Vol. 50 No. 32 Two Sections • December 22, 2010
Round The Clock Hometown News
“ W h e r e T h e S u n R i s e s O n Te x a s
A nd T he Sta rs Sh i ne Fi rst ! ”
Nicole Gibbs Smith said.
For The Record “The study
Brian Smith, with Conver- in that it is es-
gent Non-Profit Solutions out timated that
of Jacksonville, Fla., presented there is esti-
an update on the C.H.A.M.P.S mated in the
building and other projects to neighbor-
the Orange County Commis- hood of $3
sioners on Monday, Dec. 20. million avail-
The Emergency Shelter of able within the county for the
Last Resort and the develop- project.”
ment of the property around Smith has completed an anal-
with recreational outdoor facil- ysis study and is in the process
ities. “We have completed a fea- of completing an impact analy- Brandon, a sophomore at Little Cypress-Mauriceville, has been actively seeking a forever family for many years. While his journey
A Christmas wish
sibility study to determine pub- has been a difficult one, he remains optimistic about finding the family he’s meant to be with. RECORD PHOTO: Holly Morrell
sis on how this facility will af-
lic sector support for the proj- fect the county. Smith will then
ect, particularly in terms of cre- present this information to the
ating a public/private private sector contributors to
partnership where we can enlist show them what type of return
public/private sector funds so this investment will have on the
we can support the project,” community. This is expected to
be completed in a few weeks.
Editors Note: The last name of the with only one wish: to find a loving, people did to me and how I was treated
Over the next few weeks, the
child in this story has been withheld supportive family. and it gets me down,” said Brandon.
total amount of development,
due to confidentiality laws. For a lot of children in foster care, “But then every now and then, I’ll shoot
construction and operations on
just the fact that they are in foster care back up and be myself.”
the facilities will be worked on. Nicole Gibbs means they came from somewhere cha- “He’s a good kid, he’s not angry at the
“It’s important that the private For The Record otic, dangerous or possibly neglected. world,” Teeler said. “He just wants a for-
sector donors, as well as the
Some children enter in to foster care ever home.”
county, understand the cost as-
This holiday season, people are bus- with a lot of emotional issues and those “Brandon really wants to be adopted,”
sociated with operations and
tling around to get the perfect present require counseling. Teeler said. “This is something he’s
maintenance because we want
for loved ones, but what if the perfect According to Brandon’s case manager wanted for a long time. Whenever we
to include that in our fund rais-
gift was a family. For one Orange Coun- Chad Teeler, even though Brandon has look at families that are willing to adopt
ing efforts,” Smith said.
ty child, that’s all he’s ever wanted. been through some tough times, he’s him, we look at compatibility. We look
Smith explained that the
Brandon, a sophomore at Little Cy- been able to rise above it and remain at the types of families Brandon would
Bridge City Softball Associa-
press-Mauriceville High School, has positive. A CHRISTMAS GIFT PAGE 2A
tion is committed to helping
spent many years in and out foster care “I start thinking about everything
raise a substantial amount of
money to help fund the softball
Down Life’s facilities. They will also help
ensure that the softball facili-
Highway ties are used to it fullest.
County Judge Carl
Columnist Thibodeaux explained that the
fund raising dollars will go to
Roy Dunn cover the cost of the amenities.
See Page 9A
COUNTY BUSINESS PAGE 2A
Christmas in lives
Columnist Nicole Gibbs
Joe Kazmar For The Record
See Page 4B Deborah Mitchell, 21st Centu-
ry Program Coordinator for
West Orange Cove Independent
School District (WOCCISD), has
Inside been working with the staff of all
three campuses and volunteers
The Record in the community to enrich the
lives of the students at WOC-
• SHERLOCK BREAUX The 21st Century Program is
In The an after school program that is Left to right standing: Salvation Army volunteers Samantha Ellis, Penny Ellis, Majors Linda and John Quenner, Shelby Ellis, Robbi
Creaux’s Nest offered year around to help in- Green, and Bailee Moore. Posing on bicycles are Angel Villanueva and Salvation Army Christmas Cheer Chairman Cecil Broom.
Page...................... 4A crease school attendance, de-
‘Tis the season for giving
crease drop-out and increase the
• DEATHS AND opportunity for academic suc-
MEMORIALS cess. During the school year, stu-
Page...................... 8A dents meet Monday through Fri-
day. The elementary school stu-
• CHURCH NEWS dents meets from 2:45 to 6:15
Religious p.m. and the middle and high Jenny Morgan with children. vacation days from her full cheese, cooking oil, butter,
Page.......................7B school campuses meet from 3:45 For The Record Those needing assistance time at the Lutcher Theater eggs, bread, potatoes and a
to 7:15 p.m. were asked to sign up at the to prepare for this event. ham. The volunteers had all
The Salvation Army, Or- One hundred volunteers 450 boxes finished in a record
• CLASSIFIED ADS This year, 270 students from ange Christian Services and Salvation Army or Orange
Buy-Sell all three campuses have elected St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Christian Service by mid-No- from the community gath- setting 45 minutes. St. Paul’s
Or Trade to participate in the program. teamed up to provide a vember. The two combined ered at the Salvation Army on donated 30 bags of food as
Page.......................8B The 21st Century Ace Program Christmas meal to 480 fami- lists, first making sure no one Monday, Dec. 20 to box up well.
is in it’s third year at WOS and is lies in the greater Orange had their name on the list 450 boxes of food comprised The toys, which are usually
‘Everybody a free program available to any area. The Salvation Army’s
student from Kindergarten to Angel Tree and the Women’s preparations.
twice, and started making of: five pounds of flour, five put into black garbage bags,
pounds of sugar, five pounds were bagged in red and green
Reads 12th grade at WOCCISD. Cecil Broom, Christmas of pinto beans, five pounds of bags.
Service League Toy Coffee The Salvation Army antici-
This program utilizes four Toy Drive provided the toys Cheer Chairman for over 25 rice, canned green beans,
years and board member of canned corn, canned sweet pated helping over 400 fami-
The Record’ WOS MAKING A PAGE 3A that were donated to families the Salvation Army, took two potatoes, macaroni and lies.
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The Gift of Giving OC Grand Jury indicts seven
deBIT caRd aBUse
Christmas Spirit Comes In Many Packages The Orange County Grand Jury met on
Wednesday, Dec. 15 and returned the following Mark Anthony Branson, DOB: 5-26-83; and
true bills of indictment. The allegations are as Robyn Catherine Schmidt, DOB: 9-2-75, of
follows: Bridge City.
TaMpeRING wITh GoVeRNMeNTaL aGGRaVaTed RoBBeRY
RecoRds Cecil Byron Michael, DOB: 7-16-77, of Or-
Colt Allston Rash, DOB: 10-12-83, of Orange. ange.
FeLoNY TheFT FeLoNY dRIVING whILe INToXIcaT-
Gamber Linus Friberg Jr., DOB: 7-8-70, of ed
Orange; and Charles Edward Declouet, DOB: Martha Jo Nance, DOB: 11-8-61, of Orange.
8-23-62, of Orange.
County Business From Page 1
he fund raising for the C.H.A.M.P.S. Building Wayne Allen Frederick and Aurthor Hickey to
will not cover the government building,” he a two year term as Commissioners on the Or-
said. ange County Emergency Service District No. 4
Thibodeaux went on to explain that the shell beginning Jan. 1.
of the building will be built and the public side The total for bills paid this week is
will be ready for use. However, the government $600,561.98.
side of the building will then be built. “We’re Farewells
still working on getting grant money for that This Commissioners’ Court meeting was not
particular side of the building,” he said. only that last one for 2010, but it was also the
other business last meeting for Precinct 4 Commissioner
Even though the Orange County Emergency Beamon Minton.
Service District No. 1 had been fighting fires “I’ve enjoyed the eight years of camaraderie
last week, the Emergency Management Office and I’m leaving with no ill feelings and no ani-
Vicki parfait ters ring.
did not recommend a burn ban be put into ef- mosity towards anyone,” Minton said. “I hope
For The Record Santa gives. His gift is mystery and magic,
happiness and wonder to believing children fect. I’ve made a few friends here. This county is in
and to parents who delight in the joy on their Since there won’t be a Commissioners’ Court good hands.”
Editor’s Note: This article originally ran in little ones’ faces. meeting next week due to the holidays, should a Last week, he was honored with a plaque and
the Dec. 23, 1998 edition of the Penny Record. Though some see Santa as the interloper in burn ban be needed, the County Judge will be reception thanking him for the eight years of
the nativity scene, others see the character as a able to sign an emergency ban that will be in ef- service he dedicated to the Orange County citi-
In the hustle and bustle of Christmas shop- gently, loving parable of sharing, not all incon- fect for seven days. After that, the court will zens.
ping, cranky cashiers, holiday parties, religious sistent with the Christmas message. have to reconvene to put an official burn ban in The four commissioners and the county
observances, plastic money and big bank loans, Regardless of the disparate views, Santa, place. judge wished all a Merry Christmas and a safe
it is easy to feel overwhelmed with fa-la-la-la-la firmly entrenched in the American Christmas The commissioners approved the appoint and Happy New Year.
frustration and tinsel tension. tradition, will likely make his flight this Christ-
The holiday season boasts the biggest retail mas Eve and many more to come, tracked faith-
frenzy of the year ... and the highest percentage
of suicides. But in all its many guises, secular
fully by NOAA and the United States Air Force. American Legion Post 49 to host New Year’s Eve Dance
Also a part of Christmas tradition since 1865,
and spiritual, Christmas is most importantly a the Salvation Army has put the message of giv- The American Legion Post 49 will be hosting a New Year’s Eve dance on Friday, Dec. 31 and will
time of giving-- of resources, of kindness, of ing into action with toys for the underprivi- start at 8 p.m. The music will be played to order, “you name it, we play it.” They will be playing mu-
self. leged and food for the needy. sic from the 1950s to the 1980s. Tickets cost $20 for a couple and $10 for singles. Call 409-221-
Some say Santa Claus should have no part in Major Carolyn Zuniga in Orange said the 7937, 409-886-1241 or 409-886-9861 for table reservations.
Christmas. It is, after all, the celebration of the reason for the Army’s charity is the love of God,
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From him arose the legendary figures of Kris less but the funds raised have been. The Salva-
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21st century From page 1
components to help the students receive the and college opportunities. They also visit differ-
skills they need to be successful in regular ent colleges. During the school year, students
school. The four components, which are imple- are encouraged to mentor other students.
mented on all three campuses, are: “We have many partnerships with the com-
Tutorials munity,” she said. “Community Christian
These tutorials are done by certified teachers School has many volunteers that volunteer on
to get teachers on the campus so that the tutor- campus. We have agency folks that come on
ing will align with the day school. campus to training exercises with our parents.
“Our goal is to make sure that we allow cre- Lamar Criminal Justice Society Students are
ative lessons because if students have gone to volunteers for our program, mentoring our stu-
school all day, then they would not want to par- dents. Our experienced workers, with the
ticipate in the sessions,” Mitchell said. “We’re Workforce Solutions, come out and volunteer
in-line with the day school, but we’re creative, every day. We have a variety of volunteer oppor-
innovative and we individualize.” tunities, a variety of agency partners.”
A web-based tutoring program for math and Engineers from Invista and Dupont and se-
science is offered for the students. Homework niors 65 and older volunteer their time to help
assistance is also offered for all students in the work the students.
program. “We want as many volunteers as we can get,
enrichment especially those who have a unique skill that
Dance lessons, cooking, filming, karate, the they would like to share with the students,”
junior docent program, Shangri La tours, chess Mitchell said. “Anyone who wants to volunteer
team and choir are offered to the students. The needs to either see Mrs. Mitchell or go to the
junior docent program, which is only offered to individual campuses and complete a Partners Kelsey Taylor, a student at West Orange-Stark High School and active participant in the 21st Century
high school students, works with the Stark Mu- In Education (PIE) form. A background check Ace Program, explains a piece of artwork to viewers on a tour. Taylor, along with four WOS students, are
seum and allows the students to go to the mu- will be done and volunteers will be trained.” Junior Docents through the program which partnered with the Stark Museum to help enrich the lives of
seum to receive training on how to be a junior parental support
tour guide. Parents are encouraged to take part and ac-
“The enrichment piece is very important be- tively support not only after school but day mit their homework,” she said. “We’re hoping to said. “This is not just a program for the school;
cause it provides the opportunity for experienc- school. see an increase in test scores. This program is it is a program that the community can be in-
es that children would not be able to afford, “We provide counseling, job referrals, and not a test preparation program, it is a skills volved in and support.”
sometimes it would not be a priority and some- other agency referrals to parents,” she said. “We building program.” “All of our partnerships are very vital to us,”
time would not happen,” Mitchell said. make home visits. We do meet with the parents Mitchell and the site coordinators for each Mitchell said. “Our teachers, our regular day
All enrichment activities support academics and call them several times. We want the par- campus meet with the principals throughout staff….we could not have a successful program
and offered to students from Kindergarten to ents to know what the students are doing. We the year to review student’s grades, review test without them. Our principal, custodian, trans-
12th grade. do what we can to support parents in support- scores and talk about their behavior. portation department, food service department
“The students involved in the docent program ing their children in regular school.” “We see as much of character changes as we all support us.”
were proud of themselves because they were able “We feel as though we have a program that is do grade changes. I believe that if we do the The food service department offers snacks
to talk about art, art history and they conducted not only meeting the needs of the students aca- character changing, that will enhance the and drinks for every student in the program ev-
themselves as professionals,” Mitchell said. demically, socially, individually, emotionally grades,” Mitchell said. “They have to follow the eryday. The program also partners with South-
college and career readiness and physically, but we also feel that we have a same school rules as far as behavior. We’re hop- east Texas Food Bank to offer a hot meal to ele-
WOS partners with Workforce Solutions dur- program that is meeting and combating some of ing the activities we provide for them will de- mentary school students Monday through
ing the summer to provide job opportunities to the negatives in the community,” Mitchell said. tour a negative behavior.” Wednesday. In January, hot meals will be of-
the students. Professionals are also brought in “I can tell you that the ones that consistently The students have given back to the commu- fered to middle school students as well.
during the summer to talk about job training attend show a difference in behavior, they sub- nity by going to local nursing homes to visit the Transportation home is provided for the stu-
elderly, they peer mentor other students and dents as well.
they hope to be able to participate in Habitat for Mitchell has already heard many great things
Humanity. from the parents of the students and hopes that
“The most vital part of the program is that this program will become a permanent fixture
the community embraces the program,” she at WOS.
LSCPA ‘hybrid’ courses reduce student time on campus
Many college courses re- Writing II, freshman Compo- Jan. 18.
quire students to come to the sition II, Introduction to The Spring Semester class
campus Monday, Wednesday American Government II, schedule is available at the
and Friday. Medical Terminology, Coding Help Desk in the Student Cen-
But some students at Lamar & Classification Systems, Gen- ter lobby, or in the Admission
State College-Port Arthur will eral Health Professions Man- Advising Office and Records
be able to carry a full load of agement, Introduction to Office on the third floor.
classes this spring without Word Processing, Intermedi- The schedule also is avail-
coming to the campus more ate Algebra, Spreadsheets, Ad- able on-line through the col-
than twice each week. ministrative Office Proce- lege website through the col-
Lamar State now offers 22 dures I and II, Records and In- lege’s website (www.lamarpa.
“hybrid” courses in which stu- formation Management I, In- edu), where students also can
dents attend slightly longer termediate Keyboarding, register for classes.
classes on Monday and General Psychology, Lifespan Students are encouraged to
Wednesday and don’t have to Growth & Development, Pub- register early.
come to school Friday. They lic Speaking, Microcomputer For information about ad-
complete the rest of the course Applications, Business Com- missions or registration, call
requirements on-line. puter Applications and Inter- the Admissions Advising Of-
Other “hybrid” courses of- mediate Algebra. fice at 984-6183. For informa-
fered this spring include Art Friday, Jan. 14, is the final tion about financial aid, call
Appreciation, Developmental day of registration for spring the Financial Aid Office at
Reading II, Developmental classes, which begin Tuesday, 984-6203.
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Catholic Church in Winnie. He is survived by his wife
TURNING BACK THE HANDS OF TIME Mildred, two sons, four daughters, 21 grandchildren,
12 Years Ago-1998 11 great-grandchildren and one sister. *****This is the
Vonda MacAldredge Green and Ed Green, of Or- time of year when Joe Kazmar publishes his annual
ange, are grandparents of Ashley Audra Jones, of Christmas list. He has been running the list since the
Houston, who plays Megan in the CBS soap, “The mid-1960s. He updates it regularly. Many on earlier list
Young and the Restless.” Ashley has played in several are now deceased. Many on this years list were not born
movies and commercials. (Editor’s note: I wonder if the when he started the annual tradition. Check it our, you
Greens still live here and what became of Ashley’s act- might be on it. *****Dupuis’ Full Service Station is one
ing career?)*****The Bridge City Chamber of Com- of the few left in the state. For 69 years it has been in
merce will install Marialeice Saucier as president at continuous operation, run by the same family. Kee-Kee
their 40th annual banquet in January. Kirk Ellender is and his crew give a great service that you don’t find any-
Chamber president. *****Janice, Connie and Aletta are where else. They check your oil, water, air your tires,
employees for Justice of the Peace, Pct. 3, Flo Edgerly. clean your windows and much more. This week Nicole
*****Parker Thompson is Constable Pct. 2. *****JJ’s features this unique station in a story in The Penny Re-
Fried Chicken is located at 2380 Texas Ave. in Bridge cord. *****Neighbor Cox is all smiles, Ginny, his bride
City. *****Employed at Hibernia Bank in Bridge City of 62 years is home and doing better after a stay in an
are Mike Moreau, Mary Burdine, Mary Frazier, Jada Oklahoma hospital. Daughter Karen and son-in-law
Runkle, Brenda Edwards, Lisa Hale and Amy John- Keith Duplichan brought her home and are spending
son. (Editor’s note: Moreau retired and moved to the Christmas in Bridge City. *****The Wednesday Lunch
beach. I believe now he is in business in Mid-County. Bunch will hold a Christmas get together at Robert’s
I have no idea what happened to the rest or where they this week. They will end the year next Wednesday with
landed.)*****Bax, ‘Old Uncle Gordon,’ ‘Barefoot Bax- Uncle Jim at Novrozsky’s.
ter’ or whatever, turns 75 on Christmas Day. (Editor’s
From the Creaux’s Nest note: Bax died a few years ago. Had he lived he would be
87 on December 25.)*****Hired gun, Ken Starr, and the
right wing lynch mob impeached President Bill Clin-
On Dec. 2, Jordan Sparks will be 21; Ali Lohan, 17;
Robin Gibb, 61, and had he lived Maurice Gill would
ton on two counts. (Editor’s note: No one was complain- be 61 also; and Diane Sawyer will be 65. ***Dec. 23,
CHRISTMASTIME HERE AGAIN ing about it being sacrilegious to be pressing on to get Corey Haim, 39; Susan Lucci, 64; Carla Bruni, 43 and
The real reason for the season is to celebrate the the impeachment done at Christmas time before the Eddie Vedder, 46. ***Dec. 24, Rayan Seacrest, 36; Ste-
birth of Christ. It’s also an important time for children. Congress changes.) Clinton is only the second presi- phenie Meyer, 37; Ricky Martin, 39 and Mary Hig-
Memories made during their childhood will live with dent impeached in our history. The polls of American gins Clark, 81. ***Dec. 25, Rickey Henderson, 52; An-
them the rest of their days. Make it as meaningful as people now say two to one, that the impeachment was nie Lennox, 56; Sissy Spacek, 61 and Jimmy Buffett,
you can for them. It’s not just how many nice gifts they a lynching. Sixty seven percent approve of President 64. ***Dec. 26, John Walsh, 65; Ozzie Smith, 56; Phil
get, those things will long be gone and forgotten, but Clinton’s presidency and leadership. *****Bob Livings- Spector, 70 and Carroll Spinney, 77. ***Dec. 27, Gerald
the memories of family, the get together, playing with ton, speaker to be, resigns as word leaks that Larry Depardieu, 62; Heather O’Rourke, 35; Bill Goldberg,
cousins, the big meal at Grandma’s house etc. will last Flynt’s Hustler Magazine was getting ready to expose 43 and Cokie Roberts, 67. ***Dec. 28, Sienna Miller,
a lifetime. Teach them the value of their presents and him. The New Orleans Romero was involved in at least 29; John Legend, 32; Gayle King, 56; Edgar Winter, 64
how fortunate they are because many other youngsters two affairs, one produces two kids, and the other was and Denzel Washington, 56.
are not having such a great Christmas. Appreciation is an interracial entanglement with a Mississippi woman.
a great thing to learn. Our thanks to Chris Rosa, man- CAJUN STORY OF THE WEEK
aging editor of the Abbeville Meridional for his help. A FEW HAPPENINGS Otis Gilbeaux was a single guy him, living at home
On Tuesday he went out and took pictures of the old We had a great visit the other day with Mary Bry- wit his papa and working in da family business. Wen
historical church and bank in Abbeville, emailed them ant, a great lady. This time of years is especially hard he found out he was going to inherit da family fortune
to us so we could use them in Roy’s Down Life’s Hwy. on the family. Casey passed away on Christmas Eve wen Clovis, his sickly papa died, Otis decided he need
Column. Special greetings to all of you our loyal readers last year. Son Matt is doing very well kicking for the to fins himself a wife to share his fortune wit.
from our entire staff and family of advertisers who sup- Atlanta Falcons; in fact, he’s the NFL’s second lead- One evening, at an investment meeting, he spotted
port this publication and bring it to you throughout the ing scorer. Sunday, against Seattle, he kicked two field da most beautiful women he had ever seen him. Her
year. *****Come along, it won’t do you no harm. goals and four extra points to win 34-18, clinching a beauty took Otis’ breath away and boy, was she smart.
playoff spot. His mom and brothers, Kim and Billy, will He went and sat down next to her and told her, “Me,
ON THE NATIONAL SCENE spend Christmas with Matt and family and will catch I may look like jus an ordinary guy but in a short time,
The White House and Republican Party combined the last two games of the regular season. Matt, a Bridge maybe a year or two, my papa him, will die and me, I will
to pass a massive tax bill, a victory for the middle class, City boy, makes Orange County proud. It would be nice inherit $200 million plus the big house and da farm.”
unemployed and super rich. Independents view it as if they made it to the Super Bowl.*****Our condolenc- Dat beautiful women her, was impressed and axe Otis
a win for Obama. Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell vote is a his- es to the family of Linnon Charles Williams Jr., 29, for his business card. Two weeks later, she because his
toric change to military policy. Obama is expected to who passed away Dec. 16. Services were held Dec. 18. step-mama.
sign the bill into law this week. Dream Act failed in the Please see obit. *****Our longtime buddy Dot Esbach
United States senate. The bill would have provided citi- came through another year with her annual Christmas BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK
zenship for thousands of foreign-born students. Presi- fudge. ***** Also, Rev. Leo took care of the staff with a Rodney Harmon, Yvonne Veillon, Clevie Fontenot,
dent Obama didn’t get the 60 votes required to prevent big box of sweets. *****Thanks also to our friend John James Robbins, Charlee Lemons, Dale Burns. Debi
a Republican filibuster. *****One thing I disagree with Heard for the delicious Orange County grown citrus. Foster. Jane Holton. Sue Cowling. Toni Thompson.
Democrats on is the estate tax. I believe it’s an unfair *****An interesting figure just came across my desk stat- Trey Clark. Terri Estes. Helen DeRoche, Lewis Sims,
tax because regardless of the size of the estate, taxes ing 39 percent of people polled say marriage is obsolete Mary Jane McCune, Mike Dillion, Ronnie Hutchi-
were paid many times along the way and to hit an es- and 35 percent of “Baby Boomers” are now divorced. son, Rushia Mae Cooper, Velma Theriot, Evelyn Fos-
tate with 35 percent or 45 percent tax that goes to the There’s something wrong with that picture. In the long ter, Janelle Deutsch, Louise Buker, Mary Frances
government instead of the heirs has never made sense run, kids are the ones who will pay the price. *****We Hartley, Randy Wuske, Ashley Burris, Emily Glover,
to me. Example: a family farm has $10 million tied up discovered a great service in Bridge City that was a Jennifer Ferguson, Kent Broussard, Laura Floyd,
in the land and $3 million in farm equipment. The land big help getting out holiday packages. It’s called Geaux Jean Marshall, Rebecca Johns, Rob Turner, Bobby Si-
has been passed down through the years. On the death Mail, owned by Jackie Smith and her hubby. They bert, Judy Taylor, Kirk Roccaforte, Lorraine Bonin,
of the owner, his heirs will have to borrow millions to have numerous services. Pay them a visit. *****Forty Max Pelham, Jacob Broussard, Stacy Roberts, Deb-
pay estate tax on what should be theirs. In many cases it years ago Steve Worster, Bridge City great, University bie Taylor, Harriet Dubose, Kenneth Wiemers, Linn
will bankrupt the farm. Many businesses face the same of Texas All American was fourth in the 1970 Heis- Cardner. Carol Nagale and Raymond Costilla.
bad fate. What entitles the government to claim owner- man ballots. At one time in the season, he seemed a
ship of 35 percent of that family enterprise has always shoe-in to get it. He was with good company however. C’EST TOUT
been my question. It should be tax free with no limit, Jim Plunkett won the trophy, Joe Theisman came in We have nothing but praise for the Salvation Army,
a million or a billion. On the other hand I believe it’s second and Archie Manning, the father of Payton and church groups and civic organizations for the tremen-
wrong to let the super rich off the hook with tax breaks Eli, was chosen third. Steve made headlines and was dous work they put into seeing that the less fortunate
and loopholes. I believe business should be given the known throughout the country. He brought a lot of are able to enjoy Christmas. *****Our United States
breaks but not super rich individuals. They add noth- recognition to our area. *****Special folks having birth- Congress and the White House should also be com-
ing to the good of the country, with the money just en- days. Our friend Jimmy Dillon Jr. turned 52 on Dec. plimented for the diligent work and passage of so many
hancing their own personal lives. 20. ***Our Facebook pal, Phyllis Broussard marks hers important bills before leaving for the holidays. The
on Dec. 22. *** Harriet Dubose, commissioner David’s Start Treaty is the latest. Texas, under the new 2000
YEAR AHEAD ON STATE LEVEL better half, celebrates and our buddy, Chris Gunn has census will add four new congressmen, two from the
“No checks and balances” another one Dec. 23. ***Wilda Martin, a former writer, Valley and South Texas.*****Our thoughts and prayers
Allen Ritter and Aaron Pena switching to the Repub- celebrates on Dec. 24. ***Flo Edgerly and Helen DeR- go out to all of our military personnel that are serv-
lican Party has given them a two-thirds super majority oche, both celebrate on Christmas Day. *** Others get- ing our country around the world and won’t be with
in the coming session. They can dictate the House agen- ting a year older are Ronnie Hutchison, mayor Kirk their love ones for the holidays. Here at our office our
da and pass what they please, including constitutional Roccaforte and Linn Cordner. ***Charles Pratt will thoughts are especially with Sharon and Mark Dunn’s
amendments. Democrats might as well stay home. They put another notch on his years of life on Tuesday, Dec. son, Jason, who is in his third tour in Iraq. Our entire
can’t stop or pass anything. Remember in 2003 mem- 28. His health could be better and we pray that it will paper can be viewed around the world on our website
bers left the state to prevent a quorum? Now 100 Re- improve in the new year. ***Anne Segura would cele- therecordlive.com. We hear from many youngsters
publican members is a quorum. Republicans control brate on Dec. 26 if she were still with us. I miss her a lot. around the globe and enjoy hearing from you. Take care
all statewide offices and the House and Senate. They *** Our longtime friend Bax would be 87 on Christmas of yourselves and a Merry Christmas to all. God bless.
call all the shots. The citizens get short changed with so Day. *****Happy 55th anniversary to Rene’ and Lucy
many having no voice. Republicans however will have Hanks on Dec. 24. *****We were sorry to learn that our
to bear the responsibility of dealing with a $25 billion friend Regina Harrington unexpectedly lost her dad
deficit, divisive issues, including redistricting. They can C.J. Sonnier, age 81, on Dec. 13. His health has been
rubbers tamp every thing now. Nothing can stop them. very good and he was very active. He began to feel bad,
They have to be perfect because they own it, livestock went to the doctor, was admitted to hospital with pneu-
and barrel. They can deal the cards from top, middle monia and died a few days later. To Regina and Doug
or bottom but they will own the ultimate results. Right and the entire family we send our deepest condolences.
after the session watch for Gov. Perry to make his move Services were held last Thursday, Dec. 16, at St. Louis
on to the national scene.
QUOTE OF THE WEEK
This week’s quote comes from the very conserva-
tive columnist and FOX News “Talking Head” Charles
Krauthammer. Headline: Obama takes his place as
master of the comeback. “If Barack Obama wins re-
election in 2012, as is now more likely than not, histo-
rians will mark his comeback the day of the great tax
cut deal of 2010. The President is a very smart man.
How smart? His comeback is already a year ahead of
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WO-S Middle School students attend Finance Park, face life decisions
STAFF REPORT The program includes in-school,
FOR ThE REcORd teacher led activities which culminate
with a visit to Finance Park.
Over 150 West Orange – Stark Mid- WO-S students were introduced to
dle School eighth grade students sat the program by math teachers Jobie
down with pencil, paper, calculator, Hill and Sarah Howlett in November
and a life card to make decisions about in preparation for the event.
insurance, education, health care cov- Once at the event, students were di-
erage, housing, transportation, and vided into small groups. Then, stu-
more. dents individually visited each of ap-
“It’s kind of cool,” Troy Brinson said, proximately 20 kiosks which required
“I’m learning about budgeting and life them to make choices about banking,
situations.” budgets, credit, debt, income, expens-
Brinson found himself designated to es, interest rates, savings, and opportu-
be married and the parent of one child nity costs.
shortly after arriving at Junior Achieve- Students had to determine budget
ment’s Finance Park in Nederland re- strategies, while at the same time de-
cently. termining costs associated with insur-
As he rotated through the various ki- ance, clothing, philanthropy, banking,
osks at the event, it was logical for dining out, phone coverage, home im-
Brinson to purchase an older model se- provement, groceries, furniture, basic
dan for transportation. The $294 per utilities, and investments, based upon
month car note fit into his budget. their assigned family unit, occupation,
The Finance Park program helps yearly salary, and tax commitments.
students build a foundation for making “The most valuable thing that hap-
intelligent, lifelong, personal financial pened was that those students with
decisions through hands-on, realistic trouble connecting math to everyday
West Orange – Stark Middle School eighth grade student Troy Brinson gathers transportation cost in-
site-based experiences. experiences now do,” Hill said.
formation at a Junior Achievement Finance Park kiosk. COURTESY PHOTO.
WOCCISD announces Parent North early Learning
Training for Family Access center celebrated
West Orange-Cove CISD will hold four parent information
meetings in January to introduce parents and guardians to
christmas with pajama day
“Family Access,” a web portal which will allow parents to view
their child’s grades, attendance, and other school information North Early Learning Center students welcomed the Christ-
on-line. mas holidays with a day of special activities today. Students were
The parent meetings will provide instruction, as well as the able to wear pajamas to classes and also gathered together in the
required student specific passwords, which will be necessary for gymnasium to enjoy a school-wide celebration.
parents to reach “Family Access” through the District website. Students enjoyed musical entertainment, popcorn and also
The meetings will be conducted on Tuesday, Jan. 11 at 10 a.m. watched “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.”
and 6 p.m.; and again on Thursday, Jan. 13 at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.
All meetings will be held in the Carl Godwin Auditorium, 2020
Western Ave. Additional meetings will also be scheduled. Par-
ents need only to attend one training session.
Above: Geordai St. Junious, Derrrick Williams Jr., Shakira Budwine,
Kolbe Chapman, all pajama clad students in Angela Taggart’s Head
Start classroom, pass the campus Christmas tree as they go to the
gymnasium for their Holiday celebration. The students are accom-
panied by Tawanna Crockett. COURTESY PHOTO.
The celebration of the Christmas season
has ancient historical roots, but it serves
the same purpose today as it has over all
Thank you for your support those centuries. It is a time to lift our
spirits and glimpse what life could be like
throughout the year. all year round.
Mykah Brown lip sync’s to an Elvis Presley Christmas song. Class-
mates Gabby Tims and Taylor Ellis dance in the background.
Have a Merry Christmas Have a blessed Christmas
Christmas program brings
& a Happy New Year!
Your Hometown Gift Shop
From: community holiday cheer
Dr. Wesley Palmer and the staff The Third grade students at West Orange – Stark Elementary
presented a Christmas Program this week. Fine Arts instruc-
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our United Way
Community Bulletin Board
Of Area Events And Happenings FOR ThE REcORd
New Year’s Eve lock-in planned Orange Savings Bank Presi-
dent, Stephen Lee and April
The Bridge City High School Cheerleaders are hosting a New Brown, the bank receptionist
Year’s Eve lock-in for children in grades kindergarten to fifth have swapped jobs for the day.
grade. This lock-in is a fundraiser for a cheerleading trip to Ha-
waii this summer and it provides a safe, guilt-free New Year’s
Stephen challenged staff to
Eve to parents. raise additional money for the
The lock-in will take place in The Next Level Gym in Bridge United Way campaign by of-
City and the doors will open at 7 a.m. Children need to be fering the person that raised
picked up by 8 a.m. the following morning. the most dollars could swap
Pizza and drinks will be served for dinner and donuts will be jobs with him for a day.
served for breakfast. Snacks and extra drinks may be pur-
chased all night long for $1 each at the Hawaiian Snack Shack.
New Year’s trinkets will be for sale and photos with a cheerlead-
er may be purchased for $10. The photos will be ready to take
home that morning.
Movies and gym floor space will be available to keep the kids
buys and the gym will have bouncers to keep the children safe
and secure. Cost is $50 per child and space is limited to the first From The Record
80 children. To sign up or for more information, call 409-330-
1905 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Family Of Advertisers.
Unclaimed BCHS graduation photos
The Counselor’s Office at Bridge City High School has gradu-
ation photographs of prior students who ordered picture pack-
ages but failed to pick them up. You may visit our website at
www.bridgecityisd.net for a list of students for whom we have
pictures or call 409-735-1539 for more information. Pictures will
Visit Us At Our
be discarded after Jan. 31, 2011.
New Year’s Eve Dance announced The Blue Santa program has helped more than 180 families in the
The American Legion Post 49 will be hosting a New Year’s Eve
dance on Friday, Dec. 31 and will start at 8 p.m.
The music will be played to order, “you name it, we play it.”
OC Sheriff’s office, Blue Santa
They will be playing music from the 1950s to the 1980s.
Tickets cost $20 for a couple and $10 for singles. Call 409- give to underpriviledge children
221-7937, 409-886-1241 or 409-886-9861 for table reservations.
On Friday, Dec. 17, all donated Blue Santa gifts were
‘Socks for the Needy and Homeless’ moved from the Sheriff’s Office to the distribution center
The Orangefield High School Library Club and Theatre Troupe at the VFW on Hwy. 87 in Orange. On Saturday Dec.
members are hosting a “Socks for the Needy and Homeless” 18, the gifts were distributed to those who had applied to
drive. They are collecting new pairs of socks from now until Jan. receive the gifts.
15, 2011. The socks will be donated to the sheltering organiza-
Sheriff Keith Merritt was pleased to announce that
tions here in Orange County to specifically help those ill or in
need here at home. Donations may be brought to the Orange- this year’s Blue Santa campaign helped over 180 families
315 Texas Avenue
field High School office or library. For more information please which included 350 underprivileged children.
contact the high school at 409-735-3851. Blue Santa is a community assistance program orga-
nized by the Sheriff’s Office and numerous community
2011 pound weight loss challenge
volunteers. The program’s goal is to provide underprivi-
leged children in Orange County with holiday gifts. This
in Bridge City
Greg the trainer has initiated a challenge to Bridge City and years event was the largest ever and we are excited that near the new hotels, past WalMart
Orange County residents to lose 2011 pounds collectivly from we were able to help so many families and are looking
Jan. 1, 2011 thru April 1, 2011. He is providing full support for in- forward to next years event.
dividual success and has prizes from the community to be
awarded each month for the greatest monhly loser. There is a
grand prize for the one who has lost the most by april. For infor-
mation call greg at 409-550-0777 or e-mail to gregthetrainer@ Christmas Eve candlelight service set
yahoo.com. There is no long-term membership required to any
A Christmas Eve Candlelight Service will be held at the First
Baptist Church of Orange on Dec. 24 beginning at 6 p.m. This
traditional Christmas Eve service features favorite carols, prayer,
LIT announces holiday break scripture and a devotion by Pastor Barry Bradley. The service
Lamar Institute of Technology will close for winter break at 5
concludes with the lighting of candles and the singing of carols. 315 Texas Ave., Bridge City • 409-738-3000 • Orange 883-SOLD
The community is invited to attend.
p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 23. Each officE is indEpEndEntly ownEd and opEratEd
All offices will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. until then. More information may be obtained by contacting the church
The campus will reopen at 8 a.m. on Jan. 3, 2011. The first day office, 409-886-7461 or email@example.com.
of the Spring 2011 semester is Jan. 10. The church is located at 602 Green Avenue in Orange.
Local offices closed on Dec. 23, Dec. 24 COME FISH WITH US AT
All Driver License offices and all other DPS offices will be COW bAyOU
closed on Thursday, Dec. 23, and Friday, Dec. 24, in observance
of the Christmas holiday. MArInA
• Clean Facilities
Offices will reopen at their regular times on Monday, Dec. 27.
• Pool Table
(For office locations and information, please see our website at • Juke box • Snacks
http://www.txdps.state.tx.us/administration/driver_licensing_ Cold Drinks & Ice
control/rolodex/search.asp.) $5 Cover Charge for Fun
You may be able to renew your driver license, change your ad- Just go Under The bridge
dress or purchase your driving record online—24 hours a day, 3095 Texas Ave, bC
seven days a week. Please see www.texas.gov for more informa-
tion. (409) 738-3133
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Second performance of CATS added
Due to record sales, the Lutcher Theater is adding a second
performance of CATS, Thursday, Jan 13, 2011 at 7:30 p.m.. The Larry’s French Market
show was added to the Lutcher season in November and went
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December 6, 2010. To date, very few balcony seats remain for 3701 Pure Atlantic Hwy. Groves, Texas
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book the second show.
New Crop Louisiana
Not only does the show star Matthew Taylor of Nederland, Boiled Crawfish
Texas as Rum Tum Tugger, but Beaumont boasts of Kathryn
Holtkamp, who plays Grizabella. Kathryn’s grandmother, Betty Quart Fresh Shucked
Holtkamp and aunt, Kathryn Windsor, reside in Beaumont.
Order tickets at www.lutcher.org or call the Lutcher box office
at 409-886-5535. The Frances Ann Lutcher Theater for the Per-
forming Arts is located at 707 Main in Orange.
Spicy Cajun Fried
Tickets range from $35-$65. (12 to 14 lb. average)
BCCC seeks 2010 ‘Citizen of the Year’ 5 Lb. Box Gumbo
The Bridge City Chamber of Commerce is now accepting
nominations for the 2010 ‘Citizen of the Year’ award.Candidates
may be, but need not be, a member of the chamber. Nomina-
tions from the general public are deserved and welcomed. All Thur., 12/23 • 6-9 p.m.
nominations will be considered.
The winner will be announced prior to the BCCC Annual Ban- Clint Faulk & Sherrie Lynn
quet on February 17, 2011.
Of consideration is the bases of their activities during the
past year as well as past achievements. Particularly, the impact
his/her contributions have made to the community, Criteria in- Join us New Year's Eve 6-10 p.m.
cludes their work with the chamber and community and length
of involvement. Chris Miller &
Nominations will close Jan. 28, 2011 and should be mailed to
Bridge City Citizen of the Year, P.O. Box 2033, Bridge City, Tx. Bayou Roots
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Shootout at the Sam Holley Corral
I was probably 12 before I learned that sleeping on the floor field, had four rooms. When the clan gathered, people slept ev-
and riding bucking calves was not part of the Christmas cele- erywhere, and in the middle of the night, if someone unfortu-
bration. That was also the nately felt nature’s calling, they had to tiptoe and stumble over
Christmas of the Shootout at the dozens of bodies to get outside.
Sam Holley Corral. Oh yeah, this was way back in the days of outdoor facilities.
You’re prob- ably thinking, It was a joyous time for me and my cousins. Gifts back then
now what’s the idiot talking were spare, but a cap pistol, a couple boxes of caps and being
about? with each other more than satisfied us.
You see, I was one of the for- And that’s what brought about the “Shootout at the Sam Hol-
tunate young- sters who was ley Corral” on the farm near Hart Camp.
surrounded by a large, and I Papa’s barn with its loft and stalls and surrounding corrals
mean large fam- ily. How large, made an excellent playground for cowboys and Indians-or ma-
you ask? When we got together, rines and Nazis or good guys and bad guys.
we took up two zip codes. And Riding our stick horses, Ed and I climbed and rode through
this family gath-
ered every every inch of the barn, planting bad men in the ground with
our trusty cop pistols (not to mention spooking Papa’s cows). MCT Credit Union’s
“Fill A Stocking” Project
Mama and Papa Holley had eight children. Now you give Our older cousin, Dooley, was always picking on us, and as I
each of those children a spouse and kids, and the numbers ex- remember one particular day, Ed and I had grown tired of
plode exponentially to the fifties and sixties. shooting imaginary outlaws, so we holstered our sixguns and
During his seventy-odd years, Papa Holley had four farms. took up bronc busting. Of course, having no wild horses MCT Credit Union conducted the “Fill A Stocking”
The two farms I remember most were near Littlefield, some around, we had to settle for Papa’s calves. project among staff for Christmas. Employees got to-
thirty miles or so north of Lubbock where the country is flatter Ed, having lived on the farm, could stay on the bucking calves
gether and filled 80 stockings to be delivered by the
than a wet saddle blanket. longer than I. Of course, if you know anything about corrals,
Therapeutic Family Life Center for their foster children.
The one out near Hart Camp had two family homes, one a the animals that inhabit them leave behind copious evidence of
three-room, the other, two. The next farm, back south of Little- their presence. MCT staff enjoyed being a part of this great cause for
Now, one of the natural laws of Nature is that when you are foster children in our community.
thrown from a bucking calf, odds are astronomical against The credit union movement stresses involvement in
your missing any of the numerous deposits the animals have community and MCT Credit Union supports that phi-
left behind. And believe me, we didn’t beat the odds at all. Nev- losophy by contributing to local communities and par-
er came close. ticipating in community events. MCT Credit Union
Once, when I was trying to scrape some of the deposit from serves all of Jefferson, Hardin, and Orange counties.
my shirt, a marble-sized rock slammed into the dirt at our feet.
We looked around and spotted Dooley on top of the pole shed
attached to the barn. He was drawing back on his slingshot.
We broke in different directions while he laughed maniacally
and continued shooting at us. Now, we were just kids, but we
Cowboy Church Christmas Eve service
weren’t stupid. Cap pistols couldn’t compete with his slingshot.
Darting under the shed, I grabbed a broken plank about two The Cowboy Church of Orange County will have its an-
feet long. At first I didn’t know what to do with it, and then my nual Christmas Eve candlelight service. The service will in-
feeble little brain gave birth to a brilliant idea. I scooped up a clude singing of Christmas carols, soloists sharing other
load of manure with one end, raced back into the corral, and Christmas songs, and the observance of the Lord’s Supper.
slung it at Dooley. The service will be from 5 until 6 p.m. The public is invit-
The plank was just like a catapult. We could hurl that stuff ed. The Cowboy Church of Orange County is located at 673
almost fifty feet. My first shot, I missed by a mile, but now, we
FM 1078, just off of Hwy 62, about one mile north of IH-10.
had a means to fight back.
For more information, Pastor Dale Lee may be contacted at
Dooley was good with the slingshot, but it’s hard to hit a
nine-year-old boy darting about like a crazed banshee. He did 409-718-0269.
connect a couple times, but so did we.
When Ed caught him in the side of the head and Dooley
started gagging, we figured flight was the better part of valor
and raced for the house and the protection of the grown-ups.
Mama Holley ran us all out of the house to clean up. That’s
when Dooley caught up with us. You don’t want to know what
Looking back, I was one lucky kid. It’s a shame they don’t
make Christmases like that any more.
Cardiologist Dr. Morbia
Area youth invited
on heart health
to enjoy pizza
St. Mark Lutheran
Church, 945 W. Round-
bunch in Bridge City, invites
Q. • how does diabetes affect
area youth and their fami-
lies for “Pizza with Santa.”
This event will be held on
A. Diabetes can affect both
large and small vessels of the
heart circulation. It is more
Wednesday, Dec. 22, begin- likely for a diabetic to develop arterio-
ning at 6 p.m. All children sclerosis (blocked arteries) in the heart
attending will be treated to for a few reasons. A couple are: 1) Insulin Dr. Pradip Morbia
a pizza supper, desserts, levels in diabetics can lead to hyperten-
gifts and pictures all com- sion and higher cholesterol. 2) Elevated sorbitol levels and
pliments of Santa. Yes, that blood sugar can promote plaque formation and thickening of
jolly ole’ fat man in the red the artery walls. Symptoms of coronary artery disease in dia-
suit, agreed to a visit to betics may be present because of diabetic neuropathy (nerve
Bridge City this year to see damage). Cardiac evaluation and monitoring through EKGs
the area youth. and stress tests as well as good blood glucose control helps in
St. Mark’s Church is the the early detection and prevention of major cardiac events.
“Little Church with the Big
Heart” and wishes to share
their love with the children
of the community. All are
Q. • how much should I exercise and what does it
do for me?
welcome to join and spend The goal is 30 minutes everyday. The activity
an evening with friends and should be non-stop and aerobic, meaning something
neighbors. For more infor- that raises the heart rate and makes one sweat and
mation, please call 409-735- get winded. Examples are running, treadmill, row-
4573; 409-722-6655; or 409- ing, biking, steppers, and brisk walking. Find an activity that
735-8727. Please call with a you like and can do without joint or back pain. Do not forget
head count as well. to stretch for five minutes, especially after exercising. Bene-
fits are that exercise lowers blood pressure and cholesterol
levels, two important causes of heart attack and stroke. When
done properly, it burns calories, keeping weight down. It also
helps to thin the blood making blood clots, and therefore,
stroke and heart attack less likely. Exercise also improves
overall energy level and relieves stress. Exercise 30 minutes
today and everyday. Make sure to consult your doctor before
starting an exercise program as well, just to ensure safety.
Q. • How can I improve my HDL (“good cholesterol”)
without taking medications?
A. There are several ways to increase your HDL cho-
lesterol. Fats that are monounsaturated can improve
your HDL as well as reduce triglycerides and bad
cholesterol (LDL). These include olive oils and other
vegetable oils, nuts, and avocados. Some foods such as pea-
nuts, green peas, sunflower seeds and corn can also raise
May Peace be your gift at HDL. Other important strategies to raise HDL include a regu-
lar exercise program, alcohol in moderation, and the cessa-
Christmas and your tion of smoking. Calcium supplements have also been shown
to increase HDL levels.
blessing all year through! Dr. Pradip Morbia
Gulf Coast Cardiology Group, P.L.L.C.
3921 Twin City Hwy
Port Arthur, Texas 77642
Judge Janice Menard, JP Pct. 3 Office: 409-963-0000
Questions for the doctor can be sent to the following email
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Deaths and Memorials
Death announcements Debbie’s mother, Lucy Pulliam; daugh- Kristi, Lacy, Katy, and Bailey Melancon as well as a beauty shop. Pauline in Joaquin, then starting the bands at
ter-in-law, Paula Pulliam; step-sons, and Justin, Stetson and Dillon Hryhor- moved to Kountze in 2001 and became Orangefield, West Orange, Orangefield
Steven Higgs and wife, Joyce, Larry chuk; great grandchildren; Tyler, Trey, a member of Kountze Church of Christ. again, Deweyville and West Sabine, until
Linnon Charles Higgs of Hillister, Miss., James Mullin of and Jazlyn Kay Melancon; sister, Char- She is survived by her sons, Bobby finally retiring from Orangefield.
Ada, Minn.; and step-daughter, Sheri maine Runnels of Orange; brother, Har- Williams and wife, Jane of Vidor, Gay- Preceded in death by his parents,
Williams Jr. Ainsworth of Alvin, Texas. old Jobes of Okalahoma. lon Williams and wife, Gladys of Koun- Emory is survived by his loving wife of
Orangefield He is also survived by his sister, Mar- tze; daughter, Cozene Baker and hus- 57 years, Edith Morgan Webb; son, Karl
ian Johns of Atlanta, Ga.; and numer- band, Dwaine of Kountze; eight grand- Webb of Orange; daughter and son-in-
Linnon C. Williams Jr., 29, of Orange-
ous grandchildren, great-grandchil-
Leatha Iris Conway children; 22 great-grandchildren; three law, Anita and Dale Dugas of Bronson;
field passed away on Thursday, Dec.
dren, nieces and nephews. Orange great-great-grandchildren; and other grandsons, Aaron Dugas, Jerrod Dugas,
In lieu of flowers, memorial dona- relatives and friends. and Joshua Webb; granddaughter and
A native of Or- Leatha Iris Conway, 91, of Coleman,
tions may be made to The Salvation grandson-in-law, Candace (Dugas) and
ange, Williams Texas and long-time Orange resident,
Army Southern Territory Headquarters, Adam Denison; great-grandson, Dau-
was born on May
1424 Northeast Expressway, Atlanta,
died Tuesday, Dec. 14 at Holiday Hill Patricia “Pat” Harris sen Micah Denison; sister, Shirley Webb
28, 1981 to par- Nursing Home in Coleman.
ents Cindy (Smith)
Funeral service were held on Satur-
Orange Singletary Hudson; and nephews, Rick
Singletary and Bob Singletary.
Williams and Lin- day, Dec. 18 at the First Presbyterian Patricia “Pat” Harris, 58, of Orange, The family would like to say a special
non Charles Wil- George R. Arneson Church in Orange with Rev. Margaret died Wednesday, December 15, 2010,
thank you to the staffs of The Golden
liams Sr. He was a Desmond officiating. Burial followed at
welder and an oil-
Bridge City the Parish Cemetery under the direc-
at her home.
Years Assisted Living and Texas Home
field worker, working for his uncle. George R. Arneson, 96, of Bridge City tion of Dorman Funeral Home. es were held on
He was preceded in death by his fa- passed away Friday, Dec. 17, at Parkway She was born Leatha Iris Richardson Monday, Dec. 20
ther, Linnon C. Williams Sr. and grand- Place Nursing Home and Assisted Liv- on Tuesday, March 25, 1919 in Wood- at Claybar Funeral
parents, Edna and Melvin Smith. ing in Houston. row, Hardin County, Texas, a daughter Home in Orange. Orange
He is survived by his daughter, Kessy A visitation will begin at noon, fol- of John Henry Richardson and Sallie Born in Orange
Breaux Williams of Orangefield; mother lowed by Funeral services at 1:00 p.m. Gertrude Freasier Richardson. Henrietta Yocum, 75, of Orange, died
on March 6, 1952,
Cindy Williams, step-father, Don Mor- on Wednesday, Dec. 22, at Levingston She grew up in Silsbee where she Thursday, Dec. 16, at her home. Funeral
Pat was the
ris; companion in life, Mary Bergeaux; Funeral Home in Groves, with the Rev. graduated in 1937 as Valedictorian. She services were held on Tuesday, Dec. 21,
daughter of R.W.
grandfather, Hershel Williams; grand- Matthew Keith officiating. Burial will fol- attended Sam Houston Normal Insti- “Bob” and Mary Alice (Smith) Callahan. at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange with
mother, Anne Glawson and sister, Dom- low at Greenlawn Memorial Park. tute in Huntsville. On Dec. 23, 1939 she As a registered nurse, she worked as the Rev. Kevin Trinkle officiating.
inique McDaniel’s and husband Bran- George was born Sept. 3, 1914 in married Marell W. Conway at her Aunt director of nursing for several nursing She was preceded in death by her
don of Nederland. Brooklyn, New York to George Rolf Gussie’s house in Woodrow and they parents; and aunt, Orlean Buxton.
homes in the area. She also served as a
Arnesen, Sr. and Sofie Nilsen Arnesen. would have celebrated their 71st anni- legal consultant for several area law Henrietta is survived by her daugh-
He was a lifelong area resident and re- versary next week. ter, Wanda Sparkman and her husband,
firms. She enjoyed music, her grand-
Thomas Gary Gordon Sr. tired from Texaco as a foreman in the Following their marriage, they resid- children, and her five chihuahuas. Donald of Orange; sons, David Delas-
Recovery Department. ed in Little Cypress where Iris was a sus of Orange, Danny Delassus and his
Preceded in death by her parents,
Orange He was preceded in death by his wife, homemaker and an excellent seam- she is survived by her husband, M.R. wife, Chris of Orange; daughter, Sandra
Thomas G. Gordon Sr., 76, of Orange Marjorie Arneson. Survivors include stress, sewing wedding gowns, dance “Chuck” Harris of Orange; daughter, McIntire and her husband, Robert of
(formally of Safford , Ariz.) passed away his daughters, Barbara Keith and hus- recital costumes and prom dresses. Iris Orange; ten grandchildren; eight great-
Kim Hoffmeyer of Beaumont; son, Chris
peacefully at his band, Curtis of Lake City, Colo., Eleanor loved to visit new places and traveled grandchildren; and brother, William Al-
Hoffmeyer of Bridge City; grandchil-
residence on Dec. Roberts and husband, Gene of Orange, extensively. dren, Mackenzie Hoffmeyer, Kamryn fred Harden Jr.
17. Andy Marlatt and husband, Mike of She was a member and docent of Hoffmeyer, and Emily Crass; brother
Cremation was Houston; seven grandchildren, Matthew First Presbyterian Church in Orange and sister-in-law, Bob and Mary Beth
under the direc- Keith and wife, Lisa, Deborah Bippus and taught an Adult Sunday School Callahan, and their daughter Lauren
Claude “C.J.” Sonnier
tion of Dorman and husband, Kirt, Tim Keith and wife, class for many years. She was involved Callahan; and Pat’s former husband, Winne
Funeral Home. Debbie, Curtis Keith and wife, Zohn, in many other activities of the church Wayne Hoffmeyer.
Claude “C.J.” Sonnier, 81, of Ham-
Thomas was Gene Roberts and wife, Celeste, Alan and every Sunday wore a fresh flower
shire, died Monday, Dec. 13.
born in Beaver Roberts, Elaine Roberts; and five great- to church from her own garden.
In 2005 their home in Little Cypress Johnny Ray Russo
A Mass of Christian Burial was cele-
Falls, Pa. on grandchildren.
brated on Thursday, Dec. 16 at St. Louis
March 14, 1934. He joined the United was extensively damaged by Hurricane Little Cypress Catholic Church, 315 W. Buccaneer Dr.,
States Army in Nov. 1953 and served Rita at which time they moved to Cole-
Johnny Ray Russo, 82, of Buna Winnie with burial that followed at Fair-
his country as a weapons specialists in man to be near their daughter and son-
passed away on Thursday, Dec. 16 at view Cemetery under the direction of
the Korean Conflict. He received an
Honorable Discharged in Nov. 1956
Services held in-law, Linda and Tom Burns. While liv-
ing in Coleman, Iris faithfully attended his residence. Broussard’s, 134 Buccaneer, in Winnie.
A funeral ser- Survivors include his wife, Mildred
from Ft. Huachuca, Ariz.. First United Methodist Church.
vice was held on Sonnier of Hamshire; sons, Robert Son-
He moved his family to Bisbee, Ariz. Survivors include her husband,
where he began his career as a heavy Jeanette “A.D.” Marell Conway of Coleman; one daugh- Monday, Dec. 20 nier of Anahuac and Brett Sonnier and
his wife Gail of Hankamer; daughters,
at 1 p.m. at Dor-
duty truck mechanic for Phelps-Dodge Boothe Gallien ter and son-in-law, Linda and Tom
man funeral home, Janet DeYoung and her husband Wayne
Copper Company. After retiring from Burns of Coleman; one granddaughter,
Phelps Dodge Morenci Mine as the Orange Ginny and husband Bill Bultman of with the Rev. Dan- of Stowell, Regina Harrington and her
ny Russo officiat- husband Doug of Augusta, Texas, Car-
Truck Shop Supervisor, he and his wife, Jeanette A.D. Boothe Gallien, 95, of Snow Mass Village, Colo.; one great-
ing. A Burial fol- olyn Beckom and her husband Matt of
Louise, moved to Safford, Ariz. where Orange, died Wednesday, Dec. 15 at grandson, William Bultman of Snow
lowed at Hillcrest San Antonio; and Carlotta Dodson and
he enjoyed spending time at the VFW her home. Mass Village, Colo.; two sisters, Elaine
her husband Carlos of Porter; sister,
Post #10385, volunteering his time at Funeral services were held on Friday, Peveto and husband Jerald of Orange, Memorial Gardens near Bridge City.
He was a native of Indian Bayou, La.; Rita Gerard of Alabama; 21 grandchil-
the Safford Senior Center and at the Dec. 17 at Claybar Funeral Home in Or- Trudy Ericson and husband Carl of Hill-
born on Aug. 20, 1928 to parents Nola dren; and eleven great-grandchildren,
ODD Fellows Club. He attended the ange. Pastor Kevin Inman of Grace top Lakes; two sisters-in-law, Zelma
James Earl DeYoung, Eric Wayne DeY-
Methodist Church in Safford, Ariz. Point Fellowship officiated the service Sherman and Betty Conway both of Or- (Gaspard) Russo and Johnny Russo.
He had lived in the Little Cypress area oung, Derrick Glenn DeYoung, Merrisa
He is preceded in death by his par- with a burial that followed at Hillcrest ange.
and the last 33 years in Buna. He re- Kay Turner, Matthew Scott Sonnier,
ents, brothers and sisters, and his wife Memorial Gardens near Bridge City. Memorials may be made to the First
Samantha Cherie Sonnier, Cyndi Lynn
Louise. Born in Tyler Co., Texas on July 30, United Methodist Church Choir Fund, tired from Chevron after 38 years of
Sonnier, Janice Marie Trevino, Holly
He is survived by his children Thom- 1915, Jeanette was the daughter of Wil- 500 W. Liveoak, Coleman, Texas 76834 employment as a Lab Technician. He
was a member of Deweyville Methodist Christine Clifton, Corey Dylan Beckcon,
as Gordon Jr. of Morenci, Ariz.; Sherry liam Abraham and Ida Jeanette (Davis) or the Presbyterian Soup Kitchen, c/o
Church. He enjoyed going fishing, Joshua Stephen Beckcom, Krysti Lynn
(Gordon) Lozano of Safford, Ariz.; Gary Boothe. She worked as a seamstress First Presbyterian Church in Orange.
shrimping and working in his garden Beckcom, Shane Michael Clifton, Bri-
and Bea (Gordon) Hartke of Lake City, with Bealls Department Store, and she
where he would bring roses to his lovely tanie Nicole Long, Stephanie Kristen
Minn.; Everett and Robin Gordon of Or- was a member of McDonald Memorial
ange; Greg and Trish Gordon of Kenai, Baptist Church in Orange.
Rose Marie Alcorn wife. He was a loving man who enjoyed Anderson, Ryan Carl Sonnier, Douglas
spending time with his family. Harrington Jr., Dana Dearbonne, Jana
Alaska. He is also survived by his step She was preceded in death by her Dumas He was preceded in death by his par- Sonnier, Alisha Sonnier, Curtis Sonnier.
children Randy Benard of Tucson, Ariz.; five sisters and three brothers.
Scott Chandler of Little Rock, Ark.; Jeanette is survived by her daughter,
Orange ents and son, John Angelo Russo. Great Grandchildren; Mattilyn Jean
He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Anderson Kloe Bri Anderson, Jessica
Matthew and Rhea Cowley of Maricopa, JoLynn Sholmire of Orange; son, Ron- Rose Marie Alcorn Dumas, 81, of Or-
Trevelyn Wynona (Abshire) Russo of Alexis Trevino, Macyn Alexandra Tre-
Ariz.; and Fred and Sue Descamp of ald E. Gallien and his wife Patricia of ange, died Thursday, Dec. 16 at her
Buna; daughter, Cynthia Hanks and vino, Christopher David Trevino, Race
Tucson, Ariz. He was also Grandpa Killeen; six grandchildren, Monica home.
husband Robert of China, Texas; son, Dearbonne, Cruz Dearbonne, Olivia
Pooh Bear to 17 grandchildren and Poole and her husband Frank, Carmen Funeral services
Clarence Russo and wife Regina of Liv- Trahan, Alex Harrington, Jacie Hunter
great-grandpa to 12. Belanger and her husband, Kevin, were held on Sun-
ingston; brother, Danny Russo and wife Simon, Treton Shia Simons, Bryce Eu-
Memorial contributions may be made Danette Priest and her husband John, day, Dec. 19 at
Brenda of Lufkin, Lanny Russo of Dew- gene Parks, Shaydon Clifton and Bonnie
to VFW Post 10385 3481 West 8th Amanda Crawford and her husband Wesley United
eyville; step-daughters, Kina Trahan of Alyse DeYoung.
Street Thatcher, Ariz. 85552-4414 or Kevin, Ronelle “Ro” Irvine, Robert Shol- Methodist Church.
Senior Center 822 West Main Street, Lake Charles, Linda Little of Washing-
mire; and nine great-grandchildren. The Rev. Randy
Safford 85546-2828. Phone number: Serving as pallbearers were Corbin Branch officiated
ton, seven grandchildren, four step Charles Edward
928-428-5891 the memory of Thomas grandchildren, five great grandchildren
McLellan, John Priest, Robert Brentley
Gary Gordon Sr. Sholmire, Frank Poole, Kevin Belanger,
the service with a
burial that followed
and one on the way and four step great Simoneaux
and Kevin Crawford. Honorary pall- grandchildren and one on the way. Bridge City
at Orange Forest
bearer was Connor Belanger. Lawn Cemetery in West Orange.
Services to be held Born in Kansas City, Missouri on Jan. Charles Emory “Spider”
Charles Edward Simoneaux, 71, of
Guthrie, Okla. passed away on Dec.10
14, 1929, Rose was the daughter of Webb
at Mercy Hospital
James Albert and Elizabeth (Holling-
Jack Haley Pulliam Sharon Kay Melancon sworth) Alcorn. She worked as a billing Orange in Oklahoma City,
clerk with Higman Towing Co. for 31
Bridge City Orange Funeral services for Charles Emory
years, and was a member of Wesley “Spider” Webb were held at 10:00 a.m.
es were held on
Jack Haley Pulliam, 85, of Bridge City, Sharon K. Melancon, 67, passed United Methodist Church and T.O.P.S. Tuesday, Dec. 21, at First United Meth- Monday, Dec. 13
died Monday, Dec. 20, at St. Elizabeth away on Monday, Dec. 13 at her resi- She was preceded in death by her odist Church in Orange. Officiating was
in Oklahoma City
Hospital in Beaumont. dence. parents; husband, Baron Dumas; son, the Rev. Rob Fisher, former pastor of
with a full Military
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Thurs- A memorial ser- Ted Michael Dumas; and brother, Jim- First United Methodist Church. As-
day, Dec. 23, at Claybar Funeral Home vice was held on my Alcorn. sisting was be the Rev. W.W. Smith of by Tinker Air Force
in Orange. Officiating will be the Rev. Saturday, Dec.18 Rose is survived by her daughters Pinehurst United Pentecostal Church. Base. The funeral procession was led by
Bobby Hoffpauir of Second Baptist at Dorman funeral and sons-in-law, Peggy and Clint Graveside services followed at 2:30 p.m.
The Patriot Guard.
Church in Bridge City. Burial will follow home with the Cloessner of Victoria, Kathy and Char- Tuesday, at Jacks Cemetery in Pineland.
Charles was born on Jan. 7, 1939 in
at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens near Rev. David lie Arceneaux of Orange, and Kim and Visitation was held at Claybar Funeral
Port Arthur to Ravain and Cecile Simo-
Bridge City. Berkheimer of Tucker Sonnier of Port O’Conner; eight Home in Orange. neaux. He graduated in 1957 with the
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. on Community grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; Charles Emory (Spider) Webb, Jr., 86, first graduating class of Bridge City
Wednesday, at the funeral home. Church officiating. and brother, Bill Alcorn. was born in Beaumont, Texas on April 20, High School. He was also a Veteran of
Born in Greenville, S.C. on July 19, She was a native of Pittsburgh, Pa.; 1924, to Charles Emory Webb, Sr., and the United States Air Force.
1925, Jack was the son of Julian D. and
Bernice J. (Pittman) Pulliam. Jack
born on Sept. 11, 1943 to parents Ogle
Jobes and Margaret ( Richardson )
Mary Pauline Williams Hazel Beatrice (Hicks) Webb. A WWII Charles is preceded in death by his
Veteran, he received a purple heart af- parents; infant brother Richard Simo-
served as 2nd Engineer in the Merchant Jobes. She was a life long resident of Orange ter losing a leg in Germany at the age of neaux; and sister, Jeanette Simoneaux
Marines during WWII and worked at Orange and Deweyville. She loved to 19. He sang in the choir at First United
Mary Pauline Williams, 92, of Koun- Tamplin.
DuPont for 37 years as an Operations go horse back riding, fishing, working Methodist Church, where he and Edith
tze, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. He is survived by his wife, Wilene
Foreman. Jack was also a member of in her flower garden. She had owned met and married and belonged.
15. Simoneaux; sons, Charles Edward
Second Baptist Church in Bridge City. Elsie M Grocery Store on Highway 87 He graduated from Orange High in
Funeral services were held on Mon- Simoneaux Jr. and Jeffery Simoneaux;
From his earliest days to his recent for 10 years; also loved to watch old 1943 and after the war, he went to Sam
day, Dec. 20 at Claybar Funeral Home daughter Charlotte Simoneaux; brother
years, Jack loved to travel to new desti- movies and never meet a stranger she Houston State College and Stephen
in Orange. Tony Fitzgerald and Heath Sterling H. Simoneaux of Bridge City;
nations. No place more than the did not like. She was a loving person, F. Austin, where he received a masters
Stapleton officiated the service with a and sister Marcella M. Simoneaux
Smokey Mountains held a special place who enjoyed spending time with her degree. He played in college dance “Big
burial that followed at Hillcrest Memo- Askew of Nederland. He is also sur-
in his heart. family, her children, grandchildren, and Band” bands The Houstonians and The
rial Gardens near Bridge City. vived by 11 grandchildren, two great-
He was preceded in death by his great grandchildren. Buddy Ryland Band. All through his life
She was born Nov. 28, 1918, in Garri- grandchildren and a host of nieces and
parents; his sons, Terry and Steven Pul- She was preceded in death by her he played in dance bands such as the
son, Texas, to Will Allen and Erma Lee nephews.
liam; and brother, Tyson Pulliam. husband, Donate Melancon. Harry Vaughn Band and the Don Knapp
Jack is survived by his wife, Velma (Stephenson) Snelson. In 1934, she
She is survived by her husband, Ger- Band, and he also played in community
Mae Pulliam; his son, Kenneth Pulliam married Buford Williams at Stockman,
ald Hryorchuk; children, Donna, James, bands. Emory also had his own dance
and Kathryn Williamson; his daughter, Texas. They had three children and
Carl Sr., Mark, Russell and Tonya Mel- band in high school, known as The
Debbie Pulliam Schmidt and husband, moved to Orange in 1941, where they
ancon; step-son, Michael Reed; grand- Spider Webbs. He was a retired band
Carl of Austin and Kenneth and owned a grocery store for many years
children, Haley Goldwire, Carl Jr., Shay, director of 33 years, starting his career
h The RecoRd NewspapeRs THERECORDLIVE.COM Week of Dec. 22, 2010 • 9A
Long Ago Cajun Christmas, Town and Times Remembered
When you’re poor, really poor, after the French original with two to my Christmases, but the church,
Christmas can be a very sad time, es- squares and a park in the middle of the town and especially the midnight
pecially for a youngster. town. masses are really the best thoughts
Sometimes the scar is In the fall of 1853 a that have been my companions down
so deep that even a life- plague of yellow fever this highway.
time won’t remove it. swept south Louisiana; The beautiful mass was said in Lat-
My childhood smallpox and cholera in by Father Edmund Duall, the gos-
Christmas’ were spent were all epidemic in pel in French and English. The large
in extreme poverty. If the middle 1800s. Fa- choir sang so beautifully.
you ask me about my ther Megret attended We were probably the poorest peo-
fondest memories of the sick and buried the ple in the area. My father had flown
Christmas, without dead until he contract- the coop before I could talk. Our
hesitation I will say it ed the disease himself. clothes were made from feed sacks,
was midnight mass at He was the last to die in but that didn’t keep us from attend-
beautiful old St. Mary the epidemic on Dec. 5, ing the old traditional Catholic ser-
Magdalene Catholic Church. 1883. vices.
The church sits up on a knoll near Abbeville is a unique town. When Imagine a solitary tree limb and
the bank of the Vermilion River in I was a boy, the town buildings were decorations of paper chain, colored
the Acadian town of Abbeville. With not very old. A fire had completely with crayons, cut and pasted with
its high ceiling and rows of massive destroyed the downtown in 1907. flour paste, draped about that branch
stained glass windows on both sides, The Palms Sanitarium was massive leaning in the corner against the
it always seemed to me to be the and even the governor, Newton C. wall. That was our usual holiday tree.
Christian foundation of the township Blanchard, was there for the dedi- As I recall we never had but one real
and surrounding area. cation; also the archbishop and the Christmas tree. The teacher gave it
It is the church I was baptized in, mayor of New Orleans. What also to me after it was used at school, two
where I made my first communion stands out in my mind is the Bank days before Christmas. We proudly
and attended mass regularly. The of Abbeville, also built after the fire. decorated it.
service always left me with a sense of The brick two-story building facing I had very few gifts, maybe a hand-
hope. the church is the city’s architectural made toy, but mostly something use-
A statue of Father Antoine Megret centerpiece with its distinctive twin ful—socks and so forth. Once I got
stands next to the church he founded tower design. All my Cajun folks are a new pair of shoes that I think an
in 1847. He named the town after Ab- buried at St. Mary Magdalene Cem- uncle brought for me. Through ne-
beville that sits on the banks of the etery including my mom, who died cessity or habit we took Christmas in
St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church in Abbeville, La.
Somme River in France, his home- Sept. 2, 2004. stride. Strangely enough, I don’t re-
land. He had modeled the village I went around the horn to get back call even feeling sorry for myself.
As I grew older, times got better. As midnight mass at that old historical years.
I worked, we still didn’t have much, church. My ghost of Christmas past, Next week, on New Years Eve, Dec.
but we had more to eat. Recalling even though hurtful, was really a 31, we will be married 56 years. We
those days in that little Cajun town blessing. raised our three and two others and
and the bleak Christmases makes me Many years have gone by since now have five grandchildren, two
thankful for today’s good fortune. I those childhood days. The material step-grandchildren and three great
have a very special place in my heart things would have long been gone. grandchildren. Even though we don’t
for the poor and unfortunate. This What I got from attending that old get to see them as much as we’d like,
time of year is difficult and scarring church, a poor boy in that Cajun they are always in our thoughts.
to poor kids who don’t have much of town, gave me much more than any Most will never know my back-
a Christmas celebration. material gifts or fancy clothes could. ground as a depression baby and the
So many poor children are happy I learned in that life to be apprecia- trip that took me down this life’s
at Christmas with the slightest, even tive, compassionate and that life is highway. It’s been a great ride with
discarded gifts. As I review my child- what you make it. You can rise above Phyl at my side. I wonder what mem-
hood, maybe it is in that, with the if you’re willing to work for it. ories our children have of their child-
exception of insufficient food, that I Over the years Phyl and I put to- hood Christmas’? I hope yours are all
was indeed fortunate. Even though gether the best Christmases we could good. From Phyl and I and our family,
I didn’t have material things, I hold afford for our children. We never have a blessed Christmas and a won-
something more valuable: the warm, splurged on ourselves but we took derful New Year.
wonderful feeling of that joyous care of each other throughout the
Bank of Abbeville.
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The W.H. Stark House, Stark Museum of Art, Lutcher The-
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administrative offices of the Nelda C. and H.J. Lutcher Stark
Foundation will be closed for the Christmas and New Year’s
Pies for holidays.
Christmas holiday hours will include all offices and venues
closing from Friday, December 24 through Monday, Dec. 27.
$2.00 Christmas! Regular working hours will resume Tuesday, Dec. 28.
New Year’s holiday hours will include all offices and venues
closing at 2 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 31, and they will remain closed
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Record • Weddings
announcements • Engagements
• Special Occassions
of Orange County.
The bride wore a vintage Boho chic floor
length ecru sheer open gown over a tea length
winter white silk slip-dress adorned with seed
pearls, satin rosettes and embroidered flowers,
with an under-slip of antique lace. She wore
her paternal grandmother’s diamond cameo,
and in her hair she wore a wreath of sweet-
heart roses. Her “something blue” was a tan-
zanite and diamond dinner ring, a gift from
The groom. a bronze star recipient, wore his
Class A dress uniform and carried the pocket Rene and Lucy Hanks
watch that belonged to the brides maternal
grandfather. The groom’s heirloom wedding Happy 50th anniversary Rene and Lucy Hanks
band belonged to his late father, O.N. Porter-
Jimmie and Sherri Dickey field of Atlanta, Texas. How blessed I am to share a relationship for who I am. Thank you for making my life
The bride is the daughter of Lonnie and with you, someone who accepts and loves me fun. I love you.
porterfield and Dickey Norma Dickey of Baytown, and the grand-
daughter of the late Juanita Dickey of Orange-
exchange vows field. The Groom is the son of Jean Long of
SFC Jimmie Porterfield (US Army Ret.) and
Shreveport. La. pLaCE YOUR aNNOUNCEmENTs wITH THE RECORD
The couple will make their home in Or- With Photo And Placement On
Sherrill (Sherri) Dickey were married Thurs-
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Congratulations wesley! St. Mark Lutheran Church invites
Army PFC Wesley Creel LeBlanc graduated from Basic Combat Training
at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla. He is a 2001 graduate of Bridge City High School,
area youth for pizza with Santa
and has an associate’s degree from Lamar University, Port Arthur. St. Mark Lutheran Church, 945 W. Roundbunch Road in
Wesley is the son of Carl and Sherry LeBlanc of Bridge City, grandson of Bridge City, invites area youth and their families for “Pizza
Mayo and Juanita LeBlanc and Elsie Creel Roberts (all of Bridge City), and
with Santa.” This event will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 22,
the late Wallace Creel.
beginning at 6 p.m. All children attending will be treated to
During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission
and revived instruction and training exercises in drill and ceremonies, Army a pizza supper, desserts, gifts and pictures all compliments
history, core values and traditions, military courtesy, military justice, physi- of Santa. Yes, that jolly ole’ fat man in the red suit, agreed to
cal fitness, first aid, rifle marksmanship, weapons use, map reading and land a visit to Bridge City this year to see the area youth.
navigation, foot marches, armed and unarmed combat, and field maneuvers St. Mark’s Church is the “Little Church with the Big
and tactics. Heart” and wishes to share their love with the children of the
PFC LeBlanc will remain at Fort Sill for another seven weeks for Advanced community. All are welcome to join in and spend an evening
Individual Training in Field Artillery as a Field Artillery Automated Tacti- with friends and neighbors. For more information, please
cal Data System Specialist. He will home for Christmas before reporting for call 409-735-4573; 409-722-6655; or 409-735-8727. Please
PFC Wesley LeBlanc duty at Fort Bliss in El Paso on Dec. 27. call with a head count as well.
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Just a bit
FOR THE RECORD
The wade fishing has been a
little slow for me thus far, but I
may have discovered a new
technique while wading on
Calcasieu last week that was
surprisingly effective. When
nothing you have tried works, Local high school baseball players gather around Chris Fackler a former assistant and interim head coach at McNeese State University during
the Hitters Inc. Baseball Academy held on Monday. RECORD PHOTOS: Mark Dunn
simply toss your hat in the air
Scouts get look at local ball players
and cast your lure in the general vicinity.
That isn’t exactly how it went, but pretty darn
close. After an hour of wearing out a small stretch of
shell with several different lures and no positive re-
sults, I dug out the cell phone to get my non-wading STAFF REPORT
friends to come pick me up. When I turned my head FOR THE RECORD
to better hear the phone, a stiff east wind sent my
cap skipping across the water. Nearly 50 Southeast Texas high school baseball players
Realizing that I would now not only have to endure received top notch coaching and a chance to perform for
their harassing for having insisted on wading, but college baseball recruiters at Cardinal Baseball Field on
have to ask them to retrieve my cap as well, I quickly Monday. The baseball academy was hosted by Hitters
tied on a top water plug hoping to snag it before it Inc. of Bridge City.
drifted out of reach. I was both pleased and sur- High school players from West Orange-Stark, Little
prised when my first cast was on target and the Cypress-Mauriceville, Orangefield, Bridge City, Port
braided line draped across the bill of the cap. Neches-Groves, Kirbyville, Nederland, Vidor, West
After slowly retrieving the slack line, the lure was Brook, Ozen, Lumberton, Sabine Pass, Livingston and
approaching the cap when it disappeared in a salty several schools from southwest Louisiana came together
whirlpool. A fat 4-pound trout bolted off in the op- for the day long event.
posite direction with the lure in her mouth and res- The Academy was organized and facilitated by Chris
cuing the cap was suddenly no longer important. By Fackler, a former assistant and interim head coach at Mc-
the time I landed the fish, the cap was well out of Neese State University. He currently is also an associate
range, but I made another cast in the same direction scout for the Colorado Rockies. He has assisted in getting
anyway. over 230 players to the next level over the years which
For the next fifteen or twenty minutes I caught or was a key goal of the event.
missed a trout on virtually every cast. This unex- Morning sessions included a power point hitting pre-
BASEBALL PAGE 2B Hunter Uzzle of Bridge City throws to second base during the baseball work-
COLBURN PAGE 2B
shop held Monday at Cardinal Baseball Field.
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Colburn: Fishing From Page 1B
pected bonanza was taking they are so unpredictable, deal. Any local angler that has
place in the exact opposite di- however, I cannot expect pay- ever crawled a Hoginar across
rection that I had been casting ing customers that drive in the bottom around the mouth
for the previous hour. When from Houston and beyond to of Burton’s or the DuPont
my non-wading friends swung gamble on such an iffy propo- Outfall this time of the year
back to pick me up they were sition and my window of op- knows that redfish and strip-
so surprised by the fish on the portunity slams shut all too ers often share the same hunt-
stringer that they tracked quickly. ing grounds.
down my hat without ques- While we occasionally catch The fact that you could pos-
tioning how it got away. them on everything from top sibly catch everything from a
So, now you know one more water lures to plastic tails state record flounder to a 30
secret the veteran guides use (Ross Smith recently duped a pound striper with the same
to find fish when the bite is 15-pound plus striper with a lure on consecutive casts with-
tough. A non-fisherman would crank bait) the most effective out even moving the boat is re-
probably write this off as blind lure has to be the Hoginar. markable. As fishermen, we
luck, but I at least selected the Unless you are lucky enough are truly blessed to be sur-
right color lure and continued to have a school of stripers go rounded by such an incredible
casting in the same direction on a surface feeding binge resource. I truly hope that you
after catching that first trout. within casting range, your will have more opportunities
Okay........was blind luck! best bet is bouncing the blad- to enjoy this little slice of heav-
We are still catching redfish ed bait off the bottom in deep- en in 2011 and make an effort
all the way from I-10 to Blue er water. to share it with a youngster.
Buck Point when the wind al- Fortunately, that same tech- Karen and I wish each of you
lows, but the improving bite nique produces excellent a very Merry Christmas and a
that I have not been able to re- catches of redfish as well and wonderful New Year!
ally capitalize on of late is the striper hunting is sometimes
striper bite. Chuck wrote a not such an “all or nothing”
timely piece on that bite last
week, but the one thing he
failed to mention was how un-
Oversized reds like this one are not a bad substitute when the stripers aren’t around. predictable this bite can be.
RECORD PHOTO: Capt. Dickie Colburn Stripers are the ultimate bo-
nus for fishermen willing to
endure a little discomfort this
time of the year. The window
of opportunity is very brief
and every day that you fail to
spend a little time hunting
them is a lost day that you can-
not make up later in the year. Fa, la, la, la, la
There is a small contingent
of knowledgeable river fisher- la, la, la la.
men that focus on a coveted
few spots with a decent suc-
cess ratio once the powerful ‘Tis the season to be jolly.
ghosts show up, but even they Heather Montagne, Agent Wishing you a safe and joyous
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rather than the ICW.
If I did not guide for a living
I would spend at least an hour
or two every trip fishing for
them this time of the year.
More specifically, I would
spend the first and last hour of
daylight each day. Because State Farm, Home Office, Bloomington, Illinois
Members of the MLB scouting bureau document the performance of local high school baseball players.
RECORD PHOTO: Capt. Dickie Colburn
Baseball academy From Page 1B
sentation by Jeff Edwards, Rockies area scout, with the players.
arm care and arm conditioning by Steve Riha, a Speakers included Chris Counts, of Baton
scout for the Cubs, and Darin Forse of Galves- Rouge Community College, and Craig Smastrj-
ton Junior College. Jimmy Durham of San Ja- la, of the MLB scouting bureau, gave a presenta-
cinto Junior College and Johhny Dishon for the tion on what scouts look for and how players
Milwaukee Brewers, covered outfield play. Jeff are graded. The scouting bureu put the players
Willis, LSU - Eunice, and Javai Solis, Wharton through drills and scored their performances
Junior College, covered infield fundamentals for possible recruitment after graduation.
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A New Rod For Gramps: A Christmas Story
ROBERT VAIL to find that the rod and reel that his bank, he grabbed up the string and be- just as Gramps was stirring from his nap.
FOR THE RECORD Grams had so admired had been sold gan pulling. He felt a resistance from On Christmas morning, he was up before
only hours before. something on the other end of Gramps, placing the now clean, shiny new
Y oung Cris had been going fishing since
he was old enough to walk. Gramps, as
he had called him, was raising Chris as best he
Disappointed and with his gaze
fixed on the ground, Cris slowly rode
his bicycle back home. He knew he did
rod and bright red Garcia reel under the
evergreen tree with the glittering gold-
en star attached.
could, living on a fixed income. not have enough money to buy Gramps The smile that lit Gramps’ face when
Cris’ parents were taken from him in a car a brand new rod and reel. He needed he saw the new rod and reel was the
crash wen he was only six months old, and his time to try and figure out what to do, best Christmas gift Cris could have re-
Gramps was just like a dad to him. Gramps had and he knew no better way to think ceived. He knew he and Gramps would
lost his wife to cancer a year before Cris was things over than go fishing. spend plenty of quality time together in
born, so the two of them needed each other Grabbing his push button reel and the days to come, sitting on the edge of
very much. rod, he quietly slipped out the bay in pursuit of the mighty redfish.
Living within a mile of one of Texas’ largest the back door as
bays, Cris enjoyed the time he and his grandfa- Gramps napped in
ther spent on its shores. Gramps had spent
many hours schooling him in the finer art of
angling for redfish and he always admired the
his chair. He fig-
ured he would be
Ugly undies can
pretty copper-colored battlers that his gramps
caught and later cooked for dinner.
knew he was gone. ruin women’s day
Cris fished with push-button reel on a rod When he arrived
that was tattered and missing an eye or two. at the edge of the STAFF REPORTS
FOR THE RECORD
Limited as to what he could catch on his small- bay, he noticed that
er outfit, he was just as happy catching croakers the tide was unusu- Women own an average of 21 pairs of under-
for Gramps to use for cut bait to lure the redfish ally high and the bay wear, and many say an ill-fitting or ugly pair
they ate. as calm as glass. Only can ruin their day, a new survey shows.
Gramps fished with an old knuckle-busting the occasional swirl of ShopSmart magazine says their re-
reel that had no drag and direct drive mounted a passing mullet dim- search center conducted a telephone
on an old six-foot rod that was a little stiffer pled the surface. survey of 1,008 women 18 and
than he would like, but it was all he had, and he Cris had older about intimate apparel.
couldn’t afford a newer model, so he made do. brought only one Almost half of women (47%) say
In the spring of Cris’ eighth year, he accom- piece of cut mul- they feel sexier and more confi-
panied Gramps to a local pawn shop where let, because he didn’t he saw the tip of a rod break the mirror surface. dent wearing a nice or special pair of panties.
Gramps was going to try to sell his old shot gun really think he would catch anything, but he Giving a final yank, he couldn’t believe his eyes “The first thing we put on in the morning does
to help pay for some of his medical bills. enjoyed the peace and solitude. Mainly he when a new rod and Garcia reel--just like the make a difference in our day,” Freeman says.
Gramps reasoned that since he was too old to wanted to try and figure out what to do about one in the pawn shop--emerged from the water. Women have three weeks of worth of under-
tromp the salt marsh after ducks any more, he Gramps’ Christmas gift. What luck! wear, she says. “That’s means we don’t want to
might as well use the gun for something good. Casting out his piece of bait, he held onto his Turning his attention back to the huge red- have to do our laundry as often.”
While in the pawn shop, Cris noticed his rod but let his mind wander. Watching a lone fish, he found that it was gone. Somehow that Among the findings reported in the January
grandfather wander over the rack of fishing seagull glide effortlessly overhead, he pondered fish had thrown that hook and disappeared. issue (www.shopsmartmag.org):
rods in the corner and pick up a shiny seven- what to do. Did it flop back into the bay? How on earth •27% say their mood is affected by wearing an
foot rod with a new, bright red Garcia reel on it. Suddenly he felt a sharp thump on his line. did that fish vanish without so much as a ill-fitting or unattractive pair of undies.
Gramps held the rod admiringly, sighting down Then it slowly began to move to one side. splash? •10% of women own 35 or more pairs.
the length of it. He tested it for balance and Reeling in the slack, he set the hook into what Cris looked around for signs telling how that •65% buy neural colors, with white being the
made several casts before setting it back in its he instantly realized was a bigger fish than he fish had disappeared when he noticed a short, most popular, followed by black and beige.
place. had ever hooked. He pulled on his flimsily rod round man in a red suit with black knee boots •Overall, 46% of women say briefs are the
Cris knew then what he wanted to give his and reel as hard as he dared, and to his amaze- disappear into a stand of sea cane nearby. style they wear the most often. But women age
Gramps for next Christmas. ment, the fish began to swim toward him. Reel- Cris paused. Could it be ... you know who? 18-34 are more likely to wear the bikini style.
All summer long Cris did as many odd jobs as ing for all he was worth, he had the huge fish Maybe ... Nah! Probably not. •56% of women fold their panties; 27% just
he could, saving every penny he earned mowing wallowing in the shallows at his feet before he One thing he knew for sure: that redfish had toss them in the drawer.
grass and washing cars. In between fishing knew it. He reached down and gently slid his delivered a brand new, shiny rod with the bright •1 in 10 women admit that they will venture
trips with his Grandfather, he carried out the hand under the gillplate of the huge red, hefting red Garcia reel that he had worked so hard for out of the house without underwear.
neighbor’s garbage, and as summer turned into it to better admire it. all summer long. •Half of women have complaints about the
fall, he raked leaves all over the neighborhood. When he lifted the fish, he noticed a shiny He gathered his things and started for home way their underwear fit, with “wedgies” (30%)
Finally two days before Christmas, he had new hook in the opposite corner of its mouth. on his bicycle knowing--kind of--what had just topping that list, followed by “doesn’t lay flat
enough money saved. Cris hopped on his bicy- String was still attached to the hook and it happened. Arriving there, he hid the new rod under clothes” (19%) and “not enough coverage
cle and pedaled down to the pawn shop ... only dipped into the water. Laying the fish on the and reel in the garage and slipped back inside in the rear” (14%).
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Kaz’s Christmas: Santa surrenders list ence a year makes. Last year at this time the SUNSET GROVE GOLFER BOB HOOD— Roy Woods, Rodney Barrett, Gail Beckett, Lar-
JOE KAZMAR Colts’ front office elected to rest the regulars The One-Upmanship Citation for getting an ry Ancelot, Bobby Nelson, Carl Sanders, Matt
FOR THE RECORD and forfeit their chance for an undefeated sea- eagle of his own last week on the Par-4, No. 2 Purgahn, Joe Hawthorn, David Thompson,
son. This year the team is in a survival mode hole. He drove his tee shot within 40 yards of James Denmon, Mike King, Durwood Bennett,
I found out the other
whereas if they lose, they’re probably out of the the green and chipped it in from there for an Bob Cockerill, Chris Allen, Matt Morgan, Dixie
day that going Christ-
NFL playoff picture. eagle-2. Trahan, Doug Patterson, Mike Shuff, Jim King,
mas shopping with a
Claude Wimberly, Dale Thompson, Alex Mor-
bunch of females isn’t
UNDERPRIVILEDGED CHILDREN IN HOUSTON TEXANS’ HEAD COACH row, John Cochran, David Benoit, Bart Corder,
what it’s cracked up to
HOUSTON—Benefactors of the many bone- GARY KUBIAK—The Kiss of Death Award af- Roy Peterson, Jimmy Givens, Jimmy Sichko,
be. There’s more lolly-
headed mistakes made by the Houston Texans ter team owner Bob McNair gave him a “vote of Ken Ruane, Ron Hopperton, Joe Murphy, Wal-
gagging and visiting
this season that resulted in fines. The money confidence” last weekend. You saw what hap- ter Cox, David Ess, John Dubose, Lacy Hale,
than there is buying.
from the fines was used to buy 230 bicycles for pened to Wade Phillips after receiving his vote Mark Williams, Gary Cook, Bobby Eddings,
I took a detour at the mall and opted to watch
disadvantaged children in the Houston area. of confidence from owner Jerry Jones. Tommy Gunn, Mac Guillory, Buddy Hahn,
a long line of little boys and girls tell the de-
Glynn Aldredge, Lee Clark, Jim Rodda, Kerry
partment store Santa what they wanted for
SUNSET GROVE GOLFER JIM RODDA— UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT HUS- Lamb, Brian Hudson, Stephen Patterson, Mike
Christmas. Some were wide-eyed and eager
A prescription for some pills that will eliminate KIES BASKETBALL TEAM—The Equal Poutra.
while several had to be coaxed by a parent to
the pain in his knee whenever he wants to play Rights Award for winning their 88th straight Joe Ely, Trez Sichko, Allen Beauchamp, John
climb onto Santa’s knee and tell him what to
golf. game to equal the record set by the UCLA men’s Patterson, Wanda Peveto, Larry Duhon, David
bring on Saturday.
team from 1971-74. The Huskies can surpass Sand, Milton Newton, Mike Parish, Robert
Suddenly, Santa stood up and pointed in my
COLDSPRING TROJANS—Congratula- their record Tuesday when they played No. 15 Baca, Jim Brown, Mark Hebert, John Toomey,
direction and said, “I know who you are and
tions to Head Coach Bryan Barbay, who had Florida State. Beth Baas, Stacy Hoffpauir, Tina Lawrence,
what you would like me to give you.”
stints as an assistant coach at both Orangefield Richard Duffee, Tammy Torrez, Derry Dunn,
Stunned, I looked around to make sure he re-
and Little Cypress-Mauriceville, for playing in SEATTLE SEAHAWKS’ ROOKIE SAFETY Mike Shahan, Wes Duvall, James Welch, James
ally was talking to me. “What are you talking
the Class 3A state championship game last EARL THOMAS—A possible NFL playoff ap- Vidrine, Bob Hollier, Ken St. John, David Bridg-
about?” I inquired.
weekend. Although Coldspring lost 47-22 to pearance for the Orange native despite his team es, Jim Matthews, Tommy Reed, Sandra Hall,
“You know that list you try to con me out of at
Carthage, which won the state title for the third having a mediocre 6-8 record, but being tied for Ruth Crawley, Raquel Goodboddie, Jajemi Plut,
this time each year,” he shot back. “Well it’s all
straight year, Barbay has a bright future as his first place with the St. Louis Rams in the NFC V.L. Grimes, David Loden, Brian Waguespack,
yours if you bring me a big cup of hot chocolate
quarterback Alfred Scott is just a sophomore. South Division. Manuel Godina, Joseph Droddy, Wayne Baker,
from that place over there,” he continued and
James Thurman, Ray Benoit, Bill Belcher, Don
pointed toward the mall refreshment stand.
WASHINGTON REDSKINS’ QUARTER- SUNSET GROVE GOLFER KENNY RU- Olivier, Jerry Ling, Brenda Buxton, Regina Ed-
So I hurriedly started toward the stand hop-
BACK DONOVAN McNABB—Proof-positive ANE—A huge trophy for winning the mara- wards, Frank Hatton, Willow Simpson, Kathy
ing the old gent wouldn’t change his mind. I re-
that pro football is really more of a business thon race in his age group last fall in Houston Gunn, LaQueta McClelland, Bill Dunn, Darby
turned to the line of kids that was growing lon-
than a sport when he received a fat contract ex- that qualified him to represent the State of Tex- Byrd, Cochise Shockley, Wade Gillet, Jerry Mc-
ger by the minute and waited for him to finish
tension halfway through the season and then as in the upcoming U.S. National race this sum- Donald, Jerry Pennington, Chrisleigh Dal Sas-
with this cute little red-headed girl.
was told by Head Coach Mike Shanahan that he mer. so, Cathy Day.
“A deal is a deal,” he said with a chuckle.
wasn’t strong enough to run the two-minute of- Lindsey Nelson, Jim Sharon Bearden, Dan
“Thank you for helping out a thirsty old man
fense. Now on Sunday he was benched in favor PHILADELPHIA EAGLES—An Armani Tro- Perrine, Billy Burrow, Dan Cochran, Ken Bridg-
and I believe this is what you want,” he added
of back-up Rex Grossman, who almost beat the phy for their magnificent comeback by scoring ers, George Crawford, Michelle Broussard, Jim
with another deep-bellied laugh and handed
Cowboys 33-30. Don’t be surprised if McNabb 28 points against the New York Giants in the Simon, Jack McClelland, Scottie Wilson, Willie
over his Christmas list. And to our surprise,
is either waived or traded after the season. last 7:28 at the Meadowlands Sunday and win- Bednar, James Lopez, Dennis Powell, Bobby
this is what was on that list:
ning 38-31 to seize first place from the Giants Duhon, Carlos Vacek, Roy Locks, George Toal,
TEXAS LONGHORN FOOTBALL FANS— in the NFC East. Mike Lucia, Jim Dunaway, Jack Tindel, Ray
DALLAS COWBOYS’ OWNER JERRY
An answer to the often-asked question “What Pousson, Jim Ehlert, Bryce Conner, Mike Maz-
JONES—A huge Christmas stocking to stuff in
Happened To the Texas Football Program Last AND A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS TO: zola, Faye Parish, Gilbert Myers, Johnny Dugas,
his mouth whenever he gets the urge to brag
Fall?” More than half-dozen 2009 Longhorns Mike Lemons, Archie McClelland, Mark Kathy Polansky, Yankee Mortimer, Pat Murphy,
about how good he thinks the Cowboys will be
are now playing regularly in the NFL. There Dunn, Jeff Thomas, Johnny Montagne, Les Leo Simpson, Mike McKown, Clint Hathaway,
weren’t any NFL-caliber players sitting on the Jones, Ronnie Hutchison, Gene Harrison, Pierre Jerry Decker, Mike Holbrook, Lee Roy Boehme,
bench waiting for them to leave. Consequently De la Fosse, Chris Trout, Macy Dubose, Gwen Jr., Jerry Ann Trouard, Jimmy Boyd, Donnie
FORMER TEXAS TECH HEAD FOOT-
the 2010 Longhorns’ team was much weaker Whitehead, Troy Manuel, Missy Pillsbury, John Mires, Bobby Swan, Larry Hammett, Tom Day,
BALL COACH MIKE LEACH—The Pipe
and it certainly showed. Prather, Brad Prejean, John Morris, Larry Mo- Bryan McKinley, Junior Trahan, Donny Rat-
Dream Award if he really thinks a major uni-
erbe, Judy Arnaud, Andy Conner, Tom Toal,
versity will hire him as its head football coach
FORMER NEW YORK JETS’ CONDI- Steve Betz, Harrison Vickers, Jerry Windham, KAZ’S CHRISTMAS PAGE 6B
when he still has a lawsuit pending against his
TIONING COACH SAL ALOSI—A statue of a
last school, not to mention the one against
deaf donkey (dumb a--) to signify his tripping
episode of Miami’s Nolan Carroll two weeks
SUNSET GROVE GOLFER RICHARD
DUFFEE—A medal for being one of the most
NFL—A microscope so the league can con-
improved golfers since this time last year.
Family Care Center
tinue to scrutinize the effects of concussions
and the growing number of players missing
NEW ORLEANS SAINTS’ QUARTER-
games because of them.
BACK DREW BREES—The Associated Press’
2010 Male Athlete of the Year Award for join-
WEST ORANGE-STARK TRACK COACH
ing Indianapolis quarterback Peyton Manning
TOBY FOREMAN AND HIS 2011 MUS-
as the only NFL quarterbacks to throw for
TANG TEAM—A Three-Peat state champion-
4,000 yards in five straight seasons.
ship this spring.
WEST ORANGE-STARK HEAD FOOT-
SUNSET GROVE GOLFER CRAIG COU-
BALL COACH DAN HOOKS—Another load
VILLION—The Eagle Scout Award because
of sand for his career hourglass.
he’s always scouting for ways to make an eagle
INDIANAPOLIS COLTS—What a differ-
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The Charlotte Observer re-
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nors, who insist on anonymity,
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dozen volunteers from the
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Local Christmas Eve Services
• First Baptist Church Orangefield will hold its annual Christmas eve candle-
light service at 5:00 P.M. The church is located on Hwy 105 S. in Orange-
field. For more information, call 735-3173.
• St. Henry Catholic Church in Bridge City will have Christmas eve services at
4:00 and 7:00 P.M. and a service at 8:00 P.M. Christmas day. The church is
located at 475 W. Roundbunch Rd. For more information, call 735-2422.
• St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, located at 4300 Meeks drive will have
several Christmas programs and masses on Christmas eve. There will be a
children’s nativity program at 3:30 P.M., a 4:00 P.M. mass, a 7:00 P.M. mass,
a 7:00 P.M. Spanish mass and a 10:00 P.M. mass. For more information,
please call 883-9153.
• Wesley UMC will have a Christmas eve service, which will include commu-
nion. The service will begin at 6:00 P.M. The church is located at 401 N. 37th
St., and more information may be obtained by calling 883-2611.
• Community Christian Church, 3400 MLK Jr. Dr., will hold a community wide
“come as you are” communion service at the church’s Family Worship Cen-
ter. For more information, contact the church at 883-4498.
• The community is invited to the annual Christmas Eve candlelight service at
First United Methodist Church of Orange on December 24 at 6:00 p.m. in the
sanctuary. Communion will be served. Sunday’s service on December 26,
will consist of one service at 10:00 a.m. FUMC Orange is located at 502 N.
6th Street. For more information contact the church office at 409-886-7466
• The Cowboy Church of Orange County will have its annual Christmas Eve
candlelight service. The service will include singing of Christmas carols, so-
loists sharing other Christmas songs, and the observance of the Lord’s Sup-
per. The service will be from 5 until 6 p.m. The public is invited. The Cow-
boy Church of Orange County is located at 673 FM 1078, just off of Hwy 62,
about one mile north of IH-10. For more information, Pastor Dale Lee may be
contacted at 409-718-0269.
• Trinity Lutheran Church, located at 1819 N. 16th Street in Orange, will have a
Christmas Eve Candlelight Service, beginning at 5 p.m. All are welcome to
• A Christmas Eve Candlelight Service will be held at the First Baptist Church
of Orange on Dec. 24 beginning at 6 p.m. This traditional Christmas Eve ser-
vice features favorite carols, prayer, scripture and a devotion by Pastor Barry
Bradley. The service concludes with the lighting of candles and the singing
of carols. The community is invited to attend. More information may be ob-
tained by contacting the church office, 409-886-7461 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The
church is located at 602 Green Avenue in Orange.
Salem UMC is located at 402 W. John Ave. in Orange. The
ChurCh Briefs church’s’ website may also be accessed at www.salemumcor-
THE APOSTOLIC PENTECOSTAL CHURCH Have pizza with Santa Southeast Texas Regional Bible College
IH-10 AT HIgHwAy 62 St. Mark Lutheran Church, 945 W. Roundbunch Road in Bridge Anyone desiring to give to a non-profit organization with a
City, invites area youth and their families for “Pizza with Santa.” 501(c)3 status, may give at any MCT Credit Union to account #
presents: Scripture This event will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 22, beginning at 6 90046134 – Southeast Texas Regional Bible College.
of the Week p.m. All children attending will be treated to a pizza supper, For more info or if you need a receipt call 409-779-9628
PASTOR LEO For unto us a child
is born, unto us a
desserts, gifts and pictures all compliments of Santa. Yes, that
jolly ole’ fat man in the red suit, agreed to a visit to Bridge City Harvest Chapel holds gospel singing
ANDERSON son is given: and
this year to see the area youth.
St. Mark’s Church is the “Little Church with the Big Heart” and
wishes to share their love with the children of the community. All
You are welcome to come sing and fellowship at Harvest Cha-
pel, located on 1305 Irving Street, on Jan. 7 at 6 p.m. Refresh-
shall be upon his are welcome to join in and spend an evening with friends and ments will be served afterward.
Each Sunday Morning shoulder: and his neighbors. For more information, please call 409-735-4573; 409- Singing is held the first Friday of each month.
For more information call Eugene Darwin at 409-883-4181.
@ 7:30 a.m. name shall be 722-6655; or 409-735-8727. Please call with a head count as
On A.M. 1600 KOGT Counsellor, The ‘Drive Through Bethlehem’ planned
24 Hour Prayer Line mighty God, The Salem UMC “Battle of the Choirs” Salem United Methodist Church will host “Drive Through Beth-
everlasting Father, Choirs from the gulf coast region are invited to enter The Bat- lehem” a live nativity production on Dec. 22-23 from 5:30 to 7:30
779-4703 or 779-4702 The Prince of
tle of the Bands at Salem United Methodist Church in Orange.
The contest will be Feb. 26, 2011 at the church.
p.m. This is sponsored by the youth and children of Salem UMC.
This is free to the public and all are invited to come and enjoy hot
chocolate, coffee and cookies.
CALL (409) 745-3973 Isaiah 9:6 Deadline for registration and entry fee is Dec. 31. For more in-
formation, contact the church at 409-779-0049;409-365-4252 or
Church Directory Hartburg Baptist Church
• 2316 CR 4181, Old Hwy. 87 • 746-2841
Trinity Baptist Church
1408 W. Park Ave. @ 14th Street, Orange
• Sunday: Bible study: 9:45 a.m.; Worship: 11 a.m. & 6 p.m.
Pastor Dr. Charles Walton • Music Director Doug Rodgers
Children’s Church 11:25 a.m. • Nursery for children up to 3 yrs.
Morning Worship Sunday 11 a.m. • Bible Study Sunday 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday: Fellowship meal 5:45 p.m. • Bible study, prayer
Apostolic Pentecostal Church 6:45
• IH-10 at Highway 62, Orange • (409) 745-3973
• Sunday: 2:00 p.m. • Tuesday: 7:30 p.m. Youth Bible study 6:45 & Kingdom Kids 6:45 p.m.
• Listen to the Rev. Leo Anderson each Sunday Morning at Second Wednesday each month: Golden Oldies for single
7:30 a.m. on A.M. 1600 KOGT Radio seniors West Orange Christian Church
meet at 10 a.m. for fellowship 900 Lansing Street, West Orange - 882-0018
• 24 Hour Prayer Line - 409-779-4703 or 409-779-4702(409) 745-3973 • Rev. Larry Delcambre, pastor • “Come as you are!” Sunday: 9:30 AM Sunday School • 10:40 AM Worship Service
Sunday 6:00 PM Evening Service
Cowboy Church of Orange County Wednesday 6:00 PM Evening Service
Worship Service 10:30 A.M. Sunday Harvest Chapel “Our church family welcomes you”
• “Round Pen” (Small Group) Studies: Men’s group: 7:00 P.M. 1305 Irving Street, Orange
Mondays, Ladies’ group: 6:30 P.M. Thursdays Sunday Morning 10 a.m., Morning Service 11 a.m. Special thankS to the following buSineSSeS
673 FM 1078 Orange, Texas. Come as you are! Boots and hats wel- Nightly Service 6 p.m. • Wednesday Service 5 p.m.
come! E. Dale Lee, Pastor • 409-718-0269 Ruth Logan Burch, Pastor • (409) 882-0862 anD inDiviDualS for their SponSorShip
of the church Directory
Echo Church Miracle Restoration Revivals Church
MARKET BASKET STORES
1717 FM 3247, Orange • 608 Dogwood St., Orange (2 streets behind Horseman Store
Sunday Service 10:30 a.m. Come as you are! • (409) 883-5466
Praise & Worship - Contemporary music! • Sunday morning services 10 a.m. - Sunday night 6 p.m.
Four Area Locations
Pastor George A. Cruse, Jr., Pastor • (409) 735-8580 • Wednesday night Prayer Meeting 6:30 p.m.
• Wednesday night Bible Study 7 p.m.
First Baptist Church of Bridge City
• Residing Pastor Rev. Larry Doucet To Better Serve You
• Founding Pastor Rev. Tunney Vercher Sr.
• 200 W. Roundbunch, Bridge City
YOUR AD COULD BE HERE
Sunday Schedule: 8:15 Traditional Worship; 9:30 Bible Study;
10:45 Celebration Service; 5:30 CSI, Youth Bible Study,
Call 886-7183 or 735-5305
Wednesday Schedule: 6:30 Prayer Meeting,
Youth Worship “Living Stone” St. Paul United Methodist Church
Rev. Bob Boone, Pastor • Phone: 409-735-3581 • Fax: 409-735-8882
1155 W. Roundbunch Rd., Bridge City – 735-5546 for more information!!!
Sunday Mornings – 8:15 AM – Worship Experience
9:30 AM – Sunday School • 10:45 – Worship Experience
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(Nursery provided at all services)
First Christian Church of Orangefield For Youth on Sunday Afternoon – 3:30 to 6:00 PM – Mid and Sr. High
• 4234 FM 408 (between Bridge City & Orangefield) • 735- • Sunday Evening – 7:00 PM – Taizé Service
333 W. Roundbunch, B.C. & 320 Henrietta,
• For Children on Wednesday evening –
• Sunday: Sunday School: 9 a.m.; Worship: 10 a.m. & 6 p.m. 6:00 to 7:00 PM – JAM (Jesus and Me) Club
Wednesday: Prayer and Bible Study 7 p.m.
• Nursery provided • For a ride, please call 735-4234
Pastor Brad Morgan – email email@example.com
Orange • 735-5305 or 735-7183
• Minister Jim Hardwick •
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‘77 KAWAII PIANO - $2,450
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County. Suicide is not the
business opportuni- Runs. Recruiter Great Pay doesn’t work), vent-a-hood, 3367. used, paid $479 will sell for 409-988-4842. 1512 Strickland Dr., Orange, answer, give us a chance,
ties & Benefits, Assigned Truck, one unit, very clean, $75, $250 OBO, (409) 735-6569. call (409) 779-4289 or Cindy 769-4044 Vidor.
IF I COULD SHOW YOU a Pd. Orientation, Fuel Card, (409) 735-7414. MISSINg FROM want to buy @ 994-5503 for details.
way to make $1,600 next PrePass. Must have: TWIC IDYLEWOOD, BC, 6/15, 2 Yr. MUSIC OF ALL KINDS. USED ELEC. HOT WATER
month, would you want me Card, CDL-A w/Hazmat & Furniture old Black/white long haired Cassette tapes and A-track heaters, used gas water heat- AT. ST. PAUL UNITED
to? (409) 466-0539. (1/5) Tanker End. 18 mos Current VERY OLD HARVEST femaqle cat, spayed, named tapes. Pick out what you want ers, (409) 769-7664. METHODIST you can experi-
T/T exp. $500 Sign-On Bonus! DININg table, Harvest low Holly, iff seen please call for 50 cents each. Call 886- ence the warmth of friendly
* drivers* Highway Transport Chemical. boy hutch, reasonable prices (409) 735-6636. 9050. pets & livestoCk people, beautiful music, and
EOE/M/F/V/D. apply online on both; colorful, ver unique FREE KITTENS to be given
TRUCK DRIVERS WANTED www.hytt.com/jobsfordriv- little girl’s 2 piece desk, could misCellaneous 100 AMP WEATHER HEAD to good homes, Call (409)
inspiring sermons. Join us
at 1155 W. Roundbunch Rd.,
IMMEDIATELY!!! $Sign on ers800-800-5856. (12/15) be used for kitchen hutch, WEDDINg RINg W/ 2 new $50. Lifestyler 3500 with 883-8372.
BONUS for Experienced $100, call (409) 886-5725 for gUARDS, WHOLE SET arm motion Bicycle. Lifestyler
BC each Sunday at 8:15 AM
or 10:45 AM for worship expe-
Drivers $ Local Work, employment wanted appointment to see. $650, (409) 670-9272. 1300 treadmill Pulse monitor RESCUE DOgS, spayed
Regular Schedule. Night Shift semi-retired sheet rocker $150. Call 409-886-7737 for & nutered, needing good
rience at 9:30 AM for Sunday
School. You’ll be glad you
REQUIREMENTS: Class A and painter. Willing to work 9 DRAWER DRESSER BEAUTIFUL DOLL information. homes. Pet food donations came, and so will we!
CDL with “X” endorsement. for small truck or van. 365- w/ mirror, $90; Lg. desk w/ COLLECTION MUST SEE! welcome.(409) 746-9502.
18 Wheeler or Tanker expe- 4045. hutch, file, keyboard drawers, will consider all reasonable 36” HEAVY DUTY
rience. OUR COMPANY $50 OBO, (409) 988-3606. offers, call for an appointment BOLTCUTTER for sale - $40 gERMAN & AUSTRAILIAN
SEE MY WORK FIRST!
OFFERS: Health, Life, employment to see, (409) 886-5725 call 409-886-7737. SHEPHARD MIx, male,
Dental & Vision Insurance. SECTIONAL SOFA w/ fold nutered, all shots & wormed,
401K & Referral Bonuses. NEED TO HIRE MAN WITH out bed, $60, (409) 332- DIAMOND ANNIVERSARY SINgLE AxLE BUMPER must have fenced yard,
Applications are on our web- VAN and Low Boy, hauling 3914. RINgS, 1 Kt. A marque dia- PULL flat bed trailer, 20’ long (409)746-9502.
site www.gulfmarkenergy. salvage demolition, or deliv- monds, 14Kt. gold, $850, with 12’ by 6’ wooden bed,
com EOE GulfMark Energy,
Inc. 800-577-8853. (12/29)
ery, (409) 221-5389.
lost & Found
FOUND BLACK MALE
LIVINg ROOM CHAIR in
12” side rails and ramps.
$1000 OBO. Call 330-4443 or
3 BOBTAILED KITTENS,
(409) 886-3182 after 4. Bingham Builders
DRIVERS: CO. PNEUMATIC, POODLE, reg. size, if yours excellent condition - $50; FEMALE LAB MIx, approx. 7 Update Your Kitchen and Bathrooms
Hopperbottom & Reefer for USED APPLIANCES, start- call (409) 313-6692. Nikon 35mm Camera in excel- THINK SNOW, Men’s and M old, spayed, wormed, 1st.
HCT., Up to $.35 per mile, ing at $99.95 & up, Harry’s lent condition, orig. paid $400, Women’s ski bibs, parkas, shot, on heart worm prev.,
CDL-A, 2 yrs. exp req., Clean Appliances, 302 10th. St. FOUND CAT, beautiful red asking only $100; Canon jackets, boots and skis, Great NEEDS GOOD HOME! (409) A True Craftsman for Handyman Prices
MVR., David 800-635-7687 x (10th. & main), Orange, We Tabby male, about 2 yrs. old, SureShot 35mm Camera in Condition. Call 886-3410 or 746-9502.
1055, M-F 8 am-4pm only.
buy used appliances, 886-
dropped off or lost, if yours
plese call (409) 883-8618.
excellent condition - $40. Call
• Metal Buildings • Crown Molding
geT YOUr • Fencing • Doors
covery of fuel balance billing cycle for the billing The Commission has as-
LEGAL NOTICES for over-collected fuel ex- month of February 2011. signed Docket No. 38967 The Longhorn CLub ad Here • Roofing • Ceilings
penses incurred through to this proceeding. Per- FOr OnLY
NOTICE OF October 2010. Accord- Persons with questions sons who wish to formally IS noW hIrIng Orange County Resident Ask about
ing to the Texas Utilities
Code and Commission
or who want more infor-
mation on the proposed
participate in this pro-
ceeding or who wish to Bartenders
(409) 460-2715 Tiki Bar
FUEL REFUND rules, ETI may not earn
a profit on fuel expenses
interim fuel refund may
contact Entergy Texas,
express their comments
regarding this Applica-
and may only pass ac- Inc., Attn: Customer Ser- tion should contact the Apply at 2374
Entergy Texas, Inc.
(“ETI”) hereby publishes
NOTICE that it filed on
tual fuel costs through to
its customers. ETI’s fuel
vice - Fuel Refund, P.O.
Box 2951, Beaumont,
Public Utility Commission
of Texas, Office of Con-
Vinton, Louisiana home services
December 10, 2010 an and purchased power Texas 77704, or call 1- sumer Protection, P.O. Call for details @
application with the Pub- expenses will be sub- 800-368-3749 (select op- Box 13326, Austin, Texas 337-589-5647
lic Utility Commission of ject to final review by the tion 1, then press 0, then 78711-3326, or call (512) ext. 118
Commission in a future press 4 then press 3) 936-7120, or toll free at
H & H
Texas (“Commission”) grUBBs cUsTOM
to implement an interim ETI fuel reconciliation during normal business 1-888-782-8477. Hear-
proceeding. The effect of hours. A complete copy ing- and speech-impaired
fuel refund to refund over-
the refund on customers’ of the filing is available for individuals with text tele-
sheetrock, Painting, Stump Grinding reMOdeLing
recovered fuel and pur- windows, doors, Tile & RESIDENTIAL GRINDING
chased power costs as bills will vary depending inspection at ETI’s Beau- phones (TTY) may call Trim, additions, 30 years experience
on the rate schedule un- mont office located at 350 (512) 936-7136 or use NO JOB TOO SMALL
of October 31, 2010 (“Ap- ext. repairs, free estimates BBB ACCREDITED USINESS Free estimates
plication”). This filing was der which they take ser- Pine Street, Beaumont, Relay Texas (toll-free) at call chris grubbs • drywall • Painting inside & Out
made pursuant to P.U.C. vice. Two rate classes, Texas 77701. 1-800-735-2989. references available
Subst. R. 25.237(a)(3)(B). LIPS-Primary and LPS- (409) 738-3009
ETI’s filing impacts only 69kV/138kV will receive or 474-2999 6/2 (936) 933-6085
the recovery of fuel and a surcharge as a result
purchased power costs of the Company’s refund CARPENTER WORK
and does not affect base application. Under a good Cement Finishers THE SMALL JOBS
THE BIG BOYS BATES
S A M E D AY !
rates that are currently cause exception, ETI pro- Lawn Maintenance Service
poses that all affected WON'T TO U C H . DUMP TRUCK
in effect. All residential, AND
TION • ALL TYPES OF CEMENT WORK Carpenter work, vinyl
BIL reli agency. We help peo IDA ure kruptc
customers be provided
•are a debt L efCONSOLple :file for band Debt)y relief
commercial and industrial TRACTOR
a refund over a period of CLEAN-UP WORK & TRACTOR WORK siding, minor plumb-
Board Certified Consumer
customers whose elec-
ing & more, call for SERVICE
tric service rates include six months. For a residen- ple Unsec LARGE & SMALL JOBS
under the Bankruptc
y Code. (Exam free estimates, Call (409)
tial customer using 1,000 $128 mo. pmt. 313-3840
charges for fuel pursuant 25 YRS EXPERIENCE! Larry English @ (409)
kWh a month, the pro- $40,000 Bills $67/mo. pmt.
to Rate Schedule FF, en- Call Owner - Wesley Paplion at 882-1471 or 882- 988-0638
titled “Fixed Fuel Factor posed interim refund will $3,000 taxes $103/mo. pmt.
result in a $6.48 reduc- $5,000 Student Lo
ans 337.304.5993 4288.
and Loss Multipliers,” in E AUTO LOANS
tion in the customer’s bill, YMENTS, PAST DU DED.
all territories served by • BACK HOUSE PA DICAL, ETC. ALL CAN BE INCLU MiKe’s
TRACTOR WORK BY
ETI, are affected by the or a net decrease of ap- • CHILD SUPPOR
INCOME & BUDG
Travel Trailers cOnsTrUcTiOn
Application. proximately 5.5 percent
as compared to current • Dirt / Shell Spreading and Equipment residential
NO CREDIT NEEDED
charges. ETI requests • Bushhogging commercial
The total amount of the
over-recovery balance to that the proposed refund • garden Tilling Consignment general remodeles
to be effective with the • New home pads Prepared Will sell your unit for 5% (under $10,000, 7%) interior & exterior
be refunded through the
ROBERT E. BARRON, ATTY
first billing cycle for the • Sewer / Water / Electrical Handy Man work
proposed fuel refund is FREE CALL
first billing month after the Lines Dug (409)
approximately $51.5 mil-
F R E E V IS IT !! !
lion, including interest. Commission issues a final
order in this proceeding,
24 HOUR RECORDING
19572 Hwy 62 S.
This amount represents
the cumulative over-re- but no later than the first INFORMATION
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Orange, Texas 77631
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throughout, lots of closet able, some with built-up pad-
Quadplex, W/D hookups, tle loans, Call (409) 697-3212 NoTice To All
nEwSActual size: 1x5.5” &
space, $700 monthly + dep., sites, mobiles & livestock OK, DiRT lEvEling
carpoert, water paid, $650
monthly + $650 dep., (409) located in Shady Estates, BC, WOODRIDGE LAND, (409) STumP gRinDiHng PeRsoNs HAViNG
735-3369, leave message. references req., call for view- 745-2273. (409) LEGAL clAiMs AGAiNsT residential
ing @ (409) 474-1518. NOTICES
THe esTATe of
474-0605 To be published in
2/1 DUPLEX APT., BC, near
High School, water paid, W/ rV spaces
TWO RV SPACES ON ThE
Mobiles OK, 10 acre tracks
in OFISD, seller may finance,
R. Jessie PePPeR
bRoWN, DeceAseD CaROlThe RecordFree estimates
D hookups, $675 monthly +
You Can’t Buy 10/20/2010 Finance
dep., (409) 960-2150. (12/22) BAYOU in Orange for rent, WOODRIDGE LAND, (409)
Notice is hereby given
$350 monthly, call for more 745-2273.
******PleAse Your ANy
Notice is hereby given that original Letters
MOVE IN SPECIAL Just in details @ (409) 893-8537.
3 ACRES IN LCMISD, par- Miraculous that original Letters Testamentary for the Estate
time for Christmas, 2/1 with
laundry room in apt., you homes for sale
VerY nice bricK home
tially cleared, north Lincomb
area, MMUD water & sewer
Testamentary for the Estate
of DEWITT TALMADGE
of R. Jessie PePPeR
bRoWN, Deceased, were Better OrangecoRRecTioNs by
County office (409)
won’t find this nice of an
in quiet Sylvan Glades. 3 available, mobiles & livestock Dear Heart of SHEPHERD, Deceased, issued on December 13, 5 P.M. MoNDAy
Apt. any where for the price!
$599 Monthly upstairs , $699
monthly for downstairs, $500
bedrooms, 2 full baths, 2 car
garage, on huge lot with pri-
OK, WOODRIDGE LAND,
In the past I have
were issued on Oct. 20,
2010, in Cause No. P15629,
pending in the County
2010 in Cause No. P15168
pending in the County Court
at Law of Orange County,
advertising to 735-7346
vacy fenced backyard and asked
Texas, to: AlAN sANDeRs. jhaden@
dep., please call (409) 886-
1737 & leave message. large patio for entertaining.
Kitchen features custom
mobile home sales
3/2 W/ NEW hARDWOOD
for many favors.
This time I ask you
for this very special
Court at Law of Orange
County, Texas, to: BETH B.
The residence of such
Executor is Orange County,
granite counters, marble FLOORS and carpet, A Must Texas. The Post Office
2/1 W/ STOVE & REFRIG., one
backsplash, stainless gas See! $24,000, (409) 670- All persons having claims address is:
CA/H, $495 + up monthly + (mention favor). against this Estate which is
$300 dep., (409) 454-4190. stove, microwave, venthood, 8892. ALAN SANDERS
Take it, dear Jesus, currently being administered
(1/5) and dishwasher. Large fam- c/o Sanders & Sanders, L.L.P.
and place it within are required to present them
ily room with vaulted ceiling LARGE 3/2 (full baths), laun- your own broken P.O. Box 519
and masonry wood burning dry room, refrig., CA/H, new to the undersigned within
COMPLETELY FURNIShED heart, the time and in the manner Orange, Texas 77631-0519 SABINE TITLE CO
apartment (1 room & bath). fireplace, and bay window carpet throughout, lots of where your Father prescribed by law. All persons having claims
Utilities & cable TV furnished. seat. Spacious den with great closet space, $16,000, owner sees it. against this Estate which is
Attractive & quiet, convenient view of the patio and yard. will finance w/ $5,000 down Then in your mer- BETH B. currently being adminis-
to I-10 & 16th St. $500 mo., Inside utility room with sink (WAC), located in Shady ciful eyes, it will SHEPHERD tered are required to pres-
$200 dep. Orange. 886-1997. and storage. Looking for a Estates, BC, references req., become your favor, 1508 Alamo ent them within the time
warm and beautiful “Home call for viewing @ (409) 474- not mine. Orange, Texas and in the manner pre-
ROOM FOR RENT in private Sweet Home”? You’ll love 1518. Amen. 77630 scribed by law.
home, $400 monthly, bills this place! www.179TigerLily. Say this prayer
com for more details or call 14’x70’ MOBILE hOME with for three days,
DATED the 8th day of DATED this the 16th
paid, 2 Miles N. of IH-10, December, 2010 day of December, 2010.
(409) 670-5357. agent/owner Libby Mitchell lot (100x164”) in Orangefield promise publication
@ REGENCY Real Estate ISD. 2 bdrm., 2 bath. $17,000 and favor Respectfully submitted,
commercial Professionals for a personal firm. 409-617-9799. will be granted. SANDERS & SANDERS, L.L.P
tour (409) 724-MOVE (6683) Never known to fail. JOE D. ALFORD
COMMERCIAL DUPLEX Alan Sanders
Building for rent, office space lanD & lots BuBBa’S TRaCTOR P.W. Attorney for
P. ALAN SANDERS
BETH B. SHEPHERD
or salon, ready to be rented, 2 ChOICE BURIAL SPACES SERviCE State Bar No. 17602100
at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, State Bar No.: 01012500
must see to appreciate, $950 707 Front Avenue
will sell for 1/2 price, $1,000 BuSHHOgging Attorney at Law P.O. Box 519
monthly (each side) + &900 105 S. Market Street
DiRT SPREaDing Orange, Texas 77631-0519
dep. (each side). Call for an ea., (409) 866-0509.
Orange, Texas 77630 (409) 883-7495 Telephone
appointment to see @ (409) (409) Telephone: (409) 882-9014 1-866-868-9677 Telecopier
ALMOST 4 ACRE LOT, dras-
tically redfuced Mobiles OK,
LCMISD, seller financing ava-
670-2624 Facsimile: (409) 882-0564 E-Mail: asanders@
NICE BCISD 3/2/2 home on lable, WOODRIDGE LAND, Wood and glass display
quiet dead end st., high ceil- (409) 745-1115. case with 4 glass
ings & fans in family room and shelves, 80x28x15,
bedrooms, kitchen has gran- 2 LOTS IN BCISD, located $300.
ite counter tops, W/D connec- outside city limits, mobile Framed stained glass,
tions in utility room, $1,000 home runners & patio slab, Mardi Gras colors,
monthly + $1,000 dep., Call 1244 Honeysuckle, dead end 42x20 inches, $50.
for an appointment to see @ road, $14,000 OBO, (409) Call 409-883-7617
(409) 735-2030. (M&R) 882-0873.
4/2.2/2 IN BRIDGE CITY, 4th
bedrm. could be study, CA/
H, 1375 Shadowdale, laun-
dry room w/ W/D hookups,
formal dining, Lg. back yard,
granite counter tops, custom
cabinets, wet bar, very nice
subdivision, $1,650 monthly +
dep., (409) 735-2030. (M&R)
mobile home rentals
BC AREA , as little as $30
daily for rooms, M.H.’s by day
or week, starting at $30 a day
or weekly, 735-8801 or 734-
Think of her as an exercise machine with hair.
Dear Heart of
Jesus: 1433 South hwy. 69, NederlaNd, tX 77627
In the past I have
asked 409-727-3999 • toll Free 866-735-3999
for many favors.
This time I ask you
for this very special
Take it, dear Jesus, You don’t have to join a gym to get a workout.
and place it within
your own broken Recent studies show that every hour of
where your Father
moderate physical activity can add two hours to
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Say this prayer ing in home is 4 years old and new roof was put and live longer! Just enjoy everyday activities
for three days,
on after Hurricane Rita. Granite in kitchen and
nice deck in the back for relaxing! Motivated seller!
like walking the dog. Washing the car. Cutting
and favor ACE Certified:
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Holiday travelers should avoid Mexico Safe New Year’s Eve lock-in planned
The Texas Depart- violence in Mexico is tion at all times; avoid ists.” STAFF REPORT and donuts will be served for breakfast.
ment of Public Safety well-documented traveling at night. Travelers should al- FOR ThE REcORd Snacks and extra drinks may be purchased all
is urging Texans to from a variety of * Rape and sexual ways check the U.S. night long for $1 each at the Hawaiian Snack
avoid traveling to sources. Kidnappings, assault continue to be State Department Shack. New Year’s trinkets will be for sale and
The Bridge City High School Cheerleaders
Mexico during the violence between car- serious problems in website for the most photos with a cheerleader may be purchased
are hosting a New Year’s Eve lock-in for chil-
holidays. tels and battles be- Cancun and other re- up-to-date informa- for $10. The photos will be ready to take
dren in grades kindergarten to fifth grade.
“Mexican drug car- tween cartels and law sort areas. tion related to securi- home that morning.
This lock-in is a fundraiser for a cheerleading
tel-related violence enforcement authori- * Mexican authori- ty issues in Mexico. Movies and gym floor space will be avail-
trip to Hawaii this summer and it provides a
continues in the ties have escalated in ties have failed to (See http://travel. able to keep the kids buys and the gym will
safe, guilt-free New Year’s Eve to parents.
northern Mexican recent years. prosecute numerous state.gov/travel/cis_ have bouncers to keep the children safe and
The lock-in will take place in The Next
border cities, and oth- The U.S. State De- crimes committed pa_tw/cis/cis_970. secure. Cost is $50 per child and space is lim-
Level Gym in Bridge City and the doors will
er locations such as partment website lists against U. S. citizens, html or http://mexico. ited to the first 80 children. To sign up or for
open at 7 a.m. Children need to be picked up
Monterrey and Aca- travel information re- including murders usembassy.gov/eng/ more information, call 409-330-1905 or email
pulco. Drug-related lated to violence in by 8 a.m. the following morning.
and kidnappings. eacs_MexicoSecuri- email@example.com.
or other criminal ac- Mexico. Among the “We recognize peo- tyUpdate.html.) Pizza and drinks will be served for dinner
tivity has been docu- items noted on the ple safely travel and
mented in popular website: vacation in Mexico on we buy old ugly rv’s
tourist destinations we have trailers for rent on
* Kidnapping, in- a daily basis, but the
Hwy 62 for $130 weekly, all
such as Cancun and cluding the kidnap- increase in violence is bills paid; we also have trailers
Mazatlan. The safety ping of non-Mexi- also a reality,” said for rent in Nederland for $150
and security of holi- cans, continues at McCraw. “There are weekly, all bills paid w/ cable;
day travelers cannot alarming rates. no guarantees that Apartments for $165!
be guaranteed if they * Criminal assaults drug-related violence
venture into Mexico,” have occurred on will spare innocent
said DPS Director
Steven C. McCraw.
highways throughout bystanders and that 330-1588 or
Mexico; travelers criminals will refrain
The rising tide of should exercise cau- from attacking tour- 882-8432
automobiles tr av e l t r a i l e r s ‘04 coUgaR z94RLs by '91 cheVY dULLY, goose
Keystone, bumper pull. neck hitch, runs & looks good,
‘02 Mazda MIada, convert- ‘09 gULFsTReaM T.T., $15,000 OBO. Call 409-886- unleaded gas, $5,000 OBO,
able, green w/ black top, black 39’, 3 slides, 1.5 bath, 0686. 409-988-9366.
int., fully loaded, 5 speed, new 2 private outer doors, 1
tires, well maintained, $5,750 sliding glass door, small
OBO, (409) 384-6297. (11/3) full size refrig., 2 private t r u C K s & va N s
bedrooms, 1/2 bath set- ‘94 cheVRoLeT shINe
up for stackable washer & sUBURBaN, 3/4 ton, 1
‘88 oLds cUTLass, runs owner, runs good, towing pkg.
gOOd, $600, (409) 499- dryer, $26,000, (409) 313- Allow your light to shine unto
4015 or 779-2071, ask for 313-2604 or 886-3406. the lives of our patiennts and
Teresa or Art. ‘99 cheVY sUBURBaN LT, thier families by becoming a
boats all leather, all Power, runs Hospice Volunteer! To inquire
‘94 MoBILe scoUT, 27’, & drives excellent, &3,900 about our "shiners" Youth
‘01 sTaRcRaFT Bass bumper pull, all self cont., OBO, located at “All In One Volunteer program (ages 12-
BoaT, 19 ft., 135 Mercury super clean- clean 1 owner, Tire” on Texas Ave., BC, Call 17), or our Adult Volunteer
OptiMax motor, trolling motor, sleeps 6, CA/H, microwve,
(409) 474-0271 or 474-1518 Program. Please contact
2 depth finders and other stereo, fully loaded, full size our Volunteer Coordinator at
extras. 2001 starcraft trailer. bed, located in BC at 710
‘02 dodge 1500 all power, 832-4582. Hospice of Texas,
Clean and in good condition. Texas Ave., $5,500 OBO, call
excellent shape, $5,800, 2900 north street suite 100,
Call 409-882-1896. any time at (409) 498-0339
(409) 474-1518 Beaumont, Texas 77702.
‘07 Hyundai Sonata ‘05 Dodge Caravan ‘02 GMC Sierra 4x4 ‘08 Chrys PT Cruiser ‘04 Ford XL Pickup
Art for illustration
$10,900 $9,500 $10,000 $9,950
White, 4 Door, SE, Auto. transmission, Supercab, Power S,L,B&W,
Auto. transmission, air,
Air Cond., Auto. Trans., air, reclining back seats, 4 wheel drive power steering, touring air cond., cruise control,
LOW MILEAGE!!! rear defroster & wiper SWB, V8, auto., air edition! Sharp! automatic transmission
‘07 Dodge Ram PU ‘03 Chevy Cavalier ‘93 Chevy Corvette ‘03 Chevy Cavalier ‘02 Grand Marquis
$9,500 $5,895 $8,900 $5,500 $8900
WITH SERVICE BED, 2 door, dark green, V8, auto. transmission, Auto. trans., air cond., MERCURY LS 4 DOOR
pwr. steering, air, auto. trans., air, power steering, locks, brakes red, great gas mileage! Auto. trans., air,
auto., CD player & more! clean! Must see! & windows, cruise control Good work car, 4 dr. 74K, CLEAN!
‘09 Chevy Cobalt ‘05 Saturn Vue ‘07 Dodge Gr. Caravan ‘06 Ford Cargo Van ‘09 Chevy Aveo
$9,800 $8,995 $9,000 $5500
4 dr., auto. trans., air
Auto. trans., air cond., CARGO VAN, 4 DOOR,
cond., 35K miles, silver, lots of extras Extended, auto. trans., air, Nice! Clean!!! auto. trans. air conditioning,
great transportation! on this one!!! REAL CLEAN! Auto. trans., air good mileage!!!
‘08 Ford Reg. Cab ‘05 Merc. Marquis ‘05 Lincoln Town Car ‘05 Ford Freestyle ‘06 Toyota Corolla LE
$11,500 $11,000 $11,800 $10,900 $9,995
XL, 6 cyl., Auto. transmission, Signature Series, white, SUV, 4 Door Sedan, Power
auto. trans. air, air conditioning, very clean, auto. trans., air, Pwr. steering, locks, doors, steering, brakes, windows,
tilt & cruise, 60K miles MANY EXTRAS!!! leather, very clean! brakes, windows, air, more door locks, CD, air cond.
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