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Synthetic drugs still a problem in county Debby Schamber

very severe paranoia which can sometimes cause users to harm themselves. Reported effects have included suicidal thoughts, violent behavior, confusion, chest pain and possibly death. The speed of onset is 15 minutes, while the length of the high from these drugs last four to six hours, according to the CDC. Before the drug became illegal to possess, users when pulled over would tell the offi-

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Synthetic drugs are not as common as they once were in the city of Orange, but narcotics officers are still seeing people in possession of the once popular drugs. According to Robert Estrello, narcotics officer for the Orange Police Department, suspects caught with less than one gram of the illegal drug, bath salts, can be charged with a state jail felony. The amount of time a suspect can receive, “goes up from there” if they are caught with more of the dangerous drug. A recent arrest was made after a TABC (Tobacco Alcoholic Beverages Commission) officer went to a convenience store in the 300 block of Lutcher Drive. They opened a door during their investigation and stumbled upon a large amount of synthetic drugs. As a result, after further investigation, the store owner was arrested, according to Estrello. The white powdery substance has many street names such as Purple Wave or Vanilla Sky but it’s still the same - Bath Salts. Short term effects include

BCLL fall ball registration scheduled Bridge City Little League 2012 fall baseball and softball registration (for children ages 5-15) will be held 6-8 p.m., July 23, 24, and 26 at the BCLL board room. Cost is $100 for the first child, $50 for additional children. For coaches applications and more information go to


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cers they actually had bath salts. Tests at the scene would indicate it was cocaine, but it wasn’t until it was sent to a lab that it could be confirmed as bath salts. It was in October 2011, the DEA published a final order in the Federal Register to control three of the synthetic stimulants used to make bath salts. Under this order, the synthetic stimulants are designated as Schedule I substances under

the controlled substances act, according to the DEA. The drugs come from the Houston area. But, they have been sold in all areas of Orange County, Estrello said. Synthetic marijuana is also a problem in the area as most often it is seen at convenience stores and not sold by drug dealers on the street since most drug users would prefer SYNTHETIC DRUGS PAGE 3A

Bridgette Gearen During a recent investigation synthetic drugs were discovered at a convenience store located in the 300 block of Lutcher Drive. As a result, the owner of the store was arrested on felony charges.

BCCC awards Gibbs as Record employee Staff Report

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The Bridge City Chamber of Commerce presented Nicole Gibbs as their July Employee of the Month at the monthly networking coffee held at MCT Credit Union, 4837 South Highway 87. She is the business manager at The Record Newspapers and has received many words of appreciation for her dedication and helpfulness by numerous people. The Record Newspapers, the County Record and the Penny Record newspapers, are Orange County’s largest circulated publication. Each week 20,000 copies of the papers are distributed free to households and businesses throughout the county. The newspapers, and the web site are entirely advertiser supported. Locally owned and operated since 1960, The Record, like most small businesses in Orange County, is built on the foundation of employing local people. The entire staff at The Record are Orange County residents with various skills in newspaper and internet news production and advertising. Like most locally owned businesses, the revenue that supports The Record also provides jobs while keeping local dollars here in Orange

Nicole Gibbs, business manager of The Record Newspapers, was named the “Employee of the Month” by the Bridge City Chamber of Commerce. She was presented an plaque by Bridge City Chamber Ambassador Shirley Zimmerman at the Chamber’s monthly networking coffee at MCT Credit Union on Tuesday.

County. Gibbs is one of those local employees supported by advertising revenue bringing Orange County news to The Record readers each week. Gibbs is a central figure at The Record. By title she is business manager, however, in the two years that she has been with The Record staff she has worked in every as-

Galveston County Sheriff’s Office still working to solve murder Debby Schamber For The Record

Bridgette Gearen, 28, of Orange, like many single mothers wanted to escape the rigors of everyday life and when she got the chance headed to the beach with family and friends. But, her July 2007 weekend getaway turned out to be deadly and a case of being at the wrong place at the wrong time. Gearen and her daughter, who was 2 years old at the time, had driven to Crystal Beach to spend the night with friends in a rented beach house on Monkhouse Road. The area is commonly known by locals as “The Zoo.” Just before midnight the group decided to go for a drive on the beach such to watch the surf under the stars. Gearen left her daughter in the care of others who decided to stay behind. She walked out the door never to be seen alive again by those who loved the young woman with bubbly personality. When she left she was wearing typical beachwear of a red halter top and blue jean shorts on her five feet three inch and 110 pound frame. A few minutes later the group of people would also go outside for their ride on the beach, but Gearen was nowhere in sight. They searched all around the area, but she was gone.

Bridgette Gearen, pictured with her then 2 year old daughter, Kyra, was viciously raped and murder at Crystal Beach in July 2007. Investigators are still diligently working to capture her murder.

After several hours, her friends became worried since they knew she would not be separated from Kyra for such a long time. So, they called the Galveston County Sheriff’s Office. By early morning, campers on the beach found her beaten and partially clothed body near the water’s edge.

It was later determined the beating was very brutal as she fought for her life. In addition, she was raped before being strangled. An autopsy would further reveal she was beaten with a blunt instrument. Her head and face suffered massive BRIDGETTE PAGE 3A


BC Council approves property zone changes David Ball

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The Bridge City City Council had a full slate of zone changes to either approve or disapprove at their regular meeting on Tuesday night. First on the list was a request from the Planning and Zoning Commission for a zone change for Michael Wilson from R-1 (Single Family Residential District) to a C-2 (Second Commercial District) on property located on West Roundbunch Road. The property is 2.446 acres across FM

20-foot space that would 1442 from Common be adequate. The city Ground Church. The approved a 25-foot easefrontage is 304.3 feet. ment for the property. The east side of the The next zone change property is 300-feet approved was from R-1 deep. The west side to C-3 (Third Commeradjoins the back of the houses on the east side ROCCAFORTE cial District) on property located behind the of Charlotte Street and 319.10-feet deep. The back Chicken Express Restaurant side adjoins the remainder of on Texas Avenue. The propWilson’s 18.479 acres and is erty is 2.405 acres . City Manager Jerry Jones said the prop406.14-feet wide. Mayor Kirk Roccaforte said erty will be used to build a the city could allow 50-foot townhome. The council also approved right-of-way or green zone from the back area of the the following properties for a property. Wilson requested a called joint public hearing on

August 7: · A request from Don Breaux for a proposed zone change from R-1 to C-3 on a portion located at 835 Center Drive. · A request from Jalmar and Linda Dixon from R-1 to R-2 (Low Density Residential District) on property located on Ferry Drive. · A request from Louis Miller from R-1 to R-2 on property located on Ferry Drive and Meadowlawn. The council approved awarding the bid for proposed sewer plant improvements in connection with the Texas

Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery Program between the city and the Texas General Land Office. Jones said these are funds left over from Round I funding in the amount of $1.194 million. The contractor has included all alternate bids in the contract. The funds will go for the upgrade of pumps, motors, valves, painting, etc. Jones also reported ongoing street projects and pipe bursting have slowed down due to rain, but should soon be back on schedule.

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Farmers’ Market growing Penny Leleux

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Willie Voliber recently moved to Orange from Houston. “It’s a big difference,” he said. “Houston’s fast, nobody cares about nothing.” Saturday he discovered the Orange Farmers’ Market. The market is held twice a week in Big Lots! parking lot on MacArthur Drive. “I didn’t know Orange had this till just this week,” he said. Voliber said he read about it in The County Record. “I love it. It’s got some things that bring me back to older days like preserves, fresh stuff and people growing and stuff, that’s better for the body, like blueberries,” he said. “The people were very friendly.” Mark Fouts has sold products at the market since its inception seven years ago. It was first held at the Orange Library. Fouts said when the market out grew the library it was moved to Lions Park. It then out grew the park and moved to Big Lots! parking lot. “We’ve been here three years,” he said. Fouts said Jean Fregia signed him up. “She was selling cookies back then.” One of Fouts specialties is pickled eggs made from an old family recipe. He also has fresh yard eggs and produce when it’s in season. He also sometimes has jams and jellies. That day, one of his wares was corn cob jelly. He said corn cob jelly has been around for over 150 years. “A lot of what we have here are old fashion recipes people make and bring here; family secrets, family traits. That’s what makes it so unique,” said Fouts. Heidi Welch has been selling preserves, jellies and vegetables at the farmers’ market for five years. “You find fresh vegetables and stuff you can’t find in the store. It’s nice to meet people, to talk to them, inquire about recipes and things like that.” Jim Frasier is a member of the committee that organizes the twice weekly market, “You’re going to spend a little bit less than what they spend

at HEB or Krogers or Market Basket, but it is going to be fresh and it’s not going to be setting on the counter moldy looking or whatever. It’s picked, it’s brought out here,” said Frasier. “We don’t allow anybody to ship stuff in from out of Mexico or somewhere; other markets do, but we don’t. Frasier said they do allow some people to bring watermelons from Sugartown, La. because locally, nobody grows them. “If we had somebody locally that grows them we would not allow that.” It’s all locally grown and fresh.” In fact, he said if people come at the end of the market each day, they usually get a little better deal, because the farmers want to get rid of what they’ve got because they’re going to have more to harvest. “Right now, tomatoes are at their peak, they’re gonna start going down. Blueberries are just about all gone. There’s gonna be a lot more purple hull peas, cream peas and maybe latter on some beans, mustard greens and turnips and more squash again,” he said. “Right now it’s about the middle of the season, the hot part. We need some rain,” said Frasier Saturday. Mother nature answered that need Monday and Tuesday, this week. “A lot of people bring jams, jellies and plants. I have blueberry plants I’m going to bring a little later, it’s hot right now for them.” Frasier said the market committee has a president, a vice president and secretary. “Roy Stanford works with us.” Stanford is one of the Texas AgriLIFE extension agents which is the sponsor of the Farmers’ Market. “He helped us get this set up in this parking lot and the mayor of Pinehurst is really behind us. That helps a lot.” If someone is interested in selling at the market they need to speak with Frasier Fregia or Billy Peveto. “We’ll tell them what the rules are and if they can abide by them, they can sell here.” There is not charge to sell at the market. Once a year they collect $5 from each vendor for advertising.

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Farmer Eddie LaFleur says it’s a good place to move some of your vegetables. “You grow more than you can use, so it’s a good outlet to move some of them. The people seem to really like it,” said LaFleur. They can come up here and get fresh vegetables. LaFleur sells okra, fig preserves and purple hull peas. Voliber was on a quest for purple okra. “I have never seen that in my life. I was dying to see that today, but the guy didn’t come for some reason. I have never heard of it.” Voliber said he will try again Wednesday afternoon to see if purple okra makes an appearance. “I’m dying to see it.” Marie Weeks spoke about her and Pat Cropper’s home based business of fresh baked bread, rolls and hamburger buns. During the week, the women travel business to business selling bread. “We discovered they have this market so we brought our wares here,” said Weeks. “It is a benefit because it consolidates instead of going business to business with our wares, we sit here and the people come to us. That’s the biggest benefit for us because we’re not spending gas except to get here and we love the people.” The women said baking bread is not a seasonal thing for them, they sell throughout the year. “We really love being here with the people. The market moves our stuff without moving us with gas. These are people we don’t see,” said Weeks. “I like it because the community gets fresh stuff,” said Cropper. “Fresh vegetables, home grown.” Karen Murdock of Orange says she shops the farmers market because it is local and fresh. “They’re competitive to the grocery store if not a little less, but you know where it’s coming from and it helps our local economy.” She started shopping at the Farmers’ Market last year. “I try to come every week. It’s more like every other week. I try to come on Wednesdays too, but I don’t get into town. I’m a morning person.” Fouts said the Farmers’ Market also brings additional shoppers to the stores surrounding the parking lot. “Pinehurst welcomes this. It draws in revenue,” he said. The official time on Saturdays is 7-10 a.m., but Fouts said many of the vendors get there at 6 a.m. to take advantage of people getting off work from the plants and hospital. Fouts said he does not participate in Farmers’ Market on Wednesdays which runs 3-6 p.m. An updated list of expected produce for the week is published each week in The Record Newspapers. What is actually available on a particular day can vary from the list depending on garden conditions and other factors. Will Voliber be coming back to Farmers’ Market? “Oh, I have no doubt that I will. When I heard about it, I wasn’t expecting as many people out here as vendors; there’s a lot more. There’s a lot of people that really take pride in this place. I’ll be back and I’ll be spending more money too!” Voliber said he spent almost $50 on his first trip to the market. “A lot of people could benefit from here,” said Voliber.

OC Historical Commission Honors “Gatemouth” Brown Staff Report For The Record

At 9 a.m., July 21, local music legend Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown will have a historical marker at his gravesite in Hollywood Cemetery dedicated by the Orange County Historical Commission. Following is a short history of Gatemouth researched and written by Dr. Robert H. Finch. Gatemouth Brown April 18, 1924 – Sept. 10, 2005 Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown Jr. was born on April 18, 1924 in Vinton, La. and moved with his family just across the Sabine River to Orange when he was an infant. The musical gumbo that was his trademark, what he called “American Music, Texas Style, was shaped by his youth in border town Orange where the culture of Louisiana Cajuns mixed with that of the shipyards, and where he learned music at the knee of his musician father playing on street corners in the Orange area. While he is best known as a guitarist and fiddler, he played several other instruments including drums, viola, mandolin and harmonica. His recording career spanned 57 years, from 1947-2004. Gatemouth played the drums professionally prior to being drafted into the Army during World War II. After the war, he became a featured performer on the guitar at Don Robey’s Bronze Peacock in Houston after he spontaneously filled in when a sick T-Bone Walker left the stage. Robey started the Peacock Records label in 1949 and signed Gatemouth. Dozens of tunes were recorded in-

cluding the nationwide rhythm and blues hit, “Mary is Fine” in 1949. The Peacock recordings continued through the fifties, but Gatemouth’s career slumped in the sixties. He did hit the country charts with a cover of Little Jimmy Dickens’ “May the Bird of BROWN Paradise Fly Up Your Nose” and also led the house band for the Nashville, Tenn. blues/rhythm and blues/ rock teen dance TV program, The!!!!!Beat. At the end of the decade, he quit the music business and worked as a deputy sheriff in New Mexico. In the 1970s, he toured Europe playing the blues and in the same decade appeared on the country music variety TV program “Hee Haw” as well as on the Public Broadcasting System program, “Austin City Limits.” In August 2005, Gatemouth evacuated to his hometown of Orange when his Slidell, La. home was threatened and ultimately destroyed by Hurricane Katrina. Already diagnosed with cancer and heartsick with the loss of the memorabilia of his career by Hurricane Katrina, Gatemouth died in his neice’s apartment in Orange. He was laid to rest at the Hollywood Cemetery in Orange. His casket was one of the 33 that floated out of the graves in Hollywood Cemetery as a result of the storm surge of Hurricane Ike on Sept. 13, 2008 and was reinterred at its original resting place.

BCCC awards Gibbs pect, news production, advertising, photography and web development. “Nicole handles a lot of responsibility,” said Mark Dunn, general manager, “She wears every hat and keeps the rest of us on track and moving forward. Nicole is a dedicated and a loyal employee who takes pride in the publication of The Record and TheRecordLive. com.” Born in Dripping Springs,

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Gibbs graduated in 2005 from the University of Science and Art of Oklahoma in Chickasha, Okla. She is the daughter of Mike and Ginny McNair of Orange. Gibbs lives in Bridge City with her spouse, Dustin, and their two year old son, Eryk. “As a co-worker, Nicole is a team player and a delight to work with,” Dunn said. “She is smart, hardworking, reliable and a true professional.”

Nicole received a plaque, sponsored by David Self Ford, honoring her as the Employee of the Month as well as gift certificates to Bette’s Gift Shop, Luv Lingerie, DuPuis Tire and Service Center, Sonic Drive-In, Total Impressions Salon, Peggy’s on the Bayou, Trendz, Tiger Rock Martial Arts of Bridge City, and David Self Ford. She also won a door prize donated by MCT Credit Union.

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Bridgette Gearen injury but her death was determined to be manual strangulation. There were indications of a vicious fight which aided the collection of forensic evidence which will help in identifying those who killed her. It is believed there are three to five suspects involved in the murder case. Investigators will not comment on the evidence collected but they have sent items to the DPS lab for analysis. They have received some of the reports back and have sent more for analysis. Waiting on the reports has proven to be very frustrating with the large backlog of cases. Some of the analysis reports are still pending, according to Tommy Hansen of the Galveston County Sheriff’s Office. Detectives had no doubts the killer(s) would have had visible injuries on their body and immediately issued a press release in the local area. It was their hope anyone with the injuries or acting suspicious would be spotted and they would have their suspect. The day after the murder, Galveston Police bloodhounds, the Sheriff’s Mounted

Synthetic drugs

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the real thing instead of the synthetics. Synthetic marijuana looks similar to the real marijuana, but is more powdery and doesn’t have any leaves present, Estrello said. Over the course of a few months, investigators with the Orange County Sheriff’s Office investigated a Vidor convenience store after receiving complaints from concerned citizens. The store located at 585 North Main Street was reportedly selling synthetic marijuana. Investigators were able to purchase the drug for themselves at that location and seized more than six pounds of the illegal drug. As a result, two arrests were made on felony possession charges. Like OPD officers, the OSCO deputies also routinely enter stores to see if there is

Twin solar system discovered

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Posse and Texas Equusearch combed miles of the beach and surround area. The following weekend they returned to do it all again. While others were sifting through the beach and sand dunes for evidence, deputies swarmed the small community talking to campers, residents and visitors to gather information and pass out flyers. Now five years later, thousands of miles covered and after the many man-hours investigating the case, nobody has been arrested for Bridget Gearen’s murder. Hansen was on call that weekend. It is the case he is determined to solve. Hansen claims he has been in the business of solving cases for more than 30 year and he says this case is one of the most brutal he has seen. But adds, “This is by no means a cold case and it never has been. We’re coming and we’re coming hard.” A big break in the case came when investigators talked to some people who had gathered at a bonfire on the night of the murder. They reported they had heard a woman scream and get into a dark colored

any illegal activity. In October 2011, the OSCO Narcotics Division conducted an undercover operation targeting several primary location they believed to be actively selling the illegal drugs. Once the drugs were tested and confirmed to be bath salts and synthetic marijuana, then the officers were able to make the arrests. Because of the findings, a search warrant was issued for a store on Highway 105 in Vidor. The owner was still actively selling the drugs and he was arrested and charged with felony possession of a controlled substance, according to information from the OSCO. Anyone wanting to report any activity of selling the illegal drugs can contact the OPD at 409-883-1026 or the OSCO at 409-882-2612.

Salvation Army Scrapbooking benefit to be held The third annual Scrapbooking benefit for the Orange County Salvation Army food pantry will be held on Saturday, July 21 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Salvation Army on MLK Drive in Orange. All scrap-bookers and card markers are welcome, lunch will be provided. There will also be door prizes and games. A Stampin’ Up representative will be there to demonstrate their products and ideas. Registration is $25, all proceeds will go toward the Orange County Salvation Army. For more information, please call Bonnie at 409-883-4232.


SUV. However, the side of the vehicle blocked their view from seeing if she was forced. Since then, the vehicle has been located and is “on radar” according to Hansen. The suspects are being carefully watched as well. Investigators are working to determine each person’s involvement. Some are local but others live out of state. “They are connected in one way or another,” Hansen said. Although several assailants involved was not good for Gearen, it will help investigators because it enhances the solvability. If only one person is involved then there may not be a weak link in the chain. However, when more than one person is involved, the chances of a weak link increases, according to Hansen. The investigators have worked to confirm information from several different sources, Hansen said. Finding Gearen’s killers has been a community wide effort. Local business owners in WE SELL Crystal Beach have gathered PARTStoFOR money put up a reward fund $15,000 for informaALL ofMAJOR tion leading  to the arrest and BRANDS!!! conviction of the suspects involved in the murder of Gearen. “The whole case has been about strategy,” Hansen said. But, Hansen intends to see it through until justice is served. Anyone with any information on this case is asked to call the Galveston County Sheriff’s Office at 866-2488477. “If you know anything, or just think you know anything, just give us a call,” Hansen said.

Rachel Kaufman National Geographic News

Astronomers have detected our “grotesque” twin: A planetary system arranged much like our own solar system, a new study says. Dubbed GJ676A, the system has two rocky planets orbiting close to its host star, and two gas giants orbiting far away. This means the system is arranged like our system— though in GJ676A, everything is much larger. For instance, the smallest rocky planet in GJ676A is at least four times the mass of Earth, while the largest gas giant is five times the size of Jupiter. Other multiple-planet systems have been discovered, such as HD10180, which has been called the richest exoplanetary find ever because of the seven to nine planets orbiting its host star. (Also see “Our Solar System May Have Millions of ‘Twins.’”) But HD10180’s planets are all gas giants in relatively close orbits, while GJ676A has both rocky and gas planets—and its “Neptune-like” planet takes 4,000 days to make one orbit, said study leader Guillem Anglada Escudé, a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Gottingen in Germany. The long orbits of GJ676A’s gas giants and the short orbits of its close-in, extremely hot super Earths are what led the astronomers to dub GJ676A our solar system’s twin. Anglada Escudé and team used a new data-analysis technique to detect smaller planets around the star, which had already been known to host one gas giant.

“This means that it’s likely that other systems have hidden companions,” he said. “We just need to apply the new techniques to find them.” The finding also may refine planetary-formation models, he added. According to one popular explanation for super Earths so close to a host star. “But your planet that moves

picks up all the mass with it,” Anglada Escudé said. “That didn’t happen here, because you still had mass to form the gas giants. It’s possible that the gas giants formed first in long-period orbits— they didn’t migrate—and then a few million years later, you start forming super-Earths with the leftovers.”

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From the Creaux’s Nest FRIEND RECORDS HISTORY We’ve come on another week and finally got some rain. King would have liked that. Appearing, starting in this week’s issue, is a column by the late King Dunn, who died recently at age 94. Before his death he recorded his life as a youngster and adult and the times. Mr. Dunn, a longtime post master at Mauriceville, spent his entire life in the country community where he and his late wife raised their family. They both contributed to making their community better. You will find King’s column, about the old times, interesting and informative. His writing will be bound into a book for future generations. Writing the happenings during our times is a good idea for all of us. We each have a perspective of the life we have led and the times we lived. King was a good man and a great friend. In the next few weeks we look forward to reading the history he left us.*****I’ve got to get to work. Come along, I promise it won’t do you no harm. PERRY REJECTS HEALTH CARE PROGRAM Texas Gov. Rick Perry rejects Medicaid expansion at a time when Texas ranks dead last in health care for its citizens. If Perry’s decision holds, the state will forgo billions of federal dollars. The federal government would pay the full cost for the first three years, after that Texas’s share would be capped at 10 percent. The states cost would be $27 billion over 10 years but would bring in $164 billion and full coverage for 1.5 million low income adults, picking up the bill for counties now having to foot an expansive indigent care program. Some discussion has included allowing entities to negotiate directly with the federal government, even if the state doesn’t sign off on the expansion. With the states’ strained budget and 25 percent of adults and 23 percent of all children without health coverage, it’s hard to believe that Perry is passing up federal funds which will now go to other states. Several states with GOP governors are looking at opting out of the federal program. Many observers see it as a political stand and that after the presidential elections they will take the money and administer the health care program. Without it Texas, which ranks 50th in health care, would see many more join the indigent ranks. Texas, through Gov. Perry, is turning down billions of dollars coming to the state for the next three years at no cost, while health care for many of it’s citizens suffers and counties have to pick up the tab for indigent care. TEXAS VOTER ID LAW IN COURT Texas is defending the states’ new controversial voter photo ID law in a Washington federal court. The trial is expected to last through this week. Justice Department claims it would discriminate against minorities. Minority and Civil Rights groups have joined in opposition to the law, which could disenfranchise up to 1.4 million voters and points to the lack of prosecutions and voter fraud cases to underscore the states claims that the new law is not justified. Justice Department lawyers claim the new law passed by the Republican controlled legislature unfairly targets the elderly, students and minorities, who don’t have photo ID’s from the federal or state governments, including drivers license, passports or concealed weapons permits. Texas elective official Brian Ingram testified Monday that no fraud cases have been sent to the Texas Attorney General for investigation. Minority groups claim the law, made a priority by Gov. Rick Perry, in the 2011 legislative session, was meant to suppress and disenfranchise minorities who are more likely to vote Democratic. A three judge federal panel hearing the case is expected to rule within a month. Texas, a state with a history of radical discrimination is required to get federal pre-clearance for changes to voting laws and procedures. CONDOLENCES We were sorry to hear about the passing of Margaret Catherine Richter, 81, who died July 5. Funeral services were held July 8 at St. Paul united Methodist Church, in Bridge City. Margaret and her late husband W.A. started the Richter Food Program in the Bridge City and Orangefield area. Over the years, Ms. Richter and her husband dedicated much of their time to helping others. (please see obituary.)*****Audrey Marie Meeks, 83, passed away Saturday, July 7. Service was held Monday, July 9. We had known Audrey for over 55 years. She was a good person and loved by her family and friends. Born in Port Arthur, where her mother Marie Hebert, drove the St. James school bus for many years. Audrey and her family moved to Bridge City in the mid-1950’s. We extend our sympathies to her family. May she rest in peace. Please see obituary. TURNING BACK THE HANDS OF TIME 10 Years Ago-2002 Members of the oldest Baptist church in West Orange cut the ribbon Sunday to open it’s new parsonage. A three bedroom, two bath home that will serve as the new pastors residence. Tony Houseman, who was the builder of the new home, said it had all the bells and whistles. The anonymous donor really wanted it to be a great parsonage. Claude Webb,

chairman of the deacons, said the donor is a woman.*****C. Delle Bates hosted the first downtown Orange party on July 4th at his home on Front street on the Sabine River. A few of the people spotted were Charlie Wickersham, Tony DalSasso, Gisela Houseman, Jefferson County Sheriff Mitch Wood, Donna Peterson, Judge Buddie Hahn, Brenda Campbell, Mickey, Moe and Helena Litton, Johnny Montagne and his tribe, Paul Cormier, “Buckshot” Winfree, Cal Broussard, Phyllis and Roy Dunn, with Mark and Sharon, Judge Pete Runnels, Michelle Judice with Big Al, Judge Claude and Pauline, Judge Grover and Sue, Marci Messer, Mary Alice Hartsfield and Alice Williams, Larry Webb, Mayor Brown Claybar, Stump Weatherford and six hundred other natives. The fireworks display turned into an all night party. (Editor’s note: If Bates doesn’t throw another party soon we will grow too old to attend. Several of those friends mentioned above have left us but are remembered.)*****The B-1 bomber which flew over the crowd gathered for the fireworks display was occupied by Maj. Allen Wilson, an Orange native, LC-M grad and 12 year Air Force veteran. Even though the bomber weighs 447,000 pounds it can fly 900 miles per hour.*****It was like old home week for The Record when former newspaper staffers Pattie Hanks and Chris Farkas visited. Pattie was in from Vegas and Chris in from Florida. They took in C. Delle’s party and also Van Choates’ great Cajun food, something they both missed.*****Connie Chung had a special on CNN featuring the National Women’s Football League. One of the players featured was a former Bridge City High tennis star, Pam “Peacock” Ener.*****The body of 4-year-old Dannarriah Finley was discovered on Pleasure Island in Port Arthur. OPD Detective Sgt. Chris Arnold and Police Chief Sam Kittrell ask anyone with any information to please come forward. (Editor‘s note: It‘s been ten years and still no arrest have been made.)*****Services were held for J.C. Morgan, 74, who died July 3.*****Wanda J. Reed, of Bridge City, passed away July 7.****Delores “Dee’ Leleux Bergeron, 61, died July 3. Dee was a longtime employee of Dupuis Gulf and Tire Center.*****John E. Payne, 84, of West Orange died July 6.*****Paul Pelaez, 76, of Bridge City, died July 3.*****Happy 18th birthday to Hope Brown.***** Amy Oubre celebrated July 9. (Editor’s note: She was Ms. Phyl’s mom who passed away seven years ago. Roy’s mom Marie celebrated on July 12. She has also passed away since then.) 35 Years Ago With the help of Sen. Carl Parker, State Rep. Wayne Peveto and the Orange County Bar Association, a Third District Court will go into effect January, 1978. The Legislators created the court; Gov. Dolph Briscoe signed it into law. Speculation is that the governor will appoint County Court-at-Law Judge Grover Halliburton to the new post. (Editor‘s note: It didn‘t happen.)*****B&B Auction house celebrates its sixth anniversary this month. We congratulate Col. Bert.*****Lowell Scribner is being held hostage at Orange Memorial Hospital. The Show Biz columnist is also the manager of Palais Royale.*****Pretty little Stacy Savoy will be 9 years old next week. She is the daughter of Gary and Judy Savoy.***Tim Lieby drives to Freeport for a deep sea fishing trip on David Olson’s boat. Dr. Olson had already left the dock when Tim arrived. Lieby came home empty handed. Doc got a mess of fish. Maybe Tim made too many stops between BC and Freeport, and that’s why he missed the boat.*****Harold and Dr. Rod Fisette, C.T. Kelly and Lester Saucier went out on Calvin Stakes’ boat to Cameron on the 4th of July. They caught a lot of fish, Spanish and king mackerel. This time Calvin missed his own boat. They were gone when he arrived. He must have also made too many stops.*****Pretty Allyson Nickum is 7 years old on the seventh day of the seventh month of 1977.*****Harold and Patsy Fisette and Pat Bearden will celebrate a 20th class reunion next Saturday. They all graduated from Stark High.***Congrats to seven BC mothers who made a good showing in every event of the first annual Mother’s Track Meet at Orangefield. Moms are June Gregory, Cindy Van, Charlotte Fitts, Ginger Prince, Dot Guillas, Denise Guyote and team leader Charoline Mires. CELEBRITY NOTES Superstar Ernest Borgnine, 95, died Sunday, July 8. His famous gap-toothed smile, hearty laugh and down to earth grace was welcomed by generations into their living rooms as the Skipper of TV’s McHales Navy. His acting career spanned more than 60 years on the big screen, stage and television. Personally, some of my favorite Borgnine roles were “Bad Day at Black Rock,” “The Dirty Dozen,” “The Wild Bunch” and the “Poseidon Adventure.” We lost another of our great stars that had been in most of our lives for as long as we recall.*****Katie Holmes got out of Dodge, leaving actor Tom Cruies and Scientology behind. What is Scientology? It parallels many other major western religions in making a claim that it is the single way to find truth. Its more like Buddhism or Hinduism in that it does not rely on the Bible. The religion, founded by the late author L. Ron Hubbard, in 1954, now has 10,000 churches, missions and groups in 167 countries. Church headquarters is in St. Petersburg, Florida. Nicole Kidman, after leaving Cruise and the church had the marriage annulled by the Catholic church as spiritually invalid. Katie Holmes, also a Catholic, has filed for divorce in New York. On Monday they reached a settlement agreement.***Meanwhile, Congressman Barney Frank has wed his longtime partner, Jim Ready, 42, last Saturday evening at the Marriott in Newton MA. Gov. Deval Patrick officiated. Barney, 72, is 30 years Jim’s senior. Barney is retiring from the congress after three decades in office. BARGAINS TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF Now here are a couple of great bargains you should take advantage of. These savings don’t come around very often. First, Big Lots, one of my favorite places to shop, always offering name brands at low prices. Here’s the deal, Sunday, July 15, only, with the coupon on page 3B, you can get 20 percent off of your entire purchase. That’s a big savings off of already low prices. Truckloads of new merchandise coming in this week, plus school supplies. I’ll be there for Folgers coffee and other supplies. Also, for the first time ever Quiznos, at 178 Strickland Dr., is running an insert, with outstanding coupons and other specials in this week’s Record Newspapers. If you picked up your paper at one of our convenient locations and it doesn’t have that insert, you can pick one up at our Orange or Bridge City Record offices. BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK Laura Childress, Brennan Magee, Michael Brinson, Miranda Welker, Peggy Hebert, Sarah Cornwell, Shelby Welker, Arta Miller, Charlotte Stout, Cleon Hogan, Lana Griffith, Larissa Barclay, Joette Webb, Wickie Carter, Nancy Byers, Terry Meyer, ,Craig Simmons, Danna Fournet, Dawanna Landry, Dera Breaux, Virginia Cox, Earline Gar-

rison, Kristen McCurry, Marsha McCullough, Mary Morton, Rodney Barrett, Steve Sarver, Susan Everett, Angela Zenos, Billy Bryant, Donna Peterson, George Millsap, Jared Ganze, Margaret Richey, Joe Rion, Melani Woodruff, Calvin Rutledge, Ella Stuebing, Lance George, Ledia Miller, Mark Grizzaffi, Melissa Darbonne, Melissa Eshbach, Mitchell Heil, Peggy Claybar, Tommy Harmon, BJ Graham, Cassey Polk, JB Jones, Marlin McKinney, Rhys Outlaw, Jean Long, Gail Eads, Phil Dickman, Clarence Dale Newton, Lorie Dubose, Mary Dorsey, Carlis Roy, Edee Pratt, Theresa Krout, Deborah Ashcraft, Don Hightower, Harold Lonadier, Cheryl Richard, Cynthia Chataignier, Don Fields and Harry Barclay. A FEW HAPPENINGS While at the doctor‘s office in Beaumont, Sue Halliburton fell and damaged both knees. She‘s out of the hospital and staying at son Cleve‘s home until she recovers. We wish this nice lady the best.*****We understand, however hard to believe, that Judge Pat paid real American money to rent a cabin at Crystal Beach. What made him spend money and why he did it is the big question. He hates the beach.*****The nearest I‘m going to be around water is Peggy‘s on the Bayou. She started serving Richard‘s famous bar-b-que crabs this week. Their fresh crabs come right off the boats at their own dock. They also still serve boiled crawfish but crawfish season is coming to an end soon.*****The Sheriff‘s Posse Rodeo will be held July 20 and 21 at the Rodeo Arena on FM 105, between Hwy. 87 and Hwy. 62. It‘s always a lot of fun for the whole family. The rodeo starts at 8 p.m.******The “Born on the Bayou“ fireworks and outing on Cow Bayou, July 4th, was a big success for only the first event on that Bayou frontage. When complete the Heritage and Nature Center and beautiful grounds will be a big asset for the citizens of Bridge City and this area.*****A few good folks we know celebrating their special day. On July 11, our longtime friend Donna Riely marks another year as does Cleon Hogan and nurse practitioner Lana Griffith.***Pretty Joette Webb celebrates on July 12. She’s Charlie’s other half.***Our buddy Christy Koury is also a July 12 baby.***A special lady, who has put up with Millard for 64 years, Virginia (Ms. Ginny) Cox marks her special day.***I stay confused on when this beautiful lady marks her birthday. I have Donna Peterson celebrating on both July 7 and July 13. Could there be two Donnas?***A good guy who has hung out with “Dee” for many years, Calvin Rutledge, celebrates July 14, as does retired Bridge City school principle Ella Stuebing.***Melissa Eshbach celebrates July 15, also another real sweetheart Peggy Stringer Claybar, David’s longtime better half.***Tommy Harmon, Corky and Don’s kid brother, marks another birthday July 15.***Clarence Dale Newton, the kid from West Texas, who never believed he’d get this old but thanks to “Granny” looking out for him, celebrates another July 16.***The pretty Cajun lady, former school teacher, married to Brad, Carlis Reed Roy, celebrates July 16. Oops, I forgot to mention she’s also Tyler Bearden’s motherin-law.***One of the toughest gals we know, everyone should have that much get up and go, Edith “Edee” Pratt, a real jewel celebrates on July 17. We extend her a very happy birthday wish.***Former Bridge City City Manager, Don Fields, married to Ms. Lucy, is a year older on July 18.***We extend best wishes and a happy birthday to everyone celebrating this week. Please see complete birthday list.*****The Harmon boys, at Harmon Pre-owned Cars, are wheeling and dealing. They just got in some nice vehicles and are ready to offer you a great deal. Their low overhead allows them to pass on the savings to their customers, plus they will finance. Stop by and get them to give you a quote on a good used car, van or truck. You’ll enjoy the visit and doing business with them.*****Our friend Sue Simar is selling some beautiful figs. Nice figs are hard to find. She also has fresh tomatoes, ripe on the vine and shelled pecans. Give her a call at 883-3619 and tell her Creaux told you to call. She’ll treat you right. CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS July 11, Giorgio Armani will be 78; Suzanne Vega, 53; Lisa Rinna, 49 and Lil Kim, 37.***July 12, Bill Cosby, 75; Richard Simmons, 64; Kristi Yamaguchi, 41.***July 13, Harrison Ford, 70; Cheech Marin, 66; Fatboy Slim, 49.***July 14, Matthew Fox, 46.***July 15, Linda Ronstadt, 66; Jesse Ventura, 61; Terry O’Quinn, 60; Forest Whitaker, 51; Brian Austin Green, 39.***July 16, Jimmy Johnson, 69; Will Ferrell, 16.***July 17, Donald Sutherland, 78; Camilla Parker-Bowles, 65, David Hasselhoff, 60. CAJUN STORY OF THE WEEK Joe Primeaux and Alcid Comeaux were having some coffee at da McDonald’s las Friday wen Comeaux say, “A couple of womens moved in da house across da street from me and Agnes. One is a middle aged gym teacher her and da utta one is a social worker, maybe around 25. Dese two womens go everywhere together dem and me and Agnes never see any mens go in or leave dere house. Primeaux, you tink maybe dey could be Lebanese dem?” C’EST TOUT Congratulations to our Girl Friday, Nicole Gibbs, who was named employee of the month by the Bridge City Chamber. She was honored Tuesday morning at the Chamber’s monthly gathering at Mid-County Teachers Credit Union. There is no one more deserving, plus she’s a sweetheart, loyal and dedicated. I don’t know what Creaux and I would do if we didn’t have her around to bail us out of deep do-do almost daily. She’s married to Dusty, a nice guy, who doesn’t complain when she works overtime. He and all of us will miss her this week while she takes a well deserved vacation in Oklahoma with her sisters.*****Meanwhile, the Wednesday Lunch Bunch will dine at Robert’s this week and will be back at Novrozsky’s next week. Everyone is always welcome to attend.*****My time is up, thank you for yours. Please shop our family of advertisers, they make it possible to bring you this paper free each week. Check us out on our website, TheRecordLive. com. for daily area happenings. See you next week. Stay safe, take care and God bless.

The Record • Week of Wednesday, July 11, 2012

The Great Horned Toad Escapade A couple weeks ago we attended the closing session of our two grandsons’ Vacation Bible School at Proctor Street Baptist Church. It’s a fine church, led by a dedicated minister, supported by committed staff members, sustained by tireless volunteers, and blessed with faithful parishioners. Now, VBS today isn’t a whole lot different than when I was in vacation bible school back in the Middle Ages. I guess the big difference is in the music today. It’s sort of what I’d call hip-hop. For all I know it might be ‘rip rap’ or ‘slipslap’, but whatever it is, the little ones really get with it, and the message remains the same. And I have no doubt Jesus is tapping His toes right along with them. Sitting out there in the sanctuary, I looked on as grade by grade sang their little songs they’d worked so hard on throughout the week. I have to say, the youngsters put on a good show, and to a single one, they were all well behaved, not like some of us when we were in the spotlight. And that brings me around to one of the worst, but most deserved spankings I ever got. Vacation bible school was right in the middle of it. That’s right. Now Dad was not a church-goer. Mom dutifully pulled my brother and me out of bed every Sunday and out of the mud holes on Wednesday and headed out for church. Now up in the Texas Panhandle, horned toads abounded.

For those who have no idea what a horned toad (we called them horny toads) looked like, they were miniature creatures from Jurassic Park. Sort of light brown in color, they sported two spiked horns protruding from their heads and several smaller spikes covering their backs. They were gentle creatures. You could turn them on their backs and rub their tummies and they’d go to sleep. There was rumor that they would spit blood in your eyes and blind you, but I never saw any evidence of it. At the same time, even when I was rubbing their bellies, I was mighty cautious to keep the little guys at arm’s length. Biggest one I ever laid eyes on was about five or six inches long and four wide. Real old timers. Come spring, tiny horny toads were everywhere, little one-inchers, and those are the ones that caused Jerry and me all the trouble. No, truth is Jerry and me caused Jerry and me all the trouble. For seventy years I’ve put the blame on those little horny toads, but the truth is, we two mischievous boys were the blame. Now at our vacation bible school, we sang traditional hymns, never venturing into different types of music. For two eleven-year-old boys, standing before a congregation and singing half-a-dozen hymns gets sort of boring. Now I had an uncle who smoked Bull Durham cigarettes. He always had empty tobacco bags around, so Jerry and I stashed a dozen or so horny toads in a bag, and he slipped it in his pocket.

We figured on turning them loose among the girls when we kids all gathered for refreshments after the service, but to our horror, the little toads slipped out of the bag while we were singing. Jerry later claimed some of the horns were sticking him through the thin cloth and he was trying to move them around. Whatever the reason, twelve or thirteen little horny toads shot out of his pocket and scattered like a covey of quail right under the feet of the choir. Best I can recollect, we were in the middle of “Jesus Loves Me” when the screaming broke out. The word ‘loves’ turned into shrieks. The girls in the choir clambered over the chairs, Two or three of the smaller boys shouted with glee and scrambled to catch a toad, the preacher’s face grew red, the congregation roared, and Mom fainted. A couple little fellers must have made it into the congregation for half-a dozen or so little old white-haired ladies all around the sanctuary popped to their feet and screamed. If today’s Child Protective Services had seen my rear and legs after my spanking, they’d probably have tried to arrest Dad, which would have been a dreadful mistake on their part. Things were a heck of a lot different back then. Strange isn’t it. There I was in Proctor Street Church, listening to the little ones I cherish so much and at the same time, remembering the past with sweet nostalgia. The only thing the VBS kids turned loose at Proctor Street was the Spirit of the Lord and a lot of fun. My younger grandson, Mikey, is shy. The first


couple songs, he sort of laid back, but when the third came along, the kids were swinging their arms and bouncing around like rubber balls, the little squirt jumped feet first into the singing and dancing. I was proud as punch of that boy. Keegan, the older of the two knows no stranger. He stood out in front of all of them, although I don’t think he was supposed to. He swung his arms and danced to all three of the songs. But the little guy who stole the show looked to be about four or so. He bounced back and forth across the stage in time to the beat of the music, fell to the carpet, twirled on his back, leaped to his feet, did some break dancing, and dropped to the floor again. If any of us had done that as a kid, all of our moms would have fainted and our fathers would have reached for belts. Afterward we visited their rooms, saw their work, then drifted over to the gym for ice cream. And there’s no doubt in my mind the Good Lord was looking down with a big smile on his face just like He did that time when a four-yearold, dressed in a black western outfit, stepped through the back doors of the sanctuary of the Wheeler Methodist Church during offering with two cap pistols in hand and told everyone ‘this is a hold-up’. But that’s another memory for another time.. Kent_Conwell

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Community Bulletin Board

American Legion to sell plate lunches

Orange County Farmer’s Market open Wednesday, Saturday

OC Master Gardeners to meet July 12

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, figs, eggplant, cucumbers, squash, purple hull peas, a variety of peppers, 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.

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. For further information, contact President Cathie Duhon at 883-6909.

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.

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

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

Salvation Army Scrapbooking benefit to be held The third annual Scrapbooking benefit for the Orange County Salvation Army food pantry will be held on Saturday, July 21 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Salvation Army on MLK Drive in Orange. All scrap-bookers and card markers are welcome, lunch will be provided. There will also be door prizes and games. A Stampin’ Up representative will be there to demonstrate their products and ideas. Registration is $25, all proceeds will go toward the Orange County Salvation Army. For more information, please call Bonnie at 409-883-4232.

Cormier Museum to open July 21 The Orangefield Cormier Museum will be open on Saturday, July 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The museum is located at 9974 FM 105 in Orangefield, next to the Orangefield High School Gymnasium.

Safe Sitter® course now being offered


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 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: Family Matters - 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.

610 W. Main Ave. Orange, TX 77630 409.883.0871 On display through September 22, 2012 Explore Art: Materials and Methods Revealed in The W.H. Stark House - Visitors are invited to the adjacent Carriage House for an exhibit featuring cut glass and sterling silver from the Stark House collection, including art that has never been on display to the public. This exhibit is being held in conjunction with Explore Art at Stark Museum of Art. Open Tuesday through Saturday, 10am - 3pm. Admission varies and is limited to individuals 10 years and older.

707 Main Ave. Orange, TX 77630 409.886.5535 Announcing the 2012-2013, 5-Star, Sensational Season! Renew your season tickets now for: An Intimate Evening with Lindsey Buckingham, Cirque Chinois, Catch Me If You Can, A Chorus Line, The Midtown Men, A Christmas with Shoji Tabuchi, Shatner’s World, STOMP, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, The Black Watch, Biloxi Blues, One Night of Queen, DREAMGIRLS, Hal Holbrook Mark Twain Tonight and The Addams Family. Single tickets go on sale July 26, 2012. Open Monday through Friday, 8:30am - 4:30pm. Call 409.886.5535 or visit for tickets.

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

BCLL fall ball registration scheduled Bridge City Little League 2012 fall baseball and softball registration (for children ages 5-15) will be held 6-8 p.m., July 23, 24, and 26 at the BCLL board room. Cost is $100 for the first child, $50 for additional children. For coaches applications and more information go to www.

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 meetings postponed The fibromyaligia support group that meets every first, third and fifth Thursday of every month at Second Baptist Church, 340 Bland Drive in Bridge City has been temporarily cancelled. The next meeting will be publicized soon. 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.

Great summer ideas for kids (StatePoint) Finding creative activities to keep your kids entertained during the summer can be a struggle. How many times can you make a visit to the pool new and exciting? If you’re looking for something different to do with your kids, consider throwing them a party! Whether you’re celebrating a birthday or simply the great weather, a party provides a terrific opportunity for kids to socialize while school is out of session. Summery Theme Set the mood for your guests with a great motif like a princess party or a pirate party. “Opt for a theme that speaks to your child’s interests and personality,” says Mariam Naficy, CEO of, an online stationery store that specializes in custom-designed invitations. Browsing through kids’ party invitations online is a great way to inspire your young ones to help plan the day. Visit for party theme ideas you both can enjoy. Stay Active Summer is the best time of year to get the kids moving. Ditch the video games and celebrate the season with relay races and sports in the yard. After an exhilarating three-legged race match, your guests may need to cool off. Tell everyone to bring bathing suits and let them run through the sprinkler. Cool Eats Most children won’t turn down a piping hot slice of pizza, no matter what the thermometer reads. But you may want to pick some cooler culinary fare for dessert. Opt for ice cream, popsicles and all those other frozen treats that make summer great. It’s messy -- but worth the fuss! Don’t forget the grill. Hot dogs and hamburgers will be easy to pull off for a large group, and are always a hit with kids. Let guests “build-their-own-burgers” with a toppings assembly line. The “Write” Gift Great gifts for kids that can be used year-round are personalized journals and stationery. Thanking their friends for coming to their party -- in writing -- will be good motivation for them to pick up a pen during their long vacation from school. A party is a great way to keep kids social and active during the summer months. So put on your party hats and celebrate the summertime!

The Record • Week of Wednesday, July 11, 2012


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Newt Thayer Orange Francis Newton Thayer Jr. was born March 23, 1922 in Chicago, Ill., the first child of Francis Newton Thayer and Helen Foulke. Newt died peacefully on July 4 in Orange. A private memorial service will be held for the immediate family. Newt earned the rank of 2nd Lieutenant in the Air Corps of the Army of the United States during World War II. While stationed in Iowa, he met Jean Evelyn Marsh, the love of his life, at a dance for military personnel. On June 1, 1944 in Des Moines, Iowa, they were married and began life together. Newt was a B-24 Bomber Pilot in the European Theater during World War II. Upon his return to civilian life, they moved to Atlanta, GA where he completed a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology. After graduation Newt joined E I Du Pont de Nemours and Company, and eventually moved his family to Orange in 1954. Here they reared three sons, Frank, David and Ken. Newt’s activities included playing contract bridge, playing golf, working in the yard, and exploring artwork, oil painting, and stained glass. He was active in the Orange Rotary Club, SCORE, and the continuing education program at Lamar University-Orange. Newt and Jean traveled to five continents where they enjoyed sightseeing, shopping, and fine dining. They loved to dance and were sometimes the only couple on cruise ship dance floors. Newt was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Jean, and his son Kenneth Charles Thayer. He is survived by children, Francis N “Frank” Thayer III and wife, Rosemary, of Houston; son David Marsh Thayer of Houston, and daughter-in-law, Rose Etta Yocum Thayer of Orange. Grandchildren are Francis N “Mark” Thayer IV and wife, Tammy Sue, of Houston; Sean T. Thayer and wife, Jennifer, of Lakeville, Minn.; Jennifer Erin Thayer Knight and husband, Sam, of Houston; Christi Jean Thayer Kovatch and husband, Christopher, of Orange; and Rose Lorraine “Lori” Thayer Briggs and husband, Matt of Killeen. He is also survived by greatgrandchildren, Austin Thomas, Heather Anne, Hannah Macaslin and Spencer Allan Thayer of Houston; Adam Thomas, Francis N. V, and Jane Elizabeth Thayer of Lakeville, Minn.; Cinnone Alexandra, Gethin Ieuan James, and Gwyneth Rose Knight of Houston; Christopher Jackson, Christanna Rose “Rosie” and Christon Thayer Kovatch of Orange. In lieu of flowers, the family requests a donation be made to a charity of your choice. To Be held:

Zula Mae Pollard Gist Zula Mae Pollard, 91, of Gist, passed away Monday, July 9, in Orange. Services to remember her life will be at 10:30 a.m. on We d n e s d a y, July 11, in the Chapel of Dorman Funeral Home in Orange with Brother John Fortenberry officiating. Rite of Committal and Interment will follow services at Bland Cemetery in Orange. Born on July 14, 1920 in Texla, Texas to her parents, Coleman Peveto and Mable Jane (Clark) Peveto. She lived in the Mauriceville area since 1981, she was a homemaker and she attended the New Cherry Grove Baptist Church in Gist. Mrs. Pollard enjoyed sewing and spending time with her family. Mrs. Pollard is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, W.W. “Bill” Pollard and her numerous brothers and sisters. Those who will most cherish

her memory are her sons, Tommy G. Pollard and wife, JoAnn of Manvel, Texas and Billy Pollard and wife, Diana of Gist; her brother, Wayne Peveto and wife, Trudy of Mauriceville; her seven grandchildren, Gerry Pollard, Jimmy Pollard, Jesse Pollard, Martha Vandergriff, Debra Kibodeaux, Dana Christian and Gary Pollard; numerous great grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family. Condolences may be sent to the family at

Verna “Bunnie” Fox Bridge City Verna Fox, 70, of Bridge City, died We d n e s d a y, July 4, in Port Arthur. Memorial services will be at 4 p.m. Sunday, July 15, at Groves Community Seventh Day Adventist Church. Cremation is under the direction of Claybar Haven of Rest. Born in Deweyville, on Feb. 18, 1942, Verna was the daughter of Louis and Nora (Smart) Lonadier. Bunnie is survived by her husband of 42 years, Curly “Dutch” Fox; daughter, Nita Bolling and husband James of Bridge City; son, John Louis Granger; grandchild Maddison Bolling; sisters, Shirley Baum and her daughters Tammy Head and April Ray, and Bobbie Philen and her sons Michael and Ray Philen. Held:

Audrey Marie Meeks Bridge City Audrey Marie Meeks, 83, of Bridge City, passed away Saturday, July 7, at Mid-Jefferson Extended Care Hospital in Nederland after an illness. Services to remember her life were held Monday, July 9 in the Chapel of Dorman Funeral Home in Orange with the Rev. Clary Chesson, officiating. Rite of committal and entombment followed services in the Gethsamane Mausoleum in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens near Bridge City. A native of New Orleans, La., she was born on Jan. 21, 1929 to her parents, Junius Frank Hebert and Marie (Dantin) Hebert. She moved to Port Arthur as a child and lived for many years in Bridge City. Mrs. Meeks was of the Catholic faith, she was a homemaker and a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend to many. She enjoyed dancing, crafting, painting ceramic and making floral arrangements. Mrs. Meeks is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Len Jackson Meeks and her son, Neil Charles Meeks. Those who will both cherish her memory are her daughter, Debra Dailey and husband, Theodore Lee Jr. of Orangefield; her son, Michael Len Meeks and wife, Cheryl of Bridge City; her brother, Wade Hebert of Houston; her granddaughters, Tracy Lynn Miguez and husband, Matt and Christina Meeks; her great grandchildren, Sydney Miguez, Carson Miguez and J’Amya Ordonez; her nephews, David and John Hebert and her great nephew, Davin Hebert. The Meeks Family wishes to thank all of the staff at The Pinehurst Nursing and Rehabilitation Center for making Mrs. Meeks time with them so joyous and comfortable.

Betty Sue Forbes Bridge City Betty Sue Forbes, 81, of Bridge City, died Saturday, July 7, at Silsbee Oaks in Silsbee. Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 10, at Claybar Funeral Home in Bridge City Texas with Mr. Ray Wells officiating. Burial followed at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Bridge City. Born in Port Arthur, Texas, on Oct. 5, 1930, Betty Sue was the daughter of Dick and Agnes (Masterson) Cypert. She was a former member of the Bridge

City Church of Christ and a recent member of Fellowship Church of Christ of Orange. Betty worked as an LVN for Baptist Hospital among other places. She was preceded in death by her parents. Betty Sue is survived by her husband, Bobby Dean Forbes of Bridge City; son, Kirk Brabham and his wife Wanda of Bridge City; daughters, Tana Mears and her husband Terry of Beaumont, and Jamie Hagler and her husband Larry of Beaumont; step daughter, Debbie Delcambore of Tylertown, Miss.; grandchildren, Leah Choate, James Brabham, Paul Traitler, Brandy Emfinger, Shane Granger, Jana Woodall, and Amanda Gonzales; 13 great grandchildren; and brother, Jimmy Cypert of Austin. The family wants to give a special thanks to the administration and nursing staff at Silsbee Oaks and St. Elizabeth Hospital.

Dorothy Love Kyte Silsbee Dorothy Love Kyte, 87, of Silsbee, Texas died Saturday, July 7, in Beaumont. Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 10, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange with Dr. Joe Kite, Brother Wayne Kite and Chaplin Gene Eberle officiating. Burial followed at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Orange. Born in Bleakwood, Texas, on Jan. 2, 1925, Dorothy was the daughter of Henry and Nina (Lewis) Love. She enjoyed helping and being around others, fishing, traveling, entertaining, oil painting and was politically minded, and was once featured in a Sugar Bowl commercial. She worked as an LVN and was a Charter member of the Red Hat Society at Pine Arbor, and a member of Wolf Den Hunting and Fishing Club. Dorothy was a very Godly woman who was well loved and will be greatly missed. She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Henry Dale Kyte; step-daughter, Lynda Taylor; sisters, Mildred Bijold and Eula Faye Keegan; and brother, Carl Love. Dorothy is survived by her daughter, Patricia Kyte Rach and her husband Dan of Buna; sons, Larry Kyte and his wife June of Kingswood, Randy Kyte Sr. and his wife Marilyn of Livingston; step-son, Harley Dean Kyte and his wife Lou Ann of Whitney; eleven grandchildren; two greatgrandchildren; sister, Jessie Ragan of North Carolina. Larry Kyte, Steven Kyte, Randy Kyte Sr., Randy Kyte Jr., Joshua Kyte, Dan Rach and Harley Dean Kyte served as pallbearers. The honorary pallbearer was Harold Morris. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Harbor Hospice at: PO Box 21463, Beaumont, TX 77720.

Margaret Catherine Richter Bridge City Margaret Catherine Richter, 81, of Bridge City, died Thursday, July 5, in Port Arthur. Funeral services was held July 8, at St. Paul United Methodist Church in Bridge City with the Rev. Aaron Richter, the Rev. Brad Morgan and Chaplain Mike Eaves officiating. Burial followed at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Bridge City. Born in Beaumont, on April 2, 1931, Margaret was the daughter of Jack Sr. and Flossie Mae (Lavine) Stell. She was a member of the RSVP for 30 years and planned the RSVP appreciation luncheons for over 600 people numerous times throughout the years. Margaret and her husband started The Richter Food Program in the Orangefield and Bridge City area. She was also involved in the Shots Program at Baptist Orange, and volunteered with the Senior Watch Program through the Orange County Sheriff’s Department. She was also a member of the Orange County Sheriff’s Alumni.

She was preceded in death by her husband, W.A. Richter and her parents. Margaret is survived by her sons, W. Chris Richter and his wife Erma of Beaumont, and Douglas Richter and his wife Valerie of Bridge City; daughter, Debi Richter Foster and her husband Robert also of Bridge City; grandchildren, Reverend Aaron Richter, Julia Richter, Amy Campbell, Melanie Fogg, Matthew Franklin, Angela Foster, and Megan Foster; and four great grandchildren. Kenneth Prosperie, Mike Eaves, Matthew Franklin, Milton Fogg, Aaron Campbell, Mike White, Robert Foster and Dr. Wesley Palmer served as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were James Nezat, Carl Bevil, Melvin Hutson, Tommy Carter and Leon Carter. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Richter Food Program at St. Paul United Methodist Church: 1155 W. Roundbunch, Bridge City, Texas 77611.

Sylvia Fruge Savoy Moran Orange Sylvia Moran, 92, of Orange, passed away July 4, at her residence. Services to honor Sylvia’s life were held on Thursday, July 5 in the Chapel, at Claybar Funeral Home, following the services will be the burial at Autumn Oaks Cemetery. She was born on Oct. 29, 1919, in Arnaudville, La. She was the daughter of Zula Gilbeau Fruge and Edward Lastie Fruge. She was an accomplished artist, and seamstress. Sylvia and late husband, Glenn, loved to square dance and travel; they visited forty-nine of the 50 states - - the mid-west and north-west many times. Alaska was a favorite-visiting six times. Sylvia is preceded in death by her parents (Zula and Edward Fruge), her husband of 52 years, Glenn Moran and her niece Debra Leger Dean. Those who will cherish her memory are her daughter, Sherry Lester and husband, Thomas Lester; stepson, Glenn Thomas Moran and wife, Jackie; grandchildren: Natalie Hayes and husband, Michael; Keith Lester and wife, Angela; Dr. Kenneth Lester and David Lester; her great granddaughters, Ashley Clark and husband, Chris, Evan Gray and husband, Jeremy; Krystal and Amber Lester; great grandson, Bryan Hayes; her greatgreat grandsons, Adrian and Colin Clark; her sisters, Louella Ravencraft, Mildred Leger, and Gloria Wade; two nieces, Dr. Carol Fetters and Cindy Idom; and two nephews, Larry Leger and Lonnie Leger. Honoring Sylvia as pallbearers were Keith Lester, Dr. Kenneth Lester, David Lester, Michael Hayes, Chris Clark and Bryan Hayes. Honorary pallbearers are: Larry Leger, Lonnie Leger and Jeremy Gray. Special thanks goes to her caregivers, Angela Lester and Texas Home Health Hospice. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary Catholic School, 2600 Bob Hall Rd. Orange, Texas, 77630.

Walter Loyd “W.L” Johnson Orange Walter Loyd “W.L” Johnson, 70, of Orange, died We d n e s d a y, July 4, at his residence. Funeral services were held Saturday, July 7, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange with the Rev. James Sellars officiating. Burial followed at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Orange. Born in Jonesville, La., on Sept. 3, 1941, W.L. was the son of Louie and Audrey Mae (Hardie) Johnson. He retired 22 years ago from the U.S. Army serving as Master Sargent from 19591981 in Vietnam, where he was awarded the Bronze Star. W.L.

was a Lifetime Member of the VFW 2775, a fireman and a Century 21 realtor in Killeen, Texas for 10 years, and worked for the Stark Foundation. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Carolyn Harris; and brothers, Carl Johnson and Ollie Johnson. W.L. is survived by his wife Bobbie Jane Johnson; daughters, Cynthia Johnson of Killeen, Angela Brown and husband David of Deweyville, Lorrie Brown and husband Joe of Deweyville, and Dawn Dozar of Orange; sons, Michael Johnson and wife Abby of Fort Worth, and Steven Todd Johnson and wife Eriselda of Hutto; ten grandchildren; and eleven great grandchildren.

Marion Pellegrin Gideon Bridge City Marion Pellegrin Gideon, 89, of Bridge City, died Wednesday, July 4, at her residence. Funeral services were held Saturday, July 7, at Claybar Funeral Home in Bridge City. Burial followed at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Bridge City. Born in Chauvin, La., on Nov. 30, 1922, Marion was the daughter of Adolph and Ethel Ann (Picou) Pellegrin. She was a Registered Nurse at Orange City Hospital and Orange Memorial Hospital. She was a Graduate of Hotel Dieu in Beaumont, where she was trained to be a nurse. She was preceded in death by her husband, George Edward Gideon. Marion is survived by her son, Carl Edward Gideon of Orangefield; granddaughter, Caitlin Elise Gideon; and brother, Donald J. Pellegrin of Houma, La.

Gerald Wayne “Jerry” Wheatley Orangefield G e r a l d Wayne “Jerry” Wheatley, 65, of Orangefield, passed away Monday, July 2, at his home after an illness. Memorial services to remember Jerry’s life were held Friday, July 6, in the Chapel of Dorman Funeral Home in Orange. Cremation was handled by Dorman Funeral Home. A native of Greenville, S.C., he was born on Sept. 13, 1946 to his parents, James W. Wheatley Sr. and Mattie Mae (Bowling) Wheatley. Jerry was raised in Orange, where he played sports while attending West Orange High School. He was a football standout and he loved telling stories about the “Good Old Days” playing football. After graduating, he married Sharon Reich and had two children, Wade and Wendee. Years later, they divorced and he moved to Houston where he

met and married Linda Langhoff. They also had two children, Clint and Amy. He moved to Elberta, Ala., where he bought and ran a successful Seawall business called Seawalls Plus. Many years later, he and Linda also divorced and he moved to Columbus and then back to Orange where he lived until his passing. Jerry was an avid fisherman and spent many hours on the water. It was his passion and he was extremely good at it. Just mention the word fishing and you had a long conversation on your hands. He enjoyed teaching his sons and grandsons the art of locating and catching fish. He was also an avid golfer and he spent many hours on the golf course. You could always bet though that his actual golf handicap was about five or six strokes higher than the one he told you. His fish and golf tales were definitely tall ones. He enjoyed attending athletic functions with the grandkids and “getting away” every chance he got. He had an infectious laugh and he was always the life of the party. He received a heart transplant in 2005 and during that time he became very close friends with many of the transplant patients at the hospital. Being one of the more mobile patients in the transplant wing, he often take other patients to their appointments, help with grocery shopping and other household duties. He was always eager to help his fellow man and this was never more evident than during his stay at the University of Alabama Birmingham while awaiting his heart transplant. Although he might not always have shown it, he had a big heart and he cared greatly for his family and friends. He will be greatly missed and there is comfort in knowing that his pain is over and that he is smiling down from Heaven, waiting for the chance to tell us another fish story. Jerry is preceded in death by his father, James W. Wheatley Sr. Those who will most cherish his memory are his daughters, Wendee Bradshaw and Amy Garcia and husband Jose; sons, Wade Wheatley and wife, Tammy and Clint Weldon and wife, Courtney; his mother, Mattie “Red” Wheatley; his brothers, Jim “Bo” Wheatley Jr. and wife, Mae and Dennis Wheatley and wife Christine; his grandchildren, Olivia Wheatley, Reid Wheatley, Cody Lee, Daley Bradshaw, Mason Bradshaw, Sydnee Pixley, Jeremiah Weldon and Addison Weldon. For those who desire memorial contributions, please make a donation in memory of Jerry to the American Heart Association, 10900-B Stonelake Blvd. Suite 320, Austin, Texas 78759, (888) 433-7220, and/or The American Cancer Society, 755 South 11th Street, Suite 212, Beaumont, Texas 77701-3723, (409) 835-2138


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Five simple ways to reduce fatigue Fatigue can indicate a host of things. Men and women who are overworked feel fatigue, as do men and women whose diet is low on nutrition. Fatigue can also be the result of a medical condition, which only sheds light on how important it is for men and women dealing with fatigue to speak to their physician about their condition. In addition to working with a physician to fight fatigue, there are steps men and women can take reduce fatigue and start feeling more energetic. * Get off the couch. A sedentary lifestyle will only make it more likely that you will feel fatigued. But including daily exercise as part of your routine

will not only boost your energy levels, but also improve circulation, increase your metabolism and relieve tension, an especially valuable benefit for overworked men and women. * Get some sleep. The notion that sleep can help fight fatigue might sound simple, but a good night’s sleep can elevate energy levels throughout the day, helping the body rest and recover. Failing to get sufficient sleep, which many people find is seven to eight hours per night, can turn today’s fatigue into tomorrow’s fatigue, and so on. * Address any sources of stress. Fatigue can be a side effect of stress. Many men

Individuals with arthritis are often stuck between a rock and a hard place. Doctors want people to exercise to keep up the range of motion in affected joints. However, even some limited movements can cause pain and suffering to those with arthritis. Furthermore, individuals with arthritis may shy away from the activities they once enjoyed because the pain is simply too overwhelming. Instead of simply sitting on the couch watching television, there are a number of different things arthritis sufferers can do to pass the time and reconnect with past hobbies and interests. It might just take a little re-outfitting of the tools that are needed to participate. Gardening Gardening is a popular pastime for people of all ages. But the repetitive motions of digging and tilling as well as gripping a multitude of tools can take the joy out of the hobby. People with arthritis can make some changes. Raised garden beds or container gardening eliminates the stooping and bending associated with traditional gardening. With containers, individuals can place

the containers on a counter or table and do all the work at a comfortable height. Choosing low-maintenance plants is another option. Plants that don’t require as much pruning or repotting are good for those with arthritis. Also, look for tools with larger grips and handles to be easier on arthritic hands. Crafting Many people with arthritis find the fine-detail work they grew accustomed to is not very comfortable with arthritis. Instead, there are many other crafts that can be practical. Ceramics are one craft where the activity can also be the exercise. Using a pottery wheel or hand-molding doughs and other modeling media can be a way to stretch and work the hands and fingers. Using paintbrushes equipped with wider grips can make painting possible. Mural painting is another option. Again, those with arthritis can choose tools with wide handles to make grasping easier. Large designs on walls or canvases will be easier to handle than smaller pieces. Cooking Cooking and baking is an

and women find work is their primary source of stress, but finances and relationship issues can be stressful as well. Whatever the source of your stress, address it and don’t allow it to fester. If it’s work, then look for ways to make work less stressful, whether it’s telecommuting more often or sharing more responsibilities. Exercise is a great way to relieve stress, but men and women fighting stress-related fatigue should address the source of the stress as well. * Reduce sugar intake. Sugar might provide an initial burst of energy, especially for people battling fatigue. However, once your blood sugar levels

begin to drop, which can happen rather quickly, you will notice a rather steep decline in your energy level. To successfully combat fatigue, avoid relying on quick fixes that only offer temporary relief. * Alter your eating habits. If you’re a proponent of three large meals per day but are battling fatigue, then it might be time to alter your eating habits. Replace the large meals with smaller meals, and snack throughout the day to maintain high energy levels. Just be sure to consume healthy snacks, and don’t forget to drink water throughout the day. Doing so will fight dehydration, which can also cause fatigue.

Simple hobbies for arthritis sufferers Exercise and drinking plenty of water are two ways to effectively combat fatigue.

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, figs, eggplant, cucumbers, squash, purple hull peas, a variety of peppers, 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.

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art form that can be enjoyed by anyone. Furthermore, with ergonomic spoons, ladles and other kitchen tools, it has never been more convenient or less labor-intensive to be an accomplished home chef. Baking and pastry creation is one area where people can show off creative skills. For those who love to bake but have trouble kneading and working dough, food processors, bread

machines and kitchen stand mixers can take the work out of those processes. Cooking is not only a rewarding hobby but also an activity that can benefit the household. Having arthritis doesn’t mean a person has to give up on the activities he or she enjoys. It merely involves a few tweaks that can still make these hobbies enjoyable.

What to do when you can’t sleep (StatePoint) One in four US adults today suffers from occasional sleeplessness that occurs over a relatively short period of time, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Sleep issues aren’t just a modern problem tied to the hustle and bustle of today’s hectic world. Throughout recorded history, philosophers, poets and scientists around the world have mused over the importance of sleep to physical and mental health. Across time and geographies, people have been searching for sleep remedies as far back as 2800 B.C. Instead of concocting special elixirs with exotic plants and animals, today you can

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Zucchini’s are finally growing in my garden now. I did not realize you could eat really big ones that you missed. Thanks to one of my friends cooking one and stuffing it I see that they are so good. Just thought after they grew that big it would be ruined because of the seeds inside. Not true. If you do not have a garden and enjoy zucchini try this. Sorry no news on a new location as of yet for the restaurant. Keep your eyes open for me. Must be very reasonable of course. Happy Eating!!! * 1 tablespoon olive oil * 2 zucchini * 1 -2 tomato, chopped * 1 garlic clove, diced * 1/2 teaspoon oregano * 1 cup breadcrumbs * Parmesan cheese

ucts within the pain section of the sleep-aid aisle. Do you prefer a natural supplement? Dietary supplements such as chamomile, valerian or melatonin are available in the supplement portion of the sleepaid aisle. However, these supplements have not been evaluated and approved by the FDA. These questions are meant to serve as a guide. Talk to your physician if your sleeplessness persists for more than two weeks.

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Wilson “King” Dunn: Editor’s Note: Prior to Mr. Dunn’s passing he wrote several articles documenting the history and heritage of the Dunn family and early life in Orange County. His son, Justice of the Peace Judge Derry Dunn gave The Record a copy of these articles so that we could share ‘King’ Dunn’s story. My Dad – William Thomas Dunn I got to thinking about my father and the cause of his death, which I imagine a lot of grandchildren and greatgrandchildren never heard but it is a part of their heritage. I’ll try to explain. It was June 11, 1946. I was twenty-seven years old, just out of the Army and had a little welding shop and grocery store in front of the old house, located on old Highway 62. Dad was driving to Mauriceville along, what is now FM 1130 and alongside the railroad when he noticed

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a cow had been killed on the railroad track. He used to own the property but had just sold it to Grover Williams but still had cattle on it. He stopped at the next crossing and was walking back down the tracks to check if the cow was one of his own. There were two sets of railroad tracks, a mainline and a switch track next to it. Dad was walking down the main track and a train was coming behind. The engineer told us that he blew the whistle, Dad looked back but evidently thought the train was on the other track and would pass him by. Sadly, it did not. Dad was struck by the train and was killed instantly. He was sixty-six years old and living an active life. I was driving to Mauriceville and stopped to wait on the stalled train that was blocking the cross. After a while, Smiley Bottley, a black man that worked for the railroad, was

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headed to my house to tell me I was young I wasn’t interested about the accident; he saw me and as I got older I was not in the car – a 1939 Chevrolet. very inquisitive. He said they wanted me at the I do know that Dad was born front of the train. As we walked in 1879 in Foard County in that way, northwest he told me Texas and about Dad. came to this When we got area when he to the crosswas about 20 ing, George years old. His Shannon and first job was a Tojan Fredschool teacherick told me er in a small that I did not school somewant to go up where in the there. I didn’t area of what go any furis now Kither; I could nard Estates. see a whole Due to transgang of peoportation, ple up there. small schools had to be He was Wilson “King” Dunn within walkburied days al1918-2012 ing distance ter Wilkinson Cemetery in Orange County. for children and enrollment All my brothers and sisters was small. I do know one of his first pupils was Ellen Stark, were there. who later became my aunt. One My Parents Some of you have asked for of her nephews, Wayne Stark, the particulars of my parent’s would later marry Eloide’s Sisearly life and unfortunately I ter, Violet Linscomb. do not know very much. When Mother was Mary Brown,

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born in 1882 in Orange, Texas, daughter of Bud Brown and one of a family of seventeen children. She went to school at Lemonville and married Dad in 1902. Later Dad became a railroad section foreman, stationed at Bessmay, Texas. Bessmay was about two miles east of what is now Buna and was built around a large lumber mill. The railroad track that runs alongside Highway 62 was built to take lumber and supplies from Orange Bessmay and back. Bessmay was where Mother and Dad lived when Gordon was born. They later purchased what we call the old place and 156 acres of land from Gene Saxon in the early 1900’s and raised their family. This land was located in Lemonville– the home place was where Sam lived, at the end of Dunn Road. They had nine children, the first of whom, William Latham (1902-1903), died as a baby. After Latham came Gordon Lois (1908-1972), Asa Eph (1911-2011), Wayne Thomas (1913-1980), Wendell Price

(1916-1998) Wilson Oscar (1918-2012) and Robert Weldon “Sam” (1924-2010). In Dad’s lifetime he was a dirt contractor, building highways and railroads with mules and slips before the time of bulldozers; a logger; a rancher; a range rider for the government; a dairyman; and part owner of a general merchandise store, Wilkinson Tillery and Dunn, located in Mauriceville. Mother was a very good mother, a very good cook, sewed a lot of our clothes such as shirt and underwear made out of feed sacks, and kept [the clothes] clean and ironed by heating the old flat irons on the wood stove. After Dad died, she lived in the old house until about 1956. She then moved into a small house we made by redoing a dairy barn. This was over near Dewey and Harriet’s place, at the end of Bean Road off of FM 1130. She was always there for us when we were in trouble or during sickness. She passed in 1963.

program when the time comes to pay monthly bills. * Routinely go through your files and see which items no longer have to be stored. Most bill stubs can be thrown out after a year. Financial paperwork and receipts should be saved for several years in the event of an audit. * Separate files into what can be stored at home and what is best stored somewhere in a safer location, like a safety deposit box. Car titles, credit card policies and numbers, pay

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wastes time and may result in missed deadlines or payments. There are ways to cull the clutter. Here are a few time-saving organizational tips. * Designate a basket or a drawer to serve as a collection point for mail. When it comes time to sort through it, you only have to go to one place. * Choose a place where you will store items to file away. A file cabinet is a logical source, but it can be a drawer or a box in the closet, as long as it is organized for easy access. * Files can be separated in different ways. Folders can be used to break down files into specifics, such as a folder for utility bills and one for insurance papers. The folders also can be organized by date. Try separating paid bills into bimonthly folders. This way you only have to search in one folder to find a specific piece of paperwork. * Do not keep unnecessary papers. They should be shredded and put in the recycling bin promptly to cut down on the amount of clutter. * Consider using a digital method to organize files and paperwork. Use a scanner to copy paperwork and then store the scanned file on your computer. Use a flatbed scanner or a speciality easy-feed scanner. The latter type of scanner might even come with programs to organize receipts, bills and whatever else you would like to store. Organize the folders on the computer so that you can easily find the item you need. * Think about scanning children’s schoolwork as well. Students are often sent home with multiple papers and assignments each day. Locate the “keepers” and create a digital scrapbook. Any documents that are being stored on a computer should be backed up to an external drive or CD. * Cut down on clutter at home by opting out of junk mail. Also, opt to have paperless statements for bills. This way you only need to access your e-mail or a bill-paying


Announcements It’s a boy!

William James Peevey was born weighing 7 pounds, 15 ounces on April 23, 2012 at 10:49 a.m. to Eric and Amy Peevey of Bridge City. Proud grandparents are Ken and Kathy Johnson of Orange; and Janet and William Peevey of Orange. Proud great-grandparents are Luther and Joann Bradley of Orange and Grady Johnson of Orange.


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An open letter to Houston Astos’ owner Jim Crame


Tailchaser Tournament solid catches



Dear Jim:


hope you don’t think I’m being too informal by calling you Jim instead of Mr. Crane, but I feel that I’ve been a loyal fan (a often critic) of the Houston Astros since they were called the Colt .45’s, back in the early 1960’s. I admit that I stopped being a fan during the middle 1960’s when I was employed by Mr. P.K. Wrigley as a member of the Chicago Cubs baseball organization. But that was a seasonal job before the days of big money and I was in need of 12-month employment, so I went back to being an Astros fan, but with mixed emotions whenever the Cubbies were in town. I can understand that whenever a person makes a large purchase (and buying a major league baseball team certainly falls into that category) you want to get the most product for your hardearned money. But if someone were to buy General Motors, they wouldn’t want to get rid of the divisions that produced Cadillacs and Chevrolets so the price would be cheaper. So why did you make former owner Drayton McLane dump Hunter Pence and Michael Bourn before the sale of the team was finalized? And last week’s trade of Carlos Lee to Miami was done on your watch, with you pulling all the strings. Their replacements were all minor leaguers, at least two or three years away from being in the majors. These players all will be bona fide major leaguers some day, but by playing them now certainly cheapens the product you’re attempting to put on the field. And when minor leaguers attempt to compete against major leaguers, guess what happens? The losses begin to pile up. These aren’t lopsided blow-outs by any means, just an error here, a mental mistake there, giving the opponent four or five outs in an inning and the result is a game


The results from last Saturday’s Triangle TailChasers tournament were a good indicator of just how hot the fishing on Sabine has been over the past few weeks. The local anglers that fish this circuit work for a living and are fortunate to squeeze in an afternoon or possibly even one day a week to scout out a winning pattern. Add to that the fact that they are looking for reds, trout, and flounder and the challenge is even more daunting! Twenty-one of the twenty-eight teams entered last Saturday weighed in fish and five of them brought slams to the scales. The slam consists of 2 legal redfish, trout and flounder. On most occasions, you really have to switch gears to fill out your flounder quota while targeting reds and trout and dealing with the clock at the same time. Jeremy Reeves and Jon Beagle took home the first place check with 26.28-pounds. The teams of Bates/Sonnier with 23.29-pounds, Adams/Quelle with 23.1 pounds and Hebert/ Reynolds with 20.51 pounds all cashed checks as well. While it doesn’t pay as well, the side pot duel went to the tie breaker before the team of Darren Johnson and Andy Allen could claim victory. In this tournament it was the closest redfish to 21-inches without going over. The team of Tony Viator and Ryan Warhol also had a fish exactly 21-inches in length, but lost out when their fish was nudged out by .04-lbs! There will be a lot of hoorahing over that COLBURN PAGE 3B


Mac Ramsour’s first Sabine Lake redfish was a good one.

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Kaz: An open letter Jim Crane that Houston should have won that turns out to be a loss because of physical or mental errors. It not only results in a loss in the division standings, but also it saddens the fans who pay premium prices to watch the team play an opponent on equal terms until inexperience takes over and a mistake causes the Astros to squander their lead and the opponent rallies to win the game they should have lost. Going into the All-Star break, which began after Sunday’s 5-3 extra-inning loss to the Milwaukee Brewers, our Astros have won only once in their last 11 games. Their recent nine-game losing streak came close to being a franchise record for consecutive setbacks. And as the losses mount, the attendance at Minute Maid Park falls conversely. Now Jim, I can’t point the finger at your manager Brad Mills for all of these losses— although his inept use of the pitching staff has caused quite a few of them—the brunt of the blame rests right on your shoulders for stripping the team of its bona fide major league talent. And the sad truth is that as we read this column, your general manager Jeff Luhnow is out shopping your best starting pitcher Wandy Rodriguez, your ace closer Brett Myers and consistent reliever Brandon Lyon, looking for teams interested in obtaining any or all of these guys for more “minor league prospects.” I heard Luhnow tell Astros’ radio announcer Milo Hamilton on Sunday’s pre-game show that the nine-game losing streak didn’t alter your “master plan” of rebuilding the team for the switch to the American League next year. And that’s another thing you did that makes me sore— let Commissioner Bud Selig strong-arm you into agreeing to play in the American League beginning in 2013 by lowering the selling price of the team by a few million dollars. That’s just another example of you not giving a Tinker’s damn about us long-time Houston Astros fans. We’re National League fans, too, and could care less about learning to watch our team play with a designated hitter every game. It’s bad enough when we’re on the road during Interleague play. And the Astros’ record on the road is an atrocious (932). Again the main reason for many of those losses is the inexperience of playing baseball away from home that normally gets cured during the minor leagues. The same is true of why the team cannot win an extrainning baseball game. They have lost all eight extra-inning games which can be directly traced to the bullpen and the lack of major-league-caliber relief pitchers. The Astros’ bullpen has a pathetic 5-17 record. Sunday’s 5-3 loss to Milwaukee is a perfect example of the inexperienced bullpen to which I refer. Starting pitcher Jordan Lyles threw a beautiful game and skillfully protected a 3-1 lead until Mills decided to pinch-hit for him in the bottom of the seventh inning, although Houston had no kind of rally going at all and the youngster had thrown less than 100 pitches. Every runner that scored for Milwaukee in the last three innings got on base by virtue of a walk. What kind of pitcher protects a lead with a base-onballs? I could go on and on about the Astros’ hitters leading the major leagues in strikeouts, the team having the worst record in the majors (33-53), having the fewest homers and many other shortfalls. But I hope that you, Jim, help Luhnow find some bona fide major leaguers and make some trades in that direction. Otherwise, next June you’ll have the distinct honor once again of having the No. 1 pick in the 2013 major league

Houston Astro owner Jim Crane.

draft after your team crashes through that 100-loss barrier for the second straight season. KWICKIES… Several Southeast Texas athletes have been left out in the cold by the surprise announcement by Lon Morris College that the school has shut down its athletic program. The college had been struggling financially and decided to curtail athletic activi-

ties when it couldn’t meet its payroll and filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy last week. Lon Morris is the oldest junior college in Texas. Former West Orange-Stark Mustang standout Wilson Washington, who just completed his freshman year at Lon Morris, is hopefully looking to transfer to another college football program. Sunset Grove Country Club golfer Oliver Seastrunk fired a

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hole-in-one Friday on the 143yard No. 12 Par-3 hole. Seastrunk used a seven-iron to accomplish the feat which was witnessed by Dewey Scott, Ray Pousson and Richard Sims. It was his second career ace, with the other occurring on the very same hole three years ago. Former Houston Cypress Falls standout lefty Scott Kazmir (no relation) is trying to make a comeback after signing a huge bonus contract with Tampa Bay right out of high school and was an opening day starter and an All-Star by age 22. He has pitched the last eight years in the major leagues before falling on hard times. The 28-year old Kazmir suffered a drop in his velocity which was in the upper 90’s and was released by the Los Angeles Angels’ Class AAA team with an 0-5 record despite the organization still owing him $14.5 million. He is back in Houston trying to make a comeback with the independent Sugar Land Skeeters of the Class A Atlantic League. Rookie left-handed golfer Ted Potter, Jr. fired an eagle and birdie on the final two holes to tie Sunday’s Greenbriar Classic leader Troy Kelly and force a sudden-death playoff. Potter made a four-foot birdie putt on the third extra hole to win his first PGA Tour victory and a nifty $1,098,000 payday. The win earned Potter a chance to play in the British Open which begins July 19 and also in next year’s Masters. JUST BETWEEN US… A tip of the Korner Kap to Orange’s Earl Thomas and the free football camp he hosted (and financed) for several

hundred youngsters Friday and Saturday at Dan Hooks Stadium on the West OrangeStark High School campus. The Seattle Seahawks All-Pro free safety returned to the stadium where he was an AllState player for the Mustangs before moving up to the next level at the University of Texas where he made first-team AllAmerican for the Longhorns. One of the assistants work-

ing with Thomas last weekend was Kerry Bennett, another former Mustang and Stephen F. Austin standout football player, who signed with the Washington Redskins but had to give up the game due to a severe knee injury. Other NFL players on hand at Dan Hooks Stadium last week included Michael Griffin, recent draftee Kheeston Randall and Danny Gorrer.

Baseball cards found in attic worth fortune John Seewer Reported by the Associated Press

TOLEDO, Ohio -- Karl Kissner picked up a soot-covered cardboard box that had been under a wooden dollhouse in his grandfather’s attic. Taking a look inside, he saw baseball cards bundled in twine. They were smaller than the ones he was used to seeing. But some of the names were familiar: Hall of Famers Ty Cobb, Cy Young and Honus Wagner. Then he put the box on a dresser and went back to digging through the attic. It wasn’t until two weeks later that he learned that his family had come across what experts say is one of the biggest, most exciting finds in the history of sports card collecting, a discovery probably worth millions. The cards are from an extremely rare series issued around 1910. The few known to exist are in so-so condition at best, with faded images and worn edges. But the ones from the attic in the Ohio town of Defiance are nearly pristine, untouched for more than a century. The colors are vibrant, the borders crisp and white. “It’s like finding the Mona Lisa in the attic” Kissner said. Sports card experts who authenticated the find say they may never see something this impressive again. “Every future find will ultimately be compared to this,” said Joe Orlando, president of Professional Sports Authenticator. The best of the bunch -- 37 cards -- are expected to bring a total of $500,000 when they are sold at auction in August during the National Sports Collectors Convention in Baltimore. There are about 700 cards in all that could be worth up to $3 million, experts say. They include such legends as Christy Mathewson and Connie Mack. Kissner and his family say the cards belonged to their grandBaseball Cards Page 4B

It’s never too hot to think about hunting season

Blue winged teal are among the first ducks to reach our area each season. With some prime habitat as a result of all the rains the early teal season should be well worth the wait from last season.



The mercury in the thermometer shows temperatures creeping towards triple digits and everybody you look at appears to have just emerged from a swimming pool. The heat waves along the cowling of my motor cannot dampen my enthusiasm as I watch a pair mottled ducks take flight from a marsh pond. If there is anything in the world that could turn my attention from fishing it would be chasing ducks. Let it be known that we have officially started the countdown to September at my house and all is right with the world. I know I am getting ahead of myself but after suffering through months of no hunting it’s great to actually start talking about topics concerning the sport. Hunters all over the state begin to get restless as the heat of summer makes us all long for cooler days and open seasons. Waterfowl hunters all over the state are anxiously awaiting any news about the upcoming season such as dates, limits, and any other information that will affect their days in the blind. Bird counts, weather predictions, water levels and availability are all high priority topics at the moment. The rains that we have been getting all over the area are certainly putting hunters way ahead of where they were last year during the horrific drought. Locally a few hunters have already begun to stake out claims on prime marsh ponds and some have even begun to improve vegetation surrounding potential blind locations. Hunters who take the time and effort to make the area around their blinds look as natural as possible

will almost always kill more birds. Synthetic materials and blinds made out in the wide open that resemble “taco stands” may be easily accessible but they don’t produce, more often than not they actually flare more birds away than anything. Hunters need to realize these birds have seen so many set up’s along the migration south that attention to detail is critical. By starting on these projects well in advance of the season opener hunters can perfect the set up and spend more time scouting as opening day gets closer. Another very important part of the upcoming season that needs to be accounted for is your dogs conditioning. Summer heat is tough on dogs so limit training sessions to early and late in the day to minimize the stress caused by heat. Frequent short training sessions are much better than prolonged efforts in high heat, keep an eye on your dog and be sure to have plenty of water. Some dogs get out of shape during the off season and just like the owners gain a few extra pounds so this is the perfect time to get your dog back down to hunting season weight. As much as we all like to bring our dogs with us when we head out to the lease,be aware of the alligator situation at this time of the year. The local marshes are full of gators right now and the big lakes have their fair share of the big reptiles as well so please be wary. Nothing in the world is worse for a hunter than to loose their dog and loosing one to a gator has got to be perhaps the worst way you could loose one. In the mean time according to the calendar we have 50 plus days to the magic month of September when hunting season cranks back up again and it’ll be here much sooner than you think.

Study links global warming to 2011 Texas heat wave New research suggests that global warming increases the chances of heat waves in Texas, like the one that hit the state last year. The government also confirmed Tuesday that 2011 was among the 15 warmest years on record. Texas had record heat and drought last year. The total direct drought-related losses to crops, livestock and timber across Texas and other states approached $10 billion, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reported. Part of the problem was the La Nina climate pattern, which contributed to drought across the South. Scientists in Oregon and England used computer simulations to estimate how much more likely such Texas heat waves are because of global warming. Their preliminary answer: In years with a La Nina, about 20 times more likely than in the 1960s. The results were part of the annual “State of the Climate” report prepared by NOAA along TECL# 28475

with a study published in the July issue of the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society. Other researchers calculated that in central England, a warm November like last year’s is now about 62 times more likely than in the 1960s. Similarly, a cold December, like the one the U.K. endured in 2010, is now half as likely to occur versus 50 years ago. “Climate change has altered the odds of some of these events occuring,” said Tom Peterson of NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center. “Some have become more likely, and some less likely,” he says. The calamitous flooding that killed hundreds in Bangkok, Thailand, in 2011 could not be directly attributed to global warming, scientists report. The report also found that carbon dioxide steadily increased in 2011, with the yearly global average exceeding 390 parts per million (ppm) for the first time since instrumental records began.

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Gulf shrimp season opens July 15 AUSTIN — The Gulf of Mexico commercial shrimp season for both state and federal waters will open 30 minutes after sunset Sunday, July 15, 2012. The opening date is based on an evaluation of the biological, social and economic information to maximize the benefits to the industry and the public. In making its determination, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Coastal Fisheries Division used the best available scientific information including samples collected by using trawls and bag seines in TPWD routine data collection. The purpose of the closed Gulf season is to protect brown shrimp during their major period of emigration from the bays to the Gulf of Mexico until they reach a larger, more valuable size before harvest and to prevent waste caused by the discarding of smaller individuals.

Federal waters (from 9 to 200 nautical miles offshore) will open at the same time that state waters will open. The National Marine Fisheries Service chose to adopt rules compatible with those adopted by Texas.

Colburn: Fishing win as the members of both teams are not only good friends, but spend a great deal of their free time raising money for conservation and charity events as well. Tony and Ryan are already putting the final touches on their upcoming Cops Helping Kids tournament set for August 4^th out of Dick Dowling Park. John Thomas and the folks over at OCARC have only to put out their signs for their annual event the same weekend. This tournament has been remarkably successful throughout the years and it is due to not only the efforts of the folks at the center, but the support of the fishermen and businesses in Orange County. My first impulse would be to say that the catching on Sabine has gotten a little harder recently only because the average trout has been a little smaller, but that is generally the rule rather than the exception this time of the year. When you add to that the fact that more and more redfish are showing up every day, there is very little left to complain about. Over a two week period, even the most experience trout fishermen were amazed at the average size of the trout they were consistently catching under the birds. A three pound average for ten fish was expected and those fortunate enough to fish on a regular basis were releasing several trout over the five pound mark almost every trip. The larger trout as a rule were falling for topwaters fished by the folks that didn’t mind a little slower action. At the same time, you could

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catch far more fish on tails and you would still get a few shots at big fish as well. Ironically enough, when the reds started showing up on a more frequent basis each day, the larger trout changed their feeding patterns to avoid the competition. We immediately started catching more big trout on the shallow flats bordering the ICW and fewer big trout in the open lake. The one exception to that pattern is that we are still catching our best trout out of slicks in the open lake when the gafftop don’t get to the lure first! This will undoubtedly require a bit of a reach for you to give it an honest try, but after back to back days of dodging storms all morning, we found birds and ladyfish further south than we had been fishing.The only problem was that we could not catch a keeper trout regardless of what lure we tied on or how deep we fished. The second day, out of frustration, one of my clients tied on a Corky Devil and started fishing it as slow as you would in the winter. We left the area about an hour later with nine redfish and three limits of very solid trout. We stopped on the way back in about the middle of Coffee Ground and caught and released six more legal trout while two boats drifting the same scattered birds caught only ladyfish and small trout. We later discovered that a pearlchartreuse Maniac Mullet worked equally well. I have never thrown a Corky or maniac Mullet under the birds, but you do what you have to do…especially when nothing else works!

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Family camping trips made easy 3. Where?

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Where to camp is an easy question, if you’re returning to a campground that you’ve visited before. Or, you may have to search for a new campground near a pre-planned destination. In this case, try Google maps. Search for your destination. When the map comes up, search for campgrounds. Tada, a list of nearby campgrounds. Or, you may have to come up with something out of the clear blue, because you want to go camping, but you just don’ know where. In this case, you better start surfing the Internet.

Planning a camping trip can be fun and exciting. What better activity to look forward to than a family campout? The easy way to make your camping trip go smoothly is to be prepared. That means coming up with answers to appropriate questions before you depart. I’ve put together a checklist of questions to help you with your camping plans. Once you go through these questions, you’ll be ready to enjoy a great camping trip.

1. Who’s Going? Get the easy ones out of the way. First, who’s going: how many adults and how many kids. You’ll need to know this when you check in at the campground, and it will help with meal planning.

4. How Long Will You Be Camping?

Fishing? Check your gear and get your license. Hunting? Same thing goes. Hiking? Ready your day pack with hiking essentials: map, compass, water bottle, camera, etc. Biking? Check the tires and brakes. Swimming? Take extra towels and don’t forget the sun block. Whatever your recreation, now’s the time to think about what items might need replenishing.

7. Did You Check Your Gear? If you haven’t done so already, do your camping gear spring cleaning (unroll sleeping bags, set up tents, check camp stoves, etc.), restocked

Ask everyone going how much time they have available, and plan accordingly.

5. What Do You Want To Eat?

2. When? Next, you’ve obviously got a date in mind, so just check to make sure everyone can go that weekon the dates selected. If you have teenagers, you know you have to keep tabs.

check list to make sure that everything has been readied.

8. Ready To Go? You’ve done all of the above, the kids are in the car, you know the route, the car is full of gas, you’ve got travel food and road tunes. Time to go camping!

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Baseball cards bring fortune father, Carl Hench, who died in the 1940s. Hench ran a meat market in Defiance, and the family suspects he got them as a promotional item from a candy company that distributed them with caramels. They think he gave some away and kept others. “We guess he stuck them in the attic and forgot about them,” Kissner said. “They remained there frozen in time.” After Hench and his wife died, two of his daughters lived in the house. Jean Hench kept the house until she died last October, leaving everything inside to her 20 nieces and nephews. Kissner, 51, is the youngest and was put in charge of the estate. His aunt was a pack rat, and the house was filled with three generations of stuff. They found calendars from the meat market, turn-of-thecentury dresses, a steamer trunk from Germany and a dresser with Grandma’s clothes neatly folded in the drawers. Months went by before they even got to the attic. On Feb. 29, Kissner’s cousin Karla Hench pulled out the dirty green box with metal clips at the corners and lifted the lid. Not knowing whether the cards were valuable, the two cousins put the box aside. But Kissner decided to do a little research. The cards were at his office in the restaurant he owns when he realized they might have something. He immediately took them across the street and put them in a bank vault. Still not knowing whether

consumables (propane tanks,

6. What Will You Do charcoal, sun block, bug spray, etc.), and go through your When You Get There?



the cards were real, they sent eight to expert Peter Calderon at Heritage Auctions in Dallas, which recently sold the baseball that rolled through the legs of Boston Red Sox first baseman Bill Buckner in the 1986 World Series for $418,000. Calderon said his first words were “Oh, my God.” “I was in complete awe,” he said. “You just don’t see them this nice.” The cards are from what is known as the E98 series. It is

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not clear who manufactured them or how many were produced, but the series consists of 30 players, half of them Hall of Famers. The experts at Heritage Auctions checked out the family’s background, the age of the home and the history of the meat market. They looked at the cards and how they were printed. “Everything lines up,” said Chris Ivy, the company’s director of sports auctions. They then sent all the cards

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to Professional Sports Authenticator, which had previously authenticated fewer than 700 E98s. The Ohio cards were the finest examples from the E98 series the company had ever seen. The company grades cards on a 1-to-10 scale based of their condition. Up to now, the highest grade it had ever given a Ty Cobb card from the E98 series was a 7. Sixteen Cobbs found in the Ohio attic were graded a 9 -- almost perfect. A Honus Wagner was judged a 10, a first for the series. Retired vintage sports card auctioneer Barry Sloate of New York City said: “This is probably the most interesting find I’ve heard of.” In a measure of what baseball cards can be worth, the owner of the Arizona Diamondbacks paid a record $2.8 million for a rare 1909 Honus Wagner. Another version of the card brought $1.2 million in April. Heritage Auctions plans to sell most of the cards over the next two of three years through auctions and private sales so that it doesn’t flood the market. In all, they could bring $2 or $3 million, Ivy said. The Hench family is evenly dividing the cards and the money among the 20 cousins named in their aunt’s will. All but a few have decided to sell their lot. “These cards need to be with those people who appreciate and enjoy them,” Kissner said.

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Lamar University confers 1,299 degrees at May 2012 commencement Here are Lamar’s spring 2012 Orange County graduates and their majors, listed according to their hometowns. The list is based on information provided by the office of the registrar. For a complete list go to Doctorates: ORANGE: Audrey Alyse Allen, audiology; Aisha Sika Yawa Leh, chemical engineering. Master’s degrees: BRIDGE CITY: Shannon Leigh King, administration; Elise Becker, business administration. ORANGE: Whitney Blayne Winder, accounting; Priscilla Parsons, Christen Marie Staton, business administration; Jennifer Lyn Ford, educational administration; Rukhama Riaz, family and consumer sciences; Melanie Richardson Marino, special education; Megan Danielle Oubre, Olivia Paige Roy, Lindsey Alison Theriot, speech language pathology. VIDOR: Martin Lyle Herring, educational administration; Katie Elizabeth Beard, Andrea Christman Poole, family and consumer sciences; Kara Lynn Phillips, music education; Martha Linscomb Scott, teacher leadership. Bachelor’s Degrees: BRIDGE CITY: Amy Danielle Crew, Amanda Michelle Ginn, applied arts and sciences; Brittany Lynn Bellair, Kyle Jordan Brodeur, communication; Allison Leigh Fitts, Erin Michelle Marioneaux, communication disorders; Kayla Renee Veillon, exercise science and fitness management; Brandon Scott Gauthier, John Dalton Livin’ Legend Goss, general studies; Madison Davis, history and political science (two degrees); Matthew Owen McPayne, industrial technology; Stuart Carter Everett, Jennifer Saturday Leleux, Caleb Dane Roberts, management information systems; Kelly Evan Stanley, mechanical engineering; Chelsea Marie Jackson, Michael Lee Kraus, nursing. MAURICEVILLE: Christie Drake Hale, applied arts and sciences; Falon Sheppard, communication; Megan Rachel Willette, communication disorders. ORANGE: Rhonda Faylene Marcontell, Brandy Rene

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, figs, eggplant, cucumbers, squash, purple hull peas, a variety of peppers, 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.

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 409-769-6339 or Jonathan Stevenson at 409-656-0397.

Swope, accounting; Elizabeth Evelyn Bandiero, Cathey Celestine, applied arts and sciences; Kassey Dian Bridgers, Holly Suzanne Thompson, biology; Chelsey Maxine Bromley, chemical engineering; Chloe Jhonay Champine, Mitchell Dale Robinson, communication; Kaci Elizabeth Olson, communication disorders; Paul Leo-Louis Van der Maas, computer science; Andre Bevil, Elizabeth Amelia Gaspard, criminal justice; Hannah Jones, dance; Christopher Grover Lee, electrical engineering and physics; Cheylyn Danielle Lebeouf, English; Phillip Richard, exercise science and fitness management; Cody Todd Soape, general studies; Kevin Eric Broussard, history; Randall Allen, industrial technology; Kelsey Felice Harrison, Erica Anne Warner, interdisciplinary studies; Kaci McCarver, management and marketing (two degrees); Randall Phillip Solis, management information systems; Jessica Linn Morgan, Sadie Lee Robnett, marketing; Robert Nich-

olas Lanning, mathematics and physics (two degrees); Rebecca Danielle Creel, music; Leanne Nacole Boozer, Dawn Marie Fusilier, Laken Nicole Hamilton, Kaci Harrison, Lacey Lyons, nursing; Luther Bennett, Kristina Ashley Brack, political science; Jasmin Duck, psychology. ORANGEFIELD: Brittany Elizabeth Noel, family studies; Laura Jean Riddick, management information systems; Gregory Keith Williams, nursing; Amber Mae Nichols, social work. VIDOR: Joshua Bryan Rhodes, biology; Derek Scott Hindman, chemistry; Karen Ann Porter, criminal justice; Jacob Randall Guidry, finance; Connie Baxter, Selena Gayle Bridges, general studies; Kimberly Jo Woods, nursing; Misty Eve Sonnier Carpenter, Courtney Rachelle Williams, nutrition, dietetics and hospitality administration. Associate degrees in nursing: VIDOR: Danielle Deeann Clark.


W.H. Stark House to host new ‘Explore Art’ exhibit

The W.H. Stark House has a new exhibit on display entitled Explore Art: Materials and Methods Revealed in The W.H. Stark House in the adjacent Carriage House located at 610 W. Main Avenue in Orange. This exhibit is being held in conjunction with the Explore Art: Materials and Methods Revealed at Stark Museum of Art. Both exhibits will be on display through Sept. 22. The exhibit explores different materials and techniques used to create art and showcases cut glass, sterling silver and several objects that have never before been on display to the public. Adults and children ten years of age or older are invited to visit. “The Explore Art exhibit at The W.H. Stark House features examples of objects from The House collection and shows a variety of art making techniques used to create decorative arts, including pieces of American Brilliant cut glass,” said Patsy Herrington, Managing Director of The W.H. Stark House. In addition, Stark Museum

See examples of cast silver tea service sets in the Explore Art exhibit at The W.H. Stark House.

of Art will host Artists Family Day on Saturday, July 14, which will celebrate artists and the art-making process. Visitors will have the opportunity to take part in handson activities, see pieces of art glass on loan from The W.H. Stark House collection, enjoy refreshments and learn more about art during presentations in the newly opened special exhibition Explore Art. Visitors of all ages are welcome, but children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

Located at 610 Main Avenue in Orange, Texas, The W.H. Stark House is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, call 409-883-0871 or visit www. Located at 712 Green Avenue in Orange, Texas, Stark Museum of Art is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call 409-886-ARTS (2787) or visit


• The Record • Week of Wednesday, July 11, 2012

LSCO’s Ron E. Lewis Library one of 76 organizations nationwide to receive Big Read Grant

The Lamar State CollegeOrange Ron E. Lewis Library has been recommended for a grant to host The SETX Big Read in Orange and Jefferson Counties. The Big Read is an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) designed to restore reading to the center of American culture. The NEA presents The Big Read in cooperation with Arts Midwest. The Ron E. Lewis Library is one of 76 not-for-profits to be recommended for a grant to host a Big Read project between September 2012 and June 2013. The SETX Big Read

will focus on “Bless Me, Ultima” by Rudolfo Anaya. “Since 2006, nearly three million Americans have attended a Big Read event, more than 39,000 volunteers have participated locally, and nearly 27,000 community partner organizations have been involved,” said NEA Chairman Rocco Landesman. “The Big Read’s success depends on these commitments of time, energy, and enthusiasm and I look forward to seeing these 76 communities come together in celebration of a great work of literature.” The selected organiza-

tions will receive Big Read grants ranging from $2,500 to $17,000 to promote and carry out community-based reading programs featuring activities such as read-a-thons, book discussions, lectures, movie screenings, and performing arts events. Participating communities also receive high-quality, free-of-charge educational materials to supplement each title, including Reader’s, Teacher’s, and Audio Guides. Most of the Big Read activities will take place in the spring of 2013. Please join LSC-O and the other partners at a reception for the official grant announcement Thursday, July 12 from 4-5 p.m., on the Second Floor of the Ron E. Lewis Library. Partners with the LSC-O Ron E. Lewis Library in the SETX Big Read include the Lamar University Department of English and Modern Languages and Mary and John Gray Library, Orange Public Library, Port Arthur Public Library, Little Cypress-Mauriceville CISD, West OrangeCove CISD, Bridge City ISD, AAUW Bookends, and the Stark Museum of Art (non-recipient partner). For more information about The Big Read please visit

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Pastor, First Lady celebrate 25 years of ministry office, and a board Pastor E.B. Lindsey room with a large and First Lady Josie fellowship hall. He Lindsey will be honis the father of five ored July 12-15. Dr. children and 14 Charles Hawthorne grandchildren. from Detroit, Mich. Josie was saved at will be the guest speakan early age and has er Thursday and Friday worked in many arnight at 7:30 p.m. and eas of the church. Sunday at 3:30 p.m. First Lady Lindsey is Pastor Lindsey has a national evangelist been in ministry for 25 and has served as loyears. He is the Supercal Sunday school intendent of the East superintendent for Coast District of Texas more than 20 years; Southeast First Eccledistrict and state SS siastical Jurisdiction of field representative; the Church of God in first vice president Christ. A native of Orto the National ange, Lindsey graduatYoung Women ed from Wallace High Christian Counsel; School and served four and has taught years in the Air Force. workshops in AIM, Afterward, he attended the Women’s ConTexas State University vention and in in Houston and later Memphis Convocagraduated from tion. She has apCharles Harrison Mapeared on television son System of Bible and the radio. College. He believes in She is the director the power of prayer Pastor E.B. Lindsey and his wife Josie. of women’s minisand moves in the gifts tries at her local of the Holy Spirit. Under his leadership, Starlight has grown and is a church and is actively involved in ministry. Josie has also served with the Texas Southeast vital part of the community. In 1994, under Lindsey’s leadership, the con- First Jurisdiction as coordinator of developgregation moved into a brand new sanctuary, ment and training for the jurisdiction, finance and in December of 2000 the E. B. Family Life chair for the State Women’s Department and a Center was built, which consist of classrooms, member of the Women’s Executive Board.

Entergy donates more than $1.2 Million for elderly, disabled Emergency Utility Assistance Fund With temperatures spiking in areas throughout Entergy’s service territory, energy usage also is rising as customers try to battle the heat – and the elderly and disabled can be particularly impacted. To help, Entergy shareholders along with employees and customers have donated more than $1.2 million to Entergy’s The Power to Care emergency utility assistance fund. While the total donation helps customers throughout Entergy’s four-state service territory, more than $212,800 of that contribution is dedicated to helping some of the most vulnerable Entergy customers across Texas handle their utility bills. “This summer started off with a heat wave that is very challenging for customers, especially the elderly and disabled for whom very high temperatures can be dangerous,” said Sallie Rainer, president and chief executive officer of Entergy Texas, Inc. “Entergy is committed to helping custom-

ers in need, and we are proud of our participation with this critical program.” The Power To Care program is funded through donations from Entergy employees and customers with shareholders matching their donations dollar for dollar up to $500,000 annually. One hundred percent of each contribution goes directly to help customers who need assistance. There are no administrative costs associated with the donations. To contribute to the fund, visit or simply check the donation box on your monthly bill. To find out if you qualify to receive assistance, first contact Entergy at 1-800-ENTERGY (1-800-3683749) to determine the nonprofit agency closest to you that administers the program. You would then need to contact that agency. The Power to Care fund provides emergency utility assistance to qualifying elderly and disabled Entergy customers across Texas through partner-

ships with locally-based nonprofit agencies. In addition to The Power to Care funding, Entergy Texas is reaching out to local charitable organizations to help supply cooling centers in its service territory. The company has also begun its annual “Beat the Heat” program and is delivering fans to nonprofit agencies for distribution to customers in need. Entergy Texas provides electricity to more than 400,000 customers in 27 counties. It is a subsidiary of Entergy Corporation. Entergy is an integrated energy company engaged primarily in electric power production and retail distribution operations. Entergy owns and operates power plants with approximately 30,000 megawatts of electric generating capacity, including more than 10,000 megawatts of nuclear power, making it one of the nation’s leading nuclear generators. Entergy serves 2.8 million customers in Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi and Texas.

What To Know When Choosing Health Care Family Providers (StatePoint) Nothing is more important than the health of your family. So when it comes to selecting the right heath care providers, it is vital to do careful research and come up with the right choices for you and your loved ones. When it comes to selecting a doctor, most of us are very particular and know what to look for. Things aren’t necessarily so clear when it comes to selecting other types of health practitioners, such as health care providers, rehab facilities, long-term care facilities and others. “It’s always important to equip yourself with some background knowledge and to use it to ask plenty of questions of any potential health provider or facility that will be treating you or a family member,” says Paul Grace, President and CEO of the non-profit National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, Inc. (NBCOT). The experts at the NBCOT recommend these tips as you search for a certified health care provider: • Ask if he or she is certified, and if so, by what board or authority. Certification and accreditation are designed to ensure that health professionals

are qualified, capable, and prepared to perform the required services.

tion or long-term care facility in the event of an injury or ailment is just as important as finding a health care provider. Always make sure facilities provide evidence that they are qualified to perform designated clinical activities and have met certain quality standards. • Ask management if the facility is currently accredited, and if so, by what board or authority. • Ask to see relevant documentation to confirm its commitment to excellence and evaluation.

• Request documentation to confirm certification. • Question the provider about his or her level of education, training and experience in the desired field. • Inquire about any specialty certifications or other skills that might apply to your needs. • Ask for references and perform independent research to determine suitability to provide the care. Finding the right rehabilita-

• Ask about how the quality of care is measured and monitored by the facility. • Check the benchmarks by which the facility is compared to on the regional and national level. • Review client satisfaction surveys and perform independent research on each potential facility. When it comes to the health of your family, you don’t want to cut any corners. Make sure you cover all bases and provide your family with the care they deserve.

You heard it in The Record first!

The Record • Week of Wednesday, July 11, 2012


BRIEFS Solid Rock Bapt. hosts Family, Friend Day Solid Rock Baptist Church, located at 1207 Link Ave. in Orange, will host a Family and Friend Day beginning at 3 p.m. on Sunday, July 15. The speaker will be Pastor Alristelle Thomas of Turkey Creek Baptist Church in Liberty, Texas and the theme will be ‘God setteth the solitary in families,’ Psalm 68:6. The community is invited to attend and the attire is casual. For more information, please call 886-5387 or 221-7873.

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 12 - Power of Art, classes to be taught by  Delle

Rev: Evan Dolive:

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.  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.

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.

Mission Trips for the 21st Century

When I was in high school I had the opportunity to travel to Washington, D.C. and New York City. This was no ordinary trip. It was not a family vacation or a school sponsored trip, rather it was a mission trip hosted by my denomination, the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). High school students from Oklahoma and Texas met in Dallas to begin our adventure. The theme of the trip was “Poverty and Homelessness in the Big City.” During our trip we were going to meet with people and organizations that had devoted their lives to the cause of serving the poor and the homeless in DC and New York City. This was no ordinary mission trip; it was something that I still remember clearly to this day. During our week long journey, we served meals to people from all walks of life. We talked with them about their life, listen to their stories of hurt, pain and even their struggle with addictions. Coming from a medium sized town, I was not exposed to the homelessness on the scale that I witnessed in New York City. Sure I knew that they more than likely existed but it wasn’t something that I thought about. Because of this trip, I became more aware of the people in my city that needed assistance. Now that it is the summer, churches are gearing up (or already have) for mission trips. Generally the appeal of mis-

sion trips is to go to different ences. Many of us agreed that places, to see a different part we went to Malawi to find a of the country or even the way to help the people in that country with world. Mission some need that trips, especially they had whether for youth and it was water or young adults, sanitation, but all are essential of us returned when it comes changed. The to faith develpeople of Malawi opment. These through their genexperiences, erosity and bold memories, disfaith, in spite of cussions and what was going on connections in their life, transprovide a founformed us. We dation for what were not the same is means to be a Rev. Evan Dolive people when we refollower of Christ in the 21st century. turned. Our hearts were filled Seeds of faith are planted as a with the goodness of the people. Our souls were renewed result of these trips. In 2007, I was blessed to go by the faith that was expressed to the continent of Africa, and our eyes were opened to a more specifically the country culture and people full of life of Malawi. I was there for and devotion. Mission trips in their incepabout two weeks, touring the country, visiting with local tion were started by people missionaries and church lead- who wanted to share the mesers. I saw people who lived in sage of Christ to those who one of the poorest countries in had not heard it before. Misthe world cling to their faith in sionaries would risk their lives God. At one of the churches I going into areas where the stovisited, one of the leaders ry of Christ had not been told showed us an area in the back before. But now, mission trips of the church. It was a small have evolved. There are not arroom but it was filled with eas where the gospel has not bags of corn, wheat and flour. been spread to. There are not It was recently harvest time places were missionaries have and the members of the church not already been, so what is donated ten percent of their the point of mission trips now? Mission trips have the powcrops to the church so that the church could use it to serve to er to impact those attending her people. When the group I the trip just as much as those was traveling with returned to who are being served. These the United States we had con- trips have a way of exposing us versations about our experi- to things that we would rather

not see or talk about. If we are going to be followers of Christ in the 21st century then the idea of mission trips has to change. The idea of swooping into a place and announcing that you have all the answers is not what people are looking for. Anyone can build a house with Habitat for Humanity or even feed the homeless. The focus of the mission trip should be on what God is doing in the world and how we as followers of God can join in. Missionaries of old believed they were bringing God to the people, but now the mind set should be finding God where we go, knowing that God as been there for a while now. On most of the mission trips I have been on it wasn’t always the big service projects that made the most impact. It might have been a nightly devotion or story of why a homeless shelter was started. So as many churches send their members off to serve others, let us remember that God has been on this voyage long before we arrived, let us be open to the transformation that is possible when we open ourselves up to what God is doing and has already done. The Rev. Evan M. Dolive is an ordained minister in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). He currently serves as Associate Minister at First Christian Church (DOC) in Orange. Rev. Dolive can be reached via email at or online at

Our Adventure Begins:

July 15-19

5:45-8:00 pm

Liberty Baptist Church 2717 W. Roundbunch Questions:735 735-8721

Join us in Hometown Nazareth, where we’ll explore what life was like when Jesus was a kid. You’ll visit with Jesus’ Mom, Mary and eat food like Jesus ate. Plus meet a lot of new friends: Age 4-Grade 6.


Orange County Church Directory First Baptist Church Orangefield

Trinity Baptist Church

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

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

St. Paul United Methodist Church

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

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

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

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.

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

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!

Miracle Restoration Revivals Church

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

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

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

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

Need to publicize your church event? Email info to To list your church, call 886-7183


• The Record • Week of Wednesday, July 11, 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

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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. BOAT RAMP OPEN AT BAILEY’S Fish Camp, $2 launch, (409) 474-1060. FIBERGLASS COVER, fits 1999 Chevy Silverado, long wheel base pick-up. Hydraulic struts and lock need replacing. Cover in great condition. $200. Serious inquiries only. Must go! 409-926-4131. 8’ X 4’ UTILITY TRAILER w/ramps. $30. Call 409-8838108. SONY DSC-W50 Cyber Shot camera, from Conn’s, never used, 6.0 megapixels, high Sensitivity, $50; brass and

Maximum Effects Now Hiring in Orange! Hair dressers, massage therapist and nail technicians. Room or booth rental – $75 per week. Have walk-ins, but clientele helpful.


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

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. JUGG’S PITCHING MACHINE, like new, auto feeder, throws 90 MPH, fast & curve balls etc., paid $2,500, used vey little, will sell for $1,000 for all, great buy! (409) 474-1518.

PUPPIES! I have 7, mixed breeds (some Lab looking), can’t afford to keep feeding them, free to good homes, (409) 988-9472. SPAYED 1 YEAR OLD LAB needs kids and fenced in yard, (409) 746-9502. 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, 3-8 weeks old, black & white female, 2 white & black males and females, litter box trained, (409) 7351288 after 2pm, leave message. 2 TABBY KITTENS, very playful, free to good home(s), (409) 735-2350. CUTEST LITTLE KITTENS

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HANDY MAN! All phases of construction, sheetrock, plumbing, electrical, add-ons, fences, decks, flooring, tile. Honest Christian man, references available, (409) 221-1236

886-7183 or 337-401-1757 “You can’t buy better Orange County advertising.”

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

SUICIDE RESCUE of Orange County. Suicide is not the answer, give us a chance, 769-4044 Vidor. 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 pm. at Immaculate Conception education building, 4100 Lincoln (corner of Lincoln & Washington), 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

AT. ST. PAUL UNITED METHODIST you can experience the warmth of friendly people, beautiful music, and inspiring sermons. Join us at


NOTICE TO CREDITORS Notice is hereby given that original Letters of Testamentary for the Estate of HOWARD H. HOLLIS, Deceased, were issued on June 9, 2012, in Cause No. P16204, pending in the County Court at Law of Orange County, Texas, to: Audrey Hollis.

SAT., 197 RIDGEWOOD DR., BC, 8 till ? King size bedrm. suite w/ mattress, furniture, microwaves, window A/C units, misc. 17” tires and mags, 2K miles, fits CTS Cadillac. (409) 9202686.


Brandie Robbins

1155 W. Roundbunch Rd., BC each Sunday at 8:15 AM or 10:45 AM for worship experience at 9:30 AM for Sunday School.

SAT., 419 CRESCENT, BC (next to Wal-Mart), 2 family sale, 7 till 2. Lots of name brand clothes (women’s, men’s, kid’s), movies, music CD’s, books, kitchen items, jewelry, toys, teacher’s supplies, tools, lots of misc. items.

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white coffee table, $40; storage shelf w/ clothes hangers, make offer; clothes hanger rack, $25; plain clothes rack, $10; white wedding dress, $30. Call 670-9272.

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

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.

SAT., 413 SUNCREST, BC, off Hwy 1442, 8 till noon. Oak dining table & 6 chairs, dishes, household items, books, magazines, saddle, lots of misc.

RED (CHOCOLATE) LAB puppy. Our neighbor died and left Sam, he’s 6 months old and a very good and friendly dog. He’s playful and smart and would be great with children. He is a very loving dog, but we already have too many animals, and he needs a good home, (409) 988-1147.

SAT., 9135 PARKWOOD, ORANGE, off Hwy 1442 1 mile S. of Hwy 105, 8 till noon. Lots of everything, don’t miss!

c/o Audrey Hollis 622 Redwood Drive Orange, Texas 77632

FRI. & SAT., 5709 MARGARET ST., ORANGE. 7 am til..... Multi-Family Garage Sale. Some electronic equipment, teen and plus size clothing, household items, small refrigerator, books, purses, outdoor furniture, lots of everything.

FREE BEAUTIFUL KITTENS to a good home. Call 409735-2826. If no answer, please leave a message. FREE KITTENS TO GOOD HOMES, mother on site, (409) 779-1329. RESCUE DOGS, spayed & neutered, needing good homes. Pet food donations welcome. (409) 746-9502.



in Pinehurst. The property consists of .712 acres or 31,015 square feet of land. Improvements consist of two buildings, comprising a total of 9,129 square feet (Building 1 - 7,096 square feet; Building 2 - 2,033

Enlarged for proofing. Actual size: 1 col. x 5" finished area. To Property also includes be published inasphalt/ The Record Newspapers concrete paved parking area, 8 car covered parking 04/11/2012 in rear, and landscaping. Buildings are 50 to 55 square feet), of which 4,889 square feet or 54% is

years old and in average condition.

PLEASE FAX ANY CORRECTIONS BY Bids will be accepted until July 17, 2012. 5 P.M. MONDAY Bids will be opened at 10:00 A.M. on July 18, 2012. before publication date to 735-7346 Interested persons may obtain bid forms at the Thanks. Pinehurst City Hall between the hours of 8 A.M. and ~ Nicole Gibbs ~ 5 P.M. beginning June 27, 2012. Completed bids

can be returned to the Pinehurst FAX City Hall at 2497

Martin Luther King,#Jr.735-7346 Dr., Pinehurst, Texas or mailed: City of Pinehurst

Minimum Accept Bid will be $160,000. The

Orange, TX 77630 City reserves the right to reject any and all bids. The city will not consider city financing of selling amount. For further information, please contact City Administrator, Joe Parkhurst at (409) 886-0078.

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SAT., UNITED PENTECOSTAL CHURCH, HWY 105 IN ORANGEFIELD. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Annual garage sale, link sale, free car wash.!

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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. Walkins 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.


APARTMENTS NICE BC 1 BEDROOM, in nice neighborhood. Cathedral ceilings w/ track lighting & ceiling fan, all S.S. appliances, granite counter tops, self cleaning oven, dish washer. Bathroom has linen closet and built-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. (ss) THE VILLAGE APARTMENTS IN BRIDGE CITY is now leasing 1bedroom / 1 bath 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. 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. HOME RENTALS EXTRA NICE BRICK 3/2 home, Lg. living room, CA/H, Lg. yard, near fishing, carpet and ceramic tile, quiet neighborhood, only $850 monthly w/ $800 dep., (409) 735-2030. 3/2 NEAR SCHOOLS, Lg. back yard, CA/H, $850 monthly w/ $800 dep., (409) 735-2030. 2BD/2BA. 1306 CURTIS, ORANGE. Quiet dead end street. Close to shopping and Lamar Orange. $570 per month, $550 dep. Call 409670-0112. LIKE NEW 3/2/2 BRICK HOME with Lg. privacy fenced extra lot, on Shannon’s way, available Aug. 1st., $1,200 monthly w/ $1,000 dep., (409) 735-2030. 1 BEDROOM LOG CABINS in Mauriceville, real cute and in the country, $550 monthly + dep., (409) 735-2030. 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) 3/2 IN SHADY ESTATES, BC, CA/H, laundry room, stove & refrig., appliances, clean inside and out, excellent cond., $700 monthly (includes

Garage sales changing thanks to technology With the arrival of spring comes the return of many a springtime tradition. Spring cleaning and Sunday driving are just a few of the traditions that are synonymous with spring. Another tradition many associate with spring is the garage sale. As homeowners make their way about the house, many find a bevy items they no longer need but don’t want to simply throw away. Traditionally, households with enough such items have decided to host a garage sale. However, like many remnants of yesteryear, garage sales have undergone a makeover as technology has evolved. Nowadays, the Internet allows homeowners to peddle their wares online, selling items via auction or simply through such Web sites as Homeowners about to embrace the 21st century “garage sale” should consider the following tips. * Choose the right Web site. Not all sites are equal, and some might not be best suited to selling personal items. For many homeowners, the best Web site is the one that’s free. After all, items sold at garage sales are often inexpensive knickknacks, so paying for the right to post them online might be more trouble than its worth and will cut into the profits.

Across 1. Shasta and Tab, e.g. 6. ___ Wednesday 9. Fictional company in old cartoons 13. Spew 14. “Cafe ___?” Greenwich Village club where Hendrix and Dylan played 15. Turkish leader title, pl. 16. *Some fads do this from time to time 17. Hula dancer’s ornament 18. One’s manner of walking, pl. 19. *Bell locations 21. *Angel pin-up 23. Increase 24. Never eat chicken this way 25. T-cell killer 28. Competitive advantage 30. Non-stick material 35. Eastern ____ 37. 9th letter of Greek alphabet 39. “Lay _____” to a castle 40. Medley 41. *Rubber wear 43. Longest river 44. Muhammad’s birthplace 46. A current focal point of debate in Europe 47. a.k.a. Snowmobile 48. Don’t forget to draw one of these! 50. Lincoln coin 52. Public promotions 53. ____ and kin water and garbage) + Dep., references req., Available July 1, (409) 474-1518.

sunroom, 12’ x 16’ work shop building in rear, (409) 7382412. (7/18)

BC AREA 1/1 M.H., $450 monthly + $250 dep. includes water and sewer and garbage, No Pets, (409) 9208386. (7/11)

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.

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., references req., Available now, (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 7356701. 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 Finace, $75,000, call (409) 720-9463 for more info. 3/1/2CP IN WEST ORANGE, 2729 Dowling St., 1 block from school, Lg. kitchen, Lg utility room, porch off back,

NICE 2/1 TO BE MOVED! CA/H, completely remodeled, porch across front, on Hoo Hoo Rd., $19,000 OBO, (409) 670-6505. MUST SEE IN BC, BCISD, 171 Lafitte, 3/3/2, pool, formal dining, office, sunroom, big kitchen w/ 2 islands, heated Whirlpool tub, walk-in shower, outdoor living, extra storage, $284,900, (409) 548-2724. 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.

With the Internet so accessible, many homeowners have forgone the traditional garage sale in favor of selling household items they no longer need on Web sites catering to their needs.

However, many sites are free while others often charge relatively small amounts to post items for sale. Choosing the right Web site can make the difference between making a profit and selling the item. * Consider a locally-based Web site. Because many garage sales have clothes available for sale, buyers often want to see the clothing in person before buying it. For that reason it’s often in the seller’s best interest to choose a locally-based Web site such as the local newspaper’s online or print

classifieds or a site such as Craigslist that offers local classifieds for a number of cities or regions. * Have fun with the ad. Oftentimes, online classifieds are loaded with items for sale. That said, your ad might seem like a needle in a haystack. However, writing a creative ad that catches attention is a good way to set yours apart from a host of similar postings offering similar items for sale. A good headline will result in more viewers for the ad. But the headline isn’t everything.

Include a couple of photos within the ad so viewers can see what they might end up buying. It’s also helpful to employ some colorful writing in the ad, and be sure to spell check and grammar check as well. * Set a correct price for the item. Do your research when posting an item for sale online. Look for similar items to determine an appropriate price range. If you’re open to negotiation, be sure to make that known in the advertisement.

55. They said their “I ___” 57. Old Glory motif 60. *Toy with an avatar 64. Philosopher _____ Kierkegaard 65. Storm center 67. Eagle’s nest 68. End to a prayer, pl. 69. *Spinning ___ 70. The G in CGT 71. *Wax inside a lamp, a.k.a. ____ 72. Shack 73. Earliest stage of sickness

32. Layla or _____ 33. Amorously looked upon 34. We all have these 36. Cocaine source 38. 43,560 square feet 42. Type of probe 45. *Low-carb diet 49. Where couples are joined? 51. Trinidad’s neighbor 54. Wisdom _____ 56. Short dagger

57. South of Market Area in San Francisco 58. Trevor to friends? 59. Actress ____ Sofer 60. What a willow did? 61. Part of eye 62. 1982 Tony Award winner 63. Enthusiastic enjoyment 64. Salt in Mexico 66. Second person pronoun

Solution from last week

Down 1. Slobodan Milosevic, e.g. 2. Dunking cookie 3. Tube for flowing air 4. Less than 90 degrees 5. Golf shot 6. Hole punchers 7. Female 8. Israeli port 9. Petri dish gel 10. *Inanimate pet 11. Calculating subject 12. Female suffix 15. Concurs 20. Army doctor 22. MoMA contents 24. Enhance a photograph 25. Nuclear weapon 26. More ill 27. NBC’s “The _____” 29. Oscar-winning politician 31. *Found on many cars in 1950s 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 a n d 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. 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 HYUNDAI SONATA 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. ‘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.

T R AV E L TRAILERS SALE: E XCELLEN T CONDITION, 2006 DUTCHMAN COLORADO with 16ft slide out. Large canopy, lots of underneath storage. 4 adult size bunk beds, queen size bed, perfect for a couple with children or men at job site. Call 409-670-9046.

MOTOR SPORTS BOAT RAMP OPEN AT BAILEY’S Fish Camp, $2 launch, (409) 474-1060.

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

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Team headed to World Series coached by former pro

Claiborne West Park playground to be resurfaced

Mud Hens; 1995- Red Wings.

Front Row (l-r) Payton Robertson (WOS), Cane Williams, Logan Lejeune, Chase Kemp and Jace Harrington. Back Row (l-r) Head Coach, Mgr. Roderick Robertson, Connor Henry, Nathan Vidrine, Kyle Bergeron (BC), Steven Landry, Joseph Adams (BC) and Asst. Coach David Lejeune. Not pictured, Tyler Baiunco and Asst. Coach Barry Barker.

Oranges’ Head Coach Roderick Robertson and his 13 U Major Demolition Baseball Team-Traveling Select Team, which are 36-12 on the year, will be heading to Steamboat Springs, Colo. for the 2012 Triple Crown World Series next week. The team consists of players from different parts

of Southeast Texas and one from Lake Charles, La. Robertson played professional baseball in the minor leagues 1986-1995 for the Spartanburg Phillies, Toledo Mud Hens, Iowa Cubs and Rochester Red Wings. Robertson twice played all nine positions in a single game: 1993-

BCLL Major team advances to sectionals

The Bridge City 12 year-old Major team went undefeated to become the District 32 champions when they beat Groves National 12-11 in a sixth inning comeback on July 5. The team advanced to Sec-

tionals which were held at the Orwall National Ballpark in the Woodlands on Tuesday. They defeated the District 12 Champions from Jasper 3-2 and advanced to play Orwall National, the final score was

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In 1995, he recorded career highs in average (.272), HRs (16) and RBIs (71) in only 93 games. His career ended that year with a knee injury. Since his playing days ended, Robertson went to work at Motiva Enterprises as an Operations Maintenance Coordinator. Robertson has used his baseball skills to coach a number of kids for area Little Leagues, as well as other local baseball teams. His oldest son, Payton, 14, is on the Demolition team. He has two other sons: Nathan,13 and Nicholas,10 and is married to Brandy, an employee at the Orange County Courthouse. Demolition won the 2011 World Series Championship in Gulf Shores, Ala. and are hoping for another win in Colorado. Most of the players are returning members from last year’s team. Play will continue all week long, until only one team is left. The championship game on July 30 will be televised.

Penny LeLeux For The Record Some tile floors aren’t meant to last. It’s been 15 years since the tiles were put in place as the surface of the playground at Claiborne West Park. “They’ve served their purpose. It was $22,000 for the whole structure and their surface back then, in ‘97,” said Donna Scales, parks administrator. “We’re having some repairs made to the big playground, here at Claiborne,” she said. Some of the tiles are popping up around the edges and some of the equipment needs repairs including carpeting installed on some of the playground equipment as a safety feature. It was decided to use a replacement which would give a solid surface for better safety instead of the tiles. “I have a slab underneath there, so they are going to lay it on top of that slab.” It should be in good shape said Scales. The price tag for the repairs and surfacing is $28,546 and is contracted through Miracle Recreation Equipment in Houston. Orange County Commissioners Court Mon-

not available at press time. The sectional finals will be played at 10 a.m. on Saturday. The players are: (standing) Caleb Dubois, Justyn Romero, John Beason, Brett Fregia, Brady Coulter, Hunter Wiegreffe, Andrew Hoyland, Brandon Vela and Jabob Rainey; (front row) Luc Hollier, Schuyler Thibodaux and Chason Burch; (managers) Jerry Romero, Darrin Smith and Wayne Fregia.

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day said they would let Scales determine how much of the park is closed during the renovation and repair. “They are pouring a ‘no fault pour in place unitary safety surfacing’ to replace the tiles we have there now,” said Scales. “It could take at least a week for all the repairs to be completed. I’ll have a better idea of how long the playground will be closed when the contractors get here and get started.” “The playground will be closed off all week, all day, while the work is under progress,” said Scales, although she doesn’t know the exact dates the work will be performed. She plans to notify the public as soon as those dates are determined. “I have reservations that need to be informed the playground will be closed.” She expects it to be at least a week or two before the work starts. “During the day, only the playground will be closed. After 7 p.m., we are going to close off the front entrance where no one can come in after hours,” said Scales. The safety surfacing has a



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48 hour cure time. “We are going to put an extra barricade at the park entrance during that time so everyone understands ‘stay out of there.’” Scales said materials were supposed to have started shipping Monday. Once the materials arrive, the two contractors will coordinate dates they will perform the work. One is going to do the repairs to the structure and the other will do the resurfacing. Scales said reservations at the park are currently a little low because of the heat. Pavilions can be reserved for a deposit of $10. “That’s their tax dollars at work,” Scales said of the low deposit amount. If the pavilion is not damaged, the park can write a check to return the deposit or they would be happy to accept it as a donation to the park. Currently the park is open 7:30 a.m.- 7 p.m. “We ask that you are on the other side of the gate at 7 p.m. because it is important that we close on time,” said Scales. “Seven o’clock, everybody is out.” For any information on Claiborne West Park contact Scales at 409-745-2255.

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