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January 5, 2012 • Daily News at


Happy New Year! 2011 / 2012 The Light at the End of the Thruway

Survive the Drive with Trinity Driving School & Central Speaks

Congratulations Graduates!

IBTS Signs 5 Year Deal

Trinity Driving School and Central Speaks are partnering to make the Central community a safer place this coming year. Whether you’re a new driver or someone with years of experience behind the wheel, you are invited to learn safe driving strategies at Survive the Drive, a 90-minute program featuring the top five causes of car crashes and how you can avoid them; the most effective defensive driving techniques; the truth about distracted driving and more. Survive the Drive is open to the community and free of charge. Central is affected by every tragic car crash. We hope you will join us in making Central a safer place to drive. Join us at Trinity Driving School for Survive the Drive Sunday, January 8, 2012 at 2pm at Trinity Driving School, 13421 Hooper Road, Suite 5. Please RSVP at 262SAFE to reserve your seat today!

You’re Invited to a reception honoring the

Cooking in Central: 30 More Years 2011 Lifetime Citizen Award Recipients


The 2011 Central Citizens of the Year

Wildcats Upset #1 Ranked St. Paul

Tuesday, January 10th, 2012 from 5-6 pm at Kristenwood Reception Hall Awards will be presented at 5:30 pm Refreshments will be served.

The Annual Krewe de Centrale’ Mardi Gras Ball, sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce, will be on February 4th at St. Alphonsus. Tickets are now on sale to the public through the Chamber office. Call 261-5818 to reserve your tickets.



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Thursday, January 5, 2012 • Print Edition

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12023 Sullivan Road City of Central, LA 70818

Local Airman Welcomed Home

Editor: Sales: News & Commentary: Beth Fussell Melissa Guilbeau Dave Freneaux Layout: Erin Gourley

You’re invited to hear the Centenary College Choir when they present “An American Homecoming” this Saturday, January 7 at 7:00 PM in the Blackwater United Methodist Church sanctuary.

2012 Occupational Licenses Due Submitted by the City of Central

All renewal notices for 2012 Occupational Licenses for all businesses, including home-based occupations, in the city of Central have been mailed to all businesses on record. Licenses not renewed after March 1, 2012 will be considered delinquent with interest and penalties to be accumulated. Any business whose physical address is located within the city of Central is required by law to pay an annual Occupational License, with only certain exceptions. If you have questions regarding your Occupational License,

please contact Mindy at 2625000 or visit the city’s website at and go to the Licenses & Permits page to download a form if you have a new business that is not yet registered. If you received a notice, but your business is no longer operating, please let Mindy know so that your business can be removed from the master list. Please allow up to three weeks for your new Occupational License certificate to be mailed to you. The law requires that all businesses post their Occupational License in a place visible for public viewing.

Submitted by Candace Stockstill

Sr. Airman Ryan Stockstill was welcomed home by family and friends on Dec. 27th after a 6 month deployment to Afghanistan. Ryan is the son of Central residents Steven Stockstill and wife Candace.

BLOOD DRIVE TODAY Health Care Options here in Central is hosting a blood drive today on the Lifeshare Bus at 6639 Sullivan Road from 1-4 PM. All donors will receive a limited edition “I Bleed Purple and Gold” t-shirt. Remember to bring your photo I.D., and come join Health Care Options to help save lives! Print Edition • Thursday, January 5, 2012


Civil War Raid Passed through Central Submitted by Rich Harrison

The popular pass time of "geocaching" consists of an individual hiding a container and giving the coordinates to seekers, who then use a GPS or phone app to locate it. Once located, they open the container and sign the log with the date it was found. There is a cache here in Central along the trail of a historic route of a Civil War cavalry raid called "Grierson's Raid." It was called by General U.S. Grant the most successful raid of the war, as it played a direct role in the success of the Vicksburg campaign. It tied up the majority of the Confederate calvary in Mississippi. It was also the only cavalry raid to carry a large cavalry force through 600 miles of hostile territory in the heart of the Confederacy.

Above: Benjamin H. Grierson from the Civil War Photograph Collection, Library of Congress

The raid started in LaGrange, Tennessee April 17, 1863 with 1700 horse troops and a battery of (6) 2 pound cannon. Their goal was to destroy the Southern Railroad's Meridian-Vicksburg line at Newton Station in Central Mississippi. This they did successfully with only a Mississippi map and a compass for navigation. Twice they crossed waist deep swamps. They were probably going in a straight line toward their destination, and they did return via other routes missing the swamps. After the destruction of the rail line and depot, Colonel Benjamin H. Grierson was to return to Union lines the best way he could. As Confederates were north of him, Grierson left Newton going southeast to misdirect followers. He actually planned to go to Port Gibson to help Grant with the Vicksburg campaign. At Union Church, his scouts determined the majority of the Confederate cavalry were west of Union Church, waiting to ambush Grierson's troops. Grierson then decided to go south to Baton Rouge, which was in Union hands. He completed his raid in 16 days, on May 2, 1863, in Baton Rouge with 5000 Confederate

troops all across the Mississippi River trying to capture him. Some were only 2 hours behind as he crossed the Comite River into Baton Rouge. Grierson lost 3 dead, 7 wounded, and 9 men reported as missing on the raid. The raiders killed and wounded over 100 Confederate soldiers, captured 500, most of whom were paroled. The raiders destroyed over 50 miles of railroad line, destroyed 3 depots, and captured 1000 horses and mules. At one point, they passed through the town of Raleigh. They gave chase to one man who grabbed his horse and galloped away. He was caught and found to be the Sheriff. His saddle bags were full of Confederate money - the county treasury. He was released and the funds retained, reported to later have been used to pay locals for food for the troops and their mounts. Day 16, May 2, 1863, was the last day of the raid. Dawn found the troopers still in their saddles riding toward the Comite River and safety. Many troopers fell asleep only to awaken when their mount stopped to rest or graze. The Comite's best fording place was guarded by one company of Confederates. Grierson decided a "sabers drawn" charge into the camp from both sides would be best to dislodge the defenders. This worked better than anticipated and resulted in 42 prisoners. Being the last day of the march, these were not paroled but joined the march as prisoners of war. They were now only 9 miles from the Federal picket line guarding Baton Rouge. For geocachers: this site is located at N 30 degrees, 331.960 W 091 degrees, 05.498. It is a large jar. More information can be found on at "Grierson's Raid - Comite River" (GC2W7PV). The trail will have various size and type caches at sites on the route covered by the raiders. For the history buff it will also include some diversionary trails used by the Raiders to misdirect those following them. The posting for each will highlight the historic nature of each site. For example, there is a cache at the town of Raleigh mentioned above, as well as one at the "lost town" of Westville. This will be a trail in process, so watch for new caches as they are placed. Some locations mentioned in the history are not on most maps and may or may not get caches. Interesting trivia; the John Wayne movie "Horse Soldiers" was loosely based on this raid. References used: "A Just and Righteous Cause: Benjamin H. Grierson's Civil War Memoir" and "Grierson's Raid" by Tom Lalicki.


Car Seat Check Event:

Saturday, January 28, 2012 10:00am until 2:00pm Central Fire Department, 11646 Sullivan Road, Central, LA Appointments and Drive-Ups are welcome! A Limited number of car seats will be reserved for those with no car seats and those that need replacement. 9 out of 10 car seats are not used correctly, make sure your child is riding safely! Call 225-261-2000 to set your appointment. Hosted by: Central Fire Department & Lexlee's Kids & Wal-Mart.

Girl Scouts Raise Money for Annual Giving Campaign

Back row (L to R) Madeline Mizell, Autumn Hamilton, Lauryn Martin, London Luquette, Gracelyn Champagne, Rose Fauver. Front row (L to R) Julie Stevens, Lauren Ackoury, Haley Shaw and Ava Ziegler Submitted by Central Girl Scouts

Local Girl Scout Troops in the City of Central participated in the Girl Scout's of America Annual Giving Campaign which raises money to support Girl Scouts of America. This year the local troops joined forces with Menchies Frozen Yogurt located in Central Square. During the week of November 21st – November 27th Menchies donated 20% of customer sales who presented with the approved flyer/coupon. On Thursday, November 24th girls representing the local troops visited Menchies to support their campaign and to say thanks. This effort along with other fundraising activities helped the local troops raise $378.00 earning them a free weekend camp. For more information on becoming a girl scout in the Central area please email

Girl Scouts Carol to Central Seniors

Submitted by Central Girl Scouts

On Saturday, December 17th local Girl Scout Troops in the City of Central set out to spread a little holiday cheer. Service Unit 104 went Christmas Caroling at the Senior Residences of Central located on Joor Rd. The girls along with several adult volunteers sang a variety of favorite Christmas songs. A good time was had by all.

Thursday, January 5, 2012 • Print Edition

ARTS & FUN 5 Print Edition • Thursday, January 5, 2012

CCT Headed to National Jr Theater Festival

CLASSIFIEDS NURSERY WORKER NEEDED: Part-time during service times, First Baptist Central, 9676 Sullivan Rd, BR. Call 2613722 or come in and fill out an application

Submitted by Allison Ravenscroft

Central Community Theatre in Greenwell Springs has been accepted to the invitationonly national Junior Theater Festival, happening January 13, 14 and 15 at the Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta, GA. The Junior Theater Festival is the world’s largest musical theatre festival dedicated to groups working with elementary and middle school students and is presented by New York’s iTheatrics and Atlanta’s Theater of the Stars and sponsored by Music Theatre International and Disney Musicals. The festival will bring together more than 3,000 students, teachers, and Broadway professionals to raise their voices in celebration of on-stage and backstage excellence in musical theatre. The 48 young performers representing Central Community Theatre (CCT) will present songs from Disney’s Beauty and the Beast JR. for adjudication at the festival. The group will perform the fulllength version of the musical for their community on March 15 and 16, 2012 at the Manship Theatre (100 Lafayette St., Baton Rouge, LA). Tickets are $15-$25. This production is special for the cast, not because they are performing it for festival judges but because they have dedicated it to the memory of Phillip Abington, a CCT student who was killed in a tragic accident this past September. Abington was a beloved, valued member of the Central Community Theatre family, and his sudden loss continues to be devastating. The students have worked tirelessly to make this production the best they can in tribute to his memory.

That sense of family and camaraderie is not unusual for CCT. The students support each other and spend time helping each other out. For example, when CCT’s Junior Elite class presented Madeline’s Christmas in December, the Disney’s Beauty and the Beast JR. cast volunteered their time to help out their younger comrades. They came to rehearsals, worked backstage, and encouraged the younger members of the CCT family to put their all into their performances. CCT students have attended the Junior Theater Festival in past years, to much success. At the 2010 Junior Theater Festival, CCT presented selections from Annie JR. and Disney’s High School Musical JR. At the 2011 festival students Addie Dean and Alex Burns took home a Freddie G Outstanding Student Direction and Choreography award, respectively. And CCT’s Junior Elite Group received a Freddie G Outstanding Achievement in Dance ensemble award for their presentation of Disney’s Alice in Wonderland JR. Furthermore, four CCT students were selected to perform in instructional DVDs for Music Theatre International. Chaislyn King, Zachary Lejeune, Ashton Denham, and Parker Wilson were among 25 students from across the nation chosen to fly to New York to record instructional choreography DVDs for soon-to-be-released Music Theatre International titles Doctor Doolittle JR., Finian's Rainbow JR., Disney's Winnie the Pooh KIDS and Disney's The Little Mermaid JR.

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Large beveled mirror with maroon colored snake imprint trim for sale. $65. 225-454-3953.

Contemporary black oval coffee table for sale. Like-new. $85. 225-454-3953

Man’s plastic raincoat - new. Size 46 R - $5 261-2972

Man’s long all-weather coat with zip-out lining. Like new! Tan, size 40 R - $20 261-2972

Elegant wedding gown with veil, train, shoes, garter, 2 flower baskets, size 6-8, $100 261-2972

Commercial size block and tackle, $50 261-2972

For Sale: Piano, excellent condition, tuned, appraised $1,000, will sell for $800. Call 225-721-3577, please leave message.

AKC Siberian Husky Puppies 4 wks. old. Blue eyes. 4 males available 225-278-5455

To place a classified ad, email Paid classifieds are $10 per week for three lines, plus $3 per extra line. Professional services and real estate will go in the paid classifieds. Free classifieds must be three lines or less- items for sale, garage sales, free items, etc.

The Pelican Woodcarvers Guild, a local group of wood carvers, will be exhibiting during January 2012 at the Greenwell Springs Library. This group has members with skills that range from novice to world class. The exhibit displays a wide range of art/craft creations using both power and hand tools.

Video Game Review: Professor Layton and the Unwound Future By middle school student Angel Couvillion

Professor Layton and the Unwound Future is the third game in the Professor Layton Series trilogy. In this game Professor Layton, Luke Triton, Flora, and inspector Chelmey will go to the future, via time machine, and help future Luke stop future Layton from destroying London. Professor Layton’s girlfriend and the truth behind Don Paolo’s past are in the game also. This game is better than the games that were previously released and most fans will agree. Unwound Future has magnificent graphics and wonderful plotlines. One of the best plotlines is about Professor Layton’s girlfriend's sudden death, which is linked to the actions of both of Unwound Future’s villains. The cut scenes are realistic and funny. This game has complex puzzles that will try to trick or confuse the player’s mind. In this game, two other characters beside Layton and Luke can solve puzzles. There are hours of fun during and after the game, and after the game is finished there are extra puzzles, mini games, and other fun things to enjoy. Unwound Future is loved and enjoyed by all ages, especially teenagers. Tomohito Nishiura and Ann Sally did a great job of making spectacular music that fits the game. The game gets a 9 and 8.5 out of 10.


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Central Speaks hits the streets and mailboxes Scale Down Information Session, 11:30 AM and 7 PM at Lane RMC Health Care Options Blood Drive, 1-4 PM on the LifeShare Bus at 6639 Sullivan Rd Tight Knit Group, 4:00 at Central Branch Library Children’s Knitting Group, 5 PM at Central Branch Library Sid Edwards Show, 5-6 PM at Fox’s Pizza & on 1550 AM or on Central Now App


Paint-In, 9:30 AM at Magnolia Methodist CHS Boys’ Soccer v. Live Oak, 6 PM at Live Oak CHS Girls’ Basketball v. Sacred Heart-Grand Couteau



Sewing/Quilting Group, 10-11 AM at Magnolia Methodist CHS Boys’ Basketball v. Walker, 5 PM, 6 PM, 7 PM at CHS CHS Girls’ Basketball v. Zachary, 5:30 at Zachary


AARP Drivers’s Safety Course, 8:30-1:30 at Lane RMC This classroom refresher course for drivers age 50 and older will help you learn the effects of aging on driving and how to adjust and remain safe on today’s roads. Most auto insurance companies provide a multiyear dis count to course graduates. Class size is limited and registration is required. For more information, or to pre-register, call 654-LANE (654-5263).


Survive the Drive, 2 PM at Trinity Driving School LHSOA BR Softball Chapter Membership Meeting, 6 PM at Jefferson Highway Park


Central Speaks hits the streets and mailboxes Scale Down Information Session, 11:30 AM and 7 PM at Lane RMC Tight Knit Group, 4 PM at Central Branch Library Children’s Knitting Group, 5 PM at Central Branch Library Sid Edwards Show, 5-6 PM at Fox’s Pizza & on 1550 AM or on Central Now App Dow Louisiana Federal Credit Union Ribbon Cutting, 5:30-7:30 PM


FRIDAY 1/20:

Centenary College Choir Performance, 7-8 PM at Blackwater UMC

CCSS School Board meeting, 6 PM at Kristenwood Art League of Central Monthly Meeting, 6 PM at Central Library CHS Boys’ Basketball v. West Feliciana, 6 PM, 7 PM at CHS Pickleball, 6-9 PM at Lovett Road Park


Sewing/Quilting Group, 10-11 AM at Magnolia Methodist Relay for Life Organizational Meeting, 12 noon Citizens of the Year Reception, 5 PM at Kristenwood City Council Meeting, 6 PM at Kristenwood Diabetes Support Group: Foot Care in Diabetes, 6-7:30 PM at Lane RMC When you have diabetes, proper foot care is very important. People with diabetes are more vulnerable to foot problems. Poor foot care with diabe tes can lead to serious health problems. Dr. Japera Levine, of the Foot and Ankle Institute in Zachary, will speak on foot care in diabetes. We welcome all who have Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes including family, friends and any others in a supporting role. For more information, contact Sherri Brady at (225)658-4583.


Chamber of Commerce Monthly Meeting, 11 AM at Kristenwood CHS Boys’ Soccer v. Denham Springs, 6 PM at Denham Springs


Central Speaks hits the streets and mailboxes Scale Down Information Session, 11:30 AM and 7 PM at Lane RMC Tight Knit Group, 4 PM at Central Branch Library Children’s Knitting Group, 5 PM at Central Branch Library Sid Edwards Show, 5-6 PM at Fox’s Pizza & on 1550 AM or on Central Now App Central Chamber Awards and Installation Banquet, 6 PM at Kristenwood DECA Belles et Beaux Pageant, 7 PM in the new CHS Theatre

FRIDAY 1/13:

Paint-In, 9:30 AM at Magnolia Methodist CHS Boys’ Soccer v. Zachary, 6 PM at Zachary CHS Boys’ Basketball v. Zachary, 5 PM, 6 PM, 7 PM at CHS


Women Veterans of LA Meeting, 11:30 AM at Picadilly Cafeteria on Sherwood

SUNDAY 1/15: MONDAY 1/16:

Pickleball, 6-9 PM at Lovett Road Park

Paint-In, 9:30 AM at Magnolia Methodist CHS Boys’ Soccer v. Walker, 6 PM at CHS CHS Boys’ Basketball v. Denham Springs, 5 PM, 6 PM, 7 PM at Denham CHS Girls’ Basketball v. Walker, 5:30 PM at CHS

SATURDAY 1/21: SUNDAY 1/22: MONDAY 1/23:

CCSS School Board Meeting, 6 PM at Kristenwood


“Do you have selective hearing?” Free Lunch and Learn Session, 12-1PM at Lane RMC Join licensed audiologist Dr. J.J. Martinez for an educational seminar on recognizing and overcoming hearing loss. Selective Hearing provides hearing evaluations, custom assistive listening devices, auditory brainstem response testing, evaluation and treatment of vertigo, auditory processing disorder evaluations and the latest in Bluetooth technology. Space is lim ited and reservations are required. Reserve your seat today!! Call 1-877358-6130 or 225-243-6129. CHS Boys’ Basketball v. Scotlandville, 5 PM, 6 PM, 7 PM at Scotlandville CHS Girls’ Basketball v. Denham Springs, 5:30 PM at CHS


CHS Boys’ Soccer v. Live Oak, 6 PM at CHS


Scale Down Information Session, 11:30 AM and 7 PM at Lane RMC Village at Magnolia Square Ribbon Cutting Ceremony/After Hours

REBEL YELL PAGE 1 7 Print Edition • Thursday, January 5, 2012

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Celebrating 44 Years

The official newspaper of Central Private School, Inc.

January 2012

5K Rebel Run Saturday

Come be a part of this new tradition, an organized 5K right here in the Central Community! Above is a map of the designated route. Pre-race registration begins at 7 a.m.

Happy New Year to All! The members of the Central Private Parents’ Club hope that everyone had a wonderful Christmas. If you are like most, a new year usually brings on New Year’s Resolutions to begin a more healthy lifestyle. Well, we are here to help you get started by inviting you to joining us at the 2nd Annual 5K Rebel Run scheduled for Saturday, January 7, 2012 at 8:00 a.m. What a wonderful way to begin a new year – participating in a 5K! This new tradition was great fun last year with over 100 participants, and we are expecting returning runners/walkers as well as new participants as we “jump-start” a new year. There is still time to register by calling the school office at 261-3341 or by contacting Ms. Jill Coon at jcoon@ Registration fee is $25, and all ages are welcome. *All proceeds of this even benefit Central Private Educational Programs. See you there! Pam Leavines CPPC President

Congratulations, Brennan! The CPS Family would like to congratulate senior Brennan West for being selected for the MAIS AllStar Team. Brennan played in the annual All-Star game on December 2, 2011, at Mississippi College.


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From the Headmaster... As we enter a new year, I would like to share with you some words of wisdom from Jill Rigby Garner, author of Manners of the Heart, whose helpful hints are appropriate for students entering a new semester and particularly helpful for students who struggle with ADD/ADHD. In her Parenting 101 presentation “ABC’s of Getting Your Kids Organized,” Mrs. Garner outlines the following: A – Arrange a time and space Set a specific time daily that your child is to work on his/her assignments and designate a specific space in which the work is to take place. Establishing a routine is very important in making sure that a child stays organized. Each child needs to have a space and time. B – Buckle down The established space should not hold any distractions for the child during the daily work time—no computer, no TV, no music, no cell phone, etc. The child must be completely “unplugged” during the work time. The child is not allowed to get up five times, go do something else,

or any other activity that interferes with staying on task. Nothing should be allowed that would distract the child from “buckling down.” C – Complete the task The child MUST complete the task! Doing half the assignment and thinking “that’s good enough” is not acceptable. Work is to be carried through to completion. Especially for ADD/ADHD students, the routine of finishing what is started is very important and over time will be helpful in maintaining focus. Completion comes when the assignments are done and immediately put into the backpack for the next day. The child should not wait until the next morning and scramble around retrieving work; completed work goes from work space to backpack at the time of completion. As busy as all our lives are, following these simple steps could bring focus and order to the new semester, making life easier for everyone in the family! — Ellen S. Frazier

Central Private School, Inc., admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other schooladministered programs.

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Teacher Inservice (no students) Students Return to School 1st Semester Grades Issued JV/V Boys & Girls Basketball vs. Bowling Green (home) Soccer @ Columbia 2nd Annual 5K Rebel Run (on-site registration) 2nd Annual 5K Rebel Run (race start time) JV/V Boys & Girls Basketball @ Brookhaven Early Dismissal Athletic Club Meeting NO SCHOOL JV/V Boys & Girls Basketball (5 games) @ Brookhaven Parents’ Club Meeting (Ele. Library) $1 Dress Day Soccer vs. ACCS (home) JV/V Boys & Girls Basketball @ Oak Forest Soccer vs. Oak Forest (home) JV/V Boys & Girls Basketball @ Silliman “We the People” District Competition (12th grade Civics) JV/V Boys Basketball @ Chamberlain-Hunt MLK/Human Relations Holiday - No School JV/V Boys & Girls Basketball vs. Brookhaven (home) JV/V Boys & Girls Basketball @ Bowling Green JV/V Boys & Girls Basketball (5 games) v Centreville (home) $1 Dress Day 2nd Grade Field Trip “We the People” State Competition (12th grade Civics) JV/V Boys & Girls Basketball vs. Oak Forest (home) Soccer vs. Lauren Christian (home) JV Boys & Girls Basketball District Tournament @ Silliman

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5th Graders Celebrate Jesus’ Birthday

REBEL YELL PAGE 3 9 Print Edition • Thursday, January 5, 2012

The staff of the Central Private yearbook, the Confederation, would like to thank the following businesses and individuals who have made very generous donations towards funding the this year’s book production:

Rebels, Lady Rebels Get Lifetime Opportunity, Play in Hornets’ Arena

Colonel Sponsors ($200+ donation) • Bank of Zachary - Central Branch • Brandon Rogillio - Rogillio Real Estate • Central Buffet • Central Stat Care • Drillco Cutting Tools • Henson Construction Co. • Keith’s Pro Paint • Lawanna Geren - Keller Williams Realty Redstick Plus in Zachary • North Point Family Health & Spa • PBC Industrial • Romero’s Food Mart • Mrs. Susan McWilliams

Red Sponsor ($125-$199 donation) • Baker Funeral Home • Chase Health Care • Central Private Parents’ Club • Ditzy Daisy • Expert Fire Protection • Kasey Dykes & Jimmy Dykes • Nursing PRN • People’s Bank • River City Building Maintenance • Smooch My Pooch • Sullivan Hardware

There is still time if you would like to see your name or your business listed in the May edition of the Rebel Yell. The May listing will include all donations greater than $75. If you would like to make a donation (minimum $25) to help with the production costs of the CPS Yearbook, please contact Ms. Alicia Fergerson at afergerson@ or by calling the school office at 261-3341. **You can also help us by sending in Box Tops 4 Education and/or Community Coffee UPC’s.

On Wed., Dec. 28, the members of the Rebel and Lady Rebel basketball teams had the opportunity to play against Covenant Christian Academy (Houma, LA) on the court of the New Orleans Hornets Arena. Additionally, members of the varsity and junior varsity cheer squads accompanied the teams to New Orleans. Students had the chance to stick around after their own game to watch the Hornets play the Boston Celtics. The Rebels, Lady Rebels, and the Hornets all brought home wins! (Photos provided by Jade Pierce, Jill Baggett, and Elizabeth Rea)

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Thursday, January 5, 2012 • Print Edition

Around Campus... Students enrolled in Ms. Jill Coon’s anatomy and physiology class spent 3 days autopsying fetal pigs. Students followed instructions that have the students thoroughly study all parts of the pig to determine what caused the pig’s death. “Our pig was stillborn,” said senior Paden Mouton. “[The project] helped us learn more about the internal organs and where they are anatomically.” “Our pig had an enlarged liver,” said senior Jill King. “Beforehand, I thought the process would make me sick, but I atcually enjoyed it. I could see exactly how all the essential parts of the pig’s anatomy fit together perfectly, just as God designed it.” (Photos by Luke Fryoux)

On Friday, December 9, available parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and family friends turned out to help the Pre-K students with their annual Christmas Crafts Day. Students traveled around the elementary gym to different stations completing various craft projects. Students created handprint t-shirts, hand print ornaments, and foam gingerbread houses. The teachers and students would like to thank all of the adults who volunteered their time and effort to make this even such a huge success. (Photos by Luke Fryoux) Sixth graders completed their study of volcanoes with the annual “Ring of Fire” Day on Monday, December 12. Students created their own volcanoes and invited the younger students to watch the eruptions. Students used a variety of chemical agents in their creations including Mentos and Diet Coke. (Photos by Nicole Dykes)


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Cole Kinchen and Thomas Kelly, along with other members of the Mrs. Debbie Landry’s English I class, wrote and performed their own news show “CPSN” on Thurs., Dec. 1, during class. (Photo by Luke Fryoux)

SPORTS 11 Print Edition • Thursday, January 5, 2012

2011 Wildcat Baseball Campers: Joshua Stevens John Nijoka Justin Nijoka Reed Hardin Gage Burkhalter Brodie Wilbert Grant Lesage Steven Hurston Brayden Pellerin

Shane Forbes Dylan Restivo Chandler Maggio Jeremiah Davis Nick Weaver Matt Paul Johnson Logan Ford Connor Moulin Corey Dietrich

Cole Turner Kyle Rogillio Coaches: Jack Whitehead Mike Forbes Colby Erwin Wyn Spencer Matt Bihm Cody Rogillio Drew Lasseigne Frankie Hebert Briggs Hinton Landon Thibodaux Dalton Wilson AC Lowrance Andrew Cangelosi Corban Barnes Nick Brister

January’s Central Sports Events 1/5: CPS Basketball vs Bowling Green - Home @ 4 PM 1/6: CHS Boys Soccer vs Live Oak - Away @ 6 PM 1/7: CPS Basketball vs Brookhaven - Away @ 3 PM 1/9: CHS Boys Basketball vs W. Feliciana - Home @ 6 & 7 PM 1/10: CPS Basketball vs Centreville - Away @ 3 PM CHS Girls Soccer vs Live Oak - Home @ 6 PM 1/11: CHS Boys Soccer vs Denham - Away @ 6 PM 1/12: CPS Basketball vs Oak Forest - Away @ 4 PM 1/13: CHS Boys Basketball vs Zachary - Home @ 5, 6, 7 PM CHS Girls Basketball vs Opponent TBA - Away @ 5:30 PM CPS Basketball vs Silliman - Away @ 4 PM CHS Boys Soccer vs Zachary - Away @ 6 PM CHS Girls Soccer vs Redemptorist - Home @ 6 PM 1/14: CPS Boys Basketball vs Chamberlain-Hunt - Away @ Time TBA 1/17: CHS Boys Basketball vs Walker - Home @ 5, 6, 7 PM CHS Girls Basketball vs Zachary - Away @ 5:30 PM CPS Basketball vs Brookhaven - Home @ 4 PM CHS Girls Soccer vs Walker - Away @ 6 PM 1/20: CHS Boys Basketball vs Denham - Away @ 5, 6, 7 PM CHS Girls Basketball vs Walker - Home @ 5:30 PM CHS Boys Soccer vs Walker - Home @ 6 PM CHS Girls Soccer vs Denham - Home @ 6 PM *Senior Night 1/23: CPS Basketball vs Bowling Green - Away @ 4 PM 1/24: CHS Boys Basketball vs Scotlandville - Away @ 5, 6, 7 PM CHS Girls Basketball vs Denham - Home @ 5:30 PM CHS Girls Soccer vs Zachary - Away @ 6 PM 1/25: CHS Boys Soccer vs Live Oak - Home @ 6 PM 1/27: CHS Boys Basketball vs Live Oak - Away @ 5, 6, 7 PM CHS Girls Basketball vs Scotlandville - Home @ 5:30 PM CPS Basketball vs Oak Forest - Home @ 4 PM CHS Boys Soccer vs Zachary - Home @ 6 PM CHS Girls Soccer vs Live Oak - Away @ 6 PM 1/31: CHS Boys Basketball vs Zachary - Away @ 5, 6, 7 PM CHS Girls Basketball vs Live Oak - Home @ 5:30 PM

Listen to CHS Basketball Live January 10th This week's CHS Boys’ Varsity Basketball game will be broadcast live via the internet and on the App "BSN". Go to on your computer and hear commentators Les Beuche and Mark Curtis call the game. Pregame at 6:30 with tipoff at 6:00. Jan 10th -W Feliciana @ Central Boys’ Varsity Stream 1 Jan 13th -Zachary @ Central Boys’ Varsity Stream 2

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Carissa Hill and Jordan DeWitt Wed in Mandeville Meagan Weeks and David Pugh to Wed February 18th Carissa Leanne Hill, of Central, and Jordan Eugene DeWitt, of Denham Springs, were married in a 1:00 P.M. ceremony December 17, 2011 at the Fleur de Lis Event Center in Mandeville. The Reverend Billy Minyard officiated. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Steven G. Hill, of Central. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Marvin R. Watt of New Springfield, Ohio and Mr. and Mrs. Dale Hill, of Baton Rouge. The bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. William P. Minyard, of Denham Springs, and Mr. and Mrs. Dennis E. DeWitt, of Pineville. He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Claude Mercer and Mr. and Mrs. Gene DeWitt, both of Rayville, and Mr. and Mrs. DeWitt Robinson of Winsboro. The bride was attended by her matron of honor, Kelli Hill. Bridesmaids were Rebecca Hill, Stephanie Hill, Jessica DeWitt, Maegan Struppeck, Shana Hamilton, and Erin Spangler. The flower girl was Emma Farris. The bridegroom was attended by his best man, Adam Walters. Groomsmen were Trent DeWitt, Timothy Grissom, Ryan Hill, Jesse MaGee, Kaleb Shows, Justin Spangler, and Daniel Warren. Ring Bearer was Kaeden Shows. A reception followed at the Fleur de Lis Event Center. Following a wedding trip to Gatlinburg and Nashville, the couple will reside in Denham Springs.

Brittany and Kevin Forbes Welcome Son Brantley Wayne

Brittany & Kevin Forbes of Pride, LA, are proud to announce the birth of their son, Brantley Wayne. Brantley was born at Woman’s Hospital on July 5, 2011, at 11:59 AM. He weighed eight pounds and was 19 ½ inches long. He was welcomed home by big brother, Cole. Proud grandparents are Brenda & Terry Childress and Bridget & Roy Forbes of Pride, LA.

Meagan Weeks and David Pugh will marry in a 5:30 pm ceremony on Saturday, February 18, 2012 at Community Bible Church in Baton Rouge, LA. The bride-elect is the daughter of Mark & Michelle Weeks of Baton Rouge. Meagan is a home school graduate and is attending LSU where she is majoring in English Education. Her fiancé is the son of Prentiss & Janese Pugh of Central. David is a graduate of Central High School and earned his Associated Degree at ITI Technical College majoring in Instrumentation. He is currently employed as an Instrument Tech at Noranda Alumina in Gramercy, LA

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Wesley and Ashley Naul Welcome Son Isaac Christ to the Family Ministries Helps Families in Nicaragua William Isaac Naul was born on Saturday, October 22,2011 at 8:51 AM at Woman's Hospital. He weighed 7 pounds 8 ounces and was 20.25 inches long. Proud parents are Wesley and Ashley (Watson) Naul of Walker. Grandparents are Brent and Lisa Watson of Denham Springs and Bernie and Gail Naul of Central. Great-grandparents are Norman and Anne Miller of Denham Springs, Amos and Betty Jean Watson of Denham Springs, and Sunshine Wise of Walker.

Former CHS Student Graduates from Police Academy Submitted by Jane Smiley

Scott Daniel Smiley, a 2002 Graduate from Central High School celebrated his Graduation from St. John’s River State College Police Academy, receiving his Certification for Law Enforcement on December 12, 2011 in Jacksonville, Florida. Scott has also received his Certifications in Corrections with the Marksmanship Award on June 21, 2011 and Introduction to the Baker Act which covers Individual Rights, Law Enforcement as well as Suicide Prevention from the University of South Florida. Scott will continue his studies starting in the spring at St. John’s River State College in Criminal Justice to further his education.

Submitted by the Michelli Family

Christ to the Family Ministries is pioneering a new work in Nicaragua. On the side of a mountain in beautiful Nicaragua sits a poor squatter’s village known as Los Chirinos. The children look like any other children of the world – beautiful, bright-eyed, full of life. There are differences, though. Many of them haven’t eaten in a day or two. Many of them are in rags. Some have no clothes at all. The families are tightly knit, with as many as 8-10 family members may live in one small hut. These rough dwellings are constructed of the crudest materials, having mostly thatched roofs and usually no more than supports and maybe one to two walls. There are no beds, no bathrooms, no refrigerators, no tvs, no phones, etc. Christ to the Family Ministries is the evangelistic ministry of the Michelli Family of Central. So, what is this local family ministry planning to do in this impoverished area? Their purpose is two-fold. First, share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with a people unfamiliar with Him. With no church and a faith mixed with old native superstition, these wonderful people need to hear the truth of Jesus Christ. Second, educate the children so they have the opportunity to have gainful employment. In the school, the children will have Bible, English, and Math classes daily. They will also be fed – every student, every day. Rice and beans will also be distributed to families weekly during the Michelli’s time there. Educating children takes time, so Christ to the Family plans to go to Nicaragua several times a year to invest in these children and their families. You can help! Please join Christ to the Family Ministries at the Central Branch Library on Saturday, February 4th, 2012, from 2-4 for a casual time of sharing the Lord’s work. There will be information on how to get your family, church or organization involved as well as testimonies, pictures, music and FUN for the whole family!!

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