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Vol. 51 No. 28 Week of Wednesday, October 19, 2011

The Penny Record of Bridge City and Orangefield • Founded 1960

Aaron Gauthier: A hero comes home them. I thought, ‘If I don’t it now, when?’” explained Gauthier recently. By October 2007, that mind set had catapulted Aaron into the Infantry division of the Army and stationed him in

Germany. The 24 year old husband, son and father was on his way to experiencing history in the making. From Germany he was deployed to Afghanistan where the experiences of war were no longer

tales of old men but realities of his every day life. His wife, Abigail, who was supposed to be stationed with him in Germany had yet to have all her paperwork cleared to do so. Unlike other army wives who

received updates from the field, Abigail’s experience was turning out to be different as well. “I didn’t tell her anything,” HERO COMES HOME PAGE 3A

H  Gisela Houseman gets roasted in Bridge City  H

Aaron Gauthier returns home after a historical venture in the armed services. Gauthier was injured while stationed in Afghanistan. He is pictured with his wife, Abigail and his two children, daughter Amy and son Jaxon. RECORD PHOTO: Darla Daigle

Darla Daigle

For The Record

What goes into the decision to join the U.S. Army during a time of war? For one young man this was the perfect time, maybe his only time to fight for a country for which he is proud. Aaron Gauthier, son of David and Terrie Gauthier of Bridge City, was married, ma-

joring in History at college and running his own tax business when his long time fascination with history and war came to a head. “I had spent so much time talking to old World War II veterans and felt like I wanted to do it. It seemed like the right thing to do for my country. After talking with them I had such a great respect for

Christmas a hot topic for county Penny LeLeux For The Record

An unexpected hot topic at Monday’s Orange County Commissioners Court was an agenda item concerning closing the county offices from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Friday, Dec. 16 for Christmas luncheons so all employees could participate. Judge Carl Thibodeaux said the county used to have one large luncheon for the entire county, but that it became difficult to coordinate because it was so large. He said that kind of went away and each depart-

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ment started doing their own thing. They started coordinating the time for the Christmas luncheons three or four years ago, so that there wouldn’t be erratic closings of different offices. Commissioner Precinct 4 Jody Crump opposed the closing of the counTHIBODEAUX ty offices and suggested the employees could hold their gatherings after 5 p.m. when offices would already be closed. Thibodeaux said, “I’m gonna disagree with you. We’ve got 52 weeks out of the year. If we can’t afford to close this county for two and a half hours for the employees to enjoy a luncheon together, then we’ve got issues. When Thibodeaux asked if anyone else had any discussion, three Orange County citizens; Trudy Pellerin, Kathy Covey and Cullen Smith all spoke up in opposition of the Christmas closing. “I just have a few questions since I’m one of the ones that showed up when the doors were closed,” said Pellerin. “I know your saying the purpose is having a gathering and getting together to enjoy their company together. Can we do that not at the tax-payers expense? Because you’re essentially giving them an hour and a half with pay and I understand that’s not a lot, but when you just went up almost four percent on the tax rate, that does add up.” She agreed with Crump about celebrating after 5 p.m. She said some people only have their lunch hour to take care of county business. COUNTY BUSINESS PAGE 2A

The seventh Orange County Celebrity Roasted hosted by the Bridge City Chamber of Commerce Roast will honoed Gilsela Houseman, owner of Tony Houseman Homes and Houseman Companies. The roast was held Thursday in the Community Center. Roasters included Dr. Jimmy Simmons, president of Lamar University in Beaumont; Evelyn Lord, former mayor of Beaumont; Betty Harmon, retired executive director of the Greater Orange Area Chamber of Commerce; and Debbie Means, Houseman’s oldest daughter. Houseman is well known throughout the community not only for her and her late husband’s business, but also for her philanthropic work in Southeast Texas. RECORD PHOTO: Mark Dunn

Bridge City man loses 100 pounds for increased energy but also increased his metabolism. Many people do take these shots but fall short of reaching their goal of major weight loss. “Most people do not follow the food plan with the shots, I chose to,” explained Drue. That was a significant strategy that helped him gain his success. “I cut back to 1500 calories a day and no more than 15 grams of fat,” he includes that meant no more fast food and zero sugars, a diet he still follows. “It’s really

Darla Daigle

For The Record

Americans are hungering for ways to lose weight. For one Bridge City man that hunger turned into more than just a dream but a reality. Drue Degeyter found himself at age 25 weighing upwards of 285 pounds. “I never really saw myself as a big person,” he said. “I recognize it now when I look at photos from before,” He had dealt with his weight most of his life but didn’t consider it to be problematic. All that changed however a year and a half ago when his younger brother decided to join the Air Force and was told he would have to trim down from his 330 pounds to 190 pounds to get in. “My brother lost the weight he needed to join and told me I could do it,” Degeyter said. “He said I had better self control than he did so he knew I could do it too.” Since that revelation in June of 2010, Drue has lost more than 100 pounds. His success is one many would like to mirror. Drue grew up in Port Neches but now lives with his wife, Stephanie, and their blended family of three children in

Drue Degeyter, from Bridge City, realized at living at 5’8” and weighing 285 pounds at just 25 years old was no way to live. He took matters into his own hands and diligently worked to lose over 100 pounds.

Bridge City. at Finding himself 5’8” and not too far away from 300 pounds, Drue had no energy and couldn’t keep his breath with even a slight exertion. At the time he decided to start working on his weight he was working 12 hours a day, seven days a week. As wisdom would dictate he made the choice of starting his venture with a visit to a doctor. The doctor started with a shot of B-12 per week. The purpose of this was not only

a change in lifestyle. If I ate fast food now it would probably make me feel sick.” Following this shot and diet plan the weight started to come off. He dropped approximately 40 pounds. His next step was an obvious one; exercise. He joined Exogyen at the beginning of 2011 and then Anytime Fitness in March. “That’s when the weight really started to just drop off,” explained Drue. Prior to his tremendous BIG LOSER PAGE 3A

Orange County celebrates International Credit Union Day Nicole Gibbs

For The Record

On Oct. 20, credit union members around the world will celebrate International Credit Union Day, an event to commemorate the credit union movement’s impact and achievements. In honor of this special day, several Orange County credit unions invite their members and the community to a few gatherings this week. “We celebrate this every third week in October,” Jana Achord, CEO of the Firestone Community Federal Credit Union, said. On Friday, Oct. 21 from 9 a.m. to noon, Firestone will offer refreshments and goodies for members or anyone who wants to join the credit union. Sabine Federal Credit Union also celebrates International Credit Union Day annually and will be doing so on Thursday at CREDIT UNION DAY PAGE 2A


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County business Kathy Covey questioned the cost of the closing. “A few weeks ago Mr. Thibodeaux looked me in the eye and said we’ve cut everything we can possibly cut and next year we are going to do better. So, even these little cuts make a difference. I don’t mind ya’ll getting together or anybody getting together whenever you want to on your time. I hate to pay for you to go out and eat when I don’t get invited,” said Covey. “You’re more that welcome to come,” said Thibodeaux. “I think ya’ll are misunderstanding,” said Thibodeaux. “It’s not costing the county anything to do this. These employees are already getting paid, it’s not an extra expense and we’re not buying their lunch, they are buying their own lunch. The only cost to the county is if somebody is coming to buy their license plate and they can’t buy their license plate at that time. This is not increasing the expense of the county. This is being made a simple thing into a major expenditure, but it’s not, because it doesn’t cost the county anything,” said Thibodeaux. “The only thing is it might cause an inconvenience. It’s not costing you or anybody an extra penny.” Smith challenged Thibodeaux, “I just want to clarify this; If they’re taking a two and a half lunch and they do get I presume one hour off non-paid, so in effect there is money that went out the door. They are being paid to not work; therefore, there is a cost. Would you agree with that?” “There’s not an increased cost,” said Thibodeaux. “It is a cost, yes or no,” said Smith. “It’s not an increased cost,” said Thibodeaux. “It is an increase in cost if you’re paying someone that is not there to do the work,” said Smith. “No we’ve not hired someone to replace them when they’re not there,” said Thibodeaux. Smith accused Thibodeaux of “fuzzy math.” Smith and the women were talking “hourly”

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pay. The county employees’ pay is based on a “yearly salary” that is budgeted; which is what Thibodeaux was trying to get across to the citizens. Commissioner Precinct 1 David Dubose said the county has great employees and he felt they deserved the time for the luncheon and called for a vote. The motion passed 4 to 1 with Crump being the opposing vote. In other business Monday, the court recognized the Sabine River Authority for providing labor and materials to repair the fishing pier at Bluebird Fishing Camp. “They have been a tremendous partner with Orange County in developing areas our outdoorsmen can enjoy. Not everybody has a boat. I lot of people like to fish and just don’t have the means to get out on the water.” Thibodeaux said the SRA build new boat launches at the camp about eight years ago and now they have repaired all the damage to the pier. “They have been instrumental in helping Orange County move forward on providing fishing piers for the citizens of the county and for also providing boat launches, so I commend them for a job well done and for the money their investing in Orange County.” The county also put the burn ban back in effect on the recommendation of Emergency Management Director Jeff Kelley. Kelley was also authorized to look into the possibility of grant availability in the next two years to remove distressed trees that may die and become hazards because of the draught. Tina Barrow, the election administrator was given permission to hire the part time employees needed for the upcoming election. Ten students from Lamar State College-Orange have signed up to volunteer during the election, reducing the number of employees to be hired. The court also authorized payments of $21,652.83 to U.T.M.B, $34,312.24 to S.E.T.R.P.C., $68,641.00 to OC Economic Development Corp. and $158,257.25 to McInnis Construction for the Adult Probation facility.

Credit Union Day the branch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Credit unions are not-forprofit financial cooperatives that provide an effective and viable alternative to for-profit financial institutions for more than 184 million members in 97 countries worldwide. They exist to serve their members, providing a safe place to save money and access affordable loans. Since 1948, International Credit Union Day has been celebrated annually on the third Thursday of October. Each year, the international event affords the opportunity to remember credit unions’ proud history and promote awareness of and support for the credit union difference. This year’s theme, “Credit Unions Build a Better World,” celebrates the important economic and social contributions credit unions make to their communities worldwide. It also aligns cooperatively owned and controlled credit unions with the greater cooperative business sector and the United Nations, which will launch the International Year of Cooperatives 2012 later this year. Credit unions are recognized as a force for positive economic and social change and have provided significant value in both developed and emerging nations. International Credit Union Day is sponsored by World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU), the international trade associ-

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Bridge City’s Firestone Community Federal Credit Union doesn’t only provide friendly faces but also friendly service. Picture, feft to right: Amanda Carriere, Jerica Johnson and Crystal Vidrine. RECORD PHOTO: Penny LeLeux.

ation and development agency for credit unions worldwide, and numerous national credit union trade associations and federations around the world. In the U.S., credit unions are committed to providing a safe and affordable alternative to predatory payday lenders. Credit unions are always looking for opportunities to bring underserved communities into

a mainstream financial institution, providing access to affordable services. On Oct. 20, credit unions from around the world will be celebrating the day with parades, festivals, contests and open houses. For more information about events your credit union, visit their website or give them a call.

Lutcher Stark Bengal Guards to meet Oct. 21 The Lutcher Stark Bengal Guards, years from 1935 to 1944, will have their monthly meeting on Friday, Oct. 21. The meeting will start at 11 a.m. at The Sunset Grove Country Club on 2900 W. Sunset Drive in Orange. All members are urged to attend. For further information call 409-883-6161.




International Credit Union Day

Join us on Friday, October 21st, to celebrate ICU Day with refreshments in the Firestone Community lobby from 9am to Noon.

Also having giveaways!! Federally Insured by the NCUA

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Hero comes home said Gauthier referring to what he was experiencing in combat, “I didn’t want to give her reasons to worry. I was over here, she didn’t have to be.” For Abigail, her husband’s choice was a source of pride. “I can’t say I was really shocked when he decided to join. I actually felt a mix of emotions. He was always into history. It was just an honorable thing for him to do.” She expressed the obvious, that those not in combat still worry, “I chose to not worry about anything else but my family, that was my priority.” As Aaron fought in Afghanistan and continued the push to get his wife closer to him in Germany, 20 months went by. Their daughter, Amy, was growing and life was going on at its normal pace as life will do in times of war or peace. That life, as it was and as he knew it, for Gauthier was abruptly changed. November 2008, while holding a sniper’s position, the unit with which he served came under RPG (Rocket Propelled Grenade) attack. Though the RPGs initially were only hitting around them they were getting closer. Gauthier’s instincts kicked in and he dove away from the sniper’s position falling 15 feet to a solid, rocky crevice below the point. His life was spared by seconds; his shoulder, elbow and ankle were not. “The fall dislocated my shoulder, broke my elbow and my ankle. I was also knocked unconscious for an undetermined amount of time,” Gauthier explained. The months following his combat related injury were not simple. It took months to determine the extent of the injury to his ankle which has left him using a cane at the ripe age of 27. “I have had two surgeries. It would take more to try and repair it any more and there would be no guarantee,” explained Gauthier when asked if his disabling injury

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was permanent. His shoulder also still has range of motion issues. In his unit or 42 only 30 remained. Four had died and 8 were wounded. During those months of limbo and pain, Gauthier took a desk job. Abigail finally made the move through red tape to Germany. Their time there was wonderful for their family. “Being in Europe was a great experience for our family,” smiled Gauthier with Abigail in full agreement. The history loving American visited many of the places the World War II vets saw in their day. They also added another member to their young crew with the birth of a son, Jaxson who is now 19 months old. Less than a month ago, this family of four, walked into Gauthier’s mother and father’s back yard. They took a thirty hour trip home, a month ahead of schedule, without letting the family know. Their hope of it being a surprise was not in vain, “I think I about gave my dad a heart attack,” smiled Gauthier. “And then I heard mom and Victoria (Aaron’s younger sister) screaming from inside the house, ‘It’s Aaron. It’s Aaron!’” Gauthier is happy to be home. The army made the decision to retire him because of the effect of his injuries. So what does the future hold? “We have thousands of options and we are keeping them all open,” explained Gauthier. “Right now, I plan to look at getting a job and getting back in school. I can take my time going to school. “Texas is a great state to live in when it comes to the military and college.” Gauthier is referring to the Hazelwood Act that grants 158 college credit hours to military personnel combined with the 36 months of free school through the GI Bill. With those credits in mind, Gauthier said his original plans haven’t really

changed. “A master, then a Phd. in History, ultimately become a professor of History. I want to do that when I am older, I don’t really want to be a young professor.” He admits there has been psychological struggles that are typical of the residue of seeing combat. “I’ve seen plenty of guys that come home and aren’t able to function at all. I have even helped some of them.” The couple admit there were times it was tough on their relationship. The divorce rate remains high among enlisted who have seen combat. “We have just stayed open with each other in everything,” Gauthier said. Abigail agrees, “We talked about everything and used things we learned in premarital counseling.” “I am happier than I have been in a long time and our marriage is stronger than ever!” Gauthier said, as he hugged Abigail’s shoulder. Not many soldier stories can end on an up note. Gauthier is permanently injured, still will deal with insurance issues and red tape, but is also to be awarded with the Army Commendation Medal or Arcom presented only to members of the armed forces who distinguish themselves by an act of heroism, extraordinary achievement or meritorious service which has been of mutual benefit to a friendly nation and the United states. It was determined Gauthier’s standard of excellence and heroism meets this criteria. Humbly his perspective is, “I am not in great shape, but I wouldn’t trade this experience for anything. ‘Yea America!”’ he added. Abigail smiled and said, “He is doing great, but it’s been a long process. “He got the war– the experience– he wanted but we are so grateful to be home.” We as society do honor and welcome him home.

Cowboy church

to Celebrate 4th Anniversary Theme: What God Has Done!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

BC’s big loser weight loss he suffered not only with trouble breathing during exertion but severe pain to a knew that was injured in high school and later crushed in an accident. Now weighing between 165 and 178 the knee pain is gone and his stamina has increased exponentially. Working with a trainer to guide him in what exercises would best serve him, Drue works out at least four times a week. He has a set regimen that includes upper body and cardio. He now has chosen to partake in work out supplement called Muscle Pharm and Muscle Tech’s Thermogenic. These are big in the UFC arena. Anytime Fitness entered Drue in a franchisewide competition touting weight loss and physical improvement. Though he didn’t win, he was recognized by the club and considers it an honor. “If I can be an inspiration to anyone that’s a reward in itself,” Drue said. “I can play with the kids without getting out of breath.” He also says that many people were a part of the process. “My family encouraged and supported me a lot.” People who hadn’t seen him reacted with shock and awe, and looking great for his wedding this past June were all just indirect satisfaction from his hard work. “The hardest part is just getting up and doing it,” Drue said. “You just have to force yourself.” He should know. For a year and a half, he has been an example of what to do to lose weight, to persevere, to be successful at something many Americans have striven to do themselves.


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He feels great, he won’t give up. He will never go back. It is now his way of life. He looks forward to applying for new jobs and being able to be the person he has become now, to tell them what he has accomplished. It is a tremendous accomplishment and one many will feel inspired by, which is exactly what Drue wants.

On Satuday, 48 sixth grade students from Bridge City Middle School competed in the Orange County Livestock Art Contest held in Mauriceville. Several area middle schools also participated in the event as well, with well over 150 entrants. Above: Aaron Westlund, Sean Cothern, Jacelynn Price and Jacey Broussard are displaying their artwork and their Honorable Mention Ribbons.


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community leader. *****Debbie Fusilier, longtime Opportunity Valley News and Record employee, celebrates her birthday Oct. 24. She started work for the Dunn family at age 15. (Editor’s note: Deb is retired now but is available to pinch-hit if we need her, which is good to know.)*****Robert and Liz Lieby Brown are proud parents of triplet boys, Brad, James and Chris. They were born Oct. 18 in Houston after Liz was transported by air from St. Mary’s. One boy weighed in at three-pounds, the other two tipped the scales at two and a half pounds. *****Miss Ruby Pickard was already under the weather when she got tangled in her nightgown, fell and broke her collarbone. (Editor’s note: Ms. Ruby is now a resident of the Meadows. Stop by for a visit, she is always glad to have company.)*****The wedding of Jason Broussard to Kristen Kleypas, of Nederland, was attended by a bunch of 1999 grads. Check this crew out. Charlie Higginbothem was best man; Joey Hays, Shane Peveto, Chris Menard, Cody Osburne and Derrik Tregre served as groomsmen. (Editor’s note: Eight years later I believe the couple is still happily married.)*****Leola Landry is in the hospital battling cancer.

From the Creaux’s Nest LET THE WINDS BLOW Well, I believe we can say goodbye to summer. The northwest blew in at a good clip and the temperatures dropped 30 degrees. It makes for high fire danger. My birds are all gone. I wondered if it was just my birds so I contacted Joyce Dowdle, who feeds many varieties in a homemade feeder made out of an old satellite dish. I stole her idea about the feeder but she tells me her birds are gone also. Where did they go?*****Good luck to the Little Cypress-Mauriceville Bears at homecoming. The game of the week will be the shootout between the Bridge City Cardinals and West Orange-Stark Mustangs Friday night at Dan Hooks stadium. I wouldn’t bet on this one but whoever wins will take a big step towards the district championship. It’s been many more years than I can remember since Bridge City beat the Mustangs but they have their best shot in years.*****I’ve got a lot of ground to cover. Load up and come along, I promise it won’t do you no harm. EXTREMIST SAY NO TIME FOR CHRISTMAS By and large, local governments do a good job of administrating and keeping a good work force of dedicated employees. No one does better at it then our county government, so it was shocking to many when a political party called for the annual two and a half-hour department Christmas party be done away with. Republican chairperson and Orange County Tea Party founder, Trudy Pellerin, put it this way in her presentation to the court. “This is like a thorn in my side.” Cullin Smith said, “Employees are getting paid to work.” This all stems from employees bringing a covered dish, drinks, etc. and sharing the Christmas spirit together for a little while. To object to that is carrying radical views to an extreme. I’m afraid this won’t be the last time the obstructionist will be trying to intimidate. It’s their M.O. You know, just say “NO” even to the silliest argument. It was no surprise to me as I’ve been observing Commissioner Jody Crump’s actions since he took office. The Tea Party in Vidor, where their base is, elected Jody over a weak candidate and now he’s beholden to them. It seems to me, the Tea Party sets his agenda and he carries it out. No doubt they have their hooks in him. I don’t believe, on his own, Jody would vote to take away an employee Christmas party. I suspect this won’t be the last time you hear from these folks on the most minute things and Jody will keep carrying their water and voting no to everything they want him to. Just like he did on the agenda item. It’s a move to disrupt a smooth running court. I hope it’s not a sign that we are going back to times of past years when meetings lasted three or four hours with nit-picking and accomplishing little. We commend Commissioner David Dubose, who recently switched to the Republican Party. He expressed the views of the mainstream Republican establishment. It was a non-issue that should have been without regards. Jody would have expressed the same views if he could have. Just watch how he votes you’ll get the picture. OUR CONDOLENCES Ray Granger, 82, died last week on Oct. 12. He was a true native of Orangefield, born during the oil boom on July 27, 1929. Ray headed up maintenance at OFISD for 39 years. What many don’t know is that he was maintenance for Orange County for several years over 50 years ago. His job was subject to who was county judge, which changed every four years. When offered the job at OFISD, he took it. Ray was a very talented guy who could build or fix almost anything. He was a longtime friend. Our deepest sympathies go out to wife Laverne, sons Michael, Daren, brother Lee Roy and sister Ida Lou and all of their families. He was a good, honest man. May he rest in peace. Please see obit. TURNING BACK THE HANDS OF TIME 8 Years Ago-2003 A $11.5 million bond passes in Orangefield by a landslide. The votes counted were 1,075 for and 417 against. The McLewis community had defeated the last two attempts to pass this bond. In this election they voted 153 for and 198 against. *****Former governor and good friend to Orange County, Preston Smith, dies at age 91. During his tenure as governor, several of our citizens served on state boards. That was before Orange County was disenfranchised through the gerrymandering redistricting by Rick Perry, following the orders of Tom DeLay. *****“Bushwhacked” printed by Random House, is still number nine on the bestseller list. Molly Ivins and Lou Dubose, who by the way, is John Dubose’s nephew, wrote the book. *****I bet you didn’t know that Judge Carl Thibodeaux is a cousin of singer Jimmy C. Newman, of “Big Mamou,” which also is the birthplace of the Judge. *****Johnny Carson turns 78 on Oct. 23 and Dwight Yoakam will be 47 on the same day. ***On Oct. 24, the “Raging Cajun” James Carville reaches 59. ***Reagan Dugas celebrates his day Oct. 29. (Editor’s note: What became of Reagan?)*****Anna and John Conway celebrate their 50th anniversary Oct. 23. *****Former Dupont plant manager and county judge candidate Frank Riddick, 71, passed away. Frank had traveled the world and was a

38 Years ago-1973 Louis Dugas purchased Phyllis Diller’s four-door Jaguar sedan. *****Serge Ledford is the new manager of Bonanza Sirloin Pit. *****Richard Belk celebrated a birthday. *****The Bridge City Cards “Wild Bunch” defense allows the first points of the season in a 1907 win over Silsbee. Lanston Fall, B.C. fullback grounded out 201 yards behind the blocking of Kenny Brown, Clint Belk, Mark Dunn, David Smith, Steve Trevino, Jimmy Lacomb and Craig Morris. ***** BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK Julie Prosperie, Phillip Todora, Kristin Bertles, Madeline Kirby, Blake Hunt, Joy Dubose-Simonton, Kyle Johnston, Leona Simmons, Mozelle Francois, Mary Nixon, Beth Baas, Rodney Cartwright, Ashley Sanchez, Jason Yeaman, Jeanne Mullins, Jenne Mullins, Kim Ezell, Jennie Hutchison, Earnest Barnes, Mary Tallant, George Fleming, Tammy Ballard, Marilyn Ponthieu, Vicki Brown, Treva Hodge, Anita Green, Brad Childs, Cory Moreau, John-Cecil Beeson, Marguerite Mahfouz, Kyle Murrell, Roy Farias, Becky Carter, Bob Frank, Bill Butler, Brian Prevost, Bryan Chauvin, Eldon Pendergast, Mittie Ledoux, Eric Brinson, Jewel Merchant, Jimmy Byrd, Laqueta McLellan, Lisa Stewart, Pat New, Sara Etheredge, Sarah Halliburton, Shery Martz, Thomas Fleming, Brandy Cardner, Danny Jennings, Lainey Zenos, Beth Wilson, John Clark, Larry Myers, Debbie Fusilier, Cheyenne Sweet, Bailey Berry, Ron Batchelor, Tammy Scales, Victoria Brown, Dale Morris, Darren Wilson, Marilyn Fonthieu, Ramona Scott, Ramona Valentine, Connie Curphey, Mary Chamblee, Roy Lee Helm, Ken Soileau, Rachel Sanders, Tanner George and Connor Ziller. A FEW HAPPENINGS The Wednesday Lunch Bunch dined at Robert’s Restaurant last week. Grace and Cary served the meal. Among the boys attending was Coach Dan Ray Hooks who says he has been watching the ‘Stangs when not attending grandkid games. Cynthia was away on the New Mexico border visiting children, so Shockley was feeding him. New Veterans’ Service Officer Gene Smith visited also, with Pinehurst Administrator Joe Parkhurst and Commissioner John Dubose. King Dunn told about the good response he received to his dipping vat story. Judge Carl Thibodeaux and Hooks talked football out of the past at West Orange-Stark. Rev. Leo told about his latest trip where he preached at several churches. Judge of Pct. 1, David Peck, visited with Judge Claude Wimberly, who held that office for over 20 years. The most popular among the 20 boys was pretty Shirley Zimmerman, who was the only female. Judge Janice, Donna Scales, Brandy Slaughter, Christy Kourey, Babette Philpott and the other girls were no-shows. Also absent was Marlene, who is seldom absent. She’s nursing a bad foot and will have toe surgery in a few days. She had a valid excuse. Also sighted at Robert’s, one of their favorite places to eat, were Mary and Don Stanton. As of late, Don is sailing fairly well, Mary always looks great to me. The Lunch Bunch will dine at Novrozsky’s next week. Everyone welcome. *****The annual pumpkin display at Winfree Baptist Church, on Hwy. 62, is out. It’s very impressive. *****Speaking of Winfree, I sure do miss “Buckshot.” He was one heck of a guy. Every time J.B. Arrington comes by we tell “Buck” stories. *****Ms. Pearl called J.B. a youngster. He’s only 87. *****Speaking of 87-year-old guys, I got a nice mess of greens from Neighbor Cox. He’s always good about sharing his bounty with us. The bad summer made for slim pickings. He’s happy Ms. Ginny is staying home for a change. Sue Simar came by also. She and Tommy are holding some frozen figs for us. We will put them in preserves as soon as I can get around to picking them up. I’ve been meeting myself lately, plus being away, held prisoner for a few days. *****Since he left high school attorney Sharon Bearden has been on a diet. He’s probably lost between 1,500 pounds to 1,800 pounds in the last 50 years. He’s a darn good lawyer, one of the best, but he never was worth a dime at dieting. Until now that is. He had trimmed down when a bad virus hit that he thought would kill him. He was so sick he wanted to die. He lost another 20 pounds and now he’s back to his high school weight. *****Attorney H.D. Pate had knee replacement surgery two weeks ago. After a stay in the hospital, where he contacted some sort of virus, he came home but was grounded. However, Friday, sick and handicapped, he made his way to the courthouse. When he heals, he’ll have the other knee replaced. I was right all the time, running, in the long run, isn’t good for you. That’s why I’ve never done it.*****I have no latest report on Bobby Taylor. He has been in Houston taking M.D. Anderson treatments. If anyone knows his prognosis let me know. *****Our friend Doug Harrington is still in Houston taking daily radiation and getting tired of motel living. *****Our Bridge City buddy, Keith Carter, has only three more Chemo treatments. We wish them all continued progress. *****If you haven’t heard about it, I’ll let you in on the county’s best-kept secret. It’s the Muddy Water Marina on Dupont Dr. across from the Boat Club on Adams Bayou. Great food and lunch specials served. Gulf Shrimp and blue claw live crabs are also available. Owners Ike and Lynn always welcome you with free, fresh coffee. It’s a small menu but oh so good. It’s a unique place to congregate with your friends. *****The Turkey Day game between A&M and Texas was first played in 1894 and has been played every year since 1915. After this Thanksgiving, footballs oldest rivalries will be put on indefinite hold. The Aggies wanted to continue the yearly

game after leaving for the Southeastern Conference in July but Texas Coach Brown told the Aggies that their non-conference schedule is full through 2018. What a shame. I had attended a majority of those games since Bear Bryant coached and John David Crow won the Heisman in 1956. It never was a sure bet who would win. Many All Americans played for those teams, including Orange County’s Steve Worster. Most of all the great days were the old Southwest Conference games. I’m not even going to talk about the last weekend football pro and college games except to say the A&M offense was impressive. *****It’s going to be a Texas Ranger/St. Louis Cardinal World Series starting Wednesday. Creaux had predicted those teams would be in the series. It was just wishful thinking that the Cardinals would be back in the playoffs but they are a Cinderella team. They are the hardest to predict but the Rangers should win in five games. They lost in five to San Francisco last year. St. Louis will be home team first game with Chris Carpenter on the mound. It may be their only win. *****Johnny Montagne was the designated bidder for he and his friends at the Orange County Live Stock show in Mauriceville. They won the bid on several animals, including a prize wake-up call rooster. Johnny and Darlene’s beautiful daughter, State Farm agent, Heather, was a joy to watch walk across the pen to take a picture with each animal they bought. Beats the hell out of watching Johnny wallow across the pen. Johnny, Cowboy Bobby, Doc and the crew are always good at supporting local causes. *****Capt. Nicky Davis, longtime OPD officer, retired and now living in Nashville and is a candidate for city councilman there, was in town for the Stark High 50th class reunion. *****I can’t wait for Orange County citrus to come in. What’s in the stores now is poor quality. John Heard and the Orange County growers will have the best oranges coming in the later part of November. I doubt there will be Satsuma’s because of the drought and heat. *****Marijuana use is on the rise while teen alcohol and tobacco use is down. Today’s stronger pot is not like that of the 1970’s. Today’s pot is at least 10 times stronger and way more addictive. It’s the biggest drug problem in the United States says Peter Delany, of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services. Seventeen million kids use pot 20 or more times a month. Roughly one in ten teens that try marijuana gets addicted. Young users are more vulnerable. Ambivalence of today’s parents may be partly to blame because they are uncomfortable telling kids not to smoke pot because they used it themselves. *****Some special folks we know that are celebrating their special day. Attorney Joy Dubose Simonton, Oct. 19 *** Vickie Drake Brown, one of the most beautiful, kind ladies to come out of Orange County, celebrates Oct. 21. She’s Betty and Earl Drake’s daughter. ***Judge Claude Wimberly and John Clark both turn 77 on Oct. 23. A pretty good pair of aces to draw to. ***One of our special girls, Brittney Stillwell, a transplant from Mississippi, will finally be 21 on Oct. 24. ***Also on Oct. 24, a lady we’ve known since her teens and who got older right here at the newspaper for 38 years, is sweet Debbie Fuesilier. *** On Oct. 25, Sandi Mobley Huckabay, who we have also known since she was a teenager and also worked at the newspaper, is another year older. Makes me feel old. I helped raise her as a teenager. *** Happy birthday and best wishes to all. *****CREAUX’S TIP OF THE WEEK. To get rid of itch from mosquito bites, apply soap on the area and you will experience instant relief. *****What is Andouille (pronounced (Ahn-do-ee)? It’s a spicy country sausage used in gumbo and other Cajun dishes. CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS On Oct. 19, Evander Holyfield will be 49; John Lithgow, 66; Ty Pennington, 46 and Michael Gambon, 71. ***Snoop Dogg will be 40 on Oct. 20; Viggo Mortensen, 53 and Tom Petty, 61. ***Kim Kardashian will be 31 on Oct. 21 and Carrie Fisher, 55***On Oct. 22, Christopher Lloyd will be 73; Jeff Goldblum, 59, Shaggy, 43 and Jonathan Lipnicki, 21. ***Dwight Yoakam will be 55 on Oct. 23; Weird Al Yankevie, 52 and Ryan Reynolds, 35***Kevin Kline will be 64, Oct. 24; Adam Goldberg, 41 and Katy Perry, 27. CAJUN STORY OF THE WEEK Let me tell you bout dat “Tee-Man” Duplantis and his wife Ethel. Well, “Tee-Man” got fired from anutta job so I axe him why? He say, “Well, cuz, you know how dem forman dem, dey jus stand around wit dere hands in dere pockets and watch everybody else work?” “What dat got to do wit you losing you job?” I axe. “Tee Man” say, “Because dat forman him, he was jealous, all dem workers tought I was the foreman me.” While I was visiting, his wife Ethel come out on the porch and axe, “Tee-Man” babe, how many of dem fish you caught wen you was gone over da weekend?” Tee-Man look her rat in da eye and say, “Mais honey, I caught six beauties. Why you axe hanh?” “Well,” Ethel say, “Dats wat I t’ought me, dat Comeaux at da fish market is trying to get to us again. He billed us for eight of dem fish.” C’EST TOUT The big surprise of the week happened this Tuesday morning when Bridge City Mayor Kirk Roccaforte showed up at a Port Arthur lab for blood work. A beautiful Italian lady, sitting way in the back, called out his name and he turned around to find it was his mother. Neither knew the other would be there. He got to spend some quality time with Mom. A great way to start the day.*****Well, another week down. I’m going to turn this in and kick back and watch the Republican debate. It will be over by the time you read this but it’s always a show. Gov. Perry has some selling to do if he wants to stop falling like a rock in a well. Can you believe 25 percent of Republicans are buying into Herman Cain’s 9-99 con game. Oh well, we’ll see.*****Gotta go. Thanks for your time. Take care and God bless.

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Stark Museum of Art Docent awarded Daniels Fellowship Cheerleaders memorialize death of Orangefield students honor of sportsman and book collector, John H. Daniels (1921-2006). Since 2007, the fellowship has supported thirty-eight researchers-in-residence at the NSLM from all regions of the United States and ten foreign countries Located at 712 Green Avenue in Orange, Texas, the Stark Museum of Art is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Admission is free for all ages. Group tours are available by appointment. For more information call 409.886.ARTS (2787) or visit http://www.

Museum will feature as its inaugural exFor The Record hibition Afield in America: 400 Earl Parker, a docent at the Years of Animal & Stark Museum of Art in Or- Sporting Art, 1585 ange, Texas, has been awarded -1985. The Stark a John H. Daniels Fellowship Museum’s painting from the National Sporting Li- McMullin, Guide by brary and Museum in Middle- William Herbert Dunton burg, Virginia. was selected for inclusion in Parker’s independent re- the exhibition. The exhibisearch topic will be “The U.S. tion will be on view October Remount Service: Stallions 11, 2011 through January 14, Distributed Across America.” 2012.  His research will document “Receiving the Daniels Felthe use of Remount Stallions lowship is an honor and we at and their locations across the the Stark Museum of Art are United States.  very pleased that Earl Parker Parker has worked as a do- has been selected.  This will cent at the Stark Museum of be a great opportunity for him Art since 2003.  He holds a to pursue his project and to doctorate in Physical Chem- develop his expertise in this istry from the University of area.  We are also delighted North Carolina, Chapel Hill.  that at the same time, a paintHe has recently published ing from the Museum’s collecarticles on the Remount pro- tion will be included in this gram in The Cavalry Journal.  important exhibition,” said Parker will begin the residence Sarah Boehme, Director of the fellowship in Virginia on Oc- Stark Museum of Art. tober 17.  The John H. Daniels FellowDuring the time that Park- ship supports researchers at er is in residence, a paint- the National Sporting Library ing from the Stark Museum & Museum, a research center of Art will be on view at The for equestrian and field sports. National Sporting Library & The program began in 2007 in Museum.  The newly opened

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The West Orange-Stark cheerleaders presented the Orangefield cheerleaders with a vinyl banner Friday night after halftime in memory of the three Orangefield students who were killed in September. The sign evoked a standing ovation from the Orangefield side.

BCISD to administer Credit by Examination

American Legion to host pool tournament

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The American Legion Lloyd Grubbs Post 49, located at 108 Green Ave. in Orange, will be hosting a pool tournament every Friday from 7 p.m. to midnight. There is a ten player maximum. The community is encouraged to join in the fun and free food to help support the Veterans. For more information, call 409-330-4847.

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Bridge City ISD, in accordance with Chapter 74.24 TAC, will administer the Texas Tech University Credit by Examination Tests. Testing dates will be December 6, 7 and 8, 2011 and June 5, 6 and 7 2012. Students in grades first

to take an examination to earn credit for an academic course for which they have had no prior instruction. Students must score at least 90 on the test to receive course credit. Additional information and registration forms can be obtained by contacting Gina Mannino at: gina.mannino@

through fifth will be allowed to take each of the five tests (Math, Science, Language Arts, Reading, and Social Studies) at the elementary level without prior instruction. The student must score at least 90 on each of the five four tests to be considered eligible for grade level acceleration. Students in grades sixth through 12 will be permitted

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when the produce is sold out, which is often earlier than the times shown. Mustard greens, radishes, sweet potatoes, watermelon, tomatoes, yellow squash, purple hull peas, okra, cucumbers, hot peppers, bell peppers, smoked turkeys and chickens, a variety of jams and jellies, canned vegetables, fresh eggs, local honey, blueberry juice, house plants, and blueberry bushes. 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.

Will You Go to The Extreme This Friday? No Lights. No Rules. No Turning Back. Staff Report

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Haunted Hotel offers an “extreme” version this Friday, October 21. At 11:13 p.m., management will extinguish all lights and “suspend all rules” as an ultimate test of bravery. At the bewitchThe Red Hot Flashers of Orange County will meet Oct. 20, at VFW Post 2775 contest deadline set for Nov. 1 ing hour, guests will be left to navigate pitch-black halls with a single LED candle. “Of course, you can check-out early If it 11:30 a.m. at the Sunset Grove Country Club. Ladies will decorate their hats for Halloween and bring an Orange Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2775 reminds all hope- all gets to be too much,” noted Blaisdell, Haunted Hotel’s Night item showing one of their collections. All ladies are welcome. ful entries in the annual Voice of Democracy, Patriot’s Pen and Watchman, a.k.a. Barry Blaisdell, “but our digital sound system will alert everyone that you’ve failed the test.” For information, call 409-886-1609. Citizenship Teacher of the Year entries Southeast Texas’ #1 haunted Halloween attraction is celebratBirthday ladies are: Lady Cajun, Mary Broussard: Lady Penny that the deadline is November 1st for entries  to be IN THE Pincher, Kathy Jones: Duchess Susanna, Susan Quigley. HANDS of the VFW or Auxiliary Chairmen.  Materials were ing its 30th birthday with a facelift that more than doubles the fear factor. When Eric Metts founded his version of scream city, taken to area schools at the beginning of the school year.  For further information, contact Post Chairman the name Haunted Hotel was fitting for the panic it inspired inLutcher Stark Bengal Guards to meet Oct. 21 James Seales at 409-338-1853 or Auxiliary Chairman Patricia side the old Rosemont Hotel on Crockett Street in downtown Beaumont. In 2004, Metts relocated his seasonal business to its The Lutcher Stark Bengal Guards, years from 1935 to Kemp at 409-886-2796.  Following judging the winners will advance to the District Level of competition. current home at the Sports Connection, 6755 Patillo Road off 1944,  will have their monthly meeting on Friday, Oct. 21. The Highway 69 South. meeting will start at 11 a.m. at The Sunset Grove Country “This year, more than 50 percent of our nightmare on Patillo Club on 2900 W. Sunset Drive in Orange. Levingston Shipbuilding to host reunion Oct. 22 Road is brand new,” said Metts. “The makeover takes us back to All members are urged to attend. For further information call our roots, expanding on the hotel theme.” 409-883-6161. Former employees of Levingston Shipbuilding in Orange are Guests begin their 2011 journey into hell at the Haunted Hoinvited to a reunion to be held Saturday, Oct. 22, from 11 a.m. tel through a new iron-gated entrance and foyer, preludes to the until 2 p.m.  The event will be held at the North Orange Baptist horrors waiting inside a new “upscale” hotel suite. There they LCM Honey Bears to host ‘Bulls and Barrels’ Church Recreation Hall located at 4775 N. 16th Street (North will be eyewitnesses to the untimely demise of a couple in the The Little Cypress Honey Bears will be hosting their annual Hwy 87) in Orange. Attendees are asked to bring a covered dish.  suite’s living room and be tormented in an adjoining bedroom Bulls and  Barrels Rodeo on Oct. 22, from 6 to 10 p.m. Please Drinks will be provided. For additional information you may by more monsters luring in the shadows. Blaisdell, said favorites, like the Bathroom, have been made come and join us for bronco bull riding, barrel racing, mutton contact Betty Bellow at 409-982-3591 or Earl Evans at 409-746over to test the most ironclad stomach: “Watch your step in this busting and a calf scrabble for the children. Concessions with 3701.   restroom, the plumbing is not reliable.” lots of Delicious bbq, cotton candy, and much more will be availHaunted Hotel 2011 further tortures guests with what Blaisable. Vendors will also be set up for your holiday shopping needs. Orange Ladies Auxiliary getting ready for dell calls the ‘interactive’ experience: “We’ve removed the rails The rodeo will be held on Hwy 105 at the sheriff’s posse rodeo that separated customers from characters. Now you’re part of arena and this is the honey bears biggest fund raiser for the year.    Garage Sale on Oct. 22 every scene. You’ll literally brush up against your worst nightOrange Ladies Auxiliary VFW Post 2775 are renting tables at mares, like Leatherface and his unforgiving chainsaw.” Farmers’ Market held Wed. and Sat. $15 each for a Garage Sale to take place at the VFW Post on Traditionally, the hotel attracts what owner Metts describes Highway 87 North on Saturday, Oct. 22.  There will be  40 Ta- as three categories of customers: Little kids (usually the first to The Orange County Farmers’ Market has opened for the sea- bles  to rent at $15 each, on a first come first serve, CASH check-out), guys hoping to impress girlfriends with bravado, and son and expanded to include Wednesdays from 4-7 p.m., in ad- ONLY, basis at the time of rental.  There will be no refunds.  folks looking for a seasonal thrill who have come to equate Haldition to the usual 6:30-10 a.m. on Saturdays. The market ends Doors will open to vendors for setting up from 6 to 8 a.m. and loween with a stay at the hotel. “Guests who helped launch our open 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. for customers.  No food or beverage will be opening in 1981 are now accompanying their grandkids.” allowed; no electricity is available and vendors must take their Generations of guests can check-in to Haunted Hotel 2011 at leftovers with them.  Deadline is Oct. 8.  For further informa- 7:13 p.m. every Friday, Saturday and Sunday night through Oction, contact President Cathie Duhon at 409-553-6180 before 2 tober 23. The hotel opens nightly at 7:13 p.m. from Wednesday, p.m. or Senior Vice President Jeanette Clark at 409-883-0264. October 26 through Monday, October 31. Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance at www., the Fear Factory Outlet on Twin City Hunter education safety class to start Oct. 27 Highway, and area FastLane Convenience stores. For information on hotel rates, discounts, and Haunted Hotel Lite for chilTexas Parks and Wildlife Hunter Education Home Study Safedren, guests can reach the front desk at 409-729-3300 or visit ty Class Field part will be taught Thursday, Oct. 27 from 6 to 10 p.m. in Orange. You much complete the online home study computer sections, print completed tests and bring them to class. Please call Danny Odom to register at 409-883-8118. This class is not just for hunters but anyone who handles firearms can bencludes, BBQ lunch, Discussions and Trade show. Three (3) CEU efit from it. credits will be given. To register contact the Jefferson County   Extension office at 409-835-8461

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The Orange VFW Post 2775 Ladies Auxiliary is taking applications for a $1,000 “Continuing Education Scholarship” offered by the National Ladies Auxiliary VFW.  To qualify, the applicant must be a member for at least a full year, or be a spouse, son or daughter of a qualified member.  Entries must be at least 18 and pursuing a college degree or career direction at a technical school.  Four scholarships are presented by National to each of four conferences.  Scholarships are paid directly to the College or Tech School, in the student’s name, for use during the 2012-2013 fiscal year.  For an application  and criteria, contact Chairman Jeanette Clark at 883-0264 or email at

South Texas Beef Symposium, Trade Show with CEU’s

The Symposium and Trade show will be held Nov. 14 from 8:30 am to 4 p.m. at the Ford Park Event Center in Beaumont. The focus for the beef symposium and trade show will be, survival and recovery of the drought. Topics of discussion will include; health problems and management during and after drought in a cow-calf herds, Managing forages and pastures during and after a drought, Cattle marketing, calves and cows during and after a drought, and What happens now to the cowcalf herds “The Beef Cattle Industry”. Pre-registrations is required. Cost is $20 per person and in-

American Legion to host pool tournament The American Legion Lloyd Grubbs Post 49, located at 108 Green Ave. in Orange, will be hosting a pool tournament every Friday from 7 p.m. to midnight. There is a ten player maximum. The community is encouraged to join in the fun and free food to help support the Veterans. For more information, call 409-3304847.

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 Veteran’s Day, Christmas, Memorial Day, and Independence Day concerts. At least one traditional band concert is performed annually. Please visit us on Facebook at Orange Community Band.

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





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Deaths and Memorials To Be held:

Harry Aubrey “Blue” Risher Bridge City Harry Aubrey “Blue” Risher, 84, of Bridge City, passed away Sunday, Oct. 16 at Baptist Hospital in Orange. Funeral services to remember his life will be at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 20, in the Chapel of Dorman Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating will be Chaplain Hank Perkins. Military honors and interment will follow services in Autumn Oaks Memorial Park in Orange. A gathering of family and friends for a time of reflection will be from 5 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home. Mr. Risher was born on Feb. 22, 1927 in Jackson, Miss., he grew up in Madden, Miss. and he lived in Bridge City since 1966. He worked as a welder for Pipefitters Local #195 in the construction industry and he was a veteran of the United States Navy during World War II. Mr. Risher was a loving husband, father and grandfather and he cherished time that he spent with his family. He enjoyed listening to country music and often hosted friends and musicians in his home to play. He also enjoyed a fruitful garden in which he grew 13 different varieties of fruit trees. Mr. Risher is preceded in death by his mother, Delphia Risher Irvin; his stepfather, F.L. “Doc” Irvin; his first wife, Dora Wilson and his second wife, Lola Risher. Those who will most cherish his memory are his wife of 17 years, Edee Risher of Bridge City; his daughter, Betty Morgan of Houston; his son, Harry Ray Risher of Bridge City; his step sons, Mark Lilback of Morgantown, W.V. and Kenneth Lilback

of Vidor; his grandchildren, Ercell Frederick, Chad Morgan, Wade Morgan and Brad Morgan; his step grandchildren Morgan Lilback, Meredith Fenner, Lori Jones, Jeremy Cook and Derek Cook; his great grandchildren, Cody Frederick, Justin Frederick Brittany Morgan, Kali Morgan, Skyla Morgan, Devin Fenner, Lexy Cook, David Jones, Dale Jones and Lily Cook. For those who desire memorial contributions, the family has requested that donations be made in memory of Mr. Risher to the Paralyzed Veterans of America, 801 Eighteenth Street, Northwest, Washington, D.C. 20006-3517, (800) 555-9140, Washington, D.C. 20006-3517, (800) 555-9140,

Elizabeth (“Betty”) Singleton Hudson The Woodlands Betty Hudson passed away in The Woodlands on Oct. 16. Betty’s nephew, The Reverend Frank Roth, will be officiating at her services at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church on Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. Burial will follow at Orange Forest Lawn Cemetery in West Orange. Visitation will be at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange on Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. She was born and raised in Beaumont and lived most of her life in Orange. She is preceded in death by her parents, Terrell and Gertrude Adkisson; her sister, Ada Lillie Roth; her brother, Terrell Adkisson Jr., and her husband, Otis Hudson. She graduated from Beaumont High in 1941. Mrs. Hudson received her English degree from the University of Texas in Austin in 1944, and her Masters in Library Science from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge in 1946. She was a past State President of AAUW, a longtime member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church and choir, a past president of the PTO, a member of Chamber Musicians, and an avid bridge player.

She is survived by her five children: Sherry Windham of Orange; Annette Quimby of The Woodlands; Leo and Cheryl Singleton of Slidell, La.; Gail and Mike Corder of Ft. Worth and Teri and Bill Ross of Montgomery. She is also survived by twelve grandchildren: Brandy Windham-Waite; Ashley Retzloff; Stephanie Quimby; Scott Quimby; David Quimby; Leo Singleton, IV; Laura Singleton; Brian Corder; Cassidy Corder; Shane Ross; Jason Ross and Kelli Ross. She is also survived by six great-grandchildren: Nora Windham-Waite; Luca WindhamWaite; Gavin Retzloff, Drew Corder; Blake Corder and Graham Corder. Serving as pallbearers will be Scott Quimby, David Quimby, Jason Ross, Bill Ross, Mike Corder and Leo Singleton.

Mary Emily Reily Martell Orange Mary Emily Reily Martell, 91, of Orange, passed away October 16 after a brief illness. She was born July 3, 1920, to Charles and Elizabeth Reily at Fernwood Plantation near Jackson, La. A gathering of family and friends will be held on Friday, Oct. 21 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Services will be held at the First United Methodist Church at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 22 followed by internment at Forest Lawn Cemetery in West Orange. Grandsons and great grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Mary and her late husband, Joseph Robert (Bob) Martell, moved to Orange in 1943. They opened a trailer park at 10th and Park as families were moving to Orange to work in the shipyards and building Riverside. Later, Mary was secretary and kept books for Martell Paint and Body

Works on Border Street. She was a P.T.A. member and officer when her children attended Curtis School. While a member of North Orange Baptist Church for many years, she taught a Sunday School class. Eventually she found a church home at First United Methodist where she was a member of the Fidelis Sunday School class and Joy Group and served on many committees. Mary loved gardening and was a founding member of the Leaf and Petal Garden Club. She was a national flower judge in Orange and around Southeast Texas. Interested in Japanese flower arranging, she studied Ikebana for seven years. She was an avid Bridge player and member of several clubs. The Antique Study Group was very special to her and she loved her collections and filled her home with beautiful objects. She was named Altrusa Woman of the Year; she headed the American Cancer Drive in Orange for two years and was a member of the Orange Chapter of Eastern Star; A&M Mother’s Club and Sunset Grove Country Club. Mary had a passion for sports and supported her sons’ many athletic pursuits, which no doubt stemmed from her own athletic endeavors, which included high school track and basketball, and later, tennis. Mary’s greatest legacy was in the “art of motherhood”. She is survived by her children Barbara Hayes of Tucson, Ariz.; Ron and Mary Martell of Austin; Don and Beth Martell of Asheville, N.C.; and Randy and Marilyn Martell of College Station. Also many adoring grandchildren: Becky and Scott Kirkpatrick of Tyler; Craig and Sharee McCrindle of Tucson; Ryan Martell of Deltaville, Va.; Rachael Martell and Peter Karns of Asheville, Justin Martell of Austin; and Kristin Martell of The Woodlands. Mary leaves seven great-grandchildren: Rachel Peart and spouse, Michael; Mathew Kirkpatrick, Jacob Kirkpatrick and spouse, Callie, Nathan Kirkpatrick, Alex McCrindle, Paige McCrindle and

Henry Miller Karns. Also three great-great grandchildren: Charlotte and Annabelle Peart, and Lily Kirkpatrick. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to be made to the First United Methodist Church, 502 N. 6th Street, Orange, TX 77630. The family would like to express heartfelt appreciation to her many loyal, dear friends, neighbors, and caregivers.

die all of Austin, Garett Granger, Rylie Granger both of Orangefield; and three great-grandchildren, Peyton, Ashlea and Kirby. He is also survived by his brother, Lee Roy Granger of Orangefield; sister, Ida Lou Granger Wilson of Mauriceville; and numerous nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the National Parkinson Foundation Gift Processing Center, P.O. Box 5018, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5018.


Morris P. “Sonny” Bishop Jr. Orange

Kirby Ray Granger Orangefield Kirby Ray Granger, 82, of Orangefield, died Wednesday, Oct. 12, at Oakwood Manor Nursing Home in Vidor. Funeral Services were held on Saturday, Oct. 15, at Claybar Funeral Home Chapel in Bridge City with the Pastor Gil Harris of Katy officiating and Eulogy was given by his son, Daren Granger. Cremation were under the direction of Claybar Haven of Rest Crematory near Bridge City. Following cremation, a private interment will be held at a later date. Born in Orangefield on July 27, 1929, Ray was the son of Kirby and Leila (Tarter) Granger. He served in the National Guard for 12 years and was known for being a “crack shot” and winning Sharp-Shooter in the National Guard tournaments. Ray worked for Orangefield ISD for 39 years, enjoyed fishing and being outdoors. He was a beloved husband of 60 years, loving father, grandfather, brother and friend who will be truly missed by all who knew and loved him. Ray loved his family, friends, and the community of Orangefield. Ray is survived by his wife, Laverne Granger of Orangefield; sons, Michael Ray Granger and wife, Bambi of Orangefield, Daren Kent Granger and wife, Amy of Katy; four grandchildren, Amber Klam and husband, Jason, Whitney White and husband, Ed-

Morris P. “Sonny” Bishop, Jr., 86, of Orange, died Tuesday, Oct. 11, at the Orange Villa Nursing and Rehabilitation. Graveside Service were held Saturday, Oct. 15, at Orange Forest Lawn Cemetery in West Orange with the Rev. Manuel Ramirez officiating. Born in Orange on Sept. 9, 1925, Sonny was the son of Morris Prince Bishop Sr. and Virgie (Broomes) Bishop. He served in the U.S. Army, a welder at American Bridge for 25 years and a member at First Baptist Church of West Orange. Preceded in death by his parents, and first wife, Patsy Bishop, Sonny is survived by his wife, Josephine Bishop; son, Cecil Van Bishop and wife, Leesa Bishop of Vinton, La.; grandchildren, Michelle Carter, Cristal Baker; and great-grandchildren, Rusty Carter, Austin Carter, Bailey Baker and Brianna Baker. Rusty Carter, Austin Carter, Trent Baker, B.J. Bourdier, Kevin Pinder and Shane Purvis served as pallbearers. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a memorial fund at any Capital One Bank to help the family with expenses. Arrangements were under the direction of Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.

Choosing a life insurance policy that works for you Staff Report

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Individuals still may be living up to resolutions they made in the beginning of the year. Oftentimes, plans to get fit are at the top of the list. People taking inventory of their personal health may want to take added precautions safeguarding the wellbeing of themselves and their families. A life insurance policy can be a way to do just that. Not everyone needs to purchase life insurance. There are a number of factors that come into play when deciding if a policy is right for you. A policy can be beneficial if a specific person is the breadwinner in the family, or his or her salary is heavily relied on to pay bills or college tuitions. In the event of a person’s death, a life insurance policy can provide for funeral costs and also cover mortgage payments and other expenses. Choosing a policy can be difficult, but understanding life insurance is the key to know-

ing how much coverage to get and which policy works best for you. Term Life Insurance: According to State Farm Insurance, term life insurance provides death protection for a stated time period, or term. A person pays a fixed rate for a set amount of time. Should that period expire, coverage at the previous rate is no longer guaranteed and the client must either stop coverage or obtain further coverage with different payments and/or conditions. Term life insurance is generally sought after for those on a limited budget because payments tend to be more affordable. It can serve as peace of mind during child-rearing years or up until the point when personal savings will cover any unforseen expenses at the time of death. Depending on the insurance policy, the term can be for as little as 1 year to as many as 30 years. The premium will be more for a longer term because an older person is considered

a greater risk factor than a younger one. Inidividual insurance companies may vary their renewal policies and rate increases, so purchasers will have to research the affordability and practicality of taking out a short-term or long-term policy. Unless there is a history of illness in the family, a shorter term may suffice. Permanent Life Insurance: Permanent life insurance offers a premium payment that is the same over the entire life of the loan up until a person’s death. Once a person has paid all of the premiums, a cash reserve remains and the policy is still in effect. Permanent life insurance is more expensive because an eventual payout is unavoidable. Wherein term life insurance policies often lapse without a payout, the inevitability of death makes a permanent life insurance payout a sure thing. Therefore, people pay more to acquire this type of coverage. There are different types of permanent life insurance: Whole life: The cash reserve builds up after the premiums are paid, but the person has no control how that reserve is invested. Variable life: Individuals are given the choice how to invest the cash reserve. The amount that will be available at the time of death is depends on how well the money was invested. Universal life: Individuals have more control over the policy, being able to vary the amount of the premium by using part of the accumulated earnings to cover part of the premium cost. Purchasers can also vary the amount of the death benefit. Flexibility comes with a higher price tag, however. How Much Life Insurance Is Needed?

Many factors come into play when deciding how much insurance to purchase. Debts, dependents, other income, risk for illness, and other components should be considered. A general rule of thumb is to acquire a policy that pays between 5 and 10 times one’s annual salary. Therefore a person who makes $85,000 should get a policy between $425K and $850K to be safe.

Cost of Life Insurance: Each company will have a different rate schedule and commissions paid to insurance agents. There may be hidden fees that careless consumers are unaware of. On average, a healthy 35-year-old man may pay $3,000 per year for a $300K whole life policy. A term life insurance policy for the same amount could run $300 a year.

Depending on individual factors, purchasing life insurance is largely a personal choice. Advisors can shop around for life insurance policies and help educate a consumer on the ones that will be the best fit. Individuals should seek an advisor who does not work for a specific insurance company or receive commission for his/her recommendations.


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Cooking with Katherine: Chocolate Chip Cookies with Cranberries



Katherine Aras For The Record

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“Christmas in Orangefield” will be celebrated Dec. 9-10. Festivities will take place on the grounds of the Orangefield Cormier Museum. The museum was a gift of the Paul Cormier Family to the Orangefield Independent School District and resides alongside the high school campus on FM 105. It will be a celebration of life in the Old Orange Oil field Festivities will start with an old fashion Hootenanny at 6 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 9 in the Orangefield Elementary gymnasium. The Hootenanny is being produced by Linda Granger Crawford of Dallas. On Saturday the festival will begin with the Christmas Pa-


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of the dough onto the baking sheets, two inches apart. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, until the cookies begin to brown at the edges. Let the cookies cool on the baking sheets, then transfer them to a rack to cool completely. Make ahead The cookies can be stored in an airtight container for up to four days. Katherine Aras Look Who’s Cooking Now 409-670-3144

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gift they look so special. But be warned that by the time you finish, you may want them for yourself. Happy eating! 2 cups of all-purpose flour 1 cup quick-cooking or old-fashioned rolled oats 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon kosher salt 2 ½ sticks unsalted butter (10 oz.) at room temperature 1 cup of light brown sugar ½ cup of granulated sugar 1 large egg yolk, at room temperature 1 large egg, at room temperature 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract 1 ½ cups semisweet or white chocolate chips 1 ½ cups dried cranberries 1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. 2. In a medium bowl, mix the flour with the oats, baking powder, baking soda and salt.

rade starting at 9 a.m. Following the parade there will be activities for young and old with the main attraction being the museum itself. Food and craft vendors, face painting for children, Uncle Jesse’s Farm, a cake sale, and much more will be available throughout the day on the festival grounds. A highlight of the afternoon will be a Civil War re-enactment. Art contests will be held for elementary, middle school, and high school students. The art will be on display in the museum. Southeast Texas artists are invited to display their art. Although a project to move the two remaining oil derricks to the museum grounds will not be completed before this festival, there will be a Christmas lighting Saturday evening

to culminate the event. Vendors– Deena VanPelt at 409-988-5931 or e-mail: Participation or donate to the Christmas Festival–Chad Jenkins at 409-735-2034 or email– Volunteer at Orangefield Cormier Museum–Jesse Fremont at 409-293-7340. Derrick Relocation project– Bo Henley at: Museum Reservations–Brian Ousley at 409-735-2285; or Harvey Wilson at 409-6708992 or e-mail– hawilson@ If you have not seen the Orangefield Cormier Museum, come out and see this wonderful gift that was left by Paul Cormier for the community to enjoy.





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“Nunset Boulevard” starts next week and runs Oct. 18-23 at 7:37 p.m. on the Orange Community Players’ stage. This latest musical comedy production in the “Nunsense” series features the five wacky nuns in Hollywood, living out their dream of performing in the movies. The family-appropriate musical is directed by Jeff Hattman. Pictured left to right are: Susan Tiger as “Reverand Mother,” Brook Doss as “Sister Robert Anne,” Donna Rogers as “Sister Mary Hubert,” Janet Bland as “Sister Amnesia,” and Jamia Harris as “Sister Mary Leo.” Not pictured is John Hall as “Earl Dean Sneteker.” Tickets are $15 for adults, and $8 for students. For reservations call 882-9137 or purchase online at The theater is located at 708 W. Division Ave. in Orange.

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On Saturday, Oct. 1 a few members of the Orangefield Bobcat High School Cross Country team participated in the Julie Richardson Procter 5K Ribbon Run/Walk with the Julie Rogers Gift of Life program in downtown Beaumont. Those that participated are: Emily Blanke, Thanh Tsan, Emilee Adrio, Heather Stout, Tryce Howard, Coach Benefield, Chase Caswell (Jr. High Team), Cayla Greer (Jr. High Team), Lauren Stout (Jr. High Team) and Kristen Boone. Tryce Kirby Howard (left) placed fifth and Emilee Marie Adrio (right) place ninth in the Julie Richardson Procter 5K Ribbon Run/Walk with the Julie Rogers Gift of Life program in Beaumont.

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BC Cardinals take on Mustangs


Orangefield Bobcat running back Carl Wiley trudges for yardage against the WOS Mustangs. RECORD PHOTO: Tony Gunn

Bobcats take road trip to HF The Bridge City Cardinal defense shut out an undefeated Silsbee Tiger football team winning the Dist. 21-3A bout 6-0. Above: Keith Youngblood, 58, Zach Cole, 45, Dylan Sams, 55, and Hunter Wools, 51 are on the tackle. RECORD PHOTO: Mark Dunn


What a ball game! What a defensive performance by both teams! The Bridge City Cardinals gave the Silsbee Tiger their first loss of the year, 6-0. The Cardinals improved to 6-1 overall and 2-0 in district, while the Tigers fell to 6-1 overall, and 1-1 in district play. The win set up the big game Friday night against the West Orange-Stark Mustangs at Dan R. Hook Stadium. Both team are 2-0 in district play, and will be playing for first place in the district. The Bridge City Cardinals have never defeated the West Orange-Stark Mustangs.

Against a tough Silsbee offense, the Cardinal defensive line, led by Bryson Banks, Cameron Coulter and company, put pressure on Silsbee all night, leading to six interceptions. Three interceptions were by Tanner Cervenka, two by Tyler Roberts and one by Cameron Dishon, keeping the Tigers out of the end zone. Silsbee received the open kickoff, but it resulted in a punt after a big sac by Keith Youngblood. Silsbee’s second series ended in a nice interception and run by Tyler Roberts. The Cardinals had two series in the first quarter but both ended in punts. In the second quarter Silsbee’s first drive ended in another Cardinal INT. Ashton Hunter tipped the ball in the air and Cameron Dishon hauled it in.


The Cardinals first drive of the quarter ended in a punt, and then there were back-to-back turn over on downs. The Tigers went for it on fourth and one, but were driven back by Banks, Coulter and Malachi Busby. The Cardinals took over and went for it on fourth and inches, but were stuffed by the Tigers. The Tigers tied to put together a drive but Cervenka, who picked of a Tiger pass in the end zone, spoiled it. The teams took off for the break with no one crossing either goal line. The Cardinals started the second half with a nice drive, highlighted by a big run by Matt Menard of 45 yards, and a nice catch by Slate Arnold from Menard. That

The Orangefield Bobcats (3-4, 0-2 District) will be on the road this week traveling to Hamshire-Fannett (2-5, 1-1 District) for a 7 p.m. kickoff. The Bobcats will be looking to even up their season record with a win over the longtime rival Longhorns. The Longhorns are entering the contest following a high scoring (60-6) win over the Hardin-Jefferson Hawks that have a season record of 1-6. Orangefield enters the contest following two close games. The first was a one touchdown loss against the then unbeaten Silsbee Tigers, and last week’s three point loss to West Orange-Stark. Orangefield started last weeks game with a note of confidence, after winning the coin toss Orangefield deferred receiving the ball to the second half and kicked off to the Mustangs. This was the beginning of a night of surprises by the Bobcats. Orangefield kicked an (all in the air) 15 yard onside kick that was caught on the run by the Bobcats to set up Orangefield




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Bears prepare for Homecoming

WOS Mustang Da Carlos Renfro on touchdown kickoff return. RECORD PHOTO: Tony Gunn

Mustangs to host tough Cardinals The LCM Bear defense led by Casey Burleigh takes down a Vidor Pirate ball carrier.


The LCM Bears prowled into Vidor Pirate territory Friday night and found the Pirates had a Bear trap. When the lights went out the Pirates had out-scored the Bears 36-14. On Friday the Bears will host the PGN Indians. The Indians will be hoping to upset the Bears homecoming game. Looking at the statistics for both teams, anything is possible, but games are not won on paper. Both PNG and LCM are 4-3 for the season. PNG is 2-2 in district, LCM 1-3. Under the Friday night lights, Vidor took the kickoff and showed that they were ready to play. On the third play Pirate David Smallwood bullied the Bears

and ran 45 yards for a touchdown. The point after was good and the score was 7-0, Pirates. The Bears started play on their own 34 yard line. The Bears moved the ball to the Pirate six yard line and were looking at a third and goal situation. Things turned bad, Pirate Austin Rodriguez was in the right place at the wrong time and intercepted a pass in the end zone. The quarter ended with the Pirates pretty much controlling the game. The Pirates started the second quarter on their own 30 yard line and put together a solid drive, picking up four first downs on eleven plays and scoring from the two yard line. The good PAT made the score 14-0 with 8:04 left on the clock. Late in the second quarter the Pirates


were holding tough on the Bear 34 yard line. The Bear defense held tougher and kept the Pirates away from touchdown territory. All the Pirates were able to pull out of that drive was a field goal by Brandon Clayton. His 27 yard booting of the ball made the score 17-0 with 26 seconds left in the second half. Early in the second half things looked good for the Bears. They held the Pirates on their first possession and took over the ball on the Pirate 41 yard line. On the Bears third play Brilon Douglas threw a pass into the hands of Jordan Harmon and put the Bears on the scoreboard. Trent Manuel booted the PAT and the score was 17-7. The Pirates took the ball and played BATTLIN’ BEARS PAGE 4B


Although the score was nothing close to the same as last year, the Orangefield Bobcats played the game like they always do against the Mustangs-48 minutes of hard-nosed football, and this year, they were able to score 14 like they did last year, but were able to hold the Mustangs to just 17. “Give Orangefield credit,” Head Coach Cornel Thompson said. “They have a hard offense to play and they did a good job with it. They always play us four quarters and never give up, but we were able to bow up when it got down to the nitty gritty and keep them from tying the game with that missed field goal.” After trading punts in the first quarter, the Bobcats were able to strike first when quarterback Jimmy Salter was pressured in the back field and threw an interception to OF’s Levi Shores who took it 16 yards for six. The Mustangs answered MUSTANGS PAGE 4B

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Bridge City Cardinal Tyler Roberts pushes through the Silbee Tiger defense.


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Matt Menard in action against Silsbee. RECORD PHOTO: Mark Dunn

drive would go over on downs at the twelve. After a punt from Silsbee, Bridge City put together the winning drive. The Cardinals went 54 yards on the drive that ended with a hook up from Menard to Roberts for a 12 yard TD pass. The point after was no good, bringing the score to 6-0 with 3:28 left in the third quarter. Roberts would stop the next Silsbee drive, with his second INT of the game. The Cardinals would use up the rest of the clock up in the third frame, with a drive that went into the fourth quarter, but went back to the Tigers on downs. Silsbee put together a serious threat, but Cervenka spoiled it again, with his second pick on a fourth and goal with the ball at the fifteen. The Cardinals went three and out, punting the ball

back to Silsbee. Silsbee took over on their 43 yard line and the Bridge City fans were on their feet cheering for another defensive stand. Dishon would have a big hit in the series, jarring the ball away from a Tiger receiver. Tanner Cervenka said enough of the drama, and picked off his third pass of the night, and playing it smart by going down to the ground. The Cardinals took over, getting into the victory formation and ran the clock out, for the win. Come out and support the Cardinals in this important Dist. 213A contest. The defense must bring it again. We know the band, which received a division one rating across the board, at the marching contest will bring it. The cheerleaders will bring it, and how about those STRUTTERS?



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Battlin’ Bears mad. They started play on their own 17 yard line and in nine plays took the ball across the goal line again. The high point of that drive was a 66 yard run by Montana Quirante. Another good PAT and the Pirates were ahead by a score of 24-7 with one minute on the clock. The Pirates kicked and the Bears started their possession on the 14 yard line. The second and ten was blown apart by Pirates J.B. Smith and Zayne Simmons. The pair got through the offensive line and dropped the Bear quarterback for a safety. The board now showed 26-7, Pirates still in the lead. The safety punt put the Pirates in possession on the 45 yard line. On the first play Smallwood found an open hole in the defense and made a 55 yard run to cross the goal line. Clayton’s accurate foot on the PAT brought the score to 33-7 with 11:49 on the clock.

The Bears stalled and the Pirates took the ball to field goal range. Clayton knocked a 25 yard shot over the poles and made the score 36-7. For the rest of the game the Bears played hard, but time was against them. Their last hurrah was a 12 play, 80 yard drive that ended with Kyle Herfurth crossing over from the one yard line. Manuel’s good PAT ended the game with a score of 36-14. The ending stats showed both teams with 15 first downs. LCM controlled the air with 150 yards passing compared to Vidor’s 23. Rushing was a different matter the Bears only gained 60 yards compared to Vidor’s 395.

WOS Mustangs back in the second quarter with a pick of their own as DeCarlos Renfro caught the only Orangefield completion of the night and took it 80 yards to put the Mustangs on the board. Kicker Jerquis Beasley hit the PAT and WO-S was up, 7-6. The “never give up” Bobcats played the clock game and moved the ball down the field, scoring just before the half to go up, 14-7. Utilizing the legs of running back Britton Lindsey, the Mustangs answered back right after the half with a 30-yard run up the middle to tie the game. Just minutes later, Renfro caught a crucial 29 yard pass on third down to set the Mustangs up down close to the goal. After three incomplete passes, Beasley tacked three on with a 21-yard field goal. “We have to put Orangefield behind us and look forward to Bridge City on Friday night,” Thompson said. “We have to move the ball better this

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Orangefield Bobcats with the ball on the Mustang side of the field. Neither team was able to get anything going on offense early in the game. Mid-way thru the first quarter, Orangefield’s Levi Shores intercepted a Mustang pass and was able to return it for a touchdown. With point after failing, the Bobcats held a 6-0 lead. Early in the second quarter Orangefield recovered a Mustang fumble, only to have the WO-S defense come up with a big play of their own, intercepting an Ackerman pass and returning it for a touchdown. Mustangs lead 7-6. Orangefield showed that they came to play. The Bobcats continued their ball control, steady offense. The Bobcats had a first and goal on the four and finally scored on third and

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week.” Bridge City (6-1) is coming off of a 6-0 win over Silsbee (61). The game was tied at zero until late in the third quarter when quarterback Matt Menard completed an 11-yard pass to Tyler Roberts for the score. “Bridge City is a spread team with all of their skill people back from last year,” Thompson said. “Several of those guys have been starting for three or four years.” Bridge City’s offense is averaging 357 yards per game while the WO-S Chain Gang defense is limiting opponents to 213. The WO-S offense is churning out 296 yards per game while the Cardinal defense is limiting opponents to just 208. The game is set for a 7 p.m. start time at Dan R. Hooks Stadium. Tickets for the home side can be purchased Wednesday 1-3, Thursday 9-12 and 1-3 and Friday morning 9-12. The Middle School Stallions swept Orangefield this

St. Mary Hornet volleyball victory St. Mary Catholic School Hornet’s volleyball season ended with A BIG victory over the undefeated Legacy Warriors. They had total dedication on the court, had a goal and never stopped until they got it! Pictured are back row, left to right: Mrs. Bandiero (Coach), A Team Members: Elizabeth Guillot, Kaitlyn Braquet, Morgan Lindsey, Alexis Cox, Madison Miller, Madison Taggart and Mason Pierce. Front row, left to right B Team Members: Joanna Henry, McCartney Miller, Krystal Lester, Lydia Covington, Megan Do, Shelby Smith and Grace Nichols.

past week at Orangefield while both the ninth grade and JV teams lost at home. Scoring for the ninth grade was Grant LaPointe on a two-yard run and Dee Wofford on a 16-yard pass and scoring for the JV team was Will Johnson with a 3-yard run and Maurice Morris with a 20-yard reception for six. Dwain Boullard scored the two-point conversion. Ninth grade lost to Orangefield’s JV, 18-12 while the JV lost to Jasper, 22-14. The seventh grade B team (4-0) defeated Orangefield, 36-0. Scoring for the Stallions was Ronald Carter 26 yard run, Devin Ivey 22 yard run – two-point run was good, Keondrick Barlow 23 yard fumble return for touchdown, Jaden Robinson 43 yard run – two-point run by D’Cobien Dorsey, Carter 20 yard runtwo-point run by Carter. Defensive Standouts were Skylar Roberts, Tarek Riley, Victor Willie, Brandon Jenkins. The seventh grade A team (4-0, 2-0) defeated Orangefield, 340. Scoring for the Stallions on the night was KJ Miller 51yard run, Jack Dallas 22-yard run - 2 point conversion run by Miller, Keyshawn Holman 3-yard run, Miller 81-yard run, Dominic Tezeno 12-yard run-two-point conversion run by Keion Hancock. Offensive standouts were Malick Phillips, Jalen Powdrill, and Justin Brown. Defensive standouts were Tezeno - interception, Dakota Quebodeaux, Corey Skinner, Tre Guillory. The eighth grade Stallions started off the night slow by giving up 16 unanswered points. They then settled down, and drove the ball down the field and Trey Baldwin capped off the drive with a 6 yard run. Dillon Sterling added the twopoint conversion making the score, 16-8. The defense then took over and Baldwin intercepted a pass and returned it 61-yards for a touchdown. The conversion failed and the score stood, 16-14. In the third

quarter the Stallion offense stalled and that is when Baldwin took the fake punt, on 4th and 18, 42 yards for the score! The conversion failed. The defense continued to bend and not break keeping the Bobcats out of the end zone until the fourth quarter when they tied it up, 22-22 and the Stallion D once again answered the call by denying the 2pt conversion. With 57 seconds left in the game the Stallions started their drive on their own 14 yard line. On 3rd and 1 with 13 seconds left, Trey Baldwin went the distance of 82 yards for the score with no time on the clock! The Stallions won the game, 28-22. Standouts on offense are Malacci Hodge, Tristen Scott, Baldwin, and Kobe Kolbert. Defensive standouts were JaDarris Thompson, Dillion Sterling, Ledarian Carter, TJ Rhodes, and JaVontae Johnson. (Thanks to the middle school coaches for the writeups!) The Lady Mustang volleyball team will wrap up their season at home Friday with a 4:30 start time at the Mustang gym. The four seniors, Ashleigh Kelly, Jada Semien, Quinice Austin and Athenee Jefferson will be honored before the game. Please come out and support Mustang athletics this week. The middle school football teams will play at home Thursday while the freshmen and JV teams will play in Bridge City. Varsity football and volleyball will play home. Remember to cheer on the team and leave the bad-mouthing at home. These are 15, 16, 17 and 18year olds that are representing WO-S and they need the crowd to yell for them.

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one with a Carl Wiley dive up the middle, followed by a two point conversion to go into halftime with a 14-7 lead. The Mustangs held the Bobcats on their first possession of the second half forcing the Bobcats to punt. On their next possession, the Mustangs followed up by scoring on a 30 yard run up the middle by Britton Lindsey at 8:48 of the third quarter and the point after was good, the score was tied a 14-14. The Mustang defense was able to hold off Orangefield’s offense and at 4:37 of the third quarter, the Mustangs scored with a field goal by Jerquis Beasley giving them a 17-14

lead. At 4:54 of the fourth quarter, Orangefield created one more opportunity to take the lead when Jake Best recovered a WO-S fumble at the Mustang 26. The Bobcats drove down to the WO-S 11 yard line and on fourth and six with 1:46 on the clock, attempted a 28 yard field yard that went just wide right, bringing the Bobcats drive and chance of victory to an end. WO-S ran out the clock securing their victory leading them into next week’s game against Bridge City tied with the Cardinals for the lead in the district race.

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LCM Homecoming Wishing Luck to LCM

Brilon Douglas, Darian Buchanan, Ian Patsfield, Manessah Cox, Preston Armstrong, Conner Hanks, Hayden Reed, Kourtney Derouen, Reid Fults, Jordan Parker, Kyle Herfurth and Payton Burns.

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EvEnts For thE rEcord October 19 - Wednesday Oct 19 - Wednesday 2:00 p.m. - Miller Book Bunch Book Discussion at R. C. Miller Memorial Library 1605 Dowlen Road, Beaumont, 409866-9487 4:00 p.m. - Orange County Farmers’ Market. Parking lot of Big Lots on MacArthur Drive in Orange. 409-8827010. 5:30 p.m. - FRESH START Tobacco Cessation Progra.m. at CHRISTUS – St. Elizabeth McFaddin-Ward Cancer Center, 690 N. 14th St, Beaumont, 866-683-3627 8:00 p.m. - 10 YEARS w/ special Guests Hell or Highwater, In Elements and the Hunger at Ford Park’s SRO at Ford Park’s SRO 5115 IH-10 South, Beaumont, 409-951-5440 October 20 - Thursday Oct 20 - Thursday 9:00 a.m. - International Credit Union Day at All DuPont Goodrich Federal Credit Unions, 409-923-1436 10:00 a.m. - Free and Extended Third Thursdays at Spindletop-Gladys City Boomtown 5550 University Drive, Beaumont, 409-835-0823 11:00 a.m. - CASA of Southeast Texas Day at Chili’s at Chili’s 110 IH 10 South, Beaumont, 409-832-1253 12:00 p.m. - Pink Power Network Support Group at Baptist Hospital Dauphin Center 740 Hospital Drive, Ste. 140, Beaumont, 409-833-3663 5:00 p.m. - Pink Power Network Support Group at Julie Rogers Gift of Life 2390 Dowlen Road, Beaumont, 409833-3663 6:00 p.m. - Gladys City Nights at Spindletop-Gladys City Boomtown 5550 University Drive, Beaumont, 409-835-

0823 6:00 p.m. - Photoshop Elements 8.0 at Lamar State College Orange 410 Front Avenue, Orange, 409-8823321 6:30 p.m. - Girl Scout sign up at St. Stephen’s Church Broce Hall 4090 Delaware, Beaumont, 409-926-6582 6:30 p.m. - 1940s Fashion Show at McFaddin Ward Visitors Center 1906 Calder , Beaumont, 409-832-1906 7:00 p.m. - Jefferson Starship in Concert at Nutty Jerry’s 18291 Englin Road, Winnie, 877-643-7508 7:15 p.m. - Master Hip Hop Class with Brent Smith at City Dance Center 3015 Dowlen Rd., Ste 270, Beaumont, 409832-7772 7:30 p.m. - B B & Co Featuring Britt Godwin & Bubba Moore - Classic Country at MacKenzie’s Pub 229 Dowlen Road #9B, Beaumont, 409-866-2288

Oct 21 - Friday October 21 - Friday 5:00 a.m. - National Mammography Day at SoutheastTexas, 409-833-3663 7:00 a.m. - Kountze Big Thicket Trade Days at Hwy 69 North, Kountze, 409-246-3413 9:00 a.m. - Anayat House Day of Service at Anayat House 2675 McFadden, Beaumont, 409-833-0949 11:30 a.m. - Bra-VO! Fridays at Art Museum of Southeast Texas 500 Main, Beaumont, 409-833-3663 7:00 p.m. American Legion Post 49 Pool Tournament, 108 Green Ave in Orange. 409-330-4847. 7:00 p.m. - Tracy Lawrence LIVE in Concert at Whiskey River 3871 Stagg, Beaumont, (409) 832-2999 7:30 p.m. - Tenative* Twisted

Stark Museum of Art Hosts 3-D Family Day on Oct. 22 Staff Report

For The Record

The Stark Museum of Art, in Orange, Texas, invites families to 3-D Family Day on Saturday, Oct. 22, between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Admission is free, and all ages are welcome. 3-D Family Day will highlight sculptures from the Stark collection. Children can search for clues during a scavenger hunt inside and outside the Museum to win a prize. Visitors will learn about sculpting processes such as bronze casting and stone carving at the Museum. A highlight of this Family Day will be three-dimensional art activities. Visitors can build three-dimensional structures with a variety of materials at art stations throughout Family Day. Families can listen to a story about sculpture at the reading station. ComplimenTales of Terror Performances at Port Arthur Little Theater 4701 Jimmy Johnson Blvd, Port Arthur, 409-727-7258 8:00 p.m. - Angel Siren at The Gig 240 Crockett Street, Beaumont, 409-839-1808 8:00 p.m. - 2011 FALL CLASSIC GRAND FINALE of the RACE SEASON at Golden Triangle Raceway Park 16583 Highway 90, Beaumont, 409752-7200 October 22 - Saturday Oct 22 - Friday 6:30 a.m. - Orange County Farmers’ Market. Parking lot of Big Lots on MacArthur Drive in Orange. 409-8827010. 7:00 a.m. - Kountze Big Thicket Trade Days at Hwy 69 North, Kountze, 409-246-3413 7:30 a.m. - Book Fair 5K Race and 5K Fa.m.ily Fun Run/ Walk at All Saints’ Episcopal School 4108 Delaware, Beaumont, 409-892-1755 8:00 a.m. - Farmer’s Market

tary refreshments will also be available. Amelia Wiggins, Public Programs Educator, welcomes the public, saying, “We invite families to 3-D Family Day to sculpt together and learn about art in three dimensions at the Museum. One of the fun projects we have planned is making found-object robot sculptures.” Wiggins reminds the public that the Museum welcomes all ages, but children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Families will also have the opportunity to view newly renovated galleries showcasing the permanent collection, as well as the special exhibition Visions of the West. This exhibition explores how the land, wildlife, individuals, conflicts and communities shape our concepts of the American West. Visions of the West will be on view through

at Beaumont Athletic Complex 950 Langham. at College, Beaumont 8:30 a.m. - Apostles Build Work Day at 3315 Lorilee, Beaumont 8:30 a.m. - Twogether Marriage Workshop - Port Arthur at State College Port Arthur 1520 Proctor Street, Student Ctr. 4th Floor, Rm 422, Port Arthur 9:00 a.m. - Twogether Marriage Workshop - Jasper at 21st Century Community Learning Center 1013 Helen Street, Jasper, 409-833-2668, ext. 119 or 122 9:30 a.m. - Saturday Adventure Series: Vegetable Canning 101 at Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center 2111 West Park Avenue, Orange, 409-670-9799 10:00 a.m. - Beaumont Children’s Museum: Touch a Truck Day at Bennie Hickman Agricultural Science Center 6150 North Keith Road, Beaumont, 409-651-8435

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Girl painting: Stark Museum of Art visitors will have the opportunity to create their own sculptures at 3-D Family Day on October 22.

December 31, 2011. Located at 712 Green Avenue in Orange, Texas, the Stark Museum of Art is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Admission is free for all ages. Group tours are available by appointment. For more information call 409.886.ARTS (2787) or visit

10:00 a.m. - 3-D Family Day at Stark Museum of Art 712 Green Avenue, Orange, 409886-2787 2:00 p.m. - Casas for CASA Playhouse Event Drawing at Parkdale Mall 69 and Dowlen Road, Beaumont, 409-8322272 2:30 p.m. - Women’s Self-Escape Training at Tiger Rock Martial Arts of Bridge City 1145 Texas Avenue, Ste B, Bridge City, 920-1462 6:00 p.m. - Painting with a Twist: DATE NIGHT Three Mile Bridge at Painting With A Twist 229 Dowlen Road Ste 11A, Beaumont, 409-866-0399 7:00 p.m. - Triangle AIDS Network: Hallowqween at The Art Studio 720 Franklin, Beaumont, (409) 832-8338 7:30 p.m. - Tenative* Twisted Tales of Terror Performances at Port Arthur Little Theater 4701 Jimmy Johnson Blvd, Port Arthur, 409-727-7258 8:00 p.m. - 2011 FALL CLASSIC GRAND FINALE of the RACE SEASON at Golden Triangle Raceway Park 16583 Highway 90, Beaumont, 409752-7200

Scouting Training for Adults at San Jacinto Girl Scouts, Beaumont, 832-0556 ext 100 11:00 a.m. - Julie Rogers’ Gift of Life: Make Mondays Matter at Casa Ole in Southeast Texas 1:00 p.m. - Real Women, Real Life, Real Answers (Support Group) at Hope Women’s Resource Clinic 1155 IH-10 North, Beaumont, 409-8984005 5:00 p.m. - Diabetes Lifestyle Education Classes - Beaumont at Christus Outpatient Pavilion 755 N. 11th Street, Ste P1058, Beaumont, 409-8997555 6:00 p.m. - Suicide Survivor Support Group at Christ Community Church 415 South 11th St, Beaumont, 409-833-9657 6:00 p.m. - Caregiver Support Group for Alzheimer/Dementia at Port Neches United Methodist Church 1826 Nall, Port Neches, 409 727-6718 6:30 p.m. - Caregiver Support Group for Alzheimer/Dementia at Calder Woods Retirement Community 7080 Calder Avenue, Beaumont, (409) 8611123 7:30 p.m. - Young Frankenstein at Lutcher Theater 707 W. Main, Orange, 409-8865535

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7:00 a.m. - Kountze Big Thicket Trade Days at Hwy 69 North, Kountze, 409-246-3413 9:00 a.m. - Faith in Action Sunday at First United Methodist Church at First United Methodist Church 701 Calder Avenue, Beaumont , 409-8320295 Ext 20 12:00 p.m. - Fall Ball, Week 5 at Ford Fields 5110 IH-10 South, Beaumont, 409-9515400 2:30 p.m. - Tenative* Twisted Tales of Terror Performances at Port Arthur Little Theater 4701 Jimmy Johnson Blvd, Port Arthur, 409-727-7258

October 25 - Tuesday Oct 25 - Tuesday 11:00 a.m. - Beaumont Children’s Museum Day at Chili’s at Chili’s Grill & Bar 110 IH 10 South, Beaumont, 409-8321253 5:00 p.m. - Diabetes Lifestyle Education Classes - Beaumont at Christus Outpatient Pavilion 755 N. 11th Street, Ste P1058, Beaumont, 409-8997555 7:00 p.m. - Girl Scout sign up at Our Mother of Mercy Catholic Church 390 Sarah Street, Beaumont, 409-926-6582 7:00 p.m. - Wolves of Southeast Texas at Shangri La Botanical Gardens 2111 West Park Ave, Orange, 409-6709799 7:30 p.m. - Ed Dix Jazz Quartet & Friends at MacKenzie’s Pub 229 Dowlen Road, #9B, Beaumont, 409-866-2288

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Cowboy Church to celebrate fourth anniversary Staff Report

For The Record

The Cowboy Church of Orange County will celebrate its fourth anniversary on Sunday, Oct. 23. The activities will kick off with a band concert beginning at 10 a.m. with the service to follow at 10:30. After the service, the church will provide a lunch of brisket, chicken, sausage, and hot dogs to those who attend. After lunch, the action will shift to the Cowboy Church Rodeo Arena for lots of different and fun activities. Some of these will include mutton bustin’, calf ridin’, steer ridin’, junior bulls ridin’, and calf dressing. Other activities will include a boot race and a stick horse race; a timed obstacle course; a barrel race where team members will carry a rider, holding a chicken, on a drum around the barrel pattern; a hay wall where team members carry a goat over the wall; a goat tunnel where the team members and a goat move through a tunnel; a saddle-up race where each team must blanket and saddle a horse and then have one person ride the horse around a barrel and back and then remove the saddle and blanket; a ski race where one person on each team carries a chicken; a three-legged race; and, believe it or not, even a poop throw (only at Cowboy Church!) All of these games will be fun for the participants and maybe even more fun for those folks watching! The public is invited to attend the worship service and all of the activities to follow. For its first two years, the church met in a horse barn on Lane of the Oaks, just north of Bridge City. The barn had no heat or air conditioning, so it got very cold in winter and very hot in


BRIEFS Workshop to be hosted by Solid Rock Baptist Church Solid Rock Baptist Church in Orange is having a Missionary Society Marriage and Counseling, Singles and Widowers workshop to be held at 3 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 30. Sister Kerrie Anne Nash, first lady of Solid Rock Baptist Church, Port Arthur and Co-Pastor Fannie Williams of Pleasant Grove Church in Lake Charles, La. will be their special guest messengers. Pastor of Solid Rock, Port Arthur is Richard Keaton Nash. Pleasant Grove Church paster is Alfred Williams Sr. Solid Rock Baptist Church is located at 1207 Link Ave. Pastor Curley Richard invites the public to, “Come and be blessed by the Lord.” For more information call 409-886-5387.

First United Methodist to host Wednesday Night Live classes

The community is invited to participate in First United Methodist Church’s Wednesday Night Live classes. Fall classes began Sept. 14 and run through Nov. 16. A light supper will be served at 5 p.m. with classes beginning at 6 p.m. Programs for the fall include: Prayer Shawl Ministry, “Why?” by Adam Hamilton, “Confronting Controversies” by Adam Hamilton, Beth Moore’s study of Revelation “Here and Now, There and Then,” Dr. Dobson’s “Bringing Up Girls,”and “Disciple III Bible Study.” Youth will view and discuss “Soul Surfer.” Kindergarten through fifth graders will be participating in “Way to Go “A Guided Tour Through God’s Greatest Commandment.” A nursery is provided for infants through preschoolers. FUMC is located at 502 North Sixth Street; the meal is served in the Praise Center located on the corner of Pine and Fifth streets. For more information, including the cost of materials, please call the church office, 409-886-7466.

Faith United Methodist to host ‘Faithkidz’ The United Methodist Church in Orange will host an action packed mid-week adventure for kindergarten through fifth graders each Wednesday beginning Sept. 21 and run through Dec. 14. Faithkidz will begin at 5:15 p.m. and last until 6:16 pm. Children will experience new adventures, new friends, and receive large doses of encouragement in a Christian setting! Each evening begins with upbeat music, video, exciting games, crafts, puppets, singing,  Bible stories, and snacks. This is free to the public, but those interested must register. For more information contact Martha Hoefner 409-346-4017, O’Clair Vaughn 409-201-4208 or 409-769-0230 Find out more on our  website

Cowboy Church to celebrate fourth anniversary The Cowboy Church of Orange county will celebrate their fourth anniversary on Sunday Oct. 23. Services will begin at 10:30 a.m. The Cowboy Cross band will be performing as well as a variety of events will be scheduled in the arena. The newly purchased replica of an 1800s style chuck wagon will be on display. After the service they will be serving a traditional dinner on the ground. Everybody is welcome and all events are free to the pub-

summer. Still the people came faithfully. By the end of those first two years, the church was running close to 200 people in average attendance. Then the church moved into its present facilities on twentyfive acres at 673 FM 1078 in Orange where they have seen their attendance more than double. The church intentionally focuses on people of the western heritage or cowboy culture, yet everyone is welcomed to attend its laid back, come-as-you-are services. The church meets in worship each Sunday at 10:30 AM with coffee, juice, and donuts available at 10 a.m. Services include music led by their own country western band, the Cowboy Cross Band, personal testimonies, and simple, easyto-understand preaching. There are no offering plates past at the church. Those who want to contribute financially may place their offerings in designated boots, barrels, or milk cans. At the close of each service, during the invitation time, folks may make their spiritual decisions where they’re seated without going to the front. The pastor and the lay pastors are available to talk with them privately after the service. Folks who want to be baptized may either do so in the horse trough inside or in the pond outside. A children’s church for birth through fifth grade takes place at the same time as the worship service. The adults have their small group meetings, called Round Pens, on Monday evenings, and the youth have their meetings on Wednesday evenings in their own brand new building. Pastor Dale Lee explains that God has done many great things through this church and that they are excited to see what He will do in the years ahead. For more information, the pastor may be contacted at 409-718-0269. lic. The church is located at 673 FM 1078 in Orange. For more information, please contact Pastor Dale Lee at 409-718-0269, or Pam Scales Crew at 409-313-7779.

Cowboy Church to host Buckle Series Playdays The community is invited to join the Cowboy Church of Orange County for their last Buckle Series Playdays of 2011, the last playday is Oct. 29. Events include barrels, poles, flag race, baton race and speed race. Buckles will be awarded for overall high point for each age group. Special classes are lead line, mutton bustin’ and stick horse race with special awards also given at end of series. Western attire required; hat, sleeved shirt, jeans and boots. Current negative coggins and signed release form required. Everyone is welcome. For more information contact Debbie Vance at 409-745-0656.

First Baptist Church in Orange to host Upward Basketball Upward Basketball registration has begun at First Baptist Church in Orange. The basketball program for children is open for boys and girls in kindergarten through sixth grade. Cost per child is $68 if registered by Oct. 27. Late registration is open until Nov. 10 and will cost $78 per child. Upward Basketball not only focuses on teaching basketball skills but also good team building relationships and bibilical values. Parents may register their children by printing a registration form from the church’s website, and mailing it to the church at FBC-O,  P.O. Box 1453, Orange, TX 77631 or by coming to the church and registering at the office. The church is located at 602 W. Green Avenue in downtown Orange.  Basketball evaluations will take place beginning Nov. 7. Practices begin the week of Jan. 2. The first game will be Jan, 14. For more information, please contact Jason Fuller at First Baptist Church, 886-7461 or email

Wesley United Methodist to host Fall Festival Oct. 30 On Sunday, Oct. 30, Wesley United Methodist Church, located at 401 North 37th Street in Orange, will host a Fall Festival from 2 to 4 p.m. The community is invited to attend this trunkr-treat. Games, hayrides, food, candy a moonwalk and more will be available to all.



PASTOR LEO ANDERSON Each Sunday Morning @ 7:30 a.m. On A.M. 1600 KOGT

24 Hour Prayer Line 779-4703 or 779-4702 CALL (409) 745-3973


For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning. Psalms 19:7


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Church Directory

First Baptist Church Orangefield

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:

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

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

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

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

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!”

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: Men’s group: 7 p.m. Mondays, Ladies’ group: 6:30 p.m. Thursdays Come as you are! Boots & hats welcome!

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

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

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

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

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

Harvest Chapel 1305 Irving Street, Orange 409-882-0862 Ruth Logan Burch, Pastor Sun. Morning 10 & 11 a.m. Evening Service 6 p.m. Wednesday Service 5 p.m.

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!


Call 886-7183 for more information!!!

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Your ads published in both newspapers, the County Record and the Penny Record plus on our web site GENERAL LINE ADS DRIVERS WANTED WE JUST RAISED DRIVER PAY! Plus $500 Signon bonus! On regional out & back runs. Out of our Beaumont, TX location. Highway Transport Chemical. At Highway Transport, not only will you enjoy the recent pay increase, but also great benefits, piad orientation, assigned truck & prepass. Must have: 18months current exp. or 24 mo. in the last 4 years driving tractor trailer, will train for tanker. CDL-A with tnaker, hazmat and TWIC required. “Safety focused quality driven, our CSA rating reflects our committment.” EOE/M/F/V/D Call: 800-818-0996 ext 206 www. EMPLOYMENT WANTED SEMI-RETIRED sheet rocker and painter. Willing to work for small truck or van. 3654045. EMPLOYMENT FULL AND PART TIME DAY POSITIONS available at Reliable Cleaners. Must be mature, dependable and energetic. Must be willing to submit to drug screen and background check. Apply in person at 1311 Green Ave, Orange. No phone calls please. GROWING CORRECTIONAL Foodservice Company seeking Cook Supervisor for our Orange County location. Competitive pay, Health Ins., PTO, and 401K. Must be able to pass a background check. If interested, please contact Pat Templin 214-7290765 fax resume to 214-8218310, or by email: 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. APPLIANCES


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USED APPLIANCES, starting at $99.95 & up, Harry’s Appliances, 302 10th. St. (10th. & main), Orange, We buy used appliances, 8864111. FURNITURE KING SIZE BEDROOM Suite for sale: includes ‘Select Comfort’ air mattress, 12-drawer pedestal, 9-drawer dresser w/mirror, 5-drawer chest of drawers and 2-drawer night stand. Dark pine. Asking $500 OBO. See after 5 p.m. 409-886-3233. ANTIQUE WALNUT BED with carved headboard, 3/4 size, custom mattress and bed springs like new - $400. Old white wicker couch $125. Call 409-882-9559. LOST & FOUND PLEASE RETURN! sofa taken from our property at 235 bland, BC, It was not out there for give away. (409) 735-6644. LOST DOG CHOC. LAB/PIT, lost on Morning Glory, BC, around 8/31, (409) 299-1326. $500 REWARD! For information resulting in arrest and conviction of person(s) who stole blue “Old Town” canoe from my porch on Cow Bayou and, or, $50 for return of canoe, (409) 332-9383. MISCELLANEOUS MISC. SALE. Furniture, glassware, picture frames, pots, ceramic molds, clothes, Much More (some free items), (409) 886-7878. BEURWOOD GUITAR, $90; Mark II Guitar, $45; small first act dicovery, $15, (409) 8838372. 2 SETS OF FORD RUNNING boards, 2 sofa beds, water cooler, (409) 886-0446. 2 50 GALLON PLASTIC DEER barrels, ready to use; tri-pod winch, $60, (409) 8864105. IBOWFLEX $25; HAIRDRYER CHAIR, $50; Recumbent excercise bike, $50, (409) 745-3490.



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is hereby given that ISAAK P. WIEBE, Owner of a business operating under the assumed name of MUDDY WATER MARINA, has supplied to the County Judge of Orange County, Texas for a Beer Retailer's On Premise License Beer Retailers Off Premise License Wine and Beer Retailer's Permit Wine and Beer Retailer's Off Premise Permit At 2100 DUPONT DRIVE, ORANGE, TX 77631

PUBLIC NOTICES: 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) in Groves. For more information call 9620480. AT.





METHODIST you can experience the warmth of friendly people, beautiful music, and inspiring sermons. Join us at 1155 W. Roundbunch Rd., BC each Sunday at 8:15 AM or 10:45 AM for worship experience at 9:30 AM for Sunday School. You’ll be glad you came, and so will we!

scribed by law.

P. ALAN SANDERS State Bar No. 17602100 707 Front Avenue P.O. Box 519 Orange, Texas 77631-0519 (409) 883-7495 Telephone 1-866-868-9677 Telecopier E-Mail: asanders@


of Barrett Daffin Frapper Turner & Engel, LLP, 15000 Surveyor Blvd., Addison, Texas 75001, 972-386-5040, brought suit against Defendants Marty Herring aka Martin Douglas Herring, Dana McKnight, Tuan Herring, the Unknown Heirs of Hue T. Herring, and the Unknown Heirs of Jesse M. Herring, to enforce the Loan Agreement on the property located at 3575 Ponderosa, Vidor, TX 77662 and legally described as:

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Thanks, Nicole


DATED this the 11th day of October, 2011


Alan Sanders

P. ALAN SANDERS State Bar No. 17602100 707 Front Avenue P.O. Box 519 Orange, Texas 77631-0519 (409) 883-7495 Telephone 1-866-868-9677 Telecopier E-Mail: asanders@



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on JULY 29, 2011 in this cause, numbered A-110298-C on the docket of said court, and styled,

Thanks, Respectfully submitted, SANDERS & SANDERS, L.L.P Nicole

Alan Sanders

KAREN JO VANCE, County Clerk Orange County, Texas

Defendant, NOTICE: YOU HAVE BEEN SUED. You may employ an attorney. If you or your attorney do not file a written answer with the clerk who issued this citation by 10:00 A.M. on the Monday next following the expiration of forty-two days from the date of issuance of this citation and petition, a default judgment may be taken against you. Said ANSWER may be filed at the District Clerk's Office at the Orange County Courthouse, 801 W. Division Ave. or by mailing it to 801 W. Division Ave., Orange, Texas 77630

09/28/2011 09/28/2011 BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP Plaintiff V.S. FAX ******PLEASE ******PLEASE ANY FAX ANY MARTY HERRING AKA MARTIN DOUGLAS HERRING, ET AL Defendant CORRECTIONS BYCORRECTIONS BY The nature of plaintiff's demand is fully shown below: 5 P.M. MONDAY 5 P.M. MONDAY Plaintiff Bank of America, N.A., successor by merger to BAC Home Loans Servicing to 735-7346 toassigns 735-7346 LP, its successors and by and through its attorney of record, Anthony Waddell

Notice is hereby given that original Letters Testamentary for the Estate of BETTY MARIE GUILLORY, Deceased, were issued on September 29, 2011 in Cause No. P15956 pending in the County Court at Law of Orange County, Texas, to: JOHN CALVIN GUILLORY. The residence of such Executor is Orange County, Texas. The Post Office address is:

To be published in CALVIN GUILLORY The RecordJOHN Newspapers MINNIE CAROLYN MCDONALD 2809 23rd Street 09/28/2011 1015 West Bluff Road Orange, Texas 77630 Orange, Texas 77632 All persons ******PLEASE FAX having ANYclaims All persons having claims against this Estate which is against this EstateCORRECTIONS which is currently being BYadminiscurrently being administered are required to prestered are required to5present them within the time P.M. MONDAY ent them within the time and in the manner preto 735-7346 and in the manner prescribed by law. Respectfully submitted, SANDERS & SANDERS, L.L.P


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Notice is hereby given that original Letters Independent Administration for the Estate of JAMES WYNDELL MCDONALD, Deceased, were issued on October 12, 2011 in Cause No. P15972 pending in the County Court at Law of Orange County, Texas, to: MINNIE CAROLYN MCDONALD. The residence of such Executrix is Orange County, Texas. The Post Office address is:

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NICE BRICK 2/2, 2 car carport, has ceiling fans, carpet and ceramic tile, CA/H, Lg. closets, W/D connections, kitchen has refrig / stove and dishwasher, $900 monthly + $500 dep., (409) 735-2030. (M&R)

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MOBILE HOMES FOR SALES 2 BEDROOM IN BC, in Shady Estates, all appliances Refrig / microwave/ stove, ceramic tile, full bath, roomy and cute inside, #107 Hazel st., BC, $4,500, will finance with $1,000 down (409) 474-1518 or 474-2260.

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• The Record • Week of Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Never a bad time for a cork CAPT. DICKIE COLBURN FOR THE RECORD

While in the process of recording last week’s segment of “Let’s Go Fishing” on KOGT, Gary Stelly asked, “When do you decide during a trip that it is time to switch over to fishing under a cork?” Virtually all year long, at least one person in my boat is always fishing a tail under a Mauler type Cork. That decision was made for me in 1981 when Will Bullock handed me a box of Mansfield Maulers up on Toledo Bend. He and Capt. Bob Fuston of Red Bandana Charters were working together and Bob had just come up with the cigar shaped cork rigged on a piece of wire to help his clients more effectively fish pot holes in the grass on the lower coast. I was guiding more on T-Bend than here at the time and those fifty or so corks never left the box for the better part of a year. When I finally got around to trying them on Sabine Lake I quickly realized the value of Will’s gift.There was no grass on Sabine to negotiate with the Mauler rig, but it attracted fish like no other cork I had ever fished. Thirty years later, improved versions of the Mauler are a staple in most fishing arsenals and for good reason. They will catch trout and redfish when all else fails. For the first several years I fished with the cork, I fished it only with a chartreuse or clear-flake beetle tied on a two foot leader. Today, I seldom if ever fish the original cigar shaped cork. The more buoyant oval or cup shaped corks float a heavier jig and cast much easier. The key to making the cork more versatile is to not allow its lack of weight to dictate what bait you can fish under it. I never fish a jig head heavier than a quarter ounce and there are many days when I rig the tail on just a 4/0 Kahle hook for a slower fall. The more expensive versions of the Mauler type cork are worth the money as they include a little more weight on the bottom of the wire running through the cork. The more flexible titanium wire also adds to the cost, but it will save you a lot of money over the long haul as the cheaper wire is stiff and crimps too easily. I initially found that I had so many fish hitting the cork rather than the lure that I decided to add a split ring and treble hook to the cork itself and even went so far as to paint dots and stripes on a few of them. That proved to be both a bad and expensive idea. The trout would quickly tear the cork up with their teeth and the

redfish would demolish the entire rig every time they took a swipe at the cork! To this day I continue to experiment with the Mauler rig and there seems to be no end to its versatility. I have shortened the wire, added beads, thrown away beads, added weight, and fished with leaders from one to six feet in length just to name a few of the more obvious changes. While I most often fish a tail under the cork, I am now convinced that any lure that will sink will work for certain applications. Three years ago, on a cold miserable day, I even rigged a Corky under one of these corks for a client that would have rather been raking leaves than standing in waist deep water in Calcasieu lake. He was bored and was making very few casts anyway, so we just gave it a try rather than return to the boat and drink coffee while his buddies continued to fish. You have to know that fishing a Corky properly requires some practice and a lot of patience as you are generally trying to dupe just one oversized trout that thinks the bait is a struggling mullet. I only mention that because Dale’s Corky was hanging vertically under the cork and only moved when he occasionally remembered his bait was in the water and popped the cork. By the time I netted his sixth fish, a seven pound personal best, everyone in the group was wading back to the boat hoping to find another cork. We generally fish a plastic tail under the rig, but also do well this time of the year fishing a Crazy Croaker under the cork and it is really just a mini-version of the larger Corky. Whether we are fishing it or not at the time, there is always at least one spinning rod rigged up with a Mauler type cork in my boat year round. I prefer to fish them with a seven foot medium action spinning rod and 20-pound test braided line. The no-stretch factor is very beneficial when setting the hook on a long cast as the cork already produces a lot of resistance. It has been my experience when fishing the rig on a casting rod that backlashes are much too frequent at the end of a long cast. They can also be tough to cast in a stiff wind and that seems to be the norm on the open lake rather than the exception. In hind sight, I guess my answer to Gary’s question should have been, “My toughest decision is when to switch from the cork to another technique rather than the other way around!”

Flat fish on the fly CAPT. CHUCK UZZLE

For The Record

Fall on Sabine Lake means many things to anglers, visions of giant trout crushing top water plugs and tailing redfish in the marsh. As grand as these visions are they don’t even come close to the fever pitch caused by the annual fall flounder run. Sabine Lake has long been known as a great fishery and the backbone of that status was built on catching flounder. Anybody who reads outdoor publications knows this time of the year is one many of the writers and anglers who frequent Sabine Lake look forward to with great anticipation. This fall should be just as good. Many anglers are well aware of different methods of catching flounder on both live bait and artificial lures. Everything from live mullet and shrimp to ultra-light jigs fished on spinning gear, they all work and they all catch fish. One method that is steadily gaining popularity in the flounder fishing world is using fly fishing gear. Most folks don’t realize how effective using fly gear can be when targeting flounder, there are some times this method can be a real fish producer. Fly casters have a distinct advantage when it comes to combing shorelines or probing marsh drains because they can follow up casts much quicker than a conventional angler. A perfect example would be two anglers drifting down a shoreline, one is using a spinning rod and the other is using a fly rod. The angler throwing the spinning gear can make accurate casts and will catch their share of fish. The problem with the spinning gear is that once the bait is out of the strike zone it takes valuable time to retrieve the lure and make another cast. During the time it takes to retrieve and re-

cast the boat has now drifted a considerable distance. Now the fly caster on he other hand can flat out pick apart some shoreline. By being able to pick up almost all the line that has been cast out a fly fisherman can keep their bait in the strike zone much longer than a conventional angler therefore they cover more water in a shorter period of time. Unlike pursuing other fish like redfish and speckled trout a fly fisherman doesn’t have be able to cast a mile and put the fly on a button. Casting to flounder is more like casting to areas, little indentions in the bank or some sort of shoreline cover. The soft subtle presentation the fly offers is also a bonus when targeting flounder. Standard shrimp or crab patterns work well, especially those with dumbbell eyes that have some weight to them. My favorite fly is called the Dr. Miller flexi jig and is sold exclusively at Orvis fly shops. This little fly resembles the small jigs we throw on conventional tackle because it has a pair of synthetic rubber legs that look like a soft plastic. The #2 and #4 are the most useful sizes and they come in pink, white, and chartreuse. “We sell a ton of these flies to our customers who target flounder” says Marcos Enriquez of the Orvis Company store in Houston. “Most anglers like how the fly is heavy enough to touch the bottom while not being too difficult to cast” adds Enriquez, “The hooks these flies are tied on are also plenty tough enough to penetrate the hard mouth of a flounder.” Armed with the right attitude and a willingness to learn an angler can certainly up their odds of catching more flounder at certain times of the year with fly gear. The added weapon to your fishing arsenal makes you a better angler and gives you alternate choices for chasing your favorite fish, even if that fish is a flounder.

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