The Southwest Louisiana Genealogical Society will hold a meeting at 10 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 19 in the Carnegie Meeting Room, 411 Pujo St. in Lake Charles, La. Contact Pat Huffaker at 337-477-3087 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for info.
Garage and Bake sale
The American Legion will have a garage and bake sale from 7 a.m. - 1 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 19. We appreciate any donations for the garage sale. We need hangers if anyone has any. Donations can be dropped off at 108 E. Green Ave. at the America Legion Hall. For donations to be picked up, call Diane at 409-330-4142 or 409-313-0990 or Vanessa at 409-670-9944 or Millie at 409-779-3376.
Pastor Appreciation Service
The officers and members of Mount Sinai Baptist Church in Orange cordially invite the community to celebrate their pastor’s 44th year of dedicated service with an appreciation service will be held in honor of Rev. and Mrs Calvin Coolidge Jones at 3:30 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 20. Dr. Stanley T. Hillard and his congregation from St. Luke Baptist Church in Houston, Texas is the guest for this occasion. Call the church office at 409-886-2089 for info.
Community Trash Off
The 18th Annual Community Trash Off will be held from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 9. Participants will meet at Orange Lions Den Park. Teams consist of 3-5 participants and are limited to adults and children age 12 and older. All teams must be supervised by an adult. Individuals are welcome to show up on the day of the event and will be assigned to a team for the clean-up. Call 409-670-0803 or visit www.shangrilagardens.org for registration form.
GED Test Dates
Vidor ISD announces that GED tests are changing beginning in January 2014. Those who are currently working on the test process must complete it in 2013 or start the process over from the beginning. The 2013 test dates for GED at the AIM Center High School are Jan. 23 and Jan. 24, Feb. 20 and Feb. 21, and March 20 and March 21. Dates are subject to change, and more dates will be held each following month, so check with the testing centers at 951-8780. Examinees are expected to arrive on time. Testing begins promptly at 4:30 p.m. Doors will be locked at that time. Tutoring for the GED is also available in Vidor ISD. Call AIM Center High School for further information.