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Saturday football double header to benefit Vidor kids

By Randall Luker

Help bring a smile to a child’s face while supporting Vidor’s own semi-pro football team Saturday as the Golden Triangle Seminoles host the Toys for Tots Winter Classic at the Vidor Junior High Stadium December 16. All proceeds will benefit Vidor school children who may not otherwise receive a gift this holiday season.

The excitement kicks off at 3 p.m. with the Houston Shuttle taking on the Louisiana Bayou Hurricanes and at 7 p.m., the Texas Red Raiders will challenge the GT Seminoles.

 

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Next Tuesday is Hospital District Election Day

Voter Precinct locations listed here

Whether or not the registered voters agree with petitioners that our county needs a hospital district will be decided next week on Tuesday December 19th, 2017. On that day voters of Orange County will decide to either vote for or against the creation of the Orange County Hospital District and the levy of annual property taxes for hospital purposes at a rate not to exceed $0.18 cents on each $100 valuation of all taxable property in the district.

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Story Time

The Vidor Public Library held story time on Thursday, December 07, 2017. Program Coordinator Megan Ridlespurge read “Snowmen at Night” by Caralyn Buehner to the audience. A delightful wintertime tale offers amusing details about the secret life of snowmen and where they go at night. The children made snowmen paper plates for the craft.

 

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Friday brought a snowy surprise to Vidor

The bronze sculpture “Gratitude” by Colorado artist and sculptor Scott Steerman, is the centerpiece of the Vidor Lions Club Veterans Park and it was covered with an inch or more of snow on Friday morning.

 

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Lady Pirates claim Silver Bracket title at Orangefield tourney

The Lady Pirates basketball varsity team won the silver bracket championship of the Bill Tennison Orangefield Memorial Tournament.

In tournament play, the Lady Pirates had losses to West Orange Stark 35–32 and Hardin Jefferson 78-36, beat PNG’s JV 55-18, lost to Evadale 48-45, beat Nederland 24 - 17 and finished by beating West Orange Stark 45-33.

 

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Seminoles player spotlight – Ashland Wilson

By Randall Luker

Linebacker Ashland Wilson is a 2011 graduate of Port Arthur Memorial High School and defensive standout for the GT Seminoles, Vidor’s semi-pro football team. Following his high school career, Wilson said he had several Division 1 college offers, even a scholarship, but he says he made some bad life choices and eventually went to college and played college ball in Tyler before money for school ran out.

He played for another semi-pro team but grew dissatisfied with the seeming lack of interest in the players. Having played against Scypion and the Seminoles, he had heard good things about how the players were more than players, how Scypion took a genuine interest in their welfare on and off the field and how he mentored the young men playing for him. A few conversations later, and Wilson was donning a Seminoles uniform and striking fear in opponents from his linebacker position.

 

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Robert Lester Smith

Robert Lester Smith, 69, of Mauriceville, TX died Tuesday, December 5th, 2017 at his home. He was a native of Houston, TX who enjoyed cooking, watching college football, and spending time with his family. Robert was known as being the life of the party and always had a story to tell. He is survived by his son; Shannon Smith and his wife Kim of Beaumont, TX, 2 grandsons; Zach and Max Smith, and lifelong partner; Vicki Smith. Robert was preceded in death by his parents; Lawrence McMellon and Jean Grace-Cox. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Cremation arrangements were entrusted to Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor.

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Helen Christine Jones Chandler

October 26th, 1918 - December 9th, 2017

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Clayton Ashworth

Funeral services for Clayton “Clay Boy” Paul Ashworth, 17, of DeRidder, will be held Friday, December 08, 2017, at 2:00 P.M. at the First Baptist Church in DeRidder, with Pastor Josh Eubanks and Rev. Dr. Ralph Beasley, Sr officiating. Burial will follow in Whitaker Cemetery, under the direction of Labby Memorial Funeral Home of DeRidder. Visitation will be held Thursday, December 7, 2017, from 5 P. M. until 8 P.M. in Labby Memorial Funeral Home in DeRidder, and from 12 P.M. until time of the service, 2 P.M., Friday, December 8, 2017, in First Baptist Church of DeRidder. Clayton was born September 13, 2000, in Fort Campbell, KY, to Jason Paul and Wendy Carol Beasley Ashworth. He passed away on December 2, 2017, from injuries received in an automobile accident. “Clay” was an energetic and spirited young man who loved life and the outdoors. It was his caring and compassionate demeanor that drew people to love him.

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Clarence James “CJ” Mayea

On December 9th, 2017 at 12:18 p.m. while surrounded by his loving wife and four daughters, CJ Mayea smiled one last time, then gently slipped into the arms of the angels. CJ was a 1957 graduate of Vidor High School, retired from the Pipe Fitters Local 195, and a long time resident of Buna, TX. Visitation was Monday, December 11, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. at Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor. Funeral services were held Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at Memorial Funeral Home with interment following at Restlawn Memorial Park. He is survived by his wife Dotty Mayea, daughters Diana McDaniel and her husband Lynn of Willis, TX, Christine Knight and her husband Kenney of Beaumont, TX, Jenell Williams and her husband James of Buna, TX and Sheri Kelly and her husband Rowdy also of Buna. He is also survived by 12 grandchildren, 29 great grandchildren, and 1 great-great grandchild, brothers Ronnie Mayea and his wife Lynn of Vidor and Danny Mayea and his wife Linda also of Vidor.

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