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County Record Vol. 53 No. 29

The Community Newspaper of Orange, Texas

Week of Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Child fatality, shooting investigated Debby Schamber For The Record

The Orange County Sheriff’s Office was called out twice Monday to two different shootings in Vidor. The first occurred at about 2:45 p.m. in the 1200 block of Scott Drive. Dispatchers received a call about an unresponsive child. Upon arrival, deputies met with the caller and located the child at the residence who appeared to have a fatal gunshot wound to

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the head. He was identified as five-year-old John Allen Read. His parents are Kayla and Joe Read. According to reports, the boy was left with a babysitter, Melissa Ringhardt, 19, at the child’s home located in the 1200 block of Roberts Road which is one block over from Scott Drive. Ringhardt said she heard a noise in another room of the residence. When she went to see what it was, she discovered the child with the injury. There was not a

phone at the residence to call for help, so she carried the child to his grandparent’s house on Scott Drive where emergency personnel could be called. Pct. 4 Justice of the Peace Rodney Price was called to the scene where he pronounced the child dead. An autopsy was ordered and the child’s body was transported to the Jefferson County Morgue. According to the OCSO, during the preliminary investigation it appeared the shoot-

ing was accidental. But, the investigation later revealed something much more. Ringhardt had been living with the Read family in their residence for the past few months. On the day of the shooting, she was left alone with the fiveyear-old boy and a six-monthold infant. Ringhardt stated to investigators she was carrying a handgun on her person in the home because she was scared of being home alone. The handgun was a semi-automat-

ic .40 caliber pistol. Ringhardt left the handgun on a coffee table in the living room and went to the bedroom to take a nap. When Rinehardt later awoke from her nap, she noticed she didn’t see the boy around the house. She began looking until she found him deceased in the living room with the fatal gunshot wound. The six month old child was not harmed. Ringhardt then carried both children to the CHILD FATALITY Page 3A

Large vehicles may be banned from parking on Pinehurst streets David Ball

For The Record

There may soon be a new time limit for large vehicles parked on the city of Pinehurst streets. The city council discussed and tabled amending an ordinance to limit the time to better manage on-street parking of recreational vehicles, buses, commercial vehicles and other large vehicles as they met Tuesday night for their regular meeting. Police chief Fred Hanauer explained the current ordinance enacted in 1965 makes it illegal for large vehicles to park more than 48 hours on the city’s streets. The police department, in turn, has recently received three complaints from residents who live on Harding Circle about a resident who has been parking his RV in violation of the ordinance. Hanauer said he believes the resident’s interpretation of the ordinance is to wait to the last minute, drive the RV a short distance and park again for another two days. The chief is concerned even larger vehicles such as 18-wheelers may park on the streets.

Hanauer recommended revising the ordinance for vehicles exceeding 20 feet in length to be allowed to park a maximum of three hours on Pinehurst streets to prevent any future problems. Councilman Dan Barclay was curious how the three hours limit was arrived at. His concern was residents moving into or out of their houses would need to park large vehicles for a longer period of time. City Attorney Tommy Gunn suggested residents could obtain a specific permit from city hall to park longer than the three hours allotted. Barclay favored a 10 to 12 hours limit for the permits. Mayor Pete Runnels said certain conditions would need to exist to issue the permit. City Administrator Joe Parkhurst added most loading, unloading and cleaning of large vehicles should be completed within three hours. The motion was tabled to work on the language of the ordinance before the next council meeting. Parkhurst also updated the city council on Hurricane Ike 2.2 Grant Projects. PINEHURST Page 3A

Shawn Oubre named president of LIT Staff Report

For The Record

The Lamar Institute of Technology Foundation has elected board members for the 2013-2014 year. Officers are Dr. Shawn Oubre, city manager of Orange, president and; Pat Calhoun, career technology director for the BISD Taylor Career Center, vice president; Rod Carroll, deputy with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department, treasurer/finance committee chair; Pat Avery, vice presi-

dent-global business development with Carl R. Griffith & Associates, secretary; Gisela Houseman, Houseman development Company, Inc., audit committee chair; Bessie Chisum, Chisum Resource Management, committee on directors chair; Vernon Pierce, director of customer service at Entergy, development committee chair; Guy Goodson, Germer PLLC, investment committee chair; Raymond Polk, director of school to OUBRE Page 3A

LCM Bear Royality Crowned Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School crowned their 2013 Homecoming KIng and Queen during halftime festivities on Friday. The reigning king is Clyde Jones and queen is Bailey Newton. The Bears defeated Beaumont Ozen 24-7 and are now 3-1 in Dist. 20-4A. RECORD PHOTO: Ty Manuel

Still no agreement on OCSO Union Contract Debby Schamber For The Record

There is still not an agreement between Orange County and the Sheriff’s Office Union on the contract. “At this time, I am quite disappointed,” said Orange County Judge Carl Thibodeaux during Monday afternoon Commissioners Court meeting. “I have not been contacted by the union whatsoever. If I have not heard from them by next Monday, then I will have to take the appropriate action.” During the previous meeting, Thibodeaux said the county made an offer to the union. He stated during the meeting, they have proposed no more sick leave buy-backs, holiday pay does not count to-

ward overtime pay and certification pay will be limited to 17 SWAT members and 10 instructors. THIBODEAUX In addition, the sheriff’s office must pay 60 percent of their dependent coverage for medical insurance costs instead of the current 40 percent. Sixty percent is what other county employees costs are currently. The Evergreen Clause will be for 30 days and the “just cause clause” will remain in effect for one year. But, they will continue to discuss the clause further over the course of the year. The Sheriff’s Office Union did hold a meeting this week,

but it has not been determined if they had met with Thibodeaux or not. In other county business, commissioners decided to not take any action on raising the speed limit from 10 mph to 20 mph. Originally, the speed limit was changed because of a child on the street with special needs. Residents of the neighborhood arrived in court during a hearing to voice their opinions and concerns. Commissioners decided to heed their thoughts, but also said they would check on the legalities of their decision. Commissioners voted to abandon an unimproved culde-sac located in the Evergreen Estates Subdivision located in precinct 4. The develCOUNTY BUSINESS Page 3A

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• The Record • Week of Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Nightmare interview becomes valuable lesson for college grads Caroline Brewton Special Columnist For The Record

I’m rapidly approaching the end of my college career. I expected to be incredibly, blissfully, out-of-my-mind happy about my impeding exit, but I find my joy tempered with other emotions I didn’t expect. Worry about my future has appeared like an unwelcome guest at my (graduation) party. While I did my best to maximize my college experiences by taking extra classes in my field and working on the student newspaper to gain additional experience, I’m starting the job hunt, and frankly, I find myself unprepared. Not to enter the workforce, but to face the interviews that will allow me to do so. The first time I had a job interview, I was so intimidated by my prospective boss that I barely made a peep. Most of my responses were limited to shy nods. Looking back, the poor man who interviewed me must have thought I was a little addled — my behavior reminds me of nothing so much as those bobble-head dogs that sat on the dash board of cars, what, 10 years ago? Let’s just say it wasn’t a shining moment for me. It went like this: “So you’re prepared to work overtime and on weekends if necessary?” A nod, a beat. “Yes.”

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“And you’re fully aware that you may be called in the middle of the night?” I nod. “And you’re just okay with all of this?” Still nodding. “You must be pretty easygoing.” Nodding. “Do you have anything at all to say?” Since my nightmare interview, I’ve received a plethora of tips ranging from the absurd (“make sure and unbutton a few extra buttons up top, dear”) to the practical. Some of the advice, like the tip about the buttons, I decided not to take. Other suggestions I’ve found really helpful. One was to have questions ready, questions like “What are my opportunities for advancement and continuing my education?” If I couldn’t think of questions, my adviser said,

Google “30 questions for a recent grad to ask in a job interview.” Another was to keep my resume to one page and limit it to my most recent and most impressive experience. Everything I did in high school is not important. Someone else told me to research the company on the internet, which I’d heard, but took it a step further by suggesting I learn the name of my interviewer and look him or her up on Twitter or LinkedIn. Ultimately, this advice helped me feel more prepared and a little less nervous, but what really makes the difference between now and that first interview is that I’ve had some experience. I know what to expect. I bombed that first interview, but that doesn’t mean it was a complete waste of time. I know now that I probably won’t be quizzed about my hobbies or personal life, and I wasn’t asked to provide my Facebook password, although the interviewer made it very plain prospective employers do examine the social media outlets of their applicants. All of the things I was scared of, including the AllMighty Interviewer, turned out not to be such a big deal after all. Now, staring down a few weeks of interviews, I’m more confident. I don’t have to face the unknown any more, and that makes all the difference.

OC resident tosses hat into ring for U.S. Congress David Ball

For The Record

One Orange candidate is seeking to turn the 36th Congressional District of Texas blue in 2014 as the Democratic Party seeks to do so statewide. Michael Cole officially announced his candidacy for Congress on Saturday, October 19 on the steps of the Orange County Courthouse. The current incumbent is U.S. Rep. (R-Texas) Steve Stockman. This will be the second time for Cole to run for Congress after running in 2012 as a Libertarian Party candidate. In his announcement speech, Cole said he wants to see the United States become a stronger nation and a better nation. “In this district, over 127,000 Southeast Texans live below the poverty line; that is one in six. Of that number, 43,000 are children. That is an unacceptable level and our current representation has no interest in changing that,” he said. Cole added, “The area needs good paying, long-term jobs. Southeast Texans do not want a hand out, they want a handup. They are willing to blaze their own path but need the opportunities and the education to do so. We want opportunities, not excuses, and certainly not the old politics of blame. It is time for new leadership in Washington.” Cole said some of his goals is to put partisan bickering in Congress behind and to rebuild the economy of Southeast Texas through better infrastructure- ports, railroads, roads and bridges and expanded internet access. “When we come together, there’s no hardship we can’t overcome,” he said. Cole also wants to build or rebuild protective levees and barriers for any possible future hurricanes. “It’s not about insurance after the fact, but assurance before the fact,” Cole said. He further added that nothing is being done to prevent damage or devastation that another storm could bring. “Orange, Chambers and Harris Counties could face

billions of dollars in cleanup costs if another storm hits. That can be avoided by taking precautions now, not waiting until after the fact.” He also spoke on keeping the promise of Social Security to enrollees, overseeing and auditing the Federal Reserve System and a sunset provision to review the effectiveness of federal laws. Cole next spoke on the recent government shutdown. He believes Congressional Republicans risked the nation’s economy because they could do so. He added he sees his campaign as a call to action. “I want to represent all of the people so all voices are heard. This will not be an easy journey (the campaign),” Cole said. Cole concluded his speech by saying Southeast Texas is a community built on being compassionate toward each other.

Cole has been a resident of Orange since 1981. He was born in Tacoma, Washington and grew up in Ft. Lewis, Washington, and Indianapolis, Indiana before moving to Texas. He’s a 1994 West OrangeStark graduate and he teaches at Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School where he also coaches JV soccer. He has been married to his wife, Franchesca, for 12 years. Cole said he has a passion for history and science. He either wanted to write books or teach, so he decided to teach. He also wanted to attend the U.S. Naval Academy but he was prevented from doing so for health reasons. Though he couldn’t become a naval officer, Cole said he still wants to serve the public. As a student of history, Cole said some Congresses have been effective such as the 84th COLE Page 3A

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Child fatality

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grandparent’s house to get help. Charges were filed against Rinehardt of Abandonment or Endangering a Child and she was arrested at a Vidor residence without incident. If convicted of the State Jail Felony, she faces up to two years in a state jail facility. As of presstime, bond has not yet been set and she remained in the custody of jail officials. A few hours later, at 6:30 p.m., the OCSO responded to the scene of a second shooting in the 1800 block of Erin Drive. Deputies made contact with the victim, 27-year-old Keith Thomas at the residence. According to reports, the man was cleaning a .22 revolver when the cylinder jammed. When he could not clear the jam, he handed it to his father, 59-year-old Monte Thomas, who also attempted to clear the jam. Both men said the handgun went off while in the father’s hand. The bullet struck the 27-yearold man in the thigh. Acadian Ambulance responded to the scene and the man was transported to St. Elizabeth hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Based on the statements of the witnesses and evidence gathered at the scene, it appeared the shooting incident was accidental.

Two die in I-10 crash

Two men, who were twin brothers, died Monday evening as a result of a head-on collision involving a 1997 Dodge pickup and a truck tractor on Interstate 10. According to Trooper Stephanie Davis, of the Texas Department of Public Safety, the driver of the pickup truck was traveling westbound on the Interstate 10 service road near mile marker 878. For an unknown reason, the driver lost control and entered the eastbound lanes of traffic on the Interstate. The pickup collided head-on with a 2006 Volvo truck tractor. Following the collision the Dodge truck caught on fire. The driver and passenger were pronounced dead at the scene by Pct. 3 Justice of the Peace Janice Menard. The driver of the truck was identified as 42-year-old Johnny Leslie Barton, of Joaquin. The passenger who died at the scene, was Rohnny Lee Barton, of Beaumont. The driver of the truck tractor, James Chrisman, of Tennessee, was not injured. The eastbound lane of the Interstate remained closed for several hours as emergency personnel worked to clear the scene. The crash is still under investigation.


Cole to run for U.S. Congress Congress that passed the Civil Rights Act. “They can pass good laws or they can be what we have now,” he said. Cole wants to run an issuesoriented campaign and not resort to mudslinging. He said he has the support of labor unions, some local attorneys and grass root supporters making small donations. According to Cole, he’ll soon need to start filing with the Federal Election Commission because he’s been receiv-

ing so many donations while Stockman received most of his funds for his last campaign from political action committees outside the area. Cole spoke on some issues Congress currently dealt or is dealing with such as the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) and immigration reform. Cole said though the ACA is “stumbling a bit” registering users, Social Security also had a slow start when it was implemented and now works fine.

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He said the city is currently $200,000 over bid and is working with the South East Texas Regional Planning Commission who will redistribute the funds. Pinehurst is on top of the list of cities who will receive the funds, but they will have to wait until January to receive them. Parkhurst explained the city originally was to receive $500,000 in grants. The city was required to pay $100,000 in side costs such as grant administrators. The bids for the projects, likewise, came in at $600,000 for the $200,000 over bid. Three lift stations damaged by Hurricane Ike saltwater intrusion on 34th Street, Warbler Street and Broad Street will be replaced as well as the bridge on Lexington Street that is rapidly becoming a safety issue due to storm damage. On a side note, Parkhurst said the city is working on installing new sewer lines on West Park Street due to back-ups. In other city business, another agenda item was also tabled after discussion for changes in negotiations between the city and the Pinehurst Police Officers’ Association contract for fiscal year 2013-2014. Parkhurst reported the association requested boots for patrol be included in the clothing allowance. All officers combined have a total of $2,000 or the entire year for clothing allowance. The city currently limit boot purchases to $100 per year. The officers want to purchase the boots at the vendor of their choice and be reimbursed. City Secretary Debbie Cormier asked why should the officers be reimbursed for the boots when they are not reimbursed for other articles of clothing. Hanauer said the officers like the option to acquire the boots from other outlets in addition to vendors the city has contracts with. The police chief has final approval of the footwear to be worn. The item was tabled due to some confusion over the language of the request such as if the city will pay up to $100 for boots and if the $100 for boots is already stated in the contract. Another request discussed was for police officers to be able to take police cars home as part of the contract. The council recommended this be taken out of the contract with Hanauer, as police chief, saying who may take a car home at his discretion.

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“The Republican Party is afraid it (Obamacare) will succeed. “If they (Republicans) were concerned about health care, they would offer their own suggestions rather than repeal and replace,” he said. On immigration, Cole said his great-grandparents came

to America from Germany, worked hard and were good citizens. “People just need an avenue to do it,” Cole said. “If you want reform, why doesn’t anyone talk about criminal penalties for corporations hiring them?” Speaking overall for the state Democratic Party, Cole thinks 2014 is their race to

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oper dedicated the cul-de-sac to Orange County, but it was never developed and has no need to develop the right-of-way now or in the future. As a result, the land will revert back to the adjoining landowners and be placed back on the tax rolls. Sabrina Gray was recognized as the event manager for the Orange County Convention and Expo Center. She told the court she has taken an in depth tour and the facility and was looking forward to sharing ideas with them in the future.


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work with the Port Arthur Independent School District, scholarship committee chair; and Dean Robinson, State Farm Insurance, immediate past president. Oubre is the city manager for Orange, and has been on the foundation board of directors for five years. A former police officer, he is a graduate of the LIT Regional Police Academy, and was assistant director of the academy in 1990. Oubre replaces Dean Robinson as president. “I am honored to serve as president of the LIT Foundation,” Oubre said. “It is a pleasure to work with the members of the Foundation, staff and faculty to bring awareness of the many great things that LIT does for the community and workforce in Southeast Texas. The Foundation would not be able to accomplish this without the many dedicated community leaders who have provided the necessary funds and grants that provide scholarships to those choosing LIT.” Other members of the LIT Foundation are Eddie Arnold, commissioner, Precinct 1, Jefferson County; Dalton Babineaux, president emeritus, American Valve and Hydrant; Danny Babineaux, president emeritus, Air Comfort, Inc.; A.B. Bernard, BGI Contractors; Ty Bordelon, vice president of operations, Golden Pass LNG; and Ted Boumans, president, Boumans & Associates; Don Burnett, Allstate Insurance. The LIT Foundation raises money for scholarships to support students in the more than 50 programs offered at LIT. The foundation has two big events on its calendar: the Salute to Real American Heroes in the fall and the LIT Shoot-Out in the spring. lose because Repbulicans have so much to answer for after the federal government shutdown. “The 36th (District) is not a safe Republican district; but it’s a non-voting public district. Half the district in Houston has a large Hispanic population, though. Stockman needs to know he’s running for the people, not against Barack

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Obama. I’m geared for running for the people of District 36 and not supporting a radical Republican agenda. “When one is elected, they cease being a Democrat or a Republican. I’ll be an advocate and I will listen to the people. You can’t do that by playing partisan politics,” Cole said.


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and about God and pleaded with him to let the hostages go. He released the inmate. Thompson kept on talking. Gonzales had fired the gun twice before entering the courtroom, striking Deputy Faye Kirk in the lower leg. Thompson kept talking. Gonzales had learned to weld in prison and had been working as a welder. He had bought a new red pickup and had come by and showed it to Thompson. He respected the constable. Thompson told him it wasn’t worth it and he would talk to him about what the problem was. He told Thompson he needed psychological help and couldn’t get it. He said he just couldn’t take it anymore and started crying. That shook Thompson up not knowing what his next move would be. Thompson kept on talking for 20 more minutes. Gonzales shackled himself to a courtroom bench and handed Deputy Spell her 357 caliber magnum revolver, gave up and it was over. Judge Joe Parkhurst charged Gonzales with one count of kidnapping, assault on a peace office and attempted escape. His attorney Joe Alford, after the ordeal, said he was surprised at his client’s action. Alford had been appointed to represent him. (Editor’s note: Since then, Constable Parker Thompson has passed away. He was a hero on that day. Peace officer Thompson had a gift of communicating and treating people right. If Parker had not been around on that day, it’s likely a shoot out would have occurred.)

From the Creaux’s Nest WHAT WOULD REAGAN HAD SAID Back in February I wrote when gas prices were $3.87 a gallon that by years end it would be down to$3 or less. For two weeks I’ve been paying $3. Also I predicted we would have no major storm in theGulf. Thank God I was right in that one. I predicted in the end, Speaker John Boehner would have to call for an up or down vote to end the Ted Cruz government shutdown and avoid going over the cliff on the debt ceiling. The shutdown, lasting 16 days, cost our economy $24 billion. Boehner was held hostage by the radical wing of his party. Cruz even met secretly with some Tea Party house members urging them to plot a strategy to defy their Republican leader. The shutdown has been good for Cruz. He has raised his personal profile and a lot of money. Observers say Cruz’s success has a steep price for Republicans. Cruz also engaged in political theater such as escorting Texas veterans into the world war memorial with Sarah Palin and blaming the government for shutting down the memorials, when he was the most responsible for shutting down the government. The Houston Chronicle last week took back their endorsement of Cruz, writing in their Wednesday edition,“When we endorsed Ted Cruz we did so with many reservations and at least one specific recommendation that he follow Sen. Hutchnison’s example in his conduct as a senator. Obviously he has not done so; he has been part of the problem.” That prompted Tom DeLay, on CNN, to accuse theChronicle of being a liberal rag, even though they have endorsed DeLay in all of his races but the last one. When asked, he said, “Absolutely, Ted Cruz is the leader of the Republican Party.” He meantTed will lead them to the Promise Land. I wonder how many Republican office holders or candidates are proud to say Rafael Edward Cruz is their leader and reflects their views. I remember Joe McCarthy, George Wallace, and the KKK. Their very popular times were short lived. Rafael’s time will also pass. He has a 23 percent favorable rating and Hillary 59 percent.*****Gotta go. Come along, I promise it won’t do you no harm. OUR MOST FAMOUS NATIVE DIES Bum Phillips was one of the rare people who comes along from time to time, like John Wayne. He made his mark not only as a coach but also as one of the true grit type country boys who rose to fame. It was his demeanor off the field however, that he’s best remembered for. Over the years, we published many of Bum stories. Just a few weeks ago, on Bum’s 90 birthday, Sept. 29, Mark Dunn wrote about his life. Mark, a photographer, had many occasions to film Coach Phillips, with many stars. With his cowboy boots, hat and western wear he always stood out. Several areas today lay claim to the country’s most famous Bum but it was in Orange, where his baby sister gave him the nickname Bum that he always called home. May he rest in peace. COWBOY JOHN DIES John Garner, 82, who played Cowboy John on Channel 4 children’s show from 1957 to 1972, diedSunday, losing the battle to pancreatic cancer. Garner and John Stevens, who played Black Bart, were favorites for kids throughout the Triangle, mine included. Once a little girl threw up on herself and others around her and a little girl pointed to the floor and shouted, “Cowboy John, look at all the raisins.” What made the show go national however was when a little Black boy was laughing and John said he’d shoot his toe off if he didn’t tell what he was laughing at. The boy responded, “Leroy fatted.” NBC picked the clip up and Huntley and Brinkley that evening said, “Goodnight Leroy, in Port Arthur, Texas.” Services for Garner are pending at Clayton Thompson Funeral Home. We understand initially Glenn Earl turned down the part of Cowboy John so it went to a new employee. TURNING BACK THE HANDS OF TIME 12 Years Ago-2001 A dozen years have gone by since Constable Parker “P.T.” Thompson averted a potential disaster at the courthouse. Someone shouted “Hostage at the courthouse” and Thompson rushed to the second floor where jail inmate Keith Wayne Gonzales was holding Deputy Carla Spell and another prisoner, Curtis Green, in Judge Pat Clark’s courtroom. Gonzales had overpowered Deputy Spells and took her weapon. A Texas Ranger, a D.A. investigator and several sheriff deputies were outside the courtroom. Someone told P.T. who the hostage taker was. Thompson said, “I know that guy.” He had arrested Gonzales in the late 1970’s when he was a teenager for a burglary in Bridge City. He went to the pen, got out, and went back. Deputy Spell was taking him to court for a plea that would net him 33 years for a robbery of Larry’s Chevron on IH-10.He had been in the county jail 140 days. Because Constable Thompson knew Gonzales well, he took over negotiations. He talked to the 41 years old about the past

37 Years Ago-1976 Huey Simon just returned from an elk hunt in Meeker, Colo. He bagged a six-point Royal elk. *****Bill Clark, who is on the staff of Channel 4, will be doing a radio show Saturday morning onKLVI. *****Rosalyn Carter visits area. Mark Dunn gets good pictures. Flo Edgerly is presented a beautiful arrangement of yellow roses, trimmed with peanuts, from Sue Pate, for her hard work in making Mrs. Carter’s visit a success.*****Celebrating a birthday this week is pretty Ann Lieby. What a beauty she is.*****Chief of Police Wilson Roberts also has a birthday in a few days.*****“Pinehurst Linden,” the residence of the late Edgar Brown, Jr., will hold dedication and open house of the mansion when it officially becomes the Brown Center of Lamar University.*****New Bridge City police officers are sworn in by City Attorney H.D. Pate. Officers are Sterling Simoneaux and John Calvert J’Hnowski. (Editor’s note: I wonder what has become of them).*****Weldon’s Bakery, is located in Orange at 1006 ½ Park Ave.*****Pretty, long-leggedLynn Hall is out of the hospital and ready to boogie.*****Construction has begun on the Sonic Drive Inn on Texas Avenue in Bridge City, between P.S. Tire and Dr. Barnett’s office.)*****Granger’s Seafood, 995 W. Roundbunch, now serving a large bowl of shrimp gumbo for $2.25, and also offering all-you-can-eat buffet for $1.85.*****The Bridge City Cards fall to Silsbee Tigers 20-7.*****Little Cypress-Mauriceville played mud bowl and loved it. The Bears beat Crosby Cougars 47-0. TheBears exploded for 21 first quarter points. Wade Rachtik scored first. Quarterback Teddy Gibbons threw a perfect 50-yard pass to split end Jet Toohey. Mark Mortimer scored on a 21-yard pass interception and worked his way to a 38-yard touchdown.*****The Orange Junior Football BC Longhorns midget cheerleaders are Donna Fontenot, Taffy Laster, Shannon Stone, Lana Trahan, Teresa Perry, Misty Matte, Missy Miller, Kathy Fontenot, Lisa Trahan, Rana Matte, Carol Badon and Toby Sauage.***** The Little Cypress-Mauriceville Cub Pee Wee cheerleaders areCarolyn Goddard, Dora Navarro, Gretchen Craft, Traci Craft, Dawn Fuller, Brandy Willis, Karla Hudson and Angel Ellis.*****West Orange royalty are Beverly Mitchell, homecoming queen; Barbara Preston, first runner up; Rhonda Hodge, band sweetheart and Kathy Nelson, football sweetheart.*****Jarvis Buckley elected president of LamarOrange Student Government. Oma Cox came in second. Glen Procella elected vice-president. *****Carl Thibodeaux celebrates a third anniversary of West Orange Pharmacy. Employees are Francine Arthur and Evelyn Hughes. A FEW HAPPENINGS Congrats to our friend attorney Jim Sharon Bearden and his new wife Cassie Caillouet. The couple was married over the weekend in the hill country, on the banks of a historical river. Many family and friends made the trip and had a great time. Cassie is a lovely Bridge City girl who picked Jim for her first and last husband. We wish them many happy, healthy years.*****In the local elections next year all Justice of the Peace officials, Judge Janice Menard, Judge Derry Dunn, Judge David Peck and Judge Rodney Price are running for re-election. Few people realize how much work day and night goes into being a JP. Their work load is as much or more than any elected official. Judge David Peck says, “It’s darn sure a fulltime job.”*****Rayford Jimerson, “Old Tall Pockets” still works out at the gym regularly. He’s trying to live to 115. I wouldn’t bet against it. What a guy. *****We ran into former State Representative, attorney Wayne Peveto. He says he’s never been happier in his life doing what he loves to do. That’s running his ranch. He doesn’t miss the courtroom. Wayne is the grandfather of tax reform in Texas. *****Mr. and Mrs. Feagin are having a big garage sale at 562 Hydrangea on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The Mrs. F. said, “We are scaling down, that’s what old folks do.” She’s quite a character. *****We understand Judy Messer Schumpf, one of Mark’s pretty sisters, had triple bi-pass surgery last week. We wish her a speedy recovery. *****Also our sweetheart Inez Hearne has been under the weather. Our prayers are with her. *****You know you’re in a Red Neck Church if the collection plates are really hubcaps from a ‘56 Chevy. *****A few folks we know celebrating their special day in the next few days. On Oct. 23, Judge Claude Wimberly, a man with a thousand stories, longtime Justice of the Peace, turns 79. A young police sergeant, a 195 Pipefitter, and sitting on the bench has given him a rewarding life with his lovely wifePauline. Happy birthday Judge.***Also celebrating this day is Darryl and Greta’s boy, Eric Brinson, John Clark, Larry Myers and Sara Ethredge.***On Oct. 24, one of our bestest friends, who we worked with since she was 14 and who fought the newspaper grind with us for over 30 years celebrates. She married David Fusilier, had three children and now is a grandmother. Happiest of days Debbie. Also celebrating is longtime friend Mary Stanton, always exciting to be around. I guess when Don retired she did also. Celebrating too is Bridge City football star Jordan Schamber, 18, and Tammy Scales.***Oct. 25 finds Sandi Huckaby, who spent several years with Debbie and the crew at the OVN producing newspapers, celebrating. So does Ramona Scott and Roy Lee Helms. They share this day with James Carville, 69. *****On Oct. 26, Toni Dyer celebrates as does Hunter Smith. They share birthdays with Keith Urban, 46 and Pat Sajak, 67. Clay Dunn

was born on this day in 1893. ***On Oct. 27, a couple of lovely women we are fortunate to know celebrate. An amazing lady, Pearl Myers Burgess, turns 93. What a trip she is. Also a great friend, going back to when we were all too young to realize that someday we’d be old, Betty Harmon celebrates. She andMs. Pearl never let age get in the way. Also marking birthdays are David Dupuis, John Lumpkin and Becky Cooper.***On Oct. 28, these three stooges, Judge Don Burgess, Joe Kazmar and Ron Sigler all celebrate. Also the lovely Heather Dubose and Derrick Cole.***Celebrating on Oct. 29are Emma Scott, Brock LeBlanc, Zach Corbello, Vicki Cormier and our longtime friend Reagan Dugas. Happy birthday to all. Please see complete birthday list. *****Ready for some baseball?Well, the World Series starts this Wednesday pitting the Boston Red Sox and the St. Louis Cardinals to be played at Fenway Park. Red Sox are slim favorites but never count the Cardinals out. The two teams have built plenty of history over the years and this series won’t be different. I believe it will go the full seven games. *****My football weekend was again disappointing. The Aggies and LSU went down, the Texans lost and the only bright spot was the Cowboy win, not a pretty but a win is a win. *****Local high school football is getting down to the nittygritty. Only three games remain. Bridge City will visit Hardin Jefferson, whose hosts are Coach Dwayne Dubois and his quarterback son Camden, both Bridge City natives. It’s a must win for the Cards if they have any chance to make the playoffs. *****West Orange-Stark and Silsbee have two spots locked up and two spots open. The Cards have WO-S and Orangefield, in the Bayou Bowl, left. TheLittle Cypress-Mauriceville Bears have a good shot at the playoffs. They need at least one more win. They meet Lumberton this week and should win. *****The Wednesday Lunch Bunch dines at Robert’s this week and back at Novrozsky’s next week. Everyone is always welcome. *****Think about this: No one ever says, “It’s only a game when their team is winning.”*****aNe Insurance is holding a customer appreciation at their office Oct. 25, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be plenty of refreshments, boudain, hot links and fellowship. Y’all come.*****Coming soon on Hwy. 87 and Texas Ave. in Bridge City, across from Walmart is a large Racetrack store.*****A gallop poll says 58 percent of Americans now say Marijuana should be legalized. BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK Mittie Ledoux, Eric Brinson, Jewel Merchant, Jimmy Byrd, Laqueta McLellan, Lisa Stewart, Pat New, Sara Ethredge, Sarah Halliburton, Shery Martz, Thomas Fleming, Brandy Cardner, Danny Jennings, Lainey Zenos, Beth Wilson, John Clark, Larry Myers, Debbie Fusilier, Cheyenne Sweet, Bailey Berry, Ron Batchelor, Tammy Scales, Victoria Brown, Dale Morris, Darren Wilson, Jordan Schamber, Mary Stanton, Marilyn Fonthieu, Ramona Scott, Ramona Valentine, Connie Curphey, Mary Chamblee, Sandy Huckaby, Roy Lee Helm, Ken Soileau, Rachel Sanders, Tanner George, Connor Ziller, Evan Swenson, Phyllis Yeats, Deedra Wilson, Toni Dyer, Don Cummings, Geneva Buker, Hunter Smith, Rene Marsolan, Dan Sanders, Brent Burch, David Dupuis, John Lumpkin, Nathan Coffey, Pierce Butler, Pearl Stanfield, Betty Trantham, Betty Harmon, Becky Cooper, Derrick Cole, Chris Stone, Ronna Dickman, Ronnie Moerbe, Barbara McLellan, Cori Woodard, Heather Dubose, Beverly Brown, Don Burgess, Joe Kazmar, Ron Sigler, Brandon Allensworth, Emma Scott, Brock LeBlanc, Vicki Cormier, Zach Corbello. CAJUN STORY OF THE WEEK Las Saturday, PeeWee Comeaux him, was sitting at the bar at TeeBoy’s Bar & Grill. He was plenty drunk him, wen he got up from da bar. He fall twice on his way to da bashroom. A few minutes later, a loud, blood-curdling scream came from da bashroom. In a little bit another scream dat shake da building was heard. TeeBoy him go see wat da drunk him was screaming bout. TeeBoy say, “PeeWee, wat da hell you screaming bout, you scaring my customers?” PeeWee say, “I’m jus sitting here on da toilet and every time I try to flush me something come up and squeeze da devil out of my privates, and boy it hurts.” Tee Boy opens da door and looked in. Den he say, “PeeWee, you damn drunk idiot, you sitting on da mop bucket you.” C’EST TOUT No big surprise that Congressman Steve Stockman would do something illegal. His history is marred with incidents of legal controversy. According to the Chronicle, in the latest campaign irregularity he lied to regulators about campaign donations. It involved $15,000. Jane Dodd reported as having donated $7,500 in order to hide illegal money said, “I never sent any money, I didn’t do this.” Just one example of Stockman laundering dirty money. Here’s a congressman “Ours” who has done nothing for his district. He’s voted for nothing to advance the county. He even voted against the Farm Bill and like Cruz, voted against helping the victims of Hurricane Sandy. Republicans will surely run someone against him in the primaries. You will be surprised who one of the candidates will be.Regardless, he needs to go. He can’t help us in any way and he’s poison to the Republican establishment. It’s $180,000 a year down a gar hole. That’s what gerrymandering districts got us but I’m still surprised that Orange County voters fell for it. Maybe it was a wake up call. I know manyIndependents have seen the light and in time will bring changes.*****Well, I thank you for all the great response. Please read us cover to cover, shop our family of advertisers and visit us on the web therecordlive. com. Don’t forget to buckle up. Seat belts are not as confining as wheelchairs. Have a nice week. Take care and God bless.

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Down Life’s Highway: Bum Lives in Many Memories n He was proud of being country, respected by comon folks and presidents O.A. “Bum” Phillips, Orange County’s most famous native born Sept. 29, 1923, at home on John Street. Whenever asked, he said he was from Orange, Texas. As far as I know all of his children, including Houston coach Wade were born in Orange. Bum’s roots ran deep in Orange County. All of his family is buried here and several years ago he told me he would be buried here also. Plans change however, he so loved his ranch in Goliad that he chose to be buried under his favorite Oak tree at the horse ranch. A million words will be written about his death and his life. Everyone who has ever known him has a story. I have had the good fortune, over several decades, to have known him and in every occasion I was around him was special to me. We never had a personal relationship but he was really kind to me when we communicated in person, by phone or letter. I received a two page letter from him that I cherish. During Hurricane Ike, he had agreed that if we built a sports museum he would donate some of his items to it Years went by and the museum never got off the ground. He donated much of his stuff to other places. Over the years I tried to convince community leaders to honor those natives that shine a bright star on Orange County. “Bum” was known and loved around the country. The only item I know of that was donated was Bum’s Stetson hat, his

favorite western hat he said. While doing a fund raiser for his friend the late W.T. Oliver the Stetson was auctioned off and Danny Brack ended up with it. Bum did a lot to help W.T. with his Hughen School endeavors. The Bum Phillips Celebrity Golf Tournament and the Bob Hope events were promoted by Oliver. I was lucky to be one of W.T.’s friends and got in on many of the private moments with a lot of celebrities. Once when I owned the Crawfish Bucket restaurant in Nederland Bum and some of the New Orleans Saints players and coaches loaded the place down. It was a fun evening. The reason I mention this particular occasion is because it’s the only picture ever taken, that I’m aware of, in which Bum is wearing a hat indoors. Even in the Dome he went bareheaded. His mom had told him to not wear a hat indoors. He took one of my Crawfish Bucket hats. Wade commented, “I know who he will give that hat to.” I was with Bum when Earl Campbell came into the room. Bum asked, “EC, what happened, you told me you were coming to New Orleans?” Bum said, “That’s OK E.C., but you should have let me know, I had made the arrangements.” Earl, who Bum called E.C. had resigned with Houston after telling Bum he would follow him to the Saints. They remained lifelong friends, very close. I was once in the presence of Bum and Terry Bradshaw, who had beaten Bum’s Oilers in two big games. Bum made remarks about the two most important games in his coaching career. He was fond of Terry and admired his toughness. Bum remained close to many of his former players who visited him regularly. Of all the many stars I got to be around Bum always stood out. I’m talking about big stars. Bum would say, “I’ve been in the presence of presidents and other notables but none impressed me more than Coach Bear Bryant.” That’s the way I feel about our Orange native.

A rare picture of Bum wearing a hat indoors. Roy Dunn presented the crawfish bucket cap at his restaurant in Nederland.

Many will remember how Bum hung out in Bridge City while his old teammate at SFA and friend Chief Wilson, who recently died, marched towards a state football championship. Bum was an assistant at the University of Houston at the time. He said Steve Worster was the best recruit in the country, yet he didn’t use his friendship to persuade Steve to attend Houston. I’m sure Worster has some Bum Phillips stories. Everyone does. I could tell dozens more but I’m just thankful for the memories.

When Bum was with the Saints, a large group of us from the Golden Triangle chartered cars on the Sunset Limited and called it “Bum’s Luv Train.” Bum, the Saints coach, had purchased tickets for all of us. I still have that Luv Train cap. Private services will be held at his ranch and a memorial will be held next Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. at Lakewood Church in Houston. Coach Phillips still has many relatives in Orange, the place he never forgot. I’ll always be grateful our path down life’s highway crossed.

Lions from across East Texas live up to their motto, “WE SERVE” Staff Report

For The Record

Lions from across 16 counties in Eastern Texas came to Orange last weekend for a District Cabinet Meeting. District 2-S1 of the Texas Lions includes 52 individual Lions Clubs, 3 Lioness Clubs, and 9 Leo Clubs. There are five Lions Clubs in Orange County; the Orange Lions Club hosted the quarterly Cabinet Meeting held on the campus of Lamar State College – Orange.

The mission statement of Lions International is “to empower volunteers to serve their communities, meet humanitarian needs, encourage peace and promote international understanding through Lions clubs.” These Lions not only talk-the-talk, they walk-the-walk. Even with all of the rainsoaked ground in Orange, a large group of local and visiting Lions spent time cleaning up areas in Orange, West Orange and Pinehurst. Coordinated by Keep Orange County Beautiful, teams went out and picked up litter in four different locations around town.

Wal-Mart #777 in Orange, Shangri La Botanical Gardens, and the Greater Orange Area Chamber of Commerce each provided supplies in support of the cleanup teams. Orange is lucky to have such cooperation among private sector and non-profit organizations working together to improve our community. The Orange Lions Club meets on the 2nd & 4th Mondays at 6:30 p.m. at the Brown Estate, 4205 Park Avenue in Orange. Applicants for membership are always welcome. For more information, contact L. E. “Stump” Weatherford, Past District Governor, at (409) 313-0827.

Keep Orange County Beautiful (KOCB) is a non-profit organization whose vision is see Orange County become the cleanest and one of the most beautiful areas in Texas. KOCB has chosen to focus its efforts on two prime areas – Trees and Trash. KOCB’s mission is to educate, organize, and implement programs to achieve its vision. Further information can be found on the website ( or email to Texas Lions Page 6A


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Project gradation kicks off 3 more fundraisers Staff Report

For The Record

Pictured are volunteers from the Lions Club District 2-S1 Cabinet meeting and J David Derosier, Chairman of Keep Orange County Beautiful, displaying some of the trash collected from Orange, West Orange, and Pinehurst.

Members of Project Graduation are at it again and this time with delicious food items for the public to purchase. According to Hilton Bacon, president of the 2014 project graduation, the purpose is to raise money throughout the year and to give the graduating class the opportunity to go out with a “bang” by giving them a party and keeping them safe and off the streets on graduation night. They will kick off their events with a Senior Night. Everyone is welcome to celebrate the 2014 upcoming graduating class with warm bowls of gumbo. There is dine in and carry out available. Diners can go to the Bridge City Middle School on Nov. 1 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. They will be served chicken and sausage gumbo with rice, crackers, a dessert and iced tea. For those who can’t stay, there is also carry-out. There is boxed dinners for sale. Gumbo will also be sold by the pint or quart. Pre-orders can be done online at bcprojectgraduation2014@ or call 409-474-1743. The following day, on Nov. 2, Project Graduation will be at Walgreens on Texas Ave. hosting a link and bake sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Finally, they are selling cooked pork roasts for $30 each. Local restaurateur, Van Choate, will be cooking the roasts. Orders are due by Nov. 13. The roasts will be ready to go on November 20th. Pre-orders can be e-mailed to bcprojectgraduation2014@live. com or call 409-356-7534.

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Community Bulletin Board OC Historical Society to meet The Orange County Historical Society will have their annual dinner meeting at 6 p.m. on Nov. 12 at PK’s Grill located on Strickland Drive. The after dinner speakers will be Jo Ann Stiles and Ellen Rienstra of the Stark Foundation. They will present some of their research on the Brown, Stark and Lutcher families. To make a reservation please call 409-988-5523 or email and give your name and number (including yourself) of those planning to attend.

Edward Jones offices join local food drive Local Edward Jones branches are supporting a Fall Food Drive benefiting Orange Christian Services. The Orange and Bridge City area Edward Jones offices are currently collecting non-perishable food items at their locations until Friday, Nov. 15. Orange Christian Services provides assistance throughout all of Orange County and is a partner agency with Southeast Texas Food Bank. The Edward Jones branch offices are unable to accept financial contributions for O.C.S. but will be happy to provide you with O.C.S. contact information. Any and all donated items will be greatly appreciated.

OC Christian Writers Guild to meet


The Orange County Christian Writers Guild is scheduled to


~ Nancy’s Kitchen ~ Nancy McWhorter For The Record

Men do cook. Haven’t you noticed most professional chefs are men? In homes around the country there are plenty of men that enjoy cooking. They also make the best outdoor grillers. My grandson-in-law, John Rohrer, is one of those men that is comfortable helping my granddaughter, Cassie in the kitchen. Cassie related a humorous incident to me during the period they were dating each other. At the time, John was living in an apartment. Cassie was visiting him and decided she would cook him a meal. In his kitchen cabinets, she searched and found a box of Hamburger Helper. Then she started searching in the freezer for the ground beef but could find none. She asked him “Where is the beef?” He told her there was no problem; he just followed the package directions on the box omitting the meat. I guess that would be a savings on the budget alright but I wonder about the taste. Since getting married, he has discovered my Cassie is a skilled cook; no more meatless Hamburger Helpers. This KEEPER recipe is John’s own special. He commented it is a simple recipe that can be whipped up anytime and is easy to remember. When he prepares these bars, he always gets compliments and requests for him to make more. He stated any type of nuts may be substituted in place of the almonds if you

meet Nov. 5 at the Brown Hearing Center, 105 Camellia, Orange. Go to the side parking lot, to the back door and up the stairs. They invite the public and their friends to join them, “so we can encourage one another in our writing projects,” said Karen Stevens. If you have any questions, email or call her at 409 988-2588.

OCSO Alumni holds fundraiser To help raise money for much needed equipment to continue their efforts, the Orange County Sheriff ’s Office alumni are holding fundraisers. The first one is a raffle. Tickets are $1 each. The prizes are an Apple Ipod mini, adirondack furniture, a Bushnell Sportsman Scope and a Garmin eTrex 20. The drawing will be Oct. 24. There may be added prizes before the drawing is conducted. To purchase tickets or to make a donation contact Linda at 409-880-6356. The alumi is looking to increase their membership as well. For more information contact Badeaux and he said he will be more than happy to assist.

WO City Council meeting cancelled The Oct. 28 meeting of the West Orange City Council has been cancelled. The next meeting has been scheduled by Mayor McDonald for 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 18.

LC Baptist Church hosts fall fest Little Cypress Baptist Church is having a fall festival Sat. Oct. 26 at 3274 Little Cypress Drive, Orange. The Fun Begins at 6:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. There will be Trunk or Treat (No scary costumes please), food, carnival games, face painting, Moonwalk, prize walk and much more. Join them for good clean family fun.

Donations of blankets and jackets sought The Ladies Auxiliary to Orange VFW Post 2775 are collecting blankets and winter jackets as their Make A Difference Day project. All items need to be in good condition and clean. The 25th of October the ladies will meet at the post and load up the items and deliver them to the Veterans Homeless Shelter. Items can be delivered after 3 p.m. Monday thru Saturday to the VFW Hall on Highway 87 North or to Chairman Jeanette Clark at 3705 Martin St. in Pinehurst. For additional information, contact Clark at 409-883-0264.

LCE PTO hosts Fall Festival The Little Cypress Elementary PTO is hosting a Fall Festival from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Nov. 16. There will be games and activities for the kids along with the vendor booths and food. Potential vendors are welcome to inquire. For more information,

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wish. Since I am not a fan of semisweet chocolate, I would use milk chocolate chips instead. That is my opinion; the choice is yours. Thanks for the recipe John. JOHN’S TOFFEE BARS

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2 cups butter 2 cups white sugar ¼ tsp. salt 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips 1 cup finely chopped almonds

In a large heavy bottomed saucepan, combine the butter, sugar and salt. Cook over medium heat, stirring until the butter is melted. Allow to come to a boil, and cook until the mixture becomes a dark amber color and the temperature has reached 285 degrees. Stir occasionally. While the toffee is cooking, cover a large baking sheet with foil or parchment paper As soon as the toffee reaches the proper temperature, pour it out onto the prepared baking sheet. Sprinkle the chocolate chips over the top and let it set for a minute or two to soften. Spread the chocolate into a thin, even layer once it is melted. Sprinkle the nuts over the chocolate, and press in slightly. Putting a plastic bag over your hand will minimize the mess. Place the toffee in the refrigerator to chill until set. Break into pieces and store in an airtight container. I believe my Cassie is blessed that John is her husband and soul-mate. contact Tiffany Richards at (409) 988-1455 or tiffden@yahoo. com.

WOS Pink Out ticket sales The WOS Varsity football ticket sales vs. Buna, this Friday, Oct. 25 will be on sale in the Athletic office Wednesday - 1-3 p.m., Thursday - 9 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1-3 p.m., Friday - 9 a.m.-12 p.m. only Ticket prices are $5 for adults and $2 for students. All tickets at the gate are $5. Game time is 7 p.m.

OCP presents “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” is an Andrew Lloyd Webber musical with lyrics by Tim Rice. The Biblical saga of Joseph and his coat of many colors comes to vibrant life in this delightful musical parable. Joseph, his father’s favorite son, is a boy blessed with prophetic dreams. When he is sold into slavery by his jealous brothers and taken to Egypt, Joseph endures a series of adventures in which his spirit and humanity are continually challenged. Set to an engaging cornucopia of musical styles, from country-western and calypso to bubble-gum pop and rock ‘n’ roll, this Old Testament tale emerges both timely and timeless.” Show dates are Nov. 7-9, 14-16 at 7:37 p.m., Nov. 10 and 17 at 2:37 p.m. General admission tickets are: adults $15 and student $10 Call 409-882-9137 for reservations You can also purchase tickets online through our website For information call 409-886-1609

“Coats for Kids” will keep kids warm this winter The Salvation Army in Orange is holding “Coats for Kids,” a coat drive from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 8. Coats sizes infant to 12 years of age are being accepted. For added convenience, this warm contribution can be made without leaving your vehicle. Coats for Kids is a program designed by The Salvation Army of Orange as an effort to bridge the gap between the holiday giving time and when it is time to bundle-up children for cold weather. “Coats are a common request from parents for their children during our Angel Tree drive at Christmas time,” explains Capt. Michael Cox, “but in our area it is often difficult to purchase coats until after the first of the year and after our toy drive is complete.” Coats will be distributed to kids in Orange County from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. on Dec. 11. Those who would like to receive a coat must be registered with The Salvation Army located at 1950 MLK Drive in Orange. For more information about the program, please contact The Salvation Army at 409-291-8400.

GOACC seeking nominations for annual meeting The Greater Orange Area Chamber of Commerce is now accepting nominations for the 2013 Citizen of the Year, 2013 Non Profit Community Service Award, and 2013 Community Service Business Award. All nominations will be due by noon, Tuesday, Nov. 12. Awards will be presented at the Annual Dinner on Dec. 10. To obtain nomination forms and guidelines please visit the Chamber Web site or contact the Chamber office.

Donations sought for BC Library rummage sale The Friends of the Bridge City Public Library are taking donations for the rummage sale that will be held Saturday, Nov. 9 in the library expansion. All funds from the sale will be used for the completion of the empty expansion.  To date, The Friends have raised funds for the next phase, which will be air conditioning and cabling.  If anyone has something to donate for the rummage sale, they are asked to bring it to the Bridge City Public Library located at 101 Parkside Drive in Bridge City during normal library hours.  Hours are  10 a.m. to 6 p.m. , Monday  through  WednesBulletins Page 9A


• The Record • Week of Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Deaths and Memorials Services to be Held Ruby M. Richardson Orange Ruby M. Richardson, 91, of Orange, passed away Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013, at Golden Years Nursing Home in Orange. A graveside service will be 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24 at Orange Forest Lawn Cemetery near West Orange. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. Thursday, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Born in Hessmer, La. on Oct. 25, 1921, Ruby was the daughter of Fulgence and Elzida (Nucer) Villemarette. Ruby served in the U.S. Army Air Corps and worked at DuPont for 20 years. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Ralph Leo Richardson; daughter, Carylon Richardson Trahan; two brothers; and one sister. Ruby is survived by her daughter, Marylon Richardson of Orange; grandchildren, Keith Trahan and wife, Jennifer of Houma, La., Jennifer Trahan of Waco; and two great-grandchildren, BriAnna and Seth Trahan. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Golden Years Assisted Living, 16532 Hwy 62 South, Orange, Texas 77630 or Odyssey Health Care, 550 Fannin Street Suite 1230, Beaumont, Texas 77701.

W.R. Bryan Orange W.R. Bryan, 73, of Orange passed away at Harbor House Hospice on Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013. A gathering of friends and family will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 27 at the Hamilton Catering Building at 10861 Hwy 62 N, in Mauriceville. He was born in Birthright, Texas on Nov. 9, 1939 to Lacy and Edith Bryan. His family moved to Orange during World War II to work in the shipyards. He graduated from West Orange High School in 1958. He began working at age 8 shining shoes in his Uncle R.J. Bryan’s barber shop. At age 13 he ran a service station on Simmons Drive in Orange. He was an industrial painter for many years before purchasing the family business. His businesses included: Bryan & Bryan Paint Center, Bryan & Bryan Construction Company, Coastal Technicians, and Myra’s Creative Arts. He is also a partner in Tuffy’s Catering. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and many other outdoor activities. His greatest joy was spending time with his kids and grandkids. Per his request his body was donated to scientific research. He was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents, and sister, Cheryl Ann Brister. W.R. is survived by his wife of 53 years, Barbara Bryan; son Billy Bryan and friend Jennifer Donnell of Buna; two daughters, Edie Edwards and husband Mark of Whitehouse, and Peggy Talmadge and husband Ross of Buna; nine grandchildren, Blake Bryan and wife Lindsey of Conroe, Josh Bryan and friend Katrina Kielman of Dickinson, Amber Steltz and husband Brandon of New Bern, N.C., Shayla Bryan of Buna, Tiffany Baker and husband Colby of Beaumont, Ben Edwards and wife Brandi of Denver, Colo., Jennifer Parker and husband Jason of Buna, Jessica Talmadge of Buna, and Jake Talmage and wife Courtney of Buna; and his six great-grandchildren, Jasper Bryan, Kenslee Blackwell, Alexis Worthy, Kyndall Baker, Harley Parker, and Jabe Parker. He is also survived by one brother, Ike Bryan of Sanger, Calif. and two sisters, Geneva Miller of Hot Springs, Ark. and Nancy Wilson of Talco, Texas. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you make a donation to a charity of your choice.

Sarah Bednar Kountze Sarah Bednar, 45, of Kountze, a former resident of Beaumont, passed away Monday, Oct. 21,

2013, at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont. A memorial service will be 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24 at Claybar Funeral Home Chapel in Orange. Officiating will be Brother Nathan Keating, pastor of Parkway Life Church in Lumberton. Cremation will be under the direction of Claybar Haven of Rest Crematory in Bridge City. The family will receive friends beginning at 1 p.m., Thursday, prior to Sarah’s Memorial Service. Born in Pittsburgh, Pa. on March 9, 1968, Sarah was the daughter of William Joseph Bednar and Ina Jeane Lockart. Sarah was a dog groomer at Hairy’s Dog Grooming in Lumberton. Sarah had a loving compassionate heart for all animals and has helped many stray dogs find a better life, many times at her home. She was a loving daughter, sister and friend who will be truly missed by all who knew and loved her. Sarah is survived by her longtime best friend, Bobby Copland and his son, Chip Copeland of Kountze; father, Will Bednar and wife, Deborah of Orange; mother, Ina Jeane Lockart- Neilon of Beaumont; son, Mark Block of Beaumont; twin sister, Susie Bednar of Orange; sister, Beth Lack of Mauriceville; and brother, Mark Bednar of Allen. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Humane Society of Southeast Texas; 2050 Spindletop Ave, Beaumont, Texas 77705. Sarah is preceded in death by her beloved pets.

Arthur George Chachere Orange Arthur George Chachere, 81, of Orange passed away on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013 at The Meadows Nursing Home. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013 at 7 p.m. at Dorman Funeral Home, with gathering of family and friends from 5 p.m. until service time. Family will hold a private burial at a later date. He was native of Houston; born on Nov. 24, 1931 to the late Odeila (Johnson) and Arthur Chachere. He had lived in Houston, Vinton and the last two years in Orange. He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Orange. He served his country proudly in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. Arthur was a loving person who will be missed dearly by all. He was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Chachere He is survived by his daughter, Sheri Wooten and husband, John of Porter, Texas; son, Steve Chachere and wife, Roxane of Houston; sister, Marie Gibson of San Antonio; brother, Dean Chachere of Houston, seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren Condolences may be sent for the family at

Fred Earl King Jr. Mauriceville Fred Earl King Jr., 83, of Mauriceville, went to be with his Lord, on Monday, Oct. 21, 2013 after an extended illness. He was at home, where he wanted to be, surrounded by family. Visitation will be held at Claybar Funeral Home, Friday, Oct. 25 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Funeral services will be at First Baptist Church of Mauriceville, Saturday, Oct. 26 at 10 a.m. Fred was born in Beaumont on Sept. 10, 1930 to Fred Sr. and Azalea King. He is pre-deceased by his parents and his brother, Jon King. He leaves his beloved wife of 60 years, Edna Jewell King. They were married on Aug. 29, 1953.

They were blessed with two children, Steven Earl King and Kathy Ann Tirrill. In addition to his children, daughter-inlaw, Karen King. He was known as Pawpaw to his grandchildren; Brandon, Ryan, Porter, Sabrina and Audrey. His brother, Jack King and wife, LaRue, sister-in law Bennie King, many nieces, nephews and countless close friends survive him. Fred was an active member of First Baptist Church of Mauriceville, where he served as a Deacon and was a Master Mason in Lodge Madison No. 126, Orange. Fred retired after working for Ameripol Synpol, City of Orange, and Gulf States Utilities. For friends who desire, contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church Mauriceville Building Fund. Pallbearers will be Brandon King, Gary King, Rick Johnson, Jeff Sherrod, Gary Sherrod, and Porter Tirrill. Honorary pallbearers will be Gene Smith, A.J. Brown, Jerry White, and Johnnie Ray Smith. Condolences for the family may be left at: http://www.

Services Held Harold Loyd Smith Orange Harold Loyd Smith, 86, of Orange, passed away Monday, Oct. 14, 2013, at The Meadows in Orange. Funeral Services were held at 10 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 17 at The First Church of the Nazarene in Orange. Officiating was Pastor Steve Vaughn and Pastor K. Ray McDowell. Interment followed at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens near Bridge City. Serving as pallbearers were Jason Smith, Eric Smith, Brandon Smith, Adam Cochran, Mike Feagin and Tommy Seimar. Honorary pallbearers were the Friendship Class at The First Church of the Nazarene and Bill Garrett. Visitation was Wednesday at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Born in Beaumont on May 18, 1927, Harold was the son of Floyd Fleming Smith and Alita (Broussard) Smith. Harold served in the U.S. Navy and later retired from DuPont after 30 years. He started Eastex Plastics and served for four years as president. Harold was an active member of The First Church of the Nazarene for 26 years. He loved his church and church family. He is preceded in death by his parents; grandchildren, Adrienne Claire Smith and Alita Kathryn Smith and sister, Betty Ducote. Harold is survived by his wife, Grace (Borchers) Smith of Orange; sons, Harold Smith Jr. and wife Deanna, and David B. Smith and wife, Nancy, both of Houma, La.; daughter, Patti Smith Co-

chran and husband, Lawrence of New Roads, La.; grandchildren, Jason Smith and wife, Christy, Eric Smith and wife, Heidi, Brandon Smith and wife, Leslie, Adam Cochran; six greatgrandchildren; brother, Billy Floyd Smith; sisters, Barbara Cannon and Linda Berger and Mike Feagin. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Parkinson’s Disease Foundation or to The First Church of the Nazarene, 3810 Martin Luther King Dr., Orange, TX 77632.

Velma Wiley McLewis Velma Wiley, 98, a longtime resident of McLewis Community in Orange, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013, at Meadows Nursing Home in Orange. Funeral services were 10 a.m., Friday, Oct. 18 at Claybar Funeral Home Chapel in Orange. Officiating was the Rev. Jeff Bell of Calvary Baptist Church in Port Acres. Burial followed at Autumn Oaks Memorial Park in McLewis Community in Orange. Visitation was Thursday at the funeral home. Born in Trousdale, Okla., on May 22, 1915, Velma was the daughter of Walter Hoofard and Ester (Catledge) Hoofard. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Orangefield. Velma was a loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother, and friend. She will be truly missed by all who knew and loved her. Velma was a seamstress and enjoyed quilting. All of her family has received one of her quilts that were made with love. She was preceded in death by her husband, Virgil Wiley; parents, Walter and Ester Hoofard; son, Kenneth Wiley; daughter, Virgilene Ortolon; two sisters; three brothers; a greatgrandson; a great-granddaughter; and a great-great-granddaughter. Velma is survived by her son, Darrell Wiley and wife, Jean of Bridge City; son-in-law, James Ortolon of Buna; 10 grandchildren; 26 great grandchildren; 32 great-great-grandchildren; and brothers, Woodrow Hoofard of Paynes Creek, Calif., and Royce Hoofard of Red Bluff, Calif.

Serving as pallbearers were her grandsons, Mike Wiley, Melvin Riddick, Jerome Sylvia, Phillip Beard, David Ortolon, Randy Ortolon, Bernie Peveto, and Kenny Wiley.

Bobbie Lee Ward Orange Bobbie Lee Ward, 79, of Orange, died Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013, at Silsbee Oaks Health Care. Funeral services were 2 p.m., Friday, Oct. 18, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating was Chris Eppler and Justin McCorkle, both of Mauriceville Church of Christ. Burial was at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens near Bridge City. Visitation was Thursday at the funeral home. Born in Navarro County, Texas, on Nov. 1, 1933, Bobbie was the son of Robert M. and Gladis Bell (Green) Ward. He served in the U.S. Army and worked as a teacher for West Orange-Cove for over 32 years. He was a member of the Mauriceville Church of Christ. Bobbie loved football, especially the Mustangs; and he loved his garden. Bobbie is survived by his wife, Sybil Ward of Mauriceville; daughter, Jenny Burgins and husband Randy of Rockmart, Ga.; sons, Michael Anthony Ward and wife Nina of Mauriceville, David Lee Ward of Mauriceville; grandchildren, Jason, Jessica, Josh, Rachel, Tina, Mark, Justin; and six greatgrandchildren.

Chester Field Stakes Jr. Bridge City Chester Field Stakes Jr., 81, of Bridge City, passed away


Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013, at the Medical Center of Southeast Texas in Port Arthur. Born in Port Arthur on May 23, 1932, Chester was the son of Chester F. Stakes Sr. and Irene (Stutes) Stakes. Chester served in the National Guard and worked at DuPont in maintenance for 18 years. He was a member of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Bridge City. He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Chester Echo Stakes; and daughter, Rosetta (Tiny) Head. Chester is survived by his wife of 64 years, Mrya Stakes of Bridge City; daughters, Linda Brown of Kokomo, Ind., Anna (Sissy) Woodham of Ind., Patricia Collier of Bridge City, Donna Fells of Orange and Winnie Whitton of Jasper; son, Loyd Stakes of Bridge City; 19 grandchildren; and 30 great-grandchildren. The family had a Memorial Gathering Saturday, Oct. 19 at 256 Edgerly Drive, Bridge City, Texas 77611. Cremation was held under the direction of Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.

Frances Dyson Orange Frances Dyson, 91, of Orange, passed away Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013, at Oakwood Manor in Vidor. A graveside service was held Monday, Oct. 21, at Evergreen Obits Page 9A





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Cemetery in Orange. Officiating was the Rev. Kevin Brown, pastor of First Baptist Church in Mauriceville. Serving as pallbearers were Dan Sadler, Justin Hutto, Weldon Smith, Christian Johnson, Steven Roe, Richard Harper and Gene Harper. Visitation was Sunday, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Born in Cisco, Texas on May 6, 1922, Frances was the daughter of Bernard Oliver Brady and Ruby (Jemerson) Brady. Following the death of her mother, her father married Virgie Brady who raised Frances as her own daughter. Frances retired as supervisor from Cliff’s 7-11 convenience stores. She was an exceptional seamstress. Her greatest joy was sewing clothes for her children and grandchildren. Frances cherished her children, grandchildren and family and will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her. She was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil Travis Dyson; children, Mary Lou Sadler, Billy Dyson and Bobby Dyson; and sisters, Doris Cooper and Madie Harper. Frances is survived by her daughter-in-law, Gwen Dyson of Orange; grandchildren, Heather Dyson, Robin Dyson, Daniel Wayne Sadler, David Lee Sadler and Suzanne Lenae Hutto, all of Orange; greatgrandchildren, Taylor Hutto, Josey Hutto, Jenna Hutto, Tyler Hutto, Hanna Sadler, Abby Sadler and Carley Lowe; sisters, Diane Pinder and husband, Diddy of Vinton, La. and Billie Gresham and husband, Ed of Arlington; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Master Zion Williams Orange The life of Master Zion Wil-

liams, 3 weeks old, was celebrated during graveside services Saturday, Oct 19, 2013 at 3 p.m. at Hollywood Community Cemetery. He died Oct. 8, 2013. Survivors include his parents, Elayah Finister and Andy Williams, brother Zachery Williams, sisters, Nadgra Williams and Zyrie Williams, grandparents, Sharon Judge, Elijah Finister and Melvin Gilbert Sr., and great grandparent Euna Williams.

The Rev. Tommy M. Forward Orange The Celebration of Life for The Rev. Tommy M. Forward, 67, of Orange, was held Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Mount Zion Baptist Church. Rites of Christian Burial followed in Hollywood Community Cemetery under the direction of Sparrow Funeral Home. Visitation was Saturday at the church. He died Oct. 12, 2013. An Orange native and 1965 graduate of M.B. North High School, he was an Associate Minister at the Mount Zion Church, and a member of the Orange Citywide Brotherhood. In 2003 he retired from Print Pak Inc. as an operator. Survivors include sons Timmy Forward and Keith Forward, sister, Elder Debra Hines, and six grandchildren.

Willie Kate Moreau Orange Willie Kate Moreau, 81, of Orange passed away on Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013 at her residence. She was a native of Birmingham, Ala.; born on July 3, 1932 to the late Katherine

(Wilkerson) and Willy Clyde Mills. She had lived in the Orange area for 42 years and was a lifelong Methodist. Willie enjoyed gardening and caring for her children. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Registered Nursing from the University of Kentucky. Mrs. Moreau was a loving mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend who will be dearly missed by all. She was preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Willy Mills; brother, Willy Clyde “Dub” Mills Jr. She is survived by her sons, Dal Moreau III and wife, Debbie of Orange, Luke Moreau and wife, Cindy of Needville, Chuck Moreau and wife, Suzanne of College Station, David Moreau and wife, Sydney of Orange; sisters, Thelma Dowland of Milam, Tenn., Patsy Mills of Hyde Park, N.Y. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Tiffany, Ryan, Brandon, Ashley, Cory, Chandler, Laura, Lindsey, Dustin, Mallory, Matt and five great-grandchildren. The family held a private Memorial Service in her honor on Sunday, Oct. 20, at her request. Services were held under the direction of Dorman Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.dormanfuneralhome. com.

Gary M. Patten Orange Gary M. Patten, 50, of Orange, passed away Friday, Oct. 18, 2013, at Baptist Hospital Orange. Visitation was held at 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 21, 2013 at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. A service of remembrance followed at 7 p.m. Gary was born Sept. 20, 1963 in Orange to Emery



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day; Thursday is late night open from 1 p.m. until 7 p.m. and from  9 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. only on Friday.

Hunter Education Safety Class Texas Parks & Wildlife Hunter Education Safety Class is scheduled for 6:30-9:30 p.m. on Monday Oct. 28 and Tuesday Oct. 29. You must attend both sessions. Certification is required if you are at least 17 uears old and were born on or after Sept. 2, 1971 to hunt in Texas. You can become certified if you are at least 9 years old. This is not just for hunters, anyone with firearms can benefit from this class. Call Danny Odom to register at 883-8118.

Democratic Party to hold meeting The Orange County Democratic Party monthly meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 24 at the Orange County Commissioners’ Courtroom, 234 S. 6th St. in Orange. The party is recruiting volunteers, precinct chairs and precinct captains. Those interested can either attend the meeting or call 409-882-9620.

Honey Bears Bulls and Barrels Rodeo Oct. 26 The Little Cypress Mauriceville Honey Bear Drill Team will hold their eighth annual Bulls and Barrels Rodeo, at 5 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 26 at the Cowboy Church of Orange County Arena, located at 673 FM 1078, Orange, Texas. The show is open to those wishing to participate in bull riding or barrel racing. Other events will include mutton busting (sheep riding) for younger cowboys and cowgirls. Rodeo “Jack” and Betty (Lester) Patten. He is preceded in death by his daughter, Sarah Patten; son, Jack Patten; father, Emery “Jack” Patten and brother, David Patten. He is survived by his moth-

contestants wishing to enter should call Brittney Wacasey at 817-253-3042. The rodeo is open to the public and admission is $5 per person. The Honey Bears will facilitate the rodeo operations including registration procedures and concessions sales. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Honey Bear Drill Team program. This event has become an LCM tradition and provides quality family entertainment for residents of Southeast Texas and Southwest Louisiana.

VFW patriotic contests for students announced Orange Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2775 and The Ladies Auxiliary have all materials and criteria in all local schools for the Voice of Democracy and Patriot’s Pen contests. Voice of Democracy Audio/Essay Scholarship Contest is for Students 9-12th grades. Local Scholarship Awards of $300, $200 and $100 will be awarded. Patriot’s Pen Essay Contest is for 6th-8th grades with local cash awards of $150, $100, $75 and $50. Outstanding Citizenship Education Teacher of the Year is for three levels-Kindergarten through 5th, 6th-8th and 9th-12th grades. Home-schooled students are eligible to enter all contest. Foreign Exchange Students are not eligible. All entries must be in the hands of the Ladies Auxiliary or VFW no later than Friday Nov. 1. Late entries will not be accepted. First place winners in Voice of Democracy, Patriot’s Pen and Teacher of the Year will advance to the District level of competition for additional awards. The first place District winners advance to State Level. The State winners will advance to National where awards are even greater.

er, Elizabeth “Betty” Patten of Orange; daughters and sonsin-law, Elizabeth “Ellie” and Erik Duhon of Bridge City and Laurie and Colin Echols of Beaumont and grandchildren, Payton Waldrum of Deweyville, Harley and Scarlett Duhon of Orange and Adison and Audrey Echols of Beaumont. He is also survived by his brothers and sisters-inlaw, John and Pam Patten of Orange; William and Tracy

Patten of Lake Charles, La., Charles and Shirley Patten of Orange and Carl and Beth Patten of Orange; sisters and brothers-in-law, Dona and Lloyd Cowart of Orange, Kathy and Cliff LaChance of Orange; six nieces and nine nephews. Gary was a loving father, son and brother. He never met a stranger, spent all his free time helping others and he also enjoyed fishing.

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Pivotal week for Orange County football squads Mark Dunn For The Record


range County football teams are entering a pivitol week in the 2013 season. Midway through district action local squads jostle placements and a spot in the playoffs. The Little Cypress-Mauriceville Bears have the second best record in Dist. 20-4A going into Friday night’s bout with the Lumberton Raiders. The Bears, 3-1, are rockin’ their way toward a playoff berth. LCM has acquired a taste for winning, and Lumberton is next on the menu. LCM’s only loss in district has been to the Nederland Bulldogs, 27-14. Nederland remains undefeated and in first place in Dist. 20-4A. Just behind Nederland is Beaumont-Central also 3-1, same as LCM. Last week, the Bears took out Beaumont-Ozen 24-7 for homecoming. So far, the Bears have knocked down Livingston 28-21 and Port Neches-Groves, 31-14 and are improving by the week entering midway into the district season. This week the Bears go on the road to face Lumberton. LCM will host Beaumont Central, Nov. 1. Still in the way is cross-county rival the Vidor Pirates (1-3), Nov. 8. Dist. 21-3A has two titans, the West Orange-Stark Mustangs and the Silsbee Tigers, both undefeated, 3-0. The titans will collide Nov. 8 for the district title. In the rankings Buna, 2-2, is currently third. Bridge City and Hardin-Jefferson are both 1-2. A victory over HJ is crucial this week for Bridge City. The Orangefield Bobcats under second year Head Coach Josh Smalley are also vying for a trip to the playoffs in Dist. 213A. The good news for Orangefield is that the Bobcats have both WOS and Silsbee behind them with an open week this week. The Bobcats have churned out 2,349 yards rushing and another 241 yards in the air, 2,590 so far this season. Senior runningback Carl Wiley leads the Dist. 21-3A in rushing with 1,048 yards and counting. His brother, Carmichael Wiley, is also in the top five district rushers with 531 yards as senior quarterback. They each have six touchdowns so far this season. Defensively senior Dustin Verrett and sophomore Matthew Watkins lead the Bobcat secondary with three interceptions each. Senior tight end Mason Sonnier remains a serious threat on both offense and defense. Sonnier anchors a solid crew of offensive and defensive linemen. The Orangefield Bobcats fell to WOS last Friday but managed to post 14 points against the famed Chain Gang defense. The Bobcats lost 38-14. But that

didn’t hurt as much as the disappointing loss to Hardin Jefferson, 35-30, the week before. The week off gives Orangefield a breather until Nov. 1 when the Bobcats go on the road to face Buna. Orangefield’s district finale will be hosting the Bayou Bowl against Bridge City, Nov. 8. The Bridge City Cardinals celebrated homecoming with a Dist. 21-3A win over the Hamshire-Fannett Longhorns, 20-17, at Larry Ward Stadium on Friday night. With a win under their wings Big Red flocks to Hardin-Jefferson in Sour Lake on Friday. The Cardinals have been hampered with injuries to several key players. Mainstays are senior linemen Jordan Schamber and Jackson Roberts. The duo remain solid in the Cardinal offense and defense lines. Bridge City’s Keaton Langston can strike anywhere on the field either as wide receiver or in the Cardinal defensive secondary. As a receiver Langston has 8 receptions for 174 yards and three touchdowns, two against the Newton Eagles. Last week Langston robbed HF of a scoring drive with an interception although offenses avoid passing in his direction. As a punt returner and kick off returner he has collected 243 yards for Bridge City. Bridge City runningback Jonah Lemoine has been courageous for Big Red. Lemoine has toughed out 384 yards and five touchdowns. He has an additional 246 yards on kick-off and punt returns. The Cardinal lost receiver Hunter Uzzle to injury. Uzzle remains on the sideline but his spark is missing from the field as quarterback Chase Shugart scrambles for receivers. His most successful go-to-guy is receiver Malcomb Busby. Busby has 273 yards on 17 receptions for three touchdown. His longest a 51 yard touchdown against Vidor. Senior receiver Cade Moseley also has a touchdown reception for 26 yards against Buna. The Cardinals still face undefeated West Orange -Stark Mustangs on Nov. 1 before entering the Bayou Bowl against crosscommunity rival the Orangefield Bobcats on Nov. 8. This year’s Bayou Bowl will be played at F.L. McClain Stadium in Orangefield. And as always, playoff contentions will be on the line. The West Orange-Stark Mustangs are on a four game winning streak going into this week’s battle with the Buna Cougars. The only loss for the Mustangs this season has come from the Port Neches-Groves Indians, 37-34, way back in Week II. For more about the Mighty Mustangs see Meri Elen Jacob’s weekly football column Mustang Insider in this issue of The Record and on

LCM Running back Brandon Tollivar breaks loose and darts to the end-zone against the Ozen Panthers. Tollivar had an outstanding night rushing for 219 yards on 26 carries and 3 touchdowns. RECORD PHOTO: Ty Manuel

Bridge City Cardinal receiver Malcomb Busby scrambles out of reach of Hamshire-Fannett Longhorns as Big Red rolls to a 20-17. This week the Cardinals take on Hardin-Jefferson in Dist. 21-3A. RECORD PHOTO: Mark Dunn

WOS Mustang runningback Deionte Thompson heads to the end zone for the first Mustang score in the 38-14 victory over the Orangefield Bobcats. RECORD PHOTO: Meri Elen Jacobs

Mighty Mustangs ripping through Dist. 21-3A Mustang Insider Meri Elen Jacobs For The Record


he two-headed quarterback monster of Dillon Sterling-Cole and Chase Rutledge showed up at the Orangefield game, and helped lead the WO-S Mustangs to a 38-14 victory. Although the score might be deceiving WO-S had to battle the stubborn Bobcats all night long. “Early on, we played like a football team who had had an

open week,” Head Coach Cornel Thompson said. “It took us a little while to get up to the speed of the game and we were also victimized by some calls-some that were legitimate and some that were unwarranted but I thought we played good and really played hard in the second half.” The Mustangs seemed to be

off to a great start, moving the ball down the field but the first series was hampered by penalties and then, on fourth and two, the Bobcats stopped Rutledge short of the first down. When the Mustangs got the ball back, Orangefield’s defense held in the red zone and WO-S turned to kicker Rodikson Cano to put the first points on the board with a 26yard field goal. Midway through the second quarter Sterling-Cole went to the passing game, hitting Will

Johnson for two passes for 28 yards setting up a Deionte Thompson pass touchdown from 38-yards out. A Cano PAT put the Mustangs up, 100. The Bobcats were able to get on the board right before the half, when they downed Chris James in the endzone for a safety. After the half, the Mustangs came out firing on all cylinders, scoring on all possessions and holding the Bobcats to just twelve points and the

district’s leading rusher, Carmichael Wiley, to less than 100 yards. “We really did a good job with the Wylie kid,” Thompson said. “We had one series late in the third quarter where we let down a little and gave up that trick play but we got out with the victory and that’s what we needed to do.” On the Mustangs’ first scoring drive after the half, Sterling-Cole hooked up with Rutledge in the end zone from 18 yards out to put the Mustangs

up, 17-2, after Cano’s PAT was good. WO-S wasted no time getting on the board again when Sterling-Cole hit the end zone from just six yards out. Rutledge came in during the fourth to navigate the Mustangs and was able to use a nice 45 yard pass to Tre Spencer to move the ball down the field before Rutledge did the honors, scoring on an 11 yard run up the middle. The last touchdown came SEE MUSTANGS PAGE 2B


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Bridge City Cardinal runningback Jonah Lemoine finds running room against HF.


after Rutledge moved the ball down the field, eating up the clock before hitting receiver Will Johnson in the end zone on nine yard pass. Cano was perfect on the night, making his field goal and all extra points. The Mustangs took the night to celebrate before putting the focus on this weeks’ opponent, the Buna Cougars. “At the beginning of the season, I picked Buna as the big sleeper,” Thompson said. “They run the Slot T like Orangefield and Hardin Jefferson, but there’s not a lot of misdirection. Those big strong boys use a power game and they will be ready to play.” Buna enters the game, 5-3, 2-2 in district. The Cougars beat Hardin Jefferson last Friday, 14-0 and also beat Bridge City, 36-7 in district play. Losses in district were to Silsbee, 2149 and Hamshire-Fannett, 36-42. Running back Matthew Biddle, who was the district’s leading rusher last season is definitely the one to contain. And although the Cougars run the Slot T offense, they throw the ball more than the other two Slot T teams we have faced. “Buna is still in the race for a playoff spot and you can believe that they will show up ready to play,” Thompson said. “I told the kids that after our open date we had to have four good games and improve weekly. We will have to execute offensively, defensively and with our kicking game.” This week’s game will be the Mustangs’ Pink Out game and everyone is encouraged to wear pink for Breast Cancer Awareness. The future Fillies and future Mustang cheerleaders will perform during the game that will be at home with a 7 pm start time. Tickets will be on sale Wednes-

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day 1-3, Thursday 9-12 and 1-3 and Friday 9-12. Ticket prices are $5 for adults and $2 for students with all tickets $5 at the gate. The 9/JV combined team beat Orangefield, 64-0 on Thursday. Malick Phillips started off the scoring on an 18 yard TD run around the end and also ran in the two point conversion. The next two points came off of a bad snap from the OF punt team. Jermaine Mitchell scored on a 1 yard QB sneak and then Jack Dallas scored on a 5 yard run around the end. The two point conversion was caught and run in by Payton Robertson. K.J. Miller scored on a 10 yard catch and run thrown by Dallas and Dallas scored the two point conversion. Malick Phillips hit the end zone again on a 3 yard TD run around the end and Jeremiah Shaw scored the two point conversion. Phillips then scored on a 5 yard run up the middle and Shaw did the two point honors before scoring six of his own on a 30 yard run. JD Thompson put the icing on the cake with a 30 yard run on a fumble recovery. Justin Brown ran in the two point conversion. Other Offensive Standouts were OL - Josh King, OL - Ahmaud Baldwin, OL La’darian Carter and WR - Dominic Tezeno while defensive standouts were LB - J.D. Thompson, DB - Chris Brown, DE - Jeron Preston and DL Demaric Judge. The 9JV combined team will play one game in Buna Thursday, starting at 5 pm. Remember to wear pink to Friday night’s game and come ready to cheer on the Mustangs while watching the future Fillies ad cheerleaders entertain the crowd.

WOS Pink Out ticket sales

The WOS Varsity football ticket sales vs. Buna, this Friday, Oct. 25 will be on sale in the Athletic office Wednesday - 1-3 p.m., Thursday - 9 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1-3 p.m., Friday - 9 a.m.-12 p.m. only Ticket prices are $5 for adults and $2 for students. All tickets at the gate are $5. Game time is 7 p.m.

WO City Council meeting cancelled LCM Defensive backs Teondre Gant and Trent Manuel take down an Ozen receiver after a short gain. LCM defense held Ozen’s high scoring offense to only 7 points as the Bears win 24-7. RECORD PHOTO: Ty Manuel

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Kaz’s Fearless Football Forecast Games of the Week H WEST ORANGE-STARK over BUNA The Cougars have been running hot and cold this season, while the Mustangs continue to sizzle as they head toward the final three games of the District 21-3A schedule. The game is set to kick off at Dan Hooks Stadium Friday at 7 p.m.


Just because everyone else has been beating up on the Raiders doesn’t mean this will be an easy victory. The Raiders would love to be the spoilers that defeated a team headed for the state playoffs. The Battlin’ Bears had better not take this game at Lumberton lightly.



The Cards worked awfully hard to post their first district victory last week and things won’t get any easier for them when they head for Sour Lake Friday night for this contest. If the Redbirds play another good game, they should post another district win.

H PORT NECHES-GROVES over VIDOR The Pirates barely came up short in a grueling contest last week and have another tough assignment Friday night against the Indians at The Reservation. PNG stands at 2-2 in District 20-4A competition and knows another loss could hurt their state playoff chances. Vidor already has three league losses and cannot afford another.

H DEWEYVILLE over HEMPHILL The Pirates got back to their winning ways and that trend should continue if they play another fundamentally solid game against the visiting Hornets Friday night.

H VINTON over MAMOU The Lions got their ears pinned back last week in Kinder where the Yellow Jackets blanked them 41-0 and need to post a district

sas State over West Virginia, Texas over TCU, Rice over UTEP, Tulane over Tulsa, UT-San Antonio over UAB, Louisiana Tech over Florida International, North Texas over Southern Miss, Ole Miss over Idaho, Mississippi Valley State over Arkansas-Pine Bluff, Texas Southern over Grambling, Alabama State over Alabama A&M, Jackson State over Prairie View, Alcorn State over Southern, Notre Dame over Air Force, Arizona over Colorado, North Carolina over Boston College, Colorado State over Hawaii, Florida State over North Carolina State, Georgia Tech over Virginia, Michigan State over Illinois, Iowa over Northwestern, Louisiana-Monroe over Georgia State, Ohio over Miami, O., Nebraska over Minnesota, Pittsburgh over Navy, Nevada over UNLV, New Mexico State over Abilene Christian, San Jose State over Wyoming, South Alabama over Texas State, USC over Utah, Western Kentucky over Troy, Ball State over Akron, Kent State over Buffalo, Massachusetts over Western Michigan, Bowling Green over Toledo.

victory. But they will have to play much better on the road to get that win.


The Lions had last week off and should be ready for Saturday’s encounter at Lions Field that kicks off at 3 p.m.


The Cards must travel to Hammond to meet the Lions who share first place in the Southland Conference standings with McNeese who both sport unblemished 2-0 records in league play. The Cards have dropped a couple of hardfought contests against good opposition and things just don’t get any easier for them on Saturday night.


The Cowboys always seem to have a hard time against the Colonels, especially when they travel to Thibodaux. But the Pokes are anxious to protect both their top position in the Southland Conference standings and in the national polls after their 31-23 upset victory over No. 2 Sam Houston State Saturday night in Lake Charles.


Silsbee over Hamshire-Fannett, Beaumont Central over Livingston (Sat.), Nederland over Beaumont Ozen, North Shore over Beaumont West Brook (Thurs.), Port Arthur Memorial over Baytown Sterling, La Porte over Channelview, Newton over Anahuac, Hardin over Warren, Kountze over East Chambers, Kirbyville over Woodville, Mount Enterprise over Sabine Pass, Houston St. Pius over Beaumont Kelly, Bay Area Christian over Beaumont Legacy, West Sabine over San Augustine, Oakwood over High Island (Sat.), Hull-Daisetta over Iola, Splendora over Tarkington, Coldspring over Liberty, Huffman over Shepherd, La Marque over Dallas Bishop Lynch, Lufkin over College Park, Brenham over Magnolia, Crosby over Kingwood Park, Barbers Hill over

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Dayton, Humble over New Caney, Humble Summer Creek over New Caney Porter (Thurs.), Houston Stratford over Willowridge.


Mississippi State over Kentucky, Marshall over Middle Tennessee State (both Thurs.); BYU over Boise State (Fri.); Sam Houston State over Northwestern State, Stephen F. Austin over Central Arkansas, Alabama over Tennessee, Oregon over UCLA, Clemson over Maryland, Ohio State over Penn State, LSU over Furman, Texas A&M over Vanderbilt, Louisville over South Florida, Miami over Wake Forest, Missouri over South Carolina, Baylor over Kansas, Stanford over Oregon State, Florida over Georgia, Oklahoma over Texas Tech, Virginia Tech over Duke, Fresno State over San Diego State, Washington over California, Oklahoma State over Iowa State, Northern Illinois over Eastern Michigan, Auburn over Florida Atlantic, Rutgers over Houston, Central Florida over Connecticut, SMU over Temple, Kan-


Carolina over Tampa Bay (Thursday Night); Kansas City over Cleveland, New Orleans over Buffalo, New England over Miami, Dallas over Detroit, NY Giants over Philadelphia, San Francisco over Jacksonville, Pittsburgh over Oakland, Cincinnati over NY Jets, Arizona over Atlanta, Denver over Washington, Green Bay over Minnesota, Seattle over St. Louis (Monday Night). Bye Week for Houston, Baltimore, Chicago, Indianapolis, San Diego and Tennessee.

Hunter Education Safety Class Texas Parks & Wildlife Hunter Education Safety Class is scheduled for 6:30-9:30 p.m. on Monday Oct. 28 and Tuesday Oct. 29. You must attend both sessions. Certification is required if you are at least 17 uears old and were born on or after Sept. 2, 1971 to hunt in Texas. You can become certified if you are at least 9 years old. This is not just for hunters, anyone with firearms can benefit from this class. Call Danny Odom to register at 883-8118.


• The Record • Week of Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Frogg Togg weather has arrived for local fishermen and the redfish have been there even when you don’t see them blowing holes in schools of shad or small brown shrimp. I prefer to throw the Swim Bait as I feel my chances of also catching flounder are better, but easily the most consistent bait for the reds has been a crankbait. I think we have caught them on every make of crankbait available as long as it is a square bill shallow running model designed to run 1 to 3 feet deep. Check your drag before you tie one on because there is nothing subtle about the strike or the initial drag burning run. We have probably caught the larger percentage of our flounder on Gulp baits, but most of the fish we have caught in the five pound plus class have all come on the Swim Bait. We are still just swimming it on a slow retrieve, but those big flounder are willing to run it down when they can’t hold tight to cover and ambush it.

Betty Duke celebrated her 80th birthday with a 24-inch redfish!


We have had to deal with a little more rain lately, but it’s the cooler weather that has us digging for our Frog Toggs every morning. More often than not, I find myself wearing the bibbed bottoms even when I don’t wear the jacket. The thinner Classic suits work well enough, but the slightly thicker Toad Skinz material is warm even when you are wearing only shorts underneath. The wind has made things a little uncomfortable lately, especially a northeast wind, but it hasn’t been strong enough to warrant taking the blame for

the tougher fishing. We are catching as many or possibly even more trout than even a week ago, but we are having to grind long and hard to cull limits of keeper fish. The saving grace has been the small schools of slot reds that show up when you are least expecting them along with a very good flounder bite. The gulls are working in the river, the lake and the bayous, but we haven’t consistently caught solid specks underneath them. You may find one flock working over 15 to 20 inch fish only to work another five or

Once again the four inch Usual Suspect has worked a little better than the three inch version and space guppy and glow chartreuse have been our best colors. The rain chased us back to the landing a little earlier than planned Monday morning, but not before Betty Duke won a tug of war with a 24 inch redfish that slammed a swim bait in Black’s Bayou. She and her husband, Jim, drove in before daylight and we started in Black’s rather than take a chance on the cloud shrouded lake. An absolute delight to fish with, Betty declared her red to be a worthy opponent and a very good present on her 80th birthday! I am hoping that by the time the weekend rolls around the north wind will have blown some of this water out of the marshes. It has been so high that there is no reason for the shrimp and fish to even consider moving into the open lake.

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six flocks and never catch a keeper. At least for right now, we are finding better numbers of keeper trout under the birds in the open lake. It is rare indeed when the largest trout in a surface feeding school won’t hit a She Dog or Skitterwalk for us, but over the past week we have done better with the Tidal Surge Split Tail Mullet and the four inch Usual Suspect. When we can get them to the bottom and keep them away from the gafftops we are catching more keeper trout as well as decent numbers of redfish. Any time we hook up with a red on a plastic tail or the Swim Bait it is all but a sure bet that we can catch one or two more provided we have a

Hoginar tied on a back up rod. Hunting for fish with a Hoginar will wear you out, but it is a difference maker with the redfish once you find them! We certainly haven’t quit fishing tails or the VuDu shrimp under a cork, but the gafftop and small trout will not leave that combination alone. I don’t know what you can do to keep them off the VuDu shrimp, but a longer three foot drop with a four inch tail like the Flats Minnow or Sea Shad will give you more shots at solid trout. Texas Roach and Chicken on a chain along with opening night with a chartreuse tail have been our best colors. We have been fishing the shoreline on the windier days


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Waterfowl season: It’s almost that time OUTDOORS CAPT. CHUCK UZZLE FOR THE RECORD

Sunday morning I stepped out of my garage before heading for church and was pleasantly surprised to hear my first flock of speckle bellied geese doing their unmistakable “yodel” that all waterfowl hunters are familiar with. The flock of about 30 geese was drifting east and made a stark contrast against the blue sky. My son Hunter, who had come to watch, stood beside me with a smile on his face almost as big as mine said “it’s almost time” to which I nodded in agreement. The general Texas waterfowl season opens November 2nd and with the amount of ducks and geese headed south down the flyway it just may be timed out perfectly. For those hunters who want to get a jump on the season they can take a youth as the annual Youth Weekend runs from Oct 26th to the 27th. Speaking of youth hunts one of the more popular public hunting areas locally has some new regulations and taking a youth hunting is part of the prerequisite required to hunt there. The Lower Neches Wildlife Management Area

Old River Unit #728 has a new Adult/ Youth hunting area. On the west side of Highway 87 the area that most local hunters refer to as “the Square Pond” now requires a youth hunter to be present in all parties inside the leveed area. Also no more than 2 groups at a time can be inside the area hunting. This is a huge change from years past where the crowds in this area and the hunting pressure were unbelievable. The remainder of the unit is still under the old regs and can be hunted without any special restriction other than the rules in the Public Hunting guide. I’m sure opening weekend will be a controversy waiting to happen as many hunters will no doubt be unaware of the new changes. Rest assured the game wardens will be there to sort out the problems. On the subject of sorting out your hunting problems, if you have not been by Simon Outfitters new location on MacArthur Drive and seen the impressive selection of

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to check it out because I’m sure they will save you a trip and some hassle from going somewhere else. The next week will be a busy one for local waterfowl hunters as final preparations are made for opening day. The full moon we had on the 19th really ushered in a good number of birds to the area and they should keep coming throughout the week. The reports from farther up the flyway indicate good numbers of ducks and geese heading south, hopefully they make all the way down here and all the hard work done before the season pays off.


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Cowboy’s baseball reunion highlights McNeese Homecoming KAZ’S KORNER JOE KAZMAR FOR THE RECORD

The phone rang late in the summer and the caller ID indicated Jim Bischoff was on the other end. Jim Bischoff, I thought to myself, heck I haven’t seen or heard from him since he graduated from McNeese in 1962. That’s 51 years. What on Earth could he want? Bischoff and I were in the freshmen class at McNeese State College in the fall of 1959. I was a mere 17-year-old kid while he just finished a four-year hitch in the U.S. Air Force. After exchanging pleasantries, the former Cowboy fireballer said he wanted to have a reunion for everyone who played baseball at McNeese from 1960 thru 1963 at the 2013 Homecoming on October 19. I reminded Bischoff that McNeese was recruiting all over the country back then and there’s no telling how scattered these senior citizen ex-ballplayers may be. I told him I’d try to find the few I knew that still were around Southeast Texas and Southwestern Louisiana. Well to make a long story short, eight of us showed up Saturday afternoon at the Cowboy baseball stadium where present Head Coach Justin Hill was having his Fall World Series Game, which annually spelled the end of McNeese fall baseball practice. After Bischoff contacted him, Coach Hill thought that

the reunion was a great idea and said he would do anything he could to help us pull it off. Several of the present McNeese baseball players told us they were glad for us to be there. Bischoff drove all day Friday from Bixby, OK. outside of Tulsa, and spent the night at our house in Orange. We headed for Lake Charles around noon and the tailgating festivities already were going strong. Besides Bischoff and I, the other former McNeese baseball players who showed up for the reunion included Dickie Carr, Carlton Sweeney, Mike Giggar, Amos Ivey, Jimmy Blake and Barney Bridges. Blake and Bridges live in Lake Charles, Giggar is from Welsh and Ivey and Sweeney have relatives living in Lake Charles. We arrived at the Cowboy baseball stadium and met Carr, who had driven in from near Erie, Pa. He decided to come to our baseball reunion when his wife Jan said she wanted to attend her 50-year class reunion in Morgan City, La. last weekend. Carr played second base for McNeese in 1961-63 and then returned to Pennsylvania where he worked as a coach, principal and later as a superintendent. His wife Jan put together a scrapbook of those three McNeese baseball seasons and he presented them to players attending Saturday’s reunion.

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Amos Ivey, a four-year Cowboy letterman also was on hand. Ivey was one of the best pure hitters in McNeese history. He led the team in hitting in 1958 with a .438 batting average and then came back the following season with an unbelievable .464 average. Amos was all-Gulf States Conference all four years, was Most Valuable Player twice and recently was inducted into the McNeese Hall of Fame. He served as an athletic director in Georgia for more than 30 years. Carlton Sweeney was one of the smartest hitters that I played with in my four year career at McNeese. Sweeney would look sick swinging and missing at a curve ball early in the count, and then when he had two strikes on him, he would drill the curve. He set up the pitchers, instead of visa-versa. Sweeney went to Tulane as the Green Wave’s quarterback for three years and then transferred to McNeese but hurt his shoulder. He played baseball in his remaining two year’s of eligibility for the Cowboys in 1960 and 1961. His grandson is a graduate assistant at Washington State, working for Mike Leach, the former Texas Tech head coach. Infielder Mike Giggar came in from nearby Welsh where he is a life-long resident. Mike played infield and was responsible for the only time during my career that McNeese defeated Loyola of New Orleans. With the score tied 3-3, I led off the bottom of the eighth inning with a triple and Mike

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lined a single to center, giving the Cowboys a 4-3 victory. Barney Bridges played first base for the Cowboys in 1962, had a good season and signed a contract with the Houston Astros. A couple of hours before the Homecoming football game between the No. 9 Cowboys and No. 2 Sam Houston State, Jimmy Blake joined us for some tailgate Jambalaya. He was a four-year letterman, playing both shortstop and first base during his career than spanned from 1961-64. Blake enlightened us for about 20 minutes telling us about how he played semi-pro football for three seasons and averaged an interception in every game. He played fast pitch softball and said he hit three straight home runs over the centerfield fence off pitching legend Bobby Spell (in batting practice). When he got to golf—he works part-time at Gray’s Plantation as a marshal—and told us he shot his age twice, I stopped him short by telling him that shooting a round of 142 is nothing to write home about. Bischoff got his degree from McNeese in three years by going to summer school and set the school record with a 1.81 earned run average in 1961. He threw almost as hard as he said he did, and swore he could throw a baseball through a brick wall. I remember playing against Sam Houston State in 1962 with Bischoff on the mound. McNeese had NEVER defeated the Bearkats during my ca-

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• The Record • Week of Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Lang recounts Medal of Honor recipients’ stories in “Beyond Glory” Penny LeLeux For The Record

The Lutcher Theater is bringing a treat to Orange the week of Veterans’ Day at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 5. “Beyond Glory” is a one man show adapted and performed by Stephen Lang that recounts the stories of eight Medal of Honor recipients from different services and different wars including World War II, Korea and Vietnam. Lang, star of stage and film may be best known for his part in “Avatar” as the gruff Col. Miles Quaritch. He also played “Stonewall” Jackson in “Gods and Generals” from 2003. Lang also stars in the just released horror flick “The Monkey’s Paw.” He has over 60 movies and TV series to his credit including many notables such as “Death of a Salesman,” “Tombstone,” “Gettysburg,” “The Fugitive” and many more. In May of 2003 a basketball buddy of Lang gave him an uncorrected copy of a book he was about to have published called “Beyond Glory” which was interviews with about 25 or 26 living medal of Honor recipients. “I like history a lot and I found it to be an extraordinary read, absolutely compelling,” said Lang. “The voices were so clear to me.”

He said it came when he was at point in his life when I was looking for something that he cared about. “This came to me and I just felt instinctively that it was theater in there. What I was reading was superb journalism, but I felt there was also tremendous drama in there.” Lang took eight of the tales and adapted them for the stage. He said the only thing that rivals war for drama is love “And that I never get hired to do,” he said with a little laugh. ”so I’ll stick with war.” “I just immersed myself in it; in this theater piece.” He said he was reluctant to call it a play. “But it’s definitely a theater piece; it’s as theatrical as anything I’ve ever done in my life.” Lang said from May of 2003 to September of 2007 he did a few other gigs in between, but most of his time was spent doing “Beyond Glory” in Washington, Chicago, New York or overseas. “During that time, I calculated over 400 performances.” In 2007, James Cameron saw an ad in the New York Times with Lang’s picture in it and remembered him. He sent Lang the script for “Avatar.” That led to a six year hiatus from “Glory” while Lang “rode the wave” of opportunity for several projects.

“You never think you are going to be away from the stage quite that long and then you turn around and realize you haven’t done a play in six years. That was part of the impetus for doing the tour, just to see if I can.” Lynae Sanford of the Lutcher Theater really wanted to get the word out about this show and is excited about it being just before Veteran’s Day. “It is our desire for this event to celebrate and honor all veterans and military personnel as well as these Medal of Honor recipients,” said Sanford. “It has a special meaning for vets and families of vets, but it has proven durable for everyone,” said Lang. “I’ve done 101 performances for the New York theater audience, which is kinda by definition a fairly cranky west wing audience and they dug it. Everyone has a veteran in their family somewhere. It means something to everybody. This is very, very common ground for all Americans.” Before the show, an exhibit will be on display in the lobby of the Lutcher for Medal of Honor winners portrayed in the show. Though not part of the show; the exhibit will also honor local medal winners Staff Sgt. Lucian Adams of Port Arthur and 1st Lt. Douglas Fournet of Lake Charles, both of which are deceased. Sanford hopes Adams’ and

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Fournet’s families can attend so they can be recognized. Regular ticket prices are $30-45, but they are offering discounted tickets of $35 for orchestra to veterans, active duty military and their families. Additionally for every 20 tickets purchased by a group, the group will receive one complimentary ticket as well. Sanford noted that as a nonprofit organization, their regular ticket prices simply cover costs of programming. There will also be a meet and greet reception for veterans and their families on the third floor after the show. Lang said he will attend the reception unless there are travel restraints that preclude it. “We are going to make every effort, every stop along the way to shake hands, express appreciation to everybody who

comes out to see the show. That’s my policy, always has been,” said Lange. For more information on the show, you can go to

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to No. 9 and Texas Tech moved up from No. 16 to No. 10. LSU dropped from No. 6 to No. 13 and Texas A&M fell from seventh to No. 14. Some high school football results that might be of interest to local fans: Crosby 56, C.E. King 14; Dayton 38, New Caney Porter 0; Humble Summer Creek 27, Humble 11; Cleveland 20, Liberty 12; Lufkin 31, Bryan 19; Brenham 48, Bryan Rudder 24; Texarkana 43, Sulphur Springs 7; Carthage 55, Center 3; Geronimo Navarro 24, Wimberley 14; Jasper 55, Diboll 7. JUST BETWEEN US…The

2013 World Series begins today at 7:07 p.m. in Boston and will be shown on Fox TV. I’m not real wild about either team, but I know if my mother and wife Susan’s dad were still alive they would be real happy. My mom was perhaps one of the biggest Red Sox fans in the state of New York while Susan’s father, who lived in Missouri, was a big St. Louis Cardinal fan. Both teams have great pitching and good hitting, but because I was a National League fan for so long, I’ll pull for the Redbirds to win the series in six games.

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St. Mary Catholic School had a very special guest this week. Maxine, the owl from Shangri La came to visit with students. Staff from Shangri La provided interesting information

about Maxine which included that she was rescued from a barbed wire fence. This incident caused injury to her wing which allowed Shangri La to make the decision to keep her at their facility because she would be unable to survive in the wild with only one wing.

Maxine is going to be 12 years old in November. Students had the opportunity to dissect an owl puke. The students were excited to find skulls, teeth, ribs, and feathers. Some students enjoyed breaking and tearing the puke with their hands but other students not so much.

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St. Paul’s Episcopal Church to celebrate 150 years Staff Report

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St. Pauls Epicsopal Church is celebrating 150 years in Orange. The first church services were in 1863 at the Orange residence. of Mr. and Mrs Jerome Swinford where Mrs. Mary W. Trumble lived with her daughter Anna Trumble and son-in-law. These two women were directly responsible for the start of the Episcopal mission in Orange. As the community grew along with the congregation, they rotated services among member’s houses. By 1868 regular weekly services were held for the small church. Around 1880, Mary Trumble donated land at 4th and Main streets. She obtained gifts of lumber from the local saw mills and the small church was built on the site. A pipe organ was installed in 1880 and the congregation occupied their first chapel. The congregation continued to meet there until 1897 when it was destroyed by what is called the “great storm.” Everything was lost, except their faith. They lost their records and other contents, but remained steadfast through it all. They would rebuild again, but this time at 6th and Main Streets. St. Paul’s struggled to survive during the next few decades. During the war, Orange began to expand with the shipbuilding industry. As a result, the number of members grew too. The processional cross, brass altar cross and communion candle holders were purchased at this time. An English bell was placed in the belfry as a memorial to all the men who died in World War I. Church leaders and members rejoiced when the church officially became a parish in April 1920. The growth and prosperity of St. Paul’s continued to grow until the time of the economic depression began to hit in 1929. In Sept. 1943, after a new reverend arrived, church members looked to the future and began to plan for a new building. They wanted to move from the current downtown location and build a church of stone that would be “permanent and attractive.” The property where the church currently is located at 1401 West Park Avenue was

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purchased. Even though the end of the war caused half of the church members to move away, the faithful pursued their goal of a new church building. A permit was obtained from the War Production Board and ground was broken in Sept. 1945. Even though the end of World War II resulted in half of the parish moving away, the faithful pursued their goal of a new church building. A shortage of materials and labor was not enough to keep them from completing the church in early 1947, according to information from St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. Within three months after being erected, the new structure was debt free. The first Easter service in the new church had an attendance of 141 people. St. Paul is above the church door for all to see and receive his blessings as they enter through the front door. The building across the street was obtained in 1988 and after renovations were made, it would be the hub of St. Paul’s social events. A group of women in 1990 formed a committee filled with love and dedication to their memorial garden on the church grounds. The memorial garden was established as a living memorial to Julia Brown by her family and friends. The purpose of the garden is to provide a place for current and former church members to inter their remains after cremation. Each

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St. Paul’s imaculate interior

grave measures 2 foot by 2 foot. There are 200 spaces available in the garden. Over the years the garden had become over grown and the gravesites which were formerly marked with brass pegs were hard to distinguish. The members of the memorial garden committee transformed the garden to a serene place of beauty. Gone is the grass and brass pegs. Now, the ground is covered in bricks with a lighter colored brick with the person’s name on it at the place where they are interned. To secure the site, an iron fence has been installed. Also added are benches so people can sit while they pray or think about their lost loved ones. Watching over the gar-

den is a large concrete angel. The church building also serves as a gathering place for meetings such as Narcotics Anonymous, Boy Scouts, bridge clubs and watercolor classes. “The buildings are a concrete sign of our growth, but they do not show the true treasure of St. Paul’s, our people. From the very inception of St. Paul’s, it has been the people who have made the difference. Our people are what make St. Paul’s the warm caring community it is. A welcoming community of Christ that is faithful to Him and welcoming to those around us,” according to information from St. Paul’s Church.

Wesley UMC Christmas Bazaar Staff Report

For The Record

Wesley United Methodist Church at 401 37th St., Orange is having its annual Christmas Bazaar from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.,

Saturday, Nov. 9. There will be unique gifts, Christmas decorations, crafts, jewelry, pecans, walnuts, links, taco soup (frozen to go), sweets and much more. Door prizes will be given each hour. Come and see.

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

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

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

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

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

First Baptist Church of Bridge City 200 W. Roundbunch, BC Office: 409-735-3581 Fax: 409-735-8882 Rev. Bob Boone, Pastor Sunday Schedule: Bible Study at 9:15 a.m.; Celebration Service - 10:30 a.m.; Youth Bible Study, Discipleship Classes - 5:30 p.m. Wednesday Schedule: Prayer Meeting - 6:30 p.m., Children’s Activities.

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!

Christ of Latter-day Saints Services at 9 a.m. 6108 Hazelwood 409-779-9039

West Orange Christian Church 900 Lansing Street, W.O. 409-882-0018 Sunday Worship 10:00 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday Evening - 6 p.m. Minister: Kurtis Moffit “Our church family welcomes you!”

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as you clean up afterwards. No smokers or drinkers, no pets, background check req. Call Edee for appointment @ (409) 670-9272. COMMERCIAL NICE OFFICE SPACE, on Bland St., BC, former lawyer’s office, newly redone, nice. (409) 735-2030. (M&R) FOR RENT ON ROUNDBUNCH RD, BC, various sizes and prices, frontage available. Rear spaces cheaper and perfect for shops, storage, warehouses, etc. (409) 735-2030. (M&R) STORE FRONT, BC, on Texas Ave. across from Market basket, (409) 7352030. (M&R) HOME RENTALS NICE BRICK 3 OR 4 BEDRMS. 2 BATHS IN BCISD, fenced in back yard, ceiling fans in all bedrooms and living room, Lg. kitchen and dining area, $950 MONTHLY + $800 DEP., (409) 735-2030. (M&R) 3/1 IN ROSELAWN, CA/H, security system, No pets or smoking, No Sec. 8 housing, $800 monthly + $800 dep,


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$30 background check fee, (409) 988-8386. (10/9) 5388 PATILLO, BRIDGE CITY, three bedrooms, large shady fenced yard, $750 monthly. 409-988-4179. 3/1/2 $900 A MONTH, $900 deposit. NO PETS, CAH, fresh paint, good neighborhood, BC school district, close to Walmart and eateries. 8838084. 10/9 M.H. RENTALS BC AREA , as little as $30 daily for rooms, M.H.’s by day or week, starting at $30 a day or weekly, 735-8801 or 7347771. (cctfn) 3/1 / 3/2 & 2/1 IN OFISD, 1 block from schools, Large lot, W./D hookups, No Pets, $550 and $650 And $350 monthly + dep., (409) 720-8699. (11/6) BC 1/1 FEMA TRAILER, 210 Park St., Totaly redone, available now! Washer and dryer furnished, $570 monthly + $350 dep. - $150 1st. month discount, (409) 735-3281 or 553-1929. HOME SALES NICE BRICK ORANGE HOME on corner lot, 3/2/2,

2404 Post Oak Lane, LCMISD, garden room overlooking back yard, family room (17’x19’), 2 walk-ins in master bdrm. , shower and jetted tub in master bath, open concept kitchen and breakfast room, fireplace, new tile / laminated and carpeted floors, fenced back yard, (Reduced to $239,000) for more info call Edee @ (409) 670-9272. 4/1 W/ COVERED CARPORT, #12 circle G in Orange, Lg. family, dining and den, wood floors under carpet, workshop, backyard privacy fence, enclosed patio, corner lot, vinyl siding, (409) 8863545 or 330-0437. BRIDGE CITY 3/2/2, on corner lot, CA/H, tile in Kit. and baths, 1,490 sq. ft., no rent or lease, serious inquiries only! $89,900, (409) 670-2431 or 720-8422, leave message. BRIDGE CITY 2/1, 195 Osborn, brick, all elec., new stove, fire place, Reduced to $79,000, has transferable flood ins. @ $247 yearly, (832) 813-8995 or (409) 960- 8048.

• Penny Record Office: 333 West Roundbunch, Bridge City • County Record Office: 320 Henrietta, Orange Note: Offices Closed On Wednesday BRIDGE CITY 3/2, 350 Gum St., Lg. detached garage, 1/2 house has hardwood floors, soid pine walls, Lg lot with trees, needs some updating, BCISD, $65,000, (409) 5439053. OWNER FINANCING 1322 IRVING, 2/1/1 Hardwood Floors, $29,900-$2,500$27,400. 10%-10 years- P&I $364.07 409-504-5945.

SALE at Hillcrest Memorial 988-0684. SELLER FINANCE! 2 to 4 acre tracts, LCMISD, MUDD water and sewer can finance with land, culvert, drive, dirtpad inastalled. Mobiles and livestock OK. For more information call (409) 745-1115 or www.countryland (10/31)

BRIDGE CITY 2/1/1 W/ carport, 753 Ave. B, 1 small room for 3rd. Brm. or office, CA/H, carpet in bdrm. and living rm., elect. cook top and wall oven, fenced i back yard, Lg. storage room in back of garage, $64,900, (409) 749-9557 or 749-9561. (11/13)

5 ACRE REPO, IN QUAIL TRAILS 3 SUBDIVISION, Property has private drive, Marcieville water / septic, LCMISD, and is secluded. Mobiles and livestock OK, available, gauranteed owner financing. COUNTRYLAND PROPERTIES LLC. 409745-1115.

LAND & LOTS 2 CEMETARY PLOTS for sale at Foreest lawn Memorieal Park, lot 174 blk “A” space 3-4, total price $3,500, (409) 882-0661 or 882-1674. (smfr)

2961 LEDOUX, OF, off Ollia rd., .49 acre, private rd., Total price $15,000 neg, (shed on lot not included), As- Is, Cash only no owner finance, (409) 735-8346.





Grigsby subdivision, property has water tap,electricity, cleaared out and bulit up homesite. Acreage adjoins large timber co. tract. owner financing garunteed, livestock and mobiles OK. COUNTRYLAND PROPERTIES LLC. 409745-1115. 2 CEMETERY PLOTS at Hillcrest, Garden of Christis, lot129, block C #’s 3 & 4, $3,000 for both, (409) 8839223. (8/28) TWO CEMETERY PLOTS in Autumn Oaks on Old Hwy 90 for sale. $1,800 for one, $3,000 for both. (Ask Dorman Funeral Home to see location of plots.) Call 409-330-4813. 2 CEMETERY PLOTS FOR SALE at Hillcrest Memorial in Bridge City. $2,000 each or both for $3,000. Call 409383-7186. (10/30) 1/2 ACRE LOT IN NICE Subdivision, Suncrest Dr., BC,

in West

$16,000, (409) 670-3686 or 735-5068. (10/30) APPLIANCES USED APPLIANCES, starting at $99.95 & up, Harry’s

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THE RECORD Appliances, 302 10th. St. (10th. & main), Orange, We buy used appliances, 8864111. 20 GAS DRYERS! $100 & up, All work! Call Harry at (409) 886-4111. AUTOS ‘97 GMC JIMMY, 6 cyl, 4WD, 153K miles, $4,000 will neg., can be seen behind Murphy oil (Wal-Mart) in old car lot, Orange, (409) 882-9320.

EMPLOYMENT HELP WANTED, Executive Director position open at the CASA office in Orange. Go to this website for more details: (10/30) MISCELLANEOUS JUGG’S PITCHING MACHINE, like new, auto feeder, throws 30 90 MPH, fast & curve balls etc., paid $2,500, used vey little, will sell for $1,000 for all, perfect cond., great buy! Can

Job Opening Orange County Sheriff’s Office Correctional Facility Position: Full Time Corrections/ Maintenance Technician Starting Hourly Wage: starting at $16.86 to $18.41 Position responsible for safety and security of inmates/facility as well as basic maintenance and repairs to facility/equipment. Preference given to those with experience in: Corrections; HVAC; Electrical; Plumbing; Carpentry; Detention Locks; and other equipment repairs. Pick up applications at the Orange County Sheriff’s Office Located at: 205 South Border Street Orange Texas 77630 Or contact Lori Ardoin at (409) 882-7942 for further information. All applications must be submitted no later than Monday, November 4th at 5 pm Any applicant tentatively selected for this position will be required to submit to testing for illegal drug use prior to employment. We are an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, age, national origin or disability.

GARAGE SALES WED. - FRI. & SAT., 200 N. CLOVER ST., BC, Wed. 7 am till 9 pm, Fri. & Sat. 7 till 4. REfrig., clothes, shoes, couch, misc. THURS., 240 QUINCY, BC, 8 till 1. Electric heaters, household items, books, some furniture, grill, garden cart, Much more Misc.! FRI. & SAT. MOVING SALE! 2851 JOHNNIE, OF, off Ollia Rd. (77630 for Nav), 8 till ? Lg. Assortmnt of baby clothes, diaper bag, swings, boy’s and girl’s clothes, household items, collectables, old dolls, Lg assortmwnt of toys, Lots More! FRI. & SAT. ESTATE SALE! 404 AZALEA, ORG. (77630), 8 till 5. Furniture, dishes, Christmas items, knick-knacks, small appliances. SAT., 245 E. DARBY ST., BC, In Back! Backyard sale, (not in front garage, in back garage) 8 till ? TV’s, phones & cords, too;s, Ceramic tile, fans, humidifiers, mnikins, full glass and solid wood doors, Lg. rug, tons of craft and cake decoratins, clothes (25¢), Way too much more to list! Come see for yourself! SAT., 4409 WILLOWGLEN ST., ORG., in Greenway two (77632), 9 til 3. Chest freezer, small furniture, hndmade baskets, Lizzie High dolls, decrotive accessories. SAT. AND WED. OCT. 30, 2309 BEAR TRAILS, ORG., in Little Cypress area (77632),Weight bench, TV, dresser, Christmas tree, household items, home decor, tous, bicycle, men’s / women’s andchildren’s clothes, purses, glassware, porcelain dolls, lots of misc.! SAT., 405 JEANNETTE, BC, 7 till noon. Women’s / men’s and boy’s clothes, lots of other misc. items! SAT, #59 PARKLAND, BC,8 till 2. Clothes, home decor, kitchen items, misc. THURS, FRI, SAT, 562 HYDRANGEA IN ROSELAWN 8 a.m. until. Eureka Vacuum , adult 3 wheel tricycle, 10 inch Delta Table Saw, bench top drill press, luggage, bags, leaf blower, comforters, pillows, Nesco electric roaster, dishes, cabinets, beautiful Christmas Decorations, much more, excellent condition. SATURDAY MOVING SALE! 15 WATERFORD GARDENS. 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Furniture, decorative items, golf, Christmas, flower arrangements, glassware, crystal, rugs, kitchen items, appliances, clothes, and lots more. No presales. FRIDAY, One day only, 20 WICKLOW, across from LCM High School, 8 a.m.- 2 p.m. Glassware, collectibles, decorative items, 6’x9’ accent rug, furniture, multifamily. Good prices. 10/23 Sat-Sun Estate Sale 21 Pinewood Circle 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Sat, 1-4 p.m. Sun. King sz bed, vanity, Pulaski curio, sofa, tables, computer desk, generator, plants. SAT-SUN Big Garage Sale 1693 BASSETT ST. Orange Lawn equipment, size 19 tires stock tire for Tundra, power washer and much more... 10/23 Sat. 2205 Oak Forest Dr. Orange, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Household items, small kitchen appliances, vinyl records, CDs, clothing, some tools. SAT. 1045 DUGAS BC 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Adult and kids clothes, shoes, furniture, patio furniture, yard equipment, sports equipment, toys, stock Dodge dually tires, steel wheels and simulators. THUR. - SAT., LONESTAR EMPORIUM, BC, 2115W. Roundbunch rd. New and used items, renting space for outdoor venders. HUGE SATURDAY SALE INDOOR TRADE DAYS 1170 TEXAS AVE., BC 8 till 2 Christmas & household items, antiques, collectables, men’s section, go-cart, dryer, Much More!

be seen at the Penny Record Office in Bridge City! (409) 474-2855. TDRILL PRESS, $25; 3500 series generator, as-is, $200; skate board ramp, $15; heavy duty swing set, $20, (4009) 886-3386. RV ACCESSORIES: Ready Brute tow bar, self locking, 8,000 lb. towing cap., coiled safety cables; Road Master adapter bar; Road Master Brake Pro portable towed car breaking system w/ tow car lights and wiring; New black stove top cover; Warning Triangle flare kit, professional grade, with case; Assorted Nisc. RV accessories, will consider any reasonable offer (409) 920-5448. TEAL SOFA W/MATCHING OTTOMAN, like new, $400, 409-330-5959. MASTER BUILT PRO ELECTRIC Smoker, uniflame, 22” charccoal grill w/ elec. rotisserie, several pieces of PVC pipe & fittings (various sizes), double roll away bed, (409) 735-2966. FULL SIZE SPRING AIR MATTRESS, good cond., $75; Solid wood upright 7 drawer dresser, $150; Bookcase w/ 4 shelves & 1 drawer, real nice,

$200; Kenmore dryer, multi settings, works great, $100; Whirlpool Propane dryer, multi settings, works great, $125, (4098) 735-7783. DINING TABLE W/ 4 CHAIRS, $500; Headboard, paid $1,000 will take $450, call to see at (409) 670-9272 or 330-4470. SERVICE WILL SIT WITH THE ELDERLY, will do light housekeeping, (409) 9209087. HOUSEKEEPINGRESIDENTIAL, commercial. Excellent references. 409734-8096 (11/27) PETS FOR SALE: 2 DAPPLE, 1M, 1F, black and tan; 1 Piebald, M, white black and tan. full blooded Dashunds parents on premises, (409) 679-9134. (10/16)

Carrier Needed Call Bill 735-5305

NOTICE TO CREDITORS Notice is hereby given that original Letters Testamentary for the Estate of RAYMOND E. MARCANTEL, Deceased, were issued on October 19, 2013, in Cause No. P-16,616, pending in the County Court at Law of ORANGE County, Texas, to: NEYSA JEAN MARCANTEL. 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.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS Notice is hereby given that original Letters of Testamentary for the Estate of ROBERT WILLIAM WHEAT, SR., Deceased, were issued on the October 18, 2013, in Cause No. P-16641, pending in the County Court, Orange County, Texas, to: ROBERT WILLIAM WHEAT, JR. 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 Jerry V. Pennington Attorney at Law P.O. Box 2010 Orange, Texas 77631-2010

c/o Steve Parkhurst Attorney at Law 1009 Green Ave. Orange, Texas 77630

DATED the 21st day of October, 2013

DATED the 19th day of October, 2013

Jerry V. Pennington

Steve Parkhurst Steve Parkhurst


Jerry V. Pennington

Attorney for ROBERT WILLIAM WHEAT, JR. State Bar No.: 15759000 110N. 7th Street P.O. Box 2010 ORANGE, TEXAS 77631-2010 Telephone: (409) 886-0575 Facsimile: (409) 886-1353

• WEEK OF OCTOBER 23, 2013 • 9B

CITATION BY PUBLICATION The State of Texas To all persons interested in the Estate of


Joy Faye Mitchell, Deceased Cause No. P16658 in the County Court at Law, Orange County, Texas The alleged heir(s) at law in the above numbered and entitled estate filed an APPLICATION FOR INDEPENDENT ADMINISTRATION AND LETTERS OF ADMINISTRATION TO DETERMINE HEIRSHIP in this estate on October 14, 2013, requesting that the Court determine who are the heirs and only heirs of Joy Faye Mitchell, Deceased, and their respective shares and interests in such estate. The court may act on this application at any call of the docket on or after 10:00 a.m. on the Monday next after the expiration of 10 days from the date of publication of this citation, at the Orange County Courthouse, 801 W Division, Orange, Texas 77630. All persons interested in this case are cited to appear before this Honorable Court by filing a written contest or answer to this Application should they desire to do so. To ensure its consideration, you or your attorney must file any objection, intervention or response in writing with the County Clerk of Orange County, Texas. Given under my hand and the seal of the County Court at Law, Orange County, Texas at the office of the Orange County Clerk in Orange, Texas on October 14, 2013. KAREN JO VANCE, County Clerk, Orange County, Texas By: Kevin

LeBoeuf, Deputy Kevin LeBoeuf

NOTICE OF RATE CHANGE REQUEST On September 25, 2013, Entergy Texas, Inc. (“Entergy Texas”) filed its STATEMENT OF INTENT AND APPLICATION FOR AUTHORITY TO CHANGE RATES AND RECONCILE FUEL COSTS (“Application”). Entergy Texas filed its Application with the Public Utility Commission of Texas (“Commission”) and with those municipal authorities in its service territory that have original jurisdiction over Entergy Texas’ electric rates. Statement of Intent to Change Rates and Reconcile Fuel Costs Entergy Texas’ Application requests an increase in rates based on operating expenses incurred during the 12-month test year period ending March 31, 2013 and capital additions to rate base for the period July 2011 through March 2013. Entergy Texas further requests that the Commission reconcile fuel and purchased power expenses incurred during the period July 2011 through March 2013 (“Reconciliation Period”), and requests approval of a number of new rate schedules and riders. The Application includes the following requests, among other things: • Entergy Texas proposes an increase in its base rates and existing riders designed to collect a total non-fuel retail revenue requirement for Entergy Texas of approximately $822.3 million per year, which is an increase of $38.6 million, or 4.93%, compared to adjusted retail base rate and rider revenues resulting from the Commission’s Order in Docket No. 39896, which was Entergy Texas’ last base rate case. This proposal represents an increase in overall revenues, including fuel, of 2.87%. • Entergy Texas also proposes two limited-term riders: a Rate Case Expense Rider, described below, to recover approximately $3.125 million each year for three years, and a Rough Production Cost Equalization Adjustment Rider, described below, to recover approximately $11.4 million from retail customers over one year. • Taken together, these base rates and ongoing and limited-term riders would collect a total non-fuel retail revenue requirement of $836.8 million for the first year they are in effect, which is an increase of $53.1 million, or 6.78% compared to adjusted retail base rate and rider revenues resulting from the Commission’s Order in Docket No. 39896. This proposal also represents an increase in overall revenues, including fuel, of 3.95%. The total non-fuel retail revenue requirement would eventually drop to $822.3 million after the one- and three-year temporary riders expire. • Entergy Texas also seeks to reconcile fuel and purchased power costs of approximately $909,404,274 incurred during the Reconciliation Period. The reconciliation includes interest on any over- or under-recovered amounts. Entergy Texas does not seek to implement a fuel-related refund or surcharge of its eligible fuel costs in this case; rather, Entergy Texas proposes to roll any ending fuel balances forward to serve as the beginning balance for the next Reconciliation Period. In connection with this fuel and purchased power reconciliation, Entergy Texas seeks a finding from the Commission that special circumstances justify inclusion of certain purchased capacity expenses in the reconcilable fuel balance. The retail fixed fuel factor portion of the special circumstances amounts is $21,492,468. Additional Tariff Revisions Entergy Texas is proposing to add seven new rate schedules or riders as follows: • A Rough Production Cost Equalization Adjustment Rider (“Rider RPCEA”), which is designed to collect Entergy Texas’ rough production cost equalization payments for the year 2013 from all Entergy Texas retail customer classes over a one-year period. Rough production cost equalization receipts/payments, which are determined pursuant to Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Opinion Nos. 480 and 480-A and Entergy System Agreement Schedule MSS-3, are intended to keep Entergy Texas and its affiliate Operating Companies participating in the Entergy System Agreement in rough balance as to actual production costs. As proposed in this case, Rider RPCEA will collect approximately $11.4 million from ETI retail customers over a period of one year only. • A Rate Case Expense Rider (“Rider RCE-3”), which is designed to recover, over a three-year period, certain rate case expenses of Entergy Texas and participating municipalities, consistent with PURA §§ 36.061(b)(2) and 33.023(b). In particular, Entergy Texas seeks to recover expenses reasonably and necessarily incurred in relation to (1) this proceeding (Docket No. 41791) and (2) Entergy Texas’ last base rate case and associated rate case expense proceeding (Docket Nos. 39896 and 40295, respectively) to the extent such expenses were incurred after September 30, 2012 and thus not previously presented for recovery. Entergy Texas estimates such total costs at $9.375 million, which would result in recovery of $3.125 million per year. However, Rider RCE-3 will ultimately collect the amount of reasonable and necessary rate case expenses actually incurred, as determined by the Commission. This rider will terminate in approximately three years, after all the approved revenues are collected. This rider would affect all Entergy Texas retail rate classes. • A new Street and Highway Lighting tariff schedule specific for Light Emitting Diode (“LED”) technology, which Entergy Texas proposes to name Schedule SHL-LED. For this schedule, Entergy Texas proposes to offer one type of LED light (cobra head) with four different wattages that are equivalent to the lights currently used by Entergy Texas under Schedule SHL. The language in the new lighting schedule would be substantially the same as existing lighting Schedule SHL except for the type of light offered under the schedule. Rates under this schedule will range from $12 to $21 per month depending on the wattage level selected. • The Experimental Market Valued Load Modifying Rider (“MVLMR”) would provide a mechanism for customers with interruptible load to participate in a Midcontinent Independent System Operator (“MISO”) load modifying program and benefit at a price that is equitable to all other customers. To participate, a customer must qualify as a Load Modifying Resource (“LMR”) as described in the MISO Open Access Transmission, Energy and Operating Reserve Markets Tariff. MVLMR will be available to provide an LMR service option, in accordance with MISO requirements, for any customer’s firm load served under one of Entergy Texas’ existing firm service rate schedules. However, this service may not be taken in lieu of standby service. • The Experimental Market Valued Demand Response Rider (“MVDRR”) would provide customers wishing to participate through Entergy Texas in a MISO Demand Response Resource (“DRR”) – Type I with a day-ahead energy product. This is an energy-only resource where an eligible customer voluntarily offers to reduce load on the MISO system based on the customer’s economics, although the MVDRR does include an emergency demand response provision. Entergy Texas is requesting that the Commission require customers to participate as a MISO DRR only through Entergy Texas’ retail MVDRR rider. MVDRR will be available to provide a demand response resource option, in accordance with MISO requirements, for any customer’s firm load served under one of Entergy Texas’ existing firm service rate schedules. However, this service may not be taken in lieu of standby service. • The Deferred Tax Accounting Tracker (“Rider DTA”) is established to recover, on a prospective basis, the after-tax return currently approved by the PUCT for the applicable period on amounts paid to the IRS that result from an unfavorable FIN-48 Uncertain Tax Position (“UTP”) audit. Rider DTA will track unfavorable IRS FIN-48 rulings, and the return will be applied prospectively to FIN-48 amounts paid to the Internal Revenue Service after such amounts are actually paid. If Entergy Texas prevails in an appeal of an unfavorable FIN-48 UTP decision, then any amounts collected under Rider DTA related to that overturned decision shall be credited back to customers. This rider would affect all retail classes. • A Transmission Cost Recovery Factor Rider (“Rider TCRF”), which is designed to recover incremental transmission expense beyond that recovered in base rates and takes effect only in the event that the transfer of the FERC-jurisdictional transmission assets of the Entergy Operating Companies (including Entergy Texas) to ITC Holdings Corp. (the “ITC Transaction”) closes. Alternatively, in the event the ITC Transaction closes but the Commission does not approve Rider TCRF, Entergy Texas is requesting authorization to defer for future review and recovery incremental transmission expense beyond that recovered in base rates. Entergy Texas’ proposed Rider TCRF, as designed, would result in a credit to customers of approximately $8.7 million for the first year it is in effect, although Rider TCRF includes a provision to true-up the amounts recovered under the rider to the amounts actually incurred while it is in effect. Rider TCRF would be revised annually thereafter pursuant to the formula provided in the rider. The credit for this rider is not reflected in the revenue requirement amounts otherwise stated in this notice. This rider would affect all Entergy Texas retail rate classes. To the extent a proposed new rider or schedule is not approved as requested as a separate rider or schedule, Entergy Texas proposes to recover the costs that it sought to recover through the rider or schedule through its base rates or other rate mechanism designed to recover non-fuel costs. Entergy Texas further requests that the Commission grant good cause exceptions to the extent necessary to support any variance from the Commission’s Rules. In addition, Entergy Texas is proposing to modify terms and charges in a number of its rate schedules. Proposed changes to Schedule Miscellaneous Electric Service Charges will result in additional revenues of approximately $39,807 that are included in the retail revenue requirement stated above. Rider Schedule CGS, regarding Competitive Generation Service, would also be affected by this application. The production costs associated with Entergy Texas’ Competitive Generation Service program, and the related credit to customers under Section VI.B of Rider CGS, would increase from $6.50/kW to $6.86/kW. Entergy Texas also proposes minor modifications to a number of rate schedules, which are detailed in the tariff manual provided in Schedule Q-8.8 of the rate filing package on file with the Commission and each municipality exercising original jurisdiction over Entergy Texas’ rates. Effect on Customer Classes All customers and classes of customers receiving retail electric service from Entergy Texas will be affected by the proposed rate changes and reconciliation of fuel and purchased power costs contained in the Application. The following table shows the effect of the proposed base rate and tariff changes and fuel and purchased power reconciliation on existing rate classes: Rate Class

Number of Customers, Test YearEnd

Change in Non-Fuel Revenues [1]

Change in Total Revenues [2]

Residential Service




Small General Service




General Service




Large General Service




Large Industrial Power Service




Competitive Generation Service




Lighting Service




Total Retail




1. Includes the effect of base rate schedules and ongoing riders as well as Rider RCPEA and Rider RCE-3, but not Rider TCRF. 2. Includes fuel revenues as well as the effect of base rate schedules and ongoing riders as well as Rider RCPEA and Rider RCE-3, but not Rider TCRF. The effective date of the rate change is 35 days after the filing of the Application. Contact Information Persons with questions or who want more information on this filing may contact Entergy Texas at Entergy Texas, Inc., Attn: Customer Service—2013 Rate Case, 350 Pine Street, Beaumont, Texas 77701, or call [1-800-368-3749 (once you hear: “Thank you for calling Entergy,” then select 4, then select 4 again, select 2, select 2 again and select 1)] during normal business hours. A complete copy of this application is available for inspection at the address listed above. Persons who wish to intervene in or comment upon these proceedings should notify the Public Utility Commission of Texas as soon as possible, as an intervention deadline will be imposed. A request to intervene or for further information should be mailed to the Public Utility Commission of Texas, P.O. Box 13326, Austin, Texas 78711-3326. Further information may also be obtained by calling the Public Utility Commission at (512) 936-7120 or (888) 782-8477. Hearing- and speechimpaired individuals with text telephones (TTY) may contact the Commission at (512) 936-7136. The deadline for intervention in this proceeding is 45 days after the date the application was filed with the Commission. All communications should refer to Docket No. 41791.

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• The Record • Week of Wednesday, October 23, 2013

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