September 12, 2013 • Daily News at CentralSpeaks.com
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CCA Forum on Flood Control
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The Central Community Alliance will host a public forum this Tuesday evening, September 17th, at 7PM. The meeting will be held in the DEMCO meeting room at 16262 Wax Road. Guest speakers will be Central Councilman Aaron Moak and Certified Flood Plain Manager Kathi Cowen. Potentially, the recent Beaver Bayou Flood Risk Analysis study funded by the City shows that over 1,000 Homeowners in Central could be removed from flood zones A and AE and placed in Zone X where they would not be required to carry flood insurance. With flood insurance premiums rising at alarming rates, the savings to Central Homeowners would be a welcome relief. Maps of the study area will be available. The plan must now be submitted to FEMA for approval and implementation. Come see if you are in the study area and get your questions answered. There will also be a MOHSEP Update called “It’s Hurricane Season - Prepare” by Kyle Jones, CEM, LEM Chief of Operations. The East Baton Rouge Parish Mayor’s Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness (MOHSEP) is the coordinator of Public Safety for the parish during an incident that affects the people of the parish. Kyle will bring us up to date with current preparations and information. All Central citizens are welcome.
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The Wildcats faced the Istrouma Indians last Friday night at home. Turn to page 8 for the Wildcat Update.
Central’s First Call-In Sports Talk Show
Tune in to 910 AM at 5PM Thursday and make Central History with Sid Edwards and Dave Freneaux. This will be the first ever call-in format sports talk show in Central. From 5 to 5:30PM Sid and Dave dissect the Wildcats' win over Istrouma and look ahead to Friday's home game against Morgan City. At 5:30 the talk continues, but you can call in and participate. Call 928-4910 and 910 AM will cue you up to ask your questions, talk with Coach Sid, and share your thoughts on Wildcat Football.
Central CrossFit Raises Funds in Memory of Fallen Firefighters
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On August 31, Central CrossFit hosted a fundraising fitness event in memory of the 19 firefighters who died in the June 30th Yuma, Arizona wildfire. Participants are pictured above, including members of the Central Fire Department. Turn to page 3 for details.
Claude Derbes on Central Legends
Join Dave Freneaux and Les Bueche for an hour discussing Central with Mr. Claude on Central Legends, broadcast on 910 AM at 6PM live from DeAngelo's. Many know Mr. Claude Derbes as the owner of Central Drug Store. What many do not know is that he was instrumental in supporting the incorporation of Central and the formation of the Central School System. He has also played a vital role in the success of the Central Chamber of Commerce.
This Is Central
Let me first issue a challenge to Central’s high school football fans, then I’ll explain my thinking. I challenge us, and I include myself, to leave Wildcat Stadium and Rebel Field trash-free Friday night. Describing Central to someone who does not live here is not easy. Central is more than 27,000 people in 10,000 houses with 600 businesses and 5 school facilities. Central is a culture, one that I have heard summed up in the phrase “This Is Central”. “This Is Central.” Even those three words mean very little unless you can hear the inflections in the voice of the speaker. When I hear it spoken by some, it is filled with pride and a determination to be selfsufficient and to be the best. Behind every successful effort in Central, from the incorporation of the city to the founding of all of our public and private schools to the programs and events sponsored by all of our civic organizations, there is a desire to be the best and to have the best that can be summed up in that phrase “This Is Central”. This week three things happened that pushed me to challenge us. The young men and women of the Amite River Preservation Association featured today in an article in this paper have quietly spent most weekends this summer cleaning up trash thrown into the Amite River. I
had several elderly citizens call me this week disheartened about the trash people throw out of moving cars into the ditches in front of homes and I remembered that the young citizens group Central Leadership for Tomorrow sponsors an annual cleanup day to address this very issue. Then I went back to the stadium last Saturday morning to do a check of the radio broadcast phone line and I found contractors paid by our tax dollars cleaning up the cups, napkins and containers our fans left in the bleachers. I believe Central can be a beautiful city. I also optimistically believe that if we all thought about everything we did, there are many things we just would not do. I believe that tossing or leaving a piece of trash anywhere is not something people “think” about, so I would like to plant a thought. When you see the trash you or someone else is about to leave somewhere, say to yourself “This Is Central”, because clean or trashed, “This Is Central.” I am hoping enough people have read this by Friday night to make a difference. As we each get up to leave the stadium look around and think to yourself “This Is Central” and grab a cup or container, maybe not even your own, and drop it in a trash can. Let’s start this at the football games and then carry that same culture of Central pride out into our daily activities in the community. All of you who are already practicing what I am suggesting, let’s take it one step further and lead by example and pick up someone else’s trash. A culture of community pride is contagious, so let’s spread the pride, because “This Is Central” and that is Good News for a Great City.
Thursday, September 12, 2013 • CentralSpeaks.com Print Edition
A Reason to Relay
Editorial by Beth Fussell
Over the next couple of months, you may see and hear a good bit about Central Relay for Life. The event is coming on November 16th and we are looking for participants. Relay for Life is a major fundraiser for the American Cancer Society, but it is much more than that. Relay is an opportunity to honor those in our lives who have been affected by cancer, personally or through someone they love. It is also a chance to remember those we have lost to cancer. Relay for Life is a fun community event, and it brings people together for a cause that is meaningful to everyone present. I don’t know anyone who has not seen a friend, a loved one, or a relative of someone close to them go through cancer or lose someone to cancer. It’s something that truly has an impact on everyone. Everyone has a reason to Relay. I got involved in Relay for Life in honor of my friend’s father who was going through cancer treatment at the time. He has since passed away, but he inspired a whole group of people to fundraise and participate in Relay for Life in the hope that we can make a difference for the future. I have several friends and family
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I am writing this letter to clear up some confusion and set the record straight. A recent newspaper article in the Central City News incorrectly stated that I resigned as Chairman from the Planning and Zoning Commission. Since this article, I have been asked by several people if I had resigned due to pressure or because I was mad or aggravated with Central politics. The answer is no, I have considered it an honor to serve on the Planning and Zoning Commission since the incorporation of our City in 2005. I have had the privilege to serve with a number of dedicated citizens who all have nothing but the best interest of our community at heart. I served two four-year terms; my second term expired last month. I decided not to reapply due to
business commitments which have begun to conflict with my duties as a commission member. I will continue to serve on the City Center Selection Committee and will be involved in the completion of our zoning map and new zoning code. I will continue to be involved in our great City as time permits and will always be willing to assist our Mayor and City Council when asked. Like many of you, I feel the back biting and divisions in our community are somewhat disheartening at times, but I have no intention of getting mad and quitting. Central is a great place to live and raise a family and I look forward to the continued success of our City and School System. Respectfully, Rodney J. Bonvillain
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members who have gone through cancer treatment, and they, too are a reason I stay involved in Relay for Life. So what can you do to help? • Form a team: Teams can be any number of friends, organization members, or coworkers who would like to fundraise and participate in the Relay for Life event. • Donate: Sponsorships are available for the Relay for Life event, or individuals can donate to a specific team or to Relay in general. • Participate: Come out on the day of Relay to experience a meaningful, family-friendly event. If you are a cancer survivor, you can sign up to be a part of Relay as an individual or as part of a team. • Support: There will be several fundraisers going on around Central leading up to the Relay event, so consider supporting one or more of those fundraisers. For more information on any of these options or about Relay for Life in general, email Beth@CentralSpeaks. com or call 978-7025. Think about the loved ones in your life, and find your reason to Relay.
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Two New P&Z Members Selected
William Matlock and Bijan Sharafkhani will begin immediately serving four year terms as the two newest members of Central's Planning and Zoning Commission, or "P&Z". The City Council Tuesday night selected these two citizens from a pool of eight applicants for the unpaid appointed positions. The vacancies were a result of two of Central's P&Z members serving out their full terms, which expired
in August. The exiting members are Rodney Bonvillain and Wade Giles, who served as the Chairman and Vice-Chairman of the Commission. The P&Z is a group of seven citizens appointed by the City Council to review and make recommendations to the Council on zoning matters and to make final determinations on all planning matters that do not require rezoning, such as minor subdivisions of property.
City Center Selection Committee Meeting Tonight Thursday, September 12, 2013 6:00 p.m. Central Branch Library 11260 Joor Rd, Central, LA 70818 AGENDA
1. Call to Order 2. Approval of Minutes from the August 29, 2013 meeting 3. New Business a) Discussion and action concerning a grading/ranking scale on property evaluations/criteria. (by David Barrow) b) Discussion and action concerning alternate methods on seeking information on potential city center sites in addition to the RFI process. (by Jon Simmons) 4. Public Comments (time limit of 3 minutes per speaker) 5. Adjourn
City Center Public Information Meeting From the City of Central
The city of Central City Center Selection Committee will hold an informational meeting for all properties owners interested in responding to the Request for Information for property for a future city hall and city center. The meeting will be held on Thursday, September 19 at 5:30 pm at Future Hope Ministires, 17070 Greenwell Springs Rd, Ste F (behind Frog's Convenience Store at the corner of Greenwell Springs Rd and Morgan Rd). City representatives, committee members, and city planners will be on hand to answer questions related to the RFI which can be found on the city website at www.centralgov.com<http://www. centralgov.com/>. A minimum of 15 acres must be provided, according to the RFI.
“Hotshots 19” Memorial Workout & Fundraiser Raises $1,500 Super Blowout Sale! On Saturday, August 31st, the CrossFit here in Central hosted an event September 12th
to raise money in memory of the 19 firefighters who died on June 30, 2013 fighting an out-of-control wildfire in Yarnell, Arizona. Participants made donations, and more than $250,000 has been raised nationally for the families of the fallen firefighters through CrossFits around the country. Check out https://hotshots19.crossfit.com/ to contribute. Jason, the owner of Central Crossfit, said that all together here in Central, we raised $1,500 for the families of the Hotshots 19. We had 9 people from Central Fire Department show up and participate at the event. Everyone did their best, and it was a ROUGH workout with six rounds of the following exercises, done for time: 30 air squats, 19 power cleans at 135 pounds (adjusted according to ability), 7 pull-ups, and a 400-meter run. Thank you to everyone who came out to support this cause!
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Comite Hills Burglary Solved Crime Stoppers: Have You Jordan Law of Comite Hills subdivision in Central was Seen These Fugitives? arrested Monday and charged with Felony Burglary and Felony Simple Theft. On Saturday, a Comite Hills resident filed a complaint that jewelry was missing from her house. EBRSO Detective Michelli conducted a pawn inquiry and found that the complainant's neighbor, Jordan Law, had sold jewelry matching the description of the missing pieces to a Baton Rouge pawn shop. The victim identified the jewelry as hers. While Detective Michelli was still at the pawn shop having identified the jewelry, the accused drove into the parking lot. Michelli placed him in custody and read him his rights. The accused admitted to the burglary and was booked into the EBR Parish Prison.
The City of Central Chamber of Commerce C4 Report
Charlie Savoie/Johnny’s Pizza says “I’m In”
“The Central Chamber of Commerce is a stellar organization. I can’t say enough about how warm and welcoming the staff has been inviting us into the area. Central is blessed with this group of people. Plain and simple, They Care…and thats why I’m In.” Charlie Savoie, Franchise Owner Johnny’s Pizza 14790 Wax Road, Suite 112 Central, LA. 70818 Office: 225.615.8335 Website: www.johnnys-pizza.net Like us on Face Book Page - Johnny’s Pizza Baton Rouge Member Joined: November, 2012
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Southern Charm Marketplace Holds Grand Opening
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Southern Charm Marketplace held their grand opening and ribbon cutting last Friday, September 6th. Southern Charm celebrated their opening at their new location on Hooper Road in the shopping center by Capital One Bank. Southern Charm is co-owned by Kristen Perrin and Mindy Callender. They are open Tuesday through Saturday, 10-6. Check it out on facebook.com/ SouthernCharmCentral, or call 261-0440 for more details.
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Marine Receives Quilt of Valor Central Lodge Update
Geaux Seven Chapter of Blue Star Mothers presented Marine Cpl. Jesse Lee with this beautiful handmade 'Quilt of Valor' at their meeting on Monday. With Cpl Lee is his mom, Donna, and Linda Furr. The quilt was made by Stitching Sisters, a group of moms in Michigan and very good friends with our chapter's Kathy Baker, pictured on left.
Dog Found on Frenchtown Road
This dog was found on Frenchtown Rd at the train trestle. If this is your dog or you know who it belongs to, please call 225-305-4241.
Ben Melanson (left), DDGM and Robert Lee, WM 2012, Central Lodge #442 On Sunday September 8, 2013, Central Masonic Lodge #442, along with 8 other Lodges in the 13th Masonic District were presented a Certificate of Achievement for the year 2012 from R.W. Brother Ben Melanson, District Deputy Grand Master of the 13th Masonic District. Each Lodge had met all requirements of Masonic Education Committee Achievement Criteria for the 2012 year.
It’s P.A.D. Awareness Month
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September is PAD Awareness Month. PAD, or peripheral arterial disease, is a serious condition of blockages in the legs, often leading to amputations. However, 60% of the amputation procedures performed in the United States could have been prevented if PAD was properly diagnosed and treated interventionally. PAD is caused by the same risk factors that lead to heart disease. Those at risk include anyone over
the age of 50, especially African Americans; those who smoke or have smoked; and those who have diabetes, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol or a personal or family history of vascular disease, heart attack, or stroke. A simple, painless ultrasound can test the blood flow in your legs to determine your risk of PAD. Consult with your doctor if you think you may be at risk. Cardiovascular Institute of the South, 985-872-5980, www.cardio.com
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Amite River Preservation Association Spends Summer Cleaning the Amite River
By Mia Freneaux
The Amite River Preservation Association has once again spent their entire summer ensuring our Amite River remains a place of beauty. The crew of college and high school aged students collected an amazing 6000 gallons of garbage (that's one piece at a time, folks) and are still at it. They have worked so hard they've worn out the bottom of the boat they purchased only last summer! Overcoming issues like the boat and a launch that needs repair, along with the challenge of meeting people who just don't appreciate what they do, they persevere on their selfappointed task. Check out their new Facebook site and leave them a message of thanks!
(Below) Before ARPA
(Above) After ARPA
(Below) After ARPA
Above and Left: Amite River Preservation Association members hard at work. Right: Before and After photos of ARPA’s handiwork
(Above) Before ARPA
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Wildcats Cruise to Win
Central needed only the first quarter to build a 36-0 lead over Istrouma Friday night on the way to a 55-12 season-opening victory. Central, a Division 5A school and a much larger football program than Istrouma, quickly wore down the Division 2A Indians. Speedster Gary Triplett scored on three first quarter drives and Shane Smith and Kevin Henry each returned interceptions for touchdowns. Central showed a strong passing game and good timing offensively.
The stingy Wildcat run defense shut down the Indians and yielded a net negative 34 yards. Coach Sid Edwards of Central commented: “I was pleased with our intensity and efficiency against Istrouma.” Senior QB Jarrad Hayes, declared eligible for competition only two days earlier, was 13 for 16 passing for 171 yards and four TD’s. Using a “Rushing by Committee” approach, ten Wildcat runners combined for 185 yards and touchdowns by Leo Brownfield and Gary Triplett. See Istrouma, Page 9
Stat Leaders vs Istrouma
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Rushing #22 Vessel: 9 rushes for 30 yds #4 Brownfield: 5 rushes for 32 yds, 1 TD Passing #9 Hayes: 13/16 for 171 yds, 4 TD Receiving #2 Triplett: 6 rec for 75 yds, 1 TD Defense #97 Colomb: 2.5 tkls, 1.5 sacks, 1.5 TFL #20 Henry: 2 tkls, 1 int, 1 TD Kicking/Punting #82 Noel: 4 PAT, 2 punts for 76 yds
Sep 6 Istrouma Home W55-12 Sep 13 Morgan City Home Sep 20 Jesuit Home Sep 27 McKinley Away Oct 4 Scotlandville Away Oct 11 Denham Away Oct 18 Zachary Home Oct 25 Broadmoor Away Nov 1 Walker Home Nov 8 Live Oak Home
Central Speaks wishes the Wildcats Central Hosts Morgan City Friday The Wildcats take the field Friday in Wildcat Stadium plaing host to a Great Morgan City. Central will be looking for a 2-0 start to the season and will again be broadcast on FM 100.7 the Tiger. Coach Sid is not letting the 2013 team drop their guard against Morgan City. He warns:”Morgan City is a team in stature with good players in the skill positions.” Kickoff is Season big 7PM so come out and pack the stadium with Wildcat faithful.
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Dillon Brumfield & Braelen Mattox
Continued from Page 8 Centralâ€™s receiving corps added 4 scores, one each by James Schopp and Terrell Chatman and two by Triplett. The Wildcat Defense held Istrouma to 106 total yards and logged 5 sacks and three interceptions. Kicker Greg Noel was 4 for 4 on extra points with John Thibodeaux adding one PAT and Elizabeth Wicker seeing her first two kicking attempts as a CHS varsity player.
Caleb Harris & Jarrad Hayes
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Coming Up for CHS Swimming Sept. 14 Crawfish Meet 7:30 Warm-up Meet begins at 8:10
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Central Private Travels to Trinity Episcopal
Oct. 12 Crawfish Meet 10:30 Warm-up Meet begins around 11:00 Oct. 20 Crawfish Meet 1:00 Warm-up Meet begins at 1:30 Nov. 2-3 City Meet @ Crawfish Aquatics Nov. 22-23
State Meet in Sulphur
Central Swim Kicks Off Season Strong
Submitted by Coach Osborne
Opening the season in a meet that featured two defending state champions, the Central swim team had a very strong showing. The Wildcats had seven times fast enough to qualify for the state meet in November, and the boys’ team scored 85 points in the kickoff meet with a shortened format. Sean Murphy was the first to post a state time finishing the 200 freestyle in 2:14.68. Matthew Arnold was next as he posted a fourth place finish in the 200 IM in 2:14.59. Matthew also finished second in the 100 backstroke in 1:02.25. Also, posting a state time was Kade McAdams in the
100 freestyle when he finished in 57.86. Daniel Parker posted two state qualifying times. Daniel swam the 50 free in 24.82 and the 100 breaststroke in 1:09.95 which was good enough for 4th place. The final state time was posted by Emerald Roney who completed the 100 backstroke in 1:18.33. Two other strong performances were turned in by first year swimmers. Freshman Acacia Porch swam her first 100 freestyle fast enough to earn two points for the Wildcats. Cameron Polk, a junior, earned a point for the Wildcats in the 50 freestyle. He swam the 50 freestyle in 26.83 which is less than half a second off the state qualifying time.
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Above Left: #30 Logan Prather; Above Right: #12 Jordan Turnley; Left: #40 Rhett Seguin The Rebels traveled to Trinity Episcopal last Friday night. This Friday, catch Central Private at home vs ACCS beginning at 7PM. Another home game will follow on September 20th against Glenbrook. The JV team plays tonight at 6PM in an away game at Ben’s Ford.
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CAPA Corner: Thanks
Col 3:15-16 15 And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in one body; and be thankful. 16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. NKJV Peace ruling in our hearts! What a wonderful admonishment form Paul! I believe that one of the ways to have peace in our hearts is to focus on what blesses our lives more than focusing on our dilemmas, circumstances and frustrations. As I contemplated the article for this week, my mind filled with many topics I could wax eloquently about in order to admonish us in some way. However, as I began to write my thoughts were arrested and even though it is not Thanksgiving, I decided to be thankful! So many times we have a tendency to take the positive things in life for granted and focus in on the negative. Recently I had a discussion with a young parent and I basically said, “Isn’t it amazing how our children can do 20 positive things in a row and not hear a word from us but then forget to accomplish one task, and based upon our mood at the time, we let them hear a variety of not so positive responses!” I went on to say, “Wouldn’t it be awesome if your child could hear praise and thanks from you everyday for at least 5 good things they do?” Wouldn’t that, as Paul says in Colossians, “Admonish us”? So this week I want to give some thanks for good things! First, I want to take this opportunity to
thank Central Speaks for providing the pastors a weekly space called “CAPA Corner”. Space is valuable to a newspaper! Yet each week, the pastors of our community are afforded the opportunity to utilize this space to encourage our community. What a blessing this is for us all! Pastors are busy people and, at least for me, my turn to write an article never seems to fall at a convenient time! So next, I want to thank all the pastors who take the time each week to write their article. We have so many wonderful pastors that serve congregations in our community and having the opportunity to hear from these pastors allows them to encourage us all, but and help to build unity in our community! People are busy too! In our fast paced world of high tech devises and demands on our time, it can be difficult to pause and take time to read a reoccurring article. However, ever time I write an article someone inevitably comes up to me and says, “Thanks for that article this week.” So finally this week, I want to thank all the people who take the time to read CAPA Corner each week. As you finish the article this week, pause and consider what and who you can be thankful for. Are there some things you take for granted? Has your life become cluttered with the focus on the negative? Maybe spend sometime this weekend thanking children, parents, neighbors, teachers, pastors etc. for all the positive things they do! I’ll bet you will find the peace of God ruling in your hearts! Ron Erickson, Future Hope Ministries
Photo by Beth Fussell Sunset over Wildcat Stadium last Friday with Grace UPC in the background
Thursday, September 12, 2013 â€˘ CentralSpeaks.com Print Edition
Central Relay for Life is scheduled for Saturday, November 16th at 3PM at Amazing Place. Relay for Life raises funds for the American Cancer Society. Did you know that scientists supported by the American Cancer Society have: Showed the importance of estrogen receptors in breast cancer; Showed the proficiency of the estrogen antagonist, tamoxifen, in preventing breast cancer recurrence and reducing incidence in high-risk women; Proved the safety and effectiveness of mammograms; Proved the efficacy of lumpectomy plus radiation compared with mastectomy for some breast cancers; and created hormonal therapy for prostate cancer. For more information or to get involved, email Beth@CentralSpeaks.com.
Matt & Jessica Walker Kenneth and Carolyn Lee Welcome Daughter Charlee Mae Celebrate 60th Anniversary
Matt and Jessica Walker of Central are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Charlee Mae Walker. Charlee was born on Monday, July 29, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Women's Hospital in Baton Rouge. She was 9 pounds and 21 inches. Charlee was welcomed by her grandparents, Mike and Joni Holaway, Mark and Jodi Beauchamp and Greg and Mandy Walker, all of Central. She is the great-granddaughter of George and Marie Holaway of Baker, Lena Mae Aime of Sorrento, Anthony and Gayle Rodriguez and Mable Walker, all of Central. She is the niece of Jacob Holaway, Amber Romero and Jessica Walker. Her God-parents are Joey Holaway and Brittnie Crumholt.
Submitted by Carolyn Lee
Kenneth and Carolyn Lee celebrated their 60th Wedding Anniversary with family and friends at the home of daughter Donna Brown on Saturday, August 31. The Lees were married on August 30, 1953 at First Baptist Church in New Iberia, LA. She is the former Carolyn Jane Schriber. The honorees have 3 daughters, Sharon Lee Baker of River Ridge, LA; Donna Lee Brown, wife of Tommy Michael Brown of Central; and Barbara (Bobbi) Lee DeBlieux, wife of Alvin DeBlieux of Modesto, CA; 8 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Kenneth is a retired Industrial Arts teacher from Istrouma High School. Carolyn was a secretary at several churches and schools in Baton Rouge. After retirement, the couple worked for the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers for 15 seasons (from 4 months to 1 year in length) operating campgrounds in Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina and Texas. The Lees have lived in Central since 1998.
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In Memoriam: Peyton McGraw Chase and Lacie Viola Welcome Peyton "Pey Pey" Leigh Bobby Dale Callendar. Burial was Daughter Hadlie Grace McGraw earned her angel wings at Sandy Creek Baptist Church, on Thursday, September 5, 2013 after a 27 month battle with kidney disease. She peacefully went to be with Jesus while wrapped in the loving arms of her parents at Texas Children's Hospital. Though her time here was short, a lifetime of love was achieved as she touched the hearts of so many people. Peyton's strength and courage is a virtue that will live in our hearts forever. Her beautiful smile touched the hearts of everyone who knew her. Some of her favorite things were dancing, riding her wagon, and shopping with her mommy. Visitation was held at Seale Funeral Home, Central, LA, on Wednesday, Sept. 11, from 10 a.m. until service at 2 p.m., officiated by Rev. Steven "Tot" Farmer and Rev.
Peyton is survived by her parents, Leremy and Stacey Lafleur McGraw; paternal grandparents, Joe and Debbie McGraw; maternal grandparents, Sherry and Joe Froeba, and Wayne and Mamie Lafleur; paternal great-grandfather, Oscar Lee McGraw; maternal greatgrandparents, Arleen and Roland Lafleur, Mae and Fred Snelson, and Calvin and Darlene Sekinger; aunts and uncles, Joey and Jade Forbes, Michael and Sarah McGraw, Lacy and Darryl Shaffer, Wayne and Kobi Lafleur, and Chase Lafleur; as well as numerous cousins and other relatives. Pallbeares will be her uncles. Please sign the online guestbook at www.sealefuneral. com.
In Memoriam: Robert Moore Hebert
Robert Moore "Bo" Hebert passed away at 3:20 PM Thursday, September 5, 2013 at his home with his family and St. Joseph Hospice by his side after a short battle with cancer. He was 78, just 12 days short of his 79th birthday. He was a resident of Central, retired from Dow Chemical, and a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. Visitation was held at Zoar Baptist Church on Sunday, September 8, 2013 until religious services conducted by Dr. Kevin Hand. Burial was in Zoar Baptist Church Cemetery. Survived by his wife Deanna "Dee" Turnage Hebert; son and daughterin-law, Davey and Karla Hebert; grandchildren, Anna Saucier and husband Ben, Daniel, Michael, and Samantha Hebert; great-grandsons, Peyton and Carson. Preceded in death by sister, Jane Fergeson; brother, Pete Hebert; son, Robert Keith Hebert; daughter, Cindy Hebert Clark and his parents, A.P. and Jeanette Moore Hebert. Pallbearers were Val Jarvis, Keith Cothern, Tom Jones, Randy Saucier, Steve Smith and Danny Allen. Honorary pallbearer will be Garrett Jones. Seale Funeral Home in Central is in charge of arrangements. Please visit our online registry book at www.sealefuneral.com
Chase and Lacie Viola would like to announce the birth of their baby girl, Hadlie Grace. She was born July 16 at 10:22 am weighing 6lbs 13oz. Hadlie was welcomed home by her big brother Cain. Grandparents are Charles and Tracy Viola and Shannon and Stacie Thibodeaux of Central. Great grandparents are John and Betty Thibodeaux, Charles and Peggy Viola and Faye Bennett.
Kayla Miley and David Brassett to Wed in November Photo by MB Portraits
Kayla Miley and David Brassett, both of Baton Rouge, will marry in a 7pm ceremony at St. Joseph’s Cathedral in Baton Rouge on November 15th. The bride-elect is the daughter of Randy & Mary Miley of Central. She is the granddaughter of the late Lynell and the late Laura Strickland of Baton Rouge and Gene and Dolly Miley of Central. She is a graduate of Redemptorist High School and Vanguard College of Cosmetology. She is a Cosmetologist at Salon Solitaire. Her fiancé is the son of David and Anne Brassett of Baton Rouge. He is the grandson of Leo and Ruth Brassett of Baton Rouge and the late Jack West Hart and the late Ann Sherman Hart of New Orleans. He is a graduate of Redemptorist High School and Louisiana State University. He is a Project Engineer for CSSI - Cost Segregation Services, Inc.
Thursday, September 12, 2013 • CentralSpeaks.com Print Edition
Healthy Recipe: Salmon Cakes What Is Physical Therapy?
By Rachel F. Johnson
I’ve had two Conqueror Classes so far and I cannot explain how much I love them! I feel so honored and privileged to be able to do what I do. To me, being a Personal Trainer isn’t about “whipping” someone into shape or making them so sore they can’t walk the next day; personal training is about making people feel good about themselves. It is about giving them the tools, advice and motivation to power through a workout and feel proud that they just beat the challenge! Working out should never be miserable, it should be fun! You may think I’m crazy for that statement, but it is true! This week, the girls and I toughed it up through a fun and challenging Obstacle Course and not one of us stopped smiling or laughing. I called it “sweat and smiles” because it wasn’t simply working out, it was having fun! I hope they all went home and ate a good meal like I did, because as we know, it takes good food to power a good workout! Makes 10-12 patties • 1 can Salmon • ½ medium onion, diced • ½ jalapeño, diced (optional) • ¼ tsp. black pepper • ¼ tsp. salt • 1 tsp. Italian Seasoning • 2 eggs • Couple of dashes of hot
sauce (optional) • 1 ½ oz. Wheat Thins (about 25 crackers), crushed Place entire can of salmon in a medium sized mixing bowl. Remove the spine of the fish with your hands. You can leave in the smaller bones as they are crushed easily and very good nutritionally because of their high Calcium content. Add in onion, jalapeño, and seasonings. Stir well. Add in eggs and hot sauce and mix again. Place skillet on medium heat and spray with nonstick cooking spray. When skillet is hot, sprinkle crushed crackers into salmon mixture and stir well again. Once skillet is warm, use your hands to form salmon mixture into small patties and grill 6-8 minutes, turning once halfway through. Repeat this process until all patties are grilled! Serve alongside vegetables of choice, such as grilled asparagus, sautéed squash, green beans or baked sweet potatoes! If in a pinch for time, simply pop a steamable bag of veggies in the microwave for a quick and healthy dinner! If you, your daughter, niece or friend are interested in trying out the Conqueror Classes, or are unable to attend all of the classes due to other activities, we would love to have you as a guest for as many classes as you choose! The cost is only $8.00 a class and it’s a great opportunity to try them out without the commitment of making them all! If this is something you would be interested in, feel free to contact me at 225-287-9476 or email@example.com. Classes are for teenage women on Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:00-5:00 with a different type of activity every time! Hope to see you there!
If you ask 10 people to tell you what Physical Therapy is, odds are you’ll get 10 different answers. PT and owner at Central Physical Therapy Helen Balzli thinks it’s because, “PT’s are so focused on giving patients the best care they can, they (we) probably haven’t done a good enough job explaining what we do.” A PT clinic in Norman, Oklahoma summed it up this way, “Physical Therapy will get you…Back to Work. Back to Play. Back to Life.” Whether it’s regaining the ability to walk after an injury or some other traumatic event or to relieve low back pain, physical therapists are trained to use a variety of techniques to get patients back to where they were before they needed treatment. According to Helen Balzli, “We may tailor exercises that target a patient’s specific ailment.” She says, “These are exercises a patient learns to do under the supervision of a physical therapist, but can also do at home. If a patient is complaining of headaches or pain around the neck or shoulders, we may use a technique called soft tissue mobilization.” CPT Physical Therapist Tom Coplin adds, “With soft tissue mobilization we use our hands to apply pressure in specific areas which releases tension and pain.” Physical therapists, like CPT’s Richard O’Quinn, have been specially trained to help people who suffer from dizziness that won’t go away. O’Quinn is a Herdman Certified Vestibular Therapist, one of only a handful in Louisiana. O’Quinn says, “For many of my patients the world has been spinning out of control for years. Before coming to me, they had no idea the problem could be solved for some with a simple maneuver of the head that resets crystals in the inner ear.” Sometimes, doctors prescribe physical therapy so a patient can avoid surgery. It
strengthens their muscles so when they undergo PT after the operation, they regain movement and range of motion faster. Helen Balzli says, “Whether it’s alleviating pain, rehabbing a patient after joint replacement or getting injured athletes ‘safely’ back in the game, physical therapy has a myriad of applications.” Some PT clinics specialize. There’s one in Manhattan that limits its practice to women’s issues and conditions like pre-and-post pregnancy fitness, urinary incontinence and swelling after breast cancer surgery. In the case of Central Physical Therapy, Helen Balzli says “We can do those things, but because we have such a broad cross section of patients we incorporate therapies proven safe and effective for everyone. We offer a mix of traditional PT along with some of the latest, cutting-edge therapies available.” So what is Physical Therapy? CPT Physical Therapist, Erik Strahan, DPT says, “If I had to boil it down to three things, I’d say Physical Therapy eliminates pain, helps people avoid surgery while improving mobility and function.” Physical Therapy really does get people back to work, back to play and back to life. Here are some signs you or someone you love may benefit from physical therapy: • Dizziness • Concussion symptoms • Severe headaches • Tendon pain related to the feet, elbows or wrists, ex: Plantar Fasciitis, Tennis Elbow, Carpal Tunnel • Stress and strain injuries that cause ligaments to contract and function improperly • Stiffness in the joints • Decreased range of motion • Rehabilitation to regain lost movement after an injury or surgery While its important patients consult with their physician before starting physical therapy, Strahan adds, “PT’s can do a thorough musculo-skeletal evaluation and recommend a treatment plan to doctors.”
Phil Rainier is Director of Marketing and Communications at Central Physical Therapy. His e-mail is prainier@ centralptonline.com . This column is in no way intended as medical advice.
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House/Dog Sitting: While you are away, let me take care of your home, water plants, check mail, etc. Dogsitting: Your home or mine. Avail. evenings and weekends. 225-931-9702 Free to Good Home: Black & white kitten approx. 8 weeks old. Litter box trained. Call Gloria at 276-2562 For Sale: 2 burial plots at Greenoaks in the Prayer Section. Lot 254 spaces 1 & 2 value: 4,300 will sell for 2,500 Call 225-261-4988. For Sale: Late model fiberglass camper top for full-size Toyota. Beige. $360. 225-454-3953. Help Wanted: Looking for a loving Christian PCA/Respite Caregiver to work with a wonderful adult young man who has Special Needs. Must have a reliable vehicle with working A/C. Starting pay $10. If this is what you’re looking for please send resume to: sandra_dismukes@ cox.net or call Sandra at 225-247-5537
For Sale: 48-inch box fan. 110 volts. $125. Call 261-4709
For Sale: Maytag Electric Double Oven $250. Call 261-4709
For Sale: Modern oval coffee table with Yard Sale: Rambling Oaks Sub. Fri.13th/ removable glass top. Black. Very nice. Sat.14th 12915 N Oak Tree Dr. 8am-4pm Can email pics. $85. 225-454-3953. Clothes, tools, computer desk, misc.
For Sale: Very nice lighted China cabinet w/ glass shelves. 78 x 40.5 x 14. For Rent: Gatlinburg Tenn. Log Cabin 3 Can email pics. $165. 225-454-3953. BR, 2 Bath for rent $550 per week. Some restrictions apply. Call 225-261-9192 For Sale: Movable cabinet/island (2’x4’), painted/glazed/hardware. Needs top. $350 OBO Call 225-931-0328; will send pics
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For Sale: Over 9 yrs exp private duty home health sitter. Light housekeeping & cooking. CPR & DSW certified. Call 225-454-3767 & leave message. For Sale: Large Antique reproduction entertainment center. Beautiful wood carving. Fits 42” TV. 87.5 x 46 x 24. Can email pics. $1500. 225-454-3953.
Lawn Mowing: Central Area. Free Estimates. Call 341-9480. For Sale: Two Cemetery Plots at For Sale: Twin XL Temperpedic Contour Select Mattress, 6 months old, great for Greenoaks Lakeside Garden #118. Value $7,300 - sell for $6,300. 225-810-5830 adjustable or hospital bed. Retail $1400, Asking $400 OBO. 261-0687 or 572-9941 For Sale: Brand new 9 pc Queen bdrm For Sale: Louisville fiberglass ladder, 8’ set, inc. mattress. Solid wood, black w/ silver hardware $2100 225-937-7499 A-frame, $75. 225-454-3953.
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Confederate Heating & Air Mention our ad to receive $25 off any service call! 261-5000
House Cleaning by Janie Openings for Homes in Central Honest, Dependable, References Available Weekly, Biweekly, or monthly 245-4268
AIR CONDITIONING Fontana Air, LLC We Cater to Your Comfort Not a Bait and Switch Contractor Guaranteed Quality at the Best Price Jon Fontana - 938-7448
HOUSE WASHING ALL PURPOSE EXTERIOR CLEANING Quality work at a fair price House & Concrete Cleaning Since 1994 225-273-1473
Rebel Heating & Air Service-Repair-Replace-Installation Free Estimates on Change Outs www.rebelheatingandair.com 225-929-8944
Central Lawn Pro, LLC Lawn Maintenance, New installation or renovation, Landscape, Hardscape Licensed and Insured 413-5028
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Gator Cuts Lawn Maintenance Mowing, Edging, Weed Eating Bed Cleanup & Maintenance Free Estimates 225-405-7837
BRICK WORK Construction Plus of Baton Rouge, LLC Fireplaces, Mailboxes, Floors, Driveway Apron, Outside Kitchens, Patio etc. Free Estimate, Call Jerome Dugas 225-261-1063
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For Sale: Roll Top Desk, Beautiful lg. solid wood Early American, ex. cond. $300. 225-262-5578.
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16 ARTS & FUN
Thursday, September 12, 2013 • CentralSpeaks.com Print Edition
Photo by Mia Freneaux
Despite the clouds last Friday night, you could still catch a glimpse of a rainbow through the clouds.
You’re Invited to Join the Central Community Chorus
The Central Community Chorus will start rehearsing for the 2013-2014 season tonight! We will be meeting in the Central MIDDLE School Choir Room from 6:00 - 7:30. Enter through the back of the school by the gym. The Chorus is for anyone high school aged through adults. No prior experience is necessary! For more information, email Michelle Freneaux at Michelle. Freneaux@gmail.com
The Art League of Central is hosting a free art show at the Greenwell Springs branch library throughout September. The show will be juried by Kathy Miller Stone, a nationally known artist, and is titled “A Point in Time”. A reception will be held September 29th from 3-5pm and is open to the public. Come see what our local artists have been working on!
Are You an Author?
The Central Cultural Foundation is putting out a call to all published authors residing in Central. We would like to obtain copies of your works to be placed on a special shelf at the Joor Road branch of the public library. Please contact Mia Freneaux for more information. 413-2162. The CCF was created for the purpose of supporting the arts and preserving the culture of Central and its environs and is open to anyone to join.