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Vol. 52 No. 36

Week of Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Arnold case to get new hearing examiner Debby Schamber For The Record

In a final order, it has been ruled there will be a new hearing examiner for a second arbitration hearing for former Orange Police Officer Robert Arnold. According to City Attorney, John Smith, the case was remanded by the American Ar-

Toilet Paper Tea hosted by hospice Debby Schamber For The Record

The Southeast Texas Hospice will host their annual Toilet Paper Tea from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on December 13 located at 912 W. Cherry. People attending are asked to contribute items such as toilet paper, cleaning and office supplies or make a monetary donation to help support the hospice so that other funds collected can be used to benefit the clients served. In addition, for a donation of $10 a person can purchase a dove with their loved ones name on it for the dove tree. “Anyone can purchase a dove with their loved one’s name on it, they don’t have to be a patient,” said Renee Droddy, of the Southeast Texas Hospice. “Some people come annually to participate and have their loved ones dove placed on the tree.” Hospice is for patients who have a terminal illness with a life expectancy of one year or less as certified by their physician and are referred by a friend, family member, social service TOILET PAPER PAGE 3A

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bitrators Association and there will be another hearing examiner chosen to reside over a second hearing. ARNOLD Leroy Bartman, the hearing examiner during the first hearing in May 2011, had “exceeded his jurisdiction” and made his decision “void” when he made a ruling for Arnold to be reinstated to his job. Bartman stated Arnold was not given due process which would allow Arnold to be reinstated on the technicality. Cash insists Bartman did not follow the facts of the case before he made his ruling. The city of Orange filed an appeal of the decision and in October Smith argued the case before Judge Elizabeth Ray. In November, Ray made a ruling and the city won the appeal. As a result, both sides would have to ”start from square one” and undergo an

arbitration hearing once more. However, Arnold’s attorney could also file an appeal disallowing the change to a new hearing examiner. Smith said he will wait to see what the next step will be. He added he does not know when the new hearing will be conducted. Arnold was discharged from his job at OPD following an incident in July 2010 when he shot and killed 28-year-old James Whitehead of West Orange. Whitehead had gone to the O’Reilly Auto Parts store on 16th Street to return a part for a pickup truck he was attempting to repair. However, the clerk refused to allow the return on the part. As a result, Whitehead became angry and began cursing. An employee of the store call 9-1-1 for assistance in the matter. Arnold who was off duty and also a customer at the store reportedly told WhiteARNOLD PAGE 3A

Tradition continues with Senior Citizens Supper Debby Schamber For The Record

A 36-year-old tradition continues this week with the Mauriceville Senior Citizens Supper. The Mauriceville Elementary School cafeteria will be transformed into a “Winter Wonderland” at 5 p.m. on December 8. All past and present Mauriceville residents 55 and older are invited to come join the fun. Attendees will be served a Christmas dinner with “all the trimmings” and Santa Claus has a gift for each person. Entertainment will be the Martin Family who will sing gospel music and Judge Derry Dunn will be the Master of Ceremonies. “Come early to have a cup of coffee, reminisce with old friends and take a trip down memory lane with 35 years of Senior Citizens Supper pho-

tos,” said Nelda Burton, co-organizer. “Who knows, you may see a picture of yourself in one of the many photos?” Mary Jane Johnson, Patsy and Orey Viator, Roger Holsomback and Burton are just a few of the many volunteers who have kept up with the idea of “Cha-Cha” Holsomback. The supper was once a dream of Cha-Cha Holsomback’s about 34 years ago. She wanted to do something nice and as a gesture of gratitude for the senior citizens of Mauriceville. At first she thought of hosting the supper at her house but as the number of attendees grew she knew she was going to have to find another location soon. Kid’s Cafe became the next best place to have the dinner. With the ever-increasing number of people coming to the supper, the cafe became too small as well.

Kathy Bell-Schexnaider, advocate for Mothers Against Drunk Driving, holds a cross made to honor her husband who was killed by a drunk driver in 1991.

Wreck brings back bad memories Debby Schamber

For The Record


hen 29-year-old Thomas Bell was in a recent wreck, he told the officer at the scene, he had called his mother, Kathy Bell-Schnexnaider, and “she is MADD.” What the officer later found out, was Schexnaider is the local advocate for 12 counties, including Orange County, for Mother’s Against Drunk Driving and the statement her son made had double meaning. “Mom, I’ve been in a wreck,” he told his mother over the phone. For both of them, this statement was filled with emotion since Bell’s father, Lawrence, was killed by a drunk driver in 1991. The driver of the vehicle involved in wreck with Bell is suspected of driving drunk too. Formal charges are pending with the results of a blood test. Schnexnaider quickly got dressed and headed to the wreck site.

“The only saving grace was that it was Thomas calling me instead of a trooper,” Schexnaider said. She added, it would be one of her biggest nightmares to be like the mothers of her victims who had that knock at the door or a phone call from law enforcement to tell them of their loved ones being killed on the highways. Bell and his girlfriend were coming back from Moody Gardens and were traveling on Highway 73 and County Line Road in Winnie in a four-door Mercury sedan. As they traveled down the roadway, Bell said he saw a pickup to his left and took it for granted it would stop at the two stop signs before entering the highway. Suddenly he heard his girlfriend say his name and in a split second he realized what was about to occur and veered left to avoid a direct hit to the driver’s side door. Instead, ADVOCATE FOR MADD PAGE 3A


Orange County sailors remember Pearl Harbor Nicole Gibbs

For The Record

Imagine a beautiful sun rise on the Island of Oahu. It’s a peaceful Sunday morning with the ocean waves rolling up on to beach. It was quickly labeled as one of the darkest days in American history. What makes it worse is that the U.S. government knew that an imminent attack was coming. On Dec. 7, 1941 at approximately 6 a.m., 183 Japanese planes took off from six aircraft carriers 230 miles north of Oahu. This was just the first wave that would hit Pearl Harbor. At 7:02 a.m., two Army operators at a radar station on

Navy Seaman 1st Class Joseph Rougeau served on the USS Medusa.

Pearl Harbor survivor Cedric Stout served on the USS Utah.

Navy Seaman McKinnley Bland served on the USS Salt Lake City.

Oahu’s northern shore detected the fleet of planes approaching. It was disregarded

because several American B-17 planes were expected to come in from the U.S. west

coast. At 7:15 a.m., 167 more Japanese planes take off and head

for Pearl Harbor. This was the second wave. The naval base was not put on high alert because the senior commanders felt that there was no reason to believe an attack was imminent. Aircrafts were parked wing tip to wing tip. Anti-aircraft guns remain unmanned and ammunition remained locked up. Also, there aren’t any torpedo nets protecting the fleet anchorage. Given that it was a Sunday, many officers and crewman were ashore. At 7:53 a.m., the first wave of Japanese planes reached Pearl Harbor. The battle commences. “It took us a while to wake WWII VETERANS PAGE 2A

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Swamp Gold now here Debby Schamber For The Record

Jivin Gene Bourgeois has two songs on the Chistmas album “Swamp Gold.”

The sounds of Swamp Pop are now available just in time for Christmas to help spread a little cheer with “Swamp Gold.” With the release of the Christmas album, listeners can enjoy the songs of the season. The songs are a collection of songs crafted by some of the greatest songwriters and recorded by some of the biggest names in the Swamp Pop business. “Jivin Gene” Bourgeois starts off the list of Christmas songs with “Will You Be There (On Christmas Night)? “ which is about a couple who meets on Christmas. Bourgeois wrote the song in

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up to what was really going on,” said Joseph Rougeau. Rougeau, who passed away in May 2012 was Navy Seaman 1st Class and was aboard the USS Medusa, a fleet repair ship that was docked at Pearl Harbor. Rougeau was eating breakfast when the attack started. The first wave targeted airfields and battleships, the second targets ships and shipyard facilities. Japan modified their shells to use them as bombs and wooden fins were added to torpedoes to keep them from sinking in the shallow harbor mud. The air raid lasted until 9:45 a.m. McKinnley Bland, of Orange, joined the United States Navy in 1939 at the age of 21 and served for 21 years. He started out as a seaman and retired as Chief Petty Officer. He was assigned to the USS Salt Lake City as a steward. He was up on deck cooking and serving food to the officers. He could see what was going on outside the ship when the Japanese bombers started bombing Pearl Harbor. He saw the attack on the USS Arizona. The Arizona sustained the most damage in the raid. She took four direct hits from Japanese bombers. The last bomb ignited a forward magazine causing a devastating explosion. The ship sank claiming 1,177 lives. “Some of the men were already lying on the deck already killed,” he said. “I’m just a country boy. I ain’t never seen nobody killed.” Once the bombing commenced, the Salt Lake City sailed out to sea and stayed there for 110 days. After the 110 days, the Salt Like City was allowed to come back in to Pearl Harbor to restock their supplies. It was a very surreal moment for Rougeau. The normal berth place was along side

Fort Island. On Friday, the USS Medusa had to move to allow the USS Utah to have their preferred spot. Had the Utah not been docked there, the Medusa would have probably taken the hit. The Utah was hit by a torpedo at approximately 8:01 a.m. and capsized. “You could see the smoke and oil on the water on fire.” Rougeau said that sailors were trying to swim on top of the water even though they had been taught to swim under the water, come up for short breaths and go back under. “Some were just out of boot camp or panicked, they were just swimming on top sucking in smoke and fire into their lungs,” Rougeau said. Rougeau went on to explain that they couldn’t send life boats down to the sailors because the boats were made of wood. Cedric Stout, of Bridge City, was assigned to the Utah at the time of the attack. Stout was killing time looking out the porthole after breakfast. “I saw all the commotion going on and thought, somebody’s having some fun. But then a bullet went phew, right over the top of my head and I knew it wasn’t no fun!” he said. “Almost immediately, torpedoes struck the port side of the ship and the superior officers were telling everyone to abandon ship, so I made it topside as quickly as possible. At the hatch, I saw my shipmates being cut down as soon as they got up there, so I held back. “When it became apparent that the Utah was going to roll over,” said Stout, “we decided our chances were better dodging bullets than staying aboard to drown. We ran to the ropes that held the Utah at dock, slid down to the mooring, made our way to the island and scrambled for cover.” Stout said one of his buddies

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who had run in the other direction became trapped in the ship’s bough when it overturned. He had a metal pipe he would hit against the ship to let people know he was there. He did that for seven days before being found when someone heard the banging. A hole was cut out of the hull to set him free, dehydrated, but alive. Fifty four sailors remain entombed in the USS Utah. Eight battle ships are damaged, five of them sunk. Three light cruisers, three destroyers and three smaller vessels are lost along with 188 aircraft. The USS Arizona and the USS Utah were left where they sank and stand as memorials so that all will remember the fate of the crew that were claimed by the sea. The Arizona continues to leak oil from it’s hull and it is theorized that when the last living survivor from the Arizona dies, the oil will stop leaking. The USS Oklahoma was damaged beyond repair. She took five torpedoes and capsized. Four hundred and twenty nine sailors were lost or are missing. She was pulled from the sea but never repaired. The Oklahoma was striped of her weapons and sold for scrap. In 1947, the Oklahoma sank in mid-tow 540 miles out from Pearl Harbor. The United States lost 2,390 lives day: 1,999 from the WEthat SELL Navy, 109FOR from the Marine PARTS Corps, 233 from the Army and ALL MAJOR Army Air Force and 49 civilians. BRANDS!!! During the time Bland and the rest of the crew on the Salt Lake City spent out at sea, the ship joined forces with a fleet of ships that escorted the Doolittle Raid mission. On April 18, 1942, 16 B-25 bombers were launched from the USS Hornet and the Doolittle Raid was the first attack on Japan during World War II. “We escorted [the Hornet] into Japanese water,” Bland said. “It was kind of amusing to see all of these planes on deck, but after a while, they started taking off.” Bland ex-

February to get it ready for the July recording. Another song on the album sung by Bourgeois is “A letter to Santa (Bring my Baby Back).” “It’s about a man who got into trouble with his girlfriend and he wants her back,” he said about the song. Other artists on the album include; Don Rich, Lynn August, Johnnie Allan, Warren Stone, Tommy McLain, Willie Tee, Ken Marvel, V.J. Boulet and Charles Mann. They sing songs such as “This Christmas”, ‘Winter Wonderland” and “Merry Christmas Wishes.” “It’s been a real treat to be on it with all the legends,” Bourgeois said.

Jiven Gene started recording music in 1958. His first hit was “Going Out With the Tide.” He continued to sing from 1958 to 1966 and came out with thirteen 45-records. With the sluggish market he was forced to give up on making records. During his years as a singer, Bourgeois and others created their own style known as “Gulf Coast Sound” and other things. But, in recent years, the name Swamp Pop has stuck and what a lot of people have come to love. For the past five years Bourgeois has been a part of a band with Ken Marvel. The band plays at various locations such as Larry’s French Market and other local clubs. On Decem-


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plained that the planes were only a few inches from the water when the plane left the deck of the Hornet, but the pilots managed to keeps those planes in the air. Bland received the Purple Heart due to a battle wound sustained during a skirmish with a Japanese battle cruiser near Guadalcanal. “That Jap cruiser was anything but good,” he said. “It was mean!” Bland spent a total of 21 years in the Navy before retiring. He then went on to work for the postal service for twenty years. Rougeau was eventually transferred to a different ship that transported the Marine Corps to the invasion of Iwo Jima and Okinawa. Rougeau did not re-enlist when his tour was up, but he couldn’t leave due to the war. “When the war was over, it didn’t take me long to get home,” Rougeau said.


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ber 8, from 8 p.m. to midnight, the band will be at the American Legion on Green Avenue in Orange. People wanting to get a copy of the CD can order one online at or call 1-800-738-8668. Copies are also available at Walmart. Jin records, which is where the album was recorded, was established in 1957. The first hit from the recording studio hit the National Billboard charts in 1959. Since then, Jin Records has released more of the sounds what made them famous, of Swamp Pop. They have produced more than any other label of the sounds so many have come to love.

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Advocate for MADD

Lawrence Bell plays with his two sons, ages 7 and 3 years old, on his final family vacation one month before he was killed by a drunk driver.

the pickup struck the left front quarter panel which caused the vehicle to “fish-tail.” The pickup then went into a nearby ditch. A “good samaritan” stopped to check on them. Suddenly the driver of the pickup involved in the wreck quickly left the scene. The “good samaritan” followed them. Within a few minutes a second person had stopped to help, but then joined in on following the suspect. As pickup traveled along Highway 73, it passed a Department of Public safety Trroper who has just received the information about the pickup leaving the scene. He initiated a traffic stop and the driver along with his passenger were later arrested. The driver, Jose Saluade, 47, of Winnie, was charged with driving while intoxicated, felony failure to stop and render aide and an open container violation. Saluade also did not have a driver’s license or insurance. He later posted a $4,000 bond and was released from jail. Schexnaider vows to be at the suspect’s every court appearance and to see justice served on the man who nearly took her son’s life. This time, her son and his girlfriend would be OK and were released from the hospital with nonlife threatening injuries. Schexnaider says at one time she cringed every time her son left the house since she knew too well how things can change in a instant. However, over the years, she had relaxed a bit and would tell herself, “that’s not going to happen to me again.” Schexnaider became involved with MADD in 1991 when she decided she wasn’t going to just be another victim of a drunk driver and called them the day after her husband was killed. Lawrence Bell was weed-eating in the front yard of his mother’s house in Fred, with his two children, Thomas, 7, and his 3-year-old brother who were playing nearby. A 62-year-old man,


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who was known as the “town drunk,” veered off the roadway. He threw Lawrence Bell about 100 feet and slammed his body into a tree. The man later received 6 months in the county jail, 10 years probation and a $1,500 fine for the incident, Schexnaider said. Upset and frustrated, she called county officials to find out how to keep the man in jail longer, and quickly found out she didn’t have any rights — even in court. “I was told that I couldn’t speak in court and even if I cried I would be thrown out of court,” Schnexnaider said. Silently she sat in the courtroom and wore sunglasses to hide her tears. Her hopes of addressing the man who has killed her husband were tossed aside by officials. It was then she decided to stand up for victims’ rights and do something so people who had their lives shattered by drunk drivers would not have to endure the pain she went through. Schexnaider began by volunteering for MADD for nine years before becoming a full-time employee as a senior victim advocate. Nearly 22 years later, she is still just as passionate about her job. She helps the living victims of drunk drivers in getting help with funeral expenses, medical bills and provides emotional support too. Schexnaider is often seen wearing the MADD colors of red as she attends court. “I am not going to let somebody run over the victims. They need to have a say,” she said. “Offenders have court rights. If we as victims don’t get rights, nothing happens.” In addition to assisting the many families, she does not lose sight of the first victim which is the deceased. She places and maintains small white crosses along the highways at the location where the person was killed, if the family does not do it first. Once in a while, she gets frustrated with the system and for a second or two she said she considers quitting. After she receives a call from a victim’s family or a victim she is recharged and ready to help. Bell has had to deal with his memories as well. He is more than ever strongly against drinking and driving and the constant use of seat belts. MADD is about moms, dads, daughters, sons and uncles working together to stop drunk driving, supporting the victims of the violent crime and preventing underage drinking, Schexnaider said. “It is the most preventable death or crime on earth,” she said. “All it takes is not getting behind the wheel.”

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head to calm down which caused him to direct his anger at the officer by calling him racial slurs. Arnold walked out the door with Whitehead leaving the store a short time after him. Whitehead was getting into the passenger side of his neighbor’s pickup truck, which he had arrived in, and the confrontation between Arnold and Whitehead continued. The situation escalated to the point where Whitehead was fatally shot by Arnold. An investigation into the matter was conducted by the Texas Rangers. The case was turned over to the Orange County Grand Jury. They decided to “no-bill” Arnold of any charges.

Arnold and his attorney’s have also been in mediations with the city of Orange in reference to a racial discrimination case filed against the city. According to court documents, the suit is for lost income, past, present and future in addition to lost benefits and loss of ability to contribute to his retirement. In addition, they are seeking damages for mental anguish and emotional distress. Arnold’s attorneys also filed a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission alleging the racial discrimination. However, according to Smith, in March the EEOC determined there was “no discrimination.”

Senior Citizens Finally, the event was moved to the school. Most of the food is prepared at the volunteers houses and then transferred to the cafeteria personnel who prepare it for the guests. At the event, prizes are given to the oldest woman, oldest man, person who traveled the farthest and the oldest graduate from Mauriceville. In years past, the oldest attendee who held the title for many years was King Dunn. There is also a “Good Samaritan” award which adds a lot of excitement to the evening. “This is something the community looks forward to each year,” Burton said.

agency, clergy or by their own choice. The service area is for residents living in the “Golden Triangle” region of southeast Texas. Hospice provides services to patients and families who desire hospice care in their home and who have enough support to be safely maintained in their residence. Hospice also provides care to dying individuals in nursing homes and assisted living centers. Sometimes, because of financial difficulties such as joblessness, lack of insurance, high medicine costs, and a host of other reasons, a family finds the cost of a terminal illness overwhelming. Hospice provides services for all patients, regardless of their ability to pay through

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With the promise to Cha-Cha to continue the popular supper, it continues to grow each year. The annual cost usually runs more than $2,000. But, it is totally funded by the generous support from the community. People who are home bound are not left out and their supper is delivered to them at their house along with a fruit basket. Remaining funds are given to the Cha-Cha Memorial Scholarship Fund which is given to a deserving Little Cypreee-Mauriceville student. For more information, contact Mary Jane Johnson at 409-745-1357, Pasty Viator at 409-

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assistance provided by private donations and memorials. The Southeast Texas Hospice began in 1976 when four dedicated founding members set to work to make the dream of providing service to the dying in Southeast Texas a reality. By 1979, sixteen patients had been served. Since its humble beginnings, the Southeast Texas Hospice has grown to include a governing board of twelve area civic leaders, sixteen staff, and over sixty-five volunteers who serve over two hundred patient families per year. For more information, the number to call is 409-886-0622.

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From the Creaux’s Nest BIG WEEK AHEAD The biggest event of the week has to be the West Orange-Stark Mustangs meeting Navasota for a chance to advance towards the state championship. The Mustangs are coming off a great win but you don’t meet the number one team every week. I have no doubt if the players keep their focus, know exactly what their jobs are, and without fail get it done on every play, eliminate turnovers and crazy penalties and if the coaches do their job, the Mustangs have the talent to compete with anyone. At this level however, they must be hitting on all cylinders. The game will be played Friday at Humble. The Mustangs deserve Orange County support. The winners of this game could very well be the next state champions. Go get ‘um Stangs.*****CHRISTMAS IS IN THE AIR. Next Friday, Dec. 7, the Orange Jaycees will sponsor their 64th annual Christmas parade starting at 6:30 p.m. The parade theme is “A Cajun Christmas.” I bet there will be a lot of real Cajuns in it.***On Dec. 8, at 10 a.m., the Orangefield Christmas parade will take place. I don’t believe they have a theme but I could probably come up with one. Those folks have a lot of fun. Don’t miss Uncle Jesse’s Farm at the Cormier Museum. It’s part of the festival and parade. The kids love it and so do us old folks.***On Saturday night, Dec. 8, the fourth annual Bridge City nighttime, light Christmas parade will start at 7 p.m.***Also Saturday evening, 6 p.m., will be the Christmas Stroll at Shangri La.*****The annual Mauriceville Senior Citizen Supper will be held Saturday, 5 p.m. at the Mauriceville Elementary School.*****Well, 80 degrees in December. Great for outdoor activities but not good for killing off the bugs that will multiply in the spring. I’m looking for a late winter, January or even early February.***** I’ve got to move on. Please come along, I promise it won’t do you no harm. DAY OF INFAMY DEC. 7, 1941 President Franklin D. Roosevelt said that “Dec. 7, 1941, a day that will live in infamy,” on that terrible day when Japan attacked Pearl Harbor, 71 years ago this week. I recall where I was when word came of the attack. I’m sure any of you who were old enough, also recalls that day. Three Orange County men who experienced the attack, Cedric Stout, 92 years old, was on the Utah when it was hit. He and wife Cherry make their home in Bridge City. Seaman McKinnley Bland, served on the USS Salt Lake City and Joseph Rougeau, Navy Seaman 1st. Class, served on the USS Medusa. The United States lost 2,390 lives that day, 1,999 Navy, 109 Marines and 233 from the Army Air Force and 49 civilians. We are fortunate to still have Cedric, who is active and in good health, with us today. Very few Pearl Harbor survivors, an estimated 10 percent, remain throughout the country. We honor them all on this Dec. 7, 2012. Raugeau passed away in the last year and we have lost track of Bland. We hope he is still with us. SWAMP GOLD--CHRISTMAS ALBUM The area boys who made the Gulf Coast Sound famous and became the artist who popularized Swamp Pop, have put together a totally different Christmas album with that special beat. Some of those youngsters, still popular today when they appear on a gig, wrote the songs they perform on the album. Performing on the album are Jivin’ Gene, Don Rice, Lynn August, Johnnie Allen, Warren Storm, Tommy McLain, Willie Tee, Ken Marvel, V.J. Boulet and Charles Mann. The album is available at Larry’s in the Groves or by calling 409-5481837 or email It’s a good Christmas gift for yourself or to give. It’s a collectors treasure. These guys will probably never get together again. TURNING BACK THE HANDS OF TIME 34 Years Ago-1978 Last week for the first time in over 100 years, the voters of Texas elected a Republican governor. Bill Clements upset John Hill, who had successfully defeated incumbent Governor Dolph Briscoe in the primaries. The Republicans spent over $12 million, a large amount for the times. Also, it’s speculated that Briscoe supporters crossed over and voted for Clements. *****Dr. Mark Messer was recognized by the Bridge City Rotary Club. *****Vivian Morrow passed away Nov. 25. Vivian and Leland first came to Orange in 1940. She met her death after being involved in an auto accident near Longview. She had been to Oklahoma to visit her mother and to spend Thanksgiving with her family. Leland was suppose to meet her in Oklahoma but the weather prevented him flying in.*****David Fusilier celebrated a birthday Nov. 28.*****Celebrating birthdays are Kim Daniels, who is 19 and John Lapey-

rolerie, who is 4 years old.*****Brad and Brenda offs and probably eliminating Dallas and the Saints Lapeyrolerie celebrate 11 wedded years on Nov. 25. chance.*****The Aggies and Sooners, both 10-2, will meet in the Cotton Bowl, Jan. 4, at Cowboy Stadium.***Top ranked Notre Dame will meet #2 BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK Francis Breaux, Belinda Force, Susie Collins, Alabama for the National title Jan. 7 in Miami. The Mary Bridges, Rory Piccone, Shea Bolton, Steve Texas Longhorns, after a loss to Kansas State Hightower, Debbie Bishop, Woody Carter, Cher- missed the chance to play in the Cotton Bowl. They yl Jones, Barbara Cartwright, Lois Cornwell, will meet Oregon in the Alamo Bowl, Dec. Mayme Bock, Richard Briggs, Emily Mangham, 29.*****Orange native, Carrie Joiner Woliver, will Michelle Potter, Vianna Miller, Jim Keith, Tracey have a reception and book signing Sat. Dec. 8, at the Gilliam, Buddy Sheppard, Lois Boehme, Randy Old Orange Café from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. “The Train Philpott, Channing Larkin, C.R. Dick Davis, Sa- Stopped in Orange” is written from the diaries of mantha Peveto, Barry McKenzie, Bobby Couth- her grandparents, Will and Pearl Joiner, in 1917 ran, Eryk Gibbs, Hazel Hooper, Elissa Kern, Jay and 1918. Carrie covers life in Orange during the Fuss, Mark Braus, Sharon Johnson, Doris Peveto, buggy days through the 1950’s. Carrie, a 1959 Stark Michelle Watson, Shelly Motts, Bonnie Hopper- High grad hopes to see many of her classmates at ton, Sean Ureta, David Claybar, Monica Placette, the reception. If you are a history buff, don’t miss it. Cindy Briggs, Karri Piccone, Jo Lynn Mott, Kent What a great Christmas gift. Dr. Howard WilSarver, Kristine Cortez, Jim Sands, Cody Caples, liams strongly recommends it.*****Three finalist Terry Fall, Leslie Lyons, Cody Caples, Tara Foun- are in the running for the Heisman trophy, Johnny Manziel, a freshman quarterback with Texas A&M; tain, Nathan Vogt and Rob Clark. Manti Te’o, linebacker with Notre Dame and Collin Klein, quarterback with Kansas State. My guess A FEW HAPPENINGS I received a letter from friend, Jeanne Wood is that Manziel will get it. He will become the first Kern, a longtime Bridge City teacher who I’m sure freshman to win the Heisman. I believe he will remany students will remember. A dozen years ago main with A&M one more year and then go in the Jeanne moved to Lincoln Nebraska and since then draft and possible end up with the Dallas Cowboys. she has been involved in several publishing proj- That might take a Romo trade and a draft choice. ects. Her latest is with a group of writers who put The trend is to go with young quarterbacks, like together a Christmas romance anthology. Six writ- RGIII, Cam Newton, Andrew Luck, etc. Those are ers, six stories published via Amazon. Jeanne’s sto- my guesses.*****Our friend Wayne Peveto, the ry “Christmas a La Carte” is part of this great col- AT&T telephone man, is retiring from the telelection. I agree it’s a fun gift idea. Six mini-escapes phone company on Dec. 21 after 40 years. Best from the Holiday madness. “Love and Merry Christ- wishes Wayne.*****Our thoughts are with our mas” features writers B.J. Akin, I.K. Lien, Karyn friend Mayor Roy McDonald, who is under the Cole, Susan Craig, Christine Wingate and weather. Best wishes for a speedy recovery. Our Jeanne. We suggest you check it out. www.her.sto- prayers go out to all of our citizens who are battling It’s always nice to hear illness. from friends who have moved off and still keep up CAJUN STORY OF THE WEEK with the folks back home through our website GoSleaux Comeaux’s turd grade son, Elray, Jeanne is one of those folks who tune in every week. We would appreciate it if come home from school in da middle of da day you checked out this longtime Orange countian’s him. His papa axe him why?  Elray say, “Well Papa, it’s like dis, our new latest works. You might also want to drop her line. *****Speaking of writing, the Houston Chronicle young teacher Ms. Alice, yesterday, axe wat my did distribute a Sunday paper that had Leon Hale’s favorite animal was and I said, fried chicken.” Ms. Alice said dat wasn’t funny but she couldn’t column in it this last Sunday. Leon wrote about a problem that does or will face many of us elderly have been right because everyone laughed dem. GoSleaux said, “Elray, you teacher is probably a folks when your controllers want to restrict your driving. Now his controller wants Leon, at age 92, member of PETA, dey love animals very much.” “I do too Papa, especially chicken. Anyway she just to drive the country roads. For years he made his annual 610-Loop drive. He’s not allowed to do send me to the principal’s office. I told Mr. Prethat anymore. No freeways. Suddenly he’s too old to meaux wat happen. He laughed too but told me drive where he wants to according to those who not to do it again.” Da next day, today, Ms. Alice axe wat my favorcontrol his life. Leon says you can’t win because those people care about you, worry about you and ite live animal was. I told her it was chicken. She love you. A subject coming down the pike for all of axe me why? I told her because you can make us. *****Big changes are coming to CNN. Under a dem into fried chicken and she sent me back to new CEO, the Zucker era will bring CNN back to do principle. He laughed and told me if I did it again dey the days when Ted Turner had CNN the most respected world wide news source. Over the last few would suspend me. Papa, I don’t understand. years, CNN has lost domestic viewers to FOX News You taught me to be honest. Today Ms. Alice axe and MSNBC. Both are partisan, highly political me to tell her wat famous person I admire da media sources. FOX is for the most part to the ex- most. I told her Colonel Sanders and Papa, dats treme political right, MSNBC leans to the left, with why I’m home me.” the exception of the Andréa Mitchell, 12 noon reC’EST TOUT port and Chuck Todd, at 8 a.m. They both play it The battle of the budget goes on. The world won’t straight, no spin. They are both well respected for accuracy. Morning Joe, 5 a.m. to 8 a.m. is a fair, come to an end if the congress let’s the country go open discussion. Joe Scarborough is a Republican. over the fiscal cliff. Republicans are posturing on CNN is the best source right now for 24-hour news the deficit; they’re playing a con game. The truth is and facts. I look for their rating numbers to im- that speaker Boehner can’t deliver because the Tea prove over next year.*****A few folks we know cele- Party members and those sticking to Grover brating birthdays in the coming week. Our buddy, Norquist’s pledge are holding him hostage. The Rene’ Hanks, the mayor of Starks, celebrates on only way he can deliver on raising taxes on the top Dec. 5. His longtime bride, and a few years younger, two percent of the wealthiest is a coalition of about Lucy, marks her birthday a week later on Dec. 12, 70 regular Republicans and a majority of Demoso they split the difference and have one big crats. He would do it for the good of the GOP and party.***Best wishes to, Richard Briggs, Bridge the country but it would likely cost him his speakCity High principle, who came up from the coach- ership in January. President Obama is not budging ing ranks to the top job, celebrates Dec. 6.***Jim on the wealthy paying their fair share, 68 percent of Keith, who moved away from Bridge City after Ike, citizens agree with him so he holds the trump card. celebrates Dec. 7.***Also celebrating on Dec. 7 is Republicans will pay a dear price in two years if we former B.C. resident Buddy Sheppard and Randy go over the cliff.*****Majority leader Eric Canter Philpott, also a Dec. 7 baby.*** Dec. 9 is a special has announced the congressional calendar for next day for Nicole and Dusty Gibbs, their son Eryk year. They will work 129 days.*****Something that Gibbs turns 3 years old on this day.***David Clay- puzzles me is that Con. Kevin Brady, a vice chairbar celebrates Dec. 10 as does Cindy Briggs, Sha- man, was due to be named chairman with the reron Johnson and Doris Peveto.***Celebrating Dec. tirement of the chairman of the committee. He was 11 are Kent Sarver, Jim Sands, Leslie Lyons and passed over by Canter and the leadership. Wonder Rob Clark. Best wishes and Happy Birthday to all. why?*****The Wednesday Lunch Bunch will gathPlease see complete list in this paper.*****This week er at Robert’s this week. Next week, Dec. 12, the in her poem, Ms. Pearl takes down grandma’s col- Bunch will dine with Uncle Jim at Novrozsky’s for lection of favorite recipes and writes about what to the last time. After all the years in Bridge City and cook for the Holidays. She also lets us in on her fi- Orange, Jim is leaving. He will be missed. He’s been nal choice.*****Our apologies for mistakenly rerun- a good host and great friend to the Lunch Bunch. ning Robert’s Market and Steak House advertise- Everyone is urged to come out next week and say ment last week. This week we are running the cor- goodbye and thanks to Uncle Jim and wish him the rect ad. Look it over, you can’t beat Robert’s for best as he moves on.*****David Self and Ross Smith fresh cut meat of your choice. Also Robert’s Res- are making some great moves at the David Self taurant is always a great spot for lunch and dinner, Ford dealership. They are offering top notch serplus they have great, friendly waitresses.*****SWING vice and better Ford deals than are available out of BRIDGE GETS HISTORICAL MARKER.  A bunch town. Big changes and improvements to an all new of great, community heritage minded folks turned used car operation also. With a large inventory they out for the unveiling and ceremony for the Cow offer volume sales on certified, pre-owned autos. Bayou, Hwy. 87 Bridge that is now on the national Before you buy give them a try. More changes to be register as one of our historical treasures. Dr. How- announced. Tell them we sent you, you might get ard Williams, who has spent over 40 years promot- a Lagniappe. They are ready to deal.*****Speaking ing Orange County history and is past president of of deals, our friend Misty Songe, at the Verizon the Orange County Historical committee attended stores in Bridge City and Orange, is having many the unveiling. Attorney Jerry Pennington, new holiday bargains. Misty is usually at the Bridge City president presided. Commissioner John Dubose store.*****Well, my time is up. I would have made took part as well as both Orange and Bridge City deadline but Attorney Jack Smith came by with a chambers. Mark Dunn, the driving force to estab- mess of stories to tell and a new joke he heard. Nevlish the bridge as a national treasure was present. A er a dull moment when John Cash Smith is few spotted at the ceremony were Betty Harmon, around.*****Gotta go. Thanks for your time. Please Geslia Houseman, Christy Kourey and Corey, shop our family of advertisers. Take care and God Shirley Zimmerman, Brandy Slaughter, Marga- bless. ret Toal, Butch Thurman and a host of others.*****Bridge City’s Matt Bryant booted three field goals, including a 55 yarder, in a 23-13 win over the New Orleans Saints. Bryant’s two other kicks were for 45 yards and  29 yards. His two extra points gave him 11 points in the Falcons win. They are now 11-1 for the season.*****Orange native Wade Phillips and his Houston Texan defense stepped up to beat Tennessee 24-10. The Texans are also 11-1. The two teams with the best NFL records both have Orange County connections. Pretty good don’t you think? Also Orange’s Earl Thomas and the Seahawks won giving them a chance at the play-

The Record • Week of Wednesday, December 5, 2012

State wastes county time, money and paper Penny LeLeux For The Record

Douglas Manning, assistant county attorney, requested action from Orange County Commissioners’ Court for the submission of a report on eminent domain authority. The report has to be filed by Dec. 31 to the state comptroller to retain rights to secure property by eminent domain. Manning said it was a requirement that came out of the last state legislative session. “I’m still quite puzzled as to why the legislature did this, but they required every political subdivision of the State of Texas, from counties, all the way down to municipal utility districts to submit a report to the comptroller by Dec. 31, detailing every statute in existence in the State of Texas that gives that entity eminent domain authority. If we don’t submit this report, we lose our ability to acquire property by eminent domain as a matter of statute,” said Manning. “The long and the short of

it is this report is completely a waste of paper. We are required to submit it anyway.” Manning said he had already discussed the report with Orange County Judge Carl Thibodeaux. He said the report was already prepared and just needed to be printed and signed by Thibodeaux. It would be mailed that afternoon. “When they came out with this requirement, the Texas Association of Counties did the research for us and prepared a copious document that contains every possible revision that you will find in the Vernon’s Codes or statutes giving the county eminent domain authority.” Manning said in the past, the county hasn’t exercised its imminent domain authority on its own behalf, but they did condemn some property on behalf of the state around 1998-2000 for the Farm Road 105 project. “We do need to retain our ability to attain property by imminent domain, even though this court has

been very judicious in exercising that right.” “This is just a compilation of all the statutes put together in a document and sent to them?” asked Commissioner Precinct 4 Jody Crump. Manning stated that was correct. “Honestly, I was trying to figure out why they would do this and the only thing I could think of was that some of the legislators have a concern and maybe want to regulate eminent domain in response to the Supreme Court decision we had several years back,” said Manning. He feels when they started to do the research and realized how intensive it was going to be they decided to put it on the individual entities. “So, we have this large document, that is attached to this form and sent to the comptroller’s office via certified mail, must be via certified mail, and it will promptly be filed somewhere, up there, and that will be the end of it,” said Manning.

“They won’t even read it,” said Thibodeaux. Manning agreed, but said, “It is correct and accurate.” Manning said other attorneys he consulted with also agreed it was accurate. “Completely a waste of time and money, but we still have to do it. Citizens, contact your legislature,” said Manning. In a short discussion of utilizing eminent domain, the entire court expressed reluctance in using that authority and has always been very conservative on the matter. “You’ve exercised it the way the law was intended; to justify a legitimate public purpose,” said Manning, siting an instance in 2000, when a road was straightened that was prone to accidents. “Those accidents have decreased,” he said. In a matter concerning audits of state and federal forfeiture funds, Manning informed commissioners no money has been spent out of the federal forfeiture account, which totals approximately $29,000.

“Unlike the state forfeiture account, the Federal Equitable Sharing Program says that we have to spend that on extra things that we don’t normally spend our money on.” He said state forfeiture money has been used for office computers when needed, plus training and equipment for other law enforcement agencies that can’t afford it. Several years back they purchased portable intoxilizers for DPS troopers and sent homicide detectives from other agencies to school. In other matters, commissioners authorized the purchase of an executive chair and two club chairs for $1,630 for Judge Mandy White-Rogers’ office. The furniture that existed in that office was personal property of Judge Pat


Clark or was over 30 years old and was moved to surplus. Judge White-Rogers is using her personal desk from home. It was also voted to lease a new postage machine from Pitney Bowes for the county rather than renew a maintenance contract for the one they currently have. A representative from Pitney Bowes told commissioners they no longer make the equipment currently used by the county and the maintenance contracts will continue to go up as the equipment gets older and parts become harder to acquire. They can lease a new machine for $308 a month locked in for five years. It would save the county $676.60 versus a new maintenance agreement.

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Holiday Exhibit Celebration December 15 and 18, 2012 • 5pm – 8pm Admission is free of charge with the donation of a non-perishable food item.

Enjoy two nights of light refreshments, a holiday-themed exhibit and live music in celebration of the holidays. Take part in brief tours of rare medieval books containing Christmas-themed imagery in the mini-exhibit On The Wing. Hear live music by The Lone Star Pipe Band on December 15 and members of the Little CypressMauriceville High School Band on December 18. Also, see the National Geographic Greatest Photographs of the American West exhibition, which will be on display through January 26, 2013. ◄

“Shoji Tabuchi is an event!” and area residents will have the opportunity to experience the talent of Shoji as a holiday event, in A Christmas With Shoji Tabuchi, Saturday, Dec. 15 at 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at the Lutcher Theater. Tickets range from $20-$45 and are on sale now at www.lutcher. org or by calling the Lutcher Theater Box Office at409886-5535. For two decades, Shoji Tabuchi has presented the hottest must-see show in Branson, Missouri and although Shoji presents a spectacular Christmas “extravaganza” each year in Branson, his touring show will focus more on his unparalleled musicianship. Lutcher patrons can expect an evening that not only celebrates the holidays in the warmth of 12feet glowing Christmas trees, but radiates with Shoji favorites, including Broadway, movies, classical, country, pop, rock and western music. Shoji returns to the Lutcher Theater holding the record for the most sold-out Lutcher performances. In 1993 Shoji sold out six performances at the Lutcher Theater. 8,697 people traveled from all over the U.S. to see him perform.   This is his first return performance in nineteen years.  From 1991 to 1993, Orange’s late Danny Harris and Lutcher Theater’s Jim Clark arranged Shoji’s winter tours.   Shoji Tabuchi was born in Japan where his mother insisted on violin lessons and enrolled him as a Suzuki student at age seven. He received a degree in economics from St. Andrews, a private school in Osaka. It was expected that Shoji follow his father into the corporate world. But during his sophomore year at St. Andrews, Roy Acuff, longtime member of the Grand Ole Opry, performed a concert on campus. Shoji was captivated by the music.

pocket he came to the United States to fulfill his desire to play country music. From the early days in San Francisco when he had to work hard just to eat, he has been able to make his dreams come true here in America.  Shoji’s parents visited him many times and became ardent fans and supporters of his American dream.  A Christmas With Shoji Tabuchi is sponsored locally by Tommy and Kathy Gunn and by the Orange County Commissioners Court and Hotel Tax Committee. In the spirit of the holidays, the Lutcher will be collecting items on the first floor lobby to help families in need. Patrons attending either performance may bring new toys to be donated to the Salvation Army or new or clean and gently used blankets to be distributed by Orange Christian Services. Additionally, attendees may “Adopt-A-Family” with the Southeast Texas Hospice Doves of Peace Christmas Tree program designed to help When Shoji talked to Acuff af- needy terminally ill families. ter the concert expressing his The Doves of Peace Christmas enthusiasm, Acuff replied, “If Tree will be located on the you ever come to the United second floor lobby. Saturday, December 15 is a States, look me up.” day of celebration throughout Shoji’s love of American all Stark Cultural Venues. The country music continued to grow.  While his father was Stark Museum of Art will host away, Shoji convinced his a Holiday Exhibit Celebration mother to support his dream from 5-8PM with brief tours of of becoming an entertainer.  rare medieval books containWith a small amount of mon- ing Christmas-themed imagey, Shoji set out for the United ery. The celebration will also States.  After taking odd jobs include live music and light in San Francisco to make ends refreshments. The W.H. Stark meet, he settled in the Mid- House will offer first-floor west with his first steady job, playing fiddle in a country band at the Starlite Club in Riverside, MO. In 1968, Shoji again met Roy Acuff who again invited him, “come to Nashville when you get a chance, I’ll put you on the Opry.”  Shoji wasted no time, drove to Nashville, and appeared that Friday night at the ole Ryman Auditorium.  There he fiddled his way into the hearts of country music fans that gave him two standing ovations.  Ultimately, Shoji played the Opry 27 times.  With his hopes and dreams always foremost in his mind, he steadfastly and inexorably paid his dues in every imaginable type of venue, polishing and evolving his craft to a pinnacle and crescendo of execution and professionalism. Throughout the years, Shoji has toured throughout the country, performed with numerous country stars, and headlined on the Branson scene. Today, he owns his own show in his own 2,000-seat state-of-the-art theater, The Shoji Tabuchi Theatre. He has recorded nine albums and five videos, earned numerous awards, made many TV appearances and played for both President George H.W. Bush and President George W. Bush. Shoji’s inspirational story is the “stuff” that dreams are made of.  With just $500 in his

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Also celebrate the holidays at Shangri La’s Dreaming of a Green Christmas (Dec. 15 @ 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.), The W.H. Stark House’s Holiday Open House (Dec. 15 and 18 @ 5:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.), and Shangri La’s Lighted Evening Christmas Strolls (Dec. 6, 8, 11, 13, 15, 18, 20 and 22 @ 6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.).

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Community Bulletin Board

American Legion lunch fundraiser set for Dec. 6 The American Legion Post 49, located at 108 Green Ave. in Orange, will hold a plate lunch fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 6. The cost will be $7 per plate and the meal will consist of fried fish, potato salad, cole slaw, green beans, bread and a dessert. Walk-ins are welcome and delivery is available. Call 409-886-1241 after noon on Wednesday, Dec. 5 or before 9 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 6 for orders and deliveries.

Hunter education safety class set for Dec. 6 The Texas Parks and Wildlife Hunter Education Home Study Safety Class Field part will be taught from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 6 at the Orangefield Volunteer Fire Station on Hwy 105 in Orangefield. Participants must complete the online home study computer sections, print the completed test and bring them to class. Please call Danny Odom to register at 409883-8118. This class is not just for hunters, but for anyone who handles a firearm can benefit from it.

LCM Young Farmers to host bake sale Dec. 8 Little Cypress-Mauriceville Young Farmers is having a bake sale from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 8, at Ace Hardware, Tractor Supply and Farmer’s Mercantile in Orange. Monies raised will go toward scholarships.

BC/OF Christmas Night Parade to be held Dec. 8 The fourth annual Bridge City and Orangefield Christmas Night Parade “Remembering Christmas Past” will be held on Saturday, Dec. 8, starting at 6:30 p.m. The parade will begin at First Baptist Church on Roundbunch Road and end at the Bridge City Intermediate School. The Parade Marshal will be Ms. Beverly Perry. In 2011 the Ministerial Alliance delivered over 550 gifts to needy children, this year the Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with the Orange County Ministerial Alliance will also be holding a toy drive for children ages zero to fifth grade, for parade goers who wish to donate toys there will be a box next to the judges table to drop your toys, there will also be a box at the Dollar Store in Bridge City and at the Bridge City Chamber. Each parade participant is asked to bring an UNWRAPPED toy to be collected by Santa’s Elves at the judges’ stand across from the Bridge City Bank on Roundbunch at the end of the parade as Mr. and Mrs. Santa go by Santa’s elves will load red bags of toys onto sleigh and delivered to the Ministerial Alliance on Roundbunch Road that same night. Parade application can be picked up at the Bridge City Chamber of Commerce located at 150 W. Roundbunch Road, 409-7355671, or email requesting an applica-


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December 6, 8, 11, 13, 15, 20 and 22, 2012 (6:00pm - 8:00pm) Lighted Evening Christmas Strolls - Enjoy a leisurely stroll through the decorated gardens with friends and family. See lighted areas with seasonal décor, Christmas tree designs created by area schools, organizations, businesses and families, and listen to holiday music along the way. Entry is free with the donation of a non-perishable food item. December 15, 2012 (9:00am - 4:00pm) Dreaming of a Green Christmas - Enjoy activities for the entire family, including a natural ornament craft, photo with Santa and a Make a Holiday Wreath workshop. See decorated trees along the pathways, the Children’s Garden “Candyland” and take a stroll through the greenhouses decorated with seasonal flowers. Participation in the workshop is $20 and requires an RSVP as seating is limited. To reserve a seat, call 409.670.9799. Dreaming of a Green Christmas is included with the purchase of an admission ticket to the Gardens. Open Tuesday through Saturday, 9:00am - 5:00pm.


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December 15 and 18, 2012 (5:00pm - 8:00pm) Holiday Open House - Visitors are invited to enjoy complimentary first floor tours of holiday décor throughout the rooms, seasonal music selections played in the Music Room as well as a cookies and punch reception in the adjacent Carriage House, which serves as the entrance. Admission is free with the donation of a non-perishable food item. Open Tuesday through Saturday, 9:00am - 4:30pm. Admission is limited to individuals 10 years and older.

tion. For more information, please contact Ms. Lucy Fields, volunteer Chairperson, at 409-697-1206.

W.O. Chiefs to host annual Christmas Reunion Dance

Cormier Museum to open Dec. 15

The West Orange Cheifs will host their annual Christmas Reunion Dance from 6:30 p.m. to midnight on Saturday, Dec. 8 at the American Legion Hall on Green Ave in Orange.. The Ken Marvel Band will preform with special guest “Jivin Gene” Bourgeois. Snacks are welcome and this is a b.y.o.b. event. This is open to the pubic and the cost is $10 per person. Smoking will be outside only. For more information, please contact Jimmy Guidry at 409-738-2294, 409-988-5283 or

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Christmas in Orangefield to be held Dec. 8 The second annual Christmas in Orangefield will take place on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012. It will kick-off with a parade at 10 a.m. There will be crafts, games, competitions, food and entertainment throughout the day. The festivities will conclude with a reading of “The Cajun Night before Christmas” and Christmas Lights at dusk. Come help us celebrate the community and the season and while supporting the Orangefield Cormier Museum. For more information on parade entry, booth rental, or to schedule a performance please contact Jesse Fremont at 409 293-7340.

OC Radio Control, Marine Corps Reserve host Toys for Tots Orange County Radio Control Club and the Marine Corps Reserve will host a Toys for Tots funfly on Saturday, Dec. 8 at our Model Airpark, located at 10623 F.M. 1442, starting at 9 a.m. This is a free event for spectators and the public is invited to attend. Participants are requested to bring one new unwrapped toy. For more information please contact OCRCC PresidentJeff Reed by email at Their website is http://

GOACC announces annual banquet The Greater Orange Area Chamber of Commerce will host its annual banquet meeting beginning at 6 p.m., Dec. 10 at the Sunset Grove Country Club located at 2801 W. Sunset Dr. They will recognize their 2012 Citizen of the Year, Non Profit Community Service Award and Business Community Service Award. Sponsorship Tables are $400 which include a table with eight reserved seats and company logo on table. Individual Reservations are $40 per person. Contact the GOACC for more information. Upcoming chamber member events: Dec. 7- Orange Christmas Parade 6:30 p.m. Dec. 13- Toilet Paper Tea & Open House at Southeast Texas Hospice 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 18- Jerry Hughes Realty 35th Annual Christmas Open House 4-6 p.m.

OC Retired Senior Citizens to meet Dec. 10 The Orange County Retired Senior Citizens will have their yearly Christmas Party at 9:30 a.m. on Dec. 10 at the Salvation Army Building on the corner of Strickland and MLK. All members are urged to attend and bring a guest. Please bring some type of finger food for the noon meal. We will have a special guest to entertain the group. All seniors are welcome to attend. For further information, call 883-6161.

OC Retired Teachers to meet Dec. 10 The Orange County Retired Teachers Association will hold its next meeting at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 10, 2012, at the Wesley United Methodist Church, 401 37th Street in Orange. The Christmas program will be provided by the McDonald Memorial Baptist Church Quartet, under the direction of Pam Nugent. Members are reminded to bring books for the TRTA Children’s Book Project. Members will offer a covered dish luncheon. Check out their website at:

Lutcher Theater Service Guild to host annual Christmas Dinner The Lutcher Theater Service Guild will hold their annual Christmas Dinner on Tuesday, Dec. 11, at the Lutcher Theater third floor lobby beginning at 5:30 p.m.

Red Hot Flashers to meet Dec. 13 The Red Hot Flashers of the Red Hat Society will meet on a different day this month. The Christmas party will be held Dec.


712 Green Ave. Orange, TX 77630 409.886.ARTS December 15 and 18, 2012 (5:00pm - 8:00pm) Holiday Exhibit Celebration - Visitors of all ages are invited to celebrate the Christmas season with musical selections, light refreshments and brief exhibit tours of On the Wing: Birds in Books of Hours, which features Christmas-themed imagery and explores birds as decorations and symbols in illuminated manuscripts. Admission is free with the donation of a non-perishable food item. December 26, 27 and 28, 2012 (9:00am - 3:00pm) Drop-in Art Activities - Visitors of all ages are invited to drop by the Museum for family art activities in the lobby. Docents will assist attendees in creating art inspired by the art on view in the Museum. This program is free of charge and open to the public. On display through January 12, 2013 On the Wing: Birds in Books of Hours - Beautiful birds adorn the pages of medieval illuminated manuscripts and appear as both symbols and decorations. As part of the Museum’s annual Christmas offering, this exhibition features four Books of Hours from the Museum collections. Open Tuesday through Saturday, 9:00am - 5:00pm.


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Saturday, December 15, 2012 (4:00pm and 7:30pm) A Christmas with Shoji Tabuchi - Celebrate the music of the season as well as Shoji favorites, melding the music of Broadway, movies, classical, country, pop, rock and western into a fabric of musical perfection. Tickets are on sale now, ranging from $20–$45. Open Monday through Friday, 8:30am - 4:30pm. Call 409.886.5535 or visit for tickets.

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The Orangefield Cormier Museum will be open from 10 a.m. To 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 15.

The Fraternal Order of Eagles, Aerie 2523 located at 803 N. 28th St. in Orange is offering several free classes, activities and fundraisers. Free scrapbook classes are held at 4 p.m. each Tuesday. The community is invited. Free genealogy classes are offered at 4 p.m. each Wednesday. The 63’ X 39’ hall is available for rent. The hall is suitable for all occasions, with an occupancy of 200. The amenities include a band stand, nice dance floor, tables, chairs, large kitchen, wet bar, pool table, and a large parking lot. A bartender and waitress will be provided as needed. The Fraternal Order of Eagles has an excellent location, one block off MacArthur Drive. For more information on any of the activities or rent the hall contact Sharon Bodin at 409-735-8662 or 409-719-7793.

American Legion Club Room now open The American Legion Club Room, located at 108 Green Ave. in Orange will be open at noon, Monday through Sunday, on a trial basis. The American Legion Post 49 is revised their hours to be serve their members and guest. For this venture to be successful, the American Legion is asking for the support and patronage of the community.

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

League searching for “Community Needs” The Service League of Orange is now accepting requests from non-profit organizations only for application forms to receive financial assistance through their Community Needs Committee. The Service League encourages projects, events and activities that primarily target the good of all of the entire “Orange County” community. To qualify, verification of non-profit status must be submitted with the Service League Needs application by Oct. 1, 2012. Applications can be obtained by calling Mindy McKee at 409-779-8867 or Carolyn Lemons at 409-670-1839 or emailing requests to

Dusty Trails 4-H Pecan Fundraiser

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has our  Dusty Trails  4-H Club selling the famous Durham-Ellis pecans from Comanche Texas. The club will be accepting orders until Oct.12, 2012. These pecans will be available for pickup about two weeks before Thanksgiving. Anyone who places an Order with the Dusty Trails 4-H Club will be picking up their order in Orange or Mauriceville. Dusty Trails 4-H Club will be selling pecans, flavor pecans, specialty nuts and mixes at various prices. Raw pecans are $9 for a one pound bag, $28 for a three pound box and $43 for a five pound box. To place an order call the Dusty Trails 4-H Club, Jessica Mayfield 409-886-5906 or orders can also be taken by any of the club members.

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

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

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“The Train Stopped in Orange” - new book released by former local resident Former Orange resident, Carrie Joiner Woliver, will be holding a reception from 4 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 8, at the Old Orange Café, 914 W. Division, to sign her newly published book, The Train Stopped in Orange. Born and raised in Orange, Ms Woliver returns home with a non-fiction book based on the 1917-18 diaries of her grandparents, Will and Pearl Joiner, who raised their family on Pine Street from the early 1900’s to the late fifties. Their diaries provided a first-hand account of daily life that included many family visits, wartime stories, fishing forays, and buggy rides. Says Pearl in her diary, “In the afternoon we took a long walk, took the buggy to Mama and Papa’s and let them have a nice ride.” Life was simpler then, of course, but not without challenges. Will contracted the infamous Spanish influenza in the winter of 1918, when millions died across the globe. Will survived to continue to provide for his young family. The Joiners lived one block from the Southern Pacific Train Depot in 1917 which was always teeming with activity when the train stopped in Orange – thus the title of the book. Before automobiles, the trains provided transportation between towns. These four precious diaries that Carrie Woliver uncovered in her mother’s effects provided such a treasure trove of history that she knew she had to write this book. In addition to Carrie Joiner Woliver the diary entries and history of her grandparents, Ms. Woliver shares many photos of old Orange and weathered clippings that local residents will enjoy seeing. Plus, she includes her childhood memories of growing up in Orange as part of the narrative. The 1950s, the time of poodle skirts and petticoats, Johnny Mathis and Elvis Presley, play prominently in the book. A graduate of Stark High School in 1959, Ms. Woliver hopes to see many of her classmates who reside in Orange as well as local history buffs at the book signing and reception.


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Enjoy complimentary first-floor tours of The W.H. Stark House, complete with seasonal decorations, a Christmas tree in the foyer with hand made ornaments, live music performances in the Music Room and a cookies and punch reception taking place in the adjacent Carriage House. Children are welcome. Also celebrate the holidays at Shangri La’s Dreaming of a Green Christmas (Dec. 15 @ 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.), Stark Museum of Art’s Holiday Exhibit Celebration (Dec. 15 and 18 @ 5:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.), and Shangri La’s Lighted Evening Christmas Strolls (Dec. 6, 8, 11, 13, 15, 18, 20 and 22 @ 6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.).

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Deaths and Memorials Frank Stamps Formerly of Bridge City

was also a Charter Member of Orange Gun Club and American Indian Heritage. His employment included; a Sheriff in Orange County, pastor game warden in Saltgrass, outside machinist at Livingston Shipyard, and security guard at Houston Repaired Port. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend who will be missed dearly. He was preceded in death by his parents, Samuel and Nellie Anderson, sister, Juanita; brothers, James and Preston . He is survived by his wife, Bobbie Sue (Key) Anderson of Orange; daughters, Brenda Guidroz of Orange, Carolyn Knight of Orange; son, Harold W. Anderson Jr. of Orange; sisters, Judy Wallace and husband, Weldon of Orange, Ursula Spears of New Mexico; brothers, Hershel Anderson of Woodville, Tommy Anderson of Fort Worth, Jerry Anderson of Colorado, Sammy Anderson Jr. of Orange. Also left to cherish his memory are his grandchildren, Stacy McCall, Shaun Morgan, Robert Guidroz, Jeffery Cormier, Amanda Branson and seven great grandchildren.

Frank Stamps, 87, passed away Sunday December 2 at Texoma Medical Center. Graveside services for Frank Charles Stamps will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 6 at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Bridge City, Texas. Frank was born Feb. 11, 1925 in Timpson, Texas to the late Fred and Amy (Stilley) Stamps. He was named after his uncle Frank Stamps, the founder and lead singer of the original gospel singing Stamps Quartet. He joined the US Navy in February 1942 and proudly served in the South Pacific and China while aboard the USS Whitney and USS Guam. He was honorably discharged in 1945. Frank worked as a pumper for Texaco for over 40 years and was actively involved in their union. He moved to Grayson County in 2005 where he enjoyed gardening and woodworking in his retirement. He was a former deacon at the Second Baptist Church and Fellowship Baptist Church, both of Bridge City. He is survived by three daughters, Kathy Waldrip of Midlothian, Susan Meyer and her husband Fred of Sherman, and Janice Renee Stamps Anderson of Sherman; one son, David Earl Stamps of Houston; nine grandchildren; numerous great grandchildren; one great great grandson; one brother, Virgil Stamps and his wife Ann of Houston; two sisters-in-law, Avis Stamps of Timpson and Elizabeth Stamps of Round Rock; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Shirley (Garner) Stamps; and one son, Jack Stamps. The register book can be signed online at

Donna Faye Hudson Orange Donna Faye Hudson, 54, of Orange p a s s e d away Friday, Nov. 30, 2012 at Baptist Hospital in Orange. Funeral services was held Monday, Dec. 3, in the chapel of Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Burial followed at Orange Forest Lawn Cemetery in West Orange. Mrs. Hudson was born July 14, 1958, in Orange to G.A. and Pat (Brown) Hudson. She was a 1976 graduate of LCM high school and worked as a security officer at Delta Downs. She was a very unselfish person who loved her nieces and nephews dearly. She is preceded in death by her parents. Donna is survived by her sisters and brothers-in-law, Kathy and Jim Edgerton of Orange and Karen and John Mardis of Lake Charles; nieces and nephews, Tanner Hodge, Seth Mardis, Taylor Mardis and fiancé, Brian DeWoody and Ashley Seago and husband, Jerrod and great nephew, Fisher Seago.

Harold Wynne Anderson Sr. Orange Harold W y n n e Anderson Sr., 81, of Orange passed away on S u n d ay, Dec. 2, 2012 surrounded by his loving family. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012 at Dorman Funeral Home. Burial followed at Autumn Oaks Memorial Park. Harold was a life long resident of Orange; born on Dec. 13, 1930 to parents Nellie Victoria (Maddox) and Samuel Anderson. He comes from a long line of family members who have settled in the Orange area for over 200 years. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Deweyville. Harold loved the outdoors; going fishing, hunting, and working in his garden. He

Harold W. Calvert Orange Harold W i n f r e d Calvert, 85, was born in Pine Bluff, Ark. on Nov. 25, 1927. He passed peacefully at home

and went to be with the Lord on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012. Funeral services were held Sunday, Dec. 2, in the chapel of Claybar Funeral Home in Orange with the Rev. Damon Bickham, pastor of First Baptist Church in Deweyville, and the Rev. Rob Tibbitts, pastor of Crossroads Baptist Church in Vinton, La., officiating. Burial followed at King Cemetery in Hartburg with Masonic rites provided by Bridge City Lodge #1345 AF&AM. Harold worked hard all his life and loved every minute of it. You could call him a workaholic. He was a brick layer for 60 years and a tile setter for almost 50 years. He built many landmarks in Orange and numerous other cities. His parents were Thomas Matthew Calvert and Mary Virginia (Green) Calvert. He attended First Baptist Church in Deweyville. He was a 32nd Degree Mason and 4 years ago, received his 50 year pin from Bridge City Lodge #1345 AF&AM. He also belonged to the Shriner’s organization in Galveston. Daddy was a people person who loved his family and working. He never met a stranger and could definitely put a smile on your face. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife of 66 years, Annelle Calvert and his brother, Thomas R. Calvert. He is survived by his children and their spouses, Harold Lynn and Dorothy Calvert of LaPorte, Carol and Rex Griffin of Orange, John and Rose Calvert of Vidor, and Tami and Bob Covington of Orange. Also surviving are his grandchildren and their spouses, Jason and Catherine Griffin, Denny Griffin, Casey and Jay Canizaro, Della Calvert, Robert and Kelly Calvert, Ryan Harrison, Rendi Hufford, Cade Covington, Scooter Dodd, Trisha Dodd; great grandchildren, Paysli Hufford, Nicole Griffin, Kristin Griffin, Cameron Canizaro, Carter Canizaro, Kayla Griffin, Justin Carr, Kayla Calvert, Clint Calvert, Kylie Calvert, Wyatt Hartford and sister, Merle Earl. Jason Griffin, Denny Griffin, Ryan Harrison, Richard Calvert, Robert Calvert, J.T. Belcher, Cade Covington and Justin Carr served as pallbearers. The honorary pallbearer was Royce Cole.

Earl Kelley Orange Earl Kelley, 89, of O r a n g e p a s s e d away on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012 at his residence. A funeral service was held Saturday, Dec. 1, at the Dorman Funeral Home. The burial followed at Autumn Oaks Memorial Park. Earl was a native of Knox, Texas; born on July 16, 1923 to parents Estella Ann (Marks) and Odis Lemiel Kelley. He had lived in the Orange area most of his life and had served his country in the Army during World War II. He retired from Boilermaker Union #587 and was a member of Victory Life Church. Earl was a lov-

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ing husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and friend who will be missed dearly by all. He was preceded in death by his parents, Odis and Estella Kelley; Barbara Ella Kelley in 1993, the mother of his seven children, one sister and three brothers. Earl is survived by his wife, Willie Mae Kelley of Orange; children, Laura Ann McClure and husband, Royce of Port Neches, Carolyn Ann Peveto and husband, Donald W. of Orange, Earlene Lawless of Beaumont, Judy Gayle Chandler of Orange, Stephen Earl Kelley and wife, Linda Maudine of Orange, Eloise Jacks and husband, Terry of Orange, Deborah Sue Cacak and husband, Roger of Orange. Also left to cherish his memory are fifteen grandchildren, twenty six great grandchildren and one great great grandchild. Condolences may be sent for the family at

Ann Cunningham Orange Ann Laura Cunningham, 74, of Orange, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012, in Beaumont. Funeral services were held Saturday, Dec. 1, with the Rev. Forest “Bo” Owens officiating. Graveside service and burial followed at Antioch Cemetery in Buna. Ann was born in Buna to Ouida “Granny” and Forest Owens on April 29, 1938. She attended Little Cypress High School where she was a member of the band and basketball team, as well as being the Valedictorian of the senior class of 1956. Ann went on to work at Dupont for many years and later, Memorial Hermann Baptist Orange Hospital. Ann was a member of the Community Church in Orange. She enjoyed singing, crocheting, traveling and spending time with her family. Throughout her life, Ann engaged in various community service initiatives, focusing on improving the lives of at-risk youth by teaching reading and writing, offering a home for a number of children, and volunteering for CASA. Ann is preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, Kenneth “Jackie” Cunningham, and parents Ouida and Forest Owens. Ann is survived by her children Kenneth (Beverly) Cunningham of Cincinnati, Ohio, Melanie (Doyle) Clemmons of League City, Ronnie (Delia) Hock of Brazoria, and Lois (Arthur) Albertus of Grand Prairie; grandchildren Beth, Kenda, Ashley, Greyson, Kristopher, Raquel, Marcia, Patricia, and Tony; 12 greatgrandchildren; brothers Forest “Bo” Owens, Johnny Owens, and Gary Owens; sisters Patricia Hughes and Gayle Arceneaux; and numerous nieces and nephews. Arthur Albertus, Mark Hughes, Paul Hughes, Jason Arceneaux, Kristopher Hock, and Tony Hock served as pallbearers.

Glenda Stracener Sands West Orange Glenda Stracener Sands, 67, of West Orange, went to be with her Lord and Savior Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012 at the Medical Center of Southeast Texas. Funeral services were held


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Aaron Lane Conn Vidor A a r o n Lane Conn, 34, of Vidor, passed away Friday, Nov. 23, 2012 in Vidor. He was born on May 23, 1978 in Beaumont to his parents, Billy Lane Conn Jr. and Cynthia Ann (Rivette) Conn. He was a lifelong resident of Southeast Texas, he owned and operated Precision Auto Enhancements in Beaumont and he attended Turning Point Church in Vidor. He also enjoyed traveling to Colorado to go snowboarding and he was always helpful to others, giving them inspiration. Aaron loved his children and his family and enjoyed sending time with them. Aaron is preceded in death by his father; paternal grandfather, Billy Lane Conn Sr.; his great grandmother, Edith Thompson; his grandfather, Leroy Rivette; his uncle Ronnie Rivette and his wife, Summer Conn. Those who will most cherish his memory are his sons, Tyler Conn, Trenton Conn and Tanner Conn all of Vidor, his mother, Cynthia Conn Johnson of Lumberton; his paternal grandmother, Mary Lee Cargill and husband, Lloyd of Vidor; his maternal grandmother, Shirley Rivette of Beaumont; his brothers, Christopher Clayton Conn and wife, Angie of Vidor and Eric Wayne Conn of Vidor; his uncle, Brian Clayton Conn and fiancée, Glenda Hampshire of Lumberton; his nieces, Nicole Conn, Miranda Conn, Lindsey

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Saturday, Dec. 1, in the chapel of Claybar Funeral Home in Orange with the Rev. Keith Royal, pastor of Winfree Baptist Church, officiating. Graveside services followed at Hopewell Cemetery in DeRidder, Louisiana. Born in DeRidder, La. on Feb. 26, 1945, Glenda was the daughter of James Leon and Willie Rae (Greene) Stracener. She worked for 38 years for the Orange County W.C.I.D. #2 where she was office manager and bookkeeper. She was a long standing member of Winfree Baptist Church. Glenda was an exceptional wife, daughter, mother and homemaker. Her life’s passion was loving and taking care of her family. She was preceded in death by her father, Leon Stracener. Glenda is survived by her husband, James “Jim” Sands; mother, Willie “Bill” Stracener; children, Dana James and Melanie James, all of West Orange, Sandy Sands and his wife, Shannon of Pflugerville, Dusty Sands and his wife, Wendi of McKinney, Brooke Grissom and her husband, Michael of Tomball; eight grandchildren; special niece, Melissa Herman of Bridge City; special great nephew, Hunter Herman of Bridge City. Also surviving are her brothers and sisters, James Stracener of Bryan, Karen Taylor of Roganville, Hercel Stracener of Orangefield, Dianne Winn of West Orange and many nieces and nephews. Johnny Caswell, Richard McDuff, Russell Love, Lewis Long, Jr., Darrell Caswell and Corey Sonnier served as pallbearers. Honorary Pallbearers were be Drew Herman and Michael Porter.

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Conn, Emily Conn, Breyanna Marshall, Makenna Conn and Tisha Hampshire; his nephews, Eric Wayne Conn Jr., Zqachary Marshall, Landyn Nelson, Brenden Conn, Cody Hampshire and Jody Hampshire. Arrangements are under the direction of Dorman Funeral Home in Orange. Condolences may be sent to the family

Summer Conn Vidor Summer Erica Barron Conn, 30, of Vidor passed away Friday, Nov. 23, 2012 in Vidor. Ser vices to remember Summer’s life were held Sunday, Dec. 2, in the Chapel of Dorman Funeral Home in Orange with Father Paul Sumler, pastor of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Vidor, officiating. Summer was born on Aug. 4, 1982 in Galveston, Texas to her parents, Aaron Eugene Barron and Monica Elaine (Savoy) Barron. Summer was a lifelong resident of Southeast Texas, she was a homemaker and previously owned and operated Precision Auto Enhancements in Beaumont. Summer will be remembered as a girl who loved her children, enjoyed spending time with her family, was very caring and giving to others and she will be remembered for her ability to sing. Summer is preceded in death by her brother, Beau Barron; her great grandparents; her maternal grandparents Sgt. John Carol Savoy and Geraldine Ferttita Savoy and her great uncle, Harvey Barron. Those who will most cherish her memory are sons, Tyler Aaron Conn, Trenton Lane Conn and Tanner Clayton Conn, all of Vidor; her parents, Aaron and Monica Barron of Vidor; paternal grandparents, Jack Edwin Barron and Bertha Mae (Fontenot) Barron of Vidor; four sisters, Britney Elaine Savoy of Vidor, Mallory Christian Fox of Beverly Hills, Calif., Lindsay Michelle Stover of Huntington Beach, Calif. and Dani Gilmore Barron of Vidor; her brother, Chad Savoy Maida and wife, Mandy of Vidor. Summer is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, extended family and a host of friends. Condolences may be sent for the family atwww.dormanfuneralhome. com.

Brian Carl Babcock Bridge City Brian Carl Babcock, 56, of Bridge City, passed away Monday, Nov. 26, 2012 at Christus Hospital – St. Mary in Port Arthur following an accident. Services to remember Brian’s life were held Tuesday, Dec. 4, at the Circle Drive Baptist Church, located at 100 Circle Drive, Bridge City,. Brian was born on Aug. 30, 1956 in Freeport, Texas. He was a longtime resident of Southeast Texas, he was a member of Circle Drive Baptist Church in Bridge City and he worked as a welding instructor for the M. Weeks Welding Lab and School in Nederland. Brian enjoyed fishing, ministering to the students that he taught, riding his Yamaha V-Star 1300 and spending time with his family. Brian is preceded in death by his grandmother. Those who will most cherish his memory are his wife, Tracey Babcock of Bridge City; his mother, Georgia Lusich of Orange; his daughters, Danielle Willingham of Bridge City and Jennifer Gibson of Orange; his sons, Marshall Babcock and wife, Delores of Bridge City, David Willingham and wife, Marlee of Port Neches, Derrick Willingham and wife, Charity of Orangefield and Joshua Gibson of Orange; his sister Amy Lakey of Orange; his brother, Gayland Babcock and wife, Carolyn of Orange and eight grandchildren. Brian is also survived by numerous extended family and a host of friends. As Brian wished, cremation was held prior to services. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Dorman Funeral Home in Orange. Condolences may be sent to the family at

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BRIEFS Salem UMC to host Christmas Cantata Salem United Methodist Church will host a Christmas Cantata at 6 p.m on Saturday, Dec. 8 at their church building located at 402 W. John Ave. in Orange. The community is invited to come out and enjoy Christmas and Gospel Music. Refreshments will be served!

Christmas Musical at LC Baptist Church

The the public is invited to attend Little Cypress Baptist Church for a special presentation by the Children’s Choir at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 9 at 10:30 a.m., “The Light Has Come,” a special musical presentation, will be performed during morning worship time. The church is located

BC OF Christmas Parade Toy Drive The Bridge City Orangefield Ministerial Alliance and Chamber of Commerce are seeking all participants of the parade to donate a toy during the “Christmas Parade” on Dec. 8. All participants of the parade are asked to bring a toy and present it to the “Elves” at the Judge’s Station on the parade route. Last year the Ministerial Alliance assisted 556 indigent children with clothing, shoes, or toys. This Christmas the Ministerial Alliance is preparing for a greater number of families in need. Individuals in the community who wish to donate may also drop a toy off at the Ministerial Alliance office on Monday or Wednesday mornings. Donating a toy will bring joy to a child and give hope to the family. Together, we can share the “Spirit of Christmas.” Thank You, for Giving.

St. Mark’s to host Pizza With Santa St. Mark Lutheran Church has heard from the “Jolly Fat Man in the red suit.” Santa said he will be at St. Mark Church, 945 W. Roundbunch on Wednesday, Dec. 19 around 6 p.m.-depends on “how fast ole Rudolph goes.” He is coming to eat pizza and visit with the Orangefield and Bridge City children up to age 12. He will also pose for a picture with each child and hear their wish list. Santa says he really enjoys the children on his night here and can hardly wait.  He has been coming to visit for the past three years. Please come join him!

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First UMC to host MOPS

The local Mothers of Preschoolers group (affectionately known as MOPS) invites you to join them one Tuesday a month 9:30 a.m. to noon September through May in the First United Methodist Church Praise Center located on the corner of 5th and Pine. MOPS is designed to nurture EVERY mother with children from infancy to kindergarten through guest speakers, mentor moments, creative activities, breakfast, discussion time, play groups and more.  Members come from all walks of life, but share one desire---to be great moms!  You don’t have to be a Methodist, just a mom. Free childcare is provided during meetings.  For more information and dates, please contact FUMC Orange at 409-886-7466 or find more information on the web at or www.

St. Paul UMC to sell cookbooks St. Paul United Methodist Church is selling homegrown, local cookbooks. All of the recipes come from members. The cookbook has tried and true recipes. The cost is $20 and all proceeds go to our mission funds. Please call the church 735-5546 or come by from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and pick up a copy.

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First Baptist Church Orangefield 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

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Blood donors help the hungry On Saturday, Dec. 8 and Sunday, Dec. 9, blood donors can make an even bigger difference by helping the hungry. LifeShare Blood Centers will be donating a food item to the Southeast Texas Food Bank for every blood donation LifeShare collected during these days. “Just like blood banks struggle to meet the communities’ needs during the holidays, we know the food banks need support as well. Our blood donors care about their community, that’s why they give. In honor of the donors this weekend, LifeShare is making their donation go a little further by helping the hungry as well,” said Jimmy Sparks, Donor Recruitment Coordinator at LifeShare Blood Centers. The blood supply level often falls during the winter months, presumably because of additional holiday activities and seasonal illnesses. Yet, maintaining a voluntarily donated blood supply is vital for many necessary and life-saving medical procedures. The LifeShare Blood Centers’ Beaumont location is at 4305 Laurel St. and is open 8:00a.m. – noon Saturday, Dec. 8. Blood drives will also take place on Sunday, Dec. 9 at: Wesley United Methodist Church, Beaumont, Texas Central Baptist Church, Port Arthur, Texas First Baptist Church, Jasper, Texas Crestwood Baptist Church, Lumberton, Texas

the extra mile to help her students. Those passing by the school in the mornings, can often see her outside unloading children while helping her students with their homework or to understand their class materials.

Visit or call 800-256-4483 for hours and local blood drives. LifeShare Blood Centers regularly supplies blood components to 117 medical facilities throughout Louisiana, East Texas and South Arkansas. Founded in Shreveport, La. in 1942, it is a nonprofit community service provider governed by a volunteer Board of Trustees. LifeShare is a member of America’s Blood Centers and the American Rare Donor Program, is licensed by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration and accredited by AABB. Southeast Texas Food Bank is a nonprofit organization providing approximately 200,000 meals to people in need each month through its member agencies. The organization serves the counties of Jefferson, Orange, Hardin, Jasper, Newton, Polk, Sabine and Tyler. For more information visit or call 409-839-8777.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Take on Navasota In Texas Quarterfinals Meri Elen Jacobs Mustang Insider For The Record The game that many football critics have been predicting as the game of the year was finalized last Friday night as the Mustangs beat Lorena, 28-0, to move on to the Region 3 final game against the Navasota Rattlers, who beat La Marque, 31-20, in their regional semi-final game. Kick-off will be Friday night at 7 pm at Turner Stadium in Humble. Although it appears that the Mustangs dominated from the opening kick-off, the game against the Lorena Leopards was a battle from the start. While Lorena touted a quarterback who averaged 152 yards on the ground and 142 yards through the air, the Chain Gang defense was only allowing 131 yards per game and only 53 of that on the ground, and had only given up 42 points all season. The Mustang offense, led by quarterback Jimmy Salter, couldn’t hit the end zone in the first quarter. However, sophomore Deionte Thompson set the tone when he picked off Lorena’s Harris Coleman and returned it 73 yards to put the Mustangs on the board with just 7:12 left in the second quarter. Rodikson Cano’s kick was good and WO-S was up, 7-0. The Chain Gang defense was able to keep Lorena out of the end zone and with just 27 seconds left before the half, Salter ran around the left side from just 11 yards out to put the score at 14-0 to end the half. “We really played hard and were mentally ready for Lorena, as we should’ve been,” Head Coach Cornel Thompson said. “They tried to throw in some multiple sets that we hadn’t seen and we had trouble lining up at first but we were able to adjust on the defensive side of the ball.” After the half, the Mustangs kicked off to the Leopards but were able to hold them to three-and-out to give the ball back to the WO-S offense. Salter hit J’Marcus Rhodes on a 51-yard strike across the middle and there was no one to stop him as he cruised across the goal line with less than two minutes ticked off of the clock in the third quarter. The Mustangs hit pay dirt again when senior Quentin Tezeno took the ball from the Wildcat position and broke several tackles before hitting the end zone from 20 yards out with 6:25 left in the game. “We scored 14 in the each half and that was good enough

West Orange-Stark Mustang ‘Chain Gang’ defense.

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Mustang Ar’Tevin McDonald brings down Lorena’s Harris Coleman. Coleman only had 33 carries for 72 yards. RECORD PHOTO: Meri Elen Jacobs

Kaleb Franklin sacks Lorena’s Harris Coleman in the first quarter of the game Friday night. Franklin made two of the five sacks. RECORD PHOTO: Meri Elen Jacobs

Quarterback Jimmy Salter hands off to running back Abear Simien in the Mustangs 28-0 win. Simien had 18 carries for 83 yards. RECORD PHOTO: Meri Elen Jacobs

Deionte Thompson had an outstanding game against the Lorena Leopards, snagging two interceptions, this one that he ran back 73 yards for the score. RECORD PHOTO: Meri Elen Jacobs

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Mustang Chain Gang: Daniel Woodson and Colin Janice hit Harris Coleman and force a fumble that Joe Lynch was able to recover.


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to win it,” Thompson said. “We came to play and that is what the play-offs are about. “ The Chain Gang defense held Lorena’s Coleman to just 72 yards on 33 carries and was picked off three times, twice by Deionte Thompson and once by Rhodes. The Stangs also forced a fumble in the fourth quarter that was recovered by Joe Lynch and Coleman was sacked five times. The Mustangs now face the Navasota Rattlers, who are also 13-0. The Rattlers, who Thompson said compares to Central, are led by senior Kadarius Baker, who has thrown for close to 4,000 yards but doesn’t run the ball much to speak of. His top “goto” guys are seniors Solomon McGhinty and Austin Collins, who both have over 1500 yards receiving and a combined 40 touchdowns. The top rusher, Xavier Creeks, has carried the ball 66 times for 759 yards. “We will need to know where they are at all times,” Thompson said. “This is going to be a great football game that I will enjoy being involved in. It’s going to take 48 minutes to win this game.” Leading the defense, the Rattlers have defensive tackle Jordan Wells and linebacker Jaylyin Minor. Navasota has posted five shut outs, with no one in their district scoring on them, and have only allowed 93 points to be scored on them. “They will make plays,” Thompson said. “But we will make plays, too.” The Mustangs have an opportunity to make history again this year. Only two other teams since the first WO-S football season have won 14 games. “We’ve won 13 straight weeks and here we are looking at 14.” Thompson said. “These guys could make history if we prepare mentally for the game. They (Navasota) are after the same prize that we are.” Tickets for the Friday night game at Turner Stadium will be on sale at the athletic office Thursday, Dec. 6 from 9 to noon and 1 to 3 p.m. and Friday, Dec. 7 - 9 to noon ONLY.

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Ticket prices for Adults are $8 and students are $6. All tickets at the gate are $8. Directions to Turner Stadium in Humble (1700 Wilson Road, Humble, Texas 77338) are as follows: Take I-10 West to Beaumont. Take the College St. Exit (Old Hwy. 90). Make right onto College and follow through Dayton until you get to Beltway 8. Take Beltway 8 to the Wilson Rd. exit and make a right on Wilson. Follow Wilson Rd. to Turner Stadium, which will be on the left. Please join the Mustangs for the Big Blue rally in the main gym Thursday at 6 pm and cheer on the Mustangs as they get ready to beat the Navasota Rattlers.

WEST ORANGE-STARK (13-0) over NAVASOTA (13-0) 7 p.m. Friday at Turner Stadium in Humble— The Mustangs already have nine shutouts this season, which is more wins than many of the teams still in the state playoffs have and are banking heavily on their defense stopping the Rattlers’ potent offensive attack. It will probably come down to the team making the fewest mistakes that moves on to the state semifinal round next week. NEDERLAND (12-1) over GEORGETOWN (13-0) 3 p.m. Saturday at Berry Center in Cypress—The Bulldogs are brimming with confidence after upsetting No. 1 Pearland Dawson in overtime last week and will not be intimidated by another undefeated playoff opponent. NEWTON (12-0) over FRANKLIN (10-2) 7:30 p.m. Friday at Abe Martin Stadium in Lufkin—The Eagles have yet to be tested this season, winning most of their games by two touchdowns or more. This game shouldn’t be another cakewalk, but the Eagles have plenty of ways to defeat an opponent.

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Mustangs hope to avoid lethal bite of Rattlers KAZ’S KORNER JOE KAZMAR FOR THE RECORD

Ever since early September the state’s high school football poll-watchers have seen the Navasota Rattlers and the West Orange-Stark Mustangs slowly ascend in the weekly Class 3A rankings. And now on the first Friday in December both the No. 1-ranked Rattlers and the No. 3 Mustangs boast unblemished 13-0 records and will compete for the Region III championship and a trip to the state Division II semifinals in Class 3A. This action will take place at 7 p.m. Friday at Turner Stadium in Humble with the Mustangs fresh from a 28-0 blanking of Lorena in the regional semifinals at Waller High School while Navasota outlasted La Marque 30-21 at Woodforest Stadium in Shenandoah. And what better way to find out what the Mustangs will have to contend with Friday night than to visit with La Marque’s defensive cornerbacks coach Toby Foreman, who helped work up a game plan for last Friday’s game against Navasota. Foreman played his high school football at West Orange-Stark and later spent several years as an assistant Mustangs football coach and as varsity track coach where his Mustangs won three consecutive state track championships. Actually one of Foreman’s duties last week was to contact Head Coach Cornel Thompson and Lorena’s head coach Ray Biles and try to agree on a site for this week’s regional title game. But instead, Thompson’s dealing last week with Navasota Head Coach Lee Fedora was what counted for the Regional championship game for Friday night. La Marque went into the playoff fame against Navasota ranked in the Class 3A Top Ten with an impressive 11-1 record, suffering its only loss to Coldspring, which they avenged in the second round of the state playoffs. La Marque had defeated West Columbia—the Mustangs’ secondround opponent—in regular district competition. “West Columbia was a pretty good team,” Foreman recalled during our phone conversation Sunday night. “Our score was 0-0 at halftime and then we made some adjustments during the intermission and defeated them quite handily in the second half.” Foreman doesn’t really believe that Navasota is a better team than La Marque, “but they were last Friday night because they took advantage of our many mistakes,” Foreman said. “The Rattlers came into our game with only seven turnovers, and we forced four Friday night.” Last Friday Navasota’s defense kept coming up with big plays and the offense turned them into points. Twice La Marque drove inside the Rattlers’ 10-yard line and came away empty-handed. “We had a long touchdown run nullified by a penalty because we didn’t have enough players on the line of scrimmage,” Foreman added. “Navasota is a very physical team, just like the West Orange-Stark Mustangs,” Foreman pointed out. “They like to make a physical surge very early in the game, hoping to intimidate the opponent. We withstood the punishment and physically beat them up pretty well in the process. “I’ve seen both teams (Navasota and West Orange-Stark) play this season and I believe the Mustangs can beat Na-

vasota if they play their best game of the year on Friday,” Foreman predicted. “Nobody prepares better for an upcoming opponent than the Mustangs.” According to Foreman, he said that his team was so concerned about stopping Navasota’s passing attack that they just ran the ball and really hurt La Marque on the ground. He added that last Friday’s playoff matchup with Navasota was a “very exciting game.” Foreman said that like the Mustangs, the Rattlers have several of their players going both ways. “Navasota has this one good-sized kid who plays some at linebacker and safety on defense and is one of the top wide receivers on offense,” Foreman recalled. He predicted that the winner of the Navasota-Mustangs regional championship game Friday night will probably meet Gilmer at Texas Stadium for the state title. Foreman also added that if he were a betting man, his money would be on the West Orange-Stark Mustangs Friday night. He pointed out that during the 2010 season he coached several of the players who will face Navasota and if they give 112 per cent Friday night, everything should work out fine for the Mustangs. Foreman concluded by quoting one of the best and most respected coaches he’s ever known, “The team that blocks and tackles best will win the football game.” That quote was one of the favorites of former West Orange-Stark head football coach and athletic director Dan R. Hooks. KWICKIES…A special tip of the Korner Kap to the Orange Community Christian football team and its coach Larry “Doobie” Spears for

making it to the TAPPS Division II state semifinals before running in a buzz-saw in the form of undefeated Liftgate Christian of Seguin and losing 57-12 in Bellville Saturday. Spears, a former West OrangeStark Mustang, did a tremendous job considering this was his first season only the second year the Lions have been playing six-man football. And while on the subject, perhaps the biggest surprise of the state playoffs was Nederland’s 22-19 overtime upset victory of previously undefeated Pearland Dawson, which was the state’s No. 1 team in Class 4A. However, the gritty Bulldogs (12-1) have another huge challenge when they meet Georgetown (13-0) Saturday in the Region III Division I Class 4A state quarterfinals in Cypress. Nine members of the Big 12 Conference were awarded bowl bids Sunday with the Oklahoma Sooners meeting the Texas Aggies, who defected from the Big 12 to the Southeastern Conference early this year, in the Cotton Bowl at Jerry Jones’ Palace in Arlington Jan. 4, 2013. The SEC has 10 teams that received bowl bids Sunday. And in the case of a bird in the hand is better than two in the bush, Louisiana Tech (9-3) turned down a bid to the Independence Bowl in Shreveport for a more lucrative offer and as a result are going nowhere in the postseason while Georgia Tech (67) was invited to play Southern Cal (7-5) in the Sun Bowl at El Paso New Year’s Eve. Notre Dame and Alabama remained the top two teams in this week’s Associated Press Top 25 College Football Poll while No. 3 Ohio State, No. 4 Florida and No. 5 Oregon each moved up one spot, Georgia slipped from third to No. 6 while No. 7 Kansas State, No. 8 Stanford, No. 9 LSU and

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No. 10 Texas A&M were unchanged. Newcomers to this week’s poll were Louisville at No. 22 and San Jose State at No. 24. JUST BETWEEN US…The Houston Texas (11-1) nailed down an NFL playoff berth Sunday with their 24-10 win over the Tennessee Titans. But instead of celebrating with champagne, T-shirts and championship caps like the New England Patriots (9-3) did after clinching the AFC East Division (their NFL-best ninth division crown since the Texans joined the NFL in 2002)) with their 23-16 win over Miami Sunday, the Texans let the excitement subside quickly realizing they have much more work to accomplish—like beating the Patriots before a national audience on ESPN Monday night and having an inside shot at the home field throughout the entire playoffs. But it will be a major task because New England hasn’t lost at home in December since 2009, having won 20 straight games at Gillette Stadium.

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“Don’t go patting yourself on the back too fast,” admonished my client in the rear of the boat as one of his partners flipped another keeper trout over the side.“These little lures are idiot proof!” While the comment was intended to be mildly derisive and was taken just that way with only a hint of a knowing smile, it was both a fair and generic description of the 3-inch Swim Bait……not the fisherman on the other end of the rod. That term is most often reserved for the lipless crankbait as it is the one lure that will catch fish in spite of the angler’s lack of expertise. The Swim bait has become to trout fishing what the RatL-Trap is to bass fishing. Not surprisingly, both lures work well in either venue as they are both chunk and wind lures designed to mimic bait fish. More importantly, however, they will both catch fish simply by doing just that….chunk-

from soft plastic and comes with the weighted hook imbedded inside the body. Other than melting down the lead once the body finally gives way

as I consider it to be a good thing when the fish are tearing up my baits! Aside from the fact that the Swim bait looks so lifelike, it is the vibration produced by the small paddle tail that is the calling card for fish on the

This schooling red was fun, but much too large!

to the sharp teeth of not only trout, but redfish and flounder as well, the only down side is that there is nothing left to save or replace. That is the least of my problems, however,

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It is always the intent of any fisherman to do battle with a mighty fish, a giant of epic proportions that will live forever in memories for years to come. For most folks who do not regularly inhabit offshore waters your choices of really big fish to catch are rather small. The occasional redfish of 35 to 40 inches are often the biggest boys in the neighborhood next to alligator gar or maybe a big catfish. You can add a pair of names to the list of heavyweights that routinely make a name for themselves during this time of year, black drum and stripers. While the dedicated legions of big trout anglers are waist deep on a shallow flat somewhere out there a few folks are taking advantage of another bite that offers up a real opportunity to tangle with a monster. The jetty systems that line the channels become a highway for some very under rated and over sized fish as big black drum congregate in the deep holes there that have eroded over time. The classic set up for folks who would rather stay warm and dry while chase their trophy. Under normal everyday conditions black drum inhabit surrounding waters in respectable numbers most of the year. Generally the drum that are found on the north end of Sabine Lake and in the Sabine River are usually anywhere from 12 to 20 inches long. During the winter is when the big fish show up. While fishing the Sabine River and Intracoastal canal in January and February I have had at least a dozen of these big black drum over 40 pounds in the past caught by clients fishing live shad or cracked crab. Let me say this, “A drum that size is a real deal workout any way you look at it”. For nearly every person who catches one that size it’s the biggest fish they have ever caught on a rod and reel, a great accomplishment no matter how you slice it and a proud day for a guide when they can put people on their personal best fish. The really big fish are normally found closer to the jetties, along the ship channel, and out in the gulf. On a run out to the lake recently I stopped to watch a fisherman do battle with one of these huge fish. Slow powerful runs kept the rod bent nearly in two as the great fish worked the drag system over for more than 20 minutes. My clients and I were amused by the fight and gave out encourag-

ing words and congratulations as the fish finally was brought to the boat. Perhaps the best description of what happens when you hook one of these giants is to compare them to hooking a runaway fork truck, they won’t outrun you but you just can’t stop them either when they decide to pull. Big black drum can be caught on a variety of baits, shad, mullet, or shrimp are good options but the best bet for these huge fish is crab. Big black drum are suckers for a piece of crab fished on or near the bottom. Popular rigging for this method consists of hooking a 1/4 of a whole crab onto a 3/0 or 4/0 live bait hook that is tied to a 1/2 ounce weighted Carolina rig with 18 to 24 inches of leader. Some fishermen really beef up their tackle by using 20 to 25 pound test monofilament and big heavy rods, use your own discretion and just remember what they say about chasing a bear with a switch. Hooking up and landing a fish in the 40 to 50 pound class is real treat for any fisherman, especially those of the inshore ranks. Big fish like these don’t come around often so take advantage of the opportunity. Now the other member of this 1-2 punch is another hard pulling specimen that receives little pressure due the places where they normally reside. Striped bass are a welcome diversion for local fishermen during the winter and early spring. Many anglers only find these brutes on accident as they probe the river for redfish. It wasn’t until the last 5 years or so that we really got to pattern these fish and become proficient at catching them. Most of the ones we caught were strictly by accident while chunking crankbaits along the

shorelines and at the mouths of the marsh drains while targeting redfish. The toughest ones by far to catch are the ones that suspend in the main river, any fish suspended is a tough target and these are just exactly that. By relying on good electronics anglers can position themselves and make a proper presentation by casting up current and allowing their bait to fall into the face of the fish. Another great option is to fish with a heavier jig or swim bait and fish vertically or slowly trolling over these suspended fish, freshwater anglers refer to the technique as “strolling”. The tried and true method of fishing live bait scores some big fish as well, live mullet, shad, or crawfish are tops on the list for options. All the techniques mentioned are great ways to catch stripers but there is no more exciting way to catch one than on a topwater plug. Occasionally the stripers will school up and break the surface making them ideal targets for a surface plug. The strikes are violent and are often by some really huge fish. Dickie Colburn and I found the stripers mixed in with speckled trout one day under the birds in the Sabine River of all places. All the trout were good fish but the stripers stole the show as they routinely ran off with line and gave a great fight. These fish love low light conditions so the overcast crummy days play right into their strength as they prowl around looking to ambush their next meal. I have spent some great days in less than desirable conditions with a smile on my face as these fish continued to crush my lure. For this time of the year there are few fish I would rather chase and still fewer who fight as well as the stripers do. The striper and the black drum are not high on the “flashy” or “sexy” list but they rarely fail to impress those who

depth that is most productive and reel it just fast enough to keep it in that zone…the tail will do the rest. I have had days when the four inch version outperformed the three inch bait and carry a bucket full of them for that very reason, but the smaller bait gets most of the playing time on my boat. I also carry four or five different color patterns, but clear mylar/black back and any pattern that includes chartreuse is hard to beat here on Sabine. My next door neighbor carries the bunker shad around in his pocket so there are obviously a lot of colors that work equally well. I have tried virtually every Swim Shad on the market and caught fish with most of them, but now fish only the H & H Usual Suspect for several reasons. I find it a little more durable than the others yet supple enough to retain its shape even after being stuffed in a plastic tray, it tracks well on both braid and monofilament line and the color patterns are incredibly realistic.

catch them. The sheer size of these fish and the strength with which they pull can be a real eye opener, especially if you are one of those who dismiss these fish as inferior or not worthy of your time. I, along with a whole host of other anglers will be glad to tell you how much fun and challenging these fish are to catch. They are a tremendous option and alternative to fish you target everyday and can certainly provide you with plenty of excitement. In the coming weeks if you are looking for a challenge of different kind do yourself a favor and check out the winter 1-2 punch of black drum and striped bass, they just may surprise you.

I knew the Usual Suspect would be a winner when another well respected lure manufacturer told me that he wasn’t going to go in that direction as H & H was coming out with a Swim Bait and there was no doubt that it would be done right. We are talking about that same H & H Company that has sold thousands of pounds of the popular Sparkle Beetle and Cocahoe Minnow to Sabine and Calcasieu anglers alone over the years. Aside from Gulp, I am starting to even hate that word, there is no one lure that will catch fish under any conditions all of the time and every angler has his or her own favorite technique, lure and color. In order to give yourself the best shot at success you have to understand the habits of your prey and be diverse in your approach. Take the time to learn how and when to fish tails, topwaters, Suspending lures and Swim baits and while you will obviously spend more money, you will also catch more fish more of the time! The Usual Suspect, or any


Swim bait for that matter, is not the end all be all, but it deserves a spot in your fishing arsenal. Don’t take it personally, but there aren’t many “idiot proof” lures out there! We had a very good week this past week, but the bite was not particularly user friendly. The birds were still working over a few shrimp in the river and the ICW, but we caught our better trout and redfish fishing deep or in the open lake. A roach or east Beast TTF Trout Killer, pumpkin/chartreuse Assassin DieDapper and the Swim Bait produced most of our fish. We did find the redfish schooling on two occasions, but for the most part they were way too big to keep! The flounder bite on the ship channel is finally winding down, but not completely over. The prime spots are taking a beating with lots of folks still looking to squeeze in one more good trip, but the ones arriving first are catching limits of fish up to six pounds.




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The W.H. Stark House celebrates with Holiday Open House

See the decorations at The W.H. Stark House during the annual Holiday Open House.

The public is invited to The W.H. Stark House’s Holiday Open House to take place on two evenings - Saturday, Dec. 15 and Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012, from 5 to 8 p.m. This event is free to the public and children of all ages, accompanied by an adult are welcome. Entrance for the Holiday Open House is through The W.H. Stark Carriage House at 610 West Main Avenue, Orange, Texas. Nonperishable food items are being accepted as donations to local charities. Join us for two evenings of live music and complimentary

first-floor tours of holiday decorations, along with cookies and punch reception served in the adjacent Carriage House, which serves as the entrance for this event. Seasonal dĂŠcor on the first-floor will include one-of-a-kind, handmade ornaments on a Christmas tree in the Foyer and seasonal boughs and berries on all first-floor mantels and throughout the rooms. See a beautiful Christmas dinner table-setting using the Stark family china, crystal and silver in the Dining Room during the complimentary first-floor tours.

In the Music Room, holiday selections will be played throughout both nights. Ellen Rienstra will play on an original violin that belonged to Henry Jacob (H.J.) Lutcher Stark during his childhood. She will be accompanied by Ed Wilson on the 1910 Steinway Grand Piano and Jennifer Howland on flute. “The W.H. Stark House invites everyone to enjoy the holiday season with a visit to the Holiday Open House which will be held on two different occasions this year, Saturday, Dec. 15, from 5 to 8 p.m.

and again on Tuesday, Dec. 18, from 5 to 8 p.m. This season marks the return of the newly conserved Dining Room chairs to the Dining Room, where visitors will enjoy seeing the dinner table setting recreated for a Stark Family Christmas. This event is our tenth year of hosting the Holiday Open House, which has become a tradition in Orange community. It is a wonderful time to visit with family and friends and to enjoy the holiday season,� says Patsy Herrington, Director of The W.H. Stark House. In coordination with the Holiday Open House, Stark Museum of Art will host their annual Holiday Exhibit Celebration on Dec. 15 and 18, 2012, from 5 to 8 p.m. Located at 610 Main Avenue

in Orange, Texas, The W.H. Stark House is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday from 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.,

with last tour at 3:30 p.m. For more information, call 409883-0871 or visit

Herschel Ray Oliver June 1950 - December 2011 One year ago this month, you made your last deployment out to sea. Ray, Dad, Paw Paw we love and miss you. You will always be in our hearts froever. God blessed us with your time on Earth. Our hearts are heavy but you are resting with God and not sick anymore. Until we again, we love and miss you. ~ Deb, Bryan, Kim, Selena, Aaron and family ~

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Golden Triangle Family Care Center Dr. Penning and Dr. Satir are pleased to announce the addition of

KELLY BOCK, RN, FNP, effective Nov. 19, 2012.

Dr. Chris Penning; Kelly Bock, RN, MSN, FNP-C; and Dr. Servet Satir

Mrs. Bock has an extensive back ground in Women’s Health and Family/Pediatric Medicine. Mrs. Bock will see patients of all ages; perform well exams, routine physicals, laboratory evaluations, excision of minor lesions & patient education for chronic illness.


Please call 409-735-7305 to schedule your appointment

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Happy 11th Birthday, Michelle !

Michelle Hagan Brown celebrated her 11th birthday on Nov. 10 with her family, relatives and friends in their new home. The theme of her party was “Horses.” Michelle’s parents are Charlie and Rebecca Brown of

Crawford, Texas. She has one sister, Hannah. Her grandparents are Richard and Deborah Cuneo of Bridge City, Texas and John and Janie Brown of Valley Mills, Texas. Her greatgrandparents are Hildegarde Cuneo of Baytown, Texas,

Lavinnia Willis of Gatesville, Texas, and Lela Collins of McGregor, Texas. Michelle has numerous aunts, uncles and cousins in Texas, Colorado, and California. Happy Birthday from Grampa and Grandma Debbie !

Happy Birthday, Granny Peanut!

The family of Eula Mae Smith Leleux celebrates her 90th birthday this Saturday, Dec. 8, with a party in her honor at Starks VFW. Granny Peanut has five children, Lucy Hanks and Alvin Leleux of Starks, Bonnie Richard of Arvada, Colo., Joy Boudreaux of Port Arthur, and Mary Crochet of Groves; 17 grandchildren; 38 great grandchildren and 18 great-great grandchildren. We love you, Granny Peanut!

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

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Hair dressers, massage therapist & nail technicians. Room or booth rental – $75 per week. Have walk-ins, but clientele helpful.

Call Christine at 779-6580 EMPLOYMENT THE RAPE AND CRISIS CENTER is in need of Volunteer Advocates to offer intervention on our 24 hour hotline, and in direct services to sexual assault survivors. Training is provided and certified through the office of the Attorney General. If you are interested please call the Crisis Center ar (409) 8326530 to set up an interview. Thank You, Make A difference, become a volunteer! APPLIANCES USED APPLIANCES, starting at $99.95 & up, Harry’s Appliances, 302 10th. St. (10th. & main), Orange, We buy used appliances, 8864111. WHIRLPOOL DOUBLE DOOR refrigerator, water and ice in door, $225; portable meat toaster grill, $30, (409) 499-2128 or 745-2154. FURNITURE NEW VINEYARD BEDROOM SET,complete queen bed set, dresser w/ mirror, night stand, solid wood, $1,000; horse pulled old avery planter, @150, (409) 474-1789 or 792-0203. COUCH AND RECLINER, good cond., $250, (409) 7355082.


• Dirt / Shell Spreading • Bushhogging • Garden Tilling • New home pads Prepared • Sewer / Water / Electrical Lines Dug Home 735-8315 Cell 670-2040

MISCELLANEOUS TV CABINET W/GLASS DOORS, $50; computer deski w/ shelves, $70; complete full size bed, $80, (409) 7452003.

Mammoth Tooth Handle Case Muskrat, $399.50; Antique Stockman, $62.95. These are just a few of many. We even have Skinners for deer hunters, give us a call before they’re all gone! For more info call (409) 735-6970. (12/19) PEARL DRUM SET w/ cymbals, like new, $900; delux massage table in case, like new, $125, (409) 221-8827 or 719-6042.. (12/12) SERVICE ANGIES CARDINAL CLEANING House cleaning, offices. apartments, clean outs, pressure washing houses and driveways, references, bonded, scheduled cleaning or one tie, holiday gift cards available, (409) 553-3105.

‘07 MORGAN STORAGE BUILD. for sale, 10’x10’, paid $1,700 will sell for $700 cash, (409) 225-4446.

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

BOAT TRAILER, $60; Gun cabinet, $30, (409) 499-2128 or 745-2154.

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

POWER KING TRACTOR w/ belly mower, Fordson tractor w/ front blade and back hoe, both run, (409) 735-6159.

RESCUE DOGS, spayed & neutered, needing good homes. Pet food donations welcome. (409) 746-9502.

KINDEL FIRE TABLET, like new, $250, (409) 201-2873.

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

CASE KNIVES AT DISCOUNTED prices, two popular items: Genuine


Field Workers Crawfish Farmers

5 temp positions; 10 months; job to begin 2/1/13 through 12/1/2013; Duties: assisting with planting and harvesting corn and soybean and nursery plants including tractor driving, hand planting of container plants, land pulling of weeds, trimming trees and plants, fertilizing, mowing and irrigating. Must be able to lift heavy containers and seed bags and walk through fields pulling weeds and using a hoe. $9.30 per hour; 40 hrs a week, OT may vary but not guaranteed, 3 months experience in job offered required. All work tools provided. Housing and transportation provided to workers who can not reasonably return to their permanent residence at the end of the work day; Transportation and subsistence expenses to the worksite will be provided by the employer upon completion of 50% of the work contract, or earlier, if appropriate; ¾ hours guaranteed in a work day during contract. Employment offered by Boone Farms located in LeCompte, LA and Broussard’s Nursery located in Forest Hill, LA. Qualified applicants may fax Frank Hebert at 318-776-5610 or apply during normal business hours. Applicants may apply for this position at their nearest SWA office located at 304 Pearl St., Beaumont, TX 77701.

8 temp positions; 4 ½ months; job to begin 2/1/13 and end on 6/15/13; Duties: to operate boats in the ponds during the crawfish harvesting season and to assist with the preparation of the crop for distribution. $9.30 per hour; 35 hrs per week; OT varies; 2 months experience in Crawfish Farming. All work tools provided. Housing and transportation provided to workers who can not reasonably return to their permanent residence at the end of the work day; Transportation and subsistence expenses to the worksite will be provided by the employer upon completion of 50% of the work contract, or earlier, if appropriate; ¾ hours guaranteed in a work day during contract. Employment offered by Kent Soileau Farms, Inc. located in Bunkie, LA. Qualified applicants may call employer for interview (337) 945-9120 during normal business hours. Applicants may apply for this position at their nearest SWA office located at 304 Pearl St., Beaumont, TX 77701.

HOLIDAY SPECIAL *DECEMBER RENT IS FREE* THE VILLAGE APARTMENTS has 1 & 2 bedrm. apartments available, move in with deposit and application fee only!! Water / sewer and trash included on most units. Our 2 bedroom has washer and dryer connections and a carport. Excellent school district. All apartments available now are downstairs! Monthly rent starts at $575 - $725, Pet Friendly! Stop by our office and take a look! Our office is located at 245 Tenny St., or call (409) 735-7696 or 504-9952. MAGNOLIA TRACE APTS., 865 Center, Bridge City, locally owned and maintained, Special for the month of December, Upstairs - $550 - downstairs $650, 2/1 with laundry room in apt. we are a in quiet neighborhood, but walking distance to major grocery store, Pharmacy, restaurants, only 15 Minutes from Port Arthur. We take pride in our complex, $400 dep., Call(409) 886-1737, leave message. NICE BC 1 BEDROOM, small, very clean, in nice neighborhood. Cathedral ceilings w/ track lighting & Ceiling fan, all S.S. appliances, granite counter tops, self cleaning oven, dish washer. Bathroom has linen closet and built-in vanity, all ceramic tile floors. Living area downstairs, black spiral staircase leads to loft bedroom, new CA/H, nice patio & yard, concrete parking, yard maintenance included, No Pets, $500 monthly + $300 dep. + elec. & water, call for an appointment @ (409) 735-6277 or 626-1968. (ss) 1 BEDROOM DUPLEX APT., in BC, 480 Blueberry, CA/H, 1 car Garage, some appliances, $650 monthly + $400 dep., will except bi-monthly payments, (409) 963-5594. COMMERCIAL 5 OFFICES with small warehouse for rent, $1,100 monthly, would consider renting separately, call (409) 735-6970 for more information. (11/14) 30X30’ COMMERCIAL BUILD. 280 E. Roundbunch Rd., BC, $450 monthly (409) 738-2919. 1,500 SQ. FT. BUILD FOR RENT, Hwy 1442 by Hwy

Call 735-5305 • Penny Record Office: 333 West Roundbunch, Bridge City • County Record Office: 320 Henrietta, Orange Note: Offices Closed On Wednesday

105, $800 monthly, (409) 7355232. (11/14) HOME RENTALS EXTRA NICE BRICK 3/2 home, Lg. living room, CA/H, Lg. yard, near fishing, carpet and ceramic tile, quiet neighborhood, only $850 monthly w/ $800 dep., (409) 735-2030. BRICK 3/2/2 IN BRIDGE CITY, beautiful custom kitchen w/ all new black appliances, 2 living areas, all updated, on 1 acre, practically fenced, available 11/19, $1,100 monthly + $900 dep., 2430 Granger, call (409) 553-3332 for appointment to see. 3/2 NEAR SCHOOLS, Lg. back yard, CA/H, $850 monthly w/ $800 dep., (409) 735-2030. 3/1 IN BRIDGE CITY, 265 Kibbe Ave., all built-in appliances including washer & dryer, fenced yard, outdoor kitchen & patio, $1,100 monthly + dep., (409) 7358257. 3/2/2 BRICK tile throughout, Granite, fenced yard, BCISD, $1,200 monthly w/ $1,000 dep., (409) 735-2030. BEAUTIFUL 3/2/2 BRICK home, 2 living areas, all updated appliances, Lg. fenced yard, 2430 Granger Dr., BC, $1,000 monthly + $900 dep., available 11/19, call for appointment at (409) 553-3332.

Apt. in Orange

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

1 BEDROOM LOG CABINS in Mauriceville, real cute and in the country, $550 monthly + dep., (409) 735-2030. 3/2/2 IN BCISD, fenced in back yard, $1,450 monthly + $1,450 dep., (409) 474-2259. LCM FOR RENT. Mickler Drive. 2 bd/2 ba/1 car garage. $600/month, $400 dep. Call 738-5177. MOBILE HOME RENTALS BC AREA , as little as $30 daily for rooms, M.H.’s by day or week, starting at $30 a day or weekly, 735-8801 or 7347771. (cctfn) 2/1 AND 3/1 AND 3/2 IN OFISD, 1 block from schools, Large lot, W./D hookups, No Pets, $400 and $550 and $650 monthly + dep., (409) 720-8699 or 735-6701. (12/19) 3/2 M.H. IN BC, in Shady Estates, CA/H, laundry room, stove & refrig., appliances, clean inside and out, excellent cond., $725 monthly (includes water and garbage) + (1st. & last), References Req., (409) 474-1518 or 4742252. 3/2 IN BCISD, 2 porches, 8’x12’ shed, 42’x40’ CP w/ extra slab for outside furniture, $900 monthly + $900 dep., (409) 474-2259. 2 & 3 BD MOBILE HOMES in West Orange. Deposit req. No pets. Call 883-9188 or 338-0651. HOME SALES 3/2 PORT ARTHUR HOME, 2,200 sq. ft., formal living & dining rooms, utility rm., kitchen has 10’ breakfast bar, bonus room off kitchen, lots of storage, security system, home sits on a 100’ x 300’ lot, fenced back yard, No Owner Finance, $75,000, call (409) 720-9463 for more info. BRIDGE CITY 4/2/2, 165 E. Darby, 1653 sq. ft., .43 acre, $139,000, will consider owner financing w/ adequate down, remodel in progress with a goal of mid-September. (409) 313-6005.

BRIDGE CITY 3/2/2, 3 1/2 years old, 2132 sq. ft., sbo, beautiful open concept w/ archways, trayed ceilings, granite, crown molding, lots of storage, personalized wooden & Bamboo blinds, dead end curbed and guttered street. Call to see @ (409) 9888667. 3/1/2CP IN WEST ORANGE, 2729 Dowling St., 1 block from school, Lg. kitchen, Lg utility room, porch off back, sunroom, 12’ x 16’ work shop building in rear, $63,900, (409) 738-2412. (12/05) NICE BRICK ORANGE HOME on corner lot, 3/2/2, 2404 Post Oak Lane, LCMISD, garden room overlooking back yard, family room (17’x19’), 2 walk-ins in master bdrm., shower and jetted tub in master bath, open concept kitchen and breakfast room, fireplace, tile/laminated and carpeted floors, fenced back yard, 2 cooling systems, $230,000. For more info call Edee @ (409) 670-9272. ORANGE 4/1/CP BY OWNER, fenced back yard, 3756 Kenwood, (409) 779-9119. (11/14) LAND & LOTS SELLER FINANCE. LCMISD, 2 to 4 acre tracts water and sewer can be financed with land, culvert drive and dirt pad, livestock and mobiles OK, Owner Financing, COUNTRYLAND PROPERTIES, LLC, (409) 745-1115. QUAIL TRAILS OFISD, cleared 2.5 acres with culvert, drive, and dirt pad site, livestock and mobiles OK, guaranteed owner financing, COUNTRYLAND PROPERTIES, LLC, (409) 745-1115. 2 CEMETERY PLOTS, in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Garden of the last supper, reg. $4,000 for both, will sell together for $3k, (409) 9263956. (10/30)

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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. ADVOCATES FOR CHILDREN, Inc. “A CASA Program” is accepting volunteer applications at this time. You can apply by calling 1-877586-6548 [toll free] or going on-line to [there is an application at this website]. 30 hours of training is required. Record numbers of children are being abused. Your volunteer help is needed! The program serves Orange, Hardin, Jasper, Newton, Tyler and Sabine counties.

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GOLDEN TRIANGLE TOUGHLOVE is a self help parents support group for parents of children displaying unacceptable behavior. Meets every Tues. at 7 pm. at Immaculate Conception education building, 4100 Lincoln (corner of Lincoln & Washington) in Groves. For more information call 9620480.


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

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




Theme: Outer Space

Solution for last week’s puzzle

Classifieds cont. AUTOS

‘05 CHEVY IMPALA LS, all power, leather seats, rear scoop, 77K miles, $8,300; Ford Tonneou cover for ‘97 to ‘03, $95, (409) 745-2003 ‘93 LINCOLN TOWN CAR,executive series, cold A/C and all works,$1,800, (409) 745-2154 or 499-2128 & leave message.


‘08 CB-250 HONDA Night Hawk, like new, (409) 735-8773. ‘T R U C K S & VA N S ‘06 CHEVY SILVERADO

crew cab, garage kept, like new only 48K miles,, loaded with power including keyless entry, bed liner, new tires, Husband passed on, must sell at $15,500, (409) 988-4829. ‘11 FORD F-150 LARIOT, loaded, very few miles, clean, (409) 886-1896. ‘95 FORD F350, one ton dually. 7.3 liter diesel, new tires. $3,500. Call 779-9444.


SHINE Allow your light to shine unto the lives of our patients and their families by becoming a Hospice Volunteer! To inquire about our "Shiners" Youth Volunteer program (ages 12-17), or our Adult Volunteer Program. Please contact our Volunteer Coordinator at 832-4582. Hospice of Texas, 2900 North Street suite 100, Beaumont, Texas 77702.

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

GARAGE SALES WED. AND THURS., 4247 DEVIN ST., OF, (GPS may read Orange address) off Hwy 1442 in Oak Manor, 7 till ? Name brand women’s clothes, lots more of everything! WED. THRU FRI., 4118 BOB HALL RD., ORG., Yard Sale 8 till 2. A little bit of everything! WED. AND SAT., 12633 IH-10, go west on IH-10 or N. on Hwy 1442 from BC and follow signs, 8 till 2. Light fixtures, ceiling fans, table and chairs, Christmas decor, ironing table, lots of household items, lots of size 8 to 2X clothes, como, TV, phones, comforters, electric blanket, saddles, low boy, jewelry, (409) 745-1256. FRI. & SAT., 821 SUNNYSIDE, BC, off W. Roundbunch rd., 8 till 3. Beautiful dining table w/ 6 chairs, china cabinet, bedroom furniture, Numbers bed, sofa, tables, lift chair, kitchenware, Christmas, lamps, 100’s of books, misc.. SAT., 5718 PAT DR., BC/OF, off Norman Cir. from Hwy 105 between Hwys 87 & 62, 7 till ? Baby items and clothes, adult and teen clothes, washing machine, Christmas decor, Lots More! SAT., 4961 WARREN, OF, from BC on Hwy 1442 take a R. (East) on Bessie Hts. Rd. to Holly on R. (about 1 mile) to Warren, (GPS may read Orange address) 8 till 2. Power tools, Christmas items, men’s med. size dress shirts, kitchen items, paper back books, Nomex suits, misc. SAT. AND SUN. AND AGAIN ON WED. DEC. 12, Behind Dollar General, on Texas Ave. in Bridge City. Huge Multi Family Garage Sale! 8 till ? Washer and Dryer, Lots of Tools, Clothes for All, Good Christmas Items, Toddler Toys for Yard, Grandfather Clock, Tiara Glass Ware, Kitchen Table, Round Coffee Table. Lots of good stuff. Too much to list. Don’t miss this one. SAT., 12 CIRCLE G, ROSELAWN ADDITION. 8am-2pm. NO EARLY BIRDS! EVERYTHING MUST GO! Household goods, home deco, Christmas/seasonal, bedding, furniture, crafts, fabric, sewing machine in cabinet, crocheted dollies, TVs, misc. and much more. FRI.- SAT.- SUN., 2801 23RD STREET, ORANGE,TX. Friday 1:00-5:00, Saturday 8:00-5:00, Sunday 12:00-5:00. Antiques,Milk glass, fine embroidered linens, jewelry and jewelry making supplies, original oil paintings,sewing and craft supplies,kitchen items, vintage toys, tools, holiday decor. ALL SALES CASH ONLY.

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


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1. Raised on a farm, pl. 6. Former refrigerant 9. Red ____ 13. Dickens’ _____ Heep 14. Uncle Sam wanted this 15. Needed for service 16. Laundromat setting 17. Interest rate 18. _____ order of classical architecture 19. *Famous cosmonaut 21. *Space filler 23. Jack-in-the-Box restraint 24. Watered down 25. Columbus Day mo. 28. Drop a line 30. More hokey 35. *Moon of Saturn 37. “Frat Pack” member 39. Burn slightly 40. Charlie “____” Parker 41. Wall painting 43. First stop on the way to riches? 44. A picture within a picture 46. Phoenix neighbor 47. Sheepshank or bowline, e.g. 48. Tapeworm 50. Solemn promise 52. Lt.’s subordinate 53. Irk 55. Trigonometry abbr. 57. *Atlantis’ deposit 60. *It was recently retired 64. Iraqi money 65. Make lacework by knotting 67. Traffic stopper 68. Greet the day 69. “___, the Beloved Country” 70. Serengeti grazer 71. “All ___ are off!” 72. Witch’s work 73. Clans or tribes

1. Town 2. Diva’s solo 3. *Saturn’s environs, sing. 4. Like sound of pinched nose 5. Mohammed’s descendant 6. Greenish blue 7. Dandy 8. Grading arch 9. Holier than who? 10. Hokkaido native 11. It often precedes “proper” 12. And so on 15. Pervertedly insane ones 20. “Kick the bucket,” e.g. 22. Ooh and ___ 24. Of which 25. *Outer space path 26. *Third country to independently send person to space 27. To the point 29. Swim, swam, ____ 31. *USS Enterprise Captain 32. Absurd 33. Prod or incite 34. He _____ in peace 36. Port in Yemen 38. *Rover launcher 42. Gate holder 45. Sound quality 49. Be indisposed 51. Of Lords and of Commons 54. Bring back 56. Turning token taker 57. Add to payroll 58. U in “Law & Order: SVU” 59. Low pitch 60. “Mr. Roboto” band 61. Links hazard 62. Fast time 63. Means justifiers 64. Pat 66. ___ you sure?


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