WALKER COMMISSIONED PILOT: Capt. Matthew Walker, of Baton Rouge, was commissioned a New Orleans-Baton Rouge Steamship Pilot by Gov. Bobby Jindal on Jan. 16.

Walker received a bachelor of science degree in marine transportation in 2010 from Texas A&M University, where he served in leadership roles in the U.S. Maritime Service Corps of Cadets.

He is the son of Lyle and Tina Walker, of Baton Rouge; grandson of Capt. W.O. and Shirley Watson Jr., of Baton Rouge, and Jimmye Walker, of Jackson, Miss.; and is a graduate of Parkview Baptist School.


ROUGON HIGH SCHOOL: A reunion for former Rougon High School students will be held April 13 in Pointe Coupee Parish. Contact Billie Militello, (225) 270-0093.

BROADMOOR HIGH SCHOOL: The Class of 1963 will hold its 50-year reunion on May 18. For information, email

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