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Festival of Two Rivers This Weekend
The fourth annual St. Alphonsus Festival of Two Rivers is being held this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at St. Alphonsus on Greenwell Springs Road. The times are as follows: Friday: 5-11 PM Saturday: 11 AM-10 PM Sunday: 11 AM-5 PM The Festival of Two Rivers is the annual community event and fundraiser for both St. Alphonsus Church and St. Alphonsus School. The Festival offers food, kids’ activities, rides, live music, and the annual Central’s Got Talent talent show, which is still accepting entrants through this Friday. You can contact the church at 261-4650 for more information or to purchase passports for the festival.
Central Clean Up is this Saturday from 8-10 AM. Many local organizations and individual volunteers will meet at 7:30 AM in the Lancaster House parking lot to split into groups and clean up trash from the sides of Central’s major roadways. Come be a part of this community event, organized by Central Leadership for Tomorrow. Check it out on facebook by searching for Central Clean Up. You can RSVP on facebook, or simply show up Saturday morning at 7:30 in the parking lot at the corner of Hooper &Sullivan.
CPS Tennis Takes District
Pictured: Front (l-r): Kelly Nijoka, Julia Wicker, Alex Wicker, Lauren West; Back: Luke Fryoux, Brennan West, Mitch VanAsten, Rhett Seguin, Piers Carroll, Alex Overs, Austin Pierce Submitted by Central Private
In only its second year of existence, the Central Private School Boys’ Tennis Team recently won its first district tennis championship in school history. The District Tournament was held at Silliman Institute in Clinton, LA, on Friday, April 20. The District Champions and Runnersup will be advancing to MAIS South State on May 2nd at Brookhaven Academy (MS). Individual District Champions include: #
Eat Dinner at The Jambalaya Shoppe on Mondays to Support CCAF The Jambalaya Shoppe in Central is donating 15% of all proceeds during Monday night’s “From Me and My House” program to the CENTRAL COMMUNITY ASSISTANCE FOUNDATION (CCAF). “From Me and My House” is one of 5 weeknight shows that comprise THE CENTRAL STORY (Monday— Friday, 5:30pm—6:30pm on WPFC, 1550AM, Baton Rouge….Central Now App….and on the web at JonFineProductions.com). Monday night’s “From Me and My House” program is hosted by Steve Johnson and focuses on the 33 churches of Central. This program is broadcast every Monday night from the Jambalaya Shoppe in Central. CCAF exists to assist Central community students and their families with support and services to build, strengthen, and sustain community life. CCAF is a nonprofit organization created to solicit and receive funds/ resources for the purpose of assisting students and
their families who live in the City of Central or within the geographical area of the Central Community School System and are in transition due to economic hardship and/or crisis. CCAF spokesperson Ronnie Devall was elated. “I think this is a wonderful opportunity for us to generate much needed funding for CCAF. We appreciate The Jambalaya Shoppe’s generous offer and look forward to a lot of people coming out to The Jambalaya Shoppe on Monday nights, enjoying some great jambalaya and helping (CCAF)”. Devall is the former principal of Central HS. THE CENTRAL STORY producer Jon Fine was ecstatic, “We’re delighted to be involved with this promotion. CCAF is such a terrific, giving organization. To think that we can assist CCAF and also bring people out to a great sponsor, The Jambalaya Shoppe, makes it even better.” For more information on CCAF, please visit www.helpcentralstudents.com
1 Singles-Mitch Van Asten; #1 DoublesBrennan West and Rhett Seguin; #2 DoublesPiers Carroll and Austin Pierce; Mixed Doubles- Alex Overs and Lauren West; and District Runnerup #2 Singles – Luke Fryoux. The CPS Girls’ Tennis Team will have two spots in the South State Tournament: #1 Singles – Alex Wicker; #1 Doubles – Julia Wicker and Kelly Nijoka. The tennis team is coached by Henry Gantz
Central Cultural Foundation Established
Volunteers Needed to Preserve Central’s History & Promote the Arts With all of the new and exciting things going on in Central, some people may not be aware of the area’s rich and varied history spanning many generations. There are also multiple groups and individuals who are actively involved in all areas of the performing and visual arts. History and the arts are a vital component of the quality of life in any community; with this in mind, the Central Cultural Foundation has been established. The CCF is a non-profit foundation whose purpose is to promote and support historical preservation, artistic expression and appreciation, and the development of a cultural identity in the greater Central community. The foundation is inviting all of the existing history and arts groups (and interested individuals) to come together and work toward common goals which benefit each group and the Central Community as a whole. Two of the initial efforts of the foundation will be to establish an Arts Council with representatives from all area arts organizations, and to promote and expand the Central/ Greenwell Springs Area Historical Society. There are small informal groups and many community members who have a wealth of historical information which needs to be preserved and shared with the Central community. This is a major undertaking with unlimited potential, whose success will be determined by the volunteers who will make it happen. Whether your interest is History, Genealogy, Theater, Music, Dance or Fine Art, we encourage you to contact us and get involved – we need your input, especially in these formative stages. Even if you have no particular “area” of interest, but simply see this as a benefit to the Central Community and you want to help, there will be a place for everyone. Please contact Ti Barnes at 262-2212 or Barnesii@bellsouth.net, Angie Rabalais at Angie@CertainTitle.com, or Lee Rome at LeeRome@cox.net for more information. Watch the local papers for updates on the progress of the Central Cultural Foundation – we are excited about this newest opportunity for Central to unite behind an effort that can bring benefits for generations to come.
Central’s Got Talent Still Has Openings for Contestants! Registration will continue through this Friday for the Saturday event. Call Kyle at 261-5299 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
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Editor: Sales: News & Commentary: Beth Fussell Melissa Guilbeau Dave Freneaux Beth@CentralSpeaks.com Dave@CentralSpeaks.com Melissa@CentralSpeaks.com Layout: Erin Gourley On April 14, 2012 the Central Chapter of “Iron Warriors MC”, had their yearly benefit for “Dreams Come True”. The event is called “Blessing of the Bikes”, and this was their 10th anniversary of the event. In saying that, I want to thank all of the “Iron Warriors” & all of the many volunteers, sponsors, who put this amazing event together every year, & make it such a great success for the children. My staff & I took great pleasure in taking part of this event. Our part was cutting hair (pony-tails) for “locks of love”. At this year’s event we collected 42 pony-tails. We want to thank all of the amazing volunteers for doing such an amazing thing by giving of themselves. Thank you, Tashia Cheveallier - Owner/ stylist, The Hair Zone
Board of Adjustments Meeting 5PM Today at Kristenwood Submitted by the City of Central
PUBLIC HEARING CASES (NEW): BOA-4-12 - 14822 Woodrow Kerr Lane, Tract B-1 - Applicant: Brenda Hawkins - Rural The applicant requests the Board of Adjustments grant a waiver of Section 8.213 (C)(5)(c) of the Unified Development Code in accordance with Section 3.2(B)(5)(b)(1) to allow a hardship in conjunction with the housing of aged, ill or otherwise incapacitated, or handicapped family members, or wards for which the existing residents are or may become responsible. BOA-5-12 - 12315 Morgan Meadow Avenue, Lot 11 of Morgan Place Subdivision - Applicant: Stanley Cheatam - A-1 The applicant requests the Board of Adjustments to grant a waiver of Section 9.201 of the Unified Development Code to allow an accessory building that exceeds 1,000 square feet in the A-1 Single Family Residential Zoning District.
BOA-6-12 - 10832 N. Old Settlement Road, Lot 30 of Old Settlement Place - Applicant: Benjamin Clark Ross - Rural The applicant requests the Board of Adjustments grant a waiver of Section 8.213 (C)(5)(c) of the Unified Development Code in accordance with Section 3.2(B)(5)(b)(1) to allow a hardship in conjunction with the housing of aged, ill or otherwise incapacitated, or handicapped family members, or wards for which the existing residents are or may become responsible. PUBLIC HEARING CASES (OLD): BOA-3-12 - 12435 Blackwater Road, Tract Y-1-A - Applicant: J. B. Easterly - Rural The applicant requests the Board of Adjustments to grant a waiver of Section 9.201 of the Unified Development Code to allow an accessory building that exceeds 1,600 square feet in the Rural Zoning District.
Central’s History Is OUR Responsibility Commentary by Dave Freneaux
The photographs, documents, letters and artifacts that tell the story of the history of Central are, for the most part, being carefully preserved by the Baby Boomers and our parents. As the years roll by this group grows smaller, and with each passing a little piece of the history of Central passes with them. In many cases, we lose individuals who have spent many years collecting, documenting and preserving photos, documents and artifacts from the early days of the Central area. But take heart, help is on the way. The creation of the Central Cultural Foundation (see press release on page 1) is certainly a timely happening in Central. Vicki Carney and others have done a heroic job in trying to collect and preserve as much Central history as possible, and they are now welcoming the help that the CCF promises to be. I challenge everyone to consider doing two things. First, read the press release
from the CCF and consider how you might get involved in one of the many areas this foundation seeks to support. Second, and maybe most important, begin to consider making the pieces of Central history in your possession available to the History Society to scan, copy or preserve. Central has a window of opportunity to identify and preserve our history. Watch Central Speaks for more announcements from the Central Cultural Foundation. In the meantime consider the following as significant sources of Central history: Family Bibles, old letters, family genealogies, old yearbooks, old newspaper clippings, photos, and artifacts. One valuable resource is our most senior family and neighbors. Consider making video or audio recordings of your parents or grandparents just talking about the good old days, remembering their childhood or talking about THEIR grandparents. The preservation of Central’s history is OUR responsibility. Consider pitching in.
Thank You Last Wednesday afternoon, I went shopping at Central Wal Mart. It was not until I arrived back at home that I realized that I had left my purse in my shopping cart. Upon my return to Wal Mart, I found that someone had turned in my purse, contents untouched, to Customer Service. Thank you to the honest person who returned my purse. It is wonderful to know that I live in a community where these acts of kindness still happen.
St. Jude Bike-A-Thon Coming to Central in Two Weeks Central’s St. Jude Bike-A-Thon is coming on Saturday, May 12 from 8:30 AM to 12 noon. The event will be held at Bellingrath Elementary, rain or shine. This year’s Bike-A-Thon is in memory of AC (Tommy) Thomas. Prizes will be awarded. If you would like to participate, you can do some fundraising ahead of time, asking friends and family to contribute to St. Jude. For more information on the Bike-A-Thon, call Chuck at 261-0555 or 603-6100, or call Dr. LoBue at 261-6000.
Local Ladies’ Ministry Needs Volunteers Volunteers are needed for Faith Ladies Mission, a local ladies ministry. This ministry provides preemie hats and blankets and needy baby packets to hospitals all over the United States. Volunteers are needed for cutting fabric, ironing blankets, putting ribbon in hats, sewing and packaging. The need for such items is great and the existing small group of dedicated ladies cannot meet this need. Additional hands would greatly enhance the capacity to supply the hospitals the mission currently serves and perhaps to expand the number served in the future. If you need more information, contact Retta Soileaux at 262-0094 or email email@example.com.
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Healing Healthcare The Patient-Centered Medical Home Dr. Keith Holmes is an Ochsner Internal Medicine physician and a Central resident who practices at Ochsner Health Center – Central. This is the first in a series of articles discussing the future of healthcare and the Patient Centered Medical Home. The Future of Healthcare: Whether you agree or disagree with the Affordable Care Act, one thing is certain about the delivery of healthcare in the United States - the current system is financially unsustainable. America spends a much larger percentage of its gross domestic product on healthcare than any other country and our outcomes (as measured by the quality of care delivered) are not better and in many ways underperform other developed countries. We have the best tertiary care (e.g. transplants and other highly technical levels of care) in the world but the majority of us will never need that level of care. Where America falls short is being able to deliver primary and secondary level care at an affordable rate. For the last 30 years the cost of delivering healthcare has been increasing 2-4 times the average rate of inflation and now consumes about 16% of every dollar spent. Unless things are changed, that rate will only increase as the flood of baby boomers reach their senior years. According to the Pew Research Center an additional 10,000 people celebrate their 65th birthday every day. This is expected to continue for the next 18 years until the last baby boomer turns 65. With the avalanche of associated healthcare expenses, paying for healthcare is going to become an even larger problem, impacting us all. Patient Centered Medical Home: We have to deliver better care for fewer dollars. In the current system, patients tend to go to their cardiologist for high blood pressure, to their endocrinologist for
diabetes, to their neurologist for migraines, to their pulmonologist for emphysema, to their gynecologist for a pap smear, to their orthopedist for knee pain, and the list goes on. In reality, a primary care physician can handle the vast majority of these needs. We, as primary care physicians, are long-term partners with our patients. This partnership is based on trust that develops over time as our patients become more and more confident that we have their best interest at heart. As a result, when you need to see a specialist, you get better care if you first seek the advice of your primary care physician and let him/her advise you on the next steps in your care. Building a relationship of trust between the patient and their primary care physician is what a Patient Centered Medical Home model of care is all about. The Patient Centered Medical Home model uses a team approach that focuses on each patient’s individual needs. Part of that need is directing or managing care. When the primary care physician manages a patient’s overall care that patient sees benefits such as no duplication of tests, reduced costs and better health outcomes. These benefits have already been shown in areas of the country that have implemented this model. In these communities, quality measure scores improved, ER visits went down and hospital stays were reduced. This translates into better care for fewer dollars and is good news for everyone. At Ochsner, we are dedicated to being a part of the long-term healthcare solution. We have made a commitment to establishing these Patient Centered Medical Home models of care at all of our primary care locations, including Ochsner Health Center – Central. Dr. Keith Holmes can be contacted at 261-9790.
Full Time Maintenance Supervisor - Duties include but are not limited to providing over-all custodial, engineering and grounds maintenance of the facilities of Central Private School. Interested applicants send resume(NO phone calls) to: Central Private School 12801 Centerra Court Central, LA 70714 Love Music? Brentwood Estates Mobile Home Park I teach guitar and beginner voice, here 3 BR/2B MH for rent/Central Area in Central. Kenny Acosta, 40 + yrs. Quiet, Clean, Restricted Park exp., voting member of the $750-$850 per month Recording Academy. 261-0572 225-436-9349 or 225-394-1701 10 Acres For Sale w/ house pad Blackwater Road, Central Contact DJRE 225-753-3573
Queen Elizabeth I doll with her pearls with glass dome - beautiful! $500 778-7585
George Burns figurine with glass dome Garage Sale Multi Family Northwoods SubD 10427 Durmast Dr Fri 4/27 7a$200. 778-7585 4p Sat 4/28 7a-2p FREE – 11 month old Shepherd Mix, 4 Family Garage Sale - 10553 Lovett great dog, great with kids Needs between Joor & Hooper fenced yard – Stacey 335-3632 Fri 28th & Sat 29th Huge Garage Sale, lots of new things. Girl’s Sleigh Bed w/mattress and box 4/27 and 4/28. 14547 E Beaver Dr. spring. Country white, like new. $160. 603-4225 Call 261-2972 Garage Sale- 4/28 Northwoods S/D 17143 2007 Sumatran Hot Tub, Seats 4 Lawnside Ave. 8am-till. No early birds Adults, Cover and Steps included. plz. There will also be an orig art sale! $2,500.00. 261 - 2978 or 964 - 8933
To place ads, email Classiﬁeds@CentralSpeaks.com. Professional services & real estate classiﬁeds are $10 per week for three lines, plus $3 per extra line. Free classiﬁeds must be three lines or less- items for sale, yard sales, free items, etc.
Threads of Love is having their bi-annual convention at Greenwell Springs Baptist Church from 4/26 - 4/28/12. Threads of Love is an international Christ-based sewing ministry founded in 1993 whose volunteers make items for infants in need. The organization was founded by Sissy Davis of Watson, Louisiana. For more information on Threads of Love, the web address is threadsoflove.org
REWARD! for information leading to the recovery of stolen lawn care equipment taken between 3:30 and 7 a.m. on Saturday, April 7 from Bull's Lawn Care Service. Please call Steve Buller, 225-261-4189 or 225-939-3845.
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Pro Power - One Stop Shopping for Outdoor Power Equipment
Pro Power has been known for years as the go-to place for commercial landscapers in the Baton Rouge area. It is that reputation for customer service that the new owners Pat Byrne and Charles Hebert strive to maintain. The main store located at 12519 Airline Highway boasts a 30,000 square foot facility and an extensive selection of inventory. Our Central store, located at 8326 Hooper Road, opened in 2011 and quickly grew based on our reputation for customer service and quality inventory. Pro Power realized that our clientele wanted a one-stop shop for all of their outdoor power products. We offer a complete line of mowers, including Scag, Hustler, Toro, Ferris, Dixie Chopper and our latest addition Bad Boy Mowers. Bad Boy is known for quality mowers at the lowest price available. Parts are available for Kawasaki, Kohler, Honda and Briggs and Stratton engines. We also carry a complete line of handheld equipment that includes Stihl and Redmax. Pro Power recently added to our inventory Pro Pull and Aluma Trailers, Bad Boy MTV 4X4 electric low speed vehicles, Ezgo Golf Carts, Trailmaster Go Karts, and pressure washers. We provide a complete line of landscaping chemicals including herbicides and insecticides. The Central community has welcomed us with open arms. We have been blown away by the customers’ support in the area. We are glad to have the opportunity to fill the need in the Central community. Stop by and visit and you will be greeted by a friendly customer service representative who will help you with your needs.
The C4 Report
From the City of Central Chamber of Commerce AMBASSADOR: An official representative. In February, The City of Central Chamber of Commerce kicked off the Ambassador Program for 2012. Those who participate in this program make up our Ambassador’s Council. The Ambassador’s Council is a select committee of volunteer professionals who support the development and growth of the Chamber by enhancing public relations and communication endeavors, retaining membership, attracting new membership, and serving as business liaisons to members of the City of Central Chamber of Commerce. Ambassadors are individuals who are self-motivated, are enthusiastic about their involvement with the Chamber and its activities, and are also knowledgeable about the Chamber’s services, programs, and activities. These volunteers willingly devote time and expertise to the growth and development of the membership of the City of Central Chamber of Commerce. You will find these individuals showing up at Ribbon Cuttings, Open House Events, Grand Openings, Membership Luncheons, Chamber events, community businesses, and a variety of other Central Community activities. Ambassadors, through their involvement, heighten their visibility in Central business community, have face to face networking opportunities with Chamber members, expand their circle of influence, develop stronger community relations, and gain recognition in the Chamber’s publications and on the Chamber’s new website. In addition to this, they really get to experience a good time! The Ambassador’s Council is led by Committee Chair, Juanita Ross of Ross Tire and Services, and is comprised of the following volunteers: Sandy Antoon of Covers Unlimited, Betsy Barnes of Walton Barnes APLC, Nick Carmena of Carmena’s Collision, Melissa Guilbeau of Central Speaks, Christine Guilaume of NAPA J&C Auto Parts, and John Kovalcik of Greater Baton Rouge Signs. On behalf of the City of Central Chamber of Commerce, I want to personally thank our Ambassadors for doing such a fantastic job! If you would like a visit from an Ambassador or would like to see about joining this tremendous group, please feel free to call the Chamber Office at 261-5818 and we will be glad to talk with you.
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Central Businesses Celebrate New Facilities and Open Houses
Photo by Beth Fussell Photo from the Central Chamber of Commerce
The Central McDonald’s at the corner of Hooper and Joor held their ribbon cutting with the Central Chamber of Commerce this past Saturday. McDonald’s recently completed a major renovation of their restaurant, with new features like a two-lane drive through ordering system. The Hamburglar was also in attendance to celebrate the new and improved facility.
Lance Moulin, pictured above with receptionist Lisa Hatfield, celebrated the move to his new facility last week with an open house. The new office is located at the corner of Hooper and Joor at 10954 Joor Road, Suite D, right in front of Winn Dixie. Lance Moulin is a Financial Advisor for Edward Jones. He is an eight-year resident of Central, and he is very excited to be opening this new office right here in his home town. You can contact his office by calling 261-2539.
NAPA Auto Parts held an open house last Friday to thank loyal customers for their business. A free lunch was served to everyone who attended. Along with regular customers, Chamber members and employees of nearby businesses stopped by for a visit. NAPA is located at 9344A Joor Road. Photo by Beth Fussell
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medicine cabinets stocked with expired or unused medications. Ochsner Health System is providing a safe way to dispose of those unneeded Threads of Love Convention at Greenwell Springs Baptist Church medications by hosting a Take Back Initiative. All controlled, uncontrolled LCADV and LaFASA Annual Day at the Capitol, 8 AM-4 PM at LA State Capitol and over-the-counter medications will be collected and appropriately disposed The Louisiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence and its sister coalition, the Louisiana of. Syringes and injectables will not be accepted. Located at 16777 Medical Foundation Against Sexual Assault, will have a display table in the Rotunda of the Center Drive, Baton Rouge, LA 70816 - Physician Plaza 1, ﬁrst building on Louisiana State Capitol. Because the Day at the Capitol is being held in conjunction with the left under the over hang Anyone wishing to dispose of their medications both organizations’ 30th anniversaries, the educational display will highlight key can simply drop them off at the above location. Everyone is encouraged to milestones from the past 30 years in the movements to end violence. Program advocates remove any identifying information from medication bottles before disposing of them. will speak with legislators throughout the day to discuss domestic and sexual violence in Bethany Baptist of Baywood BBQ Chicken Youth Fundraiser & Auction, 11 AM-2 Louisiana and how legislation can affect programs, victims and survivors. Festival of Two Rivers, 11AM-10PM at St. Alphonsus Church “Ask the Doctor” Dr. Christian Hall, ENT, 11:30-12:30PM in the Lane RMC SD Classroom Painting Fundraiser for Charity Mountain Climb, 7 PM at Sadie’s Closet CHS Track in Regionals at Catholic High, Beginning at 1:30 PM CHS Baseball vs Live Oak at Home *Senior Night* SUNDAY 4/29: Sid Edwards Show, 5:30-6:30 PM at Zoe’s Pizza & on 1550 AM or on Central Now App Wings of Hope Wildlife Sanctuary Annual Open House, 12- 5 PM Board of Adjustments Meeting, 5-6 PM at Kristenwood Details on page 16 Cajun Arts and Crafts Festival, Rides and Concessions 5-9PM at South Live Oak Elem. Painting Fundraiser for Charity Mountain Climb, 2 PM at Sadie’s Closet This year we will have over 40 various vendors from around the state, new and exciting rides, children’s games, Rafﬂe drawings for each class’ “theme” Festival of Two Rivers, 5-11PM at St. Alphonsus Church basket (with one of the items being 3 matching frame autographed LSU prints.), a fantastic auction featuring items from merchants around the area, MONDAY 4/30: yummy concessions, and a bar-b-que chicken lunch on Saturday. As for Me and My House with Steve Johnson, 5:30-6:30PM Planning and Zoning Meeting, 6-7 PM at Kristenwood Broadcast from Jambalaya Shoppe & on 1550 AM or on Central Now App Eat dinner at The Jambalaya Shoppe during the radio show, and 15% FRIDAY 4/27: of proceeds will be donated to Central Community Assistance Foundation. Threads of Love Convention at Greenwell Springs Baptist Church Pickleball, 6-9 PM at Lovett Road Park Paint-In, 9:30 AM at Magnolia Methodist CCSS School Board Meeting, 6 PM at the Central High Theater Second Annual Multicultural Festival, 12-4PM at Greenwell Springs Library Festival of Two Rivers, 5-11PM at St. Alphonsus Church TUESDAY 5/1: Kandiland with Kandi Jones, 5:30-6:30PM Sewing/Quilting Group, 10-11 AM at Magnolia Methodist Broadcast from David’s Tiger Express & on 1550 AM or on Central Now App The Central Chamber C-4 Power Hour with Ron Erickson/Matt Price, 5:30-6:30PM Cajun Arts and Crafts Festival, 12:30-7 PM at South Live Oak Elementary Broadcast from Cafe Delphi & on 1550 AM or on Central Now App Rides & Concessions 12:30 - 10:00, Craft Booths 12:30 - 5:00, Games 12:30 - 7:00. See details on 4/26 WEDNESDAY 5/2: Movie Night, 7 PM at Life Church Central CPS Tennis in MAIS South State Tournament in Brookhaven, MS The Central Speaks Radio Hour, 5:30-6:30 PM at Menchie’s & on 1550 AM SATURDAY 4/28: Threads of Love Convention at Greenwell Springs Baptist Church Central Cleanup, 8-10 AM between Lancaster Hour and Mrs. V’s on Sullivan Pride High School Reunion, 10AM-2PM at Sandy Creek Baptist Church Gym Ochsner Take Back Drug Initiative, 10 AM-2 PM at Ochsner Health Center Expired/Unused Drugs Being Collected: Many homes in South Louisiana have
Sid Edwards Show, 5:30-6:30 PM at Zoe’s Pizza & on 1550 AM or on Central Now App National Day of Prayer Service, 6:30-7:30 PM in CMS Parking Lot
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8 PROFESSIONALS: INSURANCE & ACCOUNTING
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A Spotlight on Central’s Local
Consulting Financial Professionals
For over 50 years Bourg Insurance has been looking after their clients’ best interests. Claude Toby Bourg, Jr. began the business back in the 1950’s, and his son Brennan carries on the family tradition right here in their newest branch in Central. Brennan and his associate Angel Phenald together have over 20 years experience in the insurance field. Above that, Brennan also has 15 years’ experience in the construction field, giving him a unique perspective on commercial auto insurance, general liability, and workmen’s compensation. What sets Bourg Insurance apart from other agencies is that they are an Independent Agency. This means that they can search the rates of many companies and find the ultimate best fit for their clients by comparing both rates and coverage options. Coverage options include homeowners, renters, automobile, motorcycle, recreational vehicle, life, health, and commercial policies, as well as specialized coverage for unique items or situations. For their clients’ convenience, quote sheets are offered on their website, as well as information on types of coverage and coverage terminology. With four branches in the southeast Louisiana area, Bourg Insurance is well equipped to handle any need. They are a Trusted Choice® agency. Trusted Choice® agencies are insurance and financial services firms whose access to multiple companies and commitment to quality service enable them to offer their clients competitive pricing, a broad choice of products and unparalleled advocacy. This includes guiding their clients through the claims process for a prompt and fair resolution of their claim; explaining the coverages and options available to their client; returning clients’ phone calls and e-mails promptly and responding to requests in a timely manner; providing 24/7 services for customers, including emergency phone numbers, Internet account access, e-mail and call center services; using their experience and multiple company relationships to customize coverage as needed; committing staff to continuing education so they may be more knowledgeable in serving their clients; treating clients with respect and courtesy; and conducting business in an ethical manner. Bourg Insurance knows that “growing our business is important to our company, but maintaining our strong relationships with our customers is paramount.” Bourg Insurance, 13440 Magnolia Square Dr., Ste E. Call Brennan at 754-5658, or Angel at 235-5268. Hours Monday – Friday 8:30-5:00. www. BourgInsurance.com.
It is always a good idea to place your financial concerns in the hands of the expert. The benefits far outweigh the expense. Especially now in an age when the IRS is possibly the largest federal government entity and tax laws get more numerous and complex with each passing year, hiring an accounting professional just makes good sense. An accounting professional will first of all help you sort through the maze of tax preparation. They know every legal deduction you are entitled to, they will check to make sure your returns are accurate, and that you have included the proper back up paperwork, and they know how to handle tax problems such as filing back taxes, paying off tax debt, or fighting an IRS audit. If you own a business, accounting professionals can show you how to set up your financial records to not only conform with regulations but allow your financial information to be the most accessible to you. If you invest in the stock market or own rental property, they can advise you on how to keep your taxes at their lowest. So how do you determine if one is right for you in your situation? The best bet is to go to family, friends, business owners, and financial advisors and ask for referrals. Steer away from an accountant who promises big refunds, you are the one who is responsible ultimately for your tax return. If you are not comfortable with your relationship with your accountant, feel free
to change. Ask your prospective accountant questions – How long have they been in business? What is their specialization? Do they have the specific knowledge to handle your situation? What licenses do they have? Also, it is important to determine whether they outsource and who signs the returns, and most importantly, what their fees are. Do a background check on the accountant. Contact the State Board of Accountancy to check on a CPA’s license, or ask the IRS Office of Professional Responsibility about an Enrolled Agent. Some Deﬁnitions: Enrolled Agents (EAs) are tax professionals who have passed a rigorous test and background check administered by the IRS. Enrolled agents often specialize and are best for complex tax situations. Certified Public Accountants (CPAs) are accountants who have passed the rigorous CPA Exam and are licensed by the state they work in. CPAs may specialize in a specific area, such as audits, tax, or business consulting. CPAs are best at complex accounting work, and not all CPAs handle tax issues. Tax attorneys are lawyers who have chosen to specialize in tax law. Often, tax attorneys will have a master of laws degree in taxation (LL.M.) in addition to the required juris doctor (J.D.) degree. Attorneys are best at complex legal matters, such as preparing estate tax returns or taking your case before the US Tax Court. Source: taxes.about.com
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Central is home to many professionals who can help you with everything from car insurance to taxes. Shop Central First for your ﬁnancial and insurance needs. By June T. Dupuy
Ellis Johnson has been an insurance agent with State Farm for 44 years and has been serving the Central community since the early 70’s. Ellis and his wife Terry both graduated from Central High School. He and his wife have both lived and raised their 3 children in Central. Ellis has seen a lot of changes in insurance during this time. He feels one of the most important things in auto insurance is knowing your coverages and what you are paying for. The best thing to do is always review your policy at renewal. If you do not have the coverage you think should be on your policy, contact your insurance company to add the coverage(s) needed. If you have a coverage and don’t understand what it is, always feel free to contact your agent and have them explain it to you. A short summary of insurance terms: LIABILITY coverage is mandatory in most states and pays damages to others for which the insured is responsible. It is normally broken down into two parts: Bodily Injury (BI) and Property Damage (PD). BI limits are expressed as two figures, such as 50/100. The first figure represents $50,000, which
would be the most money paid to an individual for a given accident. The second figure means that up to $100,000 would be paid to all persons injured in a single accident. PD limits are expressed as a single figure, such as 25. This represents $25,000, which is the limit paid for property damage for a given accident. Often, BI and PD limits are displayed in a sequence and referred to as split limits, such as 50/100/25. COLLISION coverage pays for damage to a covered vehicle caused by collision with another vehicle, collision with an object and/or person, or a vehicle rollover. COMPREHENSIVE coverage pays for loss of or damage to an insured vehicle caused by an uncontrollable event and not caused by a collision or vehicle rollover. Causes of loss include: fire, wind, hail, flood, vandalism, theft, or hitting an animal or bird. For knowledgeable, professional assistance in all types of insurance, including homeowners, life, and health, and in financial planning, contact Ellis Johnson and his team at 261-6280. www. EllisJohnsonInsurance.com. 15050 Wax Road, Central.
10 CHURCH & SCHOOLS
Thursday, April 26, 2012 • CentralSpeaks.com Print Edition
CHS 9th grade will be having their "Fun Day" next Friday during 6th / 7th hour in the gym. Students that have a 2.5+ GPA and no referrals may participate. Tickets are $3.00 and student can wear PJ pants, slippers and a spirit shirt. Concessions will be sold by PTO. We will have a blow-up obstacle course, ping pong, music and board games.
The National Day of Prayer 2012 City of Central Observance Thursday, May 3rd, 2012, 6:30 – 7:30pm Central Middle School Parking Lot (Corner of Hooper & Sullivan) May 3, 2012 will be the 61st Annual National Day of Prayer. This will be the eighth annual observance in Central. Everyone is invited to attend and join in prayer for our churches, our businesses, our schools, our families, and our government. Pastors and leaders of our community will be in attendance! The Bible theme for this day is ONE NATION UNDER GOD! Central Mayor Mac Watts has signed a proclamation designating this day as a Day of Prayer in Central. Observances will also be held in Washington D. C., and all over the nation, as we declare our dependence on our Creator and the Almighty God in Heaven. For more information on the national observance, visit www.nationaldayofprayer.org “Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord!” Psalm 33:12 Sponsored by Central Area Pastors Association
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turn in ACT test scores to Ms. Miller (deadline is April 30) to qualify for exam exemptions. Seniors will be exempt from their semester exams in any class where they have a "C" or better if they: 1) Scored a 27 or higher OR 2) Have improved their composite score by 2 points - must have taken the ACT in their Senior year
CAPA Corner Words of encouragement from the Central Area Pastors’ Association Most would agree that of all the disciplines associated with Christianity, prayer is perhaps one of the easiest to neglect. We’re not talking about the prayers we offer at meal time or in public gatherings, we’re talking about prayer that is comprised of meditation, Scripture reading, reflection, and real communication with God. I recently read a bumper sticker that read, “If Jesus was a praying man, shouldn’t you be one also?” This gave me cause to consider my own prayer life. Some hard questions followed. Was my prayer life all that God wanted it to be? Had it become more of a ritual than a privilege of relationship? Had busyness become my default excuse for neglecting to spend time like I really wanted to in prayer? I must confess that I found it lacking in more than one area. I really appreciate the opening words to the Lord’s Prayer, “Our Father in Heaven…”. My appreciation for that phrase stems from my experience as a father of two sons and grandfather to six grandchildren. They all know that they have the OK to call and talk to me about anything at any hour of the day or night …regardless of how long it has been since we last spoke. The fact is I want to hear from them. We know and can be confident of this; the graciousness of our Father towards His children far exceeds the love we parents have for our children. He wants to hear from us also. Blessings to you, Pastor Bill Parsons, Central Worship Center
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Central Private School Girls’ Relay Team JV and Varsity District Champs
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The Central Private School JV and Varsity Track Teams recently competed in their district meets with outstanding results. The JV Girls’ Relay Team (Reagan Baggett, Gracie Brian, Shelby Romero, Samantha Romero),won District JV 1st Place in both the 4x100 and the 4x200 relays. The 4x400 Relay Team (Lauren Bihm, Raven Monson, Madison Nunnery, Olivia Wells) took a District 4th. Individual JV placement went to Shelby Romero, 1st in 100m Run and 5th in Triple Jump; Samantha Romero, 1st in 200m Run and 2nd in Long Jump; Gracie Brian, 3rd in 100m Hurdles; Reagan Baggett, 3rd in 100m Run; Lauren Bihm, 5th in High Jump; Olivia Wells, 5th in 400m Run; and Madison Nunnery, 5th in 300m Hurdles. In the Varsity District Track Meet on Thursday, April 19, the 4x200 Relay Team (Reagan Baggett, Gracie Brian, Samantha Romero, Shelby Romero) took District Varsity 1st place and will compete at the South State AA Track Meet on Saturday, April 21, in both the 4x100 and 4x200 Relays. The Girls 4x400m Relay Team (Lauren Bihm, Raven Monson, Madison Nunnery, Olivia Wells) also qualified for the South State Meet. Other individual qualifiers in running events are: Reagan Baggett and Shelby Romero – 100m Run; Samantha Romero – 200m Run; and Matt Myers in Boys 110m Hurdles. Field event qualifiers are Boys: Brennan West – Shot Put; Luke Fryoux – Discus; Syrshawn Fitch – High Jump; and Girls: Samantha Romero – Long Jump.
Central Private School Golf Team Qualiﬁes for South State AA Tournament Submitted by Central Private The Central Private School Golf Team shot a team score of 365 on Friday, April 13, at Pine Hills Country Club in Gloster, MS, to qualify for the South State AA Golf Tournament. The match included teams from Centreville Academy and Silliman Institute as well as CPS. The low round of the day (Medalist) was turned in by sophomore Brent Burns of the Rebels, who shot a 4 over par 75. Haley Harrington and Barrett Day of Silliman both shot 76 to tie for 2nd. Seniors Morgan Miley, Brennan West, Jacob Carter and sophomore Rhett Seguin are also members of the Rebels Golf Team. Central Private, Centreville, and Silliman have all qualified for the South State AA Tournament which will be held on Monday, April 30, at The Refuge Golf Club in Flowood, MS. The Rebels will be playing at Oak Lake Golf Club in Clinton, LA, on Wednesday, April 18 and end their season in the Parklane Invitational at Fernwood Country Club in Magnolia, MS, on Monday, April 23.
10th Anniversary Car Show
Zoar Baptist Church Saturday, May 12th, 9:00a.m. – 1:00pm For all classes & categories Vehicle pre-registration is $15.00 (Includes Lunch) Vehicle registration fee day of car show is $20.00 (Includes Lunch) Trophies and Awards (1st, 2nd, 3rd) for all classes and categories. Free Admission, Free Food, Door Prizes
Thursday, April 26, 2012 • CentralSpeaks.com Print Edition
Greystone Partnering with OLOL for Parade of Homes Fundraiser During the upcoming Parade of Homes, Greystone Golf & Country Club will be partnering with Our Lady of the Lake Foundation and the Driving the Future Campaign to raise money for the OLOL Children’s Hospital. The Driving the Future Campaign is an annual fundraiser put on by the OLOL Foundation. This year, five red Lexus vehicles will be auctioned off to support this cause. The vehicles will be on display at Greystone for the two weekends of the Parade of Homes (May 5th & 6th and May 12th & 13th). The public is invited to come to Greystone to see the cars and to purchase raffle tickets. Greystone is also debuting two beautiful custom homes during these two weekends. Those interested in learning more about these homes and about Greystone are invited to come visit during these two weekends. Visitors will receive complimentary refreshments, and the first 50 people each day will receive a complimentary round of golf. Call 667-6744 ext 105 or 106 for more information.
Brisha Coffee, Senior volleyball player at Central High School, signs National Letter of Intent to attend and play volleyball at Division I, Southwestern Athletic Conference Institution, Alcorn State University in Lorman, MS.
INCOMING FRESHMAN BASEBALL TRYOUTS
Wildcats Go 1-3 in Tough Week of District
If you are interested in becoming a member of the Central High Baseball team for next year, now is the time! Central Baseball will be trying to fill its entire Freshman team roster before the end of the 2012 school year. The tryout will be held at Central on Thursday May 10 at 3:30. This will allow the kids who make the team to be a part of our summer & fall training program, which includes weight training and games. ALL KIDS PARTICIPATING MUST HAVE AN UPDATED PHYSICAL. Central will be conducting physicals for all athletes for the 2012-2013 season on May 3rd at Northpoint Health on Greenwell Springs road. If your son is planning on attending, please contact Mike Forbes @ 270-2674 for information and registration.
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Central opened last week with a game against Zachary. The Wildcats struck first with a 3 RBI double by Dylan Cormier in the first inning. Central added two more in the third to open up a 5-1 lead. Zachary scored seven in the top of the fourth to take a lead they would never relinquish. Brett Courville went 2 for 4 with an RBI, and Corey Davis went 2 for 3. The Broncos ended up winning 126. The Wildcats took on Walker on Thursday. Central broke into the scoring column in the second with an RBI walk in the second, and a two-RBI single by Corey Davis. In the fifth inning, trailing 4-3, Mason Gautreaux hit a grand slam to put the Central Wildcats on top. Corey Davis also had two hits and an RBI. Walker scored seven runs in the final two innings to propel them to an 11-9 victory. On Saturday, Central played Denham
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Springs and got all of their runs in the second inning. Antonio Ragusa hit a grand slam to give the Wildcats a 4-1 lead. Micah Jones went two for three, and Preston Fondren pitched a solid 5 and 2/3 innings. Denham scored six runs in the fifth and sixth innings and won by the score of 7-4. Tuesday, the Wildcats closed a tough week with a victory over a much-improved Scotlandville team. After going down 4-0 early, Central scored four in the fourth on RBI hits from Thomas Eddlemon and Brett Courville. They added five more in the fifth on hits from Courville, Micah Jones, and Trey Blalock. Brodie Browning got the win pitching four innings of relief. The Wildcats play their final game on Thursday at home against Live Oak. It is Senior Day, as the Wildcat seniors will be honored on the field before the game.
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Matt Edwards to Coach CHS Girlâ€™s Basketball & Freshman Football
CHS Track Team Will Compete in Regionals Track Meet
Athletic Director Sid Edwards today Confirmed that Matt Edwards will replace Michelle Efferson as the Head Girls' Basketball Coach at CHS, and will become the head Freshman Football Coach. Edwards, a former Central teacher and coach, left Central for a year and was highly successful as the Head Football Coach at False River Academy. Ms. Efferson has made the decision to step back from being head basketball coach but remains at CHS as a teacher.
Bayou Beauties: 2012 Tournament Champs
Submitted by Theresa Thibodeaux Photo by Expressions Photography
Top row - Maegan Struppeck, Donna Causey, Kacie Causey, Angel Raborn, and Cassie Huckaby. Middle row - Aly Lasseigne, Hollie Raborn, Cailyn Heyl, Laura Wolfe, Kate Miers, Sophie Inman, and Lexi Lambert. Bottom row - Emily Raborn, Maggie Tullier, Amelia Young, Macie Inman, Janece Bueche, and Annalyse Greely.
Craig Jones, Lamonta Juneau, Jonathan Thibodeaux and Gary Triplett placed 2nd in the 4x100 and the 4x200 and Gary Triplett placed 3rd in the 100 at district track meet on Thursday, April 19, 2012, held at Walker High School. Dillon Brumfield placed 2nd in the triple jump, Austin Estave placed 4th in the Javelin, Alex Frank placed 3rd in the Discus, Joey Jarreau placed 2nd in the Javelin and Craig Jones placed 2nd in the long jump. They will all compete in Regionals Track Meet this Thursday, April 26, 2012, at Catholic High. The field events begin at 1:30 pm and the running events begin at 3:30 pm. Come on out and support your Central Wildcat track team! Pictured above, from left to right: Craig Jones, Lamonta Juneau, Jonathan Thibodeaux, Gary Triplett, Dillon Brumfield, Austin Estave, Jeremiah Mayes, and Joey Jarreau. Not pictured: Alex Frank
Thursday, April 26, 2012 â€˘ CentralSpeaks.com Print Edition
Kiwanis Get Fit Central Promotes Fitness & Raises Money for Schools
Photos by Beth Fussell
Last Saturday, Central Kiwanis held their annual Get Fit Central at Central Intermediate School. In spite of the rain, many community members came out to run the 5K and do the mile walk. Money raised through this yearâ€™s event is going to support physical education programs at local schools. Thank you to all of the volunteers who helped make this a fun and successful event.
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Fundraising and Remembrance at Central Relay for Life
Photos by Beth Fussell Central Relay for Life happened on April 14th at Zoar Baptist Church. Community members joined together to celebrate the lives of those they have lost to cancer and to honor cancer survivors. The event also raised thousands of dollars for the American Cancer Society. From a pet parade to beard shaving, some very creative fundraising ideas helped to raise the funds.
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16CentralSpeaks.com COMMUNITY Print Edition • Thursday, March 8, 2012
CHS English I Students Review The Hunger Games By CHS Freshman Caitlyn Atkinson
The Hunger Games is a novel about a girl named Katniss, who takes her sister’s place to fight in the Hunger Games. Twenty-four tributes from twelve districts in a future, dystopian America will enter this “game” and fight to the death. One survives. Katniss will do anything to return to her family, even if the odds are never in her favor. This book and the movie adapted from it have become an international sensation. Central High School’s English I classes were ahead of the curve on this phenomenon as they read the book as a class assignment. The students also went to see the movie as a reward for their grades on the The Hunger Games unit test. The students agree that the writers did a wonderful job of sticking close to the original plot of the book. Jared Leger, an English I student, said, "They made the districts just how I imagined them. The characters had the same personality and appearance I expected they would.” Raygan Owens, another freshman, noted that “even with the miniscule differences, the movie was still incredibly detailed and just what I pictured while reading the book.” The powerful themes were still conveyed in
the movie with the same, if not more, power. The movie “also put more emotion into the book,” said Katrina Bottomlee. Reading the book before seeing the movie also gave the students a more clear vision. Ceci Gernant commented that, “just reading the book and not going to see the movie, I never would have been able to visualize it as well.” Love and hope lie at the story’s core, and you walk away with the message that nothing and no one determines your life if you fight with all you have for what you believe in. Both the book and movie conveyed this message beautifully, and though the movie left out scenes, the ones included were packed with emotion and detail, often moving the viewer to tears. You saw each thought and emotion play across the characters’ faces and all the intensity of every fight. The movie enhanced the students’ understanding of the book they’d already read and gave them the visual they needed to fully respect the story. Some even said it made them feel extremely blessed to have the life and freedom they have. The film was fabulous, beautifully executed, and moving, as the book was also.
Local Actor Appearing in Series Subrosan Submitted by Lisa Payne
Zach Payne, a Central resident will appear in the mystery thriller 'Subrosan' premiering Thursday April 26th at 8PM on Youtube and premium Video on Demand outlets. Zack Payne plays the character Zack St. Germain, a sexy college jock who gets tangled up with a Senators daughter. Zack Payne’s character will be introduced in EPISODE 2. www.subrosan.com With a planned run of five seasons and a large ensemble cast, Subrosan is a mystery/thriller set in modern day Louisiana. The production will air an edited-for-content version on Youtube. The uncut version (rated R) will distribute via premium VoD channels. Zack is the son of Jay and Lisa Payne of Central. Zack is a 2008 graduate of Central High School and currently a Jr. at LSU. For other information on Zack Payne check out his Imdb page http://www.imdb.com/name/nm4427208/
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Wings of Hope Wildlife Sanctuary Annual Earth Day Open House
Wings of Hope Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the Louisiana’s largest wildlife rehabilitation centers and will be open to the public on April 29 for an educational event! Learn how to make your yard more wildlife friendly and teach the kids about our earth while enjoying good food and music! Come to 20591 Abe Hoover Rd, Livingston LA for a children’s bounce house, FREE tree sapling for first 50 visitors, Wildlife Demonstrations, Reptile table and information segments: ‘identifying venomous snakes of Louisiana’ and ‘reptiles as pets’, Pet Adoptions, a “Bird Egg Hunt” for kids 2-8, and plant sale. Food, Music and Drinks will be available. For more info, go to Wings of Hope Wildlife Sanctuary on Facebook, visit www.wingsofhoperehab.org or call 698.3168
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Berean Ministries“Sky – Everything is Possible With God” 9:00 a.m.-12 p.m. Ages 5-10 6565 Morgan Road, 261-1994 Greenwell Springs Baptist “Marketplace” 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Finished K-5th Grade 19421 G.S. Rd., 261-2246 Immanuel Baptist Church – “Sonrise National Park Where we point kids to Jesus” 6:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Ages 6-12 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.ibcbr.org 10870 Lovett Rd, 261-7420
Blackwater United Methodist“Overboard – Dare to Go Deep with God” 9:00a.m.-12:00 p.m. 3 yrs-5th grade 10000 Blackwater Rd, 261-4646 Fellowship Baptist Church – “Amazing Wonders” 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Kindergarten-6th grade 14512 G.S. Rd, 261-8903 First Baptist Church Central – “Jerusalem Jones Seeking the Kingdom of Treasure” 6:30p.m.-8:30 p.m. K4-6th grade 9676 Sullivan Rd, 261-3722
Life Church “Calling All Heroes – Veggie Tales” 6:45 p.m.-8:45 p.m. 4 -11 years old 10523 Lovett Rd., 261-5309 Zoar Baptist Church“Adventures In Aviation” 8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Kindergarten-6th grade 11848 Hooper Rd., 261-3434
Journey Church“Sky – Everything Is Possible With God” 6:00p.m.-8:00 p.m. 4 -11 years old 17407 G.S. Rd., 262-4381
Victory Harvest Church“Adventures on Promise Island-Discovering God’s Life-Saving Love” 5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. Finished K-5th Grade 3953 Flannery Rd., 275-5255 Miracle Place Church “Incrediworld Amazement Park” 6:00p.m. to 8:30p.m. Ages 2-12 2080 Main St, Baker, 775-4321
Cornerstone Fellowship6:00p.m.-8:30 p.m. Kindergarten-8th Grade 9611 Blackwater Rd, 261-8795
St. Alphonsus Catholic Church“Sonrise National Park” 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Kindergarten -6th grade 14040 G.S. Rd., 261-4650. Call 261-4644 to volunteer!
Lanier Baptist Church“Rocky Point Lighthouse” 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Kindergarten-6th grade 4851 Lanier Dr., 355-5605
Comite Baptist Church“Bible Town Adventure” 6:00 p.m.-8:15 p.m. 3-12 yrs 12250 G.S Rd., 275-3382
Sandy Creek Baptist“Rain Forest” 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Kindergarten-6th grade 22834 Liberty Rd, 654-6590
Please call these churches as soon as possible to register so that they can plan for the right number of kids.
Galilee Baptist Church – “Amazing Wonders Aviation” 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Kindergarten-6th grade 11050 G.S/P.H Rd., 654-5633
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