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Lady Wildcat Volleyball Ranked #7 Going into State Playoffs

Central Voters Support Central FD, Cassidy & Vitter Re-Elected Republicans Gain House Majority

By Dave Freneaux

The Central High School volleyball team is going into the LHSAA State Tournament as the #7 seed. The girls will play their first playoff game on Monday against the winner of the Live Oak (#10)/ East Jefferson (#23) match. The game will be at home, so come out to support the Lady Wildcats! Wear maroon to show your Wildcat spirit. Pictured above is the 2010 Lady Wildcat varsity volleyball team photographed by Expressions Photography.

City Services Contract Option Forfeited Prematurely

By Dave Freneaux

CPS Homecoming Queen Sarah Fryoux (R) poses with last year’s Queen Mallory Gregoire. (Selser Photography)

Last week by a 3 to 2 vote the Central City Council passed a resolution urging Mayor Watts to give formal notice of non-renewal to CH2M Hill. The contract under which Central's "City Services" are provided ends on June 30, 2011, and the City had the right to renew the contract. The contract also gave the City of Central until March 2, 2011 to make that decision. In deference to the City Council's request, Mayor Watts sent a certified letter to CH2M Hill forfeiting Central's right to renew the contract. Mayor Watts explained that the action was taken "in a spirit of cooperation with the Council." Council Members LoBue, Messina and WashSee City Services, Page 4

On Tuesday the voters of Central overwhelmingly approved continuing financial support of the Central Fire Department. On the ballot were renewals of a $32 service fee and a 5 mill property tax which combine to provide over one-third of the operating funds for the Department. Both items were approved by over 70% of the votes cast. Representative Bill Cassidy (R) was re-elected and will be serving in the U.S. House of Representatives. The House is controlled by the Republican party after this election saw a net gain of over 60 seats for the Republicans. Senator David Vitter (R) also won re-election and returns to the U.S. Senate where Democrats will hold only a slim majority. In other races of interest Jay Dardenne (R) will be Louisiana's Lieutenant Governor and all Constitutional Amendments passed except #4 and #7. The two failed amendments address millage tax increases (#4) and powers of a tax collector when selling a debtor’s belongings (#7).

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Thursday, November 4, 2010 • CentralSpeaks.com Print Edition

THURSDAY. 11/4: • Sheriff’s Sight-In Program, 8 AM- 3 PM in Zachary • Tight Knit Group, 4 PM at Central Library • Children’s Knitting, 5 PM at Central Library • Sid Edwards Show, 5-6 PM at Fox’s, on the radio at 1550 AM, and online at www.SportsGumbo.net FRIDAY 11/5: • EBR Sheriff’s Sight-In Program, 8 AM- 3 PM in Zachary • Paint-In, 9:30 AM at Magnolia Methodist • CHS Varsity Football vs Live Oak, 7 PM in Wildcat Stadium • Wildcat Backers $10,000 Raffle during CHS Football Game SATURDAY 11/6: • Free Sports Clinic, 8-10 AM at Central Physical Therapy • EBR Sheriff’s Sight-In Program, 8 AM- 3 PM in Zachary • Art League of Central Art Walk & Sale, 10 AM- 1 PM in Pat’s Shopping Ctr., Corner of Sullivan & Hooper • Madyson Watts Fundraiser at Sadie’s Closet • Chess at the Central Library, 11 AM SUNDAY 11/7: • Daylight Savings Turns Clocks Back at 2 AM • EBR Sheriff’s Sight-In Program, 8 AM- 3 PM in Zachary • Madyson Watts Fundraiser at Sadie’s Closet • Journey Fest 2010, 3-5pm at Journey Church • Indian Mound Baptist Fall Fest, 5-7 PM MONDAY 11/8: • CHS Volleyball in Playoffs at Home • CCSS School Board Meeting, 6 PM at Kristenwood • Art League of Central Meeting, 6 PM at Central Library • Pickleball, 6-9 PM at Lovett Road Park TUESDAY 11/9: • Sewing/Quilting Group, 10 AM at Magnolia Methodist • Bridge for Beginners, 2:30 PM at Central Library • City Council Meeting, 6 PM at Kristenwood WEDNESDAY, 11/10: • Chamber of Commerce Meeting 11:30 AM at Kristenwood THURSDAY. 11/11: • Tight Knit Group, 4 PM at Central Library • Children’s Knitting, 5 PM at Central Library • Sid Edwards Show, 5-6 PM at Fox’s, on the radio at 1550 AM, and online at www.SportsGumbo.net • Veteran’s Day Ceremony, 6 PM at Grace Pentecostal Church

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School & Sports Photographs: Did You Know?

Do you like the photographs that you see in our paper? The photos of the high school sports, along with most of the high school event pictures, are taken by professional photographers, and prints of these and other photos are available for you to buy. Expressions Photography takes most of Central High School’s photos, including the football pictures you see each week. Visit www.ep-

central.com to view and purchase prints of photos that they have taken. Selser Photography takes most of Central Private’s official photos and sports pictures. Order prints from Selser by visiting www.selserphotography.com. We appreciate the good work that these photographers do and their willingness to let us share some of these pictures with the community each week.

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Daylight Savings Time “Falls Back” This Weekend This Sunday, November 7th, the clocks will get turned back one hour at 2:00 a.m. in the morning, making it 1:00 a.m. instead. This will give everyone an extra hour of sleep, so enjoy, and don’t forget to turn back your clocks!

Art League Meeting Monday If you enjoy creating art, the Art League of Central is the group for you. Come to the monthly meeting this Monday, November 8th at 6:00 p.m. at the Central Library. Adults of all ages and skill levels are welcome!


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Thank You from the Central Fire Department

From Fire Chief Bill Porche

As Chief of the Central Fire Department I wish to use this means to personally thank each of you for supporting the renewal of the 5 mill property tax and the service fee. The renewal of these revenue producing measures will allow us to continue providing professional, timely services to citizens living, working and traveling in Central Fire Protection District 4. Services provided by the Central Fire Department go beyond responding to emergencies to include pubic education, fire prevention and installation of residential smoke alarms. All of these services are provided to make a safer environment for you, your family and your property while keeping your property insurance premiums as low as possible. Once again thank you for supporting the Central Fire Department as we serve you. Chief Bill Porche Central Fire Department

Burn Ban Officially Lifted

As a result of the recent hot, dry weather, Central Fire Chief Bill Porche ordered an advisory limiting all private burning. That advisory is hereby lifted, effective Wednesday, November 3, 2010 at 1pm. Chief Porche thanks the citizens of Central for taking the necessary steps to ensure safety, as the refraining of burning over the past few weeks has prevented many dangerous fires. Citizens who choose to burn are reminded to follow all State and Local laws and regulations. For a complete list of information you can go to our website at centralfd.org

Care Packages for Our Troops From the St. Alphonsus weekly newsletter

Blue Star Mothers of Louisiana are preparing to send more care packages to U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. Please check the list below for items needed. These items may be brought to all the weekend Masses at St. Alphonsus on November 13th and 14th or dropped off at the church office at any time. Items Needed (Small sizes only to fit in shoe boxes) Lip Balm, Mouth Wash, Toothpaste, Soap, Shaving Cream, Anti-Itch Ointment, Deodorant (non aerosol), Razors, Medicated Foot powder, Fruit Roll Ups, Energy Bars, Granola Bars, Trail Mix, Powder Drink Mix, Canned Chicken, Canned Tuna, Easy Open Fruit Cups, Slim Jims, Rice Krispy Treats, Hot Chocolate, Coffee, Tea, Coffee Creamer, Hand Sanitizer, Sunscreen (tube), Hand Warmers, Feminine Hygiene Products, Baby Wipes, Eye drops, Eye glass wipes If you have any questions, please

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contact Vicki at 261.4650. One Chaplain from Camp Taji Iraq wrote the Blue Star Mothers of Louisiana: “Thank you for all that you have done for the soldiers and sailors here…..Your care packages have helped over 10,865 soldiers and sailors on this deployment feel the comforts of home while they struggled with the heat and rain. They are taken back at how gracious people back home have been...so keep up the good work.”

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Business Spotlight: Legworks by Terri

Submitted by Ms. Terri and staff

Legworks by Terri Dance Studio, “Central’s Original Dance Studio,” is located at 8857 Sullivan Road between Lovett and Hooper Road in the Sullivan Shopping Center. Legworks has been a part of dancers’ lives from tiny tots to adults for 25+ years and it continues growing each year. They currently operate Monday- Thursday, offering 23 classes in ballet, lyrical, character, hiphop, and tap to over 300 students from age 2- adult. They guarantee to have a class to fit your dancer’s needs, from

the beginning dancer to the advanced. Terri Peterson, owner and one of the instructors, was born and raised in Central and attended Central High School. Legworks staff consists of 5 instructors and 20 assistants who carry years of experience and credentials and are ready to share their knowledge and love for dance with your dancer! Legworks dancers stay busy throughout the year. They can be seen at various events such as Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, halftime performances at Champs Holiday, Sugar, and Orange

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ington approved the resolution which was then acted on by the Mayor. Council Members DeJohn and Moak voted against giving up the renewal option. The argument against the premature forfeiture of the option is that a number of circumstances ranging from storms to national or local economic events, or even a lack of qualified interested bidders could make a renewal option financially beneficial to Central. Absent any such circumstance, the City had an additional four months to make this decision with no penalty. With the sending of this letter, Central has lost that option. The only argument made in favor of the forfeiture was a desire not to miss the 120 day notice requirement. The amended contract states: "The initial term of this Agreement shall begin March 3, 2008 and end on June 30, 2011." and "The Agreement shall have an automatic renewal ... unless either Party furnishes the other Party written notice of its intent not to renew this Agreement not less than 120 calendar days prior to the renewal term of this Agreement." A committee of 21 respected and qualified citizens has been assembled in a committee co-chaired by the Mayor and former Baton Rouge DPW Director Fred Raiford to determine how to proceed in the matter of contracting out Central's City Services on July 1, 2011. This committee, referred to by Council Member Washington as the "Dream Team", began meeting just a few weeks ago and has months of work yet to do. In the meantime, the City of Central, without the input of this committee, has given away its right to renew the current City Services contract four months earlier than was required.

Bowls, PrimeTime Dancers at New Orleans Hornets basketball games, Disney World, and countless community events. The dancers most recently performed at Central’s Relay for Life fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. Legworks focuses on making each and every dancer feel special, as your dancer will be part of a loving and fun dance family. For information on becoming a part of Legworks, you may contact us at 261-1999 or by email at legworks1@ gmail.com.

Customer Appreciation at State Farm Office

Submitted by Debbie Drury

At the office of State Farm agent Debbie Drury, there will be a customer appreciation day on Friday, November 12th from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Everyone is invited to come by the office on that day.

Central Veteran’s Day Activities

Submitted by Charlotte Fergerson

The City has two special events coming up next week in regard to honoring our current and former service men and women on Veteran’s day. There will be a special ceremony held on Veteran’s Day, November 11th at 6:00 PM at Grace Pentecostal Church (formerly Central Worship Center) which is located at 13845 Hooper Road. This is directly across from the football stadium on Hooper Road. We wish to honor as many veterans as possible at this ceremony. We would like to invite everyone to stay for refreshments after some very special presentations. There will also be a special flag raising ceremony at the City Hall of Central (13421 Hooper Road) on November 11th at 9:00 AM. State Representative Bodi White will be presenting the city of Central a flag which flew over the Capital at Washington, D.C. This flag will be raised in honor and memory of our veterans. We are asking that you contact any person/member who is a veteran and ask that they attend this ceremony if possible. For the churches, please place a note of this in your bulletins, or announcements at your services this weekend.


CentralSpeaks.com Print Edition • Thursday, November 4, 2010

2010 CPS Homecoming Court

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New Rebel Mascot Debuts at Homecoming Pep Rally Photo submitted by Alicia Fergerson

The Central Private Rebels had their Homecoming Pep Rally last week before their Homecoming game against Centreville. The new mascot was unveiled at the pep rally. During the first few weeks of school, CP cheerleaders sold homemade cookies to raise money for a new mascot costume. The new Colonel Reb is pictured above, portrayed this year by freshman Randall Cunningham.

CPS Class of 2011 Honored at Senior Breakfast

Photo by Selser Photography Members of the 2010 Central Private Homecoming Court are: TOP ROW: Victoria Brian (Jr), Kelly Nijoka (Fr), Alexandria Easley (So), Shelby Bates (So), Kaitlyn Samson (Fr), and Jada Pocorello (Jr); BOTTOM ROW: Seniors Amy Galiano, Queen Sarah Fryoux, and Jessica Creel.

CP seniors were honored last Friday at the annual senior breakfast. Pictured above are the second generation CP graduates and their alumni parents: Staci Sullivan and son Brandon, Leslie Cunningham and daughter Mary, Kim Overstreet and son Cody, Orrin Byland and mom Jan, and Troy Lowe with step-dad Steve Lewis.

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CPS Spanish Class Lends a Hand at Zoar St. Alphonsus School Visits Sesame Street

Article & Photo submitted by Alicia Fergerson This past Monday, members of the Central Private Spanish classes moved from their classroom to the cemetery at Zoar Baptist Church. In previous weeks, the students had been studying the Mexican tradition of Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). This holiday is the Mexican version of All Saints Day. Students learned that the people of Mexico take this day each year to honor their ancestors and celebrate their lives. As a way of celebrating this holiday, students spent the day doing community service at Zoar, raking and cleaning the cemetery. They were also encouraged to notice names and dates of some of the people buried in the cemetery. Before returning to school, they took a moment to honor Mr. J.A. Smith, the first Central Private principal and father of current principal Ellen Frazier, by placing potted mums at the grave of him and his wife.

Photo submitted by Mandy Firmin

St. Alphonsus School's faculty and staff visited Sesame Street for their annual Pre-K and Kindergarten trick or treat day. Pictured above are the staff in their Sesame Street costumes.


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Central Middle School November Newsletter Submitted by Cathy Hernandez

THANKSGIVING HOLIDAYS Thanksgiving holidays will be observed Monday, November 22nd – Friday, November 26th. School will resume Monday, November 29th. SCHOOL NURSE NEWS We have received communication that we will not be receiving the Flu vaccine this year for the students. We encourage all students to receive the flu vaccine to keep them healthy and in school. Please check with your child’s physician, health unit or community flu clinics for you and your family to be vaccinated. Listed below are some healthy habits to review with your child: To wash their hands often with soap and water or an alcohol-based hand rub. Not to share personal items like drinks, food or unwashed utensils, and to cover their coughs and sneezes with tissues. Covering up their coughs or sneezes using the elbow, arm or sleeve instead of the hand is recommended when a tissue is unavailable. Symptoms of the flu include fever (100 degrees Fahrenheit, or greater), cough, sore throat, a runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headache, and feeling very tired. Some people may also vomit or have diarrhea. Keep sick children at home for at least 24 hours

CHS Book Fair November 17-18

Submitted by Leslie Smith

Central High School will be holding their Book Fair on Wednesday, November 17th and Thursday the 18th in the school library. The public is invited to come shop for books. This is a good opportunity to shop for Christmas presents.

after they no longer have fever or do not have signs of fever, without using fever-reducing drugs. Keeping children with a fever at home will reduce the number of people who may get infected. Please do not hesitate to contact Ms. Weathers if you have any questions. YEARBOOK SALE Yearbooks will on sale Wednesday, November 10th – Friday, November 12th in the cafeteria before school only for $25.00.

BASKETBALL TRYOUTS Tryouts for 7th grade boys basketball will be November 3rd from 2:45 – 4:30 and November 4th from 5:00 – 6:30. 8th Grade boys will tryout November 8th and 9th from 2:45 – 4:30. Girls basketball tryouts will be November 15th – 19th from 2:40 – 4:30 each day. Anyone interested in trying out MUST have a physical on file before trying out. Boys Coach – 7th Grade – J. Dupuy – jdupuy@centralcss.org Boys 8th Grade – M. Edwards – medwards2@centralcss.org – Girls – T. Morris – teackles-morris@centralcss. org BETA CLUB NEWS Beta Club is currently collecting deposits for their trip to Disney in April. If Beta parents are not cur-

Senior Night Friday at Wildcat Stadium This Friday, November 5th is Senior Night at Wildcat Stadium. Central High School senior members of football, cheerleading, Kittens, Silks, and band will be recognized. Come support our seniors and watch them perform in their last regular season football game in high school.

rently receiving emails from the Beta Club, please send an email with your child’s name and your email address so that we may correct our records to LZUMO@centralcss.org. UPCOMING EVENTS Tuesday, November 2nd– Parent/Teacher Conference Day– NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS Wednesday, November 3rd– Student Council Meeting– 6:45 A.M. & Art Club Meeting– 2:40 - 4:00 P.M. Wednesday, November 3rd & Thursday, November 4th– Boys Basketball Tryouts Friday, November 5th – Beta Club Meeting before school in gym Monday, November 8th- Journalism Club Meeting – 2:40 – 4:00 P.M. Monday, November 8th and Tuesday, November 9th– Boys Basketball Tryouts Wednesday, November 10th – Friday,

November 12th – Yearbook Sale – $25 – Before school only Monday, November 15th – Wednesday, November 17th – Girls Basketball Tryouts – 2:40 – 4:30 P.M. Tuesday, November 16th – Library Club Meeting – 2:40 – 3:30 & Chess Club Meeting – 2:45 – 3:45 P.M. Wednesday, November 17th – Library Club/Glee Club Field Trip to Hammond – 7:30 A. M. – 2:00 P.M. Wednesday, November 17th – 8th Grade Field Trip to La. State Museum & State Capitol – A Day – 9 – 2 P.M. Thursday, November 18th - 8th Grade Field Trip to La. State Museum & State Capitol – B Day – 9 – 2 P.M. Thursday, November 18th – Youth Leg Meeting – 2:40 – 3:45 P.M. Monday, November 22nd – Friday, November 26th – THANKSGIVING HOLIDAYS Monday, November 29th – Journalism Club Meeting – 2:40 – 4:00 P.M.


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St. Alphonsus Members Be Hot or Cold: Local Man Serves in Louisiana Heat and Siberian Cold Inducted into Hall of Fame

Submitted by Stan Appling

Many of you may know Stan Appling as director of the Summer Pool Program at Berean Ministries- but do you know what he does in the off-season? For the past 8 years he has been doing Christian missionary work for an average of 7 months per year in Siberia- the heart of Russia! Having first prepared by studying Russian at LSU for two years, Stan gives glory to God for opening doors for him in Russian schools, trade schools, and the linguistics university in the city of Irkutsk, Russia, which is in the middle of Russia. He mainly speaks in English classes- sharing about our American culture or just helping them with their English lessons – sometimes half the time speaking in English, and the other half in Russian, so they would be sure to understand. As opportunity allows, he shares with them about Jesus Christ. Holidays are an especially good time to do this- for instance, the Russian Christmas is celebrated on January 7th, instead of December 25th. So, typically, he may come in on the 24th or 25th of December, and explain the true meaning of Christmas to the students and how it is celebrated in America. Lately, God opened doors in Ukraine also, and he was able to do an evangelistic meeting last spring in an old Soviet style theater there. Stan works directly with the Evangelical Christians in the part of Siberia who went through the persecution during the Soviet era, hearing their testimonies firsthand. He has passed by a prison where political and religious dissidents were held during that time. He endures the extreme cold weather and has seen a few winters there where

the weather barely got above freezing for a six month stretch! In Siberia, it can be below zero for weeks at a time. He has seen it get a number of times to -40F and once, on a trip to the far northern villages with a Russian pastor- the temperature was down to -50F. He knew he was far up north when he came out of a house where a Bible study was held, and instead of seeing cars parked outside, there was a horsedrawn sleigh! Further along on that trip, the Russian Pastor and Stan had to drive across the six foot thick ice on a river to get to the next village! Another time, Stan and another Russian brother were knocked off their feet by an earthquake on the ice of Lake Baikal- cracks shooting towards them from far out on the ice of that lake! Some other adventures Stan has found in Russia are speaking at various churches, helping with feeding Siberian street children, and helping them find proper shelter. In Ukraine, he helped an orphanage to get their children in a local church. Lately, Stan worked on a project to get Bibles to children in Siberia. Stan Appling is sent by the local body of Christ, and upheld by their prayers and financial support. He is available to speak to learning groups, churches, and schools while here. He realizes that one reason God has blessed America so much is that we reach out to others. Stan is very thankful for those in our Central community who have reached out to others abroad. Stan lately came back from Moldova with his soon to be bride, Marina, and after marrying they will seek God’s direction for further missionary work in Ukraine and other Russian speaking countries.

Above: Stan speaks at a Russian school. Photo submitted by Stan Appling.

Submitted by JoAnn Stein; Photo by Eric Frank Photography

During the 10:00 AM Mass on Sunday, October 17, 2010, Deacon Phil BeJeaux, Doris Bernard, Maybell Cannon and Susan Sevario were inducted into the St. Alphonsus Liguori Catholic Church Hall of Fame. All four members have given generously of their time, talent and energy for the betterment of our Parish. Following the Mass there was reception in their honor


CentralSpeaks.com Print Edition • Thursday, November 4, 2010

Central Student Places First in Alzheimer’s 5K Walk/Run Article, Photo submitted by Dena Arnone

Thirteen-year-old Central resident Cade Primeaux won First Place in his age division at the Alzheimer's Walk/Run to Remember on October 9, 2010. His finishing time was 25 minutes and 52 seconds. Cade ran the 5K race in honor of his late great grandmother, Tilda Belongia, who was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. Cade is an 8th grader at Central Middle School. His parents are Randall and Dena Arnone. Cade is pictured at left wearing his first place medal at the event.

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Tanglewood Neighborhood Lights the Night for Cancer

Submitted by Garnett Brister; Photo by Glenda & Zeke Thompson

Light the Night in Central, the event that kicks off Cancer Awareness Week, started 3 weeks ago in Tanglewood Subdivision. Residents placed lights in their driveways and and walked around the neighborhood together to remember those lost and to honor survivors of the disease of cancer. This year, there were approximately 55 homes with lights. In a subdivision of 200 houses, that makes about 25%. The lights are a symbol that the home has been impacted in some way by cancer. Cancer is rampant. We hope for more participation next year in every neighborhood in Central. Next year, join in, remember, honor, and fight back!

Local Businesses Partner to Raise Funds for Cancer Society Submitted by Trudy Bihm

Health Care Options, Inc. partnered with local area businesses to raise money for The American Cancer Society. The company sponsored a Pumpkin Carving Contest, in which the local businesses donated funds to participate. The pumpkins were donated by Oak Point Market and Blackwater Methodist Church. The American Cancer Society representatives judged the 1st place, 2nd place and 3rd place winners on Wednesday, October 27th at the company’s Breast Cancer Awareness seminar. This event allowed Health Care Options to present a check for $250 to The American Cancer Society

for the Breast Cancer Awareness programs. The winners from the Pumpkin Carving contest were: 1st place-Promise Hospital/LA Wound Care Specialist; 2nd place- AT&T Central Communications; 3rd Place- AT&T Central Communications and Most CreativeFantastic Sam’s. Other participants were: Mats N Frames, Allstate, and Global Health Management. Health Care Options wo uld like to thank the local businesses that participated and Oak Point and Blackwater Methodist Church for donating the pumpkins. We look forward to more local businesses participating next year.

Tanglewood residents gather around a memorial for cancer victims at Light the Night. Check CentralSpeaks.com online for more photos. (Photos: Glenda & Zeke Thompson)

Madyson Watts Fundraiser This Weekend This Saturday and Sunday, November 6th and 7th, Sadie’s Closet on Greenwell Springs Road is hosting a fundraiser for Madyson Watts, the young girl who was seriously injured in a car accident. Kids are invited to come paint a canvas for $10 each. All proceeds will go to help cover Madyson’s family’s expenses as she continues to recover. Please call 757-6478 to make a reservation (required). Any donations that you can make to the Watts family would be greatly appreciated.


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EBRSO Hosting Hunter’s Sight-In Program This Week Submitted by Casey Raborn Hicks

The East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office will host its Annual Hunter’s Sight-in Program starting Wednesday, November 3rd through Sunday, November 7th from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Firearms Training Facility at 999 W. Irene Road, Zachary, La. The event seeks to give hunters the opportunity to make sure their hunting and sporting rifles are properly sighted prior to the opening of hunting season to ensure everyone’s safety. The Sheriff’s Office Firearms Training Unit in partnership with Baton Rouge City Police Firearms Unit will assist in mounting scopes, cleaning procedures and sighting rifles of all calibers. This is a free service provided to the public. All weapons must be in good working condition and only factory ammunition will be fired. If you have any questions please contact the EBRSO Range Staff at (225) 389-8268.


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JourneyFest 2010 This Weekend Young Ladies Honored at Debutante Party Submitted by Amy Lasseigne

JourneyFEST 2010 is happening this Sunday, November 7th at Journey Church on Greenwell Springs Road. Everyone is invited to enjoy games, inflatables, facepainting, wagon rides, food, and fun! The event will last from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. The event is FREE for the whole family!

Corey Crochet Art Walk This Saturday This Saturday, the Art League of Catches Record Central will hold their second annual Art Walk and Holiday Sale from 10 White Bass

a.m. to 1 p.m. The event, in the Pat’s Hardware shopping center at the corner of Sullivan and Hooper, will feature original artwork by Central artists. All art will be for sale for under $100, meaning this is your opportunity to give a one-of-a-kind piece of art to a loved one for Christmas or as a gift to yourself. Come see what the Art League has been up to, meet the artists, and do a little holiday shopping.

Submitted by Samantha Crochet

Corey Crochet recently caught the new State Record White Bass (6lbs. 13oz.) on the Amite River here in Central. Louisiana Sportsman has already written an article on his fish. It can be found in the November 2010 issue for anyone who would like to check it out. Also, Corey is very excited to report that this fish is pending the world record for White Bass. They should know the official results in about a month.

Article & Photo submitted by Royeann Kinsley

A Mexican Fiesta was held on October 15th at the home of Danny and Carol Daniel. The Le Cercle de Bacchus Debutantes, from left, Mallory McMahon, Carol Ann Daniel, and Breann Kinsley. The evening was hosted by honorees' parents, Danny and Carol Daniel, Charlie and Royeann Kinsley and Neal and Michelle McMahon.

There are two fun events going on at the Central Library this week. On Saturday, there will be chess at 11 a.m., and on Tuesday, 11/9, there will be bridge for beginners at 2:30 p.m. Registration is required for both events. Register at the front desk at the Central library.

KC Charity Dance Next Friday

The Knights of Columbus are holding a dance next Friday, November 12th. Proceeds from the event will go to charity. Everyone is invited to this special event. Tickets cost $25 per couple. The dance will be held at the KC Hall on Oak Cluster. Call Wayne Messina at 261-4771 for tickets or information.


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Thursday, November 4, 2010 • CentralSpeaks.com Print Edition

Rebels Lose in District, Still Headed to Playoffs By Patrick Tate; Photos by Selser Photography

Due to an oversight on the part of this reporter two valuable members of the Central Private football team's seniors were omitted from last week's column. Also playing their final regular season game for the Rebels were tight end and defensive end Cody Overstreet. Cody has done a fantastic job of limiting any peripheral rushing attempts by Rebel opponents and in addition has contributed big plays in needed times hurrying and sacking the opposing quarterback. He has also been a big part of the Rebel offense with key blocks and catches from his tight end spot. The other senior is Taylor Fletcher who was the key to getting the Rebel passing attack started as he was the favorite of quarterback Luke Fryoux in many games. Taylor also contributed on the defensive side of the ball opposite Overstreet- the two provide solid bookends for the Rebel defense. In the pairs final game of the season, which saw Miss Sarah Fryoux crowned the 2010 CPS Homecoming Queen, the Rebels battled hard but were defeated by the Centreville Academy Tigers by the score of 35-14. The loss sends the Rebels to Pineville for the first round of the MAIS playoffs while CA retained the district championship. After being forced to punt on its opening possession CP forced a Tiger fumble at the Rebel 29 yard line. Ryan Bowman jarred the ball loose and Trevor Shepherd pounced on it for the Rebels. CP then went on a 9-play 71-yard scoring drive to take a 6-0 lead. The drive was highlighted by a couple of Seth Stevens passes to Lance Wicker, a 12 yard strike to Bowman and a 28 yard completion to Shepherd. Stevens finished the drive with a 16 yard scamper into the end zone out of the wildcat formation. The quick hitting plays worked well for the Rebels most of the night as the Rebel line of Brandon Sullivan, Orrin Byland, Rhett Seguin, Daniel Holloway, Brennon West, and Sy Tate opened holes for the quick striking Rebel backfield. The Rebel defense then forced a CA punt but a fumble on that punt was recovered by CA at the Rebel 25 yard line. A steady diet of Cliff Hurst up the middle on 6 consecutive plays put the Tigers in the endzone and the PAT by Hurst put the Tigers ahead 7-6 with 11:54 remaining in the second quarter.

A Rebel attempt at a fourth down conversion on the 46-yard line was halted by the Tiger defense and CA took possession of the football. A 15 yard facemask penalty on CPS aided the Tigers drive which ended on a Hurst 5-yard blast. He again added the extra point and CA had a 14-6 halftime lead. In a very physical football game, the injuries began to mount for the Rebels and depth was being stretched in the second half. The Rebels were able to mount the first sustained drive in the second half led by the rushing of Dustin Johnson out of the Wild Rebel formation. The Rebels reached the CA 29 yard line but had a pass intercepted by Tiger DB Colby Shaw. The Rebel defense was able to flex its muscles at this time with Overstreet tackling a Tiger ball carrier in the backfield before LeBlanc and West sacked the Hurst forcing a Tiger punt. The Tigers then forced a Rebel punt and 2 plays later Hurst burst through the middle for a 58 yard jaunt to the end zone. A flag was thrown on the play for an illegal block in the back on the Tigers but the officials ruled that Hurst had already crossed the goal line. Film of the play show that Hurst was actually on about the 20 yard line at the time of the block. Regardless, the play stood and after Hurst kicked the PAT the Tigers held a 21-6 lead. It took Hurst and the Tigers just one play on their next possession to increase the lead. Hurst burst through the right side of a depleted Rebel line and bolted into the end zone from 51 yards away for a 28-6 Tiger lead. Colton Terrell would add a 9-yard score for the Tigers before the Rebels were able to mount their final scoring drive. The drive was an 11-play, 82-yard effort. Johnson was the work horse on the drive carrying 6-times for 32 yards. Shepherd added 25 yards on the drive and also caught a 10 yard pass from Fryoux. Fryoux scrambled the final 5 yards for the score and then tossed to Shepherd for the 2-point conversion and a 35-14 final score. The Rebels do not have long to heal as they head to Pineville to face Cenla Academy in the first round of the playoffs at Louisiana College. The Rebels will be attempting to end a streak of first round losses as they face a team making its first playoff appearance in school history.


CentralSpeaks.com Print Edition • Thursday, November 4, 2010

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CHS Takes a Hit from Capitol, Share of District Still in Reach By Beth Fussell; Stats by Nathan Corley; Photos by Expressions Photography

Central could not pull it together last Thursday night as they fell to Capitol, 2124. Though the defense made a couple of impressive scoring plays, the Wildcats struggled with turnovers, losing their third game of the season. CHS chalked up three touchdowns in the game, two of which were defensive scores in the first quarter. Three minutes into the game, James Richardson snagged a 79 yard kick return for a touchdown. Zach Hetrick ran a fumble return 25 yards for another score a few minutes later, and kicker Matthew Thibodeaux put up the extra points. Quarterback Zach Edgens ran a short play into the end zone at the beginning of the fourth quarter for the final CHS touchdown. Central made a few last minute score attempts near the end of the game, but nothing panned out for the Wildcats as the clock ran out. #32 Trevor Sansone had a solid game, with 70 rushing yards on 7 attempts. Austin Watts had a good game on defense and punting, with 5 tackles, 6 assists, and 4 punts for an average of 34 yards each. #49 Joey Jarreau claimed Central’s only sack of the night on defense. The Wildcats play their final game this Friday night at home against Live Oak. With a win, Central will share the district title with either Zachary or Catholic. Wear your Wildcat colors and come out Friday night for the final season game. It is also Senior Night, so all of the football, band, and cheer seniors will be recognized at their final regular season game in Wildcat Stadium.

Above: #9 Sophomore quarterback Brett Courville (Expressions Photography)


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CMS Softball Team Finishes Undefeated Season

Article & Photos by Beth Fussell

The Central Middle softball girls have a lot to be proud of this season. Both teams, 7th and 8th grade, have finished the season with a perfect record. The team has looked impressive in every game, taking several wins by ten points or more and racking up home runs for many of the girls. After winning their final regular season game against West Feliciana at home, the girls traveled to West Feliciana for the end of season tournament last week. The Lady Wildcats finished their tournament games in the same fashion in which they stormed through the season, coming out on top and unscathed. Congratulations to the Wildcats!

Thursday, November 4, 2010 • CentralSpeaks.com Print Edition

Pickleball Mondays Wildcat Freshman at Lovett Road Park Football Takes Win

Are you looking for something fun to do in Central? Every Monday evening, a group gathers at Lovett Road Park for Pickleball. The game is played on a court with a net, and is similar to tennis or badminton. If you are interested in playing, come check it out every week from 6 to 9 p.m. Adults of all ages are welcome!

to Finish Season

The CHS freshman football team won their final game Monday night against the Live Oak Eagles in a 32-0 blowout. The guys have a final season record of 8-1. Congratulations to the freshman team, a group of athletes who is giving fans high hopes for the future of Wildcat football.

Backers $10,000 Legendz Baseball Raffle This Friday Looking for 10&U This is a reminder that the Wildcat Backers are holding their annual $10,000 Raffle at this Friday’s home football game against Live Oak. The drawing was moved from October so that more people could enter. Proceeds from the raffle support the Backers organization, which in turn offers service and support to CHS athletics.

Players

Submitted by Todd Hernandez

Legendz Baseball is looking for a couple of 10U Players for league and tournament play in 2011. If you know any kids who would be interested in a tryout for the team, please call Todd at 270-2298.

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Candy Buy Back Still Happening at Dr. Raborn’s Office

Submitted by Rita Martin

Dr. Raborn’s dentist office is still buying back childrens’ extra Halloween candy. The candy can be brought to the office during business hours, at least through the end of this week, and kids will receive $1 per pound of candy, plus an extra prize. The candy is being shipped to our soldiers serving overseas so they can enjoy it, too. So bring your candy by for a good cause (and a little cash). Call the office at 261-3360 to make sure they are still collecting candy or if you have any questions. Left: River holds his prize and the money he earned from his spare candy.


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Olivia Katherine Couvillion

Daniel and Sarah (Carrier) Couvillion are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Olivia Katherine. Olivia was born August 27, 2010 at 3:32 a.m. at Woman’s Hospital. She weighed 7 pounds and 7 ounces and was 20 ¼ inches long. Proud grandparents are Jeff and Kellye Couvillion, Dean and Jeanette Carrier all of Central. Great grandparents are Warren and Hannah Couvillion, Eugene and Merelle McGehee, Elton Carrier, Newton and Lucille Ducote, all of Central.

Thursday, November 4, 2010 • CentralSpeaks.com Print Edition

Gremillion, Gravois to Wed This Month

Jeanne’ Gremillion of Central and Walter Gravois, Jr. of Prairieville will marry at 6:30 p.m. on the evening of Saturday, November 20, 2010, at Ingleside Methodist Church in Baton Rouge. The bride-elect is the daughter of Duane and Robin Gremillion of Central. She is the granddaughter of Camellia Falcon of Baton Rouge and the late Roland Falcon, and Esnard and Peggy Gremillion of Denham Springs, and the late Angela Gremillion. She is a graduate of Redemptorist High School in Baton Rouge, Louisiana State University, and the LSU Graduate School. She currently teaches Spanish at Central Middle School. Her fiancé is the son of Walter Gravois, Sr. of Port Allen and Miriam Guarisco of Port Allen. He is the grandson of Lawrence and Shirley Gravois of Port Allen, and the late Wynona and Dominick Guercio. He is a graduate of Central High School and the College of the Mainland in Texas City, Texas. He is the owner of Gravco, LLC. The couple was honored at an engagement party on September 11, 2010, at the home of Patrick and Jaime Hall. It was hosted by Aimee Poole, Jaime Hall, Laurie Dantin, Lisa Gremillion, Michelle Cornett, Courtney Chiodin, Sadie Zimmer, and Jessica Rosario.


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