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Community Announcements & Event Schedules..

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

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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Little Cypress-Mauriceville, in cooperation with Baptist Hospital-Orange, will host two flu vaccine clinics. A consent form must be signed to receive the vaccine, but it is free to anyone 18 years or older and is available on a first come, first served basis. The age restriction is due to the terms of the grant that is funding these two clinics. The first is on Tuesday, October 28, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at Little Cypress Intermediate, 2300 Allie Payne. Another clinic is scheduled for Mauriceville Middle School, 19952 FM 1130, on Wednesday, October 29, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. The LCM District encourages the community to take advantage of this no-fee opportunity to protect your health. If you have questions, please call Kelly Meadows at 886-4245, extension 5210.

Find your best costume and bring the little ghouls out Sunday night! Grace Lutheran Church will be having a fall festival on Sunday Oct 26th from 4pm to 7pm. We will have games, bobbing for apples, costume contest , and food. We will be serving Chili and Frio pie at approximately 5:30. Please come join us for some family fun at 2300 Eddleman rd (across from Memorial field).

West Orange – Stark Elementary faculty and staff will host a “Fall into Reading” Family Reading Night Tuesday, Oct. 28. The campus-wide event will include guest readers, arts and crafts, a Book Fair, reading stations, scavenger hunts, and more. Each grade level will also feature a storybook theme. All families of children who attend West Orange – Stark Elementary school and North Early Learning Center are invited to attend. Information regarding Family Access, the free and reduced lunch program, Communities in Schools, the WH Stark House, Shangri-La, and the Stark Museum will also be available. Students are invited to wear “friendly” costumes to the event. It will be held from 5:30 – 7 p.m.

The adventurous Louis de Rougemont invites you to hear his amazing story of bravery, survival and celebrity that left nineteenth-century England spellbound. Dare to be whisked away in a story of the high seas, populated by exotic islanders, flying wombats, giant sea turtles and a monstrous man-eating octopus. SHIPWRECKED examines how far we're willing to blur the line between fact and fiction in order to leave our mark on the world. Shipwrecked:An Entertainment will be on the Orange Community Players stage October 16-18 & 23-25 at 7:37 and a matinee on October 26 at 2:37. Call 409-882-9137 for reservations and visit www.orangecommunityplayers.com to purchase your tickets online. Ticket prices are $15 for general admission and $10 for students.

The American Cancer Society will be hosting a Orange County Relay For Life team captain meeting on Monday, October 27, 2014 at 5:30 inside the LSCO Wilson Building room 101. Anyone interested in joining or learning more about our Relay For Life event is invited to attend. If you have any questions about our Relay For Life event please contact Heather Clayton at 409-338-4973 or email at ocrelaychair@gmail.com.

The Little Cypress-Mauriceville Honey Bear Drill Team will hold their Ninth Annual Bulls and Barrels Rodeo, Saturday, October 25, 2014, at 6:00 p.m. at the Cowboy Church of Orange County Arena, located at 673 FM 1078, Orange, Texas. The show is open to those wishing to participate in bull riding or barrel racing. Other events will include mutton busting (sheep riding) and a calf scramble for the younger cowboys and cowgirls. Rodeo contestants wishing to enter should call Shane Young with SYJ Productions at 409-988-3637 or 409-540-8743. The rodeo is open to the public and admission is $5.00 per person. The Honey Bears will facilitate the concessions sales and proceeds will benefit the Honey Bear Drill Team program. This event has become an LCM tradition and provides quality family entertainment for residents of Southeast Texas and Southwest Louisiana.

A Halloween Party at The Fraternal Order of Eagles will have first and second place prizes for best costumes. One of the local favorite bands, Three Legged Dawg, will provide the entertainment. The entry fee is $5.00 a person. The band will start at 8:00 pm. Everyones welcome to come early and socialize. The Fraternal Order of Eagles is located at 803 N. 28th Street, Orange, Texas. Call 886-7481 for additional information.

The City of West Orange is happy to report that plans are well underway for the 2014 “Holiday in the Park” festival, which will be held this year on Saturday, November 1st, in the park next door to City Hall, beginning at 9:00 a.m. Booth spaces are going fast, with only seven non-electrical and five electrical booths remaining at the time of this writing. For anyone interested in obtaining a space, rules and regulations are available on the city’s website, www.cityofwestorange.com. You may also stop by City Hall to pick from the remaining spaces. Remember….payment and a completed registration form reserves your space! Food, fun, entertainment, and Christmas gifts!

McDonald Memorial Baptist Church located on the corner of South & Broad Streets in West Orange will have our “Not So Scary Halloween Party” on Wednesday, October 29, 5:30-7:30pm. We will have trunk or treat in the parking lot as well as game and food booths in the gym. You can even have a picture taken by a professional photographer. Everyone is invited to come out and have fun in a safe environment! All activities are free to the public.

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 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/

Former employees of Livingston Shipbuilding in Orange, Texas are invited to a reunion to be held Oct. 25, 2014 at the North Orange Baptist Church at 4775 north 16 street in Orange. Hours 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Attendees are ask to bring a covered dish that does not need to be heated or refrigerated. Drinks will be provided. For information contact the following:
Betty Bellow 409-982-3591, Earl Evans 409-746-3701.

The Orange County Historical Society will have it's annual dinner meeting on Nov. 4 beginning at 6:15 PM at Roberts Restaurant on West Park Avenue. The after dinner speaker will be Bruce Lockett, minister of the First Pentecostal Church in Vidor and a member of the Vidor Historical Society. Bruce will talk about the Confederate Civil War Fort which was located at Nibletts Bluff with emphasis on the upcoming archaeological expedition to discover artifacts at this site. The public is invited. Please RSVP no later than Oct. 31 by calling 988-5523.

ALL area residents you are invited to New Anointing Church at 6 p.m., Friday, October 31st 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.

Dr. Clay Christiansen, Associate Organist of The Mormon Tabernacle Choir, will be performing in the Slade Memorial Chapel of First United Methodist, Orange, on Sunday, November 2nd at 2:00pm. He will also perform at the 11:00am worship service. Admission is free. This is truly an historic occasion to see and hear this renowned artist perform locally. If you would like more information about this topic or to schedule an interview with Dr. Christiansen, please call Justin Sanders at 409-434-8597 or email him at justin.sanders@fumcorange.org. This recital is given in dedication of the Slade Memorial Chapel’s 1954 M. P. Möller pipe organ (Opus 8619) as “The Slade Brown Memorial Pipe Organ,” and is also in loving memory of Darby Byrd, Sr.

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.

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.

Wesley United Methodist Church will be having their Fall Festival on Sunday October 26th, 2014 from 2 p. m. until 4 p. m. Hayrides, games, moonwalk, food & candy from trunk or treat available free to public.

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.

Wesley United Methodist Church at 401 37th Street, Orange, TX is having its annual Christmas Bazaar Saturday, November 8, from 9-4. There will be unique gifts, Christmas decorations, crafts, jewelry, pecans, walnuts, links, taco soup (frozen to go), sweets and much more. Door prizes will be given each hour.

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.

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 

The Christmas Parade is sponsored by the Orange Kiwanis Club and will be December 5, 2014 beginning at 6:30 p.m. You can pick up your applications at the Orange Chamber of Commerce or the Orange Kiwanis Club Facebook page if you would like to have an entry in the parade. This year's theme is A Story Book Christmas. Each parade entrant chooses their favorite book or film to portray on a float. A list of suggested story book themes will also be available at the Chamber of Commerce and the Kiwanis Facebook page.

Reunion Info

The last classes of Lutcher Stark High School will get together October 24 and 25 for "That '70's Reunion." All classmates from the years 1970 through 1977, the last graduating class of the high school, are invited. Activities include a gathering Friday, October 24, at Sunset Grove Country Club from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. There will be heavy hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar. Golf will be available at 9 a.m. Saturday at the country club with a $52.50 green fee with a cart. A special tour and lunch is planned at Shangri La from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday for $15 per person. A dinner, social hour and dance will be held from 6 p.m. to midnight Saturday at the VFW Hall on Highway 87 North. Advance payment is $35 per payment with an extra $20 charged for payment at the door. More information is available through Keith Staudt, Jill Windham Turner, Pam Mouton Butler and Craig Nugent.

The Vidor class of 1964-65 will be celebrating their 50th Homecoming this October 17, 2014 at Vidor’s Homecoming. The celebration will begin at the annual homecoming parade with the 1964 State Semi Finalist Football Team serving as Grand Marshal. The Class will have a float with about 55 class members riding on it. In addition, there is a pregame ceremony planned at the game that evening which will feature the first Bic Buc that was donated to the school by the Class 0f 1964-65 50 years ago. Big Buc has been restored back to his glory days and will be placed in the School Board Room following homecoming. On Saturday there is a Cookout planned for the classmates to attend. Any member of the class of 1964-65 that would like to attend can contact Brenda Keasler (409/201-4695) or Genie Edgerly (409/769-4505) for more information.

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.

M.B. North high school of 1965 will meet 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 11, at McDonald's restaurant, located at 1710 N. 16th street. for more information please contact Walter Lazenby, or Peggy Lazenby at 745-2139.

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