ORANGE — The City of Orange Fire Department held a “pinning” ceremony Wednesday at Central Fire Station for two new fire captains. Captain Shane Chapman and Captain Chad Hall were honored today for their recent success in a promotional examination. Two captains positions became available when Captain Eric Ridley and Captain Kathy Staudt retired earlier this year. The promotion process included a basic tenure qualification, written exam, street and hydrant test, and bonus points for tenure. Captain Chapman’s final score was the highest score recorded and Captain Hall is the youngest person to be promoted in the history of the department. Fire Chief David Frenzel and Captain Chapman’s current supervisor, Battalion Chief Lee Anne Brown, pinned the gold collar bugles on while his father pinned his new gold badge on him. Chief Frenzel and Battalion Chief Joe Mires pinned Captain Hall’s collar bugles while Captain Steve Allison pinned his badge.
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Newly formed Historic Orange Preservation Empowerment to help homeowners
Historic Orange Preservation Empowerment (HOPE) has been formed to “support, facilitate, and improve the economic, cultural, aesthetic, historic, social, and environmental setting, well-being, and quality of life in Orange and Orange County, Texas.”
Kiwanis Club gets schooled on LSC-O’s EMS program
Rickey Land believes there’s no reason why every person shouldn’t know CPR.
Food for thought
Dan Maher, Executive Director of the Southeast Texas Food Bank, was the guest speaker at Monday’s Vidor Rotary Club meeting. He spoke about the food bank's many programs.
Orange Rotary Club announces scholarship winners
For years, Orange Rotary Club has supported its local youth with scholarship award opportunities for higher education.
Hester receives Award of Excellence
Texas 4-H Youth and Development 2014 Salute to Excellence Honoree is Kathy Hester of Orange County. Mrs. Hester has been a part of 4-H for over 30 years. She is the club manager for the Mighty Pirates 4-H in Vidor.
Dance conference to be held July 19
Mt. Olive Baptist Church and M.B.S. Dance Company presents the “Something To Dance About” Dance Conference.
VHS Interact Club installs new officers
The Vidor High School Interact officers for the 2014-2015 school year are, from second at left to right: President Taylor Frazier, Vice President Tiffany Charleston, Secretary Madison Marino and Treasurer Mallory Gray. They are pictured with Rotary Assistant District Governor Bobby Simon of Nederland. Interact is a Rotary affiliate.
Vidor Rotary installs new officers
Vidor Rotary Club officers for the 2014-2015 year, pictured with Assistant Governor Bobby Simon, are left to right, President Darrellyn Ford, Secretary Gayle Nagai, and Treasurer Johnnie Brown.
Business of the Month
The Bridge City Chamber of Commerce recognized Reliable Dry Cleaners as its Business of the Month during its Monthly Networking Coffee held at the Bridge City Library earlier this month.
Literacy Promotion Month
Vidor Rotarians Gayle Nagai, at left, and Leslie Williamson love literacy. Here they are joining in Rotary International's Literacy Promotion Month, June.
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