November 08, 2012
West Side Women recognize officers
The West Side Women’s Club recognized new officers at its first meeting of the 2012-13 year on Sept. 20 at the West Baton Rouge Library: Sue Blanchard, president; Dawn Fontenot, first vice president; Lauren Davis, second vice president; Iris Comeaux, treasurer; Fannie Easterly, secretary; Lorry Trotter, reporter, and Helen Thibodeaux, parliamentarian.
Blanchard welcomed new members Alice LeBlanc, Doreen Mayeux, Joy Hobbins, Robyn Cedotal and Diane Hawkins. She welcomed back Louise Latino.
Blanchard and programs chairwoman Dawn Fontenot went over the 2012-13 program schedule.
Judicial candidates speak to GOP women
Six candidates spoke to the Republican Women of Baton Rouge on Sept. 26 at Drusilla Seafood Restaurant.
President Wanda Aizpurua introduced speakers Judge Suzan Ponder, candidate for City Court; Judge Toni Higginbotham, Judge Jeff Hughes, Judge Duke Welch and Judge Bill Morvant, all candidates for Supreme Court. Also speaking was Alester Jones, candidate for city constable. Fundraiser chairwomen Emily Domingue and Linda Hull talked about the Oct. 3 “To vote or not to vote: Why is that the question?” fundraiser. Proceeds will go toward a scholarship for a female student majoring in political science, communications or related history studies at LSU or SU.
Family Bible topic for historical group
Jeffrey Boyd spoke about information he learned about his ancestors from a family Bible when the Edward Livingston Historical Association met on Sept. 20 at the Livingston Branch Library.
Boyd brought the Bible, which originally was a Christmas gift to his grandparents, Berkley B. Boyd and Goldie Cooper Boyd in 1950. Recorded in the Bible was his grandparents’ marriage date, their children and a partial list of attendees at the wake of his great-grandmother, Julie Ann Perry Cooper.
Clerk of Court Julian Dufreche, of Tangipahoa, spoke when the club met at Oct. 18, at the library. He discussed his restoration of the Lyon Lumber Co. steam engine and his preparation of a pictoral history of Ponchatoula. For information, call Florence Crowder, (225) 665-8179, or Carol Lamm, (225) 664-3990.
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