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Vol. 52 No. 19

Week of Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Accused bank robber turned in by friends Debby Schamber For The Record

James Hunter Bergeron’s friend of 15 years is the person who turned him in for the Capital One bank robbery on July 27. According to a probable cause affidavit, Bergeron,22, of Sulphur, La., was behind on his pickup truck payments when he spotted the bank on 16th Street. It was close to the Interstate and he “just decided

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to do it.” A bank employee reported to police she was working the drive-thru at about 10:29 a.m. and when BERGERON she turned around saw Bergeron standing in line with the bank bag under his arm. She walked to the teller station and asked Bergeron if she could help

Eric Ellison plays the bagpipes during a funeral.

Debbie Schamber For The Record

Among the sounds in one Orange neighborhood are not only the sounds of lawn mowers and children playing, but also of the bagpipes being played. Eric Ellison, Capt. for the Orange Police Department, practices at his house and often outside. He said neighbors don’t complain but instead stop to listen to his unique music which fills the air for all to enjoy. Ellison, who has been a police officer for nearly 18 years, is self-taught on the bagpipes and started with a chanter in July 2009. The chanter is the melody pipe, played with two hands.

After he mastered it, he moved to the pipes in October of the same year. Hard work,dedication and endless hours of practice has lead him to where he is now. The bagpipes are composed of a nine note chanter, a bass drone and two tenor drones which are winded by the player through a valved blowpipe into a sheepskin bag. However, the bag Ellision uses is more contemporary and made of plastic. It was in the Buna Junior High School band where he first discovered his love for music and how to read sheet music. He continued through high school as part of the band. Later as an adult he would once again be in a band but this time it would be the Lonestar Pipe Band. Since 1987 the band has been making people in Southeast Texas happy with their unique sounds. They have played at many community events and various ceremonies. The music played is commonly known traditional tunes people would normally associate with bag pipes. But, they also play other instruments such as the Irish Drum, tin whistle, and the didgerido which leads to forms of Celtic music as well. During the holidays the band plays at the “Dickens on the Strand” in Galveston. More locally they can be heard at the Log-On Cafe in Beaumont, especially on St. Patrick’s day to celebrate the luck of the Irish. Ellison’s interests didn’t stop with just playing the bagELLISON PAGE 3A


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Bergeron reportedly went back to where he had parked the truck and headed home. The friend told investigators he called Bergeron to see if he wanted to go fishing. But, Bergeron wanted him to come to his family’s plac of business instead. When he arrived, he told him he had something he needed to tell someone. Bergeron told his friend details which would later help him find the story on the In-

ternet such as his clothing which was a black cowboy hat, jeans and a shirt with pearl buttons. His friend would later provide investigators with Facebook pictures of Bergeron wearing the same shirt believed to have been worn during the robbery. In addition, Bergeron told the friend he spent the money to pay his truck note, buy a Ruger .380 pistol which he kept in his truck and gave some

money to his girlfriend. Another friend also identified him as the person who robbed the bank after she viewed the video of the robbery. The woman reported she had known Bergeron since he was a child, according to the affidavit. After being arrested he was extradited to Texas. Bond was set at $50,000. On Saturday he posted bond and was released from the Orange County Jail.

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Staff Report For The Record The Orange Jaycees will host a Labor Day Festival on Sept. 1, 2012 at the Orange Boat Ramp on Simmons Drive. The festival is a fundraiser and funds are designated to award high school students scholarship money towards furthering their education. The festivities include a kick-off pageant, barbecue cook-off and dessert contest, pooch parade, battle of the bands, talent show and vendor space. Kicking off the festivities, Aug. 25, will be a natural pageant in ‘Sunday Best’, red, white and blue outfit of choice, and optional categories: best hair, best smile, most photogenic. Early registration for both boys and girls ages birth to 19 years of age open until Aug. 10, will be $35; a late fee of $10 will be added after the Aug. 10. On Sept. 1, the festival will start off with opening ceremonies at 8:30 a.m.; following the ceremony will be a Pooch Parade at 9:00 AM. Proud pooch

him. He presented a note stating, “This is a robbery 20s and 100s there are gunmen outside that will kill us is you don’t do it” The teller attempted to take the note, but Bergeron had his finger on it and quickly took it back. The teller placed about $3,000 in the bag and he left the scene. According to police, he did not have a gun visible at the time of the robbery. Following the robbery,

Compactors could save county money Penny Leleux

For The Record

Orange County Engineer Clark Slacum’s monthly report on Road and Bridge to commissioners court brought attention the possibility of saving money by putting compactors at the landfill site. “Road and Bridge has been studying the feasibility of installing waste compactors at the solid waste collection site. Based on information sup-

plied to me by Waste Management, using compactors will allow us to increase by a ratio of three the amount of SLACUM quantity we can place in these dumpsters.” The cost of disposal of a compacted dumpster is $350, where as an uncompacted dumpster COUNTY BUSINESS PAGE 2A

First Presbyterian Church of Orange was the first air conditioned public building in the south in August 1912. RECORD PHOTO: Mark Dunn

On the 100th Anniversary of

Air Conditioning in Orange Debby Schamber For The Record

The summer heat may be sweltering but those wanting to escape the heat have been able to do so for 100 years in Orange with the first public building in the south, the First Presbyterian Church, to have the luxury in August 1912. In 1902, a year after Willis Carrier graduated from Cornell University with a masters degree in engineering, he landed a job at a printing company in New York. They paid him $10 a week. However, the company was struggling with the heat and humidity which caused the colors to run. Carrier invented a device which

made printing possible and made him a very valuable employee. The invention controlled the temperature. Carrier later went into business for himself and was contacted by Frances Ann Lutcher to install air conditioning in the First Presbyterian Church. The church was organized in April 1878 under the guidance of Dr. W.H. Vernor and Dr. R.H. Byers. The first chuch building was located at Market and Polk Streets. The current building was planned, errected and paid for by Frances Ann Lutcher. She wanted to build the church as a memorial to the Henry Jacob Lutcher family and it was named the Lutcher Memorial Church

Building. Frances Ann Lutcher took it upon herself to do all the planning and choosing of the windows herself. An architect from Kansas City, Mo., James Olver Hogg, was hired for the design. The granite is a native Texas stone and comes from Llano. However, the marble is from Italy. Construction began in 1908 and the glorious structure was completed in 1908. It was formally dedicated in January 1912. The plans for air conditioning was not without hurdles to overcome. But, when there is a will, there is a way. Church records have been AIR CONDITIONING PAGE 3A

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Two cold cases remain to be solved Debby Schamber For The Record

It has been nearly 22 years since Christopher Stonecipher was last seen alive. According to reports, he told his mother he was going to the store to cash some checks on August 8, 1990 and never returned. He was last seen at Parkdale Mall in Beaumont. Stonecipher’s black 1985 Chevrolet pickup was found a few weeks later in a heavily wooded area in Kountze on Highway 770. The vehicle was still in good condition but the keys were missing. However, his wallet and driver’s license was found inside the pickup truck. Hardin County Sheriff’s deputies, Texas Rangers and Department of Public Safety Troopers conducted an exten-

Christopher Stonecipher

Beverly McBride

sive search of the area, but were unable to find any new clues. Stonecipher always informed his mother when he was going out of town. However, he was between jobs at the time of his disappearance. Investigators would later discover a message on an answering

machine telling him to report to a new job. But, he never made it. Stonecipher was born August 23, 1957 and would be soon celebrating his 55th birthday. At the time of his disapperance he was described as 5 foot 10 inches tall and weighing about 180 pounds.

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ster is $300. Slacum estimates the county could save $7,000 a month. Orange County Judge Carl Thibodeaux told Slacum to look into it further and when the numbers are finalized, bring it back to the court for approval. In other business, Rick Masters of Carroll and Blackman, Inc., told commissioners that the post-construction controls developed to control the quality of storm water runoff into the rivers will be implemented in the next week or so. The plan determines if new construction will require on site detention ponds or something else, such as grass ditches. Detention ponds may be required if a project has more than an acre of new impervious cover, such as: paving, area under a roof or other surfaces that do not allow storm water infiltration. “Our permit rules say that we have to insure adequate long-term operation of the ponds or control measures,” said Masters. “It’s a good thing for Orange County in that development projects are not put in that are going for cause flooding.” Mandatory post-construction non-structural controls must: Prevent trash and/or floatables, petroleum products and other non-storm water discharges from entering the municipal storm sewer system; Implement sweeping or other maintenance programs to minimize the discharge of sediment (dirt, sand, clay, et.) in the sewer system; and maintain vegetation in a minor to minimize erosion and sediment to the sewer system. They are working with the

port confirmed it was indeed McBride. However, they were unable to determine the cause and manner of her death. McBride, 48, worked as a prison guard at the Stiles Unit in Beaumont. Hargrave said they have two persons of interest in the case,

He had blonde hair and blue eyes. He has a tatoo of his name on his right arm and a scar on his chin, forehead and left hand.When he left home he was wearing a blue shirt, blue shorts and flipflops. Anyone with any information is asked to call the Pinehurst Police Department at 409-886-2221. Another case which remains unsolved is that of Beverly McBride. According to Cliff Hargrave of the Orange Police Department, she was reported missing in Beaumont on August 12, 2007. Her body was found a few weeks later, on September 1, by a man cutting the grass in the 2100 block of Second Street. Because of the heat and the length of time she may have been there, her body was severely decomposed. An autopsy was ordered and the re-

but are still searching for clues in order to solve the case. “We hope someone will come forward,” Hargrave said. Anyone with information, even though they may think it is trivial, is encouraged to call the Orange Police Depart ment at 409-883-1026.

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Orange County Drainage District to make it a one-stop shop for contractors to get the information on new regulations. Masters said they are coming to the end on this permit term and the next one will include the municipalities of Bridge City, Orange, West Orange and Pinehurst. “They are going to join our coalition as well, with that it is going to pretty much be a county wide initiative.” Jeff Kelly said the Shelter of Last Resort is still on schedule

and the roof system instillation should be complete by the end of the week or first of next week. Work is coming along inside the building. “There’s a lot of sheetrock work, finishing work on the floors, there’s a lot going on. It’s really taking shape inside.” Colors for the outside of the building have yet to be chosen. Kelley said “The block on the bottom will be one color; the flat part on the top will be a lighter color.” There are two bands that will be metallic

paint. The court gave permission to fill two vacant positions in the district attorney’s office. Openings in the office are for a misdemeanor attorney and a legal secretary. Orange County Tax Assessor-Collector Lynda Gunstream submitted the calculations of the 2012 tax rates. The effective rate is .50436 per $100 and the 2012 rollback rate is .55040. The 2012 debt rate is 0.

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Air conditioning turns 100 here lost over the years and it is not certain which system was first used at the church. But, it is believed since Carrier held a patent on an air conditioning system which used ammonia, this was the first sytem installed in the church. However, it was toxic and highly flammable. Also under consideration is the first air conditioning unit may also have been a system which used water and carbon dioxide. This system would have worked similiar to the unit with ammonia, according to Record archives. In addition, electricity

would have been a problem. The air conditioning system would have taken two-thirds of the power available in Orange. The solution was to build a power source just for the church. Carrier built a powerhouse which was built behind the main church building. Crews installed a 200 horsepower engine which ran on crude oil. A newer air conditioning system was installed in the church in the late 1920s. As the years rolled by, another unit was installed in the 1950s. Eventually, a 50 ton unit was implemented and still keeps

the church cool and visitors comfortable. Some of the original duct work and piping are still used in the church as part of the current Carrier system. However, some things have changed. The powerhouse where the chief engineer one lived on the top floor now serves another purpose. The remainder of the powerhouse such as the top three floors was removed many years ago. Through out the entire project, Frances Ann Lutcher kept costs a secret which also remains in effect to this day. To make sure the building was

Ellison unique talent

pipes. He did some research and now wears a combination of the traditional bagpipe uniform in addition to his shirt from OPD. He wears a kilt, a glengarry which is more commonly known as a hat, spats to cover his ghillie brogues which are his shoes and hose. “One of the few things you see in Texas is a guy in a kilt,” Ellison said. Sometimes other officers may joke with him about wearing the kilt, but in the end he is respected for a job well done by providing a service to their fellow men in blue. ‘This is something I have always wanted to do,” Ellison said. “I wanted to give back and help people through the grieving process.” Ellison voluntarily travels to

perform during funerals for firefighters, ex-military, and any other uniformed personnel. However, he is known to play for civilians as well. The sounds of the bagpipes are what people long to hear at solemn occasions which stirs deep emotions. However, they can be a celebrated sound as well at weddings and parties. The bagpipes with their unique harmonics and steady sound of the drones have people always wanting more. Ellison’s most requested songs are “Going Home” and “Amazing Grace.” “They are like a final goodbye,” Ellison says of his tunes. One recent funeral where he played the bagpipes was for beloved fellow officer, Robert “Pop” Boudreaux. It is times

Orange Jaycees parents are encouraged to register their canine loves in their red, white and blue attire. The pups will be judged on personality, crowd favorite, and best dressed. The entry fee is $10 per pet before August 10 and $15 after. Registration is currently being accepted for a Talent Show and Battle of the Bands. The talent show will begin at 2:00 PM. The contest is open to anyone, any age that feel they have the best talent in any cat-

maintained properly and church members would not be

the church still stands as one woman’s plan to leave a memorial for future generations while enjoying a little comfort as they gather during the long hot summers of Orange.

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like these it brings it all a little closer to his heart and reminds him why he plays the bagpipes. Bagpipes have been around for centuries. There is evidence of its’ existence during the time of the ancient Egyptians. The Romans are credited with bringing it to Scotland where it developed into the form it is today. At one time, Pipers were important men in a clan. Therefore, the senior Highland regiment can be credited to helping to establish the position of pipers in the British Army. As a result, a tradition was born and remains synonymous with the Scottish soldier, according to the College of Piping Tutor Guide.

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egory. The entry fee will be $35 before August 10. After Aug. 10 a $10 late fee will be added. First place will receive a Trophy and a $70 cash prize. The Battle of the Bands will begin at 6 p.m. This contest is open to bands of all genres. Bands will be judged based on originality, musicianship, showmanship, and crowd response. Spaces are still available for both food and non-food vendors. Non-food vendor spaces

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burdened with upkeep, she set up an endowment, according to Record archives. Few records are left of how the structure came to be. Only a few drawings remain. But,


are $35 for non-electric and $50 for spaces with electricity. Food vendor spaces are $85 for non-electric and $100 with electricity. These prices are all valid until August 10th and $15 will be added after this date. Entry forms for all events are available by e-mail. For all questions or to request more info regarding the festival and the Orange Jaycess, please contact Niki Monceaux at 409-221-0801 or

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IT’S AUGUST - I HEAD FOR COOL SPOT I lived to see man land on the moon, now I have a shot to see man walk on Mars. They say it could happen before Obama leaves office in four years. Monday the Curiosity Rover successfully landed on Mars. The Rover carries laser cameras, a chemistry lab and more. NASA again has shown the world their capacity to be great. Scientist will unravel secrets of the red planet.*****Bad news greeted us on Sunday. Another Neo-Nazi domestic terrorist killed Sikh worshipers in an Oak Creek, Wisconsin temple. The shooter, Wade Michael Page, age 40, was shot and killed in an exchange with police. The FBI described him as consumed with hate. Reports say there is an entire underworld of white supremacist music that the public has no idea of. The lyrics could not be printed in any newspaper. They are vile and call for the murder of Jews, all black people or anyone not white. Page was a guitarist, lyricist and singer for a series of bands. The Southern Poverty Law Center list 1,018 active hate groups in the U.S., 45 are in Texas and 27 in Louisiana. These are the people that shouldn’t be able to have assault weapons.*****Since I was a little guy, August has never been one of my favorite months. Dragging that big sack in those cotton fields back home in the heat of August was pure misery. Then in my teenage years came football two-a-days in August. I always looked forward to them until a week after they got started, then football season and school starting couldn’t come quick enough. Back then you weren’t allowed to drink water at practice, it would cause cramps they said. We were fed handfuls of salt tablets that really made us thirsty. The times have changed. Trainers see that regular water breaks are held and trainers are a lot more heat conscience, with regular breaks. I still feel for the youngsters out there today, doing two-a-days. I congratulate them. Hang in there football season is right around the corner and August will be history.*****I’d best get to work in this air conditioned office. Did you know air conditioning came to Orange exactly 100 years ago this August. Read all about how Carrier brought cool air to an Orange church, the first in the nation, in this issue.****Come along, it won’t do you no harm.  OLYMPICS--FASTER, STRONGER, HIGHER The best part of August every four years is the summer Olympics. If I was retired, I’d pack a lunch and spend all my time in front of the TV watching the games. Swimmer Michael Phelps set a record that will never be broken in my lifetime. He now has 22 medals, 18 gold. He has made his final splash. “I’m definitely done,” he said. The 27 year old gave us many thrills and plenty to be proud of. I won’t soon forget the name Usain Bolt, from Jamaica, who ran the 100-meter dash in 9.63 seconds. I’ll always remember the blade runner, double amputee, quarter-miler, Oscar Pistorius, who made history by competing in the Olympics. Also Kirani James, from Grenada, who won the 400-meter, the first ever for his country. How can anyone forget 17 your old swimmer Missy Franklin, or Sanya Richard Ross, who won the 400-meter. What about gymnast, little Gabby Douglas, who won the individual All-Around and is already on a Kellogg’s corn flakes box. Of course, Kobe Bryant, James, and our sure to win gold basketball team. There are way too many athletes to mention. I even like the uniforms on the lady beach volleyball players. The Olympics are a bright spot in August. CONDOLENCES It’s a sad week as we say goodbye to some friends who left us. Todd Edgerly, 48, fought the good fight. What a great guy he was. Todd passed away Aug. 5. Services will be held Friday, Aug. 10, at 3 p.m. visitation will be Thursday evening from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. All services will be at St. Paul United Methodist Church in Bridge City. Our deepest sympathies to Gene and Judge Flo and their family. Flo, who was a justice of the peace held many inquest where she consoled family members but losing a child is the ultimate hurt. A lot of people loved Todd. His pain is now wiped away. He’s in comfort with his Lord. May he rest in peace. Our sadness is also felt for the family of Kurt Rodrigue, 50, who died suddenly Saturday, Aug. 4. He was making plans to fish the OCARC Tournament when he was felled by a deadly heart attack. Services will be held Wednesday, Aug. 8, at St. Henry Catholic Church in Bridge City at 10 a.m. Our condolences go out to wife Andi, mother Annette, daughter Maci and the entire family. This is a double blow for the family, a few weeks ago Andi’s dad, J.R. Peveto died. May God be with you. Frank Hryhorchuk, 80, was a man this writer had known over 50 years and also knew his siblings from Deweyville for many years. “Butch” died Aug. 1, at his home. Service was held Saturday, Aug. 4. at St. Henry Catholic Church. He and his wife of 56 years, Eva, had felt the hurt of losing three children, son Bryan, and daughters Mary Jane and Rose Marie. Our heartfelt sorrow goes out to Eva and her family. (Please see obituaries for all deaths.) TURNING BACK THE HANDS OF TIME 10 Years Ago-2002 Services were held Monday, Aug. 5, for Pete Ragusa, age 60, who died Aug. 2 at the V.A. Hospital in Houston. His

wife Carolyn, family and friends will miss him.*****Service was held for Jim Bolding, 76, who died Sat. Aug. 3.*****If kicker Matt Bryant makes the New York Giant roster he will be the third player from a Bridge City football team drawing NFL money. Three pro players from one small school district, Shane Dronett, Jason Mathews and soon maybe Matt Bryant.*****Besides the FBI, CIA, IRS, INS, DEA and ATF, there is now FATASS, “Federal Air Transportation Airport Security Service.”*****New Bridge City High School athletic director and football coach, Claude Tarver, gathers his troops for two-a-days football practice which begins for all county schools except WO-S, who will start next week. School begins Sept. 3 for Bridge City students.*****The New York Giants defeated the Houston Texans 34-17 in “Hall of Fame” game. Bridge City’s Matt Bryant kicked for the Giants.*****OCARC annual fishing tournament draws 255 entries. The winning trout weighed near 7 pounds. The winning red, over 8 pounds, the top flounder 2.31 pounds, winning croaker, 2.19 pounds.*****David Myers of Bridge City graduates from U.T. Medical Center, in Dallas. Besides a medical degree he also earned his Ph.D. with cum laude. He is now taking his residency in internal medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. He is the son of Larry and Lily Myers, of Bridge City. David and his wife Heather have a 7 month old son and live in Carrollton, near Dallas. Heather is now finishing her doctorate in Molecular Biology. (Editor’s note: That was 10 years ago. I wonder about their lives since. It would be interesting to know how many Bridge City grads went on to be doctors. I bet it’s more than normal for a small 3-A school.) 40 Years Ago-1972 Louvenia Hryhorchuk , after being appointed to fill the term of Ida Faye Arnold, who resigned as tax collector, appointed her staff. Lucy Sciarillo was named chief deputy; Rosemary Slaton was advanced to first deputy. Sciarillo is an eight-year employee. She and husband, James, reside at 408 campus with their two children. Slaton is also an eight year employee of the tax office. She and husband, B.D. Slaton, Jr., live at 2270 Granger Dr., in Bridge City. A majority of the office personnel had supported her and will remain. Only Jane Carmack submitted her resignation earlier. Hryhorchuk, a 21-year employee was elected over four other candidates in the Democratic primary and had no Republican challenger. Commissioners Court then appointed her to fill the term..*****Liz Wickersham comes in second in the Miss Texas World title in San Antonio. She was also named Miss Photogenic. (Editor’s note: Liz later won the Miss Georgia in the Miss America pageant and competed in the Miss USA pageant, placing third and was named Miss Photogenic in that pageant also.)******Judge Grover Halliburton is in Hawaii touring the beautiful Pacific island.*****According to Roy Wingate, his brother Cecil volunteered to be county campaign manager for presidential hopeful George McGovern after he learned McGovern would give $1,000 for each child when he becomes president. Cecil said “$17,000 ain’t hay; it’s good pay.”****Dexter Bassenger, head football coach at Stark high, announced coaching assignments for the years 1972-1973. Varsity assignments went to Bill Real, Cliff Larson and Wade Phillips. (Editor’s note: Today Wade is the highest paid defensive coordinator in the NFL). Other assistants were Curly Hallman, Norman Miksch and Billy Brown. Named ninth grade head coach was J.B. Bearden, assisted by Mike Rhodriquez and Art Pettit. LeRoy Breedlove was named head coach of eighth grade, assisted by Tom Havens; Hattie Mae Wood named coach of girls varsity volleyball team. Pittit named coach of the baseball team; Larson, track team; Phillips golf team; Mikch tennis team; and athletic trainer is Larry Didliker. BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK O.C. Gunstream, Nathan Parish, Darlene Dearing, Dwight Thacker, Katie Allen, Fred Brent, Jim Finklea, Billie Carter, Clarice Miller, Dennis Powell, Cody LaRose, Doug Richey, Paige White, Jada Montagne, Edie Anthony, Ken Hartley, Joe Allen, Joe Parkhurst, Leslie Smith, Max Powell, Timmy Bryd, Bill Loyd, Bill Smith, Bree Anne Collins, Louise Kent, Susan Eby, Olivia Satir, Morgan Taylor, Rene Danna, Deborah Bayliss, Jared Sleeman, Jennifer Babin, Chris Bailey, Hal Brown, Ricky Manuel, Melissa Cox, Ken Phelps, Lyn Goodwin, Monty Eshbach, Wade Estes, Terry Walles, Aaron MacCammond, Ada Bridges, Andrew Glover, Diane Justice, Jerry Windham, Kevin Berry, Lindsey Schaffer, Myrtle Singletary, Bill Triggs, Britanie Long, Charlotte Conn and Christina Myers. A FEW HAPPENINGS Our friend Corey’s mother, county treasurer Christy Khoury, has the job of figuring the longevity of the county employees each year. In her latest report, Judge Pat Clark is still the king, with Karl Stanbrough, road and bridge foreman, just a step behind Clark. Coming in a close third is our county clerk, Karen Jo Vance. Come January, with the retirement of Judge Pat, Karl will take over number one slot. He hired in April 21, 1975. Now there’s a great group of folks.*****Brandy Robertson, county clerk deputy, was thrilled when she returned from Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Her husband, coach Roderick Robertson’s baseball team, the GT Demolition 13 U Major League team, captured the Triple Crown Division I Championship. *****A few special folks we know who are celebrating their special day. I’ll start off with right-hander coach Dwight Thacker, who always has a bag full of stories to tell. There is no doubt he’s the greatest one-armed athletic to ever come out of these parts. Happy birthday to everybody’s friend on Aug. 8.***Another great guy, good Christian and excellent Judge Dennis Powell puts another notch on the old tree of life Aug. 9.***Next Judge Joe Parkhurst, our buddy and just a good fellow, the once skinny baseball player from the Cove, who played at Bridge City and Sam Houston, turned educator, then justice of the peace and now city administrator in Pinehurst. Believe it or not Joe turns 70 on Aug. 10. We extend our best wishes for a long, healthy and happy life.***Also celebrating on Aug. 10, is our friend Bill Smith.*****Longtime friend, a true baseball guy, who has deep connections with many sports, uncle of four great athletes and his pride and joy, son Chad, is B.C. high baseball coach. Happy birthday to Clint Landry, who just happens to be coach Sam Moore’s cousin. They frequently debate who has the greatest baseball knowledge. Clint celebrates Aug. 13.***celebrating on Aug. 14 is Jerry Windham, Lindsey Schaffer, Bill Triggs and Charlotte Conn.***I’m not sure of the date but other friends celebrating this week is Mary Bryant, Cupal Morgan, Doug Ballard and Jami Jackson. Happy birthday to all.*****Now then, friends James Fontenot, from Washington, La., and the cutest gal I knew in Orange during our youth, Janet, are celebrating their 55th wedding anniversary Aug. 13. The former DuPonter and his bride, the former Shoe Castle owner, now live near Austin

at Georgetown.*****Also this week the First Baptist Church of Orangefield turns 90 years old. Many a good folk has gone through that church over the years and many are still there.*****Who stole the microwave from Judge Pat’s office? Just as Sheriff Keith Merritt started his investigation, Judge Pat fessed up that his microwave at home had broken and not wanting to be without one over the weekend, took the office “Micro” home. From what I hear from workers at the court house it will take an act of congress before Ms. Rosalie can get a new one from the old tight wad.*****Here’s something that puzzles me. After Sen. John McCain passed on Mitt Romney after seeing 23 years of Mitt’s tax returns, he picked Sarah Palin as his running mate figuring she would be a better president if something happened to him. Why doesn’t McCain now say, “I saw Romney’s tax returns and there is nothing unusual about them. All anyone can guess is for Mitt to take all this heat there must be something awfully devastating in his returns. Usually, where there is smoke, there’s fire. The American people will never hire Romney as Commander-In-Chief unless he releases those returns and proves Harry Reid wrong. We already know Mitt has a $100 million IRA. Now there’s a good trick.*****Now here’s a good deal. Bruce Self and the gang at Burgertown, on Hwy. 1442 at Hwy. 105, has their great Pizza Burgers on sale this week for only $1.99. Save $2. Feed the office staff for only $10. While in the area drop in next door at Paw-Paw’s and get one of those delicious snow cones.*****Ed Schultz, 58, host of “The Ed Show” on MSNBC, is back on his show as of Monday evening. He had been off caring for his wife who has ovarian cancer. Ed, a native of Virginia, was an All American quarterback at Minnesota State U. Moorehead and a sports writer for over 20 years.*****Judge Joe Parkhurst, Pinehurst administrator, recommended that I try the new “Fuzzys Taco Shop” in his city. It’s Baja style Mexican food. The new establishment is owned by Greg and Gaylene Lee and their partners. Greg, for many years, has operated Sonic Restaurant. Parkhurst said the food was different and I’d love it, so this week, I’ll give them a try. Why don’t you join me.*****So far in the presidential race over $350 million has been spent. Forty-seven people contributed over 40 percent of all money collected by super paces. People who live in Colorado, Iowa, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Florida, the swing states, will get the bulk of advertising. Texas won’t be in the mix. It won’t matter how we vote, those states control the election. CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS Drew Lachey will be 36 on Aug. 8; Dustin Hoffman, 75; Roger Federer, 31 and JC Chasez, 36.***Melanie Griffith will be 55 on Aug. 9 Sam Elliott, 68 and Eric Bana, 44.***Hulk Hogan will be 59 on Aug. 11; Will Friedle, 36 and Justin Theroux, 41.***Pete Sampras will be 41 on Aug. 12; Casey Affleck, 37 and Bruce Greenwood, 56.***Danny Bonaduce will be 53 on Aug. 13.***Steve Martin will be 67 on Aug. 14; Halle Berry 46; Mila Kunis, 29; Magic Johnson, 53 and Danielle Steel, 65. CAJUN STORY OF THE WEEK A Letter From Sostan Dear Simple, Just a few words to let you know wats going on in Sout’ Lousana. Tee-Boy, him, is now wearing an earring. Jim Comeaux, who know Tee-Boy is normally a conservative fellow, ax him why his sudden change in fashion him? “Don’t make such a big deal out of it Joe, it’s only an earring,” Tee-Boy say. Joe insist, “No really Tee-Boy, how long you been wearing dat in you ear?” Tee-Boy say, “If you got to know Joe, since my wife Clotele found it in our bed.” We got a letter from our daughter, da teacher. She said she got a note from a parent wat said, “Please excuse Calvin from Spanish class. His troat is so sore he can hardly speak English him.” You remember Coo-Coo Doucet? Well, when he showed up at da bar he had been on a drunk and bot his ears had blisters on dem. I ax, “Wat happen to you ears Coo-Coo?” He say he was busy ironing him a shirt to go to da dance wen da phone rang and he mistakenly put da iron to his ear instead of da receiver.” Wat bout you utta ear,?” I axe. Coo-Coo say, “You know dat fool called me again.” Sugar Bee is still active in da church her. She came home upset da utter day. Da finance committee refused to provide funds for a chandelier. “Why,” I ax her. “Because dey say non of our members know how to play one.” At sugar Bee’s church wen da preacher say, “I’d like to ax Thibodeaux to take up da offering,” five mens and two womens stand up. In da congregation of 150 members, dere are only eight last names in da church directory, Thibodeaux, Fontonot, Comeaux, Premeaux, Arseneaux and Breaux. Da choir robes were donated by Tee Man and embroidered it da logo. “Tee-Man’s Gumbo House.” Da collection plates are really hubcaps from a ‘56 Chevy. Wen Agnes plays da high notes on da organ, all da dogs on da floor go to howling dem. Sugar Bee wants me to help wit a special fundraiser for a new church septic tank. Come see me you, Your cuzz, Sostan C’EST TOUT Congratulations to First Presbyterian Church on their 100th anniversary. The country’s first air conditioned public building right here in downtown Orange.*****Our friend, Jesse Domingue stopped by for a short visit. It’s always good to see him. I’ve always enjoyed Jesse’s music. The native of Scott, La., still plays for special occasions and private parties. Give him a call, he lives in Bridge City.*****We learned last week how many of you really enjoy our newspapers. The press broke down and we were 12 hours late. Our phones rang off the wall and many people came by. Stores and drop stops called and said their customers were upset because there were no Records on the rack. Hopefully we will be on time this week. Thanks for your time. I’m getting too old for all of this. Take care and God bless.

Dog Heaven on the Neches

I heard about an old East Texas bachelor who had a small cabin on a few acres near the Sabine River. Seems like the last two fingers on his left hand were frozen shut from a boyhood accident. His only companion was an old mongrel hound, Barney. Well, the old boy was out hunting one day when he got snakebit by a fat cottonmouth. After tending the bite best he could, he headed home, but along the way, he grew dizzy and sat to rest, He closed his eyes. His old hound lay at his feet. When he opened them, he struck out for home once again, but the trail was different. Puzzled by the changes about him, he paused at a strange road with a fancy gate. Up the road a piece sat an elegant two-story house with music coming from the windows. A well-dressed gent opened the gate. “Welcome. Come in.” The old bachelor asked where he was. “Things look different. And I feel different.” “Why, you’re dead. Remember? The cottonmouth?” He smiled. “Don’t believe me. Look at your crippled hand.” The old gent wiggled his frozen fingers in surprise. He looked up at the man. “Is this heaven?” “What do you think?” He reached down and patted his dog. “Come on, Barney. Let’s go in.” But the well-dressed man stopped him. “No dogs allowed. Only humans.” “Then I ain’t going in. If heaven ain’t good enough for my old hound, it ain’t good enough for me.” So he struck out along the unfamiliar

road. Around the next bend, he came upon another road that led up to a plain log cabin like his own. A jasper dressed in overalls sat on a fallen log. “See you didn’t take old Luke up on his invite.” With a snort, the old feller replied. “Not without my hound.” He nodded up the road behind the smiling man. “What’s this place?” “Why, this is heaven.” “Heaven?” He eyed the undistinguished road curving through the forest. “What was that place back there with the fancy house and loud music?” The grin on the younger man’s face grew wider. “That was Hell.” He nodded to Barney. “Come on in. And bring Barney with you.” Now, there was no sign on the second road, but if there had been, I figure it would have read “Port Neches,” for our little city welcomes dogs of all breeds. A regular dog heaven. No, I didn’t know it either, and I’ve lived in the area for over forty years. I’m just dumb, I suppose. Even before we built our house, we constructed a fence for our little dog, Cim. That was what we had been told the city required. Fences for dogs. So we complied. But I kept seeing loose dogs. I’d call about them, thinking the city would appreciate knowing about the canines. Nothing. I puzzled over it while I kept seeing more and

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more of various breeds roaming the neighborhoods--free and unhindered, chasing cats, eating garbage, and leaving ample evidence of their cavorting behind to help fertilize our yards. Then it hit me, like the proverbial ton of bricks. A dog heaven. The city wanted to keep it a secret so Nederland and Port Arthur wouldn’t take credit for the idea. But why the idea in the first place? The only answer was that previous city fathers wanted to lessen the stress on its hard-working citizens so they decided to provide a entertaining service not offered by any other community, a haven for dog owners to give their beloved pets free rein and let the citizenry enjoy the frolicking of the happy animals. What better way to wake up each morning than to see the different breeds of canines running the street and yards. Just the other day, I saw a Jack Russell terrier gamboling with the rare and elusive Basenji, but that was nowhere as memorable as watching a rare Bearded Collie and a Boston Terrier chase cats up my neighbors’ pecan trees. Our city fathers have come up with a remarkable idea to help the city grow with this dog heaven business. They ought to change our city sobriquet from “Sapphire City of the Neches” to “Dog City of the Neches” or maybe “Canine City of the Neches.” Visitors will flock in, and we won’t have to bother with a riverfront park project that’ll put


Kemah to shame. At the base of the sign, we should inscribe the words, “Give me your Rottweilers, your Malamutes, your Yorkies, your huddled mongrels yearning to breathe free.” A catchy slogan might be “A Dog in Every Garage!” Who says our city doesn’t have vision? Kent_Conwell

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the free lunch program or be unable to speak the English language. To determine eligibility for the free lunch program, parents should report to the Food Service Department at the LCM Administration building, 6586 FM 1130 and should bring their latest payroll check stub or Food Stamp case number. For more information, please call 883-2232.

BCISD announces elementary registration

Orange County Farmer’s Market open Wednesday, Saturday

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

LCMCISD announces elementary registration Registration for pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, and older students new to the Little Cypress-Mauriceville School District, will take place on individual campuses from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. August 8 and 9. The child’s birth certificate, social security number, immunization record, and proof of residency are required of students registering for pre-kindergarten and kindergarten. Students who enrolled in another district during the 2011-2012 school year should present their latest report card, immunization record, and proof of residency at the time of registration. Parents should report to the campus in which the student will be enrolled. To be eligible for pre-kindergarten, a student must be four years old on or before Sept. 1, 2012, and qualify for




at programs of the Nelda C. and H.J. Lutcher Stark Foundation in Orange, Texas.

2111 W. Park Ave. Orange, TX 77630 409.670.9113 Wednesday, August 8, 2012 (9:30 – 10:30am) Wild Wednesdays: Mind your own Beeswax - This adult-only talk about bees and beeswax includes a visit to the bee colony in Shangri La’s award-winning Children’s Garden. Visitors will then learn to make take-home lip balm using beeswax and other ingredients. Space is limited and a reservation is required. To reserve a seat, call 409.670.9799. Open Tuesday through Saturday, 9am - 5pm, Sunday, noon - 5pm. Admission varies.

712 Green Ave. Orange, TX 77630 409.886.ARTS Thursday, August 23, 2012 (6:30pm) The Art of Catching Criminals with Lois Gibson - Join us at Lutcher Theater, 707 W. Main Ave., Orange, Texas, for a presentation on forensic art by Lois Gibson. Gibson, author of Faces of Evil and considered the World’s Most Successful Forensic Artist by Guinness Book of Records, will provide insight into forensic art and profile some of her most fascinating cases. Following the lecture, the Museum will host an exhibit celebration of Explore Art, a reception with light refreshments and a book signing. Admission is free. On display through September 22, 2012 Explore Art: Materials and Methods Revealed - Explore the ways art is created in this special exhibition. Discover the tools artists use and investigate their processes. Learn about sculpting, printing, weaving and painting and try your hand at art-making in an interactive gallery. Open Tuesday through Saturday, 10am - 5pm. Admission is free.

The Orange County Farmers’ Market is open for the season on Wednesdays from 3-6 p.m. and Saturday from 7-10 a.m. The market ends when the produce is sold out, which is often earlier than the times shown. The following items are now available: purple hull peas, okra, watermelon, bell peppers, eggplant, hot peppers, fresh muscadines, blueberries (frozen), blueberry juice, jams and jellies, fig preserves, salsa, chow-chow, local honey, fresh eggs, homemade cookies and bread, boudain, jerky, sausage (jalapeno, green onion, smoked, and Italian), house plants, and more. The vendors really appreciate small bills if you have them. The market is held in the parking lot in front of Big Lots on MacArthur Drive. For additional information, contact Texas AgriLife at 882-7010.

Do Well, Be Well Diabetes Education offered

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

Living Well Classes offered Free

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

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

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

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707 Main Ave. Orange, TX 77630 409.886.5535 Sunday, August 19, 2012 (8:00pm) An Intimate Evening with Lindsey Buckingham - Savor the unmistakable sound of Lindsey Buckingham, just him and his guitar, solo and acoustic. Having earned a spot in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with Fleetwood Mac, he performs favorites from throughout his career, a live show unlike any other, up-close and personal. Tickets are now on sale from $35–$70. To purchase tickets, call the Box Office at 409.886.5535 or visit Open Monday through Friday, 8:30am - 4:30pm. Call 409.886.5535 or visit for tickets.

The Bridge City Strutters will have a barbecue link sale Saturday, August 11, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Walgreen’s parking lot in Bridge City. Links, drinks and chips will be served.

Bridge City Band Boosters to hold car wash, link sale Aug. 11 The Bridge City Band Boosters will be holding a car wash and link sale at Pro Miles from 9 a.m to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 11. Bridge City Band Boosters is a 501(c)3 organization that supports the entire Bridge City Band program from beginning band students through high school. The booster organization purchases musical instruments, provides clinicians, band camp scholarships, and transportation to competitions.  Anyone from the community can become a supporting member of the booster organization for the nominal fee of $35.   For more information about the band visit

Fraternal Order of Eagles To Host A Dance The Fraternal Order of Eagles located at 803 N 28th Street, Orange, Texas will host a dance Aug. 11 from 8 p.m. to midnight. Entertainment will be provided by TEX-LA COUSINS. Entry fee will be $7. For more information contact Sharon Bodin at 735-8662 or 719-7793.

BC 2012-2013 Project Graduation meeting set for Aug. 13 Bridge City 2012-2013 Project Graduation meeting will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday Aug. 13, at the Bridge City High School Library. For more information or questions please contact President Dave Stankus at (409) 332-9209 or Secretary Joy Dubose at (409) 735-7301.

OC Retired Seniors to meet Aug. 13 The Orange County Retired Seniors will have their monthly meeting at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 13 at The Salvation Army Bldg. on the corner of MLK and Strickland Drive. An attorney will speak to the group in regard to the different types of wills that are needed. There will be a short question and answer period. Those planning to stay for the noon meal are asked to bring a covered dish. The OC Retired Seniors are also collecting soaps for Orange Christian Services. For more information, call 883-6161. 

Orange Historic Preservation Commission to meet Aug. 14

The City of Orange Historic Preservation Commission will hold their monthly meeting on August 14, 2012 at 5:30 pm at the Library Meeting Room Annex located at 220 North Fifth Street.  The public is invited to attend.

Red Hot Flashers to meet Aug. 16 The Red Hot Flashers Red Hat Society will meet Aug. 16, 2012, at 11:30 a.m. at the Sunset Grove Country Club. Games will be played and an Activity Director will be named. Birthday ladies are: Lady Southern Belle: Mary Mazoch, Lady Mary, Mary Guillot, Lady Lyda Rose, Marilyn Oldani, and Lady Butterfly, Joyce Poisel. These birthday ladies will wear crowns, pick out door prizes first and have special birthday pictures made. All ladies are welcome to attend. For information, please call 409-886-1609.

Cormier Museum to open Aug. 18 The Orangefield Cormier Museum will be open Saturday, Aug. 18 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

CASA Dinner Theater set for Aug. 18 CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) will host a dinner theater show, “The Altos...Just like the Sopranos...only lower” presented by the Port Arthur Little Theatre Players, from 6 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 18 at the Sunset Grove Country Club in Orange. Tickets cost $60 per person or $100 per couple. For reservations call please call 888-640-3426. Funds raised will allow CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) to continue its mission of advocating for children in the court systems. CASA is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization (Tax ID 76-0414882) which consists of trained volunteers who advocate for abused, neglected, or abandoned children by being their “voice” in court. CASA seeks safe, permanent placement for these children. This is their key fundraiser for the year and any contribution is vital to their program. Purchase two tickets and get a FREE TABLE AD! Sunset Grove Country Club is located at 2900 W. Sunset Drive in Orange, Texas.

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610 W. Main Ave. Orange, TX 77630 409.883.0871 On display through September 22, 2012 Explore Art: Materials and Methods Revealed in The W.H. Stark House - Visitors are invited to the adjacent Carriage House for an exhibit featuring cut glass and sterling silver from the Stark House collection, including art that has never been on display to the public. This exhibit is being held in conjunction with Explore Art at Stark Museum of Art. Open Tuesday through Saturday, 10am - 3pm. Admission varies and is limited to individuals 10 years and older.

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Deaths and Memorials Kurt Cordell Rodrigue Orange Kurt Cordell Rodrigue, 50, of Orange, died Saturday, August 4, 2012. A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. We d n e s d ay, Aug. 8, at St. Henry Catholic Church in Bridge City, with the Rev. Steven Leger officiating. Burial will follow at Bland Cemetery. Born in Port Arthur, Texas, on Sept. 16, 1961, Kurt was the son of Lovonia Carriol and Addie Annette (Tarver) Rodrigue. Kurt worked in maintenance at International Paper for 13 years and was known by all as a hard worker. He loved doing things for others and enjoyed working in his yard and fishing. He was preceded in death by his father, L.C. Rodrigue; and his father-in-law, J.R. Peveto. Kurt is survived by his wife of 28 years, Andi Rodrigue of Orangefield; his mother, Annette Rodrigue; daughter, Maci Rodrigue and boyfriend Sam Wilmore of Orangefield; sisters, Karen Varnado, Kim Prejean, Kerry Clark and husband David, Kristen Hanks and husband Mark; brother, Kinnley Rodrigue; mother-in-law, Margie Cutaia; brother-in-law, Ronny Peveto; sisters-in-law, Johnna Blount, Patti Martin and husband Tommy; and numerous nieces and nephews. Serving as Pallbearers will be Slayde Martin, Jonathan Varnado, Ronny Peveto, Sam Michael, Sam Wilmore, and Robbie Marshall. Honorary Pallbearer will be Koltin Marshall.

Jo Ann Matthews Pinehurst Jo Ann Matthews, 87, passed away peacefully at her home in Pinehurst, Sunday, August 5, 2012 after a lengthy illness. A celebration of her life will be at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, August 8, at Claybar Funeral Home Chapel in Orange. Dr. Bob Webb, Pastor of Trinity Baptist Church will be presiding at her services. Jo Ann was born May 5, 1925 at Rodessa, La., the youngest daughter of James Thomas and Mary Elizabeth Keener. She was preceded in death by brothers Leonard Keener, Otis Keener, Earnest Keener, Mansel Keener, and sisters, Ida Keener Foster and Willie Keener Foster. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Luke Smith of Orange. She was a charter member of Trinity Baptist Church in Orange. She is survived by her husband, W.B. “Bill” Matthews, Sr., stepson, W. Bryce Matthews, Jr. and wife, Marilyn; one stepgrandson, W.B. “Matt” Matthews III and two step great granddaughters; two sisters, Maude Carpenter of Arcadia, LA and Roberta Dalton of Odessa, Texas and many nieces and nephews. Pallbearers will be Dickie Hazlewood, Randy Hazlewood, Preston Nichols, Tom Horton, Jerry Hughes and Scott Horton. Honorary pallbearers will be Herman Bowler and the Men’s S.S. Class at Trinity Baptist church. Memorial gifts may be made to the Building Fund at Trinity Baptist Church.

Todd Wayne Edgerly Bridge City Todd Wayne Edgerly, 48 of Bridge City passed away Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012 at his parent’s home. Todd was born on Sept. 2, 1963 in Port Arthur, Texas to Gene and Flo Edgerly. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Clayton Thompson Funeral Home in Groves. All services will take place at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Bridge City. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. on Thursday,

with the Eulogy at 7 pm. Funeral Services will held at 3 p.m. on Friday, August 10 with burial following at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Orange. Todd graduated from Bridge City High School, Class of 1982 and the IBEW Electrical Apprenticeship Program. Todd presently worked as a union organizer for the IBEW Local 479. He was Vice President for the Texas State AFLCIO and also served on the board of directors for the IBEW Credit Union and IBEW Apprenticeship Programs. He also served on the board of executives for the Sabine Area Central Labor Council (SACLC). Todd was an avid golfer, fisherman and never met a stranger. He was a special friend to all that knew him. He loved his family more than life itself. He was preceded in death by grandparents Jewel and Isabelle Edgerly, and Cecil and Addie Carter. Todd is survived by his parents, Gene and Flo Edgerly of Orange; daughter, Ashley Edgerly of Orange; grand-daughter, Madalynn Merritt of Orange; brother, John and wife Stephanie Edgerly of Orange; nephew, Alex Edgerly; nieces, Erica Edgerly and Macy Edgerly, all of Orange; along with a large family, including many aunts, uncles and cousins. Todd will be greatly missed by all that was fortunate to have known him. The family would like to send out a special THANK YOU to Candy Senn, Brandi Richard, Natalie Barnes, Dedra Doucet and everyone that has helped us through this journey. Thank you also to Advanced Home Health Care and Odyssey Hospice.

Gary Allen Cooper Orange Gary Allen Cooper, 57, of Orange, passed away after a brief illness on Sunday, August 5, 2012. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Thursday, August 9, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating will be Pastor Don Sheffield of Cornerstone Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Orange Forest Lawn Cemetery in West Orange. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m., Wednesday and from 8 a.m. until service time, Thursday at the funeral home. Mr. Cooper was born in Orange on Aug. 4, 1955 to Garney Lee and Barbara Lee (Glesmann) Cooper. He was a 1973 graduate of Lutcher Stark High School and attended Lamar University. He was a longtime employee at Invista where he was a maintenance supervisor. He attended what was formerly known as 12th Street Baptist Church. He was an avid hunter and a caring, devoted, loving husband, father, brother and uncle. He will be missed by everyone who knew him. He was preceded in death by his parents; father-in-law, Dale Richey and his grandparents. Gary is survived by his wife and high school sweetheart, Rebecca “Becky” Cooper; sons, Lee Allen Cooper and Matthew Dale Cooper and sisters and brothers-in-law, Renee and Monty Jarrett and Charlotte and Steve Liles. He is also survived by his mother-in-law, Lucille Richey and a host of relatives and friends who will all miss him. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73123-1718.

Marion June Verrett Orange Marion June (Sandquist) Verrett, 84, of Orange, died Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012, at her home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. T h u r s d ay, Aug. 9, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Orange. Officiating will be Father Joseph Daleo. Burial will follow at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery. A Rosary will be held at 7 p.m., Wednesday at the funeral home. Born in Vancouver, British Co-

lumbia, Canada, on June 21, 1928, June was the daughter of Uno Alexander Nils Sandquist and Julia (Babuka) Sandquist. She was a member of the Catholic Daughters of the Americas, St. Mary’s Altar Society, St. Mary’s Choir, and the St. Mary’s Angel Choir. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Earl Joseph Verrett; infant son, David Charles Verrett; son, Thomas Mark Verrett; daughter-in-law, Annette M. (Thibodeaux) Verrett; son-in-law, Walter L. Potter; and brother, Arnie Sandquist. June is survived by her children, Jimmy Verrett and wife Daina of Orange, Linda Vercher and husband Paul Jr. of West Orange, Mary Potter of Arlington, Leo Verrett and wife Sharon of Corpus Christi, and Carol Cunningham and husband Sam of Allen; 19 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and sister Maya Baird of Port Coquitlan, B.C., Canada. Serving as Pallbearers will be Jimmy Verrett, Leo Verrett, Paul Vercher, Jr., Sam Cunningham, Chris Verrett, Jason Vercher, Robert Vercher, and Brian McCorvy. Honorary Pallbearers will be John Verrett, Frank Virva, Steven Potter, Dan Dumas, Frank Virva, Jr., Travis Verrett, Jared Verrett and Logan Verrett. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary’s Catholic School, 2600 Bob Hall Road, Orange, TX 77630.

James “Jimmy” “Tar Baby” Laughlin Orange James “Jimmy” “Tar Baby” Laughlin, 89, of Orange, died Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012. Funeral services was held Tuesday, Aug. 7, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange with Pastor John Boutte, of First Christian Church of Vidor, officiating. Burial followed at Orange Forest Lawn Cemetery in West Orange. Born in Edgerly, La., on Oct. 19, 1922, James was the son of John and Leona Bell (Tarver) Laughlin. He was a Union Pipefitter for 50 years for Local 195, served in the US Navy, and was a member of First Christian Church of Orange. He was preceded in death by his wife, Wauldine Block Laughlin; daughter, Jimmie Faye Janise; brothers, Milton, Sydney, Nathan, Curtis and Cecil Laughlin; and sister Hilda Beatrice Miller. James is survived by his daughter, Kathy Smith and her husband John of Orange; grandchildren, Jonathan James Smith, Keenan Lee Smith, Meagan Spencer Day, Kaleb Joseph Janise, and Devin Janise; and three great grandchildren. The family would like to thank Rita and Mary Lou for their love, support and help with their uncle in his final years.

grandchildren, numerous great grandchildren and nieces, nephews and extended family. At Billy Ray’s request, cremation was held following services. Condolences may be sent for the family at

Diana Mae Hebert McLewis Diana Mae Hebert, 69, of the M c L e w i s community of Orange, passed away T h u r s d ay, Aug. 2, 2012 at her residence. Services to honor her life were held Monday, Aug. 6, at the New Life Assembly of God Church, 7375 F. M. 105, just West of Highway 62 in Orange with the Rev. Keith Pennington officiating. Born on February 17, 1943 in Lake Arthur, Louisiana to her parents, Ledrew Mack Breaux and Ruby Mae (Hargrave) Breaux, she lived in Orange since 1996, had previously lived in Sabine Pass and she worked as a house keeper. Diana was of the Assembly of God faith, she enjoyed cooking for her family and always made plenty and she also enjoyed going fishing, camping and spending time with her family. Diana is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Charles D. Hebert Sr.; her daughter, Elena “Tiny” Fontenot; her grandson, Roger Dale Granger; and her brother, Floyd “Tottie” Breaux. Those who will most cherish her memory are her daughter, Tina Granger and husband, Jimmy Sr. of Orange; her sons, Charles D. Hebert Jr. of Richmond, Texas and Daniel Ray Hebert of Sabine Pass; her brothers, Clifton Breaux and wife, Linda of Sulphur, La. and Michael Breaux of Woodville, Texas; seven grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and extended family. Cremation following the services under the direction of Dor-

man Funeral Home in Orange. Condolences may be sent to the family at

Bruce Allen Smith Orange Bruce Allen Smith, 57, of O r a n g e passed away We d n e s d a y, Aug. 1, 2012, at his residence. A Mass of Christian Burial was held Friday, Aug. 3, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Orange with Father Joseph P. Daleo officiating. Burial followed at St. Mary Cemetery in Orange. Born in Orange on Feb. 6, 1955, Bruce was the son of Marvin and Regina Smith. He served in the U.S. Air Force as an Air Traffic Controller. He worked for Orange County EMS and was involved on their first “run.” Bruce was a lab analyst for 26 years and was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church. He enjoyed volunteering and serving his community. Bruce was a proud Aggie dad and he was very proud of both of his daughters in all of their accomplishments. He was preceded in death by parents, Marvin and Regina Smith; and brother, Donald Glen Smith. Bruce is survived by his wife, Angie Smith of Orange; daughters, Krystal Johnson and husband, Travis of Elgin, Okla., and Ashton Smith of Houston. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Haley Elizabeth Johnson, Brance Wyatt Johnson; sister, Linda Holcombe and husband, Ronnie of Mauriceville; and many other relatives. The family would like to extend a special thank you to everyone over the past couple of years for their prayers, love and support. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Mary School Foundation, 2600 Bob Hall Road, Orange, Texas 77630 or Southeast Texas Hospice, 912 W. Cherry Avenue, Orange, Texas 77630.

Frank Hryhorchuk Bridge City Frank “Butch” Hryhorchuk, 80, of Bridge City, died We d n e s d a y, Aug. 1, 2012, at his home. A Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday, Aug. 4, at St. Henry Catholic Church in Bridge City with the Rev. Steven Leger officiating. Burial followed at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. Born in Deweyville, on March 18, 1932, Butch was the son of John and Mary Katherine (Rut) Hryhorchuk. He served in the US Army and worked as a lab tech leader at Texaco. He was preceded in death by his son, Bryan Hryhorchuk; daughters, Mary Jane Hryhorchuk Scales and Rose Marie Hryhorchuk Weatherholt; brothers, Adolph, Johnni, Eugene, Steven, Vincent and Tommy Hryhorchuk; and sisters, Lorena Doyle, Rose Bergstresser & Stephanie Burton. Butch is survived by his wife of 56 years, Eva Hryhorchuk; son, Mark Hryhorchuk and wife Karen of Corpus Christi; daughter, Barbara Hryhorchuk Lee and husband Lance of Corinth; fifteen grandchildren, Thomas Hryhorchuk, John Tyler Hryhorchuk, Samantha Scales Bryan, Jennifer Scales Rybolt, Christina Scales Macey, Emily Scales Smith, Sean Hryhorchuk, Corey Hryhorchuk, Jeremy Lee, Anthony Lee, Andrew Lee, Jenna Lee, Janie Weatherholt, Kelli Weatherholt, Bradley Weatherholt; sixteen great-grandchildren; and sisters, Nickie Cappel, Bessie Hryhorchuk, and Katherine Mason. His grandsons served as pallbearers. The family would like to extend their heartfelt gratitude to the caregivers from Texas Home Health Hospice. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Parkinson Disease and Lewy Bodies Dementia, PDCMDC, 6550 Fannin, Suite 1801, Houston, Texas 77030.

Billy Ray Smith Sr. Orange Billy Ray Smith Sr., 78, of Orange, passed away Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012 at The Meadows in Orange. Services to honor Billy Ray’s life were held on Sunday, Aug. 5, in the Chapel of Dorman Funeral Home in Orange with the Rev. Jeff Sanders officiating. Born on Sept. 12, 1933 in Beaumont to his parents, Blum Smith Sr. and Annie Laura Smith, he was a longtime resident of Orange, he worked as a boilermaker in the construction industry and he attended the United Pentecostal Church in Orangefield. Billy Ray enjoyed going fishing, raising rabbits, cooking, the gardening of vegetables, eating satsumas and spending time with his family. Billy Ray is preceded in death by his parents; his sisters, Barbara Ella Kelley, Anna Laura Cole, Rose Annie Smith and Josephine Alford; his brothers, Melvin James Smith and Blum Smith Jr.; his daughters, Donna Jean Vigreaux and Mary Jane Smith and his son, Billy Ray Smith Jr. Survived by his sister, Rose Ella Fuselier of Orange; eleven


"You gave him a piece of his life back." Love, The Edgerly Family


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Cooking with Katherine: Katherine Aras For The Record

Here is a fun pizza you and the kids can make at home. The great thing about this pizza is the fact that you can change out the fruit to the fruit you have on hand or perhaps leave out certain things. If the coconut is not your favorite food just leave it out.

CoconutBerry Pizza

Put whatever toppings you like for instance apples, peaches or whatever you decide it will be the talk of the family every time you make this pizza. Most of all it’s great for taking out on picnics. Happy Eating! 2 tubes (8oz. each) refrigerated crescent rolls 1 pkg. (8oz.) cream cheese, softened 1 cup confectioners’ sugar 2 Tbsp. seedless raspberry jam/strawberry jam 1 carton (8oz.) frozen whipped topping, thawed

Making Snack Time Healthier

(StatePoint) Parents often struggle to get their children to forgo unhealthy snacks in favor of healthy options. With nearly a third of kids and teens overweight, childhood obesity is now a top health concern among parents in the United States, according to the American Heart Association. Healthy snacks are just as important for kids as healthy meals, as a nutritious lunch can easily be offset by the empty calories of junk food

snacks. “At school, kids will be tempted with all sorts of unhealthy snacks while you’re not around,” says Edmond Sanctis, co-founder of Sahale Snacks, a producer of healthy, all-natural snack foods. “But once kids get into a healthier eating routine, they’ll take those habits with them wherever they go.” Even if your children scoff at carrot sticks and reach for the cookies instead, there are simple ways to motivate them to snack better. Be a Role Model Eating habits start at a young age and are strongly influenced by parents. If you chow down on chips or candy in between meals, your child will learn to do the same. Eat healthy snacks in front of your kids. Clean the Pantry The easiest way to get your child to stop eating highly processed junk food is to stop supplying it. Replace chips with natural snacks that are just as easy to grab on the go.

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4 medium kiwifruit, peeled and sliced 1 1/3 cups sliced fresh strawberries 1 1/3 cups each fresh raspberries, blueberries and blackberries ½ cup flaked coconut, toasted Unroll crescent dough and place in a Greased 15-in. x 10in. x 1-in. baking pan. Press onto the bottom and up the sides of pan; seal seams. Bake at 375 degrees for 1520 minutes or until golden brown.

Opt for snacks low in saturated fat and high in nutrition. For example, Sahale Crunchers are fruit and almond snacks that rely on nature and not artificial flavors for their taste. Stock up on a variety of flavors such as Almonds with Cherries, Apples + Maple and Almonds with Cranberries, Sesame Seeds + Honey so that even the pickiest kids won’t miss junk food. Serving sizes are 140 calories or less, so they’ll be snacking better too. Get Creative Healthy snacks don’t have to be bland. Make healthy snacking more delicious by adding nuts or granola to yogurt to give it an added boost of protein, fiber, healthy monounsaturated fats, vitamins, nutrients and antioxidants.  Or make veggies more appealing by pairing them with dips like salsa and hummus. Don’t Give Up Your kids may complain at first, but stay strong. Once their taste buds get used to the new foods, they won’t miss the junk food at all. For more healthy snacking tips, visit With some direction and a little creativity, healthy snacking will become second nature to your child.

Cool on a wire rack. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, beat the cream cheese, confectioners’ sugar and jam until smooth. Fold in whipped topping. Spread over crust. Arrange fruit over top. Sprinkle with coconut. Chill until serving. Yields 16 servings. Katherine Aras Look Who’s Cooking Now (409)670-3144 Look

Great bake-free desserts ideas for summer (StatePoint) Nobody likes working in front of a hot oven during the summer. But if you and your family love desserts, you’ll still want to partake of sumptuous treats that will keep you all cool. According to top dessert experts, there’s a whole world of alternatives to baking for those who suffer from a yearround sweet tooth. “On hot days, my mind usually turns to frozen treats such as popsicles or sorbet; for something a bit more elegant I’ll whip up a chocolate ganache tart with cookie crust,” says Lindsay Landis, author of the new book, “The Cookie Dough Lover’s Cookbook.” Landis has created over fifty recipes using egg-free cookie dough that is safe to eat raw. By repurposing your favorite desserts for the summer season, you can take the need for heat out of the equation. For example, if you love pie, consider a graham cracker, whipped cream and candied fruit based dessert that can be created in minutes and served cold. And don’t forget that one of the best things about sum-

mer is the abundance of fresh fruit. No matter what you come up with, adding a garnish of exotic fresh fruits like kiwi, pineapple and mango will wow your guests with a boost of natural sweetness. Or create a parfait of frozen yogurt, fresh strawberries and a variety of nuts. For a bit of inspiration, try out this perfect no-bake summer treat from Landis: Invisible Cookie Dough Ice Pops Makes: 4 pops Active time: 5 minutes Total time: 3 hours Ingredients: 1 1/4 cups milk (skim, 2 percent, or whole) 1/3 cup light brown sugar, packed Pinch salt 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 tablespoons mini semisweet chocolate chips Directions: In a microwave-safe container or glass measuring cup, microwave milk 30 seconds or until warm to the touch. Add brown sugar and salt and stir until dissolved. Add vanilla. Place 1/2 tablespoon chocolate chips in the bottom of

Diversify Your Investment Risk

Karen Collier Special To The Record

All investments carry risk. But, as an investor, one of the biggest risks you face is that of not achieving your longterm goals, such as enjoying a comfortable retirement and remaining financially independent throughout your life. To help reach your objectives, you need to own a variety of investment vehicles — and each carries its own type of risk.

type of risk that everyIf you spread your one thinks about — the investment dollars risk that you could lose among vehicles that principal if the value of carry different types your investment drops of risk, you may inand does not recover crease your chances before you sell it. All of owning some ininvestments are subject vestments that do to market risk. You can well, even if, at the help lessen this risk by same time, you own Karen Collier others that aren’t. As Edward Jones Financial Advisor owning a wide variety of investments from a result, you may be able to reduce the overall level different industries and even of volatility in your portfolio. different countries. • Inflation (purchasing pow(Keep in mind, though, that diversification can’t guarantee er) risk — If you own a fixeda profit or protect against all rate investment, such as a Certificate of Deposit (CD), that losses.) To diversify your risk fac- pays an interest rate below tors, you first need to recog- the current rate of inflation, nize them. Here are some of you are incurring purchasthe most common types of in- ing power risk. Fixed-income investments can help provide vestment risk: • Market risk — This is the reliable income streams, but


each of four 1/3-cup ice-pop molds or small paper cups. Top each with milk mixture. Insert sticks and place molds in freezer. Freeze until solid, at least 3 hours. To release pops, run molds under warm water 20 to 30 seconds; they should slide right out. If using paper cups, simply peel cups away and discard. If your ice-pop mold does not include built-in sticks or a lid to hold them in place, you may find yourself with sticks pointing every which way but up. To prevent this, stretch a layer of plastic wrap over the top of the mold and secure it with a rubber band. Cut a small slit in the plastic, centered over each pop, and insert a stick through each opening. Alternatively, you can adjust sticks as necessary after about 45 minutes of freezing, when the pops aren’t yet frozen solid. For more no-bake dessert ideas, visit You don’t need an oven. You just need ingenuity to create crowd-pleasing summer treats.

you also need to consider investments with growth potential to help work toward your long-term goals. • Interest-rate risk — Bonds and other fixed-income investments are subject to interest-rate risk. If you own a bond that pays 4% interest, and newly issued bonds pay 5%, it would be difficult to sell your bond for full price. So if you wanted to sell it prior to maturity, you might have to offer it at a discount to the original price. However, if you hold your bonds to maturity, you can expect to receive return of your principal provided the bond does not default. • Default risk — Bonds, along with some more complex investments, such as options, are subject to default risk. If a company issues a bond that you’ve bought and that company runs into severe financial difficulties, or even goes bankrupt, it may default on its bonds, leaving you holding the bag. You can help protect against this risk by sticking with “investment-grade” bonds — those that receive high ratings from independent rating agencies such as Standard & Poor’s or Moody’s. • Liquidity risk — Some investments, like real estate, are harder to sell than others. Thus, real estate is considered more “illiquid” than many common investments. Make sure you understand what type of risk is associated with every investment you own. And try to avoid “overloading” your portfolio with too many investments with the same type of risks. Doing so will not result in a totally smooth journey through the investment world — but it may help eliminate some of the “bumps” along the way. This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your local Edward Jones Financial Advisor. Karen Collier is an Edward Jones Financial Advisor and her office is located at 715 Texas Ave, Suite D in Bridge City. Her office number is 409-7354110.

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Wilson “King” Dunn: Home Sweet Home As I have written earlier, Dee and I spent our first several months of married life living with my parents and helping with the milking and farming. During this time, I tore down an unused building out near the barn and used the lumber to construct a 12x21 house out on the hill where Tommy’s house now stands. We lived there a few months and I started working at the store in Mauriceville. Dad owned a quarter’s interest in the store at the time. We had a bad cold winter that year. The condition of the road made it impossible to get to work from our house so we loaded our small collection of furniture on a wagon and moved into a small three room apartment near the store. Asa and Ella Mae later moved into that house on the hill, added on to it and raised their family there. After living by the store for a few months, I was offered a job at the Orange Paper Mill making a little more money. Again we moved. This time we moved in with Dee’s mother and two children, Violet and Ocie, who lived in a large house on Eighth Street in Orange. This is where we were living when Nita was born in 1940. In the meantime, I had applied for and gotten a job at Levingston Shipyard, again earning a little better salary. During all this time, I had managed to scrape and save and accumulate $400 to purchase the 19 acres of land I now call home. A Ned Cooper owed money to the Mauriceville store and the store took the land as payment. I bought the property from the store, paying $10 to $15 whenever I had it. Having the land paid for, we decided to go into debt and build a house. This house was located between where I live now and Nita’s home. When we moved into the new house it had cost us a little over $850 and was still not finished on the inside. This was our home from the early 1940’s until 1954. Andy, Derry and Danny were born during the time we lived in that house. In 1950, when Eloide and I were both working at the post office, we decided to rent our home and move into a place belonging to Mr. J.P. Hilliard on the corner across from the post office and across from the railroad tracks. It was handy for us to walk to work and for the kids to walk to school. We lived there about two years and then moved back into our home, where we made plans to build a new home. We started on the new home in August, 1954 and finished in December. We moved into the new home on New Year’s Day, 1955, and here I have lived ever since. Some of you have vague

Memories from the past memories of the other build- shipyard before becoming a ings that once stood on the foreman for County Commisproperty between my house sioner Peveto. In the early 70s, and Nita’s. After I was released he was elected Precinct 2 counfrom the Army in 1945, I erect- ty commissioner. He died of stomach caned a welding cer in 1989. shop and did some light The next mechanic son was Quinwork in front cy Otis Dunn, of the house who was an tried to known as make a living Buck. He was at home. born in 1906. One day a He married man named Ester SimE.J. Bailes mons from stopped by. Tyler and Pulpwood their only was big busichild was Sanness then dra. Ester died and he had when Sandra just signed a was very Wilson “King” Dunn contract on a young. Buck 1918-2012 large tract of later married land nearby. He needed a place Alice Molin and raised her son, to set up a camp for his pulp- Steven Molin, as his own. Buck wood crew. After a few days of was a logger and later a pile talk, I agreed to sell him two driver for the same outfit that acres with the stipulations I employed Asa. He died in 1966 would get it back at the end of from complications of appenhis operation. In return,he built dicitis. a small store and filling station The fourth child, Harriet for me and used my station to Icyphene, was the only girl in a gas up his trucks. On the rest of family of eight boys. She was the land he built a long barrack born in 1908 and died in 1972 type building for the haulers to from cancer. She married stay. He also erected a two Dewey Bean and their chilapartment dwelling for his son dren were Dewey Lenvill and and son-in-law, both of whom Mary Elizabeth Bean (Welch). worked for him. Out in the cen- They had another daughter, ter he built a large garage with a Patricia, who died at an early mechanic on duty to service the age. Harriet and Dewey lived trucks. It all went smooth for a in a house across the canal year or so but then the timber from our home near what is ran out, the trucks got old and now the old Meyers place. I unreliable and the operation can remember, as a child, seegradually faded out. I regained ing her walking toward our the land. The barracks burned home, pregnant, carrying her after some uncured hay was daily washing, crossing the castored in it. Later the apart- nal on two logs that Dewey ment building mysteriously had cut and placed there for a burned and the shop gradually bridge. I walked across those rotted down. After I got the two logs many times myself. postmaster job in 1947, I closed They later moved that house the store and station and later to the end of what is now Bean tore it down. Road. It is gone now. Now all those buildings are The fifth child was Asa Eph gone and forgotten. Dunn. Eph was the name of my My Brothers and Sister uncle, Eph Dunn, who settled in Our immediate family is Starks, La. Asa was born Aug. close knit and gets together of- 29, 1911, and died almost 100 ten enough to stay in touch years later, on June 1, 2011. He with one another. Some of you married Ella Mae King and have asked about the Dunn their children were Tracy Dunn, family in which I was a child Barbara Dunn (Crume), Ronnie and grew up with. Dunn, and Sharon Dunn My dad, William T. Dunn, (Smith). Asa worked for many came to the area from North years for the Orange County Texas and met and married Water Company, now a part of Mary A. Brown, who was one the Sabine River Authority. He of 17 children belonging to my walked the levees looking for grandfather Bud Brown. leaks and regulating the water Their first son, William gates. He was later employed as Latham Dunn was born in a pile driver. He served several 1902 and died in 1903. terms as a school board memThere second son, Gordon ber for the Mauriceville School. Lois Dunn, was born in 1905. Asa raised his family in a home He married Oleta Rhea Thomp- where Tommy’s house now son of Orange who was born in stands. The family later relocat1908 and died after a long bat- ed in Kentucky where he and tle with tuberculosis in 1941. Ella lived the last several years They had two children, Bonnie of their life. and Bill. Gordon later married Brother Wayne Thomas Dess Crew, who also died be- Dunn was born in 1913. He fore him. Gordon worked at the worked for Steidman Company

in Beaumont for a few years and then went to work for Production Credit Association in Liberty. After Dad died, Wayne came home almost every weekend to stay with Momma. Wayne did not get married until late in his life when he married Marcella Rainey. He did not have any children. He died of a hear attack while vacationing in Alabama in 1980. Wendell Price Dunn was the seventh child. He was born in 1916 and died in 1998. He married Vera Petry from Orange and their only son was Leonard Wayne Dunn. They are all deceased. Wendell was a prisoner of war during World War II. He arrived on the beaches of Normandy on the second day of the D-Day operation and was soon captured by the Germans. The prisoners were required to do KP duty for the German soldiers. He told the story of how the prisoners would put potato skins in the pockets while they were peeling potatoes to cook for the Germans. At night, they would boil the skins in an empty can over an open fire. He said those potato skins tasted pretty good. The prisoner’s regular meal was rice. Wendell was a welder and retire from the shipyard. He and Vera lived in West Orange and later built a nice home on Dunn Lane. I, Wilson Oscar Dunn, was the seventh boy. You all know the particulars; born on June 16, 1918, married Sylvia Eloide Linscomb in 1938, lived together for 72 years and raised a large and loving family of which we were proud of. Eloide died Jan. 10, 2011. Robert (Sam) Weldon Dunn was the ninth and youngest child, born April 25, 1926. Sam married Carrie Lee Toney from Gist and they had six children; Gayla, Robert, John, Rhonda, Shannon, and James. They

lived in Vidor, then Gist and later moved into the home place at the end of Dunn Lane after Momma moved over by Harriet. Sam retired from Temple Eastex paper mill in Evadale. He scaled logs, which means he determined the square feet of wood a hauler would bring in on his truck. Mills paid loggers by the square foot them; now the loads are


weighted. Sam died from heart disease Dec. 1, 2010. I bring you this information from memory and if I erred on anything I am sorry. I could not go into details such as inlaws and grandchildren because of space. I hope this information will clear up questions in your mind regarding your aunts, uncles and cousins.

In the Garden by Pearl Burgess

The darkness is fading, the sun turns away night Walking in my garden gives me much delight, The morning dew clings to the delicate rose Yellow dandelions brush a little rabbit’s nose. Early birds sing out “good morning” to me Along with crickets, butterflies, and bumble bees, Strolling in my garden is such a joy and a treat Smelling the flowers with their perfume so sweet. Alone in my garden, I find such solace there For I feel the Lord’s presence everywhere, Walking and talking with Him each day I feel loving arms around me while I pray I remember His miracles around Lake Galilee The lame He made walk and the blind to see, In my own little garden, I remember that He Suffered betrayal in the Garden of Gethsemane. As I walk in my garden, I think of His pain Because of His love, eternal life I gained, My garden gives me strength to live each day For it reminds me to seek His will and pray.

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Football is back . . .


New offensive coordinator for the Bridge City Cardinals, Gary Brewton, works with incoming quarterback Daniel Faulk during practice this week. RECORD PHOTO: Mark Dunn

Brewton to direct BC offense

Quentin Tezeno carries the ball during practice this week as the West Orange-Stark Mustangs gear up for the 2012 football season. RECORD PHOTO: Meri Elen Jacobs



n the heat of early August the Bridge City Cardinals hit the practise field with renewed enthusiasm this week. “They feel like they have something to prove,” assistant football coach James Johnson commented as practise began. After three consecutive playoff runs the 2012 Cardinals are in the hunt for a fourth trip into the post season under Head Coach Cris Stump. Joining the Cardinals in the quest is new offensive coordinator Gary Brewton. Brewton replaces Josh Smalley who became the new athletic director and head coach of the Orangefield Bobcats. Brewton comes to Bridge City from Ozen High School where he was offensive coordinator and quarterback coach the past three years. Brewton engineered one of the most explosive offenses in Dist. 20-4A last season averaging 350 yards and 28 BREWTON JOINS BC



Josh Smalley, the new head football coach for the Orangefield Bobcats, officially stepped onto the field as the leader and teacher for the team. Coach Smalley, who recently came over from off a four year run as the Offensive Coordinator at Bridge City High School, has a lot to look forward to considering his football experience in the area. He was kind enough to let me sit in on a film

session with him a few days before camp, and the new head football coach of Orangefield High School was focused in like a laser beam. Long since removed from his quarterbacking days at Bridge City High School, where he was an All-District player, Coach Smalley commenced training camp on Monday with everything resting on his shoulders. “It’s a lot more responsibility,” he said, when asked about how it would change his preparation coming into the season as

the man in charge. “Instead of being the guy that’s taking orders, now you’re the guy who’s giving orders. Everything’s on me, ultimately. I still delegate a lot of responsibility to the assistant coaches, and they’ve been great so far doing the things that I’ve asked them to do, and thing’s that I haven’t asked them to do; but ultimately it’s all on me.” Coach Smalley comes into the position overseeing a solid group of returning talSEE SMALLEY PAGE 2B


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Smalley takes over in Orangefield From Page 1B

Bridge City Cardinal Ashton Hunter lead the team in warm up drills as football practice begins. RECORD PHOTO: Mark Dunn

Brewton to direct BC offense From Page 1B

points per game. Ozen scored over 60 points twice last season in the longest playoff run in school history. “I am really excited to come to a community school like Bridge City,” says Brewton. “I am very familiar with the program and Coach Stump. This is a great opportunity for me and I cannot wait to get started.” Brewton has been a varsity football coach for 15 years and has been coordinating the past 4 years. He lists several NFL coaches including Larry Kennan, Dave Cully, Adam Henry and Tony Marciano as major influences in his philosophies. As practises begin this week Brewton was working with quarterbacks Daniel Faulk and Chase Suggart to fill the position vacated by Matt Menard who was graduated last year. Other specialty position players were also graduated last year, receivers Cameron Dishon and Mitchell Hubbard will be missed but not irreplaceable. Receiver and defensive back Tanner Cervanka will be back in the lineup this season The strength of the 2012 Cardinals will be in a solid defense and one of the most powerful offensive lines in Dist. 21-3A. Brewton has been a featured lecturer for the coaches Choice DVD Series and is frequently seen on campuses of other high school and collegiate programs to hone his skills. Returners for the Cardinals include Jordan Schamber, Caleb Spruell, Keaton Langston, Tanner Cervanka, Zack Cole, Jacob Scales, Ashton Hunter and Josh Henry among others. The Cardinals will take on Lumberton as scrimmages begin on August 17. The Cardinals open their season on the road against the Newton Eagles on August 31.

ent with something to prove. The Bobcats are coming off a 5-5 season, and are trying to put an end to a playoff drought that has been ongoing since the team’s last appearance in 2003. With that being said; what kind of expectations should Coach Smalley have for the season? Plenty. “My expectations are to win every game we play. That’s why we practice, that’s why we watch film, that’s why we prepare. I want to be a playoff team.” Along with offensive coordinator Brandon Prouse, and defensive coordinator Brian Waguespack; Coach Smalley plans to use the Slot-T as his offensive plan while implementing a 50 based formation on defense. A key player returning and looking at seeing a larger role this season is Junior Running Back Carl Wiley. A considerable part of the offense last year, Wiley rushed for over 500 yard and three touchdowns on the year. He averaged 20 yard per kick return, which let’s you know he has some moves, and in one of the highlights of the year; took one to the house for 98 yards on a Jasper squad that was known for it’s speed. “Carl is going to be a work horse for us, no doubt about it,” he said. “He’s been up here everyday this Summer, working hard, getting in shape and running. He’s going to be one of the main guys running the ball for us.” After replacing a few blockers on the Offensive Line, the quarterback position will need to be addressed by the Bobcats in

Orangefield Bobcat Head Coach Josh Smalley reviews films of his first opponent East Chambers. RECORD PHOTO: Chris Menard

camp this season. Even with the whole team as his responsibility, Smalley knows what it takes to use his valuable insight to help mentor the eventual starter because of his past as former high school quarterback and his years spent as the offensive coordinator for the Cardinals. “You always want to gravitate to the kids in the positions you know about and that you are more comfortable with, and obviously quarterback is one of those positions I’m just comfortable being around,” Smalley said. “I’ve played it, studied it, researched it and coached it, so it’s something I’m very familiar with. I plan on being around the quarterback a lot this year.” Quarterback is arguably the most important position on the field and Coach Smalley knows

better than anyone how important it is to have a special type of understanding and relationship with his play-caller. “It’s very important. You’ve got to be able to trust that guy,” he said. “He’s an extension of you and he’s a coach on the field. He’s the guy in the huddle... he’s got to have composure, a guy that the teammates look up to and believe in; he’s somebody who is going to get the job done.” When Coach Smalley talks football, it’s natural, and you could tell from the casual nature that he did it with, that this is a person who is extremely knowledgeable about the game, a person who lives and breathes football and is all about the team SEE SMALLEY NEXT PAGE

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first. As the session came to a close, I asked him about Bobcat Nation and what it could expect as the season gets underway, and he replied “Come out and support the kids. We’re going to have a good year. We know people don’t expect much from us, but we expect a lot from ourselves. Come out and be loud. Be passionate fans. You’re going to like the product on the field, you’re going to like the way the kids behave themselves and represent Orangefield.

At the end of the year, I hope that we’re going into week 11 and week 12 in the playoffs, getting ready to play somebody and we hope you’ll be proud of the product we put on the field.” With a promising season just around the corner, Orangefield opens up the season against the East Chambers Buccaneers on Friday, Aug. 31 out in Winnie, Texas. If you are part of Bobcat Nation, get your orange ready, and go out to represent your team.

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Tournaments giving back to the community and experience of its anglers, but the prize money is considerable and no organization takes better care of its field of contestants! While it is a very competitive team event, there is no good reason not to fish this one in 2013. I attended the Captain’s meeting the night before and they fed every contestant a huge steak along with potato salad, beans, cold drinks and beer. There was a live auction for fabulous trips and prizes, raffle drawings for everything from rod and reels to shotguns and every one there was walking around with a towel or t-shirt or both! The following numbers will give you some idea of just how fast this thing has grown in only three years. The team entries increased from 93 last year to 142 this year and they paid 25 places a total of $10,720 in cash and prizes. An additional $500 was awarded the team with the winning flounder stringer when their fish were all released alive. Fifteen of the twenty-three flounder weighed in were released alive! Numerous side pots yield-

COLBURN-FISHING DICKIE COLBURN discovered this past weekend that there is something even more challenging than fishing two tournaments at the same time and that is trying to cover both weigh-ins! As it turned out, I had to bale early on the Cops Helping Kids weigh-in as I have been working John Thomas’ O.C.A.R.C. event for the past 25 years and I wasn’t going to be late for this year’s edition. Jim Morrissey really did me a solid by emailing me the final stats for the Cops Helping Kids Tournament. I can assure you that I wasn’t the only one making that run between Dick Dowling Park and the OCARC center in Orange. I was surprised at the number of fishermen that hustled to make the 3:00 pm weigh-in at Dick Dowling and the 6 p.m. weighin in Orange. The weigh masters from the S.A.L.T. Club handling the Cops Helping Kids weighin didn’t keep the fish so that folks fishing both tournaments could weigh the same fish. I talked with Chris Romano at the OCARC weigh-in and he had driven all the way back just to donate his fish for the Sunday evening fish fry for the kids at the center! At least a dozen or more fishermen that I talked with at the OCARC event were looking forward to fishing both tournaments next year and were hoping the Cops Helping Kids event could be scheduled a little earlier or later. Viator told me at their Captain’s meeting the night before that he was simply trying to avoid several other tournaments when initially planning this one and wasn’t even aware of the annual OCARC date at the time. “Both tournaments are benefit events that help folks in their communities that really need it,” said Viator, “and we will try to find a date next year that accommodates the fishermen, sponsors, and both organizations.” The format for both tournaments is really on the opposite ends of the scale, however, and for the most part, neither attracts the same core group of fishermen. Perhaps no other tournament in this part of the state does more to get not only the kids, but the entire family involved in fishing than the annual OCARC tourney. The kids fish free, the entry fee for the parent or guardian is still only $25 and every kid that weighs in a fish earns at the very least a trophy and in some cases, a check as well. At least half of the winners are always

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ed some serious extra cash as well, but first second and third in each division paid the biggest bucks with a total of $2250 up for grabs in each. Team Daley’s Hunt N Fish #2 won the red division and a $1000 with 2 reds that weighed 15.18 pounds. Team Spanky’s Wrecker #1 won the trout division with 11.95 pounds, and Team County Home and Ranch #2 won the flounder division with 5.82 pounds. Team Jordan won the largest red pot with an 8.66 pound fish, Team Spanky’s Wrecker #1 won the largest trout pot with a 7.64 pound trout and Team Rising won the flounder pot with a 4.43 pound fish. There is no doubt that the Jefferson County Sheriffs Association needs a few weeks to catch their breath before making plans for next year’s event, but you need to mark that date down on your calendar as soon as it is released. Congratulations to not only both organizations for a job well done, but to the sponsors and fishermen that support them each year as well. Fishing for a cause is far more gratifying than fishing for a prize!

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the kids and no young fisherman will ever forget their minute of fame on the stage with weigh master Joe Persohn! Eleven different categories pay 31 places so lots of winners walk off with some money at the end of the day. While it is definitely a laid back family atmosphere, it usually takes a solid fish to win one of the $250 checks each year and this year was no exception. Luke McFarlane took the bass division with an impressive 3.56 pound fish. Mike Foreman’s 4.02 pound flounder turned more than a few heads, Eddie William’s 27inch 6.87 pound red couldn’t have been any fatter and Ricky Adams took the speck division with a solid 4.69 pound trout. Ricky also took home an extra

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High school, college, pro football practices underway KAZ’S KORNER JOE KAZMAR FOR THE RECORD

Although the NFL training camps have been going full-speed ahead for the last 10 days or so, conditioning drills began for both high school and collegiate football players this week. High school teams that opted for spring practice (Ozen, Central and West Brook in Beaumont, Port Arthur Memorial and Port Neches-Groves) won’t begin until Monday. Our two area Southland Conference members, the Lamar Cardinals and my alma mater McNeese, began the brutal conditioning drills. The Houston Texans and New Orleans Saints have their respective training camps near their home stadiums while the Dallas Cowboys are practicing this summer at Oxnard, Calif. where they have normally spent a portion of their practices in previous years. The University Interscholastic League has modified some of its rules in an effort to make high school football safer for the players. Teams cannot put on pads and their full protective gear until four days of practice are completed. Practice during the first four days cannot last longer than three hours. The second practice during the first week is for teaching only and not conditioning. Then, on the fifth day, they can hold two-day practices, but not on consecutive days. Water breaks are unlimited during high school practices with many schools providing fruit and even pickle juice to help the athletes get acclimated to the extreme Texas heat in August. West Orange-Stark Mustangs head coach Cornel Thompson has added a special wrinkle for Friday’s first day with full pads—Midnight Madness. The Mustang hopefuls will don the pads late Thursday night and begin practice at 12:01 a.m. Friday. Fans are urged to be on hand for a fun-filled early morning extravaganza. The NFL’s new collective bargaining agreement also has banned two-a-day practice sessions while many colleges have cut back on multiple practice days over the last few years. The Dallas Cowboys have moderated their approach to training camp by trying to be less boisterous about the upcoming season, especially from Idiot Owner Jerry Jones and overweight defensive coordinator Rob Ryan, who just about guaranteed a Super Bowl appearance last season. In reality the Cowboys have struggled just to be a mediocre NFL team, instead of trying to live up to being America’s Team of the past. The Pokes in the last 15 years have posted a 120120 record in the regular season and 1-6 in the playoffs. Seven-time All-Pro tight end Jason Witten knows the window of opportunity is closing as he approaches his tenth season with the Cowboys. He’s only been in four playoff games with Dallas with the Pokes posting only a single victory. The Cowboys are aware that their opening game of the 2012 season Sept. 5 against the defending Super Bowl champion New York Giants could be their toughest and most important game of the season. Head Coach Jason Garrett, whose job could very well be in jeopardy, is determined to make his team mentally tougher than it has been in the past. His main concern was the fourthquarter leads the Cowboys blew in five of their eight losses last season. “These are long practices with a lot of running,” Garrett told the press last week. “But you have to be able to gut it out. This is what the fourth quarter is going to be like. We haven’t gotten the job done. It’s a bottom-line, get-the-job-done business. I think our team understands that.” Another place where things are far from routine during training camp is down in New Orleans where the Saints are operating without Head Coach Sean Payton, who has been suspended for the entire 2012 season by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell for his knowledge of the alleged pay-to-injure bounty program. The Saints players intend to pay homage to Payton by leaving an empty seat for him in the Saints’ meeting room as well as on the team bus and plane. The team named assistant Joe Vitt as the interim coach, but has not said who the interim-for-the-interim coach will be when Vitt begins serving his six-game suspension when the regular-season begins. However, the Saints were successful Sunday in the season’s first exhibition game—the annual Hall of Fame Game at Canton, Ohio—defeating the Arizona Cardinals 17-10. Arizona starting quarterback Kevin Kolb left the game after the third series with bruised ribs after a “clean” tackle by the Saints’ defense. The Houston Texans had Monday off as they prepare for their first preseason game Saturday at Carolina. Head Coach Gary Kubiak was happy because the team finished what he categorized as a “good week” of practice and let his players take off the pads a half-hour early Saturday. On the college scene the Lamar Cardinals began practicing Monday night as they prepared for their season’s opener at Louisiana-Lafayette Sept. 1. Head Coach Ray Woodard said that of the 22 projected starters on offense and defense as few as four and not more than six will be seniors. And across the Sabine River in Lake Charles, La. the McNeese State Cowboys reported for practice last Tuesday and put the pads on for the first time Friday. Head Coach Matt Viator is determined to improve on the Cowboys’ 6-5 record as they get ready for their first game Aug. 30 (Thurs.) against Middle Tennessee State at Murfreesboro, TN. The Texas Aggies are excited about abandoning the Big 12 and going to the Southeastern Conference to play “real college football” for a change. The Aggies are trying like crazy to not look past their season opener Aug. 30 against Louisiana Tech at Shreveport to the SEC opener the following weekend against Florida at Kyle Field. And the Texas Longhorns were looking for team leaders when they officially started preseason camp Sunday. Another priority for Head Coach Mack Brown was to name a starting quarterback between sophomore David Ash and junior Case McCoy. Brown rotated both quarterbacks all last season without naming a permanent starter. The ‘Horns open the season against Wyoming Sept. 1 and then play New Mexico the following Saturday. KWICKIES…It seemed almost bizarre that good guy pro golfer Jim Furyk led last weekend’s Bridgestone Invitational SEE KAZ



Magnum sized fish on mini sized plugs OUTDOORS/FISHING CAPT. CHUCK UZZLE FOR THE RECORD

We have all had the perfect conditions not pay dividends, everything seems to be right but the results just don’t show anything for the effort. This scenario plays itself out many times over during an angler’s career, especially in the summer. During extended periods when rain and runoff get scarce and the water clarity gets so good it borders on ridiculous many fishermen have a hard time catching fish. Upper coast anglers especially struggle with these conditions because they are not anywhere close to normal for the water we fish. In situations like these it pays to down size your offerings, smaller baits are often just the ticket to get fish to bite. Fly fishermen for years have understood this concept better than anyone; after all they are the folks who patterned the phrase “match the hatch”. In the early part of the summer the finfish like shad and pogies will be smaller than during the late summer and early fall. The incredible population of this small baitfish is what makes the predator fish like trout and redfish so thick in our part of the world. Lower coast venues don’t have anywhere near the populations of shad that Sabine and Calcasieu possess so understanding and knowing the size of this baitfish can be critical to getting a bite. On more than one occasion I have seen first hand what happens when you down size just a little and make that perfect adjustment. The fish seem to get locked in and all

those near misses become bone jarring strikes. For the angler who desires to catch a little bit of everything, big fish and numbers, the junior sized plugs like the Mirr-o-lure She Dog, She Pup and Rapala Skitterwalk Junior are extremely tough to beat. The smaller profile on these plugs will catch more fish in clear water on a day to day basis than just about anything else this side of a bait stand. According to Texas Parks and Wildlife surveys of stomach contents from both speckled trout and redfish the average size food found in these fish was 3 inches long. Sure trout and reds will eat bigger offerings, but they rarely turn down that size bait when they a get a chance. For my own personal preference I would rather throw the smaller plugs, they seem to give me better results all the way around on both numbers and big fish. If you really think about it throwing the smaller plugs makes plenty of sense, you can easily throw a bait that’s too big but it’s tough to throw one that’s too small. On a recent trip I put the small topwater theory to work while fishing with 3 other clients aboard my boat. Each angler was armed with a topwater plug, 2 with larger bodied plugs like Super Spooks and He-Dogs and 1 other along with myself throwing Spook Jr’s and She Pups. Conditions were perfect and the fish cooperated as we ran our own little “science experiment” so to

speak. The smaller plugs really did a number on both the better trout and redfish as well. The percentage of hook ups versus strikes was decidedly in favor of the smaller baits as well. There were plenty of fish to go around and even the big blow ups and misses were a treat. In the end there was no doubt the smaller sized topwaters were the perfect offering. The clear water small plug presentations that really shine on the lower coast can be used

effectively on any body of water. On Sabine or Calcasieu during the summer months when the trout are shadowing big schools of shad you can bet the smaller plugs are going to produce. I have seen fishermen who just took their offerings and scaled them down one size literally save fishing trips. Back off the big plugs and get small if you want to really put the odds in your favor this summer.


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The Orange County Farmers’ Market is open for the season on Wednesdays from 3-6 p.m. and Saturday from 7-10 a.m. The market ends when the produce is sold out, which is often earlier than the times shown. The following items are now available: purple hull peas, okra, watermelon, bell peppers, eggplant, hot peppers, fresh muscadines, blueberries (frozen), blueberry WE SELL juice, jams and jellies, fig prePARTS FOR serves, salsa, chow-chow, local honey, fresh eggs, homemade ALL MAJOR cookies and bread, boudain, BRANDS!!! jerky, sausage (jalapeno, green onion, smoked, and Italian), house plants, and more. The vendors really appreciate small bills if you have them. The market is held in the parking lot in front of Big Lots on MacArthur Drive. For additional information, contact

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Demolition team wins Triple Crown Div. 1 World Series The GT Demolition 13U Major Baseball team captured the Triple Crown Division I World Series championship by defeating the San Diego Cherokees 7-4 last Sunday in Steamboat Springs, Colo. After going 2-1 and pool play losing only a one run ball game to a tough Northern California team, the Demolition went 7-1 the rest of the way to capture the crown. The “Demo” earned wins versus several Little League Word Series teams from a year ago. These include South Dakota and Chula Vista, Calif. There

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lect Academy in the final. After moving to the division 1 bracket, the “Demolition” acquired wins against teams from Kansas, Idaho, South Dakota, Oklahoma and Southern California. After falling to the San Diego Cherokees 4-3 in the double elimination quarter-final round, the Demolition fought back to win two games to face San Diego. Two wins were needed to capture the crown for Southeast Texas. The Demolition had great defense, timely hitting, good base running and sound pitching to capture the title.

are only three players that represent Orange County. They include Payton Robertson (WO-S), Kyle Bergeron (BC) and Joseph Adams (BC). The Demolition had an accumulative record of 45-17 for the 2012 season counting the World Series in Steamboat Springs, Colo. This is the second year in a row for this team to win their division of the World Series. Last year, the GT Demolition won their flight in the USSSA Global World Series in Gulf Shores, Ala. as 12 year olds. There they defeated the highly touted Georgia-Se-

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“Big Love,” “I’m So Afraid,” “Go Your Own Way,” “Trouble,” and “Seeds We Sow.” Regarding the new tour he says, “As I’ve grown as an artist, I’ve gotten more and more in touch with my center, and that center is voice and guitar. Over time it has become increasingly vital to express more with less; that is my touchstone now, and the embodiment of that philosophy is what will be largely represented in the new show. I’ve been thinking of doing this kind of tour for a while, and am quite excited to be doing something new, something outside my comfort zone.” Due to overwhelming demand, Lindsey Buckingham is extending his critically acclaimed U.S. tour and the Lutcher Theater is one of only five Texas performance dates. This tour precedes the recently announced Fleetwood Mac reunion tour planned for 2013, according to Stevie Nicks. (CBS This Morning) The Lutcher Theater for the Performing Arts is located at 707 Main, Orange TX.

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for a phenomenal 71 holes only to double-bogey No. 18 on Sunday and lose to Keegan Bradley, who sunk a clutch five-foot par putt to surprisingly win the event. The one bad hole cost Furyk nearly $750,000 as he settled for a tie for second place with Steve Stricker and $665,000. Bradley carded a 64 Sunday to win $1.4 million at Firestone Country Club in Akron, Ohio. Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt successfully defended his title as the Fastest Man on Earth as he roared past an impressive field to win a gold medal in the 100 meters Sunday with an Olympic record 9.63 seconds, the second fastest time ever run. Bolt, 25, became the first man to repeat as 100-meter champion in a race on the track. He set world records in the 100 and 200 in Beijing, then lowered them at the 2009 world track and field championships, 9.58 and 19.19. Fellow Jamaican Yohan Blake finished second in 9.75 and John Gatlin of the United States, the 2004 Olympic champion, was third with 9.79 seconds. The Houston Astros squeaked past the Atlanta Braves 3-2 Saturday but failed to win back-to-back road games in the same series—something they haven’t accomplished since July 27 and 28, 2011 at St. Louis—losing Sunday 6-1 in a game much closer than the final score. The Astros tied the game 1-1 in the sixth inning, but a two-out wild pitch by starter Bud Norris with the bases loaded and a single broke the game wide open. Through Sunday’s loss the Astros stood at 36-73 and a paltry 11-46 away from home. Houston is entertaining the NL East Division-leading Washington Nationals in a four- game series that began Monday at Minute Maid Park. Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant has kept a low profile off the football field since his July 16 arrest for allegedly assaulting his mother. The troubled former Lufkin High and Oklahoma State standout needs to forget about trying to be a convict and concentrate on playing football. “He’s screwed around here and got his benefit of the doubt collateral down to nothing,” commented Cowboy owner Jerry Jones. “I know how much football means to him and instincts tell me that’s going to be a big motivator for him.” JUST BETWEEN US…An editorial by Washington Post columnist George Will that ran Sunday about “accumulating evidence about football’s impact on players raised questions about the continuing viability of the sport” has gotten plenty of attention early this week. Will points out “in 1980 only three NFL players weighed 300 or more pounds. In 2011, according to, there were 352 and three that tipped the scales over 350. Various unsurprising studies indicate high early mortality rates among linemen resulting from cardiovascular disease. For players who play five or more years, life expectancy is less than 60; for linemen it is much less.” Wills concludes his editorial “accumulating evidence about new understandings of the human body—the brain, especially, but not exclusively— compel the conclusion that football is a mistake because the body is not built to absorb, and cannot be adequately modified by training or protected by equipment to absorb, the game’s kinetic energies.”

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BRIEFS Family Worship Center to host revival Family Worship Center of Orange County will host their final day of their revival at 7 p.m. on Wednesday Aug. 8. Pastor Gordy Aikin from Michigan will be preaching. The theme of the revival is “All things are possible.” The church is located at 2300 N 41st Street in Orange, off of Strickland Drive, across from The Brown Center.  For questions or more information, please email or call the church office at 409-886-1100.

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

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

New Changes For Social Security And Federal Benefit Recipients (StatePoint) The U.S. Department of the Treasury is phasing out paper federal benefit checks. Everyone who receives Social Security, Supplement Security Income (SSI) or other federal benefit payments by check is required to switch to electronic payments by March 1, 2013. “This move will save taxpayers $1 billion over the next 10 years, while ensuring all federal benefit recipients receive their money in the safest, most reliable way possible,” says David A. Lebryk, commissioner of the Treasury Department’s Financial Management Service.   While about 90 percent of Social Security and SSI payments are being made electronically, there are still approximately 7 million checks issued to beneficiaries monthly. Switching to electronic payments now is one simple step you can take to free up your summer days. No More Check Troubles There are lots of hassles with paper checks that can get in the way of enjoying summer. Electronic payments eliminate monthly trips to the bank or credit union to cash or deposit checks. When your summer plans involve travel, you don’t have to worry about a check sitting unsecured in your mailbox while you’re away.

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

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

St. Paul United Methodist Church

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

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

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

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

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

Echo Church




H.K. Clark & Sons

Knox Clark, Hiram Clark Jr, & Philip Clark

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Four Area Locations


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

Miracle Restoration Revivals Church

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

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

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

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

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

Community Classifieds Call 735-5305

Your ads published in both newspapers, the County Record and the Penny Record plus on our web site APPLIANCES USED APPLIANCES, starting at $99.95 & up, Harry’s Appliances, 302 10th. St. (10th. & main), Orange, We buy used appliances, 8864111. EMPLOYMENT WANTED: ADULT FEMALE to sit part time with adult special needs daughter. Must live in Orange, have dependable transportation and references. Call 409-886-5889. FURNITURE NEW VINEYARD BEDROOM SET,complete queen bed set, dresser w/ mirror, night stand, solid wood, $1,000; horse pulled old avery planter, @150, (409) 474-1789 or 792-0203. MISCELLANEOUS 2 4’ X 8’ FOAM BOARD SHEETS, used for flotation in boats, cost $40 sheet, sell for $30 sheet, (409) 745-1420. WASHER AND DRYER, refrigerator, microwave, stove, 2 antique mantel clocks, chest, tanning bed, dishwashers, (409) 735-2347. COSTUME JEWELRY, as priced; Piano, $700; small double cab truck, Chevy Colorado, sold as-is, $1,500; curio cabinet, glass panels, $100, call for directions, (409) 920-9905. BOAT RAMP OPEN AT BAILEY’S Fish Camp, $2 launch, (409) 474-1060. (7/11) JUGG’S PITCHING MACHINE, like new, auto feeder, throws 90 MPH, fast & curve balls etc., paid $2,500, used vey little, will sell for $1,000 for all, great buy! (409) 474-1518. LAMAR TEXT BOOK SALE: The Norton Anthology American Literacy 7th. edition, for American Lit. I, $35; Campbell Biology, 7th. edition, for intro to Bio Non Science, $45; The Theater experience, 12th. edition, for intro into theater, $15, CALL SEAN @ (409) 474-2290. FIREWOOD FOR SALE. Four cords, 88 blocks (not split), 22 inches long. $250 CASH. Call 409-745-3985. 8N FORD TRACTOR, has transmission problems, $650, (409) 988-2391. SERVICES PRESSURE WASHING, homes and mobile homes: 12’ x 40’, $60; 12’ x 70’, $70; 12’ x 60’, $75; 14’ x 60’, $80; 14’ x 72’ $90; 16’ x 80’, $120. We also do Vinal Siding, Satisfaction Guaranteed, Call Jerry @ (409) 735-2826, if no answer leave message and we’ll call back. ENCHANTED CREATIONS Let Us Clean Your Palace! Affordable Experienced

We go the extra mile to please • Dusting • Laundry • Ovens


(409) 344-2158 REFERENCES (8/15)

ANGIES CARDINAL CLEANING House cleaning, offices. apartments, clean outs, pressure washing houses and driveways, bonded, (409) 553-3105. PETS & LIVESTOCK MIN. DAC H S H U N D PUPPIES, born 6/6/12, 1 Dapple (F), 2 blk & tan (1F1M), 1 red piebalv (F), 2 solid cream (1F-1M), $175 ea., eating regular food, (409) 6796134. (8/15) 2 FREE KITTENS TO GOOD HOMES, found on my door step, got to go, (409) 7354601. FOUND YELLOW LAB, female, red collar, found on Pine Bluff in the Little Cypress area off 3247 from Hwy 87, need to find owner or free to good home, can’t keep, (409) 779-9122. FREE BEAUTIFUL KITTENS to a good home. Call 409735-2826. If no answer, please leave a message. FREE KITTENS TO GOOD HOMES, mother on site, (409) 779-1329. RESCUE DOGS, spayed & neutered, needing good homes. Pet food donations welcome. (409) 746-9502. PUPPIES! I have 7, mixed breeds (some Lab looking), can’t afford to keep feeding them, free to good homes, (409) 988-9472. SPAYED 1 YEAR OLD LAB needs kids and fenced in yard, (409) 746-9502. SIGHT I M PA I R E D SHEPHERD mix, rescued dog, about a year old, must have fenced yard, (409) 7469502. 2 TABBY KITTENS, very playful, free to good home(s), (409) 735-2350.

MOVE IN WITH DEPOSIT ONLY! THE VILLAGE APARTMENTS AND SOUTHERN OAKS in Bridge City is now leasing 1 and 2 bedroom apartments. Water/ sewer trash is included on most units. 1 bedroom / 1 bath units starting at $450 a month, 2 bedroom 1 bath units have a washer/dryer connection and start at $650 a month. The office is located at 245 Tenney St. Bridge City. The office numbers are (409) 735-7696 or 474-9731 or 504-9952. *We are PET FRIENDLY*!

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

3/2 M.H. IN BC, in Shady Estates, CA/H, laundry room, stove & refrig., appliances, clean inside and out, excellent cond., $750 monthly (1st. & last), References Req., (409) 474-1518 or 474-2252.

3/2 WATERFRONT PROPERTY in BC. Sunroom & boat slip; see water from master bedroom & bath; family room & kitchen. Fish from your own back yard. Walking distance from high school. $1,800 per month. 200 Skylark in BC. Call 409-313-0409.

1 BEDROOM LOG CABINS in Mauriceville, real cute and in the country, $550 monthly + dep., (409) 735-2030.

BEACH RV & LOT, almost new (3yrs. old but not lived in) 33’ w/ 2 pull-outs, Beach Certified, all self cont., lots of extras (built-in TV, microwave, chargers, etc.), blinds, all hooked up on nice 100’x150’ lot in Gilcrest, 200 amp service for additional RV hookups, (409) 728-3443. (8/15)

MOBILE HOME RENTALS BC AREA , as little as $30 daily for rooms, M.H.’s by day or week, starting at $30 a day or weekly, 735-8801 or 7347771. (cctfn) 3/1 AND 3/2 IN OFISD, 1 block from schools, Large lot, W./D hookups, No Pets, $550 and $650 monthly + dep., (409) 720-8699 or 735-6701. (8/15) 2/1 W/ ALL APPLIANCES, CA/H, water paid, in nice park off Hwy 87, BCISD, $600 monthly + $350 dep., (409) 499-5906.

COMMERCIAL DUPLEX FOR SALE. Duplex on Wise St, BC, gutted from the storm, just now being put on the market. Great investment property! Worth at least $67,000 as investment to rent, will take $57,000 cash (409) 719-6674.

445 NORTH JOHN, BRIDGE CITY, 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath, 2 carport, central air/heat, Range, refrigerator, with washer dryer hook ups, all electric, nice yard. one year lease $1200 monthly, 750 deposit, (409) 735-6659.


2 BEDROOM IN BC AREA, nice and clean, all elec., stove & refrig., mini blinds, air and

EXTRA NICE BRICK 3/2 home, Lg. living room, CA/H,


‘08 HUNDIA SONETA GLS, 44K miles, great gas milage (21 City and 30 Highway), sunroof, CD, gold color,we are selling Mom’s gently used car, in beautiful condition, for $13,400, (512) 633-9997 or (409) 332-9383. ‘06 SUBARU LEGACY (OUTBACK), silver, all wheel drive, , trailer hitch, 61K miles, 4 dr., excellent cond. 1 owner, always kept in garage, heated front seats, elec. w/seats, $12,900 OBO, (614) 4838075.

HOME SALES 3/1/2CP IN WEST ORANGE, 2729 Dowling St., 1 block from school, Lg. kitchen, Lg utility room, porch off back, sunroom, 12’ x 16’ work shop building in rear, (409) 7382412. (08/29)

LIKE NEW 3/2/2 BRICK HOME with Lg. privacy fenced extra lot, on Shannon’s way, available Aug. 1st., $1,200 monthly w/ $1,000 dep., (409) 735-2030.

BRIDGE CITY 1 BEDRM., very nice and clean, all ceramic tile floors, CA/H, Lg. bathroom has vanity w/ mirrors and 2 closets, good size bedroom w/ 2 closets, all S.S. appliances in kitchen, granite counter tops, garb. disposal, dishwasher, dining area, Lg. living room w/ cathedral ceiling & tract lighting, concrete patio and parking, No Pets, $600 monthly + $300 dep. + Electric and water, yard work provided by owner, (409) 7356277 or 626-1968. (ss)

SMALL 2/1 w/ fairly new appliances, $1,800, for more info call (409) 735-3237 or 670-2619.

3/1 IN OFISD, furnished, covered deck, nice and super clean, on Sandbar Rd. at dead end, $650 monthly + $500 dep., (409) 313-4338. (8/15)

REMODELED 3/1 IN BC, 205 Champagne, No pets, references req., $700 monthly + $500 dep., (409) 719-8636 or 540-2205 after 4pm.

1/1 SPECIAL DEAL, elderly lady wants to rent apartment for services. Will trade rent for yard work (she has lawn care equipment), some small handi-man work, some security lookout, references req., (409) 728-3443. (8/15)

2/1 IN OFISD, older M.H. w/ fenced back yard, storage building, $15,000. Text “House” @ (409) 330-5001.

OFISD 3/1, 4940 FM 408, Lg. living area, $650 monthly + $450 dep., (409) 882-4706.

3/2 NEAR SCHOOLS, Lg. back yard, CA/H, $850 monthly w/ $800 dep., (409) 735-2030.

ROOMMATE NEEDED, looking for female roommate for a very nice 2/2 home in Port Neches, large front porch, washer and dryer, storage, large backyard, you could have your own refrig., cable, No pets, outside smoking, no deposit req., (409) 237-5092, leave message.

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

heat, garbage paid, No Pets, $425 monthly + dep., (409) 553-1479. (8/8)

Lg. yard, near fishing, carpet and ceramic tile, quiet neighborhood, only $850 monthly w/ $800 dep., (409) 735-2030.


3/2/2 BRICK ON 1 ACRE, CA/H, Must See! (409) 7357680 or 988-8049.

2006 Colorado Dutchman 12x35 bumper pull. 16 ft slide out. 4 adult bunk beds, queen bed in the front. Like mini hotel on wheels. Bring your silverware & you’re all set up. Asking $9,950 firm. Call 409670-9046 or 409-988-9401.


‘T R U C K S & VA N S

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

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

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

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

PA R T S N E E D E D NEED ‘96 FORD 460 ENGINE, (409) 550-2652.


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CUTEST LITTLE KITTENS EVER SEEN! 4 orange, 1 blk. & white, free to good homes, (409) 238-5119.

“Before you write out the check, let us check out the title”



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200 Skylark, B.C 3 b/r 2 bath w/sunroom & boat slip See water from Master bed room & bath, family room, and Kitchen. Fish from your own back yard. Walking distance to High School.

$1,800 per month

Call 409-313-0409

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FRI. & SAT., 4136 STARLING, PINEHURST (Off 40th Street), 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. 2 Families: small appliances, tools, lots of knick knacks & misc. items. SAT., 407 BRIDALWREATH, ORG., 8 a.m until. Estate Sale: couches, chairs, end tables, lamp, 2 mag racks, 2 beds, dresser, dishes & glassware, golf clubs, mowers, lots of clothes, TVs & lots of misc. items. SAT., 155 BLUEBERRY, BC, Multi Family Sale, rain or shine, 7 till ? Patio heater, generator, furniture, BBQ pit, kid’s clothes, toys, home decor, speakers, Much More! SAT., 10210 ASHFORD CHASSE DR., OF, 7 till 1. Lots of name brand clothes (women’s, men’s, boy’s and girl’s), baby items, toys, some household items, misc. SAT., 9386 STONEWOOD DR., OF, off Hwy 1442, 8 till 1. Furniture, metal signs (Cores, Pepsi, John Deere, etc.), 15,000 BTU 110V A/C window unit, clothes, china ware, X-Box 360, misc. SAT., 2607 CHAMPIONS DRIVE, ORG, in Country Club. Three Sister’s Annual Garage Sale! 7 Till 11. Nice clothes, glassware, books, furniture, knick-knacks, bedspreads, bikes, WOS attire, misc. SAT., 102 WOODSONG, BC, off Roberts, 7 till 2. You name it - We Got it! UPCOMING SALE, WED. & THURS., Aug. 15 & 16, 3314 Asher St., Org.

Bring your info to 333 W. Roundbunch Rd., BC, or 320 Henrietta, Orange

Big Selection of Reconditioned Appliances All Used Appliances Sold with Warranty


SUICIDE RESCUE of Orange County. Suicide is not the answer, give us a chance, 769-4044 Vidor. ADVOCATES FOR CHILDREN, Inc. “A CASA Program” is accepting volunteer applications at this time. You


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

(Save $4 weekly over a 2x2, 4 week minimum)

Since 1963


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.

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

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Orange’s Oldest Hometown Appliance Dealer


GOLDEN TRIANGLE TOUGHLOVE is a self help parents support group for parents of children displaying unacceptable behavior. Meets every Tues. at 7 pm. at Immaculate Conception education building, 4100 Lincoln (corner of Lincoln & Washington) in Groves. For more information call 9620480.

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


735-5305 or 886-7183 FREE LOCAL DELIVERY

PUBLIC NOTICES: AL-ANON MEETS ON Wednesday & Sunday at 7pm. 1512 Strickland Dr., Orange, call (409) 779-4289 or Cindy @ 994-5503 for details.

The Record • Week of Wednesday, August 8, 2012 • 9B

Tyler’s Barbecue Bash

THEME: Ball Games

A barbecue fundraiser will be held 11 a.m.- 5 p.m., Saturday at Flipper’s Skin Flix located at 1060 Texas Ave., Bridge City. Plate lunches will be sold. All proceeds will be donated to the Dravet Syndrome Foundation in honor of Tyler. The mission of the Dravet Syndrome Foundation is to raise research funds for Dravet Syndrome and related epilepsies; to increase awareness of these catastrophic conditions and to provide support to affected individuals and families. They are a non-profit organization that have dedicated their lives to finding a cure for this form of epilepsy. Donations may also be made at any Capital One Bank to account # 3315150697. For additional information contact Tiffany

Solution from last week

Actual size:

Clues Across 1. Alligator’s milieu 6. Semicircular mountain basin 9. *Many baseball teams wear it on their chests 13. Ringworm 14. Big Island flower necklace 15. Long backless sofa 16. Antonym of afar 17. Estimated arrival 18. What racers do on CBS 19. *The goal is strikes 21. *a.k.a. Ringer 23. ___ Paolo, Brazil 24. Select 25. Shel Silverstein’s poem “___ Constrictor” 28. Elevated state 30. More agitated 35. “____ the Lonely,” song 37. Daytime TV program 39. Jawaharlal _____ 40. Make a reference 41. _____ Island, NY

43. Cause of Titanic’s demise 44. Paint layers 46. *____-Pitch Softball 47. Slovenly person 48. Make wealthy 50. They oppose the yeahs 52. Fast-food staple 53. Pull one’s leg 55. Writer Harper ___ 57. *Played on grass 61. *Infield 65. Romulus’ twin 66. *Free throw value 68. “Me and Bobby _____” 69. Part of eye containing iris, pl. 70. Mother Teresa, e.g. 71. Spooky 72. Declare untrue 73. NYC time 74. Olden-day movie form, pl. Down 1. Back wound

‘03 Chevy Malibu

2. A drunk 3. Afresh 4. Fast interruptions 5. One rejected 6. Horsefly 7. ___ bar 8. *Dolphin home 9. Trunk extension 10. *Shape of an American football 11. Fixed look 12. Singles 15. Make dark 20. Neil Diamond’s “Beautiful _____” 22. Part of a play 24. Military group 25. *Another form of bowling 26. It can be a tear-jerker 27. Sacrificial spot 29. *Subject of “A Good Walk Spoiled” 31. Beaks 32. Often found under books

‘06 Chevy Malibu

33. *E in baseball box score 34. *Named after school of same name 36. Giant Himalayan? 38. Site of Leaning Tower 42. PDA pens 45. Ski downhill 49. Gardener’s tool 51. *a.k.a. Seam bowler in cricket 54. Do penitence 56. Master of ceremonies 57. Foul substance 58. French dream 59. Black cat, e.g. 60. Wharf built parallel to shoreline 61. Fender-bender damage 62. Fiona or Shrek, e.g. 63. He took a giant leap 64. Sandra and Ruby, actresses 67. National University of Singapore

‘04 Chevy Ext. Cab


Automatic - Air, 4dr, Grey, 70k


‘02 Chrysler Sebring

‘05 Chevy Impala

Notice is hereby given that original Letters Testamentary for the Estate of JAMES MICHAEL CLAYBAR, Deceased, were issued on June 22, 2012 in Cause No. P16,177 pending in the County Court at Law of Orange County, Texas, to: JAMES MICHAEL CLAYBER, JR. The mailing address is: c/o John B. Quigley P.O Box 3708 Beaumont, Texas 77704

All persons having claims against this Estate which is currently being administered are required to present them within the time and in the manner prescribed by law.

The Record New 08/08/201 Testamentary for the Estate of DARRELL******PLEASE CHRISTIAN FA PERKINS, Deceased, To be published in were issued on July 26, 2012 in CORRECTION The RecordCause Newspapers No. P16208 pending in the County Court at Law 5 P.M. 08/08/2012 of Orange County, Texas, to: to 735-734 CHRIS EDWARD ******PLEASE FAX ANY

Notice is hereby given Enlarged that original Letters Testamentary for the Estate of CAROLYN ANN IRISH BOURQUE, Deceased, were issued on July 30, 2012 in Cause No. P16205 pending in the County Court at Law of Orange County, Texas, to: CLAUDE BOURQUE III. The mailing address is:

Notice is hereby given

forthat easyoriginal viewing. Letters




address is: CORRECTIONS BY CHRIS EDWARD PERKINS Thanks, Claude Bourque III 5 P.M. 3818 Echo Mountain Drive 5248 Springhouse Farm Road Nicole Kingwood, Texas 77345 Winston Salem, NC 27107 to 735-7346

All persons having claims against this Estate which is currently being administered are required to present them within the time and in the manner prescribed by law.

DATED this the 31st day of July, 2012


John B. Quigley John B. Quigley


All persons having claims against this Estate which is currently being administered are required to present them within the time and in the manner prescribed by law.

Thanks, Nicole

DATED this the 1st day of August, 2012

DATED this the 2nd day of August, 2012

Respectfully submitted, SANDERS & SANDERS, L.L.P

Respectfully submitted, SANDERS & SANDERS, L.L.P

Alan Sanders

Alan Sanders

P. ALAN SANDERS State Bar No. 17602100 707 Front Avenue P.O. Box 519 Orange, Texas 77631-0519 (409) 883-7495 Telephone 1-866-868-9677 Telecopier E-Mail: asanders@

‘06 Chevy Impala LS


Automatic - Air, 97k, 4 door



P. ALAN SANDERS State Bar No. 17602100 707 Front Avenue P.O. Box 519 Orange, Texas 77631-0519 (409) 883-7495 Telephone 1-866-868-9677 Telecopier E-Mail: asanders@

‘04 Saturn 4 Door



Extended cab, Automatic - Air, 103k

95k, Automatic Air, very clean

‘07 Ford Focus SE


‘01 Ford 150


65k, Automatic - Air

‘03 Cadillac Deville white

Automatic - Air, 108k 4 Door, Tan


Automatic - Air, 78k, Convertable, Black

s ‘04 Volkswagen GLS

‘05 Buick Lesabre

Custom, Automatic, Air, 50k


‘08 Chevy Aveo



85k, Convertible, Automatic - Air

‘04 Ford Expedition


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

‘09 Dodge Dakota Ext

White, Automatic, Low Mileage

Automatic - Air, Clean, Maroon,


‘11 Kawasaki Ninja 250


Black, 12k Like New


‘04 Ford 5-Pass. Van

‘05 Chry. Convertible

Automatic - Air, 4 door, 69k


‘04 Cavalier LS Sport

74k, Automatic - Air, Black w/ Whitw Stripe


‘07 Chevy Cobalt LT


Automatic, Air 54k, Red, 4 Door


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


Eddie Bauer, Automatic - Air, 97k


Sebrin Convertible Touring, Auto. Air 54K

s FamouFOR

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135K, LXT Club Wagon



financing! available


We Buy Clean Used Cars and Trucks

2 Door, Autopmatic, Air, 83k Silver


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


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and Silver



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

My Prices Versus The Rest... Gold Per Gram

10k $12.00 and up 14k $20.00 and up


Pawnshop DWT Pennyweight 10k $18.00 and up 14k $30.00 and up

We Do Gold Parties!

I Buy Guns And Ammo.


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