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Vol. 52 No. 5 Week of Wednesday, May 2, 2012

The Penny Record of Bridge City and Orangefield • Founded 1960

County addresses gun fire near residents David Ball

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Annual  ‘Rally’ features Britt Godwin Penny LeLeux For The Record

Each year Texas AgriLIFE hosts the Senior Citizens’ Rally Day which combines a health fair with a free meal and Bingo. This year’s event is the 43rd annual and is scheduled for May 8 and will be held at the Veterans of Foreign War (VFW) hall in Orange. “Hooked on Health” is the theme and participants are encouraged to dress accordingly in the fishing theme. The rally is a project of the extension office’s Committee on Aging overseen by Paula Tacker, the county extension agent for Family and Consumer Sciences. A popular event, the rally brings in seniors from all over Orange County and some former citizens that have left the area. “We start the day off with Bingo and they can walk around a see the different vendors,” said Tacker. ”We have about 42 vendors and different people that are there to promote their services or their products.” “We’re gonna have a fish dinner for lunch. I know my volunteers have been waiting to have fish for a long time, so we are going to have it fried on site,” said Tacker. “I know it’s not the healthiest, but we don’t eat like that every day. “We’re going to talk about heart health.” Prizes are awarded and the Senior Citizens of the Year are recognized. “We’re going to give awards to the man and woman ‘Sr. Citizen of the Year’ for outAGRILIFE PAGE 3A

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Maybe some residents in one Orange County subdivision may feel a little safer now that the commissioners’ court passed an ordinance at their meeting Monday afternoon. The ordinance dealt with prohibiting the discharge of firearms within the Quail Trails Estates Subdivisions 1, 2 and 3, off of FM 1442. Prior to the vote, a public hearing was held on the matter. Karen Blanda lives on the back of the property in question. She spoke to the court and said she has had to call the Orange County Sheriff’s Office a couple of times about the discharge of firearms. “We have bullets skip across

a 10 acre lake on our property,” she said. “My husband and son water ski on it and I’m concerned about them getting hit.” Precinct 2 Commissioner Owen Burton said the ordinance was a “very important” safety issue. He asked Sheriff Keith Merritt what kind of citation would people receive for discharging a firearm. If there was an ordinance they would probably receive a Class C Misdemeanor. The commissioners were also concerned if residents would be in violation for discharging a firearm if they shot at a snake or squirrel from the yards. Douglas Manning, assistant county attorney, answered cities can control firearms but

counties cannot according to the Texas Local Government Code because counties do not have general police DUBOSE powers. Judge Carl Thibodeaux said an ordinance wouldn’t be

necessary if shooters weren’t careless with firearms. Precinct 4 Commissioner Jody Crump asked Merritt how many calls about shooting the OCSO received for Quail Trails Estates. Merritt replied they received five calls over six months. All the calls related to rabbit hunters or a resident shooting from their


Bayou weekend planned David Ball

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Different kind of spirits in Orange County

Alfred Flies inspects grape vines at Piney Woods Winery in Orange. The winery has been in business for more than 20 years and has won numerous awards for their wines. RECORD PHOTO: David Ball

yard. None of the violators could be located. Precinct 3 Commissioner John Dubose said law enforcement officials can use common sense when answering a call. For instance, if a resident shoots a snake in his yard. Crump rhetorically asked

Tony Fuselier, owner of the Cow Bayou Marina in Bridge City will be hosting a grand opening and fundraiser on May 4-6. Proceeds will go to the purchase of fireworks and for free hot dogs for the kids. There will be food and music. Cover charge is $5. RECORD PHOTO: Nicole Gibbs

Some may not know this, but the Cow Bayou Marina on Texas Avenue in Bridge City was the first place to reopen after Hurricane Ike in 2008. Owner Tony Fuselier said workers were fed free barbecue after the storm. Now the business has been remodeling and expanding and to celebrate, Fuselier will host a grand opening and fundraiser on May 4, 5 and 6 at the marina. Proceeds will go to the purchase of fireworks used on the old wooden bridge upriver and for hot dogs for the kids. The cover charge is $5 and attendees must BYOB, though there will be set-ups. He added Steve Ringer helps with the financing of the fireworks every year. “Come see the beautiful bayou,” he said. “We’ll eat, have music, there will be free hot dogs for the kids. There will be good Cajun food and barbecue. It’s like no other place around. People have to go to Kemah for something like this. “Come enjoy yourself with COW BAYOU PAGE 3A

Owners Thomas Germann, left, and William Manning, pose with a bottle of Vodka at The Original Texas Legend Distillery in Orange. The business is working through the license process before they can begin distilling. Their vodka will be made from red winter wheat and will have a sweet, smooth taste. RECORD PHOTO: David Ball

David Ball

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mall is beautiful when it comes to some handcrafted alcohol producers in the county. Orange County has a burgeoning business with a small scale winery, vodka distillery and beer brewery. And though they’re small at the moment, the sky may be the limit for some. Piney Woods Wine Piney Woods Country Winery and Vineyard is the oldest producer of the three. Owner Alfred Flies, 88, began a second career with the winery 27 years ago after owning a carpet and drapery business for many years. The business lies off of Interstate 10 near Adams Bayou. He has continued to add acreage to the vineyard over the years. Things have changed for Flies since he opened in 1985. “We ship a lot of wine on our Internet web page,” he said. “Thirty stores in the state carry our wine including Spec’s. There’s plotting the plant to the harvest, aging

and bottling. It’s a complete operation here. It’s one of the oldest wineries in Texas, the sixth oldest. We are pioneers in Texas wines.” Flies said nature has supplied him with the grapes needed to make wine — the red and the white muscadine grape. He added no other winemakers have a complete list of wines using the muscadine as Piney Woods has done. The proof, furthermore, is in the pudding. Piney Woods has been successful with their muscadine formula, winning awards in competitions at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo including the best wine in Texas award. “We feel we’re up there in quality,” Flies said. In addition to making the wines with the muscadine grapes, the winery also makes wines using blackberries, blueberries, peaches, pecan mocha, oranges, ports and a cherry-chocolate flavor. Flies said when the cherrychocolate wine was first introOC SPRITS PAGE 2A

Cardinal Quick Lube of Bridge City held a ribbon cutting ceremony the morning of April 28 for their grand opening. The business served free drinks and hot dogs, gave gift bags and customers could register to win prizes.

BC business lubes commerce David Ball

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Dolf Dickson, owner of the newly opened Cardinal Quick Lube at 1004 West Roundbunch Road in Bridge City, said showing customers the services they need on their vehicles is like educating them and planting a seed. “We’re very attentive and we make notes on all we do on the vehicle,” Dickson said. “We keep a record of the fluids , we check the tire pressure, we show and tell the customers and let them know what we’ve done and why they need these services. “Preventive maintenance can save you money. It prolongs the life of the engine. Mileage recommendations really pay off and extends the

life of the vehicle.” Dickson and his employees celebrated the new business from April 28 to May 1 with a grand opening and a ribbon cutting ceremony. There were free drinks and hot dogs, gift bags and customers could register to win prizes. Dickson compared car maintenance to people visiting their physicians for regular check ups. Dickson said the most extreme example he ever seen was the owner of a brand new Lincoln Town Car, Presidential Edition, who drove it for 60,000 miles without an oil change. Needless to say, the oil was completely gelled up and wouldn’t pour out. Automatic transmission fluid was poured in the engine and did the trick. Two weeks later, the oil broke

up and it could be poured out. “You have to know what you’re talking about. Know your facts. You don’t want to appear to be a blowhard,” he said. In addition to Cardinal Quick Lube being a new business, Dickson is also a new business owner. He was manager of another oil changing business for 21 years. In that time, Dickson said he has seen a tremendous change in vehicle technology. For instance, engines are more efficient and greener than before. Also, certain vehicles require specific fluids from the maker because they’re patented. “You have to keep abreast (with the changes). You have CARDINAL QUICK PAGE 3A

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what can the county gain with the OCSO going out four or five times on calls there. Thibodeaux said if one person is not threatened by a stray bullet, that’s the county’s gain. Clint Hodgkinson, chief deputy of the OSCO, said it’s been his experience on most calls of this nature it’s someone shooting targets without a backdrop. He added officers can’t prove anything if they can’t find the projectiles. Manning advised the court in adopting an ordinance to do so not on their own accord, but adopting the ordinance on the basis the citi-

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zens want it. “Government is best that regulates the least,” Manning said. Burton then asked if the ordinance should be adopted countywide. Manning said he was a firearm enthusiast and if the citizens of the subdivision wanted the ordinance, then the court should pass it for them and not all the county. The final vote for approval was 3-1 with Crump voting no. Crump said it’s not a neighborhood issue when the sheriff ’s office only received five calls for Quail Trails Estates in six months. “If we had an ordinance

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in place then, not much has been accomplished. The perpetrators were already gone when the deputies got there. People move to the county for freedom from the government,” he said. “You then have to asked yourself will the ordinance spread countywide? It’s not against the law to discharge a firearm in the county.” Crump said it would be devastating if a bystander, particularly a young child, were to be hit by a wayward bullet, but he asked how many firearms are discharged in the county without an ordinance. In other county business, Jeff Kelley, emergency management coordinator, said concrete will begin pouring at 3 a.m. Tuesday morning at the Shelter of Last Resort. Half of the roof will be poured and take six hours to complete. Also, the holes in the cinder block concrete walls are now being filled for reinforcement of the structure. The commissioners approved advertising for proposals on the data, voice and Internet connectivity for the Shelter of Last Resort. Thibodeaux said an added bonus is if the Internet goes down at the court house, the Internet at the Shelter can be used as a backup. The county terminated its relationship with Discount Plumbing of Port Arthur for work left uncompleted. Joel Ardoin with health and code compliance, said the business was doing sewer work in Country Estates in Bridge City. A proclamation was read declaring Thursday, May 3 as “National Day of Prayer” in Orange County. The theme verse this year is Psalm 33:12 — Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, the people he chose for his inheritance.

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duced, people went crazy for it. There were calls from all over the state requesting the wine. There was even a separate category established at the competition for chocolate wines due to its popularity. The chocolate-cherry from Piney Woods won two gold medals in the livestock show competition. In fact, the white muscadine won two gold medals and a special big collector’s bottle was produced of the white muscadine that was sold at auction for $34,000. Flies has also been honored four times for his contributions to the Texas wine industry, by the Texas Wine and Grape Growers Association. He has also received over 70 wine competition medals, six belt buckles representing three International Best of Class Awards and three Texas Best of Class awards. He was honored, too, to be selected as one of 14 wineries to have two Dallas-Fort Worth hotel meeting rooms named for his winery. Piney Woods first designer wines made was the pecan mocha and it “took off big” too. Flies said many former military men who served in Germany enjoyed his fruit wines because they are popular in Germany and not easily found in the states. One day, Flies estimates there will be seedless muscadine table grapes and be recognized for making wine just as well as cabernets and others that are now recognized. They are a native grape to Southeast Texas. Muscadines are also popular in South America. Texas wines, however, are having a tough go of it because of a malady named Pierce’s Disease is striking vineyards. With Pierce’s Disease, the grapes may be fine the first year, but the vine will die the second year and become

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useless. The grapes must be pruned and the dead ends must be cut off. For example, the Hill Country lost all of their vineyards to the disease. Flies first experience in making wine was when he was a boy growing up in Oklahoma. His father would make plum wine from the wild plums that grew from a tree in the yard. Flies’ uncle handed down the recipe to him for making homemade wine. Years later, Flies would purchase fruit that was going bad. He would trim the fruit and make wine with it. He would also scour the libraries for information on making wine. When Flies retired at age 65, wineries and vineyards were just beginning to take off in Texas and he thought making wine would be an interesting hobby. His first vineyard was a lot on Park Avenue he cleared. He eventually sold the property to a church for them to build on. He relocated to the Interstate 10 property with the proceeds from the sale and bought eight acres of land. He was soon licensed by the state. What originally started as a hobby grew and grew into a profitable business. “I already owned a business and I knew the only way is forward or you’re out,” Flies said. “We’re homesteaded now. The city and the county have always worked with me. There’s not many counties in Texas with a good winery in operation for over 20 years. People will stop here from the highway. We bring in a lot of money and taxes to the city.” Flies, though, is about to give up the winemaking business for good. His son-in-law helps with the vineyard and Flies will still work there and supervise, but he will also be looking for a buyer at the same time. “It’s listed for sale. The buy-

er must live on the property and keep up the quality of the wine. We’ve added vineyards and it would be a good value for someone,” he said. “We’re known by all the other wineries. People know our name and what wines we make. There are 200 wineries now in Texas, but some are just mixed wines. Only 50 of them have vineyards, at the most maybe 75 actually produce wine for the market.” The Original Texas Legend Distillery There’s quite an interesting business on Simmons Drive that may be in operation soon — a vodka distillery in the heart of Orange, Texas. The Original Texas Legend Distillery, LLC recently received their state license and can now start distilling. Owners Thomas Germann, Ben Higgs, and William Manning have converted a former convenience store for their base of operations. Germann said he began the distillery by himself but it was too much and he needed help. He works at another job with Manning for the past six years and he was the first person Germann called. “We’re both inventive, we work through problems and he’s as tenacious as I am,” Germann said. The partners realized they needed a building because the law forbids distilling at home. It takes $250,000 to start a distillery in Texas. One also has to have equipment in place to operate before a permit is granted. “It’s backwards as far as business goes. It’s a big investment to start,” he said. They said several regional liquor stores are already interested. Twenty five percent of alcohol sales are for vodka. “We will work through the process. If we hit a wall, we’ll work through it. We might be OC SPIRITS CONT. PAGE 3A


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Cardinal Quick Lube to be really attentive when topping of fluids. At first, cars with fuel injection and computers were like $100,000. Now it’s common,” he said. Dickson joked he has been in the business so long some of his present customers were in car seats when he first met them. “Opening and owning my own business has always been my dream,” Dickson said. “An employer looks at the business one way and the employees look at it another. It’s a whole different world. You’re neck is out there (as an owner). It’s money out of your pocket and your name is

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name and it fits the 1800s persona of the product. Just as the vodka is a handmade process, the bottle’s label is a throwback and printed by hand. Each bottle is also signed by the distiller. It will be made from red winter wheat. Germann learned about the wheat on a trip to Downslope Distillery in Colorado. The winter wheat pulls the extra sugar for a natural sweetness and smoothness. Germann said they want to be “conscientious distillers” and promote responsible drinking with a higher-end product. Five percent of their profits will also go to a veterans’ group named Fallen Heroes Survivor Foundation. The organization helps military families who lost their husband/father in war with everyday needs. For instance, once the soldier dies, the family can no longer live on base and the paychecks stop. The organization helps with expenses and their immediate short-term needs. The distillery would also like to host some type of music event in the future to revitalize that area of town and bring back tourism to Orange. Also in the future, Germann may be interested teaching a class on how to run a still and he’s writing a book titled, “How to Start a Distillery for X Amount of Dollars.” “If more people make craft products, it can only get better. The veil comes off,” he said.

small but we do things right,” Germann said. One advantage the partners have is Germann attended law school and he understands all of the legal language and terms of the licensing process. They have also been reading blogs from other distillers who have failed in business so they can avoid the same pitfalls. They chose the Simmons Drive location because the east side of Orange was hit hard by Hurricane Ike and the price for the property was good. Also, the distillery wanted to help in that part of the city. The city in return was supportive and the business wanted to give back. He added most distilleries in Texas are around Austin. Germann visited several distilleries in other areas and he became fascinated by the process. Yet, he couldn’t find any books in Texas on the distilling process due to archaic laws from Prohibition. It was like solving a puzzle and he was determined to find the information. “I wanted more and more,” he said. “I met a man from Australia who had 50 books from the 1700s to 1940. I could now grasp what I was doing. I received training in Colorado and I learned the difference between a commercial and a batch distiller. There’s a noticeable difference. With us, a live person is involved in the process.” Music legend Shake Russell, who is also a friend of Germann’s came up with the name Troubadour for the vodka. Everybody liked the

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on the check. You have to buy shop insurance and you have to shop around for the best deal. “You have payroll and inventory. You need enough inventory but you can’t have too much in stock or all your money will go for that. You want to pay your employees well but you have to look out for overtime. You’re responsible for giving the employees correct information and be credible in what you say.” Overall, it’s been a learning experience for Dickson in developing a business though he’s been in it for all these years.

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us Cajuns. The marina is adjacent to the historic Cow Bayou Swing Bridge. Music will be provided by fiddle player Ralph Richardson, the Bayou Band and there will be karaoke. There will also be a comedy act from Beaumont on Saturday night. Fuselier has outfitted the building with three insulated walls and with one sound board so not to disturb neighbors. “It cost a lot of extra money to keep the sound down, There’s no windows on that side to keep the noise level down” Fuselier said. The marina has a lounge upstairs and an outside deck where people can eat or dance.

In addition, the marina will offer free ice and lots of food. Fuselier is a former music promoter who started the Cajun Music Awards. The first event was held at the Bob Bowers Port Arthur Civic Center. He said he was curious why there were awards for other categories of music but none for Cajun music. Now, there are different chapters of the Cajun French Music Association from all over. Fuselier added his wife, Karen, has been by his side for 23 years. “We’re expecting a good crowd. Enjoy and have a good time,” he said.

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wounded and maimed and cost the American people $1 trillion. ROMNEY A NEW SHOW IN TEXAS Texas Republicans will not have Mitt Romney at their convention. The Romney campaign was extended an invitation and never heard back from him. Party chairman Steve Munisteri said, “Given his need to pivot back to the center, the Texas Republican Party is not an ideal venue for that. It was also noted that Romney was likely to win Texas even though voters in Texas don’t like him that much. Rick Santorum, who probably would have won in Texas if he hadn’t suspended his campaign, will be the speaker at the convention banquet in Fort Worth, June 8. Santorum will likely push the candidacy of Romney despite once saying Romney would be the worst Republican candidate in America to go up against President Obama in November. The Texas Republican Party is one of the most conservative in the country and the activists who will be attending are even more conservative, not a good place for Romney to be. His goal is to move to the center and Texas is not the place to do his etcha-sketch. Observers are predicting a low general election turnout.

From the Creaux’s Nest TIME AND HISTORY MOVES ON Thank you for the your great response to our 52nd anniversary issue. We heard from many people, from many quarters. Our advertisers report they also got good response and did good business on their advertising. We also thank you for supporting them. ***** BREAKING NEWS: Tuesday on the anniversary of the killing of bin Ladin, President Obama made a surprise visit to Afghanistan where he signed an agreement of support with President Karzai from 2014 to 2024 after major combat troops leave. President Obama has pledged to continue not only financial support but also to leave the presence of a small number of troops. The President also addressed the troops at Bagham Air Field, thanking them for their service. Later he addressed the nation, the people of the United States, in prime time Tuesday evening. This was another step in ending the U.S. part in the Afghan War. President Barack Obama was very much the commander in chief on this day with another step towards the withdrawal of United States troops in Afghanistan and a huge step for his foreign policy. Being from the Model “A” days, I’m always surprised how quickly presidents, in these modern times, get around without anyone knowing it. President Bush did it also in Iraq. *****The world keeps turning and my time is getting short so I’d best get going. I have a lot to say. Please come along, I promise it won’t do you no harm. REMEMBERING ‘KING’ DUNN Wilson ‘King’ Dunn, 93, died in the wee hours of Sunday, April 29, at Baptist Orange after a short illness. He had been brought to the hospital Friday and was diagnosed as having pneumonia. For 35 years he had served as Mauriceville’s Post Master. He was a native of the area and he and his wife of 72 years, Eloide, had been pillars of that community where they raised their daughter and boys. Roy recalls that he first met Mr. Dunn in 1967 while visiting the Post Office with Sheriff Chester Holts. Over the last few years he had been a regular at the Wednesday Lunch Bunch gathering. He attended two weeks ago and had Ms. Verna Duhon as his guest. He seemed to be doing fairly well.” Roy went on to say, “Over the last few years we had bonded and like so many others I had the highest respect for him. Last year he lost his wife and his health had failed and his hearing was all but gone. I believe he was probably ready to give it up and call it a day. He had a great trip, a good life, and a good family. I’ll miss him.” ‘King’ Dunn had recorded, for his family, the historical facts about the community. We plan to run some of those transcripts in the weeks to come. Our condolences to his family and friends. We have lost a good man who was highly respected for the life he lived and the example he set. Funeral services will be Wednesday, 10 a.m., at First United Methodist Church in Mauriceville. Visitation was at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange Tuesday evening 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Please see obituary for more about his life. CONCOLENCES We were sorry to hear about the death of Ronnie Mac Stephens who passed away April 27. Service was held Tuesday, May 1, at Memorial Funeral Home in Vidor. Ronnie was the brother of Harry Stephens and had helped to raise him. His death was unexpected. He and Harry were very close. We send condolences to Harry and Margie and the family. THE GUTSIEST PRESIDENTIAL CALLS IN MY LIFETIME In my lifetime there have been four calls by presidents that would change the course of history. Number one for me was President Kennedy’s missile crisis call, backing down Russia only a few miles from the shore of Cuba. He wasn’t bluffing and if Russia hadn’t turned around the results would have been the Third World War. History was changed on that day. Russia would have been in our backyard and could reach any city in the U.S. The worse calls by JFK were the Bay of Pigs invasion and his call on Vietnam. ***The second call by a president was President Obama betting his future and the lives of 50 young Navy Seals by ordering the killing of Osama bin Laden. Advisors believed it was too risky. If it failed Obama was done. His administration finished. President Obama would have been viewed as a fool. Yet Obama had said if bin Laden was ever in his sights he would kill him. That nagged at him. They had him in sight and had to kill him. Bin Laden had ordered the killing of over 3,000 Americans. In the end, it was a soul-searching call on the President’s shoulders, satisfied the best-laid plans were in place, he alone gave the order. Today the world is better off with the ‘Head of the Snake’ cut off. President Obama and he alone deserves the credit. History will treat his foreign and national security policies very well. ***Another call that took a lot of guts was President Lyndon Johnson’s signing of the Civil Rights Act. He thought his Democratic Party, a Party he loved, would go to the dogs. The South had never voted Republican. In fact, there were few Republicans around. Since that day, the South has never carried the Democratic vote again. LBJ, at the time of the signing said, “I have just given away the South to the Republican Party but it’s the right thing to do.” The country went into a totally different direction. It saddened him for his Party. ***Fourth was when President Jimmy Carter made the call to rescue some U.S. hostages in Iran. The mission failed and it cost Carter his presidency. The day President Ronald Reagan was inaugurated the hostages were released. It had taken guts for Carter to make the call. ***The two worse calls by Presidents, in my opinion, were Vietnam and the invasion of Iraq. A useless war of choice cost nearly 5000 soldiers their lives, 30,000

TURNING BACK THE HANDS OF TIME 10 Years Ago-2002 Orange County Commissioner’s Court honor law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty. Four local officers who died include Louis O. Ford, killed Jan. 31, 1971, when he was attempting to arrest someone in Bridge City. His brother, John Ford, was appointed to take his place. Louis Ford was 44 years old. ***Capt Danny Gray, Orange Police Department, was killed June 28, 1974. He was 31 years old. A masked man burst into the police station dispatch office brandishing a gun and demanding the release of his brother, a gun battle began and Gray was struck by an officer’s bullet that killed him. ***Orange Police Chief Edward James O’Reilly, was killed May 29, 1935, by a gun toting Baptist preacher, the same preacher that had baptized him, the Rev. Edgar Eskridge was pastor of First Baptist Church. He had become a controversial figure in the community and had started carrying his gun to the pulpit. When Chief O’Reilly tried to disarm him, Eskridge subsequently shot the 41-year-old chief on a street in downtown Orange. ***John Godwin Jr., was appointed OPD acting chief after O’Reilly’s death. He was shot in the abdomen by one of two Baxar County inmates who had escaped from officers. Godwin and another officer spotted them in a taxi on Green Ave. and stopped it. As the other officer held one of the men at gunpoint, Godwin struggled with the other who shot him and escaped, taking two captives. He was later caught in Louisiana. Godwin died the next day, Aug. 11, 1935. *****Brown Claybar was elected mayor of the City of Orange. ***** Ricky Trevino was elected mayor of Pinehurst. He won a close race over Bessie Huckaby. He replaced Pete Runnels, who did not run for reelection. *****Jerry Hughes, John Young and Kenny Weaver were elected to the Port Board. *****Tim Latiolais returned to the Bridge City School Board. Davis Ess elected to first term. *****”War Emblem” wins the 128th Kentucky Derby. Jockey was Victor Espinoza. *****Winnie Lormand will be 95 on May 9. *****Gertrude Dugas Flies died Sunday at age 79. She and husband, Alfred, ran the family winery. She is also survived by son Andy, daughters Lori, Mala and Tana and their families. 35 Years Ago-1977 The story going around is that during the Henry Lee trial, Assistant District Attorney Pat Clark ripped his 20 year old, worn britches. He tore the bottom out of them and had to send out for another pair from home before the trial could resume. District Attorney Sharon Bearden couldn’t stop laughing long enough to either confirm or deny the story to the press. *****Spotted at the beach looking like a boiled crawfish were Lynn Hall, Roy and Crystal Wingate, Jack and Elaine White, David and Ann Craft and Cindy and Bruce Womack. *****The Bridge City DE Club named attorneys H.D. Pate and Don Burgess “Boss of the Year.”*****Tammy Guyote had good news from her doctor. Only three more weeks to wear the cast on her arm and leg. Joe Brady involved in the same accident will be in St. Elizabeth for a long time. *****Folks having birthdays are Albert Gore, Howard Wayne Matthews, Sharon Woolley, Connie Angelle and Carolyn Bourque. *****Top Country songs are “Play Guitar Play” by Conway Twitty. “Some Broken Hearts Never Mend,” by Don Williams. “Luckenbach Texas” by Waylon Jennings. George Jones and Tammy Wynette were split again when she came out with “Let’s Get Together” (one more time.) Merl Haggard had a Top 10 hit with “If We’re Not Back in Love by Monday.” Vern Gosden had one of my favorites, “Yesterdays Gone.”*****Bridge City students receiving scholarships are Tim Fennel, Rotary Club; Jean Lapeyrolerie, Texas State Teachers; Denise Lormand, B&PW; and Pam Spurlock and Sue Ellen Johansson, Pilot Club of Orange. *****Melvin Hogan is director of the Sheriff’s Posse Rodeo to be held May 6 and May 7. BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK Ethel Champagne, Jonette Brown, Mary Stewart, Megan Cornwell, Amy Wiebold, Glenda Dailey, Nicole Gibbs, Jenna Angelle, Judi Verdin, Stacie Hollier, Kay Boudreaux, Brandon Applebach, Jeff Harrison, MacAlan Trammell, Jenna Dismukes, Julia Hoke, Brad Broussard, Matt Williams, Butch Myers, Bridget Toohey, Ricky Zirlott, Lindsey Dardeau, Susan Spencer, Travis Coffey, Amanda Dumesnil, Ashley Eby, Clint Blackwell, Beverly Millsap, Murdock Havard, Deborah Gregg, Doris Raynor, Mayor Essie Bellfield, Brandon Bond, Carolyn Bourque, Josh Sanders, Charles Slusher, Clint Vidrine, Glory Burke, Jessica Hughes, Joseph Chenella, Michael Psencik, Norma Cummings, Sherri Thompson, Caitlin Allen, Connie Angelle, Debra Truncale, Patty Cook, Ginger Hogden, Julie Allensworth, Alan Bates and Arlon Fields. A FEW HAPPENINGS The quarter horse racing began Friday at Delta Downs. The 46 day meet is off and running through July 14, with live racing every Wednesday thorough Saturday starting at 6:45 p.m. Some really great action. See you at the track. *****We met a beautiful woman last week who was the guest of Donna Scales at the Wednesday Lunch Bunch lunch. For many years I had admired the work of a local artist and it turns out that this lady, June Harmon, is one and the same artist. She has moved from McLewis after many years and is now a resident of Pinehurst. This week the Lunch Bunch will meet at Novrozsky’s. *****Debora, daughter of Betty and Corky Harmon, flew in from Colorado to spend a few days with mom, dad and the homefolks. She leaves on Friday. *****Chrysler Group, which was forcing bankruptcy before a Federal loan saved them, reported Friday they had earned $473 million in the first quarter of 2012, up more than 300 percent from 2011. *****Setting the record straight. It all started with a false story by Arabic News Network, Al Jazeera, about Gulf seafood. Unfortunately other news outlets picked up and ran the story. The United States FDA say a person could eat 63 pounds of fish every day for five years and they would not exceed safety levels. Gulf Coast seafood is passing test with flying colors. Enjoy it at your favorite restaurant or serve it up at home. In fact, it’s a great time for boiled shrimp, a few soft shell crabs, and a dozen oysters on the half shell. That’s

not even an appetizer for Judge David Peck. Finish up the meal with grilled snapper, all fresh from our great Gulf water. *****Special folks we know celebrating birthdays. Our “Girl Friday,” the gal who is the glue and fiber holding this loose group together, Nicole Gibbs, celebrates on May 3. She keeps the wheels of The Record Newspapers rolling and we extend best wishes for a great day. *****Art teacher and a wonderful lady Deborah “Debbie” Gregg, celebrates on May 6. *****Also marking another birthday is longtime friend and former mayor and now Orange city councilperson Essie Bellfield, celebrates 80 years on May 6. ***Josh Sanders is getting older on May 7. ***A great guy who gave many good years to the Bridge City School District and community, Joe Chenella, celebrates on May 7. Joe and Nancy will be moving to College Station but will always consider Bridge City home. We treasure our many years of friendship. *****Remembering Judge Grover Halliburton who died eight years ago on May 7, 2004. He was one of those interesting, special people I’ve known. He made a lot of improvements while judge of Orange County. His wife Sue, a retired teacher, still lives here on Old Timer’s Road and is a neighbor to the Frank Beachamps. *****”Inside the Situation Room,” a must see television exclusive presentation by Brian Williams, Wednesday, 8 p.m. on NBC showing the planning and decision making of the attempted killing of Osoma BinLadin, the arguments against it and the President giving the go ahead. Several years ago, President George W. Bush had given the order; “Our first priority is bin Ladin, dead or alive.” After years of bombing the tops off of mountains and chasing a tall guy on a donkey, he was killed living in comfort in Pakistan a year ago this week, after 10 years of trying. *****CREAUX’S TIP OF THE WEEK: For crayon marks on walls: The easiest way to remove them is with a damp rag dipped in baking soda. The mark comes off with little effort. It spares the elbow grease and works great. *****CAJUN DEFINITION: Debris (day bree). A dish made basically of the organs such as liver, heart, kidneys, tripe, spleen, brain, lungs and pancreas. Cooked with lots of onions it makes rich gravy and is served over rice. It has a delicate flavor and is oh, so good. *****A Federal judge ruled Monday that Texas couldn’t bar Planned Parenthood from serving women through a key health program until the group’s lawsuit against the state is decided. The state had planned to bar Planned Parenthood this week. Texas’ decision to exclude Planned Parenthood has prompted the Federal Government to begin phasing out Federal dollars, about $30 million. Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott quickly filed an appeal. Texas wants the money and wants to spend it the way they want to, not through Planned Parenthood. The chief executive officer said, “No women should ever have to fear being cut off from her doctor’s care because of shortsighted political games.”*****This always astonished me. Two men have been cleared of a 30 year old rape and shooting after DNA implicated others. They were declared innocent after all the years in prison. The Judge and DA apologized to them for the wrongful conviction. They became the 31st and 32nd in Dallas County since 2001 to be cleared of crimes they didn’t commit. *****Gas prices are coming down. President Obama has been blamed for high gas prices. I wonder when the prices come down to $3 or below in September, if they will give him credit for lowering prices. In both cases they are wrong. Government doesn’t have anything to do with prices at the pump. Right now, we are producing more domestic oil than ever in history. Also, more people are working in the oil industry in the United States than ever before. The oil industry is healthy and growing. *****Judge Claude Wimberly says you can’t find a better beef steak anywhere than a steak at Robert’s Steakhouse, on Park St., in Orange. He’s tried them all. I agree, plus the butcher on duty will custom cut your steak the way you like it. If you love a good steak and are dining out, you can’t go wrong at Robert’s. CAJUN STORY OF THE WEEK A short note from Sostan Dear Cuz, We went to see Sugar Bee’s papa, Bosco, wat is in da hospital. A nurse’s aide was helping him into da bashfroom and Bosco him, was raising hell with her. He say, “You not coming in here wit me no, dis is only a one holer.” Sugar Bee say dat since everyone has one of dem camcorders, no one talks about seeing UFO’s like da use to. Boy, I don’t know me, wat dis country is getting to. In da 1960’s people took acid to make da world weird, now da world is weird and people dem, take Prozac to make it normal. Well Cuzz, dere’s not much going on here. Come see me. Tell Kee-Kee and LeLeux to stop by wen dey go to da Cashotta dem. Tell Cox I said hello. Your Cuzzin, Sostan C’EST TOUT Voting is now in progress for the Drainage District. You must vote at the District office on Old Highway 90, behind Roger’s Sawmill, on IH-10. *****Cities are also holding early voting . Pinehurst voters can vote early at Orange Library. Bridge City voters can vote now at Bridge City High School. The Port of Orange early voting locations are Little Cypress-Mauriceville Administration building, Bridge City High School, Orange Public Library and Vidor ISD. Your vote in these races is important. *****I’m always surprised to learn how little interest some people take in government. In the past week I had two people ask me who the republican nominee is for president. No kidding. They must have been under a rock. *****I still wonder why Con. Kevin Brady didn’t chose to re-run for his seat including Orange County. No one will ask him. Now in the 8thDistrict, he is facing Larry Youngblood, a Republican from the Woodlands, Timothy Kimbley, Independent, Roy Hall, Libertarian and Neil Burns, a Democrat. Brady has voted in lock-step with the Tea Party Congress, who have voted no on several job bills. Brady has been running his campaign against the administration. I’m surprised he’s drawing so much opposition and wouldn’t have if he had stayed in this district. *****I’ve been out of town and missed out on some of the happenings. I missed Dot Eshbach’s 90th birthday party. I bet it was a fun one. *****My time is up. Thanks for yours. The opinions in this column, just like Kent Conwell or Sen. Bailey’s are our own. Please read us cover to cover and patronize our advertising family and check us out on the web, Take care and God bless.

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Beware of the media KENT CONWELL Lighter Side For The Record

Have you ever heard of Bob and Nancy Strait? Married over 65 years, the elderly couple lived in Tulsa, Oklahoma. You haven’t? Are you sure? Their home is in the 3300 block of modest, but neat homes on East Virgin Street. Still say you’ve never heard of them? Well, I’m not surprised. A man broke into their home March 14 and assaulted them. Eighty-five year old Nancy was raped and beaten to death. Her ninetyyear-old husband was hospitalized for multiple injuries. The next day, Tyrone Woodfork, 20, was arrested driving the couple’s Dodge Neon. Bob and Nancy are white. Tyrone is black. Now do you understand why you have not heard of the incident? The national media has been too involved with the white on black killing of Trayvon Martin to give any more than minimal backpage space to a black on white killing. Naturally, there are more headlines up for grabs in the Martin-Zimmerman circus than the Strait-Woodfork assault and murder. White on black is sensational, made even

more so by the biased advocacy of zealous firebrands. Black on white or black on black is not sensational. There is a chilling concept here if you look hard enough. Did you hear about the mayor of Chicago shutting down the beaches because gangs of blacks were assaulting white families? Nope! Did you hear about the two black youths in Kansas City who threw gasoline on a thirteen year old and shouted “how do you like that, white boy?” Nope! There were only a handful of journalists who covered the Woodfork-Strait story among them Jerry Wofford, a World Staff writer. Walter E. Williams, a professor of economics at George Mason University, penned a perceptive OpED article in the Times-Dispatch on the dishonesty of the media. Professor Williams is black. He’s worth reading. There are many more instances of stories being downplayed on the national level because they lack the sensationalism of other stories. And much too often, the media exacerbates the story by deliberately manipulating the contents. Manipulating – you spell it l-yi-n-g.

You’ve had to be hiding under a rock not to have heard how the Today Show created a racist image of George Zimmerman when they deliberately altered his 911 call to the Sanford police. The Show claimed Zimmerman said, “This guy looks like he’s up to no good. He looks black.” His actual words were “This guy looks like he’s up to no good or he’s on drugs or something. It’s raining, and he’s just walking around, looking about.” The 911 officer replied. “Ok, and is this he black, white, or Hispanic?” “He looks black,” Zimmerman replied. You might be a bleeding heart liberal, but even you will have to admit the Today Show narrative screamed racism while the true narrative in no way suggested such. I’m like everyone else. I want to see justice done, but for NBC to deliberately lie just to improve ratings is horrendous. The show can deny all it wishes, but it was acting as a judge and jury. When the network got caught with its pants down, it claimed that it is investigating the incident. Folks, there ain’t nothing to investigate. The Today Show lied. According to Professor Williams, editors for the Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, and the Chicago Tribune admitted to deliberately censoring information about


black crime for political reasons and in an effort to “guard against subjecting an entire group of people to suspicion.” Why? Ratings! And the fact the liberal papers don’t want to get on the bad side of the president. Now in our part of the country, Southeast Texas, we’re lucky in that our news media do not exhibit the intense bias as the national media. But with technology today, local citizens are much more exposed to national opinion than local. I’ll wager you have a better idea of the president’s opinion on oil than you do that of your mayor. Most don’t even know their own mayor’s name. None of us want to see murderers go free, thieves escape punishment, or innocent wrongly convicted, so before you form your own opinion, consider the sources. Just because glitzy news anchors spout opinions doesn’t mean they are true. They’re simply reading what someone in the editorial department put together. Remember that come election time. Kent_Conwell

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Community Bulletin Board Farmers Market opens soon The Orange County Farmers’ Market will open Wednesday, May 2 and will feature items such as Potatoes, squash, snow peas, purple onions, 1015 onions, blueberries, blueberry bushes, homemade jams and jellies, local honey, fresh eggs, homemade cookies, and more. It will be held in the parking lot in front of Big Lots on MacArthur Drive. Hours are 3-6 p.m., Wednesdays and 7-10 a.m., Saturdays. New vendors are welcome. The Market is sponsored by Texas AgriLife; for information call 882-7010.

BCHS Alumni Assoc. to meet May 3 A meeting of the Bridge City High School Alumni Association will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 3 at 5:30 p.m. at BC High School prior to the scheduled open house and fine arts exhibition.

No meeting in May for OC Retired Senior Citizens The Orange County Retired Senior Citizens will not have their regular May meeting. Instead, they voted to attend The

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American Legion to host plate lunch fundraiser American Legion Post 49 will hold a plate lunch fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, May 3 at 108 Green Ave. in Orange. The cost is $7. The meal consists of brisket, link, potato salad, beans, bread and dessert. Walk-ins are welcome and delivery is available. Call 886-1241 after 12 p.m. on Wednesday, May 2 and before 9 a.m. on Thursday, May 3 for orders and delivery.

BCHS Alumni Association to meet May 3 The Bridge City High School Alumni Association has a meeting scheduled for Thursday, May 3 at 5:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at the high school prior to the BCHS Fine Arts Exhibition and Open House.

Eagles to host birthday part for Robert Pittman The Fraternal Order of Eagles, located at 803 North 28th Street, Orange Texas will host a birthday party for member, Robert Pittman, Friday, May 4. The local band, Guilty, will perform from 8 p.m. to midnight. The entry fee is $5 a person. The party is open to the community. Come celebrate Roberts birthday and meet the other members of The Fraternal Order of Eagles. The ladies’ auxiliary will open the kitchen to sell frito pies and hot dogs. For more information contact Sharon Bodin at 735-8662 or cell 719-7793.


Thrift & Gifts Center to host garage sale Thrift & Gifts outside garage sale is being planned from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 5. The organization needs at least 20 vendors. Spaces will rent for $12 with sellers providing their tables and chairs. Gates will open at 7 p.m. for those setting up with sales beginning at 8 a.m. The shop and bargain room will be open. To reserve a booth or for more information, call 8867649, or come by the Thrift & Gifts Center at 350 37th St. Hours of operation are from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesday through Friday.

West Orange Spring Clean up set for May 11, 12 The City of West Orange will host their Spring Cleanup Friday and Saturday, May 11 and 12. Dumpsters available to residents behind the WO Fire Station Residents may bring their debris on Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. and Saturday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Proof of residency will be required at dump site. The City will provide assistance with unloading trucks/trailers of debris. No hazardous materials, tires, batteries, paint etc will be accepted. Any items containing Freon must be drained of said Freon and tagged by individual certified to do such work. Appliances, furniture, metal and green waste will be accepted, but must be brought to the dump site. The city will be unable to make arrangements for any “special pickups.”

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LCH Class of 1957 to host reunion The Little Cypress High School Class of 1957 will hold a reunion on Saturday, May 5, at the Sunset Grove Country Club. A social gathering will begin at 5:00 p.m. with dinner following at 6:30. The cost is $25 per person, and reservations should be mailed to Charles Bland, 430 Edgewood Drive, Montgomery, TX 77356. Dress is casual. Class members may call 883-3005 if they have questions.

Quantum-Touch® Level one workshop scheduled Quantum-Touch is a powerful yet easy to learn natural healing technique. Through the use of breathing exercises and body awareness, the body’s own ability to heal itself is accelerated. Join certified practitioner and level 1 instructor, Penny LeLeux in a weekend workshop to be held in Orangefield, May 2627. Receive an early registration discount of $50 off regular workshop fees through May 4. Call 409-728-5970 or e-mail for more information.


is a two person best-ball. Cost is $100 for a two person team. Gross and net prizes will be awarded. Mulligans, drinks on the course and lunch are included for participants. Entry deadline is Tuesday, May 1. Contact Sunset Grove Country Club at 8839454 for more information.

Benefit to be held at Eagles Aerie A benefit will be held on behalf of Tommy Holley from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 5 at the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 2523, 803 N. 28th St. in Orange. He was the sole provider for his family and he leaves behind a wife and two daughters, ages 11 and 10. He had no medical or life insurance and his final expenses have put a financial strain on his family. Barbecue plates will be sold for $7 (orders of five or more can be delivered). Items needed to be donated are briskets, links, potato salad, baked beans, bread, barbecue sauce, pickles, onions, paper plates, napkins, forks, knives and spoons. Company can benefit by having their name displayed who attend the event. There will also be a raffle ticket sale. The drawing will be at 4:30 p.m. The ticket purchaser need not be present to win. Donations are from $1 to $5. WE SELL Other donated items are needed for the silent auction as door prizes and FOR in the raffle sale. PARTS First prize is an outdoor LP gas barbecue grill. Second prize is ALL MAJOR a charcoal smoker and grill. BRANDS!!! Donors will be listed on the event program and the merchandise given will be on display throughout the event. Donors will be invited to attend the event to meet prospective customers and possibly find a few bargains of their own. Monetary donations may be made payable to: MCT Credit Union, P.O. Box 279, Port Neches, Texas 77651-0279. Their telephone number is 409-727-1446. Memo: Tommy Holley’s Benefit, account number 7068110-009. To purchase a ticket before the event, to participate in the event, for more information, call Lauren Gartshore at 409-7797409.

The Texas AgriLife Extension Office and Little Cypress Baptist Church are holding a FREE basic canning class on Saturday, May 12 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Little Cypress Baptist Church. Learn to preserve your summer’s bounty and stretch your grocery dollars by canning your own produce. Learn about canning equipment, how to can and preserve safely, and resources for recipes and instructions. Call Little Cypress Baptist Church to register at 409-883-8905. The address is 3274 Little Cypress Drive; Orange, TX 77632    

WOS Athletic Banquet set for May 16 The West Orange-Stark High School Athletic Banquet, which is catered by Moncla’s, will be at 6:30pm Wednesday, May 16 at the West Orange-Stark High School Cafeteria. Male and female athletes from the current school year 20112012 will be honored. Each athlete will receive one free ticket. Parents and other family members may purchase tickets for $7 at the West Orange-Stark Athletic Office by May 10. For more information please contact the Athletic Department at 8825530.

David Ess, Bridge City Strutter Golf Tournament set for May 19 David Ess and the Bridge City Strutters will be hosting their annual golf tournament. The tournament will have a shotgun star at 8 a.m. (sign-in will be at 7:30 a.m.) on Saturday, May 19, at Babe Zaharias Golf Course in Port Arthur. It will be an 18 hole, four-person scramble with prizes awarded. Entry fee is $200 per team, which includes the green fee, cart, food, drink and prizes. Hole sponsorships are also available for $100, which includes a sign at the golf course and an ad in the Strutters Spring Review Program. Tournament entry deadline is May 8. For more information contact any Strutter, or call 735-8521 or 474-1395.

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LCM FFA seeking past members for dinner The Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School Future Farmers of America (FFA) is looking for past FFA members and officers from Mauriceville, Little Cypress, and Little Cypress-Mauriceville from the school years 2002, 1992, 1982, 1972, and 1962. The FFA Banquet theme this year will be, “Back in the Day with FFA,” and the current officers would like to invite past members from 10, 20, 30, 40, and 50 years ago to attend the banquet. The FFA is asking that if you or someone you know was a past FFA member from one of these years, please contact Brandy Whisenant by calling 409-886-5821, extension 1040, or email with your contact information so that you can be given a formal invitation to attend. The dinner will be held on May 24. Reservations are required.

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Are You Bathing Suit Worthy? Katherine Aras

For The Record

Well it is that time of year again where we have to worry about getting into our bathing suits. Of course some of us are just not quite ready to show off our wonderful bodies, so I thought you could use some extra tips that might help you. I have lost ten pounds in the past three months. Now I know some of you just don’t really care what I look like, and you may be saying to yourself, I am not going to be caught dead in a bathing suit this year anyhow, anyway. Well surely if you are not going swimming, perhaps you have a special occasion you need to attend, like a family reunion, or wedding, or maybe you need to make yourself feel better about you. I want tell you how I Lost some weight and maybe it will help you get motivated. First of all, do not eat after 6 p.m. That alone has helped me tremendously. When you do eat in the evening eat a lot of vegetables. Salads are wonderful. If you have a special vegetable you prefer, keep those vegetables on hand and cook plenty of them ahead of time. That way when you are hungry you will not eat out, because you know you have food waiting for you at home. Or even better I have a homemade vegetable soup that’s

been in the family for years. I will give you this recipe today. When I want to lose some extra pounds, I eat on this most of the week. You can freeze it too, and eat it at another time. Also, go for a 20-25 minute walk every day during the week. Riding a bike around the neighborhood really works well too. That is all it takes to start out your day in a wonderful way. Hope you enjoy the soup. Happy eating! Homemade Vegetable Soup 1 ½-2 pounds of stew meat ½ stick of butter 1 large onion 3 cloves of garlic Tony’s seasoning Salt and Pepper to your taste ½ cup of dry sherry wine 3 large cans of tomato sauce (15 oz.) 1 large can of tomato paste ¼ of green cabbage

Enough water to bring to top of large stock pot (about 4-5 cans of water) Spaghetti noodles broken up into small pieces, or small shell pasta 1 small to medium bag of mixed vegetables in frozen section 4 med. Potatoes cut into cubes Sauté Stew meat in a ½ stick of butter. Add onions and seasonings, then garlic. Let cooks 5-10 minutes. Add dry sherry wine. Cover and simmer for 20 minutes. Add tomato sauce, and paste with water. Add bay leaf. Cover and cook at least 1-2 hours. Meanwhile, chop cabbage and potatoes. Break up spaghetti and add mixed vegetables, and all other ingredients. Cook until all vegetables are done. Remove bay leaf before serving. Katherine Aras Look Who’s Cooking Now (409)670-3144 Or 670-9517 (restaurant)

More canning tips and do’s/don’ts Staff Report

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Do not use overripe fruit. Canning doesn’t improve the quality of food, so if you start out with low quality, it will only get worse in storage. Plus Do not add more low-acid ingredients (onions, celery, peppers, garlic) than specified in the recipe. This may result in an unsafe product. Don’t add substantially more seasonings or spices, these items are often high in bacteria and excess spices can make a canned item unsafe. I doubt whether increasing a spice from 1 teaspoon to 2 in a batch of 7 quarts will have any adverse effect, but use some common sense and don’t go overboard. Do not add butter or fat to home-canned products unless stated in a tested recipe. Butters and fats do not store well and may increase the rate of



spoilage. Adding butter or fat may also slow the rate of heat transfer, and result in an unsafe product. Thickeners - With the exception of “Clear-Jel” which has been tested in USDA and university food labs, do not thicken with starches, flour, or add rice, barley or pasta to canned products – this applies to both savory products (such soups and stews), sauces and pickled items. Items that thicken products will absorb liquid during processing and

slow the way in which the food heats. Under-processing and unsafe food could result. Get your pressure canner gauge tested on May 14 at Farmer’s Mercantile in Orange from 1 to 4 p.m. Join the Texas AgriLife free Basic Canning Class that will take place Saturday, May 12, 2012 from 9 a.m. to noon at Little Cypress Baptist Church; 3274 Little Cypress Drive; Orange, TX 77632. Please call 409-883-8905 to Register for the class.

BCE’s Gaspard named Dist. 5 TEPSAN of the Year Staff Report

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Norman Gaspard, assistant principal at Bridge City Elementary was named District 5 TEPSAN of the Year for the Texas Elementary Principals and Supervisors Association (TEPSA). Each TEPSA district recognizes a school leader for outstanding service to our association. The recipient must be a full-time Texas public school administrator/supervisor in grades PreK-8 and a TEPSA member for at least 5 years. Mr. Gaspard is currently serving as TEPSA District 5

President. He will be recognized at the TEPSA Awards Banquet Wednesday, June 13, at the Austin Renaissance Hotel.

AgriLife to host canning classes and stretch your grocery dollars by canning your own proFor The Record duce. Learn about canning The Texas AgriLife Exten- equipment, how to can and sion Office and Little Cypress preserve safely, and resources Baptist Church are holding a for recipes and instructions. FREE basic canning class on Call Little Cypress Baptist Saturday, May 12 from 9 a.m. Church to register at 409-883to noon at the Little Cypress 8905. The address is 3274 LitBaptist Church. Learn to pre- tle Cypress Drive; Orange, TX serve your summer’s bounty 77632    

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Bridge City Community Center in Bridge City. Entries are being accepted now and will continue until May 24. Early bird entry discounts are given to those that enter by May 5. Age divisions are from babies all the way to adult. The event is open to all areas and to both boys and girls. Attire is formal and summer wear. Awards are crowns, trophies, plaques, sashes, toys, gifts, and much more. No one will leave empty handed and all young contestants receive a tiara just for taking part in this event. The charity that will benefit from this event is the Bridge City Ministerial Alliance. Entry fee into this event if entered by the early bird deadline is $85. Late entries will be charged $135. Raffle tickets for various donated items can be sold to pay the entry fee, or you may get a sponsor if you want to enter at no cost to you. For more information, log on to Heavenly Hearts Charity Pageants on facebook. Anyone can enter, purchase a raffle ticket, or make a donation by calling Kari Stringer 281-259-4437 (Must leave a message) or by email for a much faster response Applications can be mailed or emailed to you by sending your email address to the yahoo account. There are also applications available to pick up at the Ministerial Alliance. The alliance is open on Monday and Wednesday from 9 a.m. to noon and they are located next to First Baptist Church on Roundbunch Road in Bridge City. Businesses are welcome to advertise free of charge with any donation of any value to the event.

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

Fraternal Order of Eagles to host pool tournament The Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 2523, located at 803 N. 28th Street in Orange, will be hosting a pool tournament every Friday starting at 8 p.m. Prize money goes to first and second place winners. The community is invited to come meet the members of Aerie 2523 and join in the fun. For more information, please call 409-886-7381.

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American Idol is down to the top five and Westlake’s Joshua Ledet is still in the running. Last week he was one of the top three vote getters. Ryan Seacreast said voting is up by more than 10 million over this time last year with 58 million votes cast last Wednesday. The crowd was brought to its feet, including the judges, with Ledet’s rendition of Queen’s “Crazy Little Thing Called Love.” His second song of the evening was India Arie’s “Ready for Love.” “Is it bad for me to say Joshua’s part of the show is my favorite part of the show?” said Jennifer Lopez. “I almost didn’t get on the plane,” said Ledet about his trip to Hollywood. He wasn’t afraid to sing on stage, but the thought of being confined in a small space with multitudes of people was almost too much for him. His sister convinced him he had to go. Back home in Westlake, his parents, Jackie and Nathaniel Ledet, plus family and friends have been holding viewing parties on Wednesday nights. Last week it was held at the Westlake MultiPurpose Complex, where supporters gathered to watch the performance and cast votes afterward. The City of Westlake donated the facility, a big screen and surround-sound system to watch the program and free Wi-Fi for fans to use to vote after the show. “The attention has been great and he’s helped put Westlake on the map. We’re now nationally known,” said Kaylen Fletcher, public relations manager for the Southwest Louisiana Convention & Visitors Bureau. She said Ledet’s nationally televised tutorial on how to eat a crawfish, which was highlighted during a segment of the show, is still being talked about. “We’re all just really supportive of Josh,” Fletcher said. “We’ve always been a really tight-knit community and his appearance has meant so much good publicity for the area. I just know he’s going to make it to the Top 3. His talent is unbelievable and people feel so good after hearing him.” Ledet has a very soulful rhythm and blues voice. He credits his mother with influencing his musical style. Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston are his favorite artists. He said a Michael Jackson theme week would be the most challenging to him. “His music cannot be cloned, only he can sing it,” said Ledet. He would love to do Tina Turner. Ledet has taken advice given to him by the mentors to heart. “These are people who have been in the industry for so long… they took the time to come to give us advice and help us, mold us into becoming greater artists. It is definitely a big advantage and its lots percussion, but ALL are welcome! The band performs Christmas, Memorial Day, Independence Day and Veteran’s Day concerts. At least one traditional band concert is performed annually. Please visit us on Facebook at Orange Community Band.

Orange Community Band to meet every Thursday

BCCC now accepting Business, Citizen of Year applications

The Orange Community Band rehearses every Thursday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the National Guard Armory, located at 4103 Meeks Drive in Orange. They are in need of players for the following sections; flute, clarinet, saxophone, French horn, and

Bridge City Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for Business of the Year and Citizen of the Year. Please submit all nominations in writing to Bridge City Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, 150 W. Roundbunch Rd, Bridge City, Tx.

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of fun.” He said the best advice they have given him is to stay true to his self, feel the song and connect to the audience. Ledet advises others, “Never give up on your dreams, keep working at it, as hard as you can. No matter what the situation looks like, if you believe in yourself everything is possible. Dreams really do come true.” American Idol comes on at 7 p.m., Wednesday on FOX4 with the results show airing at 7 p.m. on Thursday. Ledet’s earlier performances can be seen and downloads of his music can be bought on 77611. Deadline to submit nominations will be Feb. 8, 2012.

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


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Deaths and Memorials Held:

Carrie Dawn Cunningham-Kibodeaux Yukon, Okla. Carrie Dawn CunninghamKibodeaux, 36, a native of Orange, Carrie left this world on April 22, 2012 in Yukon, Okla. A memorial service was held at Dorman Funeral Home in Orange on Saturday, April 28, with Brother Don Sheffield of Cornerstone Baptist Church officiating. She was born October 6, 1975 in Sulphur, La. to Robert Cunningham and Mary Miller. Carrie was truly a free spirit from day one, always doing everything her own special way. She was many things to all who knew and loved her; a daughter, sister, mother, wife, and true friend. Carrie was always ready to help when and where she was needed. She enjoyed raising her son, working for the Humane Society, being with friends and family. She also enjoyed art, music, dancing, playing pool, and ALWAYS having the last word. We love and miss her dearly. Carrie was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, Emery LeBouef; paternal grandparents, Howard and Doris Cunningham; uncles, Charles Cunningham and Thomas Huffman Jr.; cousin, Heather Thomas, and nephew, Alex Cunningham. She is survived by her son, Dyllan Garrett; husband, Alton Kibodeaux Jr. of Oklahoma; mother and step father, Mary and David Miller of Orange, father, Robert P. Cunningham of Colorado; brother, Robert “DeVaughn” Cunningham and wife, April of Orange; niece and nephew, Ashley and Thomas Cunningham of Orange; grandmother, Sadie LeBouef of Orange; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and close friends. CARRIE, WE WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU!


Trudy Elizabeth Walker Orange Trudy Elizabeth Walker, 91, of Orange passed away Saturday, April 28, at Baptist Hospital in Beaumont. Funeral services were held Monday, April 30, at Claybar Funeral Home Chapel in Orange with the Rev. Keith Meyer, pastor of Old First Orange Baptist Church, officiating. Burial followed at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens near Bridge City. Born in Orange on Jan. 28, 1921, Trudy was the daughter of Virgil P. Walker and Bell (Stanton) Walker. She served in the U.S. Army W.A.C., was a lifelong member of Old First Orange Baptist Church and co-taught the Ruth Sunday School class. She worked for Southwestern Bell for 33 years and was a member of the Vidor Azalea Garden Club. Trudy enjoyed fishing, camping, crocheting, embroidery, and porcelain painting. Trudy loved to take care of others, her church family, and especially enjoyed gathering with friends and family. Preceded in death by her parents, Trudy is survived by her sister and brother-in-law, Joyce and John Holcomb; niece, Bell Jackson and husband, Dennis; nephew, Jeff Holcomb and wife, Sarah; five great-nieces and nephews, Wesley Troxell, Katie Devine, Priscilla Jackson, Nicole Kendrick, Natalie Holcomb, and respective spouses; great greatnephews, Caleb Remedies, Conner Kendrick, and one on the way; and great great-niece, Katelyn Devine. Serving as pallbearers were Wesley Troxell, Jeff Holcomb, John Holcomb, Ron Burton, Dennis Jackson and Billy Plasket. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Old First Orange Baptist Church, 7925 I-10 East, Orange, Texas 77630-8365.


Altha Rae Stanton Peveto Orange After a lengthy illness, Altha Rae Stanton Peveto, 86, of Orange is resting peacefully in her Father’s arms. Services were held Tuesday at Claybar Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jeremy Walton of New Cherry Grove Baptist of Buna officiating. Interment followed in the Bland Cemetery. A native of Orange, she was born on June 24, 1925, to Albert and Lonnie Peveto Stanton. Rae was a member of Old First Orange Baptist Church. She graduated from Orangefield High School and Port Arthur Business College. Rae worked at the County Clerk’s Office and as a legal secretary for Bill Sexton and James Neff. She married Stafford Odom “Stack” Peveto on April 13, 1946. They raised their sons, Rodney and Billy in the McLewis Community of Orangefield. In 1978 they retired to Toledo Bend To Be held:

Loraine Holiday Buckley Orange Loraine Holiday Buckley, 91, of Orange, passed away Monday, April 30, at The Meadows in Orange. Services to remember her life will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 2, in the Chapel of Dorman Funeral Home in Orange. Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. at the Strong Cemetery near Center, Texas in Shelby County. Born on March 4, 1921 in Shelby County, Texas to her parents, Carl and Dolly (Anderson) Holiday, she lived in Orange since 1941, she owned and operated Buckley’s Grocery in Orange and was a member of Brownwood Baptist Church. Mrs. Buckley enjoyed the

where they spent 27 wonderful years fishing, hunting, gardening and reading. Rae enjoyed her neighborhood Pokeno Club and was an active member of the Toledo Bend VFW Ladies’ Auxiliary. Mrs. Peveto is preceded in death by her parents; her brother Sidney Stanton; and sisters Doris Stanton Vincent, Maxine Stanton Parker and Jeanette Stanton Frederick. Left to cherish her memory are her husband of 66 years, Stafford Peveto: sons, Rodney Vaughn Peveto and wife Cindy of Plano, Billy Clinton Peveto and wife Nancy of Buna; grandchildren, Teri Daigle and husband, Duke of Fannett, Lisa Crumpton and husband Larry of Buna, Amy McIlwain and husband Randy of Mauriceville and Andrew Stafford Peveto and wife, Christina of Plano; and nine great-grandchildren, Macy and Chrisman Peveto, Tanner, Trace and Carli Crumpton, Ty Daigle,Cameron, Colton and Carson McIlwain. Pallbearers were Tommy Stanton, Jim Brown, Paul Peveto, Dwight Whitman, Duke Daigle, Larry Crumpton, Randy McIlwain and Roy Burton. Honorary pallbearers were Mark and Byron Vincent and Charles Frederick. gardening of flowers, fishing and spending time with her grandchildren. Preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Johnnie Buckley and her granddaughters, Sheree Cureton and Telesa Buckley. Those who will most cherish her memory are her sons, Jimmy Buckley and wife, June of Bullard, Texas and Kenneth Buckley and wife, Lynn of Orange; grandchildren, Treana Atkins and husband, Tracy, Gerald Rogers and Johnny Buckley; ten great grandchildren, five great great grandchildren and a host of extended family. Honoring Mrs. Buckley as pallbearers will be Jack Mitcham, Mike Alexander, Tom Posey, Gerald Rogers, Dewey Woods and Shannon Buckley. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.

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Wilson Oscar Dunn Mauriceville Wilson Oscar Dunn, 93, of M a u r i c ev ill e, passed away on April 29, in Orange after a short illness. The funeral service will be held on W e d n e s d a y, May 2, 10 a.m., at the First United Methodist Church in Mauriceville with the Rev. Douglas Caldwell presiding. Burial will follow at Wilkinson Cemetery in Orange County. Known as “King” to many, he was born in the sawmill community of Lemonville on June 16, 1918 to William T. Dunn and Mary A. Brown. Being one of eight children, he learned at an early age how to work. He told stories of getting up early to milk the dairy cows, walking to school, returning home to do farm chores and school work, then milking the cows again. He first attended school in Lemonville and then in Mauriceville, where he met his wife, Eloide Linscomb. At the ages of sixteen and nineteen and without telling anyone, they slipped into Louisiana and married. Eloide died in January, 2011, just prior to their 73rd wedding anniversary. King first started working at the Wilkinson, Tillery and Dunn Mercantile store in Mauriceville in 1938. He would later work at the Orange Paper Mill and the Orange shipyards before joining the United States Army in December, 1944. He served his country overseas in France during World War II.

He was appointed the postmaster for Mauriceville in 1947 and served in that capacity for thirty years. He enjoyed being active in the community and was one of the first members of the Mauriceville Lion’s Club and an organizer for the Mauriceville Volunteer Fire Department. He served several years on the Mauriceville School Board of Trustees, was a Director for the Orange County Drainage District and a charter member of the First United Methodist Church in Mauriceville. King and Eloide liked to travel and enjoyed the fellowship they had with the FUMC “High Milers” group. He is preceded in death by his wife Eloide Dunn, a daughter, Olivia Dunn; granddaughter, Deanna Dunn; brothers, Gordon Dunn, Quincy “Buck” Dunn, Asa Dunn, Wayne Dunn, Wendell Dunn, and Weldon “Sam” Dunn; a sister, Harriet Bean and son-in-law, Garlan Perry. He is survived by six children: Nita Perry, Mauriceville; Andrew and Kathy Dunn, Orangefield; Derry and Jane Dunn, Mauriceville; Danny and Jan Dunn, Houston; Nancy and Keith Melancon, Round Rock; and Thomas and Dottie Dunn, Mauriceville. He was also known as “PaPa” to seventeen grandchildren and twenty eight great grandchildren. Serving as pallbearers will be his six oldest grandsons, Greg Perry, John Dunn, Joe Dan Dunn, Trent Marshall, Todd Dunn and Mark Dunn. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Mauriceville, P.O. Box 939, Mauriceville, Texas 77626. OBITS PAGE 10A

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Earl William Parker Bridge City Earl William Parker, 86, of Bridge City went to be with the Lord, Monday, April 30, surrounded by his family. Funeral Services will be 11 a.m. Friday, May 4, at First Baptist Church Bridge City with the Rev. Bob Boone officiating. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park in Groves. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, at First Baptist Church Bridge City.

Born in Port Arthur on July 3, 1925, Earl was the son of Thomas B. Parker and Eunice (Chardin) Parker. He was proud of serving in the U.S. Army Air Corps, where he served during World War II and the Korean War. He retired from Gulf Oil in 1986 after 32 years and was instrumental in founding the First Baptist Church Bridge City Library. Earl was a handyman, whom also enjoyed building model airplanes and woodworking. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Betty Parker; son, Joe Parker; and sister, Ellen Young. Earl is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Mary and Danny Jennings of Rosharon; sons and daughters-in-law, Tommy and Pat Parker of Bridge City and Brad and Michelle Park-

er of Groves. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Dustin Jennings, Shelley Naiser, Caitlin Parker, and Colby Parker; great-grandchildren, Isabelle Naiser and Abigail Nasier; sister and brother-in-law, Ruth and Glen Graves of Annandale, Virginia; and numerous nieces and nephews. Serving as Pallbearers will be Colby Parker, Clay Naiser, Dustin Jennings, Ronnie Richard, Clyde Bradley and Mike Tschirhart. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the First Baptist Church Library Fund, 200 W Round Bunch Road, Bridge City, Texas 77611. Arrangements were held under the direction of Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.

George Arthur Tucker, Sr. Orange George Arthur Tucker, 67, of Orange passed away April 29, in Beaumont. Funeral Services will be at 1 p.m., T h u r s d ay, May 3, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating will be Pastor John Boutte of First Christian Church in Vidor. Interment will follow at Big

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Joann Villadsen Pinehurst Joann Richard Villadsen, a resident of Pinehurst and Orange for more than 60 years went to join her husband and five of her sons in heaven Sunday morning, April 29. Visitation hours will be at Claybar Funeral Home at 504 N Fifth Street in downtown Orange on Wednesday May 2 from 4 to 8 p.m. A rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. A funeral mass will be held at St Mary’s Catholic Church at 912 W. Cherry Street in Orange at 10 a.m. on Thursday May 3. Burial will follow at St Mary’s Cemetery. She was born Joann Delta Richard in Rayne, La. on June 18, 1923, the youngest of 13 children of Martical Martial Richard and Elia Marie Martin. She was a direct descendant of Amand Richard and his wife Marie Breaux who settled in St-Gabriel d’Iberville, La. in 1767. Joann married Reno Skov “Buddy” Villadsen of Birmingham and settled in Orange in the 1940s, living in Gilmer Homes. They had 13 children before Buddy passed away from cancer in 1968, leaving 11 children at home. That family of 13 children has grown to encompass more than 80 descendants today, including spouses. Most of the family lives

Woods Cemetery. A gathering of family and friends will be from 5 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home. Mr. Tucker was born Nov. 1, 1944, in Hutchinson, Kan. to Arthur Leroy and Clara Margaret (Bush) Tucker. He served in the United States Army and later worked as a Millwright with the Local Millwright 2232. He was a member of the Golden Triangle Cajun Club, loved dancing and enjoyed hunting. Those who knew him will remember his wonderful sense of humor and love for practical jokes. Mr. Tucker was preceded in

death by his parents; brothers, Harold, Charles, Carl and James Tucker and sisters, Margaret Guillory and Betty Regier. He is survived by his son, George Tucker Jr. and wife, Kelli of DeRidder and daughter, Shannon Tucker King of Orange; four grandchildren, Shellbi, Marik and Victoria Tucker and Devin Cook. He is also survived by his sisters, Alice Siemens of Holstead Kan., Shirley Durmon and husband, Bobby of Vidor and Wanda Mosley of Orange; friend and longtime companion, Sharon Pope; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

in Southeast Texas, but some have moved to other states and as far away as Ukraine in Eastern Europe. Her Texas family and friends knew her as Joann or “Granny”, while all of her Louisiana relatives knew her only as Aunt Delta. After her husband died, Mrs. Villadsen went to work at Griffin’s Men’s Store in Orange. She also worked at The Hamlet and for the Edgar Brown family where she attended Mrs. Brown in her final days. Much of her life was centered around St Mary’s Catholic Church in Orange. All of her thirteen children attended St Mary’s School, some through four years of high school until the high school was closed. She was a volunteer with Southeast Texas Hospice during its early years. As a volunteer at St Mary’s she quietly worked in the background at events and helping around the church, visiting the sick, and sharing her love with others. After her home was destroyed by Hurricane Rita in 2005, she lived in a FEMA trailer in front of the home in Pinehurst where she raised her children. She later moved to a nice apartment at Optimist Village; when the building burned down she moved in with family. Since 2009 she lived at The Meadows nursing home in Orange. For many years Mrs. Villadsen traveled annually to visit family in Oklahoma, California, Florida, the American Northeast, Canada, and Europe. A courageous

traveler, she once traveled with ten of her children in a station wagon from Orange to Massachusetts, camping in tents along the way. She most especially enjoyed using her Cajun-French to speak with people in France, Belgium, and Québec. Throughout her life her vibrant personality created strong friendships wherever she went. Her family and those others she had touched will miss her deeply. Special thanks are sent by the family for Granny’s care at The Meadows Nursing Home. Special thanks also go out to Southeast Texas Hospice that so ably made her life more comfortable in the final months. She was there for hospice as a volunteer when they started; hospice was there for her as her life on earth ended. She was preceded in death by her husband Reno Skov Villadsen Jr. and by five of her eight sons: Reno Skov III, Maurice, Peter, Marshall, and Rodney. She was also preceded in death by her grandson Daniel Derosier. She is survived by her remaining children Telisa Derosier, Mary Ann McDaniel, Paulette Howington, and Michael Villadsen of Orange, Robert Villadsen of Beaumont, Karl Villadsen of Tulsa Okla., and Denise Scheele of Baytown and their spouses, Monica Baldwin of Houston and her sons’ widows. Mrs. Villadsen also leaves behind 27 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, and numerous relatives in Louisiana.

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Dad traveled a fast, rough and dangerous road nClay Dunn flirted with the

odds, walked on the edge on a quick rise to the top. By the time he was 27 he had been to hell and back. Lady luck rode with him.

Clay Jackson Dunn was the product of a pioneering background. His father, Allen, had come to Texas from Arkansas in a covered wagon with his mother, Sarah Jane, who apparently was a pretty tough cookie for a 26-year-old. She embarked on a 14-month journey in Texas that held many uncertainties and dangers. Her husband, Dr. Stephen James Dunn, had been killed a few months earlier in the Civil War. Sarah Jane sought a new life for her son and younger sister. Abraham Lincoln was president of the Union when the trio arrived in Texas. The territory was almost lawless with only a handful of Texas Rangers. Outlaws and raiding Indians were still prevalent. The Dunns settled around Rising Star. Sarah Jane, my great-grandmother, home-schooled the two youngsters. Allen caught and branded stray Longhorns, acquired land; and at age 26, my grandfather married 14-year-old Laura Dunn. This union produced eight children. My father, Clay, was their fourth child and second son. My grandmother was a very religious woman, who raised the children in the Methodist Church. All, a law-abiding citizen, had gained respect in the territory. Nothing in their background indicates anything other than that they were good, law-abiding, Christian folks, who raised their children accordingly. Allen instilled a good work ethic in all of his children. I mention the above to establish the foundation my father Clay, came from. Before his 15th birthday, Dad was the first of the boys to leave home. After graduating from the seventh grade, he took his diploma on the road, leaving home on a donkey. At Comanche, he got a job with the telephone company that a few years later landed him in Port Arthur. He had learned to drive while stringing wire and poles with the phone company. The Port Arthur Fire Department had obtained its first motorized equipment, the “Belle Stearns,” named in memory of Assistant Chief George Stearns’ wife. Dad was hired in 1915 to be the first driver of the first fire truck. Within a few months, he used up his saved money to purchase three cars from Linn Motor Company. He started Port Arthur’s first taxicab service. The cabs made the long dirt road hauls to Sabine Pass to pick up and deliver seamen to their ships. The cab business was thriving when Clay was called to serve in World War I. Death would soon become a daily occurrence for Clay, even before they reached the battleground. While crossing the ocean, influenza attacked their ship. Many mornings Clay woke up to find a soldier at his side dead. So many died that they soon ran out of flags to drop the bodies in the ocean and just got to throwing them overboard for burial at sea.

Dad marched every step of the way from one end of France to the other. Fighting was mostly hand-to-hand combat. Like most country boys, he was a good shooter, but he killed more of the enemy with a bayonet than he did with a rifle shot. At wars end in 1918, he returned to Port Arthur. His taxicabs had been wrecked, torn up and put out of commission. Clay started over with one cab. One day a man he called ‘Captain’ hired Dad’s cab after Captain had been told that Clay knew where all the speakeasies were. Dad drove him around all day. The man asked Clay to drive him to Beaumont to catch the train. He told Dad he didn’t want him to stop anywhere; he wanted to get to Beaumont. Wrapped in some newspapers, Captain said, was $10,000 that he was giving him. Clay found out the man had taken orders for 1,000 cases of whiskey and the man was giving Clay $10 commission on each case. The man told him he would return each month and do the same because he trusted him. With so much money at stake, he had to have someone he could really trust. Dad said that amount of money was so great it scared him. For several months, the procedure repeated. Clay now had plenty of money. He expanded the cab business and went a step further. He hired Captain Livingston in Orange to build him a ship and started importing the liquor from Nassau himself. He paid $17 per case and sold it for $125. A load of 1,000 cases was earning him $90,000 a month. Clay was off and rolling and living the good life when the Ku Klux Klan got after him. The Klan, in 1920 in Port Arthur, involved almost everyone who wasn’t Jewish, Black or Catholic. Clay’s brother, Carl, had been mistaken for him and had his stomach cut open and had carried his guts in his hands to the hospital. Clay went to the jailhouse and requested that Sheriff Walter Covington lock him up for his own protection until he could figure out his next move. Covington reluctantly locked him up, but when the Klan showed up, he let them drag Clay out of the cell. They took him out to the outskirts of town, now known as Port Acres, and tarred and feathered him and left him to die. A Catholic man had noticed a cross burning about midnight. The next morning he found Clay nearly dead. He took him home, hid him out; and he and his wife cared for him and saved his life. Up to his last day on earth, Dad couldn’t grow body hair where he was tarred. For a couple of months, the law looked for his body. When his brother, Carl, was able to leave the hospital, he returned home to Rising Star and told his parents he believed Clay had been killed. Meanwhile, Clay had gotten a message out to his folks that he was alive and hidden out. After a few weeks, Clay got word to Joe Teage, a friend who picked him up and drove him to his parents. He stayed until he was fully recovered, could walk and use his

Clay Dunn started the first cab (taxi) business in Port Arthur. He bought the three new cars from Ed Linn, who is standing on the sidewalk. Pictured are young Clay standing, and drivers Joe Tigue, Little Joe Viator and one unknown.

1915—The “Belle Stearns”—The first piece of motorized equipment in the fire department donated by Assistant Chief George Stearns in memory of his wife, Belle. Seated at right is George Stearns, driving is Clay Dunn.

arms. According to historian W.T. Block, almost everyone in law enforcement, judges and so forth, belonged to the Klan in Port Arthur in 1920. Apparently Covington was also a Klan member. Clay vowed to kill him. He just missed him once when he learned he was in Mexico on vacation, but Clay arrived too late. For the rest of his life, Covington kept a law enforcement job so he could tote a pistol. He was convinced Clay would kill him if he got the chance. An ironic story involved me in something that I wasn’t aware of. Walter Covington had a job as a jailer for the Port Arthur Police Department. It was located across the street from Mrs. Shuggart’s Boarding House. Covington ate lunch there every weekday. I had moved into the rooming house while I operated the pony ride at Pleasure Island. Harry Waddell,

who just recently passed away, and I roomed together. Everyday I had lunch with Covington and the other residents. I didn’t know him. He didn’t know me. When he found out who I was, he never ate at Mrs. Shuggart’s again. A policeman friend later told me that Covington believed I had been planted there to kill him. Clay hated anyone who hid behind a mask. He called them “gutless son’s-of-bitches.” In August of 1922, the Orange oilfield boom hit big time with the discovery of the Oscar Chesson Wonder Well. Most of the Klan members disbanded after tar and feathering a doctor in Beaumont, a move that brought in the Texas Rangers. Clay, who had parlayed his seventh-grade diploma into a bachelor’s degree in the school of hard knocks, returned to the area and set up shop at Orangefield and embarked on a path that would earn him a master’s degree from the same school.


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Plastic boxes bulging with topwater lures, jerk baits, crankbaits, swim baits and spinner baits were scattered all over the front deck of my boat by the time I finally spotted the white Daley’s sack wedged between another box of spoons and Hoginars. The small sack contained the Tony’s clips I was searching far as well as three more jerk baits in some untested color that I couldn’t do without. Jay Melancon, one of my clients for the day, shook his head in disbelief as I struggled to fit all the boxes back into the front locker.“I had this same problem when I was bass fishing every weekend,” he shouted over the roar of a stiff south wind, “but I never thought it would plague saltwater fishermen as well!” The unplanned inventorying did not include the boxes of jig heads and terminal tackle, thirty pounds of plastic tails and nine rods also on board. Admittedly, part of the excess is due to the fact that I have to carry tackle for four people, but the bigger issue lies in the fact that bay fishermen now take a far more diversified approach in pursuit of their favorite fish than they did even ten years ago. While converted bass fishermen have influenced bay fishermen by duping their trout and redfish with traditional bass lures like the spinner bait and the entire gamut of lipped crankbaits, veteran salts had already discovered the effectiveness of topwater lures and lipless crankbaits long ago. Lipped crankbaits and swim baits, however, are relatively new to the saltwater scene. COLBURN: FISHING PAGE 3B

LCM Bear pitcher James Swan. RECORD PHOTO: Mark Dunn

Bridge City Cardinal pitcher Hayden Guidry delivers a pitch against the Orangefield Bobcats. RECORD PHOTO: Larry Trimm


Friday with Alex Blem and Dylan Young on the mound. Scoring fro LCM was Alex Garcia and James Swan. Garcia had two hits, and a RBI. Swan was 1-for-2 at the plate. The win secured the second place spot in Dist. 20-4A behind undefeated Port Neches-Groves as the Bears move up to the bi-district round on the road to Austin. In their way is Crosby, the third place team from Dist. 19-4A. The Cougars are 12-11-2 overall and 10-4 in district. The Bridge City Cardinals (202-1, 10-0) will enter the Class-3A state baseball championships next week in the area round after securing a bye in the first round


The Little Cypress-Mauriceville Battlin’ Bears head into the Region III Class 4A state baseball playoffs in a best-of-three series against the Crosby Cougars. Game One of the bi-district round is scheduled at Don Gibbens Field at LCM on Thursday. The series will resume on Friday at Barber’s Hill High School at 7 p.m. Game three, if needed, will be held Saturday at 3 p.m. same location. The Bears (22-8, 10-4) shut out the Nederland Bulldogs 2-0 on

of the playoffs. On Tuesday night Bridge City took a road trip to Baseball USA in Houston for a warm-up game defeating Dist. 28-3A first place team Cuero, 3-2. Zack Smith got the win on the hill. On Thursday the Cardinals take on Dist. 18 champion LufkinHudson for another warm-up game in Jasper. Bridge City will take on the winner of the first round match up between Sealy and Rockdale which will be a best of three series played at A&M Consolidated later this week. Sealy comes in as the runner up in District 24 with a 14-8 overall record while going 9-3 in league play. Rockdale

comes into the first round series with a sub .500 record in district at 4-6 and 17-11 for the season. Last Friday Big Red finished up their district season with a win on Senior Night over Orangefield and now must the wait to see who they will face in the playoffs. In the game against Orangefield the eight Bridge City seniors all had a hand in the victory over the Bobcats as they played their last home game in front of the appreciative Cardinal fans. BC scored three runs in each of the first two innings and coasted to a 10-3 victory bringing their record to an imHOMETOWN PAGE 2B


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Lady Bears remain strong in playoffs David Ball For The Record

The Little Cypress-Mauriceville Lady Bears are still alive in the softball playoffs. The Lady Bears beat Baytown Lee 9-3 in the bi-district round on April 27 at Memorial High School in Port Arthur. They will face the Brenham Cubettes in a best-of-three Class 4-A Region III playoff at 7 p.m. on Thursday at DeKaney High School in Spring. Unfortunately for the Bridge City Lady Cardinals, they lost two games to the LIberty Lady Panthers and were out on Monday at West Brook High School in Beaumont. Also, the Orangefield Lady Bobcats were swept Monday by losing game two to the Splendora Lady Wildcats at Splendora High School, knocking the Lady Bobcats out.

Bridge City Cardinal Mitchell Hubbard is greeted by teammates on his return trip around the bases on a 3 -run homerun on Senior Night againt the Orangefield Bobcats. The Bobcats and Cardinals both head into the playoffs with Orangefield starting Thursday. RECORD PHOTO: Larry Trimm

Hometown baseball: Three teams in playoffs

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pressive 20-2-1 so far. Mitchell Hubbard again led the offense with another jaw dropping three run home run to left center, his third of the year. Hubbard finishes district leading the Cardinals in RBI’s with 15 and 13 runs scored. While Hubbard led the Cardinal offense it was Junior Hayden Guidry who took charge on the mound. Guidry carved up the Bobcats with eight strikeouts and one walk in five innings of work while only allowing one hit in a very impressive outing. The BC pitching staff has compiled a microscopic 1.23 ERA for the entire season and 0.42 for district which is almost unheard of. Bridge City will certainly be loaded and comfortable with any playoff

game combinations, one game or three game series. The Cardinals also finish up their district campaign allowing only seven runs while scoring 79. Now that all the playoff spots have been locked up and the bracket is finalized it can easily be said that the Cardinals have a tough task ahead of them if they expect to be playing for a title in Austin. The bottom half of the Region III bracket is about as stacked as it gets with two of the top three teams in the state with Bridge City and Robinson. If all the pre-season predictions come true these two may meet again down the road in a re-match of last years Regional Semi Finals. Until then the Cardinals will look no farther than their first opponent

and hope this years playoff run will be a long one. Also representing Orange County in the state baseball playoffs is the Orangefield Bobcats (10-14, 5-5). The ‘Cats under first year head coach Todd Trawhon will take on Dist. 22-3A runner-up HuffmanHargrave (14-7, 8-2) in a best-of-three series starting Thursday in Orangefield at 7 p.m. Game Two will be Friday at Hargrave High School. Game Three, if necessary will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Hargrave. The Record encourages our readers to head out to the ball parks and supports our three Orange County teams as they make a run for the 2012 state baseball championships.

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Colburn: Sabine Lake fishing

Redfish and trout on Sabine Lake are tearing up crankbaits. RECORD PHOTO: Capt. Dickie Colburn

I am convinced that both are effective tools as they have produced both trout and redfish on days when nothing else would and that is particularly important in my business. I have also found both the color and size of the crankbait to be critical depending on the conditions, thus the reason for carrying so many on board. Aside from the fact that both trout and redfish like to eat them, the upside lies in the fact that unlike a tail fished on a jig

head, you lose very few to rocks or submerged structure. Simply quit retrieving the lure momentarily when the lip contacts an immovable object and it will float free. The downside is that the lip is the reason the lure will dive to a designated depth when steadily retrieved and it won’t catch many fish resting on the surface. If working at catching fish is not your idea of an enjoyable day on the water, however, spend your money on more plas-

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tic tails and forget about fishing a crankbait. The size of the lip determines the depth it will dive to, but it won’t achieve those depths without a lot of cranking! The larger and longer the bill, the deeper the lure will dive.I fish smaller crankbaits that dive only 3 to 5 feet like the River 2 Sea Cranky M65 or Swimming Image most of the time as they are deadly on the bayous and shallow flats lining the ICW and river. They can be equally productive fished around the rocks at the jetties or revetment walls, but a deeper diving lure is more efficient when the fish are holding deeper. Depth control is also much easier to achieve with monofilament or fluorocarbon line than braid. I use braid when fishing everything but topwaters and crankbaits for two reasons. Monofilament, I use 12-pound test with a 20 pound shock leader, sinks making it easier to crank your bait down and it is far more forgiving on the hook set. Unlike braid, mono stretches thus giving fish a split second longer to inhale the lure rather than having it jerked away from them. I use the same Laguna Lt. Texas Wader II rod that I fish most of my hard baits like Corkies and MirrOlures with to fish the shallow running crankbaits. The only difference being that the reel is spooled with mono. Fishing the larger deeper diving lures, however, is much easier done with a stiffer seven foot fast action rod. The decision to add crankbaits to your arsenal is dependent on how seriously you take all of this fish catching stuff as most everything in your tackle box will work at one time or another. It’s the inconsistency associated with the “one time or another” factor, however, that keeps most of us searching for any edge. Unfortunately, due to press time each week, the results of the weekly river tournaments are exactly one week old before the results reach you, but better late than never. Melvin Edwards and Kevin Blanchard bested 27 other teams with a single keeper bass weighing 1.80-pounds last Tuesday. Brent Kemp and Josh Ridgeway took second place with a 1.70-pound fish that they caught fishing around the ramp after having motor problems. Glenn Emmons took third with a 1.46 pound bass and the team of Simon and Vaughn took home the redfish pot. The bass fishing is slowly improving on the river, but exceptionally high tides and dirty water have made it pretty tough of late.


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Orance County Relay for Life to be held this weekend

The North Early Learning Center Pink Ladies at the 2010 Relay for Life. The team stands with a banner honoring the memory of campus Principal Sheila Perry.

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Successful Summer fishing

probably see the lions share of good trout for a while, that pre-dawn topwater bite is about as fine as it gets. Working the rocks with a topwater plug is one of the most unpredictable and exciting methods of fishing there is because you just don’t know what kind of creature is going to inhale that plug. Everything in that part of the world pulls hard and strikes violently, big trout, bull reds, jacks, and even a tarpon or two will show up and run away with all your line and your favorite plug. I have no idea why but it just seems like those fish that hang around the jetties pull harder, we always say the trout are wired up 440 as they just go ballistic when you hook one. That jetty pattern is a favorite of many local anglers and I can’t say as I blame them either, it seems like you always come back from there UZZLE PAGE 7B

Lighter summer winds will enable many different patterns for Sabine fishermen.


One look at the thermometer says it all; summer is here and will be here for a while. Those cool crisp mornings that were so common during the spring are all but a memory now, sweating like a family of rats in a wool sock before 7 a.m. is something we will get accustomed to for the next several months. All those prayers for the wind to stop blowing will soon be answered and the fishing congregation will be begging for a breath as the summer heats up and Texas Gulf coast fishing gets hot as well. The month of April and the first part of May were down right tough for us on Sabine and Calcasieu, the winds that were so noticeably absent earlier in the year acted like a bad house guest who came for a visit and decided to stay a while. Besides cursing the wind we also got a big dose of rain and run off from both the Sabine and Neches rivers. The visibility and clarity went from the penthouse to the outhouse in the span of a few days and it has taken some time to recover from that blow. Hopefully the much more consistent weather patterns of the summer will soon usher in some of the best fishing of the year. We look forward to the calm mornings and the ability to fish much more water in a variety of different ways. The open lake will soon be accessible and much more fisherman friendly as the wind socks and flags begin to lay limp. The big schools of shad that inhabit the fertile waters of Sabine will much

easier to spot when the waves aren’t breaking over your bow and the water doesn’t look like a stale Yoo-Hoo. Being able to cover more ground is the key and those who venture a little farther into the wide open spaces of the lake will be rewarded with some outstanding fishing and much lighter angler pressure. I’m not real sure about the phenomenon or the “magnetic” pull that the shoreline has but for some reason most anglers rarely ever get any farther off the bank than maybe a half mile. There is a big part of Sabine that sees very little pressure, it’s like it doesn’t even exist. I have made the analogy for years in seminars that when we were kids all we could think about was being able to cast as far away from the bank as possible because we knew all the fish were out there. Years later we grow up and buy a fancy high dollar boat and what do we do, we go back and cast to the same bank where we stood when we were kids. I can’t figure it out. Now don’t get me wrong, there are all kinds of patterns and methods to catch fish and they can be caught in a variety of different places and depths. All I’m saying is be open to a different approach because you never know what you are missing. These next two months will be prime for chasing redfish and the big schools that will still be together. The morning temperatures will encourage some really active feeding and the fish will almost readily show themselves as they pay no attention to anything but their next meal. The early bites will be aggressive and then taper off until good tide changes trigger them to feed. The early bird fishermen who enjoy the jetties will

their battle with the disease, and fundraise to find a cure. It will be held at Bridge City High School’s Larry Ward Stadium from 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 4 to 6:30 a.m. Saturday, May 5. While the May 4 Relay for Life will be Orange County’s 13th; it will be the Pink Ladies’ fifth. Becky Cooper and Maggie Pachuca captain this year’s Pink Ladies team. The team formed when former co-worker Alisa Huckaby was diagnosed with thyroid cancer. “The North Early Learning Center staff discovered many had lost family or friends to cancer,” Cooper said. All of the teams – schools, businesses, families, churches, or other --- form to support or honor Orange County cancer patients and/or to ultimately find a cure for cancer.

This year’s Orange County Relay event will feature the theme “Relay for Life Goes Hollywood.” The 500+ participants may see movie stars, red carpets, and like during the all-night event. While the North Early Learning Center Pink Ladies begin organizing in the fall, their favorite aspect of participating is helping others and participating in the actual Relay. Survivors will open the Relay at 6:45 p.m. with a Survivor’s lap. Then, the relay will open to caregivers, and teams. Various entertaining activities are held throughout the night. They include cake walks, a silent auction, box races, crazy laps, a hula hoop contest, line dancing, and other games. The Relay for Life will hold a Luminary Ceremony at 10 p.m. This candlelight program remembers individuals who have

lost their battle with cancer and honors those who are fighting and/or have survived. This year’s Luminary event will also honor the memory of Carol Ward, a member of the Orange County Relay for Life Committee since 2000. The community is welcome to attend and support Relay participants from 6:30 p.m. – 12 a.m. Only Relay team members will be allowed on-site past midnight. Last year, Orange County Relay for Life teams raised more than $232,539; while, 151 cancer survivors attended the event. Collectively, Orange County Relay events, over the past 12 years, have raised more than $1 million. Shari Lyons is the chairman of this year’s event. Robert Davidson is the co-chair.

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Nina and Pinta come to area waters Mike Louviere For The Record John Patrick Sarsfield is a student of maritime history with a background in engineering. In 1988 he began construction on one of the most unique floating maritime museums in the world. He contracted to have built the first historically correct replica of a 15th Century Caravel. The ship was to be the replica of Christopher Columbus’ ship Nina. Sarsfield discovered a group of master shipbuilders in Bahia, Brazil who still used design and construction techniques that dated back to the 15th Century. In a shipyard in Valencia, Brazil, using adzes, axes, handsaws, and chisels the shipbuilders began constructing the Nina using hardwoods from the local forests. John Nance, a British maritime historian and the main researcher for the project, produced a sail plan for the ship. The

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sail plan represents the Nina as it would have appeared during the eight recorded busiest years following its departure from the Canary Islands in September 1492. After the three years taken to build the Nina, it sailed from Salvador, Brazil with a crew of 11 to Punta Arenas, Costa Rica, where it was filmed in the movie production of “1492”. It sailed to over 800 ports in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, the Great Lakes and the Midwestern river systems. As unlikely as it may seem the two ships have been to Fort Smith, Ark. and several other sites far inland from the original ships ports of call in the Americas. In 2004, the replica Pinta used the same shipbuilders and the same tool and was built to accompany the Nina on its Western Nina (foreground) and Pinta at Lake Charles Hemisphere tours. The two ships are currently docked at the civic center in Lake Charles. In addition to the general public’s interest there have also been a number of school children taking group tours and gaining knowledge from the all volunteer crew about life aboard the small ships. The ships are, after all museums. The crew members guiding the tours are very knowledgeable about not only Columbus and his voyages, but about life aboard the ships and what it took to keep them sailing. The Nina is 65 feet long with an 18 foot beam, or width. The Pinta is slightly longer at 85 feet in length with a 24 foot beam. Both ships have a seven foot draft, which makes it possible to sail up many rivers. The paint scheme of the ships is a flat black color, for every- Nina and Pinta under sail thing above the waterline. From the main deck to the rigging the ships are faithful to in age from their 20s up into their 50s. In spite of living in such their original design. The decks are sparse with hundreds of feet close quarters there are not that many clashes of temperament. “We have no tolerance for misbehavior. If for example, there is of ropes of various sizes coiled neatly or run through blocks and a fistfight between crewmembers, they are both off of the ship. pulleys going into the masts above the decks. The steering is with a wooden rudder that sweeps the sea. The Fraternization beyond friendship and couples’ relationships are steering is faithful to original design and has no power assis- also not allowed,” said Sanger. “We seldom have any trouble. It is tance; it is totally manual, no matter the condition of whatever possible to form some good lasting friendships among the crewmembers who have served on these ships.” rough seas may be encountered. When in port, the crews are given a night or two in local hoWhenever possible both ships sail under wind power. Crew members have to be able to rig the sails and climb into the rig- tels. This gives them time to sleep in a real bed and to have access ging the same way the 15th Century sailors did. To comply with to laundry facilities. They also have the opportunity to shower maritime regulations and for safety, both ships have small diesel for as long as they like, as opposed to the water conservation that is necessary aboard ship. powered engines. The ships will be in Lake Charles until May 8, when they “We sail offshore, under sail, as much as possible. There are times when we go into the Intracoastal Canal, or other water- will set sail for their next port, Richmond, Va. At their cruising ways, but we like to be “at sea” when we are “at sea,” said Martin speed of seven to eight knots, it will take them 14 days to make the voyage. The ships do not really have a home port. They sail Sanger, captain of both ships. Below decks are the crew’s quarters with slight amenities, such year round, staying in warmer waters in the winter and making as air conditioners and small kitchen appliances. The sleeping northern ports in the summer. The maintenance and repairs are arrangements are spartan with only curtains for privacy. The done in a shipyard in Alabama. “We understand there is a river front project underway in Orsame holds true for the restroom— there is only a curtain to close off the small space about the size of an airplane restroom. ange. We hope to add Orange to our list of ports of call in two There are six volunteer crew members on each ship, ranging years and visit there,” said Sanger.

WOS Athletic Banquet set for May 16 The West Orange-Stark High School Athletic Banquet, which is catered by Moncla’s, will be at 6:30pm Wednesday, May 16 at the West Orange-Stark High School Cafeteria. Male and female athletes from the current school year 2011-2012 will be honored. Each athlete will receive one free ticket. Parents and other family members may purchase tickets for $7 at the West Orange-Stark Athletic Office by May 10. For more information please contact the Athletic Department at 882-5530.


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with at least a great story and most of the time with some good fish. Besides being able to look forward to some much better weather for fishing many younger anglers will be looking forward to school being out. Graduation invitations in the mail signify the end of the school year is near and that summer vacation is just around the corner. I thoroughly enjoy it when clients bring their kids; some of my most memorable trips have been of the family variety. For whatever reason it seems like when you bring kids on the boat you get a whole new perspective about many different things. Fishing with kids tends to help me get grounded; help me understand just what is re-

ally important. Some of the absolute best conversations I have ever had with my son happened when we were fishing together. It doesn’t really matter what your fishing for or how you go about it, having a kid fishing with you is a treat. Take a break sometime and change up your technique, soak some dead shrimp on the bottom and take the

time to talk to your kids. The topics of conversations will amaze you and the memories will last a lifetime as well. One last thing to remember when it comes to taking kids fishing, make sure it’s fun. Don’t expect their attention span to be the same as yours, cater the trip to them. Remember that they may not be as excited about the trip as you are; the goal is to make them want to keep coming back. If they want to go look at things

or fish a while and then play a while let them. Bring plenty of good things to eat and remember it’s all about them. The summer months will provide anglers of all different skill levels an opportunity to succeed. There will also be plenty of different methods to choose from and places to use them. Some of the best fishing of the year is upon us and I hope each of you take advantage of every chance you get to enjoy the time on the water.


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The Stark Museum of Art will host a free teacher workshop on Native American cultures from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Tuesday, June 19 at the education center, 812 Green Avenue, and in the galleries of the museum at 712 Green Avenue in Orange. The workshop is entitled Katsinas and More: Native American Cultures in the Classroom, taught by author and consultant Susan Secakuku. Secakuku will discuss ways of integrating information on Native American cultures into the curriculum in social studies, language arts and fine arts courses. Space is limited for this workshop and a completed application is required to participate. Applications are available for download from www. or may be picked up in person at the museum’s information desk during open hours. Applications are due by June 12, 2012. Best known as the author of the popular children’s book “Meet Mindy: A Native Girl of the Southwest,” Susan Secakuku also is an independent consultant on Hopi cultural issues and development of cultural tourism initiatives. Secakuku grew up on the Hopi Reservation and is a member of the Hopi Butterfly Clan. She received her B.S. from Arizona State University and her M.A. in Museum Studies from George Washington University. For six years she worked at the

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Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C. Secakuku is a curator of Katsinas in Hopi Life, an exhibition of over 180 katsina dolls at the Autry National Center, Los Angeles, Calif. Using as an example the Hopi people, Secakuku will address the topic of how learning about values of Native Americans can provide students with a better understanding of history and present-day life of native peoples of North America. Participants will have an opportunity to practice the knowledge they have acquired during the workshop and to develop ideas for lesson plans. “We are delighted to offer teachers an opportunity to spend time with such recognized authority on Native American cultural issues as Ms. Secakuku. She has firsthand experience in developing and consulting on projects in Native culture, language and history, having worked at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American Indian and having been involved in a number of projects on Hopi culture. Workshop participants will have an exciting day at the Stark Museum of Art filled with learning, educational activities and exploration of the Museum’s new Native American gallery,” said Elena Ivanova, Stark Museum of Art Chief Educator. This workshop is aligned with TEKS and will provide teachers with invaluable insights into teaching Native American cultures to students of different ages. Teachers at all levels are welcome to participate and lunch will be provided. Six (6) CPE hours in the areas of English language arts, social studies and fine arts will be awarded for this workshop. Gifted and Talented (G/T) CPE hours may be approved by select school districts. To see if a district has approved this workshop for G/T credit hours, contact Chief Educator, Elena Ivanova by calling 409886-ARTS (2787) or emailing

WOS Athletic Banquet set for May 16 The West Orange-Stark High School Athletic Banquet, which is catered by Moncla’s, will be at 6:30pm Wednesday, May 16 at the West OrangeStark High School Cafeteria. Male and female athletes from the current school year 2011-2012 will be honored. Each athlete will receive one free ticket. Parents and other family members may purchase tickets for $7 at the West Orange-Stark Athletic Office by May 10. For more information please contact the Athletic Department at 882-5530.

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Misconceptions About Christians: Part III Evan Dolive For The Record For the past two weeks I have been writing about misconceptions about Christians. So far I have discussed the misconception that being a Christian one must read the Bible literally and that being a Christian means you have to go to “church.” Today we will look at another misconception. Misconception #3- TV ministers/evangelists are representative of all of Christianity. One of the most popular and widely known Christian based television channels is the Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN). TBN was launched in 1973 has been expanding to other countries, bringing the people the message of Jesus Christ. I am not against this by any means but some of the people broadcasting on TBN have nothing in common with me (and many other Christians) theologically. Yes, there are times when I agree with something T.D. Jakes or Joel Osteen says but more often than not I disagree with them. The problem that I see with most of the TV ministers and evangelists is that their messages are from the same theological mold and construct. TBN and other Christian stations make it a point to only promote their brand of theology, their view of God, their view of Christ and their view of God’s interaction in the world. The problem arises when people who are not of the Christian faith or disenfranchised with the church think this is the only way to view God. There are millions of people who enjoy and get something out of watching the programming on TBN and there are just as many people who would want it to go away. By TBN promoting their theology as the theology of all Christians in the entire world, it greatly restricts the church and Christianity. This lim-

its the movement of God in a person’s life; this limits the spirit to move and to intercede. This makes Christianity one-sided and monochromatic. TBN promotes a Christianity that is ‘their way or the highway.’ They seemed to have figured out Christianity. One time I was speaking with a woman and the topic of me being a minister came up. She began to tell me her entire faith journey and then she told me something that I would never forget. She told me that she was raised in the church and had raised her children in the church; she was a devoted and committed Christian. She told me that she felt she had been ‘misinterpreting’ the Bible because it was not the way Jimmy Swaggart preached and proclaimed the gospel. This got me thinking, was she truly believing “bad theology” until Jimmy Swaggart came along? Just because Jimmy said it and promoted it, that made it the “gospel truth?” This my friends is the power of the TV minister. This is the power of Christian television. When a news organization like Fox News or CNN want the “Christian response” to a major event who do they generally ask? Answer: the late Jerry Falwell, Pat Robertson or Joel Osteen. While they speak for some people, they don’t speak for me and many other Christians. No one person or persons speaks for all of Christianity. Why can’t there be a Christian station that was “fair and balanced,” a station that showed all view points of Christianity, a station that started conversations about faith instead of ending them? This might be a dream that might never come into fruition, but it is something to strive for. Next week I will continue my series on the misconceptions about Christians; I welcome your feedback. Rev. Evan M. Dolive is an ordained minister in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). He currently serves as Associate Minister at First Christian Church (DOC) in Orange. Rev. Dolive can be reached via email at or online at

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The Stark Museum of Art will offer nine weeks of free art classes this summer for children entering grades 1-12 through their summer ArtQuest program. Registration is currently open and classes fill up quickly. Families are encouraged to send in completed applications as soon as possible. Students entering grades 1-5 will learn about the paintings and sculptures at the museum and gain hands-on experience creating art. Students entering grades 6-12 will take on the role of a detective and apply their skills of observation and deduction to art in the galleries. Each class will be assisted by docents for a hands-on learning experience. Amelia Wiggins, Educator for Public Programs, will be principal teacher for ArtQuest classes for grades 1-5, and Elena Ivanova, Chief Educator, will be principal teacher for grades 6-12. Advance application is required. Classes will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis, with a maximum of 20 children per class. Applications are currently available for download from the Stark Museum of Art website, or may be picked-up in person at the museum’s information desk during open hours. Completed applications are due no later than June 4.  The Summer ArtQuest class schedule is as follows: Art Detectives                 June 12, 13, 14 (For students entering grades 6-8) 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Join a team of detectives looking for clues in paintings and sculptures in order to solve the mystery.  Create a Mystery Scavenger Hunt for your friends and practice your art-making skills. Passion for Paint June 26, 27, 28 (For students entering grades 3-5) 9:00 a.m. - noon Join us as we brush, smear, comb, blow, spray, dot, and drip paint into multi-colored masterpieces. We will study paintings in the galleries, mix the colors of the rainbow, and create our own painted pictures. Museum Connection July 10, 11, 12 (For students entering grades 9-12) 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. What is the coolest place in town? Find out what makes the Stark Museum so special and why it has to stay cool year round. This is an opportunity to learn about museum professions and to express yourself through speaking, writing and art-making. Printmaking Power July 17, 18, 19 (For students entering grades 1-2) 9:00 a.m. - noon This week is all about prints! We will make our own stamps, roll ink, print multiple pictures, and go home with stacks of art! We’ll learn about print processes at the museum and get messy trying our own! Coil, Cast and Carve August 7, 8, 9 (For students entering grades 3-5) 9:00 a.m. - noon Create sculptures by coiling clay, casting plaster, and carving! We will look at bronze, marble, wood, and ceramic art in the museum. Then we will create our own three-dimensional masterpieces. Thirst for 3-D          August 14, 15, 16 (For students entering grades 1-2) 9:00 a.m. - noon Explore art in three dimensions at the museum, and create your own multimedia sculptures to take home. We will explore fibers, clay, plaster, and foam in this 3-D art making class.

Amelia Wiggins, Educator for Public Programs at Stark Museum of Art, encourages local families to sign up for summer classes soon. “We are very excited to offer extra-curricular art programs for children once again this summer. Classes fill quickly, so we encourage families to apply as soon as possible by filling out the application form that is available for download online at,” says Wiggins.


BRIEFS BC/OF Ministerial Alliance to host National Day of Prayer The Bridge City/Orangefield Ministerial Alliance will host the 61st National Day of Prayer from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, on May 3, at the Bridge City courtroom at 260 Rachel. The public and all faiths are invited by the alliance to attend. National Day of Prayer calls on all people of different faiths to pray for the nation and its leaders, our military, city and county leaders and educators of children.  In 1775, the Continental Congress set aside a time for prayer in our forming nation. On April 17, 1952, President Harry Truman signed a bill proclaiming the National Day of Prayer into law in the United States.  In 1988, President Ronald Reagan amended the law making the first Thursday in May as National Day of Prayer.  It is designated as a day on which the people of all faiths in the United States turn to God in prayer and meditation at churches, in groups, and as individuals, according to a press release.    This year’s theme, “One Nation Under God,” is based on Psalm 33:12 which states “Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.”  As American troops remain in harm’s way, the economy wavers and elections are upcoming, the alliance state they are honored to gather together to pray for the country.

Cowboy Church to host Bulls & Barrels Cowboy Church of Orange County will be hosting “Bulls & Barrels” on Saturday May 5. Events begin at 8 p.m., which include senior bull riding, junior bull riding, mutton bustin’, open barrels, senior barrels, junior barrels and peewee barrels. Jackpot payout. Added money to open barrels and senior bull riding. Books open Wednesday May 2 for Bull Riding and Mutton Bustin’, 6-9 p.m. 409-698-6165. Admission is $5, 3 years and under free. Current negative coggins and signed release required.

Local churches to collect food for needy Change the World Day is May 19. This is a day where United Methodist Churches all over the nation pull together for local, national and global mission work. The Southeast District of United Methodist Churches are partnering with Southeast Texas Food Bank to collect 15 tons of food. Those wishing to donate can drop off their non-perishable food items at any local United Methodist or Methodist church from now until May 18. For more information on how to get involved please email

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

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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!

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

Harvest Chapel 1305 Irving Street, Orange 409-882-0862 Ruth Logan Burch, Pastor Sun. Morning 10 & 11 a.m. Evening Service 6 p.m. Wednesday Service 6 p.m. Gospel Singing first Friday of the each month.

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

Maranatha Christian Center 7879 Hwy. 87 N Music: Sherry Dartez Pastor Daniel Ray KOGT Broadcast 8:30 a.m. Sunday Morning 10:30 a.m. Sunday Evening 6:00 p.m. Wednesday 7:00 p.m.

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FIELD WORKERS 5 temporary positions; approx 9 months; Duties: to operate farm equipment; planting of sugarcane by hand, farm, field and shed sanitation duties; operation and performing minor repairs and maintenance of farm vehicles and equipment. Able to work in hot, humid weather, bending or stooping to reach ground level crops and able to stand on feet for long periods of time. Once hired, workers may be required to take a random drug test at no cost to the worker. Testing positive or failure to comply may result in immediate termination. $9.30 per hour; Job to begin on 7/1/12 through 4/1/13. 3 months experience required in job offered. .All work tools provided. Housing and transportation provided to workers who can not reasonably return to their permanent residence at the end of the work day; subsistence expenses to worksite will be provided by employer upon completion of 50% of work contract or earlier if appropriate; ¾ guaranteed of contract. Employment offered by Wilson Terry Farms located in Franklin, LA. Qualified applicants may call employer for interview at 337-923-4823 or call their nearest SWA office at 409-8398045 using job #415547.

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Notice is hereby given that original Letters Administration for the Estate of NORMA J. BROUSSARD, Deceased, were issued on April 19, 2012, in Cause No. P16109, pending in the County Court at Law of Orange County, Texas, to: Katherine Broussard Barner.

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Notice is hereby given that original Letters Testamentary Enlarged for the Estatefor proofing. of JO ANN VAN PELT, Actual size: 1 col. x 4.5" Deceased, were issued on April 24, 2012 in Cause No. P16132 pending in published the To be in County Court at Law of The Record Newspapers Orange County, Texas, to: RAYMOND W. VAN PELT. 02/29/12 The residence of such Executor is Jefferson County, Texas. The Post Office address is:

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The Record • Week of Wednesday, May 2, 2012 • 11B APARTMENTS

areas, we are close to all area refineries! Covered parking, washer/dryer connections are provided. We supply your City of Bridge City water, trash & sewer! Please call today and ask about our move-in special! Call to make an appointment for your personal tour! 409-735-8803.

MAGNOLIA TRACE APTS. in Bridge City. Very nice and updated We are located in a quiet neighborhood, but walking distance to major stores, 2/1 with laundry room in Apt., $650 upstairs, $675 downstairs, $500 dep. Call (409) 886-1737, and THE VILLAGE APARTMENTS, leave message. (5/16) is now leasing 1 bedroom /1 THE VILLAS AT COW Bayou bath apartments. the office is located at 3650 Fish Hook in located at 245 Tenny Street, Bridge City, now has 1&2 bed- and is open from 9am to 5pm room openings! Enjoy comfort- (after hour showings are available living in a quiet, secluded able by appointments). These surrounding. Located in the units are tucked away on a quiet Bridge City School District with dead-end street in the heart of convenient access to Orange, Bridge City Rental rates start Port Arthur and Mid-County at $450 - $575, water / sewer

GARAGE SALES FRI. & SAT, 13329 N HWY 62, MVILLE. Estate/Garage sale 7 til ... gas clothes dryer, 2x & 3x men’s clothing, collectibles, misc. NEW ITEMS ADDED! FRI. & SAT., 2877 OLLIA RD., OF, off Hwy 105 by Paulwood Add., Huge Multi-Family Sale, 7 till ? Los of kid’s clothes, toys, boy’s and girl’s furniture, women’s clothes, lots of household items, Way too Much More to List! FRI. & SAT., 1013 LeBLANC ST., BC/OF, off Hwy 408, No Early Birds, 8 till 3. Baby clothes, misc. baby items, some small furniture, knick-knacks, lots of misc. SAT.? (no day listed), #65 PARKLAND, BC, No Early Birds, 8 till ? Boy’s Hollister clothes, girl’s clothes, tools, black leather headboard, Way Too Much More to List! SAT., 9679 FM 105, OF, across from Dollar General, 7 till 3. Children’s toys, housewares, lots of misc. SAT., 157 RIDGEWOOD, BC, 8 till ? 16’ Skeeter Bass boat w/ trailer & 70 hp Yamaha motor, 1 yr. old Maytag washer & dryer, patio chair cusions, home decor, dishes & kitchen items, 4 wheeler helmet, play station & games, misc. SAT., 23 EAST HARDING CIR., ORANGE, Pinehurst area, 8 till ? Wicker chairs, end tables, oak desk w/ hutch, figurines, lamps, picture frames, teapots, Much Much more!

/ trash included in the monthly 697-2552 rent, deposits vary. Stop by and take a look! Call the office at HOME SALES (409) 735-7696 for further infor- 4/2/2 IN LCMISD, 1717 mation. Greenbriar ave., screened in patio, corner lot, $95,000, (409) HOME RENTALS 883-8389. 3/2/2 IN BRIDGE CITY, fenced back yard, CA/H, stove & dishwasher, No Pets, $950 monthly + $1,200 dep, first & last month + dep to move in, (409) 7450838.

3/2 PORT ARTHUR HOME, 2,200 sq. ft., formal living & dining rooms, utility rm., kitchen has 10’ breakfast bar, bonus room off kitchen, lots of storage, security system, home sits on a 100’ x 300’ lot, fenced LG. BC 3/2, CA/H, 820 Dugas, back yard, No Owner Finance, lots of extras, $750 monthly + $75,000, call (409) 720-9463 for $750 dep., No Pets, call for an more info. appointment at (409) 474-1518 or 474-2252. REMODELED 3/1.5/1 for only $93,900! This home qualifies BRIDGE CITY 3/1/2, very nice for a USDA LOAN w/ ZERO home, partial brick exterior, spa- DOWN PAYMENT! New ac/ cious living room, clean and heat system and all new duct neat, No Indoor Pets, fenced work. Foundation repaired with yard, available 4/1/12, $950 transferable Lifetime Warranty! monthly + $950 dep., (409) 735- Granite counters in kitchen 3369. (5/23) and baths! Neutral colors, simply beautiful in quiet neighMOBILE HOME RENTALS borhood with fenced yard in BC AREA , as little as $30 daily BCISD. The best buy in town for rooms, M.H.’s by day or with $3,000 CASH TO BUYER week, starting at $30 a day or AT CLOSING! Call REGENCY weekly, 735-8801 or 734-7771. Real Estate Pros at 409-724(cctfn) MOVE(6683) for more information. LARGE 2 BEDROOM IN BC, A/C, all appliances, covered 3/1/2CP IN WEST ORANGE, patio, $520 monthly + dep. & 2729 Dowling St., 1 block from utilities, (409) 697-2552. school, Lg. kitchen, Lg utility room, porch off back, 12’ x 16’ 16’ x 80’ 3/2 & 2/1 IN OFISD, work shop building in rear, (409) 1 block from schools, Large lot, 738-2412. (5/3) W./D hookups, No Pets, $650 & $400 monthly + dep., (409) 720- 1421 ELIZABETH STONE 8699 or 735-6701. (5/9) DRIVE. Tile and neutral colors throughout, with carpeted NICE TRAVEL TRAILER, all bedrooms. Brushed nickel appliances, A/C, patio, $350 contemporary fixtures, fenced monthly + dep. & utilities, (409) backyard, front landscaping. 332-6699. Lot is 60x120. Great cul-desac neighborhood. No owner 3/2 15’ X 60’ ON 1.5 ACRES, finance or rental. $155,000 Call BCISD, $800 monthly + $800 409-779-8170. dep., (409) 221-5031. LAND & LOTS MOBILE HOME SPACES LOTS for SALE: Own your QUIET BC TRAILER SPACE, piece of property for just $6k $200 plus utilities & dep., (409) or buy all three lots for an even

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

40 ACRES FOR SALE, 29 acres of it pastured land w/ rice canal, fenced, end of Gilbert Rd., Motivated Seller! (409) 745-1936. (5/9). CEMETERY PLOTS Hillcrest Memorial Gardens Cemetery. 409-988-0684. MOBILE HOME SALES 2/1 IN SHADY ESTATES, BC, $4,000, (409) 474-1518 or 4742252.


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THURS., FRI., SAT. 4673 NAN DR., ORANGE. (Hwy 62 North, pass Flying J Truck Stop, first street to the left.) Ladies clothes (med, lg, xl, 1x & 2x), jewelry, jewelry making findings, beads, pre-measured sewing materials ($1 per yd.), RV Onan Generator 6500kw, 14’x28’ Cabin on skids, Honda s/p lawnmower, walk-behind weedeater, Cub Cadet riding mower 50” cut, kitchen items, pot/pans, glassware, 1999 Monaco LaPalma Motorhome (36’ Class A), sewing machines, 2 men’s suits, RV accessories, 4 collectible newspapers, large Christmas houses/village, bridal veil, large variety of books, lots more!

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1000 Harvey, BC Charming estate on approx. 5.5 acres in BCISD. This 3,698 sq. ft. home has high ceilings, crown molding throughout, master suite down with his/her closets, Jacuzzi and separate tile shower in bath also have custom cabinets and Granite. Chef kitchen includes stainless steel appliances, double oven, triple door refrig., eleven ft. Granite island, all custom cabinets w/ special lighting accents. Separate breakfast nook, utility room, spacious den, wood burning fireplace, separate living room. Upstairs, 3 bedrooms, bath, office, lots of storage. Mother in law attached apt. has 642 sq. ft. with custom cabinets in Kit., bath, walk -in closet. Covered porches, Pergola enhanced garden area, barn, stocked pond in pasture area, $339,900, possible Owner finance w/ 15% down.

Our staff has more than 250 years of combined experience. Let the professionals help you with your next real estate transaction

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Less than 10,000 miles. Very Clean. Loaded, moon roof, leather interior, running boards. Allowance made for front bumper damage. Kelly Blue Book say $19 to $21,000. Call 409670-9090 for an appt. and make offer.

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SAT., 4309 WHITE CEDAR, ORANGE (Take Woodmont St. off Meeks Dr.). 8 a.m. MOVING SALE!!! Everything must go. Home decore, garden, glassware, teaching items, clothing, luggage, Christmas items.

‘03 Chevy Malibu

better deal! Deweyville ISD, Call for details mail me at stephREGENCY Real Estate Pros at / 512-782409-724-MOVE(6683) for more 4586. information ‘98 FORD TAURUS: motor, 1 ACRE REPO, wooded tract 3.0 V-6, asking $350 OBO; Whole car, $500, for more in Mauriceville, Mobile homes info call (409) 221-9996. and live stock welcome, seller finance, COUNTRYLAND ‘06 SUBARU LEGACY PROPERTIES, LLC, (409) 745- (OUTBACK), silver, all 1115. wheel drive, , trailer hitch, 61K miles, 4 dr., excellent 10 ACRE TRACTS, on FM cond. 1 owner, always kept in 105, OFISD schools, Mobile garage, heated front seats, homes and live stock wel- elec. w/seats, $12,900 OBO, come, seller financing avail- (614) 483-8075. able, COUNTRYLAND ‘T R U C K S & VA N S PROPERTIES, LLC, (409) 745‘92 CHEVROLET P.U., auto, 1115. 350 V-8, runs good, $1,295, 430 HOLLY ST., BC, lots 28 (409) 594-8293.

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‘05 Dodge Caravan

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409-999-9089 ‘04 Chevy Cavalier

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‘08 Chevy Cobalt 4D

‘04 Buick Century


‘04 Pontiac GrandAM

‘07 Chevy Monte Carlo

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‘06 Chevy Monte C.

Automatic - Air, Clean, 110k


‘04 Saturn Ion gold 4 door

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‘04 GMC Envoy

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‘02 Chevy EXT.

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MERCURY GS 4 DOOR Auto. trans., air, 75k CLEAN!


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Extended cab, Automatic - Air, 103k


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• The Record • Week of Wednesday, May 2, 2012


Announcements Happy birthday, Maison!

Happy birthday, Maison Scoot Lundy! Now you’re the big 7!

Stark Reading Contest winners announced Staff Report

For The Record

The Nelda C. and H.J. Lutcher Stark Foundation congratulates the winners of the County Final Competition of the Miriam Lutcher Stark Contest in Reading and Declamation. On Sunday, April 29, 2012, local level winners in declamation and interpretive reading competed at Lutcher Theater with Orangefield High School students Haley Permenter receiving first place in declamation and Kirsten Wollford taking first place in interpretive reading. Both students received scholarships for $5,000. In declamation, Permenter chose Declaration of Conscience by Margaret Chase Smith, and Wollford did an interpretive reading of Katherine Mansfield’s The Singing Lesson. Second place in declamation went to Julian VanDevender of Vidor for his delivery of Address on the Space Shuttle Challenger by Ronald Reagan. In interpretive reading, Bridge City’s Adrian Morgan took second place with his reading of The Raven by Edgar Allen Poe. Each second place winner re-

Winners of the County Final of the 2012 Miriam Lutcher Stark Contest in Reading and Declamation. From L-R: Second place in declamation - Julian VanDevender of Vidor, first place in declamation - Haley Permenter of Orangefield; first place in interpretive reading - Kirsten Wollford of Orangefield, second place in interpretive reading - Adrian Morgan of Bridge City.

ceived $2,500 in scholarships. The Nelda C. and H.J. Lutcher Stark Foundation is proud of all the students that participated in this year’s contest and congratulates them for their outstanding accomplishments. The aim of the Stark Read-

ing Contest is to enhance the literary and forensic quality and skills of the students. The Contest has continued annually since its inception in 1904 and offers educational opportunities and experiences for students at Orange County public schools. The

Miriam Lutcher Stark Contest in Reading and Declamation is sponsored by the Nelda C. and H.J. Lutcher Stark Foundation as part of its continuing mission to enrich the community and encourage education.



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