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County Record Vol. 53 No. 04

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Week of Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Orange couple near bombing in Boston Debby Schamber For The Record

An Orange couple returning home from Boston after two explosions rocked the city Monday afternoon, will certainly be relieved they made it home safely. Brad and Amanda Britnell were in the airport Tuesday morning on their way back home. According to Brad Britnell, the busy airport had taken precautions and provided extra armed security.

Bridge City Strutter Clinic April 20 Staff Report

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The Bridge City Strutters will be hosting a dance workshop for Pre-K through eighth grade students. It will be held from 8:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 20 at the Bridge City High School Gym. The Bridge City Strutters Dance/Drill Team will teach participants stretch technique and a jazz dance. Participants are invited to dance in the Strutters Spring Revue on Saturday, May 4 at the Lutcher Theater in Orange. The cost is $35, which includes a “Future Strutter” t-shirt and Spring Revue ticket. Registration deadline is Monday, April 15. For more information, contact any Strutter, or call Amy at 719-6186.

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‘There are people walking around with guns,” said Brad Britnell, of the security people. However, both he and his wife are less stressed than the day before when two explosions occurred at the Boston Marathon which caused three deaths, and more than 140 injuries while sending the city into chaos. Another explosion occurred at the JFK Library, but authorities were unsure if the incidents were linked. The blasts downtown near the finish line in Copley Square occurred just before 3:00 p.m. About 23,000 runners participated in this year’s Boston Marathon. Nearly twothirds of them had crossed the finish line by the time the bombs exploded, but thousands more were still completing the course. Amanda Britnell had just finished the marathon about 30 minutes prior to the explosion and was in the medical tent receiving treatment for low blood sugar. She was receiving IV treatment when she was suddenly rushed out. She later returned to her hotel with the IV still in her arm. Brad Britnell was standing about 100 yards from the blast site, waiting on his wife,when the bomb detonated. “I looked up and saw a cloud from it,” Brad Britnell said. Witnesses described it as a “flash and then a giant boom.” A few seconds later there was a second blast nearby. “At first I was trying to process what was going on,” he

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said. He thought for a few brief seconds it was part of the celebration associated with the

marathon. Patriots’ Day commemorates the opening shots of the American Revolution, at Concord and Lexington in

1775. For many people it is a day of pride which comes with historical re-enactments, the Boston Marathon, baseball

and a day off for schools and government employees.



Kree still going strong Debby Schamber

For The Record

Beverly Mire, the grandmother of Kree Harrison, recently went to Los Angeles, Calif. to watch her perform on American Idol. As the numbers of performers continues to dwindle, Harrison has made it to the top five and is still going strong. Each contestant sang two songs last Wednesday night. One theme was tunes from the Burt Bacharach/Hal David song book. The other theme was “A Song I Wish I Had Written.” Harrison put her own spin on “What the World Needs Now Is Love.” She started off somewhat slowly and picked up the pace as the song progressed. She hit some nice, solid notes throughout the performance and seemed relatively confident with the song. “She did really well,” Mire said. “It was beautiful.” American Idol judge, Keith Urban,

Beverly Mire, of Groves, grandmother of Kree Harrison, recently went to watch her granddaughter perform on American Idol.

said he felt Harrison’s “motherliness” when she sang. “You have a real genuine compassion for people,” he said, a “humanity” that really came through. Nicki Minaj agreed, but added that

Harrison’s style was also “hella cocky.” Mire attended the results show too and was elated when Harrison shared the top two spot with another contestant, Candice Glover, of South Carolina. Mire who met all of the contestants on American Idol stated, “they are one big happy family and really love one another.” Following the conclusion of the show, they will go out on tour. Mire said she is happy they get along so well. Harrison is no stranger to performing before an audience. During her first concert she ever attended, The Doobie Brothers, at eight years old, they called her on stage and she sang “listen to the music” with them. This was the first big crowd she had sang in front of and she knew she was hooked. Kree Harrison will need votes from Southeast Texans in addition to across


Mustangs Sprinters Face Area Challengers

Staff Report For The Record

Area investigators remain baffled by the explosive sound in Bridge City shortly after 8 p.m. Monday. A dispatcher with the Orange County Sheriff’s Office stated officers were searching all over areas of Bridge City and Orangefield. A Bridge City dispatcher stated it is still under investigation as to the cause and where it occurred. There were also reports of the sound being heard in parts of Groves and Port Arthur. Officials with the The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality said none of the plants in Orange and Jefferson Counties have reported any type of explosion Monday night. However, Motiva Enterprises LLC’s Port Arthur Refinery experienced a plantwide power failure Sunday as a result of an electrical malfunction at one of its electrical provider’s substations. As a result of the power outage, emissions and flaring occurred at the 600,000-barrela-day refinery’s alkylation unit, and each unit was brought back on line only when it was safe to do so.

The Dist. 21-3A Champion WOS Mustang track team will take on Dist. 22 contenders in the Region III area round at Dan R. Hooks Stadium on Thursday. Above: Colin Janice anchors the Mustang relay team as they take first in district last week. See Section B for more photos and results. RECORD PHOTO: Mark Dunn

SB 1265 affects local ESD board Debby Schamber For The Record

Orange County Emergency Serivce Districts could face changes on how their board of commissioners is chosen if Senate Bill 1265 passes in the near future. Currently, members of an emergency services district board are nominated by the

commissioner of their presiding precinct and then approved by the commissioners court of the county in which the ESD is located within. The Orange County Commissioners Court believes that the process for choosing ESD board members should rest upon the people being served within the precincts. C.S.S.B. 1265 changes current statute

to make ESD board members in Orange County elected rather than appointed, according to the Texas Legislature online. “Senate Bill 1265 will ensure members of the Emergency Service District (ESD) Board be chosen by the people they serve. Giving Orange County citizens the ability to vote for these important positions is

an excellent example of the democratic process. As you may know, ESDs are taxing entities and therefore should be elected, “ said Senator Robert Nichols. David Roberts, fire chief of the McLewis Fire Department, opposes the changes. “It’s not going to be a good


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Though timing of an improvised explosion device (IED) counterterrorism workshop by Homeland Security Wednesday in Orange County may seem in response of Monday’s bombing of the Boston Marathon, it has been in the planning for a year. Jeff Kelley, director of Orange County Emergency Management was reporting details of the planned exercise this week about 15 minutes before the Boston incident happened Monday. He said response to the workshop was so great; they had to limit the size of the event. There would be loud “booms” but nothing else, said Kelley. Since the Boston bombings had not happened yet, there wasn’t a concern to make sure the public knew about it. At press time, local police departments in Bridge City, Port Arthur and Groves, plus the Orange County Sheriff’s Department were still searching for information on an

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unexplained explosion that rocked Bridge City Monday night. The Counterterrorism workshop is being held today at the Orange County Convention and Expo Center from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., so the public should not be alarmed if they hear something that sounds like an explosion during those hours. The class is instructed by the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF). It will enhance the knowledge of law enforcement and public/private sector stakeholders by providing exposure to key elements of the IED threat, surveillance detection methods, and soft target awareness. “This workshop illustrates baseline awareness and prevention actions that reduce vulnerabilities to counter the threat along with information sharing resources to improve preparedness,” stated Kelley in a press release. “This workshop utilizes current tactics, techniques, and procedures of IED threats which improve critical infrastructure owners and operators understanding of new IED threats and the terrorist attack cycle.” In other business, commissioners signed a resolution requesting Baptist Orange

Hospital to continue offering saulted in their lifetime.” Kim Hanks, a forensic inobstetrics at the Orange facilterviewer at the Garth House ity. County Judge Carl for almost 22 years said, “UnThibodeaux said he would be fortunately we have seen alattending a meeting this week most 10,000 children come with hospital officials, local through our doors to be intermayors and other local lead- viewed at the Garth House.” ers hoping to convince Baptist She said, “Seventy-five percent of the mothers we Hospital Beaumont see were also sexuto reverse its decially abused.” Hanks sion. said these moth“It puts expecters never received ant mothers and any counseling and unborn children abuse tends to run at risk having to through families. travel outside the “We hope to break area for obstetrics,” that cycle one day.” said Thibodeaux. According to Hanks “It also makes it difficult to attract and Judge Thibodeaux about 20 percent of retain obstetricians and pedia- those children interviewed are tricians to this area to practice from Orange County. Dianne Wright, the exmedicine.” The court also issued sev- ecutive director of Court Aperal proclamations. April was pointed Special Advocates Asnamed as “Sexual Assault and sociation (CASA) stated there Awareness and Prevention is currently a shortage of volMonth” and “Child Abuse Pre- unteers. “When we’re short of volvention Month.” April 21-27, 2013 was de- unteers, our case managers clared “National Crime Vic- have to step out of their roles as case managers and act as tims’ Right Week.” “There is nothing warm CASA volunteers and that and fuzzy about what we do,” puts a lot of strain on our orsaid Cindy Fertitta, education ganization,” said Wright. “So coordinator at Rape and Sui- we really need volunteers.” She thanked commissioners cide Crisis of Southeast Texas. “One in four girls and one in for their continued support of six boys will be sexually as- the organization.

Stark Museum to present program, book signing by Denise Chávez The Stark Museum of Art in Orange, Texas, will host award-winning novelist, playwright, teacher, and performer Denise Chávez in Ultima: A Healer For Our Times, a presentation about Rudolfo Anaya’s novel Bless Me, Ultima at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 25. Chávez will talk about Anaya’s novel and the relevance of its message in the modern world. Drawing on her experience as a performer, she also will do a dramatic reading from the book. Chávez will present this program at the Lutcher Theater, located at 707 W. Main Avenue in Orange, Texas. A book signing and reception with light refreshments will follow at the Museum, located at 712 Green Avenue. Admission to the event is free to the public. For more information, visit “As we grow older and understand what life is about, the character of Ultima resonates with us more and more,” says Denise Chávez. “For me, Ultima represents the past generations. Thinking of her, I remember my mother, my aunt, my grandmother. In my presentation, I will explore Rudolfo Anaya’s classic character and the true meaning of her healing power.” Chávez is one of the leading authors documenting the unique culture of the Mexican-American border. Like author Rudolfo Anaya, Chávez draws on the traditions of storytelling and folk dramas in the Hispanic Southwest. Chávez is also the author of many books including, The Last of the Menu Girls, a collection of interconnected

coming of age stories. Chávez’s presentation will be in conjunction with the exhibition Wild Beauty: The New Mexico Setting, which is on view at the Museum through June 8, 2013. Visitors to the exhibition will see works by Southwestern artists, such as Ernest Martin Hennings, Joseph Henry Sharp, Ernest Leonard Blumenschein, Nicolai Fechin and Georgia O’Keeffe. To stress the connection with the novel, quotes from the book are placed in different sections of the exhibition, both in English and in Spanish. The Museum will also provide tours in Spanish upon request. The Museum Store has copies of Anaya’s Bless Me, Ultima and Chávez’s The Last of the Menu Girls for sale. One week prior to the Chávez presentation, Lutcher Theater and Stark Museum will offer a viewing of the film Bless Me, Ultima (Rated PG13) on Thursday, April 18, 2013, at 6:30 p.m. to take place at the Theater. This film is a turbulent coming-of-age story about a young boy, Antonio, growing up in New Mexico. When a mysterious curandera (healer) named Ultima comes to live with his family, she teaches him about the power of the spiritual world. Through a series of mysterious events, Antonio must grapple with questions about the nature of divinity and his own destiny. Free general admission tickets for this program are currently available at the Lutcher Theater Box Office in advance or on the day of the viewing. The film screening of Bless Me, Ultima and Chávez’s pre-

sentation Ultima: A Healer For Our Times are activities of the Southeast Texas Big Read. The Big Read is an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) designed to restore reading to the center of American culture. For more information about The Big Read activities, visit http:// Stark Museum of Art and Lutcher Theater are nonrecipient partners. Located at 712 Green Avenue in Orange, Texas, Stark Museum of Art is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Admission is free for STARK Cultural Venues members. Admission fees for the Stark Museum of Art are six dollars for adults; five dollars for seniors (age 65 and up), students (with ID), and youth (age 1017); two dollars for children (age 4-9); and free for toddlers (age 3 and under). Group tours are available by appointment. For more information, call 409.886.ARTS (2787) or visit

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Orange couple near Boston blast From Page 1

But, Brad Britnell quickly determined it was much more and far worse. Within a short time, the victims of the blast were brought into the tent for treatment. Amanda Britnell tried to contact her husband. Finally, a text was sent and she learned he was unharmed. Together they returned to their hotel. Amanda Britnell is no stranger to running. She finished 16th place in the Gusher half marathon in 2013 and won the same marathon in 2012. Her love of running was evident while at Lamar University in 2002-05 as a cross country and distance runner. She continued running and participated in two marathons in Houston before going to Boston. To be able to participate in the Boston Marathon was going to be a “special” event, Brad Britnell said. During a press conference Tuesday morning, officials said a multi-agency response including state and federal law enforcement agencies had been activated and investigating the cause of the explosions along the Boston Marathon route and elsewhere. Members of the FBI’s Boston Division and Boston Police Department have remained on-scene. The FBI has taken the lead in the investigation. The situation remains fluid, and it is still too early to establish the cause and motivation. The FBI has set-up 1-800-CALL-FBI (1-800225-5324), prompt #3, for anyone who has information, visual images, and/or details regarding the explosions along the Boston Marathon route and elsewhere. No piece of information or detail is too small, according to a press release from the FBI. The bombs that ripped through the crowd at the Boston Marathon, are said to have been were fashioned out of 6-liter pressure cookers and packed with shards of metal, nails and ball bearings to inflict maximum carnage. They were hidden in black duffel bags and left on the ground. However, investigators are unsure what was used to detonate the bombs.

The details on the apparently crude, but deadly explosives emerged as investigators appealed to the public for amateur video and photos that might yield clues. Richard DesLauriers, FBI chief agent in charge in Boston, vowed during the press conference, “we will go to the ends of the Earth” to find those responsible. Similar pressure-cooker explosives have been used in Afghanistan, India, Nepal and Pakistan, according to a July 2010 intelligence report by the FBI and Homeland Security. Also, one of the three devices used in the May 2010 Times Square attempted bombing was a pressure cooker, the report said. The Pakistani Taliban, which claimed responsibility for the 2010 attempt in Times Square, has denied any role in the Boston Marathon attack. Federal investigators said no one had yet claimed responsibility for the bombings. DesLauriers also said during the press conference, investigators had received “voluminous tips” and were interviewing witnesses and analyzing the crime scene. Boston Governor Deval Patrick added “contrary to earlier reports, no unexploded bombs were found.” Investigators concluded the press conference by repeatedly appealing for any video, audio and photos taken by marathon spectators, even images people might not think are significant. Boston Police Commissioner Edward Davis said investigators also gathered a large number of surveillance tapes from businesses in the area and intend to go through the videos frame by frame. Davis, added authorities had received “no specific intelligence that anything was going to happen” at the race. On Tuesday, he said that two security sweeps of the route had been conducted beforehand. “Our family is safe and we will continue to pray for all the victims,” Brad Britnell said.

Kree Harrison: American Idol From Page 1

America if she is going to remain a contestant on the popular FOX network series, American Idol. Harrison, 22, is a Southeast Texas native, but currently resides in Nashville. In the 8th grade she attended school in Bridge City before relocating to Woodville. Becoming a music star was always on her mind. Harrision went on The Rosie O’Donnell Show at eight years old and returned three more times. Lyric Street Records caught wind of this young talent and signed her at the age of 12. But it was short lived and due to creative differences she ended her relationship with the label. Harrison had a rough start to her life with the loss of her father in an airplane crash when

she was 12 years old. She was forced to face another tragedy when her mother died four years later. The singer took to song writing to express her emotions. Since her audition for American Idol she has had the judges clamoring for more. It seems like she has definitely made her mark on the fans but will need their votes. Kree Harrison’s family is thankful for everyone for their support and asking everyone to keep voting for Harrison so she can make it to the end and become the next American Idol. “People hear she is in the top two, but to keep her there, we need to vote,” Mire said. The shows airs 7 p.m. Wednesdays on Fox with the results of the voting being 7 p.m. Thursdays.

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thing,” Roberts said. ESD 4 already struggles to keep the fire department afloat. Roberts added, the McLewis and Mauriceville fire departments will merge and together serve as ESD 4. The remainder, Vidor - ESD 1, Bridge City - ESD 2, and Little Cypress -ESD 3 will remain the same. “It’s hard enough to find someone to do it free,” Roberts said. “New people who have had to pay for their campaign, may have to recoup their money by charging the ESD to attend meetings.” Becky Buffington, district administrator for ESD 2, said she too is opposed to the bill which is slated to only affect Orange County. However, Bridge City will be able to afford the costs associated with an election. But, is concerned with smaller districts. “By statute an ESD commissioner can make up to $3,000 per year,” Buffington said. In addition, by law the board has to have five members who live within the district, she said. Another issue Buffington brought to light is the fact the ESD 2 board is mostly made up of former firefighters who have a grasp of what it takes to run a fire department. Those who have not had any training may not realize the costs of fire trucks and equipment. “We are not for it either,” Buffington said of the bill. The bill is expected to pass and take effect Sept. 1. According to Buffington, this would force the ESD to hold an election by the end of the year for the seats. The bill states, “The changes in law made by this Act do not affect the entitlement of a commissioner of a board of emergency services commissioners serving on the board immedi-

ately before the effective date of this Act to continue to carry out the board’s functions for the remainder of the commissioner’s term.” Section B is “This Act does not prohibit a person who is a commissioner on the effective date of this Act and who was appointed under Section 775.034, Health and Safety Code, from running for election to the board if the person has the qualifications required for a member.” Section C is “A person serving as a member of a board of emergency services commissioners on the effective date of this Act who was appointed shall continue to serve until the election and qualification of a new commissioner for that position.” Furthermore, the bills states, in 2014, “the county judge of a county with an emergency services district shall establish an election to replace a commissioner appointed before the effective date of this Act as near as practicable to the date of the expiration of the appointed commissioner’s term. A commissioner elected under this subsection serves a two-year term but the successor serves a four-year term.” According to Buffington, the public hearing on the matter has already occurred and all they can do is hope for the best.

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




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Dan was a great, nice guy. May he rest in peace.

TERROR IN BOSTON REAWAKENS WORST FEARS On Patriots’ Day, the day that marks the beginning of United States independence, at the world famous Boston Marathon, two well placed Iraq-style bombs hurled shrapnel, jagged glass and ball bearings at marathon runners and onlookers. Over 180 people were injured, 17 critically and three killed. My guess is the bombs were the work of domestic terrorists, not the sophisticated plastic bombs of foreign terrorist groups. Like the other attacks, the bombings came as a surprise. How do you protect the 26 mile route of the marathon? It’s impossible to safeguard every place people gather. You can’t protect everything all the time. Even places full of weapons are vulnerable. Nidal Hasan proved that when he shot and killed 13 military personnel at Fort Hood. In 1995, the Oklahoma City bombing was done by homegrown terrorist Timothy McVeigh, the Atlantic Olympics, in 1998, was by a white supremacist. Since 9-11, the Heritage Foundation has counted more than 50 terrorists plots, 42 of them homegrown. We’ve had luck at foiling them. Six years ago, April 16, it was the campus of Virginia Tech. Last July a movie theater in Colorado and in December, an elementary school in Newtown, Conn., and now the finish line of the Boston Marathon. How do we wrap our heads around it. It is incomprehensible. I came up in a country where we feared only our foreign enemies, now we have to fear each other. American crack pots, hell bent on doing harm to America.*****A side bar: Mark Dunn picked up his daughter Jenna and grandchildren, 10 years old Nate and 5 year old Delilah at Houston Hobby Monday. They had arrived from Boston Logan airport. While in flight, the Boston bombing took place. Jenna had passed up a later flight for the early one. Good thing, because Boston was on lock down and they couldn’t have left that day. They will be spending spring break with the Dunn’s and will be joined later by Jenna’s husband Robby for a family reunion in Lafayette of Roy’s Cajun relatives. Also at the scene of the bombing in Boston were the Brittnel’s from Orange. Amanda ran in the marathon and Brad was a bystander. Will attacks in our future become inevitable, a way of life*****Gotta move on. Come along; I promise it won’t do you no harm. OIL FLOWING--JOBS GROWING When I read a recent report I was reminded of something our then congressman Kevin Brady had said after the BP oil release in the Gulf. Brady said the restrictions President Obama was putting on oil drillers in the Gulf will kill the oil industry and would cost 50,000 jobs right here in South East Texas. Of course Brady was protecting Big Oil, restrictions cost money to make wells safe. A state of energy report contradicts what congressman Brady projected. The industry now employs 976,000 workers in the U.S., 379,800 in Texas, 34,600 of those jobs added after restrictions. National average wage for oil and gas industry workers was $107,206 last year. Texas wages were $128,000 last year. Thirty-nine percent of oil and gas jobs are in Texas. Texas has 11,700 oil and gas businesses. Twenty-eight percent of businesses are based in Texas. Workers in oil and gas extraction earned the highest annualized average wage at $162,200 in 2012. That doesn’t sound like an industry that was going down the tube if restrictions to prevent oil spills and make wells safer was enacted. We are producing more oil and gas ever in our history. Beware when a politician hollers wolf. LIFE’S HEART BREAKS It’s always so distressing to me when a young person, full of life, is suddenly, without notice taken from us. I’m told there is no greater hurt than the loss of a child. We were deeply saddened to learn of the auto accident that took the life of 16-yearold Blair Nicole Ray last Thursday, April 11. She was the daughter of Lt. Tom Ray Jr., of the Orange County Sheriff’s Dept. and his former wife, Nichole Landry Sexton. I understand she also had lost a son, Tyler, in an auto accident. He was Lt. Ray’s stepson. Blair was from a large, loving family. She was also adored by her classmates and teachers at Port Neches-Groves and her co-workers at Market Basket. ***** Also killed in an auto accident Saturday on IH-10 was Brittany Lewis, 20, of Vidor. Four other passengers, ranging in age from 4 to 16 received only minor injuries. It’s life that is so uncertain and can be over so quickly. A constant worry to all parents anytime a youngster is on the road. Our deepest sympathies to both families. CONDOLENCES Our condolences to Margie Stephens and her family on the death of her dad, Dan Redding, 74, who died Saturday in Winchester, Ky. Dan was retired from the West Orange School District. A native of Kentucky he moved back after the death of his wife, Margie’s mother. Harry and Margie had just returned from Kentucky and his death came sooner than she had expected. Service will be held Thursday in Kentucky.

TURNING BACK THE HANDS OF TIME 10 Years Ago-2003 Attorney Louis Dugas says, “You know you need a new lawyer when the prosecution team sees who your lawyer is and high-fives each other.”*****On a sad note, Mary Leigh Slaugher, 17, was killed in a auto accident April 10. Her 15 years old sister Kayla received massive injuries and is in Children’s Hospital. They are the daughters of Judy and Randy. Bill Tillman is the girl’s granddad.*****A benefit barbecue for Bubba Ritter will be held Saturday, April 19 to help cover his funeral expenses.*****Louis B. “Chubby” Blanchard, 74, died Sunday, April 13. He was retired from Texaco and the Orangefield resident was a member of the Cajun French Music Association. Services at St. Helen Catholic Church, 2 p.m., Tuesday, April 15.*****The Opportunity Valley News, born on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17, 1971, came to its death April 9, 2003. The newspaper, founded by Roy Dunn, was sold to Cox Enterprise on Dunn’s birthday June 5, 1980. The first issue of the OVN featured on the front page a photo sport’s editor Pete Runnels presenting Texas All American Steve Worster with a painting of number 30 running the ball. The painting was by artist Virginia Gilbeaux. (Editor’s note: It was a great painting. I wonder if it was lost with Ike. So many art works and collectibles went the way of that great storm.)*****Bridge City cancels election. The three council members unopposed are Place 1, Kirk Roccaforte; Place 2, George Navarro; Place 3, H.N. “Moe” Litton. 35 Years Ago-1978 Shelia Beeson makes history by becoming the first woman elected to a city council in Orange County. Shelia was elected at Rose City last Saturday.*****Lannie McMillon rolled a perfect 300 game She is on the Ball and Chain Bowling team.*****Bridge City/Orangefield Community Center holds mock beauty pageant. Bill Dryden, “Miss Willowy Willoment,” was crowned queen. Jess, “Jessia Just Luscious” Freemont, was runner-up. Other brave contestants were Bobby Cormier, Fred Broussard, J. Lawson, Gene Edgerly, Jim O’Cliff, Hank Eckhardt and Lawrence Helton. Richard Corder was Master of Ceremonies.*****Attorney Louis Dugas is traveling Texas teaching at seminars on Texas Law.*****West Orange native Dolores Cantu is featured in “Modern Screen” magazine. She appears in a movie, as well as a television series. She appeared in “Saturday Night Fever” and “Class of 1967.” She is a 1968 grad of West Orange High.*****Jo Amodeo and artist Tim Finnell were top winners in the Art League’s art show. Jo took top amateur category. Tim won as best professional for a pen and ink of the old Stark home.*****The Orange Yacht Club features Jesse Domingue, a multi-talented artist.*****Pat Garrett has been appointed district coordinator for the 1978-79 Projects Division of Pilot International. Mrs. Garrett served as local club president in 1972 and 1975. She has played a major role in developing programs for Pilot Clubs throughout Texas. She is a member of the Volunteer Association for Retarded Children, past state president for Jaycettes, past president of March of Dimes. She will attend her 10th annual Pilot International convention at Washington, D.C. in July. She is married to G.L. “Red” Garrett. (Editor‘s note: Both Pat and Red are now gone.)*****Judge Don Burgess, 260th district court judge serves free gumbo at Old Timer’s Pavilion. (Editor’s note: That was the last time Burgess gave anything away free.)*****Don Kachtik, county extension agent and Dr. Jim Davis, state fishery specialist, run the crawfish traps at Amos Roy’s farm in Mauriceville. Roy has four demonstration crawfish ponds.*****Monthly supper club gathers. Ace and Jo Amodeo were hosts. The group took in Chez OCA Restaurant in Lake Charles. Attending were Bill and Martha Hughes, Louis and Beth Dugas, Corky and Betty Harmon, James and Janet Fontenot, Beverly and Wilson Roberts, Bob and Doris Jones, Roy and Phyllis Dunn and Mike and Terri Pasternak.****Harold and Sheila Beeson host a gathering at their Rose City pad. Unique artistic people attended. Gordon and Diane Baxter, along with baby Jenny, Betty Em and Bernard Giarratano, Don and Patsy Jacobs, Earl Newlin, John Palmer, Dennis and Lynn Hall, Jerry Wright, Bill McKay and a dozen or so others. BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK Joseph Taylor, Janice Todora, Jane Istre, Jessica Christiansen, Kaylie Byrd, Natalie Miller, Rachel Fowler, Ronnie Haymon, Shelby Bickham, Shelby Sellers, Steve Evans, Whitney Anderson, Cheryl Puntes, Matthew Franklin, Megan Waguespack, Grant Mott, Emily Gilson, Barbara Sarver, Dustin Gibbs, Shirley Bonnin, Mandi Chesson, John Fuss, Cheryl Patterson, Maurelle McDonald, Ryan Ferguson, Bill Nickum, Brad Williams, Theresa Lieby, Bill Broussard, Beverly Raymer, Donna Wiegreffe, Emory Webb, Ken Brown, Becky Atkins, Belinda Norman, Benjamin Ezell, Baylor Trantham, Don McFarlane, Bonnie Short, Joy McNamara, Courtney Williams, Dana Hill, Virginia McNair, James Corley, Christian Dubose, Marshall Myers, Scott Fisher, Madeline Harper, Michael Harper, Jr., Joseph Jackson, Allison Rendall, Adrienne Colletti Platt, Amelia Hollier, Brandon Fisher, Glen Prince, Lacy Rutledge, Jason Smalley, Linda Robinson, Nancy Rendall, Paul Zoch, Samantha Briggs, Jeremie Breaux and Kathie Stephson. A FEW HAPPENINGS The big crawfish festival at Mauriceville is coming up this weekend starting Friday till Sunday. It’s a fun weekend for the entire family. Plenty of food, games, rides and entertainment. Y’all come.*****Speaking of Mauriceville, Nova Dee Strickland was out of the house early Saturday morning. I bet there was a great garage sale somewhere and she wanted to be the early bird.*****Warren Claybar is a first time farmer. He planted his garden on Friday and the three inch rain blew in Wednesday night. Warren was up past midnight worrying about his new crop being washed away. The garden survived and Warren is looking forward to his first crop.*****I assure you that mosquitoes are coming. If you’re planning outdoor activities in the next few weeks, I suggest you call Cindy, Donna or Marty at Pestco. They will spray your yard with good smelling herbs that will keep the “Skeeters” away for five to six weeks and beyond.*****Things have really tightened up in District-AAA high school baseball. The B.C. Cards trav-

eled to Silsbee Saturday and after having a four run lead, the Cards lost 5-4 in a Silsbee walk off win. The two teams will likely face each other again to determine Dist. 21-AAA championship. They have beaten each other once, the only loss for each team.*****A few folks celebrating their special day. On April 17, Ms. Cheryl Puntes marks another birthday as does Janice Todora, Jane Istre, Ronnie Haymon and Shelby Bickham.***April 18, Grant Mott and Emily Gilson will celebrate.***April 19, our buddy Dustin “Dusty” Gibbs reaches his 29th. He’s our “Girl Friday” Nicole Gibbs’ “Old Man.”***Also celebrating birthdays on this day are Shirley Bonnin and our friend of many years, insurance man Bill Nickum, one of the great guys we’re honored to know.***On April 20, a beautiful lady, retired school teacher Beverly Burgess Raymer, Jody’s better half and the youngest of Ms. Pearl Burgess’ three daughters will be a year older.***Joy Simmons McNamara and Christian Simonton, the son of Joy, grandson of Joyce and John Dubose and a senior at Bridge City High were born on April 21.***Also on this day in 2010, Mickey McNamera, 76, was murdered at his insurance office.***On April 22, the lovely Adrienne Colletti Platt, a photographer married to Joey, is a year older.***On April 23, Rev. Paul Zoch, Glen Prince and Jason Smalley all celebrate birthdays.***Our friends Lou and Kathy Garriga celebrate their 53rd anniversary on April 23. Congrats and best wishes.*****Bob Jack Perry, the state’s largest contributor to Republican candidates and PAC’s, died Saturday in Houston at the age of 80. He came from humble beginnings in rural Bosque County. He founded Perry Homes in Houston in 1967. It is one of the largest home builders in the nation. Perry was also third on the list of super donors and was Rick Perry’s largest donor. He leaves behind a wife and four grown children.*****I have nothing but kind words for Ronnie Terrell’s Tree Service. They do a good job at reasonable cost. They also clean up the mess and haul it off. These lumber jacks are real experts.*****I got an email from our friend Debora. She has a word of advise. She says men have two emotions, hungry and horny. So if you see a gleam in your man’s eye make him a sandwich.*****I hear our friend attorney Jim Sharon Bearden has proposed to pretty Cassie Caillouet and she said yes.*****Jenna Bush Hager, one of the Bush twins made George W. and Laura grandparents Saturday. Born in New York, they named the baby girl Margaret Laura Mila Hager, after her grandmothers.*****Sen. Marco Rubio appeared on every Sunday news show, ABC-NBC-CBS-CNN and FOX. Do you suspect he is running for something?*****Gun background check vote goes to the U.S. Senate this week. It takes 50 votes to pass. The NRA has threatened any legislature who votes for it, despite 88 percent of Americans supporting it. My guess is it may pass Senate and fold in the Congress.*****County Clerk Karen Jo Vance was nominated as “County Clerk of the Year,” last Thursday in Huntsville. She did not win but was thrilled and pleased to be nominated two years in a row.*****The West Orange Stark Elementary inventions Robotics team took third place at the state competition. They competed against third to eighth graders. The team consists of Ethan Estrada, Victoria Vela and Nicholas Provost.*****The Democratic Party will meet Thursday, April 18, 6 p.m. at Robert’s Steakhouse. Party chairman Mark Carter urges all Democrats to come to this very important meeting.*****Faith is gone. I wait all day for Sunday night, not for the football game but for Faith Hill to do her thing. Now I learn she won’t do Sunday night rock anymore. What a shame. CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS Jennifer Garner, 41, and Victoria Beckham, 38, were born April 17.***On April 18, Conan O’Brien will be 50 and America Ferrera, 29.***Ashley Judd will be 45 on April 19, James Franco, 35 and Kate Hudson, 34.***Carmen Electra will be 39 on April 20 and Joey Lawrence will be 37.***Tony Romo will be 33 on April 21 and Tony Danza will be 62.***Jack Nicholson will be 76 on april 22 and Ryan Stiles, 54.***Michael Moore will be 59 on April 23; George Lopez, 52 and Lee Majors, 74. CAJUN STORY OF THE WEEK A long time ago, during World War Twice, I ever will forget dat me, I was in Kaplan, Looziana, about 10 or nine mile from a li’l town wat dey call Abbeville. A whole bunch of us mens and boys too were in Leblanc’s bar and saloon havin’ a meeting, us., drinking buttermilk, wen Clovis Abshire, him, came runnin in an he say, “Hurry! Hurry! We got to leave here rat now, us. Me, I just hear on da raydio dat dem German was all over Abbeville, dem. Com on, let’s got ourselves outta here.” “Wait jus’ a minute, Clovis, slow down. Dat’s not Abbeville, Looziana no; dat’s Abbeville, France, wat Abbeville in Looziana was name after,” Alcid Thibodaux say. Boy, everybody say poo-yai, wit’ relief dem, and sat demself back down to start de meeting over again. “I feel so sorry fo dem Frenchman, me. I don’t know what to did,” Harry leBoeuf say. “Not me, no” Otis Mouton piped up. “I ain’t got no sympathize for dem no. Dem crazy fool never should have left Looziana and gone over dere in de first place.” C’EST TOUT Our girl Kree Harrison, on American Idol, will perform Wednesday night to make it to the top four. Last week Kree was in the top two. Should she make it through this week, she will reach my prediction when the show started that she would be in the final three. This girl could win it all. She’s had great support from South East Texas. She attended school in Bridge City as an eighth grader and was a member of the Cardinal Singers. American Idol will visit the Dam B, Woodville area where Kree spent ten years as a child. It is very important to vote for Kree Wednesday. It could mean her staying in the competition or going home.*****Gold has the worst drop in 30 years. In 2001, gold was $255 an ounce and had gone as high as $1,900 an ounce in 2011. Silver got tarnished as well, falling to $23.36 an ounce. Rumors swirled about what caused gold to tumble, from selling by the Central Bank of Cyprus to a seller dumping 53,000 gold futures. Each future is worth 100 ounces of gold. Traders worry that other European countries might start dumping their gold reserves.*****You don’t want to miss next week’s issue of the Penny or County Record. This newspaper will be great one. Gotto go. Thanks for your time, take care and God bless.

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Community Bulletin Board BCHS Project Grad hosts beauty pageant The Bridge City High School Project Graduation will be hosting its annual “Miss Cardinal Cutie Mock Beauty Pageant” at 7 p.m. on April 18 at the Bridge City Community Center. Their lovely “ladies” will include members of Bridge City’s City Council and School Board, and Senior Parents. Admission is $5 per person.

LCMCID Community Forums set for April 18 Little Cypress-Mauriceville CISD will hold two Community Forums to acquaint the public with details of how the proposed bond election funds would be used. The final meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. on April 18, in the Little Cypress Junior High Cafeteria. These meeting are open to the public and are an excellent way for voters to inform themselves about the upcoming bond election.  Renderings and floor plans of proposed campus changes can be viewed on the District website at Patrons may also take a tour of any of the facilities by calling the campus and making an appointment for a tour. Questions should be directed to Superintendent Dr. Pauline Hargrove or Assistant Superintendent Greg Perry at 409-883-2232.

Red Hot Flashers to meet The Red Hot Flashers of Orange, Texas, will meet at 11:30 a.m. on April 18, at the Sunset Grove Country Club for their regular monthly meeting. There are no birthdays this month. An additional meeting will be held at 10:30 a.m. on April 10, 2013, at Madame Rebecca’s home. This is to celebrate winning a first place in the Christmas Tree contest at Shangri La. There will be pizza and refreshments. All ladies are welcome. For additional information, call 409-886-1609.

Fraternal Order of Eagles upcoming activities The Fraternal Orders of Eagles, Sabine Aerie 2523, located at 803 N 28th St, Orange, is having their monthly barbecue on Thursday, April 18. The menu includes chicken quarters, green beans, potato salad, bread, cookie and trimming at $7 a plate. Dine in, pick up or delivery is offered. For more information or to place an order contact Sharon Bodin at 719-7793, leave a message at 886-7381 or fax 886-9725. The charity fair for the Fraternal Order of Eagles is being held from 11 a.m. to midnight Saturday, April 27 at The VFW on N. Hwy 87 in Orange. A motorcycle show will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Everyone is invited to enter their bike. A prize for first, second and third places. Jivin Gene and Ken Marvel will preform from 8 p.m. to midnight. For more information contact Sharon Bodin at (409) 719-7793.

BCE Kindergarten Early Registration Early registration for Bridge City Elementary’s Kindergarten classes will be held through to April 19. Children must be 5 years old on or before Sept. 1, 2013. A state certified legal birth certificate, up-to-date immunization record, the child’s social security card, parent/guardian driver’s license and proof of residency (electric bill, water bill, rental or lease agreement; cell phone bills and cable bills will not be accepted). This will be the only time for teacher request for all grades. For more information, please call 409-735-0900.

welcome to attend. Those interested in attending are asked to RSVP by contacting Wayland Payne at 409-886-2548.


Bridge City Strutter Clinic set for April 20

The Bridge City Strutters will be hosting a dance workshop for Pre-K through eighth grade students. It will be held from 8:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 20 at the Bridge City High School Gym. The Bridge City Strutters Dance/Drill Team will teach participants stretch technique and a jazz dance. Participants are invited to dance in the Strutters Spring Revue on Saturday, May 4 at the Lutcher Theater in Orange. The cost is $35, which includes a “Future Strutter” t-shirt and Spring Revue ticket. Registration deadline is Monday, April 15. For more information, contact any Strutter, or call Amy at 719-6186.

LIT Allied Health depart. to host open house The Department of Allied Health & Sciences at Lamar Institute of Technology will host an open house from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. On Saturday, April 20 at the Multi-Purpose Center at 802 E. Lavaca. The event will feature all the programs located in the department: Child Care & Development; Dental Hygiene; Diagnostic Medical Sonography; Diagnostic Cardiac Sonography; Health Information Technology; Radiologic Technology; Nurse Aide; Occupational Safety & Health; Pharmacy Technician; and Respiratory Care. Hands-on activities and demonstrations for programs will provide insight into each career. Attendees will be able to visit labs and talk to instructors as well as current students and alumni. The LIT financial aid department as well as its distance education department will be available to answer any questions.This event is open to anyone who may be interested in pursuing a career in health care. For more information, call (409) 880-8845.


by Pearl Burgess

(Dedicated to all the West Orange High School Chiefs) Have you seen the purple all over town? The Chiefs are coming from all around, A Pow Wow is planned under the big oak trees A gathering of the tribe that will surely please. We’ll turn the pages of our sacred Totem Pole And laugh how we’ve gone from the young to the old, We’ll remember our teachers, classmates, and friends And tell each other stories and laugh to the end. We’ll honor the fallen with a silent prayer But know in our hearts they’ll always be there, We’ll proudly chant, “Go, Chiefs, Fight!” That led us to victory on a Friday night. We’ll drift back in time to those exciting years When life was so carefree without many fears, We’ll cherish the memories with tears in our eyes Knowing our Chief’s Purple Pride will never die.

OC AgriLife activities for April, May and June The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension of Orange County is holding a series of classes in April called Agriculture in April. The topics in this series will be Livestock and Bees and CEU’s will be offered for attending. Here is a breakdown of the dates and titles: Tuesday, April 23 - Beekeeping and Honey Production Tuesday, April 30 - What Makes my Home a Farm?...Understanding Purposes and Requirements for Agricultural Land Exemptions. All of the classes will be held at 6:00 pm at the Mauriceville Community Center. Sponsors for this program are Texas A&M AgriLife Extension of Orange County, the Lower-Sabine Neches SWD and Foskey Veterinary Clinic. Please call the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension office if you are interested so we can plan for the class materials at 409-882-7010. May: Classes in May will be called Keeping Your Plants Healthy! There will be seven CEU’s offered, including hours in Integrated Pest Management, for attending all classes. The classes will be held on Tuesdays: May 7, May 14, May 21 and May 28. The topics that will be covered will include: Weeds, Beneficial Insects and Insect Pests, Other Health Challenges in the Environment, Fungal Diseases on Plants, and Integrated Pest Management and Pesticide Uses. All of the classes will be held at 6 p.m. at the Mauriceville Community Center with a cost of $30 per person. Please call the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension office if you are interested so we can plan for the class materials at 409882-7010. June: Diabetes classes will be offered in June are will be called: Do Well, Be Well with Diabetes Education Classes. These classes are for Adults with Type 2 Diabetes. Classes will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., once a week for eight weeks and will be held on Tuesdays: June 4, 11, 18; July 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30. It is important to attend all classes to receive the full educational benefit. Classes will be held at First Baptist Church on Dayton in West Orange. $20 per person with scholarship available. Participants must call Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Office 882-7010 to reserve seating.

Lutcher Stark 1953, 1955 class reunion The Lutcher Stark High School classes of 1953 and 1955 will host a reunion Friday, April 19 and Saturday, April 20 at the Sunset Grove Country Club, located at 2200 West Sunset Drive in Orange. Any classmates who graduated in the 1950’s are


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Orange County Church Directory First Baptist Church Orangefield 9788 F.M. 105 Orangefield, 409-735-3113 Pastor Forrest Wood Sun.: Bible Study - 9:30 a.m., Worship Service - 10:30 a.m., Evening Worship- 6:30 p.m. Wed.: Midweek Meal- 5:30 p.m., Praise & Prayer - 6:30 p.m. Youth & Children Activities, 7:15 p.m. - Choir Practice Email:

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

First United Methodist Church Orange 502 Sixth Street 886-7466 8 a.m. - Worship in Chapel 9 a.m. - Celebration Service in Praise Center 10 a.m. - Sunday School for all ages 11 a.m. - Worship in Sanctuary 5 p.m. - UMYF & Kids Pastor: Rev. John Warren Director of Music & Fine Arts: Doug Rogers Organist: Justin Sanders Director of Youth and Christian Education: Allisha Bonneaux

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

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church 945 W. Roundbunch Road Bridge City, TX 77611 409-735-4573 - Church 409-988-3003 - Pastor Paul Zoch Worship Services: Traditional - 9 a.m. Sunday School: 10:15 a.m. Contemporary: 11 a.m. Wednesdays (Young & Young @ Heart) Potluck: 6 p.m. Fun, Games, Singing & Bible Study: 7 p.m. The Little Church with a Big Heart.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Services at 9 a.m. 6108 Hazelwood 409-779-9039

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Living Word Church Hw 87 & FM 1006, Orange 409-735-6659 Samuel G.K. - Pastor Joseph Samuel - Asst. Pastor Sun. Service - 10 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wed. Service - 7 p.m. Come As You Are!

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: Rebekah Spell 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”

First Christian Church of Orangefield 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

Cowboy Church of Orange County 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!

Deaths and Memorials Blair Nichole Ray Orange/Groves

Blair Nichole  Ray,  16,  of  Orange  and  Groves,  passed  away  suddenly  on  T h u r s d a y ,  April  11,  2013  in an auto accident in Orange.   Services  to  honor  Blair’s  life  were  held  Tuesday,  April  16,  at  the Bridge City United Pentecostal  Church,  2056  West  Roundbunch Road in Bridge City, with  the  Rev.  J.  W.  Harrell,  pastor  of  the  church,  the  Rev.  Murry  Ray,  Blair’s Uncle, and Chaplain Mike  Eaves  with  the  Orange  County  Sheriff  Department    officiating.  Ms. Tanya Goldbeck also spoke.  Rite  of  Committal  and  Interment  followed  services  in  Autumn  Oaks  Memorial  in  Orange  where she was laid to rest next to  her brother, Tyler Brent Landry.   Blair  was  born  on  April  18,  1996 to her parents, Nichole Michelle (Landry) Ray and Thomas  Doyle Ray Jr. in Port Arthur. She  was  a  junior  at  Port  Neches  –  Groves High School, she worked  as a cashier at Market Basket in  Port  Neches  and  she  enjoyed  socializing with her friends. Blair  will be remembered as a creative  spirit who enjoyed photography,  art, writing poetry and riding her  horses.    She  will  be  most  remembered  for  her  giving  nature  and  her  smile  which  would  light  up any room.   Blair  is  preceded  in  death  by  her  brother,  Tyler  Brent  Landry;  her  maternal  great  grandparents,  Eula  and  Chester  Landry  and  her  paternal  great  grandfathers, Murry Romero and Thomas Otis Ray.  Those  who  will  most  cherish  her  memory  are  her  father,  Tom  Ray  and  wife,  Mariah  of  Orange; mother, Nichole Sexton  of  Groves;  paternal  grandparents,  Thomas  and  Connie  Ray 

of Bridge  City;  maternal  grandfather,  Bill  Landry  and  wife,  Joann  of  Beaumont;  maternal  grandmother,  Darlene  Vance  of  Little  Cypress;  paternal  great  grandmothers, Joyce Romero of  Bridge  City  and  Pauline  Ray  of  West  Orange;  maternal  grandmother,  Violet  Christine  Vance  of Little Cypress; sisters, Carley  Sexton  of  Groves  and  Ashleigh  Sexton  of  Nederland;  brothers,  Justin  Blake  Ray  of  Little  Cypress,  Clayton  Sexton  of  Kirbyville  and  Alex  Knapp  of  Little  Cypress.    Blair  is  also  survived  by  numerous  aunts,  uncles,  cousins,  extended  family  and  friends.   The  Ray,  Sexton  and  Landry  families  wish  to  thank  all  of  the  people and friends who have given their support during this time.   Services  are  under  the  direction  of  Dorman  Funeral  Home  in Orange. Friends may sign the  register  and  leave  condolences  for the family at

Victor W. Herm Jr. Formerly of Orange Victor W.  Herm  Jr.,  69,  passed  away  on  April  4,  2013  after  a  c ou r ag e ou s  battle  with  multiple  Myeloma.  He  was  a  graduate  of  St.  Mary’s  High  School  in  Orange,  Lamar  University  in  Beaumont  and was a veteran of the United  States Army. He  was  preceded  in  death  by  his  parents,  Victor  W.  Herm  Sr.  and Catherine Meehan Herm. He was a resident of Lakeland  Fla.  and  is  survived  by  Ginger  Herm  Funk;  son  Victor  Herm  III;  granddaughter  Taegan  Herm;  sister  Mary  Catherine  Orgeron  and  her  husband  Dan,  and  Barbara  Womack  and  husband  Bobby.


BRIEFS BUNCO night at St. Mary’s Parish Hall BUNCO Night sponsored by the Catholic Daughters Court of St. Cecilia will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 24, in the St. Mary’s Parish Hall. All are welcome to join us for snacks, fun & prizes. A $5 offering is requested.

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

Ava Joy Thorn Gilliam Orange Ava Joy  Thorn Gilliam,  85,  of  Orange  passed  away April 14,  2013.   A  visitation  will  be  held  from  5  to  7  p.m.  Wednesday,  April  17,  at  Claybar  Funeral  Home.  A  funeral  service  will  be  at  11  a.m.  Thursday, April 18, at First United Methodist Church in Orange,  with  the  Rev.  John  Warren  officiating.  Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.  Joy was born in Joaquin, Texas on Jan. 20, 1928. She moved  to Orange and met her husband  James D. Gilliam during the time  she  worked  as  a  beautician.  After  their  wedding  in  1947  she  managed the family owned convenience stores. She was a faithful member of First United Methodist Church of Orange for over  66  years.    During  that  time,  she  was  active  in  the  Fidelis  Women’s  Sunday  School  class  and  served  on  the  Alter  Guild.  She  loved to play bridge and enjoyed  the many groups that she played  with over the years. She loved to  travel  and  spend  time  with  her  family.  She  was  a  loving  wife,  mother,  grandmother,  aunt  and  friend who will be missed dearly. Her parents and her husband,  James  D.  Gilliam,  former  mayor  of  Orange,  and  her  brother  Herbert  Thorn,  preceded  her  in  death. She is survived by her daughter Nancy Gilliam Byers and sonin-law  Cecil  Byers,  of  Orange,  and son, Jimmy Gilliam, and wife  Tracey Gilliam of Beaumont; her  grandsons  Christopher  Byers  of  Houston,  Dalton  and  Zach  Gilliam  of  Beaumont;  and  her  granddaughter  Sarah  Byers  of 

Houston.   Pallbearers  will  be  Stephen  Lee,  Oliver  Seastrunk,  Chris  Byers,  Mark  Turpin,  Larry  Smith  and Herb Thorn.  Honorary pallbearers are Henry Seals, Johnny  Hart, Frank Shuman and Charles  Gonzalez.   In  lieu  of  flowers,  memorial  donations may be made to First  United  Methodist  Church  of  Orange.

Vern Lee Storey Bridge City

Vern  Lee  Storey,  age  84  of  Bridge  City  passed  away on Sunday  April  14,  2013  at  the  Dubuis  Hospital  in  Port  Arthur.  A  visitation  will  be  on  from  5  to 8 p.m. Friday, April 19, Clayton  Thompson Funeral Home, located at 5200 39th Street in Groves.  A funeral service to be held at 10  a.m. on Saturday, April 20 at the  funeral home with burial to follow  at 1:30 p.m. at the Holton Cemetery in Beech Grove, Texas. Vern  was  born  on  March  5,  1929  in  Port  Arthur  to  George  and  Minnie  Anderson  Storey.  Vern  was  a  life  long  resident  of  the  Southeast  Texas  area,  primarily  Port  Arthur  and  Bridge  City.  He  retired  from  Texaco  as  a  locomotive  engineer  with  35  years  of  service.  Vern  also  served our country as a member  of  the  U.S.  Air  Force  and  U.S.  Navy with 35 years of service. He  was a member of the First Baptist Church in Bridge City. Vern  was  preceded  in  death  by his parents; son Joe Langston  Sr.; brothers, Floyd R. Storey Sr.,  George R. Storey Jr.; and sister,  Geneva G. Bishop.  He is survived by his wife Betty  Sue  Wilson  Langston  Storey 

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

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

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of Bridge City; sons Gary Storey Sr. of Maryland, Douglas and his wife Dawn Storey of Jacksonville, Fla.,Chad and his wife Amy Langston and Brad Langston both of Bridge City; daughter, Vicki and her husband Skipper Nixon of Bridge City; grandchildren, Joe Langston Jr., Monica and husband Mark Biggs, Jennifer Nixon, Allison Nixon, Merri Anne Nixon, Laren Storey, Christopher Storey, Helen Storey, Gary Storey Jr., Stephanie Storey; and seven great grandchildren.

Harold Drexel Acord Hartburg Harold Drexel Acord Sr., 79, of Hartburg, passed away T h u r s d a y, April 11, 2013 at his residence after an illness. Services to honor his life were held Monday, April 15, at the United Pentecostal Church in Deweyville with the Rev. Prentice Burks and the Rev. Michael Orange and the Rev. Darrell Orange, officiating. Rite of Committal and Interment followed services at the Deweyville Cem-

etery in Deweyville. Harold was born on July 24, 1933 in Ashdown, Ark. to his parents, Maxine Laverne (Pierce) Acord and William Roy Acord. He lived in the Deweyville – Hartburg area since 1951, he was a member of the United Pentecostal Church in Deweyville, he worked and retired as a process operator at the Exxon-Mobil Chemical Company in Beaumont. He enjoyed playing his twin neck Steel Guitar, he enjoyed traveling, especially to Branson, Mo. where he visited with many of the Steel Guitar players there. Most important to him in life was spending time with his family, where he enjoyed watching his grandchildren and great grandchildren playing and enjoying life, especially sports. Harold was preceded in death by his parents; his grandson, Jacob Burks; his granddaughter, Peyton Burks and his sister, Sharon Doyle. Those who will most cherish his memory are his loving wife of 47 years, Mrs. Velma Acord of Hartburg; daughters, Cheryl Lewis and husband, Lou of Kirbyville and Antoinette “Toni” Davis and husband, J.P. of Hartburg; sons, Harold Acord Jr. and wife Maggie of Kirbyville, Darryl Acord of Kirbyville, Harry Burks and wife Melissa of Buna, Daniel Burks and wife Becky of

Buna, Mark Burks and wife Tina of Buna and the Rev. Prentice Burks and wife Teresa of Mount Pleasant; his grandchildren, Brandi Holt, Christie Moss, Bryant Burks, James Burks, Brandon Burks, Casey Burks, Ashley Williams, Aleisha Bornette, Rodney Burks, Nathan Burks, Tanner Burks, Trey Acord, Shane Lewis, Karli Davis, Bryceson Davis, Amber Aycock, Stephanie Lewis, Kaycee Lewis and Sandie Acord; 20 great grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews and extended family. Bryceson Davis, Rodney Burks, Nathan Burks, Brandon Burks, Tanner Burks, Bryant Burks, James Burks, James Burks, Casey Burks and Harold Acord Jr. served as pallbearers. The Acord family wishes to thank Dr. James Jones and staff, the staff of Advantage Plus Home Health Care and the staff of River City Hospice for the care given to Mr. Acord during his final days. Services are under the direction of Dorman Funeral Home in


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Hazel Broussard Adkins Orangefield Hazel Broussard Adkins, 87, of Orangefield, passed away Friday, April 12, 2013, at Harbor Hospice in Beaumont. Funeral services will be held privately. Born in Lafayette, La., on March 27, 1926, Hazel was the daughter of Romelus Broussard and Amedia Mouton. She is survived by her husband, Harold Adkins of Orangefield; daughters, Linda Laughlin of Orangefield and Juanita Starnes and husband, Jimmy of Baytown; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and her brother Alex Broussard.


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The wind was blowing a little harder out of the south than I would have liked when I lowered the troll motor over the bow. After asking my clients whether they preferred a casting or spinning combination I handed each of them a rod with a five inch tail tied on the business end and returned to the front deck. Much to my surprise they just stood there looking as though I had armed them with a Snoopy combo. “Are all of these reels filled with mono or fluorocarbon,” the Dad asked dejectedly as his son put his rod back in the rack and stowed away his jacket. “We don’t fish with anything but braid.” Neither do I for the most part, but I am generally reluctant to hand a client a reel filled with braid that opted to fish with my rods rather than his own. As sold as I am on the benefits of using braid it is not exactly userfriendly for folks that don’t fish a lot. While I am convinced that braided line affords the user a decided edge it can also be counter-productive if every other cast results in a backlash! Do not think for one second that line problems cannot be a show-stopper. It can be everything from a line that is too heavy for the application to a spool of line with too much memory to even cast. In this instance, as my clients quickly pointed out, fishing with mono felt like fishing with a rubber band after fishing only braid for a long period of time and SEE COLBURN PAGE 5B


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Shavontae Thomas carries the baton for the WOS Lady Mustang relay team during Dist. 21-3A compition on Thursday. RECORD PHOTOS: Mark Dunn

Colin Janice takes the hand-off from Tomarcus Fontenot as the WOS Mustang relay team takes first place in Dist. 21-3A RECORD PHOTOS: Mark Dunn

LCM Lady Bear freshman Brooke Manuel advances in two events by placing second in the 1600M with a time of 5:45 and third in the 800M with a time of 2:31. RECORD PHOTO

Chrislyn Janice and Mercedes Fezia finish in the lead for the West Orange-Stark Lady Mustangs. RECORD PHOTO: Mark Dunn

Orange County track winners

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Girls 800

4. Tre’sha Bonton, Bridge City 18.16

1. Becca DeLord, H-F 2:26.08 2. Kaitlin Adams, Bridge City 2:30.82 3. Mercedes Fezia, WO-S 2:32.76 4. Morgan Worthy, Orangefield 2:33.62

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Girls 1,600 1. Katelyn Potter, Bridge City 5:42.37 2. Sarah Foster, Buna 5:44.40 3. Kaitlin Adams, Bridge City 5:45.67 4. Bethany Vizena, H-F 5:49.04 Girls 100 hurdles 1. Brandy Ehrlich, Orangefield 17.44 2. Kati Thornton, Bridge City 17.87 3. Alanna Blanchard, H-F 18.14

1. Kelsue Moulder, Buna 49.43 2. Brandy Ehrlich, Orangefield 50.80 3. Jolie Bayse, H-F 51.36 4. Brittany LaLonde, H-F 51.37 Girls 400 relay 1. Silsbee Natassja Hudson, Cymone Toole, Elexis Bray, Chanissey Fowler 49.80 2. Bridge City Hope Carr, Jessi Glover, Kelsey Smith, Alexus Henry 51.63 3. Buna Jaycie Young, Kamryn Elliot, Kelsie Moulder, Kendra Fisher 51.74 4. H-F Jacey Picou, Ashley Coots, Hannay Hulet, Jolie Bayse 52.21

4. Bridge City Leslie Hendrickson, Jessi Glover, Kelsey Smith, Alexus Henry 1:51.36

Girls 800 relay 1. WO-S Lashya Cole, Shavontae Thomas, Shalin Hardin, Aaliyah Teel 1:43.48 2. Silsbee Victoria Lightfoot, Cymone Toole, Elexis Bray, Chanissey Fowler 1:47.20 3. Buna Kamryn Elliot, Kendra Fisher, Kelsie Moulder, Makenzie Callender 1:47.33

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3:26.76 2. WO-S Rashon McDonald, Jerrious Tims, Devondrix Spencer, Deionte Thompson 3:29.64 3. Bridge City Kane Vice, Tyler Western, Jordan Boudreaux, Ashtin Reed 3:32.63 4. Orangefield Tyler Perio, Curt Nelson, Eric Truncale, Blake Permenter 3:44.24

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Boys 800 1. Kane Vice, Bridge City 2:06.48 2. Cody Burrell, H-F 2:06.91 3. Aubry Harrington, Bridge City 2:08.36 4. Quintraven Baldwin, WO-S 2:11.64

Top finishers for the Little Cypress-Mauriceville track and field team making placements in Dist. 20-4A and competing in the area round in Beaumont Thursday are listed below:

Boys 1,600

Girls Triple Jump 2. Bailey Williams, LC-M 34-08.50

1. Aubrey Harrington, Bridge City 4:52.31 2. Brent LeBleu, Bridge City 4:55.15 3. Tyler Perio, Orangefield 5:02.64 4. Russell Bozman, Bridge City 5:05.04

Shot Put 2. Blythe Ferguson, LC-M 33-07.75

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Girls discuss throw 2. Blythe Ferguson, LC-M 120-11

1. Mitch McCall, H-F 15.42 2. Perry Spikes, WO-S 15.72 3. J’Marcus Rhodes, WO-S 15.78 4. Caleb Spruell, Bridge City 16.95

3200 meter run 4. Ashton Wilson, LC-M 13:54.19 Boys Pole Vault 3. Austin White, LC-M 11-06

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Boys shot put 1. Tyler Howlett, LC-M 54-02.75 4. Ethan Reed, LC-M 49-01.00

1. Will Johnson, WO-S 41.20 2. J’Marcus Rhodes, WO-S 41.25 3. Mitch McCall, H-F 42.05 4. Caleb Spruell, Bridge City 42.32

Boy’s discus throw 1. Ethan Reed, LC-M 160-09 3. Marvis Brown, LC-M 137-00

Boys 400 relay 1. WO-S Maurice Morris, Chris James, Tomarcus Fontenot, Colin Janics 42.44 2. Silsbee Deadrick Douglas, Roderick Harper, Floyd Spearman, Yancy Brydson 43.67 3. H-J Tanner Jones, Lakieth Broussard, Caleb Morrison, Devon Cooper 44.42 4. Buna McCrea Lopez, Samuel Graham, Cody Ireland, Mason Lopez 44.48 LCM Bear sophomore Dylan Gruber advances by placing second in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 15.64. RECORD PHOTO: Ty Manuel

Boys 800 relay 1. WO-S Maurice Morris, Colin Janice, Deionte Thompson, Chris James 1:29.64 2. H-F Cody Jeffcoat, Kendrick King, Travis Appling, Jordan Brown 1:31.46 3. Silsbee Deadrick Douglas, Roderick Harper, Ryan Krikendall, Yancy Brydson 1:32.52 4. Buna McCrea Lopez, Cody Ireland, Mason Lopez, Samuel Graham 1:32.97 Boys 1,600 relay 1. H-F Darius Riley, Cody Burrell, Travis Appling, Cody Jeffcoat

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West Orange-Stark Mustang sprinter Will Moore. 2. Buna Shelby Foster, Alyssa Garcia, Courtney Smith, Makenzie Callender 4:18.25 3. WO-S Mercedes Fezia, Chrislyn Janice, Taylor Colbert, Shalin Hardin 4:18.29 4. Orangefield Morgan Worthy, Lindsay Caswell, Breanna Overman, Sarah Truncale 4:23.87 Boys 100 1. Kendrick King, H-F 11.42 2. Devon Cooper, H-J 11.45 3. Lakieth Broussard, H-J 11.69 4. Dylan Westbrook, Orangefield 11.72 Boys 200

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Freaky accurate shot cost Tiger the four strokes he lost by


The object of the game of golf is to hit the little white ball into the hole on the green. But, because some of the holes are 400 or even 500 yards away from the tee box where you start the hole, a pin is placed in that hole so the golfer can see from a distance at what’s he’s aiming. As each golfer improves with experience, aiming the ball at the pin and hitting it with a golf club becomes easier and almost routine. And the most talented golfers in the world—those who are on the Pro Golf Tour—can usually chip the ball real close to the pin. Tiger Woods is the No. 1 ranked golfer in the world. And he fires the ball at the pin with precise accuracy. In fact, when he was tied for the lead in Friday’s second round, his third shot on a long Par-5 No-15 hole was so much on line that it hit the flagstick on the fly from around 100 yards away from the green. That’s quite an accomplishment for any golfer. However, Tiger’s shot that was 100 per cent accurate to his target caromed off the flagstick and into the water that was adjacent to the green. So instead of the ball landing just a couple of feet from the hole for an easy birdie 4, because the ball went into the water, Tiger received a onestroke penalty. Now he had an option to either hit his fifth shot from a specially-marked drop zone, or drop the ball on a

line between himself and the hole from where the ball last crossed the margin of the hazard or drop another golf ball from the original spot where he hit the ball that caromed off the pin and splashed into the pond. He didn’t have the second option because the ball didn’t ricochet back toward him so Tiger chose the latter, but to insure that he wouldn’t hit the flagstick again, he dropped the ball back two yards and hit it within two feet of the hole for an easy bogey-6. A viewer called Augusta National and said Tiger broke PGA Rule 26-1 that states if a player chooses to go back to his original spot, the ball should be dropped as “nearly as possible” to the spot where it was last played. What amazes me is that any viewer from off the street can call this PGA Hotline and report an infraction. Can you imagine football, baseball, basketball or hockey having a similar hotline for fans that spot a blown call or a no-call by a game official while watching it on television? “The Rules Committee reviewed a video of the shot while Woods was playing the 18th hole,” Fred Ridley, the competition committee chairman said in a statement. “At that moment and based on that evidence, the Committee determined Tiger had complied with the rules.” However, Woods later admitted in media interviews that he had played the shot two yards behind the original spot. The Rules of Golf allow a player to hit from the original spot. The fact Tiger admitted to

dropping the ball two yards farther back caused an explosion on social media networks, according to and prompted a further review by the Masters. The Masters officials spoke to Woods early Saturday morning and accessed him and two-stroke penalty, actually giving him a net 8 on Hole No. 15. Tiger evidently broke the rule and deserved the penalty at the time, not almost 16 hours later. So technically, Woods signed an incorrect scorecard and should have been disqualified. Ridley cited a two-yearold rule that allows penalty strokes to be added to a player’s score after a round, if facts were not reasonably presented at the time the scorecard was signed. “It would have been grossly unfair to disqualify Tiger,” Ridley said. “I really wasn’t even thinking,” Tiger admitted. “I was still a little ticked at what happened. All I was thinking about was trying to make sure I took some yardage off my next shot. Evidently, it was pretty obvious I didn’t drop it in the right spot.” I’m not siding with Tiger for breaking one of the many new rules the Golf Committee dreams up in their spare time, because no matter what occupation one chooses, as an employee it is his or her duty to keep up with the company’s policy changes and adhere to them. But all this wouldn’t have happened if Tiger’s original third shot on hole No. 15 was a foot shorter and didn’t hit the flagstick. And there was a darned good chance he might have at least been it that playoff with eventual winner Adam Scott and runner-up Angel Cabrera or maybe even


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won the 2013 Masters. But as it stands today, Scott became the first Masters champion from Australia and Tiger extended his drought at Augusta National to eight years, his winless streak in the major tourneys to 19 and finished in a tie for fourth place with Marc Leishman and won $352,000 instead of that prestigious green jacket. K W I C K I E S …O r a n g e ’s Marathon Man Kenny Ruane ran in last Saturday’s Bellaire Trolley 5K Run in Houston and won his age division (7075 years) by several minutes. Ken estimated there were around 1,000 runners in the event and posted a time of 21:34. “That was the best time I’ve run in over a year,” Ruane bubbled. He made it back to Orange in time to catch our threesome at Sunset Grove Country Club teeing off on Hole 16 and managed to lose two skins to yours truly over those last three holes. The Houston Astros seem to play much better on the road than at Minute Maid Park, splitting six games with the Seattle Mariners and the Los Angeles Angels and scoring bunches of runs in the process. The road trip concludes after the series at first-place Oakland that began Monday night. Congrats to the Houston Rockets for making it to the

26-11 overall. The Cards host UT-San Antonio today (Wed.) at Vincent-Beck and then swing back into SLC action with a three-game series at Northwestern Louisiana that begins Friday. The Lamar Lady Cardinals softball team also took twoof-three Southland Conference games from Southeastern Louisiana, winning the deciding game 5-4 Sunday. The Lady Cards are in third place in the SLC and swing back into action today at 6 p.m. against Texas Southern in Beaumont. JUST BETWEEN US…We rented the movie “To Hell and Back” which starred Audie Murphy, who played himself in his autobiography, and got so much more meaning from it than when I watched it as a dumb teenager many years ago. After visiting the battlefield earlier this month where Lt. Murphy’s platoon of 40 men were fighting some 300 German soldiers at the Alsace region of France near the German border, the movie made a lot more sense to me. The biggest difference between the movie’s version of the battle where Murphy turned back the entire German regiment single-handedly is that it depicted summertime, when the actual battle took place during the winter in about a foot of snow with temperatures hovering around zero.

NBA Playoffs that will start next week after missing them for the last three seasons. The Rockets stood in a tie for the sixth seed after their 121-100 victory over the Sacramento Kings Sunday in their final regular-season home game of the season. Houston can clinch sixth place with victories at Phoenix Monday night and against the Lakers in LA today (Wed.) or receive a little help from some other teams. Lumberton native Clay Buchholz narrowly missed pitching another no-hitter Sunday as the Boston red Sox blanked Tampa Bay 5-0. The 27-year old right-hander lost his bid for the no-hitter when he gave up a broken-bat single to Kelly Johnson leading off the eighth inning. He allowed two hits in eight innings and upped his season’s record with the Bosox to 3-0 for the young season. Buchholz threw a no-hitter in his second-ever start for Boston on Sept. 1, 2007. The Lamar baseball team took two-of-three from the Sam Houston Bearkats last weekend at Vincent-Beck Field in Beaumont, winning the rubber game 5-1 Sunday behind the nine-inning, routegoing performance by starting pitcher Eric Harrington. It was the second straight series win for the Redbirds, who evened their Southland Conference record to 6-6 for the year and

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If you are like me you have had enough of this wind, goodness it has blown like nobody’s business and just keeps right on ripping. In normal years we would have just chalked this up to a normal spring, this year has been a little bit different. The absolutely amazing fishing that we have enjoyed on Sabine and Calcasieu for the first several months of the year were almost unprecedented, it was downright incredible at times. The combination of willing fish and cool spring temperatures early in the year only spoiled us, we were all living a dream and nobody in their right mind wanted to wake up. Well that nasty sound you keep hearing is not the snooze alarm, it’s the wind roaring


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through the trees and tearing up the bay just in time for fishing to get really good. Hopefully we have seen the worst of the wind and the summer months ahead will bring calmer seas and more fishable days. For many of us the upcoming summer months mean different things when it comes to the sport of fishing. There are those who can only dream of clean blue prop wash, flat seas at dawn, and an endless expanse of gulf as far as the eye can see. For others the thought of rushing into the bay amid the sounds of working birds and fleeing bait gets their heart pumping in anticipation of hungry trout and redfish by the bunch. Still others look forward to the quiet solitude of anchoring up on their favorite “hole” with a live well full of fresh bait, a cooler full of cold drinks, and their best buddy in the seat

next to them. All of the above sound inviting and each group would be hard pressed to change their tactics because in their world their pattern or mode is just right and that’s what summer fishing is all about. On each end of the fishing spectrum there are two different types of anglers with one common goal, they just go about achieving that goal in different ways. Both groups enjoy the sport and all that comes along with it, they just apply varying methods. On one end you have the high profile folks who attack their sport with a passion that borders on obsession. Tournament anglers fit into this category since they know no boundaries when it comes to chasing their favorite fish. These folks study charts, maps, and graphs like a student trying to earn a degree. In a very short time these “ma-

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Kim Rider with a nice red that fell for a fake shrimp!

they were right. I miss fewer fish on topwaters when fishing mono simply because the stretch factor prevents me from taking the bait away from the fish too quickly on the hook set, but I would rather compensate with a lighter action rod and stick with braid if I had to make a choice. I believe that braid is truly a difference maker and is well worth the minimal inconvenience of an occasional wind knot or backlash. The only anglers that I fish with that have not switched to braid gave up after fishing the first braids available just as I did for too long. The early braid wedged down in the spool after every hang up and backlashes were all but impossible to free up. That is not the case today as the shape of the line is different and most of the higher end stuff has a coating that makes it even slicker. If there is any negative for the weekend angler it is the cost as braided line is not cheap. You can extend the life by reversing it on the spool at some point, but a really bad backlash can be expensive! If you find yourself still on the fence as far as giving braid one more shot, ask anyone that now uses only braid why they use it. I have never talked with or fished with another braid fisherman that isn’t convinced that it enables them to detect more bites and more bites equal more fish. Fishing is a blast, but catching is

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even more fun! I wish I could point you toward the best brand of braid to fish as experimenting can be a little pricey, but I have tried nearly everything out there at one time or another and I am still open to trying the latest and the greatest. To date, I trust and have had very good service out of both Power Pro and Fins Wind Tamer. They don’t feel remotely alike to the touch, but they both cast extremely well and develop little or no memory. And, while on the subject of backlashes with any type of line, you can significantly minimize that nuisance with a product called Line & Lure line conditioner. It is the real deal and works as well on mono or fluorocarbon as it does on braid.“No…they are not a sponsor of mine and up until last week I relied on a friend to periodically pick me up a bottle at Tackle Unlimited in Houston.” Eric Ronning over at Daley’s said they are now carrying both the fresh and saltwater versions so I will no longer have to ration my limited supply. The bonus, as Steve Osborne would point out in a heartbeat, is that the spray is also the ultimate solution for quickly cleaning the lenses on your sunglasses and depth finder screens. It doesn’t, however, work well as a fish attractant for soft plastics. I recently discovered too late that a client had gone through half a bottle

before I could point him to the bottle containing the Bang scent. It didn’t help him catch any fish, but his plastic tails were clean and shiny! We enjoyed two days last week with lighter winds and the fish turned right back on. The open lake was much clearer than I would have ever thought and we found trout and redfish chasing both ribbon fish and small shrimp to the surface. We have been doing well with tails, but I ran across three different groups all fish-


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CCS cheer clinic set for April 27 Community Christian School will be hosting its annual cheer clinic from 9 am to noon on Saturday, April 27 at 1911 N. 16thStreet in Orange. The cost is $30 for girls in K5 – sixth grades, and $5 for a picture of your cheerleader. Snacks will be provided and a performance will be held at 11:30 a.m. for the parents. Sign up today! For more information call Samantha Murillo at (409) 882-4997 or email her at Forms can also be found at

Cajun French Coast Music Assoc. scholarships available The Cajun French Music Association of La., Inc. Gulf Coast Cajun Chapter will award two $750 scholarships to any Lamar College or Lamar University/Technical School for the fall semester to a high school senior or accredited college/technical student planning on attending in the fall of 2013. Students must contact their counselor for the application. The deadline is Wednesday, May 1, no exceptions will be made and no envelopes post marked after that date will be accepted.

OC citizens to observe National Day of Prayer The 62nd Annual Observance of the National Day of Prayer will be held at noon on Thursday, May 2 on the front steps of the Orange County Courthouse, located at 801 W. Division St. In Orange. All are welcome to attend. This event is sponsored by Vickie Landry.

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BCI’s Janet Bland wins Reaud Excellence in Education award As a part of the Beaumont Foundation’s ongoing commitment to supporting education, the Wayne A. Reaud Excellence in Education Award was created to celebrate and recognize superior contributions of teachers whose leadership and dedication inspire a spirit of learning in students of all backgrounds and abilities. Janet Bland was one of 15 teachers selected to receive this prestigious award in recognition of her outstanding contributions to the education system of Southeast Texas. Each award recipient will be honored at an awards gala, receive a crystal obelisk, a portrait and $10,000.


BCI NURSE EARNS AWARD FOR PROFESSIONAL GROWTH Bridge City Elementary School nurse, Misty was recently awarded the Virginia Henderson Professional Growth award and was honored for high academic achievement while pursuing a Bachelor of Science in nursing degree. This award was given by Baptist Hospital and Lamar University.


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