allison Gremillion to Trey Oliver. Trey is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Billy Oliver II. A beautiful vintage ceremony was celebrated on Dec. 10, 2011 at the historical 1859 St. Joseph Catholic Church with a reception following at the historical 1859 Ashton Villa in Galveston, Texas. Laura is a 2003 graduate of Bridge City H.S., and a 2007 graduate University of New York, Albany. Trey is a 2004 graduate of East Texas Baptist university. The couple will reside in Orangefield, Texas. marriage issue. Then both Claudius II and Valentine tried to convert one another, Claudius to the Roman gods and the Saint to his, but this angered the emperor and he gave the order of execution on Valentine. It is said that just before his execution, Valentine asked for a pen and paper from his jailor, and signed a farewell message to a friend “From Your Valentine,” a phrase that lived ever after. Valentine is believed to have been executed on Feb. 14, 270 AD. Thus the 14th of February became a day for all lovers and Valentine became its Patron Saint. It began to be annually observed by young Romans who offered handwritten greetings of affection, known as Valentines, on this day to the women they admired. With the coming of Christianity, the day came to be known as St. Valentine’s Day. Today, Valentine’s Day is one of the major holidays in the U.S. and has a booming commercial success. The Valentine’s Day card spread with Christianity and is now celebrated all

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Deaths and Memorials To Be Held:

William Eugene “Bill” Force Orange William Eugene “Bill” Force, 67, of Orange passed away Monday, Feb. 6, at his home surrounded by his family. Funeral Services will be at 10 a.m. T hur sday, Feb. 9, at First United Methodist Church in Orange with the Rev. John Warren officiating and Mr. Nick Colbert will be reading the eulogy. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens near Bridge City. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012 at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Bill was born in Beaumont on Dec. 5, 1944 to Frederick Eugene Force and Wilda Mary (Hidalgo) Hart. He was a 1964 Stark High School graduate, served in the United States Marine Corps Reserve and retired from Aquilex Hydrochem where he was a safety supervisor. He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Orange and was a part of their prayer ministry. Bill enjoyed riding his motorcycle, fishing and was a talented song writer and guitarist but more than anything he loved his family. He was preceded in death by his father, Frederick Eugene Force; granddaughter, Taylor Lindner; step brothers, Reagan Smitherman and Randy Smitherman and step mother, Hazel Force. Bill is survived by his wife, Belinda (Harrison) Force of Orange; mother, Wilda Hart of Orange; daughters, Beth Cramer and husband, Jason of Port Neches and Teddi Nezat Lampman and husband, Roger of Orange and sons, SPC Ivan Force of Fort Polk, LA and Jon Dylan Force of Orange. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Jason Bell, Jonathon Bell, Taylor Piazza, Caitlyn Lindner, Jasmine Lindner, Jay Cramer, Devin Force, Seth Force and Angel Force; brothers, Duane Force and wife, Dale of San Marcos and Brent Force and wife, Andrea of Austin; step brothers, Rick Smitherman and Ronnie Smitherman both of Orange; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and many Hidalgo and Harrison family members who will all miss Bill dearly. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to Southeast Texas Hospice, 912 W Cherry, Orange, TX 77630. The family would like to especially thank First United Methodist Church of Orange and Southeast Texas Hospice and their staff for their wonderful care and compassion during this time. Serving as pallbearers will be Chris Force, Michael Force, Rick Smitherman, Ronnie Smitherman, Willie Toups and Tim Martin. Honorary pallbearers will be Gary Savoy, Homer Pillsbury, Wayne Beverly, Jimmy Newman and Johnny Newman.

Jarvis E. “Plunk” Plunkett Orange Jarvis E. “Plunk” Plunkett, 89, of Orange went to be with the Lord, Saturday, Feb. 4, at Harbor Hospital in Beaumont. Funeral Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8, at Claybar Funeral Home Chapel in Orange with Deacon Willie Posey officiating. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens near Bridge City. Born in Bienville Parish, La.

on Nov. 17, 1922, Jarvis was the son of John Michael Plunkett and Ada (Hamm) Plunkett. In 1943, Jarvis graduated from Epps High School as Valedictorian and was awarded a basketball scholarship from LSU. He moved to Orange in 1943, worked for Levingston Shipyard and later married his sweetheart, Ruby, in 1944. Jarvis worked for DuPont for 25 years and opened Coastal Lumber in 1954 with partner, Lloyd Arnall. He was a member of Cove Baptist Church, D.E.R.A., and the Rotary Club. Jarvis was also a school board member of Cove School and a former board member of Wells Fargo Bank. He was also a member of the Chamber of Commerce and was nominated as “Business Man of the Year” and “Orange County Citizen of the Year.” Preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Ruby Lee Nolan Plunkett, Jarvis is survived by his daughters and sons-in-law, Charlotte and Harlis Underwood of Sour Lake, Pat and J.R. French of Sulphur, Louisiana; grandchildren, Debbie Bean and husband, Cory, Todd Purifoy and wife, Kim, David Underwood and wife, Lori, Ben Purifoy and wife, Erin, David French and wife, Tracy, Leslie Landry and husband, Shawn; 16 greatgrandchildren; two great greatgrandchildren; Voncille Plunkett and numerous other nieces and nephews. Serving as Honorary Pallbearers will be Todd Purifoy, Ben Purifoy, David Underwood, Cory Bean, J.R. French and Harlis Underwood. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 10900-B Stonelake Blvd., Suite 320, Austin, Texas 78759. Held:

Jimmy Lloyd Hickey Sr. Orange Jimmy Lloyd Hickey Sr., 53, of Orange passed away Thursday, Feb. 2 at The Medical Center of Southeast Texas in Port Arthur. Services to remember his life were held Tuesday, Feb. 7 in the Dorman Funeral Home Chapel. Cremation followed the services. Born on Oct. 27, 1958 in Pasadena, Texas to his parents, Robert Horace Hickey and Nancy Elizabeth (Wiley) Hickey, he was a life-long resident of Orange, and he worked as a mechanic and an auto body repairman. Jimmy enjoyed working on cars, spending time with his children and his family and he enjoyed helping others. Jimmy is preceded in death by his father; his son, Donald Hickey; the mother of his children, Bertha Stuckey and his grandson, Riley Hickey. Those who will most cherish his memory are his daughters, Loucindy Hickey and Jennifer Hickey-Bellon and husband, Michael all of Orange; his sons, Robert Hickey of Simpson, La, Jim Hickey, Jr. and wife, Tina, Jonathan Hickey and Dustin Hickey all of Orange; his wife, Janice M. Hickey of Orange; his stepdaughter, Kylene Gorney of Union City, Tenn.; his step son, Joseph Gorney of Orange; his sisters, Shirley Davis and Elizabeth “Lizzy” Inman both of Orange; his brothers,

Jessie Wayne Dunmon and Edward Dunmon both of Orange; nine grandchildren; seven step grandchildren and numerous extended family. Condolences may be extended to the family at .

Darlene G. Odom Vidor Darlene G. Odom, 62, of Vidor died Friday, Feb. 3 at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Feb. 7 at Pecan Acres Baptist Church in Vidor, with burial to follow at Autumn Oaks Cemetery in Orange. Born on March 3, 1949 and a native of Beaumont, she was a longtime resident of Vidor. Darlene was a homemaker, devoted wife, loving mother and grandmother. She was a member of Maple Crest Baptist Church in Vidor. Darlene is preceded in death by her parents, Virgil and Pearl Finley, and her brother, Paul Finley. She is survived by her husband, Paul Odom; sons, Johnny and Hershel Odom both of Vidor, Texas; daughters, Darla Odom of Vidor, Diane DeRahus of Orangefield; brothers, Cecil Clark of Vidor, Hershel Finley of Beaumont, Charles Finley of Kankakee, Ill.; sisters, Lynn Brown of Orlando, Fla., Dorothy Gunn of Lewisville, Texas, Diann Fechner of Beaumont, Sara Meroney of Austin, Sheila Madaffri of Beaumont, and nine grandchildren.

Rose Marilyn Jaques Orange Rose Marilyn Jaques, 58, of Orange passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 1 surrounded by her loving family. A visitation was held on Sunday, Feb. 5 at Dorman Funeral Home, with a Wake Vigil Service to be held after at the funeral home. A Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday, Feb. 6 at St. Francis Assisi Catholic Church in Orange, with Rev. Thomas E. Phelan officiating. Burial followed at Autumn Oaks Memorial Park. She was a native and lifelong resident of Orange; born on Oct. 12, 1953 to parents Georgia Wyble and Enand Young. She was a member of St. Francis Assisi Catholic Church and had worked at Affordable Auto Repair for many years as a secretary. She was an avid reader, LSU fan and enjoyed listening to music. She loved to go camping at the lake house, fishing and spending time with her family and friends. Rose was a loving wife, mother, sister, aunt and friend who enjoyed spending time with her family. She was preceded in death by her mother, Georgia Deranger and father, Enand Young. Left to cherish her memory are her husband, Gaylon Ray Jaques of Orange; son, James Eric Jaques of Orange; sister, Carolyn McDonald of Orange; brother, Enand Young Jr. and wife, Cheryl of Orange; stepfather and stepmother, Al and Genie Deranger. She is also survived by a large extended family and numerous nieces and nephews. Those wishing to sign the guest book may do so at www.

day, Feb. 3, at his residence. Funeral Services were held Monday, Feb. 6, at Claybar Funeral Home Chapel in Bridge City with Sister Ruth Burch officiating. Burial followed at Duncan Wood Cemetery near Vidor. Born in Vidor on Sept. 21, 1943, Charlie was the son of Vernon and Juanita “Dolly” (Granger) Johnnie. After working for 30 years, Charlie retired from Inland Orange. He was also a member of Harvest Chapel. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister, Dale Johnnie; and sons, Shane Johnnie and Charlie Johnnie Jr. Charlie is survived by his wife, Pam Johnnie of Orangefield; son, Chris Johnnie of Orangefield; brothers, Vernon Junior Johnnie of Orangefield, Caldron Johnnie of Orangefield, Robert “Bub” Johnnie of Bridge City; and sisters, Nita Breaux and Sylvia Berard both of Bridge City. Don Berndt, Chip Heering, Chad Havard, Jeff Johnnie, Ty Johnnie and Gary Berard served as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearer was Peyton Havard.

Saturday, Feb. 4, Claybar Funeral Home Chapel in Orange. Cremation under the direction of Claybar Haven of Rest Crematory.

Jessie “Buddy” Lee Williams Orange Jessie “Buddy” Lee Williams, 79, of Orange passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 31, at The Meadows. A funeral service was held on Friday Feb. 3, at Dorman Funeral Home. He was born on Oct. 22, 1932 to the late Arbell (Vanpelt) and Charles Lee Williams. While he was a native of Newton, Texas, he had lived many years in the Devil’s Pocket Community but spent the last ten years in Orange. He retired as an industrial painter and sandblaster. He had served his country in the Army during the Korean Conflict. Buddy was an avid baseball fan and enjoyed working in his garden. He was preceded in death by his parents; Mr. and Mrs. Williams; wife, Mary Dan Williams; sister, Pauline Hooks; brother,

JB Jones Jr., 98, of Orange died Wednesday, Feb. 1. Funeral services were held Saturday, Feb. 4 at Winfree Baptist Church. Officiating was Rev. Brad Morgan of St. Paul United Methodist Church in Bridge City and Rev. Keith Royal of Winfree Baptist Church. Burial followed at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens near Bridge City. Born in Urbana, Texas on July 16, 1913, JB was the son of Nellie (Sherman) and James Burton Jones Sr. He was a past member and president of the Bridge City School Board, and he was a past director of the Soil Conservation District. He was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church for 60 years, where he served as Sunday School Director. In his retirement, JB worked as a cattle rancher. He was preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn Inez Jones, and five brothers and sisters. JB is survived by his son, Dr. James B. Jones; daughter, Cynthia Hooks and husband Dan, all of Bridge City; grandchildren, Dr. David Jones and wife Danika, Dee Dee Viator, both of Bridge City, Shae Lynn Franklin and husband Shawn of Farwell, Texas; 7 great-grandchildren; 1 great great-grandchild; and very dear friend and caregiver, Julie McDaniel. Serving as Pallbearers will be Bill Nickum, Dan Shockley, Larry Hunter, Larry Adkins, Morris Lisbony, Henry Chambers, and Billy Pruitt. Honorary Pallbearers will be Paul Riley and Frank Welch.

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BC Band Boosters to meet Feb. 21 Bridge City Band Boosters will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, February 21 at 6:30 p.m. in the high school band hall. For more information, follow the group on Facebook or

Deadline for BCISD Board of Trustees Application approaches The deadline to file applications for be placed on Bridge City I.S.D School Board of Trustees. Regular (special) election ballot may be filed until March 5, from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Drop off or mail applications to Bridge City I.S.D., Superintendents Office, 1031 W. Roundbunch, Bridge City, Tx 77611.

Former DuPont instrument employees reunion The annual reunion of former DuPont in-

strument employees will be held Tuesday, March 6 at JB’s Barbecue at 5750 Old Highway 90 in Orange. The group will meet in the parking lot at 12 p.m. to visit and will move inside at 1 p.m. In the event of bad weather, plan to arrive at 12:45 p.m. Attendees will pay for their own lunch selection through the serving line. If you are a retired or former DuPont or INVISTA instrument employee, you are invited to attend this reunion.Visitors are welcome. For more information, contact Dan Ryder at 409-504-5046 or

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


LCM FFA to host Spring Easter Fundraiser The Little Cypress-Mauriceville FFA is kicking off their Spring Easter Fundraiser. Meat items and the dessert orders must are being taken and should be turned in by Friday, March 9, (Friday before Spring Break) and will be in before Easter Weekend. The forms and information are attached. To place an order, contact Brandy Whisenant, 409-886-5821 extension 1040

BCCC now accepting Business, Citizen of Year applications Bridge City Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for Business of the Year and Citizen of the Year. Please submit all nominations in writing to Bridge City Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, 150 W. Roundbunch Rd, Bridge City, Tx. 77611. Deadline to submit nominations will be Feb. 8, 2012.

Art in the Park scheduled for March 24 The 10th Annual Art in the Park is being planned by the Orange Convention and Visitors Bureau. March 24 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Artists, crafters, bands along with other activities will create this year’s one-day event. There will be pony rides, a petting zoo and if weather cooperates a couple of bounce houses will be available for entertainment for children.

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Blues and jazz bands will play throughout the day and evening. Plans will also include a Barbershop Quartet and a Bagpipe Band strolling thru Stark Park as additional entertainment. Of course, food vendors will be on site all day. For registration forms and details, please call 409883-1011, 409-883-1010 or 800-528-4906 or stop by the office at 803 Green Avenue, Orange, Texas.

American Legion to host pool tournament The American Legion Lloyd Grubbs Post 49, located at 108 Green Ave. in Orange, will be hosting a pool tournament every Friday from 7 p.m. to midnight. There is a ten player maximum. The community is encouraged to join in the fun and free food to help support the Veterans. For more information, call 409-330-4847.

BCISD to administer Credit by Examination Bridge City ISD, in accordance with Chapter 74.24 TAC, will administer the Texas Tech University Credit by Examination Tests. Testing dates will be June 5, 6 and 7, 2012. Students in grades first through fifth will be allowed to take each of the five tests (Math, Science, Language Arts, Reading, and Social Studies) at the elementary level without prior instruction. The student must score at least 90 on each of the five four tests to be considered eligible for grade level acceleration. Students in grades sixth through 12 will be permitted to take an examination to earn credit for an academic course for which they have had no prior instruction. Students must score at least 90 on the test to receive course credit. Additional information and registration forms can be obtained by contacting Gina Mannino at: gina.

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paragraph. Not even on Snopes. This trial caused several knee jerks among various states. Alabama, Massachusetts, and Obama’s own state, Illinois are blocking his name on the ballot until they get some kind of verification of his citizenship. I’ve no idea what comes next, but it’ll be interesting to see how it all unfolds. You tell me, what would happen if a state refused to put a sitting president on its ballot? Kent_Conwell

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GOACC welcomes Swamp Pop Enterprises, LLC

“Back & Stronger than Ever” The Greater Orange Area Chamber of Commerce welcomed Swamp Pop Enterprises LLC to the chamber membership. Swamp Pop is owned by Mr. Don Crawford. They specialize in audio stereo systems. They are located at 2003 A MacArthur Drive in Orange. For more information call 409-886-2277.

Restoring finances using common sense U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison Special To The Record Today, we face the most predictable – and preventable – crisis in American history. Consider the large, flashing warning signs: the U.S. has accumulated more than $5 trillion in new debt in less than four years; total debt recently surpassed our country’s Gross Domestic Product (more than $15 trillion); and, the Congressional Budget Office forecasts that 2012 will be the fourth consecutive year of $1+ trillion federal budget deficits. There is no end in sight, unless we change direction. After a tumultuous 2011, Congress and the White House still face the same challenge – to find a responsible, bipartisan way to bring down deficits by reducing spending. One bill I have cosponsored – The One Percent Spending Reduction Act, also known as the “Penny Plan” – illustrates how a modest, common sense approach could be used to put our financial house in order. The Penny Plan would reduce total federal spending by one percent per year for six years. In the seventh year and thereafter, overall spending would be capped at 18 percent of our Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Of course, every program wouldn’t be cut. But Congress would need to set budget priorities and cap annual spending by one percent overall. Why stabilize spending at 18 percent of GDP? First, this is the average percentage of tax revenue as a portion of GDP since World War II. In contrast, federal spending has skyrocketed in recent years to a stratospheric 24 percent of GDP. Second, the Congressional Budget Office projects that tax revenues will return to about 18 percent of GDP as our economy regains strength in coming years. If spending is capped permanently at 18 percent of GDP, balanced budgets will follow.

Under the Penny Plan, if Congress and the White House fail to agree on the required one percent annual reduction in total spending, automatic, across-the-board spending cuts would be triggered for all programs. This would put constructive pressure on the President and Members of Congress to do the jobs they were elected to do, and put our nation’s financial house back in order. The Penny Plan is not based on a particular political ideology but rather on the kind of everyday common sense that is familiar in every American home. When a family budget must be tightened, the adults in the household can figure out how to reduce spending by one percent per year. A little of that kind of reasonableness and discipline is what is needed to restore financial responsibility in Washington. Continuing on our current path of record deficits is reckless and unacceptable. It assures that our weak economy will remain weak, and that unemployment will stay at historically high levels. The fiscal status quo also keeps Social Security and Medicare on course for bankruptcy in the years ahead, threatening the financial security and health care of tens of millions of current and future retirees. The Penny Plan – reasonable, non-ideological, and fair – is a way for Congress and the President to come together to ensure that the federal government stops spending money it doesn’t have, which is the most critical investment we can make in our future. Combine that practical approach to financial responsibility with pro-growth tax reforms and sensible regulatory restraint, and we’ll get our economy moving again. Millions of unemployed Americans will again be able to find work to support their families and their communities. And America will get back on the right track. Hutchison is the senior U.S. Senator from Texas.

Scouts to memorialize “The Four Chaplains” Staff Report

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Four chaplains - a Roman Catholic, a Jewish rabbi and two Protestant ministers, were aboard the troopship SS Dorchester when it was hit by German Torpedoes on Feb. 3 1944. While the ship was sinking, the four chaplains went to the top deck and handed out life jackets (from lockers on the top deck) to the soldiers jumping over board. When they ran out of jackets, each of the four chaplains took their own off and gave them to the next four soldiers coming to jump into the ice-cold waters. The ship sank quickly and the four chaplains went down with the ship. They embraced in a circle, praying to God, each in their own faith. The lives lost in this tragic sinking were the third largest loss of life in a single incident in World War II. Boy Scout Troop 23 will be presenting a memorial service in memory of “The Four Chaplains” at 6:15 p.m. today, Feb. 8 at the North Orange Baptist Church. “The American Legion has presented this memorial service in their honor and memory

since 1944 and will continue to do so. However, our veterans organizations are becoming smaller and smaller each year with the passing on of so many of our veterans,” said Legion Chaplain Marv Howland. “Events like this are not taught in the schools, although they should be. It is heartwarming and reassuring, that Troop 23 of Orange, is taking the initiative to keep this legend alive, and our hope is that it will continue to grow throughout the nations scouting programs.” “God gave us life, our military men and women gave us freedom!” Howland urges everyone to attend if possible and to bring their family and friends. “This is the Scouts first attempt at this spiritually enlightening memorial service, and we should all encourage them as much as possible,” he said. “ The legend of the four chaplains is about heroic chaplains that literally gave their lives that others might live and is one of the stories of World War II that should live on from generation to generation.” Howland asks attendees to please arrive by 6 p.m. For more information, Howland can be reached at 409-745-3427.


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Yet another band of thunderstorms had finally sloshed its way across the lake and judging by the ominous clouds rising up out of the marsh on the south end of the lake there was more to come. I pulled the hood back on my Frogg Toggs for the first time in over an hour and immediately had to fend off a cloud of relentless mosquitoes. Adding to the minor discomfort was the fact that I had yet to fool the first fish. As I continued to switch lures and drift different depths of water with the same poor results, all I could think about was the number one question filling my email box every night.“When are the trout going to leave the river and get back in the lake like they normally do this time of year?” I, for one, have been in no hurry to see them leave the river and move into the lake like they normally do. My monthly gas bill was significantly lower, the fish were easier to target, and we were catching trout every bit as large as any that we ever catch in the lake this time of the year.“ I hope y’all are happy now,” I muttered to myself as I picked up the troll motor COLBURN PAGE 2B

Bridge City distance runners Bree Fontenot and Meagan Shokley sign letters of intent during ceremonies at Bridge City High School.. The two athletes are seen surround by family. STAFF REPORT FOR THE RECORD

Two Bridge City Lady Cardinal cross country athletes penned letters of intent to go the distance in college level competition. BCHS seniors Meagan Shockley and Bree Fontenot committed to colleges during signing ceremonies at Bridge City High School on Monday. Shockley will become a distance runner for the Universi-

ty of Houston. Fontenot is headed for the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Both athletes are also competitors on the BCHS track and field teams. Shockley is a four year varsity letterman in cross-country for Bridge City. A fourtime regional qualifier and contender for state in 2010, she holds the school record in the 800-meter run. Shockley was also district champion in the 1600 meter and 3200 me-

ter runs. In 2010 she was given the Bridge City Athletic Department ‘Cardinal Heart Award.” Fontenot placed 5th in state for the Cardinal cross country team where she holds the fastest time in the two-mile run. A four year varsity letterman in track and 2-year varsity letterman in cross country, Fontenot has been named a Super Gold MVP. She has also garnered district championships in the 400-meter run.

Chuck Young Alumni Classic scheduled for Feb. 11

The Bridge City Baseball Program will host the Chuck Young Alumni Classic along with an Alumni Homerun Derby on Saturday, Feb. 11 at Cardinal Field. The Home Run Derby will begin at 10:30 a.m. and will cost $20 to enter. The game will be held a noon. Game shirts will cost $10. Any former Cardinal baseball players interested in participating in either event please contact Chris Moore at All former Bridge City Baseball coaches are welcome to come out and see their former players. For more information visit the BC baseball website at

Sunday’s pro football extravaganza may not have featured the two most talented teams the National Football League had to offer for the 2011 season, but it did produce on of the best Super Bowls for the millions of fans who tuned it to the annual production. And for the fourth time in as many years, the end result was the same. The New York Giants rallied in the final period to overtake the favored New England Patriots, this time by the score of 21-17. It seems like several of the names on the backs of the uniforms change somewhat, but the final result seems to be the same. Either the Patriots cannot protect a fourth quarter lead against the Giants, or the New Yorkers simply have New England’s number. In last week’s edition of ESPN The Magazine, in the lead paragraph about the preview of Super Bowl XLVI, author Seth Wickersham writes “the inarguable fact is that the Giants and Patriots are not great teams.” The article points out that the Giants and Patriots are seriously flawed. “Both seem at once capable of defeating the best teams and losing to the mediocre ones. Opponents outscored the 9-7 Giants 400-394 during the regular season-- the same Giants who beat the 13-3 Patriots, who didn’t defeat a team that finished above .500 until the AFC championship game.” The article goes on to say that together the teams feature the two most porous defenses ever to play in the Super Bowl. “But on Feb. 5, one of them will hoist the LomKAZ PAGE 3B


• The Record • Week of Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Orange County athletes commit to next level

LCM’s Preston Armstrong signs with West Texas A&M Preston Armstrong recently signed to play football with West Texas A&M. He has played tight end on offense and the defensive positions of linebacker and defensive end. Pictured are Armstrong with his family and friends along with LCM athletic director Coach Randy Crouch.

Colburn: Jerkbaits to make another move. Cow Bayou, Adams Bayou and both the Sabine and Neches are getting fresher by the day and the water clarity is only marginally clearer than chocolate milk. The saving grace is the fact that, surprisingly enough, the water clarity is not all that bad in the lake.The big question is, “Do the fish realize that and do they even care enough to make that move?” By the end of the week it was obvious that things may well be back to what most local anglers deem to be “normal”.The trout and redfish were frequenting the flats on both sides of the ICW in very decent numbers. The water was a little dirtier on the flats on the north side, but there was a lot of bait there and availability of food is the most critical factor in locating fish. Ironically enough, while cold weather usually

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makes it tougher to piece together a consistent catching pattern, the unseasonably warmer water of late has expanded the playing field and mobilized both the bait and the predator fish. The bite has improved every day, but you never know if they are going to be in a foot of water or six feet of water. When that happens, you can just leave the tackle box open as virtually any proven bait may be the right one depending on the tide, the presence of bait and the wind direction. Because the prevailing wind was out of the eastsoutheast most of last week, we spent much of our time pinned down on the Louisiana shoreline. When the trout decided to stay in depths of 5 to 6 feet we had to get creative in order to effectively fish any lure through the white caps that build up that far off the shoreline.

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WOS’s Cassandra May signs with LSC-PA Surrounded by her coaches and mother, West Orange-Stark senior Cassandra May signs her scholarship to play softball at Lamar State College in Port Arthur. From left to right, Athletic Director Cornel Thompson, Assistant Softball CoachBrittany Washburn, Head Softball Coach Randy Ragsdale and Assistant Softball Coach Michael Shugart, along with Cassandra and her mother, Carolyn May.

The single biggest mistake proved to be thinking any one lure or specific presentation would work day after day. One day it would be Corkies and Maniac Mullets and the next day it would be a tail like the Die Dapper or TTF Trout Killer. Color didn’t seem to be nearly as critical as the size of the lure. There hasn’t been a day when a tail fished on a 1/16th ounce head hasn’t produced at least a few trout, but our largest trout consistently ate the Mullet, a Corky, or a She Dog. The tails were much easier to fish in the rougher water, but it was a mistake not to at least offer one of the mullet imitations. We were so locked into what we were doing one morning that had it not been for a phone call from a friend on the water, we would have totally missed out on a fantastic bite. We were just slaying trout up to four pounds along with an occasional slot red and couldn’t have been happier when my phone rang. “Are you catching trout or reds,” he asked.“If

you are not catching big trout you better get over here before this bite ends!”I am not much on running off and leaving fish, but we at least knew where these fish were and could return. He was releasing a 26-inch trout when we idled within shouting distance.“You need to give your Maniac Mullet a rest and tie on a jerkbait,” he instructed.“Don’t ever let it come back up to the surface…just fish it in quick jerks.”I tossed my clients a couple of clown colored jerkbaits and lowered the troll motor. I continued to throw both a fat Boy and Maniac Mullet just to see if it really made any difference. As predicted, the bite proved to be almost over, but not before my clients boated four trout over 25-inches while I caught nothing. The same afternoon they caught four more big fish while I did almost as well with the She Dog. Once off the water I called Daley’s and discovered that the jerkbait that worked so well COLBURN PAGE 4B

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Hayden Reed signs to play with Alabama as dad Neville and mom Ellen look on. Standing, Coach Randy Crouch and brother Ethan.

LCM’s Hayden Reed signs with University of Alabama year as a Double State Champion in both shot put and discus, was the 2011 Texas Relays Discus Champion, and was the Meet Record Holder for the Silsbee Tiger Relays, LCM Bear Relays, and the Texas A&M Indoor Invitational. His 2011 personal bests were Shot Put – 63 feet 5 inches and Discus – 186 feet 3 inches. Hayden scored a total of 234 points for the LCM Team during the 2011 season. According to Coach Jamie DeShazo, “Hayden improved over 40 foot in discus and over 15 feet in shot put from his freshman year through his junior season. I can’t wait for this year!”

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Little Cypress-Mauriceville senior, Hayden Reed, has signed on with the University of Alabama’s track and field team. Reed has amassed an impressive record during his first three years in high school, and is on the verge of turning in another stellar year for himself and LCM. A few of his accomplishments include being a four year varsity starter, Regional Qualifier his freshman year and was a State Qualifier with a 4th place finish in shot put and a seventh place discus finish his Sophomore year. Reed wrapped up the 2010-2011

American Legion to host pool tournament The American Legion Lloyd Grubbs Post 49, located at 108 Green Ave. in Orange, will be hosting a pool tournament every Friday from 7 p.m. to midnight. There is a ten player maximum. The community is encouraged to join in the fun and free food to help support the Veterans. For more information, call 409-330-4847.

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bounds to keep the clock running after bardi Trophy.” Most of the pre-game prognostica- New England used up their final time tors were correct in picking the Gi- out. But it appeared to this Korner that ants to win as NBC’s panel went 3-2 for New York, the NFL Network going 6-4 Patriots’ head coach Bill Belichick had a plan of his own to for the Giants while conserve as much ESPN’s crew split Brady’s wife model time as possible— 6-6 with Mike Ditka Gisele Bundchen let New York score coming closest to the final score with 24-17 defended here husband’s the touchdown. Ahmed Bradshaw Giants. Super Bowl XLVI performance by claiming got the call on a dive play up the middle also was the ONLY that he can’t throw the and to his surprise victory led by a Manning in Indianapolis passes and catch them, too. the middle of the field opened up like this season, because Peyton missed the entire season with a someone had parted the Red Sea. He neck injury. And while on the subject got to the goal line, stopped, did a 360 of Big Brother Peyton, Sunday’s vic- degree turn and dropped into the end tory put Eli ahead in Super Bowl MVP zone with a confused look on his face, as if he did something wrong. Awards, 2-1. Although Bradshaw scored what “Eli should have been the Most Valuable Player just for the last drive,” Gi- proved to be the winning touchdown, ants Head Coach Tom Coughlin told he didn’t do much celebrating because the Houston Chronicle after the game. the last thing he was told was to keep “He put this team on his shoulders as the clock moving. So with the Giants back in front 21-17, Coughlin went for a he has all season.” What the 65-year-old Coughlin was two-point conversion that failed. Brady still had 57 seconds left to pull referring to was the final 3:46 of the game when New York was trailing the out a New England victory, but it just three-point favored Patriots 17-15 at wasn’t meant to be as the Giants defense did their job as it had all game long and their own 12-yard line. Actually all Manning was trying to preserved the win for New York when do was to drive the ball into position for Brady’s desperation Hail Mary pass as Lawrence Tynes to kick a field goal that time ran out bounced off a few pair of would put the Giants back on top 18-17 hands and fell harmlessly to the Lucas and to use up as much time as possible. Oil Stadium turf. The victory made the Giants the first The key play in the final drive—which was Manning’s seventh game-winning 9-7 team in NFL history to win a Sudrive this season— was the first play per Bowl. New York also was the first when Eli threw deep down the left side champion to be outscored in a season, for wide receiver Mario Manningham, the first to surrender 400 points and who made a great catch, despite being the first to survive a four-game losing covered well by cornerback Sterling streak. Brady’s wife model Gisele Bundchen Moore and safety Patrick Chung, and somehow managed to get both feet defended her husband’s performance by down before going out of bounds for a claiming that he can’t throw the passes and catch them, too. Meaning that too 38-yard reception. Manning connected with Manning- many of his passes were on target, but ham again for 16 yards and Hakeem dropped by the Patriots’ receivers. So don’t be surprised if the New EngNicks on a 12-yard pass putting the Giants in field goal position. Manning land receivers are a little hot under the completed all five passes he attempted collar for her remarks and that Brady in the final drive, which was good for will have to make amends for the incident. 74 yards. KWICKIES… NFL commissioner However, there still was plenty of time left for Pats’ quarterback Tom Roger Goodell says he was disappointBrady to get his kicker in position for ed about the quality of last week’s Pro the winning field goal, so the Giants Bowl and plans to make some changes wanted to make certain they stayed in so the paying public and the television

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Tuesday, Feb. 7 – Kelly (Away) – 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10 – West Brook (Home) – 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 14 – Jasper (Away) – 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18 – Bridge City (Home) – 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18 – Alumni Game (Home) – 4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 20 – West Orange-Stark (Home) – 7 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Feb. 23-25 –LCM Tournament: Feb. 23 –West Orange-Stark (LCM) – 3:30 p.m., Feb. 24 Bridge City (LCM) – 3:30 p.m., Ozen (LCM) – 6 p.m.; Feb. 25 Kelly (LCM) – 1 p.m., Medal Game (LCM) – TBA Tuesday, Feb – 28 Kelly (Home) – 5 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, March 1-3 Brenham Tournment: March1 – Lufkin (Brenham) – 2:30 p.m. March 1 – Brenham (Brenham) – 7:30 p.m. March 2 – Santa Fe (Brenham) – 9:30 a.m., Lamar (Brenham) – 2:30 p.m. Saturday, March – 3 Medal Game (Brenham) – TBA Monday, March 5 – Orangefield (Home) – 6 p.m. Thursday-Friday, March 8-9 – New Caney Tournament: March 8–Caney Creek (Porter) – 3 p.m., Porter (Porter) – 6 p.m.; March 9 West Brook (Porter) – 11:30 a.m., Crosby (Porter) – 3 p.m. Tuesday, March 13 – Lumberton (Away) – 7 p.m. Friday, March 16 – Beaumont Ozen (Home) – 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 20 – Beaumont Central (Away) – 7 p.m. Friday, March 23 – Vidor (Away) – 7 p.m. Friday, March 30 – Port Neches-Groves (Home) – 7 p.m. Saturday, March 31 – Livingston (Away) – TBA Tuesday, April 3 – Nederland (Home) – 7 p.m. Thursday, April 5 – Lumberton (Home) – 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 10 – Beaumont Ozen (Away) – 7 p.m. Friday, April 13 – Beaumont Central (Home) – 7 p.m. Saturday, April 14 – Vidor (Home) – 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 17 – Port Neches-Groves (Away) – 7 p.m. Friday, April 20 – Livingston (Home) – 7 p.m. Friday, April 27 – Nederland (Away) – 7 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 10–Barbers Hill (Away)–5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11–Alumni Game (Home)–TBA Tuesday, Feb. 14–Port Neches-Groves (Away)–4:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Feb. 23-25–LCM Tournament Feb. 23 Kelly (LCM) – 1 p.m., Ozen (LCM) – 6 p.m.; Feb. 24 WOS (LCM) – 1 p.m., LCM (LCM) at 3:30 p.m.; Feb. 25 Medal Game (Away) TBA Thursday, March 1-3–Orangefield Tournament– March 1–Lumberton (OF) – 4 p.m., March 2 Kelly (OF) – 1:30 p.m., March 3 PA Memorial (OF) – 11 a.m., March 3 Buna (OF) – 1:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, March 8-10–La Grange Tournament(Away)–TBA Tuesday, March 13 – Huntington (Home) – 6 p.m. Saturday, March 17 – Kirbyville (Home) – 6 p.m. Friday, March 23 – Hardin-Jefferson (Home) – 7 p.m. Friday, March 30 – Silsbee (Home) – 7 p.m. Saturday, March 31 –West Orange-Stark (Home) – 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 3 – Hamshire-Fannett (Home) – 7 p.m. Thursday, April 5 – Orangefield (Away) – 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 9 – Hardin-Jefferson (Away) – 7 p.m. Friday, April 13 – Silsbee (Away) – 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 17 – West Orange-Stark (Home) – 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 24 – Hamshire-Fannett (Away) – 7 p.m. Friday, April 27 – Orangefield (Away–Senior Night) – 7 p.m.

Colburn: Jerkbait was a 4 1/8^th inch Strike Pro Arc Minnow and the color is officially called Ate-O-Ate. The color looks a lot like the popular clown pattern. Capt. Chuck and I fished several different jerkbaits using this same technique for years on Big Lake, but I apparently haven’t been doing it enough on Sabine. The Arc Minnow is also equipped with a pair of quality treble hooks that don’t open up under the weight of

Orangefield Bobcats Friday, Feb. 10–Vidor (Away)–4:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 13–Nederaland (Away)–5:00 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17–Buna (Home)–5:00 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21–Ozen (Beaumont)–6:00 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Feb. 23-25–Lumberton Tournament (Away)–TBA Tuesday, Feb. 28–Vidor (Home)–7:00 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, March 1-3–Orangefield Tournament (Home)–TBA Monday, March 5–LCM (Away)–6:00 p.m.

Thursday-Saturday, March 8-10–Jasper Tournament (Jasper)–TBA Saturday, March 17–Kelly (Beaumont)–4:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 20–Open Friday, March 23–Silsbee (Away)–7:00 p.m. Friday, March 30–W.O.S. (Home)–7:00 p.m. Saturday, March 31–Hamshire-Fannett (Hamshire)–7:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 3–Hardin-Jefferson (Sour Lake)-7:00 p.m. Thursday, April 5–Bridge City (Home)–7:00 p.m. Monday, April 9–Silsbee (Home)–7:00 p.m. Friday, April 13–W.O.S (Away)–7:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 17–Hamshire-Fannett (Home)–7:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 24–Hardin-Jefferson (Home)–7:00 p.m. Friday, April 27–Bridge City (Away)–7:00 p.m.

West Orange-Stark Mustangs Saturday, Feb. 11 – PA Memorial (Away) – 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 14 – Vidor (Home) – 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17 – Jasper (Home) – 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18 – Alumni Game – 12 p.m. Monday, Feb. 20 – Little Cypress-Mauriceville (Away) – 7 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Feb. 23-25 – LC-M/Vidor (Away) – TBA Thursday, Feb. 28 – Kirbyville (Home) – 7 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, March 1-3 – WO-S/OF Tournament (Home) – TBA Tuesday, March 6 – Vidor (Away) – 7 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, March 8-10 – Kirbyville Tournament (Away) – TBA Wednesday, March 14 – East Chambers (Away) – 6 p.m. Friday, March 16 – Deweyville (Home) – 6 p.m. Friday, March 23 – Hamshire-Fannett (Home) – 7 p.m. Friday, March 30 – Orangefield (Away) – 7 p.m. Saturday, March 31 – Bridge City (Home) – 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 3 – Silsbee (Away) – 7 p.m. Thursday, April 5 – Hardin-Jefferson (Home) – 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 9 – Hamshire-Fannett (Away) – 7 p.m. Friday, April 13 – Orangefield (Home) – 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 17 – Bridge City (Away) – 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 24 – Silsbee (Home) – 7 p.m. Friday, April 27 – Hardin-Jefferson (Away) – 7 p.m.

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a big fish and the trout are yet to put the first dent in the paint job. No, I don’t get them for free and “yes”…I now own four more in the same color! While you’ll have to endure the non-stop attack of blood thirsty mosquitoes to hang in there, the last hour of daylight has been unbelievably good for both numbers and size. The fish seem to move shallower late and they will

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Hometown Softball 2012 LCM Lady Bears Friday, Feb. 10–Westbrook (Home)–4:30/6:00 p.m. Saturday, Feb.–11 LCM Multi scrimmage (Home) Tuesday, Feb. 14–Kirbyville (Away)–4:30/6:00 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Feb. 16- 18–Southeast Texas Kick-off Classic (Beaumont)–TBA Tuesday, Feb. 21–Hampshire Fannett (Home)– 5:00/7:00 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Feb. 23-25–Jasper Tournament Varsity (Away)–TBA Thursday-Saturday, Feb. 23-25–Orangefield JV Tournament Tuesday, Feb. 28–Lumberton (Away)–5:00/7:00 p.m. Thursday, March 1–College Station ISD Varsity Tournament LCM vs Leander –6:00 p.m.; LCM vs Victoria East – 8:00 p.m. Friday, March 2–College Station ISD Varsity Tournament LCM vs LaGrange–11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 3–College Station ISD Varsity Tournament Bracket play begins TBA Monday, March 5–Ozen (Home)–5:00/7:00 p.m. Friday, March 9–Central Varsity (Away)–5:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 13–Vidor (Away)–5:00/7:00 p.m. Thursday, March 16–PNG (Home)–5:00/7:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 20–Livingston (Away)–5:00/7:00 p.m. Friday, March 23–Nederland (Home)–5:00/7:00 p.m. Friday, March 30–Lumberton (Home)-5:00/7:00 p.m. Saturday, March 31–Ozen (Away)–5:00/7:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 3–Central Varsity (Home)–5:00 p.m. Thursday, April 5–Vidor (Home)–5:00/7:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 10–PNG (Away)–5:00/7:00 p.m. Friday, April 13–Livingston (Home - Senior Night)–5:00/7:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 17–Nederland (Away)–5:00/7:00 p.m.

WOS Lady Mustangs Friday, Feb. 10 – Kountze Scrimmage (Away) – 5:00/6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 14 – Jasper (Home) – 5:00/6:00 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Feb . 16-18 – LCM Varsity/JV Tournament (Beaumont) – TBA Tuesday, Feb. 21 – Kirbyville (Home) – 5:00/6:00 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Feb. 23-25 – Jasper Tournament Varsity (Home) – TBA Tuesday, Feb. 28 – East Chambers (Home) – 5:00/6:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, March 1-3 – WOS Varsity Tournament (Home) – TBA Tuesday, March 6 – PA Memorial (Home) – 5:00/6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 9 – Newton (Away) – 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 13 – Silsbee (Home) – 5:00/6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 20 – Hardin Jefferson (Away) – 5:00/6:30 p.m. Friday, March 23 – Hamshire-Fannett (Home) – 5:00/6:30 p.m. Friday, March 30 – Orangefield (Away) – 5:00/6:30 p.m.

Saturday, March 31 – Bridge City (Home) – 5:00/6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 3 – Silsbee (Home) – 5:00/6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 5 – Hardin Jefferson (Home) – 5:00/6:30 p.m. Monday, April 9 – Hamshire-Fannett (Away) – 5:00/6:30 p.m. Friday, April 13 – Orangefield (Senior Night - Home) – 5:00/6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 17 – Bridge City (Away) – 5:00/6:30 p.m.

Bridge City Lady Cardinal Saturday, Feb. 11 – Jasper-Lumberton scrimmage (Home) – All day Tuesday, Feb. 14 – Nederland at home – 5:00/7:00 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Feb . 16-18 – LCM Varsity/JV Tournament (Beaumont) – TBA Friday, Feb. 17 – West Brook (Beaumont) – 5:00/7:00 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21 – East Chambers (Home) – 4:30/6:00 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Feb. 23-25 – Jasper Tournament (JV & V) (Away) – TBA Friday, Feb. 24 – Kountze (Home) – 5:00/7:00 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28 – Kirbyville (Away) – 5:00/7:00 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, March 1-3 – Kountze Varsity Tournament (Away) – TBA Friday, March 2 – Kelly (Home) – 5:00/7:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 6 – Woodville (Home) – 5:00/7:00 p.m. Friday, March 16 – Hameshire-Fannett (Away) – 5:00/6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 20 – Orangefield (Home) – 5:00/6:30 p.m. Friday, March 23 – Hardin Jefferson (Home) – 5:00/6:30 p.m. Friday, March 30 – Silsbee (Home) – 5:00/6:30 p.m. Saturday, March 31 – West Orange-Stark (Away) – TBA Tuesday, April 3 – Hamshire-Fannett (Home) – 5:00/6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 5 – Orangefield (Away) – 5:00/6:30 p.m.

Monday, April 9 – Hardin Jefferson (Away) – 5:00/6:30 p.m. Friday, April 13 – Silsbee (Away) – 5:00/6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 17 – West Orange-Stark (Home—Senior Night) – 5:00/6:30 p.m.

Orangefield Lady Bobcats Saturday, Feb. 11 – LCM Scrimmage (LCM) – 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 14 – Kountze (Kountze) – 4:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Feb . 16-18 – LCM Varsity/JV Tournament (Beaumont) – TBA Tuesday, Feb. 21 – Deweyville (Home) – TBA Thursday-Saturday, Feb. 23-25 – OHS JV Tournament (Home) – TBA Friday, Feb. 27 – Buna (Home) – 4:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, March 1-3 – Kountze Varsity Tournament (Away) – TBA Friday, March 2 – Westbrook (Home) – 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 9 – Anahuac (Home) – 5:00 p.m. Monday, March 12 – Vidor (Away) – 12:00 p.m. Thursday, March 15 – Kirbyville (Away) – 12:00 p.m. Friday, March 16 – Hardin Jefferson Varsity (Home) – 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 20 – Bridge City (Away) – 5:00 p.m. Friday, March 23 – Silsbee (Away) – 5:00 p.m. Friday, March 30 – West Orange- Stark (Home) – 5:00 p.m. Saturday, March 31 – Hamshire-Fannett (Away) – 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 3 – Hardin Jefferson (Sour Lake) – 5:00/ p.m. Thursday, April 5 – Bridge City (Home) – 5:00 p.m. Monday, April 9 – Silsbee (Home) – 5:00 p.m. Friday, April 13 – West Orange-Stark (Away) – 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 17 – Hamshire-Fannett (Home) – 5:00 p.m.

Stark Museum opens new exhibit with talk, reception, music Staff Report

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Stark Museum of Art presents the exhibition From Russia: Fechin and Gaspard in the Southwest. The Museum will host a preview on Friday, Feb. 17. The event will start with a presentation at Lutcher Theater, 707 W. Main Street in Orange at 6:30 p.m., given by David E. Brauer, Senior Lecturer at the Glassell School of Art in Houston. Immediately following the presentation will be an exhibition opening with reception, book signing and music at the Stark Museum of Art at 712 Green Avenue. The event is free and open to the public. This exhibition explores the artistic contributions of Nicolai Fechin (1881-1955) and Leon Gaspard (1882-1964). Both artists emigrated from Russia and settled in the American Southwest. Both brought academic training, knowledge of European art and evocative memories of their homeland. From this basis each developed a strong individual style to create art in a new environ-

ment. The exhibition will be on view at the Stark Museum of Art from Feb. 18 through June 2. The exhibition features over one hundred paintings, sculptures and drawings including works that have never been exhibited to the public such as Leon Gaspard’s painting Adieu, Cossack and his portrait of H.J. Lutcher Stark. From Russia includes an educational area with hands-on activities appropriate for children and families. David E. Brauer will give an illustrated presentation titled Artists in Paris: Eastern - Western European Crossroads. Brauer will talk about the pivotal time in the history of European culture when classical art was being dismantled under the energetic attack of modernists. Aspiring artists from all over Europe traveled to Paris, which was the hotbed of new art trends. Both Fechin and Gaspard had firsthand knowledge of the contemporary Parisian art scene and incorporated diverse modernist elements in their artistic styles. STARKS NEW EXIBIT PAGE 6B

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Service Dogs: companions with a purpose Mike Louviere For The Record People usually know that a dog in a special harness with a hand grip on it is a guide dog used to guide a blind person. The dogs are commonly referred to as Seeing Eye Dogs. There are other canines that perform services for their handlers just as valuable as guiding a blind person across a busy street. These dogs wear vests, emblazoned with “Service Dog” and are usually on a regular leash, not a harness with a handle. The handler of one of these dogs will usually have a disability that requires the dog to alert them on the condition and help bring the person out of a medical emergency, or the dog may be trained to help a disabled person do a physical task, retrieving a dropped object, or maybe the dog is trained to open a door, or bring a ringing telephone to a person who may not be able to get the phone’s cradle and answer the phone on his own, or to help shop for groceries. A Service Dog can be trained to sniff the breath of a diabetic person and alert them to a problem with blood sugar high or low conditions before the situation gets to a critical stage causing the person to go into a coma. Service Dogs are even trained to assist veterans or active duty mili-

tary personnel who may be suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Since the Americans with Disability Act of 1990 became effective, disabled citizens have been able to be accompanied by their Service Dog in any facility they would normally go into, including grocery stores, theaters, restaurants, sports facilities, churches, and any other public building they may have need to be in at any time. This is a right guaranteed by federal law. Since Service Dogs are allowed in public buildings they are subject to come into contact with people of all ages under all conditions. The major problem that the dog may face is to have attention paid to it by well meaning citizens. Service Dogs are highly trained to know that they are working when they are dressed in their vest. They go from being a pet to a worker with a purpose. When they are in public and a child or adult talks to them or attempts to pet them they are momentarily distracted from their mission to their handler. Allen Connel, of Orange is the handler of TaLa, a beautiful dog of White German Shepherd and Malamute bloodlines. TaLa is a dog trained to alert Connel when he is beginning to be affected by his medical condition, or to help him out of a situation that has occurred.

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“People often come around us and tell their children ‘look at the seeing eye dog’,” said Connel. “Can you imagine how the child feels when they have been told that and then see me shopping and placing items in my shopping cart? The public needs to be aware that there are dogs that provide many kinds of services for all kinds of disabilities, not just blindness. I appreciate that people want to admire my dog, but they need to leave TaLa alone so she can do what she is trained to do.” Well meaning people can often do things that border on rudeness or at least being impolite to a disabled person. There are rules of etiquette for interacting with a person with a Service Dog. A person should not approach the dog and talk to it or attempt to pet the dog without asking the handler if it is all right to do so. They should then abide with the request of the handler. If they are with children, they should insure that the children do not act contrary to the request of the handler. A person should not ask the handler what type of disability he or she has. People often are not comfortable discussing problems with someone they do not know and have never seen before. One should never, under any circumstances, offer food to a Service Dog. People should also be aware that anything they do that may upset the handler could cause the dog to react. This does not mean the dog would attack, but the dog could be going into the mode of reacting to the handler’s situation and the person could mistakenly think the dog was being aggressive toward them, which would

Allen Connel and his service dog, TaLa

not be the case. The rule for seeing a person with a service dog should always be “respect.” The handler and the dog should always be treated with respect. They should be allowed to do whatever they are attempting to do and not be interrupted. It doesn’t matter how well meaning the person may be. A group in Arizona called Soldier’s Best Friend, chartered in January, 2011, trains dogs to assist veterans suffering from PTSD, or Traumatic Brain Disorder. They will provide the veteran with either a Service or Therapeutic Companion Dog. SBF is dedicated to helping the pet overpopulation problem. They obtain a number of dogs from shelters like the Arizona Humane Society. All of the dogs are spayed, neutered, vaccinated, and receive all necessary preventative veterinary medicines. The dogs go through a five to seven month training program.

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Brauer is Head of the Art History Department at the Glassell School of Art of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Born in Dundee, Scotland, he received his degree in art history at St. Martin’s School of Art in London. He has been living in Houston since 1976 and has extensively lectured at many institutions including Rice University, The University of Notre Dame and the World Business Council in Brussels, Belgium. He also has curated several exhibitions, including Pop Art: U.S./U.K. Connections, 1956-1966 at the Menil Collection in Houston. Brauer is author of “Space as Spirit” in the publication Image of the Not-Seen: Search for Understanding, which will be available for purchase and signing. The reception will include music by The Apollo Quartet which will play selections of Russian classical compositions. The Quartet, based in Houston, is a non-profit chamber music organization that explores the intersection of classical and folk music. “We invite everyone to join us for a special evening. David Brauer, an engaging presenter, will set the European context from which Fechin and Gaspard emerged. Then we will open From Russia in the newly renovated gallery while enjoying music that evokes the cultural environment of the artists. The Stark Museum of Art is fortunate to have major holdings of both Fechin and Gaspard and this will be a great opportunity to compare the two,” says Sarah Boehme, Director of Stark Museum of Art. Located at 712 Green Avenue in Orange, Texas, the Stark Museum of Art is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Admission is free. Group tours are available by appointment. For more information call 409.886.ARTS (2787) or visit



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Rachel’s Challenge Makes an Impact in Orange County High Schools Staff Report

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Rachel Scott was the first victim of the Columbine High School shootings on April 20, 1999. Thirteen people lost their lives on that tragic day, and the world witnessed what bullying could lead to. Rachel made an impact in the lives of others during her life by performing small acts of kindness and showing compassion. She had a vision that she was going to impact the world and touch millions of people’s hearts even after her death. Shortly after her death, her father, Darrell Scott, found an essay that Rachel had written entitled “My Ethics, My Codes of Life”. In her essay she challenged her reader twice to start a “chain reaction of kindness” by helping others. Since then, Darrell and his wife have created Rachel’s Challenge based on Rachel’s writings and have since gone around the world presenting the program. In the Rachel’s Challenge program, five challenges are given to listeners that come directly from Rachel’s diaries and writings. Look for the best in others. Dream big.

Choose positive influences. Speak with kindness. Start your own chain reaction. Sabine Federal Credit Union has started the chain reaction in Orange County by funding Bridge City High School, Community Christian School and St. Mary Catholic School, Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School, Orangefield High School, Vidor High School, and West Orange-Stark High School to receive the Rachel’s Challenge program. Each school has already been given their program and one of the schools has already implemented a program to continue the chain reaction in their school. During the week of January 30 – February 3, they are created a positive culture change by having Make a Friend Monday, Taste the Kindness Tuesday, Prayer Intention Wednesday, Compliment Day Thursday, and High Five Friday. Sabine Federal Credit Union encourages all of Orange County to continue on with the five challenges that Rachel’s Challenge has left us, in hopes to transform the community. To learn more about Rachel’s Challenge, please visit HYPERLINK “”

BCCC names Big Red January’s Business of the Month


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Big Red Air Conditioning and Heating was the honored recipient of the Business of the Month for January at the Bridge City Chamber’s monthly Networking Coffee at the OrangefieldCormier Museum located on FM 105 in Orangefield. Three generations of the Chauvin family have served the air conditioning and heating needs of Bridge City and the surrounding communities since 1966. Big Red is an established and well respected family owned business for 46 years. The business was started by John and Joan Chauvin with son Vance working by their side learning the business as a young man. Today, Vance and his wife Cyndie own and operate the business with their son, Bryan working with them thus continuing the family tradition. It’s this family owned feeling one gets through the whole process of doing business with them. They are truly concerned more for their customers than making money. Big Red Air Conditioning & Heating are also actively involved with the Bridge City community working with the Chamber and helping them with Christmas decorations as well as the parade. Big Red Air Conditioning and Heating was presented with the Business of the Month Award Certificate, one free VIP pass to Tiger Rock Martial Arts of Bridge City and an oil change from David Self Ford. The Bridge City Chamber would like to express their thanks to the Orangefield Cormier Museum for hosting January’s Networking coffee and would like to personally invite the commu-

nity to visit the museum where “The Spirit of Old Orangefield still lives.” The museum was the vision of Paul Cormier and his dream for it to be used as a tool for bringing back memories and to teach young people how life really was in the “good old days.” Visit for more information or call 409-735-2285 for information on hours of operation and tours available.

LSC-O celebrates Black History Month with Saakumu Dance Troupe Staff Report

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Lamar State College-Orange will be celebrating Black History Month on campus with an exciting performance from the award-winning Saakumu Dance Troupe from Ghana, West Africa. The show will be held in the Student Center Gym on Feb. 13 from 12-1:15 p.m. Admission is free and is open to the public. The Saakumu Dance Troupe is dedicated to introducing an audience to traditional and contemporary African dance and music. “Saakumu” means traditions, and as the name implies, the company derive its repertoire on the variety of both traditional and contemporary cultures with creativity. The Troupe says they are an “artist-based association driven by a passion for bringing innovative dances and world music to their audiences. In addition to collaborating with artists and presenters of all kinds, they are committed to building new audiences via live performances.” Led by master musician, Bernard Woma, the Saakumu Dance Troupe is one of the leading traditional and contemporary dance and music groups in West Africa. Performances include everything from spiritual, ceremonial and recreational genres to contemporary African dance forms. The music and dance is joyful, expressive and highly participatory. “The band that is coming with the dancers is called the Bernard Woma Band,” said Wendy Elliott, Director of Student Services. “It really is a combination event between the band and the dancers. I expect the performance to be a very energetic, interactive and authentic experience of West African dance and music.”

The Troupe has performed at notable governmental functions, national and international music and dance festivals throughout Ghana and West Africa. They are the designated official performing group at this year’s National Festival of Art and Culture, the largest cultural festival in Ghana. One of the many facets of their mission is community outreach and educational programs in schools and colleges. “The community is welcome to join us for the event,” said Elliott. “LSCO strives to provide activities that promote cultural awareness. Come join us in celebrating Black History Month.”


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Snow goose conservation season full of highs and lows CAPT. CHUCK UZZLE FOR THE RECORD

When the federal authorities granted hunters the extra time to hunt light geese after the general season closed they did so with conservation in mind as the population was skyrocketing out of control. Waterfowl enthusiasts welcomed the opportunity with open arms, any chance to keep hunting was sure to be a hit. The first couple of years there were some incredible hunts as many goose hunters took advantage of the liberal rules and brought along the electronic callers and plenty of shells. All the hype began to die down as the geese got wise and soon were as educated as a Harvard grad. Many outfitters stopped running hunts during the conservation season because the geese just quit cooperating as they were preparing for the migration north. The only aces in the hole that waterfowl hunters had to rely on were help from the weather in the form of fog or a good population of juvenile birds. Any combination of the two results in a hunt to re-

member. Un fo r t u n at e l y for many goose hunters the conservation season so far has been anything but stellar. The warmer temperatures have really sent the birds back north early and the ones that are still here want very little to do with anything that resembles a decoy spread. For the first several years of the conservation season the consensus between most guides was “if you don’t get them before Valentines Day you may as well be fishing”. This year shooting geese anywhere near Feb. 14 will be a tough task unless you are willing to travel. Places like the Texas Panhandle, Arkansas and Missouri have become late season hot spots for folks chasing geese and the late season snow geese in particular. In like Arkansas and Missouri most hunters are focusing on other birds during the regular season and not really putting much pressure on the snows. This pattern allows the geese to more or less relax for weeks


at a time until the regular season ends. It doesn’t take a genius to figure out that the less these birds are pressured the easier they are to hunt so you can only imagine how good it can be. Hunting late season geese is a mystery to say the least because these birds are right on the verge of leaving and the phrase “here today gone tomorrow” sums the whole season up. A green field with thousands of geese aggressively feeding is not a lock by any means, whole concentrations of birds will up and leave overnight only to have hunters the next day left to do nothing but shake their heads and curse these wary birds. On the other hand if you pick the right field, have the benefit of fog and have the birds come in you cannot believe the action. These birds know that time is running out and their need for rich green grass will often overcome their cautious nature. In years past all of these factors rarely came together producing such promising conditions, this year will definitely go down as one to remember for many hunters. If you are planning on taking advantage of the conservation season it would be wise to do it as soon as possible because daily the birds are leaving. Another option would be to take a road trip north and

Snow goose hunters are rapidly running out of time to get the last hunts in before these wary birds start the long trip back north.

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Celebration Service Dolive said the churches involved with ShareFest can choose how they want to share the love of Christ. The projects can range from serving meals in the park, to fixing someone’s home who is in need of assistance, The choice is up to the churches. The event is centered on the Bible verse found in Matthew 25:40- “And [Jesus Christ] will answer them, ‘Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.” “It is my personal belief that ShareFest can have remarkable impact not only on the city of Orange, but with all of

those involved,” he said. ShareFest Orange will provide promotional materials, banner, flyers, bulletin inserts. A donation of $250 is asked to offset the cost of printing. For additional information or for those who wish to be a partner may contact the Rev. Evan M. Dolive at or at 883-4483. Information may be found on the Internet at ShareFestOrange, Twitter@ ShareFestOrange or at http:// Dolive added he would be more than happy to speak to churches’ leadership teams or congregations about the endeavor.

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Calling all local churches to participate in a community wide service outreach project in Orange. The Rev. Evan M. Dolive, associate minister at First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) of Orange is inviting congregations to ShareFest Orange- a coalition of churches gathering together for a one-day blitz of service to the community from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 31 at the First United Methodist Church of Orange parking lot, 501 N. 6th St. Churches will be sent out from there to work on projects at different locations all over the city. “The goal of these churches is to make a visible impact on families, neighborhoods and schools in our community,” Dolive said. The tentative schedule is as follows: • 7:30 - 8:30 a.m.: Refreshments and fellowship at 1st UMC Welcome Center • 8:30 a.m.: Prayer and instruction at 1st UMC Chapel 9 a.m.: Depart to project sites (lunch on your own) 3 p.m.: Return to TBA for

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Putting Catholicism back into Mardi Gras Staff Report

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Attending the Port Arthur Mardi Gras this year? If so, be prepared to notice an extra dose of Catholicism. For the fourth year in a row the Encounter Catholic booth will be returning to the four-day celebration in the float den offering complimentary activities for kids from age 0-100 and plenty of information on Catholicism. Priests and deacons will also be on hand again blessing rosaries. But this year in addition to the Encounter Catholic booth, a living rosary will be hosted by men from St. Henry Parish, Bridge City. The rosary will be prayed at 2 p.m. Feb. 18 at the corner of Waco and Procter Streets. More than 60 people are already lined up to take part in this first ever Mardi Gras event.

All are welcome to attend and join in praying. A practice session for all those wanting to hold the large living rosary will be at 9 a.m. Feb. 11 in the activities building at St. Henry, 475 W. Round Bunch Road. For more information contact Ronny Jackson by emailing Other Catholic presence will be made by several Port Arthur parishes’ food booths. The Port Arthur Mardi Gras will be held in downtown Port Arthur Feb. 16-19. Feb. 16 gates will open at 5 p.m. and close at 10 p.m. Feb. 17 gates will open at 6 p.m. and close at midnight. Feb. 18 gates will open at noon and close at midnight. Feb. 19 gates will open at noon and close at 8 p.m. Tickets may be purchased in advance. Visit for ticket prices and advance purchase locations.

AgriLIFE offers free diabetes education program Staff Report

• Achieving good glucose control • Learning about effective self-management • Developing a balanced, healthy lifestyle • Planning and prioritizing diabetes management • Overcoming fears surrounding diabetes • Finding resources for diabetes support If you or someone you know is struggling with diabetes or has an A1C that is seven percent or above, the A1C Champions® can provide motivation to take those first steps to better blood glucose control. Diabetes patients need to know they are not alone and there are people like Willie who can help them along their journey with diabetes. Diabetes is a chronic, widespread condition characterized by high blood sugar in which the body does not produce or properly use insulin, the hormone needed to transport glucose (sugar) from the blood into the cells of the body for energy. It is estimat-


BRIEFS FBC Orange to host Family Valentine banquet First Baptist Church of Orange will be having a church-wide Family Valentine Banquet, at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 12. The banquet will include a meal and entertainment. Tickets for the banquet are available on Sunday mornings, Wednesday evenings, and weekdays in the church office. For more information, contact the church office, 409-886-7461, or email brenda@fbco. org.

ed that that nearly 26 million people in the United States have diabetes, including an estimated seven million who remain undiagnosed. At the same time, about 40 percent of those diagnosed with diabetes did not achieve the blood sugar control target of A1C less than seven percent recommended by the American Diabetes Association. The A1C test measures average blood glucose levels over the past two- to three-month period. Contact the AgriLIFE office at 409-882-7010 to reserve your seat, space is limited. A second educational opportunity will take place from 9-11 a.m., on Saturday, Feb. 25 at the Bridge City Senior Citizen Center. This is an interactive diabetes workshop focusing on managing your diabetes using the diabetes conversation map tool. “The Conversation Map session personalizes the patients’ management of diabetes because the sessions give them the opportunity to share their story and also learn from other people who are on the same journey for control of their diabetes.” “Join us for a fun filled two hours that will include breakfast,” said County Extension Agent Paula Tacker. Call 409-882-7010 to reserve your seat. “Call and invite a friend of family member,” said Tacker. “Let’s get healthy together.” Tacker is over Family and Consumer Sciences.

John 4:15. Their Guest Speakers are Evangelist Yvonne DeVaughn of Phoenix, Arizona and Supervisor Lena McClain of Houston, Texas. There will be dynamic powershops such as, “Empowered to Serve,” “Will the Real Men Please Stand Up,” “Soloing with a Song,” “Till Death Do We Part...So Help Me,” and more. For double occupancy, the cost is $225 per person, a triple is $195 per person, a quad is $180 per person, and teens $99. Pay your $75 deposit by March 12 at 2800 Bob Hall Rd to guarantee your space or go to and pay by using paypal. Rev. E.B. Lindsey is Pastor of Starlight and First Lady Josie Lindsey is the Director of the Women’s Dept. For more information call 409-8864366.


Texas AgriLIFE Extension in Orange County is offering a free diabetes educational program, cooking demonstration and dinner 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Feb. 16 at Baptist Orange Hospital on the 5th floor classroom at 608 Strickland Drive; Orange. The “Taking Control” presentation will be presented by Steve Willie of Arizona. He is a real patient that lives with diabetes and educates peers on taking control of the disease. Willie will share diabetes self-management and lifestyle strategies based on extensive training and his personal experience living with diabetes. Willie is a member of the A1C Champions® Program, supported by Sanofi, which is a patient led approach to diabetes education. A1C Champions® know first-hand the challenges and obstacles maintaining control of their diabetes. Willie will cover topics including:

St. Francis KCs holding fish fry St. Francis of Assisi Knights of Columbus Council 13825 will be selling fish dinners from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Feb. 24, March 9, March 16, March 23 and March 30 in the San Damiano Center located at 4300 Meeks Drive from during Lent on the following Fridays: The dinners include two fish filets, fries, hushpuppies, coleslaw, dessert and tea for $8. Dine or carry out.

St. Mark Lutheran Church is cooking again St. Mark Lutheran Church is cooking their delicious chili again on Feb. 15. Chili, rice, onions, cheese and crackers can be purchased for $6 each. Those wishing to eat-in may do so at the church located at 945 W. Round Bunch but carry out or delivery is available from 10 a.m. to noon. Call Elinda at 409-735-8727, the Pastor at 409-988-3003 or Pat at 409-722-6655 for orders or more information.

Starlight COGIC to host Women’s Retreat The Women’s Department of Starlight COGIC invite women in the community to join them for Women’s Retreat 2012. The retreat will be held April 13-15 at the Omni Houston Westside Hotel. The Theme of the retreat is “Woman at The Well,” St.

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673 FM 1078 Orange 409-718-0269 E. Dale Lee, Pastor Sunday Worship Service 10:30 a.m. “Round Pen” (Small Group) Studies: Ladies & Men’s group: 7 p.m. Mondays, Come as you are! Boots & hats welcome!

St. Paul United Methodist Church 1155 W. Roundbunch Rd., Bridge City 409- 735-5546 Pastor Brad Morgan Sun. Mornings: Worship Experience - 8:15 a.m.; Sunday School - 9:30 a.m.; Worship - 10:45 a.m. (Nursery provided at all services) For Mid & Sr. High Youth Sun. Afternoon: 3:30 to 6 p.m. Sun. Evening : Taizé Service - 7 p.m. For Children Ages 4–10 on Wednesday evening – 6 to 7 p.m. – JAM (Jesus & Me) Club

Apostolic Pentecostal Church IH-10 at Highway 62, Orange (409) 745-3973 Sun. Morning at 7:30 a.m. on A.M. 1600 KOGT Radio Sun.: 2 p.m. • Tues: 7:30 p.m. 24 Hour Prayer Line: 409-779-4703•409-779-4702

Back to God Fresh Anointing Ministries 1011 10th St., Suite 108, Orange 409-779-3566•409-883-0333 Pastor Gerald Gunn Co-Pastor Pearlie Gunn Sun. School 9:45 a.m. Sun. Morning Worship 11 a.m. Tues. Night Bible Study 7 p.m. Men of Valor & Women of Warfare classes on Thur. 7 p.m.

First United Methodist Church 502 Sixth Street 409-886-7466 Pastor: Rev. John Warren Dir. of Fine Arts & Music: Doug Rogers Organist: Justin Sanders Dir. of Youth & Christian Education: Allisha Bonneaux Sunday: Worship in the Chapel: 8:15 a.m., Celebration Service in Praise Center: 8:55 a.m., Sunday School for all ages: 9:50 a.m., Worship in the Sanctuary: 11 a.m., UMYF & Methodist Kids: 5 p.m. Web site:

West Orange Christian Church 900 Lansing Street, W.O. 409-882-0018 Sunday School - 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship 10:40 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday Evening - 6 p.m.

4234 FM 408 (between BC & Orangefield) 409-735-4234 Minister Jim Hardwick Sunday School: 9 a.m.; Sunday Worship: 10 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday: Prayer & Bible Study 7 p.m. Nursery provided For a ride, call 735-4234

Trinity Baptist Church 1408 W. Park Ave. @ 14th Street, Orange Office: 886-1333 Pastor Dr. Bob Webb Worship Leader Dan Cruse Sun. Morning Worship 11 a.m. Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Nursery Provided

Miracle Restoration Revivals Church 608 Dogwood St., Orange 409-883-5466 Residing Pastor Rev. Larry Doucet Founding Pastor Rev. Tunney Vercher Sr. Sunday Worship: 10 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday night Prayer Meeting 6:30 p.m. Wednesday night Bible Study 7 p.m.

Orange First Church of the Nazarene 3810 MLK Drive, Orange Lead Pastor: Ray McDowell Music Pastor: Bruce McGraw Youth Pastor: Michael Pigg Children’s Pastor: Marilyn Ball Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Celebration Service 10:45 a.m. Prayer Service: 6 p.m. Wednesday Service: 7 p.m. Everyone Welcome!

First Baptist Church of Bridge City 200 W. Roundbunch, BC Office: 409-735-3581 Fax: 409-735-8882 Rev. Bob Boone, Pastor Sunday Schedule: Traditional Worship - 8:15 a.m.; Bible Study at 9:30 a.m.; Celebration Service - 10:45 a.m.; CSI, Youth Bible Study, Discipleship Classes - 5:30 p.m. Wednesday Schedule: Prayer Meeting - 6:30 p.m., Youth Worship “Living Stone”

Harvest Chapel 1305 Irving Street, Orange 409-882-0862 Ruth Logan Burch, Pastor Sun. Morning 10 & 11 a.m. Evening Service 6 p.m. Wednesday Service 6 p.m. Gospel Singing first Friday of the each month.

Echo Church 1717 FM 3247, Orange 409-735-8580 Pastor George A. Cruse Jr. Sunday Service 10:30 a.m. Praise & Worship Contemporary music! Come as you are!


Call 886-7183 for more information!!

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Your ads published in both newspapers, the County Record and the Penny Record plus on our web site EMPLOYMENT DRIVERS DRIVERS: LOCAL ROUTES! Home Everyday! Excellent Wages/Benefits: CDL-A/B, 1yr. w/hazmat Apply at: Airgas; 2210 Swisco

Help Wanted Part-time CASA case-manager position (3 days per wk.) Must be self-starter; very computer literate; family law legal expertise a plus; dependable transportation; good PR; Salary DOE. Call 1-877-586-6548 or 781-3724; send resume to W/ return e-mail address, so application can be sent. Go to to learn about CASA & get application. Office: 886-2272

Rd, Sulphur LA 70665 EMPLOYMENT CRISIS CENTER. Rape and crisis center of S.E. Texas needs volunteer advocares to provide direct services to survivors of sexual assault in a medical setting. Comprehensive training is provided, Anyone interested should contact the Crisis Center at (409) 832-6530. APPLIANCES USED APPLIANCES, starting at $99.95 & up, Harry’s Appliances, 302 10th. St. (10th. & main), Orange, We buy used appliances, 8864111. FURNITURE 4’ GLASS & WROUGHT iron round table w/4 directors chairs. Paid $700, will sell for $350. Call 409-886-7737. FOUR POST REDWOOD Queen size bedframe, two years old - $175; king size bedframe & board - $75; corner desk - $60. 409-886-7329. LOST & FOUND

FOUND FEMALE DOG, miniature Dachshund puppy, call and describe, (409) 670-0651. 1/4

SLIM PS2 w/ 2 controllers, 2 memory cards, games, $45; (409) 474-0166, call or text for more info.

L-O-S-T YELLOW BIRD-downtown Orange. Beloved tame BIRD flew off shoulder and out door-loves petting--$100 REWARD for return--if seen 409-886-3885--solid yellow Cockatiel with orange cheeks.

JUGG’S PITCHING MACHINE, like new, auto feeder, throws 90 MPH, fast & curve balls etc., paid $3,000, used vey little, will sell for $2,000, (409) 474-1518.

FOUND MALE DOG, retriever, OF/Vidor area, call and describe @ (409) 988-9059. MISCELLANEOUS FRESH YARD EGGS! $2 doz., (409) 735-5282. 2 LIFT REMOTE BEDS, $35 ea.; 1 full size bed set, $40; 1 twin all wood bed set, $70; 1 king bed set; $70; 1 antique Singer sewing machine, mint cond., $140; 1 black & silver queen head board, $35, (409) 499-2128. LIFESTYLER 3500 BICYCLE with arm motion. Like new. $250. Call 409-886-7737.

LAWN TRACTOR, 42” yard machine. $400. 409-7357414. SERVICES D.J.’S CLEANING SERVICE, ETC. Specializing in home, office, move-in & move-outs, make-readys, new construction, windows, carpet cleaning. We offer one-time, weekly, bi-weekly & monthly services. We supply all cleaning materials. We are honest & dependable. 32 years exp. Free in-home estimates. 409313-6223 or 409-779-7447. PETS & LIVESTOCK VALENTINE AKC YORKIE

• Penny Record Office: 333 West Roundbunch, Bridge City • County Record Office: 320 Henrietta, Orange Note: Offices Closed On Wednesday pups for sale. Four registered male pups, champion bloodline, beautiful silk coats. Mature up to 3 to 4 pounds, up to date on shots and vet checks. HEALTH GUARANTEED. $700 each. Call 409-8836520 or 409-882-4944

call (409) 779-4289 or Cindy @ 994-5503 for details. CRISIS CENTER. Rape and crisis center of S.E. Texas needs volunteer advocares to provide direct services to survivors of sexual assault in a medical setting. Comprehensive training is provided, Anyone interested should contact the Crisis Center at (409) 832-6530.

CHIHUAHUA PUPPY, female, $200, (409) 499-2128. RESCUE DOGS, spayed & neutered, needing good homes. Pet food donations welcome. (409) 746-9502.

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LAB/PIT MIX, 8M old, spayed female, on heart worm prev., free to good home, (409) 7469502. PUPPIES! I have 7, mixed breeds (some Lab looking), can’t afford to keep feeding them, free to good homes, (409) 988-9472. PUBLIC NOTICES:


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FIELD WORKERS FIELD WORKERS FIELD WORKERS FIELD WORKERS FIELD WORKERS FIELD WORKERS 10 temporary positions; approx 10 months; Duties: to operate tractors during the preparation and maintenance of the sugar cane crop before, during and after the harvesting season. $9.30 per hour; Job to begin on 4/1/12 through 2/1/13. 1 months experienced required in job offered. All work tools provided. Housing and transportation provided to workers who can not reasonably return to their permanent residence at the end of the work day; ¾ guaranteed of contract. Employment offered by A & M Farms, Inc. located in New Iberia, LA. Qualified applicants may call employer for interview (337) 364-8903 or may apply for this position at their nearest State Workforce Agency using job order # 406604. For more info regarding your nearest SWA you may call (409) 839-8045.


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5 temporary positions; approx 9 ½ months; Duties: to operate tractors during the preparation and maintenance of the rice fields before, during and after the harvesting season. 3 months experience required in job offered. $9.30 per hour; Job to begin on 3/15/2012 through 12/31/2012. All work tools provided. Housing and transportation provided to workers who can not reasonably return to their permanent residence at the end of the work day; ¾ guaranteed of contract. Housing and worksite located in Lake Arthur, LA. Employment offered by The Lacassne Company located in Lake Charles, LA. Qualified applicants should fax resumes to employer at (337) 4369401 or may apply for this position at their nearest State Workforce Agency using job order # 406527. For more info regarding your nearest SWA you may call (409) 839-8045.

5 temporary positions; approx 9 ½ months; Duties: to operate tractors in the fields during the preparation, planting and maintenance of the crop before, during and after the harvesting. $9.30 per hour; Job to begin on 4/1/12 through 1/15/13. Must have 3 months experience in job offered. All work tools provided. Housing and transportation provided to workers who can not reasonably return to their permanent residence at the end of the work day; ¾ guaranteed of contract. Employment offered by Mistretta Farms located in Gonzales, LA. Worksite located in White Castle, LA . Qualified applicants may call employer for interview (225) 746-0220 or may apply for this position at their nearest State Workforce Agency using job order # 406537. For more info regarding your nearest SWA you may call (409) 839-8045.

22 temporary positions; approx 10 months; Duties: to operate farm equipment; planting of sugarcane by hand, farm, field and shed sanitation duties; operation and performing minor repairs and maintenance of farm vehicles and equipment. Able to work in hot, humid weather, bending or stooping to reach ground level crops and able to stand on feet for long periods of time. Once hired, workers may be required to take a random drug test at no cost to the worker. Testing positive or failure to comply may result in immediate termination. $9.30 per hour; Job to begin on 3/8/12 through 1/1/13. 3 months experience required in job offered. All work tools provided. Housing and transportation provided to workers who can not reasonably return to their permanent residence at the end of the work day; ¾ guaranteed of contract. Employment offered by Welcome Plantation located in St. James, LA. Qualified applicants may call employer for interview (225) 207-0505 or may apply for this position at their nearest State Workforce Agency using job order # 405257. For more info regarding your nearest SWA you may call (409) 839-8045.

15 temporary positions; approx 10 months; Duties: to operate tractors in the fields during the preparations, planting and maintenance of the crop before, during and after the harvesting season. 3 months experience in job offered required. $9.30 per hour; Job to begin on 3/10/12 through 1/10/13. All work tools provided. Housing and transportation provided to workers who can not reasonably return to their permanent residence at the end of the work day; ¾ guaranteed of contract. Employment offered by Rodrique Planting Company located in Vacherie, LA. Qualified applicants may call employer for an interview at (225) 265-4282 or may apply for this position at their nearest State Workforce Agency using job order # 405274. For more info regarding your nearest SWA you may call (409) 839-8045.



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10 temporary positions; approx 10 months; Duties: to operate tractors during the preparation and maintenance of the sugar cane crop fields before, during and after the harvesting season. $9.30 per hour; Job to begin on 3/20/12 through 1/20/13. 3 months experience required in job offered. All work tools provided. Housing and transportation provided to workers who can not reasonably return to their permanent residence at the end of the work day; ¾ guaranteed of contract. Employment offered by Joe Beaud, III Farms, L.L.C. located in New Roads, LA. Worksite located in Morganza, LA. Qualified applicants may call employer for interview (225) 718-3131 or may apply for this position at their nearest State Workforce Agency using job order # 405938. For more info regarding your nearest SWA you may call (409) 839-8045.


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Field Workers- 5 temporary positions; approx 10 months; Duties: to operate tractors during the preparation and maintenance of the sugar cane crop before, during and after the harvesting season. $9.30 per hour; Job to begin on 03/20/2012 through1/15/2013. 3 months experience require in job offered. All work tools provided. Housing and transportation provided to workers who can not reasonably return to their permanent residence at the end of the work day; ¾ guaranteed of contract. Employment offered by Harang Sugars, Inc. located in Donaldsonville, LA. Qualified applicants may call employer for interview (225) 473-3339 or may apply for this position at their nearest State Workforce Agency using job order # 405857. For more info regarding your nearest SWA you may call (409) 839-8045.

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18 temporary positions; approx 10 months; Duties: to operate tractors during the preparation and maintenance of the sugar cane crop before, during and after the harvesting season. $9.30 per hour; Job to begin on 3/15/12 through 1/15/13. 3 months experience in job offered required. All work tools provided. Housing and transportation provided to workers who can not reasonably return to their permanent residence at the end of the work day; ¾ guaranteed of contract. Employment offered by Alma Plantation, L.L.C. located in Lakeland, LA Qualified applicants may call employer for interview at (225) 627-6666 or may apply for this position at their nearest State Workforce Agency using job order # 405269. For more info regarding your nearest SWA you may call (409)839-8045.


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The Record • Week of Wednesday, February 8, 2012 • 11B

GOACC welcomes H&R Block


NOTICE TO CREDITORS Notice is hereby given that original Letters Testamentary for the Estate of JACK MCLELLAND, Deceased, were issued on February 1, 2012, in Cause No. P16003, pending in the County Court at Law of ORANGE County, Texas, to: ELIZABETH ANN MCLELLAND.

The Greater Orange Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony for H&R Block welcoming the company to the Chamber membership. H&R Block can help with all tax needs and information you might have. They are located at 136 Strickland Drive in Orange. For more information please call 409- 883- 8281.

APARTMENTS THE VILLAS AT COW Bayou located at 3650 Fish Hook in Bridge City, now has 1$2 bedroom openings! Enjoy comfortable living in a quiet, secluded surrounding. Located in the Bridge City School District with convenient access to Orange, Port Arthur and Mid-County areas, we are close to all area refineries! Covered parking, washer/dryer connections are provided. We supply your City of Bridge City water, trash & sewer! Please call today and ask about our move-in spe-

cial! Move-in by January 31st, 2012 and we will take $250.00 off of your first month! Call to make an appointment for your personal tour! 409-988-5754. DOUGLAS OAKS LOCATED at 604 Douglas Street in Bridge City, now has 1&2 bedroom opening. Enjoy comfortable living in a quiet, secluded surrounding. Located in Bridge City school district with convenient access to Orange, Port Arthur and Mid-County areas, we are close to all area refineries. Garage/Covered parking, washer/dryer connections are provided. We


2 bdrm. M.H. For Rent Patio, good parking & yard. BCISD, Call for details. 3 Bdrm.M.H. for Rent Patio, good parking & yard. BCISD, call for details.

Large Apt. in Orange

2bd/1ba, ceiling fans, hardwood floors, living & dinning, All appliances included, plus w&d. No utilities paid. $640/mo. $500 dep. Call Christine: 886-7776 or 779-6580.


supply water, trash & sewer! Please call today for your personal tour! 409-988-5754. BC BRICK DUPLEX APT., 2/1/1, CA/H, W/D hookups, in quiet residential neighborhood, ideal for 1 or 2 persons, No Pets, $625 monthly + $400 dep., application required, (409) 728-8995. 2/1 IN ORANGE, duplex apt., 1129 28th. st., $450 monthly + dep., (409) 499-4162. ROOM FOR RENT,in a quiet & clean brick home, Utilities / cable & Wifi paid, references required, No pets, $125 weekly, (4090 553-3332, leave message.

Quiet 30 and 50 AMP service spaces for rent, at a low $285 monthly, including all utilities & services, except electric, quiet patio, good parking.

HOME RENTALS 3/1/1 IN WOCISD, 3415 Bowling, CA/H, front carport, back patio, fenced back yard, No Pets or HUD, $650 monthly + $500 dep., (409) 7353604. (2/1)

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4/1.5 IN BRIDGE CITY, CA/H, fenced back yard,, 235 Elizabeth, $750 monthly + dep., (409) 474-1518.


3/2/2 BRIDGE CITY HOME. laundry room, located at 1390 Elsie, Great Neighborhood! $950 Monthly + $600 dep., (409) 882-4706.

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3/2/3CP, Ofisd, 1 1/2 story home on 2.24 acres, all appliances (including Washer & Dryer), some furniture, CA/H, 30’ x 30’ shop, On Hwy 1442 N. of IH-10 Reduced to $189,500.

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room off kitchen, lots of storage, security system, home sits on a 100’ x 300’ lot, fenced back yard, No Owner Finace, $75,000, call (409) 720-9463 for more info. LAND & LOTS OVER AN ACRE, VICTORY Gardens, nice quiet neighborhood, water and electric ready, cement dr., perfect homesite, $28,000 OBO, Call Mike @ (409) 735-7680. 430 HOLLY ST., BC, lots 28 - 29 - 25’ of 27 a n d 15’ of 30, $30,000, water and sewer tap paid; 450 Holly, 1 bedrm. house, zone B, buy ALL for $50,000, No Owner Finance, (409)735-5041. BEAUTIFUL LOTS LOCATED IN DESIRABLE AREA OF FINE HOMES! Regal Pointe offers underground utilities, decorative street lights, professionally landscaped boulevard , city water & sewer, BCISD & no city taxes! Regularly priced at $32-35K , RIGHT NOW SAVE 25% ON ANY LOT THRU March 31st!. Call REGENCY Real Estate Professionals (409)724MOVE (6883) or visit www. REGENCYRealEstatePros. com for details!


BRIDGE CITY 3/2, Lg. back yard, newly painted, $850 monthly + $800 dep., (409) 735-2030. (M&R)

‘98 FORD TAURUS: motor, 3.0 V-6, asking $350 OBO; Whole car, $500, for more info call (409) 221-9996.


‘68 FORD MUSTANG. GT Fastback, Automatic, runs and drives well, Price $6950, for details mail me at / 512-782-4586.

COMMERCIAL SUITES FOR LEASE in Concord Physicians Bldg. Call 409-882-0696 MOBILE HOME RENTALS BC AREA , as little as $30 daily for rooms, M.H.’s by day or week, starting at $30 a day or weekly, 735-8801 or 7347771. (cctfn) ‘06, 2/2 & 3/1 IN OFISD, 1 block from schools, Large lot, W./D hookups, No Pets, $425 & $550 monthly + dep., (409) 720-8699 or 735-6701. (2/15) 3/2 IN BCISD, real nice, $650 monthly + $650 dep., (409) 735-5282. HOME SALES 4/2/2 IN LCMISD, 1717 Greenbriar ave., screened in patio, corner lot, $95,000, (409) 883-8389. BCISD. 3YR OLD BRICK HOME 3-2-2 with granite, tile, carpet, stainless steel appliance, fenced yard with shed. great neighborhood. 1700sqft. asking 157,000 call for viewing 543-5791. 3/2 PORT ARTHUR HOME, 2,200 sq. ft., formal living & dining rms., utility rm., kitchen has 10’ breakfast bar, bonus

‘06 SUBARU LEGACY (OUTBACK), silver, 58K miles, 4 dr., excellent cond. except one tiny dent on Dr. side back behind door, 1 owner, always kept in garaGE, HEATED FRONT SEATS, ELEC. w/seats, side shields on side windows. $15,500 OBO, (614) 483-8075.


‘96 BAYLINER, 18.5’, 120 Force outboard, runs perfect, new drive rod, 75 hours, needs a little cleaning, $2,500, (409) 5533332.

‘02 CHEVY BLAZER 4X4 FULLY LOADED! Power steering, power brakes, power windows. Call 409-779-3354

First Saturday every month. Staring Feb. 4 we will have $1 links & $1 drinks; $5 and $10 drawings for motorcycle parts and service. Located at 220 Wilson St. in Vidor. 409783-9376. Open M-F 8a-6p, Sat 9a-2p. Motorcycle parts, service and consignments.

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Sand Blasting • Trailers • Furniture • etc. No Job Too Small ~ Or Too large! (409) 745-1420 or 540-8362

MOTORCYCLES HONDA REBEL 250, runs good, with extra parts bike, $1,200 takes all, (409) 221-7126.

RVS, TRUCKS & VA N S RV FOR SALE. 31 foot Mobile Scout by Sunnybrooke. Bumper pull, superstructure lite aluminum with kitchen, living room, queen size bed in back and full size fold out sofa. Asking $4,800. Call 409454-3550. ‘92 CHEVROLET P.U., auto, 350 V-8, runs good, $1,295, (409) 594-8293.

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ELIZABETH ANN MCLELLEND c/o: JOE D. ALFORD Attorney at Law 105 S. Market Street Orange, Texas 77630

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All persons having claims against this Estate which is currently being administered are required to present them to the undersigned within the time and in the manner prescribed by law. PATSY JANE OWERS c/o: JOE D. ALFORD Attorney at Law 105 S. Market Street Orange, Texas 77630

DATED the 1st day of February, 2012

DATED the 1st day of February, 2012

Joe D. Alford

Joe D. Alford

Attorney for Pamela Ellen Croaker State Bar No. 01012500 Attorney at Law 105 S. Market Street Orange, TX 77630 Telephone 409-8832-9014 Fax 409-882-0564

Attorney for Pamela Ellen Croaker State Bar No. 01012500 Attorney at Law 105 S. Market Street Orange, TX 77630 Telephone 409-8832-9014 Fax 409-882-0564


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All persons having claims against this Estate which is currently being administered are required to present them to the undersigned within the time and in the manner prescribed by law.

Notice is hereby given that original Letters Testamentary for the Estate of RUTH DELORES HOGDEN, Deceased, were issued on February 1, 2012, in Cause No. P16020, pending in the County Court at Law of ORANGE County, Texas, to: RICHARD CARL HOGDEN, JOYCE IRENE HOGDEN, AND MARC C. HOGDEN.


Notice is hereby given that original Letters Testamentary for the Estate of LOUISE HARDIN, Deceased, were issued on February 1, 2012, in Cause No. P16020, pending in the County Court at Law of ORANGE County, Texas, to: PATSY JANE OWERS. All persons having claims against this Estate which is currently being administered are required to present them to the undersigned within the time and in the manner prescribed by law. PATSY JANE OWERS c/o: JOE D. ALFORD Attorney at Law 105 S. Market Street Orange, Texas 77630 DATED the 1st day of February, 2012

Joe D. Alford


Attorney for Pamela Ellen Croaker State Bar No. 01012500 Attorney at Law 105 S. Market Street Orange, TX 77630 Telephone 409-8832-9014 Fax 409-882-0564


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OWNER: Orange

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A Mandatory Pre-Bid Conference will be held at the Port of Orange Administration Office located at 1201 Childers Road; Orange Texas 77630 at 3:00 P.M. local time on Thursday, February 23, 2012. All contractors are required to attend the pre-bid conference in order to submit a bid for this project. Questions pertaining to security requirements, drawings, project details and bidding procedures will be discussed. The mandatory pre-bid conference will include a project site inspection. In order to attend the pre-bid meeting individuals are required to present a current valid government issued photo ID and submit to random vehicle inspections in order to gain entrance into the Port of Orange Alabama Street Terminal. Contact the Port of Orange Administration Office (409.883.4363) in advance if you have questions regarding our facility security policy. BID DEADLINE: Time Location:

Thursday, March 8, 2012 at 10:00 A.M. Local

BID OPENING: Time Location: Boardroom

Thursday, March 8, 2012 at 10:15 A.M. Local

Port of Orange Administration Building 1201 Childers Road Orange, Texas 77630

Port of Orange Administration Building - 1201 Childers Road Orange, Texas 77630

SEALED BIDS in duplicate, clearly marked and addressed to Port of Orange, Attention: Debbie Britnell, Project Administrator, Orange County Navigation and Port District (the “Owner”), will be received at the Port of Orange Administration Office, 1201 Childers Road, Orange, Texas, 77630 until 10:00 A.M., local time on Thursday, March 8, 2012; and then publicly opened and read aloud in the Port of Orange Administration Office Boardroom, 1st Floor, for “Port of Orange Lawncare Services Project”. Bids received after 10:00 A.M. local time will be returned unopened. Project is located in Orange County, Texas. Bidder is hereby advised that the work shall be subject to equal employment opportunity requirements, local prevailing wage rates, and Executive Order No.11246 as amended. Bid documents will be made available at the Mandatory Prebid Meeting on Thursday, February 23, 2012 – 3:00 P.M. The Orange County Navigation and Port District reserves the right to reject any or all bids and to waive informalities in bidding to the fullest extent permitted by law. In case of ambiguity or lack of clearness in stating the prices in any bid, the OWNER reserves the right to consider and accept the most advantageous construction thereof, or to reject the bid. Orange County Navigation and Port District Page PAGE 6 of NUMPAGES 1

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Jesse Keffer

Tricia Slaughter

EV ERYBODY WINS WITH A HOMETOW N DEAL! 72 mth. at 5.4% with 10% Down on TTL

2007 Ford Ranger #P592

S GAver Sa

2008 Explorer Sport Trac #621




S GAver Sa


2011 Fiesta #P613

265/month LOW MILES / + TT&L


2011 Ford Focus

S GAver Sa





2010 Ford Fusion

S GAver Sa

Sale $27,888 $








2011 Ford Flex



29,992 was



2009 Ford F-250 W NO







2010 Econo 350 #P580

2011 Ford Mustang

S GAver Sa



2009 Ford Focus



27,992 was






2011 Ford Escape #P624




2009 Ford F-250 w Lo eage il M




2010 Ford Super Duty F-250 SRW




was $46,210 T N U O C CE S I D PRI 1601 Green Orange


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