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Salvation Army goes into action
Jenny Morgan                       the greater Orange area. The        were asked to sign up at the               Cecil Broom, Christmas                from the community gathered         canned corn, canned sweet
                                   Salvation Army’s Angel Tree         Salvation Army or Orange                 Cheer Chairman for over 25              at the Salvation Army on Mon-       potatoes,    macaroni      and
For The Record
                                   and the Women’s Service             Christian Service by mid-No-             years and board member of               day, Dec. 20 to box up 450          cheese, cooking oil, butter,
  The Salvation Army, Or-          League Toy Coffee Toy Drive         vember. The two combined                 the Salvation Army, took two            boxes of food comprised of:         eggs, bread, potatoes and a
ange Christian Services and        provided the toys that were         lists, first making sure no one          vacation days from her full             five pounds of flour, five          ham. The volunteers had all
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church        donated to families with chil-      had their name on the list               time at the Lutcher Theater to          pounds of sugar, five pounds        450 boxes finished in a record
teamed up to provide a Christ-     dren.                               twice, and started making                prepare for this event.                 of pinto beans, five pounds of
mas meal to 480 families in          Those needing assistance          preparations.                              One hundred volunteers                rice, canned green beans,                    VOLUNTEERS PAGE 3A

Full service after sixty-nine years                                                                                                                                                          BCCC
Nicole Gibbs
For The Record
   There was once time when life was a
little slower, when strangers said “hello”                                                                                                                                                   Citizen
                                                                                                                                                                                             of the
to each other and life was little more
peaceful. Times have changed, but one
man in Bridge City has vows to keep a lit-
tle bit of what once was.

   Dupuis Tire and Service Center, locat-
ed at 2490 Texas Ave. in Bridge City, and
has been part of Bridge City’s history for
69 years. In 1941, Paul Dupuis Sr. and his                                                                                                                                                  Staff Report
brother, Earl, opened up Dupuis Broth-                                                                                                                                                      For The Record
ers, convenience store and gas station. In
1953, the Tire and Service center was                                                                                                                                                          The Bridge City Chamber
built next door and was managed by                                                                                                                                                          of Commerce is now accept-
Paul.                                                                                                                                                                                       ing nominations for the 2010
   Kenny Dupuis was born with motor oil                                                                                                                                                     ‘Citizen of the Year’ award.
in his veins and grew up with grease un-                                                                                                                                                    Candidates may be, but need
der his fingernails. At the age of 10, he                                                                                                                                                   not be, a member of the
was using his lunch break at school to re-                                                                                                                                                  chamber. Nominations from
lieve his dad at the station. By the age of                                                                                                                                                 the general public are de-
14, he was making 50 cents an hour by                                                                                                                                                       served and welcomed. All
waiting on customers, restocking the oil,                                                                                                                                                   nominations will be consid-
cleaning up the station and doing just                                                                                                                                                      ered.
about anything else that needed do.                                                                                                                                                            The winner will be an-
When he graduated from high school in                                                                                                                                                       nounced prior to the BCCC
                          DUPUIS PAGE 2A                                                                                                                                                    Annual Banquet on Feb. 17,
                                                                                                                                                                                               Of consideration is the bas-
                                                                                                                                                                                            es of their activities during
                                                                                                                                                                                            the past year as well as past
                                                                                                                                                                                            achievements. Particularly,
                                                                                                                                                                                            the impact his/her contribu-
                                                                                                                                                                                            tions have made to the com-
                                                                                                                                                                                            munity, Criteria includes
                                                                                                                                                                                            their work with the chamber
                                                                                                                                                                                            and community and length of
                                                                                                                                                                                               Nominations will close Jan.
                                                                                                                                                                                            28, 2011 and should be mailed
                                                                                                                                                                                            to Bridge City Citizen of the
                                                                                                                                                                                            Year, P.O. Box 2033, Bridge
                                                                                                                                                                                            City, Tx. 77611

                                                                                                                                                                                            • SHERLOCK BREAUX
                                                                                                                                                                                             Page........................... 4A

                                               James	 Rigler,	 the	 “star”	 mechanic	 at	 Dupuis	 Tire	 and	 Service	 Center,	 checks	 the	 oil	 of	 a	 patrons	 car	 while	 they	 wait.	
                                                                                                                                                                                        	   • LIGHTER SIDE OF LIFE
                                               RECORD	PHOTO:	NICOLE	GIBBS                                                                                                                    Kent Conwell................7A


                                                 Sims spirit to become part of new school                                                                                                    Page............................8A

                                                                                                                                                                                            • DOWN LIFE’S HIGHWAY
                                                Nicole Gibbs                                  completed.                                    have. Only students living east of               Roy Dunn......................9A
                                                For The Record                                  Current students of both elemen-            Texas-87 (Texas Avenue) attended
                                                                                              tary school are still in portable             school at the new Sims.                         • SABINE LAKE FISHING
                                                  “Sims school isn’t a place, it is a         buildings since the storm.                       BCISD Superintendent Dr. Jamey                Dickie Colburn.............1B
                                                spirit,” said former Sims Elementa-             The flag was raised and the fa-             Harrison remarked about both in-
                                                ry School principal Ella Stuebing.            mous Sims Elementary chocolate                cidences. “Many of you on this day              • CHURCH NEWS
                                                “And it is that spirit that will be-          oatmeal cookies were served. The              in 1966, were in Waco watching the               Page.............................7B
                                                come part of the new elementary               last batch to ever be made in the             Cardinals win the state football
                                                school.”                                      school cafeteria.                             championship,” Harrison said. He                • CLASSIFIED ADS
                                                  Stuebing addressed a gathering                After 44 years, the Sims decom-             asked for a show of hand for all in              Page.............................8B
                                                to say good bye to the school dur-            missioning occurred on the same               attendance who were either teach-
                                                ing decommissioning ceremonies                day, Dec. 17, that the Bridge City            ers or students at the time. It was
                                                in Bridge City, Friday. Built in 1966         Cardinals won the State Football              an easy majority.
                                                E.E. Sims Elementary did not sur-             Championship the season the                      Harrison paid tribute to former
                                                vive Hurricane Ike in 2008. Also              school opened. It was an ultra mod-           school board members and admin-
                                                destroyed was Hatton Elementary               ern school in its time and included           istrators. Glen Sims, the son of
                                                across town where a sprawling new             air conditioning- a luxury the stu-
                                                elementary school will soon be                dents who attended Hatton did not                              SIMS SPIRIT PAGE 3A
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  CHAMPS moves ahead
  Nicole Gibbs                                                                          public side will be ready
  For The Record                                                                        for use. However, the gov-
                                                                                        ernment side of the build-
     Brian Smith, with Convergent Non-Profit                                            ing will then be built.
  Solutions out of Jacksonville, Fla., presented                                        “We’re still working on
  an update on the C.H.A.M.P.S building and                                             getting grant money for
  other projects to the Orange County Com-                                              that particular side of the
  missioners on Monday, Dec. 20.                                                        building,” he said.
     The Emergency Shelter of Last Resort and
  the development of the property around with                 Thibodeaux                    other business
  recreational outdoor facilities. “We have
  completed a feasibility study to determine                Even though the Orange County Emergen-
  public sector support for the project, partic-         cy Service District No. 1 had been fighting
  ularly in terms of creating a public/private           fires last week, the Emergency Management
  partnership where we can enlist public/pri-            Office did not recommend a burn ban be put
  vate sector funds so we can support the proj-          into effect. Since there won’t be a Commis-
  ect,” Smith said. “The study was positive, in          sioners’ Court meeting next week due to the
  that it is estimated that there is estimated in        holidays, should a burn ban be needed, the
  the neighborhood of $3 million available               County Judge will be able to sign an emer-
  within the county for the project.”                    gency ban that will be in effect for seven days.
     Smith has completed an analysis study and           After that, the court will have to reconvene
  is in the process of completing an impact              to put an official burn ban in place.
  analysis on how this facility will affect the             The commissioners approved the appoint
  county. Smith will then present this informa-          Wayne Allen Frederick and Aurthor Hickey
  tion to the private sector contributors to             to a two year term as Commissioners on the
  show them what type of return this invest-             Orange County Emergency Service District
  ment will have on the community. This is ex-           No. 4 beginning Jan. 1.
  pected to be completed in a few weeks.                    The total for bills paid this week is
     Over the next few weeks, the total amount           $600,561.98.
  of development, construction and operations
  on the facilities will be worked on. “It’s im-             Farewells                                                                 Orangefield Junior High 8th graders, Morgan Worthy and Kylie Bradley, steal a moment with
  portant that the private sector donors, as                                                                                           Santa to fill him in on their wishlists.
  well as the county, understand the cost asso-            This Commissioners’ Court meeting was
  ciated with operations and maintenance be-             not only that last one for 2010, but it was also
  cause we want to include that in our fund              the last meeting for Precinct 4 Commission-
  raising efforts,” Smith said.
     Smith explained that the Bridge City Soft-
                                                         er Beamon Minton.
                                                           “I’ve enjoyed the eight years of camaraderie
                                                                                                                                Gmail users to get free calls through 2011
  ball Association is committed to helping               and I’m leaving with no ill feelings and no an-                          In August 2010, Google add-                trow, Editor in Chief at Mash-                           to lure more users.”
  raise a substantial amount of money to help            imosity towards anyone,” Minton said. “I                               ed a calling feature called                  able. “That said, we haven’t                               If you own an Android or
  fund the softball facilities. They will also           hope I’ve made a few friends here. This coun-                          Google Voice, available for all              heard many updates about the                             iPhone, you can get the Google
  help ensure that the softball facilities are           ty is in good hands.”                                                  Gmail users for free through-                traction the service is getting                          Voice app and use the service
  used to it fullest.                                      Last week, he was honored with a plaque                              out 2010. The company has                    since then, though free calling                          right on your smartphone.
     County Judge Carl Thibodeaux explained              and reception thanking him for the eight                               since extended the promotion,                for all of 2011 certainly stands
  that the fund raising dollars will go to cover         years of service he dedicated to the Orange                            making all calls to the U.S.
  the cost of the amenities. “The fund raising           County citizens.                                                       and Canada free through at
  for the C.H.A.M.P.S. Building will not cover             The four commissioners and the county                                least the end of 2011.                         We’ll Get You That Extra Cash You Need For the Holidays!
  the government building,” he said.                     judge wished all a Merry Christmas and a                                 Paid international calls may
     Thibodeaux went on to explain that the
  shell of the building will be built and the
                                                         safe and Happy New Year.                                               also be made with Google
                                                                                                                                Voice. Rates range depending
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Short on Cash?
                                                                                                                                on the location, but the prices                                                                     Ask for Kim,

dupius full service
                                                                                                                                are extremely competitive,
                                                                                                                                starting at $.02 per minute.                                                                      Mistie or Keeshia!
                                                                                              From page 1                         “The service made a major
                                                                                                                                splash initially, with 1 million
                                                                                                                                calls placed in the first 24
1963, he was making $1.25.            “I want to be the last little                 the handicapped, the older                  hours and pundits predictably
   Paul retired from the busi-      man standing,” Dupuis said.                     people; they depend on us en-               calling the service a potential                    1104 16th St. • Ste A • Orange • Behind EZ Pawn
ness in 1967 and Kenny has
ran the station since. He
                                    “The oil companies have tried
                                    to do away with me for years
                                                                                    tirely,” he said.
                                                                                       Three years ago, Dupuis was
                                                                                                                                Skype killer,” said Adam Os-                   Mon. - Thurs. 8:30am - 5:30pm & Fri. 8:30am - 6pm                           886-1077
bought the company from his         and I just haven’t given in to                  diagnosed with cancer and

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father, Paul, which originally      them, I just wanted to show                     had surgery to remove it. This
started out in 1941 as a conve-     them that I could do it.”                       has caused him to not be able
nience store and gas station          Even though all major oil                     to work every day. “I’ve kind of
that his father and uncle, Earl,
owned, called Dupuis Broth-
                                    companies have pulled away
                                    from full-service stations, Du-
                                                                                    been on the sideline,” he said.
                                                                                       While there aren’t any plans
                                                                                                                                                          1510 Texas Ave., Bridge City                                                                       in Town

ers. In 1953, the Tire and Ser-     puis buys gasoline from the                     of his children taking over the                                                                                                                                         on Beer &
vice center was built next door     major companies and sells it to                 business when Dupuis is ready                                                                                                                                           Cigarettes
and was managed by his fa-          his customers. “It’s good fuel,”                to retire, he just keeps on go-

ther.                               he said.                                        ing. “I don’t know how long I’ll
                                                                                                                                  Budweiser or
                                                                                                                                                            $                  99
   Dupuis and his staff offer         Even though times are tough                   do it,” he said. “We’ve always
full service to their customers.
They don’t offer all the servic-
                                    for many, business is still good
                                    and Dupuis still has a loyal
                                                                                    done since 1941, so I guess
                                                                                    that’s why I still do it.”                    Bud Light....
es that were once offered by        stream of customers that stop                                                                 16 Packs 12 Ounce
full-service stations many          by the station. “We do a lot for
                                                                                                                                 Miller Lite or
                                                                                                                                 Coors Light $ 99
years ago, but they still do ev-
erything they can do to take
care of their customers.                                                                                                                                                                                                          All Beer
    “We do a lot of tire business
and a lot of mechanic work,”                                                                                                     ...................................................................
                                                                                                                                  24 Pack 12 Ounce                                                                                Plus Tax
                                                                                                                                                                              48           99                                                              $
said Dupuis. “We have a certi-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        3 Pack
fied mechanic, one of the best
in Orange County. We keep                                                                                                                                                                   Carton                                   ...........

                                                                                                                                                                   44                                                                                     $
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him busy.”
   “We still check the oil, the
fluids, clean the windows and
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                                                                                                                                                                                                         Sky Line & Medium Short Box
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                                                                                                                                                         ......... 43
check the tires unless we’re
told not to,” he said. The sta-
tion also offers self service and
                                                                                                                                                                 $ 99                                                                                  Energy Drink
                                                                                                                                                                                             Carton                                                        16 Ounce

                                                                                                                                                         ......... 46
is a state inspection site.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       3 for
                                                                                                                                                                  $ 99
   Over the years, the oil com-
panies have tried to do away
                                                                                                                                                                Short Box
                                                                                                                                                                                              Carton                                                  $
with full-service gas stations

                                                                                                                                                           ....... 55
                                                                                                                                                                 $ 99
because it costs a few cents per
gallon more than self-service                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Energy Drink
stations. “I think it’s kind of a                                                                                                                                                             Carton                                                         8 Ounce
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        3 for

downfall because cars aren’t
being checked [at self-service                                                                                                    Pall Mall.....................carton $36.99                                                                          $
stations],” Dupuis said.
   “The oil companies are just                                                                                                    Kool..............................carton $47.99
                                                                                                                                                                                $41.99 All Pepsi                                                      2 for
interested in making money,”

                                                                                                                                  Camel 99’s...............
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he said. “They don’t care how                                                                                                                                         carton
they do it or who they sell to.
They’re all doing it for the dol-
                                                                                                                                  All 12                             2 for
lar. The self service has taken

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Sims spirit part of new school
From Page 1

school namesake, E.E. Sims, 92, spoke on
behalf of his father, a former superinten-
dent for BCISD.
   Stuebing, who was principal at the
school from 1984 until her retirement in
2001, commended her staff and teachers
during her tenure. “We made things fun,”
she said, “and because we had fun I think
the students had fun too.” She is the wife
of Terry Stuebing, a retired Bridge City
High School principal.
   Also taking the microphone was Gina
Manino who attended Sims as a student
and is now Assistant Superintendent of
the school district. Manino was principle
at Sims from 2003 to 2006 before becom-
ing principal at BCHS and then moved to
an administrative position.
   Current school board member Mark          Longtime E. E. Sims Elementary School principal Ella
Anderson was a first grader when the         Stuebing recalls fun times during her tenure.
school was opened. “I learned that by
misbehaving I would get a paddling at
Sims. It is something that followed me all
the way through high school- every time
I misbehaved,” he laughed.
   Joe Vanbreeman was the first principal
for Sims Elementary until his retirement
in 1984. Replacing Stuebing as principal
was Sandra Rose, 2001-2003. Tammie
Skelton became principal in 2006-2008.                                                              Left to right standing: Salvation Army volunteers Samantha Ellis, Penny Ellis, Majors Linda and John
Kent Brousard 2008-2010. Currently,                                                                 Quenner, Shelby Ellis, Robbi Green, and Bailee Moore. Posing on bicycles are Angel Villanueva and Sal-
                                                                                                    vation Army Christmas Cheer Chairman Cecil Broom.                       RECORD PHOTO: Mark Dunn
Kelly McBride serves a principal for E.E.
Sims Elementary School.

                                                                                                      The gift of giving
   Demolition of the school will begin
shortly according to Harrison. The spa-
cious grounds of the school will be re-
tained by the school district for now. The
new Bridge City Elementary School
building is being built at no cost to the
                                             Glen Sims, son of school namesake E.E. Sims, address   Jenny Morgan                        League Toy Coffee Toy Drive twice, and started making
tax payers due to government disaster re-
lief funds and other resources.              the audience during ceremonies. PHOTOS: Mark Dunn      For The Record                      provided the toys that were preparations.
                                                                                                                                        donated to families with chil-     Cecil Broom, Christmas
                                                                                                       The Salvation Army, Or-
                                                                                                                                        dren.                           Cheer Chairman for over 25
                                                                                                    ange Christian Services and
                                                                                                                                           Those needing assistance years and board member of
                                                                                                    St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
                                                                                                                                        were asked to sign up at the the Salvation Army, took two
                                                                                                    teamed up to provide a Christ-
                                                                                                                                        Salvation Army or Orange vacation days from her full
                                                                                                    mas meal to 480 families in
                                                                                                                                        Christian Service by mid-No- time at the Lutcher Theater to
                                                                                                    the greater Orange area. The
                                                                                                                                        vember. The two combined prepare for this event.
                                                                                                    Salvation Army’s Angel Tree
                                                                                                                                        lists, first making sure no one    One hundred volunteers
                                                                                                    and the Women’s Service
                                                                                                                                        had their name on the list from the community gathered
                                                                                                                                                                        at the Salvation Army on
                                                                                                                                                                        Monday, Dec. 20 to box up 450

                                                                                                    Bus driver flattens                                                 boxes of food comprised of:
                                                                                                                                                                        five pounds of flour, five

                                                                                                    snowman, loses job
                                                                                                                                                                        pounds of sugar, five pounds
                                                                                                                                                                        of pinto beans, five pounds of
                                                                                                                                                                        rice, canned green beans,
                                                                                                                                                                        canned corn, canned sweet
                                                                                                       URBANA, Ill.— A Champaign-Urbana bus driver has re- potatoes, macaroni and cheese,
                                                                                                    signed after officials with the transit agency saw an online video cooking oil, butter, eggs, bread,
                                                                                                    of the driver running over a snowman built in the middle of a potatoes and a ham. The vol-
                                                                                                    street.                                                             unteers had all 450 boxes fin-
                                                                                                       The video is posted on YouTube. It shows the bus veering to- ished in a record setting 45
                                                                                                    ward the snowman on the University of Illinois campus and minutes. St. Paul’s donated 30
                                                                                                    running over it.                                                    bags of food as well.
                                                                                                       The video was posted after a snowstorm earlier this month           The toys, which are usually
                                                                                                    and shows only one other vehicle on the street at the time. That put into black garbage bags,
                                                                                                    car steered around the snowman moments before the bus hit it. were bagged in red and green
                                                                                                    It isn’t clear who built the snowman or shot the video.             bags.
                                                                                                       Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District spokeswoman Jan              The Salvation Army antici-
                                                                                                    Kijowski told The (Champaign) News-Gazette that the driver pated helping over 400 fami-
                                                                                                    resigned. She refused to identify the driver or discuss the resig- lies.
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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-
                                                                                                                                             CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS
                                                                                                                                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-    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.

                                                                                                                               Now Open
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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Holiday Mail for Heroes

   Students at Bridge City Intermediate School took part last
week in the annual program called “Holiday Mail for Heroes”
sponsored by the American Red Cross and Pitney Bows. This
program was initiated four years ago.
   Approximately 300 holiday cards and messages were creative-
ly fashioned for the men and women of the armed services by
BCI students. The students’ cards were packaged and mailed
with many kind wishes and heartfelt sentiments. In addition,
the students also expressed their gratitude for the service and
dedication of the many men and women serving our country
   Front row on floor: Hailey Perkins, Talynn Western and Cha-
sity Neal. Back row standing: Eziquiel Mendez, Sterling Smith
and Joseph Segelke.

                                                                                                      BC Debate
                                                                                                      Team places
                                                                                                      in tournament
                                                                                                      STAFF REPORT
                                                                                                      FOR ThE REcORd

                                                                                                        On Saturday, Dec. 11,            Underwood to represent
                                                                                                      two Bridge City High
                                                                                                      School Debate teams com-           BC at Liberty Bowl
                                                                                                      peted in the Alief-Taylor
                                                                                                      TFA tournament in Hous-
                                                                                                      ton. The team of Jacob               Bridge City Homecoming Queen, Marissa Underwood, has
                                                                                                      Worthington and Jason              been chosen to participate in the 52nd annual Liberty Bowl
                                                                                                      Broussard broke to quarter         Football Classic in Memphis Tennessee.
                                                                                                      finals and the team of Jake          Each year young ladies from across America are selected for
                                                                                                      Dionne and Cody Banken             this memorable experience which includes the patriotic pre-
                                                                                                      took first.                        game show and the halftime show with a nationally known en-
                                                                                                                                         tertainer. Marissa was one of the top queens in our region of the
                                                                                                                                         country. Selection is based on academic achievement, commu-
                                                                                                                                         nity activities and all-around status.
                                                                                                                                                                               Courtesy Photo by Christina Tallant
Jacob Worthington, Cody Banken, Jake Dionne and Jason Broussard.

                                                                  highway patrol to target dwI during holidays
                                                                    In addition to their traditional increased patrols for the           paired driving.
                                                                  Christmas and New Year’s holidays, the Texas Highway Patrol              The targeted DWI patrols will run from Tuesday, Dec. 21, to
                                                                  will conduct focused DWI patrols in high-risk locations during         Saturday, Jan. 1.
                                                                  the times when alcohol-related crashes are most frequent. These          Highway Patrol troopers also will have all available troopers
                                                                  special DWI patrols are thanks to a TxDOT grant targeting im-          out patrolling Texas highways from Friday, Dec. 24, to midnight
                                                                                                                                         on Sunday, Dec. 26.
                                                                                                                                           “We’d prefer that drivers obey the traffic laws on their own,
                                                                                           The celebration of the Christmas season       but we’ll be out on the roads to ensure that travelers are as safe

       Thank you for your support                                                          has ancient historical roots, but it serves   as possible,” said David Baker, Assistant Director for the Texas
                                                                                           the same purpose today as it has over all     Highway Patrol. “We’ll be looking for intoxicated drivers, as well
                                                                                                                                         as speeders and seatbelt violators.”
                                                                                             those centuries. It is a time to lift our

          throughout the year.
                                                                                                                                           During the Christmas holiday last year, DPS troopers arrested
                                                                                           spirits and glimpse what life could be like   350 drivers for DWI and issued 9,212 speeding tickets and 658
                                                                                                         all year round.                 safety restraint violations.

         Have a Merry Christmas                                                               Have a blessed Christmas
                                                                                                                                           DPS offers the following advice for holiday travel:
                                                                                                                                           • Drive with courtesy; it’s contagious. Remember, it’s the holi-

          & a Happy New Year!                                                                                                              • Buckle up everyone in the vehicle.

                                                                                             Your Hometown Gift Shop                       • Slow down—especially in bad weather, construction areas

                                                                                                                                         and heavy traffic.

   Dr. Wesley Palmer and the staff                                                                                                         • Don’t drink and drive; get a designated driver.
                                                                                                                                           • Keep cell phone chatter to a minimum. Don’t text and drive.
                                                                                                                                           • Avoid drowsy driving.

  409-735-7157 • 2162 Texas Ave. • Bridge City                                      1104 C N.16th St. • Orange • 883-9380
                                                                                                                                           • Make sure your vehicle is properly maintained.
                                                                                                                                           • Be sure to turn on your headlights in inclement weather.

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                                                                                                                                                                                     job swap
Community Bulletin Board
                                                                                                                                                                                     STAFF REPORT
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
                                                                                                                                                  Happy Holidays!
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                                                                                                                   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 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 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
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                   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 for more informa-
tion.                                                                        (409) 738-3133
                                                                         We are selling Bait Now!
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
                                                                                   & Cajun
show was added to the Lutcher season in November and went
on pre-sale to the Lutcher Theater patrons email list on Monday,           962-3381             RESTAURANT
December 6, 2010. To date, very few balcony seats remain for             3701 Pure Atlantic Hwy. Groves, Texas
the Friday, Jan. 14 performance resulting in the decision to
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 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)
                                                                           Turkeys $39.95
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
77611                                                                     WWW.LARRYSFRENCHMARKET.COM
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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
                                                                                                                                                Heart to
                                                                                                                                              Heart Answers
                                                                   happened then.
                                                                      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
                                                                                                       with Santa
                                                                                                          St.     Mark     Lutheran
                                                                                                       Church, 945 W. Round-
                                                                                                       bunch in Bridge City, invites
                                                                                                                                        Q.        • how does diabetes affect
                                                                                                                                                 my heart?

                                                                                                       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
                                                                                                                                          Fax: 409-963-1899

                                                                                                                                          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)
                                             GA 30329.
                                                                                              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.
                                                                                                                                                              Funeral servic-
                                                                                                                                                                                   Years Assisted Living and Texas Home
                                                                                                                                                                                   Health Hospice.
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
                                                                                                                                                                                   Henrietta Yocum
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.
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Funeral servic-
                                                                                                                                                                                                         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-
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Honors provided
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
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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.

                                                                                                                                            Holiday Hours of Stark
                                                                                                                                            Foundation Venues announced
                                                                                                                                              The W.H. Stark House, Stark Museum of Art, Lutcher The-
                      wishes you a
                                                                                                      Cakes and                             ater, Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center and the

      Happy Holiday
                                                                                                                                            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.
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                                                                                                                                              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
                                                                      • Anniversaries

 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.
                                                    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-
 day, Dec. 16, in a private ceremony, officiated                                                                                             THERECORDLIVE.COM
 by their pastor E. Dale lee, at Cowboy Church

                                                                    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.

   Microwave                                                                                                                                                            YOUR LIFE YOUR STYLE

  Cherry Crisp
                                                                                                                                                      Very Limited Edition
                                                                                                                                                        of Watch Beads
                                                                                                                                                        While they last.

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                                                                        by boat                   deC. 19, 24, 25 & 26
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                                  1/2 tsp almond extract
                                  2/3 cup flour
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                    of no fault   Pat half of topping mixture                                                    and 8 to 3 Sunday                                                                                          10 a.m.
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                    didn’t        extract Spread evenly over
have room to print it. Thanks     crumb layer. Sprinkle remain-
to them that they do print my     ing topping mixture over fill-
gibberish and recipes for you.    ing. Bake on full power for
  I have a microwave recipe       nine to eleven minutes or un-
for you. I don’t usually use      til bubbling. Turn dish one
them, however this looks good     half turn half way through
and it was originated for the     cooking. (this is the step you
old microwaves that didn’t        could omit if your microwave
have the rotating disk. You       turns automatically). Makes
had to turn them, I remember      six servings.
those.                               Sounds Gooder’n Syrup.
1/4 tsp nut meg

                                                                                                                                 From our house to yours,
                                                                                                                               we wish you a Merry Christmas
                                                                                                                                  and a safe holiday season.
                                                                                                                                                 May God bless
                                                                                                                                               each and everyone.

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                            1301 W. Park Ave. Orange, Texas
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   Just a bit
    of luck
                        DICKIE COLBURN
                        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
                                                                                                         have to do their homework in                      3127 N. 16th St.
                                                                                                         order to catch them with any                     Orange, TX 77630                  Like a good neighbor,
                                                                                                         consistency. I have caught                      Bus. 409-886-3589                  State Farm is there.®
                                                                                                         stripers all the way from the 
                                                                                                         I-10 Bridge to East Pass, but
                                                                                                         my most reliable bite has al-
                                                                                                         ways taken place in the river
                                                                                                         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.

BC Cheerleaders sponsor safe New Year’s Eve lock-in
  The Bridge City High School Cheerleaders              Pizza and drinks will be served for dinner
are hosting a New Year’s Eve lock-in for chil-       and donuts will be served for breakfast. Snacks
dren in grades kindergarten to fifth grade. This     and extra drinks may be purchased all night                                                                                               They make great
lock-in is a fundraiser for a cheerleading trip to   long for $1 each at the Hawaiian Snack Shack.
Hawaii this summer and it provides a safe,              Movies and gym floor space will be available
guilt-free New Year’s Eve to parents.                to keep the kids buys and the gym will have
  The lock-in will take place in The Next Level
Gym in Bridge City and the doors will open at 7
                                                     bouncers to keep the children safe and secure.
                                                     Cost is $50 per child and space is limited to the                                                                                            Stuffers!
a.m. Children need to be picked up by 8 a.m.         first 80 children. To sign up or for more infor-
the following morning.                               mation, call 409-330-1905.

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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
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             the line.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       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
                                                     back        before
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Ugly undies can
pretty copper-colored battlers that his gramps
caught and later cooked for dinner.
                                                     Gramps        even
                                                     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
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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 (
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
                                                         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,
next season.
                                                         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
                                                         the 2010 Longhorns’ team was much weaker            Whitehead, Troy Manuel, Missy Pillsbury, John       Mires, Bobby Swan, Larry Hammett, Tom Day,
                                                         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

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                                                         TANG TEAM—A Three-Peat state champion-
4,000 yards in five straight seasons.
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                                                           SUNSET GROVE GOLFER CRAIG COU-
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of sand for his career hourglass.
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   CHARLOTTE, North Caro-
lina— “Secret Santas” are
roaming the streets of North
Carolina, handing out $100
   The Charlotte Observer re-
ported that the crew of do-
nors, who insist on anonymity,
handed out the $100 bills Fri-
day to anyone who looked like
they could use it.
   Felicia Adams was handed
$100 while she was working at
a Goodwill outlet store. She
said the money will help her
get to New York to visit her fa-
ther who is dying of cancer.
   The donors take thousands
of dollars from their own bank
accounts to hand out. It’s the
fourth year the random acts of
kindness have been done in
Charlotte. This year, a half-
dozen volunteers from the
Charlotte police and fire de-
partments tagged along, guid-
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and suggesting people they
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                                                                                                      CHUCK UZZLE
                                                                                                      FOR THE RECORD

                                                                                                      In every
                                                                                                   sport there
                                                                                                   are differ-
                                                                                                   ent levels
                                                                                                   of accom-
                                                                                                   levels     of
                                                                                                   skill.     In
                                                                                                   you have rookie leagues, minor
                                                                                                   leagues, and then you have the
                                                                                                   guys in the majors who are at
                                                                                                   the top of the food chain so to
                                                                                                   speak. Far too many times in
                                                                                                   magazines just like this one,           Shallow running crank baits will catch their fair share of fish if
                                                                                                   writers just like myself take for
                                                                                                                                           you give them a chance. RECORD PHOTO: Capt. Chuck Uzzle
                                                                                                   granted that everyone out there
                                                                                                   fishes just like we do. Nothing         shell and rattle around in there     for fish to resist. I know these
                                                                                                   could be farther from the truth         as they are being retrieved.         baits are some of my favorites
                                                                                                   if you just get right down to it.       Once you feel the shell you can      for catching redfish, they just
                                                                                                   No, I am not saying that I’m bet-       stop reeling and the bait will ac-   inhale them. Some of the more
                                                                                                   ter or more accomplished than           tually back up and start floating    productive models I have ever
                                                                                                   other people I just have a little       to the surface, this is when you     fished are the Slapstick by Bill
                                                                                                   more time on the water than             get a high percentage of your        Lewis, Thunderstick, Rogues,
                                                                                                   most so gives me a little bit of        strikes. That subtle motion          Crystal Minnows and the Long
                                                                                                   an opportunity to make a few            once you have come into con-                       UZZLE Page 6B
                                                                                                   judgment calls. On more than a          tact with the bottom is tough
                                                                                                   regular basis I get asked about
                                                                                                   certain techniques or how to
                                                                                                   use different lures by fishermen

                                                                                                   who genuinely want to get bet-
                                                                                                   ter. Each individual has
                                                                                                   strengths and weaknesses and
                                                                                                   for some the thought of fishing
                                                                                                   with a lure many of us take for
                                                                                                   granted is a daunting task. I can
                                                                                                   remember when I was really
                                                                                                   fishing a bunch of freshwater
                                                                                                   lakes and all I could think of
                                                                                                   was catching bass. There were
                                                                                                   different times during the year
                                                                                                   that I could catch fish with the
                                                                                                   best of them, throwing spinner-                               FROM EVERYONE AT

                                                                                                   baits and topwaters along with
                                                                                                   Texas rigged worms were right                                        Tire & Service Center
                                                                                                   down my alley. Now my baits of
                                                                                                   choice didn’t always work and                                                     Ken &
                                                                                                   other techniques were needed
                                                                                                   to catch fish, at that point I had
                                                                                                   a problem. For the life of me I
                                                                                                                                                                                  Nancy Dupuis
                                                                                                   could not fish a jig, I felt like I
                                                                                                   was suffocating it was so slow.
Aldric Jones goes to the net for the Little Cypress-Mauriceville Bears against the Lumberton Long- Finally I made myself take only
horns this week. The Bears won the contest 56-41.                     RECORD PHOTO: Larry Trimm a tackle box full of jigs so I had
                                                                                                   nothing else to fish or change to
                                                                                                   and was forced to fish only a jig                                                 Robin
                                                                                                   all day long. The radical think-
                                                                                                   ing proved to be a good idea as I                                                 David
                                                                                                   finally became better at the art
                                                                                                   of jig fishing, I still don’t like it                                             Chris
                                                                                                   but at least I can do it.
                                                                                                      Saltwater anglers have simi-
                                                                                                   lar difficulties and for many
                                                                                                   more than you would think it’s a
                                                                                                   real problem. I can’t tell you
                                                                                                   how many people have asked
                                                                                                   me for my opinion on how to
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                                                                                                   ter than the lure you struggle
                                                                                                   with. For example we’ll just use           The
                                                                                                   the Corky since we already
                                                                                                   mentioned it. The Corky is eas-                                                                 Mar e
                                                                                                   ily one of the most recognizable
                                                                                                   lures on the gulf coast, especial-
                                                                                                   ly here in Texas where it’s al-
                                                                                                   most considered royalty by
                                                                                                   many. For all those who praise
                                                                                                   this lure for it’s fish catching
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Kaz’s Christmas                                            From Page 4B
                                                                                                                                              Kaz’s Fearless
cliff, Joe Marks, Don Lormand, Robert Dunn, Bernie Birk, Rob-
ert Roesler, Wayne Iles, Raymond Guilbeaux, Johnny Dugas, Jim
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                                                                       Jimmy Sims, Joe Ware, Roy Dunn, Eric Hinton, Debbie Fusili-
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   Travis Clark, Martha Rogers, Robert Burris, Jerry Caillier,      er, Penny Leleux, Les Patin, Debbie Buckalew, Rod Fisette, Ricky          Games Of The Week
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Cardner, Mike Catt, Pete Runnels, Russell Bottley, James Luna,      ers, John Cooper, Glenn Toohey, Sam Lucia, Betty Derrick, Lon
Ray Jones, Preston Prince, David Teague, Wayland Payne, Carl        Craft, Margaret Peeples, John DiBatiste, Mike Abbott, Charles
Floyd, Skip Moore, Pete Sterling, Danny Aaron, Dixie Trahan,        Gant, Oliver Seastrunk, Dave Field, Carl Himel, Earl Geis, Mike              LAS VEGAS BOWL Wed. 7 p.m. at Las Vegas, NV. (ESPN)—
Brian Murphy, Montie Moran, Doug Rogers, Rick Keszeg, Cary          Leonard, Van Vandervoort, Jack Burney, Brandon Landry, Ran-               Boise State (11-1) over Utah (10-2).
Bresie, Pat Key, Rodney Townsend, Jerry Howeth, Pat Monogue,        dy Crouch, Ray Rogers, Gary Stelly, Pat Johnson, Andy Allen,                 POINSETTIA BOWL Thurs. 7 p.m. at San Diego, Calif.
Phillip Brown, Homer Stuntz, Andrew Hayes, Linda Moore,             Ray Conner, Bob Shinn, Keith Staudt, Louis McIntire, Fred                 (ESPN)—San Diego State (8-4) over Navy (8-3).
Glen Oliver, Bob Byerly, Jerry Hughes, Bart Williams, Brooks        Zoch, Troy Burke, Bubba Brown, Johnny Trahan, David Clary,                   HAWAII BOWL Fri. 7 p.m. at Honolulu, Hawaii (ESPN)—
Hill, Janet Newton, Benis Lee, Jim Keith, Lynn Smith, Ebb           Joey Campbell, Robert Query, Gary Thibodeaux, Steve Mazzola,              Hawaii (10-3) over Tulsa (9-3).
Moore, Steve Pomeroy, Jerrod Bland, Mac Rogers, Frank Fin-          Tim Bonnin, Jay James, DeWitt Gipson, John Griffith, Howard                  LITTLE CAESER’S PIZZA BOWL Sun. 7:30 p.m. at Detroit,
chum, Charles Broussard, Sharon Bearden, Bob Hoepner, Joe           Nelson, Randy Jarrell, Jimmy Jones, Joe Payne, Donald Moss,               Minn. (ESPN)—Toledo (8-4) over Florida International (6-6).
Doucet, J.B. Arrington, Bill Ellison, Danna Cruse, Harold Tiller,   Tommy Melton, Doug Nelms, Cecil Sylvester, Roy Knolley,                      INDEPENDENCE BOWL Mon. 4 p.m. at Shreveport, La.
Dennis Lee, Jerry Ann Trouard.                                      Hutcherson Hill, Annabelle Stringer, Wade Smith, Shea Brown,              (ESPN2)—Air Force (8-4) over Georgia Tech (6-6).
   Dennis Bishop, Gus Beuershausen, Leon Delome, Grant Gip-         Sam Ambers, John Raughton, Pat Leverne, James Scott, Ann                     CHAMPS SPORTS BOWL Tues. 5:30 p.m. at Orlando, Fla.
son, Jeep Colburn, Jerry Nichols, Kevin Hebert, Brian Mingle,       Harner, Sam Daggett, Jenny Taylor, David Trahan, Donnie                   (ESPN)—West Virginia (9-3) over North Carolina State (8-4).
Oscar Smith, Joe Parkhurst, Pete Gresham, Charlie Miller, Joe       Shockley, Jr., Jack Jones, John Crawford, Jim Gordon, Jim Colley,
                                                                                                                                                 INSIGHT BOWL Tues. 9 p.m. at Tempe, Ariz. (ESPN)—
Alford, Chris Gunn, Ed Dyer, Bill Jackson, Bill Bromley, Ace        Dennis Doggett, Sue Rathburn, Keith Lyons, Wayne Franklin,
                                                                                                                                              Missouri (10-2) over Iowa (7-5).
Amodeo, Jim Pruter, Mike Bernard, Ken Wernig, Roland Grego-         Mandy Rogers, Terry Landry, Albert Gore, Betsy Phillips, Trent
rie, Todd McLane, John Tate, Brad Gilmore, Hal LaPray, Bob          Cooper, Steve Toal, James Ray, Mike Hughes, Mark Magnuson,                   PRO PICKS—Pittsburgh over Carolina (Thurs.), Dallas
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Manuel Solis, Earl Parker, Neil Watts, John Martinez, Terry         Saucier, Georgia Corder, Ron Logan, Jimmy Hooker, Ken Manu-               Minnesota, Jacksonville over Washington, St. Louis over San
Childers, Joan Quartermont, Jeff Mathews, Tiffany Rochelle,         el, Don Harmon, Sanford Lummus, Mary Frances Hartley,                     Francisco, Seattle over Tampa Bay, New England over Buffalo,
Dempsie Jaynes, Kyle Walker, Randy Brown, Clay Dugas, Ellis         Hunter Sheridan, Lewis Sims, Tommy Carroll, Van Wade.                     NY Jets over Chicago, Baltimore over Cleveland, Tennessee
Boyd, Glenn “Smoothie” Earle, Ron Cowling, Richard Corder,             and a VeRY MeRRY chRIsTMas to my TheRecordLive                         over Kansas City, Indianapolis over Oakland, Houston over
Billy Bayliss, Andre Robertson, Billy Permenter, David Mon-         readers Dick and Gail Kazmar, Bobbie and Dick Wechter, Don                Denver, NY Giants over Green Bay, San Diego over Cincinna-
tagne, Earl Collier, Dewey Scott, Robert Tywater, Louise Savoy,     and Linda Bivens, Karen and Brian Smith, Robert and Kate                  ti, New Orleans over Atlanta (Monday Night).
Darrel Latiolais, John Cash Smith, Mary Beth Benoit, Jimmy          Butcher, Brock and Glenna Bult, Paul Groncki, Bobbie Earle,
Verrett, Russell Cronin, Al Granger, Richard Turkel, Rodney         Wayne and Kaye Morris, Tony Ottati and for anyone I may have
Townsend, Jr., Jay Miller, Mark Williams.                           missed, especially you, my loyal readers who have been with
   David Dunn, Cecil Byers, Bo Brannick, Jimmy Owens, Marga-        Kaz’s Korner since its inception Sept. 12, 1966.
ret Broussard, Ollie Halten, Waymon Sibley, Rufus Flurry, Aar-
on Burke, Kris Olsen, Wayne Sparrow, David Hoelzer, James

Bloodworth, Ron Roberts, Mike Hoke, Mike Hebert, Tim
Hughes, Phillip Madar, Myrt Myers, Lou Garriga, Becky Grant,
J.W. “Kid” Henry, Vicki Landry, Gene Steele, Ken Reeves, Jimmy                             From page 1
Ray Burris, Brenda Morgan, Robert Mortimer, Mark Meadows,
Jody Gray, Mark Williams, Chris Hyde, Clifford Bray, Darline

                                                                                                                                             Now Open
Zavada, Todd Marburgh, Dawn Collins, Stacy Caillavet, John
                                                                    Cast Minnow by Rapala.
Broussard, Greg Choate, Dave Walsh, Williard Lanier, Calvin
                                                                       In order to fish these baits you don’t need a ton of finesse or a
Collins, Greg Smith, Jerome Wilkerson, Joyce Prescott, Keith
                                                                    secret pattern to catch fish, these lures are very user friendly. Us-
Hogan, David Piland, Bryce Conner, Lana Stogner, Kevin Philen,
                                                                    ing basically the same action you use working a topwater plug
Vernon Davis, David Hollier, John Lister, Anthony Padilla, Erin
                                                                    you just point your rod tip towards the surface of the water and
Godina, Greg Turbeville, Danny Blacksher, Terry Myers, Mel
                                                                    either reel in with a constant retrieve or twitch the bait with
Hyatt, Curt Leger, George Nevarez, Patrick Toomey, Brad Gilm-
                                                                    brief pauses as the lure comes in contact with the bottom. The
ore, Larry Fisher.
                                                                    built in action and sound will take care of the rest, it’s hard to
   Gary Pollock, Sandy Walker, Anita Vidrine, Bud Martin, Nat-
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alie Simon, Jerry Meads, Gary Mainero, Steve Taylor, Richard
                                                                    nose and tying a loop knot seems to help the action and keeps
Scott, Lisa Dies, Darrow Judge, Mark Netherly, Barbara Hayes,
                                                                    the rings from fouling on the bill of the plug. If and when you get
Derrick Jones, Dale Peddy, Todd Hoffpauir, Terry Steubing,
                                                                    caught up in shell most of the time the lure will come free when
Donna Evans, Teresa Schreck, David Davis, Shirley Walker, Lar-
                                                                    given a little bit of slack. Even when you break one off about 80%
ry Woods, Steve Champion, Rex Ansley, Connie Burnitt, Greg
                                                                    of the time the lure will float to the surface where you can re-
Willis, Pat Anglin, George Baker, Henry Seals, Dan Mohon,
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Steve Issacs, James Blair, Troy Burton, Homer Stockton, Vic Ar-
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                                                                                                           Left and bottom left: The Salvation Army Church members performed in a play called “Star of
                                                                                                           Wonder” on Sunday, Dec. 19. This musical is about Jesus’ birth from the stars viewpoint.
                                                                                                                                                                  RECORD PHOTO: HOLLY MORRELL.

                                                                                                                 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 The
                                                                                                                   church is located at 602 Green Avenue in Orange.

     Merry Christmas
                                                                                                                                                 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
                                            the government
                                                                       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
                                            called Wonderful,
   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
                                                                                                                                                                     Office: 886-1333
                                                                         • 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
                                                                                                                                                                     Nursery Provided
              • 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,
                         Discipleship Classes
                                                                                                                                                                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

                                                                                                                                                       THE RECORD NEWSPAPERS
                                                                                            (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
                                                                                                       Ages 4–10
                                                                                 Pastor Brad Morgan – email
                                                                                                                                                         Orange • 735-5305 or 735-7183
                     • Minister Jim Hardwick •
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                           ‘77 KAWAII PIANO - $2,450
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           OBO. Must Sell, Call Patty at
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     AL-ANON       MEETS      ON
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Wednesday & Sunday at 7pm.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           SUICIDE RESCUE of Orange
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           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-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                geT YOUr
                                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
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                ad Here
                                EOE/M/F/V/D. apply online         on both; colorful, ver unique                                                                                                                            FREE KITTENS to be given
TRUCK DRIVERS WANTED           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.,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                FOr OnLY
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-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 $15 Per
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
                                                                                                       (830) 822-7050.

                                                                                                       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
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                $15 Per
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        (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-
                                                                                                                                             & Waitresses
                                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-
                                                                                                                                                   Hwy 109s.
                                                                                                                                                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

                                                                         NO BILLS
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
                                                                                                                                                                        Bankruptcy Law

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
                                                                                              T, ME
                                                                                                    INCOME & BUDG
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Travel Trailers                                       cOnsTrUcTiOn
                                                                                                                                          ! LAW!
                                                                                          (BASED ON
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               DANNY COLE
                                                                              EVERYONE QUALIFIES
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
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Home 735-8315
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Cell 670-2040
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         19572 Hwy 62 S.
This amount represents
the cumulative over-re-         but no later than the first                                                                                        INFORMATION

        here’s my card!
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             735-5305 or 886-7183                                                                                                                                                                                                         Bring your info to 333 W. Roundbunch Rd.,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             BC, or 320 Henrietta, Orange
            aLL arOUnd HOUse LeveLing
            • 25 Years experience • insured & Bonded • Local People

    Lee Vickers                                                      313-3107
     (Peanut)                                                            or

                      Real House Leveling
                                                                                           Orange’s Oldest Hometown Appliance Dealer                                                                                                                                claybar construction

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Joey claybar
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Trackhoe - Dozer - Tractor Work
                            • Fence Work
                                                                                                            APPLIANCE & SERVICE INC
                            • Metal Work            (Metal Carports & Metal Buildings)
                                                                                                                  Big Selection of Reconditioned Appliances
                                                                                                                   All Used Appliances Sold with Warranty
                                                                                                                      • FREEZERS • DISHWASHERS • REFRIGERATORS
                                                                                                                    • WASHERS/DRYERS AIR CONDITIONERS • RANGES
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          serving all Of Orange county and surrounding areas
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     • 60/40 • sand • stump grinding
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • rock & driveway Material
                                                                                                       We Sell Parts For All major Brands ~ We Service What We Sell                                                                    8200 chaucer                                                                                              Mobile
Shea A. Simon                                             P.O. Box 903                                                                                                                                                                                  • demolition • Brushhauling

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Orange, Texas                                                                                              (409)
                                                  Orange, Texas 77631

Email:                                                                                                                                                                             FINANCING                                                                 Office (409) 886-3833

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             77632                                                                                              882-1612
Phone: 409-920-0050                                Fax: 409-883-2223                        302 N. 10TH. Street


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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Tropical Landscapes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Spring/Fall Clean Ups

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Lawn Maintenance
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Palm Trees Installed
                                      A SSOCIATES

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Grass Installation
            2301 16th Street,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             • Tree Removal
                                                                                                                               insured & Bonded
                Orange        (409) 882-0661 • Fax: (409) 883-8531                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • 8 Yard Loads Delivered

    Visit us at                                                             • Tree Removal • Tree Trimming                                                                                                                                                                                      • 60/40 Sand/Garden

   VIRTUAL TOUR AVAILABLE!                                                                              • Haul Offs • Stump Grinding                                                                                                                                                                                      • Driveway Materials
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    JERRY HUGHES                                  AMERICAN
                                                  REAL ESTATE
       REALTY                                                                                                                                                      Land Co.

                                                                                                                                                                                                      THE RECORD stakes
 REAL ESTATE                      AVAILABLE NOW, LARGE                 SELLER FINANCE, 1.6 TO                                     nEED a lOan? aa Quick
       apartment                  3/2 (full baths), laundry room,      10 acre tracts, LCMISD,          TRaCTOR wORk              loans can help you! wE do
                                  refrig., CA/H, new carpet            MMUD water & sewer avail-             BuSHHOgging
BRIDGE CITY 2/1 in                                                                                      SPRing gaRDEn PlOwing     small payday loans and car ti-
                                  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
                                                                       hORSES          WELCOME,
                                                                       Mobiles OK, 10 acre tracks
                                                                       in OFISD, seller may finance,
                                                                                                                                      NOTICE TO
                                                                                                                                                                      R. Jessie PePPeR
                                                                                                                                                                     bRoWN, DeceAseD                 CaROlThe RecordFree estimates
                                                                                                                                                                                                            allEn Newspapers
D hookups, $675 monthly +
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           We can
                                                                                                                                                                                                        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.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               fAx Job
                                                                                                                                                                                                               ******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,
                                                                       (409) 745-1115.
                                                                                                          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
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             or 749-4873
                                  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,
                                                                                                                                                                                                             (409)       Thanks,
                                  granite counters, marble             FLOORS and carpet, A Must                                                                     Texas. The Post Office
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Amanda com
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-

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Title Insurance
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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Loan Closings
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,
                                                                                                                                   Joe Alford

                                                                                                                                                                                                     Escrow Services
       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

                                                                                                        SHOP THE
                                  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-
735-2030. (M&R)
                                  tically redfuced Mobiles OK,
                                  LCMISD, seller financing ava-
                                                                             670-2624                                              Facsimile: (409) 882-0564         E-Mail: asanders@
      home rentals
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.
7771. (cctfn)

       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
     (mention favor).
   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
           sees it.
                                                                                                                                                                   moderate physical activity can add two hours to
    Then in your mer-
     ciful eyes, it will               1400 Maplewood - lC-M ISd                                                                                                   your life. So there’s no need to radically alter
   become your favor,                 Great home on cul-de-sac in Cypress Bayou! This
          not mine.                   home features 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms with                                                                                your exercise habits to improve your health,
           Amen.                      an additional room for a office or den. All floor-
      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
   promise publication
                                      nice deck in the back for relaxing! Motivated seller!
                                                                                                                                                                   like walking the dog. Washing the car. Cutting
          and favor                                                                                               ACE Certified:
                                      $139,000. Call Tracy @ 409-920-0714.
      will be granted.                                                                                         The Mark of Quality                                 the grass. Playing golf. Or just taking the stairs
   Never known to fail.
                                        WWW.REmAxFIRST-TExAS.COm                                            Look for the ACE symbol of
                                     EACH OFFICE IS INDEPENDENTLY OWNED AND OPERATED                                                                               instead of the elevator.
                                                                                                            excellence in fitness training
                                                                                                              and education. For more
                                                                                                                                                                   Don’t sweat it if spinning classes aren’t your
  The Oaks Apartment Homes                                                                                 information, visit our website:
                                                                                                                                       style. Just get out and do something physical
   One, Two and Three Bedroom Homes
          at Affordable Prices!
                                                                         409-883-3578                                                                              each day. You’ll feel better, and live longer.
                                                                                                                                                                   Besides, the stair climber at the gym won’t
                                                                                                                                                                   fetch your newspaper.

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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                                                                              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                                                                             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-                                                                   
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
                                          purposes only

                                $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.

                                                                    a ou
                                                                                                                           Art for illustration purposes only                                                       Corner of MacArthur &
      BUY HERE!                                                   F                                                                                                                   Clean                          Henrietta St., Orange

      PAY HERE!                                                                                                                                                                     Pre-Owned                       409.670.0232

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