Vidor Little Dribblers will be conducting closing ceremonies for the Under12 and Under10 boys and girls this Saturday at 6pm at the Vidor High School Gym. Also at that time, we will have the great pleasure of honoring a wonderful man who has done a great deal of good for his community as the driving force behind and the lead co-founder of the Vidor Little Dribblers Program, Sidney Pillow.
Prior to 2012, there was no competitive youth basketball program in Vidor. Pillow recognized the need and began found a group of willing volunteers to help him get it started. It was his love of the game and the children of Vidor that led to the success of this undertaking.
The Stark Museum of Art worked with students at Vidor Elementary on creating a scene that depicts part of the state’s western culture. This mural will be added with murals from other schools in our area.
Oak Forest Elementary announce s thei r Pirate Pride award winners for the fir st semester. This is a new award given to only one boy and one girl out of each class based on excellent behavior and character.
Bridgett Hlavinka from TXDOT was the guest speaker at Vidor Rotary Club’s Monday meeting. The group meets at noon on Mondays at Capital One. Hlavinka told about the many safety programs offered by TXDOT.
Students in Mrs. Carol Post’s class at Oak Forest Elementary celebrated the presidents with a play. The students marched in to “Hail to the Chief” and then each got up and told about themselves as seven of our nations most famous presidents. Mrs. Beverly Sarver designed the costumes. Mrs. Lisa Arndt did the sound. The presidents performed by rapping the song “Mighty Mighty Presidents”. Parents and faculty were in attendance.
Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School art students recently participated in the Houston Livestock and Rodeo Art Contest and received several ribbons and a medal for their efforts.
According to LCM’s art teacher, Betsy Kaufman, at the HLSR each school district is judged by the divisions of elementary, intermediate, junior high/middle school and high school. Each student, from each district in their division, will receive the following, as per the judges: A trophy for the Best of Show Winner, a medal for the Gold Medal Winner, or ribbons for First, Second, and Third places.
The Vidor Lions Club has completed the addition of new names to the military service walls at the Veterans Park Field of Freedom. Almost 100 new names collected in 2015-2016 were engraved during December. There were additions to the Army, Marines, Navy and Air Force walls. The Lions Club is once again taking applications for the next group of names to be added to the walls. Over 50 names must be collected before the engraver will work on the walls.
The Vidor Public Library held Story Time on Thursday, February 2, 2017. Program Coordinator Megan Ridlespurge read “Mr. Goat’s Valentine” by Eve Bunting. After reading in the newspaper that it’s Valentine’s Day, Mr. Goat sets out in search of very special gifts for his first love. The children made a valentine card for the craft.