Community column for Aug. 29, 2014

Neighborhood Watch topic for FGBRCA event

East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Capt. Randy Aguillard spoke about the Neighborhood Watch Program to the Federation of Greater Baton Rouge Civic Associations on Aug. 14. The federation represents area homeowners associations.

Aguillard said both the sheriff’s office and Baton Rouge Police Department have an outreach program for subdivisions. He advised residents to look for suspicious movements and problems in their subdivisions. Reports can be made anonymously.

FGBRCA Vice President Cliff Grout spoke about ordinances covering business signs in residential areas. Restrictions include no electric, illuminated, rotating or moving signs; signs must be 10 feet from the property line and farther on corner lots; and only one sign no more than 2 square feet can be on the wall, window or monument.

The federation meets the second Thursday of each month at the BREC Tennis Center, 7505 Independence Blvd. The next meeting will be Sept. 11. Contact President Nancy Curry, (225) 925-1674.

Hurst KC Chapter honors Bajons, Roberts

Calvin and Teenie Bajon were named the July Family of the Month by Father Maynard Hurst Knights of Columbus Council 9016 and Billy Roberts was named as the Knight of the Month on Aug. 14.

Roberts was honored for exemplifying KC principles of charity, fraternity, unity and patriotism.

The Bajons engage in activities at St. Louis King of France Catholic Church. Teenie is a member of the Altar Society and the Catholic Daughters of the Americas, is recording secretary for the KC Ladies Auxiliary and, like Calvin, serves as an extraordinary minister of communion. Calvin is a member of the Ushers Society and is a KC trustee.

Women’s Council hears OLOL representatives

Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center Vice President of Operations Stephanie Manson and Director of Communications Nicole Terry spoke to the Women’s Council of Greater Baton Rouge’s monthly meeting Aug. 14 at First United Methodist Church.

Teresa Taylor, Women’s Week chairwoman, gave an update on the activities for the Women’s Week Celebration Sept. 19-28. Maureen Corcoran led an ambassador training session for Women’s Week volunteers.

Perique tobacco topic for Historical Society

Craig Roussel, an agent at the LSU AgCenter in Ascension and St. James parishes, spoke about perique tobacco grown almost exclusively in St. James Parish on Aug. 16 to the Baton Rouge Genealogical and Historical Society.

Margaret Tyler will speak about World War II letters exchanged by her parents and old photos and hometown news of the period at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 20 at the Bluebonnet Branch Library, 9200 Bluebonnet Blvd. The program is free and open to the public. Call Mary McKeough, (225) 924-8921.

Emerge Center topic for Altrusa meeting

Lauren Michaud, communications and partnership manager for The Emerge Center, formerly the Baton Rouge Speech and Hearing Foundation, spoke to the Altrusa Club on Aug. 18 at Drusilla Seafood Restaurant.

Jan Holmes, Fundraising Committee chairwoman, collected gift cards that members had collected from area restaurants for the annual Restaurant Raffle in November.

Diane Bezdek gave program and foundation reports. Also giving reports were Amy Drago, Carol Davis, Cherryl Alford, Jan Holmes, Gerry Malone and Mary Eleanor Cole.

For information on Altrusa and the Restaurant Raffle, contact Marti Didier, (225) 939-0460.

Wise graduates from Air Force basic training

Air Force Airman 1st Class David A. Wise graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. He is the son of Venus L. Wise, of The Colony, Texas, and David V. Wise, of Baton Rouge, and is a 2009 graduate of Hebron High School, Carrollton, Texas.

Scott-Sullivan receives doctorate from Walden

Stephanie Scott-Sullivan received a doctorate in education from Walden University in on July 12 National Harbor, Maryland. She is the daughter of Clarence Scott, of Woodville, Mississippi, and Annie Bell McFarland, of Baton Rouge, and the wife of the Rev. Otis B. Sullivan, of Woodville.

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Compiled by Advocate staff writer George Morris. The “Community” column runs every Tuesday and Friday in The Advocate. Items should be submitted to “Community,” Advocate eatplaylive section, P.O. Box 588, Baton Rouge, LA 70821, or emailed to people@theadvocate.com. Events should be submitted in a timely fashion. By submitting photos to The Advocate, you agree that they can be published in any of The Advocate’s print or digital publications.