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Vol. 52 No. 20

District Clerk, Commissioner at odds of vacant position Penny Leleux

For The Record

When District Clerk Vickie Edgerly left Orange County Commissioners Court, she wasn’t smiling. She got in a heated discussion with Commissioner Precinct 4 Jody Crump over a vacant position in her department. Though the atmosphere was getting a little warm, the dialogue remained cordial. Edgerly had come before the court to request permission to fill a vacant position that had been open since January. She said the position was open due to a retirement. The

Orange man dies in industrial accident An Orange man was killed Tuesday in an industrial accident at Total Petrochemical on 32nd Street in Port Arthur. According to Rod Carroll, of the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, they received a call about 3:30 p.m. and deputies responded to the scene. Upon arrival they found a 65-yearold man entrapped in a trench. He was transferred to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead. His name is being withheld pending notification of family. The case remains under investigation.

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opening caused a domino effect of promotions with several employees moving up a step. Edgerly said she hasn’t requested CRUMP the position to be filled yet, because all the new positions had a six month probationary period and that had just been completed. She said everyone had pulled together to cover the duties of the open position during the six months. Crump said she was obviously doing a good job at covering the position because he hadn’t been getting any complaint calls and suggested the county could skip filling the position since commissioners were in the process of preparing the next year’s budget and is facing some deep cuts. Edgerly contended they office has not had an increase in personnel in 17 years and she

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Forensic artist presentation Stark Museum of Art features Lois Gibson

Debby Schamber For The Record

The Stark Museum of Art will sponsor forensic artist Lois Gibson for a presentation “The Art of Catching Criminals”, on Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Gibson’s presentation will take place at the Lutcher Theater, located at 707 W. Main Avenue. The event is free and open to the public. It will be followed by a book signing at the museum located at 712 Green Ave. Gibson is an accomplished forensic artist and according to the Guinness Book of World Records is the World’s Most Successful Forensic Artist. She will give a Powerpoint presentation with photos of her drawings and of the actual person. She will also profile some of her most fascinating cases. Gibson has had many times in her life where her work has been life-changing not only

for the victims but for herself as well. But, the biggest moment of her life is when she discovered she could do this type of work. She sent a friend out to look at someone and come back with a description of them. ‘It is so difficult to draw something you can’t see,” she said. But, she knew in her heart she could do this. When her friend returned she described a man at a local gas station. Once the drawing once complete, together they returned to the station and she pulled out the sketch. The attendant walked out of the office and immediately she knew it was the man since it was a total match. “I collapsed on the pump and cried with relief,” Gibson said. The man was shocked when he saw the drawing since he knew she had not FORENSIC PAGE 3A

Lois Gibson will present “The Art of Catching Criminals” at the Lutcher Theater on Aug. 23.


Elvis fans remember legendary singer Penny Leleux

For The Record

Margie Stephens will never forget where she was the morning of Aug. 16, 1977. “I was walking to school. We lived in a mobile home park. A lady came out her front door and she was screaming and hollering. So we went over to see what was wrong.” Stephens said the woman cried, “Elvis is dead! Elvis is dead!” This week it will be 35 years since the death of “The King.” Margie’s husband, Harry Stephens has been an Elvis Presley fan most of his life and has been collecting memorabilia for over 40 years. “I grew up with him,” Harry said. Stephens has collected thousands of pieces of Elvis merchandise. If you go into his store, Harry’s Appliance & Service, Inc. located on 302 N. 10th Street in Orange you can see his large

Tina and Ray Cotton pose at a birthday celebration. Record Archive Photo

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Margie and Harry Stephens pose with their life-size statue of Elvis Presley. RECORD PHOTO: Penny LeLeux

offering of not only Elvis, but Marilyn Monroe and Coca Cola items. “Anything from the 50s and 60s,” said Margie. Harry said he did get to

BCISD achieves federal standards Debby Schamber For The Record

The Texas Education Agency recently announced 44 percent of Texas school campuses met the Adequate Yearly Progress, known as the AYP, which is a federal accountability system. However, in Orange County only one school met the requirements. The Bridge City school district was the only public district in Orange County this year to meet the federal standards set by the U.S. Depart-

ment of Education under the 2001 ‘No Child Left Behind Act.’ “I am proud of the teachers and kids work,” KING said Mike King, BCISD superintendent. “We are going to continue to work and stress that we’re offering the whole education and not just the ability to take tests.” Overall the Little CypressBCISD PAGE 3A

see Elvis perform live in Lake Charles, not long before his death. “He was already getting sick then. He wasn’t looking good.” Even in death, Elvis is still a powerhouse performer that has a national following. “We’ve collected all his music and as you can see we’ve got his statue in the window. It gives us something to do,” said Harry. “I’ve been accumulating this for a long time.” He bought a chest that had “Elvis, Elvis, nothing but Elvis” written on it that was full of one fan’s memorabilia. “We’re about to run out of room,” said Harry. “Me and my wife went to Tennessee the other day to Graceland to see his old house. It was pretty neat!” Margie said that trip was three years ago and Harry had to go through Graceland ELVIS PAGE 3A

Hard work is key to success Debby Schamber For The Record

Hard work and dedication is what has made Ray Cotton what he is today – a successful business man. Cotton, 83, opened a nightclub in Orange in 1981. “I am not a good advice taker,” Cotton said referring to opening the club which was met with opposition. However, he opened the club and it was a success until a fire caused them to close, but Cotton would not be defeated and it was not the last time people would gather at his club. Cotton rebuilt, but once again it burned to the ground. This time, when he made a new start in 1991 he would to

Vinton,La. The property where the club is located grew to include a truck stop by 1992 and continued to grow with a restaurant, motel, casino and training facility for horses. Not everything is bigger in Texas, the Longhorn Club is 38,000 square feet and includes an indoor bull riding arena. The bands performing at the club are not the average type but are actual music “stars.” Upcoming acts include Chris Cagle on August 17, James Wesley on Sept. 7, the Bayou Boys on Sept. 14 and Marty Stuart on October 12. Over the years, many people have gone through the doors of the Longhorn Club COTTON FAMILY PAGE 3A

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Orange County Commissioners Court was not asking for an increase now, just wanted to get back to the number she originally had and was budgeted for. “I still have some issues with filling any position that has been vacant almost a year,” said Crump. Edgerly said anyone can step up and do extra duties for a time, but it was unfair to expect them to do so, because it was causing a hardship in the office. She and some of the others were not able to do some of the duties that are their job because they were spending so much at the counter helping customers. She said the duties in the office have increased over the last couple of years when they took over imaging the files themselves, when before it was done elsewhere. She also said there are some additional duties that put a greater strain on the office. “Our new jury system, although it is saving the county a lot of money it has also re-

quired more hands on from the people at my office up front to make it work, which we’ve been willing to do and that’s another reason why the training process for people moving up has been taking a lot more time.” Edgerly said they are also spending more time assisting people who are filing court documents on their own. She said due to the economy, more people can’t afford attorneys and are filing paperwork themselves. She said this has increased to about 40-50 percent of the people. Commissioner John Dubose of Precinct 3 asked Edgerly if she could hold off a couple of weeks until they had a better idea of what the budget numbers would be. Edgerly said no because she had someone that worked before that could fill the position, but they wouldn’t wait. She also said there is training on new software that needs to be done and they are

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hoping to get that wrapped up. Dubose’s point was they would hate to give permission to hire and then if it becomes necessary to cut the position, they would have to let them go. “We have never been in a layoff position in the county, and I don’t think we will be now,” said Dubose, but felt the delay was necessary just in case. Crump moved to not fill the position. The motion died for lack of a second. Dubose moved to table the decision until after the budget numbers are known, which passed. Commissioners told department heads there are going to be cuts and if they had anything they could volunteer they were more than open to suggestions and it could save some cuts in other areas. The county is in a deficit situation but is in good shape according to Orange County Judge Carl Thibodeaux. The court is taking hard steps to remain fiscally sound when many municipal and county governments in the country are facing bankruptcies. “We have been buying what we want and paying cash for it,” said Thibodeaux. He said now it is time to build back up the Capital Account. They have held several budget workshops and recently slashed capital outlay in half resulting in $834,000 reduction, but that is still short of the 2.4 million they are trying to cut out of the budget. In a workshop Tuesday Thibodeaux said they may possibly have to freeze almost all capital outlay except for a few projects that have to be completed including the Shelter of Last Resort, some noninventory items and leases, which are all copiers. They also need to keep a $100,000 capital outlay contingency account for unexpected expenses that could happen. Payroll will be addressed next week. Thibodeaux said there is a possibility they may have to freeze the matrix that is in place. The matrix is a table that determines when employees receive a pay increase determined by longevity. If it has to be frozen, employees scheduled to receive pay increases according to the ma-

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trix would not receive them for that year. Thibodeaux said they would fight to keep the matrix in place, but wanted to let departments know what might be coming. Fuel consumption was also mentioned. Thibodeaux said usage may have to be prioritized. They are hoping to have the budget adopted on Sept. 17, Sept. 24 at the latest. They will adopt a tax rate to fund it the same day. Commissioners will hold two public meetings in September with one to be held in the evening. The dates for those meetings have yet to be set. Chris Pruitt of Pattillo, Brown & Hill presented Orange County’s Annual Financial Report for the fiscal year which ended Sept. 30, 2011. For that year, revenues were 1.6 million above what was expected and spending was 1.1 million under budget. “All and all, that shows conservative budgeting of about 2.8 million dollars under budget. So that is good news,” said Pruitt.

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The Art of Catching Criminals a presentation by

Lois Gibson The world’s most successful forensic artist and author of Faces of Evil.

Mosquitoes test positive for West Nile Patrick Beebe told commissioners he was notified last week that an isolated testing of mosquitoes in the west part of the county tested positive for West Nile. Additional treatments were done in that location and surrounding areas. There have been additional tests taken, but results take about a week to be received. Early voting for general election set Commissioners authorized early voting times and places for the Nov. 6 general election. Early voting will take place 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday, Oct. 22 through Saturday, Oct. 27 and Monday, Oct. 29 through Friday, Nov.2. Locations will be the Orange Public Library, 220 N. Fifth St., Orange; First Baptist Church Mauriceville, 11540 Hwy 12, Mauriceville; Bridge City Public Works building, 220 Nitsche, Bridge City; and The Raymond Gould Community Center, 385 Clarborne, Vidor.

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Thursday, August 23, 6:30pm 707 Main Avenue, Orange, Texas Admission is free and open to the public. An exhibition celebration, book signing and reception with light refreshments will follow at Stark Museum of Art.

Located at 712 Green Avenue in Orange, Texas For details, call 409.886.2787 or visit Stark Museum of Art is a program of the Nelda C. and H.J. Lutcher Stark Foundation. © 2012 Nelda C. and H.J. Lutcher Stark Foundation. All Rights Reserved.

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been there before. From then on, a career of helping others was born. Gibson has helped solve more than 1,260 crimes and has been with the Houston Police Department since 1982. Gibson is the author of “Faces of Evil,” a true-crime book which details her most gripping cases, and is currently on sale in the museum store. The book is riveting as she not only lays out her personal life even during the difficult times, but of her cases as well. Chapter 12, “A Look of Murderous Rage”, tells of a case where a 9-year-old girl was raped and also left behind to tell Gibson of her mother’s killer who hog-tied and strangled her and finally attempted to set her on fire. The girl began by looking through a FBI Facial Identification Catalogue. Together they worked to piece together the suspect. He was later arrested with items he had stolen during the murder. Gibson also wrote the first textbook teaching of her profession titled Forensic Art Essentials. Gibson is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and the FBI Academy Forensic Art Course. Currently, she teaches forensic art courses at Northwestern University Center for Public Safety in Evanston, Ill. In addition, Gibson has been featured on segments of TRU TV’s Forensic Files and A & E’s The First 48. People often ask her if she has nightmares from the things she has seen, she replies, “ no.” “The dead-eyed mug-shot stares of the killers and criminals whose faces I draw don’t stalk my dreams because I know that, as the Apostle Paul put it, ‘faith is the evidence of things unseen,’” she wrote. According to her book, every time she holds a sacred photo of the remains of another mangled life and the sweet young voice cries out to her from a dumpster or ditch or whatever else passes for a grave, then she knows it is not the time for tears and mourning, “Not yet.” It is after she had completed the portrait of a smiling child on her drawing board and from there into someone’s heart motivating them to go straight to their photo album and from there to the police department... never until what’s left of a body becomes a once breathing child who loved and was loved.. never until then does she let herself mourn, she wrote. “Never until then do I let myself weep,” she wrote. Following Gibson’s presentation, the museum will host an exhibition celebration and reception with light refreshments along with a signing of her book “Faces of Evil.” Visitors will also have the opportunity to explore art making techniques and participate in hands-on activities in the museum’s current exhibition “Explore Art,” which will be on display through Sept. 22, 2012. “We are excited to bring to Orange the leading expert in the field of forensic art. I had the pleasure of attending Lois Gibson’s keynote presentation at Texas Art Education Association Conference in 2010. She galvanized the audience with stories about her work which often requires her to be among the first people to talk to victims of assault. Listening to her describing her experience made me realize how many other skills, besides proficiency in drawing, a forensic artist must have”, commented Elena Ivanova, Chief Educator of Stark Museum of Art.

Cotton family success to experience life mixed with music, dance and a whole lot of fun. “Everybody has a story about the Longhorn,” he said with a chuckle and a twinkle in his eye. Not being able to dance is not an issue. Starting August 31, every Friday night there will be free dance lessons. Also every Friday night, there is indoor bull riding. Some of the riders are members of the Professional Bull Riders circuit, while others may be fresh off the ranch. For those not wanting to take a ride on the wild side or just need to practice, there is the mechanical bull as well. The latest venture at the Longhorn is the addition of the training facility and track. The Longhorn has 160 stalls which

can be rented. The training facility has an 8-horse panel Equsizier which is unique to the area. In addition, on the property is a track, and a swimming hole for horses. Something else to add a little fun at the track is the Jackpot Races at 2 p.m. on Sunday. The quarter horses are separated into categories by age, speed index and performance history. The purse distribution for four horses or less is winner takes all of the entry money collected with the exception of the office and jockey fee. However, with up to six horses the winner takes 70 percent while second place earns the owner 30 percent of the pot. Cotton rarely takes a vacation and instead would rather work. He said he once took a vacation three years ago with

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his wife, Dorothy to Alaska, but would have rather been working. Cotton doesn’t hunt or fish, but enjoys his life the way it is. “Working is where I find my enjoyment,” he said. He added he feels today’s society is riddled with a disease he calls, “lazy-itis.” His dedicated employees boast of their many years working for the man with the warm smile and kind heart. Cotton is quick to admit, he could not have done it all by himself, and is grateful for the hard work of his daughter, Tina Cotton. The girl from Bridge City is the “driving force” behind the business. Together they are not only working on renovating the current structures, but are going to open a new restaurant on the

property which will be more of an “upper scale” place where people can take their families. Plus, there will be a back room for catered events. In addition, Cotton has plans to build a Best Western motel nearby. The one thing in Cotton’s life that remains the same is the love of his life, his wife Dorothy. Cotton joined the U.S. Army when he was 17 years old. Following his discharge and a few years later, he met the woman he would spend his life with. To date, they have been married 56 years and their family has grown to include three children and five grandchildren. Cotton said he may retire next year, but time will only tell just how much.

BCISD achieves federal standard Mauriceville CISD missed meeting the standards in math and reading. Separately, the high school did not pass the math portion as did the Mauriceville Middle School while the Little Cypress Middle School missed in reading and math. The high school successfully met the standards. The West Orange school district struggled as well with their scores with an overall rating as not meeting standards in reading and math. The high school and middle school both missed the standards in math while the elementary school missed in reading and math. Orangefield ISD overall missed in reading and math with the same rating for the junior high and elementary schools. However, the high school only missed meeting the math standards. All Texas school districts and campuses are rated based on federal and state expectations. Under federal accountability, districts either meet

AYP or they do not. However, under the state accountability, district campuses receive ratings such as exemplary, recognized, acceptable or unacceptable ratings. During the 2011-12 school year, the state tests were changed to the State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness which replaced the TAKS which had been given for the previous eight years. Over the past three years, the federal AYP system has increased passing expectations 14 percentage points in reading/language arts and 16 percentage points in math. By the 2013-14 school year, 100 percent of students will be expected to pass both the math and reading STAAR assessments, according to information from the LC-M ISD. “Our faculty and staff did an exceptional job of preparing our students for the new test which more rigorous, complex, lengthy and time-driven with higher standards. In reading,

the district had 88 percent of all students pass (AYP requires 87 percent) and in mathematics, the district had 82 percent of all students pass (AYP requires 83 percent.) Though our student achievement is commendable, the district did not meet AYP due to federal limits on the number of students with special needs who can be tested on modified or alternative

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assessments, even when they have passed. Though the government does not recognize their success for accountability purposes, we do and we are very proud of them,” said LC-M CISD superintendent Pauline Hargrove in a statement. Attempts to reach Orangefield ISD and West Orange for comment were unsuccessful.

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twice. She said they went through the house then went across the street for a root beer float. When they finished, Harry asked her if she was ready to go back. When she asked him what for, he answered, “So I can make sure I didn’t miss anything.” Margie said they paid twice, VIP tickets at that, to tour the house. She said the VIP tickets let you go in two other rooms where more personal items were housed. She said they got to sit in Elvis’ chair and hold his cell phone. Back then the cell phone came in a huge bag and was very large compared to today’s phones. She was wanting to go to Elvis’ birthplace, Tupelo, Miss., but Harry was ready to go home. That will be another trip for another day. Presley continues to live on in the hearts and minds of his fans with 33 movies and countless hits to his name. Had he lived, Elvis would be 77.

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From the Creaux’s Nest ONLY SPECTATORS “IT’S THE ART OF THE GAME” I really enjoyed the Olympics and it made me proud of the USA. I was constantly amazed at the great talent those youngsters posses. I found the closing ceremony fascinating. I was just lukewarm on the entertainment but the show of lights, fireworks, etc. made for a great show.*****Now it’s time for the big game here at home. Every four years we have national elections. We elect a president and vice-president. Well, that’s not exactly true. In this election none of us in Texas will have anything to do with the outcome. The Electoral College in about seven swing states will determine the winner. President Obama needs to carry two of those states. Romney must run the board or win six out of the seven. We won’t have anything to do with it, we’re just spectators but like the Olympics, I like watching how they play the game. Anything I say, whatever you think, how we vote, regardless of what any columnist says, Texas won’t change the game. In my case, it’s a way to play a harmless game and see if I can guess the outcome. I find it fun and informative. Come along, I promise it won’t do you no harm. ROMNEY’S HAIL MARY I was as surprised as anyone that Mitt Romney would pick Con. Paul Ryan, the author of the controversial “Paul Ryan Budget” I had predicted he would pick Rob Portman because Romney had said he wanted someone who could step up if need be. Portman has the experience and probably is more qualified than Romney. His only governmental experience is being governor of Massachusetts and he ran away from that. Also, no GOP candidate has ever been elected without carrying Ohio and Portman is popular in Ohio. When Romney returned from his devastating European trip, his ship was sinking and taking on water fast. He, like McCain before him, who picked Sarah Palin, needed a Hail Mary or so his handlers believed. I believe Gov. Joe Christie would have been a better gamble because from now until election day, it will be the Ryan Budget, Medicare and rewarding the very wealthy. Neither Romney or Ryan have any foreign policy or national security experience. ZERO. I wonder about a major world crisis because I’m a child of Pearl Harbor and every election since then national security has been the number one issue, 9-11 reinforced that. Time will tell if Mitt made the right choice. He had to do something, a game changer, but he had a better choice. Ryan has spent all of his professional life in Washington as a congressional aide, a staffer at an extreme right ideological think tank and as a member of congresses’ leadership in the worst congress over the last 20 months in U.S.History. He was a leader in the Bush congress that led to eight million lost jobs and the great recession. He has voted against all work bills that would move the economy out of it’s deep hole. Over 30,000 schools in poor districts need repair, 150,000 bridges are nearly 50 years old, many highways need expanding, 500,000 teachers and 100,000 policemen would have been added, creating over three million jobs. Over the last two years congress hasn’t passed one major bill. Instead, they served as obstructionist. Most importantly Ryan has no executive experience. He has never met a payroll. He’s the darling of the Tea Party, whose budget plan strips away entitlements but also guts the safety nets for middle-class, poor and elderly. I don’t believe that he helps Romney win but he does excite the base. If the GOP is successful in suppressing the Democratic vote in many states and it’s a low turnout, it gives Mitt a chance. Something he didn’t have before picking Ryan. POINT OF INTEREST I hear from time to time from Birthers. They usually have a new twist about Obama not being born in the United States even though it’s been proven many times that he was. Now the Birthers have come up with a theory that Obama‘s grandmother stole someone’s social security number to put on Barrack because she knew he would someday run from president. Well, maybe I can get the Birthers to relax a little. Ted Cruz, who is the Texas GOP U.S. senatorial candidate was born Rafael Eduard Cruz, in Calgary, Canada, in 1970. My question was if not born in the U.S., could he run for president? The answer is yes, like senator McCain, born in Panama, they were both born to mothers who were U.S. citizen, that makes them U.S. citizens, no matter where they were born. The same would be true about Obama. His mother was a U.S. citizen, so he is, and also is qualified to serve as president regardless of where he was born. No issue aggravates Independents more than the Birther issue. They despise Donald Trump. So why won’t they leave it alone because it doesn’t matter. TURNING BACK THE HANDS OF TIME 10 Years Ago-2002 Bar Association recommends second court-at-law for Orange County. A second county court-at-law would help deal with a backlog of more than 8,000 pending criminal cases. They claim the bar made them pitch the plan to Commissioners’ Court to explore the possible benefits. It would be up to

the state legislature to create a second court. (Editor’s note: The court was created and Troy Johnson has been its only judge. From all reports over the years, judge Johnson has and is doing a good job. No one is complaining about a backlog of cases. Maybe someone will suggest we go back to one court.)*****Elvis Aaron Presley died 35 years ago, Aug. 16, 1977. Gloria Moore, an Elvis fan, has a myriad of Elvis memorabilia. (Editor’s note: I wonder if she still has her collection or if like so many collections Ike got it.)*****Celebration birthdays are David Fusilier, Butch Holbrooks, Jacob Worster and Monty Eshbach. (Editor’s note: That’s a pretty good hand to draw to.)*****Coach Claude Gilstrap, 88, who was AD and head football coach at UTA, died Aug. 9. In 26 seasons his record was 162-88-9. Attorney H.D. Pate was recruited from Austin High School by Gilstrap and was a three year starter. Pate plans to attend his funeral.***Bridge City Wal-Mart has a grand opening. It was once doomed for the wrecking ball.***Roy Dunn writes about the hurricane season and speculates that 25,000 to 100,000 could die if New Orleans is hit by a major hurricane. “New Orleans is a bowl with levees surrounding it. A direct hit on Sabine Lake could put Bridge City under Sabine Lake water all the way to the Interstate.” (Editor’s note: In both cases, a few years later, both came to pass even though loss of life wasn’t as large as it could have been.)*****A group of golfers from Orange ventured to Abbeville for a golf tournament and a night of partying. Pauline Wimberly, an excellent golfer, had the misfortune of having Louis Dugas as a partner. J.C. Trahan, an Abbeville native, served as ambassador and golfed with wife Dixie. Judge Claude and 20 others from Sunset Grove Country Club attended. 35 Years Ago 1977 The Orange County Sheriff’s Posse Rodeo is scheduled for Friday and Saturday at arena on Highway 105. The shows are being dedicated to Sam Lucia Jr. and Walter Carey, both former longtime members. Their families will be special guests. Rodeo activities are being headed by Bruce Patillo, chairman, Melvin Hogan, area director and Betty Jo Spence, Posse president.*****County Court at Law Judge Grover Halliburton will not be a candidate for the post he now holds. His present term will expire Dec. 31, 1978. He was appointed to the post after Judge David Dunn vacated it to accept an appointment to the 163rd District Court. Gov. Dolph Brisco appointed Dunn after the resignation of Judge Fred Trimble. Halliburton was within a few days of being appointed to the now created 260th District Court when he withdrew his name from consideration. Don Burgess, a Bridge City attorney and former assistant county attorney, announced his candidacy for the judgeship of the newly created 260th District Court. Burgess came to Orange in 1972 and in 1973, worked in the office of District Attorney Louis Dugas. In April, 1975, District Attorney Jim Sharon Bearden named him first assistant. Burgess entered private practice and formed a partnership with H.D. Pate in Bridge City. Burgess issued this statement, “In light of the recent events concerning the appointment to the district court and Judge Halliburton removing his name from consideration for appointment to the court, I feel that I should announce my candidacy in order to provide the voters with an open and honest campaign.” Judge Halliburton has not said he wouldn’t be a candidate and in fact, is expected to run.*****On August, 16, Elvis Presley dies in his bathroom while sitting on the pot reading a book. (Editor’s note: His home Graceland, in Memphis, Tenn., is the second most visited house today behind only the White House. Elvis was only 42 years old.)*****Donald Harmon, a 1974 graduate of LC-M, recently graduated from Notre Dame University in record time. The achievement of obtaining a degree in just three years at N.D. is considered almost impossible. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Don Harmon of Orange.*****After eight years of courting, Al McKay has taken Pam Budge for his wife. Al is known for not rushing into anything, but eight years is a little much. (Editor’s note: Al started and operated Bridge City Cablevision. He died at age 42 after selling the cable company and becoming a millionaire.)*****The new record albums are out. Elvis Presley’s “Moody Blue” features a lot of J.D. Summer and the Stamps. Another album, “To Lefty from Willie” has great Frizzel songs done in Willie Nelson style. Also the album called “Fats Domino” is Fats at his best. BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK Tiffany Schlicher, Gavyn Fisher, Kristie Gunn, Valerie Richter, Brandi Arnold, Norma Smith, Beth Holm, Christine Johnson, Jorge Cortez, Rachel Daigle, Gwen Boehme, Joe Sanders, Martha Armstrong, Brenda Gage, Johnny Stimac, John Everett, Jordan New, Karen Day, Nancy Finchum, Shandi Conner, Dagma Hood, Danielle Heil, Henry Bland, Jane Busby, Carolyn Ward, Gene Hidalgo, Helen Gresham, Ian MacCammond, Pat Brown, Linda Tibbitts, Maggie Joubert, Nancy Weidner, Ryan Prejean, Ted Shensky, Terry Ford, Braydon Denison, Brett Heil, Brett Johansson, John Forsythe, Elmer Ernst, Steven Higgs, Kelsie Matlock, Melinda Ja’arah, Sam Fulderson, Sarah Byers, Dorothy Lee, Frances Delcambre, Jimmy Findlay, Marilyn Guerrerro, Davis Jones, Julianne Longlois, Helen McCardle, Olga Graham, Bill Clark, Kimberly Hubbard, Meri Ellen Jacobs, Shirlyn Findlay and Alexandra Wild. A FEW HAPPENINGS Doug Manning, assistant county attorney, recently returned from a mission trip to Central Honduras. During the days he was there the group built and put a roof on an adobe church, rescued a woman who was living at the dump and held vacation bible school.*****We wish a speedy recovery to Robert Manning, who was injured in a head-on collision Aug. 10th on Hwy. 62. He is still listed in critical condition at St. Elizabeth.*****Congrats to Victor and Jo Ellen Enmon who are expecting their first grandbaby. Their daughter Christen and husband Justin are expecting in September.******Mike Langley, with Jenesis Events, is planning to set a Guinness World Record in Orange on Feb. 23. He will need more than 1,600 people to ride space hoppers which some may remember as the “Hippety Hop.” Sign up now to participate. For more information contact Mike at*****Former Bridge City police chief Joey Hargrave graduated recently after completing the LVN program. He will start working on a RN in June. Nice work Joey.*****Longtime Orange and Bridge City resident, Dan Barker, turns 80. He will celebrate with friends and family his becoming an octogenarian at a community reception Saturday, Aug.25, at First Baptist Church, 200 W. Roundbunch in Bridge City from 3 to 4 p.m. in the fellowship hall. Please join Dan and his family in celebrating this

milestone in his life.*****A few folks we know celebrating their special day. First on the list is Kristie Gunn, who celebrates Aug. 15. She’s pretty Cindy ad Chris Gunn’s baby girl and I believe she turns 19. Just the other day it seems her mom was that age.***Frank’s better half, Nancy Finchum, celebrates Aug. 19.**One of my favorite people and a favorite of everyone who knows her, Carolyn Ward, celebrates on Aug. 18.***Aug. 18 also would have been the birthday of our late friend Gene Hidalgo.***Our “Girl Friday” Nicole and husband Dustin “Dusty” Gibbs will celebrate their 5th anniversary on Aug. 18. Best wishes for a long, healthy and happy life.***A real sweetheart, Tammy Davis, marks another birthday on Aug. 20. She’s the longtime wife of Shaun Davis, mother of three, and daughter of the H.H. Kirkpatrick’s.***One of the great guys, tall Texan and former lawman Tucker Clayton, turns 91 on Aug. 21. Now there’s a guy that would do to ride the range with.***Aug. 21 is also the day our former editor, Robert Hankin, died back in 2010.***Bill Clark, of radio fame, celebrates on Aug. 22.***Happy belated 88th birthday to everyone’s friend Jim Finklea. His birthday was Thursday, Aug. 9. There’s not another 88-year-old man in Orange County that is as young as Jim is.*****Don and Shirley Marshall are celebrating their wedding anniversary on Aug. 19. They have been married 55 years. Congrats to a great couple.*****George and Shirley Parker also celebrate an anniversary on Aug. 14. The Parker’s, whose daughter Lucy Terry is the owner of Lucy’s Bakery on MLK, have been married 57 years.*****The Wednesday Lunch Bunch dines with Uncle Jim at Novrozskys this week. Always a great meal at Uncle Jim’s hangout. Last week we had a nice crowd at Robert’s. It was great to see Commissioner Owen Burton. He and Judge Derry tell stories about being boys in Mauriceville. We have had lots of good response to the column by Derry’s late father, Wilson “King” Dunn. Next week the Bunch will be back at Robert’s. Everyone always welcome.******AWARD FOR THE BEST NATIONAL SMILES. Magic Johnson, Gabby Douglas and President Barrack Obama. Their smiles are contagious. You smile with them.*****Monday was “Lefties” Day. I finally figured out why this office always seems to be going backwards. On “Lefties” Day I found out that several staff members in The County Record office are left-handed: Nicole, Chris, Debby and Penny.*****Debby interviewed our friend Ray Cotton. Look for Ray’s story in this week’s issue. He’s from the old school and there are few of us left. Ray is one of the special characters of our times.*****We are hearing a lot of good things about L&L Coins and Collectables. Leonard Duhon is an honest and fair dealer and his customers tell us that he will buy, sell, trade or he will just shoot the bull with you.*****Mark Dunn just returned Tuesday after vacationing in Honduras, Central America. That should be an interesting story I just haven’t had time to hear it yet. I did get a bag of coffee out of it that I’m anxious to try. CAJUN STORY OF THE WEEK Red Hebert, him, stayed all night drinking at the Midway Lounge in Abbeville. Finally, Slim, the bartender, told Red, “You got to go you, because it’s time to close da bar. Red say OK, and he stands up to leave and falls on da floor. Red lay dere awhile den he figure he’ll crawl outside and get some fresh air, and maybe dat will sober him up. Once outside, Red stands up and falls flat on his face. So he jus crawl him. He crawl da four or tree blocks home. Wen he got to his door, he stands up an falls flat again, so he crawl in da house. Wen he reaches his bed he try to stand up again. Dis time, he falls right into his bed and falls sound asleep him.  Da next morning his wife, Estelle, wake him up standing over him shouting, “Red, you lying Cajun, you have been out getting drunk again.” Red rubbed his bloodshot eyes and ax, “How you know dat, Hon?” Don’t hon me, da Midway Bar called and said you left your wheelchair dere again.” C’EST TOUT Brazos County Pct. 1 Constable Brian Bachmann arrived at a small home south of Texas A&M campus shortly after noon, he never got to the door. Thomas Caffall, 35, met the constable outside. Both were armed. The confrontation sparked a gunfire exchange that would kill or injured seven people. A 9-1-1 call reported “officer down.” Officers from multiple agencies descended on the neighborhood. Police were met with gunshots and fired their weapons. The constable and shooter lay on the ground shot in the chest and were later pronounced dead. Before he died, Caffall asked that a neighbor apologize to the officer on his behalf. The hail of bullets also killed a bystander. A College Station police officer was shot in the calf and two of his colleagues were treated and released. A lady was injured when a bullet hit her car. She underwent surgery and is in serious condition. Constable Bachmann was attempting to serve an eviction document known as Forcible Entry Detainer. Constables, in most cases, work alone. I know our constables, Mark Philpott, Pct. 3, Chris Humble, Pct. 1, Welden Peveto, Pct. 4 and Rob Strause, Pct. 2 work alone. It’s my opinion that they are the least appreciated in law enforcement. They have a very dangerous job, serving papers and evicting people from their homes. They never know what’s on the other side of the door and no one is ever happy to see a process server or lawman at their door, especially to put you out of your home. Constables do a lot of good. They help a lot of people, they are the ones you can go to in your community if you need answers or help. They have their jobs to do and never know what they will run into, like the officer in Brazos County. Caffall’s mother said her son was having mental health problems. She said, “The minute I saw the TV, I knew it was him.” He had no criminal record and was known as a good guy. So you see, all law enforcement officers can possibly face that one situation when someone just snaps..*****Well, my time is up, thanks for yours. Read us cover to cover, shop our family of advertisers and also check us out on the web at Take care and God bless. 

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Cooking with Katherine: Katherine Aras For The Record

OMG it has been so hot! My air has gone out twice in the past two weeks. Thank goodness though for back up air on the other side of the house. It is always good to have a plan-b for you know when those unexpected things happen like a storm or like someone I know has patched up the air system as long as they can possibly get away with. So I suggest if you do not already have plan-b like an

Banana-Butter Pecan Ice Cream

extra window unit or perhaps a generator lying around for those little incidents that pop up, well how about plan-c. Nothing like good old fashion ice cream! I love bananas and hopefully you will run out and get your ice cream machine out after reading this wonderful recipe. Happy Eating! 1 ½ cups finely chopped pecans 2 Tbsp. butter, melted ¼ tsp. salt 1 ½ cups packed brown sugar 2 cups whipping cream 6 egg yolks ½ cup granulated sugar 1 tsp. vanilla 3 ripe medium bananas 4 cups whole milk 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  In bowl toss pecans with butter and salt.  Spread

AMSET to host 25th Anniversary Silver Gala on Sept. 7

Join the Art Museum of Southeast Texas (AMSET) for its 25th silver anniversary celebration, Come Fly With Us, at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 7. This monumental evening will take off with cocktails and soar into a seated dinner and dance featuring live musical entertainment. AMSET also has many spectacular surprises in store for guests. Come aboard AMSET Flight 9712 as we honor celebrated Texas artist and AMSET supporter, Paul Manes. Enjoy an elite class dinner with assorted libations, a silent auction, music, dancing and a Mile High Flight Deck lounge with First-Class amenities. The black-tie event will feature fine dining, entertainment, surprises and much more, so join AMSET for the greatest party of the year. Gala co-chairs Michele and J. Mitchell Smith were inspired to plan this year’s gala with the theme of Come Fly With Us to pay homage to Manes’ extraordinary artistry which often features a common theme of aviation and aircraft. The evening will give patrons the rare occasion to dine in the AMSET galleries amidst a creative genius. “We are so proud to honor Paul Manes at this year’s gala,” said Michele Smith. “He is such an important part of our community, and this is a great opportunity to bring people together to recognize his accomplishments as we celebrate this major milestone in AMSET’s history.”

Take-off is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. with a cocktail hour followed by a three-course dinner prepared by Two Magnolias Café and served in the museum galleries. Following dinner, passengers are invited to dance the night away, and enjoy the night’s musical selections. A silent auction featuring artwork by local artists and other tempting items will complete this momentous occasion. AMSET’S 25th anniversary silver gala, Come Fly With Us, is right around the corner, so be sure to mark your calendars for this vibrant affair! Reservations are $200 per person for Individual Frequent Flyers reserved seating, $1,600 for a Flying Aces table for reserved seating for eight, $5,000 for a Thunderbirds table for Business Class reserved seating for eight, or $10,000 for a Blue Angels table for First Class reserved seating for eight. Dress is black tie, or come dressed in your favorite flight attire. Seating is limited; to book your flight, visit or call (409) 832-3432. Proceeds will support AMSET’s exhibition and education programs. Through unique collections, exhibitions, public programs and outreach in the visual arts, the mission of the Art Museum of Southeast Texas is to provide education, inspiration and creative vision throughout Southeast Texas.

in 15x10x1-inch baking pan. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until toasted, stir once. 2. In medium saucepan combine brown sugar and 1 ½ cups of the cream; cook and stir over medium heat until sugar is melted.  In bowl whisk together yolks and remaining cream; gradually whisk in ¾ cup hot brown sugar mixture.  Gradually add to mixture in saucepan. Cook and stir over medium heat until bubbles begin to form. (190 degrees) Remove from heat.  Whisk in granulated sugar and vanilla.  Cool 30 minutes.  Cover; chill 4 to 24 hours. 3. In a bowl mash bananas (1 cup); gradually stir in chilled mixture. Pour in a 4-to 5-quart ice cream freezer along with milk.  Freeze according to manufacturer’s directions. Stir in pecan mixture. If desired, ripen at least 4 hours. Top with banana slices, if desired.  Makes 3 quarts (24 ½ cup servings).

Dan Barker turns 80 years old Longtime Orange and Bridge City resident, Dan Barker, will celebrate with friends and family becoming an octogenarian. There will be a community reception for Dan from 3 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012, at First Baptist Church fellowship hall, 200 W. Roundbunch in Bridge City. The community is invited to join Dan and his family in celebrating this milestone in his life. Dan was born and raised in Orange and graduated from Stark in 1950. He is a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving from 1953-1955. He married Marilyn Miers in 1956 and they were married 53 years when she passed away in November of 2010. He and

Marilyn were active members at First Baptist, working in the Senior Adult Sunday School Department for 23 years and they were involved in the music program for over 50 years. Dan is a huge fan of Southern Gospel music and Western Swing. Dan worked at DuPont in Orange for 37 and a half years. In 2007, they moved to Cypress, a suburb of Houston, to be near their daughter, Jill Carroll. The reception is hosted by Jill and her husband, Gregg. Please come by to wish Dan a happy 80th birthday. No gifts please! Your presence is his present!!

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Community Bulletin Board Orange County Farmer’s Market open Wednesday, Saturday The Orange County Farmers’ Market is open for the season on Wednesdays from 3-6 p.m. and Saturday from 7-10 a.m. The market ends when the produce is sold out, which is often earlier than the times shown. The following items are now available: okra (red and green), purple hull peas, 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.

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


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

2111 W. Park Ave. Orange, TX 77630 409.670.9113 Saturday, August 25, 2012 (2:00 – 2:30pm) Up Close with Nature - During this walk-up program, visitors will delight in seeing a variety of native animals that call Shangri La home. Stop by and learn more about the animals and their habitats. All ages are welcome. Open Tuesday through Saturday, 9am - 5pm, Sunday, noon - 5pm. Admission varies.

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.

Hunter Education Safety Class set for Aug. 20 Texas Parks and Wildlife Hunter Education Home Study Safety Class Field part will be taught Monday, Aug. 20 from 6 to 10 p.m. in Orange. Those interested must complete the online home study computer sections, print completed test and bring them to class. To register, call Danny Odom at 409-883-8118. This class is not just for hunters but anyone who handles firearms can benefit from it.

OC Republican Party to meet Aug. 21 The Orange County Republican Party will meet on Aug. 21 (one week earlier than normal). The meeting will take place at the Hamilton Banquet Hall, 10861 Hwy 62 in Mauriceville. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m., so come a little early to fellowship with each other and get to know other Republicans in the County.

Orange Gun Club to host annual fundraiser Orange Gun Club Presents their Annual 4-H Fundraiser & Dove Warm Up, Saturday, August 25 starting at 9 a.m. SkeetTrap-5 stand. Free Lunch for Shooters, non-shooters $10. Trophies for Youth HOA and runner up, Adult HOA and runner up and Team trophies for first thru third place. 100  bird shoot, five man team - $500. Single shooter - $100, will be placed on a team. Squad times according to sign up time. Will have several raffle. Questions contact Wayne Walker 409-988-6003 or Louis Bazan 409-718-5580.

AAUW Fall Kick-off Pizza Party The American Association of University Women’s Membership Pizza Party will be at 6:45 p.m. Aug. 28 at Margaret Light’s house located at 1200 Smith Street in Orange. Guest speakers will be Gary Stelly and Margaret Toal of KOGT radio. Anyone interested in attending the pizza party, please call the Membership Committee members such as Lois Ferrell at 409886-2194 or 409-988-3784; Sally Peveto at 409-330-4383 or 409-988-4181; or Margaret Light at 409-886-8684. To join the AAUW, the membership requirement is an Associate or higher degree from a college or university. Those without the qualification can still enjoy participation opportunities through a “friend membership.”

OC Master Gardeners to meet Sept. 13 The Orange County Master Gardener Association will have their regular monthly meeting on Thursday, Sept. 13, at 6:30 p.m., with a potluck supper at 6 p.m. for those wishing to come early. Those interested in gardening are welcome to attend the meeting which is held at the Salvation Army Building on the corner of MLK and Strickland Dr. in Orange. Door Prizes are drawn at the end of the meeting. For more information please check their website

American Legion to host Blue Star Salute The American Legion in Orange is looking for parents, spouses and children of active duty soldiers, sailors, airmen, Marines and Coast Guardsmen. On American Legion Day, Sept. 16, local Post 49 will host a Blue Star Salute program at 2 p.m. to recognize these people for the sacrifices that they, as well as their service members, make for us during the war on terrorism. Family members of active duty service members in the greater Orange area are asked to contact J. David Derosier at 409-3309373 or Connie Velasquz at 409-883-9912. Anyone interested in showing their own support for these people are encouraged to join the American Legion for the Blue Star Salute at Sunday, Sept. 16 at 108 Green Avenue in downtown Orange.

Luther Stark class of 1954 to host reunion The former Lutcher Stark High School class of 1954 will be having their 58th class reunion on Sept. 28 and 29. The two-day event will be held at the Sunset Grove Country Club. Letters have been mailed and notice via e-mail have been sent to those on file. The reservation deadline is Aug. 15. If you have not received notice, please contact Joette Evans Webb at 883-9432, 920-8683 or e-mail at

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

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

707 Main Ave. Orange, TX 77630 409.886.5535 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.


Live Band:

SGT Doobie & The Goodtime Revolution

409.883.4344 OrangeTradedays.cOm 200 TURRETT IN ORANGE Off Simmons Drive

across from the water tower

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. 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 Sept. 27. The classes will be held at Baptist Orange Hospital fifth floor classroom. Call the Extension Office 882-7010 to register.

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

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

KOCB searching for community projects

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

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

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

Mauriceville AA meets An Alcoholics Anonymous meeting is held each Thursday at 7:30 p.m. in Mauriceville at the United Methodist Church on Highway 12. For more information call 409-670-6265.

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

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Deaths and Memorials Joseph Andres Saltzman Bridge City Joseph Andres Saltzman, 81, of Bridge City, died Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012, at San Augustine Hospital in San Augustine, Texas. Graveside Service will be 3 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16, at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens near Bridge City. Born in Gueydan, La. on Sept. 22, 1930, Joseph was the son of Doles and Ida Saltzman. He retired from DuPont Sabine River Works as a Chemical Engineer. Preceded in death by his parents; and son, Eric Saltzman, Joseph is survived by his wife of 43 years, Lavina Faye Stewart Saltzman; and other family members.

Clara Johnson Orange C l a r a Johnson, 95, of Orange, died Monday, Aug. 13, 2012, at Oakwood Manor in Vidor. Funeral Services will be 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 16, at Claybar Funeral Home Chapel in Orange with the Rev. Jeff Bell, pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in Port Acres, officiating. A Graveside Service will be 3 p.m. Thursday, at Gravel Hill Cemetery near Bronson, Texas. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, at the funeral home. Born in Hemphill, Texas on Sept. 25, 1916, Clara was the daughter of John K. and Allie (Humphries) Conn. She was raised on a farm in Hemphill and by the time she was in her 20’s, she was working at the shipyard in Orange during World War II. She was a selalline “Rosy the Riveter” welder at the shipyard, where she met a fellow who she would soon call her husband. They had Frances in 1945 and Tucker in 1949. While raising their children they lived in Orange and Kentucky. In 1967, her first grandchild was born and she raised Charlotte as her daughter. She owned her own beauty shop and had many wonderful memories throughout the years. She was an active member of Cove Baptist Church, where she taught the elderly ladies Sunday School Class as well as participated in other organizations at the church. After Hurricane Ike, Clara donated her house and land to the church and moved to Mauriceville with her granddaughter. She was “Mawmaw” to many, “Miss Clara” to some, Nanny to a few Mother to three! She was the best there was! That’s no lie, Heaven has a new angel tonight. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, N.T. Johnson; sister, Maurine Travis; and brothers, JD Conn and Arnold Conn. Clara is survived by her daughter, Frances Breaux of Bridge City; son, Tucker Johnson of Houston; and daughter and sonin-law, Charlotte and Eric Wolfford of Mauriceville. She is also survived by her five grandchildren, Raymond Henry, Sherry Breaux, Kevin Breaux, James Breaux and Sheila Breaux; three great-grandchildren, Adrian, Aaron and Austyn Wolfford; and brother, Jackie Ray Conn of Colorado. Serving as Pallbearers will be Tony Travis, Larry Travis, Mike Conn, Austyn Wolfford, Adrian Wolfford and Aaron Wolfford.

John Hall Orange J o h n Hall, 64, of Orange, died Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012, at Baptist Hospital in Beaumont. Funeral Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16, at Claybar Funeral Home Chapel in Orange with the Rev. Randy Branch, pastor of Wesley United Methodist Church officiating. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, at the funeral

home. A Graveside Service will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, at Fargo Cemetery in Vernon, Texas. Born in Vernon, Texas on March 28, 1948, John was the son of Leonard and Evelyn (Thomas) Hall. He graduated from Stark High School and received a bachelor’s degree at Lamar University. John retired as a fifth grade teacher at Deweyville ISD where he taught for over 20 years. He was a member of Orange Community Players for 40 years and held the position of Vice-President. He was also the Vice-President of The Heritage House Museum and was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church. He was preceded in death by his mother, Evelyn Hall; brother, Mickey Hall; and numerous aunts and uncles. John is survived by his father, Leonard Hall of Orange; brother, Jay Hall of Orange; sister, Cathy Hall of Frisco; nephew, Luke Hall; and nieces, Erin Mortar and Chelsea Day. Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Doug McDaniel, James Simar, Butch Campbell, Tony Dallas and Glenn Campbell. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Orange Community Players, 708 West Division, Orange, Texas 77630 or the Heritage House Museum, 905 West Division, Orange, Texas 77630. Held:

Hubert Dodson Vidor Hubert Dodson, 79, of Vidor died Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012 at his residence. Funeral services were held this morning at Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor, with burial that followed at Ebenezer Cemetery in Jasper. Born on July 9, 1933 and a native of Angelina County, Texas., he has lived in Vidor since 1946. Hubert retired after 35 years as a instrumentation and electrician tech with Firestone. He was Past Master with Vidor Masonic Lodge #1286. Hubert is survived by his wife Ava Dodson of Vidor; sons William Roger Dodson and wife Mary of Mauriceville, Scott Holden Dodson and wife Charlotte of Zavalla, Texas.; daughter Donna Gail Garrett and husband Dickey of Vidor; nine grandchildren: Holden Dodson, Theron Dodson, Tanner Dodson, Scarlett Dodson, Tye Grissom, Windy Bright, Raymond Dodson, Michael Hetzel, and Debra Baker; and eight great grandchildren.

Charlie Kibodeaux Orange Charles Wayne “Charlie” Kibodeaux, 68, of Orange, died Wednesday, Aug. 8, at Baptist Hospital in Beaumont. A memorial service was held on Saturday, Aug. 11 at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Born in Louisiana on Aug. 7, 1944, Charlie was the son of Everette “Crick” Kibodeaux and Lucy Bell (Burch) Kibodeaux. He worked as a machinist in the oil fields. Charlie was preceded in death by his twin infant sons; his parents; sisters, Jessie Marie O’Quinn, Patsy Wolford, Thelma Joe Gibbs; brothers, Jesse (Ball) Gibbs and Everett Kibodeaux. Charlie is survived by his partner, Wendy Ward of Orange; children, Carol Hanks, Sherry Mason and Shayne Wilson. He is also survived by Wendy’s children, Shelby Ward, whom he called “Little Bit” and was his sidekick, Courtney and Gypsy. Also surviving are his brothers and sisters, Ella Mae Eckels of Ohio, Carl “Dean” Kibodeaux of Nevada, Calvin “Crick” Kibodeaux of Orangefield, James “Tooter” Gibbs of Hackberry, La,, Dora Ordonez of Orange, Naomi Sneed of Bridge City, Donna “Tiny” Morcom of Orange, Don “Tommy” Gibbs of Orangefield, Lilly Wold of Orangefield, Russie Attaway of Orangefield, Russell Gibbs of Orangefield, Frances Boutte of Orangefield, Delious Gibbs of Orangefield, Velma Suchanek of Fields, La., Kathy Simon of Hackberry, La. and Denise Kibodeaux of Sulphur, La. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Claybar Haven of Rest Crematory in Bridge City.

Don LaVaughn Bryant Orange Don LaV a u g h n Bryant, 79, of Orange, p a s s e d away Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2012, at his home after his valiant fight against COPD. Funeral Services for Don were held on Saturday, Aug. 11, at Claybar Funeral Home Chapel in Orange with Pastor Misael Castillo officiating. Don was born on May 21, 1933 in Shreveport, La., to Willie Pearl Bryant Perkins and Julius William Bryant. Don graduated from Starks Louisiana High School and attended Lamar College. He served in the U.S. Air Force as a flight mechanic from 1953 through 1957. He retired from DuPont as a machinist to open his own machine shop at Cove Harbor Marina. From the time he was a young boy, he enjoyed owning boats, including the houseboats he built himself, and spending many hours on the water with family and friends. Don was an excellent dancer and thoroughly enjoyed jitterbugging. He especially enjoyed spending time with his family and watching beautiful sunsets from the dock at his house on the river. He was wellliked by everyone he met and will be missed by all who knew him. He is preceded in death by his parents; and his second wife, Sarah Ann Weston Bryant. Don is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Terryl and Irma Bryant of Orange; and his daughter and son-in-law, Ledena and Steve Howard of Orange. He is also survived by his first wife, Barbara Bryant of Deer Park; grandchildren, Clay Bryant, Tara Bryant Weatherford, and Joshua Howard; and his great-grandchildren, Caily Janise, Cody Janise, and Sterling Weatherford. He is also survived by his two favorite sisters, Jacque Bryant Phelps and Billie Bryant Becker, both of Orange. Also, he is survived by his best friend, Shirley Hudson, with whom he shared many happy times dancing and traveling during the last seven years of his life. The family wishes to say thank you to Altus Hospice Care. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, Okla. 73123-1718.

Joan Wilson Wingate Orange Joan Wilson Wingate, 85, our b e l o v e d wife, mother, and grandmother died Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012, at her home. There will be a visitation on Friday, Aug. 10, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. A celebration of her life was held on Saturday, Aug. 11, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange with the Rev. John Warren officiating. Joan was born on September 25, 1926 in Beaumont to Luther and Marguerite (Mantooth) Wilson. She was the older of two daughters. She and her sister, Carol, were raised by their Uncle Ralph Wilson. Joan graduated from Beaumont High School and attended Sam Houston State College for nearly two years. After World War II broke out, she did her part to help with the war effort by working at Levingston Shipbuilding in Orange for several years. Joan met and married the love of her life, Nicholas Matthew Wingate Sr. after they met when he had returned from serving overseas in the U.S. Navy during World War II. They were married on June 26, 1946. She and her husband, Nick, together ran the Wingate Meat Market in Orange for decades. This continued a family tradition of a meat business which first began in Orange around the year 1906. They raised their family while running this market including their son, Nick Wingate Jr. as well as Nick’s daughters, Betty

and Polly Wingate. Joan stood by her man throughout the years in working with him and supporting his livelihood. She always had a smile for everyone who visited the market and she knew most of them by name. The market was filled with mementoes which Nick, his son, friends and relatives had brought back from fishing trips on Nick’s oceangoing boat. Joan was always there with her support for everything they caught, even small sharks. Above all things, Joan cherished her time with her husband and family. Joan simply glowed when her family was around. She spent many hours in the kitchen cooking her famous home cooked meals, including her famous “Sauce Piquante” which only she could do. Regardless of the circumstances, Joan was always the first to build someone up with encouragement. It was a joy to spend time with Joan and Nick in their family home listening to the stories about their lives. Their memories were crystal clear as they recalled events of their past. Nick and Joan had been married for 66years. They were recently asked about their longtime marriage to which Nick and Joan both smiled and said they just kept working together taking one day at a time. They said that it also helped that they had been best friends forever. Joan was preceded in death by her parents; her Uncle Ralph Wilson; her brother-in-law, W.L. Scott; and a large extended Wingate family. She is survived by her loving husband, Nick Wingate Sr.; her son, Nick Wingate Jr. and his fiancée, Brenda McMullen; her step-daughters, Betty Wingate Doak (husband Kent) and Polly Wingate Miller (husband Tim) whom she raised as her own daughters; her precious sister, Carol Wilson Scott and Carol’s son, Bill, and his family. Joan is also survived by their dear friend, Artie Longron; and her brother-in-law, Roy Wingate, and his wife, Crystal of Orange. Joan has many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews whom she was very close to and who will miss her dearly.

cile (Hollingsworth) Alcorn. A longtime resident of Orange, Bill was a member of the Church of Christ and a retired maintenance supervisor with DuPont Sabine River Works in Orange. He enjoyed fishing, woodworking, yard work and working at Camp Red Oak Springs in Newton County. More than anything else, Bill loved his family and church family. He is preceded in death by his parents, James and Elizabeth Alcorn; brother, Jimmy Alcorn and sister, Rose Marie Dumas. Bill is survived by his wife, Betty Alcorn of Orange; children, Jayma Delaney and her husband, Dan of Orange, Jodi Young and her husband, Shane of Buna, Jared Alcorn of Orange and grandchildren, Chelsea Gremillion and her husband, Brandon, Sam Delaney and Jaycie and Shelby Young. Louis Nance, Dennis Doggett, Jim McGee, Dean Morphis, Sam Delaney and Brandon Gremillion served as pallbearers. In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to Camp Red Oak Springs, 2455 Commerce Street, Beaumont, Texas 77703.

William Earnest “Gabby” Denman Sr. Orange William E a r n e s t “Gabby” Denman Sr., 75, of Orange passed away Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2012 in Beaumont. A memorial service was held on Friday Aug. 10, 2012 at New Bethel Baptist Church. Mr. Denman was born July 11, 1937 in Bessmay, Texas to Benjamin C. and Lillie Mae (Reid) Denmon. He worked as an electrician and was a member of the Local IBEW 2286. He was also a former member of the Pinehurst Lions Club.

He was preceded in death by his parents and is survived by his wife, Ruby Abrego Denman of Orange; son and daughter-inlaw, William and Paje Denman of Vidor; daughter, Tammy Denman of Buna and son and daughterin-law, Richard and Vonda Denman of Pt. Neches. He is also survived by nine grandchildren; two great grandchildren; brother, Robert E. Denman of Vidor and sister, Mary Ann Delano of Orange.

Helen Louise Johnson Orange H e l e n L o u i s e Johnson, 89, of Ora n g e , p a s s e d away Monday, Aug. 6, 2012, at Vidor Health and Rehab. Funeral Services were held Friday, Aug. 10, at Claybar Funeral Home Chapel in Orange with the Rev. Scott McIntosh, Pastor of North Orange Baptist Church, officiating. Burial followed at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens near Bridge City. Born on Sept. 23, 1922 in Montalba, Texas, Helen was the daughter of Rufus Hamilton Johnson and Iva (Ward) Johnson. Helen is survived by her son, Gerald D. Thompson and wife, Ann; three grandchildren, Shani McCabe, Cher Outhouse, Pat Mulholland; six great-grandchildren; and three great greatgrandchildren. Kenneth Thompson, Bruce Austin, Bobby Mulholland, Tommy Outhouse, Clay Austin and Merrill Stringer served as pallbearers. Ms. Johnson was a cancer survivor and it was her request that donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73123-1718.

Bill Alcorn Orange Bill Alcorn, 75, of Orange, died Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2012, at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont. Funeral services were held on Friday, Aug. 10, at Claybar Funeral Home Chapel in Orange with Mr. John Davis, a minister with the Church of Christ, officiating. Burial followed at Orange Forest Lawn Cemetery in West Orange. Born in Stanley, N.D. on Oct. 10, 1936, he was the son of James Albert and Elizabeth Ce-

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This season, Coach Randy Crouch enters his fourth year as the head football coach for the Little CypressMauriceville Battlin’ Bears. After going 1-6 in the division, and 4-6 overall in 2011, the Bears hope to have another winning season like in 2010 when the team posted a 7-3 record on the year. During Coach Crouch’s tenure at LC-M, there have been ups and downs, but there are a lot of reasons to get excited about Bears football as we get close to the season opener at West Orange-Stark. On offense, the Bears have six starters returning. Though the team has questions at quarterback, having two veteran offensive linemen like senior Tyler Howlett and junior Matt Chitty coming back to block up front, should help the new signal caller adapt quickly. The new quarterback will also have a few familiar weapons at his disposal in senior wide receiver Billy Jones, and Texas A&M commit senior running back First year Orangefield Bobcat Head Coach Josh Smalley works with the offense Alex Sezer. Both of whom are expeduring practice this week. The Pride will open their season on the road against rienced in the Bear’s offense and will East Chambers on August 31. RECORD PHOTO: Larry Trimm help make the process a lot smoother for the eventual successor. Sezer, who has also recently competed in 100 and 200 meter races in state track meets, is set to become the first player from LCM to play in the SEC and is coming off of a highly productive season that was cut short due to injury. After racking up 577 yards and five touchdowns in only 87 attempts on the ground, Sezer is looking to follow up that performance with an even more impressive one this year. If the young back can stay healthy, he should be in for a good season. Another bright spot for the Bears is junior kicker Trent Manuel. Placing third in the school’s district after going five for seven on field goals and putting through 20 extra points, Manuel was named “Newcomer of the Year” by The Record for the Luke Johnson takes the handoff during a practise session of the Orangefield “2011-2012 All-Orange County Bobcats. The ‘Cats travel to Vidor on Friday in scrimmage action at 6 p.m. Team.” On a squad which saw it’s RECORD PHOTO: Larry Trimm margin of defeat average out at five

Little Cypress-Mauriceville Head Coach Randy Crouch assembles the Battlin’ Bears during midnight practice this week. The Dist. 20-4A Bears are gearing up for their season opener against cross town rival West Orange-Stark on August 31. RECORD PHOTO: Larry Trimm

points per loss, it’s easy to make a case for how important the kicking game could become if such narrow margins persist in the coming year. The LCM defense is looking at seven players coming back. The defensive line will be a major factor and will be anchored by senior Andrew Meyers and junior Kayl Simon. Gearing up at linebacker are two veteran seniors back in the mix with Coleton Boudreaux and Caleb Bickham returning to the fold. A team with four experienced guys coming

back to the middle of a defense is a pretty good start, but how about two defensive backs making a return as well. With a solid front, and some veterans in the secondary, look for the LCM Bears to battle it out all season long. The first game of the year is against WOS at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 31. Expect Coach Crouch to have the team well prepared for what looks like a tough challenge from the SEE BATTLIN’ BEARS PAGE 2B


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What few Houston Astros fans that remain had a glimmer of hope last weekend that the huge transformation process of what’s left of their major league baseball team may possibly be nearing an end. Despite the fact the Astros record this season was 1 and 64 when the team was behind after eight innings, the Good Guys of Minute Maid Park actually roared from a 3-2 eighthinning deficit Friday night and captured their first walk-off victory of the season 4-3 over the Milwaukee Brewers on Brian Bogusevic’s RBI single with one out in the bottom of the ninth inning. Bogey’s teammates mobbed the pitcherturned-outfielder as if the Astros became eligible for the World Series and carried their beehive dance all the way into the outfield of Minute Maid Park to the delight of the 21,025 surprised fans who were hoping something good would happen on this night when the Astros wore their throwback white uniform with the blue and gold star from the 1994-1999 seasons. “It was so huge,” newcomer outfielder Steve Pearce told the reporter from the Houston Chronicle after he tied the score at 3-3 with an RBI single to center field. “We’ve been in so many games like this going down to the wire, and haven’t been able to pull it out. “This game, it was just huge. New series, new team came into town. It’s great for everybody in the clubhouse. We needed it. To be able to just come back and pull out a W, it was just a great feeling,” Pearce continued. It was only the Astros’ fourth victory since the All-Star break and just the fifth in the last 39 games, but it snapped a five-game losing streak. And just to prove it wasn’t a fluke, Houston duplicated the feat 24 hours later on Saturday night and even went one step farther by winning their FIRST extra-inning game of the season on a walk-off single by another newcomer, versatile infielder Scott Moore, who poked a single to left field past a drawn-in, five-man infield to down the Brewers 6-5. Actually Milwaukee manager Ron Roenicke brought left fielder Ryan Braun in to play third base and had five infielders drawn in on the grass in hopes of cutting the winning run off at home plate after Houston loaded the bases with nobody out.

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scene and the beehive dance around Moore as the Astros celebrated the victory again wearing their same throwback white uniforms with the blue-and-gold-trimmed logo from the late 1990’s. The extra-inning win prevented Houston from becoming the first team since the 1969 Montreal Expos to go winless in 12-straight extra-inning games. The Astros now are 1-11 in extra innings this season. “When you don’t do it all season and you do it in back-to-back nights,” manager Brad Mills told the Houston Chronicle reporter, “it’s really nice and everyone enjoys it.” However, the magic of the throwback uniforms wore off after only two games as the Astros dropped Sunday’s contest to Milwaukee 5-3, despite having the tying runs on second and third with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning. But they did win the three-game series, which is a step in the right direction. Astros General Manager Jeff Luhnow had been wheeling and dealing for the last two months, trading off some of the high-salaried veteran players and getting young, raw minor league prospects in return and obtaining a few major leaguers through trades and the waiver wire. This transformation has been driving new owner Jim Crane batty, but he is all for letting Luhnow and his baseball staff evaluate Mills between now and the end of the season with the players he’s given to use. Crane said in an interview over the All-Star break that he’d never lost this much in anything in his life and then watched his team flounder and struggle after the All-Star break. SEE KAZ PAGE 3B

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The 2012 West Orange-Stark cheerleaders are set for another season of Mustang football. Front: Shalin Hardin, Desiree LeJuene, Channing Doyle-Co-Captain; second row: Ashle Taylor, Tia Edwards, Georwana Tolliver-Captain, Jordan Allison; third row: Mar’Kia Davis, Kayla Heisser, Mar’Laysia Davis back row: Torrence Cameron, Roemello Brown-Co-Captain

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KWICKIES…The United States led the way in the 2012 Olympic Games with 104 medals, with 46 being gold, their highest total at a “road” Olympics. Mike Krzyzewski upped his U.S. Olympic basketball coaching mark to a record 62-1 as his team edged past Spain 107-100 to win the gold medal. China finished sec-

ond in the medal count with 87, including 38 gold, Russia was third with 82 and 24 gold while the hosting Great Britain was fourth with 65 medals including 19 gold. Sunset Grove Country Club’s Women’s Golf Association had its annual tournament last weekend to decide the club championship and President’s Cup winners and Debbie LeBlanc won the club championship and Nancy Wood finished second. The President’s Cup was won by Debra Norman with Joann Alford finishing second. And while on the subject of Sunset Grove golfers, Bob Hoepner shot the best round of his life last weekend with a 38-40—78. The Houston Texans used a 90-yard kickoff return by former LSU scatback Trindon Holliday and a blitzing tenacious defense orchestrated by defensive coordinator and Orange native Wade Phillips to throttle the Carolina Panthers 26-13 Saturday night in Charlotte, N.C. But the Texans will have to replace defensive lineman Shaun Cody who suffered a disc injury to his back. The Dallas Cowboys, who played Monday night after this Korner was put to bed, have hired former defensive lineman Leon Lett as an assistant line coach. Hopefully Lett will use the coaching philosophy of “do what I say and not what I do” referring to his blunder on that snowy Thanksgiving Day when he unsuccessfully tried to recover a blocked kick and it cost the Cowboys a win against Miami. Aging wide receiver Chad Johnson (who changed his name back from Ochocinco) was recently given a chance to make the Miami Dolphins’ team but blew that chance last weekend when the team

Joseph Leonard Hargrave, Brittany Leigh Harmon, Holly Ann Holcomb, Shondrica Rochelle Hudson, Noelle Elizabeth Jackson, Alacia Monique Levias, Shay Spring Lovelace, Melani Kathleen Martin, Ashlee Marie Nation, Stacey Meece Seago, Erin Marie Swiney, Aleecia Nicole Vontoure, Thomas O’Lynn Yerby, vocational nursing. Orangefield: Tami Marie Allen, dental assisting. Starks, La.: Meghan Leta’ Sparks, dental assisting; Marla Bussell LeLeux, vocational nursing. Sulphur, La.: Kristi Stockwell Arrant, Erin Clark Bahnsen, Dean Joseph Chesson, Debra Hensley Dudley, Scott Jamison Leger, Jason Tervort, vocational nursing. Vidor: Loretta Baker, den-

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Lamar State College-Orange conferred more than 125 degrees, certificates and awards at Summer Commencement on Aug. 10 at the Lutcher Theater. Orange County graduates are listed below according to hometown and degree earned. Associate Degrees: Bridge City: Hunter Leland Gothia, business; Nicholas Ryan Barulich, sociology; Susan Mary Seamann, teaching 2. Buna: Kallie Alyse Davis, liberal arts, natural science. Orange: Nichole Elizabeth Daleo, Megan Elaine Mumbach, business; April Josetti Jones, business, liberal arts; Joel Abbott, John Robert Cheek, Dustin Monceaux, Tiffany Shantay Overstreet, Colbi Michelle Romero, liberal arts; Jeremy Parker, process technology; Mallory Clara Horton, teaching 2. Orangefield: Cody Kyle Ballard, criminal justice. Vidor: Johnnie Ellen Lawson, liberal arts; Tina Marie Cole, medical office professional; Kurt Russell King, process technology; Nisha O’Conney Ready, upward mobility nursing. Certificates of Completion: Bridge City: Lea Lynn Lejune, process technology; Emily Anne Blanchard, Amber Nicole Meeks, vocational nursing. Buna: Miranda Ann McCollough, dental assisting; Chrisha Johnson Gilchriest, Sherry Taylor Johnson, Amber Crosby Scott, vocational nursing. Deweyville: Marissa Lynn Powell, dental assisting. Orange: Kendall Ray Morphew, criminal justice, criminal justice corrections; Elizabeth Allen Cole, Sara Hagan Frederick, Chelsea Renee Graham, Elizabeth Rider Martin, Rebecca Marie Morgan, Sylvia Lynn Moye, Heather Nicole Work, dental assisting; Joel Abbott, Jerica Skylar Johnson, general studies; Vonti Barhene Allen, Jeremy Parker, process technology; Keely Nicole Benefield, Kaylee Nicole Bray, Luz Chavez, Demeatrice Nicole Fisher, Rachel Erin Ford, Lauren Lynae Gamble,

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released him one day after he was arrested in a domestic WE case SELLinvolving his wife battery ofPARTS barely a FOR month. Heisman Trophy finalist ALL MAJOR Tyrann Mathieu was booted BRANDS!!! off the LSU football team Friday for breaking an athletic department rule. The junior defensive back—nicknamed Honey Badger for his tenacious style, small stature (5-9, 175 pounds) and blonde streak of hair—came out of nowhere to become one of college football’s biggest stars last season. Don’t be surprised if Mathieu shows up on the roster of a Southland Conference team before long.

JUST BETWEEN US… Young Rory McIlroy stole

the show Sunday that was supposed to belong to Tiger Woods, Vijay Singh and a few of the PGA Tour veterans in the final round of the PGA Championship. Instead the 23-year-old phenom from Northern Ireland put the pedal to the metal and left the field in the dust to win by a record-setting eight strokes over runner-up David Lynn. Due to inclement weather conditions on Saturday, McIlroy was forced to play 27 holes Sunday and his young, strong body held up to the challenge. His 13-under-par 275 earned McIlroy a cool $1.445 million with his second career major victory, the same number Tiger had won at his age.



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Rambo and Clark win fourth consecutive title

The team of Chris McCall and Clayton Boulware fished the north end of Rayburn Saturday and earned the first place check in the Anglers Quest Rayburn event with a very solid 19.48 pounds. The team of Cory Rambo of Orange and Rusty Clark of Sam Rayburn ran north as well and finished right on their heels with 18.43 pounds. Rambo and Clark fished a River 2 Sea Frog and Carolina rigged plastics in one to eight feet of water to cull their five fish bag out of 20 keeper bass. In earning the second place check the incredibly consistent duo also nailed down their fourth consecutive Angler of the Year title! The next big event for Rambo and Clark, as well as the other qualifying Anglers Quest teams, is the team championship to be hosted on Rayburn in September. The popular circuit will then hold its Tournament of Champions on Lake Falcon in October. While on the subject of bass fishing, virtually every tournament fisherman I have talked with lately agrees that the catching is much easier on Toledo Bend right now than Rayburn. There has been a very dependable bite in the shallows both early and late with Frogs, small topwaters and Whacky Worms, but the deeper structure has been the ticket for larger fish. “We have been fishing 20 to 22 feet deep on points of grass dur-

ing the day and at night and catching bass up to eight pounds for the past two weeks,” said Albert Penney. “We are fishing mostly jigs in the middle of the day and 10-inch worms and lizards at night. The key in the day has been to fish the very tip end of these underwater points and at night we are doing better sitting shallow and dragging the worm out of the deeper water.” Caleb Johns has owned a camp on Toledo Bend since 1971 and he thinks the fishing right now is even better than it was in the 70’s and 80’s. “I probably caught more bass back then, but any bass over seven pounds got mounted. I’ve got two teenage grandsons that have already caught bass over nine pounds this summer!” Johns credits the low lake level last year for making the big bass more susceptible to being caught. The same deep structure that we used to do well on even before there was grass in the lake is once again holding numbers of better fish for us,” says Johns. “The vegetation seems to be thicker on those key spots and any hard structure like a log or brush is like a magnet.” Carlton Vines credits the crappie fishermen for his night fishing success this summer.“We were fishing school bass along a deep break off a major flat in July when we noticed two brush piles on the graph in 24 feet of water. I don’t know if they are doing any good on the crappie on them during the day, but the bass have been there most every night.” Vines added that they have also done better at times bouncing a single spin spinnerbait through the brush piles. “I had never fished a spinnerbait that deep before, but they will eat it when they won’t have anything to do with a worm or lizard.” The wind has been the only problem for Sabine Lake fishermen over the past few days. Both the trout and redfish are schooling in the open lake, but they can be hard to spot in white

caps. I don’t know why, but catching on the north end of the lake is still slower than it is down south. The water is in good shape, but we are not seeing nearly as much bait on the surface. Until you find yourself right smack in the middle of an acre of redfish hammering shad and shrimp on the surface you haven’t experienced chaotic fishing. If you can witness that from a few feet away and not get hooked on fishing it is time to pursue a cheaper and more comfortable pastime! Make no mistake about it, if you can reach them you can catch them on anything in the tackle box, but I especially enjoy lobbing a She Dog into the fray just to witness the ensuing explosion. The liability in doing so, however, can be two-fold. Too many times, a second redfish will grab the exposed hook which usually results in a broken line or you eventually spend a considerable amount of time trying to dig two sets of treble hooks out of their rubbery maw. There is a solution, however, for those of you that suffer from the same addiction. Once the schooling activity starts in early August, I exchange the front and rear treble hooks on a She Dog for a pair of Mustad 2/0 live bait hooks. Lower coast anglers make the same adjustment to better fish their way through floating grass, but I like the single hook simply because it is much easier and safer to remove. That same setup is also a bonus when dealing with trout. How many anglers have had a treble hook buried in their hand or some other body part by a flouncing trout? And the smaller trout are the worst. The best you can hope for is that only one of the treble hooks is entangled in the net when all is said and done. Give it a try with one of your own topwaters and spend more of your time catching!

Orange swimmer medals at regional swim meet

Presley Alexander, a swimmer for City of Orange Swim Team, competed at the Regional TAAF (Texas Amateur Athletic Federation) Swim Meet in the Woodlands on July 14, 2012. She earned a gold medal in the Girls 8 & Under 25 yard Butterfly with a time of 18.61 seconds and a silver medal in the Girls 8 & Under 25 yard Backstroke with a time of 20.29 seconds which advanced her to state on both individual strokes. Presley participated in the Summer 2012 TAAF Games of Texas in Corpus Christi, Texas on July 28, 2012. Presley earned the bronze medal at state in her backstroke with a personal best time of 19.68 seconds. Moments later, she claimed the gold medal on her butterfly with another personal best time of 18.37 seconds. All medalist from their individual states qualify to participate in Nationals next year. Presley is eligible to represent Texas on these two strokes at the State Games of America in Hershey, Pa. on July 31-August 4, 2013. Presley is a third grader at Little Cypress Elementary School and is coached by Robert Perales and Sheena Walker. She is the daughter of Bruce and Jeannie Alexander, granddaughter of Ricky and Pauline Hargrove, and great granddaughter of Billie Colburn.

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 888-6403426. Funds raised will allow CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) to continue its mis-

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The Record • Week of Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Rev: Evan Dolive:

When Did We Stop Caring For People?

us or come from the same background as us. This Humans in general are pretty predictable. We goes against the gospel message. When did the drive to work the same way, we go shopping at the gospel of love turn into the gospel of conditional same store, we drink our coffee at the same time love? Was God’s love given to us on conditions? No in the morning, etc. However, it’s generally when it was not. The love of God is given to all of huthings are out of the ordinary that people start to manity as a free gift. take notice. As followers of Christ, we are to live our life in a A couple of weeks ago, “Chick-Fil-A Appreciaway that reflects that divine, perfect and wondertion Day” was met with Facebook posts, tweets, ful love. For followers of Christ we believe that this blog posts, rants and more than likely sermons all divine love was perfected in human form in the centered around the notion that a company can person of Jesus the Christ. As we journey throughsupport anti-same sex marriage policy. Many peoout our lives we are constantly trying to find ways ple agreed with this and many people did not. to show and give this love away to other, with no Like I mentioned in my previous article, the strings attached. Unfortunately, humans have yet problem with this debate is that no one actually Rev. Evan Dolive again found a way to marginalize ‘the other.’ Too talked about the real issue, same sex marriage. often in churches around the world, people are not People were marginalized and stereotyped based on prejudices. Throughout this entire ordeal I became aware that met with open arms, they are met with a list of ways they need to change before they are allowed to enter the congregation. While humanity indeed is quite callous and ego centric. Only a few days after this outpouring of support for Chick-Fil- this may not be explicitly said, there is however, an undercurA, an armed man opened fire on a Sikh temple in Wisconsin. Six rent of moral superiority that takes place within the four walls worshippers and the gunman lost their lives. It was a tragic and of some church buildings. How is it fair to have been given unconditional love but fail to senseless event. However, while there were news reports, there wasn’t the outpouring that was seen with Chick-Fil-A. This, my give it in return? We cannot claim that God’s love is for everyone and then try friends, is quite disturbing. When did we stop caring for people? Can you imagine the to put conditions on it. That is like saying to someone, “I will outcry if someone would have murdered people in a church in only love you fully if you do this for me.” By giving unconditional small town America? There would have been candle light vig- love we then are opening ourselves up to the possibilities of what ils, facebook pictures of memorial, tweets of support and prayer God can do through us. We are able to see someone for who they and blog posts flooding the internet. What does it say about our are, who they were created to be. I pray for comfort for the families of the seven who died in country and even followers of Christ when more time and effort Wisconsin. The loss of innocent life is one of the worst things is spent on a chicken sandwich than on seven lives lost? People sadly only care about what they believe affects them or that can ever happen to a family or community. May the comthreatens them. Because of this many people failed to have the passion of God rain down. Rev. Evan M. Dolive is an ordained minister in the Christian one thing that Christ himself calls us to have, compassion. If we believe that all of humanity is created in the image of God, then Church (Disciples of Christ). He currently serves as Associate our hearts should break over the loss of life, no matter their reli- Minister at First Christian Church (DOC) in Orange. Rev. Dolive can be reached via email at or online at gion, belief system, sexual orientation or background. Christ’s compassion is given to all people, in all place and all times, not just to people who think like us, look like us, work like



and stick horse race with awards given also. All participants must compete in two of the three playdays to be eligible for awards. Sleeved shirt required, also current negative coggins and a signed release. For more information, contact Jackie at (409)423-9724, or visit the Cowboy Church of Orange County website.

Back to God to give free school supplies First UMC to host ‘Last Blast’ Everyone is invited to attend LAST BLAST at First United Methodist Church in Orange on the corner of 5th and Pine from 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 18. There will be a prayer walk, free bibles, hot links, hot dogs and other treats, bounce houses, bingo, door prizes and booths with information on area services. There will also be lots of free children’s items including socks, underwear, school supplies, gently used shoes, school uniforms and children’s books. The community is invited to join in the fun as parents and students prepare for the beginning of another school year.

Cowboy Church to host last Playday Buckle Series Cowboy Church of Orange County will be hosting its next Playday Buckles Series, Aug. 25, Sept. 29 and Oct. 20. Events will be cloverleaf barrels, poles, straight barrels, and speed race. Buckles will be awarded for overall high point for each age group, also first, second and third place awards. Three of the four events and two of the three playdays must be completed to be eligible for the awards. Mutton bustin’ will also be awarded a buckle and prizes. Special classes include lead line

Back to God Fresh Anointing Ministries, located at 1101 Park Street in Orange, will be giving out free school supplies to needy families from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 25 in their parking lot. ID will be required. If rainy weather is expected, the school supplies will be distributed in the fellowship hall. For more information, please call Pearlie Gunn at 409-8830333 or 409-670-9039.

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.

KOCB announces the “Litter Button” as a way to report littering in Orange County J David Derosier, chairman of Keep Orange Beautiful, announced at a recent Kiwanis Club meeting that KOCB added a ‘Litter Button’ to their website. By clicking on the ‘Litter Button,’ the user gets transferred to a Texas-wide website sponsored by Keep Texas Beautiful and has the ability to enter the information about the littering that they observed – including the date, time and location of the littering AND the license plate of the offending vehicle. The information is turned in to the Texas Department of Transportation’s Report a Litterer program. Submissions are strictly confidential. The litterer will not be able to find out who submitted his or her name.

After the report is processed, the litterer will receive a letter in the mail reminding them about the incident and a Don’t Mess with Texas litter bag. Information about state litter laws will also be included. Depending on monthly volume, the report could take two to four weeks to process. The litterer will not receive a ticket. Texas law enforcement officials are the only people authorized to enforce the litter abatement act. The ‘Litter Button’ is brought to you by Keep Orange County Beautiful by way of Keep Texas Beautiful and the Texas Department of Transportation. Good organizations working together to make this a better place to live.

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

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

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

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

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

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!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Community Classifieds Your ads published in both newspapers, the County Record and the Penny Record plus on our web site EMPLOYMENT THE RAPE AND CRISIS CENTER is in need of Volunteer Advocates to offer intervention on our 24 hour hotline, and in direct services to sexual assault survivors. Training is provided and certified through the office of the Attorney General. If you are interested please call the Crisis Center ar (409) 8326530 to set up an interview. Thank You, Make A difference, become a volunteer! APPLIANCES USED APPLIANCES, starting at $99.95 & up, Harry’s Appliances, 302 10th. St. (10th. & main), Orange, We buy used appliances, 886-4111. 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. COUCH AND RECLINER, good cond., $250, (409) 7355082. MISCELLANEOUS ‘04 CHEVY COLORADO, double cab, $2,500; Frigidare window A/C, remote, $150; Whirlpool refrig/freezer, $700; desk chair, $5; Stroller, $5; costume jewelry as priced, (409) 920-9905. TAN FIBERGLASS TRUCK BED COVER. Came on 1999 Chevy Silverado with long wheel base. Hydraulic lifts and lock need replacing. MUST GO, NO TRADE OUTS, CASH ONLY. $200 Call 409-926-4131. 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. WASHER AND DRYER, refrigerator, microwave, stove, 2 antique mantel clocks, chest, tanning bed,


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dishwashers, (409) 735-2347. FIREWOOD FOR SALE. Four cords, 88 blocks (not split), 22 inches long. $250 CASH. Call 409-745-3985.

2 TABBY KITTENS, very playful, free to good home(s), (409) 735-2350.

8N FORD TRACTOR, has transmission problems, $650, (409) 988-2391.

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

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.

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.

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NOTICE TO CREDITORS Notice is hereby given that original Letters of Administration for the Estate of Larry Joseph Bonnin, Deceased, were issued on August 9, 2012, in Cause No. P16192, pending in the County Court at Law of Orange County, Texas, to: Rita Marie Monson.

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DATED the 27th day of June, 2012

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The Record • Week of Wednesday, August 15, 2012 • 7B

Control expenses as new school year approaches USDA committed to help drought-stricken farmers, ranchers

According to the National Retail Federation, the average person with children in grades K-12, will spend more than $680 in back-to-school shopping for their kids in 2012, up from $603 in 2011. Total spending on school-aged children this year is expected to reach $30 billion. Total spending for K-12 and college aged students combined will likely exceed $80 billion. Parents should be mindful that additional funds beyond school shopping for clothes, backpacks, shoes, electronics, etc., will be needed for extracurricular activities (i.e. sports, band, choir, etc.), field trips, organizations, and even classroom accessories. To prepare for this expense onslaught, the Texas Society of CPAs offers the following savings tips and suggestions to make back-to-school shopping easier before the first bell rings.

• Take advantage of tax free holidays: the 2012 Tax Free holiday for Texas is August 17-19. (Note: State law exempts most clothing and footwear priced under $100 from sales and use taxes, saving shoppers about $8 on every $100 spent. Other taxfree items include school supplies under $100 and backpacks under $100 for elementary and secondary students.) • Make an inventory list: take time to go through closets and have children try on clothes from last year to see what still fits, and what they can wear again this year. • Create a budget and stick with it: decide how much you are willing to spend and use cash for all purchases. Leave the credit cards and checkbooks at home. This will force you to shop around for the best deals. It will also give you peace of mind knowing that a bill won’t be arriving in the

mail in a few weeks. • Share expenses: have children with an allowance, or money saved, help offset expenses. If they want to buy more than the budget allows this will teach them important money-management techniques like sticking to a budget, establishing wants vs. needs, comparison shopping, etc. • Stack offers and deals: many stores have additional discounts on top of back-toschool sales. For example, some retailers will have an offer for an extra 10 to 15 percent if you bring in a flier or coupon. • Use coupons: grab the Sunday paper for the next few weeks and search the stack of coupons. Also, take a few minutes to search online for coupon sites. This is a great way to find stores that match competitor deals. • Shop discount stores: go to

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are rising, they have very little impact on the prices folks pay at the grocery store. Other factors such as energy and transportation costs comprise 86 percent of the food cost at the retail level, while raw commodities make up only about 14 percent. In other words, even if every commodity (whole beef cattle, bushels of corn, tons of butter, etc.) doubled in price tomorrow, food prices would increase by just 14 percent. And that won’t happen. We expect food price inflation this year to stay at the historical average – about 2.5 to 3 percent. Next year, we expect a slight increase of about 1 percent above those historical averages. But even next year’s forecast is well below some of the major inflation spikes we’ve witnessed in past years. Today, USDA’s focus remains on doing all we can to support farm and ranch families in an uncertain time. The biggest challenge that the President and I face in this effort is the fact that the 2008 Farm Bill disaster assistance programs expired at the end of last year. On August 2 the House of Representatives passed a disaster assistance bill which would provide some drought assistance – as does the Senate’s comprehensive five-year Food, Farm and Jobs Bill that was passed in June. Our preference remains that drought assistance be enacted as part of a Food, Farm and Jobs Bill, to ensure that USDA has tools to keep growing the rural economy, give more certainty to American farmers and ranchers, and provide help to producers in need. As this drought continues, we’ll continue to call on Congress to get a Food, Farm and Jobs Bill passed. Meanwhile I promise Americans that President Obama and I won’t stop looking for ways to help farmers and ranchers in this difficult time.

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As drought continues to affect most of the country, our thoughts and prayers are with the thousands of farm families who have been affected by this disaster. Earlier this summer the U.S. Department of Agriculture acted quickly to open conservation programs for emergency haying and grazing, lowered the interest rate for emergency loans, and worked with crop insurance companies to provide more flexibility to farmers. On August 7, President Obama once again convened his White House Rural Council and announced several new measures the Administration is taking to help those impacted by the drought. These include providing $30 million in additional funding to help producers access water supplies and repair land; increasing capacity for lending to small businesses, including farms and ranches; and waiving certain requirements on trucks, to get more drivers on the road in the relief effort. President Obama stressed the need for the entire Administration to continue looking at further steps it can take to help. I also know that Americans who don’t live on the farm or ranch are wondering what the drought means for them. While this is a difficult time for many producers, it’s important to understand that thanks to advances in farming technology, more diverse global markets, lower farm debt and a stronger rural economy, farmers and ranchers are better prepared to face drought than in past years. We may yet see strong yields in many parts of the country – we won’t know until the harvest is done. But we can say with confidence that Americans should not see significant short-term food price increases, or price spikes at the grocery store, due to drought. While commodity prices

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• The Record • Week of Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Wilson “King” Dunn: Home Life Our home life I could best describe as ordinary folks. We were not “Dirt poor” but neither were we well off. We had a field and garden place and raised the vegetables we ate and we had cows and hogs for our meat. We had no refrigeration so the fresh meat dad to be shared with neighbors. Very few people had jobs and hardly anyone had money. When I was growing up our only cash crop was the dairy and what produce, like cucumbers, peas, greens and okra we could sell at the Del-Dixie canning plant in West Orange. By today’s standard I realize we were crowded. Our house had five rooms; a living room, a kitchen and dining room and two bedrooms. One bedroom was designated as Harriot’s. There were ten of us, so sleeping three to a bed was quite common. We had no television or radio, so we boys had to provide our own spare time entertainment. We played a lot of baseball, basketball (a hoop nailed to the smokehouse wall), played marbles, wrestled and ran foot and horse races. Of course we had a lot of arguments and fights, but no one got seriously hurt---just an occasional bloody nose or black eye. Mom and Dad were strict parents but fair in dealings with us. A good hard butt whipping was considered discipline and not abuse and were administered quite frequently by both parents when we got out of line. The thing I remember about mom is how good a cook she was. She could take most any kind of vegetable, meat, or leftovers and come up with a very tasty meal. She was also an accomplished seamstress and sewed a lot of our shirts and underwear, often time using feed sack material. Dad was a good man. He participated in all civic and county activities and was a long time member of the Mauriceville school board. He was also a good family provider keeping us in food and clothing and letting us go to the movies on Saturday night and according to what kind of week he had, would give us a quarter or 50 cents to spend. That was enough for a show and a hamburger. Dad was always busy and active and was in fairly good health until that tragic train accident in 1946. Mother lived a normal comfortable life until her death in 1963. I would say ours was a normal family. We lived together, worked together and as we got older if one of us got in a tight spot due to sickness or accident, the rest would help out

Memories from the past Wayne and I were in the back seat and Bill was driving. He was about 11 or 12 years old but was doing a good job of driving and someone came up with the idea that we needed to The Prankreward him sters by providWa y n e ing him with and I were a goody bag. the prankAfter that, afsters in our ter every stop, family. We we made sure were always we got somelooking for thing for the something goody bag. We to get a made a pretty laugh. There late night of it was an age and Bill’s folks difference revealed that between us, when he empbut when tied his bag he Wendel l Wilson “King” Dunn had a pretty joined the 1918-2012 good assortarmy soon after finishing school that left ment of goodies which included Wayne and I to pal around to- gum, pencils, razor blades, and apple, an orange, candy, suckers gether. Our favorite pastime on Sat- and an Emory board. Yes, this urday night was bar hopping. was a crazy thing to do but back We just liked to go from place they we did crazy things and to place to see what was hap- called it fun. One afternoon Brother Buck pening. One of our favorite pranks was to walk into a bar was sleeping peacefully in his where on one knew us. I would left side on the front porch so sit down and Wayne, in a loud we got to scheming. We got voice, would order a beer and some fresh chicken droppings add “give him a beer also. He is from the hen house and very a mute and cannot talk or hear.” carefully smeared it on his This always got the attention of forefinger. Then we tickled his the crowd and you could hear nose with a broom straw and interesting comments being that is when all hell broke loose. tossed around. Sometimes a This caper proved disastrous to sympathy round of beer was re- some tail ends! One time we had parched ceived. Once, we were at a small joint some peanuts and each of us near Starks, La. We stopped had a pocketful as we preoutside just as a man came rid- pared to milk. We were playing ing up on a horse with all kinds around, tossing the nuts up and of hackamores and tie downs catching them in our mouth or on him. We begin asking ques- throwing them at each other to tions like city boys would ask catch. I said “here Gordy, catch and he explained the this was this one!” I made a perfect an outlaw horse that no one throw and he caught it in his else would fool with but that he mouth. Only it was not a peahad agreed to break him. We nut, but a fat juice tick freshly kept walking around the horse plucked off the cow I was milkwhile he told us how dangerous ing. This too ended with disasit was. Wayne finally manipu- trous results to the rear end! Wayne and I attended a lated around and got the reins and swung onto the back of dance in Hartburg and after the horse. He ran him around it broke up we started looking the beer joint a couple of times for something else to do. The then past me and I jumped on richest man in the area owned behind him. During all this, the the sawmill and most of the man was hollering and warning houses around it. He lived in us we were going to get hurt. the best house in the area. We After a few more rounds, we had heard Buck mention that jerked the saddle off and both this old gentleman owed him rode him around bareback. money for some logging, so at When we gave him back I think 2 a.m. we were knocking at his that the horse was thoroughly front door. It took a while, but broken and the man was aston- we stayed with it and he finally ished that a couple of city boys came out on the porch in his could pull this off. He did not night shirt. We told him our realize that we rode horses ev- mission and he asked all sorts of questions as to who we were ery day! One evening we were leav- and why we were there so late. ing the house and Bill Dunn, In the end we did not get any our nephew, was standing out- money, but for years we would side so we invited him to ride think about the old man in his around with us and he hopped night shirt on a cold morning in the car. After a few stops, and get a good laugh out of it. emotionally and financially. To sum things up, we had a happy home life and as the only survivor, I am glad to have been a part of it.

The young men in the neighborhood played baseball on Saturday and Sunday as a pastime. They would match games with Deweyville, Hartburg, Cove and Orange. No one had jobs or money so it took some doing to accumulate enough baseball equipment to field a team. On this Saturday we ended a game into the back of our old truck. We had done this before and it worked out well. On this particular Saturday, Wayne and I had nothing to do so we got in the truck and went to a lo-

cal bootlegger and tried to buy a bottle of moonshine on credit because we were both broke. Of course, he would not agree to that and said we had to leave something of equal value so he could be sure we came back. That is when the bright idea hit us. We went to the truck and got a sack full of our baseball equipment and dumped it on his porch, got our bottle of moonshine and proceeded to make a night of it. The next day it was game time and we had to fess up to what we had done and where our baseball stuff was. The

players and spectators were not happy because we had to take up a collection to get the 35 cents we owed, make a quick trip to the bootleggers, get our stuff and return in time for the scheduled game. Needless to say, we were in the doghouse for sometime after this stunt. You can imagine with seven siblings and no entertainment that there were lots of tricks and pranks both at home and some out prowling around. I cannot recall all the things we did but it was all in the interest of fun and not intended to harm anyone.


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