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Community Announcements & Event Schedules..

Calendar of Events.................

Sept. 7 - Grandparents Day
Sept. 22 - Autumn begins
Sept. 24-27 Orange Lions Carnival
Oct. 1-4 Orange Lions Carnival
Oct. 31 - Halloween (Friday)
Nov. 2 - Daylight Savings Ends
Nov. 4 - Election Day
Nov. 11 - Veterans Day
Nov. 27 - Thanksgiving
Dec. 21 - Winter begins
Dec. 25 - Christmas (Thursday)


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Peggy Hale, Little Cypress-Mauriceville CISD’s Instructional Technology Specialist, will hold a “Bring Your Own Technology” (BYOT) session for parents and students on October 2, at 8 a.m. in the LCM High School technology lab. The BYOT project allows LCM students in Grades 3 through 12 to bring personal technology devices to school for educational purposes. Ms. Hale will discuss details of the program for those interested in registering. Parents are encouraged to attend the session if students are 17 years or under. For additional information, contact Ms. Hale at phale@lcmcisd.org.

The American Cancer Society will be hosting their 2014-2015 Orange County Relay For Life Team Captain Kick-Off event on October 6, 2014 starting at 6:00 p.m. at the Bridge City Community Center. Anyone interested in joining or learning more about our Relay For Life event is invited to come to Kick-Off! If you have any questions about Relay For Life please contact Heather Clayton at 409-338-4973 or email at ocrelaychair@gmail.com. Please RSVP by Thursday, October 2, 2014.

The Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School Homecoming Parade will take place on Friday, October 17, at 2 p.m., with the pep rally following immediately (approximately 3:30 p.m.) in Bear Stadium. This year’s theme is “There’s No Place Like Homecoming.” Entry levels include School Groups, Community Groups, Businesses and Political Ads. The Parade Committee reserves the right to refuse any entry, which does not conform to the guidelines or does not represent the values upheld by the LCM CISD. For details on line up time, who is eligible to enter, and cost, go to the LCM High School website at the following link http://lcmhs.lcmcisd.org/. Registration deadline is October 13. For additional information, call or email Mrs. Stacey Smith at 886-5821, extension 1660 or stsmith@lcmcisd.org.

The West Orange - Stark High School Homecoming parade will be held Monday, October 6. The parade, sponsored by the WO-S Key Club, starts at 6 pm at the track located near Calvary Baptist Church (Western Avenue) and will travel Western Avenue to the High School. Lineup will begin at approximately 5:30 p.m. Groups or organizations interested in participating should contact Meri Elen Jacobs, Key Club Sponsor, at 882-5570.

Bridge City Fire & Rescue will be hosting an Open House on October 9, 2014 from 5pm-9pm. This event is open to the public. There will be a mock MVA scene, smoke trailer, and many other exhibits for the entire family to see. Refreshments will be provided.

There will be an upcoming reunion for residents of 9th street in Orange past and present on Oct 18th starting at 3:00 PM! The event is going to be family oriented. Contact John Gray at danzmanj@yahoo.com for more info.

The Bridge City Chamber of Commerce is now accepting nominations for Citizen of the Year and Business of the Year. Nominations can be dropped off or mailed to the Chamber at 150 W. Roundbunch Rd.,Bridge City, TX 77611 in a sealed envelope to the attention of the Nominating Committee. A mail slot is available on the front door of the Chamber after hours. The Business of the Year & Citizen of the Year awards will be given to a deserving business and citizen in recognition of their outstanding contributions directly to the City of Bridge City/Orangefield Area during the past year(s). The award recipients will be honored at the Taste of the Bayou & Annual Chamber Banquet to be held in January 12, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. For more information, please visit our website: http://bridgecitychamber.com/

On October 10th and 11th 2014 the Orange County Livestock Show Association will host a livestock show and auction for the FFA and 4H youth Orange County at the Barn/Pavilion Mauriceville Fairgrounds on Cohenour Road and Hwy 62 N. These students are involved in either FFA within their schools or a member of a 4H Chapter in Orange County. They will be showing their animals in hopes of placing their projects in the sale auction that evening scheduled for 7:00 pm Saturday October 19th. Itinerary: Rabbit and Chicken Shows begin Friday October 10th at 6:00 pm; Art Contest Judging begins at 3:00 pm Friday; Hog Show judging begins Saturday October 11th 8:00 am followed by the Goat and Lamb Shows; A Prospect Show of Heifers will begin at 12;00; Bar B Que Judging begins at 12:00 noon; Vendors and Exhibits on display all day; Buyers Dinner 5:00- 6:30 pm; Sale Auction 7:00 pm. The Go Texan Committee members will be hosting an International Bar B Que Cook Off beginning Friday night and judging Saturday October 11th at 12:00 noon. They invite teams to compete for the titles and kitty. This event contributes to their scholarship efforts for Orange County 2012 High School Seniors. Contact Go Texas Committee Chairman Mr. Glenn Hughes 409-882-1424 to get your team signed up.

Bridge City High School Presents: "Spooky Stories" as told by BCHS Drama Students, directed by Mrs. Stacy McCorkle-Webb. Tuesday October 28th 6:30-7:30 at the BCHS Black Box Theatre, Ticket Prices? Free K-4 grades. Dress in your costumes; bring a blanket to sit, and prepare to be spooked! Stacy.Webb@bridgecityisd.net for more information. Performers: Bethany Anderson, Logan Beard, Jada Colunga, Wayne Currie, Sadie Fonville, Riley Harris, Jade Johnson, Jacob Norman, Griffin Ricks, Tristan Riley, Hannah Shields, Allyson Shockley, Justin Smith.

Advocates for Children, Inc. – A CASA Program Presents CASA Superhero 5K. Events include: 5K Run, 1Mile Run/Walk, and a 1Mile Kid Run. Saturday, November 15, 2014, 8:30 AM at Claiborne Park. All proceeds benefit Advocates for Children, Inc. “A CASA Program." Serving Orange, Hardin, Jasper, Newton, Sabine, and Tyler Counties. The CASA Superhero 5K is a certified course with mile mark splits at one and two miles. Computerized timing. Top three finishers in male and female age categories will be winners in 5K run and 1mile walk. All participants in Kids Run will be awarded prizes and will enjoy a bright bouncy house. Packet pick up beginning at 8:00 AM on race day on site – 5K begins at 8:30 AM. Followed by 1 Mile Run/Walk and Kids Run. Entry fee 5K (non-refundable) $25.00 prior to October 31, 2014. Race day registration $30.00. 1K and Kids Run entry fee (non-refundable) $15.00. Race day registration $20.00. Refreshments for all participants. Make it fun – Wear your own Superhero costume. Prizes for Best Male and Female Adult Costume. And Best Boy and Girl Costume. (409) 886-CASA (2272)

First United Pentecostal Church of Orange and Impact Student Ministries present BACKDRAFT (n. an explosive event caused by fire, resulting from rapid reintroduction of oxygen into the environment) Explosive service with Evangelist Rev. Scott Graham, October 17th at 7:30 pm

Thousands of children and adults in Southeast Texas are hungry and in desperate need of food. During this time, it takes the community pulling together to help feed the hungry. Orange Rotary Club is requesting donations of non-perishable food items to help feed the hungry this holiday season. Donations can be made at the following locations: Cowling & Burtsfield Wealth Management, 1508 W Park Ave, Orange; Mathews Jewelers, 126 Strickland Drive, Orange; Granger Chevrolet, 2611 McArthur Drive; Sabine River Ford, 1601 Green Avenue; Sunset Grove Country Club, 2900 W Sunset Drive, Orange, Only on Tuesdays between the hours of 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM; Mongolian Grill, 3104 Edgar Brown Drive, Orange, Only on October 21, 2014 from 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM. The Orange Rotary Club will be taking donations October 1st through November 30th. All donations will be made to the Southeast Texas Food Bank. By joining others in the fight against hunger, you can make an enormous difference in the lives of the less fortunate.

Public Notice is hereby given that the Zoning Board of Adjustment of the City of Orange, Texas will meet in a Public Hearing to consider the following item concerning Chapter 12: Planning & Zoning, of the Revised Code of Ordinances of the City of Orange, to-wit: PUBLIC CASE- Case No. 14:05: A request by Brazos Urban, LLC for a special exception to add on residential uses within the “OTC” Old Town Center on lots 5,6,7, and 8, Block 9, Sheldon Addition, more commonly known as 109 5th Street. The Public Hearing will be held Tuesday, October 21st at 5:30 p.m. at the Orange Public Library Auditorium (City Council Chambers) 220 N. Fifth Street, Orange, Texas. Anyone wishing to be heard on this case is invited to appear at the hearing and express their opinion and/or offer any evidence bearing on this case.

Come join the fun at the Orange Public Library’s Preschool Story Time on Wednesdays, September 17th – April 29th , from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. in the library’s meeting room. The program is free for children 3-5 years of age and their caregivers. You may register the day you attend a program. Each week children will enjoy stories, activities and crafts that focus on a specific theme. Preschool Story Time helps to build early literacy skills and introduces children to books and the library in a positive, enjoyable way. Caregivers are asked to stay with their children during Story Time. If you have any questions please call the library at 883-1086.

LSCO offering 2 classes- Basic Digital Photography, Oct. 7 –Nov. 4, Tuesday nights, 6:30 – 8:30 pm , Tuition $49. Photoshop Elements 11.0, Oct. 6 – Nov. 3, Monday nights, 6:30 – 8:30 pm, Tuition $49.

Orange County Retired Teachers Association will meet on Monday, October 13, 2014 at 10:30 am in the Sanctuary at Wesley United Methodist Church, 401 37th Street, Orange, Texas. The business meeting will discuss information we received about TRS Health Care from TRTA Director Tim Lee.The guest speaker will be Scott Hasty of J. Scott's A Florist, presenting techniques for fall flower arrangements. Members are reminded to bring books for the TRTA Children's Book Project and pull tabs for the Ronald McDonald House in Houston. Anyone interested in joining us can go to www.trta.org and click on "local units," or call Kay Kline at 735-9300.

The Orange Blossom Dancers hold a ladies' dance class every Monday at the Salvation Army Gym from 6:00-7:30 pm. The classes are free except for a $2 donation to the Salvation Army. Beginning October 6 a new beginner class is being offered. Even if you have never taken a dance class, come and learn the basic steps and simple line dances. For more information call Dayle Gunn-Weatherford at 313-0306.

The Bridge City Historical Society will host the 2014 Bridge City Heritage Festival on Saturday, October 4, at the Bridge City Community Center (105 Parkside – Bridge City, TX 77611) and surrounding grounds from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. For additional information, please contact Claudine Hogan, 409/883-8208 or Donna Riley, 409/720-7744.

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Family & Consumer Science will be offering a Savvy Shoppers Class at no charge on Wednesday October 15, from 10 am to 11 am. Learn how to get the most bang for your buck when buying clothes. Stop wasting your money on low quality items and learn how to shop for high quality on a low quality budget. There will be a special focus on shopping in thrift stores and upcycling old clothes. You don’t want to miss these thrifting tips! Class will be held at the Extension office located at 11475 FM 1442 Orange. We are located inside the Orange county Convention and Expo Center. Please call and let us know you will be attending, 882-7010.

The City of Orange Planning and Zoning Commission and the City Council will meet in a joint session on Tuesday, October 07, 2014 at 5:30 p.m. at the Orange Public Library Auditorium. PUBLIC HEARING: Case No. 14:22: A request by the City of Orange to rezone from “R-2" medium density residential zoning district to “C-S” commercial special zoning district; Lots 1, 2, and 3, Block 1, Bunn Addition, Block 2, Bunn Addition, and Lot 10A, Block 4, Bunn Addition, more commonly known as 1211 10th,1311 10th, 1401 10th, 1405 10th and 1106 Hart. Anyone wishing to be heard on this request is hereby invited to attend this hearing to voice their opinion either for or against.

Orange County Parks is now taking reservations for the Gould Community Center in Vidor and Claiborne West Park for the year of 2015. For reservations and information, please call: 409-745-2255.

Orange Villa Nursing and Rehabilitation at 510 N. 3rd Street in Orange will be offering Certified Nurse Aide Class to interested parties Free of Charge. The facility will provide all class materials and instruction required to study to be a C.N.A.. The class will begin in October anyone interested in taking the class should write a letter stating their reasons for wanting to be a Certified Nurse Aide and deliver the letter to Dawn Huckins, Administrator at the facility no later than September 29th. Prospective students will go through a series of selection interviews to determine the participants in the first class. Applicants who are chosen will be required to provide their own stethoscope, blood pressure cuff and dress in scrubs according to dress code. At the completion of the class, students will be tested by a State approved testing instructor and the student will be responsible for the cost of their test.

The Texas Military Honors Team is hosting a Mystery Dinner Theater Fundraiser Event to raise money for the Military Funerals of deceased Veterans. Held on Friday, October 17, 2014 at the Bob Bower Port Arthur Civic Center at 3401 Cultural Center Drive in Port Arthur. Doors open at 4pm with showtime at 6:30pm. Catering by Van Choate/Hush Puppy. Orange Community Players will present "Murder at Cafe' Noir". You are encourage to wear your best 1940's attire (optional). Tickets are $50.00 Veteran tickets are $40.00 purchase by calling 409-549-1210. Sponsorship tables are also available. Door prizes and a silent auction. Contact Pamela Vincent 409-549-1210 or 409-735-2930 or Jolynn Davis 409-350-8834. The Texas Military Honors Team mission is Military funerals by posting colors, a rifle salute as well as performing taps in honor of the Veteran at no charge for this service and may be requested through the funeral home service.

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 you must be able to supply verification that you are a non-profit organization along with your Service League Needs application. Your Community Needs application and verification of non-profit status must be returned to the Service League by October 1, 2014. Applications can be obtained by calling Nancy Shawhan at 318-282-3827 or Rosemary Higgins at 409-735-6472, or by emailing requests to info@serviceleagueoforange.com .

Each year, Shangri La hosts the largest scarecrow festival in Texas Oct. 7-Nov. 1 with dozens of hand-crafted scarecrows displayed through out the Gardens. Created by community organizations, businesses, schools, and families, scarecrow designs range from funny, to clever, to wacky and weird! Entry forms must be received by Oct. 1, 2014.  Entry form

Wesley United Methodist Church is taking pre-orders for Durham-Ellis pecans. Pecan pieces and halves are $9.50 per 1 pound bag. We will also have walnuts for $8.50 per 1 pound bag. To place your order please call Doris at 886-4804 or 670-7703, Jan at 735-5885 or 734-8036 or leave a message at the church office at 886-7276. Orders must be placed by September 1.

2014 Beef Symposium & Trade Show will be held at the Winnie-Stowell Community Building, 225 S. Park Street in Winnie on Tuesday, October 28th. Additional information on the symposium will be posted as received. Sponsorship is available for trade show. Contract the Extension Office for further details 882-7010.

A Dementia Care Givers Support Group meets the second Wednesday of each month at 10am at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 4300 Meeks Drive, Orange. The meetings are in the Brother Sun room in the Canticle Building. For those who cannot meet during the day, there is a meeting the second Thursday of each month at 6:30pm.

The Ladies Auxiliary to Orange Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2775 will have an INDOOR GARAGE/ CRAFT SALE on October 4th from 7 AM 'TIL 2 PM at the VFW Hall on Highway 87 North (5303 N 16th St). Tables are now being rented for $10 each. The kitchen will open to sell hot dogs, chips, nachos/etc at 10am. For further information or table rental, contact Cathie Duhon at 409-883-6909 or 409-553-6180 OR Ramona Henson at 409-735-4416 or 409-330-1677. If no answer please leave your name and number--your call will be returned.

Bridge City Chamber of Commerce, 6th Annual Electric Light Parade, Saturday, December 6, 2014 @ 6:00 p.m.. For more Information, please contact the Chamber Office at 735-5671, or email bcchamber@sbcglobal.net

Reunion Info

The Little Cypress Class of 1970 will have a Reunion-Social on Saturday, October 18, 2014. It will be at Robert's Steakhouse Restaurant Banquet Room starting at 3:00 PM and commencing at 8:00 PM. Cost is $15.00 per Classmate. Please send your money to Ann Martin Dominguez, 1410 Dawnwood, Orange 77632. Email Stephen Bull at stephenjbull@me.com for more information.

LCM Class of 1989 is trying to locate classmates for their 25 year high school reunion to be held on October 17 & 18, 2014. If you have not received an email or haven’t been in contact via fb please contact Becky Hurn McAnelley at Becky.McAnelley@lsco.edu, (409) 988-3427 or Cynthia Hodge Swartz at cynthiahodgeschwartz@gmail.com.

The Stark Class of 54 reunion will be held Oct. 10th & 11th at the Sunset Grove Country Club. Friday night will be hospitality night from 5-9 PM. Sat. the 11th will be the breakfast at 9:00 AM. Dinner and visiting Sat. night at 5 PM. The spouses or dates are invited to all functions. The reservation deadline is Aug. 15th. If you have not rec'd a letter or email, please contact Joette Evans Webb at jwebb4@gt.rr.com or 409-883-9432.

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