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Cookin’ Up $50,000 for Tornado Relief Cooking in Central was started eight years ago to help our neighbors in Chalmette after Katrina. Once again Cooking has reached beyond Central’s borders, this time to help meet the needs of the Moore, OK School System after last month’s devastating tornado. While the majority of this year’s fund-raising will stay in Central, the event was nicknamed “Cookin’ for Moore, OK” as exceptional efforts were made to raise funds for their badly damaged schools. Cooking 2013 brought in $166,000, of which $40,000 has been pledged to assist the Moore School System. In addition, over $10,000 in donations were given directly to the Moore Schools during this year’s event for a total of over $50,000. Also benefitting were Central public, private and

Governor Bobby Jindal and former LSU Coach Skip Bertman present support to Kathy Knowles and Rick Cobb, representatives of Moore, OK, schools.

parochial schools and Central Veterans Helping Veterans. A special thanks to the Veterans, St. Alphonsus School, Central Private and Galilee Baptist Academy for redirecting a portion of their benefits to Moore Schools. The excitement over this year’s event grew as Principal Kathy Knowles and Director of Curriculum Rick Cobb traveled to Central to represent the Moore School System. Governor Jindal and Skip Bertman also attended Cooking in Central Saturday and welcomed the Moore dignitaries. Cooking was held under the new 12,000 square foot permanent pavilion at “Amazing Place”, the 15 acre Cooking in Central property on Blackwater Road. (See “Central First” on page 2 for more about Cookin’ 2013.)

Central High School Welcomes New Principal graduate of Southeastern Louisiana University, received his masters degree from Southern University. He has been married to his wife, Vicki Fairchild, for 35 years, and they have 2 daughters, Leslie and Lauryn, and one son, Stephen. A 29 year veteran in education, “Coach”, (Mr. Prescott coached CHS football in the late 90’s), will be starting his 8th year at Central High. Coach Prescott shared his vision for the school - that of strengthening his team of teachers and administrators to not only be the best but also to be the closest and most loyal. “As a coach, I know the importance of teamwork,” he stated, “I’m just the leader on paper. I have to know my team’s talents and how to encourage them to use those talents to do the best for our students. I want an environment where we’re all working together and enjoying it.” Coach Prescott spoke appreciatively of the pride our community has in its schools. He wants to build on that and create an atmosphere where students remember their high school experience as a great time in their lives. He is emphatic about the importance of finding what is needed to have students be successful in whatever they choose to do. His plans to achieve this include expanding the already award-winning industrial arts program to include electrician courses and EMT certification. He is also dedicated to being very supportive of the arts programs. To the parents and community, Coach Prescott said, “Continue to support us. I may make some unpopular decisions, but I am doing it solely because that’s what I think is best. My team and I will not make any decision that David Prescott and his wife Vicki. Photo by Michael Spangler is not one hundred percent in the best interest of our students. The Central The Central Community School System announced Monday that David community and school have been very good to me. I’ve had offers to leave Prescott, Assistant Principal at Central High School, was being promoted to and go somewhere else, but it never entered my mind to do so. This will be Principal. Coach Prescott, a 1975 graduate of Tara High School, and a 1979 where I retire. I am blessed to be here.”

Follow Me to the Party! City of Central

The Central High Jazz Band performed an amazing set Saturday morning. For more Cookin’ photos, see p. 8

The City of Central Republican Coalition is pleased to announce its kick off rally “Follow Me To The Party!” This all American event will feature keynote Republican speakers, live music, hotdogs, apple pie and jambalaya, the announcement of its Board of Directors and an open membership drive. The Central Republicans encourage all Republicans to attend this historical event to be held in mid-July. For more information, membership, sponsorship, upcoming events

and meetings visit Facebook.com/ CityofCentralRepublicanCoalition or email the following: debbd318@ aol.com,barnesii@bellsouth.net, or broron777aol.com.


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Relief for Oklahoma: $50,000 Knowing Centralweekend Cares: Priceless summed it up best: “We needed

LSU vs Oklahoma in Friday night’s Super-Regional, hundreds of my Central friends and neighbors, 5,000 pounds of crawfish, and the company of Rick Cobb and Kathy Knowles from tornado-torn Moore Oklahoma. What a great recipe for what was probably the single largest crowd to watch the LSU-Oklahoma game outside of Alex Box Stadium. Everyone who showed up to help and support “Cookin’ for Moore. OK” this weekend was dedicated to giving our Oklahoma neighbors everything we could, except a baseball win. Rick and Kathy later shared that indeed they got just about everything else they could have hoped for from their trip to Central. In small conversations throughout their four day stay, Rick and Kathy told us of the fear and heartache of the tornado that devastated their community and schools. Then they also shared what an uplifting and restoring experience it was to experience the support, care and generosity of this city and Cooking in Central. One simple statement they shared from the stage at the end of the

this.” In one sense, it is impressive that a small community in south Louisiana would reach out to a community over 600 miles away and send them home with $50,000 of support. It was a drop in the bucket of what Moore, OK needs, but it was Central’s drop. The real and priceless gift that the people of Central gave this weekend was that we cared enough to reach out. My Mom was born Florence Evelyn Forman here in Central in 1933. As a kid when I scraped my knee the band-aid she applied helped a little, but the comfort that she offered provided the real healing. And so, with listening ears, great food, the understanding sympathy of people who have lived through hurricanes, great music, LSU baseball (Sorry Rick), and two days filled with fellowship and fun, Central offered a brief moment of comfort to Rick and Kathy. But there is more. “Cookin’ for Oklahoma” was streamed live on the internet for our Oklahoma neighbors to see. Skip Bertman and Governor Jindal came to Cookin’ just for Oklahoma. The media in Baton Rouge and Oklahoma shared the story. Our visitors received a standing ovation on the field at Alex Box Stadium before Friday night’s game. In short, the comfort shown to Rick and Kathy went straight back to Moore, Oklahoma in ways that hopefully mean even more than Central’s financial support. Friends, THAT is Good News for a Great City.

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CCA Legislative Update Forum Tuesday, June 18th Submitted by the Central Community Alliance

Senators Dale Erdey and Mack "Bodi" White and Representatives Valarie Hodges and Barry Ivey will be the featured Speakers at the CCA Public Forum held at the DEMCO Meeting room, Tuesday, June 18th at 7:00 PM. Meet your elected Officials and get updated on latest Legislation that will affect the Central Community for 2013. This forum is free and open to the public. For more information about the Central Community Alliance and their upcoming events, visit www. CentralCommunityAlliance.org.

CITY 3 District 1 Metropolitan Councilman Trae Welch would like to invite any citizen residing in District 1 to attend the upcoming Metro 1 Meeting on Tuesday, June 11th at 6:30pm. The meeting, which rotates from month to month in locations throughout Council District 1 will be held at the Chaneyville Community Center, located at 13211 Jackson Road.

Crime Stoppers 6/13/2013 www.crimestoppersbr.com Call Toll Free at 1-877-723-7867 Crime Stoppers will pay cash reward for information leading to the arrest of these WANTED FUGITIVES:

RWC “June in June” Meeting Monday Central - "June in June" is the theme for Republican Women of Central's monthly Membership Meeting and Dinner being held on Monday, June 17th at Sammy's Grill in Central. Members and those interested in joining are encouraged to attend. Socializing and networking begin at 6p.m. followed by meeting at 6:30p.m. June Williams, state President of the Louisiana Federation of Republican Women, will be the featured guest speaker. 2013 is a big year for the nation's largest political organization of women, over 75,000 nationally and 2,400 and growing in our state. The National Federation is celebrating 75 years of activism simultaneously with the 60th anniversary of the Louisiana state Federation. RWC's First Vice President and Membership Chairman June Dupuy is also celebrating the tremendous growth of RWC membership to 80 active women and men associate members. New members will be

recognized and photographed. Updates on legislative issues, community service programs and volunteerism will be provided. Also speaking will be Ron Erickson, Chairman of the City of Central Republican Coalition, a grassroots organization aimed at educating conservative voters, outreach and supporting Republican candidates in and from Central. Membership is open to any registered Republican who has an interest in Central. The meeting including dinner is $20 per person with selection of four entrees, beverage and door prize ticket payable by cash, check or credit card. For membership information, contact June Dupuy at (225)978-6096 or email RWCLA@yahoo.com. Save the date: In July, RWC will celebrate its 3rd anniversary by recognizing women making national, state and local impact in representing conservative activism and by their example.

KEVIN RHEAMS, JR. AKA/MACDADDY DOB 06/03/1992 BLACK/MALE 5’05” HGT / 150 WGT BLACK HAIR/BROWN EYES WANTED FOR: FTA: UNAUTHORIZED ENTRY OF AN INHABITED DWELLING; SIMPLE ASSAULT; DAMAGE TO PROPERTY; BATTERY ON A POLICE OFFICER; POSS. OF SYNTHETIC MARIJUANA If you have any information on these fugitives contact: Crime Stoppers at 344-STOP(7867), text CS225 plus your message to CRIMES (274637) or email us anonymously from our facebook page or website www.crimestoppersbr.com *Remember you do not have to give your name to collect this or any Crime Stoppers Reward but you must call Crime Stoppers * These fugitives are active as of June 12, 2013 DUSTIN HALL MARTIN DOB 02/20/1979 WHITE/MALE 6’00” HGT / 180 WGT BROWN HAIR/BROWN EYES WANTED FOR: FELONY THEFT

Tree Cutting Reminder Please do not place cut-down tree or trash debris on vacant property. Allied Waste will only pickup tree and trash debris in front of an occupied residence. Also, make sure there is at least 3 feet between your debris and the street in order to avoid a traffic hazard, and do not place debris in ditches or under power lines. Most importantly, if you hire a contractor or tree service to cut down a tree on your property, that contractor or service MUST remove the debris. Do not let them tell you that Allied or the city will pick it up. When dealing with a tree service, always get a written contract, do not pay until the work is complete, and pay by check in case you need to cancel the check. Always make sure the tree service is properly licensed.


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COMMUNITY CALENDAR THURSDAY 6/13:

Central Speaks hits the streets & mailboxes

FRIDAY 6/14:

Paint-in, Magnolia Methodist Church, 9:30AM-12PM

SATURDAY 6/15:

Central Square Farmers Market, 8AM-12PM Magnolia Methodist Market, 8AM-2PM CHS Volleyball Camp 2nd-5th grade, 9AM-12PM Deep South Stock Horse Show, Shady Park Arena, 4PM Dance feat. Elvis tribute artist Jay Dupuis, Kristenwood, 7-10PM

SUNDAY 6/16:

See you at church!

MONDAY 6/17:

CHS Volleyball Camp 5th-8th grade, 8AM-12PM

TUESDAY 6/18:

CHS Volleyball Camp 5th-8th grade, 8AM-12PM Dave James performance, Pride-Chaneyville Library, 11AM; Central Library, 2PM; Greenwell Springs Library, 4PM

WEDNESDAY 6/19:

CHS Volleyball Camp 5th-8th grade, 8AM-12PM Intro to the Internet class, Greenwell Springs Library, 3PM

THURSDAY 6/20:

Central Speaks hits the streets & mailboxes CHS Volleyball Camp 5th-8th grade, 8AM-12PM Tight Knit group, Central Library, 4PM

FRIDAY 6/21:

Paint-in, Magnolia Methodist Church, 9:30AM-12PM

SATURDAY 6/22:

Central Square Farmers Market, 8AM-12PM Magnolia Methodist Market, 8AM-2PM

CLASSIFIEDS Stab’s 123, LLC d/b/a Stab’s Steak and Seafood is applying to the Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control of the State of Louisiana for a permit to sell beverages of high and low alcohol content at retail in the Parish of East Baton Rouge at the following address 13438 Magnolia Square Drive, Suite A, Baton Rouge, LA 70818 Stab’s 123, LLC Stab’s Steak and Seafood Members: Wayne Stabiler, Steve Rabalais Wanted: Bilingual Direct Care Staff to work with elderly couple. Call 225275-3924. Immediate Hire.

2 Family Garage Sale: 6/15, 7-3 Burlington Lakes (Hooper Rd. behind Amber Lakes) Baby - toddler clothes, toys, books, crafts, costumes, & more

For Sale: For Sale: Handyman Special 2006 26 Riding Mower: Any Reasonable Offer ft. travel trailer w/slideout. Needs Work Call 262-0728 $4,000 Call 225-936-4556 Garage Sale: Fri & Sat, June 14-15 8 AM - 5 PM, 12275 Core Ln., Central, LA For Sale: 2 Plots @ Greenoaks Lakeside Garden #118 Lots 3 & 4: $6,200. Call (225) 810-5830

For Sale: Beautiful doll collection; will show Fri & Sat by appt only, $Best Offer. Call Mary Moulder: 778-7585 For Sale: Long fur coat, size M., Like new, natural color, $Best Offer Call Mary Moulder: 778-7585

Lawn Care: College student looking for yards to mow in Central area. Call Brad for free estimate. 485-3348

For Sale: Three stained glass-type pendant lights w/bronze leading, chain, & ceiling mount: $30 Call 335-1481

For Rent: Large multi-purpose

For Sale: Stainless steel double kitchen sink with faucet: $30 Call 335-1481

bedroom/living/kitchen. Plus additional study or small bedroom. Kitchen with For Sale: 6 Norman Rockwell Mugs $10 Each gas range top & garbage disposal. Full Call Mary Moulder: 778-7585 bath. Basic furnishing and all utilities, Appliances for Sale: GE Gas including cable & internet. Safe & stove-top: $40; GE Potscrubber 940 secure environment. $700 monthly. Dishwasher: $35 (needs power cord $400 deposit. Call 939-7320. connection); GE Oven (P7 Automatic For Rent: Vacation on the MS Gulf Coast. Beautiful condo 2 bed, 2 1/2 bath, balcony w/ocean view, furnished. Week-end, weekly, monthly rates. 225 938 8601, 225 324 0973

Cleaning): $40; & Rangaire hood: $20 Call 335-1481 For Sale: New Cooks Deep Fryer Family Size: $60 Call Mary Moulder: 778-7585

To submit a classified ad, email classifieds@centralspeaks.com. Deadline for all classifieds is Tuesday at noon. Real estate and professional classifieds cost $10 for 3 lines, plus $3 per extra line. All other classifieds are free.


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REAL ESTATE CENTRAL Village at Magnolia Square Sales Center - (225) 261-9110

7341 N Eisworth Magnolia Square 4 BD/3 BA, Outdoor Kitchen, Large Corner Lot $424,500. For information call Lisa Bice or Kurt Mikesell at 261-9110. Remax Professional 615-7755

7517 Minette Ln Magnolia Square 3 BD/ 2 BA, Bonus Room, Large Courtyard $354,900. For information call Lisa Bice or Kurt Mikesell at 261-9110. Remax Professional 615-7755

13325 Minette Lane, Magnolia Square 4BD/ 3BA, Courtyard with Bonus Room & Outdoor Kitchen $399,900. For information call Lisa Bice or Kurt Mikesell at 261-9110. Remax Professional 615-7755

The Village at Magnolia Square - Lots and Building Packages available! For information call Lisa Bice or Kurt Mikesell at 261-9110. Remax Professional 615-7755

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17943 Villa Trace Ave $318,900 2010 Custom home w/large windows, 3 cm granite, copper gutters, Open floor plan, & scored floors. 4 Bd / 3 Ba DJ One, Llc (225)753-3573

19.83 Acres cleared for development. Located next to Village Lake Subdivision in the City Of Central. Front approximately half of this property is zoned C1 commercial and the rear is Rural. Great opportunities await you. Call Clarence Fruge 225-931-0069 Fruge Realty, LLC Office: 225-612-8880 LIC. in LA.

4 bedroom, 3.5 bath on half acre lot in Forest Glen Estates - CENTRAL SCHOOLS. Granite, stainless steel appliances, triple split floorplan, computer nook, beautiful deck & more! NEW PRICE - $275,000 CALL CHARNEL SMITH 225202-2959 Keller Williams Realty RedStickPlus 225-570-2900

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13235 West Waterside Drive $289,000 / $1500 Agent Bonus 1,838 sq. ft, 3 bed, 2 bath Beautiful new construction cottage style home in the Village at Magnolia Square Call Betsy Barnes (225)-272-0333

Rogillio Real Estate - (225) 927-3960, ext. 106 or (225) 413-1292 LAND FOR SALE

2.5 acres - 4.7 acres - 7.32 acres - 9 acres - 12.5 acres - 70 acres - 95 acres - 113 acres - 154 acres - 200 acres Rogillio Real Estate 444 Wooddale Blvd. (225) 927-3960 ext. 106 - Office (225) 926-9694 - Fax brandon@rogilliorealestate.com

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3000 sf of professional office space. Former State Farm office. 800 sf of office space 800 sf of retail For Leasing information contact Brandon W. Rogillio Rogillio Real Estate Ph: 225-927-3960 Ext. 106 Text or Call: 225-413-1292

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30th St. Jude Bike-A-Thon Winners and Thanks

Central’s 30th Annual St. Jude Bike-A-Thon, another huge success, would like to recognize the following people for their achievements in the Bike-A-Thon: For riding the most laps: Kyle Langlois. The oldest rider: Jeanette Eisworth. The youngest rider: Reid Stonemark. For riding in spite of injuries: Les Hunt. For raising the most money, receiving a bike for their efforts: Aleaha Harvey and Jacob Robinson. The Bike-A-Thon would also like to thank the following supporters who helped make the event possible: Bobby Eller, Burt McCutcheon, the Central Fire Department, Steve Rabalais, Jim Nunnally, Steele Pollard for the use of the Village at Magnolia Square, the Central Police Department, the EBR Sheriff Department, the Ferrara Fire Apparatus, Laura’s Fine Gifts, Walgreens, Whitney Bank, Oak Point, Price Co., Don’s Seafood, Don’s Seafood Hut, Central Pools, Tiger Central, Holiday, Hallmark, Gregco’s Pets, Sullivan’s Hardware, All About U, Les Hunt of Hunt’s Tire & Car Care, Tim Lazaroe of RV Cams, Alice Frank, Mia Freneaux, and Avant Tous Beauty Bar & Spa. Thank you, supporters and sponsors, for contributing to this great cause!

Kenlie Jackson is Chuck Langlois’ niece. Kenlie has been bravely fighting cancer and her cancer has returned. Her family is asking that the community keep Kenlie in their prayers. They thank God for St. Jude Children’s Hospital!

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Class of 1963 Celebrates 50 Year Reunion & 100th Anniversary of School

Front row (L-R): Glenda Noble Walsh, Henry Hutson; 2nd row: Lana Bernard Toniolo, Sylvia Browning Carroll, Judy McCormick, Nancy Stephens Noto, Kathleen Browning Robillard, Sue Thibodeaux Robinson, Betty Jane Noble Black, Marie Pray Jines Weatherly, Leonard Spillman, Ellen Smith Frazier; 3rd row: Clinton Ourso, James Raiford, Rose Ann Hill Martin, James Anderson, Douglas Carroll, Ty Barnes, Marybeth Tate Moak, John Sallinger, Reggie Bezet, Tommy Cunningham, Carmon Moore, Lloyd Olsen, Mike Morgan, Charles Taylor, Bobby Lapeze, Harlon Cowsar; Not Pictured: Carmen Fruge’

The Central High School Golden Anniversary Class of 1963 celebrated its 50th Year Class Reunion in the 100th Anniversary year of Central High School on June 8, 2013, from 2:00-5:00 PM at the home of Ellen Smith Frazier, the family home of longtime Central principal J. A. Smith. Attendees spent a pleasant afternoon visiting with classmates and remembering highlights of their years at Central. Many of those present went to school together at Central from 1st through 12th grades. A memory table honored the fourteen deceased classmates of the class of ’63: Wayne Brignac, Chris Brouillette, Kay Carpenter, Wayne Hilbun, Michael Fleming, Hugh Dell Frazier, Gloria Hano, Roger Jines, Tommy Jones, Barry Kemp, Marybeth Tate Moak and Marie Pray Marcia Morris, Bill Myrick, Jimmy Odom, and Dennis Pickering. On Jines Weatherly display were aerial photographs of the school taken in 1954, graciously provided by Jodie Mae Crawford, with copies included in the reunion booklets. Also on display was a quilt that incorporated the senior pictures from the 1963 yearbook, the “C” letter from a football jacket, along with other memorable items. The quilt was handmade by Leonard Spillman of Baltimore, Maryland. The door prize, a Stan Routh rendering of the old Central High School, was won by Nancy Stephens Noto. The classmate who traveled the greatest distance was James Raiford of Los Angeles, CA. Catering was provided by Martha Patin Smith (CHS Class of 1962) of Al Smith Catering; 1963 classmates Tommy Cunningham, Reggie Bezet, and Marybeth Tate Moak provided tents, chairs and industrial fans. Mrs. Moak also assembled the reunion booklets for the group. The success of Harlon Cowsar, son of the reunion was due in large part to the ongoing CHS English teacher, Margaret Cowsar efforts of Clinton Ourso to keep the class in touch with one another, and plans are already underway to have another reunion within the next year.


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Summer Color in Landscape Presentation June 18th Submitted by Central Bloomers

The Central Bloomers Garden Club is honored to have Bob Souvestre present Summer Color in the Landscape (Plants need a vacation too) June 18th at the Central Library on Joor Road at 6:30 pm. The public is invited to attend this free presentation.

Journey Church Has Landscaping of the Month

Presenting the Jackie Brewer Memorial Award (l-r) to Pastor Jay & Stacey Coleman of Journey Church are Central Bloomers Diane Bezdek & Peggy Faulk. Submitted by the Central Bloomers

Color, color everywhere is what captures your eye when you gaze upon the grounds of Journey Church, located at 17407 Greenwell Springs Road. Bright colors in the form of impatiens, begonias, marigolds, petunias and blooming agapanthus. Also softer colors from the blooming "anchor" trees such as the magnolias, crepe myrtles, vitex and bottlebrush. Pencil holly and oak trees fill in nicely with their lovely

greenery. Soon fountains will be added to further enhance the gardens and lake. The Central Bloomers garden club, in appreciation to Pastor Jay and Stacey Coleman of Journey Church are recipients of this months' "featured landscape" award. The Jackie Brewer memorial is presented to those organizations in our community that are helping the City of Central to "grow beautifully" and these gardens are truly a winner.

Lauren Ventrella - “Over The Edge” for Charity

Central High and LSU graduate Lauren Ventrella wears quite a few hats. She serves as the Central area’s representative to the ABC Board and works as an administrative assistant to Senator Bodi White. She is also pursuing her Law degree at the Southern University Law Center where she is the President of the Criminal Law Society. Now just last week Lauren was seen rappelling off the top of One American Place in downtown Baton Rouge. “Over The Edge For Adoption” was the organization that prompted Ms. Ventrella to rappel down the side of our local skyscraper. She joined Coach Les Miles, Louisiana Supreme Court Judge Jeff Hughes and others in an effort to call attention to the many children patiently awaiting adoption in Louisiana’s Foster Care system. To help the Louisiana Family Forum find homes for children, call 800-606-6470.

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Cookin’ for Moore, Oklahoma Photos by Michael Spangler


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City of Central Chamber of Commerce

C4 Report - Creations Bayou Says, “I’m In!” I just wanted to send you a quick note to let you know I LOVE the new Member website! It is so easy now to create events on the calendar. Then the new reports section makes it so easy to get an immediate response on who is seeing what and how you can make changes to drive more traffic. Just wanted to say THANK YOU for the changes!! Michelle Krail, Owner, Creations Bayou, 8857 C, Sullivan Road, Central, La. 70818 225-288-4487 Chamber Member Since: July 2012

EBRSO Arrests in Central Multiple Offender Dallas Russell Guidry of Hooper Road in Central was arrested last Thursday for theft at a local convenience store by EBRSO Officer Darryl Michelli. While Guidry was in custody it was determined that he was wanted on three additional counts of Theft and three counts of Simple Burglary from June 5th automobile break-ins. A review of public records also indicates that Guidry has also been arrested for 16 felonies in the Bellingrath area dating back to October of 2012. Records further indicate that the 26 year old Guidry was tried for Aggravated Battery and Armed Robbery occurring in May of 2012 WalMart Shoplifting Monday, a Wal Mart loss prevention Specialist called the EBR Sheriff’s Office to report a theft in progress. As a result, Cody Joseph Harps of Denham Springs was arrested by EBRSO Corporal Mistretta as he exited the Central Wal Mart with a 46 inch flat screen TV in his possession. Harps had removed the anti-theft device and had not paid for the TV. Drug Bust Near Central EBRSO Officer Justin Pickering pulled over Huan Minh Nguyen of Baton Rouge for driving under the speed limit down several miles Joor Road in the left lane while not passing any other vehicles. Nguyen gave the officer permission to search the vehicle and with the assistance of a canine unit found marijuana hidden under the dashboard. Nguyen was charged and later was found to be on probation for federal drug charges.

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Live Well: Color in Motion

Hello again, My daddy told me when something that’s wildly popular goes out of style, don’t be surprised if it makes a comeback down the line. If you were around in the 70’s you remember how big running was then. Well, guess what. It’s back! Only today’s runners expect something more from this time honored form of aerobic exercise. They want it to be FUN too! Organizations like “Color in Motion” have a simple recipe. Like all good Louisiana recipes it starts with a roux. In this case, it’s a charity-based 5K race. We’re having one in Central June 29th. Add volunteers to throw packets of colored powder on runners as they pass and you’ve created more than just another competitive opportunity for runners. You’ve whipped up a running event that’s a gumbo color and fun for everyone. Go to http://colorinmotion5k.com/ Baton_Rouge and, click on “Gallery” you’ll see what I mean. I know the web address has Baton Rouge in it, but trust me this is a Central event. So what’s all this got to do with living well? Good question! In all my years of doing medical reports on TV, I can’t tell you how many times I heard people talk about the need to

live healthy “body, mind and spirit”. In other words, a person’s health isn’t limited to just our physical needs. It’s about the “whole” body. I see that principle at work with the Color in Motion 5K and other “themed” or “fun” fitness events like the Warrior Dash or Foam Fest Run. Sure, it’s competition. But, the lighthearted atmosphere organizers create feeds both body and soul. I’m proud to part of the local committee working to make this event a reality. I’m excited Helen Balzli and the team at Central Physical Therapy saw the value in becoming a Platinum co-sponsor for an event that promises to attract as many as 3,000 plus people from all over the region. Because Central Community Schools is hosting the race, the event will start and end at the new Central Intermediate/Middle School showcasing one of the crown jewels of the community. A portion of the money raised will go toward building a beautiful, walking/bike path around the campus that will eventually be lined with outdoor classrooms. I think the Color in Motion 5K is going to be a healthy event for Central on a lot of different levels. I hope you’ll sign-up to run. Just go to http:// colorinmotion5k.com/Baton_Rouge . You’ll see where to register. Type “Central” in the “Promo Code” box and get a discount on your tickets. This column is not intended as medical advice. Phil Rainier is Director of Marketing/ Communications at Central Physical Therapy. Phil’s e-mail is prainier@ centralptonline.com.

Lane Behavioral Health Expands with Outpatient Program Submitted by Lane Regional Medical Center

Lane Regional Medical Center announced last week the expansion of Lane Behavioral Health outpatient services. In addition to its regular outpatient treatment program, Lane Behavioral Health Services now offers an outpatient Partial Hospitalization Program for adults experiencing acute mental health crisis, such as major depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorder, eating disorders and behavioral problems related to neurologicalcognitive deficits and other medical conditions. The Partial Hospitalization Program is a 5-day Intensive Outpatient Program requiring a physician referral. Depending on the physician assessment, it is often a viable alternative to inpatient hospitalization. Symptoms may include: • Depression: Inability to

experience pleasure, preoccupied with worthlessness, feelings of guilt, regret, helplessness, loneliness, fatigue, low self esteem • Avoidance: Staying in bed, withdrawing from friends or normal routines, decrease in daily functioning • Anxiety: Panic attacks, racing thoughts, apprehension, dread, restlessness, feeling trapped, excessive worry, sleep disturbance • Eating Disorders: Anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating, purging, rumination • S c h i z o p h r e n i a : Hallucinations, paranoia, delusions, disorganized speech • Other Personal Disorders: Attention-seeking, antisocial, narcissistic, avoidant, dependent, obsessive compulsive, passive aggressive, sadistic, self-defeating, bipolar disorder For more information, please call 225-658-6640 to schedule a confidential assessment.


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12 ANNOUNCEMENTS

Thursday, June 13, 2013 • CentralSpeaks.com Print Edition

Anthony and Amelia Pecoraro Alise Borruano and Darrell Celebrate 50th Anniversary Ashford to Wed in August Anthony and Amelia Pecoraro of Pride celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a second honeymoon to Punta Canta. They also celebrated with a small family dinner at Mansurs given by their children and spouses: Wayne Pecoraro, Annette and David Chauvin, Barbara and Brian Lively, and Vicki and Craig Taylor. Also in attendance were four of their grandchildren: Hayden Chauvin, Jeremy Lively, Chase Broussard and Lauren Taylor. Not in attendance were: Christian Pecoraro, Cameron Pecoraro, Justin Chauvin and Brittany Lively. They were married on June 15, 1963 at St. Alphonsus Church. She is the former Amelia Parr.

In Memory: Madeline Frances Dauzat Madeline Frances Dauzat, a resident of Baton Rouge and native of Alexandria, passed away on Friday, June 7, 2013 after a lengthy battle of Parkinson's and Crohn's disease. Madeline was always the type of person who put others ahead of herself and was very well liked by anyone she met. A memorial service was held on Tuesday, June 11 at Seale Funeral Home in Central. She was preceded in death by her brother, Charles Dupreast. Survived by her husband John K. Dauzat, daughter Valerie L. Dauzat, son John T. Dauzat & wife Erin, grandchildren Sarah Dauzat & Evan Dauzat, mother Vivian Marie Collins, and brother Ottis Dupreast & wife Anita Dupreast.

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Alise Borruano, of Plaquemine, and Darrell Ashford, Jr. of Central, will marry in a 1:00 pm ceremony on August 3rd at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Plaquemine. The bride-elect is the daughter of Susie and Angelo Borruano, Jr. of Plaquemine. She is the granddaughter of the late Angelina and Joseph Palazzo of Plaquemine, LA and Merle and Angelo Borruano, Sr., of Brusly, and the late Dorothy Clement Borruano, of Brusly The bride-elect is a graduate of Louisiana State University. She is currently pursuing a master's degree in Counselor Education at the University of New Orleans. Her fiance’ is the son of Darlene and Darrell Ashford, Sr. of Central. He is the grandson of Syble Ashford and the late Harold Jean Ashford, of Central and Silas Romero, Jr., of Central. He is a graduate of Central High School and Southeastern Louisiana University and currently works in Accounts Receivable at Amedisys Home Health and Hospice in Baton Rouge, LA.

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