Stirling DAR celebrates Constitution Week

The Alexander Stirling Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution celebrated Constitution Week Sept. 16 at the West Feliciana Parish Library in St. Francisville. The library had a large display of books about the Constitution.

Attorney Sydney Picou Walker, of St. Francisville, gave interesting facts about the Constitution.

Samantha Bickham Perritt was named to represent the chapter as its outstanding junior. Regent Lauren Pourciau is a candidate for state second vice regent.

Livingston Historical hears museum curator

Rebecca Saunders, associate curator with LSU’s Natural Science Museum, spoke about the past 20,000 years to the Edward Livingston Historical Association Sept. 17 at the Livingston Library.

In the earliest part of this period, sea levels were lower and the Louisiana coast was 70 miles south. Flint was used to make tools. Poverty Point in North Louisiana was developed 3,500 years ago. The Monte Sano mounds north of Baton Rouge were begun about 7,000 years ago, and the mounds at LSU were developed 5,000 years ago.

Kenny Kleinpeter will discuss his work locating unmarked graves at old cemeteries when the association meets Oct. 15 at the library. Janice Williams is looking for a photo of the Albany-Springfield school that was on La. 43. Email her at janice Florence Crowder is looking for photos of various locations of Denham Springs High School. Email her at

Small Farmer Institute sees 19 graduations

Nineteen students from Louisiana, Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Texas were honored during a Sept. 18 graduation ceremony for completing their two-year course of study in the Southern University Ag Center’s Small Farmer Agricultural Leadership Institute.

U.S. Department of Agriculture Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights Joe Leonard was keynote speaker.

L. Washington Lyons, executive administrator of the Association of Executive Administrators, presided. SU Ag Center Interim Chancellor Adell Brown Jr. provided a welcome and opening remarks, and Vice Chancellor for Extension Gina E. Eubanks gave closing remarks.

Pen Women celebrate officer’s 100th birthday

The Southeast Louisiana Branch of the National League of American Pen Women celebrated past president Claire Rohrbough’s 100th birthday Oct. 1 at the home of Becky Rohrbough.

Baton Rouge members Milam Brassett, Monica Bishara, Judi Betts and Kathy Miller joined other members from the region for the event, including President Charlene Swift, Gloria Ross, Jane Brown and Katie Wainwright. The National League of American Pen Women, founded in 1897, promotes development of the creative talents of professional women in the arts.

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