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The Louisiana 4-H Corridor of Fame welcomed 24 new members to its ranks at a ceremony Oct. 9 at Camp Grant Walker in Pollock.

The 2020 and 2021 inductees have been simultaneously honored at this year’s party given that the pandemic pressured cancellation of previous year’s ceremony. The 2021 inductees and their parishes are Donald Aguillard, Lafayette Parish John Andrus, Vermilion Parish Charnel Bailey, Vernon Parish Trishan Charles, St. Charles Parish the late Russell Guarino, Lafayette Parish JoAnn Hullum, Ascension Parish Charlie Hymel, St. James Parish Paul Jackson, Calcasieu Parish Felix Landry Jr., St. James Parish Harry Regulations, West Baton Rouge Parish Cathy Mouton, Iberia Parish and Amie Skipper, Lincoln Parish.

The 2020 inductees are Linda Coates, Livingston Parish Cathy Falcon, Lafayette Parish Denise Hymel, St. James Parish Traci Simon, Vermilion Parish Melissa Echols, Lincoln Parish John Broussard, Natchitoches Parish Norris Grabert Jr., Iberia Parish Jerry Whatley, Calcasieu Parish Michelle Puissegur, Acadia Parish Patti Rodrigue, St. John Parish Camelia Soprano, St. Mary Parish and Brian Spillman, West Feliciana Parish.

Toby Lepley, LSU AgCenter associate vice president and 4-H method chief, claimed the perform and sacrifices of the 24 honorees add up to hundreds of years of company to Louisiana 4-H youth.

The Corridor of Fame has inducted 256 members considering that it started out in 2008.

Loupe inducted into National 4-H Hall of Fame

Denver T. Loupe, a previous LSU AgCenter vice chancellor who was a tireless advocate for Louisiana youth, has been posthumously inducted into the Countrywide 4-H Corridor of Fame.

Loupe was a single of 16 inductees who had been honored at a ceremony Oct. 14 in Washington, D.C. His daughter, Stephenie Teichman, accepted the award.

Loupe, who died in 2019 at 92, grew up on a sugar cane farm in Ascension Parish. He participated in the nearby 4-H club and, as a teenager, aided promote war bonds during Earth War II. He served in the U.S. Navy, attended LSU and worked as a superior faculty teacher prior to using a position an Extension agent in St. James Parish. Loupe later state-of-the-art to the position of statewide sugar cane professional. Right after earning added degrees, he was named plant science division leader.

From 1978 until eventually his retirement in 1993, Loupe was vice chancellor of the LSU AgCenter and director of the Louisiana Cooperative Extension Assistance, wherever he built 4-H a priority.

Among the Loupe’s accomplishments are helping create the Louisiana 4-H Basis guaranteeing there have been at the very least two 4-H agents in each individual Louisiana parish boosting funding for an array of applications for equally 4-H youth and agents spearheading renovations at Camp Grant Walker and performing with state education officials to make 4-H co-curricular.

Loupe was inducted into the Louisiana 4-H Corridor of Fame in 2010.

Just after retiring, Loupe and his spouse proven the Denver and Ferne Loupe Team Award, which the LSU AgCenter and College or university of Agriculture current per year to realize exceptional team general performance. The couple also funded a fellowship that supports extension agents who are performing on doctoral degrees.

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Symphony League hosts mom-daughter luncheon

The Baton Rouge Symphony League hosted a mom-daughter luncheon Oct. 10 at the Baton Rouge Country Club.

Chaired by Michelle Shaffer and Nicole Wester, the luncheon introduced the newest associates of the Les Jeunes Amies de la Symphonie, a provider firm of younger women of all ages who are sponsored by Baton Rouge Symphony League members.

During their four several years in superior faculty, the associates every dedicate an regular of 70 volunteer company hours benefiting the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra and the Louisiana Youth Orchestra. The team also encourages the league’s mission of fostering audio schooling as a result of numerous projects.

Philemon Thomas SAR hears Nungesser

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Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser spoke to the Gen. Philemon Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution on Sept. 23 at its yearly Constitutional Banquet at the Baton Rouge State Club.

Nungesser explained the Constitution should be defended from those who want to make sizeable adjustments to America. He also talked about the troubles Louisianans are going through combating COVID and the outcomes of Hurricane Ida.

Visitors included Zora Olsson, vice president general, Countrywide Modern society of DAR James Schneider, Louisiana SAR president Michael Dunlap, president, Louisiana Chapter of Kids of the American Revolution and Jackson Howard, countrywide oration awardee.

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PEO W hears Upbeat choir

The choir Upbeats sang a medley of people and patriotic tunes to PEO Chapter W Oct. 14 at Debbie Harris‘ residence.

Programs had been talked about for the fundraiser “Make It, Bake It, Consider It” sale which will be held on Thursday, Nov. 18, at the River Group Church in Prairieville. Doors will open up at 9 a.m. starting with a raffle. Tickets will be offered for a jambalaya luncheon well prepared by Roberto’s River Street Restaurant to be held at the end of the sale.

Lagniappe Women’s Club learns about VIPS

Jenola Duke and Judy Breathly, with Volunteers in Public Educational facilities, discussed their organization’s do the job in East Baton Rouge Parish when the GFWC Lagniappe Woman’s Club satisfied Oct. 18.

Customers turned in orders to the Hemophilia Foundation for their poinsettia sale. The club will have a fundraiser at Harb’s Oasis on Nov. 13 marketing baked things, wreaths and crafts.

Prizes ended up awarded to Cathie Ryan in the scholarship raffle and to Libby Fisackerly in the dress in-your-pin raffle.

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Women’s Council retains digital seminar

The Women’s Council of Greater Baton Rouge hosted a digital Women’s Weekend Sept. 24-26.

Above 20 persons registered to attend 23 particular person classes addressing women’s overall health and wellness, finance, business enterprise, adulting and self-care. Monica Michelle served as committee chair with committee members Tana Boudreaux, Lois Folse and De’Van Perrilloux. Ariel Dixon is WCGBR president.

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Shubert concert established for Oct. 28

Baritone Nickolas Fahrenkrug and pianist Eleonora Apostolidi will complete “Die Schöne Müllerin” by Franz Schubert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 28, at Initially United Methodist Church of Baton Rouge, 930 North Blvd.

The pair will existing the entire tune cycle — 20 songs dependent on poetry by Wilhelm Müller — composed by Schubert in 1823.