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Week of Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Briggs become athletic director in BC David Ball

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There have been recent big changes made in the Bridge City Independent School District Athletic Department. According to Mike King, BCISD superintendent, Coach Cris Stump will be the head coach of the football program


for grades 7th through 12th. In the past he acted as the athletic director for all sports. “He will now just oversee the football pro-

gram,” King said. In addition, Richard Briggs, who has been the high school principal, will become the new

BC Knights Offer Lenten Fried Fish Dinners

Dinners will be served each Fri. (except Good Fri.) during Lent at the Bridge City KC Hall on W. Round Bunch, adjacent to St. Henry Catholic Church. Dinner is $8 (fried fish, French fries, hush puppies, cole slaw)  Customers can dine-in or take-out dinners. We will also delivery 10 or more orders. For more info contact the Knights at 409.735.5725.

BCCC awards Cormier Bridge City Head Football Coach Cris Stump. RECORD PHOTO: Mark Dunn

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The Bridge City Chamber of Commerce recognized Donna Cormier as their employee of the month at their monthly networking coffee held at Paradise Donuts located at 2875 Texas Avenue, Suite B in Bridge City.

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Dick Porter, AARP tax volunteer counselor, helps prepare Betty Odom’s taxes at the Orange Public Library. AARP is offering free tax filing assistance from 12:15 p.m. to 4 p.m. every Wed. and Friday until April 11 and April 15 at the Orange Public Library. Trained volunteers will be available during those hours. RECORD PHOTO: David Ball

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Tic toc. Tic toc. Time is running out. It will be April 15 before procrastinating taxpayers will know it. For those who haven’t filed yet, or who need assistance, there’s some free help out there in completing your taxes before the deadline. AARP is offering free tax filing assistance from 12:15 p.m. to 4 p.m. every Wednesday and Friday until April 11 and April 15 at the Orange Public Library. Trained volunteers will be available during those hours. Electronic filing will also be available. No tax returns will

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ing experience, according to King. “The board is very excited to be making these changes,” King said. “We feel this is a good opportunity to have an individual oversee all sports for both girls and boys in grades 7 through 12 including the P.E. program. We also feel it is a good idea to have an individual over just the football program to focus on the needs of the program.”

athletic director. From now through the end of the school year, Briggs will do “double duty” as the principal and athletic director. BCISD has plans to hire a new principal before the start of the 2014-15 school year. In his new position, Briggs will oversee all sports, both girls and boys, in grades 7th through 12th. This will include the physical education program. Briggs brings to the program about 20 years of coach-

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be started after 4 p.m. Dick Porter with AARP said the majority of the tax counseling is for elderly residents, but they also assist low income residents with their taxes. “We’ll take anyone who comes in,” Porter said. “The program is demand-driven and by need.” Anyone seeking assistance should bring the following: All W-2 and 1-00 Forms including Social Security benefits statements. Records of capital gains and losses. Receipts of medical expenses, taxes paid, interest paid, FREE TAX HELP Page 3A

The Bridge City Chamber of Commerce recognized Donna Cormier as their employee of the month at their monthly networking coffee held at Paradise Donuts located at 2875 Texas Avenue,

Suite B in Bridge City. Donna, a hair stylist at Michelle Michele Day Spa always does a great job and is very accommodating, skillful and friendly. In her nomination, it was stated that “There have been times that she has come in to take care of a customer’s needs (me)

when she normally doesn’t work just to help me look my best for appointments, etc. She always has a smile on her face and makes me feel welcomed each time I see her.” She also is a closet DJ and livens up her environment.

Caribbean cruise is dangerous in BC Staff Report For The Record

It’s going to be a Dangerous Night on a remote desert isle in the Caribbean where a private cruise ship has arrived by mistake! Come and see how some interesting passengers and the crew discover mysteries of the desert isle and each other! Watch out for smugglers, crooked business professionals and even a murderer! With your help perhaps Colonel Custard the Chief of the Island Police will be able to

solve the crime. The event will take place at

the Bridge City Community Center located 101 Parkside on March 28 (family night) and March 29 (adults/alcohol will be served). Friday night tickets are $20 each or table for eight $150 and Saturday night tickets are $40 each or $300 table for eight. PRICES INCLUDE DINNER, and may be reserved by called 409-735-5671 from 8:30 to 1:30 or download the reservation form from this website. Tables should be reserved in advance.

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An a-ha moment from a page in life Caroline Brewton Columnist

a-ha! moment for me: that was when several things came together. We were seated, looking at our menus, and I was dumbfounded. Living on the Gulf Coast, I’ve been eating great, fresh seafood my entire life. But this was my first experiences with Pacific seafood. There were fish on the menu I didn’t even know you could eat, like swordfish. Everything looked good, and I knew I was out of my depth. Enter the waiter. A great waiter knows the menu inside and out and is much, much more apt to recommend something you’ll like than the impulse of a brain confronted with food it’s never tried before. We just happened to have a great waiter that day, and in a moment of inspiration I asked him, “What can I order here that will taste delicious and I can’t get anywhere else in the world?” He smiled at me and told me it was a great question. “Let me go talk to the chef,” he said. So we waited, nibbling at our bread. Finally, he came back and told me that the chef had just received a fresh, large hali-

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“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” St. Augustine. My parents made a real effort to teach me about the value of travel growing up, and to that extent, I did a lot of exploring. Especially with my father, who often traveled for work and invited me along. I quickly learned that even trips that sounded mundane offered chances for exploration My freshman year of college, I was received a call from him about a trip to California. My mother was busy, and he happened to have an extra plane ticket. Would I be interested in going? I was thrilled. We explored Monterey and San Francisco. While we were in San Francisco, we visited Scoma’s on the Wharf, one of the highest-grossing independent restaurants in the nation. It was rated by friends that lived there as an experience not to miss. And with good reason — Scoma’s served me the best meal I have ever had. Period. The. Best. That’s a serious superlative; I don’t use ‘best’ lightly when I’m talking about food. Food is serious. But beyond just serving mind-blowing food, my dinner at Scoma’s represents an

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but, and he was willing to make me something unique from the very best part of the fish. And he did. The waiter called it “halibut chop” and it was served with cheesy polenta, and, of all things, turnip greens, which were completely delicious and reminded me of home. Every bite was a song. I did not leave a single scrap on my plate. And when the waiter brought us the check, I thanked him for his excellent service and sent my compliments to the chef. I’ve had a lot of great food in my lifetime, but this experience stuck with me. It became my dad’s favorite story. It’s embarrassing, isn’t it, when your parents tell stories about you? I’m always a little embarrassed to be discussed in the third person. However, I’m also a little proud my father chooses this story to illustrate my character to his friends and co-workers. It’s me at my best self, how I’d like to be presented, and not just some random story about something funny I did as a kid. I only offer a few blushing protestations when he tells it. Here’s what I learned from this episode: 1.) Listen to your waiter. If you don’t know what to order, don’t be afraid to ask for advice. 2.) Don’t be afraid to ask questions. 3.) Trust the chef. Think about it: this person spent a fair amount of time learning to make delicious things.

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McLewis man is a ‘Mayhaw Maniac’ David Ball

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Though William Moore now calls himself a “Mayhaw Maniac,” he got a start in growing the fruit later in life. Jewel Clement, his motherin-law, gave he and his wife, Jane, the 10 acres in McLewis where they now reside in 1976. Clement love mayhaws and suggested he plant the entire property with mayhaws. Moore was hesitant at first, but he reached an agreement with Clement: He said if he could find a mayhaw tree with one-inch berries he would plant the 10 acres with mayhaw trees. He found that tree with the berries and the rest is history. “It’s more than about mayhaws, and jelly, it’s about people, and it’s all about God and how the people react with each other. That’s the main reason I’m in it,” Moore said. “I’m not in it for the recognition. I’m in it for the people. This year will be as super bumper crop. I’ve already have orders for over 1,600 gallons.” Moore added his wife and business partner, Jane, also got him involved with mayhaws through her encouragement and support, and his friend and horticulturist, Barney Childress. Mayhaws (Crataegus aestivalis, C. rufula, or C. opaca) are very common south of the 1,000 hour chill line, according to the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension website. They grow under hardwood timber in the wet floodplain soils along creeks and rivers. These small trees are of the Hawthorne family. The fruit is small and apple-like and ripens during the late April and early May in East Texas. They have beautiful white blossoms in the Spring and are desirable as ornamentals as well as for wildlife cover and forage. “We’ve just gone through a

William Moore explains how his berry cleaning machine operates. Moore has requests for more than 1,600 gallons of mayhaws alrea dy. RECORD PHOTO: David Ball

wonderful chill-hour rest period cycle in the world of fruit trees. All of this cold weather triggers these hormones. Now you’re ready to fill your trees with an abundance of buds which that happened this year,” he said. Moore said in February, his trees were a solid mass of white blooms and one couldn’t tell where one bloom left off and where one began. Mayhaws, additionally, do not require very many chill hours as other fruit trees require. “Therefore, the average mayhaw tree will bloom at the slightest break in the weather,” Moore said. “For instance, in a prolonged drought period, it will think it’s going through a rest period or the chill-hour requirement period. You get a rain and the next thing you know you have sporadic blooms. Some of them will set fruit.” For example, in 2006, after Hurricane Rita blew through the area in 2005, the chemical composition of the trees and plants were changed. Moore, furthermore, had full, mature sized fruit on his trees on December 25, 2005- suitable for making jelly. Further proof of that abun-

dant year was one of Moore’s friends, Lucas Paul Smith of Port Acres, age 69, picked 35 gallons of berries off of one tree in 2005 equaling an eight to 12 hour work day. Information and observations are very limited on some varieties, according to the Texas A&M site. Most ripen over a 10 to 30 day harvest period, but some varieties may have 80% of the fruit ripe at one time. ‘Super Spur’ and ‘Super Berry’ seem to have the best yield and tree form. These varieties bloom early so they are best grown in central East Texas and Southeast Texas. The ‘Super Spur’ has chilling problems during mild winters in the Beaumont area. ‘Big Red,’ ‘Winnie Yellow,’ ‘Highway Red,’ ‘Highway Yellow,’ ‘T.O. Warren Superberry,’ Angelina, Harrison, Big Mama, and the #1 Big varieties usually bloom later and are better adapted to Northeast Texas. A potential grower in Northeast Texas should still plant ‘Super Spur’ and ‘Super Berry’ mayhaws due to the potential of these two selections when late freezes do not damage the crop. Everyone around him was hit by an ice storm this winter

with the exception of Moore’s. To harvest the fruit, Moore will hit the limbs, allow the fruit to land in a tarp, and process them in the berry cleanera maching that removed all of the debris and dust from the berries. Growers only have one month to get the fruit off the trees before the weather becomes too warm. “It (the berry cleaner) has taken the work out of it for me and I’ll be 76 next month,” he said. Moore also thanks the volunteers who come to his property to pick and process the mayhaws every year. Last year, Moore sold berries to Shreveport, Lafayette, and back to Houston, and all points in between. He sells predominately to jelly makers and even to some whole sellers who take 200 to 300 gallons at a time. Moore has been in business for 24 years. He added no two years are exactly the same. “It’s always something different,” he said. “I’m not going to go up on my prices because my people are my friends. They’re my customers, but some of them are my best friends, and I get close to my customers and we form a family-type relationship. There’s a lot to it. It keeps me busy the year-round.” As to the versatility of the fruit, Moore said mayhaws can be substituted in recipes which call for either apples or apple juice. They can be converted into a salad dressing or spiced up and used as a meat sauce. “It’s hard to beat a mayhaw jelly. It’s unique. When you taste it, it will come back and tell you I’m a mayhaw.” Other uses are for candy, cookies, cakes, bread and a cheesecake. He said mayhaws taste like strawberries to him without the sugar content. The jelly can also be used in between cake layers. Moore said one challenge

with the mayhaw trade is that growers can’t expand because the berries are immediately snatched up to be used in jelly. Freezes and frost limit where the mayhaws may be grown too. Mayhaws have grown in 36


states, however, it’s next to impossible to grow mayhaws north of Interstate 20 due to cold weather. They grow extremely well, however, in the Gulf region, all the way to Florida.

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contributions, casualty and theft losses, job expenses, sales tax receipts for major purchases and Social Security cards for dependents. Also, a copy of the 2012 tax return is very helpful to volunteers assisting in the preparation of the 2013 return. Porter has been involved with AARP tax assistance since 1994. He said it started long before that when Reese Littlefield founded the program. The tax return preparation takes about 30 minutes to complete. Often taxpayers would have to pay back much more to the IRS if it wasn’t for the AARP assistance. “The system is complicated enough. We do an accurate tax return and get the refund the taxpayer is entitled to,” he said. All volunteers are trained and certified by AARP. They are also trained under the IRS’s Link and Learn training instructional program and they must pass a competency test every year. “I want to say kudos to the volunteers,” Porter said. “We could always use more next year.” The AARP crew at Orange consists of five counselors, a quality review person and two client facilitators who schedule appointments. The AARP organization in this area falls under the greater Houston umbrella. Other free tax help in addition to the AARP is at the Jackson Community Center at 520 W. Decatur Avenue in Orange. Families earning up to $50,000 are eligible for assistance. Executive director Elizabeth Campbell said the assistance is done through appointments only during the hours of 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays and will last until April 14. They also prepare electronic filing. Campbell asks taxpayers to bring Forms W-2 and a 1099statement of earning, driver’s license, Social Security card, dependent’s Social Security card, property tax statements and interest paid on properties in a 1098 Form and a tax identification number and military identification. Both parties must be present also if filing jointly. All volunteers are trained under the VITA program- Volunteer Income Tax Training Assistance from the IRS in Beaumont. Some of the volunteers also have previous tax training. Jackson Community Center also offers financial education and services to residents. The program is sponsored by the Community Outreach Program of Lamar University, Entergy Texas and the Jackson Community Center. In addition to the W. Decatur Avenue location, other locations include James Zay Plaza, 610 Burton Avenue in Orange, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesdays; Orange Navy Homes, 1885 Farragut Avenue in Orange, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesdays and Cypresswood Crossing, 1010 Highway 87 in Orange, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursdays. To schedule an appointment and for additional information, contact Elizabeth Campbell at 409-779-1981 or e-mail at


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surgery in Houston this week. *****Bill Richter, our neighbor, had lung surgery and is home fighting the fight. *****Orange police respond to a call and discovered Robert McDonald, 56, had been shot in the chest and was dead. Judge Janice Menard ordered an autopsy.*****Sherlock Breaux judges Rosalie Clark’s baked fish, stuffed with small shrimp, as the best eats at the St. Joseph Altar.*****Betty Harmon bought Corky four bags of dirt for his birthday then took him to Houston to see the Azalea Trail then said, “Honey, you know what you can do with that dirt.” I can guess what his mind was thinking. *****Neighbor Cox and Ms. Ginny prepare soil for the neighborhood garden. They will plant in a few days. *****Rose Lee Larkin, 84, died on March 17. She was the daughter of Rene and Charles Zeto, the wife of Ken, mother of LeAnn and sister of the late Frank Zeto and brothers V.J. and Charles, Jr.*****Christine Long, 82, died March 15. She was the mother of Vic, Phillip and Leah. Services were held March 18 at Claybar. *****Elizie Richard, 94, of Orange, died March 15. *****Billie Jean Stoud, 77, of Orange, died March 18. Service was held March 21 at Dorman Funeral Home. *****Bennie H. Plunkett, 67, died March 16. *****Daniel “Danny” Dumas, 76, died March 15.*****Roy Jefferson “Moose” Aaron, 63, died March 4, services held March 22 at Dorman’s burial in Albuquerque, New Mexico.*****Brittany James celebrated her 14th birthday*****PawPaw Alfred celebrates his 80th.*****New Church on the Rock opens on Texas Ave. in Bridge City, in the former Big Red Pantry location. Bridge City head volley ball coach, Lance Faulkner, will be the new pastor.

From the Creaux’s Nest SPRING ARRIVES--TIME MARCHES ON Tomorrow is the first day of spring. Non too soon for me. I haven’t warmed up in three months thanks to the coldest winter in several years. My buggy not having a working heater all winter hasn’t helped. I was told the coils were stopped up. My stupid statement was, “I’m not worried about it, the weather never gets cold enough to need a heater here.”***** A dozen days have gone by since that Malaysian airline disappeared with 239 folks on board. The Boeing 777 has been making “Breaking News” every time I tune in to television. It’s breaking news with nothing new. Same old breaking news, maybe the next time I tune in there will really be breaking news. I now have doubts about it ever being found. *****Meanwhile, Crimea residents voted Sunday to secede from Ukraine and join Russia. Putin probably has in mind taking in all of the Ukrainian nation. The U.S. and European officials refuse to accept the results and are prepared to impose a cost so high that Russia’s economic consequences could be long lasting. There is not much more the U.S. can do short of war. *****I missed the St. Joseph Altar at St. Mary Church on Sunday. I’m glad to hear I was missed. I also hear it was a good one. Corky did bring me the Novena prayer to St. Joseph. I started my day by reading it. *****Today is Corky’s 86th birthday. He’s in a great mood and we’re having bagels to celebrate. Corky is an inspiration, being so full of life and accomplishments at his age and not showing any signs of quitting anytime soon. Good for him. I’m sure Betty will take some credit for his well being. I’m writing about another 86 year old in the next paragraph. *****It’s come on a beautiful day and I’m way behind. I’d best get going. Come along, I promise it won’t do you no harm. AT 86, GOV. EDWARDS LAUNCHES COMEBACK Edwin W. Edwards, the 86-year-old former four term governor of Louisiana, announced this week that he was running for congress of the Baton Rouge District as a Democrat. For many years the Feds tried to put Edwin in jail but each time they failed. Finally, he was charge with racketeering and extortion and sentenced to 10 years. He completed eight years of the term. His son also served time in the joint. While in prison, Edwin gave his beautiful wife a divorce. He said it was the right thing to do. She was much too young and pretty to just sit around waiting for him to get out of jail. Since his release, he has gotten married, fathered a child and starred on a reality television show. Edwards’ true ambition was to run for governor but a state law prohibits convicted felons from running for governor until 15 years after the end of their sentence. Edwards, known for his wit, listed potential obstacles to a race including his age, his criminal record and Louisiana moving so far to the right, especially in the 6th District. Then he explained why that wouldn’t keep him from a new career in Washington. “I acknowledge there are good reasons why I should not run but there are better reasons why I should.” Edwards served in Congress in 1965-72, ran for governor and became the first Cajun governor of the state. A native of Crowley, the rice capital, known for its famous Rice Festival, which is also the home of our outstanding Port Director, Gene Bouillion. Edwards’ family was rice farmers and so were Gene’s folks. He learned about politics in the Edwards hay days. Gene would probably tell you that Edwards’ biggest mistake is not running in one of the thirteen Acadian parishes because Cajuns would still support him today. Cajuns I know still believe after being tried by the Feds three times, they finally railroaded him. An old Cajun said to me, “Edwin him, he took his medicine and served his time like da man he is. Many of dem no good politicians have stole a lot more dan Edwin and got away wit it.” Nelson, you got a point but he did get caught. TURNING BACK THE HANDS OF TIME-10 Years Ago-2004

Bridge City coach Troy Woodall retires. All but six weeks of his 40 years in coaching were spent at one school district, BCISD. With an interview with Dickie Colburn in mid-March, Woodall said, “I graduated from East Texas Baptist College on a Friday and was coaching Monday morning. Glen Pearson had been my wife Brenda’s basketball coach at Bridge City and he knew of a temporary opening at Stark High in Orange. In the middle of a spring training session, Bridge City coach Chief Wilson, walked up, tapped me on the shoulder and announced that he was adding me to his expanded staff at Bridge City.” For the next 40 years, Woodall remained a Cardinal. He was there during the Steve Worster/Chief Wilson/Cardinal glory days and state championship. (Editor’s note: for all those years I’ve known Troy he’s been a prince of a guy. He has caught a million pounds of fish and though I never got even one white perch, I still think he’s a great guy. We see him from tine to time at Claybar Funeral Home, where he serves during funerals. Keep on keeping on Coach.)*****Our buddy Wynne Hunt had heart

35 Years Ago-1979 For 68 years, Orange master tailor, Clayton L. Meredith, known professionally around the United States as “Meredith the Tailor” has been practicing his trade. He and wife Grace are the parents of two daughters, Mrs. Laverne Parish and Mrs. Feagin Windham. Meredith the Tailor provides everything expected of a modern tailor. Fabric for custom-made suits cost as much as $58 per yard and a suit requires from three and a half to three and five eights yards of material plus 32 to 36 hours of labor. His customers have included Gov. Huey Long, Pres. Harry Truman and Gov. Jim Ferguson. His most notable client was Madame Ernestine Schumann-Heink, famed operatic contralto. (Editor’s note: When Mr. Meredith passed away he was Orange’s last master tailor that made everything from scratch to custom fit. He used imported fabric from around the world. Betty Jo Spence recorded his life in a story written for the Opportunity Valley News in 1979.)*****Eight Bridge City guys compete for the title of Miss Community Center. Contestants who displayed their “feminine” talents were Miss LaDonna (Don Breaux), Miss Latrina La Munch (Terry Bourdier), Miss Little Egypt (Troy Broussard), Miss Geraldine (Curtis Lee), Miss Tootsie (Donald Cole), Miss Fannie Barr (Tim Libby), Miss Charming Charmaine (Charles Johnson) and Miss Trixie Delight (Steve Baker). Miss LaDonna won the competition and swimsuit. Richard “Deanna” Solomon was usherette. W.T. Oliver was master of ceremonies.*****BC High School names David Dutshman, valedictorian; Ted Spurlock, salutatorian and Carlette Bevil highest ranking girl.*****The BC Class of 1969 holds a reunion meeting at the home of Sharon Dauterive Sparks, 317 Paula, to discuss the 10-year reunion.*****Ginny and Jack Plunk to celebrate their 35th wedding anniversary March 25. They’re one of our area’s finest couples. *****Angela Laperolerie will be two years old March 25. A FEW HAPPENINGS Neighbor Cox and Ms. Ginny’s daughter Karen and husband Keith drove down from Oklahoma to visit the old folks. Nuttz and Boltz, the guys across the street from the Cox’s, at Bridge City Automotive, wanting to be good neighbors, sent a dozen chocolate covered donuts to Cox and his guest Saturday morning. Cox says the donuts were okay but they had licked all the chocolate off of them. Can you believe two good old boys like Mark and Bryan would do something like that?*****By the way, I understand that Dist. Judge Courtney Akkeen’s coordinator, Latouia Leverett, finally accepted longtime boyfriend Aaron DuBois’ marriage proposal with a July 18th wedding date set. She is proudly displaying the ring that set Aaron back a few bucks. Judge Courtney came back to work March 4 after giving birth to twins looking as great as ever.*****The Bridge City K. C.‘s are a homely bunch of old boys but man can they cook up good catfish and all the trimmings. They’ve got beautiful women who serve up the stuff. You’re missing a treat if you’re not eating at the K.C. Hall on Friday. Great fellowship, also. If you don’t have the time for yakking they fix a nice plate to go.*****A few folks celebrating birthdays this week. On March 19, Roman Carpenter, one of the late Sammy Carpenter’s boys celebrates. Also, Brandy Mayo, Courtnie Campbell and Hannah Wailes. Bruce Willis will be 59 and Glenn Close 67 on this day. *****On March 20, Jarvis Barrow, Kamela Latiolais, Jamie Preston, Diane Sims and Abby Ludwig celebrate. This is the first day of Spring and is on this day Spike Lee turns 51.*****March 21 finds Barbara Mosier, widow of the late Don Mosier, celebrating another birthday and also on this day one of the best athletes to ever attend B.C. High, Johnny Dishon turns 25; Orangefield native Harold Scales moves a year closer to old age; Pam Nugent, Ruth Mason and Kyle Anderson also celebrate.***On this day Rosie O’Donnald will be 52 and our buddy Gene Hidalgo died at age 72 on this day in 2012.*****On March 22, Wanda Taylor, Caren Carpenter and Robert Thomas celebrate. William Shatner turns 83. *****On March 23 Euel Norwood, who is a good guy, will soon catch up to the old guys. Also celebrating is one of the best female athletes to attend B.C. High, Natalie Sarvar, will be a year older, also gospel singer Helen Clark, Aiden Leverett and Renee Dillion. *****On March 24, longtime friend, longtime writer, Lamar retired, Rush’s bride, Louise Wood celebrates and when she celebrates it’s quite a celebration. Also celebrating but more subdued is Coach Joe Blanda, grandson of the late, famous Joe Blanda. Brenda Edwards and Grant Kimbrough will also celebrate on this day. *****Time seems to fly. I‘m told that Christy Khoury has been at the County 12 years now. I’m also told pretty Heather Montagne has been a State Farm agent four years. Hard to believe. *****March 25, Warren Claybar, the third generation of Claybar Funeral Home directors, celebrates and also Mike Vincent, Matt Thompson and Mary Grimes. Happy birthday to all. *****I understand Peggy’s on the Bayou, where the alligators feed, is now opening on Sunday. That’s where I’ll dine this Sunday.*****Matt Bryant, Bridge City native in the NFL, was honored last week with Atlanta’s Community Spirit Award for his charity work. If my memory

serves me right, he received the same award when he was in Tampa Bay. *****A new development in AIDS prevention. Scientists have showed that monkeys can be protected against infection with a vaginal gel even when used as long as three hours after sex. This gel would be very useful in countries where women have little protection against violence or rape because they could apply it surreptitiously. *****Everyone who knows John Dubose knows how efficient he is with time. Every minute is planned and few wasted. Last week he jumped in his truck headed to the position drawing for the new runoff ballot. About the time he got to the Bridge City police station, a car came out of nowhere, crossed two lanes and ended up right in John’s path. He got a lot of soreness out of it but his biggest concern was his truck. “I live in that truck.” The other guy got the ticket but John, who is a stickler for being prompt, didn’t make it to the drawing. Someone drew for him.*****The big event in Las Vegas this week was when Bluebell Ice Cream went on sale for the first time. Texas and Louisiana transplants went wild when the little creamery in Brenham spread to Vegas. It was like when Coors beer first arrived in Texas. People would drive from Orange to buy the Colorado Kool Aid when it first sold in Dallas. A few years later Coors is not that big a deal. Congratulations to Richard Briggs, named athletic director at Bridge City. We wish him all best. Birthdays This Week Buffy Dioron, Christin Wright, Courtnie Campbell, Deborah Miller, Roman Carpenter, Hannah Walles, Brandy Mayo, Donna Fong, Abby Ludwig, Ben Walles, Jamie Preston, Jan Savage, Diane Sims, Keely Benefield, Kamela Latiolais, Brittany Backer, Erma Goss, Ester Brown, Barbara Mosier, Pam Nugent, Terry McFarlane, Ronelle Irvine, Kyle Anderson, Otto Whisenant, Ramona Huff, Harold Scales, Ruth Mason, Stephen McKenzie, Tanya Simon, Lisa Roberts, Shirley Musser, Waunice McReynolds, Robert Thomas, Kyle Leyendecker, Wanda Taylor, Carroll Kile, Carsen Carpenter, Euel Norwood, Mary West, Kenneth Kemp, Lance Eads, Corbin McLellan, Kurt Haggard, Chad Gearhart, Margaret Boehme, Margery Sargent, Natalie Sarvar, Renee Dillon, Tiffany Smith, Helen Clark, Cambree Williams, Grady Rawls, Forrest Wood, Hannah Drane, James Stone, Joseph Blanda, Matt Hanson, Louise Wood, Mary Ann Smith, Zara Killman, Bobby Rash, Brenda Edwards, Grant Kimbrough, Katie Birdwell, Mary Grimes, Matt Thompson, Scott Mangham, Warren Claybar, B.J. Walker, Mike Vincent, Karen Bozman, Mary Glazner, Joe Alford, Margie Fields, Marjorie Fields, Sherry Stevens and Christy Day. CAJUN STORY OF THE WEEK Joe Comeaux and Alsid Boudreaux was having a couple beers at Tee Boy’s Lounge wen dey descide dey would skip work and go catch da Golden Gloves boxing match in Lafayette. Boudreaux’s nephew was fighting, him. Joe said, “I better call da wife and tell her I’m not going to work me.” Boudreaux say, “Here use my cell phone and we go.” Joe him, he press da buttons on da phone and put it to his ear.” “Hi honey, dis is you daddy, is you mama near da phone?” “No daddy, she’s upstairs, her, in da bedroom wit Uncle Frank.” Joe him, he pause awhile and he say, “But you don’t got an Uncle Frank, honey.” “Oh yes I do, and he’s in da bedroom wit mommy rat now, him.” “Un, okay den, here’s what I want you to do. Put down da phone, run upstairs and knock on da bedroom door and hollow to mommy and Uncle Frank dat daddy’s on a cell phone and he’s jus pulling up outside da house.” “Okay, daddy.” A little while later she came back on da phone. “Well, I did wat you said daddy.” “Wat happened honey?” he axe. Well, mommy got all scared her. She jumped out da bed wit no cloths on and run around screaming, den she tipped over da rug and fell through da front window and now I believe she’s all dead.” “Oh my goodness,” said Joe. “Wat bout dat Uncle Frank, him?” “Daddy, he jumped out da bed him too, he was all scared, he grabbed his cloths and jumped out da back window into da swimming pool but daddy, he must of forgot him, dat las week you took out all da water to clean it. He hit da bottom of da swimming pool and now I tink he’s all dead too.” After a log pause Joe say, “Swimming pool, is dis 985-1141?” C’EST TOUT This cold winter has really hurt business throughout the country. A wise old man once told me that if the juke box didn’t have any money in it, that meant the joint didn’t have any business. The sales tax receipts are also an indication of how much business in an area is being done. The winter days hurt us here locally. Our returns from the state are down but just think about how bad it has affected other parts of the country, buried under snow and ice for months.*****The Wed. Lunch Bunch dined at Novrozsky’s last week. Donna Scales had another of her great stories. Also congressional candidate Michael Cole and campaign manager John Baker stopped in. Good folks, good fellowship. This week the Bunch will dine at Robert’s and next week at Peggy’s on the Bayou on Hwy. 62. *****Smart advertisers put their message in The Record for more reach. Everyone reads The Record. *****I’ve got to end this column for one more week. Thanks for your time and loyalty. Read us cover to cover and check out Take care and God bless.

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Community Bulletin Board AAUW needs gently used books, tapes, CDs and DVDs The Orange Branch of the American Asso of Univ. Women (AAUW) is continuing their annual drive to collect “gently used” books for their scholarship fund. All kinds of books, tapes, CDs and DVDs are needed. These may be delivered to the Mann Insurance Agency, 1505 Park Ave. at 15th St., during regular business hours. Or call 886-5739 or 886-2194 to arrange for pickup if unable to deliver. This is the last request for books as the book sale will be Sat. in conjunction with Art in the Park. Income Tax Assistance

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Garth of Beaumont for her myriad contributions to LU and the STX community. Tickets-$150 per person: $300-per couple, with underwriting opportunities available. Levels from $750 to $10,000. For add info or resv, call 409- 880-8137 or go online at Volunteer Appreciation Open House Mon. Please join us March 24th 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. at Salvation Army, 1950 MLK Drive, Orange

Red Hot Flashers meet Thursday At 11:30 a.m. at the home of Billie Becker at Ye Ole Boat House on Front Street. The guest chef will cook gumbo, potato salad and birthday cake. Ladies are asked to bring door prizes for bingo prizes. Birthday ladies are Lady Evangeline, Billie Becker: Lady Dee, Charlene Denman, Zella Williams and Miss Priss,our oldest member and considered a “Golden Girl”. Members will discuss a mystery visitor coming to our meeting April 17. All ladies are welcome. For info call 409-886-1609

Spindletop Center Fun Day for the Intellectually and Developmentally Disabled Friday

The AARP Tax Filing Assistance Program is still being offered at the Orange Public Library. Trained volunteers are available from 12:15 to 4 p.m. every Wed. and Fri. through April 11 and Tues. April 15. Anyone seeking assistance should bring the following: All W-2 and 1-00 Forms including Soc. Sec. Benefits statements, Records of Capital Gains and Losses, Receipts of medical and job expenses, taxes & interest pd, contributions, casualty/theft losses, sales tax receipts for major purchases and Soc. Sec. cards for dependents. A copy of the 2012 tax return is needed.

Democratic Convention Sat.

BC Knights Offer Lenten Fried Fish Dinners

Free Managing Pests in Bee Hives class Mar 27

Dinners will be served each Fri. (except Good Fri.) during Lent at the BC KC Hall on W. Round Bunch, adjacent to St. Henry Catholic Church. Dinner is $8 (fried fish, French fries, hush puppies, cole slaw) Dine-in or take-out. Delivery provided for 10 or more orders. For more info or to order call 409-735-5725.

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension of Orange Co. is holding a free class in Managing Pests in Bee Hives. This will support a stronger bee hive with more honey production. Class is 10 a.m., in the AgriLife Extension Office. Please call the office at 409882-7010 and let us know if you will be attending so we can plan for the class materials..

The South Texas State Fair runs Mar 27 - April 6. A detailed schedule of Fair events is available at www.ymbl. org.

KOC Fish Fry in Orange Orange Council No. 1680 is selling fish dinners for dine in or carry out on all Fridays in Lent, except Good Friday. The dinners are sold 5 - 7 p.m. in the St. Mary Church parish hall on Cherry Ave. in Orange. 3-piece fried or baked fish dinners are $8. 2-piece is $7. Sides included: French fries, coleslaw, tartar & cocktail sauce, tea and dessert. The public is invited to enjoy our renowned fish taste.

Friends of the Orange Depot FOOD booth Sat. FOOD will have a large booth in Art in the Park selling “bricks” for the Passenger Walk and Black T-shirts with Save the Depot on the back, handing out brochures and taking donations at the future restored depot for $50 and $100. Displayed will be architectural design boards showing what the Orange depot will look like, its special points of interest and planned uses. The building will be for the use of Orange citizens and visitors. Friends of the Orange Depot are encouraging everyone in the community to donate and volunteer at special events.

The Fraternal Order of Eagles Weekly Fundraiser Thur. The Fraternal Order of Eagles’ weekly fundraiser is Thur. Menu includes beef tips with gravy over rice, normandy blend in cheese lima beans, bread and dessert for $8. You may dine in, pick up your order or delivery is available when 2 or more lunches or ordered. Send in you orders by 5 p.m., Wed. Leave message at the Eagles after 4 p.m., fax 886-9725, e-mail peggycloud@att. net or call Peggy at 409-698-4875 before 6 p.m. Wed. Location is 803 N. 28 St., Orange.

LU celebrates ‘An Evening of Art’ with Elegant Le Grand Bal - Sat. Presented by Lamar’s Friends of the Arts, elegance and sophistication hallmark the night as LU celebrates the party of the year with Le Grand Bal: “An Evening of Art.” The gala evening features a silent art auction, reception in the Dishman Art Museum, gourmet buffet, dancing and entertainment (Johnny Dee & the Rocket 88s) n the Montagne Center. Honoring Mary Jane

Come join the fun with face painting, games, lunch and a Talent show from 9 a.m. til 2 p.m. at Center’s North Campus, 655 S 5th St., Beaumont. The competition promises to be inspiring for all.

Please attend the Democratic Convention from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. at Eagles Aerie 2523 at 308 28th St. in Orange. Optional breakfast $7.

BCCC Mystery Dinner Mar. 28 and 29 BC Chamber “Dangerous Night on a Desert Isle” 4th Ann. Mystery Dinner is Mar. 28 Family Night - no alcohol (Table for 8 is $150) $20 per person. Mar. 29 Adults only (Table for 8 is $300) $40 per person. If you would like to decorate a table there is a $50 fee and the winner receives a trophy. Please make your tax deductible contributions payable to” BCCC” and return to 150 W. Roundbunch Rd., Bridge City, TX 77611. Contributions benefit the BCCC Bayou Bowl Scholarship. For more info contact 409-735-5671.

The Orange Co Master Gardener Asso of Orange Mar 29 Annual ‘Bloomin’ Crazy Plant Fair’ Sat., from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Jewel Cormier Park, 8235 FM 1442, Orangefield (about 1.5 mi. South of IH 10 Exit 869S Available will be a large variety of plants: annuals, perennials, Texas SuperStars, Natives, vines, butterfly, house plants, tropicals, lilies, citrus, shrubs, trees, vegetables including herbs and a huge selection of tomato and pepper plants. There will be many hard-to-find plants also available. Vendors selling bonsai plants and unique gifts will be available along with a composting demonstration booth with Master Gardeners to answer horticulture related questions and a garden flea market. Concessions provided by the OFHS Cheerleaders. For add info visit


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WOCCISD Ed Foundation holds Benefit Golf Tournament Mar 29 Innovative learning opportunities will be funded for students in the WOCCISD school system by benefit tournament Sat., Mar. 29. For more info call 409.796.1327.

BC Ministerial Alliance Link Sale Mar 29 The BC Ministerial Alliance is kicking off spring time with a link sale to fund the food pantry in the Market Basket parking lot in Bridge City from 10 a.m. til 2 p.m. Link sandwiches, chips and drink will be $5.00. Get homemade desserts for an additional purchase.

Liberty Opry schedule for March 2014 Located at 1816 Sam Houston St., Liberty, TX. For reservations call 936-336-5830. Walk ins welcome. Liberty Opry band and house comedian “Booger Lee” performs Mar. 1, 8, 15, 22. Media welcome - complimentary tickets available with advanced reservations - call 936-336-5830 or contact March 20 - Thur. - 6 p.m. - Free Educational Seminar Help your body heal itself naturally ... Refreshments provided March 22 - Sat. - 7 p.m. - It’s Just Us - Mix It Up! Tickets $12 Starring: John Ray Baxter, Rick Burton, Jay & Nina Cantu, Jim cox, Jeff Duncan, Calvin Gainey, Son Henry, Andy Lingenfelter, Jerry Locke, Mike Loftin, Ray Sowell and Lainie Shearer.

SETX Hospice Ann Mystery Dinner Theater Mar. 31 & April 1 Two nights of fun and frolic begin at 6:30 p.m. at St. Mary Parish Hall in Orange. Event includes dinner, door prizes, silent auction and entertainment. “A Fatal Night at the County Fair” is a mystery that needs to be solved. Put your fair clothes on and come out to the county fair. Tickets are $30 per person and may Bulletins Page 7A


• The Record • Week of Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Deaths and Memorials Death Announcement Jacqueline Craft Orange Jacqueline Lucille Craft, 69, of Orange, passed away Friday, March 14, 2014, at Harbor Hospice in Beaumont. Born in Port Arthur, Texas, on Dec. 20, 1944, Jacqueline was the daughter of James Erastus Miller, Sr. and Nimmie Elizabeth (Runnels) Miller. She worked as a truck driver. She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Jesse James Miller. Jacqueline is survived by her husband, Willie Herman Craft, Jr.; son, Willie Herman Craft III; daughter, Tiffany Craft and grandchild, Trey Craft. She is also survived by great-grandchildren, Drake, Blaine and Brynn Craft, Nevaeh Martin, Paige Gutshall, Rose Skipper, Deja Nelson; sister, Yvonne Miller; brother, James E. Miller. Cremation will be performed under the direction of Claybar Haven of Rest Crematory.

Services to be held Annie Steele Orange The Celebration of Life for Mrs. Annie B. Steele, 80, of Orange, will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at the El Bethel Baptist Church. Rites of Christian Burial will follow in Hollywood Community Cemetery under the direction of Sparrow Funeral Home. Visitation will be Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at the church. She died March 13, 2014 at The Oaks Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Orange. A native of Ferriday, La., she resided in Orange since 1972. Local survivors include her cousin, Gip Thomas of Orange. Offer sympathy expressions at www.sparrowfuneralhome. com

M. Jay Block, Sr. Orange M. Jay Block, Sr., 70, of Orange, passed from this life on

Monday, March 17, 2014 at his residence following an illness. M. Jay Block, Sr. Memorial services to remember and honor Jay’s life will be at 2 p.m., Friday, March 21 in the Chapel of Dorman Funeral Home in Orange. Rite of Committal and Entombment will follow services where he will be entombed next to his wife and son at Autumn Oaks Memorial Park in Orange. A gathering of Jay’s family and friends will be from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Born on October 31, 1943 in Orange to his parents, Marvin Newell Block and Dorothy (Ousley) Block, he was a longtime resident of Orange and worked as a supervisor with the DuPont – Sabine River Works Plant in Orange. Jay enjoyed spending time with his dog, Smokey who never left his side. Jay is preceded in death by his parents; his stepfather, Garland Hiram Colvin; his wife, Marilyn Eyre Block; his wife, Sandra Block; his son, Danny Block; his brother, Jerry Colvin and his stepson, Rusty Eyre. Survivors include his son, Marvin Jay Block, Jr. and wife, Tammie of Vidor; his step son, Troy Eyre and wife, Christie of Utah; his step daughters, Stephanie Vickery and husband, Rocky of Baytown, Jackie Eyre Anderson and husband, Jack of Utah, Nikki Eyre Gabler and husband, Brian of Utah; his daughter in law, Brandy Block of Carrollton; his first wife, Margaret Jones Block of Norman, Okla.; his sisters, Jackie Bouler of Orange, Kathy Perkins and husband, David of Fla. and Joni White and husband, Steve of Starks, La.; his brother, Jimmy Block and wife, Ramona of Orange; 22 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews and extended family. Condolences may be expressed for the family at www.

Michael Wright Formerly Orange Michael Brent Wright, 60, of Conroe, passed from this life on Sunday, March 16, 2014 at the Oak Grove Nursing Center in Groves following an illness. A

memorial mass to honor Michael’s life will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, March 21 at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Orange with Father Thomas E. Phelan serving as celebrant. Rite of committal and Interment will follow in St. Mary Catholic Cemetery next to the church. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Dorman Funeral Home in Orange. Born on May 12, 1953 in Orange to his parents, Robert Paul Wright, Sr. and Mary Lois (Broussard) Wright, he had lived in Groves for the last two years and had previously lived in Conroe and New Waverly. Michael worked as a sales representative in the car business and he was of the catholic faith. From the time he was in grade school, Michael enjoyed playing music and he went on to graduate from High School at West Orange – Stark in 1971. Michael also enjoyed fishing and hunting and spending time with his nieces and nephews. Michael will be remembered by his family as having a personality being that of larger than life but he also had a big heart as well. Mike is preceded in death by his parents. Those who will cherish his memory most are his sisters, Bobbie Doyle of Salem, Ore., Gladys Franklin of Grand Junction, Colo. and Susan Philips of San Diego, Calif.; brothers, Robert Wright, Jr. and wife, Shay of Phoenix, Ariz., Jude A. Wright of Town Bluff, John Wright and wife, Pam of Bridge City, Chris Wright and wife, Paula of Orange and Dennis Wright of Orange. Michael is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and extended family. Condolences may be expressed to the family at

Services held Bobby Moore Bridge City Bobby Lane Moore, 78, of Bridge City, passed away Thur., March 13, 2014, at his home in Bridge City. Memorial services were at 2 p.m. March 16 at Claybar Funeral Home in Bridge City. Officiating was Chaplain Dave Anfenson of Texas Home Health Hospice in Beaumont. Born in Urania, La., on March 28, 1935, Bobby was the son of William Moore and Myrtle (Nugent) Moore. Bobby served in

the United States Army and retired from Gulf Oil Company, now Chevron. He was preceded in death by parents William and Myrtle Moore. Bobby is survived by his wife of 57 years Minnie Moore of Bridge City; daughter Sylvia Moore of Sulphur, La., son Gordan Moore of Leaky; grandson Joshua Moore of Orange, great-granddaughters Ansley Moore and Abby Moore of Orange; and sisters Glenda Pettis and Myrtle Rachall of Shreveport, La. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Texas Home Health Hospice, 195 North 11th Street Beaumont, TX 77702. 409-839-8166.

Leslie Holt Mauriceville Leslie Wayne Holt, 60 year resident of Mauriceville passed away Wed,, March 12, 2014 at the age of 64. Funeral service was March 17 at the Claybar Funeral Home Chapel. Officiating was the Rev. Jessie Wright of Caney Creek Open Door Church. A grave side service was held Tues. at Fairview Cemetery in Winnie. Honorary pallbearers were Jeff Pace, Albert Marks, Mark Brooks, Dan Rach, Ross Brooks, Mark West and Travis Young. Born on May 14, 1949 in Beaumon he was preceded in death by his father T. R. Holt. Leslie was a 1967 graduate from WOHS where he established many friends and lifelong relationships.He was employed by Sears for 35 years before retirement. Leslie enjoyed an active

life before and after retirement. He was an enthusiastic sports fan, whether as a participant or observer. His hobbies included hunting, fishing and trail rides. A yearly highlight was Leslie’s involvement in the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. For 25 years he was a rider on the Spanish Trail Ride. He proudly served as a trail ride scout insuring the safety of riders and horses for 20 years. He participated in Team Penning and won a Championship buckle in 1995. He was a “people” person and loved all of his friends as family. Leslie is survived by his devoted wife of 28 years Rose Young Holt, loving daughter Lisa Holt, step son Travis Young and step daughters Patricia Marks and Janine Ratliff and grandchildren Lacey, Rayli, Jett, Kenzie, Travis, Danielle, Christina and Curtis; great-grandchildren Keegan, Parker, Hannah, Jackson and Trenton, mother, Sue Holt; sister Karen Holt Pace and husband Jeff Pace; sister Nancy Holt Brooks and husband Mark Brooks; nephews and nieces. Special thanks to doctors and nurses at the Medical Center of SETX for their kindness and extraordinary care during his illness.

Joshua Ceaser Vinton The Celebration of Life for Master Joshua Baptiste Ceaser, 1, infant son of Shawna Denise and Troy Ceaser, Sr. of Vinton, La., was the House of Prayer Church in Vinton. Rites of Christian Burial followed in Magnolia Memorial Gardens in Orange under the direction of Sparrow Funeral Home. He passed away March 10, 2014 at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston. Survivors other than his parents are brother Troy Ceaser, Jr.,

sister DeAnna Ceaser, grandparents Pastor Agnes and John Ceaser, all of Vinton, Jenny and Emanuel Brackens and greatgrandmother Victoria Bias, all of Orange. Offer sympathy expressions at

Barbara James Vidor Barbara Ann James, 73, of Vidor born August 19, 1940 passed away March 4, 2014 at Christus Dubuis Hospital in Beaumont. A native of Alexandria, La., Barbara was a longtime of resident of Vidor and a homemaker. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated March 8 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Vidor under the direction of Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor, with entombment following at Restlawn Memorial Park in Vidor. Visitation and Rosary was March 7 at Memorial Funeral Home. Barbara was preceded in death by her brothers Robin and Dwayne Duplissey. Barbara is survived by her husband Vincent James, sons Russell, Bobby and Randy James all of Vidor, sisters Carolyn Pate and Janelle Pitcher both of Orangefield and Valerie Jones of Little Cypress. Nine grandchildren: Jessie, Aaron, Sarah, Kristin, Kevin, Marcus, Michael, Breanna and Dalton.

Wayne Outhouse Bridge City Wayne Thomas Outhouse, 66, of Bridge City, died Wed., Feb. 26, 2014. A gathering of Mr. Outhouse’s family and friends was March 1st at Broussard’s with funeral services March 2 followed by a Obits Page 7A

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The Record • Week of Wednesday, March 19, 2014 committal service with Greenlawn Memorial Park in Groves. He was born Feb. 3, 1948, to Betty Marie and Bill Thomas Outhouse in Port Arthur and was a lifelong resident of the area. Wayne was a veteran of the U.S. Marines. He worked for many years as an electrician with I.B.E.W. Local Union 479, before his retirement. In his younger years, he was known as an avid hunter and fisherman. He enjoyed motorcycle rallies, drag races, dancing and studying family history. Wayne was very much a family man who above all preferred spending time with family and friends. Mardi gras was his favorite time of year. Wayne is survived by his children, Anne Dixson and husband, Steven, Tommy Outhouse and wife, Cher, all of Bridge City, Billy Outhouse and wife, Yedrah, of Orange, and Emily Outhouse of Bridge City; six grandchildren; sister, Pam Smith and husband, Rusty, of Bridge City; and mother’s to Wayne’s children, Judy Morrow of Orange and Connie Lancon of Groves. He is preceded in death by his parents. Memorial contributions may be made to I.B.E.W. Local Union 479, 1430 Spindletop Rd., Beaumont, TX 77705

Ira Faye Robnett Orange Mrs. Ira Faye Robnett, 84, of the Cove area of Orange, passed from this life on Thur., March 13, 2014 at her residence after an illness. Services to remember and honor her life were March 17 in the Chapel of Dorman Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating was the Rev. Jeff Bell, Chaplain with SETX Hospice in Orange and the Rev. Travis Hood, pastor of Cove Baptist Church. Rite of Committal and Interment followed services where she

was laid to rest next to her husband in Autumn Oaks Memorial Park in Orange. Born on July 18, 1929 in Wilburton, her parents, Ira O. Dehart and Allie Mae (Fitzgerald) Dehart, she lived in Orange since 1950 and had also lived in Oklahoma City. A homemaker and member of Cove Baptist Church in Orange, she enjoyed sewing, quilting and crocheting. She was very detailed in her work and she made numerous gifts for her grandchildren and family. She will be remembered as a very kind and soft spoken lady who cared for many. Mrs. Robnett is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Joe Robnett; sister, Billie Dehart Odonnel; brother, Jack Dehart; her brother-inlaw, Orvil Robnett; her sisterin-law, Sybil Robnett; her brother-in-law, Clyde Moore; her sister-in-law, Texoma Moore; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Isabelle and Bob Barrett and Eldon and Bernice Cleveland. Those who will most cherish her memory are daughter, Susan Peveto, sons, Dana Robnett and wife, Sandy and Ricky and Larry Robnett, all of Orange; grandchildren, Jana Robnett Owens and husband, Michael, Jessica Robnett Deason and husband, Christopher, Kent Michael Robnett and wife, Synthia, Sadie Robnett, Blake and Brianne Peveto; numerous great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and extended family. For those who desire memorial donations, please do so to the Cove Baptist Church, 1005 DuPont Drive, Orange, TX 77630-7221, 409-8834155, or SETX Hospice, PO Bx 2385, Orange, Texas 77631-2385, 409-886-0622. Condolences may be expressed for the family at

Kelvin Brown Vidor Kelvin Leroy Brown, 58, a long time resident of Vidor, passed away Wed., March 13,

2014 at College St. Health Care in Beaumont. Cremation arrangements were entrusted to Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor. A memorial service was March 17 at Pathway Ministries Church in Vidor. Kelvin was born Sept. 1, 1955 and a native of Hoxie, Kan. He was an avid bowler and bowled several perfect 300 games. He was a member of the World Bowling Association and the United Lumber Nation. Kelvin is survived by his wife Brenda Brown of Orange Co.; sons Justin Brown of Billings, Mont., Ryan Brown of Beaumont, daughter Kelley Brown Singleton of Deweyville and seven grandchildren, brothers James “Jim” Brown of Ariz., and Bruce Brown of Kan., in-laws: Emily and Bobby Duncan of Deweyville.

Fritzie Melvin Vidor Fritzie M. Melvin, 78, was born May 31, 1935. She was a native of Upshur Co. and long time resident of Vidor. She passed away Wed., March 12, 2014 at her residence. She was a retired cook. Funeral services were March 15 at Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor, with burial following at Del-Rose Cemetery in Vidor. A gathering for family and friends was March 14 at Memorial Funeral Home. Fritzie was survived by her daughters Becky Garrett and husband Robert of Beaumont, Tina Leavins and husband Kenneth of Nederland, Tami Fuller and husband Russell of Mauriceville, mother Ethel Howard of Orange, sister Linda Meads of Orange, grandchildren Melanie Gee, Beau LaCaze, Katie Leavins, Emily Leavins, Colt Fuller, great-grandchildren Zachary and Cormac Fish, Haleigh and Cameron LaCaze, Remy Gee and her Faithful Companions Jet and Roscoe “Little Bit”. She was preceded in death by her parents Mabry

and Mildred Howard, grandparents Andy and Jewel Cone, brothers Artis Howard and Tommy Howard. William A. “Bill” Groff, Sr.

Bill Groff Orange Bill Groff, 84, of Orange, passed away after a brief illness with brain cancer on March 10, 2014, at Baptist Hospital in Beaumont. Visitation was March 15 at Claybar Funeral Home; followed by a memorial service at 11 a.m., and officiated by the Rev. David Turner of Little Cypress Baptist Church. Born in Farmersville, La., on Nov. 11, 1929, Bill was the son of William Erwin and Virginia (Wesley) Groff. He was a retiree of Unocal in Nederland and lived in Southeast Texas most of his life. He served in the Army, graduated from LU in Beaumont and worked his way up to Manager of Engineering and Maintenance at Unocal (formerly the Pure Oil Co.). After retirement, Bill served two years with the Peace Corp in Benin, West Africa, on building and construction projects. When not traveling the world, he found great enjoyment as a substitute teacher with the local school districts. He was preceded in death by his parents; first wife Dorothy Brady Groff, and brothers and sisters Malcom, Lorraine and Helen. Bill is survived by wife, Carolyn; brother, Gene and wife Nelda Groff; son and daughter-inlaw, Bart and Kaye Groff and stepchildren, Karen and Andy Stanfield, Chuck and Lani White and Alison and Doug Kymer. He was “Paw-Paw Bill” to six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. For those who wish, memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718 Oklahoma City, OK 731231718 or St Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.



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Calling all cancer survivors and caregivers-The American Cancer Society Relay For Life April 1 Hosting a survivor/caregiver dinner on Tues., April 1 at the BC Community Center beginning at 6 p.m. Register on our website at or email your name, address and ph. number to Bridget Leblanc at ocrelaychair@gmail. com. We encourage all cancer survivors and caregivers to attend and celebrate with us! Wear Blue Day to celebrate Child Abuse Prevention Month April 4

Symphony of SETX goes to the opera Apr 5 At 7:30 p.m., Sat. April 5 at the Julie Rogers Theater for a spectacular, grand final performance. Featured will be SOST Chorus, LU Choir, Nederland HS choir and soloist Michelle Rice & Hector Vasquez. Single ticket prices range from $17 to $41; senior, student and group discounts are available. To purchase tickets or get more information, go to or contact the Symphony office at 409-892-2257.

Business Development Week April 8, 9 & 10 April 8 Mac Fulfer is Lunch Speaker: Learn how to read people. For more info contact Cheryl Kizer at 409-838-6585 or email Talent Contest April 8 & 9: Winner performs at TX Star Music Festival Would you or your band like to play at the 4th Annual Texas Star Music Festival? You could, if you WIN the Talent Contest! Try outs will be held April 8 and 9th at Benoi’s Louis Hall. 1st, 2nd, 3rd and Peoples Choice. Winners will be performing at the 4th Annual Texas Star Music Festival Thur. April 24th. For more info contact: Vidor COC• 409-769-6339


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LCM’s Woody Cox receives Award from Kiwanis Inbox

From left, Ben Culpepper, Woody Cox and Johnny Trahan

Staff Report For The Record Long time Little CypressMauriceville educator, Woody Cox, was surprised at the LCM Board of Trustees March meeting to find himself the recipient of the Texas-

Oklahoma District of Kiwanis International, 2013-2014 Youth Leadership Award. Besides Board members, Mr. Cox’s family, district administrators and teachers were in attendance and gave Cox a standing ovation. In their presentation, Ki-

wanis Club of Orange President Johnny Trahan and Treasurer Ben Culpepper, told the Board that Woody, who is also a Kiwanian, has served as the Key Club sponsor for 20 years at LCM High School. The LCM HS Key Club and West Orange-Stark Key Club

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were both founded by the Orange Kiwanis, and they are still involved in supporting Key Club projects. Key Club is a service organization and students are required to spend many hours during the year participating in community service. Two of the long-term projects include adopting a section of MLK Drive to keep clean and playing Bingo weekly at the Sabine House with the residents. They also join forces with the WOS club annually to trick-or-treat for UNICEF. The group goes to the Texas Oklahoma Key Club Conference each spring to further their leadership skills and understanding of the importance of serving others. The plaque that Mr. Cox received stated, “Thank you for your commitment to the Kiwanis Family by helping build a strong bridge between the Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School Key Club and the Kiwanis Club of Orange. The example of your dedication to improving the world, one child and one community at a time, will impact the youth of today and our leaders of tomorrow.”

to Chloe Maelynn Lanthier, Daughter of Jami Hanks Lanthier, Mother of three, Chloe the eldest. The Granddaughter of Pattie, Great-Granddaughter of Lucy and Rene’ Hanks, the Mayor of Starks.

Lutcher Theater Presents Lightwire Theater’s DiNO-Light

Staff Report For The Record America’s Got Talent finalists, Lightwire Theater presents DiNO-Light, created by Corbian Visual Arts and Dance, Thur., March 20 at 9:30 & 11:30 a.m. Tickets are available for $4 each by calling the Lutcher Theater Box Office at 409-886-5535. Truly unique and visually dazzling, electroluminescent, larger–than-life, glow-in-thedark creatures light up the darkness in a heart-rending original tale. Audiences all over the world have praised DiNO for its cutting edge blend of puppetry, technology, and dance. Professor Henslow, a famous scientist who has magical powers, is alone in his workshop putting together his latest creation, DiNO. After some difficulties, a few

minor adjustments, and a wave of his magic wand, DiNO is brought to life. DiNO is a wild and primitive creature. Although Professor Henslow teaches him to walk, DiNO’s animal instincts eventually take over as he succumbs to his predatory nature. Realizing that he is suddenly in danger, Professor Henslow cleverly responds by making a heart and bravely placing it in DiNO’s chest. The beast is immediately transformed into a loving creature and a lasting bond is created between the two. Some time later, Professor Henslow and DiNO are enjoying the beautiful outdoors when DiNO becomes distracted by some fireflies and wanders off. Professor Henslow and DiNO are each sad as they cannot find one another, but DiNO soon makes a friend in Verla, a gangly ostrich who teaches him

was last seen at the Lutcher in October 2013 in their glowing rendition of The Ugly Duckling. Lutcher Incredible Kids Events is sponsored by Printpack Inc. The Frances Ann Lutcher Theater for the Performing Arts is located at 707 Main, Orange, TX


to dance. Before long he meets a great many creatures; Peche, the beautiful blue fish, and Brutus, the menacing red dinosaur, to name a few. DiNO learns something new about himself and the world around him from each experience with every creature he meets. In the end, when Brutus threatens Professor Henslow, DiNO is forced to make a decision that will alter his life forever and ultimately lead him to discover the true meaning of love. Creators Ian Carney and Corbin Popp met while dancing in Twyla Tharp’s Broadway show Movin’ Out. An immediate connection was made as they discovered their mutual love of art, theater and technology. After coming across a product called EL wire, the lights turned on. “EL wire” is short for electroluminescent wire: Unlike black lights, the technology can be powered by batteries and requires no theatrical lighting. The possibilities seemed endless. Together with their wives Eleanor and Whitney they began to develop puppetry based creatures that quickly gained personality. Lightwire Theater visits Orange as part of the Lutcher Incredible Kids Events 201314 Series, which is designed to accommodate area school field trips as well as the public. Suited best for grades 2-6, young patrons can expect DiNO-Light to enhance skills in Language Art, Science and Theater. Lightwire Theater

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Congratulations to Stark Reading Contest Winners at WO-S Staff Report

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West Orange-Stark High School students Tristen Revis and Kalairn Keaton earned first place in Declamation and Interpretive Reading, respectively, at the school-level finals of the 110th Miriam Lutcher Stark Contest in Reading and Declamation, a scholarship program sponsored by the Nelda C. and H.J. Lutcher Stark Foundation. On Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014, ten WO-S HS students competed in the local-level contest, which was coordinated by Ebonique Celestine, WOS HS teacher and school director for the Stark Reading Contest. Revis won first place in Declamation with Remarks on the Assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. by Robert F. Kennedy, while Keaton won first place in Interpretive Reading with her presentation of Hans Christian Andersen’s The Little Match Girl. Second place in Declamation went to Chastyne Hauffpauir, with Danielle Angelle receiving second-place honors in Interpretive Reading. Two 2013 Stark Reading Contest County Finalists, Amahri Finister and Tyffani Hinson, served as the emcees for the West Orange-Stark

competition. Mr. Ray Jones, West Orange-Stark High School teacher, presented awards to the 2013-14 school-level contest winners. Each second-place winner was awarded $1,500 in scholarships from the Stark Foundation, while the two first-place winners were awarded $2,000 in scholarships. The first-place winners from West Orange-Stark High School will go on to compete against the first-place winners from other participating Orange County high schools at the County Final of the Stark Reading Contest, which is scheduled for Sunday, April 27, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at the Lutcher Theater. The Stark Reading Contest is sponsored by the Nelda C. and H.J. Lutcher Stark Foundation as part of its continuing mission to enrich the community and encourage education. The aim of the Contest is to enhance the literary and forensic quality and skills of Orange County public high school students. The Contest has continued annually since its inception in 1904, which makes the 2013-14 school year the 110th annual year of the Contest. In addition to offering educational opportunities and experiences for students at eligible Orange County public high schools, participating students may earn scholarship awards for continued education.

The 2014 winners of the school-level competition held February 27, 2014 at West Orange - Stark High School (Left to Right): Kalairn Keaton: 1st place, Interpretive Reading; Danielle Angelle: 2nd place, Interpretive Reading; Tristen Revis: 1st place, Declamation; Chastyne Hauffpauir: 2nd place, Declama-

LCMHS marching band performs at the Walt Disney World Resort Staff Report

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The LCM High School Marching Band members became stars of their own Disney show on March 11, 2014 when they entertained resort guests at the Magic Kingdom Park. The group traveled over 855 miles from Orange to the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida to take part in the Disney Performing Arts program. Under the direction of Steve Schoppert, the LCMHS Marching Band entertained Magic Kingdom guests with an action-packed show. The high school was one of the first to march before the new “Disney Festival of Fantasy” parade. This was the marching band’s first visit to the resort with the Disney Performing Arts

program. In addition to their performance, the LCMHS Marching Band participated in the Disney Performing Arts’ “Jazz It Up” Workshop which allows students to experience the excitement of a recording studio environment as a Disney clinician conducts groups through a rehearsal and recording session of classic Disney selections played jazz-style. Dance, vocal and instrumental ensembles from all around the world apply to perform each year as a part of Disney Performing Arts at both the Disneyland Resort in California and the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. Once selected, they are given the opportunity to perform at the resort for an international audience of theme park guests. Millions of performers have graced the stages of the Dis-

ney Parks in the more than 25-year history of the program. For more info visit or call 1-800-6030552. Disney Performing Arts unlocks student potential and helps young people make their own dreams come true – whether it’s performing in front of an international audience of thousands at Disney theme parks and resorts or honing their craft in enriching workshops and

clinics taught by entertainment professionals. Every year, thousands of vocal, instrumental, and other ensembles travel from around the world to participate in Disney Performing Arts programs at the Disneyland Resort in Southern California and the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. Disney delivers workshops and performance opportunities that enrich, inspire and often lead to life-changing personal achievement.

Bridge City Welding Students Test Their ‘Mettle’

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February 21-22 Bridge City Welding students competed in SKILLS USA Region 7 competition. Bao Ho Bird House- Excellent Kyle Fontenot- Black Stool- Very Good Aaron Myers- BBQ pit on wheels- Superior State Qualifier

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Hometown spring sports highlights David Ball

For The Record

Some Orange County athletes didn’t let up for this past week’s Spring Break. School baseball, softball, track and field and golf programs competed in hope for a district crown. Here’s a wrapup for the week ending March 18:


Another nice speckled trout on a windy day.


We took a little bit of a hit through Monday as far as the weather was concerned, but even on the toughest of days the more persistent trout fishermen were still able to scratch out some very solid trout. While the wind seemingly blew in every direction possible over a three day period, the water clarity remained good enough to put most of the lake in play. And, while it wasn’t included in our daily game plan, we were able to fish on both sides of the lake depending on the wind direction. One day Coffee Ground and the east shoreline would be under siege and the following day it was the west side of the lake taking a hit. For the most part we were forced to fish a big outgoing tide in the mornings and that only makes it tougher when targeting the shallow flats. The most consistent part of the one pattern that yielded the majority of our fish was that we caught virtually all of our larger trout in less than four feet of water and a number of those fish were in less than three feet. Because they were holding so shallow, we were duped into fishing topwaters much too long. Swimming a 5-inch tail on a one-eighth ounce head and working suspending mullet imitations just beneath the surface were far better options. We waded only one day and did not do as well as we did drifting and covering a lot of real estate. We were trying to target isolated patches of shell when out of the boat and the trout were just too scattered to commit to such small areas. We would occasionally catch three or four fish in a small area when drifting, but were never able to plant the Talon and catch a bunch of fish. Both the five inch Assassin Diedapper and TTF Big Minnow rigged on one eighth ounce Shiney Hiney heads are getting a lot of playing time for us right now for two reasons. With the lighter head they sink very slowly but are still easy to cast long distances due to the longer body. The paddle tail also produces a great deal of vibration when retrieved at any depth. I am convinced that the Shiney Hiney head is a difference maker as well. The upper quarter of the shank of the 3/0 hook is wrapped with an eighth ounce of lead that feature small ribs to hold the plastic tail in place. What sets it aside, however, is a half inch of flashy tinsel and the small bar bell eyes that make it look exactly like a shrimp under water. I fished it under a cork with smaller tails and Gulp for two years before I discovered how much more effective it rendered the longer tails as well. Not unlike Academy’s Thumpin’ Mullet which comes with a rattle inside the body cavity, these subtle additions can and do make tails COLBURN PAGE 3B



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The Bridge City Cardinals played the Woodville Eagles and the Buna Cougars this past week and emerged victorious against both of them, 10-2 and 4-3. In the Woodville game, Keaton Langston and Ashton Hunter led the team with three hits in the game. Jonah Watts had one hit. Chase Shugart led with three RBIs, Hunter Uzzle with two and Watts with one. Kyle Bergeron pitched two innings, Wayne Currie had three K’s and Bryson McFarland had two K’s. Langston had a hit in the Buna game while Sage Elmore had two RBIs and Kyle Bergeron one. Shugart pitched seven innings with 12 strikeouts. They are 1-0 in district. The West Orange Stark Mustangs have been on a roll with a 3-0 win over HamshireFannett Longhorns and a 5-4 win over the Hardin-Jefferson Hawks. Aidan Anderson had 13 K’s in the H-F game and Grant Lapoint had two hits. Grant Anderson got the win on the mound.

They are 2-0 in district. Their next game is Friday at Home vs. Orangefield. LC-M went 1-1 in the first week of district, defeating Livingston behind the pitching of Coby Roddy on Tuesday and losing to PN-G on Friday. The Bears play 0-2 Nederland on Tuesday and 0-2 Ozen on Friday. Softball The WO-S Mustangs softball team played two games during the week on Monday, March 10th and Tuesday, March 11th. They played Hardin-Jefferson and lost with a score of 161. Dezaray Cook had the only hit of the game for WO-S with a single and an RBI. On Tuesday, they played HamshireFannett and won 14-2. Madison Neal was 2-3 with a double and a triple. Aleah Teal had a 3-RBI home run. Pitching was led by Mallory Jackson with four strikeouts in six innings. They are 1-3 in district. The LC-M softball team is 4-1 in district. They have beaten PN-G, Livingston, Ozen and Lumberton. Their losses have been to Nederland in a 13 inning game at Nederland. The Lady Bears play Central March 18 at home and Vidor (who is undefeated) on Friday at Vidor at 7 p.m. Stand-out players have been Hope Russell, who although she had the loss against Nederland, pitched all 13 innings and gave up seven hits, struck out six and walked two. Against Ozen, Blythe Fergu-

son was 1 for 3 with a solo HR and Chelsy White had the win with five innings pitched and with 3 hits, 4 K’s and 1 walk. Against Lumberton Haley Mills went 2 for 2 with a double. Hope Russell went 3 for 4 with 3 RBI’s. Russell got the win in five innings with 6 K’s, 2 walks and 1 hit. Track and Field The Orangefield Lady Bobcats were at Newton last Friday and won the meet. Their next meet is at LC-M Friday March 21. Field Event Results: Pole Vault- 2nd - Brooklyn Goldsmith with a vault of 8 feet. Triple Jump- 2nd Sarah Truncale with 30 feet and 6 inches, 4th Kaylyn Nelson with 29 feet and 8inches, 6th Morgan Worthy with 29 feet and 1.5 inches. High Jump- 2nd Rebekah Newell with 4 feet and 8 inches. Shot Put- 6th Pricillia Garza with 30 feet. Discus - 5th Haley Walters with 70 feet and .5 inches. 3200m Run- 1st Brooklyn Goldsmith with 14:17.8, 2nd Lauren Cabiness with 14:30.0. 1600m Run- 1st Brook Ehrlich with 6:16.60, 3rd Lauren Cabiness with 6:46.81, 4th Brooke Basom with 7:04.47. 800m Run - 1st Morgan Worthy with 2:33.30, 2nd - Brooke Ehrlich with 2:40.45.

300H - 2nd Brandy Ehrlich with 50:66, 6th Krista Wheeler with 1:03.05. 100H - 4th Brandy Ehrlich with 17:58, 5th Kristen Blanke 19:88. 200M Dash- 3rd Julianne McManus 28.62, 4th Sarah Truncale 28.81. 400M Dash - 3rd Jade Ousley with 1:09.74. 4x1 relay- 3rd Brandy Ehrlich, Rebekah Newell, Kaylyn Nelson and Julianne McManus. 4x2 relay - 3rd Rebekah Newell, Kaylyn Nelson, Julianne McManus and Sarah Truncale. 4x4 Relay - 1st Sarah Truncale, Jade Ousley, Kristen Sims and Morgan Worthy. Golf Lauren Cox, LC-M sophomore, was a first place medalist at the LC-M Tournament on Monday. The team captured second place. Other team members were Ashley Young, Kacie Nichols, Morgan Collier and Hope Henry. Individuals: 1. Lauren Cox , LC-M 82 2. Karlei Hemler, PN-G 86 3. Lauren Hale, Buna 100 4. Brynna Bailey 101 5. Raile Guidry, PN-G 104 6. Ashley Young, LC-M 104 Teams: 1. PN-G 419 2. LC-M 428 3. Bridge City 488 The teams will participate HOMETOWN PAGE 3B


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NFL to Consider Moving Pat’s From 2 to 25 Yard Line KAZ’S KORNER JOE KAZMAR FOR THE RECORD

When the National Football League’s Competition Committee begins its league meetings Sunday in Orlando, Fla., one of the hottest items on the agenda will be to amend the near-perfect extra-point kick after touchdowns. It was about ten years ago that this same committee considered eliminating the extrapoint kick and just make a touchdown be worth seven points while offering teams the option to go for two-point conversions. However this motion suffered a quick death. “It never came out of the committee,” former Houston Texans general manager Charley Casserly recalls. “Even though the majority was in favor of it, at that point the NFL wasn’t ready for it.” According to this week’s edition of USA Today Sports Weekly on the subject, “The debate to modify a virtual onepoint formality has resulted in a proposal to move the pointafter-touchdown attempt back from the 2-yard line to the 25 because of last season’s 99.6% PAT conversion rate. There were only five misses in 1,267 attempts.” Casserly, who was a member of the Competition Committee from 2002 to 2006, does not approve of the idea to make extra points more difficult. “My concern with moving it to the 25-yard line is this: If you’re sitting there in December and you’re the Green Bay Packers and you’re getting ready to make that decision and the Detroit Lions are making that same decision sitting inside a dome,” Casserly pointed out. “That isn’t completely fair,” Casserly concluded. “That’s the problem I have with that decision. There’s going to be the outdoor vs. the dome people. The problem with this is that nine votes (among the 32 NFL teams) kill it. The majority doesn’t win.” Veteran NFL kickers Adam Vinatieri and Jay Feely told USA Today Sports they didn’t want anyone messing with the extra point because it was an attempt to marginalize the value of kickers. “You don’t penalize a baseball closer for being great— you celebrate that. You should do the same thing with kickers,” Feely said. Vinatieri added that he thought there are a few people in the game who want to change things just because the kickers in the NFL are too good. They’re trying to minimize the importance of kickers.

Vinatieri also cited player safety issues, pointing out that opponents would try harder to block the longer kicks. “If you want to talk about potential risk, more guys get injured on a field goal than an extra point,” he said. “It definitely will change the game— for the better, I’m not sure.” Both kickers agreed they would accept the longer, more difficult extra-point kick over eliminating it altogether. Head coaches definitely would have to use more strategy if the longer extra point proposal passes. They would have to think a little harder about whether to kick an extra point or go for a two-point conversion. Feely believes most teams still would opt to kick. “A change would create more strategy because about 80 per cent was the success average for 43-yard field goals last season,” Feely pointed out. “You’re going to still trust your kicker to go out there and make 43-yard extra points,” he added. “Somebody is going to miss a critical extra point, so that coach is going to think harder about whether or not he likes his two-point play.” Vi n at ier i ’s for mer Indianapolis Colts head coach Tony Dungy believes something needs to be done to add more drama to the PAT. The “NBC Football Night in America” analyst said making extra points harder might increase the value of kickers. “There are times when you are going to need to go for one point and you want your kicker to be able to nail it from 43 yards,” Dungy told USA Today Sports. As far as this Korner is concerned, I think the 43-yard extra point would be unfair to the teams that don’t play in domes, especially when the games are most important in December and January where inclement winter weather is factored in. As my grandpappy used to say, “If it ain’t broke, don’t try to fix it.” KWICKIES…As spring training heads into its final week or so in Florida and Arizona, battles that will define the 23rd through 25th spots of many teams’ active rosters are heating up. Unfortunately there still are some organizations that go into spring training with the rosters pre-determined, shipping some red-hot youngsters back to the minors and keeping some hangers-on who don’t deserve to pull on a major league uniform at the start of the season. I think for one of the first times in quite a while

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Orange Co. Relay for Life May 2 Friday, May 2, 2014 from 6 p.m. to 12 a.m. at BCHS and the theme is “Planting the Seed for the Cure”. For more info about our event please contact Bridget LeBlanc at 409-651-0302 or send us an email at

Orange Community Players presents the musical Les Misérables At 7:37 p.m. on May 1, 2, 3, 8, 9 & 10 at 2:37 p.m. on Sunday, May 4 & 11 at the Orange Community Players Main Stage Theatre 708 W. Division St., Orange, Tx 77630. Tickets cost $15 for gen admission and $10 for student tickets. Call 409-882-9137 or visit

the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament Committee got their four choices for the No. 1 seed in each region correct. I think Louisville (29-5) got slighted as the No. 4 seed in the Midwest Region and SMU, which was No. 25 in the last AP Poll, got completely shafted by being overlooked by the committee. Fortunately, the Mustangs are the No. 1 overall seed in the NIT. Big Deal!!! And don’t be surprised if No. 12-seeded Stephen F. Austin (31-2) makes it to the Sweet Sixteen. After all, the Lumberjacks have won 28 games in a row and haven’t been defeated since Nov. 23, 2013. I’m also impressed that the Big 12 led the way with seven teams being selected to the NCAA Tournament, beating out the ACC, Big Ten, Pac 12 and Atlantic 10 who each had six teams chosen. An item in Monday’s edition of the Indianapolis Star revealed that Colts owner Jim Irsay was arrested Sunday night for driving while intoxicated and for possession of a controlled substance. The article added that Irsay has had a life-long addiction problem. The Texas Longhorns and the Washington Huskies are scheduled to play a regularseason men’s basketball game in China on Nov. 14, 2015, according to Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott last weekend. The Longhorns and Huskies will become the first major American sports teams—college or professional—to play a regular-season game in the world’s most populous country. The city and site in China haven’t yet been

decided, but the game will open the 2015-16 season and be broadcast by ESPN. Houston Texans’ backup running back Ben Tate became the seventh 2013 team player to sign with a new team after inking a two-year deal with the Cleveland Browns Saturday. Tate joins defensive end Antonio Smith (Oakland), nose tackle Earl Mitchell (Miami), outside linebacker Brian Braman (Philadelphia), defensive end Terrell McClain (Dallas), inside linebacker Joe Mays (Kansas City) and inside linebacker Darryl Sharpton (Washington). So there should

be plenty of money under the salary cap to pick up some quality talent that is much needed. JUST BETWEEN US… Although the Lamar Lady Cardinals let victory slip through their fingers in the final couple of minutes of Saturday’s Southland Con ference Women’s Basketball Tournament semifinals and lost 61-60 to Northwestern State, they had a great season under first-year coach Robin Harmony, who led them to the SLC championship and are headed to the WNIT. However, this Korner

has a hard time understanding why a team like the Lady Cards that busts their humps for nearly three months to eke out a conference championship gets an automatic bid to the lesser WNIT while a team that got hot for only five days (Northwestern State) wins the SLC tournament and gets an automatic trip to the more prestigious NCAA Tournament. It just doesn’t make any sense. The Lady Cards will travel to Hattiesburg, MS to meet Southern Miss tomorrow “Thursday” in the first round.

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Stay safe this spring, keep that PFD handy OUTDOORS WEEKLY CAPT. CHUCK UZZLE FOR THE RECORD

As the mercury creeps up into a more comfortable range outside as well as on the water, don’t let that fool you into feeling too secure at this time of the year. Spring on the Texas gulf coast can be down right brutal with all the rank weather we receive at this time of the year. Bone chilling winds coupled with humid overcast days can make even the toughest fisherman wish for a warm spot in the truck and hot cup of coffee. When early spring fronts pass through and temperatures outside sag down near freezing most anglers take precautions and wear the best foul weather gear they can get their hands on. Nobody forgets to grab that windproof jacket or the thermal underwear because those are no brainers. With spring time here we tend to forget just how cold it can get on the water as well as in the water. The one piece of outerwear that nearly every fisherman does without is the most important, a life jacket. Yes I am just as guilty as the next guy when it comes to not wearing a PFD (Personal Floatation Device) but I am getting better. Several years ago I met a guy who became one of my best friends; I actually took him on his first real saltwater trip into Sabine lake as

well as many trips to Toledo end. This guy took to the sport of fishing like there was no tomorrow and he got pretty good at it along the way. Before too long he purchased a boat and was fishing every chance he got, mostly in Sabine lake because it was close to home. He figured out some of the subtleties of the sport and seemed to understand how to fish and where to go, he had found his hobby. During one stretch of winter months my friend, who mostly fished by himself, made what appeared to be another normal trip out on the bay. The weather was a little rougher than he liked it so he decided to head for a protected shoreline on the east side of the lake. Now if you have ever been on Sabine lake you know there is little traffic in the wide open middle part of the lake, especially on choppy days. Now my friend is making his way across the lake as best he can considering the waves and direction of the wind. All was going according to plan until he had motor trouble, which was the first problem. As the boat stalled out and drifted helpless against the conditions it was just a matter of time before he started taking waves over the transom. It was just minutes until the boat began to stand nose up sink. Can you imagine the feeling? Within minutes the boat was completely capsized and floating miles from any shore with my friend clinging to the bow eye for dear life.

WOCCISD Education Foundation will hold Benefit Golf Tournament Staff Report For The Record West Orange-Cove ISD Education Foundation will host a Benefit Golf Tournament in March to fund innovative learning opportunities for students in the WOCCISD school system. This is the first fundraiser for the Foundation. WOCCISD Education Foundation President, Krispen Walker, said, “WOCCISD has many educators with exciting ideas about how to provide unique learning opportunities for their students, but a lack of funds to make some of those ideas come to life. “

The benefit will be held at Bayou Din Golf Club in Beaumont on Saturday, March 29. It will feature a four-person scramble at a cost of $75 per person or $300 per team. Sponsorships are available for $200 each. Beverage Cart and Clubhouse Banner Sponsorships are also available at $300 and $500, respectively. Registration forms are available through the WO-C Educational Service Center at 902 Park or through the WOCCISD Education Foundation Facebook page at https:11www.facebook. com/WOCCISD Education Foundation. Questions specific to the Benefit Golf Tournament can be directed to Bayou Din at 409-796-1327.

Colburn: Fishing more effective year round! I am also convinced that adding a scent to the lure also makes a difference. I don’t know that it truly smells like something they would like to eat or if it simply masks the odor of everything from sunscreen to gasoline that you may have on your hands.I use a lot of the Pro Cure gel in several different scents because they stay on the lure longer, but I relied on Bang’s garlic scent with very good results for years. Before you blow off the idea that the scent may not have to smell like something good to eat, you would do well to remember that prior to the aerosol scents hitting the market, we sprayed our plastics with W-D 40 and caught fish on the Causeway reef when nothing else worked. Depending on the number of boats crowded together, there were slicks on the surface in every direction and I still contend that there isn’t a bait fish that smells like W-D40! The one lure that gets overlooked more than any other this time of the year is the minnow shaped jerk bait. Toledo Bend bass fishermen have made the Rogue and Long A legendary choices for bass and versions of the same two lures are equally effective for both reds and

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trout on Sabine. From an angler’s standpoint, perhaps the best aspect of fishing them is that they won’t work you to death by continuing to sink when not retrieved. They simply pop back up to the surface and are still fishing even when you are not! For years the jointed versions were more popular in saltwater, but that is no longer the case. Both Mirrolure and Yozuri make floating jerk baits that I have done well with and both come equipped with saltwater hardware. If the model you prefer is equipped with a tie-ring on the nose tie directly to it as the bait has been tested to work the best when attached that way. If the lure doesn’t have a tie ring, attach the lure with a loop knot or a small Tony’s clip so that you don’t limit the lure’s ability to freely dart and dive when retrieved. If you cinch your knot directly to the nose of the lure you will simply steer it around and kill much of the built-in action. And, when the lure is at rest on the surface it is still in the target zone so don’t be in a hurry to continue your crank and pause retrieve. A simple twitch of the tip often induces strikes that will keep you coming back!

Now mind you this is winter and the water temps are low 50’s so you can just visualize the shock his system has just gone through. While telling me his story he said he really thought he might die before someone came to help, either from drowning or hypothermia. Some 30 minutes into the horrifying ordeal he spotted a crabber nearby running his traps, calling to him did no good as he was just too far away. That must have been tough to see help so close yet so far away. After another 20 minutes in the water his prayers were answered as 2 men in another boat happened to see him as they were headed back to the dock. They kind strangers gave him a slicker suit to put on and rushed him back to the dock to seek medical attention at the coast guard station. A warm shower, cup of coffee, and dry clothes were welcome reminders that he had reached dry land and indeed was safe. Every time we fish together I thank the big fisherman upstairs for those 2 men who saved my friends life. That story really hits home when it’s some-

one you know and realize that just as easily could have been me or you. Now I agree that the old style PFD’s were uncomfortable and bulky, that’s why nobody wanted to wear them. I am guilty of only wearing one if I have my son Hunter in the boat with me instead of wearing one all the time. With all the new styles of PFD’s out there you can surely find one that suits you, I have fallen in love with the suspender style models that can inflate on their own or can be inflated manually. They are comfortable and easy to fish in which means they are less of a hassle to wear. In addition to the PFD it’s a great idea to add some sort of signaling device to the PFD, like a whistle. The sound of a whistle can be heard much farther that your voice, especially if you have been screaming for a while or get cold. I have waded with anglers who wear just such a set up and it has many helpful uses. I know one fisherman who used the whistle to signal for help when he got stuck by a ray and couldn’t walk. Just something to think about next time you head on the water.

Hometown highlights in district on Monday and Tuesday. District 20-4A will be held at Chambers County in Anahuac and District 3-A will be at Wildwood. The Bridge City Boys Golf team competed at the Warren High School Golf tournament with 20 team participating. Westbrook finished in 1st place with a team score of 323, Lumberton- 2nd with a 330 and Bridge City 3rd- with a team score of 335. Other teams competing were Brookland, Buna, Jasper, Anahuac, Woodville, Corrigan Camden, Day-

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ton, Hardin-Jefferson, Kountz, LCM, Nederland, Orangefield, Silsbee, Vidor and Warren. The Bridge City boys team consisted of Skylar Petroski, David Hearn, Conner Guillotte, Justin Smith, Noah Mathews, Forrest Gauthier & Jace Bradberry. Skylar Petroski was in a 3 way tie for second place by shooting a 78 with Orangefield, Cameron Duhon & Hardin Jefferson’s Ryan Morales. Cameron Duhon won the sudden death play-off. The Bridge City Cardinals go into the District Golf Championship next Monday and Tuesday back at Wildwood.


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Smelley, Hollingshead Win Texas Team Trail Event at Lake Ray Roberts - Anglers top 217-team field, take home over $31,000 in cash and prizes Staff Report For The Record


Parker Smelley and Branden Hollingshead, both of Fort Worth, Texas, brought 28.06 pounds of bass to the scales to win the second stop of the 2014 Texas Team Trail presented by Cabelas (TXTT) at Lake Ray Roberts on March 15. With their victory, the winning anglers took home nearly $2,000 of bonus incentives plus a new, fully rigged Stratos 189 VLO with 150-horsepower Evinrude, valued at $30,000. With a weather front approaching the anglers took advantage of the increased bite. The weather fell right into what we wanted to happen, said Smelley. We wanted the front to come in. Fishing with jerkbaits, umbrella rigs and crankbaits, the anglers fished in only one location. We fished a secondary point and ridge, said Smelley. We never left, stayed in one spot all day. We felt good about our weight and figured it would take thirty pounds to win. In their second year fishing the TXTT, second-place fin-

ishers Chad Walkoviak and Russell Pasket, both of Anderson, Texas, weighed a five-fish limit of 28.04, just four onehundredths of a pound behind the winners. During pre-fishing on Friday, the team experienced a slow bite. Unaccustomed to fishing with an umbrella rig, the anglers tied one on and landed a six-pound bass in three casts. Neither one of use had thrown one before, but there was a tournament out here a few weeks ago that was won with one, said Walkoviak. My partner used an umbrella rig and within the first ten minutes we had a four-pounder. I finally picked one up around noon and as soon as I started throwing it I caught a sixpounder. With a good bag of fish the anglers still had a small bass to replace before heading back to the weigh-in. Right at the end of the day we still had a two-pounder we needed to cull, said Walkoviak. In the last ten minutes I caught a 7.81-pound bass. After that, we were pretty much done. The anglers won a total

of $5,425 and plan on fishing the remaining two TXTT events and the championship at Toledo Bend. “I like competition in general”, said Walkoviak. First-place finishers Parker Smelley (left) and Branden Hollingshead (left) hold up their winning fish at the TXTT Ray Roberts event on March 15.

Local Boy Scout, Kyle Fontenot, Earns Eagle Medal Staff Report For The Record Kyle Fontenot earned the rank of Eagle Scout on December 12, 2013. He is the son of David and Wendy Fontenot of Orange and is a Junior at Bridge City High School. In addition to Boy Scouts, Kyle is a member of the BCHS Band, National Honor Society, UIL Science team and Vice President of the Industrial Tech Club. Kyle has been in scouting since joining as a Cub Scout in the first grade. He joined Boy Scouts Troop 7 in Bridge City in fifth grade and has been a member ever since. The recent merger of Troop 7 and Troop 125 resulted in the new Troop 290 and Kyle continues as a member. He has been led by several Scoutmasters: Ron El-

lis, Brian Kessel and Robbie Kelcher. Earning the rank of Eagle is long process. Along with many camp outs, service hours, merit badges and scouting events, Kyle had to plan, organize and lead an Eagle project. His project was done for St. Peters Catholic Church in Groves where he and his family attend. Kyle converted an old building into a storage area for the St. Peters ACTS Retreat Team. The project took several months, many volunteers and much planning to complete. It was completed September, 2013, and dedicated to the church October, 2013. Kyle would like to thank all who supported him in this monumental task, especially the donors: M & D Supply, OCBM, Tequila’s Restaurant on Gulfway Drive, Tim Weber,

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Kyle will celebrate this event by having a Court of Honor in April, 2014, during which he will be awarded his Eagle Medal.

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Expectant Moms Should be Aware of Little Known, But Common Virus Staff Report For The Record More children are adversely affected by congenital CMV disease than by several betterknown childhood diseases or syndromes such as Down Syndrome, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, Spina Bifida, and Pediatric HIV/AIDS. Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is a common virus that can infect almost anyone. Some 50 to 80 percent of 40 year olds have the virus, but never know because it rarely causes symptoms. However, if you are pregnant, CMV should be a serious cause for concern for you and your unborn baby. When Farah and Patrick Armstrong of Katy, Tx. found out they were pregnant, they and their 2-year-old daughter, Sophie, were ecstatic about adding to their family. Farah had a textbook pregnancy with normal ultrasounds and routine doctor visits. Due on Valentine’s Day, she saw her Obstetrician Selina Lin, M.D. at Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital on January 30. During the visit, Dr. Lin could not get a good image of the baby’s head, but thought the baby was small and decided to deliver early. Not concerned, Farah went home, arranged for family members to care for Sophie, and packed a few things for the hospital stay. The next day, the delivery at Memorial Hermann Katy went smoothly. Madeline Leigh Armstrong arrived at 10:45 a.m. weighing just under five pounds. “Right away, I noticed Maddie had a rash and we wondered what it was,” said Patrick. “The nurses took her away to clean her up and do some tests.” Neonatologist Cecilia Stewart, M.D. examined the tiny baby and found small red pinpricks called petechiae, caused by a very low blood platelet count, plus a blue rash which indicated Maddie’s bone marrow was not properly producing blood cells. Dr. Stewart immediately ordered a panel of tests. “Given Maddie’s skin rash, low birth weight, and inflamed liver, I knew it wasn’t good and she probably had a congenital cytomegalovirus infection,” said Dr. Stewart. “This was one of the times I wished I was wrong.” Each year in the United States, about 40,000 children are born with congenital CMV infection, causing an estimated 400 deaths and leaving approximately 8,000 children with permanent disabilities such as hearing or vision loss, or mental disability. More children are adversely affected by congenital CMV disease than by several better-known childhood diseases or

Maddie was one of 40,000 children born with congenital CMV infection, which causes an estimated 400 deaths each year in the U.S.

syndromes such as Down Syndrome, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, Spina Bifida, and Pediatric HIV/AIDS. Maddie was transferred to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center for more tests. The devastating results confirmed she did have the virus and the damage to her brain was significant and widespread. “We had never heard of CMV before and our heads were spinning,” said Farah. “We cried, cried, and cried some more. How could this happen? How did we not know?” Dr. Stewart thought Maddie had contracted the virus while she was still in the womb. CMV spreads through body fluids, such as blood, saliva, urine, and breast milk. If you are pregnant and develop an active infection, you can pass the virus to your baby. Most healthy children and adults infected with CMV have no symptoms and may not even know they have been infected. Others may develop a mild illness when they get infected and have symptoms like fever, sore throat, fatigue, and swollen glands. “Everything was perfectly normal at the 20week ultrasound, so we know the disease took hold sometime after that, and was extremely aggressive,” said Patrick. “The virus is pretty evil; and unfortunately, not a lot has been done about education, awareness, prevention, or treatment.” On February 7, Dr. Stewart told the Armstrongs that Maddie’s liver was shutting down and the outlook was bleak. “At that point, we decided we wanted to bring her home, so she could live out her last days in more comfort and surrounded by the love of her family,” said Farah. “The Butterfly Team from Houston Hospice helped us tremendously.” After arriving home, Maddie struggled for each breath and to stay with her parents and big sister. Held tightly and constantly in their arms,

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she finally gave up her fight when put down for a diaper change. Little Maddie was only 12 days old, but touched many lives in that short time. “Our daughter’s life was cut way too short, but we look forward to being reunited with her some day, in all her wholeness and completeness,” said Patrick. “We are continuing her fight now in the form of raising awareness of CMV. We call it Maddie’s Mission.” The Armstrongs have raised more than $35,000 for ‘Stop CMV,’ a nonprofit organization working to prevent and eliminate congenital CMV and to improve the lives of all people

affected by congenital CMV. Visit the Armstong’s website at or learn more about CMV at Three simple steps can help a pregnant woman avoid infection with CMV: Do not share food or drink with a toddler. Do not kiss a toddler on the lips or cheek. Hug the child or kiss on the top of the head. Wash your hands carefully after changing diapers or wiping a bottom.

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Follow up on fallen heroes in CH-47D Chinook Helicopter crash Staff Report For The Record Two and a half years after the tragic crash of a CH-47D Chinook helicopter in Afghanistan carrying 17 Navy SEALs, five Navy SEAL support, five National Guardsmen and three Air Force members on a mission named Extortion 17, the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform held a hearing originally designed to learn the causes of the crash. By the time it was held, however, it had morphed into mostly just a testament to our fallen heroes. Among the dead on Extortion 17 were members of Navy SEAL Team VI, the force that masterfully killed Osama Bin Laden just 92 days before the fatal mission. It is thus no wonder that the Taliban – which had been alerted to their involvement in the death of bin Laden by Vice President Biden when he revealed their identities in the lead up to the 2008 presidential elections – viewed them as a rich and satisfying retaliatory target. Among the questions several grieving family members had hoped would be answered by the congressional inquiry were: Why the Obama administration disclosed the identity of SEAL Team VI after the death of Osama bin Laden, putting a target on the backs of the troops on Extortion 17 and their families. Why the troops’ request of pre-assault fire was denied. Why a less vulnerable helicopter was not used for the mission.

Why the “black box” of the helicopter was never found, with officials claiming an alleged flash flood. Why seven Afghan commandos were substituted out within 30 minutes of the takeoff and why the seven Afghans’ identities who replaced the original Afghans are undisclosed. Whether the Afghan commandos onboard compromised the crew of Extortion 17 as part of yet another example of Taliban infiltration and a green-on-blue attack. Whether Afghan President Karzai “sold” the coordinates of Extortion 17 to the Taliban to get something in exchange. Why a Muslim cleric at a ramp ceremony was allowed to damn the fallen soldiers to hell as infidels for not believing in Allah. Why some of the family members were told that their sons had to be cremated when, after requesting autopsy reports, they discovered their sons to be completely intact? One can view the entire hearing on C-SPAN. Regrettably, few of these questions were answered at the hearing. A statement by one of the coached witnesses produced by Obama’s military establishment testified that a postcrash investigation avoided questioning any Afghan military personnel. Our clients believe that the mission was indeed compromised by the Afghans who were inexplicably switched out 30 minutes before Extortion 17 took off. Given the number of green-on-blue attacks, whereby our Afghan “allies” turn on our servicemen and kill or wound them intentionally,

Rare Texas Lesser Prairie-Chicken to be Conserved

AUSTIN – Eighty-four Texas ranchers in the Panhandle and Rolling Plains have voluntarily enrolled 614,250 acres in conservation agreements for the lesser prairie-chicken, marking one of the largest private landowner commitment to conserve a rare species in Texas history. This comes as the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service mulls whether to list the bird under the Endangered Species Act, a decision expected by March 31. Back in November 2006, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department signed a Candidate Conservation Agreement with Assurances (CCAA) with the federal wildlife agency. At the time, the bird was a candidate for listing. Yet for several years after the agreement was developed, few landowners signed on. Then, after the USFWS proposed listing the bird as threatened in late 2012, enrollment surged. By undertaking voluntary conservation measures on their property under the agreement, landowners are assured that no further land use restrictions or conditions will be required from them if the lesser prairie-chicken is ultimately listed. In return, landowners undertake conservation actions such as brush control, grazing

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it is likely Extortion 17 was set up. See “Pentagon official defends ill-fated SEAL mission.” Of the five witnesses present at the hearing, including political appointee Garry Reid, the principal deputy assistant secretary of defense, four were strictly involved in mortuary affairs. In fact, a few of them had only been in his position for a year or two. As emphatically pointed out by the one congressman who showed some desire to learn the truth, John Mica from my home state of Florida, the military brass who could have been put on the carpet to tell the truth were conspicuously not called to testify. And, as for our clients, some of the families of our fallen heroes were barred from testifying after being promised they could have their say. Notwithstanding the other unanswered questions, a real investigation into the possibility of Afghan complicity cannot be avoided. It is possible that the corrupt president of Afghanistan, Hamid Karzai, sold out our best and brightest to placate the Taliban. Recently, Karzai has secretly met with the Taliban in an attempt to negotiate behind the backs of the U.S. and other allies. It is also more than likely that Karzai financially benefited from any such “transaction,” as he is a notorious criminal who has stashed away in various foreign banks boatloads of money, gained from misappropriating and stealing American and other assets and monies. At the outset of the hearing, Sub-Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz addressed the families, many of whom attended the hearing with me, by saying that one of its purposes was to dispel the “myths” about the fatal crash of Extortion 17. Regrettably, the only myth that was dispelled is that Congress had the ability and fortitude to take on a corrupt military establishment that is running interference for the commander in chief, Barack Hussein Obama, whose rules of engagement facilitated the deaths of the crew of Extortion 17. These rules of engagement barred pre-assault fire on the mission and thus prevented the crew from engaging the enemy before it engaged them. In

short, these rules of engagement put the protection and well-being of Muslim insurgents and the civilian Islamic population, which the terrorists use as human shields, before our own troops. While the families are grateful to the committee and Rep. Chaffetz for holding a hearing, it did not produce the necessary answers to their questions. It was instead rife with Obama Defense Department lies and prevarication. The families now must seek justice for their sons by filing suit to hold Karzai, his terroristdominated country, the Taliban and Iran, which pays bounties for U.S. servicemen killed in the war, accountable and to bring justice and closure to this catastrophe.



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The Suffering of Those We Need Be Reminded of Rev. Evan Dolive For The Record Last week amid the news reports about the closing of the olympics, the national debt and the latest pop culture ‘news’, the Guardian published a picture that encapsulates the volume of pain, and suffering that is happening in Syria. For years, the conflict in Syria has gone through its ebbs and flows; it has been in and out of the media’s attention. Even though thousands of people have been displaced and families have been forced to eat animal feed, this is not worthy for American front page news. Sadly, when it comes to travesties around the world or even in our backyard, they are categorized as “out of sight, out of mind.” Too often we are consumed by other things than those outside of our limited purview. When I saw the photo of the suffering of the Syrians, I was shocked; I was shocked that so many people were in line to get food, shocked that despite their best efforts there is not enough food to go around. I felt sad for the people who by no fault of their own live in a country that is being ravaged by war, violence, greed and power struggles. I felt embarrassed for all of the times I whined and complained about my own “problems.” All of them collectively wouldn’t even begin to compare to what people are facing in Syria at this very moment. I wanted to find a way to do something, to raise my voice for them...anything. Where is the outcry on their behalf? Where are those standing up for the widows and the orphans? Why are the collective prayers and laments of the Church not being raised for those facing dis-

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tress and peril? Why are too many churches debating who is in and who is out, or who is right or who is wrong, rather than focusing on issues such as this? These questions and many more began to swirl in my head. This is not how the world is supposed to be. People can be so hateful and power hungry that it leaves innocent people in the dust. What happened to that “very good” world that is described in Genesis? Will it ever be the idyllic place we all hope and yearn for? In Matthew 25 we find these prophetic words of Jesus; “Then those who are righteous will reply to him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you a drink? When did we see you as a stranger and welcome you, or naked and give you clothes to wear? When did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?’ “Then the king will reply to them, ‘I assure you that when you have done it for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you have done it for me.’” (Common English Bible 2012). The church has an obligation to the world. The church has an obligation to other people. Though we have enough problems in this country, it does not negate our duty to

share the love of Christ to all people. Becoming a Christian expands our horizon, our world, our outlook. No longer are we to be self-centered; rather, by the ministry and indwelling of Christ we have become new creations of selflessness. I’m not saying that you have to wear sackcloth and throw ashes on your head; or, sell all your possessions and give it to the people of Syria. However, in our moments of selfishness, let’s remember those who struggle from day-to-day for the basics of life. Remember those who hunger for the food that we discard every day. Remember that we are immune to the cries of the hurting and the forgotten in this world. All people no matter their race, age, hair color, etc. are all created in the same image of God as you and I. Since all people are created in that image, we should not have predetermined boundaries on our love and grace. Looking at the world and all of its many issues and problems can be overwhelming, but we first and foremost must remember the call to be the hands and feet of God in the world.

When we think we don’t have enough, look at the picture. When our children complain about dinner, show them the picture. When the church is debating what to cut from the budget, look at the picture. When more focus is on getting people in the door than helping those outside it, look at the picture. As we journey into Lent, the season of emptying ourselves out to receive the Holy Spirit and journey with Jesus toward the cross in Jerusalem, may we find ways to help the poor and outcast. May this picture be a reminder that just because we are not affected by it, people are suffering every day. Come Holy Spirit come. Rev. Evan M. Dolive is an ordained minister in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). He is married to his high school sweetheart and has two children ages 4 and 1. He currently lives in Orange, Texas. For more information about Evan visit or email him at

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Our meeting in April is scheduled for April 1st at 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Brown Hearing Center on 105 Camellia in Orange. Our Speaker is Francis Collins who wrote “Seashell Prisoners”. She will give us inside tips on how she published, edited and all the decisions she had to make. This meeting is open to the Public and at no charge. Any questions, please email me at or call 409-

988-2588. Go to the side parking lot, the last door and up the stairs.

CHURCH BRIEFS WIND Retreat April 11 - 13

The Women’s Department of Starlight COGIC, 2800 Bob Hall Rd. is hosting WIND Retreat 2014 at LaTorretta Lake Resort in Montgomery, Texas with great Speakers and food. The theme is “Breakthrough”. There will be several powershops, including a

Singles class, a Marriage class, a Firstt Ladies class, “Walking with the Wounded”, Pray Until Breakthrough Comes, and others. April 13th, is the conclusion of the matter with the Retreat Afterglow at Starlight. For more infomregarding registration call 409-886-4366.

Church Sponsors YOUR AD COULD BE HERE! Call 886-7183 for more information!!!

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

St. Paul United Methodist Church 1155 W. Roundbunch Rd., Bridge City 409- 735-5546 Rev. Mark Bunch Sun. Mornings: Worship Experience - 8:15 a.m.; Sunday School - 9:30 a.m.; Worship - 10:45 a.m. (Nursery provided) For Mid & Sr. High Youth Sun: 3:30 to 6 p.m. Taizé Service - 6:30 p.m. For Children Ages 4–10 Wed. 6 to 7 p.m. – JAM is now KFC ”Kids for Christ” (Jesus & Me) Club For info regarding preschool enrollment call 409-735-5546

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

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

Francis Collins

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

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

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

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

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

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

Harvest Chapel 1305 Irving Street, West Orange, Texas 77630 (409) 882-0862 Pastor: Ruth Logan Burch Services: Sunday Morning 10:00 am Morning Service 11:00 am Nightly Service 6:00 pm Wednesday Service 6:00 pm

The Church of

Living Word Church Latter-day Sain

Services at 9 a. Hwy 87 & FM 1006, Orange 6108 Hazelwoo 409-735-6659 409-779-9039 Samuel G.K. - Pastor Joseph Samuel - Asst. Pastor Sun. Serv - 10 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wed. Service - 7 p.m. Come As You Are!

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

Trinity Baptist Church Celebrating 50 years

Four Area Locations


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

Call 886-7183 for more information!!!

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• Just $10 For A 30 Word Ad In Both Papers And The Web • Classified Newspaper Deadline: Monday 5 P.M. For Upcoming Issue • You Can Submit Your Ad ANYTIME Online At

Community Classifieds Call 735-5305

Your ads published in both newspapers, the County Record and the Penny Record plus on our web site APARTMENTS Free rent in March – move in with just deposit. Luxury large 1 br apartment- 800 sq. ft. of living space with ceramic tile, upgraded counter tops, plush carpet. Unit has 10 ft ceilings and a full size washer and dryer included as well as dishwasher and garbage disposal. Lots of storage inside the apartment along with a garden tub/huge shower and designer ceiling fans. Hearthland, Inc. is an award winning management company with on site 24 hr. maintenance and security cameras. We have pay by phone options with credit/ debit for your convenience. $725.00 monthly with a $700 dep. Pets 20 lbs. or smaller are welcome for a one-time fee of just $100.00. For the

CASA Volunteer Training CASA Volunteer training is April 7 through 11 at 5:30 p.m. in the Orange CASA office. Go to web site for details: www.advocates4-children-inc. org. Or call 409886-2272 or email casaocjanes@ There is a child in our region that needs YOUR help!

month of March we are offering a move in special with just dep. of $700 the rest of the month is free. Call 409735-7696 Bridge City 2/1 465 Shady Ln., 2 large bedrooms, one large bath, lg laundry room with washer and dryer connections, all elect. appliances, ceiling fans, lots of closets plus linen closet in hall. CA/H concrete parking and patio. No pets. You pay electric and water, yard maintenance provided. $650 monthly + $300 dep. Call for an appointment 409-7356277 or 626-1968 (tfnss)

NoTicE To cREDiToRs

Notice is hereby given that original Letters Testamentary for the Estate of DoNAlD JoE bRyAN, Deceased, were issued on March 7, 2014, in Cause No. P16758, pending in the County Court at Law of Orange County, Texas, to: David Keith bryan. All persons having claims against this Estate which is currently being administered are required to present them to the undersigned within the time and in the manner prescribed by law.

c/o ToMMy GUNN Attorney at law 202 s. border street orange, Texas 77630 DATED the 7th day of March, 2014

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

1/1 Duplex Apartment, Mauriceville, in the woods, log cabin style, $500 monthly + dep., 409-735-2030. (TFN m&r) LAND FOR SALE SELLER FINANCE! 2 to 4 acre tracts. LCM Schools, MMUD water & sewer can be financed with land. Culvert, drive and dirt pad installed. Mobiles and livestock OK. COUNTRYLAND PROPERTIES LLC 409-745-1115 (4/8) MOBILES OK. Orangefield Schools, livestock welcome. 10 acre tract on private road with seller financing available. COUNTRYLAND PROPERTIES LLC 409-745-1115 (4/8)

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NEW DEVELOPMENT! Twin Lake Estates on FM 105 near FM 1442– Orangefield ISD. Concrete streets, public water and sewer, natural gas, private lake access, restricted home sites. COUNTRYLAND PROPERTIES LLC 409-7451115. (4/8)

• Penny Record Office: 333 West Roundbunch, Bridge City • County Record Office: 320 Henrietta, Orange Note: Offices Closed On Wednesday Rear spaces cheaper and perfect for shops, storage, warehouses, etc. 409-7352030 (M&r) HOME RENTALS 3/2/2CP In Bridge City on Turner Ln., fenced in back yard, $850 monthly + Dep., 409-735-2030. (TFN M&R)

ROOMS FOR RENT Private room for rent in Orange with Private entrance and bath, mini fridge, TV, cable, microwave, linens furnished, $125 wk, $125 dep. 409-886-3457 (3/19) “GOLDEN GIRLS” – A Take off Real Life. Many older ladies are now home sharing expenses. Searching for two ladies, non-smokers, to share home. Furnished bedrooms with king size bed, laundry room inside home and kitchen. $300 with all utilities paid. Upscale Neighproofing. borhood. Come share my col. x 4.5" home with me. Phone 409670-9272. (tfn)

ExecutiveToDirector be published in COMMERCIAL openingThe forRecord CASANewspapers program in Orange. 03/19/14 Nice office space, on College degree prebland ST., BC, former lawferred; must be agyer’s office, newly redone, ANy gressive PlEAsE self-starter;fAxnice (409) 735-2030 (M&r) good computer/comcoRREcTioNs by munication skills; For Rent on Roundbunch 5 P.M. MoNDAy some accounting Rd, BC, various sizes and prices, frontage available. background to a plus; 735-7346 supervising volunThanks, teers and staff; diDebbie verse skills needed; Salary DOE. Get Application and backfAx ground checks at # 735-7346 website: www.advocates-4-children-inc. org Send all: applicaContact Troy Thibeaux at: tion, resume, references and background check forms to or fax to: 1-409-886-0527. You may call 1-877-5866548 for more details.


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Excellent Pay & Benefits + 401K Sign-on Bonus for Experienced Drivers and Safety Bonuses No Over the Road, you’re home daily Run Regular Shifts in Beaumont. CDL-A w/ “X” Endorsement Needed 1 yr 18-wheeler or Tanker Exp. Req.


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Used appliances, starting at $99.95 & Up, Harry’s appliances, 302 10th. St. (10Th. & Main), Orange. We buy used appliances, 8864111 (HS)

Moving Sale! Curtis Mathis TV, wood cabinet, collector’s item, will consider all offers; dining table w/ 4 chairs, $250; head board, paid $1,000 will take $150; small but tall glass top, 3 drawers at bottom, $100; large wood entertainment center, $250; roll up; angel to go on mail box, $35; Dyson vacuum w/ instructions and extended warranty, $100; rocking chair, grandma type, very old, $10; computer char, brown, comfortable, $10; coffee table w/ white and gold trim, $35; Antique dish set, make offer. NOTE I would like to buy a pillow top queen size mattress! Call for an appointment to see @ (409) 670-9272. (Edee, tfn)

AUTOS & TRUCKS ‘01 Ram Truck & ‘00 Mobile Scout. Call for more info 409-330-1698 (3/26)

Private Sale: 2 HUD approved homes in Orange. One 3/2 and one 2/2. Good location. Will owner finance with good credit. Respond by mail to: Property for Sale, P.O. Box 2101, Orange, TX 77631 (3/26)




Motor Home 35 ft. Winnebago Adventurer with slide out. Priced below market value. For more info call 208-631-1511 EMPLOYMENT

3/2/2, 2404 Post Oak Ln., LCMISD, Nice brick orange home on corner lot garden room overlooking back yard, family room (17’x19’), 2 walkins in master bdrm. Shower and jetted tub in master bath, open concept kitchen and breakfast room, fireplace, new tile and new carpeted floors, fenced back yard, (reduced to $190,000) for more info call edee 409670-9272 or 330-4470 (tfn)

Stakes Electric

TRUCK DRIVERS DRIVERS: Great pay, Bonuses & PAID Health Ins1 Local-Home Daily & Regional-Out/Back Openings!! CDL-A, 1 yr TT Exp. w/XEnd. Reg. 100% Employee Owned

PETS Puppies eating me out of house and home! Beautiful b & w, will grow to 40-60 lbs. They need good homes! Call Jonnie at (409) 988-9472.

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PSA AL-ANON meets Wed. & Sunday at 7 pm. 1512 Strickland Dr., Orange, call 409779-4289 or Cindy @ 9945503 for details.

MISCELLANEOUS Dining table w/ 4 chairs, $350; headboard, paid $1,000 will take $450; enter-

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(409) 937-5259 home rewires. (409) 330-7793 409-749-4873 License #’s Customer: # 25151 Call for free Bids! Master: # 14161

Drivers: New Year, New Career!


tainment center, $250; dyson vacuum, still in warranty; call to see at (409) 670-9272 or 330-4470.(edee)



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9 mo.; job to begin 4/21/14 through 1/15/15; Duties: Operate farm equipment during field maintenance; planting 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; OT varies, not guaranteed; Must have 3 months experience in job offered. All work tools provided. Housing&transpor tation provided to workers who can not reasonably return to their permanent residence at the end of work day; Transportation & subsistence expenses to worksite will be provided by the employer upon completion of 50% of work contract, or earlier, if appropriate; ¾ hours guaranteed in a work day during contract. Employment offered by Spike Noel Farms located in Donaldsonville,LA. Qualified applicants may call employer for interview at (225) 717-4334. Applicants may apply for this position at their nearest SWA office located at 304 Pearl St. Beaumont, TX 77701

(409) 735-5305 or 886-7183


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Garage Sales

2020 Melwood in Orange. Fri. 8 - 3 and Sat. 8 - 12: Garden supplies, lawn mower, crafts and tools, glassware, furniture, clothes, 3’ x 6’ x 18” cabinets, odd & ends. 501 Hydrangea Ave. in Orange Fri & Sat 8 - 1 Sears sewing machine in cabinet, queen size mattress & frame, picture frames, kitchen items, sheets & curtains, dresser with mirror, computer monitor, VCR & DVD tapes, old records, suit cases, etc.

ACROSS 1. Bodily lumps 6. Be in the red

GOLDEN TRIANGLE TOUGHLOVE is a self help parents support group for parents of children displaying unacceptable behavior. Meets every Tues. At 7 pm. At immaculate conception education building, 4100 lincoln (corner of lincoln & washington) in groves. For more information call 9620480. CRISIS CENTER. Rape and crisis center of SETX needs volunteer advocates to provide direct services to survivors of sexual assault in a medical setting. Comprehensive training is provided. Anyone interested should contact crisis center at 409-8326530. ADVOCATES FOR CHILDREN, INC. “A casa program” is accepting volunteer applications at this time. You can apply by calling 1-877-5866548 [toll free] or going online to www.Advocates-4children-inc.Org [there is an application at this website]. 30 Hours of training is required. Record numbers of children are being abused. Your volunteer help is needed! ESTATE SALES 6903 Horseshoe Bend off of N. Hwy 62. Fri. and Sat. 8 3 . Twin and double bed, buffet, hutch, kitchenware, pictures, Christmas items & more.

9. Flexible mineral 13. Unusual or eccentric

14. Pen ___ 15. *National _____ of Science, awarded

inventors 16. “Holberg Suite” composer 17. Put to work 18. Do penance 19. *Denim pants inventor 21. *Ford’s assembly line product 23. ___ 7, 1941 24. Blondie’s hit “The ____ Is High” 25. “Just kidding!” 28. *Richard ____, inventor of Scotch

Tape 30. *Inventor of engine of same name 35. Crude group 37. Seed coat 39. Accent mark 40. “Good” to Sophia Loren 41. Betty Page, e.g. 43. To defeat decisively 44. Grind down 46. Largest volcano in Europe 47. Write on tomb-

stone, e.g. 48. City on the Rio Grande 50. Hideous 52. Get the picture 53. Shakespeare’s metrical unit 55. Sushi restaurant staple 57. Morally pure 60. *Tactile writing inventor 64. Domenikos Theotokopoulos, a.k.a. El _____ 65. Wade’s opponent 67. Remained firm 68. European finch 69. DNA transmitter 70. Not these 71. Dumbfounded 72. Japanese capital 73. Red Sea nation DOWN 1. Wheel teeth 2. Nomad’s round house 3. Affect emotionally

4. *Now found on the invention by Dunlop 5. Proceeded without pause 6. “Moonlight Sonata,” e.g. 7. Singular past tense of “be” 8. Fragrant resin 9. Dole out 10. Object of worship 11. Not in optimist’s vocabulary? 12. Draft pick 15. Conquered the Everest, e.g. 20. Junk yard stuff 22. 1, e.g. 24. Washer/dryer unit 25. *Dynamite inventor 26. “Carmen,” e.g. 27. Luciano Pavarotti, e.g. 29. U.S. city and lake 31. De Valera’s land 32. Gambling choice, pl. 33. Bring out

34. River in Hades 36. Surrender territory 38. *Cousteau’s aqua____ 42. More pale 45. *Motion-picture camera inventor 49. Granola grain 51. Possible adjective for bread 54. Like Christmas 56. Quality of many a ballerina 57. Captain and his party 58. Not there 59. *a.k.a. LSD, invented by Albert Hofmann 60. Chili seed 61. Rumpelstiltskin machine 62. Eminem’s hit “____ Yourself” 63. “I Dream of Jeannie” star 64. Fed. property manager 66. Two halves

Rains Will Bring Good Wildflower Displays to Texas While cooler than usual weather may delay the wildflower season in some parts of Texas, the good news is that many areas should have great blooms, and a few already show the first stirrings of spring. “All signs point to a good wildflower season,” said Damon Waitt, the senior botanist at The University of Texas at Austin’s Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. “We’ve had good fall precipitation and good winter precipitation in many parts of the state—not just rain, but sleet and snow as well.” Fall and winter moisture are important as many popular wildflowers—including Texas bluebonnets, Indian blanket and Texas star—get a

jumpstart on their spring growth by germinating during the winter and establishing themselves as rosettes. These clusters of leaves spread low across the ground to retain heat in the winter before the plants grow rapidly once temperatures climb. For Texans living in regions fortunate enough to have received timely precipitation, the wait is now on for the weather to warm enough to encourage wildflowers to begin blooming. “Whether or not the peak bloom is on time or delayed remains to be seen,” Waitt said. “A colder than normal March will tend to delay the season whereas warm March temperatures with good rainfall and sunshine will pro-

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mote growth and extend the season.” But already along Highway 123 south of Seguin the Dugger Cemetery has a blanket of Drummond phlox, Texas groundsel and other wildflowers. And along Highway 37 north of Corpus Christi some large patches of emerging Texas bluebonnets have been sighted, as well as pink evening primrose. At Houston Audubon’s Edith L. Moore Nature Sanctuary, the leaves of a number of wildflowers including rosinweed, Texas coneflower, blackeyed Susan, rattlesnake master and blue-eyed grass are up, but not many have flowered yet. The exceptions are some violets and Carolina jessamine. Though temperatures are still cool in the Brenham area, good clusters of bluebonnets have begun to open up on the medians of Highway 290 and other locations. The Highland Lakes area also has a few early bluebonnets, as well as prairie paintbrush, Drummond and prairie phlox, and prairie verbena. Cold weather in North Texas has slowed the onset of this year’s season, but there have been sightings of spring beauties at the new Elmer W. Oliver Nature Park in Mansfield and elbow bush at Cedar Ridge Preserve in Dallas. And trout lilies, a harbinger of spring, came to life in recent weeks in Tandy Hills Natural Area in Fort Worth. Large colonies may be seen at places such as Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center, Cedar Mountain Preserve and White Rock Lake in Dallas. Along the River Road between Presidio and Lajitas and elsewhere in Presidio and southern Brewster counties, Big Bend bluebonnet and Torrey yucca are among the wildflowers spot-

ted in early bloom. Meanwhile, the Texas Panhandle has been quite dry with very little snow, and early spring rain may be needed to help wildflowers flourish. At the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin, Mexican plum, agarita, Carolina jessamine, golden groundsel and elbow bush are just a few of the plants currently in bloom. As the wildflower season progresses, the center will offer visitors abundant displays of many varieties—including bluebonnets. “As in years past, we will have areas for visitors to take photos with family and friends in front of this iconic flower,” Waitt said. “We are delighted to offer a safe and convenient place for people to capture forever one of the joys of spring in Texas.” To test your skill at identifying Texas’ wildflowers, try the Wildflower Quiz at: quiz.php. For bloom updates, visit sites such as http://www., and http://www.texasbluebonnetsightings. com. The Texas Department of Transportation will start providing sightings sometime in March at 1-800-452-9292.

Public Water-Sewer System Superintendent Located in Orange County, Texas, the Orange County Water Control & Improvement District No. Two (sometimes known as the West Orange Water Department) (the “District”) is conducting a Superintendent Search following the recent retirement of its longtime employee who most recently served as Superintendent over about the last eight years. Effective as of the date of his retirement in January 2014, the District’s Board of Directors appointed another District employee as Interim Superintendent. The Board further authorized and directed its Personnel Committee, with appropriate staff and other support, to conduct a search for a person to serve as non-interim Superintendent. The current Interim Superintendent is eligible to be selected, but the Board is not obligated to do so, nor is the Interim Superintendent required to apply for consideration. The District, established in the first half of the 1950’s, is substantially coextensive with the City of West Orange, Texas. Demographic and other information about the City may fairly be applied to the District. Presently about 1,600 accounts receive District services of potable water supply and wastewater collection, treatment and discharge. Services are provided by a staff of about 3 office employees and about 5 field employees. The District seeks qualified applicants to consider for the vacant noninterim Superintendent position. Qualifications include demonstrated experience and ability related to the effective management and operation of a public water supply and wastewater collection and treatment system. Responsibilities include direct and indirect personnel supervision, regulatory compliance, office and field operations, financial management, customer relations, and interfacing with Board of

Directors and District consultants. Persons interested in applying should transmit all required and any supplemental application materials to Alan Sanders, attorney for the District, at his mailing and physical address, Wesleyan Tower, Suite 1400, 24 E. Greenway Plaza, Houston, Texas, 77046, or by fax at 713-759-6830, or by email at, no later than 3:00 p.m. on Friday, April 4, 2014. Timely receipt is required, and it is the sole responsibility of each applicant to provide for timely delivery rather than simply depositing their materials into the custody of third parties such as the Postal Service or commercial delivery services. Required materials include a properly completed, signed and dated Application; Background Check Authorization directed to the District; and Background Check Authorization directed to references, former employers and other pertinent recipients. If desired, an applicant may include supplemental materials such as a Resume, Recommendation Letters, copies of relevant licenses and certifications, and a brief narrative of their interest in and qualifications for the position. The District reserves the right to reject any and all applicants for any reason not otherwise prohibited by law and also to waive any one or more informalities or noncompliance with the application process. Applicant information will be kept confidential except as otherwise provided by law. All applicants are subject to District’s Drug Free Workplace Policy during the selection process and if hired. The District is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Compensation and starting date are negotiable. However, the District presently anticipates that the position will be compensated at a salary that is in the range of $40,000 to $60,000 per year, plus benefits.


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Bridge  City ISD

School News

Bridge City Elementary and Pre-K Celebrate with Walt Disney


n the evening of Tuesday, March 4th Bridge City Elementary had their Kindergarten Program. This program followed a Disney theme and included songs from movies such as “Toy Story,” “The Lion King,” “Cinderella” and “The Little Mermaid.” Some students were selected to speak special Walt Disney quotes and movie lines on the microphone. The students wore matching shirts designed by a first grade teacher, April Malagarie, and they also wore a variety of themed props and hats. The stage was decorated with lifesize cardboard stand-up Disney characters and a 4’ tall red glittered Mickey Mouse silhouette that hung

from the top of the stage. There were approximately 230 students in the program between 11 kindergarten classes. The kindergarten teachers involved were Darla Cricchio, Karen Warner, Yamile Zuniga, Joanne Hill, Kristi Bertles, Jessica Williams, Kelly Sartin, Donna Necci, DaWanna Landry, Deborah Ellender and Lauren Parrish. The program was led by the fine arts teacher, Haleigh Wolford. The principal at BCE is Norman Gaspard and the assistant principal is Randy Godsey. BCE is looking forward to their next performance in May which will feature their Pre-K students.

BC students from every campus sung the National Anthem at the Houston Rockets game in March BCISD Adds Additional Technology Tools to Classrooms Bridge City ISD provided two mobile laptop carts for student use. Both carts contain thirty wireless Lenovo ThinkPad laptops. One cart is for classroom checkout at Bridge City Intermediate School. A portion of the funds used to purchase this mobile cart was provided through Book Fair fund raisers held at the Intermediate School. Students in grades 3-5 are using the laptops for research, and to integrate grade level technology application TEKS within lessons and projects. The other cart is used by Bridge City High School Social Studies and Science students. These laptops are also used for research, projects, and to enrich instruction. In addition to the two mobile carts, ten laptops have also been added to BridgeCity Middle School for students to use in the library for various projects and research. The mobile laptop carts and the BYOD program implemented this year at Bridge City High School and Bridge City Middle School are part of Bridge City ISD’s goal to enhance curriculum, actively engage students, and provide them with educational technology tools to access, analyze, evaluate and communicate.

Bridge City TAFE advances to State! Destiny Mann and Samantha Ayre presented Service Projects. Ashlyn Ellison competed in Bulletin Boards. Kelly Zoch was a finalist in job application.

Cardinals for a CURE week March 3-7 – BCHS hosted “Cardinals for a CURE week” Each day a different cancer was a focus – and 2nd period classes competed in raising money to donate to the American Cancer Society-Orange County. Tuesday, March 4, was also National Pancake Day and we hosted a FREE PANCAKE BREAKFAST that netted over $321.01 towards our school’s donation.

Bridge City TAFE advances to State! Destiny Mann and Samantha Ayre presented Service Projects. Ashlyn Ellison competed in Bulletin Boards. Kelly Zoch was a finalist in job application.

Pictured are members of the BCISD Technology Department, from left to right, Jonathan Tingle and Shane Preston.