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October 10, 2013 • Daily News at CentralSpeaks.com

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2 Public Forums on Upcoming Tax Elections

There are two opportunities in the next week to learn about upcoming tax votes. The Central Fire Protection District #4 is asking for a renewal of a millage that funds over 50% of its normal operating budget. The 10 mill tax was first approved in 1985. The East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office is asking for a renewal on a 6.9 mill tax that funds roughly 30% of the EBRSO general operating fund. Finally, the Central Community School

System is seeking voter approval to issue $13.1 million in construction bonds for dedicated district improvements, including constructing a 9th grade academy ($5.82 million), repairing Central High School parking ($1.8 million), installing lighting at Central High ball fields ($500,000), upgrading district technology capacity to manage state assessment mandates ($2 million), and demolition, asbestos abatement, and upgrades to the old

What: “Bring Your Own Questions,” a Q&A on upcoming tax election renewals When: Tonight, Thursday, October 10th at 7PM - Doors open at 6:30. Where: Kristenwood Reception Hall on Greenwell Springs Road Speakers: Sheriff Sid Gautreaux, CCSS Superintendent Mike Faulk, and Central Fire Chief Bill Porche Other Details: Free dessert and coffee will be served. Non-perishable food items will be collected at the door for “Trevor’s Wish”

Central Middle School site ($1.8 million). The election for Central Fire Protection and EBRSO will be held on October 19th, and the election for the Central Community School System will be held on November 16th. The City of Central Republican Coalition and the Central Community Alliance will each be holding free public events to help community members learn more about these tax renewals. Details for each event are below.

What: a public forum on the October/November 2013 elections When: Tuesday, October 15th at 7PM Where: DEMCO Meeting Room at 16262 Wax Road Speakers: Sheriff Sid Gautreaux, CCSS Superintendent Mike Faulk, and Central Fire Chief Bill Porche. Other Details: All Central citizens are welcome. Learn more at www.centralcommunityalliance.org.

Sam King Dr. Seuss Coming to Central Records Lawsuit BREC is bringing Dr. Seuss’ “The Lorax” to a 20-foot outdoor Book Signing screen showing at Lovett Road Park next Thursday. Remember there Settled without Trial Central's former city services is no public school for the kids on Friday! This family friendly BREC contractor CH2M Hill, Inc. has Friday event is sponsored by Central Speaks and Dave Freneaux. It begins settled a lawsuit with Community

Sam King, who wrote about LSU sports for local papers for many years, will be signing books this Friday in Central. Beginning at 6PM, he will be at American Farmhouse on Hooper Road. King will have copies of his book available for sale and signing at the event. Sam King published Tiger Beat: Covering LSU Sports for 35 Years in August of this year. It features interesting facts and stories about well-known LSU coaches and players, as well as photographs from LSU sports. The public is invited to join Sam King at American Farmhouse for this signing.

at 7PM and is free to the community. So bring the kids, spread out a blanket on the ground or bring lawn chairs. Popcorn and drinks are free and hot dogs and nachos will be sold. If it rains, the movie will be shown in the Lovett Road Park gym.

Coach LeSage Tonight on 910AM

Tune in at 5 PM tonight on 910 AM to get Coach Sid's take on the big win at Scotlandville and a preview of Friday's road trip to Denham Springs. Then stay tuned at 6 for Central Legends where host Les Bueche will talk Central with Central's long time and semiretired coach David LeSage. Both shows are broadcast live from Central DeAngelo's, and remember 5:00 - 5:30 is the call-in segment for Coach Sid at 928-4910.

Relay for Life & the Central Gleaux Run Coming November 16th

Central Relay for Life will be held on November 16th at the new school complex on Sullivan Road, and it includes several fun activities as part of the event to raise money for the American Cancer Society. The event will take place in the evening, beginning at 5PM. There will be a silent auction, pet parade, and food and drinks for sale. A new addition to this year’s event is the Gleaux Run 5K. This nighttime run is a fun opportunity to wear light-up and glow items. After the run, around 9PM, there will be a luminaria ceremony to honor and remember those in our lives who have been affected by, or who have lost their lives to, cancer. Cancer survivors are invited to join the run free of charge. If you are a cancer survivor and would like to sign up for the Gleaux Run, please sign up at www.relayforlife.org/centralla. All other participants should register at www.active.com. Search for the Central Gleaux Run. The cost for advance registration is $25 for adults and $15 for children 12 and under. Each registrant will receive a t-shirt on race day. Proceeds from registration and from all items sold at Relay will go to the American Cancer Society. Please email beth@centralspeaks.com with any questions. Additionally, all cancer survivors are invited to a free pancake breakfast from 9-11 AM on November 16th at Blackwater Methodist. Visit www.relayforlife.org/centralla and sign up so that we know to expect you.

Press, LLC over documents requested by Community Press. The two private companies reached a settlement agreement and submitted it to Judge Kay Bates for approval as a "stipulated judgment", which was approved by the court. In a stipulated judgment the two parties agree, out of court, to terms which will satisfy their lawsuit, then they submit the agreement to the court for approval. In this case, CH2M Hill agreed to produce internal documents consisting of 58 emails between their own employees and to or from The Advocate, all having to do with the placement of an ad in March of 2010. CH2M Hill further agreed to pay an undisclosed amount for legal fees of Community Press. Both parties agreed to pay all of their own court costs in the lawsuit. With this settlement the remaining claims of both parties are dismissed "with prejudice", meaning it can never be brought to court again. As such, there is no court ruling as to whether the documents in question were "public records" and no legal precedent has been set.


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COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Thursday, October 10, 2013 • CentralSpeaks.com Print Edition

Family Friendly Central

THURSDAY 10/10:

Central Speaks hits the streets & mailboxes Paint-in, Magnolia Methodist Church, 1:30-5PM CHS Volleyball vs Live Oak, 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 Centreville, Home, 6PM BYOQ Q&A hosted by Central Republican Coalition, Kristenwood, 6:30PM Free CHS choir, piano, & jazz band concert, CHS theater, 6:30PM

FRIDAY 10/11:

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

SATURDAY 10/12:

CHS JV Volleyball Tournament CHS Varsity Volleyball vs Central Lafourche, Home Central Square Farmers Market, 8AM-12PM Magnolia Methodist Market, 8AM-2PM Deep South Stock Horse Show, Shady Park Arena, 10AM CHS Swimming, Crawfish Aquatics, 11AM Women Veterans of LA Meeting, Jones Creek Library, 11:30AM

SUNDAY 10/13:

See you at church! Car Wash and Pink Lemonade Stand, Fantastic Sam’s

MONDAY 10/14:

Central Chiropractic Center Coat Drive Begins Chamber of Commerce Golf Scramble, The Bluffs St. Francisville, 1PM CPS Benefit 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament, 6PM Art League of Central Monthly Meeting, Central Library, 6-8PM Central Community Chorus Practice, Central Middle, 6-7:30PM CCSS School Board Meeting, 6-7:30PM

TUESDAY 10/15:

CHS Freshman Football vs Zachary, Home The Otaku Club, Central Library, 4:30-5:30PM CMS 7th Grade Football vs Zachary, Away, 5PM CMS 8th Grade Football vs Zachary, Away, 6PM CPS Benefit 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament, 6PM Grief Support Group, Ochsner Medical Center, 6:30-8PM CCA Forum, DEMCO meeting room, 7PM Freedom Cafe online addiction program, 8PM (see pg. 7)

WEDNESDAY 10/16:

CHS JV Football vs Zachary, Away

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Central is a great community, but we often have to leave town to find family-friendly entertainment. Well…next Thursday we can all stay right here. BREC has a “Movie in the Park” program that brings outdoor showings of movies on their 20 foot screen to communities in EBR. Central Speaks and I are sponsoring the event which will bring Dr. Seuss to Central’s Lovett Road Park next week with “The Lorax”. The show starts at 7PM next Thursday, 10/17, at Lovett Road Park and should be over before 9, (Remember that public school students are off that Friday). Popcorn and drinks are free so bring the kids, and blankets or lawn chairs and enjoy the show and time with the family. BREC will also sell hot dogs and nachos. I hope this will be the first of many of these events.

This event really highlights the need for us, as a community, to be sure that we work hard to make Central not only a safe place to give our children a great education, but a place where those same young families can spend time having affordable fun together. Football, baseball and softball leagues are of course a big part of our children’s lives. Add in dance studios, cheerleading, drama and music and we have a great foundation for young families. But let’s go one step further and look for opportunities like “Movie in the Park” that add pure family fun to the mix. Mia and I raised Beth and Michelle right here in Central and now they have chosen to make Central their home as adults. I believe that the better job we do in providing opportunities for young adults and young families, the more likely we are to be able to watch our grandchildren grow up in this great community. So, if you have an idea for Family-FriendlyFun and would like help organizing or publicizing it, call me, Dave Freneaux, at 262-3730 and let me see if I can help make it happen. Family Friendly Opportunities are Good News for a Great City.

Have You Seen These Lost Dogs?

“Lil Man,” a small black, white, and tan male dog, has been missing for a few days now. He has a tag with his name and our phone number. If anyone sees him please call Alyssa at 225-262-2275. He is missing from the end of Frenchtown past Frenchtown Acres.

“Baby Girl,” a 3 year old pit bull/ boxer mix, was lost on Greenwell Springs close to Old Wax. She has been missing since Monday, 9-30-13. She is a rescue tgat we took in and loved her very much. Any help would be great. Please call Kenneth at 225-439-8802

Republican Women of Central Give Dictionaries to 500 Third Graders

Submitted by RWC - See page 4 for photos.

Over 500 children in 4 Central schools and 2 home schools received a Websters Student Dictionary from the Republican Women of Central as part of their "Dictionary Project" for Education and Literacy. Schools included Central Intermediate, Central Private, St. Aloysius Catholic School, and Galilee Baptist School. RWC held a well attended and successful fashion show fundraiser last March to support educational projects, providing the dictionaries as well as donating $500 to Louisiana Key Academy for Dyslexia. The fundraiser also provided for a $2,000 college scholarship to be awarded to a deserving Central area graduate in May of 2014. Education and Literacy Chairman Maudell Hill has led RWC's efforts

for 3 years, and this year Central Intermediate School 5th Grade Teacher Misty Dougherty Robinson co-chaired the committee, who are delighted to present the dictionaries each October. RWC President Debbie Doughterty, Treasurer Louise Rauls, 2nd Vice President and Fundraising Chairman Betsy Barnes, First Vice President June Dupuy, Recording Secretary Tommie Morden, and Immediate Past President Joan Lansing assisting in preparing and delivering the dictionaries to students. RWC plans to continue these programs, and would like to thank the generous sponsors and participants in our activities for making this endeavor possible. For more information about membership and sponsorship, please email RWCLA@yahoo.com


CentralSpeaks.com Print Edition • Thursday, October 10, 2013

Fire Department Emphasizing Kitchen Fire Prevention

From the Central Fire Department

From October 6-12, we will be spreading the word that more fires start in the kitchen than in any other part of the home—and we will help teach people how to keep cooking fires from starting in the first place. Our fire prevention office reaches over 4,000 people a year with public education fire safety programs. We go to all the elementary schools and day cares in our district and teach k4 –2nd grade how to escape their home if it was on fire. Children are taught the use of 911 and how to “stop, drop, and roll.” A smoke house is used to show the kids that you have to feel your way around because you can’t see in the smoky conditions. Kitchen fire safety is presented to middle school students. A fire extinguisher training system allows students to use an extinguisher to put out a fire.

After this class they will know the different classes of fire and what extinguisher to use. Replacing smoke alarm batteries and smoke alarms when needed is a huge part of prevention. To help promote this we can provide these services for our elderly community and others who cannot provide these items for themselves. We also have four child car seat technicians that will educate caregivers on proper installation of child safety seats with an appointment. These are a few of the things that Your Central Fire Department Fire Prevention Office does on a daily basis. In order for us to continue these services we ask for your support on our Renewal on October 19th. Absentee voting has already started. Above: Central Private Kindergartners pose with a Central Fire truck

The City of Central Chamber of Commerce C4 Report

Me’ Pa’s Diner says, “I’m In!”

“We want to say a Big Thank You to the City of Central Chamber of Commerce for helping the south end of Sullivan Road Businesses during the Sullivan road closure. They are here to help the businesses in Central anyway they can. If you’re not a member it's not too late and I promise it makes a big difference to have their support.” Melissa Dykes, Owner Me’ Pa’s Diner 6643 Sullivan Road Central, LA. 70739 Office: 225.400.9912 Email: mdykes1125@gmail.com (Like us on our Facebook Page) Member Joined: June, 2013

September Building Permits

During the month of September 2013 in the city of Central, a total of 14 new residential permits were issued. The total valuation of these permits was $3,052,208. Within these permits, four were issued in Woodstock with an average valuation of $208,065; four in Burlington Lakes with an average valuation of $165,267; two in Village Lakes with an average valuation of $245,573; one on Blackwater Rd valued at $174,942; one in Plantation Way valued at $288,010; one on Joor Rd valued at

$361,890; and one in Jackson Place valued at $242,890. Building valuation is the price based upon the square footage of the home used for permitting purposes. The actual selling price of the home is usually higher than the valuation and depends upon amenities installed by the builder. On the commercial side, a 1,500 sq. ft. remodeling permit was issued at Walmart in the amount of $93,009; and a 1,900 sq. ft. remodeling permit was issued at 10953 Joor Rd for Little Ceasar’s Pizza.

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Thursday, October 10, 2013 • CentralSpeaks.com Print Edition

RWC Presents Dictionaries CCF Coffee Hour to Feature to Local Third Graders Central Community Theatre

Photos by Beth Fussell - See story on page 2.

The Central Cultural Foundation's October Coffee Hour event will feature the great music and dance of the Central Community Theatre. This year, the CCT will be performing "Seussical the Musical" at the Shaw Center, and are offering the community a free sneak preview of the great show awaiting them. Come out to Central Perk at 7:00 on October 24 and enjoy an evening of wonderful entertainment! The event is FREE. Many thanks to CCT for generously sharing their talents with the public!

A Look at the Past Above: The Central Private third grade class shows off their dictionaries.

Republican Women Maudell Hill, Betsy Barnes, and Debbie Dougherty address Central Intermediate third graders with Principal Rhonda Taylor.

Shirley Theriot Browning, who passed away on Sunday, created this painting of the old elementary school building at the corner of Sullivan and Hooper. The painting is based on a photo of the school that was featured in the first CHS yearbook. Members of the first CHS yearbook staff were given prints of the painting at a reunion gathering. Read more about the first yearbook staff on page 10. Mrs. Browning’s obituary can be found on page 14.


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REAL ESTATE CENTRAL CentralSpeaks.com Print Edition • Thursday, October 10, 2013

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15239 E Beaver Dr., Central School District Updated 3bed/2bath, leaving all appliances .998 Acres, $160,000 Call Kai Ranallo (225) 266-8900 Keller Williams Realty – First Choice (225) 744-0044 Each Office Independently Owned and Operated

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Thursday, October 10, 2013 • CentralSpeaks.com ANNOUNCEMENTS Print Edition11

Fall... Into Better Health

Hello again! Have you noticed? Fall has arrived in South Louisiana. We’ve already gotten a taste of cooler weather. In fact, the drop in temperature isn’t always a good thing for people needing to make a healthy lifestyle change. Let’s face it. It’s a lot easier to make a hasty retreat to the sofa than it is to embark on an exercise routine. Yet, for those willing to take the initiative, fall is a great time to turn over a new leaf. For starters, cooler weather is a great time to start walking, riding a bike, or any outdoor aerobic activity that gets the heart pumping faster. Just put on a jacket and go for it! My wife and I try to walk through our neighborhood at least 30 minutes at night after I get home from work. If you do something outdoors early in the evening, avoid the temptation to sit in front of the TV when you get home. Sure you want to see all the new fall TV shows, and there’s nothing wrong with that. Just try not to get too comfy on the sofa. Get up and do something besides getting

a snack during commercials. Whatever fall exercise routine you choose, Certified Athletic Trainer Erik Strahan DPT says to “make sure you give your body time to get into the swing of things. It can take two weeks to adapt to a new routine, and four weeks to create a habit that will stay with you for the rest of your life.” Fall is also a great time to start eating healthier. From kiwi to winter squash, there are a lot of healthy, nutritious foods in season. I didn’t know until recently that squash is considered a super food. Make a plan to be consistent with your new food choices. Even if you have a cheat day or two at Thanksgiving and Christmas, your motivation to get back on track will be a lot stronger if you already have a healthy routine in place. These tips aren’t just for you. After a knee injury last year I’ve found it extremely difficult getting back to doing the things that helped me lose 35 pounds and keep it off for 5 years. I regained a good bit of that weight in the past several months. Hopefully, this fall will mark a new beginning for me too—one that leads to happier, healthier lives for all of us. This column is not intended as medical advice. Phil Rainier is Director of Marketing and Communication at Central Physical Therapy. His e-mail address is prainier@centralptonline.com.

Healthy Recipe: Tropical Green Monster Smoothie By Rachel F. Johnson

I’m very excited about the wonderful fall weather we’ve been having, but it also occurs to me that many of my favorite “summer foods” won’t be back for another 9 months! Because of this, I’m spending these last few weeks of medium-cool weather to enjoy some of those summer meals that I probably won’t be craving around Thanksgiving or Christmas – like smoothies! • 2 cups loose spinach • ½ scoop vanilla whey protein powder • ½ - ¾ cup frozen sliced peaches • ½ frozen banana • ½ cup milk • ¼ cup orange juice • ¼ cup coconut or regular water Place all ingredients in a blender, in the order listed above, and blend on high speed. To make sure that the spinach is completely blended, you may need to pulse the mixture, pause and then push the mixture down the sides to pulse again. Also, while most experts agree

that small amounts of protein powder are safe for kids and adolescents, many times it is unneeded unless they are training for elite sports or have special nutritional needs. So, to make this smoothie child, and even toddlerfriendly, you can replace the protein powder with ¼ cup cottage cheese and 1 tsp. vanilla extract. P.S. I promise you can’t taste the spinach! If you don’t believe me, try it out yourself! :)


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Help Coach J.R. Deer Hunt This Season

John Raymond Owens, known to the CHS football team as "Coach J.R." is looking for a place to deer hunt this season. J.R. has his own blind, gun and hunting equipment, and he is also a quadriplegic as a result of a motorcycle accident a few years ago. J.R. is an experienced and successful hunter with his special rig, and just needs a place he can set up a few times this season. If you have a regular location or just want to invite J.R. out for a day, call him at (225) 341-5303.

Bank of Zachary Welcomes New Officers

Zachary, LA – The Bank of Zachary added two new officers to its staff in September, President and Chief Executive Officer Preston L. Kennedy announced today. Russell Blanchard (pictured, left) has joined the Bank of Zachary as Vice President in charge of Enterprise Risk Management. Lyle Matherne (right) has been named a Vice President and will be focused on business development in the City of Central and the surrounding areas. A certified public accountant, Mr. Blanchard comes to the Bank of Zachary after a long association with the public accounting firm of Hannis T. Bourgeois, LLP. He is a member of the Society of Louisiana CPAs and Forum 35. A native of Plaquemine and resident of Zachary, Mr. Blanchard is a graduate of Southeastern Louisiana University. Mr. Matherne has been a business banker for 13 years, having previously worked in the mortgage industry, and for a loan software company. He is a native and resident of Baton Rouge. Mr. Matherne is active in the Capital Area March of Dimes and the Better Business Bureau of South Central Louisiana. He is a graduate of Louisiana State University, and a member of the LSU Tiger Alumni Band. Founded in 1904, the Bank of Zachary is the oldest State chartered bank in East Baton Rouge Parish. It is locally owned and operated with all decisions made locally. Hometown banking is Bank of Zachary’s mission and its specialty.

Crime Stoppers: Have You Seen These Fugitives?

www.crimestoppersbr.com Call Toll Free at 1-877-723-7867 Crime Stoppers will pay cash reward for information leading to the arrest of these WANTED FUGITIVES:

JAMES ALBERT MCCLASKEY JOHNNY DELMORE DOB 07/21/1965 DOB 08/22/1967 WHITE/MALE BLACK/MALE 5’04” HGT / 135 WGT 5’09” HGT / 185 WGT BROWN HAIR/BROWN EYES BLACK HAIR/BROWN EYES WANTED FOR: WANTED FOR: MOLESTATION OF A JUVENILE AGGRAVATED SECOND INDECENT BEHAVIOR WITH DEGREE BATTERY JUVENILES; CONTRIBUTING TO THE DELINQUENCY OF JUVENILES If you have any information on these fugitives contact: Crime Stoppers at 344-STOP(7867), text CS225 plus your message to CRIMES (274637) or email us anonymously from our facebook page or website www.crimestoppersbr.com **Remember you do not have to give your name to collect this or any Crime Stoppers Reward but you must call Crime Stoppers ** These fugitives are active as of October 9, 2013

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CAPA Corner: Truth

Sometimes I get frustrated reading the paper, listening to the news, or just generally trying to figure out what is the TRUTH about what is going on in the world today! Here’s my problem: whether it is National Budget and Debt, Obamacare, Global Warming, Coastal Restoration, Core Curriculum, Economic Growth, Education Reform, National Security, Consolidation of State/ Parish Police, LSU Football, or, less importantly, is fish oil good for your heart?/caffeine harmful?/should I take a baby aspirin every day for my heath? – conflicting opinions, reports, research comes out every day! One day, this is the TRUTH! A week later, no this is the truth! Well intentioned men and women of high

status, great intelligence, significant education and experience don’t seem to know what is TRUE! How then can I know the TRUTH about all this stuff? I want to stay informed, to come to good conclusions, to live intelligently, and to know the TRUTH. In many areas of life, I doubt I will ever really know the whole TRUTH! But in one area I think it is the most important one – we can know the TRUTH! Jesus said, “I am the way and the TRUTH and the life!” In all my confusion about all the stuff that is happening in the world today, Jesus has settled my heart. I can know the TRUTH! His name is JESUS! Dick Metz, Pastor Cornerstone Fellowship

Online Addiction Program Begins Oct. 15

Victory Harvest Church will begin hosting an online addiction program called Freedom Cafe on Tuesday nights beginning Oct. 15th at 8:00 pm. Participants can log in to www.VictoryHarvest.org/FreedomCafe under the screen name of your choice. By doing this, people can get the help they need while remaining completely anonymous. At the same time, you are free to just watch, or to participate in the discussions, as much or as little as you like. Type in your questions and comments to receive online help or prayer ministry. Freedom Cafe is a safe place for people over 18 to come and participate in an online version of our Freedom and a Fresh Start 12 Step Recovery Program, which has been approved by the Louisiana Probation & Parole System. Freedom Cafe is a Christ centered program that will help you deal with the root causes of addiction and receive healing. If you want to be free from any addiction, from alcohol and drugs to depression or pornography, Freedom Cafe could be your way of escape. You’re safe with us.


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The Central Rotary Club held a bed race on Saturday, October 7th to raise money for the Central Community Assistance Foundation. Thank you to the local clubs and businesses who participated.


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St. Alphonsus School Update

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Submitted by St. Alphonsus

Above: St. Alphonsus students celebrated the feast day of St. Vincent de Paul with a special prayer service and a canned good collection. The canned goods were received by Ms. Karen Graves, director of the local St. Alphonsus St. Vincent de Paul Food Bank. Pictured are St. Alphonsus 8th Graders and their Kindergarten buddies.

St. Alphonsus students were pleased to welcome the Barn Hill Preserve Mobile Classroom. The students were able to see many animals, including a baby kangaroo, a wolf, and a macaw.

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The Pumpkins are here! The 5th Annual Pumpkin Patch at Blackwater Methodist is open. Pumpkins are available for purchase from 8 to 5 Monday through Friday. There will be a car show on October 19th from 10 to 2, and a craft show on October 26th from 8 to 4. Call 261-4646 or email joanne@blackwaterumc.org.

St. Alphonsus Members Visit Italy

Submitted by St. Alphonsus 87 members of St. Alphonsus Liguori Catholic Church, Greenwell Springs, LA visited St. Alphonsus Liguori Church in Rome, Italy on September 19, 2013. The group toured Italy for 14 days. During this time they visited Rome, Assisi, Perugia, Siena, Florence, Venice, Milan and Sicily.


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Thursday, October 10, 2013 • CentralSpeaks.com Print Edition

Central High Gets First Yearbook, The CHS Echo, in 1951

Submitted by Elva Jo Crawford

Recently, five of the original nine student members of Central High's first yearbook staff met at Central Perk for lunch and to recall putting together the school's first yearbook in the spring of 1951. It was the beginning of a great tradition for Central. This first yearbook was titled The CHS Echo. Prior to 1951 Central High had never had a yearbook. One of its teachers, Miss Anna Mae Morgan, had the idea that if all the other schools in Baton Rouge had a yearbook, certainly Central should have one, too. So, she organized a student staff and she herself assumed the responsibility of being the first faculty sponsor. (The year prior to this Miss Morgan had also been instrumental in getting a Beta Club chartered at Central.) According to these original student staffers, this first yearbook was put together at quite a hectic pace. June Eisworth Theriot, who was the Editor, and Carmel Montgomery McLaughlin, who was the business manager, both laughingly look back at some of the things they say they can't believe they left out, like the last names of all the underclassmen. Only the graduating seniors' photographs were labeled with both the first and last names of the students. With 60 total pages, the '51 yearbook included some school history, individual photos of the faculty, and the 9th-12th grade students, group photos of the 7th and 8th grade classes, photos of the campus buildings, school sporting events, and photos of extracurricular events, the band, and school clubs, as well as an advertisement section. The Central student body at that time, including elementary, junior high, and high school, all on the same campus at Sullivan and Hooper, numbered 836. Today, 62 years later, there are more than five times that number of students in Central Schools. That same year, besides having a yearbook for the first time, Central also had a school cafeteria for the first time, opened in November of 1950. Prior to having a school cafeteria,

having any phone at all, to 8-party Athletics, was unable to attend. Five lines, 4-party lines, 2-party lines to of the original staff have passed away. private phone lines. June Eisworth This includes Miss Morgan as well Theriot says that growing up they as three of the student staff members did not have a phone in their home; Jimmy Fair, Carmen Harrington, Jo but, that there was one in her dad's Mixon Gleason, and Shirley Theriot store. She says it was not uncommon Browning, who passed away Sunday. for her dad, Mr. George Eisworth, (See page 14 for obituary.) to have to open the store in the Thank you and congratulations middle of the night for someone in to these yearbook staffers for being the community to make an important part of the start of a great tradition phone call. for Central High and the Central At the lunch meeting each of the Community. yearbook staffers was presented with * A photocopy of the 1951 Yearbook a small copy of a color painting of can be viewed in the Central Branch the red brick Elementary School of the EBRP Library in the Central/ building as it looked on their 1951 Greenwell Springs Historical Society students brought their lunch from campus, done by Shirley Theriot section behind the reference desk. (In home or bought lunch from a private Browning. (See page 4 for painting) 1952 the title of the Central yearbook vendor on campus, Mr. Harris Poche. Mr. Carney Watts, the editor for was changed to The Wildcat.) Or they could walk across the street to buy a sandwich from Miss Jodie Edwards' store. At the same time that the cafeteria was opened, a new concrete block gymnasium also was built and opened adjacent to the new cafeteria. Cathryn Lloyd Browning, who was secretary on the yearbook staff as well as on the girls’ basketball team, recalls that it was the principal, Mr. J .A. Smith, who made the decision that the girls' basketball team would be the first to play a game in the new gymnasium. This girls' team went on to play in the state tournament. Graduation for the 32 seniors that year was also held in this new Five members of the original Central High School Yearbook Staff from 1951 at gymnasium. a recent lunch meeting, each holding their own copies of The CHS Echo, Central The lady staffers described High's first yearbook. riding school buses back then as Front row, seated (L to R): Jean Hodgeson Nauman, June Eisworth Theriot. adventurous, to put it mildly, with Back row, Standing (L to R): Paula Steppe Felder, Cathryn Lloyd Browning, and too many stories about those old Carmel Montgomery McLaughlin. Unable to attend was Carney Watts, Athletics Editor. bus rides to record here. Early on the buses were privately owned and driven by men or senior high boys. Later in their school years women were eventually allowed to drive the buses. They remember that one of the men bus drivers, Mr. Asa Rester, would pick up the kids during the week for school. Then he would return on Sundays to pick them up for Sunday School and Church at Zoar Baptist. Most of these original yearbook staffers still reside in Central or visit here regularly. Besides watching an ever changing group of Central schools, each of them, over the last 80 years, has witnessed many changes in the Central community as well. All of them were around to see electricity put in their homes for the first time, watching that first electrical cord with a light bulb at the Mike Reitz CEO + PrEsidEnt end of it being suspended from the living room ceiling. It was amazing to recall some of the misconceptions that people had back then about Healthcare is changing, but one thing that electricity; some thinking that you had to keep a light bulb in the socket won’t change is our commitment to you. at all times to keep the electricity from running out and being wasted. They also saw telephone service We’ve been working hard to get ready for healthcare reform progress form many homes not and to help our customers get prepared.

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It looked to those in the stands like it was going to be an easy win for Central at Scotlandville. The Wildcats scored 21 unanswered points in the first half, with Myer running one in and Hayes throwing successful passes to Jones and Pourciau for the other two. However, there was still another half to play, and Scotlandville had no intention of giving up. The Hornets came out swinging in the third quarter, grabbing two touchdowns to Central’s zero. After a missed extra point on their first touchdown, Scotlandville got a successful 2-point conversion on their second to make it a

7-point game. Things got tense in the fourth quarter as the Hornets scored twice more and pulled ahead 26-21. With only 3:28 left in the game, Jake Myer, who had a breakout performance with 15 rushes for 92 yards and 2 touchdowns, rushed into the endzone and brought Central to the final score of 27-26. After the game, Coach Sid remarked, “We survived against a darn good football team. A determined Scotlandville team got after us and we had to withstand the onslaught, and our guys answered the bell. This win is gigantic for our program. It is one of five but it is an awfully big one right now.”

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Rushing #8 Myer: 15 rushes for 92 yds, 2 TD Passing #9 Hayes: 15/24 for 131 yds, 2 TD Receiving #2 Triplett: 9 rec for 57 yds #16 Pourciau: 4 rec for 41 yds, 1 TD Defense #7 Clark: 6.5 tkl, 2 TFL, 2 sacks #13 Stokes: 5 tkl, 1 TFL, 1 sack

Sep 6 Istrouma Home W55-12 Sep 13 Morgan City Home W51-7 Sep 20 Jesuit Home L14-17 Sep 27 McKinley Away W42-15 Oct 4 Scotlandville Away W27-26 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 Traveling to Take On Denham a Great 2013 Season Tomorrow night the Wildcats head to Denham Springs to face the team that Coach Sid Edwards has said is often viewed as Central’s district rival. Looking at this Friday’s game, Edwards said, “Denham is a big team and they will be fired up for this game. For almost every team we play from here on out, we are the biggest game of their season. We can’t afford to let our guard down even one week.” Central is coming off of a very close call against Scotlandville, while the Yellow Jackets scored a decisive 40-20 win over district opponent Broadmoor last week. This should be an exciting game, and fans are encouraged to come out at 7PM to cheer on the Wildcats. The game will also be broadcast on 100.7 The Tiger.

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Wildcats Edge out Scotlandville 27-26

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Lady Wildcat Volleyball Hosts Live Oak Tonight, JV Tourney Saturday

Photos by Mickey Ashmore Photos L to R, top to bottom: Sophomore Cameron Clement digs an attack from Tara High School; Sophomore Madaline Tarver gets a kill from setter Paige Roberts; Freshman Jordan Stephens goes up for an attack; Junior Brandy Wilson reaches for a kill from setter Paige Roberts; Senior Brenna Ferguson solo blocks in the middle; Senior Brenna Ferguson blocks a Tara High School outside hitter.

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The Wildcats are currently holding 2nd place in district 4-II, and have won 9 of their last 11 matches. Last week the Central Wildcat volleyball team picked up wins against Belaire High School and Tara High School. Stat leaders for Belaire include Kelsey Cooke, (10 kills, 2 aces, 5 digs) and Paige Roberts, (2 kills, 23 assists). Thursday night against Tara, Madeline Tarver, (7 kills, 1 block .375 hitting %) Jordan Stephens, (14 kills, 1 block, .333 hitting %) and Brandy Wilson, (4 kills,

2 blocks) all had standout matches. Coming up next: The Wildcats host district opponent Live Oak Eagles on Thursday, October 10; JV and Varsity matches at 5:00 and 6:00pm Saturday, October 12, Central Volleyball is hosting a JV tournament. 13 Teams from across Louisiana will be here competing in one of the biggest JV tournaments in the state! Varsity will play Central Lafourche at 1:00. Come out to see some great volleyball, great competition, and eat some great food!

LA Blast Baseball Tryouts

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Josh and Kayla Winkler Welcome Eric and Malana Devall Daughter Hadleigh Jean Welcome Son John Hayes Josh and Kayla (Young) Winkler are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Hadleigh Jean Winkler. Hadleigh was born on August 21, 2013 at 1:35pm at Woman’s Hospital. She

weighed 6 lbs. 11 oz. and was 20.5 inches long. Hadleigh is the granddaughter of John Paul and Sherry Winkler of Central and Scott and Lisa Young of Central. She is the great granddaughter of Horace and Hazel Sumner, Mary Winkler and the late John Winkler, Jean Young and the late Bill Young, and the late Bert and Patricia Cortes. Hadleigh is the niece of Hannah, Judah, Brianna, Billy and Amelia Young and Jennifer, John and Erica Winkler.

In Memoriam: Shirley Theriot Browning

Shirley Theriot Browning, 81, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013 at her home. She was a long time resident of Central and a former employee of Lane Memorial Hospital, in Zachary. She was a very talented lady with a love of art, being an accomplished china and oil painter. She also inherited from many generations her green thumb to grow anything in her garden. Her greatest devotion was her family, which was shown by her time spent with them and her love of genealogy. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend and will be missed dearly by all those who knew and loved her. Visitation was held at Seale Funeral Home, Central, LA, on Monday, Oct. 7, 2013 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and resumed Tuesday, Oct. 8, from 9 a.m. until service at 10 a.m., officiated by Rev. Ross Ford, Jr.. Burial was at Port Hudson National Cemetery. Survived by her daughter, Anne Browning Matlock, and husband,

David; grandsons, Rhett Lormand and wife, Courtney; and Lee Lormand; great-grandson and "apple of her eye" Colt Browning Lormand; sisters, Elfelda Nevils, Norma Ory, Neva Von Monarch, Bernadette Mills and husband, Bill; brother, J.G. Theriot and wife, June; sisters-in-law, Dell Hernandez and J.B. Theriot; brother and sister-in-law, Ben and Mary Browning; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Howard "Pete" Browning; parents, Daisy and Horace Theriot, Sr.; sister, June Phelps; brother, Horace "Brother" Theriot, Jr.; father-inlaw and mother-in-law, Howard and Eugenia Browning; brotherin-law and sister-in-law, Kenny Browning and Elaine Brice. A special thank you to Dr. Patrick Stagg, Aileen, and the staff at Medical Oncology, LLC St. Joseph Hospice, and all those who cared for Shirley during this difficult time. Please sign the online guestbook at www. sealefuneral.com.

Eric and Malana (Brown) Devall of Central are proud to announce the birth of their third son, John Hayes Devall. He was born on June 25, 2013 at Baton Rouge General Hospital - Bluebonnet. He weighed 8 pounds and 14 1/2 ounces. He was welcomed home by his big brothers, Garrison and Jameson Devall. Proud grandparents are Ronnie and Carolyn Devall, and John Allen and Mona Brown, all of Central.

Garrett and Miranda Unbehagen Welcome Son Samuel Michael

Garrett and Miranda Morain Unbehagen of Prairieville are proud to announce the birth of their second son, Samuel Michael. Samuel was born on Friday, June 21, 2013 at 10:10 a.m. He weighed 9 pounds, 3 ounces and was 22 inches long. Samuel was welcomed home by his big brother Kaden. Proud grandparents are Dennis and Nealy Morain of Baton Rouge, Mike Unbehagen of Bayou Pigeon and Debora Unbehagen of Baton Rouge.

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Carl and Margaret Torina Celebrate 50th Anniversary

Carl and Margaret Torina, of C e n t r a l celebrated their 50th We d d i n g Anniversary Sept. 28, 2013 with family at a dinner party at Flemings Steakhouse. The honorees have one daughter, Carla Torina Segura of Stuart, Fl.; two sons and one daughter-in-law, Carl Torina Jr., of Central and Mark and Denise Torina, of Central; and 7 grandchildren. The Torinas were married Sept. 28, 1963 at St. Gerard Majella Catholic Church, Baton Rouge, La. The bride was the former Margaret Reed. The couple has resided in Central for 36 years.

Ray Brown Celebrates 103rd Birthday

On Saturday, October 5, 2013, Ray Brown was honored by his family on his 103rd birthday with a dinner at Sammy's Grill and cake and ice cream at his daughter and son-in-law’s home in Hampton Village Estates. Mr. Brown was born and raised in Chanceford Township, Pennsylvania. He served on the USS Sangay in the Pacific during WWII. After retiring from Teledyne McKay, he and his wife moved to Baton Rouge to be near their daughter and her family. He has been a faithful member of Oakcrest Baptist Church for the past 27 years and the last 12 years he has been a resident of Central. He is pictured above with his daughter and son-in-law, Raeletta and David Simmons, and his granddaughter, Amanda Boulton.

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In Memoriam: Mildred Pauline Giles

Mildred Pauline Giles passed away at 11:30 AM Wednesday, October 2, 2013 at the Carpenter House in Baton Rouge at the age of 87. She was born in Oliver Springs, Tennessee and was a resident of Central. Visitation was held at Seale Funeral Home, Central, on Friday, October 4, 2013, and again on Saturday, October 5, until religious services in the funeral home chapel conducted by Rev. Bill Parsons. There will be a Memorial Service at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 12842 Plank Road, Baker at 3:00 PM Saturday, October 12, 2013 officated by Brother Glenn Methvin. Burial will be held at a later date at the Robinson Cemetery in Mineral Springs, Alabama. Survived by a daughter and sonin-law, Nancy and David Harris; sons and daughters-in-law, Don and Kathy and Wade and Denise Giles; sister, Mary Phillips; grandchildren, Melissa Giles,

Kelley Harris, Matt Giles, Laura Filasek, Joey Giles, David Giles, Jr., Robin Giles, Sally Franco, Ben Harris, Chase and Lee Payne; 18 great-grandchildren; and daughterin-law, Glynda Morgan. Preceded in death by her husband, Albert L. Giles, Jr.; son, David Giles, Sr.; grandson, Mark Giles; parents, Sam and Maggie Trail; sister, Trudy Francois; brothers, Harvey, J.C., and Jimmy Trail. She was a member of the Baker Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses. The family would like to express their heartfelt thanks to the many friends that provided prayers and support, with special thanks to the doctors, nurses, and staff at St. Joseph's Hospice, Carpenter House. In lieu of flowers, family requests memorial donations be made to the Carpenter House in Baton Rouge at www.stjosephshospicefoundation. com. Please visit our online registry book at www.sealefuneral.com


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