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County Record Vol. 53 No. 11

The Community Newspaper of Orange, Texas

Week of Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Making the most of life with MS Debby Schamber For The Record

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade—which is what Stephanie Zimmerman did when she found out she had Multiple Sclerosis. Multiple sclerosis is a chronic, often disabling disease that attacks the central nervous system, which is made up of the brain, spinal cord and optic nerves. Symptoms may be mild, such as numbness in the limbs, or severe, such as paralysis or loss

of vision. The progress, severity and specific symptoms of MS are unpredictable and vary from one person to another. Today, new treatments and advances in research are giving new hope to people affected by the disease, according to the National Mutliple Sclerosis Society. After graduating from LIttle Cypress-Mauriceville High School, Zimmerman attended Lamar Port Arthur to get her basic education and where she played softball. She later attended Lamar Institute of Stephanie and Shirley Zimmerman participate in an annual 5K walk in Dallas to raise money and promote awareness for Multiple Sclerosis.

SETX Hospice to hold annual memorial service The Southeast Texas Hospice will hold its annual memorial service at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 20, in the parish hall of St. Mary Catholic Church, 912 W. Cherry Ave in Orange. This memorial service is held in memory of all patients served by Southeast Texas Hospice and will include prayer, music and fellowship. Hospice Chaplain, Rev. Jeff Bell will preside over the service. The community is invited to attend, with a special invitation given to all bereaved hospice family members. For more information please contact the Southeast Texas Hospice office at (409)886-0622.

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Technology and received a degree and licensure to practice dental hygiene. In August 2008, Zimmerman was 21 years old and had just finished her summer classes and was a couple of weeks away from starting her second year in dental hygiene school when she first discovered something was terribly wrong. “That night when I stood up to go to bed I felt as if my diaphragm had fallen asleep and was kind of tingling, “she said. “I thought I had just been sitting in the same position for a while so I shrugged it off and went to bed.” Within three days the feeling had taken over her body and she was tingling and numb from her neck down. She went to her family physician and the blood work came back normal. Knowing this was not normal, she was referred to a neurologist in Houston where she had an MRI done. The MRI results showed a large lesion on her neck and four to five small lesions in her brain. Lesions are when the body’s immune system attacks the myelin and causes a scar in that area. Her neurologist wanted to do more testing to make the correct diagnosis since there is not a definitive test for MS. Doctors search for the trends in the test results for indications of the disease. Zimmerman’s symptoms along with the lesions indicated she had MS, but he wanted to rule out a few things before diagnosing her with such a major disease and starting her on treatment for the rest of her life. The


Orange County Sheriffs Posse ‘Playday’ Growing up in the saddle is Reese Peltier, 4, riding his pony Buttercup during a Playday session at the Orange County Sheriff Posse Rodeo Arena on Saturday. Reese is helped along by his father Justin on Saturday. See Page 1 Section B for more. TRN PHOTO: Larry Trimm

Link sale benefits family of Blair Ray Debby Schamber For The Record

Employees with the Sheriff’s Office want to invite everyone to a link sale, benefiting the family of Blair Ray who was killed in a collision and to display their continued support for the Ray’s. The link sale will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday in the Orange County Sheriff’s Office parking lot located at 205 South Border Street. Available for sale is a link, chips and a drink for $5. Also there will be a raffle for a Vidor pirate football helmet. The coach and the players from the 2012-13 season have all signed it. Tickets are $2 each. The drawing will be held July 1. Blair was a beautiful young teenager, filled the atmosphere with a smile and a blissful demeanor. Blair projected herself well beyond her age concerning all facets of life. From her creative poems and quotes, to Blair’s ability to mentor friends and co-workers, she without doubt was heaven sent, said Joey Jacobs, of the Orange County Sheriff’s Office. Blair was the daughter of Nichole and Tom Ray Jr., who has achieved the rank of lieutenant at the OCSO. Like many teens, Blair’s future was bright and limitless. Not only did she achieve, Blair excelled at everything set forth in her path. She was a ju-

Tom Ray and his daughter Blair Ray before she was killed in a wreck in April. A benefit link sale will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at the Orange County Sheriff’s Office parking lot.

nior at Port Neches-Grove High School where she enjoted socializing with her friends, She is said to be a creative spirit who enjoyed photography, art, poetry and riding horses. She also worked parttime at Market Basket as a cashier. However, she will be most remembered for her giving nature and her smile which would light up any room. The titles Blair represented in her life such as daughter, sister, friend, and granddaughter were indeed reflected by her gentleness, kindness, and love. Her family’s nightmare began on April 11. 2013 when Blair who was driving a 2006 Ford Mustang was travelng south on FM 1078 near Bancroft Road. The Mustang crossed the center line and


OF Bobcats coming home Staff Report For The Record

Saturday will mark the 65th time former students and faculty of Orangefield High School have gathered on the second Saturday in June. The annual event will be held 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Orangefield Elementary School. Barbecue, drinks and serving pieces are provided by

the homecoming committee. Participants are encouraged to bring their favorite side dish, salad or dessert to share. Join in the fellowship and walk down memory lane. The committee says each year they have “First Timers” and some “Ole Faithfulls” sharing pictures, annuals and swapping tall tales. The Orangefield Cormier Museum will open at 9:30

a.m., close for lunch, then reopening again till 2 p.m. It is a great time to share a good meal, fun and fellowship.   For more information call one of the committee members: Mary Nixon (409) 7353019; Kay Bilbo (409) 7353360; Jimmie Lea Simmons (409) 768-1554; or Robert Montagne (409) 697-2836.

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County to enter negotiations with Sheriff’s Department Union Debby Schamber For The Record

Commissioners decided the full court will take part in the negotiations for collective bargaining with the Sheriff’s Department Union for a new contract which will take effect Oct. 1, 2013. Judge Carl Thibodeaux informed the court they had a couple of options regarding the forming of a negotiation committee. The options

were either two members of the court, the county auditor, county personnel director and the sheriff or all five members of the court, the auditor, personnel office and sheriff. The third option was to hire an outside firm to handle the negotiations. “You automatically have the auditor and personnel director, Jill, on the committee because Jill handles the insurance and retirement and the auditor is the one that brings us up-todate numbers on a steady basis

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of what money the county has and the projections for next year.” Since the opThibodeaux tions of another firm or just two of the court members would require them to go back and forth to the court for approval, they decided to do it with the full court, which will also make the process transparent through the open meetings requirements by law. “It’s certainly not out of the ordinary to have all five commissioners negotiating

with the Sheriff’s Department Union. I have no problem with that. Let me tell you, when you go into negotiations behind closed doors and you try to hammer out something, it’s a whole world of difference when you have to come to commissioners with five commissioners here and have the total negotiations open to the public and the media. It makes a difference, trust me, it does.” He said as long as it’s announced the meetings can be held in any public building. They will hold a workshop before negotiations begin so they can decide the starting point for the negotiations. Commissioners requested the last two contracts so they can see the differences of the last two negotiations.

Thibodeaux said they will be in the commissioners’ mailbox this week. The workshop will be scheduled during the second week of June, the date yet to be determined. Negotiations are required to begin by July 1. Commissioners also authorized Sheriff Keith Merritt to sign the Cooperative Working Agreement 20132015 between Orange County Sheriff’s Office and Rape and Suicide Crises of Southeast Texas. It provides a continuum of services as needed for sexual assault survivors and other victims of crime. Merritt said the agreement is the same with a few minor changes in wording. Sandra Hoke informed the court that she had been gifted

day lilies, larkspur and purple cone flowers from the garden of the owner of Ericka’s Nursery. She feels they should be used to beautify Orange County and wanted to plant some at the Orange County Courthouse with the Blackeyed Susans already in place. She said some of the flowers will also be planted at Vidor City Hall. She also asked for recommendations of other places that could use beautification. Hoke already has volunteers in place to plant the flowers. In two separate items, Connie Cassidy the county purchasing agent was authorized to advertise for bids on the county’s annual requirements for lubricants and road signs.

50-plus acts on board for Live Music Day Festival Staff Report

The 24-hour fest, spotlighting a diverse array of indie, rock, folk, country, hip-hop, pop and R&B artists, will start during the O Music Awards on June 19 at 7 p.m. ET/4 PT. The O Music Awards, MTV/ VH1/CMT’s online awards show designed to recognize the best in digital music culture, chose round-the-clock live entertainment as this year’s focus. “O Music Awards have always served as a content lab to explore telling stories across multiple screens,” Dermot McCormack, head of Connected Content for Viacom Music and LOGO Group, said in a statement. “With this iteration, we’ve created the firstof-its-kind music festival that’s both connecting artists and fans and allowing them to participate in the awards and festival in new ways.” O Music is introducing the Make a Band Famous award, with a winner determined by an internal committee and

fans. Nearly 1 million votes narrowed the field to five semifinalists: Chill Moody, Darling Parade, the So So Glos, Striking Matches and Syd Arthur. The act scoring the most votes during the show will perform on VMA weekend in August and be spotlighted on MTV’s Artist

to Watch, VH1’s You Oughta Know and CMT’s Listen Up. Other acts confirmed to perform at a variety of venues in Los Angeles, New York, Nashville and elsewhere are Electro Shine, Dinner and a Suit, Cadillac Three, Chrisette Michele, Matthew Perryman Jones, 2AM Club, Ober-

hofer, Parmalee and X-Ambassadors. After the livestreamed performances, clips will be posted on each performer’s page atArtists. MTV,Artists.VH1andArtists. CMT. Award categories include digital genius award and best Web-born artist.

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Living with MS other possibilities were lupus or transverse myelitis which is a one time “attack” or occurrence. Further testing was needed and a spinal tap was done which confirmed the oligocoalonal bands in her spinal fluid, which is an indicator of multiple sclerosis. However, the doctor still wanted to hold off on the diagnosis until she saw the neurologist a month later. In September she had another MRI which showed nothing new. Finally, in October, she had the answers to the questions which had plagued her since it all began. She had another MRI done and the results showed new lesions and confirmed the diagnosis of MS. “My first thought was, okay… I can do this,” Zimmerman said. “I was still scared and it took me a few months to really wrap my head around the diagnosis and for it to sink in.” Zimmerman did not let this diagnosis stop her from having a life. She graduated from LIT in 2009 and moved to Dallas where she works as a registered dental hygienist. Life goes on, but she has learned to listen to her body and be prepared. During the hotter months, dealing with the disease is a daily issue. “Otherwise it comes and goes , but as long as I listen to my body and I don’t push myself too hard, I can manage it well,” she said. Zimmerman’s main issue is when she gets too hot her body will shut down on her, but once she cools off she usually bounces back. “Sometimes when I get hot or I walk too quickly or too far and sometimes when I’m just sitting still my body can start to tingle,” she added. Zimmerman does have some issues with my equilibrium and fast movements throw her “for a loop.” An example of this is when she is working out or something along those lines. She also has bouts of fatigue occasionally, but it is usually associated with the warmer weather. As a parent, her mother, Shirley Zimmerman, faces her own challenges in dealing with her daughter’s MS. “Parents always want to fix the things that affect our children but this is one of those things that you just can’t fix,” Shirley said. “Stephanie has been responsible for making her own medical decisions from the beginning which has probably been the biggest challenge for me. Stephanie was always a very happy and healthy little girl, the diagnosis of something that is expected to affect her for the rest of her life was never imagined. We continue to take one step at a time trusting God to help us deal with this.” Together, the duo works to raise awareness of MS by putting a face on it. They also participate in an annual 5K walk in Dallas to help raise money. Walk MS and Ride MS connects people living with MS and those who care about them. When people participate in these community events, the funds raised gives hope to the more than 2.1 million people living with MS worldwide. Walks have been conducted since 1988 and to date have raised more than $770 million to support life changing programs and cuttingedge research, according to the National MS Society. “Sometimes, as in Stephanie’s case, people around you may have been diagnosed yet only those closest to them are aware of it however many people already know someone who has been affected by it.” Shirley Zimmerman said. “The medical professionals really have no understanding of how to stop MS, so it important to help in the raising of funds for research. and we would love to see the breakthroughs to cure MS and to help those living with it.” Behind them is a large group of friends and family lovingly referred to as the Z-Team who have joined together for the annual walk in Dallas. The number of people on the team has continued to grow since it began with 21 members. Now, in the fourth year, the team has grown to include 38 people which doesn’t include the two dogs who joined them during an especially chilly walk. “We set a goal and strive to raise funds to put toward the research to find a cure MS and increase awareness,” said Stephanie Zimmerman. They hope to promote awareness as they raise funds which will help fund research and find a cure but also help those living with MS and are in need of assistance. “Some people think those with MS are in a wheelchair, but that isn’t always the case,” Stephanie Zimmerman said. Stephanie Zimmerman also promotes awareness on Facebook. She posts things on her page about MS. She also thinks it is a great way to encourage people to participate in the MS walk

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struck a 2011 Mercedes traveling north on the same roadway. The 54-year-old woman in the Mercedes was transported in stable condition to a local hospital where she was treated and later released. “Lt. Ray, along with his family, will remain in our thoughts and prayers daily as we all continue to grieve the loss of Blair. In Law Enforcement, we are all one ‘family.’ Words can’t define the heartache we all experienced with her loss. We do ask for your continued thoughts and prayers,” Jacobs said. ‘We really appreciate everything.”


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as a “walker, donator or virtual walker.” In the mean time, she pretty much leads a normal life. But, still there are days when she needs to rest due to fatigue. “For the most part, everything is good,” Stephanie Zimmerman said. “Many people that find out I was diagnosed with MS can’t believe it because I am doing so well.” Her long term goals may be different from some, but Stephanie plans to stay positive and continue to take care of her body. “Now that I am living a pretty healthy lifestyle it has made a world of difference, “ she said. “My body works with me, not against me any longer.” They invite everyone to come and enjoy the ragball tournament in honor of Stephanie Zimmerman, on June 15 for a good cause, but also for a whole lot of fun, food and good times.

Ragball tournament to support MS The first annual “Slammin’ MS for the ZTeam ragball tournament will be June 15 at the Orange Crush Complex located at the old Wesco fields. The tournament is to raise awareness of Multiple Sclerosis in honor of Stephanie Zimmerman, a former lady bear and 2005 Little Cypress-Mauriceville graduate. She was diagnosed with the disease in 2008. Multiple Sclerosis ia a disease that interrupts the flow of information from the brain to the body. It is an unpredictable disease with symptoms ranging from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis. More than 400,000 Americans are affected by MS. This is the first tournament and is organized by a long time family friend, Johnny Trahan, which he has put together to raise money to contribute to the Z-Team’s fundraising efforts. “We hope and expect it to be a huge success that many will want to participate in again,” Stephanie Zimmerman said. The Z-Team is a group of Stephanie’s family and friends who have united to raise money to fund research as well as those dealing with MS. They completed their fourth annual 5K walk in Dallas in March. The Z-Team will not have a team participating in the ragball tournament this year, but it is something Stephanie would like to do in the future. “I love softball with a passion but it just didn’t happen this year,” Stephanie Zimmerman said. “ Hopefully this will turn into an annual thing and we will get a team in there. “ Up to 16 teams can sign up to participate in the ragball tourament which is played with tournament rules. The fee is $125 per team and each team must have a minimum of three girls. For $10 an unlimited homerun bracelet can be purchased. Teams supply their own balls. First and second place t-Shirts will be awarded. Other t-Shirts are available in pink or green. They can be purchased for $15 pre-sale or for $20 at the tournament. If someone is interested in playing on a team, or they have only a partial team, they can contact the organizer as he may be able to put them together with others. One can also come on out to the fields on Saturday as sometimes there are teams that need players and they may be able to get on one of those teams. Spectators are welcome to come watch the fun. “It will be a fun day filled with good food and great people,” Stephanie Zimmerman said. Proceeds will be donated to the MS Society in the name of the Z-Team. To join the Z-Team or make online donations, go to For more information contact Johnny Trahan at 409-221-5833.

Farmers Market open Wednesday, Saturday Staff Report For The Record

Orange County Farmers’ Market is held 3-6 p.m., Wednesdays and 7-10 a.m., Saturdays throughout the growing season in the Big Lots parking lot on MacArthur Drive. Produce and items expected to be available this week include: Tomatoes, potatoes, green beans, pinto beans (shelled and frozen), onions, garlic, cucumbers, bell peppers, banana peppers, yellow squash, zucchini,  mustard greens, tender greens, herbs, blueberries, blackberries,  homemade jams  and jellies, canned vegetables, local honey, fresh eggs, homemade cookies and granola, fresh bread, boudain, jerky, sausage (green onion, smoked green onion, Italian, jalapeno, smoked & summer), blueberry bushes, yard plants, house plants, and more.  Items will vary due to vendor participation. For more information, contact any of the market coordinators: Jim Frasier-  409-6563739; Billy Peveto-  409-289-5289; Jean Fregia- 409-670-6121. The Orange County Farmers’ Market is sponsored by Texas AgriLIFE.

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Bryant is head coach, James Johnson assistant. *****The LCM Lady Bears captured the state title in an 11 inning game against Dripping Springs, 3-0. On the mound for the Bears was Cody Trahan. LCM won the first game 3-2 in 12 innings. *****Acadian Ambulance Service takes over Orange County Ambulance Service on June 12.

LIVING WITH NATURE The first day of summer will appear in 20 days but already the mama raccoons are showing up with their young. I had been watching a mama coon for a few weeks, her bag hung to the ground. She was uncomfortable I could tell by the way she sits on her backside, very unladylike. Well, this morning, right at daylight, she showed up with five cubs no bigger than a cotton tail rabbit. Two are slightly bigger than the others so I assume those are the boys. One is a runt, there always seems to be a runt in a large bunch. I can already tell one will be a trouble maker; he kept getting out of pocket. After feeding, mom hustled them off but had to come back looking for the trouble maker, who kept getting away from the others. Another mother showed up with just one kid. It was healthy looking and fluffy like a little bear. There are still eight more moms that are feeding but haven’t brought the kids out yet. They will show up in the next few days and my food bill will go up. I’m spending more on birds, cats and coons than I am feeding myself but it’s the price one pays for living with nature. The white wing doves and cardinals are plentiful, mixed with other birds. Lately I’ve missed the mocking birds singing, they’re an amazingly tough little bird, afraid of nothing. They can sing any other bird’s song. They can mock ‘um. Lately however, they have been scarce. I wonder why. *****I’m enjoying this but I’d better get going. I’ve got a long way to go. Hop on and come along, I promise it won’t do you no harm. NEWS AROUND THE COUNTRY Despite reaching only No. 8 on the billboards single charts in 1977, Jimmy Buffett’s “Margaritaville” has been dubbed the most lucrative song ever written. According to Yahoo, the song is credited for Buffett’s billion dollar empire, including Margaritaville branded hotels, restaurants, casinos, shoes, blenders, sunglasses, T-shirts, concerts, pants, frozen shrimp and sometimes, but not often, a music album.*****Kree Harrison, born at St. Mary Hospital in Port Arthur and who once attended school in Bridge City where she sang with the Cardinals Singers is on a busy schedule. Tuesday night, June 4, she sang on the Grand Ole’ Opry with Keith Urban and Kellie Pickler. Wednesday, Kree will perform during the Country Music Awards. She will begin touring with American Idol on July 19. The group will perform in Houston July 28. Meanwhile, she will be working on her new album, searching to find just the right songs, many her own. She has released her single, “All Cried Out” and even though it hasn’t been revealed yet, it’s believed that Kree has a record deal waiting to be completed. Her life is changing drastically. My bet is that the whirlwind won’t leave her anytime for herself. She will have to ride that wave now that the opportunity is here. Don’t look for her to visit Southeast Texas anytime in the next two years unless it’s a gig that brings her to the area.*****Tea Party voice U.S. Rep. Michele Bachman is getting out of Dodge before the gunfight starts. She’s under investigation and polls show she had little chance at re-election. Like Sarah Palin, she will make a lot of bucks speaking on the Tea Party circuit. She’s radical enough to draw that particular crowd. *****Only the second time in U.S. history, twin giraffes were born in New Braunfels May 10. The female calf Wasswa came first, followed by brother Nakato.*****Warren Buffett and his Berksire Hathaway Company are on a search for more big companies to buy to add to the 80 he now owns. Buffett says there will never be a better time to invest. Lately he has bought up a bunch of newspapers and energy companies.***** “Outlaw” a book about Waylon, Willie, Kris and the Renegades of Nashville, written by Michael Streissguth, went on sale last week. It’s a look at how the outlaw music shook up Nashville in the late 1960’s and 1970’s. I’m looking forward to getting one.*****James Comey, a Justice Department official under President George W. Bush will be nominated by President Obama to replace Robert Muellier as head of the F.B.I.*****American Idol down two divas. Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey won’t be back next season. Minaj and Carey frequently bickered, creating a feud that was uncomfortable for everyone. Their leaving wasn’t unexpected. J. Lo and Tyler could be back next season. I hope Keith stays on, he’s one of the better judges.*****Oprah Winfrey, last week, declared Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan, “King and Queen of Talk TV.” She said, “Live with Kelly and Michael is the best show.” Oprah, longtime queen, says she doesn’t miss the daily talk show grind. TURNING BACK THE HANDS OF TIME 7 Years Ago-2006 To me seven years ago events seem like yesterday but this years graduates were only in the fifth grade. Seven years seemed a longtime off. Chief Deputy John Tarver turned in his letter of resignation to Sheriff Mike White, effective June 16.*****Terry and Ella Steubing, in a surprise move, one day before graduation turned in their resignations from BCISD. Terry was high school principle and Ella was intermediate principle. Terry had been with BCISD 32 years, Ella 30 years. *****Dr. Darrell Myers is the superintendent at BCISD. *****Valedictorian at Bridge City High is Angela Evans; Orangefield High School valedictorian is Zena Matlock. *****Friends lost but not forgotten. The 183 graduates at Bridge City planted two sycamore trees in remembrance of students who died, Caleb Day and James Reeh.*****Sen. Lloyd Bentsen and country singer Billy Walker both died last week.*****The Bridge City Cardinal baseball team faces Cameron Yoe in Regional title game. Only eight teams remain. A victory would propel the Cards to UIL 3A state championship in Round Rock. The Cards ace pitcher is Kevin Angelle. Other seniors are Aaron Brougette, Brent Day, Derrick Coleman, Broc Haymon, Cody Sparks, Rory Scales, A.J. Hecker and Randy Jennings. The Cards swept Cameron Yoe in two games, 9-5 and 6-3. The Cards take on Texarkana at Dell Diamond next. Billy

37 Years-1976 Ray Granger and Louis Reed tried to beat the fastest train in the south, the Amtrack Sunset Limited, and lost. They were lucky, not many folks walk away from a train wreck.*****The first International Gumbo Cookoff was a large success. Chamber members and Ann McCollum had their stuff together. Around 7,500 people attended. Ann and Lou Malcolm’s gumbo edged out Major Inman and Jim Graves. Some of the folks spotted were, “Teddy Bear” Cox, Liz Wickersham, Louis Dugas, H.D. Pate, Roy and Phyllis Dunn, Barbara Smith, Mrs. Cleo Hogan, Nita and Peter Henry, Lynn and Carol Emerson, Corky and Betty Harmon and Jerry Wimberly, who was being blood tested by M.J. Girlinghouse. M.J. said he found no pressure on Jerry at all. Gumbo Cookoff champions were Mildred Cobb, grand champion, Lennard Carlson, professional class, Mrs. Marshall Duhon of Bridge City, was named number one in amateur class.*****Bruce Tuppen, a fine young man, was killed in an auto accident last week. Bruce is the second son Jimmy Tuppen lost in auto accidents.*****Benis Lee and his children lost his wife and mother, Paula, a few days ago.*****Jim and Diane Crossland were in town to attend Mrs. Lee’s funeral. Diane will be moving from Canyon, Texas to Newkirk, Okla. where Jim, a longtime football coach has purchased a Ford dealership.*****Helen Harrington has a milk cow that gives two gallons a day and her lying husband says half of it is cream.*****Joseph Giarratano, son of Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Giarratano, graduated from SMU with a degree in business. He posted a 3.9 overall grade point average. The former St. Mary High School student will also receive his master’s from Lamar.*****Twenty-five athletes respond to a new no age limit summer baseball team. Billy Permenter and Cecil Allen will get things going. Ray Pousson and Ronnie Rost, who both attend the University of Colorado on baseball scholarships, indicated a desire to play. Others are former Stark stars Mark Bonnin, Mark Lambert, Grant Gipson, Chris Allen Billy Bayless and Vincent Brooks. Also wanting to play are West Orange standout Jerry Caillier, now at TCU and Marlin Richard, now at Tyler Junior College. Paul Richardson, of West Orange, Charlie Hildebrandt, of Bridge City and Jimmy Mallory and Dewitt Gipson, of St. Mary’s and former pro Doug Patterson and former McNeese star and member of the Little League World Champion Team, Joe Kazmar, will instruct and play. The schedule will include 18 games to be held at West End Park on Sunday afternoon. CONGRATULATIONS Haleigh Turley, senior 3rd baseman for the Orangefield Lady Bobcats, was selected by the Texas Girls Coaches Association to represent 3A Orangefield in the State All-Star game. Her coach, Amy McLaughlin, was also selected to be the head coach of the All-Star team. Haleigh and Coach McLaughlin are the first state all-star player and coach in Orangefield softball history to represent at this event. The game will be played on Friday, July 12, at the University of Texas softball field. A LITTLE ABOUT THE NATIVES Judge Derry Dunn is watching his diet and has taken up walking in preparation for the adventure with his two boys in the Oregon country. They will kayak four miles, in 300 foot deep water. His doctor sons have ordered an oversized kayak. Judge Dunn is a good friend to have; he grows great tomatoes and personally hates eating them. *****Corky and Betty Harmon returned Thursday from a week long stay in Denver, where daughter Debora entertained them. The weather was great but Corky missed the car lot. Since brother Don has been under the weather, Corky is uneasy when he or Don is not around. It’s an old Ovie Harmon thing.*****We ran into Fred Kressman who we hadn’t seen in a while. Fred, a GSU retiree, and wife Nelda are RV folks. They don’t stay home much before getting on the road again. Fred has managed to maintain his high school weight. *****Last Wednesday, our old friend Ernie Willy was headed out to go fishing with son Luther. No report on how they did but it was great seeing Ernie still active, even though he doesn’t kick very high these days.*****Last Thursday, Karen Jo took care of a bad mosquito problem. She called Cindy at Pestco and had them come out and spray their magic formula at her place and at her mother-in-laws home. She’s such a nice daughter-in-law. Now the “skeeters” are gone and Karen said, “That’s priceless.” *****Our friend, Patsy, at Patsy Peck Travel, tells us she has been busy booking trips. She has a couple coming up; one will be to New York. Patsy says the travelers really like New York.*****Todd “Big Daddy” Landry is scheduled to see a specialist this week in hopes of finding a solutions for a bad back problem that is escalating and now affects his legs. Previous care hasn’t helped. Meanwhile, he threw a big party Saturday for a worthy cause that drew 500 plus folks who had a great time.***** Little Cypress Intermediate 5th grader Dylan Gardener received “Special recognition” for “Best Manners” and “Most Positive Attitude.” I know his parents, Jr. and Stacey Gardener are still smiling BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK 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, Chris Riedel, Harold Adkins, Lacey Wallace, Dorothy Breaux, Jacqueline Bourdier and Jane Minor. A FEW HAPPENINGS We are glad to hear our friend Darline Zavada is back at work at the Orange Convention and Visitors Bureau after ten weeks medical leave. Darline does a great job.*****We were sory to hear about the death of Fred Cervelli, age 79, who died May 29. Services were held at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Fred was the sports editor at the Orange Leader for many years. He had moved to Austin in the early 70‘s. He worked for the AFL-CI0 as a spokesman.*****Jean Stapleson, 89, died over the weekend. Edith, or “Dingbat“ as she was called was the beloved wife of Archie Bunker on the hit TV show, “All in the Family” one of the best all time weekly shows. I often was referred to as Archie by family members. Affectingly, I‘m sure.*****Also dying in the last few days was Father Andrew Greeley who wrote more than 100 non-fiction works and over

50 novels. One of his last books was titled, “A Stupid, Unjust and Criminal War; Iraq 2001-2007.”*****A few folks celebrating birthdays in the next few days. ***June 5, said to be a special day, a true Gemini twin day, with as many days on one side as the other. Some folks celebrating the perfect twin day are Joyce Dowdle, Britt Godwin, Roy Dunn, Tim Hughes, Brenda Howard, Nancy Ramsey, Gena Guyote, Mary Jennings, Karen McDuff, Jessica Freeman, Aaron Bland, Patricia Mires and Hunter Puckett.***On June 6, Gail Griffith celebrates, also Lynn Fields, John Bertrand, Ryan Gunstream and also our long time friend, the former Helen Harrington***Lannie Claybar would be 101 on this day. He died at age 57 on Sept. 6, 1969. ***Shirley Zimmerman celebrates on June 7, as does her only grandchild, who turns 1-year-old. Shirley is in Oklahoma celebrating with the child, born on her birthday.***Celebrating on June 7 also are Billy Frank Bradberry, Logan Smith, Penny Robards and Richard Granger.***On June 8, our friend Walter Riedle, who does a great job administrating the Stark Foundation that makes Orange a special place, celebrates as does Billie Wood and Carolyn Sexton.***June 9, finds Paige Olive, Charlie Blalack and Karli Choate turning another page.***On June 10, everyone’s friend, Rayford “High Pockets” Jimerson celebrates, also on this day, Chris Riedel. ***On June 11, our buddy Donna Riley, who we’ve known since she was a puppy, chalks up another year as does Harold Adkins and Lacey Wallace. Happy birthday to all. Please see complete list.*****Let me let you in on something. If you’re feeling pain in your back, legs or joints, the best $25 you can spend is a visit to Dr. Thrash, the Chiropractor. I’m hearing so many good reports. Our friend Allen said he could barely walk, now he’s jogging a mile a day.*****Gov. Rick Perry said in Dallas last week that he would run for re-election. I don’t know about that. He might be saying that so he is not viewed as a lame duck. If Greg Abbott’s team can’t bluff Perry to stay out, I believe Abbott will take on Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst. Either way, Abbott is running for another job.*****Good luck to the Silsbee Tigers, representing Class 21-3A, in the semi finals on Wednesday at U.T. against Lagrange.*****Sen. Frank Lautenberg, 89, the oldest U.S. senator and only WWII veteran in the senate, died June 3. His service will be held Wednesday. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will appoint a successor for the Democrat with a Republican then call a Primary for August and General Election for October. Believe me, he‘s looking out for himself.*****Longtime storm chasers, Tim Samaras, son Paul and his partner, Carl Young were killed near El Reno, Okla. when the tornado they were chasing turned on them. It’s a dangerous way to make a living.*****Michael Douglas, 68, an Academy Award winning actor, says his throat cancer in 2010 was caused by oral sex. About 10 percent of men are orally infected with HPV, according to Douglas. He’s now cancer free. A move is on calling for the vaccination of boys, as well as girls, against the virus that causes the malignancy. CAJUN STORY OF THE WEEK Tee-Neg Comeaux, wat make his living catching crawfish and game from da swamp, decided he could make more money working in the canning factory in Green Bay. While da craw fishing was slow he caught a plane out of New Orleans to Wisconsin. A well dressed man, carrying a brief case and laptop computer, sit next to him. Tee-Neg introduce himself and say, “I catch crawfish for a living me but I’m on my way to work in da canning factory up nort.” The gentleman said he was a big time attorney from Chicago. Tee-New say, “Boy, wit a job like dat, you must be smart you.” Da man answer, “Yes, I am very intelligent. I have a doctorate in finance and a law degree from Yale.” Tee-New say, “Keyaw!” The gentleman say, “We can pass the time away wit a little game. You ask me a question and if I can’t answer it, I’ll give you a hundred dollars. Then I’ll ask you a question and if you don’t know the answer, you give me a dollar.” Tee-Neg said, “Well, I just finished the second grade me, all I got is Cajun common sense but I’ll play.” Tee-Neg goes first; he axe, “Wat has ten eyes, 14 legs, two tails and lives on da bottom of Bayou Tech?” The lawyer say, “I don’t know the answer, here’s your hundred dollars. By the way, wat is it?” Tee-Neg replaied, “Mais, I don’t know me, here’s your dollar.” C’EST TOUT The Supreme Court, in a 5-4 decision, ruled Monday that police can collect DNA from people arrested for serious crimes. Privacy rights groups, including conservatives and liberals, warned the decision eventually may lead to DNA collection for minor crimes as law enforcement officials try to bolster a national DNA database. There is a good and bad side to this new law. Crime fighting is put before privacy. In my lifetime, we have been stripped of many of our civil liberties, few civil rights are left. DNA, in time, will probably reveal things that the donor would rather not have known. Maybe not in my lifetime but before too many years DNA will be treated like fingerprints. Everyone will be required to open their mouth for a DNA swab.*****On the other hand, our country has come to a standstill because of obstructionism, party politics, blind partisanships and dysfunctional divide. We need debate about the many issues, not party philosophy and name calling. What is critical to this country is a work bill. The bridge collapse in Washington should be a warning that the infrastructure in this country is in bad need of repair. Eighteen months ago a jobs bill was proposed and shot down in the congress. If we used only American made goods to rebuild roads, bridges and schools, millions of workers would get jobs. I sometimes get the impression that certain elements in the congress don’t want the country to do good, especially before the 2014 elections. The bickering and multiple hearings is just a start to accomplish nothing on immigration, background checks, confirming appointments, etc. I wish both sides would grow up and serve the people rather than their own interest. No doubt this congress will go down as the worst in our long history. *****Well, I’ve come to the end of the trail for another week. Thank you for your time. Please read us cover to cover. Don’t miss Capt. Dickie and Capt. Chuck’s fishing reports. No one does a better job of giving you the facts right from the fishing hole, not from behind a desk.*****Don’t forget the advertisers who bring you this paper. Take care and God bless.


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Stark Foundation announces acquisition of downtown property and creation of the Center for STARK Cultural Venues

The Center for STARK Cultural Venues, located at 602 W. Green Avenue in Orange, Texas.

Staff Report For The Record

The Nelda C. and H.J. Lutcher Stark Foundation acquired the property located at 602 Green Avenue in Orange,

from the First Baptist Church of Orange on May 17. The FBC congregation had previously vacated its downtown campus and relocated to its new facility on MLK in northwest Orange.

The property acquired by the Foundation is adjacent to both the Stark Museum of Art and The W.H. Stark House, which are two of the venues that comprise the Foundation’s STARK Cultural Venues. The

Bring the world together, host an exchange student Staff Report For The Record

World Heritage Student Exchange Program, a non-profit, public benefit organization, is seeking local host families in Texas for high school boys and girls from Spain, Germany, Thailand, Norway, China, Russia, France, the former Soviet Republics, Denmark, Italy, Sweden and more! Host families are asked to include the student as a member of their family. Couples, single parents, and families with and without children in

the home are all encouraged to host. You can choose a student for a semester or for the school year. Each World Heritage exchange student is fully insured, brings his/her own personal spending money and expects to contribute to his/her share of household responsibilities, as well as being included in normal family activities and lifestyles. The students are excited to learn about American by “living” it! Imagine a world of peace and greater understanding. Imagine yourself as part of

the solution! Today’s teens are tomorrow’s parents, international business people and possibly even future political leaders. Please share your corner of America by hosting a World Heritage exchange student and helping them experience life in your area. For more information, please call Regional World Heritage Area Coordinator Jodi Kiefer at (866)277-2799 toll-free. Also please visit the newly renovated World Heritage website for more information.

LCM HS teachers name Woodard Golden Bear

Staff Report For The Record

Senior Lacy Woodard was recently named the Golden

Bear at Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School. This is a teacher-nominated position to pay tribute to a student, who throughout his or her high school career, has shown out-

standing leadership and personal qualities that exemplify the best of what teachers and administrators want to see in LCM High School graduates.

LCM Prose competitors compete at State UIL contest Staff Report For The Record

Recently, juniors Jacob Richard and Haley Wright represented Little CypressMauriceville High School in

Prose at the UIL State Academic Meet at the University of Texas campus in Austin. Richard placed Fourth in Preliminaries, and was named one of the top eight Prose readers in Texas. Wright ad-

vanced to Finals and placed Fifth in Conference 4A. This particular contest began in March with 762 students. They are coached by LCM Theater Director Cory Broom.

property is also proximate to other STARK Cultural Venues, including Stark Park and the Frances Ann Lutcher Theater for the Performing Arts, as well as to the Foundation’s administrative office. “This acquisition provides an ideal opportunity for the Stark Foundation to advance its mission to enrich the quality of life in the area through educational programming in art, nature, history and culture resources,” said Walter G. Riedel III, Stark Foundation President and CEO. “The property will become the center of all of the STARK Cultural Venues, both as an expanded educational facility as well as a small event facility.” The location will now be known as “The Center for STARK Cultural Venues” or “CSCV”. In addition to accommodating additional educational programming needs, the CSCV will enable the STARK Cultural Venues to provided even greater membership benefits to its members, by serving as a centralized location for members-only events, receptions and programs. After an evaluation period,

determinations will be made as to any renovations that may be made at the Center for STARK Cultural Venues. According to Riedel, preservation of the former church sanctuary building located on the corner of 5th and Green on the property is a priority, given the prominence of the structure in the downtown Orange landscape for nearly 100 years. “It is our understanding that the sanctuary was flooded and damaged during Hurricane Ike in 2008, was not repaired and has not been inhabited since that time,” he said. “Despite the current condition, it is the Foundation’s intent to keep the sanctuary building intact if at all possible so that it may be enjoyed by current and future generations.” Plans are to update and utilize the multi-


purpose, Family Life Center space on the property as well. One change has already occurred with the placement of a CSCV sign in the marquee along Green Avenue. Riedel said, “As a downtown stakeholder that cares about the community, the Foundation will do its part through its properties to ensure that the area remains both attractive and viable. The STARK Cultural Venues, coupled with recent and ongoing additions to the Lamar State CollegeOrange campus and the City’s new Riverfront Pavilion and Boardwalk, make downtown Orange an appealing place to go and enjoy, and all of this will only be enhanced by the addition of the Center for STARK Cultural Venues.”


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Community Bulletin Board OF Athletic Department creating Wall of Honor The Orangefield Athletic Department is developing a “Wall of Honor” for those athletes who have either been named All-State or have gone on to play at the next level. Much of the Orangefield Bobcat memorabilia was lost in a fire in the early 1990’s. An effort is being made to rebuild the collection. The athletic department is requesting an 8x10 photo and the year of recognition. Donations to the “Wall of Honor” may be dropped off at the field house between 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. The boy athlete photos will be hung in the field house and the girls pictures will be hung in the new gym. The Orangefield Athletic Department is asking for the community’s help to rebuild this “Wall of Honor” that will celebrate the accomplishments of their athletes, past and present. For any questions, please call the field house at 735-4504 or email

now be due by 4 p.m. Friday, June 14. Applications can be found at under the Education/Summer Camps tab or may be picked up in person at Shangri La’s Admission Window. Shangri La is located at 2111 W. Park Avenue, Orange, Texas. For more information, call 409.670.0804 or email Registration for Art Quest at Stark Museum of Art is extended until 4 p.m. Friday, June 14. These summer camps are sponsored by the Stark Museum of Art for students entering grades one through 12. Six classes will be offered throughout the summer and children will participate in hands-on studio art activities as well as learn about paintings, sculptures and other works, which are part of the Museum’s collection. For a full list of classes, information on fees, and application forms, go to under the Education, Art Quest tab.

SETX Hospice to hold memorial service The Southeast Texas Hospice will hold its annual memorial service at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 20, in the parish hall of St. Mary Catholic Church, 912 W. Cherry Ave in Orange. This memorial service is held in memory of all patients served by Southeast Texas Hospice and will include prayer, music and fellowship. Hospice Chaplain, Rev. Jeff Bell will preside over the service. The community is invited to attend, with a special invitation given to all bereaved hospice family members. For more information please contact the Southeast Texas Hospice office at (409)886-0622.

Farmers Market open Wednesday, Saturday

Mustang golf tourney to be held June 24

Orange County Farmers’ Market is held 3-6 p.m., Wednesdays and 7-10 a.m., Saturdays throughout the growing season in the Big Lots parking lot on MacArthur Drive. Produce and items expected to be available this week include: Tomatoes, potatoes, green beans, pinto beans (shelled and frozen), onions, garlic, cucumbers, bell peppers, banana peppers, yellow squash, zucchini,  mustard greens, tender greens,  herbs, blueberries,  blackberries,  homemade jams  and jellies, canned vegetables, local honey, fresh eggs, homemade cookies and granola, fresh bread, boudain, jerky, sausage (green onion, smoked green onion, Italian, jalapeno, smoked & summer), blueberry bushes, yard plants, house plants, and more.  Items will vary due to vendor participation. For more information, contact any of the market coordinators: Jim Frasier-  409-656-3739; Billy Peveto-  409-289-5289; Jean Fregia- 409-670-6121. The Orange County Farmers’ Market is sponsored by Texas AgriLIFE.

Mighty Mustang GFW Golf Tournament will be held at Babe Zaharias Golf Course beginning at 8 a.m. on June 24. Four man scramble costing $50 per player or $200 per team. The Might Mustang GFW is a 501(c)(3)non-profit corp., supporting extra-curricular activities and academics at West Orange-Stark CISD. Zummo links, sodas and water will be supplied. Players can bring their own cooler and beverage. Long drive, closest to hole prizes. There will be an auction on signed helmets from Oklahoma, Texas, Texas A&M, Baylor, Alabama, LSU and the Seattle Seahawks by Earl Thomas. If schedule permitting, Earl Thomas will be in attendance. Call Ray Hancock at 409-988-6833 to enter or to become a hole sponsors.

WOC offers free summer breakfast, lunch programs West Orange – Cove CISD is sponsoring a Summer Feeding Program June 11 through Aug. 9. The program is free to the public regardless of economic status. Participants must be between the ages of one and 18 years of age. Breakfast and lunch will be available at two campus sites: • West Orange – Stark Elementary, located at 2605 Martin Luther King Drive in Orange, Monday through Thursday. • West Orange – Stark High School, located at 1400 Newton Street in Orange, Monday through Thursday. Breakfast will be served from 8 to 9:30 a.m. and lunch will be served 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

American Legion to host lunch fundraiser The American Legion Post 49, located at 108 Green Ave. in Orange, will hold a plate lunch fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, June 6. The cost will be $8 per plate and the meal will consist of fried fish, potato salad, cole slaw, green beans, bread and a dessert. Walk-in’s are welcome and delivery is available. Call 409-886-1241 after noon on Wednesday, June 5 and before 9 a.m. on Thursday, June 6 for orders and deliveries.

OC Retired Senior Citizens to meet June 10 The Orange County Retired Senior Citizens will have their monthly meeting at 9:30 a.m. Monday, June 10t at The Salvation Army Building on the corner of Strickland and MLK. Those planning to stay for lunch are asked to bring a covered dish. There will be a report on a visit that the president and secretary made to the new Bldg. on 1442. All seniors are welcome to attend. Call 883-6161 for more information.

BC Lady Cardinal basketball camp to be held June 10-13

The Bridge City Lady Cardinal Basketball Camp will be held from Monday, June 10 to Thursday, June 13 at the Bridge City High School Competition Gym and BCE Gym for the little girls. Grades fourth through sixth will meet from 1 to 2:50 p.m. and grades seventh through ninth will meeting from 3 to 5 p.m. This is a girls only event. The cost just for the camp will be $60, no deadline to sign up. Just show up the first day of camp. Please make all checks out to Jennifer Willis. Please email Jennifer for applications at Jennifer. Forms and checks need to be mailed to Head Girls’ Basketball Coach - Jennifer Willis, Bridge City High School, 2690 Texas Ave, Bridge City, TX 77611.

Bridge City Volleyball Camp deadline approaching The 2013 Bridge City Volleyball Camp for incoming fourth through sixth graders is scheduled from 9 to 11 a.m. July 15-18. The camp for incoming seventh and eighth graders is from 9 a.m. to noon August 19-21. The camp for incoming freshman is scheduled from 1 to 3 p.m. July 15-18. All camps will be held in the Bridge City High School gymnasium. The cost is $35 per student, this price does include a camp t-shirt. Please make all checks payable to Becca Peveto. For applications, please contact the Bridge City High School at 409-735-1600, ask for Coach Becca Peveto. Deadline to enter the camp (for a guaranteed shirt) is Friday, June 14.

Summer camps for Shangri La Gardens, Stark Museum of Art available Eco-Rangers summer camps, hosted by Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center along with Stark Museum of Art, have new application deadlines. Completed applications will

Tresmond Edgar and Druly Lee (Taylor) Granger Family Reunion

KOCB sells Litter Button banners Keep Orange County Beautiful hopes to sell 50 banners to local businesses for $25 each promoting their “Litter Button” on their Website: Their hope is that each banner will generate 10 hits of the “Litter Button,” which would mean 500 litterers in the State of Texas would be notified by the Texas Department of Transportation of their illegal activity. If you see someone littering, take down the time, date and place of the littering and the license plate of the vehicle. Report the activity by going to and hit the litter button. Fill in the information which is then sent to TxDOT. The offending litterer will be sent a letter reminding them it is illegal to litter in the State of Texas. They will also receive a litter bag for their car and a Don’t Mess With Texas sticker. To purchase a banner, contact a member of KOCB or visit their Website.

Boy Scouts to host annual flag fundraiser The Boy Scouts of Troop 62 is now accepting subscriptions for commemorative flag displays in and around North Orange (near Hwy. 87 and Meeks Drive) between IH-10 and South Teal Road. The 3’ by 5’ flags will be displayed on the five flag days of the year (Memorial Day, Flag Day, Fourth of July, Patriots Day [9/11] and Veterans Day). The flags will be displayed no later than 9 a.m. on the commemorative day, picked up before dusk and stored until the next flag day. An initial $75 tax deductible donation ($50 for renewals) is required. Money orders and checks must be received 14 days prior to posting day in order to ensure timely service. All proceeds go to support Scout activities and programs throughout the year. For subscriptions, contact Bubba Plexico, Troop 62 Scoutmaster, at 214-770-0568; or Chris Wright, Troop 62 Fundraising Chair, at 409-882-9972.

Orange Community Band to meet every Thursday The Orange Community Band rehearses every Thursday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the National Guard Armory, located at 4103 Meeks Drive in Orange. They are in need of players for the following sections; flute, clarinet, saxophone, French horn, and percussion, but ALL are welcome! The band performs Christmas, Memorial Day, Independence Day and Veteran’s Day concerts. At least one traditional band concert is performed annually. Please visit us on Facebook at Orange Community Band.

Tremond Edgar and Druly Lee (Taylor) Granger will hold a family reunion beginning at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 29 at the Ramada Inn on IH-10 in Orange. All family and friends welcome. Guests are asked to bring covered dishes and drinks for your family. The hotel pool will be open to everyone but guests are asked to bring their own towels. A raffle drawing will be held and tickets will cost $1 each. For more information, please call Vicki Durden at 409-920-5798 or Marcella Granger Nelson at 281-979-7353.

Ladies Auxiliary to VFW taking member dues The Ladies Auxiliary to VFW Post 2775 are making plans to attend State Convention. National moved their convention to an earlier date, so Texas had to do the same. The Ladies Auxiliary is now collecting “Early Bird Dues” for the fiscal year 2014 ‘Parade of Transmittals’ at State Convention in June 12-16. Members who have let their dues lapse and wish to reinstate  OR  remain continuous may send their dues to Jeanette Clark, Membership Chairman,  at 3705 Martin St, Orange, TX 77630 or Patricia Kemp, Treasurer, at 4700 London Circle, Orange, TX 77632. Please make checks payable to LAVFW Post 2775 in the amount of $18. If you are a cancer patient or know of anyone in the Nursing Home or very  ill, please contact Jeanette at 409883-0264. The auxiliary pays these dues with the utmost discretion.  Post members may mail their membership dues to Post Quartermaster Wilbert Duhon at 1716  37th St; Orange, TX 77630. Make checks payable to VFW Post 2775 in the amount of $22.

OC Master Gardeners monthly meeting The monthly meeting of the Orange County Master Gardeners is held at 6 p.m. the second Thursday of the month at the Salvation Army building on the corner of MLK and Strickland in Orange. A potluck supper and the business meeting will be held first or program will start at 6:30PM. They will have a program on hydroponics in July. Door prizes will be drawn at the end of each meeting. The public is invited to attend each meeting. Please visit their website for more information or to contact us.

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Deaths and Memorials To Be held:

James Quitman Thorman Orange J a m e s Quitman T ho r ma l passed away March 6, 2013. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 8 in the chapel of North Orange Baptist Church with Sister Ruth Burch officiating. He was born Feb. 21, 1946. He served in the Army and worked with Boilermakers. He is survived by son, James E. Thormal; daughter, Charla Rae of Enid, Okla. He was preceded in death by his father E.E. Bud Thormal; mother Jewel Peveto Thormal Gilcrest; sister Dorothy Plant, Freda Dubke and Janet; and brothers Billy, Edward and Floyd “Pumpkin” Thormal. Special thanks to Harbor Hospice Health and St. Elizabeth Hospital and The Meadows.

Bessie Elizabeth Jones West Orange Bessie Elizabeth Jones, 86, of West Orange, died S a t u r d a y, June 1, 2013, at The Meadows in Orange. Funeral services were held Wednesday morning, June 5, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Graveside services will follow at 2 p.m. at Dunnigan Cemetery in Shelbyville. Born in Dayton, Ohio on Oct. 31, 1926, Bessie was the daughter of Gordon Quarter Trump and Margaret (Clements) Trump. Bessie is survived by her children, Rick Trump of Orange, Lisa Jones Moreno of Orange, Rose Chojnacki of Gladwin, Mich., and Barbara Clements of Michigan; grandchildren, Cody, Kayla, Michael, and Natasha Jones, Richard and Ryan Chojnacki, Juanita, Rachel, Angie, April, and John

Trump; and many great-grandchildren. Michael Jones, Cody Jones, John Trump, James Jones, Richard Chojnacki and Ryan Chojnacki served as pallbearers.

Audrey Lois Hudson Vidor Audrey Lois Hudson, 89, of Vidor, died Saturday, June 1, 2013, at Vidor Health and Rehabilitation. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Thursday, June 6, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Burial will follow at Orange Forest Lawn Cemetery in West Orange. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m., Wednesday at the funeral home. Born in Port Arthur, on Sept. 8, 1923, Audrey was the daughter of Ayres Augustus and Edna Myrtle (Weeks) Vardaman. She worked as a lab technician at DuPont for almost 30 years before she retired. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Clarence “Red” Hudson; and sister, Mary Clanan. Audrey is survived by her daughter, Janie Hudson Whitehead and husband Gene of Vidor; son, Randy Hudson and wife Suzanne of Nederland; grandchildren, Kenny Don Bush and wife Susan of Plano, Lisa Bush of Lufkin, Ryan Hudson of Nederland, Lindsey Parigi and husband Chris of Nederland; four great-grandchildren with one on the way; and brother, David Vardaman and wife Bettye of Orange. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Research Center, 640 Jackson St, St. Paul, MN 55101.

Reuben George Sweezy Orange Reuben George Sweezy, 81, of Orange passed away on Saturday, June 1, 2013 at home surrounded by his love ones. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 6, 2013 at Dorman Funeral Home with a burial that will follow at Autumn Oaks Memorial Park. Reuben, a native of Allegan, Mich., was born on April 16, 1932 to parents Carrie Celia (Smith)


and George Leroy Sweezy. He had lived in the Orange area for 35 years and was a veteran of the United States Army. Reuben was also a long-standing and loved member of the Ninth and Elm Church of Christ. He enjoyed NASCAR and loved fishing and was very enthusiastic about studying the Bible. Reuben loved being around his family and was loved by many. Reuben is survived by his wife, Beverly Sweezy of Orange; sisters, Martha French of LosCruz, N. M., and Ruth Smallwood of Haines City, Fla. He is also survived by his children, Thomas Tincher, David Tincher, George Sweezy, Tina Vega, Susan Windsor and Michael Sweezy. His memory will be cherished by his 21 grandchildren and his 27 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father, George Leroy Sweezy, his mother Carrie Sweezy, and 11 brothers and sisters. Reuben was also preceded in death by his two children, Roberta and Phillip Sweezy, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Al Bowen, Donnie Roberts, Michael Sweezy, Jason Tincher, Billy Tincher and David Tincher served as pallbearers. Held:

Emmalena Duhon Orange Emmalena Duhon, 78, of Orange went to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, June 1, 2013 surrounded by her loving family. A funeral service was held on Wednesday morning, June 5, Dorman Funeral Home, with the Rev. David Turner officiating. Entombment followed at Orange Forest Lawn Cemetery in West Orange. Emmalena, a native of Bristol, La., was born on Feb. 26, 1935 to parents Blanche (Leger) and Noah Begnaud. She had lived in the Orange area for 60 years and she was employed with Conway & Co. Realty for many years as a real estate agent. Emmalena had a strong faith and was an active member of Little Cypress Baptist Church. She was a member of the Red Hat Society and enjoyed playing cards with her canasta group every other Monday. Emmalena loved spending time with her family, who will miss her dearly. She was preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Noah Begnaud; her infant twin sister, Evalina Begnaud; sister, Betty Ann Broussard; and brother, Leroy Begnaud

She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Cecil D. Duhon of Orange; sons, Darrel Duhon and wife Carmen of Orange, Todd Duhon and wife Sharlena of Orange; grandchildren, Justin, Ashley, Danielle and Brock Duhon; sisters, Leverta Castille of Carencro, La., Georgie Courville and husband Oreste of Orange, Myrtle Champagne and husband Louis of Lake Charles, La., Anna Jane Ardoin and husband Floyd of Carencro, La. Darrel Duhon, Todd Duhon, Justin Duhon, Brock Duhon, Eddie Duhon, Wayne Courville, and Juan Sanchez served as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were Oreste Courville, Harold Hardin, and Bob Armstrong.

Jenni Taylor Orange J e n n i Taylor, 62, of Orange, passed away at her home Friday, May 31, 2013. A funeral service was held Monday, June 3, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Mrs. Taylor was born March 15, 1951 in Orange to Melvin Maurice and Elizabeth Ann (Chandler) Boyett. She was a beautician and the owner Jenni’s Cut and Styles. She never met a stranger, could talk with anyone and would light up the room when she walked in. One of her favorite things was to spend time with her grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her father, Melvin Maurice Boyett; husband, Ben Taylor; and cousin, William Dickey. Those left to cherish her memory are her mother, Elizabeth Ann (Chandler) Boyett; daughter, Brandi Holderman and husband, Bobby; and grandchildren, Haley and Justin all of Bridge City. She is also survived by her sisters, Rita Hucko of Orange and Becky Platt and husband, Ronnie of Bridge City; brother, Melvin Boyett Jr. of Orange; special niece, Nichole “Coco” Simmons and husband, Scott of Little Cypress; best friends, Deena Arceneaux and Rosie Broomes and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

Bernice Heyd Hymes Orange Bernice Heyd Hymes, 84, of Orange, passed away Thursday, May 30, 2013. A Mass of the Resurrection was celebrated Wednesday morning, June 5, at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Orange with burial at St. Mary Cemetery following. The Mass was co-celebrated by Father Thomas Phelan and Father Francis Conroy. Born on March 13, 1929 in LeBleu Settlement, La., Bernice was the daughter of Ferdinand Heyd Jr. and Elizabeth Hebert Heyd. Bernice is preceded in death by her parents and her beloved husband, Mertin Hymes. Those who will most cherish her memory are her children: Elizabeth Hymes Beissel and spouse Jim of Houston, Paul Hymes and spouse Kathleen of Lake Charles and James Hymes and partner Jim of Austin. Bernice also leaves four grandchildren: Pete Gentry Serrata, Darren Paul Hymes, Whitney Hymes Raymond and spouse Bill and Amy Christine Hymes; and five great-grandchildren. The Hymes family wishes to thank Debbie Courtney for her care of Bernice the last four years. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in memory of Bernice to the Seminarian Scholarship Fund - Diocese of Beaumont, care of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 4300 Meeks Drive, Orange, Texas 77632. Arrangements were under the direction of Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.

Marvin C. “Slick” Sanders Mauriceville Marvin C. “Slick” Sanders, 85, of Mauriceville, passed away Wednesday, May 29, 2013, at his residence. Funeral Services were held

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The night feels like magic, I feel all safe A soft gentle breeze is brushing my face, The moon so bright is shining down on me Stars like diamonds on a black velvet sea. I hear the sound of a perched hooting owl In the distance I hear a lonely wolf’s howl, Night creatures stir from out of the thicket Sharing time with bats and noisy crickets. A dog is baying at the brilliant full moon Out on the lake, there’s a night-calling loon, The forest animals quietly go on the prowl Croaking frogs leap at an unknown growl. As night wraps around me, I feel God’s love The breeze on my face was sent from above, God’s hands formed this beautiful creation He made a haven for all, our own habitation. Monday, June 3, at the First United Methodist Church in Orange with the Rev. Kevin Brown, pastor of First Baptist Church in Mauriceville, officiating. Burial followed at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens near Bridge City with military honors provided by the Southeast Texas Veterans Group. Born in Crowville, La. on July 30, 1927, Marvin was the son of James Marvin Sanders and Vera O. (McGraw) Sanders. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and attained the rank of Seaman First Class. He retired from Ameripol Synpol where he was a Control Operator. Marvin was a member of First Baptist Church in Mauriceville, the American Legion and the American Quarter Horse Association. Preceded in death by his parents, Marvin is survived by his wife, Media Sanders of Mauriceville; sons, Glen W. Sanders and Donna Wilkerson of Mauriceville, Keith C. Sanders and Mary Ann Jester of Leola, Ark., and Rick Sanders and wife, Sherron of Lumberton; and daughter, Carolyn Beck and husband, Joe of Orangefield. Marvin is also survived by his grandchildren, Jason Sanders, Sherri Foreman, Eric Justice and Justin Sanders; greatgrandchildren, Tyler Sanders, Kali Beck, Tanner Sanders, Hannah Foreman, Austin Sanders and Harli Foreman; brother, Dr. Leon Wayne Sanders of Terre Haute, Indiana; and sisters, Marilyn Springer of Livingston and LeJuana Boutte of Bellingham, Wash. Tyler Sanders, Tanner Sanders, Joe Beck, Jimmie Foreman, Norman Harrison and Ben Harrison served as pallbearers. The honorary pallbearer was Austin Sanders.

Fred Cervelli Formerly of Orange Fred Cervelli, 79, once a leading sports writer in Texas and former public relations director of the Texas AFLCIO passed away peacefully in his home on May 29, 2013. A funeral service was held on Saturday, June 1, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange with an interment that followed at Forest Lawn Memorial Cemetery. Fred was a 30 year resident of Orange, Texas before moving to Austin in 1972. Cervelli was educated with honors in journalism and leadership at Baylor University. In 1962 he was named Sports Editor of The Orange Leader. He was chosen Sports Writer of the Year by the Texas High School Coaches Association in 1963. Prior to his career in organized labor, Cervelli served as general manager of the Texas football teams that played Pennsylvania in the Big 33 All-Star Classics at Hershey, Pa. in the mid 1960s.

Texas won three of the four games in that series with Bobby Layne as head coach. Before taking the journalism post for labor in 1962, Fred was an officer at Local 195 and the Gulf Coast District Counsel of Plumbers and Pipefitters. As editor of Texas Labor’s monthly magazine that had a readership of 400,000, Cervelli won two national awards and a special achievement honor from civic groups. He and his wife, Marie were chosen to be part of a goodwill mission to Israel in 1977 where they met with Prime Minister Golda Mier and other dignitaries. He is survived by his loving wife, Marie; his daughter, Charisa and his son Rhett all of Austin. On April 7, 2013, Fred and Marie celebrated 50 years of marriage. Marie was his constant companion and caregiver who selflessly gave her time, love and devotion throughout his life. Fred was preceded in death by his parents Opal and Barney Cervelli. Fred was known by his many friends and family to always have the perfect blessing, poem or quote. One of his favorites by Henry David Thoreau was “If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away.”

Becky Russell Orange Rebbecca Jean “Becky” Russell, 49, of Orange, died Tuesday, May 28, 2013, at Baptist Hospital in Orange. A celebration of her life was held Friday, May 31, 2013, at Grace Point at Eagle Heights Church in Orange. Born in Orange on June 2, 1963, Becky was the daughter of J.D. “Doug” and Dorothy “Jerry” Russell. She had worked at several jobs during her life, the last being in the medical billing field. Of all her various careers, the most enjoyable was when she worked as a photographer at the photography studio in Wal-Mart. Becky loved life. She enjoyed arts and crafts, bowling, dancing and playing pool. She had an appreciation for nature and enjoyed watching birds and other wildlife while sitting on the porch. Becky was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Michael Hernandez and sister, Patricia Hayes. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Ryan and Crystal English of Orangefield; grandchildren, Cassidy, Nadaly, Kadee and Ethan English; sisters, Debra Strahan; Vickie Coburn and her husband, Oscar and Kathryn Russell, all of Orange; one niece and four nephews and many loving extended family and friends. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.


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LSCO’s TOT Organization Scholarship Winners Staff Report For The Record

The Teachers of Tomorrow (TOT) Organization at Lamar State College-Orange has selected winners of the spring 2013 scholarship. The husband and wife student team, Jeremy and Amber Sarver, were the recipients of the scholarships. Jeremy Sarver was elected president of the TOT Organization in 2013 having served as vice president of the TOT organization in fall 2012. He was an education major and plans to teach high school level history or math. He is a 1999 high school graduate from Buna High School. He participated

in UIL, The Chess Club, football, baseball and was on the small schools academic team. Sarver made the Lamar State College-Orange president’s list in fall 2011 and the LSCO dean’s list in spring 2012. He is the son of Rick Sarver and Denise Lumpkin. He and his wife, Amber, have two children; Brandon and Kestin Sarver. The TOT treasurer was Amber Sarver who has been a TOT member for at least three semesters having served as historian in fall 2012. She is also an education major at LSC-O and will complete her degree at Lamar University. Sarver was a 2003 high school

graduate of Buna High School and participated in the band. She is the daughter of Cherry Stephans and Dean Stephens. They have two children. The TOT Organization participates in many activities on and off campus to raise funds for scholarships for education majors. If any LSC-O education major would like to join the TOT Organization, they may contact sponsor Dorraine Babcock at 882-3072. Babcock also teaches Introduction to Teaching and Introduction to Special Populations classes on the LSC-O campus. For more information about the Education program call 882-3053.

LCM Bass team takes top three places in their own tourney

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Luke Johnson and Macy Hamilton named Mr. and Miss OHS

Pictured are Taylor Hulsey, Dustin Daigle, Bruce Burns, Coach Jenn Doyle, Kenny Marple, Trent Manuel, and Bryce Rambo.

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The Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School Bass Team sponsored their first tournament to benefit prostate cancer awareness. The tournament held on Sam

Rayburn, raised over $2,000 for the cause. Sixty-seven teams (over 170 individuals) participated with seven high schools entered; Buna, Deweyville, Jasper, Splendora, Lumberton, Broaddus, and LCM. The LCM Bass team took

the first three spots in the tournament. Trent Manuel and Bryce Rambo took First with 11.24 pounds, Bruce Burns and Kenny Marple were Second, with 11.08 pounds, Dustin Daigle and Taylor Hulsey came in Third with 10.68 pounds. Luke Johnson was named Mr. OHS and Macy Hamilton was named Miss OHS at the Orangefield High School senior awards ceremony.


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US Congressman Steve Stockman visits LCI

Earlier this semester, the classes of Sommer Reynolds and Lisa Stephenson, fifth grade teachers at Little Cy-

press Intermediate, received a special visit from United States Congressman Steve Stockman. Mrs. Reynolds’ classes have been learning about the three branches of government and the powers of each branch.

They decided to email and ask their congressman to Skype for 10 minutes to learn more about the process. Instead of Skyping, Congressman Stockman wrote back that he would actually come

Lutcher Theater presents The Addams Family, tickets on sale now

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The 2013/2014 National Tour of the new musical The Addams Family, based on the bizarre and beloved family of characters created by legendary cartoonist Charles Addams, will make its Orange, TX premiere June 19-20 at the Lutcher Theater. Tickets for The Addams Family range from $35-$65 and are on sale now at or by calling the Lutcher Theater Box Office at 409-886-5535. The Addams Family, which began performances in March 2010 and ran through December 2011, immediately became one of Broadway’s biggest hits. Chris Jones of the Chicago Tribune described the production as “classic, full-tilt, fast paced, old-fashioned musical comedy!” and John Simon of Bloomberg News called it “uproarious! A glitzy-gloomy musical entirely worthy of the macabre drawings by Charles Addams.”

The Addams Family, appropriate for the entire family, features an original story and it’s every father’s nightmare. Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family. A man her parents have never met. And if that weren’t upsetting enough, she confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he’s never done before - keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s “normal” boyfriend and his parents. In a prolific career spanning six decades, Charles Addams created several thousand cartoons, sketches and drawings, many of which were published in The New Yorker. But it was his creation of characters that came to be known as The Addams Family that brought

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and visit with the students in person and talk about his job in Congress. The kids felt like Congressman Stockman was easy to talk to, funny, and very informative. They were so impressed that they asked for au-

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them. They felt like they mattered, and they were inspired! Lesson achieved.” said Sommer Reynolds.

St. Mary Catholic School graduates eight

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Eight students graduated from the eighth grade on May 18 at St. Mary Catholic School. Graduation Mass was held in St. Mary Church followed by Graduation and special awards in the Parish Hall. As these young ladies and gentlemen move on to higher education, the faculty, staff

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Play hard Staff Report For The Record

Youth members of the Orange County Sheriffs Posse aren’t just horsing around. The sport of barrel racing and a variety of rodeo events are the emphasis during practice sessions that have been held on Saturdays since April in the rodeo arena. The Playday series held it’s final session on Saturday with marked improvement for all the perspective rodeo contenders. According to Darrin Tant, president of the Orange County Sheriffs Posse Rodeo, the Playday series will begin again in the fall. “We have been giving scholarships annually for the last 17 years,” Tant said, “We have given approximately $52,000 to help Orange County youth to continue their education. We have also made financial contributions to the Red Cross and the Salvation Army.”

Barrel Racing is a fast action and difficult sport for both rider and horse. Shelby Fikes clears the barrel at the Orange County Sheriff Posse Rodeo Arena.

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Cheyenne Tant thunders across the rodeo arena during Playday sessions on Saturday.

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OC Sheriff Posse give three scholarships to area youth Staff Report For The Record

The members of the Orange County Sheriff Posse are proud to announce the presentation of three $500 scholarships. The Gus Harris

Memorial Scholarship Fund recipients this year are Luke Johnson of Orangefield, Megan Burton of Orangefield and Just Wedel of Vidor. Orange Count businesses and professionals through their generous sponsorship

donations toward their annual OCSP Rodeo make this scholarship fund possible. It is their hope that this award will help some of the local youth to pursue their goals and make their dreams a reality.

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Bates-Veitch win Triangle TailChasers event


The Triangle TailChaser’s third tournament of the year was certainly no bargain for the eleven teams willing to battle the wind last Saturday. Pre-fishing was of little benefit as the wind had blown all week long and most of the field were scratching their collective heads with the year end championship very much up for grabs. The unique format allows each team to drop one of the five events fished and apparently a number of teams decided this would be the one rather than even deal with the miserable conditions. The team of Stephen Havard and Kory Earp started the day with a narrow lead in the championship race that the team of Albert Bates and Mike managed to erase with their winning total of 23.1 pounds. “We were surprised to win with that weight, but I knew it was going to be tough on everyone,” said Bates. They were the only team to weigh in a slam (2 reds, 2 trout and 2 flounder), but even at that he said they made some mistakes that could have cost them the tournament and did, in fact,

cost them a little extra gas money . “We found a few trout very early which we were not expecting to do and I released a fish that would have helped us thinking that I was going to catch two trout much larger,’ said Bates.“I then cost us some money by encouraging Mike to release a blackjack red (a redfish closest to 21 inches without going over the mark) because it wouldn’t help our weight and I thought someone would weigh in one smaller.” As it turned out, none of the teams weighed in a blackjack red and that money will be added to the pot in the next tournament.“We never put together any kind of a pattern,” added Bates.“We just fished hard, covered lots of water and caught the right fish.” The second place team of Jeremy Reeves and Jon Beagle weighed in 16.66 pounds followed by the teams of Havard and Earp, Broussard and Frederick and Viator and Cryer. With two tournaments remaining Bates and Veitch are currently nursing a slim three point lead over Havard and Earp. With the championship still very much up for grabs the next tournament is scheduled for July 20.

Albert Bates and Mike Veitch with part of winning catch

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OC Master Gardeners monthly meeting

The monthly meeting of the Orange County Master Gardeners is held at 6 p.m. the second Thursday of the month at the Salvation Army building on the corner of MLK and Strickland in Orange. A potluck supper and the business meeting will be held first or program will start at 6:30PM. They will have a program on hydroponics in July. Door prizes will be drawn at the end of each meeting. 9 The public is invited to attend each meeting. Please visit their website for more information or to contact us.

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It seems almost ironic that the Houston Astros will nab the top amateur baseball player in the nation in the 2013 Major League draft tomorrow despite playing their best baseball in a couple of years right now. Through Monday, the Astros have won six games in a row and are currently the hottest team in major league baseball. Houston looks nothing like a rebuilding team with the major league’s lowest payroll at $21 million as the Astros are getting quality starts from their five-man rotation, holds and saves from the relief pitchers plus timely and good situational hitting from the offense. Realistically however, in

games through Monday at 2137, they still are in line for 104 losses this season. But since May 15, the Astros are 11-7 and have won seven of ten games from the Los Angeles Angels, who feature a whopping $148 million payroll. It was the first undefeated (6-0) road trip for the Astros since September 1999. But the sad fact is that when the trading deadline rolls around at the end of July, many of the key players responsible for the current winning streak won’t be wearing a Houston Astros uniform any longer, falling victim to a trade for some young prospects to nurture in their talented farm system. And because the Astros had the worst record in baseball last season, their reward is to choose who their organization believes is THE BEST amateur baseball player available through the 2013 draft that is set for tomorrow (Thursday).

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They also have $11.6 million to spend in the 10 rounds this year, the most in major league baseball. The closer draft day comes, the more likely the Houston Astros will choose from a couple of hard-throwing collegiate pitchers or two hard-hitting third basemen, according to the team’s scouting department and the beat writers from the Houston Chronicle. Observers from the Chronicle claim that this year’s players eligible for the draft lack the innate athleticism, longterm ceiling or positive shock value of recent No. 1 picks such as Bryce Harper, Stephen Strasburg, Josh Hamilton, Adrian Gonzalez, David Price, Justin Upton or Joe Mauer. Many in the know predict the Astros will choose Stanford senior pitcher and Houston native Mark Appel or Oklahoma junior right-hander Jonathan Gray as their top overall pick. Gray may even have a slight advantage because of a fastball that can reach tripledigits, a nasty slider that will improve with major-league instruction and an imposing 6-4, 239-pound frame. Both Gray and Appel have top of the starting rotation potential who could reach the major leagues before the 2014 season is complete. The Astros also are considering San Diego junior third baseman Kris Bryant and North Carolina junior third baseman Colin Moran as possible No. 1 picks along with long-shot high school outfielder Clint Frazier of Loganville, Ga. “We are focused on getting the best player available with the first pick,” said Mike Elias, the Astros director of amateur scouting to a Chronicle reporter last week. “We are absolutely trying to find the player who is going to be the most valuable to this organization in four, five, six or nine years’ time.”

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Appel and Bryant are represented by renowned sports agent Scott Boras, who has a long history as a tough negotiator. Boras represented Appel last year and turned the Astros to draft young shortstop Carlos Correa, a Puerto Rico native for $4.8 million, which was significantly less than what Boras wanted for Appel last year. Boras said he has had a couple of recent pre-draft conversations with Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow and thinks highly of him and believes the organization is open to selecting the best player based on talent, not just monetary value. The Astros have strong ties to Boras and a positive working relationship with the agent who represented Astros right-hander Lance McCullars, Jr., the No. 41 overall pick in the 2012 draft. Boras also represents veteran first baseman/designated hitter Carlos Pena and former Astros Tyler Greene and Rick Ankiel. So if the Astros make Appel their No. 1 pick tomorrow, Boras says he’s ready to talk. Last year the Astros took Correa and passed on Appel, who was drafted at No. 8 by Pittsburgh, but went unsigned. It must be remembered that only two other organizations—Washington and Tampa Bay—have had backto-back first-round selections. The Nationals came one out away from advancing to the National League Championship Series last season, just two years after taking Strasburg in 2009 and Harper in 2010. Perhaps the same thing could happen to our Houston Astros in the near future!!!

KWICKIES…Several former Penn State football players joined the family of the late (and great) coach Joe Paterno last week in a lawsuit against the NCAA seeking to overturn the landmark sanctions against the school for the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal. The lawsuit claims the NCAA and its top leadership overstepped the organization’s own rules in levying the four-year bowl ban, steep scholarship cuts and other penalties against the Nittany Lions’ football program. Congrats to the Silsbee Tigers for coming back from an opening game loss to sweep a doubleheader Saturday from Diboll 3-0 and 5-4 and win the Class 3A Region III championship and earn a trip to Austin for the state finals in baseball. The Tigers will meet LaGrange today (Wed.) in the semifinal round at 4 p.m. at the University of Texas in Austin. We know our District 21-3A will be well-represented by Silsbee’s first appearance in the state tournament. My grandkids’ alma mater Lufkin Hudson won another state championship in softball, beating Mineola 12-9 Saturday for the Class 3A state title. Actually, grand-daughter Ryan played softball but just finished her freshman year at North Texas University in Denton while her sophomore brother Logan played on the Hudson baseball team that was defeated by Diboll, who eventually lost in the Regional finals to Silsbee Saturday. Houston St. Pius star pitcher Kohl Stewart is expected to be drafted tomorrow in the first round and has also committed to play both football and baseball at Texas A&M.

Stewart threw for 8,803 yards in three seasons at St. Pius, surpassing the school record that at one point was held by Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak with 6,190 yards. Stewart will have to decide to either become a millionaire in baseball or ride the bench behind sophomore Johnny Manziel at Texas A&M. Under Major League rules, each club retains a drafted player’s rights until 10:59 p.m. Aug. 15, or until the player enters or returns to a four-year college on a full-time basis. After 19 seasons Los Angeles Clippers seven-time AllStar Grant Hill announced his retirement from the NBA. Perhaps he’s not as familiar to Texas sports fans as his father Calvin, a Yale graduate, who was a three-time All-Pro running back for the Dallas Cowboys. JUST BETWEEN US…Although West Brook and Ozen got all of the publicity, the other Beaumont school—the Central Jaguars—also held spring football practice last month and had their final spring game last Thursday in which the White defeated the Maroon 20-14 under new head coach and Orange native Toby Foreman. All of the five touchdowns were scored by either freshmen or sophomores, which means the former West Orange-Stark player and offensive coordinator will have an eager young team for the 2013 season. “I thought the kids competed well,” Foreman said after the game. “I’ve been here only three months, so to say those guys learned an entire system and no-huddle offense is pretty impressive.”

Getting it done when they won’t bite on top OUTDOORS WEEKLY CAPT. CHUCK UZZLE FOR THE RECORD

“What in the heck are you gonna do with that” were the first words out of my partners mouth as I tied on a lure that was not saltwater worthy in his opinion. “Did you have a brain cramp and think we were on Toledo Bend or Sam Rayburn” he continued, “swim baits and jerk baits are for spawning bass, not reds and trout.” I took the hazing with a smile and proceeded to show him just how effective these lures can be. After the fourth redfish and the third big trout it appeared that my fishing partner had been touched by a fisherman / TV evangelist, had suddenly seen the light, and was more than eager to repent. The thought of him getting schooled by a bait that he had such disdain for made the whole episode that much more satisfying. Can I get an “amen” from the salty congregation! Yes indeed there is a place for such a line of lures in the saltwater fishing world; as a matter of fact it’s a big place to tell you the truth. The sub surface swim and twitch bait portion of the tackle market is gaining huge popularity, very similar to how spinner baits burst on the scene a few years ago. There for the longest it was a joke to throw these lures at saltwater fish until they actually started catching fish. Now everybody has a spinner bait line and swears they invented the concept. I personally don’t care who figured it out I’m just glad they did. Now as far as the swim baits and twitch baits go many veteran anglers will smile as they relive days on the water when they threw broken back Redfins or Cordell’s and caught those trout that made other anglers green with envy. The concept is not new by any means; it’s just been a while since it was put in play. I can remember years ago watching a TV show hosted by Orlando

Redfish like this one caught by James Trimble will readily hit a swim or twitch bait.

Wilson and he was just wrecking some huge trout on Lake Calcasieu with another local fisherman. Both of them were throwing hard plastic twitch baits like a Rogue or Rapala and it was amazing what kind of fish they caught. Many years later when I first started really fishing Calcasieu very much I met Don Scott, the guy who was fishing with Orlando Wilson on that very TV show and as you may have guessed he was still throwing the same style plug and getting the same results. Since that day I have developed a great fondness these lures and how well they catch fish in a variety of conditions. I am very thankful to have both seen that TV show and to have spoken to Don about the technique, I know it has helped me on many occasions when nothing else would. Obviously topwater plugs take care of surface feeders and more aggressive fish, that’s a no brainer right there. Soft plastics tend to go a bit deeper in the water column even when rigged on lighter jig heads. What happens to the 1 to 2 feet below the surface? What lure or lures do you offer up when the fish are suspended? Here is where the swim bait really stands out in a crowd. Think of how many days in the summer when you just couldn’t get those fish to get all the way to the top and fin-

ish of that topwater plug, all those lack luster short strikes that just drive you mad. Those fish just don’t want to go all the way to the top, fine, give them a shot with a swim bait retrieved at a seductive pace a foot below the surface and see what happens. You won’t believe how well it works. You want another place to try out the technique, head for the jetties and really hang on. The lion’s share of big trout in the summer will be caught at the jetties, period. Easily the number one bait on the rocks at Sabine right now is a Swim’n Image made by Heddon. This plug along with others like it is perfect for probing those out of the way ambush points on the rocks where big trout and redfish like to hide. The bait stays in that perfect two foot of depth range and just flat out catches fish. It’s very user friendly and can be retrieved in any number of ways that will drive fish mad. Only problems with this bait is availability and cost. Try and find one at your local tackle shop, you better be there when they a new shipment is stocked because the pre-dawn jetty warriors will buy them all. You know as well as I do that specks and reds aren’t the only fish on the rocks so beware. There are few things I hate more than donating 8 dollar plugs to jacks, Spanish macks, and sharks.

The Record • Week of Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Shangri La Gardens Announces Summer Camps for 2013 Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center announces its upcoming summer camps, called Eco-Rangers, for students entering grades 3 through 9. Eco-Rangers sessions will take place on select dates in June, July and August and are scheduled for different dates based on different age groups. Eco-Rangers introduces students to different concepts of nature, art and science, and it gives students the opportunity to explore different ecosystems, study a variety of animals, complete art projects and engage in many hands-on activities and active games. Several of the camps are presented in partnership with the Stark Museum of Art. All camps have a low student-to-teacher ratio, which enhances hands-on learning in the classroom-style environment. Advanced application is required, and all applications must be fully completed and signed with payment made in full in order to be processed. Each session will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Applications are currently available for download under the Education, Summer Camps tabs on the Shangri La website at Applications may also be picked up in person at Shangri La’s Admission Window during open hours. Completed applications are due no later than 4 p.m. June 14. The fee for each class is $25 per participant for STARK Cultural Venues members at the Family level and above, and $50.00 per participant for non-members and for SCV members at the Individual, Dual and Couple SCV membership levels.   The Eco-Rangers camp schedule for Summer 2013 is as follows: Flocks of Feathered Friends, in partnership with Stark Museum of Art June 24 - 28, 2013 (For students entering grades 7, 8 and 9) 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Experience the art and sci-

ence of birds in this handson class. Learn to identify at least 26 bird species at Shangri La while learning great techniques to illustrate them. Encounter the famous naturalistartist John James Audubon, whose artistic impressions of birds have provided information to thousands of scientists. Try your hand at Audubon’s printmaking process, journal sketching, sculpting and more. Got Water? July 1 - 5, 2013 (For students entering grades 7, 8 and 9) 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Less than 1% of the Earth’s water supply can be used for drinking. Grab your waders and join us to explore this precious resource at Shangri La. Get a little wet while surveying the biodiversity of swamps, lakes and bayou. Learn to build river systems, reconstruct watersheds and create a topographical map. What is your Element? July 8 - 12, 2013 (For students entering grades 3 and 4) 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Explore the elements of earth, water, air and fire and learn about the length of time it takes to make an inch of soil. Participants will also discover the origins of wind and the size of the sun. Find out more about the water we drink that may have been the same water available to dinosaurs before their extinction. Join us to find your element. Tree-ology: Secrets of the Tree July 15 - 19, 2013 (For students entering grades 3 and 4) 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Prepare to be amazed while uncovering the secrets of the forest. Explore the lifecycle of trees, learn to identify their parts and discover their importance in the environment. Play exciting games, sing songs and become a tree artist. Plants in Perspective, in partnership with Stark Museum of Art July 22 - 26, 2013 (For students entering grades 5 and 6) 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Combine science in art while exploring botany through the

observation, drawing, painting and sculpting of flowers. Participate in experiments and microscopic studies that will reveal the fascinating science of plants. Enjoy making artistic creations that will bring the beauty of plants to life. Join us to investigate and illustrate plants in perspective. Nature Paparazzi: Snap to It July 29 - August 2, 2013 (For students entering grades 5 and 6) 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Take part in an adventure in nature photography while capturing the magic of Shangri La’s trails and unique nature treasures. Learn how to use a digital camera and how to consider lighting, composition and color to create a striking photo. The class will culminate with a photo contest and an exhibition of student’s work for family and friends. Sending personal cameras is not necessary as this class will have the ability to use digital cameras loaned by Shangri La. Located at 2111 W. Park Avenue in Orange, Texas, Shangri La is open to the publicTuesday through Saturday from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. For more information, call409.670.9113 or visit Located at 712 Green Avenue in Orange, Texas, the Stark Museum of Art is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. For more information, call 409.886.ARTS (2787) or visit Admission to Shangri La and the Museum is free for STARK Cultural Venues members. Admission fees for all others are $6.00 for adults; $5.00 for seniors (age 65 and up), students (with ID), and youth (age 10-17); $2.00 for children (age 4-9); and free for toddlers (age 3 and under). Shangri La outpost tour fees are in addition to Gardens’ admissions, and visitors are reminded that participants of an outpost tour must be 4 years of age or older. Group tours are available by advanced registration.

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Coach Tony Knight, Bridge City High School Basketball Coach, is currently hosting a boys basketball camp with 85 campers divided into four sessions.


Lamar football season tickets on sale now

Lamar University football fans can lock up the same great seat for each of the Cardinals’ six home games beginning on Saturday as season tickets will go on sale to the public. The Cardinals will host four Southland Conference games in 2013 beginning with Central Arkansas on Oct. 19 for homecoming. Lamar will face Nicholls on Nov. 2 and close the year against rivals Stephen F. Austin (Nov. 16) and McNeese State (Nov. 23). Lamar’s six-game home slate begins with the season opener on Aug. 31 against Oklahoma Panhandle State. The Cards’ other home contest will be on Sept. 21 against Bacone Col-

lege. There are five season-ticket levels with general admission going for just $45 per seat. The lowest-priced reserved level is the White Section at $60 per seat. Green Section tickets are $100, Red Section tickets are $200 and Gold Section tickets are $350. Single season parking passes will also be available for $50 or $100 depending on location. Members of the Lamar Ticket Office will also host a select-a-seat event on Wednesday, June 5, from 3 to 7 p.m. Those interested can stop by Gate 1 in Provost Umphrey Stadium and available seats

will be marked, allowing fans the opportunity to experience the view prior to purchasing tickets. Tickets will be available online only beginning on Saturday and during normal ticket office hours starting Monday. For further ticket information or questions, call the Montagne Center ticket office at (409) 880-1715 or visit the Lamar athletic website at


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Art is a lifetime investment • The Record • Week of Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Debby Schamber For The Record

For the past 20 years Cindy Claybar has been teaching the summer art program in many schools and churches in Orange County. “Among life’s greatest joys and rewards is the pleasure and gratification that accompanies the success of summer art programs, “ Claybar said. “You have children and parents who love and appreciate art as much as you love and appreciate art which generates a dynamic and successful program.” The first summer art programs for the children in Orange County began in 1993 at the Thomen Community Center. It was organized while Claybar was working as the junior high school art teacher in Orangefield. The Orangefield students were the first to participate. One student Claybar fondly remembers is John David Roberts who was an outstanding artist in the class. As an adult, he became a businessman in Beaumont. However, he is still an accomplished artist and often participates in Orange County’s annual Art in the Park. Claybar’s mother, Virginia Pevoto Sandefer, told her on many occasions she was born at the Thomen Community Center when it was a hospital many years ago. Claybar could not help but wonder if the Arts and Gardens Room where she taught was once a maternity ward and perhaps the very room where she was born. In 1996 , Joe Chenella, Bridge City I.S.D. assistant superintendent, and Larry Buchman, Bridge City Intermediate School principal were instrumental in the conception of the summer art program at BCI. This program was offered in conjunction with the computer technology camp pioneered by the computer teacher, Steve Russell. Both programs became an immediate success. Hundreds of children in second through sixth grades from Bridge City and the surrounding areas had opportunities to find means of self expression and the opportunity to learn about, understand, and enjoy creating and excelling in both art and technology. Madison Davis, who is currently studying law, was one of the first students to sign up for the art classes. During a recent visit with her mother, Kim, she recalled beautiful stepping stones her daughter had painted. The stones are still in pristine condition in her flower garden. “I fondly remember all Lon Hubbard’s daughters being outstanding artist and how much the family loved and supported the summer art program, “ Claybar said. These programs flourished for many years, Claybar said. “There is no bond more common among children than the link of seeking knowledge when both the children and teacher are motivated and excited about the subject being taught,” Claybar said. “In summer art programs the growth is not restricted and when expectations are high and both children and teacher are inspired good things will happen in class,” she added. Art programs were also held during the summer at Little Cy-

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press Junior High for over eight years and many award winning students emerged from LCMCISD. Kayne Williams, who captured numerous outstanding honors, including the State Environmental Composition of 2011, started lessons when he was six years old. Another young artist and graduate of LC-M,Cody Cormier, took summer art as a child through the Bridge City Program and Little Cypress Program. The LCJH cafeteria was given a new face-lift by two dynamic students, Sydney Smith and Courtney Price, from the summer art program who volunteered most of their summer to paint a mural of Yellowstone National Park for the teachers and students to enjoy. Saint Francis Catholic Church has also had a summer art program for the past 15 years. Holly Thompson, who’s mural adorns the children’s garden at Shangri La Bontanical Gardens, was a student of the program for many years. She was also the teacher’s aide for Claybar at Saint Francis. To successfully teach children’s summer art program’s for twenty years and to capture the meaning and significance of their art products requires considerable understanding and appreciation of young children and the student’s friendly feeling for art, Claybar said. “As a teacher, most of us seem reasonably secure in understanding of children, but we are a lot less confident about our knowledge of art and our ability to use our art experience as one of the principal basis for learning, “ Claybar said. “I have always believed with limited knowledge or experience in art, all children can learn. “ Art does not have to be a “God given talent”, she added. With the lessons, and experience, all children or adults can be taught to become successful artist. Artist can learn, develop and grow and is an important part of every person’s life while extending an opportunity for students to learn about themselves and others, according to Claybar. “Art Education captures a small part of a child’s life, and like all education, in that brief period, art too has a part in laying the groundwork for all the productive years that lie ahead,” Claybar said. “Art is a timeless and universal language and when you learn art skills, you will never forget them. Art is a lifetime investment.” Over the many years she has been in Art Education, and watched children learn to express their ideas openly in visual art. They were always extremely excited to share in their success or sense of fulfillment. “I often lie in bed at night and think about how many students have passed through my art classes. I try hard to remember their names, faces and accomplishments. Most important, deep down I feel an added satisfaction of having contributed meaningfully to their individual development and growth in visual art and I hope they will remember the most that there has never been a day that I have awakened and wished I had chosen another profession,” Claybar said. She also hopes they will remember the most important thing she taught them which is to “Love their creation.” “Even though the time I spent with each student was short, I

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hope the children will continue to develop a genuine love and ever growing appreciation for the beauty in this world we call visual art,” Claybar said. Area students from all schools are invited to attend the St. Mary Summer Art Camp located at 2600 Bob Hall Road on June 3rd though June 7. Elementary students in first through fourth grades will attend from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and students from grades fifth thought eighth grades from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Session II will run from June 10th until June 14. The class times will be the same for both sessions. The costs per student and each session is $80 and includes supplies. The elementary students will learn color awareness, the four stages of drawing, beginning art vocabulary and limited painting. The intermediate students goal will be to learn about landscape drawing, still life drawing, portraits and self identification. For more information or to enroll in the classes, contact St. Mary’s School at 409-883-8913 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

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Check to benefit The Cure Starts Now

Staff Report For The Record

Big Daddy’s recently donated a check with $6,200 to The Cure Starts Now. Big Daddy’s hosted a customer appreciation day and

donated the proceeds to the charity. Plates of crawfish were sold for $10 each in order to collect the funds. The Cure Starts Now foundation collects money to help children who suffer from brain cancer. Cristy Burnett, lost her

son Corbin in 2001 to the rare form of cancer, diffuse pontine glioma, which is inoperable affects about 250 children per year. Unfortunately, there is currently no cure for this deadly disease which is also the most resistant of all can-

cers to treatment. She organizes an annual gala in honor of her son and to raise money for The Cure Starts Now. DIPG affects the pons portion of the brainstem which renders the nervous system function impossible. Symp-

toms include double vision, inability to close the eyelids completely, dropping one side of the face, and difficulty chewing and swallowing. Unfortunately these symptoms usually worsen rapidly because the tumor is rapidly growing.

Pictured with the check is Brandy Ashworth, Payton Landry, Todd Landry, Dawanna Landry, Carl Davis, Delores Stephens, Phillip Smith, Cristy Burnett and Desia Davis.

Staff Report For The Record

camp in Orange at which they learn both science concepts and exiting ways to present these concepts to other students. After students have received this training, they then present highly motivation science shows to elementary students throughout the region during the 2013-14 school year. The selection process for participation in this program includes the submission of a recent report card and a teacher recommendation. Students must be entering the 8th grade and be able to attend one of the workshops, either June 17th through 28th or July 29th through August 9th. Workshops will be help at WOSMS Cafeteria on Green Avenue. Local teachers and SuperStar alumni, along with Mr. Hoke, will teach students at these

sessions. Currently in the U.S. there are at least 10 Science SuperStar programs operating, all with their origins from the one started in Orange County, Texas. According to Michael Hoke, Founder of Science SuperStars, “We owe it to our children in Orange County to offer this program and DuPont has generously agreed to sponsor Science SuperStars. Hopefully, we can again provide this quality science program to children throughout Orange County to better prepare them for their future.” Parents interested in their child attending this program may receive an application by emailing Michael Hoke at The deadline for all applications is June 10.

Science SuperStars works to improve scientific literacy In 1995, Michael Hoke, a local science teacher, joined with DuPont Sabine River Works to develop a program called Science SuperStars. After a five year hiatus, Science SuperStars will again be a program offered to eighth grade students in Orange County thanks to a grant from DuPont and a dedicated group of volunteers. Michael Hoke, Founder and Director of Science SuperStars will again direct this program designed to improve scientific literacy and attitudes of children throughout the county. Students are selected from schools throughout the county to participate in this program. Each student is required to attend a free two-week summer

LU students graduate with honors, headed to dental school

Grant Encalade (left) and Alex Edgerly graduated Magna Cum Laude from Lamar University and are headed to dental school.

Staff Report For The Record

Both Alex Edgerly and Grant Encalade graduated Magna Cum Laude Saturday, May 18 from Lamar University Beau-

mont. Edgerly graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a Minor in Chemistry. Encalade graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry. Edgerly is a 2009 honor graduate from Orangefield

High School. He is the son of John and Stephanie Edgerly. Upon high school graduation Edgerly briefly attended Lamar State College Orange where he served as vice president of the honor society Phi Theta Kappa. He transferred

to Lamar University Beaumont after one year. While there he remained very active serving as peer adviser his junior year, and student director his senior year. He was also accepted as an ambassador to the president his sophomore year and remained in the program until graduation. His senior year he became a computer blogger for the university. He reinstated the American Student Dental Association and served as president his junior and senior years. He started with just a handful of members and now it has over 25 active members. Edgerly also spent time studying abroad and participated in research on the local rivers and coast line in Belize. Edgerly participated in volunteer events such as Texas Mission of Mercy and Dentistry from the Heart where he assisted local area dentists provide free dental care to those in need. Other organizations and awards for Edgerly include: American Medical Student Association, awarded President and Deans List honors, Beta Beta Beta Biological Honor Society, Lamar University Chartwells Advisory Council, Lamar University Grade Appeals Committee, Lamar University International Student Committee, Lamar University Multicultural Student Advisory Committee, Lamar University Scholarship Recognition Dinner student speaker, Lamar University Study Abroad Council, Phi Kappa Phi Honor

Society and Student Government Association. Encalade is a 2009 Honor graduate from Bridge City High School. He was also salutatorian of his class. Encalade is the son of Joey and Janet Encalade. During his time at Lamar University, he participated in many organizations and academic activities. He was a member, and graduate, of the Lamar University Honors Program. With the honors program, he participated in various community  service/volunteer programs. He also held a position as a peer mentor for incoming freshman students. Encalade was chosen as a tutor for the Stairstep Program at Lamar, which focuses on undergraduate research for minorities and underprivileged students.

Through the Chemistry Department, Encalade received the Dr. Harold T. Baker Endowed Scholarship in Chemistry. He also received a grant from the Welch Foundation for undergraduate research. His research with Dr. Maxim Sukhodolets led to a publication in a Molecular Biology textbook over Polyadenulation of RNA Eschericia coli. Besides the academic achievements, Encalade thoroughly enjoyed volunteering and charity work. His favorite charity event participation was in, the BP MS 150, the largest charity bike ride in North America. Both young men were accepted and will be attending UT Dental School in the fall. They are very excited and looking forward to their continuing education ahead.




• The Record • Week of Wednesday, June 5, 2013

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Starlight COGIC to host revival June 9-11

The Starlight Church of God in Sr., Pastor of the Mt. Horeb Missionary Baptist Church. He has Christ, at 2800 Bob Hall Road in served as an Assistant to the Pastor and Youth Minister for the Orange, is hosting a revival at 7:30 Mount Calm Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership p.m. from June 9-11. The commu- of the late Dr. Earnest Ransom, and Interim Pastor of House of nity is invited to join in. The Guest Speaker is Bishop Jermarius Prayer Missionary Baptist Church. In the year 2000 Pastor Williams was led by the Williams. Holy Ghost to establish First Community FellowBishop Jermarion N. Williams has been called a ship Church now known as “The Atmosphere of the “preacher par excellence” for his radical and relevant Anointing” with twelve people and has blossomed preaching to reach ranges from Baby Boomers to into the host of people that call her home. Generation X. He is a native of Houston, Texas and In 2004, Pastor Williams was consecrated to the graduated from the Aldine Independent School Disoffice of Bishop in the Lord’s Church by The Changtrict. He matriculated at Union Baptist Bible College ing Lives Fellowship as 1st Administrative Assistant and Seminary, Prairie View A&M University; and under Presiding Prelate Bishop Bobby E. Pierson Sr., Gospel Ministry Outreach Theological Institute. He and he is the founder and Presiding Prelate of The Inholds a Bachelors, Masters, and a Doctorate in Theolternational Fellowship of Kingdom Churches. Bishop ogy with an emphasis in Religious Education as well Williams is happily married to First Lady Tamara A. as a Doctorate of Divinity degree. Williams and is the proud father of seven children. Brother Williams accepted Christ at an early age Bishop Jermarion N. He enjoys in his down time reading, singing, swimand began working in various ministries within the Williams ming and spending time with his family. His earnest local church. Minister Williams accepted the call to preach in 1991 at the age of sixteen and was licensed by Bethany desire is to remain an humble servant of The Lord to be used in Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of Pastor Sam- any capacity. He strives most to maximize “The Spirit of Exceluel L. Smith and was ordained in 1994 by Dr. Samuel H. Smith lence without Excuse” to bring all glory to God.

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CCS students donate to Hope Women’s Crisis Center

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

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

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

This year the National Junior Honor Society members at Community Christian School raised $323 in their “Hope Center Baby Bottle” mission project. Along with raising the money they also delivered five boxes of baby clothes, toys and books to the Hope Women’s Crisis Center in Beaumont.


BRIEFS Grace Point at Eagle Heights to host sports camp MEGA Sports Camp is coming to Grace Point at Eagle Heights Church. This free event is from 6 to 8:30 p.m. June 9-13. Children who have completed grades K-5th can choose to receive instruction in basketball, baseball, soccer or cheerleading. Each night includes Team Huddles, music, snacks, Bible study and more. Please visit to download the registration form and mail to the church at 11815 IH 10 E Orange TX 77630.

West Orange Christian Church 900 Lansing Street, W.O. 409-882-0018 Sunday School - 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship 10:40 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday Evening - 6 p.m. “Our church family welcomes you!”

First Baptist Church of Bridge City will host their annual Vacation Bible School from 9 a.m. to noon June 10-14. Their theme will be “Kingdom Rock, Where Kids Stand Strong for God.” Kids will study God’s word, sing songs, create crafts and more. Children from ages Kindergarten through fifth grade for the 2013-2014 school year are invited to attend. They will be collecting canned goods each day for the Bridge City/Orangefield Ministerial Alliance. Early registration will be from 10 to noon Saturday, June 8. For more information, please call 409-735-8709.

Hartburg Baptist to host VBS June 23-27 Hartburg Baptist Church, located at 2316 County Road 4181 in Orange, will host a Vacation Bible School from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. June 23-27. Their them is “Where God’s World Comes Together.” Classes will be available for nursery children through sixth grade. For more information, please call the church at 746-2841.

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

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

FBC of Bridge City to host VBS

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16 temp positions; 1 ½ months; job to begin 7/20/13 through 9/1/13; to plant cane by hand; to clean ditches with shovel; to pull grass in sugar cane fields during the planting season. $9.50 per hr; 40 hrs a week, OT may vary but not guaranteed; 1 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 Circle A Farm, Inc. located in Lafayette, LA and Stacey Albert Farms, L.L.C. located in Youngsville, LA. Worksite located in Maurice and Youngsville, LA . Qualified applicants should call employer for interview at (337) 278-1563. Applicants may apply for this position at their nearest SWA office located at 304 Pearl St., Beaumont, TX 77701.

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4 temp positions; 8 months; job to begin 7/25/13 through 3/28/14;planting of sugar cane by hand; to operate farm equipment in sugar cane fields during the harvesting of the crop; operation and performing minor repairs and maintenance of farm vehicles and equipment. 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. $9.50 per hr; 40 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.

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Notice is hereby given that original Letters Testamentary for the Estate of Jacob Warren Scott, Deceased, were issued on May 23rd, 2013, in Cause No. 16516, pending in the County Court of ORANGE County, Texas, to: GLENDA HARVEY. 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. c/o George B. Barron Attorney at Law P.O. Box 279 Orange, TX 77631-0279 DATED: the 29th day of MAY, 2013

George B. Barron GEORGE B. BARRON 108 N. 7th Street P.O. Box 279 Orange, TX 77631-0279 Phone No.: 409/886/3090 Fax No.: 409/886-4448 SBT No.: 01817500 ATTORNEY FOR ADMINISTRATRIX


Notice is hereby given that original Letters Testamentary for the Estate of EVELYN G. GRAY, Deceased, were issued on May 28, 2013, in Cause No. P16499, pending in the County Court at Law of Orange County, Texas, to: Cheryl Evelyn Stone. 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.

c/o THE LAW OFFICE OF TOMMY GUNN Attorney at Law 202 S. Border Street Orange, Texas 77630 DATED the 30th day of May, 2013

Tommy Gunn TOMMY GUNN State Bar No.: 08623700 Attorney for Cheryl Evelyn Stone 202 S. Border Street Orange, Texas 77630 Telephone: (409) 882-9990 Facsimile: (409) 882-0613

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4 temp positions; 10 months; job to begin 7/25/13 through 5/15/14; to operate farm equipment in sugar cane and soybean fields; to prepare the fields and give maintenance to the crop during and after the harvesting season; planting of sugar cane by hand and preparation of soybean; to assist with the fertilization of cane crop and layby preparation of cane crop. General farm and field duties. 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. $9.50 per hr; 40 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 located at 304 Pearl St., Beaumont, TX 77701.

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******PLEASE FAX ANY CORRECTIONS BY THE STATE OF TEXAS 5 P.M. TODAY TO: Brad Williams to 735-7346 1107 McFaddin St Beaumont TX 77701 Thanks, Respondent, NOTICE: Debbie YOU HAVE BEEN SUED. You may employ an attorney. If CIVIL CITATION - CCVPUBWD

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02/17/10 Said PLAINTIFF'S FIRST AMENDED ORIGINAL PETITION was filed and docketed in the Honorable 260th District PLEASE FAX ANY Court of Orange County, Texas at the District Clerk's Office at the Orange County Courthouse, 801 W.BY Division Ave., Orange, CORRECTIONS Texas on SEPTEMBER 25, 2012 in the following styled and 5 P.M. MONDAY numbered cause:

toDEFENDANT 735-7346CITED TO APPEAR AND The suit requests ANSWER HEREIN Thanks, CAUSE NO. 110081-CDebbie

Sandra Godwin vs Nadine Williams et al FAX The name and address of the attorney for Plaintiff otherwise the address of#Plaintiff is: 735-7346 JONATHAN C JUHAN 985 I-10 N STE 100 BEAUMONT, TEXAS 77706 ISSUED AND GIVEN under my hand and seal of said Court at Orange, Texas, May 24, 2013. VICKIE EDGERLY, District Clerk Orange County, Texas By: Charlean Deputy


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