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President Obama wins Veterans Day: a day to honor and celebrate Debby Schamber For The Record
Veteran’s Day was set aside in 1954 as a day to honor and celebrate the service of all veterans. Locally, we have two amazing veterans who after their years of service in the military have continued to serve by helping their fellow veterans and community. Marv and Arlene Howland, who have been married almost 22 years, never consider themselves as “I” or “Me” but as a “We.” They work together as a team in a ministry devoted to veterans and their families. Their mission has always been to assure that the men and women of our nation’s military received the honor and respect due to them. Together they have coordinated available resources to provide needed items such as hospital beds, wheelchairs, clothing, food and more. During the time when Marv was employed, he used his own money and from sources connected with his work to augment the charitable efforts of the veterans groups where he was a chaplain. Marv is a combat veteran of the war in Korea and earned four battle stars. He also served in the New York Reserves and New York Guard as a Non-Commissioned Officer. He was honorably discharged from the Texas Guard as a Captain (Chaplain). Near the end of the war in Korea, Marv and some of his “buddies” scrounged up pieces of plywood to make an altar and lectern to allow their Regimental Chaplain to have a more “church like” setting in the open fields of the war zone. Most of their services, when they VETERANS DAY CON PAGE
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President Barack Obama waves as he walks on stage with first lady Michelle Obama and daughters Malia and Sasha at his election night party Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012, in Chicago. Obama defeated Republican challenger former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Debby Schamber For The Record Across the nation, people were on the edge of their seats as election results came in and the numbers for each candidate increased along with the gap between them. Nationally, the race went back and forth and as of press time, Barack Obama (D) was declared the winner with 303 votes in the electoral college while Mitt Romney (R) received 206 electoral votes. In Orange County, there were 30827 votes cast. Those voting straight tickets totaled 16,801 with 12,198 for Republicans and 4,438 votes for Democrat candidates. There
were 136 people who voted for the Libertarian party while there were 29 votes for the Green party. In the presidential race in Orange County, Mitt Romney (R) won the race with 23,361 votes compared to Barack Obama’s (D) 6,797 votes. In addition, Gary Johnson received 280 votes and Jill Stein received 64 votes. There were 136 votes for a write-in candidate. In other races, for the position of United States Senator, Ted Cruz(R) won the election with 21,866 votes in Orange County and 4,098,107 in the state . His opponent Paul Sadler(D) had 7,562 votes in Orange County and 2,831,967
state votes. John Jay Meyers (L) had 520 votes in Orange County and 138, 247 statewide votes while David Collins (G) had 175 votes in Orange County and 58,614 votes for the entire state. For the election of U.S. Representative, Steve Stockman (R) won with 21,564 votes in Orange County and 160,161 statewide, 7,364 votes in Orange County for Max Martin (D) and 57,681 votes in the state and Michael Cole (L) received 1.006 votes and 6.007 statewide. Christi Craddick (R) won the job as Railroad Commissioner in Orange County and received 3,905,855 total votes. Barry Smitherson (R) also
won the position as Railroad Commissioner in Orange County and a total of 4,160,757 votes. Dan Willet (R) won the vote in Orange County by a large margin for the position of Supreme Court Justice Place 2 and 4,376,607 votes. In the Place 4 Supreme Court Justice position, John Devine (R) won in Orange County and across the state. Supreme Court Justice Place 4 was won by Nathan Hecht (R) in Orange County and across the state. Sharon Keller (R) overwhelmingly won the job as Presiding Judge Court of Criminal Appeals. Barbara Parker Harvey (R) won the vote for Place 7 Judge Court of
Appeals. Eksa Alcala (R) won in Place 8 Court of Appeals. In the race for the State Board of Education, David Bradley (R) defeated his opponent. Robert Nichols (R) was elected to be the State Senator in District 3. In results from Orange County, indications from early on showed a clear winner in the local races. Mandy White-Rogers(R) won by a wide margin. She received 21,610 votes while her opponent, Mike Abbott (D), had 8,454 votes. “I’m thankful for all the support everyone has shown me. OBAMA CONT. ON PAGE 2A
Banquet kicks off Bayou LSC-O Nursing Department Anxiously Awaiting New Building Construction Bowl festivities Debby Schamber For The Record
Monday night kicked off a week long buildup to the Bayou Bowl match up between and Bridge City and Orangefield under the lights of the football field on Friday. More than 100 people arrived to support the teams during the fourth annual scholarship banquet. Master of Ceremonies, Jerry McGinnis, welcomed the guests to the event. “This has been a dream of mine,” McGinnis said. “ Just because we live five miles apart doesn’t mean we have to hate each other.” He went on to say, the group just all “needed to be friends.” “Our two communities are number one, even though we are fighting for number
three,” he said. “I hope the best team wins.” McGinnis was referring to the third playoff spot. Whichever team should win Friday night will clench the third playoff spot while for the other team their season will end. A long list of supporters was read during the event. “I want to thank Mark Dunn and the Penny Record,” McGinnis said. “They never fail to support us.” A friendly rivalry surrounds the Bayou Bowl which began in 2000 when UIL district realignment assigned Bridge City from a Class 4-A to a Class 3-A. As a result, the change pitted the Cardinals against the neighboring Bobcats. The Penny Record newspaper coined the game name to BAYOU BOWL PAGE
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LSC-O Nursing Department Anxiously Awaiting New Building Construction Nursing students contribute to nearly half of the enrollment on the Lamar State College-Orange campus, so when a property was acquired to help house an area of study, it was quickly decided that nursing students would benefit the most. New labs, lecture halls, computer rooms and more much-needed space await the more than 1,000 nursing students on campus. The concept of the new LSC-O CONT. ON PAGE 2A
Lamar State College-Orange held the groundbreaking ceremony for the new Allied Health Nursing Building on Nov. 1. Construction on the new building is to begin immediately and will provide new, up-to-date labs, equipment and space for the college’s nursing department, as well as new classrooms for general use. Pictures L-R are: Regent David Montagne; Representative Allan Ritter; Dana Rogers, LSC-O Director of Finance; Corky Harmon, Chairman of the LSC-O Foundation; Dr. Michael Shahan, President of LSC-O; Marsh Ragland, Skanska; Ian Powell, PBK Architects; Jerry Vandervoort, SpawGlass; Gina Simar, LSC-O Director of Allied Health.
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building to accommodate career training was part of LSC-O’s 2008 Campus Master Plan. The LSC-O Foundation acquired the former Orange Leader building next to the campus in 2010, and the college subsequently purchased the site from the Foundation so that it may be renovated and used for classroom space. However, in 2011, the campus hired a consulting firm to examine the feasibility of renovating the building and found it would not be cost effective to “save” it, so plans were made to construct a new building. “When the Campus Master Plan was put together we did not designate a specific area of study for the building,” said Dr. Michael Shahan, President of LSC-O. “As we looked at
our enrollment growth over the past four years, it became evident that the demand for nursing instruction exceeded the capacity of our existing facilities.” Currently, nursing students are housed in the Allied Health Building on campus, along with the EMS program and pharmacy technology. Without enough room, many of the nursing classes have had to be scheduled in the Wilson building across campus this semester. “Recently a student said to me they were so looking forward to coming to class in the Allied Health Building, but was disappointed that their class was in the Wilson building because they wouldn’t be able to be a part of the ‘nurs-
ing atmosphere’,” said Gina Simar, Director of Allied Health. “I think the new building will give students that sense of pride and accomplishment that they have arrived to nursing and their hard work is paying off.” Simar says the main thing the new building will provide is room for the nursing students to learn, but all of the new accommodations don’t exactly hurt either. The new building will be equipped with a simulation lab to include two adult rooms, a birthing room, pediatric room and a home setting environment. New equipment will be included to enhance student learning and there will be two five-bed skills labs that will also be for the training of nursing students. In addition, there will be an 80-seat lecture hall, a 60-seat computer room, two 50-seat rooms and a 60-seat classroom. “I think the new building is going to motivate students and will be OBAMA FROM PAGE
I’m blessed. I give all glory to God. He’s been with me all along. I have so many friends and family members and a long list of people I need to thank. I’m going to be writing thank you letters for a long time,” said White-Rogers. “I had just a tremendous amount of help and support.” “My first goal is to go to judge school on Dec. 3,” she
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a beautiful, up-to-date facility of which we are going to be very proud to be a part of,” said Simar. “The 80-seat lecture hall will allow for all of LSC-O to perhaps sponsor presentations, hold specialized meetings and invite speakers.” Construction is scheduled to commence on the new building in November and it is hoped that classes can be held in there by fall 2013. The nursing program directors and administrative assistant will be housed in the new building, while most faculty offices will remain in the Allied Health Building. Moving the nursing classes to the new building will allow some of the classrooms in the Allied Health Building to be used for general instruction, as well as continue to comfortably house the EMS and pharmacy technology programs. According to Shahan, the cost of the new construction will be paid from two sources.
“The campus receives an annual allocation of money from the state’s Higher Education Assistance Fund,” he said. “For several years, LSCO has saved a portion of this money and these savings will pay for almost half of the construction. The remainder will be paid from funds generated through revenue bonds issued by the Texas State University System.”There are approximately 160 vocational nursing students, 80 registered nursing students, and roughly 300 basic nursing students each year at LSC-O. However, with the more than 500 pre-vocational students that have to be advised through the nursing department, things have grown a little crowded. Suzanne Baker, vocational nursing program director, says she has worked at LSC-O for nine years and the program enrollment has doubled in that time. “We are now using Simulation to help train our stu-
dents,” she said. “My favorite feature of the floor plan of the new building is the Simulation Lab. It’s going to enhance our programs by offering many new and different learning opportunities for our students.” In addition to the Sim Man 3G simulation mannequin, they will have a simulator capable of birthing a baby, a newborn simulator and a Sim Junior for pediatric training. Simar says the plans for the new building, as well as the grounds surrounding it, are very inviting and conducive to learning. “When I first started in Allied Health, the vocational nursing program entered 40 students twice a year and the registered nursing program entered 40 students once a year,” she said. “These programs have grown considerably and it is time for LSC-O to grow and expand as well, in order to accommodate our students.”
said. White-Rogers ran for an unexpired term. She can take office as soon as the votes are counted and she is sworn in. “I don’t know when that is going to all take place, but if it’s all done by the 16th of November, I want to take office then.” White-Rogers said she still has a few cases to conclude. In fact, White-Rogers said she has a protective order hearing Wednesday in front of Judge Pat Clark in the very court room she will be taking over. “I’m going to check out my new courtroom,” she said with a smile. “I’ll look at it in a whole new light!” In the race for Precinct 1 County Commissioner, David Dubose (R) defeated James Stringer (D) with 4,214 votes to 3.287. “There are some unfinished projects I’ll get to finish. There is more work to do,”David Dubose said. He said there is more work to do on the budget. He wanted to thank James Stringer for running a clean campaign. “It wasn’t negative, he ran his race and I ran mine.” John Banken (R) defeated
John Dubose (D) for County Commissioner Precinct 3 with 4,389 votes to 3,505. “I want to thank God first, and then I want to thank the people that helped me, my family and everyone that worked hard,” said Banken. “I know there were a lot of people that worked hard for me.” He said, “The first goal I have is to get my feet on the ground and look at the budget. We’ve got to get our budget under control and we’ve got to get our spending under control, because we can absolutely not raise taxes anymore.” This was Banken’s third run for commissioner. Chris Humble (R) will retain his job of Constable Precinct 1 with 4.540 votes while Sarah Jefferson-Simon (D) received 2,974 votes. Voters chose David Cagle (R) for Constable of Precinct 2 with 4,992 votes while his opponent Lynn Arceneaux (D) fell short with 2,786 votes. “I’m really excited about the win. I really appreciate all the support I got from my family and friends. I’m ready to go to
work. I guess I’ll have to wait till January, but it couldn’t come a day too soon.” Cagle said he will just see how things work when he first gets in office. “You don’t need to reinvent the wheel, hopefully I can improve on how things are done.” Other candidates who won their races and had no opponent were: •Troy Johnson - Judge County Court of Law No. 2 •John Kimbrough - County Attorney •Keith Merritt - Sheriff •Lynda Gunstream - County Tax Assessor Collector •Courtney Burch-Arkeen District Judge 128th District Court •Dennis Powell - District Judge 163rd District Court •Hollis Horton - 9th Court of Appeals District 4 •David Gaultney - 9th Court of Appeals District 3 •Allen Ritter - State Representative District 21. •Mark Philpott - Constable Pct.3 •Weldon Peveto - Constable Pct. 4
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OC Commissioners discuss fate of county property, reject bids
Penny LeLeux For The Record
Commissioners discussed the possibility of selling or leasing the property at the location of the old Precinct 3 Justice of the Peace office located on Farm Road 1442. Clark Slacum, county engineer also posed possibly using the building for auxiliary Road and Bridge offices. Road and Bridge will be relocated when they Orange County Convention and Expo Center opens, scheduled for December. Precinct 3 Commissioner John Dubose said a gentleman that owns a nearby car wash wants to use the building for storage. The building has been cleaned out, but has not been remediated or had any mold testing, because they did not know if the building was going to be reused. Commissioners asked Doug Manning, county attorney to research setting up a lease or sale of the property. Commissioners tabled any action until Manning completes his research and a public workshop is scheduled on the matter. Commissioners rejected bids on two pieces of property. The first piece was on Bridgeview in Bridge City, Account # 001501-000140, Suit/Case# A050157-T. “I think the property is worth more than that,” said John Dubose. “It’s a lot and a half for $3,000.” Dubose said the appraisal for the property is $15,000. The second property is on Mockingbird, Account# 012285-001200, Suit/Case# A110056-T. The bid on it was only 31 percent of the appraised value. Commissioner Precinct 1 David Dubose moved to reject that bid also. Gene Smith was appointed to the Airport Advisory Committee. Commissioners approved the following projects that would fall under the 2012 Routine Airport Maintenance Program (RAMP) Grant for the Orange County Airport: quarterly AWOS (automated weather observing system) maintenance-just under $4,000 a year; AWOS Nadin Fee-$800; Fuel Farm Tank inspection, all hoses inspected and changed and calibrations of the pumps and nozzles. $10-10,500. Jeff Kelley, Emergency Management coordinator said the fuel pump hoses need to be certified. “AWOS is an awful important thing to have at our airport. It’s all the weather and information coming in for any pilot trying to land here. So If we’re going to continue to grow our airport, I feel we need to have that,” said David Dubose. The monthly airport report showed an average of 15 flights a day. “It’s getting busier and busier,” said Kelley. On the Emergency Management side, Kelley said, “There are changes going on in FEMA that is going to affect policy. Everything we have gone through, everything that we’ve worked on for two years straight is about to be flushed.” He said they will have to start over in some areas. A proposal was accepted from Southwestern Bell for a five year agreement for services of data, voice and Internet connectivity service for Orange County. Next week commissioners’ court will be held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 13. Monday is the Veteran’s Day holiday and the court house will be closed.
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could hold them, were under or around a tree or bushes which would offer them protection from the elements of war. Arlene served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam era and then later in the Navy Reserves in Orange. She also served in the Texas Guard. Arlene was the first female commander for Post 280 in Bridge City in 1997 and retained the position for five years. On November 30 Arlene will be honored by the Military Women Committed to Service with a plaque for her dedication and service. But, no mater what the battle is, whether it be in times of war, Marv and Arlene Howland devote their lives to the service of others. illness or trying times, it is courage which lifts and propels a person forward to reach new heights. “Courage is when you know what is front of you and it causes you to have fear but you move forward towards it anyway,” Marv said. In 1987, Marv founded what is known as the Southeast Texas Veterans Service Group which is a group of volunteer veterans who consider themselves a ministry and provide military funeral honors. After 20 years, the couple left the group. Over the years they honored more than 3,000 veterans and active duty personnel. Arlene played “Taps” at most of the military funerals. The group was re-incorporated in 2010 under new leadership and is located in Beaumont. The new group kept the original name but has a new administrator. They are still providing a tremendous service for our deceased veterans and their families. The new group has some new and different policies, but Marv says he is grateful and proud of all the members of both the original and new group. The new group is led by Captain Jerry Kelly, who was a highly decorated combat helicopter pilot during the Vietnam era. “It is our understanding that other Honors Groups are forming in Southeast Texas and Southwest Louisiana,” Marv said. “God Bless all of them for offering their services free of charge. The more groups there are, the more likely a deceased veteran will receive the honors due to them since one team can hardly keep up with all of them.”Marv has actively served as chaplain to veterans since 1978. During this time he has provided services such as counseling, weddings, funerals and memorial services which are all at no charge. He has been named Chaplain Emeritus for the MOAA Golden Triangle Chapter. Together, Marv and Arlene have visited veterans in hospitals and nursing homes. In addition, Marv has officiated or offered prayers at many civic ceremonies such as memorial park dedications, historical markers, flag raising ceremonies and services honoring veterans such as Memorial Day, Veterans Day, Pearl Harbor Day and others holidays. They have also made many presentations to schools, scout groups and civic and Veteran Organizations about our Flag. They attend St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. Sunday the members will host a special Veteran’s Day recognition service. They will recognize each veteran by their branch of service and the era in which they served. The veterans attending the service are encouraged to wear their uniforms. Following the service, lunch will be served to all attending. The Howland’s dedication is apparent in everything they do. They have actively cared for the elderly members of the community with needs such as shopping, trips to doctors among many other things. But, dear to the heart is the opening of the “donation station.” They were both instrumental along with Joe Mann Cheek to establish the blood donor site at St. Paul’s Church. Marv and Arlene are active members of the Civic Advisory Council of LifeShare Blood Canters and help raise funds and recruit blood donors. Marv can no longer donate blood because of his battle with leukemia, but Arlene is a regular donor and gives platelets about every three weeks. Over the past 20 years, she has donated nearly 23 gallons of blood. Hardwork and dedication to their many causes have made the Howlands a very respected couple. Those who have come in contact with them value their friendship and realize what a gift they are to everyone.
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CONDOLENCES We were saddened to learn of the death of Donald Ray Hogg, 48. He was much too young to leave us. He died on Nov. 1. We just do not have any choice when God calls us home. Apparently, Donald’s heart just gave out. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Howard and Michael. Donald, over the years, had helped get The Record Newspapers delivered to the citizens. He was a nice guy who walked through life at his own pace. Our condolences goes out to wife Frances, daughter Brittanie, sisters Brenda and Ronda, brothers Carl and Harry and their families. It just won’t be the same not to have Donald around when its newspaper time on Wednesday mornings. Services were held Tuesday, Nov. 6. May he rest in peace.
From the Creaux’s Nest LOCAL ELECTION DONE--DUBOSE CAUGHT IN ROMNEY SWEEP The voters in Orange County are to be complimented for a record turnout. Even though our votes didn’t play in the national election outcome, the voters exercised their right. In local races, there were five contested races. Republican Mandy White Rogers beat Democratic Mike Abbott for the unexpired term for County-Court-at-Law. In Pct. 1, commissioners court race, incumbent Republican David Dubose was re-elected over former commissioner James Stringer. For commissioner of Pct. 3, incumbent commissioner, Democrat John Dubose was defeated by Republican John Bankin, in what apparently was straight party voters voting for Mitt Romney. Dubose will complete 12 years as county commissioner on Dec. 31. Also it’s believed that the county, borrowing $6 million in the last weeks of the campaign might have been a problem for Dubose. In the constable race, incumbent Republican Chris Humble was reelected. In the open seat for constable Pct. 2, Republican David Cagle won. All four Orange County constables come January will be Republicans. Commissioners Court will now have three Republicans. Orange County voted strongly for Republican Mitt Romney in the national election. Down ballot races benefited by his coat tails. Well, that’s an early report based only on early votes. In the Dist. 36 congressional district, it appears that Republican Steve Stockman will win big. He is from the Houston area and will replace Con. Kevin Brady as our congressman. Brady was elected in another district.*****That’s about all I have and I’m past deadline so I’d best move on. Come along, it won’t do you no harm. AFTER LONG HAUL AND MANY BUCKS POLITICAL END COMES After 17 months and more than $2 billion spent in the presidential race, and another billion spent in senatorial and congressional races, the long haul came to an end. What have we gained after all those bucks thrown around like play money? Something must be done to change the political finance laws. Nearly a billion dollars was contributed by 122 individuals to Super Pacs. It’s become a rich man’s game. Under the present law, two people, say wealthy people like Bill Gates and Warren Buffet, could put up $3 billion and own the presidency and legislature. The Koch Brothers spent nearly $400 million to elect their candidates. Others spent millions more. Under our present law, control of our government is for sale to a handful of individuals. Bill Clinton spent a million dollars. It just can’t keep escalating like that and the country remain healthy. For the wealthy it’s a power game but to average Americans it’s their lives that are at stake. After all those months and billions spent what did we really change. The Congress remains in the hands of the Republicans, with slight gains by the Democrats. The Senate remains in the control of the Democrats. When all the votes are counted, President Barack Obama will still be president. Money buys elections but in this case, small contributors, millions of them, were able to match the wealthy donors, but as it escalates that won’t always be the case. This election for president shouldn’t have even been close. President Obama was leading throughout the country by at least 12 percentage points until the first debate. Some day I hope we find out what really happened to cause President Obama to be so passive. Mitt Romney made a complete U-turn from being a far right winger to a moderate. Obama had prepared to defend against Romney’s conservative stances, his flip-flop apparently caught Obama by surprise. He let Romney just change one position after another without challenging him. That changed the course of the election. One debate, the first one, will live in the history book as the day Obama let the “White Cat” out of the bag. During the Republican Primary, President Obama ordered the killing of Bin Laden and that served him well in the polls, especially since Romney said he wouldn’t enter Pakistan to do so. I believe Romney made a big mistake when he picked Paul Ryan over Sen. Rob Portman as his vice-presidential choice. I understand that choice was made in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Ryan was a Dick Cheney choice. Over the weekend, AP came out with a Ryan interview where he said as VP he would govern like Cheney, and not just be used to attend funerals. Ryan in government is very scary. He and Eric Canter have used the congress to hold the country hostage. Now he wil be the standard barer for the Republican Party. Sen. Portman would have delivered Ohio. Ryan couldn’t guarantee Wisconsin. Before Sandy, I predicted Obama would win with 294 Electoral College votes. I didn’t know if Hurricane Sandy would hurt or help. We will have to wait until the total results are in. What has been disturbing is how much effort was put into suppressing the vote in Republican controlled states. Some people having to stand in line for as long as 10 hours to vote. Voters are being hassled in every way possible. This is not what our Founding Fathers intended. I believe, of all the spokesmen for the two candidates, Sen. John McCain hurt his creditability worse than any other. His war mongering and using the tragedy in Libya to spin political discourse all over the country was really disgraceful. John Sununu, Donald Trump and Mayor Rudy playing the race card showed them up as who they really are. McCain’s motivation, still sore from getting beaten, but for the others it’s their true hate for Obama. I’m writing this long before the polls close. We will just have to wait on the official count but I’ll stick with my 294 votes for Obama.
SAYING GOODBYE TO JUDGE PAT--HELLO TO JUDGE MANDY It won’t be long now. For many years, Judge Pat Clark has sat on the bench. It has served as a perfect excuse to dodge honeydo’s but the gig is about to be up. Ms. Rosalie has checked off the chores long over due doing. Judge Pat will miss the bench for more ways than one. The longtime judge has enjoyed the work. Judge Pat is a fine judge who loves the law and is dedicated to administrating it in a fair and impartial manner. Since stepping down as district judge and assuming the unexpired term in county-court-at- law, he knew the judgeship was just temporary but he will be leaving sooner than most expected. Mandy White Rogers, winner of the special county court at law election, has confirmed that she will assume the post as soon as possible. Her target date is Nov. 16 or shortly after. In regular elections, the winning candidate would take office on Jan. 1. I understand the move for Mandy to take over sooner than later didn’t come as a surprise to Judge Clark. We wish Lesli Amanda White Rogers the best and congratulate “Mandy.” Judge Pat, we thank you for your many years of service. The courthouse, after your years there, first in the DA’s office, county court, 128th district court and county judge, just won’t be the same without you. Junior Clark’s boy will leave quite a legacy. Let’s have a party. TURNING BACK THE HANDS OF TIME 9 Years Ago-2003 Orange County Commissioner Owen Burton opens new office in Mauriceville. An open house will be held Nov. 12. Miss Nelda, the Commissioner’s wife, will answer the phones at the new office. *****County Commissioner John Dubose is honored with the esteemed “Texas Court House Community Award.”*****Female boxing pro Valerie Mahfood trains in Bridge City for upcoming fight with Laila Ali, daughter of Mohammed Ali.*****Bridge City Chamber selects longtime insurance agent Bill Nickum as Christmas parade marshal. The parade to be held on Nov. 22. *****Bridge City water tower gets a new make over. *****Funeral services were held Nov. 5 for Doris Ellen Sanders, age 70, who died Nov. 2. A resident of Orange since 1957, she was a teacher for West Orange-Cove School District for 33 years. She is survived by husband Lynwood, daughter Ann Gray, sons Alan, Jim, Steven and their families. *****The Record’s players of the week are Ryan Crouch, WO-S, Luke Lyons, BC, John Modica, OF, Donald Tardy, LCM.*****West Orange-Stark surprised Port Neches-Groves with a 21-20 win.*****Sims Elementary first graders Katelyn Potter and Skylar Kahia capitalized on the warm, early November weather with a lemonade stand. The girls used lemons the size of grapefruit grown at Skylar’s home on Norbert St. in Bridge City. *****Mary Bryant underwent triple bypass surgery at Park Place Hospital. Son Matt Bryant, kicker for the New York Giants, flew home to be with his mom. Matt attended the Bridge City-Buna football game Friday, flew back to New York Saturday for Sunday’s game.*****The Montagne family ventured to College Station to celebrate Johnny Montagne Jr.’s birthday. He will graduate from Texas A&M in December. *****Robert Hankins is editor of The Record Newspapers. (Editor’s note: Robert died a couple of years ago.)*****Orangefield Elementary School students with perfect attendance will spend a day at Moody Gardens and receive awards. 53 Years Ago-1959 Sen. Lyndon B. Johnson speaks in Orange. Gayle Shaddock was one Orangeite to get his autograph. (Editor’s note: I wonder what happened to that autograph.)*****Dr. Ernest E. Lewis was appointed superintendent of the DuPont Sabine River film plant. *****Signs about town indicate that Arthur Simpson will oppose Commissioner Casey J. Peveto. *****Port Arthur outmans Tigers in 26-14 duel. Clark Wood was named outstanding defensive player for the Tigers.*****Wayne Brint, Bridge City’s 192-pound quarterback, scored three touchdowns and passed for a fourth one to guide the Cardinals to a 28-0 victory over East Chambers. He gained 120 yards rushing and passed for 169. He is Orange County’s top passer. *****Baylor defeats Aggies 13-0. The passing of Bobby Ply and the running of Ronnie Bull was too much for the Aggies. Gordon LeBoeuf, the smashing Aggie fullback, fumbled on the five to stop an Aggie drive. Ply completed 13 passes in 13 attempts. A&M out-gained Baylor in first downs and total yardage. *****Wallace High Dragons defeat LaMarque 20-8. Quarterback Earl Sonnier, halfbacks Earl Melebeck and Charles Ware were too much offense punch for LaMarque. Linebacker Eddie Cartwright, tackle Antonio Bourgois, guard Whitney Mouton and center, James Guillory, gave stalwart performances in the line. BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK Claris Collins, James Bergeron, Barbara Lopez, Kayla Helm, Bob Johnston, Cheryl Swenson, Chuckie Ganze, Dee Moran, Bryana Hernandez, Debra Burch, Keith Longlois, Aaron Hommel, Dixie Brint, Jim Reid, Madalyn Carpenter, Sue Barnes, Eric Meadows, Linda Faulk, Pauline Chatelain, Keith Royal, Susan Veillon, Cecil Welborn, Charlotte Wooten, Donna Bradley, L.C. Boudreaux, Rana Miller, Steve Carlton, Troy Crochet, Della Buxton, Jean Levingston, Jeff Bland, Judy Hunt, Joann Alford, Patricia Kemp, Karen Clopp, Trey Todora, George Roberts, Lora Hanks, Lois Davis, Greg LeBlanc, Michael Fisette, Cynthia Dupuis, Michelle Brown, Ryan Pickering, Allison Ball, Bree Hanks, Edee Risher, Gerald DeLeon, Jeanelle Cochran, Jeanne Blacksher, Tina Duncan, Kathy Reeves, Larry Gunter, Liz Briggs, Matthew Ethredge, Norma Rampmaier, Phillip Kimbrow, Sharon Sims, Shelby Newton, Cyndi Longlois, Steve Fisher, Carol Ware, Charmaine Faircloth, Clara Edwards, Crystal Jones, Pat Stanton, Don Stanton, Danielle Graffagnino, Karla Holden, Kimberly Ray, Mary Cassidy, Michele Fontenot, Karen Schrieber, Carol Lopez, Sidney LeBlanc, Tim Johnson, Cecilia Broussard, Daniel Chesson, Darla Murphy, Donald Miller, Cody Edgerton, Paul Smith and Katie Hoffpauir. A FEW HAPPENINGS Big news should break in early January about a large truck terminal being built in Orange County. One of the nation‘s largest freight lines, Southeastern, out of Columbia, North Carolina, has purchased a track of land on IH-10 at Hwy. 1442 that they plan to build facilities on. Other satellite companies could spring up in the area. Local landowners making the sale have several hundred acres available for development. *****Our
thoughts today go out to Charlotte Hamilton and her family. Everyone who knows pretty Charlotte is aware of how upbeat she always has been. She always dressed as if she just came off the modeling stage, never a hair out of place, never meeting a stranger. Some of you may not be aware of her organ and piano playing and singing at local churches. Her gospel music was beautiful. Well, our friend, Ms. Charlotte needs all our prayers. She‘s in a tough battle with cancer. She would appreciate your prayers and concerns but at this time is not up to seeing visitors. A bake sale will be held Saturday, Nov. 11, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Bridge City Market Basket parking lot. A raffle will also be held to raise funds to off set expenses. Let‘s all pray for the best. *****The Wednesday Lunch Bunch will meet at Novrozsky‘s this week. Last week at Robert‘s we met a very nice young lady, Misty Songe, who is area manager for Verizon. The company has recently opened a new store in Bridge City at the former Nick’s Pharmacy location. Verizon has three other area locations. She looks forward to meeting many of the citizens. Also making a rare appearance at the Lunch Bunch gathering was Van Choate, who is a motorcycle riding legend in these here parts. Also the group welcomed back Chief Jerry Wimberly who spent 10 days in a Houston hospital and went through three surgeries, lasting over eight hours. We wish our friend continued improvement. Everyone is always welcome. Next week the group will be at Robert’s. *****A few folks we know celebrating their special day: Celebrating Nov. 7 is our friend and Pearl Harbor survivor Cedric Stout, of Bridge City, who marks 91 years. He and wife Cherry still run the roads together enjoy life and stay active. We extend a happy birthday to this World War II hero. *****Other celebrating Nov. 7 birthdays are Bob Johnston, James Bergeron , Claris Collins and Wilson Roberts will celebrate 75 years Today. *****Nov. 8, Debra Burch and Dixie Brent. ***Also on this date Shirley and Butch Choate celebrate their wedding anniversary. ***On Nov. 9, Linda Faulk and L.C. Boudreaux celebrate their special day. ***On Nov. 10, longtime friend attorney Steve Carlton celebrates. He was just a youngster when he came to town. Hasn’t gained an ounce since. ***Also celebrating are Judy Hart, JoAnn Alford and Trey Todora. ***On Nov. 11, Greg ‘The Ice Man’ Leblanc is a year older. Brother Nolan doesn’t age. ***Bree Hanks, one of the sexist gals around and one of Pattie’s pretty daughters, marks another on Nov. 11. ***A lovely lady, Jeanne Blacksher, who was a popular teenager, celebrates Nov. 12.***A great young man, Sean Cade Gros, marks another birthday on Nov. 12. Just yesterday, it seems he was starting school. ***Happy birthday also to Charmaine Faircloth who celebrates Nov. 12.***On the same day school teacher Pat Stanton, Donnie’s better half celebrates. *****Nov. 10 is a big day for Shirley and Kirk Roccaforte. On that day, they will have put up with each other 34 years. It’s a sure bet there has been very few dull moments. Their true story would make for interesting reading. A great couple, a good mayor. Congrats and best wishes. *****Longtime CBS news anchor, Dan Rather, turned 81 on Halloween. We remember Dan at age 26 breaking in to the national scene while covering Hurricane Carla for a Houston television station. He is still around and does TV shows and guest appearances on different networks. He is a Texas native and has a ranch in the Hill Country.*****Wade Phillips’ Texan defense shut down the Buffalo Bills in a 21-9 win, allowing only three field goals.*****Matt Bryant and the Atlanta Falcons put it on the Dallas Cowboys in a 19-13 win. Matt made four field goals; however, he did miss two wide right, a 37 yarder and a 43 yarder. Atlanta is the NFL’s only undefeated team at 8-0. Both Phillips and Bryant are Orange County natives. CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS On Nov. 7, John Mellencamp will be 61; Christopher Knight, 55.***Bonnie Raitt will be 63 on Nov. 8; Leif Garrett, 51; Parker Posey, 44; Gretchen Mol, 40; Tara Reid, 37 and Jack Osbourne, 27.***On Nov. 9, Lou Ferrigno will be 60; Brendan Gleeson, 57; Nick Lachey, 39; Sisgo, 34 and Venessa Minnillo, 32.***Mackenzie Phillips will be 53 on Nov. 10; Tracy Morgan, 44; Ellen Pompeo, 43; Eve, 34 and Maranda Lambert, 29.***Demi Moore will be 50 on Nov. 11; Calista Flockhart, 48; Allison Doody, 46; Leslie Mann, 40 and Leonardo Di Caprio, 38.***Neil Young will be 67 on Nov. 12; Megan Mullally, 54; David Schwimmer, 46; Sammy Sosa, 44; Craig Parker, 42; Tonya Harding, 42; Ryan Gosling, 32 and Anne Hathaway, 30.***On Nov. 13, Garry Marshall will be 78; Joe Mantegna, 65; Chris Noth, 58; Whoopi Goldberg, 58; Jimmy Kimmel, 45; Steve Zahn, 44; Gerard Butler, 43 and Rachel Bilson, 31. CAJUN STORY OF THE WEEK Sostan Breaux and Clovis Comeaux bought demselves a couple of horses dat dey use dem, to make some money wit in da summertime. Wen winter time came, dey learn it cost too much to feed and board dem two horses. Sostan suggest dey turn dem out to pasture until spring. “How we gonna tell you horse from my horse when we pick dem up, hanh?” Clovis axe. “Dat’s easy,” say Sostan, “We can cut da mane on my horse and da tail on yours.” Wen spring came da horses dem had grown back their tail and mane. Clovis axe, “Wat we gonna do now smart ass?” “No problem,” said Sostan “Why don’t you just take da black one and me, I’ll take da white one.” C’EST TOUT I said in the past that whoever carried Ohio would win the presidency. At this time I don’t know who won so all my reporting is projection. I didn’t get the results of the Orangefield School District elections but our main news will have the results if they are in by deadline time.*****If you’re like me, you are ready to leave politics behind us. Thanks to all the candidates who used The Record advertising to reach the voters. It’s your best bet to reach every house. Two big football games this weekend in Orange County. The annual “Bayou Bowl” between Bridge City and Orangefield should be a barn burner. The winner gets to go to playoffs, plus they get the Buzzie Gunn trophy. Also West Orange has Silsbee to meet for the district championship.*****I’m going to take a little time off, hopefully this week, if not at least in the next couple of weeks. For now, I’m going to get some food, relax and watch the national returns. Thanks for your time. Please shop our family of advertisers. Remember the veterans this Veterans Day. Take care and God bless.
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Members of the Orangefield football team, gathered together during the banquet to talk about the upcoming game while enjoying their bowl of chili.Record Photo: Debby Schamber
the “Bayou Bowl.” The newspaper sponsored and promoted the event the first four Bayou Bowl contests. In 2004, the newspaper turned the trophy presentation over to the Bridge City-Orangefield Rotary Club, according to archives. The Buzzie Gunn trophy remains the winning football team’s prize to keep until they meet again at the next Bayou Bowl. The trophy is regarded as a symbol for good sportsmanship and memorializes local photographer and Orange County enthusiast the late Buzzie Gunn. Along with his father, T.L. Gunn, the pair were pioneers in photographing the early years of Orange County football for the local media. Buzzie later became the second generation of Gunn’s Studio in Orange after shooting for various publications which included Sports Illustrated. Today the studio is owned by Buzzie’s son, Chris. The money raised will go towards two $1,000 scholarships to be given to one football player from each team during their spring athletic banquet. The coaching staff of each team nominates three players. Then after carefully evaluating each nominee, one is chosen. One of the guest speakers at the event was Brett Ramsey. During his time playing at Bridge City High School, as a quarterback, he was named as an All District Football Player. He was among the first group of players who played in the 3A division from 7th grade through high school. During his speech, he urged the players to “savor the moment” and to not try to “speed things up.”He added that for some players this would be their last game to ever play or to attend the practices. “You may never get the feeling again,” he said. “Be in the moment because you may never get to have that again.’
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The Bridge City football team eats their bowls of chili during the Bayou Bowl Scholarship banquet Monday evening. Photo: Debby Schamber
Finally he added, “Play hard, play fast and will yourself to success.” Cody Sparks, also a former football player, spoke to his days and memories of the Bayou Bowl. “I will always remember the Bayou Bowl as a special game,” he said. Sparks was said to be a valuable player with a tremendous amount of athletic ability. Following his graduation he played at Tulane University and received a degree in accounting. Zach Cole, Bridge City Senior and on the football team, spoke on behalf of his teammates. “I have made some memories that will last a lifetime,” he said. “I am really thankful we can do this.” Also speaking on behalf of his teammates was Eric Truncale who is a senior but also Orangefield’s quarterback. “I have been blessed to play for the last three years,” Truncale said. “Outside of football, we are all friends.” Bridge City Head Coach, Cris Stump also spoke to the football team and others. All jokes aside, he said for each member of the team to turn and ask a senior, “How fast did it go?” Josh Smalley, Orangefield Head Coach, stated he has had the opportunity to coach at both schools, but loves where he is now. “Just because you change jobs doesn’t mean you stop caring about people,” he added. Smalley also informed everyone, both teams had defeated or lost to the same opponents and predicts the game on Friday night will be “close.” In closing he said, “We’ll see you guys Friday night.”
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Orange County Farmer’s Market open Wednesday, Saturday The Orange County Farmers’ Market is open for the season on Wednesdays from 3-6 p.m. and Saturday from 7-10 a.m. The market ends when the produce is sold out, which is often earlier than the times shown. The following items are now available: Grapefruit, lemons, naval oranges, satsuma oranges, yellow squash, okra, green beans, bell peppers, mustard greens, pecans, jams and jellies, yard plants, house plants, local honey, fresh eggs, homemade cookies and bread, and more. The vendors appreciate small bills if you have them. The market is held in the parking lot in front of Big Lots on MacArthur Drive. For additional information, contact Texas AgriLife at 882-7010.
Radio Control Club to host funfly The Orange county R/C club will host a Veterans day funfly starting at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10. The public is invited and All veterans will receive a free lunch. The Radio Control Club is located at 10623 F.M. 1442 in Orange.
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The Thrift & Gift Shop, located at 350 37th St, will observe its annual Open House from 9 a.m .to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov 10. The shop is a nonprofit organization operated by senior citizens and is well known for its beautiful quilts, and handmade items which include fall and Christmas decorative pieces as well as gift items for those special on your list.
Orangefield Elementary to celebrate Veterans Day Orangefield Elementary will celebrate Veterans Day at 9 a.m. on 6 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 12 in the elementary gym. The fourth grade students would like to invite all area Veterans and their families to their Veterans Day program “Honoring Those Who Serve.” For more information and questions, please call the elementary at 735-5346.
Retired Senior Citizens to meet Nov. 12 The retired Senior Citizens of Orange County will meet at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 12 at the Salvation Army building on the corner of Strickland and MLK. Those planning to stay for lunch are asked to bring a covered dish. Each member is asked to bring a prize for our Bingo games. They are still collecting soaps for the Orange Christian Services, so please bring some. All seniors are welcome to attend our meetings. Call 883-6161 for more information.
Red Hot Flashers to meet Nov. 16 The Red Hot Flashers will meet at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 16, at the Sunset Grove Country Club. Lady Sunshine, Bobbie Johnson, is the birthday lady. Games will be played after lunch and members will bring door prizes. The birthday lady always has first choice of the door prizes. All ladies are welcome. For additional information call 886-1609.
Tiger Rock to host free women’s protection seminar Tiger Rock Martial Arts of Bridge City, 1955 Miller Dr (FM408), Bridge City, will be holding a FREE Women’s Personal Protection Seminar from 3 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17. All women age 13 yrs and up are welcome to attend and bring a friend. Call 920-1462 to reserve a spot.
W.O. Chiefs to host annual Christmas Reunion Dance The West Orange Cheifs will host their annual Christmas Reunion Dance from 6:30 p.m. to midnight on Saturday, Dec. 8. The Ken Marvel Band will preform with special guest “Jivin Gene” Bourgeois. Snacks are welcome and this is a b.y.o.b. event. This is open to the pubic and the cost is $10 per person. Smoking will be outside only. For more information, please contact Jimmy Guidry at 409-735-2294, 409-988-5283 or jcrazycajun@ sbcglobal.net.
Vendors registration now open for Christmas at the Browns Christmas at the Browns will be held from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 3 The Brown Center of Lamar State College - Orange is accepting vendor registration until Nov. 16. Please contact us at 409-883-2939 or email terrie.smith@LSCO.edu for more information.
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November 10, 2012 (7:30am) Breakfast on the Bayou - Enjoy a continental breakfast while seeing Adams Bayou during these unique, early-morning excursions. Take a tour to one of Shangri La’s educational outposts as an environmental educator shares knowledge of the area ecosystem. Members – $5; Non-Members – $15. Admission to the gardens is included. Space is limited; an RSVP is required. Call 409.670.9799 to reserve a seat. November 10, 2012 (9:00am – 4:00pm) Autumn Fair - The whole family is invited to celebrate autumn and the conclusion of the Scarecrow Festival with games, contests, classes and activities. Win a prize during the Guess the Seeds contest or enter a pumpkin pie and recipe for an award. Enjoy outpost tours along Adams Bayou, facepainting, a haystack hunt and decorate a pumpkin to take home. Visit www.shangrilagardens.org for a complete itinerary. November 10, 2012 (9:30am – 10:30am) Saturday Adventure Series: Creepy Critters - During Autumn Fair, learn about creepy critters - snakes and spiders and specifically about venom, poison and safety tips. Adults and children 10 years of age and older are welcome. This program is free with paid admission. Space is limited; an RSVP is required. Call 409.670.9799 to reserve a seat. On display through November 10, 2012 Scarecrow Festival - Stroll the pathways of Shangri La to see the unique scarecrow designs of the largest scarecrow festival in Texas. Celebrate the autumn season at Shangri La while seeing scarecrows created by area businesses, organizations, individuals and families from recycled and repurposed materials. Open Tuesday through Saturday, 9:00am - 5:00pm.
712 Green Ave. Orange, TX 77630 409.886.ARTS starkmuseum.org On display through January 26, 2013 National Geographic Greatest Photographs of the American West Stark Museum is one of ten museums to open this exhibition of remarkable photographs on the same day, creating the largest simultaneous photography exhibition ever in the nation. See a collection of iconic images gathered by National Geographic over the span of 125 years. Open Tuesday through Saturday, 9:00am - 5:00pm.
610 W. Main Ave. Orange, TX 77630 ® 409.883.0871 whstarkhouse.org The W.H. Stark House is listed in the National Register of Historic Places and designated as a Recorded Texas Historic Landmark by the Texas Historical Commission. Tours are given daily, Tuesday through Saturday. Open Tuesday through Saturday, 9:00am - 4:30pm. Admission is limited to individuals 10 years and older.
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Friday, November 16, 2012 (7:00pm) Clifford the Big Red Dog Live! - Celebrate the beloved Big Red Dog’s 50th anniversary brought to life on stage in this all new musical. Open Monday through Friday, 8:30am - 4:30pm. Call 409.886.5535 or visit lutcher.org for tickets.
American Legion Club Room now open The American Legion Club Room, located at 108 Green Ave. in Orange will be open at noon, Monday through Sunday, on a trial basis. The American Legion Post 49 is revised their hours to be serve their members and guest. For this venture to be successful, the American Legion is asking for the support and patronage of the community.
Boy Scouts to host annual flag fundraiser The Boy Scouts of Troop 62 is now accepting subscriptions for commemorative flag displays in and around North Orange (near Hwy. 87 and Meeks Drive) between IH-10 and South Teal Road. The 3’ by 5’ flags will be displayed on the five flag days of the year (Memorial Day, Flag Day, Fourth of July, Patriots Day [9/11] and Veterans Day). The flags will be displayed no later than 9 a.m. on the commemorative day, picked up before dusk and stored until the next flag day. An initial $75 tax deductible donation ($50 for renewals) is required. Money orders and checks must be received 14 days prior to posting day in order to ensure timely service. All proceeds go to support Scout activities and programs throughout the year. For subscriptions, contact Bubba Plexico, Troop 62 Scoutmaster, at 214-770-0568; or Chris Wright, Troop 62 Fundraising Chair, at 409-882-9972.
Service League of Orange searching for “Community Needs” The Service League of Orange is now accepting requests from non-profit organizations only for application forms to receive financial assistance through their Community Needs Committee. The Service League encourages projects, events and activities that primarily target the good of all of the entire “Orange County” community. To qualify, verification of non-profit status must be submitted with the Service League Needs application by Oct. 1, 2012. Applications can be obtained by calling Mindy McKee at 409779-8867 or Carolyn Lemons at 409-670-1839 or emailing requests to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has our Dusty Trails 4-H Club selling the famous Durham-Ellis pecans from Comanche Texas. The club will be accepting orders until Oct.12, 2012. These pecans will be available for pickup about two weeks before Thanksgiving. Anyone who places an Order with the Dusty Trails 4-H Club will be picking up their order in Orange or Mauriceville. Dusty Trails 4-H Club will be selling pecans, flavor pecans, specialty nuts and mixes at various prices. Raw pecans are $9 for a one pound bag, $28 for a three pound box and $43 for a five pound box. To place an order call the Dusty Trails 4-H Club, Jessica Mayfield 409-886-5906 or orders can also be taken by any of the club members.
KOCB searching for community projects Keep Orange County Beautiful has access to limited funding to assist the cities of Orange County, or the county itself, in disposing of abandoned tires dumped on the side of the roads. Such a project provides a discernible environmental benefit of providing proper disposal of these tires and reduces health threats associated with illegally dumped tires. These dump sites can become breeding grounds for mosquitos and rodents that carry diseases, plus tire fires can result in the contamination of surface water, ground water and soils. Funds may also be available to clean up trash dumps on public property. If you or your community affiliations have potential projects that fit this description, please bring them to the attention of the KOCB board at 330-9373.
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Deaths and Memorials Vertis Kerry Raymer Orange Vertis Kerry Raymer, 71, of Orange, died Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, at Baptist Hospital in Orange. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens near Bridge City. Born in Orange on Aug. 3, 1941, Mr. Raymer was the son of James Benjamin and Elnora (Lavine) Raymer. He worked as a heavy duty crane operator with Levingston Shipbuilding. Mr. Raymer is survived by his sister, Velma Morvent of Vidor; brother, James Raymer of West Orange; and many nieces and nephews.
Lancie “Pill” Peet Nixon Bridge City Lancie “Pill” Peet Nixon, 64, of Bridge City went to be with our Lord and savior Jesus Christ peacefully at her home on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012. A Funeral Service will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012 at Dorman Funeral Home, with the Rev. Jeff Bell officiating. Burial will follow at Bland Cemetery in Orange. Pill was born on Oct. 2, 1948 to parents Willie Mae (Bland) and Oscar J. Peet Sr. She was raised in Orange and graduated from Stark High School. She was preceded in death by her parents, Oscar and Willie Peet; sister, Oleta J. (Peet) Simmons, brother, John D. Peet. She is survived by her husband, Johnny Nixon of Bridge City; son, Sean Nixon of California; sisters, Cora M. (Peet) Lilley and husband, Arnold of Bridge City, Sue A (Peet) Williamson of Orange, brother, Oscar J. Peet Jr. and wife, Carey of Little Cypress, sister in laws, Sandra Whitten of Longview, Jane Sanders and husband, Morris of Bridge City, Brenda Standley and husband, Herb of Pasadena, sixteen nephews and three nieces. Also survived by the most cherished and loved person in her life her granddaughter, Ava Nixon. Serving as pallbearers will be Ron Whitten, Scott Whitten, Shannon Sanders, Ryan Sanders, Jeff Standley, Jeremy Ashcraft and Morris Sanders. Pill is very much loved and will be missed dearly by her family, friends and relatives and her dog, Matty. Condolences may be sent for the family at www.dormanfuneralhome.com.
Laqueta Joy McLellan Orange Laqueta Joy McLellan, 75, of Orange passed away on Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012 at Baptist Hospital in Orange. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 8, at First United Methodist Church in Orange. Visitations will from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 7, at Dorman’s Funeral Home. Laqueta is survived by her husband Archie McLellan; four sons, Dennis Garrison of England, Bryan Garrison of Houston, Samuel McLellan of Orange and Marcus McLellan of Lumberton. Her seven grandchildren, Laura, Rachel, Sophie, Liam, Caellagh, Ronan and Corbin. Her great grandson Caleb. She also survived by sisters, Darlene Carrico of Springfield, KY, Shirley Ruley of Bartown, KY; brothers, Raymond Nail of New Braunfels, Don Nail of Orrick, MO.
She was preceded is death by her father, Samuel Dewy Collier; mother, Mable Viola (Evans) Collier; sister, Betty Doyle; brothers, Charles Nail, Billy Nail, Dewey Ray Collier. Laqueta was a daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and a friend to many. Laqueta Joy Mc Lellan will be greatly missed by her family, friends and everyone she came into contact with during her life. Condolences may be sent for the family at www.dormanfuneralhome.com.
Mattie Charlene DuBose Orange Mattie Charlene DuBose, 73, Of Orange passed away on Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont. A visitation will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 8, at Dorman Funeral Home. A Funeral Service will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 9, at the funeral home, with Rev. Harold Nazworth officiating. A graveside service will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Friday at Ebenezer Cemetery in Jasper. She was a native of Clare, La.; born on March 22, 1939 to parents Ruthie Mae (Evans) Mitchell and Jennings William Holt. She had lived in the Orange area since 1970 and was a member of Not In Darkness Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Archie Clyde DuBose; father, William Holt; mother, Ruthie Mae Mitchell; step father, Arlon Mitchell; son, Ronnie Smith; sister, Wanda Tomlinson; brother, Jim Holt. Whose left to cherish her memory are her daughters, Charlotte Messer and husband David of Chandler, Shirley Perry and husband, Larry of Orange; step daughter, Paula Pierce of San Antonio; son, Bobby “Gene” Smith and wife, Sandra of Port Lavaca; step son, Joe Dubose and wife, Darlene of Kingsland; sister, Betty Lee of Cross Plain; half sisters, Carolyn Martin of Leesville, La., Mattie Maxie of Zoella, La.; brothers, Rufus “RJ” Holt of Orange, Willie Holt of Mauriceville; half brother, Charles Holt of Missouri. She also survived by sixteen grandchildren, twenty eight great grandchildren and large extended family. Serving as pallbearers will be Scott Best, Mike Holt, Chris Perry, Steven Messer, Robert Lee and Brandon Tapp. Honorary pallbearer is David Garcia. Condolences may be sent for the family at www.dormanfuneralhome.com.
Sam W. Moses Jr. Orange Sam W. Moses, Jr., 91, of Orange, passed away Friday, Nov. 2, 2012. Funeral services were held Monday, Nov. 5, at Claybar Funeral Home Chapel in Orange, with the Rev. Scott McIntosh and Dr. Larry Lormand, pastors with North Orange Baptist Church, officiating. Burial followed at Jett
Cemetery in Orange. The Deacons of North Orange Baptist Church served as pallbearers. Born in Orange on June 24, 1921, Sam was the son of Sam W. and Eunice Marie (LeBlanc) Moses. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of WWII and retired from Chevron in Orange following 21 years of service. Preceded in death by his wife, Patsy Moses; daughter, Pamela Moses and son, Mike Moses. Sam is survived by his sister, Cecil Marie Broom; son, Bill Moses; grandchildren, Michael Moses Jr., Natalie Bowers and her husband Mike, Abigail Duplechin and her husband Daniel; great grandchildren, Anthony Moses, Erik Franklin, Alexandra and Parker Bowers, Rayleigh and Adelyn Duplechin. The family wishes to thank Odyssey Hospice for the compassionate care provided to Sam. For those who wish, memorials may be directed to North Orange Baptist Church, 4775 16th St., Orange, Texas 77632.
Donald Ray Hogg Orange Donald Ray Hogg, 48, of Orange passed away on Nov. 1, 2012 at Baptist Hospital in Orange. A visitation were held on Monday, Nov. 5, 2012 at Dorman Funeral Home. A funeral service were held on Tuesday, Nov. 6, at the funeral home. Burial followed at Autumn Oaks Memorial Park in Orange. He was a native and life long resident of Orange; Born on Sept. 29, 1964 to parents Beverly Marie (Guillory) and Orman Elda Hogg. He was a jack of all trades. Donald was a loving man who enjoyed spending time with his family. He was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Orman Hogg; brothers, Howard Hogg, Michael Hogg. He is survived by his wife, Frances Marie (Trahan) Hogg of Orange; daughter, Brittanie Hogg of Orange, sisters, Brenda Hogg, Rhonda Smith both of Orange; brothers, Carl Hogg, Larry Smith both of Orange; numerous nieces and nephews and large extended family. Condolences may be sent for the family at www.dormanfuneralhome.com.
Ruby L. Pickard, 84, of Orange, died Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, at Pinehurst Nursing Center. Funeral services were held Friday, Nov. 2, in the chapel Claybar Funeral Home in Orange with the Rev. Mike Umbenhaur, pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Orange, officiating. Eulogies were given by Judge James Stringer and Mrs. Pickard’s grandson, Chester Moore Jr. Burial followed the services at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens near Bridge City. Born in Del Rio, Tenn. on April 4, 1928, she was the daughter
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FOOTBALL FORECAST Upcoming Games This Week WEST ORANGE-STARK over SILSBEE This is the game for all of the marbles as far as the District 21-3A champion is concerned. The Tigers are averaging nearly 39 points per contest while the Mustangs have surrendered only 20 this season and none in the five district games. The Tigers will probably score—but not enough points to win the district title. BRIDGE CITY over ORANGEFIELD This important game in which the winner goes to the playoffs and the loser begins basketball practice should come down to the team with the best defense will extend their season. The Cardinals had better be able to stop the ground game while the Bobcats will need to put a bunch of points on the scoreboard. Home field advantage may have something to do with the winner, too. VIDOR over LITTLE CYPRESS-MAURICEVILLE The Bears dug themselves quite a hole by losing the Central Saturday night. Now they are faced with having to beat one of the best KAZ’S FOOTBALL FORECAST
55-The Chain Gang defense swarms Bridge City’s Ashton Hunter. RECORD PHOTOS: Meri Elen Jacobs.
The Orangefield Bobcats led by quarterback Eric Truncale, #7, racked up 162 yards rushing including two long touchdown carries of 83 and 45 yards beat the Buna Cougars 27-20. RECORD PHOTO: Ty Manuel.
LCM receiver Casey Viator catches a 31 yard touchdown pass from Shae Richards against the Central Jaguars. Viator had 6 catches for 88 yards receiving on the night. RECORD PHOTO: Ty Manuel.
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Mustangs stampede BC Cardinals, 46-0 Even though the Mustangs were plagued with the “stomach bug” Friday night, they were able FOR THE RECORD to overcome while the Bridge City Cardinals were bitten by the “Mustang bug” that they were never able to overcome. The Mustangs won, 46-0, after another slow start because of the virus. “We performed well with Bridge City coming into our place,” Head Coach Cornel Thompson said. “We had several kids sick around game time but our back-ups responded well and we got after them pretty good.” The Mustangs also had another distraction with celebrating senior night prior to kick-off. Eighteen senior football players were introduced, along with the senior trainers, cheerleaders, Fillies, band members, managers and Silver Studs. The WO-S offense put up big numbers, scoring 46 points in three quarters, with twelve offensive players touching the ball, as they racked up 409 total offensive yards. The defense was also outstanding, holding the Cardinal offense to just 43 yards, 37 of those coming through the air. Bridge City running back Ashton Hunter, who came into the game with 1010 yards for the season, was held to just 13 on 16 carries. Quarterback Jimmy Salter had two rushing touchdowns and also had two passes completed for touchdowns. He finished with his hand in at least 180 offensive yards. He started off the scoring early in the second quarter after moving the ball down the field with a 19-yard run by Quentin Tezeno, a 14-yard pass to J’Marcus Rhodes and a 9-yard pass to Dre Spencer before taking it across the goal line from three yards out. Just three minutes later, Rhodes snagged a BC Daniel Faulk pass and returned it 39 yards for the second score. Rodickson
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teams in District 20-4A just to grab that final playoff spot. The Pirates are comfortably in the playoffs, but can’t lose any momentum in this cross-county rivalry. DEWEYVILLE over GROVETON The Pirates need to win this final regular-season game to earn a berth in the state playoffs. They’ve had a great season and would put the icing on the cake with a win Friday night in front of their fans at Pirate Stadium. ORANGE COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN over MAGNOLIA LEGACY PREP The Lions will close out another fine season at noon Saturday in Orange after soundly defeating Houston Texas Christian 6215 last week. LAMAR over NICHOLLS STAT If the 3-7 Cardinals are going to win a Southland Conference football game this season, they had better play one of their best games this week against the visiting Colonels from Nicholls State, who have posted only one win in eight games this season. McNEESE STATE over UT-SAN ANTONI The 5-4 Roadrunners played nationally-ranked Louisiana Tech on even terms for three quarters before the No. 22-ranked Bulldogs pulled away for a 51-27 win last week. The Cowboys will have their work cut out, despite the fact UT-SA has dropped
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Cano’s kick was off but the Mustangs still led, 13-0. On the Mustangs next drive Tezeno took the ball as the “Wildcat” quarterback and headed around the right side to the end zone for the third score. Up 19-0 wasn’t enough for Salter going into the locker room so on the last play before the half, he scrambled around until he saw an open lane and took the ball in for another score from eight yards out as time expired before the half. The Cardinals started the second half, kicking to WO-S, who promptly moved the ball 60 yards for the first score of the third quarter. Tremaine Anderson scored on a 21-yard pass from Salter. Back-up quarterback Chase Rutledge scored the last two touchdowns for the Mustangs on a 2-yard run and a 1-yard run. All three of Cano’s kicks were good in the second half. The Mustangs have scored 233 points in district while allowing no points to be scored on them. However, the game that has been talked about since the season started is just around the corner for WO-S. “This one is the one everyone has been waiting for,” Thompson said. “Every week I’ve had to remind them-‘Silsbee is the last game. We can’t look past the one this Friday.’ And now it is here. So I will ask them today, ‘What are we going to do now?’ We have got to be prepared.” Silsbee (8-1, 5-0) comes into the game having lost only their first contest to Port Neches-Groves, 20-21. The Tigers are led by Patrick Reed, who, according to Thompson, is the best quarterback WO-S has seen since the Central game. “The Reed kid has great mobility, a great arm and can throw the length of the field,” Thompson said. “He’s a real athlete.” Reed’s favorite receivers are Montana Garcia, Jordan Holmes and Chris Elam while Floyd Spearman is a threat toting the ball. Their defense, according to Thompson, is very similar to the Mustangs, where they swarm the ball. Tiger nose guard Seth Adams leads the defense with Elam and Garcia rounding out the corners.“I’ve been in all the contests against Silsbee and they
have all been good games,” Thompson said. “We’ll be playing there and it may just come down to who makes the last mistake. I’m going to tell our guys that if you don’t bring your ‘A’ game, don’t get on the bus.” The big match-up will be at Silsbee’s Tiger Stadium Friday night at 7 pm. Tickets will not be on sale at the WO-S athletic office but will have to be purchased Friday prior to the game at the gate. Admission will be $4 for adults and $2 for students. The Stallions beat all three Cardinal teams last Thursday with the 7th and 8th B team winning 16-0, the 7th A team winning, 28-8 and the 8th A team coming from behind to win, 24-22. The ninth grade team also made a comeback with 1:03 left in the game to win it, 10-8. WO-S scored a safety 4:42 left in the fourth when BC snapped the ball out of the end zone. Then JaDarrius Thompson scored a TD from 4 yards out to tie it and Payton Robertson caught the two-point conversion from Maliki Hodge to seal the victory. Offensive standouts were Thompson, Robertson, Hodge and David Webb. Defensive standouts were Robertson, Webb and Jovontae Johnson. The freshmen team finishes the season with an overall record of 7-2 and a district record of 5-0, making them the district champs. The JV team beat Bridge City, 36-8. Dee Wolfford scored on a 32-yard run to start the scoring and Dillon Sterling-Cole ran in the two-point conversion. Sterling-Cole also threw a touchdown pass to Jermaine Mitchell for 18 yards, had a 28 yard touchdown run, another two-point conversion and two touchdown passes to Caleb Collins-a 36-yarder and a 60-yarder to finish the game. Outstanding players for the JV team were Stephen Tims, Marco Jaganathan, Sterling-Cole, Collins and Mitchell. The JV team will combine with the freshmen to finish out the season Thursday night at home against the Silsbee Tigers. Kickoff will be at 6 pm. The Mustangs will need all of their fans to be at Friday’s game in Silsbee, cheering the entire game. Come out and show your support.
its last four games in a row. But the losses were to Rice, San Jose State, Utah State and Louisiana Tech.
over Texas Southern, Alabama over Texas A&M, Oregon over California, Notre Dame over Boston College, LSU over Mississippi State, Ohio State over Wisconsin, Georgia over Auburn, Florida over Louisiana-Lafayette, Clemson over Maryland, South Carolina over Arkansas, Louisville over Syracuse, Oregon State over Stanford, USC over Arizona State, Boise State over Hawaii, Nebraska over Penn State, Oklahoma State over West Virginia, Arizona over Colorado, UCLA over Washington State, San Diego State over Air Force, Akron over Massachusetts, Alabama A&M over Jackson State, Arkansas Pine-Bluff over Grambling State, Rutgers over Army, BYU over Idaho, Western Michigan over Buffalo, Central Michigan over Eastern Michigan, Cincinnati over Temple, Colorado State over UNLV, Western Kentucky over Florida Atlantic, Fresno State over Nevada, North Carolina over Georgia Tech, Minnesota over Illinois, Wisconsin over Indiana, Iowa over Purdue, Kent State over Miami, O., Arkansas State over Louisiana-Monroe, Marshall over UAB, Tulane over Memphis, Virginia over Miami, Vanderbilt over Ole Miss, Missouri over Tennessee, Troy over Navy, New Mexico over Wyoming, San Jose State over New Mexico State, Wake Forest over North Carolina State, Washington over Utah. PRO PICKS—Indianapolis over Jacksonville (Thurs.); Houston over Chicago, Atlanta over New Orleans, Detroit over Minnesota, Denver over Carolina, San Diego over Tampa Bay, Miami over Tennessee, New England over Buffalo, Baltimore over Oakland, NY Giants over Cincinnati, Seattle over NY Jets, San Francisco over St. Louis, Dallas over Philadelphia, Pittsburgh over Kansas City (Monday Night). Open dates for Atlanta, Cleveland, Green Bay and Washington.
HIGH SCHOOL—Hamshire-Fannett over Hardin-Jefferson, Beaumont Central over Nederland, Beaumont Ozen over Lumberton, Livingston over Port Neches-Groves, LaPorte over Port Arthur Memorial, Beaumont West Brook over Baytown Sterling, Jasper over Center, Anahuac over Kountze, Newton over Woodville, East Chambers over Hardin, Kirbyville over Warren, HullDaisetta over Colmesneil, Iola over West Hardin, West Sabine over Grapeland, Mount Enterprise over Evadale, Tenaha over Sabine Pass, Tomball Concordia Lutheran over Beaumont Kelly, Tomball Rosehill Christian over Beaumont Legacy, Chester over High Island, Katy over Memorial, North Shore over Deer Park, Brenham over Caney Creek, Crosby over New Caney Porter, Dayton over Humble Summer Creek, C.E. King over Humble, Barbers Hill over New Caney, Cleveland over Shepherd, Tarkington over Liberty, Huffman over Splendora, La Marque over Stafford. COLLEGE—Ohio over Bowling Green (Wed.); Florida State over Virginia Tech and Arkansas State over Louisiana-Monroe ( Both Thurs.); Pittsburgh over Connecticut (Fri.); Sam Houston State over Northwestern State, Stephen F. Austin over Southeastern Louisiana, Louisiana Tech over Texas State, North Texas over South Alabama, Oklahoma over Baylor, Texas over Iowa State, Texas Tech over Kansas, Kansas State over TCU, Tulsa over Houston, SMU over Southern Miss, Central Florida over UTEP, Mississippi Valley State over Prairie View, Alcorn State
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ter in the second half of their game against the Buffalo Bills. The Cowboys defense, which appears to be getting better with each game, held the Falcons to a single touchdown, but allowed their offense to get close enough for Bridge City’s Matt Bryant to attempt half-adozen field goals. The former Bridge City Cardinal made four of those three pointers which spelled the difference in Atlanta’s 19-13 win over the Pokes. Oddly enough, his two misses equaled the number he failed to convert during the entire 2011 season on 29 attempts. The Cowboys were able to manage only one touchdown against the Falcons which came with only 5:21 left in the game and reduced their deficit at the time to 16-13. Dallas’ defense stiffened on Atlanta’s next series, but cornerback Orlando Scandrick missed an easy tackle on a third and long situation that resulted in a first down. Three plays later the Cowboys appeared to have Atlanta stopped, but Scandrick was
called for defensive holding, giving Atlanta new life at the Cowboys’ 38-yard line. Atlanta ran several plays and on a fourth down, Bryant booted a 32-yard field goal with 17 seconds left, putting the final nail in the Cowboys’ coffin. The loss was the second in a row for the Pokes and fourth in the last five games as they failed to take advantage of the NFC East Division-leading New York Giants 24-20 loss at home to the surging Pittsburgh Steelers. The Cowboys fell to 3-5 at the half-way point in the season and must travel to Philadelphia Sunday for a game against the Eagles. The Texans started very slowly, stopping themselves with six of their seven penalties in the first half, and for the first time this season lost the battle for time of possession in the first half. The Bills had the football for 15 minutes, 46 seconds while Houston wasn’t far behind with 14 minutes, 14 seconds. Houston kept stopping itself with penalties in the first half and managed to score only a
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single touchdown, keeping the defense-inept Bills in the game 7-6 at halftime. Actually Buffalo remained within striking distance after three quarters, 14-9. A huge problem that faced the Texans was the fact the super running back Arian Foster had been slowed by a touch of the flu that had gone around the team during the last couple of weeks. And his back-up, Ben Tate didn’t play because of an injury, leaving that job for newcomer Justin Forsett. But an ill Arian Foster is still better than a team having healthy running backs as he ground out 111 yards on 24 carries and scored on a threeyard touchdown run. His 10 rushing touchdowns are the most in the NFL this season. Head Coach Gary Kubiak tried to set the team straight during his speech in the locker room at halftime. “We hurt ourselves in the first half,” quarterback Matt Schaub told the Houston Chronicle after the game. “When you do that, it’s hard to make up for it no matter who you are or who you’re playing.” Schaub continued to play smart football completing 19of-27 passes for 268 yards, two touchdown and zero interceptions with a 126.8 quarterback rating. His favorite target was wide receiver Andre Johnson, who hauled in eight passes for 118 yards, with six of the catches producing first downs. Tight ends Owen Daniels and Garrett Graham caught touchdown passes. The Texans are now 39-5 under Kubiak when they run the football at least 30 times. The 71,698 fans appeared uneasy that the team didn’t blow out Buffalo the way they expected them to. But the 21-9 win was by 12 points which was more than the 10 ½- points the Texans were favored by the Vegas Boys.
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Ethan cashes check in first tournament Not long after my back door neighbor, Trey Smith, sold his home and bought a place on Cow bayou, we were discussing the obvious benefits of having not only water, but bass at your own back door as well. “One of the most unexpected benefits was the number of youngsters in the neighborhood that also loved to fish and they really shortened my learning curve,” said Smith. As he began dissecting and patterning his new digs, the youngsters that already lived in the area began making their way to his bulkhead after school to talk fishing and occasionally join him on one of his afternoon outings. The fact that Trey is equally passionate about fast bass boats only added to his popularity. “They were a great resource for me in learning more about the bayou,” pointed out Smith. “Even if they couldn’t fish with me a few hours, I knew they were going to be at the dock when I got back.” They would share anything new they had learned and knew that Trey was always good for everything from teaching them a new technique to handing out lures that worked for him. It was during the course of that previously mentioned discussion that Smith announced
without any reservations, “Some of these kids can really fish, but there is one that is as crazy about it as I am and he is a sponge when it comes to soaking up and processing new information.” Shortly thereafter, Smith and this young protégé, Hunter Gothia, teamed up and currently fish as many team circuits as their work schedules permit. “He has developed his own individual strengths,” points out Smith, “but even more importantly in team fishing, our styles complement each other and we waste very little fishing time on the water.” The kicker to all of this is that the team member riding shotgun with Trey as they raced down the bayou last Saturday morning in a Sabine river tournament was not Hunter.At least for one event, Hunter had yielded his seat to Trey’s son, eight year old Ethan! “He was excited,” said Trey, “and I couldn’t have been prouder. There was never any doubt that the jerky, fruit rolls and drinks on board were as important to him as what was tied on the end of his line, but he fished well.” It was Ethan’s first bass tournament and while I am certain he could care less, he can only go down from this point on as he and his Dad won the event. This was the last tournament of the year for the Louisiana based club and the Smith duo cashed the first place check with a five bass limit that weighed 8.28 pounds. Congratulations Ethan and Happy Birthday! The numbers posted in the tournament were good news for area bass fishermen as all 605 W. Roundbunch Bridge City, TX 77611
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15 entries weighed in at least one keeper bass and it took a seven pound bag to make the top three. The largest bass was a very respectable 3.23 pound bass. The bass fishing has been very consistent over the past three weeks. The only complaint on the saltwater scene has been that you can only keep two flounder per day throughout the month of November. It hasn’t been all that difficult to quickly limit of late and the fish have been very solid. Jason Teal fished Gulp swimming mullets off the revetment wall Monday and Tuesday for no longer than thirty minutes to limit each morning. “The first morning I had my two keepers in ten minutes and the second morning it would
have been even faster, but I culled one because it was barely lip hooked and in good condition.” His two fish Monday totaled just over six pounds and this two fish Tuesday weighed almost nine pounds! Apparently there is no longer an acute shortage of the Gulp mullet as I received a number of calls and emails from folks that said they are finally able to find it in several different stores. Eric Ronning said that they just received 500 packages and 25 buckets over at Daily’s Hunt N Fish. Once the Cameron flounder bite gets a little more consistent it will, however, disappear again in a hurry!
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any easier for 9-0 ‘Bama when the host Texas A&M (7-2) Saturday. Things remained pretty much the same at the top of this week’s Associated Press Collegiate Football Poll with Alabama, Oregon, Kansas State and Notre Dame retaining the top four places in this week’s poll. Georgia moved up two posts to No. 5, tied with Ohio State who was in sixth place last week, No. 7 Florida and No. 8 Florida State each jumped one notch, LSU dropped four places to No. 9 and Clemson retained its No. 10 position. Texas A&M moved up one place to No. 15, Texas moved back into the poll at No. 19 and Texas Tech slipped five spots to No. 25. JUST BETWEEN US…With this being the final weekend of the regular high school football season, there still are several unanswered questions facing some of our local teams. The undefeated West Orange-Stark Mustangs journey to Silsbee Friday night to decide the District 21-3A champion. Both teams boast 5-0 league worksheets and have both secured a playoff berth. In the meantime Orangefield and Bridge City will battle for the traditional Bayou Bowl Championship, with the winner landing the district’s No. 3 playoff berth. The Little Cypress-Mauriceville Bears need a win over the Vidor Pirates Friday to nab the fourth and final playoff spot in District 20-4A. The Pirates already have qualified for the playoffs. Deweyville has an important game at home Friday night against Groveton. A Pirate win will put them in the state playoffs. And the Orange Community Christian Lions are in a three-way tie for the district title and are headed for the playoffs. Head Coach Ben Yurcho will have a better idea of the Lions’ playoff position if they defeat Magnolia Legacy Prep Saturday at noon in Orange. So there ought to be plenty of football playoff action for Orange Area schools after the regular season concludes this weekend.
And the Texans remained as the NFL’s leader in time of possession at the end of the game with 34:03 compared to Buffalo’s 25:57. Houston did not do well when it played before a national Sunday night audience against the Green Bay Packers back on Oct. 14. This Sunday night the Texans head for the Windy City to meet the Chicago Bears, who also boast a 7-1 record like Houston. The early line by our Vegas Boys has the Bears favored by one point. KWICKIES…Orange native Earl Thomas and his Seattle Seahawks’ teammates have been rather rude hosts to the NFL teams that venture to Seattle. The Dallas Cowboys were humbled 27-7 on Sept. 16, Green Bay lost 14-12 Sept. 24 thanks to the replacement referees, New England was nipped 24-23 on Oct. 14 and the Minnesota Vikings felt their wrath Sunday 30-20. The Seahawks stand at 5-4 and will host the New York Jets Sunday in a 3:05 p.m. game. Mack Brown got somewhat of a vote of confidence when his Texas Longhorns went up to Lubbock Saturday and upset Texas Tech 31-22 after being a 5 ½-point underdog. There was some unrest among the Longhorn Faithful after losses to West Virginia and Oklahoma earlier this season. The road doesn’t get any smoother for the Longhorns with Iowa State, TCU and undefeated Kansas State remaining on the 2012 schedule. Undefeated and No. 1 Alabama received quite a scare in Baton Rouge Saturday night when the LSU Tigers stymied the Crimson Tide during most of the second half until quarterback A.J. McCarron drove his team in the final 94 seconds of the game to the game-winning touchdown for a 21-17 victory over the No. 5-ranked Bayou Bengals and threw his hat into the ring as a Heisman Trophy candidate. Things won’t get
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It’s the final week of the regular season for our local area football teams, and it always seems to come down to match-ups that are interesting and meaningful to anyone who is paying attention. The playoff picture is almost all the way in focus. We’ve seen some dominate, some stumble and some get back up off of the mat to keep themselves in the fight. Post-season lives are at stake as we come around the final turn. The West Orange-Stark Mustangs (9-0, 5-0) have been the standard bearer for excellence all year long. Last week, Coach Thompson and the crew hosted and defeated the Bridge City Cardinals 46-0. It was another signature win
for the Mustangs as they posted another shutout to remain undefeated. Jimmy Salter came through once again on offense, accounting for three scores alone. The real story was the infamous “Chain-Gang Defense,” completely shutting down the Cardinal offense. The Mustangs are already a lock for the post-season slot, so they’ll be playing for pride and perfection when they hit the road this Friday at 7:00 p.m. against Silsbee. Wouldn’t you know it, Silsbee actually has a good chance of winning and have played solid all year. WOS definitely wants to carry their momentum into the playoffs, and Silsbee is the only one left who can create a mark on the Mustang’s impressive record.
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Coming off a bad 46-0 loss on the road at WOS, the Bridge City Cardinals (4-5, 3-2) are going to need to have amnesia if they want to stay alive in the hunt moving forward. The offense wasn’t able to execute like they had in previous weeks, but it was all due to the swarming defense employed by a historically stingy Mustang defense. The Cardinals still have a chance to play later on, but you know there’s got to be a catch. The Cards are hosting the Orangefield Bobcats in the “Bayou Bowl” this Friday at 7 p.m. This is where the plot thickens. Last week, Coach Smalley lead the team to a predictable win versus Buna. The OrangeField Bobcats (45, 2-3) can play the spoiler for the Cardinals if they beat them in the head-to-head game this Friday. A win would make them even recordwise, district and non-district, and would natu-
rally give them the tie-breaker if a slot would be available. The “Bayou Bowl” has produced numerous classic games with triumph, heartbreak and all the bells and whistles for everyone who has tracked it through the years. Its fitting that these two rivals square off like this. You get a chance to see who wants it more, and that doesn’t mean you’ll win either. The game is at Bridge City at 7 p.m. The Little Cypress-Mauricevile Bears (4-5, 3-3) took a loss against Central 44-28 last week. This pretty much shuts the door on their postseason chances. They host the Vidor Pirates (8-1, 5-1) this week and the forecast isn’t good. Coach Matthews and the Pirates have been dominating all year, and their methodical running attack won’t be stopped come game-time. The game is this Friday at 7:30 p.m. and though the Pirates are already a lock for the playoffs, both teams will undoubtedly play hard and to the victor goes the glory.
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The 2012-2013 general hunting season opened up just as hot as most had hoped for and in some cases it was even better than one could dream. The mass exodus from all the major towns for openFOR THE RECORD ing weekend is only dwarfed by a storm evacuation, and that may still be cutting it close. All the major traffic arteries take on the look of a rolling sporting goods store as trailers are loaded down with any and every conceivable hunting tool known to man. ATV’s and coolers are probably the most traveled items and it seems like every vehicle on the road is either carrying, towing, or dragging one along. One of the more popular destinations for hunters during opening weekend and beyond is the Texas hill country where the deer populations are staggering. Many of the counties in this deer rich portion of the state were fortunate enough to get timely rains during the year and that has enabled the natural vegetation to remain in good shape for the deer herds. The drought from last season has still lingered around in a few areas but for the most part this area of the state has flourished. Many of the deer hunters I spoke with said the deer population was doing well and the average antler growth was something to be excited about. I received text messages all weekend from various deer blinds as hunters took pictures of some really nice deer. All I can say is if opening weekend was this good it may be unreal once the rut kicks into high gear. Hopefully some cooler weather with be here soon and decide to stay around for a while, that should get things really going. On a complete opposite end of the spectrum as far as geography goes was another large population of Texas hunters, the waterfowlers. For several weeks now duck and goose hunters have been being bombarded with good news and predictions of record numbers of ducks. So far those forecasts have been rather accurate and get stronger every day. A great barometer to help judge just how many birds are in the area is by checking on hunter success rates at public hunting areas like J.D. Murphree. Over the weekend local hunters averaged 3.5 birds on Saturday and 4.5 birds per hunter on Sunday which is very good on public lands. Farther down the coast and onto the prairie the hunting was absolutely fantastic. I spoke to Bink Grimes who guides for Bill Sherrill Waterfowl near Wharton and they had a phenomenal opening weekend as all 8 groups on both Saturday and Sunday shot limits rather quickly. Gadwall, widgeon, and teal filled most of the straps along with several pintails. The population of geese, especially speckled bellied geese, is building in that area with each passing front. Snow geese are beginning to trickle in along with the Sandhill cranes. The overall numbers of ducks and geese for this early in the season are very impressive and will do nothing but continue to grow. The lack of water to our north along with some much needed cold weather will usher in a potentially record number of ducks to the state of Texas in the coming weeks and that is certainly music to the ears of every waterfowl hunter I know.
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Lamar University registration begins for Spring 2013 Registration begins this week for Lamar University’s winter mini-session and Spring 2013 semester. Academic advisement for current students began last week and is continuing. Registration for special populations – which includes athletes, honors students, seniors and students with disabilities – begins Thursday, Nov. 8. Open registration begins Thursday, Nov. 15. Students are encouraged to register for classes as soon as possible so that they will be able to take the classes they want at the times that are most convenient for them. For the winter mini-session, online classes will run from Dec. 13 through Jan. 11. Online minisession classes will provide a convenient option for students who want to complete an additional course in a short time period but may be traveling during the holiday break. Spring classes will begin Thursday, Jan. 17 with the final class day on May 6. Course schedules for both the winter mini-session and spring semester may be viewed at lamar. edu/schedules. Current students may register online at lamar.edu using their student identification number and personal identification number (PIN) to log in to Self-Service Banner. In SelfService Banner, students also can use Degree Audit to check their intended course schedule in light of their degree plan to make sure they are on track to graduate in a timely manner. New students must apply and be admitted to Lamar University before registering for classes. Returning students who did not enroll for Fall 2012 must file for readmission by updating their admission application at applytexas.org. Most students also must meet with an academic advisor before registering. New students and those returning after a break in enrollment must submit all application materials no later than 5 p.m. Jan. 4 to enroll for the spring semester. Students also must comply with Texas Senate Bill 1107, which requires all students under age 30 who attend on-campus classes to receive a vaccination against bacterial meningitis or meet specific criteria for declining a vaccination. The requirement also applies to returning students who were not enrolled for Fall 2012. More information on how to comply with this requirement may be found at beacardinal.lamar.edu/bacterial-meningitis. Prospective students can learn more about how to become a student at BeACardinal.com. Lamar University, a comprehensive public university, offers more than 100 degree programs leading to bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees.
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Salem United Methodist Church
9788 F.M. 105 Orangefield, 409-735-3113 Pastor Forrest Wood Sun.: Bible Study - 9:30 a.m., Worship Service - 10:30 a.m., Evening Worship- 6:30 p.m. Wed.: Midweek Meal- 5:30 p.m., Praise & Prayer - 6:30 p.m. Youth & Children Activities, 7:15 p.m. - Choir Practice Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.fbcof.com
402 W. John Ave. 409-883-2611 Is there something missing in your life? Are you seeking answers? Do you need a spiritual foundation? God’s got a Blessing with your name on it! Come worship with us! 11 a.m. Sunday morning Wacky Bible Study--Tuesday at noon Evening Bible Study--Wednesday--6 p.m. Studying “This Place Called Heaven” for the next weeks, beginning Sunday, July 22. Reverend Dr. Carolyn McCall, Pastor
St. Paul United Methodist Church 1155 W. Roundbunch Rd., Bridge City 409- 735-5546 Pastor Brad Morgan email@example.com Sun. Mornings: Worship Experience - 8:15 a.m.; Sunday School - 9:30 a.m.; Worship - 10:45 a.m. (Nursery provided at all services) For Mid & Sr. High Youth Sun. Afternoon: 3:30 to 6 p.m. Sun. Evening : Taizé Service - 7 p.m. For Children Ages 4–10 on Wednesday evening – 6 to 7 p.m. – JAM (Jesus & Me) Club
First United Methodist Church Orange 502 Sixth Street 886-7466 8 a.m. - Worship in Chapel 9 a.m. - Celebration Service in Praise Center 10 a.m. - Sunday School for all ages 11 a.m. - Worship in Sanctuary 5 p.m. - UMYF & Kids Pastor: Rev. John Warren Director of Music & Fine Arts: Doug Rogers Organist: Justin Sanders Director of Youth and Christian Education: Allisha Bonneaux www.fumcorange.org
Harvest Chapel 1305 Irving Street, Orange 409-882-0862 Ruth Logan Burch, Pastor Sun. Morning 10 & 11 a.m. Evening Service 6 p.m. Wednesday Service 6 p.m. Gospel Singing first Friday of the each month.
West Orange Christian Church 900 Lansing Street, W.O. 409-882-0018 Sunday School - 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship 10:40 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday Evening - 6 p.m. “Our church family welcomes you!”
Echo Church 1717 FM 3247, Orange 409-735-8580 Pastor George A. Cruse Jr. Sunday Service 10:30 a.m. Praise & Worship Contemporary music! Come as you are!
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: Rebekah Spell 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 www.fbcbc.org 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”
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Little Cypress Baptist Church, located at 3274 Little Cypress Drive in Orange, will host a gospel music concert by the ‘Singing Men of Southeast Texas,’ Thursday evening, 7 p.m. on Nov. 8. The group consists of some 30 men who come together from all over southeast Texas to perform their favorite gospel music. Admission is free, but a love offering will be accepted. CD’s will be available for purchase. For directions or more information, call 886-8905
Wesley UMC to host Christmas Bazaar Wesley United Methodist Church, located at 401 N 37th Street in Orange, is having their annual Christmas Bazaar from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10. There will be unique gifts, decorations, crafts, pecans, walnuts, links, taco soup (frozen to go), sweets and much more. Door prizes will be given throughout the day.
Altar Society to host Gift Shop, Luncheon The Women of St. Mary Altar Society will host this annual Gift Shop and Gumbo Luncheon from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 15 at the St. Mary Parish Hall, located at 912 W. Cherry Ave. in Orange. Meal tickets will be available at the door for $7, gumbo will be served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Takeout orders will be available with containers furnished. The meal will consist of gumbo, rice, crackers, potato salad, cake dessert and tea. A silent auction will be held throughout the luncheon. They will also be hosting a raffle; tickets are available for a $1 donation. The winner need not be present and the drawing will be held on Dec. 6, 2012. Items included in the raffle are: first prize - Emerson 32’ LCD Flat Screen Digital TV; second prize - Desk Jet Wireless Printer, Scanner and Copier; third prize - Sentry Safe Fire and Water-
Fall Craft Show Saturday, November 17 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Hand-Crafted Candles, Scented Soaps, Wreaths & Floral Arrangements Thanksgiving and Christmas Decorations Hand-Painted Children’s Wooden Chairs Religous & Home Decorations Jewelry High Quality Pre-Owned Merchandise Included Homemade Cakes, Pies and Candy
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St. Mark Lutheran Church 945 West Roundbunch Bridge City, TX 77611
Church to host last Playday Buckle Series Cowboy Church of Orange County will be hosting its next Playday Buckles Series Nov. 17. Events will be cloverleaf barrels, poles, straight barrels, and speed race. Buckles will be awarded for overall high point for each age group, also first, second and third place awards. Three of the four events and two of the three playdays must be completed to be eligible for the awards. Mutton bustin’ will also be awarded a buckle and prizes. Special classes include lead line and stick horse race with awards given also. All participants must compete in two of the three playdays to be eligible for awards. Sleeved shirt required, also current negative coggins and a signed release. For more information, contact Jackie at (409)423-9724, or visit the Cowboy Church of Orange County website.
St. Mark Fall Arts and Craft Show
St. Mark Lutheran Church will hold a Fall Arts and Craft Show from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17. Items in the show will feature a beautiful hand made quilt that is on display in the church lobby and will be raffled after the show. Tickets sold at the show will be six for $5 or $1 each. Other items include hand crafted wreaths and floral arrangements, hand poured candles, scented soaps, Thanksgiving and Christmas decorations, hand painted children’s chairs, religious and home decor, jewelry, and also pre-owned high quality merchandise. Home made baked goods also available. St. Mark is located at 945 W. Roundbunch in Bridge City. For more information or questions, please contact Kathy Viator at 738-3730 or Pat Greene 722-6655.
First UMC to host MOPS The local Mothers of Preschoolers group (affectionately known as MOPS) invites you to join them one Tuesday a month 9:30 a.m. to noon September through May in the First United Methodist Church Praise Center located on the corner of 5th and Pine. MOPS is designed to nurture EVERY mother with children from infancy to kindergarten through guest speakers, mentor moments, creative activities, breakfast, discussion time, play groups and more. Members come from all walks of life, but share one desire---to be great moms! You don’t have to be a Methodist, just a mom. Free childcare is provided during meetings. For more information and dates, please contact FUMC Orange at 409-886-7466 or find more information on the web at www.mops.org or www. fumcorange.org.
St. Paul UMC to sell cookbooks St. Paul United Methodist Church is selling homegrown, local cookbooks. All of the recipes come from members. The cookbook has tried and true recipes. The cost is $20 and all proceeds go to our mission funds. Please call the church 735-5546 or come by from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and pick up a copy.
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MISCELLANEOUS ‘JUGG’S PITCHING MACHINE, like new, auto feeder, throws 90 MPH, fast & curve balls etc., paid $2,500, used vey little, will sell for $1,000 for all, great buy! (409) 474-1518. WANTED OLD METAL MANUAL Typewriters, parts only. Working condition not important, just the keys. Chrome band around keys. 20 to 30 dollars depending on condition of keys 745-0907. TV CABINET W/GLASS DOORS, $50; computer desk w/shelves, $70; complete full size bed, $80, (409) 7452003. MOVING SALE! 35” Sony TV, Cloth office chairs, Singer sewing machine, 2 baker’s racks, decorative cabinet, vanity stool, stereo components w/cabinet, Ping Golf clubs, Golf practice equip., assorted putters and drivers, floor fans, solid wood curio cabinets, decorative bird houses, new Poker game set (in case), nice oval computer desk, Morgan Jetted Spa, full mattress, Solid Oak Texaco chairs, Solid Pine Texaco desk, grandfather clock, Come See, (409) 735-6159. PETS & LIVESTOCK FOUND FEMALE CAT, fluffy and white, showed up on Paula St., BC, 735-4601. MED. SIZE MIXED BREED PUPPIES, about 9 weeks old, had 1st. vaccination, wormed, will start heart worm soon, (409) 746-9502. FREE BLUE HEALER, found in Linscomb Rd. area, (409) 745-2470. GOLDEN RETRIEVER MIX,,
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F, spayed, (409) 746-9502. FOUND YELLOW LAB, female, red collar, found on Pine Bluff in the Little Cypress area off 3247 from Hwy 87, ned to find owner or free to good home, can’t keep, (409) 779-9122. RESCUE DOGS, spayed & neutered, needing good homes. Pet food donations welcome. 746-9502. APARTMENTS MAGNOLIA TRACE APTS., Bridge City, now renting upstairs $650 W/ $500 dep. We are locally owned and take pride in our Apartments. We keep them very nice, clean and updated. walking distance tomain road with major stores, but far enough for quietness.! 2/1 With laundry room for hookups inside Apt. Call(409) 886-1737, leave message. NICE BC 1 BEDROOM, small, very clean, in nice neighborhood. Cathederal ceilings w/ track lighting & Ceiling fan, all S.S. appliances, granite counter tops, self cleaning oven, dish washer. Bathroom has linen closet and built-in vanity, all ceramic tile floors. Living area downstairs, black spiral staircase leads to loft bedroom, new CA/H, nice patio & yard, concrete parking, yard maintenance included, No Pets, $500 monthly + $300 dep. + elec. & water, call for an appointment @ (409) 7356277 or 626-1968. (ss) 1 BEDROOM DUPLEX APT., in BC, 480 Blueberry, CA/H, 1 car Garage, some appliances, $650 monthly + $400 dep., (409) 963-5594. COMMERCIAL 5 OFFICES with small warehouse for rent, $1,100 monthly, would consider renting separately, call (409) 735-6970 for more information.
30X30’ COMMERCIAL BUILD. 280 E. Roundbunch Rd., BC, $450 monthly (409) 738-2919. 1,500 SQ. FT. BUILD FOR RENT, Hwy 1442 by Hwy 105, $800 monthly, 735-5232. HOME RENTALS EXTRA NICE BRICK 3/2 home, Lg. living room, CA/H, Lg. yard, near fishing, carpet and ceramic tile, quiet neighborhood, only $850 monthly w/ $800 dep., (409) 735-2030.
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utility room, porch off back, sunroom, 12’ x 16’ work shop building in rear, $63,900, (409) 738-2412. (10/31)
2/1 AND 3/1 AND 3/2 IN OFISD, 1 block from schools, Large lot, W./D hookups, No Pets, $400 and $550 and $650 monthly + dep., (409) 7208699 or 735-6701. (12/14)
NICE BRICK ORANGE HOME on corner lot, 3/2/2, 2404 Post Oak Lane, LCMISD, garden room overlooking back yard, family room (17’x19’), 2 walk-ins in master bdrm. , shower and jetted tub in master bath, open concept kitchen and breakfast room, fireplace, tile / laminated and carpeted floors, fenced back yard, 2 cooling systems, $230,000, for more info call Edee @ (409) 670-9272.
3/2 M.H. IN BC, in Shady Estates, CA/H, laundry room, stove & refrig., appliances, clean inside and out, excellent cond., $725 monthly (includes water and garbage) + (1st. & last), References Req., (409) 474-1518 or 474-2252.
BRICK 3/2/2 IN BRIDGE CITY, beautiful custom kitchen w/ all new black appliances, 2 living areas, all updated, on 1 acre, practically fenced, available 11/19, $1,100 monthly + $900 dep., 2430 Granger, call (409) 553-3332 for appointment to see.
CLEAN AND NEAT M.H. 2/1 IN OFISD, (409) 735-5261 or 735-3606. HOME SALES 3/2 PORT ARTHUR HOME, 2,200 sq. ft., formal living & dining rooms, utility rm., kitchen has 10’ breakfast bar, bonus room off kitchen, lots of storage, security system, home sits on a 100’ x 300’ lot, fenced back yard, No Owner Finace, $75,000, call (409) 720-9463 for more info.
3/2 NEAR SCHOOLS, Lg. back yard, CA/H, $850 monthly w/ $800 dep., (409) 735-2030. 3/1 IN BRIDGE CITY, 265 Kibbe Ave., all built-in appliances including washer & dryer, fenced yard, outdoor kitchen & patio, $1,100 monthly + dep., (409) 7358257.
BRIDGE CITY 4/2/2, 165 E. Darby, 1653 sq. ft., .43 acre, $139,000, will consider owner financing w/ adequate down, remodel in progress with a goal of mid-September. (409) 313-6005.
3/2/2 BRICK tile throughout, Granite, fenced yard, BCISD, $1,200 monthly w/ $1,000 dep., (409) 735-2030. BEAUTIFUL 3/2/2 BRICK home, 2 living areas, all updated appliances, Lg. fenced yard, 2430 Granger Dr., BC, $1,000 monthly + $900 dep., available 11/19, call for appointment at (409) 553-3332.
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• The Record • Week of Wednesday, November 7, 2012
BC Band sweeps three years in a row
Penny LeLeux For The Record
A sweepstakes band is one that receives a score of one in not only the marching contest, but also the concert and sight reading contests. Not an easy task. This year, the Bridge City High School Band not only made sweepstakes, but they have done it for three years straight. “This is the first time in the history of the school they have made it three times in a row,” said Russell Tipton, the band director. Back in the 70s, the school did win two back to back sweepstakes titles, but hadn’t repeated the feat until last year. “Every other year you’re eligible to advance to the area competition, which is our version of the playoffs,” said Tipton. “We went to the area contest in Nacogdoches last Saturday and was actually selected as an area finalist.” Tipton said all the bands march and are ranked one through however many bands there are. The top 10 march again in the afternoon and are re-ranked. The top four advance to the state competition. Bridge City was ranked seventh in the afternoon.
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“We were within a narrow margin of making the state marching contest within the gap between third place and us,” said Tipton. He said it was nice for the kids because they haven’t been selected as a finalist since 2004 or 2005. “It was a good accomplishment for the kids to be a part of that process and see how they stack up against the bands in the area.” This is Tipton’s third year as band director at Bridge City. He has two staff members: Tami Goss and Brenda Legendre. Our next thing we’ll be participating in is called the All-Region contest. That’s an individual contest where they work up eight tunes or studies that are selected by the state and then they compete with other kids within the region individually. It’s sort of the same playoff situation. They put the kids in chair order, and then the top bunch of chairs is selected into area.” He said students advancing to area will compete in January. Those advancing from there make the All-State band. “It’s the highest honor that you can get as a kid,” said Tipton. “Last year we had two. This year we look forward to having at least that many.” Out of a band of 82, nine are seniors. “It’s
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growing,” said Tipton. Friday is not only the Bayou Bowl with football rival Orangefield Bobcats; it is also senior night for Bridge City, which is also a special night for the band. The middle school band gets to perform with the high school band. “That’s 235 kids, seventh through 12th grade that will be up there, so it’s kind of neat to get to see the future; what’s coming down the pike so to speak. It’ll be pretty cool.” “It’s a pretty cool thing to watch the band program grow so much. The band has always done well, but to see it grow until it gets state recognition; to see how many kids are interested in it and be involved in it. It’s a really nice thing to be a part of. It’s fun to watch.”
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