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Vol. 52 No. 37 Week of Wednesday, December 12, 2012

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Superintendents prepare for legislative forum Staff Report

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Orange County school district superintendents have released details concerning an upcoming Legislative Forum, which will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, December 13, in the Orange City Council Room at the Orange Public Library, 200 Fifth Street in downtown Orange. All residents are encouraged to attend, whether they have school-age children,

Body of OC woman found by fishermen Debby Schamber For The Record


utopsy results are pending for a Vidor woman who was found by a fisherman in the waters of Pleasure Island. The body of Amber Nicole Guillory, 26, was found approximately Guillory 11:30 a.m. on Friday about three feet from the bank off of North Levee Road. According to Port Arthur Police Chief, Raymond Clark, they are still waiting on the toxicology reports. The cause of her death has not been determined. Guillory was found wearing pajamas, a hoodie and jewelry. “There is no significant trauma to her body,” Clark said. “We believe she had been in the water no more than 24 hours.” Police are asking anyone with information on this case or the events leading up to when Guillory was found is asked to the Port Arthur Police Department at 409-983-8600.

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or not. The topics that will be discussed affect all tax payers, no matter which school district receives their financial support. According to Dr. Pauline Hargrove, Little King Cy press-Mauriceville Superintendent, “Education is always at the top of the priority list when it comes to preserving our liberty and place of leadership in the world. Yet, the $5.4 billion cut to public education funding from the 82nd Legislative Session was one of the most brutal cuts we have ever experienced. With standards, testing, and accountability continuing to increase, we are expected to do far more with much less. Our way of life, based on our educational system, is at a significant crossroads. We, the people, must become informed and involved in order to remain the greatest country on earth.“ Each superintendent will cover a challenge that every district faces. Dr. Stephen Patterson of Orangefield ISD will address spending cuts and other financial obstacles, which are impacting the education of all Texas students. Accountability and Testing will be discussed by Dr. Jay Killgo, the new Vidor ISD Superintendent and longtime principal of Vidor High School. Dr. Pauline Hargrove will explain “Vouchers, School Choice, and the Taxpayers ORANGE COUNTY PAGE 2A

The home of Edgar and Paula Overmyer all lit up for Christmas in Bridge City.


Lookin’ a lot like Christmas Debby Schamber For The Record

A Bridge City couple does what they can at their house to make Christmas a bit merrier and a lot brighter. People passing by their residence at 160 Charles Avenue often stop to look at the many Christmas decorations. Along with the many twinkling lights, there are glittering geese, partying penguins and a spirit-filled snow family. The Peanuts character Snoopy sits prominently on a motorcycle and Santa Claus is truly everywhere. His likeness is seen riding in a train, hunting in a deer blind, sitting in a chair,

Edgar Overmyer adjust Santa Claus’ beard on a Christmas display at his house. RECORD PHOTO: Debby Schamber

climbing a ladder and coming out of a chimney. Edgar and Paula Overmyer have been working on their collection of Christmas decorations for more than seven years and have lived at their current residence for the past two years. Originally they began their collection inside with smaller items throughout the house. As the collection grew inside, the Overmyers decided to take it outside with the snow family being the first of the collection to greet people passing by their house. Edgar said his favorite is the inflated animals decorating a A LOT LIKE PAGE 3A

Small things make Christmas merry

Debby Schamber For The Record

“Great things are done by a series of small things brought together,” said Vincent Van Gogh, and for an Orange couple who has more than 250 pieces in their Christmas Village collection, this is truly a “great thing.” In preparation for the Christmas season, Pat and

Earl Geis began bringing boxes down from the attic around Halloween with a goal to be completely set up by Thanksgiving. But, before any of the pieces were placed, Earl made the frame. Under the frame is the piano or a couch and a nearby fireplace. “Why move it? Just cover it SMALL THINGS


Dr. Howard C. Williams accepts proclaimation from the Orange County Commissioners Court proclaiming December 10th in his name. RECORD PHOTO: Penny Leleux

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“I will continue doing Orange County history until the day I am history,” said Dr. Howard C. Williams when he was honored by the Orange County Commissioners Court declaring Monday “Dr. How-

ard C. Williams Day.” Williams was honored for serving over 20 years as chairman of the Orange County Historical Commission. He is stepping down and retiring from his position. Commissioners named Williams as chairman emeritus. Commissioners also reap-

pointed members of the historical commission and added two new members: Bo Henley of Orangefield and Angela Johnson, who is currently an employee of the veterans’ service office as a case worker. The proclamation, read by HOWARD WILLIAMS PAGE 3A

Earl and Pat Geis have a large collection of Christmas decorations which include small houses, buildings and a carnival.

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North Korea launches long range rocket despite warnings From Staff Reports

SEOUL, South Korea— North Korea defied international warnings and fired a long-range rocket Wednesday, the second launch under its new leader and a clear sign Pyongyang is pushing forward with its quest to develop the technology needed to deliver a nuclear warhead. According to the Associated Press, Pyongyang’s state media quickly claimed that the country had successfully put a peaceful satellite into orbit with its long-range Unha-3 rocket — the North’s stated goal of the launch. But South Korea and Japan said they couldn’t immediately confirm that. The launch was something of a surprise, as North Korea had indicated technical problems with the rocket and recently extended its launch window to Dec. 29. A rocket expert said North Korea’s rocket appeared to have improved on an April launch, which broke apart shortly after liftoff, but that it might be a day before U.S. officials could determine whether a North Korean satellite was circling the Earth. The United Nations, Washington, Seoul and others see the launch as a cover for a test of technology for missiles that could be used to strike the United States.

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Orange County Superintendents will gather for a public forum at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 13 in the Orange City Council Room at the Orange Public Library. Pictured are Vidor ISD Superintendent Dr. Jay Killgo, Orangefield ISD Superintendent Dr. Stephen Patterson, West OrangeCove CISD Superintendent James Colbert, Bridge City ISD Superintendent Mike King and Little Cypress-Mauriceville CISD Superintendent Dr. Pauline Hargrove.

Orange County superintendents Savings Grant,” programs that siphon more funds away from public education, but have no established systems to measure accountability, financial transparency, student performance, and college readiness to ensure a quality education, as there are for public schools.

Superintendent James Colbert, of West Orange-Cove, will give an overview of the six lawsuits addressing inequitable funding that are currently being heard in Texas courts. These involve approximately 600, or two-thirds, of the State’s districts. Bridge

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

City Superintendent, Mike King, will address the Teacher Retirement System and Education Service Centers and the threat to those systems that are posed if current legislative proposals are enacted. This forum is an excellent vehicle for taxpayers and par-

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ents to gain a greater understanding of the public school system and the impact that informed individuals can have on the education of Orange’s greatest natural resource, its children.

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

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County Commissioner Precinct 1 David Dubose, stated Williams came to Orange as a World War II veteran to practice medicine. We developed a passion for local history in the mid1960s. “He put all of his energy into both pursuits to the benefit of Orange County for over 50 years,” said Dubose. Williams has been the guiding force of the Orange County Historical Commission, whose research and documentation has led to the award of over 40 state historical markers in Orange County. Williams has written articles for “Las Sabinas,” the Orange County Historical Commission’s publication. Ae has also written, edited and published two books on Orange County’s history, “Gateway to Texas” and “Picturing Orange.” “We urge all citizens to acknowledge all that he’s done for Orange County and wish him Godspeed in the future,” read Dubose. “Thank you very much. I appreciate the honor,” said Williams. When asked by Orange County Judge Carl Thibodeaux what possessed him to go into history, Williams replied, “I have no earthly idea.” “I was wondering how you developed yourself into a historian,” said Thibodeaux. “I was always kind of interested in history, Texas history,” said Howard. “A good history, you edit it, you don’t write it. My project was just to record it for future generations.” Commissioners reappointed the following to the Orange County Historical Commission: Jerry Pennington, chairman; Betty Harmon, vice chair; Nancy Peveto, vice chair; Dorothy Meadows, secretary; Karen Maddux, recording secretary; Dr. Howard C Williams, chairman emeritus; Granvel Block, Florence Craig, Mark Dunn, Dr. Robert Finch, John King, Jean Long, Mike Louviere, Wayne Prouse Margaret Toal, Juanita Torongo and Leslie Williams. New appointees Bo Henley and Angela Johnson join them. Commissioner Precinct 4 Jody Crump said he appreciated the members taking their time to serve on the committee.

Customs, DPS step up presence on Rio Grande WASHINGTON — Federal and state law enforcement agencies have increased boat patrols on the Rio Grande in recent months due to growing concerns about narcotics and immigrant smuggling. The increased efforts by Customs and Border Protection and the Texas Department of Public Safety are at odds with the position of the U.S. Coast Guard, which has said it provides sufficient presence on the river and isn’t increasing activities. The Coast Guard notified lawmakers at the end of 2011 that its activity on the Rio Grande was sufficient, although that became a topic of questioning at a congressional subcommittee hearing this summer. The DPS launched its maritime patrol program in December 2011, and the last boat added last month. Legislators two years ago pushed the Coast Guard to conduct a study on the need for more assets along the Rio Grande, in light of increasing cartel drug violence and smuggling. The study found only a moderate threat to Americans from cartel activity on the Rio Grande.

A lot like Christmas tree. “But, I really like all of them,” he added. In the future he hopes to add a Santa in recreational vehicle. Plus, the want to make the lights all LED. “They are brighter, last longer and are cheaper to run,” Edgar said. But, for now, the costs incurred are worth it, he says. The Santa Claus in a deer blind is a rare display and is said to be somewhat controversial. The couple were at a local hardware store when they saw it on display, but none on the shelves. So, they asked the manager where they could pur-

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chase the item. They were allowed to purchase the inflated decoration, but were told it had been pulled from the shelves when some people had complained because they were offended by Santa hunting reindeer. On another trip to the hardware store, Edgar was headed to the paint department while his wife, Paula, went straight to the Christmas isle. “Before I knew it, the buggy was full,” he said. She had put a large box into the cart and was ready to add to their collection with a Santa sitting in a chair. Edgar admits, he does it all for his wife.

“She just loves Christmas,” he added. It takes about two weeks for Edgar to complete the display. He works lovingly on the display in between shifts at his job and on his days off from work. But, it is his wife who decides where each item is placed. ‘She’s the straw boss,” he said with a chuckle. The display complete with Christmas music is generally on 24 hours per day. It will continue to be on through New Year’s Day. “If people get enjoyment out if it, we’re happy,” Edgar said. “It’s our way of giving Christmas to the community.”

Small things make Christmas up, “ Pat said. Each building or carnival ride is all wired together in sections and can be turned on by remote control. One by one they bring the boxes downstairs and strategically place the pieces where they belong. Over the years their collections have grown to include pieces from the Thomas Kincaid Collection, Coca-Cola, Department 56 North Pole Collection, Hommel and various pieces from what they call the “mall houses.” Each set of houses has intricate details and through some of the windows families are seen enjoying the holidays. Pat also carefully decorates each shelf with “trees” and “snow.” Earl checks each piece to make sure the lights and motors are in good working condition for the many visitors they will have through their home. Sometimes their friends bring their friends too. “We enjoy it and sharing it with people,” Pat said. Pat’s favorite piece is in the Kincaid Collection of a blue Victorian style house. The tiny glass windows with the warm glow and the wrap around porch are very inviting and gives a person a feeling of a happy place to be. They also have a collection Earl refers to as the “Lion’s Club Carnival.” When it is turned on, the rides move and the audio makes a person believe they are really there. Voices are heard as if in a crowd and are saying things such as “It’s my


turn” and “I want to ride again.” A few of the rides include a tilt-a-whirl, bumper cars and a ferris wheel. On each house of the North Pole collection there is a wreath and one by one collectively they spell North Pole. There is no major increase in the electric bill to illuminate all the various Christmas decorations. Besides, they say it is worth it anyway. The love of the Christmas Villages has been handed down through the generations. During the early years when Pat and Earl were dating, Pat’s mother had a display of her own. “In our first house we bought a few sets and set them up,” Pat said. One of their first sets to purchase was the Hommel Collection. The oldest piece in their collection is a church from the Department 56 collection which was passed down from Pat’s mother. Earl said are all the sets are complete, unless he finds another piece in a cata-

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logue, online or at a store. Pat has her own collection of Christmas items to display. She collects Santas and elves. They are in the various nooks and crannies of the house and ready to greet each guest and spread a bit of Christmas cheer. The Geis’ have passed on their love of Christmas to their oldest son. But, he doesn’t collect villages but prefers antiques. They recently gave him some old ornaments which he carefully placed on a Christmas tree in his house. He has an old aluminum tree which was a favorite years ago. After the holidays are over, they will enjoy it for a bit longer and begin to take it down on Valentine’s day and pack it away for another Christmas season. “It takes longer to pack it back up,” Earl said. In the meantime, family and friends are sure to take the time and enjoy the small things in life.

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










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From the Creaux’s Nest MID-DECEMBER IS ALREADY HERE It’s starting to look a lot like Christmas. A three day cool front blew in but temperatures will go up Saturday, then here comes another cool front. The worse part is when temperatures are predicted to be around 30-degrees to 33-degrees, it means you can’t take a chance with the tender plants. You bring all of them in and it warms, you take them out again. Year after year you fight hauling those plants. If we had real winters, you would take them in once, turn on the heat and be done with it until spring. I’ve gotten too old and too tired to keep fighting the battle. I’m done hauling. Someone else can do it or the plants can weather the best they can. If they die, they die. *****Congrats to the West Orange-Stark Mustangs on a great season. Navasota is loaded with talent at every position. If anyone beats them they will have to play a perfect game. I don’t see anyone beating them. The Mustangs had a great season to be proud of. *****Congrats also to John Gothia on receiving the Greater Orange Chamber’s “Citizen of the Year” award. He well deserved it. Also to Mary Behnke on receiving the “Athena Award,” and to Shirley Zimmerman, named “Ambassador of the Year.”*****Well, I’ve run a bunch behind and need to move on. Please come along, it won’t do you no harm. PAPPY’S CHRISTMAS DILEMMA When son-in-law, Judge David Peck, asked Pappy Ellis what kind of day he had Friday, Pappy told him he drove to Port Arthur in his old car, the same car that the accelerator had stuck on a time or two, for a doctor visit. Anyway, he got to the doctor’s office but while getting out of the car his suspenders broke and with no belt his britches fell all the way down to his ankles, right there in the parking lot. Holding on to his walking stick he managed to get his pants up and by putting his hand in his pocket, he held them up and successfully got into the doctor’s office. Pappy’s favorite breakfast is at Cheddars so being so close; he decided he might as well take advantage of the opportunity. Holding his hand in his pocket to hold his pants up and with his other hand on his cane, he made it in and ate his breakfast. Everything went fine until he got to the cash register. He found it difficult reaching his wallet, holding on to the cane, and one hand in his pocket, holding up his pants. Like an acrobat he tried to maneuver that wallet out of his back pocket. That’s when it happened; he lost his balance and went flying right into the big Christmas tree. Decorations went everywhere, the tree collapsed with Pappy in the middle of it. His britches fell to his feet exposing his candy striped shorts. The women rushed to help him up but Pappy was more interested in someone pulling his pants up. He finally got righted, paid his bill, and with one hand in his pocket holding up his pants and the other on the walking stick, he made it to his car and went on his merry way with a full belly. Inside, the ladies were repairing Christmas. That wasn’t Santa Clause that just left there. Peck says I’m, going to buy that old man a belt for Christmas. Pappy says it was just another day in the life of an old guy. (Editor’s note: Pappy shouldn’t only take David off his Christmas list, he should also write him out of his will for telling on him.) MY RECOLLECTIONS Aggie Johnny Manziel wins 2012 Heisman Trophy Two days after he turned 20 years old Manziel was named 2012 Heisman Trophy winner. He became the first freshman to ever receive the award and only the second Texas A&M player. John David Crow, a Louisiana native, won the Heisman for A&M in 1957. The Heisman brotherhood has been dubbed the most exclusive fraternity in the world. It’s also said that a Heisman winner’s life will never again be the same. A lot of pressure and constant attention goes with the honor. “Johnny Football,” the Aggie quarterback is very young. It will be interesting to see how all the hoopla effects him in the future. He will get the attention of a super star. His first test on the playing field comes Jan. 4, when Johnny and the Aggies meet Landry Jones and the Oklahoma Sooners in the Cotton Bowl. Many of the former Heisman winners capitalized on the notoriety and became very wealthy. Others, like O.J. Simpson (1968) reached celebrity status and great wealth only to see it all slip away. My first memory of a Heisman was Davy O’Brien, TCU (1938). I don’t know if it was because of the name Davy, but his popularity lasted into the 1950’s.  John Kimbrough, who led the Aggies to a national championship in 1939, was a sure winner of the Heisman but when the 1940 ballots were all in Tom Harmon, of Michigan won. Going back over the years, several past award winners stand out in my mind. Johnny Lujack, (1947), was a quarterback. I recall high school quarterbacks in the early 1950’s trying to imitate his style by jumping up in the air while running and throwing the ball down field. One of the most famous was Doak Walker, (1948), from SMU. The most natural runner was Billy Cannon, (1959), LSU. Billy had it all; the award paid off but like O.J., Billy also ended up in prison.  Roger Staubach, (1963), of Navy, is probably one of the smartest of all former winners. He served four years in the Navy and became the franchise player of the Dallas Cowboy and is very, very wealthy. Jim Plunkett, (1970), of Stanford, played in the NFL and was very popular. Archie Griffin, (197475), is the only player to have won the award twice. Tony Dorsett, (1976), Pittsburgh became one of the Dallas Cowboys most popular running backs. Earl Campbell, (1977), from Tex-

as, made “Luv You Blue,” Bum Phillips and the Houston Oilers famous. Today, his legs are useless and he’s in a wheel chair. The “Tyler Rose” was the first U of Texas Heisman winner. Tyler Texas is also Johnny Manziel’s hometown but he played at Kerrville. One of my favorites was Marcus Allen, (1984), from Southern Cal. I’ll never forget Doug Flutie’s Hail Mary pass for Boston College. He was 1984’s award winner. Bo Jackson, (1985), Auburn, was the most natural athlete of them all. He could do it all and worked less at it. Just a God given talent. He played both pro football and major league baseball at the same time. Barry Sanders, from Oklahoma State, received the Heisman in 1988. Charles Woodson, (1997), was one of the few defensive backs to win. He was a standout from Michigan. Running back Ricky Williams, (1998), was the only other Longhorn to win the Heisman. He threw away most of the capital the award brought him. I’m surprised that with all of Texas’ talent, only two, Campbell and Williams won the award. Tim Tebow, (2007), Florida, Sam Bradford, (2008), Oklahoma and Cam Newton, Auburn, (2010), are in a class of their own but none of all of the winners since it began in 1935 holds more promise than Robert Griffin III, (2012), Baylor. R. G. III will make NFL history. The best of the best would be hard to pick.  Paul Horning, (1956) Notre Dame quarterback, is one of the great Irish winners, seven in all. A tough guy was Alan Ameche, (1954), Wisconsin fullback. I don’t remember any ends ever winning the Heisman and also with LSU and Alabama having all those great teams they only have one Heisman each. Cannon and Mark Ingram, (2009), Alabama.  That’s my views and recollections of my many years of following college football and the Heisman award. One story I didn’t tell is meeting John David Crow when he was a junior at A&M and about the time Bear Bryant retrieved him from the police station, turned on the stadium lights and ran him around the track till daylight when he finally dropped. I wish “Johnny Football” the very best. It’s a great and long awaited award for A&M.  SIDEBAR: Frank Fuller, a junior at A&M and son of Preston and Camille Fuller, longtime WOS teacher and coach, was fortunate to attend the Heisman awards in New York, with three classmates thanks to a generous benefactor who paid for the trip. They returned Sunday night. A trip they will never forget. TURNING BACK THE HANDS OF TIME 14 Years Ago-1998 Alice Williams makes the country’s best potato salad and sells it for $3 per pound. To order call 735-8093. *****Moon Mullican’s piano, located in Vidor, is handed down through the family. Moon, who was a poor kid, was born in Polk County. He was a rare white boy in a laboring all black community. A young black, Joe Jones, taught Moon how to play the piano. Leaving home at age 16, he became “The King of Hillbilly Piano Players.” He and Hank Williams wrote “Jambalaya” together on that old piano. He made it to the top of the billboards in 1951 and joined the Grand Ole Opry. A few of his hits were, “I’ll Sail My Ship Alone,” “Mona Lisa,” “Goodnight Irene,” “You Don’t Have to be a Baby to Cry,” “Southern Hospitality,” and a big hit, “Cherokee Boogie” to name a few. (Editor’s note: I wonder if that famous piano is still around Vidor. It has been handed down through the Morgan family. Coy Morgan, of Bridge City, is a member of that family.)*****Longtime Bridge City teacher Helen Phillips passed away over the weekend. She and Max had been married many years. (Editor’s note: Max also died a few years ago.)*****State senator elect David Bernsen is preparing to take his seat in January. (Editor’s note: He was the last state senator to serve from our neck of the woods.)*****The Montagne’s move their Economy Insulation office into a new building at Roundbunch and Stewart Street in Bridge City. (Editor’s note: Hard to believe that was 14 years ago.)*****Pattie Hank’s young son, Jimmy Skadowski, is home from Texas Children’s Hospital learning to live with diabetes. (Editor’s note: Four year old Jimmy is 18 now and graduating from a Las Vegas school. It was often difficult but Jimmy learned to live with diabetes. Over those years the treatment has made big advancements.)*****Margaret Mosier was born Nov. 29, 1920, in Vinton and raised in East Orangefield. She married Lionel Louviere and they had two children Mike and Sue. Lionel worked at DuPont until he dropped dead at age 46. Margaret became a widow at age 44. Vickie Parfait wrote her life’s story, “Seventy-eight Years of Memories” which appeared in The Record, Dec. 9, 1998. (Editor’s note: Margaret is a nice lady. She used to send me and Creaux banana nut bread but at age 92, she may no longer bake.)*****All Orange County Football Team is named. Coach of the Year is Randy Theriot of Orangefield. Player of the Year, Beaux Deville, Orangefield. Defensive MVP, Gayron Allen, West Orange-Stark. Offensive Special Teams MVP, Derrick Thibodeaux. Defensive Special Teams MVP Charles Higgingbotham. Newcomer of the Year, Paul Thomas, West Orange Stark. Heart Award, Jason Menard, Bridge City. Punter, Raun Bryant, Bridge City. Kicker Tyler Thibodeaux, West Orange-Stark. Quarterback, Jermaine Feathers, West Orange Stark. (Editor’s note: Just to mention a few and all space will allow.) 34 Years Ago-1978 Rosemary and B.D. Slaton are proud parents of a girl born on Pearl Harbor Day, Dec. 7. *****Mike and Patricia Barry have a new baby girl, Lea, born Dec. 6, the first girl born to a Barry in several generations. *****Debbie Fusilier is expecting some time this summer. *****Lucy Sciarillo and Susan Kazmar have birthdays this week. *****Ten-year-old Stacey Savoy captures the Little Miss Texas title at the Houston pageant. She is the daughter of Judy and Gary Savoy. *****Nina Scales is on the principal’s honor roll at Bridge City; she’s one of 10. Karen Dunn is one of 20 seniors on the regular honor roll.*****The Loading Dock Lounge and Oyster Bar at the Ramada Inn is serving fresh Matagorda Bay oysters on the half shell daily.*****Israel’s prime minister from 1969 to 1974, Golda Meir, died Dec. 8, 1978. She was 80 years old. Born in the Ukraine, she was raised in the U.S. and taught school in Milwaukee. At the age of 23, she moved to Palestine. Shalom, Golda. *****Murray Spector was awarded the coveted Silver Spur Award at the 1978 Orange County 4-H awards banquet. *****Spotted at Cotton’s Cay Saturday night were a few natives. Willie Gregg’s band played while Joan Chumley kept trying to convince Leonard to dance. Andy and Ann Guidry, Hal and Laverne Ridley, Betty and Don Guillory and Shorty and Faye Taylor were among the revelers. Ron Smith took his turn at the mike and serenaded everyone. *****Dennis Duhon, the great Louisiana Tech quarterback, is Louis Dugas’ nephew. Lou said three years ago Dennis would be a good one. *****Hughes Food Mart is a Market Basket store, located at 2015 Texas Ave. in Bridge City. Sale items are sugar, 49 cents/5 lbs.; Maxwell House Coffee, 69 cents/lb.; Jax Beer, 6-pack, 12 oz. cans, 99 cents; whole fryers, 39 cents/lb.; Borden Mellorine, ½ gal., 39 cents.*****The Southeast Texas Historical Association has changed its name, according to James W. Broussard, president. It’s now the Orange County Historical Society. Roy Dunn was appointed to the board of directors at the last meeting. *****Angie Tinsley is the new stylist at Ron’s. Other pretty girls there are Pam, Juanita, Dot, Donna, Debbie and Jean.

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK Shelby Hebert, Zackery Anderson, Arielle Foster, Joel Fruge, Scott Derouen, Bonnie Albright, Daniel Bates, Melissa Poydence, Hazel Smith, Melinda Swares, Kristy Kidwell, Dennis Lee, Hailey Tally, Jenny Duncan, Keri Michutka, Ronald Escamilla, Kandy Sartin, Tim Fix, Danny Blacksher, Danny Prosperie, Dorothy Jenkins, Doug Harrington, Hannah Carpenter, Ken Pittman, Amanda Webb, Linda Easley, Imogene Bland, Jeff Harrington, Ken Pittman, , Maac Hughes, Melanie Richter, Shirley Roccaforte, Alex Harner, Belinda Broom, Brent Burris, Craig Reynolds, Dale Armand, Kitty Martin, James Brabham, Michelle Gephart, Bobby Adaway, Elizabeth Uzzle, Michael Terry, Natalie Nimitz, Beatrice Cortez, Jeremie Delano, Nathan Applebach, Betty Lou Womack, Brown Claybar, Chris Chambless, Martha Taylor, Mandy Hoffman, Tracey Lynn Broussard, Webster Trahan, Daniel Brocklehurst, Dyann Schiler, Gloria Brown, Jill Vaughn and Julia Alleman. A FEW HAPPENINGS Congratulations to Commissioners Court for recognizing Dr. Howard Williams for his many years of work with the Historical Commission. Dr. Williams and his late wife Elizabeth gave years of service to recording our heritage.*****Texas speaker of the house Joe Straus is facing a challenge from Tea Party state representative David Simpson, who says Straus isn’t conservative enough. They cut $500 million from the school fund two years ago and Simpson believes it should be cut some more. Education is taking a beating in Texas. Looks like it’s in for some more whippings.*****A few folks we know celebrating birthdays on 12-12-12, Lucy Hanks, Daniel Bates, and Scott DeRouen.***On Dec. 13, Dennis Lee, Jenny Duncan and Kristy Kidwell celebrate.***On Dec. 14, Danny Blacksher and Danny Prosperie turn another big one. ***Dec. 15, our buddy Doug Harrington celebrates. I believe he reaches 75 on that day. Just the other day it seems the ex-Aggie runner was always on the go. I understand he’s coming along fine since his cancer surgery, but like the rest of us, age has caught up to his running around.***Shirley Roccaforte, who doesn’t ever seem to change, also celebrates on Dec. 15.***Mac Hughes, a talented guy, gets older on Dec. 15.***Also our GOP buddy, Donnie Stanton, turns 45-years-old on Dec. 15.***A great guy, James Brabham, hits number 81 on Dec. 16.***Elizabeth Uzzle is a year older on Dec. 16.***A great friend and lovely lady, Betty Lou Womack, celebrates Dec. 17, as does ex-mayor Brown Claybar.***Celebrating Dec. 18 is Mandy Hoffman, Tracy Lynn Broussard and Julia Alleman. Happy birthday to all. *****Happy anniversary to Betty and Corky Harmon, who celebrate 56 years together on Dec. 14. Corky robbed her from junior high back in 1956. Best wishes. *****Our prayers go out to our friend, West Orange Mayor Roy McDonald, who is scheduled to have surgery at St. E. on Dec. 20. Best wishes for a speedy recovery.*****On a personal note, thanks to Dutch Fox for the nice bag of flounder; to John Heard for the oranges and grapefruit and to Sue and Tommy Semar for the mustang grapes. Neighbor Cox delivered a box of nice, large, tender mustard greens and Coach Les and Wanda Johnson, dropped off 50 pounds of pecans. It’s nice to have great friends. *****Tom Brady and the Patriots put on a clinic while beating the Texans 42-14. However the game was a lot uglier than the score projects. *****Matt Bryant and the Falcons also lost their second game.***Earl Thomas and the Seahawks were the only winners out of the Orange County boys.***The Cowboys won with no time left and the New Orleans Saints and Drew Brees had another bad outing.*****The State of Texas has 2,917 people who are over 100 years old. The United States has more centenarians than any other nation, 80 percent are white and female, and few are obese. Men are lean with no history of smoking and handle stress better than the average. Texas is the 40th healthiest state and Louisiana and Mississippi are tied for 49th. The life expectancy in the United States is 78.5 years. *****Con. Jack Brooks, 89, died last week. He had served 42 years in congress when he was defeated by Steve Stockman, who supposedly lived under a bridge at the time. It was the Republican revolution. During his service, Brooks took care of his district and brought many government projects to the area, including the Strategic Petroleum Reserve and the Federal Prison Complex, employing many local people. Brooks was praised at his service by many. Something people may have forgotten is how Brooks punished Orange County. He was our representative when Dr. John Greco ran against him as a Republican. The Bridge City resident carried Orange County. Jack got so mad he had us cut out of his district, and then when the MLK Bridge was built in Port Arthur, it wasn’t high enough for ships built in Orange to get under it. The work had to be completed at Gulf Port Shipbuilding in Port Arthur. It was said that was Brooks’ payback for losing Orange County. CAJUN STORY OF THE WEEK Banker Purvis Dartez saw his old friend Clovees Boudreaux, an 80 year old rice and sugar cane farmer. Clovees had lost his wife Agnes about a year ago. Da banker had heard a rumor dat Clovees was marrying a “mail order” bride. He axe him if dat was true. Clovees said, “I sure am, she’ll be 22 nex month.” Purvis, the wise old banker, could see dat da sexual appetite of such a young woman could not be satisfied by an 80 year old man. Wanting his old friends remaining years to be happy, Purvis tactfully suggested dat Clovees should consider getting a hired hand to help him at da farm, knowing nature would take it’s own course. Clovees taught dis was a good idea, he would get one. Four months pass and da banker run into his old friend Clovees. “How’s da new wife?” Purvis axe. Clovees proudly said, “She’s good her, she’s pregnant.” Da banker was happy dat his advice had worked out. Den he axe, “And how’s the hired hand?” Without hesitating, Clovis say, “Oh, she’s fine, she’s pregnant too.” C’EST TOUT The Wednesday Lunch Bunch on Wednesday, Dec. 19, will hold their 20th Christmas gathering. The Bunch will dine at Robert’s Restaurant. A group picture will be taken. Everyone who has ever attended is urged to come or anyone who would like to join in the fellowship is welcome. This week, the Bunch says goodbye to Uncle Jim, at Novrozskys, who is leaving. He’s been a good friend and host. *****It’s disturbing to see what’s going on in Michigan. Busting out unions will have national political consequences. It’s divisive at a time when Republicans said, after the Obama re-election, that the GOP needed to change their image and bring people together. I believe it’s a move that will spread throughout the country. Unions can’t operate without dues and that’s the idea. They won’t have the money to fight for union causes or help elect candidates. Their goal is to also suppress minority votes. *****Hard to believe that Christmas is less than two weeks away. If you get a chance, go down Charles Street, in Bridge City, and see the great job Edger and Paula Overmyer did decorating their place for Christmas.*****The fiscal cliff is still not done but it will be. I’m about to go over my time cliff so thanks for yours. Take care and God bless.

The Record • Week of Wednesday, December 12, 2012

WOS HS Science explain, test bridge designs in DuPont Adopt-A-School Project Hill said, “Our goal at West Orange – the High School is to Stark High School continue to motivate students in Michael our students to exWashburn’s Pre-AP plore Science, TechPhysics classes and nology, Engineering, Kurt Reeves’ Introand Math (STEM) duction to Engineercareers through outing classes tested side resources. We bridges that they reare very grateful to searched, designed, our business partner, and built for the AnDupont Sabine River nual West Orange Works, for their con– Stark High School tinued partnership as Bridge Building we further advance Competition sponour STEM courses sored by DuPont Saand look forward to bine River Works’ a continued partnerAdopt-A-School proship as we further adgram. vance our STEM CaDuPont Sabine Rivreer Academy.” er Works adopted the Prizes were awardclasses and presented ed for first through a workshop on the third place in the basics of bridges. It Bridge Building Comincluded the history petition. Winning and types of bridges, engineering concepts, West Orange – Stark High School pre-AP physics teams were: student Tristen Revis carefully adds pea gravel to a First place: Mark’kia and truss analysis. Students were also weighted bucket during the Dupont Bridge Building Davis and Brandon Joubert invited to participate Competition. Dupont judges watch. The weight Second Place: Johnin a bridge building results are part of the determining factors rating the strength of the bridge. ny Rachal and Nicholas contest. DuPont SaCarroll bine River Works proture, slowly weighing the Third Place: Tianna Mims vided all of the students in the bridges until they collapsed. classes with a bridge building The bridges were also judged and Adrianna Lopez. The Adopt-A-School Prokit and contest requirements. on bridge actual weight, aesgram is sponsored by the Testing was performed us- thetics and creativity. ing pea stone to gauge the West Orange – Stark High DuPont Sabine Women’s Netstrength of the bridge struc- School Principal Hutcherson work.

MMS students help needy children this Christmas

Pictured are Lacie Cochran, Emily Warner, Zoe Chandler, (seated) Maleesa Potter, Callie Sattler, Andi O’Neal, (standing)Erik Robles, Allie Chesson, Grant Lacour, Chris Dyson, Macee Hooks and Michael Cappel.

According to Donnaud, “Mauriceville Middle School students have learned a valuable lesson this Christmas season; a lesson in giving to others without expectation of return.”

Mauriceville Middle School students participated in Operation Christmas Child Samaritan’s Purse. Ashley Thomas, who student taught with Kaycie Donnaud, led the project and included Kaycie Donnaud’s advisory class, Lainey Hargroder’s advisory and P.E. classes, as well as other MMS students. Through this project, needy children will experience a Christmas that they would otherwise not receive. MMS mailed 12 packed shoe boxes, full to the brim, with school supplies, toiletries and small toys for girls and boys ranging in age from two to fourteen.


McCormick wins VFW writing contest Naomi McCormick, Mauriceville M i d d l e S c h o o l e i g h t h grader, has won the local and district level VFW writing contest, Patriot’s Pen. Naomi’s composition has now gone to the state level for judging. According to Patricia Kemp, with VFW Post #2775, this year’s contest theme was, “What Would I Tell Our Founding Fathers?” Other winners in the Patriot’s Pen Contest were Second Place - Hallie Stack, Little Cypress Junior High; Third Place – Reanna Longmire, MMS; and Fourth Place – Isa Weizaneggar, MMS.

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teachers through November. Mrs. Smith and her Student Council had to calculate the teacher with most collected in conjunction with the number of students in their class. The winner was . . . . Mrs. Leisa Miller and her 3rd grade class. Pictured are Mrs. Miller and her class with the collect-

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St. Mary students hosts canned food drive for OCS Danielle Heil with Orange Christian Services left St. Mary Catholic School in a truck that was heavier than when she arrived. Mrs. Heil collected over 1,000 pounds of food from the school. The Student Council Sponsored the food drive collection during November. Mrs. Leisa Miller and her third grade class collected the most per students. She received the “Souper Teacher” award. Pictured are Mrs. Heil with students that loaded the truck. In the truck are Kaitlyn Braquet, Student Council President and Madison Taggart. Below (left to right) are Victoria Doan, Olivia Fuselier, Dherin Wright, McCartney Miller, Elizabeth Guillot, Lydia Covington, John Michael Gonzalez, Mrs. Heil and Brent Hebert.



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Community Bulletin Board

Red Hot Flashers to meet Dec. 13 The Red Hot Flashers of the Red Hat Society will meet on a different day this month. The Christmas party will be held Dec. 13, 2012, at the Brown Center at 11:30 a.m. Each member is to bring a Christmas ornament for exchange. Birthday lady is Lady Shiann, Shirley Wolfford. For tickets to the call Southern Belle, Mary Mazoch.

Cormier Museum to open Dec. 15 The Orangefield Cormier Museum will be open from 10 a.m. To 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 15.

Orange Chapter of DAR to Meet

 The William Diamond Chapter of The Daughters of American Revolution of Orange will have their monthly meeting at 10 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 17. The meeting will be held at 4464 Memorial Drive in Orange.  The program for the meeting will be “Historical Biographies”.  Any woman eighteen years of age or older who can prove lineal descent from a patriot of The American Revolution is eligible for membership. Anyone who is interested is encouraged to attend. If more information is needed, the Chapter Regent may be contacted at 409-735-5253.

Eagles offers free classes, pool tournament and hall rental The Fraternal Order of Eagles, Aerie 2523 located at 803 N. 28th St. in Orange is offering several free classes, activities and fundraisers. Free scrapbook classes are held at 4 p.m. each Tuesday. The community is invited. Free genealogy classes are offered at 4 p.m. each Wednesday. The 63’ X 39’ hall is available for rent. The hall is suitable for all occasions, with an occupancy of 200. The amenities include a band stand, nice dance floor, tables, chairs, large kitchen, wet bar, pool table, and a large parking lot. A bartender and waitress will be provided as needed. The Fraternal Order of Eagles has an

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December 13, 15, 20 and 22, 2012 (6:00pm - 8:00pm) Lighted Evening Christmas Strolls - Enjoy a leisurely stroll through the decorated gardens with friends and family. See lighted areas with seasonal décor, Christmas tree designs created by area schools, organizations, businesses and families, and listen to holiday music along the way. Entry is free with the donation of a non-perishable food item. December 15, 2012 (9:00am - 4:00pm) Dreaming of a Green Christmas - Enjoy activities for the entire family, including a natural ornament craft, photo with Santa and a Make a Holiday Wreath workshop. See decorated trees along the pathways, the Children’s Garden “Candyland” and take a stroll through the greenhouses decorated with seasonal flowers. Participation in the workshop is $20 and requires an RSVP as seating is limited. To reserve a seat, call 409.670.9799. Dreaming of a Green Christmas is included with the purchase of an admission ticket to the Gardens. Open Tuesday through Saturday, 9:00am - 5:00pm.


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December 15 and 18, 2012 (5:00pm - 8:00pm) Holiday Open House - Visitors are invited to enjoy complimentary first floor tours of holiday décor throughout the rooms, seasonal music selections played in the Music Room as well as a cookies and punch reception in the adjacent Carriage House, which serves as the entrance. Admission is free with the donation of a non-perishable food item. Open Tuesday through Saturday, 9:00am - 4:30pm. Admission is limited to individuals 10 years and older. 712 Green Ave. Orange, TX 77630 409.886.ARTS December 15 and 18, 2012 (5:00pm - 8:00pm) Holiday Exhibit Celebration - Visitors of all ages are invited to celebrate the Christmas season with musical selections, light refreshments and brief exhibit tours of On the Wing: Birds in Books of Hours, which features Christmas-themed imagery and explores birds as decorations and symbols in illuminated manuscripts. Admission is free with the donation of a non-perishable food item. December 26, 27 and 28, 2012 (9:00am - 3:00pm) Drop-in Art Activities - Visitors of all ages are invited to drop by the Museum for family art activities in the lobby. Docents will assist attendees in creating art inspired by the art on view in the Museum. This program is free of charge and open to the public. On display through January 12, 2013 On the Wing: Birds in Books of Hours - Beautiful birds adorn the pages of medieval illuminated manuscripts and appear as both symbols and decorations. As part of the Museum’s annual Christmas offering, this exhibition features four Books of Hours from the Museum collections. Open Tuesday through Saturday, 9:00am - 5:00pm.


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Saturday, December 15, 2012 (4:00pm and 7:30pm) A Christmas with Shoji Tabuchi - Celebrate the music of the season as well as Shoji favorites, melding the music of Broadway, movies, classical, country, pop, rock and western into a fabric of musical perfection. Tickets are on sale now, ranging from $20–$45. Open Monday through Friday, 8:30am - 4:30pm. Call 409.886.5535 or visit for tickets.

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Stark Museum hosts Holiday Exhibit Celebration for two evenings in Orange

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.

On December 18, students from Little Cypress-Mauriceville will perform during the Holiday Exhibit Celebration.

League 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

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.

Mauriceville AA meets An Alcoholics Anonymous meeting is held each Thursday at 7:30 p.m. in Mauriceville at the United Methodist Church on Highway 12. For more information call 409-670-6265.

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

Enjoy an evening of musical selections played by the Lone Star Pipe Band on December 15.

The Stark Museum of Art in Orange, Texas, will host a Holiday Exhibit Celebration on Saturday, December 15, and Tuesday, Dec. 18, from 5 to 8 p.m. each night. The event highlights the special holiday exhibit On the Wing: Birds in Books of Hours, which features illuminated manuscripts from the Middle Ages. Local music groups will entertain guests and light refreshments will be served in the lobby. Admission to the event is free with a donation of a non-perishable food item, which the Museum will be collecting for local charities. On Saturday, Dec. 15, the Lone Star Pipe Band will perform traditional Celtic music on the pipes, drums and other instruments. The musicians of the Lone Star Pipe Band, with Jeff Courts serving as Pipe Major, will perform traditional Scottish and Irish music on the highland bagpipes and drums. The bagpipe selections will be alternated with ballads, sung by vocalists and played on the keyboard or guitar. On Tuesday, Dec. 18, band students from Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School will play holiday music. Students, under the direction of Steve Schoppert, will perform in small ensembles and give historical introductions to their selections. During both evenings, docents will give brief tours of On the Wing and also of the Museum’s other special exhibition, National Geographic Greatest Photographs of the American West. The four Books of Hours in On the Wing are opened to pages that show how birds were represented both symbolically and decoratively. The exhibit includes Christmas-themed imagery, such as the Annunciation. Dating from the fifteenth to the early sixteenth century, each Book of Hours was painted by hand with rich decorative details by French, Dutch and Flemish artists. The exhibit also includes a tablet computer holding images of other pages of the manuscripts. Visitors can simulate turning the manuscript pages. On the Wing will be on view through Jan. 12, 2013. National Geographic Greatest Photographs of the American West features a collection of iconic Western images gathered by National Geographic over a span of some 125 years. National Geographic Greatest Photographs of the American West will be on exhibit through Jan. 26, 2013. This exhibition was organized by the National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, in collaboration with the National Geographic Society and Museums West, presented by The Mays Family Foundation. “We invite the public to attend one or both of these special evenings, an annual tradition of the Museum. Experiencing music and art while visiting with friends and neighbors is a wonderful way to celebrate the season,” said Sarah Boehme, Managing Director. “The Museum always welcomes children, and the holiday exhibit celebration is a delightful event for the whole family. We remind parents that children under the age of twelve need to be accompanied by an adult,” said Boehme. The Museum Store will be open and will feature the Museum’s 2012 holiday card and bookmark. All visitors will be given a coupon for 30% off one item in the Museum Store. These coupons will be redeemable during the Holiday Exhibit Celebration, taking place on Dec. 15 and 18. The Museum’s celebration is scheduled in coordination with The W.H. Stark House’s Holiday Open House, also on Dec. 15 and 18 from 5 to 8 p.m. Located at 712 Green Avenue in Orange, Texas, the Stark Museum of Art is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. The Museum is closed Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. Group tours are available by appointment. For more information call 409.886.ARTS (2787) or visit www.

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The Record • Week of Wednesday, December 12, 2012

“Blanket of Hope Drive” to benefit Orange County families Imagine a family facing a cold wintry night of steadily dropping temperatures with no blanket on the bed. Picture children huddled together in the same bed, asleep in their school clothes in an attempt to stay warm throughout the night. In a day and age where

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blankets are being collected now through December 21, 2012 for Orange Christian Services to distribute to Orange County residents in need. The “Blanket of Hope Drive” is a partnership effort between Orange Christian Services and Orange County Team One of the 2012-13 Class of Leadership Southeast Texas. According to Judy Jensen, Executive Director of Orange Christian Services, their organization services 800-900 Orange County families, (between 2100-2200 individuals) per month. OCS offers food and clothing as well as other items, like blankets, for these in need. The mission of Orange Christian Services is “to bring a message of mercy and hope and a measure of love and peace through sharing the blessings of food and other resources with those in need, demonstrating a unifying, servant hearted and community-building expression of God’s love in action in Orange County.” Regarding blankets, Ms. Jensen stated that there is a definite need and always a shortage of these items. Individuals

who might receive clothing rarely obtain blankets, as there is not an adequate blanket supply from which to distribute. With the coldest months and freeze warning alerts still ahead for Southeast Texas, this need is even more significant. Those wishing to donate may drop off blankets at various collection sites, throughout Orange County during each site’s regular business hours. Drop-off sites include Lutcher Theater for the Performing Arts, (707 Main, Orange, TX) Bridge City ISD Administration Building, (1031 West Roundbunch, Bridge City, behind the Elementary School) Orange Savings Bank, (Orange-812 North 16th St, Orange) Orange Savings Bank, (Vidor-960 North Main, Vidor) and Orange Christian Services. (2518 West Park Avenue, Orange) Anyone needing a blanket can contact Orange Christian Services and proceed with the client application process. For more information about obtaining blankets and other items, Orange County residents can call 409-886-0938.


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• The Record • Week of Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Deaths and Memorials Joel Patrick Stipelcovich Sr. Orange Joel Patrick Stipelcovich Sr., 55, of Orange, passed away Friday, Dec. 7, 2012 at his residence. Services to honor Joel’s life will be at noon Wednesday, Dec. 12, at the New Anointing New Life Assembly of God Church on Highway 105 just West of Highway 62 in Orange. Officiating will be the Rev. Keith Pennington, pastor of the church. A gathering of Joel’s family and friends will be from 10 a.m. until service time on Wednesday at the church and a reception will be held after the services at the church. Joel was born on July 31, 1957 in New Orleans, La. to his parents, Wilber Joseph Stipelcovich and Elise (Treadaway) Rossbach. He lived in Orange for 26 years, had previously lived in Empire, La. and he had worked in the Marine Transportation Industry as a Ship’s Captain. Joel attended the New Life Assembly of God Church in Orange, he enjoyed woodworking, working on cars, he was a really good carpenter, he enjoyed tinkering with hotrods, fishing. He also enjoyed spending time with his dogs, Angel, Susie, Spike, Becca, Jojo, and Missy; and he also enjoyed his cat, Sadie.

Preceded in death by his father; his brother, Noel Stipelcovich; his son, Thomas Tobin and numerous members of his extended family. Those who will most cherish his memory are his wife of 33 years, Belinda Stipelcovich of Orange; sons, Joseph Tobin and wife, Pam of Sulphur and Joel Stipelcovich Jr. and wife, Andrea of Deweyville; mother, Elsie Rossbach and husband, Walter of Maynardville, Tenn.; sister, Mary Ivanovich of Austin, Kim Best and husband, Jason of Pownal, Maine and Dawn Marchand and husband, Rob of Bush, Louisiana; brother, Todd Rossbach of Nashville, TN; grandchildren, C. J. Manuel, Candace Manuel, Kaitlyn Tobin, Autumn Cormier, Thomas Tobin, Nicholas Tobin, Justin Iwai, Angelique Stipelcovich, Thomas Stipelcovich, Abbigail Stipelcovich and three adopted grandchildren, including Ashlyn. Joel is also survived by numerous members of his extended family. Arrangements are with Dorman Funeral Home in Orange. Condolences may be sent to the family at

Thomas Dewey Pitts Orange Thomas Dewey Pitts, 62, of Orange passed away Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012, at Baptist Hospital in Orange. The funeral service will be at noon Wednesday, Dec. 12, at Claybar Funeral Home in Or-

ange. Interment will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. Mr. Pitts was born Sept. 20, 1950 in Port Arthur to Gerald Dewey and Joy Madge (Mayfield) Pitts. He served in the United States Army and later retired from DuPont. He was very intelligent and a man of many words who enjoyed having conversations with others. He loved music, art, had a talent for carving wood and cooked the best brisket known to man. He is preceded in death by his father, Gerald Dewey Pitts; son, Matthew Hayden Pitts; father-inlaw, Willie J. Broussard; motherin-law, Helen R. Bergeron Broussard and sister-in-law, Carol Ann Cappen. He is survived by his wife, Donna Marie Broussard Pitts of Orange; mother, Joy Madge Mayfield Pitts; son, Jason Thomas Pitts and girlfriend, Chastity Hodges of Austin; daughter, Kristen Renae Pitts Fuss and husband, Spencer of Orange and son, Jeremy Michael Pitts and wife, Melissa Dawn (Payne) Pitts of Orange. He is also survived by his much loved grandchildren, Alisha Nicole Fuss, Rayven Kai Fuss and Brennen Michael Pitts; brother, David Gerald Pitts of Bridge City; brother, Harold Ray Pitts and


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wife, Mary Ann of Nacogdoches; sister, Stella Kathleen Pitts Smith of Lake Charles; sister, Margie Ann Pitts of Nacogdoches and sister, Penny Sue Pitts Bays and husband, Jerry of Buna. Serving as pallbearers will be Cameron Pitts, Cody Criglow, Shane Marburger, Adam Burton, Troy Richardson and J.R. Patillo. Honorary pallbearers will be Jim Brackin and Ross Burton.

Amber Nicole Guillory Glisson Orange Amber Nicole Guillory Glisson, 26, of Orange, died Friday, Dec. 7, 2012. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens near Bridge City. Born in Galveston, on May 8, 1986, Amber was the daughter of Michael Patrick Glisson and Tina Ann (Bailey) Glisson. Amber is survived by her parents, Michael Glisson and Tina Glisson; sister, Marissa Glisson; brother-in-law, Joshua Hunt; grandparents, Marlyn and Bill Schmidt; grandfather, Carl Bailey; grandmother, Beverly Bailey; husband, Randy Guillory Sr.; and son, Randy Guillory Jr. She is also survived by her aunt, Molly Angelle; uncles, Gary Bailey, Alan and Robert Glisson; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Jimmy Wayne Fitzgerald Orange J i m m y W a y n e Fitzgerald, 42, of Orange passed away Dec. 8, 2012, at Baptist Hospital in Beaumont. Funeral Services were held Tuesday, Dec. 11, at Claybar Funeral Home Chapel in Orange. Burial followed at Linscomb Cemetery in Orange. Born in Vinton, La. on Oct. 19, 1970, Jimmy was the son of James Vercy Fitzgerald and Myrtle (Johnson) Fitzgerald. Jimmy graduated from Little Cypress High School and worked at the OCARC for many years. He participated in the Special Olympics. Jimmy loved Wayne Toups and had the opportunity to play the accordion with him at one event. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Loretta Grace Fitzgerald. Jimmy is survived by his sisters, Martha Brown and hus-

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band, Paul, Louise Smith, Elizabeth Fitzgerald and Humberto Rocha, Barbara Brown all of Orange; nieces and nephews, Anthony Reeves, Rachelle Pate, Dewayne Fitzgerald; great niece and nephew, Alex Fitzgerald, Mason Fitzgerald; step-brother, David Brown and wife, Shanna; and numerous other loving family and friends. The family would like to thank the staff at Baptist Hospital Beaumont ICU and especially Josie Smith for their excellent care. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the OCARC, 905 West Park, Orange, Texas 77630.

Lloyd Joseph Richard Orange Lloyd Joseph Richard, 77, of O r a n g e passed away Dec. 8, 2012, at Baptist Hospital in Beaumont. A Mass of Christian Burial was held Tuesday, Dec. 11, at St. Mary Catholic Church with the Rev. Joseph P. Daleo officiating. Entombment followed at St. Mary Cemetery in Orange. Born in Leonville, La. on Dec. 29, 1934, Lloyd was the son of Alcide and Lucy (Arnaud) Richard. He worked for SpencerGulf Chemical and later owned Richard Floor Covering in West Orange. Lloyd enjoyed spending time with his family and was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, the DERA and the Sunset Country Club. He enjoyed fishing, shrimping, golfing, and gardening. He was well known for his pitching in fast pitch softball. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Gladys Robin; and brother, Floyd Richard. Lloyd is survived by his wife of 57 years, Betty Richard; sons and daughters-in-law, Marlon and Kim Richard of Orange, Kenny and Bobbi Richard of Bridge City, Kirk and Karen Richard of Richmond, Jason and Barbara Richard of Orange; and daughter and son-in-law, Tina and Jessie Romero of Orange. He is also survived by his sixteen grandchildren, Amanda DuPrè and husband, Jean, Brooks Richard, Capt. Mitchell Richard USAF, Holli Colichia and husband, Chris, Luke Richard, Alison Richard, Petty Officer 2nd Class Ryan Richard USCG and wife, Whitney, Samantha Richard, Jillian Richard, Chad Richard, Phillip Richard, Olivia Wagner, Colbi Romero, Derek Richard, Megan Romero, Ashton Wagner; brothers, Leroy Richard, Clarence Richard, Al Richard, Howard Richard; and sister, Dorothy Guilhas.His grandsons served as pallbearers.In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Mary Catholic Church, 912 West Cherry, Orange, Texas 77630.

Louise Frances Sadler Mauriceville Louise Frances Sadler, 88, of Mauriceville, passed away Sat-

urday, Dec. 8, 2012 at the College Street Healthcare Center in Beaumont. Ser vices to honor Mrs. Sadler’s life were held Tuesday, Dec. 11, in the Chapel of Dorman Funeral Home in Orange with the Rev. Harold Nazworth. Rite of Committal and Interment followed the services in Autumn Oaks Memorial Park in Orange. Born on June 3, 1924 in Jacksonville, Texas to her parents, Willie and Alfie (Boshears) Stidham, she was a longtime resident of the area and she worked as a nurse’s aide and housekeeper in one of the area nursing homes. Preceded in death by her parents; husband, Gordon Sadler; brother, Felix Stidham; and her sisters, Minnie Sadler and Inez Reynolds. Those who will most cherish her memories are her son, Wesley Sadler of Mauriceville; her daughters, Frances of Houston and Carolyn Franks of Beaumont; her sisters, Floy Henderson of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and Clara Harrington of Atlanta, Ga.; Seven grandchildren and Eleven great grandchildren. Condolences may be sent to the family at

Harlis “Eddie” Daniels Orange H a r lis “Eddie” Daniels, 89, of Orange p a s s e d away Dec. 7, 2012, at his home surrounded by his loved ones. Funeral Services were held Tuesday, Dec. 11, at Claybar Funeral Home Chapel in Orange with Father Tom Phelan, pastor of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, officiating. Entombment followed at St. Mary’s Cemetery. Eddie was born Aug. 23, 1923 in Oakdale, La. and moved to Orange in 1943. He was a loving man who enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church. Eddie enjoyed being outdoors and going to the auction. He was a well-known butcher at Johnny’s, Henke and Pillot, and later owned and operated All-In-One Grocery in Orange.He was preceded in death by the love of his life, Martha Simoneaux Daniels; and son-in-law, Bobby Dyson. He is survived by his daughter, Gwen Dyson; sons and daughters-in-law, Robert and Connie Daniels, Paul and Becky Daniels; grandchildren, Robin Dyson, Heather Dyson, Justin Daniels, Michelle Daniels, Reid Cox, Randi Garza and husband, Eric; and his great-grandchildren, Carley Lowe and Jersi Garza. Rob Daniels, Paul Daniels, Justin Daniels, Weldon Smith, Clemente Simoneaux II and Clemente Simoneaux III served as pallbearers.

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The Record • Week of Wednesday, December 12, 2012


BRIEFS Area pastors, churches invited to participate in WOS Elementary Build Great Readers volunteer program West Orange – Cove CISD would like to invite area pastors to attend a Build Great Readers Luncheon on Thursday, Dec. 13,. The purpose of the event is to review and evaluate the Build Great Readers (BGR) Partnership which was implemented this fall at West Orange – Stark Elementary. Many churches in the community have provided volunteer mentors to serve in this kindergarten through fifth grade reading partnership. Others may be interested in learning more about this community initiative and possibly joining this partnership in the spring of 2013. All are welcome to join the BGR discussion as we take this opportunity to develop action plans for moving forward and consider the expansion of this program. The luncheon will be Thursday, Dec. 13 from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the WOCCISD Administration Building Board Room at 505 N. 15th Street. Pastors should contact the WOCCISD Superintendent’s Office at 882-5600 to confirm attendance by 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12.

First UMC of Orange to host Blue Christmas Service First United Methodist Church of Orange invites you to a Blue Christmas service in the Slade Chapel on Elm Street between 5th and 6th Streets in Orange. The service will begin at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 19. There are times in our lives when the Christmas spirit is hard to muster. There are times when Christmas just doesn’t seem as cheerful and upbeat as we have experienced for a number of reasons: • A loved one dies

Obits. From 8A Doris C. Buie Bridge City Doris C. Buie went to be with her Lord and Savior T h u r s d a y, Dec. 6, 2012. Funeral services were held Monday, Dec. 10, at Claybar Funeral Home Chapel in Bridge City with the Rev. Bob Boone, pastor of First Baptist Church in Bridge City, officiating. Graveside Service were held that afternoon at Mimosa Pines in Sulphur, La. She was born on July 27, 1921, in Robeline, La. to Walter Edward Buie and Mabel Roberts Buie. She was a teacher in Iowa, La. for about four years and then was employed by Shell Oil Company and worked in Lake Charles, Lafayette and New Orleans, Louisiana offices. She retired from Shell in 1984. She moved to Arizona and became an extensive “world traveler.” Texas called her back in 1999, to be near family. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Bridge City. She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Katherine Smith and Myrtle Haney; and nephew, Kendall Smith. Doris is survived by her nieces, Nelda Kressman and husband, Fred of Bridge City, Texas, Glenda Reynolds and husband, Frank of Anderson, S.C.; nephew, J.B. Smith and wife, Donna of Baton Rouge, La.; and also many great nieces and nephews. The Golden Year Assisted Living was her home for the past two years under the watchful care of Kristi Shelton and her staff, Harbor Hospice staff and her niece Nelda. Robin and Jack Stout III, Ross Kressman, Kyle Kressman, Aron Stout, Cameron Stout, Katelyn Stout and Elbert Chamblee were honorary pallbearers.

Alta F. Faries Katy Alta F. Faries, 91, of Katy passed away Sunday, Dec. 2,

2012, in Houston. Funeral services were held Friday, Dec. 7, at Claybar Funeral Home Chapel in Orange. Born in Ennis, Texas on Sept. 16, 1921, Alta was the daughter of George Franklin Lummus and Eula Emogene (Grissom) Lummus. She was a devout Christian, a loving mother and counselor. Alta also enjoyed spending time with her family and fishing. Alta is survived by her daughter, Sharon Konior and husband, John of Trinity; sons, Dr. Paul Faries and wife, Sandra of Beaumont, Gary Faries and wife, Diana of Houston; and daughter, Hildy Shanks and husband, Scott of Katy. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Laura Mayberry and husband, Aaron, Michael Faries, Sean Faries, Emily Shanks, Davis Shanks, Lisa Scheffler and husband, Steve; and great-grandchildren, Elena, Kiki and Samuel.

Caleb Hezakiah Linscomb Orange Caleb Hezakiah Linscomb, 35, of Orange, was found deceased in his residence at Putnam Place Disability Residence in Or-

• Friends/family move away • We struggle with divorce • We lose our jobs • We may face cancer or some other overwhelming disease. If this is the case for you, we invite you to our first Blue Christmas service. Even though the title seems melancholy the service is a hopeful and healing way to begin your Christmas. Bring your family and friends. It is our prayer that this will be an uplifting time for you, even at this time, in your life’s journey.

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The Celebration Choir of Little Cypress Baptist Church will present the musical “Celebrate the Wonder” at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 16. The public is invited to come and enjoy the program in the sanctuary located at 3274 Little Cypress Drive.  For more information, call 883-8905.

St. Mark’s to host Pizza With Santa St. Mark Lutheran Church has heard from the “Jolly Fat Man in the red suit.” Santa said he will be at St. Mark Church, 945 W. Roundbunch on Wednesday, Dec. 19 around 6 p.m.-depends on “how fast ole Rudolph goes.” He is coming to eat pizza and visit with the Orangefield and Bridge City children up to age 12. He will also pose for a picture with each child and hear their wish list. Santa says he really enjoys the children on his night here and can hardly wait.  He has been coming to visit for the past three years. Please come join him! Please call Pat Greene at 722-6655 for more information

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. ange on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012. Services to remember and honor Caleb’s life were held Friday, Dec. 7, in the Chapel of Dorman Funeral Home in Orange with Caleb’s uncle, Jimmy Derks, officiating. Burial followed the services at the Linscomb Cemetery near Mauriceville. Caleb was born on Jan. 5, 1977 in Orange. Caleb was a lifelong resident of Orange. He attended Community Christian School, Little Cypress- Mauriceville Schools and he graduated from the Park Place Academy. He worked for Crown Pipe Shop and Trinity. An injury at Trinity in 1997 rendered Caleb disabled. In spite of his disability, he enjoyed traveling to Boston and Las Vegas with his mother in recent years. Caleb was always helpful to the other residents of Putnam Place, giving them inspiration and transportation. Before Caleb’s injury and many back surgeries, he enjoyed water skiing, hunting, fishing, hydro sliding and barbecuing. In the past two years, Caleb reveled in hanging out with his Putnam Friends, Jimbo, Sherry, Ricky, Louise, Earl and Dean. Although it was difficult to get a word in edgewise, Caleb never met a stranger because everyone he encountered became a friend. Most recently, Caleb became interested

in the computer and promoting his mother’s book. Although Caleb never had any children he loved his nephews as though they were his own. Caleb was preceded in death by his stepfather, Wesley Seale; his grandmothers, Zona Mello and Esther Mae Linscomb; his grandfathers Frank Mello and Clyde A. Linscomb Sr. Those left to cherish his memory are his dad, Clyde A. Linscomb Jr. and wife, Julie; his mother, Carolyn Mello; his sister, Sunshine Rives and her husband, Phillip; his nephews, Harley and Timber Linscomb; stepbrothers, Michael Gonzales and Damon Bailey and stepsister, Tasha Gonzales. Also by step siblings, Gary Paul, Diana, April and Elisa Mitchum. Others who will also cherish his memory are aunts and uncles, Marian and Jimmy Derks, Bill and Glenda Mello, Viven D’Angelo Camara and William Camara, Ray and Bobby Linscomb and cousins, Michael and Susan Linscomb, Jessica Yawn, Michelle Reeves and Whitney Coleman. Condolences may be sent to the family at For those who desire memorial donations, a memorial account has been set up to assist the family with final expenses. Make a donation to Wells Fargo Bank, Account #1000502596215. 605 W. Roundbunch Bridge City, TX 77611


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

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

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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 Rev. Bob Boone, Pastor Sunday Schedule: Traditional Worship - 8:15 a.m.; Bible Study at 9:30 a.m.; Celebration Service - 10:45 a.m.; CSI, Youth Bible Study, Discipleship Classes - 5:30 p.m. Wednesday Schedule: Prayer Meeting - 6:30 p.m., Youth Worship “Living Stone”

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

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

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• The Record • Week of Wednesday, December 12, 2012




Goodell proposes NFL eliminates kickoffs


Peggy’s may be the better option





It was one of the shortest fishing trips I have ever been on, but I wasn’t complaining about the early quit. After maybe twenty minutes of squinting against the cold rain and missing a single decent trout that inhaled an unattended Maniac Mullet, Ryland Joyce cranked up the big engine and we headed back north up Cow Bayou. “You have on the thicker Toad Skinz, but these are the original skinny Frogg Toggs I’ve got on and I am too cold to enjoy any more of this,” he pointed out while shielding his eyes with a water soaked glove.“I am going to buy you a shrimp Po Boy on a jalapeno bun at Peggy’s on the Bayou for your trouble and you can show me this technique on a drier day.” We never should have launched his new rig in the first place. The wind that was supposed to get here a day earlier was howling at daylight, but the weatherman said it would quit by mid-morning. I reminded him that was the same guy that said it was going to be here a day earlier, but we launched just the same. We might squeeze a couple of more easy trips out of the gulls, but the latest north wind and temperature drop pretty much changed the game. The boat trailers you see at area launches over the next two or three months will belong to fishermen that are really mad at the fish. This is not the time of year when “I just enjoy getting out on the water” is a valid reason for even hooking up the boat. In all honesty, I fish far more days in the winter than I would if I weren’t getting paid COLBURN PAGE 4B


Running for the first down, quarterback Jimmy Salter makes yards against the Rattlers. Salter had 60 yards on the ground and 97 yards through the air in the 38-7 loss. RECORD PHOTO: Meri Elen Jacobs

Mustangs: A season that ended too soon MUSTANG INSIDER MERI ELEN JACOBS FOR THE RECORD

A season that ended all too soon. That is what any Mustang fan, player or coach would say about this years’ season that came to a close last Friday night against the Navasota Rattlers at Turner Stadium in Humble. The Mustangs, who ended an almost perfect season, where many records were set and broken, lost to the Rattlers, 387. “The coaches prepared the kids last week,”

Head Coach Cornel Thompson said. “They were prepared with great practices during the week and they were focused. We just weren’t able to get the job done.” Although the Mustangs were trying to fight their way back into the game from the first few minutes, they never gave up and worked hard in the trenches to try to stop the Rattlers. “Once you get to the play-offs, you are playing teams that are almost all seniors,” Thompson said. “We are starting five sophMUSTANGS PAGE 3B

Well, it’s that time of the year again. Just when the playoff picture is beginning to get a bit clearer and the National Football League fans are beginning to get excited, the league’s competition committee is dreaming up ways to change the game of professional football in an effort to make it safer for its participants. The consensus of this committee once again this year is pretty much the same as it was at this time last year—the most dangerous part of the game occurs during kickoffs. Last year the committee proposed to move the kickoffs five yards closer—to the 35 yard line instead of the 30 and place a touchback on the 25 yard line instead of the 20—and were able to get half of their proposal passed by the vote of the owners. This year all kickoffs were from the 35 yard-line, but touchbacks still began play from the 20. However, because a majority of the serious injuries still were occurring on the kickoff phase of the game, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is planning to discuss the elimination of the kickoff entirely and several proposals that enhance player safety to the competition committee when it meets this week, according to an article that appeared last week in Time magazine. “Whenever anything comes out of the Commissioner’s office, I think it’s appropriate to consider it serious,” NFL executive vice president of football operations Ray Anderson told’s Ian Rapoport. “But every year, the competition committee will look at several proposals to enhance player safety, and certainly the kickoff play, probably disproportionately our most dangerous play, gets attention every year like it did last year. “Coach (Greg) Schiano’s suggestion is one that has been proposed. Some folks think it’s very inKAZ’S KORNER PAGE 3B


• The Record • Week of Wednesday, December 12, 2012

H Kaz’s Fearless


7:30 p.m. Friday at Woodforest Bank Stadium in Shenandoah—The Eagles have been dominating every foe they’ve faced so far and should have a tougher opponent in the undefeated Yoemen. However, the Eagles have so many weapons in their huge arsenal which should put them in the state finals next week.

H HIGH SCHOOL PLAYOFFS— Class 5A, Division I—Lamar (14-0) over San Antonio O’Connor (12-2), DeSoto (14-0) over Allen (13-1); Division II—Katy (14-0) over Cibolo Steele (14-0), Austin Westlake (10-4) over Cedar Hill (10-4). Class 4A, Division I—Tyler (13-1) over Denton Guyer (12-2), Georgetown (14-0) over Leander Rouse (10-4); Division II—Wichita Falls Rider (12-2) over Lancaster (13-1), Cedar Park (12-2) over Manor (11-3). Class 3A, Division I (State Final)—El Campo (14-0) over Stephenville (12-1); Division II—Navasota (14-0) over Bellville (11-3), Gilmer (13-1) over Graham (13-1). Class 2A, Division I—Daingerfield (11-3) over Wall (12-1), Newton (13-0) over Cameron Yoe (13-0); Division II—East Bernard (13-0) over Elysian Fields (11-3), Corsicana Mildred (12-1) over Sonora (11-3). Class A, Division I—Stamford (12- 1) over Italy (9-4), Mart (11-2) over Shiner (12-1); Division II—Munday (13-0) over Wellington (130), Tenaha (9-4) over Falls City (11-2). Six-man, Division I (State Final)—Throckmorton (12-1) over Abbott (12-2); Division II (State Final)—Richland Springs (14-0) over Follett (9-4).

Tremaine Anderson fights for yards against the Rattler defense. Anderson finished the season with almost 300 offensive yards. RECORD PHOTO: Meri Elen Jacobs

H FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP SUBDIVISION (Semifinal Round)— Sam Houston State over Eastern Washington, North Dakota State over Georgia Southern.

H COLLEGE BOWL GAMES— New Mexico Bowl Noon Saturday in Albuquerque (ESPN)—Arizona (7-5) over Nevada (7-5). Potato Bowl 3:30 p.m. Saturday in Boise, Idaho (ESPN)—Utah State (10-2) over Toledo (9-3).

H PRO PICKS— Cincinnati over Philadelphia (Thurs.), Houston over Indianapolis, Green Bay over Chicago, New Orleans over Tampa Bay, St. Louis over Minnesota, NY Giants over Atlanta, Washington over Cleveland, Miami over Jacksonville, Denver over Baltimore, San Diego over Carolina, Detroit over Arizona, Seattle over Buffalo, Oakland over Kansas City, Dallas over Pittsburgh, New England over San Francisco, Tennessee over NY Jets (Monday Night).

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Mustangs: amazing season ends omores. This unit, however, set a lot of school records on both offense and defense. To have nine shut-outs with two in the play-offs is very impressive.” The Mustangs’ leader, quarterback Jimmy Salter, who was chosen as the Offensive MVP of the district, had many accomplishments in his career at West Orange-Stark. Salter was impressive in his first start as a sophomore after being thrust into that role after quarterback Reggie Garrett passed away only two weeks prior. And 35 starts later, Salter has stats that not many can lay claim to. He started in 10 play-off games, completed 344 of 601 passes and finished his career with 4717 yards in the air. However, the stat Salter is most proud of is completing his senior year with a record low 5 interceptions-the first one coming in game ten of regular season. “My favorite game this year was against PN-G,” Salter said. “And my favorite play was the 50 yard touchdown pass I threw to J’Marcus Rhodes in the Lorena game.” Rhodes also made the All District team on both sides of the ball-first team wide receiver and first team cornerback. According to Rhodes, his biggest personal accomplishment while playing varsity was making a contribution to the team and getting better at what he was doing while helping the underclassmen get better. “Every game was my favorite

game,” Rhodes said. The district’s defensive MVP, Joe Lynch, led the team in tackles for the year and has been starting on varsity, along with several others, for three years. Lynch felt his biggest personal accomplishment was making it to the quarterfinals two years in a row and he also agreed with Rhodes that all games were his favorite. Quentin Tezeno, who made All District on both sides of the ball, offensively as kick return man and defensively as cornerback, agreed with Lynch that his biggest accomplishment on varsity was going four rounds deep both years. Tezeno’s favorite game was this years’ play-off game against Cleveland when he returned a kick for a touchdown. He was also ‘the man’ who scored twice against Bridge City last year to help the Mustangs win in a close game. Outside linebacker Ar’Tevin McDonald also made first team All District. He felt that the teams’ biggest accomplishment was winning district again and breaking the shut-out record. McDonald blocked a punt in the Cleveland play-off game that Will Moore fell on in the end zone for a touchdown. “My favorite game was the Silsbee game,” McDonald said. “It was a great match-up and we played 48 minutes of great football.” Moore, who made second team All District Outside Linebacker, said that his big-

gest personal accomplishment was being a part of the best defense in the state. “We played hard every snap and never settled for less,” Moore said. “Excellence was an expectation.” Another player who made second team, but on the offensive side of the ball as a wide receiver was quiet Tremaine Anderson. Anderson, who could block, run and catch said that his favorite game was Navasota because it was his last and he played it like it was his last. Defensive lineman Jhayllien Monette also made first team all district. Monette can be remembered by his sack on BC’s quarterback Matt Menard last year at the end of the game that saved the win for the Mustangs. His biggest accomplishments were being 13-1 and being a part of the #1 defense in the state. Kaleb Franklin, also a first team pick as defensive lineman said his favorite game was against Lorena. He felt like the team could brag on the fact that “we had a good speed team that played 48 minutes.” Dylan Brackens, who was a first team pick on the offensive line agreed with Franklin about Lorena being his favorite game. “I had the big block of the week and my best bud had two interceptions and he (Deionte Thompson) set the tone for the game,” Brackens said. Some of the hardest hits on defense have been by first

team outside linebacker Colin Janice. Anyone who saw the LC-M game knows what Janice is talking about when he says his favorite play was sacking the Bear quarterback for a safety in the first game of the season. “My biggest accomplishment while on varsity was making other players better while improving myself,” Janice said. “While on varsity, my team’s biggest accomplishment was bonding together with our brotherhood.” Travon Blanchard, who made first team All District safety, says his favorite game was against Navasota. “With that being my last high school game, I cherished things that I usually don’t pay attention to,” Blanchard said. Last years’ MVP for defense, Daniel Woodson, scored first team defense as an inside linebacker. Woodson agreed with most of the defense that going 13-0 with nine shut-outs prior to Navasota was the team’s biggest accomplishment. Woodson was also known to be a hard hitter. “Making first team all district (offensive line) was something I was the most proud of,” Austin Rutledge said. “I feel like I was a part of something bigger than myself.” Rutledge, whose younger brother is back-up quarterback Chase Rutledge, said that his favorite play was in the Silsbee game when he “pancaked” the noseguard and his brother ran behind him for 20 yards.

Kaz’s Korner: Proposed kickoff elimination triguing, and certainly the subject of some pretty vigorous discussion and debate,” Anderson continued. Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Greg Schiano offered a scenario where, instead of kickoffs, teams can punt after a score or attempt to convert a fourth-and-15 from its own 30 yard line. The reason this first-year NFL coach is so concerned is that when he was coaching at Rutgers, one of his players— Eric Le Grand—was paralyzed on a kickoff while Rutgers was forming a three-man wedge that already has been ruled illegal in the NFL. “Some people would say let’s move the kickoff line forward even further,” Anderson said. “Another suggestion would be to put weight limitations on the players who can run down on the kickoff play—the theory being that lighter-weight guys colliding would be less detrimental than heavier-weight guys colliding with smallerweighted guys.” The competition committee makes a recommendation to the ownership on a rule and the head NFL coaches will have input on proposed changes at the meeting this week, but 24 of the 32 NFL owners are needed to pass a rule change. Most of the head coaches and general managers that have commented on the Commissioner Goodell’s proposal agree that too many injuries are caused on kickoffs, but very few want to eliminate it entirely from the NFL. One general manager believes that playing on threeday’s rest adds to the risk of injuries. This occurs mostly on team’s who are featured on Thursday Night Football after playing a Sunday game or those playing on Thanksgiving after a Sunday game. The NFL could change the bye week schedules to insure that teams playing on Thursday are coming off their bye week. The same would hold true for Thanksgiving. Another GM suggests that if the NFL really wanted to reduce injuries, it should consider scheduling fewer games for a season. This Korner believes that kickoffs are an integral and exciting part of football and shouldn’t be altered dramatically. Special teams players

love what they do and are aware of the safety hazard that accompanies their job. We also believe Commissioner Goodell and the 32 NFL owners would not do anything that would hurt their precious revenue, like shorten the season. What’s really ironic is that earlier this year Goodell proposed that the league shorten its training camp time and extend the season from 16 to 18 games. You could almost see the dollar signs dancing in his head. And as far as Tampa Bay head coach Greg Schiano is concerned, he’s got to be some kind of a two-faced guy agreeing to reduce injuries by eliminating kickoffs and then ordering his team to blitz at the end of the game when the opponent that is beating his Buccaneers goes into the kneeldown Victory formation. That could really cause serious injuries, especially to the opposing quarterback. KWICKIES…Gillette Stadium, the site of the Monday Night Football game between our Houston Texans and the New England Patriots has been sold out for every game dating back to the 2002 season opener. During that span the Patriots have won 80 games, 10 more than any other NFL team. The Houston Texans have no easy road ahead of them in the last three games of the 2012 season, having to face the surging Indianapolis Colts (9-4) twice, with Peyton Manning’s replacement lucky Andrew Luck at quarterback, plus the Minnesota Vikings (7-6) who are struggling to keep their dim playoff hopes alive. The Dallas Cowboys fought a fierce physical and emotional battle Sunday at Cincinnati, rallying back from a 19-10 fourth period deficit to score a touchdown and a 40yard game-winning field goal by Dan Bailey as time expired to nip the Bengals 20-19 and keep their faint playoff hopes flickering for another week. The team was grieving over the death of teammate Jerry Brown, who died in an auto accident early Saturday morning. The driver of the car, Dallas defensive lineman Josh Brent was arrested and charged with intoxication manslaughter. The Cowboys (7-6) host the

Pittsburgh Steelers (7-6) Sunday at 3:25 p.m. The Seattle Seahawks’ defense, led by Orange’s Earl Thomas at safety, had another superlative effort at home Sunday, virtually annihilating the Arizona Cardinals 58-0 for their sixth straight win at home without a loss. The victory was payback for the 20-16 loss the Cards handed Seattle on opening day. Seattle (8-5) is now tied with the Chicago Bears for the No. 1 wild card in the NFC and holds the tiebreaker because of last week’s 23-17 overtime victory over the Bears at Soldier Field. Detroit’s 27-20 loss to the Green Bay Packers Sunday night was their 22nd consecutive setback for the Lions at Lambeau Field, the longest streak in the NFL The Houston Astros are diligently searching for a designated hitter for their upcoming maiden voyage in the American League. Believe it or not, their hottest prospect is former Astro slugger Lance Berkman, if he decides not to retire before the 2013 Major League season. JUST BETWEEN US…Orange’s 71-year-old Marathon Man Ken Ruane finished second in the 13.1 mile (half-marathon) “Swamp Stomp” in the

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60-years-and-older category held Saturday at Sam Houston State Park in West Lake, La. He came in 21st overall and when asked to evaluate his performance all Ken would say was “I finished.”

“Being able to let four years of the Mustang legacy pass through me and not me through it” was Ra’Shon McDonald’s answer to his biggest person accomplishment on varsity. McDonald had several pivotal catches in big games throughout the season. Kane Tezeno’s favorite game was against PN-G, when he scored his first touchdown. Abear Simien, who was the leading rusher for the Mustangs this season, with 784 yards, made the All District second team. To finish out the seniors is a young man who didn’t get to play after being injured in the


Buna game, but was the biggest encourager on the sidelines, Elvis Hubert. “Our team’s biggest accomplishment was that we came together and showed not only that we are great on the field but we serve the community and put the city on our backs,” Hubert said. Although the season is over and all of the football equipment has been turned in, the memories and records will last forever. Thanks, Mustangs, for a wonderful and unique yearone that has never been before and will never be repeated!




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• The Record • Week of Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Colburn: Fishing

After a 12 day layoff the Texas duck season is set to resume once again on Dec. 15.

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Forecast good for Texas hunters OUTDOORS CAPT. CHUCK UZZLE FOR THE RECORD

After a 12 day layoff the Texas duck season is set to resume once again on Dec. 15 and it happens to fall just perfect after some of the coldest weather of the year. The weather man appears to have cooperated as forecasts call for freezing and near freezing temps for several days leading up to Saturday’s opener. Reports from farther up the flyway suggest the biggest influx of birds has yet to happen as they migrate from the north. Many outfitters I have spoken with say the same thing and that is they believe the biggest migration is about two weeks behind schedule. If that is truly the case then the coastal hunters should be in for a great second half of the year. Due to many factors such as lack of available water in many areas to the north and the coldest weather of the year on the horizon it would make perfect sense to see a major increase of ducks and geese to this part of the state. The only problem with that theory is that ducks and geese don’t read so for the time being all local hunters can do is chase the birds that are here. As far as chasing birds are concerned I have really noticed an increase in the number of hunters, especially younger hunters. This is a great thing to see as they will no doubt be the future of the sport for many years to come but that also comes with a set of problems. The increased numbers of hunters has upped the level of competition for prime areas to hunt which in turn has pushed many hunters to the wrong side of the law. Local public hunting areas that are only open on specific days are routinely hunted on non-hunting days by those either ignorant of the law or just brazen enough to do it and not care. I spoke to a game warden at the launch recently and it was amazing to hear how many calls they get and citations they write on hunters who continue to hunt off limit areas. Another big problem that is much more common to younger or beginning hunters is bird identification. Now to say that veteran hunters never mistakenly identify a bird would be completely false because it does happen but not nearly as often as the beginner. Along with misidentification there is also the problem with not knowing the exact limit on different species of birds. You wouldn’t believe how many hunters show up at a check station believing they are perfectly legal only to find out they have some how broken the law. In a case like that it’s plain to see the hunter had no knowledge of breaking the law and had no intent or else they

would not have brought the illegal birds to the check station. The hunters who knowingly break the law and try to get away with it are a completely different story and usually are dealt with in a much harsher fashion. Young or beginning hunters can really help themselves out by reading and studying birds both in books and in the field. The ability to identify ducks in flight or at hand is something all water-

fowl hunters should strive to perfect. Hopefully the second split will open up this weekend and the numbers of birds in the area will equal the anticipation from the local hunters. Looking at all the factors like weather, tides, and moon phases it sure seems like the odds for success have increased but only time will tell if it actually happens. Good luck and be safe.

Illegal gill netting increasing From Staff Reports - For The Record

AUSTIN -- With more than a month left in 2012, state game wardens already are looking at a record number of seizures of illegal gill nets and long lines in Texas and U.S. waters along the lower coast. On Nov. 20, the U.S. Coast Guard notified the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department that following a three-mile pursuit by one of its boats, coast guardsmen had apprehended a commercial fishing vessel from Mexico in Texas waters. At the South Padre Island Coast Guard station, game warden Sgt. James Dunks removed an illegal gill net from the seized Mexican “launcha” and found some 180 sharks entangled in it. The captain of the seized vessel, a Mexican national, was taken before a South Padre Island justice of the peace and charged with possession of an illegal fishing device and operating an unregistered vessel. The other person on the boat, a 16-year-old male, was released to the U.S. Border Patrol. On Nov. 7, the TPWD patrol vessel Captain Williams discovered a three-mile-long gill net about 6 miles north of Brazos Santiago Pass and 7 miles offshore. Dropping 30 feet deep, the net contained 17 greater hammerhead sharks, 13 unidentified sharks (because of their advanced decomposition), 8 black drum, 6 tripletail, 1 large red drum, and several hundred triggerfish. Game wardens confiscated the net and released all live fish entangled in the net. So far this year, game wardens working aboard the Captain Williams operating along the lower Texas coast have seized 138,080 feet of long line; 53,840 feet of gill net; more than 6,000 sharks, 300 red snapper, 211 red or black drum; 21 gag grouper and 2 sailfish. Sharks, the most common target of these vessels, are harvested not only for their meat, but also for their fins. Shark fins, used for soup, are considered some of the world’s most expensive seafood and its high demand supports a world-wide black market.

and more often than not, I still try to talk clients out of bucking the elements for a swing or two at a trophy trout. Ironically enough, most of the folks that will not take no for an answer are not better conditioned younger men, but middle age guys that claim to enjoy sloshing around in fortyeight degree water for a handful of strikes. It was only this past year that I finally accepted the fact that the cold miserable fishless days of winter far outnumber those of even modest success. I always knew that, but I must have been tougher and I truly believed that I was going to catch that coveted trout every time I launched the boat. In spite of the degree of difficulty my records reflect, I already have 10 or 12 days booked for January and as a rule, anyone that books that far in advance for that time of the year is weatherproof. Today’s cold weather fishing gear is surprisingly warm and dry, but icy cold fingers and soggy mud bottoms still take their toll after several hours of standing in waist deep water. For years the wind rather than the cold was the ultimate determining factor, but that was prior to discovering that at least a few of those big trout hid out in the deeper waters of the river and ICW and I initially started “scratching the wall” as a Plan B. On even the windiest of days you can vertically fish the semi-protected water and still have a legitimate shot at a bragging size fish. It is a boring technique, but a big trout is a big trout and it is not unusual to find more than one sharing the same

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small piece of structure. The key is to keep your nose in your depth finder and locate suspended schools of baitfish holding along the 12 to 18 foot breaks. Once you find them, lower a lure over the side and hope that some of that clutter on the screen is actually a fish. I rely on a Corky Devil or Maniac Mullet most of the time, but I have caught them on a half ounce jigging spoon and five inch tails like the DieDapper, TTF Trout Killer and Split Tail Mullet as well. While I prefer to vertical fish, which I call “scratching the wall” because I try to keep my lure in contact with the break, I have also found these fish by simply strolling on the troll motor just like we do for crappie on the lakes. I feel certain that I will still burn lots of daylight wading the shallow flats over the next few months, but Talon and

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OJH announces Students of the Week

The following students were selected as Orangefield Junior High’s Students of the week for the week of Nov. 19: Cade Brown - fifth grade; Hunter Christman - sixth grade; Ngoc Pham - seventh grade; and Hunter Adams - eighth grade.


OHS TAFE members attend regional convention

The Orangefield High School Texas Association Future Educators members recently attended the regional TAFE Convention at LamarOrange bringing 20 students and two sponsors. The following students competed in competitions at the convention.  Elizabeth Newell placed first and Carrie Grace Henderson placed second in the keynote speech contest, advancing to state. Kristen Wolfford placed first in the Impromptu speaking competition, also advancing to state.  Lauren Davis placed third in essay writing, Ashley

The following Orangefield Junior High students were chosen as Students of the Week for the week of Nov. 26: Brooklyn Thompson - eighth grade; Seth Doucette - seventh grade; Caleb Castro - sixth grade; and Cloey Cox - fifth grade.

Kibodeaux will advance in the Educational Leadership Fundamentals category and the tshirt design by Maggie Hebert placed third overall. After the convention, the members went to The Meadows nursing home and sang Christmas carols and distributed goodie bags to the residents.

LSC-O’s Doss Named Deserving Recipient of 2012 Julie and Ben Rogers Service Award

2012 Rogers Award recipient, Kevin Doss, with past LSC-O recipients at the Rogers Award Ceremony at Lamar University’s Mary and John Gray Library on Nov. 8. Pictured are (L-R) Judy Choate, Jackie Spears, Kevin Doss, Tony Barrientos and Gina Simar.

Much like his laugh and the twinkle in his eye, Kevin Doss’ love for helping others is infectious. As Lamar State College-Orange’s 2012 recipient of the Julie and Ben Rogers Service Award, he was recognized for that admirable quality and joined the ranks of others who share his passion. But that passion isn’t limited to just one type of service, just as Doss isn’t limited in his many talents. Whether he’s teaching a speech class at LSC-O, touring the United States with his speech and debate team, or acting on-stage in a theater production, Doss gives his all. Having a strong love of the Arts, he has been a part of more than 25 stage productions and has written and directed, as well as assisted with, a number of performances for organizations such as the Orange Women’s Service League and Orange Community Players. He has served in a number of positions for the Southeast Texas Arts Council, the Orange Rotary Club, local schools, and First United Methodist Church, as well as at LSC-O. Doss said he felt very honored when he received word that he had been chosen to receive this year’s award. “This is such a wonderful award to acknowledge individuals at the Lamar campuses who contribute to the community in addition to their regular job requirements,” he said. “It is truly amazing how this small initiative of community service from Julie and Ben Rogers has been able to reach so many lives in the Tri-County area.” After beginning his teaching career when he accepted a graduate assistantship position at Texas State University in 1990, he continued work toward his master’s degree and coached the Speech and Debate team there. In 1992, he moved to Louisiana Tech University in Ruston, La., where he taught and coached the Speech and Debate team for more than four years. In 1996, he arrived in Orange and has Nancebeen an instructor of speech and communication classes at LSC-O, and the director of the Speech and Debate Team, for the past 16 years. “I love being a teacher,” he said. “It is very satisfying when I know that I am planting the seeds of public speaking knowledge in the minds of my students. My joy comes from them taking what they have learned from my classes and using it to further themselves in their careers.” Seeing students succeed at their occupational goals is a rewarding experience for Doss, who says he lives vicariously through the success of his students.

“I always tell my students that when I chose the education profession, I knew I would never be a rich individual,” he said. “My reward is seeing them achieve their financial and occupational goals. This is what drives my passion for communication education.” When he first came to LSCO, there was a small amount of groundwork that had been laid out for a speech team on campus by his predecessor. After taking charge of developing a team, he says he began to run with it, and over the years the team has served a great example of academic achievement. Under his direction for the past 16 years, the LSC-O Speech and Debate team has been recognized locally, statewide, nationally and due to an invitation to compete in Rome last year, now it has been recognized internationally. “The seed was planted when I arrived and I have worked to make it grow,” said Doss. “Hopefully, I will continue to make this team special for LSC-O and the Orange community.” Though he participates heavily in community activities, he says the activity that is closest to his heart is when he volunteers his time to help a student to perform a speech activity and to perform it well. Over the years, a number of elementary, middle, and high school students have asked for help with speech competitions and personal coaching, something he always makes sure to

make time for. “I look at them as my children who are learning a skill,” he said, “that will not only achieve an immediate goal, but will benefit them for a lifetime.” As far as working within the community, Doss says his favorite part is when he helps to put on a production at the Orange Community Playhouse with other members of the community. The mission of the Orange Community Playhouse is to share the Arts with the community. Doss says he believes that sharing the Arts is something that touches the lives of everyone who comes into contact with the production, though few have any idea exactly how much work goes into creating the show. “It is a great feeling to contribute with others in the creation of a work of art,” he said. “And it’s a great joy when a show takes flight and the community can have a wonderful experience. I always seem to find time to participate in the Arts in our community, whether as a performer or a grateful audience member.” Wendy Elliott, Director of Student Activities at LSC-O, nominated Doss for the Julie and Ben Rogers Service Award and says his dedication and hard work with the students on campus and in the community is admirable. “Kevin has played a powerful role in the growth and development of OCP, and has opened up many opportunities for our students to participate in the Arts through OCP,” she said. “He has played an immense part in many of our students receiving scholarships to further their education after graduating from LSC-O.” Born, reared, and raised in Joplin, Mo., Doss cites his parents as the people who instilled in him a giving and caring heart, and taught him nothing is as rewarding as helping a fellow human being through his own time and tal-

ents. He says the end result is a personal satisfaction of knowing that he did something special that will benefit others. “There is not enough public recognition or money in the world that can ever substitute for the love of helping others,” he said. “The ability to ‘give of oneself’ is priceless!” As adults, Doss says it’s our responsibility to help plant the seeds of service so we can get the next generation on board with helping others. He says it’s important to get young people involved in community service at a young age. “We have to be mindful about encouraging our younger generation about the personal satisfaction of service,” he said. “The Orange community has some outstanding individuals who contribute so much of their time and talents for others. This is what makes Orange such a great community and I want to see it continue for years to come.”


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coughing. One commonly used cough suppressant is dextromethorphan, which relieves cough symptoms but doesn’t speed recovery. If you’re producing mucus, however, don’t take a cough suppressant. Instead, look for an expectorant, a medicine that helps thin the mucus in the lungs and soothe an irritated respiratory tract. All Clogged Up! Decongestants like pseudoephedrine (PSE) relieve a stuffy nose and congestion by actually narrowing the blood vessels in nasal passages so you can breathe more easily. PSEs are now located behind the pharmacy counter because they are an ingredient that can be used to make the illegal drug methamphetamine (meth). Rest assured though, PSE has been safely used for decades. If you’re clogged up, consider treating your symptoms and

doing your part to keep your community safer at the same time. Ask your pharmacist about new Nexafed 30mg pseudoephedrine HCl tablets, the next-generation PSE that provides the same effective cold and allergy relief from standard PSEs, but with technology that disrupts the extraction and conversion of pseudoephedrine into methamphetamine. Stop the Pain If your symptoms include muscle aches or high fever, consider an analgesic or painkiller. Most OTC analgesics fall in to two categories: acetaminophen or NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs). Both medications can reduce fever and ease aches and pains from the flu or cold. Scratchy Throat Help ease throat pain with cough drops or throat spray. While not a cure-all, cough drops or hard candy can help

provide relief from a dry, tickling cough. Also consider taking a warm shower or using a vaporizer to increase the moisture of indoor air. No matter what your symptoms are, it’s important to get some rest and stay hydrated. Doctors recommend six to eight hours of sleep every night to fight and prevent illnesses and keep the immune system healthy. If you have any questions or doubts about which medications may be best for you, talk with your pharmacist. And if symptoms worsen or last for more than two weeks, be sure to see your doctor. More tips on how to prevent and treat a cold or the flu can be found at Don’t needlessly suffer this season. With the right treatment, you can help alleviate your cold and flu symptoms.

(StatePoint) Not all broken bones are just an “accident.” If slips, trips or falls lead to a bone fracture, it could be a symptom of something much more serious: osteoporosis, a disease that weakens bones. If left untreated, over time, the situation could get worse, potentially leading to more fractures, chronic pain, or even disability or early death. Meet Jeanie Joas, an active woman in her 50s, who walks five miles at a time with weights, does yoga, spinning and hikes recreationally, while supplementing these activities with a healthy, calcium-rich diet. What she thought were two unrelated accidents three years ago -- breaking her wrist while hiking and later fracturing a bone in her foot skiing -turned out to be osteoporosis. Given her age, these fractures should have been a red flag for her doctors, but there was no recognition of the greater issue. Then two years ago, Joas had a regularly-scheduled bone density test that indicated rapid, significant bone loss. If her osteoporosis had been detected earlier, treatment could have started sooner and her second fracture may have been prevented.

Sound familiar? Unfortunately, Joas is not unique. Worldwide, one in two women and one in five men over age 50 will suffer a fragility fracture, and in the United States, 2 million broken bones occur annually (5,500 every day) due to osteoporosis -- as people with osteoporosis may experience a fracture even from slight bumps or a fall from standing height in the course of daily activities. Here are steps you can take to become your own advocate when it comes to long-term bone health: • Osteoporosis is often referred to as a “silent disease” because it has no signs or symptoms until a fracture occurs. Break the silence. Talk to your doctor about bone mineral density testing and fracture risk assessment. To determine if you have any personal risk factors (in addition to getting screened by your doctor) take the risk test at     • In conjunction with the World Osteoporosis Day campaign, a recent report by the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF), ‘Capture the Fracture – A Global Campaign to Break the Fragility Fracture

Cycle’, reveals approximately 80 percent of patients treated in clinics or hospitals following a fracture are not screened for osteoporosis or risk of future falls. People with a previous osteoporotic fracture are twice as likely to suffer a second. If you’re over 50 and experience a fracture, especially at the wrist, upper arm, pelvis, hip or spine, don’t leave the clinic or hospital without a screening. • IOF’s report and subsequent global World Osteoporosis Day campaign, with participation from more than 90 countries, is intended to educate physicians and patients about the importance of testing and treatment to prevent future fractures, thereby reducing healthcare costs in the process. Get informed by reading the report at • Slips and falls are a common cause of fractures. Have your eyes checked regularly, ensure your floors are clutterfree and avoid outdoor excursions when the weather outside is frightful. By investing in bone health, you can prevent painful fractures and bigger problems down the line.

Broken bone? It could be osteoporosis

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Call Christine at 779-6580 EMPLOYMENT THE RAPE AND CRISIS CENTER is in need of Volunteer Advocates to offer intervention on our 24 hour hotline, and in direct services to sexual assault survivors. Training is provided and certified through the office of the Attorney General. If you are interested please call the Crisis Center ar (409) 8326530 to set up an interview. Thank You, Make A difference, become a volunteer! APPLIANCES USED APPLIANCES, starting at $99.95 & up, Harry’s Appliances, 302 10th. St. (10th. & main), Orange, We buy used appliances, 8864111. WHIRLPOOL DOUBLE DOOR refrigerator, water and ice in door, $225; portable meat toaster grill, $30, (409) 499-2128 or 745-2154.

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FURNITURE NEW VINEYARD BEDROOM SET,complete queen bed set, dresser w/ mirror, night stand, solid wood, $1,000; horse pulled old avery planter, @150, (409) 474-1789 or 792-0203. COUCH AND RECLINER, good cond., $250, (409) 7355082. MISCELLANEOUS TV CABINET W/GLASS DOORS, $50; computer desk w/ shelves, $70; complete full size bed, $80, (409) 7452003. ‘07 MORGAN STORAGE BUILD. for sale, 10’x10’, paid $1,700 will sell for $700 cash, (409) 225-4446. BOAT TRAILER, $60; Gun cabinet, $30, (409) 499-2128 or 745-2154. POWER KING TRACTOR w/ belly mower, Fordson tractor w/ front blade and back hoe, both run, (409) 735-6159. KINDLE FIRE TABLET, like new, $250, (409) 201-2873.

CASE KNIVES AT DISCOUNTED prices, two popular items: Genuine Mammoth Tooth Handle Case Muskrat, $399.50; Antique Stockman, $62.95. These are just a few of many. We even have Skinners for deer hunters, give us a call before they’re all gone! For more info call (409) 735-6970. (12/19) PEARL DRUM SET w/ cymbals, like new, $900; deluxe massage table in case, like new, $125, (409) 221-8827 or 719-6042.. (12/12) UPRIGHT WALTZER ORGAN, Church size, GOOD COND., (409) 883-8695. PETS & LIVESTOCK GOLDEN RETRIEVER MIX,, F, spayed, (409) 746-9502. CHESAPEAKE GOLDEN RETRIEVER MIX, spayed F, heart worm prev., 746-9502. RESCUE DOGS, spayed & neutered, needing good homes. Pet food donations welcome. (409) 746-9502. LOST DOG. MIXED SCHNAUZER AND LAB PUPPY. Brown short hair and black long hair. Last seen at 970 Vivian Street in BC. 409548-3493. APARTMENTS MAGNOLIA TRACE APTS., 865 Center, Bridge City, locally owned and maintained, Special for the month of December, Upstairs - $550 - downstairs $650, 2/1 with laundry room in apt. we are a in quiet neighborhood, but walking distance to major grocery store, Pharmacy, restaurants, only 15 Minutes from Port Arthur. We take pride

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in our complex, $400 dep., Call(409) 886-1737, leave message. NICE BC 1 BEDROOM, small, very clean, in nice neighborhood. Cathedral ceilings w/ track lighting & Ceiling fan, all S.S. appliances, granite counter tops, self cleaning oven, dish washer. Bathroom has linen closet and built-in vanity, all ceramic tile floors. Living area downstairs, black spiral staircase leads to loft bedroom, new CA/H, nice patio & yard, concrete parking, yard maintenance included, No Pets, $500 monthly + $300 dep. + elec. & water, call for an appointment @ (409) 735-6277 or 626-1968. (ss) 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. 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. 3/2 NEAR SCHOOLS, Lg. back yard, CA/H, $850 monthly w/ $800 dep., (409) 735-2030. 3/1 IN BRIDGE CITY, 265

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1bd/1ba, All hardwood floors with fireplace. All appliances included, plus w&d. No utilities paid. $550/mo. $500 dep. Call Christine: 779-6580.

Call 735-5305 • Penny Record Office: 333 West Roundbunch, Bridge City • County Record Office: 320 Henrietta, Orange Note: Offices Closed On Wednesday BRIDGE CITY 3/2/2, 3 1/2 years old, 2132 sq. ft., sbo, beautiful open concept w/ archways, trayed ceilings, granite, crown molding, lots of storage, personalized wooden & Bamboo blinds, dead end curbed and guttered street. Call to see @ 988-8667.

Kibbe Ave., all built-in appliances including washer & dryer, fenced yard, outdoor kitchen & patio, $1,100 monthly + dep., 735-8257. 3/2/2 BRICK tile throughout, Granite, fenced yard, BCISD, $1,200 monthly w/ $1,000 dep., (409) 735-2030.

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.

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. 1 BEDROOM LOG CABINS in Mauriceville, real cute and in the country, $550 monthly + dep., (409) 735-2030. 3/2/2 IN BCISD, fenced in back yard, $1,450 monthly + $1,450 dep., (409) 474-2259.

LCM FOR RENT. Mickler Drive. 2 bd/2 ba/1 car garage. $600/month, $400 dep. Call 738-5177.

2/1/1 IN BCISD, 5643 highlander in Victory Gardens, large fenced back yard, trees, W/D hookups, $750 monthly + $500 dep., (409) 735-3281 or 553-1929.

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MOBILE HOME RENTALS BC AREA , as little as $30 daily for rooms, M.H.’s by day or week, starting at $30 a day or weekly, 735-8801 or 7347771. (cctfn) 2 & 3 BD MOBILE HOMES in West Orange. Deposit req. No pets. Call 883-9188 or 338-0651.

‘T R U C K S & VA N S ‘06 CHEVY SILVERADO crew cab, garage kept, like new only 48K miles,, loaded with power including keyless entry, bed liner, new tires, Husband passed on, must sell at $15,500, (409) 988-4829. ‘11 FORD F-150 LARIOT, loaded, very few miles, clean, (409) 886-1896. ‘95 FORD F350, one ton dually. 7.3 liter diesel, new tires. $3,500. Call 779-9444.

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. (12/19)

GARAGE SALES FRI. & SAT., 245 E. DARBY, BC, in back, 7 till ? Appliances, laptop computers, TV’s, trampoline, electronics, lots of boy’s (8 - 10+) clothes, dryer, full size box springs, knickknacks, misc. SAT., 505 MEADOWLAWN, BC, 9 till 3. Women’s clothes, Beanie Babies, puzzles, Christmas stuff, bread maker, blender, grill, shoes, Potato bulbs, gazelle, misc.

M.H. SALES LOW BUDGET HOUSING! 2/1 in nice park, Bridge City, $3,000 cash, (409) 474-1518.

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., 474-1518 or 474-2252.


‘05 CHEVY IMPALA LS, all power, leather seats, rear scoop, 77K miles, $8,300; Ford Tonneou cover for ‘97 to ‘03, $95, (409) 745-2003

ATTENTION WORKERS! 2/1 in nice park, Bridge City, water and Garb. paid, $425 monthly + dep. and references, (409) 474-1518.

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How to Brew the Theme: Holiday Traditions Perfect Cup of Coffee ACROSS 9. “____ we forget” 15. Raccoon cousin (StatePoint) It’s not magic. Brewing the perfect cup of coffee can take place in your own kitchen! As with any recipe, fresh, high-quality ingredients matter. Start with fresh, cold water. If you don’t like the taste of your tap water, use filtered water for better flavor. Remember, grinding coffee in advance of brewing means loss of flavor. So invest in a coffee grinder for a fresher brew. Not all coffee beans are created equally -- rely on a coffee with distinctive flavor profiles and consistent roasting, such as Portland Roasting Coffee, named by “Roast Magazine” as the 2012 Roaster of the Year. Use 2 tablespoons of ground coffee per 6oz of water. Make sure your brewing device reaches between 195F-205F to extract maximum flavor.

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Ways to make your home festive this season

(StatePoint) Though one of the best parts of winter is getting out of the cool, crisp air and into the cozy, comfort of your home, trendsetting crafters are bringing the beauty of nature inside their houses when decorating for the holidays this year. “This holiday season, the outdoors are in,” says Nicole Long, Manager of Inspiration for Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores. “Pine cones, evergreen, moss and grapevine can give your traditional décor a rustic, natural look.” If you’re having trouble getting inspired, here are some ideas from the experts at Jo-Ann: • Dress up the entrance of your home with an especially festive look. Wire a small twig wreath to a larger grapevine wreath and then decorate with dazzling embellishments, stems and greenery. • Give your mantel a cozy makeover by hanging knitted stockings, embellished with berries and leaves. Then fill them with gifts galore! • Deck the halls with pictures of loved ones and celebrations past. Turn a traditional pine garland of berries and pine cones into a personal keepsake of fond memories by adding handcrafted wire frames of your favorite family photos. • Paint pine cones red, gold, burgundy and green. Don’t be afraid to add a little glitz with a coat of clear glitter on each one. Showcase them in a simple glass container for a beautiful centerpiece or side table decoration. • Fashion a hanging basket out of grapevine wreath. Place battery-operated lights within the basket and fill with ornaments. • For a delicious holiday goodie bag, dip peppermint sticks in melted chocolate and decorate with sprinkles or chopped nuts. Place them in treat bags with ribbon then give to family and friends throughout the season. • Print Victorian-era designs onto paper, then decoupage onto wood shapes. Glitter the edges and tie on a shiny ribbon to create a lovely, vintage-inspired ornament. For more tips and directions on transforming your home for the holiday season, visit www. By bringing a bit of nature into your home this season, you can evoke its spirit all throughout the house.

How to beat the winter blues (SPM Wire) Got a case of the blahs? Winter may be at fault, when Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), a form of depression, is most common. But don’t spend the season sad. Try these techniques to boost your mood. The best part? They work any time of year: • Get the right amount of sleep. Too much or too little shut-eye can contribute to depression. • Eat right for mental health. Studies have linked diets low in selenium and omega-3 fatty acids with poorer moods and depression. Eat plenty of fish, beans, lean meats, low-fat dairy and nuts. • Take a daily walk for exercise and fresh air. Both are important for good mental health. More tips to combat seasonal blues are available at

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