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Community Announcements & Event Schedules..

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

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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The Golden K Kiwanis group will meet at the Sunset Grove Country Club on Wednesday August 27th at 9:30 in the morning. We will have a discussion on a recent topic after breakfast. At 10:30, our speaker, Irene Iturburo, will share her experiences while visiting the Gardens of Israel and Baha. Join us for an entertaining morning. The Golden K Kiwanis group helps to sponsor Key Clubs in our area. After breakfast and a member discussion, we will have a program from Woody Cox. He will explain the functions of our Key clubs. Come, join us, and see how our organization reaches out to the children of our area. See you on Wednesday, September 10th at the Country Club at 9:30. Bring a friend.

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

Harvest Chapel Church will be having open mic singing on Friday Sept. 5Th at 6pm. The address is 1305 Irving Street in West Orange, Tx. for further information, please call 409-882-0862.It is open mic singing, bring your cd's, tapes, or sing with the church musicians.

Lamar State College – Orange Continuing Education Beginning Computers for Senior Citizens (55+) FREE, Friday September 12th 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm. To register please call the Continuing Education office at 409-882-3321.

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.

The first meeting of Orange County Retired Teachers will be held on Monday, September 8, 2014 at 11:00 am at the Wesley United Methodist Church, 401 37th Street, Orange, Texas. Mike Hoke and Brown Claybar, representing the Friends of the Orange Depot, will speak on the restoration of the Orange Train Station. A covered dish luncheon will be served.

Tim Lee, the director of Texas Retired Teachers Association will speak at the Beaumont Retired Teachers meeting on September 10. He will inform everyone about changes in TRS retired teachers insurance. Those who have not signed up to attend this important meeting, but would like to, can call Kay Kline at 735-9300 before September 1 to be included.

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.

The Golden K Kiwanis members invite you to join us at the Sunset Grove Country Club at 9:30 on September 17th. After breakfast of your choosing, we will have a discussion of a member's interest. At 10:30, Kim McKinney will present an informative presentation of the workings of the Garth House, here in Orange. Come learn, what it is, what it does and how you can help.

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

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 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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