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County Record The Community Newspaper of Orange, Texas

Vol. 51 No. 30

Week of Wednesday, November 2, 2011

OF agriculture students present program to court

Penny LeLeaux For The Record

The Orangefield Agriculture Issues Team used commissioners court as a practice run for a competition in Dayton on Nov. 9. Students presented a 10 minute program on

the pros and cons of factory farms. Judge Carl Thibodeaux asked if the competition was a debate. Jessica Gates, FFA advisor and Orangefield H.S. Agriculture Science Teacher said, “You don’t choose if you are for

or against, you just present both sides.” She said subjects cover bio-tech or anything agricultural that is “big in the news or controversial.” The main con the students had was that with factory farms there was a lack of human contact that comes with a

family farm. Animals are kept in tight confinement because with vitamins A and D they no longer need exercise and sunlight. According to the students factory farms produce over 2.7 trillion pounds of waste a year which is a problem for disposal, whereas the

family farm use waste as fertilizer for gardens. The pros say automation allows for larger production. CRUMP They claim it is not cruel to the animals because they have always been herded, confined and eaten. Commissioners and Judge Thibodeaux found the program very interesting and educational. “We told the one pig ‘hello’ every morning,” said

Thibodeaux of his life on the family farm. He said they would look at the food on their plate and ask dad, “Is this Scruffy?” Commissioner Precinct 1 David Dubose said their dad always told them no, that they traded Scruffy at the market for one they could butcher. In other business, the court kept the burn ban in effect for another week on the recommendation of Emergency Management Director Jeff Kelley. “It’s not much different than last week,” said Kelley. COUNTY BUSINESS PAGE 2A

‘Hope For Health’ Expo set for Nov. 5

Nicole Gibbs

For The Record

Football going to the birds

Orange County Judge Carl Thibodeaux has created a birdhouse in the shape of a football helmet for each of the local school teams in Orange County. He said if each helmet was created from start to finish at one time, it would be at least 40 hours of work. “These are the actual decals that are on team helmets.” Thibodeaux said each school was nice enough to give him the decals. He started the project with West Orange-Stark; as a memorial to Reggie Garrett, but then decided to do one for each of the teams. “Now Community Christian has started playing ball, too,” said Thibodeaux, acknowledging he also has a helmet in the works for the Lions. Don’t bother calling the judge to order one. “I only do one of a kind of something.” One toy, one anything. He said someone offered him $1,000 to recreate the Thomas the Train toy box he did for his grandson. Once he completes all the helmets, he will build no more. He said the schools are free to do with the birdhouses as they please. Thibodeaux said they would be good to help raise money for Project Graduation or some other cause.

No Land in Japan, Kishi came to Orange County Mike Louviere For The Record

Located on FM 1135 about midway between I-10 and FM 105 is a historical maker dedicated to the Kishi Colony. The houses and barns are gone and the fields are fallow, but this was once the land that grew crops from rice to strawberries and even had a profitable, though short production of oil. Kichimatsu Kishi was born in Nagata, Japan in 1872. He was an ambitious young man that wanted to accomplish more than he felt he would be able to in his homeland, so he left Japan in 1907 with his second wife, Fuji, and young son Taro and migrated to America. Kishi eventually settled in the community of Terry, located between Orange and Vidor. He had encouraged 16 other Japanese men to move to Texas and they began prepare 1600 acres for cultivation. The first order of business was to dig irrigation canals from Cow Bayou to the fields. Levees were constructed to hold the water and the plowing and planting began. In the 1908 harvest the sale of 15,753 sacks of rice weighing 200 pounds

apiece brought $47,000 income to the new colony. Salt water invaded the rice fields and they colony needed to diversify its crops. By 1920 the crop production included cabbage, potatoes, onions, corn, cucumbers, spinach, celery, tomatoes, lettuce, carrots, beets, and strawberries. It was also about this time that oil was discovered on the portion of the land near Orangefield. The east edge of Kishi’s land was on the deep salt dome that would produce the Orange oil field boom of the 1920s. The discovery of oil made Kishi a millionaire practically overnight and enabled him to pay off all of his creditors and begin to buy more land. He would eventually own 9000 acres. Kishi’s son Taro was college age and registered at Texas Agricultural and Mechanical College. While at Texas A&M he became an outstanding football player under legendary coach Dana X. Bible. He was a part of the teams that were football powerhouses of the time and won several Southwest Conference titles. Taro Kishi was the first Asian to play for the Aggies. During the 1924 football season,

Isoroku Yamamoto,second from left, in the Orange oil fields, 1924.

Taro caught a touchdown pass against Baylor and returned a punt for a touchdown against Texas Christian. In 1925 when the Aggies captured the Southwest Conference championship, Taro tore a ligament in his shoulder early in the season. He came back to perform solidly against TCU and after a reinjury he played a game against Rice, it was said he played “purely on guts.” He was considered one of the Aggies’ most consistent ground gainers of the era. Taro graduated in 1926 with

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a degree in Agriculture and returned home to help his father farm. Count Kojiro Matsukata, president of the Kawasaki Dock Company had made a large investment in Kishi’s oil venture and the Orange Petroleum Company had been created. The land was leased for drilling to the Gulf Production Company, The Sun Company, and Humble Oil and Refining Company. At its peak the wells produced slightly in excess of 400 barrels per day. NO LAND IN JAPAN PAGE 2A

The Orange County AgriLife Extension Office is hosting their second annual “Hope For Health” Expo on Saturday, Nov. 5. The event will start at the Carl Godwin Auditorium, located at 202 Western Ave in West Orange, with registration beginning at 8 a.m. Helen Phillips, Season 7 winner on the Biggest Loser, will come back again this year to give an update on her weight loss journey and to promote her new cookbook. Admission to Phillip’s presentation is free and will begin at 9 a.m. “She’s going to talk about her cook book, how she’s kept the weight off and how her family eats,” Paula Tacker, County Extension Agent over Family and Consumer Sciences said. This year marks the first year for the Healthy Lifestyle Weight Loss Challenge. Participants in this challenge were asked to email a before and after picture with a one page story of their personal transformation. “We wanted to do our own little ‘Biggest Loser’ contest,” Tacker said. “People have been sending in their story and their before and after picture. The winner will receive a year’s membership at Fit Life (in West Orange), a six month membership at Body Workz and a plaque.” Each of the contestants in the weight loss challenge has faced an uphill battle but they didn’t let that dampen their spirits. Amanda Adams, one of the participants in the weight loss challenge, wrote in her personal transformation letter: “In November of 2010, I was fortunate to be chosen for a new job. Things seemed to be turning around for me, but my health was still quite poor. I grew up as an overweight child, fought for self-esteem as an overweight teen and finally caved to my tumultuous relationship with food and became a morbidly obese adult with a pre-diabetic diagnosis and on high blood pressure medication by age 30. I always had a zest for life, but my struggle became the inner me versus my body. “ The dedication to the kind of journey is not easy, but it can be done. Adams has lost over 75 pounds and isn’t slowing down just yet. “I’m accountable for what I eat. I workout 7 days a week, rain or shine. On October

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19, I completed 12 weeks of a high intensity training program (p90x), and I’ve spent months working on my weight and overall fitness to participate in this 5k today,” Adams said. “It is my first 5k, but I can guarantee that it will not be my last. Every day is a new step forward. I’m making my future better. I’m doing it for myself which will in turn benefit the people in my life that love and care for me. I’m filled to the brim with the most grateful feeling for having lost a total of 75 lbs. It is possible, and I’m living proof!” The 5K walk/run will begin at 10:30 a.m. Those interested in registering can do so at or they can register Saturday morning at the event. Holiday in the Park will begin at 10 a.m. Those attending the 5K walk/run are encouraged to attend the festival and check out the local vendors.

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No Land in Japan From Page 1A

Kichimatsu Kichi as a young man.

Additional oil was never discovered and the wells began to slow production in 1923 and by 1925 production had nearly ceased. Financial problems for Kishi began because of the notes due on his large land purchases. In 1924 several officers of the Japanese Navy had toured Europe and America to view the state of military affairs. Commander Isoroku Yamamoto was from the same home town as Kishi and brought his delegation to Orange to view the Kishi oil field and to see how the Orange Petroleum Company was organized and run. On his return to Japan Yamamoto tried to interest the Nippon Oil Company to consider American operations. They were not interested. Yamamoto later became the admiral who was the architect of the attack on Pearl Harbor. In 1925 the Orange Oil Company was no longer profitable. Kishi’s finances were so depleted that he made trips to Japan to try to borrow money to stay in operation with his farming ventures. After the start of World War II the remaining interest in the Orange oil properties was placed under the Alien Property Custodian and sold to the Kilmarnock Oil Company for the sum of $1. Kishi was an American patriot. Japanese was spoken in the home, but outside the home English was the language. He wanted his son and daughter to be familiar with American customs and

history and be proficient in the English and Japanese languages. Taro and his sister, Tokiko had both attended public schools and the family attended the Methodist church. The Monday morning following the attack on Pearl Harbor, Kishi went to Port Arthur and turned himself in to the FBI. He wanted to show that he was a loyal citizen of the United States. When asked if the Emperor ordered him to bomb a refinery in Port Arthur, “would you do it?” He answered, “I am a business man and a farmer and know nothing about explosives. Suppose I was adopted into another family and was ordered to harm them would I do it? I could not do so.” Later the U.S. Attorney told Taro that his father “had answered all of our questions magnificently.” Kishi was sent to Camp Kenedy, near San Antonio for an internment period of only two months. The probable reason for his internment was due to his relationship with Yamamoto. Orange residents Lutcher Stark and J.O. Sims were quick to vouch for Kishi’s character and patriotism and requested his release. The only other action taken was that the Kishi family had to surrender their firearms and cameras. Fuji Kishi died in 1951, Kichimatsu died in 1956, Tokiko Kishi Hirasaki died in 1981 and Taro Kishi died in 1993. They are buried along with 20 other members of the Kishi Colony in a small cemetery located on the original tract. Even though there are none of the buildings left from the day of the colony and not much of the land is still in use as farmland there are some majestic reminders of Kishi and his contributions to Orange County. These are the large camphor laurel trees in the area. The stones for these trees were brought from Japan by Kishi’s 1911-12 trip to Japan. One of the trees was certified by the Texas Forest Service as the largest example of a living camphor laurel tree in Texas. After the damage from an ice storm and a drastic trimming, that tree and the others with it are once again forming a canopy over FM 105.

County Business

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“There’s no appreciable chance of precipitation in the next seven days.” Kelly also said there are some changes that need to be made in the Shelter of Last Resort. “The specification was not tight enough to achieve the flooring system desired.” He said to get the polished concrete floor, a laser needs to be used to ensure the level of the floor, whereas the specifications were for level concrete, just not to that degree. Kelley said it shouldn’t add a lot to the cost and will still be within the five percent leeway in the contracts. He also said it will still be cheaper than another flooring system; using tile as an example. The floor will require no waxing or maintenance, just mopping. Bills were paid in the amount of $873,606.20 with $653,779.35 out of the general fund going to G&G Enterprises for the Shelter of Last Resort. In open comments to the court, Jerry Wilson brought up the fact that he brought 56 documents of people that voted twice in the election four years ago to the county and no action has taken place since that time. “I put it squarely on the district attorney,” said Wilson. He also brought up the fact that he gets charged for data from the county. “It’s sold to me by bytes,” said Wilson. According to Wilson, the Republican chair gets data free. He said he knows that from an e-mail she sent out. Wilson said he has receipts for data totaling over $5,300 and feels if he has to pay for the data, then so should the Republican Party.

The W.H. Stark House Host Free Show at Lutcher Theater, The Quiet Man: William Henry Stark Staff Report For The Record The W.H. Stark House will host The Quiet Man: William Henry Stark, a presentation by Stark Foundation historians, Ellen Rienstra and Jo Ann Stiles on Monday, Nov. 14, at 6:30 p.m. at Lutcher Theater, 707 Main Avenue in Orange. This presentation is the third in a series on the Stark and Lutcher family history. Following this presentation at 7:30 p.m., a dessert reception will take place at The W.H. Stark House Carriage House, 610 Main Avenue. Both events are free to the public. William Henry Stark married Miriam Lutcher Stark, the daughter of Henry Jacob Lutcher. Henry Jacob Lutcher owned the Lutcher and Moore Lumber Company in Orange, Texas, where William Henry later served as president and guided the company through expansion and diverse enterprises. He built his home in Orange, where he resided with his wife Miriam and their son, H.J. Lutcher Stark. His house is known today as The W.H. Stark House on Green Avenue and has been open for public tours since 1981. His son, H.J. Lutcher Stark went on

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2011 Cat & Dog Jam! Saturday, November 5th

At the Bridge City Community Center.

2-4 pm - Weiner Nationals! Come see the weiner dog races!

Gift Certificate Drawings Every 30 minutes!

Grand Prize includes a FREE HEALTH PLAN* *Plan valued at up to $575. Must be present to win.

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GOACC names Business, Ambassador of the quarter

The Greater Orange Area Chamber of Commerce would like to recognize Dr. Travis Miller, DDS as the Business of the Quarter and Brandy Slaughter from David Self Ford as the Ambassador of the Quarter.

The Quiet Man From Page 2A on to establish the Stark Foundation with his wife Nelda Childers Stark in 1961. “The W.H. Stark House is pleased to present The Quiet Man: William Henry Stark at the Lutcher Theater on Nov. 14, 2011 at 6:30 p.m. Stark Foundation historians, Ellen Rienstra and Jo Ann Stiles will bring the life, works and good deeds of this remarkable man alive” said Patsy Herrington, Managing Director of The W.H. Stark House. “During his lifetime, Mr. Stark did not seek publicity or praise for his accomplishments which improved the quality of life for all the citizens of Orange, Texas. This presentation is a great opportunity to learn the history of a man that had a significant impact on the Orange community.” Located at 610 Main Avenue in Orange, Texas, The W.H. Stark House is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. For more information, call 409-883-0871 or visit

South Texas Beef Symposium, Trade Show with CEU’s

The Symposium and Trade show will be held Nov. 14 from 8:30 am to 4 p.m. at the Ford Park Event Center in Beaumont. The focus for the beef symposium and trade show will be, survival and recovery of the drought. Topics of discussion will include; health problems and management during and after drought in a cow-calf herds, Managing forages and pastures during and after a drought, Cattle marketing, calves and cows during and after a drought, and What happens now to the cow-calf herds “The Beef Cattle Industry”. Pre-registrations is required. Cost is $20 per person and includes, BBQ lunch, Discussions and Trade show. Three (3) CEU credits will be given. To register contact the Jefferson County Extension office at 409-835-8461

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In The Park Festival Nov. 5th • 10am-Dusk • 2700 Western Ave. Seale-Alford Plaza • Next to West Orange City Hall

ADMITTANCE IS FREE! Free Kid’s Activites

MANY BOOTHS SELLING: Blankets, Jewelry, Christmas Crafts, Fragrance Lamps, Wooden Yard Art, Scentsy Candles, Muche & Other Purses, Wreaths, Bird Houses, Squirrel Feeders, Soap Nutz, Handmade Goats’ Milk Soap Stained Glass Crosses, Pop Tab Jewelry, and so much more! SCRUMPTIOUS FOOD & SNACKS: Red Beans & Rices, Fried Oreos, Sweets, Baked Goods, Sausage on a Stick, Funnel Cakes, Fried Twinkies, Corndogs, Hamburgers & More! LOCAL ENTERTAINMENT FEATURING: Shon Branham, BC Pep squad(middle school officers), WOS Elementary Choir, BC Elementary Choir, Calvary Baptist Church Choir, Tara Pelfrey, Chelsey Chaffin, Brianne Chaffin, Tiger Rock Martial Arts HEALTH EXPO: In conjunction with the festival, a 5k run / walk will be taking place. For more Info call 409-882-7010

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up an incredible 14 percent since Obama took office. The reduction in imports is less than half, which means tens of billions of dollars now stay in our country. Gas production is up 16 percent, gas liquids up 26 percent, solar generation up 14 percent and wind generation up 59 percent. Democrats are supposed to dislike oil and gas production but Obama has opened up offshore production, something multiple Republican presidents and governors failed to do. Against all odds U.S. energy policy is finally reaping significant rewards for all of us. The President’s policies have boosted the oil industry. Our energy President deserves a fair share of the credit, which in some quarters he’s not getting.

From the Creaux’s Nest AND SO IT IS Everyday I think about how fortunate we are, thanks to Ms. Nelda’s foresight, to have the Stark Foundation in Orange County. The Foundation is a great asset to Orange. This month in “Texas Monthly” people will be able to read, in a two-page layout, about the W.H. Stark Victorian House, in the heart of historical downtown Orange. The Stark Foundation gives so much to the community, in so many ways. *****Well, this week, our friend Mayor McDonald of West Orange and his city staff are putting on their annual “Holiday in the Park” event on Saturday, Nov. 5, 10 a.m. till dark. There will be plenty for the kids and adults to do.***** Also it’s Bayou Bowl time. The annual big game between Orangefield and Bridge City. It’s always a good game and unpredictable. The winner gets to keep the Buzzie Gunn trophy for a year. The Orangefield Bobcats will host the big game Friday night. Come tailgate and support two good football teams.****Another event to be held Nov. 5, 7:30 p.m. is the tribute to Johnny Preston to be held at Port Arthur Lamar Performing Arts Theater. Performing will be Jivin’ Gene, Dickie Lee, Chris Montel and Johnny Tillotson. All great artists. Advance tickets are available at Museum of the Gulf Coast or by calling 9827000.*****I haven’t gotten around much to visit the natives but maybe by next week I can report what is going on with them. For now I’d best get going with what I’ve got. Come along, I promise it won’t do you no harm. THE SHRINKING MIDDLE-CLASS Back in the 1970’s, I wrote about how someday the middle-class would find itself in it’s now present situation. Then, when President Reagan fired and dismantled the air controllers, I wrote about his action being the first step in delivering a blow to labor and the working class. Through the Reagan, George H., Clinton and Geo. W. years the middle class continued to fade. The worker making $22 an hour in the 1980s has seen his hourly wage drop to $17 per hour. Through these times, the wealthiest saw their income go up 280 percent. The middle class rose 18 percent, stayed the same or fell back, not even getting a cost of living raise for several years. The middle class didn’t improve under President Bill Clinton but it was under President George W. Bush that the rich got richer and many in the middle class dropped, many to poverty level. The medium income has gone from $72,136 in 2006 to $64,401 in 2010. Medium housing prices came down 30 percent from 2006 to present. Food costs much more and medical, dental, vision and drugs have gone up 38 percent for 2006 to present yet salaries are down. The average worker makes $100 less a week than they did in 2000 but living cost have escalated. The wealthiest one percent of Americans now earn more than the bottom 90 percent. Income, since Reagan, has shifted to the top tier of households. Back then 53 percent of the nation’s income went to the middle class. Analysts call it the middle class squeeze. The recent recession made it worse on the middle class. Employers cut work hours, froze salaries, furloughed or imposed layoffs. At the same time family assets, homes, etc went down. The really scary thing is there is no relief in sight. Our government is in a deadlock. The United States congress refuses to raise even the smallest amount of taxes on the wealthiest Americans, who percentage-wise, pay the least and have the advantage of many loopholes, plus most traveling expenses, meals, business vacations are deducted. If adjustments are not made and the wealthiest asked to pay their fair share, we will someday find ourselves with the middle class gone. We could end up like a third world country, with only the rich and the poor who work for them. For years now it’s been coming on. By protecting the wealthy at all cost to our economy, the vast middle has less of the pie than ever before. Unemployment holds at nine percent and there is no interest in the congress to help improve it. They absolutely refuse to even look at a plan that takes away from the rich. Another hang-up involves reducing the debt that was created in the years between 2000 and 2010, when the national debt doubled from $5.6 trillion to $11.4 trillion. They are blaming the wrong people. The middle class didn’t profit, the wealthy did. JUST THE FACTS FOLKS Profits climb for Exxon Mobile, Chevron and Shell. Exxon profits increased 41 percent to over $10 billion. Other oil companies reported large profits, plus these companies receive billions in tax deductions. Meanwhile, the Dow Jones average surged to it’s biggest monthly gain since 1987. Chrysler and G.M. showed increased profits over 20 percent. The GDP is up 2.5 percent which shows the economy is growing, not great but improving, despite a non-cooperative United State congress. In a few months unemployment would drop to below eight percent if the American Jobs Act would pass the house and the country would be back to rolling again. The Republican led congress is hell bent on not helping President Obama turn the economy around. If it was up to speaker Boehner a deal would be in place but he can’t deliver because of the Tea Party members. Meanwhile, United States domestic oil production is

TURNING BACK THE HANDS OF TIME Eight Years Ago-2003 Bill Nickum will be Parade Marshall of the Bridge City Holiday Parade, Nov. 11. *****County Commissioner John Dubose is honored by the County Judges and Commissioners Association of Southeast Texas. Commissioner Owen Burton, of Pct. 2, nominated Dubose for the Texas Courthouse Community Award.*****Meanwhile, Burton opens new Pct. 2 office in Mauriceville.*****Professional female boxer Valerie Mahfood trains in Bridge City at “The Gym” with trainer Chris Williams. Her personal trainers in the ring are Henry Murdock and Austin Green. Mahfood was defeated recently by Laila Ali, daughter of Mohammed Ali, and is now hoping to regain her title in a rematch. (Editor’s note: “What became of her anyway?)*****The Bridge City water tower gets a makeover.*****Doris Sanders, 70, died Sunday, Nov. 2. Services were held Wednesday at Claybar Funeral Home. This good lady left behind husband Lynwood, daughter Ann, sons Alan, Jim, Steven and their families. (Editor’s note: Hard to believe eight years have gone by.)*****Mary Bryant has triple bypass surgery at Park Place Hospital. She is expected to be released next week. Son Matt, kicker for the New York Giants, flew in to be with his mom. Sunday Matt watched his replacement, Brett Conway, miss a 39-yard field goal that would have won the game. However, in overtime, Conway kicked a 29-yarder to win the game for the Giants.*****Country Music Awards are coming up. Country, going back to it’s roots, nominated Willie Nelson, Randy Travis, George Strait, Dolly Parton, Alan Jackson and Patty Lovelace.*****Joel Steirman’s wife says a big party is being planned for Nov. 21, when Joel turns 60. (Editor’s not: I attended that party at the Boat Club and it was big. Now Joel will be 68. Two years away from 70. Where will the next party be held?)*****Gene and Judge Flo headed to the deer lease. Flo kills them, Gene does the heavy lifting.*****The Record’s “Football Players of the Week are Ryan Crouch, West Orange-Stark, Luke Lyons, Bridge City, John Medina, Orangefield and Donald Tardy, Little CypressMauriceville. 32 Years Ago-1988 Jim Gunter, a native of Pinehurst, wears three hats; he works at B.F. Goodrich, is a real estate broker/insurance salesman and he sings and picks a guitar. Jim also plays harmonica and entertains at local restaurants. He perfected a routine for “Orange Blossom Special,” which, according to “Music Trade” magazine, can’t be done. Gunter plays two harmonicas, the guitar, the drums and bass all at the same time. It compares to typing and writing at the same time. He calls his act “Funny Business One Man Band.”*****Tim Hughes, a Scot-Irishman, recently returned from Ireland. While there he located a Irishman named Timothy Hughes.*****Corky and Betty Harmon have just returned from a trip to Germany, Egypt, Holland, Belgium, the Nile River and the Pyramids.*****A new building has been completed next to H.D. Pate’s law office and will be occupied by Rusty Nicks Real Estate and Larry Webb, CPA. (Editor’s note: That building later became “The Creaux’s Nest” and H.D. no longer occupies his building. Ike got the Creaux’s Nest but it is slowly being remodeled.*****The West Orange-Stark Mustangs wiped up on Thomas Jefferson with a 34-14 win. Ernest Anderson scored first and Kerry Franks booted the extra point. Franks also scored an 80-yard touchdown run. Anderson ran for 120 years on 25 totes. Franks had 97 yards on six tries.*****The Bridge City Cards beat the Silsbee Tigers 21-6. Bryan Ward took the opening kickoff 95 yards for a touchdown. Ward threw an option pass to Shannon Foreman for a T.D.*****Bill Clements and wife, Rita, to make a stop in Orange. He is a Republican candidate for governor. BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK Amy Skidmore, Kimberly Hall, Olin Mahfouz, Laura Clark, Ruby Elizabeth Steppe, Dale Dardeau, Joyce Grant, Julia Letcher, Keith McCurry, Marge Everitt, Ruby Hickey, Skeet Boehme, Anne Garrison, Rosemary Spell, David Caples, Tommy Green, Vicki Lowe, Courtney Courville, Dale Carlton, David Hebert, Donna Bell, Denise Stanton, Jim Simon, Loretta Meadows, Marilyn Prewitt, Pam Guyote, Gail Hass, Kathy Arceneaux, Kim Moore, Louise Fuselier, Myrtice Moore, Ruth Walker, Camden Walton, Sharon Dunn, Chris Rogers, Gina Beaulieu, John Dubose, Kember Ess, Margaret Thibodeaux, Robert Rubel, Viola Thibodeaux, Carrie Larson, Derek Grooms, Faye Harrington, Kathy Johnson, Kay Wingate, Johnny Mantagne, Robin Schaffer, Jackie Litton, Greg Broussard, Claris Collins, James Bergeron, Barbara Lopez, Bob Johnston, Cheryl Swenson, Chuckie Ganze, Dee Moran, Bryana Hernandez, Debra Burch, Keith Longlois, Aaron Hommel and Dixie Brint. A FEW HAPPENINGS Our longtime friend, Anabel Rost, stopped by to say she had been to her and Roy’s class reunion in Abbeville. She tells us next weekend is a great time to visit the Cajun town to attend the “World’s Largest Omelet Festival.” Certified chefs from around the world, France, Italy and others, come to help cook the omelet. The omelet will be prepared Sunday afternoon on Concord St. in Downtown Abbeville.*****The reason we have over one million uninsured children in Texas, doubling all other states, is simple. If you recall the 2003 Texas budget cut of $200 million from CHIP. In that same budget Perry asked lawmakers for, and received, $227 million to initiate his “Texas Enterprise Fund.” He made the choice to turn his back on the children. He could have used the $227 million to keep CHIP whole. It’s that simple.*****We spoke with our friend Doug Harrington, who is still in Houston. He will take his last treatment next Monday, Nov. 7. He can’t wait to get home after all these many weeks.***** Some special folks celebrating birthdays this week: Someone who is truly special in every way is Denise Stanton, who marks another

birthday on Nov. 3. I believe she will be 42. She’s a gifted child who is a real kick.***A special lady we have known and been involved in her life since she was 14 is Sharon Dunn, who celebrates her birthday Nov. 5. Best wishes and good health and a long life.***Johnny Montagne Jr. has his mother’s work ethic plus an engineering degree from Texas A&M. He also is married to one of Devra and Bobby Cormier’s beautiful daughters. He doesn’t need much more luck. “John Boy” is a year older on Nov. 5.***His granddad Cedric Stout, turns 90 on Nov. 7. A big celebration will be held on Nov. 4 and Nov. 5 to honor this Pearl Harbor survivor. A great guy and true hero.***Commissioner John Dubose celebrates on Nov. 6. He was quite young when we first met him. He’s a true conservative in every sense of the word. He still has the first dollor he ever earned.***Belated birthdays we just slapped missed last week. Joe Kazmar, longtime sports writer, former Little League world championsenserage golfer and a friend of many years. It’s hard to believe Joe turned 70 last Friday.***Judge Don Burgess turned 65 last Friday also. Like Kaz, we have known him for 40 years.***Celebrating also in Oct. was 52 year old Ron Sigler. A good buddy. Happy birthday to all.*****Happy anniversary to Mary and Don Straton. They’s going to rumble on their day, Nov. 5.*****Shirley and Butch Choate celebrate on Nov. 8.*****The Wednesday Lunch Bunch will dine at Novrozsky’s this week then back to Robert’s next. Everyone always welcome.*****Herman Cain is leading Perry in a Texas poll. His backbone throughout the country is the Tea Party, who was for Palin, then Bachman, Perry and now Cain. In the end they will have to support Romney, want to are not, or they can go fishing. Perry, while running for governor of Texas last year, said he would not run for president, has now cost Texas taxpayers over $500 million in security, etc., while he runs around the country. The cost could well hit $1 billion and he won’t even be invited to be a vice-presidential candidate. He will still make plenty of money on the speaking circuit when it’s all said and done, following the Sarah Palin model that has made her super rich.*****A point of interest that caught my ear, Perry told Chris Wallace, on FOX News Sunday, that he will reduce federal funding for elementary and secondary education by 50 percent. Now that’s really what this country needs, sending education back to “Ned” in the first grade primer.*****Grim news for oyster and seafood lovers and also seafood restaurants. Red Tide has killed three million fish. It doesn’t kill oysters but the algae in their flesh can poison anyone who eats them. For now, harvesting shellfish off the Texas coast is banned. A lot of rain freshwater is the only savior.*****CREAUX’S TIP OF THE WEEK: Place fabric softener sheets in dresser drawers and your clothes will smell freshly washed for weeks. You can also do this with towels and linens.*****CAJUN DEFINITION: Tasso, (tah-soh) strips of spiced pork or beef which are smoked like jerky and used to flavor many dishes. A sort of Cajun pepperoni. Tasso can be found locally at Robert’s, Danny’s or K-Dans. Try it, it’s great in anything from beans to gumbo.*****Well, I have to comment on the World Series. I still believe the Rangers were the best team. St. Louis wasn’t even the best team in the National League. They backed into the playoffs as a wild card but they had that Cinderella thing, destined to win. The baseball angels wouldn’t let them be denied. In game six the Rangers twice came within one strike of winning it all. That was probably the best baseball game I’ve ever watched. Tony LaRussa, who announced his retirement, is one of the great coaches of our times. CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS On Nov. 2, K.D. Lang will be 50; Nelly, 37.***Roseanne Barr will be 59 on Nov. 3; Dennis Miller, 58 and Kate Capshaw, 58.***Sean “P Diddy” Combs will be 42 on Nov. 4; Kathy Griffin, 45 and Matthew McConaughey, 42.***Bryan Adams will be 52 on Nov. 5.***Rebecca Romijn will be 39 on Nov. 6; Sally Field, 65 and Maria Shriver, 56.***John Mellencamp will be 60 on Nov. 7; Christopher Knight, 54.***Bonnie Raitt will be 62 on Nov. 8; Mary Hart, 61; Tara Reid, 36 and Jack Osbourne, 26. CAJUN STORY OF THE WEEK Note from Cuzzin Sostan Dear Cuz, Me, I wanted you to know dat da utta night I was watching FOX News and you guvaner, Rick Perry, was on da tv. He said to save da U.S. economy, dat wen he becomes Prezident he will order da immigration department to start deporting old people instead of illegals, in order to lower Social Security and Medicare costs. “Old folks are easier to catch dem, and dey will not remember how to get back to dere homes,” he said. “I started crying me wen t’ought about you.” See you on da bus, Your Cuz Sostan C’EST TOUT It’s throw Herman Cain overboard with a long ago sex scandal and Perry will be the beneficiary. Rick is a lucky guy, plus he has $17 million to spend. Rush Limbaugh and the Tea Party, after leaving Perry, will come back to him if he doesn’t appear to be drunk. They just don’t want Romney. Cain supposedly said some off color things to a couple of women back 20 years ago. It might be hogwash but it sells. It will knock him out of the V.P. spot.*****We were sorry to see our longtime friend and employee Al Deroche retire. He has called on the business trade for The Record for the past 14 years. At 84 years old he still had a great work ethic. His wife Helen’s health is failing so he’ll stay home with her. He won’t be happy not working; he’s worked since he was 8 years old. He retired from Gulf after 30 years and became a contractor, then a sales executive. We wish him the best and thank him for the years.*****Don’t forget to turn back your clock Saturday night. Savings Time starts at 2 a.m. Sunday morning.***** My time is up, thanks for yours. Read us cover to cover and look the ads over for great bargains. Take care and God bless.

The Record • Week of Wednesday, November 2, 2011


Lacassine Playboys win bin at Le Cajun Music Awards Staff Report For The Record A regional music group has made 2011 a year to remember. The Lacassine Playboys claimed several awards at the 23rd Annual Le Cajun Plaque and Music Awards Ceremony, which was presented by the Cajun French Music Association, on Aug. 19 at the Cade Community Ctr. in St. Martinsville, La. The band won awards for “Band of the Year”, and “Album of the Year” and “The Peoples Choice Award”, while also receiving individual member honors. Ellis Vanicore won “Fiddler of the Year” and Kaleb Trahan was named “Accordionist of the Year.” Only members of the Cajun French Music Association, which boasts a membership of more than 2000 families, can vote for these prestigious awards. These families serve seven chapters in Louisiana, four in Southeast Texas, and even one in Chicago, Ill. Cajun music fans interested in witnessing this talented quintet firsthand may do so this Saturday as the group will perform at 10:45 am, at Festival Acadian in Gerard Park in Lafayette, La. The group performs regularly every Sunday at Wayne and Layne’s in Carlyss, La. from 3 to 7 p.m. Lacassine Playboys received five group and individual awards at the 2011 Le Cajun Music Awards. Picture are (from left to right): Robert LaPointe, Orsy Vanicor, Ellis Vanicor, Kaleb Trahan and Jimmy Aguillard.

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• The Record • Week of Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Community Bulletin Board American Legion to host plate lunch fundraiser On Thursday, Nov. 3, the American Legion Post 49, 108 Green Ave in Orange, will host a plate lunch fundraiser. The menu will be smoke chicken quarter, dirty rice, coleslaw, green beans, bread and dessert for $7 each. Walk-in are welcome and delivery is also available Please call 886-1241 after noon on Wednesday, Nov. 2 for orders and before 9 a.m. on Thursday for orders to be delivered. All proceeds go back into the American Legion Post 49, which is a non-profit Veteran organization.

Fraternal Order of Eagles to host dance The Fraternal Order of Eagles, located at 803 N. 28th Street, will host a dance on Saturday, Nov. 5 to begin at 8 p.m. The dance will feature Jesse and Company. The community is encouraged to come dance and have a good time.

Orange Amateur Radio Club monthly meeting set The Orange Amateur Radio Club will host its monthly meeting at the Red Cross building located at 3901 I-H 10 in Orange, Texas November the 4th at 7:30 p.m. The public is invited. For more information contact Rocky Wilson at or 409 988-8906. Visit our website at w5nd.

Toy drive for Bastrop wildfire victims extended to Nov. 3 Due to the great response and the need of toys, the toy drive to benefit the children of Bastrop wildfires has been extended to Nov. 3. Treasures Requested but not limited to are: NEW dolls, trucks, cars, balls, bats, gloves, basketballs, footballs, soccer balls, nonmotorized riding toys, action figures, books, etc. Treasures for all ages needed All NEW toys will be appreciated by the children; no clothes please. Drop off locations: Vidor: Novrozskys; Bridge City: Big Red Air, Joy Dubose-Simonton, Attorney at Law, Bridge City Bank and Firestone Credit Union; and in Orange: Orange: Novrozskys and David Self Ford. This toy drive is sponsored by Vidor, Bridge City and Orange Area Chamber of Commerce. For more information: please call 779-0281

Bridge City Middle School Choral Dept. to honor Vets The Bridge City Middle School Choral department will be paying tribute to all veterans in observance of the upcoming 2011 Veterans Day. A musical salute will be presented Thursday, Nov. 10, with a patriotic concert. All area veterans and the public are invited. The concert will be held in the Bridge City Middle School Cafetorium at 2 p.m.

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When Los Angeles art dealer Kristian Christian created a Facebook event page calling for bank clients to protest high fees and move their accounts to credit unions, she didn’t expect to create a national movement. A few days later, her page went viral, garnering national media coverage. It now has over 59,000 followers. What started as a small business owner’s frustration has now become a nationwide event, National Bank Transfer Day, and is set for Saturday, Nov. 5. Credit unions across the U.S. have already begun preparing for National Bank Transfer Day. Locally, DuPont Goodrich Federal Credit Union has decided to open all its branch lobbies on Nov. 5 and extend their hours from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. They are also offering $50 to anyone who opens a checking account with a debit card. “We have so much to offer; we’re willing to pay people just to experience the DuGood difference,” President and CEO Jada Kelley said. Kelley continued to elaborate on the “DuGood difference,” stating that many of the credit union’s products and services are either free or low cost. She also pointed out that many people are unaware that mem-

Fund Raising effort on Saturday, Nov. 12 at the Bridge City WalMart, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Many patriotic items will be available. Funds raised will help us in our effort each year to send a boy from each local high school to the American Legion’s Boys State Program held for a week in Austin. This past summers participants were Cody Banken from Bridge City and Robert Ehrlich from Orangefield. We also provide Blue Star Banner Certificates and Flags to family members of local residents currently on active duty in the military. We look forward to speaking with all local Veterans who are potential members. We hope they will join us in our wonderful patriotic-fellowship and other activities. Any veterans interested in joining our group, or to answer any questions are urged to call either Commander Mike Reilly at 883-4753 or Adjutant Arlene Howland at 409-745-3427. If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation, please send to “American Legion, Bridge City Post 250,” PO Box 1561, Bridge City TX 77611.

Orange VFW, Ladies Auxiliary to how POW/MIAs Orange Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2775 and The Ladies Auxiliary will honor all POW/MIAs and their families during a special ceremony on Veterans Day. Post Commander Robert LaFleur and Auxiliary President Cathie Duhon will preside over the program.  The Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 348, will have their TEXAS WALL set up for viewing.  The wall honors all Texas POW/MIAs from the Vietnam War.  The program is open to the public and will take place at the VFW at 5303 Sixteenth Street on November 11th at 11 am.  For further information, contact Commander Robert LaFleur at 886-0315 or 313-0502.

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Bridge City ISD, in accordance with Chapter 74.24 TAC, will administer the Texas Tech University Credit by Examination Tests. Testing dates will be December 6, 7 and 8, 2011 and June 5, 6 and 7 2012. Students in grades first through fifth will be allowed to take each of the five tests (Math, Science, Language Arts, Reading, and Social Studies) at the elementary level without prior instruction. The student must score at least 90 on each of the five four tests to be considered eligible for grade level acceleration. Students in grades sixth through 12 will be permitted to take an examination to earn credit for an academic course for which they have had no prior instruction. Students must score at least 90 on the test to receive course credit. Additional information and registration forms can be obtained by contacting Gina Mannino at:

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The Orange County Farmers’ Market has opened for the season and expanded to include Wednesdays from 4-7 p.m., in addition to the usual 6:30-10 a.m. on Saturdays. The market ends when the produce is sold out, which is often earlier than the times shown. The following items are now available: Satsumas, mustard and turnip greens, radishes, sweet potatoes, watermelon, tomatoes, yellow squash, okra, hot peppers, bell peppers, smoked turkeys and chickens, jelly, fresh eggs, local honey, blueberry juice,

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bership at most credit unions is open to the community. For example, membership at DuGood is open to anyone who lives, works, or worships in Jefferson, Hardin, Orange, or Jasper counties. People no longer have to be associated with a particular business or trade.

The Credit Union Difference With so much happening in the financial industry, even the most savvy consumer can get confused. What is it that makes credit unions so different from banks? Not-for-Profit- The earnings made by a credit union are returned to their members in the form of lower loan rates, higher interest in deposits, and lower fees. Ownership- Credit unions are an economic democracy.  Each member has ownership and one vote.  A member’s influence is not determined by the amount of money he or she has deposited.  Volunteer Boards- Credit unions are governed by a board of directors, elected by and from the credit union’s membership. Board members serve voluntarily without pay. Social Purpose- All credit unions are united by the philosophy of “people helping people.”  This philosophy creates fierce member loyalty and drives many credit unions to become involved in charitable activities in their communities. For more information about National Bank Transfer Day, visit or search Bank Transfer Day on Facebook.

blueberry bushes, and house plants. The market is held in the parking lot in front of Big Lots on MacArthur Drive. For additional information, contact Texas AgriLife at 882-7010.

Tribute to Johnny Preston set for Nov. 5 On Saturday, Nov. 5 at 7:30 p.m., the Port Arthur Historical Society and Lamar State College-Port Arthur will present a Tribute to Johnny Preston with entertainment from Jivin’ Gene, Dickie Lee, Chris Montez and Johnny Tillotson. The tribute will be held LSCPA’s Performing Arts Theater, located at 1700 Procter Street in Port Arthur. Tickets cost $20. Advance tickets are available at the Museum of the Gulf Coast, located at 700 Procter Street (409-982-7000). Proceeds will benefit the Museum of the Gulf Coast and the LSCPA Commercial Music Program.

Benefit for City of Refuge set for Nov. 12 A benefit for the City of Refuge, a Veteran’s homeless shelter, will be held on Saturday, Nov 12 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, located at 108 Green Ave in Orange. The event is sponsored by Sabine Aerie 2523 and the Fraternal Order of Eagles and all proceeds will go to the City of Refuge in Vinton, La to hlep them fund a very much needed building. Barbecue plates, music, raffles and 50-50 auctions will be available. For more information, contact Yvonne at 409-745-3842.

Light up Bridge City for the holidays The Bridge City/Orangefield Rotary Club and the City of Bridge City are planning to “Light up Bridge City” for the upcoming Holidays. The plans are to attach “shooting Star” pole decorations along Texas Ave., along with eight foot “Angels” pole decor on the corners of Texas Ave. and Roundbunch. There will also be a dickens Christmas Vignette depicting skaters, a Christmas Tree on the corner of Texas Ave. and Roundbunch. They are asking for donations from the area businesses as well as individuals in order to purchase the life size silhouettes for the corners vignette. Any amount of donation would be greatly appreciated. Checks can be made to BC Rotary-Christmas Decor. An account has been set-up at Bridge City Bank for this purpose. Checks can be mailed to P.O. Box 191 Bridge City, 77611. For further information contact: Lou Raburn at 409-735-2688 or 882-4142, or Lucy Fields at 697-1206 or 626-1974

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The Symposium and Trade show will be held Nov. 14 from 8:30 am to 4 p.m. at the Ford Park Event Center in Beaumont. The focus for the beef symposium and trade show will be, survival and recovery of the drought. Topics of discussion will include; health problems and management during and after drought in a cow-calf herds, Managing forages and pastures during and after a drought, Cattle marketing, calves and cows during and after a drought, and What happens now to the cowcalf herds “The Beef Cattle Industry”. Pre-registrations is required. Cost is $20 per person and includes, BBQ lunch, Discussions and Trade show. Three (3) CEU credits will be given. To register contact the Jefferson County Extension office at 409-835-8461

American Legion to host pool tournament The American Legion Lloyd Grubbs Post 49, located at 108 Green Ave. in Orange, will be hosting a pool tournament every Friday from 7 p.m. to midnight. There is a ten player maximum. The community is encouraged to join in the fun and free food to help support the Veterans. For more information, call 409-3304847.

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

Rape and Suicide Crisis Center to offer support group meetings The Rape and Suicide Crisis Center of Southeast Texas will be hosting a support group for female survivors of sexual assault the first and third Wednesday of every month, starting at 5:30 p.m. Meetings will be held at the Foundation of Southeast Texas building, located at 700 North St. in downtown Beaumont. To RSVP or for further information, please contact the Crisis Center at 409-832-6530.

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Deaths and Memorials To Be held:

Raymond Joubert Bridge City Raymond Joubert, 90, of Bridge City passed away Sunday, Oct. 30, at The Meadows in Orange. Funeral Services will be at 10 a.m., W e d n e s d a y, Nov. 2 at the First Baptist Church in Bridge City with the Rev. Bob Boone officiating. Interment will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. Mr. Joubert was born Jan. 11, 1921 in Lawtell, La, to Lucien and Ella Mary (Bertrand) Joubert. He served in the United States Navy during World War II and the Korean War. He was a retired insulator with the Asbestos Workers Local 112 in Lake Charles. He was a longtime member of First Baptist Church in Bridge City. Mr. Joubert was also a Master Mason with the Masonic Lodge 1345 and achieved the 32nd degree Scottish Rite. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lucien and Ella Joubert; wife of 56 years, Jacqueline (Thompson) Joubert; sisters, Helen Ebenoch and Mary Ream and brothers, Albert Joubert, Shirley Joubert and Medward Joubert. Mr. Joubert is survived by his children, Danny Joubert of Malakoff, Theresa Joubert of Arlington, Raymond Joubert Jr. and wife, Maggie of Orange, Jennifer Poche and husband, Roy of Port Acres and Freida Brasseaux and husband, Marty of Bridge City; twelve grandchildren; thirteen great grandchildren and dear friend, Abigale Browning. Serving as pallbearers will be Charlie Williams, Chris Skinner, Jeremy Poche, Ricky McClelland, David Livingston, Adam Caillavet and Lucas Duval.

Elizabeth Crew Hubert Orange Elizabeth Crew Hubert, 88, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 13, on Whidbey Island, Wash. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4, at Claybar Funeral Home Chapel in Orange. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Interment of Mrs. Hubert’s cremated remains will follow at Orange Forest Lawn Cemetery in West Orange. Following the interment service, friends are invited to join the family for a reception to be held at La Quinta Inn on Hwy. 62 and Interstate 10. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to First United Methodist Church, PO Box 939, Mauriceville, TX

77626-0939, or the charity of the donor’s choice.

David Berwick Jr. Bridge City David Berwick Jr., 89, of Bridge City passed away Monday, Oct. 30, in Monroe, La. A Graveside Service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 3, at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens near Bridge City. Visitation will be from 5 7 p.m. We d n e s d ay, at Claybar Funeral Home in Bridge City. Born in Beaumont on May 3, 1922, David was the son of David Berwick Sr. and Elizabeth (Sawyer) Berwick. He served in the U.S. Navy, was a member of the V.F.W., and later owned Bridge City Towing for 19 years. He was preceded in death by his wives, Sarah Lowrey Berwick, Pauline Starling Berwick; brother, Wesley Owen Berwick; and one grandson, Wesley. David is survived by his sons, David Ray Lowrey and wife, Tammy of Monroe, Louisiana, and Dennis Alan Lowrey and wife, Tracy of West Monroe Louisiana; six grandchildren, Brandon, Chad, Denny, Justin, Mandy and Sam; and seven great-grandchildren. Held:

Lurline Harris Johnson Orange Lurline Harris Johnson, 92, of Orange, died Thursday, Oct. 27, at Baptist Hospital in Beaumont. A graveside service were held on Sunday, Oct. 30, at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens near Bridge City with the Rev. David Turner of Little Cypress Baptist Church officiating. Born in Esto, La. on April 8, 1919, Mrs. Johnson was the daughter of Charles Luther and Lessie Molicie (Wright) Harris. She served as a registered nurse in the Army Nurse Corps during World War II in the South Pacific. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Lamar University with a Bachelor of Science, and McNeese State University with a Master of Education. She taught fifth and sixth grade EnglishLanguage Arts at Little Cypress ISD for 21 years. She was an avid traveler with her husband, and she enjoyed reading. She was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, Wayne J. Johnson; sisters, Eileen Harkins and Thelma Berry; and brothers, C.L. Harris and Dallas Ray Harris. Mrs. Johnson is survived by her sons, Dallas W. Johnson,

M.D. of San Antonio, Donald V. Johnson and wife Leigh of Danville, Calf., Kenneth R. Johnson and wife Connie of Orange; grandchildren, Stephanie Lyons and husband Rodney, Jennifer Corrao, Leif Johnson, Afton Johnson, M.D., Valerie Lawrence and husband Scott; and greatgrandchildren, Brady Lyons, Emily Lyons, Lauren Corrao. She is also survived by her sister, Bobbie Sparks of Natchitoches, La.; and daughters-inlaw, Marina Johnson, M.D. and Anadelle Johnson. The family would like to give a special thanks to Mrs. Johnson’s caregivers: Kim Neel, Della Horton, and Cindy Fields.

Larry “Gary” Curtis Williams Vidor Larry Williams, 68, of Vidor died Friday, Oct. 28 at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont. Funeral service were held Tuesday, Nov. 1 at The Dwelling Place Church of God, with burial to follow at Suddeth Bluff Cemetery in Old Laurel, Texas. Born on June 10, 1944 and a native of Newton County, he was a longtime resident of Vidor. Larry was retired from Mobile Oil and was a member of The Dwelling Place Church of God in Vidor. Larry served his country in the U.S. Army. Larry is survived by his wife Susan Williams; sons Curt Williams and his wife Tammy, Todd Williams, and Lewis Penrod; daughters Mary “Bebe” Low and her husband Walter, Tanya Walters and her husband Al all of Vidor; brother Buddy Williams of Orange; sisters Connie Smith and Ethel Copper both of Buna, Charlene Braneff of Deweyville; grandchildren Dottie Williams, Larry Williams III and his wife Holly, Jacob Peevey, Kristi Williams, Karri Williams, Dylan Penrod, Drake Low, Derek Williams, Alvin Walters and Kylee Williams; and great grandson James Williams.

ing her grandchildren and great grandchildren. In addition to her work she was also a member of the V.F.W. Post 2775 Ladies Auxiliary. June is preceded in death by her parents and numerous siblings. Those who will most cherish her memory are her daughter, Jackie Denham and husband, Bryan of Orange; her sons, Michael R. Dempsey and wife, Marie of Orange and Steven L. Dempsey and wife, Carolyn of Orange; her sisters, Mildred Couch and husband, Melvin of Hammond, Indiana, Barbara Couch of Hammond, Indiana, Joan Whittington of Oak Hill, W.V. and Gail Sheets of Tennessee; her brother, Charles Kelley and wife, Barbara of Virginia; her grandchildren, Tiffany Richards and husband, Clay, Christen Trahan and husband, Brandon, Josh Dempsey and wife, Lauren, Seth Pickering, Katy Dempsey, Nicole Denham, Taylor Dempsey and Keleigh Dempsey; her great grandchildren, Laikyn, Kinzi, Landon, Zane, Rylan, Alyssa, Brenton, Emmerson and one on the way. June is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and extended family. June’s family wishes to give the greatest of thanks to the following people for their loving care of their mother and grandmother during her final days, Cristi Fall with Southeast Texas Hospice in Orange, Dr. Michael N. Amsden, M.D. also with Southeast Texas Hospice and Dr. Manuel Hababag. For those who desire memorial donations, please make a donation in memory of June to Southeast Texas Hospice, Post

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Hugh Robert Haley Vidor Hugh R. Haley, 72, of Vidor died Friday, Oct. 28 at his residence. Funeral services were held Monday, Oct. 31 at Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor, with burial that followed at Restlawn Memorial Park in Vidor. Born on Nov. 28, 1938 and a native of Jasper, he was a longtime resident of Vidor. Hugh was a retired inspector from Fitz and Shipman in Beaumont. He was a member and song director for North West Baptist Church in Vidor. He was a past member of the Home Builders Association. Mr. Haley partnered with Lamar University in the late 70’s to build the first Energy Efficient homes in Southeast Texas. Hugh is survived by his wife Suzanne Haley; sons John Haley of Orangefield, Paul Palmer of League City; daughters Carla Simmons of Vidor, Tammy Taylor of Nederland; brothers Bobby Haley and Charlie Haley of Houston, Mo.; grandchildren Mackenzie and Connor Benjamin Haley, Billy Ray and Leanna Simmons, Christian, Angela, Paige, Katy and Anthony Palmer, Cody and Noah Taylor and a host of family and friends.

Jeannie Ailene Sarver Orange Jeannie Ailene Sarver, 83, of Orange, died Saturday, Oct. 29, at her residence. Funeral Services were held on Monday, Oct. 31, at Claybar

Arlene Summers Johnston Nov. 2, 1920 ~ April 9, 2009 Happy birthday Mother 91 years old We love and miss you Your family Funeral Home Chapel in Orange with the Rev. Keith Meyer, pastor of Old First Orange Baptist Church officiating. Burial followed at Autumn Oaks Cemetery in Orange. Born in Timpson, Texas on Feb. 25, 1928, Jeannie was the daughter of Joseph L. and Minnie (Anderson) Crump. She was a member of Old First Orange Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, W.L. Sarver; and son, Timothy Sarver. Jeannie is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Kent and Barbara Sarver of Orangefield; three grandchildren, Jared Sarver and wife Nicole, Corey Sarver and Bryce Sarver; five greatgrandchildren, Madison, McKenzie, Kamden, Kendall and Kyler; and brothers, Robert Crump of Timpson and Bill Crump of Hallsville. The family would like to give a special thanks to Barbara Davis. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Old First Orange Baptist Church, 7925 Interstate 10 E, Orange, Texas 77630.

June L. Dempsey Orange June L. Dempsey, 79, of Orange, passed away Friday, Oct. 28, at her residence. Memorial services to remember her life were held Tuesday, Nov. 1 in the Chapel of Dorman Funeral Home in Orange with the Rev. Jeff Bell, officiating. June was born on June 1, 1932 in Longacre, W.V. to her parents, Claude Ray Kelley, Sr. and Evelyn Mae (Zickafoose) Kelley, she was a resident of Orange for 53 years and she worked as a clerk at Ike’s Grocery and the Kountry Korner Stores in Orange and with the V.F.W. Post 2775 in Orange. June will be remembered by her family as a hard worker who raised her family within simple means and she enjoyed spoil-

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Navigating a boat is much like driving a car. Safety lessons and courses can make the captain of the vessel a better sailor. Handling a boat properly and safely is something that comes with practice. Safety courses can make boating more enjoyable for all involved. Many organizations offer boating courses. Private companies, state agencies and the U.S. Coast Guard may have a safety course a boater can join. These courses will cover a variety of aspects on general boating and safety procedures. They often involve hours of classroom instruction. There may be a test at the end of the course and a certificate of completion issued. Some courses may be given right on a boat, offering first-hand experience. Browsing the course description can yield information as to which type of course is being offered.

An advantage to taking a boating safety course is that some insurance companies, much like they do with drivers who complete defensive driving courses, will offer a discount to boaters who successfully complete a recognized course in boating safety. One of the main advantages to completing a boating safety course is that it can help a person save lives. Research indicates that in Florida alone 85 percent of boating fatalities involve boaters who have not taken a boating safety course. Some states now mandate individuals complete a safety course before they are allowed to operate a water vessel. Boating safety courses will cover a host of topics, including basis boat operation. Other topics include: seamanship navigation general safety personal flotation devices first aid and emergency protocol rules of the open water water survival techniques weather safety

responsible boating It’s important to find a reputable class for boating safety. One backed by the USCG can offer the up-to-date information boaters may need. Visit the USCG online at www.uscg. mil to find a listing of recommended courses.

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3 large eggs ¾ cup of granulated sugar ¾ cup dark brown sugar 1 15oz. can pure pumpkin ¼ cup of whole milk 2 tsp pure vanilla extract 2 medium carrots, coarsely grated (about 1 cup) 1 cup walnuts, chopped For the Frosting: (no need to double this) 4 8oz. pkgs. cream cheese at room temperature 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature 4 tsp pure vanilla extract 6 cups confectioners’ sugar Orange and green gel or paste food color 1 flat-bottom wafer ice cream cone Make the Cakes and frosting 1. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly oil a 12-cup (10 in.) bundt pan, then dust with flour. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, pumpkin pie spice, baking powder, salt and baking soda. 2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, oil, sugars, pumpkin, milk and vanilla. Add the egg-oil mixture to the flour mixture, mixing until fully incorporated. Mix in the carrots and walnuts. 3. Transfer the batter to the prepared pan and bake until a wooden pick inserted in the cake comes out clean, 55 to 60 minutes. Let the cake cool in

the pan for 15 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely. Rinse out the pan and repeat to make the second cake (if not cooking at same time). 4. After the second cake has cooled, using an electric mixer, beat the cream cheese, butter and vanilla in a large bowl until smooth. Add the confectioners’ sugar and beat until fluffy Turn them into a pumpkin Cut each cake in half horizontally. Spread ¾ cup frosting on the bottom half of each cake and sandwich with the tops. Transfer ½ cup frosting to a small bowl and tint green. Transfer to a pastry bag fitted with a writing tip such as a number 3 and set aside.(cut out small corner of zip lock bag and go up and down to

cover cone if pastry bag not available) Tint the remaining frosting orange. Place one cake rounded side down onto a serving platter. Spread the top with ½ cup orange frosting and sandwich with the remaining cake, rounded side up. Frost the entire cake with the remaining orange frosting. Refrigerate for 15 minutes. Meanwhile, using the green frosting, pipe lines vertically over all sides of the wafer cone to cover; refrigerate until ready to use. Crumple a piece of foil into a loose ball, insert it into the center of the cake, and place the frosted cone slightly at an angle on top to resemble a stem. Katherine Aras Look Who’s Cooking Now (409)670-3144

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The Orange County Farmers’ Market has opened for the season and expanded to include Wednesdays from 4-7 p.m., in addition to the usual 6:30-10 a.m. on Saturdays. The market ends when the produce is sold out, which is often ear-


lier than the times shown. The following items are now available: Satsumas, mustard and turnip greens, radishes, sweet potatoes, watermelon, tomatoes, yellow squash, okra, hot peppers, bell peppers, smoked turkeys and chickens, jelly, fresh eggs, local honey, blueberry juice, blueberry bushes, and house plants. The market is held in the parking lot in front of Big Lots on MacArthur Drive. For additional information, contact Texas AgriLife at 882-7010.

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Lord Farquaad (Pictured to the left of the Gingy, the gingerbread man.) will be played by Merritt David Janes when “Shrek the Musical” comes to the Lutcher Theater Sunday. Courtesy Photo

Four generations of witches celebrated Halloween this year by continuing with the family tradition that begain in 1981. Pictured are (from left to right): Heather Horn, Brenda Mouton, baby Payden Horn (sitting in the witches cauldron) and Rena Veillon.

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Wilson and Scarecrow: Hailey Whidden (Wilson from Home Improvement) and Allison Floyd (Scarecrow).

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‘Shrek the Musical’ is almost here. The Record had the opportunity to speak with Merritt David Janes, who plays Lord Farquaad on Tuesday. “He’s what we call the vertically challenged villain in Shrek,” said Janes. “He’s about 3’5” and I’m about 5’10” so the way we do that is I’m on my knees the entire show in a contraption that is very similar to something a catcher might wear in a baseball game.” Janes is in his second month with the show. “I’m having a great time.” “I’ve been acting most of my life,” said Janes. This is not his first venture into Orange. “We were here with ‘Beauty and the Beast’ last year. We really loved the Orange audience, they were fantastic and we’re looking forward to another fantastic turnout,” said Janes. In ‘Beauty,’ Janes played Limiere, the candlestick. He said the actress playing Fionna in ‘Shrek’ was last years Belle. “All the tours I have done have been different, but for this one, this is just a fun, funny part. I’ve never played a role that was purely comedic,” he said. “Limiere was a comedic role, but it had other things. This is more in you face. I’m this ridiculous little villainous man who is just pure evil.” This is one of their busiest weeks. Janes said they are going through four cities. “We average eight shows a week.” Janes said one of the great things about trav-

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Mustangs defeat Silsbee Tigers 24-13


Kaz’s Fearless Football Forecast HWEST ORANGE-STARK over HARDIN-JEFFERSON—The Mustangs will clinch another District 21-3A championship if they win the final regular-season game on the 2011 schedule Friday night against the Hawks. The key for the ‘Stangs is to continue to improve and to keep everyone healthy for the playoffs. HNEDERLAND over LITTLE CYPRESS-MAURICEVILLE—It would be a shot-in-the-arm if the Battlin’ Bears could pull off an upset in this season finale against the Bulldogs, who have won their first outright district crown since the mid-1960’s. If that doesn’t happen, let’s hope the Bears at least have something on which to build for next season. HBRIDGE CITY over ORANGEFIELD—This game—the Bayou Bowl-- has always been a war and Friday night’s encounter at F.L. McClain Stadium in Orangefield should be no exception. A Cardinal win will put them in the playoffs while the Bobcats must win by at least seven points to earn a bid in the post-season. Junior Joe Lynch tortured the Silsbee offense after being out for several games with an injury.

MUSTANG INSIDER MERI ELEN JACOBS For The Record Visiting Tiger Stadium is not something that the Mustangs really look forward to. Besides the fact that it usually rains before or during the game, causing the fields and sidelines to be extremely muddy, Silsbee, and the referees, usually put up a big fight. The Mustangs will face the Hardin Jefferson Hawks at home Friday night. The Hawks (1-8, 0-4) are coming off of a 34-7 loss to Orangefield. HJ is lead by quarterback Jared Gieske, tailback Jeremiah Richard and receivers Austin Orrenmaa and Dylan Vannoy. And true to life, that is ex-

actly what happened this past Friday night. Only this time, unlike last, the Mustangs walked away with a 24-13 victory and are one step closer to being crowned district champs. “I’m proud of the kids,” Head Coach Cornel Thompson said. “That’s two weeks in a row that we have given that type of effort and we were mentally ready for both games.” The Tigers started off the scoring on their second possession when quarterback Patrick Reed hit a wide open Floyd Spearman for a 53-yard touchdown. Garrett Drake’s PAT was good and the Tigers were on the board, 7-0. The Mustangs, however, answered back when Derrick Ledet caught a 24-yard Jimmy Salter

RECORD PHOTO: LaKendrick Sonnier.

pass. Jerquis Beasley’s PAT was good and the score was knotted at 7-7 at the end of the first quarter. Silsbee didn’t let the tied score stop them as they pulled down deep and chanced it on fourth down from the 36. Backup quarterback Drake was able to surprise the Mustang defense by showing up uncovered in the middle of the field, snagging a Reed pass and putting six more on the board. His PAT, however, was no good. The Mustangs answered the call with just 19 seconds left in the first half when Salter followed Lindsey right around the left side and leapt into the end zone to tie the score. But Beasley’s kick was good and the Mustangs were up by one

to head into the locker room at the half. This only fired WO-S up and coming out in the second half, they were able to hold Silsbee scoreless, while putting up ten points of their own to win the game. One of the interesting plays of the game came after the Mustangs were on the six inch line and were called for a personal foul, moving back to the 15-yard line. Silsbee’s defense forced the Mustangs to kick a field goal. The attempt was blocked and after falling into two Silsbee defenders hands, ended up in the hands of Mustang Travon Blanchard, who happened to be over the goal line. The referee, who had the perfect view of the play, WOS MUSTANGS PAGE 6B

HVIDOR over LIVINGSTON—This is a big order for the Pirates, but it certainly would make their trip to the playoffs much more memorable with an upset win in the last regularseason game. HDEWEYVILLE over HEMPHILL—The Pirates have had an up-and-down ride through the District 10-2A Division II schedule this fall and a big win in the season’s finale would jump-start the program for next year. HORANGE COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN over ALVIN LIVING STONES CHRISTIAN—The Lions would like to end the regular season on a positive note before embarking into the state playoffs. HSTEPHEN F. AUSTIN over LAMAR—The Cards are finding the sledding quite tough their initial season in the Southland Conference. Saturday’s contest against the Lumberjacks won’t be any easier. HMCNEESE STATE over NICHOLLS STATE—The Cowboys hope to snap their horrendous four-game losing streak in their final home game of the season at the expense of the Colonels Saturday night. KAZ’S FEARLESS FORECAST PAGE 2B


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Cardinals defeat Hamshire-Fannett 35-14 Kaz’s Forecast From Page 1B HHIGH SCHOOL—Silsbee over Hamshire-Fannett, PNG over Beaumont Central, Port Arthur Memorial over Baytown Sterling, Jasper over Diboll, Kirbyville over Center, Newton over Kountze, Woodville over Buna, East Chambers over Warren, West Sabine over Hull-Daisetta, Burkeville over Sabine Pass, Evadale over High Island, Beaumont Kelly over Houston Christian, Brenham over Stratford, Barbers Hill over Crosby, Cleveland over Tarkington, Coldspring over Liberty, Splendora over Shepherd; La Porte over Beaumont West Brook, Beaumont Ozen over Lumberton, Katy over Cinco Ranch (all Saturday).


The Bridge City Cardinals improved to 7-2 overall, 3-1 in district, and moved one step away from the playoffs with a convincing win over the Hamshire-Fannett Longhorns 35-14. The Cardinals will face the Orangefield Bobcats this Friday as they play in the annual Bayou Bowl. The game will start at 7 p.m. at the Orangefield High School. The Cardinals scored their first touchdown on a four yard run by Hunter Clark after a fumble recovery by Dylan Sams. With 9:48 to play in the first quarter, Daniel Faulk made it 7-0, with his extra point. Clark struck again with five seconds left in the first quarter with a one yard TD run, bringing our score to 14-0 after Faulk’s PAT. On the Longhorns first drive of the second quarter Malachi Busby recovered a fumble that led to another Cardinal touchdown. Matt Menard hit Cameron Dishon on a 20 yard TD pass, and with the PAT, the score was 21-0 with 8:46 left in the half. The next five possessions for both teams would end up in punts, to go along with one turnover on downs. The Cardinals took their 21 point lead into the locker room. The Cardinals made it 28-0 on their first dive of the second half. Hunter Clark scored his third touchdown of the night on a seven yard TD run. Tyler Roberts received an assist on the touchdown making a nice long run on the drive, breaking several tackles on his way down the seven yard line. Faulk added the point after. Roberts would then stop Fannett’s next drive with an interception, but the Longhorns would get it back with an interception of their own. The Longhorn’s would finally get

HCOLLEGE—Temple over Ohio U.(today), Miami, O. over Akron, Florida State over Boston College, South Alabama over Mississippi Valley State and Central Florida over Tulsa (all Thurs.), Southern Cal over Colorado and Central Michigan over Kent State (both Fri.), Sam Houston State over Southeastern Louisiana, Northwestern State over Central Arkansas, Texas State over Prairie View, Oklahoma over Texas A&M, Oklahoma State over Kansas State, Texas over Texas Tech, Iowa State over Kansas, Missouri over Baylor, Houston over UAB, UTEP over Rice, SMU over Tulane, TCU over Wyoming, Texas Southern over Southern, LSU over Alabama, Stanford over Oregon State, Boise State over UNLV, Oregon over Washington, South Carolina over Arkansas, Michigan State over Minnesota, Wisconsin over Purdue, Nebraska over Northwestern, Michigan over Iowa, Georgia over New Mexico State, Arizona State over UCLA, Cincinnati over Pittsburgh, West Virginia over Louisville, Eastern Michigan over Ball State, Ole Miss over Kentucky, Rutgers over South Florida, Virginia over Maryland, Connecticut over Syracuse, Miami over Duke, Ohio State over Indiana, Florida over Vanderbilt, Air Force over Army, North Carolina over North Carolina State, California over Washington State, Notre Dame over Wake Forest, Southern Miss over East Carolina, San Jose State over Idaho, Utah over Arizona, San Diego State over New Mexico, Fresno State over Louisiana Tech, Hawaii over Utah State, Navy over Troy, Louisiana-Lafayette over LouisianaMonroe, Florida International over Western Kentucky, Tennessee over Middle Tennessee State, Arkansas State over Florida Atlantic, Alabama A&M over Alcorn State, Alabama State over Arkansas-Pine Bluff, Jackson State over Grambling State, Mississippi State over Tennessee-Martin, Northern Illinois over Bowling Green and Toledo over Western Michigan (both Tues.). Senior Quarterback, Matt Menard, throws a pass before being tackled by a Hamshire-Fannett player. RECORD PHOTO: Larry Trimm.

on the board with 36 seconds left in the third quarter with an eight yard TD run, cutting into the lead, 28-7. The next two possessions would end up in scores, one for each team. Menard found Dishon again on a 20 yard TD pass, Faulk adding his point, for the last Cardinal score of the night. H-F put a 58 yard drive together ending in a 14 yard TD run, bringing our score to where it ended at 35

for the Cardinals and 14 for the Longhorns. West Orange is sitting atop the district at 4-0. Bride City is in second at 3-1, with Orangefield and Silsbee at 2-2. Hamshire Fannett is 1-3, with Hardin Jefferson looking for their first win. Playoffs start early for the Cardinals this week with the Bayou Bowl against cross town rival, the Orangefield Bobcats. Same thing as last year, the

Bobcats will have to spot the Cardinals some points. The Mustangs are in and have clinched the division II, number one seed. The Cardinals can clinch a berth into the state playoffs with a win or a loss by less than seven points against the Bobcats. The Cardinals can also clinch with a Silsbee loss to Hamshire-Fannett. CARDINALS PAGE 5B

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

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The Bobcats can get in with a seven point, or more win against the Cardinals. They also can get in with a win against the Cardinals, and a Silsbee loss or even a loss against the Cardinals, and a loss by Silsbee by more than two points. The Bobcats won the game last year but did not advance because of the point system. So it’s early playoffs for both team. Should be another barn burner. Let’s make it easy, just win and you are in. Speaking of winners, it was a nice senior night for all. Congratulations to all our band members, our cheerleaders, especially our seniors and how about those STRUTTERS?

Orangefield defeats Hardin Jefferson, prepares for Bridge City

Senior Tyler Wright runs the ball, misses tackle by Livingston Lion player. RECORD PHOTO: Ty Manuel.

LCM Bears fall to Livingston, 35-0 MIKE LOUVIERE FOR THE RECORD

The Battlin’ Bears took on the Livingston Lions in “The Jungle” Friday night and the Lions skinned the Bears 350. The win put the Lions in a three way tie for second place in district 20-4A with the Vidor Pirates and the PNG Indians. The Bears dropped to 1-5 in district and 4-5 for the season. Next Friday the Bears will host the Nederland Bulldogs. Nederland’s win over Ozen clinched the first place slot for the Bulldogs. This is the first time in 46 years that Nederland has had a clear first place title. Livingston so completely

dominated play that the Bears were held to only 130 yards total offense. The Bears gave the game a great effort, but seemed to be outclassed by the Lions speed and ability to hit hard when they needed to. The Lions first score came in the second quarter when Devon Barnes made a two yard run that took him across the goal line. Later Kyle Neal crossed the line to put another six on the board. The two good kicks made the score 14-0 at the half. The clock was ticking at 10:16 when the Lions took possession of the ball on the 41 yard line. Nine plays later Lions quarterback Collins would make a good pass from the 21 yard line to give the Lions another TD. With a good

kick the score was 21-0 with 5:43 left in the third quarter. Jonathan Rodgers brought the ball to the 45 yard line to start the Bear’s possession. On the first and ten play Brilon Douglas gained about one half yard. After three more plays with only a slight gain in yardage, the Bears were forced to punt. The Lions took the ball with 4:46 on the clock and kept both possession and control for the rest of the quarter. They let the clock run out to end play in the third. Seven plays into the fourth quarter with 9:30 on the clock the Lions scored again. After a good kick across the uprights the score was 28-0. The Bears first play in the fourth was also the best of the

game. Kyle Herfurth made a 33 yard pass to Jordan Harmon. On the next play Preston Armstrong caught another good Herfurth pass to put the Bears inside the 40 yard line. On the sixth play of that possession, Herfurth was sacked for a loss of 12 yards. The Lions took over with eight minutes on the clock. With 6:52 on the fourth quarter clock the Lions scored again and put the score at 35-0 after the PAT. The Bears made one more effort, but after the fourth down the ball went to the Lions for the rest of the game. The Lions seemed to have a combination of speed and power that was just too much for the Bears to overcome.


The Orangefield Bobcats (5-4, 2-2) will be facing the Bridge City Cardinals (7-2, 2-2) this Friday night at F.L. McClain stadium in Orangefield with a playoff spot on the line. Orangefield is entering the contest fresh off of a 34-7 victory over the Hardin Jefferson Hawks and a two game winning streak while Bridge City comes in following a 28-14 win over the Hamshire-Fannett Longhorns. The Bobcats traveled to Sour Lake last Friday to take on the Hawks (1-8, 0-4). The Hawks won the coin toss and elected to receive and it was all Orangefield after that. The Bobcats continued to use what has worked for them all season, the ground game. Orangefield had a total of 59 rush attempts for 349 yards and one pass attempt that fell incomplete. Sterling Deslatte had one 40 yard punt for the evening. Leading the way on the ground for the Bobcats was Carl Wiley with 104 yards on 16 attempts plus a 52 yard kickoff return. The Bobcat defense held strong for the evening, holding the Hawks to completing six of 14 pass attempts for 75 yards and only 74 yards on the ground. This Friday night brings a match up that closely mirrors last years game.

Orangefield Wins Page 10B


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NCAA trying to make its athletes better students KAZ’S KORNER JOE KAMAR FOR THE RECORD

Last Thursday the NCAA’s Board of Directors approved at its quarterly meeting in Indianapolis new guidelines in an effort to clean up its scandalplagued image. According to an article by the Associated Press, the board approved a package of sweeping reforms that gives conferences the option of adding more money to scholarship offers and schools the opportunity to award scholarships for multiple years, imposes tougher academic standards on recruits and changes the summer basketball recruiting model. “It was one of the most aggressive and fullest agenda the board has ever faced,” NCAA president Mark Emmert was quoted by the AP. “They moved with dispatch on it, and I think they’re taking positive steps for schools and student-athletes.” For decades, outsiders have debated whether college scholarships should include more than just the cost of tuition, room and board, books and fees, the AP article stated. Now they can. The NCAA board approved a measure allowing conferences to vote on providing up to $2,000 in spending money, or what the NCAA calls the “full cost of attendance”. Emmert insists it’s not “pay-for-play,” merely the reintroduction of a stipend that existed for college athletes until 1972. He also compared it to the stipends received by students who receive “non-athletic scholarships”. I remember when I was on a baseball scholarship at McNeese State in the early 1960’s there was a thing called “laundry money” which was a small stipend that went with the package. Many believe the measure is long overdue. “I think it needs to happen or else I think what’s left of the system itself is going to implode,” said Ohio University professor David Ridpath, past president of The Drake Group, an NCAA watchdog. “We’ve always lost the moral high ground by saying the educational model is what makes this thing go.” The AP article said schools must infer the cost of additional funding and it will have to be doled out equally to men’s and women’s athletes because of Title IX rules. While BCS schools have the money and are expected to swiftly approve additional funding, it may prove too costly for nonBCS schools. The NCAA board also approved a measure giving individual schools the authority to avoid scholarships on a multiple-year basis. Under the current model, those scholarships are renewed annually and can be revoked for any reason. If adopted, schools could guarantee scholarships for the player’s entire career and would be unable to revoke it based solely on athletic performance. Scholarships still could be pulled for reasons such as poor grades, academic misconduct or other forms of improper behavior. In August the NCAA board approved raising the four-year Academic Progress Rate (APR) cut line from 900 to 930 and linking it to eligibility for post-season play. On Thursday, it passed a four-year plan to phase in the new requirements. The AP article pointed out that UConn’s men’s basketball team could be the first to feel the impact. After posting an 826 last year, a UConn official said this year’s mark will be about 975. It would give Connecticut a two-year score of 900.5 and a four-year score of 888.5—too low to make the NCAA basketball tournament. Beginning in 2012-13, teams must hit 900 on the APR over four years or have an average of 930 over the two most recent years to be eligible for postseason play. In 2014-15, teams must have a four-year score of 930 or a 940 average in the two most recent years. In 2015-16, everybody has to hit 930, no exceptions. There will be waivers and appeals, though they will be kept to a minimum. The board also agreed to include the APR cut line in bowl licens-

ing agreements, making it enforceable in football, too. Schools that miss the APR cut line could face reductions in practice time, game reductions, coaching suspensions and restricted NCAA membership. Beginning in August 2012, high school seniors will need a 2.3 Grade Point average (GPA) in 16 core courses, instead of the current 2.0 GPA and must complete 10 of those classes before their senior year. Junior college transfers would need a 2.5 GPA and can count only two physical education credits toward eligibility. Students that meet the current standards but not the new ones will be given an “academic redshirt” year in which they will be on scholarship and can practice with the team but cannot travel or participate in games. The NCAA board also instituted a new summer basketball recruiting model. Instead of having 20 evaluation days in July and none in April, coaches will have four evaluation days in April and 12 in July. In addition, coaches will be allowed more contact with their players during the summer, with details to be worked out. The change also means coaches can make unlimited calls or send unlimited text messages to prep recruits after June 15 at the end of their sophomore year. The NCAA board also received an update from another working group that is working on the penalty structure for infractions. The group intends to propose four categories of infractions, instead of the current two, and to establish guidelines for sanctions based on each set of violations. The group is expected to make recommendations in January, with a final vote possibly coming next October. KWICKIES…Sunset Grove golfer Ernie Dyer got a hole-inone recently on the 143-yard Par 3 No. 12 hole. This was Ernie’s second ace in less than a year. He used a seven-iron and was playing with assistant pro Kerry Lamb. The Dallas Cowboys showed their true colors Sunday night when they were beaten in every phase of the game by the Philadelphia Eagles, who have never lost the game right after a bye week. It was obvious the Eagles worked the entire two weeks on the Cowboys’ weaknesses, which proved to be numerous. Their biggest weakness could very well be their new loud-mouthed defensive coordinator Rob Ryan who preaches a much better game than he teaches. It’s hard to believe that on two occasions in Game Six the Texas Rangers were one strike away from being the world champions and the St. Louis Cardinals came through with clutch hits both times to tie the game and then win it in the 11th inning. This turned out to be one of the best World Series ever. Saturday night’s big game between No. 1 LSU and No. 2 Alabama doesn’t occur very often this late in the season and should have a massive audience. The first five teams in this week’s Associated Press Top 25 College Football Poll are unchanged with No. 3 Oklahoma State, No. 4 Stanford and No. 5 Boise State. Oregon moved up one notch to No. 6, Oklahoma leaped four slots to No. 7, Arkansas remained No. 8 while No. 9 Nebraska and No. 10 South Carolina each jumped four places this week. Undefeated University of Houston moved four spots to No. 14 and is the only school from the Lone Star State in this week’s poll, while Texas, TCU and Texas A&M all received votes. The Houston Texans solidified their hold on first place in the AFC South Division with a 24-14 victory over Jacksonville Sunday at Reliant Stadium in Houston. The Texans (5-3) host the Cleveland Browns (3-4) and travel to Tampa Bay (4-3) before having their bye week. JUST BETWEEN US…It looks like Orange County will be well-represented in the state high school football playoffs that begin after the regular season ends this weekend. The West Orange-Stark Mustangs, Vidor Pirates, Orange Community Christian and either the Bridge City Cardinals or Orangefield Bobcats will earn a berth in the post-season playoffs.


As a rule, regardless of how good the fishing has been, any time a cold front moves through the area we lose a few days to the wind. A day or two prior to its arrival, the wind howls out of the south only to switch around and blow equally hard for another day or two out of the north. In some instances, an excellent bite is put to rest simply because the wind renders the lake unfishable. If the wind blows hard enough, the bayous and marsh drains send dirtier water into the lake and water clarity becomes an issue. While last week’s front was not a blue norther, it significantly lowered the temperatures and roughed up the open lake up pretty good

for a couple of days. In this case, however, the bite was so good that we hardly missed a beat and we continued to catch fish right on through the two windiest days. We were forced to fish protected shorelines along the ICW and in the bayous, but the trout, redfish and flounder bit as though nothing had changed. We had one very good day and one so-so day on the reds, but we easily limited on trout each day and added some nice flounder to boot. By Saturday morning we were right back out in the open lake along with a lot of other folks and the gulls were back on the job as well. Everyone has their favorite lures and colors, but we did make one change that has produced more redfish and larger trout since the passage of the front.

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When we were able to get back out in the open water we discovered that there was a very distinct color change in the water about two miles into the lake. Because the dirtier water encompassed the area that we had been doing so well in prior to the front, we were initially afraid that we would have to wait for it to clear back up to catch fish. Rather than just write it off, we experimented a little and found out that all it took was a different color plastic tail to get the bite going again. We had been doing very well in the clearer water on glow chartreuse, roach and bug juice, but a switch to pumpkin-chartreuse and red shad or strawberry with a white tail solved the dirty water problem. The silt has since settled out and the lake is clear again, but you might want to file that away for a muddy water day in the future! I have to catch a lot of fish on a certain lure or color before I am willing to concede that it truly makes a difference, but I am convinced that we are not only catching more reds, but larger trout as well fishing five-inch paddle tails whether they be the DieDapper or the Flats Minnow XL. I undoubtedly catch more fish on the four-inch versions, maybe because we just fish them more, but the longer paddle tails have ruled the roost for the past two weeks. After getting literally bombarded last January by a number of loyal male readers, I promised them that I would make mention of some more preferred Christmas gifts in time for their better halves or closest relatives to buy them something they really wanted. One week before Christmas was apparently not early enough time. The less expensive of the two “can’t miss” gifts is one of Frogg Togg’s new Toad Skinz rain suits. They are constructed of a thicker material than the Classic suits and the jacket is tailored to protect you from wind and rain alike. The bibs rather than the conventional pants are the only way to go for fishermen as you don’t have to worry about the jacket riding up when you bend over to net your fish. I have worn the classic suits for years, but the Toad Skinz series suit is much more practical in that you don’t have to wear nearly as much clothing underneath to stay warm. I don’t know

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From Previous Page if it will ever rain again, but they are a fisherman’s best friend on those long cold boat rides. You can order them from Bass Pro Shops or just go on line at If you are even fonder of your favorite fisherman or fisherwoman, I would suggest that you may want to buy them a Laguna rod for Christmas. I just started using them this year and I have never fished with another rod that was lighter or more durable and I have fished with just about everything out there. Each model in their line-up is a difference maker for even the most novice of anglers. Here’s the deal. If you decide to spring for one of these rods (the cost is around $300) you need to order it as soon as possible if you want it to be an even more personalized. The folks at Laguna will wrap your rod, at no extra cost, in his or her favorite team colors whether it be LSU, Texas, A&M, TCU or whatever. I mention those school colors only because I have already seen at least one of each and they are beautiful! I do not feel comfortable recommending a specific action or length in a bass rod, but you can’t go wrong by buying your saltwater fisherman a 6’6” Texas Wader I or Texas Wader II. He or she will eventually add the other one to their arsenal, but either of the two is a great choice. You can go on line and order direct, but the fastest and easiest route is to drive over to Daley’s Fish N Hunt on Jade Ave. in Port Acres and let them order it for you. They are about five minutes west of Central Mall. It won’t cost you a penny more and even more importantly, Daleys will warranty it over the counter should he or she slam it in a car door or run over it with the truck. I don’t believe you can break them under normal use after watching mine survive a day on the water with a couple of ten year olds. They also have a very good selection already in stock should you decide too late to order one in a special color. Okay fellows, so there you have it. I have kept my promise and the rest is up to you. Open your copy of the Record to this page and leave it on top of her phone or under her car keys, but it’s up to you to get this in front of the loved one that can make it happen. I’ve already got fish scales on my Toad Skinz and Lagunas so a new shirt is the best I can hope for this year!


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EvEnts For thE rEcord 4:00 p.m. - Orange County Farmers’ Market. Parking lot of Big Lots, on MacArthur Drive in Orange. 409882-7010. 7:30 p.m. - Hollywood Abridged Auditions at Port Arthur Little Theater 4701 Jimmy Johnson Blvd, Port Arthur, 409-727-7258 November 3 - Thursday Nov 3 - Thursday 11:00 a.m. - American Legion Post 49, 108 Green Ave. in Orange. Plate Lunch Fundraiser. Call after noon on Wednesday or before 9

a.m. on Thursday for orders. 409-886-12416:30 p.m. Shangri La to Host ASSET Star Party at Shangri La Botanical Gardens 2111 West Park Ave, Orange, 409-6709113 7:00 p.m. - Orange Community Band to meet in National Guard Armory, 4103 Meeks Drive in Orange. November 4 - Friday Nov 4 - Friday 7:00 p.m. - Orange Amateur Radio Club Monthly Meeting at Red Cross Building, 3901 I-H 10 in Orange. 409-988-8906. w5nd


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Nov 5 - Saturday November 5 - Saturday 6:30 a.m. - Orange County Farmers’ Market. Parking lot of Big Lots, on MacArthur Drive in Orange. 409882-7010. 9:30 a.m. - Saturday Adventure Series: Harvesting Rain Water at Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center 2111 West Park Avenue, Orange, 409-670-9799 8:00 p.m. - Fraternal Order of Eagles Dance, 803 N. 28th

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3:00 p.m. - SHREK: The Musical at Lutcher Theater 707 W. Main, Orange, 409886-5535 6:00 p.m. - Texas Star Music Festival, Vidor , 409-76963397:30 p.m. - SHREK: The Musical at Lutcher Theater 707 W. Main, Orange, 409886-5535’

On Saturday, Nov. 5 at 7:30 p.m., the Port Arthur Historical Society and Lamar State College-Port Arthur will present a Tribute to Johnny Preston with entertainment from Jivin’ Gene, Dickie Lee, Chris Montez and Johnny Tillotson. The tribute will be

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WOS Mustangs From 1B signaled a touchdown but as WO-S lined up to kick the extra point, the head referee called an official time out and 10 minutes later, the TD was taken away and Silsbee got the ball on the 20- yard line. Even though they were a little discouraged because of the penalties, only a few plays later, after moving the ball down the field on the legs of running back Britton Lindsey, Salter was able to hit pay dirt again to put the Mustangs up, 21-13. The Chain Gang stuffed Silsbee every time the Tigers had the ball and in the fourth quarter, Beasley was able to hit a field goal from 23 yards out to put the game out of reach. Lindsey hit the 1000 yard

mark during the game after rushing for close to 200 yards. “We have one more game and we want to continue to execute on offense and defense going into the play-offs,” Thompson said. “We’ll play our game this week and let the chips fall where they may. We don’t want to make any mental errors. “We have gotten a lot of our players back from injuries and seem to be clicking at just the right time,” Thompson said. “We are looking forward to finishing up our regular season at home Friday. I tell the kids that senior night is kind of like Homecoming. We can’t let outside forces distract us. We still have to go out and

perform and win the game.” WO-S will honor its senior players, as well as the senior band members, cheerleaders and Fillies before the game. Senior Mustang players are Sheldon Lee, Taywaun Lucas, DeCarlos Renfro, Derrick Ledet, Abear Simien, LaDarius Wilkes, Britton Lindsey, Lawrence Gilmore, Dominique Janice, Devin Hebert, Matthew Lackey, Julius Knolley, Ian Jenkins and Ryan Allen. The 9/JV combined team lost a tight game to Silsbee, 8-6, with Kane Tezeno running it in for the lone score. Deionte’ Thompson had two interceptions in the game. The middle school teams all came away with victories in Silsbee.

held LSCPA’s Performing Arts Theater, located at 1700 Procter Street in Port Arthur. Tickets cost $20. Advance tickets are available at the Museum of the Gulf Coast, located at 700 Procter Street (409-982-7000). Proceeds will benefit the Museum of the Gulf Coast and the LSCPA Commercial Music Program.

The 8th grade won, 32-22, seventh B won, 38-0 and the seventh A team won, 22-6. The 9/JV combined team will play in Sour Lake at Hardin Jefferson HS Thursday at 6 pm. The middle school teams will play their final game at home on Thursday. Although the varsity will play Friday night at 7 p.m., come early since the seniors will be honored around 6:30 p.m. Tickets will be on sale Wednesday, 1-3 p.m.; Thursday, 9 to noon and 1-3 p.m. and Friday 9 to noon. Congratulations to the Lady Mustang Volleyball team. Although they will not be moving on to the play-offs after losing in three to Orangefield in the play-in game this past Friday, they represented WO-S well with a 6-4 winning season and tying for second with Orangefield and Bridge City.

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The Bridge City American Legion Post 250, which serves the Bridge City/Orangefield community, will hold a Membership/Fund Raising effort on Saturday, Nov. 12 at the Bridge City Wal-Mart, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Many patriotic items will be available. Funds raised will help us in our effort each year to send a boy from each local high school to the American Legion’s Boys State Program held for a week in Austin. This past summers participants were Cody Banken from Bridge City and Robert Ehrlich from Orangefield. We also provide Blue Star Banner Certificates and Flags to family members of local residents currently on active duty in the military. We look forward to speaking with all local Veterans who are potential members. We hope they will join us in our wonderful patriotic-fellowship and other activities. Any veterans interested in joining our group, or to answer any questions are urged to call either Commander Mike Reilly at 883-4753 or Adjutant Arlene Howland at 409-745-3427. If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation, please send to “American Legion, Bridge City Post 250,” PO Box 1561, Bridge City TX 77611.

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BRIEFS West Orange Christian Church to host revival Tom and Beth Weaver of will be at West Orange Christian Church 900 Lansing St. starting the morning of Nov. 6 at 10:40 a.m. lunch will be served right after services. Then at 6:30 p.m. Sunday thru Wednesday come hear Tom teach us about Jesus Christ our Lord and have your spirit Revived! Each night after services we will be serving dinner: pizza, sandwiches, Mexican food, salads, ect. Everyone is invited and everything is free. So come as you are. Looking forward to seeing you Sunday! Any questions give us a call 779-3440. www.

St. Paul UMC to host Harvest Dinner St. Paul United Methodist Church Annual Harvest Dinner is Wednesday, Nov. 2 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The meal consists of turkey, dressing, gravy, green beans, cranberry sauce, rolls & dessert for a cost of $8.00. The meal is available for dine-In or pick-up. Pick-Ups only from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Delivery on orders of ten or more. Contact the office for more information or to place your order.

and to make the scripts as entertaining and historically accurate. At 10:30 a.m. on Nov. 6, Clyde will be doing a presentation of David and Goliath. This portrayal will be not only be inspirational but it will also be humorous. The story will include a real 50 pound sword, taken from Goliath. Those in attendance will learn some things that have never been taught by any preacher or Bible teacher. It has been said that “Clyde Annandale offers a lively and engaging presentation of the scriptures. His dramas demand a thought provoking response. You will laugh and you may cry, but you will be changed.” It is a privilege for Circle Drive Baptist Church, located at 100 Circle Drive, Bridge City to host such a performer that makes the Bible come to life. For more information or directions to the church, please call the church at 735-4819

Mount Calvary Bapt. Church to host Bar-B-Que Cook-off, Harvest Festival Mount Calvary Baptist Church will host their first annual barbecue cook-off and harvest festival on Saturday, Nov. 5 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mount Calvary is located at 612 N. 3rd Street in Orange. Festivities include a silent auction, barbecue tasting, carnival games, hay rides, food, entertainment and several vendors. Booths are available for $50. A LifeShare Blood Center bus will be there for those wishing to donate. For more information, please call Ashley Charlot at 409-998-3524 or Jennie Hardin at 409-460-4444.

Clyde Annandale to perform ‘David and St. Mary Altar Society offers gift shop luncheon Goliath’ at Circle Drive Baptist Church The women of St. Mary Altar Society will host their annual Director, producer and performer Clyde Annandale will be with the Circle Drive Baptist Church, 100 Circle Drive Bridge City on Sunday morning November 6th. Annandale is from the Atlanta Georgia area, and for 28 years he has masterfully portrayed 52 distinct characters ranging from his well-known oneeyed seaman in Horses to Jesus in The Upper Room. His work has taken him far and wide, including performances at many Southern Baptist Conventions. He has even performed as King David for the Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyauh during the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the statehood of Israel. Clyde has also portrayed Jesus before the Mayor of Jerusalem and five thousand of his friends in the Jerusalem Convention Center. From 1998-2001 Annandale lived in Israel to research and write his plays. Sometimes this was done on the shores of the Sea of Galilee, while other times it was done in the cafes in Jerusalem. His desire was to recapture the raw power of the life of Jesus

gift shop and luncheon 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 17 at the parish hall located at 912 W. Cherry in Orange. Homemade baked and canned goods will be available for purchase along with crafts, raffle tickets, frozen gumbo and frozen casseroles. A silent auction will be held 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Included in the raffle will be: first prize - a print from C. Dell Bates “Spires of Orange;” second prize - a Makita 18 volt power drill; third prize - an Emerson 19’’ LCD flat screen digital television; fourth prize - a Desk Jet wireless printer, scanner and copier; fifth prize - an afghan crocheted and donated by Marjorie LaCombe; sixth prize - two tickets to ‘Moulin Rouge’ the ballet at the Lucther Theater; seventh prize - his and hers Adirondack wood folding chairs; and eighth prize - handmade design necklace and earring set donated by Scofields of Orange. The gumbo luncheon is $6. Tickets are available at the door. Containers are furnished for take-outs. For more information, please contact Anna Belle Rost at 8864623 or 779-7076, or Jeanette Boehme at 883-4021.

Woods honored for service

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In November of 1971 Bro. Forrest Wood and his wife Nancy heeded God’s call to Pastor at Clearwater Baptist Church in Clearwater, Texas.  On Nov. 6, the First Baptist Church of Orangefield will honor them for their 40 years of service. The guest speaker will be Charles Hunt, the Association Director of the Southeast Texas Baptist Area and John Isom will lead the worship.  A luncheon and fellowship will follow the morning service.

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

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

Apostolic Pentecostal Church IH-10 at Highway 62, Orange (409) 745-3973 Rev. Leo Anderson Sun. Morning at 7:30 a.m. on A.M. 1600 KOGT Radio Sun.: 2 p.m. • Tues: 7:30 p.m. 24 Hour Prayer Line: 409-779-4703•409-779-4702

1011 10th St., Suite 108, Orange 409-779-3566•409-883-0333 Pastor Gerald Gunn Co-Pastor Pearlie Gunn Sun. School 9:45 a.m. Sun. Morning Worship 11 a.m. Tues. Night Bible Study 7 p.m. Men of Valor & Women of Warfare classes on Thur. 7 p.m.

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Although the Sacrament of Confirmation generally occurs during the early teenage years of a child’s life, the church actually considers it the second part of the Sacraments of Initiation, which encompass Baptism, Confirmation and Communion. During Confirmation, individuals become “more perfectly bound” to the Church. There are certain traditions that are followed during Confirmation ceremonies. The Sacrament must be officiated by a bishop and it also involves laying of hands and anointing. Many people think that the laying of hands is the centerpiece of the Confirmation ceremony. This gesture signifies the descent of the Holy Spirit. In actuality, the anointing of the confirmand with the Holy chrism, an aromatic oil, is actually the main component of the sacrament. Chrism is a consecrated oil that is used to seal the gift of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit safeguards the confirmand just as this same oil anoints a person during baptism. As with other sacraments, Confirmation should be received in a state of grace. If the confirmand receives the sacrament later in life and not directly after Baptism, as has become the norm in Western cultures, then the person should confess sins prior to receiving the sacrament. The Sacrament of Confirmation serves several functions according to the Catholic Church: Roots people more deeply in the divine filiation [as children of God] Unites individuals more firmly to Christ. Increases the gifts of the Holy Spirit in people Renders the bond with the Church more perfect Gives Catholics a special strength of the Holy Spirit to spread and defend the faith by word and action as true witnesses of Christ, to confess the name of Christ boldly and never to be ashamed of the Cross.

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502 Sixth Street, Orange 409-886-7466 Pastor: Rev. John Warren Dir. of Fine Arts & Music: Doug Rogers Organist: Justin Sanders Dir. of Youth & Christian Education: Allisha Bonneaux Sun.: Worship in the Chapel: 8:15 a.m., Celebration Service in Praise Center: 8:55 a.m., Sunday School for all ages: 9:50 a.m. Worship in the Sanctuary: 11 a.m., UMYF & Methodist Kids: 5 p.m.

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

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: Men’s group: 7 p.m. Mondays, Ladies’ group: 6:30 p.m. Thursdays Come as you are! Boots & hats welcome!

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

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

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

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

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

Harvest Chapel 1305 Irving Street, Orange 409-882-0862 Ruth Logan Burch, Pastor Sun. Morning 10 & 11 a.m. Evening Service 6 p.m. Wednesday Service 6 p.m.

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


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Community Classifieds Your ads published in both newspapers, the County Record and the Penny Record plus on our web site DRIVERS WANTED WE JUST RAISED DRIVER PAY! Plus $500 Signon bonus! On regional out & back runs. Out of our Beaumont, TX location. Highway Transport Chemical. At Highway Transport, not only will you enjoy the recent pay increase, but also great benefits, paid orientation, assigned truck & prepass. Must have: 18 months current exp. or 24 mo. in the last 4 years driving tractor trailer, will train for tanker. CDL-A with tanker, hazmat and TWIC required. “Safety focused quality driven, our CSA rating reflects our commitment.” EOE/M/F/V/D Call: 800-818-0996 ext 206 www.

trucks - $10 to $15 a piece; Beautiful Ashley entertainment center - $950; Burgundy wing back chair - $45; Broyhill Floral couch & love seat $125; Beautiful Broyhill king bedroom suite (includes king bed, headboard, footboard, two large marble top night stands and armoire) $250; King mattress and box springs (firm) - $195; 2008 Kirby vacuum w/all attachments - $595 o.b.o; and 1977 Kawai piano - $995 o.b.o. Call Patty at 409-988-4842.

PART TIME HELP, Hitchin’ Post Package Store, Saturdays 1 till 9, must be 21, perfect for retired person, pick up application at 280 E. Roundbunch Rd., BC. (11/5)

LOST DOG CHOC. LAB/PIT, lost on Morning Glory, BC, around 8/31, (409) 299-1326.

EMPLOYMENT FULL AND PART TIME DAY POSITIONS available at Reliable Cleaners. Must be mature, dependable and energetic. Must be willing to submit to drug screen and background check. Apply in person at 1311 Green Ave, Orange. No phone calls please. GROWING CORRECTIONAL Foodservice Company seeking Cook Supervisor for our Orange County location. Competitive pay, Health Ins., PTO, and 401K. Must be able to pass a background check. If interested, please contact Pat Templin 214-7290765 fax resume to 214-8218310, or by email: CRISIS CENTER. Rape and crisis center of S.E. Texas needs volunteer advocares to provide direct services to survivors of sexual assault in a medical setting. Comprehensive training is provided, Anyone interested should contact the Crisis Center at (409) 832-6530. APPLIANCES USED APPLIANCES, starting at $99.95 & up, Harry’s Appliances, 302 10th. St. (10th. & main), Orange, We buy used appliances, 8864111. FURNITURE LARGE OAK DINING ROOM TABLE w/6 chairs - $350; Little Tykes Hummer, need battery - $95; Metal Tonka


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LOST & FOUND PLEASE RETURN! sofa taken from our property at 235 bland, BC, It was not out there for give away. (409) 735-6644.

$500 REWARD! For information resulting in arrest and conviction of person(s) who stole blue “Old Town” canoe from my porch on Cow Bayou and, or, $50 for return of canoe, (409) 332-9383. MISCELLANEOUS MISC. SALE. Furniture, glassware, picture frames, pots, ceramic molds, clothes, Much More (some free items), (409) 886-7878. WHITNEY/KIMBALL PIANO - $150. Call 409-735-3477 M-F, 8 to 5, or 409-988-3663 after 5 p.m. BEURWOOD GUITAR, $90; Mark II Guitar, $45; small first act discovery, $15, (409) 8838372. BOWFLEX $25; HAIRDRYER CHAIR, $50; Recumbent excercise bike, $50, (409) 745-3490. GARAGE DOOR OPENER New in the box Geniedirectlift 1.5 hp. Paid $179, will sell for $135 o.b.o. 409-883-6267. SERVICES ENCHANTED CREATIONS Professional Cleaning Services, we do Spring cleaning, Real Estate setups, office cleaning, basic home cleaning 15 years experience in hou se keeping, Dependable, Affordable, references available, $10 off house cleaning special, free quotes, No Job Too Big for us to handle, ask for Brenda @ (409) 344-2158. CLEAN (11/2)



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COMMERCIAL AND RESIDENTIAL cleaning. Excellent references from longtime customers. 409-734-8096. PETS & LIVESTOCK CKC REGISTERED CHIHUAHAS 2 males, $300 and $350, (409) 313-6270. (10/19) FREE KITTENS, to good homes, 2M & 2F, momma stayed in and had kittens, ready in 3 or 4 weeks, (409) 221-5306. FREE TO A GOOD HOME. male Shih Tzu, grizzle and white, 3 years old (born 05/28/08). named “teddy.” call 920-1404. RESCUE DOGS, spayed & neutered, needing good homes. Pet food donations welcome. (409) 746-9502. 2 ABANDONED DOGS, sisters, free to good homes, about 1 yr. old, good with kids & other pets, wormed, have ads & picts. on Bridge City, call Amy @ 920-3765. LAB/PIT MIX, 8M old, spayed female, on heart worm prev., free to good home, (409) 7469502.


‘68 FORD MUSTANG. GT Fastback, Automatic, runs and drives well, Price $6950, for details mail me at / 512-782-4586.

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1996 MERCEDES BENZ C280 as is. Needs wiper motor, rt headlight lens, inspection and tags. $1200 Great buy! Email for more info.

‘HUNTER’S SPECIAL! ‘00 Fleetwood Terry 23’ 5th. wheel, queen bed, jacknife sifa bed, dinette, slde out, $5,000, (409) 989-8116.

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‘01 JAYCO, 27’, 3 slide-outs, fully self contained, sleeps

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The Record Newspapers Defendant, NOTICE: 10/31/10 YOU HAVE BEEN SUED. You may employ an attorney. If you or your attorney do

not file a written answer with the clerk who issued this citation by 10:00 A.M. on the Monday next following the expiration of forty-two days from the date of issuance of this citation and PLEASE petition, a default judgment FAX may beANY taken against you. Said ANSWER may be filed CORRECTIONS BYat the District Clerk's Office at the Orange County Courthouse, 801 W. Division Ave. or by mailing it to 801 W. Division Ave., Orange, Texas 77630

5 P.M. TODAY PLAINTIFF'S ORIGINAL PETITION to 735-7346 Thanks, was filed and docketed in the Honorable 128th District Court of Orange County, Texas at the District Clerk's Office at the Orange County Courthouse, 801 W. Division Ave., Orange, Texas Nicole Said

c/o TOMMY GUNN Attorney at Law 202 S. Border Street Orange, Texas 77630

on JULY 29, 2011 in this cause, numbered A-110298-C on the docket of said court, and styled, BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, FAX LP Plaintiff V.S. 735-7346 MARTY HERRING#AKA MARTIN DOUGLAS HERRING, ET AL Defendant

DATED the 24th day of October, 2011

The nature of plaintiff's demand is fully shown below:


Plaintiff Bank of America, N.A., successor by merger to BAC Home Loans Servicing LP, its successors and assigns by and through its attorney of record, Anthony Waddell of Barrett Daffin Frapper Turner & Engel, LLP, 15000 Surveyor Blvd., Addison, Texas 75001, 972-386-5040, brought suit against Defendants Marty Herring aka Martin Douglas Herring, Dana McKnight, Tuan Herring, the Unknown Heirs of Hue T. Herring, and the Unknown Heirs of Jesse M. Herring, to enforce the Loan Agreement on the property located at 3575 Ponderosa, Vidor, TX 77662 and legally described as:

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


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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.


‘93 TERRY, 27’, excellent for hunting or camping trailer, sleeps 8, $5,350, call anytime @ (409) 498-1277 for more info.

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Notice is hereby given that original Letters Testamentary for the Estate of MARY PATRICIA BAGGETT, Deceased, were issued on October 18, 2011, in Cause No. P15975, pending in the County Court at Law of Orange County, Texas, to: Dennis Neil Baggett.


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The name and address of the attorney for plaintiff otherwise the address of Plaintiff is: Anthony C. Waddell 15000 Surveyor Boulevard Suite 100 Addison, Texas 75001

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ISSUED AND GIVEN under my hand and seal of said Court at Orange, Texas this the 6th day of OCTOBER A.D., 2011. VICKIE EDGERLY, District Clerk Orange County, Texas

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APARTMENTS LUXURY 2/1 TOWNHOME IN BC, ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS! All brand new downstairs, ceramic tile, fireplace, open concept. This is a must see! 222 Parkside, $795 monthly + $400 dep. +$35 application fee, (409) 721-9500. (11/2)

maint. included. Also could be used as any type retail or office space, $900 monthly, (409) 735-6277 or 626-1968. (ss) HOME RENTALS


1/1 IN MAURICEVILLE, Log Cabin, in the woods, $550 monthly, Call for an appointment to see @ (409) 7352030. (M&R)

VERY NICE & REDECORATED, approx. 1,400 sq. ft., ready to go for 7 chair beauty salon, shampoo bowls, nail techs, lunch room, laundry room, 3 energy efficient AC/H units, lots of storage, concrete parking, yard

NICE BRICK 2/2, 2 car carport, has ceiling fans, carpet and ceramic tile, CA/H, Lg. closets, W/D connections, kitchen has refrig / stove and dishwasher, $900 monthly + $500 dep., (409) 735-2030. (M&R)

BRIDGE CITY 3/1/CP, remodeled, 195 Schoolview, No Pets, references req., $750 monthly + $500 dep., (409) 719-8636 or 540-2205. (11/2) 2-1-1 IN BC, NICE YARD, 245 Hebert, Stove and Refrigerator, CAH, NO PETS, $710 Monthly, + $500 Deposit, (409) 735-3477 M-F 8 - 5, or (409) 988-3663 After 5 p.m. BRIDGE CITY BRICK 3/2, fenced back yard, $1,000 monthly + dep., (409) 7352030. (M&R) 3/1.5/2 FOR RENT IN LCM. Nice neighborhood of Hwy 87


in Duhon Village. Newly remodeled on a large fenced lot. No inside pets. $1000/month. $1000/dep. Call 738-5177.

borhood, water and electric ready, cement dr., perfect homesite, $28,000 OBO, Call Mike @ (409) 735-7680.

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

QUAIL TRAILS OFISD, two new 2.5 acre partially cleared lots, livestock and mobiles OK, financing available, WOODRIDGE LAND, (409) 745-1115.

2 BEDROOM IN BC, in Shady Estates, Mobile Home, all appliances, $500 monthly + $200 dep. includes water and garbage, (409) 474-1518.

430 HOLLY ST., BC, lots 28 - 29 - 25’ of 27 a n d 15’ of 30, $30,000, water and sewer tap paid; 450 Holly, 1 bedrm. house, zone B, buy ALL for $50,000, No Owner Finance, (409)735-5041.

2 BEDRMS. WITH 2 FULL BATHS, Mobile Home,CA/H, Lg. covered porch, all appliances, located in Shady Estates, BC, $650 monthly + dep., references req., (409) 474-1518. BRIDGE CITY 3/2, fully furnished, concrete parking, (713) 703-0674.

FRI., MAURICEVILLE, in Tuffy’s parking lot, big 7 family sale, 9 till ? Lots of men’s / women’s and kid’s clothes & shoes, books, housewares, decor, furniture, Christmas decor, toys, lots of misc. FRI. & SAT., 901 SIMMONS DR., ORG., 4 family yard sale, 8 till 3. Men’s and women’s clothes & shoes, Christmas decor, books, nice men’s Western shirts, Much Much More! FRI. & SAT., 1110 MITZI LANE IN VIDOR. 4 family garage sale, 7 till ? Lots of infant boys & girls clothes and shoes, women’s clothes & shoes, men’s clothes, stereo, purses and jewelry. FRI. & SAT. HERITAGE CENTER APT ANNUAL HOLIDAY FAIR. 100 South College Street, Orange, (Heritage Center main building, near OC Court House), 8 till 2. Baked Goods, hot link, drinks, crafts, some garage sale items.

3 BEDRMS. WITH 2 FULL BATHS, Mobile Home, CA/H, located in Shady Estates, BC, $675 monthly + dep., includes water & garbage, references req., (409) 474-1518. BRIDGE CITY 3/1 on private property, nice and quiet, got by and look at 414 Blueberry, call if interested at (409) 9886569.

SAT., 4502 ORANGEFIELD RD (HWY 105) IN ORANGE, 8 till 2. Large 4 family garage sale. Like new clothes for boys & girls, baby items, furniture and toys. SAT - 8390 E. BRIDGEFIELD - OFF 1442, BC/OF, 7 till 1, Gigantic Garage Sale! Charbroil Stainless Double Grill, Wood desk, Leather chair, Computer, Wedding items, Kitchen ware, appliances, Men, Women, Girl clothes from Abercrombie, Holister, AE, Nike, Home decor, sports equipment, snow ski wear, coats, Christmas, AND SO MUCH MORE! SAT., 190 LOUISE ST., BC, off W. Roundbunch Rd. (Hwy 1442), 8 till 2. Toys, craft items, WII accessories, aquarium, household goods, king mattress, Futon, pictures, swimming pool toys, lots of misc.

HOME SALES 4/2/2 IN LCMISD, 1717 Greenbriar ave., screened in patio, corner lot, $95,000, (409) 886-8389.

RANCH HOUSE AND 5 ACRES, 3/1 with screened porch and 2 living areas, beautiful pasture, LCMISD, WOODRIDGE LAND, (409) 745-1115. (11/9) THE VILLAGE AND SOUTHERN OAKS APARTMENTS Great safe location in the heart of wonderful Bridge City. Perfect for Motiva, Valero, Invista, and total contract workers. Excellent school district (BCISD) with a family friendly location in a neighborhood setting. Award winning management and on-site 24 hour maintenance. Chamber of Commerce approved and a A+ rating with the BBB! Monthly rent starting at $450 - $800. Come check us out! Pet Friendly

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SAT., 383 SUNCREST, BC, off Hwy 1442 just outside BC, 7:30 till noon. Convertible baby bed w/ mattress, Little Tykes wooden kitchen stroller, 12” Barbie bike, Dora power wheel, Jeep, toys, 18-24 M boy’s and 4T girl’s clothes, Lots More of all kind of items! SAT., 435 BRYANT BLVD., BC, in Arcadian Quarters off W. Roundbunch Rd., turn by Jerry Hughes office, 7 till 11. Home decor, men’s / women’s & kids clothes, Much More! SAT., 4215 McFARLAND CIR., ORG. COUNTY, off IH-10 feeder Rd. behind rest area, exit Hwy 1442 follow signs, 7:30 till ? Men’s / women’s & lots of juniors 0-6 clothes, household items, Christmas decor, misc.

SAT. MACARTHUR DRIVE, Orange, cheap stuff. Crab boil order w/potatoes and corn ($10 a box). Will sit with elderly. Call 409-221-4656 for more info.

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‘04 Chevy Impala

MOBILE HOMES FOR SALE 2 BEDROOM IN BC, in Shady Estates, all appliances Refrig / microwave/ stove, ceramic tile, full bath, roomy and cute inside, #107 Hazel st., BC, $4,500, will finance with $1,000 down (409) 474-1518 or 474-2260.



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NOV. 5 - SAT - 7AM - 1PM 8390 E. BRIDGEFIELD - off 1442 Charbroil Stainless Double Grill, Wood desk, Leather chair, Computer, Wedding items, Kitchen ware, appliances, Men, Women, Girl clothes from Abercrombie, Holister, AE, Nike, Home decor, sports equipment, snow ski wear, coats, Christmas, AND SO MUCH MORE!


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SAT., WATERWOOD ANNUAL GARAGE SALES, off Hwy 62 by Hwy 87, in Waterwood Add., BC/Org., 8 till noon. Furniture, tools, crafts, bikes, housewares, clothing, toys, Much More!

SAT., 4679 WALEA DR., McLEWIS, off Hwy 62, 1 mile N. Of IH-10 & Flyin’ J., follow signs, 3 families, 8 till 2. Lots of clothes in good cond. (all sizes), toys, dishes, tools, Too much To List! All must Go!

MAURICEVILLE, two lots in Greenwood Acres, restricted to site built homes, MMUD water & sewer available, seller will finance. WOODRIDGE LAND, (409) 745-1115.

2497 Oilla Rd, OFISD Very nice 3/2/2 home on 2 acres with updates, nice size living room with fireplace, storage bldg, etc. $164,900 Call Tracy Permenter at 920-0714 for your appointment.


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‘00 Chevy Tahoe




Black, 2 door, Automatic, Air, Super Nice, 75k miles


‘07 Chevy Silv. LT


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‘04 Saturn Ion


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‘03 Buick Les. Limited

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‘00 Ford Mustang

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‘04 Mustang 2D

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Automatic - Air, Clean


‘07 Kia Sedona

‘92 Toyota 4D


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‘03 Chevy Tracker

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‘05 Ford Exp. SP

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‘02 Grand Marquis


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‘04 Pontiac Sunfire

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‘07 Dodge Cargo Van

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‘03 Grand Marquis

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‘01 Ford Extended Cab

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• The Record • Week of Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Youth Weekend provides great preview for season opener CAPT. CHUCK UZZLE

For The Record

Absolutely perfect conditions greeted hunters of all sizes this past weekend as the youngsters took center stage during the annual Texas Youth Weekend hunt. Crisp temperatures that covered most of Texas gave hunters a welcome break from heat and mosquitoes while hopefully providing a preview of the upcoming general season that gets underway this weekend. Judging from this past weekends results the general season opener looks very promising for all of those chasing either deer or ducks. On Saturday I had the pleasure of taking Jack and Chad Dallas of Orange on their very first duck hunt. Both of these young hunters had already spent time in a deer blind with their dad Tony so hunting was not completely new to them even though neither one had ever been on a duck hunt. Both Jack and Chad were wide eyed as we fired up the outboard in the dark and ran by the light of a Q-beam to our blind in the marsh. As the boat slid up to the bank and stopped my son Hunter jumped out and helped the boys unload our gear and start setting out the decoy spread. While Hunter made the final adjustments to the spread we immediately started getting buzzed by early flying ducks. As a matter of fact several birds actually lit in the decoys while we were still setting up. As the early morning show continued in the minutes before legal shooting light we had a safety talk so everyone understood the rules and knew what was expected. Careful communication and attention to all

Orangefield Wins If Bridge City wins, they are in the playoffs, if Orangefield wins, they have a shot at the playoffs but several different factors come into play. Both teams lost to West Orange-Stark, Orangefield by three points, and Bridge City by five points. Bridge City beat Silsbee by six points, Orangefield lost to Silsbee by eight points. Silsbee lost to W0-S by 11 points. It takes a slide rule to figure out the point dif-

the safety details possible is a must, especially when you have folks new to the sport. With our talk complete there was nothing left to do but sit back and enjoy the show. As the sun just started to turn the sky those colors you can only see from a duck blind the birds began to work and both Jack and Chad were hooked. First a group of gadwall made a nice descent into the spread followed by some widgeon. Those birds were quickly backed up by several groups of green winged teal. The action was steady and the birds cooperated for most of the morning so that in itself was memorable. The highlight of the hunt had to be the first bird for Jack, a nice blue winged teal that decoyed just like you imagine. Even though we killed plenty of ducks none will be as memorable as that first bird. Hunters of all ages can always recall their first duck or deer with a fondness that never ever goes away, the memory is special and at the same time permanent. I felt very privileged to be a part of the whole event. The ride back to the dock was a fun one as the boys could now see where they had traveled in the darkness. Several packs of powdered donuts and Gatorades were consumed as the young hunters celebrated their first trip like only boys can. It was exactly the kind of trip that Youth Weekend is designed for, an opportunity to get new kids involved in the sport and keep kids already involved coming back. A very successful hunt all the way around in my book. Speaking of opening weekend, I know plenty of folks are running around making last minute preparations for Saturday. I made a pass by

From Page 3B ferences and how much Orangefield would have to win by and what Silsbee would have to do for Orangefield to make the playoffs, but it is possible. The only sure thing this Friday night, the 2011 version of the Bayou Bowl should be exciting, and the outcome could mean Jubilation and disappointment for both teams. Kickoff is 7 p.m. in Orangefield. Can you say “Deja Vu” again?

Jack Dallas and Sally with a very memorable first duck.

Daley’s Fish “n” Hunt this past week and you could certainly tell the activity level was a little higher than normal. Keith and the good folks at Daley’s have now ventured into the hunting market and have some really good stuff to choose from. The local waterfowl hunters will really enjoy the supply of G and H decoys they carry along with the best prices on steel shot anywhere in the Golden Triangle. It’s really nice to go into a locally owned store that carries items specific

to our area. Keith told me they were trying to keep plenty of the decoys that most local hunters use, gadwall, teal, and pintails along with some goose decoys. Daley’s has quickly become a hub where many hunters and fishermen congregate so along with any supplies you need you can always catch up on a report as well. Hopefully this weekend will be good for all who decide to hunt or fish. Be sure to enjoy it and be safe as well.

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