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Commissioners okay rental equipment


BC Knights gift St. Henry with classic bronze statue

David Ball

Mark Dunn

The Orange County Road & Bridge department will go with rental equipment to do some roadwork projects this summer. The Orange County Commissioners’ Court approved renting a Bomag Soil Stabilizer/Recycler at their regular meeting on Monday afternoon. Clark Slacum, county engineer, said the county had the option of renting the equipment for either $13,300 month, or $4,400 a week, or $1,400 a day. Slacum said it would be cheaper to rent it by the month and use it for

In the heart of Bridge City is a new reminder of the ever present promise of hope and love in a world that often seems lost amid the confusion of life and human circumstances. A stunning bronze image of Jesus Christ has recently been erected roadside on the grounds of Saint Henry Catholic Church. With arms outstretched, the depiction of the Christian savior evokes a sense of the omnipotent power of love and grace available to all. A year in the making, the bronze statue was the initiative of Bridge City Knights of Columbus Sacred Heart Council. With the blessing of Saint Henry pastor Fr. Steve Leger, the Bridge City KC members began the process of commissioning the statue. The Knights hired Artisan Granite of Rhode Island to create the statue. “There were many images available for us to consider,” said Ron Jackson, a member of the Bridge City Knights of Columbus, “But we inevitably chose an image depicting the “Sacred Heart of Jesus” the namesake of our Bridge City group.” Fr. Leger concurred and artists began the casting of the bronze image. Initially, the statue was expected to be completed and received at the parish in late autumn 2013. After the final casting, however, the manufacturer informed the group that there were minuet flaws in the details on the base of the statue. The Bridge City Knights were offered the option of accepting the statue as it was by the expected delivery date or wait longer for the recasting of the statue. “The flaws in the details were very minor,” Jackson said, “But we decided that since the statue would last for hundreds of years that we

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BC resident Steve Bisson appeals for help Steve Bisson, a 1974 Bridge City High School graduate, is on a waiting list. A waiting list for people that can’t wait, but still have to. He knows the folks at St. Lukes are working really hard to find a liver to transplant into his body. But now he is not only running out of time, but also, running out of money. Steve has to drive back and forth to Houston all the time for his medical needs. He has no one to help him and now he can not afford to pay his doctor bills. Please, if you can donate to help Steve, call or go to Firestone Credit Union (409-697-2461) where an account has been set up under Steve Bisson, or call him at home at 409-735-5914.

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two months. The commissioners agreed. Insurance will be added for the equipment. Douglas Manning, assistant county attorney, announced after a closed meeting he will contact G&G Enterprises about remaining items on a punch list to be completed for the Orange County Convention and Expo Center. The project must be completed by December 31, 2014 and the county will request retainage funds. G&G was awarded the $10,560,000 bid in 2011. The cost of the center was $13.2 million, with $10.7 million being provided through various grants and money available to the county, and the C.H.A.M.P.S. (Community Hands Assembling a MultiPurpose Structure) board was looking to raise the remaining $2.9 million through the private sector. Federal funds already approved for the center totaled $9.86 million, as long as the construction is completed within a 24-month period, according to C.H.A.M.P.S. documentation. Commissioners also approved travel expenses for County Treasurer Christy Khoury, Assistant Chief Deputy Missy Pilsbury and Election Administrator Tina Barrow for training. Before adjourning county commissioners wished each other and all Orange County dads a Happy Father’s Day.

A new bronze statue of Jesus Christ is a gift to St. Henry Catholic Church by the Bridge City Knights of Columbus Sacred Heart Council. RECORD PHOTO: Mark Dunn

Fr. Steve Leger blesses the new bronze statue of Jesus Christ during dedication ceremonies at St. Henry Catholic Church. RECORD PHOTO: Ron Jackson

should get it right the first time.” Thus the first completed bronze statue was melted back down and began the process of recasting while the Bridge City Knights of Columbus waited word on the progress of the future Saint Henry heirloom. Finally, in May almost a year later, the Bridge City Knights of Columbus received shipment of the statue. “It was beautiful,” Jackson said. The Bridge City Knights selected the location for the statue in front of Saint Henry Catholic Church on West Roundbunch Road. Mark Frey of Frey Landscaping in Orange built the foundation for the statue and later provided the landscaping around the monument. The limestone stone work for the foundation was donated by Sydney Badon of Groves. Embedded into the limestone is a plaque the reads in Latin, “Venite Ad Me Omes,” and translated below it in English, “Come to me all.” The remainder of the inscription reads, “A gift from the Knights of Columbus Sacred Heart Council #3406 to St. Henry Catholic Church, June 1, 2014.” According to Jackson, June 1, was selected as the date for the dedication of the statue immediately following 10:30 services. “As it turns out, the Catholic Mass for Sunday, June 1, celebrated the ‘Ascension of our Lord.’ It was more than coincidental. We couldn’t have picked a more appropriate day for the dedication. It just turned out that way.” A brief ceremony was held following the Sunday church service that included the blessing of the statue by Fr. Leger. The Bridge City Knights of


Demand outstripping supplies in ammo sales David Ball

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Those of a certain age who grew up in the South remember nearly everyone owned a .22 caliber rifle. But what good is a rifle if you can’t find ammunition? That’s a quandary many are facing who can’t find ammunition for certain firearms. In fact, these hard to find ammo are immediately snatched up by customers when they do arrive or sold on the Internet for many times the original price. David Scott of Four Seasons Guns in Orange said ammunition for .22 magnums, .380s, 300 black-outs, .32s, .25s and .30-30s are also difficult to obtain. “We have plenty of hollow rounds. It’s target ammo that’s hard to get,” Scott said. Since supplies is running short, thousands of gun owners are buying and hoarding am-

Ray Fontenot, a Louisiana native and Orange County resident, worked in the Civilian Conservation Corps, the Consolidated Steel Ship Yard, enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps, and at DuPont in Orange before retiring. RECORD PHOTO: David Ball

munition. It may be another six or seven months before things return to normal. John Troquille, of Ray’s Pawn Shop in Bridge City, is beginning to see a light at the end of the tunnel. He said his store has been receiving in the past two weeks more .22 caliber rounds than they have the last year-and-ahalf and .357 ammunition. However, .380 target rounds are also hard for him to get. “Nine millimeter was hard to get and now we have it,” Troquille said. “It (supplies) could change in a week. It’s hard for everybody to get .22 caliber ammo. It’s (low supplies) is fizzling out and we’re getting it in stock.” Toquille also said some are purchasing the ammunition in stores and selling it on the Internet at three to four times the price. While the practice is legal, he said he wouldn’t buy


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Traveling tunes for summer vacation Caroline Brewton Columnist For the Record

Growing up, summer meant vacation. Well, summer’s here again, and although I have the kind of big-girl job where I don’t have a two-month break to travel like I did in school, I’m consumed with wanderlust. I’m dying to hit the road for the beach. On the way, I like to play music. Songs about travel put me in the mood for a long trip, so in honor of vacation season, I’ve put together a list of my favorite travel songs to help you get inspired, too. Without further ado, I present Caroline’s Top Twelve Songs About Travel: 12. Whitesnake, “Here I Go Again” Travel can be a great healer. But sometimes, travel is lonely. Whitesnake captures that perfectly in this modern classic. If you’ve ever run from any hurt by hitting the road, this song is for you. 11. Carla Bruni, “You Belong to Me” Do you have a traveler in your life? Sometimes it can be hard sitting at home while someone you love is off seeing new things sans you. Bruni captures the plaintiveness of waiting at home in “You Belong to Me,” reminding us that while there are sights to see, there might just be someone back home thinking about you while you do. 10. Styx, “Come Sail Away” You ARE the captain of you own adventures. Sing on, Styx.

9. Lulu and the Lampshades, “You’re Gonna Miss Me (Cups)” Made famous by Anna Kendrick in Pitch Perfect, this longer (and in my opinion, better) verCaroline Brewton sion is still a cover. The song is old! And yet, it speaks to something in all of us that want love, but need it on our terms. Come with me, it says, because I have to go. 8. Toby Keith, “Good to Go to Mexico” We all know that winter weariness. Migrate to warmer climes, Keith suggests. The snappy tempo and mariachi notes make this a delightful song to cheer you on your way. You’ll want to get up and dance all the way to your destination! 7. Sarah Darling, “Little Umbrellas” The perfect revenge is a trip to Cabo. 6. John Denver, “Leaving on a Jet Plane” Leaving can be hard. John Denver understands. The foil to Bruni’s waiting, “Leaving on a Jet Plane” captures the feeling of kissing loved ones goodbye as you embark on a new journey: a little heartsore. 5. The Beach Boys, “Kokomo”

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This classic take on paradise-travel from the Beach Boys is perfect to hear en route to a tropical island destination. 4. Mark Knopfler, “Do America.” The Bahamas are nice, but there are some pretty great things to see in America, too. Knopfler celebrates domestic travel in the peppy “Do America.” It’ll inspire you to see the states!

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3. Willie Nelson, “On the Road Again” What I really love about Nelson is the plaintive quality of his voice. Willie does sad — well. But no one can accuse this song of sadness. It’s a love song about his lifestyle, and Nelson’s upbeat, happy tone reveals his pleasure in the road. It’s perfect as a picker-upper. 2. The Allman Brothers, “Ramblin’ Man” The Allman brothers don’t feel remorse straying from the homestead; instead, they embrace life on the road as their destiny in this celebration of “ramblin.” 1. Norah Jones, “The Long Way Home” I know the Tom Waits version of this song is a classic — but I can’t square with Waits’ gravelly voice. This song is so much better in Jones’ smooth, jazzy one. Sometimes, it’s about the journey, but sometimes, it’s the destination... And like all great songs about travel, it’s a love song.

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Father’s a day in history David Ball

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Every third Sunday in June is set aside for this special day. The United States and Canada are among the few countries that honor fathers with a special day every year. The history of Father’s Day is interesting and there is some debate as to when the first Father’s Day actually took place. Among the various legends that abound about the creation of this special day include Dr. Robert Webb. In 1908, he held what is believed to have been the first Father’s Day celebration at the Central Church of Fairmont, in Fairmont, West Virginia. The celebration probably originated from observations of Mother’s Day, another tradition that sprang from West Virginia. Another theory holds that Mrs. Charles Clayton, also of West Virginia, planned the first Father’s Day in 1908. But the most popular legend is that Mrs. Sonora Smart Dodd of Spokane Washington came up with the idea. Dodd was from Spokane Washington and legend has it that while she was listening to a sermon about mothers on Mother’s Day in 1908, she got the idea of honoring fathers as well. Dodd’s father, William Smart, was a Civil War veteran who, along with his wife, was raising their five children on a farm in eastern Washington State. It is no wonder that Dodd thought of her father while listening to the sermon about Mother’s Day. She had grown up seeing Smart’s tireless efforts and sacrifice to keep the family together and fed. She wanted a way to honor him and all the fathers like him that had raised their children in a dedicated and selfless way. Dodd was able to gain support for a local Father’s Day celebration from the own’s ministers and members of the local Y.M.C.A.. The date that she wanted for the first Father’s Day was June 5, 1910. Smart’s birthday. However, because of the time needed to prepare for the celebration, the date of the first Father’s Day celebration was moved to June 19, the third

Although the concept of a Father’s Day had been around for several decades it didn’t become an official national day of observation until President Lyndon Johnson signed a Presidential Proclamation in 1966 setting aside the third Sunday in June as Father’s Day.

Sunday in June. Newspapers across the country endorsing Mother’s Day, ran stories of the Father’s Day observance in Spokane. Interest in Father’s Day increased and local observances popped up across the nation. In 1912, J.H. Berringer, of Washington conducted a Father’s Day service. Though Father’s Day was popular as a local celebration in many communities, it wasn’t initially accepted national. Harry C. Meek, the president of the Lions Club of Chicago believed in the idea of Father’s Day. Meek started giving speeches around the county starting in 1915, expressing the need for a day to be set aside to honor fathers. In 1920, the Lion’s Club of America presented Meek with a gold watch bearing the inscription “Originator of Father’s Day.” The idea for the now celebrated day started gaining momentum and soon many states and organizations began to lobby Congress to declare Father’s Day an official U.S. holiday much like Mother’s Day. In 1916, President Wilson observed Father’s Day with his own family. In 1924, President Coolidge gave his support to

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states wishing to hold their own Father’s Day observances. President Coolidge supported the idea in order to “establish more intimate relations between fathers and their children and to impress upon fathers the full measure of their obligations.” His belief was that the widespread observance of the holiday would help draw families closer together. In 1957, Senator Margaret Chase Smith lobbied Congress for a national Father’s Day. However, it was not until 1966 under President Lyndon Johnson, that Father’s Day became official when he signed a Presidential Proclamation that declared the third Sunday in June would be set aside to honor fathers. President Richard Nixon in 1972 established a permanent national observance of Father’s Day to be held on the third Sunday of June. Children today can continue the custom of honoring their father by wearing a red flower if he is still living, or a white flower if he is deceased. While it is not as widely celebrated as Mother’s Day, Father’s Day is the fifth-largest card-sending occasion in America, with over 85 million greeting cards exchanged.

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Kelley, Sr., 74, of Orange died June 2. Services were held at Claybar Funeral Home in Bridge City on June 10. He was retired from Firestone and an Air Force veteran. He is survived by wife Penny, daughters Kathleen, Melinda Kay, Mitzi, Tanya and son Gerald Kelly, Jr. *****The 2004, 9-yearold, Bridge City Little League All Stars are: Aaron Lilly, Revel Diabo, Preston Pittman, Hayden Guidry, Colin Smith, Bryce Sampere, Collin Gros, Eric Truncale, Hunter Stout, Reagan Ficken, Tyler and Trevor Gunn and manager Jimmy Smith. *****Jimmy and Oma Jean Hubbard celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary on June 18. (Editor’s note: It’s now their 40th anniversary. I bet it’s been a quick ten years.) Congrats and best wishes for the next 10. *****Shon Landry, of LC-M, is named High School Baseball MVP. The senior led the Bears in batting average, on base percentage, slugging percentage, runs batted in, home runs and triples. His 11 homeruns and 53 RBI’s were also the best in the area. He had four triples, one less than the entire team. Last year he was voted MVP as a pitcher.

From the Creaux’s Nest IT’S COMING ON FATHER’S DAY The news this week, in 2014, covers a variety of subjects. The American public has been worked up by opponents of President Obama against his swap of five Taliban prisoners for Afghanistan hostage U.S. soldier Bowe Bergdahl. My thought, if he were my son, grandson, brother, etc., is I wouldn’t care if they swapped 15 or 20 for him. What are we going to do with them anyway, feed and bed them for the rest of their lives? The Taliban never has targeted U.S. interest. They are tribal and fight each other. They were Charlie Wilson’s friends and helped him defeat and run the Russians out of Afghanistan. Remember Charlie Wilson’s War? They are not al-Qaeda, which targets Americans. The New York Times reported the U.S. didn’t have enough on the five to convict them. Sen. John McCain and others are trying to make hay with this issue, also with Hillary’s new book coming out they are getting worked up. *****Tuesday we had another school shooting. This time in Oregon. A few days ago, a man and wife, Jerrod and Amanda Miller, white supremacists, shot and killed two policemen in Vegas while they ate. Then she killed Jerrod and herself. *****Donald Sterling, owner of the LA Clippers, backed out of a $2 billion deal to sell the team. I told you that old guy would take the case all the way to the Supreme Court before being frozen out. *****A little about Dad. I don’t know if this fits your dad but to me it sounds more like granddad. Anyway, someone sent it to me a few years ago unsigned. What Makes a Dad God took the strength of a mountain, The majesty of a tree, The warmth of a summer sun, The calm of a quiet sea, The generous soul of nature, The comforting arm of night, The wisdom of the ages, The power of the eagle’s flight, The joy of a morning in spring, The faith of a mustard seed, The patience of eternity, The depth of a family need, Then God combined these qualities, When there was nothing more to add, He knew his masterpiece was complete, And so, He called it….Dad. I’d best move on. A long way to go and a little time to do it in. Please come along, I promise it won’t do you no harm. CONDOLENCES We were saddened to learn of the sudden death of John Dominic Romano, 56, who passed away June 3. He had suffered a cardiac arrest a few days earlier. He was the son of Joe and Rosalie Romano and is survived by his wife Kristen, son John and siblings. Service was held June 11 at St. Mary Catholic church. Our deepest sympathies go out to this great family on their loss. May he rest in peace. Please see obituary. TURNING BACK THE HANDS OF TIME 10 Years Ago-2004 Singer Ray Charles died this week. He was blind but played a mean piano and could sing any style of music. *****Congrats to Bridge City High “All Stater” softball player Jessie Lemoine. She was also named to the 3-A Academic all state honors. She will be playing for the Ragin‘ Cajuns at Lafayette. Named also to “All State“ was pitcher Meagan Godwin; Katie Frank was an “All Academic“ selection. Both are B.C. grads. *****Thad Angelle, formerly with Bridge City Bank, is now with Texas State Bank. (Editor‘s note: Thad is today president of Mid-County Teachers Credit Union.*****President Ronald Reagan, after a week of observing his death, is finally laid to rest at the Reagan Library in California.*****On June 9, 1934, 70 years ago, Donald Duck was born.*****GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN Marvin Howe, 79, a great American died June 11. He is survived by wife of 56 years, Marjorie, children Alex, Chris, Roberta and their families. (Sadly Marjorie also passed away March 12, 2013.)*****Kenneth Herbert Phelps, 76, died June 12. *****Naomi Claire Leonard Culpepper, 96, died June 8. She was born in Artie, TX, in the Panhandle, in 1908.“Nomi” to her family, is survived by two children Nancy Johnson and Ben Culpepper, Jr. In her childhood years Naomi and her family moved from Artie to San Marcos in a covered wagon. She was a longtime educator and her husband O.B. had served as superintendent of schools in several locations. *****Gerald F. Kelly, Sr., 74, died June 6. *****Catherine Theresa Sherville Lucia, 84, died Friday, June 11. She and her late husband Sam had owned the Western Store since 1957. She had closed the store a year ago. *****Alice Norene Colburn, 87, died June 3, in Houston. She was a former resident of West Orange. *****Gerald B.

35 Years Ago-1979 On June 11, John Wayne, age 72 died. He was a great American and movie legend. *****Janice Overman is in St. E. after having foot surgery. *****Linda Ricks Newton became the bride of Clarence Dale Newton on June 11 in Beaumont. *****Gloria Lovelace became a year older last week on June 8. *****The Orange Fire Department has an opening for one fireman. Beginning pay $950 per month $1,050 after six months, $1,140 at two years with eight paid holidays per year and medical and life insurance.*****Sonny and Cecile Ledoux open the Big Red Snow Cones next to Texas Avenue Grocery. Mom and Dad are being helped by youngsters Melanie, Lori and Andre.*****Bill Lapeyrolerie is 17 years old on June 15.*****Ronna Illene Ramsey, wife of former Bridge City police officer Mike Ramsey, died Sunday morning after an auto accident.*****Gene and Flo Edgerly buy a home with a swimming pool. He promised to give pretty Ann Lieby swimming lessons, then teach her to ski. He hasn’t kept his word in either case. *****Two Bridge City spring grads at Texas A&M are Mark Hryhorchuck and Joseph Bell. *****Bryan Ward named Athlete of the year in the Golden Triangle. He’s only a sophomore. Pat Meeks was named outstanding baseball player. *****Mr. and Mrs. Walter Billeaud celebrate 50th wedding anniversary. *****Cindy Boone, age 3, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chester M. Boone, Jr., is the 1979 Muscular dystrophy poster child. Cindy is just now able to stand with the help of a leg brace. Her mother is confident that she will be able to walk some day. *****Indiana State All American Larry Bird inked a contract with the Boston Celtics making him the highest paid rookie basketball player ever. A five year deal worth $3.2 million makes him the highest paid rookie in any sport. *****Sophomore Lynn Cooke is Lamar’s number one golfer. She could possibly be a national champion within two years. *****Michu is the smallest man in the world. He weighs 25 pounds and stands 33 inches tall, 7 inches shorter than P.T. Barnum’s famous Tom Thumb. Born Mihaly, in Hungary, his parents are both 6 inches taller than he is. *****In concert at Beaumont Civic Center on June 21 will be Tammy Waynette and Johnny Rodriguez. 40 Years Ago-1974 Bridge City boys, Larry King and Neil Kelly leave next week to join Uncle Sam’s Marine Corps. *****Barbara Gillis is in the hospital.*****Ed and Joan Lovelace, the love birds, are back in town after touring South America.*****Pretty Claudia Conway, daughter of Margaret and Preston Conway, will be competing in the Miss Texas World contest to be held in Houston.*****Betty Kazmar is a teacher at Stark High.*****Bill Clark is pushing Sunbeam’s Olympic Meal Bread. He says it’s sure to improve your sex life. *****Wood’s Men’s Wear, 306 5th Street, is going out of business. Everything is drastically marked down. Also all fixtures for sale. *****Don Jacobs is in New York. He says there are so many people in that city they have to live in shifts. He writes a good piece on his New York adventure. A FEW HAPPENINGS We are glad to report that Laverne McDonald, wife of Mayor Roy, is doing fine after undergoing heart surgery in Beaumont Monday. Best wishes for a complete recovery and a long life.*****I hated to watch Matt Hicks and his Ragin’ Cajuns go down in defeat the way they did Monday night in Lafayette. I think Matt was pulled too early but unfortunately the best batting club in the country just didn’t produce and the pitching didn’t hold up. Ole Miss deserved to win. We still have two local boys going to the College World Series in Omaha, Jacob Felts, with Texas and Cameron Dishon, with Ole Miss.*****Ms. Pearl wrote a summertime poem that I really enjoyed. I hope Pearl is feeling well. She has been a little out of snuff lately.*****This week Roy managed to write a Down Life’s Highway column, not the one he intended to write but rather one he felt.*****On June 14, 1954, President Ike signed an order adding the words “Under God” to the Pledge of Allegiance. Over the years several efforts have been made to take it out but have been unsuccessful.*****Saturday at the South East Texas Press Club awards banquet The Record Newspapers won several awards. Roy won second and third place for two Life’s Highway columns. Second place was for “50 Years Have Gone by Since JFK’s Assassination;” Third was for “The Fireman--A Great Guy,” a column about the late fire Chief Jerry Wimberly. Awards were also taken home by Debby Schamber and Penny LeLeux. *****Peggy’s on the Bayou has a great Father’s Day special Sunday. That’s where I’ll be if given the choice. See all you Dads Sunday. *****The Wednesday Lunch Bunch dines at Robert’s this week and Novrozsky’s next week. Everyone is always welcome. Dan Green visited last week.*****Of all the auto brands out there few people are aware of the McLaren. A 541 horse power twin-turbo V-8, 0-60 in 2.9 seconds, 207 mph max speed. If you wish to test drive it there is only one dealership in Texas and that’s in Dallas. The Spider and Coup are fantastic. I wonder what the price range is. You can find out by going to *****A few folks celebrating their special day in the next few days: On June 11, a nice, pretty lady, Judge Mandy White Rogers celebrates. Also having a birthday on this day is Lacey Wallace, Dorothy Breaux and Harold Adkins.*****On June 12, Doris Steele’s daughter -in-law, pretty Candice Steele, celebrates as does good ol’ boy, Jesse Walles, Pam Williams, Magdalene Bryant and Karen Kline.*****June 13 brings on a full moon and is also the birthday of Commissioner John Banken, Tammy

Droddy, Shawna Gauthier, Desia Davis and Sidney White.***President George H.W. Bush turns 90 years old on this day.*****June 15, Father’s Day, is also the birthday of everyone’s buddy Adam Dupuis, son of Kenneth and Nancy Dupuis. He’s a special guy and we wish him an extra special day. Also celebrating is David Cardner, Tina Romero, Sheri Fruge and Denise Vickers***On this day, in 1944, 70 years ago, Waylon Jennings was born in Littlefield, Texas. Kris Kristofferson turns 78, Jim Belushi, 60. *****On June 16, Beverly Perry, a special lady, a cancer survivor, celebrates another year. Also celebrating are Jennifer Harrison, Ruby Bell and Alex Brent.***June 16, would have been the birthday of a special friend, Wilson “King” Dunn, who died April 29, 2012, at age 93. He’s gone but not forgotten. *****June 17 finds one of our “Bestest” friends, Mary Alice Cole Hartfield, celebrating another year. Day in and day out she’ll do to ride the range with. Also celebrating their special day are Andrew Riedel, Belinda Welch and Marilyn Reeves. Happy birthday to all. Please see complete birthday list.*****I said in a previous column that California Chrome wouldn’t win the Triple Crown because I didn’t think he could run the longer Belmont race. Co-owner Steve Coburn blew up after the race. He shouldn’t have said what he said but he has a point. The odds are that it will be difficult to win the Triple Crown as long as fresh horses are allowed to run only the last race. Chrome wouldn’t have won anyway, he came in fourth, but two fresh horses were ahead of him. I bet you can’t remember the name of the Belmont winner. Chrome was America’s horse despite the long shot. Seven million was bet on him. For the first time in many years Belmont had no Cajun jockey. By the way, the winners name is Tonlist. *****Sen. Hillary Clinton’s new book “Hard Choices” went on saleTuesday. Diane Sawyer didn’t cut her any slack in a tough ABC Monday night interview. Of course the 18 years Monica/Clinton affair is very old news but Hillary’s rivals love it. With the women voters however, it might have a backlash on them. *****At their convention the Texas GOP railroaded a resolution that will attempt to straighten all gays. An out-of -state relative tells me that Texas looks like the Village Idiot to the rest of the country. That’s unfair really because the majority of Texas people are not that extreme. Right now the Texas GOP is controlled by a minority group that doesn’t talk for all Texans even though it seems that way to the rest of the country. A friend tells me, “I quit the Democratic Party when they got too liberal now I’m ready to get away from the radicals that are just too nutty.” BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK Harold Adkins, Lacey Wallace, Dorothy Breaux, Jacqueline Bourdier, Jane Minor, Candice Steele, Magdalene Bryant, Jeanette Hubert, Frances Ragsdale, Jesse Walles, Pam Williams, Brook Doss, Caitlyn Villanoueva, Elizabeth Tran, Karen Kline, Sidney White, Ryan Kelly, Shawna Gauthier, Steven Crabtree, Desia Davis, Duane Anthony, Susan Fischer, Tammy Droddy, Selita Ernst, Carley Swenson, Sylvia Galbreath, Ben Perry, Betty Jean Lonadier, Brandon Duhon, Brandy Aldridge, Adam Dupuis, David Cardner, Charlie Burnaman, Faye Sherwood, Ryan Richard, Sherri Fruge, Tina Romero, Alex Eby, Carol Hall, Denise Vickers, Sharon Fisher, Beverly Perry, Elton Holmes, Christian Louvier, Jennifer Harrison, Leigh Ann Wilson, Ruby Bell, Alex Brent, Justin Johnson, Nathan Dean, Andrew Riedel, Belinda Welch, Marilyn Reeves and Mary Alice Hartfield. CAJUN STORY OF THE WEEK Norris Dartez was traveling da back road and jus out of Abbeville he sees a little boy chillun dragging a big bird wit a wing span bout six feets. Dartez stop his car and get down and he axe, “Son, wats you name?” Da little boy answer, “I’m Teneg Boudreaux, me.” “Well, wat you dot dere Teneg?” Da boy answer, “Me, I got a hawk.” Dartez said, “A wat:” “A chicken hawk, dats wat I got me.” answer the boy. “Wat in da hell you gonna do wit dat hawk, hanh?” Dartez axe. Teneg look at Dartez and say, “Make gumbo, wat you tink?” Dartez axe. “Does hawk make pretty good gumbo?” Teneg answer, “Bout like owl.” C’EST TOUT Just a Birdseye view of the Texas Republican convention held over last weekend. Tea Party activists seized control of the convention and ran through a harder line on immigration and gave Sen. Ted Cruz an easy victory in a 2016 presidential straw poll. The convention had appeared poised to pass a plank including a compromise removing guest worker programs and creating a work permit plan. That passed but collapsed as the Tea Party strong advanced it’s failing, pushing the GOP even farther to the right. The Party now endorses so called “Reparative Therapy” for gays. The new anit-gay language never came up for debate before the 7,000 delegates, some had lined up to speak against the therapy language but never got the chance because a parliamentary motion to approve the full platform was railroaded and called first. Regular Republicans say, “It’s a small group who want to keep the Party in the past. The future of our Party in Texas will be short lived. Democrats will start picking up big time if we continue exclusion instead of inclusion.” I tend to agree with that. They will follow Ted Cruz right into yesterday’s news as the Party shrinks in number into a small extreme group. Reasonable conservatives will someday have to say, “Enough already.”*****Well, I’ve got to get out of here. My time is up; thanks for yours. Please read us cover to cover. Happy Father’s Day to all you dads. Take care and God bless.

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Community Bulletin Board Lamar Univ 2014 Summer Camps Lamar University invites students of all ages to a variety of summer camps to be held on campus this summer. Camps are offered for a variety of ages and interests with both daily and residential opportunities. (basketball, football, volleyball, soccer, baseball, aquatics, choir, band, percussion, dance, theatre, speech, nursing, TX governor, construction and engineering) Contact Larry Acker, assistant director, public relations, 409-880-7886 or Daniel McLemore, marketing specialist at 409-880-8490.

Community Baby Shower to be held Thursday Sabine FCU will be the Orange location sponsor this year for the Community Baby Shower. March of Dimes and KBMT Channel 12 will be at the credit union on Thursday, June 12, to collect donations. “We are starting early by having a pre-event drive in our lobby at both locations,” said a spokesman for the credit union. The donation boxes have been placed in the front foyer. Bring any new or gently used baby items. Suggested items include: non-perishable baby food and formula, baby medical kits, bottles, clothes, furniture, shoes, blankets, diapers, infant carriers, toys, cribs, strollers, high chairs, car seats, cash donations, and safety accessories. Needed most is diapers. Items collected go to needy moms and babies in prenatal education classes.

LCM Class of 1964 celebrates 50th reunion Little Cypress Class of 1964 celebrates its 50th reunion beginning at 5 p.m., Friday with a class get together at Dayle Ezell Foreman’s house. Saturday a covered dish luncheon starting at 11 a.m., will be at the American Legion Hall followed by a dance at 7 pm. There is no cover charge and all alumni of classes 1953 - 1970 are invited. For more information contact Dayle Ezell Foreman at 409-7353760; Norman Bickham at 409-745-2815; Floyd Reeves at 409886-2042; or Gerald Jones 409-883-9888.


Orange Community Players presents 10th annual “Fun for Funds” Animated Musical Review at 7:37 p.m. on June 12, 13 and 14. Enjoy great musical entertainment, wine, desserts and hors

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Staff Report For The Record Gift of Life Provides Free Screenings for Medically Underserved Men In recognition of National Men’s Health Month, the Gift of Life with medical partner, Baptist Hospitals, and local healthcare providers will provide free screenings and vital healthcare information to hundreds of medically underserved Southeast Texas men. June screening sites are scheduled in Beaumont, Port Arthur and Orange and eligible men will receive a range of free healthcare services, including consultations with medical professionals to discuss the screenings and significance of test results and healthy lifestyle practices, prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood tests from Baptist Hospital phlebotomists, cholesterol and glucose tests, blood pressure testing by Lamar University nursing students, HIV screenings from representatives of the Baptist Cancer Center and Hepatitis C screenings by Triangle Aids Network representatives. Educational materials will also be provided by the Gift of Life with access to regional healthcare resources made available by UTMB, Triangle Aids Network, Spindletop Centers and Mental Health of Americas. These screenings are essential to the ever-increasing need for healthcare services in our region. Early detection is the best protection and statistics reflect that the five-year survival rate for men whose prostate cancer is diagnosed early is nearly 100 percent. Since 2000, the Gift of Life has made available nearly 7,500 free prostate cancer screenings and helped extend the lives of 64 men who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer and whose diagnostic and cancer treatment costs were entirely underwritten by the Gift of Life. During the last 24 months, seven men have been diagnosed with prostate cancer and navigated by a Gift of Life case manager through cancer treatment, support services and other immediate resources, when needed. As part of the continuum of care, the Gift of Life established a Prostate Cancer Support Group called Men Against Cancer, to offer support before, during and after treatment. Meetings are

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Do It In Orange Fishing Classic slated for weekend

CASA hosts dinner theater June 27 “Murderous Crossing” presented by Port Arthur Little Theater will be performed at the Advocates for Children, Inc. Dinner Theater Fundraiser with a mixer at 6:30 pm and dinner at 7 pm, on Friday, June 27 at The Garden District, 7536 Hwy. 87, N. Orange. Tickets are $60 per person, $100 per couple. Sponsorships are available. Call 1-877-586-6548 for reservation info.

American Legion Post 49 installs officers June 28 Lloyd Grubbs American Legion Post 49 and Auxiliary 49 are having their 2014-2015 officers installed beginning at 7 p.m., June 28. All members and their guests are invited to attend.


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Beaumont Women in Leadership Symposium July 10 “Women of Vision: Leading Transformation in the Workplace” held by Beaumont Women in Leadership Symposium will be hosted from 8:30 am until 12 p.m., Thursday, July 10 at the Event Centre, 700 Crockett St. in Beaumont. Tickets are $35 and sponsorships start at $325. For more info contact Jason deGroot at jason.degroot@texasdiversitycouncil. org or 713-775-5257.

Campfire hosts 11th annual golf tourney July 12 Orange Council Campfire 11th annual golf tournament begins with a shotgun start at 8 a.m., Saturday, July 12 at Sunset Grove Country Club in Orange. Registration forms available at 908 Pine St. in Orange. Call 409-883-8841 or go to for more info.

hosted the second Tuesday of each month at St. Mark’s Episocopal Church and provide an opportunity for men to meet others who share their experiences, with speakers providing information that helps to strengthen recovery and one-on-one support. Prostate cancer screenings will be held in Orange Saturday, June 21. The Gift of Life screens men who are at least 45 years of age (40 if African American or younger if there is a family history of prostate cancer) who have not had prostate cancer, have limited income and are medically underinsured. Call the Gift of Life to find out if you qualify for a screening and to make an appointment: (409) 833-3663.

Summertime Plans by Pearl Burgess

School is out! Now it’s time to have fun! I can swim and surf and bask in the sun, I can stay up late and then sleep till noon Not a care for me, beginning in June. No more having to set a ringing clock I can fish all day off the old river dock, I don’t have to stress if I pass or fail I don’t have to live by any school bell. I can eat when I want both night and day I can talk on my phone and have my say, I can hang out with friends any time I want No rules for me! No more do’s and don’ts! What’s that Mom, what did you say? I need to get a job? Hey, no way! I can mow grass or baby sit some kids? Surely you’re joking! Heaven forbid! You and Dad worked when you were teens? But I shouldn’t have to! That’s just mean! You want me to learn the value of work? To not be lazy and from work never shirk? What is happening to my wonderful plans? Mom’s really serious! Oh, man, oh, man! But Mom said I’d work just part of the time There’ll still be room for some plans of mine. I guess I’ll have fun and earn a buck or two A little work won’t hurt, I’ll get through! Mom and Dad will have such great respect Oh, no! What else are they going to expect?

LCM Class of 1994 to hold reunion July 19 LCM Class of 1994 has scheduled their 20 Year Reunion 7 p.m.12 a.m., July 19 at L’auberge in Lake Charles. Final details are pending with more numbers coming in. For more information go to their “Class of 1994 LCM Reunion” group on Facebook or contact Misty Bornholdt-Winder at 409-882-4040 or e-mail

Stark High Class of 1954 to hold 60th reunion The Lutcher Stark High School Class of 1954 will host its 60th Class Reunion Oct. 10-11 at the Sunset Grove Country Club. Cost is $50 single $100 a couple. Hospitality is scheduled from 5 -9 p.m., Friday, Oct. 10. Saturday, breakfast is at 9 a.m., dinner and visiting is at 5 p.m. Tentative dates to return reservation forms is Aug. 15. If you have not received your contact letter or e-mail please contact Joette Evans Webb at or call 409-883-9432 or her cell 409-920-8683.

Texas Renaissance Festival to celebrate 40 years The Kingdom is stronger than ever. During the past three years, the festival has been completely over hauled with new stages, shoppes and demonstration areas and has seen its highest attendance ever. The Festival will run weekends from Oct. 11th-Nov. 30th and Thanksgiving Friday.


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Death Announcement Bob Travis, Jr. Orange Bob William Travis, Jr., 69, of Orange, passed away on June 5, 2014, at his home. Born in New Orleans, La. he was the son of Bob William Travis, Sr. and Mary Louise (Stewart) Travis. He is survived by his wife, Rebecca Travis; children, Tina Ashmore, Robby Travis and wife, Dana; grandchildren, Allyson Sanchez and husband, Adam , Jade Fairchild and husband, Jamison, Monty Travis, Jenna Ashmore; great-grandchildren, Landon and Preston Sanchez andAdelyn Travis; brothers, Herman, Steve and David Travis. He is preceded in death by his parents and sonin-law, Eugene Ashmore. Cremation will be under the direction of Claybar Haven of Rest with a memorial service to be held at a later date.

Services to be held Ronald Barnes, Sr. Hartburg Ronald Thomas “ Ronnie ” Barnes, Sr. 60, of Hartburg, passed away Saturday, June 7, 2014 in Vidor, Texas. Memorial services to remember and honor Ronnie’s life will be at 10 a.m. Friday, June 13 in the Chapel of Dorman Funeral Home in Orange. A gathering of Ronnie’s family and friends for a time of comfort and sharing will be from 5 until 9 p.m., Thursday, at the funeral home. At Ronnie’s request, cremation was held prior to services and his remains will be scattered on the Roosevelt Mountain in Ozone, Tenn. Born in Berea, Ohio, and raised in Ozone, Tenn. he moved to Houston as a teenager but always considered the mountains of Tenn. as his home. Ronnie served in the US Marine Corp. He married his wife, Dale in 1979 and moved to Deweyville where they raised two children. Ronnie is preceded in death by his grandson, Daniel Zane Coker. Those who will most cherish his memory are his wife of 35 years, Dale Barnes; daughter, Melissa Coker and husband, Danny; his son, Tommy Barnes all of Hartburg; mother, Dorothy Love of Crab Orchard, Tenn.; father, Lloyd Barnes, Jr. of Deweyville; six sisters, Sue O’Banion of Starks, La., Donna Klenke of Houston, Linda Barnes of Deweyville, Debbie Haskins of Douglas, Kansas, Karen Thomas and Robin Sherrill of Crab Orchard, Tenn. And last but not least, we must say that the Apple of Ronnie’s eye were his grandchildren, Kyle, Dylan, Zoe, Ian, Aden, Adelyn, Waylon and Braxton. In addition to his family, the love of his life was his HarleyDavidson Motorcycle. His next greatest was playing music, especially Blue Grass and he enjoyed playing music for hours and hours with his friends.

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Donald Couthran Orange Donald S. “Donnie” Couthran, 76, of Orange, passed away on June 10, 2014, at Harbor Hospice in Beaumont. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, June 12, at McDonald Memorial Baptist Church in Orange. Officiating will be the Rev. Joel Warren of McDonald Memorial Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Orange Forest Lawn Cemetery in Orange. Visitation will be from 1-2 p.m., Thursday at McDonald Memorial Baptist Church in Orange. Born in Houston on August 25, 1937, he was the son of Norman and Etta Mae (Sims) Couthran. Donnie had served in the United States Army and later was an operator at Chevron Chemical for over 30 years. He was a member of McDonald Memorial Baptist Church and enjoyed teaching children at VBS but mostly enjoyed and loved his grandchildren. Donnie was a member of the American Legion and enjoyed fishing. He established the Gulf/ Chevron Bass Club and was a former member of the Hemphill Bass Club. He is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Helen Rose Couthran; twin brother, Ronnie Couthran; brothers, Guy Couthran, John, Boyce and Chester Stephenson; and his step-mother, Martha Stephenson Couthran. He is survived by his wife, Bobby Joe Couthran of Orange; sons, Jeffery Couthran of Orange and Gerald Couthran and wife, Amber of Chester; stepchildren, Cindy Groner and husband, Richard of Bloomington, ID, and Tim Talbert and wife, Angela of Orange; grandchildren, Jake and Cydnye Elaine Couthran; step-grandchildren, Paige and Logan Talbert, Brittney and Trent Heard; step-grandchild, Braylee; siblings, Martha Vandenberge of Orange, Verna Dougharty and husband, Wayne of Orange, JoAnn Dean of Hilltop Lake and Bill Couthran of Washington. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, National Office, 255 N. Michigan Ave. Fl. 17, Chicago, Il 60601.

Linda Bollman West Orange Linda L. Walles Bollman, 66, of West Orange, passed away in the early morning hours of Monday, June 9, 2014 at her home, holding the hand of her husband, Howard. Memorial services to remember and honor Linda’s life will be at 3 p.m. Friday, June 13 in the Chapel of Dorman Funeral Home in Orange with the Rev. Scott McIntosh, pastor of North Orange Baptist Church, officiating. A gathering of family and friends will be from 2 to 3 p.m. Friday at the

funeral home. Cremation and service arrangements are under the direction of Dorman Funeral Home in Orange. Linda enjoyed being a wife, mother, sister and friend to many. She was a wonderful woman, born in Orange, Texas on August 9, 1947 to her parents, Jesse and Rena (Sonier) Walles. She grew up in the Orangefield community and had lived in Orange for the last several years. She battled cancer for the last four years of her life, however she continued her journey with an unwavering spirit. Linda is preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Floyd Walles. Those who will most cherish her memory are her husband, Howard Bollman of West Orange; her son, Tim Bollman of West Orange; her step sons, Randy Bolman and wife, Kris of Virginia and Andy Bollman and wife, Tami of Bullard; her sister, Betty Dudley of Vidor; four granddaughters and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends. Linda’s family wishes to express sincere thanks to the Staff of Texas Oncology and Odyssey Hospice for their care and efforts during the last four years of Linda’s life. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Linda’s memory to the American Cancer Society, 755 S. Eleventh St., Suite 212, Beaumont, TX 77701-3723. 409835-2138 or donate. Condolences may be expressed for the family at www.dormanfuneralhome. com

Virginia Lewis Orange Virginia Lee Lewis, 85, of Orange, passed away on June 6, 2014, at Oak Grove Nursing Home in Groves. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, June 14 at Dorman Cemetery in Orange. Born in Mexia, Texas, on Jan. 4, 1929 she was the daughter of Walter Lee Ross and Florence Sarah (Reid) Ross. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hugh Lewis; son, Ronnie Lewis; sisters, Freda Dunn, Sarah Nutt and Fern VanWinkle. She is survived by her son, Brady Lewis of Orange; grandson, Donavan Garrett; three great-grandchildren; and brother, George Ross and wife, Sandra of Deweyville. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association: Beaumont Regional Office, 700 North St., Suite M, Beaumont, TX 77701.

John Romano Orange John Dominic Romano, 56, passed away at Lewisville Medical Center, June 3, 2014, as a result of a sudden cardiac arrest he suffered May 21. Funeral Mass will be held at 3 p.m. on June 11 at St. Mary Catholic Church, with Father Joseph P. Daleo officiating, followed by private interment of his cremated remains at St. Mary Cemetery, under the direction of Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. John was born to Joe and Ro-

salie Romano on Oct. 5, 1957, in Orange. He grew up there as part of a big, loving, traditional Italian-American family and enjoying an idyllic small town childhood where everyone knew everyone, games of street lot football, baseball and basketball were daily occurrences, tree-houses and BB guns were everywhere, swimming, waterskiing, hunting and fishing were favored pastimes. After graduating from Lutcher Stark High School, he attended the University of Texas at Austin, where he was a loved and respected member of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity and the Texas Cowboys. John’s friendships from high school and his days at UT, especially the bond with his fraternity brothers remained important to him throughout his life. Before retiring, he worked in finance, budgeting and sales with the City of Austin, Lower Colorado River Authority, the Texas Workers Compensation Insurance Fund and Corporate Health Plans. John was a loving and kind man with a heart as big as Texas. He loved his family and friends with a pure and joyous love, especially his son John Joseph Romano, who was according to John “The best thing I ever did.” John was also an outdoorsman who loved hunting and fishing with his son and his friends. John was an avid gardener and a wonderful cook. He enjoyed orchestrating a sausage making party with his brother Tom every year. He never met a stranger and it was not uncommon for him to end up with a new friend from a conversation in a grocery store check-out line. John hated email, texting and other modern technology-driven ways of communication and instead much preferred getting caught up over a good long telephone conversation or an in-person visit. His family treasures those conversations. John is survived by his loving wife, Kristen; beloved son, John; and parents; his siblings, their spouses and children, Tom and Barbara Romano of Flower Mound, Mary and Michael Trocino of Austin, Joy and Ken Miller of Houston and Joey and Melissa of Orange. He is also survived by Kristen’s family, Kurt and Trixie Schnellenbach; sisters-in-law and families, Stacy and Bryan Bogle and Teresa and Gene Munn. Also, John will be sorely missed by his uncle Carlo Romano, many cousins and their fami-

lies, as well as former wife, Dubravka Romano and family and numerous life-long friends. The family is grateful for the wonderful care provided by ICU staff at Lewisville Medical Center who did everything in their power to save John. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made in the name of John D. Romano to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation.

Norma Curran Orange Norma Carol Curran, 79, of Orange, went to be with the Lord on June 5, 2014. Funeral services will be 10 a.m., Friday, June 13 at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Burial will follow at Orange Forest Lawn in Orange. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m., Thursday, June 12 at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Born in McPherson, Kansas on Nov. 15, 1934 she was the daughter of Orville O. and Jennie M. (Shidler) Braymer. Norma was a member of First Christian Church. She was also a member of Beta Sigma Phi since April of 1956 and owner of Genco Enterprises. Norma will be dearly be missed by family, friends and those whom their lives were touched by her. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Glenn Curran; grandson Joshua Erway; and brother, Orville Braymer. She is survived by her children, Corbin Erway and wife, Judy of Vidor, Carol Gaspard and husband, Tommy J. of Port Arthur and Patrick Beebe and wife, Cindy of Orange; grandchildren, David Erway and wife Carrie, Timothy Thompson and wife Sable and Peyton Beebe; great-grandchildren Emily and Brandon Erway and Rider Thompson; and her brother, Verlyn Braymer and wife, Patti of Calif. Serving as pallbearers will be David Erway, Timothy Thompson, Jr., Corbin Erway, Glenn “Bubba” Johnson, Verlyn Brayner and Tommy Gaspard. Honorary pallbearer is Freddie Yust.

Ruby Kennedy Formerly Orange Ruby Edgerton Kennedy, 89, of St. Joseph, MO, passed away on June 6, 2014, at Heartland Regional Medical Center in St. Joseph. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, June 11 at Claybar Funeral Home in

Orange. Officiating will be Pastor Danny Vinson. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. Ruby was born in Orange, Texas, on Sept. 8, 1924 to Joseph T. and Callie (Curl) Edgerton who preceded her in death. She was preceded in death by her husband, Amos Mullins, father of her two children and husbands, Rex C. Clark and Elmer Dean “Bo” Kennedy; beloved brothers, Jodie, Charlie, Johnny, Henry and Bobby Edgerton and beloved sisters: Rosa Mae Edgerton, Marvelene Hutchens, Peggy Moore, Barbara Holmes and Betty Tarver. She is survived by two daughters, Evelyn Kallauner and husband Larry of St. Joseph, MO., Linda Sue Horsman and husband David of Eagle, ID.; brothers, James Edgerton of Weatherford, Jack Edgerton and wife, Juanita of Spring., Donald Edgerton and wife, Lupe of Call, Gabriel Villanoueva and wife, Velma of Bridge City and numerous nieces and nephews. She is also survived by four grandchildren, Reyna Kallauner of Simpsonvillve, S.C., Carrie Rudolph of Pocatello, ID., Devin Kallauner and fiancée Katie Wyland, of St. Joseph, MO. and Todd Horsman and wife, Jerlene, of Eagle, ID., and three great- granddaughters, Jillian Rudolph, Jocelynn and Shelby Kallauner. Mother requested honorary pallbearers grandons, Devin Kallauner and Todd Horsman; and requested nephews, Matt and Chuck Steele, Dallen Tarver, Felipe Edgerton, David Villanoueva and Jimmy Young.

Services held Shirley Samuels Orange Shirley Mae (LaSalle) Samuels, 81, of Orange, passed away on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 in Houston, Texas. Memorial services to remember and honor Shirley’s life were held June 6 in the Chapel of Dorman Funeral Home in Orange with Father Joseph P. Daleo, officiating. Shirley was born on Jan. 26, 1933 in Port Arthur to her parObits Page 7A

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Kidney stew, bucket of blood and glad to have it n Sometimes a writer intends to write one thing and their mind drifts to another time Times were hard; the Depression had taken its toll. My grandfather Nelson had died leaving no man around to help provide even food. Mom and I could earn 35 cents per hundred pounds in the cotton fields. Between us, in the sorry cotton field, we seldom earned over that for a full day of picking in the hot August sun. Mom would earn a few coins washing and ironing clothes at night. Grandma Availa took care of preparing us something to eat. Once a week, she would send me to the slaughter house early in the morning, arriving before the folks who could afford meat got there. We seldom had regular meat on our table, we couldn’t afford it. We were broker than today’s Ten Commandments. Grandma would wrap a few coins in a handkerchief-like white rag so I wouldn’t lose any of them. She gave me a flower sack to put my purchases in. She would tell me to bring the milk bucket and if Mr. Meaux was there he would give us a bucket of blood. I walked the

We ate lots of other things like pig’s feet, etouffee, chitlings and crawfish meals made with crawfish caught in the rice fields, long before other people discovered they were eatable. In the winter we would hunt rabbits with a stick. Surprisingly we got quite a few in the cold months. I would hunt blackbirds with what today is called a sling-shot. The gun was easy to make, a tree limb with a fork in it, two strips from a bicycle inner tube, a shoe tongue, twine and a sack of rocks to shoot. Grandma made blackbird jambalaya and if I got a few robins to go along, she made bird gumbo. It was some good. Gumbo could be made from almost anything; turtle stew was good eating also. My favorite was kidney stew. I’d pick up a beef kidney at the slaughterhouse and grandma would cut it up in bite size chunks. Kidney made the best stew you could wrap your lips around. The rich, thick gravy, with spices, had a distinct taste that has lasted in my mind for all these many years. A few years ago, I mentioned to Johnny Montagne that it had been over 50 years since I had eaten kidney stew but in my memory I remembered what it tasted like and before I died I’d like to have a mess of it like Grandma used to make. Johnny said he was an expert at cooking kidney stew and for my birthday he would make me some. He was true to his word.

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ents, Charlie and Belzire LaSalle. Shirley is preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Richard W. Samuels, Sr. Those who will most cherish her memory are her children, Richard W. Samuels, Jr., Michael K., Lori L. and Susan M. Samuels; sister, Norma Flanagan; grandsons, Joshua D., Dante, Derick and Daniel Samuels and great-granddaughter, Harper E. Samuels. Condolences may be expressed for the family at www.

Katie Vaughn Orange Katie Vaughn, 100, of Orange, went to be with her sweet Jesus on Sunday morning, June 8, 2014, in Orange. Funeral services were 10 a.m., this morning, June 11, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating was the Rev. Jeff Bell and the Rev. Travis Hood. Burial followed at Orange Forest Lawn Cemetery in Orange. Visitation was Tuesday at the funeral home. Born in Dodge, Texas on March 3, 1914, she was the daughter of James Harrison Burt and Betty C. (Brown) Burt. Katie was a member of Cove Baptist Church and enjoyed being with her family and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Betty Bradley; brothers and sisters; and great-grandchild, Gary Alan Bradley. She is survived by her son-

Grandma would be proud to put her name on Johnny’s kidney stew. He learned to make it from his mother Caroline, a fascinating lady who was blind. Johnny became a great cook from helping her. From his Grandma Bailey, who was fullblooded Spanish, he learned to cook tripe and cow’s tongue that he claims is unbeatable. No one could fry chicken like Grandma but that was only for special occasions. Because a chicken went further if it was cooked into a fricassee, a lot of gravy, on rice. We ate a lot of rice, sometimes three times a day, with milk for breakfast, gravy for lunch and with syrup for supper time. That’s before the night meal was called dinner. Ironically, I started out to write a Father’s Day column, but got to thinking about how we survived those hard times while Dad was living the good life; eating Ribeye and Porterhouse steak. I also thought where ever Clay is; maybe this message will reach him. I want him to know I have no hatred for the childhood I was forced to live. We did with what we had and were glad to have it. I wouldn‘t wish it on anyone but I wouldn‘t take anything for the love we had and the little food we shared. Maybe all that iron is what has sustained me into thoese late senior years. It‘s a great life thanks to those wonderful women who raised me and to your Dad “Happy Father‘s Day.

July 3, 1976 to June 13, 2013

in-law, Glenn Bradley of Orange; grandchildren, James David Bradley, Gary Bradley and wife, Donna, and Glenda Bloomfield and husband, Charles; five great-grandchildren; 11 great-great-grandchildren; and sister, Mattie Trahan of Orange.

Verdie Wilson Orange Verdie Wilson, 94, of Orange, Texas passed away on June 7, 2014, at Azelia Manor, in Orange. Funeral services were June 9 at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating was the Rev. Nathan Sleetwood. Burial followed at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Orange. Born in Kirbyville on Sept. 23, 1918, Verdie was the daughter of Mid and Essie (Mason) Thompson. She was known by her family and friends as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend. Her life was dedicated to her Savior Lord Jesus and her family. She fought the good fight, ran her race and she has obtained her prize. Throughout her life she served her family, friends and enjoyed being married to her love, Jariet. Verdie was preceded in death by her husband, Jariet Wilson; brother Curtis Thompson; and sister Ruby Wilson. She leaves behind her daughter; Barbara Saunders of Orange; her son, Jerry Wilson of Orange; her grandchildren, Stephen and wife Cindy Saunders, Kevin Saunders, Rebecca and husband Robert Barker,

Lori and husband Donnie Barker, Renee and husband David Abshire, Jerry Lee and wife Gidget Wilson and Ricky Wilson; her great-grandchildren, Jonathan Saunders and wife Amber, Leslie and husband Wes Miller, Jeremy Parker, Candice Campbell and husband Chase, Chase Parker and wife Kylee, Brittany Abshire, Sheree McCarty and husband Trey, Becky Abshire, Elyssa and Grayce Barker, Gabriel Caldwell, Hailey Mathews and husband Matt and Kristin Quiley and husband Cory; greatgreat-grandchildren, Christian and Karley Saunders, Charli Miler, Ethan, Sarah, Nick and Dax Parker, Cayden and Caleb Campbell, Braxton McCarty and Tabitha Mathews. The family would like to give a special thank you to the entire staff that became a part of their family at Azalea Manor and New Century Hospice

he resided until his passing. Bill was devoted to his extensive family, which includes eight siblings, numerous nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. He was a 1968 graduate of St. Mary High School, where he was All-State on the Hornets’ football team. He had an associate’s degree from Lamar University. Bill had a tremendous constitution and was a faithful man of God. He was an active member of St. Mary Catholic Church, regularly serving in the soup kitchen. In his participation in Right-toLife events, he did not shirk from spending many cold nights sleeping outdoors. Bill was an avid fan of the Buffalo Bills and the family feels certain that he will continue monitoring their progress from heaven’s grandstands. He was a reserved man. Those close to him enjoyed his

You have been gone one year. We miss you and you will always be in our hearts. We treasured our time together and will always remember what a special man you were. We love you and miss yo. Your family, Linda, Larry, Somer, Cash and Knox DeBlanc quick wit while all that knew him benefitted from his kind and compassionate heart. We will miss him but rejoice that his earthly afflictions are all behind him.

Those interested in donating, please consider gifts to the St. Mary Catholic Church soup kitchen or Forty Days for Life, 3511 Lawn Oak Dr., Orange, TX 77632.



rail to the slaughter house, a mile or so down the railroad track. It would have been much further going by road. We got lots of iron in our diet. The blood was used to make blood pies, gravy and blood boudain, which is still made in Louisiana but can’t be transported because of the blood content. That is the only kind of boudian we had, the meat and rice kind came later. We also ate liver and all-falls, and then topped it off with Steen syrup, 100 percent iron, for dessert. Fifteen cents nearly filled my sack with tripe, (cow stomach) which we ate often. It didn’t smell very good until it was washed and scraped. The honey cones were hard to clean but once you put it through several cleaning processes, it came out snow white. Today it is bought already cleaned. Mexicans eat it in a soup like dish called menudo. We fried it in strips, boiled it in highly seasoned vinegar water or ate it with dumplings. For a big Sunday meal or on special occasions we had cow’s tongue. It was expensive, 40 cents each. For that price we could buy a variety of other stuff. Today, since the rich folks have discovered it, a tongue sells for $18 to $24. Grandma would remove the tongue’s skin and stuff it with garlic and spices like a roast. She cooked it in a big, iron pot. It made beautiful brown gravy that was served on a bed of rice. A real treat.

“Bill” Mumbach Orange William David “Bill” Mumbach went to the Lord on May 15, 2014 after an extended illness. Visitation was May 20 with a Cursillo Rosary. A funeral Mass was held at St. Mary Catholic Church May 21 followed by grave site services at St. Mary Cemetery. A reception for family and friends followed at St. Mary Church Hall. He was born on Nov. 24, 1950 in North Tonawanda, N.Y., the son of William and Eileen (Shine) Mumbach. At the age of 9, he moved to Orange, where

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Summer 2014 “Stick around, it is totally worth it” One very young dad’s advice

Penny LeLeux For The Record Andrew Beach at the age of 15, was a promising athlete in high school that was being scouted in baseball by the Colorado Rockies and was a regular high school student in every way. That changed on April 22, 2010. That day, he became a dad. “I got the call about 8 o’clock in the morning,” said Glenda Beach, Andrew’s mother. The call was from the mother of Andrew’s girlfriend, Megan Wales, who was 16 at the time. “She just had a baby,” said the voice on the phone. “I said, ‘what are you talking about, I just left your house 15 minutes ago, literally,’” said Glenda. No one, including Megan, knew she was pregnant until she had the baby. Andrew was getting ready for school and had just gotten out of the shower when Glenda told him, “Guess what, you’re a daddy.” “Then he passed out,” said Andrew’s dad, Gary Beach. “I still had the towel around me and everything,” said Andrew. An ambulance took Megan and their new son, Christian, to the hospital. Christian, weighed in at 7 pounds, 11.8 ounces “When they finally let us go back to the nursery and I looked at him through the window I think I passed out for a minute because I was looking at a spitting image of [Andrew],” said Glenda. “The minute [Christian] was born, this one (Andrew) was up at night feeding and changing diapers,” she said “He quit baseball to take care of him, “ said Gary. Andrew tested to skip his junior year in high school and graduated at the age of 17. He joined the military to take care of his family. Unfortunately a knee injury in the first week

sent him home. Once he recovered from the knee injury, he applied and was accepted to the firefighters program at Lamar, but financial aid didn’t come through, so he couldn’t attend. He has been working at McDonald’s in Orange to save money. In August he will attend Lamar State College-Orange to earn his Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) certification. He hopes to work for Acadian Ambulance, then later go to firefighter training when he saves enough money. A local organization, Biddings and Blessings holds online auction benefits on Facebook for locals in need and recently held a benefit, to help Andrew with his tuition. “My plan is I’m going to work in Orange as an EMT, then once I become a firefighter, work for the city of Orange, Beaumont or Port Arthur, somewhere around here for a couple of years,” said Andrew. “Then my main goal is to be a firefighter in a big city like Houston, Dallas, San Antonio, New Orleans, something like that, a big city.” “He wants more action,” said his mom. He has been drawn to service occupations since meeting “Preacher Man” in the service. Andrew was discharged when he hurt his knee. Preacher Man was sent to Afghanistan and was killed. Glenda feels Andrew was destined to meet Preacher Man. “It changed his life.” Currently Andrew and Megan are together with Christian, living as a family with Andrew’s parents. The Beaches created a space for them in their home. Is marriage in the future for Andrew and Megan? “We talk about it a lot, but we are just going to see the way things go,” said Andrew. “We’ve had a couple of breaks, two, three, four months, but we’ve always gotten back together.” In the fall they hope to enroll Young Dad Page 3B

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For the first time since the two month run on big trout that didn’t slow down until late March, the bragging size trout were once again on the prowl last week. The numbers weren’t as impressive and the bite was on the brief side each day, but the rumor of three thirty-inch trout in a single week was motivation enough for most anFreshly caught Texas trout glers! Not surprisingly, by the time Sunday gest crowd of fishermen on the lake. More morning rolled around area boat launches than one boat in a single spot does indicate were packed with anglers hoping for a posthere are fish there….doesn’t it? sible swing at the trout of a lifetime. Cell I personally saw only one of the trout evphones and internet can be very valuable eryone is talking about, but I have since assets for fishermen, but they can prove to spoken with fishing friends that saw at be a pain in the butt as well. I am not much least one of the other two. The longest of on either one, thus I may have been the the three, if not the heaviest as well, was only trout enthusiast between Houston caught by an angler fishing a seven inch and Lake Charles that had not read about worm under a popping cork after running or heard the reports. out of live mud minnows. His fish may or I was in a tackle shop in Lake Charles may not be headed for the taxidermist, but Thursday night after fishing most of the it did leave the lake in his cooler. day and there were several fishermen The other two fish were caught by anganged up and already talking about a glers drifting soft plastics and both were thirty inch trout that had been caught on released on the spot. One of the fish was Sabine that same morning. By the time I measured and photographed while resting got home I had three voice mails and a pile on top of the net without ever putting her of emails either confirming the catch or in the boat. That fish appeared to be closer asking if it were true. to thirty-one inches. I don’t think that any of the more hard Sammy Hall sent me a picture of the 30 core anglers that paid their dues on those inch trout that Richard Netherly caught bitterly cold and windy days between Januwhile fishing with him and while pictures ary and late March doubted that we would can be deceiving, I have no doubt that their experience at least a short run of big fish in fish was easily over ten pounds. I talked the early summer. Most of their big trout with other anglers that were fishing nearwere caught and released without any fan by and they were convinced it was a double fare, but the average fisherman is not digit trout. tough enough or not mad enough at the Hall added that they had to work at refish to have endured those conditions even viving the big trout, but she finally got her if they had heard about those fish. second wind, righted herself and sped Warmer weather, more favorable winds away to recuperate. At least from a guide’s and one or two glowing reports is all it standpoint, the only thing more gratifying takes, however, for most folks to merit gasthan catching the trout of a lifetime is putsing up the bay boat and hunting the big-

ting someone else on that kind of fish. Congratulations to Richard and Sammy! That is as much as I know about the three trout in question. Amazingly enough, not one of those trout were taken by anglers entered in the CCA STAR tournament. We endured a tougher wind Monday and Tuesday and I have received no more emails or pictures on the phone, but that does not surprise me. We may not see another trout like those three in a long time, but it is nice to know that at least two of them are out there still putting on weight and making more genetically superior baby trout. The river bass fishermen may not get the same boost on the eve of this weekend’s bigger than ever “Do It In Orange” fishing classic as the river is still running high and off colored, but that won’t slow down the teams looking to earn a very good two day paycheck. With a total of $22,500 in prize money up for grabs in four divisions as well as a $500 gift certificate from David Self Ford for all thirty winners the field could be the largest in the tournament’s history. For more information on entering the event call The Greater Orange Area Chamber of Commerce at 409-883-3536 or tournament chairman, John Gothia at 409882-1217. Mailed entry fees must be received by June 13.


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Will Texans search for franchise QB end with Fitzpatrick? Kaz’s Korner Joe Kazmar For The Record Now that the hullabaloo about having our first Triple Crown winning race horse since Affirmed in 1978 has come and gone, Texas football fans can get back to the same dilemma that has bugged them since the end of the 2013 NFL season—how can the Houston Texans regain the respect they once had from the rest of the league? Just as the final gun sounded ending that horrific 2-14 debacle that tormented the Texans fans throughout the winter, their biggest wish of either drafting or trading for a franchise quarterback fell by the wayside when Houston once again passed on their chance to draft college football’s hottest quarterback Johnny Manziel and selected defensive lineman Jadevon Clowney. Now don’t get me wrong, Clowney deserved the top billing he received several weeks before last month’s draft, and he will be a great addition to the defensive line anchored by All-Pro J.J. Watt and make the Houston Texans one of the feared defensive threats in the league for years to come. But Houston’s problem last season was NOT the defense, although it got worst as the season went on ONLY because it was on the field most of the game due to an inept offense—especially at the quarterback position where starter Matt Schaub quickly fell out of favor with the fans because of the numerous Pick Sixes he threw early in the season. When the chanting fans finally got their wish and Head Coach Gary Kubiak benched Schaub, things got no better. In fact it got worst because of the inexperience of Schaub’s backups and also the fact All-Pro running back Arian Foster went on injured reserve for the remainder of the season. So now the Texans were without a competent quarterback or a running back which resulted in a multitude of three-and-outs and very little scoring by the offensive unit and consequently a losing streak at eventually grew to an outlandish 12 straight games. A head coaching change was imminent and made, but instead of the gurus pulling the strings and opting for an experienced NFL head coach like Jon Gruden, Bill Cowher or a multitude of choices, the Texans braintrust went with Bill O’Brien, who replaced deposed coaching legend Joe Paterno at Penn State and never was an NFL head coach. O’Brien did work with one of the best in the business, New England’s Bill Belichick, first as quarterback coach and later offensive coordina-

tor. O’Brien had a passion for developing young, inexperienced quarterbacks, so perhaps with Case Keenum and T.J Yates on the team, the choice had some merit. But the first thing O’Brien does is handpick 31-year-old journeyman quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick in free agency from the Tennessee Titans and declares him as the Texans’ top choice to potentially guide the initial stage of the organizational rebuild, master a complex new offense and providing leadership that the Gary Kubiak era fruitlessly searched for. O’Brien believes the Texans can minimize Fitzpatrick’s turnovers and maximize his potential as a game manager and signed him to a twoyear deal worth $7.25 million. “We really liked his intelligence,” O’Brien said. “We liked the fact that he had played a bunch of football. We felt what was best for the Houston Texans was to find a good fit at quarterback for our system, He was the guy that we thought fit that.” Fitzpatrick is on his fifth team in 10 years and boasts a mundane 28-49-1 lifetime record, and according to Sunday’s Houston Chronicle, wouldn’t be a Week 1 starter on any 2014 playoff contender. He has thrown 106 career touchdowns, 93 interceptions, has a 59.8 completion percentage and a passing rating of 77.5. Greg Cosell, NFL Films senior producer, believes Fitzpatrick could be the perfect answer to the 2014 Texans. He rates him as having a good arm, high intelligence, legitimate experience and a natural feel for the position. Cosell lists Fitzpatrick’s negatives as having limited athleticism, occasionally frenetic in the pocket and makes random regrettable throws that can turn games upside down. Fitzpatrick’s credentials appear very similar to those of departed starting quarterbacks David Carr and Matt Schaub, who never became the franchise quarterback the Houston Texans were searching for since 2002. “A quarterback like Fitzpatrick can sometimes be exposed, which is why Ryan Fitzpatrick is not Tom Brady,” Cosell evaluated. “But for the most part, I think Bill (O’Brien) sees a guy that he can really manipulate and control—in a positive sense—and get the most out of him.” Fitzpatrick’s mentor was 43-year-old veteran quarterback Gus Frerotte, who played 15 seasons for seven teams. When they played together for Minnesota Fitzpatrick was in his second season and Frerotte in his 13th. Frerotte saw a protégé in Fitzpatrick and passed on many valuable tips that helped him become a better player and game manager. Perhaps Fitzpatrick might have that same kind of influence on young Tom Savage, the Texans quarterback selected in the fourth round. The Houston Texans are banking on one of those two to be the franchise quarterbacks of the very near future. Bill O’Brien’s job will depend on it. KWICKIES…It appears the Houston Astros

promotions of their top prospects to the major leagues is paying huge dividends. Since management elevated top prospects George Springer and Jon Singleton and stuck with strikeout king Chris Carter, things have improved immensely. All three walloped homers in Sunday’s 14-5 rout of the Twins in Minnesota, with Carter and Singleton’s being grand slams—the first time the Astros have hit two Grand Salami’s in one game since July 30, 1969. Springer has hit 12 round trippers since early May, Carter has bashed six since May 9 and Singleton has already hit two since being brought up last week. All three sluggers plus third basemen Matt Dominguez are capable of bashing 30 homers in a season. And the Astros have won 11 of their last 15 games through Sunday and five of their last eight series. Brad Gilmore had a hole-in-one last week on the 158-yard Par 3 No. 3 hole at Sunset Grove Country Club in Orange. He made his ace using a Hybrid-4 club playing with the foursome of walkers that included Ron Roberts, Darrel Latiolais and John Grooters. And for his effort and because he is a member of the 2014 Men’s Golf Association, he was presented with a check for $200. It could very well have been a freak accident that prevented California Chrome from winning horse racing’s Triple Crown in Saturday’s Belmont Stakes. When the 4/5 favorite sprang from the gate at the start of the race, his right hind leg inadvertently kicked his right front leg, which is like in human terms, ripping off a fingernail.

Most horses would pull up lame and quit the race, but the game California Chrome continued and finished in a dead-heat tie for fourth place. The 1½-mile race was won by 11-to-1 shot Tonalist who had run only one race since Feb. 22 but won it by four lengths at Belmont May 10 over Commissioner, the same horse that came in second in the Belmont. If I had a little more time before the race, I would have picked up on that fact from the program and bet a $2 exacta box with Tonalist and Commissioner and probably had an extra $300 in my blue jeans today. The Miami Heat returned home fortunate to be 1-1 in the NBA Finals with San Antonio. And the Heat stands at 8-0 at home so far this season in the 2014 playoffs going into last night’s (Tues.) Game 3. It appears LeBron James came to life Sunday by scoring 14 of his game-high 35 points in the third period to rally his team to a narrow 98-96 victory. I still like the Heat in six games. JUST BETWEEN US…One of the hottest topics of conversation on ESPN and other sports talk shows recently was the statement made by Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll who said that if the season began this week, his fastest player Orange’s Earl Thomas would be his choice to return punts and kickoffs. “Why would Carroll want to use the NFL’s best free safety as a punt returner?” those sports talk gurus asked. It probably never will happen, but if it did, Earl certainly would be 100 per cent in favor of the move. He’s dying for the opportunity to score some touchdowns.

Summer fishing in full swing OUTDOORS WEEKLY CAPT. CHUCK UZZLE For The Record

I have come to the realization that there is no cool or “Gucci” way to throw a Carolina rigged live bait so a standard “grip and rip it” approach usually does the job. The unceremonious splash when the rig hit’s the water sounds like 2nd graders throwing crawfish mounds into a park pond. Regardless of the judges scores for splash-less entry and aesthetics the whole contraption does one thing and one thing well, it flat out catches fish. The idea of being able to let a live bait entice a fish into biting while the fisherman expends little or no effort is appealing to say the least for many folks along the gulf coast and beyond. Sabine Lake is certainly no stranger to this technique and for good reason, the close proximity to deep protected water makes the technique a favorite among local anglers. Also the abundance of live bait in the area that can be had with a few quick tosses of a castnet adds to the popularity as well. The Sabine and Calcasieu ecosystems get chock full of perfect sized shad, pogey, and finger

mullet throughout most of the summer. This readily available supply of bait certainly helps out the old pocket book, especially when you compare fresh to what a quart of live shrimp will run you at the bait house. Those shrimp may as well be stamped 14K and come with a certificate of authenticity. Now more than likely a bunch of anglers just blew by this article due to the fact that the magic words “live bait” were mentioned. If so that’s their loss, live bait fishing in itself is another technique that requires a certain set of skills that not everyone can master. Contrary to popular belief you can’t just take a live bait and sling it out anywhere and just start reeling in fish. Many of the folks who routinely turn their noses up at the idea of fishing any other way than “grinding or plugging with arties only” are usually the ones pointing the finger and screaming the loudest at those who choose to fish live bait. “#$%^ Potlickers” is a favorite phrase used by those so far advanced that they would dare not stoop to the level of “chunking meat” at their target. I just shake my Uzzle Outdoors Page 4B

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“Summer Dance Party”

Young Dad

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Christian, now 4 years old, in North Early Learning Center. Andrew offers advice to other young fathers. “Take responsibility for your actions. Tough it out. It will be hard, but it’s going to get better over time. It will get easier,” he said. “I recommend waiting, but if you do find yourself in my shoes, it’s worth it to stick around.” One of the things he enjoys most about Christian is, “watching him act exactly like me, about military, baseball, sports, all that stuff. He’s the spitting image of me. I get to see how much fun my mom and dad had with it.” “This is Andrew made over,” said Glenda about her grandson. Sometimes the responsibility of caring for a 4-year-old by a 19-year-old is tough. “There have been times I wanted to go do something really bad, but I couldn’t because I had to watch him or do something with him. It’s bad,

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but then again it’s also rewarding because you’re getting quality time with your kid.” His advice to older fathers is to be there for your children. “There are some that are twice my age. They have kids and don’t stay. I stayed at the age of 15 for him.” Gary said the situation has been rocky sometimes. “It has been rough, because they were young. [Andrew] was 15 and [Megan] was 16 and they didn’t know nothing,” said Glenda. “Sometimes it was kinda like we were the parents. Sometimes we would try to teach them how to do it right. They didn’t know. They didn’t even know she was pregnant, literally, until she had him.” Glenda said Andrew takes better care of Christian than some older men take care of their children. “It is totally worth it,” said Andrew.

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OCP annual fundraiser begins Thursday

The cast of OCP Fun for Funds has been rehearsing nonstop to bring a great show to the stage for theater patrons this week. Pictured are cast members performing “Under the Sea.” Join them for fun, hors d’oeuveres, wine and dessert Thursday through Saturday. Doors open at 7 p.m. RECORD PHOTO: Mike Louviere

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Orange Community Players, Inc. will present the 10th annual Fun for Funds this week at 7:37 p.m., Thursday through Saturday at 708 W. Division Ave., in Orange. The fundraiser is used to raise additional

funds for building repairs and updates to equipment. In most years passed, it was a review of Broadway show tunes, but this year it is an animated musical revue with an emphasis on Disney. Co-directors Sebastian “Rico” Vasquez and Paul Burch are excited about the show. Burch said

there are a lot of new performers. “We start the show with ‘Circle of Life’ and that is what we are about,” said Burch. The late Jeff Hattman was the last remaining charter member of OCP. When she passed, they dedicated the next season to her. This year they have seen many new faces. “That is the

Uzzle Outdoors From Page 2B head at the notion, I enjoy both styles and routinely employ them in my day to day trips. I get just as big of a rush catching fish with artificials as I do with live bait and that’s the honest to goodness truth. Insert boy scout salute here. Figuring out fish is the name of the game is it not? Finding and patterning fish on a day to day basis is what makes us tick, it’s why we do what we do. If I am capable enough to find structure or an area and understand how fish are relating to it at a certain period of time then it doesn’t matter if I throw a top water or a phone book, I found them and now it’s my choice as to how I catch them. To hear a fisherman discredit another fellow fisherman by saying “yeah but he was throwing live bait” is just a shame and a down right disrespectful. Just because you chose a different method don’t hold that against another fisherman. I never heard a hunter say “yeah he got a limit of ducks but he was using brand X decoys and we were using handmade”, makes a lot of sense doesn’t it. For the next several weeks there will be a really nice pattern that unfolds for the folks who decide for whatever reason to not take advantage of the calmer

weather that will make everything from the marsh to off shore accessible. The summer months historically will dry and the run off from up north will be minimal at best. These conditions will quickly allow both the Sabine River and Neches River to get extremely salty and bring all sorts of different fish inland. Besides the speckled trout, redfish and flounder there will be a whole host of other players including sand trout, whiting, jacks, and of course sharks. Many of these fish show up and catch unsuspecting anglers by surprise, especially those jacks. Several years ago I had a run in with a huge jack about 8 miles up the Sabine River. My clients and I had staked out a great looking flat in the river that had some nice structure and deep water close by. Our morning had been very good for both speckled trout and redfish as` well as a couple of big flounder. We were all throwing live shad on a Carolina rig and enjoying the laid back atmosphere and fellowship that style of fishing provides. That very distinct thump of a good fish crushing a shad and swimming off was all I needed to be prompted into setting the hook. The fish swam off the flat without any fanfare, no surface struggles, no line

Circle of Life,” said Burch. They have been working until the wee hours of the night to prepare the show with rehearsals sometimes going to almost midnight. The difference in the Fun for Funds show is that besides enjoying great musical entertainment, you also get wine, des-

serts and hors d’oeuvres. Admission to the special offering is $25. They suggest getting your reservations in as soon as possible, so they know how much food to prepare. It’s important to note that season ticket holders are not guaranteed seating without reservations. Reservations are held until 7:30 p.m. for evening performances. The doors open at 7 p.m. with hors d’oeuveres and wine served before the show. Dessert and coffee is served at intermission. Act I performances include: “Circle of Life”,” He’s A Tramp,” “Bella Notte,” GATP Commercial, “Poor Unfortunate Souls,” “ The Prayer,” “In My Own Little Corner,” “ Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious,” “There’s Something There,” “I’m a Believer,” Dixie Swim Club Commercial, “I’ll Make a Man Out of You,” “Happy,” “Gospel Truth” and “Deliver Us” Act II: “Belle,” “Hellfire,” “He Lives in You,” “Livin’ La Vida Loca,” Shipwrecked Commercial, “You’ve Got A Friend in Me,” “Once Upon a December,” “Prince Ali,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “Land of 1000 Dances,”

stripping run, just a steady pull that I could not slow down. The initial run had me believing that a big black drum or perhaps a striper had decided to make an appearance, boy was I wrong. Once the fish got off the flat and got into deeper water the whole complexion of the fight changed, whatever had taken the bait had shifted gears and was now in full blown “run off with all your line” mode. Fortunately enough just as we had pulled the anchor and were about to chase the mystery fish it began to make a big circle which enabled me to make up some much needed line. The next half hour was a classic tug of war that ended with a broken rod and 30 pound jack in hand. Easily one of the best and most bizarre catches I have ever had fishing so far up the river. In the summer time you just never know what’s going to show up. The other summer time scenario that presents itself when we have very little fresh water entering the area is the half eaten trout, courtesy of the shark. Anglers that stay on the jetty system or in the gulf deal with these eating machines more often than folks who stay in the lake. The lake fishermen invariably are the poor souls who lose really good fish to these gray missiles, good trout severed in half behind the gills like a butcher with a sharp knife. I’m not sure how they do it but the sharks almost always seem to leave marginal trout alone in

Sweeney Commercial, “Heaven’s Eyes,” “Somewhere Out There” and “Under the Sea.” Is your favorite song included? The cast includes: Jade Hollier, Alina Scogin-Holley, Judy Smith, Blake Clingaman, Michelle Clingaman, Bryan Buzbee, Cydney Hines, Joshua Scales, Ciarra Kendall, Ariel Bowling, Eli Bowling, Aimee McNeil, Jonathan Umbenhaur, Bridget Parker, Jonathan McCollum, Keri Foreman, Natasha Franks, Michael Hudnal,l Terence Holley, Codie Vasquez, Chase Courtier, Alyssa Foreman, Lisa Huckaby, Grace Huckaby, Adriana Francis, Alyssa Humphrey, Sherri Wood, Jim Wood, Yecenia Alvarez, Yizelle Alvarez, Vivanette Morciglio, Lulu Morciglio, Audury Rogers, Bella Rogers and Tyler Foreman. For reservations call 409882-9137, leave your name, number of people in your party and the night you wish to attend. Tickets are also available online at If you purchase tickets online, your reservation will be recorded automatically.

favor of a solid 3 pounder with an 8 dollar lure pinned to it’s lip. I don’t know what’s worse losing the fish or the tackle. Speaking of sharks the summer will also present us many opportunities to see just how insignificant we really are when we get in the water. The ever popular Bull shark, the top shelf predator with a bad attitude will be out in full force so by all means pay attention. Our part of the world that has a great deal of fresh water is an excellent place to find these creatures. Every year it seems like there are some crazy stories of really close encounters with big bull sharks here on Sabine. Most any fisherman who calls this are home has at least one good story share about bumping into a bull shark. These ill tempered critters can get rather large and certainly present a danger to those who are careless. Waders are often reminded to use longer stringers and watch for bleeding fish on those stringers. Another good idea is to not tie off the stringer to your belt, keep it just tucked inside in case a shark does try to make off with your fish you don’t get dragged around. The summer ahead will almost surely be one to remember, just make sure it’s for the right reasons. Please be safe on the water, courteous to your neighbor, and by all means enjoy every minute of every trip.

The Record • Week of Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Lady Cards host summer basketball camp

Bridge City Basketball camp for the Lady Cardinals, grades 9 - 12 had around 50 campers in attendance.

Orange County Church Directory First Baptist Church Orangefield

Trinity Baptist Church

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

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

St. Paul United Methodist Church

Coach Ken Pittman and staff at BC elementary coached Kindergarten through 3rd grade.

Coach Jennifer Willis and Coach Tony Bradley coached grades 4 through 9 at the Bridge City High School.

Youngsters from Kindergarten through the grade 12 turned out for basketball camp hosted by the Lady Cards. They received instruction on dribbling, passing, shooting and more.

ChurCh Briefs Summer fine arts camp to be held July 7-11 Grace Point at Eagle Heights Church located at 11815 Interstate 10, Orange will be hosting Artios Outpost, a Christian fine arts summer day camp for students age 7-16, July 7-11. Please visit for details and registration.

Enthuse Entertainment releases ”Alone Yet Not Alone” Opening in Beaumont Father’s Day weekend at Tinseltown USW 15, Enthuse Entertainment presents the riveting family, friendly drama, “Alone Yet Not Alone,” starring Kelly Grayson with Jenn Gotson and Clay Walker. It is the vision of Enthuse Entertainment to produce God-honoring, faith-based, family friendly films that inspire the human spirit to seek and know God. Depicting a family at a critical juncture in America’s histo-

ry, the film is designed to encourage and uplift families in difficult times, through sharing the inspiring story of Barbara and Regina Leininger and their journey of faith and survival during the French & Indian war in 1755. Captured by the Delaware Indians after raiding their home, and transported over 300 miles of wilderness to Ohio, the sisters are sustained only by their abiding trust in God, and their hope of escape against all odds to be reunited with their family.

McLewis Church of Christ Summer Gospel Meeting June 22 - 25 McLewis Church of Christ invites you to their Summer Gospel Meeting with Jay Loyd. Sun., June 22 at 10 am (with lunch following services), 1:30 pm (with singing and fellowship) & 3 pm. Mon., June 23 at 7 pm (with snacks and fellowship following sevices) Tues. June 24 at 7 pm. (with pizza and fellowship) Wed., June 25 at 7 pm. (snack and fellowship following sevices) Located off Exit 869 off of I-10 (FM 1442) Turn North. They are 2.6 miles North of the interstate on the left. Contact Scott Durbin 409670-8614, Keith Newell 409-745-1036, Freddy Shores 409-3794525.

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

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

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church 945 W. Roundbunch Road Bridge City, TX 77611 409-735-4573 - Church 409-988-3003 - Pastor Paul Zoch Worship Services: Traditional - 9 a.m. Sunday School: 10:15 a.m. Contemporary: 11 a.m. Wednesdays Compassionate Friends 10am Youth Activities - 6pm Monday Compassionate Friends 7pm Our congregation welcomes the community to join us for all our services. We are a friendly caring and casual church of the future! Come grow with us!

Orange First Church of the Nazarene


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3810 MLK Drive, Orange Lead Pastor: Ray McDowell Worship Ministires Director: Leslie Hicks Youth Pastor: Michael Pigg Children’s Pastor: Rebekah Spell Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Celebration Service 10:45 a.m. Home Group: 6 p.m. Wednesday Service: 7 p.m. Everyone Welcome!

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

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

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

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

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

Living Word Church Hwy 87 & FM 1006, Orange 409-735-6659 Samuel G.K. - Pastor Joseph Samuel - Asst. Pastor Sun. Serv - 10 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wed. Service - 7 p.m. Come As You Are!

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

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road with seller financing available. COUNTRYLaND PROPERTIES LLC. 409-7451115. New Development now open - Twin Lakes Estates on FM 105 near FM 1442. Orangefield ISD. Concrete streets, public water & sewer, natural gas, private lake access, restricted homesites. COUNTRYLaND PROPERTIES LLC. 409-745-1115. COMMERCiAL Nice office space, on bland ST., BC, former lawyer’s office, newly redone, nice 409-7352030 (m&r) For Rent on Roundbunch Rd, BC, various sizes and prices, frontage available. Rear spaces cheaper and perfect for shops, storage, warehouses, etc. 409-735-2030 (m&r) HOME RENTALS 3/2/2 CP In Bridge City on Turner Ln., fenced in back yard, $850 monthly + Dep., 409-735-2030. (tfn m&r) HOME SALES 3/2/2, 2404 POST OaK LaNE. LCMISD, 1943 sq.ft. Nice spacious, landscaped

brick home in great neighborhood on corner lot with garden room overlooking fenced back yard. Split floor plan with lg family room (17’ x 19’), 2 walkins in mbr. Shower and jetted tub in master bath, open concept kitchen with marbled countertops, large pantry and breakfast room, fireplace, new tile and carpet, new central a/c unit, garage door opener & hot water heater, REDUCED $186,900! Call Gail 409-882-0661 or Edee 409-670-9272. (tfn) BRIDGE CITY, 426 S. Inwood Dr. Pretty 3/2 1/2/3 cp, C a/H, hardwood floors, sunroom, $130,000 firm. OwnerBroker. By appointment only. Call 409-8824167. (6/4) ApARTMENT RENTALS

$525 mo. + $300 dep., plus elec and water, call for appointment 409-735-6277 or 6261968. (tfnSS) 1/1 Duplex apt., Mauriceville, in the woods, log cabin style, $500 mo. + dep., 409735-2030. (m&rtfn) Going fast: Chateau Royale in Orange historic district. amazing move in special. Quiet, clean, large, all electric 1 and 2 bedrooms. 409- 886-4176 (6/11 to 7/2) AppLiANCES Used appliances, starting at $99.95. Harry’s appliances, 302 10th. St. (10th. & Main), Orange. We buy used appliances, 886-4111 (hs) SERViCES

260 CaNaL ST., BC, nice neighborhood, cathedral ceilings w/ tract lighting, ceiling fans, S.S. appliances W/dish washer, granite counter tops, self cleaning oven. Bathroom has nice size closet and built-in vanity, ceramic til. all living area downstairs, black spiral stairs lead to loft bedroom. New Ca/H, concrete parking/patio, nice yard maintenance provided, NO PETS,

HONEY BEE RECOVERY. We remove and relocate Honey Bees! Contact Pat @ 409882-1947. (6/18)(7/ 2 & 16) LISa’S SOaP - SUDS aND IRONING! Don’t have time for laundry? I’ll do it for you! (409) 920-5913. (6/11) HOUSEKEEPING, reasonable rates, reliable service, references available. Call ana at 409-670-3389. (6/11)

EMpLOYMENT-HELp WANTED BaBYSITTER NEEDED: Nanny to keep 2 month old baby boy in my home in Bridge City. Spanish speaking preferred. Must be willing to submit to criminal background check & drug screen. If interested please call Jane at 409-883-4309 and leave message. (6/11) MiSCELLANEOuS FOR SALE MOVING SaLE: Dining table w/4 chairs, $250; headboard, pd $1,000 asking $450; small but tall glass top display cabinet w/3 drawers, $100; lg wood entertainment center, $150; mailbox angel, $35; coffee table(white & gold trim), $35; Curtis Mathis TV, rugs, wood cabinet, collector’s items, antique dish set, will consider all offers. NOTE: I would like to buy a pillow top queen size mattress! Call for app to see 409-6709272. or 330-4470 (edtfn) MOVING SaLE ITEMS: Black Frigidaire 2 dr., $295; Exec. Glaze II Tony Little, $275; motorcycle helmet, $95; electric mmoker, $75; portable kerosene heater, $35. 409-7679955. (6/18)

BOaT FOR SaLE! ‘84 Kingfisher, 15.5’, 70 hp. Johnson motor, trolling motor, trailer$2,500 OBO, 409-221-7313. (6/11) JUGG’S PITCHING MaCHINE: like new, auto feeder, throws 3090 mph, fast & curve balls, etc. pd $2500, used very little, will sell for $1000 for all. Perfect condition. Great buy! Can be seen at the Penny Record office in BC. 409-474-2855. (tfn)


Free kittens to a good home. Litter box trained. Come see at 163 S. Naquin Rd., ORG or call 409-7451675. Some black & white, some brindal. Cute, cute, cute! pSA DEMENTIa CaRE GIVERS SUPPORT GROUP meets each month the 2nd Wed. at 10 a.m. and the second Thur. at 6:30 pm. at St.Francis of assisi Catholic Church, 4300 Meeks Dr. in Orange in the Brother Sun Room of the Canticle Bldg. GOLDEN TRIaNGLE TOUGH LOVE is a self help parents support group for parents of children displaying unacceptable behavior.

Meets Tues. 7 pm. at the Immaculate Conception Ed. Bldg., 4100 Lincoln (corner of Lincoln & Washington) in Groves. For more info call 962-0480 CRISIS CENTER. Rape and Crisis Center of SETX needs volunteer advocates to provide direct services to survivors of sexual assault in a medical setting. Comprehensive training is provided. For more info call 409-832-6530. aDVOCaTES FOR CHILDREN, INC. a Casa Program is accepting volunteer applications. Call 1-877-586-6548 or go on-line www.advocates-4-children-inc. apply. 30 training hours required. Record numbers of children are being abused. Your help is needed!

GARAGE SALES SaT. 4136 STaRLING ST. PINEHURST. Two family sale. 7 until. Good variety of everything. Come and see. Free stuff also. Too much to list. SaT. 8900 TaYLOR CIRCLE BC/ORG.Multifamily sale. 8 - 1. Tons of all kinds of things. Clothes kids and adults, toys, household items, tools, generators, and a whole bunch more. No early birds.

SaT. 5109 LaWNDaLE in ORG.Yard sale. 8 noon. Drafting table, computer desk, TV cabinet & lots of misc. SaT. 8906 OSPREY, ORG. Multi family sale. 7 - 11. No early birds please. adult and children’s clothes and shoes, home decor, small furniture, books, toys, baby items. SaT. 422 NEWTON, WO. Multi family sale. 8 - 1. Name brand boys clothes & shoes (Levis, abercrombie, GaP) Name brand adult clothes shoes (True religion, 7 for all mankind, Polo & more) Kids games & toys, nice house decor, furniture & more. FRI. & SaT. 132 TOWER RD. ORG off 1442 in BC. 8 – 2. No early birds. Baby things: kids clothes, toys, car seat, bouncy seat, bassinet. Girl clothes (up to 10/12), shoes (9-13), Men & women’s clothes & shoes, maternity clothes, scrubs (M-L),


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The Record • Week Of WeDNeSDAy, JuNe 11, 2014 7B

Theme: Family Movies ACROSS 1. Move smoothly 6. *What Horton heard (2008) 9. *Lost clownfish (2003) 13. Kind of sentence 14. Reporter’s question 15. Become established 16. Bring upon oneself 17. Long fish 18. Past or present 19. *Sherman’s dad (2014) 21. Swelling, pl. 23. “___ bad!” 24. At the summit of 25. Overall part 28. Pressure unit named after Torricelli 30. *”The ___ ___,” squirrel’s adventure (2014) 35. *Sandler of “Big Daddy” (1999) 37. Nabisco cracker 39. One of excessive propriety 40. ___ Verde National Park 41. *”Flushed Away”

GArAGe SALeS holiday décor, sports equipment & shoes, hair bows, dual dvd, bicycle. Cash Only. WED. 930 COLUMBIA CIR. in BC. 7 - 2. Children’s clothes, Kids shoes, baby items, toys, new in box ceiling fan, home décor, sewing machines, printers, copiers, computer monitors, VHS movies, cookbooks, books, board games, kitchen items, bedding, men’s clothing, and lots more. Come see us! FRI. & SAT. 2877 OLLIA RD., OF/ORG 77630, Huge multi family sale 7 - noon. Rain or shine! Infant boy’s and girl’s clothes and shoes, girl’s clothes and shoes, women’s and men’s clothes and shoes, toys, furniture, houseware, home decor & decorations, appliances, too much to list, new stuff daily! SAT. 2607 W. NORMAN CIR., ORG. 77630, off Hwy 105 between Hwys 62 and 87, 7:30 noon. Oriental and bedroom decorations, pictures, Christmas tree decorations, Misc. items. SAT. 5850 PATTILLO CIR., BC/ORG, Victory Gardens, 7 11. Home decor, ladies and Jr. clothes, toys, bird cages. SAT., 155 ROBERTS, BC, 8 till ? Children’s and Ladies’ clothes, household goods, books, dog run fencing, plants. Much More!

Field Workers 12 temp positions; approx 5 1⁄ 2 months; Job to begin on 8/1/14 through 1/15/15; Duties: planting of sugar cane by hand; to operate farm equipment in sugar cane fields during the harvesting of the crop; operation and performing minor repairs and maintenance of farm vehicles and equipment. Able to work in hot humid weather, bending and stooping to reach ground level crop and able to stand on feet for a long period of time. Once hired, workers may be required to take random drug test at no cost to the worker. Testing positive or failure to comply may result in immediate termination. $9.87 per hour; OT varies, not guaranteed. 3 months experienced required in job offered. All work tools provided. Housing and transportation provided to workers who cannot reasonably return to their permanent residence at the end of the work day; Transportation and subsistence expenses to the worksite will be provided by the employer upon completion of 50% of the work contract, or earlier, if appropriate; 3 ⁄4 hours guaranteed in a work day during contract. Employment offered by Charles Guidry Farms located in Erath, LA. Qualified applicants may call employer for interview (337) 364654-2403 or may apply for this position at their nearest State Workforce located at 304 Pearl St., Beaumont, TX 77701.

Crawfish Farmers

Field Workers

2 temp positions; 10 months; job to begin 8/1/14 and end on 6/1/15; Duties: to assist with the crawfish pond maintenance after harvesting, to assist with the planting of soybean and rice in the crawfish ponds, to operate boats in the crawfish ponds during the baiting and setting of traps, to perform minor repairs to the boats as needed, to assist with the harvesting of crawfish from the traps during the harvesting season and to assist with the preparation of the crawfish for distribution. $9.87 per hour; 35 hrs a week; 7am-3pm; hours may vary; OT not guaranteed; 2 months experience in job offered required. All work tools provided. Housing and transportation provided to workers who can not reasonably return to their permanent residence at the end of the work day; Transportation and subsistence expenses to worksite will be provided by employer upon completion of 50% of work contract or earlier if appropriate; 3 ⁄4 hours guaranteed in a work day during contract. Employment offered by Welcome Plantation, Inc. located in St. James, LA. Qualified applicants may call employer for interview (225)473-9548 or may apply for this position at their nearest SWA office located at 304 Pearl St., Beaumont, TX 77701.

8 temp positions; approx 10 months; Job to begin on 8/1/14 through 10/1/14. To plant cane by hand, to clean ditches with shovel, to pull grass in the sugar cane fields during the planting season. Able to work in hot, humid weather, rainy weather, bending and stooping to reach ground level crops and able to stand on feet for long periods of time. Once hired, workers may be required to take a random drug test at no cost to worker. Testing positive or failure to comply may result in immediate termination. $9.87 an hour; 35 hrs week; OT varies, not guaranteed. Must have 1 months experience in job offered. All work tools provided. Housing and transportation provided to workers who cannot reasonably return to their permanent residence at the end of the work day; Transportation and subsistence expenses to the worksite will be provided by the employer upon completion of 50% of the work contract, or earlier, if appropriate; 3 ⁄4 hours guaranteed in a work day during contract. Employment offered by Freyou Farms located in New Iberia, LA. Worksite located in New Iberia, LA. Qualified applicants may call employer for interview (337)519-2856 or apply for this position at their nearest SWA office located at 304 Pearl St., Beaumont, TX 77701.

Field Workers

Field Workers

5 temp positions; approx. 5 1⁄ 2 months; job to begin 8/1/14 through 1/15/15; Duties: to plant sugar cane by hand, cleaning of ditches with shovel, to pull grass in the sugar cane fields during the planting season. To operate equipment in the fields in assisting with the harvesting of the sugar cane. Must be able to lift up to 50lbs. General sugar cane farm duties. $9.87 per hour; 35 hrs a week, OT may vary but not guaranteed; 3 months experience required in job offered. All work tools provided. Housing and transportation provided to workers who can not reasonably return to their permanent residence at the end of the work day; Transportation and subsistence expenses to the worksite will be provided by the employer upon completion of 50% of the work contract, or earlier, if appropriate; 3⁄4 hours guaranteed in a work day during contract. Employment offered by Hebert Bros. Farm, Inc. located in Thibodaux, LA. Qualified applicants may call employer for interview 985-513-0406 or may apply for this position at their nearest State Workforce located at 304 Pearl St., Beaumont, TX 77701.

5 temp positions; approx 5 months; Job to begin on 8/1/14 through 12/31/14; Duties: planting of sugar cane by hand; harvesting of sugar cane for raw sugar process; farm and field duties; 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 random drug test at no cost to the worker. Testing positive or failure to comply may result in immediate termination. $9.87 per hour; 35 hrs week; OT varies, not guaranteed. 3 months experienced required in job offered. All work tools provided. Housing and transportation provided to workers who can not reasonably return to their permanent residence at the end of the work day; Transportation and subsistence expenses to the worksite will be provided by the employer upon completion of 50% of the work contract, or earlier, if appropriate; 3 ⁄4 hours guaranteed in a work day during contract. Employment offered by K & M Cane located in Bunkie, LA. Qualified applicants may call employer for interview (337) 945-9120 or may apply for this position at their nearest State Workforce located at 304 Pearl St., Beaumont, TX 77701.

underworld (2006) 43. Icelandic epic 44. Pesto ingredient 46. Piercing spot 47. They’re often hidden 48. Chemical cousin 50. Frill around collar 52. Public hanging? 53. Data holder 55. Aggravate 57. *”How to Train Your ______” (2010) 60. Lured with a decoy 64. Canine foe 65. Freudian topic 67. Former Belgian Congo 68. Ahead in years 69. Go wrong 70. Spritelike 71. Not guilty, e.g. 72. Hard to escape routine 73. Nathaniels, familiarly DOWN 1. On a golf club 2. Crescent 3. Ancient Peruvian 4. Skeptic’s MO 5. Drill into brain 6. Little Miss Muffet’s meal ingredient 7. Garden cultivator 8. Baby owl 9. Indian Lilac tree 10. Europe’s highest volcano 11. *Piggy’s title 12. Single

Last Week’s Answers 15. Work promotion 20. “The _____,” classic rock band 22. Knotts or McLean 24. MoMa’s display 25. *Orphaned after forest fire (1942) 26. Content of cognition, pl. 27. _____ profundo 29. Cambodian currency 31. Not kosher 32. Succeeded kingdom of Judah 33. More eccentric 34. *Beauty’s true love (1991) 36. Cripple 38. Domesticated ox having humped back 42. Fit out again 45. Accounting journal 49. *A story of Blu (2011) 51. *It featured the hit song “Let it Go” (2013) 54. Curl one’s lip 56. Aussie bear 57. *Raggedy Ann is one 58. Boorish 59. Away from port 60. Database command 61. Pick-me-up 62. Buffalo’s lake 63. Hibernation stations 64. Chop off 66. *He was despicable (2010)


• The Record • Week of Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Financial Advice for New Fathers

WOCCISD announces Summer Feeding Program

By Jason Alderman For The Record

Staff Report For The Record

Each year when Father’s Day rolls around, I’m reminded that I wouldn’t trade the experience of raising my two kids for the world. But when I think back to how naïve my wife and I once were about the costs of raising children, I can’t help wishing we’d been better prepared. If you’re a new dad, or about to become one, you’d better sit down. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, a typical middle-income family can expect to spend over $241,000 to raise a newborn child until age 18 – and that doesn’t even include prenatal care or college costs. Right now, you’re probably more worried about getting enough sleep than funding your retirement. But at some point, you’ll need to plot out a

financial roadmap to ensure your family’s future financial security. As one dad to another, here are a few strategies I’ve learned that can help: Start saving ASAP. It’s hard to save for the future when your present expenses are so daunting, but it’s important to start making regular contributions to several savings vehicles, even if only a few dollars at a time: Establish an emergency fund with enough cash to cover at least six months of living expenses. Start small by having $25 or $50 a month deducted from your paycheck and automatically deposited into a separate savings account. Even if retirement is decades away, the sooner you start saving and compounding your interest, the faster your savings will grow. If your employer offers 401(k) matching contributions, contribute at least

enough to take full advantage of the match. Once those two accounts are well established, open a 529 Qualified State Tuition Plan to start saving for your children’s education. If funding these accounts seems impossible, look for a few luxuries you could cut from your budget for six months – lattes, eating out, premium cable, etc. After six months, evaluate whether they were actual “needs” or simply “wants” you can live without. Get insured. If your family depends on your income, you must be prepared for life’s unexpected events, whether an accident, illness, unemployment or death. Get adequate coverage for: Health insurance. Everyone needs medical insurance, no matter how young or healthy. Homeowner/renter’s insurance. Don’t let theft, fire or an-

The West Orange – Cove CISD Summer Feeding program will begin next Wednesday, June 11 at two locations: WO-S Elementary and WO-S High School. The WO-S Elementary school program will operate from June 11 to Aug. 7, Monday other catastrophe leave your family without a home or possessions. To reduce premiums, consider choosing a higher deductible. Life insurance. You’ll probably want coverage worth at least five to 10 times your annual pay – more, if you want to cover college costs. And don’t forget to insure your spouse’s life so you’ll be protected as well. Disability insurance. Millions of Americans suffer dis-


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10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. WO-S High School is located at 1400 Newton. Summer Nutrition Program meals are free for children 18 and under, regardless of income and enrollment in the district. Questions may be directed to the WOCCISD Food Service Department at 882-5447. cially should you cause an accident or be hit by an uninsured driver. Make sure you have sufficient liability coverage to protect your net worth and income – it only takes one serious accident to wipe out your savings. And finally, spend responsibly. If you buy things you don’t really need or can’t afford, you’ll just end up having to work longer hours to pay for them – time you could have spent watching your kids growing up.



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