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County Record The Community Newspaper of Orange, Texas

Vol. 52 No. 22

Week of Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Pinehurst celebrates 13th annual picnic Penny Leleux

For The Record

Pinehurst Mayor Pete Runnels began the tradition of a Labor Day Picnic for area seniors in 1998. The tradition has carried on every year except 2008 when the picnic was first postponed, then cancelled due to Hurricanes Gustav and Ike. This year sees Runnels back in office and in charge of the picnic once again, next Monday, Sept. 3. “It’s a lot like it was,” said Runnels. “The main difference is the way we solicited donations.” Runnels said when they started; one guy personally Roy Dunn, publisher of The Record Newspapers shares watermelon with Orange poet laureate Pearl Burgess. RECORD PHOTO: Penny LeLeux

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: pecans, figs, eggplant, okra (red and green), purple hull peas, watermelon, bell peppers, hot peppers, fresh muscadines, blueberries (frozen), and more. The vendors 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.

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went to all the businesses seeking donations. “He must have just loved doing it, because he went everywhere to the businesses and he would always give us the right amount of money.” Runnels said when he came back this year; he saw they now solicit funds and donations by sending out a letter to all the businesses. He also said when the picnic began, they served barbecue brisket and shoulder clods. “Now they are doing the link, but it seems to be what people like. They love the gumbo and the links are fine. If it’s not broke, why fix it,” said Runnels. Food will be provided by the city and Robert’s Meat Market and Steakhouse. The menu will be gumbo, links, potato salad, bread, watermelon, cake and drinks. “The people that ran it last year, like Joe (Parkhurst) and Pam Crew and some of the other members; they really did

an excellent job. They’ve taken a good thing and kept it a good thing,” said Runnels. The Pinehurst Labor Day Picnic has been enjoyed by hundreds of Orange County citizens. Parkhurst, who is currently the Pinehurst city administrator, said last year’s attendance was about 650. Attendance has topped 700 in some years past. “It just depends on a lot of things like the weather,” said Runnels. “It’s been a good thing for a lot of reasons,” said Runnels. He said the reason it was started was to take a recognized holiday that wasn’t necessarily a family holiday and do something that friends and neighbors could come together and share companionship. “It was all for the people and it’s been a good thing.” As always, picnickers will gather at the Family Worship PINEHURST PAGE 3A

Orange Police Officer J.E. Baggett, arrests a man for outstanding fines. RECORD PHOTO: Debby Schamber.

All in a day’s work for an OPD officer

Debbie Schamber For The Record

The work of a police officer is never done, 24 hours per day, seven days a week. When in need, they are always there to protect and serve the public. Orange Police Officer J.E. Baggett, begins his day Monday at a local school watching the flow of traffic to make sure the children safely begin their day at school. While there he looks to make sure all drivers are following the laws such as the speed limit and the cell phone law which prohibits cell phone usage in school zones. Working the day shift is usually not as chaotic as a weekend night, but things can

change at any moment. But, today things are quiet and Baggett begins by patrolling area neighborhoods. During the day shift, officers encounter more traffic which can ultimately mean more wrecks too. With more people attending to their daily activities, the officers may take more reports after the discovery of thefts or vandalism which has occurred overnight. The OPD officers work 12 hour shifts. They work four nights, then are off for three days. They return to work for three days more to work the day shirt and are only off one day before working three more night shifts and then off three more days. Finally, ALL IN A DAYS WORK

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Orange selected to host 2013 Bassmaster Elite Staff Report

For The Record

The Greater Orange Area Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce that Orange, Texas has been selected as the host site for the 2013 Bassmaster Elite Series Tournament No.1, scheduled for March 14-17, 2013. The Bassmaster Elite Series Sabine River Challenge will air multiple times on ESPN and the Outdoor Channel, stream live on the BASSMASTER website and be featured on billboards and in Bassmaster and B.A.S.S. Times Magazines. The Chamber Event Chairmen, David Jones and John Gothia, began the process of enticing the B.A.S.S. organization to the Orange area many months ago. Several meetings and on-site visits by B.A.S.S. took place. Also key to landing this nationally recognized event, was a financial commitment from Orange County Commissioner’s Court, the

A drawing of the new apartment complex to be built in Bridge City is on an easel at city hall.

Bridge City to get apartment complex Debby Schamber For The Record The coming year marks the eighth anniversary of the Elite Series and the 46th of the Bassmaster Tournament Trail.

Orange County Hotel Occupancy Tax Committee and Orange County Economic Development Corporation, as well as a title sponsorship secured by the Nelda C. and H.J. Lutcher Stark Foundation. “The Stark Foundation is pleased to be a title sponsor

for this event,” said Walter Riedel, President and CEO of the Stark Foundation. “We consider it a great opportunity to not only highlight the area’s natural resources but also bring additional attention BASSMASTER PAGE 3A

Bridge City residents will soon see a new apartment complex and it will be the largest in the city. The funding has been approved and the developer is still working on the plans but to date none of the building permits have been pulled, according to Jerry Jones, city manager for Bridge City. The apartment complex will be located off Texas Avenue on

Charles Street. The apartment complex will cover a 6.267 acres of land and is already zoned for commercial use. The complex will have a total of 80 units. There will be 14 one bedroom units, 38 two bedroom units and 28 three bedroom units. Also included will be 16 handicap units with some having wheelchair access. The units will vary in size from 800 to 1,300 square feet.

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Budget still main focus of county Penny Leleux

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Another department head left commissioners court without permission to fill a vacant position. Paula Anders, director of transportation had a part time position of dispatcher that was recently vacated. She said it needed to be filled because “the phones are ringing off the wall.” Anders said they were receiving 8,000 calls a month, which averages 400 a day. The large number of calls is due to current commercials and billboards for Southeast Transit. The advertising did not originate with the county. She did not know how long the advertising is to continue. Since commissioners are still trying to determine the budget and have denied other departments from filling vacancies, the agenda item died from lack of a motion. Anders told The Record there has been an increase in revenue from the advertising, but she did not bring that point up to commissioners during the meeting. Another agenda item had several computers being moved from the transportation department and typewriters from the district clerk to surplus. Referring to possible budget cuts, County Judge Carl Thibodeaux remarked, “They might want to think about hanging on to those.” I didn’t really apply, because the computers and equipment in question has already been replaced. In the budget workshop, Thibodeaux said, “On the operating expense side we started off with approximately $1.4 million deficit with the increased operating expenses facing us this year, primarily payroll commitments. Right now we’ve reduced the $1.4 million operating expenses down to $906,000 which is good.” Capital outlay has been reduced from $4,892,260 to $4,044,113, “That needs to come down.” Thibodeaux said total operating expenses are sitting at $42,339,779. “We need to try to get that number down”. He said the potential fund balance at the end of the year id close to $2 million. Their target is $3 million. “We still have a lot to do, but we are making progress even though it’s a little bit at a time,” said Thibodeaux. He is hoping some of the items cut will be reinstated by the time the budget is adopted. His main goal is to reinstate the employee matrix. “It’s cut right now and there’s a reason it’s cut; economics. I personally would like to see the employee matrix put back in. Whether we can or not, I don’t know.” Thibodeaux said his target date to adopt the budget is now Sept. 24 instead of the 17th, which gives them anoth-

er week to work on cuts They are going to be looking closely at the unfilled positions in the county THIBODEAUX and also looking at upcoming retirements in the next 12 months and what departments they are in. The possibility of not filling positions as people retire may be an ongoing thing said Thibodeaux. “It’s not a popular thing, but I’d rather have it that way than all of a sudden deciding we’re going to cut our workforce and start laying people off. That’s a totally unacceptable option as far as we’re concerned here on the court.” Thibodeaux said they are going to keep reviewing expenses and cuts. “If it has to be

$10,000 and $20,000 at a time then it will be$10,000 and $20,000 at a time. If we can’t find any more cuts then so be it, we’ll have to live with what we’ve done. The revenues are pretty much in granite.” He said revenue estimates may be on the conservative side but to overestimate revenues to balance a budget is unacceptable. “This is where we are at. We’ve made some progress. It’s still not my target numbers, but we are moving forward in that direction. We still have to option of peeling back expenses a certain percent and let the department heads decide what those cuts should be.” Thibodeaux said the county has steadily cut back expenses each year, where the increases have been are payroll, insurance and fuel, which will continue to rise.

Aryan sentenced in Jeff County shooting Staff Report For The Record

A member of the Aryan Brotherhood of Texas (ABT) was sentenced for his role in the 2009 shooting of a man in Jefferson County, Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales of the Eastern District of Texas. John Oliver Manning, aka “Fish,” 52, of Pasadena, Texas, was convicted by a jury on Dec. 1, 2011 with violent crimes in aid of racketeering activity. The activities include conspiracy to commit assault with a dangerous weapon, assault with a dangerous weapon, using and carrying a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Manning was sentenced to 355 months in federal prison today by U.S. District Judge Marcia A. Crone. Manning and co-defendant, Joshua Mark Bodine, aka “Desperado,” 32, of Vidor, Texas, were indicted by a federal grand jury on Mar. 17, 2011. Bodine pleaded guilty on Oct. 11, 2011, to assault with a dangerous weapon in aid of racketeering activity and was sentenced to 240 months in federal prison on Mar. 27, 2012. Manning has been in custody since his arrest on Sept. 9, 2009. According to the indictment, the ABT is a racebased, state-wide organization that operates inside and outside of state and federal prisons throughout Texas and the United States. The ABT was established in the early 1980s within the Texas prison system. It modeled

itself after and adopted many of the precepts and writings of the Aryan Brotherhood, a California-based prison gang that was formed in the California prison system during the 1960s. According to the indictment, previously, the ABT was primarily concerned with the protection of white inmates and white supremacy/separatism. Over time, the ABT expanded its focus to create a criminal enterprise that includes illegal activities for profit. According to evidence presented at trial, the ABT enforces its rules and promotes discipline among its members, prospects and associates through murder, attempted murder, conspiracy to murder, assault, robbery and threats against those who violate the rules or pose a threat to the enterprise.

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they work four day shifts before the big payoff– eight days off. During each shift, there are five officers and two supervisors on duty. Four officers have an assigned zone to patrol while the fifth officer assists where needed. However, in the event back-up is needed, unless they are busy, they all assist each other. Each day they also switch zones. An officer can drive up to 150 miles per day during his shift. While patrolling Baggett scans the area for suspicious activity. “If you ride the streets enough, you know what belongs there,” Baggett said. Patrolling the streets also works as a crime deterrent, he added. Baggett patrols the business districts as well. During the drive from one location to another he “multi-tasks” and scans the roads for vehicles with violations such as lack of a front license plate, expired tags and inspection stickers or a driver not wearing a seat belt. He drives to a local business, where he spots the suspicious activity of a man loitering in the parking lot. The man was trying to hide behind a dumpster as the officer drove by. Baggett stops in an adjacent parking lot and gets out to talk to the him. The 59-year-old man said he has a residence, but Baggett knew he is actually homeless. The man produced identification and Baggett talks to dispatch and it is discovered the man has a warrant for outstanding traffic violations. While searching the area where he had spotted the man hiding, he found a 32-ounce can of beer which was still cold to the touch. Baggett wrote the man a citation for violating the open container law. He conducts a pat-down and placed handcuffs on the man. In the mean time, another officer arrives at the scene. Baggett pours the beer out into the grass and puts the empty can into the garbage. Baggett places the man into the back of the patrol vehicle and heads to the Orange County Jail. He escorts the man inside and gives the jail personnel the information they need to book him into the jail. He then heads out to patrol once more. Baggett, now 27, started working as a police officer at the age of 21 years old. He

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didn’t follow in anyone’s footsteps but chose the path of a police officer on his own. During his off time he is a devoted father of two children and is married. In addition, to his duties as a police officer, he has been a member of Special Weapons And Tactics team since 2009. The SWAT team is an elite tactical unit. They are trained to perform high-risk operations which fall outside of the abilities of regular officers. They are called to work during instances such as a hostage situations, to deal with heavily armed suspects or someone who had barricaded themselves in a structure. The local SWAT team is formed with officers from the various agenices in the area. Baggett completes eight hours of training per month to be a part of the special unit. In addition, he is required to maintain his TCLEOSE, Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officers Standards and Education, certification with 40 hours of mandatory training and continuing education every two years. Additionally, every fourth year he is required to receive a legislative update which covers new laws. Baggett is also a Field Training Officer. When an officer is newly hired he is required to ride with a FTO. During the first week, the new officer rides along and observes. During the second week, they drive the patrol vehicle and do 25 percent of the work. By the third week, they not only drive, but do 50 percent of the work and 75 percent of the work in week four. By the fifth week, the new officer does all the work and the FTO only observes. If they pass the tests, then they are out on their own to work among their fellow officers. During his patrol he spots a young woman walking down the street in tears. He stops to make sure she is OK. She tells him of a family tragedy. He tells her he hopes she will be fine. Later her family members will stop him and ask of her location. He tells them where he saw her last. He drives away to see what may be lurking nearby. He spots a man who is walking on the street instead of the nearby sidewalk. The man says he has no identification, but Baggett spots a wallet protruding from his back pocket and reminds him. The man provides the I.D. and Baggett calls dispatch

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to the Stark Foundation’s educational and cultural venues.” The Sabine River Challenge will kick off the 2013 Elite Series in March and is expected to have a significant impact on the Orange area economy during the tournament and a positive residual impact for years to come. Executive Director of the Orange County EDC, Bobby Fillyaw said, “B.A.S.S. is the premier bass fishing organization in the world and we look forward to showcasing Orange County as a premier location for quality cultural and recreational opportunities. Thanks to the team effort of our local leadership and community organizations, this will be a great event that will have a tremendous impact on our local economy.” For more information call the chamber at 409-883-3536.

Pinehurst picnic ship Center (old Bancroft Elementary School on 41st Street). You can park at the location or shuttle buses will

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Residents of the apartment complex will enjoy amenities such as a picnic area, pool and a basketball court with lights. In addition, on the premises there will be a community club house with wi-fi and a business center. The cost of renting a unit will range up to $1,200 per month. Jones expects the project to take off in 2013 but does not have a completion date since the project had yet to break ground. However, he did say the builders will probably start pulling permits by the end of 2012.

to confirm if there are no warrants. Baggett also spots an object protruding from the man’s front pocket which proves to be a bottle of pills with the man’s name on the label. The man tells Baggett he is in search of a friend’s house near a local business. The warrant check comes back clean so the man takes off in a different direction. Baggett goes around the block to continue the patrol when he notices the man has vanished. He plans to follow up later. He receives a call to serve a felony warrant. Baggett arranges for another officer to go with him to the residence. Together they attempt to serve the warrant and after several knocks on the front door, nobody answers. They leave and it will have to be served another time. Later in the day while driving through a neighborhood, he spots a vehicle with a tail light not working. He calls in the location and the tag number before initiating his overhead lights. The vehicle in front of him slowly comes to a stop. He cautiously approaches the vehicle and speaks to the driver about the tail light. “You just never know who is behind the wheel,”he said. It could be someone who has just committed a felony and has a gun ready to fire it so they can make their escape. According to FBI statistics, more officers are killed or injured annually during the course of a traffic stop than at any other time excluding vehicle accidents and effecting arrests. However, a check of her driver’s license reveals she does not have any warrants for her arrest. Baggett wraps it up and she continues on her journey. Throughout the day, Baggett, like most officers stays busy. The day shift may not be as active as he would like, but he is content with a job well done. Either way, Baggett says he “loves his job.” “It is definitely not an 8 to 5 desk job and can be overwhelming at times,” he said. But he views his choice in law enforcement as a “career and not just a job. “ At some point in the day he will have to write the reports on the activities of the day. He can do them inside the patrol vehicle or at the office. At the end of the day, he goes to refill the patrol vehicle with gasoline for the next officer who takes it out on patrol. He will go home to his young son who sees his father as a “superhero” who fights the bad guys and someone he hopes to be like someday. Baggett smiles when he talks of his son who sometimes wears a belt with his play guns to emulate him. For now, his infant daughter is too young to realize what’s going on, but someday she too will see the man behind the badge and her hero too.

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transport citizens from Sabine Federal Credit Union to the picnic site. Parkhurst said they will go to some of the assisted living facilities if they want to attend. He and Runnels said last year buses went to Optimist Village and The Meadows. To schedule service for one of the assisted living facilities contact the city hall at 409886-3873. There will be a change in entertainment this year. Doug Childress and Gone to Texas will be the band playing Monday. “Doug Childress used to be one of the best entertainers around here and he got out of it for a while,” said Parkhurst. Childress has returned to the entertainment scene. “They will be here and start playing about 10 o’clock,” said Parkhurst. “They will play until we’re ready to leave; about 2.” Parkhurst said there will also be some line dancers, The

Orange Blossoms, providing entertainment. People start gathering around 9:30 a.m. and they start serving food at 10:30 a.m. Everyone is welcome to the picnic, but only Pinehurst seniors, 60 years and older, are eligible for door prizes. Be sure to register at the sign-up table at the picnic. Orange Savings Bank donated a flat big screen TV. Two rockers were donated by Welch’s Furniture and Robert’s Meat Market. There are many other door prizes including gift certificates to area businesses. Drawing for prizes begins as soon as everyone has been served and are finished eating. The picnic usually winds down around 2 p.m. For more information, or to make a financial or prize donation for this year’s event, call Pinehurst City Hall at 409-886-3873. It takes about $5,000 to host each event.

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Meanwhile the command ship pilot Michael Collins remained in orbit overhead, waiting to return them back to earth. The moon walk lasted two hours and 19 minutes. They left their footprints on the moon and brought back rock samples. Armstrong, the first man on the moon, became a national hero. He had a great name to capitalize financially on because of that mission. Unlike today’s opportunists, he never benefited himself. He had that something special, giving credit to the other thousands of people who had worked on the Apollo Mission. Forty-four years after that walk on the moon, at age 82, our national hero Neil Armstrong, died on Aug. 22, 2012, from complications after heart surgery. In all, 12 American astronauts have walked on the moon but there is only one first.

From the Creaux’s Nest ISAAC FOLLOWS KATRINA’S PATH, POLITICS IN AIR On the seventh anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, Isaac followed the same path with New Orleans in it’s sights. In 2005, Katrina killed 1,800 and drowned 80 percent of New Orleans, which hasn’t fully recovered. Hurricane Isaac comes to New Orleans much milder and the city was much better prepared. Southern Mississippi is the place that doesn’t have seawalls and will see damage. I visited Bay Saint Louis, Diamond Head, etc. a week after Katrina. I will never forget the devastation , even after living through Ike right here at home. New Orleans and Mississippi got lucky. A category one storm is no picnic but it’s not a Katrina, the costliest disaster in U.S. history with $135 billion in destruction. We also got lucky with a high pressure in our backyard. There wasn’t much chance that the storm would come our way unless the high moved at the last minute like it did for Ike. Tuesday evening, every hotel in Orange was full with Louisiana and Mississippi folks escaping Isaac and workers on the way to the hurricane areas.***** The Republican convention, in Tampa, Florida, was delayed by one day. On Tuesday they nominated Mitt Romney, his wife Ann delivered an address and Gov. Joe Christi gave the keynote speech. In a surprise move, the Romney forces invited former Florida Governor Jeb Bush to speak in an obscure spot on Monday. After that day was canceled and Bush appeared on Meet the Press, they gave him a better spot on Thursday.   He can’t speak on policy however, he’ll speak on education. Bush said on Sunday the Republican Party had moved too far to the right and had shrunk the Party and should be expanded to include more factions. Ron Paul’s delegates were shunned at roll call. The Democratic convention will convene next Tuesday in North Carolina. Meanwhile, both parties are urging voters to exercise their right to vote by going to the polls. However, political goals of Republicans in states with new ID laws and changes in early voting laws are obvious because these laws took effect immediately despite few fraud charges being found They are clearly making it harder for some people, mostly democrats, minorities and the elderly to vote, disenfranchising thousands. if  not millions of voters.  Locally, we have felt the blow of gerrymandering districts. The unfair results is that we don’t have a choice to elect local or area state candidates. Example: Can you believe we’re going to end up with a U.S. congressman who doesn’t live in our district. He once lived under a bridge, no telling where he lives now. It’s  just like what is being done with the ID laws, it‘s not fair.*****Gotta go, come along, it won’t do you no harm. REMEMBERING DOT Our dear friend Dorothy Eshbach, 90, died Thursday, Aug. 23. On Aug. 12, Dot came down with a virus, until then she was as fit as always. She apparently was dehydrated and was admitted to the hospital. She passed away while being hooked up to an I.V. To know Dot was to love her. In the 40 some years I had known her, I never heard an unkind word about anyone. She loved people and was extremely proud of her family. When Christmas rolls around this year many people will think of Dot. Fudge making, plenty of it, was a Christmas tradition for Dot. She would package it in a beautiful basket and hand delivered the goodies to many friends around the community. Last Christmas she drove to our new office in Orange to drop off her Christmas goodies. Over many years Dot and her friend Margaret Saint traveled extensively in their motor coach throughout the country, just two fun loving widows discovering America. That wasn’t enough, they then set out to see the world, traveling throughout Europe and visiting Russia. They always came home with a bag full of tales. We published probably a dozen stories about their exploits. They loved playing tricks and telling off on each other. Margaret died just a few years ago, Dot sold the big bus and got off the road but she never quit relating with people. In her earlier years she had been a successful business woman. Her late husband, Jay Eshbach, ran for the first mayoral position of Bridge City. He lost by one vote to P.M. “Red” Wood. I believe a recount showed three votes. Dot enjoyed watching her grandchildren develop. She was extremely proud of grandson Eric, who excelled in high school and college poll vaulting, setting new records and becoming an All American. She made sure we were kept up to the minute on Eric’s accomplishments. All of us who knew and loved her will miss her. The entire community was her family. She was Bridge City’s mother and grandmother. Our sincere condolences. Please see obit. “THE EAGLE HAS LANDED” “ONE SMALL STEP FOR MAN, ONE GIANT LEAP FOR MANKIND” Most of us, who were around then, will always remember where we were when we heard the above words. I was watching a small, black and white television, showing the Apollo II command center. I remember feeling a rush when I heard the words, “Houston, the Eagle has landed.” Neil Armstrong, commander and his co-pilot, Col. Buzz Aldrin, steered their lunar landing craft Eagle near the Sea of Tranquility. Computer alarms went up and fuel was running low, a long pause and Neil Armstrong said, “Houston, Tranquility Base here, the Eagle has landed.” The United States had beaten Russia to the moon. A few hours later, Armstrong came down the ladder of the landing craft. Planting his feet on the moon’s surface he said, “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” Soon Aldrin joined him and on our black and white TV we watched the two astronauts in their white space suits bouncing around on the moon. We wondered out loud about if they could successfully leave the moon and return to earth or not.

FOR REAL--ORANGE WILL HOST BASSMASTER A few weeks ago, I told you that something really big would be coming to Orange County next spring. We were privileged to the information but would risk losing the big event if word got out before the contracts were signed. Capt. Dickie Colburn was the first to mention the Sabine River fishing in the area in last week’s column. By now, you’re aware the Bassmaster broke the news that their first post-classic fishing tournament will be held in Orange, Texas on their website. The Sabine River and area waterways will host championship fishermen from across the country. I can’t express enough how big a deal this is for our little part of Texas. We will be featured big time on the national level. The event will be a big boost also for our local economy. Already the booking of rooms is occurring for the advance people that will plan for the March 14-17 elite series. Rooms will sell out from Beaumont to Lake Charles, many bucks will be brought to our county. It will be a big boost financially but it will be a bonanza to the recognition of what we have to offer the sportsman. Much will be published between now and then. Dickie and Capt. Uzzle will write many features in the months to come. It’s exciting. TURING BACK THE HANDS OF TIME 10 Years Ago, 2002 Pinehurst city officials are preparing for the city’s fourth annual Labor Day Picnic. Mayor Ricky Trevino said, “We’re all set to go.” The Labor Day Picnic for Senior Citizens was the brain child of Trevino’s predecessor, mayor Pete Runnels. The event will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 2. (Editor’s note: Pete started this event when he was mayor 14-years ago and it has been held each year since. Another big Labor Day event is coming up and he’s mayor again. Everyone is welcome to come out.)*****Investigators questioned a man in the Finley case. Michael Brown, 26, voluntarily went to the police station for questioning. Police would not say if he is a suspect in the death of Dannarriah Finley. A $50,000 reward is being offered for information leading to a conviction. (Editor’s note: She disappeared from her home July 4, 10 years ago and the case has still not been solved.)*****E.J. “Buddy” Rasberry is out of the hospital after beating West Nile, St. Louis, Echo and Coxsackle virus. Buddy is a tough guy. He says one day in the hospital his brain just woke up and he knew he was going to get better. (Editor’s note; Today Buddy is a resident at the Meadows.)*****David McKay, a 1999 Bridge City grad, has been modeling abroad and will be part of the largest fashion show ever in this area at the grand opening of Foley’s in Parkdale Mall. Since high school David has been acting in a television soap opera, “The Guiding Light” but a screen actor’s guild strike caused his character, Brandon, to be written out of the script. Now he’s home in Bridge City. It gives him a chance to visit friends Raum Bryant, Bryan Wiggins, Guy Whithead, Jeremy Duckley and Jared Williams. He is also spending some time with girlfriend Shellie Smith before heading to Europe. (Editor’s note: That was 10 years ago. I’d like to know what became of David and where his life took him. Does anyone know? Email me if you do at news@therecordlive.com, attention Breaux.*****Pretty Janice Overman, the gal that tries to keep Lyle straight and Inez Hearne’s baby girl, celebrates her birthday this week. Also celebrating are Charles “Butch” Thurman, attorney Jay Tanzen, Mike Cedars, Danny Cole, and the lovely Mary Sneed.*****On Aug. 22, Orman F. Hogg, age 73 died. His children are Carl, Donald, Larry, Brenda and Rhonda.*****In January, Ted Turner’s AOL stock was worth $7.2 billion, today it’s worth only $1.76 billion. (Editor’s note: Ted, founder of CNN, never did recoup the loses. The same may happen to Facebook founder.)*****Danny Brack is back at his original location on Western Ave.*****Mark Dunn has moved daughter Amber back to Austin where she will be a senior at U.T. (Editor’s note: After graduating from U.T. she attended Texas Tech Medical School. She is now a resident at University Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio where she is an anesthesiologist.)

A FEW HAPPENINGS Nancy Hawoth, Chief Adult Probation officer is retiring Friday, Aug. 31. A retirement party in the new Adult probation Building will be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. She‘s been with the County for 32 years. Eddie Mendoza will take over the reigns for that department on Monday.*****Friday will be Robin Roberts last day to co-anchor “Good Morning America,” the number one morning show. She will be on medical leave. She has MDS, a blood and bone marrow disease (preleukemia). She will be hospitalized next week to start preparing for a bone marrow transplant a few days later. Roberts is on leave from ABC and has been assured her job will be waiting for her on her return.*****A few people we know celebrating their special day. Carly Thibodeaux, of Mauriceville, celebrated, Aug. 27***Matt Bryant, a Sgt. in Patrol at the Orange County sheriff‘s office celebrated a birthday Aug. 28..***Our longtime friend, a lady who was in sight of graduating from Medical school and gave it up for the love of writing. Over the years, Glenda Dyer, has written some great articles for several newspapers where she also served as editor. On Aug. 29, Glenda, now a Tennessee resident will celebrate another birthday. We wish her the best.***Our fiend, Mike Cedars, head of the Appraisal district, marks another year on Aug. 30.***Capt. Mike Langley Sr., in Patrol at Orange County sheriff‘s office marks his big day Aug. 31.***A great guy Dan Barker, turns 80 on Aug. 31.***Bill McCorkle celebrates on Sept. 1.***Coach Cody Knight is a year older Sept. 2.***Mayor T.W. Permenter celebrates on Sept. 3. Ms. Lyndia surely has something special planned.***Also celebrating Sept. 3, is our own Debby Schamber. Have a good one.****Some special couples celebrating wedding anniversaries. On Aug. 3, Judge Pat and Rosalie Clark celebrate their 43rd. Joining them are twin sister Mary and John Scofield, who were wed in a double ceremony.***Also married on this day was Judy and Barry Hunt.***Sept. 1, is a big day for Karen and Tony Fuslier.***On Sept. 2, 62 years ago, Margaret and Sprad Spradlin were wed. That gal has earned her ticket to Heaven. Great friends and an outstanding couple.***On Sept. 4, judge Claude and Pauline Wimberly will celebrate 58 years together.***The years have just flown by. Happy anniversary to all.*****On Sept. 2, 2004, Roy’s mom Marie died and also Constable Parker P.T. Thompson passed away Sept. 2, 2007.*****The question I would like someone to ask is why John McCain passed on Mitt Romney as his VP candidate and found Sarah Palin a better choice. There’s something McCain knows that he’s not telling.*****Lance Armstrong gave up a ten-year fight that had cost him millions. He just said, “Enough is enough.” He was stripped of all seven Tour de France titles. Lance had been tested nearly 200 times and never was found positive for drugs. The United States anti-doping Agency said all the cyclist coming in second were also found to be guilty. If everyone was juicing, it looks to me like it was a level playing field. My first thought when I heard Lance had quit the fight was of Susan Halliburton, Orange native, who covered all seven Armstrong races for the Austin Statesman.*****What in the world has happened to Randy Travis? He has gone bananas since Liz ran him off. A talent wasted.*****The Wednesday Lunch Bunch will dine with Uncle Jim at Novrozsky’s this week and back at Robert’s next. Everyone is always welcome.*****For the first time in U.S. history a major political party will not have a protestant on the ticket for president or vice-president. Mitt Romney is a Morman, Paul Ryan is a Catholic. I wonder if that’s why Tony Perkins and his evangelical bunch are not being vocal this year. CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS On Aug. 29, John McCain will be 76 and Elliott Gould, 74.***Cameron Diaz will be 40 on Aug. 30; Warren Buffett, 82 and Andy Roddick, 30.***Richard Gere will be 63 on Aug.31; Chris Tucker will be 40 and Van Morrison, 67.***Gloria Estefan will be 55 on Sept.. 1 and Lily Tomlin, 73.***Terry Bradshaw will be 64 on Aug. 2; Mark Harmon, 61; Salma Hayek, 46 and Keanu Reeves, 48.***Charlie Sheen will be 47 on Sept. 3 and Shaun White, 26.***Beyonce Knowles will be 31 on Sept. 4 and Damon Wayans, 52. CAJUN STORY OF THE WEEK A LETTER FROM SOSTAN Dear Simple,  I know I rote you de utta day bout Tee-Boy but I rite again because me and Sugar Bee will be gone for three or two weeks. I wanted you to know in case you plan to stop and see us wen you go to da LS&U game, plus I got some news me. Our aunt, Lucille, da old maid, died las week in Crowley. She was my papa and you papa’s youngest sister. She was 72 wen she die. She never have a man her. She requested in her will dat she have no mens for pallbearers. She wrote in her long-hand, “Dey wouldn’t take me out while I was live, I don’t want dem to take me out wen I’m dead me.” Me and Sugar Bee have to return our granddaughter Anie, wats been spending da summer wit us. She goes to da furst grade in Kaplan nex week. Sugar Bee took her to church dis summer. She didn’t know nutten bout church, her. Yesterday Sugar Bee gave her a test on church. “Why do it be necessary to be quite in church? Annie answer, “MeMaw, it’s because grown ups are sleeping.” Sugar Bee try again, “Why Joseph and Mary took Jesus wit dem to Jerusalem?”  “I guess cause dey couldn’t get a baby sitter, “ answer Annie. Las Sunday Sugar Bee took her to church for da las time. Annie became restless her as da preacher’s sermon it drag on and on. Finally Annie lean over and whisper, “MeMaw, if we give him da money now will he let us go?” Dats all for now. I believe Millard Cox has a birthdaay coming up soon. Tell him happy birthday for me. You Cuz Sostan

35 Years Ago-1977 After 24 years as judge, Homer Stephenson prepares to leave the bench as Associate Justice of the 9th Court of Civil Appeals on Sept. 1. The 61-year-old has served on the appeals court since July 1, 1961. Before the justice post, he served as district judge of the 128th court. He received his law degree in 1937 at the University of Texas. He will associate council with Marlin Thompson and Martin W. Dies law firm. Judge Stephenson has several business ventures, including Bancroft Paper co., Northway shopping Center and First Savings and Loan.*****Janice Malagarie celebrates a birthday Aug. 29. She is a cosmetology teacher and also owns a beauty shop. She has two sons, Kevin and Scott and thank God, only one mother, Inez Hearn.*****The Baxter baby has arrived, a red-headed girl born Aug. 26, weighing 7 pounds, 5 ounces. Jenny’s parents are Diane and Gordon Baxter. At age 53, she is Baxter’s eighth child with two wives.*****Delores Cantu, West Orange Graduate, is now making national commercials. She is the daughter of Mrs. Edward Perez. The vivacious, dark-haired beauty can be seen in McDonald’s, Timex, Calgon, Palmolive C’EST TOUT and other commercials. She also has a part in a Woody Allen Don’t forget the Pinehurst Labor Day picnic next Monday, movie. She was selected as Miss Hospitality in the Miss Uni- we hope to see you there. I haven’t gotten out much over the verse Pageant in Puerto Rico. She has lots of other things going. week so I was short on happenings. Thanks again to our great family of advertisers. Please patronize them when you can. BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK This week, I plan to dine with Cathy and her crew at Sure Gary Bonneaux, Patrick Richey, Gary Turbeville, Rick Catch Seafood Restaurant in Bridge City. You can get a seaBeaulieu, Wanda Sanders, Wendy Fontenot, Blake Tally, food lunch for only $5.99 and it’s always good and fresh. Look Buddy Hancken, Glenda Dyer, Ileta Primrose, Judy Marso- us over cover to cover. Have a safe, happy Labor Day weekend. lan, Brittany Warren, Bro. Joel Warren, Dotsie Robbins, Jon Thanks for your time, mine is up. Till next time, take care and Weidner, Mike Cedars, Patty Allred, Brooke Snowden, Cris- God bless. ti Harper, Crytal Killman, Dal Moreau, Dominic Nguyen, Sheena Freeman, Christopher Coleman, Dorene Scott, Elise Domas, Erin Weidner, Mary Behnke, Paul Vandervoort, Ron Kincade, Alex Murphy, Buddy Cox, Jesse Grooms, Jay Odom, Lauren Robertson, Paul Fournier, McKinlee Smith, Virginia White, Billl McCorkle, Haley Aldridge, Pamela Layman, Vernon Dixon, Cody Knight, Ernest Procella, Hannah Hall, Judy Hollis, Shannah Heard, Kamri Swarers, Ian Higgs, Peyton Choate, T.W. Permenter, Rusty Dubose, Tammy Stevens, Tracy Hollingsworth, Barbara Daigle, Kacey Harrell, Rachel Briggs, Robert Boehme, Ryan Fisette, Debby Schamber, Thomas Tisdale, Shirley Wright, Cynthia Wedekind, Ginger Williams, Jamie Forse, Shirley Choate and Beverly Hanes.


A Stinking Gift

If you’ve been following the news, you are well aware the political fur is flying. One accusation after another is being hurled by all sides at each other. More than once in the last few weeks, my jaw has hit the floor upon viewing various political advertisements. Who or what can we believe? All I can suggest is take it all with the proverbial grain of salt. It is difficult to pin facts to the mat, a heck of a lot more difficult than trying to give a cat a bath. When I ask myself if I’m better off now than I was four years ago, I have to say ‘no way’. Why? Basically, the economy. I base it on my own personal and family expenses. Four years ago, my weekly trips to Walmart averaged about $90. Today, the same items hit almost $120, a $30 increase. And if you’re on a fixed income, that $30 takes away from some of your other ‘like to dos’. The same type of increases hold true all other areas. Fast food is up; medical expenses are higher; insurance costs more; autos are outrageous; and on and on and on. When prices increase, most families, me included, look for ways to shave our own spending so we can balance our budget. Let’s forget politics for a moment. Let’s forget that some fanatics bleed blue or red--Libertarians? I don’t know. Maybe they bleed pink. But let’s forget about the color of our blood and concentrate on putting the American budget back in shape. Unless you are a welfare cheat—no, I shouldn’t have said that. Welfare cheats don’t read columns like this. They’re too busy spending food stamps on lobsters and beer. There isn’t a concerned citizen who doesn’t know the ultimate fate of our country if such spending continues. With all its moles and warts, the Ryan tax

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plan addresses the issue. At least it is a start on winnowing the chaff from the grain. I know, I know, there are hundreds, yea, thousands of questions, but we have to begin somewhere. The House has sent a couple budgets to the Senate where they died and long and painful deaths. I found a list of items the Republican side of Congress wants to cut. After reading them, you’ll be as shocked as I was not only by their number, but by the way obscene amounts of tax monies are spent. Right up front, the plan doesn’t cut Social Security nor Defense. What I read is that while it does make an effort to reform SS, those citizens over 55 are not affected. There are fifty-four items on this list. They range from eliminating taxpayer subsidies to the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change for a $12.5 million annual savings to repealing the eighty-one year old Davis-Bacon Act for more than $1 billion annually. Some of the other programs on the list to be either required or eliminated are: Eliminate Presidential Campaign Fund. 775 million savings over ten years. Eliminate Intercity and High Speed Rail Grants $2.5 billion annual savings IRS Direct Deposit: Require the IRS to deposit fees for some services it offers (such as processing payment plans for taxpayers) to the Treasury, instead of allowing it to remain as part of its budget -- $1.8 billion savings over ten years. Require collection of unpaid taxes by federal employees.$1 billion total savings. Prohibit taxpayer funded union activities by federal employees $1.2 billion savings over ten years. Eliminate Mohair Subsidies $1 million annual savings.   Sell excess federal properties the government doesn’t use. $5 billion total savings No funding for federal office space acquisition. $64 million annual savings.   A perfect example of just how careless those jokers are with our taxes is clearly illustrated in the two previous examples. One wants to sell unused government properties and the other wants to eliminate funds for federal office space acquisitions (only in Washington can they justify spending money by working against each other). Here are only ten examples of the list, which contains forty-four others. They are all as wasteful as these next two.

For example, we could save $1.565 billion by eliminating Amtrak subsidies and $17 million by getting rid of the International fund for ‘Ireland’ (whatever that is). One last example of Washington’s obscene spending is the Congressional Death Gratuity. When a member of Congress dies, his family is given his yearly salary as a death benefit. In addition to insurance. Some deal, huh? The list totals $2.5 trillion savings over ten years. Will Congress follow these suggestions? I doubt it.

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While the alternative is unthinkable, we best think about it or we’ll end up like Greece. Like I said, we’ve got to start somewhere. If we do, then in six decades, our kids and grandkids can have it all paid off. That’s some stinking gift we’ve left them, huh? If you should want the entire list, e-mail me. Happy to oblige. rconwell@gt.rr.com http://www.kentconwell.blogspot.com/ www.goodreads.com/author/show/13557. Kent_Conwell www.amazon.com/-/e/B001JPCK26

OCP to host auditions for The Full Monty The Orange Community Players will be hosting auditions for The Full Monty, the smash musical comedy with a lot of heart. Auditions will be held at 7 p.m. Monday-Tuesday, Sept. 3-4, at the Orange Community Playhouse. Show dates are Oct. 18-21 and Oct. 25-28. Rehearsals will start Sept. 10. The Orange Community Players are in need ten adult males and seven to eight adult females.  Those interested in auditioning should prepare one 1-2 minute musical solo to an accompaniment track. Readings from the script will be held after the readings.  The show will be directed by Brook Doss.    For more information on casting, please emailbrook_doss@yahoo.com. 

Ziller crowned National Queen at Le Cajun Awards

Caitlin Ziller was crowned the National Queen at the Le Cajun Awards.

The Golden Triangle Chapter of the Cajun French Music Association (CFMA) sent Caitlin Ziller, the 2012 chapter Queen, to the Le Cajun Plaque and Music Awards ceremony in Cade, La. on Friday, Aug. 17, 2012. Caitlin competed for the Ms. Le Cajun Queen title and was crowned as the National Queen at the Le Cajun Awards. The competition included a  Cajun dancing contest and a question and answer portion about Cajun music and heritage. Caitlin is the daughter of Jerald and Samantha Ziller of Orange, Texas and is a senior at Little CypressMauriceville High School.  She enjoys dancing at Rose Thayer’s Academy of Dance and she is a member of the marching band at her school.  Caitlin will reign as Queen until next year’s awards ceremony. She received a crown, cape, and silver platter. She also received several gifts from the other CFMA chapters and members.

Honoring the Hard Working Men & Women of Orange County

Have a Happy & Safe Labor Day!

County Court At Law

Pol. Adv. Pd. for by Mandy White-Rogers Campaign, Ray Rogers, Treasurer, in compliance with the voluntary limits of the Judicial Campaign Fairness Act and the Fair Campaign Practices Act


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Community Bulletin

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: pecans, figs, eggplant, okra (red and green), purple hull peas, watermelon, bell peppers, hot peppers, fresh muscadines, blueberries (frozen), blueberry juice, jams and jellies, fig preserves, pickled okra, salsa, chowchow, local honey, fresh eggs, homemade bread, house plants, and more. The vendors 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.

VFW to show Operation Iraqi Freedom video Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2775 will host a video showing in recognition of Operation Iraqi Freedom at the VFW Hall, located at 5303 North 16th Street, at 6 p.m. on Aug. 31. The public is invited to attend the showing of the history of the war in Iraq.  For further information, contact Chairman John Clark at 409883-0264.

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Saturday, September 15, 2012 (9:30 – 10:30am) Saturday Adventure Series: Bats Are Cool - Come learn all about bats in this fun, interactive family program. Talk about what makes bats so unique and play games to learn more in this program presented by Kaycee Dortch. Classes are free with paid admission. Seating is limited and an RSVP is required. To reserve a space, call 409.670.9799. Saturday, September 22, 2012 (9:30 – 10:30am) Saturday Adventure Series: Winged Wonders - Two insects are the favorites of many people: dragonflies and butterflies. Learn helpful identification tips during this family program presented by Amanda Noble. Classes are free with paid admission. Seating is limited and an RSVP is required. To reserve a space, call 409.670.9799. Open Tuesday through Saturday, 9am - 5pm, Sunday, noon - 5pm. Admission varies.

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The Fraternal Order of Eagles will host the Southern Boys from 8 p.m. to midnight on Saturday, Sept. 1. The cost is $5 per person. The FOE is located at 803 28th Street  in Orange. For more information, please call (409) 886-7381.

Orange County Retired Teachers Association will hold its first meeting of the 2012-2013 season at 11 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 10, at 11:00 am at Wesley United Methodist Church, 401 37th Street in Orange. President Carolyn Williams will chair the meeting. Representative Allen Ritter of the Texas Legislature will be the guest speaker, informing members of the upcoming legislative session. Linda Briggs, President of Region 5 of the Texas Retired Teachers Association, will bring members up to date on TRS insurance matters. Members will continue to collect books for the Texas Children’s Book Project. A covered dish luncheon will be served after the meeting.

Hunter Education Safety Class set for Sept. 4-6 The Texas Parks and Wildlife Hunter Education Safety Class from 6 to 9:30 p.m. from Sept. 4-6. Attendees must attend all three sessions. Certification is required for those who are at least 17 years old and were born after Sept. 2, 1971 to hunt in Texas. Individuals ages 9 years old and older can become certified. To register, call Danny Odom at 409-883-8118.

VFW, Ladies Auxiliary membership dues now due Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2775 and The Ladies Auxiliary are collecting dues for the 2013 Fiscal Year.  The post and auxiliary are entering into their third month of the year. Members are urged to pay their dues now in order to avoid the holidays. All dues must be paid by December to remain current.  Post members are asked to make their checks for $22, payable to VFW Post 2775 and mail to Wilbert Duhon, Quartermaster; PO BOX 217; Orange, TX 77631. Auxiliary members are to make their checks for $18, payable to LAVFW Post 2775. Mail auxiliary dues to Patricia Kemp, Treasurer; 4700 London Circle; Orange, TX 77632. If a member is a cancer patient, has a serious illness, in a nursing home or has a financial difficulty in paying their dues they are asked to contact the Post Quartermaster Wilbert Duhon at 409-883-6909 or Commander John Bagley at 409-779-2919. Auxiliary members are asked to contact Auxiliary Treasurer Patricia Kemp at 409-886-2796 or Auxiliary President Cathie Duhon at 409-883-6909. Under these circumstances, the post and auxiliary can take care of the dues and will be discreet in doing so.

American Legion to hold plate lunch fundraiser The American Legion Post 49, located at 108 Green Ave. in Orange, will host a plate lunch fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 6. Cost is $8 per plate and the meal will consist of brisket, link, potato salad, beans, bread and a dessert. Walk-ins are welcome and delivery is available. Call 409-8861241 after noon on Wednesday, Sept. 5 or before 9 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 6 for orders and delivery.

BC Strutters to hold link sale The Bridge City Strutters will hold a BBQ link sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 8, at the Walgreen’s parking lot on Texas Ave. in Bridge City. Links, drinks and chips will be served.

OC Radio Control Club, Life Share Blood Center host link sale and blood drive The Orange County Radio Control Club and Life Share Blood Center will host a Funfly, Blood Drive and Link Sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 8. at 10623 FM 1442 in Orange. Take the FM 1442 exit from IH-10, turn south and the location will be 1.1 miles down on the right. The general public is invited to attend. Lunches can be purchased for $7.50 per plate or with a donation of blood. The proceeds of the link sale will help with the purchase of a new mower. No landing fee is required and all pilots must present their current AMA card.

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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 http://txmg.org/orange.

BC Class of 1962 to host reunion The Bridge City Class of 1962 will host their 50th class reunion at 6:30 p.m., Sept. 15 at the the Bridge City Community Center at 105 Parkside. Cost for the event is $20 per person. There will be a buffet dinner. Dress is casual. A DJ will provide music from the 50s and 60s Please send a picture of you and your family and a brief description of what you have done since graduation. If there is interest they could have 50th Reunion tee shirts made. LaQuinta on Texas Avenue is offering a special price. Call 409735-2221 and tell them you are with the BC Class Reunion. Make checks payable to BCHS Class ‘62 Reunion. Mail to 22330 Tuwa Road; Tomball, TX 77375. For more information contact Dee Marceaux/Dunlap at 409504-0789 or Martha Armstong/Hammond at 713-253-6840 or martyhammond@hotmail.com The Classes of 1961 and 1963 are also invited to attend. If you know where any of these missing students are, please contact event organizers. Class of 1962: Keith Predmore, Jimmy Warwick, Cecil Elam, Pansy Martin, Judy Beard and Jean Williams. Class of 1961: Phyliss Berry, Jerry Reynolds, Jean Granger, Roy Owens, Betty Leblue, Earnestine Dozier, Sue Jackson, Virginia Burke, Beth Miller, John Poydence, Mary Rush and Mary Jane Bell. Class of 1963: Sharon Bauer, Tray Broussard, Jackie Clewis, Gloria Hebert, Janice Guidroz, Dianna Gutherie, Cecile Hagan, Charles Hargis, Rhonda Hunt, Dorothy Kleinschmidt, Jim Little, Charled Long, Bully Lum, Shirley MacGilbery, Brenda Predmore, Ellen Sandel, Lydia Spiller, Dennis Stephen, James Walden, Nancy Whittaker and Ronnie Womack.

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 jwebb4@gt.rr.com.

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.

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Deaths and Memorials Claudie Marie Jones Orange Claudie Marie Jones, 76, of Orange passed away Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012 at her home. Funeral Services will be at 10 a.m., We d n e s d a y, Aug. 29, at Claybar Funeral Home Chapel in Orange with the Rev. Joseph P. Daleo, of St. Mary Catholic Church, officiating. Interment will follow at St. Mary Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, at the funeral home in Orange. Born in Orange on March 27, 1936, Claudie was the daughter of Olefide and Mae (Hogan) LeBlanc. She retired from the state of Texas after working for over 30 years from what is now known as the Department of Health and Human Services. After retirement Claudie and her husband, Charles spent their time at Lake San Rayburn relaxing and fishing. She was also a member of St. Mary Catholic Church. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Charles David Jones; nephew, Larry Hudson and brother, Ralph LeBlanc. She is survived by her son, Mike Jones of Orange; daughter and son-in-law, Lisa and Mark Scott of Houston and granddaughters, Marli Scott of Houston and Rebekah Jones of Mooringsport, La. She is also survived by her sister, Lillie M. Henderson of Orange; nephew, Stephen Hudson of Houston; numerous nieces, nephews and family who all loved her dearly.

Mary Broussard Vinton, La. Mary Frances “Aunt Ducky” Broussard, 95, of Vinton, La. died Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012, The Meadows in Orange. Funeral Services will be 10:30 a.m. We d n e s d a y, Aug. 29, 2012, at Welsh Memorial United Methodist Church in Vinton, La. with Rev. Kathy Fitzhugh officiating. Burial will follow at Nibletts Bluff Cemetery in Vinton, La. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, at the church. Born in Blue Creek, W.V. on Dec. 18, 1917, Mary was the daughter of Charles Edward Radcliffe and Nelle (Wright) Radcliffe. She worked at First City National Bank for 35 years as an assistant cashier and was a supervisor of new accounts. For 60 years, Mary was a member of the Grand Chapter of West Virginia order of the Eastern Star. She was also a member of Welsh Memorial United Methodist Church in Vinton, La. Mary was a loving aunt to all her family and will be missed by all who knew and loved her. She was preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. C.E. Radcliffe; husband, Charles V. Broussard; sister, Margaret Lockhart; brother-in-law, D.G.

Lockhart; and nephew, C.W. “Corky” Lockhart. Mary is survived by her nieces, Mary Ann Floyd of Kingwood and Pud O’Quinn and husband, Mike of Vinton, La.; great-nephews, Scott Lockhart of DeQuincy, La., Chris Lockhart of Carlyss, La.; great nieces, Gaye Lynn Alexander of Lafayette, La., Sarah Nelle Ballard of New Caney, Mary Vice of Vinton, La., Ellen Reed of Orange, Missy McClelland of Vinton, La., Michelle Lockhart of Carlyss, La.; and numerous great great-nieces and nephews. Serving as Pallbearers will be Ethan Reed, Patrick Vice, Michael Ballard, Garret Lockhart, Richard Paul Fontenot and Kenneth Ray Broussard. Honorary Pallbearers will be J.E. Broussard, Melvin Wilkinson, Larry Hare and Don Perry. Arrangements were held under the direction of Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.

Zelma Mildred Jeanise Bridge City Zelma Mildred Jeanise, 86, of Bridge City died Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012 at Harbor Hospice in Beaumont. A graveside service and interment was held Monday, Aug. 27, at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens near Bridge City with the Rev. Bob Boone, pastor of First Baptist Church in Bridge City, officiating. Born in Franklin, Tennessee on Nov. 6, 1925, Zelma was the daughter of Lum Turney and Mary Jane (Sullivan) Warf. She was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church in Bridge City. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Evans Joseph Jeanise; grandson, Robert Beckcom and her brothers and sisters. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Dennis B. and Joette Jeanise of Bridge City; daughter and son-in-law, Cynthia and Steve Russell of Or-

ange; daughter, Phyllis Jeanise of Vidor; seven grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 10900-B Stonelake Blvd., Suite 320, Austin, TX 78759.

Dorothy Usey Eshbach Bridge City Dorothy Usey Eshbach, 90, of Bridge City died Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012 at Baptist Orange Hospital. Funeral Services were held Tuesday, Aug. 28, at St. Paul United Methodist Church with the Rev. Brad Morgan officiating. Interment followed at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens near Bridge City. Dorothy was born May 1, 1922, in Port Arthur and was the daughter of T.P. and Della Mae (Schmidt) Usey. She was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church in Bridge City, an honorary member of the Bridge City Chamber of Commerce and a member of the Texas Airstream Gulf Coast Unit. In the mid 1950’s Mrs. Eshbach started a children’s clothing store known as The Kiddie Kottage. It later became The Kottage and she operated it until 1985. She also owned The Korner. Mrs. Eshbach was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Jay M. Eshbach, Sr. and her best friend, Margaret Saint. She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Jay M. and Kay Eshbach II of Beach City, Cal T. and Connie Eshbach of Bridge City and Edgar H. and Monty Eshbach of Orangefield. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Lori Comanich, Trey Eshbach, Christy Eshbach, Eric Eshbach and Melissa Eshbach-Moss and great grandchildren, Kai Eshbach, Canon Comanich, Bryce Crew, Brooklynn Young, Landon Young and Easton Eshbach. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Paul Unit-

ed Methodist Church, 1155 W. Round Bunch Rd, Bridge City, TX 77611.

Charles B. David Alpine, Texas Charles B. David, 88, formerly of Alpine, Texas, passed away Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012 from complications due to viral pneumonia. Graveside Service were held Monday, Aug. 27, at Evergreen Cemetery in Orange with his nephew, the Rev. Mr. Larry David officiating. Mr. David was a native of Orange, but had lived in Alpine for the past 30 years. Charles served in the U.S. Army during World War II and retired from Houston Natural Gas. He was a life member of the NRA, an expert and decorated pistol marksman, and an accomplished woodworker. Charles was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers, Roger Vernon David and Jules David; his sister, Dorothy McGrory; and nephew, Jim David. He is survived by his sister, Miriam Campbell of Novi, Michigan; and 13 nieces and nephews, Charley McGrory, John David, Larry David, Kathy McClelland, Jeanie David, Bill Campbell, Bob Campbell, Julie Lyons, Cindy Thelen, Mary Irene Murray, Joanie Foreman, Janie Leedy, and Annie Koehler. Serving as Pallbearers were his great nieces and nephews. Contributions may be made to the Heritage House Museum, 905 West Division, Orange, Texas 77630 or Evergreen Cemetery,

P.O. 381, Orange, Texas 77631.

Norma Rampmaier Bridge City Norma “Mickey Rampmaier, 92, of Bridge City, passed away T h u r s d ay, Aug. 23, 2012. Funeral Services was held Sunday, Aug. 26, at Claybar Funeral Home Chapel in Orange with the Rev. Brad Morgan, pastor of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Bridge City. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens near Bridge City. Born in Jennings, La. on Nov. 12, 1920 to a very close and loving family, Norma began her journey through life. She graduated from Jennings High School and went to Paris, France to live for six months prior to the war. She came home to the love of her life, William “Buster” Rampmaier, and they began their strong devoted life together. They bore two children, son Floyd and daughter Nancy. She will be missed physically by all, especially her littlest joy, Aubrey, but will live always in our hearts and memories. Norma was the daughter of Floyd and Icy (Lewis) Tramel. She was a longtime member of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Bridge City and served many years as volunteer for RSVP, Red Cross and Richter Food Program. Preceded in death by her husband, William “Buster” Rampmaier, Norma is survived by her brother, Billy Tramel of Jennings, La; son, Floyd Rampmaier and wife, Milla Don of Osage, Ark.; and daughter, Nancy Bourgeois

of Orange. She is also survived by her granddaughters, Amanda Harris and husband, Chris of Orange, Wanda Bailey and husband, Corky of Osage, Ark., Rhonda Hutchins of Osage, Ark., and Paula Shaver and husband, Clark of Compton, Ark.; greatgrandchildren, Aubrey Harris, Bryan Bailey, Alesha Bailey, Ashley Hutchins, Shane Hutchins, Alanna Henson and husband, Brett, Taylor Shaver, Lane Shaver and Colton Shaver; her loving members of St. Paul’s Tallant class and a host of “adopted” teacher children. Corky Bailey, Bryan Bailey, Jerry Savant, William “Burt” Tietjie, William “Dub” Tramel and Lane Paxson served as pallbearers.

Dayna Bendy Gill Bridge City Dayna Bendy Gill, 53, passed away on Aug. 21, 2012 at home in Bridge City. A memorial service for Dayna Bendy Gill, 53, of Bridge City, was held on Friday, August 24, 2012, in the chapel of Claybar Funeral Home in Bridge City. Visitation will begin at 2:00 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. A private burial will be held at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Bridge City. Dayna was born in Dallas on July 2, 1959, to Jerry Neie and Shirley Neie Bendy. She was preceded in death by her father, Jerry Neie and mother, Shirley Bendy. She is survived by her dad and the man who raised her, Johnny Bendy of Bronson; children, Lyndsie Neie of Nacogdoches, Shelby Gill and Matthew Duncan, both of Bridge City; sisters, Jo Lynn Bendy Solis of Bridge City, Joey Neie of Orange and brother, Dayle Bendy of Bridge City.

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Joette and Charles Webb are proud to announce the engagement of their granddaughter Amanda J. Webb to Steven W. Hope. They both reside in Houston. Amanda is the daughter of Rhonda Jo Webb of Dickinson. Steven is the son of Donna and Doug Bess of Houston. Amanda graduated from San Jacinto College in Houston this past semester. She will be pursuing a cosmetology career in College Station. Steven graduated from Pro Dive International in 2005 and will be starting a new career in September with Brazos Valley Carpet Outlet in College Station. The happy couple will be united as one at their home church in Houston in October.

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Season kicks-off Friday CHRIS MENARD SPORTS COLUMNIST FOR THE RECORD

The WOS Mustang ‘Chain Gang’ defense eats offenses for breakfast. Here a Vidor running back is pulled down by Mustangs Will Moore, Quentin Tezeno and J’Marcus Rhodes. RECORD PHOTO: Meri Elen Jacobs

Mighty Mustangs Playoffs Propel WOS in 2012 Editors Note: For the past three weeks The Record has spotlighted one of our Orange County football teams. First Orangefield, then LCM and Bridge City. This week The Record brings you the legendary West Orange-Stark Mustangs.

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ith one season under his belt as the athletic director and head coach at West Orange-Stark, Coach Cornel Thompson is excited about what this year brings. Although his first season last year began a little rough with a 1-3 start, Thompson and the Mighty Mustangs ended up going four rounds deep in the play-offs before losing to the Coldspring Trojans in early December. “I felt like we were better than Coldspring,” Thompson said. “We just didn’t perform well that night and had too many turnovers. Of course, when you make it to the play-offs, your season will end in a loss unless you win the state championship. We just didn’t get it done last year.” But the Mustangs have a plan and a goal for this 2012 football season, starting with two-a-days, the two scrimmages, preseason, district and then on to the play-offs. “We have to take care of business one game at a time from the beginning to the end,” Thompson said. And the Mustangs have the personnel to do just that, starting with quarterback Jimmy Salter, who has been the starter the last two seasons and will fulfill that role again this year. J’Marcus Rhodes, who led the Mustang receivers last year in reception yards is also back and will be a threat on both sides of the ball. The offensive line returns three in DilMIGHT MUSTANGS

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It has been a long, hot summer for Southeast Texas football. After working hard all off-season, teams finally get to face off as the countdown to kick-off zeros Friday, Aug. 31. That’s this Friday if you’ve been in a hole somewhere, and actual starting times vary depending on the team. Players and coaches look to jump off to a good start as the hunt for the playoffs begins, and though there aren’t any district games scheduled for any of our area teams, every win will count as the season marches on. The Bridge City Cardinals will take their potent offense on the road to face Newton. The Cards’ have a new quarterback in Daniel Faulk, but look for him to transition into the role nicely with coaching from new offensive coordinator Gary Brewton and help from a stable of young runningbacks all set to split the carries for the year. Coach Stump will have the Cardinals well prepared, with a fourth consecutive playoff berth dead in his cross-hairs. It’s just another round for Coach Cornel Thompson, and another chance to reload for the West Orange-Stark Mustangs. The team will host Little Cypress-Mauriceville on opening day; more on that later. After going undefeated in their district and posting a 10-4 record overall, WOS predictably went to the playoffs, but got bounced out early before achieving their ultimate goal. With a solid core of starters returning for the 2012 season, look to see emerging talent like runningback Kane Tezeno take on defenders and keep defenses on their collective toes all year long. Little Cypress-Mauriceville has their work cut out for them from the start, when they take a little trip across town to visit the WOS Mustangs. Coach Randy Crouch and the Battlin’ Bears won’t give up anything SEASON KICKS-OFF PAGE 4B

LCM Battlin’s Bear Head Coach Randy Crouch prepares his team for Friday night’s opener against the WOS Mustangs. RECORD PHOTO: Ty Manuel

Coach Brian Waguespack throws deep during practise drills for the Orangefield Bobcat secondary in final preparation for opening night. PHOTO: Mark Dunn


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Orangefield junior tight and and defensive end Mason Sonnier leads the Bobcats through agility drills in practise this week. RECORD PHOTO: Mark Dunn

LCM Battlin’ Bear premier running back Alex Sezer knocks off a would be tackler in scrimmage again in preparation for their season opener against the West Orange-Stark Mustangs. RECORD PHOTO: Ty Manuel

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rounds in the playoff. The Mustangs won two touchdowns to one in the scrimmage against the Bulldogs but lost to Vidor with the same score. “We have a lot of starters back on defense so we should be pretty good,” Thompson said. “We are still looking at our defensive line, trying to get the right combinations but we look to be pretty good there.” Returning on defense is Jhayllien Monette at noseguard, Colin Janice, Daniel Woodson, Joe Lynch, Quentin Tezeno and Travon Blanchard, who is making a switch in positions from the defensive end spot to safety. Coach Ed Dyer, who has been a Mustang coach for at least twenty years, moved over during the off season from the defensive line coach to the offensive coordinator position. Other new faces on staff include Harold Haymen who took Dyer’s place

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lon Brackens, Jerquis Beasley and Austin Rutledge. “Our offense goes as the o-line goes,” Thompson said. “They have struggled a little early, but one of them was out and we have been giving some of our younger ones time on the line.” But the Mustangs first two scrimmages were against two very good football teams in Nederland, who is picked to win their district and Vidor, who does a lot of stunt plays and went three

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Kaz’s Fearless Football Forecast WEST ORANGE-STARK over LITTLE CYPRESS-MAURICEVILLE This cross-town rivalry will pit friends against friends and perhaps even kinfolks against kinfolks as it resumes after a short respite due to scheduling difficulties. Both teams are expected to be improved from last year and raring to start the season with a “W.” We’ll see late Friday night how much of an advantage the Mustangs have playing the Dan R. Hooks Stadium. BRIDGE CITY over NEWTON When a larger school plays a smaller one it generally comes out with an easy victory. But IF the Cardinals happen to be on the high of the point count, it certainly won’t be an easy win. The Eagles are ranked No. 4 in the state Class 2A polls and the Big Red should find out exactly why Newton is picked so high. EAST CHAMBERS over ORANGEFIELD This is another case of a larger school traveling to meet the smaller one. The Bobcats have had some problems in the past winning this season opener from the Buccaneers, and hopefully Friday night will be the exception.

Bridge City Cardinal assistant coach James Johnson heads out on the practise field eager to get another football season underway.

Bridge City Cardinal assistant coach Chad Landry works with linemen in practise this week. Bridge City will open the season on the road Friday against the Newton Eagle. RECORD PHOTOS: Mark Dunn

VIDOR over SANTA FE The Pirates are coming off their best season since back in the 1960’s and are determined to establish some sort of tradition by playing well enough to get back into the state playoffs in a couple of months. The Indians were 3-7 last season and are picked to finish dead last in District 24-4A by the Houston area scribes. DEWEYVILLLE over SABINE PASS Neither team set the woods on fire last season with the Pirates posting a 2-8 record while the Sharks finished 2-7. The Pirates should be stronger this season, although they play a murderous schedule, and should far well against a team their own size or smaller. ORANGE COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN over HUNTSVILLE A.O. We don’t know much about this Saturday night contest but the Lions are ready to come out roaring for this season opener on the road and try to improve on their 6-4 record last year. LOUISIANA-LAFAYETTE over LAMAR -- The Cardinals are hunting pretty big game so early in the season. But they appear ready for the trip down IH-10 to Lafayette to lock horns with the Ragin’ Cajuns.

The Bridge City Cardinals square-off in practise getting ready for Newton this week.

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McNEESE STATE over MIDDLE TENNESSEE STATE -This Thursday night game certainly won’t be any cakewalk for the Cowboys, who are bound and determined to improve on last year’s 6-5 debacle. HIGH SCHOOL -- Buna over Center, Hamshire Fannett over Splendora, Anahuac over Hardin-Jefferson, Port Neches-Groves over Silsbee, Port Arthur Memorial over Beaumont Central, Beaumont West Brook over Beaumont Ozen, Lumberton over Goose Creek Memorial, Nederland over Crosby, Jasper over Liberty, Hardin over Hull-Daisetta, Cleveland over Kirbyville (Thurs.), Beaumont Legacy over Deweyville JV, Beaumont Kelly over West Sabine, Kountze over Shepherd, Evadale over Warren, New Waverly over Woodville, West Hardin over Burkeville, Fort Bend Christian over High Island, Tarkington over Huntington, Coldspring over C.E. King, Huffman over Houston Kashmere, Dayton over Elkins, Barbers Hill over Tigres Juvenile, La Porte over Clear Brook, Lufkin over Tyler, Katy over Klein, Brenham over Foster. COLLEGE -- Central Florida over Akron, Stephen F. Austin over Southwestern Oklahoma, Arizona State over Northern Arizona, Ball State over Eastern Michigan, Brigham Young over Washington State, Central Michigan over Southeast Missouri State, Connecticut over Massachusetts, Idaho over Eastern Washington, Kent state over Towson, Texas A&M over Louisiana Tech, Minnesota over UNLV, New Mexico State over Sacramento State, UCLA over Rice, South Alabama over UT San Antonio, South Carolina over Vanderbilt, Utah over Northern Colorado, Utah State over Southern Utah (all Thurs.); Michigan State over Boise State, Florida Atlantic over Wagner, Tennessee over North Carolina State, Stanford over San Jose State, Temple over Villanova (all Fri.); Ole Miss over Central Arkansas, Oregon State over Nicholls State, Texas Tech over Northwestern State, Missouri over Southeastern Louisiana, Stephen F. Austin over Southwestern Oklahoma, Houston over Texas State, Air Force over Idaho State, Alabama over Michigan, UAB over Troy, Arizona over Toledo, Arkansas over Jacksonville State, Oregon over Arkansas State, Auburn over Clemson, Miami over Boston College, Florida over Bowling Green, Georgia over Buffalo, California over Nevada, Colorado over Colorado State, Duke over Florida International, East Carolina over Appalachian State, Florida State over Murray State, Fresno State over Weber State, USC over Hawaii, Illinois over Western Michigan, Indiana over Indiana State, Iowa over Northern Illinois, Iowa State over Tulsa, Kansas over South Dakota State, Kansas State over Missouri state, LSU over North Texas, West Virginia over Marshall, Maryland over William and Mary, Memphis over TennesseeMartin, Ohio State over Miami, O., Mississippi State over Jackson State, Notre Dame over Navy, Nebraska over Southern Mississippi, New Mexico over Southern, North Carolina over Elon, Syracuse over Northwestern, Penny State over Ohio, Oklahoma over UTEP, Oklahoma State over Savannah State, Pittsburgh over Youngstown State, Purdue over Eastern Kentucky, Rutgers over Tulane, Washing over San Diego State, South Florida over Chattanooga, Texas over Wyoming, Virginia over Richmond, Wake Forest over Liberty, Western Kentucky over Austin Peay, Wisconsin over Northern Iowa (all Sat.); Baylor over SMU, Kentucky over Louisiville (both Sun); Virginia Tech over Georgia Tech (Mon.).

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NCAA rewards athletes who excell as students KAZ’S KORNER JOE KAZMAR FOR THE RECORD

The 2012 college football season cranks up as early as tomorrow (Thursday) for several teams, with the opening games really getting heavy on Saturday. There are even a few games Friday, Sunday and even Monday, so the season is upon us, ready or not. If you’ll quickly scan our Fearless Forecast for this week, you’ll notice a bunch of mismatches -- that is, prominent football powers playing teams from much small institutions and conferences. This Korner believes there are several reasons these season openers are scheduled like that: (1) It gives the prestigious strong teams an easy opening game; (2) It gives the fans and alumni of these schools verification of the bragging they have done all summer; (3) It gives the smaller schools who are usually drastic underdogs a big payday, which is very necessary in operating a college football program. I call these contests “sacrificial lamb games” where players rick life and limb to help balance their school’s football budget. Anyhow these games are necessary evils for most small schools. Our Southland Conference has most if its members playing an opponent this weekend that will probably bruise their bodies as well as their egos. McNeese and Lamar are playing at schools (Middle Tennessee State and Louisiana-Lafayette, respectively) where they have a good chance of winning. But I don’t think Central Arkansas will beat Ole Miss, or Nicholls State will compete with Oregon State, Or Northwestern State will get the best of Texas Tech, Or Southeastern Louisiana will upset Missouri or Texas State will stay on the field with the University of Houston. But these SLC teams will be around next season fiscally sound because of these games where they travel to these Division I-A campuses. While doing a bit of research of the upcoming college football season, I ran across an article on ESPN.com about the rookie who will be the starting quarterback for the Seattle Seahawks. Of course the concern of many area fans is the Seahawks’ defense because of our All-Pro native son Earl Thom-

as, who just seems to get better with each game at his safety position. But getting back to Seattle’s winner of the starting quarterback job, his name is Russell Wilson and he was a thirdround pick of the Seahawks in the 2012 draft in April. Wilson, a native of Richmond, Va. loved to play baseball as much as football in addition to being named the 2005 Richmond Times Dispatch Player of the Year as a junior. That season Wilson threw for 3,287 yards and 40 touchdowns while rushing for another 634 yards and 15 scores. His team compiled a perfect 11-0 record and won the state title. In 2006, he was featured in Sports Illustrated’s “Faces in the Crowd” for his state title performance after completing 21 of 37 passes for 291 yards and two touchdowns and rushing 30 times for 223 yards and three more scores in a 38-17. His senior year was just as remarkable with Wilson passing for 3,009 yards, 34 touchdowns and just seven interceptions. He also rushed for 1,132 yards and added 18 touchdowns and earned All-State honors again. Wilson played shortstop on the baseball diamond and batted .467 as a senior, enticing the Colorado Rockies to begin following him to wherever he decided to play at the next level. North Carolina State University really wanted him as a quarterback, but agreed to let him play baseball in the spring, too. And Wilson excelled in both sports for the Wolfpack. At quarterback he set several school records, connecting on 682 of 1,180 passes for 8,545 yards and 76 touchdowns and piled up 9,628 total yards in total offense and was responsible for 93 touchdowns. He also did real well playing baseball and was drafted in 2010 by the Rockies after earning a bachelor’s degree in communications at NC State. He played in high Class A that summer and still had a year of football eligibility remaining. However NC State didn’t offer a suitable graduate program in his field, so he chose

to attend Wisconsin for his final year of eligibility and “tried out” for quarterback and easily won the job for the Badgers. Wilson was allowed to make the move to Wisconsin and play immediately, taking advantage of the only NCAA rule that actually rewards student/ athletes for taking care of the “student”side of the equation. Wilson could play football immediately because the NCAA allows a one-time exception for graduate students that eliminates the sit-out year that accompanies most transfers. As long as Wilson enrolled in a graduate program at Wisconsin stat N.C. State didn’t offer, he was allowed to play in 2011. The graduate student exception is the best rule in the books because it is the only one that offers a positive incentive for athletes. If an athlete takes care of the business in the classroom, he can earn one period of free agency that allows him to play a year or -if he really bore down in class -- two at another school. College coaches always talk about wanting to graduate players and this rule applies only to the players who make getting a degree a priority. In Wilson’s one year at Wisconsin, he complete 225 of 309 passes (72.8%) for 3,175 yards, 33 touchdowns and only four interceptions, adding 338 yards on 79 carries and six scores compiling an NCAA record 191.7 pass efficiency. During his entire collegiate career Wilson started 50 consecutive games, throwing 379 consecutive passes without an interception to establish an NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision record. Perhaps that’s the reason the Seattle Seahawks made him the 12th pick in the third round (75th overall) in the 2012 NFL draft. He was the first quarterback drafted under Head Coach Pete Carroll and General Manager John Schneider and the highest quarterback selected by the franchise since Brock Huard was taken in 1999. And going into the final week of exhibitions, Carroll announced Sunday that Russell Wilson will be the Seattle Seahawk’s starting quarterback for the 2012 NFL season. Carroll also added that the Seahawks released Terrell Owens, whose NFL comeback attempt lasted less than three weeks. KWICKIES...The Houston

Season kicks-off Friday easy, and they have a few tricks up their sleeve as well with Texas A&M commit Alex Sezer Leading the charge. This can’t be understated as the the multi-talented athlete accounted for a hefty chunk of the Bears offense last year before going down with a season ending injury. It’s been a long time since LCM has seen the post-season, but they will undoubtedly continue to play hard until they see it again. Hope and inspiration are TECL# 28475

running high out in Orangefield. The Bobcats have had to replace more people than just starting players over the summer. Coach Josh Smalley takes command of a team in the middle of a playoff drought, but you couldn’t tell by watching the players get after it in the off-season. Coach Smalley starts the year off with amnesia this Friday as the Bobcats first one is an away game facing East Chambers. Nothing matters but the future, and for

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this team, the future includes taking their share of victories right into the post-season. Every year, the stakes seem to get higher and the parody between our county schools always seems to have new and interesting developments for local area football fans. There should be some twists as the season develops and nothing is for certain. No one has it on lock and any team can win on any given day; that’s why they play the games.

Texans first team played well enough to tie the New Orleans Saints first team 24-24 in the first half of Saturday’s exhibition game in the Louisiana Superdome. However, Houston’s second team wasn’t as good as the Saints’ reserves and ended up losing 34-27. The kicking battle between the Texans’ fifth round draft pick Randy Bullock and veteran Shayne Graham would have been won by the young Texas Aggie star, but Bullock’s torn groin muscle put him on the injured reserve and save Graham from receiving a pick slip from head Coach Gary Kubiak. Incidentally, Graham didn’t miss a field goal or extra point the entire training camp. It’s almost unbelievable the amount of press coverage given to Roger Clemens and his crazy idea of thinking about making a possible comeback at age 50. The Houston Chronicle had pages of stories about the Rocket pitching Saturday night for the Class A Sugar Land Skeeters. The publicity did sell out the Skeeters’ game in about an hour last week, which was great for that independent minor league team. Clemens fastest pitch was clocked at 88 mph, which is still harder than some major league pitchers throw. But don’t expect Clemens to untretire and join some major league team or even the ragtag Houstons Astros. I just returned Monday afternoon from a day of fishing the Sabine River and Sabine Lake and saw something rather unique at the DuPont outfall where fishermen usually net

their live bait. We were fishing near the outfall and saw no fewer than 25 alligators feeding on the thousands of bait fish in that little cove. Most of the gators were leaping out of the water and landing on their belly probably to stun their prey. It was really the highlight of the fishing trip that included Bob Hood and P.J. Morris. We caught some speckled trout, redfish and flounder, but probably won’t eat as well as those gators. JUST BETWEEN US....The Dallas Cowboys coaching staff is elated about the tremendous improvement the defense has made during training camp. The Pokes will take on the de-

fending world champion New York Giants in next week’s season opener at the Meadowlands after finishing the preseason without the first team defense giving up a touchdown. The Cowboys have clamped down on troubled wide receiver Dez Bryant with a strict set of behavioral rules that include a prohibition on alcohol and strip clubs, a midnight curfew and mandatory attendance to twice-weekly counseling sessions. Bryant will be driven to practices, games and team functions by a rotating three-man security team that will be hired by the players adviser, David Wells.

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Isaac not ignored by local residents and topwaters and the better fish were there even though they were not tearing up the surface. I think the absence of boat traffic had a lot to do with the heavier trout and redfish hunting in areas where the bait wasn’t continuously getting scattered by prop wash. For the most part, when fishing a topwater under the gulls I swap out the treble hooks for Mustad 2/0 live bait hooks. I can’t tell that the hook up ratio is compromised at all and it makes the lure much quicker and safer to remove from the

COLBURN-FISHING DICKIE COLBURN FOR THE RECORD

I can’t imagine anyone receiving this newspaper each week not taking a deep breath when Isaac swung around the Florida coast and started tracking a little more westward Sunday morning. Isaac, not even officially a hurricane at this point, looks to have the New Orleans area in its head lights, but it seems like only yesterday that Ike buried Bridge City and parts of Orange in saltwater and mud. I hope this week’s edition lands in your driveway or front yard high and dry and our only concern by Friday night is high school football across the area. Unlike much of the state we have already had plenty of rain this year so I won’t even be too disappointed if it’s a little soggy and I have to wear my Frogg Toggs to the game! From a fishing standpoint, at the very least we are going to have to deal with an influx of saltier water and significantly higher tides for the short term. More often than not this only helps the saltwater fishermen, but it can really throw a kink in the bass fishing. Over the years our marsh bass and bass native to this end of the Sabine have learned to adapt to the brackish water conditions, but the smaller bait fish like bream and goggle-eye don’t do well in the saltier water. I have no idea what they do or where they go to ride out these periods of high salinity, but these bass are “junk yard dog” tough and manage to rebound every time. Trey Smith

toothy jaws of an irate fish. If you would like to give this a try, before investing in the more expensive hooks, simply cut two of the barbs off each of the stock trebles on your lure. They work better if you will leave the one remaining barb on the front hook pointing forward and the one on the rear hook pointing in the opposite direction. I wasn’t smart enough to figure that out, but an innovative client recently made that quick alteration to his Skitterwalk and it worked just as well!

Choppy surf as Tropical Storm Isaac churns up the Gulf of Mexico.

and I discussed the possibility several years back, however, that the Florida bass stocked on the Sabine were not nearly as resilient. Prior to the last three hurricanes the stocking program was thriving and five pound bass were no longer show stoppers. In fact, Smith had caught bass up to nine pounds as far south Conway’s’ Bayou. Today a five pound bass is once again considered to be a big bass on the river adding fuel to the suspicion that the salt water really hurt the Floridas. The daily north winds ahead of the storm have not posed a problem for the lake fishermen so far and the redfish, trout and flounder were still doing their thing in spite of all of the rain at the end of last week. Even with the decent action in the lake, most of the local fish-

ermen have turned to the bayous and ICW to get it done and the bonus has been that they are catching a better variety of fish without having to drastically change tactics. The live bait fishermen are doing very well and the bait of choice has been small finger mullet rather than shad. While it may well be an inconvenience that you welcome, the sand trout and some very solid croaker will not give the “big three” time to get to a shad fished on a Carolina rig. The key has been using enough weight to compensate for the current and keeping your bait on bottom in 12 to 18 feet of water. The redfish, flounder and even some trout up to four pounds are holding at the same depths, but they are apparently much more interest-

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ed in a lively mullet. You will have to fish your way through a lot of rat reds, but limits of slot reds have been easy to come by and most of the flounder holding in the deeper water have been 16 to 20 inch fish. Thus far, the runoff has not had much effect on the catching. The gulls and terns are still working over schools of shad and some very healthy shrimp. We spent too much time running between flocks of birds in the hope that the fish would be larger before finally figuring out a much more productive program last week. We basically drifted the same five to seven foot flats totally disregarding the gulls and caught far more keeper fish two days in a row. We fished tails under a Kwik Cork

Happy Labor Day! Saluting all of the hard working men and women in Orange County.

Alexus Henry, a sophomore at Bridge City High School, competed at the USATF Junior Olympics in Baltimore, Md. in the high jump and triple jump. She placed fourth in the high jump at 5’5. She placed 33rd out of 41 with only one good jump in the triple jump. She’s also ranked 16th in the nation out of 440 18u high jumpers. To advance to the Junior

Olympics in this summer, she had two qualifying meets: one at Barnett stadium in Houston where she placed first in the high jump and first in the triple jump; and at the regional track meet at Texas Tech University where she placed first in high jump and second in triple jump. Alexus also qualified for the regional track meet in high school as a freshman. She

placed second in district. At regionals, Alexus placed third just missing a trip to the state track meet by one scratch. She also suffered a debilitating injury during her high school season. She nearly severed her hip flexor during the 4x100 relay. After resting her injury for six weeks, she returned to practice the week before the district track meet.

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Training the 21st Century Workforce at Lamar State College-Orange

Invista in Orange has donated both equipment and funding for the renovation of the welding center to lab space for industrial education purposes. Pictured are (left to right): Invista’s Raul Trochez, Kevin Herfurth; LSC-O’s Brenda Mott, Ed McKinley, Charles Mitchell ;Invista’s Butch Hoffman, Billy Knox and Rickey Fontenot.

Lamar State College-Orange Continuing Education and Workforce Education Division welcome the opportunity to expand its industrial education and training with area refineries, business partners and unions using four grants to accomplish their goals. Two Skills Development Fund Grants provide training for incumbent workers, while the Chapter 133 Apprenticeship Training Program and the First-Line Leadership Training Program are also funded by grants. Invista generously provided equipment and tuition for an Industrial Maintenance Mechanic Training Program, along with electrical and instrumentation education.

The Skills Development Fund Grant that was awarded to LSC-O in 2010 through Texas Workforce Solutions will provide training for workers at Firestone Polymers, Lanxess, International Paper (formerly Temple-Inland) and Webco, a tubing manufacturer in Orange. Printpack was added as a new employer partner to train industrial maintenance mechanics, and electrical and instrumentation technicians. Another Skills Development grant was approved this year and will provide training primarily for South Hampton Resources, a refinery in Silsbee, and Donovan Trucking, a vacuum truck company in Orangefield.

Some of the training offered will be hazardous materials, mobile crane, fire brigade, industrial maintenance mechanic and vacuum truck operator. “We have a good working relationship with all of our grant partners,” said Edward McKinney, program director for the office of Continuing Education and Workforce Development. “It’s a win, win situation for all of us.” With a decline in the number of mechanics, “E&I” technicians and millwrights in the plants, due to retirement’s attrition and lack of trained personnel, the need for skilled workforce has increased. Thus LSC-O developed two new non-credit programs to fill the

need for a skilled labor force. Due to the need for training, the LSC-O welding center is being renovated to remove welding machines and make space for labs. Invista has been at the forefront of this project donating equipment and tuition for incumbent workers. The programs have been listed as Marketable Skills Awards so those completers will also count toward the college’s total completers. “We have established a mutual satisfying working relationship with Invista and acknowledge it would be difficult for Lamar State College-

Orange to offer these classes without their support,” said McKinney. The Chapter 133 Apprenticeship Training Program is the Local Education Agency (LEA) for the Texas Workforce Program, which provides funds to the apprenticeship training programs, known as Joint Apprenticeship Training Committees (JATC). The three JATCs for the 2012 fiscal year were electricians, sheet metal workers, and pipefitters. During the upcoming fiscal year, the Houston area electrical JATC will bring their first apprentices to Chapter 133 funding, and LSCO will become their LEA.

The First-Line Leadership (FLL) Training Program will benefit area plant managers, human resource departments and training directors who have been looking for a training program for first-line supervisors. Some training in safety management is also desired by local industry.

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College Football is Back! College football has seen a lot of changes over the years, and every season seems to unfold more interesting than the previous one. For those die-hards out there, you know what I’m talking about. You can start anywhere; the Penn State scandal, the Cam Newton scandal, the firings and hirings of high profile coaches at the premiere football institutions in the nation, the dominance of the SEC, NCAA violations of all kinds for many of the top schools, or you could even mention that Alabama fan who poisoned those trees after AUBURN won the National Championship. That’s a lot of information to begin with, and nothing about the many good storys that are being played out across the nation. It’s shaping up to be another unpredictable season as changes for the B.C.S. playoff system are eminent, and some the conferences are still in the process of reallignment. With big name teams like Texas A&M switching sides, a lot of old rivalries are put on hold as new challenges await. Changes in the playoff format will reshape the college football lanscape, and like it or not; it’s coming. Following college football is something that unites and excites people across all walks of life, provided they are going for your team. Just as high school football gets underway, the college scene warms up once again. Some of you may follow along more locally, here are a few schedules of some of the more recognizable Texas teams in the world of college athletics:

Sep 1 Sep 8 Sep 15 Sep 29 Oct 6 Oct 13

Wyoming New Mexico @Mississippi @Oklahoma St. West Virginia @Oklahoma

Oct 20 Oct 27 Nov 3 Nov 10 Nov 24 Dec 1

Baylor @Kansas @Texas Tech Iowa St. TCU @Kansas St.

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@Louisiana Tech Florida @SMU South Carolina St. Arkansas @Mississippi

Oct 20 Oct 27 Nov 3 Nov 10 Nov 17 Nov 24

LSU @Auburn @Mississippi St. @Alabama Sam Houston St. Missouri

Sep 1 Sep 8 Sep 15 Sep 29 Oct 6 Oct 13

Tex St-San Mar Louisiana Tech @UCLA @Rice North Texas UAB

Oct 18 Oct 27 Nov 3 Nov 10 Nov 17 Nov 24

@SMU UTEP @East Carolina Tulsa @Marshall Tulane

Sep 8 Sep 15 Sep 22 Sep 29 Oct 6 Oct 13

Grambling @Kansas Virginia @SMU Iowa St. @Baylor

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Texas Tech @Oklahoma St. @West Virginia Kansas St. @Texas Oklahoma

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@Baylor Stephen F. Austin Texas A&M TCU @UTEP @Tulane

Oct 18 Oct 27 Nov 3 Nov 10 Nov 17 Nov 24

Houston Memphis @UCF Southern Miss @Rice Tulsa

Sep 1 Sep 8 Sep 15 Sep 29 Oct 6 Oct 13

Northwestern St. @Tex St-San Mar New Mexico @Iowa St. Oklahoma West Virginia

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@TCU @Kansas St. Texas Kansas @Oklahoma St. @Baylor

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SMU Sam Houston State @La.-Monroe @West Virginia TCU @Texas

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Just came from the grocery store, and peaches are now so abundant and at a good price I might say. I am not much at grilling so I try to find one of the girl’s boyfriends or my son to help out. Although I have been determined that I was going to have barbecue hamburgers one way or another and just pulled out the small barbecue pit.  The one I like to take to the beach works well when you just got to have something barbecued. Anyway this recipe I thought sounded so wonderful with the fresh peaches. There is nothing like Ruston Peaches I believe but surely you can find some really sweet peaches at your local farmers market, or for sure at your local grocery stores now.   Also, because of the adobo sauce tends to be hot, you can make a batch for the grownups, and then make another for

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the kids substituting soy sauce for the adobe pepper. This sauce is good for just about anything grilled cause you  want that char taste.  To amplify flavor, marinate the meat in some sauce before grilling, then lacquer the chicken again on the grill just before serving.   Happy Eating! 1 cup chopped peeled fresh peaches or 9-10 oz. frozen sliced peaches, thawed, chopped ½ cup of ketchup 2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 ½ tsp. adobo sauce from canned chipotle chiles in adobo or 1 tsp. soy sauce Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper & Tony’s cajun seasoning 4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts Vegetable oil Combine first five ingredients in a small sauce pan. Season lightly with salt and pepper or Tony’s Cajun seasoning and bring to a boil over high

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heat. Reduce heat to low; simmer until peaches are very soft and flavors blend, about 10 minutes. Remove pan from heat, let cool. Pour peach mixture into a blender and puree until smooth.  Season to taste with salt and pepper.  Place half the sauce in a medium bowl; add the chicken and turn to coat.  Let marinate at room temperature for 20 minutes, or cover and chill for up to 8 hours, turning occasionally.  Cover and refrigerate remaining sauce.

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more, the right snacks will keep them going strong for all their after-school activities. How do you make sure your child has wholesome food options that he or she will enjoy and will keep him or her going strong through class and beyond? Here are some quick ways to throw together deli-

cious and nutritional options: Drink Packing a drink is the easiest part of most school lunches. Low-fat or fat-free milk is the best drink for kids. Even when packing a lunch, your child can purchase plain or low-fat flavored milk at school. If your child does not prefer milk, a calcium-fortified beverage is the next best choice. Main Course Peanut butter and jelly is a classic and easy to make if you’re short on time. Sandwiches made with whole grain breads and lean meats are great as well, and some variety will not only get your child excited for lunch, but also add different vitamins and minerals to their diet. Prepare lunch the night before to save time and always consider food safety. If you pack meat, eggs, cheese or other perishable foods, include a cold pack to keep the food cold until lunch time.

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Shelter completion offers more volunteer opportunities Penny LeLeux For The Record

The AgriLIFE extension agents look forward to the completion of the Shelter of Last Resort being constructed on Farm Road 1442. It will be the new home for their department. Expected completion is in December. “What we’re really excited about is when we get to move into that new building,” said Roy Stanford, the agriculture/ natural resources agent. “We’ll have the space, the rooms there to set things up, I think we’ll be able to do more. We’re looking forward to having that resource.” Stanford says the new offices will be centrally located in the county and are only two miles from the greenhouses built by the Master Gardeners at the Jewel Cormier Park. 605 W. Roundbunch Bridge City, TX 77611

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The new location will have meeting rooms for the many classes presented by AgriLIFE for the community. There offices will also include a library/volunteer room. “Our volunteer group can have some meetings there and activities. Hopefully we’ll get to the point where we’ll have volunteers staffing that location so when people come in asking questions. We’ve never had the opportunity before to have space for volunteers in the office,” said Stanford. “We’ll learn how to make that a viable service for the community. There’s some good opportunities. People can come in and interact with our volunteers and learn about some of the issues they’re having. We’re very pleased that component was included for the community.” “It’s going to be great! There are so many groups that can meet, that need the space,” said Stanford. Currently Stanford has about 100 volunteers for various programs. He just completed a certification process for Volunteer Management. “I’m pleased about that,” said Stanford. The process took 18 months and Stanford feels it will enhance his work with his volunteers. He had to complete a portfolio that had three different

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parts to it. “There’s a lot of self-paced learning. A big component is an examination consisting of skill-based questions testing your knowledge and test how you would address different situations. It should help me be better at what I do.” You must already have volunteer management experience to get into the program. “The deal with volunteers is you are not paying them so all the other components of motivation are really important. How to keep ‘em excited, keep ‘em interested, keep ‘em motivated,” said Stanford. “Some have been involved for 10 to 15 years. There’s also the component of volunteerism that is more of a short term volunteer and those are very important. They come to work on a specific project. That’s what they’re focused on. That’s the limit of what they intend to do and they’re interested in. That’s a big benefit to what we do. “You have to be attentive to the needs of people. They want to volunteer for a reason. Some may have a certain period in their life where they can volunteer. Their life situation changes and they have other priorities, so you have to be sensitive to that and be aware people that fall into both groups. Making opportunities

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available for them are very important.” Education is a big part of AgriLIFE’s mission. Currently a new class on Plant Nutrients will begin Sept 4. Scheduled for 10 a.m. on Tuesdays at the AgriLIFE office in Mauriceville. Dates for the classes are Sept. 4,11,18 and 25. It will be an online session with soil specialist Sam Feagley. The class is free, participants just need to show up. A plant propagation class of about 22 participants is almost complete. Oct 16-Nov 13 AgriLIFE will host a class on fruits and nuts at 6 p.m., Tuesdays at the Mauriceville Community Center on Texas Hwy 62 at the Crawfish Festival grounds. The classes are $30. Please call if you plan to attend so they will have enough supplies for every one. “After they get through this, it will be winter, the time to plant fruit and nut trees,” said Stanford. He is in the process of developing an educational presentation on the Rasberry Crazy Ant for 6 p.m., Sept. 25. He is still lining up speakers, but hopes to have it set up as a panel of experts that can offer a Q and A session. Stanford hopes to get Tom Rasberry, the man that first discovered crazy ants in Pasadena. Paula Tacker will host a class on the relationship between congestive heart failure and diabetes, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Sept. 17 in the 5th floor classroom at Baptist Hospital Orange. Cardiologist Miguel Castellanos will offer a presentation on congestive heart failure followed by diabetes education with Tacker. Dinner is provided, but seating is limited, so call 409-8827010 for reservations.


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CHURCH

BRIEFS Book signing, t-shirt sale on Sept. 1 Joseph Henry, author of ‘Back to Basics - It’s God’s way or the Highway,’ will be doing a book signing at the Showdown on the Sabine from 10 a.m to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 1. For more information, please call Mr. Henry at 409-886-0075.

First Church of the Nazarene to host Sherman Andrus Concert Sherman Andrus will be in concert at 10:45 on Sunday, Sept. 2 at the Orange First Church of the Nazarene. OFCN is located at 3810 MLK in Orange. A love offering will be taken. Sherman has traveled extensively throughout the Continent over the past 40 years. Once singing with the renowned group, “The Imperials” and “Andrus and Blackwood.” Sherman has developed a solo ministry that is sure to bless. Don’t miss this great time! A nursery will be provided for three and under. For more information please contact the church at 409-883-4674.

Starlight to host Family and Friends Day The Starlight COGIC family at 2800 Bob Hall Rd. invite friends, former members and the community to Family and Friends Day at 11 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 2. There will be praise and worship, fellowship and food.

Salem Spiritual Divas to host ‘Bad Girls of the Bible’ The Salem United Methodist Spiritual Divas will host “Bad Girls of the Bible” from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 8 at the church, located at 402 W. John Street in Orange. Those interested in attending should contact any Salem Diva or the Salem UMC secretary at 409-883-2611. Lunch, door prizes and a silent auction will be availble.

Cowboy Church to host last Playday Buckle Series Cowboy Church of Orange County will be hosting its next Playday Buckles Series 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 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.

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.

Keep income producers working hard … even when rates are low Next week, we observe Labor Day, which honors all the hard- — their stock dividends for many years in a row. If you’re not in working men and women in the United States. As an investor, need of the cash, you can reinvest the dividends and boost your you’d like to think that all your investments are working hard, ownership stake, which is a key to increasing your wealth. But if you do need the money, you can take the dividends too — including the ones that are producing as cash. Keep in mind that income producers are income. But can your income-oriented investnot a “sure thing” because companies can decide ments be productive when short-term interest to reduce, or even discontinue, their dividends at rates are at historic lows? Or can you find other any time. In addition, history tells us that you may investment possibilities that could potentially experience more price volatility from stocks, and boost your cash flow? they can be worth more or less than the original The answer to both these questions is “yes” — investment when sold. but you may have to take a closer look at where As you can see, you can find ways to keep inyou stand on the risk-reward spectrum. come-producing investments working hard for For example, you might need to consider you, despite the prevailing low interest rates. So longer-term income producers, which typically consider your options, weigh the risks — and then pay higher yields than shorter-term equivawork with your financial advisor to make those lents. Longer-term fixed-rate securities, such choices that are right for you. as bonds, must pay these higher rates to reward This article was written by Edward Jones for use investors, who face both interest-rate risk — the by Karen Collier, an Edward Jones Financial Advipossibility that interest rates will rise, causing sor. Her office is located at 715 Texas Ave, Suite D the value of existing bonds to fall — and inflain Bridge City. Her office number is 409-735-9413. tion risk, the threat of losing purchasing power Karen Collier Disclaimer: You must evaluate whether a bond Financial Advisor by the time long-term bonds have matured. Still, or CD ladder and the securities held within it are you may be willing to accept these risks in exconsistent with your investment objectives, risk tolerance and fichange for the higher yields. However, you may be looking for income producers that can nancial circumstances. Certificates of deposit (CDs) are federally insured up to work hard for you without having to hold them for a long period to maturity. This is because the “yield curve” — the line $250,000 (principal and interest accrued but not yet paid) per that plots the relationship between yield and maturity — is fairly issuing institution. Please visit fdic.gov or contact your financial steep right now, which, in English, means you can gain noticeably advisor for additional information. CD values are subject to inhigher yields just by modestly increasing the maturity of your in- terest rate risk such that when interest rates rise, the prices of vestments. Your financial advisor can suggest some short-term CDs can decrease. If CDs are sold prior to maturity, the investor and intermediate-term vehicles that may be appropriate for your can lose principal value. FDIC insurance does not cover losses in needs. And while these rates will still not be as high as those of- market value. Before investing in bonds, you should understand the risks infered by longer-term vehicles, they do offer flexibility — along volved, including interest rate risk, credit risk and market risk. with less interest-rate risk and inflation risk. You can also help protect yourself from these risks by building Bond investments are subject to interest rate risk such that when a “ladder” consisting of short-, intermediate- and longer-term interest rates rise, the prices of bonds can decrease, and the inbonds and certificates of deposit (CDs). Once you’ve built your vestor can lose principal value if the investment is sold prior to ladder, it can help you weather changing interest-rate environ- maturity. The value of bonds fluctuates, and you may lose some ments. When market rates are low, you’ll still have your longer- or all of your principal. term bonds and CDs earning higher interest rates. And when market rates rise, you’ll be able to reinvest your maturing shortterm investments at the higher levels. If you need the cash, you can liquidate the maturing bonds and CDs. Thus far, we’ve only looked at fixed-rate investments — but you may also be able to boost your income by owning dividendpaying stocks. Some companies have paid — and even increased

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

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 office@stpaulfamily.org 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 www.fumcorange.org

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

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

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

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

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

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

First Baptist Church of Bridge City 200 W. Roundbunch, BC Office: 409-735-3581 Fax: 409-735-8882 www.fbcbc.org 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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used vey little, will sell for $1,000 for all, great buy! (409) 474-1518.

Hwy 87, ned to find owner or free to good home, can’t keep, (409) 779-9122.

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.

FREE BEAUTIFUL KITTENS to a good home. Call 409735-2826. If no answer, please leave a message.

APPLIANCES USED APPLIANCES, starting at $99.95 & up, Harry’s Appliances, 302 10th. St. (10th. & main), Orange, We buy used appliances, 8864111.

10-10 MASSY FERGUSON compact utility tractor, new water pump, seals, king pins, paint. $3,500, (409) 5408362.

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, 735-5082. MISCELLANEOUS WASHER AND DRYER, refrigerator, microwave, stove, 2 antique mantel clocks, chest, tanning bed, dishwashers, (409) 735-2347. ‘04 CHEVY COLORADO, double cab, $2,500; Frigidare window A/C, remote, $150; Whirlpool refrig/frezzer, $700; desk chair, $5; Stroller, $5; costume jewelry as priced, (409) 920-9905. WE BUY GOLD, SILVER AND COINS. Paying TOP PRICES. Call 409-330-7882. JUGG’S PITCHING MACHINE, like new, auto feeder, throws 90 MPH, fast & curve balls etc., paid $2,500,

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BOY’S NAVY BLUE SPORT COAT, size 20; boy’s khaki pants, size 32-20; 3 long sleeve shirts, size small, All for $40, or will sell separately, (409) 735-2966. VENDORS THRIFT & GIFT SIDEWALK SALE, Saturday, OCT 6, 8 am - 1 p.m. Covered Spaces $12. Apply now at Thrift & Gift Shop, 350 37th St., Orange, 886-7649 for Info, first come, first serve. ANGIES CARDINAL CLEANING House cleaning, offices. apartments, clean outs, pressure washing houses and driveways, bonded, (409) 553-3105. PETS & LIVESTOCK FREE BLUE HEALER, found in Linscomb Rd. area, (409) 745-2470. FOUND YELLOW LAB, female, red collar, found on Pine Bluff in the Little Cypress area off 3247 from

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RESCUE DOGS, spayed & neutered, needing good homes. Pet food donations welcome. (409) 746-9502. PUPPIES! I have 7, mixed breeds (some Lab looking), can’t afford to keep feeding them, free to good homes, (409) 988-9472. SPAYED 1 YEAR OLD LAB needs kids and fenced in yard, (409) 746-9502. SIGHT I M PA I R E D SHEPHERD mix, rescued dog, about a year old, must have fenced yard, (409) 7469502. 2 TABBY KITTENS, very playful, free to good home(s), (409) 735-2350. CUTEST LITTLE KITTENS EVER SEEN! 4 orange, 1 blk. & white, free to good homes, (409) 238-5119. APARTMENTS MAGNOLIA TRACE APTS., Bridge City, updated and nice. We are located in a quiet neighborhood, but walking distance to major stores! 2/1 With laundry room in Apt., $650 upstairs and $675 downstairs with a $500 dep.,

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dishwasher furnished, $975 monthly + $600 dep., (409) 735-7163.

THE VILLAGE APARTMENTS in Bridge City now leasing 800 sq. ft. 1/1. Features include: private patio, 225 sq. ft.; ceramic tile floors; plush carpet; full size waher nd dryer INCLUDED; dish washer; garbage disposal; built-in microwave; designer ceiling fans in all rooms; oversize garden tubs/ shower; HUGE walk-in closets; all fixtures in antique bronze; energy saving appliances, low E windows; award winning management, onsite 24 hour maintenance; we accept all major credit/debit cards for your convenience. MINUTES AWAY FROM ALL AREA REFINERIES! (409) 735-7696 or 504-9952 or 4749731, 245 Tenny St., Bridge City, TX 77611.

BRIDGE CITY 2/2 w/ laundry room and pantry executive level Triplex Unit w/, All Granite and Silestone countertops, all ceramic Tile, private covered Parking, Cable, Water and Garbage Paid, Closet Space, Smoke Free, No Pets, Horse Boarding and washer and dryer Available All yard work provided 409313-2745

OFISD 3/1, 4940 FM 408, Lg. living area, $650 monthly + $450 dep., (409) 882-4706. HOME SALES 3/2 PORT ARTHUR HOME, 2,200 sq. ft., formal living & dining rooms, utility rm., kitchen has 10’ breakfast bar, bonus room off kitchen, lots of storage, security system, home sits on a 100’ x 300’ lot, fenced back yard, No Owner Finance, $75,000, call (409) 720-9463 for more info.

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

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

3/1/2 IN LCMISD, $850 monthly, (409) 988-6792. BRIDGE CITY 4/2/2, 165 E. Darby, 1653 sq. ft., CA/H, fenced back yard, remodel in progress with a goal of mid-September. Property for sale, but will possibly consider lease, $1,000 monthly + $1,000 deposit, (409) 3136005.

COMMERCIAL TEXAS AVE., BRIDGE CITY, 1,200 sq. ft., suitable for office or any type business, 1 Lg. and 2 smaller areas, 1 bathroom, CA/H, call (409) 7356277 or 626-1968 for more information. (ss)

INVESTORS: RENT HOUSE FOR SALE. Rented for over 8 years, corner lot. $37,500. Call for details. 866-8693 or 883-4092.

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

HOME RENTALS EXTRA NICE BRICK 3/2 home, Lg. living room, CA/H, Lg. yard, near fishing, carpet and ceramic tile, quiet neighborhood, only $850 monthly w/ $800 dep., (409) 735-2030.

BRIDGE CITY 4/2/2, 165 E. Darby, 1653 sq. ft., .43 acre, $139,000, will consider owner financing w/ adequate down, remodel in progress with a goal of mid-September. (409) 313-6005.

MOBILE HOME RENTALS BC AREA , as little as $30 daily for rooms, M.H.’s by day or week, starting at $30 a day or weekly, 735-8801 or 7347771. (cctfn)

BRIDGE CITY 3/2/2, 302 Linda St., available 9/10/12, CA/H, refrig. / stove and

3/2/2 BRICK IN BCISD, CA/H, on 3/4 acre lot, (409) 735-7680.

2/1 AND 3/1 AND 3/2 IN OFISD, 1 block from schools, Large lot, W./D hookups, No Pets, $400 and $550 and $650 monthly + dep., (409)

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

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

NEW 2/1.5 DUPLEX APT., all appliances, CA/H, yard care included, No Pets, No Hud, $850 monthly + dep., (409) 670-6142. (9/5)

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FULLY LOADED! Power steering, power brakes, power windows. Call 409-779-3354.

HILLCREST CEMETERY PLOT for sale, $900, (409) 722-7156.

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

5 ACRE RESTRICTED homesite, LCMISD, improved pasture with 2 small ponds, MMUD water and sewer available, additional acreage available for purchase, COUNTRYLAND PROPERTIES, LLC, (409) 745-1115. M.H’S FOR SALE 5/2 DOUBLE WIDE MANUFACTURED home. LCM school district. 2130 square foot. Complete remodel. New 4 ton AC and A coils, new doors, ceramic tile and wood laminate floors throughout, new hot water heater, fixtures, hardware. New 10x10 front and rear stained decks Zone to construction. A must see! Don’t let this one get away! No reasonable offer refused. Contact Vance at 409-9203762.

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‘08 HYUNDAI SONATA GLS, 44K miles, great gas mileage (21 City and 30 Highway), sunroof, CD, gold color,we are selling Mom’s gently used car, in beautiful condition, for $13,400, (512) 633-9997 or (409) 332-9383.

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‘06 MOTORHOME, 29’, Lexinton by Forest River, Grand Touring Edition, 24.5K miles, gas, 3 slides, generator, full body paint, $53,000 in 2011, asking $37,500, (409) 3136005. 2009 40 FT JAYCO Bungalow park model travel trailer 2 large slides, washer and dryer, fireplace heatilator,full size fridge. Like brand new used very little. Would be great for the lake or the beach. Call 409-886-1837 ‘T R U C K S & VA N S '85 CHEVY C-10, V-8, LWB, A/C, C. player, auto trans., PS/B, good motor, no oil leakage, real workhorse, $3,000 OBO, ask for Ruth @ (409) 735-7353

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NEW IN BOX,, 4 17” Toyota wheels for 2011 Toyota, $25 ea., (409) 738-2969. PUBLIC NOTICES: AL-ANON MEETS ON Wednesday & Sunday at 7pm. 1512 Strickland Dr., Orange, call (409) 779-4289 or Cindy @ 994-5503 for details. WE BUY GOLD, SILVER AND COINS. Paying TOP PRICES. Call 409-330-7882. 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. NOTICE TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS AGAINST THE ESTATE OF AGNES LUCILLE DAENEN, DECEASED Notice is hereby given that original letters administration for the Estate of AGNES LUCILLE DAENEN., Deceased, were issued on the 22nd day of August, 2012, in Cause No. P16236 pending in the County Court at Law of ORANGE County, Texas, Probate Division to THOMAS GEORGE DAENEN. The residence of such executor is 12707 Huntington Field, Houston TX 77099. All persons having claims against this Estate which is currently being administered are required to present them to the undersigned within the time and in the manner prescribed by law.

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• The Record • Week of Wednesday, August 29, 2012

THEME: In The Kitchen

Shangri La announces Saturday Adventure Series Programs for Fall 2012 program! Kaycee Dortch will present this program which is a part of Orchid Festival 2012! Oct. 27, 2012: Night Life at Shangri La - Are you like an owl? We’ll explore the dark during family program. We’ll turn off the lights and rely on our senses of hearing and touch as we explore the world of nocturnal animals and their adaptations. We’ll also explore how our own eyes work in the dark. This program is presented by Kaycee Dortch. Nov. 3, 2012: Behind the Scenes of Recycling - What can be recycled, and where is my local recycling center? Learn about the processes of specific recycling procedures and try your hand at recycling paper. Each family will make and take home recycled paper. For adults and children 10 years of age and older. Presentation by Amanda Noble.

Enjoy a program on nocturnal animals that call Shangri La home.

Across 1. Results of too much credit card use 6. French lake 9. Short for Theodora 13. *Frost over, like an old refrigerator freezer 14. “Much ___ About Nothing” 15. Early morning sound 16. “Sex and the City 2” destination Abu _____ 17. Eric Stonestreet on “Modern Family” 18. *Done before drying 19. Larry Ellison’s company 21. *Make sure the top of this is on 23. Romanian money 24. Crucifix 25. Actors’ group 28. ____ gin 30. The Dark Knight’s home 35. Mosque prayer leader 37. Pakistan’s official language 39. Hindu religious teacher 40. Actress ____ Stone 41. *Franklin invented one 43. Type of mountain goat 44. McKayla Maroney’s Olympic event 46. *Traditional butter substitute 47. A dig or jab 48. Involve or imply 50. Thailand money 52. Applied before feathers? 53. It eventually empties for parents 55. Early Retirement Option 57. *Spoon or fork, e.g. 61. *Under a hot dish 64. China Grass 65. *”No thank you. I already ___.” 67. Like bribe-taking politician 69. *Stove alternative 70. Charged particle 71. Lemur from Madagascar 72. They’re kept to the ground?

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Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center announces upcoming programs for the Fall Saturday Adventure Series. These hands-on programs give visitors the opportunity to explore the natural world through informative lessons and activities from Shangri La educators. Below is an itinerary of upcoming programs for the months of September, October and November. The Saturday Adventure Series programs begin at 9:30 a.m. and last about an hour. These programs are free with paid admission on the day of the event. Participants will meet at the Admissions Window at the scheduled event time. An RSVP is required as space is limited. For more information or to reserve a seat, call 409.670.9799. Sept. 15, 2012: Bats Are Cool - Come learn all about bats in this fun, interactive family program! We’ll first talk about what makes bats so unique and then play some games to learn more about them! Program presented by Kaycee Dortch. Sept. 22, 2012: Winged Wonders - Two insects are the favorites of many people: dragonflies and butterflies. These creatures instill wonder through their beauty and diversity. You’ll learn helpful identification tips during this family program. Program presented by Amanda Noble. Sept. 29, 2012: Wild and Rich Wetlands - Henry David Thoreau called wetlands, “the wildest and richest gardens that we have.” During this family program, presenter Kaycee Dortch will aid visitors in discovering critters that live in the swamp mud. Attendees will also play games to understand the important role of

swamps. Oct. 6, 2012: Poetry of Plants - Let the works of poets spark your own writing experience at Shangri La. Using orchids as inspiration, learn about and write your own Orchid Haiku. This program, presented by Amanda Noble, will start and end in the lab and includes a stroll through the orchid greenhouse. Brave participants might even share their poetry. For adults and children 10 years of age and older. Oct. 13, 2012: I Scream for Orchids - We all know how delicious vanilla is, but did you know the vanilla bean is the seed pod of an orchid? During I Scream for Orchids, participants will make ice cream, and discuss edible orchids around the world. Ice cream lovers of all ages will enjoy this

Nov. 10, 2012: Creepy Critters - During Shangri La’s Autumn Fair, come learn about some creepy critters - snakes and spiders! At this family program, led by Amanda Noble, visitors will learn about venom, poison and some easy tips to help prevent hair-raising accidents. The Saturday Adventure Series has programs for the young and young-at-heart. For those interested in attending, please RSVP by calling 409.670.9799. Saturday Adventure Series programs are free of charge with paid admission to Shangri La. Located at 2111 West Park Avenue in Orange, Texas, Shangri La is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday, 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. and Sunday noon until 5:00 p.m. For more information, visit www.shangrilagardens.org.

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