SPECIAL EDITION: ORANGE COUNTY 2011 GRADUATION
County Record The Community Newspaper of Orange, Texas
Vol. 51 No. 07
Week of Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Piece of U.S.S. Dyson returns to Orange on the Dyson,” Goudeau said. “I assume his heart skipped a beat when he found a guy at the memorial wearing a U.S.S. Dyson Little Beaver Squadron
hat.” The man under the brim of that hat was Joe Malone, who happened to volunteer at the memorial for the U.S.S. Kidd.
It wasn’t long before Goudeau said he received a contact letting him know his ship’s old bell was in Baton Rouge. “I decided I’d go over and
see it so I drove over there,” Goudeau said. “When I got there I couldn’t find it anyPIECE U.S.S. DYSON PAGE 2A
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Eugene Goudeau stands next to the bell that was once aboard the U.S.S. Dyson at the Heritage Veterans Memorial Plaza. Godeau served on the U.S.S. Dyson while in the Navy during WWII. RECORD PHOTO: Greg Hayes
For The Record
Eugene Goudeau can recall the torpedos flying at the U.S.S. Dyson destroyer like it was yesterday, as well as the dark, cramped quarters that he called home while floating on the waters of the Pacific during WWII. He remembers it all clear as a bell … in a sense. Approximately three years ago, Godeau was able to see the bell that was on the U.S.S. Dyson for the first time since
his service days, collecting dust in a warehouse in Baton Rouge. “The captain of the Dyson, named Roy Gano, was given the Navy Cross after the war and he was also given the ship’s bell,” Goudeau said. “From what I understand, he kept it in his garage until he died.” Upon his death, Gano’s son took the bell to a memorial for the U.S.S. Kidd in Baton Rouge. “He was hoping to find someone who may have served
County remains under burn ban Greg Hayes
For The Record
The burn ban will remain in effect for another 30 days, Orange County commissioners decided Monday. The last 30-day ban would have concluded today. The ban just voted on will last 30 days from the Monday vote. Jeff Kelley, emergency management coordinator, said that conditions have just not improved enough to lift the ban.
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“We’ll continue to look for that window of opportunit y,” Kelley said. John Dubose, precinct three commissioner, asked if there was anKELLEY other way that they could let the public know about the ban. “I get calls often,” Dubose said. “The public seems to not know.” Some counties put up signs saying that a burn ban is in affect, but Orange County does not. The county relies on a flag system that many may not understand, Kelley said. “We have the flags and the public notices in the media,” Kelley said. “We would like to come up with some kind of signage. I know that some of the fire departments have signs that they put out.” In other business, the commissioners also made sure that there will be a local option homestead exemption for disabled citizens and for those 65 years of age or older. Those citizens will have $25,000 in their exemption, the same as last year. Other citizens will continue to have the 20 percent local option. Lynda Gunstream, county tax assessor, asked the court for an increase in the cost of tax certificates from five dollars to ten. Gunstream said that the increased charge would help the cover of yearly cost for leased state equipment in the customer service reorganization. The court passed the increase by a four to one vote, with only Jody Crump, precinct four commissioner, voting against it.
A honey bee cascades among flowers at Shangri La Botanical Gardens in Orange. This little worker is captured in flight on her way back to the hive to feed the larvae, drones, and queen. Worker bees only live a few months. RECORD PHOTO: Larry Trimm
Travis Seals was promoted to Captain of the Orange Fire Department.
A Benefit for Holden Gothia will be held June 5 at the Burton Coliseum in Lake Charles, La.
Seals promoted to OFD Captain
Music legends aid local boy
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The City of Orange Fire Department promoted a new Captain at a ceremony held at Fire Station No. 3 this week. Travis Seals was promoted to Captain following a promotional exam given on Wednesday, May 18. Five firefighters took the exam and Seals achieved the highest score. The Captains position became available in December when the 31 year veteran Captain Kenny Parsons retired. Following civil service rules, the promotional exam was posted 90 days before the test date. The time preceding the 90 day posting was filled with determining appropriate study material and hiring a vendor to create the exam. High security procedures were followed to insure no one in the fire department had any knowledge of the tests content. To this day, the only people that have witnessed any of the test questions created by the vendor are the five firefighters that participated in the exam process. Travis Seals has been an employee of the City of Orange Fire Department for over six years. His typical job duties as a firefighter was driving one of the fire engines and occasionally being “stepped up” to the Captains position while the assigned SEALS PAGE 3A
For The Record
Country and Cajun Legends Tracy Byrd, Jerry Jeff Walker and Wayne Toups join a host of other entertainers to raise money for reconstructive surgery for 4-yearold Holden Gothia. Holden was mutilated by his mother when he was an infant. It is estimated that Holden’s lifelong medical needs will exceed half a million dollars. A foundation, Heroes for Holden, was created to collect donations. The first of a yearly fundraiser will take place Sunday, June 5, at the Burton Coliseum in Lake Charles, La. One of Holden’s aunts, Cindy Vallet, lives in Orange. She and oth-
er area citizens have joined the effort to raise funds for Holden’s surgeries. Holden’s story is unbelievable. Authorities were called to a suburban Houston apartment in March 2007. Holden, only 5 weeks old, was found lying on a bed with the lower half of his body covered in blood. He was viciously attacked by his biological mother. She was found to be in a drug-induced state at the time. Holden narrowly survived. His genitals were entirely severed. He was listed in critical condition, treated for shock and put on a ventilator for several weeks. Holden GOTHIA BENEFIT PAGE 2A
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Gothia benefit underwent extensive surgery after losing as much as three quarters of the blood from his tiny seven pound body. An artery in his left leg had to be immediately repaired. Holden endured four skin graft operations within a week. The day after the attack, Holden’s mother tested positive for cocaine, methadone and Xanax. She began trial on Aug. 1, 2009 in a Houston courtroom. His mother claimed that the family’s nine pound dachshund had attacked him while she slept in the same room. Doctors testified that the injury was cut in a perfectly square shape and was made by a sharp object. Animal experts testified that the injuries were not consistent with that of a dog bite. Paramedics see the worst that trauma can do, but the memory of 5-week-old baby Holden brought a paramedic to tears as he testified on the stand to the extent of Holden’s injuries. Another paramedic told the jury “It was like someone had taken an ice cream scooper and taken some of the baby’s thigh and meat.” On Friday, Aug. 14, 2009, after three hours of deliberation, the jury found her guilty of all charges. She was sentenced to 99 years in prison. Holden now lives in the safe and loving care of his paternal aunt and uncle, Patches and Kent DeShazo of Deer Park. They are doing everything they can to make his life as normal as possible. Due to complications from the severed artery, Holden wears a lift on his left shoe. Doctors say that his left leg may end up to be as much as six inches shorter than the other. He just had another surgery two months ago to lengthen the tendon in his heal and now wears a brace on his lower left leg 23 hours a day. Holden will need a series of genital reconstructive operations, most of which will be paid out of pocket by Holden’s family. Starting at puberty, he will also need to start hormone therapy, which will continue for the rest of his life. Meeting Holden’s medical needs is the foundation’s short term goal. The long-term goal is to assist as many children as possible with unpaid medical bills and other necessary expenses. The foundation’s mission is that Heroes for Holden will become much larger than
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one little boy...that it will become his legacy. Something beautiful will have grown out of something so heinous. It has taken a year of planning. A great list of entertainers has been put together. Donations have been collected for a live and silent auction. Barbecue is on the menu. Volunteers are hoping to provide a great day of entertainment while raising funds for the foundation. Von Cook and Dale Mann will co-emcee the event. Here is a tentative schedule; however, it is subject to change: 11 a.m. to noon DJ and Emcee 12 to 12:45 p.m. Skeeter Jones and the Beer Can Band 12:55 to 1:40 p.m. Damon Troy 1:45 to 3 p.m. Introductions, Announcements, Video and Presentations 3 to 4 p.m. Foret Tradition and Jivin’ Gene 4:10 to 5:10 p.m. Zona Jones 5:10 to 7 p.m. Video, Introduction, Truck Raffle and Auction 7 - 8 p.m. Tracy Byrd 8- 9 p.m. Jerry Jeff Walker 9 -10 p.m. Wayne Toups They have lots of auction items. The live auction will be kept to a minimum of items to keep things moving. A few of those are: 8 days 7 nights in Cozumel; an autographed and framed jersey by Nolan Ryan; an autographed guitar by Easton Corbin, several guns, an autographed guitar signed by all the entertainment at the benefit; a Colorado trip; men’s alligator boots; and round trip tickets on Continental and Southwest Airlines. In the silent auction there are: purses, jewelry, and custom coolers, barbecue pits, an Alabama beach trip, men’s and women’s watches, fishing trips, hunting trips, MSU baseball camp and many more items. Concert tickets are $25 donation. Barbecue dinners are $8 donation. Raffle tickets for the drawing of a new Ford F-150 truck are $100. Only 600 tickets are available. There will be photo Sessions with Von Cook Images available and also a Poker Run with OBOTS. For more information on the “All Star Benefit Concert” including ticket sales or to make a donation (via credit card or PayPal) go to heroesforholden.org or Facebook/Heroes for Holden.
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where. So I asked a clerk and she said that she had no idea.” After the clerk got him in touch with the director of the memorial, Goudeau learned that they just had the bell sitting in a warehouse. “I asked the director if I could bring the bell back to Orange, because that is where it really belongs,” Goudeau said. The reason he says that is because the U.S.S. Dyson was built by Consolidated Steel Corp. in Orange and was commissioned on Dec. 30, 1942. The ship was one of 12 Fletcher-class destroyers built by the hands of Orange shipbuilders. “The director of the Kidd memorial said that he would check and see,” Goudeau said. “If the bell was on loan he couldn’t give it to me, but he could if it had been donated.” Once it was found that the bell was given to the memorial, Goudeau was allowed to come pick it up and bring it home. “I wanted it to be displayed, but I really didn’t feel like going through all the red tape with the City of Orange,” he said. “Besides, they probably would have just stuck it in a warehouse like the memorial in Baton Rouge did.” Goudeau contacted Ron Emmert, chairman of the Heritage Veterans Memorial, located at 3810 Martin Luther King Drive next to the First Church of the Nazarene, and he said that Emmert expressed an interest in having the bell displayed there. Emmert said that about eight months of preparation went into getting a proper stand built for the bell, which now hangs beside the Heritage Veterans Memorial plaza. “This is not only a great thing for the veterans of Orange County, but also for those who worked, or who had family that worked, in the shipyards of Orange,” Emmert said. This Sunday at 6 p.m. will be the eighth annual tribute to county veterans at the plaza. Emmert said that he also hopes that those somehow involved in the shipbuilding trade during wartime are also able to attend. “We would love to be able to honor them for their service as well,” he said. For more information on the history of service of the U.S.S. Dyson, go to destroyers.org which is The National Association of Destroyer Veterans Web site.
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Stark ‘64 vets organize to help homeless brothers Mike Louviere For The Record
At the reunion of the Lutcher Stark Class of 1964 held in 2010, there was a project to find and recognize the members of that class who were veterans of the U.S. Military. This was done, and not being content to sit on their laurels, the vets of that class decided that they wanted to do something to recognize and help other veterans, especially those less fortunate than themselves. Several of the veterans of the Class of 1964 had spent more time in the military than their original enlistment period. Some had stayed in the military as a career and retired. A few had established businesses and become successful. All had one thing in common, the bond that veterans share that is unique to veterans. Many of the Stark ‘64 Vets had served in Vietnam and been in combat. Some were affected years later by their experiences there. They were thankful to have come back to “the world” reasonably healthy and able to start a new life. As they were trying to decide on a project, one of the Vets met Bro. Burt Stigen and was introduced to his City of Refuge. Bro. Burt is a man with a mission from God on his heart. After an eight year stint in the military Stigen went to Vietnam as a civilian member of the Department of Defense. While in Vietnam, Stigen’s wife divorced him and he ended up staying in the country for five years and two months. The divorce also cost Stigen his position as a minister in the Nazarene church. After leaving Vietnam, Stigen began a new career in an area chemical plant. He always felt that there was something God wanted him to do with his life, he just did not know what it was. Finally Stigen felt that God wanted him to help the homeless. “I fussed and argued with God,” he said. “I told him I had never been broke and homeless. I could not relate to those people. I just did not know what to do and where to start.” “He said that all I had to do was open the doors each day and He would take care of the rest. For 25 years now, He has been true to His word.” The property that had once been the Shady Rest Motel on the old closed portion of Highway 90 west of Vinton. La. was available. Stigen bought the property on a lease purchase and began to clean it up and allow vets who needed a place to live to stay in the old motel rooms until they could get their lives together. When Stigen retired from his plant job, he drew out his 401K retirement and paid off the property. As money became available he started building cabins to replace the old motel rooms. The cabins are made of landscape timber and measure 20X20 feet. In each, there are two bunks that will sleep four people, a
handicapped bathroom and shower, a shared closet, a small TV with rabbit ears and an air conditioner. “We do not have too many rules to get in here, but we have a lot to stay here. The guys have to keep their cabins clean, stay drug and alcohol free, be on a duty roster to do chores, and attend chapel services four times each week,” said Stigen. “We operate totally on faith. All of our money and supplies come from private sources. We do not get any funding from governments, state or federal.” Jerry Gatch, of the Stark Veterans group was introduced to Stigen and the two men found a common cause. Gatch contacted the other veterans from his class and began to loosely organize what would become the Stark ’64 Veterans Association. With suport from fellow veterans, they were successful in raising a donation of $1,200 to give to Stigen and the COR. Tommy Vice presented the check to Stigen and was able to see the COR firsthand. On March 19, the Stark Vets planned and conducted a picnic on the grounds of the COR. This event brought more veterans and their wives into the project. “Our vets mingled with their vets for hours. We listened to their stories and told a few of our own” Gatch said. “We gave each resident a cap representing his branch of service and some other gifts. That day was pretty moving for all who attended.” After the picnic the Vets decided to formally organize. There is a slate of officers, who appoint an executive director to oversee the daily affairs of the organization. Gatch is the current executive director. The board will serve until 2012, when an election will be held. “We have three levels of membership. There are our Stark ’64 Vets, veterans who are not members of our class, and non-veter-
an supporters,” said Gatch. “We also brought on board a group of our ladies who have been invaluable thus far to our group. Pat Butler Dyson is our Assistant Secretary and Supporters Coordinator and Wanda Holts Reinert is also Supporters Coordinator.” The immediate goal of the Association is to build a new cabin at COR and dedicate it to the men from Orange County who died in Vietnam. There is already a draft of a dedication plaque to be attached to the cabin. It is an ambitious goal. The cost of a fully equipped cabin is $15,000. There is no doubt in the minds of the Stark ’64 Vets that they can carry out their goal. They survived their time in the military and they survived their time in Vietnam. Raising money should be easier. Membership in the organization is open to anyone with a desire to help the veterans who have given of themselves in the service of our country. “We have 21 men from Orange County who served in Vietnam. We have enlisted a coordinator from West Orange, Bridge City and St Mary’s to coordinate membership and fundraising for people from those schools. Seven of the 21 were from Vidor. At this time we are hoping to identify a coordinator from Vidor to help us find vets and supporters from that school also,” said Gatch. “We want to honor the fallen vets from ‘our war’ by helping today’s fallen vets from their war.” The Stark ’64 Veterans Association is a non profit organization as defined in Section 501 of the IRS. They have a bank account and an EIN number, and are registered in Orange County, Texas. Any donations are tax deductible. For information on the Stark ’64 Veterans Association or City Of Refuge, please contact Jerry Gatch at:thegatcher.gatch@ gmail.com. To join the Association, please contact Chuck Wilson at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Seals named OFD Captain From Page 1 Captains were on vacation. Travis has proven himself to be a valued asset to the Fire Department and the leadership has high confidence that he will make an outstanding fire officer. His new duties will include completing emergency incident reports, directly supervising several firefighters, supervising the operation of a fire station, and commanding a fire engine.
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loves it. As so Al, he’s still not doing nuttin.)*****Sue Halliburton will retire from teaching at Little Cypress-Mauriceville. The Port Arthur native has been teaching many years. (Editor’s note: Sue still lives in an apartment in Orange where she moved after Grover died. She has a buddy she runs around with.)*****Flaudry and Audrey, the Bonnin twins, watched their cousin Kent Desormeaux win the Kentucky Derby, riding “Real Quiet.” When he crossed the finish line he let out a Cajun yell. (Editor’s note: Anyone can do a Cajun yell, here’s how, just say AAA-EEE.)*****Wayne Reeh announces he will be a candidate for county judge.*****Orangefield’s Jacob Davis cleared 19 feet for the University of Texas track team. He vaulted 19-8 but brushed the bar on his way down. His photo will appear on the cover of “Track and Field Magazine’s next issue. (Editor’s note: I wonder what has become of Jacob and what he’s doing 13 years later?)*****Women’s Club awards memorial scholarships to Tanya Duhon, Christine Woods and Haley Dardeau.*****Luke Durham, 19, a 1997 Community School grad was killed in an auto accident in Bryan, April 26. He had joined the United States Air Force the day before his death.*****VFW Post 2775 presents check for $3,500 for constable Keith Merritt to acquire a new drug dog. Merritt, this year, lost his canine companion and co-worker Ali. For over nine years the 96 pound canine lived with Merritt, his wife Marlene and sons Robert and Craig. Keith’s granddaughter, three years old Easton, spoke German, giving commands to Ali. Merritt said Ali was like a family member, like a son.
From the Creaux’s Nest OBAMA GOT OSOMA I was watching CNN just before 10 p.m. Sunday when a newsbreak announced President Obama would be addressing the nation. A newsbreak this late on Sunday made it evident to me that this was going to be something big, but I didn’t imagine how big. Osama Bin Laden, 53, Al Qaeda leader and chief architect of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attack on the United States was shot in the head, killed and his body buried in the ocean. It was a great plan, over many months, carried out by a handful of Navy Seals. President Obama authorized the operation that took place in a compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan. Osoma had been there for years defying belief that the Pakintanians didn’t know he was there. In this column we had said if we ever got Bin Laden it would be in Pakistan. I believe that history will record this as a leadership moment in our country. It was a gutsy call by the President. If the operation would have failed and our men killed at that compound, Obama would have been done. It worked and justice was served. It took nearly 10 years but the head of the snake has been cut off. A rich man, from a very wealthy Saudi family, Osama could have spent his life in luxury. Instead he chose to kill. In the end he got what he sowed and the world is better off today. Many words will be written and spoken about this event. President Obama and aides followed the raid by video while it unfolded. The raid finished in 40 minutes. I know their hearts must have skipped a beat when the Blackhawk helicopter malfunctioned. President Bush, Cheney and Rove say Obama deserves the credit, however some congressmen can’t being themselves to praise him, giving credit only to the raiders. Five plans were presented to the President. He made the call after several months of secret meetings and training at a replica facility in the U.S. The government has shot down the spin that water boarding led to Bid Laden. Not so they say. It was a textbook operation, pulled off by brave young Navy Seals. The Seal who fired the shots, once though the left eye and then the chest, will be revered for the rest of his life. There is no question this will be seen as a critical accomplishment of the Obama administration. Pictures of the operation and of Bin Laden’s sea burial, at sometime, will be released and no doubt a movie will be made about it. It’s a great time for America and the world. *****Well, I have a long way to go. Please come along, I promise it won’t do you no harm. CONDOLENCES After following the illness of our friend Daniel Jacobs, 70, we are sorry to report that “Jake” lost his battle with Leukemia on Friday, April 29. His funeral service was held Tuesday, May 3. Daniel was one of the toughest little guys we ever knew. Many times we wondered if the fight was worth it. However everyday that Daniel was able to hold on to life was special to him. He would be real sick and it seemed that he was on his last days only to bounce back. He was productive on the good days. He came by to see us a month ago and he put up about 104 pints of jelly just recently. We will never forget his kindness, his friendship and his fight to live just one more day. Our prayers go out to Gloria and the family. Please see obit. WITH SADNESS Roger Reinert, 69, passed away on Friday, April 29. He was a first class guy. He befriended us many years ago when he was manager of Southerlands. He came from Iowa and married our dear friend Wanda Beth Holt. They lived a happy life despite at times both were in poor health. Service was held Tuesday, May 3. May he rest in peace. We send our condolences to his entire family. Please see obit. TURNING BACK THE HANDS OF TIME 13 Years Ago-1998 Essie Bellfield is elected mayor of Orange. She’s the first woman and first black to ever be elected mayor of the city.*****Ted Selman is elected port commissioner. He beat incumbant Joel Steirman by one vote.*****Newcomer Michael Guilbeau upset port commissioner John Young.*****Bill Klein is elected Orange city councilman. Charlie Brown beat Stewart Olive and John Read upset Ken Phelps. This is the year of the big “Against” vote.*****Sue “MeeMaw” Gunn, 85, named “Mother of the Year” by the Record Newspapers.*****Kevin “Pop” Smith brought his Dallas Cowboy show to Orange for basketball and golf games. The Kevin Smith Foundation is being set up to help the youth of Orange. (Editor’s note: I wonder what ever became of that?)*****Capt. David Peck came down with some kind of crud that’s going around. The Captain blacked out, cut his head and ended up in Doctor’s Hospital’s ICU for a couple of days. There are a lot of sick folks.*****A young man named Nations has taken over Romano’s Shoe repair.*****Sharon Goodyear is a nice looking waitress at Heath’s Golden Corral where the Wednesday Lunch Bunch meets. Sharon takes special care of Grover. Dunn says, “It’s because of his age.”*****Coming up in a few days, May 8, Don and Alice Cole will mark their 50th wedding anniversary. Commissioner Don celebrates his 72nd birthday this week. (Editor’s note: That was 13 years ago when they celebrated. I can’t believe it’s been that long. I was there and it looks like yesterday. Now they will be married 63 years and Don reaches 85. Happy birthday Don and congrats to you and Ms. Alice.)*****The beautiful Michelle Judice is retiring from her counselors office job at Bridge City High School. She will be attending college full time. (Editor’s note: For several years now Mrs. Al Judice has been a teacher at Lamar Port Arthur and
33 Years ago-1978 Attorney General John Hill defeats Gov. Dolph Briscoe in the Democratic May primary.*****Pete Runnels defeats James Stringer for county judge.***County Court at Law judge Grover Halliburton is defeated by judge Don Burgess in the 260th district court race.***Newly elected Court at Law judge Pat Clark is probably in this seat for the short run. His next move will probably be DA or a district judgeship. (Editor’s note: That was a good prediction. Pat became judge of the 128th District Court and stayed 30 years. He recently retired and accepted an appointment to his original county court seat he had won 33 years earlier.)*****The Orange County Bar Association elects Roy Dunn, publisher of the Opportunity Valley News, as the recipient of the “Liberty Bell Award” for his contribution to the community. The award was presented at a ceremony held in the128th District Courtroom. 38 Years Ago-1973 David Guidry, Bridge City High School track star, tied for third in the state tract meet in the 338 hurdles. The B.C. boy’s relay team, coached by Bobby Puntes, won third place with a time of 3:7.4. Spotted at the meet were Don Harmon and sons.*****The West Orange Chiefs won the school’s first title in baseball, coached by Ronnie Anderson. They won Dist. 103A Championship in a game played against Silsbee 6-3. The slugging of Jerry Caillier, James Long and Ronnie Rost and the pitching of Paul Lee Richardson and Ray Pousson, make the Chiefs a hard team to beat.*****Margie Black, of Orangefield High, and Mark Dunn, of Bridge City High, were selected best writers by the Press Club of Southeast Texas. Their articles appeared in Sunday’s Port Arthur News.*****Billy Burrough is installed as Jaycee president.*****Gary Savoy is elected president of the Orange Optimist Club. Buddy Rhodes and Bob Dartez were named vice-presidents. BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK MacAlan Trammell, Jenna Dismukes, Julia Hoke, Brad Broussard, Matt Williams, Butch Myers, Bridget Toohey, Ricky Zirlott, Lindsey Dardeau, Susan Spencer, Travis Coffey, Amanda Dumesnil, Ashley Eby, Clint Blackwell, Beverly Millsap, Murdock Havard, Deborah Gregg, Doris Raynor, Mayor Essie Bellfield, Brandon Bond, Carolyn Bourque, Josh Sanders, Charles Slusher, Clint Vidrine, Glory Burke, Jessica Hughes, Joseph Chenella, Michael Psencik, Norma Cummings, Sherri Thompson, Caitlin Allen, Connie Angelle, Debra Truncale, Patty Cook, Ginger Hogden, Julie Allensworth, Alan Bates, Arlon Fields, Lee Legate, Doug Havens, C.L. Armstrong, Kevin LaRose, Lynn Scales, Justin Dupuis, Kelly Brown, Ken Reeves, Mary Callahan, Trudy Blair, Anna Hughes, Dalton Gilliam, Janice Wilkinson, Gerald Taylor, Gordon Brown, Jacqueline McGee, James Rogers, Johnnie Mae McKuster, Katie Hubbard, Patricia Williamson, Preslea Thibodeaux, Sharon Woolley, Stacie Dryden, Stacie Teaff, Candace Miller and Chuck Williams. A FEW HAPPENINGS May 7 will make seven years since Judge Grover Halliburton died. While serving as county judge Grover made many improvements. He established Claiborne West Park, enjoyed and used by many Orange Countians. When the Brown Airport was acquired, his friends referred to the airport as Halliburton International, his critics called it a bad investment. Grover was a good attorney and wasn’t afraid of a good fight. He was also responsible, with a group of guys, of starting the Wednesday Lunch Bunch that meets every week. It’s a diversified bunch, including many of the elected officials, along with other vocations, retirees and folks from throughout the county. Anyone is always welcome to drop in, break bread, exchange ideas and enjoy the fellowship. Grover is often remembered and this week, when the Bunch dines at Novrozsky’s, he will certainly be mentioned and remembered on the seventh anniversary of his death.*****MacDonald Baptist Church held it’s 80th anniversary Sunday. A very large crowd of members and former members attended. Keble Free brought his mother Skipper, who was baptized in the church in 1945 by the Rev. Kelly Terrell. A video was shown of Mrs. Pearl Burgess, 90, who presented the history of the church of which she is a lifelong member. Speaking of Ms. Pearl, in this issue, she is publishing her Mother’s Day poem. The poem fits almost any mother, from a young bride, to grandchildren. Pearl’s poems are always looked forward to.*****Orange native O.A. Bum Phillips was honored by the Texas Senate with a resolution honoring his life, from a boy in Orange to present day. The resolution passed last week states, “Bum Phillips, to this day, is one of the most popular, respected and admired coaches in the history of American football. A rancher, a horseman and a true Texan, he is known for his dry sense of humor, his laid-back demeanor, his ever present cowboy hat and boots and his famous name, which he still explains is a nickname, not a description.” Sen. John Whitmire added, “Senators were glad Phillips never ran for the Senate, his positive name ID would scare the dickens out of any elected official.” Some thing may be in the works to honor Bum here at home. I certainly hops so, He’s our most well known native son. *****Our friend Gerald Morris had a metal knee replacement two weeks ago and is already walking around the block, accompanied by his lovely wife Julia.*****Longtime columnist Leon Hale, who I met in the late 1950’s while he was writing for the Houston Post, turns 90. For the past 30 years he’s been with the Chronicle and still writes a Sunday column. Leon taught journalism at Sam Houston State, where Joe Parkhurst was one of his students. His family is throwing a birthday party May 28, at the Round Top Rifle Association Hall, in Round Top. Instead of gifts, donations can be made to non-profit organizations. Leon just recently returned from Europe and still visits the
“Talking Mule.” I hope I can still talk at 90. Happy birthday Leon.*****Other good folks we know who are celebrating, our friends Joe Chenella, Essie Bellfield, Connie Angelle and also Katie Hubbard and Josh Sanders.***Our FaceBook friends celebrating birthdays are Sara Peterson, May 4; Randy Dunigan and Stephanie Edgerly, May 5; Debbie Gregg and James “Jimmy” Scales, May 6; Gina Mannino and Suzy Permenter, May 7; Kara Dickey, Robert Brown and Wilma Horner, May 8; Vickie Schell, May 9; Jacqueline McGee and Sharon Wooley, May 10. I know most of these folks, Debbie, Gina, Sharon and Wilma would make for a good story. Happy birthday to all.*****Early voting started Monday in city and school elections. The interest doesn’t seem to be what it should be. Those elections are most important. Government starts at home; local elections are true grass-roots elections. Will you be on the final list of citizens who have an interest in their community? It’s important to vote but also it’s important is to be informed. CAJUN STORY OF THE WEEK These two Cajun truck drivers, Cleo Thibodeaux and Rufus Comeaux, has worked together as a team of drivers for years. Dey were never apart. Business got slow and dere was a cutback to only one driver per truck so Cleo and Rufus applied for a job at a bigger trucking company. Boat of dem pass da two tests. Dere was only one more test to take, da emergency test. Da instructor explain to Thibodeaux, “You drvin down da road, you goin’ down a hill, you goin’ 80, 70 mile an hour, all of a sudden you brakes go out.” Cleo hollar, “KeeYaw!” Da instructor continues, “Up da road dere’s a one-lane bridge, wit a big dropoff on boat sides, an a 18 wheeler jackknif across dat bridge, Mais wat you gonna do you?” Cleo say, “Me, I’m gonna wake up Rufus.” “How come you do dat hanh?” da instructor axe. “Well, said Cleo, because Rufus him, ain’t never seen no wreck like dis before.” C’EST TOUT Some of you may not be aware that we will have some redistricting state representative changes. We will lose both Mike Hamilton and Joe Deshotel. The good thing is that Orange County will be whole, under just one representative, Rep. Ritter. He recently jumped from the Democratic Party to the Republican Party in a move, I believe, made to secure that he would have a seat and not be shut out by the Republicans drawing up the maps. Deshotel has been given a minority district, Beaumont, downtown, Port Acres and Port Arthur. Hamilton will have to move to Hardin County, but they styled a district that is 70 percent Republican to assure his re-election. I would have much preferred a district where we are not tied to Jefferson County but at least we now have to collar just one representative. I haven’t seen the figures but it might be possible that voting as a block, Orange County could elect their own state representative. I’ll comment later on the congressional district that should be coming out soon. It’s almost a certainty that we won’t have the same district and same congressman. I understand there is a big fight going on as repubs try not to pit one republican congressman against another, while trying to keep seats away from democrats. I believe, either way, it will end up in a lawsuit.*****Good luck to our baseball and soft ball teams in the playoffs.*****Sunday is Mother’s Day. Our best wishes to each and every one of you Moms. May you be blessed on your day.*****Read us cover to cover and please shop our family of advertisers. With the high price of gasoline, production and printing, it would not be possible to deliver this paper to your door each week without the good people who sponsor us. Also please check us out regularly on our website for up to the minute breaking news . Let us hear from you. Take care and God bless.
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West Orange-Stark High School Class of ‘11
Domas, Thompson named top graduates at WO-S High School Community News Sources For The Record
Luke Domas is the 2011 WO-S High School Valedicatorian.
Kayleigh Thompson is the 2011 WO-S High School Salutatorian.
The West Orange - Stark High School has named Luke Anthony Domas as the 2011 Valedictorian. Domas is the son of Drew and Annely Domas. Kayleigh K. Thompson was named the 2011 Salutatorian. Thompson is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Thompson. Domas was a member of the Student Council, National Honor Society, Key Club, Academic Team and the football, baseball and golf teams. He was named the Greater Orange Area Chamber of Commerce Student of the Month for November, was voted “Most Likely to Succeed” by the senior class, and was named “Outstanding Senior Boy” by the WO-S High School Faculty. In his senior year he received the AP Government Award, AP Psychology Award, AP English/Dual Credit Award and the Orange Camp Fire Don Domas Youth Award. Domas was on the All A Honor Roll, a Stark Reading Contest Semifinalist, and named to the Texas High School Coaches Association Academic All-State Baseball Team (first team). His college application essay, “Wisdom,” was published in the March issue of the Texas High School Coaches Magazine. As a team member of the Mustang Varsity Football Team, he was named Offensive Line Captain, Mustangs Special Teams Player of the week (twice) and Mustangs Blocker of the Week (twice). He was named to the All-District 213A Football First Team Offense. The Mustang Football team was all named Dave Campbell’s Texas Football Magazine Football Team of the Year in Class 3A. Domas volunteered his time to the following community service projects: Adopt-a-Street Clean up, Toys for Tots, Trick-or-Treat at Sabine House, American Cancer Volunteer, March of Dimes, Red Ribbon Week, Trunk-or-Treat,
Christmas Shopping Trip for Underprivileged Children, Food Drives, Family Reading Night volunteer reader. He also worked at a Camp Fire USA Summer Camp Counselor. His hard work earned him the following college scholarships: Juliet Tyner Memorial Scholarship. Keown Charitable Foundation Scholarship, WOS Baseball Booster Club Scholarship, Kiwanis Q.B. Culpepper Leadership Award Scholarship, Orange Rotary Club Scholarship, Orange County Texas A&M Mother’s Club Dan Domas Memorial Scholarship, Class of 2011 Reggie Garrett Scholarship, Sabine Federal Credit Union CUT$ Club scholarship and the Orange County Sheriff Posse Scholarship. Domas plans to attend Texas A&M University to major in veterinary medicine. Salutatorian Kayleigh Thompson was a member of the National Honor Society, Art Club, Foreign Language Club, UIL Academics, and Academic Team. She participated in Varsity Tennis, Debate, Prose and Poetry and the DualEnrollment Program at Lamar State CollegeOrange for two years. Thompson has been named to the Principal’s and Superintendent Honor Roll every year, named Outstanding Student for 2011, received All District letter for Academics in Tennis, won first place in the Shangri La Art Contest, and placed twice in the WOCCISD Christmas Card Contest. She has taken dance for 15 years and spent the last 11 years at Studio C. She has volunteered her time at the Studio C when the owner needed assistance. All of her hard work earned the following scholarships: $10,000 Academic Scholarship from Lamar University and $750 for first place in the LSCO Academic Challenge. Thompson plans to attend Lamar University, where she was accepted into the honors program, and major graphic design.
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Bridge City High School Class of 2011
Top graduates named at Bridge City High School Community News Sources For The Record
Bria Ryan Thibodeaux was named the 2011 Bridge City High School Valedictorian and Terrell Jake Dionne was named the 2011 BCHS Salutatorian. Valedictorian Bria Ryan Thibodeaux is the daughter of Mike Thibodeaux and Lori and Craig Dishon. She is the granddaughter of Jessie and Lorraine Dupuis. She has two brothers, Braden Thibodeaux and Beaux Dishon, and two sisters, Taylor and Bailey Dishon. Bria is graduating first in her class with a 4.9196 GPA on a weighted 4.0 scale. She is a four year member of the Cheerleading Team and was elected Head Cheerleader her senior year. At NCA Cheer Camp, she received the NCA Individual Leadership Award given to the captain with notable leadership skills. She also attended Cheer Hawaii USA where she was elected by fellow camp attendees as team leader and nominated by staff as Most Outstanding Cheerleader. Bria was also a member of the Varsity Softball Team as a freshman and a two year Varsity Volleyball Team member. During her junior year, she was chosen to represent Bridge City at a leadership camp hosted by RYLA. Bria was chosen as September’s Student of the Month for Bridge City Chamber of Commerce. She is a member of the National Honor Society and Spanish Club. Bria plans to continue her success at Lamar
University as a Mirabeau Scholar to pursue a degree in engineering. Salutatorian Terrell Jake Dionne is the son of Terrell and Angela Dionne, the brother of Zachary Dionne, and the grandson of Orrin and Ginger Simpson and Wayne and Pam Dionne. Jake has a 4.8554 GPA on a weighted 4.0 scale. Jake is the President of the National Honor Society as well as a four year competitor on the debate team. Jake is ranked 5th in the state in Cross-Examination Debate. This is the highest debate honor in the history of Bridge City High School. He is a two year member of the Cardinal Singers where he qualified twice for the TMEA All-Region Choir, was selected as a 2010 TMEA Music Scholar, and received a superior rating at the Texas State Solo & Ensemble Contest. He lettered in tennis, was a four year member of the Academic Challenge Team and has participated in UIL Extemporaneous Informative Speech, Prose Interpretation and One-Act Play. Jake has also served as the “Voice” of the National Champion, All-American Strutters Drill team since his sophomore year. Jake was selected to represent Bridge City at the 2009 UIL Elite 100 Conference. He was the 2010 delegate for the American Legion Texas Boys State. In June of 2011, by request of the American Legion, Jake will return to Austin and participate in Boys State as an Administrative Counselor. Jake was also selected as the Student of the Month for October. In 2010, Jake was crowned the local and
county champion of the Miriam Lutcher Stark Contest in Reading in Declamation. This contest is one hundred years old and is one of the most prestigious scholarship contests around. Outside of school, Jake spent a month abroad in Italy with the University of Dallas. There he studied Shakespeare and his influence by the Italian lifestyle.
He also has served as the secretary for Saint Henry’s CYM Youth Board as well as tutored. Jake plans to attend the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas this fall to pursue a major in communication studies. He aspires to work for the Walt Disney Corporation.
Bria Ryan Thibodeaux is the 2011 Bridge City High School Valedictorian.
Terrell Jake Dionne is the 2011 Bridge City High School Salutatorian.
Constable Mark Philpott would like to congratulate all area graduates on a job well done. You each have come a long way and are ready to make your place in the world. Face each new challenge with forethought, care and dedication.
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• The Record • Week of Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School
LCM valedictorian, salutatorian named
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The 2011 Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School Class has named Jordan King as the Valedictorian and Katelyn Peasley as the Salutatorian. Jordan King is a very diversified student who excelled in academics, athletics and fine arts in his time at Little Cypress-Mauriceville. Whether performing in the stands with the band for football games or playing with the soccer team
on the field, he actively participated in school and extracurricular activities. Jordan is the son of Jon and Sandra King. He has two older brothers - Tyler, 21, is currently enrolled in Stephen F. Austin State University’s ROTC nursing program. Travis, 24, graduated from McNeese State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and is employed by Invista. Jordan’s fine arts career was marked by a four year membership in LCM’s Wind Ensemble on the French horn. He made all-Region Band I all
Jordan King was named the 2011 Little CypressMauriceville High School Valedictorian.
Katelyn Peasley was named the 2011 Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School Salutatorian.
four years and qualified for All-Area band for three of those years. He was also elected to serve as a Property Officer his sophomore year and Band Chaplain the junior and senior year. His athletic pursuit was in his favorite sport, soccer. Jordan was a starter for two years on LCM’s varsity soccer team, playing a variety of positions. King’s academic achievements are not limited to his rank as valedictorian. Jordan was a two year member of the National Honor Society who participated in many UIL Academic events, such as Number Sense, Science, and Social Studies. He placed second in UIL Social Studies at the district level his sophomore year and first his junior year, qualifying for the area competition. Jordan also participated in LCM’s growing Quiz Bowl program which enjoyed some success this year on the KFDM Channel 6 Challenge. Volunteering was also important to Jordan. He spent most of his summers volunteering at school and at the Christian kids camp, Camp His Way, at Zavalla, Texas. He plans to continue volunteering there this year following graduation. When asked how he felt about earning the valedictorian rank Jordan replied, “I’m very honored to receive this recognition. I’m blessed to have this gift and would like to thank God and my family as well as my friends.” Jordan was awarded the Mirabeau Scholarship and plans to use it to attend Lamar University. He hopes to major in chemical engineering and then decide between research and development or becoming involved with business. Salutatorian, Katelyn Peasley has been active in a variety of extra-curricular activities during her four years at Little Cypress-Mauriceville
High School. She committed much of her time to the LCM Honey Bear Drill Team. As a member of the drill team she obtained the business office of Class Representative and the field offices of Lieutenant, Co-captain, and Captain. Katelyn has also been a devoted member of LCM’s Student Council for four years during which she held the offices of Historian and Webmaster. She was selected to be a part of the school’s National Honor Society both her Junior and Senior years. Katelyn exercised her scholastic talents through UIL Academics, competing in science, social studies, and general math events. She placed in social studies at the District and Regional levels. Katelyn is a faithful member of Fellowship Church of Christ and participated in LCM’s Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Her commitment to the community is demonstrated through her volunteer involvement in a variety of organizations, including LifeShare Blood Centers, Orange Lion’s Club, Shangri La, and a mentoring program at Little Cypress Elementary. Aside from achieving the rank of Salutatorian, Katelyn earned additional academic awards from LCM High School. She has also received perfect attendance throughout her high school years and was chosen as a Star Student her junior year. Katelyn will attend Baylor University in the fall were she will pursue a degree in Neuroscience and participate in Baylor’s Honor Program. After receiving her degree, she plans to attend medical school to become a radiologist. Katelyn is the daughter of Curtis and Iva Peasley.
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Roy Dunn For The Record
n Childhood memories will last a lifetime, but, life will never again be the same. This is for those youngsters who will be graduating this month, who will be leaving the protection of home and striking out on their own. You have absolutely no idea what the future has in store. You will have great things happen, and you will also get a lot of hard bumps. The bumps will seem harder to you than they really are. Your parents, up to now, have been taking many bumps for you, sheltering you against them. Later, you will do the same for your children. Time will help you become calloused against those hard knocks. So don’t get discouraged. It takes cutting and polishing to reveal a diamond; it also takes some suffering to “bring you out.” Many of life’s worst heartaches come in those early years when we strike out into the world for ourselves. We stub our toes and scrape our shins on mountains made of molehills. Keep the courage; don’t get disheartened. You will find distinct classes of people down life’s highway. Some will go out of their way to help you, to guide you, to share their wisdom from the bitter experiences they faced. Pay attention to these people, especially the elderly. They have learned the shortcuts to take and the pitfalls to avoid. You will also meet some plain nasty people, varying in degree. They are the people who make life disagreeable and wretched for themselves and can’t be content to see anyone else happy. They are the ones who will kick you when you’re down. They have absolutely no loyalty. They are predators, vultures eager to take advantage of your youthful innocence and lack of life experience. As far as possible, ignore these types. Don’t let them make you like them -- bitter, cynical. Just remember that no one is worth it; anger and resentment are the poisons of the mind and spirit. Keep your cool. That has served me well and it will you. As youngsters, we have a tendency to drift away from the folds at home. You’ll regret that later in life. Sometimes when it’s too late to make amends, the time will come when you fully realize the heartaches and struggles endured by your parents to get you started on the right road, to give you a better edge than they had. When you go away, write frequently. Mom and Dad can help steer you properly when you’re in doubt. They may seem oldfashioned to you, but, you know what? That may possibly be because they have attained that old-fashioned quality--horse sense. Believe it or not, most of you will some day acquire this quality. But, that will occur only after you have fought through the many experiences and trials of life. Some of you will fall more often than others. Always have the courage to get up. It’s never easy, but believe me, as long as you’re trying, someone will come along to help you. Forget your mistakes.
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You can’t do anything about spilled milk. Let them be a lesson, however, and press on to the achievements of the future. I wish you all a good and happy life. Your opportunities are endless. What you make of yourself is strictly up to you. This is important for you to know. You’ve been schooled and nurtured. Life is going to change, not only for your, but for your parents as well. So, as you spread your wings and leave the nest, remember the foundation they gave you and what their hopes and dreams are for you. Here’s hoping you take the right fork in the road.
Some day you will look back and you’ll know how right I am. I’ve been there, I was a lad just yesterday it seems. Life’s Highway travels fast. Godspeed, and a great journey.
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• The Record • Week of Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Orangefield High School Class of 2011
Top graduates named for Orangefield High School Community News Sources For The Record
Brian Kelley was named the 2011 Orangefield High School Valedictorian.
Ashlyn Lopez was named the 2011 Orangefield High School Salutatorian.
Brian Kelley, son of Gary and Denise Kelley, was named the 2011 Orangefield High School Valedictorian. Ashlyn Lopez, daughter of Mike Lopez and Janois and Rob Strause, was named the 2011 Orangefield High School Salutatorian. Brian Kelley, who holds a 4.84 GPA, was a member of the National Honor Society, UIL Current Events Team, the UIL Science Team, Band, the UIL Literary Criticism team and the Tennis Team. He was also junior class vice president. Kelley’s hard work earned him the following awards: he was chosen to represent OHS for the Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Camp; he was chosen to represent OHS for Kiwana’s Citizenship Day; he received merit awards, called Big O Award at OHS, in honors geometry, honors IPC, pre-AP biology, pre-AP chemistry, pre-AP English I and pre-AP English II, Spanish I and II, and Band; he received the Outstanding Performing Awards at the UIL Piano Solo Competition in the ninth and 11th grades; and he received the Chemistry Award from the Sabine Neches Chapter of the American Chemistry Society. He also volunteered his time to the following community service projects: he participated in the Adams Bayou Trash Off and the Hurricane Ike Clean up; he volunteered for the Symphony of South East Texas; he helped with the Christ-
mas food drive at the Salvation Army; and he plays the organ for the St. Mark’s Lutheran Church. Brian plans to attend the University of Michigan where he will work on a degree in sound engineering in the school of music. Ashlyn Lopez, who holds a 4.77 GPA, was a member of the National Honor Society, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Spanish Club, BADD Club, and was involved in her church youth group. She was also a member of the basketball team, cross country team and the volleyball, where she was the Senior Team Captain and was named All-District for 2010. Her hard work earned her the following awards: National Merit Scholar, 2010-2011 National Hispanic Recognition Program Scholar, Rotary Club Scholastic Excellence, Rotary Youth Leadership Award, National Honor Society Scholar, and the Cardinal Pride and Heart Award. She also received several Merit Awards; was named All-District in Volleyball, Basketball and Track; and was selected to attend the National Leadership Conference. She also volunteered her time to the following community service projects: Hurricane Ike Clean-up, Buckner’s Children Village, The Meadow’s Nursing Home, Salvation Army Toy Drive; Relay for Life, BC/OF Ministerial Alliance Can Drives, Blue Santa and Cops-N-Kids. Ashlyn plans to attend a four-year university to work towards a major in accounting and a minor in criminal justice.
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Community Christian School Class of 2011 Berwick, Holley named top graduates at Community Christian School
Ethan Berwick was named the 2011 Valedictorian for Community Christian School.
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Reginald “Reggie” Holley was named the 2011 Salutatorian for Community Christian School.
Ethan Berwick was named the Valedictorian for the 2011 Senior Class at Community Christian School. Reginald “Reggie” Holley was named the 2011 Salutatorian. Berwick was a member of the National Honor Society, Student Council, Yearbook Staff, Student Leadership Institution Comprehensive National Leadership Program and a member of the Youth Drive Center-Community Christian Youth Group. He was also a member of the varsity basketball team for four years, the varsity baseball team for four years, the varsity soccer team for one year, the varsity track/cross country team four two years, the varsity tennis team for one year and the weight lifting program for four years.
He was on the All “A” Honor Roll for all four years of high school and has received the following awards while attending CCS: SLI Achievement Service Leadership Award, the Diligence Award, Dustin Brack Christian Athlete Award, American Honor Society Award, Chemistry National Olympiads, Perseverance Award, and he has received the Principal Award (95 or above) in 24 classes. He also was named to the Academic All-State for Varsity Baseball. Berwick has volunteered much of his time to the following community service programs: funded the Didasko Orphanage Program in Honduras, the Relay for Life, volunteered over 400 hours on Hurricane Ike Relief Task Force; Adopt-a-Highway, the Salvation Army, the Red Cross, and a mission trip to San Antonio with the Community Christian Church. Reggie Holley was a member of the National Honor Society, Chapel Committee, Yearbook
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Jaynes and Hommel win redfish tourney
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We took advantage of a modest break in the gale force winds twice last week and not surprisingly, did very well on both trout and red fish. Small shrimp are all over the lake and flocks of gulls and terns are ratting out schools of solid trout and slot reds. I talked with Eric Ronning over at Daley’s Hunt & Fish on Friday and he said that he had one of the best days on trout that he had experienced in a long while earlier in the week. He caught 18 keeper trout before seven o’clock in the morning and finished with a total of 35 before quitting an hour or two later. He didn’t keep any fish, but said that they were all very solid trout. He caught every one of those fish on a topwater lure, one of the Geaux series She Dogs, and even more amazing was the fact that he caught them in the face of a 20 mph wind while walking the rocks on the revetment wall! The wind cut no one any slack and it really hampered the 20 contestants fishing the Triangle Tail Chasers tournament on the 14th. Trey Browne and Bobby Wilburn teamed up to win the event with a respectable 21.49-pound total that was even more impressive considering the fact that the second best total was over ten pounds behind. Adam Jaynes and Aaron Hommel spent a full week of dealing with the wind in hopes of piecing together a consistent redfish pattern that would serve them well in the Galveston Redfish Series Pre-Season opener on Saturday. The weigh-in was at San Leon, but because they could launch and fish on Sabine, they would only have to make that drive if they felt they had a chance to place. They did, in fact, look forward to making that 2 ½ hour drive later in the day with two redfish in the livewell that totaled 16.91 pounds. That proved to be the winning weight and the hard earned $2500 first place check will cover their expenses for the remaining events on the cir-
Jacob Lemoine hurls 10 strikeouts in the Bridge City Cardinal 4-1 playoff victory over Giddings in Game Two of the quarterfinal series. RECORD PHOTOS: Mark Dunn
Bridge City Cardinal catcher Matt Menard takes out a Giddings base runner at home plate.
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The Bridge City Cardinals had an exciting series against the Giddings Buffaloes; taking the series in two games. The Cardinals’ pitching staff seems to be peaking at the right time. They will have to be firing on all cylinders on the offensive side of the ball as they will face the Robinson Rockets in the Region III semifinal. The series against Robinson will be a best-of-three. Game one is schedule for 7:30 Thursday. Game two will start at 4:30 Saturday and game three 30 minutes after game two, if needed. Game one will be played at Magnolia West High School, and game two and three will be played at Magnolia High School. The Rockets are the Dist. 19-3A champs with a district record of 10-0, and 27-5 overall. In the THSBCA polls rank Robinson as the No. 2 team in the state, and they are the No. 6 state ranked in the Class 3A baseball poll. Robinson has defeated Bullard and China Springs, while Bridge City has defeated Smithville and Giddings to set up this semi-final matchup. Bridge City/RobinHOMETOWN BASEBALL PAGE 2B
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Cardinal senior pitcher Forest Zoch waits for the crucial Game Two to begin. RECORD PHOTO: Mark Dunn
Hometown Baseball son winner will meet the winner of the Diboll/ La Grange in the regional finals. Bridge City jumped out to a two run lead after the first inning. Cameron Dishon led off with a single, stole second and went to third on a Matt Menard single. Menard also swiped second, and Dishon and Menard both scored on a wild pitch. The Cardinals extended their lead in the second inning, Bryce Sampere walked and scored on Dylan Mulhollan’s RBI double making the score 3-0. Forrest Zoch added a single to his stats in the fourth inning. After two strikeouts by Zoch in the top of the fifth, Giddings loaded the bases with an infield hit, hit by pitch, and a base of balls. Zoch caught a line drive to end the top half of the inning leaving the bases loaded. In the bottom of the fifth the first pitch was missed by Giddings’ catcher, striking the umpire. The incident led to the catcher being ejected. Bridge City broke things open and gained some momentum in the following inning with five runs. Menard reached first after a strikeout but the catcher could not hold on to the ball. Menard stole his second base of the game and scored on a Mitchel Hubbard RBI double. Preston Pitman hit a single scoring Hubbard. Mulhollan was hit by a pitch and Chance Lemoine and Jason Brossard both scored on Brandon Simoneaux’s triple. Lemoine and Brossard were running for Pitman and Mulhollan. Simoneaux scored the last run of the inning with a pass ball. In the top of the seventh, Zoch, who pitched a gem of a ballgame, hit two batters and walked one to load the bases. After a strikeout Hayden Guidry replaced Zoch, giving up two hits that allowed Giddings to score three runs. On one hit Giddings tried to stretch it out from first to third, but they were thrown out by Simoneaux. Guidry struck out the next batter to give the Cardinals game one, with a score of 8-3. Zoch recorded eleven strikeouts, gave up three hits, three walks, and hit three batters in his effort for the win. In the second game, it was Giddings who jumped out to a one run lead in the first inning, but that would be all the Cardinals’ pitcher, Jake Lemoine, would allow. Giddings would score their only run with three hits in the first inning.
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Lemoine buckled down and pitched into the seventh inning giving up only three more hits, walking four, hitting one batter, while striking out ten. The Cardinals tied the game in the top of the second. With two outs in the inning, Mulhollan and Pitman each reached with singles and Simoneaux scored Mulhollan with an RBI single. The game stayed tied until the seventh. In the seventh Pitman had his second single of the game, followed by a walk to Simoneaux. With two outs in the inning, shortstop Zach Smith stepped in and ripped, what looked like a ball that would hit the fence, however; it left the park in a hurry for a clutch three run homer. You just knew Giddings would not go down easy. There were three key double plays turned in the game. One by Giddings, and two by the Cardinals, but none as big at the double play in the seventh inning. Lemoine struck out the first batter in the seventh inning. He hit the number eight hitter and walked the number nine hitter. When Giddings’ pitcher, and UT signee, Brooks Marlow, who took his first loss of the year on the mound stepped in, you knew something was going to happen. Marlow had already had two hard hit singles, one deep fly ball, a long foul ball that went out of the park, and he had put the bat on the ball on everything the Cardinals had to offer in both games. Coach Landry made the call to not let Marlow swing the bat, and told Lemoine to put him on to load the bases and bring the winning run to the plate. With Guidry in the bull pen and Zoch in right field, Landry decided to bring in game one pitcher Zoch to relieve Lemoine. Zoch only needed one pitch to end the game and give Lemoine and the Cardinals the win, as well as a trip to the semifinal round. A ground ball was hit to Pitman at third; Pitman touched third and threw over to Mulhollan for a huge double play that ended the game with the score 4-1. BCISD school board president Tom Orozco said, “It’s a great day to be a Cardinal.” Come on out and support the Cardinals as they take on the Robinson Rockets. See you at the park!
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Lockout will hurt rookies’ chances KAZ’S KORNER JOE KAZMAR FOR THE RECORD
The current lockout of National Football League players by the owners that has been in effect for more than 10 weeks is starting to take its toll. But it’s not the 1,600 veteran players that are hurting, but the 254 new rookies who have really been left out in the cold by this work stoppage. The handful of No. 1 and No. 2 picks the first day of the draft were able to at least meet with those team executives and coaches involved in the selection process and even got a team playbook to look at briefly. But those players taken in the last two days don’t know anything about what their new job is all about or when they will be able to begin learning and playing football with their new teams because of the relockout. The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals in St. Louis upheld an appeal by NFL owners and issued a temporary postponement of an April 25 order halting the then 6-week-old lockout by District Judge Susan Richard Nelson. As a result, the lockout was reinstated as the third round of the draft wound down. Players chosen in the first round—before the appeals court issued its stay—were allowed to meet with their new coaches and receive playbooks. Most players selected after the appeals court ruling were prevented from discussing football with coaches or from getting playbooks. This is the time of the year that NFL teams hold minicamps and focus on positionby-position instructions that is especially beneficial to the rookies and non-starters on the teams. But with the lockout still in effect, that valuable instruction time is all going by the wayside. The lockout is going to especially hurt the Houston Texans who made it a point to draft much-needed defensive players and have them learn new defensive coordinator Wade Phillips’ system of defense, which is entirely different than what Head Coach Gary Kubiak had been using for the past five years that produced only one winning record and no playoff appearances. Phillips worked really hard with the team’s scouts, dictating exactly what he’s looking for in the draft. Kubiak said that other defensive coordinators he has worked with trimmed a list of 500 or so potential draft picks to a list of 50 or 60. Instead, Phillips got it down to 15 or 20 and the Texans chose five of them in the draft. This normally is Kubiak’s favorite time of the year because it’s all about coaching, according to Sunday’s Houston Chronicle. But the lockout has curtailed the mini-camps
and the individual attention players normally benefit from. “I think we’ve got a damn good football team,” Kubiak said. “I think we lost our way on the defensive side of the ball last year, and I think we have the perfect guy to fix it. I think we can build a team that can win three ways, not one way.” The NFL players argue that the lockout is causing them irreparable harm because they can’t work out or sign contracts with any of the 32 teams while the lockout persists. Lawyers for the players’ as-
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cuit for the rest of the year. “A win is a win,” said Jaynes, “but we could have easily posted an even bigger weight with a little luck. I somehow pulled off several big reds and Aaron broke off two or three more.”They obviously got that problem corrected in time to put the right two fish in the livewell. While I won’t disclose the finer points of their winning pattern, he did share the fact that they found their fish in the ship channel rather than the lake or the more protected bayous.“The water was so sandy in the channel that we had to fish Gulp baits to take advantage of the scent factor.”He also added that they caught trout up to seven pounds while mining for their winning redfish. The kickoff tournament for the Galveston Redfish Series is scheduled for June 11^th .The wind is wreaking havoc on the guide business, but you can’t blame Jaynes and Hommel for hoping that it blows for a couple more weeks! Local saltwater tournament fishermen weren’t the only ones forced to deal with the wind. By the time you read this they will have already fished a second tournament, but Simon Outfitters kicked off their Sabine River bass tournament series last Tuesday as well. Nineteen bass fishermen showed up for the first event of the year and that number could easily double this week. Trey Smith, fishing alone in the initial event, won the $400 first place check with 2 bass that weighed 4 pounds 13 ounces. “These are actually team events,” pointed out Smith, and my partner, Hunter Gothia, will be back in the boat with me for the next one. The team of Cado Durio and Randy Brock finished in second place with two bass that totaled 3.83 pounds to earn $150. Steve Henson won the big bass pot with a 2.99 pound bass. Simon Outfitters of Kirbyville is hosting the afternoon bass tournaments out of the public boat launch located on Simmons Drive every Tuesday afternoon. The tournaments start at 5:30 p.m. The S.A.L.T. Club is hosting their 37^th Annual Fishing Rodeo out of Pleasure Island this weekend. The popular family oriented tournament not only pays well in eight different categories, but offers both an inshore and offshore division as well. The weigh-in site for the two day event is the parking lot next to Sharkey’s Grill on Pleasure Island. Weigh-in starts at 2 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. on Sunday. The entry fee is $30 per person, which includes both divisions, and tickets must be purchased by closing time at the businesses selling those tickets on Friday evening. Contestants are allowed to start fishing at 12:01 Saturday morning. Peggy’s on the Bayou is the closest place to purchase tickets for folks in the OrangeBridge City Area. Do yourself a favor and make plans to eat when you sign up! Peggy’s is also the closest official weigh-in station for the summer long CCA sponsored S.T.A.R. tournament. Sign up today. Mom and Dad can fish for trucks and boats all summer long while the kids can win as much as $50,000 in college scholarship money. Even if you don’t win a dime it is money well spent if you care at all about the future of saltwater fishing.
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tive team will be lost not knowing the basic offensive formations and defensive schemes the teams have been using for years. If there even is a 2011 NFL season, the product on the field is going to be inferior to what the ticket-paying fans are accustomed to seeing due to lack of preparation time. And the television networks, who shell out billions of dollars annually in broadcasting rights, certainly are going to be short-changed because of the current lockout. KWICKIES…All of the high school baseball and softball teams had their season’s ended last weekend EXCEPT the Bridge City Cardinals, who double-thumped Giddings and are moving to the Class 3A Region III semifinals. The Cards (22-10) will meet No. 6-ranked Waco Robinson in a best-of-three series beginning 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Game 2 is set for 4:30 p.m. Saturday with Game 3 to follow if necessary. The Lamar Cardinals scored only three runs during the threegame season-ending series against Stephen F. Austin in Nacogdoches last weekend, but the 3-2 victory Saturday was good enough to get the Big Red into the Southland Conference baseball tournament as the No. 7 seed. Ironically, that was the same seed the Cardinals earned last year when they won the tournament and earned a berth in the NCAA Regional Tournament. Lamar will meet the No. 2 seed which happens to be SFA. The two teams meet in the opening round of the double-elimination tourney today (Wed.) at noon hosted by Texas State in San Marcos. The loser of this game will meet the loser between UTSA and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Thursday at 9 a.m. with the winners of these two games playing at 4 p.m. Thursday. Shreveport native David Toms held on to win the PGA TourColonial Sunday at Fort Worth by one stroke over Charlie Wi. It was Toms’ first PGA Tour victory since January 2006. He lost to K.J. Choi in a playoff last week at The Players Championship. Toms earned a winner’s check for $1,116,000. Congrats to the West Orange-Stark Mustangs 7-on-7 team for taking first place in the eight-team tournament at Anahuac and qualifying to the finals at Texas A&M in July. And speaking of the Mustangs, they lost one of the best track coaches and offensive coordinators in the state when Toby Foreman decided to accept similar positions at Class 4A Texas High in Texarkana. He will join Head Coach Barry Norton, who used to be the offensive coordinator at West Orange-Stark. Foreman coached the Mustangs track team to their third straight Class 3A state championship recently in Austin where the team set Class 3A state records in the 400 and 800-meter relays. The Houston Astros defeated the Toronto Blue Jays 3-2 Sunday to win only their third series of the season. Hunter Pence blasted a two-run home run to put the Astros ahead for good and made a winner out of Wandy Rodriguez (3-3). The Astros returned home and began a three-game series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Monday night at Minute Maid Park. JUST BETWEEN US…Craig Couvillion and I were on the road to Lufkin Saturday at the crack of dawn to play in a golf tournament at the Lufkin Country Club sponsored by my grandson Logan Smith’s National Elite Series baseball team aptly named Linedrive. As soon as we traveled north of Highway 12 we saw signs of rain, that didn’t quite get to the Orange area. The closer to Lufkin we got, the more water we saw in the ditches along the side of the road. Just outside of Zavalla, it was pouring and it looked like that area got four or five inches of rain. There was a sign at the side of the road that read “Burn Ban in Effect”, but the word “effect” was under water. Luckily it stopped raining in Lufkin and our four-man scramble team of son-in-law Brian Smith, long-hitting Charlie Free, Craig and I shot 14-under par but didn’t win anything. The baseball team, for boys 14 years and under, has been earning money throughout the season to play in a national tournament either in Colorado or in Flower Mound, Texas in July.
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Community Bulletin Board Thrift and Gift to host community garage sale Save the day! Saturday, June 4 from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. Thrift & Gift’s Community Garage Sale will take place. To reserve a space call 409-886-7649 for details. Sixteen plus spaces of merchandise will be available. Thrift & Gift will offer hot dogs, links, chips and drinks, and members and volunteers will sell baked goods. The shop and bargain will be open. This location is 350 37th Street off Strickland.
American Legion Post 208, VFW Post 9854 to honor Veterans Members of American Legion Post 208 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9854 of Vinton will join together in a Memorial Day Service on Monday, May 30 in memory of and to recognize veterans who served our country honorably in past wars and conflicts. The event will begin at 10 a.m. in front of the Vinton City Hall. For more information please call: 337-589-6761,337-589-4664, and 337-589-6956.
OISD to make up for snow day Thursday, May 26 will now be a full day of instruction for Orangefield ISD to make up for snow day. Friday, May 27 will be the last day of the 2010-2011 school year and will be early release with the Elementary and High School releasing at 1 p.m. and the Junior High at 1:15. Graduation will be held at F.L. McClain Stadium, Friday, May 27 at 7:30 p.m.
Public invited to honor Orange County veterans May 29
The public is invited to join in the eighth annual tribute to Orange County veterans 6 p.m. Sunday, May 29, at the Heritage Veterans Memorial Plaza, 3810 MLK Drive in Orange. The program has been moved to 6 p.m. to avoid the mid-day heat. During the program, a display of the original bell from the U.S.S. Dyson, a destroyer built by Consolidated Steel Corp. in Orange in 1942, will be dedicated. The patriotic tribute to all veterans and those serving in the military will include special speaker Col. Harland Merriam, pastor of St. Andrews Presbyterian Church of Beaumont, the Southeast Texas Color Guard, the Orange Community Band, and the Patriot Riders Motorcycle Group. For more information, call (409) 883-4674.
BCCC to host annual golf tournament The Bridge City Chamber of Commerce will be hosting their annual golf tournament on Monday, June 20 at the Sunset Grove Country Club in Orange. The shot gun tee will be at 8 a.m. and is going to be a four man scramble. Cost to play is $50 per player or $200 per team. Hole sponsorships are also available. Prizes will be given. Contact Angela Beck at 409-735-5671 for more information.
American Legion to host brisket lunch On Thursday, June 2, the American Legion Post 49, located at 108 Green Ave. in Orange, will host a lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The lunch will include brisket, link, beans, potato salad, bread and dessert. The cost is $7 per plate. Walk-in’s are welcome and delivery is available. Call 409-8869861 after noon on June 1 and before 9 a.m. on June 2 for delivery. All proceeds go back in to the American Legion Post 49, which is a non-profit Veteran Organization.
Rape and Suicide Crisis Center to offer support group meetings The Rape and Suicide Crisis Center of Southeast Texas will be hosting a support group for female survivors of sexual assault the first and third Wednesday of every month, starting at 5:30 p.m. Meetings will be held at the Foundation of Southeast Texas building, located at 700 North St. in downtown Beaumont. To RSVP or for further information, please contact the Crisis Center at 409-832-6530.
WOS Class of 1971 plans reunion The West Orange High School Class of 1971 has scheduled a 40th reunion for Saturday, July 9. The event will be held at the Sunset Grove Country Club in Orange. E-mail and mail notices are forthcoming. Quite a few graduates have unconfirmed information. The classes of 1970 and 1972 are also invited to attend. For questions call Carolyn Reese Hankins at 409-886-8618 or Tommy White at 409-886-1176 or e-mail Judy Armstrong Brimm at email@example.com.
Last two classes of Stark High School to reunite in July
The classes of 1976 and 1977, the last two years of students who attended Lutcher Stark High School, are planning the 35th Reunion of the Class of ’76, while at the same time merging with the class of ’77. Events will begin Friday, July 15, for a mixer of students and spouses, with Saturday and Sunday to be days of continued events. A golf scramble is planned for Saturday morning, with a disc jockey and food finishing off the evening events. Sunday brunch will be a morning for final closing. If you know of anyone who attended those class years and is not aware of the reunion, please contact Denise Simoneaux Simmons at 409-735-6374, or Dana Zoch Mortimer at 409-313-7261. Also, teachers who taught during that time are welcome to attend by contacting the above numbers for information, as well.
Bridge City HS Class of 1991 to hold 20 year reunion The 1991 graduating class of Bridge City High will hold their 20 year class reunion on the weekend of Aug. 12-13. There will be a private party at Madison’s in Beaumont at 8 p.m. on Aug. 12. A family skating party will be held at Spinnin’ Wheels in Orange at 11 a.m. on Aug. 13. The reunion will end with a party at Sunset Grove Country Club in Orange at 7 p.m. on Aug. 13. Early bird ticket prices are $40 for individuals and $75 for couples by June 15. Please go to their web site at http:// BCClass1991.classquest.com for all details. For more information, e-mail Malinda Boudreaux firstname.lastname@example.org, and Christy Dobranski at email@example.com.
Register for Young People’s Theater Workshop Orange Community Players Inc. will hold registration for the 2011 Young People’s Workshop 3 p.m.-7 p.m., May 27. This year’s production will be “Alice in Wonderland.” Adapted for the stage by Eva LeGallienne and Florida Friebus; the play is based on Lewis Carroll’s “Alice in Wonderland” and “Through the Looking Glass.” The workshop begins June 13 and will continue until July 10. Sessions will be conducted 6-9 p.m. Monday through Friday; with the exception of Wednesday. They will not meet on Wednesdays until the final week. Participants must be 6 to 18 years old on July 1, 2011. They must be available to attend and abide by YPTW code of conduct. Parent/Guardian and youth attendance for orientation June 13 is mandatory. Tuition for the program is $25 and non-refundable. All tickets to productions are $5 There may be additional costs associated with costumes and properties, but the parents and volunteers of OCP are very resourceful. Orange Community Players, Inc. will never deny participation due to a financial issue. If you have concerns that you wish to confidentially address, or for more information please contact Codie Vásquez at 409-363-2541 or codiev@msn. The theater is located at 708 W. Division Ave. in Orange, across from the Orange County Courthouse.
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The Orange County Farmers’ Market has opened for the season and expanded to include Wednesdays from 4-7 p.m., in addition to the usual 6:30-10 a.m. on Saturdays. The following items are now available: potatoes, green beans, squash (zucchini, yellow, and pattypan), greens, radishes, onions, beets, cucumbers, blueberries, a variety of jams and jellies, fresh eggs, honey, baked goods, and strawberry plants (Wednesday only). The market is held in the parking lot in front of Big Lots on MacArthur Drive. For additional information, contact Texas AgriLife at 882-7010.
The 2011 Heavenly Hearts Summer Kings and Queens Charity Pageant will be held July 9 at the Bridge City Community Center in Bridge City. Entries will be accepted until June 24. Early entries receive large discounts on the entry fee. Age divisions for boys and girls are from babies through adults with no residency requirement. Heavenly Hearts is a state registered pageant title. Crowns, trophies, embroidered sashes, plaques, and gifts will be awarded. Every contestant will receive a tiara. This pageant will benefit the Bridge City - Orangefield Ministerial Alliance. Contestants and spectators are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food or personal hygiene item to distribute to the needy of the area, and will receive a discount on door admission with their donation. For more information log on to the web site www.heavenlyheartspageants.com or check out the Heavenly Hearts Facebook page, or you may e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Businesses are welcome to advertise free of charge with a donation of any value to the event.
Bill Nickum Insurance to honor customers May 26 Bill Nickum Insurance is hosting a Customer Appreciation Day Thursday May 26 from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. We are setting up our tent in the parking lot and serving hot link and drinks. Come by and join the fun!
CASA to offer volunteer training classes Advocates for Children, Inc. “A CASA Program” will have a volunteer training class beginning July 7 and concluding July 9. It will be 9 a.m until 5 p.m. daily at the Orange CASA office located at 2120 Gloria Dr. For more information call 409-886-2272 or go on-line at www.advocates-4children-inc.org There are abused children in our region that need your help!
Orange VFW to offer free Wii Bowling Orange VFW is offering free Wii Bowling for members and their guests on Saturdays from 3 to 6 p.m. in the club room. Guests must be accompanied and signed in by a member of the VFW or Ladies Auxiliary. For further information, contact the Club Room after 3 p.m. Monday through Saturday at 409-886-9738.
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• The Record • Week of Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Deaths and Memorials James Ernest York Orange James Ernest York, 45, passed away May 20 in Orange. A graveside service will be at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Wednesday, May 25 at 2 p.m. Cremation will be under the direction of Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. He was born Sept. 25, 1965 in Orange to Phillip Leo York Sr. and Inelda Angelica (Lopez) York. James worked at Roberts Meat Market as a meat cutter and had a passion for heavy metal music. He was a very talented drummer who was just starting to form a band. Those who knew James will always remember him as a kind hearted, generous and loving man. James is preceded in death by his father, Phillip Leo York, Sr. and brother, David Benjamin York. Those left to cherish his memory are his mother, Inelda York of Orange; daughter, Destini Kendall; son, Corbin Kendall both of Virginia; daughter, Gabrielle York of Fredericksburg; sister, Cynthia Childress and husband, Kenneth of Orange and brother, Phillip York Jr. and wife, Jennifer of Orange. He is also survived by his aunt, Rebecca Ramirez and husband, Robert of Orange; uncle, Justo Lopez Jr. and wife, Edelmira of Houston; cousin, Daniel N. Lopez of Humble and so many other family and friends who will miss and love him dearly.
Shannon “Buddy” Messer Bridge City Shannon “Buddy” Messer, 88, passed away Monday, May 23, at his home. Funeral Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 25, at Claybar Funeral Home Chapel in Bridge City. Officiating will be the Rev. J.W. Harrell of United Pentecostal Church of Bridge City and Shannon’s nephew, Rev. Dennis Clark of New Caney Pentecostal Church of God. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens near Bridge City with Military Honors. Born in Oakdale, La. on March 30, 1923, Shannon was the son of John Franklin and Rhoda Bond Messer of Groves. Shannon graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School and married Thelma Lorene Plummer in 1941. Shannon was a World War II Veteran in the Merchant Marines. At the age of 17, he steered his ship through the Panama Canal. He was supervisor at Goodrich Gulf was previous owner of the Penny Record from 1987 to 1993; Shannon Messer Real Estate; Yard Lites, Etc.; J & S Battery Service; Motel 96,; T.V. Repair Shop; and Burger Town. His awards included: War Shipping Administration Pacific War Zone Bar; Atlantic War Zone Bar; and the Merchant Marine Emblem; Honorary Rotarian, Paul Harris Fellow through the Bridge City Rotary Club; Bridge City’s Citizens of the year through the Chamber of Commerce; Chamber of Commerce’s Father of the Year; Chamber of Commerce’s Small Business Person of the Year. Shannon donated office space for the very first Chamber of Commerce building in Bridge City. He was a Master Electrician with the IBEW Union; a member of the Rotary Club; Chamber of Commerce; Lions Club; and the Groves Police Department Reserve. He was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Thelma Messer of Bridge City; son, John Lason of Paducah, Ky.; grandchildren, Lacen Self and Shohn Zirlott of Bridge City; sisters, Lucille Brown of Bridge City and Clotilde Guidroz of Groves; son-in-law, Donald Swearingen of Bridge City; and companion, Drucilla Harvey of Bridge City. Shannon is survived by his daughter, Sharon Self Boling and husband, David of Bridge City; son, Dr. Shannon Mark Messer and wife, Rebecca of Bridge City; daughters, Thelma Williams
Swearingen of Bridge City, Karen Messer Meaux and husband, Ellic of Bridge City, Judy Benfield Schrumpf and husband, Jackson of Sulphur, La., and Rebeccah Messer Picard and husband, Paul of Panama City, Fla. He is also survived by his sisters, Sarah Hammett and husband, Jimmy of Deadwood, S.D. and Jimmie Lee Hillburn and husband, Lavon of Hatch, N.M.; and 15 grandchildren; Shannon Bruce and Wesley Self, Marcy, Marlon and Jeremy Messer, Austin and Travis Williams, Shae White and Samantha Eberly, Shannon Meaux and Tracy Hargrave, Amy Taylor and Amber Ferguson, Shan Zirlott and Jimmy Picard; 16 great-grandchildren; and one great greatgrandchild. Serving as Pallbearers will be Wesley Self, Marlon Messer, Shannon Meaux, Jeremy Messer, Austin Williams, Travis Williams and Jimmy Picard. Those wishing to make donations may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.
Mauline Virginia Toups Orange Mauline Virginia Toups, 84, p a s s e d away May 23. Funeral services will be held at North Orange Baptist Church at 2 p.m. on Thursday, May 26. Visitation will be Wednesday, May 25, from 5 to 9 p.m. at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. She was born to Hendrix White and Bama Mae White in the small community of Camp Worth, Texas. Ms. Molly, as she was known by all who loved her, lived most of her life in Orange, Texas. She was a member of North Orange Baptist Church for over 65 years. She served her Lord as a Sunday School teacher for the pre-school children for over 40 years. Molly worked as a bank teller until she retired in 1991. She was also an avid Dallas Cowboys fan. She is preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Allen White, Payne White, and Ted White; her loving husband of 35 years, Wilson Emile Toups; her daughter, Jo Ann Brandin; and son, Tom Emile Toups. Those left to treasure her memory are her daughter, Loretta Toups; son, Jerry Toups and wife Melanie; daughter-in-law, Pam Toups; grandchildren, William Thrailkille, Kelly Thrailkille and wife April, Michael Brandin, Achaisha Toups, Stormy Anderson and husband Barry, Jerrad Toups and wife Cody, and Jacqueline Toups; and four greatgrandchildren, Autumn Snyder, Aurora Thrailkille, River Anderson, and Journey Anderson. Serving as pallbearers will be the Deacons of North Orange Baptist Church. Honorary pallbearers will be William Thrailkille,
Kelly Thrailkille, Michael Brandin, Jerrad Toups, André LeDoux, Sonny LeDoux, Hugh Dean Ray, and Sam Street. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Pre-School Sunday School Dept. at North Orange Baptist Church, 4775 N. 16th St., Orange, TX 77632.
Lou Alice Lowe Orange Lou Alice Lowe, 76, of Orange died Tuesday, May 24, at Vidor Nursing and Rehab. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday, May 27, at Claybar Funeral Home Chapel. Officiating will be the Rev. Joseph P. Daleo of St. Mary Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Orange Forest Lawn Cemetery in West Orange. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday with a Rosary recited at 7 p.m. at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Born in Orange on Aug. 10, 1934, Lou was the daughter of Vernon E. Peery and Olamph (Nezat) Peery. She worked at West Orange CISD for about 25 years. Lou enjoyed bowling, casinos, socializing, and family outings and get-togethers. She was a loving mother and grandmother. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Howard Lowe; and sons, Michael Anthony Lowe and Howard Wayne Lowe. Lou is survived by her children, James Vernon Lowe, Phyllis Lowe, David Lowe, Steve Lowe and wife, Petra all of Orange, and Timothy Phillips and wife, Pearl of Kirbyville; four grandchildren; five great-grand-
children; brothers, George Peery and wife, Dot, William Dub Peery, and Joe Peery; and sister, Charlotte Cormier and husband, Ray. Serving as pallbearers will be Joshua Lowe, Laine Cerny, Phillip Todora, Tim Phillips Sr., Tim Phillips Jr., and Mark Swallow. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial donations may be made to the O.C.A.R.C, 905 West Park, Orange, Texas, 409-886-1363.
Georgie Mae Smith Caillouet Orange Georgie Mae Smith Caillouet, 79, of Bridge City passed away at home surrounded by her family on Monday, May 23. A Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Thursday, May 26, at St. Henry Catholic Church in Bridge City. Officiating will be the Rev. Jim McClintock. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park in Groves. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday with a Rosary recited at 7 p.m. at Claybar Funeral Home in Bridge City. Born in Eunice, La. on Dec. 22, 1931, Georgie was the daughter of Eddie J. and Osage (Fontenot) Smith. She graduated from PNG in 1949, was a member of St. Henry Catholic Church for 57 years. She was a member of the Legion of Mary and St. Henry’s Church Choir. She served as the first Chairperson of Bridge City Planning Commission, a passionate supporter of Right to Life Campaign, enjoyed gardening, home improvement, and spending time with her family. She was preceded in death by her parents; her daughter, Angelia Marie Caillouet; and her brother, Eddie John Smith Jr. Georgie is survived by her husband of 61 years, Richard Caillouet; sons and spouses, Ricky
and Gloria Caillouet of Lumberton, Christopher and Kayla Caillouet of Basile, La., Kerry and Myra of Bridge City and Major Kelly and Karla Caillouet of Pensacola, Fla.; and daughters and spouses, Catherine and Freddie Guyote of Bridge City, Sandra and Gary Staton of Bridge City, Major Robin and Paul Barrett of Fairbanks, Alaska, Colleen and Patrick Owens of Richmond, Virginia, and Brenda Caillouet and Dr. Mary Ann Smith of Houston. She is also survived by 23 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and brothers, Wayne Paul Smith and Clifford Joseph Smith. Serving as pallbearers will be grandsons Corey Caillouet, Kev-
in Caillouet, Brian Caillouet, Joe Guyote, Simon Owens, Patrick Owens, Garret Caillouet, Jesse Barrett, and Grant Caillouet.
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The Record • Week of Wednesday, May 25, 2011
It’s a New Day...
Rusty Walton For The Record
You Are Cordially Invited To An Old Fashion Revival 1305 Irving St. West Orange, Texas 77630 Rev. Ruth Burch Phone 409-313-2768 7 PM Nightly
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As the faint light of our old refrigerator found its way just beyond its door, and as I was bent over peering into the culinary possibilities, and Roy Dunn wrote a wonderful column recent- while I was still deep, deep in prayer, precisely ly about his mother. His article reminded me of at that moment tiny rays of illumination fell something that happened with my own mother across the bottom of my mother’s long white years ago when I was a teenager. robe not a foot away from where I stood. Young people do not realize God gives mothAs my peripheral vision alerted me to the ers a special radar when it comes to their chil- fact that I was not alone I that shadowy darkdren. So on the night I came home late from ness, my response was immediate and unmisa youth event at our church, takable. my mother’s radar was working Instead of thanking God that overtime. I unlocked the back Jesus had appeared, I nearly door and quietly tiptoed toward ripped the refrigerator door from the kitchen for a midnight snack. its hinges as I let out a primordial I left the lights off and carefully howl and attempted to distance opened the refrigerator. myself from what I thought was Our youth minister’s message the answer to my prayers. that night had been especially To put it simply and clearly, powerful. He challenged us to seeing Jesus standing in my truly seek God’s presence in our kitchen in the dark freaked me lives. A small group of us stayed out! At least for a few seconds. after the meeting and talked long Then I noticed Jesus belly into the night. laughed just like my mother. That is why I was late. As I And I don’t think Jesus ever wore drove home in my old ’53 Chevy Rusty Walton fuzzy slippers. Bellaire I was praying, “Lord, let Sometimes, in an instant, me see you. Jesus, let me see you.” I was sin- worlds collide. Our two worlds collided that cere as a teenager could be. I truly wanted to night in front of our Frigidaire. A boy thinksee Jesus, I thought. That is, until he suddenly ing about Jesus, and a mother thinking about appeared! her boy. Before I tell you any more about seeing Jesus, Since that night I’ve learned the best way I need to tell you about my mother. Mother was to see Jesus is in the lives of people who know a dedicated Christian, a prayer warrior, a solid him. Jesus is seen in acts of kindness, in tenBible teacher, loved by little children, and a fine der mercies, in forgiveness and restoration of representative of God’s kingdom. But she also friendships, in sacrifice and honor, in righting had a mean streak. Not mean, really, more mis- wrongs, and fighting injustices, and in caring chievous. If my mother thought she could scare for something beyond self. you she went on the attack. Perhaps my tardiI never again asked God to let me see Jesus ness pushed her over the edge that night. Who after that experience in our kitchen long years knows. ago. I didn’t have to. What I do know is that my mother heard me I have seen Jesus a thousand times in the lives when I unlocked the back door. She got out of of those who know and love him. So have you. bed and silently, cat-like, with wicked intent, And seeing Jesus in the lives of other people is a my sweet little mother crept into the darkness lot less scary than the other way. of our kitchen and stood as close to me as she Let me close with this reminder. The living is dared without revealing her presence. She just always good where the people are good, and the stood there silently in her long white gown and living is good in Orange County. robe, with her white fluffy slippers. Quietly. SiRusty Walton is pastor of Trinity Baptist lently. Waiting. Church, 1408 W. Park Avenue, Orange, Texas.
CHURCH BRIEFS Fellowship Baptist Church VBS scheduled School is over and Fellowship Baptist Church in Bridge City will be traveling to New York City for their summer Vacation Bible School. It will be held during the week of June 6 through June 10 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. each night. All children, grade pre-k through fifth grade are welcome to join us as we learn and travel to our version of New York City.
Salem UMC to host Vacation Bible School The Salem United Methodist Church, located at 402 W. John Ave in Orange, cordially invites the children of the community to participate in their Vacation Bible School beginning June 1317 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Ages four through 14 can participated in the “Shake it up Cafe” VBS. Bible stories crafts, music and food will be provided. For more information, call 409-883-2611.
Bread of Life Feeding Ministry offers hot lunches The Bread of Life Feeding Ministry of Starlight Church of God in Christ Evangelism Team will provide hot lunches every Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.. The meals will be served at the E.B. Lindsey Family Life Center at Starlight, 2800 Bob Hall Road. For more information call 409-886-4366.
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Church Directory Apostolic Pentecostal Church
• IH-10 at Highway 62, Orange • (409) 745-3973 • Sunday: 2:00 p.m. • Tuesday: 7:30 p.m. • Listen to the Rev. Leo Anderson each Sunday Morning at 7:30 a.m. on A.M. 1600 KOGT Radio • 24 Hour Prayer Line - 409-779-4703 or 409-779-4702(409) 745-3973
Cowboy Church of Orange County
Worship Service 10:30 A.M. Sunday • “Round Pen” (Small Group) Studies: Men’s group: 7:00 P.M. Mondays, Ladies’ group: 6:30 P.M. Thursdays 673 FM 1078 Orange, Texas. Come as you are! Boots and hats welcome! E. Dale Lee, Pastor • 409-718-0269
1717 FM 3247, Orange Sunday Service 10:30 a.m. Come as you are! Praise & Worship - Contemporary music! Pastor George A. Cruse, Jr., Pastor • (409) 735-8580
First Baptist Church of Bridge City
• 200 W. Roundbunch, Bridge City Sunday Schedule: 8:15 Traditional Worship; 9:30 Bible Study; 10:45 Celebration Service; 5:30 CSI, Youth Bible Study, Discipleship Classes Wednesday Schedule: 6:30 Prayer Meeting, Youth Worship “Living Stone” Rev. Bob Boone, Pastor • Phone: 409-735-3581 • Fax: 409-735-8882 Website: fbcbc.org
First Christian Church of Orangefield
• 4234 FM 408 (between Bridge City & Orangefield) • 7354234 • Sunday: Sunday School: 9 a.m.; Worship: 10 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday: Prayer and Bible Study 7 p.m. • Nursery provided • For a ride, please call 735-4234 • Minister Jim Hardwick •
1305 Irving Street, Orange Sunday Morning 10 a.m., Morning Service 11 a.m. Nightly Service 6 p.m. • Wednesday Service 5 p.m. Ruth Logan Burch, Pastor • (409) 882-0862
Miracle Restoration Revivals Church
Trinity Baptist Church
1408 W. Park Ave. @ 14th Street, Orange Office: 886-1333 Pastor Dr. Charles Walton • Music Director Dana Cruse Morning Worship Sunday 11 a.m. • Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Nursery Provided
West Orange Christian Church
900 Lansing Street, West Orange - 882-0018 Sunday: 9:30 AM Sunday School • 10:40 AM Worship Service Sunday 6:00 PM Evening Service Wednesday 6:00 PM Evening Service “Our church family welcomes you”
First Baptist Church Orangefield
• 608 Dogwood St., Orange (2 streets behind Horseman Store • (409) 883-5466 • Sunday morning services 10 a.m. - Sunday night 6 p.m. • Wednesday night Prayer Meeting 6:30 p.m. • Wednesday night Bible Study 7 p.m. • Residing Pastor Rev. Larry Doucet • Founding Pastor Rev. Tunney Vercher Sr.
9788 F.M. 105 Orangefield 409-735-3113 Pastor Forrest Wood Sunday: Bible Study- 9:30 a.m., Worship Service- 10:30 a.m., Evening Worship Service- 6:30 p.m. Wednesday: 5:30 p.m. - Midweek Meal, 6:30 p.m. - Praise and Prayer Youth and Children Activities, 7:15 p.m. - Choir Practice Email: email@example.com Website: www.fbcof.com
St. Paul United Methodist Church
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GERMAN & AUSTRALIAN SHEPHERD MIX, male, neutered, all shots & wormed, must have fenced yard, (409)746-9502. FREE TO GOOD HOME, male Chihuahua & rat terrier mix, house trained, all shots up to date, can’t keep due to living arrangements, very lovable, month supply of dog food, (409) 988-8560 after 6. RAT TERRIER DOGS, mother and son, must go to same home, must have fenced yard, shots & wormed, free to good home, (409) 746-9502. LAB/PIT MIX, 8M old, spayed female, on heart worm prev., free to good home, (409) 7469502.
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We haul dirt and spread, sand, 60/40, top soil, slag, limestone, wash-out, bark and garden mix. We also do Dozer Work, backhoe, mini & large Excavator work. We dig ponds and fill swimming pools, remove concrete. No Job too small. call for price @ (409) 735-6588
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BENNY BARNES RECORD collection. This collection consists of 60 of his 45 RPM records, all are in excellent cond., asking $440, Call Tony at (409) 718-6785.
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2 ABANDONED DOGS, sisters, free to good homes, about 1 yr. old, good with kids & other pets, wormed, have ads & picts. on Bridge City Classified.com, call Amy @ 920-3765.
COACH HANDICAP SCOOTER W/ cover and charger, like new, $800 (cost over 1,400 new), call for more details @ (409) 988-3723. (5/25)
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THE VILLA’S AT COW BAYOU, located at 3650 Fish Hook 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, we are close to all area refineries! Covered parking, washer/dryer connections are provided. We supply your city of Bridge City water, thrash & sewer. Please call today for your personal tour! 409-988-5754. DOUGLAS OAKS, located at 604 Douglas Street in Bridge City, now has a 1 &2 bedroom opening! Enjoy 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 the refineries! Garage/covered parking, washer/dryer connection are provided. We supply your water, trash & sewer! Please call today for your personal tour! 409-988-5754. 1/1 FURNISHED W/ CARPORT, all utilities paid, smoke and drug free, pet free, $600 monthly + dep., 2619 Briggs Dr., Victory Gardens area, 3 Blocks from BC, (409) 735-4569. (5/25) 2/1 EXTRA LG APT in Orange. CH/A. All appliances included. Hardwood floors & carpet. Small pets OK for $150 deposit. $645 month. $650 deposit. FIRST MONTH’S RENT FREE! Call Christine at 883-2187, 7796580, or 886-7776. 1/1 IN ORANGE w/carport, storage, all appliances included. Fireplace, ceiling fans, CH/A. Small pets OK with $150 deposit. $550 month. $550 deposit. FIRST MONTH’S RENT FREE! Call Christine at 883-2187, 7796580 or 886-7776. ROOMS FOR RENT. Perfect for short term lease options. Fully furnished including linens and towels. All bills paid. Cleaned twice a month. No pets. Call Christine at 8832187, 779-6580 or 886-7776. 1 BEDROOM, BC, 2240 Granger Dr., $450 monthly; small 2 bedroom house in W. O., $500 monthly (409) 735-4255.
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QUIET APARTMENTS, BC, 2094 Texas Ave., 1 bedroom (downstairs 500 sq. ft.), $400 monthly; 1 bedroom (upstairs 800 sq. ft.), $500 monthly; 2 bedroom (upstairs 900 sq. ft.), $600 monthly. Refrigerator / range (dishwasher upstairs only) and microwave provided, water and garbage paid, $400 dep., Call (409) 9883003 for an application. (6/1)
2/1 IN SHADY ESTATES, BC, #107 Hazel St., roomy, nice yard, deck, new stove & refrig., water & garbage paid, $500 Monthly + dep., references req., Call (409) 4742260 to see. 3/1 FURNISHED, CA/H, all elec., BCISD, water and garb. paid, $585 monthly + $500 dep., (409) 670-3381 or 3130642.
COMMERCIAL COMMERCIAL SPACES on Texas Ave. & Roundbunch Rd., BC, Call for an appointment to see @ (409) 7352030. (M&R)
BC 2/2, CA/H, all elec., nice & clean, stove & refrig., mini blinds, garbage paid, $425 monthly + dep., (409) 7355230.
FORMER LAWYER’S OFFICE, just off Texas Ave., $1,200 monthly, Call for an appointment to see @ (409) 735-2030. (M&R)
HOME SALES 3/2/2 IN OCISD, West orange, 403 Newton, $45,000, No Owner Finance, (409) 7354255.
MINI STORAGE SPACES, $40 monthly & up, Call for an appointment to see @ (409) 735-2030. (M&R)
HOME TO BE MOVED, 3 bedroom, 2 bath, hardwood floors, on piers to be moved by purchaser. 3274 Little Cypress Drive. Call 409-8838905.
HOME RENTALS 1/1 IN MAURICEVILLE, Log Cabin, in the woods, $550 monthly, Call for an appointment to see @ (409) 7352030. (M&R)
VIDOR - OWNER FINANCE. 735 East Rail Road. $75,000. 3/1 with commercial building central heat and air. 409-4660529.
NICE 3/2/2, w/ granite counter tops, ceramic floors, $1,000 monthly + $1,000 dep., (409) 735-2030. (M&R)
3.9 ACRES W/ 2/2/1 BRICK home, completely furnished, 2 barns, tractor & equipment, boat/ motor & trailer. Hwy 63, 6 miles from Burkville, $125,000, (409) 565-4957.
3/1/1 W/ CP IN BC, clean, deck in backyard, quiet neighborhood, local to bank and Wal-Mart, stove, refrig., washer and dryer, $795 monthly + &795 dep., (409) 720-7865 or 313-0390, 360 Quincy, available now!
ORANGE OWNER FINANCE. 809 Texas. 3/1 carport. $36,900; Orange 1603 Bowie. 4/1. $28,900. Call 409-504-5945 for details.
SPACIOUS 1/1 1000 sf. Includes dishwasher, refrigerator w/ice maker, oven, smooth surface stove, w/d connections, central A/C & heat, ceiling fans. Water included in price. $675 monthly + Special move in price $300 deposit. No HUD. Nonsmokers only. LCMCISD. Call 883-5556.
FREE! FREE! FREE! wood and tin building, 24’ x 24’, to be demolished and moves off, yours if interested, 5700 Highlander, Victory Gardens, (409) 735-5651 or 553-1887.
TOTALLY REMODELED 3/2/2, open floor plan, granite, tile, custom cabinets, custom blinds, S.S. appliances, screened porch, 12’ x 16’ storage building, BCISD, great location, call for an appointment at (409) 313-6085. (6/1) 5/3/5 IN BCISD, DID NOT FLOOD, acreage, RV cover, $165,000, 409-735-7447. OWNER FINANCE. 2211 Travis. 3/1/1. $36,900. $3000 down, $364 a month. Call 409-504-5945. OFISD ON 3.4 CLEARED acres, 2 story home, 2 bedroom w/ study (could be 3rd. bdrm.), 2 Lg. baths and dressing rooms, Lg. den w/ FP & 28’ stone wall, lots of fruit & Olive trees, never flooded, 2,300 sq. ft. of living area, completely fenced yard, $240,000, (409) 735-3271. (6/15) LAND & LOTS QUAIL TRAILS, OFISD, two new 2.5 acre partially cleared lots, Livestock and Mobiles OK, financing is available, WOODRIDGE LAND CO., (409) 745-1115. 10 ACRE TRACTS, partially cleared, , LCMISD, MMUD water & sewer available, private roadway, Seller Fiance, WOODRIDGE LAND, (409) 745-1115. MOBILES OK, 1.282 acres on 2 wooded lots in Mauriceville, LCMISD, MMUD water & sewer available, financing
MOVING SALE. 4604 OAK VALLEY DR. ORANGE. Tools, garden equipment, household items, sheets, dog crates, something for everyone, all must go.
SMALL 2/1 IN BRIDGE CITY, 140 schoolview, No Pets, references req., $525 monthly + $500 dep., (409) 719-8636 or 540-2205.
GREATER ST. PAUL CHURCH FUND RAISER. 1310 Link Street. Friday 8am to noon, Saturday 6:30am until.
3 BEDROOM/2 BATH in Orange. 509 3rd in Orange. Appliances. 409-767-9095. $800. HUD.
SAT. (June 4th.), 2404 POST OAK DR., ORANGE, 9 till 3. Neighborhood / moving sale, everything will be sold! We are looking for children from Community Christian Church, or the neighborhood to have a Lemonade stand selling Drinks / Cookies / Hotdogs / Cookies etc. Profit will belong to The Church or the Children and their parents. Eileen Romero is moving and all will be sold. Neighbors are invited to join us. Must bring table(s), money bag or box, price your own items, set up your own tables, bring chairs.
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)
The Oaks Apartment Homes One, Two and Three Bedroom Homes at Affordable Prices!
PERFECT FOR MOBILE HOME IN BCISD, just outside city limits, concrete mobile home runners and patio slab already on property, nice location, first $9,000, (409) 8828073. (4/20) (6/1) MOBILE HOME SALES 2/1 IN SHADY ESTATES, BC, #107 Hazel St., roomy, sell for $4,500, possible owner finance w/ $2,000 down, (409) 474-1518. ‘07 REDMAN MANUF. HOME, IN EXCELLENT CONDITION, 15’ x 54’, 2/1, roll in shower, custom built handicap accessible, skirting,
TRANSPORTATION 2 porches w/ ramps, Must Sell Soon, asking $24,000 OBO, (409) 351-9260.
‘02 VW PASSAT, V-8, P/S/W, auto, 4 dr., cold A/C, runs & drives excellent, excellent stereo system, 69K miles, $6,900 OBO, see at “All In One Tire”, Texas Ave., BC, call (409) 474-2260 to see and drive.
BOATS 40 H.P. MERCURY MOTOR,, tilt & trim, low hours, $3,500 neg., (409) 883-7342.
49CC MADAMI DIRT DOBBER Motorcycle. Only 330 actual miles, new battery, very well kept, good running condition, 2004. $495.00. 409-735-2075.
SUZUKI 50 4 WHEELER, KAZUMA 110 4 wheeler, 110 Pocket Rocket, (409) 7453254. ‘07 POLARIS SPORTSMAN 500 HO, snorkeled w/ radiator kit, freshly over hauled w/ Wiseco parts, 28” Outlaw tires on 12” rims, $3,000, (409) 745-4685 after 4. ‘07 HARLEY-DAVIDSON Touring ROAD KING CLASSIC, for sale by owner asking $4500 contact me at email@example.com / 214937-4710.
TR AV E L T R A I L E R S & TRAILERS
‘09 GULFSTREAM KING SPORT, 3 slides, 2 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, setup for stackable W/D, full size refrig., sleeps 10, lots of storage, bumper pull, (409) 284-2251, ask for Art. ‘01 COACHMAN T.T., bumper pull, slide, full size bed, sleeps 8, all self contained, shower & bath, all applainces inc. microwave & awning, A/C, $6,450 OBO, call any time at (409) 498-0339. ‘03 OPEN ROAD, bumper pull, 30’, all fiberglass, super 8’ slide-out, sleeps 6 comfortable, fully loaded, must see to appreciate, $9,500 OBO, call anytime for more info at (409) 4980339. 30’ LIKE NEW CAMPER. 2001 - 30 Ft. Trail-lite Camper; Bumper pull; in excellent condition;sleeps
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nine; many extras - sway bar---stabilizer. $7,900 firm. Good for home away from home or Hurricane evacuation.. Must see to appreciate quality. Call 409-745-0537 evenings for appointment to see, or leave message and will return call. IF YOU SEE IT, YOU’LL BUY IT. Also, e-mail at straydawg7763244yahoo.com.
T R U C K S & VA N S
‘98 CHEVROLET SILVERADO, PS/B, new tires, good work truck, $3,450, (409) 746-2421 or 313-7732. ‘88 CHEVROLET P.U., runs good, $1,200, 543-8089 or 886-7329. MAXI-VAN, 97 CHEV. EXPRESS, white w/blue interior, 2 bucket seats, 3 bench seats, runs great. $2,950. Also, BOX-VAN, GMC camper, loaded, $5,900. Also, red Hydrostream pleasure BOAT/ trailer, $750; motor for sale
‘'85 CHEVY C-10, V-8, LWB,
A/C, C. player, auto trans., PS/B, good motor, no oil leakage, real workhorse, $3,000 OBO, ask for Ruth @ (409) 735-7353 ‘02 FORD F-150 4 DR., 4 new Michelin tires, bed cover, running boards, 6 CD changer, recently tuned up, UV Ray window tints, window rain shields, new brakes, 170K miles, can be seen at 510 Austin, BC, (409) 735-9449 or 670-3415. (5/25)
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2 BEDROOM MOBILE HOME FOR SALE
Quiet & safe neighborhood reasonable sales price of $4,500
(409) 474-2260. 1433 South hwy. 69, NederlaNd, tX 77627
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Beautiful home on over 13 acres with 3/2.5/2 + office. This property has a 35 x 42 shop as well as a large pond. Beautiful interior w/granite countertops, open concept w/tile floors in kitchen/dining/living area, etc. Call Tracy Permenter at 920-0714.
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ORANGE, FOR SALE BY OWNER finance, 809 Texas. 3/1 Carport. $36,900. 409504-5945.
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4/2/1CP ON 3 ACRES, OFISD or WOCISD, for more info call Tina @ (409) 2560713 or 284-2899.
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DEPEN DA BLE , CLEA N PR E- OW N ED V EH ICLES 2008 Ford Taurus X
Sale $21,888 +TTL
2008 Lincoln MKX
Sale $23,988 +TTL
2010 Lincoln Towncar
2007 Toyota Camry
LOW MILES / + TT&L
1601 Green Orange
2010 Ford Focus SES
$1599 down/72 months/7.5%
Sale $14,988 +TTL
2010 Ford Taurus
Sale $25,988 +TTL
2008 Hyundai Sonata
Sale $12,988 +TTL