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Week of Wednesday, April 9, 2014

OC approves reduced rates for Expo Center David Ball

For The Record

It seems the Orange County Convention & Expo Center is trying to get more bang for their bucks with new rental rates. The Orange County Commissioners’ Court approved the requested rate change, made by Sabrina Gray, event coordina-

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.

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nonprofit rate. tor for the center, at The hourly rate is their regular meetat the discretion of the ing Monday mornOC event coordinator, ing. She said the Sabrina Gray. An event changes are necesmay be scheduled on a sary to remain comrecognized county holpetitive with other iday. The rate will be venues. charged at 1.5 times the Gray explained normal rate. she redrawn the THIBODEAUX Ballroom Option 2: ballroom into four 8,100 square feet, is different sections to determine pricing. For in- $800 for the commercial rate stance, Ballroom Option 1, and $400 for the nonprofit rate 10,800 square feet, for the for the weekend. Weekdays are weekend from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., $725 for commercial and $363 Friday through Sunday, the for- for nonprofit. Ballroom Option 3: 5,400 mer price to rent the entire ballroom, was $1,500. It is now square feet, is $600 for com$1,000. Rates for nonprofits is mercial and $300 for nonprofit for the weekend. Weekdays are $500. Weekdays from 8 a.m. to 11 $500 for commercial and $250 p.m., Monday through Thurs- for nonprofit. Ballroom Option 4: 2,700 day, the rate is $900 for the commercial rate and $450 for square feet, is $400 for commercial and $200 nonprofit for the nonprofit rate. The hourly rate is deter- the weekend. Weekdays are mined at a minimum of four $275 for commercial and $138 hours at $75 an hour between 8 for nonprofit. For conference rooms, The a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Thursday, There is no DuPont Room: 841 square feet,

Crawfish fest this weekend David Ball

For The Record

Springtime in Texas means milder temperatures, beautiful wild flowers, Easter, going outdoors, and maybe most importantly, the beginning of crawfish season! The folks in Mauriceville have been knowing how to celebrate the season for more than three decades now and this year is no exception. The 34th annual Mauriceville Crawfish Festival will be held from April 11-13 at the crawfish festival grounds, 7441 Cohenour Road off of Highway 62. Hours for Friday will be 5 p.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday will be 10 a.m. to 12 a.m. and Sunday will be 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., according to Karen Keath, president of the festival board. Tickets will cost $5 for adults, $4 for senior citizens and students and free to children 5 and under. Tickets, however, will be $7 across the board after 5 p.m. on Saturday. The parade will start at 9 a.m. on Saturday and proceed down Highway 12. The parade theme is Beau Garcon’ in Boots and Pearls. This year’s parade marshals are Jeff and Teresa Viator. “We are excited and honored to be chosen as the 2014 Mauriceville Crawfish Festival Parade Marshals,” Teresa said. Jeff has lived in Mauriceville since the age of 3. He graduat-

ed from Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School. Teresa is a graduate of Bridge City High School. One of their earliest dates was at the first Mauriceville Crawfish Festival 34 years ago when they were high school sweethearts. They have been happily married for 31 years and have three daughters- Jennifer, Julianne and Jace- and a new son-in-law, Shayne Seago who is married to Jennifer, Teresa said. “Through the years we have supported our community, volunteering as little league football and cheer leading coaches. We have also been avid supporters of the Mauriceville Senior Citizens Christmas Dinner and, of course, the crawfish festival,” she said. For several years they coached and served as groundskeepers for the Orange Crush softball team, featuring their daughter, Julianne. Teresa also volunteered as home room mom for many her daughters’ classes during their years as Mauriceville students. Teresa added the Viators have been involved with benefits for family and friends, barbecue cook-offs and they have provided hardy and delicious tailgating meals for the Lamar University Softball team and fans. Daughter Julianne is also on the Lamar team. “When it come to the community, we are always enthusi-


is $275 for commercial and $200 for nonprofit form 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., all day on Monday through Sunday. The rate during office hours, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Mon-

day through Sunday, is $175 for commercial and $100 for nonprofit. Evening rates, 5 p.m. until 10 p.m., Monday through Sunday, is $175 for commercial and $100 for nonprofit.

Conference Room #2: 741 square feet, is $275 for commercial and $200 on weekends, $175 for commercial and $100 COUNTY BUSINESS Page 3A

BC Library Friends host 2nd Literary Feast-Author’s Forum Charlotte Chiasson For The Record

The Friends of the Bridge City Public Library are excited to host the 2nd Annual Literary Feast-Author’s Forum, Thursday, April 24 with funds to benefit the library expansion. Local authors who will be speaking include Sylvia Dickey Smith, Mike Trahan and Elizabeth Ludwig. Tickets for the event are $20 per person or a reserved table for eight is $200. Tickets are available at the Bridge City Public Library or from all Friends members in advance or may be purchased at the door. The event begins at 6:00 p.m. at the Bridge City Community Center and a gumbo meal will be served. The event will also include a silent auction. Sylvia Dickey Smith was born backward, feet first, is left handed and has done everything backwards ever since. At the age of 41 she began her freshman year at the University of Texas at El Paso and obtained her Bachelor of Arts in sociology with honors and then received her master’s degree in educational psychology while raising four children, being a pastor’s wife and a foreign missionary. After graduation she began a career as a single mother working with non-profit and for-profit organizations within the human services field and was a licensed professional counselor and marriage-family therapist. Sylvia loves writing about strong women which has helped her find and refine her voice, to discover who she is and what she stands for and what she wants to stand for. The books she has written include “A War of Her Own”, “Dance On His Grave”, “Deadly Sins Deadly Secrets”, “Dead Wreckoning”, “The Swamp Whisperer” plus she has written a small cookbook “Sassy Southern Classy Cajun”. The second author to speak at the forum will be Mike Trahan who is the son of Cleben (Crip) and Sadie Trahan and grew up in W. Orange, attended St. Mary School and

Elizabeth Ludwig is among the authors to be featured at the 2nd Annual Literary Feast-Author’s Forum hosted by the Friends of the Bridge City Public Library on April 24.

Author Mike Trahan will also be featured during the Annual Literary Feast-Author’s Forum.

graduated from W. Orange High School in 1960. He attended the University of Mississippi on a football scholarship and later transferred to the University of Texas where he graduated in 1965. He began taking flying lessons at the Edgar Brown Airport in

1957 at the age of fifteen and continued his flying education through high school and college and received his private and commercial pilot’s licenses which qualified him to fly single and multi-engine



• The Record • Week of Wednesday, April 9, 2014

97-year old woman named Texas Senior Volunteer

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A 97-year-old volunteer, Denison woman has been honored as the Texas winner of the Home Instead Senior Care® network’s Salute to Senior Service® award. Vera Kennedy is being recognized for her dedicated community service, including 28 years as a volunteer at the Texoma Medical Center. Kennedy is the oldest volunteer at the hospital and has contributed more than 17,700 hours of service. She kindly greets patients in the ICU waiting room twice a week and brings joy to new mothers by putting together educational packets for them. As one of 50 state winners, Kennedy earned $500 for her charity of choice – donated by Home Instead, Inc., Franchisor of the Home Instead Senior Care network and contest sponsor. Kennedy also will have a spot on the Salute to Senior Service Wall of Fame on where her nomination story has been posted. “Vera represents so well the dedication and commitment that make senior volunteers

The AARP Tax Filing Assistance Program is still being offered at the Orange Public Library. Trained volunteers available from 12:15 to 4 p.m. Wed. and Fri. through April 11 and

BC Knights Fried Fish Dinners served each Fri. (except Good Fri.) during Lent at the BC KC Hall on W. Round Bunch. Dinner is $8 (fried fish, 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.

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. Dinners are sold 5 - 7 p.m. in St. Mary Church parish hall,Cherry Ave.,Orange. 3-pc fried or baked fish dinners - $8. 2-pc - $7. Sides include: fries, coleslaw, tartar & cocktail sauce, tea and dessert. Public invited to enjoy our renowned fish taste.

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Vera Kennedy, 97, of Dennison has been named the Texas Senior Volunteer of the Year.

such a value to their communities,” said Jeff Huber, president of Home Instead, Inc. “She has proven once again that age is meaningless when it comes to making a difference. So many charities, nonprofit organizations and faith

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communities could not do the work they are doing without selfless volunteers such as Vera.” A panel of judges selected 97-year-old Thurman Haynes from North Carolina as the 2014 National Salute to Senior Service award recipient. Haynes earned the recognition for his volunteer efforts with the Haynes-Inman Education Center, a school for children with disabilities. As the national honoree, Home Instead, Inc. will donate $5,000 to Haynes’ designated nonprofit charity. The results of a Marist poll sponsored by Home Instead, Inc. indicate that 62 percent of seniors age 68 and over volunteered their time in the last year, with 13 percent of those reporting that they volunteer in order to stay active. “It’s important for seniors to remain active and engaged as they age,” Huber said. “However, it is possible for frail or isolated seniors to give back to their communities as well. The Salute to Senior Service program includes free “give back” activity resource sheets with ideas to help seniors who are home-bound or have limited mobility continue to contribute to their communities through volunteerism.” For more information about the Home Instead Senior Care network’s Salute to Senior Service program or to download the “give back” resource sheets, visit


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Menard competes continuing judicial education Article 27.005 of the Texas

Judge Janice M. Menard, Precinct 3 Justice of the Peace, was certified at the recent Twenty-Hour Justice of the Peace Seminar held March 23 - 26 in San Antonio. The seminar was sponsored by the Texas Justice Court Training Center, a division of Texas State University, with offices in Austin. The seminar is held for elected Justices of the Peace so they can fulfill their Continuing Judicial Education Requirements as set forth in

Judge Janice M. Menard, Precinct 3 Justice of the Peace.

County business for nonprofit during office hours and $175 for commercial and $100 for nonprofit during the evening. Gray said there will be a floor cleaning fee included in the basic rental. Only preferred caterers who meet the center’s criteria may use the warming kitchen. Some events, however, will be self-catered with limited use of the kitchen.

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The hourly rate is determined at a minimum of two hours at $35 an hour between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, There is no nonprofit rate. Other rental charges include: Chairs at $.50 each and 500 available 60-inch Round Table at $6 each and 59 available 8-foot Rectangular Table at $4 each and 126 available

Author Feast aircraft. After college Trahan was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the United States Air Force. He went to undergraduate pilot training at Webb Air Force Base in Big Spring, Texas. After his training he Annual Literary Feast-Author’s Forum on was assigned to fly C-141 jet transport aircraft out of Charleston Air Force base in South Carolina. In 1969 Trahan was ordered to Vietnam where he flew the AC-47 “Spooky” gunships. He separated from the Air Force in 1970 and was hired by Delta Air Lines and flew for them for thirty-two years and retired in 2002 at the mandatory age of sixty. Trahan is married to the former Sheila Niedzwiecki of Fort Worth and they have three children, one grandchild and one great grandchild. In 2006 Trahan and his wife moved back to his old home place in West Orange where they reside today. Writing has always been an integral part of Trahan’s life and only recently has he taken it seriously with the release of the first part of his memoir “The Gift”. Trahan wrote the book for his family then his friends became interested in reading it. “The Gift” is a story of flight and how he went from West Orange to,Captain Mike Trahan, a

Government Code. The seminar addressed topics such as the new rules of justice court, deferred disposition & D.S.C., Juvenile criminal cases, failure to attend school cases, enforcement of civil judgments, tenants’ remedies, new legal & Attorney General opinions, family violence, commercial motor vehicle offenses, video magistration, specialized eviction issues, the justice of the peace’s role in preventing DWI offenses, records management, legal research, inquests, magistration and enforcing criminal judgments.

Plate Fee at $.50 per person Security Deposit of $300 and is refundable Warming Kitchen Use is $250 Self-Catered Fee is $100 An Extra Hour is $100 and no later than 1 a.m. Gray said there will be a floor cleaning fee included in the basic rental.

astic and more than willing to lend a helping hand,” Teresa said. The Viators are members of St. Mauriceville Catholic Church where Teresa served as a CCD teacher for the youth program. Jess is a paint contractor and owner of J&J Painting. Together, the couple owns JT’s Country Cottage rental property. Teresa was in banking for 30 years and now manages the rental property business and she is bookkeeper for J&J Painting. They both enjoy hunting, fishing, gardening, spending time with family and friends and giving back to the community. The entertainment lineup for the festival is as follows: Friday: 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. is Driving Dixie Saturday: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Cadillacs, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Creole Cooking, and 9 p.m. to

12 a.m. Jamie Talbert and Band of Demons Sunday: 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. is Tyler Darby The crawfish eating contest will start at 2 p.m., crawfish races at 3 p.m. and a duck calling contest all day on Saturday. Carnival rides will be from Friday through Sunday. There will also be 15 food vendors and 30 craft vendors. Preparation cooking for the barbecue cook-off starts on Friday night. The judging will be done on Saturday with the winners announced at 3 p.m. The festival has partnered with Budweiser this year and no coolers will be allowed inside. Proceeds from sales will assist with school fund-raising. The festival is a volunteer nonprofit organization, Keath explained, and proceeds go back into maintaining the festival grounds and community center and also upgrading the property such as doing electri-

Saturday with D.y. Begay April 12, 2014 (10 am – 3 pm)

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United States Air Force pilot. The inspirational story was written to let his children know that each failure presents an opportunity and two choices. A person can accept failure and quit or take another direction and reach his/her goal. The first volume of his book has been rated a 5-star project by every person who reviewed it. Trahan has also written “The Gift Part II, The Air Force Years” and is working on his third book. The third author to speak at the library forum is Elizabeth Ludwig who is an award winning author of “No Safe Harbor” and “Dark Road Home” which are two books in the popular “Edge of Freedom” book series. Ludwig’s literary blog “The Borrowed Book” has wide readership. She is an accomplished speaker and teacher often attending conferences and seminars where she lectures on editing for fiction writers, crafting effective novel proposals and conducting successful editor-agent interviews. Her work has been featured on Novel Rocket, the Christian Authors Network and on The Christian Pulse. Ludwig’s first novel earned her the 2008 IWA writer of the year award and in 2011 her second mystery novel was nominated for a Carol Award. In

2012 the popular Edge of Freedom series released from Bethany House Publishers. Her first two books, No Safe Harbor and Dark Road Home, earned four stars from the RT book reviews. Her third book in the series, Tide and Tempest, received top honors with 4 ½ stars. Ludwig is originally from Michigan and now lives in Bridge City with her husband and family. If anyone would like additional information about the Friends of the Bridge City Public Library Literary Feast-Author’s Forum, they may contact the Bridge City Public Library at 735-4242.

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The Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 2523, located at 803 N. 28th St. in Orange, will host a pool tournament at 8 p.m. each Friday. The two tables are free Tues., Wed. and Sat. nights. Will serve popcorn and offer drink special until 11 p.m. The community is invited to come meet the members of Aerie 2523 and join in the fun. For more info leave a message for Sharon Bodin after 4 p.m. at 886-7381.

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cal work. Some of the carnival grounds property has been donated to several youth organizations such as Orange County Livestock/4-H and the Mauriceville Youth Football Association has a field there. The select softball tame has property there too. Keath said she hopes to have clear and beautiful weather for the festival, but they’ll still have the festival, rain or shine, as they have done the past 34 years. The late Amos Roy, one of the original crawfish farmers to grow mud bugs in a rice environment, had the idea for a festival in 1980,. Mary Jane Johnson, festival co-organizer since those early days, says Roy got together with then-state Rep. Wayne Peveto and somehow had Gov. Mark White name Mauriceville the Crawfish Capital of Texas.

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• The Record • Week of Wednesday, April 9, 2014

From the Creaux’s Nest WHAT’S MAKING NEWS Another week rolls around and not much is being said, with the exception of CNN, about the Malaysia Flight 370 that disappeared with 239 aboard or the mudslide in Washington State. Fort Hood was staggered by a second mass shooting that left four dead including Ivan Lopez, a base soldier, who killed himself after killing three and injuring 13 others. What irked me is how the politicians converged on the base for national publicity on a tragedy. Army psychiatrist, Nidal Hasan was convicted and sentenced to death last year in the Nov. 5, 2009 attack that killed 13 people. The base has had its share of sorrow.*****Jeb Bush is not yet ready to jump into the 2016 race. He will make his decision before the end of the year. Jeb will have a hard time getting the nomination. He’s the only GOP candidate who sounds sane. The extremist on the far right will cut him up over his immigration ideas. Already he is being branded a RINO by Tea Party groups. Bush said that illegal workers are entering the country to put food on the table for their families. He associated it to “An act of love” to provide for their families and keep the family together.*****The UConn Huskies tops Kentucky Wildcats 6054 to claim their third title in Texas over the last 11 years. The Lone Star state is good to the Huskies despite Kentucky having three players from Texas. The Huskies speed was just too much for every team they faced in the NCAA tournament. Kentucky’s future looks bright however, with five freshmen starters. The Wildcat twins, Andrew and Aaron Harrison, from Travis High School, were held in check for the first time all season.*****Every short guys hero, Mickey Rooney, 93, died April 6. Throughout my entire life Mickey was always around. In the pre-war years 1939-40-41, he was the country’s biggest box office attraction. He was born Joe Yule, Jr. and began his film career as a toddler in his first film, in 1926, at age 6. Of all of his many movies still around today the most well known is “National Velvet,” filmed in 1944, with 11-year-old Elizabeth Taylor. He had many hit movies and the five-foot three-inch Rooney was married eight times to some of Hollywood’s most beautiful women including Ava Gardner. Mickey was a survivor through many ups and downs.*****I still have a long way to go and little time left to do it. Please hop on board and come along, I promise it won’t do you no harm. RYAN’S GOP ROADMAP FOR THE FUTURE Rep. Paul Ryan’s budget proposal brought harsh criticism from some Republicans, including Sarah Palin. Ryan proposes slashing the federal safety net, beefing up military spending and reducing taxes for the wealthy. The blueprint from Ryan is expected to be met with stiff opposition not only from Democrats but from hard line Republicans. However, Ryan’s “Path to Prosperity” budget will provide voters with a clear choice of party priorities. Ryan’s core ideas have come to define the GOP party’s approach. Cut federal spending on Medicare, Medicaid and programs that make up the safety net while reducing top individuals and corporate tax rates. Ryan proposes turning the Medicare health system into a voucher program for future seniors by providing a fixed amount of cash to purchase or go towards a policy that would not cover the full cost, while protecting the Pentagon budget. Ryan shifts the burden of reduction onto domestic programs. Ryan has also proposed defunding the Affordable Health Care Act and privatizing Social Security. Some Republicans who are running for re-election see Ryan’s budget as a heavy load to carry into the November elections. CONDOLENCES We were indeed saddened to hear of the death of Lennis Hubbard, 79, who passed away Tuesday, April 8, 2014. Many lawmen considered Lennis to be one of the best investigators to ever work in Orange County. Not only did he work for the Sherriff’s Department, he was a special investigator under District Attorney Sharon Bearden. Lennis worked on some of the most brutal murders in the county’s history. Hubbard wasn’t your typical ‘by the book’ investigator, he was a hound that stayed on the trail of a crime until he solved it. He was tough but also very personable. A good salesman who gained the confidence of everyone he approached. Unfortunately, I received the notice of his death after our deadline, otherwise I’m sure we would have had statements from Bearden, Wilson Roberts and others who worked with and praised his work. He will long be remembered as one of the best. Funeral arrangements are pending at Dorman Funeral Home. I for one will never forget him. He was a class guy, a friend whose work I greatly admired. TURNING BACK THE HANDS OF TIME 10 Years Ago-2004 Jay Trahan is keeping the Cajun music tradition and culture going. He has written some new material and has put out a new CD titled

“Cade’s Waltz.” His father-in-law Doug Childress produced the CD. “Cade’s Waltz” was originally written Jan. 21, 2001, while he and wife Carla were awaiting the birth of their son Cade who was born June 5, a month before he was due. A dozen other songs are on the CD. Jay got his first accordion from his dad when he was 17. His influence was neighbor Jackie Callier, an award winning Cajun artist. (Editor’s note: I lost my “Cade’s Waltz” CD during Ike. Today Jay is doing a great job for the city of Orange as Director of Economic Development..)*****Judge Grover Halliburton and Franklin Scales are both out of hospital after suffering a heart attack three weeks ago. On his way home from hospital his wife Sarah had to take him to early vote. The election judge came to the car to allow him to vote. (Editor’s note: Grover and Franklin are now gone. I miss them both.)*****CBS reports that President George W. Bush has spent over 230 days at his Crawford Ranch, has taken 78 trips to Camp David and five trips to the family compound at Kennebunkport, plus his 78 fundraising trips. CBS says 40 percent of his time has been spent away from Washington. (Editor’s note: I don’t believe George W. liked Washington much.)*****The Little Cypress Fire Department gets their first responder ambulance, donated by Gold Star Ambulance. The fire department went from working out of the back of pickup trucks to a first class vehicle. *****GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN: Eve J. Swire, 88, died April 7. ***Kenneth M. Reed, 74, of Orange died April 8. ***Tammy Romero, 41, diedApril 9. ***Jerold “Jerry” Horton, 71, died April 12. Jerry was a native of Italy, Texas. He was retired from Crown Zellerbach. This writer knew Jerry really well and visited with him at his home place in Italy, where his mother lived. His sister Doris was Mrs. Clarence Kyte. Jerry had been a U.S. Air Force staff sergeant. He was one the special people we crossed paths with and called friend. 35 Years Ago-1979 First Savings Association of Orange now offering a six-month Money Market Certificate paying 9.49 percent.*****Pam Hoosier will celebrate her 19th birthday in a few days.*****Sandra Choate will be 11 years old on April 18.*****Doug Helen, Dana and Dougie Harrington returned from Colorado. They enjoyed the spring time at Doug’s dad, Sen. Harrington’s, little paradise in the Colorado mountains.*****Orange attorney Marlin Thompson has taken to flying all over the country in a private plane, practicing his trade. He’s an expert in asbestosis related cases. (Editor’s note:Thompson, his wife and Dewey Cox were later killed in an Arkansas plane accident.)*****The Bridge City Funeral Home is located at 800 Highland. Lawrence Helton is funeral director. *****Frenchie’s Discount Furniture is located at 411Donnell, Orange. *****Orange Texas is featured in a new 100-page, digest size, East Texas Vacation Guide, just released for national distribution. The guide distributes 140,000 copies at travel shows. The Orange section features the Presbyterian Church, Stark Museum, Brown Center, Farmer’s Mercantile and Delta Downs. 40 Year Ago-1974 Nettie Brown retires after 18 years at Orange Memorial Hospital. *****Sen. D. Roy Harrington presents Homestead Exemption Bill. Harrington was also able to get the open beach bill adopted in the General provision Committee. *****The Bridge City Cardinalettes volleyball 10-AAA District champs lost to Channelview in the final of the Regional Tournament. Bridge City won district for the second year in a row. All district players on the team are: Donna Calvert, Joyce Mann, Phyllis Shaw, Jana Russell and Rhonda Schexnider, Debra Wagner, Candy Etheridge and Vickie Martinez. Barbara Landry is the coach. *****Larry Gunter, longtime sheriff’s office dispatcher, is running for Justice of the Peace of Precinct 2. *****Claude J. Broussard is running for County Commissioner, Precinct 2. *****Also running in the same race is Glen Peveto. *****County Judge Grover Halliburton runs for re-election. *****Donald Gunn is running for Constable of Precinct 2. Marlin Shelton is the Justice of the Peace in Precinct 2.*****Houston Baker is denied entrance to Court of Two Sister’s restaurant in New Orleans because he was wearing jeans.*****Former Little CypressMauriceville football coach Jim Crosland is now coaching with the Chicago Fire of the World Football League. A FEW HAPPENINGS I finally got out some and ran into some of the natives. Mary Bryant is still her nice, sweet self. She says son Billy is at Big Sandy, that’s the hometown of pro-football coach Lovie Smith. She doesn’t get to see Matt much. We recalled how patriotic her late husband Casey was. He would tear up when he heard the National Anthem. *****Our friend Mary Ann Cruse fell a couple of weeks ago and was transported to hospital with what she thought was a broker shoulder. She was badly bruised is all. She’s not driving but still on the go. *****We had a nice visit with Dr. Rod Fisette. He and his brothers have always been among my favorite people. *****My buddy Margie Stephens is again fighting kidney stones. I thought I had problems until I heard hers. Her medication now is apple cider, mixed with a fair portion of beer. I don’t know if it helps pass the stones but she can get high while waiting. *****Gerald Morris and pretty wife Julia were out grocery shopping. I wonder what is the trick to getting your wife to accompany you on a shopping trip. I do the shopping, while she mows the lawn. *****I ran into my longtime friend Marilyn Vaughn Smith, Gene’s better half. For several years now Marilyn has been fighting the good fight. It’s been a long haul but she’s getting around now. For many years Marilyn was Wayne Peveto’s legal secretary. Keep on keeping on. ****I ran into Jimmy LeBlanc at the Catholic’s Friday catfish fry at St. Henry’s. His folks owned the Buccaneer Restaurant on Cow Bayou, just as you entered Bridge City coming from Orange back in the 1940’s and 50’s. I’ll never forget that place where I ate my first restaurant prepared seafood.*****Speaking of seafood, Peggy’s on the Bayou has sold the Hwy. 62 location and Betty is back with Peggy and Richard at the original place on East Roundbunch at Cow Bayou.*****Jeremy Luno had been looking to buy a new car when he discovered Cecil’s Chrysler. He found just what he wanted at a great price and drove away in his new 200 Chrysler. Jeremy said “The folks were really nice, no pressure, they want to sell cars to the homefolks. I beat the price I could get in Beaumont right here at home.”*****Karen Jo lives in mosquito alley but she has a weapon. She calls the folks at Pestco and lives “Skeeter” free, however, it might be time for the county to spray in some areas where the pest are getting thick.*****A few folks we know having birthdays this week. On April 9, Trey Dubose, Terri Brent, Barbara Allen and Kristi Trahan share birthdays. *****On April 10, Devera and Bobby

Cormier’s youngun’, Janet Montagne, bride of Johnny Jr., celebrates. ***Also, Barbara and Dr. David Olson’s pretty daughter, Dr. Katie Olson, celebrates on this day. *****On April 11, a great guy, David Thacker, coach Dwight‘s boy, celebrates as does Melodie McClain’s 7-year-old grandson, Novah Richardson. Also, celebrating are Patsy Evans, Jackie Schell and Becky Myers. *****On April 12, Jill Lemoine, Roy Mazzagate III, Jaclyn James and Kathy Vessel celebrate. Also,Vince Gill turns 57 and David Letterman will be 67 on this date. On April 12, 1861, the Civil War started. It lasted four years and ended June 22, 1865.*****Connie Angelle is a year older onApril 13, as is Roy Farias, Gene Bellard, and our buddy Jo Ann Collins. This would have been the late Virginia Fox’s birthday. This day is also Palm Sunday. *****On April 14, Coach Phillip Elmore, Larry McClure, Reatha Bradberry, Christy Swanson and Sam “Sambo” Carpenter, Jr. celebrate.***This would have been the birthday of our late friend Constable Parker P.T. Thompson, who died Sept. 2, 2007.*****On April 15, a beautiful lady Linda Claybar celebrates as does April Allen, Debbie Aarons and Patrick Cook. This day is also tax day. Happy birthday to all. Please see complete list.*****John Dubose, candidate for Orange county judge, has been losing many of his big signs. He doesn’t believe it is malicious, it’s probably happening to other candidates also. Folks are stealing the stakes the signs are hooked on to. He lost a dozen in the Vidor area and one large sign in downtown West Orange over the weekend. Those signs and stakes cost a lot of money. If you see anyone stealing them call the police.*****The U.S. Senate voted 59-38 Monday to extend jobless benefits. A band of Republicans swiftly appealed to a reluctant speaker John Boehner to permit election year action in the House as well. It is a hard sell since the wealthy Koch brothers are against it.*****According to the “Smoking Gun web site. the Rev. Al Sharpton was an FBI informant who had extensive dealings with Mafia figures in New York in the 1980’s. He secretly recorded their conversations using a briefcase with hidden electronic equipment rigged by the FBI.*****Sleepy Smith, at First Realty, is doing his part to help new home building in Orange. He has drastically lowered the price on some very nice home sites in Concord subdivision, a nice place to live. See ad.*****County election administrator, Tina Jo Barrow and husband Jarvis, as of April 10, have survived three years of marriage. Good for them. The first years are the hardest because of the adjustments. It gets a little bumpy after around 20 years.*****George Strait was once again the fan favorite. He won the ACM “Entertainer of the Year” award Sunday, 25 years after his first win. The big news out of the show is that next year the biggest ACM show ever is planned at AT&T Stadium, home of the Cowboys. The Country Music Awards show is the best of all award shows.*****The Wednesday Lunch Bunch will meet at Novrozsky’s this week and back to Robert’s next. We invite everyone to come join this gathering for a good meal and great fellowship. BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK Brad Ernst, Trey Dubose, Ken Swenson, Jomie Chapman, Kristi Trahan, Terri Brent, Tonya Burch, Wayne Currie, Adam Prosperie, Barbara Allen, Janet Montagne, Barbara Goins, Ed Cox, Elliot Purcell, Jamye Martin, Johnnie Nicks, K’Lynn Ess, Katie Olson, Matt Day, Nancy Hood, Alivia Duhon, Austin Brent, Novah Richardson, Becky Myers, Bob Arnold, David Thacker, Edyth Ramsey, Dustin Kemp, Roy Gill, Jackie Schell, Patsy Evans, Travis Miller, Amanda Ginn, Travis Reed, Cortland Savage, Howard Nelson, Jill Lemoine, Dora Ogden, Kathy Vessel, Leslie Staudenmier, Roy Mazzagate III, Jaclyn James, Shellie Holmes, Zackary Busby, Abby Noah, Ann Glover, Bruce Peveto, Connie Angelle, Betty Stark, Roy Farias, Dawn Mason, Gene Bellard, Kaylin Abshire, Ken Armstrong, Margene Bellard, Virginia Fox, David Miller, Jo Ann Collins, T-Lew Van Metre, Joy Learned, Kasie Moerbe, Kevin Huckeba, Larry McClure, Phillip Elmore, Randy Renfrow, Reatha Bradberry, Robbie Bethes, Sam Carpenter Jr., Tiffani Thompson, April Stone, Christy Swanson, John Langlinais, April Allen, Linda Claybar, Shani Lawson, Patrick Cooks, Debbie Aarons and Jaclyn Eickenhorst. CAJUN STORY OF THE WEEK Wen Oris Comeaux walked into Tee Boy’s Bar and Grill he noticed his friend Mayo Boudreaux was sitting by hisself at da end of da bar. Wen he walked up to Boudreaux, he could tell dat he was really tying one on. Oris say to his friend, “Mayo, why you getting so drunk you?” Boudreaux answer, “Well Cuzz, I had it all me, I had money, a beautiful home, a nice car, a big Harley bike, two pirogues and a beautiful woman, den jus like dat, it was all gone.” Comeaux say, “Really, what happen hanh?” Boudreaux took another drink, tears run down his cheeks and he say, “My wife, Stella Mae, she find out her.” C’EST TOUT Our up and down weather this week is very nice. It’s yard working time if you have the time that is. George, at David Self Tractor, in Buna, tells me that the fair weather has brought out many Mahindra Tractor shoppers and folks looking for mowers, weed eaters, chainsaws, leaf blowers etc. Believe me, you always get a good deal with George on America’s number one selling tractor. It’s worth the short drive to Buna. You’ll be amazed at all the stock, plus they are NAPA dealer. Tell George we sent you.*****Read us cover to cover and when you shop our family of advertisers thank them for bringing you this paper free each week. We thank you for your time and loyalty. Stay in touch, check us out on our website at My time is up and I made it through another week and beat the deadline. Take care and God bless.


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Orange County busy with activities this weekend Penny LeLeux For The Record There is plenty to do in Orange County this week, no matter what your pleasure is. If music or theater is your desire, there is a myriad of choices, with one combining the two. Wednesday, auditions are being held at 6-9 p.m. at Benoit’s Louis Hall on Texas Highway 12 in Vidor for a spot to play in the Texas Music Festival later in the month. Bands winning 1st, 2nd and 3rd will play Thursday, April 24 at Conn Park in Vidor. There is no fee for bands to enter the competition, but the public admission to the event is $5. Bands may still enter the competition. For more information call the Vidor Chamber of Commerce at 409-769-6339. Thursday the Little CypressMauriceville Bear Stage Players are offering a dinner theater production of their award winning UIL One Act Play “Leading Ladies.” Dinner is served in the lobby at 6 p.m., the show begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are only $20 or $5 for the play only. For reservations contact Cory Broom at 409-886-5821 extension 1620 or e-mail cbroom@ If gardening is your thing, the Orange County Master Gardeners monthly meeting is 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the OC Expo Center. They have a pot luck dinner at 6 p.m. For more information call the AgriLife Extension office at 409-8827010. “West Side Story” offers three presentations this week at the Lutcher Theater. Curtains open at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday with at 2 p.m. matinee also scheduled on Saturday. Tickets are $35-65 and can be purchased at Lutcher. org or at the box office. The Eagles Aerie 2523 hosts a pool tournament every Friday at 8 p.m. They are located at 803 N. 28th St. in Orange. If mudbugs and music are your gig, the gates to the 2014 Mauriceville Crawfish Festival opens at 5 p.m., Friday at the festival grounds located on Texas 62. The fun continues through Sunday. Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for students and seniors. Five and under get in free. Saturday admission goes to $7 for all at 5 p.m. Admission Sunday is $4. Parking is free. No coolers are allowed this year, so leave them at home. Budweiser will have a tent selling beer on

the premises. Let the egg hunts begin! Wesley United Methodist Church is having its annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 12, 2014. It will be held at the church, 401 N 37th Street, from 2 -4 p.m. There is something for everyone this week. For more details on any of these events check the calendar at

Business Development Week raps up Thur. Commissioner Andrade will share details about her role as advocate for more than 460,000 Texas employers and provide valuable information to her fellow small business owners. Following opening remarks; Workforce Solutions SE TX will present resources for workforce development, skills training, hiring employees and provide a demonstration of workforce tools. Forum will conclude during lunch with presentation of SETX and State of TX Small Business Awards in all categories. Topics: Speak to Engage, Marketing in Today’s Digital World, Today’s Leader! Are You Prepared and Media Relations 101.

Mr. and Mrs. Billy Berryman, of Orange, and Mr. and Mrs. Frank Coffin, of Beaumont announce the engagement of their son Michael Coffin, to Miranda Torres, daughter of Lt. Col. and Mrs. John M. Torres, of New Braunfels. Michael graduated from Sam Houston State University where he received a Radio/ Television Degree. He is employed by the Corpus Christi Hooks as the Media Relations Manager and is the “Voice of the Hooks.” Miranda graduated from Smith College, Northampton, MA and Boston College where she received her Master’s Degree in Education. She is teaching at The Student Support Center, Corpus Christi, Tx. Michael and Miranda have planned an October 2014 wedding. Individual reg are $35 daily (includes lunch) Register to attend only the lunch sessions for $25 or $60 for all three! Registertoday by visiting www. or call Cheryl Kizer or Jessica Hill at 409-838-6585. For more info contact Cheryl Kizer at 409-838-6585 or email





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BC Highschool UIL Competition

Staff Report For The Record Bridge City High School competed at the UIL Academic District Meet held at Bridge City High School on Saturday, March 29, 2014. The following are the results from this contest: LD Debate- Emily Lawrence placed 2nd and Brittany Lauritzen placed 1st. In Informative Speaking, Emily Lawrence took 2nd place and in Persuasive Speaking, Brittany Lauritzen took 2nd place. The sponsor for these events is Michael Blakeney. In Calculator Applications, Kendall Gibson placed 2nd and Luke Placette placed 4th. The Calculator Applications team of Kendall Gibson, Luke Placette, Brianna Cross, and Kevin Fontenot took 2nd place team. In Mathematics, Luke Placette placed 1st, Jaden Trahan placed 5th, and Anna Piper placed 7th. The Mathematics team of Luke Placette, Jaden Trahan, Anna Piper, and Linda Pham took 1st place. In Science, Jaden Trahan took 6th place. The sponsor for these events is Daniel Auchenbach. In Prose Interpretation, Bree Cloud took 5th place. In Spelling, Anna Piper placed 1st and Richard Thompson placed 2nd. The Spell-

ing team of Anna Piper, Richard Thompson, Thanh Ho, and Diana Pham took 1st place. The sponsor for these events is Kathie Dorman. In Literary Criticism, Jessica McKinney placed 1st, Jessica Bean placed 2nd, and Katelyn Mott placed 3rd. The Literary Criticism team of Jessica McKinney, Jessica Bean, Katelyn Mott, and Tabitha Blakeney took 1st place. In Ready Writing, Jessica Bean placed 3rd and John Ellis placed 5th. The sponsor for these events is Diane Grooters. In Editorial Writing, Stacey Sonier placed 6th and in News Writing, Bree Newsom placed 5th. The sponsor for these events is Debbie Miller. In Social Studies, Karli Pittman placed 1st, Sidney Schubarth placed 2nd, Greg Sattler placed 3rd, and Trinity King placed 5th. The Social Studies team of Karli Pittman, Sidney Schubarth, Greg Sattler, and Trinity King took 1st place. The sponsor for Social Studies is Don Miller. Bridge City also was able to capture the UIL District Sweepstakes Award for this meet. Those students who took 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place and all 1st place teams will advance to the UIL Academic Regional Meet on Saturday, May 3, 2014 at Blinn College in Brenham.

Orangefield Jr. High “Do the ‘Write’ Thing Challenge” Ambassadors

Congratulations to Stark Reading Contest Winners at Bridge City High School Staff Report For The Record

Bridge City High School students John Ellis and Jessica Bean 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 Monday, March 24 ten BCHS students Stark reading contest winners competed in the local-level contest, which was coordinated by Kathie Dorman,BCHS teacher winners from BCHS will go on to compete and school director for the Stark Reading Con- against the first-place winners from other partest. Ellis won first place in Declamation with ticipating Orange Co. high schools at the CounInaugural Address by John F. Kennedy, while ty Final of the Stark Reading Contest which is Bean won first place in Interpretive Reading scheduled for Sunday, April 27, 2014 at 2:00 with her presentation of Oscar Wilde’s The p.m. at the Lutcher Theater. Nightingale and Rose. Second place in DeclaThe Stark Reading Contest is sponsored by mation went to Sidney Schubarth, with Lako- the Nelda C. and H.J. Lutcher Stark Foundation tah Flores receiving second-place honors in In- as part of its continuing mission to enrich the terpretive Reading. community and encourage education. The aim The Interpretive Reading winner of the 2013 of the Contest is to enhance the literary and foBCHS final of the Stark Reading Contest, Alex- rensic quality and skills of Orange County pubis Morris, served as the emcee for the BCHS lic high school students. The Contest has concompetition. Richard Briggs, principal of tinued annually since its inception in 1904, BCHS, presented awards to the 2013-14 school- which makes the 2013-14 school year the 110th level contest winners from BCHS. annual year of the Contest. In addition to offerEach second-place winner was awarded ing educational opportunities and experiences $1,500 in scholarships from the Stark Founda- for students at eligible Orange County public tion, while the two first-place winners were high schools, participating students may earn awarded $2,000 in scholarships. The first-place scholarship awards for continued education.



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Madison Taylor and Dawson Wells do their part

Staff Report For The Record Madison Taylor and Dawson Wells, Orangefield Jr. High 7th Graders, are the 2014 Do the “Write” Thing Texas School Ambassadors for the Southeast Texas Region. They are students of Mrs. Heggie Coulter. Do the “Write” Thing Texas Challenge is associated with the National Campaign to Stop Violence, in Washington D.C. These students wrote about how violence impacts their lives and what they could do to prevent its reoccurrence. “These entries were impressive and indicated that they were empowered to make positive changes in their lives and communities,” stated Michelle Reynolds, Regional Project Coordinator. The School Ambassadors will be honored at a Regional SETX Banquet on April 21, 2014 at Lamar Setzer Ballroom. National and State Finalists will be announced during this special event.

The ceremony will honor the 2014 SETX Ambassadors for committing themselves to looking beyond the present towards a future filled with light. Through the written word, and ultimately through their actions, these students are shedding light and bringing issues to the forefront. They are illuminating the path of their own future and destiny as well as the path for other. In other words, inspiring others to write their own future….To Write the Way. Judge Shelton said that since its inception in 1994, more than 625,000 students submitted their essays, poems, plays, or songs to be considered in the DTWT writing contest with 30 jurisdictions nationwide, including Southeast Texas. “I would like to thank the teachers who hold open discussions with these students. Their work is an essential means to the development of local solutions to the youth violence problem in our communities and nation, and I applaud their efforts.”

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Deaths and Memorials Services to be held

Services held

Marco Kordie Orange

Mark Gardner Orange

Marco Kordie, 81, of Orange, passed away Sunday, April, 6, 2014, at his residence. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 10 at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating will be Dr. Bob Webb from Trinity Baptist Church. Entombment will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens with Masonic Rites performed by Madison Lodge 126 AF&AM. Serving as pallbearers will be members of Madison Lodge 126 AF&AM. Visitation will be Wednesday, April 9 from 5-7 p.m. at the funeral home. Born in Chunchula, Ala., on April 10, 1932, Marco is the son of Peter M. Kordie and Pearlie Irene (Boothe) Kordie. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served during the Korean War. He was the Kentucky Fried Chicken franchisee in the Golden Triangle area. He was a member of Madison Lodge 126 AF&AM, and El Mina Shrine, where he served as Potentate in 2003. He was preceded in death by his parents, Peter and Pearlie Kordie. Marco is survived by his wife Bobbie Kordie of Orange; sons, Mark and his wife Susan Kordie of Orange, Brian and his wife Rima Kordie of Katy; daughter, Karen Kordie of Houston; grandchildren, Jason Kordie, Jarred and his wife Kendra Kordie, Jeremy Kordie, Josh and his wife Kandis Kordie, Aaron Livingston, Kristen Kordie, and Sara Kordie; and eleven great-granchildren. For those who wish, memorials may be directed to Shriners Children’s Hospital.

Mark Gardner, 54, of Orange, passed April 4, 2014, at Harbor Hospice in Beaumont. Cremation will be held under the direction Claybar Funeral Home. Born in Calif., on October 23, 1959, Mark was the son of Wayne and Ruby Gardner. He played high-school football in Buna and served as a machine operator at Print Pack Inc. for many years. Mark greatly enjoyed a variety of outdoor activities, including fishing, crabbing, hunting and camping. Mark was a kind man, who would go out of his way to help anyone. He was preceded in death by his mother, Ruby Gardner; sister, Nina Glen and brother, Larry Gardner. Mark is survived by his wife of 29 years, Carolyn Raymer Gardner of Orange; father, Wayne Gardner and wife, Marjorie of Deweyville; Mary Hoffpauir and husband, Michael; great-nephew, Alex Hoffpauir; brother, Curtis Joe Gardner and wife, Lacy of Friendship; sister, Mia, along with numerous friends and family members.

Luella Winebrenner Mauriceville Luella Viola Winebrenner, 83, of Mauriceville, passed away Friday, April 4, 2014, at Harbor House Hospice in Beaumont. Visitation will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday with a Memorial service to follow at 11 a.m. April 9 at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating will be Mr. Michael Wayne Green. Born in Austin, on August 21, 1930, Luella was the daughter of August Dwight Lang and Luella Fay Rogers Lang. Luella met with seniors every Tuesday at McDonald’s and was a member of The Old Timers. She enjoyed cooking and would not allow anyone to leave her home hungry. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Paul Alexander Winebrenner, Sr.; and brother, Micky Lang. Luella is survived by her daughters; Luella Ruth and Mike Romano of Mauriceville, Kathryn Grace and Mike Stark of Mauriceville, and Dorothy Petite Budd of Deweyville; son, Paul Alexander Winebrenner, Jr. of Alvin; Nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; sisters, Carol and Tom Speed and Mary; brothers, James and Jan Lang and Fritz Lang all of Houston; and special niece Evelyn and her husband Tommy Morris. Memorial contributions may be made to The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Treatment Center, 1515 Holcombe Blvd., Houston, TX 77030.

Thurlo Eugene Vance Formerly Orange Thurlo Eugene Vance Jr., 71, of Hartburg passed away April 5, 2014 at his residence. A funeral service was April 8 at Dorman Funeral Home Chapel, preceded by a gathering of family and friends. Rev. John Fortenberry officiated. Burial followed at King Cemetery in Hartburg. Junior was born on May 4, 1942 in Orange to parents Fleta Wilma (Lavine) and Thurlo Eugene Vance Sr. He was a retired veteran serving his country in the Air Force serving in Vietnam and around the world. Thurlo was a member of Hartburg Baptist Church. He enjoyed going fishing, working in his garden and working around the yard on his tractor. He was preceded in death by his father and sister, Loretta Jane Vance. He is survived by his wife, Sally Vance of Hartburg; daughter Crystal Douzart and husband, Tony of Ball, La.; son, Thurlo Eugene Vance III and wife, Bonnie of Titusville, Fla.; mother, Fleta Wilma Vance of Hartburg; sister, Pam Mildred West and husband, John of Deweyville. He also survived by eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Janie Newton Orange Janie Marie Reeves Newton, 85, of Orange passed away on Friday, April 4, 2014 at her residence. She was born on July 16, 1928 in Johnson Bayou, La. to parents Betty Burch (Green) Mather and Bud Burch. She had lived in the Orange most of her life and was a member of In His Steps Church in Orange. Janie had worked with Texas Home Health for many years as a home provider and was a member of Eastern Star Chapter 214. She

enjoyed mowing the grass and sending cards she made to her loved ones. Janie was a loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother, aunt and friend who will be missed dearly. She was preceded in death by her mother; step father; son, William “Pete” McManus; sisters, Lois Murphy, Jewel Gilcrease, Betty Landry; brothers, Clyde, Eldau, Ovie and Kenneth Peveto, A.G. and Archie Burch. She is survived by her husband, Robert Newton of Orange; daughters, Margie Kelley of Evadale, Daisy Reeves and husband, J.C. of Orange; sons, Clyde McManus and wife, Tamra of Avinger; sister, Johnnie Hudson and husband, M.V. of New London, TX; brothers, Cecil Peveto Sulphur, La. She also survived by ten grandchildren and 17 greatgrandchildren. Visitation was April 7 followed by Memorial Services. Cremation followed the services under the director of Dorman Funeral Home. Family would like to say a special thank you to great-granddaughter, Alysa “Little Bit” Molin, for setting and taking great care of her great-grandmother. In lieu of flower donations may be made to Dorman Funeral Home to help the family with final expenses.

Gwen Settles Formerly Orange Gwendolyn Armstrong Settles was born August 22, 1936, in St. Francis Co., Ark., to Worth B. Armstrong and Audrey (Smith) Armstrong. She graduated from Stark High School in 1954 then attended Lamar State College of Technology in Beaumont. She married Glenn W. Settles, Jr. in 1957 and worked 30 years as a secretary for the West OrangeCove School District. Gwen passed away Friday, March 28, at home in Boerne at the age of 77. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and her brother Worth LaRue Armstrong. She is survived by her brother Robert Armstrong of Sugarland and her nieces and nephews: Lee, Clay and Rich Armstrong, Shelley Iacobell, Julie Downs, Curt DeBerry, Tommy Chase, Debbie, Hal and Dale DeBerry, Jr. Memorial services were April 5 at Ebensberger-Fisher Funeral Home and April 6 at the Chapel of Claybar Funeral Home followed by internment at the Hillcrest Cemetery. To leave condolences for the family, please visit www. Arrangements with EbensbergerFisher Funeral Home of Boerne.

Arthur Skipper Bridge City Arthur Lee Skipper, 81, of Bridge City, passed away Wednesday, April 2, at his home. Funeral services were April 5, at Claybar Funeral Home in Bridge City. Officiating was the Rev. Jeff Bell of Calvary Baptist Church in Port Acres. A graveside service was held at Shiloh Cemetery in Kipling, La. Born in Picayune, Miss., on Nov. 8, 1932, Arthur was the son of Willie Joseph Skipper and Irene (Kelly) Skipper. At the age of 13 he moved to DeRidder, La. After graduating from DeRidder High School he joined the US Air Force. Arthur served in the Air Force in the Air Force Band where he was stationed in Tokyo, Okinawa and Japan and then moved to Bridge City. Arthur retired from KJAC-TV after working there for almost 30 years. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Bobby Joe Skipper of Lake Charles, La.; and

sister, Lillie Ruth Skipper Cooley of DeRidder, La. Arthur is survived by his wife of 58 years, Delores Reid Skipper of Bridge City and son; Gary Lee Skipper of DeRidder, La. Serving as pallbearers were Gary Skipper, Craig Cooley, Dwayne Cooley, Steven Womack, Douglas Robare and Steve Simmons.

Carol Thompson Deweyville Carol Sue Thompson, 76, of Deweyville, Texas, passed away April 1st, 2014 at St. Elizabeth Hospital. Funeral Services were April 4th at First Baptist Church of Deweyville under the direction of Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Reverend Damon Bickham and Reverend Chase Bowers officiated. Burial followed at Deweyville Cemetery. Carol, born on Jan. 9, 1938 in Many, La., was the daughter of Emmitt Evander Hippler and Vera (Pilcher) Hippler. She took great joy in serving as a member of the First Baptist Church of Deweyville. She was preceded in death by her husband, John H. Thompson. Carol is survived by son, Gregory John Thompson of Deweyville; granddaughter, Hunter Breann Thompson of Evadale, granddaughter Nicole Brown of Beaumont and nephew Chase Bowers and his wife Laura, of Temple. She is also survived by brother, Emmitt Hippler and his wife Bonnie, of Magnolia; sisters Barbara Lambeth and her husband Don, of Alvin and Faye Bowers of Pensacola, Fla.; brothersin-law and sisters-in-law; Charles and Bobbie Thompson of Laurel, Miss., Jack and Glema Thompson of Shreveport, La., Roy and Flora Thompson of Bossier, La., Gene and Beverly Thompson of Deweyville and Pasty and Bill Whitmire of Vidor; and a host of other nieces and nephews. Serving as pallbearers were Richard Innes, Dylan Innes, Dalton Estes, Tabor Ebner, Joey Greer and Brady Williams.

Lawrence Miller Mauriceville Lawrence P. Miller, 89, from Mauriceville and former longtime resident of Bridge City, passed away Tuesday, April 1, 2014, at the Medical Center in Port Arthur. Visitation followed by funeral

services was April 4 at First Baptist Church in Bridge City, with Reverend Lynn Ashcraft and Mr. Darrell Segura officiating. Serving as pallbearers were Derrick Miller, John Tyler Sargent, Bryan Woodson, Randi Duncan, Charles Weaver and Al Parker. Honorary pallbearers were Zeb Platt, David Burnham and the Deacons of First Baptist Church in Bridge City. Born in Minden, La., on Dec. 4, 1924, Lawrence is the son of John Miller and Lela “White” Miller. He was an active gardener and fixed everything from appliances to mowers to automobiles. Lawrence was a very loving family man and a strong Christian throughout his life. He was preceded in death by his father, mother, three brothers and two sisters. Lawrence is survived by his wife, Marie Linder Miller; children, Debra Jean Buesinger from Houston and Steven Paul Miller and his wife, Sandy from Mauriceville; grandchildren, Laura Buesinger Parker and husband, Al, Ashley Miller Woodson and husband, Bryan, Derrick Miller and wife Ryan, Sierra Sargent Duncan and husband, Randi, and John Tyler Sargent and wife, Pam; great-grandchildren, Addyson Bolton, Hunter Sweeney, Alayna Duncan and Kate Sargent; siblings, J.P. Miller, Faye Miller, Ruth Platt, Helen Weaver and Floy Linder.

Malcolm Slaydon, Jr. Orange Malcolm Kenneth “ Booger “ Slaydon, Jr., 58, of Orange, passed from this life on Monday, March 31, 2014 at his residence. Born on Oct. 20, 1955 in Kinder, La. to his parents, Malcolm Kenneth Slaydon, Sr. and Mattie Elois (Cole) Slaydon, he was a lifetime resident of Orange. He was of the Christian faith and he played the drums as a musician in the area. Malcolm enjoyed the gardening of flowers, drawing and art, recycling and spending time with his family. Malcolm is preceded in death by his father and those who will cherish his memory most are his mother, Mattie Cole Slaydon and her companion, Johnny Perkins both of Orange; his sisters, Tina Slaydon King of Orange, Carol Ware and husband, Leland of Longville, La. and Linda Richardson of Deweyville; his brother, Lonnie Cooper and wife, Lainy of


Deweyville. Malcolm is survived by numerous nieces, nephews and extended family. A memorial service was April 5 at the Magnolia Baptist Church. A gathering of family and friends was April 4 at Dorman Funeral Home in Orange.

Mark August Nies Bridge City Mark August Nies, 64, of Bridge City, passed away April 3, 2014, at the Medical Center in Port Arthur. Visitation was April 8 followed by a Memorial service at Claybar Funeral Home in Bridge City. Officiating was the Rev. Barry Bradley of First Baptist Church of Orange. Born in Orange, Texas, on March 16, 1950, Mark was the son of Louis Herman Nies and Emma Jane Colburn Nies. He loved the Longhorns, the Cowboys, WWII history and documentaries. He was the family cook and passed that love on to his son, Eric. Mark loved spending time with his family, camping, fishing and other outdoor activities. He was an athlete in his high school days, receiving a scholarship to McNeese in Track and Field. He later graduated on the Dean’s list with an Associate’s Degree from Lamar. While attending Lamar he worked at Levingston Ship Building. After graduation, Mark worked for Owens Illinois several other companies working his way up to project manager in the offshore marine industry. He was preceded in death by his parents and father-in-law, Bill Collins. Mark is survived by his wife of 43 years, Linda Nies of Bridge City; sons, Eric August, Aaron Brandon and Matthew Cody Nies, all of Bridge City; brother, Michael and wife Sylvia Nies of Orange; sister, Jean Margaret and husband Jack Bissey of Kingwood; mother-in-law, Jo Ann Collins of Bridge City; brother-inlaw, Gary and wife Jan Collins of West Palm Beach, Fla.; nephews, Kory Manuel, Troy Manuel, and Casey Gary all of Orange and Chris Collins of West Palm Beach, Fla.; niece, Jessica Escobar of Kingwood; and numerous great nieces and nephews.

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Between bites, which were all too scarce at the time, one of my clients brought up the subject of the cost of fishing.“If a parent is fortunate enough to get their child interested in fishing”, he asked his buddy, “How do they support the habit?” “I don’t know anyone that was ever bitten by the fishing bug that was content with one trip a month,” he replied, but while I would like to fish more, ten or twelve guided trips a year are all I can fit in my fishing budget.” He went on to say that he had recently taken his ten year old twin grandsons to a trout stocking at a local lake and not surprisingly, they now want to go fishing somewhere every day.“I don’t own a boat and its hard to find a place where we can fish off the bank

on a more frequent basis.” While availability and access to any fishing hole, regardless of size, is the most limiting concern for folks without a boat, rising cost is still a major factor for most discriminating anglers. As I discovered last week, however, there are apparently still lots of folks with boats that aren’t overly concerned with the cost of funding their fishing habit. After calling in the dogs early on a horrendously windy trip I ran over to the LaQuinta on Texas Avenue in hopes of talking my clients scheduled to fish the following day into canceling. They were climbing in their truck to drive over to Daley’s Hunt N Fish when I arrived and I piled in the backseat as I needed two more spools of Sunline braid anyway. I mention this only because while I was waiting in line to

check out, the customer in front of me bought a whopping seventy-five Swimming Images at one time and his running mate had just bought twenty-five more. I didn’t race over to the Heddon rack to check out the cost, but that is at least $500 worth of crankbaits and they were all the same color! I was probably even more amazed when another friend of theirs managed to find three or four more still available after talking to them. My clients picked up a paltry $200 worth of Maniac Mullets and Corkies that they had ordered before ever driving in and I was a little embarrassed to even put my two spools of line on the counter. I have to believe that kind of buying just cannot be the norm, but several bass fisher-

men were also stocking up for a weekend trip to the lake and they bought three and four of each color in both hard baits and soft plastics. Perhaps that is the reason that both Daley’s in Nederland and Simon Outfitters here in Orange doubled in size this past year! A significant number of the new clients that I have fished over the past few years consists of avid bay fishermen that have decided that they can no longer justify owning a bay boat.“It’s everything from the initial cost to maintenance and insurance on an investment that sits in the garage all but a day or two each month and depreciates,” pointed out Bill Sands. After sharing the fact that his brother-in-law had recently purchased a 22-foot bay boat with all the bells and whistles for $78,000 on a fifteen year note he noted that his home didn’t cost that much.“Barry Colburn Page 7B

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Tiger Rock students win big in National Tournament Staff Report For The Record

On Friday and Saturday, March 14th and 15th, 2014 forty (40) Instructors and students from Tiger Rock Martial Arts of Bridge City went to Galveston, Texas to compete in the Tiger Rock National Tournament. This tournament drew competitors from all over Texas including the Houston, Dallas, Tyler and Southeast Texas. Competitors competed for Gold (1st Place), Silver (2nd Place) and Bronze (3rd Place) Medals in Traditional Forms, Sport Sparring, Board Breaking, Agility Course, Individual and Team Traditional Free Design, Individual and Team Extreme Free Design, Individual and Team XP (Extreme) Weapons. Black Belt competitors from Tiger Rock Martial Arts of Bridge City earned the following medals: Elyse Thibodeaux –Gold in both Board Breaking and Traditional Free Design;

Students at Tiger Rock in Bridge City win big in Galveston.

Christian Skidmore – Gold in Board Breaking; Preston Peterson – Silver in Agility Course, Bronze in Traditional Forms; Kearsten Temple – Gold in Board Breaking, Silver in Traditional Forms, Bronze in Sport Sparring; Kathryn Wooley – Bronze in Board Breaking, Sport Sparring and XP Free Design; Jessica Tin-

gler – Gold in Board Breaking and Bronze in Agility Course and Team Traditional Free Design; Jasmin Vega – Silver in Agility Course, Bronze in Traditional Forms and Team Traditional Free Design. Red Belt competitors earned the following medals: Walker Swindell – Bronze in Board Breaking; Aaron Jones – Silver

in Sport Sparring and Bronze in Traditional Forms; Lane Freeman – Bronze in Board Breaking. Brown Belt competitors earned the following medals: Trenten Parker – Gold in Board Breaking, Silver in Agility Course and Bronze in Traditional Forms; Alex Nieto – Bronze in Traditional Forms; Oceanna Rougeau – Silver in Sport Sparring, Bronze in Agility Course; Garrison Hughes – Gold in Agility Course, Silver in Sport Sparring, Silver Board Breaking; Jace Domec – Bronze in Sport Sparring; CJ Dinkins – Gold in Board Breaking, Bronze in Agility Course. Blue Belts competing achieved the following awards: Hayden Dwyer – Gold in Board Breaking, Silver in Traditional Forms; Shiloh Walker – Gold in Sport Sparring and Board Breaking, Silver in Agility Course and Bronze in Traditional Forms; Colten Gross – Silver in Agility Course;

Dist. 21-3A Results From Page 1B

36-0; 3. Camry Martin, Silsbee, 35-1; 4. Kaitlin McFarland, H-J, 34-7. Discus: 1. Patricia Hudson, Silsbee, 105-8; 2. Kaitlin McFarland, H-J, 102-3 1/2; 3. Shalan Shields, Buna, 101-5 1/2; 4. Laurie Sam, H-F, 99-5 1/2. 3,200 meters: 1. Anna Vera, H-F, 12:54.35; 2. Bethany Vizena, H-F, 13:02.61; 3. Brittany Holt, H-J, 13:03.05; 4. Jessica Koopman, BC, 13:05.09. BOYS DIVISION

West Orange-Stak Mustang Deionte Thompson in the long jump.

Pole vault: 1. Ian Carruth, BC, 12-0; 2. Windsor Nguyen, BC, 11-0; 3. Brandon Lababerra, H-F, 11-0; 4. Tyler Jenkins, OF, 10-6. High jump: 1. Deionte Thompson, WO-S, 6-4; 2. Conner Wilbur, BC, 6-0; 3. Jeremiah Shaw, WO-S, 5-10; 4. Caleb Kress, OF, 5-8.

Triple jump: 1. Malcolm Busby, BC, 43-6 3/4; 2. Dillon Sterling-Cole, WO-S, 41-5; 3. Johnny Shaw, WO-S, 40-7; 4. Carl Wiley, OF, 40-4. Long jump: 1. Jeremiah Shaw, WO-S, 22-0 1/4; 2. Deionte Thompson, WO-S, 21-7 3/4; 3. Lakeith Broussard, H-J, 21-3 3/4; 4. Malcolm Busby, BC, 20-8 1/4. Shot put: 1. Blain Padgett, H-J, 46-10; 2. Paul Hebert, WO-S, 43-0 1/4; 3. Octavious Crosson, WO-S, 43-0; 4. Roe Wilkins, H-J, 41-10 1/2. Discus: 1. Mason Sonnier, OF, 132-1 1/2; 2. Kanon Mackey, Silsbee, 131-9 1/2; 3. Greg Ludwick, Silsbee, 126-1 3/4; 4. Ty Tompkins, Buna, 125-1. 3,200 meters: 1. Bret Lebleu, BC, 10:54.25; 2. Joshua Kelly, Buna, 10:58.97; 3. Matthew Rainey, OF, 11:15.63; 4. Seth Hartman, BC, 11:24.30.

Matthew Golemon – Silver in Sport Sparring and Bronze in Traditional Forms. Green Belt competitors achieved the following: Aiden Meche – Gold in Sport Sparring, Silver in Agility Course and Board Breaking; Braedon Falls – Silver in Board Breaking; Keegan Day – Gold in Board Breaking, Silver in Traditional Forms and Bronze in Agility Course. One Yellow Belt competed from the Bridge City Tiger Rock Academy: Kellan Biggs who won Bronze in One-Steps and Agility Course. Our Tiger Cub Competitors who are 3-5 year olds , won the following: Justin Rougeau – Gold in Best Hammer Fist and Silver in Agility Course; Sean Nieto – Gold in Best Low Block and Athan Peterson –

Gold in Best Punches. The following competitors competed hard and with great spirit: Nash Ferguson, Tammie Falls, Landen Thomas, Kaden Gross, Araceli Vega, Gavin Briggs, Aaron Thibodeaux, Zoe Ryan, J.J. Rougeau, Joseph Rougeau, Harmony Whitmire, Jake Rougeau, and Zack Florer . Tiger Rock Martial Arts of Bridge City students will again be competing in July 2014 at the Tiger Rock World Championships in Birmingham, AL. Corporate and individual sponsorships of academy students are welcome and greatly appreciated. For more information, please contact Tiger Rock Martial Arts of Bridge City 409-920-1462 or email

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Federal Investigation, Unionization threaten NCAA Sports KAZ’S KORNER JOE KAZMAR FOR THE RECORD

Now that the national championships have been determined both in college football and basketball, the road to another successful season for the National Collegiate Athletic Association should be a real smooth one the rest of the way. But a couple of huge roadblocks loom on the horizon for Florida State University, which is under investigation by the U.S Department of Education for possible Title IX violations, and players from several universities who have expressed interest in forming unions similar to the landmark decision last week involving Northwestern University. Last weekend the Associated Press featured stories about these two separate incidents in newspapers and websites across the Fruited Plains. The Florida State investigation by the USDE stems from the university’s response to sexual violence complaints filed by the accuser in Heisman Trophy winning quarterback Jameis Winston’s sexual assault case. USA Today first reported the investigation by the Office of Civil Rights, although no charges were filed by State Attorney Willie Meggs against Winston. “Our client is particularly gratified by the OCR’s decision to investigate and look for discrimination and find remedies to it,” the accuser’s lawyer Baine Kerr told the Associated Press, “because her primary goal from the beginning has been affecting change that will make women at Florida State safer on campus.” The article points out that Winston was accused of sexual assault from an incident in Dec. 2012. Police decided not to press charges in Dec. 2013. The OCR will investigate all sexual assault complaints at the university during the last three years. The accuser received a letter from the university in February stating that it met with Winston on Jan. 23 to investigate possible Code of Conduct violations. Winston had led the Seminoles to the National Championship on Jan. 6. The article said the OCR tells schools the “Con-

duct may constitute unlawful sexual harassment under Title IX even if the police do not have sufficient evidence of a criminal violation. “In addition, a criminal investigation into allegations of sexual violence does not relieve the school of its duty under Title IX to resolve complaints promptly and equitably.” It is unclear if the accuser will pursue a civil case against Winston or the university. A civil case still can be filed after the OCR investigation. Punishments under the code include expulsion from the school. Tim Waters of the United Steelworkers said they reached out to several players from other schools following the decision last week by a regional director of the National Labor Relations Board declaring Northwestern University’s football players have the right to form a union, according to the Associated Press. Weekly conference calls have taken place in recent months with the union and Ramogi Huma, head of the National Collegiate Players Association and some college players interested in forming a union. The NCPA and the steelworkers are working together on the union push, with the NCAA, Big Ten Conference and Northwestern opposing the move. Northwestern players will vote April 25 on whether to become the first college athletes represented by a union. But the article points out that it could be years, if ever, before college athletes are given a seat at the bargaining table to discuss things like practice hours, medical care and concussions. Waters said the publicity generated by the ruling that Northwestern football players are employees and can unionize has made more players aware that they, too, could have bargaining rights. Complicating any effort for the steelworkers is that the NLRB ruling only applies to private schools like Northwestern. Public schools are covered by state labor laws and in some states public employees are not allowed to unionize at all. Huma told the Associated Press that he and the union have been working since 2000 to try and organize college players. Their goal is not to get schools to pay players but to give them bargaining rights over issues that affect their lives and could affect their health. NCAA President Mark Emmert called an effort to unionize players a “grossly inappropriate” way

to solve problems in college sports while insisting the association has plans to change the schoolathlete relationship. He said Sunday that the NCAA wants to allow the big conferences with money-making teams to write their own rules, and those changes could solve many athletes’ complaints more effectively than unionization. Emmert pointed out at his annual news conference that the notion of using a union-employee model to address the changes that exist in intercollegiate athletics is something that strikes most people as a grossly inappropriate solution to the problems. He added that it would “throw away the entire collegiate model for athletics.” KWICKIES…The Houston Astros finished their recent home stand against the New York Yankees and the Los Angeles Angels Monday with a 3-4 record, which is not quite as bad as most fans had feared. When they were good they were very, very good, pounding out multiple homers and getting quality pitching, but when they were bad, they were horrid, botching routine plays and not hitting at all. We’ll just have to wait and see whether they show improvement over the last three seasons or will have another 100-loss campaign. Someone off to a really good start the first week of the season is Lufkin-Hudson High School graduate Brandon Belt, the starting first baseman for the San Francisco Giants. The lefty-swinging Belt is hitting .323 in seven games going into yesterday’s (Tuesday) action. The Washington Redskins signed former Texas Longhorn quarterback Colt McCoy to replace departed No. 3 quarterback Rex Grossman, who opted for free agency after playing behind Robert Griffin III and Kirk Cousins the last two seasons. The Lamar Cardinals got back to their winning ways by sweeping a three-game series from Abilene Christian last weekend in Southland Conference baseball action. The Cards topped off the sweep with a 20-hit out-

put that led to a 16-7 victory Sunday, upping the Redbirds’ mark to 5-7 in the SLC and 18-14 for the year. Lamar travels to Baton Rouge today (Wed.) to take on the LSU Tigers before returning home to play New Orleans in a three-game SLC series this weekend. And not to be denied, the Lamar Lady Cardinals swept Houston Baptist 9-5 and 9-2 Saturday to up their record to 10-4 in the Southland Conference. The Lady Cards host Alcorn State today (Wed.) in a doubleheader and try to get Head Coach Holly Bruder her 300th career win. Only 0.0000551 per cent of brackets accurately predicted the Final Four of the more than11 million entries in ESPN’s Tournament Challenge, with 612 picking the exact four. This Korner wasn’t one of them, but we did mention in last week’s column that Kentucky would win the national championship. But the Wildcats lost 60-54 to UConn because they could only convert 13-of-24 from the free-throw line and never led in the entire game. JUST BETWEEN US…Sunday just wasn’t pro golfer Matt Kuchar’s day, even though it began with him leading the Shell Houston Open by four strokes. Australian Matt Jones, who trailed Kuchar by six strokes going into the final round and two strokes going into the 72nd his approach shot into the water and scrambled for a bogey, sending the match into a sudden-death playoff. Jones hit his tee shot on No. 18 (the first playoff hole) into a bunker, laid up on his second shot and then holed out for a 126-foot birdie which gave him his first Pro Tour victory and an entry into this week’s Masters Tournament. Jones became the ninth Aussie to win the Shell Houston Open. Former Lamar University golfers fared well in the event with Baytown native Shawn Stefani finishing fifth ($256,000) and former PNG star Chris Stroud tied for 12th hole, sank a 46foot putt for a birdie on the final hole while Kuchar hit ($125,440).

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Community Easter Services to be Held

Easter Family Activities Saturday, April 19th, 11:00 a.m. Games, Handcrafts, Door prizes and Easter Egg Hunt for children in three different age groups up to age 12. No one will go home empty handed. Sandwiches, chips, cookies and punch will be served at noon. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church is inviting all families within the community to participate in their first annual Easter activities for the entire family.

Bring your Easter basket and make plans to enjoy several hours of fun and food. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church 945 W. Roundbunch Road Bridge City, Texas

St. Paul United Methodist Church in Bridge City will be the host church for the Bridge City/Orangefield Ministerial Alliance Community Easter Service. The service will be held on Sunday, April 13 at 6 p.m. This is an all denomination service and the public is invited to attend. Rev. Scott Story, pastor of the Family Worship Center in Orange, will bring the message for the service. Many of the Bridge City and Orangefield ministers will also participate in the service. For more info, please call Ministerial Alliance on Mon. or Wed. from 9 a.m. until noon at 409-735-8296. Wesley United Methodist Church is having its annual East Egg Hunt from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m., Saturday, April 12. It will be held at the church at 401

N. 37th Street. There will be 3 age categories for children 12 and under. Come join us. The Community is invited to join McDonald Baptist Church for our Annual Community Picnic and Easter Egg Hunt at 11 a.m., Saturday, April 19 at Alford-Seale Park in West Orange. Grow Your Faith at First United Methodist Church Orange April 13th, Palm Sunday: 8 am Traditional Service in Slade Chapel; 9 am Contemporary Service in the Praise Center; 10 am Jerusalem Market in the Praise Center; 11am Traditional Service in the Sanctuary; 4 pm Egg Drop and Hunt at the Praise Center. April 17th Maundy Thursday, Service at 6pm in Slade Chapel; April 20th Easter Sunday 8 am Traditional Service in Slade Chapel; 9am Contemporary Service in the Praise Center; 9am-11am Breakfast in the Malloy Center; 11am Traditional Service in the Sanctuary.

45th Ann Senior Citizens Rally Day May 6 Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Service and the Committee on Aging invite all Orange Co. Senior Citizens to our 45th Annual Senior Citizens Rally Day to be held Tuesday, May 6 from 9 am to 1 pm. The free event will take place at the Orange County Convention and Expo Center located at 11475 FM 1442 Orange. Events include Health fair, Bingo, Entertainment, Free Lunch and awards along with door prizes throughout the day. This year’s theme is “Feeling Good Fiesta” and will include a Mexican lunch. The Orange County Transportation will be providing buses at a location in Orange and Vidor, you must call 882-7010 to reserve your spot on the bus. Be sure to bring your old/unused eye glasses to donate to the Lions Eye Bank of Texas. We are accepting nominations for male and female Senior Citizen of the Year until April 16. Forms available at Agrilife Extension Office. Call 882-7010.

Saturday, April 19th 3 p.m. until 5 p.m.

• Train Rides 1 - 3 years 3:30 p.m. • Horse Rides 4 - 6 years 4:00 p.m • Free to the Public 7 - 10 years 4:30 p.m.

Holy Week Services Good Shepherd Lutheran Church 945 W. Roundbunch Rd. Bridge City, Texas 409-735-4573 Our Congregation welcomes the community to join us for all our services. We are a friendly, caring and casual church of the future! Come grow with us!

24th Ann Crime Victims’ Candlelight Vigil 6 p.m. Thur.

Palm Sunday, April 13th Traditional Worship 9 am Contemporary Worship 11am Special Service with Palms.

Maundy Thursday, April 17th Worship 6 pm Holy Communion and Special Music

at the Jefferson County Courthouse Jury Impaneling Room. Crime victims, their families and friends are invited to participate. Event will honor victims and those who advocate on their behalf. The theme is “30 Years: Restoring the Balance of Justice.” Chris Castillo, victim of violent crime and member of the coalition, is keynote speaker.

Good Friday, April 18th Worship 6 pm Special Music with tenor Dorain.

BC Knights Offer Lenten Fried Fish Dinners

Easter Sunday, April 20th Traditional Worship 9 am & 10 am Contemporary Worship 11 am Special Music with guitarist Blake Flowers and flutist Lauren.

Dinners served each Fri. (except Good Fri.) during Lent at the BC KC Hall on W. Round Bunch. Dinner is $8 (fried fish, 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.

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Four Area Locations

Orange County Church Directory First Baptist Church Orangefield 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 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

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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

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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

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Notice is hereby given that original Letters Testamentary for the Estate of Melvin E. Schell, Deceased, were issued on March 18, 2014, in Cause No. P16762, pending in the County Court at Law of Orange County, Texas, to: DIANA L. SCHELL, as Independent Executrix.

Notice is hereby given that original Letters Testamentary for the Estate of MARTHA JO SEAGO, Deceased, were issued on April 1, 2014, in Cause No. P16794, pending in the County Court at Law, of ORANGE County, Texas, to: ROSE MARY BROOMES. 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.

All claims against the Estate of Melvin E. Schell, Deceased, should be presented to:

Diana L. Schell c/o ANDREW CULPEPPER BUSH LEWIS, PLLC P.O. BOX 189 Orange, TX 77631-0189

ROSE MARY BROOMES c/o: JOE D. ALFORD Attorney at Law 105 S. Market Street Orange, Texas 77630

All persons having claims against this Estate which is currently being administered are required to present them within the time and in the manner prescribed by law.

DATED the 2nd day of April, 2014

Paul M. Fukuda


Attorney for Glen Curran State Bar No. 00789915 312 Border Street Orange, TX 77630 Telephone 409-883-4357 Fax 409-883-6263

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DATED the 1st day of April, 2014

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Attorney for ROSE MARY BROOMES State Bar No. 01012500 Attorney at Law 105 South Market Street Orange, TX 77630 Telephone 409-882-9014 Fax 409-882-0564

Andrew Culpepper Andrew Culpepper

Attorney forDiana L. Schell, Independent Executrix of the Estate of Melvin E. Schell, Deceased

ery Tues. At 7 pm. At Immaculate Conception Education Building, 4100 Lincoln (corner of Lincoln & Washington) in Groves. For more info 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.Notice Comprehensive training is hereby given is provided. Anyone conthat originalinterested Letters tact the Crisis Centerfor at 409-832Testamentary the 6530. Estate of sTEPHEN GARlAND fAiRcloTH, ADVocAtes Forissued cHilDeceased, were Dren, inc. A CasainProgram on April 1, 2014, Cause is accepting volunteer applications No. P16778, pending in the atCounty this time.Court Call 1-877-586-6548 at Law of orOrange go on-line www.AdvocatesCounty, Texas, to: apply. 30 stephanie lee faircloth. training hours required. Record All persons having numbers of children are being claims Your against this Estate abused. volunteer help is which is currently being needed! administered are required to present them to the undersigned within the time and in the manner prescribed by law.

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c/o ToMMy GUNN Attorney at law 202 s. border street orange, Texas 77630 DATED the 1st day of April, 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

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FOR SALE 8 LOTS CONCORD SECTION 11 $3,500 EACH LOT ‘S # 11, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21 & 22 Contact T.F. “Sleepy” Smith Owner/Agent First Realty Associates (409) 882-0661

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MOBILE HOME RENTALS One FEMA trailer left to rent! Real nice, call for details at 409-697-2552. 3/2 TRAILER: BC School District. Water & trash pick up paid, All new paint, carpet, flooring, curtains, blinds, fridge and stove. All electric. w/d hookups. Small pets ok. $600 plus $300 dep. (mm) 3/1 & 2/2 IN OFISD, 1 block from schools, Large lot, W./D hookups, No Pets, $550 And $400 monthly + dep. No Pets, 409-720-8699. (4/23) HOME SALES BRIDGE CITY BRICK DUPLEX APT., 2/1/1, CA/H, W/D hookups, very clean, in quiet neighborhood, No Pets, ideal for one or two people, $675 monthly + $400 dep. Application required, (409) 728-8995. (4/15) BY OWNER 553 GARDENIA, ORANGE 3/1.5/2, LG. LIVING ROOM AND DINING AREA, nice quiet back yard w/ 10’ x 10’ storage shed, serious inquiries only, no owner finance or rental, leave message with# @ (409) 735-9424 (4/23) 3/2/2, 2404 POST OAK LN., LCMISD, Nice brick home on corner lot with garden room overlooking fenced in back yard, large family room (17’ x 19’), 2 walk-ins in mbr. Shower and jetted tub in master bath, open concept kitchen and breakfast room, fireplace, new tile and new carpet. $205,000

NOTICE TO CREDITORS Notice is hereby given that original Letters Testamentary for the Estate of RUTH ANN REED, Deceased, were issued on April 1, 2014, in Cause No. P16786, pending in the County Court at Law, of ORANGE County, Texas, to: jAmES mICHAEl REED. 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. jAmES mICHAEl REED c/o: jOE D. AlFORD Attorney at law 105 S. market Street Orange, Texas 77630

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DATED the 1st day of April, 2014

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Attorney for JAMES MICHAEL REED State Bar No. 01012500 Attorney at Law 105 South Market Street Orange, TX 77630 Telephone 409-882-9014 Fax 409-882-0564


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and I can fish with a guide a doz- turned out, not only was the particen times a year and just climb in the ipation good, but the catching as truck and go home at the end of the well. Trey Smith and Luke McFarland day for that kind of note, he added. The cost of gas, which seemingly teamed up to win first place with rises by the hour at local pumps, is three bass weighing 7.35-pounds my biggest concern as I have some and a youngster beat the veterans great sponsors that keep my over- out of the big bass side pot with a head very much in check. That ex- very nice 3 ½ pound bass. Competpense along with additives and oil ing in these afternoon events is as are sufficient to limit the number of simple as driving by Simon Outfittrips to the lake or bay for the aver- ters on MacArthur Drive and signage recreational fisherman and not ing up. For more information you everyone has access to a pond or can call the store at 883-4400. lake near their house. High school bass clubs and tournaments are growing in popularity among teenage fishermen and Last Week’s Solution: while I couldn’t be happier for them, I feel for the youngsters that are equally passionate that don’t have a parent or adult friend with the time and money to even get them on the water. Unfortunately, it is an expensive sport with far too little local access for the average youngster! I ran by the City boat ramp last week and I was shocked by the number of trucks and trailers in the parking lot. It was another tournament afternoon for Simon Outfitters and they have obviously really got it going thus far. As it

Notice is hereby given that original Letters Testamentary for the Estate of FRANCES JEAN NAYLOR, Deceased, were issued on April 1, 2014, in Cause No. P16779, pending in the County Court at Law, of ORANGE County, Texas, to: HOWARD BRADLEY NAYLOR. 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. HOWARD BRADLEY NAYLOR c/o: JOE D. ALFORD Attorney at Law 105 S. Market Street Orange, Texas 77630

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DATED the 1st day of April, 2014

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Attorney for HOWARD BRADLEY NAYLOR State Bar No. 01012500 Attorney at Law 105 South Market Street Orange, TX 77630 Telephone 409-882-9014 Fax 409-882-0564

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NoTicE To cREDiToRs Notice is hereby given that original Letters of Dependent Administration for the Estate of Tony Robertson, Deceased, were issued on April 2, 2014, in Cause No. P-16797, pending in the County Court at Law of Orange County, Texas, to: loycE Willis REED. 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 George b. barron Attorney at law P.o. box 279 orange, Tx 77631-0279

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