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Rodeo roped by rain, moved to August 24-25 Penny Leleux

For The Record

A decision was made by the Orange County Sheriff Posse Tuesday evening to postpone the annual rodeo that was scheduled this weekend due to rain. The committee met

at the arena to evaluate the situation. “The new date; Aug. 24 and 25 and that’s a Friday and Saturday night. That is the weekend prior to a lot of the area schools starting, so our goal is to promote this as kinda the last summer hoorah

with families before starting school,” said Jamia Harris, spokesman for the posse. “Nothing else has changed. All the same events will take place. We’re still promoting the ribbon run, the calf scramble, the lamb scramble for the kids and the calf

dressing as well.” The Orange County Sheriff Posse Rodeo is the largest rodeo held in Orange County, drawing over 2,600 spectators annually; one of the highlight events in the county. The rodeo is always scheduled for the third weekend

in July, which is this Friday and Saturday, but frequently has had to be postponed due to weather the last couple of years. It will begin at 8 p.m. on the new date. This year’s main rodeo sponsor is David Self Ford. Events include: bull riding,

Jr. bull riding, team roping, lamb scramble, calf scramble, steer wrestling, tie down roping, barrel racing and mutton busting. A negative equine infectious anemia (EIA) test result OC SHERIFF POSSE PAGE 2A

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Blanchard found ‘not guilty’ of sexual assault Debby Schamber For The Record

Jamie Blanchard Jr., 24, was found not guilty on charges of aggravated sexual assault Tuesday after a one day trial in the 128th District Court. If convicted of the felony charges he could have faced up to 99

Orange County Farmer’s Market open every Wednesday, Saturday The Orange County Farmers’ Market is open for the season on Wednesdays from 3-6 p.m. and Saturday from 7-10 a.m. The market ends when the produce is sold out, which is often earlier than the times shown. The following items are now available: watermelon, tomatoes, okra, speckled butter beans, sweet corn, cucumbers, squash, zucchini, purple hull peas, a variety of peppers, blueberries, blueberry juice, jams and jellies, salsa, local honey, boudain, jerky, sausage (jalapeno, green onion, smoked, and Italian),  flowering plants, herb plants,  blueberry  bushes, fig trees, and more. The market is held in the parking lot in front of Big Lots on MacArthur Drive. For additional information, contact Texas AgriLife at 882-7010.


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years in prison. The case stems from an incident in September 2005 in which Blanchard, who was 17 BLANCHARD years old at the time, was accused of sexually assaulting a five-year-old girl. First called to testify was a former Orange Police Department detective David Vaughn. He testified he took the statement from the sister of the victim following the outcry of sexual assault. Although the alleged incident occurred in 2005, the outcry was not made until June 2007. The sister of the victim, Elayah Finster, would testify later her younger sister would tell her of the incident after watching television and she saw a couple engaged in sexual activity. The mother of the alleged victim, Sharon Gilbert, took the stand to tell of the events leading up to the reported incident and what allegedly happened afterward. According to Gilbert, Blanchard was the son of her boyfriend of 10 years. Blanchard had moved into the household in July following a falling out with his mother. During his stay, he slept on the couch in the den. The victim slept on futon in the living room. Gilbert testified her daughter would often follow Blanchard around as if she had a “crush” on him. However, the girl dramatically changed her personality and she believed the attitude change was

Lane Martin, Orange Police Chief, stands by the latest vehicle to join the force. The 2013 Ford SUV is fully equipped and out on the streets. RECORD PHOTO: Debby Schamber

Chief Lane Martin works to make Orange safer Debby Schamber For The Record

Lane Martin, police chief for the Orange Police Department, wasn’t one of those little boys who always dreamed of becoming a police officer when he grew up. Instead, he attended college to study business. Martin, 45, grew up in Mauriceville and graduated from Little Cypress-Mau-

riceville High School. It was an elective class that drew him into law enforcement. “I found criminal justice to be very interesting,” Martin said. As a result, he took additional classes on law enforcement and had found his niche and a new career choice. Following graduation at the age of 20 he applied for a patrol position at OPD. He was about to turn the minimum

age of 21 years old and in January of 1989 he was hired. Over the course of his career, he has worked in several different departments within OPD. Although he started on patrol, he eventually went to the detective division. But, it was patrol which lead him to become a field training officer and promoted to captain. He was later promoted to captain of the detective division as well. He would trans-

fer again back to the patrol division as a captain before becoming a major. Finally, about 19 months ago he became the police chief. “This has been a rewarding career and I’ve enjoyed it,” Martin said. “I met a lot of nice people.” As chief his plan to make the community as safe as CHIEF MARTIN SEE PAGE 3A


Family, friends gather to Judge leads by example for jury remember Bridgette Gearen David Ball

For The Record

When Judge Buddie Hahn of the 260th District Court in Orange County received his jury duty summons notification he did what every citizen ought to do- he served. He was in the jury pool on Monday morning in Judge Coutrney Arkeen’s 128th District Court for the start of a sexual assault case. Hahn, however, was excused from jury duty because he was too familiar with the case. “I’ve got a notice to appear just like everyone else. The county has been insistent on people appearing and going after people who don’t show up. Judges are not exempted by law. It wouldn’t be fair,” Hahn said. The case was originally as-

signed three weeks ago in Arkeen’s court. The defendant didn’t appear and a warrant was issued for him HAHN and his bond amount was kicked up, he said. “I told both lawyers (the prosecutor and the defense attorney) I could be fair but there would always be a question in my mind. I couldn’t get the failure to appear charge out of my mind,” he said. “I couldn’t promise it would not affect me.” Hahn added it angers judges and upsets them to set up a jury for a case and the defenJUDGE HAHN PAGE 3A

Debby Schamber For The Record

A press conference was held at the Galveston County Sheriff’s sub-station Sunday morning to mark five years since the day Bridgette Gearen, 28,of Orange, was murdered. To the packed room, family members spoke of the woman they loved dearly. In a show of support they each wore a small pink silk rose pinned to a small piece of paper which said, “Our Angel Bridgette.” As the meeting continued the roses were passed out to everyone.    Tommy Hansen, lead investigator in the case, would begin by stating this day was the same day of the week and also a windy, stormy day. It was very much  reminiscent of the day when deputies

The daughter of Bridgette Gearen, 7-year-old Kyra, reads a statement telling how much she misses her mother who was murdered in July 2007. Standing beside her is her maternal grandmother Pamala Kinball. Watching the grieving family members is Tommy Hansen, lead detective in the case. RECORD PHOTO: Debby Schamber

were called to the scene on Monkhouse Road in Crystal Beach.    Eager to get away from

her hectic life, in July 2007 Bridgette and her then twoBRIDGETTE GEAREN PAGE 3A

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OC Sheriffs Posse Rodeo is required. SYJ Productions, owned by Shane and Jodi Young will provide the livestock for the rodeo. SYJ provides livestock for most of the area rodeos. The book will be open Aug. 20, the Monday before the rodeo. The 50-60 that have already signed up for the rodeo will need to re-sign at that time. Those interested can call 409-7451471 to pre-register for rodeo events or sign up that night. Another fun event is the calf dressing. Participants have to chase down a calf and put clothes on them. It is always good for a laugh or two. To participate in calf dressing, contact Sharon Patton at 409781-1181.

A new event this year is the ribbon run. It is sponsored by Orange Savings Bank. “We wanted to have an event that was for adults who aren’t competing cowboys. We have 10 events. Fun things for them to do, the lamb scramble and the calf scramble and that type of thing but, we found out we didn’t have anything for the adults to get out there and do,” said Harris. The entry fee is $50 per team, which consists of one man and one woman. “The goal is to get the ribbon off of the steer or calf’s tail and run it back across the finish line,” she said. The prize is a 100 percent kitty payback. “If there are five teams, then the prize would

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be $250,” said Harris. She said they do ask people to pre-register by calling 409-920-8324. “We want to be sure we have the right number of steers in the right size,” said Harris, although, she said, they would not turn down someone that registered that night. “We are giving away two bikes each night,” said Harris. One bicycle will be awarded to each winner of the lamb and calf scramble both nights. Moody Gardens and Schlitterbahn tickets will also be awarded for some of the kids’ events. There will be free stick horse races for children aged 5 and under. Shawn Newell and Straight Six were scheduled to perform Saturday night this week, but for the new dates, they are available and will play both days prior to the rodeo, starting at 6:45 p.m. and again after the rodeo. The Orange County Sheriff Posse (OCSP) is one of the oldest organizations in existence in Orange County, organized more than 60 years ago. The original founders and charter members created the OCSP to assist the sheriff’s department with search and rescue and continued on as an organization that practices and performs drill maneuvers on horseback, performs at rodeos, rides in parades and most importantly gives back to the community through the annual rodeo. According to the OCSP Web site, they are a group of horse people that enjoy the company of other horse people. “It is made up of dedicated and committed members determined to keep our western heritage alive and well,” the site states. Funds raised with the yearly rodeo provide money for at least five scholarships to area seniors each year. “We have given approximately $52,000 to help county youth continue their education,” it says. They have also made financial con-

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tributions to the Red Cross and Salvation Army. They sponsored the horse barrel at the Orange Lions Park. They also fund the maintenance of the arena, which may include changing boards in the stands or replacing piping of the arena. Members keep the facility mowed and the restrooms in good working order. They update the electrical facilities and water sources regularly. The concession stand has been completely remodeled. It has all new cooking facilities and cabinets. The 4-H organization has held several activities at the arena for Orange County youth. It is also the location of the Little Cypress Honeybears’ annual Barrels and Bulls event. The Go Texan organization has used this facility many years for Orange County Team Penning which raises money for a scholarship fund also. The location was used for a riding program developed for at risk kids. Posse members have provided manpower and horsepower at the North Orange Early Learning Center, Library Day at Bridge City, and First Baptist Church in Bridge City’s Preschool with horse rides for young children. They also offer assistance in search and rescue operations for the Citizen Academy of the sheriff’s office. The rodeo provides funds for most of these activities. Admission to the rodeo is $8 for adults and $4 for 12 and under. The arena is located a half mile east of Highway 62 on FM 105. The drill team is always looking for new riding members. Practice is at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday nights. Interested parties are invited to join them. It is not required to live in Orange County to be a member of the Orange County Sheriff Posse. For more information on the rodeo or on the drill team, call Drill Capt. Becky Rhoden at 409-886-2638.

Eco Rangers attend Fun Science St. Mary Catholic School students continue learning during the summer in many different ways. The students attended the Fun Science session. During their time, the enjoyed a Spa Day with all natural items. They were also able to dissect a squid and an owl pellet. Pictured (back, left to right) are Cade Trahan, Nicholas Wilson, Jack Tindel, Jude Fuselier (front left to right) Elizabeth Johns , Amber Lester, Jenna McCorvy and Krystal Lester.

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due to the assault. Gilbert testified the girl began telling Blanchard to leave, calling him names and cut up pictures of him. But, Blanchard would later take the stand and tell the jury the reason the girl began to act out was because she was “jealous.” He had become more comfortable around the house and began to let female friends visit. He also testified the girl when watching TV had said she had engaged in sexual activity like the people she saw because she was trying to impress the older children in the room. In addition he called the allegations, “a big organized lie” concocted by her family. After Gilbert learned of the incident she took her daughter to a local doctor. He conducted an external exam of the girl, but was unable to find any damages from the assault since it had reportedly occurred two years prior. Also to take the stand was the victim who is now 12 years old. She gave intimate details of the alleged incident, but was unable to recall everything since she had forgotten some of the information. However, she told jurors after the incident she was “afraid” to sleep alone and then slept with her mother. She also told the jury she didn’t tell of the alleged assault because she was afraid she would get into trouble and admitted she knew it was wrong but feared everyone would think it was her fault. The jury deliberated about an hour before returning with the not guilty verdict. As soon as it was read, Blanchard exclaimed “Yes!” and began clapping his hands together loudly. The victim and her family sat in silence.

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possible. “When you have a safe community the quality of life is better,” Martin said. He also hopes to help the city grow by providing a safe environment for businesses to grow and become proactive before a problem occurs. “The officers have worked very hard in the area and with the businesses on 16th street to stop illegal activities that occur in parking lots such as drug dealing, illegal solicitations and prostitution by being as visible as possible,” he said. To help make the officers visible in the community, the city has provided computers inside the patrol vehicles which enables the officer them to complete their reports without having to go to the office. Although in some cases the officer must still go to the station. Not only is the officer more visible to area business owners, but their presence can help deter criminal activity, he added. In addition, OPD has tried to control the crime by increasing extra patrols in some of the neighborhoods. Some areas have different problems than others such as juvenile issues or vandalism. Since Martin took over as chief in 2011, there were 29,314 calls for service. Some of the number crimes reported dropped while others increased. There was only one murder in Orange in 2011 as in 2010. In addition, there were 14 sexual assaults compared to 17 the year before. In addition to the 38 robberies and 119 assaults which also dropped in numbers since

2010. Overall in crimes against persons there were 387 reported in 2011 while in 2010 there were 416. Property crimes also decreased with 1,190 reported in 2010 and 1,628 in 2010. At times, Martin leaves his office job behind and goes out to answer a call. Such is the case of the recent bank robbery where he assisted the officers. “I like to assist as much as I can,” Martin said. He added he likes to be out in the community but he has a lot of administrative duties to tend to as well. Martin attributes the success of the department to his “excellent staff.” “They work very hard and I enjoy working with them,” he said. The biggest challenge Martin faces as chief is keeping OPD up with current technology. He also keeps a watchful eye on identifying the small problems before they become larger. As a recent move forward, OPD acquired two new police vehicles. They are 2013 Ford SUVS. They are complete with everything an officer would need, even if a pursuit is needed. In addition, they are more fuel efficient compared to the older vehicles. ‘We are excited about them,” Martin said. “They drive very well.” When not working he enjoys spending time with his wife of 21 years and his three children. He also enjoys a good game of basketball with friends.

Bridgette Gearen year-old daughter Kyra went to stay with friends at a rented beach house for the weekend. The group of friends decided to go out for a moonlight drive around midnight. Kyra was left in the care of friends. Bridgette walked out the door and in the brief time her friends followed she was already gone. Her body was later found by the water about 100 yards away. An autopsy would reveal she was beaten savagely, raped and suffered blunt force trauma as she fought for her life. The cause of death was strangulation.  Detectives have tracked down hundreds of leads since then and feel they have the suspects on their “radar.” “The persons of interest in this case have become intense suspects,” Hansen said.  He wants to send a message to the suspects, “We are coming and we’re not going to back off.”  During the course of the case, investigators have had to overcome many obstacles, but the pace has started to pick up over the course of the last 18 months, according to Hansen.  He added, the reward money for information on the case had accumulated to $25,000. There are some people he knows who have information on the case who are living on Bolivar Peninsula and he would like them to come forward.  “If anyone even thinks they know something, they need to give us a call,” Hansen said. “They can remain anonymous if they choose.” Following Hansen’s remarks, the mother of

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Bridgette Gearen, Pamala Kimball and Kyra, who is now seven years old read from a statement. “This haunts us every day. We mourn every day,”Kimball said. “If you or someone who knows something and you haven’t come forward with the information, we the family are pleading with you to come forward.” She read further asking the suspects, “Do you know what her little girl thinks about her mom being taken away?”  Kimball would later add she felt there was “no closure in this case.” Then all eyes were on Kyra as she read from the pink piece of paper where she had gathered her thoughts too.  “I love my mommy so much and it makes me sad that I could only see her the first two years of my life,” she read. “What really makes me sad is that whenever I talk about her I start crying. If you know anything about my mom’s killers please let the police know.”  The small, blue-eyed girl with her hair pulled back in a ponytail, smiled as she read her last line,”I love my mommy very much.”  Kyra then walked over to her father and hugged him. He with the help of other family members has been raising her since Bridgette’s death. He gently kissed her forehead for a job well done.  Anyone with any information is asked to call the Galveston County Sheriff’s Office at 1-866248-8477  

Judge Hahn by example dant not show up. In a prior Record article on March 27, it was reported Orange County officials will now be taking actions to enforce the law so citizens will appear for jury duty. Jurors without a reasonable excuse to miss jury duty may face a criminal penalty prescribed by law and subject to a contempt action punishable by a fine of not less than $100 or more than $1,000. A juror lawfully notified shall be fined not less than $100 nor more than $500 if the juror fails to attend court in obedience to the notice without reasonable excuse. Roughly 100 potential jurors assembled at the Orange County Courthouse on March 21 to set a date for jury duty they missed or give a reasonable excuse to the judge why they couldn’t serve. Hahn said he, and the other two district court judges — Arkeen and Dennis Powell — had to come up with some kind of plan so people would appear for court, but also not be over-

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bearing about it. “We sent out 1,000 jury notices last jury session and there were 800 no-shows,” Hahn said. “We had a 20 percent appearance rate. It kept dwindling down. Other counties are experiencing the same thing.” On another occasion, notices were sent again to 200 other potential jurors and only 63 appeared for duty. That’s why the jurors were there that Wednesday afternoon to explain to the court why they didn’t appear. Hahn said jurors have the option of calling in or going online to reschedule an alternate date. Alternate dates were set on April 30, May 7, May 21 and June 4 for the jurors. Seven potential jurors were exempted from serving after they spoke with the judge. “Jury duty is elemental and the foundation of our judicial system- the right to be judged by our peers and not by judges. When people refuse to come, we can’t go forward,” Hahn said.

Lunch and Look

Jim Sanderson on Love, Age and Crime in Texas

Join us Wednesday, August 1, 2012 • 12:10–12:50pm Enjoy a lunchtime talk by Beaumont-based writer Jim Sanderson. During this lunch and author talk, Sanderson will discuss his latest books Faded Love and Dolph’s Team. Set in Texas, Sanderson’s works address diverese issues, from relationships and aging to mystery and murder. Both books are on sale in the Museum Store and a book signing will follow the talk. Lunch and Look seating is limited and reservations require the preorder of a boxed lunch.

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To place an order and reserve your seat, call 409.886.ARTS (2787), ext. Museum Store by July 25 at 5:00 p.m. Lunch and Look will take place at the Education Center located at 812 Green Avenue in Orange, Texas. For additional information, visit or call 409.886.ARTS to reserve a seat.

Stark Museum of Art is a program of the Nelda C. and H.J. Lutcher Stark Foundation. © 2012 Nelda C. and H.J. Lutcher Stark Foundation. All Rights Reserved.



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From the Creaux’s Nest RODEO-A TEXAS TRADITION RESCHEDULED FOR AUGUST I can recall, going back many years, when the Orange County Rodeo was a big deal, when big country and movie stars performed. It was always an overflow crowd and for a couple of days everyone in town was a cowboy or cowgirl. Everyone went western, even the youngsters. Taking a child or grandchild to the rodeo is something they will never forget, it becomes part of their Texas heritage. I’m told this year the producer will bring plenty of good stock and professional cowboys will participate. The bull riding event is expected to be one of the best. The kids will love the clowns. Because of so much rain the grounds are too wet and the rodeo is being rescheduled for August.*****I have a long way to go. Please come along, I promise it won’t do you no harm. ROMNEY CAN END SPECULATIONS WITH THE RETURNS Mitt Romney might as well come clean or the noose will get tighter and tighter. Bain Capital, controlled businesses that outsourced thousands of jobs to Australia, Asia and Europe. Romney claims he left Bain in Feb. 1999 before the outsourcing. However, the Boston Globe has uncovered securities and exchange documents that show Romney as sole stockholder, chairman, CEO and president until 2002. Romney signed 146 documents as owner in 2000 through 2002. On that issue he should cut and run, leave it behind. Now the matter of his tax returns is another matter. He furnished presidential candidate John McCain, 23 years of tax returns when he was being vetted as a potential VP candidate. After seeing the returns, McCain turned him down as someone who could replace him as president and named Sarah Palin as his running mate. McCain is one of the few conservatives who hasn’t called for Romney to release his taxes, he knows what‘s in them. If it was good enough for VP, it should be ok for president. I suspect it’s nothing illegal, just a few years where he outsourced his money to foreign banks and paid no taxes. He played the system, many do, but it will be a hard sell that millionaires and billionaires should get a trillion dollars more in tax breaks, when many pay very little now, playing the loopholes. Example Warren Buffett who says he pays less taxes than his secretary. The more Romney tries to answer, the more damage he’s doing to his hopes of ever getting into the oval office. He bought his nomination and the billionaires will try to buy him the White House but all the money in the country won’t get him there if he doesn’t release what he’s hiding. It can’t be good to keep spinning just digs the hole deeper. He’s got to come clean now and hope to outrun it or he‘s done. BORN ELLEN MURIEL DEASON NAMED AFTER FOLK SONG “SWEET KITTY WELLS” Kitty Wells, 92, the first female country star dies. I recall in 1952, when she was the first female to have a number one country hit. Hank Thompson and the Brazos Valley boys, from Waco, had a song out titled “The Wild Side of Life.” As a resort to the women slamming song, J.O. Miller wrote, and Kitty recorded, “It Wasn’t God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels.” That song gave the woman’s view about the wild side of life. It became Kitty’s first number one hit. The Grand Ole’ Opry asked Wells not to perform it on stage, some radio stations also found it too controversial. What a joke in today’s world. Kitty recorded 50 albums and twentyfive top 10 hits. From 1953 to the late 1960’s, she was known as the “Queen of Country Music.” She blazed the trail for singers such as Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn, Dolly Parton, Tammy Wynette and others. Among Kitty’s other hits were “Making Believe,” in 1955, that was the sound track for the movie “Mississippi’s Burning” in 1988. She recorded “Release Me,” “Heartbreak U.S. A.”   “I Can’t Stop Loving You,” “Searching for Someone Like You,” etc. In 1989 Kitty, Brenda Lee, Loretta Lynn and K.D. Lang teamed up on the “The Honky Tonk Angels Medley.” OUR CONDOLENCES We were sorry to learn of the death of Robert “Pop” Boudreaux, age 72, who died July 14. Services will be Wednesday, July 18, 11 a.m. at Claybar Funeral Home, in Orange. “Pop” was one of those great guys who was always helping people. He could do a little bit of everything. He was a great handy man and carpenter. Everyone who knew this good man loved him. He’ll be missed. Our condolences to his family and many friends. May he rest in peace. Please see obit.*****Our sympathy also goes our to our buddy, “Dutch” on the death of his wife Verna, 70, who died on July 4. Services were held Sunday, July 15. Our prayers go out to Dutch and his family.  TURNING BACK THE HANDS OF TIME 10 Years Ago-2002 Patrick Beebe, director of county mosquito Control, confirmed that West Nile Virus has been identified in Orange County. One horse and an elderly person have been identified.*****Relatives plan the funeral of 4-year-old Dannariah Finley, which will be held Friday, July 19.A reward has jumper to $50,000 for information regarding her death. (Editor’s note: In news reports over the last few years I don’t recall the reward being mentioned. Fifty thousand dollars is a lot of money. I wonder if the reward is still in effect.)*****County Commissioner John Dubose just re-

turned from Austin where he’s working hard to obtain a veterans home in Orange County. The site would be on FM442 atIH-10. The decision will be up to the Texas Land commissioner David Dewhurst. (Editor’s note: After several months of work and a good proposal, Orange County wasn’t rewarded the Vet’s home.)*****Bridge City Bank names two new VP’s, Barry Murchison and Keith Fontenot. (Editor’s note: They are now long gone.)*****Moe Litton and Ms. Helena drove to North Carolina for a reunion with Moe’s shipmates. Moe says he wanted to mop the deck one more time.*****Judge Carl Thibodeaux and the Mrs. Are new grandparents. Mclaen Joseph Molley arrived Thursday, July 11, one month early. He weighed in at 5 pounds, 10 ounces. He is the son of Tanya and Robin Molley. Other grandparents are James and Gloria Moley. (Editor’s note: The Thibodaux’s had another grandson a couple of weeks ago. The cousins are almost exactly ten years apart.)*****Coach Josh Smalley has left Little Cypress-Mauriceville. He will join his buddies, Dwayne “Beaver” Dubose, Jeff Mathews, Eddie Hatch, Toby Forman and others at Vidor. Meanwhile, Coach Troy Bolton has left Orangefield to join the LC-M staff.*****Orangeite Susan Halliburton, an LC-M and Texas U. grad, is now a sports reporter for the Austin American Statesman. She is currently in France covering Lance Armstrong, in the tour-deFrance. She is the daughter of Sue and Grover Halliburton. She started her sports writing career with the Dunn owned Opportunity Valley News, where she covered Little Cypress Mauriceville sports.)*****The Wednesday Lunch bunch dined at Delta Downs this week and will return to Heath’s Golden Corral next week.*****A report says President Geo. W. Bush hasn’t uttered the words “Osama bin Laden” in 144 days. That’s the guy he said in his “Axis of Evil” speech was our top priority, “Dead or Alive.” Now they are spinning that he’s not that important. (Editor’s note: It took another nine-plus years before President Obama located him and ordered his killing.)*****Ron Sigler’s Firehouse Package store will hold a grand opening on July 25.*****Buddy Rasberry is in the hospital on life support. We wish him the best. His wife passed away a couple of years ago.*****New car prices at Harmon Chevrolet are, 2002 Chevy Silverado,$14,539; 2002 Monte Carlo, $18,295; New Malibu, 4 dr., $13,995.*****Good folks celebrating birthdays are Jessie Brown and Rusty Nicks. (Editor’s note: Both of these great women have now left us.) 35 Years Ago-1977 The Fisherman’s Reef opens on I-10. It is located at the former Horm’s Restaurant site. Wayne Jones is the owner. This is the second Fisherman’s Reef Restaurant. The other is in Houston. Jones, of Vidor, also operates 14 other steak house and seafood places, including Catfish Kitchens, Inc.*****Public school stadium of Port Arthur draws 6,000 people for the Bob Hope/Doug Kershaw Benefit show for the Hughen School. The school will be built to aid the education of handicapped children. The school will be called the Bob Hope High School for the Handicapped. Forty thousand dollars was raised at the weekend event. Doug and Pam Kershaw were escorted over the weekend by Roy and Phyllis Dunn. Doug can be seen on ABC’s special July 25, the Dinah Shore special Aug. 1 and also 10 other shows before the year ends.*****A baby shower attended by both sexes was held for 53-year-old Gordon Baxter and wife Diane. Hosts were Bernard and Betty Em Giarratano, Jerry and Marla Sheffild and the Frank Garrets. By the way, Bax was fired again this week, just before celebrating his 32nd year in radio.*****Marie’s Pizza is now open in Bridge City.*****Jimmy LaComb, of Bridge City, is now working for the new Consumer Beacon, a Dunn family owned weekly newspaper in Beaumont.*****Scott’s Planter, owned by Scott Hasty, is now open at 1922 Strickland.*****Mike Alexander and Larry Lee floated down the Sabine River from Toledo Bend to the Blue Bird Fish Camp in Orange. It was a dream come true for both of them. They left on Friday and arrived the following Thursday.*****Eddy Demler and Ken Hughes caught 24 bass, weighing two to three pounds. Eddy caught a sixpounder. They used frog colored Nip-I-Did-EE lures. 40 Years Ago-1972 Liz Wickersham, Miss Orange County 1972-73, makes an appearance at the fireworks display at MacArthur Shopping Center on July 4. In just 17 days, Liz will compete in the Miss Texas World Pageant at Bush Gardens in Houston. Liz won a scholarship at the D’Lynn School of Modeling in Houston. She starts next week.*****Orange County Democratic Chairman Pete Runnels and Liz and David Heard will be leaving this week for the Democratic convention. If Sen. George McGovern doesn’t get the nomination on the first ballot, bitter fighting is expected. Jimmy “The Greek” Snyder says it’s 10 to 1 McGovern will get the nomination and 3 to 1 that President Nixon will win in November.*****A new Impala, 4 dr. loaded at Harmon Chevrolet, Third and Green, will set you back $3,762. A Chevelle Sport Coupe sells for $2,697.*****Top country songs are “Happiest Girl in the U.S. A.” by Donna Fargo; “Eleven Roses” by Hank Williams Jr.; “That’s Why I Love You Like I do” by Sonny James; “I’ve Found Someone of My Own” by Cal Smith; “Sweet Dream Woman” by Waylon Jennings; Everyone is singing Neil Diamond’s “Song Sung Blue.”****Sharon Bearden was the guest speaker at the Twin City Little League crowning ceremony. Bearden also crowned the queens. The All Stars were recognized. Don Skidmore was carnation chairman, Mrs. Walter Guice and Mrs. Orey Viator were committee chairmen. The new name of the field will be Willey-Bingham, named in Leon Bingham’s honor. Queens are Melanie Plunkett, Cindy Hughes, Donna Prouse and Rene Williamson.*****West Orange-Cove lame duck Athletic Director Adolph Hryhorchuk is faced with an almost impossible task of finding a qualified football coach to replace Ted Gray with just four weeks left before two-a-day practice. Ted Gray was fired by the school board without even coaching a game. Gray was going to replace some assistant coaches and the school board fired him instead. BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK Cheryl Richard, Cynthia Chataignier, Don Fields, Harry Barclay, Kurt Moerbe, Marion Whittle, Matthew McKinney, Michael Hoke, Robin Thibodeaux, Dorothy Hagy, Melissa Martin, Paige Williams, Preston Wayne Sullivan, Amanda Stephson, Linda Fulton, Lee Cooper, Kenyettia Foster, Megan Stephson, Rebecca Toal, Summer Stephson, J.D. McReynolds, Zadie Chesson, Tina Lawrence, Amiel Leleux, Danika Dubose, Joel Bourdier, Von Broussard, Patricia Tamplim, Rocky DeCuir, Jeff Anderson, Keazie Cappel, Lois Dickey, Charlie Caples, Jeff Longlois, Paige Dohmann, Travis Estes, Albert Bates, Daniel Peet, Jim Reves, Linda Brinson, Ralph Rucker, Renee Newson, James Rucker, Judy Batchelor, Lee Harris and Madge Fontenot. A FEW HAPPENINGS City councilperson, longtime educator Marcel’s little girl,

Frank’s pretty wife and our friend, Theresa Beauchamp, had gall bladder surgery last week. She is home and doing well. She’s a go-getter, she won’t stay down long. Also, Sue Halliburton, who fell while at the doctors office and messed up her a knee, underwent surgery last week. She’s out of the hospital and doing as good as expected. She’s recovering at son Cleve’s home. Best wishes to these two nice ladies.****I understand Tony Fuselier had eye surgery on his good eye last week. Everything is better than he and Karen expected. They thought it might be cancer but thankfully it wasn’t. Now he can go back to counting money.*****On July 21, Second Baptist Church of Bridge City, will mark its 55th anniversary. I’m not aware if they have anything planned. Great folks belong to that congregation.*****Our friends, Mayor T.W. Permenter and his lovely wife Lyndia will celebrate their 52nd wedding anniversary on Monday, July 23. Good health, happiness and many more.*****On July 21, 2009, our longtime friend Cal Broussard died. Cal would be 74 now. Time just moves on.*****If my memory serves me right, I’ve been blessed with a good one but lately I sometimes have doubts, anyway, I believe the Cormier twins Carlene and Darlene celebrate their birthdays this week.*****Other folks we know celebrating in the next few days. Butch Herman turns 86 on July 18. Hang in there Butch.***Don Fields also celebrates July 18.***Mike Hoke moves a year closer to retirement when he marks another birthday July 19.***Rebecca Toal celebrates July 20.***Von Broussard, our longtime recipe writer, celebrates her special day July 21.***Our buddy the Rev. Jeff Anderson is catching up to all of his old buddies. He’s a year older on july 22.***Please see birthday list.*****Judge Buddie Hahn reported for duty Monday, not in his court, he was answering the call to serve on a jury panel in Judge Courtney Akeen’s court. He shut his courtroom down and went to serve his duty. Well, he got scratched. Someone didn’t want him on the jury. I’d take him in a New York minute if I was innocent. He’s been at this game long enough that he knows when you’re thinking about telling a lie.*****We had a nice visit with Elaine Meyers, from the Horseman store. Always enjoy the visit when we have time to do so. I know of no one more on the go than Elaine. She’s scattered from Gonzales, LA. to Houston. We are indeed fortunate to have a large western store right here in Orange like the Horseman. They are loaded with the best in western wear. Go check them out.*****We also heard from our friend Terry Harvey, at Paw Paw’s, on 1442. He’s got a real special on Cajun boudain this week. Two pounds for $5. That will fill at least three Cajuns. While there, check out his great snow-cones. Always plenty syrup and lots of flavor.*****Ray Cotton, rancher and owner of the Longhorn club, was in town last week having lunch at Robert’s. He was greeted by a lot of friends. Ray’s got a special permit to cross the Sabine River. Ray is one of the few true characters left. It’s always a pleasure to visit with him. CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS On July 18, Nelson Mandela will be 94; Vin Diesel,45 James Brolin, 72 and Ryan Cabrera, 30.***Bodhi Elfman will be 43 on July 19 and Jared Padalecki, 30.***Carlos Santana will be 65 on July 20; Elliot Yamin, 34; and Judy Greer, 37.***Janet Reno will be 74 on July 21; Robin Williams, 60 and Josh Hartnett, 34.***Oscar De La Renta will be 80 on July 22; Danny Glover, 66; Don Henley, 65; David Spade, 48 and Selena Gomez, 20.***Woody Harrelson will be 51 on July 23; Monica Lewinsky, 39; Daniel Radcliffe, 23 and Slash, 47.***Lynda Carter will be 61 on July 24; Jennifer Lopez, 43; Barry Bonds, 48 and Anna Paquin, 30. CAJUN STORY OF THE WEEK A LETTER FROM SOSTAN Dear Simple, Just a word to let you know dat our cussin, Tee-Man Breaux, him, is in bad shape in da hospital. I went to see him and he’s a mess, him. Wat happened was dat Velma Trahan, da old maid, you know, wat live nex to cussin Ned. Anyway, her dishwasher it quit working, so she called cussin Tee-Man da repairman. Da only time he could go fix her dishwasher was in da morning. Velma said, “Dats okay, but I’ll be at work me. I’ll leave da key under da mat. Fix da washer, leave da bill, and I’ll mail da check me. By da way Tee-Man, don’t worry about my Doberman, he won’t bother you, but whatever ya da, do NOT under no circumstances, talk to my parrot.” Wen Tee-Man arrive him, he discover da biggest, damm meanest looking Doberman he ever saw him, but like Vema said, dat big dog him, he jus lay dere. But da whole time Tee-Man was dere doing his work him, dat parrot drove him nuts wit his constant yelling, cussing and calling Tee-Man ugly names. Finally Tee-Man jus couldn’t contain himself no longer, and before he knowed it he done yelled, “Shut up, you stupid, ugly bird.” Dat Parrot him, he turn his head to da right and den to da left and he say, “Get him spike?” Poo Tee-Man. Me and Sugar-Bee took us a trip to Nashville wen we stop at one of dem rest stops. I went into da bashroom me. Da first stall it was taken so I go in da second stall me. I had jus sit down wen I hear a voice from da utta stall, “Hi dere, how is it going?” Me, I’m not da type to strike up a conservation wit strangers in no restroom so I don’t know wat to say, finally I say, “Not bad.” Den da voice say, “So wat you doing?” I find dis weird me, but I say, “Well, I’m going back to Opelousas me.” Den I hear da person, all teed off, say, “Look, I’ll call you back later me. Everytime I ax you a question, dis idiot in da nex stall he keeps answering me.” Cuss, I’ll tell you, you meet every kind on da road. I’m glad to be home me.” Well, I gotta go, tell Cox hello and Ms. Ginny happy birthday, and come see me, you. Your cuss, Sostan C’EST TOUT The Orange County Historical Commission will unveil a marker honoring Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown this coming Saturday, July 21, at 9 a.m. the ceremony will take place at Hollywood Community cemetery on Turret Rd. at Simmons Dr. The Orange native was a recording artist and Grammy award winner. The Beaumont Enterprise reported Monday that the unveiling was last Saturday. They were wrong, it’s this coming Saturday. Your attendance will be appreciated.*****Congrats to the Bridge City Little League 10-year-old All Stars who beat all comers to advance to the state tournament in Tyler July 21. Game a 6 p.m. *****Also our caps off to the OYBS Bronco All Stars who for the first time in 30 years head to Tampa, Florida to play in the Zone championship. That game will be played July 19-22. Bring back the bacon, make Orange County proud.*****Ms. Pearl has written a poem this week. I haven’t read it yet but I look forward to reading it.*****Please read us cover to cover, shop our family of advertisers and keep up to the minute on our web,*****Take care and God bless.

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Juvenile sentenced to 20 years for death of Staci Lisenby Debby Schamber FOR THE RECORD

The son of Staci Lisenby was taken away in shackles and tears at the Orange County Courthouse last Wednesday after he was sentenced to twenty years for the murder of his mother. Lisenby’s son, 15, of Orangefield, admitted his guilt by pleading “true” to the allegations that he intentionally and knowingly committed the murder at their home on Feb. 20, 2011. The sentence is pursuant to the “determinate sentencing” provisions of the Texas Family Code. Under a determinate sentence, he will begin his sentence in a juvenile facility, The Texas Juvenile Department, and will remain there until he reaches 19 years old. Then he will have a hearing and be transferred to an adult prison system, Texas Department of Criminal Justice, to finish his sentence, according to information for the Orange County District Attorney’s Office. Because the charge of murder is considered a “3-G” offense according to the penal code,the

juvenile will have to serve half of his sentence before he is first eligible for parole. In the courtroom of Judge Troy Johnson, the somber mood filled the room as family members told Tyler of their love and support of him. The charges stem from an incident of a 9-1-1 call about a shooting. Deputies arrived to at their residence located at 2478 Oilla Road in Orangefield. After they arrived they found Staci Lisenby had been shot in the head. She was transported by air ambulance to a local hospital where she died. Lisenby’s son, then 14 years old, was the only other person who was at the residence at the time of the shooting. He reported to police an intruder had come into the residence and shot her. The deputies along with other police canvassed the area and

were unable to find any evidence of an intruder. Over the course of the next several days investigators began speaking to neighbors in search of evidence and following all leads received or generated from the public. Based on the facts, a search warrant was issued for the residence to seek evidence of property discarded. As a result, they found the key evidence which confirmed the shooting was not that of an intruder, according to information from the Orange County Sheriff’s Office. “This case if difficult because the family is on both sides,” said Kim Hobbs, Assistant Orange County District Attorney, “There is no happy ending. This family is torn apart and they will have to pick up the pieces and try to move forward.”

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The 15 year old son of Staci Lisenby was escorted by deputies with the Orange County Sheriff’s Office to begin his 20 year sentence for the murder of his mother on Feb. 20, 2011. Also pictured are Jeremiah Gunter, Jason Guidroz and Harry Meaux. RECORD PHOTO: Debby Schamber.

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ter beans, a variety of peppers, blueberry juice, jams and jellies, chow chow, salsa, local honey, fresh eggs, homemade cookies and bread, boudain, jerky, sausage (jalapeno, green onion, smoked, and Italian), flowering plants, herb plants, blueberry bushes, fig trees, and more. The vendors really appreciate small bills if you have them. The market is held in the parking lot in front of Big Lots on MacArthur Drive. For additional information, contact Texas AgriLife at 882-7010.

Claiborne West Park playground to close

FOE to host monthly barbecue

The playground at Claiborne West Park on Interstate 10 will be under construction until July 27. For safety reasons, the entire park will shut down at 7 p.m. each night until the construction is complete.

The Fraternal Order of Eagles, located at 803 N. 28th Street in Orange, will host a barbecue lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, July 19. The lunch includes brisket, link, baked beans, potato salad, bread, cooking and trimmings for $8 per plate. Walk-ins are welcomed and delivery is available. Orders may be called Wednesday, July 18 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. or on Thursday, July 19 before 9 a.m. Please call 409-719-7793 to order.

BCISD announces elementary registration Bridge City Elementary registration is 8-11:30 a.m. and 1-3 p.m. Kindergarten through second grade registration is ongoing. Pre-Kindergarten registers on Aug. 9. To register for Kindergarten through second grade, parents or guardians must provide a certified birth certificate; up to date immunization record; student’s Social Security card; proof of residency (electric, water bill, rent/lease agreement only); Parent or guardian’s driver’s license. To register for Pre-K students must qualify by one of the following: being economically disadvantaged, limited English language (registration pending assessment); child has ever been placed in foster care; or active military parent (must provide military badge). Documents needed for registration in Pre-K include: certified birth certificate; up to date Immunization record; student’s Social Security card; proof of residency (electric, water bill, rent/lease agreement only); parent or guardian’s driver’s license; and if qualifying under income must provide proof of income (July pay stubs for household or Food Stamp letter with case #)

Orange County Farmer’s Market open Wednesday, Saturday The Orange County Farmers’ Market is open for the season on Wednesdays from 3-6 p.m. and Saturday from 7-10 a.m. The market ends when the produce is sold out, which is often earlier than the times shown. The following items are now available: Watermelon, peaches, tomatoes, okra, fresh figs and fig preserves, eggplant, cucumbers, squash, purple hull peas, zipper cream peas, speckled but-

VCC to hold spaghetti dinner fundraiser The Vidor Chamber of Commerce will have a spaghetti dinner fundraiser from 5-9 p.m., Tuesday, July 24 at the Vidor Middle School on Highway 12. Tickets are $10 each. Meal includes spaghetti, bread, dessert and drink. Donations are appreciated. Pick-up orders are welcome. For more information call the chamber office at 409-769-6339 or Jonathan Stevenson at 409-656-0397.

Safe Sitter® course now being offered The Orange County Texas Agrilife Extension will offer Safe Sitter® courses for young teens 11 and up on July 23 and 24 at Vidor Community Center. Registration deadline is June 29. Over 500,000 adolescent babysitters have graduated from the medically-accurate program which instills students with confidence as they learn how, why and where injuries can happen so they can be prevented. The cost of the course is $40. Call 409882-7010 to register your son or daughter or your child’s babysitter. The up-to-date curriculum provides hands-on practice in lifesaving techniques designed to prepare babysitters to act in an emergency. Babysitters also receive instruction on how a child’s age affects how to care for them, how to prevent problem behavior and how to run their own babysitting business. They also learn basic first aid as well as how to perform infant and child choking rescue. They even learn CPR. To graduate from the Safe Sitter® course and receive a completion card, students must pass a rigorous practical and written test that indicates their mastery of key concepts and life and safety skills. For more information about the Safe Sitter® organization, contact National Headquarters at 800-255-4089 or visit

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2111 W. Park Ave. Orange, TX 77630 409.670.9113 Wednesday, July 18, 2012 (9:30 – 10:30am) Wild Wednesdays: Sculpting Nature - Explore genetic changes behind artificial selection of plants – scientist’s way of sculpting nature. This adult-only program will reveal the ways that plants of today are different from their wild counterparts. Space is limited and a reservation is required. To reserve a seat, call 409.670.9799. Wednesday, July 25, 2012 (9:30 – 10:30am) Wild Wednesdays: Family Matters - Children of all ages will delight in learning how ant colonies work together to make life easy. Come learn about these interesting insects that are one happy, efficient family. Space is limited and a reservation is required. To reserve a seat, call 409.670.9799. Open Tuesday through Saturday, 9am - 5pm, Sunday, noon - 5pm. Admission varies. 712 Green Ave. Orange, TX 77630 409.886.ARTS Wednesday, August 1, 2012 (12:10 – 12:50pm) Lunch and Look: Jim Sanderson on Love, Age and Crime in Texas In this lunch program held at the Education Center - 812 Green Ave., Beaumont-based author Jim Sanderson will discuss his latest books Faded Love and Dolph’s Team, both of which will be available for purchase at the Museum Book Store. Set in Texas, Sanderson’s works address diverse issues, from relationships and aging to mystery and murder. Lunch and Look seating is limited and reservations require the preorder of a boxed lunch by July 25 at 5:00 p.m. Boxed lunches are $9 and can be preordered by calling 409.886.2787, ext. Museum Store. On display through September 22, 2012 Explore Art: Materials and Methods Revealed - Explore the ways art is created in this special exhibition. Discover the tools artists use and investigate their processes. Learn about sculpting, printing, weaving and painting and try your hand at art-making in an interactive gallery. Open Tuesday through Saturday, 10am - 5pm. Admission is free.

610 W. Main Ave. Orange, TX 77630 409.883.0871 On display through September 22, 2012 Explore Art: Materials and Methods Revealed in The W.H. Stark House - Visitors are invited to the adjacent Carriage House for an exhibit featuring cut glass and sterling silver from the Stark House collection, including art that has never been on display to the public. This exhibit is being held in conjunction with Explore Art at Stark Museum of Art. Open Tuesday through Saturday, 10am - 3pm. Admission varies and is limited to individuals 10 years and older. 707 Main Ave. Orange, TX 77630 409.886.5535 Announcing the 2012-2013, 5-Star, Sensational Season! Renew your season tickets now for: An Intimate Evening with Lindsey Buckingham, Cirque Chinois, Catch Me If You Can, A Chorus Line, The Midtown Men, A Christmas with Shoji Tabuchi, Shatner’s World, STOMP, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, The Black Watch, Biloxi Blues, One Night of Queen, DREAMGIRLS, Hal Holbrook Mark Twain Tonight and The Addams Family. Single tickets go on sale July 26, 2012. Open Monday through Friday, 8:30am - 4:30pm. Call 409.886.5535 or visit for tickets.

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2775 and The Ladies auxiliary will host a Korean Armistice Recognition Program on July 27 from 6 to 6:30 p.m. The public is invited to attend a video presentation by Sr. Vice Commander James Seales. The video will cover the first action of the Korean War through the cease fire. 

Salvation Army Scrapbooking benefit to be held The third annual Scrapbooking benefit for the Orange County Salvation Army food pantry will be held on Saturday, July 21 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Salvation Army on MLK Drive in Orange. All scrap-bookers and card markers are welcome, lunch will be provided. There will also be door prizes and games. A Stampin’ Up representative will be there to demonstrate their products and ideas. Registration is $25, all proceeds will go toward the Orange County Salvation Army. For more information, please call Bonnie at 409-883-4232.

Cormier Museum to open July 21 The Orangefield Cormier Museum will be open on Saturday, July 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The museum is located at 9974 FM 105 in Orangefield, next to the Orangefield High School Gymnasium.

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FOE to host benefit for Bonnie Sipes The Fraternal Order of Eagles will host a benefit for Bonnie Sipes on Saturday, July 21 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The proceeds will go toward medical expenses. The activities will include music, food, an auction and other activities. Our community is invited to come meet Bonnie and her family, the Fraternal Order of Eagles, the Eagle Riders and enjoy the day. The Fraternal Order of Eagles is located at 803 N. 28th Street in Orange. For more information or donations please call Tim at 409-289-4787, Richard Henson (Bonnie’s brother) at 409-3309339 or Romona Henson (Bonnie’s sister-in-law) at 409-3301677.

BCLL fall ball registration scheduled Bridge City Little League 2012 fall baseball and softball registration (for children ages 5-15) will be held 6-8 p.m., July 23, 24, and 26 at the BCLL board room. Cost is $100 for the first child, $50 for additional children. For coaches applications and more information go to www.

Do Well, Be Well Diabetes Education offered

Texas AgriLife Extension Orange County will be offering Do Well, Be Well with Diabetes Classes for adults with Type 2 Diabetes. The classes will be held on Thursdays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. beginning Aug. 9 through Sept. 27. It is important to attend each week to receive the full education. The classes will be held at Baptist Orange Hospital fifth floor classroom. Call the Extension Office 882-7010 to register. There is a $10 recommended donation for the session.  

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Texas AgriLife Extension Orange County, Better Living for Texans will be offering Living Well classes. These free classes are for those  learning how to prevent diabetes and skills for healthy weight management. Classes will be held on Thursdays, 9 to 10 a.m. beginning Aug. 9 through Sept. 27. The classes will be held at Baptist Orange Hospital fifth floor classroom. Call the Extension Office 882-7010 to register.

WOS HS football season tickets now on sale Season tickets for the West Orange-Stark High School 2012 football season are ready. Previous season ticket holders should have received a letter with information concerning renewing their seats for the 2012 season. Those forms should be filled out and returned to the Athletic Office. Season tickets will then be mailed. Current season ticket holders can also purchase their 2012 football tickets during our two day sale Tuesday and Wednesday, Aug. 7-8 from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the Athletic Office at West Orange-Stark High School. Season tickets not claimed by 3 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8, will go on sale to the general public. Season ticket holders needing additional tickets or wanting to change seats may do so during general public sales Aug. 13-14 from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m. Season tickets will be $20 for five home games. After season ticket sales close, all tickets will be $5. Student tickets are $2 per ticket pre-game; they will not be sold at the gate. Due to 3A District reclassification, away game tickets will not be available during season ticket sales. Pre-District away games can be purchased at the Athletic Office during the week of the game. District away games will have to be purchased at their gate the night of the game. Ticket prices at their gate will be $4 for Adults and $2 for students.

Luther Stark class of 1954 to host reunion The former Lutcher Stark High School class of 1954 will be having their 58th class reunion on September 28 and 29. The two-day event will be held at the Sunset Grove Country Club. Letters have been mailed and notice via e-mail have been sent to those on file. The reservation deadline is August 15. If you have not received notice, please contact Joette Evans Webb at 8839432, 920-8683 or e-mail at

Lutcher Stark Class of 1962 to host reunion The Lutcher Stark High School class of 1962 will hold their 50th class reunion from 7 to 10 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 12 and Saturday, Oct. 13 at the Sunset Grove Country Club in Orange. Friday evening will be a casual get-together. Saturday will be their main event, with a business-casual buffet dinner, program, visiting, dancing and music by Jim Dunaway. For more information, please contact Sally Ragland Townsend,

FOE to host pool tournament The Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 2523, located at 803 N. 28th Street in Orange, will be hosting a pool tournament every Friday starting at 8 p.m. Prize money goes to first and second place winners. The community is invited to come meet the members of Aerie 2523 and join in the fun. For more information, please call 409-886-7381.

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Deaths and Memorials Richard Glenn Humphrey Buna Richard Glenn Humphrey, age 69, of Buna, moved into the higher command of Almighty God on Thursday July 12,2012 at Christus Hospital St. Elizabeth in Beaumont. His Memorial Service will be held at 2 p.m., Friday July 27, at Adams- E. E. Stringer Funeral Home in Buna. Chaplain Marv Howland will be officiating with full Military Honors provided by personnel from Ft. Polk. Rick was a retired Master Sgt. of the U.S. Army and also retired from the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, where he served as jail captain under Huel Fontneot. Rick also served as post commander of the Glenn Humphrey American Legion Post 250 in Bridge City and Orangefield. This post was founded by Rick’s father, Capt. Glenn Humphrey after World War II, and is still an active post in this area today, serving local veterans. Rick served in Vietnam with “Troop A” of the Quarterhorse Squadron, (Mechanized and Air Assault Cavalry) which is one of the most famous and most decorated units of the Army, in its 144 years of service in wars from the Indian Wars, Civil War and on up to the Gulf War. Rick’s unit served with the 1st and 2nd Infantry Divisions at various times, and was involved in many of the more outstanding battles in Vietnam. His first taste of war blood was on Nov. 12, 1965, at a small village called Bau Bang, where the enemy assaulted his unit three times before they finally defeated the Viet Cong troops. They were engaged in several battles from then until June 8, 1966, while moving to An Loc, his unit was engaged with the 272nd VC Regiment. For five hot dusty hours, the 148 cavalry men along with air support (and no tanks) fought and defeated more than a thousand enemy, then moved on to An Loc. This was the first time any type of road column had survived a full scale enemy ambush, and inflicted such heavy enemy casualties to boot. For their magnificent courage, Troop A was decorated with the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry with the “V” device for heroism. His decorations include the Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm (unit), and the Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm (individual); The Air Medal, The Bronze Star Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters; one Bronze Star Medal with the “V” device. Bronze shooting Award, Vietnam Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam campaign Medal, Combat Infantry Badge and the Purple Heart with two Oak Leaf Clusters; among many others awards and citations. The Bronze Star Medal with the “V” device is awarded for outstanding heroism in combat and is the fourth highest combat award of the U.S. Army. Among his many assignments, he also served as a “door gunner” on helicopters as well as long range reconnaissance, search and destroy, route security and air cavalry missions. Rick leaves behind to cheerish his memory, his wife of many years, Wanda Humphrey of Buna; son, Eric Glenn Humphrey of Buna,; daughter, Tracy Humphrey of Buna; and two granddaughters, Laci Lynn and Lauren Lynn. He will be greatly missed by many of his fellow servicemen and veterans, law enforcement officers, members of the American Legion and anyone he ever met.

Robert J. “Pop” Boudreaux Bridge City Robert J. “Pop” Boudreaux, 72, of Bridge City, died Saturday, July 14, 2012 at Methodist Hospital in Houston. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 18, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating will be Mike Eaves, Chaplain of the Orange County Sheriff’s Department. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Me-

morial Gardens in Bridge City. Visitation was Tuesday at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Born in Port Arthur, on Aug. 17, 1939, Robert was the son of Otis J. and Inez (Romero) Boudreaux. He retired in Jan. 2003 from the Orange County Sheriff’s Office serving as a transport officer for eight years. Robert served in the US Army, worked for Insulators Local 112 in Lake Charles for 37 years, and was a member of the Second Baptist Church in Bridge City. He loved to go fishing at his camp at Toledo Bend and enjoyed working on mechanical things, especially his lawn mowers. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister Barbara Medberry. Robert is survived by his wife, Frances Boudreaux of Bridge City; sons, Craig Boudreaux of Deweyville and Stuart Boudreaux and wife Tina of Bridge City; daughter, Angella Barrows of Port Neches; grandchildren, Kayla Rippeon, Brock Barrows, Bree Barrows, Kylie Castaneda, Kyndall Boudreaux, and Colton Boudreaux; sister, Peggy Banks of Nederland; mother-in-law, Helen Savoy of New Iberia, La.; brothers-in-law, Wade Medberry of Burkburnett and Chester Haycock of New Iberia; and numerous nieces and nephews. Serving as pallbearers will be Randy Small, Mickey David, Blain Viator, Brock Barrows, David Spangle, Damian Banks, Mark Young, and Paul Neely. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Salvation Army at: 1950 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. Orange, TX 77630. Louisiana Baptist Children’s Hospital at: 7200 DeSiard Rd. Monroe, LA 71203. Texas Baptist Children’s Home at: 1101 North Mays Round Rock, TX 78664.

Dorothy L. Hagy Orange Dorothy L. Hagy, 90, lifelong resident of Orange passed away Saturday, July 14, 2012 at The Meadows. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 4 p.m. Wednesday, July 18, at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Orange. The Rev. Tom Phelan will be officiating. Interment will follow at St. Mary Cemetery. Ms. Hagy was born in Orange to Harry E. and Mary A. (McNamara) Hagy on July 20, 1921. She was a secretary for Lutcher and Moore Lumber Company and then later for Levingston Ship Building. She was also a member at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church. She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Elizabeth McIver; brother, George Hagy; brother-in-law, Stanley LeBouef; and niece, Martha Holmes. Dorothy is survived by her sister, Margery LeBouef of Orange; sister-in-law, Lois Hagy of Beaumont; nephews, Paul LeBouef and wife, Kaylard of Orange and Hal McIver and wife, Tammie of Longview. She is also survived by her great-nieces and -nephews and their spouses, Terry and Monica LeBouef, Leah LeBouef, Tyler LeBouef, Brian and Sherrie Holmes, Scott and Christi Holmes, Jamie and James Neff, John Beard and Daniel Beard; great-great-nieces and -nephews, Kevin Holmes, Shelby LeBouef, Camiron LeBouef and Isabella Holmes and great-great-great-nieces, Hannah Holmes and Lilli Holmes. Serving as pallbearers will be Paul LeBouef, Hal McIver, Brian Holmes, Terry LeBouef, Scott Holmes and Tyler LeBouef. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary Catholic School, 2600 Bob Hall Rd, Orange, TX 77630 or to Southeast Texas Hospice, 912 W Cherry, Orange, TX 77630. The family would like to especially thank Kaylard LeBouef for all of her love, care and time spent taking care of Aunt Dot. They would also like to thank Altus Hospice and The Meadows for everything they have done to help during this time.

Frances Marie Hubert Bridge City Frances Marie Hubert, 89, longtime resident of Bridge City passed away Saturday, July 14, 2012 in Beaumont. A funeral service will be at 2 p.m., Friday, July 20, at Claybar Funeral Home Chapel in Bridge City. Officiating will be the Rev. David Logan of Word of Life Church in Port Arthur. Interment will follow at Orange Forest Lawn Cemetery. A gathering of family and friends will be from 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday at the funeral home. Mrs. Hubert was born Oct. 22, 1922, in Leesville, La. to Thomas I. and Lydia (Perkins) Mitchell. She was an Insurance Service Representive for Orange Insurance Agency. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, George Harvel Hubert; brother, Arnold E. Mitchell; and grandson, Gary Howard Morse Jr. Those left to cherish her memory are her daughter and son-in-law, Andria Lea and George Anderson of Port Arthur; grandchildren, Keli Graham of Mauriceville and Seth Anderson and wife, Carol of Fayetteville, N.C.; great-grandchildren, Jackeé Wyatt and husband, Doug, Miranda Deaton, Matthew Anderson, Ethan Anderson, Holland Anderson and Seth Aaron Anderson. She is also survived by her great-great-grandchildren, Ava Marie Newman, Preston Newman and Roselynn Deaton; very special nephew, James Mitchell and wife, Charlene; their son, Bryan Mitchell and wife, Holly; and their children, Luke and Ty. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or Harbor Hospice, 2450 N Major Dr, Beaumont TX 77713.

Honor Lee Smith Orange Honor Lee Smith, of Orange, went to be with Jesus at the age of 91 on Sunday, July 15, 2012 with her family by her side. Funeral services will be Thursday, July 19, at 2 p.m. at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating will be Honor Lee’s minister, the Rev. Herb Thompson, Pastor of First Baptist of West Orange Church. Burial will follow at Autumn Oaks Memorial Park. Visitation will began at 10 a.m., Thursday, at the Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Honor Lee was born in Ruston, La., May 29, 1921. She was the daughter of the late Henry Houston Harper and Minnie Ola (Sanders) Harper. She married her husband, Reece Smith, in Pitkin, La. before moving to Orange where she raised her family. She was kind and loving and had a sense of humor that was adored by all who knew her. She loved to read her Bible, work in her yard, and attended First Baptist of West Orange Church where she sang in the choir and was a Sunday school teacher for Pre-K. Above all her greatest joy in life was spending time with her family, who will all miss her dearly. Honor Lee was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 56 years, Reece Smith; her son, Terry Smith; her son-inlaw, Richard Gallas; her greatgrandson, Kory Smith; her brother, Dwayne Harper; and her sister, Opal Weldon. She is survived by her daughters Ann Smith of Orange, Joan Gallas of Bullard, Judy Sneed and husband Clyde of Mont Belvieu; and her sons Edward Smith and wife Juanita of Orange, Robert Smith and wife, Cherry of Buna, Harold Smith and wife, Penny of Tuscon, Ariz., Lynn Smith and wife, Renee of Orange, Rusty Smith and wife, Pam of Bridge City, and Mike Smith and wife, Vickie of Orange; her brother Robert Harper of Pitkin, La.; her sister, Wilma Sue Goetzman and husband LeRoy of Scott, La.; 18 grandchil-

dren, 34 great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren. Our family would like to thank the staff of The Meadows, with a special thanks to her favorite aide Jennifer. We would also like to thank Chris and Kristi of Odyssey Hospice Services. Honor Lee’s sons and grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Rosie Lee Sibley Orange Mrs. Rosie Lee Sibley, 87, of Orange died Tuesday, July 3, at her residence. A celebration of life was held Wednesday at the Mount Calvary Missionary Baptist Church. Dr. John H. Smith is the pastor. The Rev. R. L. Bishop, pastor of the Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church of Beaumont, officiated. A native of Many, La., she resided in Orange since 1968. She was a Dietician, retired from Lamar University. Her church home was the Rising Star Missionary Baptist Church. The Rev. Valley Johnson is pastor. She is survived by her sons, Willis Sibley and wife, Cassandra of Orange, John Sibley of Knoxville, Tenn., William Sibley Jr. and wife, Shirley of Dallas, James Sibley and wife, Bobbie of Montgomery, Texas, and Waymon Sibley and wife, Jackie of Lake Charles, La.; daughters, Minister Matalyn Gay, and husband, the Rev. Jack of Beaumont, and the Rev. Margaret Finnie and husband, Charles of Carson, Calif.; sisters, Carrie Lee Jones of Oakridge, Ore. and Gloria Jean Jones and husband, Andrew of Los Angeles, Calif.; 30 grandchildren, 43 greatgrandchildren, and 10 greatgreat-grandchildren.

Dora Stokmans Rogers Mauriceville Dora Stokmans Rogers, 64, of Mauriceville, died Wednesday, July 11, 2012 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont. Graveside services were held Saturday, July 14, at Parks Cemetery in Wells. Officiating was the Rev. David Millner. Born in Lufkin, on April 1, 1948, Dora was the daughter of Peter and Velma (Chumley) Stokmans. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in West Orange. She enjoyed attending church, bluegrass gospel music, playing the mandolin,

quilting, and photography. Preceded in death by her parents, Dora is survived by her husband, Jerry D. Rogers; son, Mark S. Rogers and wife, Carolyn; daughter Courtney Hinch and husband, Mark, all of Mauriceville; and grandchildren, Zoe Hinch, and Bella and Dylan Rogers. She is also survived by her brother, Johnny Stokmans of Lufkin; and sisters, Billie Wilmon of Dibol and Faye Merchant of Waco. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Calvary Baptist Church, P.O. Box 5856, Orange, TX 77631, or the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123.

Russell Clint Ross Orange Russell Clint Ross, 80, of Orange passed away Tuesday, July 10, 2012 at the Sabine House. A funeral service was held Friday, July 13, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Entombment followed at Orange Forest Lawn Cemetery. Mr. Ross was born in Henderson to Luther L. and Exa Pearl (Waller) Ross. He was a retired welder for the Pipefitters Local #195 where he had been a member since 1951. He traveled extensively across the United States during his career with the Local #195. There were also several Pipe Fabrication Shops throughout Texas and Tennessee that he was the superintendent for. He was a member and served as the Relations Officer for the Masonic Lodge #369 in Mayfield, KY and later moved his membership to the Pine Hill Masonic Lodge #23 in Henderson. He was an avid reader who enjoyed keeping up with world history and politics but most of all he was a loving husband, father and grandfather who was devoted to his family. He is preceded in death by his parents and daughter, Donna Ross. He is survived by his loving wife and high school sweetheart of 60 years, JoAnn Ross of Or-

ange; children, Russell Ross Jr. and wife, Vickie of West Lake, La., Renda Scott and husband, Norman of Little Cypress; Kent Ross and wife, Kim of Lake Charles, La., Twain Ross and wife, Heather of Bridge City, and Tobin Ross and wife Kadie of Orangefield. He is also survived by 12 grandchildren, four greatgrandchildren; and sister, Nell Almond and husband, Kenneth of The Woodlands. Serving as pallbearers were Russell Ross, Kent Ross, Twain Ross, Tobin Ross, Trent Sprayberry, Tyler Ross, Dylan Ross and Kevin Ross. The Ross family would like to thank the private caregivers, Tanisha Thibodeaux and Angie Washington for the wonderful care they gave Mr. Ross.

Cynthia “NieNie” Hoffpauir Mauriceville Cynthia “Nie-Nie” Hoffpauir, 47, of Mauriceville passed away at her home Wednesday, July 11, 2012. A funeral service was held, Saturday, July 14, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Interment followed at The Cemetery in Mauriceville. Mrs. Hoffpauir was born June 10, 1965, to Paul and June Burch. She was a homemaker and a licensed cosmetologist. She enjoyed cooking, garage sales, and being with her family and friends. She will be remembered as a loving, vibrant person who never met a stranger. She is preceded in death by her grandparents, Bertha and Andrew Trahan, and Bud and Mary Burch; and sister, Sharron Renae Burch. Those left to cherish her memory are her husband, Eddie Hoffpauir Jr. of Mauriceville; Paul and June Burch of Livingston; sister, Tammy Baker and husband, Nate of; Paul Burch and life partner, John Gray of Orange; brother, David Burch and wife, Janet of Livingston; brother, Jeremy Welch; brotherin-law, Michael Hoffpauir; and mother-in-law, Mary Stone. She’s also survived by Paul “Bubba” Baker III, Tamara Baker, David “Lil’ Dave” Burch Jr., Paul “Bud” Burch, Rebecca “Becca Boo” Roberts, Joseph “Joe Joe” Burch, Cody Hoffpauir and Kellie Redmon; and her beloved dog, Bella.

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Sabine FCU announces 2012 scholarship winners

Sabine Federal Credit Union is proud to give back to the communities they serve. Each year they award $8,000 in scholarships. A $1,000 scholarship is awarded to a graduate from each of the six high schools in Orange County and a Lamar State College – Orange student. Two $500 scholarships are also awarded to Credit Union Teen $avers (CUT$) club graduating seniors. The Bridge City High School winner is Brooklyn Hogden. She will be attending Houston Baptist University majoring in Kinesiology/Sports Medicine. Their Community Christian School High School winner is Lauren Jackson. She will be attending Sam Houston State University majoring in Education Kinesiology/Mathematics. The Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School winner is Erik Tutt. He will be attending Blinn Junior College majoring in Radiology Technology. Their winner from Orangefield High School is Jenna Cook. She will be attending Lamar University majoring in Business. The Vidor High School winner is Magen Jordan. She will be attending Lamar State College - Orange majoring in Dental Hygiene. From West Orange Stark High School, the winner is Allison Haynes. She will be attending the University of Texas at Austin majoring in Sociology and Government. The first CUT$ club winner is Madison Locke from Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School. She will be attending Texas A&M University majoring in Chemistry. The second CUT$ club winner is Haley Permenter from Orangefield High School. She will be attending McNeese University majoring in Mass Communications.

ARC recognizes volunteers The Orange County Chapter for the American Red Cross recently held their annual banquet and saluted their volunteers. An Honoree Award was given to Drake Blanchard by Berti Lokin. In addition, other awards were given to exceptional volunteers in other categories such as Health and Safety Volunteer to Kathy Crawley, Disaster Services Volunteer to Tina Wise, the New Volunteer of the Year goes to Brenda Wilson, the J.R. Aaron Award was given to Rocky Wilson, Board Volunteer of the Year was Sabrina Gray and Lynn Smith was named as the Volunteer of the Year. Total was recognized for the Caring Award for Humanitarian Service for their generous support and humanitarian leadership to the ARC which makes it possible for the chapter continue to provide services and assistance when emergencies or disasters occur. Much gratitude is given to Total as ARC works to salute them for their generosity in helping the ARC fulfill their mission. During the event, new members or current members up

Above: New and renewed members voted in are: Tommy Gunn, Kim Granger, Tim Schossow and Mike Powell. Not pictured: Larry David, Mike Snyder, Jim Larkin and Bruce Smith. Right: The Honoree Award was given to Drake Blanchard by Berti Lokin.

for renewal such as Tommy Gunn, Kim Granger, Tim Schossow, Mike Powell, Larry David, Mike Snyder, Jim Larkin and Bruce Smith were all voted in.

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Announcements Wright weds Broussard

Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Broussard. Carly Michelle Wright and Michael Andrew Broussard were united in marriage May 19, 2012, in Canyon Lake Texas. The ceremony was officiated Pastor Keith Royal from Winfree baptist Church. The bride is the daughter of David and Sharon Wright. The groom is the son of Ronnie and Phyllis Broussard. The couple enjoyed a honeymoon cruise to the Bahamas. They are currently residing in Port Neches.

Local Firefighter Retires

A retirement reception will be held 2-4 p.m., Thursday, July 19 honoring Firefighter Donnie Smith for his 31 years of service with the Orange Fire Department. The reception will be held at the Central Fire Station located at 501 N. Seventh St. in Orange in the Bush-Clinton Room.

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LCMCISD students selected for Lone Star Leadership Academy Dalan Jones, son of David and Tammy Jones, Trey Love, son of Joe and Cara Love, and Brianna Frenzel, daughter of Edward and Kimberly Frenzel, all students at Little Cypress Junior High School in the Little Cypress-Mauriceville Consolidated Independent School District, have been selected to travel to the Austin/San Antonio area as participants in Education in Action’s Lone Star Leadership Academy, July 8-13. Dalan, Trey and Brianna’s selection for the Academy was based on their outstanding academic success; demonstrated leadership abilities; nominations from their teachers, Donna Frederick and Sommer Reynolds; and their involvement in school and community activities. Education in Action, dedicated to empowering young people to be informed and active leaders in their communities, hosts the Lone Star Leadership Academy. Dalan, Trey and Brianna’s Texas State Representative and Senator will be notified of their accomplishments. They will be visiting the Austin offices of their State Legislators while attending the program. Joining a delegation of outstanding students from across the states, Dalan, Trey, and Brianna will develop leadership skills while learning about the great wstate of Texas and its leaders. They will learn about future career and internship opportunities and visit historically, politically, and geographically significant sites including the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum, LBJ Library, Alamo, Institute of Texan Cultures, Witte Museum State Cemetery, State Capitol, Supreme Court, and Aquarina Springs. Additional activities will include an evening around the campfire with a cowboy storyteller, IMAX Theater, bat watching on the Lone Star Riverboat, Natural Bridge Caverns, and a farewell program. The Lone Star Leadership Academy provides unique opportunities for outstanding 4th-8th graders to learn about the Spirit of Texas. Participants discuss what they learn, complete problem solving and decision-making simulations, exercise creativity, and practice presentation skills in Leadership Groups. In addition, participants have fun meeting other outstanding students and making new friends while adding to their resume of academic achievements, developing leadership skills, and

Obits. cont. from 7a Jean Levingston Orange Jean Levingston, 87, of Orange, died Thursday, July 12, 2012 at her residence. Funeral services were held Monday, July 16, at Claybar Funeral Home Chapel in Orange. Burial followed at Orange Forest Lawn Cemetery in West Orange. Born in El Reno, Okla., on Nov. 11, 1924, Jean was the daughter of Dempsey and Lovenia (Gallien) Perkins. She was a homemaker, and a member of First United Methodist Church in Orange where she had served as treasurer of her Sunday school class. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Melvin Levingston; son, Darryl Levingston; brother, Marvin Perkins; and sister, Peggy Prejean. Jean is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Dudley and Linda Levingston of Orange; two grandchildren, Christopher Levingston and David Levingston; two great-grandchildren, Laurie Levingston and Daniel Levingston; sister-in-law, Hester Perkins of West Orange

William Christopher “Chris” Harris Orange William Christopher “Chris” Harris, 45, of Orange, passed away Tuesday, July 10, 2012 at the Nacogdoches Medical Center in Nacogdoches. Services to honor his life were held Saturday, July 14, at the United Pentecostal Church in Deweyville with the Rev. Darrell Orange, officiating. Rite of Committal and Interment followed services where he was laid to rest next to his mother at the Harris Cemetery in West Orange. Chris was born on Feb. 12, 1967 in Orange, to his parents, Cecil Carroll Harris and Hilda Marie (Foreman) Harris. He was a lifelong resident of the Orange area and he worked as a common tasker at the Orange County Association for Retarded Citizens in Orange. Chris was a joyful man to be around. He enjoyed spending time with his family and especially going to see his grandparents. Chris also enjoyed eating cookies and ice cream in addition to many other sweets. Many of his family and friends will remember him for carrying around an empty dish washing soap bottle. Chris is preceded in death by his mother; his paternal grandparents, Cecil A. Harris and Jessie Ellen Newhouse Harris; his maternal grandparents, Ovenil Foreman and Emily Marie Morvent Foreman. Those who will most cherish his memory are his father, Cecil Carroll Harris of Deweyville; his sisters, Connie Wilkerson and husband, Thomas of Deweyville and Becky Smith of Deweyville; his brother, Lannie Reed Harris of Vidor, and his numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family. The family wishes to thank the staff of Orange Villa Nursing and Rehabilitation in Orange and special thanks to the staff of Trinity Rehabilitation in San Augustine for their loving care of Chris. Services were under the direction of Dorman Funeral Home in Orange.

Leonard B. Loeve West Orange Leonard B. Loeve, 86, of West Orange, died Friday, July 13, 2012 at Harbor Hospice Home in Beaumont. Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 17, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating was the Rev. Joseph P. Daleo of St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Entombment followed at St. Mary’s Cemetery Mausoleum in Orange. A rosary was recited Monday,

Dalan Jones and Trey Love were selected to participate in the Education in Action’s Lone Star Leadership Academy from July 8-13.

bringing home a wealth of information to supplement what they are learning in school. The Lone Star Leadership Academy calls for participants to become active citizens in their communities. Participants in the Lone Star Leadership Academy/Austin/San Antonio program must be in the 5th 6th, or 7th grade, maintain an 85 or higher average, demonstrate academic and leadership ability, receive an educator nomination, and be involved in school activities. Education in Action also offers the Lone Star Leadership Academy - Dallas/Fort Worth program for outstanding 4th-6th graders and the Houston/Galveston program for outstanding 6th-8th graders. Students involved in student government and service organizations are especially good candidates for Lone Star Leadership Academy programs. Educators are invited to nominate their outstanding fourth through eighth grade students for 2012 programs online Facilitator to student ratio is 1 to 10 and all facilitators are Texas educators. For more information about Education in Action or the Lone Star Leadership Academy - Dallas/Fort Worth, Austin/ San Antonio, or Houston/Galveston programs, call 817-5624957 or visit at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Born in Granger, Texas, on Oct. 10, 1925, Leonard was the son of Henry Vinc and Mary (Martinets) Loeve. He retired as an electrician for IBEW and Operating Engineer Local 450 in Nederland. Leonard was in the U.S. Navy, a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, and in the American Legion. He loved gardening and dearly loved his grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Clarence Loeve and Henry Loeve; sister, Earline Bryan; and grandson, Kenny Harris. Leonard is survived by his wife, Lucy Loeve of West Orange; daughters, Brenda Fay Rost and husband, Robert Joseph Nallie of Groves, Lois Ann Harris and husband, Larry M. Harris of West Orange; grandchildren, Jeffry Veitch and wife Jodi, Donnie Veitch and wife, Jennifer, Jimmy Veitch and wife, Lesa, Randy Veitch and wife, Leslie, Chelli Romero, Ronda Sullivan and fiancé, Randall LaHood, and Amanda Romero and fiancé, George Coon; 16 greatgrandchildren; four great-greatgrandchildren; brother, Edward Loeve and wife. Rosemary of Austin; and sister, Velma Loeve of Granger. Serving as pallbearers were Jeffry Veitch, Donnie Veitch, Jimmy Veitch, Randy Veitch, George Coon, and Randall LaHood. Honorary pallbearers were Henry Lee Loeve, Larry Joe Loeve, and Jeffery Loeve.

Clinton Allen Orange Clinton Allen, 71, of Orange died July 3 at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont. A celebration of life was held Saturday, July 14 at the Mount Calvary Baptist Church. Dr. John H. Smith, pastor, officiated. Rites of Christian Burial followed in Hollywood Community Cemetery under the direction of Sparrow Funeral Home. A native of San Augustine, he resided in Orange 67 years. He retired from the City of Pinehurst as an operator in the maintenance department. He is survived by his wife, Elvena Allen of Orange; sons, Vajanzo Allen, Valenti Allen and wife, April, and Vonti Allen and wife, Jalanta, all of Orange; daughters, Valentina Allen and Valda Allen-Ham-

mond and husband, Sidney, both of Houston; brothers, Therron Allen of Orange, and Glenn Allen and wife, Tiffany of Houston; sisters, Lucinda Martin, Gloria Allen, and Margie Degay and husband, James, all of Orange, Verlie Williams and husband, Donald of Houston and Lee Fairy Abrams of Picayune Miss.; 10 grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.

Bobby Joe Walker Formerly Bridge City Bobby Joe Walker, 85, formerly of Bridge City passed away Friday, July 13, 2012 at his home in Lumberton after a brief illness, surrounded in love by his wife and three children. A funeral service was held at the Claybar Funeral Home Chapel in Bridge City Tuesday, July 17. Officiating was the Rev. Brad Morgan of St. Paul United Methodist Church in Bridge City. Interment followed at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. Mr. Walker was born March 26, 1927 in Emblem, Texas to William Herman and Mildred (Craig) Walker. He was a member of the Pipefitters Local 195, was an instructor and loved teaching the apprentices. He also served on the Pension Trust Board for the Pipefitters Local 195. There were many magnificent gardens that he enjoyed producing over the years. He also enjoyed walking and yard work but he was happiest when completing his crossword puzzles. He is preceded in death by his parents and is survived by his wife of 58 years, Ruth Walker of Lumberton; son and daughterin-law, Richard and Linda Walker of Colorado; daughters and sons-in-law, Judy and Kenneth Hymel of Bellville, Bobbie and A.J. Lemoine of Port Arthur and Becky Jones of Beaumont. He is also survived by seven grandchildren; two step granddaughters; eight great-grandchildren; sister, Kate Russell and brother, Richard Walker both of Beaumont. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to St. Paul United Methodist Church, 1155 W Roundbunch, Bridge City, TX 77611.

To The Many Friends of The Late Imogene Johnson McKinney We wish to extend our sincere appreciation and thanks for the many kindnesses shown to us during the illnesses and recent death of our Mother, Imogene McKinney. We also wish to thank you for the cards, prayers, food, condolences and the support we received. We extend a special appreciation to Doctor James B. Jones of Orange; Advantage Plus of Orange and their staff, especially Paige, Telisa, Brian Glen and Chris; Harbor Hospice Hospital of Beaumont and their wonderful, caring staff; Constable Mark Philpott; Second Baptist Church and the Rev. Bobby Hoffpauir; Steve Sanders and Nancy Pierce; Claybar Funeral Home; John Stephenson IV; and Dan Darmer. ~ Clarence & Raylene Terrell, Ricky & Carol and Rocky & Karen McKinney ~


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BC Little League Girls and Boys Head To State Tournaments

The 9-10 year old girls softball all-star team from Bridge City Little League recently won sectionals and will be attending the state tournament in Seguin starting this weekend. Pictured are: Rylee Oceguera, Aleah McClanahan, Shay Fredeck, Edyn Miller, Alexis Sturrock, Abby Anderson, Kyndall Harrison, Erin Ramsey, Faith Fregia, Jenna Hutto, Peyton Trapp, Courtney Ball. Coaches: Tony Ball, Jody Anderson, Rachel Oceguera, and Tim Trapp (not shown).


Bridge City Little League 10 year olds from District 32 captured the title of Texas East Section 2 Champions on Saturday night beating Orwall National 6-3 in Groves. BCLL went undefeated through the Section 2 Tournament beating Jasper and North Shore before claiming the victory. The team advances to the State Tournament to be held in Tyler. They will play the Section 3 winner on July 21st at 6 p.m. at Faulker Park in Tyler for their first game. Pictured: (L to R) Jordan Alexander (LCM), Colby Collins (BC), Rylan Ply (BC), Cameron Yadon (BC), Kadeon Evans (OF), Logan Hamm (BC), Ryan Ellis (BC), Tyler Greenwood (OF), Kent Michael (OF), Jackson Tims (WOS), Luke Mulholland (BC) and Tanner Wilson (BC). Coaches: Darren Wilson, Todd Yadon and Michael Evans.


I spent the past week running the roads between Jasper and Houston and there wasn’t a ditch or low lying field that wasn’t under water. While no one is complaining after last year’s drought all but dried up the impoundments across the state, most of that runoff will have to exit though Sabine lake via the Sabine and Neches Rivers. Thus far, it hasn’t washed out the incredibly good bite that we have enjoyed for the better part of a month, but it is still raining today and the fish and bait will adjust to the diminishing salinity levels at some point. Water clarity,

which can also go to pot overnight due to high winds, affects angler confidence far more than it does the catching, but it’s the salinity factor that will eventually move the fish and alter the best of patterns. The worst mistake you can ever make as a fisherman is finding a reason to not go fishing, but simply assuming that the bay fishing needs some time to recover following a major rain event can be a mistake as well. At the very worst, should it continue to rain non-stop, most of the trout, redfish and flounder

currently occupying the north end of the lake will just ease off into the more comfortable depths afforded by the river and ICW. At the same time, the fish on the south end of the lake may not move at all due to the closer proximity to the Gulf and incoming tides that are not as diluted. As late as Sunday afternoon, the gulls were still working in the Blue Buck area on an incoming tide and the trout and reds were still hustling shad. The last areas to be effected will be the bayous on the east side of the lake and the Bessie Heights and Keith Lake marshes as their resident redfish and flounder have no reason to leave as long COLBURN SEE PAGE 2B

The redfish could care less about fresh water runoff from recent rains. RECORD PHOTO: Dickie Colburn


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BCLL All-Star softball team in playoffs heading to state . . .

BCLL All-Star softball pitcher Peyton Trapp in playoff action.

Abby Anderson gets a hit for the BCLL All-Star softball team.

Aleah McClanahan slides in safe at home during All-Star playoffs.

BCLL All-Star Faith Fregia makes the play from the outfield.

Alexis Sturrock hits for the BCLL All-Star softball team.

Kyndall Harrison leaps to catch a fly ball against the outfield wall.

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as the bait hangs around. Even the trout that ride it out in the deeper band of saltier water in the ICW will still move up on the shallow flats in the lake to feed. For that reason alone, concentrating your efforts on those breaks can be very productive if the easier bite in the open lake take a little while to rebound.

Should you choose to spend more time in Black’s, Johnson’s and the canals leading into the Game Reserve, do not overlook the fact that you will have to have a current Louisiana fishing license in your possession. Your last year’s license expired in June! Rain or no rain, it is a sure bet that the folks that earn

their keep over at 905 W. Park have already put the hay in the barn for their upcoming tournament. The 25th annual OCARC fishing tournament is set for August 3rd and 4th and rain may be an inconvenience, but I recall only one time in all of those years when it took a flood to postpone the big weekend.

With their dedicated sponsorships in place, it is angler participation and community support that always sends the event over the top. The majority of fishermen that sign up every year do so simply because they appreciate and value the work ethic of everyone associated with the center, but the prize money isn’t bad either and the modest entry fee fits the tightest of budgets! Unlike everything from gasoline to groceries, the $25 en-

try fee has not gone up in years and kids under 16 not only fish for free, but can win prizes as well. There are ten different categories that pay 30 places ranging from $250 to $25 in cash and trophies. There is also a $50 payday for the winner of the coveted “Don Hubbard” mudcat division. The largest bass, trout, speck, and redfish are all worth $250. In further promoting the family oriented concept, an “Appaloosa Red”

category has been added this year giving every angler a realistic shot at cashing one of those hefty $250 checks. The angler that brings a 20 to 27inch red to the scales with the most spots wins the pot! The tournament kicks off at 5 p.m. on the 3rd with the weigh-in set for 6 p.m. on the 4th . For more information you can go by the center at 905 W. Park here in Orange or call them at 409-886-1363.

Dez Bryant accused of assaulting mom Dallas Cowboy wide receiver Dez Bryant was arrested Monday after being accused of attacking his mother during an argument, hitting her arms and face, te Associated Press reported. He faces a charge of family violence, a misdemeanor punishable by up to a year in jail and a $4,000 fine. The Cowboys had no comment on the latest stumble by Bryant since the Cowboys drafted him out of Oklahoma State in 2010. Bryant had spent this offseason watching film, working on his conditioning and staying out of trouble off the field. Others noticed he was in better shape and more focused. The 23-year-old Bryant surrendered Monday after police in DeSoto, south of Dallas, issued a warrant. Police said Angela Bryant called 911 Saturday to complain her son was assaulting her. Police arrived to find her with a swollen wrist and thumb and bruising on her upper arms, police Capt. Ron Smith said. She told po-

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ant posted $1,500 bond. Smith declined to say Tuesday what caused the argument. “I don’t know what the exact startup was, what caused everything,” Smith said. “I just know that his mother got involved and got injured.” Police plan to send their case later this week to Dallas prosecutors, Smith said. West said Tuesday that he was still investigating the circumstances of Saturday’s incident. One of his primary goals, he said, was to “make certain that the family heals.” “I know that Dez loves his mother,” West said. “I know his mother loves him.” West declined to say if Dez and Angela Bryant have spoken since Saturday or what may have caused their argument.






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Texas early migratory seasons set for dove, teal and Canada geese

No wrong way to fish OUTDOORS CAPT. CHUCK UZZLE For The Record For many of us the summer months mean different things when it comes to the sport of fishing. There are those who can only dream of clean blue prop wash, flat seas at dawn, and an endless expanse of gulf as far as the eye can see. For others the thought of rushing into the bay amid the sounds of working birds and fleeing bait gets their heart pumping in anticipation of hungry trout and redfish by the bunch. Still others look forward to the quiet solitude of anchoring up on their favorite “hole” with a live well full of fresh bait, a cooler full of cold drinks and their best buddy in the seat next to them. All of the above sound inviting and each group would be hard pressed to change their tactics because in their world their pattern or mode is just right and that’s what summer fishing is all about. On each end of the fishing spectrum there are two different types of anglers with one common goal, they just go about achieving that goal in different ways. Both groups enjoy the sport and all that comes along with it, they just apply varying methods. On one end you have the high profile folks who attack their sport with a passion that borders on obsession. Tournament anglers fit into this category since they know no boundaries when it comes to chasing their favorite fish. These folks study charts, maps, and graphs like a student trying to earn a degree. In a very short time these “machines” made to look like humans can decipher nearly any body of water and know it as good or better than the locals, it’s amazing how good some of these folks are. Case in point, the anglers who fish the Oberto Redfish Cup are easily some of the best anglers who ever fired up an outboard. The lengths these guys go to in order to pattern fish in new locations is nothing short of mind boggling, I am continually amazed at how they consistently find fish on foreign water. Let’s back up a minute and look at the folks who fall on the other end of the fishing spectrum, the weekend pleasure fishermen. Now don’t get me wrong there are some really good fishermen who just pleasure fish, they just choose to fish for fun instead of dollars and there is definitely something to be said for that. Nothing ruins a good time fishing for some folks like making it a contest or putting pressure on a relaxing event. Some of the very best times I have ever had on a boat were sitting on anchor drowning shad or shrimp in the Sabine River with any number of friends or family. The social interaction and low stress atmosphere is at times exactly what the doctor ordered. On this end of the spectrum is where you find the family fishermen and kids, this is probably why I like to hang out on this end the best. Kids and summer fishing is a match made in heaven as far as I’m concerned. It really doesn’t make a difference what the fish is as long as it bites for the most part, just ask kids and they will tell you as long as it pulls it’s good. I wish more folks would subscribe to that theory, we could all learn a little bit from kids. Now so far my summer has been full of both styles of fishermen and they have both been enjoyable to say the least. I have pre-fished for a couple of high profile redfish tournaments with some really good fishermen who have taught me as much as I could ever hope to teach them. We fished together and compared notes for several days and it was interesting to see them bring different techniques to my home water. I always enjoy hearing about other places these guys fish but it’s also really cool when they talk about how nice your own water is, it makes you step back sometimes and appreciate things you take for granted. Running around the marshes and waterways with high profile tournament anglers is a good time but nothing compares to watching a group of kids enjoying the sport. One special summer moment that comes to mind was when my select baseball team played a tournament in Lake Charles Louisiana. Several members of our team stayed together at a cabin on Calcasieu Lake and every moment we weren’t playing baseball we were fishing. It didn’t matter how hot or tired these guys were as soon as we stopped the car at the cabin it was a mad dash for the pier. There few things cooler than seeing a bunch of kids still in their uniforms catching fish and just having a blast. The whole weekend went perfect as our team won the championship title and came back to the cabin and celebrated by catching a bunch of fish. That was easily one of the coolest things I have ever been a part of, hands down. Regardless of where you fit in the whole sport of fishing it doesn’t matter as long as you enjoy the sport. Once anglers realize this fact we will all be better off in the long run. I encourage every one of you to get out on the water and share your love for the sport with someone who might never have fished before, you will get as much or more out of the trip as they will I guarantee it.

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AUSTIN -- The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service SRC (Service Regulations Committee) has approved the 2012-2013 Texas early migratory game bird seasons, including a 70-day season and 15-bird daily bag statewide for dove, a 16-day early season statewide for teal, and 16-day early season for Canada geese in the Eastern Goose Zone. Texas dove season in the North and Central Dove Zones will run from Saturday, Sept. 1 through Wednesday, Oct. 24 and reopen Saturday, Dec. 22 through Sunday, Jan. 6, with a 15-bird daily bag and not more than two white-tipped doves. The South Zone dove season will run Friday, Sept. 21 through Sunday, Oct. 28, reopening Saturday, Dec. 22 through Tuesday, Jan. 22 with a 15-bird daily bag and not more than two white-tipped doves. The Special White-winged Dove Area will be restricted to afternoon-only (noon It’s awful tough to beat fishing from a comfortable dock on one of those hot summer evenings.

Master Naturalist Program Seeks Applicants Sttaff Reoprt For The Record

AUSTIN -- Seven chapters of the Texas Master Naturalist program have scheduled summer and fall training classes for volunteers wanting to learn about natural resource and conservation management. With 44 chapters state-wide, the Texas Master Naturalist program aims to develop a corps of well-informed citizen volunteers who educate their communities about the management of natural resources. The main qualification needed to become a Certified Texas Master Naturalist is an interest in learning and playing an active part in conservation. Volunteers will receive a minimum of 40 hours training from educators and specialists from places such as universities, natural resource agencies, nature centers and museums. Training topics include interpretation and management of natural resources, ecological concepts, eco-regions in Texas and natural systems management. Volunteers are expected to give 40 hours of service a year in community education, demonstration and habitat enhancement projects. They are also expected to pursue a minimum of eight hours of advance training in areas of personal interest. MASTER NATURALIST PAGE 4B

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Chronic Wasting Disease detected in far West Texas deer Staff Report For The Record

AUSTIN -- Samples from two mule deer recently taken in far West Texas have been confirmed positive for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD). These are the first cases of CWD detected in Texas deer. Wildlife officials believe the event is currently isolated in a remote part of the state near the New Mexico border. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) and the Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) implemented regionally-focused deer sample collection efforts after the disease was detected in the Hueco Mountains of New Mexico during the 201112 hunting season. With the assistance of cooperating landowners, TPWD, TAHC, and USDA-APHIS-Wildlife Services biologists and veterinarians collected samples from 31 mule deer as part of a strategic CWD surveillance plan designed to determine the geographic extent of New Mexico’s findings. Both infected deer were taken from the Hueco Mountains of northern El Paso and Hudspeth counties. CWD is a member of the group of diseases called transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSEs). Other diseases in this group include scrapie in sheep, bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE or mad cow disease) in cattle, and Cruetzfeldt-Jakob disease in humans. CWD among cervids is a progressive, fatal disease that commonly results in altered behavior as a result of microscopic changes made to the brain of affected animals. An animal may carry the disease for years without outward indication, but in the latter stages, signs may include listlessness, lowering of the head, weight loss, repetitive walking

These are the first cases of CWD detected in Texas deer.

in set patterns, and a lack of responsiveness. CWD is not known to affect humans. Tissue samples were initially tested by the Texas Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory in College Station, with confirmation by the National Veterinary Services Laboratory in Ames, Iowa. “Now that we have detected CWD in Texas, our primary objective is to contain this disease,” said Carter Smith, TPWD Executive Director. “Working collaboratively with experts in the field we have developed protocols to address CWD and implementation is already under way.” There is no vaccine or cure for CWD, but steps have been taken to minimize the risk of the disease spreading from beyond the area where it currently exists. For example, human-induced movements of wild or captive deer, elk, or other susceptible species will be restricted and mandatory hunter check stations will be established. “This is obviously an unfortunate and rather significant development,” said TPW Commission Chairman, T. Dan Friedkin. “We take the presence of this disease very seriously and have a plan of

Waterfowl season to sunset) hunting the first two full weekends in September running from Sept. 1-2 and 8-9 and reopen when the regular South Zone season begins on Friday, Sept. 21 through Sunday, Oct. 28 and again from Saturday , Dec. 22 through Friday, Jan. 18. The Special White-winged Dove Area season takes four of the

action to deal with it. The Department will do whatever is prudent and reasonable to protect the state’s deer resources and our hunting heritage.” Although wildlife officials cannot say how long the disease has been present in Texas or if it occurs in other areas of the state, they have had an active CWD surveillance program for more than a decade. “We have tested more than 26,500 wild deer in Texas since 2002, and the captivedeer industry has submitted more than 7,400 CWD test results as well,” said Mitch Lockwood, Big Game Program Director with TPWD. “But that part of West Texas is the toughest place to conduct an adequate CWD surveillance program because so few deer are harvested out there each hunting season. Thanks to the cooperation and active participation of several landowners, we were able to begin getting an idea of the prevalence and geographic distribution of the disease without needing to remove many deer.” The TAHC regulates cervid species not indigenous to Texas such as elk, red deer, and sika deer. TAHC oversees a voluntary CWD herd moni-


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allowable 70 days, so when the regular season opens, this area must close four days earlier than the rest of the South Zone. During the early two weekends, the daily bag limit is 15 birds, to include not more than four mourning doves and 2 white-tipped doves. Once the general season opens, the aggregate bag

limit will be 15 with no more than 2 white-tipped doves. The early teal season will run Sept. 15-30 statewide with a daily bag limit of four teal. The early Canada goose season will also run Sept. 15-30 in the East Goose Zone with a bag limit of three Canada geese. The possession limit is twice the daily bag limit.

Master Naturalist Program Enrollment is limited in most chapters and some registration deadlines are fast approaching. Chapters offering volunteer training this summer and fall include: --Houston: Gulf Coast

toring status program with the intent to facilitate trade and marketability for interested cervid producers in Texas. Cervid herds under either TPWD or TAHC authority may participate in the commission’s monitored CWD program. The basis of the program is that enrolled cervid producers must provide an annual herd inventory, and ensure that all mortalities during the previous year were tested for CWD and the disease was not detected. Wildlife biologists, hunters, and landowners would certainly have preferred for Texas mule deer populations to have not been dealt this challenge, but TPWD and TAHC have developed a CWD Management Plan that includes management practices intended to contain the disease. The management plan includes input from the CWD Task Force, which is comprised of deer and elk producers, wildlife biologists, veterinarians and other animal-health experts from TPWD, Texas Animal Health Commission, Department of State Health Services, Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine, and USDA. The disease was first recognized in 1967 in captive mule deer in Colorado. CWD has also been documented in captive and/or free-ranging deer in 19 states and 2 Canadian provinces, including neighboring New Mexico. More information on CWD can be found on TPWD’s website, http://www.tpwd.state. or at the Chronic Wasting Disease Alliance website, http://www.cwd-info. org. More information about the TAHC CWD herd monitoring status program may be found at

Chapter. Training begins Aug. 25 and ends Oct. 30. Class is limited to 25 students. Orientation is on a Saturday and classes are Tuesday evenings with five field trips on Saturdays. Schedule is pending. For

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OCP: The Next Generation

Penny LeLeux For The Record

Sunday was the last performance for the Orange Community Players Young Peoples Workshop’s production of “Breaking the News 2.” It was a fun filled show premised as a news program with commercials; current and make believe. The cast was actually small compared to other years. Usually the workshop is filled with 50 or more eager theater students. This year there were only about 35 kids in the classes. Alaniz Vasquez, one of the directors said he thinks a church camp was in session the same time as auditions. The smaller group didn’t matter; it was the quality of the kids that blew them away. “Where have these kids been hiding?” directors kept asking each other. Vasquez said, “These kids are great! It’s the next generation. We want to keep these kids together.” Vasquez said the last group of young people this cohesive has graduated and gone off to college. The directors are making plans to keep this group

together with other projects throughout the year. “Maybe just one production; but definitely some workshops,” said Vasquez. The Young People’s Theater Workshop began in 1985 under the leadership of Diana Hill and Jeff Hattman. Hattman recently passed away. She was the last founding member of Orange Community Players Inc. The workshop provides a full theatrical experience from learning about costuming and makeup, to stage fighting and auditioning. After a week of classes, students prepared auditions and started work on their production of “Breaking the News 2” I find it interesting directors feel they have found the “Next Generation” right at the passing of the last generation. Could Hattman not only have been a “director to the end,” but a director still? Hmmmm, many have long suspected there are spirits about the theater. Could Hattman have joined the ethereal cast? Who knows? Either way, Vasquez is hoping he has the makings of the next youth board. Actors are listed in alpha-

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TxDMV releases new general-issue plate

“The Texas Classic,” the new general-issue license plate released by the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV). The Texas Classic is white with black lettering, and features the Texas star, state silhouette, and “The Lone Star State” slogan. It also comes with a new security feature. The TxDMV is currently shipping The Texas Classic plates to the state’s 254 county tax offices. But don’t rush out to get it. To save taxpayer money and avoid waste, counties must first exhaust their inventory of the current general-issue plate before issuing the new one. For the fashion conscious, the black and white plate’s classic design will go with any color car or light truck. If you think of yourself as a little retro then this plate is sure to match your taste. And if you just want a simple, easy-to-read license plate, this is the one for you. While the TxDMV does not expect any license plate design to please everyone, The Texas Classic offers something for all Texans: Public safety. “The TxDMV Board unanimously approved this plate design because it meets high standards

for public safety, and that is our first priority,” said TxDMV Board Chairman Victor Vandergriff. “The majority of the almost 22 million registered vehicles in Texas display the general-issue plate,” Vandergriff added. “The Texas Classic plate design isn’t colorful like some of the specialty plates or the current general-issue plate, but it is a purposeful license plate that is supported by law enforcement.” The Texas Classic includes: Two new, high-visibility security threads embedded into the license plate sheeting join the existing holograms. Texas is the first state in the country to provide dual security threads, making it easier for law enforcement to spot legitimate plates. Bigger plate numbers. The plate letters and numbers are a full inch wide and just over 2 ½ - inches tall. A new license plate pattern. Plates will be issued with three letters followed by four numbers. By keeping the letters and numbers separate in the alpha-numeric pattern, the seven- character license plate number is easier to remember. This is convenient for plate owners, and also provides better recall for law enforcement and citizen witnesses.The TxDMV believes many Texans will embrace The Texas Classic. The top-selling license plate design for the state’s specialty plate marketing vendor, My Plates, is a black and white design. Texans who prefer to have a different plate design may choose from a variety of specialty license plates available from the TxDMV or My Plates. Currently, there are about 1.2 million Texas vehicles with specialty license plates. Specialty plates have the added advantage of personalization, which is not available on the general-issue license plate. Those who like the current multi-colored, general-issue plate can keep those plates until they are due for mandatory replacement. All state license plates are replaced every seven years due to a loss in reflectivity. More information on license plates, including The Texas Classic, is available at www.TxDMV.go

Fifth Annual His & Hers Weekend to be held at Ford Arena

Great Events, ONE Huge Weekend- This innovative event is the marriage of two popular, longrunning, consumer shows: The Southeast Texas Great Outdoors Expo and The Peddler Show, for three days of family fun with over 150 vendors and entertainment that is sure to please both the avid shopper and outdoorsman in your household. One admission ticket gets you into both events so men and women will finally be able to shop together- and like it!  Parking is FREE! The Peddler Show has been offering Texas shoppers a one-of-a-kind shopping experience for over 30 years. Customers will be able to find unique gifts at more than 70 peddlers for all those special occasions-weddings, birthdays, holidays as well as a variety of customizable items for themselves-adult and children’s clothing, home décor, gourmet foods, hand-crafted art and more! The 5th Annual Great Outdoors Expo is an outdoorsman’s haven, carrying the best in hunting, camping, boating and fishing gear.  This year the Expo features great entertainment. Deadly snake handler Robert Ackerman, who has been featured on Animal Planet and America’s Got Talent, will have a show at 4 and 6 p.m. on Friday; 10 a.m., 2 p.m., 5 p.m., and 7 p.m. on Saturday; and noon, 2 and 3 p.m. on Sunday. His & Hers Weekend also hosts the stars from the History Channel’s most popular series “Swamp People,” for two meet and greet opportunities – courtesy of County Home and Ranch. The “Swamp People” star Liz will appear on Friday from 3 to 8 p.m. and Troy Landry and his gator hunting partner, son Jacob, will make an appearance from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday. The His & Hers Weekend offers something for the kids as well!  Children of all ages will enjoy the Bubble Runners, where they can enter a plastic ball and walk on water. This unique event will take place July 20-22 at Ford Arena and Exhibit Hall.  Shoppers will be able to gain access to both shows with one paid admission of $6 for adults, $5 for seniors 65+ and children 5-11 and children under 5 are FREE. One admission is good all weekend with a wristband!  Hours are Friday 3 to 8 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more info, go to or Parking is FREE.

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On SOlid GrOund by Pearl Burgess I planted a tree, and to help it grow I watered, fed, and used a hoe, Placed stones around, made a flower bed To grow pretty flowers, pink and red. The tree flourished, grew very tall Limbs spread out to welcome all, Producing much fruit for all to eat A home for birds was a special treat. Storms came, lightening, wind and hail Limbs bent low, but the tree didn’t fail, The fruit helped those that were in need The homeless and hungry were able to feed. Like the tree, we grow and look around With feet planted on God’s solid ground, Seeing much need, we may shed a tear But we hear God’s voice, “Do not fear.” On bended knee we humbly pray To help each other day by day God will guide through storms and strife His mercy will give us “The Tree of Life.”


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BRIEFS Faith UMC to host Kidz Adventure Camp Faith United Methodist    Church, located at 8608 MLK, Jr. Drive, Orange,  announces their annual Kidz Adventure Camp.  Creative adventures in a Christian setting that will leave a lasting impact on children, ages five through entering fifth grade. Dates are: July 24 - Power of Cooking,  taught by Judie Wilson. July 26 - Water Power, fun time with games and water activities.    Hours:  9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Registration forms may be picked up at the church during office hours 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday, or by calling the office at 886-1291 for a form to be mailed to you. Online registration is available at: Each camp session provides lunch, snacks and a 2012 Adventure Camp t-shirt. For more information call the church office at 409-886-1291, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Ministerial Alliance to hold “Summertime Community Singing” The Bridge City/Orangefield Ministerial Alliance would like to invite the public to their 8th annual “Summertime Community Singing” This year the event will be held at Well of Hope Christian Fellowship Church in Bridge City on Saturday, July 28. The singing will begin at 6 p.m. and will include many of the churches in Bridge City and Orangefield. The event is a Christmas fundraiser for December activities. The Ministerial Alliance services the needs of the Bridge City and Orangefield communities through the ministers and their churches. Donations through activities such as this help the Ministerial Alliance provide to those in need throughout the year.

Rev: Evan Dolive:

Family event at Second Baptist Church Second Baptist Church invites families to “Babylon: Daniel’s Courage in Captivity.” This summer family event will be 6-8 p.m., July 29 to Aug. 2. Families will step back in time at Babylon, exploring Daniel’s adventures as a captive in a foreign land. Kids and adults will participate in a memorable Bible-times marketplace, sing, play teamwork building games, share Bible times snacks, visit Daniel and collect Bible Memory Makers to remind them of God’s Word. Everyone learns to look for evidence of God all around them through something called God sightings. Each day concludes at Celebration, a time of upbeat worship that gets everyone involved. Kids and adults at Babylon will join more than a million participants reaching out to needy kids through a hands-on mission project called Operation Kid-to-Kid, in which families will raise money for mosquito nets to combat malaria. For more information call 409-735-8156.

Salem UMC to host Devil’s Funeral Salem United Methodist Church, located at 402 W. John Street in Orange, will host the Devil’s Funeral on Sunday, July 29. Everyone is invited to attend.

Go Green for God seeks uniforms The Go Green for God committee at the First United Methodist Church in Orange would like to recycle gently used school uniforms at the “Last Blast” program on the church grounds on Aug. 18. If you have gently used uniforms your child has outgrown, you can bring them by the church office at 502 6th Street in Orange. Your donations will go to help someone in need.

St. Paul UMC to sell cookbooks St. Paul United Methodist Church is selling homegrown, local cookbooks. All of the recipes come from members. The cookbook has tried and true recipes. The cost is $20 and all proceeds go to our mission funds. Please call the church 735-5546 or come by from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and pick up a copy.

America’s Only Hope?

As the election season is about kick into high gear, the number stating that God is a vengeful, bully God. We are saying that God of political attack ads will increase exponentially the closer we is a God who will only do things for humanity if humanity acts draw to November. The claims will begin small by showing vot- a certain way. Proponents of this theology believe that the probing records and then will grow into personal attacks. There is lems faced in society and the world can all be solved if the world would just repent and turn back to God, then and 141 days until the general election and it is only only then would God be nice enough to grant the going to get worse. world peace and harmony. Is God really that mad One of the claims that political figures like to about so called “wicked things” that the one repostulate is that they are the only hope for the fucourse God has is to send plagues and do nothing? ture of America, their ideals and the country. Is God punishing America for Harry Potter or MagEach side of the isle will believe that they are the ic Mike? I have a hard time believing this is the sure fire answer for America. The other day I saw case. This is not the God that I know, love and serve. a bumper sticker and a yard sign that caught my Where’s the unconditional love that is espoused in attention. It wasn’t for a certain political candichurches and what about that amazing grace we date or party, rather it read “Prayer: America’s proclaim? Is that out the window because of the Only Hope- 2 Chronicles 7:14.” “decline of American values?” I looked up the scripture and it reads, “if my God is not a God who sits on a throne and waits people who belong to me will humbly pray, seek for people to mess up so that God may send a lightmy face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I ning bolt to the evil doer. I am not saying that prayer will hear from heaven, forgive their sin, and heal Rev. Evan Dolive is not a useful tool to connect with the Divine and to their land,” (CEB 2011). This scripture is taken enter into a relationship with God, but thinking that just befrom a declaration from God to King Solomon. There are some problems, however, with using this scripture cause you lied or stole a piece of gum when you were a child for the sole advancement of the United States. First, this scrip- means that the suffering you are going through is your fault is ture is taken out of context; this verse is taken from the middle far off the mark. In a world where we like facts, to know why something is the of a sentence that God spoke of Solomon. The complete sentence is “When I close the sky so that there is no rain or I order the lo- way it is, we have a hard time understanding the movement of custs to consume the land or I send a plague against my people, God in the world. Why is there so much poverty in such a prosif my people who belong to me will humbly pray, seek my face, perous land? Why are there so many cases of disease? Why are and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, children going to be hungry at night? All of these questions and forgive their sin, and heal their land.” (CEB 2011). The author of many more can keep us up at night but the fact of the matter is, 2 Chronicles is showing us that to the Israelite people there is a the answer is not that they forgot to repent for some “wicked connection between what God is doing and what God can do. thing.” As followers of Christ we called to bring wholeness to The hinging factor in all of this is the willingness of the Israelite the broken, completeness to the incomplete. This is not done by placing a bumper sticker on our cars or a putting a sign in our people. Secondly, what “wicked ways” is this scripture calling human- yard. It is done by serving faithfully and boldly in a world that is ity to turn away from? Is there a list somewhere that I am not desperate need of a ray of hope, care and love. I am not saying that prayer is not needed in the world today, aware of? Some would argue that it should be the scriptural laws contained within the Bible, but then which ones do we follow? but claiming that God will restore the world when all of humanDoes this mean that every God fearing Christian should be held ity thinks one particular way about God is a bit much. It puts a to the 600+ laws contained in the Old Testament? Or are these lot of pressure on the followers of Christ and on God. Let’s just “wicked things” just a smattering of what certain religious com- work for the betterment of the world and stop blaming one anmunities and leaders believe is the true will of God? Given the other. Rev. Evan M. Dolive is an ordained minister in the Christian sheer number of Christian denominations and expressions how Church (Disciples of Christ). He currently serves as Associate could one list ever be completely agreed upon? With this said, this scripture cannot be applied to today and Minister at First Christian Church (DOC) in Orange. Rev. Dolthe current American economic or political landscape. If we are ive can be reached via email at evan@evandolive or online at to take the theology of this segment of scripture then we are

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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:

402 W. John Ave. 409-883-2611 Is there something missing in your life? Are you seeking answers? Do you need a spiritual foundation? God’s got a Blessing with your name on it! Come worship with us! 11 a.m. Sunday morning Wacky Bible Study--Tuesday at noon Evening Bible Study--Wednesday--6 p.m. Studying “This Place Called Heaven” for the next weeks, beginning Sunday, July 22. Reverend Dr. Carolyn McCall, Pastor

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

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

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!”

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!

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

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

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

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

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!

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The Record • Week of Wednesday, July 18, 2012 • 9B

Get the whole family organized at back-to-school time

THEME: Children’s Books

Clues Across 1. Rushed 6. Church seat 9. *Paddington Bear’s homeland 13. Convex molding 14. Popular activity at Heavenly in CA 15. “Harold & _____ Go to White Castle” 16. Army aid 17. Precedes senator 18. Circular gasket 19. Drum sound 21. *Willy Wonka’s heir 23. Longest division of geological time 24. *Pinocchio dreamed of becoming this type of boy 25. He floated like a butterfly? 28. Network of intersecting nerves 30. Middle Eastern confection 35. *Like boys that lived in Neverland 37. Lacking sensation 39. “_____ the day”

40. International Civil Aviation Organization 41. Attempts 43. Small ladies’ handbag 44. Deep opening 46. To strike a piece of stone sharply 47. Deep-red variety of chalcedony 48. Stay clear of 50. Clobber 52. Big Island flower necklace 53. Of the highest quality 55. 2000 lbs. 57. *Flying nanny 61. *Aunt Polly’s wayward nephew 64. Fully informed 65. Type of brew 67. County across Golden Gate Bridge 69. A pariah avoided by others 70. “To Kill a Mockingbird” author 71. “_____ and well” 72. A cold ____ of weather 73. “____’s the word”

‘03 Chevy Malibu

31. Plural of #70 Across 32. ____ signs 33. Light shade of blue 34. *Girl from the Swiss Alps 36. Comedy Central’s “____.O” 38. *Corduroy, e.g. 42. Phlegms 45. Strong point 49. Who ___ the prize? 51. *Robin Hood or Eragon, e.g. 54. Bible song 56. African antelope 57. *Toot and Puddle or Frog and Toad, e.g. 58. *”____ & Mzee: The True Story of a Remarkable Friendship” 59. *Bear with the biggest chair 60. Pre-college school 61. Appear 62. Viking name 63. Tear violently 66. Romanian money 68. Flanders of “The Simpsons”

74. Having no cover Down 1. Read-only storage 2. Affirm 3. Musical finale 4. Like last eight in college basketball 5. *Dolittle’s title 6. Attention grabber 7. Increase 8. Make face in pain 9. Make like a cat 10. *Astrid Lindgren’s “____ of Lonneberga” 11. Raja’s wife 12. Strong desire 15. Eucalyptus-loving marsupials 20. Beside, archaic 22. Exclamation of suspicion 24. What prompter does 25. *She followed the white rabbit 26. Lakes in Scotland 27. Asimov or Mizrahi, e.g. 29. Syrian neighbor

‘06 Chevy Malibu

‘04 Chevy Ext. Cab


Automatic - Air, 97k, 4 door

Automatic - Air, 4dr, Grey, 70k


‘05 Equinox

‘04 Buick Century

Solution from last week

‘06 Chevy Impala LS



Extended cab, Automatic - Air, 103k

95k, Automatic Air, very clean

‘07 Ford Focus SE


‘01 Ford 150



4 door, Automatic - Air, 88k, Grey

s ‘04 Volkswagen GLS


‘08 Chevy Aveo


65k, Automatic - Air

‘03 Cadillac Deville white

‘05 Buick Lesabre

Custom, Automatic, Air, 50k

‘04 Saturn 4 Door


tan 4d

Automatic - Air, 32k

Student planners are crucial to help your children stay on top of due dates, keep their own commitments and operate on the same schedule as the rest of the family. Vow to spend time on a weekly basis reviewing and synching calendars and discussing the week ahead. Manage Papers With each new school year comes an overwhelming amount of handouts, reminders, permission slips and medical forms. Parents and children all benefit from a paper management system. Use bins, expanding files and binder dividers with “reminder” flags to keep track of priorities. Flag items needing immediate attention -- whether it’s homework or paperwork.   If your children have busy schedules, make it easier for them to work on the go. Opt for binders with writing surfaces, internal storage pockets for loose paper and places to stash pens and pencils. And you can do the same. Consider using binders and expanding files in the car to create a place for last-minute notes, papers and storage. With a little planning and creativity, the whole family can prepare to stay organized throughout the school year.

(StatePoint) Back-to-school season is the ideal time for families to reestablish routines and get organized -- both at home and on the go. But before hitting the stores for supplies, take time to plan ahead with shopping lists that meet both your children’s and your family’s needs. There are many great tips to help get a fresh start on the academic year ahead: Teach Organization Teach kids the importance of starting the day organized. One way to simplify the morning shuffle is by assigning a color to each child for easy identification of binders, backpacks and pencil pouches. Assign colors before shopping to prepare for easier in-aisle decisions. Or use color-coded stickers and labels to maintain consistency. Synchronize Schedules The school year often brings additional commitments for families. Creating a “mission control” in a central location in the home will improve communication and ease the stress of time management. Look for calendars with high functionality like meal planners, “look-ahead” features, magnetic backings and repositionable peel-and-stick adhesives.


85k, Convertible, Automatic - Air

‘04 Ford Expedition


Automatic - Air, PW, Grey, 111k 4 door

‘09 Dodge Dakota Ext

White, Automatic, Low Mileage

Automatic - Air, Clean, Maroon,


‘06 Dodge Caravan SE


Automatic - Air, Clean, White, 100k


‘04 Ford 5-Pass. Van

‘05 Chry. Convertible

Automatic - Air, 4 door, 69k


‘05 Buick Lesabre

56k, Automatic - Air, VERY Clean,


‘01 Chevy Astro Van


Automatic, Air 54k, Red, 4 Door


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


Eddie Bauer, Automatic - Air, 97k


Sebrin Convertible Touring, Auto. Air 54K

s FamouFOR

! s s e n r i a F



135K, LXT Club Wagon



financing! available


We Buy Clean Used Cars and Trucks

100k, All seats Automatic - Air 87k White


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


• The Record • Week of Wednesday, July 18, 2012

We Buy Gold We Do Gold Parties!

and Silver


We Do Gold Parties!

Would like to invite everyone to come by if you want the highest value or your unwanted, broken scrap gold and silver. Check the rest and come see us! The one that really pays the best. We are a Texas precious metal registered dealer with certified scales. We’re here today and any other day you want to sell your precious metals.

LARGE COLLECTION AND ESTATE LOTS WANTED We are a local business that will always be here to serve you. Anytime you want to sell your valuable items, give us a try. I will pay more than anyone in the area.

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