Chronologically Gifted hear artist Norwood

Advocate illustrator and cartoonist David Norwood spoke to the Chronologically Gifted and Talented group on Sept. 17 at Broadmoor Presbyterian Church.

Norwood displayed a model he made of the floating dock of the USS Kidd, a concept he conceived. He lives in West Feliciana Parish, where he restored an antebellum home near the Tunica Trace. He has served on several historical and community boards in East Baton Rouge and West Feliciana parishes and won many honors, including Preservationist of the Year from the Preservation Alliance in 2005.

Emily Jane McCune chaired the luncheon.

Alpha Lambda hears New Roads novelist

Martha Manuel, New Roads author of “Murder on False River,” spoke about her novel to Alpha Lambda Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society of women educators on Sept. 18 at Not Your Mama’s restaurant in Livonia.

Past President Fran Major received a gift from Brandi Chism for her leadership.

‘Oh Girl, Cut it Out!’ workshop held at LSU

Outstanding Mature Girlz and the AIDS Healthcare Foundation held the inaugural “Oh Girl, Cut it Out!” Campaign for Health workshop on Sept. 19 at the LSU African American Cultural Center.

Nicolette Gordon was mistress of ceremony. Sashika Baunchand, campaign founder, spoke on living a balanced life, spiritually, mentally and physically. Dr. Leah S. Cullins spoke about HIV/AIDS. Denise Rankins shared experiences as a business woman. Katie Guy spoke about customer service. Waletta Augustus, a 35-year-old widow, spoke about the grace and mercy of God. Sarah Holliday-James, breast cancer survivor, spoke about the importance of relationships.

World War II letters topic for BRGHS event

Margaret Tyler spoke about her parents’ letters to each other during World War II to the Baton Rouge Genealogical and Historical Society on Sept. 20. She displayed war-era photos in Baton Rouge and hometown news of the period.

Stella Tanoos, a historian and researcher, will speak about historic Louisiana cattle drives at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, at the Bluebonnet Library, 9200 Bluebonnet Blvd. The public is invited. Contact Mary McKeough, (225) 924-8921.

LSU counselor receives national recognition

Ashley Granger, academic counselor for LSU University College’s Center for Freshman Year, is a recipient of the 2014 National Academic Advising Association Outstanding New Advising Award Primary Advising Role Certificate of Merit.

Granger will be presented this award in October.

Perkins-Howard gets teaching scholarship

Brandy Perkins-Howard, of Baton Rouge, has received a $3,000 ACS-Hach Second Career Teacher Scholarship from the American Chemical Society.

The scholarship is awarded to career chemists who want to become teachers. This scholarship will cover costs of pursuing a master’s degree in education or teacher certification.

Boy Scout Troop 27 sets Oct. 12 reunion

Boy Scout Troop 27 will hold a reunion from 12:30-2:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 12, at Bethel United Methodist Church, 17022 Liberty Road, Pride. Call Raymond C. Bourgeois Sr., (225) 658-4695.

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