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CHS Student Council Needs Your Help

Photo courtesy of the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank

The Central High School Student Council is trying to make a positive impact in the community this school year, and is asking for the City of Central to help in their newest project. Below is a letter written to the City of Central from the Central High School Student Council.

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President, I truly believe that this is a great cause, not only to help “Trevor’s Wish”, but also to bring awareness to the ongoing hunger issue in our area. Our proposal, which has been approved by our principle, Mr. David Prescott, is to attempt to get local businesses and residents to participate in this endeavor by making a donation. Every penny of money raised will be put into a check to give to the Baton Rouge Food Bank in Trevor’s name. If you would like to help, any donation would be greatly appreciated, no matter the amount. I really hope that you will team up with the Central High School Student Council in making “Trevor’s Wish” a reality by bringing awareness to the hunger problem in our area. Please make checks payable to “Central High School” and mail to the attention of “Trevor’s Wish.” We will be accepting donations until October 4th. Thank you for truly being “A Community That Cares”, and God Bless.

Dear City of Central Residents: My name is Ashton Kennedy and I am the President of the Student Council at Central High School. Recently shown on the local news was a 10 year old boy from Baton Rouge named Trevor Sims, who has terminal cancer. He lives in Central and his dying wish is one that may surprise you. Unlike many children his age, his dying wish is to feed the hungry and the homeless in the Baton Rouge area through September 7th, but my fellow Student Council leaders and I propose that we, the City of Central, take it one step further. Growing up in Central, I have always loved the fact that we always lend a hand to help others in need, and I believe this is the perfect opportunity for us to do so. We truly are a family here in Central, something I would never trade Sincerely, for anything. As Student Council Ashton Kennedy

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Photo by Michael Spangler Beaver Bayou Bridge on Denham Road between Pinewood Drive and E. Beaver Drive is closed for repairs for about three weeks.

Sid Edwards on Football, Clif Richardson on Central

Tune in to 910 AM this Thursday at 5 PM when Head Coach Sid Edwards and co-host Dave Freneaux will talk through last week's loss to a strong Jesuit team and look forward to this Friday's road trip to McKinley. Join the call-in segments at 5:30, share your opinions, and ask Coach Sid your own questions. Then, stay tuned at 6 PM as Central's long time Justice of the Peace and former State Representative Clif Richardson shares his stories and insights on Central with hosts Dave Freneaux and Les Bueche. The Sid Edwards Show and Central Legends are broadcast live from DeAngelos.


Generosity Is Hereditary

My memories of the generosity of the people of Central go back 50 years. Riding to church with Grandmaw always involved stopping off at a neighbor’s house and picking up one or more of their children to take with us to Sunday School. Sharing vegetables with neighbors was just a part of what you did living in rural Central. In church over the years I have watched people step up and help with clothing, labor and finances whenever someone was in need. We have taken dozens of mission trips, local and long distance, purely for the privilege of sharing our labor with communities and people weathering hard times. Today I actually believe it is not possible to pick up a newspaper on a Thursday and not see some

charitable work being performed by one of our many amazing service organizations in Central. This is a truly generous community with a heart for helping others, and I am convinced that will never change. The reason I believe that Central will always be a generous community is that I believe generosity is hereditary. Want proof? Look at the front page of today’s paper. OUR high school students, Central’s young adults, have responded out of a pure spirit of generosity, and have challenged the Central community to help make “Trevor’s Wish” come true. Please read the story on page one. I am touched by Trevor Sims’ unselfish wish to feed the hungry. What an amazing display of maturity and love for others from a 10 year old. And now I am inspired by our own sons and daughters in Central taking up this cause. If you were ever concerned that the generous spirit of Central, from our Grandparents on down, would ever be extinguished, fret no more. Generosity is Hereditary in Central and is alive and well in our next generation.

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Thursday, September 26, 2013 • Print Edition

Excuses vs Opportunities

Editorial by Beth Fussell

I was a very awkward kid in high school. Honestly I still am, but that’s not the point. I was antisocial and nervous to talk to anyone outside of my small circle of friends. Again, not much has changed. As a result of that, I found that I formed most of my opinions of people based on the words of those who seemed to share my views or my disposition. Because I chose not to reach out to my classmates, I decided that the people who did not associate with me simply did not like me. In my mind, it was me against them. It was my excuse to avoid them, and it was easy. Skip ahead a few years to college, and some of those same people who “didn’t talk to me” in high school were making small talk with me when I saw them on campus. Rather than appreciating the conversation, I wondered why they had decided to talk to me now. It has taken me years to realize that so many of the people who I thought never gave me a chance were actually being judged and written off by me instead. There will always be a few who I just won’t get along with, but I cannot possibly know until I make

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that effort to learn about the people around me. It is frustrating how the easy choice is so often also the choice that I am sorry for later. It is easy to compartmentalize people and to write them off, to use our differences as an excuse to pass them by, but what have I missed out on in the process of doing so? As I have gotten more involved in various aspects of the community, I am constantly surprised by what a small amount of effort it really takes just to get to know someone a little, and with very few exceptions, I am glad that I did. Staying in my comfort zone is, in that moment, awesome. There is nothing easier. There is also no better guarantee that I will miss out on opportunities to make friends, to learn, to be kind, and to make a positive difference. Someone recently asked actor Tom Hiddleston how he stays positive. He responded, “You only get one.” I have been thinking about what I have done and what I can still do with my “one.” Suddenly, getting to know those who I thought might be “against” me seems a lot more worthwhile than coming up with excuses not to.

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Metro 1 Meeting Tuesday

Metropolitan Councilman Trae Welch, District 1, will host a Metro 1 Meeting on Tuesday, October 1st at the Zachary Branch Library, located at 1900 Church Street, at 6:30 p.m. Councilman Welch would like to invite any citizen residing in Council District 1 to attend the monthly Metro 1 Meeting to voice their opinions, or to share ideas or suggestions. Each month, Councilman Welch moves around the district in an effort to reach each citizen he represents. Council District 1 covers the northern part of the parish, including Pride/Chaneyville areas, and the cities of Baker and Zachary and a small portion of Central.

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Kristenwood says “I’m In”

“I have been a member of the City of Central Chamber of Commerce for a number of years and it has been great. The Chamber is run by a great group of people and they push to help Central business grow. I have seen the Chamber grow from a small group of businesses to a very large group over the years. If you are in Central you should get in also.” Spencer Smith, Owner Kristenwood Catering & Reception Hall 14025 Greenwell Springs Road Central, LA 70739 Office: 225.262.182 Member Since January, 2006

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Thursday, September 26, 2013 • Print Edition

Sullivan/Central Thruway Intersection Now Open

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Above is the south end of Sullivan Road where it intersects with the Central Thruway. To the right is the new Thruway, and to the left is the main section of Sullivan Road, which is being widened to four lanes.

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Fantastic Sam’s Hosting Breast Cancer Awareness Events Submitted by Fantastic Sam’s

Locally owned Fantastic Sam's in Central and Zachary will be hosting fundraising events for breast cancer awareness in the month of October. We encourage everyone to stop by one of these locations and take advantage of the opportunity to win prizes, obtain discount coupons for hair services, enjoy some great tasting food and pink lemonade, and get your vehicle handwashed with all proceeds going to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation

and the Susan G. Koman Foundation. The Zachary location will be hosting a Pink Passion brunch on October 5, and the Central location will be hosting a car wash and pink lemonade stand on Sunday, October 13. The minimum donation for a hand-wash for your vehicle is $7 and while you wait you can get a glass of pink lemonade for a minimum donation of $1. Each location will be raffling fantastic baskets loaded with great hair products for a minimum $1 donation per ticket.

Pumpkin Patch Returns October 7th

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Blackwater United Methodist Church is happy to announce the return of Pumpkin Patch October 7 - 31. The Pumpkin Patch is a fundraiser. Sales from pumpkins help the church fund mission projects. It is also a time where we have the opportunity to share our Christian story with the community. We invite everyone to purchase pumpkins! Come and have fun roaming the pumpkin patch, going on hayrides, and playing games on Saturday, October 19th and 26th. The pumpkins arrive on October 5th and go on sale starting October 7th from 9AM – 6:30PM. Monday through Saturday and 1PM – 4PM on Sunday. Students who need community service hours are welcome to come help unload the truck on October 5 at 9AM. Call the

church at 261-4646 to confirm. Field trips will be welcomed from October 14th through the 30th. Visits to the patch are a popular event for many school children and also some senior citizen groups. Fun & games, pumpkin decorating, hay rides, a story teller, and pictures posing with a Scarecrow. Field trips may be scheduled by calling the church office (225) 261-4646. Field trips run from 9:45 – 12 noon. Bring your lunch and picnic on the grounds. The annual Blackwater United Methodist Pumpkin Patch is returning this year with a full schedule of familyfriendly events throughout the month of October. Families are welcome to come any time to wander through the patch and take pictures. There will also be an opportunity to purchase pictures posing with a Scarecrow.


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Thursday, September 26, 2013 • ANNOUNCEMENTS Print Edition11

Las Palmas Wins Featured Landscape of the Month

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Help These Lost Pets Find Their Way Home LOST OR STOLEN black poodle. Last seen 6-6:30 off of Hooper Rd. between Morgan Place and Lazy Lane before Sullivan, near Covers Unlimited. Tippy is his name. If found please call 225-2506496 or 225-933-0369. Reward if found. LOST Family Cat! He has been missing since Sunday morning. Sullivan and Wax Rd area. Grey and White in color and goes my the names 'Rascal' or 'FatBoy'. If seen please call 225.610.6213 or leave a message on the Lost Pets of Central City, La Facebook page.

Irreplaceable necklace lost in Willow Wood Subdivision and Gurney Road area. Cash reward if found! Please contact Stacie at 938-6812 if found.

Bren Truett, with the Central Bloomers Garden Club presents the Jackie Brewer Memorial to Las Palmas Restaurant floor manager Heron Cruz. Submitted by Central Bloomers

If you haven't noticed the inviting, outdoor dining area at our local Las Palmas Mexican restaurant you are missing a real treat. Located at 14790 Wax Road, #102, the patio is encompassed by wrought iron railing around the dining tables with colorful umbrellas and flowering hanging baskets overhead. But it's the large, dark chocolate pottery filled with multi-colored vinca, surrounding

a warm, green juniper, that steals the show. The parking lot medians contain nice assortments of maple trees, Japanese blood grass and azaleas. The Central Bloomers Garden Club is proud to have chosen Las Palmas for this month's "featured landscape" award and has been presented with the Jackie Brewer Memorial. We appreciate the restaurant for helping the City of Central to "grow beautifully." CHURC Print Edition • Thursday, September 26, 2013


Central Speaks hits the streets & mailboxes Paint-in, Magnolia Methodist Church, 1:30-5PM CHS Volleyball vs Plaquemine, Home, 4PM Board of Adjustments Meeting, Kristenwood, 5-6PM The Sid Edwards Show on 910 AM and at DeAngelo’s, 5-6PM CCF Art & Music Night at Caliente, 5-9PM Central Legends Radio Show on 910 AM and at DeAngelo’s, 6-7PM CPS JV Football vs Bowling Green, Away, 6PM Pachyderms of GBR Meeting at Great Wall, 6:30PM

FRIDAY 9/27:

Paint-in, Magnolia Methodist Church, 9:30AM-12PM CHS Varsity Football, McKinley Away, 7PM CPS Varsity Football vs WCCA, Away, 7PM


Central Square Farmers Market, 8AM-12PM Magnolia Methodist Market, 8AM-2PM Deep South Stock Horse Show, Shady Park Arena, 10AM Benefit Concert for Jenkins Family, Our Place, 1-7PM

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SUNDAY 9/29:

Pastalaya Benefit for Kacia Cook, Frog’s Central One Stop, 11AM-2PM Central Bulldogs tryouts, Lovett Rd Park, Field 1, 3PM

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Donations Sought for Blue Star Moms

It is again time to step up and support our Blue Star/Gold Star Mothers of Central, which is in support of our troops overseas. This year the Blue Star/Gold Star Mothers have actually formed a chapter within the Central area and are currently meeting at Caliente on the second Monday night of each month. Your donations this year will go directly to help service people from our immediate area. This is the sixth year for the Mayor’s 100 Club, wherein participants support Blue Star Moms with a $100 or more donation to this organization. Due to your support for the past five years, we have been able to donate over $24,800 in cash, plus numerous boxes of supplies, for these moms to send to their loved ones overseas. The cash can be used for shipping, which is expensive, or for purchasing needed additional supplies. If you cannot afford to give $100, don’t worry. Any contribution you wish to make will be greatly

appreciated. We are again asking businesses, churches, schools, and individuals who have supported this effort in the past to once again help this year. We would appreciate any help in getting other individuals involved in this worthy effort. Please deliver your check (payable to Blue Star Mothers of LA), or supplies, to the Mayor’s office at 13421 Hooper Road, Suite 8, Central, LA 70818 by September 30, 2013. You may enclose a personal note or message which can be forwarded to these service people. If you cannot make it in time for the September 30th deadline, donations will still be accepted afterward also. What do you get from your donation? The satisfaction of showing our troops that we care about them while they are away from home and their families. Your participation shows these men and women that they have your support.

Benefit Concert This Saturday at Our Place

MONDAY 9/30:

Deadline for Mayor’s 100 Club donations benefitting Blue Star Moms Central Community Chorus Practice, Central Middle, 6-7:30PM


The Otaku Club, Central Library, 4:30-5:30PM CHS Volleyball vs Bellaire, Away, 5PM Metro 1 Meeting with Trae Welch, Zachary Library, 6:30-8PM Grief Support Group, Ochsner Medical Center, 6:30-8PM


CMS 7th grade Football vs West Feliciana, Home, 4-5:30PM CMS 8th grade Football vs CSAL, Home, 6-7:30PM


Central Speaks hits the streets & mailboxes Paint-in, Magnolia Methodist Church, 1:30-5PM CHS Volleyball vs Tara, Home, 5PM The Sid Edwards Show on 910 AM and at DeAngelo’s, 5-6PM Central Legends Radio Show on 910 AM and at DeAngelo’s, 6-7PM CPS JV Football vs Silliman, Home, 6PM

FRIDAY 10/4:

Last day for “Trevor’s Wish” donations Paint-in, Magnolia Methodist Church, 9:30AM-12PM CHS Varsity Football vs Scotlandville, Away, 7PM CPS Varsity Football vs Silliman, Away, 7PM


Central Square Farmers Market, 8AM-12PM Magnolia Methodist Market, 8AM-2PM Pink Passion brunch breast cancer benefit, Zachary Fantastic Sam’s

Pumpkin Patch returning to Blackwater United Methodist Church on October 7th!

A benefit concert for the family of Debbie Jenkins will be held this Saturday, September 28, from 1-7PM at Our Place Steak and Seafood, located at 9783 Hooper Rd. The concert will feature music from Little Ray Neal and his band, Vince Hutchinson, Heavy Storm Band, Sundanze Howard and his band, and Southern Express. Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy live music! Jambalaya and pastalaya will be served. There will also be a cake auction and door prizes. Debbie passed away suddenly from a brain aneurism. She is survived by her three beautiful daughters, Brooke, Chelsea, and Baleigh. All proceeds from the concert will go to the family. This event is sponsored by Kelly Mansur, Ivy Willis, Bob Fields, and Glen Chamblee.

Frog’s One Stop Hosting Fundraiser This Sunday

This Sunday, Sept. 29, from 11 AM – 2 PM, a benefit pastalaya dinner will be held for Kacia Cook at Frog’s Central One Stop at 17070 Greenwell Spring Road. The $7 dinner includes pastalaya, salad, bread, and dessert. For advance ticket sales, email or call 572-5876. Kacia is a 34 year old single mother of 3 who successfully completed law school while battling ampullary cancer. She has undergone Whipple surgery and has completed radiation and chemotherapy, but she still faces more major surgeries in the near future.


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In Central’s first real test of the year, Jesuit came out on top last Friday, 1714. Central, now 2-1, kept it close with a first half interception return for a touchdown by Donald Lewis. Jesuit, also now 2-1, responded with ten unanswered second half points to take the 17-14 lead with 5:33 remaining in the game. Central failed to convert on its final drive. Head Coach Sid Edwards commented, “The Jesuit game was

we were the better team. We are working hard to put our team in the best position to win.” Central’s defense held Jesuit to 95 rushing yards with Dalton Holdman leading all tacklers with 7 stops, one for a loss. Senior QB Jarrad Hayes went 12 for 22 for 127 yards and showed another side of his game with 12 rushes for 73 yards. Next up for the Wildcats is a road trip this Friday to McKinley.

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Season Summary

Rushing #9 Hayes: 12 rushes for 73 yds #30 Harris: 7 rushes for 15 yds, 1 TD #2 Triplett: 7 rushes for 33 yds #4 Brownfield: 6 rushes for 19 yds Passing #9 Hayes: 12/22 for 127 yds, 1 TD Receiving #16 Pourciau: 4 rec for 47 yds, 1 TD Defense #29 Holdman: 7 tkls, 1 TFL

Sep 6 Istrouma Home W55-12 Sep 13 Morgan City Home W51-7 Sep 20 Jesuit Home L14-17 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 Travel to McKinley wishes the Wildcats Wear White This Friday Night Friday night at 7PM Central’s rolled over Capitol and Opelousas Wildcats Wildcats take the field against 48-8 and 50-6. Tune in to FM 100.7 Central’s Coach Sid warns that a Great McKinley. the Tiger and hear the game if you “McKinley is a huge challenge. This can’t travel with the team this week. will be the most athletic team we Coming off a tough 17-14 loss to have played so far and their home 2013 Jesuit, Central looks to improve to field advantage is real.” Sid asks that McKinley lost to Scotlandville fans wear white for the game and Season 3-1. in week one 20-19 but has since “White Out” the visitor’s bleachers. Print Edition • Thursday, September 26, 2013

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Photo by Michael Spangler Front row (left to right): Hope Michelli, Chelsea Hambrick, Lyndee Debetaz, Emily Hollier, Claire Holmes, Destiny Bankston, Emerald Roney, Anna Johansson, Acacia Porch; Back Row (left to right): Coach Scott Osborne, Matthew Usher, Cameron Polk, Brennon Young, Sean Murphy, Collin Cashio, Daniel Parker, Matthew Arnold (not pictured: Kade McAdams)

Wildcats 14, Jesuit 17 Photos by Michael Spangler

Above Left: Jarrad Hayes Left: Gary Triplett Below: Donald Lewis, Kevin Henry, Dalton Holdman Bottom Left: Coach Sid Edwards Bottom Center: Donald Lewis Bottom Right: Mary Ellen Hodges Right: Ryan Morris, Joseph Pourciau


Thursday, September 26, 2013 • Print Edition

Wildcat Volleyball Off to a Great Start

CPS Basketball Tournament Fundraiser Coming in October Attention Central Private middle and high school students, CPS staff, parents, and alumni: CPS is hosting a 3 on 3 basketball tournament fundraiser on October 14th and 15th. Games will begin at 6PM. This tournament is intended to be recreational and fun. It is open to all Central Private School staff, parents, 6-12th grade students, and alumni. The cost is $60 per team. There must be 3 teams registered in a division for that division to be included in the tournament. Possible divisions include 6-8th grade mixed, 9-12th grade mixed, and adult (men and ladies). High school rules will be followed for the games. Bracket format (round robin, pool play, or double elimination) will be determined by the number of teams signed up.

Un-sportsmanlike conduct at any time will not be tolerated, and the offender will be required to leave and not return. In that case, all fees will be forfeited to the cause. To register for the tournament, please contact Michele Yawn at or Lisa Boudreaux at lisa@centralprivate. org. Please include the names and ages of each player and the contact information of the team captain. Send your team entry fee to CPS Attn: Lisa Boudreaux. If you would not like to play, you can still come cheer on your favorite team! There will be a $3 admission for fans. All proceeds will go to assist a Central Private family in need, so come out for this great cause!

CHS Salutes Our Local Heroes

If you or a member of your family has served in the US Military, Central High School wants to honor you for your service. Who are we looking for? Veterans or Active Military Personnel who are: Central High School alumni, OR Central residents, OR Immediate family members of Central Community School students

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The Central High School Wildcat Volleyball team has emerged as one of the top area teams. Ranked #5 in The Advocate’s "area large school division" (divisions I-II) the Wildcats jump back into district play this week. With an overall record of 10-6, and a district record of 1-0, the Wildcats still have a tough road ahead of them. "We have three seniors who play key roles for us, Paige Roberts, Brenna Ferguson and Korie Melancon," Said Coach Michele LeBouef, "The rest of our team is made up of young players who are getting the hang of things very quickly. We played a tough schedule very early in the season and it has put us in a great position to start district play."

"I am so proud of the fight, determination and teamwork that has been shown so far this season and I hope to carry that into the next few weeks. I'm excited about the potential I see in these girls, and I know we will improve even more as the season progresses" said LeBouef. "It's fun. It's very fun. I think we're going to do really well this season," said Freshman Jordan Stephens. Coming off of a 3 game sweep of The Dunham School on Monday, 9/24, the Wildcats are set to take on St. Michael the Archangel (away) Tuesday, 9/24 and Plaquemine High (home) on 9/26. We welcome all Central Community School System students and families to our home matches! The Lady Wildcats hope to see you soon!

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Veterans and Active Military Personnel are invited to attend the last home game of the 2013 Football Season as our VIP guests. The game takes place at 7:00 pm on November 8, 2013 at Wildcat Stadium. We will offer complimentary admission and reserved seating for our VIPs, as well as special recognition at the game. Even if you can’t attend, we want to know your name to include you in our event. Please submit the form below along with a uniformed picture to: Lisa Henderson Central High 10200 E. Brookside Dr. Baton Rouge, LA 70818 OR Submit via e-mail to --------------------------------------------------Name: ___________________________________ Phone/Contact #: _____________________ DOB: ____________________ DOD (if applicable): ____________________ Branch of Military: _____________________________ Years of Service: ______________________ Honors or recognition: ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________ Are you a graduate of Central High School?

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CHS Volleyball Starts 1-0 in District Photos submitted by Coach LeBouef

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Above: Ryan Dupuy, Daniel Basham, and Logan Prather at last Friday’s home game against Glenbrook; Right: Landon Bryson

Upcoming Rebel Football Games:

9/27: WCCA (Away) 10/4: Silliman (Away) 10/11: Centreville (Away) 10/18: Ben’s Ford (Home) - Homecoming 10/25: Bowling Green (Home) - Senior Night


Thursday, September 26, 2013 • Print Edition

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Cynthia Eisworth Fitch, 65, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, September 20, 2013 at her home in Central, LA. Cynthia was very involved with her church, Zoar Baptist Church. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. She will be missed dearly by all those who knew and loved her. Visitation was held at Seale Funeral Home, Central, LA, on Sunday, Sept. 22, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Visitation resumed at Zoar Baptist Church, Central, on Monday, Sept. 23, from 9:30 a.m. until service at 11 a.m., officiated by Dr. Kevin Hand. Burial was at Zoar Baptist Church Cemetery. She is survived by her husband, Jim Fitch; daughter, Heather

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Carmen Tortorich Borne a native of Chalmette and resident of Baton Rouge, 1951 graduate of Istrouma High School and a retired employee of USDA-National Finance Center in New Orleans passed away on Tuesday, September 24, 2013 at the age of 79. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd Joseph Borne, parents Marguerite Baron Tortorich and Frank Tortorich, her sister Catherine, and brother Baron. She was a devoted mother to four children, Sharon Litolff and husband Ronnie, Vicki Downey and husband Kenneth, Glenn Borne and wife Michelle, and Connie Livaccari and husband JT. She was abundantly blessed with eight grandchildren, Jodi, Eric, Janel, Ryan, Derek, Jessica, James, and Celina. Eleven great-grandchildren, Giancarlo, Giuliana, Matthew, Alyssa, Brianna, Taylor, Dylan, Kaya, Anji, Cullen, and Camden and one great-great grandchild, Devo. She is also survived by two brothers, Frank and Jay Tortorich and one sister, Linda Tortorich Johnson. She loved cooking and having her family over to eat and play cards. She also enjoyed sharing her recipes with her grandchildren and going to the casino. She will be sadly missed by family and loved ones. Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the visitation at Seale Funeral Home, Central on Thursday, September 26, 2013 from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM. There will be a graveside service at 11:00 AM Friday, September 27, 2013 at St. Bernard Catholic Cemetery in St. Bernard. Please visit our online registry book at

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Luke and Jessica Ables Welcome Son Jackson Warren

Luke and Jessica (Wellman) Ables of Denham Springs are proud to announce the birth of their son, Jackson Warren Ables. He was born on August 1, 2013 at 2:26pm at Woman's Hospital. He weighed six pounds, 12 ounces and was 20 1/2 inches long. Proud grandparents are Wendy and Gaynell Ables, and Larry and Nita Wellman, all of Central.

Taysha Grant and Justin Arnone to Wed at Ashley Manor

Taysha Michelle Grant of Baton Rouge and Justin Wayne Arnone of Central will marry in a 6 p.m. ceremony on October 19, 2013, at Ashley Manor. The bride-elect is the daughter of the late Scott Grant and Lisa Grant of Baton Rouge. She is the granddaughter of Charles and Libby Breedlove of Baton Rouge and of the late Hal Grant and the late Patsy Grant of Houston, TX. Taysha is a graduate of Woodlawn High School and ITI Technical College. She is a secretary at the East Baton Rouge District Attorney’s Office. Her fiancé is the son of Jerrell and Teresa Arnone of Central and of Juan and Deborah De La Rosa of Houston, TX. He is the grandson of Vince and the late Josephine “Phyne” Arnone and of Gene and Bettie Carter. Justin is a graduate of Zachary High School and South Louisiana Community College. He is a combat medic in the Louisiana Army National Guard and a paramedic for East Baton Rouge Parish EMS.

Charles and Judy Cowart Celebrate 50th Anniversary

On August 17th 2013, Charles and Judy Cowart celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at Don’s Seafood. In attendance were their three sons and two daughter-in-laws; Brett and Suzonne, Brian and Kandace, and Corey Cowart. The joy of their life, their grandchildren Drake, Hannah, Danae, and Hayden Cowart. A few family and friends helped to celebrate their great milestone. The Cowarts were married on August 17, 1963 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Ville Platte, La. The bride was the former Judy Ann Gayle Deville.

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Bank of Zachary Supports LaneRMC Foundation with Football Fundraiser

Submitted by Lane RMC

Bank of Zachary e m p l o y e e s recently geared up in team colors and “kicked off” their football fundraiser with proceeds to benefit the Lane Regional Medical Center Foundation. By paying a minimal fee each week to wear the colors of their favorite local Bank of Zachary employees show their team spirit by high school, bank wearing Central High colors to raise funds for the employees have LaneRMC Foundation cancer services project. found an easy Pictured L-R: Standing: Shelly Carter, Courtney Carter method to raise and Nancy Clark; Seated: Amanda Hicks and Andrea White funds for Lane’s cancer services campaign. The campaign is funding a state-of-the art Radiation Oncology Center on Lane’s campus so those battling cancer will not have to travel long distances elsewhere to receive life-saving treatment. “We have a great staff and this is just one fun way for us to support the LaneRMC Foundation project,” said Preston Kennedy, Bank of Zachary president. “We hope other businesses in the region join us and be a part of bringing even greater quality healthcare services to the community!” According to Kennedy, employees have pledged to raise $5000 overall for the project and are hoping to raise at least $500 in each of Bank of Zachary’s three locations throughout the football season.

Grief Support Group Schedule THE HOSPICE OF BATON ROUGE H.O.P.E. Grief Support Group

6-Week Support Group Sessions that provide a safe place for sharing and growth through grief. Group Facilitator: Christine Brasseaux, LMSW, THBR Social Worker 2013 Group Sessions Ochsner Medical Center 17000 Medical Center Drive Baton Rouge, LA 70816 Please inquire at the front desk of the hospital for room location. Tuesday Evening Group Series - 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm October 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th, and November 5th Please call Denise Domingue at the Hospice of Baton Rouge at (225) 767-4673 for more information or to reserve your spot. All groups are provided to the public at no charge.

Thursday, September 26, 2013 • Print Edition You’re invited to Lane Regional Medical Center’s Diabetes support group Tuesday, October 8, 2013 from 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. We welcome all who have Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes, including family, friends and any others in a supporting role. Registration is NOT Required. For more information, contact Sherri Brady, RN at 225-658-4583

An Apple a Day

"An apple a day keeps the doctor away." Remember hearing this from your parents? Is it true? The fact is there’s nothing you can eat, say or do that will absolutely ensure you’ll never have to see a doctor. However, experts will tell you there’s plenty of evidence to suggest eating apples can be good for your health. If an apple came with a nutrition label it would show that it contains a lot of things people need to stay well. Pectin tops the list. Pectin is a form of soluble fiber that research shows can help lower blood pressure and levels of LDL, AKA the "bad" cholesterol that leads to clogged arteries and heart attacks. Pectin also helps maintain a healthy digestive system. Boron would be next on an apple’s nutrition label. It’s a nutrient that supports strong bones and a healthy brain. Under that you’d see Quercetin which is a substance that’s been linked to a lower risk of breast and lung cancer. Scientists say Quercitin may protect you at the cellular level reducing the risk of age-related problems like Alzheimer’s disease. Odds are when you think of vitamin C, oranges are the first

fruit to come to mind. Turns out, apples are also a great source of vitamin C which is known to improve immunity. Any nutrition label placed on an apple would also list vitamins A, E, beta carotene and the mineral potassium. All have been shown to guard against conditions like heart disease, diabetes and asthma. If you’re into competitive activities like running, colleague and Certified Athletic Trainer Erik Strahan, DPT says, “An apple a day could help you make it across the finish line or even shave some seconds off your time. That’s because apples are chocked full vitamins, minerals and good carbs that can provide a person with a quick jolt of energy.” Finally, any nutrition label you’d find on an apple would show that it is high in fiber which means it can be good for your waistline. Some say eating three apples a day can even help you shed pounds. It’s because they make you feel full, which makes you less likely to eat a bunch of junk between meals. So there you have it. Eating an apple a day may not guarantee you’ll never have to see a doctor, but the nutrients it contains could lower your odds of getting some of the serious illnesses that would send you to one. Phil Rainier is Director of Marketing and Communications at Central Physical Therapy. His column is intended as medical advice. If you’d like to contact Phil, his e-mail address is Print Edition • Thursday, September 26, 2013


Home Health: Over 9 yrs exp private Help Wanted: Childcare center hiring duty home health sitter. Light for part-time afternoon Infant Teacher. housekeeping & cooking. CPR & DSW Hours are 2:00-6:00 p.m. Monday – Friday. Childcare experience preferred. certified. Call 454-3767 & leave message. Must be reliable, loving and patient. Health Insurance: Affordable health Must be over 18 to apply. Please call insurance for self-employed. Free quote. 262-4481 for more information. 225-413-4422 For Sale: Table made from 100 y.o. cypress For Sale: Brand new 9 pc Queen bdrm door w/ glass inserts. Mounted on 1930’s set, inc. mattress. Solid wood, black w/ Singer sewing machine base. Comes w/ 4 silver hardware $2,100 225-937-7499 French country chairs. $1,000 261-8157 For Sale: Girls Electric Scooter, Mint House Cleaning: Two Central ladies Green, Ex. Cond! $100.00 225-262-8981 want to clean your house. 20+ years exp. 225-603-3383 or 225-603-5586 For Sale: Two Cemetery Plots at Greenoaks Lakeside Garden #118. Value Garage Sale: 9/27-28, 7AM-2PM, 6751 $7,300 - sell for $6,300. 225-810-5830 Chaparral Place in Comite Hills Subd. Multifamily. Toys, tools, home decor & more Garage Sale: 18081 Villa Trace Ave., Village Lakes Subdivision. Saturday, Sept. 28th. 8 Garage Sale: Fri Sept 27, 8-3 & Sat Sept AM to Noon. 28, 8-12. Virgil Jackson Ave. off Sullivan For Sale: 2008 Sandpiper Travel Trailer Rd. Furniture, Household items, T.V., décor 291RL Ex. Cond! $22,900 225-262-8981 For Sale: Lg Antique reproduction enterFor Sale: Late model fiberglass camper tainment center. Beautiful wood carving. Fits 42” TV. 87.5x46x24. Can email pics. top for full-size Toyota. Beige. $250. Must sell. 1st $1250 gets it. 225-454-3953. 225-454-3953

Email Deadline for all classifieds is Tuesday at NOON. Real estate and professional classifieds cost $10 for 3 lines, plus $3 per extra line. Other classifieds are free.


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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


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 225-929-8944

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



Buy or Sell AVON $10 to Start Independent Sales Rep Call Karen 225-328-1188

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

CAR CARE Hunt’s Tire & Car Care Central-Owned by Les & Charlene Hunt 10440 Greenwell Springs Road Between Monterrey & Sherwood 272-7404


LAWN MOWER REPAIR PRICECO SUPPLY Lawnmower Repair, Replacement Blades, Safety Glasses and Gloves 15151 Greenwell Springs Road 225-262-6245

PAINTING Central Painting and Drywall Residential & Commercial - Central Owned Popcorn Ceiling Removal 35 Years Experience - Dependable Service 225-936-7191


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Thursday, September 26, 2013 • Print Edition

Don’t Forget!

“Trevor’s Wish” donations to the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank are being collected at Central High School through next Friday, October 4th. Any amount counts! Make checks payable to Central High School and mail to the attention of “Trevor’s Wish.”

Central High School Holds Library Card Drive

Photo by Dave Freneaux

Tate Eisworth is the first student in the Central Community School System to meet the state criteria for all four of the following areas: Gifted, Talented Art, Talented Music, and Talented Theater. Tate is a 4th grade student at CIS.

Central Private - School Board Did You Know? Did You Know? Founded in 1967, Central Private School began with 6 classrooms and 47 students. It now contains 49 classrooms, 2 computer labs, 2 libraries, 2 gyms, a science lab, a cafeteria, and several sports facilities.

The Central Community School System has a School Board. Each school board member represents 1 of 7 districts and serves a term of 4 years. The School Board has meetings that are open to the public on the 2nd and 4th Monday of every month beginning at 6 PM at Kristenwood.

Submitted by Leslie Smith and Pat Bordelon

Students from CHS completed applications for East Baton Rouge Parish Library cards. Many students received new cards, allowing them to access books, CDs, DVDs, databases, online tutoring and much more from the parish library. If any student would like a public library card, they can see the CHS librarians for assistance. Pictured are students from Ms. Desalvo's 4th period English I class from l-r: Nick Jones, Isabella Payne, Brittney Payne, Darrian Bozeman, Alexis Taylor, London Perrault.

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*24 months no interest minimum purchase $999 with 15% down. Free local delivery with purchase of $999 or more. No interest will be assessed on promo purchase if you pay the promo purchase amount in full within 24 Months and on time monthly payments. If you do not, interest will be assessed on the promo purchase from the purchase date. However, if account becomes 60 days past due, promo may be terminated early, accrued interest will be billed, and regular account terms will apply. APR is 29.99%; Minimum Interest Charge is $2. Discount of 9% does not include Tempur-Pedic. Subject to credit approval.

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