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The Community Newspaper of Orange, Texas

Week of Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Diane Whitehead: Life in limbo after slaying to honor him. Diana Whitehead, mother of James Whithead, has tried to move forward but her life is in limbo as she waits for justice to be served and she makes a life for herself. Whitehead was shot and killed in July 2010 by Robert Arnold. Whitehead had tried to return an auto part at the store, but the store manager 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

Debby Schamber For The Record

It’s been three years since the fatal shooting of James Whitehead who was killed by an Orange off-duty police officer in the parking lot of OReilly’s Auto Parts Store on 16th Street. During a recent candle light remember the fallen soldier, family member and friend, about 25 people arrived to talk about James and light a candle

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Diana Whitehead and her brother, Robert Franken, are by a wall that is being painted to honor her son, James Whitehead who was killed three years ago by an off-duty Orange police officer, Robert Arnold.

Riedel added to First Financial board Debby Schamber For The Record

First Financial Trust & Asset Management Company, N.A. today announced the election of Walter G. Riedel, III to its board of directors. The announcement was made by Kirk W. Thaxton, President and CEO of the Trust Company. Orange Savings Bank recently joined the financial holding company that operates 11 regional banks with 55 locations in Texas. “With his business and financial expertise, Walter will make an outstanding addition to our board. He is also a great community leader and will represent our customers in Orange and Southeast Texas very well,” said Thaxton. “We are delighted that Walter has chosen to join our board,” he added. Riedel, a native of Karnes County, Texas, holds a bachelor of business administration degree from Southern Methodist University and became a certified public accountant in 1981. Riedel became the accountant for the Nelda C. and H.J. Lutcher Stark Foun-

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About 30 school superintendents from Region V, which includes those in Orange County, recently attended a meeting with the representative of the State Board of Education, David Bradley, to discuss how HB5 will be implemented in the 20013-14 and

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Walter Riedel has been elected to the board of directors for First Financial Trust and Asset Management Company, N.A. Orange Savings Bank recently joined the financial holding company and become known as First Financial Bank.

dation in 1977, held numerous positions over the years and currently serves as President, CEO and board member of the Foundation. He is also a member of the board of First Financial Bank, Orange Region (formerly Orange Savings Bank, SSB) and the University Interscholastic League Foun-

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A weekend of fishing fun and competitions is scheduled for the OCARC 26th annual fishing tournament this Friday and Saturday at the City of Orange Boat Ramp located on Simmons Drive. The family-oriented event is oldest local tournament in Orange with about 400 people participating annually. For the first time, the tournament will kick off at the boat ramp instead of at OCARC. “Every child gets a trophy, no matter how big the fish is,” said Sandy McCormick, supervisor at OCARC. The entry fee for the tournament is $25. But, children under the age of 16 can participate for free but must still complete an application. They too will be eligible to win the prizes. Staff at OCARC will be on hand until 5 p.m. on the day of the event to at the office, located at 905 Park Ave, to take last minute applications and fees. The tournament will begin at 5 p.m. August 2. Fisherman can go out in a boar or fish from the bank, but must stay within a 40 mile radius of the boat ramp. Fish entered into the tournament for a chance at one of the prizes, do not have to be alive but on ice and in “edible” condition. Once the tournament is over, the fish


“Every child gets a trophy, no matter how big the fish is,” said Sandy McCormick, supervisor at OCARC.

will be cleaned and served to the clients of OCARC and their families on Sunday during a fish fry to be held at the Orange Boat Club. “We do like to give it back,” McCormick said. Fisherman will begin certifying their fish at 4 p.m. Saturday with the weigh-in promptly at 6 p.m. During the weigh-in, there will be $2,700 paid out in the various categories. For the biggest speck, bass, flounder and redfish $250 will be paid along with a trophy. First place winners catching the biggest white perch, catfish, croaker, grinnel, black drum and perch will receive $100. While second place for the speckled trout, red fish, flounder, bass and white perch pays $100 and third place for these fish pays $50.

Participants with a second place win after catching white perch, catfish, croaker, grinnel, black drum and perch will win $50 and those winning third place for these type of fish will win $25. Red fish must be between 20 to 27 inches in length while black drums must be 14 to 29 inches long. For the first time in the tournament history, there is an added category of the appaloosa red with a $250 prize. However, this one is different. It is not for the biggest fish, but for the one with the most spots. In order to be eligible, the fish must be between 20 to 27 inches in length. McCormick said the tourOCARC FISHING Page 3A

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Arnold was sent a letter of indefinite suspension from former OPD Chief Sam Kittrell in November 2010 following the shooting. In May 2011, city officials and Arnold were involved in a hearing with arbitrator, LeRoy Bartman. By July of 2011, Bartman issued his ruling in the case. “The Grievant (Arnold) is exonerated of all charges,” Bartman wrote. “The city of Orange, Texas violated state and federal law when it deprived Captain Arnold of his ‘due process rights.’ The in-

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Shangri La to host Wild Wednesdays through Aug. 7 The Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center, located at 2111 W. Park Ave. in Orange, will host the Wild Wednesday program through Aug. 7. “Scales and Tails” will be held from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 24. Explore the world of reptiles and amphibians in an up-close glimpse of theses Shangri La inhabitants. “Food Factories and ‘Plant Managers’” will be held from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 31. Leaves are food factories. They come in all shapes and size to make food for the plants. Explorers of all ages are invited to make a leaf collection and sicker the role of leaves as “plant managers.” “Orchid Ice Cream” will be held from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 7. Spend a morning learning about the vanilla orchid. Participants will gain knowledge about the vanilla bean as a flower seed pot. Ice cream lovers of all ages will enjoy this program and have an opportunity to make ice cream. For more details, please call 409-670-9113 or visit www.shangrilagardens. org.

called there was an altercation in the parking lot. As a result, Whitehead, who was unarmed, was shot in the chest as he sat in the front seat of a pickup truck attempting to leave, according to reports. The bullet pierced his heart and he died at the scene. He was transferred to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead. An investigation into the matter was conducted by the Texas Rangers. The case was turned over to the Orange County Grand Jury. They decided to “no-bill” Arnold of any charges.

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2014-15 school years. According to Mike King, Bridge City Superintendent, Bradley was very receptive KING and asked questions of the educators as well. “It was a very good meeting,” King said. “It was a good beginning to establishing

some dialogue.” It will be up to the Texas State Board of Education to determine how the newly signed law, HB5, will be implemented. “We met because the State Board is going to take up the task of implementing HB5,” King said. ‘We are very optimistic.” HB5 was signed by Governor Rick Perry in June which

isn’t much time to get things ready for the upcoming school year. “HB5 is an excellent bill, but it is broad and sweeping,” King said. The comprehensive legislation changes testing and reduces the number of state tests from 15 to 5, graduation requirements, and the state accountability system. Although there are many

facets to the bill some points include; End-of-course exams required for graduation now include a ELA I and ELA II which is reading and writing assessed together, producing a single score. In addition, algebra 1, biology and U.S. history. HB5 amends current law to SUPERINTENDENTS Page 3A

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the market and going out to try and get motorcycles. We just came across this one absolutely free of charge. I understand the judge’s concern about insurance and stuff like that. I just think it’s something we could possibly use if the need ever comes up where we can’t get out with 4-wheelers. We don’t have any horses or anything that a livestock officer uses.” “We have equipment that we don’t use every day, but that one time you need it, you wish you had it,” said Hodgkinson. “That’s the situation I was in a lot of times as a patrol sergeant. There were a lot of times people would call us and you don’t want to tell someone who possibly has a kid injured on a 4-wheeler out in the middle of nowhere that you can’t get to them. That’s kinda my philosophy on being in that situation again. That’s why [Merritt] has pushed to get all that equipment for everything, be it waterways or Chief Deputy Clint Hodgkinson addresses court concerning the motorcycle donated to the sheriff’s de- land or whatever.” partment by the military. RECORD PHOTO: Penny LeLeux Merritt said insurance for the bike would be very minimal since it would not be used up the “Deuce and a half” they We’ve had Penny Leleux that often. had been awarded. our 4-wheelFor The Record Commissioner David Du“They were really pushing ers and that bose said Sheriff Merritt these motorcycles off to every is something doesn’t ask for things unless Orange County commis- Sheriff Merpolice agency that was there he can see potential need in sioners voted to accept the ritt has done, picking up stuff they got off the future and he felt it should donation of a 2000 Kawasaki pushed for us this bid list,” said Sheriff Keith be approved. Someone did say KL650 motorcycle to the Or- to have our Merritt. it would be cheaper than the ange County Sheriff’s Office. own equipMerritt “We weren’t in the market upkeep on a horse. According to Clint Hodgkin- ment.” for a motorcycle. We didn’t He Auction results in proceeds son, chief deputy, the sheriff’s said there are some areas of go with the intent of getting department actually received the county that are not acces- a motorcycle,” said Merritt. of $104,154.90 In other business county the bike from the military in sible by foot easily, sometimes “It’s a little bit aggravating to purchasing agent Connie Cas2009, but it has never been put you need a horse. see where the tax dollars are sidy was very pleased with into inventory. Hodgkinson said he thinks going.” With only 57 miles “We got it in 2009, but it had it will only take about $300 to on it Merritt said it obviously the results of the first online There are numerous state-of-the-art auction held with Rene Bates. never been brought before the get the bike street ready so it wasn’t used very much. The county portion received court because we didn’t think hearing “They werebut just they begging could just beinstruments driven to where available, we were going to use it,” said they need it instead of putting us to take this motorcycle was $104,154.90, which is the have certain characteristics in most over raised with county Hodgkinson. “The bike is a all it on a trailer to get it to the lo- when we go, although we redual purpose bike and we got cation. Hodgkinson has been ally weren’t in the market for auctions of surplus items. In common. They are made to selectively it from the military. It actu- working on the bike and said it it.” Merritt said he finally gave comparison, Cassidy said the county raised $77,000 in 2010 ally had only 57 miles on it. increase the order. volume of the sounds permission to bringyou it back is in good working and $21,000 in 2008. It’s practically brand new acThe bike was given to the and it was loaded in the truck “I’d like to thank everyone to hear. They can make soft sounds cept it was used during a war. want department in 2009 when they and brought to Orange. for giving us a hand,” said CasIt’s a street legal dirt bike. went to San Antonio to pick “It wasn’t thatmaking we were in audible, while at the same time

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dation in Austin, Texas. He is a member of and past president of the Orange Lions Club, past chairman of the advisory board of the Salvation Army, past member of the Boy Scouts of America, troop and district committees and a former member of St. Mary Catholic School Commission. He is a current member of the board of trustees of Faith United Methodist Church and is a member of the City of Orange Civil Service Commission and the Firemen’s Relief and Retirement Fund. First Financial Trust & Asset Management Company, N.A. has offices in Abilene, Fort Worth, Odessa, San Angelo, Stephenville and Sweetwater. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of First Financial Bankshares, Inc., a financial holding company headquartered in Abilene. The holding company operates 12 banking regions with 61 locations in Texas. For more information about First Financial Bankshares, please visit our website at

Diane Whitehead: Life in limbo definite suspension is reversed and the disciplinary reinstatement of Captain Arnold is so ordered.” As a result, the city filed an appeal which they won. A judge also said a new arbitrator would reside over a future hearing. However, Arnold’s attorney’s appealed the case and the decision is pending. In addition, Arnold’s attorneys have filed a racial discrimination lawsuit against the city of Orange. According to court documents, the suit is for lost income, past, present and future in addition to lost benefits and loss of ability to contribute to his retirement. In addition, they are seeking damages for mental anguish and emotional distress. Officials with OPD convened two “shooting boards” to investigate the incident. The shooting boards did not conduct an independent investigation but instead questioned Arnold. In November 2010 the board concluded Arnold had committed 10 violations of department policy, according to court documents.

As a result, Arnold’s employment was terminated. “These alleged policy violations were mere pretext for his dismissal covering up the real reason of his dismissal, which is race,” the document reads. In addition, the document further states no white officer of OPD has ever been terminated for using a weapon which had not been proper qualified to department procedures, or for using a weapon he had failed to register with the department. In addition, no white officer had ever been terminated for “conduct that was prejudicial to good order.” Arnold’s attorneys also filed a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission alleging the racial discrimination. However, according to city attorney, John Cash Smith, in March the EEOC determined there was “no discrimination.” There is a hearing scheduled in December for the racial discrimination case. In October 2012 a settlement was given to the White-

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head family members in a wrongful death suit. According to Diana Whitehead, after lawyer’s fees and court costs, the family received a total of $610,000. Whitehead’s daughter HeavenLeigh, received 60 percent of the settlement which will be placed into a trust until she turns 21 years old. The remainder has been split between Whitehead’s mother, his father Vernon Whitehead and James Whitehead’s common-law wife, Karlen, at the time of the shooting. Diana Whitehead said she received about $49,000. With the “murder money” she has tried to make something good out of something bad. She has bought a house with the intention of turning it into a thriving business of a snack bar and game room where veterans and citizens can go and “hang out.” To honor James and his service to his country as a Marine, her brother, Robert Franken, has started painting a wall. Diana Whitehead has also purchased a T-shirt screen printing machine. She has the needed supplies, but

missing is the power source needed to run the large equipment. The obstacles in her life have made it nearly impossible to move forward with her plans, hopes and dreams. In the meantime, she has tried to search for a job, but feels she is “unemployable” and once people find out who she is only stare at her and don’t want to talk about her son. “But, he’s my son,” she said. “I love him very much and he will always be a part of my life.” She added, people she thought were her friends have stayed away too. More than anything, she wants to see justice served. The hearings and the long wait have taken their toll. Diana Whitehead is frustrated with the system, but still is hopeful things will work out. For now, she takes a deep breath, and smiles as she thinks about happier times and her son’s “wild” sense of humor. For that is one thing that will never be taken away from her — the memories.

Superintendents meet with state add tests which measure growth to the tests the Texas Education Association must develop for special education students for whom a state test is not an appropriate measure of these students’ achievement. In addition, the use of test scores is prohibited to measure the student’s performance on an EOC in determining class rank for any purpose or as the sole criteria in determining whether to admit the student to an institution of higher education. It also eliminates the requirement for student performance on EOCs

which must account for 15 percent of the student’s course grade. In addition, it eliminates the cumulative scoring requirement on EOCs but instead provides for a 100-point scale scoring system. HB5 prohibits a school district from administering more than two district-required benchmark tests in any tested subject unless a parent of a student with special needs requests more. In the classroom, HB5 requires school districts to make an Algebra II course available to every high school student in the district. High school personal graduation plans: adds a new section to the law requiring TEA to prepare and make available to each school district information which explains the advantages of the distinguished level of achievement and each endorsement, including enabling the student to rank in the top 10%; and encouraging parents to have the student choose these high school graduation plans. Requires the principal to designate a school counselor or school adminis-

trator to review personal graduation plan options with students entering ninth grade together with the student’s parent or guardian. Before the end of the school year, the student and their parents must confirm and sign a personal graduation plan. A student can change personal graduation plans but if so, the school shall send written notice to the parents. Area educators have also wanted something done on accountability and they got their wish. HB5 adds the following to current indicators of student achievement. Current indicators are student performance on state assessments, dropout rates, and high school graduation rates. The new law allows for the percentage of students who successfully complete the curriculum requirements for the distinguished level of achievement under the foundation high school program and for an endorsement allow the percentage of students who satisfy the Texas Success Initiative college readiness benchmarks in reading, writing or math, or

nization. In addition, the “day rehab” type facility helps the mentally challenged students with life skills and socialization. The original workshop started in the home of Cathryn Boyd. It was later moved to the Thomen Center, located in Orange. After an apparent need for more room, the Board

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the number of students who earn a at least 12 dual credit hours as part of the foundation high school program or an endorsement; at least 30 dual credit hours as part of the foundation high school program or an endorsement, an associate’s degree; or industry certification. A new student achievement indicator is the percentage of students successfully completing an endorsement. In addition, the law prohibits the use of the above indicators to negatively affect a district or campus accountability rating if the indicators measure improvement in student achievement but the district or campus is a already achieving at the highest level for that indicator. The bill is supported throughout the state, but the complicated intricate wording will have to be put into action. Area superintendents have planned to have other meeting in the near future. For more information on HB5, it is available at

OCARC Fishing weekend nament could not be done without the help of their sponsors and the Orange Boat Club who donated time and effort. OCARC, a private non-profit organization, was founded in 1956. Realizing the need for vocational training for mentally challenged adults, a group of concerned parents and citizens formed the orga-


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members started looking for a permanent facility for the OCARC Workshop. In the late 60’s Mrs. Nelda Stark donated property at the current location, and with this donation, money was raised to erect the building still in use today. For more information on the tournament or tournament rules call 409-886-1363.

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6.*****Juliette Patton and daughter Janet both celebrate birthdays this week.*****Mr. and Mrs. Gene Lackey celebrate their eighth anniversary. They have three children, Tommy, Timothy and Terry. *****A big day is coming Aug. 13. That’s Janet and James Fontenot’s anniversary. (Editor’s note: I’m not sure which one that is but it’s 34 more today.)*****Vickie Drake is engaged to Frank Brown, son of Edgar and Betty Brown. Frank, who has a doctorate, is now teaching at the University of Texas. The couple plans a December wedding. (Editor’s note: Frank is now at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, where the Browns live.) *****Frank Manchac Jr. will wed Laura Ann Pachar on Aug. 18. Her uncle, Neal Miller, will give the bride in marriage. *****Karen Leslie Smith becomes the bride of Mark Hryhorchuk. Both attended Texas A&M. *****Bill and Patsy Nacol leave BC for Lafayette. They are opening a jewelry store there. *****Doug Ballard is home from the hospital were he was treated for spinal meningitis. *****Neal Bond has surgery and is still hospitalized. *****Lou and Arval Hebert have new twins, Michael and Anna. Mason Hebert is the proud grandfather.*****Top Country songs are #1, “You’re the Only One” by Dolly Parton; #2, “Coca Cola Cowboy” by Mel Tillis; #3, “Suspicious” by Eddie Rabbit; #4, “Save the Last Dance for Me” by Emmylou Harris; #5, “Family Tradition” by Hank Williams Jr.; #6, “Ghost Riders in the Sky” by Johnny Cash.*****Carol Storvinon is a good poet who has been publishing some lately. OUR ‘HIGH PRESSURE’ FRIEND It’s come on another week; late July is hot and dry. Back in April I predicted we would have a very hot summer with little rain because of our area being dominated by a high pressure dome. I said then the down side would be miserable heat, with little moisture, the upside would be no fear of a hurricane coming our way. High pressure acts as a shield against a major Gulf storm. As bad as we hate our stuff burning up it’s a good trade off. Let’s hope a high pressure continues to dominate 60 more days, through September, and we would have dodged the vast destruction of another hurricane that year after year threatens our coast. We choose to live here because of all the many benefits. We’ve had many destructive storms in my lifetime. I’m sure we will witness others; it’s our way of life. Some have tornados, floods and fires; we deal with sweating out the arrival of named storms. Don’t complain too much about the hot and dry because high pressure is our friend. We need it to hang around until October. *****Best get going. Come along, it won’t do you no harm. CONDOLENCES We were sorry to hear of the death of Claude Thompson, 94, who passed away at his home July 27. A graveside service was held Tuesday, July 30. He was the father of coach Cornel Thompson. We send our sincere condolences to Coach Thompson and his entire family. Please see obituary. REAL JOB BILL NEEDED My problem with President Obama and the Congress is that they haven’t passed a real jobs bill. If Congress would have passed the jobs bill two years ago our country would be booming. It’s a crying shame that Congress would kill job creation and improving the economy. When the President came into office we were losing 800 thousand jobs a month. It’s much better but a far cry from what it could be. RAPED AT THE PUMP United States consumers again bare the blunt at the pump with way too high gasoline prices. First Big Oil said the reason for the escalating gas prices was the high demand in Europe. Next they said it was because refineries were shut down for annual maintenance. Now they say it’s because there isn’t enough pipe lines to carry the raw oil to the plant. I’m not buying any of it. It’s vacation time, parents taking children on traveling trips, and oil companies are making more profits. The U.S. is producing more oil and gas than ever in history. Before 2001, gas never reached $2 a gallon, since 2003, it never has been below $2 per. That item alone is hurting consumers more than any other. Oil stocks and profits continue to rise. Government needs to step it up. TURNING BACK THE HANDS OF TIME 14 Years Ago-1999 It’s 6:30 a.m. Sunday morning on this late July day. Tee Bruce is on KLVI radio with his Cajun show playing a peppy song for A.J. Judice. At 7:30 a.m., Rev. Leo Anderson comes on KOGT radio, followed by Rev. Dewitt Rainwater. Roy and Neighbor Cox sit at the spool table, under the Hackberry tree, at the Creaux’s Nest. Roy complains about how messy the bird is, scatters his food all over the floor. It’s a nice morning, 69 degrees and a slight breeze. Sherlock Breaux starts another weekly column. Cox’s garden made a good crop but it’s all but done, only a few cucumbers remain.*****In her column Vickie Parfait recalls the life of Virgie Mansfield Scales, born in 1912, in Duncan Woods, Orange County, Texas. Her parents Bosie and Metina Mansfield were Orange County natives and early pioneers of the area. Her paternal grandfather, Dr. Guy Mansfield, was the son of Dr. Sylvester Mansfield, the first M.D. in Beaumont. Virgie said in the column, “We were rich compared to most. I never knew there was a depression.” Virgie is 87 years old. She is the sister of former county commissioner Asa Mansfield. (Editor’s note: Today Ms. Virgie is 101 years old and has quite a life’s story.)*****H.K. “Knox” Clark had prostate surgery last week. *****Amber Dunn is working at the Louis Dugas Law Firm trying to decide if she wants to be a lawyer or a doctor. (Editor’s note: One summer working for Louis made up her mind. She chose the medical field. It took 14 years to become a specialist. Today she is an anesthesiologist in Youngstown, Ohio. She says, “Thanks to Mr. Dugas, I made the right decision.”)*****Jeff Wright is the new baseball coach at West Orange-Stark. He also is the tight end football coach.*****A 40 year old Bridge City woman, Peggy Costen, is in Methodist Hospital in Houston after suffering a stroke July 14. She is paralyzed from the armpits down. In 1971, Peggy retired from her position as a liberian at Bridge City High School. She and husband Robert are members of Second Baptist Church. They have two daughters, Stacey Crumpler and Tina Stanton. (Editor’s note: That was 14 years ago. I’m wondering if Peggy ever recovered are what became of this good lady?) 34 Year Ago-1979 Sheriff Ed Parker receives a state award at a ceremony in the jail. The Orange County jail, completed Sept. 30, 1978, is the only jail in the state to meet all standards. The jail also has a full-time nurse. *****Gary Worster, 21-year-old son of R.B. and Louise, brother of Steve and father of one son lost his life in a motorcycle/auto accident Thursday, Aug. 3. Gary was a BC football star recruited by Lamar. *****Judy Peabody is sales manager at Bickham Lincoln Mercury. *****Fanny Beaty is seen scooting around town on a yellow moped. *****Joe Kazmar makes a 200-yard hole-in-one at the DERA Par 3 17th hole with a #5. *****Rush Wood is selected sports information director at Lamar U. *****John Smith, co-owner of Smith Lee Olds-Cadillac-Toyota, is jogging and dodging food. He’s lost several pounds and can get in last year’s jeans.*****Sammie Perkins and son Chad both celebrate birthdays on Aug.

79 Years Ago-1934 Julius David, only 15 years old, made a hole-in-one at Sunset Grove Country Club. He made it on Number 12, using a 5-iron. *****W.L. Shepherd contests the election returns in two boxes. He was defeated by Charles Cottle in the tax assessor’s race. *****A reward of $5000 is issued for the arrest of John Dillinger’s Five Mad Dogs. They are John Hamilton, Charles Floyd, “Baby Face” Nelson, Homer VanMeter, Richard and “Tallman” Galatas. *****Funeral services are held for Arthur S. Bancroft, 82, Orange County pioneer. BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK Jane Duchene, Anthony Bowman, Kimberly Sieck, Laci Braus, Mary Bradford, Mildred Hudson, Nancy Lancaster, Wayne Sanders, Zeb Lowe, Brittany Newman, Debbie Moerbe, Judy Chandler, Marie Pittman, Catherine LeBlanc, Megan Vogt, Melba Flippen, Ruby Parks, Tana Thompson, Yvonna Boehme, Megan Leleux, NaNa Foster, Joyce Dubose, Nathanishe Foster, Sherri Christiansen, Stump Weatherford, Travis Fields, Ayden Sanders, Chloe Halliburton, Cody Hollis, Debbie Desper, Joe Elam, Diane Bechard, Diana Tally, Elizabeth McBride, Glenda Delano, Lacey Monceaux, Marilyn Snider, Pat Beardin, Ruth Stone, Bob Gephart, Dena Cox, Ethel Hicks, Frank Wiegreffe, Pat Brandon, Jean Ousley, Jarrod Vogt, Jeannette Edwards, John Harrington, Kody Fisette, Vickie Wells, Ann Collins, Cetha Haure, Claire Williams, Frances Reid, Katelyn Defrates, Mike Shahan, Lucille Richey, Arleen Pryor, Micah Satir, Sylvia Bickham, Nan Briggs, Paul Jagen, Garhett Bonneaux, John Holm, Mike Preston, Mitzi Peoples, Pam Boehme, Randy Hickox, Sarah Fisher, Sleepy Smith, Sonya Villanoueva, Anita Decker, Jill Rowley, Melanie Braus, Gladys Ousley and Clare Calahan. A FEW HAPPENINGS Congrats to Little Cypress-Mauriceville’s Trent Manuel, place kicker, who has been offered a full ride scholarship at McNeese. He is a senior at LC-M. Trent has worked out with pro-kicker Matt Bryant. Dad Ty and the family have reason to be proud of this young man. Best of luck with the Bears this season.*****“Neighbor” Cox had been batching it for a couple of weeks but Ms. Ginny, with daughter Karen Duplichain, who will stay for a few days, is back home. Cox couldn’t be happier. His bride of 65 years on Oct. 2, and his baby girl are home. It’s better than Christmas. He said the Lord never intended for him to be a bachelor. *****A few inquires have come in asking about our friend Don Harmon. Well, he’s still fighting the battle. Some days are better than others but full recovery still has a long way to go. Your prayers would be appreciated. Please put him on your prayer list. *****Our buddy Jimmy Dillon, who recently had kidney transplant, numbers are constantly getting better. His wife Renee says the folks in Houston said, “The kidney acts like it was made just for him.” That’s great news. Jimmy is one of the great guys who deserves a break.*****Karen Jo said she visited with Judge Janice Menard who says her sister Mildred Lemoine is getting stronger every day. She said her mother always said, “Take your life one day at a time and put a smile on your face.” Judge Janice said she never thought she’s quote her mother as much as she does. Mildred has come a long way from the critical list. We pray for her continued improvement. *****Our prayers are with Lou Raburn today. Joe had been in grave condition and was called home Tuesday evening. May God bless him. *****The Bridge City High School classes of 1963-1964 will hold a class reunion Sept. 22 through 25. For more information contact Vincent Hannegan at 735-2033. (Editor’s note: You guys are soon going to be senior citizens.)*****It’s hard to believe 34 years have gone by since Gary Worster, 21, was killed in a motorcycle/truck accident on Thursday, Aug. 3, 1979. His parents, R.B. and Louise Worster have since died. Gary’s only sibling, brother Steve, still lives in Bride City, the town he made famous. Gary also left a son who is probably in his mid 30s today. The speed of time is mind boggling. *****After staying away for eight years, Oprah Winfrey will appear on the David Letterman show Aug. 1. Only her second time. It signals a burying of the hatchet after a 16 year feud. *****St. Mary’s Catholic School, in Orange, has a new principle. Donna Darby is looking forward to the new school year. She and Craig have two boys, Coy, 8 and Clay 5. Mrs. Darby has been in education 14 years and has two Masters Degrees in administration and counseling. She also is a licensed professional counselor. Our congratulations and best wishes. ***** A few local folks celebrating birthdays this week. On July 31, Laci Braus, Mildred Hudson, Marie Pittman, Nancy Lancaster and Wayne Sanders all celebrate.***On Aug. 1, Melda Flippen, Catherine LeBlanc, Ruby Parks, Tana Thompson, Megan Leleux and NaNa Foster are all a year older.***On Aug. 2, a nice lady and longtime friend Joyce Dubose racks up another year. Also on this day she and John mark 45 years together. Joyce can tell you what it’s like to live with a workaholic. Congrats and best wishes for many more healthy, happy years.***Also on Aug. 2, a good guy, Judge Roy Derry Dunn, Pct. 2 Justice, marks another step up the ladder of life. He will celebrate by kayaking with his two boys down a fast, northwest river. Ms. Jane buy insurance on the guy. ***Also celebrating this week is the lion tamer, Stump Weatherford, who was fortunate enough to marry Dayle Gunn a few years ago and she hasn’t run him off yet.***Chloe Halliburton also marks his birthday.***On Aug. 3, Elizabeth McBride, Joe Elam, Glenda Delano, Lacey Monceaux, Dena Cox and Evelyn’s mom, Pat Brandon, first Bridge City secretary celebrate. On Aug. 4, John Harrington, a Jack of all trades, the Mayhaw man and Doug’s cousin celebrates. They are two different peas in the same pod. John is as ultra conservative as Doug is liberal.***Also celebrating Aug. 4, is Kody Fisette, Ann Collins, Claire Wil-

liams and Jeannette Edwards.***Celebrating on Aug. 5 is everyone’s friend, Dr. Mike Shahan, president of Lamar Orange. He was much younger when we first met him but Doc has aged well. ***Also marking this day is Nan Briggs, Sylvia Bickham, Arleen Pryor, Mitzi Peoples, Paul Jagen and Mike Preston.***Aug. 6 is a special day for two of Orange County’s older characters, Sleepy Smith, the real estate man, admirer of beautiful women and one of the pillars at McDonald Baptist. ***Joining Sleepy is the singing troubadour Robert Carpenter, writer of songs, who never saw anything he wouldn’t bet on. Also joining those two duds is pretty Pam Boehme, Anita Decker, Sarah Fisher and Melanie Braus.*****Henry Ford, the man who changed America, would be 150 years old on July 30. He was born in 1863. When Ford’s Model T first hit the streets in 1908, America was rural, a nation powered by horses and steam. On the first contentiously moving auto assembly line, in 1914, a Model T came off the line in 24 seconds. When the last Model T came off in 1927, 15 million had been manufactured. Henry Ford made America a smaller place. Bill Gates and the internet made the world an even smaller place. Who will control the universe? Happy birthday Henry. *****The Wednesday Lunch Bunch will dine at Robert’s this week. A great bunch of community minded folks breaking bread and sharing their thoughts of the day. Next week, the Bunch will dine at Novrozsky’s. Everyone is welcome. No dues, no speeches. *****By the way, does anyone know what became of Yank Peveto, Phillip Welch and Cochise? *****We got an email yesterday from longtime Bridge City educator Joe Chenella. He sent a picture taken at A&M of a big poster with the picture of Taylor Swift and the words of her song, “We Are Never Ever Ever Getting Back Together” Big XII. Joe says “Aggie’s feel pretty strong about SEC. *****If you ever picked cotton, not pulled bolls, you are at least 70 years old. The cotton picking machines came in the 1950’s and the cotton sack was put away for good. Judge Pat Clark said he picked cotton in East Texas one summer. That convinced him to get an education. Roy writes about those August cotton picking days in South Louisiana in this week’s Down Life’s Highway column, dedicated to Annie Hargrave, who asked for it.*****If you haven’t tried Peggy’s Off the Bayou, the second location for Peggy’s on Hwy. 62, you won’t find a better burger anywhere. Peggy is also famous for her gumbo and down-home Cajun cooking. If you are near Norton’s R.V. Park it’s a great place to get lunch or dinner.*****Mickey Litton Tompkins, longtime court reporter and everyone’s sweetheart, retired last Friday from the 163rd District Court as Judge Powell’s court reporter. The daughter of Moe and Helene Litton could write a book about the things she witnessed in her long career. Not only in the court room but also as Rep. Wayne Peveto’s right hand in Austin. During those years she met the real political power brokers. She also got to know a young, upcoming politico, Karl Rove, who later became President George W. Bush’’s brains. I don’t know what her plans are but she has our best wishes and luck at whatever the future brings. CAJUN STORY OF THE WEEK Clovis Landry, him, was speeding from Church Point to Eunice, when a peace officer turn on his siren and bubble and pull Clovis over. Clovis, him, he jumped out of his car and he say, “Officer, me, I can explain.” Officer Broussard said, “Jus be quiet, you, I’m going to let you cool you heels in da jail until da Chief gets back, him.” Clovis, he’s nervous, him, he says, “But Officer, I jus wanted to say….” “I tol you to shut up and be quiet. Now for sure you going to jail,” said Officer Broussard. A few hours went by and da officer, him, looked in on his prisoner and said, “It’s lucky for you, Clovis, dat da Chief is at his daughter’s wedding. He’ll be in a good mood, him, when he gets back.” Clovis, him, he speaks up, “Don’t count on it, I’m da groom, me.” C’EST TOUT I’ve received several inquiries about what I think of the local political musical chairs being played. It’s early and I’m sure I’ll have plenty to say in time. My longtime friend Kenneth Young, who is the Godfather of the conservative movement in Orange, was Republican when Republican wasn’t cool. Members were so few they could meet in a closet. Ken says for the first time he will be voting against some candidates running under the Republican banner. “Liberals in sheep’s clothing,” he says. “Hypocrites” his words not mine. My thoughts are that local government has nothing to do with national or state political parties. Locally, on school boards, city government, port, drainage district, county government, it’s who has the best interest in the citizens and who the voters believe will do the best job. It’s not if they like are dislike Rush Limbaugh or Barack Obama. Some folks are in for a big surprise. The straight party voting of the last election, a vote strictly against President Obama, won’t happen again. He’s done; he’s history on the ballot. Greg Abbott, who is getting heat from his own party, will be at the top of the ticket. Believe me, he won’t create much excitement. Half the voters that turned out in the last election to vote against Obama will not return to the polls. If Sen. Wendy Davis runs for a statewide office other than governor she will stop a lot of straight party voters. The whole switch deal is foolish. We have some good local office holders who ran under one brand and have changed their brand but they are still the same. Here’s a point of interest. I know some Democratic office holders that never voted for Obama ad I know some candidates running as Republicans that were early supporters of Obama, even against Hillary. That’s what Kenneth Young was talking about. I say when it comes to local government it doesn’t amount to a can of beans because neither local party has anything to do with national or state government. Vote for the best candidate regardless of party. That’s what local government is all about. Both national parties do a bad enough job running the nation. We certainly don’t need either one’s policies in local government. The Republican congress has a 12 percent favorability while President Obama is below 50 percent. Keep local government local; don’t buy into the trap of national politics. Judge the candidates, not which banner they are running under. *****Well, I said way more this early than I intended to. We have some great office holders in this county, Democratic and Republican, and it concerns me that they are forced to choose in order to get elected. There’s something bad wrong with that. Well, I’ve got to get out of here. Thanks for your time. Take care and God bless.


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Local writer pens workbook to help children deal with loss Penny LeLeux For The Record

Martha Faircloth Bush had not planned to write a book. It just evolved over a decade. During years of teaching a grief counseling course at Community Church she realized that many of the emotional responses and hurt were from events during childhood that had not been properly dealt with. It occurred to her if issues were dealt with as children, it would result in healthier adults. Over time she developed and recently published “Helping Hurting Children: A Journey of Healing,” a workbook and adult reference guide geared to children ages 7 to 12 years. “This book is a life-saver for parents, grandparents, children’s pastors, and teachers to have some understanding of how to help a child who has experienced loss,” said the Rev. Dan Brack. “I believe this will be a valuable tool that will aid in the healing of many children who wake up one day and find their lives turned upside down by the loss of a loved one.” A local educator told Bush she recently had a student that needed help and there were no books. The only thing she could find to help were a few things on the internet. There is a need for this type of material and Martha Bush has done her part to fill the gap. Now she is busy trying to get the word out. Bush defines a loss as a separation from someone or something of value to us. Children today are faced with many issues resulting in losses such as: death, divorce, abuse, multiple moves, family addictions, parental imprisonment, terrorism, school violence and natural disasters. “Helping Hurting Children: A Journey of Healing” helps youngster learn how to deal with those losses using scripture as a basis for those lessons. It also includes activities in building self-esteem. Exercises teaching children how to cope include coloring, drawing, writing, puppet shows and even tears. Children take a journey with a cast of characters including Bubby the Rabbit, Hadley, Crystal, Heather, Hannah and Zach. Bush got involved with adult grief counseling around 1995 when the late Melba Berkheimer asked her to teach a class. “Where’s the book?” Bush asked Berkheimer. Bush had been a teacher and was used to have a teaching guide. “There isn’t one,” replied Berkheimer. She gave Bush a tape of a 45 minute talk Berkheimer had given on grief and dealing with emotions. Utilizing the tape, Bush built a curriculum over time. When she realized many people’s problems resulted from childhood hurts, she started doing research and realized there were no materials aimed at children, teaching them how to deal with emotions. The children’s church pastor, the Rev. Brack asked her to develop a small study course for youngsters. She used clip art illustrations and developed the course using Bible principals. Bush’s daughter, Heather told her she should publish the guide and said she had a friend in the publishing industry. “It took six years to get through it,” said Bush. The clip art had to be removed for publication due to copyright restrictions. She didn’t have money for an illustrator. During the course of her journey, Bush reconnected with a former student, Mel LeCompte Jr. that lived in New Orleans and illustrated books for a living. Over time he asked her if she had an illustrator and offered to do it. “I thought you would never ask,” she replied. Bush said she could not have undertaken this project if her husband Glen hadn’t been such a help. He took care of the technical stuff, creating a Web site and doing the layout for the book. In developing the workbook for children, Bush says she left out a lot of what was being taught in the adult classes, making it simpler. She also added fun activities that would help children express their feelings. Through her research she has learned when children act out, most of the time it is because they are hurting and they don’t know how to express those feelings in an acceptable manner. “Don’t wait till a tragedy happens,” said Bush. She feels teaching children how to properly express their feelings ahead of time will make things easier for them when tragedy does strike. She would love to see administrators of private and Christian schools adopt the program as part of their curriculum. “Our children deserve to grow up without excess baggage from their childhood,” states the epilogue in the adult reference guide. Bush said the workbook can be used one on one with an adult mentor and child or used in a

Martha Faircloth Bush has developed a workbook for children to help them deal with loss and grief. “Helping Hurting Children, A Journey of Healing” is aimed at children ages 7-12 and can be ordered where most books are sold. RECORD PHOTO: Penny LeLeux

classroom setting. She said it is simple enough to be used by parents and grandparents. The Adults Reference Guide is a handy complementary tool, but Bush said it is not required to make use of the children’s workbook. The workbook is $15 and the adult reference guide is $10. Books can be purchased from Amazon, Barns and Nobles, Books a Million or through Bush herself. She would love to speak to organizations about her work and is seeking donors to sponsor workbooks for places like women’s shelters where there might be a need, but not the money. Bush said she would donate them herself if she had the money. In the future she hopes to publish the adult workbook. “It’s already written,” she said. Bush will begin blogging on her Website: once a week on Aug. 20. She currently blogs on two other Websites and is a member of the Orange Christian Writers Guild. For more information contact Bush by e-mail: or phone409-883-8856; or 409-313-0698. The next meeting of the Orange Christian Writers Guild is 6-7 p.m., Sept. 3, at Brown Hearing Aid in Orange.

Bridge City ISD Public Notification Of Nondiscrimination In Career And Technology Educational Programs (Vocational)

Bridge City Independent School District offers to high school students career and technology education programs in agriculture, homemaking, business computer information systems, marketing, industrial technology, building trades, cosmetology, health science technology, criminal justice, process operator technology, auto collision repair, auto technology, and machine shop. Some of these programs are offered on Bridge City ISD campuses while some are offered through a coop agreement with neighboring schools. Admission to these programs is based on needs, interests, career plans of students and age appropriateness. It is the policy of Bridge City ISD not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, or handicap in vocational programs, services, or activities as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, of 1975, as amended; and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended. Bridge City ISD will take steps to assure that lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in all educational and vocational programs. For information about your rights or grievance procedures, contact the Title IX Coordinator, Ms. Gina Mannino at 1031 West Roundbunch, Bridge City, Texas 77611, (409)735-1501 or ADA/Section 504 Coordinator, Kristy Honeycutt at 1031 West Roundbunch, Bridge City, Texas 77611, (409)-735-1506. Bridge City Independent School District ofrece a alta escuela estudiantes profesional y la tecnología de programas de educación en la agricultura, homemaking, negocio equipo sistemas de información de marketing, industrial tecnología, construcción oficios, cosmetología, tecnología de Ciencias de salud, penal Justicia, tecnología de proceso de operador, reparación de colisión de auto, auto tecnología, y tienda de máquina.  Algunos de estos programas se ofrecen en Bridge City Independent School District mientras que algunos se ofrecen a través de un Convenio de cadenas coop con los vecinos escuelas.  Admisión a estos programas se basa en las necesidades, intereses, carrera planes de los estudiantes y adecuación de edad. Es la política de Bridge City Independent School District no para discriminar sobre la base de raza, color, origen nacional, sexo, o Handicap en programas profesionales, servicios o actividades como exige el título VI de la ley de derechos civiles de 1964, de 1975, en su forma enmendada; y la Sección 504 de la Ley de rehabilitación de 1973, en su forma enmendada.  Ciudad de puente ISD tomará medidas para asegurar que la falta de conocimientos del idioma inglés no será un obstáculo para la admisión y la participación en todos los programas educativos y profesionales. Para obtener información sobre sus derechos o procedimientos de reclamación, en contacto con el título IX coordinador Gina Mannino, en 1031 Roundbunch occidental, puente City, Texas 77611, (409) 735-1501 o ADA/Sección 504 coordinador, Kristy Honeycutt en 1031 occidental Roundbunch, puente City, Texas 77611,(409) 735-1506.


• The Record • Week of Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Community Bulletin Board Farmers Market open Wednesday, Saturday Orange County Farmers’ Market is held 3-6 p.m., Wednesdays and 7-10 a.m., Saturdays throughout the growing season in the Big Lots parking lot on MacArthur Drive. Produce and items expected to be available this week include: Watermelon, cantaloupe, tomatoes, peas, okra, eggplant, spaghetti squash, onions, cucumbers, peppers, yellow squash, zucchini, figs, fresh eggs, homemade baked goods, boudain, jerky, sausage (jalapeno, green onion, smoked and Italian), yard plants, house plants, and more. Items will vary based on vendor participation. For more information, contact any of the market coordinators: Jim Frasier- 409-656-3739; Billy Peveto- 409-289-5289; Jean Fregia-  409-670-6121. The Orange County Farmers’ Market is sponsored by Texas AgriLIFE.

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

Elementary to host Kindergarten Round-up West Orange – Stark Elementary School will conduct a Kindergarten Round-Up for kindergarten students new to the district on Thursday, Aug. 1. Two Round-up sessions will be held on that day from 9 to 11 a.m. and 3 to 5 p.m. Both sessions will be held in the WO-S Elementary library. To enroll a student, parents must bring the child’s birth certificate, social security card, and immunization record. Proof of residency must also be presented (i.e., electric bill or lease agreement).

American Legion to host meet and greet

City Park. In case of rain the WOS Middle School will host the event. In addition to the free school supplies, students and their families will be treated to free food, entertainment, haircuts, socks, underwear, free or low cost vaccinations, and more. Local businesses or organizations that would like to help support the children of Orange County can write a check to OCS (Orange Christian Services) with a note in the memo line for “Back to School Orange”. Please mail checks to Orange Christian Services, Back to School Orange, 2518 W Park Ave, Orange, Texas 77630 For more information please look us up on the web at www. or their Facebook at backtoschoolorange.

Dove Hunt Warm Up Fundraiser for 4-H Club

Orange County Claybusters Shooting Sports 4-H club will hold their 8th Annual “Dove Hunt Warm Up” held at the Orange Gun Club, Saturday, Aug. 24. Rounds will start at 9 am. Five Man Teams are $500 and individual shooters $100. Make your own teams or one can be made for you. Shooting format includes skeet trap and 5-stand. Trophys will be awarded for first, second and third place teams. HOA awards for top adult and youth shooters. Lunch will be provided for shooters and will be available for $5 to non-shooters. There will be great raffles and silent auction. Teams and individuals need to RSVP if possible by Aug. 14 to John Bilbo, 409-779-1115.

BCHS Class of 1963, 1964 to host reunion The Bridge City classes of 1963 and 1964 would like to recognize its military veterans at our 49th and 50th class reunion to be held September 21 and 22. We would like a picture and brief description of your military service. If you are a veteran and do not plan attend, please forward your information and picture so that others may know of your contribution. Please contact or Vincent Hannegan at 409-735-2033 or 972-841-1678

Eagles to host pool tourney The Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 2523, located at 803 N. 28th Street in Orange, will host a pool tournament each Friday beginning at 8 p.m. The two tables are open Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday nights. Popcorn will be served and a drink special will be offered until 11 p.m. The community is invited to come meet the members of Aerie 2523 and join in the fun. For more information leave a message for Shon Branham after 4 p.m. at 886-7381.

Bridge City Volleyball Camp set

For applications, please contact the Bridge City High School at 409-735-1600, ask for Coach Becca Peveto.

LCHS reunion for classes of 1953-1970 set The Little Cypress High School Graduating Classes of 1953 to 1970 have scheduled a reunion for Oct. 5. Reunion events will include an LC Alumni Reception, dinner and dance at the VFW Post 2775 Hall Ballroom at 5303 16th St. (Highway 87) in Orange. The LC Friends’ Reception, with snacks, appetizers and drinks provided, will be from 2 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Dinner is at 6 p.m. with Music and Dancing from 7:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. A fee of $35 per person includes appetizers, drinks, dinner and dance, although all teachers, administrators and coaches attend free. Checks for $35 per person should be made payable to and mailed to Kenneth Lewis, 595 Orleans St., Ste. 500, Beaumont, Texas 77701. Organizers are searching for alumni from the classes of 1963 to 1970. For details on the event, go to For additional information, contact Dr. Carol Fetters at 409-8991819.

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

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

The 2013 Bridge City Volleyball Camp for incoming seventh and eighth graders is from 9 a.m. to noon August 19-21.

The American Legion Post 49, located at 108 Green Ave in Orange, will host a meet and greet luncheon for the new 2013-2014 officers from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 3. All members and anyone interested in joining the American Legion are invited to attend and are asked to bring a favorite snack and small gift for a drawing.

OC Historical Society to meet Aug. 6 The Orange County Historical Society will have its quarterly meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6 in the Danny Gray Room, located in the Orange Police Department building on 8th Street. Members should be prepared to talk about their families with emphasis on how they came to settle in Orange. The Board of Directors will meet at 5:30 p.m.

Shangri La to host Wild Wednesdays through Aug. 7 The Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center, located at 2111 W. Park Ave. in Orange, will host the Wild Wednesday program through Aug. 7. “Orchid Ice Cream” will be held from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 7. Spend a morning learning about the vanilla orchid. Participants will gain knowledge about the vanilla bean as a flower seed pot. Ice cream lovers of all ages will enjoy this program and have an opportunity to make ice cream. For more details, please call 409-670-9113 or visit An RSVP is required as space is limited. To reserve a seat, call 409-670-9799.


American Legion to host lunch fundraiser The American Legion Post 49, located at 108 Green Ave in Orange, will hold a plate lunch fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 1. Cost is $8 and the meal will consist of fried fish, potato salad, cole slaw, green beans, bread and dessert. Walk-ins are welcome and delivery is available. Call 409-8861241 after noon Wednesday, July 21 and before 9 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 1 for orders and deliveries.

Buckner to host foster care, adoption interest meeting Buckner Children and Family Services will present a free foster care and adoption information meeting at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 12 at Buckner Children’s Village, 9055 Manion Drive in Beaumont. A Buckner representative will give an overview of foster care and adoption options in Texas, including foster-to-adopt, Waiting Texas Children and domestic infant adoption programs. International adoption options, through Buckner’s affiliate Dillon International, will also be discussed. For information or a reservation to attend the meeting, please call Sara Richards at 409866-0976 or email For more than 134 years, Buckner Children and Family Services has been transforming lives through hands-on ministry, serving the most vulnerable from the beginning to the end of life. Buckner is one of the oldest and most unique faith-based social service organizations of its kind, serving more than 600,000 people each year in the United States and 18 countries worldwide.  To learn more about foster care and adoption services through Buckner, visit

Free school supplies to be distributed Aug. 17 The Orange County Christian community has teamed up to distribute school supplies on a first come, first serve basis at the from 10 a.m. To 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17 at the Orange Lions


Builders Discount Offered!


Huge Selection of Used Appliances

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Deaths and Memorials Death Announcements:

Barbara Godfrey Barbara Jean Fleming Seale Godfrey, born in Monroe, La. June 20, 1930 transitioned into her eternal home on July 25, 2013 after a lengthy illness. She was the daughter of Cecil P. Fleming, Bernice Green and J.K. Cummings and sister of Cecil P. Fleming Jr. – all deceased. Barbara was also preceded in death by her husbands, John Richard Seale Sr. and George Godfrey. She counted as her greatest achievement raising three children and seeing them all receive college educations. Towards that end Barbara worked as an insurance adjuster and supervisor for Texas Employers, Kemper, and Aetna Life and Casualty insurance companies. Late in life she volunteered for the Dripping Springs Chamber of Commerce, Dripping Springs Senior Center Thrift Shop, and Kairos Prison Ministry. Survived by daughter, Terri Emerson of Austin/Georgetown; son and daughter-in-law, Jim and Jennifer Seale of Houston/Conroe; and caring friends, Doug and Cindy Cones of Dripping Springs; grandchildren Jill Emerson, Wes (Jenny) Seale, Bethany (Jeff) Sznajder, great grandson, James Thomas Seale, and her two precious cats, Gypsy and Paka – all who blessed, comforted, and cared for her during her last years. The family also would like to thank the staff of Heritage Oaks Assisted Living Center, Bristol Hospice and Home Care Assistance of The Woodlands for their compassion and care. A private family service was held at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Beaumont. Services were held under the direction of Dorman Funeral Home in Orange. Condolences may be sent for the family at

Melvin E. Ohnheiser Bridge City Melvin E. Ohnheiser, 74, of Bridge City, died Monday, July 29, 2013, at St. Mary Hospital in Port Arthur. He was born April 22, 1939, to Joe Ohnheiser and Erna (Kaase) Ohnheiser in LaGrange. He retired from the U.S. Coastal Guard in 1979, as a Chief Petty Officer E7 Boatswain Mate. His grandchildren were the light of his life. He is survived by his wife, Bonnie Ohnheiser of Bridge City; son, Stephen Ohnheiser of Bridge City; daughter, Theresa Ozio and husband, Mark of Beaumont; daughter, Deborah Vayon and husband, Johnny of

Conroe; grandchildren, Ryan Ozio and Tanna Vayon; sister, Doris Opela of Shiner; and brother, Lawrence Ohnheiser of Dickinson. A private service will be held at a later date. Cremation will be under the direction of Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Humane Society of Southeast Texas, P.O. Box 1629, Beaumont, Texas 77704. To Be held:

William Dempsey Leonard Sr. Deweyville William Dempsey Leonard Sr., 66, of Deweyville, passed away Friday, July 26, 2013, in his home. A memorial gathering will be 5 p.m., Saturday, August 3, at 176 Private Road 8210 in Deweyville. Born in Hobbs, N.M., on Feb. 5, 1947, Dempsey was the son of Archie Leroy Leonard and Clara Morris. He was self-employed with his own roofing company.

Elwood Carroll Ezzell Sr. Mauriceville Elwood C. Ezzell Sr., 72 of Mauriceville died Friday, July 26, 2013 at Harbor Hospice House in Beaumont. Graveside services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 3, at Del Rose Cemetery in Vidor under the direction of Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor. Visitation will begin at 6 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 2, at Memorial Funeral Home. Born on June 27, 1941 and a native of Turkey, N.C., he was a longtime resident of Mauriceville and was a retired spice assistant with Texas Coffee Company. Elwood is survived by his wife Catherine Ezzell of Mauriceville; step-daughters Donna Jones and husband Jeremiah of Bridge City, Diana Juda and fiance’ Jules Mitchell of Beaumont; brother Phillip Rye and wife Susan of Maurcieville; sister Brenda LeBlanc and husband Gerald of Port Acres; nephews Gary Mainero of Vidor, and P.J. Rye of Mauriceville; grandchildren: Dylan LaFleur of Nederland, Dante’ Semien of Fort Pierce, Fla., Makenzie Jones of Bridge City, Alexis Bean, Marissa Bean and Simone Carrier all of Beaumont.

Peggy J. Tucker Lundy Orange Peggy J. Tucker Lundy, 84, of Orange, passed away Saturday, July 27, 2013, at Health and Rehabilitation Center in Vidor.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m., We dne sday, July 31, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange with Pastor Chad Kibodeaux, of Mauriceville Assembly of God Church, officiating. Burial will follow at Restlawn Memorial Park in Vidor. Born in New Iberia, La., on Oct. 20, 1928, Peggy was the daughter of Holse D. Tucker and Mary E. (Dugas) Tucker. Years ago, she sang in various clubs in the Orange area where she was known as Peggy J. For 20 years, she was Frenchie Longron’s secretary. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Butler M. Lundy Jr.; step-son, Kenneth Lundy; sisters, Lois Girouard, Betty Hoosier, Dottie Yust, Mittie Lemmond, Genelle Tucker; brothers, Bobby Tucker, H.D. Tucker; and grandchildren, Amber, Michael, Brandy, and Deanna. Peggy is survived by her daughters; Sherry Pousson and husband, Bobby of Mauriceville, Debra Wilson of Beaumont, Janelle Hill of Mauriceville; stepson, Butler M. “Sonny” Lundy III and wife, Teddy of Dayton; eight grandchildren, Holly and husband Carl, Tiffany, Sarah, Dusty, Mindy, Derek, Amy; 18 great-grandchildren; one greatgreat-grandchild; and brother, Francis Tucker and wife, Billie of Mauriceville. Serving as pallbearers will be Francis Tucker, B.M. “Sonny” Lundy III, Carl Snyder, Bobby Pousson, Charles Pousson, and Troy Tucker. Held:

Baby Ruth Teal Hobden Orange Baby Ruth Teal Hobden, 94, of Orange, passed away Saturday, July 27, 2013, at Baptist Orange Hospital. A graveside service was held Tuesday, July 30, at King Cemetery in Hartburg with Pastor Mike Orange officiating. Born in Hartburg, on June 7, 1919, Ruth was the daughter of Eugene Lester Teal and Emma Hilliard Teal. She was a long time member of the First United Pentecostal Church in Orange. Ruth was preceded in death by her husband, Sidney F. Hobden Jr. and daughter, Betty Ethel Erickson. She is survived by her sons, Sidney E. Hobden of Tyler and Benny L. Hobden of Hartburg; daughter, Emma Nugent of Palestine; son-in-law, the Rev. D.L. Erickson of Rockhill, S.C.; two favorite nieces, Sue Ellen Foehner of Tomball and Dorthey


Faye Kirkland of West Orange; eight grandchildren; eight greatgrandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Claude Thompson Orange Claude Thompson, 94, of Orange, died S a t u r d ay, July 27, 2013, at his home. A graveside service was held Tuesday, July 30, at Orange Forest Lawn Cemetery in West Orange with Mr. Thompson’s nephew, Craig Chitty officiating. Marcus Thompson, Michael Thompson, Darin Landry, Jason McDonald, Chad Barbre and Craig Chitty served as pallbearers. Born on May 27, 1919, in DeRidder, La., Mr. Thompson was a former resident of Bridge City. He worked at DuPont Sabine River Works where he was a heavy equipment operator for Blount Bros. Construction and he was a veteran of the U.S. Army. Mr. Thompson was preceded in death by his first wife and mother of his children, Velma Moses Thompson; second wife, Connie Thompson and his sonin-law, Charles Landry. He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Cornel and Frances Thompson; daughter, Linda Landry, all of Orange; sister and brother-in-law, Barbara Ann and Troy Chitty; brother and sister-in-law Ralph and Nancy Thompson and brother Rusty Thompson, all of DeRidder, La. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Shelley Landry of Houston, Darin Landry and his wife Nicki of Hot Springs, Arl., Marcus Thompson and his wife Jessie of Little Rock, Ark., Michael Thompson of Beaumont, Nikki McDonald and her husband Jason of Katy, Chad Barbre and his wife, Chelsea, of League City; and seven greatgrandchildren. The family wishes to express their grateful appreciation to River City Hospice, Pros Home Health Care and Sheri Huckaby for the care given to Mr. Thompson.

Kenneth Bridgers Sr. Bridge City Kenneth “Kayo” Redrick Bridgers Sr., 80, of Bridge City, died Friday, July 26, 2013, at Baptist Orange Hospital in Orange. A funeral service was held Tuesday, July 30, at Forest Lawn Funeral Home, located at 4955 Pine Street in Beaumont. Interment followed at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Beaumont. He was the first baby born on Jan. 1, 1933, in Shreveport, La., at 12:15 a.m., to George Alfred Bridgers Sr. and Mary Jane Oliphint Bridgers. He retired in 1990 after 38 years from Gulf States Utilities Sabine Station as a supervisor. Everyone who knew Kenneth knows how much he loved and cherished his family. He was an avid gardener, loved fishing, photography, weightlifting, traveling, and sports.

He is survived by the love of his life, his wife of 61 years, Leslye Bridgers; sons, Ricky Bridgers and John Terry Bridgers and his wife Denise, all of Bridge City; Chris Bridgers and his wife Donna, of Nederland; daughter Debbie Bridgers of Lahaina, Hawaii; grandchildren, Authum MacCammond, Kimberly Bridgers Naquin and her husband Mike, Marc Bridgers, Dustin Bridgers and his wife Kassey, and Christopher Bridgers; six great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; sister, Beverly B. Easterly, and brother, Ross Bridgers, both of Denham Springs, La.; and special family member, Mary Bridgers. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, George Alfred (Buddy) Bridgers Jr.; and grandson, Eric MacCammond.

C. J. “Jay” Daigle Orange C. J. “Jay” Daigle, 74, of Orange passed away on Friday, July 26, 2013 at his residence. A funeral service was held on Monday, July 29, at The Cowboy Church of Orange County with the Rev. Dale Lee and Bishop Larry Phillips officiating. Burial followed at Autumn Oaks Memorial Park. He was a native of Breaux Bridge, La.; born on Jan. 26, 1939 to parents Colastie Daigle and Loretta Thibodeaux Daigle. He had lived in Orange most of his life and retired from DuPont in 1993 as a Lab Tech. After retirement, he opened his own business, Bait-Tek, in Orange and he loved farming; especially taking care of his cows. Jay was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, and friend, who enjoyed spending time with his family and will be dearly missed. He was preceded in death by his parents, four sisters and three brothers. Jay is survived by his wife of 54 years Carol Simar Daigle of Orange; daughter, Jana Kay Daigle of Orange; sons, Lester Daigle of Orange, J.T. Rudisill and wife Lindy, of Doyline, La.; grandchildren, Kaylea Di-Ann Daigle, AJay Daigle Laughlin, Tommy Rudisill, Jennifer Drygas; seven great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Guillermo Ibarra, Dow Gene Anderson, Durwood Crocker, Ike Graham, Larry Sanford, Dan Harris and Melvin Londier served as pallbearers. The honorary pallbearer was Dr. Mal Smith, lifelong friend, coworker and business partner. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Dorman Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent for the family

Glynn D. Kirkland Orange Glynn D. Kirkland, 85, of Orange, passed away Wednesday, July 24, 2013. A Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday, July 27, at St. Mary Catholic Church with the


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Raymond “Sonny” Marcantel Orange Raymond Edward “Sonny” Marcantel, age 82, of Orange, started his new life with Jesus on the morning of Wednesday, July 24, 2013. A Celebration of Life was held Saturday, July 27, also at The Pentecostal Church of DeQuincy in DeQuincy, La. Interment was in the Masonic Cemetery. He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Bertha Isabel Marcentel and his siblings Ira Verne Robinson, Milton Eugene Marcantel and Georgia Danita Boyd. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Neysa Cain Marcantel;

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• The Record • Week of Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Sen. Robert Nichols: My Five Cents Special Report For The Record

As July approaches an end, the second special legislative session does as well. Howe ver, Governor Perry has Senator Nichols indicated that unless a transportation finance deal is reached, he will call the Legislature back for a third special. And so our work continues... Five things that happened this week at your Texas Capitol are: 1. Rural hospital investigation Gov. Perry recently announced that he has ordered a “deep and comprehensive look” at healthcare facilities owned by Dr. Tariq Mahmood of Cedar Hill, whose rural hospitals have been accused of safety violations and billing fraud. One of those hospitals is Shelby Medical Center in Center, Texas. In April, the federal government charged Mahmood with defrauding Medicare and Medicaid programs to the tune of $1.1 million, though he denies any wrongdoing. The Texas Health and Human Services Commission’s inspector general has been quoted regarding the coming investigation as saying that “We will likely pull records, pull files, have our nurses, auditors and investigators review those records, go on-site if appropriate, and interview staff. I think the state will get an aggressive and positive outcome from us looking into it.” I completely support this effort, not only to understand what happened in Mahmood’s facilities, but to prevent it from

happening again. 2. Planned Parenthood settlement Perhaps you heard last week that Planned Parenthood is planning to close three Texas clinics: Lufkin, Huntsville and Bryan. However, the news this week is that the organization has just settled a $1.4 million Medicaid fraud lawsuit with the Texas Attorney General’s office. Planned Parenthood has agreed to pay the money back to the state after an investigation revealed that the entity’s Gulf Coast division, which serves parts of southeastern Texas, overbilled the state-federal Medicaid program. Specifically, the lawsuit states that Planned Parenthood billed the government for services and products that were not medically necessary, never actually rendered, and not covered by the Medicaid program. In response to the settlement, Attorney General Greg Abbott stated this week that the organization’s actions were “like taking health care money from those who need it most and sticking it in their own pockets. Actions like this harm the very people who need access to health care.” 3. Roller coaster regulation I’m sure by now most of you have heard about the recent tragic accident at Six Flags in Arlington in which a woman was killed. Investigations are ongoing and we do not yet know the cause. However, the Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) regulates all such amusement rides and says there are a few things we can do to increase rider safety: “Look for the Sticker” - A compliance sticker should be attached to each ride. “Look for the Sign” - A sign is required to inform the public how to report (on-site) an amusement ride that appears to be unsafe or to report an

amusement ride operator that appears to be violating the law. The sign is to be posted at the principal entrance or at the ticket booths. Look for posted height/ weight restrictions for riders on certain rides. Finally, feel free to contact TDI with anything that looks unsafe at 512-463-6169. 4. War on feral hogs In Texas, feral hogs are no laughing matter; they destroy wildlife, vegetation and personal property. It is estimated that they cause more than $50 million in annual damage to Texas agriculture across 240 of our state’s 254 counties. Thankfully, Texas Parks and Wildlife is now working with other government agencies toward a potentially significant solution: Sodium nitrite. This poison has been used to great effect against hogs in Australia, but is still federally prohibited in the U.S. Texas Parks and Wildlife’s current research challenge is to develop a bait/sodium nitrite combination that is lethal to hogs, as well as a feeder that is accessible to the pigs, but not to deer and other wildlife. For the sake of Texas agriculture producers, let us hope they are successful soon. 5. Audie Murphy: Continued Finally, I want to give you a quick update on the Legislature’s attempt to honor Audie Murphy, World War II’s most decorated soldier, with the Texas Legislative Medal of Honor. Last week I let you know that the House had voted in favor of HCR 3, a resolution urging Gov. Perry to award the medal to Major Murphy posthumously. On Thursday of this week, I was proud to cast my vote to do the same. The measure passed the Senate unanimously.

LU engineering student Sarah Paine wins SWCA scholarship Staff Report For The Record

Lamar University chemical engineering student Sarah Paine has received a prestigious scholarship sponsored by the Southwest Chemical Association (SWCA). She will receive this award on August 8 at the SWCA Scholarship Luncheon. The SWCA provides scholarships annually to outstanding undergraduate chemical engineering students attending schools in the gulfsouthwest region. Students entering their junior or senior years are nominated by their school faculty. “When I received the news that I had gotten the scholarship, I was thrilled to not have to worry about the extra expenses in my last year,” Paine said. The SWCA seeks to identify and honor individuals who demonstrate that they are valuable to their organizations, to the community, and

to society as a whole. The selection criteria are based on leadership, experience, ambition, team skills, and extracurricular activities. Paine graduated valedictorian from Vidor High School in 2009, after which she completed an internship with NASA before continuing her education at Lamar. Paine is a member of the honors program and is very active in the chemical engineering department. She is the secretary and treasurer of the Lamar chapter of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers. In addition, she is the treasurer of the Society of Women Engineers, having previously served as vice president for two years and president for one year. Paine is also involved with the co-op program. During her time at Lamar, she has completed three internships with ExxonMobil, working at the Beaumont Polyethylene Plant, the Beaumont Chemical Plant,

and Chalmette Refinery. “As far as my career is concerned, I’m open to locations and job positions because if the co-op program has taught me anything it’s that the industry is challenging but rewarding,” Paine said. Paine is also active in her community and with education programs. She was instrumental in beginning Lamar’s Discover Engineering event, and she organized Lamar’s Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day, sponsored by ExxonMobil. In addition, she works with Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) outreach programs and with Junior Achievement USA, a program that teaches children about economics. “Regardless of gender, race, or ethnicity, a child’s eyes light up when they build a circuit or control a chemical reaction,” Paine said. “It’s amazing how easy it is to empower them and I want to help wherever I can.”




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OBITS. FROM 7A daughters Laurie Marcantel of Orange, and Lynda Kennepp and her husband Kelly Kennepp of Conway, Ark.; his grandchildren, Stratten Swanner and his wife Diana Swanner of Mobile, Ala. and Kelyn Kennepp of Conway, Ark.; his brother Larry Arlen Marcantel; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Sonny was born on March 15, 1931 in DeQuincy, La. He graduated in 1948 from DeQuincy High School and attended Texas A&M University and Louisiana State University. He began working at the age of 5 delivering laundry to soldiers camped near DeQuincy. When he was 9 years old he was employed at the local Ford Dealership cleaning and sweeping before and after school each day. During World War II, at the age of 12 years, Sonny was a member of the Civil Air Patrol. Following his high school graduation, he later employed as bookkeeper at Phelan Company, Service Plumbing, and the Ford dealership. He was later employed at Sears, in Orange, only to return to work as a consultant for DuPont in LaPorte. In the last few years he was honored to be a board member of the Truth Apostolic Church in Sulphur, La. Sonny was a founding member of the DeQuincy Lion’s Club and a member of the Louisiana National Guard receiving an honorable discharge in 1957. Those who loved Sonny knew him for his humor, as an avid hunter, storyteller and artist and as someone who never met a stranger and was always willing to help anyone in need. He was tech savvy and took pride in learning to use new, computer based technology. He made many happy memories while camping and traveling with his family and enjoyed being a loving husband, father and grandfather. He will be remembered as living a life of honesty, integrity, optimism and faith in God. His family was blessed to have him as husband, father, grandfather, brother, and uncle. Others were blessed to call him a friend. He will be missed family members and friends. He would never want to tell us goodbye, but would rather say he will see us later in paradise. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www. The family wishes to thank Dr. Maria Palafox, the physicians and staff at the Previty Clinic and Hermann Memorial Baptist Hospital- Orange, and the nurses at Harbor Home Health Care for their support, love, and care. In lieu of flowers the family wishes donations be made to the charity of your choice. “My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me; and I give unto them eternal life.” - John 10: 27&28

Lori Smith Mauriceville Lori Denise Jones Smith, 49, of Mauriceville, passed away Wednesday, July 24, 2013 at her residence after an illness. Services to remember Lori’s life were held Friday, July 26, in the Chapel of Dorman Funeral Home in Orange. Lori was born on August 5, 1963 in Orange to her parents, Melbourne Clinton Jones and Frances Marie (Lyon) Jones. She lived in Mauriceville for the last year and had previously lived in Port Arthur. Lori was a master gardener; she enjoyed cooking, interior decorating and spending time with her family. Lori is preceded in death by her father, M.C. Jones and her fathers-in law, Arthur Taylor and Floyd Pierre Smith. Those who will most cherish her memory are her husband of 11 years, Joseph Floyd Smith of Mauriceville; her daughter, Brandy Rachelle Taylor of Orange; her son, Corey Joseph Taylor and his partner Shanda Brickey of Vidor; her mother, Frances Jones of Orange; her sisters, Annette Moore and husband Dale of Dripping Springs, Millicent Goodwin and husband Jim of Newburyport, Mass., Melba Garrison of Austin, Renee Kelley and husband Charles of Forest, Miss. and Carla Lavergne and husband Bubba of Mauriceville; her brothers, Larry Umipeg of Jalapa, Vera Cruz, Mexico, Ronald Jones and wife Ginger of Beaumont and Clinton Jones of Carthage; her grandsons, Trentyn Zachariah Taylor and Connor Ray Taylor as well as numerous nieces, nephews and extended family. Family and friends may sign the register and leave condolences at

Dottie Dishman Couser Orange D o t t i e Dishman Couser, 79, of Orange, passed away Wednesday, July 23, 2013. Her funeral service was held Friday, July 26 at First United Methodist Church of Orange with interment that followed at Orange Forest Lawn. Dottie was born Sept. 8, 1933 in Beaumont to Mr. and Mrs. A.E. (Jack) Dishman. She graduated from Beaumont High in 1951, and the University of North Texas with a degree in Speech Therapy. UNT held a special place in her heart as she met and married her husband, Robert H. Couser, in 1954. While at North Texas, she was a member of Chi Omega Sorority. She taught many years in Port Arthur, Parkersburg, W.V., and retired from her teaching career at North Junior High in Orange. She was an active member in the Service League and First United Methodist Church. Dottie completed research on the local Atakapa Indian tribe, which was

Thank you from the family of Ricky Goats The family of Ricky Goats wishes to thank all those who came to honor Ricky at the memorial service. Also thanks to those who sent cards of comfort, food, gifts, donations and prayers. We are most grateful. used in a published book. One of her favorite pastimes was volunteering at the Heritage House Museum. She especially enjoyed sharing the Christmas spirit by playing her favorite Christmas carols on the piano. Dottie is survived by her devoted and loving husband of 59 years, Robert H. Couser; daughter, Carter Tarrer and her husband, Jay Tarrer of Wilmington, N.C.; son, Kyle Couser and wife, Vicki Couser of Longview; two granddaughters, Megan Tarrer and Kailey Couser; and grandson, Austin Tarrer. Hours of laughter were shared amongst family and friends during “competitive” domino and card games. Dottie was loved by all and a favorite of many. Her kindness was infectious and had a boundless sense of humor! Memorial donations may be directed to First United Methodist Church of Orange at 502 N. 6th Street Orange, TX 77630 or the Heritage House Museum at 905 W. Division Orange, TX 77630. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.

Brenda Sue Wall Orange Brenda Sue Wall, 57, of Orange, died Saturday, July 20, 2013, at her home. Funeral services were held Saturday, July 27, at Claybar Funeral Home in Bridge City. Burial followed at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens near Bridge City. Born in Port Arthur, on Nov. 13, 1955, Brenda was the daughter of Robert Alan and Ruby (Crenshaw) Perry. She loved gardening, fishing, and animals, and enjoyed painting. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jerry Wall; parents, Robert A. and Ruby Perry; and her brother, Ray Perry. Brenda is survived by her sons, John Wall and Jeremy Wall, both of Orangefield, A.J. Hebert of Groves; grandchildren, Courtney Wall and Kayla Wall of Orangefield, Kyler Hebert of Groves; and sisters, Karen Perry Higgans of Groves, and Debra Welch of Alvin. Jeremy Wall, John Wall, Robbie Lapointe, A.J. Hebert, Robert Higgans and Kayden Lapointe served as pallbearers.

The Record • Week of Wednesday, July 31, 2013


Those old cotton fields back home n The knowledge of mankind has

fast-forwarded to unbelievable heights in the span of one lifetime but morals and life styles have dipped to unbelievable lows once unheard of.

When I was a lad in the Cajun country in the late ‘30s and ‘40s, South Louisiana was no paradise. The heat and dust, along with humidity, were almost unbearable. Dust so heavy it filled your nostrils, your body became covered with the mixture of dust and sweat. You could have raised cabbage in your belly button. Dirty work in the field was a way of life for Mom and me. When August came around, it meant cotton-picking time. I’ve always believed the Lord didn’t intend for cotton to be planted in that part of His world. I’m thankful, however, that He chose to put the Cajun and the crawfish down in the same place. The cotton grew back breaking short, a half bale to the acre was considered a bumper crop. Mom and I would rise early; fix some kind of lunch that we brought to the field in a syrup bucket. I toted the gallon water jug as we made our way the mile or so down the dirt road to the cotton field. I would place the jug under cotton plants to keep it from boiling. In my mind, I can still taste that very warm water. We would nurse that jug all day, wasting a little only to wash the dirt out of our eyes.

Mom wore a feed sack bonnet, long dress with a long sleeve shirt. I wore a straw hat and went barefooted, but the rest of my body was covered. We put cotton leaves in our head gear to prevent heatstroke. The straps on the cotton-picking sacks went around one shoulder and the neck. We dragged those long sacks behind us row after row until they were full. Then we would take them to the weigh-in man who marked down the weights and dumped the cotton in the wagon. When the wagon was full he drove it to the mill, mule-drawn, and had it baled. The backbreaking chore was mastered by some, but not Mom and me. The pay was 35 cents a hundred pounds, but we seldom went home with more than 50 cents for picking from sunup to sundown. Even in that sorry cotton field, some people picked a couple of hundred pounds. I’ve seen some of the black women walk up and down those rows on their knees dragging the sack. At the end of the day, they earned maybe a dollar each. Sounds like a lot of work for little money, but a little money bought a lot back then. Two gallons of coal oil cost a dime, sugar a nickel, 15 loose eggs were 10 cents, flower and corn meal cost just pennies. We picked six days, so two or three dollars went a long ways toward feeding us. Our clothes were made from feed or flour sacks and my britches usually were hand-me-downs donated by someone. We didn’t have electricity or any of today’s conveniences. We had a hand-pump water well that we would prime and draw

our water from. I still have that same old pump today displayed in our courtyard. The sand settled to the bottom of the bucket, and we carefully scooped the water from the top for drinking and cooking. Bathing was a different matter. The water was drawn in a No. 3 wash tub. If it wasn’t a cloudy day, the sun would heat the water for bathing. We got our major baths on Saturday night. My grandmother, Availa, who lived next door to us, checked me out. If I didn’t pass inspection, she would nearly draw blood with a bristle brush on my neck, ankles and knuckles. We used homemade lye soap. It burned like hell when it got in the eyes. I never was fond of cotton picking, but I never complained. I was guilty of feeling sorry for myself at times. I do recall some fun times in the cotton patch; the black pickers sang and told funny Cajun stories. Mostly what’s important was Mom and I doing something together. The morning walk to the field, just she and I, are memories that live on. Sometimes when we helped gather the cotton at other farms three or four miles away, they would pick us up, along with a dozen or so others, in a mule-drawn flat wagon. We often arrived back home at dark. Cotton farms are no more in Vermillion Parish. Sugar cane fields have replaced cotton. Working the cane fields in October was my favorite farm job. Picking cotton was hard and dirty work, but I’d do it all over again just to share those times with Mom one more time. Unfortunately, Mom, who suffered from Alzheimer’s Disease, passed away Sept. 1, 2004. A million incidents have occurred to me down life’s highway since those long ago days. I’m not sure of the value I may have gained from living a life of poverty and hard work. I

This old pump I drew water from as a child reminds me daily of a time long ago.

just know it was essential at the time, and you do in life what you have to do. I decided back then that I wanted to be the guy who drove the team of mules and wagon to the gin, bailed it and collected the money from the crop someone else had picked. Life wasn’t easy for a lot of people during those depression years, but for a single Mom, it was awfully difficult just to provide the bare necessities. Often she didn’t make it. The flickering light from the coal oil lamp glowed brightly with love in our little oneroom shack. From my corn shuck palette on the floor I dreamed about tomorrow and a better life. I left the cotton fields as soon as I could get away. The family values and the importance of pulling together that I learned has followed me all of my days. Strange as it may sound, I feel blessed to have lived then. When August comes around each year my thoughts turn to

a simpler time with no frills, when a little money, that didn’t come easy, meant so much. A time when crime and molestation didn’t exist and honoring one’s parents was a way of life. Sometimes today, I catch myself complaining about the heat and small difficulties of the day and repent by thanking the Lord for our many blessings that this easy life has led

us to take for granted. I regret that we have become a shameless, lazy society that takes rather than gives. I marvel at how the world has changed. No one in my youth could have imagined it. I learned from those cotton days that even unpleasant things have a benefit. If the cotton was late, we got a lagniappe (bonus). We didn’t have to start

Customers from Orange, The Woodlands win central a/c units

 “Chill Your Bill,” Entergy Texas, Inc.’s summer Facebook contest may be through, but the best part is yet to come for two Entergy Texas customers. Terri Hoyland of Orange and Mary Ann Spurlock of The Woodlands are the winners of new energy-efficient central air conditioning units. The units will be provided and installed courtesy of Entergy Solutions, Entergy Texas’ energy efficiency program. “Chill Your Bill” took place from July 8-19 with entries made through the company’s Facebook page. The contest was designed to educate customers about the many resources Entergy Texas has to help customers become more energy efficient and save on their utility bills. Those interested in learning about these resources may go to view DIY videos, find tips and other helpful information.


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The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Association rolled out the red carpet Friday night for the 201 teams entered in last weekend’s Cops Helping Kids Tournament. Mother Nature wasn’t nearly as hospitable the following day, but the Captain’s Banquet was a huge success enjoyed by a record number of teams and guests. “While the number of teams that paid entry fees exceeded the 240 mark,” reported Tony Viator, “we actually fished 201 teams, which was an increase of 60 teams over last year. The live auction at the banquet generated $38,000 alone and when all is said and done we will have grossed between $80,000 and $100,000, which will be split among area children’s charities!” An unfriendly wind that switched from due west to northwest made the fishing tough on the huge field on Saturday. Only 71 teams weighed in a fish and only 204 fish were brought to the scales. In spite of the overall low numbers the winning weights were excellent. The largest trout weighed 6.99 pounds, the largest red weighed 9.33 pounds and the heaviest flounder weighed in at 3.85 pounds. The heaviest slam (two trout, two reds, two flounder) weighed 27.98 pounds. Once again the live bait fishermen had the upper hand. SEE COLBURN PAGE 2B



‘Jethro’ finds new way to hog training camp headlines KAZ’S KORNER JOE KAZMAR FOR THE RECORD

The first full-scale practice at most NFL training camp sites occurred last weekend as frenzied football fans scanned newspapers and the Internet, watched TV and listened to the radio to find out what was happening at their favorite team’s training site. These initial sessions were mainly for orientation purposes, with the full pads being donned either Saturday or Sunday. Each team already has a list of players being held out of many of the drills because of some kind of injury—minor muscle pulls, bruises, illnesses or even some that will keep the player on the sidelines for a more substantial period of time. Ambitious sports writers, radio and television analysts and free lancers scrambled for interviews from head coaches, offensive and defensive coordinators, star players and hometown hopefuls who are readying their bodies for the new experience of the NFL during and after these two-a-day sessions. They know that after the first weekend, several franchises will close many of their practices to the public and the media. So there’s a big scramble to get as much news about the camps as possible the first few days of training camp. It cannot be a coincidence that the Dallas Cowboys’ genius owner Jerry Jones, who is referred to as Jethro behind his back, prostitut-

Jerry Jones, who is referred to as Jethro behind his back, prostituted his $1.2 billion showplace stadium to the highest bidder, who happened to be AT&T.

ed his $1.2 billion showplace stadium to the highest bidder, who happened to be AT&T, and made his magnanimous announcement the day that all players reported to training camp that his stadium would now be known as AT&T Stadium. Of course Jethro and his goon squad of team officials declined to reveal the terms of the deal, including cost and how many years are included in the deal, according to the Associated Press, which broke the story Friday. According to the AP, Marc Ganis, a sports consultant with SportsCorp Ltd. in Chicago, estimated the deal could be worth as much as $20 million annually for 20 to 30 years, or from $400 million to $600 million. Dallas Cowboys fans have be-

come accustomed to referring to the new complex as Cowboys Stadium since the team left behind Texas Stadium in Irving. It will be interesting how long it will take them to call it by its proper name-AT&T Stadium. One of the big questions that surfaced last week is whether the Baltimore Ravens have what it takes to repeat as Super Bowl champions after the tremendous transformation that took place over the off-season. According to an article that appeared in this week’s USA Today Sports Weekly, nine of the Ravens’ 22 starters from Super Bowl XLVII are gone or unsigned. However, the No. 1 project of re-signing quarterback Joe Flacco got immediate attention. Flacco reportedly received a re-

cord deal (six-year, $120 million), but one the Ravens can extricate themselves from in a few years if need be. Strangely enough, Flacco’s numbers were very similar to Houston Texans’ quarterback Matt Schaub during the regular season and Schaub handily won the individual battle in Houston’s 43-13 rout of the Ravens at mid-season. Over 16 regular-season games, Schaub completed more passes and had a higher completion percentage, threw for more yards and posted a higher quarterback rating. They both threw 22 touchdown passes and averaged 7.2 yards per attempt, but the big difference is that Flacco caught fire and won the Super Bowl while Schaub fizzled when it counted most. Baltimore’s defense will be missing Hall of Fame-bound Ray Lewis, who retired and nine-time Pro Bowl safety Ed Reed, who is now on the Houston Texans recovering from off-season hip surgery, safety Bernard Pollard who was released and linebackers Dannell Ellerbe and Paul Kruger, who left as free agents. The offense will be without AllPro center Matt Birk, who retired and wide receiver Anquan Boldin, who was traded to the San Francisco 49ers. On the positive side, the Ravens obtained four free agents—outside linebacker Elvis Dumervil (Denver), safety Michael Huff (Oakland) and defensive linemen Chris Canty (New York Giants) and Marcus Spears (Dallas). Last year’s championship team for the first time since 2002 didn’t finish in the Top 10 in yards (17th) or points allowed (tied for 12th) in SEE KAZ PAGE 2B


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the same season. General Manager Ozzie Newsome took offense after the draft when it was suggested the champs were in pieces. “We like our football team this year,” Newsome barked. “I’d like for someone to tell us we’re not good enough to make the playoffs right now. Can anyone say that?” Jethro probably wouldn’t have the stones to comment to Newsome, but he certainly wouldn’t hesitate to jump up on his soapbox and spout off about how good his Dallas Cowboys are expected to be in 2013. The Dallas Cowboys do have the honor of opening up the NFL exhibition season by taking on the Miami Dolphins Sunday in the annual Hall of Fame Game in Canton, Ohio. KWICKIES…The 81st annual Texas High School Coaches Association Convention and Coaching School is going on this week in Fort Worth which means the 2013 Texas high school football season will officially start Monday as teams get ready for their opening game during Zero Week Aug. 30-31. Houston Astros’ phenomenal rookie right-handed starting pitcher Jarred Cosart had another sterling performance Sunday at Toronto, giving up four hits and one run before leaving after six innings with the score tied at 1-1. The Astros managed to lose 2-1 on a walk-off single in the bottom of the ninth inning. Besides not being able to deliver a clutch hit in the late innings, Astros’ batters struck out 14 times while five Houston pitchers issued 10 walks to help the Blue Jays hand the Astros their 69th loss of the year. The Los Angeles Angels put

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slugging first baseman Albert Pujols on the disabled list Sunday with a tear in his left foot that could end his season. Pujols has a partially-torn plantar fascia, an injury that has hampered him most of the season. The Los Angeles Dodgers’ rookie sensation Yasiel Puig ended a scoreless battle in the 11th inning Sunday with his first career walk-off home run, giving the Dodgers a 1-0 win over the Cincinnati Reds. According to Houston Texans’ long-time beat writer for the Houston Chronicle John McClain, veterans love playing football for Head Coach Gary Kubiak, who watches them closely and takes it easy on them at times to preserve their legs. He also gives several of the established veterans a day off every three or four days, because he says it helps them physically and mentally. McClain says that’s smart coaching. Six-time Pro Bowl quarterback Donovan McNabb officially retired Monday as a member of the Philadelphia Eagles. McNabb played 11 of his 13 NFL seasons with the Eagles, leading them to eight playoff appearances, five NFC East titles, five conference championship games and one Super Bowl loss. JUST BETWEEN US…Brandt Snedeker fired a two-under-par 70 Sunday to win the Canadian Open at Oakville, Ontario for his second PGA Tour win this year. But the big news was the fact Hunter Mahan, who led the tournament by two shots after 54 holes, walked off the golf course and withdrew from the event Sunday and flew home for the birth of his first child, a girl. Snedeker’s three-stroke victory was worth $1,008,000.

OCARC fishing tournament A large number of those same fishermen will be back on the water this weekend competing in the 26th annual OCARC Tournament hosted out of Orange. The biggest speck, redfish, flounder and bass are worth $250 each with $2700 in prize money up for grabs in 11 different categories. An additional $250 will be awarded to the angler that catches the winning Appaloosa Red….the red with the most spots. This year’s weigh-in site will be at the City of Orange Boat ramp located on Simmons Drive. The tournament kicks off at 5:00 pm on Aug. 2 with the final weighin set for the following day at 6 p.m. The entry fee is only $25. For more information you can drop by the center located at 905 W. Park or call them at 409-886-1363. The catching on Sabine Lake continues to be a challenge even for the most seasoned local anglers. The wind is the major obstacle as it is difficult to experiment when you are limited by white caps on the open lake almost daily. Rather than simply curse the wind and speculate, I recently went back through 9 years of logs before I found anything even remotely close to this much wind in the month of July! The unusually slow redfish bite is a little easier to figure out than what is going on with the trout. One reasonably stealthy pass through one of the marsh lakes bordering the east

Just getting started on another nice red! RECORD PHOTO: Dickie Colburn

side of the lake will provide lots of answers. The grass is in good shape, the water is clear and high, the bait is in there in abundance and the redfish have no reason at all to abandon this seventh heaven. We have found a few schooling reds in the afternoon hours in the lake, but certainly nothing like we are used to seeing in the middle of the summer. And, before you take the easier route and write the trout bite off to fewer trout or too much fishing pressure you would do well to talk with the better live bait fishermen. They are not catching fish every day, but they have been much more consistent on trout up to six

pounds than have the folks trying to feed the fish an artificial lure. Even at that, for some reason other than good tide changes, the afternoon hours have been much more productive. Live croaker are expensive and even harder to catch in any numbers with a cast net, but they have been as productive as advertised over the past few weeks. Even when they haven’t duped particularly large trout they have still fooled keeper fish when nothing else would. Even finger mullet and live shad have been a better option of late than artificial lures. When the wind has occasionally provided us a small

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window in which to cruise the open lake we have been finding some gull activity as well as trout up to four pounds blowing up rafts of small shad on the surface. We have caught better numbers fishing a tail or VuDu shrimp under a cork, but the gafftop will not leave the fake shrimp alone. For that one reason, we are fishing smaller topwaters like the She Dog or Spook,Jr. in an effort to attract more trout than catfish. We have also found some good trout in both the Sabine and Neches Rivers fishing shallow running crankbaits and Swim Baits like the 3-inch Usual Suspect, but the bite has not been very consistent. The best news is that the water is in great shape and the bait is everywhere. Easily the most overlooked fish have been the flounder and that bite has been above average both in the river and in the major bayous in the Game Reserve. The live bait fishermen are catching their fair share, but the folks fishing GULP shrimp or swimming mullets rigged on a quarter ounce jig head have really done well. It is far easier to hit more spots and cover more territory fishing the scented bait. Hopefully the wind will give us a break in the very near future and we will once again do more catching than fishing. Support the folks at the OCARC and fish their tournament this weekend!

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For some mammals it’s one love, reasons not clear Jerry Ragsdale For The Record

Fewer than 10 percent of all mammal species are monogamous. In fact, according to NPR news, biologists have long disagreed over why monogamy exists at all. That’s the subject of two studies published this week — and they come to different conclusions. Animals that leave the most offspring win the race to spread their genes and to perpetuate their lineage. So for most mammals, males have a simple strategy: Mate with as many females as possible. “Monogamy is a problem,” biologist Dieter Lukas at Cambridge University told NPR news. “Why should a male keep to one female?” Over the years, there have been three main hypotheses: One is that a male-female couple does a better job raising their offspring and assuring their survival. A second idea is that males hang around their mates to fend off other males, who would otherwise kill their offspring. But Lukas has published evidence that this is all due to how certain female mammals have adapted to food scarcity. They tend to become solitary and scattered. That means males can’t tend to more than one female at a time, and so they become monogamous. “Female behavior is influenced by the distribution of food, and male behavior is influenced by the distribution of females,” Lukas says. Lukas studied the mammalian family tree for more than 2,000 species and found that in almost every case, monogamy arose from these unusual conditions. For example, he sees it in wolves and in beavers, as well as in solitary primates such as certain tamarin species. He didn’t find monogamy, though, in large herbivores,

which move together in herds, or highly social species like the great apes. Lukas and his mentor hoped that they’d finally solved a major biological mystery with their new analysis of the mammalian family tree. But as it happens, a second team of scientists using somewhat different genetic techniques reached a different conclusion. This second answer only applies to a subset of mammals — the primates. That includes humans. Christopher “Kit” Opie at University College, London, argues that monogamy starts with a special anatomical feature: Primates have

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The U.S government is about to retire most of the chimpanzees who have spent their lives in U.S. research labs. The National Institutes of Health said Wednesday that it will retire about 310 chimps from medical research over the next few years, saying humans’ closest relatives “deserve special respect.” The agency will keep only 50 other chimps essentially on retainer- available if needed for crucial medical studies that could be performed no other way. The decision was long expected, after the prestigious Institute of Medicine declared in 2011 that nearly all use of chimps for invasive medical research no longer can be justified. What’s not clear is exactly where all the retiring chimps will spend their final days, as NIH said more space in sanctuaries is needed.

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Shangri La hosts Wild Wednesdays through Aug. 7 The Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center, located at 2111 W. Park Ave. in Orange, will host the Wild Wednesday program through Aug. 7. “Orchid Ice Cream” will be held from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 7. Spend a morning learning about the vanilla orchid. For more details, please call 409-670-9113 or visit An RSVP is required as space is limited. To reserve a seat, call 409-670-9799.

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The 26th annual O.C.A.R.C. Fishing Tournament is on tap for this weekend and the local fishermen are taking it awful serious. Starting at 5 p.m. on Aug. 2 and going through until 6p.m on Aug. 3. Bragging rights for the next year as well as $2700 in cash payouts are at stake, so you know the competition will be stiff. This annual event is a much anticipated happening, lots of folks look forward to this every year. In this case it is hard to believe that fishermen take a backseat at a fishing tournament, but this is no ordinary tournament and the folks who make it happen are no ordinary folks. The Orange County Association for Retarded Citizens is a place that has perhaps the friendliest population of people in the world, if you don’t believe me you should go by and see for yourself. This center gives individuals who are mentally challenged a place to go and be productive, it gives

them a chance to learn and experience things that they may never have had the opportunity to enjoy without the help of the folks at the center. The good folks at O.C.A.R.C. do an outstanding job of promoting and selling the services that these special folks provide. One routine visit to the sign shop at the center is likely to put a smile on your face and a good feeling in your heart, you cannot get in that place without one of the centers workers giving you a heartfelt greeting or handshake that rivals anything you might experience at a family reunion. These good feelings are what sets the O.C.A.R.C. fishing tournament apart from the rest. All during the year there are plans being made and jobs handed out to all the folks at the center, each and everyone has an important part. The culmination of their efforts results in a tournament like no other, the good feelings just flow from every possible point. Each year it is wonderful to see the support for this event grow, anyone who has

ever been to one of these will tell you that they always come away with a better outlook and appreciation for the people who put this tournament on as well as the people who benefit from the money raised at the event. Undoubtedly there will be plenty of local fishermen watching the weigh in and cheering on the winners of each of the categories, the winning nor the cheering does not stop there. During the day some of the folks from the center get to participate in their own events and awards ceremony. As the trophies are passed out, each of the contestants is genuinely happy for all of the other folks fishing. Hugs, high five’s, and other forms of celebration are all part of the event that suddenly went from a fishing tournament to a celebration of a job well done. I applaud all of the folks who make this event happen, each and every one of them is genuine and caring almost to a fault. Do yourself a favor and come out and support this super event, fishermen and spectators alike all go home winners.

Prescribed fire helps manage Texas landscapes, keep habits and vegetation balanced Staff Report For The Record

Less than two years removed from the worst wildfire season in Texas history, it’s no wonder that when fire is mentioned the first thing that comes to most Texans’ minds is fear. However, fires aren’t always bad. In fact, as they can boost the health of the land. For generations, Texans have used prescribed—or “good”—fire to help manage the landscape, depending on the flames, to clear brush, control vegetation, maintain wildlife habitats and even boost nutrients in the soil. This week, Texas A&M Forest Service is joining with Texas Department of Agriculture, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension to release A Land in Balance: Benefits of Prescribed Fire, a new video designed to raise awareness about the benefits of deliber-

ate burning. The 15-minute video illustrates the utility of prescribed burning across different regions of Texas, how these fires are conducted and the benefits derived from the process. “Prescribed burns save lives and are critical tools for private landowners to protect property,” Texas Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples said. “In Texas, we must be strategic with stewardship of the land and resources. It takes everyone coming together—first responders, local and state officials, public land managers and private landowners—to keep our landscapes healthy, and our citizens and communities safe.” According to state officials, prescribed burning isn’t just good for the land, it’s also good for people. Prescribed burning doesn’t eliminate wildfires, but the strategic reduction of brush and other vegetation can decrease the intensity of wildfires when they do ignite. “Prescribed burning helps

reduce the risk of potential wildfires that may threaten lives and damage communities, crops, livestock and wildlife,” Sonora AgriLife Extension Center Superintendent Butch Taylor said. Texas A&M Forest Service supports the use of prescribed fire and conducts burns on public lands. Landowners interested in learning more about prescribed fire and its applications may visit the Prescribed Burn Alliance of Texas website at “Our goal here at Texas A&M Forest Service is to provide information and tools to residents across the state so that they can learn to better protect themselves,” Texas A&M Forest Service Director Tom Boggus said. “That’s what we are doing with this video. If we can help Texans better protect themselves, we can help Texans better protect Texas.” Watch the video and find other prescribed burning resources at

Panel Urges Lung Cancer Screening For Millions Of Americans Staff Report For The Record

A federal task force is planning to recommend that millions of smokers and former smokers get a CT scan annually to look for early signs of lung cancer. The 16-member US Preventive Services Task Force gives that lung cancer screening test a grade of B, which puts it on the same level as mammography for women between the ages of 50 and 74. That grade is important, because preventive tests with a grade of A or B oblige Medicare, other federal health programs and private insurers to cover the entire cost, beginning a year after a guideline is adopted. A lung scan costs about $300 to $500. “This is the first time we’ve had science that tells us that we can actually avoid some lung cancer deaths through screening,” task force vice chairman Michael LeFevre tells Shots. “So this is really a big change.” It’s a change that some won’t welcome. Some experts warn that it’s going to cause too much follow-up testing for many patients, with the accompanying anxiety. Another concern is that screening will uncover many cancers that would never have caused a problem – a phenomenon called overdiagnosis. An explanation of the proposed recommendation appears today in Annals of Internal Medicine. It’s based on a federally financed study of more than 50,000 people published two years ago. The task force estimates that its proposed recommendation will cut U.S. lung cancer deaths by 20,000 a year. That’s only about 13 percent

of the nearly 160,000 people who die of the disease in this country annually. “That’s a relatively small proportion of those 160,000 deaths,” LeFevre acknowledges. The problem is that even with screening, many people’s lung cancer will be too advanced for effective treatment. “But a small proportion of a big number is still a big number,” adds LeFevre. “And 20,000 lives is a lot of people.” He says the lung cancer screening test – a computed tomography or CT scan – is actually more effective than mammography or colonoscopy in saving lives. Under the panel’s proposal, screening is expected to save one life for every 320 people screened. By comparison, it takes 900 to 1,900 mammograms to save one life from breast cancer (depending on whether those screened are older or younger). And LeFevre estimates that it takes about 500 colonoscopies to save a life from colon cancer. The task force will consider comments on the proposed guidelines before issuing a final recommendation in three to six months, LeFevre says. The proposed recommendation is aimed at people who are at especially high risk of lung cancer. They’re between the ages of 55 and 79 and they have smoked the equivalent of a pack of cigarettes a day for 30 years or more. If they have quit smoking, it must be

within the past 15 years. After that, people have gained enough benefit from not smoking that screening isn’t useful, the panel says. Nearly 90 million Americans are smokers or former smokers. About 7 million of these are in the target age group and have smoked at least a pack a day for 30 years. The Task Force is trying to strike a crucial balance – what LeFevre calls “the point at which (the screening tests) seems to do a significant amount more good than harm.” A fundamental problem with lung cancer CT screening is that when it finds a suspicious-looking nodule in a lung, it turns out to be noncancerous 96 percent of the time. That’s called a false positive rate, and it may be higher than any other approved screening test. Most people who have a positive scan would be scheduled for a second scan several months later to see if the nodule has grown. If it has, the patient may need further scans, a biopsy of tissue through a needle inserted into the lung, or even lung surgery. “We are actually going to do some lung surgery on people just to prove that they don’t have cancer,” LeFevre says. He says people who have an abnormal lung scan are going to have to be calm, patient and deliberate – and their doctors are too.

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Statewide campaign offers helpful tips for keeping air clean, saving money Staff Report For The Record

Summer in Texas not only means road trips and vacations, but also soaring temperatures and an increase in ozone pollution levels. To help motorists save money and keep the air clean, the Texas Department of Transportation and Texas Commission on Environmental Quality are launching this year’s Drive Clean Across Texas campaign. The campaign offers gas-saving tips for motorists and a chance to win a 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid. “Harmful, ground-level

Dove Hunt Warm Up Fundraiser for 4-H Club

Orange County Claybusters Shooting Sports 4-H club will hold their 8th Annual “Dove Hunt Warm Up” held at the Orange Gun Club, Saturday, Aug. 24. Rounds will start at 9 am. Five Man Teams are $500 and individual shooters $100. Make your own teams or one can be made for you. Shooting format includes skeet trap and 5-stand. Trophys will be awarded for first, second and third place teams. HOA awards for top adult and youth shooters. Lunch will be provided for shooters and will be available for $5 to non-shooters. There will be great raffles and silent auction. Teams and individuals need to RSVP if possible by Aug. 14 to John Bilbo, 409-779-1115.

ozone is formed when chemicals found in vehicle exhaust and other sources combine with sunlight and heat,” said Margo Richards, TxDOT Travel Information Division director. “The good news is that all drivers can make a difference in our air quality. Simple steps such as checking your tire pressure and getting your car tuned up on schedule can reduce tailpipe emissions, improve fuel economy and save drivers money at the pump.” If you keep the correct pressure in your tires, you can help keep the air clean and save

about $85 a year in gas. Drive Clean Across Texas also warns that driving a car in need of maintenance can add $120 to annual gas spending. For more tips on keeping the air clean and saving money on gas, visit the Drive Clean Across Texas website at Visitors also can register online for a chance to win a low-emission, gas-saving Ford Fusion Hybrid car sponsored by the Dallas Cowboys. The deadline for entering is Sept. 15, 2013. The winner will be announced at Cowboys Stadium on  Sunday, Oct. 6.


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The facts about dental health and pregnancy

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(StatePoint) Many momsto-be receive advice from wellmeaning friends and relatives. Yet there seem to be myths about taking care of teeth and gums -- if dental health is even mentioned at all. While pregnancy comes with many responsibilities, oral hygiene should be a top priority to ensure both mother and child are set up for healthy habits that will last a lifetime. What to Expect Hormonal changes can lead to an increased risk of gum disease (gingivitis) throughout pregnancy. Some women may develop “pregnancy tumors,” painless bumps on their gums, most often during their second trimester. In addition to flossing once daily and brushing twice daily, work closely with your dentist throughout pregnancy to flag issues before they become problematic. “Delaying necessary treatment for dental problems could result in significant

risk to you and your baby,” said Dr. Maria Lopez Howell, DDS, spokesperson for the American Dental Association (ADA). “It’s worth your time to visit the dentist even if you don’t think you have dental problems.” According to national experts in women’s health, public health and dental health, a new consensus statement based on scientific evidence reaffirms that preventive oral care, including the use of dental X-rays, pain medication and local anesthesia for dental procedures, is safe throughout pregnancy. “Don’t put dental care on the back burner, as the complications could far outweigh potential risks. Make it part of your health and wellness visits during pregnancy,” Dr. Howell said. Post-pregnancy, maintaining good dental health habits are critical for everyone in the family. Evidence suggests

that most infants and young children “catch” the germs that cause cavities from their parents or caregivers. Refrain from sharing utensils or attempting to “clean” a pacifier by putting it in your own mouth, as these types of activities may transfer cavitycausing germs. Take Baby Steps to Better Dental Health Together with the ADA, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), the National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center at Georgetown University (OHRC) and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), recommend following a few simple steps to help maintain a healthy mouth during pregnancy: • Get dental health treatment, as recommended by your dentist, before delivery. Schedule an appointment with your dentist if your last dental visit was more than six months ago. The use of dental X-rays, pain medication and local anesthesia for dental procedures is safe throughout pregnancy. • If you experience “morning sickness,” rinse your mouth with a teaspoon of baking soda in a cup of water to prevent stomach acid from harming your teeth. • Drink water throughout the day that contains the recommended amount of fluoride to help to keep you hydrated and prevent tooth decay. • Avoid foods that are high in added sugar and drink water or milk instead of juice, fruit-flavored drinks or soda. More advice from the American Dental Association about dental health during pregnancy is available at www.


GOACC welcomes Mims Investment Services

The Greater Orange Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony for Mims Investment Services. Cindy Mims is a certified Financial Advisor and Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor. She is also fully licensed to sell life insurance products including fixed and variable annuities. Mims Investment Services is located at 1301 MLK Drive Ste A in Orange. For more information contact (409) 988-7765.

OC Convention and Expo Center Sign Installed

The Orange County Convention and Expo Center came one step closer to being open for business this week when the electronic sign was intalled on site. The data and phone systems should be complete later in August, at which time the four departments to be housed in the center will be relocated. Stay tuned for more information. RECORD PHOTO: Penny LeLeux

LU softball gets transfer BOAR-ING! from Central Florida Lamar University softball coach Holly Bruder announced that right-handed pitcher Lauren Dannelley will transfer to Lamar from Central Florida and play for the Cardinals this

season. Dannelley, a native of Sweeney, Texas, is a 2012 graduate of Sweeny High School, where was a four-year letterwinner in softball. She was named an All-State player as a junior and to the academic all-state team as a senior, when she also was named All-County Pitcher of the Year. As freshman at Central Florida, Dannelley made three appearances, picking up one save with an ERA of 1.50. “We are so excited to add Lauren to our pitching staff,” Bruder said. “We hope that with her Division I experience she can come in right away and compete for a spot.” Lamar went 24-35 in 2012, including a 14-13 record in Southland Conference play, in its first season of softball since 1987.

A successful hunting outing by Doug Harrington’s grandsons. Taken at the Harrington Ranch at Grapeland Texas, about two weeks ago. Race Dearborn is on the right and Cruz Dearborn is on the left. Accompying them is Cruz’s girlfriend, Kati Thorton in the center.

Beyond Glory, featuring Stephen Lang, Nov. 5


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Lutcher Theater 2013-14 now season packages on sale Staff Report For The Record

Season packages for the Lutcher Theater’s 2013-14 “Red Hot” Season are on sale now at or by calling the Lutcher Box Office at 409-886-5535. Over the past twenty-five years Managing Director Jim Clark has booked the Lutcher Performing arts series, he’s often heard requests for more matinee shows. This week when Lutcher patrons receive the Lutcher Season brochures, they’ll notice an abundance of matinees, included in eight weekend shows. Jefferson County, Calcasieu Parish, and Orange County each make up about one-third of the Lutcher audience. With a total of fifteen national touring events on the season there is plenty of performing arts entertainment for area theater-goers to experience. For more information or to be added to the mailing list, please contact the Lutcher Box Office. The season promises something for everyone, opening September 26, 2013 with iconic soul and R&B artist, Aaron Neville and continuing through April 17, 2014 with a total of fifteen incredible events slated for Lutcher patrons to enjoy: Aaron Neville – September 26, 7:30 PM Iconic soul and R&B artist, Aaron Neville has spent five decades capturing New Orleans’ spirit of undying hope in music. Reflected in his recently released album My True Story, Neville revisits the music he grew up with, adding a few new spins along the way; classic doo-wop numbers, performed in his utterly inimitable vocal style. Enjoy classics such as “Tears on My Pillow,” “Work with Me, Annie,” “Money Honey,” “Under the Boardwalk,” and “This Magic Moment.” Disney’s Beauty and the Beast – October 22 & 23, 7:30 & 6:30 PM Experience Disney magic live on stage at the Lutcher! Featuring the animated film’s Academy Award®-winning score, Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST is the classic story of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped in a spell placed by an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed to his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity. Beyond Glory – November 5, 7:30 PM Hear the voices of eight veterans from World War II, Korea and Vietnam, rendering first hand accounts of valor, which resulted in the na-

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Oct. 22 & 23

tion’s highest military award, the Medal of Honor. Stephen Lang, award winning playwright, stage and screen star, (AVATAR’s Col. Quaritch) brings these men to life in a one-man show that reaches into your very soul. Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas – November 16, 2:00 & 7:30 PM The record-setting Broadway holiday sensation, which features the hit songs “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch” and “Welcome Christmas,” from the original animated special, makes its Lutcher debut. Max the Dog narrates as the mean and scheming Grinch, whose heart is “two sizes too small,” decides to steal Christmas away from the Holiday loving Whos. Memphis – November 22 & 23, 7:30, 2:00 & 7:30 PM TURN UP THAT DIAL... From the underground dance clubs of 1950s comes a hot new Broadway musical that bursts off the stage with explosive dancing, irresistible songs and a thrilling tale of fame and forbidden love. Winner of four 2010 Tony Awards® including Best Musical, MEMPHIS is about a radio DJ who wants to change the world and a club singer who is ready for her big break. Come along on their incredible journey to the ends of the airwaves -- filled with laughter, soaring emotion and roof-raising rock ‘n’ roll. Christmas with Shoji Tabuchi – December 14, 7:30 PM Celebrate a new holiday tradition with the Lutcher as Shoji Tabuchi and friends return to Orange! For two decades, Shoji Tabuchi has presented the hottest must-see show in Branson, Missouri and he returns to the Lutcher again holding the record for the most sold-out Lutcher per-

formances. Experience the joy and music of the season along with Shoji favorites, including Broadway, movies, classical, country, pop, rock and western music. American Idiot - December 16, 7:30 PM The New York Times calls AMERICAN IDIOT “thrilling and emotionally charged, as moving as anything on Broadway!” Based on Green Day’s groundbreaking rock opera of the same name, this daring new musical tells the story of three lifelong friends, forced to choose between their dreams and the safety of suburbia, and features the smash hits “Boulevard of Broken Dreams,” “Holiday” and “21 Guns.” (AMERICAN IDIOT contains adult content and strong language.) Four Stand-Up Dads – January 3, 7:30 PM Forget your troubles for a while and laugh at life. The “Four Stand-Up Dads” are so funny they bring tears. Comedians Dan St. Paul, Tim Bedore, Kelly McDonald and Milt Abel turn their wit and nutty observations about family life into a show that keeps the audience laughing almost from beginning to end. Each comic takes about 25 minutes to perform a routine infused with good-spirited humor along with a little tenderness about parents, wives and cherished but maddening children. The Ten Tenors on Broadway – January 30, 7:30 PM Bringing rock and classical music together, and having created a sound that is uniquely theirs, Australia’s “Rock Stars of the Opera” return offering a special treat for Broadway fans consisting of a wonderful collection of Broadway’s greatest hits. Expect the contrast of raw vocal power and soothing beauty in

this special evening of the best of Broadway presented by Australia’s hottest tenors Million Dollar Quartet – February 14, 15, 7:30, 2:00 & 7:30 PM Million Dollar Quartet is the Tony® award-winning Broadway musical, inspired by the electrifying true story of the famed recording session where Sam Phillips, the “Father of Rock ‘n’ Roll” brought together icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins for one unforgettable night. Savor timeless hits including “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Fever,” “That’s All Right,” “Sixteen Tons,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “I Walk the Line,” “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On,” “Who Do You Love?,” “Matchbox,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” “Hound Dog” and more. The Miracle Worker – March 7, 7:30 PM Produced by Montana Repertory Theatre, The Miracle Workertells the story of Helen Keller, deaf and blind since infancy, who finds her way into the world of knowledge and understanding with the help of Anne Sullivan, her gifted tutor. In some of the most turbulent and emotion-packed scenes ever presented on the stage, Helen overcomes rage and confusion to triumph over her physical disabilities. Parsons Dance – March 14, 7:30 PM Savor the sexy, athleticism, exuberant personality, and joyous movement of Parsons Dance, the internationally renowned contemporary dance company under the artistic direction of dancer/choreographer David Parsons. A company of 10 full-time dancers and maintaining a repertory of more than 80 works choreographed by David Parsons, Parsons Dance creates American works of extraordinary artistry that are both engaging and uplifting to audiences throughout the world. Lutcher audiences will once again enjoy the dazzling signature piece, “Caught.” Hello Dolly starring Sally Struthers – March 26, 27, 7:30 PM Winner of ten Tony Awards including Best Musical, Hello, Dolly! is one of the most enduring Broadway classics. Emmy-award winning Sally Struthers (All In the Family, Gilmore Girls) stars as the strong-willed matchmaker Dolly, as she travels to Yonkers, NY to find a match for the ornery “well-known unmarried half-a-millionaire” Horace Vandergelder. Featuring an irresistible story and an unforgettable score including the title song, “Put on Your Sunday Clothes,” “It Only

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Takes A Moment,” and the show-stopping “Before the Parade Passes By,” Hello, Dolly! has been charming audiences around the world for nearly 50 years West Side Story – April 11, 12, 7:30, 2:00 & 7:30 PM More than fifty years ago one musical changed theater forever. Now it’s back and mesmerizing audiences once again. From the first note to the final breath, West Side Story soars as the greatest love story of all time. This revival, based on Tony Award-winning librettist Arthur Laurents’ Broadway direction, remains as powerful, poignant and timely as ever. The Bernstein and Sondheim score is considered to be one of Broadway’s finest and features such classics of the American musical theatre as “Something’s Coming,” “Tonight,” “America,” “I Feel Pretty” and “Somewhere.” Jeanne Robertson – April 17, 7:30 PM Heard daily on Sirius/XM Radio’s Family Comedy Channel, and recipient of every top honor in the speaking profession, in her positively hilarious style, 6’2” humorist, Jeanne Robertson, captivates audiences with her stories of friends, family and life with her husband, “Left Brain,” as she delivers comedy with class that will have you rolling in the aisles. The Lutcher Theater offers various packages for season subscriptions including two Premiere Package options offering ten to fifteen shows. For four or more shows, the Spotlight Saver Package is

also available allowing patrons the opportunity to create their own combination package. This package ranges in price from only $70 to $260 per person, depending on seat location and show selection. The Lutcher is also offering a Broadway Package of four to seven shows for the 201314 Season as six of this year’s shows are National Broadway tours and are slated for multiple performances, with four of them scheduled for matinees. There are many benefits to buying a season subscription. With a season package, entertainment plans are set for the season; subscribers are the first to learn about upcoming shows, and having great seats show after show is definitely a perk. Premiere Package subscribers (10-15 shows) get the best seats in the A section - center orchestra. They also receive ticket exchange privileges. Spotlight Packages (4-9 shows) give subscribers discounted seats in the side orchestra and balcony. Shows with multiple performances allow premiere seating for Broadway Package subscribers. (4-7 shows) Finally, a season package allows patrons an advantage to obtain tickets before single tickets go on sale in August. (Online – August 22, 2013 and at the box office and on the phone, Aug. 23, 2013) For more information about the Lutcher’s 2013-14 “Red Hot” Series, visit www.lutcher. org or call 409-886-5535. The Lutcher Theater for the Performing Arts is located at 707 Main, Orange, TX, 77630.

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Happiness could be key to good health

(StatePoint) Everyone knows that proper diet, regular exercise and avoidance of bad habits like smoking are crucial to great health. But some experts say that a truly positive outlook on life can be just as powerful a factor in improving overall wellness. In fact, possessing “emotional vitality” and a sense of hopefulness, was found in a Harvard School of Public Health study to reduce the risk of coronary heart disease. And many other studies have yielded results with similar implications. “An internal dialogue that is filled with negative, judgmental or self-defeating thoughts can be a self-fulfilling prophecy,” says Sean Meshorer, a spiritual teacher and author of the new book, “The Bliss Experiment: 28 Days to Personal Transformation.” “Bringing bliss into your work, relationships, family and service, no matter what your personal struggles may be, can help you live a more focused, stressfree, fulfilling life.” Meshorer, who sustained an injury seven years ago that left him with severe, disabling and incurable chronic pain, believes your circumstances in life don’t need to define your happiness. In his new book, he offers readers science-based spiritual solutions to changing the way one thinks. With that in mind, Meshorer shared a few ways to get started: • Have compassion: You can’t be genuinely happy while you’re indifferent to the pain of others. Compassion reinforces our feeling to the world around us and breaks down barriers of loneliness. Make a conscious decision to act compassionately toward others -- including strangers and enemies -- without the expec-

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tation of receiving anything in return. • Dispute negative thoughts: Don’t suppress your negative thoughts or paint them over with pretty colors. Running from reality can be counterproductive. Instead, recognize that not all your negative thoughts are rational or justified. Analyze your thoughts for how they began and why they may not be entirely accurate. Attempt to think about the people or things that are making you unhappy in the most objective light possible. • Be optimistic: Optimism is a practical and effective life strategy. Let go of your fears that being positive leads to disappointment. • Don’t place material conditions on happiness: To place your happiness at the whim of complex economic conditions out of your control is like playing Russian roulette with your soul. Don’t let your bank ac-

count define your happiness. • Practice affirmations: Our words are extremely powerful. What we say to ourselves and how we say it are vitally important, impacting our bodily health and mental well-being. While often viewed as dubious New Age musings, there is scientific evidence that doing affirmations can avert depression, according to a study by the American Psychological Association. Other studies have found affirmations can substantially improve body image, bolster business success and reduce stress. Sit somewhere quiet and repeat your affirmation out loud. More tips about personal transformation, along with information about Meshorer’s new book, can be found at www.TheBlissExperiment. com. By pursuing your happiness, you can live a more functional, fulfilled life.

The hidden costs of owning a pet

(StatePoint) America is a nation of pet lovers. About half the nation’s households include a dog or a cat, and they spend $53 billion yearly on pet expenses, ranging from food to vet bills to toy. Some go a bit overboard. A whopping $370 million is spent on pet costumes yearly. But even more shocking is the toll our animals take on our electronics budget. American pets have bitten, chewed, licked, and otherwise damaged over eight million electronic devices, amounting to over $3 billion in repair and replacement costs. Considering that one of every three devices damaged by pets is a smartphone, this could mean up to $800 in replacement costs whenever your animal runs amok. The risk of pet-related accidents increases the more pets are treated as family members. According to new research from SquareTrade, if you drive with your pet in your lap, you’re over twice as likely to damage your device. And letting a pet sleep in bed with you triples your chances. Meanwhile, giving your pet too much independence can also increase risk. Twothirds of pet-related accidents involving devices happened while the pet was unsupervised. Accidental Personalities Every furry friend comes with its own unique personality, and unique set of dangers. For example, the SquareTrade study found that 21 percent of accidents hap-

pened while the owner was using the device. A temperamental personality can also be a red flag. Seventeen percent of pet owners believe their animal friend damaged their device because it was angry with them. And homes with different pet species are more susceptible to mishaps. Those with both a cat and dog are four times more likely to have accidents with electronics compared to homes with one or the other. Fido Protection Despite the growing popularity of pet insurance, many owners don’t realize this kind of insurance doesn’t cover damage caused by their pets. In fact, three out of four devices damaged were not covered by any kind of warranty. While there’s no sure way to prevent pet-related accidents, consumers can protect themselves by getting a protection plan. For example, SquareTrade Protection Plans cover against accidents, like a device getting batted off the kitchen coun-

ter, falling in a water bowl or finding its way into the wrong paws. They also cover mechanical and electrical issues, like antennae and Wi-Fi failure, a broken dock connector, or touch-screen failure. And these plans are hasslefree. If your device breaks, SquareTrade sends a replacement within two to five days. All you have to do is mail your broken device back, free. If it is an Apple product, SquareTrade even lets you take it to the Apple Genius Bar to get fixed instead. And if your pet strikes more than once, you’re covered: up to four repairs or replacements per plan. More information is available at www.squaretrade. com, by visiting sites like Amazon and eBay, or in such stores as Costco and Sam’s Club. Pets all need exercise, training and attention from their owners. But they sometimes find inconvenient ways to show us.

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Camille Mouton Scholarship established at LU Staff Report For The Record

The Camille Mouton Scholarship was established by the members of the Lamar University Investing in the Future Campaign Cabinet to honor Mouton’s work and dedication during Lamar’s first comprehensive campaign. According to members of the cabinet, Mouton’s “tireless and selfless” commitment to the campaign and her “friend raising before fundraising” code of conduct were key factors in the enormous success of the campaign. “This scholarship is the most meaningful gift I have ever received,” Mouton said. “To have my name live on in perpetuity at Lamar, while impacting the lives of future generations of students, is a tremendous honor and a wonderful legacy. I am humbled by the generosity of the campaign cabinet and am proud of what we have all accomplished together. This campaign has truly been a labor of love.” Mouton graduated magna cum laude in 1966 with a bachelor’s degree in business education from the University of Southwestern Louisiana, now known as University of Louisiana at Lafayette. As an undergraduate, she was an active member of Phi Kappa Phi, Alph a Lambda Delta, Kappa Delta Pi and Sigma Tau Delta honor societies, and was also president of Delta Delta Delta sorority.

After raising four daughters, she joined Msgr. Kelly High School in Beaumont as director of development and director of the Kelly alumni association, as well as executive director of the Kelly High School Foundation. Mouton began her career at Lamar University in 1997, as director of development. She also served as executive director of the Lamar University Foundation from 1999 to 2001 and served as executive director of university advancement before being promoted to vice president for university advancement in 2004. In this role, Mouton is responsible for development, alumni affairs, public relations and marketing, web communications, advancement services, the University Reception Center and the Spindletop-Gladys City Boomtown Museum. A sustaining member of the Junior League of Beaumont, Mouton is also a member of the Art Museum of Southeast Texas. She has been involved with many organizations such as the Rotary Club of Beaumont, St. Anne Catholic School, Catholic Charities of Southeast Texas, Keep Beaumont Beautiful Commission, Beaumont Main Street, Press Club of Southeast Texas and the Greater Southeast Texas Chamber of Commerce public relations committee. For more information about establishing an endowed scholarship, contact the Lamar University Foundation at (409) 880-2117.

Golden nugget acquires Lake Charles casino development Tilman J. Fertitta, owner of Golden Nugget Casinos, recently announced the expansion of the Golden Nugget brand into the Louisiana and South Texas market with the acquisition of the Casino Resort and Hotel currently under construction and next door to the highly successful L’Auberge Lake Charles Casino Resort located in Lake Charles, Louisiana. The Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino, which is currently under construction, and the last gaming license issued by the state of Louisiana, will be one of the most luxurious gaming resorts outside of the Las Vegas strip. The property, only two hours from Houston, Texas, will contain nearly 800 luxury hotel rooms and suites, an eighteen hole championship golf course, a world-class spa, retail shopping, a number of Landry’s signature restaurants, including Vic & Anthony’s Steakhouse and Grotto Italian Ristorante, an 18,000 square foot ballroom, an entertainment showroom, meeting spaces, a one of a kind pool and beach front and marina and will include over 3,000 parking spaces. The Golden Nugget Casino and Resort which is expected to open in 2014, will also include a state of the art world-class casino with over 60 table games, a poker room, and 1600 of the newest slot machines in the world. According to Tilman J. Fertitta, “I could not pass up the opportunity to build and operate a casino next door to my hometown. This casino will be where Louisiana locals and Texans will want to play, stay and enjoy themselves. We are investing nearly $600 million dollars in the project and plan to draw from our large South Texas and Louisiana customer base to drive business to our new resort.” Fertitta already owns and operates over 100 restaurants in the South Texas market, under such names as Saltgrass Steakhouse, Morton’s Steakhouse, McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurants, Landry’s Seafood House, Rainforest Cafe and Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., plus such entertainment complexes as the Kemah Boardwalk, the Galveston Historic Pleasure Pier, the San Luis Resort Complex and the Downtown Aquarium. About Golden Nugget Mr. Fertitta, through various wholly-owned affiliates, operates 4 Golden Nugget Hotels and Casinos which are located in Las Vegas and Laughlin, Nevada, Atlantic City, New Jersey and Biloxi, Mississippi. Las Vegas - Winner of the AAA Four Diamond Award consecutively since 1977, the Golden Nugget Las Vegas is the most luxurious resort on the Fremont Street Experience, and consistently receives critical acclaim for exceeding customer expecta-


BRIEFS Solid Rock MBC to sell fish dinners Solid Rock Missionary Baptist Church, located at 1207 Link Ave in Orange, will sell fish dinners from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 2. Two catfish filets will cost $8 and one catfish filet will cost $7. The sides include potato salad, green beans or sweet peas and bread. For more information, please call 409-221-7873.

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

tions. The Golden Nugget Las Vegas now offers more than 2,400 deluxe guestrooms and suites; a high-energy casino featuring the most popular slot and video poker machines, table games, race and sports book, and poker room; nightly entertainment with master impressionist and comedian Gordie Brown; world-class restaurants such as Grotto Italian Ristorante and Vic & Anthony’s Steakhouse; a luxury spa and salon; and The Tank (rated one of the world’s top ten pools), a year-round outdoor swimming pool complete with a 200,000-gallon, live shark aquarium and H20 poolside lounge. Atlantic City - Winner of the AAA Four Diamond award, is a premier resort destination located on the Frank S. Farley Marina and offers guests 727 beautifully remodeled rooms and suites. The entire property completed a $150 million renovation, taking on a fresh, modern look to include a high-energy casino featuring the most popular slot and video poker machines, table games, and poker room; nightly entertainment, new bars and lounges, stylish retail offerings, as well as Landry’s signature world-class restaurants such as Chart House and Vic & Anthony’s Steakhouse; a luxury spa and salon; and H20 poolside lounge. Golden Nugget has further introduced first-class accommodations, exquisite dining options and fun-filled entertainment venues including Haven Nightclub, a luxurious 12,000 square foot space designed to offer a unique atmosphere unlike anything else available in Atlantic City. Laughlin – An oasis in the desert, the Golden Nugget Laughlin is a hotel-casino located on the banks of the Colorado River, near the Arizona and California borders, in Laughlin, Nevada. The whimsical, tropical-themed resort features top-notch restaurants, comfortable guest rooms and some of the hottest gaming action in Laughlin – all accented with personalized service and hospitality that have earned the hotel and casino many accolades. Guests can bask in a tropical paradise where the intimacy and serenity of the Colorado River region meets the high-energy gaming action of Nevada. The casino features slot and video poker machines, including progressive-play machines; table games, and a complete race and sports book, which is linked to the Golden Nugget Las Vegas for the most up-to-the-minute betting lines. In addition to gaming, guests can wet their palate at several signature dining concepts featuring Harlow’s, Saltgrass Steak House and Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. before partaking in the energy of Gold Diggers Nightclub. Biloxi - Located on the Gulf of Mexico, is a premier resort destination, offering guests more than 710 rooms and suites. The entire property is undergoing a $100 million renovation taking on a fresh, modern look to include a high-energy casino featuring the most popular slot and video poker machines, table games, and poker room; nightly entertainment, new bars and lounge, as well as Landry’s signature world-class restaurants such as Morton’s The Steakhouse, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., Michael Patrick’s, Lillies Asian Cuisine. Golden Nugget has further introduced first-class accommodations, exquisite dining options and fun-filled entertainment venues unlike anything else available in Biloxi, with all renovations soon to be completed. About Landry’s Landry’s is a national, diversified restaurant, hospitality, gaming and entertainment company principally engaged in the ownership and operation of over 500 high end and casual dining restaurants, primarily under the names of Landry’s Seafood House, Rainforest Cafe, McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurant, The Chart House, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., Claim Jumper, Saltgrass Steak House and Oceanaire, and fine dining restaurants such as Morton’s Steakhouse. The Company is also engaged in the ownership and operation of hospitality and entertainment businesses, including the Kemah Boardwalk, the San Luis Resort Complex, the Galveston Historic Pleasure Pier and the Downtown Aquariums in Denver and Houston.


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

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

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

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

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

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

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Services at 9 a.m. 6108 Hazelwood 409-779-9039

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

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

Canaan Primitive Baptist Church 1307 Allie Payne Rd Orange, Tx 77632 409-883-6885 Elder Mike Rhodes - Pastor Sunday Morning Worship Service: 10:30 a.m. “Our Church Family Welcomes Everyone.”

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!

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!

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!”

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Community Classifieds Your ads published in both newspapers, the County Record and the Penny Record plus on our web site APARTMENTS VERY NICE 1/1, all ceramic tile floors, CA/H, lg. bathroom w/ dressing area and 2 closets, al tiled, vanity w/ mirrors. Nice bedroom w/ 2 closets. Cathedral ceilings in liv. room w/ tract lighting. SS appliances in kitchen , dishwasher, granite counter tops. Concrete parking and patio, lawn care provided by landlord, No Pets,.You pay elec. & water, $600 monthly + $300 dep., call for an appointment @ (409) 735-6277 or 6261968. (ss) **ONE MONTH FREE RENT!** Move in with deposit only and pay ZERO rent in August at the Village Apartments and Southern Oaks Apartments in Bridge City. We are now leasing one and two bedroom apartments. We pay ware / sewer and trash on most units. Each property is a family friendly community and is located within an excellent school district. We are located just minutes from all the refineries and colleges in a safe and quiet area. We accept pay by phone options for your convenience and have 24 hour on site maintenance. Chamber of Commerce approved and an A+ rating with the BBB. For more information stop by 245 Tenney St. Bridge City, or give us a call at (409) 735-7696 or 232-0390. BRIDGE CITY 2 BEDROOM duplex apt., CA/H, 1 car garage, appliances, all tile, water and Garbage paid, $680 monthly +$400 dep., will go bi- monthly on rent, (409) 963-5594. (8/7) COMMERCIAL NICE OFFICE SPACE, on Bland St., BC, former lawyer’s office, newly redone, nice. (409) 735-2030. (M&R) FOR RENT ON

ROUNDBUNCH RD, BC, various sizes and prices, frontage available. Rear spaces cheaper and perfect for shops, storage, warehouses, etc. (409) 735-2030. (M&R) STORE FRONT, BC, on Texas Ave. across from Market basket, (409) 735-2030. (M&R) HOME RENTALS CUTE 2/1 HOME ON 1/2 ACRE lot in quiet LCM neighbor hood, needs TLC renter, perfect for single or professional couple. All electric w/ new stove and A/C, and a new water heater. W/D provided, laminated flooring throughout. Must have references and pass a background check, only responsible and respectful of neighborhood residents need apply, (409) 330-5302 or 330-5300. (7/31) 3 BEDROOM BC HOME, CA/H, fenced in back yard, double garage, utility rom, all hardwood floors throughout, BCISD, references req., $800 monthly + dep., (409) 4742855. NICE BRICK 3/2/2 IN BCISD, on a dead end st. in BC, covered patio, fenced back yard, lawn care included, No Pets, $1,100 monthly + $800 dep., (409) 735-2030. BRIDGE CITY 2/2 W/ LAUNDRY room and pantry executive level Triplex Unit w/, All Granite and Silestone countertops, all ceramic Tile, private covered Parking, Cable, Water and Garbage Paid, Closet Space, Smoke Free, No Pets, Horse Boarding and washer and dryer Available All yard work provided 409313-2745 M.H. RENTALS BC AREA , as little as $30 daily for rooms, M.H.’s by day

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or week, starting at $30 a day or weekly, 735-8801 or 7347771. (cctfn) 3/1 & 3/2 $ 2/1 IN OFISD, 1 block from schools, Large lot, W./D hookups, No Pets, $550 / $450 and $375 monthly + dep., (409) 720-8699. (8/28) HOME SALES 4/1 W/ COVERED CARPORT, #12 circle G in Orange, Lg. family, dining and den, wood floors under carpet, workshop, backyard privacy fence, enclosed patio, corner lot, vinyl siding, (409) 8863545 or 330-0437. 1500 SQ FT. 3 BD/ 2 BA. Completely remodeled, new top of the line central heat and air. All stainless appliances included. New plumbing, 1 car attached garage and 2 car attached carport. Screened in back porch with covered work area and privacy fence. on 2 large corner lots with fruit trees & landscaping. Selling below market value, a must see. Don’t let this one get away. Price and financing neg. Call Vance at 409-9203762. MUST SELL. INSULATED WINDOWS, french doors, large bath, garden tub, marble vanity, living, dining, master, small room for bedroom or office, sconce lighting. $39k. By appointment only. 713-4987353. 2/1 ON 2 LOTS, LMISD, 5610 Micker Dr. New red tin roof, carport slab, needs repair, $10,000 Or best reasonable offer, Call Brad @ (409) 8832425. BRICK 3/2/2 ON ALMOST 1/2 acre, LCMISD, Little Cypress area, new CA/H, fenced back yard w/ covered patio, neat well kept yard, $149,500 (neg), (409) 988-3105. (7/19)

1bd/1ba, FULLY FURNISHED, with fireplace. All appliances included, plus w&d. No utilities paid. Great for contract workers! $650/mo., $500 dep. Call Christine at 886-7776 or 779-6580.

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OWNER FINANCE! $525 monthly. 2 Bedroom house in W. O., On nice lot at 2724 Dowling, 4 blocks from High School. Newly remodeled with kitchen counter tops, flooring, paint, doors. All vinyl siding (no painting!), and a metal roof. Has storage building. (409) 718-0912. BRIDGE CITY 3/2/2, on corner lot, CA/H, tile in Kit. and baths, 1,490 sq. ft., no rent or lease, serious inquiries only! $89,900, (409) 670-2431 r 720-8422, leave message. BRIDGE CITY 2/1, 195 Osborn, brick, all elec., new stove, fire place, $95,000, has transferable flood ins. @ $247 yearly, (832) 813-8995 or (409) 960- 8048. LAND & LOTS 2 CEMETERY PLOTS for sale at Forest lawn Memorieal Park, lot 174 blk “A” space 3-4, total price $3,500, (409) 882-0661 or 882-1674. (smfr) 2 CEMETERY PLOTS FOR SALE at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens/ Hwy 87 So Located in Garden of Christus; Lot 129 Blk. 3 & 4. $3000 for both. (409) 883-9223 REDUCED BY $10,000!!! OFISD, 2.5 acres with pad site, livestock and Mobiles OK, Owner financing available, water and sewer can be financed with land.. COUNTRYLAND PROPERTIES LLC. 409-7451115. (7/3) ALMOST




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OFISD, septic, $30,000, (409) 499-2128. 2 ACRE TRACT in Newton County on Hwy 62, tract has culvert, drive, water, sewer and electricity. Property is residential and/ or commercial, Deweyville ISD, owner financing available. COUNTRYLAND PROPERTIES LLC. 409745-1115. BEAUTIFUL LOT! OFISD, septic and water, can be used for M.H. or home building, (409) 499-2128. M.H. SALES 3/2 IN OFISD, recently remodeled, wood floor, carpeted bedrooms, CA/H, close to schools. Owner finance, no bank involved! $69,900, 10% down, $625 monthly. Call (409) 745-2373 for more info, can E-Mai pictures on request. APPLIANCES USED APPLIANCES, starting at $99.95 & up, Harry’s Appliances, 302 10th. St. (10th. & main), Orange, We buy used appliances, 8864111. AUTOMOTIVE ‘02 DODGE TRUCK, 4 dr., 119K miles; Texas Bragg trailor, ‘09, single axle, dovetail, (409) 745-1432. MISCELLANEOUS 2008 SUZUKI BOULEVARD C-90 Lehman (Jackal) Trike. Custom paint, lots of extras, rides smooth and runs great! Like new condition. 14k miles. $14,8000 firm. Call 409-8865599 or 409-313-5959. MISCELLANEOUS JUGG’S PITCHING MACHINE, like new, auto feeder, throws 30 - 90 MPH, fast & curve balls etc., paid $2,500, used vey little, will sell for $1,000 for all, perfect cond., great buy! (409) 4742855, OKRA FOR SALE! (409) 626-2377.



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WED. ESTATE SALE! 5226 AVE. B., MCLEWIS, 7 till noon. All must go! FRI., 198 NELSON, BC/ORG., off Hwy 1442, 7 till noon. Clothes (kid’s and adult), household items, lots of misc. FRI., 709 SUNCREST DR., ORG/BC (off W. Roundbunch) 7 am till.. Aluminum rolling Job Tool Box, 15’ trampoline with netting, electronics, small art/school easels, kids bikes, clothes, lots misc. FRI & SAT, 2015 MCKEE DR., ORG. Sofa, love seat, entertainment centers, end tables, dining room sets, over 500 pieces of custom made jewelry, dishes, linens, nicknacks, decorative and floral arrangements and much more. Sale in the backyard. FRI. & SAT., 2634 OLLIA RD., OF, 8 till ? Office accessories, glassware, toys, jewelry, work out equip., all season all sizes and gender clothes, military dress and workouts, something for everyone! WED. - SUN., 214 CHAMPAGNE, BC, by High School, 8 till 4. Lots of $1 & $2 DVD’s, books 25¢, women’s clothes 50¢, craft items, Organo gold coffees and teas to sample & buy, Much More! SAT., 316 PAULA, BC, 2 family sale, 7 till noon. Lots of everything, Cheap! SAT., 2182 TREEMONT LANE, ORG. HUGE MOVING/GARAGE. FURNITURE, Great women’s plus size clothes, antiques, dishes, decor, Holiday, patio set, books, LOTS OF GREAT MISC. STUFF! DON’T MISS!! SAT, 1104 DAWNWOOD, LC. Girls shoes/tap shoes, men’s clohting, kitchen utensils, small appliances, collectibles, children’s books and games, arts & craft supplies, glassware, vases, cookbooks, lots more. Good prices. SAT., 1140 BERNICE LN, BC, 8 till noon. Furniture, TV, tables, kitchen ware, Much More! SAT., 815 CONNECTICUT, BC, 7 till ? Boy’s 0/3-4T and girl’s 2T-4T clothes, household items, Little Tyke roller coaster and play cube, Lots more of everything! SAT., 5166 VICTORY LANE, BC/ORG., in Victory Gardens, rain or shine. 7 till noon. Sofa and loveseat, queen sleigh bed, girl’s pink zebra bedding, baby items, baby’s and women’s clothing, toys and knick-knacks, something for everyone! SAT. MOVING SALE, 419 43RD. ST., ORG., 7 till noon. Clothes, computer desk, BBQ pit, washer and dryer, TV bookcase, bedding, home decor, holiday decor, fishing gear, Much More! SAT., 9070 LISTON CUT OFF RD., OF/ORG., off Hwy 1442 by gun club, 8 till 2. Computers, pictures, size 3-11 women’s clothes, men’s clothes, misc. SAT., 215 LAUREN DR., BC/ORG., off Hwy 1142, bet wen BC and Regal Pointe, by body works, 7 till 11. Furniture, car seats, infant swing, toys, clothes, shoes, hunting and fishing items, misc.

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Theme: Summer Fun ACROSS 1. Website visitors 6. Had a meal 9. You, archaic 13. 1995 thriller starring Brad Pitt 14. Used in some salons 15. Some can be slippery 16. Naked protozoa 17. *Picnic crasher 18. Cliffside dwelling 19. *It lights the air 21. *Where many long to be in summer 23. Prompter’s line 24. “The Sun ___ Rises” 25. U.K. broadcaster 28. Delhi wrap 30. Large sea ducks 35. Place of origin 37. *It’s up? 39. Red Cross supply 40. Beige 41. High fidelity sound systems 43. As opposed to stereo 44. Tart 46. Poet Ogden ____ 47. Skunk’s defense 48. Edible corn part 50. Actress ____ Perlman 52. Compass reading 53. Sherlock Holmes’ assignment 55. Big time 57. *Summer nap spot 61. *Auto entertainment 65. Self-evident truth 66. *In high demand when heat hits 68. Œle de la CitÈ locale 69. Twisted cotton thread 70. *Heat reliever 71. Unwelcome com-


PETS FOUND SMALL M SNAUSER, gray and white, no collar, well groomed, if yours call and discribe @ (697) 718-0501. BEAUTIFUL PLAYFUL KITTENS Need loving homes! Free! Call 745-3869. TWO KITTENS 14 WKS OLD & litter trained. Free to a good home. Call 313-0293. FREE KITTENS, ready to go, (409) 735-2826. BEAUTIFUL PLAYFULL KITTENS need loving homes! Free! (409) 745-3869. PUBLIC NOTICES: AL-ANON MEETS ON Wednesday & Sunday at 7pm. 1512 Strickland Dr., Orange, call (409) 779-4289 or Cindy @ 994-5503 for details. GOLDEN TRIANGLE TOUGHLOVE is a self help parents support group for

Free school supplies to be distributed Aug. 17

puter message 72. 90 degrees from norte 73. *Eggs do it on sidewalks in summer? 74. Dictation taker DOWN 1. Colorado Springs military school 2. Rig or truck 3. “____ and anon” 4. Renaissance instrument resembling a violin 5. Blunders or bloopers 6. Like a game not at home 7. *Many covet this look 8. Glorify 9. ____ off or started playing, as in golf 10. *Most blockbusters feature at least one 11. Assortment 12. Singular of #1 Across 15. Regional dialect of a language 20. Keep on a short _____ 22. Don’t waste 24. Price of flight 25. *Most students are on this in summer 26. Italian bowling 27. Core remover 29. The Colosseum, e.g. 31. Audition tape 32. Eat away 33. Kind of sentence 34. *Roasting treat 36. Change direction 38. *Drop a line 42. See-through curtain 45. Enter or assume a certain state 49. Lake to Louis

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 9620480. AT. ST. PAUL UNITED METHODIST you can experience the warmth of friendly people, beautiful music, and inspiring sermons. Join us at 1155 W. Roundbunch Rd., BC each Sunday at 8:15 AM or 10:45 AM for worship experience at 9:30 AM for Sunday School. You’ll be glad you came, and so will we! SUICIDE RESCUE of Orange County. Suicide is not the answer, give us a chance, 769-4044 Vidor. CRISIS CENTER. Rape and crisis center of S.E. Texas needs volunteer advo-

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


The Orange County Christian community has teamed up to distribute school supplies on a first come, first serve basis at the from 10 a.m. To 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17 at the Orange Lions City Park. In case of rain the WOS Middle School will host the event. In addition to the free school supplies, students and their families will be treated to free food, entertainment, haircuts, socks, underwear, free or low cost vaccinations, and more. Local businesses or organizations that would like to help support the children of Orange County can write a check to OCS (Orange Christian Services) with a note in the memo line for “Back to School Orange”. Please mail checks to Orange Christian Services, Back to School Orange, 2518 W Park Ave, Orange, Texas 77630 For more information please look us up on the web at or their Facebook at backtoschoolorange.

XIV 51. Rebels 54. Small boat 56. Deflect 57. Fit 58. Around which something rotates 59. Atomizer output 60. Marlyn Monroe distinction 61. Say you didn’t do it 62. Dublin’s home 63. One who’s __ __ a secret 64. Adopted son of Claudius 67. *You put its top down in summer

cares 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. ADVOCATES




Notice is hereby given that original Letters Testamentary for the Estate of Charles Edward Hudgins, Deceased, were issued on July 23, 2013, in Cause No. P-16574, pending in the County Court at Law of Orange County, Texas, to: Oda Rena Hudgins. All persons having claims against this Estate which is currently being administered are required to present them to the undersigned within the time and in the manner prescribed by law.

c/o: Oda Rena Hudgins Stephen Howard Attorney at Law 903 W. Green Orange, Texas 77632 DATED the 23rd day of July, 2013.

Stephen C. Howard Stephen C. Howard

Attorney for Oda Rena Hudgins State Bar No.: 10079400 903 W. Green Orange, Texas 77630 Telephone: (409) 883-0202 Facsimile: (409) 883-0209

Solution from last week

DREN, Inc. “A CASA Program” is accepting volunteer applications at this time. You can apply by calling 1-877586-6548 [toll free] or going on-line to [there is an application at this website]. 30 hours of training is re-

quired. Record numbers of children are being abused. Your volunteer help is needed! The program serves Orange, Hardin, Jasper, Newton, Tyler and Sabine counties.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS Enlarged for proofing. NOTICE TO


Notice isActual hereby size: given 1 col. x 4.5" that original Letters Notice is hereby given Testamentary forTo thebe Estate published that in original Letters of LOUIS MANUEL, JR., The Record Testamentary for the Estate Deceased, were issued on Newspapers the July 22, 2013, in Cause 02/08/12of Lanice Nixon, Deceased, were issued on July 3, 2013, No. P-16560, pending in the County Court at Law, Orange in Cause No. P-16456, County, Texas,PLEASE to: ALISA D. FAX ANYin the County Court pending MANUEL. at Law of Orange County, CORRECTIONS BY Texas, to: Johnny Nixon. All persons having claims All persons having claims 5 P.M. against this Estate which MONDAY is against this Estate which is currently being administered to 735-7346 currently being administered are required to present them are required to present them Thanks, to the undersigned within the the undersigned within time and in the manner preNicoleto the time and in the manner scribed by law. prescribed by law. c/o Jerry V. Pennington FAX c/o Johnny Nixon Attorney at Law P.O. Box 2010 317 Paula Ave # 735-7346 Orange, Texas 77631-2010 Bridge City, Texas 77611

DATED the 24th day of July, 2013

DATED the 8th day of July, 2013

Jerry V. Pennington

Joy Simonton

Jerry V. Pennington

Attorney for Alisa D. Manuel State Bar No.: 15759000 P.O. DRAWER 2010 ORANGE, TEXAS 77631-2010 Telephone: (409) 886-0575 Facsimile: (409) 886-1353

JOY DUBOSE-SIMONTON Attorney for Johnny Nixon State Bar No.: 24043642 345 W. Roundbunch Rd. Bridge City, Texas 77611 Telephone: (409) 735-7301 Facsimile: (409) 765-7971


No payments. No interest. Until 2014. Enlarged for proofing. Actual size: 1 col. x 4.5"

To be published in The Record Newspapers 02/29/12

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