Civic associations hear attorney Baumgartner

Attorney Wade Baumgartner spoke about the importance of the covenants and restrictions for homeowners associations to the Federation of Greater Baton Rouge Civic Associations on Sept. 11. He said covenants and restrictions take precedence over the Louisiana Homeowners Act and HOA articles of incorporation and by-laws. If there are no covenants and restrictions, the language of the Homeowners Act governs.

The Federation meets the second Thursday of each month at the BREC Tennis Center at 7505 Independence Blvd. Single-family homeowner associations are invited. Contact President Nancy Curry at (225) 925-1674 to join or attend a meeting.

Jack and Jill has picnic at Greenwood Park

The Baton Rouge Chapter of Jack and Jill of America celebrated national Jack and Jill Day with a reunion picnic Sept. 14 at Greenwood Park in Baker. The chapter is celebrating its 50th year.

Chapter teens observed the memory of Carole Robertson with a candlelight ceremony and a commemorative balloon release.

She was an active member in the Southeastern Region.

During Jack and Jill Day, chapter members pledged to increase awareness of improving human rights, civil rights and racial harmony.

Blue Star Mothers topic for Women’s Council

Denise Amorosa, financial secretary for Blue Star Mothers, spoke on supporting members of the armed forces to the Women’s Council of Greater Baton Rouge on Sept. 11 at First United Methodist Church.

Women’s Week Chair Teresa Taylor and steering committee members gave final reports on Women’s Week activities for Sept. 19-28. After the meeting, Maureen Corcoran, ambassador chair, led a training session.

Young graduates from Army basic training

Army Pvt. Gariel A. Young has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, South Carolina.

Young is the daughter of April Young, of Baker, step-daughter of Deeangelo Green of Jackson, daughter-in-law of Jackie Houston, Baton Rouge, and is a 2012 graduate of Baker High School.

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