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Last updated 5/11/2011 at Noon

El Mina Shrine Fundraiser Dance

The Orange Shrine Club is sponsoring a dance to raise funds for the Shrine Hospitals for Children. The dance will be held on Saturday, May 14 at the Jefferson County Singles Club, located at 7725 Green Ave. in Nederland.

Music will be furnished by Curtis Breaux and the Cadillacs starting at 8 p.m. Beer and set-ups will be available for purchase (no coolers), liquor is BYOB.

Tickets are available for purchase in advance by contacting Pierre DeLaFosse at 409-883-8568 or any other member of the Orange Shrine Club. Tickets can be purchased at the door for $25 per couple or $15 per single.

Come out to support the children and “pass a good time” with your Brother Shriners and friends.

Fundraiser set for Saturday

Grilled links on a bun will be on sale Saturday at the Bridge City Wal-Mart from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. The fundraiser will benefit the Historical Museum of Bridge City. The entree includes chips and a canned soft drink for just $5.00. Raffle tickets for a deer rifle will also be offered by the organization on Saturday. Tickets are $1.00 each or six tickets for $5.00. For more information contact Paige Williams at 670-3192 or email:

OHS Band, Choir to host concert May 17

The Orangefield Band and Choir will host the end of the year Concert on Tuesday, May 17 at 7 p.m. in the OHS new gym. All parents, grandparents, community members, family and friends are invited to attend.

The Orangefield Band Boosters will host a Booster Meeting on Monday, May 23 at 6:30 p.m. in the OHS Band Hall.

New Booster Officers are: President-Kelle Miller, VP High School-Kathy Petry, VP Junior High -Julie Agee, Treasurer-Rick Beaulieu, Secretary-Pam Grotts, and Public Relations-Bridget Luna Trawhon

All Band parents, guardians and supporters are encouraged to attend. For more information, contact

Orange Chapter of DAR to meet

The William Diamond Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution of Orange will have their end of year meeting on Monday, May 16 at 10 a.m. The meeting will be held at 4464 Memorial Drive in Orange. The program for the meeting will be Installation of Officers.

Any woman eighteen years of age or older who can prove lineal descent from a patriot of the American Revolution is eligible for membership. Anyone who is interested in becoming a member is encouraged to attend.

For more information, call the Chapter Regent at 409-735-5253.

Thrift and Gift to host community garage sale

Save the day! Saturday, June 4 from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. Thrift & Gift’s Community Garage Sale will take place. To reserve a space call 409-886-7649 for details. Sixteen plus spaces of merchandise will be available. Thrift & Gift will offer hot dogs, links, chips and drinks, and members and volunteers will sell baked goods. The shop and bargain will be open. This location is 350 37th Street off Strickland.

BCCC to host annual golf tournament

The Bridge City Chamber of Commerce will be hosting their annual golf tournament on Monday, June 20 at the Sunset Grove Country Club in Orange. The shot gun tee will be at 8 a.m. and is going to be a four man scramble. Cost to play is $50 per player or $200 per team. Hole sponsorships are also available. Prizes will be given.

Contact Angela Beck at 409-735-5671 for more information.

BC cancels May 14 election

The City Council of Bridge City voted to cancel the May 14, 2011 general election at their April 5 regular council meeting. The city secretary certified that no proposition was to appear on the ballot, no person had made a declaration of write-in candidacy, and all of the following candidates are unopposed for election to the following offices: Place 1: Kevin Mott; Place 3: Robert Simonton Jr .; Place 5: Richard Savoy (Incumbent). Pursuant to sections 2.052 And 2.053, Texas election code

For further information contact: Sherry tisdale, city secretary, City of Bridge City at 409.735.6801; Fax: 409.735.3349 or by e-mail:

Heavenly Hearts Charity Pageant set for July 9

The 2011 Heavenly Hearts Summer Kings and Queens Charity Pageant will be held July 9 at the Bridge City Community Center in Bridge City. Entries will be accepted until June 24. Early entries receive large discounts on the entry fee.

Age divisions for boys and girls are from babies through adults with no residency requirement.

Heavenly Hearts is a state registered pageant title.

Crowns, trophies, embroidered sashes, plaques, and gifts will be awarded. Every contestant will receive a tiara.

This pageant will benefit the Bridge City -Orangefield Ministerial Alliance. Contestants and spectators are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food or personal hygiene item to distribute to the needy of the area, and will receive a discount on door admission with their donation.

For more information log on to the web site or check out the Heavenly Hearts Facebook page, or you may email Businesses are welcome to advertise free of charge with a donation of any value to the event.

American Legion of host pool tournament

The American Legion Lloyd Grubbs Post 49 in Orange will be hosting a pool tournament every Friday from 7 p.m. to midnight. There is a ten player maximum. The community is encouraged to join in the fun and free food to help support the Veterans. For more information, call 409-330-4847.

Orange VFW to offer free Wii Bowling

Orange VFW is offering free Wii Bowling for members and their guests on Saturdays from 3 to 6 p.m. in the club room. Guests must be accompanied and signed in by a member of the VFW or Ladies Auxiliary. For further information, contact the Club Room after 3 p.m. Monday through Saturday at 409-886-9738.

Rape and Suicide Crisis Center to offer support group meetings

The Rape and Suicide Crisis Center of Southeast Texas will be hosting a support group for female survivors of sexual assault the first and third Wednesday of every month, starting at 5:30 p.m. Meetings will be held at the Foundation of Southeast Texas building, located at 700 North St. in downtown Beaumont.

To RSVP or for further information, please contact the Crisis Center at 409-832-6530.

WOS Class of 1971 plans reunion

The West Orange High School Class of 1971 has scheduled a 40th reunion for Saturday, July 9. The event will be held at the Sunset Grove Country Club in Orange. E-mail and mail notices are forthcoming. Quite a few graduates have unconfirmed information.

The classes of 1970 and 1972 are also invited to attend.

For questions call Carolyn Reese Hankins at 409-886-8618 or Tommy White at 409-886-1176 or e-mail Judy Armstrong Brimm at

Last two classes of Stark High School to reunite in July

The classes of 1976 and 1977, the last two years of students who attended Lutcher Stark High School, are planning the 35th Reunion of the Class of ’76, while at the same time merging with the class of ’77.

Events will begin Friday, July 15, for a mixer of students and spouses, with Saturday and Sunday to be days of continued events. A golf scramble is planned for Saturday morning, with a disc jockey and food finishing off the evening events. Sunday brunch will be a morning for final closing.

If you know of anyone who attended those class years and is not aware of the reunion, please contact Denise Simoneaux Simmons at 409-735-6374, or Dana Zoch Mortimer at 409-313-7261. Also, teachers who taught during that time are welcome to attend by contacting the above numbers for information, as well.

Bridge City Little League announces Board election

BCLL will hold the 2012 board elections May 21, at 1 p.m. in the league’s board room.

There is a sign-up sheet and job descriptions in the board room for candidates that want to register to run for a board position. Sign up for the position you are interested in.

Persons eligible to vote are elected members of the board, managers, coaches, approved volunteers, volunteer umpires and parents/guardians of children participating in the league.

The 2012 board will be seated on the first Monday after the last 2011 all star game.

For more information, call Dustin James at 409-697-3820.

David Ess, Bridge City Strutter Golf Tournament set

David Ess and the Bridge City Strutters will be hosting their annual golf tournament on Saturday, May 21, at Babe Zaharias Golf Course in Port Arthur.

The tournament will have a shotgun start beginning at 8:00 a.m.

(Sign-in will be at 7:30 a.m.) and will be an 18 hole, four person scramble with prizes awarded.

Entry fee is $200 per team, which includes the green fee, cart, food, drink and prizes.

Hole sponsorships are also available for $100, which includes a sign at the golf course and an ad in the Strutters Spring Review Program.

The deadline for hole sponsorship is Tuesday, April 26 or tournament entry deadline is Tuesday, May 10.

For more information contact any Strutter, or call 735-8521 or 474-1395.

Cajun French Music Association to give scholarships

High School seniors and students currently attending an accredited college/technical school may apply to receive a scholarship from the The Cajun French Music Association of Louisiana, Inc. Gulf Coast Cajun Chapter.

They will award two $500 scholarships to any accredited college or technical school in the area for the 2011 fall semester.

Students must contact their school counselor. The deadline is May 15, no exceptions will be made and envelopes post marked after that date will not be accepted.

Delta Kappa Gamma Society chapters to meet

The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International chapters of Orange County will meet together for the final meeting of the school year.

The educational honor society for women will celebrate together the founding of Delta Kappa Gamma in 1929 in a Founder’s Day Celebration on Saturday, May 14.

Beginning at 10 a.m., members will honor the history of the founders and acknowledge the work of the three chapters and their officers from the past year.

The celebration will also include a brunch and will be held at the Sunset Grove Country Club in Orange.

Coordinating Council Chairman Olga Graham will be the facilitator of the celebration.

Chapter presidents Susie Riedel, Christy Reves, and Judy Williams will also be participants in the program.

For more information, members should contact their chapter presidents.


The Orange Community Players, in partnership with Lamar State College- Orange, are proud to present the South East Texas premiere of HAIRSPRAY, the 2003 Tony Award winning musical, May 12-14, at 7:37 p.m., and May 15 at 2:37 p.m., and May 19-21, at 7:37 p.m., and May 22, at 2:37 p.m., at the Orange Community Playhouse , 708 W. Division Street.

The popular musical is based on the 1988 John Waters film, and follows the lovable story of pudgy teenager Tracy Turnblad, and her yearning to be on a local dance show during the turbulent civil rights movement of the early 1960s. The production, under the direction of Brook Doss, involves a cast of over 40 performers from all over the Golden Triangle. Tickets are $8 for students, and $15 for adults. For reservations, call 409-882-9137. Tickets may also be purchased at the door.

Bridge City HS Class of 1991 to hold 20 year reunion

The 1991 graduating class of Bridge City High will hold their 20 year class reunion on the weekend of Aug. 12-13. There will be a private party at Madison’s in Beaumont at 8 p.m. on Aug. 12. A family skating party will be held at Spinnin’ Wheels in Orange at 11 a.m. on Aug. 13. The reunion will end with a party at Sunset Grove Country Club in Orange at 7 p.m. on Aug 13. Early bird ticket prices are $40 for individuals and $75 for couples by Jun3 15. Please go to their web site at for all details. For more information, e-mail Malinda Boudreaux, and Christy Dobranski at

Farmers’ Market expands to Wednesdays

The Orange County Farmers’ Market has opened for the season and expanded to include Wednesdays from 4-7 p.m., in addition to the usual 6:30-10 a.m. on Saturdays.

The following items are now available: potatoes, green beans, squash (zucchini, yellow, and pattypan), greens, radishes, onions, beets, cucumbers, blueberries, a variety of jams and jellies, fresh eggs, honey, baked goods, and strawberry plants (Wednesday only).

The market is held in the parking lot in front of Big Lots on MacArthur Drive. For additional information, contact Texas AgriLife at 882-7010.

Register for Young People’s Theater Workshop

Orange Community Players Inc. will hold registration for the 2011 Young People’s Workshop 3 p.m.-7 p.m., May 27.

This year’s production will be “Alice in Wonderland.” Adapted for the stage by Eva LeGallienne and Florida Friebus; the play is based on Lewis Carroll’s “Alice in Wonderland” and “Through the Looking Glass.”

The workshop begins June 13 and will continue until July 10.

Sessions will be conducted 6-9 p.m. Monday through Friday; with the exception of Wednesday. They will not meet on Wednesdays until the final week.

Participants must be 6 to 18 years old on July 1, 2011. They must be available to attend and abide by YPTW code of conduct. Parent/Guardian and youth attendance for orientation June 13 is mandatory.

Tuition for the program is $25 and non-refundable.

All tickets to productions are $5

There may be additional costs associated with costumes and properties, but the parents and volunteers of OCP are very resourceful.

Orange Community Players, Inc. will never deny participation due to a financial issue. If you have concerns that you wish to confidentially address, or for more information please contact Codie Vásquez at 409-363-2541 or codiev@msn.

The theater is located at 708 W. Division Ave. in Orange, across from the Orange County Courthouse.

Red Hot Flashers to meet

The Red Hot Flashers will meet at 11:30 a.m., May 19, at the Sunset Grove County Club.

Celebrating her birthday will be Lady Lady Bug, Jackie Phelps.

Lady Evangline will bring the Treasure Chest for anyone wishing to bring items or use items. The Treasure Chest is free.

Please bring a small door prize. All ladies are welcome.

For information call 886-1609.


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