Page 1


County Record Vol. 56 No. 8

The Community Newspaper of Orange, Texas

County considers contracting janitorial services David Ball

For The Record

In attempts to stave off a budget shortfall, Orange County commissioners discussed bidding for contracted janitorial services at a workshop before their regular meeting on Monday afternoon. Jody Crump, Precinct 4 commissioner, introduced the non action item to start a discussion and to gather specifications. Crump said Jefferson County has had a contract for 18

BC resident Steve Bisson appeals for help Steve Bisson, a 1974 Bridge City High School graduate, is on a waiting list. A waiting list for people that can’t wait, but still have to. He knows the folks at St. Lukes are working really hard to find a liver to transplant into his body. But now he is not only running out of time, but also, running out of money. Steve has to drive back and forth to Houston all the time for his medical needs. He has no one to help him and now he can not afford to pay his doctor bills. Please, if you can donate to help Steve, call or go to Firestone Credit Union (409-697-2461) where an account has been set up under Steve Bisson, or call him at home at 409-735-5914.

H • SHERLOCK BREAUX Page...................... 4A • Obituaries Page......................6A •Dicky Colburn Fishing...................2B • CHURCH NEWS Page................ ......5B • CLASSIFIED ADS Page......................6B

years for janitorial services with the majority of the work done after hours. He said JefferThibodeaux son County has nearly 7,000 square feet of facilities while Orange County has 174 square feet. Jefferson County is paying $362,000 a year for cleaning and Orange County is paying $277,000 in salaries and benefits for janitorial services. Crump said it would be a fine time to receive bid specifications and it’s an opportunity for cost savings. John Banken, Precinct 3 commissioners, asked if the current Orange County employees doing janitorial services be hired by the new contractor. Crump said the contractor told him he could not guarantee a position but he could guarantee them an interview. Banken next asked if a company in Orange County be a contractor for the janitorial service. Crump said the janitorial services are a big operation supplying everything needed to do the job. For instance, the contractor for Jefferson County is from Denton. Owen Burton, Precinct 2 commissioner, asked how many janitorial staff the county has on the payroll. He was told there are currently seven. There is usually eight fulltime and two part-time employees but some employees have left and haven’t been replaced.County Judge Carl Thibodeaux said the janitorial crew do a substantial amount of work, such as taking out trash, in addition to cleaning. “There’s a new county judge coming in and I don’t want him getting a lot of calls from department heads about the garbage not being emptied. I

Week of Wednesday, June 4 , 2014

D-Day 2014


Ray Fontenot, a Louisiana native and Orange County resident, worked in the Civilian Conservation Corps, the Consolidated Steel Ship Yard, enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps, and at DuPont in Orange before retiring. RECORD PHOTO: Mark Dunn

D-Day war effort recalled by WWII soldier David Ball

For The Record

Ray Fontenot is an example as to why the Greatest Generation is so great. Fontenot was born on January 5, 1921, in Washington, Louisiana near Opelousas. His father was a farmer and worked a cotton gin. In fact, the family home was in the middle of a cornfield. The house had no electricity. He joked some of his younger friends talk about when they received their first cars. Fontenot remembers when he


received his first horse. His father’s first vehicle was a Ford Model-T in the late 1930s. Fontenot completed school in 1938. His first job was away from home in Lafayette, digging ditches for farmers in the Civilian Conservation Corps during the Great Depression. He was paid $1 a day and provided with room and board. He made $5 a week and his parents were paid $25 a week by the CCC. Fontenot said the idea behind the CCC was to get money flowing again in the economy. He went back home to the family farm but decided

farming wasn’t the life for him. He moved to Port Arthur to work on an oil tanker for Texaco. That job wasn’t for him either. It was during his time in Port Arthur he would meet his wife. They dated for six months before marrying. They were married for 70 years until she passed away three years ago. Fontenot worked selling shoes in Port Arthur for $12 a week until he landed a job in Orange at Consolidated Steel when World War II started. He attended school for six weeks to become a ship fitter.

He was guaranteed a job at the ship yard upon completion of school. “I told my wife I can’t believe this. I was paid $.66 an hour,” Fontenot said. Fontenot and his work mates built the destroyer, USS Aulick and LCIs landing craft used on the D-Day invasion. His father-in-law, then age 44, moreover, may had been in one of the LCIs Fontenot built when he landed on the Normandy beach 70 years ago on June 6, 1944. Fontenot’s father-in-law also crossed the

D-DAY Page 3A

IH-10 projects decades in the making Gary’s David Ball

For The Record

Former Orange mayor Brown Claybar said the city has been waiting more than 10 years for the final segment of Interstate 10 to be reconstructed. That time is now. The Texas Department of Transportation announced on May 28 the $68 million Interstate 10 project is set to begin May 29. “A $68 million project along IH10 in Orange will begin tomorrow, May 29,” according to a press release. “The contractor, Williams Brothers, will reconstruct IH10 from west of Adams Bayou to west of the Sabine River as well as rehabilitate some frontage roads at select locations. “It will also include the replacement of the SH87 overpass, BU 90 overpass and the

Little Cypress Bayou Bridge as well as construct a new bridge for a new Meeks Drive turnaround.” Sarah Dupree, public information officer with TxDOT, said the construction project will take from three-and-ahalf to four years to complete. In the next few weeks, drivers will notice work along the eastbound lanes near Simmons Drive as crews work to widen the shoulders. Throughout the duration of the project, the speed limit will be lowered along the approximately four mile work zone to 65 mph while workers are present. Dupree added there will be lane closures on the overpass and she asks for drivers to please be patient. The project will address congestion on feeder roads as well. Lutcher Drive from SH 87, for instance, will extend over the railroad tracks at Bob

Hall Road. Exits and on-ramps will be elongated, too. “The freeway will be better, smoother and safer. It will be good for Orange,” she said. Claybar said securing the final phase of the project occurred on his watch as mayor which ended two years ago. He said the first segment from SH 62 to Adams Bayou had to be completed before they could proceed from Adams Bayou to the Louisiana state line. “We (the city) started on this 10 or 11 years ago. We couldn’t win the final segment unless the middle segment was completed,” he said. Claybar said the project was done through the regional Jefferson Orange Hardin Transportation Study under the auspices of the South East Texas Regional Planning Commission. “All of Orange County supported it. JOHTS is a joint way

for regions to determine priority projects,” Claybar said. “A great deal of credit goes to (city manager) Shawn Oubre to build a coalition and get the votes in JOHTS.” Claybar cited the regional competition of the city of Lumberton as an example that is still seeking northerly access from Beaumont while Orange County secured the Interstate 10 project. “Interstate 10 has a staggering amount of traffic and brings in commerce, but it doesn’t give those passing by easy access to Orange,” he said. For example, one traveling the intersection at Lutcher Drive and 16th Street near Modica Brothers can’t go straight to enter the freeway. The city will also close multiple railroad crossings as part of a deal with TxDOT.

Coffee Shop Closing

David Ball

For The Record

An Orange and Bridge City institution came to an end on Monday. Gary’s Coffee Shops closed their doors permanently due to slow sales. The Orange restaurant on Interstate 10 first opened in 1972. The Bridge City restaurant on Texas Avenue opened in 1975, according to Kathy Block, general manager. The Vidor location closed several years ago. “It’s because of the econo-


Bearden Law Firm JIm Sharon Bearden, Jr.



• The Record • Week of Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Be warned: there may be a writer in your life Caroline Brewton Columnist For The Record

Understand this about the writers in your life: you will appear in their work. We write about what we know. And if we know you, well, it’s fair game. Whether cloaked in fiction or outed in all your shame or glory through memoir, particulars of your relationship with your writer might eventually become a matter of public record. Consider yourself warned. In high school, I was required to take a speech class. This was equal parts good and bad. I loved writing speeches, but hated delivering them. Knowing fewer kids signed up for summer classes, I opted to take speech in the summer. So I was yellow, but I was smart about it. I was an unusually private kid. The last time I had to speak in front of my peers, I cried. I worried my speeches would be terrible and I wouldn’t be able to make a good grade. Our first “out-loud” speech was a minute-long extemporaneous talk related to a topic the teacher had written on the board. I was shaking as I walked to the front of the room, hands nervously clenching the ends of my long sleeves. When I reached the podium, which was so tall I could only peek over the top, something clicked and in that moment, I can remember thinking, maybe for the first time, “Okay, I can do this.”

Caroline Brewton

I picked “secrets.” Do you want to know mine? I could have never done it if a single one of my friends had been in class with me. It was a blessing and a curse. You don’t know loneliness until you’ve been lonely in a crowd of people, but that strange isolation also let me open up without fear of repercussions. I didn’t care what those other kids thought of me. I could say what I wanted, as badly as I wanted. I had nothing to lose. Buoyed by that realization, my speech that day was killer. That moment taught me something about vulnerability that carried over into my life as a writer. The embarrassment of telling personal stories in your work comes not from the fear that your readers will learn too much about you — they’re a classroom full of strangers anyway — but that your friends will.

We all have secrets. Whether we realize it or not, secrets are a currency. We trade goodwill on them. There are comments (like “You look fat in those jeans”) better left unmade. Is omission a kind of secrecy? I think so. So when I write, I’m not worried about the response I’ll get from the readers I’ve never met. I’m worried about what the people I love will think about what I’ve exposed. In one of the first columns I wrote for this paper, I discussed my relationship with my father. I confessed though I loved him, his late career change made me deeply unhappy and confused, and I saw it as a personal affront (newsflash, Caroline: it wasn’t). After reading it, he told me “I had no idea you felt that way.” Although he was surprised, he wasn’t displeased. It gave us an opportunity to talk about the things the column discussed: my feelings of rejection, how proud I was of his courage, even football. In that regard, the exercise was positive, because it forced a sort of candor that I wouldn’t have offered otherwise. We aired our grievances; our relationship was strengthened. Take this away: honesty really is the best policy. Having a writer in your life is not all bad. Rather, if anything, I might caution you against dumping a writer. Even if you get the car or the house, even millions, you might end up the villain in a book — and really, what’s worse?

Be Safe: June is National Safety Month Staff Report For The Record June is National Safety Month, a great time for families to check their aging loved one’s home for potential hazards that could threaten their independence. A recent survey of ER doctors revealed that nearly half of all home accidents by seniors (48 percent) can be avoided. Home Instead Senior Care serving Beaumont, Port Arthur, and Orange counties is committed to lowering that number, with new, free resources for families. By utilizing these resources, chances are good that families will uncover hidden dangers that could mean the difference between their parents staying at home or moving out. Nearly Half of Senior Home Accidents are Preventable, ER Doctor Survey Says. Home Instead Senior Care of Beaumont, Port Arthur, and Orange counties Offers Free Resources, offer tips for easy fixes that reduce accidents and ensure safety of Seniors Nearly 20 million seniors ages 65 and older visit the emergency room each year with almost a third of the visits related to injuries*, many of which are sustained in the place seniors are meant to feel the safest: their home. In fact, 65 percent of senior homes have at least one potential safety issue, according to adult children of seniors surveyed by Home Instead, Inc., franchisor of the Home Instead Senior Care network. However, almost half of all home accidents by seniors (48 percent) can be avoided according to a recent survey of emergency room doctors.** These preventable home hazards, such as throw rugs or loose railings, can be particularly harmful, leading to falls

and injuries that can impact seniors’ ability to live independently. However, the majority of seniors (85 percent) haven’t taken any steps to prepare their homes for their changing needs as they grow older. “The home should be the safest and most comfortable place for aging seniors,” says Charlie Holder of the Home Instead Senior Care franchise office. “It is critical for families and seniors to invest the time in identifying and making the necessary home safety modifications to ensure it stays that way.” Senior home safety experts

recommend that adult children of seniors take at least one day each year to perform a thorough safety check of their parents’ home. To help families accomplish this goal and help seniors reduce the risk of injury in their own homes, the Home Instead Senior Care office is offering a free home safety checklist, an online safety assessment and recommendations for inexpensive modifications. To request a free home safety checklist and other materials, please call the local Home Instead Senior Care office at 409892-7494.

The Record Newspapers of Orange County, Texas The Record Newspapers- The County Record and the Penny Record- are published on Wednesday of each week and distributed free throughout greater Orange County, Texas. The publications feature community news, local sports, commentary and much more. Readers may also read each issue of our papers from our web site TheRecordLive.Com.

News Tips and Photos 886-7183 or 735-7183 E-mail:

County Record: 320 Henrietta St., Orange, Texas 77630 Penny Record: 333 W. Roundbunch, Bridge City, Texas 77611 Offices Closed On Wednesday. Didn’t Get Your Paper? Call 735-5305.

Round The Clock Hometown News


The Record • Week of Wednesday, June 4, 2014

D-Day at 70 years

WWII soldier recalls From Page 1

Bridge City gets a bit bigger after annexation David Ball

For The Record

English Channel to France to fight in World War I. Fontenot enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps in 1942 for the duration of the war plus six months of service. It was his third deferment due to his work and he wanted to serve. He was training to be an aerial gunner on a B-24 Liberator bomber. His first assignment was in Victoria, then Harlingen, and lastly, Omaha, Nebraska. He was assigned to a plane when the war ended in Europe. Fontenot said it was “one hell of a celebration” in Lincoln Nebraska on V-E Day. He served in the military until 1946. “It was amazing how everyone got behind the war effort,” he said. He was told he could get his job back at Consolidate Steel in Orange, but he was laid off with others after the first day. He then was hired on at DuPont in Orange where he worked for 43 years and retired in 1980. He worked one additional year there under contract. His first home was in Groves before they moved to Orange in 1960. Fontenot said he’s been enjoying life since retiring. He added he has lived so long because he has no enemies. “The heaviest burden you can carry is a chip on your shoulder,” he said. “It’s been an interesting life.”

The city of Bridge City just got a little bigger after Tuesday night’s city council meeting. The council approved a proposed annexation plan for the city that will extend two fingers toward the Rainbow Bridge, according to City Manager Jerry Jones. The new city limits will be where the Extra Territorial Jurisdiction now lies- to an island in the middle of the Sabine River near the Rainbow Bridge. A strip of land on FM 1442 will also be annexed. Jones said there’s a total of 1,022 acres that can possibly be annexed by the city. “There’s a lot of area we could annex if we wanted to,” he said.

Councilman Danny Cole asked why the city was annexing marshland. Jones answered there were many problems when the city of Port Arthur annexed the then Gulf States Utilities power plant in the past. The state made Port Arthur pull their boundaries back to the middle of the river. Bridge City officials want to get to the point so Port Arthur won’t annex that property again. “It (Bridge City city limits) butts up against Port Arthur,” Jones said. He added annexation is a very extensive time line to follow and the city has 90 days to complete. The council also approved an ordinance regulating peddlers, itinerant vendors, hawkers, solicitors and canvassers

County business

Gary’s closing

From Page 1

my,” Block said. “The Bridge City store was doing well, though. Everybody is doing one-stop shopping now and passing us up. It’s (the Orange location) kind of hard to get to.” “We’ve tried to keep our prices down and be customer-friendly. We appreciate our customers.” Block said her co-workers are good team members and they’re trying to stay optimistic and hope they’re not unemployed for a significant amount of time. In fact, all of them volunteered to come to the restaurant on Monday and help with the clean-up. “It was a shock to all of us. They were losing money in Orange and you can’t stay in business when you’re losing money. It’s a sign of the times. You don’t see too many freestanding cafes anymore,” she said. Block said it’s just one of life’s chapters ending. “We’re all good at what we do and we’ll and on our feet. We have good owners. They were good to work for. Something just happened. We’re all friends and we’ll stay in touch,” Block said. “We’ll miss our customers. Some of them we already knew what they wanted when they came in.


think we should investigate this further. I have a substantial amount of questions,” Thibodeaux said. Banken replied the commissioners owe it to the citizens of Orange County to look into the matter. He added he doesn’t want a new contract two weeks before the budget process begins and tell the current county employees they don’t have a job. Mark Wimberley, maintenance supervisor, said his janitorial service numbers didn’t match Crump’s numbers. “Personally, I don’t think it’s a workable solution for Orange County. You have to get very specific on the contract. The only thing the contractor will do is clean,” Wimberley said. “People live and work here and you’ll be taking tax dollars out of the county.” Wimberley added some departments may be concerned about cleaning personnel entering after hours plus confidentiality issues in the departments. David Dubose, Precinct 1

and establishing registration requirements. Jones said his officer receives a lot of calls about solicitors. City Attorney Paul Fukuda said the ordinance tries to strike a balance in the right to solicit, but to be regulated albeit not to an excessive degree. Civic organizations will be able to use large stores, such as Market Basket, Walgreen’s and Walmart, parking lots and children under the age of 18 may still go door to door for nonprofit reasons. Other exemptions are businesses who set up shop for 45 days or less, those operating less than six hours a day and 5013c nonprofit organizations. Peddlers must obtain a license for a $100 fee and pay for a $2,000 bond. Temporary

vendors may get a license for $20 a day or $100 for the entire year. Solicitors and canvassers need not pay a fee because they are considered a matter of free speech, protected under the U.S. Constitution. Mayor Kirk Roccaforte asked if Faith-Based Organizations going door to door would be affected. Fukuda said the ordinance doesn’t affect them. A no contact list will be maintained at city hall for those who already are or wish to placed on the list. Cole asked if anyone has ever paid the $2,000 bond. Roccaforte said home alarm companies did following Hur done to correct the problem. Jones said he will meet with the street contractor on Thursday.

From Page 1

commissioner, requested another workshop be scheduled for next Monday. At the regular meeting, commissioners approved a resolution supporting the implementation plan proposed by the Orange County Total Maximum Daily Loads Stakeholder Advisory Group. This will clean up pollution in Adams and Cow Bayous to be dissolved in the Sabine River. The Sabine-Neches River Authority will be heading up the plan, according to Joel Ardoin, environmental health and code compliance director. Additionally, Bridge City, Orange, Pinehurst, Vidor, Port of Orange, Water Control and Improvement District #2 and the Orangefield Water Corporation also support the plan. The commissioners were told about $360,000 for rental equipment for Road & Bridge to do summer road work. Clark Slacum, county engineer, asked if his department would have to go out for bids or rent it off of a state contract. He was informed it may

take until July before a bid is processed and to go with an existing state contract. Banken said something need to be done quickly to start on the road work. Crump told Slacum to get a price for the equipment and the item can be approved next week. No action was taken. Slacum said in a departmental report crews have completed 80 percent of the rebuilding of Linscomb Road in Precinct 2 and Sandalwood Road in Precinct 3. These were both non-grant roads. The county has received a green light to start on the $1.1 million Ike 2.2 grant roads and the need for the rental equipment. Douglas Manning, assistant county attorney, reported the commissioners’ court gave him the authority to remove the litigation case of Orange County versus Jeremiah Gunter to federal court if necessary. Likewise, he was given authority to begin mediation with the federal court in the litigation case of Orange County versus Montana.

June was declared as Men’s Health month in the county. The proclamation declared National Men’s Health Month is a community awareness campaign to educate the public about the importance of a healthy lifestyle and early detection of male health risks to reduce rates of mortality from disease. The Julie Rogers “Gift of Life” program and Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas are offering free prostate cancer screenings in addition to free PSA blood tests, cholesterol, blood pressure, blood sugar check and HIV from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 21 at Orange Baptist Hospital. There will also be refreshments, lunch and door prizes. Another proclamation declared May 29, 2014 as Glenn Earle Day in the county. Earle is a veteran newscaster for KOGT for 22 years. He also has the distinction of attending the most commissioners’ court meeting in the history of Orange County.

Cold Hardy Palms In Stock Now


• The Record • Week of Wednesday, June 4, 2014

From the Creaux’s Nest WE HONOR OUR WWII VETS Those weather folks on television are more often wrong than right. In all fairness, no one can predict southeast Texas weather for certain. At best, last week they got a D. Every day the forecast had from 80 percent to 30 percent coverage of three to five inches of rain. Very few drops fell and that worked out good for outdoor activities but because of the forecast, some functions were indoors. I believe they all get their info from the National Weather Bureau in Lake Charles and if one is wrong, they’re all wrong. Anyway, on my way in to work today I saw where a good shower fell between Bridge City and the airport. No rain for the rest of us. It’s very dry.*****This week, on June 6, we mark the 70th anniversary of D-Day, the invasion of Normandy in 1944. According to the U.S. Veterans Administration about every two minutes a WWII vet leaves us, dying at a rate of 556 a day. Known as the “Greatest Generation” we honor their sacrifices on this D-Day. Our buddy Millard “Neighbor” Cox was on an island in the Philippines when word reached him. Like people who lived when JFK was killed, every WWII vet knows exactly where they were when word reached them about D-Day. If you know a WWII vet give them a call or visit. Ten years from now none will remain.*****I’ve got to move on. Please come along, I promise it won’t do you no harm. NO POLITICAL STAMPEDE FOR CHANGE Just a few facts about the recent Republican Primary that proves lack of interest and no movement by youth. Never before has a county judge been elected with so few votes. Only 5,565 votes were cast in the runoff. Out of 49,353 registered voters, averaging 49.5 years in age, less than 3,000 votes elected the county judge. The average age in the primary was 59.8 years but the voter was older in the runoff, 63.2 years. I have seldom disagreed with Judge Thibodeaux but he said it was new, young voters who wanted change. That doesn’t prove to be the case at all. There wasn’t a stampede to the polls for change. If 192 votes would have been cast differently, we would have had different results. A false ad might have been the difference. Less than one percent elected the county judge. 1,949 females, 1,622 males voted early. Of the 3,571, the oldest was 100-year-old Clifton Arthur McGee, the youngest was Elizabeth Rachel Newell, who turned 19 on May 14, 2014. Twenty-seven voters were over 90, 372 over 80, 1,324 over 70, 2,327 over 60, 2,971 were over 50, 3,298 over 40 and the so-called youth movement voters, 273, were 30 or younger. Seventy-six percent of all voters were not new, they were regular Republican voters who voted in the last two races. For the most part, Democratic and Independent voters didn’t vote. Not only was there no rush for change, there was no interest. One thousand more voters voted in the congressional race than in the county judge race, they ignored it, “no emergency.” Independents make up between 20 and 25 percent of the voters. In the general election the way they fall usually determines the winner. It’s almost a sure bet that if Judge Carl Thibodeaux ran again, he would be elected in November with Democratic, Independent and Centrist Republican votes. To avoid anyone without qualifications coming out of a primary and being elected, Democrats will have to field good candidates in the primary, especially in open seats. There were many qualified Democrats, for example, if Bridge City mayor Kirk Roccaforte were on the ballot in November, I believe we would see different results. For years John Dubose had a strong Democratic base. Only a small percent followed him to the Republican primary. A qualified Democrat can still be elected in Orange County and chances will get better when Obama is gone. Brint Carlton picked just the right time to run. A light turnout, out of nearly 50 thousand registered voters only 2,971 voted for the winner. That doesn’t show a rush for change, it shows lack of interest. To recharge the interest both parties will have to field candidates or we will continue to have primary candidates in a light vote elected. Eighty-four thousand citizens will be represented by someone who got less than 3,000 votes. That’s the Democrats and voters fault. TURNING BACK THE HANDS OF TIME 10 Years Ago, 2004 On June 5, President Ronald Reagan, the 40th president of the United States, died at the age of 93, after a 10year battle with Alzheimer’s disease. He served as presi-

dent from 1981 to 1989. Reagan lived longer than any U. S, president. On Nov. 5, 1994, Reagan, in a hand written letter, informed the American people and the world that Alzheimer’s disease was riding with him into the sunset on his life. He knew that in just a few years he wouldn’t even remember the White House. He once told his daughter Pattie, “How we die is God’s business; our duty is to accept it.” President Reagan lived 10 unpleasant years with the disease after living a life that had been richly blessed. *****June 6, is the 60th anniversary of the day that changed the world, D-Day, in 1944. *****A birthday party for Roy was held at Dunn’s Bluff on Cow Bayou. Many out of town family and an impressive group of friends helped him celebrate. Most all the county judges attended except Judge Pat Clark, who was given a pass for not attending. Pat had a legitimate excuse; he was attending a Clark family reunion at Fairmont, 15 miles from Hemphill. Clarkstown, where Pat’s folks are from, doesn’t exist anymore. His dad Junior, uncles H.K., Doyle and Bill and aunt Morell all attended. Roy tried to talk Judge Carl Thibodeaux into taking his place when a sharp New Orleans gal sat on his lap and sang “Happy Birthday,” Marilyn Monroe style. Tib said there was just too much daylight. *****GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN: Betty Ruth Kirkland, 87, of Orange, died June 5. Service was held June 9. Ed Green and Mickey McNamara officiated. She was preceded in death by her husband Zach. She is survived by two daughters, Nancy E. Procell and husband Quincy and Joyce Cross and one son Zach Derwin Kirkland and wife Wanda.*****Earlene McCormick LaBleu, 55 died June 1.*****Mayne Ruth Williams Simar, 92, died Tuesday, June 1. She was preceded in death by her husband James Roy Simar and son Jimmy Simar. She is survived by sons Ronnie and John Simar and daughter Norma Gayle Campbell. *****Mike Griffey, 48, died May 31. *****Audrey Spell, 75, of Bridge City, died June 6. She is survived by sons Tom Perkins, Sr., Ken Perkins and Herman Jenkins, Jr. 35 Years Ago-1979 The Bridge City High School Band is in Mexico for Fiesta ‘79. The band worked for a year to earn money for the 10-day trip. *****Bridge City grads earning 4.0 grade points as students at Lamar University in Beaumont are: Brigid Angelle, Elizabeth Chandler, David Daigle, George Durling, Kevin Hayes, Denise Lormand, Ronald Stokes and Susan Moon.*****The old Jimmy Ochiltree Sims home has been moved from Front and 8th Street to 905 Division to make room for the civic plaza. The Sims home will become the Heritage House. *****Becky Stoffer is chosen 1979 queen of the Sheriff’s Posse Rodeo. She replaces Sherry Curl. *****A few of the names making the round in the Bon Ami CB Club are: Tugboat Mama, Sugar Granny, Drill Stem, Capt. Kangaroo, Honky Tonk Angel, Sambo, Rod Burner, Miss Kitty, Sundance Kid, Cat Mama, Sugar Bear, Crippy Nipple, Snuff Gully, Never Ready, Coon Skinner, Sugar Bea and Capt. Kirk.*****State Rep. Wayne Peveto is home after session in Austin. The Peveto Bill is a version of tax revolt. Peveto’s final bill didn’t have everything in it he wanted but the tax cuts were the “bright spot” of the session. *****Pretty, little Tanya Thibodeaux turned 10 years old on June 3, Mike McCardle was 18 on June 7 and Norma Davidson will celebrate her dayJune 12.*****Bernard Giarratano has been named executive director of Family and Children Services of Beaumont. He is the husband of Betty Ed and the father of Scott. Betty Em and Bernard were both raised in Orange. *****Mrs. James Laughlin of Orangefield wins $1,016 in KOGT’s bumper to bumper club. Station manager is Bill Fort, music director is Steve Cathy.*****Jimmy Segura is released from the hospital.*****Jason Richards will be 5 years old on June 10 and Larry Guyote turned 40 last week on May 31.*****Harold Fisette celebrated his day June 6 and he’s already past 40. *****The Houston Astros have new owners, John McMullen and David LeFevre. They bought the team from Ford Motor Credit Corporation. J.R. Richard, Bob Watson and Jose Cruse are on the Astro team. A FEW HAPPENINGS The Greater Orange Area Chamber is sponsoring the “Do It In Orange” third annual fishing tournament Saturday, June 14 and Sunday, June 15. This year the event will also include a high school division. Those fishing events have brought many tourists to the area in the past and promoters are expecting many out-oftowners.*****The top 10 biggest companies on the Fortune 500 list have four oil companies, so don’t ever feel sorry for Big Oil. #1. Wal-Mart; #2, Exxon Mobil; #3 Chevron; #4, Berkshire Hethaway; #5, Apple; #6, Phillips 66; #7, General Motors; #8, Ford Motor Co.; #9, G.E. and #10 Valero. Energy Texas has 52 firms on the 500 list. Half are based in Houston. Only New York has more Fortune 500 companies than Houston. Black Gold is Texas’ trump card.*****Ronnie Johnson, former high school basketball star and member of the All Decade Team of the 60’s, is in town visiting his ailing father, Grady “Guvnor” Johnson, former mayor of Pinehurst and owner of Johnson Ministorage. Ronnie, a published author and artist has several recent book published by Tate Publishers. His agent is Amy Hixon. Ronnie sends a big hello to Kaz and Dickie.*****Friday a big family crawfish boil was held for Dr. Amber Dunn, who was in from Ohio to celebrate her birthday. Her sister Jenna and daughter Delilah were here from Framingham, MA also. They are the daughters of Mark Dunn. The crawfish, from Big Daddy’s, were cooked to perfection by Clint Britt. The faraway girls luckily were able to be home during crawfish season this year. On Saturday they joined in the big birthday bash for their “Poppa” Roy. The great food was prepared by Danny’s. Relatives and friends came from far away. Roy’s two sisters, Fay and Shirley and their families and many cousins attended. A special surprise guest was Mary Ottea, who has been a friend of Roy’s for at least 57 years, and daughter Lisa were here from College Station. Also attending was longtime friend from Arlington, Penny Thompson and childhood friend, Fadra Thibdeaux, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. The Louisiana families brought many Cajun treats, even

Grandma’s old treat “fig tarts” made with special dough and homemade cracklins, boudain etc.*****A few folks celebrating their special day in the next few days. On June 4, having a birthday are Sandra Hoke, Paige and Jade Ousley, Glenn Fisher, Donna Rogers, Brittany Yu and Aaron McNeil.******June 5 is a pretty good hand to draw from. Celebrating on this perfect Gemini day are Tim Hughes, Britt Godwin, Roy Dunn and Joyce Dowdle. Joining them are Mary Jennings, Gene Guyote, Aaron Bland, Nancy Ramsey, Patricia Mires, Brenda Howard, Laura Silva, Trey Wild, Chris Andes and Hunter Puckett. President Reagan died on this day also. *****On June 6, celebrating are Lynn Fields, Linda Sims, John Bertrand, Gail Griffith, Harold Fisette and Ryan Gunstream. Also on this day our late friend Lannie Claybar was born in 1912. He died Sept. 6, 1969, at age 57. This is also D-Day back in 1944. *****On June 7, our friend girl, grandmother to one grandchild, “Girl Friday” to Bobby, Shirley Zimmerman  celebrates. Also Richard Granger, Logan Smith and Billy Frank Bradberry. *****On June 8, a special guy, Walter Riedel celebrates his special day. Also celebrating are Billie Wood, Shan Jones and Carolyn Sexton.*****On June 9, pretty Karli Choate celebrates, also Charlie Blalack, Paige Olive, Elizabeth Barfield and Dixie Armstrong.*****June 10 finds our good buddy “High Pockets” Rayford Jimenson, who was two feet long when he was born, celebrating on this day. Also Chris Riedel, Tyler Derouen and Caroline Hennigan. Happy birthday to all. Please see complete list.*****The Wednesday Lunch Bunch had a real nice gathering last week at Robert’s. This week The Bunch gathers at Novrozsky’s and back to Robert’s next week. Everyone is always welcome.*****If you are thinking about landscaping, now is the time to call Pete at Coastal Landscaping. I saw a beautiful job they did last week. It’s amazing what they can do to make your yard beautiful. They will work with your plants or put new ones in.*****Shirley Zimmerman went to Oklahoma to visit her only grandchild.*****Jenna Dunn Belau and daughter Delilah are leaving Wednesday for home in the Boston area. They have been visiting grandparents, family and father Mark. Amber returned to her hospital job in Ohio Sunday. It won’t be quite very long around the Dunn “TeePee” however, Phyl’s sister Jo and husband Claude arrive on Thursday from Hot Springs.*****Let us know if you have family coming and going and we’ll give it a shout out. Birthdays Brittany Yu, Brittany Chalmers, Glenn Fisher, Paige Ousley, Jade Ousley, Brooklyn Goldsmith, Aaron McNeil, Sandra Hoke, Donna Benefield, Donna Rogers, Hunter Puckett, Brenda Howard, Patricia Mires, Nancy Ramsey, Aaron Bland, Gena Guyote, Jessica Freeman, Kevin Doss, Mary Jennings, Tim Hughes, Trey Wild, Chris Andes, Joyce Dowdle, Roy Dunn, Karen McDuff, Laura Silva, Lindi Torson, Ryan Gunstream, Lorrie LeBlanc, Ed Worthy Jr., John Bertrand, Sherilyn Brister, Lynn Fields, Gail Griffith, Kelsey Miller, Linda Sims, Sarah Williams, Richard Granger, Ashley LaRose, Billy Frank Bradberry, Billy Killman, Logan Smith, Penny Robards, Shon Jones, Tana Hightower, Walter Riedel, Aubrey Reynolds, Billie Wood, Carolyn Sexton, Crystal Wells, Elizabeth Barfield, Debbie Vidrine, Gavin Birmingham, Deane Moran, Alston Reynolds, Dixie Armstrong, Charlie Blalack, Jessica Hilliard, Karli Choate, Paige Olive, Kevin Ernst, Chrisleigh Longlois, Rayford Jimerson, Tyler Derouen, Caroline Hennigan and Chris Riedel. CAJUN STORY OF THE WEEK Joe Comeaux’s boy Alfred, in da Marines, was deployed to Afghanistan him bout six months ago him. While he was dere flusing out dose terrorist, he got a letter from his girl friend, Camille, wat lives in Crowley. In da letter she explin to Alfred dat since he’s been gone him, she had slept wit two fellows and dat she wanted to break up wit him because one of dem mens really sent her in orbit, him. She wanted Alfred to send back da picture of herself she had given him. So po Alfred him, he did wat any squared Cajun Marine would do. Alfred went to all his buddies and collected all dere unwanted photos of women’s dat he could find. He den mailed all 25 of dem pictures of women’s, some wit clothes and some witout, to his girl friend Camille wit the following note. “Me, I don’t remember which one you are, please remove your picture and be kind enough to send da rest back to me, tank you.”   CES’T TOUT I got to wondering how, why and who was responsible for printing the phrase “In God we Trust” on United States currency. Well, it was a mandate handed down by Abe Lincoln’s treasury secretary, Salmon Chase. Later President Theodore Roosevelt attempted to remove the slogan because Teddy, as a devout Christian, felt that putting God on money was sacrilegious. He had a point. I was thinking the same thing since money is called the “Root of all Evil” but then it’s also called the “Almighty Dollar.” I don’t know what got me off on that. I guess I need to get out more. I’ve got to go now. Thanks for your time, mine is up. Have a great week, take care and God bless.

The Record • Week of Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Community Bulletin Board Lamar Univ 2014 Summer Camps Lamar University invites students of all ages to a variety of summer camps to be held on campus this summer. Camps are offered for a variety of ages and interests with both daily and residential opportunities. (basketball, football, volleyball, soccer, baseball, aquatics, choir, band, percussion, dance, theatre, speech, nursing, TX governor, construction and engineering) Contact Larry Acker, assistant director, public relations, 409-880-7886 or Daniel McLemore, marketing specialist at 409-880-8490.

ketball and improve fundamental skills through competitive, fun games & drills. There will be clinics held concerning shooting, dribbling, passing, defense, as well as the importance of teamwork. Contact

BC Cardinal Basketball Camp June 2-5 Sign up location BCHS Competition Gym. Mon. & Tues. 3:30 -5:20 pm(Grades 4 - 6) 5:30 - 7:30 pm (Gr. 7 - 9)Wed. & Thurs. 12:30 - 2:20 pm(Gr. 4-6) 2:30 - 4:30 pm (Gr. 7 - 9) Deadline is May 16 for camp package only. Cost is $65 for about 8 hours of instruction. Both camps $95.

Art Quest Summer Class Registration through June 6 Stark Museum of Art opens registration for Art Quest Summer Classes at 712 Green Ave. in Orange.

BC Little League board elections Sat. LCM Class of 1964 celebrates Bridge City Little League will be holding board elections 50th Reunion June 13 Sat., from 8 am – 12 pm. Ballots will be located in the Board room. All parents of children presently enrolled in the league are eligible to vote.

Auditions for ‘The Producers’ set for May 27 & 28 Auditions for ‘The Producers’ set at 7 pm in the Lamar Theater on the Port Arthur campus, at 1700 Procter St., Tues., May 27 and Wed., May 28. Director Keith Cockrell says, “everybody is invited” to try out for Mel Brooks’ “The Producers,” the Tony Award-winning musical being staged at Lamar State College-Port Arthur this summer, in conjunction with Port Arthur Little Theatre. Rehearsals begin June 2 with the show to be presented July 18-20, July 25-27 and Aug. 1-2. For audition info call Cockrell at 409-984-6338. For reservations call 409984-6111.

Deep South Racing Asso Boat Races May 31 - June 1 Free admission and parking and lots of excitement on 1000 Simmons Dr. at the City Boat Ramp in Orange. No pets, coolers or bicycles. Venders with adult beverages, food and crafts will be on site. For more info call 409-883-1011

American Legion Post 49: Plate lunch fundraiser June 5 American Legion Post 49, at 108 Green Ave. in Orange, will be selling plate lunches from 11 am - 2 pm on Thurs., June 5. Cost is $8. The meal consist of brisket link, potato salad, beans, bread and dessert. Walk in’s are welcome and delivery is available. Call 409-886-1241 afternoon on Wed. and before 9 am on Thurs. for orders and deliveries.

Breakfast Connection Thursday Come join us for a Breakfast Connection at DuPont Goodrich Federal Credit Union, 3109 Edgar Brown Drive, Ste. D, Orange at 7:30 a.m.

4th Ann “Little Guys” BC Cardinal Basketball Camp June 2–5 Incoming male kindergartners - 3rd graders sign up at Bridge City Elem. Gym between 5 – 5:50 pm (K & 1st) 6 - 7 pm (2nd & 3rd graders). Cost is $55 and includes about 4 hrs of instruction, a new rubber basketball & camp t-shirt. If you don’t want the t-shirt and ball, just show up the first day of camp with $50 and the application form. We will promote the sport of bas-

Little Cypress Class of 1964 celebrates 50th Reunion, 5 p.m.,Fri., June 13 Class Get Together at Dayle Ezell Foreman’s House.Covered Dish Luncheon starting at 11 am, Sat., June 14 at the American Legion Hall followed by a Dance at 7 pm. No cover charge all alumni of classes 1953 - 1970 invited. Contact Dayle Ezell Foreman at 409-735-3760. Norman Bickham at 409-745-2815. Floyd Reeves at 409-886-2042. Gerald Jones 409-883-9888.

Strawberry Jam Canning Class Thursday Texas A&M AgriLife Extension office will hold a free strawberry jam canning class at 10 a.m. on Thursday. Class will be held at the Extension office, 11475 FM 1442 Orange. This canning class is hands on and will be limited to participants. Call the Extension office to reserve your place 882-7010.

Enthuse Entertainment national theatrical release”Alone Yet Not Alone” June 13 Opening in Beaumont Father’s Day weekend June 13th at Tinseltown USW 15, Enthuse Entertainment presents the riveting family, friendly drama, Alone Yet Not Alone, starring Kelly Grayson with Jenn Gotson and Clay Walker. It is the vision of Enthuse Entertainment to produce God-honoring, faithbased, family friendly films that inspire the human spirit to seek and know God. Depicting a family at a critical juncture in America’s history, the film is designed to encourage and uplift families in difficult times, through sharing the inspiring story of Barbara and Regina Leininger and their journey of faith and survival during the French & Indian war in 1755. Captured by the Delaware Indians after raiding their home, and transported over 300 miles of wilderness to Ohio, the sisters are sustained only by their abiding trust in God, and their hope of escape against all odds to be reunited with their family.

OCC 10th Annual Fun for Funds Animated Musical Review June 12-14 Orange Community Players presents 10th Annual Fun for Funds Animated Musical Review at 7:37 pm on June 12, 13 & 14. Enjoy great musical entertainment, wine, desserts and hors d’oeuvres. Admission is $25. Reservations are highly recommended and are available by calling 409-882-9137 or going online to

Do It In Orange 2014 Fishing Classic June 14 & 15 Do It In Orange 2014 Fishing Classic at the City of Orange Boat Ramp with $22,500 in prize money guaranteed. Go to or call 409-883-3536 for more info.


GOACC seeking sponsors for 2014 Fishing Tourn June 14 & 15 The Greater Orange Area Chamber of Commerce is seeking sponsors for the “2014 Do It In Orange Fishing Tournament” to be held June 14 & 15. Contact GOACC at 409-883-3536.

Advocates for Children, Inc. Dinner Theater Fund June 27 “Murderous Crossing” presented by Port Arthur Little Theater will be performed at the Advocates for Children, Inc. Dinner Theater Fundraiser with a mixer at 6:30 pm and dinner at 7 pm, on Friday, June 27. Location in The Garden District, 7536 Hwy. 87, N. Orange. Tickets are $60 per person, $100 per couple. Sponsorships are available. Call 1-877-586-6548 for reservation info.

Lloyd Grubbs American Legion Post 49 meet June 28 Lloyd Grubbs American Legion Post 49 and Auxiliary 49 are having their 2014-2015 officers installed beginning at 7 pm, June 28. All members and their guests are invited to attend.

Beaumont Women in Leadership Symposium July 10 “Women of Vision: Leading Transformation in the Workplace” held by Beaumont Women in Leadership Symposium from 8:30 am until 12 p.m., Thursday, July 10 at the Event Centre, 700 Crockett St. in Beaumont. Tickets are $35 and sponsorships start at $325. For more info contact Jason deGroot at or 713-775-5257.

Orange Council Campfire 11th Ann Golf Tourn July 12 Orange Council Campfire 11th Annual Golf Tournament begins with a Shotgun Start at 8 am, Saturday, July 12 at Sunset Grove Country Club in Orange. Registration available at 908 Pine St. in Orange. Call 409-883-8841 or go to for more info.

LCM Class of 1994 to hold reunion July 19 LCM Class of 1994 has scheduled their 20 Year Reunion 7 p.m.-12 a.m., July 19 at L’auberge in Lake Charles. Final details are pending with more numbers coming in. For more information go to their “Class of 1994 LCM Reunion” group on Facebook or contact Misty Bornholdt-Winder at 409-882-4040 or e-mail

2nd Bill Cosby performance added at Lutcher After selling out in 24 hours, the Lutcher Theater has added a second performance of one of America’s most beloved comedians of all time, Bill Cosby. Great seats are now available for Thursday, July 24 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale now from $35-$75 at or by calling the Lutcher Box Office at 409-886-5535. The Frances Ann Lutcher Theater for the Performing Arts is located at 707 Main in Orange.

40th Anniv of the Texas Renaissance Fest Oct. 11-Nov. 30 The Kingdom is stronger than ever! During the past three years, the festival has been completely over hauled with new stages, shoppes and demonstration areas and has seen its highest attendance ever. The Festival will run weekends from Oct. 11th-Nov. 30th and Thanksgiving Friday.


• The Record • Week of Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Deaths and Memorials Death Announcements Goldie Buker Orange On May 30, 2014, Goldie Louise Lindsey Buker went to her heavenly home while surrounded by her loving family: Valerie Keneson (Bradley) of Vidor; Ralph Buker (Geneva) of Orange; and Vickie Doucet of Melbourne, Fla., as well as extended family and friends. Goldie Louise was born on Dec. 26, 1923 in Dunbar, W. Va. to the late Herbert William and Minnie May Lindsey. She was preceded in death by brothers, Paul Henry and Carl Ray Lindsey, Sr. and sisters Elizabeth Joanna Jenkins and Linda L. Lindsey Ferguson. She moved from her home in Dunbar, W. Va. in August of 1966 to make her home in the great state of Texas. Goldie Louise is survived by her sisters, Freda Crewdson of Tampa, Fla. and Eva Garrett of Raleigh, N. C., brothers Thomas Lindsey (Mary) of Melbourne, Fla. and Joseph Douglas Lindsey (Jeanie) of Nitro, W. Va. She graduated from Dunbar High School in 1941. In 1947, she married the love of her life, Lorenzo Emery Buker. Besides Goldie’s three children, she was blessed with seven grandchildren: Ryan A. Buker (Cathy) of Orange; Derrick E. Cantu (Aubrey) of San Antonio; Bradley J. Keneson II (Amy) of Forth Worth; Keith R. Buker (Judith) of Dallas; Katelyn B. Keneson of Vidor, Rachel Messick and David Doucet (Amy). She was also blessed with five greatgrandchildren: William E. Messick, Stella Doucet, Landry E. Cantu, Tanner A. Buker and Emily L. Buker. Goldie Louise was a member of First United Methodist Church in Orange and the Sunset Grove Country Club. She was a dear woman who gave her all and excelled in many things, including the sports of bowling and golf for many years. Those who knew her felt loved and valued and she was seldom without a smile on her face.

Robert Anthony, Jr. Formerly Orange Robert Marlon Anthony, Jr., 61, of Westlake, La., rock-nrolled to Heaven on May 28, 2014, at St. Patrick Hospital in Lake Charles, La. Born in Kennedy, Texas, on July 10, 1952, he was the son of Robert Marlon Anthony, Sr. and Sarah Maxine Anthony. A Stark graduate of 1970, he was all regional in High School football. Robert was very passionate about football; his favorite teams were the Dallas Cowboys and the Texas Longhorns. His true passion, however, was music. He loved all music, which he introduced to so many. His alltime favorite was classic rock. Robert is missed by many and will be loved unconditionally forever. He is survived by his wife, Sue Anthony of Westlake, La.; children, Virginia Anthony and Cletice Templeman of Westlake, La., Jason Anthony of Orange, Avery Anthony of New Orleans, La., Thomas Anthony and Olivia Mendoza of Orange, Chad Anthony of Westlake, La.; grandsons, Nicholas and Bradley Anthony; and his doggie babies, Hobo and Kina.

Services to be held Virginia Green Orange Virginia D. “Ginny” Green, 76, of Orange, passed away on June 2, 2014, at Baptist Hospital in Beaumont. Visitation will be from 5 - 8 p.m. Wednesday and funeral services will be held at 3 p.m., Thursday, June 5th, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating will be the Rev. Scott McIntosh of North Orange Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Orange. Born in Meade, Kansas on March 23, 1938 Ginny was the daughter of Russell Dow and Ida Lucille (Holdeman) Finnell. Ginny moved to Orange with her family in May, 1941. Ginny loved spending time with her family, especially cooking for them. She enjoyed crocheting, gardening and painting. She also enjoyed working with her family and friends. She retired from MASH Hospital in 1996, then worked with her daughter at Prescription Mart until 2012.

Preceded in death by her parents, Ginny is survived by her children, Gina Dooley of Longview, Mike Green and wife, Nanci of Orangefield, Mark Green of Dry Creek, La., Shari Mullinax and husband, Mike of Katy, and Angie Byerly and husband, Nathan of Orange; grandchildren, Jenna Carter and husband, George, Chrissy Dooley, Dena Oldham and husband, Todd, Devin Green, Jennifer and Julianne McManus, Jordon and Bryan Green, Ellie and Josh Fletcher, Parker Mullinax, GinnyAnn and Garrison Byerly; her great-grandchildren, Cade, Greenlea, Paxton and Porter Oldham and William Carter. She is also survived by her sisters, Glenda Whitley and husband, Jean, Florence Evans and husband, Jerry; and many nieces and nephews. Serving as pallbearers will be Nathan Byerly, Devin Green, Josh Fletcher, Darrell Evans, Mike Mullinax and Todd Oldham. She will be dearly missed by all that knew her as Mom, Ginny, Granny, or Aunt Ginny. In lieu of flowers please donate to the American Cancer Society: 755 South 11th St. Suite 212, Beaumont, TX 77701.

Frances Choate Vinton, La. Frances Binagia Choate, 98, of Vinton, La. passed away on June 1, 2014, at Resthaven Nursing Home in Lake Charles, La. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m., Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. A rosary will be recited at 6 p.m. at the funeral home. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, June 5 at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Orange. Officiating will be Father Tom Phelan. Burial will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Orange. Frances was born in Port Arthur on July 28, 1915. Frances loved to sew, make dolls, creating ceramic creations and all things crafty. Although she loved these things dearly, she loved all her grandchildren most of all. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Robert Choate; her daughter, Linda Choate Hoffpauir and eight siblings. She is survived by her son, Donald Choate of Clute; daughter, Frances Diann Foreman and husband, Louis Jr. of Vinton, La.; eight grandchildren, Troy Hoffpauir, Paige Bellett, Ray and Jay Garrett, Thia Buehring, Kim Scroggs, Karen Choate Chaney and Robert Louis Foreman; 19 great-grandchildren; 11 greatgreat-grandchildren; and sister, Mary Ellen Mott of Port Arthur. The family would like to especially thank Carolyn Choate for all her love and support through the years.

Joseph Sharp Orange Joseph Raymond Sharp, 68, of Orange passed away on Sunday, June 1, 2014 at Baptist Hospital in Beaumont.A visitation will be held on Tuesday, June 3, 2014 from 5 pm until 8 pm at Dorman Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at 10 am at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Bland Cemetery in Orange. Joseph was a native and lifelong resident of Orange, Texas; born on March 5, 1946 to parents Willie Ena (Wooten) and George Willis Sharp. He served his country in the Army during the Vietnam War. Joseph was a process operator with Chevron for 32 years and 10 years at Goodyear. Joseph enjoyed going fishing and hunting. He loved spending time with family. Joseph was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend who will be missed dearly. He was preceded in death by his parents, and son, Joseph Allen Sharp; and six siblings. He is survived by his wife, Elaine Sharp; daughters, Melissa Kay Menard; Vickie Leeann Sharp; son, James Lynn Sharp; sister, Evelyn Zirlott all of Orange, Linda Rubin of Porter, Ann O’Neal and husband, Jeffery of Orange; brothers, George Anthony Sharp and wife, Loretta of Orange, Phillip Leon Sharp and wife, Lois of Springfield, MO. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Billy Joe and Raymond Doyle Menard, Katie Ebarb, Jacob Layne and Jarod Lee Sharp and one great granddaughter, Naomi Nicole Menard. Condolences may be sent to the family at

Betty Dillard Orange Betty Jo Dillard, 84, of Orange, Texas passed away on June 2, 2014, at Baptist Hospital in Beaumont. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m., Friday, June 6 at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating will be Mr. Darrell Powell of The Church of Christ in West Orange. Burial will follow at Orange Forest Lawn in Orange. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m., Thursday, June 5, at Claybar Funeral Home. Born in Pampa on May 5, 1930 Betty was the daughter of Charles and Grace (White) Reed. She has been a resident of Orange since 1943 and graduated from Stark High School in 1947. She married Prentice Dillard on June 3, 1950. This year would have marked their 64th wedding anniversary. She worked for First Savings and Loan and Orange Credit Bureau. Grandma Betty was a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother. She is survived by her husband; and children Ramona and Roger Perry, Mike and Carol Dillard and Randy and Nan Dillard; seven grandchildren; four greatgrandchildren. She is preceded in death by three sisters and a brother. Serving as pallbearers will be Jordan and Justin Dillard, Adam, Austin and Clay Perry. Honorary pallbearers will be Colten Dillard and Andrew Perry. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to American Lung Association: American Lung Association National Office, 55 W. Wacker Dr., Suite 1150, Chicago, IL 60601

Bobby Stewart Orange Bobby Stewart, 79, of Orange passed away Sunday, June 1, 2014 at Baptist Hospital in Orange. A visitation will be Wednesday, June 4 from 5 pm until 7 pm at Dorman Funeral Home followed by funeral services Thursday, June 5 at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Keith Meyers officiating. Burial will follow at Orange Forest Lawn Cemetery in West Orange. Bobby was a native of Cummings, Ga.; born on August 21, 1934 to the late Shelby (Armstrong) and Veston Stewart. He has lived in the Orange area since 1972, prior in Mayport, Fla. Bobby served 20 years and retired from the Navy and he was employed 26 years at Temple-Inland

as an electrician. He was a very hard working man; fixing stuff or working in his garden. His greatest joy in life was spending time with his grandchildren. Bobby was a loving husband, father, brother, grandfather, uncle and friend who will be missed dearly. He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Nicky Stewart; sister, Helen Doney. Bobby is survived by his wife, Mildred “Millie” Stewart of Orange; daughter, Pamela Willey and husband, John of Orange; son, Mike Stewart and wife, Heidi of Lumberton; sister, Brenda Harris and husband, Everett of Plant City, Fla.; brothers, Charles Stewart and wife, Virginia of Pearl, MS, Tony Stewart of Orange, Veston Lee Stewart of Ala. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Zachary Willey, Madison and Taylor Stewart and numerous nieces and nephews. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.dormanfuneralhome. com.

Marilyn Cotton Orangefield Marilyn Lomie Cotton, 86, of Orangefield, passed away May 31, 2014, at her residence. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m., Thursday, June 5, at Claybar Funeral Home in Bridge City. Officiating will be Bobby Granger of West Orange Christian Church. The eulogy will be given by Will “Sarge” Cotton and Mark Scales. Burial will follow at Mary Williams Cemetery in Orangefield. Visitation will be from 4 - 9 p.m., Wednesday at Claybar Funeral Home in Bridge City. Born Oct. 29, 1927, at the Terry Section House near the Oilla Community in Orangefield, she was the daughter of W.L.“Pop” and Agnes Mary (Williams) Chandler. She was a homemaker who treasured her family and home. Marilyn was a charter member of West Orange Christian Church where she taught primary Sunday school for over 45 years, was the chief church van driver and served as church secretary-treasurer emeritus. She was preceded in death by her brothers, James and Gerald Chandler; brother-in-law, Claude Wilson; son-in-law, Chuck Tipton; and niece, Kathy Wilson Nuckols. She is survived by her husband, Bennie L. Cotton of Orangefield; son, Will “Sarge” Cotton and wife Jacky of Mauriceville; daughters, Marianne Payne and husband Glen of Vidor and Suzie Tipton of Clovis, N.M.; sisters, June Wilson of Beaumont and Cherry Scales and husband Royce of Orangefield; sisters-inlaw, Gloria and Betty Chandler, of

Orangefield; grandchildren, Christy Swanson and husband Mike of Mauriceville, Kimberly Wood and husband Shannon of Cheyenne, Wyo., Andrew Tipton of Clovis, N.M.., and Savannah Tipton of Orangefield; and greatgrandchildren, Brett Swanson, Gabrianna and Genevieve Wood. Serving as pallbearers will be Mark and Adam Scales, Randy Wilson, Gerald Chandler and Dylan and Cody Howard. Honorary pallbearers are Wayne Chandler, Gary Scales and Tim Hinson. Memorial contributions may be directed to the charity of the donor’s choice.

Services held Laura Flowers Bridge City Laura Ann “Cherokee” Flowers, 61, of Bridge City, Texas passed away on May 24, 2014, in Orange. Funeral services were May 29, preceded by visitation at Winfree Baptist Church in Bridge City. Officiating was Brother Keith Royal of Winfree Baptist Church. Born in Gaines County on March 4, 1953, she was the daughter of John Dewayne Pavey and Nella Dean Lawley. Laura was a member of Winfree Baptist Church in Orange. She loved cooking, gardening, fishing, sewing and reading. She was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her husband, Gary Paul Flowers of Bridge City; sons, Gary Michael Derby and his family and Joe David Schuffield and his family; brother, John Dewayne Pavey; and step-mother, Corinne Pavey of Temple. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Building Fund at Winfree Baptist Church 19525 Texas 62, Orange, TX 77630.

Mary Rasberry Orange Mary Loretta Rasberry, 63, of Orange, Texas passed away on

Saturday, May 31, 2014 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont. A Memorial Service was June 2 at Calvary Baptist Church in Deweyville, preceded by a gathering of family and friends. Rev. John Fortenberry officiated. Cremation arrangements were entrusted with Dorman Funeral Home. Mary was a native and lifelong resident of Orange; born on Nov. 8, 1950 to parents Lena Lou (Reed) and Walter Weldon Craig. She had a strong faith in God and attended Calvary Baptist Church in Deweyville. She enjoyed the outdoors, especially growing and caring for flowers and trees in her yard and loved spending time with her grandchildren. Mary was a loving mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend who will be missed dearly by all. She was preceded in death by her parents; and brother, Doyle Craig. Mary is survived by her daughter, Dana Ladner and husband, Herman of Buna; sons, Heath Prejean and wife, Tawana of Pearl, MS, Casey Lane Rasberry of New York, NY; sister, Aileen Faulk and husband, Larry of Mauriceville; brother, Marvin Craig and wife, Theresa of Sulphur, La. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Brett and Haylee Ladner, Austin and Lizze Prejean; childhood friend, Debi Rankin of Orange and numerous nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers donation may be made in the memory of Mary L. Rasberry to Calvary Baptist Church Youth Program P.O. Box 77 Deweyville, TX 77614. Condolences may be sent to the family at

Sharlet Courmier Formerly Orange Sharlet Boehme Courmier, 67, of Vinton, La., passed away on May 31, 2014, at The Medical Center of Southeast Texas in Port Arthur. Funeral services were June 3, preceded by visitation June 2, at Claybar Funeral Home Obits Page 7A

25 Optical



Complete Frames with single vision lenses

Orange 2313 16th Street (409) 883-7200


Complete Frames with bifocal lenses

VIDOr 225 W. FreeWay (409) 783-1800

Hrs: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday thru Friday BeaUMOnt 545 11th Street (409) 813-3930


Honors All WWII Veterans On The Anniversary of D-Day June 6, 1944

Chevrolet and it’s dealers proudly support our men and women in the armed forces. / 2611 MacArthur Drive • Orange • Sales: (877) 774-9647

The Record • Week of Wednesday, June 4, 2014

5th Annual Southeast Texas Ford Dealers All-Star Classics Announcing the 5th Annual Southeast Texas Ford Dealers All-Star Classics. There will be a softball All-Star game played at the Port Arthur Memorial softball field on June 12 at 6:30 p.m. The East Coach will be Amy McLaughlin of Orangefield and the West Coach will be LaTonya Dorsey of Huff-

man. On June 13 there will be a Volleyball All-Star game at the High School gymnasium of Hardin-Jefferson in Sour Lake. The West coach will be John Leornard of Barbers Hill and the East coach will be Debbie Peltier of Hamshire Fannett. The game will start at 5:00 p.m. On the same day at the same location at Hardin-Jefferson we will have the “James White Me-

morial All-Star Basketball Classics” Girls All-Star basketball game beginning 30 minutes of the conclusion of the volleyball game. The West coach will be Robert Hollyfield of Evadale and the East coach will be Eric Girola of Buna. Thirty minutes after the conclusion of the Girls All-Star game will be the “James White Memorial All-Star Basketball Classics” Boy’s All-Star basket-

The Arbor Day Foundation has a book that helps people identify trees in a simple, stepby-step process. The book, What Tree Is That?, is available for a $5 donation to the nonprofit treeplanting organization. What Tree Is That? is a fun, easy-to-use tree identification guide that features hand-drawn botanical illustrations highlighting the distinctive characteristics of many tree species. Nature lovers and professional arborists alike have called this pocket field guide a must-have

user-friendly resource. Its beautiful, full-color illustrations are in precise detail and depict natural colors, shapes and textures, so users can make a positive species identification in just a few easy steps. The Arbor Day Foundation offers this book to help people identify trees in Texas and throughout the Eastern and Central regions of the United States. What Tree Is That? uses a unique step-by-step approach for identifying the species of each tree, explaining what to

look for in the shape of the leaves, differences in the leaf stems and twig structures, and specific characteristics of fruits, flowers, buds and bark. What Tree Is That? is also available as an online interactive version at To obtain a tree identification guide in full color, send your name, address and $5 for each guide to What Tree Is That?, Arbor Day Foundation, 100 Arbor Ave., Nebraska City, NE 68410. You can also order the book online at

husband Victor of Tyler; brother, Billy Boehme and wife Pam of Orange; sister, Becky Trahan and husband Johnny of Orange; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Milton Brantley; and sister Phyllis Watts. He is survived by sons, Mark Steven Brantley of Orange and Larry Dale Brantley and wife, Ruth of Orange; daughter, Pamela Gaye Harris of Spring; brothers, Floyd “WeWa” and Willie Brantley.

Staff Report

For The Record

Book helps identify tree species in Texas

Obits From Page 6A in Orange. Officiating was the Rev. Lynn Ashcraft. Burial followed at Nibletts Bluff Cemetery in Vinton, La. Born in Orange on August 5, 1946, she was the daughter of Charles and Lois (Remkes) Boehme. On May 30, 1975, Sharlet married the love of her life. The couple was able to celebrate their 39th wedding anniversary together. Sharlet was a member of the North Orange Baptist Church and the Lake Charles Sail and Power Squadron. She was preceded in death by her father, Charles Boehme. She is survived by her husband, Tom Courmier of Vinton, La.; mother, Lois Boehme of Orange; son, Chuck Courmier and wife Jana of Spring Hill, Tenn.; granddaughter, Kamryn Courmier; twin sister, Shirley Long and

Francis Brantley Orange Francis Cleveland Brantley, 78, of Orange, passed away on May 26, 2014, at his home. Graveside services were May 30, at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Orange. Born on August 30, 1935, he was the son of Floyd Brantley and Mildred Kaiser. Francis worked as a shipping supervisor for Inland. He was an avid hunter and a member of the gun club He was preceded in death by his wife, Annie Brantley; brother,

ball game. The East coach will be Joe Sigler of Silsbee and the West coach will be Todd Sutherland of Hardin-Jefferson. On Saturday, June 14, the 5th Annual Southeast Texas Ford Dealers All-Star Classic will be played at The Carrol “Butch” Thomas Educational Support Facility in Beaumont. The game will begin at 7:00 p.m. The West Coach is Mike McEachern of Huffman and the East Coach is Brandon Faircloth of Port NechesGroves. We want to invite each of our media outlets in Southeast Texas to attend and we invite the entire Southeast Texas area to attend these events. The past 5 years these events have made it possible for the Southeast Texas Coaches Association to give $26,000 in scholarships while also giving assistance to families of athletes in Southeast Texas in the amount of

$10,500. We want to begin a Christmas program next year and the All-Star games and local business assistance is very important to our continuing to award the scholarships, family assistance and hopefully the Christmas program. We want to thank the Southeast Texas Ford Dealers for their financial support because without them none of this would be at all possible. They give many young men and ladies the opportunity to showcase their athletic talent one last time as a high school student. We hope that we can set records for attendance this year at all our contests. Enclosed is a roster for each contest, we hope that each media outlet will interview some of our players and coaches in the near future to promote these games. We thank you for coming and hope to see all of you at the game.


Greyson Eric Peevey Born: 12/19/13 Time: 11:39 a.m. Weight: 7 lbs. 4 oz. Height: 20 1/2 in. Parents: Eric and Amy Peevey of Bridge City, TX Siblings: Big Brother Will Grandparents: Ken and Kathy Johnson of Orange, TX William and Janet Peevey of Orangefield, TX Great Grandparents: Luther and JoAnn Bradley of Orange, TX Grady Johnson of Orange, TX

Congratulations Class of 2014! Mon. - Fri. 7 a.m. - 6 p.m. • Sat. 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

“You’ll Never Have to Unbuckle Your Seat Belt!”

Gentry Lyn and Crew Brenton Theriot Orange A graveside service was held for infant twins Gentry Lyn Theriot and Crew Brenton Theriot May 28, 2014, at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Orange. Officiating was Pastor George Gau of Turning Point Church in Vidor and Pastor Kay Simms of Crystal Beach Community Church. Survivors include their parents, Chris and Lindsay Theriot; sister, Landry Leigh Theriot; grandparents, Randy and Jan Theriot and Gary and Dana Robichau; and great- grandparents, Lee and Sandra Cook.

AND LAUNDRY 1311 Green Ave. Orange, TX

3011 Sixteenth ST. Orange, TX

1415 Main St. Vidor, TX

2230 Texas Ave. Bridge City, TX

883-3555 883-0355 769-7021 735-7313


• The Record • Week of Wednesday, June 4, 2014


Summer 2014

Orange youth living his dream in Hollywood Penny LeLeux For The Record When Weston McClelland of Orange was around 4 years old, he was watching the Disney Channel after school one afternoon and said, “I can do that. I can be one of those kids.” Weston, who turns 11 Thursday, said he has known he wanted to be in entertainment as far back as he can remember. “I would say I knew 100 percent when I was five, after I performed a hip-hop dance routine at the Lutcher Theater.” He took part in the annual Orange Jazz Company concert at the request of his then dance teacher, Lorna Badon. “The audience’s reaction after my performance that night sold me. I felt so good and knew

I wanted to entertain people.” Weston continued to emphasize his desire to be on television. His parents, Michelle and Wes McClelland decided they needed to figure out how Weston “could do that.” “In the spring of 2008, we contacted a small boutique talent agency in the Houston, Texas area that signed him to a modeling contract,” said his dad. Weston began working immediately for Academy Sports & Outdoors in print ads and television commercials. His first job for Academy was a nine and a half hour “Back to School” commercial shoot in Houston for kids’ backpacks and shoes. “He absolutely loved the experience and knew then he was

Weston McClelland of Orange is living his dream of being an actor in Hollywood. Weston turns 11 Thursday and has been acting and modeling since the age of 5. He has lived in California with his parents, Wes and Michelle McClelland for almost two years.

destined to be in the entertainment industry,” said Wes. Other projects for Academy at the start of Weston’s career included an Under Armour Christmas TV commercial, a front page Fathers’ Day print ad and July 4th print ad campaign. After two years, on the advice of Weston’s then agent, his parents decided to fly to California in the summer of 2010. “Father’s Day to be exact,” said Wes. “We stayed in the Burbank / Glendale area for 10 days, allowing Weston and our family to meet with several well known talent agencies, including the world renowned Ford Models.” Wes said that all of the agencies agreed young Weston had the goods to be successful in the entertainment industry, but to do so, they should move to the Greater Los Angeles area. Wes and Michelle immediately committed to selling their Texas Historical home in Old

Candu Management picks up local talent, offers advice Penny LeLeux For The Record Dolores Cantu, a West Orange graduate created Candu Management 13 years ago to help guide young people in the entertainment industry in Hollywood. She is a 45 year veteran of the large and small screen with a long history of television and film credits to her name, along with hundreds of commercials. Recently she took on management of young Weston McClelland from Orange, who moved to California almost two years ago to pursue his acting dreams. She found out about Weston from her longtime friend Bryan Windham. “I knew Bryan since I was 14 years old,” said Cantu. “He’s the one I took to the party,” she said referring to the annual West Orange Chiefs re-

union held at Mike Trahan’s home in late April. “When Bryan knew what I was doing for a living he was telling me about Jack (McClelland). He (Windham) is like the “fairy godfather” of Weston, because he knew me and knew I worked with kids. He’s the one that told me I need to look up this kid, that he’s Jack McClelland’s nephew.” “On that lucky day that Bryan asked to be my friend on Facebook, who knew that Weston would be the recipient of it.” As a manager she also looks for new projects in reality. “I was trying to do a reality show with Bryan. The guys that live on this property are his relatives. They all fix these bikes and this and that and whatever, but you have to have a lot of energy. I told him, ‘You’ve really

got to have more energy.’” Her stable of actors have many current and upcoming projects. The coach in the Robin William’s commercial for Snickers is Ethan Wilde. He has also played on NCIS Los Angeles. “I have a little girl, Ariana Devitta, 6, doing store ads for Disney,” said Cantu. “Charlie Farr and Emily Mest are in a campaign for Comcast and Charlie Farr and Joe Zymblosky just did a big campaign with Mike Tyson.” Josh Hoover has a hilarious parody of Robin Thicke’s Blurred Lines called Long Lines on YouTube that he wrote, directed, starred and edited. Farr, Mest and Hoover can be seen this summer in “Malibu Horror Story.” A short description of the movie says in the summer of 2012, four Mali- Dolores Cantu of Candu Management pictured with one of her newest clients, Weston McClelland from Orange, currently in California Local Talent Page 2B pursuing an acting career.

Orange and head to California in pursuit of Weston’s dreams. “It was not an easy decision to move to California. It meant leaving family, close friends, baseball teammates and his beloved teachers and school at West Orange-Stark Elementary,” said Wes. Weston continued to work in Texas for the next two years, building his resume, while his parents prepared for the move to California. After Weston completed the 3rd grade, everything was in place for the next adventure. “In July of 2012 we moved to Burbank, Calif. We arrived July 12th and will soon celebrate our 2nd anniversary living in SoCal,” said Wes. When they registered him for school in Los Angeles, classes of near 40 students was a bit overwhelming for the fourth grader from Texas. “Thankfully, due to my successful auditioning and active work schedule, it allowed me to attend CAVA (California Virtual Academy). I’m home schooled and love my CAVA teachers,” said Weston. “I take online classes daily, same as many college students. I have a private teacher I meet with weekly to go over my assignments. Also, my mom works with me daily and ensures that I’m on track to meet all CAVA requirements.” Weston has worked steadily Hollywood Page 4B

Do you suffer from ringing in the ears?



Beaumont 6656 Phelan Blvd.


Nederland 2190 Hwy 365



• The Record • Week of Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Redfish are stealing the show team of Michael COLBURN-FISHING CAPT. DICKIE COLBURN Fresco and Jeremi-

For The Record

Trucks and boat trailers were wedged into most of the local launches Saturday morning, but none were busier than Ancelets Marina. Aside from their normal weekend traffic, they were also the weigh-in site for the Saltwater Boys tournament benefitting Boys Haven which once again drew a big field of anglers. This was a “redfish only” team event and no team did it better than the threesome of Tony Viator, Ryan Warhola and Fletcher Pipkin. Not only did they take home the first place check of $1500 and three rod and reel combinations for the heaviest two fish stringer weighing 17.73 pounds, but they also collected another $660 for the heaviest redfish as well. Their winning red weighed in at 9.45 pounds. Steven Havard and Jason Stutes finished right on their heels with 17.34 pounds and cashed a $900 check for their day on the water. The third place check of $600 went to the

ah Jordan with a 16.91 pound catch. The top six teams all finished with 16 pound plus catches! Three teams brought in a fish with 11 spots to tie for the “redfish with the most spots” side pot. The prize money for that pot was split and $270 was donated to the Cristen and Grubbs Foundation which supports drug and alcohol awareness programs. The next big local tournament will take place June 14^th and 15^th out of the public launch park on Simmons Drive in Orange. That event continues to grow each year and this year’s event is certainly no exception with the addition of yet another division and $22,500 in prize money up for grabs. Aside from the money on the line for the top ten teams in the bass, redfish and trout divisions, there will also be a high school bass division in 2014. The winning high school

$5 Any Regular Foot Long

With Coupon

Valid Only At This Location:

2496 MLK Dr.

Located in the West Point Plaza across from Pinehurst City Hall

team can earn a $1000 for the top catch while the other three divisions will be chasing $2000 first place checks. The thirty teams that finish in the top ten in any of the three categories will also win a $500 gift certificate from David Self Ford. The launching rules have been tweaked a little this year for the bass fishermen, but the format remains the same for the trout and redfish teams. Simon Outfitters on MacArthur Drive has entry forms and can fill you in on the details as well as the lures that are hot at the time. For more information you can also contact tournament chairman John Gothia at 409-882-1217 or the Orange Chamber of Commerce at 409883-3536. You may wind up buying a new truck in the process, but the folks at David Self Ford located on Green Avenue can also answer any of your tournament questions and will talk fishing with you as well! Last week I made the mistake of mentioning to Dale and Cloie Mercer that a client of mine had caught a big drum on 12 pound test while hiding out from the wind in the Entergy Outfall canal the day before. When I turned the bow of the boat into a dead calm Sabine Lake with great expectations I felt a tap on my shoulder and slowed the boat down. “Cloie wants to try and catch one of those big drum,” said Dale.“We soaked crab on the

Huge redfish freshly caught

bottom at the jetties last year trying to catch one and never got the first bite.” “The first day I have seen the lake this calm,” I thought to myself, “and we are going waste these conditions trying to catch a drum!”With no live or dead bait aboard I felt reasonably sure that our chances of her duping a big drum were all but non-existent, but there we were a short boat ride later riding the current while bouncing a Hoginar and Gulp jerkbait off the bottom. Much to my surprise, John either immediately had one

pull all of the line off his Curado or hung up and watched the line disappear without saying anything. Cloie’s rod doubled over and I buried the Talon before she could lose all of her line as well. Her line was moving into the current so it was game on regardless of how big the drum or gar may be. She eventually landed her 35 pound prize and Dale landed two as well before they cried “Uncle” and I was given permission to return to the lake. The three drum totaled 106 pounds and they were all big ol’ ugly fish, but they pulled as ad-

vertized. If that potential opportunity interests you, all three fish were hooked less than five hundred yards off the river channel. The better news is that the water clarity in the lake was super good and we even fished a couple of small flocks of gulls. The majority of the three redfish and fourteen trout that we kept ate Vudu shrimp fished under a cork or silver shiner Usual Suspects. I’ve gotten some great reports from the jetties as well, but I’ll continue to burn my gas in the lake.

Local Talent From Page 1B bu teenagers disappeared without a trace. This documentary narrative takes a look inside one of the most bizarre and disturbing unsolved missing persons cases in Southern California. Cantu said Michael Barbuto is shooting an upcoming series in Toronto. He also co-wrote, co-produced and co-starred in a recently released movie called “Happy Camp” produced by Drew Barrymore’s Flower Films. It’s the story of four filmmaker friends who visit the Northern California town of Happy Camp to film a documentary about the place where hundreds of people have gone

missing from the surrounding mountains, including one of the pals’ younger siblings decades ago. The horror film is currently available through Netflix and Direct TV Dolores’ hint for the week: If you want to pursue an acting career, you can pursue it locally and get the credits to be able to come to New York or LA later. “There is so much work in your area. There is so much work in New Orleans, Atlanta, in Dallas, in Houston, in Austin and it’s called a ‘free to work’ state, meaning that you don’t have to be a member of the union to work that area,” said Cantu. “There is so much local talent

in New Orleans and Texas and they are hiring people. There are agents also, big agents, in these local towns in Texas that you can start there. If you’re young and you want to come here (LA) and you’re afraid, you can start locally and try to see if you even like it. At least you are not far from home, and then you can say ‘I’m going to make it a career’ or not. People don’t have to be afraid to make that big leap to California, because there is a lot of work locally.” You can contact Dolores Cantu or Candu Management by private message on Facebook or by e-mail at dcan2@

Sweet Creations, etc. Gifts • Candles • Candy • Flowers

We Have Glazed & Clay Pots in stock

CheCk out our Father’s Day GiFts. Dream CatChers, birD houses, bear & Deer Coasters, etC. NOW HIRING NOW HIRING

E! SAL ms y ite n a M off 50% ee! es Com


3515 Mockingbird, Suite D PK’s Grill Cleaning Behind ServiCe

Open: Tuesday – Saturday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

The Record • Week of Wednesday, June 4, 2014


Strong finish gives Astros winning record in May Kaz’s Korner Joe Kazmar For The Record

After the month of April was in the record books, one thing about the 2014 major league baseball season seemed very evident—the Houston Astros were headed for still another 100-loss season. They weren’t hitting, the starting pitching was spotty and the relief pitching was as inconsistent as ever. And there was rumbling among some of the other general managers in the league that Houston’s general manager Jeff Luhnow wasn’t putting his most talented 25 players on the active roster just to secure those high draft picks that go to major league’s lousiest team. That one may be a bit farfetched, but Luhnow did an about-face the first week of May and promoted prized prospect George Springer to the Astros two months earlier than planned because he was tearing the cover off the baseball at Oklahoma City. Astros’ starting pitcher Scott Feldman, the elder statesman on the team’s youthful roster, had nothing but praise for Springer. “I don’t know if I’ve ever seen a rookie be this hot,” he was quoted in Friday’s Houston Chronicle. “He kind of reminds me of Josh Hamilton when he gets locked in like that and could just take over a game.”

Luhnow also started ridding the team of those klunker relievers, who threw gasoline on the fire instead of quelling them, with some hand-picked talent he knew from his regime with the St. Louis Cardinals. And slowly, but surely, a transformation occurred where Springer took over an outfield position on a regular basis and before long began driving in runs in key situations in addition to knocking the ball over the fence with uncanny regularity. When the month of May ended, Springer had smashed 10 home runs, had 29 RBIs and was the first rookie to hit seven home runs in seven games since Rudy York of the Detroit Tigers did it from August 2227, 1937, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. The 24-year-old Springer is only the seventh rookie in major league history to reach double digit home runs in the month of May. Mark McGwire (1987 Oakland Athletics) set the record with 15, Wally Berger (1930 Red Sox) hit 11 and four others—Jose Canseco Walt Dropo, Wally Joyner and Bob Speake hit 10. This upswing in play also produced some exciting comefrom-behind victories and other wins where the team jumped out to an early lead. The pitching rotation was registering quality starts regularly and the Astros finished the month of May with a sevengame winning streak to the de-

light of the optimistic fans that began to flock into Minute Maid Stadium. Starting lefthander Dallas Keuchel had a month of May to remember, winning four games and posting a 2.14 ERA, which was the lowest mark an Astros’ starter has had in the month since Roger Clemens’ 1.54 in May 2005. Kuechel also was named the American League Player of the Week, the first time an Astros left-hander had been so honored since Bob Knepper 33 years ago. Second baseman Jose Altuve strengthened his bid to become the American League’s All-Star second baseman if he continues to lead the league in hits, stolen bases and be among the top five in batting average. Altuve also leads the league in at-bats and plate appearances. Altuve also could join Andre Dawson (Chicago Cubs, 1987) and Alex Rodriguez (Texas Rangers, 2003) as the only players to win a league Most Valuable Player award while playing on a last-place team. During this offensive surge by Springer and Altuve, the Astros fashioned a seven game winning streak, which unfortunately came to an end Saturday, the last day of the month. The team hasn’t had a win streak this long since July 27-Aug. 3, 2010 and since May 11, the Astros are tied for the secondmost wins across the major leagues. Their 15 wins this month are their most in May since recording 17 in 2008.

Houston’s offense posted the fifth-best on-base percentage in the majors in May. The bullpen had a 6.12 ERA on May 10—the worst in the majors by more than a full run. After Luhnow made a few changes, the bullpen did a turn-around with a dazzling 1.22 ERA since May 11, the best mark in the majors by more than half a run. One of the big reasons for the change is the starting pitching, which has posted a 3.11 ERA since May 5, third best in the majors in that span. “I think we played well enough to put together a pretty good stretch of wins,” commented manager Bo Porter, “mainly because our starting pitching has been great.” KWICKIES…I’m certainly going to miss that booming voice of Glenn “Smoothie” Earle weekdays on radio station KOGT, who after more than half a century of media broadcasting both on television and the radio, hung up his golden microphone last Friday. Smoothie acquired that nickname long ago for both his debonair appearance and the way he handled the news business. He’s been my pal since the early 1970’s. The Rice Owls have missed a shot at getting to the College World Series for the sixth straight year. The season-ending loss for 78-year-old Head Coach Wayne Graham’s Owls occurred on a wild pitch in the 10th the Houston Regionals.

Lamar State College-Orange Salute Spring 2014 Graduates Staff Report For The Record Lamar State College-Orange conferred more than 276 degrees, certificates and institutional awards at the Spring 2014 Commencement ceremony on May 9th at the Lutcher Theater. Three local students graduated with the designation of Summa cum laude (GPA 3.8 to 4.0), or with “highest honors.” Receiving this designation were Regina Ann Rives, Orange; Billie Daune Young, Orange and Carla Louise Blackwell, Vidor. Two local students graduated with the designation of Magna cum laude (GPA 3.65 to 3.79), or with “high honors.” Receiving this designation were Melody Ann Rhodes, Orange and Sheila Renee Rizzato, Vidor. Nine local students graduated cum laude (GPA 3.50 to 3.64), or with “honors.” The students with this honor were Joseph Wayne Robertson, Bridge City; Jamie Lynn Vanderweg, Vidor; Ashley Kathryn McConnell, Orange; Patsy Ann Hudson, Deweyville; Dustin Ty Bickham, Deweyville; Colby Ryan Thibodeaux, Vinton; Jennifer Lynn Miller, Mauriceville; Rachel Erin Ford, Orange and Tracey Dunmon Miles, Orange. Please join us in congratulating all of our graduates on their academic accomplishments. Graduates are listed below according to hometown and degree earned: Associate of Arts Degree: Deweyville: D’Andra Barrow, teaching 1. Orange: Alayna MeriAnne Jacobs, Shannon Lynn King, Britney Nicole LeBoeuf Sanford and Heather Michelle Smith, teaching 1; Lauren Ragan Willis, teaching 2. Associate of Science Degree: Bridge City: Jordon Hunter Pickard, business; William Charles Hall, liberal arts; Christine Leann Himoto, sociology; Roy Tyler James, Darylann Marie Harvey LeMoine, Tyler James Roy and Monica Lynn Vincent, liberal arts; Vanissa P. Low, natural science. Deweyville: Patsy Ann Monceaux Hudson, business; D’Andra Barrow, liberal arts. Mauriceville: Jennifer Lynn Miller, liberal arts. Orange: Garett Michael Granger, Kacy Alyssa Juneau, Ashley Kathryn McConnell, Tracey Lynette Dumon Miles, Sheena Marie Vaughn Nusom and Lauren Ragan Willis, business; Ashley Angelnique Guillory, communications; Carl

Clark Miles, computer science; Seth Wolford and Billie D’Aune Bryant Young, criminal justice; Nicole Ashley Moody, criminal justice and forensic science; Donna Kay Webb Buchanan, Chrystina Ulyssa Edwards, Danielle Alyse Frazier, Chelsea Lashae Goodman, Tolivar Stewart Grimes, Ridasha Patrecia Hafford, Evangeline Marie Hall, Seth Lavoy Harley, Cydney Rebecca Hines, Christina Marie Landry, Brittany Nicole Leffew, and Morgan Alysse Milligan, liberal arts; Ethan D. Berwick and John L. Gilchrist, natural science; Misty Michelle Dominguez, sociology; Vidor: Leslie Carl Lightfoot III, business; Debra Judith Hardesty and Joshua Ray Johnson, criminal justice; Taylor Charice Johns, communications; Alicia Renee Hendrickson Grant, Daniel Ray Kibodeaux, liberal arts; Terrell Wayne Brister, natural science; Associate of Applied Science Degree: Bridge City: Sarah Danielle Bonds Stringer, medical office

professional; Michael Todd Hoffpauir, Joseph Wayne Robertson, process operating technology; Emily Anne Blanchard, Julie Duncan Malloy and Stacey Meece Seago, upward mobility nursing. Deweyville: Dustin Ty Bickham and Austin Cole Laughlin, process operating technology; Fred: Wendy Rochelle Chance Gore, upward mobility nursing. Orange: Crystole Rochelle Collins and Lawrence Richard Sorenson, business management; Michael Randyll Horton and David Keith Simar, information technology support specialist; Shelby Lee Ancelot, Sarah Christine Boullion, Maricela Lucio and Jenny Rebecca Myers Wolfford, medical office professional; Brendan Glenn Allinder, William Turner Ferguson IV, Clifford Wayne Gonzales, Brinson Dwight Hinson, Davin Durward Myers, John Patronella, Jr., Damain Tremain Thomas, and Thomas Caden Thompson, process operating technology; Rachel Suzanne Beard, Keely Nicole Benefield, Chrystina Ulyssa

Edwards, Rachel Erin Ford, Jessica L. Weeks Graham, Ridasha Patrecia Hafford, Noelle Elizabeth Jackson, Madeline Paige Hayes Meyers, and Holley Anne Reimer Moreau, Melody Ann Mitchell Rhodes, Regina Brooke Doyle Trahan, and Juda Lynn Marcantel Weatherford, upward mobility nursing. Sulphur: Dean Joseph Chesson, Scott Jamison Leger, upward mobility nursing. Vidor: Miranda Sue LeBouef and Alysia Erinn West, business management; Richard Bradley McFadden, process operating technology; Carla Louise Blackwell, Lauren K Sarver Daniel, Kelsee Godeaux Davis, Amanda Kristine Naples, Sheila Renee’ Marshall Rizzato, upward mobility nursing; Vinton: Colby Ryan Thibodeaux, upward mobility nursing. Certificates of Completion: Bridge City: Hunter A. Bergeron, and Arturo Villa, general studies; Sarah Danielle Bonds Stringer, medical adLamar Grads. Page 4B

Rice also committed four errors in Sunday’s elimination game. The Houston Astros will make the No. 1 pick in tomorrow’s (Thurs.) first round of the 2014 Major League Baseball Draft and will get three picks in the top 50 . The Astros selected shortstop Carlos Correa as the No. 1 pick in 2012 and Stanford pitcher Mark Appel No. 1 last year. Appel has had some bad luck so far this season, having an appendectomy before spring training, having an abbreviated spring training in Florida and then getting shelled Sunday night when he allowed 10 runs in 1 1/3 innings for High Class A Lancaster. I still like California Chrome to win the final leg of horse racing’s Triple Crown at the 146th and will be televised by NBC Sports.Tyler Sanders is the third head football coach for Orange Community Christian in as many years but was very encouraged about the Lions upcoming season this fall after completing spring practice May 23. Sanders was pleased that 18 players came out for the six-man football

spring practice. He comes to the Lions from Alvin Living Stones Christian, a district opponent of OCC. Sanders realizes the Lions have been successful by outscoring their opponents, but he plans on emphasizing defense for the upcoming 2014 season. JUST BETWEEN US…The San Antonio Spurs and the Miami Heat begin playing in the NBA finals tomorrow (Thurs.) at 8 p.m. in San Antonio. The Spurs are 3 inning that helped the Texas Aggies win 9-8 in running of the Belmont Stakes Saturday. The race is set to begin at 5:35 p.m. ½-point favorites for tomorrow’s first game. San Antonio’s All-Star point guard Tony Parker has been nursing a sore left ankle and may not be at full strength for the series. As much as I would like to see a Texas team take that world championship away from Miami, I must go with the Heat in six games, only because their president Pat Riley grew up five blocks from me in Schenectady, N.Y.


• The Record • Week of Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Lamar Grads. ministrative assistant and medical office assistant. Michael Todd Hoffpauir, general studies and process technology Deweyville: Chelsea Marie Willis, medical office assistant and medical transcriptionist; Dustin Ty Bickham and Austin Cole, Laughlin process technology; Orange: Crystole Rochelle Collins and Regina Ann Williams Rives business management; Tiffiney Scott Lowe, Billie D’Aune Bryant Young, criminal justice and criminal justice corrections; Lawrence Richard Sorenson, entrepreneurship; Ridasha Patrecia Hafford, Trea Sean Henderson, and Sheena Marie Vaughn Nusom general studies; Shelby Lee Ancelot, Michael Randyll Horton and David Keith Simar, information technology support assistant networking specialists and software development; Kelley Joe McKnight, instrumentation; Barbara Lynn-Casey Boswell, Sarah Christine Boullion, Maricela Lucio, medical administrative assistant and medical office assistant; Tiffany Annette Craft, Maranda Nicole Key Glassey, medical office assistant; Jenny Rebecca Myers Wolfford, medical administrative assistant; Cynthia Marie Lessard and Kayla Evelyn Richard, pharmacy technology; Brendan Glenn Allinder, William Turner Ferguson IV, Clifford Wayne Gonzales, Brinson Dwight Hinson, Davin Durward Myers, John Patronella, Jr., Staci LaShon Powers, Damain Tremain Thomas, and Thomas

From Page 3B

Caden Thompson, technology;

Vidor: Alysia Erinn West, business management accounting and entrepreneurship; Debra Judith Hardesty, criminal justice and criminal justice corrections; Jo Lonie Hancock Jackson, instrumentation; Jamie Lynn Vanderweg, medical office assistant; Blake Lee Womack, pharmacy technology; Richard Bradley McFadden and Jamie Danielle Wilburn Murphy, process technology. Vinton: Rebecca Lynn Gordon Stewart, pharmacy technology. Institutional Award: Bridge City: Sarah Danielle Bonds Stringer, medical office receptionist. Deweyville: Chelsea Marie Willis, medical office receptionist. Orange: Crystole Rochelle Collins and Lawrence Richard Sorenson customer service; Jimmy Ryan Capps, Brenden Alexander Cowart, Tyler David Roberts, Kevin Dale Slagle, and Taylor Scott Sullivan EMT-basic; Nicole Ashley Moody, forensic science; Michael Randyll Horton and David Keith Simar, game design; Barbara Lynn-Casey Boswell, Maranda Nicole Key Glassey, Maricela Lucio, and LaSanda Mary Williams medical office receptionist; Sarah Christine Boullion, customer service and medical office receptionist. Vidor: Jamie Lynn Vanderweg, medical office receptionist.

‘04 Buick LeSabre

since they arrived and loves it. He has been on many auditions, working with a talent agent for modeling and print work; and a separate one for acting. When he is on set, he has a set teacher. Typically there is one set teacher for every 10 students. He just completed the fifth grade. “I’m excelling in all my studies, especially math and science, which I love!” While in California, Wes works for BMW doing Internet marketing to support the family and Michelle stays with Weston making sure he gets his school work done, gets to auditions on time and just being his mom. “We are not his agents or managers, we are his parents and support him,” said Wes. In May, West Orange graduate and longtime Hollywood actress, Dolores Cantu, owner of Candu Management, became Weston’s personal manager. Wes said there is a major distinction between an agent and a manager. An agent sends you on auditions. A manager guides your career, making sure you are doing the right projects. This summer, Cantu will be working towards Westin’s eligibility for a Screen Actors’ Guild (SAG) Union card. “Once he gets his SAG card he can start working on the really big projects,” said Cantu. She said besides a healthy raise in pay, a SAG card can get you health benefits and a pension. The Texans connected in California through a conversa-

‘08 Mercury Grand Mar.

4d white

Automatic - Air, 57k



BC Basketball

From Page 1B

tion of Weston’s great uncle Jack McClelland, formerly of Orange, and Jack’s longtime friend, Bryan Windham of Mauriceville. Windham is also a good friend of Cantu. According to Wes, his Uncle Jack and Windham were talking on the phone in March. Jack began bragging about Weston’s recent acting accomplishments. Cantu’s name was mentioned and the two men thought it would be a great idea to refer Weston to her. Wes said they met with Cantu in her home and after several meetings, they entered into an agreement for Cantu to manage Weston’s career. Cantu laughed and said she is going to start referring to Windham as “the star maker” after facilitating the connection. “What’s really great is Dolores wants to hear from Weston himself after he goes on an audition,” said Wes. “She’s really good at communication.” Weston loves that he can just call her up when he wants to and talk to her. Has the Hollywood experience lived up to Weston’s expectations? “Yes, absolutely and then some,” said Weston. “Having worked as a model and in TV commercials since I was little helped me with my confidence going up against other talented kids here. “I have a passion to entertain and as long as I keep God first and stay focused on my dreams, things will work out for me eventually. I realize this is not a race,” said Weston. “I’m dedicated and in it for the

81 Campers enjoyed their time recently at the Bridge City Basketball camp. Pictured are a few of the happy ballers.

long haul. It’s not a question of if I’ll make it, but when. Weston said he feels blessed to have parents that sacrificed their work and careers to allow him to pursue his dreams. “It’s hard work for sure. I’ve dedicated myself to all types of training.” Besides acting, hip-hop and voice-over classes, Weston also has a dialect coach. “Although I sound more West Coast now, I can still slide right back into my Texas accent whenever I want,” said Weston. Currently, Weston is featured in an American Greet-

409-738-2070 s ‘02 Chevy Cavalier

‘05 Ford Taurus

‘08 Pontiac Grand Prix

ings eCard and commercial for Father’s Day and has completed at Country Time Lemonade commercial that should start airing sometime this summer or fall and currently can be viewed online. You can follow Weston for the latest news regarding his career in Hollywood on twitter: @westonmac; his Facebook Fan Page: Weston McClelland; or Instagram: WestonMac03. “My big break is right around the corner and I can’t wait to share it with all my friends and family back home in good old Orange, Texas!”

4d white


11k Automatic - Air


‘08 Ford Escape

‘06 Chevy Equinox


140k Automatic - Air

‘06 Ford SuperCrew

126k, Automatic - Air


Automatic - Air


‘04 Honda SUV-CRV s ‘05 GMC Cruise Cab

maroon silver

Automatic - Air, 98k



4 Cylinder / 5 Speed 44k • Standard - Air

‘05 Chevy Ext Cab

‘08 Dodge Ram

115k Automatic - Air


154k Automatic - Air


145k Automatic - Air

s ‘09 Dodge Caravan

‘08 Mazda Tribute

‘07 Chevy Uplander



54k, Automatic - AIr


‘05 Buick Rendezvous

Automatic, Air 56k, Gray, V8

s ‘08 Chevy Impala LTZ


‘08 Chevy Silverado



‘07 Buick Lacrosse


Tan, 34k, , Automatic - Air

‘03 Ford Explorer

Automatic - Air Blue, 124k,


88k, Automatic - Air

V6 - LongWide 34k Automatic - Air



‘04 Suburban LT

Ext. 3 Row Seat, 81k Automatic - Air


‘05 Saturn Ion

Gray, 106k, Automatic - Air


72k, Automatic - Air


V6, 86k, Automatic - Air


Light Blue, 61k, 4Door, Automatic - Air

‘00 Jeep Wrangler

s ‘09 Ford F-100 Pickup


s ‘07 Grand Marquee

‘05 Chrysler Town & Country

Automatic - Air, Blue, Very Clean, 112k



‘05 Chrysler Sebring

4 Wheel Drive!

V8, Short-Wide 89k Automatic - Air


Auto., air, Hard Top - Canvas


‘05 Chevy Impala

‘05 Buick Century

55k, Convert Automatic - Air



‘04 Ford Freestar

4d tan-

Automatic - Air, 34k


Clean Pre-Owned CARS, TRUCKS, & SUVs Corner of MacArthur & Henrietta St., Orange


129k, Dark Blue, Automatic - Air, Leather


Silver, 73k Automatic - Air

! s s e n r i a F

s u o m a F FOR



49k, V6, Automatic - Air



9 AM TO 5:00 PM financing! CLOSED SATURDAY available & SUNDAY We Buy Clean Used Cars and Trucks FAST IN-HOUSE

Wagon Limited

V6, auto & air, 86K


“We can use your bank or credit union for financing!” Price + TTL Pictures for illustration purpose only

The Record • Week of Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Bishop’s Appreciation Banquet at St. Mary Catholic School Staff Report For The Record St. Mary Catholic School was honored to have their teachers of the year and volunteer of the year recognized at the Bishop’s Appreciation Banquet. Donna Rogers was recognized as Elementary Teacher of the year for St. Mary Catholic School. Mrs. Roger teaches music at the school and dedicates her time and talent to allow the music program to excel for all students. Mrs. Cherry Vigil was recognized as Secondary Teacher of the year for St. Mary Catholic School. Mrs. Vigil teaches Spanish and Publication at the school and has gone above and beyond on all task put in front of her. Mrs. Penni Guidry was recognized as Volunteer of the year for St. Mary Catholic School.

Right to left: Penni Guidry, Donna Rogers, Donna Darby-St. Mary Principal, Cherry Vigil

Mrs. Guidry has devoted numerous hours and talents to the school which include organiz-

ing a children’s rosary and adoration during Lent among many other wonderful services to the

school. All of these ladies are truly a blessing to our students, parents, staff and school.

WO-S High School Senior Derreashia Breaux-Daughtery Melodie McClain For The Record Derreashia Breaux Daughtery is not only an impressive athlete, she is an impressive teen. She stays focused on her goals and puts practicing and studying before anything else. She seems to have found the key that many never find, the key to success. Derreashia is a Senior at West Orange-Stark High School and has recently signed with Howard College in Big Spring, Texas on a Girl’s Basketball scholarship. Congratulations go out to her. She was in the fifth grade when she fell in love with basketball and first played on the Boys & Girls Club team called “Upward”. Among those who have influenced her life the most, is her beloved Grandmother, Marilyn Collins. She was her ‘rock’ and was always there for her, supporting her efforts. Derreashia remembers her Grandmother attending

games, doing her face painting and helping her in any way she could. She lived with her for many years. Coping with her recent passing in January has been one of Derreashia’s biggest challenges in life. One of her coaches, Randy Ragsdale, recently lost his father. They both were faced with the loss of a treasured person they were very close to. A special bond was created between them as they began their journey through the grieving process. Now, they have both found a renewed strength. One of Derreashia’s favorite quotes has now taken on a new and deeper meaning, “Prepare yourself for an ending that’s becoming a beginning.” Derreashia appreciates all the coaches who have worked with her. “I used to cry when the coaches would yell at me,” she said. “But then I learned that they are just trying to motivate you.” They helped her to be suc-


100 S. College, Orange, TX (409) 886-3505 APARTMENTS Bus. Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Fri. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (closed Noon til 1 p.m. for Lunch) Equal Housing Opportunity Section 8 and HUD Subsidized


West Orange-Stark Derreashia Breaux-Daughtery sets up the shot

cessful. She says they taught her, “It takes determination and practicing every day possible.” To be successful, Derreashia says a workout schedule is a must, no partying and always believe “there is nothing you can’t do.” One of her favorite action words, used by her and her coaches a lot is “GRIND” which means get to it, git er dun, bear down, make it burn . . .you get the idea. “ Later on,” she explained,“ the late Reggie Garrett, who wore the number 12, was very inspirational in my life. He was my Godbrother.” We all remember the tragic night this talented young man played his final game on the West Orange-Stark football field in the fall of 2011.

”I am always number 12.” Derreashia said proudly. Derreashia worked super hard to be named the MVP in her Junior year, but a rival who is now a close friend received the award. The next year she was even more determined to receive the title. She diligently applied herself and was named MVP in her Senior year. On a larger scale, the rivalry she described reminded me of the rivalry between two famous adversaries; Earvin “Magic” Johnson and Larry Bird. For so long, the two basketball superstars were the most bitter of rivals. They lived to out perform one another, when all the while they were the wind beneath each other’s wings. Because of the intense competitiveness between them, the two men reached heights they probably would never have reached otherwise. In a class completely by themselves, they became close friends in their later years and held each other in the highest regard. Getting a college scholarship is a big deal. Setting your mark and getting there is very rewarding. Dee says it feels“really good,” to accomplish her goals. Other acknowledgments of her hard work include being named SEPX All Star Team, All Orange Ladies Team, All District Team and All KOGT. She would love to play in the WMBA one day. If that doesn’t happen, she wants to come back to her home town and coach the Lady Mustangs. Teens today face many challenges. The pace of the world they will grow old in is leaving us all behind. Keys to success must be held onto. Determination, hard work, setting goals, and believing in yourself, can bring about amazing results. Derreashia Daughtery is living proof.

Church Sponsors YOUR AD COULD BE HERE! Call 886-7183 for more information!!!

Celebrating 50 years Four Area Locations


Orange County Church Directory First Baptist Church Orangefield

Trinity Baptist Church

9788 F.M. 105 Orangefield, 409-735-3113 Sun.: Bible Study - 9:15 a.m., Worship Serv. - 10:30 a.m., Evening Worship- 6:30 p.m. Wed. Evening Services: Yth & Children - 6:30 p.m. Praise & Prayer - 6:30 p.m. Choir Practice - 7:30 p.m. Email:

1819 16th Street, Orange Office: 886-1333 Pastor Dr. Bob Webb Worship Leader Dan Cruse Sun. Morning Worship 11 a.m. Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Nursery Provided

St. Paul United Methodist Church 1155 W. Roundbunch Rd., Bridge City 409- 735-5546 Rev. Mark Bunch Sun. Mornings: Worship Experience - 8:15 a.m.; Sunday School - 9:30 a.m.; Worship - 10:45 a.m. (Nursery provided) For Mid & Sr. High Youth Sun: 3:30 to 6 p.m. Taizé Service - 6:30 p.m. For Children Ages 4–10 Wed. 6 to 7 p.m. – JAM is now KFC ”Kids for Christ” (Jesus & Me) Club For info regarding preschool enrollment call 409-735-5546

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

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church 945 W. Roundbunch Road Bridge City, TX 77611 409-735-4573 - Church 409-988-3003 - Pastor Paul Zoch Worship Services: Traditional - 9 a.m. Sunday School: 10:15 a.m. Contemporary: 11 a.m. Wednesdays Compassionate Friends 10am Youth Activities - 6pm Compassionate Friends 7pm Our congregation welcomes the community to join us for all our services. We are a friendly caring and casual church of the future! Come grow with us!

Orange First Church of the Nazarene 3810 MLK Drive, Orange Lead Pastor: Ray McDowell Worship Ministires Director: Leslie Hicks Youth Pastor: Michael Pigg Children’s Pastor: Rebekah Spell Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Celebration Service 10:45 a.m. Home Group: 6 p.m. Wednesday Service: 7 p.m. Everyone Welcome!

First Baptist Church of Bridge City 200 W. Roundbunch, BC Off: 409-735-3581 Fax: 409-735-8882 Rev. Lynn Ashcroft, Interim Pastor Sunday Schedule: Bible Study - 9:15 a.m. Celebration Service 10:30 Youth Bible Study, Discipleship Classes - 5:30 p.m. Wednesday Schedule: Prayer Meeting - 6:30 p.m., Children’s Activities.

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

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

West Orange Christian Church 900 Lansing Street, W.O. 409-882-0018 Sunday Worship 10 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday Evening - 6 p.m. Pastor: Kurtis Moffitt “Our church family welcomes you!”

Harvest Chapel 1305 Irving Street, West Orange, Texas 77630 (409) 882-0862 Pastor: Ruth Logan Burch Services: Sunday Morning 10:00 am Morning Service 11:00 am Nightly Service 6:00 pm Wednesday Service 6:00 pm

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

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

Call 886-7183 for more information!!!

6B • The Record • WEEK OF WEDNESDAY, JUNE 4, 2014


• Just $10 For A 30 Word Ad In Both Papers And The Web • Classified Newspaper Deadline: Monday 5 P.M. For Upcoming Issue • You Can Submit Your Ad ANYTIME Online At

Community Classifieds Call 735-5305

Your ads published in both newspapers, the County Record and the Penny Record plus on our web site LAND FOR SALE 7 acre repo in Quail Trail 3 subdivision. Property has private drive, Mauriceville water and septic, electricity, and has small pond. LCMISD, Guaranteed owner financing! Livestock and mobiles OK. COUNTRYLAND PROPERTIES, LLC. 409-745-1115.(6/4) Mobiles OK. Orangefield schools, livestock welcome, 10 acre tract on private road with seller financing available. COUNTRYLAND PROPERTIES, LLC. (409) 745-1115. (6/4) New development now open! Twin Lakes Estates on FM 105 near FM 1442.


• Dirt / Shell Spreading • Bushhogging • Garden Tilling • New home pads Prepared • Sewer / Water / Electrical Lines Dug Home 735-8315 Cell 670-2040

Stakes Electric

Residential & Commercial Free Estimates Specializing in older home rewires.

409-749-4873 License #’s Customer: # 25151 Master: # 14161

Orangefield ISD. Concrete streets, public water and sewer, natural gas, private lake access, restricted homesites. Countryland Properties, LLC. 409-745-1115.(6/4) ROOMS FOR RENT “Golden Girls” – A Take off on real life. Many older ladies are sharing home expenses. Searching for 2 ladies, nonsmokers, to share home. Furnished bedrooms with king size bed, laundry room inside and kitchen. $300. All utilities pd. Upscale neighborhood. Come share my home with me. Call 409-670-9272. (tfn) COMMERCIAL Nice office space, on bland ST., BC, former lawyer’s office, newly redone, nice 409-7352030 (m&r) For Rent on Roundbunch Rd, BC, various sizes and pric-


3 heifers. If unclaimed will be sold at Sheriff ’s Sale. To identify call the Orange Co. Sheriff ’s Office at 409-883-2612.

es, frontage available. Rear spaces cheaper and perfect for shops, storage, warehouses, etc. 409-735-2030 (m&r) HOME RENTALS


2/1 at 1306 Curtis St. in Orange for $600 per month. 3/1 at 3733 Kenwood St. in Orange. $700. 3/1 1/2 at 1411 Cherry St. in Orange $700 per month. Call 409-670-0112. (6/4) 3/2/2 CP In Bridge City on Turner Ln., fenced in back yard, $850 monthly + Dep., 409-735-2030. (tfn m&r) ALL ELEC. 3/2, in Bridge city, CA/H, completely remodeled, new laminate floors & paint, concrete driveway, covered back patio, all rooms very large, over 2,200 sq. ft.! Please call Randy @ 409-728-0173. (6/4) 4/2 on 2 LOTS! Large living room w/ natural stone fireplace. Glamour bath w/ garden tub and separate shower, vinyl siding, shingle roof, California low E windows, CA/H, game room w/ natural stone wet bar, Please call Randy @ 409-728-0173. (6/4) 4/2 in BRIDGE CITY, CA/H, carport, fenced in back, across from Jr. H.S., has large bonus room for computer or

COMPLETE HOME Mobile home remodeling and repair, kitchens and baths, all floors ceramic tile and wood, sheetrock texture and painting, decks and much more! All work professional done. No money required up front, best rates around, free estimates! (409) 988-1659

game room, new paint and tile floors thru out! Please call Randy @ 409-728-0173. (6/4)

VERY PRIVATE, 30 ACRES! Has 3/2/CP brick home, completely remodeled, 2 deep wells, 2 ponds, barn, workshop, pastureland. On Hwy 1078, (409) 882-4106. (6/4) BRIDGE CITY 3/2/1+ CP, BCISD, remodeled and updated, Lg. fenced back yard, $93,500, Call for showing @ (409) 735-7783. (6/4) BRIDGE CITY, 426 S. INWOOD DR. Pretty 3/2 1/2/3 cp, C A/H, hardwood floors, sunroom, $130,000 firm. Owner-Broker. By appointment only. Call 409-882-4167. (6/4) 3/2/2, 2404 POST OAK LANE. LCMISD, Nice brick home on corner lot with garden room overlooking fenced back yard, large family room (17’ x 19’), 2 walk-ins in mbr. Shower and jetted tub in master bath, open concept kitchen and breakfast room, fireplace, new tile and new carpet, brand new central a/c unit REDUCED: 186,900 Call Edee 409-670-9272 or 330-4470 (tfn)

• Penny Record Office: 333 West Roundbunch, Bridge City • County Record Office: 320 Henrietta, Orange Note: Offices Closed On Wednesday

APARTMENT RENTALS 1/1 APARTMENT, $480 monthly + $200 dep., 409886-1340. (6/4) 1/1 Duplex apt., Mauriceville, in the woods, log cabin style, $500 mo. + dep., 409-735-2030. (m&rtfn) MOBILE HOME RENTALS M.H.’s for rent. OFISD, 1 block from schools, 3/2 and 3/1, W/D hookups, Lg. lots, $650 - $550, 409-720-8699. (6/4) APPLIANCES Used appliances, starting at $99.95. Harry’s appliances, 302 10th. St. (10th. & Main), Orange. We buy used appliances, 886-4111 (hs) SERVICES HONEY BEE RECOVERY. We remove and relocate Honey Bees! Contact Pat @ 409- 8821947. (6/ 4 & 18)(7/ 2 & 16) LISA’S SOAP - SUDS AND IRONING! Don’t have time for laundry? I’ll do it for you! (409) 920-5913. (6/11) HOUSEKEEPING, reasonable rates, reliable service, refer-

ences available. Call Ana at 409-670-3389. (6/11) HOUSEKEEPING- Residential and Commercial. Excellent references. 409-734-8096 (6/4) E M P L OY M E N T- H E L P WANTED COMPUTER INSTRUCTION wanted. Need help to learn and understand Windows 8! BC area. Only knowledgeable need apply. 409-313-6011. DRIVERS: Company. Home Every Week. Excellent Pay & Benefits. Pd Empty & Loaded. No Touch, 50% D&H. CDL-A, 3 yrs exp. 800-588-7911 x225 (6/4) BABYSITTER NEEDED: Nanny to keep 2 month old baby boy in my home in Bridge City. Spanish speaking preferred. Must be willing to submit to criminal background check & drug screen. If interested please call Jane at 409-883-4309 and leave message. (6/11) MISCELLANEOUS SALE


BOAT FOR SALE! ‘84 Kingfisher, 15.5’, 70 hp. Johnson motor, trolling motor, trailer$2,500 OBO, 409-221-7313. (6/11)

JUGG’S PITCHING MACHINE: like new, auto feeder, throws 30-90 mph, fast & curve balls, etc. pd $2500, used very little, will sell for $1000 for all. Perfect condition. Great buy! Can be seen at the Penny Record office in BC. 409-474-2855. (tfn) LOST & FOUND LOST PET: Red bellied parrot lost in Bridge City in Turner Dr. area (downtown),$200 reward, if seen or found please call 409-920-5285. (6/4) PSA DEMENTIA CARE GIVERS SUPPORT GROUP meets each month the 2nd Wed. at 10 a.m. and the second Thur. at 6:30 pm. at St.Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 4300 Meeks Dr. in Orange in the Brother Sun Room of the Canticle Bldg. AL-ANON meets Wed. & Sun. at 7 pm 1512 Strickland Dr., Orange. Call 409-7794289 or Cindy 994-5503 for details. GOLDEN TRIANGLE TOUGH LOVE is a self help parents support group for parents of children displaying unacceptable behavior. Meets Tues. 7 pm. at the Immaculate Conception Ed. Bldg., 4100

Lincoln (corner of Lincoln & Washington) in Groves. For more info call 962-0480 CRISIS CENTER. Rape and Crisis Center of SETX needs volunteer advocates to provide direct services to survivors of sexual assault in a medical setting. Comprehensive training is provided. For more info call 409-832-6530. ADVOCATES FOR CHILDREN, INC. A Casa Program is accepting volunteer applications. Call 1-877-586-6548 or go on-line apply. 30 training hours required. Record numbers of children are being abused. Your help is needed!

Lone Star Carpentry

~Remodel-Repair~ • Baths • Kitchens • Porches • Doors • Windows • Etc. Free Bids Hourly ratEs availaBlE

883-0205 738-5639

Home RepaiR Inside or Outside, Painting, Plumbing, Electric & Carpentry 25 years Experience Call Jimmy Harmon



(409) 735-5305 or 886-7183

NRG Touch Accelerated healing through energy

Penny LeLeux Certified Quantum-Touch® Practitioner

By appointment only


BURTON BOAT WORKS l.l.c. outboard motor and boat repairs

Mike Burton

2968 E. Roundbunch Orange, Texas 77630 ph: 409-883-BOAT (2628) • fax: 409-8832629

Residential & Commercial Cleaning



LLC Cleaning ServiCe Cleaning ServiCe 409-886-1630

3515 Mockingbird, Suite D, Pinehurst

Orange’s Oldest Hometown Appliance Dealer FREE LOCAL DELIVERY


Since 1963

APPLIANCE & SERVICE INC Big Selection of Reconditioned Appliances All Used Appliances Sold with Warranty • FREEZERS • DISHWASHERS • REFRIGERATORS • WASHERS/DRYERS AIR CONDITIONERS • RANGES

We Sell Parts For All major Brands ~ We Service What We Sell





302 N. 10TH. Street



Independent Beauty Consultant 1130 Arthur Bridge City, Texas 77611 409-735-6294 409-543-7524


Babette Philpott


The Record • WEEK OF WEDNESDAY, MAY 28, 2014 7B

THEME: TV SHOWS ACROSS 1. Thoroughly enjoy, as in food 6. European peak 9. Gulf war missile 13. *Howdy Doody’s partner “_____bell” 14. Singular of #29 Down 15. _____ Apso 16. *Alf was one 17. Back then 18. Painter’s support 19. *Phil, Si, Jase, Willie and Jep made one 21. *How I met your what? 23. *Homer’s exclamation 24. Physicist Niels ____ 25. Trigonometric func. 28. Cry like a baby 30. *Both Jan and Peter were this type of child 35. Eye layer 37. Like a bow string 39. Jeopardy 40. Event that fails badly 41. Match play? 43. Of the highest quality 44. One of three hipbones 46. Eye affliction 47. Classic sci-fi video game 48. *Ty Burrell to Julie Bowen, e.g. 50. Biblical twin 52. Pressure unit 53. Brooding

Field Workers 4 temp positions; approx. 2 months; job to begin 8/1/14 through 10/1/14; Duties: to plant sugar cane by hand, cleaning of ditches with shovel, to pull grass in the sugar cane fields during the planting season. Work requires bending and stooping to reach ground level crop. $9.87 per hour; 35 hrs a week, OT may vary but not guaranteed; 3 months experience required in job offered. All work tools provided. Housing and transportation provided to workers who can not reasonably return to their permanent residence at the end of the work day; Transportation and subsistence expenses to the worksite will be provided by the employer upon completion of 50% of the work contract, or earlier, if appropriate; ¾ hours guaranteed in a work day during contract. Employment offered by Hebert Bros. Farm, Inc. located in Thibodaux, LA. Qualified applicants may call employer for interview 985513-0406 or may apply for this position at their nearest State Workforce located at 304 Pearl St., Beaumont, TX 77701.

Field Workers

Field Workers

10 temp positions; approx. 3 months; job to begin 8/1/14 through 10/31/14; Duties: to plant sugar cane by hand; cleaning of ditches with shovel, to pull grass in the sugar cane fields during the planting season. Work requires bending and stooping to reach ground level crop. $9.87 per hour; 35 hrs a week, OT may vary but not guaranteed; 3 months experience required in job offered. All work tools provided. Housing and transportation provided to workers who can not reasonably return to their permanent residence at the end of the work day; Transportation and subsistence expenses to the worksite will be provided by the employer upon completion of 50% of the work contract, or earlier, if appropriate; ¾ hours guaranteed in a work day during contract. Employment offered by Daniel Naquin Farms, Inc. located in Thibodaux, LA. Worksite located in Thibodaux and Schriever, LA. Qualified applicants may call employer for interview (985) 446-3245 or may apply for this position at their nearest State Workforce located at 304 Pearl St., Beaumont, TX 77701.

2 temp positions; approx 3 months; job to begin 8/1/14 through 11/1/14; Duties: planting of sugarcane by hand; farm and field sanitation duties; shovel work in fields; operation and performing minor repairs and maintenance of farm vehicles and equipment; Able to work in hot, humid weather, bending and stooping to reach ground level crops and able to stand on feet for long periods of time. Once hired, workers may be required to take a random drug test at no cost to worker. Testing positive or failure to comply may result in immediate termination. $9.87 per hour; 35 hrs a week, OT may vary but not guaranteed; 3 months experience in job offered required. All work tools provided. Housing and transportation provided to workers who can not reasonably return to their permanent residence at the end of the work day; Transportation and subsistence expenses to the worksite will be provided by the employer upon completion of 50% of the work contract, or earlier, if appropriate; ¾ hours guaranteedin a work day during contract. Employment offered by Keith Dugas Farms, Inc. located in Napoleonville, LA Qualified applicants may call employer for interview at (985) 369-7349. Applicants may apply for this position at their nearest SWA office located at 304 Pearl St., Beaumont, TX 77701.

Field Workers

Field Workers

7 temp positions; approx. 5 ½ months; job to begin 8/1/14 through 1/15/15; Duties: to operate farm equipment in sugar cane fields during planting and harvesting; planting of sugarcane by hand, farm, field and shed sanitation duties; operation and performing minor repairs and maintenance of farm vehicles and equipment. Able to work in hot, humid weather, bending or stooping to reach ground level crops and able to stand on feet for long periods of time. $9.87 per hour; 35 hrs a week, OT may vary but not guaranteed; 3 months experience required in job offered. All work tools provided. Housing and transportation provided to workers who can not reasonably return to their permanent residence at the end of the work day; Transportation and subsistence expenses to the worksite will be provided by the employer upon completion of 50% of the work contract, or earlier, if appropriate; ¾ hours guaranteed in a work day during contract. Employment offered by Newton Cane Co. located in Bunkie, LA. Worksite located in Napoleonville, LA. Qualified applicants may call employer for interview (318) 346-4403 or may apply for this position at their nearest State Workforce located at 304 Pearl St., Beaumont, TX 77701.

4 temp positions; approx. 2 months; job to begin 8/1/14 through 10/1/14; Duties: to plant sugar cane by hand, cleaning of ditches with shovel, to pull grass in the sugar cane fields during the planting season. Work requires bending and stooping to reach ground level crop. $9.87 per hour; 35 hrs a week, OT may vary but not guaranteed; 3 months experience required in job offered. All work tools provided. Housing and transportation provided to workers who can not reasonably return to their permanent residence at the end of the work day; Transportation and subsistence expenses to the worksite will be provided by the employer upon completion of 50% of the work contract, or earlier, if appropriate; ¾ hours guaranteed in a work day during contract. Employment offered by Hebert Bros. Farm, Inc. located in Thibodaux, LA. Qualified applicants may call employer for interview 985-513-0406 or may apply for this position at their nearest State Workforce located at 304 Pearl St., Beaumont, TX 77701.

Field Workers 2 temp positions; approx 5 ½ months; job to begin 8/1/14 through 1/15/15; Duties: planting of sugarcane by hand; operating farm equipment during harvesting of sugar cane; farm and field sanitation duties; shovel work in fields; operation and performing minor repairs and maintenance of farm vehicles and equipment. Able to work in hot, humid weather, bending and stooping to reach ground level crops and able to stand on feet for long periods of time. Once hired, workers may be required to take a random drug test at no cost to worker. Testing positive or failure to comply may result in immediate termination. $9.87 per hour; 35 hrs a week, OT may vary but not guaranteed; 3 months experience in job offered required. All work tools provided. Housing and transportation provided to workers who can not reasonably return to their permanent residence at the end of the work day; Transportation and subsistence expenses to the worksite will be provided by the employer upon completion of 50% of the work contract, or earlier, if appropriate; ¾ hours guaranteed in a work day during contract. Employment offered by Keith Dugas Farms, Inc. located in Napoleonville, LA. Qualified applicants may call employer for interview at (985)369-7349. Applicants may apply for this position at their nearest SWA office located at 304 Pearl St., Beaumont, TX 77701.

Field Workers 8 temp positions; approx 3 months; Job to begin on 7/25/14 through 10/25/14. Duties: to plant cane by hand, to clean ditches with shovel, to pull grass in the sugar cane fields during the planting season. Able to work in hot, humid weather, bending and stooping to reach ground level crops and able to stand on feet for long periods of time. Once hired, workers may be required to take a random drug test at no cost to worker. Testing positive or failure to comply may result in immediate termination. $9.87 per hour; 40 hrs; OT varies but not guaranteed. 1 months experience required in job offered. All work tools provided. Housing and transportation provided to workers who can not reasonably return to their permanent residence at the end of the work day; Transportation and subsistence expenses to the worksite will be provided by the employer upon completion of 50% of the work contract, or earlier, if appropriate; ¾ hours guaranteed in a work day during contract. Employment offered by Welcome North, L.L.C., Welcome Plantation , Inc. and Sweet River Farms, Inc. located in St. James, LA. Qualified applicants may call employer for interview at (225) 473-9548 or may apply for this position at their nearest SWA office located at 304 Pearl St., Beaumont, TX 77701.

55. *”The Closer” network 57. Neolithic tomb 60. *”Game of _______” 64. Free-for-all 65. *”___-T” of “Law & Order: SVU” 67. Muse of love poetry 68. Birdlike 69. “___ Elise” 70. From the East 71. New Mexico art community 72. Asian capital 73. “Valley of the _____” DOWN 1. A large amount 2. Comrade in arms 3. “You’re So ____” by Carly Simon 4. Artemis’ companion 5. Kidnapping goal 6. Home versus ____ game 7. Time delay 8. Movie trailer, e.g. 9. ____ of Iran 10. Detective’s assignment 11. One who takes drugs 12. Indian restaurant staple 15. Talk rapidly and angrily 20. It follows eta 22. Unit of electrical resistance 24. Bravado 25. Having three dimensions 26. Convex molding 27. 18-wheelers 29. *Storage-related conflicts

Answers Next Week - Everyone

Field Workers 8 temp positions; 10 months; job to begin 7/25/14 through 5/15/15; planting of sugar cane by hand; to operate farm equipment in sugar cane fields during the harvesting season; operation and performing minor repairs and maintenance of farm vehicles and equipment; to assist with the cleaning of the fields after harvesting and the preparation of the fields for the upcoming season. Must be able to work in hot humid weather, bending and stooping to reach ground level crop and able to stand on feet for a long period of time. Once hired, workers may be required to take random drug test at no cost to worker. Testing positive or failure to comply may result in immediate termination. $9.87 per hr; 35 hrs a week, OT may vary but not guaranteed; 3 months experience in job offered required. All work tools provided. Housing and transportation provided to workers who can not reasonably return to their permanent residence at the end of the work day; Transportation and subsistence expenses to the worksite will be provided by the employer upon completion of 50% of the work contract, or earlier, if appropriate; ¾ hours guaranteed in a work day during contract. Employment offered by Patch Farms and A & S Farms located in Jeanerette, LA. Qualified applicants should call employer for interview at (337) 519-3398. Applicants may apply for this position at their nearest SWA office located at 304 Pearl St., Beaumont, TX 77701.

31. *They walk? 32. Sag 33. Linoleums, for short 34. Fragrant resin 36. Adjoin 38. Misfit Island dwellers 42. Poet’s “below” 45. *Draper, Cooper, Sterling 49. Poor man’s caviar 51. Like emails in bold font 54. Make one 56. Body center 57. Deity in Sunskrit 58. Assortment 59. Grassy land tracts 60. Seaside bird 61. Hit this on the head 62. And others, for short 63. *”____ of Anarchy” 64. Dojo turf 66. Pool stick

Shops The Record!

Field Workers

Field Workers

16 temp positions; approx 2 ½ months; Job to begin on 7/28/14 through 10/5/14; Duties: to plant cane by hand; to clean ditches with shovel; to pull grass in the sugar cane fields during the planting season. Able to work in hot, humid weather, bending and stooping to reach ground level crops and able to stand on feet for long periods of time. Once hired, workers may be required to take a random drug test at no cost to worker. Testing positive or failure to comply may result in immediate termination. 1 month experience in job offered required. $9.87 per hour; 35 hrs; OT varies, not guaranteed. All work tools provided. Housing and transportation provided to workers who can not reasonably return to their permanent residence at the end of the work day; Transportation and subsistence expenses to the worksite will be provided by the employer upon completion of 50% of the work contract, or earlier, if appropriate; ¾ hours guaranteed in a work day during contract.. Employment offered by M. Hymel Sons, Inc. located in Vacherie, LA. Qualified applicants may call employer for an interview at (225) 265-7797. Applicants may apply for this position at their nearest SWA office located at 304 Pearl St.,Beaumont, TX 77701.

9 temp positions; approx 10 months; Job to begin on 8/1/14 through 6/1/15; Duties: to operate farm equipment in sugar cane fields; to prepare the fields and give maintenance to the crop during and after the harvesting season. Planting of sugarcane by hand, farm and field duties; operation and performing minor repairs and maintenance of farm vehicles and equipment. Able to work in hot humid weather, bending and stooping to reach ground level crop and able to stand on feet for a long period of time. Once hired, workers may be required to take random drug test at no cost to the worker. Testing positive or failure to comply may result in immediate termination. $9.87 per hour; 35 hrs a week; OT varies, not guaranteed. 3 months experienced required in job offered. All work tools provided. Housing and transportation provided to workers who can not reasonably return to their permanent residence at the end of the work day; Transportation and subsistence expenses to the worksite will be provided by the employer upon completion of 50% of the work contract, or earlier, if appropriate; ¾ hours guaranteed in a work day during contract. Employment offered by Charles Guidry Farms located in Erath, LA. Qualified applicants may call employer for interview (337) 654-2403 or may apply for this position at theirnearest State Workforce located at 304 Pearl St., Beaumont, TX 77701.


Builders Discount Offered!


Huge Selection of Used Appliances


• The Record • Week of Wednesday, June 4, 2014

GARAGE SALES FRI.(7 - 2) & SAT (7 - 12) 930 COLUMBIA CIRCLE in Bridge City. Huge Multi Family! Glass ware, toys, boys and girls clothes and shoes, men’s shirts, computer monitors, printers, board games, record albums, area rugs small kitchen appliances, and tons more! SAT. YARD SALE: 1519 LONGHORN, WO. 8 - until Lots of stuff! SAT. YARD SALE: 320 OAK CIRCLE ST. BC. 7 - noon. Almost everything is $1.00! WED., 2860 E. CLAIRE DR., OF, MOVING/ GARAGE SALE, OFF TERRY RD. FROM HWY 1442, 8 till ? 40 years of collecting! Tools, generator, furniture, 14’ x 20’ storage build., 42’ aluminum ramp, ‘bowflex’, and much more! FRI. & SAT., 248 CHERRY LANE, OFF OSBORN, BC, 8 till ? Dishes, Men’s and women’s clothes, child trikes and toys, show plates, “Precious Moments” in box, Cd movies, XBox, books, linens, Much More!

FRI. & SAT. 2426 35TH ST. in Pinehurst close to Robert’s. 8 - until. Cleaned out storage. Collectable,old tricycles, old film developing items, toys, wooden doll cradle, child’s chair, tools, lots of misc. ESTATE SALE by TIME AND AGAIN. 845 ASHFORD (Wexford Park), Vidor. Thurs., 9 12; Fri., 9 - 3; Sat., 9 - ? My trailer is in the driveway. Cash only, please. You load. Ruth Ann, 409-651-0877. Info & pictures can be seen at MOVING SALE: Dining table w/4 chairs, $250; headboard, pd $1,000 asking $450; small but tall glass top display cabinet w/3 drawers, $100; lg wood entertainment center, $150; mailbox angel, $35; coffee table(white & gold trim), $35; Curtis Mathis TV, rugs, wood cabinet, collector’s items, antique dish set, will consider all offers. NOTE: I would like to buy a pillow top queen size mattress! Call for app to see 409-670-9272. or 330-4470 (edetfn)


SAT. SALE! HUGE! 184 POINSETTIA ST., BC, 8 till 2. Several families, lots of Misc. some new!

FRI. 2 - Dark & SAT. 7 - noon. 4265 & 4268 FM 1136 Mauriceville. Kitchen sinks, inside shutters, coffee & end table, jeans, wedding decor, cookbooks, electronics, bottles, 2 big sales - 1 stop!

NoTicE To cREdiToRs

Notice is hereby given that original Letters of Testamentary for the Estate of Mary Catherine Stewart, Deceased, were issued on May 23, 2014, in Cause No. P-16857, pending in the County Court at Law of Orange County, Texas, to: Sheila Marie Whitten. All persons having claims against this Estate which is currently being administered are required to present them to the undersigned within the time and in the manner prescribed by law.

Actual size: 1 col. x 5 Notice is herebysize: given 1 col. x 5 Actual Notice is hereby Notice is hereby that original Letters of given that original given that original Testamentary for the Estate To be published in To be published in Letters Testamentary Letters Testamentary of Jimmie Ladell Stewart, The Record for the Estate of MILLIENewspapers for the Estate of JOHN The Record Newspapers Deceased, were issued on LAVERNE GORDY, 09/18/13 GASTON DAUGEREAU, May 23, 2014, in 09/18/13 Cause Deceased, were issued Deceased, were issued No. P-16856, pending in on April 29, 2014, in on April 29, 2014, in the County Court at Law of PlEAsE fAx ANy No. P-16780, Cause No. P-16836, Cause PlEAsE fAx ANy Orange County, Texas, to: pending in the County pending Sheila Marie Whitten. coRREcTioNs by in the County coRREcTioNs by

2r M7on0th* Pe



Stephen C. Howard Attorney for Sheila Marie Whitten State Bar No.: 10079400 903 W. Green Orange, Texas 77630 Telephone: (409) 883-0202 Facsimile: (409) 883-0209 E-mail:

Stephen C. Howard Attorney for Sheila Marie Whitten State Bar No.: 10079400 903 W. Green Orange, Texas 77630 Telephone: (409) 883-0202 Facsimile: (409) 883-0209 E-mail:

Stephen C. Howard




Front End Loader, Brush Hog, Box Blade & Trailer

Your Choice!

2r M1on5th* Pe


4025 40HP TRACTOR 2WD Front End Loader


2r M1on5th* Pe


to present them to the

dATEd the 23rd day of May, 2014

Per Month*

1009 Green Ave. Orange, Texas 77630

1009 Green Ave. Orange, Texas 77630

DATED the 23rd day of May, 2014

DATED the 23rd day of May, 2014

David Dies

David Dies

Attorney for DELBErT MArION gOrDY State Bar No.: 05850800 1009 green Ave. Orange, Texas 77630 Telephone: (409) 883-0892 Facsimile: (409) 670-0888

Attorney for DEBBIE ANN WELDON CAPPADONA State Bar No.: 05850800 1009 green Ave. Orange, Texas 77630 Telephone: (409) 883-0892 Facsimile: (409) 670-0888

David Dies

c/o: Barbara Ann Taylor 2810 Gandy Orange, Texas 77630 DATeD the 27th day of May, 2014 James R. Dunaway

James R. Dunaway Attorney for Barbara Ann Taylor State Bar No.: 06208000 P.O. Box 100 Orange, Texas 77631-0100 Telephone: (409) 886-7453

David Dies

Facsimile:(409)886-1353 E-mail:



Buy Red, $ave Green!



Front End Loader Loader,,


to present them to the

dATEd the 23rd day of May, 2014


Front End Loader, Brush Hog, Box Blade & Trailer

Court at Law of OrANgE

# 735-7346 undersigned within the undersigned within the c/o sheila # 735-7346 Marie time and in the manner time and in the manner Whitten prescribed by law. prescribed by law. stephen c. Howard Attorney at law c/o David Dies c/o David Dies 903 W. Green, Attorney at Law Attorney at Law orange, Texas 77630


Court at Law of OrANgE

Notice is hereby given that original Letters Testamentary for the Estate of Bobby Joe Taylor, Deceased, were issued on May 6, 2014, in Cause No. P-16845, pending in the County Court at Law of Orange County, Texas, to: Barbara Ann Taylor. All persons having claims against this Estate which is currently being administered are required to present them to the undersigned within the time and in the manner prescribed by law.

5 County, Texas, County, Texas, to: 5 P.M. TodAy All persons having DELBERT MARION DEBBIE ANN WELDON claims against to this 735-7346 Estate to 735-7346 GORDY. CAPPADONA. which is currently being Thanks, administered are Thanks, required All persons having All persons having to present them to the Nicole claims Nicole claims against this Estate against this Estate undersigned within the time which is currently being which is currently being and in the manner prescribed by law. fAx administered are required fAx administered are required

c/o sheila Marie Whitten stephen c. Howard Attorney at law 903 W. Green, orange, Texas 77630

Stephen C. Howard


NoTicE To NOTICE TO NOTICE TO cREdiToRs Enlarged for proofing. Enlarged for proofing. CREDITORS CREDITORS


3016 30HP TRACTOR 4WD Front End Loader



409-994-3522 • 800-549-3522

ZERO TURN MOWERS 40”- 60” cut Starting At $



• Weed Eaters • Chainsaws • Leaf Blowers • Pole Saws

& More!




409-994-3522 • 800-549-3522

409-994-3522 • 800-549-3522



As Low As



48” CUT Starting At