Community Briefs for the Week of October 31st – November 7th 2018

Published 12:31 pm Thursday, November 1, 2018

Community Briefs


Hunter Education Safety Class

Texas Parks & Wildlife Hunter Education Enhanced Safety Course 4 hr. Field Part will be taught

Sunday, Nov 11 from 1 p.m. till 5 p.m. at Orangefield Ag Shop. You must complete the

FREE Hunter Ed On-Line Home Study computer sections, print completed tests and bring

them to class. Last class for this year. You must register on TPWD web site. Call Danny Odom

at 409-882-4298 for any questions.

This class is not for just hunters but, anyone who handles firearms can benefit from it.


OC Historical Society

The Orange County Historical Society will have its last program of the year at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 6 in the Orange Train Depot. David Frenzel, the City of Orange fire Chief, will give a slide presentation on the history of the Orange Fire Department. Light refreshments will be served. Admission is free and the public is invited.


Fall Fling at the Nazz

Lost and Found Student Ministries is hosting Fall Fling at the Nazz, an 18-hole Disc Golf Tournament at Orange First Church of the Nazarene, 3810 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in Orange. Check-in is from 8 a.m. – 9 a.m. with a Players Meeting at 9 a.m. Tee Off time is at 9:15 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018. The 18-Holes Double Tournament is open to all. Fees are $40 for Advanced Division and $20 for Novice Division. Fun for the whole family as there will be a bouncy house, a Kids Fun Zone, Corn Hole, games and concessions. To register, go online at


Bridge City/Orangefield Ministerial Alliance Food Drive

Thanksgiving is right around the corner and we are collecting food for our Thanksgiving baskets! Please see items needed below! Please drop off at our location 200 W Roundbunch Road in Bridge City on Monday and Wednesday from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Total Care is partnering up with us to make drop-offs easier for you!!!! Drop off time at Total Care is 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday

9 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday and 12 p.m.-5 p.m. on Sunday!

1650 Texas Ave Bridge City

God Bless you all! Let’s work together and feed the hungry!!!


  • RICE



Planting Asparagus, Composting, and Recycling Class

The Orange County Master Gardeners Assn. in conjunction with the Field of Plenty will be presenting a fall program on Saturday, November 10, 2018, at the Field of Plenty on Wickard St behind Orange Christian Services on planting asparagus, composting and recycling.  Dot Chauvin will present a slide presentation on her book “Asparagus Tips”.  The Master Gardeners will explain how to “Compost it-Don’t Bag It” and the Trashy Ladies will go over recycling in Orange County.  The cost is $20, which includes an autographed copy of Mrs. Chauvin’s book and 2 raffle chances for a composter.  Payment will be collected the day of the event at the Field of Plenty gate.  Please RSVP by going to and clicking on the registration tab.  Call the Extension office at 409-882-7010 if you have any questions.



Special Angels Rodeo Volunteers

Special Angels Rodeo will be at T2 Arena & Event Center located at 3810 Old Peveto Road in Orange. To volunteer, Get VOLUNTEER form:, FORMS TAB, VOLUNTEER

EACH  Volunteer must complete, sign and submit all packet pages.

For more information, email; or fill out our contact form:

Orange County Special Angels Rodeo

702 W Division Ave

Orange, Texas  77630

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Intro to Beekeeping class

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Office in conjunction with the Orange Apiary Committee is having an Intro to Beekeeping class on December 8, 2018, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Check-in will be at 8:30 a.m.  This is a free class and will cover the topics of Equipment, Personal Protective Gear, Honey & Hive Production, and Source for Bees.  Snacks will be provided.  This will be held at the Orange County Convention and Expo Center at 11475 FM 1442, Orange, TX.  Please RSVP by November 21, by calling the Extension Office at 409-882-7010.



Haunted School

Deweyville Project Safe Graduation 2019 is hosting Haunted School at 272 Spur Street in Deweyville from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Oct. 31. Entry fee is $5.



The Greater Orange Area Literacy Services (GOALS) is now offering Reading, English as a Second Language (ESL), and Graduate High School Education (GED) tutoring to all adults 16 and older at no cost.  Volunteer tutors are willing to meet once or twice a week at various locations.

Please telephone the GOALS office at 409-886-4311 and ask for Rhonda to register.  You may email the office of GOALS at


Hand Quilting Demonstration

Thrift and Gift Shop holds a free Hand Quilting demonstration from 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., every Tues. and Thurs. at 350 South 37th Street in Orange (located in the old Salk School). For more information call 409-886-7649.


Nehemiah’s Vision

We are gearing up for our Summer Volunteers!!! If you are in need of debris clean up please give us a SHOUT!! You can call our office at (409) 617-1038 or visit our website, click the “GET HELP” tab, fill out the form and someone will contact you for more information! Please help us spread the word!!


Crisis Counseling Program

Southeast Texas Disaster Assistance and Crisis Response Services through Region 5 Education Service Center are offering assistance with identifying needs and resources as well as referrals for available disaster assistance resources and crisis counseling for those struggling in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. Call 409-951-1771 for more information.