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County Record The Community Newspaper of Orange, Texas

Vol. 52 No. 17

Week of Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Schamber named ‘The Record’ editor

Penny Leleux

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The Record Newspaper welcomes Debby Schamber to the staff as editor. Schamber was raised in Kansas. She studied elementary and special education at Pittsburg State University and taught fourth grade briefly, in Kansas, but she didn’t like it. “I have lived in Texas since 1983,” said Schamber. “I have four children. Jason, now 26, Jessica, was 21 when she died, Joshua 19 and Jordan 16. I just celebrated one year of marriage to Curtis Herrington on July 16. “ Her first newspaper job was at the Mid County Chronicle

in Nederland. “It was a temporary job while the editor was out on maternity leave. The story which got me the job was about a SCHAMBER bluebonnet garden in the shape Texas.” “As that job was ending I saw an ad in the paper for a full time position at a local daily. When I called I was told

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An Orange man was discovered dead in his vehicle by a pedestrian at 3:39 a.m. in a ditch on the corner of Hudnall and South Teal Roads in Orange. According to Justice of the Peace, Pct. 2, Derry Dunn, Charles Ray Block, 34, was discovered hours later after the wreck occurred since the vehicle was cool to the touch. There have been other reports of a the vehicle striking a tree, but Dunn says this is not the case. Block was traveling at a high rate of speed when he is believed to have veered off to the right. He then over-corrected and lost control of his Honda. His vehicle then slid off the road and became airborne over a deep ditch. His vehicle continued forward hitting a bank before landing in a ditch. When the pedestrian discovered the wreck hours later they attempted to get Block out of the vehicle without success.


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from the Southeast Texas Press Clubs for photos, breaking news, features and columns. “I prefer to write stories about crimes because of my need to help people,” said Schamber. “The victims need to have a voice. It is because of this need that I write stories on cold cases, aggravated sexual assaults, murders and things that can be devastating events for all

involved,” she said. “One story in particular that makes me feel happy to be a journalist is the case of a missing teen. Her body was left in a field many years ago to be found by the property owner. “I needed a story one day and asked an Orange County Sheriff’s Office investigator for some help. He gave me information on the case”. As a result, a person with the Doe Network (a Web site that

lists missing person cases) saw the story online and called the sheriff’s office because they felt they knew the identity of the girl from the description in Schamber’s article. Eventually, with DNA tests, the body of the girl was identified and returned to her family. The out-of-state investigators would then work on getting the suspect charged SEE SCHAMBER PAGE 2A

Whitehead vigil marks two years Debbie Schamber

Early morning accident leaves one dead

it wasn’t available.” Schamber told the editor she would call him every Tuesday until he had her job ready. “Within four weeks he called and told me to bring my portfolio. I was hired and worked there for nearly five years.” During that time she earned awards such as Star Reporter of the Year for the Associated Press, Print Media Journalist of the Year for the State of Texas, and numerous awards

A candlelight vigil will be held at 9 p.m. Thursday at the O-Reilly Auto Parts store on 16th Street to mark the two year anniversary of the death of James Whitehead. It will start following the closing of the business where Whitehead was shot and killed by Orange Police Officer Robert Arnold. Family members were saddened by the lack of people attending last year, but are hopeful more will attend and show their support. During the vigil, family and friends will take turns talking about the good times they

shared with Whitehead. His mother, Diana, intends to sing the Lord’s Prayer although last year the vigil was particularly hard for her and she spent the time crying. It has been a “rough” two years for the Whitehead family as they cope with his loss. ‘Life goes on,” said Brandy Boyette, Whitehead’s sister. But added, “Most of the time it’s still rough.” Sometimes it is a song on the radio that brings back strong memories of her younger brother and happier times. But, she soon slips back to the present and realizes he is gone and heartbreak is a WHITEHEAD VIGIL PAGE 2A

Sen. Robert Nichols tours Orange County Airport. Shown left to right is Orange County Deputy EMC Frankie Walters, Tom Foreman, and Nichols.

Sen. Nichols tours Orange County Airport Staff Report-For The Record

Sen. Robert Nichols (R-Jacksonville) toured the Orange County Airport on Tuesday, July 24, 2012 and met with members of the airport advisory council. “Airports are a vital component for economic development,” said Nichols. “The ability to fly and travel, makes this area more attractive for business.”

James Whitehead served in the Marine Corp. He was later shot and killed by an Orange police officer.

Dunk a trooper for a good cause: MADD Debby Schamber For The Record

For those who have ever got a citation from a Department of Public Safety trooper, a chance to get even for a good cause is now here. A trooper will be sitting inside a dunking booth from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Snappy’s convenience store located at the intersections of Highways 62 and 87. In addition, there will be a car wash. All of this is an effort to raise money for the Mothers Against Drunk Driving walk on September 22 at Lumberton High School. This is the second year to participate for Cpl. Bryan Cooper, DPS trooper. The team had seven members the

first time and this year the number has grown to more than 20 people. Cooper said the main reason he wants to help MADD raise money because he feels they are better equipped to deal with the injuries and death associated with drunk driving. One particular case that sticks in Cooper’s mind is the deaths of Katie, 11, and Cristen Grubbs, 12, of Nederland who were killed in November 2010. According to reports, they were traveling with their father in a Lincoln Town Car on Highway 105 in Vidor when a Dodge Durango driven by 27-year-old Amanda Lewis of Vidor, crossed the center DUNK A TROOPER PAGE 2A

As a pilot, former transportation commissioner, and member of the Senate Transportation and Homeland Security Committee, Nichols appreciates the importance of the Orange County Airport. “I came today to tour the airport, meet with the advisory council, and the airport operators to learn how I can help the airport and support future plans,” said Nichols.

OCARC fills special niche Penny Leleux

For The Record

Founded in 1956, O.C.A.R.C. has filled a niche in society for mentally challenged adults. “It was started by families so their children would have something to do after graduation,” said John Thomas. Back then society did not know what to do with these adults. Often, they were ignored, pushed aside or even institutionalized. Catherine Boyd was the driving force for what was initially set up as a workshop to provide vocational training for these adults. It started out as an association trying to find out what to do. First, it was located in Boyd’s home, and then they moved to the Thomen Center. In 1970, Mrs. Nelda Stark gave them the land at their current location at 905 W. Park Ave. “Betty Harmon and a

Roger Livingston and Felix Orta pose with the 25th anniversary tee-shirt. Livingston and Orta are the two remaining original clients of O.C.A.R.C.

bunch of them got together and had a fundraiser and they raised money for this front building right here,” said Thomas. “It was com-

pleted in ‘71. I came here in about ’74 and built a little shop back here.” SEE OCARC PAGE 3A

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Dr. Robert Finch compiled the research to get an historical marker for Clarance “Gatemouth” Brown, the famed musician and songwriter from Orange. The unveiling of the historical marker at Hollywood Cemetery was hosted by the Orange County Historical Commission on Saturday. RECORD PHOTO: Mark Dunn

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lane and hit the Lincoln head-on. The girls would die at the scene. Toxicology reports would later indicate Lewis had muscle relaxants and anxiety medications in her body at the time of the wreck. Lewis would receive eight years in prison on each case of intoxication manslaughter to be served consecutively. For troopers with families of their own, some cases hit a little too close to their hearts. ‘We do more than just give tickets,” said Trooper Stephanie Davis. “We ride up and down these roads too.” The Walk Like MADD event offers corporations and individuals the opportunity to en-

hance the health and safety of the community. The walk is a 5K non-competitive, fun-filled time for all. The financial support is done by securing walk pledges from family members, friends, co-workers and anyone else who wishes to help MADD. With the funds collected MADD will be able to work towards their goals of stopping drunk driving, preventing underage drinking and supporting the victims of this violent crime. Every step taken and pledge made will not only help MADD but raise awareness of their vital programs and victim services. More information is available at

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part of her life once again. To help deal with his loss, she makes chicken spaghetti which was his specialty and loved by all. Boyette now finds joy in Whitehead’s five-year-old daughter HeavenLeigh. HeavenLeigh has a lot of her father’s traits. Not only is she considered tall for her age, but has his laugh. She also has a love of music. Whitehead was shot and killed by off-duty Orange police officer Robert Arnold. Whitehead had tried to return an auto part, but the store would not accept the part back. Arnold who was in the store with his 14-year-old daughter attempted to intervene when Whitehead became loud and belligerent. Although 9-1-1 had been called there was an altercation in the parking lot. As a result, Whitehead was shot in the chest by Arnold and died, according to reports.

Bobby Brown, brother of the late Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown, Jr., removes the American Flag unveiling the historical marker honoring Gatemouth at Hollywood Cemetery in Orange on Saturday. RECORD PHOTO: Mark Dunn

Whitehead vigil part of her life once again. To help deal with his loss, she makes chicken spaghetti which was his specialty and loved by all. Boyette now finds joy in Whitehead’s fiveyear-old daughter HeavenLeigh. HeavenLeigh has a lot of her father’s traits. Not only is she considered tall for her age, but has his laugh. She also has a love of music. Whitehead was shot and killed by off-duty Orange police officer Robert Arnold. White-

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head had tried to return an auto part, but the store would not accept the part back. Arnold who was in the store with his 14-year-old daughter attempted to intervene when Whitehead became loud and belligerent. Although 9-1-1 had been called there was an altercation in the parking lot. As a result, Whitehead was shot in the chest by Arnold and died, according to reports.

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African-American Museum will honor Orange citizens Debby Schamber For The Record

Known as “Jitter” by many in Orange, Henry Lowe, 74, has not only made history but now wants to start collecting it to open an African American Museum. Lowe has started his research and is in the very early planning stages of what is needed to open a museum. First of all he is writing the bylaws and looking at what museums of this type have to offer the public. His hope is to inspire the youth and to give them something to be proud of in the community. “If It can turn around just one youth, that would make me happy,” Lowe said. He wants them to be proud of their heritage and feels many have no idea of their family history. “It’s not we were slaves, then we were free and that’s it,” Lowe said. ‘It is our job to showcase our history.” Lowe has a history of his own as a jockey. He rode quarter horses across the country at the age of 11. He weighed about 45 pounds and was small in stature which made him a good candidate for the races. However, his mother wanted him to get an education so he moved home to Orange where he attended Emma Wallace High School. But, his calling as a jockey called him back to the sport he loved. In 1956 the life of an African American is Orange or anywhere else in the south was not always pleasant. ‘I was raised to know how to act around white people and knew if you didn’t then you would get into trouble.” He was not looking for trouble while walking

Henry Lowe holds a notebook filled with pictures of his days as a jockey.

on 6th Street many years ago but he was shot at by some white men, according to Lowe. ‘The shots kept coming until they ran out of bullets,” Lowe said. A bullet passed close enough to his head which burned his hair as it passed. He later learned the shooting incident was because a law had passed allowing African Americans the right to vote. “It voting was that important they wanted to kill me then I was going to make sure I voted every time I could from then on,” Lowe said. To this day he still exercises his right to vote, he added. By 1961 he was serving in the Army. After two years of service he returned home to Orange. Since then he has become active in his community. The thought of a museum based on the history of the African Americans in Orange is something he has thought about doing for quite a while.

OCARC fills need

Thomas says the facility was built with private money and donations from Orange County citizens. “We’ve always had good support from the plants and communities in general. Orange County, if somebody is in need, they are going to step up. If they really need something I’ve never seen anything they didn’t get,” he said. He said DuPont gave them one of their first engraving machines. “We’ve been doing these little plates for DuPont since 1960.” He was referring to identification plates that will go on equipment at the plant. Sandy McCormack said, “Every valve, switch, knob, junction, whatever has got to have a label on it and we do them by the thousands.” Thomas said, “We have all levels of clients from pretty low level to some of them, if Orange had some jobs, they could probably go out and work someplace. Normal people are taking all the low-end jobs right now. “Most of our clients come from the school systems.” He said when they are 17 and they have gone through all the job training at school and if is determined they are not going to be able to go out in the public to work, they bring them to O.C.A.R.C. for a couple of hours a day. Then, when they are 22, that’s when a schools obligation is fulfilled; they go to O.C.A.R.C. from there. “That’s how we get most of our clients. All school systems around here are doing an excellent job, training, identifying and job coaching. We can be proud of the school system I think. When I first started there was hardly anything. That was 38 years ago. There wasn’t a whole lot in this area for them to do. It’s all changed for the better, I think,” said Thomas McCormack added, “Yeah, cause back then, they were just pushed to the side. They weren’t acknowledged as special needs.” Thomas said they even had some dyslexic kids back then, because the schools didn’t know how to identify them. O.C.A.R.C. makes signs, banners, trophies, plaques, stickers, red rags and some specialized items for local plants. Clients make wipers for Print Pak that wipes off sheets of food grade plastic to clean it as they are rolled up. For DuPont Labs they make small foil containers for their moisture analyzers They are always on the lookout for hand work like stuffing envelopes and preparing mailings for businesses. “Hand jobs are so hard to get,” said Thomas. “Everything is outsourced to China, Taiwan or wherever.

“I want to teach the children about their past and honor the pioneers,” Lowe said. His intentions for the museum will have less art and be more about the people. He says there are plenty of famous people who are commonly known for their accomplishments, but he wants to make the citizens of Orange have their ‘bright shining star” as well. Sports has been a big star maker and Orange has had their share. ‘I am not after more famous people like Michael Jordan or Tiger Woods, just the local stars,” Lowe said. They include people like Ernie Ladd, Claude Boyette and his family member Garland Boyette and Kevin Smith who all played professional football. But, he also intends to include recent history makers as well with Earl Thomas who currently plays football. Lowe took video of a football camp and intends to showcase it at the museum. In addition, Orange has its’ share of music legends as well. Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown was recently recognized with historical marker for his accomplishments. But, some people may have not been famous but made their contribution as well. One such person is a mid-wife who was known as Ms.

Knox. Lowe is looking for her records. “During her time as a mid-wife, she delivered most of the African American children in the area,” Lowe said. “I want to honor her and let people know what she did.” Lowe has his sights on a location for the building to hold the museum, but thinks it’s important to have one of historical value. Therefore, he is looking at a building located at the corner of Park and Second Streets. At one time this neighborhood was the place to go for the African American community. Now a vacant lot but once was filled with area businesses such as barber shops, drug stores, a theater, pool halls, and dry cleaning stores. But, they were torn down and all that is left is the memories. Lowe is looking to find trophies from the winning seasons of football, track and more from the Emma Wallace High School. He also wants to collect pictures. He is hoping to find information from an older generation who may have stories to share with the museum. When completed the museum will be an “education for all races” Those who want to help with the museum, have artifacts to share or a story to tell only need to contact the man known as “Jitter.”

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It’s real hard, but we try to keep them as busy as we can, keep their minds busy.” Each year they stuff plastic Easter eggs for the city of Orange Easter egg hunt. They did over 14,000 in just two weeks this past year. May and June is their peak season on trophies, the end of softball and baseball seasons. Prices start at $6. “They do a lot of plaques these days,” said Thomas. He has really seen this trend with businesses. “Trophies you have to put someplace, but a plaque you can put on the wall and if you get a couple of them you can make a grouping.” O.C.A.R.C. has about 70 clients right now. Thomas said it varies about 66 to a little over 70 but stays in those parameters. “Orange County hasn’t grown. Statistically, mentally challenged is about one percent of the population.” Some are high end, some are the low end and they get the ones inbetween. Hurricane Ike put 15 inches of water in the main two buildings. “The Stark Foundation helped us out a whole bunch with that, they really did.” Thomas said if he was waiting on government money they would still be rebuilding, but they were back in business in three weeks and the sign building didn’t flood so they

went right back to work there. “Hurricanes are good for sign business,” said Thomas. “There’s a good and bad in everything.” The clients were clamoring to come back. “That’s one thing about my clients. They love to come here. Everybody needs a purpose to get up and do something. I couldn’t ask for a better attendance record than I have here,” he said. Their annual fishing tournament is coming up next month. “I can’t believe its 25 years, but it is,” said Thomas. He said the fishing tournament is more for publicity than fundraising. “Once a year, they know we are still here, in business and we make a little money on the fundraiser.” “We used to make fishing lures,” said Thomas. That is how the fishing tournament came about as a fundraiser. They no longer make lures, “It was too time consuming,” he said. But the fishing tournament has endured. The tournament is Aug. 3-4. The entry fee is $25 with 31 winners in 11 categories. Weigh-in is 6 p.m. Aug, 4 at O.C.A.R.C., 905 w. Park. A new category this year is for an Appaloosa Red. The slot red with the most spots wins $250. For more information call (409)886-1363.

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From the Creaux’s Nest ON THE FAST TRAIN It’s come on another week, they just seem to come around every other day. Most of you will recall that while in school, nine months before the summer break seemed to last forever. That’s not so today, in my world anyway. I still catch myself writing 2010 on a check. The years go by during a nap. Times have changed so drastically it’s impossible to visualize what the next 50 years will be like. Can you imagine looking back to 2012 and calling it the “Good Old Days.” In my lifetime the early 1950’s were the best of years. Maybe not the best of times but they were fun. A guy could take it easy, go with the flow, make no waves, bring no drugs, turn up the music and do the hop with a little Rock-N-Roll and Blues. So much for day dreaming about a time that was. I’d better get to work. Come along, I promise it won’t do you no harm. BATMAN MOVIE SCENE OF DEADLY RAMPAGE You might ask why I would mention this crime that has had millions of words written and said about it. You would have to have been under a rock not to know about it. I mention it to record the history in this paper. Years from now it will be noted. James Holmes, 24, killed 12 and injured 58 others at the Century 16 Theater in Aurora, Colorado, during the showing of a Batman movie. He shot with a .40 caliber handgun, one 12 gauge shotgun and one assault .223 caliber rifle. Fantasy quickly turned to horror in the theater. Thousands of stories will be written in the days to come. No motive has yet been discovered. Holmes was a smart student who had been working on his Ph.D. He didn’t show signs of violence or anger and his police record showed only one speeding ticket. Arrested without incident, he showed a sign of compassion when he told the police his apartment was booby trapped, saving the lives of anyone who would have entered. The deadly shooting occurred Friday, July 20, 2012. In 1999, 20 miles down the road from Aurora, at Columbine High School, in Littleton, Colo., 15 were killed. In the Virginia Tech rampage five years ago, in April, 2007, Seung-Hui Cho took 33 lives, including his own. I recall quite well when Charles Whitman killed 14 people and wounded 30 from the University of Texas bell tower in 1966. Violence is not new, remember the Oklahoma bombing and Congresswoman Gabby Gifford who was wounded and six others killed in Arizona. My thoughts are, and I’m not going to get into the gun controversy except to say there is not but one use for assault weapons and that is to kill. Worse than guns is the venom being spewed by haters on conservative radio and TV. We need to be a kinder nation but some people, like Birthers, just won’t let it be. That kind of talk is a formula for a accumulation of hatred. It won’t change, I can just pray that it will. It’s certainly not the only cause, but who knows the damage preaching hatred does. VOTER ID HURTS MINORITIES, POOR AND ELDERLY A study by the Brennan Center finds voter identification laws hurt minorities, the poor and elderly. Eleven percent of eligible voters lack the required photo ID in 10 states requiring the new cards. All are Republican controlled states. The report also cited additional costs for documents from $8 to $25. The Texas law, if it stands, will require voters to present an ID, with photo from DPS, the military, the Federal government or a concealed weapons permit. Millions of voters would be disenfranchised. Since there is no evidence of wholesale fraud in any of the states, it’s obvious photo ID is a tool to suppress voter turnout that would benefit one party and punish the other. Voting should be made easier not harder. DROUGHT TO DRIVE UP MILK AND CHEESE COST The record drought and heat ravaging much of the nation will soon hit consumers at the supermarket. First milk and cheese, then corn and meat. You may also find less cheese on your pizza. Cows give less milk in high temperatures and higher feed prices make it more expensive to feed them. Over 28 states are seeing record heat. TURNING BACK THE HANDS OF TIME 10 Years Ago-2002 E.J. “Buddy” Rasberry, 78, of Bridge City remains in stable condition on the third floor at St. Mary’s hospital. According to his son Bryan, Buddy has been diagnosed with the St. Louis Encephalitis Virus, which is carried by mosquitoes. Although humans rarely catch St. Louis Virus, elderly and small children are most susceptible to it. Buddy’s daughter Myra Sherwood said, “He’s outside all the time but we thought he had the flu.” (Editor’s note: Buddy pulled through and went on to remain active. He is now 88 years old. The last I heard he has been in and out at the Meadows, on Hwy. 105.)*****The first art show planned at Bates Studio. Retired dentist Dr. Robert Travis will open Bates Gallery Aug. 3, with a one man show. Dr. Travis said he always wanted to show his works but had not been able to find a place large enough before.*****FBI profilers arrived in Orange to help find the killers of 4-year-old Dannarriah Finley.*****Mike Mason,

51, was recently named new principal of West Orange-Stark High School. Mason is a native of Liberal, Kan. He moved to Southeast Texas in 1978, for a coaching and teaching job at Port Arthur. He also worked in Liberty and Hampshire Fannett.*****Dr. Howard Mallett, 70, died at his home in Woodville July 20. He was a graduate of Bishop Byrne High, Lamar and attended University of Texas dental branch. The former Air Force Captain practiced dentistry in Nederland for 35 years. He is survived by wife Gay, five children. He is survived locally by aunt Amy Oubre and cousin Phyllis Dunn, both of Bridge City.*****The 15th annual OCARC fishing tournament will be held Aug. 2 and Aug. 3.*****Bridge City Rotarians install officers. Mike Moreau, president, Steve Quibodeaux, vice-president, Mary Railey, secretarytreasurer, directors Lou Raburn, Ronnie Hutchison, John Dubose, Bobbie Burgess, president elect.*****Big John Patterson, Orange native and West Orange-Stark grad, makes it to the majors after having Tommy John surgery which had all but ended his career. The 24-year-old Patterson signed for a seven figure bonus with the Arizona Diamondbacks as their first round selection right out of high school in 1996. Patterson made his major league début against the San Francisco Padres. He threw 88 pitches in six innings with 54 of them being strikes. He walked two, fanned four, allowed one hit. He left the game behind 1-0 however, Arizona came back to win 7-1. John is the son of Doug and Cheryl Patterson. July 20, 2001 will always be remembered as the day “Big John” got the call. He was the starter at Qualcomm Park in front of 54,980 fans for the defending world champions. 35 Years Ago-1977 The old Brown Bowling Lanes have been completely renovated. K.U. Davis and Lloyd Hayes have made a super place out of it.*****Celebrating birthdays this week are Jan Curlyo, Randy Arnaud, Louis Gay, Jimmy Ramey and Anne Landing. Lynn Hall and Wayne Morse will celebrate Aug. 2.*****By the way, on July 31, Lynn and Dennis will celebrate their 10th anniversary--if they make it that long.*****Doug Kershaw’s performance in Lake Charles was attended by several Orange Countians. He introduced his mother, Mama Rita, who is the subject of one of Doug’s hit songs. Doug appeared on ABC TV Monday night and will appear on the Dinah Shore Show next Monday.*****Lightening Hopkins and Clifford Chenier will appear together at Broussard’s Ranch in Lafayette next Sunday.*****Janet Fontenot is having a half-price sale at Shoe Castle, 608 Park St, in Orange.*****Flo and Gene Edgerly are home after attending the State AFL-CIO convention in Austin. Sons, Todd and John, along with Necey Gauthier and her dad Charles, accompanied them.*****Bridge City Postmaster Bob Bullard has been hospitalized with a heart attack.*****Pretty Jean Laperyrolerie will be 18 on Aug. 2. She starts college at Lamar this fall to study journalism.*****The Orange Stars baseball team sponsored by Boren Dry Wall and Franklin Sporting Goods are Mike Granger, Corky Carr, Glenn Aldridge, Mike Bishop, Chuck Floyd, Wayne Franklin, Gary Franklin, Robin Carey, Bobby Allen, Randall Murphy, David Riddling, David Kirby, Joe Luna, Mike Kelly and Mike Kirby. Bat boys are Chuck Floyd Jr. and Chad Carr.*****A 1977 new Buick will set you back $5,369.*****Harry’s Appliance will give you a free seven-piece cookware set with the purchase of a Hardwick stove.*****The No. 1 country song this week is “It Was Almost Like a Song,” by Ronnie Milsap. BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK Marie Burns, Marsha Brown, Misty Cappel, Mutt Eason, Ryan Kimbrough, Bobby Batchelor, Evelyn Toney, Allison LeLeux, Larry Wingate, Laura Berman, Lisa Simmons, Amber Helm, Marie Slaton, Bruce Perkins, Doug Richter, Helen Philen , Joseph Whitehead, Paula Richey, Amber LeJune, Regina Cameron, Allison Donnell, Angela Rhodes, Chaelynn Wilson, Chris Abshire, Garret Birmingham, Cynthia Helm, Florence Pelham, Hannah O’Grady, Jeff Fruge, Lisa Faulk, Nancy Bourgeois, Rollie Allen, Art Miller, Bonnie Sipes, Joe Majors, Laurie Davis, Lisa McCall, Paula Schenider, Ronda Hale, Troy Hillsten, Chris Lopez, Conner Godwin, Daniel Faircloth, David K Boileau, Jane Duchene, Anthony Bowman, Kimberly Sieck, Laci Braus, Mary Bradford, Mildred Hudson, Nancy Lancaster, Wayne Sanders, Zeb Lowe, Brittany Newman, Debbie Moerbe, Judy Chandler and Marie Pittman. A FEW HAPPENINGS For five years I wondered what had become of Dan Barker. Well, I located him. He’s moved away from Bridge City about five years ago. A longtime resident, he sang bass for 40 years in the First Baptist Church choir. His father-in-law, Rev. Miers, was one of the early pastors. Dan married Rev. Miers daughter Marilyn. They were married 54 years when she died on Nov. 30, 2010. Dan lives with his daughter, Jill, in Cypress, near Houston. After 30 years in the control room at DuPont, he has to use a special amplified phone. His legs are bad and he’s more or less homebound. He’d be glad to hear from old friends. I reached him at 281-373-7487.*****Shirley Zimmerman got to take a trip to see and hold her new grandchild, born on her birthday. She says she didn’t want to put the baby down. Her stay was much too short but she gets daily reports. Shirley says Oklahoma is too far away.*****Judge Derry Dunn and his family held a Dunn family reunion this past weekend. The Dunn ancestors, going back to the original Franklin Dunn to the late Wilson “King” Dunn, gathered near Livingston Lake. Judge Dunn and wife Jane hosted their clan the first two weeks in July. Twenty-one folks in one house was crowded but they had a great time.*****Gov. Joe Christi will be the keynote speaker at the Republican convention. President Bush 41 and Bush 43 will not attend the convention. Believe me, Chief Justice Robert’s health ruling tells an untold story.*****Quote of the week comes from conservative columnist David Brooks in his Saturday national column, “It’s hard to fault Obama on the foreign policy front. Brooks gives credit to President Obama, VP Joe Biden, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and the rest of the team. His quote is “Overall Obama’s record is impressive and partly as a result of his efforts. Foreign policy is not a hot campaign issue because Mitt Romney is having a great deal of trouble identifying profound disagreement. If that is not a sign of success I don’t know what is.” I couldn’t have said it any better.*****A few natives having birthdays, Ryan Kimbrough, Allison LeLeux and Larry Wingate all celebrate on July 25.***Liza Simmons, Bruce Perkins and Joseph Whitehead celebrate on July 27.***Blaze Montagne becomes a teenager

(13) on July 28. Hard to believe his pretty young-looking mom Heather has a teenage son. Blaze is being schooled in the way of life by his granddad Johnny. Grandmother Darlene has the job of reprogramming him.***Dr. Joe Majors, a longtime resident of Bridge City and one of the town’s first dentist, celebrates on July 29. Joe and Mary left Bridge City after Ike and now live in the College Station area. Son, Dr. Chuck Majors, is practicing just down Hwy. 21 at Caldwell.***Lisa Faulk and Laurie Davis also celebrate on July 29.***Ronda Hale, Conner Godwin and Daniel Faircloth celebrate on July 30.***Our friend, the lion tamer himself, Stump Weatherford, marks another birthday on July 31 as does Mary Bradford.***Belated happy birthday to a real sweetheart, Margie Stephens, who celebrated her special day Tuesday, July 24. Best wishes to all. Please see complete birthday list in this column.*****This week three special people who have left us would be celebrating birthdays. Mary Fontenot, who celebrated with Margie on July 24, Rev. Leo Anderson and Rev. W.F. Gamlin, who celebrated July 29. Brother Gamlin would be 100 years old.*****Sixties teen idol, Bobby Rydell, 70, had liver and kidney transplant surgery. The singers hits include “Wild Love,” and “Volare,” He wouldn’t have lived much longer without the double organ transplant. They used part of a donor liver to help him, and the other part to help a child.*****Runoff voting now in progress in the Republican runoff for United States Senate, between Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst and Ted Cruz, who is supported by the National Tea Party, movement. In Sunday’s Houston Chronicle endorsement of Dewhurst said, “Texas doesn’t need an obstructionist in the senate.” The two candidates are pulling out all the stops in order to get voters out for the July 31 runoff, neither candidate has mentioned the name Romney. A low turn out favors Cruz. That would be a good match up for the more qualified Democratic, Paul Sadler, who must also win his runoff. Sadler is a four-time selection by Texas Monthly as the “Top Legislator in Austin.” He also has been praised by Gov. George Bush and was invited to the White House after Bush became president. Before the primary Sadler was endorsed by every major newspaper in Texas. First however, he has to win a runoff for a face off in the general election.*****For United States Congress, Dist 36, the Chronicle picks Stephen Takach over Steve Stockman in the runoff.*****I ran into Janis Overman. She reports her mom and our longtime, dear friend Inez Hearn is going strong and just keeps recharging. Nez will turn 95 in December. Up until a few years ago she was out helping old folks. CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS Matt LeBlanc will be 45 on July 25 and Iman, 57.***Mick Jagger will be 69 on July 26; Sandra Bullock, 48; Kevin Spacey, 53 and Dorothy Hamill, 56.***Alex Rodriguez will be 36 on July 27; Bill Engvall, 55; Maya Rudolph, 40 and Jill Arrington, 40.***Sally Struthers will be 64 on July 28; Martina McBride, 46; and Stephen Droff, 39.***Arnold Schwarzenegger will be 65 on July 30; Delta Burke, 56; Lisa Kudrow, 49; Hilary Swank, 35; and Vivica A. Fox, 48.***Wesley Snipes, 50 on July 31; J.K. Rowling, 47 and Loren Dean, 43. CAJUN STORY OF THE WEEK Joe Comeaux him, he walked into Dr. Chauvin, da dentist, office and he ax da doc how much it will cost to extract a wisdom teet. “Eighty dollars,” da dentist answer. “Dats a ridiculous amount,” answered Comeaux, “Isn’t dere a cheaper way?” “Well,” da Doc say, “If you don’t use an anesthetic, I can knock it down to $60.” “Dats still too much,” said Comeaux. “OK,” said Doc, “If I save on anesthetic and simply rip da teet out wit a pair of pliers, I could get by wit charging $20.” “Nope,” answered Comeaux, “Dat’s still a little too much.” Dr. Chauvin him, he scratch his head and said, “If I let one of my students at LS&U do it for da experience, I suppose me I could charge you jus $10.” “Dats good, dats very good,” said Comeaux, “Book my wife Agnes for nex Tuesday.” C’EST TOUT The historical monument for “Gatemouth” Brown was unveiled at Hollywood Cemetery last weekend. Mark Dunn said he enjoyed hanging out with Gate’s brother Bobby Brown and former jockey Henry “Jitter” Lowe. He said it was a great ceremony.*****I really enjoyed Dan Wallach’s story, in the Enterprise, on Buddy Davis, 81, who won an Olympic gold medal in 1952 at the games in Helsinki. He broke a 16 year record with a high jump of 6 ft., 8.33 inches. Buddy went on to play basketball in the NBA. I lived in Port Arthur on that July 20th day and Buddy being from Nederland everyone in the area was pulling for him. Our friend Shaun Davis, manager of Southeast Texas Regional Planning Commission, is one of Buddy’s ten children. He and wife, Tammy, are some of our special folks. Buddy was a two-time, All American at A&M and won two championship rings in the NBA. He and wife, Margaret, live in the Lufkin area.***** Another summer Olympic is coming around and I always look forward to the competition.*****The Wednesday Lunch Bunch will dine at Robert’s this week and back to Novrozsky’s next Wednesday. Last week, Van Choate stopped by and Zach Johnson, incoming Republican county chair, dined with the Bunch.*****We understand longtime friend, attorney Lynwood Sanders, has been under the weather. We wish him a speedy recovery.*****We are also told Ms. Ruby Pickard hasn’t been doing well and is in a facility in Beaumont. She’s a sweetheart, kind and has a strong constitution. Our prayers are with her.*****Well, another column done. It’s an honor to be in your home. I hope we have been informative and entertaining. Thanks for your loyalty. Please patronize our family of advertisers who bring us to you each week. Read us cover to cover and keep up with up to the minute news on our web, Take care and God bless.

Another lesson learned

Whoever says old dogs can’t learn new tricks is wrong? They can learn. It might be painful, but they can learn. Here’s how I know. As much as we enjoy the beach, come the Fourth of July, we usually just hang around the house. Maybe barbecue under the live oak and enjoy a dip in the pool. Done it for the last twenty or so years. This year was a little different, and upon reflection, I understand a little better the relationship between the expressions “growing old” and “wisdom” and “pain.” You see, our younger daughter and her husband rented a cabin down around Crystal Beach for the week of the Fourth. We couldn’t decide when to go down. Bask in the sun, spend one night, then maybe visit Galveston for lunch the next day. Now we knew the Fourth would be jammed along the beach, but we’d never been on that holiday, and remembering way back–way, way back to those halcyon days of blistering sun, sweat, cold beer, sand between the toes, we decided to give it a shot. The day dawned bright and clear, an ideal beach day. We arrived around ten. Our son-in-law, Jason, was there to meet us. I headed back to the car for the last of our items. As I made my way across the yard, I heard what sounded like “Pa, Pa.” I looked around, but all I saw was Jason’s pickup. Then came the words again. “Pa, Pa, Pa.” All of a sudden, a grinning face popped over the windowsill and my little granddaughter, Kenli, laughed. Of course, grandpa had to pick her up and play with her. Someone suggested walking to the beach. We were only in the second row back. I eyed the hot sand, the blistering sun, and opted for the pickup. Besides, someone had to hold Kenli. My eyes popped out when we reached the beach. That sucker was jammed. There wasn’t enough room for a greased goose to squirt through.

As far as I could see up and down the beach, gaily colored canopies were sandwiched shoulder-too-shoulder with only enough space between them for one or two vehicles. Now, Jason is one of those who guys likes to get everything in place. He’d gone down early to set up two ten-foot square canopies side by side, drop off several ice chests as well as lawn chairs and, not forgetting the little ones, a couple of canvas cots for naps. All that was missing was a TV, and I’ve no doubt he could have probably figured out how to do that if we’d demanded one–or if LSU were playing. The little ones played in the sand and water. Keegan and Mikey used their little boogie-boards and actually were growing somewhat adept at riding them. From time to time, Mikey or Keegan would run up and ask me to “boogie.” I begged off. I was sitting in the shade sipping on a cool beer. Sand between the toes and sweat somehow had lost their appeal. The kids’ parents enjoyed the sun, gathering at the water’s edge, laughing and telling stories. I couldn’t help remembering how I once did that, way back when. Way, way back when. My wife, Gayle, braver than me, sat in the sun at the edge of the canopy with Susan, our older daughter. But I was content, relaxing in a lawn chair in the shade of the tent, nursing ice cold beer to combat the heat. We had a nice breeze, and couple times, I started to take off my tee shirt and straw hat, but opted not too. Don’t misunderstand. The fact Jason and his friends’ bodies looked sculpted out of granite had nothing to do with my own physique. I was sculpted. When my chest dropped to my waistline, it left the smoothest sculpted little curve.

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Gayle and Susan stayed out in the sun. After a few hours, Kenli, the granddaughter, grew sleepy. I’ll be honest For some inexplicable reason, I was tired. I’d had enough heat and sand for a while so I volunteered to stay with her a the cabin. Besides, I had a new mystery to read, and the idea of peace and quiet, a good book, an air-conditioned room, and a cold beer was like playing four aces on a pair of threes. No way could I lose. Later, we went back to the beach. We planned on a lazy evening, and a relaxing night watching fireworks. But age has a way of creeping up on a body. I never realized how tired you can get sitting in a chair in the shade drinking beer. Now, I have noticed over the years, I can’t take the sun like I did when I was just a younger. I can wear shorts eight months a year, but my legs seldom tan. Oh, they might grow one or two shades darker, but a couple days out of the sun and they’re lily white once again. So, when I say my wife had just a wee bit too much sun, you know what I mean. Remember what it was like to get a sunburn and can’t stand anything to touch your skin? That’s how she felt., And I was exhausted. Don’t kid yourself, sitting in the shade an be tiring. By six o’clock, we were headed back to Port Neches for baggy clothes and a handful of lysine for fever blisters. We missed the fireworks. Keegan said they were fantastic and he could even see the Galveston firework display across the channel. All in all, it was a great day even though Gayle hurt for a couple days. Me, I was still tired the next day. Seems like it always takes me longer to recuperate than last time. You know what I mean?

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sausage (jalapeno, green onion, smoked, and Italian), flowering plants, herb plants, blueberry bushes, 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

Everything in Thrift and Gift Bargain Room will be half price on Thursday, July 26 and Friday, July 27. Doors will open at 9 a.m. and remain open until 11:30. Thrift and Gift is located at 350 37th Street in Orange. For more information, please call 409-886-7649.

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.

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, okra, eggplant, cucumbers, purple hull peas, zipper cream peas, a variety of peppers, blueberry juice, jams and jellies, salsa, local honey, fresh eggs, homemade cookies and bread, boudain, jerky,


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2111 W. Park Ave. Orange, TX 77630 409.670.9113 Wednesday, August 1, 2012 (9:30 – 10:30am) Wild Wednesdays: Fun with Fish - Join us for hands-on excitement to learn the basics of fish anatomy and food chains. Children of all ages are welcome to make fun fish crafts and enjoy some time feeding the fish in Shangri La’s Meditation Pond. Space is limited and a reservation is required. To reserve a seat, call 409.670.9799. Wednesday, August 8, 2012 (9:30 – 10:30am) Wild Wednesdays: Mind your own Beeswax - This adult-only talk about bees and beeswax includes a visit to the bee colony in Shangri La’s award-winning Children’s Garden. Visitors will then learn to make take-home lip balm using beeswax and other ingredients. 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.

Thift & Gift Bargain Room to host sale

VFW to host Korean Armistice Recognition program 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. 

American Legion to host plate lunch fundraiser The American Legion Post 49, located at 108 Green Ave. in Orange, will hold a plate lunch fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 2. Cost is $7 and the meal consists of fried fish, potato salad, coleslaw, green beans, bread and a dessert. Walk-ins are welcome and delivery is available. Call 409-8861241 after noon on Thursday, Aug. 1 and before 9 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 2 for orders and deliveries.

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.  

Living Well Classes offered Free

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.

Calvin Laughlin Benefit to be held Aug. 11 A benefit for Calvin Laughlin will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 11 at the Jewel Cormier Park in Orangefield. A raffle for a Remington 770 30-06 rifle combo and Remington 770 270 rifle will be held. Food, bake sale silent auction and live music by Shawn Newell and Straight Six will be available. For more information, please contact Stacy Anderson Richoux at 409-540-2701 or Tammy Freeland Glawson at 409-988-2329. Laughlin is a 1992 graduate of Orangefield High School and was critically injured in an ATV accident on May 3, 2012. He is being treated for cerebral edema (brain trauma) and severe trauma to his right foot. He is currently at TIRR in Houston for Neurological Rehab. His parents and two children will remain with him throughout his treatment and recovery. The recovery process will take several months (and possibly years) as the extent of the brain injury is unknown at this time.

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

VFW to host garage sale Sept. 22 Orange Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2775 Ladies Auxiliary will host a garage sale on Saturday, Sept. 22 from 6 a.m. to noon. Tables can be rented for $10 each, payment is required when the reservation is made. For more information, please contact President Cathie Duhon at 409-883-6909 or 409-553-6180, or go by the VFW Clubroom after 3 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Vendors will have the opportunity to set up on the evening of Friday, Sept. 28.

Lutcher Stark High Class of 1962 50th 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,

KOCB searching for community projects Keep Orange County Beautiful has access to limited funding to assist the cities of Orange County, or the county itself, in disposing of abandoned tires dumped on the side of the roads.  Such a project provides a discernible environmental benefit of providing proper disposal of these tires and reduces health threats associated with illegally dumped tires. These dumpsites can become breeding grounds for mosquitos and rodents that carry diseases, plus tire fires can result in the contamination of surface water, ground water and soils.   Funds may also be available to clean up trash dumps on public property. If you or your community affiliations have potential projects that fit this description, please bring them to the attention of the KOCB board at 330-9373.

Fraternal Order of Eagles 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.

Fibromyaligia support group to meet at Second Baptist Church The fibromyaligia support group that meets every first, third and fifth Thursday of every month at Second Baptist Church, 340 Bland Drive in Bridge City has been temporarily cancelled. The next meeting will be publicized soon. The group is for patients, families and friends. The contact person is Joseph Henry at 886-0075.

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

American Legion hosts bingo on Sundays The American Legion Auxiliary Post 49 at 108 Green Ave. in Orange hosts bingo every Sunday, starting at 6:30 p.m. There will also be a bingo game on Easter Sunday at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 886-7202.

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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.

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Deaths and Memorials Mary Lee Vice Formerly of Bridge City Mary Lee Vice, formerly of Bridge City, passed away on Tuesday, July 17, 2012 at her home in Lufkin following a lengthy illness. Mary Lee was preceded in death by her husband, Louis (L.J.) Vice and grandson Colin Everett. She is survived by daughters, Kim Dubose and husband Randy of Lufkin and Debbie Everett and husband Richard of Buna; grandchildren, Dustin Everett and wife Rheanna of Buna, Marissa and Shelby Dubose of Lufkin; greatgrandchildren Easton and Harlee Everett of Buna. Cremation will be performed under the direction of Carroway Funeral Home in Lufkin will burial at Hillcrest Cemetery in Orange. A memorial service will be held at a later date. The family wishes to extend a special thank you to Hospice in the Pines in Lufkin for the love and care shown to our mother.

Peggy “Jerry” Jeraldyne Terry Vidor Jerry Terry, 76, of Vidor died Saturday, July 21, 2012 at her residence. Born on April 6, 1936 and a native of Longview, TX, she was a longtime resident of Vidor. Jerry was a retired secretary clerk with Gulf States Utilities. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Vidor. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 25, at Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor, with burial to follow at Restlawn Memorial Park in Vidor. Jerry is preceded in death by her parents Ivy and Estelle Kennon; and brothers Earl and Ray Kennon.

She is survived by her husband David G. Terry; son, D.D. Terry and his wife Lucy Parker Terry of Orange; sister, Ann Conn of Vidor; and grandchildren Callie Elizabeth Terry and Corrie Anne Terry.

Martha Marie Cooper Bridge City Martha Marie Cooper, 66, of Bridge City passed away Monday July 23, 2012. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, July 27, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Interment will follow at Wilkinson Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 until 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home in Orange. Mrs. Cooper was born in Orange to Mack and Sable (Menard) Duhon. She retired from working at the Orangefield School District and loved being a grandmother. She is preceded in death by her parents, Mack and Sable Duhon; husband, A.C. Cooper; daughter, Veroncia Cooper; sonin-law, Frankie Reeves; three brothers and two granddaughters. Those left to cherish her memory are her daughters and sons-in-law, Tina and Fred Viator, Rhonda and Patrick Hodnett and Amanda Reeves; son, Jeffery Duhon; fourteen grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother, Mack Arthur Duhon and wife, Frances; many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends who will all miss her dearly. Serving as pallbearers will be Christopher griffin, Ryan English, Calvin Reeves, Blaine Reeves,

Scott Mcabee and Thomas Mcabee. Honorary pallbearers will be Mike Duhon, Patrick Hodnett, James Griffin, Shawn King and Fred Viator

William R. “Bill” Pokorney Sr. LakeCharles William R. “Bill” Pokorney Sr. 60, of Lake Charles, p a s s e d away Thursday, July 19, 2012 at St. Patrick’s Hospital in Lake Charles. Services to remember his life were held Sunday, July 22, in the Chapel of Dorman Funeral Home in Orange with Brother John Fortenberry, officiating. Rite of Committal and Interment followed services in the Trout Creek Cemetery in Newton County. Born on Jan. 12, 1952 in Casper, Wyo. to his parents, Charles Pokorney and Velma (Stickney) Pokorney, he lived in Lake Charles for the past 12 years, had lived in Deweyville for 30 years prior and he worked as the manager of the meat department at Sam’s Club in Lake Charles. Bill attended Calvary Baptist Church in Deweyville, he was liked by many people and he coowned the Triangle Meat Market as well as Bill’s Grocery, both in Deweyville. Although Bill worked much, he enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. Bill is preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Katie Pokorney and his brother-in-law, Phil McCabe. Those who will most cherish his memory are his daughters, Julie Lummus and husband,

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StatePoint) If you’re one of the estimated 25 million Americans who suffer from asthma, you know what it’s like to experience symptoms such as coughing, wheezing and shortness of breath. To raise awareness and understanding of this serious and growing health problem, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation and Genentech have joined with the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) to launch The Asthma Express, an educational awareness program to help bring allergic asthma to the forefront. The program highlights the increasing number of people suffering from the disease and how it affects them. The program encourages people to get screened to help determine if their asthma is uncontrolled and to talk with an asthma specialist, like an allergist or pulmonologist, about their results and if they should be screened for allergic asthma. The Asthma Express is stopping in selected cities across the U.S., educating people at community health fairs about asthma, allergic asthma and

some available testing options. In each city, the educational experience features: • Interactive iPad stations where people can learn more about allergic asthma. • Free testing options to see if your asthma is uncontrolled and if allergens may play a role in your asthma. • A take home educational kit to help people talk with their healthcare provider about the disease. Many things can trigger or worsen asthma symptoms, leading to uncontrolled asthma that may vary and recur over time. Of the different types of asthma, allergic asthma is the most common form affecting approximately 60 percent of all asthma sufferers in the U.S. Allergic asthma is caused by sensitivity to yearround allergens in the air that trigger an allergic reaction that can lead to asthma attacks and symptoms. It is also associated with IgE, a type of antibody responsible for most allergic reactions. Typically your healthcare provider will use a skin or blood test to see if your asthma is caused by allergens in

the air. “It is important to understand what could trigger your allergic asthma to help better control your disease,” says Dr. Travis Stork, ER doctor and host of the Emmy award-winning talk show “The Doctors.” “Many people living with asthma and allergic asthma have triggers. Identifying your triggers can help you work with your doctor to determine the most appropriate course of action. The one thing I always tell patients: ‘Empower yourself.’ When it comes to asthma, find out if your asthma is allergic asthma.” Only your healthcare provider can tell you if you have allergic asthma. Be sure to talk to your doctor. To find out more about allergic asthma and when The Asthma Express may be coming to a city near you, visit Dr. Stork is being compensated for his participation in this educational campaign which is sponsored by Genentech and Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation.

How to stay happy as you age (StatePoint) Life has its inevitable ups and downs, and the challenges we experience might not always seem fair. But there’s no need let your happiness depend upon life’s uncontrollable circumstances. “What you want and what you get are not always one and the same,” says Amy Shea, author of the new book “Defending Happiness and Other Acts of Bravery,” a collection of short stories about her life’s journey with adversity. “The key is to find what makes you happy and defend it.” In her book, Shea details how tough circumstances have not deterred her from living life on her own terms. For example, she ultimately came to view her battle with breast cancer as a gift of opportunity. “What is possible to do in one’s life changes remarkably when one fears death more than embarrassment,” she says. Shea has experienced poverty, divorce, cancer and the daily woes of aging, parenting and being parented, but believes that come what may, she is prepared to defend her right to be happy. She offers these insights for those seeking happiness as they age: • Your emotions do not need to be an automatic reaction to what happens to you. By be-

lieving that, you abdicate choice. It is not life that is happy or not. It’s you. • Don’t forget to simply sit from time to time and do some inner wandering. Original thought happens a lot more easily this way than while texting on the treadmill. • Life is neither fair nor kind -- but it is full of beauty and humor, and open to direction. • When it comes to picking your battles, energy is like eye cream: expensive. So use just what you need and put it right where you want it. • Aging won’t be smooth and firm and flawless, but it is not the enemy. In fact, there are certain things about youth you won’t miss at all. • All of us have individual wiring that can get buried from time to time under habits we’ve formed. Be deeply committed toward the wiring that makes you happy. • View life as a dynamic creative disturbance and don’t forget to show up -- it’s worth whatever trouble it takes. More insights can be found in Shea’s new book and online at www.DefendingHappiness. com. Whether you’re experiencing adversity or simply going through the daily annoyances -you can empower yourself by going after, and protecting your happiness.

Tony and Melissa Sheppard and husband, Steven all of Deweyville; his son, William R. Pokorney Jr. and wife, Andrea of Beaumont; his sisters, Jennie McCabe and Marcia Huff and husband, Jerrel all of Deweyville; his brother, Michael Pokorney and wife, Charlotte of Haysville, Kan.; his grandchildren, Crystal McClelland, Tori Lummus, Mackenzie Sheppard, Courtney Sheppard and David Michael Sheppard. Bill is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and many friends made throughout his life. Honoring Bill as pallbearers were Chester Moore, Tracy Lummus, Robert Cervantes, Les Whisneant, Michael Sheppard and Jonathan Sheppard. For those who desire memorial contributions, please make a donation in memory of Bill to the Youth Group at the Calvary Baptist Church in Deweyville, Post Office Box 77, Deweyville, Texas 77614-0077. Those wishing to offer condolences for the family may do so at www.dormanfuneralhome. com.

Darrell Glenn Charrier Sr. West Orange D a r r e l l Glenn Charrier Sr., 55, of West Orange, passed away Tuesday, July 17, 2012 at his residence. Services to remember his life were held Friday, July 20, in the Chapel of Dorman Funeral Home in Orange. Cremation followed the service. Born on Oct. 3, 1956, in Houston, to his parents, Albert Rogers Charrier and Fredna Louise

(Hemphill) Charrier. Darrell was taken in at a young age by his uncle and aunt, Milton Coy Charrier and Patsy Charrier, whom he knew as his parents. Darrell was a lifelong resident of Orange, where he worked as an auto mechanic, he enjoyed riding motorcycles, working on cars and cooking. Darrell will be remembered by his family as a man who marched to the beat of his own drum, he enjoyed spending time with his dog, Ben and spending time with his family. Darrell is preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Robert Charrier; his sister, Cheryl Diane Flores and his uncle, who raised him as his own, Milton Coy Charrier. Those who will most cherish his memory are his daughters, Tori Osgood and husband, Kevin of Austin and Stephanie Charrier and fiancé, Travis Freeman of Lumberton; his sons, Darrell Glenn Charrier Jr. and fiancée, Lesley Peveto, Clint Charrier and Nathan Charrier all of Orange; his aunt, who raised him as her own, Patsy Charrier of Mauriceville; his children’s mother, Violet Odom and husband, Bo of Orange; his sisters, Sissy Charrier of Otis, La. and Carla Charrier of Gonzalez, La.; his brothers, Roger Charrier and wife, Cathe of Mauriceville, Curtis Charrier and wife, Tamara of Alexandria, La. and Kenneth Charrier and wife, Theresa of Tioga, La.; his step brothers, Patrick Coy Charrier and wife, Kristi of Orange and Randy Charrier and wife, Sabrina of Spring; his grandchildren, Jayden Charrier, Konnor Osgood and Kinsley Osgood. Darrell is also survived by numerous members of his extended family. Condolences may be sent for the family

Melvin Lee Hutson Hartburg Melvin Lee Hutson, 82, of Hartburg passed away on Monday, July 16, 2012 at St. Elizabeth Hospital. A Funeral Service was held Thursday, July 19, at Dorman Funeral home, with burial that followed at King Cemetery in Hartburg. He was a native and lifelong resident of Hartburg; born on Sept. 9, 1929 to parents Martha Venson (Lavine) and Jim Frank Hutson. He had served his country during the Korean Conflict in the Army and was a member of Hartburg Baptist Church. He was employed with Texas Highway Department years. He enjoyed play dominos at Old Ruth’s Cafe and bingo at the church. Mr. Hutson was a loving father, brother, grandfather, great grandfather, great-great grandfather and friend who will be missed dearly. He was preceded in death by his wife of 51 years, Pearl Alberta Hutson; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Hutson; and granddaughter, Lindsey Smith; sister, Dorothy Seaman; brothers, Willie Lee Hutson, Leroy Hutson. He is survived by his daughters, Melodie King and husband, Gene of Hartburg, Janie Sarver and husband, Martin Davenport of Hartburg, Tammie Smith and husband, David L. Mauriceville; sister, Velma Marie Dement of Mauriceville; grandchildren, Jason King, Jennifer Easterling, Brennan Sarver, Taylor Smith; great grandchildren, Kenzie King, Harlie King, Shaylee Brenn Sarver, and great great grandchild, Levi Sims.

Five tips for planning for retirement

(StatePoint) Whether you’re in your first job or nearing the golden years, retirement planning should be a top priority. Taking charge of your savings, regardless of your life stage, will help ensure that you get “to” and “through” retirement -- while living the lifestyle you think is right for you. “Today, one of the only vehicles most people have to save for retirement is through their employer-sponsored retirement plan,” said Chuck Cornelio, president of Retirement Plan Services at the Lincoln Financial Group. “Scheduling an annual check-in with your retirement consultant or financial adviser will help you ensure your investments are matched with your risk tolerance, and help you stay on track with your overall retirement goals.” Consider the following five points when reviewing and taking charge of your retirement savings: • Invest your income boosts: If you receive an increase in income like a company bonus, salary increase, tax return or an expense reduction like paying off a car or a loan, it’s a great time to put those extra dollars towards retirement savings. • Consolidate assets: If you

still have retirement funds from previous employers, roll those balances into your current company’s retirement plan. Having all your retirement assets in one place simplifies retirement investing and income planning. • Reduce taxable income: The money you contribute to your employer-sponsored retirement plan is not included in your current taxable income. So the more you save, the lower your income taxes. Taxes aren’t due on the money saved or on any investment earnings until the money is taken out of your 401(k) plan. And the good news is that by the time you withdraw money and pay taxes, you’ll most likely be in a lower tax bracket. • Review your investments: Ask your employer about retirement planning education, online tools, or one-on-one support to help you make sure your investment strategy is in

line with your overall retirement goals as well as your risk tolerance. Take advantage of all the resources available to you. • Maximize match benefits: Make sure you’re contributing enough to take full advantage of any company matching program. This is one of the most valuable benefits of saving for retirement through your employer. If you’re not doing this, you’re simply leaving money on the table. If you’re enrolled in your company’s retirement plan, you’re already on the right track. Remember to stay on track and take greater charge of your retirement plan. More information on saving for retirement can be found at www. To be better prepared for the years ahead, challenge yourself to step back and think about retirement in a new way, considering both savings and planning.



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Thrift and Gift displays anniversary quilt

Barbara Miles, Velma Couture and Mary Guillot are pictured with this year’s anniversary quilt sporting butterflies. The quilt will be raffled off Dec. 10. Chances are $1 each or six for $5. Chances can be purchased at the Thrift and Gift shop located at 360 37th Street in Orange.

and detailed art work such as woodworking, painting and jewelry making. The shop proved successful and was supported by the community for many years. For 30 years, the Thrift and Gift was on 5th street in downtown Orange. Over time, the building deteriorated beyond repair and many felt the Thrift and Gift would close its doors forever.

Jenny Morgan For The Record The Thrift and Gift was organized in 1973 to give seniors age 55 and up a way to supplement their incomes and preserve crafts that had long been a part of American households, which include: quilting, knitting, crocheting, sewing

Cooking with Katherine: Katherine Aras For The Record

To me there is nothing like going to DQ (Dairy Queen) and getting a cold root beer float in the heat of the summer. How about when you are eating certain things like Barbecue? Can you tell I really do like root beer? So how about a Root beer cake? I thought you might like this recipe also. Hopefully you are a root beer fan, too. Well here goes, let me know how you like it.

Pat Putnam, one of the founders of the Thrift and Gift, was determined to not let this happen and found space in the old Salk School on 37th Street in Orange after that property was purchased by PLAN, another organization she supported. The Thrift and Gift Shop reopened in the new location in 2003. The shop still sells handmade items made by seniors. Quilting is a big part of their business. Ladies from the local community gather on Tuesdays and Thursdays to socialize and enjoy their craft. They are always looking for experienced quilters who would like to join them and they are also willing to take on novices who want to learn. The quilters make quilts for the public and the shop. Each year they make a special anniversary quilt they raffle off in December. Money raised from the fundraiser is used for shop expenses. Last year’s winner was a man from out of state that was working locally. This year’s quilt is appliquéd with butterflies and is king sized. Tickets are $1 each or six for $5. Sometimes, people will donate parts of the quilts that are made for the shop and sometimes they have to buy the pieces they need. “We take donations and put them together,” Barbara Miles said. If someone brings in a quilt to be sewn by the guild, Thrift and Gift charges .023 per inch for labor. “We would like for them to bring their quilt top, batting, back piece and thread if possible.” If they don’t have it, the shop will charge for the materials needed according to their costs.

Vendors also sell their quilts in the shop. The shop receives 20 percent of all sales. “This is just something for us to get together and do, said Miles. The quilts vary in price according to size, materials and difficulty. Each quilt takes a different amount of time to make. It depends on the size of the quilt and how many quilters show up. There are usually 8-10 quilters on any given Tuesday or Thursday. The shop is a nonprofit store that sells good used clothing, craft items, books, glassware, primitives, pictures, small antique pieces and household items. The items sold in the store are donated by people in the community. “We take almost anything as long as it’s nice and clean,” said Mary Holland, shop volunteer. According to Holland, costume jewelry has been a hot item lately. “When we were downtown, our good glassware was sought after.” The bargain room is open 9 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday through Friday. It is located in another room in the old Salk School building. Items in the bargain room are garage sale type merchandise. There is a two day sale this week in the bargain room. On Thursday and Friday, July 26-27, everything in the bargain room is half off. The bargain room will be open its regular hours both days. The Thrift and Gift is open 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. It is located at 360 North 37th St. Donations of items are welcomed and encouraged, but they must be delivered to the store.

Root Beer Bundt Cake

Happy eating! 1 stick unsalted butter, plus more for the pan 2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting 2 ½ cups of root beer 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 2 oz. bittersweet chocolate, chopped 1 cup of granulated sugar ½ cup packed dark brown sugar 1 ¼ teaspoons baking soda ½ teaspoon ground allspice 1 teaspoon salt, plus a pinch 3 large eggs, beaten 2 ½ cups confectioners’ sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1. Preheat the oven 325 de-

grees. Butter and flour a 12cup Bundt pan, tap out the excess flour. 2. Heat 2 cups root beer, the cocoa powder, chocolate and 1 stick butter in a large saucepan over medium heat until the butter melts. Add the granulated and brown sugars and whisk until dissolved. Remove from the heat and let cool. 3. Combine 2 cups flour, the baking soda, allspice and 1 teaspoon salt in a bowl. Whisk the eggs into the root beer mixture, then gently fold in the dry ingredients (the batter will be slightly lumpy). 4. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake until a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean, 55 min-

utes to 1 hour, rotating the pan halfway through. Transfer to a rack. Gently poke the cake all over with a skewer and pour ¼ cup root beer over the cake; let cool in the pan for 20 minutes, then invert the cake onto a serving plate and let cool completely. 5. Meanwhile, make the glaze: Whisk the remaining ¼ cup root beer, a pinch of salt, the confectioners’ sugar and vanilla in a until smooth. Drizzle over the cake. Have a special recipe your family enjoys E-mail to Katherine Aras Look Who’s Cooking Now (409) 670-3144

Like the weather, hot investments can cool off



We’re in the “Dog Days” of summer – traditionally the hottest, steamiest time of year. But in a few Karen Collier weeks, the Edward Jones Financial Advisor temperatures will begin to cool down. Nature isn’t alone in this heating-and-cooling pattern — you can also find evidence of it in the investment world. To be specific, today’s “hot” investments can lose their sizzle quickly — which means that, as an investor, you’ll need to take steps to avoid being left out in the cold. An investment can become “hot” — that is, its price can shoot up — for any of a number of reasons. For example, a company that provides a well-known product or service may decide to “go public” by making its shares available to investors; when this happens,

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ments. Hot stocks are often expensive stocks, so you may be limited in the number of shares you can purchase. As an alternative, look for quality investments that are trading at reasonable prices. You might also consider buying additional shares in quality companies you already own. • Buy appropriate investments. Even if you can afford to buy some shares in hot stocks, should you? These stocks may not be suitable for your needs, for any number of reasons: too risky for your risk tolerance, too similar to other stocks you already own, and so on.You need to own investments that are appropriate for your individual needs. Of course, you also need to keep in mind that any investment in stocks — whether hot or not — will fluctuate with changes in market conditions and may be worth more or less than your original investment when you sell. • Diversify your holdings. By continually pursuing hot investments, you might end up with an unbalanced, nondiversified portfolio. By diversifying your holdings, you can help reduce the impact of volatility on your portfolio. However, diversification, by itself, cannot guarantee a profit or protect against loss. • Think long term. Chasing hot stocks is strictly a shortterm move. Successful investors adhere to long-term strategies that require discipline, patience and a constant focus on the future. By following these suggestions, you’re unlikely to experience the “thrill” of chasing after hot investments — but you will get the satisfaction of building a portfolio designed to help meet your important investment goals. This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your local Edward Jones Financial Advisor

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RecoRd Memories from the past Announcements

King and Dee, the early years keep it a secret but that did not work. We stayed at Mom and I have been asked by several of the grandkids to relate how Dad’s and I worked for him around the farm. Sadly, our first Eloide and I got together. It was not a sudden thing, but it hap- child was born prematurely that year and only lived two or three pened and developed over the years hours. We named her Olivia Dell and buried her at Wilkinson I was in the third grade at the Lemonville School when Mrs. Cemetery. Alva Willey got the job of teaching there. She Life was hard after that. We were young, had a car, so her son Bailey, who was my age, broke and did not know what we wanted. We and her granddaughter Eloide Linscomb, rode would live together a while and then break up with her instead of walking to the school in and she would return to her Mother’s house. Mauriceville. I was working at the store in Mauriceville at Dee was a small, skinny first grader and, of this time and making $40 a month. On a Satcourse as schoolmates, we saw a lot of each urday after we closed, instead of going home, other and were friendly – but I still thought I went to Orange and asked Dee to come out of her as a skinny kid. After a few years, the the car. We talked for hours. We knew we loved Lemonville, Texla and Gist schools all consolieach other and were meant to be together. We dated into one school at Mauriceville. We had made a commitment to each other to put aside all new buildings, new buses and a lot more our petty differences and try to live a good life. students. Dee and I did not have much contact We got back together and got along good. Then, but as we grew into teens, I could see she was on Jan. 11, 1940, Nita was born. We were exdeveloping a few curves and had a pretty face, tremely happy to have started a family and it although she was still very lean. seemed to cement our marriage. Bailey and I were invited to a party at a cousThe rest is history. Andy was born 1943, in’s house in Vidor. He got his Mom’s car and Derry in 1945, Danny in 1941, Nancy in 1955 Wilson “King” Dunn we made the party. As it turned out, Dee was and Tommy in 1957. Money was short and we 1918-2012 also there and wanted a ride home with us. Baistruggled together to keep up. Especially hard ley had to take his date home, so that put Dee and me in the back were the years after 1954 when we went way in debt and built the seat down the long, dusty road from Vidor to home. As teenag- new and larger house. But Dee and I worked together and saved ers, we did some talking and feeling and hugging, and we shared together, and in the end it turned out good. We raised a family of our first kiss in the back seat of that old Ford. At this time, she which we were both proud. was fourteen and I was seventeen and although it was not anyI am happy to say Eloide and I loved and enjoyed each other for thing serious, we both felt there was a connection from there on. 72 years of married life. A short time later, Dee’s mother found work at the laundry in Olivia Dell Dunn Orange and her family moved to town. Over the next year or so, Our first baby, Olivia Dell, was born prematurely on Aug. 28, I dated other girls and she dated other boys but we always came 1938. She only lived a few hours. back to each other. We both loved to dance and we frequented We buried her at Wilkinson Cemetery and for while she did the nightclubs in Louisiana a lot. not have a headstone. We finally were able to afford a headstone To shorten this story, after some heavy and serious dating, we by making a deal and paying for it a little at a time. I was only decided we wanted to marry. So on April 6, 1938, we went to making $40 a month and that’s how much the tombstone cost. Lake Charles and were married by a preacher there. Oleta, my We decided to have ‘Baby Dunn’ engraved on the stone instead brother Gordon’s wife, went with us as a witness. We tried to of her name because the engraving was charged by the letter.

City of Orange to declare July 27 Dupont Goodrich FCU Day In honor of DuPont Goodrich Federal Credit Union’s (DuGood) 50th Anniversary, the City of Orange is declaring Friday, July 27 DuPont Goodrich Federal Credit Union Day July 27 marks a huge milestone for DuGood. The credit union first opened its door 50 years ago in the small office of a plant worker at the DuPont Beaumont Chemical Works Plant. Today, it operates out of nine branch locations that serve over 30,000 members in Jefferson, Hardin, Jasper and Orange counties. DuGood President and CEO Jada Kelley attributes DuGood’s success to the support of the credit union’s members and the community. The credit union believes in the philosophy of “People Helping People” and demonstrates this by giving back. Just last year alone, DuGood gave back over $520,000 in the form of cash incentives, rate discounts, charitable donations and more.

DuGood began their golden anniversary celebration in January and has been partying all year long with giveaways, and special events each month. On July 27, the festivities will continue with an open house at each branch offering refreshments and door prizes. The credit union will also join with Sour Lake Motor Company (Truckville) to announce the winner of their 50th Anniversary Loan Promotion. The grand prize winner will receive a brand new 2012 truck. Nine remaining finalists will bring home a 50-inch TV, three day cruise, Kemah getaway package or other great prizes. DuGood’s 50th Anniversary celebration will continue until the end of the year. For more information on their monthly events and giveaways, log on to

Victory Life Church to host Back to School Bash Victory Life Church in Orange is having their Back to School Bash 2012 coming up at 2 p.m. Aug. 5. They have been reaching out to the Southeast Texas community for 10 years with this annual event by hosting a day full of fun activities and giving away school supplies for those that are in need. This year they are working in conjunction with the Salvation Army to host the event in effort to accommodate even more families. Recently, the state sponsored Desk Program for Texas has been discontinued and many children are not able to prepare for school with supplies on their own. This year it is required students pre-register for the supplies starting on July 23-26 at the

Salvation Army and also on the day of the event at Victory Life Church. Those receiving school supplies must have monthly income forms and a monthly bill to show Orange County residence when they pre-register, as well as student ID/proof of residence. For those who attend the event there will be food, free haircuts, child ID kits, Medicare/ CHIP program resources, a wide range of community non-profit organizations and much more fun activities including horses. In addition , Intense Ministries will be demonstrating feats of strength. For more information contact the church at or Pastor Nathan Fleetwood at 409-791-7277 or Steven Burks at 409-550-8451.

Richard to wed McDonald

James and Lynn Richard of Bridge City are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Haley Ann, to Jerod Ruil “JR” McDonald, the son of Donald and Audrey McDonald of Vidor. Haley is a 2006 graduate of Bridge City High School and a 2012 graduate of Lamar Institute of Technology. She is a registered dental hygienist. JR is a 2000 graduate of Vidor High School. He served in the US Army and is currently a student at Southwestern Theological Seminary in Fort Worth. He is employed by Sand Flat Baptist Church in Cleburne, Texas as a minister to students. The couple plans to wed on Nov. 17, 2012 at First Baptist Church in Bridge City.

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BCLL All-Stars poised to take the field in state competition . . .


More often than one would expect, the reply is the same when new clients call and the first question I ask them is, “Is there a technique or something specific that you hope to learn about fishing this area?” While I would like to know in advance that I can even do what they are going to pay me to do, the generic answer is, “We’re not particular…we just want to catch a limit of trout, reds, and flounder.” While I long ago accepted that daunting challenge as a basic premise of the guiding The Bridge City Little League All-Stars line up along the baseline for the National Anthem before defeating West University Place 4-3. The Bridge City boys profession, a larger percentage of folks call advanced one step closer to the regional championship for a run at the World Series. The team is managed by little league playoff veteran Ronnie Shugart. RECORD PHOTO: Chris Slaughter with more practical expectations.“We just want to have a good time” is number one followed by the more specific desire to learn more about the lake or techniques that differ from the ones they have already mastered. Robert’s reason for booking a trip last week was even more to the point.“I know the fresh KAZ’S KORNER miles as it used to be, it happened with the same traffic congestion the water has hurt the bite, but my nephew is in took us three more hours last couple of times we traveled through Mofrom Kansas and I only have two days to try JOE KAZMAR to drive down Interstate 10 bile. However, the return trip home heading and put him on a redfish.” Thus the reason FOR THE RECORD because so many more peo- west was no problem, because there are not both he and I were smiling in the rain as the ple are choosing this area four lanes of traffic approaching the tunnel. It had almost become an annual event--unline peeled off fourteen year old Tyson’s spin- til Hurricane Ivan rained on our parade a few Susan and I traveled in our car while our for their vacations, too. ning reel. Throw in some rainy daughter Cathy Whitehead, husband Brian, years ago—that we would spend a week vaca“Mission accomplished”, I thought as I tioning in a cushy condo overlooking the white weather both coming and grand-daughters Jennifer 14 and Shannon 11 turned the bow of the boat in an effort to sandy Gulf of Mexico beach at Perdido Key going and a gross mis- led the way in their vehicle. We tried to stay help him regain some line. Five minutes later, which is located just past the Alabama-Florida management of traffic flow close together and utilized the old’ reliable cell which is an eon in fishing tug-of-war time, I state line in the Sunshine State. around Mobile, Ala. and it’s a 10-hour trip phones whenever we lost sight of each other. knew that the fish on the other end of the line We were about 10 miles from the MississipThe area has been restored beautifully but instead of the usual seven hours. IH 10 has a could not be a red fish. Because the salinity it took three years of missing this annual trek two-lane underwater tunnel and four-lanes of pi-Alabama state line when this bozo in a fulllevels were so low due to all of the rain, I seri- before we were able to enjoy the vacation as we traffic leading to it in the heart of downtown sized import nudged his way between us in the ously doubted that it could be a jack, but Ty- used to. Mobile. Traffic moves at a snail’s pace for miles. Luckily that is only Eastbound, but it has Although the trip is the same number of SEE KAZ PAGE 3B COLBURN PAGE 2B

Beach vacation to sunshine state not sunny


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son’s fish exhibited that kind of speed. Miraculously enough, considering the fact that we were using no leader material with 12 pound test mono, Tyson eventually slid what appeared to be a totally exhausted shark within a few feet of the boat. I have no idea what kind of shark it was as I don’t do sharks or sting rays so it might as well have been a great white! Robert guessed it to be 3 to 4 feet in length, but had no guesses as to what kind it was either. Tyson was prying the shark’s mouth open with the net handle to get a better view of the teeth (I had already decided the lure belonged to the fish) when the supposedly exhausted animal flipped over, exploded into the side of the boat in a shower of spray and raced away in an awesome display of power. Tyson eventually caught several reds before the morning was over, but I am yet to figure out what sharks are doing on the north end of the lake when it is so fresh. We expect them in drought conditions, but even the trout search out saltier water when the runoff from extended rains is significant. Even more unnerving for someone that has been doing a little wade fishing of late is the fact that at least two other local anglers have encountered sharks over the past month. Phillip Fuller emailed me a picture of what was left of a very nice trout that was bitten in half while he was reeling it in. A sizeable shark, aren’t they all sizeable, cut it off right behind the head. Larry Strickland, a Sabine Lake fisherman that would rather catch a trophy trout than eat, recently caught two bull sharks in the four-foot class within 500-yards of the ICW. The first one was an unexpected encounter, but to my way of thinking he was asking for it with the second one! After pointing out the fact in a conversation last year that big trout love ladyfish, Strickland foul hooked a small one on a Super Spook and allowed it to flounce around on the surface. His patience was rewarded when an eight pound trout ingested the lure, ladyfish and all. Thus the reason for dragging a small lady fish impaled on the treble hooks of his Spook behind the boat while he continued to cast another lure last week. The violent strike produced the only adrenalin rush as he quickly knew that he had something other than a trout. Why he felt compelled to ever try the same thing again I do not know, but it cost him two Super Spooks. Here’s the scary part if catching any shark isn’t scary enough for you. All of these sharks, including ours, were hung on the flat south of Stewt’s Island. Phillip never saw his shark, I don’t have clue what kind our shark was and Larry may well have hung the same shark on two different occasions. The bottom line is that they are still around there somewhere and the fresh water doesn’t seem to be a deterrent. On a brighter note, it was still raining Tuesday morning, but the trout and the redfish are back to chasing both shrimp and shad in the lake. The water is a little more offcolored as expected, but it hasn’t bothered the fish. Geaux Gleaux and red shad have been very good colors in a Sea Shad or Flats Minnow. We have also done much better fishing under a Kwik Cork or rigging the tails on the lightest head that you can throw a reasonable distance. Don’t forget about the upcoming OCARC and Cops Helping Kids tournaments scheduled for the first weekend in August. Both events are fund raisers dedicated to helping out the mentally challenged and needy children in Orange and Jefferson County. For more information call the OCARC at 409-886-1363 or Tony Viator at 409284-7934.

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Phillip Fuller went fishing Saturday morning just off north end of Pleasure Island. When he reeled in the fish, he found quite a surprise.

Game wardens stress school not out for teen boaters State Game Wardens are seeing a spate of mishaps on popular lakes this summer involving teen boat operators who have not taken mandatory boater education. While the new law became effective last year, Texas Parks and Wildlife law enforcement officials say many teens and their parents are still unaware of the required certification. A serious boating accident in Central Texas last weekend illustrates a tragic scenario game wardens are hoping can be avoided with proper education. The accident occurred on Inks Lake in Llano County on Saturday, July 21, and involved a collision between a pair of personal watercraft; one operated by a 14-year-old male and the other by a 16-yearold male with a 16-year-old female passenger. Witnesses responded to aid the injured and called 911. The 14-year-old was air-lifted to Dell Children’s Hospital in Austin. The operators did not know each other and all were wearing required personal flotation devices, however, neither operator had taken the mandatory boater ed course. The parent/guardians were not aware of the age restriction and need of a boater education course or needing to accompany the operators. The mandatory boater education law requires anyone born on or after Sept. 1, 1993 who operates a vessel with a motor of more than 15 horsepower or a wind-blown vessel measuring more than 14 feet in length take the course or be accompanied by someone 18 or older who meets the boater education requirements or is exempt by age. Accompany means onboard the craft. While all boaters are encouraged to take boating safety education, those born before Sept. 1, 1993, are exempt from required certification. Information about boater education is available at http:// Boaters falling under the boater education requirement will be required to carry a valid ID and documentation of having taken and passed a boater education course. Failure to meet the requirements is a Class C misdemeanor, and violators have 90 days to complete a boater education course to have the charges dismissed. The 82nd Texas Legislature during its regular session also clarified the definition of a vessel to encompass such craft as standup paddle craft, kayaks and canoes. In Texas public waters everyone onboard a vessel that measures less than 26-feet in length must have a life jacket available and kids under 13 must wear one.

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How many times have we seen it happen, it seems like the whole fishing world is crying about the wind and wishing that it would stop so we can get back to the business of enjoying our favorite sport. Well guess what, all the wishes came true and now we have a new enemy as the daytime temperatures are just plain going through the roof. It has just been hot as a family of rats in a wool sock and we are just now really getting to the tough summer months. Excessive heat like we have experienced so far means that fishermen will have to do some things differently in order to catch fish on a consistent basis and be safe while on the water. Now some of the obvious precautions that come to mind are taking care of you before, during, and after any trip out on the water. The blazing sun can take a toll on your body if you aren’t prepared and no fish is worth jeopardizing years off of your life. Make the effort to protect yourself by dressing right and wearing some quality sunscreen. The newest fishing clothing out there will keep you safe from the harmful rays of the sun as well as allow you to fish comfortUZZLE FROM PAGE 3B

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Kaz: Beach vacation left-hand lane. It had been raining and the line of traffic was slowing down periodically. One time the line slowed down but the bozo must have been texting or something and had to jam on his brakes. The next thing we knew his car was perpendicular to mine and Brian’s car, sliding toward the right-hand lane which also was laden with traffic. As his car spun to complete a 360 degree circle, I saw the most terrified look I’ve ever witnessed on the driver. When he cleared my path I accelerated in case someone from the right lane swerved into my lane to avoid the anticipated collision. I heard a big bang and thought the truck next to me with the word “EXPLOSIVES” written on the side had hit me. But the sound came from a car rear-ending the truck. We had to keep moving but in my mirror I saw at least half-dozen cars off the right side of the road. We arrived safely at Perdido Key late that afternoon and settled into our three-bedroom condo on the fifth floor with a veranda that was less than 100 feet from the Gulf. Monday was the only cloudless day, perfect for a round of golf. I asked if there was a special rate for seniors and was told that nearly everyone that plays are seniors, but there was a twilight rate after 1 p.m. which sounded good.

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DALLAS -- In a sign of solidarity, Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant was joined by his mother, Angela Bryant, at a brief news conference on Tuesday to stress that while there may have been an incident last week, no family violence occurred. Neither Bryant nor his mother took questions regarding the Class A misdemeanor charge filed by DeSoto police. Instead, a statement was released and read aloud by their attorney, Texas state senator Royce Wst. “Did a family disagreement occur? Yes,” West said in the statement. “Did Dez Bryant commit family violence against his mother? No.” “They are here together today to show they do love and support each other,” the statement said. “Just as much as they did before the incident a week ago. But like all families, the Bryants have disagreements.” The NFL is looking into the matter, as are the Cowboys. Bryant, who finished second on the team in receiving yards (928) and touchdowns (nine) is subject to a fine or suspension by the league. A Dallas County district attorney’s spokeswoman said the case filed by DeSoto police against Bryant includes an affidavit of non-prosecution from the complainant. Police issued an arrest warrant for Bryant last week after a July 14 incident in which he allegedly hit his mother in the face with a baseball cap. The police affidavit said Bryant grabbed his mother by her Tshirt, causing her bra to tear. According to the DeSoto police department, Bryant is charged with a Class A misdemeanor for assaulting a female family member and was released a few hours later without talking with police. According to the incident report, Bryant became angry when his mother asked him to leave her home during an argument with his stepbrother. Angela Bryant said on a 911 call that this was not the first time she was assaulted by her son. Angela Bryant is heard on the tape saying her son is trying to kill her before speaking to the 911 operator.

The Perdido Bay Golf Club was only a couple of miles from the condo and thanks to all the rain that fell this summer, the course was a lush green. I shot about 10 strokes better than the last time I played there a few years ago, crediting the shorter senior distances rather than an increase in talent. The Blue Angels were practicing Wednesday morning so Brian and I took the girls to Pensacola Naval Air Station, which was only about five miles from the condo and were amazed at the precise maneuvers and tight formations of those six jet pilots. The key to enjoying the air show was having ear plugs, because those low-flying jets are loud. Brian and I made a trip to the Pensacola Dog Track and watched those greyhounds chase a mechanical rabbit around the track at 40 mph. That was exciting even though our choices didn’t hit the pay station very often. Our trip back to Orange in

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the rain was uneventful except when Susan saw a billboard advertising a Steak N Shake near Covington, La. and had to stop. She remembers eating at that restaurant chain while traveling through Arkansas when she was a little girl. Her reminiscing was not conducive to my Weight Watchers program. KWICKIES…The Sunset Grove Country Club’s Men’s Golf Association held its annual Club Championship last Saturday and Sunday. The Championship Flight was won by Jerrod Landry with Tom Toal second; First Flight winner was Mark Magnuson with Bart Williams and Dwayne Mims tied for second; Second Flight was won by Kelly Cordova with Keith Grissom and Glenn Aldredge tying for second place; Third Flight winner was Bill Van and Donnie Mires and Ed Keegan tied for second; Fourth Flight was won by Cimron Campbell, second was Mike Hughes and third was Randy Brown.

The sports section of the Pensacola News Journal had a couple of big stories about a trio of local athletes-- Bubba Watson getting ready to play in the British Open, Alabama star running back Trent Richardson, who was the only No. 1 pick in the recent NFL draft who has yet to sign a contract and NBA veteran player Reggie Evans, who was traded earlier this month from the LA Clippers to the Brooklyn Nets. Watson was among the first-round leaders while Richardson was a graduate of Escambia High School, the same alma mater as Emmitt Smith. Evans had NBA stops at Seattle, Denver, Philadelphia, Toronto and the Clippers. NCAA President Mark Emmert came down hard on Penn State Monday morning by fining the institution a whopping $60 million, banning the football team from the post-season including all bowl games for four years, making the school forfeit 112 football victories from 1998-2011, eliminating 20 football scholarships per year and putting the football program on probation for five years. Penn State players and

new recruits may transfer to another Division I institution and be able to play immediately. It’s a shame that the football program Head Coach Joe Paterno took decades to build into national prominence was torn down by one perverted assistant coach. So many people (players and fans) are being punished for something with which they had nothing to do. Former West Orange-Stark Mustang and University of Texas standout Deon Beasley is presently starting at cornerback for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in the Canadian Football League. The Blue Bombers made it to the championship game last season but is off to an 0-4 start so far this season, which begins two months earlier than the NFL because of Canada’s different climate. Australian golfer Adam Scott proved once again that a player or team cannot play NOT to lose but must continue doing what got them to the brink of victory. Scott led by four shots with four holes remaining in last weekend’s British Open and was defeated by a surprised Ernie Els, who


won his fourth major tourney. The easy-going South African felt really bad about his good friend Scott’s late collapse, but Els did play well enough to win. Tiger Woods had his chances, but made a major mistake by not taking a drop from a bunker and ended up with a triple-bogey seven on the hole. Tiger finished tied for third place with Brandt Snedeker, four strokes off Els’ winning score of 273. JUST BETWEEN US…I was appalled when I checked Sunday’s Houston Chronicle and saw how the Astros front office dismantled the team’s pitching staff, which at one time was pretty good. The team had reduced its average age to 27 years old and the number of bona fide major league players to single digits. The next thing they probably will do is fire Manager Brad Mills for not winning enough games. But how can a team of minor leaguers compete against real major leaguers? And how can management in good conscience ask patrons to pay major league prices to watch the Astros create new ways of losing games?


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Invasive zebra mussels found in second Texas lake Boaters urged to continue to clean, drain and dry

In the late summer of 2010 TPWD tried without success to chemically eradicate zebra mussels in a creek which feeds into the Trinity River system in North Texas. Unfortunately, no magic bullet has been found that will eliminate the bivalves once they have established themselves in a body of water. However, the spread of zebra mussels can be slowed by making sure that boats that operate in zebra mussel-infested waters are not used in any other body of water until they have been cleaned, drained and dried. In addition, TPWD has recently adopted rules regarding the transfer of zebra mussel larvae in water

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AUSTIN - Three years after the discovery that zebra mussels had established themselves in Lake Texoma, the destructive invasive species has been confirmed in Lake Ray Roberts north of Denton. This is only the second lake in Texas found to have zebra mussels, and the first in the Trinity River basin. “Unfortunately, from an environmental and economic standpoint, this is very bad news,” says Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Executive Director Carter Smith. “For a host of reasons the implications of this discovery are substantial to Texas waters and their future use and management. We intend to continue working with our partners to do everything reasonably possible to try and prevent the further spread of this harmful invasive species.” Smith emphasized that the discovery underscores the importance of boaters helping to prevent the spread of zebra mussels, which can be unknowingly spread when boats and trailers are moved from lake to lake. TPWD and a coalition of partners has a public education campaign underway in North Texas encouraging lake users to clean, drain and dry their boats, trailers and gear. An instructional video and other tips on how to prevent the spread are available at Originally from the Balkans, Poland and the former Soviet Union, zebra mussels found their way to the Americas in the 1980s via ballast water of a ship. The small invaders were first found in 1988 in Lake St. Clair, Mich., and are currently known to have infested 29 states and more than 600 lakes or reservoirs in the United States.

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Zebra mussels can have economic and recreational impacts in Texas reservoirs. They can clog public-water intake pipes, harm boats and motors left in infested waters by covering boat hulls and clogging water-cooling systems, annoy boat-dock owners by completely covering anything left under water and can make water recreation hazardous because of their razor-sharp edges. From the environmental perspective, zebra mussels are filter feeders, which mean they compete with baitfish such as

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shad for available forage. Any impact on baitfish in turn can affect their predators -- game fish such as bass, striped bass and catfish. Zebra mussels are also very harmful to native mussel populations because they will colonize on their shells and essentially suffocate them. The latest discovery came following the DNA analysis of water samples collected from 14 North Texas reservoirs. While 12 of the samples proved negative, zebra mussel DNA was confirmed in the Lake Ray Roberts and Lake

Uzzle: safe summer fishing ably. There are plenty of great clothing manufacturers out there and they have some really nice options for the fisherman who wants to be safe. I have fallen in love with the long sleeve pullover Guide Skiff t-shirt from Columbia, it’s light, dries fast and isn’t bulky which makes it nice when I’m on the poling platform all day. Another addition to your wardrobe needs to be a hat that covers your ears and the back of your neck; the old ball cap won’t cut it for protection from the sun. I have seen many of the Florida and Caribbean guides use the Buff which is adaptation of the neck gaiter that many snow skiers wear and became famous when the contestants on Survivor began wearing them. The buff can be wrapped around a hat or your neck and face to give incredible protection from harmful UV rays and it stays on much easier than a bandana ever could. I recently got a couple of them and they are a nice addition to your sun block. Now that we are properly clothed and protected we can get down to the business of actually catching fish. The ultra hot temperatures will do just as big a number on the fish as they do on the fishermen, feeding windows become a little smaller and fish just tend get a bit more lethargic when the mercury climbs. I have seen redfish in the shallow marshes almost look up at the boat and beg you not to spook them because they are resting or are having trouble finding enough oxygen to make mov-

from Lake Texoma and Lavon. To comply with those rules, boaters and anglers need to drain all water from their boats (including live wells) before leaving those lakes. For two years, TPWD and a coalition of partners have been reaching out to boaters in North Texas to help educate them about the importance of taking action to slow the spread of zebra mussels. These partners include: Sabine River Authority and Neches River Authority. Saul said TPWD will be looking at expanding current regulations dealing with clean, drain and dry rules to prevent the transfer of zebra mussel larvae to other lakes.

ing around an option. These fish are often difficult to catch because they just don’t want to expend the effort to move in those conditions. Give the same fish a little overcast or summer shower that brings the temperatures down as well as rejuvenates the water and you have a whole different fish. That wonderful feeling of relief that we all get after a much needed rain is just what the doctor ordered to get those fish moving and eating again. Speaking of fish eating, how many times in the summer have you seen fish just come up and nudge a topwater plug? It seems like they just don’t want to commit to coming all the way up to the surface and close the deal. Several years ago while spending time with Jim Leavelle in his booth at one of the fishing shows we had a conversation about just this very subject. Leavelle, who spent years as one the best guides in the Galveston complex, had begun to take many clients down south to Baffin at various times of the year. During some of those summer trips he had encountered the same situation, fish just not wanting to come all the way to the surface to eat a topwater plug. Leavelle’s remedy to the problem was weighting down the back hook with either a piece of solder wound around the shank of the hook or a small pinch on sinker in the same place. The weight on the back hook would make the back of topwater plug sink down when it wasn’t being worked across the surface of the water. The

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plug actually sat like a cork in the water instead of floating on top. That small little bit of plug under the water was often just enough to get those fish to take the bait, it worked like magic. I still use the technique on occasion to this day and I always give Jim credit for sharing that little bit of knowledge with me. Now for many anglers at this time of the year the best way to escape the summer heat is to wait until dark and then pursue their favorite fish. Night fishing is an altogether different animal compared to fishing during the day. I personally will not take clients at night due to the fact that so many things can happen and they are multiplied in the dark. For my own personal fishing this is a different story, you can have an absolute blast under the cover of darkness. A calm night and a vicious topwater strike are what many fishermen’s dreams are made of. At night you get the benefit of several things, one being the heat is much less and that makes fishing a whole lot more tolerable. Another benefit of fishing at night is the reduced traffic on the water; fish are much more likely to move around in the calmer conditions. If you plan to be out at night please remember to do a couple of things that will help to ensure your safety and make your trips more productive for years to come. First and foremost be sure to let someone know where you are going and what time you expect to be back. In the dark

Texoma samples. The Texoma results were expected, but the Ray Roberts results were very concerning. Following receipt of those results, TPWD fisheries biologists conducted a survey of the lake and confirmed the presence of small zebra mussels in several different locations on the lake and immediately below the dam. “This is the first confirmed reservoir on the Trinity River Basin to have an established population of zebra mussels,” explained Brian VanZee, TPWD’s regional Inland Fisheries director. “The ones that have been found are only 1/8 to � of an inch in size, so that means they were likely spawned earlier this year.” TPWD does not know exactly when or how the zebra mussels managed to reach Lake Ray Roberts, a 29,350acre impoundment that sees heavy recreational use. “More than likely, it was a boat that operated in Lake Texoma or some other lake infested with zebra mussels and then was used in Lake Ray Roberts without first being cleaned, drained and dried,” says Gary Saul, TPWD Inland Fisheries Division Director. “In reality, we’ll probably never know.” it’s awful hard to flag someone down and get help. Two, be dang certain you have a PFD on and some sort of signaling device like a whistle attached to you. Three, be careful of exploring new water in the dark. Nobody likes surprises and they are magnified in the dark. Now that you have the safety stuff out of the way you can get down to the business of fishing. A good quality light or Q beam will help you locate bait. A quick scan across the surface will send baitfish fleeing and give exact locations to where the best concentrations of bait may be ganged up. Different anglers have varying theories on which moon phase is better for night fishing, I like the days around the full moon and I know others who swear by no moon at all. Either one will work if you have a plan and set up accordingly. Some anglers like to use lights in order to draw fish to them while others will opt for a more traditional approach and fish know pieces of structure. Again, both methods will work and only you can pick your favorite. The summer heat will be upon us for at least a couple of more months so be prepared to deal with it. The fishing will change with the weather but the patterns we discussed earlier should at least help you along the way to locating and catching fish at this time of the year. Please be safe if you go out in either the heat of the day or the dark of night, no fish is worth a big risk and I am sure there are plenty of folks who want to be around for a long while. Enjoy the summer, take a kid fishing, and by all means be safe.


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When I send my calendar out, the volunteers just fill it up. We try to send at least two Glenda Lucia wants people people and at least two desto know there are more ways serts every week and so far we to donate to nonprofit orga- have not missed a Wednesday. nizations than just money. Gilbeaux said, “They actually She wants to spotlight the two give up their lunch, usually we year anniversary of a group of try to be down there at 11:15 volunteers at St. Mary’s Soup and we try to be back by 12:15Kitchen that is held every 12:30.” Wednesday. Kay Faulk is known as the “If it wasn’t for them, we cake lady at the shelter. “Evwould be having packaged eryone asks for Ms. Kay’s cookies and cakes for dessert,” cakes,” said Lucia. She puts a she said. Lucia is referring to a little extra love in her baking dedicated team of volunteers and the clients really apprecifrom Orange Savings Bank in ate it according to Lucia. Orange. They have a box for food Two years ago, Bank Presi- collections in the bank lobby dent Stephen Lee challenged called ‘Gallon of Love,’ behis employees to get more cause the soup kitchen likes involved in the community. to get their food in gallons beEmployees were divided into cause it goes further. teams and each was to pick a Gilbeaux said it usually project of community service takes four gallon cans to make for a year. one side dish each Wednesday. When the year was up for the “It goes pretty fast.” volunteers at St. Mary’s soup “We started before Thankskitchen, they had so much fun giving and left our box out unthey decided to continue and til January. Then it kinda they recently celebrated died down and we took their second anniversary it away. We put it with the organization. back out now cause “I love being around with summer; they’re people. I love helping serving a lot more people. I just love being people with kids bea part of things,” ing out of school… said Trissa Vickso we thought ers a member maybe it would of the Orange be a good time to Branch. “I usucollect again for ally go and serve their pantry.” at least once or Dana Tratwice a month.” vis, the MauJo Gilbeaux riceville branch coordinates the m a n a g e r volunteers at the Kay Faulk, “The Cake Lady.” brought gallon bank, “We’ve not cans of vegmissed a Wednesday in two etables to the bank Tuesday. years of having at least two “We’re a little bit further out, people there, sometimes hav- so we try to help with the doing three or four people there. nations. We gather them up

and bring them over here so they can be delivered to the soup kitchen.” Travis said occasionally some of her employees serve and one employee, Natalie, serves frequently. “She comes out quite often and volunteers.” Gilbeaux said, “I think it is really important to note that it really doesn’t take much on the part of an employer to encourage their employees to be involved in the community and that’s what Mr. Lee did for us.” She continued, “He really kind of challenged us at that point two years ago, to really get involved in the community. Customer service doesn’t stop at lunch or where we go.” Nancy Vincent said, “He wanted all his employees from down to the bottom to the top to be involved and find some things we were interested in doing. We’ve always been community involved, but not to the level that we are now, when he challenged all the employees to involved in some way. “ She said the soup kitchen is the most ongoing project, but their community involvement goes beyond that “It just doesn’t take away from the bank or customer service at all, so it doesn’t take much for an employer to encourage involvement,” said Vincent. Orange Savings Bank is actively involved with various organizations such as Habitat for Humanity, Greater Orange Area Chamber of Commerce, United Way, West Orange Stark Education Foundation, Little Cypress Mauriceville Education Foundation, Junior Achievement, CASA, Hospice,

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Lions Club Carnival and Texas Adopt a Road program just to name a few. They are always seeking ways to give back to the community whether it is helping with financial literacy at local schools or informing the elderly about Identity Theft at the Heritage House and Palm Gardens’ facility. Vincent said some of the projects they are involved in are on an annual basis such as the Lions Club Carnival. They man the fish toss booth. “It’s a very challenging booth,” said Vincent. “It’s a busy booth. The only good thing is, it normally involves

little kids and it closes before the bigger rides for the bigger kids.” She said they get to close at 10 p.m. instead of midnight. “I think in every Habitat house we have done something on, from hang siding, to insulation.” Vincent said she has to wait until they get to a part that can use her “unskilled” labor. They have members on the board of United Way. “We run a pretty successful in-house campaign we have increased our donation every year,” said Vincent. She said the bank also provides teachers for the Junior Achievement program

Orange Savings Bank mission is “Creating extraordinary value for our community and shareholders by building lifelong relationships and making the difference in the lives of everyone we serve.” Gilbeaux said Lee is leading and living that mission by example. Lee’s entire family has worked at the soup kitchen. He is teaching his boys the importance of volunteering in the community. Lucia hopes others will take note and find ways to contribute to area organizations in more ways than just money. “It’s been such a blessing to all of us,” said Gilbeaux.

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• The Record • Week of Wednesday, July 25, 2012

First Baptist Church to celebrate 90 years Tips for women to prevent common On Aug. 3, 1922, at a prayer meeting in the Long Pines Baptist Church in Broaddus, Texas. health problems The southern gospel group Footprints will home of Mr. and Mrs. J.C. McGill, First Baptist Church Orangefield was organized as a mission of the Burton Church of the Winfree Community. The church served the spiritual needs of the farmers, oil field workers and their families in our community. Its mission today is the same, to minister and serve the community for our Lord Jesus Christ. First Baptist Church Orangefield is celebrating its 90th anniversary during their Sunday morning worship service at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 5. All former members, church leaders, former staff and guests of First Baptist Orangefield are invited to join us in this special celebration. Rev. Russell Duplantis, a former member and product of this community, will be our guest speaker. He is now the Pastor of

perform during the morning worship service and afterward during their fellowship and lunch in the Family Life Center. The faces of Footprints consist of Ray Walker, his wife Donna Walker, and their own Christine Bailey. Ray is an ordained minister and is the President of  the Bay Area Gospel Music Association in the Houston Texas area. The community is cordially invited to lunch and fellowship after the morning service. They will have a video presentation of people, places and events of the past 90 years. First Baptist Orangefield has had 24 pastors over the last 90 years. Their present Pastor, Forrest Wood, came to Orangefield in September 2006.

Texas Employers Add 12,900 Jobs in June The Texas economy added 12,900 seasonally adjusted nonfarm jobs in June. Texas’ seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 7.0 percent in June, from 6.9 percent in May, and down from 8.1 percent a year ago. Texas remains well below the national unemployment rate of 8.2 percent. “For nearly two years, employers in Texas have expanded their payrolls and kept the economic engine of Texas moving forward,” said Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) Chairman Andres Alcantar. “Since last year, the Texas economy has added more than 282,000 private sector jobs.” Several industries in Texas added jobs in June, led by Construction, which expanded by 9,600 jobs. The Construction industry has posted annual gains for six consecutive months. The industry has added 24,400 jobs over the year for a 4.4 percent annual growth rate. The Other Services industry, which includes employment in equipment and machinery repair, personal care services, and social and civic organizations, gained 4,900 positions in June. The Other Services sector has seen a 4.9 percent annual growth rate over the past year. “Texas’ labor force continues to grow, and is at an all-time high of nearly 13 million workers and job seekers,” said TWC Commissioner Representing Labor Ronny Congleton. “People are flocking to Texas in search of jobs that em-

ployers are creating at a better rate than most other states. Those seeking employment should visit to discover the diverse opportunities for work available here in Texas.” Employment in Education and Health Services showed positive gains as the industry grew by 3,400 jobs in June. This industry has experienced an increase of 46,800 jobs over the last year for an annual growth rate of 3.3 percent. Employers in the Financial Activities industry expanded their payrolls by 2,900 jobs in June. Financial Activities jobs have grown by 16,700 over the past year. “Growth in June brought the number of private sector jobs in Texas to more than nine million,” said TWC Commissioner Representing Employers Tom Pauken. “Our state’s private sector has grown at a rate of 3.2 percent over the last year, compared to the national private sector’s annual growth rate of just 1.8 percent.” The Midland Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) had the lowest June unemployment rate in the state at 4.3 percent. The Odessa MSA came in second at 4.9 percent, and the Amarillo MSA third at 5.5 percent (not seasonally adjusted). Audio downloads from TWC Chairman Andres Alcantar on the latest labor market data are available at the following link: html.

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.

Living Well Classes offered Free

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.

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(StatePoint) You may not realize it, but your lifestyle could be putting you at risk for common health problems that afflict women. There’s no better time than now to brush up on some facts that can help you stay healthy. Breast Cancer The causes of breast cancer are complicated, but some significant risk factors are preventable. Obesity is one such risk, and even moderate weight loss helps protect you.    Cutting down on alcohol will also improve your chances of staying breast cancer-free. It’s impossible to eliminate your risk entirely, but early detection will improve your prognosis. Conduct regular self-breast examinations and let your doctor know if you detect anything unusual. Follow the National Cancer Institute guidelines and get a mammogram annually when you turn 40.  Toxic Shock Syndrome You may regard Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS) as rare, but one in 700 women will experience tampon-related TSS, according to You ARE Loved, a non-profit working to educate

ing TSS risk can be found at Heart Disease Many people think heart disease is an exclusively male risk. But women also need to protect their hearts. While severe chest pain is a symptom often associated with heart disease in men, women need to watch for different signs. Talk to your doctor immediately if you experience neck and shoulder pain, dizziness, fatigue and sweating. You’re never too young to take steps to prevent heart disease, particularly if it runs in your family. You can keep your heart healthier by reducing saturated fat, cholesterol and salt in your diet, and getting regular exercise. While depression and smoking can adversely affect anyone’s heart, The Mayo Clinic reports these risk factors are greater in women. So cut out cigarettes and take steps to treat mental stress right away. Most importantly, learn your risk for common health problems, so you can take steps to improve your chances of staying healthy.

Natural ways to keep your skin healthy this season (StatePoint) Our modern lifestyles can take a toll on our skin. Lack of sleep, pollutants, and stress are all contributing factors to signs of aging, dryness, irritation and blotchiness. While makeup can reduce the appearance of such wear and tear, there are natural steps you can take to actually make skin healthier, rather than simply masking the problem. “Time and the environment deplete necessary minerals from our skin and body,” says Dawn Diorio, Education Manager for AHAVA, a cosmetics company that creates skin care products made of mineral-based compounds from the Dead Sea. “Restoring this balance will soften and hydrate your skin, and give you that coveted radiant glow seen in magazines.” Healthier skin can be attained naturally. Try incorporating these simple habits into



girls and women about the disease. TSS is a bacterial infection characterized by sudden high fever, diarrhea, rash, muscle aches and headache. You can significantly reduce your risk of this life-threatening disease with a trip to the drug store. “Historically, tampon use has been linked to half of all TSS cases, so simply switching to a safer product is a terrific safeguard against this disease,” says Dr. Christine Ko, an expert in women’s health. You likely are familiar with pads, but there are alternatives you may find more convenient. For example, Softcup is a flexible cup worn internally around your cervix. It’s hypo-allergenic, latex-free and has never been linked to TSS. There’s an added benefit too: products like Softcup can be worn for up to 12 hours and don’t leave behind the residual fibers and traces of bleach, dioxins and other residues that tampons can. It won’t change your body’s natural pH or bacteria levels, reducing your risk for infections. More information on reduc-

The Dead Sea is rich with minerals that keep skin healthy and beautiful.

your daily lifestyle: Protect: Warmer weather means bathing suits, tank tops and shorts. It also means more skin exposure to the elements, which can break down your protective outer layer of skin. This season, avoid burns and irritation caused by harmful UV rays and wind by applying sunscreen daily, and stylishly limiting direct sun exposure with hats, sunglasses, and beach cover-ups. • Go natural: Sometimes nature provides the most effective skin care solutions. The Dead Sea for example, thrives with life-enhancing ingredients with regenerative properties, and has long been a mecca for wellness-seeking travelers. While a dip in these waters may not be possible for everybody, you can use moisturizers and cosmetics that contain Dead Sea minerals to achieve the same benefits. For example, AHAVA offers a product line of moisturizers, cleansers, cosmetics and bath salts that contain an extract of Dead Sea water and are rich in minerals like magnesium, calcium, sodium and potassium. When applied to the skin, this mineral mix increases moisture levels, improves skin tex-

ture and elasticity, and reduces wrinkles. Dead Sea salt also possesses natural antiseptic properties and is therapeutic in helping topical infections. • Eat right: It’s not only about what you put on your skin that makes a difference. What you eat can make a big impact as well. A diet rich in fruits, vegetables, nuts and fish is not only great for overall health, it also will support glowing healthy skin. Be sure to stock up on Vitamin C, which can tighten skin and prevent wrinkles, and omega-3 fatty acids which can reduce inflammation and dryness. Avoid excessive use of caffeine and alcohol. • Sleep well: The link between a good night’s sleep and healthy skin cannot be overstated. A deep restful sleep is necessary for cell and tissue repair. By getting six to eight hours of shut-eye a night, you’ll not only avoid those dreaded bags under the eyes, you’ll reduce stress, improve your immune system and increase your skin’s ability to stay hydrated. Healthy skin is not only beautiful, it also is your greatest protection from the environment. So it’s vital that you take great care of it.

The Record • Week of Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Rev: Evan Dolive:

What Is Sacred To You?

One of the aims of religion is to determine what is sacred or Bible is different between Orthodox, Catholic and Protestant deholy verses what is secular or profane. Debates have been held to nominations. The word ‘canon’ comes from a word that means try to navigate this delicate delineation. In Christianity, the un- “measuring stick,” so when we claim that the Bible is a canon, derstanding of holy is pretty complex. It is generally understood then we are stating that we use it to measure our lives and actions against it. by most Christians that the source of holiness in Many things can be sacred to people: scriptures itself is God, but outside of that it is a bit difficult like Psalm 23, 1 Corinthians 13, 1 John 4. Things to pin down. like music, art and dancing can bring us to a place Some people believe that God is calling Chrisof connection with the Divine; they can renew our tianity to a particular way of life: abstaining from faith and soul. All of these things transport us to certain actions, alcohol, foul language and prea deeper relationship with God and you may never marital sex. However, others believe that if the have to set foot into a ‘church’ to find it. During our followers of Christ should hold true to the comlife when the hard times set in, we will all return to mands of Jesus himself. Others hold to the teachthat place of comfort and rest; we will go to our saings of the writers of the letters and epistles more cred canon. We will return to that place to seek out than anything else. And still others believe in a God once more. combination of all three. As you can see the saMost people’s canons will grow and change over cred is not something that one can put in a check time and that is just fine. Our relationship and unlist and hope to attain easily. derstanding of God can never be static. As we maFor every person that proclaims to be a follower Rev. Evan Dolive ture and have differing life experiences our view of of Christ, there are that many understandings God will change; this does not mean that the central of God and expressions of what it means to serve Christ faithfully today. On top of that, the notion of what is sa- driving message of God’s love for all and the acceptance of all people changes, rather the way that we understand God moving cred varies from person to person as well. This however is not a bad thing when it comes to Christian- and working in the world does. What is sacred to you may not be sacred to me. What connects ity. Too often the church is seen as a place that dictates laws or you to the divine may not connect me. But by having conversarecites laws that they believe are from God. The church is not a place that makes rules or establishes what tion with the central understanding that we are all serving and it means to be holy, rather the church is a place where people worshiping the same God, then we might actually learn from can come and share their experiences and their expressions of one another. I might not be a practicing member of an Orthodox faith. By changing the mind set about what church is, people church but I can learn from their liturgy, I might not be a pracmight have a better understanding of what Christianity is really ticing member of a Catholic church, but I can learn from their about, trying to live as faithfully as possible to the teachings of devotion to prayer and confession. In the week ahead come try to find those places what connect God and Christ. The problem that the church has found itself in is that it is you to the divine. Do not try to find them in a list of rules or trying too much to remove itself and fellow followers of Christ commands, rather in nature or art or in the so called secular from the secular society, to try to make a holy community. The world around you. If we claim that God is everywhere then why problem with is that if we cannot agree on one proper interpre- are we only looking for God in a set of rules? God is found a tation of scripture then how can we begin to broach the question stream in the forest and in a painting by Van Gough. Where will you see God and experience the sacred? You might of ‘what is sacred?’ Each person has their own understanding of what is sacred. I be surprised where you have overlooked God. Rev. Evan M. Dolive is an ordained minister in the Christian recently attended a seminar in which the keynote speaker stated that every person has their own personal canon when it comes Church (Disciples of Christ). He currently serves as Associate to faith expression. By canon I do not mean a weapon but an Minister at First Christian Church (DOC) in Orange. Rev. Dolive authoritative guide of what is holy. For Christians, the canon can be reached via email at or online at which guides their life is the Bible. But even with that said, the


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 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.

Back to God to host garage sale Back to God Fresh Anointing Ministries, located at 1101 Park Street in Orange, will host a large garage sale beginning at 8 a.m. on Saturday, July 28. Part of the proceeds will go toward the Back to God Youth Trip. For more information, please call 409883-0333.

Back to God to host Men of Valor Program Back to God Fresh Anointing Ministries, located at 1101 Park Street in Orange, will host a Men of Valor program at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 29. The speakers will be Rev. Bobby Kennerson, Minister Kevin Blanchard and Deacon Willie Scott. The public is invited. For more information, please call Pastor Gerald Gunn at 409-883-0333 or 409-779-3566.

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.

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Orange County Church Directory First Baptist Church Orangefield

Trinity Baptist Church

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:

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

St. Paul United Methodist 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.

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!

Miracle Restoration Revivals Church

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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Your ads published in both newspapers, the County Record and the Penny Record plus on our web site DRIVERS CDL HEAVY HAUL DRIVER for 9 axle truck & trailer, must have minimum of 2 years experience. Excellent pay + bonus package. Call Danny at 337-526-0887. EMPLOYMENT TAKING APPLICATIONS FOR part time, must work Sat., Sukies Bridals, 7162 N. Hwy 87, Orange, across from LCM high school, No Phone Calls. THE RAPE AND CRISIS CENTER is in need of Volunteer Advocates to offer intervention on our 24 hour hotline, and in direct services to sexual assault survivors. Training is provided and certified through the office of the Attorney General. If you are interested please call the Crisis Center ar (409) 8326530 to set up an interview. Thank You, Make A difference, become a volunteer! APPLIANCES USED APPLIANCES, starting at $99.95 & up, Harry’s Appliances, 302 10th. St. (10th. & main), Orange, We buy used appliances, 8864111. FURNITURE NEW VINEYARD BEDROOM SET,complete queen bed set, dresser w/ mirror, night stand, solid wood, $1,000; horse pulled old avery planter, @150, (409) 474-1789 or 792-0203. MISCELLANEOUS 2 4’ X 8’ FOAM BOARD SHEETS, used for flotation in boats, cost $40 sheet, sell for $30 sheet, (409) 745-1420. Lear Aluminum Camper Cover for sale. White, fits 80x61 bed. $150. Call 409-


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WASHER AND DRYER, refrigerator, microwave, stove, 2 antique mantel clocks, chest, tanning bed, dishwashers, (409) 735-2347. COSTUME JEWELRY, as priced; Piano, $700; small double cab truck, Chevy Colorado, sold as-is, $1,500; curio cabinet, glass panels, $100, call for directions, (409) 920-9905. JUGG’S PITCHING MACHINE, like new, auto feeder, throws 90 MPH, fast & curve balls etc., paid $2,500, used very little, will sell for $1,000 for all, great buy! (409) 474-1518. LAMAR TEXT BOOK SALE: The Norton Anthology American Literacy 7th. edition, for American Lit. I, $35; Campbell Biology, 7th. edition, for intro to Bio Non Science, $45; The Theater experience, 12th. edition, for intro into theater, $15, CALL SEAN @ (409) 474-2290. FIREWOOD FOR SALE. Four cords, 88 blocks (not split), 22 inches long. $250 CASH. Call 409-745-3985. HANDY MAN! All phases of construction, sheetrock, plumbing, electrical, add-ons, fences, decks, flooring, tile. Honest Christian man, references available, (409) 221-1236 PETS & LIVESTOCK FOUND YELLOW LAB, female, red collar, found on Pine Bluff in the Little Cypress area off 3247 from Hwy 87, need to find owner or free to good home, can’t keep, (409) 779-9122. TWO PAINT HORSES FOR SALE: One black &white paint mare, 14 yrs old. Rides gentle anywhere. Good coggins test - $450. One 1.5 yr old Dun Paint filly, gentle, halter broke, very flashy. Needs coggins test - $350. Serious buyers only. Call 409-330-

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RESCUE DOGS, spayed & neutered, needing good homes. Pet food donations welcome. (409) 746-9502. PUPPIES! I have 7, mixed breeds (some Lab looking), can’t afford to keep feeding them, free to good homes, (409) 988-9472. SPAYED 1 YEAR OLD LAB needs kids and fenced in yard, (409) 746-9502. SIGHT I M PA I R E D SHEPHERD mix, rescued dog, about a year old, must have fenced yard, (409) 7469502. APARTMENTS THE VILLAGE APARTMENTS AND SOUTHERN OAKS in Bridge City is now leasing 1 and 2 bedroom apartments in Bridge City We pay water/ sewer trash on most units. 1 bedroom / 1 bath apartments starting at $450 to $525 monthly, 2 bedroom 1 bath units have a washer/ dryer connection and start at 675 - $725 monthly. THe office is located at 245 Tenney St. Bridge City. The office numbers are (409) 735-7696 or 474-9731 or 504-9952. We are pet friendly!. NICE BC 1 BEDROOM, in nice neighborhood. Cathedral ceilings w/ track lighting & ceiling fan, all S.S. appliances, granite counter tops, self cleaning oven, dish washer. Bathroom has linen closet and built-in vanity, all ceramic tile floors. Living area downstairs, black spiral staircase leads to loft bedroom, new CA/H, nice patio & yard, concrete parking, yard maintenance included, $500 monthly + $300 dep. + elec. & water, call for an appointment @ (409) 735-6277 or 626-1968. (ss) 2/1/1 DUPLEX APT., BC, 380 Austin, shown by appointment, $650 monthly + dep., (409) 718-6947 or 735-9615. (7/25) ROOMMATE NEEDED, look-

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ing for female roommate for a very nice 2/2 home in Port Neches, large front porch, washer and dryer, storage, large backyard, you could have your own refrig., cable, No pets, outside smoking, no deposit req., (409) 237-5092, leave message. HOME RENTALS EXTRA NICE BRICK 3/2 home, Lg. living room, CA/H, Lg. yard, near fishing, carpet and ceramic tile, quiet neighborhood, only $850 monthly w/ $800 dep., (409) 735-2030. 3/2/2 IN BC, 1199 ALTON, nice neighborhood, appliances included except for washer & dryer, nice fenced back yard, $900 monthly + $600 dep., (409) 882-4706. 2BD/2BA. 1306 CURTIS, ORANGE. Quiet dead end street. Close to shopping and Lamar Orange. $570 per month, $550 dep. Call 409670-0112. 3/2 NEAR SCHOOLS, Lg. back yard, CA/H, $850 monthly w/ $800 dep., (409) 735-2030. REMODELED 3/1 IN BC, 205 Champagne, No pets, references req., $700 monthly + $500 dep., (409) 719-8636 or 540-2205 after 4pm. LIKE NEW 3/2/2 BRICK HOME with Lg. privacy fenced extra lot, on Shannon’s way, available Aug. 1st., $1,200 monthly w/ $1,000 dep., (409) 735-2030. 1 BEDROOM LOG CABINS in Mauriceville, real cute and in the country, $550 monthly + dep., (409) 735-2030. MOBILE HOME RENTALS BC AREA , as little as $30 daily for rooms, M.H.’s by day or week, starting at $30 a day or weekly, 735-8801 or 7347771. (cctfn) 3/1 AND 3/2 IN OFISD, 1 block from schools, Large lot, W./D hookups, No Pets, $550 and $650 monthly + dep., (409) 720-8699 or 735-6701.


7 temporary positions; approx 4 ½ months; Duties: to operate farm equipment in sugar cane fields; to assist with the operation and performing minor repairs and maintenance of farm vehicles and equipment. Able to work in hot, humid weather for long periods of time. Once hired, workers may be required to take random drug test at no cost to the workers. Testing positive or failure to comply may result in immediate termination. $9.30 per hour; Job to begin on 9/20/12 through 2/1/13. 3 months experience required in job offered. All work tools, supplies and equipment provided. Housing expenses provided to workers who can not reasonably return to their permanent residence at the end of the work day; transportation and subsistence expenses to the worksite will be provided upon completion of 50% of contract; ¾ guaranteed of contract. Employment offered by Lane Blanchard LLC located in New Iberia, LA. Worksite located in Jeanerette, LA. Qualified applicants may call employer for interview (337)519-5683 or may apply for this position at their nearest State Workforce Agency located at 304 Pearl St., Beaumont, TX 77701.

• Penny Record Office: 333 West Roundbunch, Bridge City • County Record Office: 320 Henrietta, Orange Note: Offices Closed On Wednesday ance (409) 474-1518 or 4742252.

2/1 W/ ALL APPLIANCES, CA/H, water paid, in nice park off Hwy 87, BCISD, $600 monthly + $350 dep., (409) 499-5906.

3/1 HOME ON CONCRETE SLAB, Lg. fenced yard, on private dead end street, $36,000 w/ 20% down. Lease for $575 monthly + $500 dep., (409) 735-6970. (8/8)

2 BEDROOM IN BC AREA, nice and clean, all elec., stove & refrig., mini blinds, air and heat, garbage paid, No Pets, $425 monthly + dep., (409) 553-1479.


‘06 SUBARU LEGACY (OUTBACK), silver, all wheel drive, , trailer hitch, 61K miles, 4 dr., excellent cond. 1 owner, always kept in garage, heated front seats, elec. w/seats, $12,900 OBO, (614) 4838075.

3/2 M.H. IN BRIDGE CITY, 5025 Roundbunch Rd., all bills paid, $750 monthly, (409)553-9291. HOME SALES 3/2 PORT ARTHUR HOME, 2,200 sq. ft., formal living & dining rooms, utility rm., kitchen has 10’ breakfast bar, bonus room off kitchen, lots of storage, security system, home sits on a 100’ x 300’ lot, fenced back yard, No Owner Finance, $75,000, call (409) 720-9463 for more info.

‘T R U C K S & VA N S MAXI-VAN, ‘97 Chev. Express, white w/blue interior, 2 high-back bucket seats, 3 bench seats. a/c, radio, clock, heat, casette, electric windows. Newly inspected, tags up to date. Some newer parts. Runs great. $2800. 409-6797036.

MUST SEE IN BC, BCISD, 171 Lafitte, 3/3/2, pool, formal dining, office, sun room, big kitchen w/ 2 islands, heated Whirlpool tub, walk-in shower, outdoor living, extra storage, $284,900, (409) 548-2724.

‘85 CHEVY C-10, V-8, LWB, A/C, C. player, auto trans., PS/B, good motor, no oil leakage, real workhorse, $3,000 OBO, ask for Ruth @ (409) 735-7353

LAND & LOTS 1 ACRE REPO, wooded tract in Mauirceville, livestock and mobiles OK, owner financing, COUNTRYLAND PROPERTIES, LLC, (409) 745-1115.

‘‘04 FORD F-150 TRITON, ext. cab, step side, very pretty, $6,200, (409) 553-3332.


NEED ‘96 FORD 460 ENGINE, (409) 550-2652.

SELLER FINANCE, 1.7 to 10 acre tracts, LCMISD, MMud ware and sewer available. , some with built-up padsites, mobiles and livestock OK. COUNTRYLAND PROPERTIES, LLC, (409) 745-1115.


Allow your light to shine unto the lives of our patients and their families by becoming a Hospice Volunteer! To inquire about our “Shiners” Youth Volunteer program (ages 12-17), or our Adult Volunteer Program. Please contact our Volunteer Coordinator at 832-4582. Hospice of Texas, 2900 North Street suite 100, Beaumont, Texas 77702.

FOR SALE OR LEASE LEASE TO OWN 3/2 M.H. IN BC, in Shady Estates, CA/H, laundry room, stove & refrig., appliances, clean inside and out, excellent cond., $16,000, $5,000 down will finance bal-



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SAT., 1815 GREENBRIAR AVE., ORG., 7 till ? Girl’s 3M - 10 clothes, boy’s clothes, girl’s bedroom suit (dresser w/ mirror, chest of drawers, night stand, headboard), air hockey table, tons of baby items, misc. TUES - SAT., UNCOVERED TREASURES, hwys 12 & 62, Mauriceville, 10 till 5. “The New Resale Shop” (new and used). Oriental collectibles, pots, pans, dishes, furniture, plumbing supplies, shower doors, commode seats, tools, fishing lures, rods & reels, beautiful pictures, baby items, lamps, new knives, doo-rags, caps, jewelry, Much More! (409) 745-3608.

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FRI. & SAT., 2928 WESTERN AVE, W.O., 8 till ? DOLLAR GARAGE SALE! kitchen items, lots of misc., everything $1!




FRI. & SAT., 5685 PAT DR., ORG., off Hwy 105 between hwys 62 & 87, 9 till 1. Retired teacher’s sale, pre K - 2 grade. Teaching supplies, art supplies, bulletin board materials, units, teacher made games, children’s books, teacher resource books, misc items, NO CLOTHS OR SHOES!

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Big Selection of Reconditioned Appliances All Used Appliances Sold with Warranty

Tree Removal, Tree Trimming, Haul Offs and Stump Grinding.

SAT. 1050 BEAGLE, ORG. (near LCJH). 8-3. Misc. furniture, hutch, microwave table, chest, weight bench, kitchen items (including small kitchen appliances), clothes and lots of misc.

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CRISIS CENTER. Rape and crisis center of S.E. Texas needs volunteer advocares to provide direct services to survivors of sexual assault in a medical setting. Comprehensive training is provided, Anyone interested should contact the Crisis Center at (409) 832-6530.

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GOLDEN TRIANGLE TOUGHLOVE is a self help parents support group for parents of children displaying unacceptable behavior. Meets every Tues. at 7 pm. at Immaculate Conception education building, 4100 Lincoln (corner of Lincoln & Washington) in Groves. For more information call 962-


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The Record • Week of Wednesday, July 25, 2012 • 9B

Make sure kids, teens get vaccinated

THEME: Summer Olympics


ACROSS 1. Like smell of burning rubber, e.g. 6. Known for its brown trucks 9. *Given name of Russian Gymnast who competed in 1970s 13. “The Red Badge of Courage” author 14. Cul de ___ 15. Landowner 16. It fits into a mortise 17. Ostrich-like bird 18. “Or else” in music 19. *”_______, Higher, Stronger” 21. *Boxing weight class 23. A great distance 24. Suite cleaner 25. Comes from pine tree 28. Italian currency, pl. 30. Type of deodorant 35. William Simmons was a founder of this infamous group 37. Piece of metal covered by leather and used for hitting

(StatePoint) The beginning of the school year is a great time to make sure your children’s vaccinations are up-to-date. Informed parents know that immunizations save lives. But even those who vaccinated their babies and toddlers dutifully may not be aware that the recommended vaccination schedule continues through the later teen years. Research published by the American Medical Association found that teenagers age 14 and older were much less likely to see a pediatrician than their younger-adolescent counterparts. But threats to health don’t go away just because children are older. Here are some crucial vaccination tips and facts for parents of older children and teens: • Check your calendar. When was the last time your child saw a pediatrician? If it’s been over a year, make an appointment as soon as possible. • Store immunization and other medical records in an easily accessible place and be sure to keep the records current. Bring this information to the appointment. When

Solution from last week 39. Not a soul 40. Hipbones 41. On a cruise 43. Dante’s Beatrice, e.g. 44. A mood disorder 46. *Sprinting and long jumping great 47. Spawned 48. *Most-decorated gold medalist 50. Thick, messy substances 52. Wilbur’s home 53. Connecting point 55. ___-been 57. *Ancient Olympia site 60. *Decathlon event 64. One of Indian languages 65. Pigeon call 67. Fully informed 68. “Dressed to the _____” 69. Pooh’s wise friend 70. *Medal holders 71. Short for engineer 72. Soak a fiber, e.g.

73. Rendezvous DOWN 1. Parts of play 2. *a.k.a. rowing 3. Hindu princess 4. __ and out; on and ___ 5. Relating to teeth 6. Substance abuser 7. * ___ Shriver, gold medalist tennis star 8. Aqua-lung 9. Kiln for drying hops 10. *Gold medalist and WNBA star, ____ Leslie 11. Sinister 12. Dental group 15. *2012 Olympics site 20. “Fear of Flying” author Jong 22. On ___ 24. Stuffed in a bottle? 25. Pinch to save 26. Muslim God 27. Founding Father Thomas

29. Officer training program 31. Bausch’s partner 32. Glowers or frowns 33. Beginning of illness 34. Always demanding attention 36. Victim of nervous biting 38. Villain’s rival 42. Central Pacific greeting 45. Pause in breathing, pl. 49. Socialist, abbr. 51. Idiot ______ 54. Interior designer’s concern 56. Waste water pipe 57. Smiley face 58. *It represents a continent 59. Looker or ogler 60. Sudden impact 61. Like a tatting product 62. Irritates 63. No kids or empty ____ 64. *Bermuda and Iraq each previously won this many Olympic medals 66. Be in debt

you see your pediatrician, ask directly, “What vaccines does my child need at this point?” • If financial considerations are preventing you from taking your teen in for visits and immunizations, talk with your pediatrician. He or she may be able to point you toward resources that can offset the costs. • All children ages 11 to 18 should be protected against meningitis, a deadly bacterial infection that’s spread easily in close living quarters. • Every year, more than 200,000 Americans are hospitalized because of the flu and its complications, and 36,000 die. An annual influenza vaccine is an important part of protecting your children. Health authorities including the AAP and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend annual flu vaccine for everyone starting at 6 months of age. Your children’s health plays an important role in their academic success. Make sure you take steps to keep him or her safe from life-threatening dangers and prepare for a healthy school year.


• The Record • Week of Wednesday, July 25, 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 for 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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