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Vol. 52 No. 23

President Obama extends benefits for Gulf War veterans Penny Leleux

For The Record

New laws passed for veterans that served in the Gulf War. These veterans have five years to file from the date of discharge. According to Orange County Veterans Service Officer Gene Smith, President Obama just extended that deadline, so all Gulf War veterans should file now. Smith said Gulf War Syndrome is linked to veterans that served in the Persian Gulf. They may have an illness which a doctor hasn’t been able to pinpoint the cause. “The veterans’ office has a list of illnesses recognized by the Department of Veterans Affairs as part of the Gulf War Syndrome ruling,” said Smith “Gulf War veterans are encouraged to utilize the office, if only to file for medical benefits.” He said all veterans should certify their discharges

Orange County Farmer’s Market Open Wed. and Sat. 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 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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(DD214) at the county clerk’s office. Veterans receiving 70-100 percent service connected disabilities can reSMITH ceive discounts on taxes and car tags. Those at 100 percent disability receive tax relief and as of last year, widows of those vets also receive tax relief. Spouses can also receive medical insurance and qualify for Department of Veterans’ Affairs discounts. Smith encourages all retired veterans to file for benefits. The office, located on Farm Road 1442, about one mile south of Interstate 10, is supported by the county and services are offered to veterans for free. Smith said he still gets veterans coming in that said they didn’t know the office was there. There are two benefits coordinators, Michael Powell and Angela Johnson. Charlotte Burrell, the administrative assistant is also certified in Veterans disability claims and can answer questions over the phone. Smith also assists with filing widow or veterans’ disability benefits or pensions. The coordinators are trained each year with all the new laws to assist vets in filling out the paperwork required to file a claim. Veterans that served during war time periods and are nearly destitute may qualify for pension benefits where they would not qualify for Social Security benefits. Smith said disability benefits can increase income and are nontaxable. Widows of veterans should contact the office to

Week of Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Teal confesses to Ronnie Herman shooting 10 years ago this week

Faith leads to murder confession Debby Schamber For The Record


ife is often full of lessons learned such as the longest journey starts with a single step. During his lifetime, Thomas Teal,56, started on his journey several times and along the way took many missteps before finding the right path. It is 10 years ago this week, Teal confessed to an Orange County Deputy, he had participated in the crime of murder in Sept. 1977. Investigators for more than 25 years believed the Teal brothers had committed the murder of Ronnie Herman, but did not have sufficient evidence to make the arrests. Thomas Teal had gone to the sheriff’s office in Sept. 2002, to make a report against his younger brother, Donald Teal, who had stolen his lawn mower and sold it for money to buy drugs. He met with the deputy and like many times before, he handed him a copy of his testimony which is what he did when he came in contact with people. Thomas’ testimony is a statement of the events in his life which SEE FAITH PAGE 3A

Thomas Teal sits with his Bible which he starts each day reading and living by the word of God. RECORD PHOTO: Debby Schamber


Labor Day Picnic success Andrews gets maximum sentence

Penny Leleux

For The Record

Area residents braved the heat Monday to enjoy the annual Pinehurst Labor Day Picnic. The Orange Blossoms dance group performed for the audience and music was provided by Doug Childress and Gone to Texas. A few couples could be seen twirling on the dance floor. Residents feasted on gumbo, links, potato salad, cake and watermelon. It was service with a smile as members of the Little Cypress Lions Club and other volunteers delivered food to the picnickers. Lorene and Ray Camp were recognized as the longest married couple with 66 years under their belt. The big winners of the door prizes were Stump Weatherford and Marie Browning for the two rocking chairs which were provided by Welch’s Furniture and Robert’s Meat Market, while Juanita Schlicher won the big screen TV donated by Orange Savings Bank.

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Sheryl Brocat played the fiddle in the Gone to Texas band with Doug Childress. RECORD PHOTO: Stump Weatherford

Daniel Ray Andrews, 24, was recently sentenced to 20 years in prison by Judge Dennis Powell, of the 163rd District Court on second degree felony charges of injury to a child. He received the maximum sentence for the charge. The charges stem from an incident in February when he was left alone with his girlfriend’s 14-month-old son. The baby had soiled his diaper and spit-up on his clothes when Andrews decided to give him a bath. As a result, the baby received second degree burns on 65 percent of his body. His mother took him to a local hospital where law enforcement was called. Andews was on felony pro-


bation for possession of marijuana when the incident occurred. He was indicted in July 2012 on the child abuse charges. Custody of the boy was given to his father.

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Chrissy Savant and her dog Muffy were enjoying the entertainment at the 2012 Labor Day Picnic in Pinehurst.

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Lorene and Ray Camp were awarded for 66 years of marriage as the longest married couple at the Labor Day Picnic in Pinehurst this week. RECORD PHOTO: Penny Leleux

OC Radio: Come fly with us! Penny Leleux

For The Record

The Orange County Radio Control Club is hosting a “Flyin” Saturday, but this time the activity will be extra special since the LifeShare Blood Center will also be present for the event. “Everyone is welcome to come fly, have lunch and donate blood,” said Don Marshall, treasurer of the Orange County R/C club. Club President, Jeff Reed, has been the driving force for this fly-in, Marshall added. The club has had fly-ins before, but this one is unique because of the addition of LifeShare. “We want to help them out because the blood supply is low,” Marshall said.

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Lunches can be purchased for $7.50 or if a person donates blood, then their lunch is provided to them free of charge. In addition, there will be a link sale which will help with the purchase of a new lawn mower for the club property. The Orange County R/C Club has been in existence for more than 20 years. It has grown to include more than 50 members of all ages. However, they are always looking for new members or just a chance to talk about their remote control airplanes. For this special event, there are no landing fees, but all pilots must present their Academy of Model Aeronautics card in order participate. The field is located at 10623 F.M. 1442. It is near the Or-

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ange County dump and only 1.1 miles from Interstate 10. “Come out and join the fun,” Marshall said.

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Faith frees convict has led him to his strong faith in God. He passes out copies in hopes of helping others. The deputy, who was familiar with the murder case, told Thomas, “I have a sign in my office which says underneath it, ‘“I shall not kill,’” according to Record Archives. The deputy added, “I work for the Lord too and my job is the truth seeker.” The deputy then asked who had killed Herman. Thomas says he thought about what the deputy said and he prayed. “God said to make a clean slate,” Thomas said. “I had to obey what God told me to do.” But, he admits it was not easy. “The hard part was trusting Him,” he said. “I could have gotten life.” However, Thomas said giving a confession was a relief and like a large weight has been lifted from his shoulders. The confession to the murder enabled officers to arrest Donald. But, Donald had met a woman in Oklahoma and had left Orange County two months prior. When they arrived in Oklahoma, Donald had left about two hours before their arrival and was on his way to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. It wasn’t long before deputies received information from the Myrtle Beach Police Department, Donald was in jail for domestic violence. Deputies flew to meet with Donald at the jail a week later and he confessed to the murder. However, he would be released from jail before the Orange County deputies could get an arrest warrant. Donald returned to Oklahoma. A bulletin was issued for his arrest and authorities apprehend him in Cherokee County, according to Record archives. Thomas was in jail on a $100,000 bond. His brother, Donald would join him there within a week. In an affidavit of probable cause, both brothers told of the events which lead up to the murder. Both brothers were in the drug dealing business. They were into pharmaceutical drugs, Thomas said. Herman also was a drug dealer, and according to Thomas had intentions of killing him in order to take over his source of drugs. “He had bragged he had cut some people’s heads off with a machete in West Orange and was going to kill me too,” Thomas said. According to archives, Thomas’ statement said Donald picked up Herman in his Oldsmobile Cutlass and brought him back to the Teal residence. After they arrived, Thomas met them on the porch. Donald got out of his vehicle and walked up to the porch and stood in the doorway. As Herman walked toward the house, Thomas, from about 15 to 20 feet away, fired a shot gun filled with bird shot which scattered across his body. “I didn’t want to die,” Thomas said. “It was him or me.” After being shot, Herman started yelling, “Help, he shot me!” and ran toward where Donald was standing. Thomas stated he then ran behind his house when he heard two shots. “He shot him twice in the head,” Thomas Teal said. Thomas said in his statement, Donald then came to the back of the house and told him it was over. Donald ‘s statement varies from that of his brother although the outcome is the same. According to archives, Donald stated it was Thomas who had brought Herman into their illegal drug business. Thomas had furnished Herman with some illegal pills, but Herman refused to pay for them until he had met their source. He added he had picked up Herman from Second Street in Orange and brought him back to their residence. Donald said he went into the house pretending to call the drug source while Thomas stayed outside talking to Herman. Donald then heard Herman shouting, “He shot me! He shot me!” and went outside to see what had happened. Donald stated he thought his brother had shot Herman. Donald told investigators he thought Herman was running towards him because Herman was going to kill him. Donald stated he fired a shot toward Herman which struck him in the chest. Donald fired another shot while Herman was on the ground. Both brothers stated they got a plastic bag from the house and placed it around Herman’s head and chest in order to keep the blood out of the trunk of Donald’s vehicle. They stated they drove to the Hartburg and stopped near a concrete bridge. Together they placed Herman’s body in the water, according to archives. Investigators had their work cut out for them, but managed to gather information, even though a lot of their witnesses had since died because of the many years since the murder occurred. Thomas was sentenced to 12 years in prison while Donald was sentenced to 30 years. Thomas served five years and was released in Sept. 2007. Donald remains in prison with a projected release date of June 5, 2014.

discuss possible benefits. Veterans should file a claim if only to protect their spouses and burial benefits that may be available, but only if the veteran files a claim. Medical benefits may be available for veterans, but must be applied for. The veteran service office assists with filing the three-page application. There is also a VA counselor for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) that comes to the office once a week for counseling sessions. Smith says there is no waiting three months

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According to Thomas, his brother, Donald, is “still angry” and has drug issues. He sends him money and prays for him. “I pray his heart will change,” Thomas said. “Satan has a hold of him bad.” Thomas said he is not worried about Donald being released and says he is leaving it all to God. Prison was not easy for Thomas. While he was there, the other inmates cussed at him and called him all sorts of names. They also threatened and robbed him. In addition, they tried to get him to do drugs and smoke cigarettes with them. “But I would not compromise my testimony by playing any of their games,” he writes in his testimony. ‘I trusted God and put it all in His hands.” While in prison he shared his commissary with those who did not have anything. As a result, he says God blessed him because he always had plenty. “I ran out of commissary money a couple of times and they wanted me to write and ask for more money; but I would just pray and it would show up. God protected me, provided for me, guided me, helped me the whole time I was there, “ he wrote. The roads Thomas had taken throughout his life were filled with dangerous turns. When he was 17 years old he quit school and joined the Navy. The Vietnam war was underway and he wanted to show everyone he was “not scared like they were.” He had his 18th birthday overseas. He “started walking in the ways of the world” during boot camp. After the war was over, the President authorized 10,000 discharges and he was lucky enough to receive one, according to his written testimony. “I was discharged from the Navy, but not the world,” he wrote. “I stayed in the ways of the world for the next 21 years.” In 1983, Thomas was in northern Georgia, drinking whiskey and smoking “dope” when he got into a fight with three men. He was OK and went back to his house. Thomas and his wife lived upstairs in a two-story house. One of the men he had gotten into the fight with and had received the worst of the beating lived downstairs with his wife. “He started hollering and cussing me saying how he was going to whip me good,” he wrote. “‘I started down the stairs, he opened the door and emptied a .22 automatic on me.” Thomas was struck 11 times by the bullets. He still has two of the bullets inside him. They are located near his lung and in his leg. “I lived through all that, but did not give God the glory,” he wrote. “I thought it was because I was so big and bad that I lived.” Thomas continued through his life in the “ways of the world.” His life would take a dramatic turn in June 1985. He was in Cow Creek and was once again drinking whiskey and smoking “dope.”He decided to go across the river into Louisiana to visit his cousin. He got into a fight with his wife and he lost control of the vehicle. It began to roll and he was thrown out the window and “bounced off of five pine trees.”He suffered from broken bones and was in a coma for over two months. “I had 13 doctors say that I would never live, but if I did I would be confined to a wheelchair and be a vegetable for the rest of my life,” he wrote. His brother had a preacher come to his bedside and pray for him. “He rode his Harley down from Houston, put his hands on me and prayed for me,” he wrote. “I woke up before he got back to Houston.” Eight months later, his wife said she “didn’t want to live with a cripple” anymore and wanted a divorce. After she left, he dove back into the bottle again, he said. But, he wanted a change, so he quit drinking in Sept. 1988. Thomas said he was tired of feeling bad from the effects of the alcohol. In addition, he was tired of drinking to escape from his life and trying to forget what he had done. “I have been clean and sober for 23 years,” he says proudly. “It feels good too.” Thomas said he has many regrets in his life. One is living that type of lifestyle which led to the death of Herman. He found a ride to church and to his surprise it was the same one he had left. By 1995 he rededicated his life to the Lord. Driven by his faith, he confessed to murder in 2002. Since his release, life is “good” for Thomas. He starts each day with reading his Bible. It has a leather cover and is made by the prison leather factory which he purchased after his release. He still prays daily to get closer to God. He then has his morning coffee. Thomas goes to church every Sunday morning. Also in attendance at the church is the judge who sentenced him to prison whom he now calls “my brother.” He said he does not have a wife or children, but the church members are his “family.”

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for an appointment. Vets are seen either the week they call or the following week. Home visits are available for veterans or widows that are not able to get to the office due to disabilities or age. The VSO offers extended hours to assist veterans that work and cannot get off early. The office is open 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. If appointments need to be made earlier or later, they must be approved by Smith. To make an appointment, call 409-745-1535.

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From the Creaux’s Nest WHEN DISASTER STRICKS All that is left of Isaac in Louisiana and Mississippi is some weary residents trying to put their lives back together. For some it will be a long haul. Isaac left its muddy mess behind. The water swallowed up cars, houses and roads. In some areas flood waters rose shockingly fast. Roy’s sister, Shirley, was caught in the fast rise. With no power, she had no notice that the dam had broken. Her house sits on 2.5 foot piers. The water was on her porch before she realized she was in danger. In waist high water she made her way to a two story, beach-type cabin where she was later rescued by boat and moved to a Red Cross shelter. It was an anxious 24 hours for Roy and his family not knowing her whereabouts and concerned about her failing health. Thankfully she’s fine. Just one of thousands of stories. Unless someone has gone through what we went though with Ike, it’s hard for others to comprehend. Many around the country pay little attention to other disaster areas, fires, floods, etc. In a way, Isaac was far worse than Katrina was outside of New Orleans because of the water breaching levies and breaking dams. Thanks to our federal government, people will have a chance to rebuild their lives and communities. The President declared both states disaster areas. A sidebar: Mitt Romney flew into Louisiana for a quick photo-op and flew out 45 minutes later. People will see his landing for what it was. The point I want to make is that at the same time Louisianan newspapers were carrying Sen. Mary Landrieu’s outrage over Paul Ryan’s budget, calling for cutting disaster funds by $10 billion a year. His plans call for rebuilding the infrastructure, roads, public buildings, etc., but citizens would be on their own to rebuild their lives without the government safety net. He called it  deficit reduction. When the disaster funds ran dry, Ryan and his fellow congressmen did not want it replenished. Sen. Landrieu was able to apply enough pressure to build up the fund. It’s a good thing and Louisianan people are praising her efforts. All’s well that ends well and thanks to a government that looks after their misfortunate.*****I’ve gotta move on. Please come along, I promise it won’t do you no harm.   OUR CONDOLENCES Marguerite Force, age 84, passed away this past Friday, Aug. 31, at home. Recent test in Houston showed she had advanced cancer. She was sent home and was surrounded by the family that loved her. Marguerite and Harold Force were married 64 years and were the parents of a large family of children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She and Harold treasured their life together. Marguerite was a kind, compassionate person who devoted much of her life doing for others through her civic and church work. She will truly be missed, not only by family but also by the longtime friends or anyone who was privileged to know her. (Please see obituary.)*****We were also sorry to learn of the unexpected death of Dale Thompson, 84, who died on Aug. 31. We had known Dale for many years. If you ever met Dale, you would never forget him. He was just a friendly guy who never met a stranger and before long you would feel like you had known this guy forever. He truly enjoyed life. Our condolences go out to Dale, Steve, Cyndi and their families. May he rest in peace. (See obituary.) RYAN’S FACT CHECK PROBLEMS Fact Check has found Paul Ryan was less than straight in his comments in his convention presentation.  Ryan actually told four outright untruths  He also was sited for making not quite complete statements. He lied about the G.M. plant in his home town being closed under Obama. Not true; Fact Check found it was closed in Dec. 2008, while Bush was still president. Ryan said Obama’s removal of $700 billion from Medicare would destroy the program. Fact Check found switching the $700 billion to the Affordable Health Care program would extend the life of Medicare and afford more programs to the elderly. Fact Check found that Ryan’s budget also removes $700 billion, but that money would be to reduce taxes and Medicare would be switched to a voucher system. Ryan criticized Obama for ignoring the recommendations of the Simpson-Bowles commission, when the truth is, Ryan, who was on that commission, encouraged the Republican House members to vote against it, killing it and blaming Obama. He blamed Obama for our credit rating. Not true, Congress caused it. Ryan doesn’t seem to let the truth get in the way. Listen  to this, it’s a brand new deal about Ryan’s lying. A month ago, acting macho, Ryan told conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt that he had run a “Two hour and fifty something, 26-mile marathon.” He supposedly told that story other places. That’s a pace of seven minutes per mile. Runners World Magazine said can’t be. They found that Ryan had completed one marathon in 1990, and finished over four hours. Ryan admitted, when confronted, that he had exaggerated in marathon claims on the national broadcast. He released a statement apologizing. The guy appears to have a problem with the truth, plus he and Eric Canter have held speaker John Boehner and the country hostage. They have made his life miserable and embarrassed him by making him publicly back down on a jobs bill that he had made a deal on. I’m told the twins are cold blooded and they make Karl Rove and Tom DeLay look like choir boys. Canter supposedly has the blackest heart but Ryan has problems with the truth. TURNING BACK THE HANDS OF TIME 10 Years Ago-2002 Tuesday, Sept. 3, County Judge Carl Thibodaux undergoes

arterial surgery for several blockages. Thibodeaux said his medical problems have come at a crucial time when the county is faced with a tight budget process. He plans on returning to the court house even if someone has to drive him. Last Thursday, dye test found a 90 percent blockage in the main artery of his right leg. Other arteries of his heart were 70 percent blocked and 30 percent blocked. Thibodeaux said, “The budget, I have to complete the budget by Friday.” He was driven to the court house to work on the budget. (Editor’s note; over the years, the Judge has had stints and other procedures but has always managed to get out a good budget. Budgets are not the best therapy for a heart patient.)*****Tyler Townes, a Bridge City High School student, has completed regular Army boot camp. PFC Townes is in the Texas National Guard. He had to wait until he was 17 to sign up.*****God solves murder. Ronnie Herman’s killer, Thomas Teal, 46, confesses to 25 years old murder. Teal said he confessed because he doesn’t want to burn in hell after he finishes his time on earth. Thomas and his brother Donald Teal, 44, were arrested in the shotgun death. Herman’s body was found floating in a slough off Ratcliff Road, in the Hartsburg area Sept. 10, 1977. “God told me to clean the slate and I had to do what I’m told,” Thomas said. Both brothers said they were involved in the illegal drug business with Herman. The shooting was related to the business. Ronnie was 29 years old. His father, Ray Herman, 79, said he does not believe his son was involved with the Teal bothers.”*****Coach Sam Moore underwent gall bladder surgery at Herman Hospital, in Houston.*****Coach Dan Ray Hooks wins 200th football game.*****Twenty-five gallons of gumbo, 900 links, 200 cut up chicken and four tubs of potato salad, prepared by Robert’s Restaurant, was eaten by 824 folks at the Pinehurst Labor Day picnic.*****John and Joyce Guidry celebrates their 50th anniversary on Aug. 30.*****Orangefield Bobcat Coach Kevin Flannigan says his team could go to playoffs this year.*****Claude Tarver is the new head coach of the Bridge City Cardinals. Defensive coordinator is newcomer Sam Pratt. A couple other coaches are Rick Deutsch and William Dotson. Bridge City beat LCM 27-7 in first game. Matt Peebles scored three touchdowns and had 225 yards rushing. Linebackers Robert Melich and Charlie Verrett led the defense. Cornerback Trey Rhodes also had a good night. *****Matt Bryant, of Bridge City, gets the chance he’s been waiting for. The New York Giants named him as their starting kicker. There are now three former B.C. Cards in the NFL. Shane Dronett and Jason Mathews are the others.*****

40 YEARS AGO-1972 Happy anniversary to Mr. and Mrs. Fain Holbook.*****Happy birthday to Judy Savoy and Tonka Bill (Rastel Lois) Hoosier, Judy is 23, Tonka 30 plus.*****Wyatt Paul Phillips, former LC-M Bear, was granted a football scholarship to McNeese and is working out with the Cowboys.*****According to Sharon Bearden, he’s been on a strict died and lost 15 pounds. Friends are worrying that he might get too thin.*****Tucker Clayton, former deputy sheriff, is again toting a pistol. He is security officer for Nelda Stark.*****Moe Litton, trainer at Bridge City and Oral Roberts have something in common; they are both healers.*****Irving Street Appliance has a grand opening Saturday, Sept. 2.*****The University of Texas, with Steve Worster, made the Wishbone famous. Steve made Bridge City famous and BC coach Chief Wilson will use the Wishbone offense (a variation of the Houston veer). Roger Easterling is quarterback; Langston Fall tailback.*****Jim Crossland is head coach at LC-M.*****Mike Trevathan is the young head coach at Orangefield.*****Dexter Bassinger is coach at Stark High.*****Glen Green is the head coach at West Orange.*****Leslie Jones is Orange police chief.*****Clarice Sheffield, a beautiful blond, is the Jack Tar Restaurant manager.*****Joe Murray is the legendary shoeshine guy at the Jack Tar Barber Shop. Joe started his shoe polishing career at the Holland Hotel.*****Joe Dupuy runs the Jack Tar Travel Agency.*****Louis J. Fox is hired as Orange city manager. BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK Bennie Brookshire, Branden Bailey, Carolyn Ann Henry, Cindy Myers, Jason Toal, Norma Harper, Marilyn Bennett, Susan Cooper, Brenda Lawson, Corrin Gonzales, Jessica Mobbs, Keith Buker, Ouida Simonton, Paul Rhodes, Randy Godsy, Ron Sherman, Rick Brownlie, Gerald LeLeux, Dottie Couser, Robert Vidrine, Eric Cox, Karen Morse, Laina Sparks, Laura McCombs, Terri Childs, Ted Miller, Joyce Higgs, John Phillips, Charlie Bollich, Darla Cricchio, Howard Williams, Janice James, Ronnie Bullion, Janet LeLeux, Mary Tyler, “Millard “”Bill”” Cox”, Pamela Smith, Thelma Powledge, Brent Sherrill, Durwyn Simon, Jesse Thurman, Joel Jeffcote, Joy Vickery, Lisa Wilson, Mason Pruett, Ester Jeans, Beth Ann Windham, Dena Bates, Doug Rogers, Elwood Hood, Jamie Oliphint, Andrea Peoples, Bob Aven, Beh Arnold, Miek Abbott, Billy Fontenot, Casey Stephenson, Chris Kovatch, Donna Lanthier and Shannon Sparks. A FEW HAPPENINGS Sunday, Sept. 9, is National Grandparents Day. Today, many grandparents play a different role than they did before the 1970’s. Many grandparents are raising their grandchildren or some of their children have come back home as single parents. Even though there is a day for recognizing grandparents, they are often forgotten in the grand scheme of things. I enjoy being a grandparent, maybe more so than being a parent. Up until they reached their late teens, they brought joy and many fun days. Like most grandparents, I hope I gave them something they will carry with them throughout life. If you are fortunate enough to have one or more grandparents think back to earlier days at grandma and pa‘s place. Recall the great days, the fun with cousins and the food, oh, yes, grandma‘s cooking. Take time this Sunday to remember grandparents, even if they’re not with you. *****Speaking of grandparents, a census report on aging finds more people are reaching age 90. Among the 90-plus, women outnumber men 3 to 1. People who are 90 or older have nearly tripled since 1980. Analysts attribute better nutrition, advances in medical care, reducing heart disease and stroke. Living older states are North Dakota, #1; followed by Connecticut, Iowa and South Dakota. All cold states. I don‘t know if I would want to live 90 years there.*****Speaking of old folks, George “Possum“ Jones, a Southeast Texas native and country music legend, has announced his last concert tour will be in 2013. Jones, 81, has begun work on a new album with Dolly Parton. Many country stars consider Jones the greatest country singer. Jones dropped out of school in the seventh grade and started picking and singing in local venues around Beaumont. This writer recalls when he would help out at his brother‘s service station and ran with J.P. Richardson, Slim Watts and the guys from KFDM radio. His greatest hit “He Stopped Loving Her Today,”  is considered one of the best country music songs ever. Also a standard is “White lighting.” The “Possum“ never recorded a bad song.*****Other old people we know, Judge Pat was complaining about Judge Buddie Hahn getting a front page story for jury duty. When Judge Pat served, he was made fun of for taking the $6 jury pay. We ran Judge Pat and Rosalie’s 43nrd anniversary announcement which was Aug. 31. It came out in this column as Aug. 3. We‘re

sorry, but now Pat wants his money back and we didn‘t even charge him *****Attorney Joe Alford, a West Orange boy, who has been practicing law since 1974, from time to time visits Judge Pat, trying to improve his image. .*****A few folks we know celebrating their special day. Our friend Judge Mike Abbott marks his special day Wed. Sept. 5. Best wishes.***Sheriff Keith Merritt turns 62 on Sept. 6.***Kendrick Harris will become a teenager on Sept. 7. Happy 13th Kendrick.***Gerald Leleux, Penny’s other half, celebrates Sept. 7.***Dr. Howard Williams puts another notch in the tree of life on Sept. 8.***Janet Leleux, Penny and Gerald’s daughter, makes them feel a little older on Sept. 9.***One of my sweethearts, Sharon Gearheart, turns 59 on Sept. 9. We haven’t seen her in a long time but I don’t want to go to Merritt’s jail to see her, where she’s a jailer.***Our dear friend, Millard “Billy” “Neighbor” Cox turns 88 on Sept. 9. He doesn’t step near as high as he used to. He hears better on the phone by taking his hearing aid out. He still tries to farm and sometimes he gets lucky. His main goal always is caring for Ms. Jenny. A great couple I’m proud to call friends. Have a happy birthday.***Darlene Fair will celebrate her big 60 on Sept. 10.***Come Sept. 10, Tonya Barnwell will be older. What a nice lady she is. Tonya comes from good stock. Her grandparents were Sheriff Chester and Iva Holt, her parents, Nova and Jerry Strickland. Happy birthday to all. Please see complete birthday list.*****Happy belated birthday to a nice lady, Linda Steward, who turned 61 on Sept. 1.***Ann Oliver Hall celebrated her birthday Sept. 3. Happy belated to Ann.*****Congrats to Pinehurst for another successful Labor Day picnic. Fourteen years ago, it was the brainchild of then Mayor Pete Runnels. This year, Pete is again mayor. He walked around and greeted the natives. Meanwhile, Pinehurst City Administrator Joe Parkhurst worked his butt off. Sidenotes: Longest married couple at the picnic were Lorene and Ray Camp, married 66 years. The lucky winners of two rocking chairs, given by Welch Furniture, were Marie Browning and a guy who will soon need it, Stump Weatherford. A big screen TV, donated by Orange Savings Bank, was won by Juanita Schlicher. Doug Childress and his group entertained and the Orange Blossom Dancers performed. Everyone had a great time. Around 700 attended.*****The Wednesday Lunch Bunch will dine at Robert’s this week. Last week, Phillip Welch attended as the guest of Don Shockley. Phillip has since visited us here at the office. He will be our new neighbor, doing PR work for Al and Dean Granger at Granger Chevrolet. Everyone is always welcome. Y’all come.*****A nice guy, who visited us Tuesday, is Mike King, new superintendent at BCISD. The board at Bridge City always seems to come up with a great choice to run their schools. Mike really cares and is dedicated but boy, he’s a tall drink of water. CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS Raquel Welch will be 72 on Sept. 5 and Bob Newhart, 83.***David Allen Coe will be 73 on Sept. 6;and Jeff Foxworthy will be 54.***Evan Rachel Wood will be 25 on Sept. 7; Shannon Elizabeth, 39.***Pink will be 33 on Sep. 8; David Arquette, 41 and Brooke Burke, 41.***Adam Sandler will be 46 on Sept. 9; Michael Buble, 37; Hugh Grant, 52 and Michelle Williams, 32.***Colin Firth will be 52 on Sept. 10; Guy Ritchie, 44 and Ryan Phillippe, 38.***Harry Connick, Jr. will be 45 on Sept. 11; Ludacris, 35 and Moby, 47. CAJUN STORY OF THE WEEK Otis “Fats” Comeaux took his wife, Alice, to da big dance at da Dairy Festival. “Tee-Bruce” and da Cajun Ramblers was playing da music. Slim Thibodeaux, him, was on da dance floor dancing like a pro him. Slim was break dancing, moon walking, doing the back flip and da split. “Fats” him, he was jus sitting dere tapin his finger to da music and not dancing.  His wife look at him and say, “Otis, you see dat man wat is dancing him?” “Yea, I see him me,” “Fats” answered. “Well, Otis,” said Alice, ”Twenty five years ago he propose to me him, and I turned him down.” “Fats” answer, “It looks like to me dat he’s still celebrating him.” C’EST TOUT Before I close out here I’m sure you’ll want to get my take on the RNC’s political convention. Well, I’m a political junkie. I watched it but what surprised me is how few local people did. I asked many people if they had seen Clint Eastwood’s imitation of Foster Brooks? Most had not. The most important issues to me, foreign policy, national security and education didn’t get any mention. None, except for Gov. Romney saying Russia is our number one enemy.  He went back to the Cold War. The truth is he and Ryan have no idea about our security. On the other hand, we now have one of the best foreign policy teams in my memory, Vice-president Biden, who is an expert, Sec. of State Hillary Clinton and Defense Sec. Leon Panetta. Education is our greatest future weapon and yet state after state is robbing the money from schools to balance their budgets. Cheating our young students, teachers and school administrations. The RNC didn’t mention education except to belittle teacher unions. Most of the speakers seemed to be playing their own gigs and shooting for 2016. Honestly, I watched it with an open mind and wasn’t very impressed. I was disappointed that our young dying in Afghanistan didn’t even deserve a mention. Everyone stroked themselves but no mention of our troops. Gov. Rick Perry was working the floor for 2016. You think they know something?*****The Democratic convention opened Tuesday with a knockout speech by First Lady Michelle Obama and a keynote address by San Antonio mayor Julian Castro, who was introduced by his twin brother, who is running for congress. Wednesday will be a big day. President Bill Clinton will speak but his speech will be right in the middle of the Cowboy/Giant game. Bad planning maybe but they will get a lot of play because Bill is that good. A lot of good speakers on Thursday, including President Obama. It will be a fun convention, much different than the straight lace party in Tampa. I wouldn’t miss it. You shouldn’t either. It will be great entertainment but mostly it will give you a clear choice.*****I’ve gotta go. Don’t miss reading the story about the Teal brothers who killed Ronnie Herman. An exclusive interview and story by Debby Shamber. Read us cover to cover, check us out on the web at and please shop our family of advertisers. Thanks for your time, and Happy Grandparents Day. Take care and God bless.

New Indian in Town I’m proud to announce a spanking brand-new Indian has joined the reservation at Port Neches, Class of 2030. My little grandson, Noah David Wood, was born August 21, 11:37 a.m. to Susan, Gayle and my elder daughter. Mom and son are doing fine. Dad is a wreck. Siblings are both puzzled and curious and feeling a little left out. The little guy has ten toes, ten fingers, and he is healthy. What more can you ask? We held him within two or three hours of his birth, and what surprised me most was that he was pink—a healthy pink. He wasn’t yellow with jaundice, red and wrinkled from being so scrunched up in his tiny abode of nine months, but pink and smooth. Now, all babies are precious, a gift to us from God to nurture and rear to be a decent human being. But the truth is, and if you’ll admit it, most infants fresh into this big wide world don’t look exactly like Gerber babies. Once when Bill Cosby was talking about the birth of his children, he claimed when he saw the first one, he thought his wife had given birth to a lizard. Think back. Remember? But Noah was different. I held him for about twenty or thirty minutes all swaddled in his blankets and cap. He slept the whole time while I marveled at his color. Most infants take a couple days to pink out.

His brother, Mikey, is six, heading off for kindergarten this year at Taft Elementary in Groves. Mikey takes after his Dad, Big Mike, euphemistically called such because of his height, one so lofty he has to duck to come in the door. Mikey comes to about my chest and probably scares the dickens out of ninety pounds. The Peewee football coaches love him. His older sister, Hannah, is in the sixth grade at Groves Middle School. I have a feeling Noah might take up acting or some sort of drama because for the last few weeks, he kept us all in suspense. Just like the consummate actor, he has a sense of perfect timing. Hold off until the last second to milk all the tension possible from the audience. You see, Susan had a feeling the little fella might come early, so each day for the last few weeks, we halfway expected him to put in an appearance. Day after day, he was a no-show. Day after day, we waited, holding our breaths, keeping our fingers crossed. And day after day, he just remained warm and snug. Gayle and I laughed about it. Who could blame him? What kind of sense does it make to leave a warm abode with all its security for the world outside where nobody knows what might happen in the next moment? His due date was August 15. August 15 came and went. By now, Susan

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was—how do I put it. Susan was somewhat peeved at her recalcitrant infant who was already in position. She contacted her doctor for an exam. All he could do was shrug and report the obvious. Noah was playing hard to get. Give him another day. If he hadn’t stuck his head out by then, they’d take steps to help the stubborn little squirt make up his mind. So Tuesday the 21st,at 6:30 a.m., they gave the feller a nudge. I couldn’t help imagining little Noah there, upside down, his tiny arms stuck out in a last ditch effort to hold back the inevitable. I even imagined him shouting “No, no. I don’t want to go out there.” But he did, and he is, and we’re all tickled pink that he’s out here with his family, both families. Mike’s mother and grandmother live in Beaumont. Wonderful folks. Judy, Mike’s mom, took care of Mikey while Susan and Mike were at the hospital. Noah and his big brother, Mikey, and their sister, Hannah, are lucky. On their Daddy’s side, they have a great grandmother, Marie, a remarkable woman herself who served in the U.S. Navy Waves in World War II. And they have us on the other side. Noah got a break, a special break. Unlike so many million other babies, he was born in the U.S.A., where, despite all our problems, we still live in the greatest country in the world. Unfortunately, you’ll be one of those helping straighten this out in the years to come. But that all comes later. You just sleep and eat and grow. You’re in good hands.”


Sleep tight.” Signed, Pa. Kent_Conwell



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Community Bulletin Board

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

BCCC to host Miss Bridgefield 2012 pageant Sept. 15 The Bridge City Chamber of Commerce will be hosting the Miss Bridgefield 2012 Pageant at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 15 at the Bridge City Middle School, located directly behind the Bridge City High School on Texas Avenue. This pageant is open to Bridge City and Orangefield students in the 9th through 12th grades. The deadline to enter is by 6 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 7 and applications can be picked up at the Bridge City Chamber office, located at 150 W. Roundbunch, or at the Classy Peacock, located at 2070 Texas Avenue in Bridge City. The entry fee is $45; there is an optional photogenic fee of $15. Late entries will be taken, but those interested in entering must be at the Contestants Tea, to be held at 7 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 10 at the Bridge City United Pentecostal Church, with completed applications and the entry fee. All contestants are required to be at the Contestants Tea on Monday; instructions and contestant numbers will be given. As this pageant is only open to older students, the BCCC will host a pageant for infants to 8th grade students on Oct. 27 and will be open to students in any school district. For more information, please contact the Bridge City Chamber of Commerce at 409-735-5671 or email bridgecitychamber@

American Legion to hold lunch fundraiser

OC Master Gardeners to meet Sept. 13

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.

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

Boy Scout Pack 290 to host annual round up Boy Scouts Pack 290 in Bridge City will be having their annual round up for boys in the first through fifth grade at 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 6 the Bridge City Intermediate Cafeteria.

Eagles Host Pool Tournament The Fraternal Order of Eagles will host a pool tournament Friday, Sept. 7, beginning at 8 p.m. Prize money will given to first and second place winners. Food will be available. For more information contact Sharon Bodin at 735-8662 or 735-8662.

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.

The Fraternal Order Of Eagles to host a dance The Fraternal Order of Eagles will host a dance from 8 p.m. to midnight on Saturday, Sept. 8 featuring TEX-LA COUNTRY COUSINS (Ralph Richardson, Junior Benoit, Ora Rubre, Lennie Benoit, Charlie Hartman and J. Dale Sonnier). The FOE is located at 803 N. 28th St., Orange, Texas. The entry fee is $6 per person and $10 per couple. The entry fee includes a chance to win a door prize of a $10 gift certificate for Red’s Liquor. For more information contact Sharon Bodin at 719-7794 or 735-8662, or The Eagles Tuesday thru Saturday from 4 p.m. till midnight at 886-7381.

OC Retired Teachers to meet Sept. 10 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.

Lutcher Stark Classes 48-52 to host reunion



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

2111 W. Park Ave. Orange, TX 77630 409.670.9113 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 15, 2012 (9:00am – noon) Children’s Garden Fall Planting - Children 12 years of age and under are needed to help plant the fall garden in the Children’s Garden. On September 15, we will be planting a new crop for the fall season, and we need you and your children’s help. Participating children will receive a free plant to take home and watch grow. Open Tuesday through Saturday, 9am - 5pm, Sunday, noon - 5pm. Admission varies.

The Lutcher Stark High School Classes of 48,49,50,51,52 are combining for high school reunion to be held on Oct. 5-6. Letters mailed the first week in September. If you have not received a letter, please contact Josephine Crew at 409-886-1628 or by email at

The Orangefield Cormier Museum will be open Saturday, Sept. 15 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. The museum is located next the Orangefield High School gym.

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 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.

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Eagles to host free computer class

The Fraternal Order of Eagles, located at 803 N. 28th St, Orange, Texas is offering free beginner computer classes. The first class will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m on Wednesday, Sept. 19 at the Eagles. The class is limited to 12 attendees. Attendees must furnish their own laptop computer. For more information contact Sharon Bodin at 735-8662 or 719-7793 or Carolyn Griffith at 792-9094 or (281)413-7599.


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610 W. Main Ave. Orange, TX 77630 409.883.0871 On display through September 22, 2012 Explore Art: Materials and Methods Revealed in The W.H. Stark House - Visitors are invited to the adjacent Carriage House for an exhibit featuring cut glass and sterling silver from the Stark House collection, including art that has never been on display to the public. This exhibit is being held in conjunction with Explore Art at Stark Museum of Art. Open Tuesday through Saturday, 10am - 3pm. Admission varies and is limited to individuals 10 years and older. 707 Main Ave. Orange, TX 77630 409.886.5535 Sunday, September 30, 2012 (2:00pm and 5:30pm) The Man Who Planted Trees - A multi-sensory puppet show about a shepherd who plants a forest, acorn by acorn, showing the difference one man (and his dog!) can make to the world. Sunday, October 7, 2012 (7:30pm) Cirque Chinois - Behold the international award-winning acrobats of the National Circus of the People’s Republic of China. Friday, November 16, 2012 (7:00pm) Clifford the Big Red Dog Live! - Celebrate the beloved Big Red Dog’s 50th anniversary brought to life on stage in this all new musical. Open Monday through Friday, 8:30am - 4:30pm. Call 409.886.5535 or visit for tickets.

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Deaths and Memorials H. Dale Thompson Sr. Orange Hammon Dale Thompson, Sr., 84, died on Aug. 31, 2012, at Baptist Hospital in Beaumont, after a short illness. All of his children and remaining brother were at his side when he passed. Dale will be remembered by his many friends, which was anyone he ever met. Services are scheduled at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange at 10 a.m. on Wednesday morning, Sept. 5. Officiating will be Dr. Bob Webb of Trinity Baptist Church in Orange. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Orange with Military Honors. Dale was born in Idalou, Texas, on Aug. 27, 1928 to Hamman Watson Thompson and Ruby Isabelle Isom. Dale moved to Orange with his family in 1942. He graduated from Lutcher Stark High School in 1946. After school, he worked at American Bridge as a Boilermaker and still holds his card. When E.I. duPont opened at Sabine River Works, Dale began as a process operator and worked there approximately 33 years. After a short while at DuPont, he was drafted by the Marine Corps and served two-years active duty in the Korean Conflict and four-years in the reserves. He always said there were no exMarines, only former ones. He married Jacqueline “Jackie” Stephens in 1950 and had two boys: Hammon Dale Jr. and Stephen Wayne and one “Precious Darling” Cynthia Ann (Cyndi). Dale was very active in both the Cub and Boy Scouts and took pride in every child he mentored. Several Eagle Scouts were awarded under his leadership, including many prominent local leaders. Dale was a Little League coach and board member, member of the American Legion and a former member of the First Baptist Church. Dale was a charter member of the Trinity Baptist Church. Later in his life, Dale went into the car business, which was one of his many passions. Dale is preceded in death by his parents, wife, brother Jack and his brother-in-law Robert Frensley. Dale is survived by his two sons, Hammon Dale and wife Glenda, Stephen Wayne and wife Cynthia and his daughter Cyndi and husband Jack Tindel Jr. Also surviving are his brother Fred Thompson and wife Darleen, sister-in-law Darlene Thompson and sister-in-law Gerry Frensley; five grandchildren, Wesley Dale, Lacy, Kimberly, Taylor, Jack III, and many nieces and nephews. Serving as Pallbearers will be Jack Tindel III, Taylor Thompson, Wesley Dale Thompson, Ricky Dale Thompson, Tommy Lee Thompson, Bennie Bates, Kelley Winsor and Shannon Scott. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Trinity Baptist Church at P.O. Box 67, Orange, Tx. 77631.

Gerald Vernon Newton Orange Gerald Vernon Newton, 73, of the Forest Heights area of Orange, passed away at his dau ghte r’s home Sunday, Sept. 2, 2012 after a struggle with illness. Services to honor Mr. Newton’s life will be at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 6 in the Chapel of Dorman Funeral Home in Orange with the Rev. Doug Bray, officiating. Military Honors and Interment will follow services in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens near Bridge City where he will be laid to rest next to his wife. A gathering of family and friends will be from 5 to 9 pm. Wednesday at the funeral home. Born on Sept. 19, 1938 in Ottawa, Ill. to his parents, William Howard Newton and Dora Avo (Conley) Newton, he had lived in the Orange area since 1976 and he retired in 1993 as a process operator from the Gulf Oil Re-

finery from the Cumene Unit in Port Arthur. Mr. Newton spent 20 years serving in the United States Navy where he served aboard the U. S. S. Sarsfield. Mr. Newton was very patriotic, he maintained a newsletter among the men he served on the ship with, he enjoyed listening to conservative talk radio, going fishing, woodworking, he enjoyed eating Blue Bell Ice Cream, he kept in touch with the outside world by way of his computer and he enjoyed listening to the Cajun Jamboree every Sunday morning on KLVI in Beaumont. He was also helpful and assisted in the planning on the project with the U. S. S. Orleck. Preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 46 years, Patricia Newton and his favorite cousin, Max Conley. Those who will most cherish his memory are his daughters, Katherine Flanigan and husband, Allen of Orange and Cheryl Riley and husband, Wayne of Groves; his son, Michael Newton and wife, Sallie of Skiatook, Okla.; his sister, Sharon Tilden and husband, Edward of Winchester, Kan.; grandchildren, Samantha Baker and husband, Dwiatt, Bridget Blakeney and husband, Kyle, Tanner Potter, Kaylee Dean, Karson Dean, Keaton Dean, Marissa Newton and Madison Newton; great grandchildren, Abagail Blakeney and a great grandson on the way whom he called Speck. Honoring Mr. Newton as pallbearers are Michael Newton, Wayne Riley, Allen Flanigan, Tanner Potter, Dwiatt Baker, Kyle Blakeney, and Ronald Tilden. Honorary pallbearers are Ed Tilden, Jerry Todd, Manny Sylvia and Gene Oxford. Mr. Newton’s family wishes to thank the nurses and staff of River City Hospice and also to his caregivers, Vanecia Thibodeaux and Velma Hopkins. Condolences may be sent to the family at

Janet Cristopher Orange Janet Cristopher, 93, of Orange, died Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012, at The Meadows in Orange. G r ave s i d e services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 5, at Orange Forest Lawn Cemetery with Pastor Ted Stone officiating. Born in Culleoka, Texas, on Aug. 29, 1919, Janet was the daughter of Adam and Susie (Judd) Andrews. Everyone knew Janet as “The Salad Lady” at Spanky’s. Janet is survived by her daughter, Barbara Lemoine of Orange; grandchildren, Freddie, Mark, Mike, Nick and Janet Lemoine; thirteen great-grandchildren; and three great-greatgrandchildren.

ange; sons, Hal David Force and wife Jodee Jongeward Force of Wasilla, Alaska, and Paul Henry Force of Willow, Alaska; daughters, Gayle Force Culp and husband T. Patrick Culp of West Orange, and Anita Force Hansen and husband Reidar Hansen of Littleton, Colo.; grandchildren, Jacob and Zachary Force, Erika Mouser, and Amy Force Garrett; great grandchildren, Mac Mouser and Riley Mouser. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Southeast Texas Hospice at 912 West Cherry Ave. Orange, Texas 77630.

Christine E. DeRouen Bridge City Christine E. DeRouen, 91, of Bridge City, passed away Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012, at her home. A Mass of Christian Burial was held Tuesday, Sept. 4, at St. Henry Catholic Church in Bridge City with Father Steve Leger officiating. Burial followed at Memory Gardens in Nederland. Born in Fenton, La., on Dec. 25, 1920, Christine was the daughter of Fred and Eva (Augustine) Hoppe. Christine’s love of her family was her life. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Wilfred Lee DeRouen; grandson, Jody DeRouen; brother, Carl Hoppe; sister, Lela Clemmons; and daughters-in-law, Marie and Barbara DeRouen. Christine is survived by her sons, Terry DeRouen of Nederland and Michael DeRouen and his wife Dianne of Bridge City; grandchildren, Kevin DeRouen, Bryan DeRouen, Kim Yearwood; step-grandchildren, Eric Dufrene, Andrea Rueter, and Summer Jenkins; seven greatgrandchildren; 12 step greatgrandchildren; one great-greatgrandson; and sister, Vivian Driggers of Lake Charles, La. Bryan DeRouen, Kevin DeRouen, Keaton Alexander, Glyn Foreman, Alton Terro, Seth Sebastian, and Eric Dufrene served as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Ashton DeRouen and Austin Dufrene. The family would like to thank the staff at Odyssey Hospice, especially Christine’s special caregiver, Carrie Williams, her nurse, Wade Wright, and her social worker, Brandi Love.

Myrtle Francis Blackmon Sherrill Orange Myrtle Francis Blackmon Sherrill, 80, of Orange died We d n e s d a y, Aug. 29, 2012, at The Meadows Nursing Rehabilitation in Orange. Funeral Services were held Sunday, Sept. 2, at Claybar Funeral Home Chapel in Orange with the Rev. Damon Bickham of First Baptist Church Deweyville officiating. Burial followed at Evergreen Cemetery in Orange. Born in Tatum, Texas on May 8, 1932, Myrtle was the daughter of Barnie and Ocie (Shepherd) Blackmon. She graduated from Stark High School and worked at Wal-Mart and Delta Downs. She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Sherrill; brother, Barnie Owen; and sisters, Lillian Parkhurst, Willie Tando, Dorothy Zappa and Virginia Johnson. She is survived by her sons, Richard M. Sherrill Jr. of Lake

prior to the services. Born on April 16, 1941 in Orange to her parents, William H. Hill and Mary Katherine (Noud) Hill, she was a longtime resident of Deweyville and she worked as a sales clerk for many stores in the area most recently for WalMart and H.E.B. both in Orange. Ginger will be remembered as a hard working lady, who made many friends and enjoyed spending time with her family. Ginger is preceded in death by her parents and her daughter, Robin Rene Wilson. Those who will most cherish her memory are her son, James Hall and wife, Jennifer of Mauriceville; her daughter, Chanda Foreman of Orange; her sisters, Dixie Gardner of Little Cypress and Barbara Hill of Orange; her brother, Jimmy Hill and wife, Sue of Gilmer, Texas; her grandchildren, Devon Lestage, Stacie McMullen-Warren, Sarah McMullen, Stephanie McMullen and Katelyn Hall. Ginger is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and extended family. Condolences may be sent to the family at

Ginger Katherine Hall Orange Ginger Katherine Hall, 71, of Orange, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012 at her son’s home near Mauriceville. Services to remember her life were held Saturday, Sept. 1, in the Chapel of Dorman Funeral Home in Orange with the Rev. Jeff Bell, officiating. Cremation was held

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Marguerite Agnes Force Orange Marguerite Agnes Force, 84, of Orange, died Friday, Aug. 31, 2012, at her home surrounded by her loving family. A Mass of Christian Burial was held Tuesday, Sept. 4, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Orange with Monsignor William Manger officiating. Entombment followed at St. Mary Cemetery in Orange. Born in Labadieville, La., on Sept. 17, 1927, Marguerite was the daughter of Cletus L. and Claire (Davine) Oncale. She was a dedicated member of St. Mary Catholic Church for many years where she was involved in various ministries, including the St. Mary’s Funeral Choir and Altar Society. Marguerite was also active in numerous community social groups with her husband Harold. She was a registered nurse at Orange Memorial before starting her family, to whom she was most devoted. She was preceded in death by her parents; grandson, Leif Hansen; two sisters and one brother. Marguerite is survived by her loving husband of 64 years, William “Harold” Force of West Or-

Charles, Louisiana, Greg L. Sherrill and wife, Deana of Orange, William R. Sherrill of Mauriceville, Stuart A. Sherrill and wife, Pamela of Mauriceville, Patrick B. Sherrill and wife Patricia of Hopewell, Va. and Brent E. Sherrill of Orange. She is also survived by her fifteen grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; sister, Ruby Guillot of Orange; brothers, Jimmie Blackmon of Canton, George Blackmon of Tyler and Billy Blackmon of Tyler; brother-in-law, David A. Sherrill and wife, Cheryl of Vidor; and numerous nieces and nephews.

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Decorating ideas to transform your home for Fall

(StatePoint) Now is the time to plan and decorate your home for fall. This autumn, consider trying your hand at do-it-yourself home projects that add seasonal warmth and color to the home -- while creating fun for your whole family. “A great way to add excitement to seasonal décor for fall is with timely crafting projects with a theme or consistent color scheme,” said Nicole Long, manager of inspiration at Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores. “This year, accenting traditional autumn colors like orange and brown with teals and purples can visually transform your home and will also liven up any seasonal party.” If you’re having trouble getting inspired, here’s an ideal project for teens and adults from the experts at Jo-Ann: Paisley Floor Pillows (Approximate crafting time: 2 1/2 hours) Supplies and Tools (for one pillow):

• 2 yards corduroy • 1/2 yard corduroy in contrasting color • 9”x12” felt squares, two each in coordinating colors • One package glitter buttons • Approx. 1 3/4 lbs. polyester fiberfill • Sewing machine • Basic sewing supplies • White glue Directions: (Note: 1/2” seam allowance throughout) 1. Cut one strip main color corduroy 6”x72”. 2. Cut two large paisley shapes of same corduroy. 3. Cut one small paisley shape of contrasting corduroy. 4. Glue or sew small paisley on one main color paisley for top. 5. Embellish top with felt shapes of choice and buttons. Sew or glue in place. 6. Sew the 6” edge of the long strip to make a large circle, leaving 1/2” open at top and bottom. 7. Place seam of strip at the

point of the paisley top and sew all around. 8. Repeat with bottom, leaving a 6” opening for turning. 9. Turn and stuff. 10. Slip stitch opening closed. And there’s no better way to celebrate a new season than with a party that not only brings friends together, but inspires with something beautiful that you and your family created to decorate your home. In addition to seasonal thematic decorations, now’s the time to also break out some fall fare, like corn bread, pumpkin pie and apple cider, and play music at home that evokes autumn. Timely project ideas, such as embroidered cup sleeves and a paisley peacock cake, are available online at Letting your home’s décor change with the seasons doesn’t need to stress you out. Make it fun by doing it yourself!

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Here it is back to school once again. My, how the summer has seemed to just fly by for me this year. Do you have children you need to cook for in the morning? Well this week I have the pleasure of babysitting my don’s children while he and his wife go off on an exciting trip together. So today I will be giving you this recipe that you can bake ahead of time and serve up these wonderful bacon and egg muffins for the kids to eat before they head off to school or maybe you have to rush off to work. These savory cornmeal muffins have scrambled eggs, cheddar cheese, and bacon strips baked right into them. To ensure tender muffins, no worry about getting all the lumps out! Stir only till combined, but not completely smooth. Happy eating! 4 slices bacon, cut in thirds 5 eggs 1 cup all-purpose flour ½ cup yellow cornmeal 2 Tbsp. sugar 2½ tsp. baking powder 1 cup milk ¼ cup of vegetable oil or butter, melted ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese Maple or cane syrup (optional) 1. Preheat oven to 400 degree oven. In large skillet cook

bacon just until it begins to crisp. Drain and reserve drippings. Return 2 tsp. drippings to skillet. For scrambled eggs. In small bowl beat three of the eggs, two tablespoons of water, and a dash each of salt and pepper. Cook eggs in hot skillet over medium heat without stirring until eggs begin to set on bottom and around edges. With a spatula, lift and fold for uncooked portion to flow underneath. Cook until set but still moist. Transfer to bowl, set aside. 2. Brush twelve 2 ½ -inch muffin cups with some remaining bacon drippings. In medium bowl stir together flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder, and ½ tsp. salt. Combine milk, oil, and remaining

two eggs in bowl. Stir into flour mixture. Fold in scrambled eggs and cheese. Spoon into muffin cups. (cups will be full). 3. Place one bacon piece on each muffin. Bake 15 to 17 minutes or until light brown and a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool slightly in pan on rack. Run a table knife around edges of muffins to loosen; remove from pans. Serve with syrup if desired. Makes 12 servings. 202 cal. 12 g fat No-stick flavor boost Use bacon drippings to grease the muffin cups and add flavor. Dip a pastry brush in the drippings and brush on the bottom and sides of each cup.

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painkillers to get back into action before you’re healed could worsen your original injury and lead to a chronic condition. Treat the cause of pain, not the symptom. Chiropractic physicians can treat many injuries and enable healing to occur—without drugs or surgery. • Outfit your feet: Think function when shopping for shoes used for exercise and walking long distances. The wrong shoes or worn-out shoes can cause pain throughout the body. A doctor of chiropractic can help you determine your arch type, match it to your gait and advise you on the best footwear. • Eat right: Even a few simple changes in diet can have a positive impact on your health. Limit red meat and excessive quantities of sugar and salt. Eat plenty of fruits, vegetables, nuts and whole grains. Consider consulting a health care professional to determine what supplements are right for you.  • Recharge: If you feel fatigued often, get more sleep. Instead of revitalizing with soft drinks or coffee, try a glass of pomegranate juice and a brisk walk. Have your B12 and iron levels checked at least once a year for deficiencies. Lean meats, nuts, legumes and green leafy vegetables can help put some pep in your step. • Get the right stuff: From baby slings to telephones, small consumer choices can have a big impact on your well-being. Shop for products designed with the comfort of your neck and back in mind. If your job is causing you pain, talk to your employer about replacing your equipment with ergonomic models. For more health tips, or to find a chiropractic physician near you, visit There’s no need to live on life’s sidelines. With a few key changes, you can feel and perform your best.

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Announcements Guidrys celebrate 60th anniversary

Congratulations to John and Joyce Guildry for celebrating 60 years together. They were united in marriage on Aug. 30, 1952 in Kaplan, La. John retired from Star Enterprise with 42 years of service in 1993, Joyce retired in 1994 with over 25 years in the real estate business. The couple have four daughters, Debbie (and Alan) Johansson, DaWanna (and Todd) Landry of Bridge City, Jackie (and Ricky) Addison of Gonzales La., Cassey (and Tommy) Polk of Bridge City. They have nine grandchildren and are enjoying life with seven great grandchildren.

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Campbell weds Goodwin

Kacy Campbell became the bride of Bradley Goodwin, on Saturday August 11 at 5 pm., at Chateau de’ Bon Reve Castle in Sulphur, La. The bride is the daughter of the late Jeff Campbell and Rhonda Thompson of Bridge City. The groom is the son of Christi McNamara of Orange and Jeff Goodwin of La Grange, Ill. Attending the bride as Maid of Honor was Jennifer Longmire. Bridesmaids were: Kimberly Campbell, Chassidy Wolfford, Danielle Clopton, Windy Bob and Dina Harrison. Derek Bradley served as best man. Groomsmen were Kory Campbell, Chase McNamara, Trey Bradley, Jonathan Savoy and Heath Bradley. Brooks Tally and Ryan Theriot served as ushers. Rylan Krummel served as ring bearer, and Rayleigh Thompson was the flower girl. O’Ryann Taylor passed out programs. The couple took a honeymoon cruise to Cozumel. They will reside in Little Cypress, Texas.

Ballards to celebrate 50th anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. Verlin and Norma Ballard will be celebrating their 50th anniversary, with family and friends, on Saturday Sept. 8, 2012 at the Mauricevillle park next to the fire station. Food and drinks will be served. The party will be from 1 to 5 p.m.

Little Cypress Intermediate Principal, Julia Dickerson (left) and LCMCISD Superintendent Dr. Pauline Hargrove (right) congratulate Sommer Reynolds on her selection as Region V Teacher of the Year.

During a staff luncheon on Thursday, August 23, Dr. Pauline Hargrove, Superintendent of Little Cypress-Mauriceville CISD, surprised Little Cypress Intermediate’s Sommer Reynolds with the news that she was selected as the Region V Education Service Center’s Elementary Teacher of the Year. Reynolds is a fifth grade teacher who was named as the LCM Elemen-

tary Teacher of the Year in May. Her name and application, along with those of LCM’s Secondary Teacher of the Year, Ronda Sunderland, were sent to Region V to be judged against other Teachers of the Year from the southeast Texas area served by Region V. Her application will now be submitted to the State for consideration in the Statewide contest.

David Self Ford to honor cancer survivors David Self Ford in Orange will be celebrating and honoring all cancer survivors on Monday, Oct. 1 at 8 a.m. with ‘Get In2 The Cause’. Ford Warriors wishing to get their Pink on should RSVP to Brandy Slaughter at 409-883-3581 or by email at

Boy Scouts Troop 62 to host annual flag fundraiser The Boy Scouts of Troop 62 is now accepting subscriptions for commemorative flag displays in and around North Orange (near Hwy. 87 and Meeks Drive) between IH-10 and South Teal Road. The 3’ by 5’ flags will be displayed on the five flag days of the year (Memorial Day, Flag Day, Fourth of July, Patriots Day [9/11] and Veterans Day). The flags will be displayed no later than 9 a.m. on the commemorative day, picked up before dusk and stored until the next flag day. An initial $75 tax deductible donation ($50 for renewals) is required. Money orders and checks must be received 14 days prior to posting day in order to ensure timely service. All proceeds go to support Scout activities and programs throughout the year. For subscriptions, contact Bubba Plexico, Troop 62 Scoutmaster, at 214-770-0568; or Chris Wright, Troop 62 Fundraising Chair, at 409-882-9972. Call for your appointment today! 1403 GREEN AVE., ORANGE TX • (409)883-4253

Obituaries cont. from 7A Willie “Billie” Franklin Vincent Orange Willie “Billie” Franklin Vincent, 86, of Orange, died Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012, in Beaumont. Funeral services were held Saturday, Sept. 1, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange with Dr. Dwane Kelley, of First Baptist Church in Sour Lake, and the Rev. David Turner of Little Cypress Baptist Church, officiating. Burial followed at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens near Bridge City. Born in Kelley, La., on Aug. 21, 1926, Billie was the daughter of J. Edgar Franklin and Ethel (Valentine) Franklin. She worked as a receptionist at Dr. Rice’s office, and she was Orange Police Department’s first Meter Maid. She was a member of the VFW Auxiliary and the Old Timers Pipefitters. She was preceded in death by her husband, R.A. Vincent; brothers, R.T. Franklin and H.C.

Franklin; and sister, Ava Carraway. Billie is survived by her daughters, Martha Vincent Gault and husband Joe of Sour Lake, Teresa Wilhite and husband Buddy of Orange; grandchildren, Chade Henry, Shawn Henry, and Heather Wilhite Green; and greatgrandchildren, Julianne Henry, Skylar Henry, Chloe Henry, Sophie Henry, Kaitlynne West, and Callissa West. She is also survived by her brothers, M.E. Franklin and Sherrill M. Franklin; sister-in-law, Mae Franklin; numerous nieces and nephews; and adopted daughter, Shari Barnwell. Chade Henry, Shawn Henry, Cody Green, Kenneth Franklin, James Barnwell and Eddie Shaw served as pallbearers. Honorary Pallbearers were Buddy Wilhite, Joe Gault, Melvin Franklin and Sherrill Franklin. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice.


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We’re already in week two, and Coach Cris Stump has a problem on his hands this Friday. After starting off the season with a loss last week (35-12) when his team faced the Newton Eagles, At 7 p..m. on Sep-

tember 7 the Bridge City Cardinals will host Vidor. If you got a chance to see the what the Pirates did to Santa Fe, you know Coach Stump has plenty of reasons to be concerned. Last Friday, the Pirates tore the Santa Fe Indians apart. The offense dominated on the ground, rushing for 381 yards collectively. Justin

Moore lead the way running, accounting for 142 yards in ten attempts by himself. The Pirates had three other running backs with 50+ yards, and you can bet Coach Jeff Matthews plans on bringing more of that pain when they come to town. The Cardinals are going to need to BRIDGE CITY PAGE 6B

Orangefield Head Coach Josh Smalley greets the Bobcats as the defense returns to sideline after stopping East Chambers. Jerrod Watkins is seen with Coach Smalley. RECORD PHOTO: Mark Dunn

The West Orange-Stark Mustangs prevailed over the Little Cypress Mauriceville Bears to capture the 2012 Orange Bowl. RECORD PHOTO: Ty Manuel


Orangefield running back Tyran Como rambles for yardage against East Chambers. Como racked up 119 yards on 18 carries and scored a touchdown in the 36-28 loss to the Buckanneers. The BObcat offense churned out 407 yards in the contest. RECORD PHOTO: Mark Dunn

Taking home the Rotary Club’s Orange Bowl trophy this past Friday night, the Mustangs shut out the LC-M Bears, 18-0, and retained the coveted trophy for the seventh time. Although the two teams haven’t faced each other in a game since,

2009, it was a typical match-up with both teams fighting tooth and nail for the win. “We played hard four quarters,” head coach Cornel Thompson said. “We stayed after them on defense and Coach (Ed) Dyer executed his offensive plan well. We had some missed tackles on defense and some missed opportunities on offense which are part of a typical first

game.” The Chain Gang defense, who could’ve been named the Love Bugs on Friday night, because they were everywhere, held LC-M to seven first downs and only 121 yards of total offense. They also shut down Bear running back Alex Sezar, only allowing him 37 yards on 15 carries. WOS MUSTANGS PAGE 3B


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Bridge City Head Coach Cris Stump gather together the Cardinals after falling to state ranked Newton 35-12. This week Bridge City takes on Class 4A Vidor Pirates. RECORD PHOTO: Debby Schamber

Orangefield Bobcat Levi Shores breaks up a pass on a near interception against East Chambers. RECORD PHOTO: Mark Dunn

WO-S Mustang Colin Janice hits LCM Bear quarterback Caleb Harley in the end zone for a safety in the Orange Bowl. RECORD PHOTO: Meri Elen Jacobs

LCM Bear running back Alex Sezer goes head to head with Mustang Chain Gang wrecking ball Collin Janice. RECORD PHOTO: Ty Manuel

College Natural Resource Scholarships deadline Sept. 30 The Texas Wildlife Association Foundation (TWAF) and the San Antonio Livestock Exposition, Inc. (SALE) have joined forces to offer five $10,000 Natural Resource-Excellence in Education Scholarships in the fall of 2011. The scholarships will be awarded to five freshmen at Texas universities who are majoring in natural resource related field such as agricultural science, wildlife science, forestry, range science, or similar majors. Completed applications must be postmarked by Sept. 30, 2012, and are available at This is the sixth time that TWAF and SALE have teamed up to offer scholarships to future natural resource professionals. To date, $210,000 in scholarships have been awarded through this partnership. To be eligible for the scholarship, a student must be: • A Texas resident; • A graduate of a Texas high school; • Enrolled in a Texas accredited college or university with a natural resource/agricultural degree program; • Classified as a “Freshman” or in first year after high school in the accredited program; • Majoring in a natural resource related field such as agricultural science, wildlife science, forestry, range science, etc.; • A citizen of the United States and provide a valid social security number if chosen Students must also maintain 12 hours per semester and a minimum 2.0 GPA per semester and 2.5 cumulative GPA. Scholarships are awarded based on overall quality and on essay responses to a series of natural resource questions.

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Kaz’s Fearless Football Forecast Upcoming Games This Week WEST ORANGE-STARK over PORT NECHES-GROVES The Mustangs’ vaunted Chain-Gang defense pitched a zero in their season’s lid-lifter against another District 20-4A member last week. The Indians have plenty of returning players from last year’s successful team, but so does the ‘Stangs. Despite the fact the game will be at the Indians’ Reservation, the Mustangs historically always find a way to beat PNG.

SILSBEE over LITTLE CYPRESS-MAURICEVILLE The Battlin’ Bears must find some offensive punch if they expect to compete against some of the area’s more successful high school football teams. Besides, the Tigers are riled up about losing a heart-breaking one-point decision to PNG last week and will make the Bears pay.

VIDOR over BRIDGE CITY The Cards had a very difficult time against a powerful Class 2A team last week at Newton and things should be twice as tough hosting another team picked to reach the state playoffs, this time in Class 4A. The Pirates already look in mid-season form and will be difficult to contend with.

JASPER over ORANGEFIELD This will be another road game against a team expected to reach the state playoffs in a couple of months. However, playing these tough teams before the district schedule begins will be very beneficial to the Bobcats a few weeks from now. And there’s no guarantee the Bulldogs aren’t susceptible to Ol’ Man Upset.

DEWEYVILLE over EVADALE The Pirates are coming off a big win against a team they should have won big against. But these Rebels will present a much more formidable opponent who lost last week and is bound and determined to even their record at the expense of the Pirates.

ORANGE COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN over HOUSTON EMERY WEINER Don’t know much about the Lions’ opponent on Saturday night in Houston, but they should come through in a high-scoring game. LAMAR over PRAIRIE VIEW A&M—The Cards didn’t do zilch in their first contest against a Division I team since bringing football back last year. But their offense that was stymied by the Ragin’ Cajuns should break loose this week in the Big Red’s home opener.

MCNEESE STATE over MCMURRY The Cowboys surprised many last week with their 27-21 victory over Division I Middle Tennessee State. The roll should continue big-time Saturday in their home opener at Cowboy Stadium in Lake Charles. HIGH SCHOOL—Kirbyville over Buna, Anahuac over Hamshire-Fannett, Splendora over Hardin-Jefferson, Beaumont West Brook over Beaumont Central, Port Arthur Memorial over Beaumont Ozen, Barbers Hill over Lumberton, Nederland over Goose Creek Memorial, Beaumont Legacy over The Village, Tarkington over Hardin, Kountze over Hull-Daisetta, Newton over Liberty, Shepherd over Woodville, West Hardin over Sabine Pass, High Island over Alvin Christian, Humble over Channelview, La Porte over South Houston, Pearland over Kempner, Crosby over Willis, Dayton over Livingston, Cleveland over Madisonville, Coldspring over Navasota, Huffman over Houston Worthing, La Marque over Texas City. COLLEGE—Cincinnati over Pittsburgh (Thurs,) Utah over Utah State (Fri.), Central Arkansas over Murray State, Nicholls State over South Alabama, Northwestern State over ArkansasMonticello, Sam Houston State over Incarnate Word, South Dakota State over Southeastern Louisiana, SMU over Stephen F. Austin, Texas Tech over Texas State, UT-San Antonio over Texas A&M-Commerce, Texas over New Mexico, Florida over Texas A&M, Miami over Kansas State, Kansas over Rice, Oklahoma over Florida A&M, Oklahoma State over Arizona, Florida International over Akron, Alabama over Western Kentucky, Illinois over Arizona State, Arkansas over Louisiana-Monroe, Memphis over Arkansas State, San Diego State over Army, Auburn over Mississippi State, Clemson over Ball State, Boston College over Maine, Bowling Green over Idaho, Brigham Young over Weber State, Buffalo over Morgan State, California over Southern Utah, Ohio State over Central Florida, Michigan State over Central Michigan, Colorado over Sacramento State, Colorado State over North Dakota State, North Carolina State over Connecticut, Stanford over Duke, South Carolina over East Carolina, Eastern Michigan over Illinois State, Middle Tennessee over Florida Atlantic, Florida State over Savannah State, Oregon over Fresno State, Georgia over Missouri, Georgia Tech over Presbyterian, Louisiana Tech over Houston, Indiana over Massachusetts, Iowa over Iowa State, Kentucky over Kent State, Troy over Louisiana-Lafayette, LSU over Washington, Louisville over Missouri State, Marshall over Western Carolina, Maryland over Temple, Miami, O. over Southern Illinois, Minnesota over New Hampshire, Ole Miss over UTEP, Ohio over New Mexico State, Wisconsin over Oregon State, Virginia over Penn State, Notre Dame over Purdue, Rutgers over Howard, Nebraska over UCLA, Nevada over South Florida, North Carolina over Wake Forest, North Texas over Texas Southern, Northern Illinois over Tennessee-Martin, Northwestern over Vanderbilt, San Jose State over UC-Davis, USC over Syracuse, Tennessee over Georgia State, Wyoming over Toledo, Tulsa over Tulane, UNLV over Northern Arizona, Virginia Tech over Austin Peay, Washington State over Eastern Washington, Western Michigan over Eastern Illinois. PRO PICKS—New York Giants over Dallas (Wed.), Houston over Miami, Chicago over Indianapolis, Philadelphia over Cleveland, Detroit over St. Louis, Atlanta over Kansas City, Minnesota over Jacksonville, New Orleans over Washington, NY Jets over Buffalo, New England over Tennessee, Seattle over Arizona, Green Bay over San Francisco, Carolina over Tampa Bay, Denver over Pittsburgh, Baltimore over Cincinnati and San Diego over Oakland (both Monday Night).

WOS Mustangs take Orange Bowl The Mustangs started the scoring off on their first offensive possession when senior Quentin Tezeno took LC-M’s first punt 35 yards for excellent field position. Three plays later, running back Ar’Tevin McDonald took the handoff and sprinted 25 yards up the middle to put six points on the board. Kicker Rodickson Cano hit his first PAT of the season to put the Mustangs on top, 7-0. The next punt return, who went to J’Marcus Rhodes was returned 20 yards to set up the next touchdown. Quarterback Jimmy Salter hit tailback John Scott from 17 yards out to put six more on the board. After the PAT sailed wide left, the Mustangs were still up 13-0 to end the first quarter. WO-S upped the score to 16-0 in the second quarter when Cano hit a 23-yard field goal. The last score came in the fourth quarter after the LC-M defense held the Mustangs on fourth down and the ball went over the Bears inches from the goal. On third down, WO-S defensive end Colin Janice flew untouched to Bear quarterback Caleb Harley, knocking him down in the endzone for two points. Although the Mustangs never hit paydirt again, the 18-0 score was enough to retain the Orange Bowl trophy and the bragging rights for another year. “We got into the red zone three times but were only able to score twice,” Thompson said. “We are going to have to be proficient in that area and

A.J. Smith and receivers Logan Chipman and Jeremiah Rose. Smith, who is a 6’5 senior, completed 17 passes of 33 for 168 yards and a touchdown while Rose hauled in 5 passes for 46 yards and scored from four yards out. Although the ninth grade

be able to score when we get that close. We are looking for improvement from the first week to the second which is usually when a team shows the most growth.” The Mustangs will head into hostile territory this Friday night when they will take on the Port Neches-Groves Indians at the Reservation at 7:30 p.m. “These kids have never been in this situation before,” Thompson said. “It is hard to win at Port Neches and we will do everything that we can to prepare them for the atmosphere that they have never experienced before.” The Port Neches-Groves Indians are coming off of a 21-20 win over the Silsbee Tigers. After being up 21-6, the Indians were forced to depend on their defense in the last 38 seconds of the game after Silsbee pulled to within one point and went for the two-point conversion. The Indians defense tightened up and knocked down the pass to the corner to insure the win. “The Indians will play hard for 48 minutes. You can guarantee that,” Thompson said. “It’s a tough place to get a victory but I know we are capable. They just have long time traditions, winning the state championships in the 70’s and playing in the play-offs many times. Many of the players’ fathers and grandfathers played for PN-G and they will play hard.” Key players for the Indians are left-handed quarterback


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• The Record • Week of Wednesday, September 5, 2012

NFL season begins for real today KAZ’S KORNER JOE KAZMAR FOR THE RECORD

Now that all 32 National Football League teams made their final cuts to 53 players on each roster, the regular season is about to begin tonight (Wed.) with our Dallas Cowboys meeting the World Champion New York Giants on national TV at The Meadowlands. Jerry Jones has not been nearly as vocal this summer about his team being a prime candidate for making it all the way to the Super Bowl like in previous years, but there certainly is a lot of that kind of optimism coming from the Bayou City about the success the Houston Texans are expected to enjoy this season. However, the key to the Texans’ success this season is the avoidance of injuries to key personnel which somewhat hampered them in the latter part of last season. Quarterback Matt Schaub and his backup Matt Leinart both went down with seasonending injuries forcing Head Coach Gary Kubiak to depend on untested rookie T. J. Yates to carry the load, which he did. All-Pro wide receiver Andre Johnson missed more games than he played because of a couple of aggravating injuries. And Super Mario Williams tore a pectoral muscle early in the season and spent the remainder of the schedule on injured reserve. However, rookie J.J. Watt filled in so adequately for him, the Texans weren’t that upset when Williams opted to sign with Buffalo and didn’t even try to match the ton of money the Bills offered him. On paper, before the grueling 16-game season begins, the Houston Texans look like a very solid franchise, deep with talent at every position. The Texans had to waive a passel of good talent just to get down to the league-required 53-man final roster. Schaub is healthy and solid at quarterback as he enters his contract year in his sixth season. He knows Kubiak’s offensive system inside and out but must stay healthy for the Texans to be a bona fide Super Bowl contender.

Ru n n i n g back Arian Foster may be the best a l l-a rou nd back in the league for which the Texans rewarded him with a new contract. Foster and his back-up Ben Tate could very well be the best one-two punch in the NFL. The third back is newcomer Justin Forsett, who set a franchise record for the most rushing yards in a preseason game. And these backs wouldn’t be nearly as effective if it wasn’t for the tremendous blocking of the offensive line, which seems to get better each season. The Texans led the NFL last season in time of possession—on average, more than 32 minutes-thanks to the great blocking of this offensive line. The defense of first-year coordinator Wade Phillips was one of the best in the league and promises to be even stronger this season. However, the caliber of competition promises to be stronger also in 2012. And when it comes to strong competition, the Dallas Cowboys will have all they can handle tonight (Wed.) in the opening game of the 2012 season. The World Champion New York Giants will feature their tenacious defense that recorded 48 sacks and carried them through the 2011 playoffs and into the Super Bowl. The Cowboys’ inexperienced offensive line will have their hands full trying to block the Giants’ defensive stalwarts. The big problem is that Dallas’ five starters up front have yet to play a game together because of injuries and have had only limited practice time in which to gain the chemistry necessary for most NFL offensive lines. Another big question mark is the availability of All-Pro tight end Jason Witten, who has been sidelined during most of the exhibition season with a lacerated spleen. He was scheduled to have a CT scan Tuesday to determine his availability for the Giants’ game. Today’s opening game also will feature the use of the “fill-in” game officials, who have worked the entire exhibi-

tion season because the NFL locked out the referee’s union. Many of these will be going from supervising small college games to policing football’s best athletes in front of raucous crowds of 75,000 or more. Perhaps this first week of replacement game officials will stimulate both the NFL and the referee’s union to agree to a new collective bargaining agreement. That’s what happened in 2001 when the league used replacements for the first week of the regular season before a new contract was finalized. Otherwise 2012 could be a long, hard season for everyone concerned. K W ICK IES…A lt houg h two prominent quarterbacks from the Lone Star State were waived by their NFL teams during Friday’s final roster cut-down—University of Houston’s Case Keenum by the Houston Texans and former Texas Aggie Stephen McGee, who was the Dallas Cowboys’ No. 3 quarterback— Texas A&M’s Ryan Tannehill will be the starting quarterback for the Miami Dolphins when they visit the Houston Texans Sunday at noon in Reliant Stadium. However, the Texans are a solid 10 ½-point favorite over the Dolphins. Like we mentioned in last week’s Korner about the overabundance of David-against – Goliath college football games, one school that played tough against a Division I school was my alma mater McNeese State which upset Middle Tennessee State 27-21 on the road. Unfortunately, the Lamar Cardinals didn’t have any luck against Division I foe Louisiana-Lafayette as the Ragin’ Cajuns rolled up 40 first-half points and then backed off as the big Red failed to score a point. Things will get much better for Lamar against schools their own size. The University of Houston Cougars suffered one of their most humiliating losses in school history when former Southland Conference member Texas State marched into Robertson Stadium Saturday and walloped the Coogs 3013 before some 32,000 partisan fans who expected U of H to be on the other end of that lop-sided score. Former West

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BCCC to host Miss Bridgefield 2012 pageant Sept. 15 The Bridge City Chamber of Commerce will be hosting the Miss Bridgefield 2012 Pageant at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 15 at the Bridge City Middle School, located directly behind the Bridge City High School on Texas Avenue. This pageant is open to Bridge City and Orangefield students in the 9th through 12th grades. The deadline to enter is by 6 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 7 and applications can be picked up at the Bridge City Chamber ofTECL# 28475

Orange-Stark Mustang Mark Roberts caught an 18-yard pass for the Coogs. Thank goodness the college football season has arrived and many of the Houston Astros mis-matches are being pre-empted for a football game. Winning only one game a week (maybe) is not what Astros’ fans are looking for. JUST BETWEEN US… The rain-shortened 53rd annual Labor Day Invitational Golf Tournament hosted by the Men’s Golf Association at Sunset Grove Country Club concluded Monday afternoon. The first day of the annual event was washed out by inclement weather Saturday, but the final two rounds were completed Sunday and Monday. The Professional Flight was won by Greg Sonnier, who fired a course record 62 Monday. There was a tie for second place between Orange’s Michael Arnaud and Garrett Driver, who finished four shots behind Sonnier’s 134. Chris Rieve was fourth with 139. Other winner’s included: Championship Flight-1.Richard Scully 2. Michael Cerndsek 3. Jared Landry 4. Zane Caillier; First Flight—1. Michael Prince 2. Maurice Prince 3. Mike Johnson 4. Ernie Dyer 5. Jeremy Green; Second Flight—1. Aaron Norman 2. Chris Forster 3. Dwayne Mims 4. Raymond Nugent 5. David Benoit; Third Flight—1. Justin Babcock 2. Kelly Cordova 3. Donnie Mires 4. Ken Ruane 5. Johnny Hargrove 6. Dale Peddy; Fourth Flight—1. Matt Purghan 2. Tom Rigam-

onti 3. Robert Sims 4. Dale Dugas; Fifth Flight—1. Clay Richards 2. Brent Williams 3. Jerry Carlisle 4. Jimmy Sims 5. Joe Kazmar 6. Ronnie LaSalle 7. Bill Ellison; Sixth Flight—

John Prince 2. Dwayne Duck 3. Zack Padgett 4. David Kosboth; Senior Flight—1. John Hanes 2. John Griffith 3. Bob Hoepner.

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one yard out by Mitchell. The second touchdown was set up by a punt fumble recover by Josh Tims. Defensive standouts were Scott McCarty, Jeron Preston, and Elijah Teel. Offensive standouts on the line were Jacob Hryhorchuk, Richard Wright, and Rashaan Wilson. The Mustang subvaristy teams will play at Dan R. Hooks Stadium Thursday, September 6, with the freshmen team beginning at 5:30 and the JV game to follow. Both Mustang and Indian fans will enter and sit on the home side. Ticket sales for the varsity game on Friday night at the Reservation will be at the WO-S athletic office Wednesday-1-3pm, Thursday-9-12 & 1-3pm and Friday-9-12 ONLY. Tickets are $6 for Adults and $3 for students. Ticket prices are the same at the gate. Come out and support the Mustangs.

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Orange County CCA chapter packs the house glers. The tagged redfish alone makes every day spent fishing even more enjoyable knowing that your next bite may be worth a new truck boat and trailer. All of the leaders can finally exhale, especially those that posted a leading weight early in the summer. Surprisingly enough, the winning upper coast trout weighed only 8-pounds 10 ounces. That is a great trout, but I personally saw two trout over ten pounds caught off the north revetment and got reports of several


Hats off to chapter President, Scott Bandy, and every chapter member and volunteer that had anything to do with making last Thursday night’s banquet another huge success. The Orange County CCA banquet was once again sold out months in advance and next year’s planning committee is probably already searching for an even larger building! The steak dinner was phenomenal, the atmosphere was enjoyably laid back for a fund raiser event like this and it was obvious that Orange County businesses recognized the benefits of joining hands with the growing number of conservation minded anglers. Bandy and a small group of concerned saltwater fishermen that believed that Orange County deserved and would support their own chapter took on the challenge of making it happen against all odds several years back. They continued to support the larger neighboring chapter events and pitched in on everything from flounder round-ups to crap trap clean-ups while continuing to promote their own vision of a vibrant chapter for Orange County fishermen. While manning a registration table at a fishing event earlier this year Bandy remarked, “It has been a slow steady pro-

more over nine pounds from Game Wardens patrolling the wall each day. Most of those fish were taken by bank fishermen fishing live shrimp under a popping cork.Had they joined CCA and signed up for S.T.A.R. they wouldn’t be fishing from the bank next year! Little else really surprised me in the list of final winners other than the average size of the winning flounder in every division. The largest was 7 pounds 12 ounces and no winner in any of the divisions

cess and I have worked a small group of dedicated folks with the same vision to death, but it has been rewarding. As more and more fishermen realize that the CCA is their only voice in protecting and promoting their resource and that we are here to stay, it has gotten a little easier to grow the chapter.” Each year more area fishermen that were members of other chapters simply because Orange had no chapter have transferred their membership, but its new members that grow the organization and that number continues to increase as well. Bandy also points out that we are blessed as Orange County fishermen to have the resources we have not to mention the location.“When tournament fishermen are running all the way from

Galveston and Lake Charles to fish Sabine you know you have something special!” If the annual banquets are indeed the measuring stick of how well a chapter has done each year Bandy and his hard working group are going to have to purchase an even longer stick. The best way to thank the Orange Chapter for staying the course and putting Orange on the fishing map is to join the chapter before you spend another dime on fishing. You can’t buy a piece of tackle that will be a better investment in the future of fishing for your kids and grand kids! The major event of the year for CCA members is the summer long S.T.A.R. tournament which ended this weekend. At last check six of the coveted tagged redfish had been caught, but only three of them were caught by qualified an-

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weighed less than 6 pounds. Folks throw that six pound number around a lot, but I see lots of flounder each year and it is not unusual to not see a single flounder that size. I haven’t gone anywhere in the Golden Triangle this past week that someone hasn’t asked about the Bassmaster Elite Series coming to Orange in March. I have also been a little surprised by the number of calls that I have already received concerning everything from accommodations to navigating everywhere from Taylor’s bayou to the Neches. They do their homework early!

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The flounder bite is improving daily. RECORD PHOTO: Capt. Dickie Colburn

than 800 public and private events. Take Me Outdoors Houston will consist of a variety of exhibitors clustered in topical zones and a wide range of activities, including: The Nature & Environmental Zone will include a Rock Climbing Wall; TPWD’s State Parks Division, Becoming an Outdoors-Woman Program, and Urban Outdoor Program; Katy Prairie Conservancy; Armand Bayou Nature Center; Wetlands Center and Baytown Nature Center; Student Conservation Association; and Nature Heritage Society. The Hunting & Wildlife Conservation Zone will include TPWD’s Hunter Education Program & Instructor Association, Spanish Hunter Education Program, Youth Hunter Education Challenge; SCI Houston’s Sensory Safari; and Texas State Rifle Association & air gun booth. The Fishing & Aquatic Conservation Zone will include TPWD’s Coastal and Inland Fisheries Divisions, TPWD Angler Education Program with Backyard Bass casting, Texas Toyota Bass Classic booth & Neighborhood Fishing program; Texas Coastal Watershed Program; and Landry’s Downtown Aquarium. There will also be two educational demonstrations of live hawks and other raptors in flight by master falconer John Karger of “Last Chance Forever - the Bird of Prey Conservancy.” Flying demonstrations will be at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Visit the Discovery Green website at: http:// for more information on the Take Me Outdoors Houston event. News 92FM is a proud media partner of Discovery Green.





• The Record • Week of Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Hunting season checklist 2012 rable is something that all gun owners can appreciate. If you have a weapon in need of some work or just want to protect your firearm investment take a look at the Cerakote finishes. Pistols, Rifles, and any other weapon including knives can all be done in a variety of colors or patterns and the process is not expensive. If your looking to get a few more years out of your weapon check out Cerakote, it’s mighty impressive.

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While staring at the calendar recently and continuing my countdown to day one of the 2012-2013 hunting season I started making out my list of things to do before the opening day arrives. Like many hunters so often do there are a few things that always get pushed to the back burner with the thought of “I’ll get that done tomorrow” when in all reality we really know that means “I’ll do it at the last minute”. Several items that always show up on the list include sighting in a bow or rifle, tuning up an ATV, rigging up new decoys and always checking waders for leaks. Nothing welcomes you to the morning in a duck blind like leaking waders. This year I had another chore to take of and that was having a shotgun refinished for my son Hunter. After 5 tough years of hunting ducks in primarily a saltwater environment his Benelli was showing some serious wear as many guns are prone to do, especially those with a blued finish. It almost inevitable that rust or pitting will occur no mat-

ter how religious you are when cleaning or caring for your weapon, it’s just a fact of life. Now there are several alternatives to refinishing your gun including a variety of coatings or camo dipping processes. After doing some research and asking plenty of questions I settled on having the gun coated with Cerakote. Cerakote is the most durable finish on the market and is the choice of numerous gun manufacturers all over the world. I was sold after seeing a few guns that had been coated using the process and then reading the tests that had been performed by several labs. The most intense test of the bunch was an abrasion test that basically rubbed the surface until it the coating wore through and the metal that had been coated became exposed. Finishes like Duracoat, Parkerizing, and GunKote were able to sustain approximately 700 cycles from the Taber wheel. The Cerakote finish made it through 6000 cycles, nearly 10 times more than the others. Tough to argue with the results.

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address a few defensive issues through the week as the Eagles managed to exploit the Cards’ on the ground to the tune of 243 yards on 42 attempts. Coach Stump’s squad allowed 15 first downs through the span of the game and Newton never really had to go away from their run game. “There’s a reason they’re ranked #2,” he said. “They’ve got a lot of talent, but we made some mistakes, we played hard and now we’re moving onto Vidor.” When asked about adjustments on defense, to counter the coming Pirate running attack, Coach Stump simply stated “It’s a concern, but we’ve got good players and good coaching. We’ll be ready, and we’ll come out and play hard.” There were some bright spots for the Cardinals on offense last week. Quarterback Daniel Faulk went 6/11 for 73 yards and also threw his first touchdown as a starter. While those aren’t eyepopping numbers, he completed about half of his passes and managed to avoid throwing a pick the entire game. Look for the young QB’s decision making to improve as he matures in the offense and learns to manage the game the way Coach Stump expects. There was another surprise on the offensive side, as most of the carries went to junior running back Kruz Dearbonne, and he did not disappoint. The emerging young talent powered his way to 123 yards on 16 attempts. Though Dearbonne didn’t find the end zone against Newton, this is still what you want to see. Look for him to continue rushing the football and eventually rack up some TD’s as his carries pick up through the season. In the end, the Cardinal D’ managed to recover a fumble and score, but it wasn’t enough as the Eagles closed the contest out 35-12 after missing two extra point attempts. The Cardinals are going to have amnesia leading into kick-off Friday. The Pirates are definitely going to pound the rock and the Cards’ D’ is definitely going to have to step up if they want to stop Vidor’s potent rushing attack.

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LSC-O welcomes former NFL star, football analyst Merril Hoge Sept. 25

coaches and players in the National Football League. Lamar State College-Orange will be holding its annual DistinIn 2010, Hoge published his first book, entitled “Find a Way.” guished Lecture Series a little earlier than usual this year, at the The book has been his philosophy since he was 12 years old. Lutcher Theater on Sept. 25 at 6:30 p.m. This year’s very distinThis philosophy has helped him to attain his goals, such as playguished lecturer is former NFL star, ESPN analyst and cancer suring in the NFL, as well as overcoming challenges and setbacks. vivor, Merril Hoge. He will be presenting a lecture entitled “Find These “setbacks” have included the death of his mother when a Way,” named after his book of the same title published in 2010. he was young, to having to end his football career due to head Born and raised in Pocatello, Idaho, Hoge is a graduate of Idaho trauma, and being diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma State University with a degree in education and a minor in health in 2003. and fitness. He was a four-year football star who finished his colHoge has long been a sought-after speaker in sharing this lege career with 44 school and conference records and two NCAA story with the corporate world and civic groups in helping them records. to find a way to achieve their goals and overcome their setbacks As seen on popular ESPN programs such as “NFL Live,” “NFL and challenges. Since his playing days, he has been on the Board Countdown,” “Prime Time,” and “Sportscenter,” Hoge has been a of the Highmark Caring Foundation, and is currently Chairman football analyst since 1996. Prior to transitioning to television, he of the Board. was a star football player for the NFL. Drafted by the Pittsburgh The Caring Foundation has created four centers for grieving Steelers in 1987, he became a starter in his second year in the NFL children, adolescents and their families, called the Highmark and is one of only two running backs to rush for over 100 yards in Caring Place with locations in both Pittsburgh and Pennsylvaback-to-back playoff games (the other being Franco Harris). He became a free agent and moved to the Chicago Bears in 1993 be- Merril Hoge, former NFL star and cancer survivor, will be the lecturer nia. The centers are of particular meaning to Hoge, having lost at Lamar State College-Orange’s Distinguished Lecture Series at 6:30 his own mother when he was 21 years old and seeing the effect fore his career ended prematurely due to a series of concussions. p.m. on Sept. 25 in the Lutcher Theater. it had on his then 16-year-old brother. At the time of his retirement, Hoge had played in 122 conHoge will be signing copies of his book “Find a Way,” which secutive football games, the longest playing streak in the NFL at that time. Currently on ESPN, he appears on “NFL Match Up,” which is the only show that uses will be sold at the Lutcher Theater, immediately following the lecture. The Distinguished Lecture and studies coaches’ tape to provide an inside look at the game. Hoge has distinguished himself Series is a free event and is open to the public. For more information, visit or call through his in-depth knowledge of both offense and defense and his strong relationships with the (409) 882-3097.

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• The Record • Week of Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Consider These Financial Gifts for Your Grandchildren

One possibility is to set up a custodial account, National Grandparents Day is celebrated on often known as an UGMA (Uniform Gift to MiSunday, Sept. 9. If you’re a grandparent yournors Act) or an UTMA (Uniform Transfer to Miself, you already know the pleasures of having nors Act). You can fund an UGMA or UTMA with grandchildren in your life. So you may want to many different types of investments, but the use take this occasion to think of ways you can help of the money is entirely up to your grandchildren those grandchildren get the most out of their when they reach the age of majority in whatever lives. state in which they live. In other words, if your Perhaps the most valuable thing you could granddaughter decides, at age 18, to buy a motorgive to your grandkids is the gift of education. cycle and zip around Europe, all you can do is wish Consider this: Over a lifetime, college graduates her “good luck.” But if your reason for funding an earn, on average, about $1 million more than UTMA or UGMA is simply to provide a gift with those without a degree, according to the Census no strings attached, then you might not be conBureau. So, putting money toward your grandcerned with how the money is used. children’s college education is probably a pretty On the other hand, if you want to give your good investment. grandchildren a financial gift, but you do want to Furthermore, your grandchildren may well retain control over how the funds are used, you need the help, because college is expensive and Karen Collier may want to speak to your legal advisor about your costs continue to rise. Consequently, you may Financial Advisor options. One possibility is to set up an irrevocable want to contribute to a 529 plan. You have several options for how the money can be invested, and contribu- trust. You can fund this trust with either cash or securities, and tion limits are quite high. All withdrawals are free from federal you specify when the funds can be used. So, for example, you income taxes, provided the money is used for qualified college can direct the trust to pay your grandchild a certain amount of expenses. (Keep in mind, though, that other withdrawals will be money at one age, with another installment coming several years taxable and possibly subject to penalties.) Plus, if you invest in later. Keep in mind, though, that trusts are complex instruments your own state’s 529 plan, your contributions may be deductible and may have tax considerations, so, in addition to consulting with an attorney, you’ll want to discuss your plans with your tax on your estate taxes. If you name one grandchild as a beneficiary of a 529 plan, and advisor. In any case, use Grandparents Day as an opportunity to conthat grandchild decides not to go to college, you can switch the account to another grandchild — in other words, you maintain sider the ways in which you can give something to the grandchildren who give so much to you. control of the money until it’s needed. This article was written by Edward Jones for use by Karen ColOf course, despite its economic benefits, college is not for everyone. So if you wanted to provide financial help to a grand- lier, a local Edward Jones Financial Advisor. Her office is located child who seems likely to choose a different route in life, what at 715 Texas Ave, Suite D in Bridge City. Her office number is 409-735-9413. could you do?


BRIEFS 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 available.

First UMC Orange to host Dinner Theater On Sept. 14 and 15 First United Methodist Church Orange will present a Dinner Theater with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber. It will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Praise Center at the corner of 5th and

Elm in Orange. The community is invited to enjoy gourmet dining and world-class entertainment featuring Chris Abshire, Caroline Armstrong, Janet Bland, Brook Doss, Kevin Doss, Donna Rogers, Doug Rogers, James Rogers, Justin Sanders and Nolan Thornal. Tickets are $50. To make reservations call 886-7466.

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.

Orange County Church Directory First Baptist Church Orangefield

Salem United Methodist Church

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

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

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

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

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

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

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!




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

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

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

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

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

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

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Your ads published in both newspapers, the County Record and the Penny Record plus on our web site EMPLOYMENT THE RAPE AND CRISIS CENTER is in need of Volunteer Advocates to offer intervention on our 24 hour hotline, and in direct services to sexual assault survivors. Training is provided and certified through the office of the Attorney General. If you are interested please call the Crisis Center ar (409) 8326530 to set up an interview. Thank You, Make A difference, become a volunteer! APPLIANCES USED APPLIANCES, starting at $99.95 & up, Harry’s Appliances, 302 10th. St. (10th. & main), Orange, We buy used appliances, 8864111. FURNITURE NEW VINEYARD BEDROOM SET,complete queen bed

Stakes Electric Residential & Commercial Free estimates specializing in older home rewires. 409-735-4171 or 409-749-7873 License #’s Customer: # 25151 Master: # 14161


set, dresser w/ mirror, night stand, solid wood, $1,000; horse pulled old avery planter, @150, (409) 474-1789 or 792-0203.

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

COUCH AND RECLINER, good cond., $250, (409) 7355082.

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 seperately, (409) 735-2966.

MISCELLANEOUS WASHER AND DRYER, refrigerator, microwave, stove, 2 antique mantel clocks, chest, tanning bed, dishwashers, (409) 735-2347. 8N FORD TRACTOR w/blade and disc. Needs some engine work. $700. Call 409-3307882. ‘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. JUGG’S PITCHING MACHINE, like new, auto feeder, throws 90 MPH, fast & curve balls etc., paid $2,500, used vey little, will sell for $1,000 for all, great buy! (409) 474-1518. LAMAR TEXT BOOK SALE: The Norton Anthology American Literacy 7th. edition, for American Lit. I, $35; Campbell Biology, 7th. edition, for intro to Bio Non Science, $45; The Theater experience, 12th. edition, for intro into theater, $15, CALL SEAN @ (409) 474-2290.

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SWING SET, $100; 75’ treated wood fence, 5’, $200, 220 Roberts ave., BC. FREE FREE FREE! Church Hymnals, call James Shafer, First Berean Baptist Church @ (409) 626-2382. 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 3 MIN. DACHSHUND PUPPIES, for sale, 9 weeks old, 1 Wht. & Red Rebald female, 1 black and tan Male, 1 cream solid white male, Must Go! (409) 679-9134. MED. SIZE MIXED BREED PUPPIES, about 9 weeks old,

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had 1st. vacination, wormed, will srtart heartworm soon, (409) 746-9502.

breeds (some Lab looking), can’t afford to keep feeding them, free to good homes, (409) 988-9472.

FREE BLUE HEALER, found in Linscomb Rd. area, (409) 745-2470.

SIGHT I M PA I R E D SHEPHERD mix, rescued dog, about a year old, must have fenced yard, (409) 7469502.

GOLDEN RETRIEVER MIX,, F, spayed, (409) 746-9502.

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

2 FREE KITTENS TO GOOD HOMES, found on my door step, got to go, (409) 7354601.

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

FOUND YELLOW LAB, female, red collar, found on Pine Bluff in the Little Cypress area off 3247 from Hwy 87, ned to find owner or free to good home, can’t keep, (409) 779-9122.

CEMETERY PLOTS CEMETERY PLOT FOR SALE in Hillcrest Gardens. Call 988-0684 or 313-4404.

CHESAPEAKE GOLDEN RETRIEVER MIX, spayed F, heartworm prev., (409) 7469502.

HILLCREST CEMETARY PLOT for sale, $900, (409) 722-7156. PUBLIC NOTICES: AL-ANON MEETS ON Wednesday & Sunday at 7pm. 1512 Strickland Dr., Orange, call (409) 779-4289 or Cindy @ 994-5503 for details.

FREE BEAUTIFUL KITTENS to a good home. Call 409735-2826. If no answer, please leave a message. FREE TO A GOOD HOME. Sweet and loving fuzzy strawberry blonde, blue eyed kitten. Bottle fed. Call 409-8867863.

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.

FREE KITTENS TO GOOD HOMES, mother on site, (409) 779-1329. RESCUE DOGS, spayed & neutered, needing good homes. Pet food donations welcome. (409) 746-9502.


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PS/B, good motor, no oil leakage, real workhorse, $3,000 OBO, ask for Ruth @ (409) 735-7353

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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.


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

CRISIS CENTER. Rape and crisis center of S.E. Texas needs volunteer advocares to provide direct services to survivors of sexual assault in a medical setting. Comprehensive training is provided, Anyone interested contact the Crisis Center at (409) 832-6530. ADVOCATES FOR CHILDREN, Inc. “A CASA Program” is accepting volunteer applications at this time. You can apply by calling 1-877586-6548 [toll free] or going on-line to [there is an application at this website]. 30 hours of training is required. Record numbers of children are being abused. Your volunteer help is needed! The program serves Orange, Hardin, Jasper, Newton, Tyler and Sabine counties. 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


‘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. ‘T R U C K S & VA N S ‘85 CHEVY C-10, V-8, LWB, A/C, C. player, auto trans.,

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NEW IN BOX,, 4 17” Toyota wheels for 2011 Toyota, $25 ea., (409) 738-2969.


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• The Record • Week of Wednesday, September 5, 2012 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., (409) 886-1737, leave message. (10/17) 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)


3/1/2 IN LCMISD, $850 monthly, (409) 988-6792.


1bd/1ba, All hardwood floors with fireplace. All appliances included, plus w&d. No utilities paid. $550/mo. $500 dep. Call Christine: 779-6580.

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Closet Space, Smoke Free, No Pets, Horse Boarding and washer and dryer Available All yard work provided 409313-2745

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.

2BD/2BA, 230 TENNEY ST, APT. A IN BC. 1500 sq ft.

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w/ laundry room and pantry executive level triplex unit w/ all granite and tilestone 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. $800 a month. Call 409-313-2745.

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 3/2/2, 302 Linda St., available 9/10/12, CA/H, refrig. / stove and dishwasher furnished, $975 monthly + $600 dep., (409) 735-7163. 3/2 NEAR SCHOOLS, Lg. back yard, CA/H, $850 monthly w/ $800 dep., (409) 735-2030. BRIDGE CITY 2/2 w/ laundry room and pantry executive level Triplex Unit w/, All Granite and Silestone countertops, all ceramic Tile, private covered Parking, Cable, Water and Garbage Paid,

3 BDRM HOUSE, 2 BDRM MOBILE HOMES for rent. No pets, some utilities pd. Deposit required. Call 409338-0651 or 409-883-9188.

LIKE NEW 3/2/2 BRICK HOME with Lg. privacy fenced extra lot, on Shannon’s way, available Aug. 1st., $1,200 monthly w/ $1,000 dep., (409) 735-2030. 1 BEDROOM LOG CABINS in Mauriceville, real cute and in the country, $550 monthly + dep., (409) 735-2030. 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. 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) 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) 720-8699 or 735-6701. (9/12)

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. 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 Finace, $75,000, call (409) 720-9463 for more info. 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) WELL KEPT HOME WITH LOTS OF amenities, located on corner lot, fenced back yard, 4 B.R, L.R., D.R., den, 2.5 baths, wet bar, lg. sun room and beautiful covered deck. Must see this home to really appreciate it. 2913 Fairway. Call 409-886-3651. 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.

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

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

5 ACRE RESTRICTED homesite, LCMISD, improved pasture with 2 small ponds, MMUD water and sewer available, additional acre-




Notice is hereby given that original Letters Testamentary for the Estate of JOHN ALLEN DOVE, SR., Deceased, were issued on August 27, 2012, in Cause No. P16227, pending in the County Court at Law of Orange County, Texas, to: Inia Dove. All persons having claims against this Estate which is currently being administered are required to present them to the undersigned within the time and in the manner prescribed by law.

c/o THE LAW OFFICE OF TOMMY GUNN Attorney at Law 202 S. Border Street Orange, Texas 77630 DATED the 27th day of August, 2012

Tommy Gunn State Bar No.: 08623700 Attorney for Inia Dove 202 S. Border Street Orange, Texas 77630 Telephone: (409) 882-9990 Facsimile: (409) 882-0613

State Bar No.: 08623700 Attorney for Kaylard LeBouef 202 S. Border Street Orange, Texas 77630 Telephone: (409) 882-9990 Facsimile: (409) 882-0613

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Notice is hereby given Notice is hereby given Notice is hereby given that original Letters that original Letters that original Letters Testamentary for the Estate Testamentary for the Estate Testamentary for the Estate of BRUCE ALLEN SMITH, of PEGGY JERALDYNE of DOROTHY LOUSIE Enlarged for proofing. Enlarged for proofin Enlarged for proofing. Deceased, were issued on TERRY, Deceased, were HAGY, Deceased, were Actual size: 1 col. x 4.5" Actual27,size: Actual size: 1 col. x 4.5" August 27, 2012, in Cause issued on August 2012,1 col. x 4 issued on August 27, 2012, No. P16244, pending in in Cause No. P16243, pendin Cause No. P16228, pendthe County Court Law of ing in Court at ing in the County Court at To be published in To be published in Toatbe published in the County Orange County, Texas, to: Law of Orange County, Law of Orange County, The Record Newspapers The Record Newspap The Record Newspapers Angela Kay Smith. Texas, to: David DaWayne Texas, to: Kaylard Boehme 02/29/12 02/29/12 02/29/12 Terry. LeBouef. All persons having claims All persons having claims against this Estate which is All persons having claims PLEASE ANYbeingPLEASE ANYthis PLEASE Estate which isFAX AN currently administered FAXagainst against this Estate which isFAX currently being administered are required to present them currently being administered CORRECTIONS BY CORRECTIONS B CORRECTIONS BY are required to present them to the undersigned within are required to present them 5 P.M. MONDAY 5 P.M. MONDAY P.M. MONDAY to the undersigned within the time and in5the manner to the undersigned within the time and in the the time and in the prescribed by law. to 735-7346 tomanner 735-7346 tomanner 735-7346 prescribed by law. prescribed by law. Thanks,c/o THE LAW OFFICE Thanks, Thanks, OF TOMMY GUNN THE LAW OFFICE OF c/o THE LAW OFFICE OF Debbie Debbie Debbiec/o Attorney at Law TOMMY GUNN TOMMY GUNN 202 S. Border Street Attorney at Law Attorney at Law S. Border Street 202 S. Border Street FAX Orange, Texas 77630 FAX 202 FAX Orange, Texas 77630 Orange, Texas 77630 DATED the 27th day of # 735-7346 # 735-7346 # 735-7346 DATED the 27th day of DATED the 27th day of August, 2012 August, 2012 August, 2012


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State Bar No.: 08623700 Attorney for Angela Smith 202 S. Border Street Orange, Texas 77630 Telephone: (409) 882-9990 Facsimile: (409) 882-0613

Tommy Gunn TOMMY GUNN State Bar No.: 08623700 Attorney for David Terry 202 S. Border Street Orange, Texas 77630 Telephone: (409) 882-9990 Facsimile: (409) 882-0613

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