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Community Announcements & Event Schedules..

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

Aug. 1-2 OCARC FIshing Tournament
Sept. 1 - Labor Day
Sept. 7 - Grandparents Day
Sept. 22 - Autumn begins
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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On Sunday, August 24, 2014, at 5:30 P.M., First Baptist Church will have a special service for area Teachers and Students. There will be music, a short devotional, and a time of prayer for protection and blessings on our educators and students for this school year. We invite all local students, teachers, administration and others involved in our local school districts to attend this special event.

The Lutcher Theater Service Guild will hold their General Meeting on Thursday, August 21 at 5:30 pm at the theater on the first floor of the auditorium. Everyone should enter the side door. All volunteers must be present at this meeting. There will be an ushers orientation for all new ushers. For more information, please call 409/886-5536.

Bridge City Strutters Annual Back to School Dance will be held at the Middle School Cafeteriaon Saturday, August 23, 2014, from 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM. Bridge City students from sixth through eighth grades are invited to attend. Admission is $7.00, and refreshments may be purchased . BC Strutter BOOTsters and Strutters are hosting the dance.

Lamar State College Orange Continuing Education Fall schedule is now on-line. Please go to www.lsco.edu and click on degrees and programs.

The Orange County Democratic Party will be hosting a gala to honor outstanding county-wide Democrats for their volunteer service, present and past elected officials and a special memory tribute. The event will start with a gala and recognition from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and a social and networking from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, August 23, 2014 at the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW Hall), 5303 N. 16th St. in Orange. Special guest will be Wendy Davis, candidate for Texas Governor; Gilberto Hinojosa, chairman of the Texas Democratic Party; Steve Brown, candidate for Railroad Commission, and other state candidates including Gavin Bruney, candidate for 21st District State Representative; Michael Cole, candidate for 36th Congressional District and event co-chair; local county candidates Gail Barnett, candidate for Justice of the Peace, Precinct 1; Janice Menard, candidate for Justice of the Peace, Precinct 3 and Deborah Mitchell, event County Chair. For more information, contact Deborah Mitchell at 409-779-1744.

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension is holding a Vegetable Seed Saving Class on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at 6:00 PM. You will learn the reasons why to save seeds, what seeds you can save, and how to store the seeds. This will be a hands-on demonstration for tomato plant seeds and some other seeds. You will also receive a starter selection of heirloom, open-pollinated seeds. This is being held in the Extension office in the Orange County Expo building on 1442. Call 409-882-7010 to sign-up or for any questions.

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2775 will host a program in recognition of Operation Iraqi Freedom at 6:30, August 27th at the VFW Hall located at 5303 Highway 87 North. The VFW hosts 21 'recognition' programs each year. John Clark produces new videos for most of the programs depicting events of that Commemorative Date, followed by a discussion period. The program is open to the public. For further information contact John Clark at 883-0264.

September 18, 2014 - Stark Museum of Art hosts a Members' Only preview reception of a new, special exhibition (which opens to the public on September 20). Members get an exclusive first viewing and reception with light refreshments. Call 409.221.6656 to RSVP.

Two meetings will be held at the Little Cypress-Mauriceville CISD Education Center (at the Special Programs building on the corner of MLK and FM 1130) to provide parent training on the characteristics of dyslexia and Section 504 eligibility criteria. Information provided will include: awareness of characteristics of dyslexia and related disorders; information on testing and diagnosis of dyslexia; information on effective strategies for teaching dyslexic students; and awareness of information on modification, especially modifications allowed on standardized testing. Parents are encouraged to attend either the 10:00 am meeting or the 5:00 pm meeting on Wednesday, September 24, 2014. For more information, contact Jody Slaughter at the LCM Special Programs Office, 883-6970.

SilverOaks Baptist Church Twentieth Anniversary Celebration, 16460 N. FM 1442, Orange, Texas 77632. September 14, 2014, 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM Worship Service. Dinner immediately following. Past and Present Members invited!

Cub Scout Pack 311 will be participating in a Back to School Bash at Claiborne Park beginning at 10am. Saturday, August 16. There will be Belt Loops, Food and Fun for all Scouts and potential Scouts.If your children are Cub Scouts or are interested in scouting and are starting first through fifth grade, please come join us for some family fun. This event is open to the whole family.

We are ready to take your pre-orders for our famous Durham-Ellis pecans from Comanche Texas. One pound pecan pieces or halves are $9.50, 3 lb box $27 and 5 lb box is $45. We also have a variety of frosted or flavored pecans, flavored peanuts, specialty nuts including walnuts at $8.50 lb and raw almonds $6 lb. We also have specialty nuts and pecan gift baskets. Orders can be placed by calling any of the following club managers, or 4-H members and the 4-h office. Mighty Pirates 4-H, Kathy Hester 790-8835, Clay Busters Shooting Sports 4-H, John Bilbo 779-1115, Dusty Trails 4-H, Anna Hughes 221-9823 and the 4-h Office 882-7010. Thank you for supporting Orange County 4-H.

Hartburg Baptist Church will be in Revival on Wednesday August 20th - Sunday August 24th. Allen Buchanek will be preaching and Rico Vasquez will be leading music. The times is 7:00 p.m. Wednesday - Saturday and on Sunday 11:00 a.m. We will have a Fellowship Meal following the morning services.

Area residents are invited to New Anointing Church at 6 p.m., Friday, August 29th for an ole-fashioned gospel singing. This is an open-mic singing, so please bring your favorite gospel song on tape and/or CD or if you play a musical instrument, bring it. If you just want to come and listen and be ministered to through gospel music....Come on!!! This will be an evening of worship and praise, lifting up the name of JESUS. The church is located at 10681 N. Hwy 87 (about 7 miles on left from Northway Shopping Center). For more information, call 746-9515. NO refreshments will be served afterwards.

Wednesday, August 20th, The Golden K Kiwanis Club will meet at the Sunset Grove Country Club. We will have breakfast at 9:30, a discussion on general topics and our speaker at 10:30. Larry Siler, from "Home Instead Senior Care" will present ideas about maintaining safety at home. Please join us.

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.

Individuals who Purchased Hay & Hay Producers can bring a sample of their hay in a brown grocery sack to the Texas A&M Agrilife Extenstion office before September 19th. Samples will be sent off to be tested for quality free of charge this year. The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension office is located at 11475 FM 1442 Orange. Office hours are 8 am-12 noon and 1 pm - 5 pm Monday-Friday with exceptions of holidays. Questions, call the extension office at 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.

Reunion Info

The 1965 class of Little Cypress High School is making plans for our 50th reunion. Please contact one of the members listed below with your contact information We hope everyone will be able to attend our get together on September 19, 2015. A cruise is being planned for the same month and the deadline for the initial deposit is August 8th 2014. Contact: Bill Hudson - bigredfan2@hotmail.com, Carol Ascol - 409 745-3242, Jennifer Burleigh - 409 883-6426

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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