On the Southside for June 19, 2014 _lowres

J. Dixon

St. George firefighter Jonathan Dixon has been recognized by Firehouse Magazine for his off-duty rescue of Stacie Massey, who was involved in a fiery motor vehicle accident on Magnolia Bridge Road in Denham Springs on Jan. 2, 2013.

The magazine’s June issue features an article that honors recipients of the 2013 Heroism Awards.

His actions were recognized as one of the 10 most noteworthy acts of heroism in the country by a panel of fire service professionals for the magazine.

Dixon was one of three first responders involved in Massey’s rescue presented with the keys to the city of Central last year.

Dixon, State Police Trooper Chase Huval and Baton Rouge Police Cpl. Pat Wennemann also helped in the rescue.

Massey lost consciousness while driving and crashed her car under an 18-wheeler on Magnolia Bridge Road.

Dixon was off-duty, and the other two men just happened to be in the area at the time of the crash.

Dixon and Huval are Central residents.

Dog park closed for tourney

BREC’s Dog Park at the Burbank Soccer Complex will be closed Friday through Sunday for the regional soccer tournament being held at the Burbank Complex, 12400 Burbank Drive.

The park will reopen June 23. For more information, call (225) 272-9200, visit brec.org/dogparks.

Star watching

Interested in doing a little sky-watching?

The Highland Road Park Observatory offers several option for viewing the night sky.

Two nights each week, a professional-grade telescope at the observatory is unlocked to showcase the Baton Rouge sky, weather permitting. Stop by from 8:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Fridays and from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturdays.

To learn more about astronomy, attend a free lecture at 7:30 p.m. each Friday. For youths 14 and older.

Call (225) 768-9948.

Contact Darlene Denstorff by phone, (225) 336-6952 or (225) 603-1998; or email, southside@theadvocate.com. or ddenstorff@ theadvocate.com. Deadline: noon Monday.