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Vol. 52 No. 14 Week of Wednesday, July 4, 2012

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Town turns out in support of Edgerly Penny Leleux

For The Record

The benefit for Todd Edgerly may be over, but donations are still being made to the account at Bridge City Bank. The Community Center was packed Saturday as tickets were dropped into jars corresponding to the many raffle items. There was plenty of good music as attendees enjoyed pulled pork or brisket sandwiches. Hot links and boudain were also available. Bins and bins were filled with tee-shirts, plus koozies and bracelets were available for purchase stating “I wear grey for Todd Edgerly, brain cancer awareness.” At the end of the night only about eight tee-shirts remained. Flo Edgerly, Todd’s mother, said benefit organizers Molly LaHaye and Nicci Hargrave Glass kept telling her, “It’s going to be huge!” Flo had no idea it was going to turn out as large as it did. “I couldn’t put my mind on that,” said Flo. “I’ve been involved in a lot of benefits for a lot of people. We always had to go to the merchants and business places and ask for donations. No one asked for any donations [for Todd’s benefit]. All Molly did was put it on Facebook that they were going to have a benefit for Todd and they started calling in wanting to donate. That doesn’t happen... and that was all over the Golden Triangle. It wasn’t just in Orange, it was everywhere.” “That is awesome. Such a tribute to my son and the whole family,” said Flo. She said people are saying they had such a good time; they want to know when they were going to do it again. Flo couldn’t believe the turnout. “They’d come and fill it up, then they’d leave, then another wave would come in. It was constant all day long,”

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Todd Edgerly greets friends and family at Saturday’s benefit. RECORD PHOTO: Angie Trevino

Benefit organizer Molly LaHaye holds up Willie Nelson items being auctioned off Saturday at the benefit for Todd Edgerly. Over 3500 people attended the all day event. RECORD PHOTO: Mark Dunn

she said. “We had so many people from out of town.” Members of IBEW came from Beaumont, Port Arthur, Houston, Galveston and Austin. “They were from all over,” she said. Todd made two appearances

with his parents at the benefit. Both times he arrived; applause broke out in the room as he entered. It had been raining the first time he arrived. They had to use umbrellas to EDGERLY PAGE 3A

Investigators still seek clues in Finley case Debbie Schamber For The Record

Dannarriah Finley would have been 15 years old on her birthday July 22, but her life was taken from her when she was just four years old. All that remains of the young girl’s life is memories and a few belongings. Her gravesite marks the place where her tiny body was buried. Among the pine needles is a photo of her during happier times and some faded flowers. The house where she once lived was destroyed in 2005 during Hurricane RIta when a tree fell through it. SInce then the city of Orange has removed the remains of the place she called home. As the nation was celebrating the 4th of July holiday, Dannarriah’s killer had plans of their own and had taken her from her bed. Jamie Arnold, Dannarriah’s mother, reported her missing from their residence located in the 1000 block of 4th Street. Arnold told investigators she had last seen her daughter asleep at 4 a.m. in a white floral shirt and purple shorts. When she awoke at about 10

One of the last photos of Dinnarriah Finley.

a.m., her daughter was nowhere to be found. Arnold told the officers she often left the front door unlocked at night because her mother often came by the house. Once the news was out, the city was flooded with volunteers to help search for the four-year-old girl with the shy smile and long braids. Some volunteers brought helicopters and horses. But, it was a pipeline inspector on July 8th who discovered a body in a remote part of Pleasure Island in Port Arthur. Everyone held their breath while they waited for autopsy

Orange County Historical Commission recognized Penny Leleux

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“I got a letter from the Texas Historical Commission,” said Orange County Judge Carl Thibodeaux Monday at commissioners’ court. “We are pleased to inform you the Orange County Historical Commission is the recipient of the Distinguished Service Award for outstanding preservation work accomplished in 2011 year of service,” Thibodeaux read, “In recognition of its active and well balanced preservation program.” He said the award is given

to historical commissions for going above and beyond to protect the historical history of their county. Dr. Howard Williams and other members of the local commission came forward to receive the award. We couldn’t have done all this without your help,” Williams told commissioners as he accepted the award. “Currently we have about 90 markers around the county and we have another four or five to go,” said Williams. “We’ve enjoyed it.” “Dr. Williams, it’s easy for OC HISTORY PAGE 2A

The gravesite of Dannarriah Finley, the final resting place for the little girl who once stole the hearts of many.

result. Their worst fears came true when it was determined the body was indeed Dannarriah’s even though she was 27 miles from her residence. Autopsy results would also confirm she was sexually assaulted before being strangled to death. It is believed the suspect wrapped her body in a pink, flowered bed sheet. Orange police officers distributed a picture of a sheet similar to the one used in the crime in hopes someone would have some information on the case. The manufacturer had discontinued the pattern. DANNARRIAH PAGE 2A


Heartache, questions haunt family of missing woman Debbie Schamber For The Record

Although Mona Lindemann has been missing more than 22 years, the heartache for the family remains very real and her memory is still a part of their lives. In December 1989, Lindemann, 46, of Mauriceville, worked at a Beaumont hospital as a janitor. She had plans to go out for the evening following her shift. She was still in her light blue hospital uniform when she stopped by the residence of her boyfriend, Claude Fitts, where she caught him with another woman. An argument ensued and Lindemann angrily slashed the tires of his vehicle, according to family members of Lindemann. It is now known what exactly happened next, but she would never be seen alive again. Lindemann had borrowed money from her parents to get to work that day and was supposed to collect a paycheck the next day, but never arrived to collect her

pay. A few days later when Lindemann did not return to her parent’s house where she was living, her younger sister, Betty Rush Rogers, and mother reported her missing. After all these years, the phone number to her parents house has stayed the same in hopes Lindemann would call and say she was okay, according to Rogers. But, the call never came. “Me personally, I’ve never given up,” Rogers said. The family had wanted some answers before Lindemann’s parents passed away. But, her father died in 2005 and their mother died in 2011. They never knew what happened to their oldest child of 14 children. There was always an unspoken emptiness during family gatherings. The one thing the siblings had hoped for their parents was to tell them, “Mona has been found.” According to investiga-

Mona Lindemann

tors with the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, they followed many tips. One tip lead investigators to believe Lindemann’s body was in the trunk of her 1977 Pontiac Grand Prix. The white vehicle with a red top had dealer tags on it when it disappeared too. Family members feared the worst and when the vehicle could not be found, they knew their sister would not COLD CASE PAGE 3A

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the commissioners court to partner with individuals in the county that do so much for the county,” said Thibodeaux. “We do have another historical marker that is going to be honored July 21,” said Betty Harmon, member of the historical commission. “It’s the one for “Gatemouth” Brown at Hollywood Cemetery at 9 a.m. You’ll receive an invitation,” she said.

KOCB searching for community projects Keep Orange County Beautiful has access to limited funding to assist the cities of Orange County, or the county itself, in disposing of abandoned tires dumped on the side of the roads.  Such a project provides a discernible environmental benefit of providing proper disposal of these tires and reduces health threats associated with illegally dumped tires. These dumpsites can become breeding grounds for mosquitos and rodents that carry diseases, plus tire fires can result in the contamination of surface water, ground water and soils.   If you or your community affiliations have potential projects that fit this description, please bring them to the attention of the KOCB board at 330-9373.

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Dinnarriah Finley In the days that followed a funeral service was planned at Mount Zion Baptist Church. More than 700 mourners arrived to say goodbye. Her tiny body lay in a white casket next to several school photos along with about a dozen pink floral arrangements. Dannarriah’s mother and father, Johnny Edwards, sat in the front pew near the casket. Also in attendance were her sisters which were ages 2, 6, and 8 years old at the time. Danniarrah attended North Early Learning Center in the pre-kindergarten program.

Teachers at the center lovingly put a photo album together filled with pictures of various school functions. The album was then presented to her family. Detectives from Port Arthur joined forces with OPD to work on the case. Also involved was the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Texas Rangers. Investigators take the case from the shelves of boxes about every six months in hopes to take another look and perhaps see something different. If a new tip comes in then

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it is investigated. For Sarah Jefferson-Simon, OPD investigator, this is the case she wants to see solved before she retires. She finds herself saying a prayer and thinking about it often and especially on the anniversary and during the holidays. It may be the latest technology in forensic analysis which may be the key to solving the case. “From experience, we have learned technology has moved forward and this case will be solved forensically in a laboratory,” said John Kimbrough,

Orange County District Attorney. “ A case is only as good as the initial investigation.” According to Kimbrough, the evidence was collected thoroughly and preserved. “I hope and pray justice will be served,” he added. For all the officers involved, the gift of closure for the family is one they hope to achieve. For them it is seeing the relief and expressions on their face which can make it all worthwhile.

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Independence Day thoughts From Staff Reports For The Record

Today is Independence Day, but it also might be called Democracy Day. When Colonial radicals broke away from England’s king 236 years ago, they launched the world’s first modern democracy -- a society ruled by the citizens, not by monarchs. As usual, we reprint some deep thoughts on the topic: *** “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable Rights; that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” -Thomas Jefferson, The Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776 *** “Sometimes people call me an idealist. Well, that is the way I know I am an American. America is the only idealistic nation on earth.” -- Woodrow Wilson *** “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed, to me. I lift my lamp beside the golden door.” -Emma Lazarus, inscription for the Statue of Liberty *** “In America, anyone can become president. That’s one of the risks you take.” -- Adlai Stevenson

***“The United States is a land of free speech. Nowhere is speech freer -- not even here [in England] where we cultivate it in its most repulsive form.” -- Winston Churchill *** “It’s the responsibility of the media to look at the president with a microscope, but they go too far when they use a proctoscope.” -Richard M. Nixon *** “When we got into office, the thing that surprised me most is that things were as bad as we had been saying they were.” -John F. Kennedy *** “Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. ... Government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.” -- Abraham Lincoln, Gettysburg Address *** “There is America, which at this day serves for little more than to amuse with stories of savage men and uncouth manners, yet still, before you taste of death, may show itself equal to the whole of that commerce which now attracts the envy of the world.” -- Edmund Burke (1729-1797), English statesman *** “I don’t make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts.” -- Will Rogers

Edgerly benefit keep him dry from the car to the building. He didn’t stay very long because he was tired, but when he returned around 6:30 p.m., he had rested and taken a nap. Todd greeted many friends and really enjoyed the visit. Flo said he high-fived everybody. “It did him good,” said his mother. “Couldn’t you feel the love in that room? The last time I saw [Todd] was when he got out of the car. I couldn’t get close to him, it was awesome.” The Edgerlys are very grateful for the generosity of the community. One man went up and asked for a cup of ice and gave the girl a $100 bill. The volunteer told him ice was free. He said, “I know, but I can pay for it if I want to.” Flo said a pair of house shoes that came from Walmart sold for $200. A red bicycle went for $3,900. “A photographer had donated a family portrait. It went up to $200, [the auctioneer] almost let it go for the $200, then David Carpenter raised his hand and said $500,” said Flo. “He could have got it for $201 and he hollered out $500.” One of Todd’s union buddies from California called the Edgerly home. He wanted Flo to send him a bunch of shirts, can huggers and arm bands. Todd was awake at the time so Flo let him talk to Todd for a minute. She said the man was so glad he got to hear Todd’s voice. “He’s just touched so many people’s lives. It’s amazing.” Flo said money raised will cover Todd’s treatment for

Cold Case: Mona Lindenmann be found either. In 2007, the case received a new tip which lead investigators to the murky waters off of Moss Bluff Road in Orange County. Texas Equusearch and the Port Arthur dive team were called in to search swift moving treacherous waters. Using a side scan sonar, they searched in water about 14 feet deep and about a mile wide. Family members stood on the roadway near the banks and stared off into the dark water while watching every move with a small glimmer of hope. They paced back and forth in the sweltering August heat as if every step would make the process faster.

Divers surfaced and announced they had found a vehicle and hoped it was the Grand Prix. After a few tense moments, they pulled a side mirror from the vehicle and brought it to the surface. They struggled to identify the type of vehicle the mirror came from but were convinced they had found what they were looking for in the “black water.” The foul smelling and mud covered vehicle was pulled to the surface by a tow truck and then to the bank beside the water. Everyone was elated at first, but quickly discovered the vehicle was a 90s model Dodge Dakota pickup. When the door was opened the thick

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brown mud oozed out. The family members could only gaze at the mess while despair filled the air. A short time later all hope faded when divers announced their equipment had broken and they would have to come back another time. According to investigators, the water is filled with dangers such as abandoned trotlines and downed trees. But, the biggest problem is the “unknown.” Several factors contribute to the difficulty of a recovery such as deterioration and the possibility the swift currents have relocated the vehicle. Other factors such as age, the water and floating debris add to the problems.

Like New Automotive This July the Fourth we pay tribute to Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness. This is what the Declaration of Independence did for our country.

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about three months. “It’ll put a little dent in it,” she said. The Edgerlys want to give thanks to organizers LaHaye, Glass and Mike Guillotte who lined up the entertainment. When money from the benefit was deposited Monday, the phones at Bridge City Bank

were ringing with people calling to find out how to donate. Direct monetary donations can still be made through the mail to: Todd Edgerly Benefit/ Care of Bridge City Bank, Acct # 146766-06, PO Box 887, Bridge City, TX 77611.

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already explored areas of the Gulf of Mexico and the Arctic. The first sale under the Interior Department’s 2012-2017 plan will be this fall, with leases up for grabs. Eleven more Gulf sales are planned, plus three auctions of leases in the Cook Inlet near Anchorage and seas north of Alaska. Interior secretary KeY Salazar described the plan as “smart and aggressive,” and has big potential energy resources. Domestic oil production in the United States is at an all time high. Meanwhile, gas prices, at the pump, continue to drop.*****The Republican run congress, pushed by the Tea Party members, on Thursday held attorney general Eric Holder in contempt of congress in a misguided and partisan motivated political move. It was the first time in our history, going back to George Washington, that the Justice Department was held in contempt. It was the wrong thing to do. The radicals will stop at nothing. It was wrong. The Justice Department should not have been used as a political tool. Nothing will come of it and when the November elections end it will be forgotten by both sides. It would be a joke if it wasn’t so wrong.

From the Creaux’s Nest HAPPY BIRTHDAY U.S.A. Over the years our country has become more polarized. A few weeks ago, Gov. Jeb Bush said his Republican Party is not the same party as President Reagan’s and his dad Geo. H. Bush’s party. He said the party has become too radical and extreme. I agree, over my lifetime of political watching there never has been a more radical movement than the group identified as the Tea Party. It’s their way or no way, especially in congress. For the past two years they have sat on their hands and refused to lift one finger to help the economy. They have chosen to watch the country suffer rather than do anything that would put the Obama administration in a good light. In years passed, Democrats and Republicans always found a way to work their differences out. There is no compromise with this bunch who want it all. They are also mean with their rhetoric. Last week, they condemned Justice John Roberts, one of their own, and made him a villain because he didn’t’ rule the way they wanted him to on Affordable Health Care, even though he left them an out by calling the mandate a tax. God forbid that they would ever get control of the entire country. My guess is they will overplay their hand and get wiped out two years from now in the mid-term elections if they continue their radical ways*****This year Orange County celebrates their 160th anniversary, 1852-2012. Ten years ago Judge Thibodeaux had a big celebration. Maybe he’s waiting on the CHAMPS building to open to celebrate.*****Today I paid less than $3 for gas. Seven months ago the talking heads and experts said summer travel would be way off because of $5 gasoline.*****“Born on the Bayou” a big fireworks and family outing will be held on July 4, starting at 5 p.m. Free hot dogs for the kids will be served, entertainment and etc. Bring your lawn chairs for the fireworks display. This event will be held at Cow Bayou, on the Historical Swing Bridge property, formally Joe Bailey’s on the Bayou. Despite our politics this is the best country on earth and we should celebrate our freedom.*****Gotta move on and get to work. Come along, I promise it won’t do you no harm. HEALTH CARE REFORM PRESERVED BY HIGH COURT Last Thursday’s Supreme Court decision to uphold the 2010 health reform law will benefit millions of every day Americans. The landmark ruling helps those with pre-existing medical conditions who are unable to get insurance or a family with a desperately sick child who has gone through their policy’s lifetime limit and now have enormous bills to pay. It will also help a person who has gotten seriously ill only to have their insurance company cancel their coverage on a technicality. We’ve all heard of that happening. Youngsters can now stay on their parents insurance until age 26, allowing millions of young Americans to have the coverage they wouldn‘t otherwise have due to high cost. Under the Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare, which is now the law of the land, those destructive practices will end and we will at last began to catch up to every other modern industrial nation. Millions of people who will be helped by the law just don’t yet realize it’s benefits, not yet anyway because of all the political spinning. The mandate was saved when four justices were joined by Chief Justice John Roberts, who upheld the mandate as constitutional only because it’s a tax on those who don’t buy insurance. That will apply to less than one percent of the people. It doesn’t matter if it’s called a tax or penalty, or whatever, it’s the same amount. If it was $100 before the ruling, it’s still a $100 fine. If you are caught not wearing your seat belt the judge will charge you a fine, penalty or tax. Call it what you want, the amount is the same. The spinners are trying to convince you that you should vote against your own interest. The congress again will vote it down on July 11. That doesn’t amount to a hill of beans. The last seven presidents have tried to reform the much needed health care system and it was a Republican idea before the Tea Party entered the picture. In fact, the model for the health law, now known as Obamacare, was born in Massachusetts as Romneycare. Mitt Romney was very proud of that legislation and claimed it was his greatest accomplishment. Ninety-eight percent of all adults and 100 percent of all children are covered today in Massachusetts. In Texas, 25 percent of adults and 23 percent of all children do not have health coverage. Mark’s daughter, Jenna, two children and husband Robbie, live in Massachusetts. Their total monthly insurance bill for full coverage, including dental cost, is around $200 a month. In Texas Perry says he won’t get in on the Federal Insurance Plan, that’s just a political year spin. Texas sends a lot of money to Washington, if he refuses insurance for our citizens, Texas money will go to California, New York and other states. Perry and the other governors will take the money but they won’t admit it until after the election. Billions will be saved in Texas alone on indigent care. Orange County will save millions over the years. Indigent Health Care in Orange County is a big budget item. The only losers are the insurance companies that the congress is working so hard to protect. Some citizens today pay as much as $1600 a month for health care. The program will not cost the states one penny the first three years and only 10 percent afterwards. I promise you, after the election the Republican governors will take the money. They can’t deny their citizens coverage. Justice Roberts, four or five years from now, will be hailed as the one who saved health care. IN OUR NATION Last Thursday, the Obama administration finalized a five year plan for offshore drilling, allowing more development in

TURNING BACK THE HANDS OF TIME 10 Years Ago-2002 Longtime law enforcement officer Shirley Herbert Swift dead at age 74. Swift’s law enforcement career in Orange County law enforcement began in 1951 after serving in the U.S. Air Force. He began his career as a patrol officer with Orange Police Department under Chief Alvin Keown. After a short while with OPD he became a state trooper for DPS for the next 20 years. Swift then served another 13 years as an investigator with the Organized Crime Unit. In 1972, he also received a commission as a Texas Ranger. Swift’s wife Dorothy Jean died in Dec. 2001. After a year and a half, under Hospice care, Swift died of congestive heart failure. He is survived by one son, Toren Ben Swift, two daughters, Terri Hamilton and Tina Bernano, a teacher at Bridge City. Swift will long be remembered as outdrawing Matt Dillon and blowing up the TV set.*****The Orange community is stirred by missing 4-yearold Dannarriah Finley who has been missing since Thursday, July 4. Orange authorities await positive ID of a body found at Pleasure Island, in Port Arthur. Police Chief Sam Kittrell said the body of a small girl was discovered near the causeway. An autopsy was being conducted. (Editor’s note: The body did prove to be that of Dannarriah, who was kidnapped from her home. Ten years have now gone by since that July 4th day and no one has been arrested for the crime. Its one of Orange County’s unsolved major crimes.)*****Pam Sims, manager of Luv’s Lingerie and Lou Raburn’s pretty daughter, is recovering after being in a major accident while a passenger on the back seat of a motorcycle. The accident happened between Lumberton and Silsbee when a woman pulled out in front of the motorcycle. Pam was seriously injured. Her jawbone was broken on both sides, she had six fractures and numerous other injuries. She will require a lot of plastic surgery. Her full recovery will be a long haul. (Editor‘s note: It was a long haul but Pam won and today she gives thanks to the Lord for her recovery.)*****Lester Saucier Sr. had open heart surgery at St. Elizabeth hospital last week and is doing fine.*****President Geo. W. Bush and Sylvester “Rocky” Stallone both turn 55 on July 6. (Editor’s note: They both are now 65 and no longer dominate the news.)*****Bert Donahue, neighbor Cox’s brother-inlaw, dropped off a can of Uncle John’s pure cane syrup at the Creaux’s Nest. (Editor’s note: Bert was good at finding pure cane syrup and sharing it with us. Bert died a few years ago. No one has brought us pure cane syrup since.)*****The new Exxon Mobile Express Mart opens on Texas Ave. Many folks are glad to here that sweet Mary Stanton is the store manager.*****Two good men died last week. Windell Granger, 73, died June 25, after being involved in an auto accident Service was held June 28. He was the father of Al Granger of Auto-Mart.***Also, O.W. Burton, 90, who founded Burton Shipyard, died June 26.***Lisa Ann Johnson, 41, died June 30. Service was held July 2. 35 Years Ago-1977 The Golden Triangle Savings and Loan will hold its grand opening at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 7, at 150 E. round bunch in Bridge City. Sen. Carl Parker will cut the ribbon. Officers and directors are Douglas Ray Harrington, president; Chapman Bell, executive vice president and managing officer; Fletcher Garner, secretary treasurer; Officers, Clarence Buford, Dr. Jimmy Jones, Glenn Pearson and Dr. Douglas Thompson.*****Mr. and Mrs. Ernest W. Frank celebrate their 40th. They were married on the seventh day of the seventh month of 1937.*****Former BC Police Chief Wilson Roberts bought wife Beverly a new Thunderbird. (Editor’s note: That didn’t save the marriage.)*****John Roy Fredrick is a salesman for Gasow Motors, 807 Simmons Dr.*****Vickie Wallace and Sandi Mobley celebrate the Fourth of July by flying to Dallas to spend the weekend with Vickie’s mother, Bobbie, a former BC resident. It was Vickie’s first time to fly.*****Kim Bryant named to class 3-A all-star team selected by the Texas High School Coaches Association.*****Necey Gauthier will be 17 on the seventh day of 1977. She is one of seven children.*****John Lieby will be 11 years old July 5. Also celebrating on the same day is Dr. Rod Fisette and Robert Mann.*****Orangefield will host the first annual Mother’s Track Meet, July 8. LC-M, Orange and Bridge City will compete. Mothers must be over 25.*****The Strand Theater, on Front Ave., has been torn down to accommodate renovation of old downtown Orange. (Editor’s note: The area is now part of the Lutcher Theater parking lot.)*****The number one country song is “That Way Yesterday,“ by Donna Fargo. Top 10 album, “Rumors” by Fleetwood Mac. Number one single, “Gonna Fly Now,” the theme from Rocky, by Bill Conti. BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK Lillie Mae Henderson, Kathie Wilson, Katy Maloney, Kellie Derouen, Pat McCombs, Shane Hanks, Susie Bickham, Charlotte Pruter, Billy Boehme, Debbie Moreau, Donna Dohmann, L.J. Braus, Lori Winstead, Makayla Peveto, Tom Arnold, Aaron Myers, Alyson Smith, David May, Denise Mumbach, Edith Peet, Gage Birmingham, Brantson Broussard, Jennifer Martinez, Jerry Wilson, Levy Hartman, James Swan, Devon Caldwell, James Arnett, David Peck, Jason Barclay, Margie Bean, Amber Seiler, Anita Hennigan, Elizabeth Dupuis, Eryn Lucas, Janice Gresham, Jesse B. Gunstream, Linda Dews, Liz Barclay, Maude Ball, Patrick Halliburton, Steve Stanley, Charles Vidrine, Clark Eastman, Emily Blanchard, Glenda Whitley, Henry Woodard, Kathy Fraccastoro, Paula Auffurth, Bertie Seitz, Corrine Welker, Dawnie Wilkinson and Donna Riley. A FEW HAPPENINGS Karen Jo Vance, the state‘s best county clerk, is sporting a new bumper sticker that was given to her last week at the county clerk‘s summer conference in Galveston by the association of counties president. The sticker reads “It‘s a shame that everyone who knows how to run this country is busy at the courthouse.”*****James O‘quinn turned 65 on Sunday, July 1 and on Friday he retired from Lanxess. It must be nice. Happy sailing.*****Last week, at the Lunch Bunch meeting, Judge Derry Dunn and Lynn Arceneaux were discussing the heat.

They reminisced how in their youth they spent hot summer days baling, loading and lifting hay bales into the big barn loft. Lynn says his dad still has the old barn. He recently spent three days repairing it for his dad. For me, cotton picking was bad enough. I dodged hay baling.*****A few folks celebrating their special day. Pete Runnels, now mayor of Pinehurst, entered his last year in the 60’s on July 3.***Born on Independence Day, July 4th, are Lillie Mae Henderson, Kathie Wilson, Kelly DeRouen, Katy Maloney and Dwayne Marsh.***Billy Boehme celebrates July 5th as does Debbie Moreau.***Margie Bean will celebrate on July 6. Margie just had her second knee replacement. Best wishes.***Judge David Peck will leave the fifties behind on Saturday, July 7. Here’s wishing him a nine great years before he hits the 70’s. Happy 60th birthday buddy.***Judge Thibodeaux’s buddy, Jerry Wilson, also celebrates on July 7. Send him a card Judge.***One of my favorite people, over many years, Dayle Gunn Weatherford, celebrates July 7. She shares a birthday with David and Jerry. Just doesn’t seem right.***Judge Pat Clark‘s court coordinator, Sandy Kaufman, turns 60 on Sunday, July 8. Sandy is going to retire at the end of the year when Judge Pat hangs up his robe.***KeeKee and Nancy’s daughter, Elizabeth Dupuis, celebrates July 8.***Patrick Halliburton and Steve Stanley celebrates on July 9. A special lady, who has been a friend and of much help throughout the years, Donna Riley, with BCISD, will celebrate her birthday next Wednesday, July 11. Best wishes and happy birthday to all.*****I was just thinking July 11 would have been Sue and Grover Halliburton’s wedding anniversary. I’m not sure how many years it would be but just wanted Sue to know we were thinking about them.*****Neighbor Cox is a happy camper. His Ginny finally was brought home by daughter Karen after three weeks in Oklahoma.*****I don’t believe it was much of a surprise that Anderson Cooper admitted he has always been gay and will be gay the rest of his life. I guess he’s never had a woman and doesn’t plan to. His mate owns a gay bar. To each his own.*****Congratulations to the Orange County Historical Commission for being awarded the “Distinguished” award by the Texas historical board. Dr. Howard Williams, president and members Betty Harmon, Jerry Pennington, Mark Dunn, Karen Maddox and Nancy Peveto were recognized Monday by commissioner’s court.*****Jerry Priddy, who we go back to our young years with, back when we rolled the bones against the wall and hollored “Ada from Decatur” and often came up “snake eyes” stopped by for a visit Monday. Between he and Roy they have a truckload of stories from Orange’s past.*****The Wednesday Lunch Bunch won’t gather this week, however a big bunch is expected the week of July 11 at Robert’s, 12 noon. If you haven’t been in a while everyone looks forward to seeing you.*****We ran into Josette and Van Choate the other day. They have their Hush Puppy going strong in Vidor. She will be teaching in Vidor next school term. She’s still my favorite Italian.*****The Shrimp Boat, on Hwy. 62, will have a fireworks display July 4th around 8 p.m. Willie says he has plenty of fresh shrimp, jumbos to gumbos, just out of the Gulf. You‘ll enjoy the fireworks, they are going all out.*****Congrats to Judge Carl and Micaela Thibodaux, who welcomed a new grandson, Grayson Thad Thibodeaux, June 22. He weighed in at 9 pounds, 1 ounce and stands 20.5 inches high. He’s the son of Tyler and Casey.*****Inside you‘ll find a picture of A.J. Judice, V. He’s Al‘s grandson. The Cajun kid is pictured with his first fish.*****Peggy‘s on the Bayou will be open July 4. Plenty of boiled crawfish, gumbo and sea food. Come celebrate.*****We were sorry to hear about the death of Andy Griffith, who died Tuesday, July 3. He brought us many hours of enjoyment from Mayberry. He was a star in whatever role he appeared in. CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS Independence Day Birthdays are Neil Simon, 85; and Gina Lollobrigida, 85.*** Huey Lewis turns 62 July 5.*** Former First Lady Nancy Reagan will be 91 on July 6. Also sharing her birthday is Ned Beatty, 75; George W Bush, 66; Sylvester Stallone, 66; Geoffrey Rush, 61; William Lee Scott, 39; Tia Mowry, 34; Tamera Mowry, 34; and Gregory Smith, 29.*** One of the two remaining Beatles, Ringo Starr turns 72 July 7.*** July 8 is the birthday of Jeffrey Tambor, 68; Kevin Bacon, 54; Toby Keith, 51; and Sophia Bush 30.*** O.J. Simpson turns 65 on July 9. Also sharing that date is Brian Dennehy, 74; Chris Cooper, 61; Jimmy Smits, 57; Tom Hanks, 56; Kevin Nash, 53; Courtney Love, 48; Scott Grimes, 41; Jack White, 37; and Fred Savage, 36.*** July 10 birthday celebrities are: Fiona Shaw, 54; Jessica Simpson, 32; and Quddus, 32. CAJUN STORY OF THE WEEK My cussin Sostan wrote me a note about his sister-inlaw Clotelia, wat is Sugar Bee’s sister. Clotelia is a resident of Pineville Mental Hospital. Sostan say one day, while her and Claude Duhon, another of the patient, was walking past da hospital swimming pool, Claude him suddenly jump into da deep end. Boy, Claude him he sunk like a rock to da bottom and stayed dere. Clotelia her she jump in to save him. She swam to da bottom and pulled Claude out. Da medical director him became aware of Clotelia’s heroic act so he immediately ordered her to be discharged from da mental hospital. He now considered her to be mentally stable. Wen he went to tell Clotelia da news, he said, “Clotelia, I have some good news and some bad news me. Da good news is dat you being discharged because since you were able to jump in and save da life of another patient, I tink me, you regained you senses. Da bad news is Claude him, da patient you saved, hung himself wit his bashrobe belt in da bashroom. I am so sorry to told you but he’s dead him.” Clotelia her was shaking her head no, den she replied, “Claude didn’t hang himself no, I put him dere to dry me.” C’EST TOUT Over the years I have seen many fundraisers and other events come and go. I have never seen any event that was as well organized as the Todd Edgerly benefit last Saturday. It was run like a well oiled machine, from publicity to money control. The Bridge City class of 1982 were like Army troops fresh out of basic training. They were disciplined and got the job done. The many volunteers hung right in there also. Everyone in attendance had a great time, and much money was raised for a good cause and a great guy. Todd was overwhelmed. Over 3,500, give or take, people attended, 99 percent of all the food was sold. The auctions did great and the entertainment was very good. On Monday, Bridge City Bank’s phones went wild with people calling for info on how to donate. Todd, Flo, Gene and the Edgerly clan thank everyone and are filled with gratitude. Our prayers go out to Todd. Hang in there Bubba, good things are coming.*****My time is up for another week. I thank you for your time. You have made The Record Newspapers, in our trade area, the best read, plus you are giving our web-site, a lot of play. It is growing every day. Smart advertisers use The Record, where they get the coverage of two newspapers, plus the web for one low price. To get your message to more consumers than all the other publications combined call 735-7183 or 886-7183. 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Old Fashioned Fourth The Fourth of July! The very words conjure up rockets blazing across a black sky; fiery explosions lighting the night; and racketing firecrackers shattering the air. To a youngster up in the Texas Panhandle, the Fourth was second only to Christmas. Independence Day! The one day for which we’d hoard our pennies for strings of Black Cat firecrackers, rockets, Roman candles, torpedoes, cherry bombs, baby giants, and sparklers. I’ve always figured myself lucky to have both a town parent and a country parent. Let me explain. Dad grew up in town. Although there were only around 800 folks who lived there, their way of life was different than Mom’s, who lived on a farm ten or twelve miles out of town with her folks and seven siblings. One of the older sisters, Elva, had earned a beautician’s license, married, and lived in town with her carpenter husband, Jake Green, whose folks owned one of the town’s two hardware stores. On some holidays, the Fourth included, Mom’s family gathered at Elva’s for the two or three days of family reunion. Back then, most families were never too far apart that they couldn’t spend four or five hours getting to a central spot. And always, the women would sit in the house and bring each other up to date on family and neighbors, and the men would squat in the shade of the old oak out back, sipping beer or whatever other beverage was handy. Out-of-town families came early, and usually there were so many that mattresses were spread on the floors and even in the yard to accommodate sleepers. That was something I noticed early on. Town families seldom spread pallets or mattresses; country families spread them everywhere. If you had to pay the bathroom a visit at night, you had to clamber over half-a-dozen snoozing folks. The Fourth was the one day the adults just about ignored us youngsters, knowing as long as they could hear firecrackers popping and kids screaming in glee, no one had drowned in the creek or had been run over by a passing car. Those holidays in the years right after the war were the ones I remember most vividly for all the men had fought overseas. Some had been wounded, but they all returned. Now, me and my cousins were typical boys, full of vim and vigor with a heaping tablespoon of mischievousness tossed in for good measure. We were boisterous, loud, prying, and daring. Nothing could hurt us. Of that we were certain. I admit, we could get carried away at times, but instead of Ritalin, our folks used a much more effective medicine. And you didn’t need a prescription for it although it was mighty good for what ailed us. It was called, Leather Belt. Believe me, it cured whatever was bothering us at

the time. Too bad parents today have forgotten it. Even before sun up, we cousins were all out popping firecrackers. One of our favorite contests was to see how high we could blow a can into the air. Now, this was way back before lighter punks, so our older cousin stole a pack of Camel cigarettes from his old man. We lit up. Usually one Camel would take us through a whole string of Black Cats if we popped them one at a time. There isn’t a boy alive who, given firecrackers and a can, soon doesn’t grow tired of sending the can flying. He looks for further adventure, and one of my cousins found it with rocks stuffed down a pipe. We huddled around him out between the garage and my uncle’s glassed-in chicken brooder(with a lot of glass) so we’d be out of sight for the grownups. My cousin dropped a handful of rocks in a two-inch pipe about a foot long and stuck a firecracker at the other end. When he lit it, he jammed the firecracker end against the garage wall. Well, in that position, the only way the pipe could point was at the brooder. I’ll say this. The experiment worked beautifully. Of course, it shattered the brooder. His dad gave him a blistering dose of Leather Belt, made him sit with the men for a few minutes, then turned him loose again. Retribution back then was quick and painful. We coveted baby giants and cherry bombs. Their fuses were coated with something so they would burn underwater. We’d tie a baby giant to a rock and toss them in the water. When the firecracker exploded, it was like one of the depth charges you saw at the picture show. Once, Jerry came up with several boxes of Rit Dye. Those were neat, for we’d sink a box with a cherry bomb and when we blew it up, the stain would float to the surface just like in the movies. More than once, Roman candle fights would erupt with our chasing each other around the yard, ignoring the men cussing us when random balls fell into their midst, sending them scrambling. At night we set off the rockets, mesmerized by their graceful flaming arcs into a black sky filled with glittering diamonds. In the back of every one of our hooligan heads as we watched the rocket was the wonder of what travel through space was like. And that night, even before our heads hit the pillow on our pallet, we were asleep. Half-adozen, grimy, sweaty little cousins who had put in one busy day. Yep, all was right with the world. Kent_Conwell

Entergy helps low-income customers ‘Beat the Heat’ With triple-digit temperatures already bearing down, hundreds of Entergy Texas customers will soon have an easier time keeping their cool thanks to the company’s annual ‘Beat the Heat’ fan giveaway. The popular program, now in its 12th year, assists low-income residents via the provision of more than 1,200 box fans set for delivery to charitable, nonprofit agencies throughout areas served by Entergy Texas. This year, the company has upgraded to oscillating fans while adding a new delivery location in Vidor. Nonprofit agencies partnering with Entergy Texas take applications from residents in need in their areas and provide the fans to those who qualify. Since “Beat the Heat” began in 2001, more than 14,000 fans have been given to qualifying Southeast Texans. “The heat in Southeast Texas can be almost unbearable at times, especially for those without air conditioning at home,” said Pam Williams, manager for customer operations support for Entergy Texas. “With the demand for fans growing every year, we are pleased to provide oscillating fans this year in order to help our customers remain as comfortable as possible.”

Fans are being delivered this year to: Beaumont Chapter, Salvation Army, 120; Some Other Place, Beaumont, 40; United Christian Care Center, Vidor, 20; Orange Chapter, Salvation Army, 120; Port Arthur Chapter, Salvation Army, 120; Community Care Prayer Outreach, Nederland, 60; Christian Care Center, Silsbee, 30; Hardin County United Appeals, Kountze, 20; TriCounty Community Action, Inc., Woodville, 25; Caring Christian Sharing, Sour Lake, 25; St. Vincent de Paul, Winnie, 60; Dayton area, 50. In Entergy Texas’ western areas, more than 140 fans will be divided in the Huntsville area between the Good Shepherd Mission and locations in Corrigan and Trinity while 150 fans will be shared in the Conroe area by the Montgomery County Emergency Assistance organization and the Assistance League’s Fans for Friends. The Woodlands area will receive 50 fans through the community’s Interfaith organization; while locations in Navasota, Madisonville, Somerville and Calvert will receive 120 fans. Locations in New Caney and Shepherd will receive 75 fans. Entergy Texas delivers electricity to more than 400,000 customers in 27 counties. It is

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BC Hist. Society hosts ‘Born on the Bayou’

Orange County Farmer’s Market open Wednesday, Saturday

Chevron, Texaco and Unocal retirees to meet

The Orange County Farmers’ Market is open for the season on Wednesdays from 3-6 p.m. and Saturday from 7-10 a.m. The market ends when the produce is sold out, which is often earlier than the times shown. The following items are now available: watermelon, peaches,  tomatoes, okra, sweet corn, eggplant, cucumbers, squash, zucchini, purple  hull peas, a variety of peppers, blueberries, blueberry juice, jams and jellies, chow chow, salsa, local honey, fresh eggs, homemade cookies and  bread,  boudain, jerky, sausage (jalapeno, green onion, smoked, and Italian),  flowering plants, herb plants,  blueberry  bushes, fig trees, and  more.  The vendors really appreciate small bills if you have them. The market is held in the parking lot in front of Big Lots on MacArthur Drive. For additional information, contact Texas AgriLife at 882-7010.

The Bridge City Historical Society will host the July 4 “Born on the Bayou” fireworks display starting at nightfall next to the historic Bridge City swing bridge. The fireworks are compliments of area business owners. There will be hot dogs, hamburgers, links, snow cones and free watermelon. Entertainment will be provided by the HulaGators, starting at 5 p.m. Attendees can bring lawn chairs and blankets. No glass bottle or alcoholic beverages are allowed.

The Chevron Retirees Association will meet Tuesday, July 10, at Robert’s Steak House, 3720 West Park Ave. in Orange. All Chevron, Texaco and Unocal retirees, spouses and guests are invited to attend for a “Dutch treat” meal, fellowship and updates on activities of the CRA. A public address system has been purchased and will be used at the meeting so everyone will be able to hear what is being said.

VCC to hold spaghetti dinner fundraiser The Vidor Chamber of Commerce will have a spaghetti dinner fundraiser from 5-9 p.m., Tuesday, July 24 at the Vidor Middle School on Highway 12. Tickets are $10 each. Meal includes spaghetti, bread, dessert and drink. Donations are appreciated. Pick-up orders are welcome. For more information call the chamber office at 409-769-6339 or Jonathan Stevenson at 409-656-0397.

VFW, Ladies Auxiliary change meeting dates The Ladies Auxiliary & Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2775 have voted to change their meeting nights to coincide with the post meetings. Beginning July 16, the ladies will meet the first and third Mondays at 7 p.m. The July 3 meeting is cancelled due to July 4 activities. For further information, contact President Cathie Duhon at 883-6909.

OC Retired Senior Citizens to meet July 9 The Orange County Retired Senior Citizens will have their monthly meeting at 9:30 a.m. on July 9 at The Salvation Army Bldg. on MLk and Strickland. Those planning to stay for lunch are asked to bring a covered dish. They are still collecting soaps and Bingo prizes. For more information call 409-883-6161.

American Legion to sell plate lunches The American Legion Post 49, located at 108 Green Ave. in Orange, will hold a plate lunch fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, July 12. Cost is $7 and the meal will consist of brisket, link, potato salad, beans, bread and a dessert. Walk-ins are welcome and delivery is available. Call 409-886-1241 after noon on Wednesday, July 11 and before 9 a.m. on Thursday, July 12 for orders and delivery.

OC Master Gardeners to meet July 12


at programs of the Nelda C. and H.J. Lutcher Stark Foundation in Orange, Texas. 712 Green Ave. Orange, TX 77630 409.886.ARTS

Saturday, July 14, 2012 (10:00am –3:00pm) Artists Family Day - Come create art during Artists Family Day. Participate in fun activities, watch artist demonstrations, learn more during gallery spotlights, listen to stories, enjoy refreshments go on a scavenger hunt for a prize and even make your own take-home art. This event is free to the public and all ages are welcome. On display through September 22, 2012 Explore Art: Materials and Methods Revealed - Explore the ways art is created in this special exhibition. Discover the tools artists use and investigate their processes. Learn about sculpting, printing, weaving and painting and try your hand at art-making in an interactive gallery. Open Tuesday through Saturday, 10am - 5pm. Admission is free.

2111 W. Park Ave. Orange, TX 77630 409.670.9113 Wednesday, July 11, 2012 (9:30 – 10:30am) Wild Wednesdays: Itching for the Outdoors - The entire family is invited to learn more about mosquitoes and quick ways to make people-friendly, eco-friendly insect repellents. Space is limited and a reservation is required. To reserve a seat, call 409.670.9799. Wednesday, July 18, 2012 (9:30 – 10:30am) Wild Wednesdays: Sculpting Nature - Explore genetic changes behind artificial selection of plants – scientist’s way of sculpting nature. This adult-only program will reveal the ways that plants of today are different from their wild counterparts. Space is limited and a reservation is required. To reserve a seat, call 409.670.9799. Wednesday, July 25, 2012 (9:30 – 10:30am) Wild Wednesdays: Itching for the Outdoors - Children of all ages will delight in learning how ant colonies work together to make life easy. Come learn about these interesting insects that are one happy, efficient family. Space is limited and a reservation is required. To reserve a seat, call 409.670.9799. Open Tuesday through Saturday, 9am - 5pm, Sunday, noon - 5pm. Admission varies.

The monthly meeting of the Orange County Master Gardener Association will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 12, in the Salvation Army building on the corner of MLK Dr. and Strickland Dr. in Orange. A potluck supper will be held at 6 p.m. Everyone is asked to bring their favorite dish. This months meeting will be a business meeting. A GFYI (Gardening For Your Information) will presented along with door prizes being drawn. The public is welcome to attend. For more information please check out our website

Safe Sitter® course now being offered The Orange County Texas Agrilife Extension will offer Safe Sitter® courses for young teens 11 and up on July 23 and 24 at Vidor Community Center. Registration deadline is June 29. Over 500,000 adolescent babysitters have graduated from the medically-accurate program which instills students with confidence as they learn how, why and where injuries can happen so they can be prevented. The cost of the course is $40. Call 409882-7010 to register your son or daughter or your child’s babysitter. The up-to-date curriculum provides hands-on practice in lifesaving techniques designed to prepare babysitters to act in an emergency. Babysitters also receive instruction on how a child’s age affects how to care for them, how to prevent problem behavior and how to run their own babysitting business. They also learn basic first aid as well as how to perform infant and child choking rescue. They even learn CPR. To graduate from the Safe Sitter® course and receive a completion card, students must pass a rigorous practical and written test that indicates their mastery of key concepts and life and safety skills. For more information about the Safe Sitter® organization, contact National Headquarters at 800-255-4089 or visit

BC Historical Society to host heritage festival Sept. 29 The Bridge City Historical Society is hosting its Second Annual Bridge City Heritage Festival on Saturday, Sept. 29, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. at the Bridge City Community Center grounds. The festival will consist of carnival rides, bingo, live musical entertainment all day, children’s games, a caricature artist, clown, great food, and much more. To receive more information and a vendor packet, contact Paige Williams at 409/738-3743 or 409/670-3192, or by email at

Luther Stark class of 1954 to host reunion The former Lutcher Stark High School class of 1954 will be having their 58th class reunion on September 28 and 29. The two-day event will be held at the Sunset Grove Country Club. Letters have been mailed and notice via e-mail have been sent to those on file. The reservation deadline is August 15. If you have not received notice, please contact Joette Evans Webb at 8839432, 920-8683 or e-mail at

Lutcher Stark Class of 1962 50th reunion The Lutcher Stark High School class of 1962 will hold their 50th class reunion from 7 to 10 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 12 and Saturday, Oct. 13 at the Sunset Grove Country Club in Orange. Friday evening will be a casual get-together. Saturday will be their main event, with a business-casual buffet dinner, program, visiting, dancing and music by Jim Dunaway. For more information, please contact Sally Ragland Townsend,

KOCB searching for community projects Keep Orange County Beautiful has access to limited funding to assist the cities of Orange County, or the county itself, in disposing of abandoned tires dumped on the side of the roads.  Such a project provides a discernible environmental benefit of providing proper disposal of these tires and reduces health threats associated with illegally dumped tires. These dumpsites can become breeding grounds for mosquitos and rodents that carry diseases, plus tire fires can result in the contamination of surface water, ground water and soils.   Funds may also be available to clean up trash dumps on public property. If you or your community affiliations have potential projects that fit this description, please bring them to the attention of the KOCB board at 330-9373.

Fibromyaligia support group to meet at Second Baptist Church The fibromyaligia support group meets from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. every first, third and fifth Thursday of every month at Second Baptist Church, 340 Bland Drive in Bridge City. The group is for patients, families and friends. The contact person is Joseph Henry at 886-0075.

Orange Community Band to meet every Thursday The Orange Community Band rehearses every Thursday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the National Guard Armory, located at 4103 Meeks Drive in Orange. They are in need of players for the following sections; flute, clarinet, saxophone, French horn, and percussion, but ALL are welcome! The band performs Christmas, Memorial Day, Independence Day and Veteran’s Day concerts. At least one traditional band concert is performed annually. Please visit us on Facebook at Orange Community Band.

American Legion hosts bingo on Sundays The American Legion Auxiliary Post 49 at 108 Green Ave. in Orange hosts bingo every Sunday, starting at 6:30 p.m. There will also be a bingo game on Easter Sunday at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 886-7202.

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Deaths and Memorials Edwardo Abrego Orange Edwardo Abrego, 64, of Orange passed away on Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at his residence. Cremation was held under the direction of Dorman Funeral Home. The family will have a private burial at a later date. He was a native and life long resident of Orange; born on March 23, 1948 to parents Cenovia (Garza) and Marcos Abrego Sr. He had worked in construction for many years as a brick mason. Edwardo was a loving man who will be missed dearly. He was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Marcos Abrego Sr.; brother, Bernard Abrego; uncles, John Garza, Phillip Abrego; and aunt, Inez Almaguer. He is survived by his wife, Cindy Kyle Abrego of Orange; son, Chad Abrego and wife, Shelly of Orangefield; sisters, Judy Smith of Orange, Christine Wolfford of Orange, Sally Perry of Houston, Linda Wolfford of Orange, Emma Prince of Bridge City, Bertha LaFluer of Orange, and Rebecca Lanier of Orange; brothers, Marcos Abrego Jr. of Port Arthur, Johnny Abrego of California, David Abrego of Orange and Vincent Abrego of Orange; two grandchildren and a

large extended family. Condolences may be sent for the family

Charlene Morton Bolinger Orange Charlene Morton Bolinger, 75, passed away on Thursday, May 24, 2012 in her home in Orange. A memorial service was held on Wednesday, June 27 at the Maranatha Christian Center with Brother Daniel Ray officiating. She was born on July 26, 1936 in Maryville, Tenn. Charlene was preceded in death by her husband, Rex F. Bolinger; parents, Carl and Eva Morton; sister, Kathryn Swiney; and brother, Bill Morton. She is survived by her son, Rex E. “Eddie” Bolinger; daughter, Carlita A. “Sissy” Nowell; grandchildren, Shana Day, Coy W. Nowell Jr., Michael Bolinger, David Bolinger, Bethany Bolinger; five great-grandchildren; sister, Betty Charles; brothers, Ronnie Morton and Larry Morton.

RaDonna Goodsell Fancher Formerly Orangefield RaDonna Goodsell Fancher, 57, of Joaquin, Texas, died Sun-

day, July 1, 2012, at Parkwood Nursing Home in Lufkin. Cremation was under the direction of Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. A memorial service was held Tuesday, July 3, at Word of Faith Outreach Center in Joaquin. Born in Orange on Aug. 1, 1954, RaDonna was the daughter of Donald and Hazel (Hutchison) Goodsell. She was a former resident of Orangefield. RaDonna retired from the Warren I.S.D. where she taught at Fred Elementary School in Fred. Preceded in death by her parents and grandparents, RaDonna is survived by her husband, Timothy Fancher of Joaquin; sister, Mary Bonaventure of Houma, La.; and sister and brotherin-law, Jolynn and Jon Mott of Orangefield. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Orangefield Elementary School Library, 9974 FM 105, Orange, Texas 77630.

Celeste Smith Hart Orange Celeste Smith Hart, 89, of Orange died in Beaumont on June 27, 2012. A memorial service was

Work Toward Your Own Financial Independence Day • Maintain Once again, adequate life Independence insurance. If Day is here, you have a bringing firefamily, you works and aren’t just barbeques. Of thinking of course, the your own fi4th of July is nancial indemore than pendence — hoopla — it’s a you have to time to reflect think of theirs, on the many too. And that’s freedoms we why you need enjoy in this to maintain country. Yet, adequate life for many peoinsurance, ple, one imKaren Collier particularly durportant type of Edward Jones Investment ing the years freedom — fiOfficer when your chilnancial freedom — is still elusive. So you may dren are growing up. But even want to use this holiday as an after they’ve left the home, you occasion to think of those may find that life insurance steps you can take to eventual- can be valuable in providing ly declare your own Financial retirement funds for your spouse, should anything hapIndependence Day. Here are some moves that pen to you. And if you have permanent life insurance, can help: • Create a strategy. Financial which contains an investment freedom doesn’t just happen component, you can generally — it takes planning, patience access the cash value, through and perseverance. To work to- policy loans or withdrawals, to ward your financial indepen- help pay for your own retiredence, you’ll need to create a ment. • Protect yourself from longfinancial strategy, in conjunction with your financial advi- term care costs. You may nevsor, and stick to that strategy. er need any type of long-term Over time, you’ll need to make care, such as a stay in a nursadjustments, but if your over- ing home or assistance from a all strategy is appropriate for home health aide, but if you your goals, time horizon and do, the enormous costs can risk tolerance, it should help threaten your financial indeyou get you to where you want pendence — and possibly even put an economic strain on to go. • Contribute as much as your spouse or grown chilpossible to your retirement dren. After all, the national avplans. Each year, put in as erage rate for a private room in much as you can afford to your a nursing home is more than 401(k) or similar employer- $87,000 per year, according to sponsored retirement plan, the 2011 MetLife Market Sursuch as a 457(b) if you work for vey of Nursing Home, Assisted a state or local government or Living, Adult Day Services, a 403(b) if you work for a and Home Care Costs. And school or other tax-exempt or- the national hourly rate for ganization. These plans offer home health aides is $21, acthe potential for tax-deferred cording to the same survey. earnings, so your retirement Medicare typically pays very funds can grow faster than if little of these costs, which puts they were placed in an invest- the burden on you. Fortunatement on which you paid taxes ly, some investment vehicles every year. Also, if you’re eligi- can help you deal with longble, try to “max out” on your term care expenses. Consult with your financial advisor to IRA every year.

Orange County Farmer’s Market open Wednesday, Saturday The Orange County Farmers’ Market is open for the season on Wednesdays from 3-6 p.m. and Saturday from 7-10 a.m. The market ends when the produce is sold out, which is often earlier than the times shown. The following items are now available: watermelon, peaches,  tomatoes, okra, sweet corn, eggplant, cucumbers, squash, zucchini, purple  hull peas, a variety of peppers, blueberries, blueberry juice, jams and jellies, chow chow, salsa, local honey, fresh eggs, homemade cookies and  bread,  boudain, jerky, sausage (jalapeno, green onion, smoked, and Italian),  flowering plants, herb plants,  blueberry  bushes, fig trees, and  more.  The vendors really appreciate small bills if you have them. The market is held in the parking lot in front of Big Lots on MacArthur Drive. For additional information, contact Texas AgriLife at 882-7010.

determine which of these vehicles may be appropriate for your needs. A national holiday won’t be declared when you achieve your financial independence — but, for you, it will be a time well worth celebrating. So do what it takes to work toward the arrival of that happy day. Karen Collier Financial Advisor Edward Jones 715 Texas Ave Suite D Bridge City, TX 77611 (409) 735-4110

held Monday, July 2 at the Slade Chapel of the First United Methodist Church of Orange. Officiating was the Rev. John Warren. Celeste was born on Nov. 19, 1922 at Sunnyside Farm, Fayette County, Tenn. to John A. and Helen O. Smith. While in high school she moved to Orange to become a member of the Bengal Guards. She graduated from Lutcher Stark High School in 1941, and then attended Memphis State University. Upon returning to Orange, she met and married John T. Hart after the start of World War II. She was preceded in death by her husband, of 45 years, and her two sisters, Laureame Hauser and Elizabeth “Smitty” Brown of Orange. She is survived by, John T. Hart Jr. and Susan Trahan of Orange, Kenny and Jeannie Hinyard of Crawford, Colo. and Mark and Jackie Thomas of Nathrop, Colo.; four grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and nieces, Helen Rockwell and Carol Pendleton, both of Tyler. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Lung Association, 1301 Penn-

sylvania Ave NW, Suite 800, Washington, DC 20004 or to the First United Methodist Church, 502 6th St, Orange, TX, 77630. She was loved greatly and will be remembered fondly by her family and many friends.

Gerald “Redbird” Bird Jr. Orange Gerald Lee “Redbird” Bird Jr., 56, a resident of Orange and Hemphill, died Tuesday, June 26, 2012, at his home in Orange. Funeral services were held Saturday, June 30 at Claybar Funeral Home in Bridge City. Cremation followed the service. Born in Orange on Feb. 26, 1956, Redbird was the son of Gerald Lee Bird Sr. and Delores (Kennedy) Bird. He was baptized a Catholic and attended St. Henry’s Catholic Church in Bridge City. He was a 1974

graduate of Bridge City High School, an avid Bridge City Cardinal fan and worked as a journeyman/foreman with Millwright Local 2484 in Orange. Redbird is survived by his loving wife, Candy Bird of Orange and Hemphill; parents, Gerald and Delores Bird of Orange; children, Monica Leigh Villarreal and her husband, Ruben, of Houston; Jared Lee Bird of Houston; Spc. Jeremy Lewis Bird with the US Army stationed at Ft. Bliss in El Paso; Lindsey Bird of Nacogdoches; and granddaughter, Makenna Elyse Bird of Port Neches. Also surviving are his sisters, Charlotte Walker and Denzil Thompson of Nederland, Pam Vaught and her husband, Ronnie; brother, Rodney Bird; nephews, Jason Staton, Dusty and Matt Vaught all of Orange; niece, Jenny Staton of Austin; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. Serving as honorary pallbearers were Rocky Burgess, Jon Cole, Bo Bounds, Johnny Broussard, David Brown, Gary Flowers, Michael Methner, and Elmo Bird.

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Being from the South I know you all love your fried green tomatoes. If you don’t here is your chance to check out this recipe. If for some reason you cannot eat shrimp just leave that part out, and if you like shrimp then you are in for a treat! Try this recipe and let me know how it came out. If you don’t have your own tomatoes growing I bet you know someone who does. Fresh is always better, and of course happy eating! For the Remoulade: 1 ⁄4 cup Creole mustard (or spicy mustard) 2 tablespoons ketchup 1 ⁄ 2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce 1 teaspoon minced garlic 1 ⁄ 2 teaspoon fresh lemon juice 2 teaspoons paprika 1/8 teaspoon white pepper Pinch of cayenne pepper 1 teaspoon sugar Kosher salt 1 ⁄4 cup extra-virgin olive oil

1 ⁄ 2 cup minced celery 1 ⁄ 2 teaspoon minced fresh parsley 1 ⁄ 2 tablespoon minced onion 1⁄2 tablespoon finely chopped scallion (green part only) 1 tablespoon mayonnaise Hot sauce, to taste For the Shrimp: Kosher salt 1 lemon thinly sliced 4 teaspoons hot sauce 2 bay leaves 1 carrot, sliced 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce 1 1 ⁄ 2 pounds medium shrimp, peeled and deveined (tails intact) For the Tomatoes: 1 cup fine cornmeal Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper 1 cup buttermilk 1 ⁄ 2 cup vegetable oil 8 thick slices green tomatoes (1/4 to 1/3 inch thick) 1. Make the remoulade: Mix the Mustard, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, garlic, lemon juice, paprika, white pepper, cayenne and sugar in a large bowl; season with salt. Whisk in the olive oil in a slow stream until blended. Whisk in the celery, parsley, onion,

(StatePoint) It’s summertime and there’s no better time to enjoy those treats that evoke the season. From state fair favorites like funnel cake and corn dogs, to iced refreshments to cool you off on a hot day. For coffee drinkers, the summer is all about making your cup of coffee taste great and in-season. Here’s an easy way to make cold brewed iced coffee at home: Cold Brewed Coffee 1 1/2 cups (4oz) coarselyground coffee, a lighter roast like Seattle’s Best Coffee Level

2 is recommended for cold brewing 2 1/2 cups water Add 1/2 cup water to the grounds, stirring gently. Add the remaining 2 cups water, agitating the grounds as little as possible. Cover and let steep at room temperature for 12 hours. Strain the coffee grounds with a filter. If the coffee looks cloudy, strain again. Store concentrate in the refrigerator for up to two weeks, though using it within a week is recommended. To serve, add 1 part coffee concentrate to 3 parts water over ice. Now that you’ve mastered the basics, consider kicking it up a notch and giving your summer cup of coffee a bit of flair. TV Chef Jeff Mauro and Seattle’s Best Coffee are hosting the “Red Cup Showdown,” a coast-to-coast search at state fairs and on Facebook to find the most imaginative new coffee drink. Mauro is encouraging coffee lovers to submit their creations for a chance to win $10,000 and have their coffee drink featured at Seattle’s Best Coffee locations nationwide. “From chicken fried bacon to red velvet funnel cake, State Fairs are a hotbed of cooking creativity. I can’t wait to meet some great people and see what they bring to the table for the Red Cup Showdown.” You can enter your recipe online by visiting Before you get started, try

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3. Fry the tomatoes; Mix the cornmeal, 1 ⁄4 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon black pepper in a shallow dish. Put the buttermilk in another shallow dish. Heat the vegetable oil in a large deep skillet over medium-high heat. Dip the tomato slices in the buttermilk, then coat with the cornmeal, shaking off the excess. Fry until golden brown, 1 to 2 minutes per side. 4. Place 2 fried tomato slices on each plate. Top with the shrimp and drizzle with the remoulade. Katherine Aras Look Who’s Cooking Now (409)670-3144

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Snacking doesn’t have to be unhealthy

Snacking often elicits mixed reviews. Some health plans say that it is important to eat several small meals or snacks during the day to keep metabolism rates in check. Other information states that snacks can be a person’s undoing, causing unnecessary weight gain -- especially when snacking is frequent. These mixed feelings can be a little confusing. The National Health and Nutrition Survey supports snacking. The survey found that people who eat snacks in addition to three meals a day had higher levels of nutrients in their diets. But not all snacks are a good idea. Consuming a fattening bag of potato chips is an unhealthy approach to snacking. However, a piece of dark chocolate or a handful of nuts can add essential nutrients to a person’s diet. Many different snacks make healthy additions to a person’s diet. Two to three snacks a day may be all that’s needed to help keep a person feeling satiated and less likely to overeat at meals. Here are some healthy snack ideas. * Banana and chocolate: Rolling a banana in semi-sweet chocolate chips can satisfy a fruit and chocolate craving. * Dark chocolate bark: Melt

dark chocolate and add a desired fruit, such as dried cranberries, cherries, or raisins. Enjoy a small piece, which will be high in antioxidants, to fend off hunger pangs. * String cheese: An individual serving of low-fat mozzarella or Monterey Jack string cheese offers a serving of dairy and protein to keep you full. * Smoothie: Whip up a smoothie made from proteinrich Greek yogurt and some frozen fruit. Add a dash of fruit juice and blend. Enjoy as a meal replacement or a refreshing snack. * Fruit: There’s no better snack than fruit. Keep a bowl of fruit or some homemade fruit salad on hand and enjoy a small portion when you want to fill up without consuming too many calories. * Whole-grain crackers: Fiber-full grain crackers can satisfy salty cravings as well as fill your stomach with something hearty. Men and women can choose among a variety of healthy snacks throughout the day. Smart snacking can mean reducing feelings of hunger and increasing the amount of nutrients in the body. Snacks also may be an integral component of a healthy weight-loss plan.

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BC Historical Society to host ‘Born on the Bayou’ The Bridge City Historical Society will host the July 4 “Born on the Bayou” fireworks display starting at nightfall next to the historic Bridge City swing bridge. The fireworks are compliments of area business owners. There will be hot dogs, hamburgers, links, snow cones and free watermelon. Entertainment will be provided by the HulaGators, starting at 5 p.m. Attendees can bring lawn chairs and blankets. No glass bottle or alcoholic beverages are allowed.

OC Retired Senior Citizens to meet July 9 The Orange County Retired Senior Citizens will have their monthly meeting at 9:30 a.m. on July 9 at The Salvation Army Bldg. on MLk and Strickland. Those planning to stay for lunch are asked to bring a covered dish. They are still collecting soaps and Bingo prizes. For more information call 409-883-6161.

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Citizens ‘For’ wins Bridge City Caught in a crossfire Bridge City became a city on July 7, 1970 “”C.W. Hubbard and Others” lawsuit. filed by Pate and Windham. The intention of the lawsuit was to stall annexation and inevitably force another election for incorporation. Legal disputes, however, where flaring on all sides. Because of the claims Port Arthur made on the Gulf State Utilities power station, Gulf States refused to pay and further taxes to the City of Orange.. Orange moved to block Port Arthur’s claims in Orange County and the

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aught in the crossfire of annexation a community conscious group of citizens in 1970 initiated a movement to incorporate the town of Bridge City. Forty-two years ago on July 7, marks the anniversary of their success. By the late 1960’s the town of Bridge City’s young infrastructure had taken root. In a healthy economic environment the thriving community boasted a Class 3A State Football Championship, a Chamber of Commerce, a Little League, a hometown newspaper called the Penny Record and about 6,000 inhabitants. Port Arthur and Orange became embroiled in legal squabbles that centered primarily over tax revenue generated by the Gulf State Utility Company located near the town. The two municipalities made atrocious land claims. In 1959 Port Arthur claimed territory on the eastern shore of the Neches River in Orange County strategically taking in the Gulf States plant. The following year Orange planned annexation beyond the mouth of the Sabine River including the inlet of Cow Bayou and land as far as north Sabine Lake to benefit from future industrial development. The small town of Bridge City and it’s adjoining marsh lands where caught in the middle. Through Texas extraterritorial law Port Arthur and Orange both made demands on Gulf States Utility Company for uncollected tax revenue through the Annexation Act of 1963. Annexation of the town seemed inevitable until a group of citizens from the Bridge City community decided to take a stand. They called themselves the “Citizens For Bridge City Incorporation 1970” and they weren’t without opposition. Two earlier attempts for incorporation had failed. The 1970 citizens committee, however, foresaw the power struggling unfolding and mobilized to take action to prevent further annexation by one or both of the larger municipalities, and in the process propose incorporation to the Bridge City citizenry. “We had a good group of civic minded people and businesses that want to incorporate Bridge City,” said C.W. “Bubba” Hubbard before his death in 2005. At 71, Hubbard had been a central figure in the citizen committee’s 1970 initiative. Hubbard and his wife Wilda had arrived in Bridge City in 1952. He established Hubbard Electric Company and was a member of the earlier failed attempts at incorporation. In 1970, however, Hubbard said that annexation of Bridge City by Port Arthur or Orange had become a real concern. He and Albert Gore, a BCISD administrator, would cochair the 1970 citizens group that included community leaders from a spectrum of business and civic organizations. The official members included John Brooks, Gus Garza, Curtis Lee, Donald Cole, L.J. Garriga, Charles Gorman, G.A. Laughlin, L.J. Bison, and Tom Arnold. Marjorie Fields served as the group’s secretary. There were 14 in all. Twenty-seven year old attorney, H.D. Pate was also on the committee. He and Feagin Windam, an Orange attorney, provided legal direction as Port Arthur and Orange ratcheted up claims on extraterritorial jurisdiction. To finance the initiative the citizens committee collected $1,520 from among it’s membership and local businesses. Going into action the ground work began being laid for the acclaimed

Preston “Red” Wood at his desk as Bridge City’s first mayor in 1970

C.W. “Bubba” Hubbard recalled the founding of Bridge City in an interview with The Record prior to his death in 2005. RECORD PHOTO: Mark Dunn

Roccaforte leads city in renewal since Ike Mark Dunn

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Nearing the 42 anniversary of the city of Bridge City on July 7, Mayor Kirk Roccaforte reflects on the 29 years he has been involved in local government. Roccaforte, Bridge City’s seventh and longest serving mayor, in a fourth term, was elected to the city council in 1994 and mayor in 2006. His interest in public office, however, began over a decade earlier as a business owner wanting to become more involved in city government. The rest, as they say, is history. So, as Bridge City turns another year older, what does Kirk Roccaforte say is the best part of being it’s mayor? “It’s the people here,” Roccaforte says, “Bridge City people is why I am proud to be their mayor.” Roccaforte recalled the response of citizens in the aftermath of Hurricane Ike, 2008. “I don’t think there is a better city than Bridge City. There is nowhere I would rather be.” According to Roccaforte, the city has tapped into nearly $20 million in disaster recovery funds repairing infrastructure and repaving streets. Roccaforte pointed out that the vast improvements would not have been possible just Bridge City citizens group launched the “C.W. Hubbard and Others” lawsuit against both municipalities. “The lawsuit sought clarification of the law on extraterritorial jurisdiction,” said retired 34-year City Attorney, H.D. Pate. “We wanted to know where we stood in a move to incorporate Bridge City.” Essentially, the “C.W. Hubbard and Others” lawsuit challenged the cities of Orange and Port Arthur for their claims on the area and invoked the right for the citizens to hold an election for incorporation. The lawsuit caused a landlock that halted further legal action by the larger municipali-

Bridge City Mayor Kirk Roccaforte

on the city budget. “Bridge City is going through a renewal from the disaster. We still have folks out there who are in need and we’re trying to help them.” Roccaforte says one of the biggest challenges for the city council and city manager is working with the city budget. “It is a tight budget and we’re not a wealthy city. We have basically the same number of employees as Bridge City did not long after it was incorporated and our revenue base is about the same.” There are currently 56 city employees providing essential serROCCAFORTE PAGE 3B

ties. They released Bridge City from their territorial claims but not without first settling with each other over the Gulf States squabble. The citizen’s committee dropped it’s lawsuit. It was a victory but a battle only half won. Convincing the citizens to return to the polls once again to vote for incorporation was the next obstacle. The citizens committee formed an Election and Promotional Committee headed by Gorman and Garza. Marjorie Fields chaired the Publicity Committee. Pate researched types of CITIZENS UNITE PAGE 2B

Bridge City’s first police chief recounts early years Debby Schamber For The Record


ime may have moved on, but crime has always been an issue for local police. Wilson Roberts, 74, the first Bridge City police chief, kept his officers striving to make the city a better place to live. Wilson became the city’s first chief after working as a Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office Deputy. While working for JCSO he became a part of what is infamously known as the “Sugarland Express.” The young deputy was involved in the longest car chase in Texas History. The incident occurred in May 1969 when 22-yearold Robert Dent and his wife kidnapped a Texas Department of Public Safety trooper. The 399 mile trek ended with Dent being shot to death in a town near Sugarland. Bridge City initially had a City Marshall system, but Wilson convinced the city council and attorney, H.D. Pate, to revise the city charter. Wilson was then appointed to police chief. At first he only had one other officer, Don Hartfield. Over the course of the next few years, his staff grew to include seven officers, a secretary and a warrant officer. At first, the police calls were radio dispatched through the Orange County Sheriff’s Office. Tax revenue later would enable them to acquire their own radio system and the secretary’s job would be extended to include dispatcher. He wanted his officers to look professional while being safe and decided to copy the uniforms of a Colorado police force. The Bridge City officers didn’t wear the typical uniforms but were dressed in blazers and dress pants. Ties were optional especially A Vidor man is arrested after he murdered his wife. He is being escorted by Wilson during the summer, but Wilson had a Roberts while working at the Orange County Sheriff’s Office. rule that their weapons were not to

show. According to Roberts, his officers were college graduates, but not always in law enforcement. Some had studied business or were Certified Public Accountants. Each officer was very dedicated to their jobs. Roberts recalls an event when Officer David Hamlett, was called out to a residence where it turned violent. Hamlett was stabbed twice in the abdomen but still managed to arrest three people and then drive himself to the hospital. When suspects were arrested they were taken to the Orange County Courthouse to be arraigned by James Stringer. “We kept him busy day and night,” Roberts said. During the 70s, officers solved crimes in a much different manner than by today’s standards. Instead of DNA, officers used fingerprints and blood type samples to find their suspects. “We did our footwork and stayed on it until it was finished,” he said. When not on patrol, officers worked public relations by visiting area businesses one day per week. The police force fingerprinted children to give to their parents, held annual self-defense classes and would go to area schools to eat lunch with the children. According to archives, in 1972 the officers worked 134 traffic accidents, 90 burglary cases and able to clear 23 all while writing 407 citations. Also during this time, there were 103 arrests for narcotics violations, drunk driving, drunk in public, theft, assault and more. It was said in local papers, Roberts was capable and his performance will CHIEF WILSON ROBERTS PAGE 3B


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Wilson Roberts in a 1970’s photo as Bridge City’s chief of police.

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prove his department was “primarily concerned with enforcing the law.” However, Roberts said it was the area children’s safety and welfare which was very important to him. Wilson continued to run the police department until May 1977. In a statement submitted by Roberts he said, “ I have dedicated my energies toward molding a police department that would be efficient, capable, free of politics and a department we could all be proud. The first objective of any police department is to its’ citizens by enforcing the law.” Roberts also said, “ Even though crime has been constantly on the increase nationally, our small department has been able to cope effectively.” Following his time with BCPD, he worked as an investigator at the Orange County District Attorney’s Office. He would leave there to become an arson investigator for many years to come. He would also work at the Orange County Sheriff’s Office but by 1983 the lawman would become the police chief of Kountze. When not working he liked to relax by canoeing and fishing. Now days, he is simply enjoying his retirement. But, like many who dedicated their lives to law enforcement, he keeps an eye on the community he loves.

city governments. Hebert, Cole and Brooks searched for potential sources of revenue. Cost of operating a city government was looked into by Lee and Garza. The committee, under Hubbard and Gore, met weekly to monitor the group’s progress. “The procedure back then was that you needed at least 50 people to petition the Orange County Judge to hold an Election for Incorporation,” recalls Pate. The citizens committee began a signature drive to get the issue on a ballot. Nine full pages of signatures accompanied the group’s Application For Election to Incorporate. One hundred and sixty signatures graced it’s pages. The fourth item of the undersigned stated “the desire to have the City of Bridge City incorporate . . .” On July 5, 1970 permission for the election was granted. Opposition to the proposal mounted. “There was a lot of people who thought Orange or Port Arthur would never touch the area we now know as Bridge City. They openly opposed incorporation,” Pate said. Nevertheless, the Citizens For Bridge City Incorporation produced “An Open Letter to the People of Bridge City” and it was published on the front page of the Penny Record. A promotional campaign titled “Did You Know” was circulated and bumper stickers were printed. The Jayceettes joined the effort with a “Get Out The Vote” telephone campaign. Countless volunteers talked up the issue to family and friends. In an editorial endorsing incorporation the Penny Record declared “Vote For A Bridge City” in bold red letters in the July 1, 1970 edition. “Incorporation Election, Tuesday, Bridge City Junior High School” it reminded readers in bold print. Finally, “For” or “Against” where the only choices left for the citizens of the town. The

citizen’s committee named Nolton Brown as election judge as the decision went to the voters on July 7. On this day 1,123 votes where casts and the “Fors” took it with 677 of them. County Clerk Sallie Frazier deemed the election results official. The Penny Record spread the news. The Order Declaring Results of Incorporation made it a matter of history. The Order stated, “Be it remembered that on the 13th day of July, 1970 there came to be considered the returns of an election held on the 7th day of July . . . and it is hereby declared to be incorporated as a city, and that name of the city is and shall be the City of Bridge City.” An infantile “general Law” municipality was born. The day after claiming victory, Wednesday, July 8, the Citizens For Bridge City Incorporation 1970 held it’s final meeting. “There being no further business, and the function of the committee having been fulfilled, upon a motion made by Hebert and seconded by Gorman,” the minutes read, “the members voted unanimously to disband.” On Sept. 22, 1970, Bridge City held it’s first city election. Preston M. “Red” Wood narrowly edged out Jay Eshbach by three votes to become Bridge City’s first Mayor. The first city council was comprised of Jack D. Pepper, Don Clayton, Charles English, E.T. Ernest and David Hock.. On Oct. 5, Bridge City’s first city council took the oath of office in a ceremony held at the Bridge City Volunteer Fire Department in a cinder block building at the corner of Bland and Roberts. The first city council voted to open each meeting with a prayer. They also voted to thank the fire department for the use of the building. H.D. Pate was hired to be the city’s first full-time employee as City Attorney, a position he held until 2004. Three years into it’s inception the city of Bridge City

were asked to make another important decision. In 1973 voters elected to accept a “Home Rule” city charter that provided for a City Manager. For his involvement as a leader in the Citizens For In-

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corporation 1970, C.W. “Bubba” Hubbard became the Bridge City Chamber of Commerce first “Citizen of the Year” in 1971. H.D. Pate was chamber president.

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vices for the city. Roccaforte said there is little room for increasing the number of city employees in the budget. The mayor foresees that future growth will come from attracting younger families to the city. “Our school district is one of the best in the state and is a great draw for the city. In turn, we need to provide support for our schools by making Bridge City an attractive place to live.” The city’s recent clearing of the waterfront property adjoining the Cow Bayou Swing Bridge brought back memories for Roccaforte. “The city and drainage district did a good job on the land. It looks like it did many years ago out there.” The property was once the site of the famed Joe Bailey Fish Camp on Cow Bayou established in the Prairie View era. Famous for good times, the establishment flourished in the days when operation of the swing bridge was a routine part of life in early Bridge City. A fire destroyed the dance hall in the early 1970’s but the town had grown-up with public access to

the waterfront until safety concerns made it prohibitive. The City of Bridge City is currently looking at the property as a future waterfront park. The land is owned by Orange County Development. Ms. Gisela Houseman and her staff, along with several organizations including the Orange County EDC and other interested parties are working out the cost estimates for the project and funding. Ms. Houseman has offered to make a substantial contribution to the project. Once the cost estimates are in place a capitol campaign will be launched to help raise money for the park. “I think it will happen,” Roccaforte says. “It would be good for Bridge City if it does.” Bridge City’s first mayor was Preston “Red” Wood in 1970. Gordon Harvey became mayor in 1977. John Banken was elected as Bridge City’s third mayor in 1983. Don Peters became mayor in 1992, John Dubose in 1995 and Bobbie Burgess, Bridge City’s first woman mayor in 2000.


LSC-O launches Honors Program Staff Report For The Record

Students looking for that extra challenge at Lamar State College-Orange will have that opportunity beginning this August when the college launches its first Honors Program. Topranking students, both incoming and current, will be able to move into an Honors Program or Honors college at other four-year institutions upon graduating from LSC-O. A more intensive curriculum, more responsibility, and a more thriving learning community will greet students who step up to meet this challenge. Requirements for acceptance into the Honors Program include being TSI exempt, having a minimum SAT score of 1200 or graduating within the top ten percent of their high school class. While LSC-O is an open-admission college, applicants to the Honors Program must provide the test scores listed to be accepted into the program. Transfer students coming from other institutions need to have at least a 3.5 grade point average or be TSI Complete. “Several of the other schools in the Texas State University System have recently begun programs on the four-year campuses,” said Dr. Gwen Whitehead, division director of Arts and Sciences and Honors Program advisor, “and we were looking for ways to help our students move into those programs.”

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Initially, three Honors courses will be available beginning this fall: the required College Success Initiative course, English 1301 and Speech 1315. Whitehead says they are looking at ways to bring two courses together, such as the English and Speech courses, so that students can see how two disciplines complement one another. “We are trying to incorporate more active learning and more learner-centered activities in many of our courses, so it seemed logical to approach the Honors courses in that way,” said Whitehead. More classes will be added in the future, hopefully each semester, with the same idea in mind. LSC-O professor, Andy Preslar, will be teaching the Honors English 1301 course, and says that the first difference Honors Program students will notice in course procedure and management is that instructors will hand over to the students more of the responsibility for their success in the course. Preslar says that as part of a genuinely cohesive, thriving learning community in classes with a learner-centered dynamic, Honors Program students will learn and grow leadership, collaboration, and self-management skills beyond what would be possible through the traditional community college curriculum. Furthermore, beyond the enhanced skills and aptitudes students will hone, they will also gain an enduring sense of self-confidence to carry into the

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While skimming through the horse racing column in the Houston Chronicle last week, I was stopped short about a drug being found in race horses that was totally unfamiliar to me—dermorphin. After pursuing the topic a bit deeper, I saw an article in the Brownsville Herald with a New Orleans dateline on it: “A recent outbreak of positive tests at Louisiana tracks for the pain-killing drug dermorphin has led to two more suspensions of trainers. “In separate rulings this month (June), Delta Downs stewards suspended quarterhorse trainers Alonzo Loya and Gonzolo Gonzales for six months—the maximum penalty that stewards can give a trainer under Louisiana racing laws. “The stewards also disqualified the horses that tested pos-

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itive and ordered purses won in the questioned races to be redistributed.” The article goes on to explain that the New Orleans Times-Picayune reported both Loya and Gonzales have appealed the suspensions to the Louisiana State Racing Commission. Executive Director Charlie Gardiner said Loya and Gonzales can continue to run horses until the commission hears the cases. Loya is the trainer of Courville Buff, who tested positive for dermorphin after winning the third race at Delta Downs on June 1. The purse was $30,500 and the winner’s share was $12,300. Gonzales is the trainer of Be Home By Six, who tested positive for the drug after winning the third race at Delta Downs on June 12. The purse was $12,000 and the winner’s share was $7,200. Loya and Gonzales join quarter-horse trainer Alvin Smith, Jr. and Louisiana Downs thoroughbred trainer Keith Charles as trainers whom rulings have been issued for alleged violations stemming from the dermorphin outbreak. There were 11 horses from the stables of nine trainers that tested positive at Delta Downs, Louisiana Downs and Evangeline Downs. The article stated “Racing Commissioners International categorizes dermorphin in Class 1—the most harmful drugs on a list of substances that might be given to horses. Regulators say that the drug has no legitimate use in horses and is much more powerful than morphine. Dermorphin is extracted from secretions of South American frogs, later developed secretly for illegal use. It is estimated at 30 or 40 times more potent than morphine. It masks pain in a horse and makes the animal hyper, eager to run faster despite injury or other physical problems and suppresses the feeling of exhaustion while racing. Kentucky-based Racing Medication and Testing Consortium last week informed racing interests nationally about dermorphin. The consortium speculated that the drug is being produced synthetically, given its wide use. To use the drug in its natural form would require too many South American frogs. The Kentucky group also surmised that the drug has

been used for many months without detection. The new test to detect dermorphin is only being used in Louisiana, Oklahoma and New Mexico. Steve Barker, a professor at LSU’s veterinary school commented, “The compound has been around, but it has never been available in large quantities. It has no legal therapeutic use.” Under Louisiana racing rules, the recommended penalty for a Class 1 violation is suspension of at least one year and no more than five years, and a $5,000 fine. When a horse tests positive for a drug not permitted for use in racing, the trainer has the right to ask for a split sample—often called a referee sample—to be analyzed by an out-of-state laboratory. If the lab doesn’t confirm the positive, the case against the trainer is dropped. If the lab confirms a positive, track stewards will hold a hearing on the matter and possibly issue a ruling. Delta Downs trainers Loya, Gonzales, Smith and Louisiana Downs trainer Charles declined to have referee samples tested. K W I C K I E S …Q u e s t i o n : How do you know when a slumping team can’t find the light at the end of a tunnel? It’s a simple answer when referring to our Houston Astros who scored only two runs in last weekend’s three game sweep by the last place Chicago Cubs, scored only six runs in the last five games through Sunday, have been shut out eight times this season and are trying to trade their best hitter (Carlos Lee), best pitcher (Wandy Rodriguez) and closer (Brett Myers). And speaking of the Houston Astros, one bright spot is rookie second baseman Jose Altuve, who has hit over .300 so far the entire season, and is the only team member to be voted by his peers to the 2012 All-Star team. The 5-foot 5-inch Altuve was playing Class A baseball at this time last year. Bo Van Pelt was the only golfer to match eventual winner Tiger Woods stroke for stroke in Sunday’s final round of the PGA Tour AT&T National until he bogeyed the final two holes while Tiger got pars and won by two strokes. It was the 74th Tour victory for Woods, moving him from a second-place tie with Jack Nicklaus and only eight wins short of leader Sam Snead

with 82 tour wins. Tiger fired a two-under par 69 and at one point went 41 holes without a bogey. Three area seniors-to-be have made verbal commitments to play Division I football in the fall of 2013. West Orange-Stark Mustang standouts Quentin Tezeno and Travon Blanchard along with Little Cypress-Mauriceville’s Alex Sezer have verbally committed to play at the next level. Tezeno will play at the University of Texas El Paso while teammate Blanchard plans to attend Baylor and Sezer committed to Texas A&M. Sunset Grove Country Club will be the site of the Third Annual Greater Orange Area Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament next Monday (July 9). The morning session will tee of at 8 a.m. with the afternoon scramble set for 1 p.m. Entry fee is $62.50 per player and registration must be completed by Monday at 7 a.m. The NFL is moving the starting time of the second game of its Sunday double-headers ahead 10 minutes to ensure fewer fans will miss the action on the field. The late- afternoon match-ups on CBS and Fox will kick off at 3:25 p.m. instead of 3:15. Late games not on that week’s doubleheader network will still start at 3:05. During the 2009-11 seasons, 44 games lasted long enough to require part of the audience to be switched. JUST BETWEEN US…Sunday was the first day in the Southeastern Conference for the Texas Aggies, who left the Big 12 Conference, and the first day for TCU in the Big 12. The philosophy of the two schools changing leagues is rather different as the Aggies claimed they wanted to compete against teams from the South and not teams from all over the place, so that’s why they wanted to leave the Big 12 for the SEC where their closest game is against LSU in Baton Rouge. The Aggies posted a ho-hum 64-60 record under three football coaches over the last decade. TCU’s Athletic Director Chris Del Conte gave his reason for wanting his school in the Big 12 Conference in Sunday’s Houston Chronicle. “As much as I thought that would be great, when you think of playing college football, it’s about playing against natural rivalries and the passion of playing those teams so close. That’s what our alumni are most excited about.” The Horned Frogs are 47-5 the last four seasons under Head Coach Gary Patterson.

Strutters to hold link sale The Bridge City Strutters will hold a BBQ link sale Saturday, July 14, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., at the Walgreen’s parking lot in Bridge City. Links, drinks and chips will be served.

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Lawrence Delino had just strung another fat three pound trout before I headed his way with a bottle of cold water. After stopping long enough to get a backlash out of his son, Jay’s, reel I continued the short wade in the thigh deep water. I was scanning the shoreline looking for mullet on the surface when I heard him cut loose with an R rated expletive. When I looked up he was just standing there staring disgustedly in the direction of the LNG tanks some 16 miles to the south. “Are you having a senior moment or have you just forgotten that you have to cast to catch these trout,” I asked teasingly. “Hell…no,” he snapped back.“I’ve already strung six trout, but I just lost my third Super Spook. I think all three of them landed out there by those tanks!” I didn’t have to ask him what knot he was using or if he had checked his leader after catching each fish because I had already been there, done that, and I was pretty sure that I knew what the problem was. “Are you using monofilament or fluorocarbon leader,” I asked as I handed him the bottle of water. “I’m not sure,” he replied. “I use both from time to time depending on the guide I am fishing with. Do you think it makes a difference?” To my way of thinking, $20 worth of lost lures was the obvious answer to that question. I have a little more confidence in one or two makes of braid as well as a number of brands of mono so as far as I am concerned it is dealer’s choice when choosing your braid or mono. I cannot, however, say the same for fluorocarbon and sure enough, that’s what Lawrence was using! I don’t know of anyone that fishes as much as I do that tried to make fluorocarbon line work for them any harder I did. Regardless of the application, however, it was always knot strength that let me down. I was so intent on making it work that even after giving up on it as a main

line; I continued using it for leader material. It was the winter of the Corky shortage that sealed the fate of fluorocarbon for me. Everyone I fished with used 20 or 30-pound braid and 20-pound fluorocarbon leader. We all disagreed to some extent as to how best to join the two lines together as well as the most dependable knot for tying on the lure. When all was said and done most of us were using a surgeon knot or double uniknot to attach the lines and a loop knot, Palamor knot or Tony’s clip for the lure. I was only after all of us had air mailed the lion’s share or our existing Corky stash when the leader knots consistently broke as the result of a mid-cast backlash that Brad, or Rusty or Gene or someone finally put two and two together. After comparing notes and knots we decided to go back to monofilament for leader material. Most of us stayed with 20 pound mono due to the smaller knot size, but 30-pound test seemed an even safer bet. As suspected, the mono had just enough stretch to cushion the sudden jolt that was snapping fluorocarbon and all was well again. A client, Buddy Barbay, lost the largest trout he had ever tricked while fishing with me last week and once again it was his flurocarbon leader that snapped at the knot. An hour later he broke off another good fish using a cork with fluorocarbon leader and he is now a convert as well. There is a lot of fluorocarbon line sold every day and a number of pro bass fishermen make a living with it, but it just doesn’t work well for the type of fishing I do. We used it last year for crappie fishing and in that application I thought it worked much better than mono, but I don’t make my living crappie fishing! If you are currently using fluorocarbon, regardless of the application and like it, do not even consider changing to something else. It behaves much like mono on the spool and has far less stretch. If, however, you have experienced more breakage on the hook set than you THE STRETCH PAGE 6B

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BC Cheerleaders attend camp in Galveston One happy lil’ Cajun boy!

and she and Blayse were both asked to be on the NCA Staff. “Big Red” Haley Duhon was nominated for NCA All-American Mascot. The freshmen/junior varsity team was awarded a bid to Nationals, four superior ribbons, and a spirit stick every evening. Their NCA All-American Cheerleaders are sophomores Haley Hodgkinson, Alexis James, and freshmen Baili Thibodaux. These teams were coached by Michelle Huff, Bria Thibodeaux, Arron Conner and Brooklyn Hogden.

The Bridge City High School Cheerleaders and Mascot attended NCA Cheer Camp in Galveston recently. As a school they received the Herkie Team Award and the Spirit Award. The Varsity team was awarded the Motion Technique Award, a bid to Nationals, three superior ribbons, and a spirit stick every evening. There were also individual awards given to the NCA All-American Cheerleaders, seniors, Jordan New; co-head, Bailey Moore; co-head, Blayse Baker; and junior, Caylin Choate. Bailey Moore also received the Individual Leadership Award

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A.J. Judice V., 9, caught his first red snapper recently on the last day of a family vacation at Crystal Beach. It was caught about six miles off Galveston Island. Proud grandpa, Al Judice III, said A.J. caught and landed the fish all by himself. The fish weighed 17-18 pounds said Al. “It fed a bunch of us,” he said. Little A.J. also caught other redfish, some sharks, a large Amber Jack and a King mackerel that day. Others on the fishing trip that day were A.J.’s grandmother, Michelle; and his great-aunt and -uncle, Brenda and Larry Judice. A.J. lives in Bridge City and will be going into the fourth grade at Bridge City Intermediate in the fall.

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OC Sheriff’s Posse Rodeo scheduled for mid-July The annual Orange County Sheriff Posse 2012 Rodeo will be held at 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday, July 20-21 at the Orange County Sheriff Posse Arena located on Farm Road 105, 1/2 mile east of Texas 62 in Orange. This year’s primary sponsor is David Self Ford. Tickets are adults $8 and children 12 and under $4. Parking is free. There is something for everyone at this family oriented event. Two bicycles will be given away to the winners of the Calf and Lamb Scrambles each night. Door prizes include Moody Gardens and Schlitterbahn tickets. Kid events include Calf Scramble, Lamb Scramble, Mutton Busting, and free stick horse races for children 5 and under. Saturday night includes live music from Shawn Newell and Straight Six beginning at 6:45 p.m., before the rodeo. This year includes a new event both Friday and Saturday nights for non-cowboys and cowgirls called the Ribbon Run. Teams of two (one adult male and one adult female) may enter for $50 per team. The goal is to pull the ribbon from the calf’s tail and cross the finish line first. The prize is 100 percent payback of the entry fees for this event. To sign up your team for this event, call (409) 920-8324. For rodeo information, call (409) 886-2638. To sign your team up for the Calf Dressing event, call (409) 781-1181. Cowboys and cowgirls who wish to compete may sign up for rodeo events by calling SYJ Productions: (409) 745-1471 (books open Monday, July 16, 6-10p.m.). Events include: Jr. Bull Riding, Team Roping, Tiedown Roping, Barrel Racing, Bull Riding, Breakaway, and Steer Wrestling. Negative EIA required.

Little Longhorns on display at Fort Griffin The Official State of Texas Longhorn Herd is expanding. Longhorn cows at Fort Griffin State Historic Site near Albany began producing calves in recent weeks. Each one is unique, arriving in a variety of colors and patterns, and are the continuation of the long-term breeding and preservation of Texas Longhorn cattle at Fort Griffin, the herd’s official home. Visitors to Fort Griffin are invited to see the herd, as well as learn about Texas’ military past. Fort Griffin served as one in a line of western defensive forts of the Southern Plains. Ruins at the site include a mess hall, barracks, first sergeant’s quarters, bakery, powder magazine, and hand-dug well. To learn more about Fort Griffin and the THC’s other historic sites, as well as view images of the new calves at the site, visit the THC’s Historic Sites blog at

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would expect…. take a closer look. At the same time, if you know of another knot that eliminates the problem I would welcome an e-mail as fluorocarbon is considerably less expensive than braid. I literally made braid finally work for me and I would be more than happy to do the same with fluorocarbon!

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BRIEFS Little Cypress Baptist to Host VBS Little Cypress Baptist Church will host its popular Bible School with a kick-off event Sunday, July 15, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. for children preschool to sixth grade. VBS activities will run Monday-Thursday from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. A VBS family night is planned for Friday from 5:30 till 8:30 p.m. There will be an adult class for members and guests that will run Monday through Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. This allows family members to attend the opening and closing session of VBS each evening. For more information call 883-8905. Little Cypress Baptist Church is located at 3274 Little Cypress Dr., off North Hwy. 87 or off 1130.

Faith UMC to host Kidz Adventure Camp Faith United Methodist    Church, located at 8608 MLK, Jr. Drive, Orange,  announces their annual Kidz Adventure Camp.  Creative adventures in a Christian setting that will leave a lasting impact on children, ages five through entering fifth grade. Dates are: July 10 - Power in Science, led by Mel Moreau and Joyce Kennedy. July 12 - Power of Art, classes to be taught by  Delle Bates, Audrey Frenzel, Nancy Rendell and Sue Harris.   July 24 - Power of Cooking,  taught by Judie Wilson. July 26 - Water Power, fun time with games and water activities.    Hours:  9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

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Registration forms may be picked up at the church during office hours 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday, or by calling the office at 886-1291 for a form to be mailed to you. Online registration is available at: Each camp session provides lunch, snacks and a 2012 Adventure Camp t-shirt. For more information call the church office at 409-886-1291, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Back to God to host church dedication service The Back to God Fresh Anointing Ministries, located at 1101 Park Ave in Orange, will be hosting a church dedication service at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 8. The guest speaker will be Pastor Raymond Young from the Greater St. Paul Christian Fellowship Church. The public is cordially invited to attend. For more information, please call Co-pastor Pearlie Gunn at 409-883-0333 or 409-779-3566.

St. Paul UMC to sell cookbooks St. Paul United Methodist Church is selling homegrown, local cookbooks. All of the recipes come from members. The cookbook has tried and true recipes. The cost is $20 and all proceeds go to our mission funds. Please call the church 735-5546 or come by from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and pick up a copy.

LC Bapt. Church to host Zumbathon The Little Cypress Baptist Church will host a Zumbathon Fundraiser on Friday, July 13, from 7 to 11 p.m. The community is invited to enjoy faith, fitness, fun and door prizes. The cost is $10 per person and all proceeds benefit a Mission Trip to Africa. Tickets will be sold at the door or they can be purchased by calling 409-779-8125. This is a women’s only event.

Let’s Stop Lying to Young People

The Church for decades, maybe centuries, has been caught in a terrible lie. For some people it is a lie that has been so ingrained as truth, they believe it as such. This particular lie is one that when confronted or analyzed, many church goers would vehemently deny. So what is this lie? Answer- Children and young people matter to the church. I know that is a stout claim but is one that is not without merit. For too long the church has been a place where those in charge or those who assumed the power set the rules, set the order of worship and set the way that a particular congregation is supposed to serve and worship God. Often this is done by people who have been in the church for sometime (generally all or most of their life) and they feel the need to continue on this tradition that they are used to. Sadly in many congregations around the country the number of young adults and teenagers attending church services are dropping rapidly. Sure you can blame parents or video games or being over extended with extracurricular activities, but that is a cop-out. The real answer which may be hard to hear for some is that the church is unwelcoming to them. If a child was raised in the church they know the stories of Jesus; they know how he touched people’s lives and how Christ came to show the love of God in the world. They were taught at a young age that God had gifted them with special abilities and talents and passions to be used for the work of the Kingdom. And as children grow into teenagers, teenagers into young adults, the reality becomes more evident. To be a participating member of most congregations, you have to be at least 45 years old, have been a member most of your life and you have “waited your turn.” This is the perception of the church-people ‘punch-

ing’ their ticket and waiting ideas, theologies, concerns, until they have ‘paid their worship styles and missional dues’ to be a full participating, thoughts are valid. Too often active member churches try to of the church. squeeze all of this Young people into one Sunday are not leaving generally known the church beas “Youth Suncause they have day.” On this parobjections with ticular Sunday the the teachings of youth are able to Christ, rather read scripture, they are leaving sing praise songs because they and even preach. have no place in After that one the church. particular Sunday Sure churches service it is back do a great job to the same rouRev. Evan Dolive with their nurstine. Some churchery program, Worship and es have a “children’s moment” Wonder program and even but even then that has turned youth and college programs, into a Sunday morning version but after that the church has of ‘Kid’s Say The Darnest not done too well. The church Things’ or a well intentioned has bought into the lie that the person is trying to cram too late Whitney Houston pro- much theology in a simple moted, that the “children are metaphor. our future.” This, my friends, In some congregations the is a bold face lie. children are separated from Children, middle schoolers, the rest of the congregation to high schoolers, young adults have their own service of worare not the future of the church, ship. Many children enjoy and learn from this experience but they are the “right now.” This segment of the popula- once you hit age of 10 or so, it’s tion needs to know that their in the sanctuary with your

parents. There is a huge disconnect. Matthew 19:14 reads, “Allow the children to come to me,” Jesus said. “Don’t forbid them, because the kingdom of heaven belongs to people like these children.” (Common English Bible) For the church to be relevant in society it must meet the needs of those around them. Churches are losing the young adult population as well as the Baby Boomers, why? They are tired of waiting to make an impact on the church and the world today. But for this to happen, people in power and church structures are going to have to change. It will take time and effort and faith; for the church’s sake I hope we are able to answer that call. Let’s stop telling the lie. Rev. Evan M. Dolive is an ordained minister in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). He currently serves as Associate Minister at First Christian Church (DOC) in Orange. Rev. Dolive can be reached via email at evan@ or online at


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

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

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

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

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

First Christian Church of Orangefield


First Baptist Church Orangefield

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



Church Directory

West Orange Christian Church



Four Area Locations

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

Trinity Baptist Church

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

Need to publicize your church event? Call Nicole at 409-886-7183.

To list your church, call 886-7183


• The Record • Week of Wednesday, July 4, 2012


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

Community Classifieds Call 735-5305

Your ads published in both newspapers, the County Record and the Penny Record plus on our web site EMPLOYMENT ADVOCATES FOR CHILDREN, INC. “A CASA Program” is accepting volunteer applications at this time. You can apply by calling 1-877-586-6548 [toll free] or going on-line to www. [there is an application at this website]. 30 hours of training is required. Record numbers of children are being abused. Your volunteer help is needed! The program serves Orange, Hardin, Jasper, Newton, Tyler and Sabine counties. APPLIANCES USED APPLIANCES, starting at $99.95 & up, Harry’s Appliances, 302 10th. St. (10th. & main), Orange, We buy used appliances, 8864111. FURNITURE NEW VINEYARD BEDROOM SET,complete queen bed set, dresser w/ mirror, night stand, solid wood, $1,000; horse pulled old avery planter, @150, (409) 474-1789 or 792-0203. MISCELLANEOUS 2 4’ X 8’ FOAM BOARD SHEETS, used for flotation in boats, cost $40 sheet, sell for $30 sheet, (409) 745-1420. FIBERGLASS COVER, fits 1999 Chevy Silverado Long Bed pick-up. Hydraulic struts and lock need replacing. Cover in great condition. $200. Serious inquiries only. Must go! 409-926-4131.

WASHER AND DRYER, refrigerator, microwave, stove, 2 antique mantel clocks, chest, tanning bed, dishwashers, (409) 735-2347. COSTUME JEWELRY, as priced; Piano, $700; small double cab truck, Chevy Colorado, sold as-is, $1,500; curio cabinet, glass panels, $100, call for directions, (409) 920-9905. 8’ X 4’ UTILITY TRAILER w/ ramps. $350. Call 409-8838108. CASH FOR APPLIANCES, air conditions, wiring, metals or haul-aways for free (to recycle). Call 409-745-4117. HAVE 12 ACRES OF GRASS, good grass can be cut for Hay, U-cut / U-keep, (409) 735-3984. HOMEGROWN TOMATOES at Wilcox Market Garden. Call 409-886-3539 or 409-7385577. BOAT RAMP OPEN AT BAILEY’S Fish Camp, $2 launch, (409) 474-1060. (7/11) OKRA AND PRESERVES, (409) 2377.

FIG 626-

JUGG’S PITCHING MACHINE, like new, auto feeder, throws 90 MPH, fast & curve balls etc., paid $2,500, used very little, will sell for

GARAGE SALES SAT., 177 RIDGEWOOD ST., BC, 7 till noon. Odds and ends, dishes, linens, furniture, table, chairs, ice chests, assorted tools.

$1,000 for all, great buy! (409) 474-1518.

homes. Pet food donations welcome. (409) 746-9502.


PUPPIES! I have 7, mixed breeds (some Lab looking), can’t afford to keep feeding them, free to good homes, (409) 988-9472.

5 MIN. DACHSHUND PUPPIES, full blooded, 6 weeks old, 3 dapple & 1 blk/tan males, 1 red sable female, parents on premises, no papers, $175 ea., (409) 679-9134. (7/4)

SPAYED 1 YEAR OLD LAB needs kids and fenced in yard, (409) 746-9502.

FREE TO A GOOD HOME. Sweet and loving fuzzy strawberry blonde, blue eyed kitten. Bottle fed. Call 409-8867863.

FREE KITTENS TO GOOD HOMES, 3-8 weeks old, black & white female, 2 white & black males and females, litter box trained, (409) 735-1288 after 2pm, leave message.

FREE BEAUTIFUL KITTENS to a good home. Call 409735-2826. If no answer, please leave a message.

SIGHT I M PA I R E D SHEPHERD mix, rescued dog, about a year old, must have fenced yard, (409) 7469502.

FREE KITTENS TO GOOD HOMES, mother on site, (409) 779-1329.

2 TABBY KITTENS, very playful, free to good home(s), (409) 735-2350.

RESCUE DOGS, spayed & neutered, needing good

CUTEST LITTLE KITTENS EVER SEEN! 4 orange, 1 blk. & white, free to good homes,


The Record Newspapers

Brandie Robbins


• Dirt / Shell Spreading • Bushhogging • Garden Tilling • New home pads Prepared • Sewer / Water / Electrical Lines Dug Home 735-8315 Cell 670-2040

SAT. 8AM TO 2PM. 5785 CROSSTIMBER, MAURICEVILLE. Housewares, iron bed, recliner, curio cabinet, collectibles, porcelain dolls, bath accessories, cloths and much more. Come see!

SAT., 8AM TIL. 5107 N. MIMOSA LANE, ORANGE. Lawn mower, stove, all things. For directions call 409779-6705 or 409-330-5208.

(409) 238-5119.

ence at 9:30 AM for Sunday School. You’ll be glad you came, and so will we!


CRISIS CENTER. Rape and crisis center of S.E. Texas needs volunteer advocares to provide direct services to survivors of sexual assault in a medical setting. Comprehensive training is provided, Anyone interested should contact the Crisis Center at (409) 832-6530.

GOLDEN TRIANGLE TOUGHLOVE is a self help parents support group for parents of children displaying unacceptable behavior. Meets every Tues. at 7 p.m. at Immaculate Conception education building, 4100 Lincoln (corner of Lincoln & Washington) in Groves. For more information call 9620480.

ADVOCATES FOR CHILDREN, Inc. “A CASA Program” is accepting volunteer applications at this time. You can apply by calling 1-877586-6548 [toll free] or going on-line to [there is an application at this website]. 30 hours of training is required.

AT. ST. PAUL UNITED METHODIST you can experience the warmth of friendly people, beautiful music, and inspiring sermons. Join us at 1155 W. Roundbunch Rd., BC each Sunday at 8:15 AM or 10:45 AM for worship experi-



“You can’t buy better Orange County advertising.”

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



in Pinehurst. The property consists of .712 acres or 31,015 square feet of land. Improvements consist of two (Building 1 - 7,096 square feet; Building 2 - 2,033 square feet), of which 4,889 square feet or 54% is finished area. Property also includes asphalt/ concrete paved parking area, 8 car covered parking

Thanks, City Adminisrator c/o THE LAW OFFICE OF FAX TOMMY GUNN City of Pinehurst Debbie Attorney at Law # 735-7346 202 S. Border Street 2497 Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. Orange, Texas 77630

DATED the 26th day of June, 2012

DATED the 27th day of June, 2012

Michael Catt

Tommy Gunn

Attorney for EMMICK MITCHELL DIONNE State Bar No.: 00796324 Carlton & Catt, P.C. 805 Henderson Avenue Orange, Texas 77630 Telephone: (409) 886-5531 Facsimile: (409) 886-5926

FAX # 735-7346

Orange, TX 77630

Minimum Accept Bid will be $160,000. The City reserves the right to reject any and all

TOMMY GUNN State Bar No.: 08623700 Attorney for Chasity Roberts 202 S. Border Street Orange, Texas 77630 Telephone: (409) 882-9990 Facsimile: (409) 882-0613

bids. The city will not consider city financing of selling amount. For further information, please contact City Administrator, Joe Parkhurst at (409) 886-0078.

GET A GOOD DEAL HERE! Card Ads Only $25 Per Week

(Save $4 weekly over a 2x2, 4 week minimum)

Bring your info to 333 W. Roundbunch Rd., BC, or 320 Henrietta, Orange

Mire Cabinet Works, Inc.

25 Years Experience Roy Snell (409)313-7294 Travis Snell (409)313-7297

Chad Henderson • Cheryl Broussard Co-Owners 2608 Montrose Ave Groves, Texas 77619

Road Grader

Phone 409.962.6761 Fax 409.963.2541

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We Sell Parts For All major Brands ~ We Service What We Sell

302 N. 10TH. Street

NRG Touch Certified Quantum-Touch® Practitioner


Tree Removal, Tree Trimming, Haul Offs and Stump Grinding.

The City of Pinehurst, Texas is soliciting bids for all property and improvements at 3640 Mockingbird St.

c/o Representative, Estate of PATRICIA ELLEN MORROW 5211 S. Patillo Road Orange, Texas 77630

Free Estimates


Sale of Real Estate By City Of Pinehurst, TX

Interested persons02/29/12 may obtain bid forms at the

735-5305 or 886-7183

Land Clearing and leveling - Site Prep and House Pads - Roads Ponds - Drainage


BY All personsCORRECTIONS having claims against this Estate which is Pinehurst City Hall between the hours of 8 A.M. and 5 P.M. MONDAY PLEASE FAX ANY currently being administered 5 P.M. beginning June 27, 2012. Completed bids tothem 735-7346 are required to present CORRECTIONS BY to the undersigned within Thanks, can be returned to theMONDAY Pinehurst City Hall at 2497 5 P.M. the time and in the manner NicoleMartin Luther King, prescribed by law. Jr. Dr., Pinehurst, Texas or mailed: to 735-7346

HERE’S MY CARD! Roy’s Dozer Service

gram serves Orange, Hardin, Jasper, Newton, Tyler and Sabine counties.

in rear, and landscaping. Buildings are 50 to 55 Notice is hereby givenfor proofing. Enlarged that original Letters years old and in average condition. Actual size: 1 col. x 4.5" Administration for the Estate of PERRY ARTHUR To bewere published in Enlarged for proofing. SHRINER, Deceased, size: until 1 col. x 4.5" Bids willActual be accepted July 17, 2012. issued on June 27,Record 2012, in Newspapers The Cause No. P16195, pending 02/08/12Bids will be opened at 10:00 A.M. on July 18, 2012. in the County Court at Law To be published in of Orange County, Texas, to: The Record Newspapers Chasity Roberts. PLEASE FAX ANY


Call Christine at 409-886-7776

Record numbers of children are being abused. Your volunteer help is needed! The pro-

buildings, comprising a total of 9,129 square feet


886-7183 or 337-401-1757

Hair dressers, massage therapist and nail technicians. Room or booth rental – $75 per week. Have walk-ins, but clientele helpful.

SUICIDE RESCUE of Orange County. Suicide is not the answer, give us a chance, 769-4044 Vidor.

AL-ANON MEETS ON Wednesday & Sunday at 7pm. 1512 Strickland Dr., Orange, call (409) 779-4289 or Cindy @ 994-5503 for details.

Notice is hereby given that original Letters of Testamentary for the Estate of PATRICIA ELLEN MORROW, Deceased, were issued on June 26, 2012, in Cause No. P-16188, pending in the County Court at Law of Orange County, Texas, to: EMMICK MITCHELL DIONNE.

Maximum Effects Now Hiring in Orange!

SAT., 8AM TO NOON. 6007 HAZELWOOD, L.C. (in Cypress Bayou). Multi Family Garage Sale! TV’s, furniture, treadmill, stereo, clothes, lots of miscellaneous items.

• Penny Record Office: 333 West Roundbunch, Bridge City • County Record Office: 320 Henrietta, Orange Note: Offices Closed On Wednesday


The Record • Week of Wednesday, July 4, 2012 • 9B APARTMENTS NICE BC 1 BEDROOM, in nice neighborhood. Cathedral ceilings w/ track lighting & ceiling fan, all S.S. appliances, granite counter tops, self cleaning ove, dish washer. Bathroom has linen closet and biult-in vanity, all ceramic tile floors. Living area downstairs, black spiral staircase leads to loft bedroom, new CA/H, nice patio & yard, concrete parking, yard maintenance included, $500 monthly + $300 dep. + elec. & water, call for an appointment @ (409) 735-6277 or 626-1968.

BC AREA 1/1 M.H., $450 monthly + $250 dep. includes water and sewer and garbage, No Pets, (409) 9208386. (7/11) BRIDGE CITY AREA 2/1, nice and clean, all electric, stove and refrig., mini blinds, CA/H, garbage paid, No Pets, $425 monthly + dep., (409) 735-5230. (7/11) 3/2 IN SHADY ESTATES, BC, CA/H, laundry room, stove & refrig., appliances, clean inside and out, excellent cond., $700 monthly (includes water and garbage) + Dep., ref. req., (409) 474-1518. 3/1 IN OFISD, 1 block from schools, Large lot, W./D hookups, No Pets, $550 monthly + dep., (409) 720-8699 or 735-6701.

THE VILLAGE APARTMENTS IN BRIDGE CITY is now leasing 1 - 2 and 3 bedroom apartments We pay water/ sewer trash on most units. Some units have full size washer/dryers included! Located in the heart of Bridge City, and just minutes from all of the area refineries and Lamar. Award winning management and on-site 24 hour maintenance. Chamber of Commerce approved and have an A+ rating with the BBB! Come by or give us a call. 245 Tenney St. Bridge City. (409) 735-7696 or 4749731.

HOME SALES 3/2 PORT ARTHUR HOME, 2,200 sq. ft., formal living & dining rooms, utility rm., kitchen has 10’ breakfast bar, bonus room off kitchen, lots of storage, security system, home sits on a 100’ x 300’ lot, fenced back yard, No Owner Finance, $75,000, call (409) 720-9463 for more info.

HOME RENTALS ORANGE 1/1, nice and small, A/C, stove and refrig., W/D hook ups, all bills paid except elec., $495 monthly + $300 dep., (409) 735-6691. (7/4)

3/1/2CP IN WEST ORANGE, 2729 Dowling St., 1 block from school, Lg. kitchen, Lg utility room, porch off back, sun room, 12’ x 16’ work shop building in rear, (409) 7382412. (7/18)

ROOMMATE NEEDED, looking for female roommate for a very nice 2/2 home in Port Neches, large front porch, washer and dryer, storage, large backyard, you could have your own refrig., cable, No pets, outside smoking, no deposit req., (409) 237-5092, leave message.

1421 ELIZABETH STONE DRIVE. Tile and neutral colors throughout, with carpeted bedrooms. Brushed nickel contemporary fixtures, fenced backyard, front landscaping. Lot is 60x120. Great cul de sac neighborhood. No owner finance or rental. $155,000 Call 409-779-8170.

MOBILE HOME RENTALS BC AREA , as little as $30 daily for rooms, M.H.’s by day or week, starting at $30 a day or weekly, 735-8801 or 7347771. (cctfn)

NICE 2/1 TO BE MOVED! CA/H, completely remodeled, porch across front, on Hoo

3/2 IN SHADY ESTATES, BC, CA/H, laundry room, stove & refrig., appliances, clean inside and out, excellent cond., $700 monthly (includes water and garbage) + Dep., references req., (409) 4741518.

Very large rooms, 1/1, kitchen, washer and dryer hook-ups inside, stove, window units, fenced in back yard, carport. All bills paid includes water, entergy, sewer. $700 Monthly + $350 deposit. Move in ready, serious inquiries only. 2877 Ollia Rd.


I BUY JUNK CARS 670-6224

Call Erin (409) 779-4542

‘03 Chevy Malibu

Hoo Rd., $19,000 OBO, (409) 670-6505. LAND & LOTS 4.857 ACRE REPO, water, sewer, elec., concrete porch & built-up pad site, large metal building, partially cleared, secluded, owner financing, COUNTRYLAND PROPERTIES, LLC, (409) 745-1115. 40 ACRES FOR SALE. 20 acres of it pastured land w/ rice canal, fenced, end of Gilbert Rd. Motivated Seller! Located in Mauriceville School District. 8 acres plus 3 bdrm/2ba house. 409-7451936. SELLER FINANCE, LCMISD, MMud ware and sewer available. Some with built-up padsites, mobiles and livestock OK. COUNTRYLAND PROPERTIES, LLC, (409) 745-1115. 430 HOLLY ST., BC, lots 28 - 29 - 25’ of 27 & 15’ of 30, $30,000, water and sewer tap paid; 450 Holly, 1 bedrm. house, zone B, buy ALL for $50,000, No Owner Finance, (409)735-5041.

GLS, 44K miles, great gas mileage (21 City and 30 Highway), sunroof, CD, gold color,we are selling Mom’s gently used car, in beautiful condition, for $13,400, (512) 633-9997 or (409) 332-9383.

launch, (409) 474-1060. H O N D A C T 11 0 , C M X 250, CL 70, C 7 0 , s m a l l 110 4 wheeler, a n d m u c h more! Sell or trade, (409) 221-7126. ( 6 / 6 )

THEME: Classic Games

‘T R U C K S & VA N S ‘'85 CHEVY C-10, V-8, LWB,

‘06 SUBARU LEGACY (OUTBACK), silver, all wheel drive, , trailer hitch, 61K miles, 4 dr., excellent cond. 1 owner, always kept in garage, heated front seats, elec. w/seats, $12,900 OBO, (614) 4838075.

A/C, C. player, auto trans., PS/B, good motor, no oil leakage, real workhorse, $3,000 OBO, ask for Ruth @ (409) 735-7353 ‘02 CHEVY BLAZER 4X4 FULLY LOADED! Power steering, power brakes, power windows. Call 409-779-3354.


2006 COLORADO DUTCHMAN 12x35 bumper pull with 16 ft slideout, ex tra nice. $9,995. Call 409-670-9046 or 409988-9401.

‘‘04 FORD F-150 TRITON, ext. cab, step side, very pretty, $6,200, (409) 553-3332.



NEED ‘96 FORD 460 ENGINE, (409) 550-2652.


Solution from last week

325 BLUEBERRY, BC, city water and sewer, $10,000 or make cash offer, (409) 5492610. TWO CEMETERY PLOTS for sale at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. Call 409-883-8122. MOBILE HOME SALES LEASE TO OWN 3/2 IN BC, in Shady Estates, CA/H, laundry room, stove & refrig., appliances, clean inside and out, excellent cond., $16,000, $5,000 down will finance balance (409) 474-1518 or 4742252. ‘08


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‘04 Saturn Ion

‘04 Chevy Ext. Cab

1. *Talking board? 6. King or queen ___ 9. Drink too much 13. *Poker stakes 14. Romanian monetary unit 15. Sweet tooth addiction 16. Novelist Anne and footballer Jerry 17. Landers or Coulter, e.g. 18. Members of the media 19. Beat hard 21. *Type of checkers 23. To ___ a dog on someone 24. Brian Urlacher, e.g. 25. Beauty treatment site 28. Tibetan priest 30. Covered with hairs 35. *Journey from college to retirement 37. Master of his castle 39. Body center 40. Desktop picture 41. _____ attack 43. Drunken reaction 44. Welsh dog breed, pl. 46. Very bright star 47. Fly like eagle 48. Eternal, in the olden days 50. Time distortion


Automatic - Air, Clean, 101k


‘05 Equinox

‘04 Buick Century

! D L SO

Down 1. Crew tool 2. Used for measuring 3. Allergy symptom 4. They go with cheers 5. Lash out 6. Dull or uninteresting 7. Poetic “even” 8. Knucklehead 9. Wrong ____ 10. S-shaped molding 11. *Football play 12. Gaelic 15. State of one’s emotions 20. Sell illegally

‘06 Chevy Impala LS


Automatic - Air, 97k, 4 door

52. A layer in plywood 53. U-____ 55. Faux ___ 57. *Opposite of chutes 61. Like the Witch of the West 64. Theater guide 65. *Highest or lowest card 67. Found in Boy Scouts 69. Found on a map 70. 4 qts. 71. Ship away from harbor 72. Ants’ structure 73. Finish line 74. Attention-seeking



Extended cab, Automatic - Air, 103k

‘04 Chevy Impalla


95k, Automatic Air, very clean

‘01 Ford 150

22. As opposed to mishap 24. Barn occupant? 25. Pizza serving 26. Edging of small loops, as on lace 27. In front of 29. Sound of disapproval 31. Right hand column, like in baseball 32. The lowest deck 33. “Round up the _____ suspects!” 34. *Game of apologies 36. Denotes engineer 38. Prima donna 42. Plural of “carpus” 45. Be inherent in something 49. A husk of corn 51. *Blinky, Pinky and Inky game 54. Habitual practice 56. *Hockey players do it 57. Boozer 58. Reproductive structures 59. Indian soup 60. *”The farmer in the ____” 61. Join by heating 62. More 63. Legal right to a property 66. *Kick it 68. “Never ___ never”

‘04 Chevy Cavalier blue 2 door, 79k, Automatic - Air


‘02 Grand Marquis

tan 4d


Automatic - Air, 32k

‘04 Pontiac GrandAM


4 door, Automatic - Air, 88k, Grey

s ‘04 Volkswagen GLS

Automatic - Air, Black, 59k 4 door


‘09 Dodge Dakota Ext


‘98 Dodge Ram red


85k, Convertible, Automatic - Air

‘04 Ford Expedition


‘05 Saturn Ion


Eddie Bauer, Automatic - Air, 97k


‘05 Chry. Convertible

‘05 Kia Sedona LX

White, Automatic, Low Mileage

Very, ‘05


Lincoln TC Sig.

Automatic - Air, Clean, 100k


‘04 Chevy Tahoe

Very, Very Clean, A lot of equipment, 105k


‘04 Ford 5-Pass. Van

White, automatic and air 121k


‘03 Cadillac Deville



financing! available

‘05 Buick Lesabre

56k, Automatic - Air, VERY Clean,


‘01 Chevy Astro Van

Sebrin Convertible Touring, Auto. Air 54K


135K, LXT Club Wagon

ous irness FamFOR Fa



Clean Pre-Owned CARS, TRUCKS & SUVs

Automatic - Air, 4 door, 69k

100k, All seats Automatic - Air 87k White


‘04 Chevy Crew Cab

! D L SO


Automatic - Air, 71k




Quadcab, Work truck needs some attention


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

gold 4 door

4 door, maroon,

57k, Automatic - Air

Automatic - Air, Clean, Maroon,

silver, 4 door


Corner of MacArthur & Henrietta St., Orange


We Buy Clean Used Cars and Trucks

LT, Automatic - Air, 96k, half ton


“We can use your bank or credit union for financing!” Price + TTL

Pictures for illustration purpose only


• The Record • Week of Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Better organization can help your family go green (StatePoint) Americans generate a lot of garbage; and while recycling is on the rise, most families can do more to reduce the waste they create. This season, strive to go greener. Some simple organizational tips can help you get started. Go Paperless The best way to cut down on the garbage you create is

to never generate the waste in the first place. Start by organizing your finances online. Electronic bank statements and bills payments are a fast, secure and earth-friendly alternative to paper statements. Consider putting a stop to catalogs and junk mail. Most companies allow you to order straight from their websites. Not only will you be eliminat-

ing paper waste, you’ll be reducing the amount of energy needed for mail delivery. Pack Smart Lunches Recent research by the American Dietetic Association shows that 83 percent of working Americans typically eat in and around their work spaces. But if you’re transporting your food in single-use bags or wrapping paper, your

Reusable containers will help you cut down on waste at lunch time.

midday meal is creating more waste than necessary. “Every year, Americans throw away enough plastic sandwich bags to circle the earth more than 7 times,” says Scott Griffith, Marketing Director at Newell Rubbermaid. “Using reusable food storage containers to take lunch to work or school can dramatically cut down on all that waste.” Make going green convenient by opting for reusable containers that efficiently use the space in your lunch box or bag. For example, Rubbermaid’s new LunchBlox modular containers snap together in multiple configurations and stack compactly to stay organized and efficiently use the space in your lunch bag. Clean Your Closets Organizing your storage spaces can be an enlightening experience, especially if you haven’t done so in a long time. Not only are you likely to discover you have a lot of stuff you don’t need, you’ll also learn you have a lot of stuff you don’t want. Instead of tossing your duds in the landfill, sort out what is usable and donate those clothes, toys, books, and knick knacks that you’ve outgrown

Have a Happy & Safe Independence Day! ~ The Record Newspapers ~

to a secondhand store or charity. This exercise will encourage you to be more mindful when making questionable purchases in the future. Remember – today’s impulse buy is tomorrow’s garbage. Encourage Recycling Clearly marking your recycling bins will encourage the members of your household, as well as guests to recycle. Con-

sider adding a recycling bin to every level of your home, so there will be no excuses to throw recyclables into garbage cans. Post information about what can be recycled in a central location. Doing your part for the planet starts at home. By getting organized this season, you can reduce your contribution to your local landfill.

Ways to beautify your garden (StatePoint) Whether your garden is a source of food for your family, a way to beautify your home’s outdoor spaces, or a gathering place for parties, you already know how beneficial your outdoor hobby can be. But a garden needn’t only be a human habitat. If you cultivate it right, you can encourage beautiful wildlife to become regular visitors to your garden all season long. Here are some tips to get started: • Plant native flowers, shrubs and trees to give local wildlife the proper sustenance they need to survive. Skip flowers bred strictly for size and color and opt for high-nectar yielding flowers instead. • Incorporate birdfeeders into your garden. Not only will they look great, they are an excellent supplemental food source for your feathered friends. And you can keep furry friends at bay with a squirrel-proof feeder. • If you build a water source, they will come (and stay). A pond or birdbath will help prevent birds from eating and going in search of water. • Birds need cover to protect themselves from predators. Planting densely with a mix of smaller trees, shrubs and beds of annuals and perennials will do the trick. • Avoid pesticides. These chemicals are potentially harmful to you and your fam-

ily, and the same goes for wildlife. Also, by killing garden pests, you will eliminate a primary source of protein for birds in search of nourishment for their migration ahead. Once you’ve invited all these creatures to share your garden, you’re going to need to take some steps to make it safe for them. While a garden might be a safe haven, your home can be a death trap According to Wyoming-based Western EcoSystems Technology, an estimated 98 million birds are killed annually in the U.S. from colliding with glass windows. That is one bird fatality per house. But you don’t need to be part of the problem. Applying static-cling decals to your windows will prevent birds from mistaking your windows for thin air. And you can apply such a decal without affecting the appearance of your home. If you spot an injured bird in your garden, don’t rescue it. If it’s young, its parents are likely nearby. If you want to take action, call your wildlife office for information on licensed rehabilitators. With a few tweaks to your garden, you can create an ecofriendly habitat for the birds and the bees and everything in between. After all, there’s nothing more beautiful than a garden that is not only good to you and your family, but to wildlife, as well.

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