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CENTRAL SPEAKS July 19, 2012 • Daily News at CentralSpeaks.com

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School Board Considers Tax Roll Forward

By Dave Freneaux

Under Louisiana law, each four years the revenue generated by property taxes are recalculated when property values are reassessed. Next Monday the Central Community School Board will meet to consider whether to allow property tax rates in Central to reduce due to increasing property values. If no action is taken, each property owner will see a reduction in their property tax rates. If, by a two-thirds vote of the School Board, the decision is made to keep property taxes at their current levels, an estimated additional $361,545 would be generated to support the operation of Central's Community Schools. Those in favor of leaving property taxes at the current rates argue that the increased revenue to the school system amounts to a "cost of living" increase because the cost of running a school system has also risen over the last four years. Those opposed to rolling forward the existing tax rates argue that a failure to reduce the property tax rates amounts to a tax increase. Whether you favor or oppose the rolling forward of taxes, your opportunity to be heard on the matter comes this Monday. The floor will be opened for public comment prior to the Board taking any action on the matter. The public notice for the meeting reads as follows: Notice is hereby given pursuant to Article 7, Section 23(C) of the Constitution and R.S. 47:1705(B) that a public hearing of Central Community School System will be held at Central High School Theater, 10200 East Brookside Drive, Central, LA 70818 on Monday July 23, 2012 at 5:30 p.m. to consider levying additional or increased millage rates without further voter approval or adopting the adjusted millage rates after reassessment and rolling forward to rates not to exceed the prior year’s maximum. The estimated amount of tax revenues to be collected in the next tax year from the increased millage is $ 4,732,196, and the amount of increase in taxes attributable to the millage increase is $ 361,545.

First CCF Coffee Hour Well Attended Next Week - Central's Elders Reminisce

By Dave Freneaux

The first “CCF Coffee Hour” was enjoyed by fifty people this past Thursday at Central Perk. With background acoustic guitar provided by Josh Romine and Patrick O’Sullivan, Art from David and Karen McCormick, and historical photos and maps compliments of the Society for History, the assembled crowd spent two hours just enjoying the Culture of Central. This was the first public event hosted by the Central Cultural Foundation. The next CCF Coffee Hour will be at 7 PM on Thursday, July 26th, also at Central Perk, whose staff stayed late to provide their usual tasty assortment of coffees, pastries and sandwiches. This first Coffee Hour was purely a “Meet and Greet” where persons interested in Centrals rich history and talented Arts community could gather and enjoy the culture and the conversation. The next CCF Coffee Hour will also feature select numbers from Central Community Theatre’s upcoming performance of “Thoroughly Modern Millie” performed by a group of CCT members (see article below for show details). After the Community Theatre preview, sit back, enjoy a cup of coffee and listen as several of Central’s elders share reminiscences about growing up in Central in the early 1900’s. It will be an informal time of sharing and learning about the history of Central. We hope to see you there!

Central Community Theatre’s “Thoroughly Modern Millie” Opening August 2nd what they’re doing. Contact the Manship Theatre at manshiptheatre.org to purchase tickets. “Thoroughly Modern Milllie” will run from August 2 through August 5. As an added treat, Central will have the chance to see some of the songs and dances performed on Thursday July 26 at 7:00 pm at Central Perk during the Central Cultural Foundation’s “Celebrate the Arts” series. Come out and catch the excitement! Check next week’s issue for more details about CCT’s “Thoroughly Modern Millie.”

By Mia Freneaux

If Tony awards were given for pure enthusiasm, the whole cast of “Thoroughly Modern Millie” would be eligible. The award winning Central Community Theatre is presenting this energetic musical for their summer offering at the Manship Theatre at the Shaw Center for the Arts. The cast of 42 young people, aged 12-26, have been practicing since June 10 for this very demanding play. They must be accomplished actors, singers, and tap dancers to pull “Millie” off successfully. “We have incredibly talented people in the cast this year,” Director Karen Clinkingbeard enthused, “I’m very excited. We have excellent vocalists, actors, it’s going to be a great show!” “Millie”, which will feature live accompaniment, is codirected by Kim Sullivan and Claire

Above: The CCT cast rehearses “Thoroughly Modern Millie”

Clinkingbeard. The fast paced choreography was created by Claire, Addie Dean, and Sarah Talbot, who also performs the lead role. This writer had the privilege of watching the cast perform the show-stopping

“Forget About the Boy” and “Only in New York” and folks, they are WONDERFUL. These young people dance with verve and sing with commitment and most of all, obviously love every minute of


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Vehicle Burglar Sought Meeting about Brown Water in Central Some Lines Flushed Last Night

This person is a suspect in some vehicle burglaries on Oak Cluster Drive in Central on 7/17/12 around 3:30 in the morning. Anyone knowing who this suspect is should call EBRSO at 389-5000.

CCAF Seeks School Supplies for Local Students Submitted by Janet Stevens

Central Community Assistance Foundation (CCAF) is now taking donations of school supplies for students in need (public, private or home schooled) and who live in the City of Central. Families of these students must qualify for assistance through a CCAF Application which can be picked up at the Central Library on Joor or the CCSS School Board Office on Hooper Road (behind Capitol One Bank). School supplies and uniforms will be distributed around the first of August. Items may be brought to Walgreens at the corner of Sullivan and Greenwell Springs, Central Christian Academy on Joor, Raising Cane’s on Sullivan, Central Chamber of Commerce (12416 Hooper Road) or the Central Community School Board Office on Hooper. Items needed: Backpacks, pencils, crayons, glue sticks, notebooks, paper towels, Kleenex, binders, loose leaf paper, etc. The school uniform drive last month was highly successful. CCAF is still taking donated uniforms at the School Board Office. Please send items before July 24th, so volunteers can help sort the supplies by appropriate grade level and distribute prior to school openings. For more information, visit the CCAF website at www. helpcentralstudents.com or call (225) 571-3337 or (225) 650-2906. Always remember to BUY IN CENTRAL! Thanks to all who have contributed to the Central Community Assistance Foundation. A GREAT Community Who Cares!

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The problem of discolored water experienced in a number of Central homes has gotten much press recently. As a result, a number of community members have scheduled an open community meeting to discuss the issue next Tuesday night after the 6PM City Council meeting at Kristenwood at 14025 Greenwell Springs Road. Central Speaks is in the process of researching the issue and will be sharing those results over the next few weeks. As a part of our information gathering we would like to know if you regularly experience the "brown water" problem. If so, please consider sending an email to Dave@CentralSpeaks.com and giving us your address or at least the street name and closest intersection to your home. We will collect any data we receive

and use that to inform Parish Water of the concerns of the Central community. Up to this point Parish Water has been very open to sharing information and offering solutions, and they say they stand ready to be involved any time a specific problem is identified. In the meantime, be aware that last night Parish Water Company was scheduled to flush the water lines in Geo-Je's and Country Roads subdivisions from 11 PM until 5 AM. This can result in discolored water for a short period of time. The water company suggests that anyone seeing discolored water should open the faucet farthest away from where the water lines enter the home and run the water until the discoloration disappears. Look for more information on this issue next week in Central Speaks.

LOST DOG 9 month old brown Pomeranian, last seen on Saturday, June 14th near Magnolia Bridge Rd. If found please call 225-802-6206.


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Planning and Zoning Commission to Meet July 26 The Central Planning and Zoning Commission will meet on Thursday, July 26th, 2012. Cases to be discussed for the Planning Commission: PUBLIC HEARING CASES (NEW BUSINESS): 1. SS-16-12 Subdivision of Tract B-1-A-1 of the Phelo Lesage Property This property is located at the end of Washington Lane in Section 67, T6S, R2E, GLD, EBR, LA. The applicant is proposing to subdivide an 11 acre tract into 2 tracts for two residential structures on an existing private servitude of access with waiver request of Section 4.3 (H)(2) of the Unified Development Code. (Applicant: Carolyn Gleason) 2. SS-17-12 Subdivision of Tract 1-B of the W.L. Dougherty Property This property is located on the west side of Brown Road south of Ski Stone Drive in Section 27, T5S, R1E, GLD, EBR, LA. The applicant is proposing to subdivide a 19.3 acre tract into three tracts for residential use. (Applicant: Rhonda Newman) 3. SS-18-12 Subdivision of the Tract C-2 of the R.V. Sibley Property and the Lewis or Walter and Debbie Letarde Property This property is located on the south side of Blackwater Road east of the Comite Drive intersection near Talmadge Crumholt Road in Section 78, T6S, R1E, GLD, EBR, LA. The applicant is proposing to subdivide two tracts into three with two existing residences. (Applicant: Jeff Sibley) PUBLIC HEARING CASES (OLD BUSINESS): 4. CUP-2-11 Central Worship Center Extension Request This property is located on the at 10305 Blackwater Road between Loudon Ln. and Monhegan Ave. on Lot 3-C-1 of the William Carmena Property, being in Sections 78 & 79, T-6-S, R-1-E, GLD, EBR, LA. The applicant requests an extension of a conditional use permit approval for 6 months for a church. (Applicant: Rev. Bill Parsons) Cases to be discussed for the Zoning Commission: PUBLIC HEARING CASES (NEW BUSINESS): 1. SPUD-1-12 Small Planned Unit Development The Cove at Jackson Place This property includes Parcel A-1 and A-2 located on the west side of Sullivan Road between the Virgil Jackson Avenue and Gurney Road intersections in Section 31, T5S, R2E GLD, EBR, LA. The applicant is proposing a Small Planned Unit Development consisting of 13 residential lots. (Applicant: Casey Patterson) PUBLIC HEARING (OLD BUSINESS): 2. PUD 1-12 MORGAN POINT Concept Plan is being deferred at the request of the developer due to receipt of notice from the City-Parish that this development will not be allowed to tie into the Morgan Place sewer lines, so this case is no longer on the agenda for discussion at this meeting.

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From the City of Central Chamber of Commerce Louisiana Association of Business and Industry

The Monthly Membership meeting of the City of Central Chamber of Commerce was held on Wednesday, July 11. Our special guest speaker was Jim Patterson, Vice President of Governmental Relations, as well as Employee Relations Council Director, for Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI). Patterson, in his presentation, discussed the efforts that LABI had put forth, during the 2012 legislative session, in order to help pass legislation aimed at improving Louisiana’s business and economic appeal. For many of our members this was their first introduction to LABI. So who is LABI and what is their focus? LABI is the State Chamber of Commerce and State Manufacturer Association that serves as a large and effective business lobbying group in Louisiana. Formed over thirty years ago by business leaders from all over the state, LABI has unified the state's business community into a strong, professionallystaffed organization. A proven force in Louisiana government, LABI now speaks for business and industry, not only during

legislative sessions, but also year-round. Each year, many groups attempt to persuade the Louisiana Legislature to enact laws that favor their special interests, and their best interest is often directly opposed to the best interest of businesses in the state. Most companies cannot afford to spend the time or money to hire the personnel necessary to keep up with the many issues that affect their business income and then successfully lobby their position to state government. Joining LABI gives businesses the opportunity to unite with their peers from around the state to accomplish their objectives with much less expense. The City of Central Chamber of Commerce is proud to be a part of LABI. This allows us to stay informed on issues that would affect the businesses in our area, help safeguard our business interests, and better serve the Central Chamber’s members. If you are interested in finding out more about LABI, you can find a link on our website’s homepage. Just go to www. cityofcentralchamber.com and click on the LABI icon.

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Central Senior Center Opens Photos by Dave Freneaux

The East Baton Rouge Council on Aging held a ribbon cutting ceremony last Thursday, July 12, for their newest location here in Central. Lunch was provided, door prizes were given away, and a great time was had by all. The new senior center is located at 17070 Greenwell Springs Road, near the Morgan Road intersection. This center will provide Central residents age 60 and older with a place to take fitness classes, eat delicious meals, receive health screenings, and engage in a variety of leisure activities. The hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 2:30 PM. You can contact the senior center at (225) 261-4673.

CAPA Corner

Words of Encouragement from the Central Area Pastors Association beyond imagination. A shepherds WHAT CAN YOU DO? Exodus 4:2, "Then the LORD staff, a sling shot, the jawbone of asked him, 'What is that in your a donkey, a widow’s offering, a hand?' 'A shepherd’s staff,' Moses little boy’s lunch...This same Jesus can take those small, simple things replied." Have you ever thought, " I wish that you can do and multiply them I was able to do something great into tremendous blessings for you, for God or for my family." You see as well as for others. As small as it the athlete with the multimillion may seem, He is looking for people dollar contract buying his mom who will give Him what they have, a house or the young gymnast and trust Him to do the rest. "What winning gold at the Olympics is in your hand?" or more simply to the jubilee of all those in their put "What CAN you do?" hometown. Or maybe you heard 2 Corinthians 8:12, "Whatever about someone who wrote a huge you give is acceptable if you give check to charity to fund a program it eagerly. And give according to to feed the hungry. You think, "I what you have, not what you don’t wish I had something big to offer." have." If we all do the little things that Many people waste so much time waiting until they can do something we can our families, our churches, big that they miss opportunities our community will be a much for service right now. Jesus took better place. Donnie Shaffer simple things from ordinary people Pastor, Central Church and turned them into resources


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CENTRAL COMMUNITY CALENDAR THURSDAY 7/19:

Central Speaks hits the streets and mailboxes Tri-Parish Ballet Presents Sleeping Beauty, 10AM, GS Library Tae Kwon Do Demonstration for kids, 10AM, Central Library Central Basketball Elite Camp, 9:30-Noon, Limited Registration Children’s Summer Reading Book Club, 2:30PM, GS Library Tight Knit Group, 4PM-6PM, Central Library Jump Start Your Heart Screenings for CHS Student Athletes, 4PM-8PM Pajama Storytime, 7PM, GS Library Sid Edwards Show, 5:30-6:30 PM Broadcast from Zoe’s Pizza & on 1550 AM or on Central Now App

FRIDAY 7/20:

Paint-In, 9:30 AM at Magnolia Methodist Witness Fitness at Berean Ministries, 9AM - 10:30AM Kandiland with Kandi Jones, 5:30-6:30PM Broadcast from Romero’s @ Joor & Lovett & on 1550 AM or Central Now App

SATURDAY 7/21:

Sullivan Hardware Open House 8AM-4PM Magnolia United Methodist Church Community Market 8AM-1PM

SUNDAY 7/22:

See you at church! Comite Baptist Church VBS 6PM-8:15PM

MONDAY 7/23:

Summer Reading Party, 10AM, Central Library As for Me and My House with Steve Johnson, 5:30-6:30PM Broadcast from Jambalaya House & on 1550 AM or on Central Now App CCSS School Board Meeting, 6:00PM, CHS Theater Comite Baptist Church VBS 6PM-8:15PM

TUESDAY 7/24:

Meet Batman and Spiderman at Caliente 5-8PM Comite Baptist Church VBS 6PM-8:15PM City Council Meeting, Kristenwood, 6-7:30PM

The Central Chamber C-4 Power Hour with Ron Erickson/Matt Price, 5:30-6:30p Broadcast from Cafe Delphi & on 1550 AM or on Central Now App

WEDNESDAY 7/25:

Zachary Artists Guild monthly meeting, Zachary Chamber of Commerce, 6 PM. For information contact Margaret Harmon, 788-5999. Comite Baptist Church VBS 6PM-8:15PM The Central Speaks Radio Hour with Dave Freneaux, 5:30-6:30PM Broadcast from Menchie’s & on 1550 AM or on Central Now App

THURSDAY 7/26:

Central Speaks hits the streets and mailboxes Board of Adjustments Meeting, Kristenwood, 5-6PM

Central Planning and Zoning Commission Meeting, Kristenwood, 6PM Comite Baptist Church VBS 6PM-8:15PM Sid Edwards Show, 5:30-6:30 PM Broadcast from Zoe’s Pizza & on 1550 AM or on Central Now App

FRIDAY 7/27:

Lane RMC Blood Drive, 7AM-2:30PM Paint-In, 9:30 AM at Magnolia Methodist Kandiland with Kandi Jones, 5:30-6:30PM Broadcast from Romero’s @ Joor & Lovett & on 1550 AM or Central Now App Comite Baptist Church VBS 6PM-8:15PM

SATURDAY 7/28:

Magnolia Square Farmer’s Market, 8AM-12PM Magnolia United Methodist Church Community Market 8AM-1PM Central Bible Church Children’s Ministry Fellowship, 10AM-12PM Sub Zero Baseball 9 Year Old Tryouts,3PM at Lovett Road Park Karaoke, Caliente, 6-9PM See you at church!

SUNDAY 7/29:

MONDAY 7/30:

CHS 12th grade Orientation, 8-11AM As for Me and My House with Steve Johnson, 5:30-6:30PM Broadcast from Jambalaya House & on 1550 AM or on Central Now App

TUESDAY 7/31:

CHS 11th grade Orientation, 7:30-10:30AM CHS 10th grade Orientation, 11:30-2:30PM AARP 50+ Driving Refresher Course, Lane RMC, call 654-LANE to register, 8:30AM-1:30PM Baby Care Basics, Lane RMC, call 654-LANE to register, 6:30PM The Central Chamber C-4 Power Hour with Ron Erickson/Matt Price, 5:30-6:30p Broadcast from Cafe Delphi & on 1550 AM or on Central Now App

WEDNESDAY 8/1:

Galilee Baptist Academy K-8th grade Registration, 8AM-3PM Art League of Central, Exhibit begins, Central Library CMS 8th grade Orientation, CMS Gymnasium, 6PM The Central Speaks Radio Hour with Dave Freneaux, 5:30-6:30PM Broadcast from Menchie’s & on 1550 AM or on Central Now App

THURSDAY 8/2:

Central Speaks hits the streets and mailboxes Galilee Baptist Academy K-8th grade Registration, 8AM-3PM Tight Knit Group, 4PM-6PM, Central Library CMS 7th grade Orientation, CMS Gymnasium, 6PM Sid Edwards Show, 5:30-6:30 PM Broadcast from Zoe’s Pizza & on 1550 AM or on Central Now App Central Community Theatre Presents: Thoroughly Modern Millie, Manship Theatre, 7PM


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Local Boy Scout Troop Visits Cimarron, New Mexico Submitted by Scoutmaster Matthew T. Byland

Wittenberg) brought along registered a total It was a trip thats 139 miles traveled by the planning stages started end of day 12. With sheer in 2010. A trip to the exhaustion approaching pinnacle of Scouting’s at the end of one 21 mile selection of high day that climbed and adventure bases. A 12 day dropped over 2 different adventure at Philmont mountain passes, the Scout Reservation at troop made it to their Cimarron, New Mexico. scheduled destination 8 youth and 3 Adults with the aid of flashlights embarked on June 9th and crashed for the night for New Mexico. Taking to wake up to technical advantage of an early rock climbing. Other start, we visited Carlsbad events included black Caverns, Roswell Alien powder weapons to shoot, country, Bandelier Tomahawk throws, National Monument, and mountain man Cliff dwellings, and rendezvous, wrangling, Los Alamos National and branding. The list Laboratory. A slow trip was endless with barely up enabled a bunch of time to accomplish those Louisiana Flatlanders we had scheduled. to begin acclimating to Philmont cannot be the hills, mountains and explained to anyone altitudes. We were soon Philmont Crew – 2012 – Troop 13 Participants – Central, Louisiana. who has never been. It, to face our departure day From Left Top- Matthew Terrio, Advisor- Kermit Wittenberg, Crew leader- Orrin Byland, Ad- like many other events, to the back country on visor – Matt Byland, Zane Byland must be experienced. To June 14. From left- bottom-Advisor Mark Terrio, Louis Wittenberg, Justin Blanchard (Philmont ranger all who have treaded its The trip we were rocky slopes, forested – Ryan Petrie) Jared Anders, Sawyer Scott, Lucas Byland selected for was listed peaks, and sheer canyon between 75 to 350 calories per encounter). We traversed the as a 78 mile, 10 day trek and walls, to those who have rested mile. The trail food accounted for entire length of Philmont strenuous. Include on average 1.5 pounds per person/ per day. reservation from the northwest in its quiet glades and soaked a 30 to 50 lb. backpack and Forget the math, it was awesome. tip at Baldy Mountain and down your tired feet in the Cimarron, elevation changes of 8000 to Crew participants were dazzled to Rayado, home of Kit Carson. the Cimarroncito or the Rayado 12,500 feet and you may be by unbelievable vistas, abundant Yes, it was 78 miles as a crow rivers, to all Scouts who have able to comprehend the calories wildlife (elk, bear, antelope, flies but the small pedometer gone before us, we salute you! burned which were probably mule deer, and one rattlesnake that one of our adults (Kermit WE MADE IT!

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Healthy Recipe: Cookie Dough Frosty Shake Submitted by Rachel F. Johnson

On the way back from a mini vacation, my husband and I stopped at a local deli for a nice lunch before returning home. While gushing over the veggie sandwiches, lemon kale soup and pink lady apples, my husband asked me, “With so much good food out there, why do you think so many people choose to eat food that is bad for them?” My answer was simple: a lot of people don’t know that there are so many great-tasting, good foods out there! Kids are raised on chicken nuggets and mac n’ cheese and then, when they turn 12, we somehow expect their taste buds to suddenly change to craving broccoli and spinach, which is not very realistic. So, in order to get children, and adults, to eat healthier, I try to switch out some well-known, favorite foods with healthier replacements. Sometimes, my recipes completely flop, but other times, you can’t even taste the difference! Here is my take on a Cookie Dough Frosty Shake! BANANA SOFT SERVE • 3 Bananas • ¼ cup skim milk Peel bananas and break into 1-inch chunks. Put in Ziploc bag. Freeze entire bag at least 24 hours. When ready, place bananas in blender, pour in milk and pulse until smooth. You may have to stop and scrape the bananas off the side of the blender occasionally. When smooth consistency is reached, scoop out into cup or bowl to enjoy! • 1 ½ cups Old Fashioned Oats • 1 cup Whole Natural Almonds • 3 Tbsp. Unsalted Butter • 3 Tbsp. Honey • 2 Tbsp. Skim milk • 1 ripe banana, mashed • 1 tsp. Pure Vanilla Extract • ½ tsp. Salt • ½ cup Dark Chocolate Chips In a food processor or high speed blender, grind Old Fashioned oats to a fine oat flour and place in large mixing bowl. Repeat the process with the almonds. Stir the almond flour and oat flour together and set aside. In small pot, melt butter (Earth Balance). Add the honey and milk (Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk is a great non-dairy alternative) and simmer until all ingredients are combined. Turn off heat. Add mashed banana, vanilla extract and salt. Stir to combine. Pour the wet ingredients over the dry into the large mixing bowl. Stir well. Place in the freezer for 10 minutes to cool down and firm up. Remove from freezer and stir in Dark Chocolate Chips. Roll into small balls (about ½ Tbsp. dough in each) and place back in freezer. Make banana soft serve (recipe listed above) and pour into glass or bowl. Stir in 3 cookie dough balls that have been broken into small pieces. Enjoy your healthy frozen treat!

Local Team Sports Opportunities Zoar Baptist Church is now registering for upward flag football and soccer. Please try to enroll this month. Games will begin after Labor Day. Forms can be picked up at church office. For more info call Chad Rizzutto at 572-7585.

Sub Zero Baseball 9 year olds will hold tryouts on July 28th, 3:00 at Lovett Rd Park. We are looking to build a AAA/ Major class tournament team for the 2012/2013season.Formoreinformation, please contact Allen Walls 225-5739444, Marc Walls 225-405-6077 or email subzerobaseball@yahoo.com

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Be Alert to the Dangers of Poisonous Plants This Summer Submitted by Taylor Rainey

In Louisiana, it’s nearly impossible to avoid coming into contact with poison ivy, poison oak, and poison sumac plants. These plants result in a rash for those allergic to them, caused by a chemical in the sap. According to the Louisiana Heart, Lung and Vascular Center, about 50%-70% of people are sensitized to this chemical and are, therefore, allergic. Virtually everyone will eventually become sensitized if repeatedly exposed. The allergic reactions to poison ivy, oak, and sumac occur when sensitized people come in contact with urushiol oil. This oil is found in the roots, stems, leaves, and fruit of the plant. This oil is released if the plant is damaged or bruised. If not washed, oil from these plants may stay potent for years on clothing, tools, toys, and other items, especially in dry conditions. Sensitized people are at risk if they: • Work or play in wooded areas during the spring, summer, and fall • Touch pets or animals that have come in contact with these plants • Handle clothes or objects that have come in contact with these plants • Are exposed to the smoke of these plants if they are burned The main symptom of poison oak, ivy, or sumac is an intensely itchy, red rash. The rash appears within 2472 hours of exposure to the oil. The rash often appears streaked and may develop into oozing blisters. The oozing material will not sensitize others, but the skin rash may cause discomfort. It is not serious, though, and usually resolves on its own in 1-2 weeks. However, you should contact a doctor right away if you are highly sensitive or have the following symptoms:

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Swelling of the face or throat Rash on the genitals Swelling or rash that covers more than one third of your body • Rapidly spreading rash • Signs of a bacterial infection, such as pain, increased redness, or pus If you have been exposed to poison ivy, oak, or sumac, wash your entire body immediately. You can reduce your chance of getting a rash if you wash thoroughly with soap and water within 10-15 minutes of exposure. Using alcohol and water, wash all clothes, tools, and shoes that were in contact with the plant. One small study shows that cleaning with the oil-removing compound “Goop” or the poison-ivy prevention substance “Tecnu” is more effective than using soap alone. All three treatments reduced the occurrence of skin rash by more than 50% following contact. If a rash develops, the itching and blisters will usually disappear in 7-14 days without treatment. Treatment to reduce discomfort includes: • Cool compresses with water or whole milk • Oral antihistamines • Over-the-counter medications: • Calamine lotion • Zinc oxide or baking soda (to dry oozing blisters) • Diluted aluminum acetate solution (Burow's solution) • Steroid medications: • Cortisone creams—can relieve symptoms and may also shorten the duration of the rash These are available over-the-counter (much weaker) and by prescription. • Oral corticosteroids—may be prescribed in severe cases If you are diagnosed with a rash from poison ivy, oak, or sumac, follow your doctor's instructions. For more information, visit www. lacvmd.com.

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For Sale: Red rider toddler bike $15 cwrizz@gmail.com

For Sale: 2 ficus trees. $20 each cwrizz@gmail.com

For Rent: 3BR Vacation Cabin in Gatlinburg, TN, $550 per week. Some restrictions apply. Call 261-9192 or 936-6519

For sale: Sport Court for outdoor For Sale: Beautifully made, stunning basketball court. 50’X40’- Green wedding dress. $300. Excellent and maroon. Great shape. 324-6022. condition! Call 328-6980. Blackwater United Methodist Church is receiving resumes for the full time position of Church Secretary. Interested persons should send their resume to Blackwater UMC, 10000 Blackwater Rd., Baker, LA 70714 Attn. Marie or email to marie@blackwaterumc. org. Resumes will be received through July 25th. Persons applying should have a warm and friendly personality, neat appearance, good communication skills, computer and office machine skills and a strong desire to work at a church.

To place ads, e-mail Classifieds@CentralSpeaks.com.


CentralSpeaks.com Print Edition • Thursday, July 19, 2012

CHS BAND CAMP SCHEDULE DATE

TIME

MEMBERS

July 17 July 23 July 24

6:00-8:00 8:00-5:00 8:-12:00 5:00-7:00 7:00-8:00

July 25 July 26-27 July 30-August 2 August 3

8:00-5:00 8:00-5:00 8:00-5:00 8:00-4:00 5:00-6:00 6:00

full band auxiliary & drumline auxiliary & drumline full band full band meeting, with parents auxiliary & drumline full band full band full band end-of-camp potluck premier show community invited

Tyler and Jamie Owen Welcome Son Jagger Ty Tyler and Jamie (Ard) Owen of Central are proud to announce the birth of their son Jagger Ty. He was born on July 2nd, 2012 at 8:36 a.m. at Woman's Hospital in Baton Rouge, LA. He weighed 9 pounds 10.9 ounces and was 21 inches long. He was welcomed home by big sister Tatum. Grandparents are Ben and Rhonda Ard, Kayren Owen and Craig and Starr Owen.

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Kittens Perform Well at All Star Camp

Submitted by Mrs. Eskola

The CHS Kittens attended American All Star Camp at SLU from June 11-14. They received a superior on their home routine, a superior on their team camp performance and second runner up camp champion. Congratulations to the Kittens! Come see them perform at the Wildcat home football games this year.


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Autumn O’Banion and Chad Felps Welcome Daughter Braelyn Grace Felps

Braelyn Grace Felps was born March 28, 2012 at 3:32 p.m. She weighed 7 pounds 3 ounces, and was 20 inches long. Proud parents are Autumn O’Banion and Chad Felps. She was welcomed into the world by her grandparents Susan and Louis Pearson of Zachary, Ronnie Felps of Central, Carrie Stuckey of Central, and Jim O’Banion of Denham Springs; great-grandfather Huey Stuckey of Central; and many family members and friends Special thanks to the staff of Lane Regional Medical Center for the excellent care and service they provided.

Ravin Tarver and Robby Bonvillian Wed at Nottoway Plantation Ravin Blair Tarver and Robby James Bonvillain, both of Central, were married in a 6:30 p.m. ceremony June 2 at Nottoway Plantation. Pastor Daniel Bonvillain officiated. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Cayce Tarver, of Central, and Ms. Lisa Wright, of Baton Rouge. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Cayce Tarver, of Central, Mrs. Faye Smith Wright & the late Mr. John Raymond Wright, of Baton Rouge. The bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Rodney James Bonvillain, of Central. He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Richard, of Central, and Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Keesing, of Jackson. The bride was attended by her maid of honor, Ariel Elizabeth Deville and matron of honor, MacKenzie Deshotel Sanders. Bridesmaids were Angela Walker Brady, Jessica Lingoni, Katelyn Elizabeth Slay and Tiffany Lenee Whitehead. Junior bridesmaids were Madaline Ashleigh Tarver and Katherine Cayce Tarver. Flower girl was Cecilia Louise Sanders. The bridegroom was attended by his best man, Matthew Key LeBlanc. Groomsmen were Casey Conrad Harrison, Jarrod Seth Whitehead, Justin Lee Brady, Justin Girod Roubique and Richard Wayne Verzwyvelt. Ushers were Adam Glenn Miley and Timmy Michael Amorello. Ring bearer was Toby Ray Richard. A reception took place at Nottoway Planation. Following a wedding trip to Ocho Rios, Jamaica, the couple will reside in Baton Rouge.


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Jewell & Barbara Wilson Debra Seguin and Celebrate 60 years of Marriage Christopher Traina to Exchange Vows on July 21st

Submitted by Tara Kitchens

Debra Elaine Seguin and Christoper Joseph Traina will marry on July 21st, 2012 at The Bennett House in Zachary, Louisiana. The bride elect is a Certified Personal Trainer and Manager of Zachary Snap Fitness. The groom is the Director of the Winn Dixie in Zachary, Louisiana. After the wedding, the couple will honeymoon in Gatlinburg, Tennessee.

Central High's class of 2002 10 year reunion will be held on August 17, 2012 at De La Rhode Hall (320 Third St., Suite 201 Baton Rouge, LA 70801) at 7:30 p.m. For more information, we have a website: chsclassof2002.wordpress.com and email: chswildcat2002@yahoo.com. To get the best prices, please visit the website. We hope to see you there!

The Wilsons were honored with a “Day Of Celebration” in New Orleans. This day was no ordinary day. The Day of Celebration started early at Franks Restaurant in Gonzales. Following breakfast, they were chauffeured to New Orleans where the riverboat Natchez escorted them down the Mississippi for a two hour tour. Upon disembarking from the riverboat, they were escorted to The Café Maspero, where they enjoyed a rare combination of superb Louisiana fare served in a lush New Orleans setting. Following lunch, a buggy ride was provided to enjoy the sights and sounds of New Orleans. Before concluding the Day of Celebration they were served beignets from Café DuMonde where they received applause from the crowd. They were ushered back home to kick back in their La-Z-Boys and know they are loved. Congratulations! From: Son, Mark Wilson and wife Jackie— grandchildren Sydney & Micah Wilson and Great grandson Austin. Son, Scotty Wilson and wife Cherie—grandchildren Brady and Cole Wilson. Daughter, Brenda McClure—Grandson- Trey and wife Trish McClure—great grandchildren Emmy and Drew McClure, GrandsonTodd and Wife Hedi McClure, great grandchildren Maverick, Ryann, Riley, & Madden McClure, Grandson Tanna and wife Kaley McClure and Baby on the way.


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Lindsey McKey and Blake Martin Wed at The Oakleigh House Lindsey McKey and Blake Martin were married in an evening ceremony on March 3 at The Oakleigh House in Denham Springs. The bride is the daughter of Todd and Stephanie McKey of Zachary. She is the granddaughter of Deloris Rushing of Zachary, Patricia Barthe of Zachary and Herman McKey of Denham Springs. The groom is the son of Greg and Tina Martin of Central. He is the grandson of Bill and Francine Lewis and Joan Bardwell and the late Charles Bardwell of Central. The bride was attended by her Maid of Honor, Katelyn McKey. Bridesmaids were Ashley Serrett, Sarah Dejean, Melissa Lavergne, Jennifer Reitzell, and Jennifer Hodges. Flowergirls were Berkley Reitzell and Bella Pellissier. The groom was attended by his Best Men, Greg Martin and Corey Martin. Groomsmen were Kade Lipscomb, Josh Winkler, Matt Raborn and Ryan McKey. A reception took place after the ceremony. Following a wedding trip to Mexico, the couple resides in Central.

Ashley Lively and Ryan Boyle to Wed in New Orleans Ashley Lynn Lively, of Baton Rouge, and Ryan Powers Boyle, of Eldersburg, Md., will marry in a 2 p.m. ceremony Sept. 1 at The Church of the Immaculate Conception in New Orleans. The bride-elect is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Michael Lively, of Baker. She is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Blanchard and the late Mr. and Mrs. Fred Lively. The bride-elect is a graduate of Redemptorist High School and LSU. She is a first grade teacher at Tanglewood Elementary School. Her fiance is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Brian Boyle, of Eldersburg. He is the grandson of Theresa Boyle, the late Charles Boyle, Emily Powers and the late William Powers. He is a graduate of Loyola Blakefied High School, The Catholic University of America and Tulane University Law School.


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Send your news, announcements, and photos to Beth@CentralSpeaks.com for publishing free of charge! CAR CARE

Hunt’s Tire & Car Care

Central-Owned by Les & Charlene Hunt 10440 Greenwell Springs Road Between Monterrey & Sherwood 272-7404

SHOP CENTRAL FIRST $75/MONTH UP TO 5 LINES

NOTARY

Hooper Road Notary Cindy L. Hawkins Across the Street from Capital One 13366 Hooper Road #A1 993-4298

CARPET/TILE CLEANING

FENCES

HOUSE CLEANING

PAINTING

Bayou Steam

D & R Fence

House Cleaning by Jane

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DIRT WORK

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LAWN CARE

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Ceramic - Wood - Laminate - Carpet - Vinyl We Specialize in Job Built Showers Serving Central for Over 30 Years All Work Guaranteed 225-235-8102

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WE FINANCE!! WANT TO REMODEL YOUR

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LAWN CARE

TREE SERVICE

Simple Electric

Chiasson Co., LLC.

Progressive Lawn Maint. LLC

Audubon Tree Service

Licensed, Insured & Bonded Any Size Job - 30 Yrs Experience Central Owned Business 921-2633

Remodeling, additions, home repairs, Outdoor kitchens, window & door install Free Est. Call Matt 225.806.9127 www.chiassonconstruction.com

Owned & Operated by Firemen All Your Lawn Maintenance Needs Including Bush Hogging & Tractor Work Scott: 931-7876 Josh: 485-7078

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Licensed & Insured Arborist Free Estimates 225-270-7250


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In Memoriam: Charles Wilford Dougherty Annual Golf Scramble Raises Funds wife Debbie, Ronald Dougherty for Central Chamber of Commerce and wife Pam, daughter Sheri

"As the deer pants for streams of water, so I long for you, oh God." Psalms 42:1 An avid sportsman, hunter and life long resident of Central, Charles Wilford Dougherty was born February 12, 1927 and passed away July 17, 2012. He retired from ExxonMobil in 1986 with 39 years service. During World War II, he proudly served his country in the United States Naval Transport Division, evacuating our prisoners of war home. Charles received an Honorable Discharge, February 27, 1947. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Frankie Forbes Dougherty, sons Kenneth Dougherty and

Dougherty Davis and husband Eric; nine grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, brother Alvie E.Dougherty,Jr., sister, Earline Spurgeon Noble, and sister-in-law, Evelyn Campbell. Preceding him in death were his son, Larry Charles Dougherty, granddaughter, Casey Nicole Dougherty, parents, Alvie E. Dougherty, Jr. and Olive Noble Dougherty and brother Gordon Winton Dougherty. Visitation will be held at Green Oaks Funeral Home, Thursday, July 19, 2012, between the hours of 5:00-9:00 P.M. Visitation will continue Friday, July 20, 2012 at Zoar Baptist Church, 11848 Hooper Road, from 9:00-11:00 A.M. Funeral service begins at 11:00. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Pallbearers will include: Cody Dougherty, Eric Davis, Todd Denham, Paul-Michael Fryday, Micah Robinson, Don Ray "Buck" Furr and Julius "Randy" Furr. His honorary Pall bearers will include all members of the Charles Dougherty Big Alabama Hunting Club. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Zoar Baptist Church Cemetery Fund.

Chamber Golf Tournament participants share a meal at The Bluffs

Photos from the City of Central Chamber of Commerce

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