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Community Announcements & Event Schedules..

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

May 25- Memorial Day
May 30-31 - Boat Drag Racing at Orange Boat Ramp
June 6- Belmont Stakes (3rd leg of Triple Crown)
June 14- Flag Day
June 21 - Fathers Day
July 4- Independence Day (Saturday)
September 7- Labor Day (Monday)


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The public is invited to the 12th annual tribute to Orange County veterans 6 p.m. Sunday, May 24 at the Heritage Veterans Memorial Plaza, 3810 M.L. King Drive in Orange. The patriotic tribute will honor all veterans and those currently serving in the military. Held annually on the plaza on the campus of Orange First Church of the Nazarene, the program includes guest speaker Orange County judge and USAF reservist Major Stephen Brint Carlton, patriotic music, Orange Community Band, Southeast Texas Color Guard, Patriot Riders Motorcycle Group, Vietnam Veterans Mobil Museum and more. The plaza features the life size sculpture “Tears from a Grateful Heart” by Colorado-based artist Scott Stearman and the names of scores of veterans from Orange County. Inscribed on plaques incorporated into the plaza are the names of airmen, sailors, soldiers and marines as well as veterans of the U.S. Coast Guard and Merchant Marines. Also featured is the ship’s bell from the U.S.S. Dyson. Built in Orange, the U.S.S. Dyson went on to earn the Presidential Unit Citation and 11 battle stars for World War II service. For more information, call (409) 883-4674.

Become a Gift of Life Cancer Crusader - Melanoma Prevention and Awareness Seminar – May 26 - Two Sessions: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm and 6:00 pm – MCM Eleganté Hotel Fountain View Room (2355 Executive Boulevard – Beaumont, Texas) – Join speaker, Cindy Stinson, to learn critical information about melanoma diagnosis and prevention in honor of May’s National Skin Cancer Awareness Month. A complimentary meal is provided. To RSVP, please call the Gift of Life at 409.833.3663. The event is free.

The 3rd grade math students at West Orange Stark Elementary are building a lemonade stand and selling lemonade for their financial literacy project. The Southeast TX Humane Society was chosen as their charity to raise money and contribute to. They will be selling $1 glasses of lemonade during school field days on TH 5/21 & Fri 5/22, as well as selling to the community on Tuesday 5/19. The Orange community is invited to drive through the front of our elementary school from 9 am - 2 pm on Tuesday 5/19 to purchase a glass of lemonade or drop off item or money donations that will be collected and donated to the SE TX Humane Society. Students will be making the lemonade. Students will be working the lemonade stand to wait on customers.

West Orange – Cove CISD will hold a Job Fair and Experience on Monday, June, 1. The WOC Experience will be held from 8 – 10 a.m. and will include a tour of District campuses. The Job Fair will follow, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the WOC Education Service Center at 902 W. Park Avenue, Orange. RSVP’s are requested and can be directed to Tabatha Hubert at 409-882-5610.

Are you interested in raising Poultry? Thinking about showing Poultry as a project then join us for a Poultry Workshop on Monday, June 29th beginning at 6 pm. The workshop will be held at the Texas A&M Agrilife Extension office located at 11475a FM 1442 Orang and is free to attend. Ashlee Krebs, County Extension Agent with Agriculture and Natural Resources will be discussing facilities, feeding and care management, handling and selection. Feel free to contact the Extension office with any questions 882-7010.

The Housing Authority of the City of Orange will have an education workshop for landlords of properties under the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Section 8. The workshop will cover topics like the rights and responsibilities of the landlords. The workshop will be at 6 p.m. May 18 and the city's Neighborhood Facilities Building, 303 N. Eighth Street across from the Orange Police Station. The housing authority is asking landlords to email an RSVP by the end of Friday.

Beginning Computers for Senior Citizens, Friday June 5 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. To register please call Lamar State College-Orange Continuing Education at 409-882-3321 or email joanie.tandberg@lsco.edu

The Deweyville Independent School District will be taking transfer students for the 2015-2016 school year. Acceptance will occur on a student by student basis and will depend on certain criteria being met, the current number of students in each grade level, as well as staffing guidelines established by the District. Transfer packets may be obtained at the Administration Office or from the District web-site (www.deweyvilleisd.com). The deadline for returning the application with required documentation will be 3:00 p.m. on Friday, August 7, 2015. For additional information call the Administration Office at 746-2731 x 2221.

Area residents are invited to New Anointing Church, Friday, May 29th, starting at 6 P.M for an old-fashioned gospel singing. Come and get a Blessing and be a Blessing. If you sing with a tape/cd or sing live or play an instrument, bring it with you. This is an open-mic singing, so bring your favorite gospel song and come and feel God's love and God's Spirit move. The church is located at 10681 N. Hwy 87, Orange, Texas. (about 7 miles on the left from the Northway Shopping Center). This will be an evening of worship and praise, lifting up the name of JESUS. So, come and Bless us with your song or maybe share a testimony to Bless other people. Hope to see you all there. For more information, call 746-9515.

The Young People's Theater Workshop is a five week long summer program that gives local youth the opportunity to learn about and experience the performing arts first hand. Students will begin the program with a week of theatrical related workshops before beginning work on this year's production. Students will work onstage and behind the scenes acting, dancing, singing, creating costumes and building sets and props for their final performances for the public. Enrollment in the workshop is limited to sixty students. Registration begins May 23rd at 2:00pm at Orange Community Players and will remain open until 5pm or filled. Registration fee is $25.00. Scholarships are available. Contact ocplayers@att.net for information. The workshop begins June 15th and final performances will be presented July 16th through the 19th.  Workshop hours will be Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday evenings from 5:30pm to 8:30pm. A full schedule will be available at registration. Registration packets may be downloaded by clicking here. Due to the limited enrollment, there will be no preregistration.Questions may be directed to ocplayers@att.net

Vidor Rotarians to Host Community-Wide Garage Sale June 6- so clean out your closets and make some spending cash. The event will be held on Saturday, June 6 in the parking lot of Woods' Plaza. Each space costs you only a $10 gift to Vidor Rotary Club. You get to keep every penny you make. According to Rotary President Darrellyn Ford, "We always have a great sale. People sell food, crafts, and garage sale items. It's a great way to sell more, because we have a lot of vendors all in one place. We encourage school groups getting a head start on next year, church groups, or community members to purchase a booth and sell things." One of the highlights of the sale is always the Alpha Delta Kappa book sale, with table after table loaded with good books that only cost fifty cents to a dollar. There are books for all ages and for many different interests, from fiction to non-fiction, cooking to children's books. In addition, Vidor Rotary Club will have the green bus on hand, and each child who visits with an adult can take home a free book of their choice. To secure a form for the event, email sandrews@vidorisd.org, visit Vidor ISD administration at 120 E Bolivar, or swing by JKeen's Florist, where there are also forms on hand.

FAITH UMC announces plans for a fun filled Vacation Bible School, 2015. July 6 thru 10th. 9:00 am to noon. Ages: Kindergarten thru 5th grade. Deadline to register is: June 26th. Pre-Registration is required and forms can be obtained by calling the church office at 886-1291. Office hours are: Monday -Thursday, 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. Church is located at 8608 MLK, Jr. Dr., Orange, 77632.

 New Day Explosion services June 16th-19th at 7:30 PM nightl y. FREE ADMISSION! Speakers are: Bishop James W.E. Dixon, June 16th DOCTOR MARVIN SAPP, JUNE 17th Doctor Todd Hall, the PRAISEOLOGIST. June 18th-June 19th.

Since 2000, the Gift of Life has conducted more than 8,000 free prostate cancer screenings and helped extend the lives of 67 men who have been diagnosed and treated for prostate cancer, with all costs completely underwritten by the Gift of Life. During Men’s Health Month, the Gift of Life will host screening sites on June 6 in Port Arthur at the Carl Parker Center, June 13 in Beaumont at Lamar Institute of Technology and June 20 in Orange at the Lamar State College Wilson Building. Please call 833.3663 or our 24-hour hotline 860.3369 to register. Statistics reflect that the five-year survival rate for men whose prostate cancer is diagnosed early is nearly 100 percent.

The Orange Community Band meets every Thursday at 7:00 pm at the Thomen Community Center (Old Armory) at 4103 Meeks Drive. Part of the Southeast Texas arts community since 1959, the Orange Community Band is an all-volunteer group of area musicians playing patriotic, pops, & holiday concerts. Rehearsals are open to all local musicians, ages high school and up. We have need in all instrumentation areas: brass, woodwinds, and percussion. We've even had guitarists and piano players perform with us!  More info Elizabeth Jeanes, President, Orange Community Band, 409-656-1221.

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.

Reunion Info

A reunion of the LCM Class of '75 is being held on Saturday, June 20, 2015, 6:00 p.m. until.... It will be held at the Best Price Inn (formerly Ramada Inn). Price will be $20.00 per person to be paid at the door. BYOB. Sodas, ice and snacks will be provided. There will be a photographer taking random pictures for sale and there will be a DJ so wear your dancing shoes!! There is a negotiated hotel rate of $89 per night at the Holiday Inn Express, Orange, for those needing lodging. Just call the Holiday Inn Express, Orange, direct at 409-882-9222 and let them know the reservation is for the LCM Class of '75 reunion. Please feel free to bring any memorabilia for everyone to look at. Also, please spread the word to any classmates you may be in contact with. If anyone has any questions, please contact any of the following: Vicki (Honeycutt) Aven - 832-491-2334; LeAnn (Carroll) Day- 409-988-1910; Andy Kite - 409-670-8312.

As the 40th anniversary of our graduation approaches, we are currently looking for graduates of WOHS Class of 1976. If you graduated from WEST ORANGE HIGH SCHOOL in 1976 - call and leave your name and contact info @ 409-883-8625. If you know someone who graduated from WOHS, please share this information with them.

The Class of 1966 from Little Cypress High School is currently working on our 50th reunion to be held next year. Please send an email or a message to me on FB with your current contact info (address, phone #, email address) to brendaeavesjoy@yahoo.com. Please share this information with those you know who graduated in 1966.