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GREAT CITY Sullivan Hardware: A Piece of Central History July 26, 2012 • Daily News at

This week Sullivan Hardware celebrated a "Grand Re-Opening" under the ownership of Lance Butler. However, the story of one of Central's oldest establishments goes much farther back than Lance's 20 years with Sullivan's. It is fitting that the story of Sullivan Hardware be reprinted in the words of Ms. Lee Rome, long-time and current Central resident and a pillar of the Central Community. Ms. Lee is the daughter of Harry and Margaret Sullivan, the store's founders.

Old Sullivan Hardware Store Was Landmark By Lee Rome, c. 1983

The end of an era…an old Central landmark, the old Sullivan Hardware store was demolished last week. The store business was begun by John Harry and Margaret Sullivan in May, 1958. The Hardware store occupied one portion of the concrete block dairy and hog barn built by Mr. Sullivan just after World War II. Central was a very small community then. Sullivan Road was a narrow graveled farm to Market Road. Traffic on Sullivan Road was very light. This was before the supermarkets and the shopping centers. In order to purchase simple hardware items, it was necessary to travel at least eight miles. Central residents did not seem to mind the unorthodox structure, the leaking roof when it rained, or traveling the long gravel

The Original Sullivan Hardware, Established 1958

lane necessary to reach the store. As time went on, many items were added to the store’s inventory. The store name was changed to Sullivan Hardware and Building Supplies. A lumber shed was added. The Central residents could then purchase lumber, roofing, cement, sheetrock, paneling, door units, and corrugated tin, in addition to basic hardware, feed, and garden supplies. In about the year 1965, dry goods were added to include shoes, fabrics, sewing supplies, and clothing. A larger feed room with a raised floor to make it easier to unload feed trucks and to load merchandise was added to the south side of the building. Garden fertilizer was trucked in in large quantities. Since the area was predominantly rural, most area

Original ribbon cutting at the “new” and current location. Pictured (L-R) Mr. Harry Sullivan, Irvin Rome and Wife Lee Rome, and Doug Welborn

residents had a garden, a field crop, chickens, at least one milk cow, pigs, horses, and all of the usual farm animals. The next major addition came in the year 1975. Sullivan’s became a Western Auto franchise dealer. The lumber sheds were emptied and taken in as a part of the main store. Two sheds were added to the north side of the building to make a work area for mounting tires and making minor automobile repairs. Lawn mowers became big business for Sullivan’s. At one time, they became one of the largest Snapper mower dealers in the area. In 1982, the fire marshal felt the building was no longer safe. With the decision to move to the newer Sullivan Center, the store was divided into two businesses,

the hardware store and the TV & appliance center. Outdoor equipment was liquidated. The old building was leased twice to tenants operating lawn mower sales and service. Both businesses closed and the building has remained empty for the past two years. Many people who grew up in Central can remember shopping in the old store, whether it was for fabric, shoes, hardware, or bubble gum. Sullivan’s Ace Hardware is still operating in the newer location on Sullivan Road, but under new ownership. Sullivan’s TV and Appliances is now Sullivan’s Furniture, TV, & Appliances, still operated by Sullivan’s, still ever growing and expanding with the times.

Last Saturday’s Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting at Sullivan Hardware

CCF Coffee Hour Tonight: Singing and Storytelling Come out tonight, Thursday evening at 7PM at Central Perk to hear some of Central's elders tell stories of the Central community from before most of us were born. The Central Cultural Foundation is hosting the second "CCF Coffee Hour" and our

special guests are three long-time Central residents many of you will know well. The evening of Central Culture will kick off with a musical preview of "Thoroughly Modern Millie" by the Central Community Theatre. The

full production opens on August 2nd at the Manship Theater. So come out and enjoy a serving of Central Culture and a cup of coffee or dinner at Central Perk, corner of Sullivan and Greenwell Springs. There is no admission and dress is casual.


Thursday, July 26, 2012 • Print Edition

Olinde’s Celebrates Grand Opening

Letter to the Editor

Olinde’s furniture store celebrated the opening of a new mattress superstore in Central with a grand opening and ribbon cutting on Saturday. Olinde’s is a Louisiana company with locations in Baton Rouge and Lafayette. They have been providing furniture for Louisiana residents for over 120 years.

Attorneys Propose Lawsuit Over Water Quality By Dave Freneaux

A meeting was called by private citizens and held Tuesday immediately after Central's City Council meting to discuss "brown water" problems in Central. About 60 citizens attended and were told by attorneys Patrick Pendley and Charlotte McDaniel McGehee that a lawsuit would be filed against Parish Water Company on a contingency basis if citizens would sign contracts to engage the attorneys. Sign up sheets were passed around to gather contact information from interested citizens. The issue centers around citizens who experience periods where their water comes out with a brown coloration and sediment. Attorney Patrick Pendley, when asked what the goal of this effort is, stated "To get the water cleaned up and to get y'all some compensation for having to put up with this." Roland Jackson, Vice President of Operations for Parish Water Company, spoke at the meeting and explained the processes in place to keep the water quality good in Central. The company intends to increase and continue the flushing of the lines and is increasing water sampling in the Central area. Mr. Jackson acknowledged that the issue exists

but assured those gathered that the water is still safe, even when this issue occurs. Addressing the meeting last was Jake Causey, the Chief Engineer for the Office of Public Health in the State Department of Health and Hospitals. Causey explained the source of "brown water" issues and detailed the testing processes in place to detect health hazards. He further shared that lead and copper monitoring that was slated to occur in 2013 has been rescheduled and will likely take place next month, but no unacceptable levels of these elements have been found in Central's water supply. The DHH continues to take fresh samples at all wells. Mr. Causey explained that while "brown water" may be unacceptable, the naturally occurring minerals such as manganese which can discolor water are not regulated as a primary contaminant and are not considered to be a health issue by the DHH. Central Speaks has requested to be kept updated on the progress of this effort and will report any new information as it becomes available. For clarification, Parish Water Company is a private entity not associated with the City of Central.

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An Open Letter to “Missy” Dear “Missy”, I know that you treasure the street sign with your name on it that you proudly display on your bedroom wall, and I understand that your boyfriend presented it to you as a sign of his undying love, but we the residents of Missy Court in Oak Cluster subdivision would appreciate its return to our neighborhood. In an emergency, when mere seconds can make the difference between life and death, emergency responders do not need to be delayed because they cannot locate our small street. Our families would greatly appreciate the return of the sign, and in return, we will furnish your boyfriend with one gallon of John Deere green paint so that he can again proudly express his love of you on a water tower or overpass of your choosing. Bo Stepp - Missy Court Resident Editor’s Note: Central Speaks got a call from Central’s Chief Executive Officer, David Barrow, Monday morning, about two hours after this Letter to the Editor was published on-line at A citizen had seen the article and remembered seeing the “Missy Court” sign at the Live Oak Ball Park in Watson. Mr. Barrow rode over to the park and found the sign right where the caller had seen it. The sign was restored to it’s rightful place on the pole on Missy Court by 10AM Monday. Many thanks to the citizen who tipped Central off to the location of the sign, as each sign costs about $100 to replace. This is actually the second time in the past few days that a citizen has contacted Mr. Barrow about a found street sign.

Orientation Schedule at New School Facility Central Middle School Orientation • 8th Grade Students & Parents report Monday, August 6th at 6PM • Enter the campus from Devall Road, park in the Gym parking lot and report to the Gym • 7th Grade Students & Parents report Tuesay, August 7th at 6PM • Enter the campus from Devall Road, park in the Gym parking lot and Report to the Gym • 6th Grade Students & Parents report Wednesday, August 8th at 6PM • Enter the campus from Devall Road, park in the Gym parking lot and report to the Gym Central Intermediate School • 5th Grade Students & Parents report Monday, August 6th at 6PM Enter the campus from Devall Road, park in the South parking lot and report to the Cafeteria • 4th Grade Students & Parents report Tuesday, August 7th at 6PM Enter the campus from Devall Road, park in the South parking lot and report to the Cafeteria • 3rd Grade Students & Parents report Wednesday, August 8th at 6PM Enter the campus from Devall Road, park in the South parking lot and report to the Cafeteria

CITY 3 Print Edition • Thursday, July 26, 2012

Property Taxes Rolled Back By Dave Freneaux

The Central Community School Board voted Monday night to allow property tax millages in Central to be reduced as provided by state law. Each four years when property values are re-assessed and usually raised, taxing districts such as the Central School District could benefit from increased revenues due to the higher property values. State law provides that unless the System votes to "roll forward" the existing property tax rates, they automatically reduce to maintain the current level of total taxes in spite of the increased property values. The Central Community School System did have the right to allow property taxes to remain at the old levels, which would have generated an additional $361,000 per year in revenue for the school system. While there are financial needs in the school system, some people have come to believe that generating additional

revenue by allowing property tax rates to remain at pre-reassessment levels could be viewed as a new tax, and that such actions should only be taken with a vote of the taxpayers. Others maintain that leaving property taxes at their established rates simply provides a mechanism for the funding of the School System to be maintained as the cost of living rises. In Monday's public hearing concerns were expressed about several financial needs of the School System. There is an immediate need to fund an addition to the high school, which is overcrowded and is getting by through the addition of temporary classrooms. The issues of teacher pay raises and unfunded future retirement liabilities also loom in the School System's future. These issues may eventually need to be brought to the taxpayers for consideration, but rolling forward property taxes will not be a part of the solution.

Board of Adjustments Meeting Tonight PUBLIC NOTICE The City of Central Board of Adjustments will hold a public hearing on July 26, 2012 at 5:00pm at Kristenwood Meeting Facility, 14025 Greenwell Springs Rd, Central, LA 70739 to consider the following item(s): BOA-14-12 This property is located at 16607 Canter Court of Forest Glen Estates Subdivision. The applicant request the Board of Adjustment to grant a waiver of Section 9.201 A (1) of the Unified Development Code to allow an accessory building that exceeds 1,000 square feet in the A1 Single Family Zoning District. The applicant requests to build a 1,640 square feet accessory structure. The applicant is Tim Barbay.

Contractor Law Change Affects Roofers Effective August 1, home improvement contractors who are performing residential work in excess of $1,500 and not over $75,000 must be registered with the State Licensing Board for Contractors and must provide proof of general liability insurance and carry worker’s comp. insurance. The old law was $7,500 to $75,000. This new law will affect small maintenance jobs around people's homes. For example, many roofing contractors will now be subject to this new law. Many of their jobs are less than $7,500 and exempt under the old law, but will now require a license. The new law also includes specific requirements for contracts, deposits and the right to cancel contracts for roofing jobs paid for with insurance proceeds.


In the July 12th edition of Central Speaks, there was an article introducing Central's newest restaurant, Me'Pa's Diner. We put the incorrect business hours in this article. The correct hours are: Tuesday-Friday 5:30AM-2:30PM, Saturday 7:00AM-2:00PM, Sunday Brunch 8:00AM-2:00PM. Me'Pa's is closed on Mondays. You can contact the restaurant at 400-9912.


Thursday, July 26, 2012 • Print Edition

CALENDAR 5 Print Edition • Thursday, July 26, 2012


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 CCF Coffee Hour, Central Perk, 7PM

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


Magnolia Square Farmer’s Market, 8AM-12PM Magnolia Square Christmas in July, 8AM-4PM 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


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


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


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 Live Music, Caliente Mexican Craving, 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


Galilee Baptist Academy K-8th grade Registration, 8AM-3PM Paint-In, 9:30 AM at Magnolia Methodist CMS 6th grade Orientation, CMS Gymnasium, 6PM Kandiland with Kandi Jones, 5:30-6:30PM Broadcast from Romero’s @ Joor & Lovett & on 1550 AM or Central Now App Central Community Theatre Presents: Thoroughly Modern Millie, Manship Theatre, 7PM


Magnolia United Methodist Church Community Market 8AM-1PM CPS Sports Team Photos for Softball, JV/V Football, and Spirit, 9AM Central Community Theatre Presents: Thoroughly Modern Millie, Manship Theatre, 2PM Lady Katz 10U Tryouts, Lovett Rd Park, 6PM

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Three sweet, loving, and good natured puppies, in need of a good home. They are 7 weeks old, two silver one black. Mother is a registered silver labrador retriever. Please call 235-4008.

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Thursday, July 26, 2012 • ANNOUNCEMENTS Print Edition11

CAPA Corner: Words of Encouragement from the Central Area Pastor’s Association If I were to be honest, I would have to admit that I am a lazy person at times. I want a car that runs properly, but I don’t want to get under the hood to change the oil. So, I take it to the mechanics to do the work. I want a beautiful flower bed, but when I see the heat, I take another sip of sweet tea and flip the channel. I desire the benefits of hard work, but many times I am not willing to pay the price that those benefits will require. I want blessings to come to me, but I’m not willing to sacrifice to receive them. This attitude probably won’t hurt us much when it comes to our car care, but when it comes to our spiritual walk, there is a price that is required to receive the benefits of a close walk with God. No, I am not saying that you can earn your way to grace or by doing a specific list of things it will make you any closer to

God. The price required is much deeper than that. Paul clues us in to what the price is in Philippians 3:7-11. He explains that a call to follow after Christ is a call to die. If we are to experience the new life that Christ offers and share with him in the resurrection, we will have to give up the old life that we so desperately cling to. The old life where we call the shots, we live to please ourselves, and we pursue our own goals must be destroyed and buried with Christ so the new life that he desires can be received. Just as that flower bed will not flourish without the sacrifice of your time and energy, a walk with God will not grow or flourish without the sacrifice of your heart! This is the cost of being a disciple of Christ! Are you willing to pay the price? Jason Allen, First Baptist Central

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The Rizzutto family got to recently celebrate the 17th birthday of their beloved beagle, Dan. He was 5 years old when they adopted him from Petsmart in 2000. Since he was 5 and already named, the name Dan stayed. He was named for Old Dan from the book Where the Red Fern Grows. His sister was Lil Ann, and they were hunting beagles. Someone adopted Ann, and Dan was still there for Chad and Jennifer to adopt. He has been the best pet one could ever ask for. The perfect dog for their 3 kids, Braxton, Hayden , and Ella. If your pet is even older than Dan, let us know! Send us a photo and a caption to

Don't miss out on a great opportunity to advertise your business! We are selling ads for the Central High School Football Program Book. If anyone is interested, please contact Stacey Cazes at 235-2097 or email For technical questions regarding the submission of your ad, email Michael Spangler at You may also mail your completed ad to Michael Spangler, 15623 Wax Rd, Central LA 70818. Make checks payable to CHS Football. Thank you for your support! Deadline is August 10th. Prices are as follows: • Color Front Inside Cover ..$1500.00 • Color Back Outside Cover $1000.00 • Color Back Inside Cover ...$750.00 • Full Page ............................$300.00 • Half Page ...........................$150.00 • Quarter Page ......................$100.00 • Business Card ....................$75.00 CHURC Print Edition • Thursday, July 26, 2012

The Book on Coach Sid Central High School football coach and local legend Sid Edwards received some much deserved recognition on the state-wide level last week. In “Louisiana Sports Legends and Heroes—Leaving a Legacy,” a book recently published by BIC Media Solutions, Edwards was one of the athletes and coaches honored for not just his work on the field of play, but also within his local community. A ceremony took place July 19 at the Lod Cook Alumni Center on Louisiana State University’s campus. Edwards was in attendance along with numerous other honorees, including former LSU baseball coach Skip Bertman; former LSU running back Billy Cannon; Olympic weightlifting coach Gayle Hatch; former LSU wide receiver Eddie Kennison; former LSU football players Gus, Brian and Todd Kinchen; and former LSU football player Ruffin Rodrigue. Edwards’ coaching accomplishments began at Catholic High School in Baton Rouge, where he had the opportunity to mentor former Florida State University and NFL running back Warrick Dunn. His first varsity head coaching job came in 1997 at Redemptorist High School where the team won back-to-back state championships in 2002 and 2003. After a two-year excursion at Menard High School in Alexandria and Jesuit High School in New Orleans, where he spent one year each, Edwards accepted the head coaching job at Central High School. His first stint as head coach with the Wildcats stretched from 2007-2009 where he was an impressive 30-7

and won two district championships. Following the 2009 season, Edwards stepped down to become athletic director for the City of Central School System. But Edwards’ passion for the game was too strong to stay away. He will return to the sidelines to lead the Wildcats again this fall. He has also been a community activist for many organizations. As coach of Central, Edwards had his football team wear pink bracelets for a Pink Game to support breast cancer awareness. His basketball team had pink uniforms as its promotion of the cause. He is also active with the Autism Society of Greater Baton Rouge.

Thursday, March 8, 2012 • CentralSpeaks.comCOMMUNITY Print Edition 7

Central Invited to Keep Louisiana Beautiful

Pictured above from left to right. Pam Wilson, Dee Gerbrecht (Central Bloomers), Juanita Ross ( Central Chamber of Commerce), Jean Barnard (Central Bloomers) Leigh Harris (Keep Louisiana Beautiful) Joan Lansing (Central City Beautification chair) Alex Peairs (Central Leadership for Tomorrow). Seated ,Bo Sheridan (Central Leadership for Tomorrow) Ann Watts (Council on Aging) Submitted by Dee Gerbrecht

Central Bloomers hosted Leigh Harris from Keep Louisiana Beautiful as well as City of Central Representatives at the July meeting held at the home of Dee Gerbrecht. After a tour of Dee Gerbrecht and Jean Barnard’s gardens, Ms. Harris gave an informative lecture on the Keep Louisiana Beautiful Organization and the role all citizens play in the efforts to eliminate litter. It is important for us all to remember everyone has a part to play in

keeping our city litter free. Take some time, start small with your area or neighborhood. As people see the progress it can inspire them to do the same. An invitation from Keep Louisiana Beautiful was extended for The City of Central to join in these efforts. This is the beginning of a united campaign to “Keep Central Beautiful.” Refreshments were served by Mary Legendre, Ginger Box, Brenda Thevenet, Carolyn Lucas, Pam Wilson and Jean Barnard.

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Thursday, July 26, 2012 • Print Edition

The Townsends: Living The Life They’ve Always Wanted A paid business spotlight

My name is Rocky Townsend, and I am an avid golfer. In fact, I’d say that golf is my recreational passion, so I play it as often as I can. When I'm not playing golf I watch it on television or read about it in magazines. Over the last few years I have read an increasing number of articles about the growing number of golfers who have personal trainers and are actively involved in circuit training or personalized exercise programs. I have also noticed on television that professional golfers seem to be in better physical condition. Even though I am 56 years old, and I was not in great shape at the time, I decided to check into this trend to see if it would make a difference in my golf game. I started by setting up a consultation with Sarah at Body BaYou. I wanted to see if she could tell me what I needed to do in order to get in better shape, as well as to pinpoint what areas I could work on to improve my golf swing. After performing the Functional Movement Screening on me, Sarah found that I needed to strengthen my core, improve my stability and flexibility, and re-balance my overall strength because my right side was much stronger than my left side. She then designed an 8-week fitness program based on my body and with my specific goals in mind. As I went through the program, I found that I enjoyed working out more with each new week. I began to notice improvements in my overall fitness levels by week 3, and once I completed the 8-week program I was significantly stronger and had more stamina. My core was also much stronger, and the flexibility in my hip and shoulder rotation had improved quite a bit. Due to these

improvements, my golf swing was naturally much smoother and easier than before. In fact, I am now hitting the ball farther than I ever thought possible! My handicap has even dropped by 4 strokes due to the increased distance I am now hitting! The guys I golf with have asked how I suddenly started playing better, and I give the credit to Sarah at Body BaYou. With a new understanding of my body’s overall fitness, I continue to workout and now enjoy my favorite past time more than ever! If you want to be in better condition and play better golf, talk to Sarah at Body BaYou! She helped me and I’m sure she can help you!

My name is Jere Townsend, and I am 54 years old. My husband Rocky and I both had very different goals when we came to Body BaYou. While Rocky was mostly seeking an improvement in his golf game, I was looking for help based on my doctor’s advice. I needed to find a fitness program that would strengthen my back, shoulders, and thighs in order to take pressure off my knees. I had very little strength in my entire body due to having surgery on my back, repairs to both rotator cuffs, and arthritis in my knees and feet. I needed to find a fitness program that could be built around my specific strengths and weaknesses. Body BaYou’s expertise in this is what led me to start training with Sarah. When I first started working with Sarah I could barely hold a plank position. In the six months since then, I have become stronger than I thought was possible! Now, not only can I hold a plank position, I can also do push-ups on the floor (not push-ups on your knees…real push-ups)! I am doing exercises and movements that I thought were long gone because of my age and physical ailments, and I am still getting stronger every month! My doctors have been impressed with the strength and movement that has returned to my back and shoulders, not to mention the fact that I’ve lost 40 pounds and more than 38 inches! Joining Body BaYou was truly one of the best decisions I have ever made! Don’t let the excuse of physical ailments keep you from living the life you’ve always wanted. Contact Sarah at Body BaYou, you won’t regret it! Visit to get started!

SPORTS 9 Print Edition • Thursday, July 26, 2012

CHS Athletes Receive EKGs Local Father and Son Place On July 17th and 19th, medical professionals from Jump Start First in Bowling Tournament Your Heart and Baton Rouge EMS were at Central High to perform echocardiograms, or EKGs, on CHS athletes. An Echocardiogram is a test of the heart that normally costs $700, but was made available for a $20 registration fee at Central High. Jump Start Your Heart is a non-profit organization whose goal is to screen young athletes for potentially life threatening cardiovascular conditions, including Hypertrophic CardioMyopathy, or HCM, which is a leading cause of sudden cardiac death in young athletes. It is a disease of the heart muscle that goes undetected in a normal physical exam. Thanks goes out to coordinator Allison Porche, Coach Bryan Hutson, and the entire CHS Athletic Department and School Administration for helping make this possible.

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On May 20th, Alex LeDuff and his Father, Rod, participated in the Louisiana Qubica Family Tournament at All Star Lanes in Baton Rouge. They had qualified during League play in the early part of the year for this honor. Only the top bowlers in each youth league could compete. The Divisions were Adult Youth, Adult Teen, Parent Youth, and Parent Teen. Alex and Rod took First Place in the Parent Youth division. It earned Alex an extra $400.00 in scholarship money in his Grand Prix Scholarship Fund. Placing First in this tournament allows them to compete in Jupiter, Florida in the National Family Tournament in July. Pictured are Rod, Alex, and Sarah Leduff.

STIX 12AAA will be holding group/individual tryouts through August and September for our fall/spring team. We are based out of the Denham Springs/Central area. Our 2013 season will consist of many tournaments and will end with either Cooperstown or Disney. There is no tryout fee. For more information please call/text James Thode at 225-9214161 or

The LA Lady Katz 10U tournament team will hold tryouts on August 4th and 5th at 6:00 pm. Tryouts will be held at Lovett Rd Park. Please contact Marc Walls 405-6077 or Patrick “Dut” Bizette 276-6750 for more information.


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Thursday, July 26, 2012 • Print Edition

Ryan and Bo Sheridan Welcome Son Hayes Alan Ryan and Bo (Broome) Sheridan are proud to announce the birth of their son, Hayes Alan. He is welcomed home by his big brother and sister, Laine & Rylan. Hayes was born May 17, 2012 at Woman's Hospital at 11:37am. He weighed seven pounds, six ounces, and was 21 inches long. Proud grandparents are Robert and Phyllis Manno Sheridan of Baton Rouge, Wade Broome of Central, Bonnie Bergeron Broome of Central and Greatgrandparents Gwendolyn Shaffer Bergeron and Lloyd Funchess.

Kaycee Wagley and Adam Giglio to Wed at the Old State Capitol Kaycee Lane Wagley, of Central, and Adam Ernest Giglio, of Arabi, LA, will marry in a 6:30 p.m. ceremony August 4, 2012, at the Old State Capitol in Baton Rouge, LA. The bride-elect is the daughter of Richard and Debbie Wagley, of Central. She is the granddaughter of Laura Willis of Baker, Joyce Wagley of Baton Rouge (and the late Freeland Wagley), and Lovie Willis of Sunshine (and the late Dave Willis). The bride-elect is a graduate of Central High School and LSUHSC School of Dentistry. She is employed as a Dental Hygienist. Her fiancé is the son of Tommy and Judy Giglio of Arabi, LA. He is the grandson of Dora Williams of Metairie (and the late Olney Peter Williams), and the late Samuel and Antoinette Giglio of Arabi, LA. He is a graduate of Holy Cross High School and UNO. He is an Educator and High School Football Coach.


Parent’s Day Out looking for a teacher. High school diploma req - additional education a plus. Must love children, be caring, flexible, and dependable. Call Gina at 261-4013 or 261-4646. For Sale: 20699 Pride Baywood Rd, 2010 3bd/2ba mobile home, 1150 sqft, $65,000. Call 225.347.7408 or email

Joey, a young black and tan Dachshund mix, and Lola, a young brown Chihuahua, are both looking for their forever homes. If interested call Grace at 261-0594.

For Sale: nautilus full body workout machine NS 300 great condition $500 262-7579

For Sale: beautiful armoire with 32" tv $200 or without tv $100 262-7579 Garage Sale - 10738 Lovett Rd, Sat & Sun 8-6. Kitchen, Furniture, Crafts, Holiday Decorations, Teen clothes, & much more. FSBO: 7222 Conestoga, 4BR/3BA, 2.6 acres in Comite Hills, built in 2001, many upgrades. $329,900. Call 262-5150.

To place ads, e-mail 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 lessindividual items for sale, yard sales, free items, etc. Print Edition • Thursday, July 26, 2012

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Central City Pest Control

Landscaping & Tractor Work, Iron Fences/Gates CNC Metal Art. Free Estimates. 225-261-4189 225-939-3845

Central Owned & Operated Pest & Termite Residential, Commercial & Industrial 261-4112





Licensed & Insured Arborist Free Estimates 225-270-7250

Adam’s Dirt Work

General Sand & Gravel

Central Hair Saloon

Central Lawn Pro, LLC


Limestone, Gravel, Mason & Fill Sand, Riversilt, Crushed Concrete, Clay, T/S - Tractor Work VISA 261-3953 M/C

Family Hair Care locally owned & operated by Jessica Cox 13623 Hooper Rd., Ste. C1 Tue-Fri 9-4:30, Sat 9-12, 261-4247

Lawn Maintenance, New installation or renovation, Landscape, Hardscape Licensed and Insured 413-5028





Chiasson Co., LLC.

Progressive Lawn Maint. LLC


Simple Electric 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

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

KITCHEN OR BATH? Have a handicapped loved one? Or just want to remodel? WE HAVE FIXTURES, CALL TO COME BY SHOW ROOM! 262-1234



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