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Election season just around the corner David Ball
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The primary elections in March will be here before one knows it. The Texas Sec. of State web site and the Orange Co. Elections Adm. office provide some helpful info for voters. The last day to register to vote for the March 4 Primary Election is Monday, Feb. 3. Early voting for the March 4
Lousiana man arrested for Orange bank robbery From Staff Report For The Record
A 50 year old Cameron, La., man has been sentenced to federal prison for bank robbery in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales. Allen Keith Miller pleaded guilty on Aug. 28, 2013 to bank robbery and was sentenced to 57 months in federal prison on Jan. 24, 2014 by U.S. District Judge Marcia Crone. According to information presented in court, on June 25, 2013, Miller entered the Capital One Bank branch office located on 16th Street in Orange, Texas, wearing a blonde wig, baseball cap, longsleeve shirt, tan pants and a black knee brace. Miller approached a bank teller and presented a handwritten note advising that the bank was being robbed. Miller also advised that he was armed although a weapon was not displayed. Media outlets broadcast footage of the bank robbery and Miller was identified by citizens. Miller was stopped by law enforcement officers in Louisiana, at which time items from the robbery, including the BANK ROBBER Page 3A
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Primary Election runs Tuesday, Feb. 18 - Friday Feb. 28 at the following locations: • Orange Public Library • Bridge City Public Works building • Raymond Gould Comm. Center in Vidor • First Baptist Church of Mauriceville Last day to apply for ballot by mail (received, not postmarked) is Friday, Feb. 21. Primary Election voters will vote in one of the two political party elections. The chosen candidate (unless a runoff election is necessary) will represent the party in the Nov. 4 General Election. Early Voting begins Feb. 18 and ends on Feb. 28. Residents vote at any polling location in their county. Check for Early Voting times and locations on the Orange County voter registrar web site at www.co.orange.tx.us/Elections_Administration.html. Last day to Register to Vote for the March Primary Election is Feb. 3. To register: Pick up a voter registration application at your library, any government office or download one from this site. Mail your completed application to the voter registrar in the county. Upon acceptance, your voter registration will be effective 30 days from registration. You’ll be mailed a voter registration certificate or card with your name, address and the number of the precinct in which you’ll vote. Unless you are a voter with a permanent exemption on your voter registration certificate, show your approved form of photo ID to the election official. Depending on the type of voting machine used, they’ll provide you with a paper ballot or, for an electronic voting machine, a number or ballot activator card that enables you to vote on the machine. Texas has created laws requiring all polling places to be accessible to persons who are elderly or physically disabled. Texas was also the first state to require that all electronic voting systems purchased after Sept. 1, 1999 provide voters who have disabilities a practical way to cast a secret ballot. Strict accessibility standards include a location on the ground floor that can be entered from the street or via an elevator with doors that open at least 36 inches. Doors, entrances and exits used to enter or leave the polling place that CANDIDATES Page 5A
Lady Cardinal junior Alexus Henry goes up to shoot against Silsbee. (More Photos Section B) RECORD PHOTOS: Mark Dunn
Bridge City sophomore Bailee Bacon brings the ball down court in the Lady Cardinal’s 66-36 victory over Silsbee.
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For the first time in decades a Bridge City girl’s basketball team is poised to break into the state playoffs. But on Friday night the hometown girls face their toughest contender in a duel that could decide a district championship. The Lady Cardinals go on the road to battle the only team in Dist. 21-3A to defeat them, the Hamshire-Fannett Lady Longhorns. The match-up will pit the state’s 18th ranked Lady Cardinals against the states 16th ranked Lady Longhorns in a season that has produced amazing heroics for both teams. In their first match up, the Lady Longhorns prevailed 56-45 on Bridge City’s home court. On Friday, the Lady Cardinals step into the Lady Longhorn’s arena looking to even the score. The latest state rankings by the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches were released on Monday. The Lady Cardinals have posted an extraordinary 27-4 season going into the contest, a feat unprecedented in Bridge City basketball. The Lady Longhorns are 25-5 and waiting for the perceived underdog Bridge City girls for the final showdown. Hamshire-Fannett remains undefeated in Dist. 21-3A, 7-0.
Second year Lady Cardinal Head Coach Jennifer Willis gathers her team during time-out against Silsbee.
Lady Cardinal senior Caylin Choate eyes the basket and shoots to score for the Lady Cardinals defeating Silsbee 66-36.
The Lady Cardinals are currently 6-1 in the standing going into Friday night’s pivotal game. On Tuesday night the Lady Cardinals smoked the Silsbee Lady Tigers 66-36 at home. Bridge City’s performance on Tuesday was a for the upcoming match with Hamshire-Fannett. The Lady Cardinals, under second year head basketball coach Jennifer Willis, have proved their status in Dist. 21-3A in hard fought victories against the West Orange-Stark Lady Mustangs (50-49 and 60-54), the Orangefield Lady Bobcats (4530 and 39-23), and then there was the unforgettable comefrom-behind victory over the Hardin-Jefferson Lady Hawks… After four quarters of basketball and desperately trailing by three points as the buzzer sounded, Lady Cardinal Bailee Bacon hit the net from just past mid court to throw the critical district contest into overtime. It would take two gruelling overtime periods before the Lady Cardinals would inevitably prevail over the Hardin-Jefferson Lady Hawks 56-52 in Sour Lake. The Lady Cardinals will face HardinJefferson again in the season finale scheduled for Feb. 4. “These girls have the will to win. We will fight till the LADY CARDINALS Page 3A
Reported crimes in OC drop 58 percent Debby Schamber For The Record
The annual Uniform Crime Report Statistics have been released from the Orange County Sheriff’s Office and the overall crime rate in Orange County has dropped 58 percent in 2012 compared to 2013. There were 1006 reported crimes in 2012 while the number decreased to 586 in 2013. Of the 544 actual crimes in
2013, investigators were able to clear 44 percent with a total of 240 while in 2012 they cleared 50 percent of the 494 total. The number of murders in Orange County significantly decreased from three in 2012 while there were none in 2013. The last time it was reported to be zero was in 2011. In addition, there was one case of manslaughter by negligence in 2012 compared to zero cases in 2013.
The number of forcible rape cases doubled in 2012 with 12 cases in 2012 and six cases in 2011. However, the number of reported cases dropped to 38 percent to 4 cases. Investigators were able to clear one of the cases in 2013. Forcible rape is the carnal knowledge of a female forcibly and against her will. Rapes by force and attempts or assaults to rape, regardless of the age of the victim, are included. Statutory offenses with no force
used and the victim under age of consent are excluded, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. Robbery cases decreased by 80 percent in 2012 with 3 cases and the number of cases continued to decline with three cases in 2013, These cases included involving firearms, with a dangerous weapons and strong-arm robberies. Robbery is defined as the taking or attempting to take anything of value from the
care, custody, or control of a person or persons by force or threat of force or violence and/ or by putting the victim in fear, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. The number of assaults also dropped. In 2012 there were 351 reported cases. But, in 2013, the number of cases dropped 66 percent to 233 reported cases. In addition, there was a 66 REPORTED CRIME Page 3A
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County gives OK to various agenda items Debby Schamber For The Record
It was business as usual Monday when commissioner met during their regular scheduled meeting. First on the agenda was for commissioners to approve action for Orange County Judge Carl Thibodeaux to appointed to serve on the Gulf Coast Community Protection and Recovery District, Inc. Appointments are for three year terms. According to Thibodeaux, they recently received a $4 million grant from the General Land Office to conduct a feasibility study. Orange County has already completed a study. The project is expected to include counties from Brazoria to Orange. Commissioners approved action to make a $3 million payment for the remaining balance of the tax and revenue anticipation note. Accepted into the minutes of the court were the financial audit report for the fiscal year 2012 for Emergency Services Districts 1, 2 and 4. County Court at Law Judge Mandy White-Rogers was given approval to attend the Texas College of Probate Judges Conference March 12th to 14th on Fort Worth. Her trip will be at no costs to Orange County since it will be paid out of other funds. Also approved was travel for three Precinct 2 Justice of the Peace employees. Their travel expenses will be paid for from the Justice Court Technology Fund. Also approved for travel were members of the County Extension office. The budgeted item will allow county extension agents to travel to locations in Liberty and Houston. Commissioners also granted permission to fill the job position vacated by Paula Tacker, of the Orange County Extension office. Tacker’s job duties included nutrition services, the food service management program, senior rally day and assisting with the 4-H program among other things. The job opening will be posted internally for two weeks before becoming open to the public. Fritz hopes to return to commissioners court in the near future with a potential job candidate for approval from the court.
Early voting locations will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 18th through Feb. 22 and again Feb. 24 through Feb. 28th. The locations include: First Baptist Church in Mauriceville, Orange Public Library in Orange, Bridge City Public Works Building in Bridge City and The Raymond Gould Community Center in Vidor. Also approved was action approving hiring election judges and workers for the March 4th general election. In other county business, Sabrina Gray, Orange County Expo Center, was appointed to the Keep Orange County Beautiful Committee and Thibodeaux was authorized to sign an aerial waiver for the Orange County Mosquito Control District to operate aircraft in accordance with all Federal and State Rule and Regulations. Gray also gave her first departmental report to commissioners. Gray stated she began her job in October and since then she has had numerous inquiries in renting the Expo Center. From the inquiries, she has booked five non-profit events, one class reunion, two business events, one trade show, two county entity events and two wedding receptions. The revenue collected to date has been $5,221 and provided the rentals do not change the remaining balance due is $11,975. She also told commissioners she has worked with the operations staff to set up the venues with each one being a learning experience. They are creating the best foot print for table placement as they go along. Recently, Gray had some inquiries from a gun show promoter from Arkansas inquire about bringing a show to the Expo Center. However, when Gray asked why they did not book the expo center for their event, she was told the prices were too high. Gray said she plans to meet with a committee and will look at other centers to compare prices. She is expected to return to commissioners court with her findings. The building dedication of the Expo Center scheduled for Tuesday was rescheduled for Feb. 8. Tours of the building will start at 9 a.m. for the public to visit all the departments. The dedication and ribbon cutting will take place at 4 p.m. in the ballroom.
Reported crimes drop in Orange County percent drop in larceny thefts with 312 cases in 2012 and 206 in 2013. The definition of larceny is the unauthorized taking and removal of the personal property of another by an individual who intends to permanently deprive the owner of it; a crime against the right of possession. Larceny generally refers to nonviolent theft, according to The Legal Dictionary. Fewer vehicles were stolen in 2013 with 31 reported cases compared to 78 cases in 2012 which is a 39 percent drop in reported cases. A new Texas Auto Burglary and Theft Prevention Authority survey reveals Ford, Chevrolet, and Dodge pickup trucks were the most stolen vehicles last year. The Ford Pickup, Chevrolet Pickup, Dodge Pickup, Honda Civic and Chevrolet Tahoe made the top five. The Honda Accord, GMC Pickup, Chevrolet Impala, Toyota Camry, and Ford Taurus rounded out the bottom six of the most stolen cars. During warmer months, auto thefts increase. Studies show that a car is stolen once every 40 seconds. Texas is second on the list of states with the most vehicles stolen with California sitting at the top. The Cadillac Escalade is the most targeted vehicle by thieves, although pickup trucks lead the way. Reports show that the Audi A6 is the least-stolen vehicle. The color of the vehicle may also play a part. Tan vehicles are stolen the least. It is thought the reason to be because few automakers still produce a tan colored vehicle. The color of vehicle most commonly stolen is white. But, officials say this is probably due to the large number of fleet vehicles which could easily be stolen from lots overnight, according to American Auto Brokers. In Orange County, the value of the vehicles stolen is $247,184 of which $95,500 of the value was recovered. In other property stolen, there was in 2013, $26,740 in currency stolen, $322,309 of jewelry and precious metals and $460 of clothing and furs. In addition, there was $17,446 worth of office equipment reported stolen, $19,388 in radios, TVs and stereos, and $24,410 in firearms. There were also $8,975 in household goods, $110 in consumable goods and $585,740 listed as miscellaneous for a total of $1, 252, 762. The UCR Program collects statistics on the number of offenses known to law enforcement. In the traditional Summary Reporting System there are eight crimes. They are murder and non negligent homicide, forcible rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, motor vehicle theft, larceny-theft, and arson to be reported to the UCR Program. These offenses were chosen because they are serious crimes, they occur with regularity in all areas of the country, and they are likely to be reported to police. “The Uniform Crime Reports is required for statistical pur-
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poses for the F.B.I., and it only tallies certain types of offenses,” said Orange County Sheriff Keith Merritt. “ The Sheriff’s Office is concerned about all crimes, and we work to solve every one reported to the Sheriff’s Office so that we can submit them to the District Attorney’s Office for prosecution.”
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Jamie Williams and Allana Levens maximize their workout with the new virtual training program at Anytime Fitness in Bridge City which is open 24 hours a day. The latest in a virtual training system is available to all members at no additional cost. The system offers over 50 unique classes spanning popular formats. Within each format there are various levels to choose from so that everyone can reap the benefits. RECORD PHOTO: Debby Schamber
ance. The class consists of sprints, climbs and drills with unique challenges in every class. In the kinetics format, nobody will be able to get bored with their workout. This multi-activity class includes sports style cardio intervals with resistance training circuits and muscle isolation work. For the inner fighter, there is the ‘TKO’. Users of this program will benefit from the total body training program and non-stop movement. Each class is a combination of punches, kicks, strikes and techniques for a great knockout experience. For those wanting to maximize their efforts they may
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wig, baseball cap, clothing, and knee brace, were located in Miller’s vehicle. Miller was indicted by a federal grand jury on July 11, 2013 and charged with bank robbery. Miller has also been ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $963. This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Orange Police Department and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney John Craft.
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end and never give up,” Willis said. ““They want to be successful, not for themselves, but for each other.” The Lady Cardinals are comprised of Shayla Bratton, junior point guard, Caylin Choate, senior point guard, Bailee Bacon, sophomore guard, Trinity King, senior point, Alexus Henry, junior guard, Sarah Acosta, junior guard, Kasey Frederick, junior point, Kelsey Fults, senior point and Harleigh Myers, senior point. “We have worked hard to achieve our goals and each day make it a point to focus on the team as a whole,” Willis said, “Most of all the dedication we all have for each other, to try to be the best we can be for this community.” Get ready for fireworks when the nine girls from Bridge City take the court in Hamshire-Fannett on Friday. The decisive district rematch deserves the attention and support of Bridge City Cardinal sports fans. Get there by 6:30 p.m. and help cheer the Lady Cardinals.
Debby Schamber At Anytime Fitness in Bridge City, now is the time to amp up the workouts with the latest technology for a leaner and healthier body in 2014. The gym is open 24 hours a day. The virtual training room and needed equipment is also open 24 hours a day. For those on the go, this is the perfect opportunity to go the gym anytime. The virtual program is designed for those looking to improve their general fitness, relax and overall reduce stress. It will also help to improve posture, joint flexibility and ensure a better range of motion. The latest in a virtual training system is available to all members at no additional cost. The system offers over 50 unique classes spanning popular formats. Within each format there are various levels to choose from. Those in the lower levels are in the 100s and is designed for beginners. The 200s are for the intermediate crowd while the advanced classes are in the 300s. The Fusion workout is an invigorating and vitalizing workout. It is the perfect integration of yoga and Palates moves with attention to breath, form and body balance. Those looking for more may want to try the Vibe. This is definitely for the movers and shakers because of the multidimensional dance based classes. The music will get everyone going as they dance while exercising to Latin, Urban and Hip Hop tunes. For those with a more stationary approach, they may want to try the bicycles. This will be the ride to maximize the calorie burn while increasing cardio and muscle endur-
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From the Creaux’s Nest AREN’T YOU GLAD THIS AIN’T NORMAL Early last year, when I predicted that it would be a colder than normal winter this year, I wasn’t expecting so much up and down weather. One day 27 degrees, near 70 degrees the next. So far this winter has been a real roller coaster. This part of the country is not set up for icy weather. When bridges freeze, everything comes to a halt. Schools and government offices shut down and businesses might as well close. Nothing is moving. The freezeout last Friday and the shutdown this week even affected our business. Our production people, who live in Port Arthur, couldn’t get in. If the freeze prevents our publications from coming out of Lafayette, then the papers will be distributed late. It’s just crazy how so little cold weather can shut down an entire region, when other parts of the country live with 12 inches of snow, blizzards and near zero temperatures. It’s their way of life and they treat it like it’s normal. They don’t miss a beat. Even though we have been disrupted from our regular routine, I wouldn’t trade with them. I prefer a couple of days of shutdown rather than living with all that snow and ice and calling it normal. They can have it. Only 49 days remain before spring officially arrives. I think for the most part, we will only see one more cool down. Before long we will be fighting the heat and dodging storms. Maybe by the time you read this we will be on the upswing. A great weekend is ahead with a lot of sunshine. Enjoy it and be thankful we live in the South, where freezing rain is not normal. *****I’ve got to get going. I’ll do the best with what I’ve got. Come along, I promise it won’t do you no harm. ORANGE EYES ON THOMAS IN SUPER BOWL Super Bowl XLVIII pits the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks Sunday. Several local football fans I’ve spoken with have mixed feelings about the game. They would like to see Payton Manning win a Super Bowl and yet they feel a loyalty to Orange’s own Earl Thomas. In an interview Monday, Denver receiver Demaryius Thomas said about Seattle’s legion of ‘Boom Secondary,’ “Cornerback Richard Sherman and strong safety Kam Chancellor provide the Boom. Free safety Earl Thomas is the brains behind the Boom. I think he’s the best in the league. He’s always around the ball, making tackles. You don’t see him making mistakes. Earl’s the guy whose speed affects the game and his smartness complements it. His speed and cleverness are just crazy.” Earl is only 24 years old and has been voted for a third consecutive year to the Pro Bowl. He said, “One of my goals this season was to be the best teammate possible and try to elevate everyone around me by being the best communicator and leader and doing it every day. Being the same guy, with attention to detail. People around me see that and they feed off it.” Now Earl Thomas is in the Super Bowl. He said, “It’s a great feeling, a great atmosphere.” As a player and competitor you love to see a little child in your jersey. You just feed off of that because they all look up to you. It’s just a great time, especially when God puts me on a platform like this.” Sunday, Earl will have his hands full with Peyton Manning and talented receivers. Earl said, “He’s a great quarterback and he’s seen a lot of football. It’s just their whole attack in general. It’s a lot of play action, deep developing routes, especially if they get their running game going.” The odd makers have Denver a 2.5 point favorite. Other outlets have Denver winning 31-28 in overtime. My belief is that if Seattle can score 28 points, Earl and his ‘Boom Secondary’ will win the game. Regardless, Earl Thomas makes Orange County proud. The word is Earl will be back in Orange next week. Pull up a chair, the NFL’s best offense vs. the best defense. All Orange eyes will be on Earl to bring home a Super Bowl ring. The big game will be televised on FOX. Game time is 5:30 p.m. Sunday at MetLife Stadium. Forecast: fair skies with a high of 39 degrees and a low of 23 degrees, 20 percent chance of precipitation. CONDOLENCES We were saddened to learn of the death of Nolan Joseph Devillier, 82, of Bridge City, who passed away Wednesday, January 22, 2014, at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont. Services were held Monday, January 27. Our deepest sympathies to daughters Gwen, Ginger, Kathy, son Wayne and the entire family. May he rest in peace.*****We also send our sympathies to the family of Andi Rodrigue, age 50, of Orangefield, who passed away Friday, Jan. 24. Andi was preceded in death by her husband, Kurt Cordell Rodrigue, father, John Robert Peveto and step-father, John Cutaia. She is survived by daughter, Maci Rodrigue Wilmore, mother, Margie Cutaia, brother, Ronny, sisters, Patti and Johnna, step-brother V.R. and many nieces and nephews. Please see obituary. TURNING BACK THE HANDS OF TIME 10 Years Ago-2004 Local female boxer, Valerie Mahfood, is returning to the ring in a Texas title bout with Carletta Ewell. Mahfood, who works out and trains at the GYM, in Bridge City, holds the world championship in the IBF light heavyweight, 175 pound class for women. Boxer Derick Buford, fresh from winning Texas Silver Gloves boxing championship for 132 pound 12 and 13 year
olds, headed to the region six championship in Arkansas, where he brought home the championship. (Editor’s note: I wonder what happened to that young boxer? He would be around 23 today.)*****Bridge City 12 year old bags an eight point buck. Cody Greer downed the deer at the Double D Hunting Club off Hwy. 1442.*****Pannal Aaron Sanders, a 2001 LC-M grad, received his Bachelor of Science degree from LSU. He completed his student teachers at Lee High School in Baton Rouge. His parents are Alan and Myra Sanders of Orange. Grandparents are Judy McClelland, the late Joe McClelland, Lynwood Sanders and the late Doris Sanders.*****The Orangefield school board extended the contract of Superintendent Mike Gentry for three years. Gentry’s contract had expired in June.*****Anabel and Arthur Anderson celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary on Feb. 3. Arthur also celebrated his 91st. Birthday on the same day. (Editor’s note: Both of these great people have passed away in the last ten years. Anabel died about three years ago. She was a real sweetheart.)*****Kristin Broussard celebrated her fourth birthday Jan. 28. (Editor’s note: Happy 14th.)*****GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN. Charles Morvent, Jr., 74, of Mauriceville, died last week Jan. 21.***William “Bill” Sullivan, 60, of Orange, died Jan. 17.***Robert A Bourgeois, 71, of Orange, died Thursday, Jan. 22.***Arthur “Mike” Borres, 61, of Orange, died Jan. 19.***Percy L. Gaston, 77, of Orange, died Jan. 22.***Frances Loiacano Staley, 89, died Jan. 22. You might remember her from the courthouse concession stand she and her sister, Marie Tindall, operated for 33 years. Audie Parsons, 80, of Orange, died Jan. 23.*****Bradley O’Neal Choate, 77, of Orange, died Sunday Jan. 25. He worked as a barber and later retired from Orange County. The Center Texas native was a World War II Army vet. 35 Years Ago-1979 Sallie Inman and Paul Gautier have the lead roles in West Orange High School’s drama “Davie and Lisa.”*****Bridge City Optimist club honors Mary Loyd for her service to the youth. President Tommy Wardell made the presentation. *****President Jimmy Carter pardoned Patty Hurst after 22 months of confinement. Patty announced she would be marrying her former bodyguard on Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14.*****Chinese Vice Premier Ting Hslad Peng’s visit to the United States dominates the news.*****The twins, Rosalie Clark and Mary Ann Scofield, celebrate their birthday Jan. 30.*****Tim Dionne celebrates his 9th on Feb. 1 and on Feb. 3, Don Kachtik celebrates his special day.*****On Jan. 21, Judge Sid and Mrs. Denise Caillavet celebrated their 62nd anniversary.*****Two epidemics are running rampant in Orange County. One is the FluBug, the other is DeVorses.*****KOGT hires a new midday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m,. Monday thru Friday, disc jockey. Arthur E. “Terry” Lloyns is blind and has been since shortly after birth. 55 Years Ago-1979 State Representative Louis Dugas has been appointed to five legislative committees. Dugas supported Waggoner Carr’s Speaker of the House opponent Rep. Joe Burkett, in a bitter campaign for the speakership.*****Dow Gene Anderson, of Bridge City, fresh from a second round knockout over Bruce Hill, will be seeking his third straight welterweight championship in the Golden Gloves tournament. He has won nine straight fights by knockouts.*****Mrs. Harry Singletary is honored by Pilots with life membership. A FEW HAPPENINGS Nancy Vincent said her goodbyes Monday at First Financial Bank. After 40 years in banking she has now retired. Her plans now are to do home improvements and to travel. Most importantly, she plans to spend more time visiting with her mom who is in a far away assistant living facility. We thank her for her friendship and wish her happy sailing.*****Robert Dale Vance is an “Old Rocker“ who can‘t get enough of those rock concerts. He and Karen Jo made it to Marksville, Louisiana to catch a performance of KANSAS. Good concert, great time. Speaking of Karen Jo, our county clerk, who doesn‘t have an opponent, got a letter informing her that she again has been endorsed by the Sabine Area Central Labor Council. I believe everyone who knows Karen Jo supports the way she runs our county clerk‘s office.*****Sheriff’s bailiff Harry Meaux says the best way to not eat or nibble while watching TV is to not have any food in the house. It works for him. That‘s a little extreme. Not even grapes Harry?*****A few folks we know celebrating their special day. On Jan. 29, the Amedo twins, Lynn Greenwell and Leslie Smith celebrate. D.J. “Ace” Amedo is their proud dad.***Our buddy Bobby’s better half, a nice lady, Devra Cormier, moves up a year. She’s still looking great. Also, on this day, good old boy Wyman Ogden celebrates. They share a birthday with Oprah Winfrey who turns 60.*****On Jan. 30, Brenda Dubose, Jason Myers, Amy Campbell, Ted Blanchard and Shirley Jordan all celebrate.*****Jan. 31 is Skipper’s youngest, Scott Free, who has cost a bunch, is a year older and a little bit wiser.***Telisha Kuykendall, a special lady who teaches special education at BCISD celebrates her big day. Also, our West Orange friend, Marty Delano, is catching up with the rest of us. They all share birthdays with Justin Timberlake, who turns 33.*****Feb. 1 finds Amanda’s twins, Lucas and Mason Adams, a year older. Must make mom, who works for the Stark Foundation, feel a little older.***Virginia Williams, Wayne Sullivan and Bobby Anderson also celebrate on this day.*****Feb. 2, Don Kachtik, one of Bear Bryant’s boys, who survived Junction and football at A&M, celebrates another big day.*****Feb. 4, super star champion pole vaulter, the late Dot’s grandson, Eric Eshbach celebrates.***Also, Shirley Brandon, David Brandon, Mel Moreau, Brad Freeman, Lisa Ludwig and Sylvia Holloway all celebrate. Happy birthday to all. Please see complete list.*****I’m told many of the courthouse employees are so young they’ve never experienced an iced over vehicle before. Last week they were calling their offices and asking how to get their doors and windshields unfrozen. A few of the old troopers, however weathered the cold and arrived on the job early. Karen Jo said when she arrived at 7 a.m., Judge David Peck was already arraigning inmates at the county jail. D.A. John Kimbrough’s car spent the night out and took some deicing only to freeze up again before lunch. Other employees braving the icy weather were Sheriff Keith Merritt, Deputy County Clerk Angelique Cook, who arrived with her wiper blade in her hand. Apparently, windshield wipers were not made to scrape off ice.*****Last Friday, Jeb’s boy, George P. Bush, candidate for Texas Land commissioner, made an appearance at Robert’s Steak House. Most of the local GOP candidates were there to greet him. That was the poorest publicized event I’ve ever seen for a statewide candidate. A few people I know would have liked to have met him.*****WEEKEND HEADLINES: “Winnie mother faces charges in the death of her two year old daughter.”***“Houston man accused of strangling Mom.”***“Man charged in son’s death in Liberty County.” This makes me realize how far down as a society we’ve come in my lifetime. This is the kind of stuff we used to hear about in thirdworld countries.*****One of the lamest political excuses I’ve ever heard is “I didn’t leave the Party, the Party left me.” I suspect those
saying it have a guilt problem.*****Here’s a great idea to feed your Super Bowl guest. Peggy’s on the Bayou will fix you a large platter of Shrimp Po-boys, specially seasoned and prepared. Give them a call at 886-1115 and ask for Peggy.*****Sen. Rand Paul says women are responsible for the behavior of their husbands. He blames Hillary for Bill Clinton’s actions. I bet women around the country will resent Hillary again being made a victim. The GOP constantly alienates women. Even Huckabee sunk to a new low point with women last week. Here in Texas, the GOP, FOX News and talk radio are bashing Sen. Wendy Davis. They are trashing her personally, not her platform. To me that means they’re running scared. Women attacks can backfire. It enforces the GOP’s war on women.*****Mark Dunn’s youngest daughter, Jenna, husband Robby and the two kids, Nate and Delilah, flew in Saturday from Boston. They drove off Monday afternoon, ahead of the cold weather, in a Jeep they got from her dad. While in Bridge City they celebrated Delilah’s 6th birthday and cousin Leland, Garrett and Brittney son’s 5th birthday. By Tuesday, the Bellou family was halfway to Boston with a slight detour to New Orleans for Beignets at Café Du Monde.*****Sales have been good at Harmon’s Preowned Autos on MacArthur and Henrietta Street, that is until the ice storm came in Tuesday. A new supply of pre-owned pickup trucks, different makes and models, have just arrived. Before you buy check with the Harmon boys, with low overhead they can sell for less.*****MugBugs, on Hwy. 62, is bringing Foret Tradition to town this Friday, Jan. 31. Those guys will light up the place. Get tickets early, it will be a sellout.*****Johnny Dishon and wife, Kristy were spotted at the Bridge City girls Silsbee basketball game Monday night. They are expecting a boy and Johnny’s already excited about another Dishon on the field of sports a few years down the road. Dishon speed is a blessing. I recall when Johnny beat Earl Thomas in the 100.*****Tax Collector Lynda Gunstream was in full force taking in those tax payments. A reminder, Friday, Jan. 31, is the last day to pay and avoid a penalty. Also, Lynda says come in early to avoid Friday’s long lines, remember the courthouse was closed Tuesday.*****The Wednesday Lunch Bunch will dine at Peggy’s Off the Bayou, Hwy. 62, this week, weather permitting. Next week, the Bunch will dine at Robert’s. Everyone is welcome. Birthdays This Week Christy Reves, Delondra Cooper, Dola Rucker, Jordan Guererro, Marjorie Gandy, Michele Moore, Sara Childs, Judy Ford, Lee Ann Jaarah, Liz Fontenot, Jeremy Delano, Fred Kennedy, Judy Harrison, Jordan Guidry, Dan Batchelor, Robert Montagne, Drew Domas, Inez Jones, Judy Brownlie, Mandy LeBauve, Patricia Davis, Vicky Stanley, Ann McDuff, John Chauvin, Kim Harmon, Mellisa Tuttle, Rolf Schulz, Alayna George, Tom Edwards, Lucy Pulliam, Ashley Floyd, Bernice Say, Justin Broussard, Jeremy Crocker, Betty Drachenberg and Leah Gunstream. CAJUN STORY OF THE WEEK Alex Comeaux him, who was having daily headaches even after taking a bottle of aspirins and utta stuff, finally went to see Dr. Quebedeaux for help. Da doctor him, couldn’t find anyting wrong wit him so he suggest he go get his eyes checked. Maybe it was his eyes. Da eye doctor told Comeaux he had near perfect 20-20 eye sight and no cataracks him. Da eye doctor suggested he go see a dentist. Might be his teets. Da dentist, Dr. Arceneaux, him, pull all of Comeaux’s teets. Da headachs dem didn’t go away so Comeaux decide to go buy himself a new suit and stuff tinking it might make him feel better bout himself. Da clerk say, “44 regular?” Comeaux say, “Dat’s rite.” “Shirt size 16 1/2-33?” da clerk axe. Comeaux say, “Dat’s rite.” Da clerk axe, “Wat size shorts you wear?” Comeaux say, “Size 38.” “Oh no,” said da clerk, “You should wear a 42 or 44, if you wear shorts that are too tight it will give you bad headaches.” C’EST TOUT President Obama delivered the State of the Union address Tuesday evening. He detailed his vision for 2014 covering his domestic and foreign policy agenda. He proposed an executive order that would raise the minimum wage to $10.10 for employees of federal contractors but he went much farther on the economy and inequality. Very little came from his last State of the Union message. The major reason, according to most reports, is that the 2013 congress was the least productive congress in the history of the American congress. A new ABC poll shows that 80 percent of the American people have no confidence in the Republican Party, only 13 percent do. The President’s job approval is only 48 percent and 68 percent say the U.S. is headed down the wrong track. I’m not very optimistic unless the Speaker of the House works around the Tea Party members of his own Party. It wouldn’t matter if a Republican was president, unless he was a far extremist, nothing would get done. One example: They have censored Sen. John McCain and Sen. Mitch McConnell for not being conservative enough. They support a crack pot like Stockman over Sen. John Cornyn. Sen. Ted Cruz won’t even endorse Cornyn. So you see, it’s not only the Obama administration they are fighting. The President and the leaders will have to work around the radicals or again nothing will be accomplished.*****Marlene called the other day asking about Judge Don Burgess. Ironically, the following item came across the wire about our buddy Don. I’ll pass it on. San Antonio--A district judge on Monday overturned the controversial New Braunfels disposable container ban. District Court Judge Don Burgess ruled in favor of local river outfitters and a beer distributor that the city does not have the jurisdiction to regulate disposable containers on the river. A summary judgment has been issued, but no details yet. The ban covered aluminum cans, plastic bottles, paper towels and utensils. The lawsuit has been pending since that year when outfitters sued the city, claiming they overstepped their legal authority.*****My time is up, hope you’re getting back to normal. Please shop our family of advertisers, they need it now. Take care and God bless.
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are at least 32 inches wide Any curb next to the main entrance to the polling place must have curb-cuts or temporary nonslip ramps Stairs necessary to enter or leave the polling place must have handrails on each side and a non-slip ramp. Removal of all barriers such as gravel, automatically closing gates, closed doors without lever-type handles or any other barrier that impedes the path of the physically disabled to the voting station. Voting systems that are accessible to voters with physical disabilities and can accommodate no vision, low vision, no hearing, low hearing, limited manual dexterity, limited reach, limited strength, no mobility, low mobility or any combination of the foregoing (except the combination of no hearing and no vision) Each polling place will offer at least one type of accessible voting equipment or Direct Record Electronic (“DRE”) device. This equipment allows voters with disabilities to vote directly on the system or assist them in marking the paper ballot. Depending on the type of system, voters with disabilities may use headphones or other assistive devices to help them vote independently and secretly. Voter Assistance - You may be assisted by a person of your choice, by two election workers on Election Day or by one election worker during early voting. You may not be assisted by your employer, an agent of your employer or an officer or agent of your union. The person assisting you must read the entire ballot to you, unless only certain parts are requested. The person assisting you must take an oath that he or
she will not try to influence your vote, reveal your choices and will mark your ballot as directed. If you choose to be assisted by polling place officials, then poll watchers and/or state and federal election inspectors may observe the voting process to make sure the ballot is marked as you request. If you are assisted by a person of your choosing, no one else may watch you vote. If you cannot speak English or if you communicate only with sign language, you may select any registered voter of your county to help you communicate with election officials. If you cannot read the languages on the ballot, your interpreter may translate the ballot for you in the voting booth. Voters may vote curbside - If you are physically unable to enter the polling place, you may ask that an election officer bring a ballot to you at the entrance of the polling place or to your car at curbside. After you mark the ballot, give it to the election officer to put it in the ballot box or hand it to a companion to deposit in the ballot box for you. If you plan to go alone to vote curbside, it is wise to call ahead so election officials will expect you. Generally speaking, you may vote curbside during the early voting period (the 17th day before Election Day until the 4th day before Election Day) or on Election Day. Lesson One: You have to register. If you’re a student who spends several weeks or months a year in different locations but wants to vote in Texas, you’ll need to decide which place in Texas is the place you call “home,” i.e.,
where you intend to return after you’ve been away. If you consider your parents’ address to be your permanent residence, you may use that address as your registration address. If you would like to register to vote at your college address, you may do so, but you can’t be registered in both places. Lesson Two: Voting away from home. If you’re attending a college or university away from home, you can vote early by mail if you claimed as your primary residence the address where you live while not attending school – in other words, where “Mom and Dad live.” To request that an early voting ballot be sent to the address where you are physically planning to be at election time (e.g.,at school), you must fill out an early voting ballot request application. The following are most candidates who will appear on the March 4 Primary ballot. Railroad Commissioner Malachi Boyuls REP Ryan Sitton REP Wayne Christian REP Dale Henry DEM Steve Brown DEM State Senator, District 3 Robert Nichols REP State Rep. District 21 Dade Phelan REP Judy Nichols REP Gavin Bruney DEM County Judge John Dubose REP Mike “Tuffy” Hamilton REP Mike White REP Stephen Brint Carlton REP County Court At Law Judge #1 Mandy White-Rogers REP District Clerk Kay Abbott REP Vickie Edgerly REP County Clerk
Karen Jo Vance DEM County Treasurer Christy Khoury DEM County Commissioner Pct. 2 Barry Burton REP Jason Denman REP Ron Cowling REP
Ted Williams REP County Commissioner Pct. 4 Jody E. Crump REP Justice of the Peace Pct 1 Gail Shaw Barnett DEM David Peck REP Justice of the Peace Pct 2
Derry Dunn REP Justice of the Peace Pct 3 Janice Menard DEM Candice Conroy Steele REP Joy Dubose-Simonton REP Justice of the Peace Pct 4 Rodney Price REP
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• The Record • Week of Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Death announcement Alvin Goodwin Orange The Celebration of Life for Mr. Alvin P. Goodwin, 63, of Orange, is pending at Sparrow Funeral Home. He passed away Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014 at Memorial Hermann Baptist Orange Hospital. Services Ruby Alexander Orange Ruby Alexander, 46, of Orange, Texas was called to heaven on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014. We will celebrate and embark on memories of Ruby at 3 p.m. Jan. 31 at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Ruby was born in Miss. on June 10, 1967. Like her name, she was like a precious stone that stood out to all for her beauty inside and out and it was hard not to notice her. This was evident to her parents when they adopted her at the age of four. She leaves behind the greatest accomplishments of her entire life, her daughters, Courtney (Smith) Cowart and husband, Dan and Hannah Smith, who will always cherish the precious memories of childhood with their Momma. She is also survived by her father, Jim Alexander and wife, Rhonda, brother, Troy Alexander and wife, Heather and their children, Hayden, Harper and Hendrix. She was greeted in heaven by her mother, Shirley (Hodgkinson) Alexander, whom she missed dearly. Andi Rodrigue Orangefield Andi Rodrigue, 50, of Orangefield, Texas passed away Friday, Jan. 24, 2014, at her home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29 at St. Henry Catholic Church in Bridge City with Father Steven Leger officiating. A private burial will follow. Serving as pallbearers will be Scott, Dalton, Blaine and V. R. Peveto, Slayde Martin, Kinnley Rodrigue, Matt Wilmore and Koltin Marshall. Visitation was Jan. 27 at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Born in Orange on July 20, 1963, Andi was the daughter of John Robert Peveto and Margie Lee (Oswalt) Cutaia, of Port Neches. She was a paralegal for Michael Catt Attorney in Orange and was a member of St. Henry Catholic Church in Bridge City. Andi was the biggest Dallas Cowboy fan of all time. She loved her team and stuck with them through thick and thin. She was a loving wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt and friend who will be truly missed by all who knew and loved her. She was preceded in death by her father, husband, Kurt Cordell Rodrigue and step-father, John Cutaia. Andi is survived by her mother; daughter, Maci Rodrigue Wilmore and husband, Sam of Orangefield; brother, Ronny Peveto of Port Neches; sisters, Patti Peveto Martin and husband, Tommy of Little Cypress, Johnna Peveto Blount of Port Neches; step-brother, V.R. Peveto and wife, Nicole; and nieces and nephews, Shane, Dalton, Blaine and Scott Peveto, and wife, Erika, and their son, Brett. Also, by Slayde Martin and Taylor and Paige Blount. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 755 S. 11th Street, Ste. 212, Beaumont, TX 77701. John LeBleu Orange John Thomas LeBleu Jr., 65, of Orange, Texas passed away on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014 at Baptist Hospital in Beaumont. A visitation will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 29 from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Dorman Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, Jan. 30 at 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Autumn Oaks Memorial Park. Honoring John as pallbearers are Arthur LaBleu, Doug and Edward Culpepper, Kenny and Jake Bowden and Derick Zadalier. Honorary pallbearers are Stuart Welch Jr., Colt LeBleu, Jacob Lejune and Justin Journeay. John was a native and lifelong residence of Orange; born on Nov. 22, 1948 to the late Mary Ann (Townsley) Pharr and John Thomas LeBleu Sr. He was a welder with Local #587 and mechanic. He loved going fishing, hunting, camping, playing pool, going dancing and crawfish boils with his family. John was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend who will be missed dearly. He was preceded in death by his parents, sisters, Shirley Bowden and Kathryn LeBleu. He is survived by his wife Becky LeBleu of Orange; daughters, Kathryn Welch and husband, Stuart of Orange, Kerry LeBleu and husband, Marvin of Seattle, Wash.; sons, Ricky LeBleu and wife, Michele of Orange, Shannon Burns of Orange; sisters, Betty Wynkoop of San Antonio, Barbara Long and husband, Dan of Ky. and Jewell Davis of Port Arthur; grandchildren, Kacey and Stuart Welch Jr., Colt and Devin LeBleu, Sage and Skyler Griggs and Corbin Burns. Condolences may be sent for the family at www.dormanfuneralhome.com. Shirley Hennigan Orange Shirley Jean Hennigan, 78, of Orange, Texas passed away on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014 at home. A visitation will be held on Friday, Jan. 31 from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Dorman Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, Feb. 1 at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. David Turner and Brother Ronnie Hennigan officiating. Burial will follow at Deweyville Cemetery. Honoring Shirley as pallbearers are Ronnie Joe Hennigan, Chris and Thomas Leleux, Ralph Smith, Donald Flannery, Richard and Brain Salter. Honorary pallbearers are Emmitt Marcantel, Billy Bickham and Billy Walton. Shirley was lifelong resident of Orange; born on March 15, 1935 to the late Vivian (Teal) and Edgar H. Boulware. She was a member of Little Cypress Baptist Church and had worked in the cafeteria at LCM High School; retiring in 2000. Shirley loved to travel; getting in her van, riding around and visiting with people. Shirley was a loving wife, mother, sister, aunt, grandmother and friend who will be missed dearly by all. She was preceded in death by her
Deaths and Memorials husband, Kalcie Donald Hennigan. Shirley is survived by her daughter, Deborah Leleux of Orange; sons, Donnie Hennigan of Orange, Ronnie Hennigan and wife, Rose of Orange, Robert Hennigan of Orange; sister, Avis Bickham and husband, Billy of Orange, Dee Dee Marcantel and husband, Emmitt of Hemphill, Doris Walton and husband, Billy of Livingston. Also, left to cherish her memory are her grandchildren, Chris Leleux and wife, Stephhanie, Misty Flannery and husband, Donald, Thomas Leleux and wife, Jennifer, Marissa Hennigan, Brianne Trahan and husband, Cody, Tara Lowe and husband, James, Ronnie Joe Hennigan and wife, Whitney, Kaylee Hennigan; great-grandchildren, Amber Leleux, Thomas Leleux, Madeline Lowe and Aiden Ray Trahan. Bettie Johnson Orange The Celebration of Life for Bettie E. Johnson, 80, of Orange, Texas will be Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014 at 11 a.m. at the Mount Zion Baptist Church. Rites of Christian Burial will follow in Magnolia Memorial Gardens under the direction of Sparrow Funeral Home. Visitation will be Saturday from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. at the church. Bettie passed away Jan. 23 at her residence. An Orange native, she was a 1953 graduate of Emma H. Wallace High School. At the Mount Zion Church, she was active in the Mary Magdalene Circle and the Senior Choir. Bettie retired from the former Orange Memorial Hospital in 1993 with the distinction of being the longest tenured employee of the hospital. She was also active in the Meals on Wheels program She is survived by one brother, Frank Hasley, Sr. of Beaumont and niece and caregiver, Phyllis Thibodeaux (Peter) of Orange, and numerous other nieces and nephews. Faye Bounds Orange Faye “Sophie” “Budden” Williams Bounds, 86, of Orange, Texas passed away Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014. A Graveside service will be 12 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1 at Mt. Vernon Cemetery. Officiating will be Pastor Charles Roberts. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. at Mt. Vernon Baptist Church, also on Saturday. Born in Lufkin on Feb. 8, 1927, Faye was the daughter of Billy and Etta (Redd) Williams. She was a supervisor at Equitable Bag Factory and a member of Redtown Baptist Church. She loved the outdoors, enjoyed gardening and was a wonderful cook. She was loved and will be missed by many friends and family who all cherished her friendship. She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands, Tom Luce and Joe Bounds; brother, Noel Glen Williams; and sister, Daisy Belle Butler. Faye is survived by her sister, Mary Dawson of Shreveport, La.; nieces and nephews, Bill Dawson and wife, Helen of Irving, Marilyn Williams of Pollok, Jesse Butler and wife, Sherry of Pollok, Tommie Butler and wife, Sue of Hudson, Myrtle “Susie” Goodin and husband, Perry of Pollok, Mary Lou Turner of Orange, John Ed “Bo” Bounds and wife, Susan of Orange, Karen Sue Brown and husband, Robert of Orange, Ruth Ann Sahualla of Orange; and numerous other family and friends. Raymond Clark Orange Raymond Earl Clark, 68, of Orange, Texas passed away on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014 at West Calcasieu Cameron Hospital in Sulphur, La. A visitation will be held on Thursday, Jan. 30 from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Dorman Funeral Home, 8808 Hwy 87 North, Orange, TX 77632. A graveside service will be held on Friday, Jan. 31 at 3 p.m. at Doyle Cemetery in Starks, La. He was born on July 10, 1945 in Dequincy, La. to the late Ivel Maxine (O’Brien) and Earl C. Clark. He had lived in the Orange area for 35 years and prior in Starks, La. Raymond was employed as a Fork Lifter with DuPont at the Live Oak Warehouse, just making his 35 year anniversary on Friday. He proudly served his country in the Army during the Vietnam War from 1965 until 1968. Raymond enjoyed doing wood working and going metal detecting. Raymond was a loving husband, father, brother, uncle and friend who will be missed dearly. He was preceded by his parents. Raymond is survived by his wife, Mary Clark of Orange; son, Jason Clark of Orange; sister, Scharlette Dougherty of Merryville, La; brother, Reginald Clark and wife, Beverley of Starks, La. and a large extended family. Condolences may be sent for the family at www.dormanfuneralhome.com. Erik Rigsby Orange Erik Blake Rigsby, 23, of Orange, Texas was brought to the Lord on the evening of Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014. A Celebration of Life will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29, at Cowboy Church on FM 1078 in Orange. A gathering of family and friends will begin one hour prior to the service. Arrangements held under the direction of Claybar Funeral Home in Orange, followed by cremation. Born in Beaumont on Jan. 27, 1990, Erik was the son of Michael I. Rigsby and Ragena L. (Kress) Rigsby. Preceded in death by his grandparents, Ralph and Eva Kress, Erik is survived by his parents; brother, Michele A. Rigsby; and grandparents, Earl and Avis Rigsby. He spent his childhood in Dayton and moved to Orange at the age of 17. He developed an undeniable interest in mechanics from his father from race cars, motorcycles to ATVs. This is what led him to his jobs as a mechanic, working for Revon Craig (Motorcycleman) and his job as a painter for Brock Industries. He was very intelligent and left this life at too young of an age. He will be greatly missed by all and will forever be in our hearts. Josephine Barras Orange Josephine Barras was born in Orange, Texas on March 23, 1913 to Joe and Frances LaRussia. Friends are invited to join the family for a funeral mass to be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Orange with the Rev. Joseph P. Daleo officiating. Burial will
follow at St. Mary Cemetery in Orange. Arrangements held under the direction of Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Josephine’s parents immigrated to the U.S. around the year 1900 from Sicily, Italy. Poppa Joe came to the U.S. first and landed in New York and then made his way to Orange. Once settled, he sent for his family and they entered the U.S. through New Orleans. The couple had five children that passed as infants in Sicily and one passed on the voyage over. The surviving three traveled with their mother to Texas and the couple had four more children in America. Josephine and her sister, Lena Ragusa, ran Ragusa’s “Little Green Store” located near Roselawn. Josephine married Perry Barras early in life. They were married over 50 years. Perry and Josephine had one son, Joseph. Mrs. Barras was a lifelong member of St. Mary Catholic Church. She spent many years cooking her famous Italian lunch every Sunday that many have shared. Josephine is survived by her son, Joseph Barras and wife, Lin Barras of Orange. Her grandchildren, Jason Barras of Orange and Kim Barras Rutledge and husband, Oliver Rutledge of Orange and her great-grandchildren, Joshua Whipkey, Austin and Chase Rutledge of Orange and many nieces and nephews. Josephine left this world as she lived for 100 years.... peacefully. Serving as pallbearers will be Joshua Whipkey, Chase and Austin Rutledge, Michael and Charlie Ragusa and Van Choate. Gerald Wilburn Orange Gerald Wilburn, 75, of the McLewis Community passed away Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014, at his home. Funeral services were Jan. 27 at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating was the Rev. Jay Thomas of MacArthur Heights Baptist Church and his brother-in-law, the Rev. Gordon Vaughn. Burial followed at Autumn Oaks Memorial Park. Serving as pallbearers were Bo and Jonathan Henley, Phillip Rickenbrode, James and Lynn Davis and Michael Colburn. Honorary pallbearers were fellow church members at MacArthur Heights Baptist Church and his special friends, Gus Permenter, Glen Haley, George Hare and Dave Jackson. Born in Shelbyville on July 28, 1938, Gerald was the son of Walter P. and Cynthia (Payne) Wilburn. He served in the U.S. Army and retired from Citgo Petroleum in Lake Charles, La. He was a member of MacArthur Heights Baptist Church. Gerald was a loving husband of almost 53 years, father, grandfather, brother and friend who will be truly missed by all who knew and loved him. He enjoyed bass fishing on Lake Sam Rayburn; having caught numerous big bass. Most of all, Gerald loved and enjoyed spending time with his wife, family and friends. Preceded in death by his parents and brother, Gary Wilburn, Gerald is survived by his wife, Barbara (Jeff) Wilburn of McLewis Community; son and daughter-in-law, Greg and Brandi Wilburn of Elgin; and daughter and son-in-in-law, Tammy and Bo Henley of McLewis Community. Gerald is also survived by his grandchildren, Johnathan and Brandi Henley and Amber and Phillip Rickenbrode; five great-grandchildren; and his siblings and their spouses, Bobby and Cora Wilburn of Joaquin, Louise and Earl Wagstaff of Dreka, Price and Donna Wilburn of Center, Elmer Ray Wilburn of Dreka and Judy and Danny Scarborough of Huxley. Lionel Clippa Orange Lionel Daniel Clippa, 90, of Orange, Texas passed away Friday, Jan. 24, 2014, at Southeast Texas Medical Center in Port Arthur. Funeral services were Jan. 27 at Pine Grove Baptist Church in Jena, La. Services were Jan. 26 at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Burial followed at Pine Grove Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Brady Williams, Mark Spillers, Cody and Brandon Hogan, Doug Montoya and Jeremy Clippa. Honorary pallbearers were Brian and Donnell Williams, Marshall Sharp, Lester Spillers and Stephen Maxfield. Born in New Llano, La. on April 14, 1923, Lionel was the son of Daniel John Clippa and Lucina (Obanion) Clippa. He served in the U.S. Navy and Army National Guard. Lionel was a machinist at Livingston and in 1968, he became a Deacon and served at Bethel Baptist Church and Hartburg Baptist Church. He was a faithful member at Calvary Baptist Church in Deweyville. Lionel enjoyed hunting and fishing with his dad and son and woodworking.
Lionel was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend who will be truly missed by all who knew and loved him. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife of 64 years, Helen Clippa; and sister, Jeanette Hirsch. Those left to cherish his memory are his children, Linda Williams and husband, Donnell of Orange, Debra Spillers and husband, Lester of Leesville, La., Brenda Maxfield and husband, Steve of Buckeye, Ariz., Matthew Clippa of Deweyville and Belinda Sharp and husband, Marshall of Bridge City. He is also survived by 10 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren. Nolan Devillier Bridge City Nolan Joseph Devillier, 82, of Bridge City, Texas passed away Jan. 22, 2014, at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont. A Mass of Christian Burial was Jan. 27, at St. Henry Catholic Church in Bridge City with Father Steven Leger officiating. Burial followed at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Bridge City. Serving as pallbearers were Andrew and Junior Daville, Bryce Figari, Ty and Drew Hollier, Garrett Hill, Ryan Pruett and Landen McGavock. Born in Welsh, La. on April 24, 1931, Nolan was the son of Frank and Valentine (Ardoin) Devillier. He retired from the U.S. Merchant Marines and since 1973, was the owner and operator of Hitchin Post in Bridge City. Nolan was a member of St. Henry Catholic Church in Bridge City and the Knights of Columbus. He loved to fish, hunt, work with his horse and maintain his land with his bulldozer. He enjoyed going to the auctions every Saturday and collecting his “treasures”. He was preceded in death by wife, Mary Nell (Tate) Devillier; brothers, Dalvas and Delma Devillier; grandson, Randy Wilson; and great-grandson, Justin Breaux. Nolan is survived by his daughters and son-in-laws, Gwen and Tony Titus of Bridge City, Ginger Gunter of Bridge City, Kathy and Raymond Walker of Rosepine, La.; and son, Wayne Devillier of Bridge City. Nolan is also survived by his grandchildren and their spouses, Shelly and Andrew Hollier, Kim Titus, Chuck Wilson, Scott and Heather Wilson, Missy and Horace Daville, Terri and Ferrell McGavock, Nikki Pruett; twenty-one great-grandchildren; five
great-great-grandchildren; and sister, Burnadise Brown of Church Point, La. Johnnie Sage, Sr. Mauriceville Johnnie Sage Sr., 85, of Mauriceville, Texas passed away Monday, Jan. 20, 2014, at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont. Funeral services were Jan. 24 at Claybar Funeral Home Chapel in Orange. Entombment followed at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens near Bridge City. Serving as pallbearers were Matthew, Nicholas, Paul and Steve Kramlick, Josh Driskill and Curtis Hanson. Born in Navasota on April 23, 1928, Johnnie was the son of Joseph Sage and Eva (Dragon) Sage. He served for over 32 years in the U.S. Marine Corps. He served his country in WW II, the Korean War and three tours of duty in the Vietnam War. After retirement, he worked for Livingston Ship Yard and at Dupont Refinery. Johnnie was passionately devoted to the Marines, his country, his wife and his family. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Syble Sage; and siblings, Nick, Arthur, Harry, Bobby and Joseph Sage, Jr. and Katheryn Daigrepont. Johnnie is survived by his sons, Johnnie Sage Jr. and wife, Angela of Spring; Ronny Sage of Pittsburgh; daughter, Shirley Kramlick and husband, Steve of Beaumont; grandchildren, Tamara Driskill and husband, Josh, Matthew and Nicholas Kramlick, Marissa, Alexis and Jonathon Sage; great-grandchildren, Lily and Emma Driskill, Mason Owens; and siblings, Mack Sage of Kyle, Ruby Daltray and husband, Don of Bryan, Betty Nobles and husband, Gerald of Bryan, Rosemary Clanton and husband, Bobby of College Station, Raymond Sage and wife, Louise of Houston, Peggy Wade of Bartlett, Tenn., and Linda Waring of Austin. Cecil Williams Bridge City Cecil Ray Williams, 75, of Call and a former longtime resident of Bridge City, Texas passed away Monday, Jan. 20, 2014. A Mass of Christian Burial was Jan. 25, at St. Henry Catholic Church in Bridge City, with Father Steven Leger officiating. Grave side services followed Saturday at Mitchell Cemetery in Anacoco, La. Born in Leesville, La., on Feb. 3, 1938, Cecil was the son of Jesse Wilkerson and Mary Jane (Marcus) Wil-
liams. He was a member of St. Henry Catholic Church. Cecil loved music and instilled that same love of music in his children. He owned Cecil’s Grocery in Bridge City for many years and started Cecil’s Garage Door Service after closing the grocery store. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers and sister; and infant son, John Robert. Cecil is survived by his sons and their spouses, Mark and Judi Williams of Sugar Land, Bradley and Connie Williams of College Station, Michael and Ting Williams of Austin, Matthew Williams of Call; and daughters, Jennifer Williams of Wylie, Angela Williams and spouse, Amy DeLay of Round Rock. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Tyler, Justin, Ryan, Garrett, Lauren, Cassidy, Tori, Noelle and Jaden Williams; and sister, Ruby Luce and husband, Thomas of Buda. Serving as pallbearers were Justin, Tyler, Mark, Bradley, Michael and Matthew Williams. Honorary pallbearers were Larry Gurney, Dow Gene Anderson, Max Pelham and Kirk Roccaforte. Johnny Shelton Orange Johnny Lee Shelton, Sr., 77, of Orange passed away Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014 in Beaumont. A memorial service was Jan. 24 at Bethel Baptist Church, 2906 Western Avenue in Orange. Officiating was Pastor Mike Fink. Born in Hamburg, Ark., on Sept. 2, 1936, Johnny Lee was the son of Henry Lee and Clara (Almeva) Shelton. He served in the U.S. Marines and later worked and retired with the Equitable Bag Factory in Orange. He enjoyed being with his family and friends especially during Christmas when he was able to dress up as Santa Clause for family photos. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Elizabeth Thompson and brother, Bobby Jean Shelton. Johnny Lee is survived by his brother, John Wayne Shelton and wife, Margie; son, Johnny Lee Shelton Jr. and wife, Mitzie; son, Kurt Allen Shelton and wife, Trudie; numerous nieces and nephews; his close friend, Ray; grandsons, Ty and Cody and many numerous relatives and friends who will all miss him. The family would like to thank Patricia “Prissy” Mulholland and the many other family and friends for all the care and prayers given during his illnesses.
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Rethinking “Faith Like A Child” The Rev. Evan Dolive For The Record Being a parent is an awesome task. On one hand you have the responsibility of caring for another human being; on the other, children can push the limits of your sanity, sleep habits and your willpower while you watch the same TV show for the 14th time in a week. Parenting is not easy; don’t believe me-- Google ‘parenting tips’ and watch the advice flow in. Most of it is not worth reading but every now and then you can find a diamond in the rough. Every person who has ever been a parent (and some who have not) will have an opinion on everything from discipline, feeding schedules and car seat options. One important task that parents have is passing on values and beliefs to the next generation. Being a Christian my wife and I are raising our family in the church. Its wonderful to see the wheels turning in my daughter’s head as she is learning about the faith that I hold so dear. This past Christmas was especially wonderful because this was the first year that the story of the coming of Christ in the world as a baby in a manger prompted awe and wonder. I have to admit I envy her; she is hearing the stories of God, Jesus and the disciples for the first time. What I wouldn’t give to be able to listen to what goes on in her mind when she hears about angels singing or God loving humanity without conditions. We don’t give children enough credit. They are infinitely smarter than we think. Children figure out things that most adults have trouble comprehending. I truly believe that my daughter came out of the womb knowing how to operate an iPad. She gets that finger swiping and she can navigate the world of apps and photos with more precision and understanding that people 20 times her age. In the Gospel of Mark, we find these words of Jesus: “ I assure you that whoever doesn’t welcome God’s kingdom like a child will never enter it.’ (Mark
10:15--Common English Bible). This verse is referenced when someone speaks that followers of Christ should have “faith like a child.” Generally this is defined as “simple faith” or “faith without question.” This however is a misguided understanding. My daughter, although she is only 3, understands the notion of the gospel at basic level. For example, we went to the grocery store and while we were traversing the aisles my daughter exclaimed the words every parent has heard, “Daddy I want one of those.” I looked in the direction she was pointing thinking I was going to see a candy display or something with her favorite cartoon character on it. I didn’t see any of those things. I asked for her to clarify and she again pointed to a display of brown paper bags that had been filled with canned goods to be purchased for the local homeless shelter. She said, “I want to get one of those bags for the people who can’t come to the store to buy things.” I learned later that my wife the week previously had explained the bags to her. No matter how she learned about the bags, there was no way in the world I was telling her ‘no.’ What kind of message would that send to a child with a budding faith and curiosity about the world around her? I knew in that moment my three year old daughter was acting on her faith in a way that most adults never get a glimpse of. She didn’t ask how the people who needed the food got into the situation they were in and neither would Jesus. She didn’t say that too many people were receiving hands out and neither did would Jesus. She didn’t care about who got the bag of food and neither does Jesus. Please dont think that I am comparing my daughter to the Messiah because I am not; I merely trying to articulate that if we are
called to be followers of Christ then we should start doing some Christ like things. Children’s faiths are alive and strong and the church needs to recognize this and not just have corny “children sermons” that are usually well-intentioned but more often than not are not developmentally inappropriate. The church’s story is being heard and lived out in front of our eyes through the hands and feet of some of the smallest members of the church. Why are we amazed that more children as asking to give money or toys to others instead of receiving for themselves? This is something that should be an extension of our own faith; sometimes it takes the innocence of a child to reorient our thinking about what truly matters. Having faith like a child does not mean that we take everything at face value but it does mean that we have the ‘go-get-em’ attitude. Children’s faiths are constantly being shaped and formed by the people around them and by the answers they get to important questions they may have. If we cannot articulate our faith in a way that a child can understand then we have a failure in communication. I want to have a child’s faith; I want the stories of the Bible to be more than just words on a page or the same old story. I want to be emboldened in my faith to step out and be the hands and feet of Christ in the world around me. And if I can do that, I know that I will have a partner in ministry with me. Let’s not lose that sense of wonder that children possess. In Christ,
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Super Bowl: Two best teams, worst stadium choice KAZ’S KORNER JOE KAZMAR FOR THE RECORD
Solid trout caught during warm-up period. RECORD PHOTO: Dickie Colburn
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It’s been decades since the National Football League’s most proficient offense has been lined up against the NFL’s stingiest defense, but it’s about to happen Sunday evening in MetLife Stadium at The Meadowlands in East Rutherford, N.J. Rutherford, New Jersey, the first weekend in February??? That sounds ludicrous. What kind of an idiot would select such a stupid location for pro football’s most important game in the middle of one of our harshest winters? More than 60,000 fans will be out in the elements for upwards to seven hours Sunday getting to and from the stadium and then watching the game. The answer has to be the NFL’s illustrious commissioner Roger Goodell, who probably promised the two New York franchises (the Giants and Jets) who both use MetLife Stadium a Super Bowl bid if they supported one of his hair-brained proposals. Is this the same Roger Goodell who only last week chastised Seattle Seahawks’ star cornerback Richard Sherman for his post-season rant only moments after his defensive play assured his team a trip to Super Bowl XLVIII? Is this the same NFL commissioner that said absolutely nothing about former Dallas Cowboy Josh Brent who was sentenced the same day to only 180 days for intoxication manslaughter for a fiery car wreck that killed a Cowboy teammate? Goodell is not out of fresh ideas about changing the way football is being played in the
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HOMETOWN HOOPS... State ranked Lady Cardinals rip Silsbee 66-36, take on state ranked Lady Longhorns Friday
Bridge City Lady Cardinal Bailee Bacon drives the ball against the Silsbee Lady Tigers. RECORD PHOTO: Mark Dunn
Bridge City Lady Cardinals Bailee Bacon and Alexus Henry out pace Silsbee in 66-36 victory. RECORD PHOTO: Mark Dunn
Shayla Bratton does battle with Silsbee as the Lady Cards chalk-up another victory. RECORD PHOTO: Mark Dunn
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Bridge City Lady Cardinal Alexus Henry out maneuvers a Silsbee defender. RECORD PHOTO: Mark Dunn
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Woman gives birth to son weighing nearly 14 pounds SAN DIEGO – A Southern California woman says doctors predicted she would give birth to a big baby boy, but nobody was prepared for just how big. Jayden Sigler weighed in at 13 pounds, 14 ounces, when the healthy boy was delivered Thursday by cesarean section, the North County Times reported Saturday. His mother, Cynthia Sigler of Vista, said that her immediate reaction was: “How’d he fit?” Doctors initially estimated that Jayden would weigh about 9 pounds, but that number jumped to 11 by early March, the mother told the newspaper. Dr. Jerald White, who delivered the baby at
Alexus Henry on defense breaks up a Silsbee drive in basketball action in Bridge City. RECORD PHOTO: Mark Dunn
Kansas turns down bid to make Toto state dog TOPEKA, Kan. – There may be no place like home, but don’t tell Toto. A scene from The Wizard of Oz, featuring Judy Garland as Dorothy with her little dog, Toto. A Kansas House committee squashed a bid Monday to make the cairn terrier, a breed perhaps best known as that of Dorothy’s canine sidekick in The Wizard of Oz, the state’s official dog. Democratic state Rep. Ed Trimmer told the
Wichita Eagle he plans to reintroduce the bill next year. And Brenda Moore, a South Central Kansas Kennel Club official who first proposed the idea, says she plans to drum up public support for it this summer. The animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals opposed the measure, saying it believes it would cause Kansas puppy mills to “churn out litter after litter of the breed” and lead to fewer adoptions from animal shelters.
Tri-City Medical Center, said Jayden was the biggest of the 20,000 newborns he has helped usher into the world since he started in 1961. The doctor said delivering a very large baby via cesarean section is more challenging, but “it wasn’t so difficult that it created a problem for anybody.” Sigler said her own family didn’t believe her at first—she convinced her cousin it wasn’t a joke only after showing a photo of the scale readout. Jayden’s birth weight is almost twice that of his sister, Jailyn, now 2½. She was 7 pounds, 2 ounces at birth.
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Kaz: Super Bowl countdown
Earl Thomas and the Seattle Seahawk defense prepare to take the field against San Fransisco.
eight points it gets now for a touchdown and a two-point conversion. The competition committee meets with the players’ union in February at the NFL combine, where any new proposals are discussed. The committee then presents potential changes to the 32 owners at the league meetings in March, where Goodell can promise them more future Super Bowls for the right vote. Getting back to Sunday’s extravaganza, Super Bowl XLVIII features the Denver Broncos—the NFL’s best offensive team—against the Seattle Seahawks, which led the league in defense, allowing 273.6 yards per game, 14.4 points per contest and 39 takeaways, all tops in the league. Seattle is the first team to lead the NFL in those three categories since the 1985 Chicago Bears, according to ESPN Stats and Information. The Broncos’ leader is fourtime NFL Most Valuable Player Peyton Manning, who is trying to become the first NFL quarterback to win Super Bowls with two different
Defensive Player of the Year which will be announced Saturday night. “I think he’s the MVP of the league on defense, if you ask me,” former NFL coach and Monday Night Football analyst Jon Gruden recently told a Seattle newspaper. “I don’t see safeties play like this kid.” The Seahawks, with an average age on their roster of 26.4 years, are the second-youngest team to reach the Super Bowl, according to Pro Football Reference.com. All-Pro safeties Thomas and Kam Chancellor were drafted in 2010 while Sherman was a fifth-round selection in 2011. “Even though we’re young, I think we have a mature perspective of what it takes to perform well,” Seattle Head Coach Pete Carroll told newstimes.com. “We’ve never talked about the Super Bowl, we just talked about playing really well.” And I hope both teams both play really well, despite perhaps being hampered by the New Jersey February weather which is expected to be be-
ver quarterback Peyton Manning, who has utilized the stellar pass blocking from his offensive line and his quick release on his passes to avoid being sacked very often. Manning has never thrown passes against any of the Seahawks’ secondary, which also could prove very interesting. JUST BETWEEN US…Sunday’s Pro Bowl game—without the all-pros from the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks—used an entirely new concept of having honorary captains Jerry Rice and Deion Sanders use a draft format which was meant to improve the game. And it did just that Sunday night in Honolulu. Although it put teammates playing against each other, it was much more exciting than the previous Pro Bowls where the players were barely going through the motions and major television networks threatened not to carry the game if the action didn’t improve. It did prove exciting with Team Rice scoring a 20-yard touchdown by Dallas Cowboys’ DeMarco Murray and a twopoint conversion by Carolina running back Mike Tolbert with 41 seconds left to win 2221.
TED WILLIAMS for County Commissioner Precinct 2
Orange County Republican Primary
Denver Bronco quarterback Peyton Manning.
teams. Manning set NFL passing records this season with 55 touchdowns and 5,477 yards. He joins Dan Marino (1984), Kurt Warner (2001) and Tom Brady (2007) as the only quarterbacks to lead the NFL in yards passing and touchdown passes and reach a Super Bowl. However, all three lost the Super Bowl. And Manning still enjoys the preparation this week for
the Super Bowl and the work part of it, so he has something in common with Orange’s Earl Thomas III, the leader and signal caller of Seattle’s defense, dubbed the Legion of Boom. Nobody enjoys the game both practicing and playing than Thomas, who was named to his third straight All-Pro team, even though he has only been in the league four seasons. Earl also is one of the leading candidates for NFL
The Will To Win
The state ranked Bridge City Lady Cardinals go on the road Friday to take on the state ranked Hampshire-Fannett Lady Longhorns on Friday. Above: Bailee Bacon in action against Silsbee. RECORD PHOTO: Mark Dunn
Colburn: Too much winter The next drift yielded only six fish, but three of them were keepers. At that point, we opted to chance the slower bite and returned to fishing larger lures a little slower than the day before. Once again, doing what you do best paid off and at the end of the day we were only three fish short of two solid limits of trout. The three lures that paid off will come as no surprise to any veteran winter angler. We scored with a chicken on a chain Diedapper rigged on a 16th ounce head, a chartreusegold flake Maniac Mullet and
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tween 25-35 degrees with a 20-40 per cent possibility of precipitation. But as my old grandpappy used to say, great offenses set records but great defenses win championships. Despite the Seattle Seahawks being a twopoint underdog, I think they’ll beat Denver 20-17. KWICKIES…Tiger Woods missed the 54-hole cut for the first time in his career in last weekend’s Farmer’s Insurance Open at Torrey Hills, his old home course. Tiger went seven consecutive holes making bogey or worse and struggled just to break 80. He carded a 7-over 79 and went home a day early. The winner was Scott Stallings, who won by one stroke and collected a check for $1,098, 000. Fired Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak has been hired as the offensive coordinator for the Baltimore Ravens. The Cleveland Browns really wanted Kubiak, but couldn’t hire the five assistants he wanted to bring with him. Baltimore went for the deal and will have Rick Dennison as its quarterback coach. The Seattle Seahawks have been diligently working on ways to get pressure on Den-
a Texas Chicken Corky Fat Boy.The colors that have been so hot in the smaller Croaker are pink-pearl, chartreusegold and Texas Chicken. Don’t forget to throw in a dry change of clothes when fishing this time of year. I loaned my Frogg Togg Toad Skinz jacket and bibs to an angler last week that had to push his Pathfinder off a mud flat and was soaking wet. I wear them every day to block the wind and they were apparently warm enough to get him back to the launch safely. We never talked afterward, but I discov-
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ered a gift card in one of the pockets when he returned them the following day! Mark it on your calendar in the event that I fail to remind you again next week. The Orange County CCA Chapter is hosting their annual membership drive meeting at Robert’s Steak House February 10th at 6:30 p.m. There will be a guest speaker, door prizes and a raffle for a guided trip. Bring the kids as this organization is all about ensuring and enhancing the future of salt water fishing!
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Community Bulletin Board BC Little League Late Sign-Ups Bridge City Little League late registration is Jan. 30, 2014 at Bridge City Little League in the board room at 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. This includes the regular season and All-Stars! Age requirements: Boys ages 4-16 (as of April 30, 2014) Girls ages 4-16 (as of Dec.31, 2013) There is also a free Challenge League! Birth certificate and current utility bill for proof of residency is required. Cost is : 1st child $110. 2nd and 3rd child $60. 4th child or more free. $20 late fee for 1st child and $10 each additional child for late registration.
Saint Mary Knights of Columbus monthly dinner sales begin The Saint Mary Knights of Columbus, Council 1680, kicked off their monthly chicken, link and brisket dinner sales Jan. 19. Proceeds from these dinners, along with fish dinners that are offered during Lent, are used to contribute to charitable causes. These causes have included coats for kids, wheelchairs for the needy and two annual scholarships. “Continued focus on the right to life effort is always at the forefront,” said Juan Cantu, Chancellor for the Council. The mission of the Council is centered around the principles of charity, unity, fraternity and patriotism. Through these, we aim to make a difference in our community, church and family in which we serve.
OC Historical Society meets
The Orange County Historical Society will have their regular quarterly meeting on Feb. 4 at 6:30 p.m. in the Orange Public Library. Brown Claybar will speak on the planned restoration of the Orange Train Depot. The public is invited. If there are any questions, contact the Society at email@example.com.
by Pearl Burgess Special to The Record
Community Trash Off is Saturday Take pride in your city. Help clean Orange. Shangri La Botannical Gardens and Nature Center asks that groups, families and individuals register now to form teams to clean up the litter hurting our environment on Feb. 1, starting at Lions Park. People registered will get a free lunch and free tickets for the Feb. 8 performance of Great Mountain at the Frances Ann Lutcher Theater for the Performing Arts in Orange. For more information visit www.shangrilagardens.org or call 409-6700803.
BC Alumni Games this weekend The Glenn Pearson Alumni Basketball will be held at 3 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 1 at BCHS Gym. For more info contact tony. firstname.lastname@example.org. The Chuck Young Class Alumni Baseball Game will be be Saturday, Feb. 2. Events begin at 10:30; game starts at 12:00. For additional info contact email@example.com.
Super Bowl Ribs from BC KCs Feb. 2 The Bridge City Knights of Columbus Sacred Heart Council #3406, will be smoking pork spare ribs with cherry wood for the Super Bowl at $15 per rack of ribs. Advance orders for Super Bowl Ribs must be placed with a KC Member on or before Sunday, Jan, 26th. You can pick up your order in the KC Hall from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 2. For more info or to place your order go to “firstname.lastname@example.org”.
OC Historical Society meets Feb. 4 The Orange County Historical Society will have their regular quarterly meeting at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 4 in the Orange Public Library. Brown Claybar will speak on the planned restoration of the Orange Train Depot. The public is invited. Questions? Contact the Society at email@example.com.
Am. Legion Post 49 Fundraiser American Legion Post 49: 108 Green Ave., Orange will hold a fried fish plate lunch fund raiser from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 6. Cost is $8. Meal includes fried fish, potato salad, cole slaw, green beans, bread and dessert. Walk ins are welcome and delivery is available. Call 409.886.1241 after noon on Wednesday, Feb. 5 and before 9 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 6 for orders and deliveries.
OC Christian Writers Guild to meet The Orange County Christian Writers Guild will meet at 6 p.m., Monday, Feb. 4 at BrownHearing Center, 105 Camellia, Orange. They will be reading from their own works. Members are asked to bring 3 to 5 minutes worth to share. They should also have created a short biography for their Facebook page or future book jacket. For more info call Karen Stevens at 409-988-2588.
Are you planning to take a vacation this year? Will you travel the world or just stay near? Will you fly on a plane, or sail on a ship? You better start packing for an exciting trip. If you go by plane you can fly very high You can soar over mountains touching the sky, If you go by ship, it’s such a beautiful sight Looking up at stars shining brightly at night. Will you visit castles, museums, or parks? Will you get up early and explore past dark? Will you go to the beach with a rocky shore? Will you view giant whales, sea lions, and more? There is much to explore on both sea and land So much out there, see as much as you can, Exotic birds, animals, and colorful bees Take notice of the flowers and towering trees. As you travel about for your recreation Be aware of the splendor of God’s creations, Take time at day’s end before you nod To recognize the work of our awesome God.
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Your ads published in both newspapers, the County Record and the Penny Record plus on our web site TheRecordLive.com ApArtments mOVe In WItH DepOsIt OnLY and pay ZerO rent on one and two bedroom apartments until march at southern Oaks Apartments and the Village Apartments in Bridge City. We are now leasing one bedroom apartments. We pay water / sewer and trash on most apartments. the 2 bedroom apartments come with washer/ dryer connections and covered parking. each property is a family friendly community and is located within an excellent school district. We are located just minutes from all refineries and Colleges in a safe and quiet area. We accept pay by phone options for your convenience and have 24 hour on-site maintenance. Chamber of Commerce approved with an A+ rating with the BBB. stop by 245 tenny street from 9am till 5pm, monday thru Friday, or give us a call at (409) 735-7696. (1/29) 1/1 FUrnIsHeD ApArtment, 2619 Briggs Dr., Victory Gardens, 3 blocks from Bridge City. Drug / smoke and pet free, all utilities paid, $600 monthly, (409) 7354569. mOVe In speCIAL! Clean 1 and 2 bedroom apts.,Chateau Royal Apartments, 208 10 th. St., Orange, (409) 886-4776. (2/20) rOOms FOr rent prIVAte rOOm FOr rent In OrAnge. Private entrance and bath, mini fridge, TV, cable, microwave, linens furnished, covered parking. $125 week, $125 deposit. 409-8863457. 1/15 “gOLDen gIrLs” – A tAke OFF OF reAL LIFe. Many older ladies are now home sharing expenses. Searching for two ladies, non-smokers, to share
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pets I’Ve gOt pUppIes; they’re eating me out of house and home! Beautiful black and white, will grow to 40-60 lbs. They need good homes! Call Jonnie at (409) 988-9472. psA AL-AnOn meets Wednesday & Sunday at 7pm. 1512 Strickland Dr., Orange, call (409) 779-4289 or Cindy @ 994-5503 for details. gOLDen trIAngLe tOUgHLOVe is a self help parents support group for parents of children displaying unacceptable behavior. Meets every tues. At 7 pm.
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Field Workers 12 temp positions; approx. 10 months; job to begin 3/15/14 through 1/15/15; Duties: to operate farm equipment during field maintenance; planting of sugar cane by hand; operating farm equipment during harvesting of sugar cane; farm and field sanitation duties; operation and performing minor repairs and maintenance of farm vehicles and equipment. Able to work in hot, humid weather, bending and stooping to reach ground level crops and able to stand on feet for long periods of time. Once hired, workers may be required to take a random drug test at no cost to worker. Testing positive or failure to comply may result in immediate termination. $9.87 per hour; 40 hrs a week, OT may vary but not guaranteed; 3 months experience required in job offered. 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 HMC Farms, L.L.C. located in New Iberia, LA . Qualified applicants may call employer for interview (225) 207-0505 or may apply for this position at their nearest State Workforce located at 304 Pearl St., Beaumont, TX 77701.
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2 temp positions; approx. 10 months; job to begin 3/15/14 through 1/15/15; Duties: to operate all types of farm equipment including trucks and vehicles during field maintenance in the sugar cane and grain fields. Farm maintenance includes but not limited to cutting grass and limbs of trees, cleaning of fence rows and ditches and shovel work to maintain field drainage; planting of sugarcane by hand; planting of grain in the fields; farm, field and housing sanitation duties; operation and performing minor repairs and maintenance of farm vehicles and equipment. Must be able to work in hot, humid weather, bending and stooping to reach ground level crops and able to stand on feet for long periods of time and lift 50lbs or more. Once hired, workers may be required to take a random drug test at no cost to worker. Testing positive or failure to comply may result in immediate termination. $9.87 per hour; 35 hrs a week, OT may vary but not guaranteed; 3 months experience required in job offered. 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 Newton Cane Co. located in Bunkie, LA. Worksite located in Napoleonville, LA. Qualified applicants may call employer for interview (318) 346-4403 or may apply for this position at their nearest State Workforce located at 304 Pearl St., Beaumont, TX 77701.
3 temp positions; approx. 10 months; job to begin 3/15/14 through 1/7/15; Duties: to operate farm equipment during field maintenance; shovel work, tree cutting and weed control with backpack sprayer; planting of sugar cane by hand; operating farm equipment during harvesting of sugar cane; farm and field sanitation duties; operation and performing minor repairs and maintenance of farm vehicles and equipment. Able to work in hot, humid weather, bending and stooping to reach ground level crops and able to stand on feet for long periods of time. Heavy lifting of 50lbs. Once hired, workers may be required to take a random drug test at no cost to worker. Testing positive or failure to comply may result in immediate termination. $9.87 per hour; 35 hrs a week, OT may vary but not guaranteed; 3 months experience required in job offered. 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 Carmouche Planting Company, Inc. located in Belle Rose, LA. Qualified applicants may call employer for interview 225-473-1985 or may apply for this position at their nearest State Workforce located at 304 Pearl St., Beaumont, TX 77701.
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ACROSS 1. *”Love Me Tender” performer 6. “And She ___” by Talking Heads 9. “For Whom the ____ Tolls” 13. Wall coat 14. B&B, e.g. 15. *He fell in love
Field Workers 3 temp positions; approx. 10 months; job to begin 3/15/14 through 1/15/15; Duties: to operate tractors in the field in preparation for the upcoming planting season. To prepare fields by hand when needed, planting sugar cane by hand during the planting season and to operate equipment for the harvesting of sugar cane. Must be able to lift up to 50lbs. General sugar cane farm duties. $9.87 per hour; 35 hrs a week, OT may vary but not guaranteed; 3 months experience required in job offered. 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 Hebert Bros. Farm, Inc. located in Thibodaux, LA. Qualified applicants may call employer for interview 985-513-0406 or may apply for this position at their nearest State Workforce located at 304 Pearl St., Beaumont, TX 77701.
Field Workers 6 temp positions; approx. 10 months; job to begin 3/9/14 through 1/9/15; Duties: shovel work to keep fields drained, to walk cane rows while weeding grass patches, assisting with the upkeep of the shop, assisting with the upkeep of all equipment, to plant sugar cane by hand and assist with the harvesting of sugar cane. Run weed eater at farm site as needed. Must be able to lift 50lbs. $9.87 per hour; 35 hrs a week, OT may vary but not guaranteed; 3 months experience required in job offered. 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 T. Lanaux & Son, L.L.C. located in Edgard, LA. Qualified applicants may call employer for interview 985-4978667 or may apply for this position at their nearest State Workforce located at 304 Pearl St., Beaumont, TX 77701.
19. *He fell in love with Little RedHaired Girl 21. ______’s fee 23. Old age, archaic 24. Display displeasure 25. *Bride and groom say their “I ___” 28. Choir voice 30. Part of Yugoslavia 35. Iris holder 37. Paleozoic and Mesozoic 39. The fourth prime number 40. Rigid necklace 41. Of the kidneys 43. Baseball points 44. Was attached 46. Jittery 47. It should be opened when starting a fire 48. Winslow _____ and _____ Simpson 50. Back talk 52. “C’___ la vie!” 53. EU currency 55. *”Just an ___-fashioned love song” 57. *Cyrano de Bergerac’s love interest 60. *Popular Valentine’s delivery 64. Disturbances 65. Get it wrong 67. Spur on 68. Strong adhesive 69. By means of 70. Fragrant resin 71. “I, Claudius” role 72. Bird-to-be 73. *What Snow
with a face “that launched a thousand ships” 16. February “Peo-
ple,” e.g. 17. Parental involvement org. 18. Trojan War story
22 temporary positions; approx 10 months; job to begin 3/15/14 through 1/15/15; Duties: To opérate farm equipment during field maintenance; planting of sugarcane by hand; operating farm equipment during harvesting of sugar cane; farm and field sanitation duties; operation and performing minor repairs and maintenance of farm vehicles and equipment; Able to work in hot, humid weather, bending and stooping to reach ground level crops and able to stand on feet for long periods of time. Once hired, workers may be required to take a random drug test at no cost to worker. Testing positive or failure to comply may result in immediate termination. $9.87 per hour; 40 hours per week ; OT varies but not guaranteed. 3 months experienced required in job offered. 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 Adeline Enterprises, L.L.C. located in Jeanerette, LA. Qualified applicants may call employer for interview (337) 276-5503. Applicants may apply for this position at their nearest SWA office located at 304 Pearl St., Beaumont, TX 77701.
4 temp positions; approx. 10 months; job to begin 3/15/14 through 1/15/15; Duties: to operate farm equipment during field maintenance; planting of sugar cane by hand; operating farm equipment during harvesting of sugar cane; farm and field sanitation duties; operation and performing minor repairs and maintenance of farm vehicles and equipment. Able to work in hot, humid weather, bending and stooping to reach ground level crops and able to stand on feet for long periods of time. Once hired, workers may be required to take a random drug test at no cost to worker. Testing positive or failure to comply may result in immediate termination. $9.87 per hour; 35 hrs a week, OT may vary but not guaranteed; 3 months experience required in job offered. 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 AJW Farms, Inc. located in Thibodaux, LA. Worksite located in Vacherie, LA . Qualified applicants may call employer for interview 985-446-5961 or may apply for this position at their nearest State Workforce located at 304 Pearl St., Beaumont, TX 77701.
6 temp positions; approx. 9 ½ months; job to begin 3/15/14 through 12/31/14; Duties: to operate farm equipment during field maintenance; planting of sugar cane by hand; operating farm equipment during harvesting of sugar cane; farm and field sanitation duties; operation and performing minor repairs and maintenance of farm vehicles and equipment. Able to work in hot, humid weather, bending and stooping to reach ground level crops and able to stand on feet for long periods of time. Once hired, workers may be required to take a random drug test at no cost to worker. Testing positive or failure to comply may result in immediate termination. $9.87 per hour; 35 hrs a week, OT may vary but not guaranteed; 3 months experience required in job offered. 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 J.B. Falgoust Farms, L.L.C. located in Vacherie, LA. Qualified applicants may call employer for interview (225) 806-7000 or may apply for this position at their nearest State Workforce located at 304 Pearl St., Beaumont, TX 77701.
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1. Larger-than-life 2. Alfred “____” LaRue 3. Americans need one to enter Australia 4. Accustom 5. Sister to Blanche DuBois 6. Clean the blackboard, e.g. 7. Symbol of industriousness 8. Mix-up 9. Like white-headed eagle 10. Albany-Buffalo canal 11. His pants are on fire? 12. Hallucinogen 15. Slang for communist sympathizers 20. Lazybones
22. Breed 24. What’s-his-name 25. *Even-Steven kind of date 26. Convex molding 27. Red Cross supply 29. Arborist’s concern 31. Lord’s worker 32. Egg cell 33. *Aphrodite’s Roman counterpart 34. Early stage of sickness, e.g. 36. High school breakout 38. *”The Twilight ____,” romantic film series 42. Popular disinfectant 45. Like Danny Zuko’s hair 49. *”Your Love is Like the Morning ___” 51. Skiers’ turfs 54. *His character fell
8 temporary positions; approx 10 months; Job to begin on 3/15/14 through 1/15/15; Duties: preparing fields including weeding by hand, manual shovel work in fields, walking, stooping, lifting up to 50 lbs, reaching and kneeling to reach ground level crop during planting and harvesting of sugarcane and soybean. To operate and perform minor maintenance on farm vehicle and equipment. Farm sanitation duties. Work is done in all weather. Workers may be required to take random drug test at no cost to worker. Testing positive or failure to comply may result in termination. 3 months experience in job offered required. $9.87 per hour; OT varies, not guaranteed. 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 M. Hymel Sons, Inc. located in Vacherie, LA. Qualified applicants may call employer for an interview at (225) 265-7797. Applicants may apply for this position at their nearest SWA office located at 304 Pearl St., Beaumont, TX 77701.
10 temp positions; approx. 10 months; job to begin 3/15/14 through 1/15/15; Duties: General worker needed for sugar cane farm. Work includes tractor driving, field prep, fertilizing plants, and harvesting of crop. Field prep includes manual shovel work, cleaning drains, and hoeing of weeds, spot spraying and general farm labor. Help repair and maintain farm, field equip, levees, roads and shop. Load and unload trucks. Job involves stooping, lifting and working outside in inclement weather. $9.87 per hour; 35 hrs a week, OT may vary but not guaranteed; 3 months experience required in job offered. 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 Daniel Naquin Farms, Inc. located in Thibodaux, LA. Worksite located in Thibodaux and Schriever, LA. Qualified applicants may call employer for interview (985) 446-3245 or may apply for this position at their nearest State Workforce located at 304 Pearl St., Beaumont, TX 77701.
in love with Lois Lane 56. Be situated within 57. Tug-of-War equipment 58. Emanation 59. *Kisses and hugs 60. Hand grenade 61. “All for one, one for all” sword
62. Beef cut 63. Rotisserie skewer 64. *Dudley Moore/ Bo Derek romantic comedy 66. 18-wheeler
7 temp positions; approx 10 months; job to begin 3/10/14 through 1/10/15; Duties: to operate tractors in the sugar cane fields during the preparation for the planting of the crop. To assist with the hand planting of the crop and to assist with the harvesting of the matured sugar cane crop during the harvesting season. Shovel work in the fields and fertilizing of the crop. General Farm Labor. Must be able to work in hot, humid weather, bending and stooping to reach ground level crops and able to stand on feet for long periods of time. Once hired, workers may be required to take a random drug test at no cost to worker. Testing positive or failure to comply may result in immediate termination. $9.87 hr; 35 hrs a week; OT may vary but not guaranteed.; 3 months experience required in job offered. 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 Triple K & M Farms, Inc. located in Thibodaux, LA. Qualified applicants may call employer for interview at 985-446-3270. Applicants may apply for this position at their nearest SWA office located at 304 Pearl St., Beaumont, TX 77701.
1 temp positions; approx. 10 months; job to begin 3/15/14 through 1/15/15; Duties: to operate farm equipment during field maintenance; planting of sugar cane by hand; operating farm equipment during harvesting of sugar cane; farm and field sanitation duties; operation and performing minor repairs and maintenance of farm vehicles and equipment. Able to work in hot, humid weather, bending and stooping to reach ground level crops and able to stand on feet for long periods of time. Once hired, workers may be required to take a random drug test at no cost to worker. Testing positive or failure to comply may result in immediate termination. $9.87 per hour; 40 hrs a week, OT may vary but not guaranteed; 3 months experience required in job offered. 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 D and D Planters, Inc. located in Thibodaux, LA. Worksite located in Napoleonville, LA. Qualified applicants may call employer for interview 985-513-0406 or may apply for this position at their nearest State Workforce located at 304 Pearl St., Beaumont, TX 77701.
Field Workers 8 temp. positions; approx 10 months; job to begin 3/10/14 through 1/10/15; Duties: to operate tractors in the sugar cane fields during the preparation of the fields for the planting season. To assist with the planting and the harvesting of the sugar cane during the harvesting season. $9.87 per hour; 40 hr a wk; OT varies but not guaranteed; 3 months experience require in job offered. 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 Joe Beaud, III Farms, L.L.C. located in New Roads, LA. Worksite located in Morganza, LA. Qualified applicants may call employer for interview (225) 718-3131. Applicants may apply for this position at their nearest SWA office located at 304 Pearl St., Beaumont, TX 77701.
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Ten Tenors take on Broadway Thursday at the Lutcher Penny LeLeux For The Record The Ten Tenors will return to the Lutcher Theater at 7:30 p.m., Thursday as part of their tour in America. Ben Stephens has been a member of the Ten Tenors for about four and a half years. He was with them when they first came to the Lutcher a couple of years ago. “I’m really excited to be coming back, I loved it there,” he said. “All of Texas in fact is just fantastic.” Orange is one of their first engagements back in Texas. Stephens said overall, they will be spending a week and a half to two weeks in Texas, not at the same time. Their American tour will be three and a half months long. “That’s a long time to be living on a bus,” he said. “Fortunately all the Ten Tenors are quite good friends.” “We have three very new members to the group. This is their first tour ever,” said Stephens. “We’re very excited. We have a few pranks in store for them , but I can’t say too
much in case they read this newspaper,” said Stephens with a little laugh. This production is all show tunes. “We’ve wanted to do the musical theater cannon for so long now.” He said when they were in Orange the last time they did a song from Les Miserables. “The way the American audiences received that song was absolutely overwhelming.” Stephens said his background is around musical theater and he wanted to develop an entire show around musical theater. “I finally got my way. We are so lucky because we have ten very distinct male voices.” Stephens said the diversity lets them do many different styles of music theater. “We’re not just doing contemporary. We’re not just doing Rodgers and Hammerstein. We are covering the lot.” He said they started with 300 songs they thought would work and then whittled it down. It took them 18 months to develop the show, then they had a few preview performances in Australia that were well received.
He said they were a little nervous about bringing this show to America because it is all show tunes, “and you’re the land of show tunes.” He said he felt pretty confident, but they hadn’t played their first night yet when interviewed last week. “I think we’ve got it right, we’ve got it just where we want it.” The arrangements were done by one of the original Ten Tenors, Steven Baker, in London. They came into the States last week when the winter
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storm came through, landing in Oklahoma. “We’ve just come from the Australian summer where it is about 100 to Broken Arrow, Okla. where it is 10 (degrees),” said Stephens. “Quite a shock to the system, let me tell you,” he said with a laugh. The rapid changes in temperature does play havoc with throats and singing voices, but Stephens said they were taking it easy and making sure they were taking care of their voices. He said one of the members has really bad aller-
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gies. “We drink lots of tea and lots of cold water and that gets us through it; and lots of long slow warm-ups before the shows.” One of his favorite things that he can’t wait to enjoy again in Orange is the food. “Texans really know how to put on a feast.” After the show, they will come out to meet the people. “We like to meet the people that come to the show and ask why they came and if they enjoyed it; if they’ve got feedback
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for us. We really enjoy doing that at the end of every show. We’ll sign their playbill,” he said. Tickets can be ordered online at Lutcher.org or the box office. Cost is $35-55 with students receiving a $5 discount. It appears online the orchestra is sold out, but there are still seats available in the balcony. The theater is located at 707 Main Ave. The theater will reopen Thursday after closures due to weather. Call the box office at 409-8865535.
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