Celebrating the Mustangs

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WOS State Champ Coach ThompsonCelebrations for the WOS Mustangs State Championship begin Sunday, Jan. 10, 2016 with a parade and recognition at the Orange Riverfront Pavilion. They continue on Jan. 17 with a recognition service and luncheon at Mt. Olive Baptist Church at 106 W Park Ave., Orange, Texas.WOS State Champ shirt roster

Designs for Championship tee shirts have also been finalized and orders are being accepted through Jan. 22, 2016.

Sunday, staging for the parade will be at the RIverfront Pavilion at 1 p.m. with the parade at 2 p.m. following the Mardi Gras Parade route, finishing up back at the pavilion.

WOS Parade MapAfter the parade, there will be recognition of the team by area officials and performances by the West Orange Stark Fillies, cheerleaders and band. Continue reading Celebrating the Mustangs

OCP busy at mid-season

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Steel Magnolias begins next month in OrangeOrange Community Players has been the local venue for Orange thespians for 57 complete seasons. In the middle of Season 58, things are busy.

Rehearsals have started for Steel Magnolias, the third production of the season. The play has been well received at all theaters it has been presented at. The movie was also a house packer with Academy Award winners in the cast.

OCP is putting together a great cast that even after only the first few rehearsals already act together as if they have always been the friends they are portraying in the play. Continue reading OCP busy at mid-season

FYI: Service animals are not pets

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(Editors note: Due to a recent incident, we wanted to take a moment to help educate the public…we are a .info after all 😉 Thank you Mike.)

Occasionally you may see someone with a dog in a grocery store or a restaurant, or some other place you do not expect to see a dog. The person with the dog does not appear to be blind or have some other condition that you expect to see someone needing a dog to have. You may think that the dog has no place being where you see it, at the time. However, you are seeing someone with a Service Dog.

PTSD Service Dog
​A Service Dog trained to assist with PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome) The dog will calm his person when the PTSD effects him.

Service Dogs are not Guide Dogs, they are also not pets. They are working animals providing a needed service for someone with a disability. The disability may not be apparent. It may not be physical. It could be an emotional, psychological, or a medical condition like diabetes.

The Americans with Disabilities Act, or ADA, defines a service animal as “any guide dog, signal dog, or other animal individually trained to provide assistance to an individual with a disability.” Continue reading FYI: Service animals are not pets

Fun things and events in and around Orange County, Texas

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