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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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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.

West Orange – Cove CISD will hold a Substitute Orientation on Wednesday, Sept. 24 from 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. at the West Orange – Stark High School senior cafeteria. The orientation session is for new and current teacher, paraprofessional, food service, and custodial substitutes. All substitutes are asked to bring their driver’s license and social security card. All substitutes are encouraged to attend. Individuals interested in applying for substitute positions may visit the WOCCISD website at www.woccisd.net to apply on-line. Applications are also available at the WOC Educational Service Center at 902 W. Park Avenue. Teacher substitutes are required to have 24 hours of college credit. Classroom observation hours are also required. Paraprofessional substitutes must have a high school diploma or a GED. All WOCCISD substitutes are also required to complete background checks. For more information, contact WOCCISD Human Resources at 882-5610.

The Starlight Church of God in Christ Church Family at 2800 Bob Hall Rd. in Orange, invite you to Family Conference Crusade 2014. The theme of the conference is “Let’s Stay Together”. It will be held September 18-20, 2014. On Thursday, September 18 at 7:30 p.m. the Guest Speaker will be Evangelist Joyce Rodgers. On Friday, September 19th at 8:00 p.m., the Guest Speaker will be Superintendent Larry Miles of Richmond, VA. Pastor Elaine Benson of Houston will be the Luncheon Guest Speaker on Saturday, September 20th. The following Powershops will be held on Friday before evening service: Family, Friends, and Money:; Single and Free to Serve; Marriage: His Needs Her Needs; Abuse Recovery; Mentoring Young Parents; Teens: Who am I?; and Teens: Preparing for College. Symposium topics for Saturday will be: Recognizing the Signals of Mental Illness; Bullied or Bullying; Standing Strong When Children Make Bad Choices; and Family Prayer in the Midst of Family Clutter. For more information call 409-886-4366.

Orange County Cowboy Church Play Day. Saturday, September, 20, 2014. Registration Begins at 5:30pm / Event Begins at 7:00pm. Events: Cloverleaf Barrels, Straight Barrels, Speed Barrel, Poles, Mutton Bustin’. Pay Outs awarded for each age group. Sleeved shirt required for all participants. Current negative coggins and signed release form required. For more information contact ccocarena@yahoo.com

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2775 and The Ladies Auxiliary will host a special VFW Recognition Program September 30th at 6:30 pm. The program will include tribute to
The Ladies Auxiliary in honor of their 100th Anniversary. October 8th, the VFW will show a video in recognition of Operation Enduring Freedom Afghanistan at 6:30. The public is invited to attend any and all of these special recognition programs, which take place in the VFW Hall at 5303 North 16th Street (Highway 87 North). For further information contact John Clark at 409-883-0264.

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.

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.

Community Christian School - Partners In Education will kick off their annual nut and munchie fundraiser on September 23, 2014. Orders will be taken until October 7, 2014 for pecans, walnuts, pistachios, cran-slam, deluxe mix, trash, and cashews. For order forms contact us at ccspartnersineducation@yahoo.com or by phone 409-883-2581 (Linda) or 409-988-9146 (Alesha).

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension is holding a class to Celebrate Family Mealtime. The topics that will be covered will be Families Cooking Together where you will actually be cooking with your kids and Nutritious Meals on a budget. This is being held on September 25, 2014 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the Extension Office on Hwy 1441. The cost is $10 per family. Please call the Extension office at 409-882-7010 to register for the class.

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

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.

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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