Veteran benefits topic for ex-POWs
Al Lege, state deputy assistant secretary of benefits, spoke to the Red Stick Chapter of the American Ex-Prisoners of War on Oct. 2 at Hollywood Casino.
Lege explained how to qualify for benefits through the Department of Veterans Affairs. He answered questions about benefits available to veterans concerning free or reduced-cost health care, mortgage assistance and payments for service-connected disabilities.
It was announced that Ed Capron will be honored at the LSU Salutes program on Nov. 10.
Veterans who were prisoners of war are invited to attend the meeting at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6, at Hollywood Casino.
Locally grown bulbs topic for ‘Reflections’
Al O‘Brien, owner of Pecan Knoll Bulbs, spoke on Oct. 1 to the Burden Horticulture Society’s “Reflections in the Garden.”
O’Brien said that locally grown bulbs are naturalized and will continue to bloom year after year. Most bulbs grown out of the area will bloom one or two years and a few will naturalize and continuing blooming afterward. Pecan Knoll Bulbs only sells bulbs wholesale. Most of its bulbs are sold to Old House Gardens.
“Reflections in the Garden” is a monthly lunch-and-learn program about horticulture and gardening sponsored by the BHS. Wanda Chase assisted Sherry Eubanks, BHS program chairwoman, with arranging the 2012 programs. Neil Odenwald, professor emeritus and former director of the LSU School of Landscape Architecture, will speak about heirloom plants at noon Monday, Nov. 5, at the LSU AgCenter Burden Conference Center, 4560 Essen Lane. For more information, access http://www.burdenhorticulturesociety.com.
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