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Good News for a Great City • Daily News at CentralSpeaks.com •September 1, 2011

Let the Games Begin

Photo by Expressions Photography

Central High and Central Private football seasons have begun. This Friday, the Wildcats open their regular season with a home game against Istrouma at 7 PM in Wildcat Stadium. The Rebels are looking forward to their matchup against Silliman in an away game, also at 7:00. Mark your calendars for CP football’s return home on the 16th to face Parklane (7 PM).

Join the Mayor’s 100 Club to Support Blue Star Moms What is the Mayor’s 100 Club, and how can you help?

1. The Mayor’s 100 Club supports Blue Star/Gold Star Mothers of Central - an organization supporting our troops overseas. Blue Star Moms have a loved one serving overseas. Gold Star Moms have lost a loved one in combat. 2. $100 check or $100 worth of supplies, or more, may be sent or delivered to Mayor Mac Watts at 13421 Hooper Rd., Suite 8, City of Central, LA 70818. Please make checks payable to Blue Star Mothers of LA. A list of needed supplies is below. Please place supplies in sturdy boxes for handling. All cash donations are to aid in shipping charges as well as buying additional supplies needed for our troops. All donations are tax deductible. Any and all donations appreciated. 3. Businesses, churches, schools, etc. may want to send a package in the name of your organization. You may include a personal note in your package. 4. All donations need to be made by September 30, 2011. We hope to publish a list of all contributors at a later date. 5. What do you get for joining the Mayor’s Club? You get the heartfelt satisfaction of helping our young men and women overseas and to let them know they are in our prayers and that we appreciate their sacrifices for our country. We remember the men and women who stand in the gap between the free world and those who wish to destroy it. Bless those who currently serve, those who have served, and most especially those who never return. Supplies needed (SMALL SIZES PLEASE) include: Lip Balm; Medicated Foot Powder; Shoe Inserts; Antibiotic Ointment; Anti-itch Ointment; Muscle Pain Ointment; Eye Drops; Eyeglass Wipes; Mouthwash; Toothpaste; Deodorant (non-aerosol); Miniature Toilet Paper Rolls; Feminine Hygiene Products; Shaving Cream; Disposable Razors; Body Wash/Soap; Baby Wipes; Shampoo; Scrubbles; Q-tips; Hand Sanitizer; Skin Lotion; Sunscreen Lotion (in tube); Insect Repellent (non-aerosol); Handwarmers; Rice Krispy Treats; Fruit Roll-ups; Energy Bars; Sunflower Seeds/Nuts; Trail Mix; Popcorn; Cracker Jacks; Hot Chocolate; Coffee/ Tea; Coffee Creamers; Spiced Tea; Powdered Drink Mixes for Individual Water Bottles; Powdered Gatorade; Canned Fruit (easy open container); Peanut Butter (individual serving); Canned Chicken/Tuna; Microwaveable Food; BEEF Jerky (NO PORK); Slim Jims; Chewing Gum; DVDs; Small Board Games; Crossword Puzzles; Small American Flags; Room Fresheners; Pencils/Pens; Small Notepads.

Central App Growing

Central Now, THE App for Central, is still free and is growing. Download Central Now from the App Store or the Droid Market and look for these growing features: Team Schedules Check out page 2 of the App for "Schedules". Scroll down, select a team, and see their complete schedule of game dates, times and locations. In fact, send us YOUR team's schedule, club ball, church ball, biddy ball, whatever, and we'll add it to the list. Entertainment Go here to see what is going on in Central purely for fun. Games, Bands, Concerts & more. CHS Football Live Tune in to the APP Fridays at 6 PM for pregame and 7 PM for the game. Catch the Sid Edwards show Thursdays at 5 PM. If you tune in and hear 107.3 instead of the game, restart the App or turn your iPhone off and that should solve it. Bear with us while we solve this inconvenience.

Join us this Tuesday, 9/6 at 6 PM for the dedication of Cooking in Central’s “Amazing Place” on Blackwater Road (down the street from Blackwater Methodist)

District Meetings Inconclusive; Council Faced with Decision

By Dave Freneaux

Tuesday evening the sixth in a series of meetings was held to discuss how Central's City Council is elected. The committee was charged by Mayor Watts to research Term Limits and Council elections by Districts and Divisions. Many in attendance at these meetings, including the citizens on the research committee, expressed their preferences. In the end, preference was expressed for many scenarios, including 5 Districts, 7 Districts, 5 At-Large, 5 Divisions, and a hybrid of 5 Districts plus 2 At-Large The only common thread of agreement in the majority of the opinions expressed was to move to Districts in some form. Committee chairman Wayne Messina stated that he intends to submit his report to the Mayor as requested. Under State Law, the City Council makes the final decision on whether to change the

election method for Council Seats. An Ordinance creating five Districts was introduced by Council Member Louis DeJohn in June, but DeJohn delayed the Ordinance at the Mayor's request so that further study could be done. Messina expressed at the meeting that, after forwarding the committee report to the Mayor, he will consider the information and that the matter would be taken up by the City Council.

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THIS WEEK IN CENTRAL THURSDAY. 9/1: Central Speaks Hits the Streets and Mailboxes Scale Down Orientation, 11:30 AM & 7 PM at Lane RMC Tight Knit Group, 4 PM at Central Library Sid Edwards Show, 5-6 PM at Fox’s Pizza & on 1550 AM CPS JV Football vs Oak Forest, 6 PM at Oak Forest in Amite, LA David St. Romain Performing at Caliente Mexican Craving, 6-9 PM Central High School Open House, 6:30 PM in CHS Gym FRIDAY 9/2: Paint-In, 9:30 AM at Magnolia Methodist Golden Opportunity GO Craft Day, 10 AM- NOON at Ochsner Medical CHS Football vs Istrouma, 7 PM at Wildcat Stadium Central Private Football vs. Silliman, 7 PM at Silliman in Clinton SATURDAY 9/3: CHS Cross Country St. Michael Meet at Highland Road SUNDAY 9/4: See You In Church! MONDAY 9/5: LABOR DAY HOLIDAY Schools, Banks & Government Offices Closed TUESDAY 9/6: Galilee Baptist Academy Pre-k 3 & 4 Program Begins, 8 AM Sewing/Quilting Group, 10 AM at Magnolia Methodist Ask The Doctor: Knee Pain, 11:30 AM- 12:30 PM at Lane RMC CMS 8th Grade Football vs West Feliciana, 1 PM at West Feliciana CMS 7th Grade Football vs West Feliciana, 3 PM at West Feliciana CHS Volleyball vs Zachary, 4 PM at Home Central Community Chorus Organizational Mtg, 5:30 PM at CHS Choir Rm Dedication of Cooking in Central Amazing Place, 6 PM on Blackwater Rd Central Private Varsity Softball vs Centreville, 6 PM at Centreville Central Private JV Softball vs Centreville, 7:15 PM at Centreville

That Was Political!

An Editorial by Dave Freneaux

I approached the word “Political” expecting to find a clear and accepted definition as a starting point. Wrong. There are as many definitions of “Political” and “Politics” as there are politicians and opinions. Definitions speak to governments, social groups, businesses, and even churches. My favorite, and the one that seems to be the most universally applicable, comes from MeriamWebster and reads: “The total complex of relations between people living in society.” In short, EVERYTHING is political. So my first question is, why are some things “called” political in such a way as to make them seem wrong? I’ve heard the accusation “That was Political!” Well, yes it was. I suspect what that actually means is that their political “agenda” (see last week’s editorial) differs from yours. Which leads me to my last question: Can people and groups have differing political agendas

and still get along? My answer is simple: Yes, but they have to want to get along. In our deep south, rural, conservative, bible-belt community there is actually very little that separates one “political agenda” from another. In fact, our election campaigns are based on candidates struggling to find SOMETHING that differentiates them from their opponent. That can prove to be difficult when they actually agree on 98% of the issues. So, let’s concentrate on that 98% agreement and remember that we should all be in this “For Central”. Consider admitting that everything is political, but recognizing that the political “agendas” are not so very far apart. Maybe instead of accusing the opponent of “Being Political”, both parties could lay their political agendas on the table, work together on all the things they agree on, and find a way to meet in the middle on the few points on which they differ.

WEDNESDAY, 9/7: CHS JV Football vs St Thomas More, 6 PM at Central THURSDAY. 9/8: Central Speaks Hits the Streets and Mailboxes Scale Down Orientation, 11:30 AM & 7 PM at Lane RMC Tight Knit Group, 4 PM at Central Library Sid Edwards Show, 5-6 PM at Fox’s Pizza & on 1550 AM Chamber of Commerce Membership Dinner, 5:30 PM at Kristenwood Central Private JV Football vs Bowling Green, 6 PM at Bowling Green Central Middle PTO Meeting, 6 PM at CMS

The Art League of Central’s Show “In the Footsteps of the Masters” was on display at the Central Library through the end of August. The show closed with a reception on Sunday. Thank you to everyone who came out to see it!

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EBRSO Apprehends Four Republican Women of Central Announce Meet the Candidates Forum in Home Invasion Submitted by Betsy Barnes

Sherman Smith

Corsy Hollins From EBRSO

East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Deputies, along with Baton Rouge Police, apprehended four men Sunday, James Williams A u g u s t 28 following a home invasion that occurred at approximately 5:00 a.m. in the morning in the Comite Hills West subdivision off of Joor Road. According to reports, the victim arrived home and four men in a vehicle pulled in the driveway behind him. Armed with guns, the men forced the victim inside his residence and stole his cell phone. The four men then fled. Deputies apprehended two of the men shortly thereafter in the subdivision. The other two fled into the wooded area behind the

Loialiki Moi

subdivision off of Joor Road. EBRSO deputies, detectives, K9s and the Baton Rouge Police helicopter were able to track the two men down and apprehend them. Deputies recovered two rifles and a handgun. Corsy Bernard Hollins, 26, of 1305 N. 47th St.; Loialiki Falauwa Moi, 27, of 722 N. 38th St.; Sherman Trammel Smith, 30, of 4014 Pitcher St.; and James Williams, 18, of 722 N. 38th St. are charged with LRS 14:62.8 Home Invasion, LRS 14:64 Armed Robbery, LRS 14:60 Aggravated Burglary, LRS 14:34 Aggravated Battery, and LRS 14:56 Simple Criminal Damage To Property. Special thanks to all the deputies and detectives that stayed on shift and Baton Rouge Police that assisted in apprehending the suspects so quickly. Homeowner Kenwan Payne would like to send a personal expression of thanks to the neighbors of Comite Hills West and to the EBRSO and the BRPD for their quick response and the apprehension of the suspects.

Lost Dog

Pictured is a lost Boxer/Lab mix. He is fawn brown with white feet and a white "T" on his chest. He is an 8 month old male named Bocephus. He was last seen wearing a teal collar, a white flee collar, & a black training collar. There is a name tag on the collar. He went missing from 13151 Denham Road here in Central. If anyone has any information, please contact Brittany Pierce at 225-2353412 or Teresa Pierce at 601303-6082.

The race for statewide and parish elections is on, with qualifying in less than a week. The Republican Women of Central are wasting no time planning their next event, giving citizens a chance to meet candidates in each of the state and local races. “Barbecue and Saucy Political Conversation” are on the menu for Monday, September 19, 2011. RWC is hosting a “MEET THE CANDIDATES FORUM” for the voters of greater Baton Rouge, Central, Baker, Zachary and surrounding areas at Pit Crew Barbecue, located on the corner of Hooper and Shady Bluff Roads in Central, LA. Doors open at 6p.m., meeting and “stump speeches” begin at 6:30p.m. Cost is $15 per person for the meeting, including barbecue buffet, cold drinks and homemade desserts. Voter registration and party affiliation change forms will be available. Co-hosting the event is the reorganized and revitalized Republican Women of Baker/Zachary led by Jeannette Boggs of Zachary, LA. The two groups are partnering to include all Republican candidates in the northern part of East Baton Rouge Parish. Blue Star Moms of Louisiana will be presented with donations of items and support for deployed troops. Election Day is October 22, 2011 for state primaries, parish and municipal offices and well as several proposed amendments on the ballot. Coincidentally, October 22 is also an LSU home game, making early voting critical in the results of this election. Pit Crew Barbecue owner and NHRA Drag Racing Champion Harold Laird is sponsoring the event on his day off, serving his mouth-watering, hot-offthe-grill specialties so RWC members,

friends, and candidates can relax together for a casual meal. All Republican candidates who qualify by the September 8 deadline are invited to greet, meet, eat and speak before the crowd. Candidates are welcome to bring information about their campaigns and network with attendees, but are asked to register with RWC before September 15 to be added to the list of speakers. One of RWC’s main objectives is to give people a chance to meet and become better acquainted with those leading in state and parish government. The premise being, if citizens feel comfortable communicating directly with those elected, they can build a working relationship focussed on a shared vision, issues and needs. The result is an increase in voter participation in elections and during the governing process. The benefit is that democracy is strengthened and people have a voice in the process and results. All state elected positions are up for grabs – Governor, Lt. Governor, Secretary of State, Treasurer, Commissioner of Forestry and Agriculture, Commissioner of Insurance, Senate and State Representatives, to name a few. Parish Sheriff and Clerk of Court are also up for re-election. Reservations for the Sept. 19th event can be made by emailing republicanwomenofcentral@yahoo. com. Information on RWC and membership can be found on www.lfrw. org/republicanwomenofcentral or by contacting Betsy Barnes, Membership Committee Chairwoman at (225)3330018. For information on membership in the Republican Women of Baker/ Zachary, please contact President Jeanette Boggs, email jnettboggs@att. net or (225)936-1378.

Clif Richardson State Representative District 65 Invites you to join him for his reelection party. Date: September 09, 2011 Time: 5:30 - 8:30 PM Where: Kristenwood, 14025 Greenwell Springs Road


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Entergy Employees, LA Legislature & Low Income Advocates Ask Washington D.C. to Save LIHEAP

Submitted by Mary Broussard

Baton Rouge, La. – As part of the National Fuel Funds Network’s LIHEAPAction Day on August 2, 2011, employees of Entergy Louisiana, LLC and Entergy Gulf States Louisiana, L.L.C. are joining advocates from across the nation in Washington, D.C., to ask Congress for funding to provide low-income families, the elderly and the disabled with critical assistance to help pay energy costs through the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). For their part, Entergy employees and community partners are meeting with members of Congress to deliver a critical message from statewide partner charities, service providers, advocacy groups, assistance recipients, elected officials and the Louisiana legislature: Save LIHEAP. LIHEAP is in danger of being slashed in half – from $5.1 billion to $2.6 billion – under the current budget proposals before Congress. The proposed reduction would prove even more detrimental to Louisiana than many other states, translating into a more than 67 percent cut to Louisiana’s LIHEAP allocation. The result would be the elimination of assistance to more than 130,000 Louisianans. On June 8, Entergy Louisiana, Entergy Gulf States Louisiana and representatives from low-income

advocacy agencies from across the state stood alongside State Sen. Sharon Weston Broome (D-Baton Rouge) at the Louisiana State Capitol to make the same plea to Congress to save LIHEAP. Senate Concurrent Resolution 33, authored by Broome and co-authored by seven other bipartisan Louisiana legislators, was passed during the 2011 summer legislative session. SCR 33 authorized Congress to sustain home energy assistance for at-risk Louisianans and declared June 2011 as “Save LIHEAP Month.” “Louisiana, like every state in the nation, is struggling with a crippling and ongoing recession. Meanwhile, governments at all levels face budget deficits that must be overcome,” said Steven Scheurich, Entergy Louisiana and Entergy Gulf States Louisana’s vice president of customer service and external affairs. “But this is no time to cut essential assistance for people struggling to survive. LIHEAP is not an entitlement. It is a true safety net to ensure that our most at-risk groups – the very old, very ill, very young and the working poor who have fallen victim to the national recession – don’t slip even further down the economic ladder. Our state’s broader economic issues can’t be addressed successfully if we are forced to take on the additional societal costs of turning away 130,000

Louisianans in critical need of energy assistance.” According to the Louisiana Association of Community Action Partnerships, nationally unemployment is the worst it’s been since World War II at more than 9 percent, and the national poverty rate for 2009 was 14.3 percent. Louisiana had the nation’s second-highest poverty rate, 17.3 percent. Families living below the poverty line spend a disproportionately high percentage – between 11.5 and 40 percent – of their income on energy costs, so they are at greatest risk during times of economic downturn. “Each LIHEAP recipient receives an average of $360 in aid annually, and the vast majority receives help only once,” said Lee Griffin, interim president and chief executive officer of the Louisiana State University Foundation and former president and CEO of Bank One. Griffin is joining Scheurich and Morgan Stewart, Entergy Louisiana and Entergy Gulf States Louisiana external affairs manager, for LIHEAP Action Day at the nation’s capitol. “The cost of helping a citizen in need is a particularly small investment when compared to the broader costs to business, consumers and society at large associated with providing help once that person has gotten ill, been evicted or is left homeless. Turning

our backs on people who need a relatively small amount of help at a critical juncture makes no societal or economic sense.” To make ends meet, 30 percent of those who qualify to receive LIHEAP assistance don’t eat for at least a day, and more than 40 percent do without medical or dental care. Almost onethird can’t make a full mortgage or rent payment, nine percent are evicted or foreclosed upon, and three percent end up in a shelter or homeless. “Even funded at the $5.1 billion level, LIHEAP only reaches one in five American households eligible to receive it. If LIHEAP funding is cut by Congress by more than half as currently proposed, it would be devastating for Louisiana. Tens of thousands of eligible low-income Louisiana families would be compelled to make painful and even life-threatening choices between their energy needs and other basic necessities – like food, medicine, rent or mortgage,” said Stewart. “No one should have to make choices like that.” Entergy Louisiana, LLC and Entergy Gulf States Louisiana, L.L.C. serve more than one million customers in Louisiana. With operations in southern, central and northeastern Louisiana, the companies are part of Entergy Corporation’s electric system serving 2.7 million customers in Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi and Texas.


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District 1 Metro Council Meeting EBR Roundtable Meeting and Zachary and a small portion September 15th District 1 Metropolitan of Central. “My goal is to have

Submitted by Sharon Phillips

Councilman Trae Welch, will host his monthly Metro 1 Meeting on Tuesday, September 6th, at 6:30 p.m. at Chaneyville Community Center located at 13211 Jackson Road. Councilman Trae Welch would like to invite any citizen residing in District 1 to attend the monthly Metro 1 Meetings, which are held throughout the district. Council District 1 covers the northern part of the parish, including Pride/Chaneyville areas and the cities of Baker

public involvement, giving each and every person in Council District 1 an opportunity to voice their opinion, share ideas or suggestions and have Metro 1 serve as a clearinghouse for information”. Should you have any ideas regarding guest speakers or topics of interest at a Metro 1 meeting, contact Councilman Trae Welch or his Legislative Assistant, Lisa Rioux at 389-5170 or e-mail: council-dist1@brgov.com

Submitted by Billy Thompson

The East Baton Rouge Republican Roundtable will meet on Thursday, September 15 at noon at Drusilla Seafood (3482 Drusilla Lane, Suite D). The guest speaker for the meeting will be Sheriff Sid Gautreaux, III, the Sheriff of East Baton Rouge Parish. Before running for Sheriff, Gautreaux was Police Chief of Baker for 27 years. It is now very helpful to RSVP for the EBRP Roundtables now; I would appreciate you dropping me an email at EBRPGOP@aol.com if you think you will attend. We will send you another email reminder prior to the meeting. Please send this invitation to your friends and invite them to attend. Upon arrival, please be seated and your lunch will be served to you promptly. We would like everyone to be seated by 12:10 in order to begin our program. Cost of the luncheon is $20.

The Old Indian Crossing

By Chapman “Chappie” Morgan Submitted by Vickie Carney of the Central Historical Society Excerpted with permission from the Morgan-Chapman Family Newsletter, No. 21, 1997

(Now is not the first time a river crossing has been proposed between Greenwell Springs and Watson. Read on….)

Thanks to the efforts of the Edward Livingston Historical Association, an historical marker has been erected on Bend Road (near Watson) to commemorate the Old Indian Crossing on the Amite River between Greenwell Springs and Watson. The following is a small bit of oral history learned by the writer’s family in 1946 when they purchased a portion of the Eliza Carl White place in the old Tenth Ward of East Baton Rouge Parish, where the Old Indian Crossing had been. In 1946 only one old house stood on a bluff at the crossing; all that remained of what was once known as Burlington. In the years prior to the Civil War, mail was carried by boat on the Amite River. The Burlington Post Office sat right on the bank of the river at the crossing. A saloon stood a short distance up the bluff from the post office. About a hundred yards south of the saloon stood a cotton gin. A grist mill and a blacksmith shop were also in operation somewhere within the community. With the aid of a ferry at the crossing, commerce was exchanged between the two parishes. Livingston farmers would bring their cotton to Burlington to be ginned, and corn to be ground at the grist mill. A bargetype ferry, pulled by cable, could

accommodate wagons with muleteam or oxen. Mr. George Fairchild of Greenwell Springs, in a taped interview in June 1988, related how one Livingston farmer nearly met disaster on crossing at flood time with a yoke of oxen and a wagon loaded for the gin and grist mill. On attempting to cross the rain-swollen river, the ferry broke loose, sending the farmer and his precious cargo down the churning river. Somehow a rescue was made and the farmer, along with his oxen and most of his corn, was saved. Indians abounded in the area prior to the war. Attempts were made by the white settlers at Burlington to make farmers of them. But the Indians would have no part of it. A compromise was worked out whereby the whites would do the farming and share with the Indians if the Indians would do the hunting and gathering, and share with the whites. During the war, when Federal troops came to the crossing, the Indians would take those things of value that were moveable and hide them in the woods. When the Feds departed, everything would be returned. Thus, it seems, the relationship between the whites and the Indians at the crossing was an amicable one. In 1946 Mr. John Lee, a life-long resident of the Greenwell Springs community, told the writer’s family that a small cemetery had existed somewhere in the Burlington community. He recalled coming to the crossing many times in his youth, usually on horseback, but always with a pistol on his hip. He

stated that three adult women and a small child, members of the Eliza Carl White family, were buried there somewhere. It was his belief that the river had long since claimed the cemetery. However, a Mrs. Morgan in Ruston, LA (no relation to the writer), told the writer’s eldest brother that she was raised in the old house and could remember, as a child, looking out in front of the house to the right and seeing the little cemetery. Based on this information, the writer and another brother, in 1946 or ’47, investigated an area within a small plum orchard and found four sink-ins, three adult and one child. Mr. Fairchild stated that he, too, remembered the cemetery being in the area described by Mrs. Morgan, and with markers on each grave. But no markers were there when the writer’s family bought the property in 1946. (*Mr. Morgan received a letter later sharing that Elizabeth Carl Sullivan named the graves as those of Lavinia Alverson Carl, Genii Viola Carl, and John Carl. The fourth was not known to her.). ….According to a story by Mr. Lee, sometime during the 1890’s two men got into a drunken brawl in the Burlington saloon and one got killed. The other set fire to the saloon and then committed suicide by drowning himself in the river. Because the post office, having been erected on tall, red brick piers, was being undermined by the frequent flood stages of the Amite River, it was torn down just before the turn of the (last) century. A house was built on the site of the old burned-down saloon.

Based on Mr. Lee’s recollections and oral history, the writer’s family has always believed that the house, built about 1898 with the lumber from the post office, was the Eliza Carl White family home, the same one they lived in from July 1946 until it was torn down in the mid-1960’s. According to an estimate by Mr. Fairchild (who has the only remaining part of the Burlington cotton gin), the gin was constructed sometime during the 1840’s. Following the fall of Baton Rouge in August 1862, and the occupation of the Baton Rouge area by the Feds, the gin was ordered closed. The grist mill and other businesses were allowed to remain in operation. After the Federal occupation was lifted in 1879, a Mr. Fridge bought the old cotton gin (boiler) and had it removed to Old Indian Mound, north of Greenwell Springs, where…it exploded. Mr. Fairchild recalls how he, as a child walking to and from school in Deerford, would stop at the old gin and crawl up into the bowels of the old boiler through the gaping hole left by the explosion. Years later, after becoming a blacksmith, Mr. Fairchild bought part of the boiler, which he used many years on his blacksmith’s forge. A new forge has now replaced the old one, and the boiler part from the old Burlington gin, after some 150 years of service, has been permanently retired. Nothing remains today at the site of the Old Indian Crossing to remind one that once a thriving little community, wedged between two parishes, existed there on the eastern bank of the Amite River.


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CAPA Corner

Words of Encouragement from the Central Area Pastors Association The day I am writing this, I heard the Chancellor of LSU call in to a popular news/talk radio program on our local market. He wanted to tell of a very positive involvement in the community by the new freshman class at LSU. He wanted good news to NOT go unnoticed. That has prompted me to think of the good that churches in the Central community do almost daily. Personally I am aware that in Central there is at least one church or several churches together that: • Provide food for the hungry • Provide Christmas presents for children of prisoners or children with disabilities • Improve city parks in Central for families • Offer English as a Second Language classes • Encourage traditional

marriage and healthy families through counseling and wedding services • Aide teachers and administrators in the public and private schools by volunteering And above all else, the churches in Central together and individually: • Give moral instruction to our citizens • Serve as a medium for closer relationships within neighborhoods • Help developing nations become more established But the greatest good that our churches in Central do every week is to announce the news that the Creator of the universe has given His Son, Jesus Christ, as our rescuer from our sins! Jeff Stanfill, Covenant Community Church

Thursday, September 1, 2011 • CentralSpeaks.com Print Edition

Blue Mass September 11 at St. Alphonsus

Submitted by Vicki Whittington

There will be a Blue Mass on Sunday, September 11, 2011, for the 10:00 a.m. mass at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church. The Blue Mass began in Baltimore in 1934 to honor the men and women who protect our cities, counties and nation and to focus on the importance of the jobs of public safety officers and emergency personnel to the wellbeing of our communities. We are extending a special invitation to all public safety officers and emergency personnel to this celebration in their honor. This invitation is also extended to any and all who wish to join in our celebration honoring public safety officers and emergency workers including firemen, first responders and law enforcement personnel in Central and the surrounding

community currently serving the citizens of our country and remembering the fallen heroes who gave the ultimate sacrifice in doing so. Jeff LeDuff, former Chief of Police for the City of Baton Rouge, will be our guest speaker sharing his personal reflections on honoring and remembering these elite groups of individuals who made sacrifices in the line of duty for their friends, family, and fellow countrymen. Public Safety Agency personnel will be recognized during the mass, and a special tribute to those who sacrificed their lives in the line of duty will take place with a Memorial Wreath Presentation and Presentation of Hats representing the different branches of public servants. There will be a reception immediately following mass.

Support Blackwater Trash Collection Continues on Labor Day Renewed Hope Youth with a Visit to Labor Day is an official City/Parish holiday and will be observed on Monday, Ministries Presents September 5, 2011. All City/Parish offices will be closed on this day. Menchie’s Catholics and the Bible Solid waste collection (garbage and trash) in East Baton Rouge Parish will be made on Monday, September 5, 2011, by Allied Waste under their contract Submitted by Sharon Phillips

Submitted by Blackwater UMC Youth

The Blackwater United Methodist youth group have been focussed on Mission work lately. This summer we attended Weekend of the Cross in Gonzales, a combination of home repair and bible study/worship. Next summer we are looking into an international mission trip to either Haiti or Cuba for our senior high, and to Noah’s Ark Methodist Center in Florida for our junior high. We are working on raising funds for both of these trips. One of our fundraisers will be through the great folks at Menchie’s. By bringing in a flyer you can pick up at Blackwater United Methodist Church, the youth group will receive 20% of your purchases at Menchie's! It's that easy! Please take a moment and stop by the church office, pick up a flyer, and help us achieve our goal for Missions in the next year. You'll help us and have a delicious treat all at the same time! Thank you, Central, for your support!

with the City/Parish for residential and governmental buildings. Recyclable material in EBR Parish will be collected as normal on Monday, September 5, 2011. The North Landfill will be open to all haulers both commercial and the general public on Monday, September 5, 2011.

Central Community Chorus Announces Rehearsal Schedule

The newly formed Central Community Chorus will be meeting in the Central High School choir room for all of their rehearsals and the Organizational meeting. The following is the rehearsal schedule for the Chorus. All rehearsals are important, but members are asked to make at least 3 of the 5 rehearsals. Tuesday, September 6: Organizational Meeting at 5:30 P.M. (This meeting should only last an hour or so.) Monday, October 3: Rehearsal #1 at 6:30 P.M. Monday, October 17: Rehearsal #2 at 6:30 P.M. Tuesday, November 1: Rehearsal #3 at 6:30 P.M. Monday, November 14: Rehearsal #4 at 6:30 P.M. Tuesday, November 29: Dress Rehearsal at 6:30 P.M. Friday, December 2: Performance: Central Christmas Tree Lighting at a time T.B.A. If you are interested in joining the Central Community Chorus, please email Michelle.Freneaux@gmail.com, or call 485-1674. The Chorus is open to everyone who would like to participate. Thank you to Mrs. Turner, Mr. Wales. and Mr. Faulk – they have made this rehearsal location possible for the Chorus.

Submitted by Deacon Ronnie Hebert

Join Deacon Ronnie Hebert of (St. Alphonsus Church) and Deacon Ricky Patterson (St. Louis King of France Church) as they give a presentation on the Holy Bible. They will explore topics such as: What came first, the Church or the Bible? / What the Church teaches on how to study and interpret the Bible / Sola Scriptura: Does the bible support the belief of the Bible alone? / Are we saved by Faith Alone? / What about the believe of “Once saved always saved?”. Come and hear Deacon Ronnie's conversion story and how his study of the Bible brought him back to the Catholic Church. Also, there will be an opportunity to have your questions answered during the presentation. Date, time and location: Thursday, September 15th, from (7 – 8:30pm) @ St. Alphonsus Catholic Church, 14040 Greenwell Springs Rd. / For more information: call Olga Johnson @ 261-4644.

Central Girl Scouts Invite New Girls, Adult Volunteers to Join

Submitted by Marianne Addy

Girl Scouts is turning 100 in March, and is currently recruiting new members and volunteers in the Central community to join. Local Girl Scouts are holding two recruitment events on Saturday, September 10, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. and again on Tuesday, September 13, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Central Branch Library, 11260 Joor Road. Both events are an opportunity for families to learn more about the Girl Scout Leadership Experience and register their daughter, age 5 to 17, in a troop, as well as for adults who are interested in volunteering with Girl Scouts. Membership is $12 per year for girls and adults, making it a positive and affordable option for today’s busy families. Some favorite areas of interest for girls

and adults include camping, health and fitness, the arts, science and technology, travel, cookie-selling, and much more. More information about the Girl Scout Leadership Experience is available at www.gsle.org. “Girl Scouts has done more than any other organization to provide leadership opportunities for girls,” said Jackie Alexander, chief executive officer for Girl Scouts Louisiana East, the local council serving southeast Louisiana’s 23 parishes. “In 1912 there was no path to leadership for women. Girl Scout founder Juliette Gordon Lowe knew that it would take an organization of all girls to change the world that she saw.” Today, nearly 100 years later, there are 50 million Girl Scout alumnae and over 3.2 million current Girl

Scouts—2.3 million girl members and 880,000 adult members working primarily as volunteers. Council staff and volunteers are in the midst of planning special 100th anniversary events, and are eager to have as many new Girl Scouts, both girls and adults, join the fun and service so integral to Girl Scouting. Girl Scout program levels are Girl Scout Daisies, grades K – 1; Girl Scout Brownies, grades 2-3; Girl Scout Juniors, grades 4-5; Girl Scout Cadettes, grades 6-8; Girl Scout Seniors, grades 9-10; and Girl Scout Ambassadors, grades 11-12. For information about Girl Scouts in the Central community, contact Nancy Hicks at 225-261-1599 or Membership Executive Linda Hannah at 225-279-1075.


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Chamber of Commerce Membership Dinner to Feature Leo Honeycutt

From the Chamber Newsletter

The September members dinner for the City of Central Chamber of Commerce will feature Leo Honeycutt as the guest speaker. The evening meeting will be held next Thursday, September 8 at Kristenwood Reception Center (14025 Greenwell Springs Rd.). The cost is $12 at the door, which includes the cost of dinner. Doors open at 5:30 PM. Last time Leo Honeycutt was with us we had a great time! However, due to our time restraints and computer problems, Honeycutt was not able to finish his presentation. Many members expressed a desire to hear the rest of his presentation which coincides with his book, "Edwin Edwards: Governor of Louisiana, An Authorized Biography by Leo Honeycutt." What a better time to bring him back then at our scheduled third quarter evening members dinner? Doors will open at 5:30pm, for networking, and dinner will be served at 6:00pm. Come on out for a great time for this after hours event! By Mia Freneaux

“We are extremely excited to become part of the Central community,” shared Jeffrey Hendrickson, President/CEO of Dow Louisiana Federal Credit Union. “We strive to surpass our members’ expectations on a consistent basis, and the Central facility will do just that.” Dow Louisiana Federal Credit Union has been in business since 1972. It is opening its newest branch here in Central in October. The new location, at the intersection of Wax and Sullivan Roads next to Cane’s, will feature 5500 square feet, with a drive-thru, ATM, and a waterfall in the lobby! 8 employees will be working there in 2 shifts, covering the 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. banking hours, a unique feature of the Credit Union. “We are committed to offering the most convenient hours to our members,” said Allison Rogers, Vice President of Marketing. “We have received lots of positive feedback on the hours we keep, which are geared toward our members’ needs. Since we are a Community Chartered Credit Union, anyone can bank with us, you do not need to be a Dow employee.” DLFCU offers many different products and services catered to fit their membership. Allison stated, “We spend lots of time, energy and resources to know our membership so we can offer the most effective packages. Our em-

ployees receive 40 hours of “Revolutionary Service” training, covering how to help members solve their problems in the best way possible, rather than just selling products or services. We find those products that best meet the members’ situations, even if those products are less profitable for us. We customize packages for each of our new members.” DLFCU is also very proud of their state of art online services. Online banking, bill paying options, and an innovative budget management tool are some of the features available. The management tool allows members to categorize their spending and see where their money is going so that they might budget more effectively. Their commercial department can handle any commercial account’s requirements, including loans, deposits, and merchant services. DLFCU offers local lending decisions for quick response. Unlike many other lending institutions, DLFCU’s mortgage department retains all services for the life of the loan. Members can even apply for a loan by cell phone. DLFCU is also proud of its branch located in Brusly High School. Students at Brusly are trained to be tellers at this branch under a DLFCU employee’s supervision. It is a very effective way to introduce financial education to students. They would like to introduce a similar opportunity at Central High School. DLFC has a history of community involvement, and this would be just one more way of giving back. They sponsor Baton Rouge Green, Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra, and the Baton Rouge Little Theater to name a few. Under the leadership of 10 year CEO Hendrickson, DLFCU has received numerous service recognition awards, among them The Crystal Performance Award, given to the top 10 Credit Unions in the nation, for the past 2 years running, and the NAFCU Credit Union of the Year Award. “While serving the entire community of Central, our goal is to make banking enjoyable and convenient no matter how small the need,” Mr. Hendrickson asserted, “We are confident that our organization will be an asset to the Central community during this time of positive growth. From our hours of operation to state of the art online services, we hope the people of Central enjoy all the great products and services we have to offer. DLFCU looks forward to getting to know the community of Central and becoming a trusted partner.”

The Chamber would also like to remind you of these important upcoming events: Sept. 6 Dedication of Cooking in Central’s “Amazing Place” Sept. 8 Membership Dinner 5:30PM @ Kristenwood Sept. 12 School Board @ Kristenwood 6PM Sept. 13 City Council @ Kristenwood 6PM Sept. 17 Rotary Fishing Tournament Lee Rome Professional Plaza Dedication

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Centralite Coaching NBA’s Dwight Howard

Central Opens Regular Season Tomorrow Night

By Josh Walker

The Wildcats start their 2011 season tomorrow night in Wildcat Stadium at 7 p.m. They will take on the Istrouma Indians from District 6-4A. They hope to rebound from a 1-9 season last year under new coach Johnny Felders. They return 8 starters (4 offense, 4 defense). Istrouma’s team speed should be a test for the Central offense and defense. Come support your 2011 Central Wildcat football team.

By Dave Freneaux

When Dwight Howard steps to the free throw line for the Orlando Magic this season, the influence of Central's Ed Palubinskas will be on the line as well. Palubinskas, recognized as one of the nation's top shooting coaches, was recently hired by Howard to work on his shooting accuracy, especially from the free throw line. Coach Palubinskas is a story in his own right. He played at LSU, held scoring records in the Olympics, has coached Shaq, and has sports championship rings from Central Private, LSU and the Lakers. The coach is also the founder of the National Basketball Shooter's Association and still plays basketball on a local 60 and older team. Palubinskas and his family live right here in Central. The story of Coach Palubinskas becoming Dwight Howard's shooting coach has Central's fingerprints all over it. Palubinskas had sent messages to Howard via the Magic for almost a year. At the same time, Central Dentist Tim Raborn, who had played for Palubinskas at Central Private in 1974, was looking for an attorney/ agent to review a modeling contract for his daughter. Raborn

Bayou Beast Baseball Seeks Players for 2012 Season

The Bayou Beast Baseball 12U AA tournament team will be holding second round try outs for the 2012 Fall/Spring season. We are a Livingston Parish based team and will be playing 4 tournaments in the Fall and 1214 in the Spring/Summer of 2012 including state/world series. We are looking for a good group of young men committed to working hard and having competitive fun. For more information, please contact Jason Ross at bayoubeastbaseball@ gmail.com or call (225) 603.5219.

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Louisiana Havoc Baseball Tryouts

The Louisiana Havoc, an 8 & Under Coach’s Pitch Tournament Baseball Team, is having tryouts for the Fall 2011 and Spring 2012 season. For more information please contact Jeff Sibley @ 225-532-9641.

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Seniors Answer Question, “Are You Smarter Than a 6th Grader? “Seniors! Are you smarter than a 6th grader?” Unfortunately, for senior football players Luke Fryoux, Austin Pierce, and Jacob Carter, the answer to that question was, “NO!” As a portion of the Friday, August 26, pep rally, the cheerleaders selected three senior football players to battle wits with sixth grade football players Max Rogers, Slade Edwards, and Ty Petty. Sixth grade teachers were asked to create questions based on information that the 6th graders have been studying so far this year. Contestants could choose from English, math, or science. “I was really lucky,” said Fryoux. “I got the easier questions. If I had drawn the questions that [the sixth

graders] got, I don’t know if I would have had a right answer.” Each team missed only one question, so 6th grade history teacher, Mrs. Stacey Beck, was called upon to come up with a tie-breaker question. “Which continent is the third largest in size?” The sixth graders beamed as they delivered the correct answer, “North America!” “Sixth grade wins!” declared Jada Pocorello, senior cheer captain. Their prize? They had the pleasure of putting a pie in the face of their older opponents. “Luke said that he was going to pie me, but I got pie him instead,” said Max Rogers. “It was really cool!”

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What It Takes For any enterprise to be successful, the people involved must be dedicated and committed to the goals to be achieved—and that dedication and commitment must be in place every day, day after day. At Central Private School, there are many people who are committed to the continued success of the school. As we are completing the first month of our 44th year, this seems an appropriate time to say thank you to so many. While there is not room here to thank each person individually for all that they have given in time, in effort, in financial support, we can recognize the groups whose members are very deserving of corporate recognition.

The CPS Board of Directors leads the way in providing the financial stability that makes all the programs at Central Private possible. This selfless group of men and women spend countless hours in doing what is all too often a thankless job. Led by Board President Dr. Kyle Dean, board members Glenn Boudreaux, Joseph Halphen, Michelle Matherne, Richard O’Quinn, James Partin, Joseph Romero, Blaise Roy, Ryan Torres, Clark Wells, Susan West and Membership Representative Matt Davis have done an incredible job in providing a solid financial base that will carry CPS for years to come. • See Headmaster, page 10

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Headmaster, from page 9 In addition to the innumerable ways in which the Board of Directors constantly works to improve facilities and educational services, the members and volunteers who work through the school’s two support groups, the Central Private Parents’ Club (CPPC) and the Central Private Athletic Club (CPAC) are amazing in the ways in which they provide assistance to the school. Just a sample listing of what these groups have provided in the past few months include freshly painted facilities and parking areas, digital projectors for classrooms, conference and workshop funding for teachers, a ticket booth for the football field, workdays for all sports fields, additional bleachers at the softball field, significant improvements to the football concessions area, and the student directory. The CP Parents’ Club, led by President Pam Leavines, supports programs and needs in the school that are not met by the tuition-driven general budget. The CPPC’s major fundraiser, the $10,000 Raffle and Auction Dinner, is scheduled for Saturday, October 29, 2011. Raffle tickets are $100.00 each, only 300 will be sold, and tickets are available now (2613341). Each raffle ticket purchase entitles the holder to dinner for two at the Raffle/Auction Dinner. Additional cash

prizes will also be given as part of the raffle. Other CPPC projects include the 5K Rebel Run in January, the Used Uniform Sale, Faculty Professional Development Fund, and the purchasing of “wish list” instructional equipment and materials for our classrooms. The CP Athletic Club, under the leadership of President Clark Wells, has had a phenomenal year already with obtaining corporate sponsorships, spirit shirt sales, game raffles, and concessions. A special thank you goes to CPAC officer Kris Glover for her outstanding work with 2011-12 spirit item sales. CPAC’s specific mission is the support of all CPS athletic programs, and the dedication of the group’s membership is amazing. As active and dedicated as our CP families are, we could not do everything alone. “What it takes” is also the assistance of the community with our projects. To the many people in the Central community and beyond who have become corporate sponsors, bought raffle tickets, attended the annual Dreamfest, or helped CPS in a number of other ways, THANK YOU! Your support of Central Private School is heartwarming, generous, and greatly appreciated. - Mrs. Ellen S. Frazier Headmaster

Practice Makes Perfect

Many Thanks To: A HUGE CPS “Thank You” to Mr. Will Easley of Trade Construction who so generously designed and donated three permanent structures valued in excess of $15,000.00 for displaying corporate sponsor ads.

Orrin Byland, Class of 2011, as part of the completion of his Eagle Scout work, designed and built much-needed shaded seating for teachers on duty at the elementary playground. Juniors and seniors enrolled in Mrs. Robyn Woolfolk’s financial math class received valuable instruction in job preparedness in the first weeks of school. Students chose a potential job and filled out a mock job application. As a portion of their grade, students were instructed to come to school dressed as they would for a job interview. In class, Mrs. Woolfolk acted as a po-

The new ticket booth at Rebel Field was donated to the Central Private Athletic Club by Romero’s Food Mart.

tential employer and conducted mock interviews with each student. “Even though I’ve already been on some job interviews, this project helped me to learn new skills that I’ll be able to use for future interviews,” said senior Nick Hooper (pictured left). After their interviews, students were required to write a thank you note to their potential employer.


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News from the Parents’ Club

The Central Private Parents’ Club is a parent organization dedicated to supporting our school by planning fundraising and social events with the organization of parent volunteers. CPPC’s purpose is to raise funds to offset the cost of educational, technological, and other improvements to Central Pri-

vate School that fall outside of the school’s tuition-based operating budget. The club’s school year actually begins way before the first day of school. Our club members begin the summer off by organizing their annual Used Uniform Sale which was held in July. CPS families donate

Juniors Order Class Rings

On Tuesday, August 23, members of the junior class crammed into the upstairs offices in the high school gym to meet with Balfour Ring representatives to order their senior rings. Pictured above, Blake Chelette is sized for his ring as Kimberly Nijoka, Alexandria Easley, and Katherine Nijoka view sample rings. At left, Brad Miller works to complete his order form. Members of the Class of 2013 will be honored with a ring presentation ceremony on Monday, November 14, at 10 a.m. Parents are invited to attend this special event.

their slightly used, out grown uniforms, which the club members then sort, organize and “re-cycle” for sale. The theme, “Four Sale”, with all items $4 each, makes this a very popular fundraiser that provides a great service for our school families. The Used Uniform Room is maintained throughout the year for those who might need to replace their student(s) uniforms. Use uniform donations are always accepted. CPPC hosted the Teachers’ In-Service Breakfast on August 3rd and 4th. It was our pleasure and privilege to provide a breakfast buffet both mornings for teachers and staff. The cafeteria was cheerfully decorated and enough food choices available to tempt all diets. Thank you, teachers and staff, for all you do and we know this will be a great year for our students! The 2011-2011 CPPC Membership Drive is underway. We invite you to join us and become part of the Central Private Parents’ Club. It is through membership, support, and help that we are able to accomplish our goals and make Central Private School a great experience for our students. Our meetings are held on the sec-

ond Tuesday of every month, in the Upper Elementary Library, at 6:30 p.m. We hope to see you there! On the horizon is CPPC’s largest fundraiser – CPS Annual $10,000 Dinner/ Raffle and Live Auction. We are excited to announce this year’s event has been scheduled for Saturday, October 29, 2011. It will be held in the high school gym at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are now available and are $100 each. Each ticket holder will receive a steak dinner for two and a chance to win the grand prize of $10,000. Second prize is $1,000 and five ticket holders will win $100 each. Your ticket purchase also enters you for door prize drawings and serves as admission into our live auction immediately following dinner. More information will be forth coming regarding this longstanding CPS tradition as the time nears. At this time, ticket purchases may be made by contacting Pam Leavines either through the school’s main office (261-3341) or cell number 939-2503. Hurry to get your tickets, only 300 are available! —Pam Leavines, CPPC President

September HappeningS 1 2 5 6 8 9 10 12 13 14 16 17 22 23 24 26 27 28 29 30

Junior Varsity Football @ Oak Forest (Amite, LA) 6 p.m. Pep Rally 2:20 p.m. Varsity Football @ Silliman (Clinton) 7 p.m. Labor Day Holiday - NO SCHOOL Fast Pitch Softball @ Centreville 6 p.m./7:15 p.m. Interim Grading Period Ends Junior Varsity Football @ Bowling Green (Franklinton) 6 p.m. Interim Grades Posted in RenWeb Varsity Football @ ACCS (Natchez) 7 p.m. ACT Testing Date (High School Only) Fast Pitch Softball vs. Oak Forest (home) 4 p.m./5:45 p.m. Athletic Club Meeting 7 p.m. Parents’ Club Meeting (Elem. Library) 6:30 p.m. Fall Pictures (uniforms required) Pep Rally 2:20 p.m. Varsity Football vs. Parklane (home) 7 p.m. ACT Registration Deadline for Oct. 22 Testing (High School Only) NHS School Service Project (Mandatory) 9 a.m. 4th & 6th Grade Native American Presentation 8 a.m/10 a.m. Junior Varsity Football vs. Silliman (home) 6 p.m. Pep Rally 2:20 p.m. Varsity Football vs. Bowling Green (home) 7 p.m. North/South Fast Pitch Softball Tournament North/South Fast Pitch Softball Tournament Spanish II Field Trip National College Fair - 11th & 12th grade $1 Dress Day Junior Varsity Football vs. Centreville (home) 6 p.m. Varsity Football @ Trinity Episcopal 7 p.m.


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All Around Campus:

Varsity Football and Varsity & JV Fast Pitch team members were introduced at Spirit Night. The Varsity Cheerleaders, along with the JV Cheerleaders and the Dixie Darlings, helped to get the crowd up and on their feet. (Photos by Paden Mouton)

Fourth graders Morgan Campbell, Wesley O’Neal, Kade Halphen, and Emily Harrell show off their insect art. Mrs. Jan Raney’s science class, students created butterfly mobiles and colorful dragonflies as a fun portion of their recent study of insects. (Photo by Nicole Dykes)

Students in K4 spent time learning about their vowels. Pictured (clockwise from left) are Hayden Paxton, Christopher Dufour, & Briley Sullivan decorating their “Under the Umbrella” cupcakes as they learn about the letter U. Earlier in the week, students rolled peanut butter in powdered sugar to make “Inchworms” as they studied the letter I. (Photos by Luke Fryoux)

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Patriots Inch Past Rebels, 42-41 Photos by Selser Photography

Last Friday night, the Central Private Rebels came just short of a victory against the Patriots. The Rebels look to bounce back tomorrow night in an away game against Silliman. The action begins at 7 PM. Top & Bottom L: Mason Jordan; Center L: Ryan Bowman.

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Wildcats Shut Down Tigers in Jamboree

Photos by Expressions Photography Writeup by Josh Walker

Central’s defense found a way to do what not many teams could do to East Feliciana this past Friday: stop them. In what would amount to half a regular season game, the Wildcats did not give up a single offensive point to the Tigers, winning the game 7-2. East Feliciana got the ball first and drove it down to Central’s 4 yard line where the Wildcats mounted a goal line stand that kept the game scoreless. The Wildcats took over but were tackled in the endzone on a run play by Gary Triplet. Central forced a fumble on East Feliciana’s next drive that was recovered by Logan Metcalfe. The Wildcats steadily got in the normal flow of their offense with big runs by Brett Courville (9 carries, 46 yards) and Lamonte Janeau (12 carries, 41 yards). Courville also completed a 74 yard touchdown pass to Gary Triplet for the only touchdown of the game. Courville finished the game completing 3 of

5 passes for 79 yards with the one touchdown pass. The Wildcat defense held East Feliciana to 128 total yards and forced 2 fumbles, displaying the “bend but don’t break” mentality. Zach Hetrick led all defenders with 3 tackles. The East Feliciana offense got 50 rushing yards mainly on runs by Armstead and Woods which totaled 43 yards. Central’s passing defense improved as the game went along, giving up only 13 of 78 passing yards in the second half. In his post-game speech, Coach Dotson said, “I feel like we came out flat. In the style we are going to play and the pace we are going to push, we can’t come out flat.” Coach also commented on the positives, mentioning the goal line stand and long touchdown pass. In closing, he said, “We have a long way to go to be a great football team, but we will get there.” This is a team that can reach any goal they set if they continue to work hard.

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Ask The Doctor: Knee Pain & Orthopaedic Concerns

Anyone who has experienced pain in their knees knows how quickly they can become incapacitated. One of the most common causes of knee problems is arthritis. Dr. Adam Whatley, an orthopaedic surgeon with Baton Rouge Orthopaedic Clinic, will address arthritis associated with knee pain and other orthopaedic concerns during an “Ask the Doctor” Lunch and Learn session September 6, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Staff Development Classroom at Lane Regional Medical Center in Zachary. Advance reservations are required by calling 654-LANE (5263). The session is FREE and includes a light lunch.

Back to School Good Health Tips

By Kathy Pate, RN, Telemetry Unit Director of Lane Regional Medical Center

As the school year begins, make sure you are sending your kids off to school with more than just a kiss. Children who succeed in school begin with healthy home habits. Getting enough sleep is vital for growing children. Ten to 12 hours per day is the minimum for children ages three to six. Children between the ages seven and twelve should get at least 10 hours per day, and teenagers ages 13 to 18 should get a minimum of 8 hours per day. As your child grows older bedtimes seem to get later or disappear altogether, so it’s important to encourage teens to get enough rest. “The older your children are, the more vital sleep becomes because of busy extra-curricular activities and social lives,” says Kathy Pate, RN at Lane Regional Medical Center. “It is important to stress the importance of getting enough rest at every age to your children.” The next step in ensuring your child will be a star student is sending them off to school with a full tummy. Skipping breakfast in the midst of all the chaos is not only bad for the brain, but also damaging in maintaining a healthy weight. Studies show that kids who eat breakfast take in more of the nutrients they need, and cannot get

those nutrients at any other time of day. Consider these healthy, kidfriendly breakfast options: • Half a whole-grain bagel, spread with peanut butter and topped with raisins and a glass of milk • 8 ounces of low-fat fruited yogurt, whole-grain toast and 100 percent juice • Fruit and yogurt smoothie with whole-grain toast • Scrambled eggs stuffed into half a whole-grain pita pocket and topped with shredded cheddar cheese and salsa or ketchup with 100 percent juice • A waffle sandwich: two whole-grain, toasted waffles spread with almond, peanut or soy nut butters and a glass of milk. While schools provide children recess and P.E. classes, sometimes that exercise just isn’t enough. Don’t overestimate the amount of physical exercise your kids may be getting from school: according to a research study conducted by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, only 33% of students attended daily physical education classes in 2009. Encourage them to play outside and participate in fun activities that include lots of running around. Schools can also be a breeding ground for germs. Make sure your children know how to properly wash their hands by rubbing their hands for at least 20 seconds. Singing “Happy Birthday” while hand washing is an easy way for younger kids to know just how long to wash their hands. Also, teaching your kids how to cover their noses and mouths when coughing or sneezing will prevent them from spreading germs to other children. And if a child seems to be underthe-weather, let them stay home. It’s better than going to school spreading germs and picking up extra ones with their weakened immune system.

Lane RMC September Events

"Ask the Doctor": Knee Pain and other Orthopaedic Concerns - Sept. 6 Diabetes Support Group - Sept. 13 Prostate Cancer Screening - Sept. 29 Scale Down Info Sessions - every Thursday (Sept. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29) For more information about any of these items, please contact Lane Regional Medical Center.

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CentralSpeaks.com Print Edition • Thursday, September 1, 2011

With Sadness We Say Goodbye to Joyce D’avy A Life Well Spent

By DeeDee Dupree

Joyce M. Soileau D’avy was a long time resident of the central community for over 36 years. Her wonderful journey through life ended Thursday, August 25, 2011 at Harvest Manor Nursing Home. Our hearts may fill with sadness for her loss, but those that knew her best feel enriched and blessed to have known such an incredible, loving woman. She was the type of person that always saw the best in everyone. She possessed a special quality that pulled people to her like a magnet, making each of them strive to be the best they could be. Joyce was born December 14, 1922 in Ville Platte and later made her home in Central. She was happily married to the love of her life, Nubby “Honey” D’avy Sr., for 46 years before he passed away 9 years ago. They spent their time together gardening, fishing and enjoying the company of their treasured family and friends. Joyce was best described as loving, thoughtful, kind and a GREAT cook. Gumbo, stuffed bell peppers and cornbread dressing were

some of her specialties as well as the most requested by her adoring family. She was a member of a large family, consisting of 5 sisters, 4 children, 4 step children, 23 grand children, 38 great-grand children, and 3 great-great grand children. She was a generous, caring woman that opened her home to family and friends as needed. Sadly, Joyce knew her share of sorrow, losing her parents, three sisters, two of her children and two husbands over her lifetime. Her children and their families were her reason for living. She instilled compassion and Christian values in all of them. Before her stroke, Joyce loved spending her time outdoors with her great grandchildren. Even as her own body became weaker over time, she never lost her zest for life. Wednesday night, Joyce spent her last evening with her doting son, Ben, his wife, Barbara, and their daughters, Christine and Crystal. Many tears were shed Thursday as Joyce went on to be with the Lord, however, it is impossible to wipe the smiles off the faces of this family as they describe the life Joyce lived and the impact she made on each of their lives. The family would like to thank Journey Church, Harvest Manor and Life Source Hospice for their care and kindness. The song, “Don’t grieve for me, for I’ll be spending Christmas in Heaven” was played at her funeral as the tear soaked congregation reflected on her wonderful life. God received back his gift he shared with us for eighty-eight years. As a tribute to Joyce and her love for gardening and the outdoors, flowers as well as vegetables adorned her casket. She was a true blessing and loved by all Special thanks to Pastor Jay Coleman of Journey Church who conducted a beautiful service at Baker Funeral Home on Saturday August 28, 2011 where she was laid to rest. . She will be missed by many but never forgotten.

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In Memoriam: Allen Caughman Johnson

A veteran of World War II, he received the following medals for his service: Bronze Star, for going above and beyond the call of duty; European Theater medal, with silver service star for serving in five major campaigns; Belgium Bronze and Belgium Silver stars, Efficiency, Honor and Fidelity award and World War II Victory Medal. Upon returning from service to his country, he completed his associate degree at Clark College, then graduated from Mississippi College as he pastored churches in Mississippi. He earned his master of divinity degree from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Our father was the richest man we knew, not in Earthly terms but in spiritual prosperity. There was never a time, when the opportunity presented itself, where he failed to share Christ with anyone God placed in his path. This pathway led him to relationships that he is renewing today in heaven and tomorrow when we join him. God's greatest blessing on our father was the relationship with his partner in ministry and wife of 69 plus years, our mom. He retired from the pastorate at First Baptist Church, Baker, in 1984, but he never retired from the ministry. He died on Monday, Aug. 29, 2011. Visitation at Zoar Baptist Church, 11848 Hooper Road, Baton Rouge, Wednesday, Aug. 31, from 5 p.m.

to 9 p.m. Visitation resumes at the church Thursday, Sept. 1, from 9 a.m. until services at 11 a.m., conducted by Dr. Kevin Hand and the Rev. Dennis McNally. Burial in the church cemetery. Survived by his wife of 69 years and seven months, Earlene Tullos Johnson; daughter, Sarah Kennedy, of Hattiesburg, Miss.; three sons and their wives, Stan Johnson and wife Patti, of Hammond, Steve Johnson and wife Daryl, of Central, Sam Johnson and wife Teri, of Zachary; brother, Travis Johnson and wife Rita, of Hattiesburg; nine grandchildren, Laura Craven, Larry Johnson, Craig Johnson, Kyle Robertson, Stephen Kennedy, Scott Kennedy, Jaime Ashford, Steven Johnson, and Scott Johnson; and 12 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by his son-in-law, Larry Wells Kennedy; and grandson, Drew Johnson. Pallbearers will be Kyle Robertson, Stephen Kennedy, Larry Johnson, Craig Johnson, Scott Johnson, and Steven Johnson. Honorary pallbearers are the Pathfinders Sunday School class of Zoar Baptist Church, the Tuesday Night Music Group and Drew Johnson. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to world hunger or the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Share sympathies, memories, and condolences at www. CharletFuneralHome.com.


18 ANNOUNCEMENTS

Christy Roe & Dennis Valladares Welcome Son Mason Ross

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Amanda O’Quin to Marry Austin McGraw on September 24

Christy Roe and Dennis Valladares are proud to announce the birth of their son, Mason Ross. Mason was born on June 28th at 4:21 pm. at Woman's Hospital. He weighed 7 pounds 12 ounces and was 20 1/4 inches long. Proud grandparents are Chip and Karen Roe of Central and Delia Valladares of Danli, Honduras. Great grandparents are Garland and Nell Watts and Thelma Roe of Central.

Sign Up Now for Pride of Louisiana Pageant

Submitted by Kellie Alford

The Pride of Louisiana Pageant will be held on Saturday, October 1, 2011. Babies to 21 years old are eligible to participate. You don’t want to miss this- there will be beautiful crowns and custom sashes! For more information, go to www.prideoflouisiana.webs.com or contact Kellie Alford at cheerbooster.com.

Amanda O’Quin of Central and Austin McGraw of Central will marry in a 5:30 p.m. ceremony on Saturday, September 24, 2011, on Pensacola Beach, Florida. The bride-elect is the daughter of Tony & DeeDee O’Quin of Central. She is the granddaughter of Mr. & Mrs. Jerry Tarver of Central and Mr. & Mrs. Larry O’Quin of River Ridge, LA. Amanda is a graduate of Bethany Christian School and Louisiana State University and is currently a student at NOBTS. She is a Jr.

High Literature teacher at Bethany Christian School, as well as Kids/ Jr. High Minister at Cornerstone Fellowship. Her fiancé is the son of Jeff & Angela McGraw of Central. He is the grandson of Mr. & Mrs. Gerald Bueche of Central and Mr. & Mrs. Roy McGraw of St. Francisville, LA. Austin is a graduate of Central High School and Louisiana State University. He is a manager at Sammy’s Bar & Grill in Central, as well as a personal trainer at Snap Fitness in Denham Springs.


CentralSpeaks.com Print Edition • Thursday, September 1, 2011

In Memoriam: Earl Newton Colbey

Earl Newton Colbey, 81 yrs of Buckeye, Arizona, passed away peacefully on August 22, 2011. He was born on May 18, 1930 in Harrah, Oklahoma to parents John H. and Lola R. Colbey. Earl was a WWII and Korean War Veteran, served in US Navy and US Army and spent 37 months MIA /Prisoner of War in Korea. He was a member of Task Force Smith and was a "Tiger Survivor". He was a wonderful man, loving husband, amazing father, grandfather & great-grandfather and was loved by many. Earl is survived by his loving wife Ruth of 46 years, 3 sisters Helen, Lois and Sharon. Daughters Jeannie Spell, Rosemary Meredith, sons Wayne, Peter and Eddy Colbey. 1 son-in-law Tim, 3 daughter-in-laws Mary, Cheryl and Leticia, 16 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. Viewing and Visitation was August 25, 6-9 pm and Funeral August 26, 6pm at The Worship and Word Church in Peoria, Az. Remains are being flown home where honors will commence at Life Tabernacle Church, at 9353 Hooper Road in Central where he attended over 20 years. Pastored by his grandson, Rev. Tony Spell of Central and officiating with Pastor Stacy Wiley of Peoria, Arizona.

Brittany Scardina & Jess Lynn to Marry at Comite Baptist Brittany Scardina of Central and Jess Lynn of Sulphur will marry in a 6:30 PM ceremony on September 24, 2011, at Comite Baptist Church in Baton Rouge. The bride-elect is the daughter of Sidney and Stephanie Norder Scardina. She is the granddaughter of Betty and the late William Donald Norder, Sr. of Central and the late Mollie and Melvin Scardina of Central. Brittany is a graduate of Central High School and Louisiana State University School of Dentistry. She is presently employed by Dr. Scott Browning DDS and Dr. Jimmie Hammack DDS as a registered Dental Hygienist. Her fiancé is the son of Louis and Tammy Lynn of Sulphur, Louisiana. He is the grandson of Alice and the late Dr. Louis Lynn of Sulphur and Shadye and Coupie Paulk of Sulphur. Jess is a graduate of Sulphur High School, Louisiana State University, and Louisiana State University School of Dentistry. He is presently practicing dentistry in Iowa, Louisiana as an associate with Dr. Charlie Buller.

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Burl & Helen Bailey Celebrate 60th Anniversary

Burl and Helen Bailey celebrated their 60th anniversary with family and friends at a special church service in their honor at Magnolia Methodist Church and a reception following the service. Along with their local family and friends they were surprised by several out of town family members that attended. There was a family gathering at their daughter and sonin-laws house after the reception. The honorees have three children and spouses: Debbie and Ronnie

Thompson, Jeanie and James White, and the late Randy Bailey and wife Edna. They have 3 grandchildren and spouses: Jason and Lauren Thompson, Bryan and Vicki Thompson, and Randy Bailey. Greatgrandchildren are Keith Blanda and Isabella Thompson. The Baileys were married on August 3, 1951 at First Methodist Church in Monroe, La. She is the former Helen Garrett of Monroe.

Matthew & Brooke Bridges Announce Birth of Daughter Avery Blaire

Matthew and Brooke (Scardina) Bridges are proud to announce the birth of their beautiful baby girl, Avery Blaire. Avery was born on June 15, 2011 at 7:14 am. She weighed 7 lbs 3 oz and was 18.5 inches long. Avery was welcomed by proud grandparents Sidney and Stephanie Scardina and David and Cathy Bridges of Central. Our family is so thankful to be blessed with such an amazing gift from God!

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20 FUN

Thursday, September 1, 2011 • CentralSpeaks.com Print Edition

Scouts Have a Blast at Central Scout Day

Central Scout Day was last Saturday at Cornerstone Fellowship Church. The scouts got to show off the skills they have learned and enjoy fun activities with scout leaders and the community. Thanks to all who came out! Photos submitted by Rhonda Smith

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