CENTRAL SPEAKS Saturday: A Day of Giving November 14, 2013 • Daily News at CentralSpeaks.com
CCSS TAX ELECTION THIS SATURDAY SEE PAGE 2
Jambalaya Fundraiser for Rusty & Susan Jacobs Benefit for Kenlie Jackson Relay for Life & Gleaux Run for American Cancer Society This Saturday, November 16th, there are several big opportunities to page 16 for more details about Kenlie and the benefit to help cover to give to good causes in Central. From 11AM until 2PM, jambalaya her treatment costs. From 5 until 9PM, Central Relay for Life will plates will be available for pickup at the former Starkey Academy be held at Central Intermediate and Central Middle Schools. The as a fundraiser for Rusty and Susan Jacobs. Rusty is a veteran Central Gleaux Run, which is being held as a part of Relay for Life, diagnosed with chronic debilitating peripheral neuropathy, and will begin at 7PM. All funds raised at this event will benefit the Susan has been diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gherig Disease). Turn to American Cancer Society. Turn to page 16 for more details and to page 16 for details and a list of places to buy tickets. Beginning at learn how you can participate. Cancer survivors will be honored as 12PM, there will be a benefit at Blackie’s Place for Kenlie Jackson. a part of the Relay for Life event. Kenlie was diagnosed with Synovial Sarcoma Cancer in 2008. Turn See Page 16 for more details about these 3 benefits.
CCT Presents Seussical Jr.
Election Central In the wake of lawsuits and concerns over ads placed in the 2010 Central mayoral election, Central Speaks has reviewed all print ads placed during the campaigns. In this investigative report, previously unreported ethics violations and inconsistencies have surfaced.
Shelton’s Mayoral Campaign Promoted Illegally by Undisclosed PAC and Political Ally Woody Jenkins Accepted Illegal Ad for Shelton, But Rejected Legitimate Ad from Watts’ Campaign
Come see Central’s own young performers at the Manship Theatre this weekend in the Central Community Theatre’s production of Seussical Jr. Performances will be Friday, November 15 at 7PM, Saturday, November 16 at 2PM and 7PM, and Sunday, November 17 at 2PM. For tickets, visit www.ManshipTheatre.org or call 344-0334.
Junior Shelton, who has announced he will again run for Mayor of Central in the 2014 election, had his unsuccessful 2010 bid for the city’s top post promoted by an advertisement in a political ally’s newspaper that was funded by an undisclosed PAC charged with breaking Louisiana Ethics Laws. The illegal PAC was eventually assessed $3,000 in fines and penalties for its prohibited promotion of Shelton’s candidacy. Woody Jenkins, editor and publisher of the Central City News, printed an advertisement paid for by “Central Citizens for Good Government” on March 18, 2010, that promoted Shelton’s candidacy, along with a slate of candidates for other
Movie In The Park Returns with “Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs” next Thursday, November 21st at 6 PM! See page 9 for details.
city government positions. However, at that time, there was no such organization filed with the Louisiana Ethics Administration as required by Louisiana law. Legitimate news organizations verify the validity of “paid for” sources prior to printing or broadcasting political advertisements. But while agreeing to print a political advertisement from a non-existent PAC, Jenkins refused to print a legitimate ad from incumbent Mayor Mac Watt’s campaign. Watts’ advertisement compared the backgrounds and local involvement of the two candidates. See Illegal Ad, Page 6
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I’m going to talk about the Baton Rouge Loop at the end of this column, so bear with me. I read the coverage of the Central Mayor’s race in the Central City News last week and I just had to sit back and smile. It was that smile you get when the intent behind something you read is so obvious that everyone else can see it, but the one writing it is pretending it is news, hoping no one will notice. It is No Surprise that Central City News owner and editor Woody Jenkins – de facto campaign consultant for Junior Shelton – is trying to disguise his politicking for Shelton as news. A quick glance at the article and you see a HUGE Shelton sign next to a tiny little DAVE sign. Look a little farther and there is nice staged photo of my opponent smiling and supposedly studying current issues, and then there is a regular old unposed blah photo of Dave with a caption that implies that I favor a Loop through the middle of Central, which I do not, but I’ll get to that in
a moment. Finally, the article itself reads like a campaign speech given by Shelton with a few selected facts about Dave thrown in to give the illusion of fairness. All of this is No Surprise, and again, I’m amused, not offended. Woody has done a masterful job promoting his ally Shelton, as he has been doing for years. Let’s be honest. I am the founder of Central Speaks, the upstart newspaper that has replaced Woody Jenkins’ Central City News as Central’s weekly newspaper. I can see why I may not be his favorite guy. No Surprise! I am proud of the community newspaper my daughter, Beth Fussell, and I have built, and we are honored to bring all the Good News about this Great City to you each week. Beth continues to own Central Speaks and she is committed to being its editor during and after the 2014 mayoral election. So, I’ve acknowledged the obvious. Each candidate is clearly aligned with a newspaper. No Surprise! The difference is this: Central Speaks is going to tell you when the printed topic is about the election and we are not going to disguise it as “other” news. If there is an article about election issues, such as the one at the bottom of page one in this week’s issue, we will title it “Election Central” or we will print it on a page with that same “Election
Central” heading. So, if elections interest you, read these articles. If not, skip these articles and continue reading the remaining news about our community. Be assured that we will not try to fool you and embed election opinions in what should otherwise be community news. Now for the Loop! In December of 2011 I, Dave Freneaux, completed weeks of research on the proposed Loop and the legislation behind it, and I was the first person to report to the citizens of Central that the Baton Rouge Loop CAN NOT come through Central without Central’s prior written consent. I uncovered this fact in the 1997 Louisiana House Bill 411, Section 2028 and reported it to everyone in the newspaper. No reporter, editor or elected official had ever told us this important fact – that the citizens of Central have legal protection against the Loop! We don’t have to have anything pushed on our community that we do not want! I am on record, and I will stay consistent in my stance, in saying that I favor infrastructure improvements that can lessen our traffic woes and bolster economic development, but, ONLY if such improvements do not interfere with or damage the quiet rural community we all settled here to enjoy. A Baton Rouge Loop through the middle of Central is NOT good for this community. I oppose it. For the record, my opponent, Junior Shelton, could support the Loop. No Surprise!
School Tax Vote This Saturday The Central Community School System tax election is this Saturday, November 16th. Polls are open from 7AM until 8PM. All citizens will vote at their usual polling locations. If the tax passes with a majority of “yes” votes, the current 23.65 mill property tax rate will remain unchanged for 8 years then decrease and end in 2034. If the tax fails with a majority of “no” votes, citizens’ millage rates will begin to decrease in 2014 and end in 2030.
Small Business Saturday Nov 30 Small business Saturday is coming November 30th. Central citizens will be encouraged to visit local retail locations and restaurants to do some holiday shopping and enjoy the shopping, services, and food that Central businesses have to offer. Shop in Central and support our small business owners and our schools with your dollars. Many of the participating businesses will be holding giveaways or special sales as part of this city-wide shopping day. Businesses may call the Chamber of Commerce at 261-5818 to get involved.
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The City of Central Chamber of Commerce C4 Report
Imagination Station says “I’m In”
“Operating our business in Central for nine years has given us the opportunity to provide educational services to families in the Central area and beyond. By working together,
we become valuable tools for the people in our community. From civic notifications to social interactions with local business owners, the Central Chamber of Commerce offers plenty of opportunities for businesses to be noticed and appreciated. That’s why ‘I’m In.’” Shari Gardner, Owner Imagination Station Childcare and Learning Center 10912 Joor Road Central, LA. 70818 Office: 225.262.4481 www.imaginationstationchildcare.com Chamber Member Joined: November 2011
CCA Forum November 19 on Affordable Care Act The next CCA Forum will be held November 19th at 7PM in the DEMCO meeting room. The topic is The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) and How it Will Impact Central Residents. Vicki S. Dufrene from the Louisiana Department of Insurance will be the speaker. Vicki came to the Louisiana Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) in 2001 with a long history of service in the senior beneficiary arena. SHIIP provides objective counseling, outreach, and materials in all areas of the senior insurance market at no cost to consumers. This includes: Medicare, Medicaid programs for Medicare beneficiaries, Medicare Supplement insurance
(Medigap), Medicare Advantage e.g. Medicare HMOs, Private Fee-for-Service, Long Term Care insurance, and Medicare Part D. Vicki is a member of the various SALT councils (Seniors and Law Enforcement Together). She also represents the Louisiana Department of Insurance at the National Association of Insurance Commissioners quarterly conference by serving on the Seniors Issues Task Force and the Long Term Care Working Group. Vicki serves on the National SHIIP Steering Committee and is also the Louisiana representative at the national SHIIP conference and serves on several of the committees relative to the national level.
October Building Permits During the month of October2013 in the city of Central, a total of 22 new residential permits were issued. The total valuation of these permits was $4,666,550. Within these permits, ten were issued in Woodstock with an average valuation of $218,902; four in Burlington Lakes with an average valuation of $167,319; one on Indian Mound valued at $191,436; one in Sherrington Place valued at $211,198; one in Gates at Burlington valued at $140,106; and one in
Village at Magnolia Square valued at $254,266; one on Hwy 64 valued at $241,100; one on Greenwell Springs Rd valued at $252,776; one on Hubbs Rd valued at $298,080; and one in Morgan Place West valued at $219,326. 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 1275 sq. ft.
remodeling permit was issued at Baton Rouge Community College on Hooper Rd in the valuation amount of $9,976; a 1600 sq. ft remodeling permit in Central City Shopping Center on Hooper valued at $10,907; a 184,450 sq. ft. remodeling permit for Walmart valued at $500,000; a 5,918 sq. ft planned addition to Cornerstone Fellowship Church; and a 5106 sq. ft. new building permit at 18901 Greenwell Springs Rd for Rogers Regional Eye Center valued at $418,692.
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Community School System
Early Voting Nov. 2-9 | Election Day Nov. 16
Investing in Our Future On Nov. 16, the Central Community 16 School Board is asking voters to approve a request to borrow up to $13.1 million to pay for needed upgrades to school facilities.
The additional monies can be borrowed through the extension of existing construction bonds approved by voters in 2009, which will NOT increase the millage rate now paid by local property owners.
Central property owners would continue to pay the current 23.65 mills per year to pay down the debt. Improved property values and new growth within the district will decrease the millage rate over time.
• Construct a Ninth Grade Academy ($5.82 million) • Repair Central High School’s parking lot ($1.8 million) • Install lighting at the Central High Baseball and Softball Fields ($500,000) • Upgrade district technology capacity to manage mandated state assessments ($2 million) • Demolition, asbestos abatement and upgrades to the Old Central Middle School site ($1.5 million) Total estimated costs = $11.62 million + 12% contingency fee $1.39 million (required under risk management policy)
= $13.1 million
In fact, the Central School Board has already lowered the district’s general fund revenue millage, enacted at the creation of the new school district, from 43.43 mills in 2007 to 36.75 mills in 2013.
The $13.1 million would be dedicated to the following improvements:
Projected Yearly Millage Rates for Central Community Schools to Pay Off Existing and New Capital Improvements
The proposition would enable the school board to extend existing bonds by five years and NOT increase the yearly millage rate.
*Summary of projected millage requirements for possible series 2014 General Obligation School Bonds prepared by Foley & Judell, LLP. Projections assume a conservative 4% annual growth rate, except for a 6% assumed growth rate in scheduled reassessment years of 2016, 2020, 2024, 2028 and 2032 **Central’s actual growth rate in assessed values since 2005 has averaged nearly 8%. At the same time, the growth rate for assessed values in the scheduled reassessment years of 2008 and 2012 were 16% and 8%, respectively.
Proven Stewardship Central Community Schools has a proven track record of investing in our children to improve their academic performance. The district continues to rank as one of the state’s top-performing school systems thanks to taxpayer support. Together, we have given our children: • The New Central Middle School • The New Central Intermediate School • Significant Life Safety Improvements to District Facilities
Together, our investments have resulted in Better Learning Environments, Better Results, Better Futures for Our Children
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Illegal Ad for Shelton Published by Jenkins Left: Illegal Ad promoting Junior Shelton published in the Central City News on March 18, 2010. Who paid for the "FREE Food", "Door Prizes" and "Space Walk" for this event remains a mystery, as neither Junior Shelton nor this Political Action Committee ever reported these as campaign expenditures or in-kind donations.
The “Central Citizens for Good Government” advertisement Jenkins published in the same March 18th issue of his newspaper in which he refused to print Watt’s comparison ad identified Mike LeClerq of Box 78003, Central, La. 70837, as the source of the advertisement. However, Louisiana Campaign Finance records show no records of Mike LeClerq as ever registering such an organization. The illegal ad promoted a political event featuring Shelton, which he attended. To date, Jenkins has not publicly addressed nor questioned the unethical aspects and questions of illegality surrounding the “Central Citizens for Good Government” ad and its funding sources. Nor has he questioned Shelton’s knowledge of the advertisement and his involvement with those behind it.
Shelton Supporters Violated Campaign Laws
From Page 1
Investigation of Shelton Supporters Results in $3,000 in Penalties
Shelton benefitted from a political event at The Quarter that was organized by “Central Citizens for Good Government” that was illegally promoted in Jenkins’ newspaper on March 18, 2010. The advertisement encouraged the public to attend a “fun day” to “come meet OUR Candidates,” and it listed Shelton at the top of its endorsed list of candidates. According to Campaign Finance Laws the expenses for this event should have been reported either by a PAC, which it was not, or by the Shelton campaign.
A state ethics investigation of the “Central Citizens for Good Government” political involvement in the 2010 Central mayoral campaign revealed that the alleged organization’s activity was in violation of campaign finance laws, and that it was subject to pay thousands of dollars in penalties. Furthermore, additional penalties could accrue if “Central Citizens for Good Government” did not file the proper reports with the state. In a January 10, 2011 letter from the Louisiana Board of Ethics the PAC was penalized $3,000 for its failure to register as a Political Action Committee. According to the state’s campaign finance office, “Central Citizens for Good Government” filed a Statement of Organization form on Jan. 19, 2011 in reaction to the ethics board’s reprimand – nearly one full year after its involvement in the Central election. The same day, a Statement of Dissolution form was also filed with the Louisiana Campaign Finance Office, thereby creating the organization and dissolving it on the same day. Also, according to state records, the dissolved “Central Citizens for Good Government” filed two campaign finance reports on Jan. 20, 2011 to retroactively account for its “30 Days Prior to Primary Election Report” and “10 Days Prior to Primary Election Report” for the March 27, 2010 election. These filings were made nearly one year after the time required under Louisiana law. None of the state campaign finance documents identify LeClerq as the responsible party for the organization, although the advertisement in Jenkins’ newspaper identified LeClerq as such. To date, LeClerq’s actual involvement or level of support of the PAC or Shelton’s campaign remains a mystery. The campaign finance report for “Central Citizens for Good Government” does show a $25 contribution given on Feb. 24, 2010 from Mike LeClerq of 8867 Sully Drive, Central, La. 70818. That address is not the same as the one listed in the illegal advertisement.
Get All the Facts: Louisiana campaign finance laws require full disclosure of all political Documents cited in this article are available for public review at www. contributions by a declared political candidate and an organized political CentralSpeaks.com/Shelton and are all public records available at http:// action committee (PAC). Persons who spend at least $500 to independently www.ethics.state.la.us/ support or oppose a candidate or ballot proposition must register as a PAC with the Louisiana Ethics Administration, and they must adhere to all campaign reporting requirements. Such requirements include publicly identifying all contributors and the organization’s expenditures in advance of the election. Shelton’s 2010 campaign finance records show no donations, monetary or in-kind, from LeClerq. Shelton’s 2010 campaign finance reports also do not list the “Central Citizens for Good Government” advertisement in the Central City News on March 18, 2010, as an in-kind donation. Legal PAC expenditures do not have to be cited by those candidates benefitting from these expenditures; however, at that time, “Central Citizens for Good Government” did not exist as a PAC, according to state campaign finance records. Furthermore, Shelton did not document receiving the in-kind value of a political event at The Quarter that was organized by “Central Citizens for Good Government” and promoted in the March 18, 2010, newspaper advertisement. The advertisement encouraged the public to attend a “fun day” to “come meet OUR Candidates,” and it listed Shelton at the top of its endorsed list of candidates. Shelton attended the event.
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CENTRAL COMMUNITY CALENDAR
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Central Celebrates Veteran’s Day
Book Fair, CHS Library Central Speaks hits the streets & mailboxes Paint-in, Magnolia Methodist Church, 1:30-5PM CPS JV/V Boys & Girls Basketball vs ACCS, Home, 4PM Fall Family Fair, Zachary Youth Park, 5-10PM 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 PJ/Night Storytime for all ages, Greenwell Springs Library, 7PM Pregnancy & Postpartum Support Group, Lane RMC, 7-8:30PM
Book Fair, CHS Library Paint-in, Magnolia Methodist Church, 9:30AM-12PM CPS Soccer vs. Laurel Christian, Away, 4PM Fall Family Fair, Zachary Youth Park, 5-11PM CHS Football Playoff Game vs Comeaux, Home, 7PM CCT Presents Seussical the Musical Jr., Manship Theatre, 7PM
Vote on School System millage Magnolia Methodist Market, 8AM-2PM Clothing Giveaway, Covenant Church, 9-11AM Pancake Breakfast for Cancer Survivors, Blackwater UMC, 9-11AM Choose Your Own Adventure Book Club, Pride-Chaneyville Library, 10:30AM Family Game Day, Greenwell Springs Library, 11AM Fall Family Fair, Zachary Youth Park, 12-11PM Kenlie Jackson benefit, Blackie’s Place, 12PM Rusty & Susan Jacobs benefit, old Starkey gym, 11AM-2PM CCT Presents Seussical the Musical Jr., Manship Theatre, 2PM Relay for Life, CIS, 5-10PM, Pet Parade 6PM, Gleaux Run 7-9PM CCT Presents Seussical the Musical Jr., Manship Theatre, 7PM
See you at church! CCT Presents Seussical the Musical Jr., Manship Theatre, 2PM Fall Family Fair, Zachary Youth Park, 2-5PM November Novelty Music Recital, Greenwell Springs Library, 3PM
Central Community Chorus Practice, Central Middle, 6-7:30PM Outstanding Women of Achievement Awards, Elegant Memories, 6PM
Preschool Storytime, Greenwell Springs Library, 10:30AM Toddler Storytime, Greenwell Springs Library, 10:30AM Sonic Screwdriver Pens Teen Program, Central Library, 4:30PM CCA Forum, DEMCO meeting room, 7PM
Preschool Storytime, Central & Pride Library, 10:30AM Toddler Storytime, Central & Pride Library, 10:30AM Community Thanksgiving Service, Zoar Baptist Church, 7PM
Central Speaks hits the streets & mailboxes Paint-in, Magnolia Methodist Church, 1:30-5PM Book Signing, Quilt Corner, 13579 Hooper Rd, 2-4PM 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 Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs Movie Night, Central Square, 6PM PJ/Night Storytime for all ages, Greenwell Springs Library, 7PM
Paint-in, Magnolia Methodist Church, 9:30AM-12PM
Magnolia Methodist Market, 8AM-2PM CHS Choir Yard Sale Fundraiser, CHS portico, 8AM-12PM Computer Tutoring, Pride-Chaneyville Library, 11AM Thanksgiving Story/Craft, Greenwell Springs Library, 11AM Children’s Scrabble Club, Greenwell Springs Library, 12:30PM Create Your Own Turkey, Pride-Chaneyville Library, 2:30PM
The City of Central hosted the Veterans & Soldiers Celebration to pay tribute to our veterans and those in military service on Monday, November 11th at 6PM at Central Intermediate School.
Terri Hoover Dunham will be signing her picture book, The Legend of Papa Noel: A Cajun Christmas Story, during the Grand Opening of The Quilt Corner, 13579 Hooper Road, on Thursday, November 21, from 2 to 4 p.m.
PODS Team Cooks First Place Chicken
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Central Lodge Honors Veterans
Left to Right: Walter Freeman, David James, Michael Zaurba and Floyd Gourley Submitted by Robert Lee
The PODS cooking team won 1st place in BBQ chicken at LA VETS FEST on Saturday, November 9th. Pictured above are Ken Pullam, David Boudreaux, and Twaymon Scott with their award-winning chicken.
On Friday November 8, 2013, Central Masonic Lodge #442 F & AM honored our veterans. After a fine meal of chicken and sausage gumbo prepared by our Sr. Warden, Luther Perkins, members and guests assembled upstairs where Brother Michael Zaurba, Gunny Sgt., U.S.M.C., Retired, gave an informed talk about our veterans, going back from WWI to the present.
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Live Well: Toy Safety
Hello again! Been shopping lately? If it was at any retail outlet, it’s a good bet the place was already decked out for Christmas! Like it or not, it seems like stores are rolling out holiday merchandise earlier and earlier…and, just as I begin to grouse about it, guess what I learn? My wife is one of the first in line getting an early start on toys for the grandkids. So, in the spirit of, “if you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em”, this week’s LiveWELL column is about making sure the toys you get the kids on your Christmas list are safe. Whatever the toy, the questions are the same. Is the toy I’m buying age appropriate for the child? What do I need to do to be sure a child doesn't get hurt playing with it? Experts say it's about looking at toys with a critical eye and being informed about potential risks. Statistics show the majority of toy-related injuries are linked to small objects that can be put in the mouth. Small rubber balls, balloons, dice or any part that can be broken off and swallowed poses a very real choking risk for children under three. For older kids, statistics show a lot of injuries are linked to toys
they can ride. Bikes, skateboards and scooters are among the top offenders. The best bet when you’re buying a toy like that is to make sure you also purchase the appropriate safety equipment. A helmet and knee and elbow pads are pretty basic accessories. While I was at WAFB, I did a lot of stories on the risk of repetitive use injuries among kids who can’t seem to break-away from the latest video games. Things haven’t changed. In fact, the latest video games are more sophisticated and enticing than ever. Kids, especially teenagers, can sit and play them for hours. Certified Athletic Trainer Erik Strahan, DPT says that can lead to painful tendonitis of the thumb or wrist. His advice for avoiding the problem is to take breaks. Strahan tells parents and kids who come into the clinic to play no more than an hour of video games at a time. Of course, that also helps reduce the risk of eye strain. To make sure the toys that you’re buying for kids on your Christmas list are safe, go to the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s Toy Safety web site. The address is http://www. cpsc.gov/en/safety-education/ safety-guides/toys/. You can even sign up to receive regular e-mail alerts about toy recalls. As my daddy used to say, “It's better to be safe than sorry.” Phil Rainier is the Director of Marketing and Public Relations at Central Physical Therapy. His e-mail address is prainier@ centralptonline.com.
Movie In The Park Returns Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs Next Thursday, Nov. 21st, 6 PM Central Square (Behind Menchie's and CVS) Bring the kids or grandkids and enjoy the free movie. Free drinks and cookies will be provided so bring your lawn chairs or blankets, dress warm, and enjoy the free show. Sponsored By: • Dave Freneaux • Central Speaks • The Acadiana Group
• Armand Services • Reda and Logan Cockerham of C.J. Brown
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Covenant Church, 22325 Greenwell Springs Rd, invites the community to “shop” for new clothing November 16th from 9:00-11:00 AM. The clothing is for any who would benefit from assistance in clothing their family. One need only come that morning to “shop” through the inventory. The clothing is in all sizes and for all ages. There is baby clothing and some seasonal clothing. The church is also providing hot dogs for everyone and balloon animals for the children there that day.
Central Community Thanksgiving Worship Service
6th Annual Central Community Thanksgiving Worship Service Wednesday, November 20th, 7:00pm Zoar Baptist Church All Central residents and friends are invited to worship God together and to give thanks for His blessings at the sixth annual Central Community Thanksgiving Worship Service. This year, the service will be at Zoar Baptist Church on Wednesday Night, November 20th at 7:00pm. Nineteen Central Area churches are supporting this inter-denominational worship experience. Ron Erickson will bring the message. Ron is Pastor of Future Hope Ministries and the President/CEO of the Central Chamber of Commerce. Many other pastors will be taking part in the service. An offering will be collected for a local non-profit organization. A fellowship with
refreshments will follow the service. Childcare will be provided for children, babies though 5 years old. The following Central area churches will be involved: Berean Ministries Blackwater United Methodist Caring to Love Ministries Central Worship Center Central Church Cornerstone Fellowship Comite Baptist Covenant Community First Baptist Future Hope Ministries Grace United Pentecostal Grace Family Grace Presbyterian Greenwell Springs Baptist Immanuel Baptist Journey St Alphonsus Catholic Victoria in Christo Zoar Baptist
St. Alphonsus Primetimers Hosting Holiday Dance
"Kick Off the Holidays by Kicking up your Heels" The PrimeTimers at St. Alphonsus are sponsoring a Dance on Friday December 6th, 2013. It will be held at Kristenwood Reception Center on Greenwell Springs Road. It will be from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Music will be performed by LA 1 Band. The price is $10.00 a person; BYOB with optional cash bar. Tickets can be purchased at the St. Alphonsus Church Office. Everyone over 21 years of age is invited.
CAPA Corner: What You Miss When You Miss Church Yeah I know…you expect this from a pastor. But have you considered what is missed when one misses church services? Thomas was one of Jesus’ Twelve. One day after Jesus’ resurrection, the disciples met with Jesus but Thomas missed the meeting. (Read about it in John 20:19-29.) We really don’t know why he wasn’t there but he missed out all the same. When Thomas missed the meeting, he missed: • Meeting with Jesus Himself. • A certain gladness that comes only from being with others as we meet with Jesus together. • Jesus’ pronouncement of peace. • His life being purposed by Jesus. • A fresh work of the Holy Spirit. When we miss being in the public worship of Jesus Christ,
we miss pretty much the same that Thomas missed. God’s truth carried along by the Holy Spirit recalibrates the thinking of God’s people – and it refreshes us. The glory of God among God’s people as they worship is made real by the illuminating work of the Holy Spirit – and it refreshes us. Words of encouragement are spoken and shared in conversation as God’s people are gathering in the presence of Jesus and the Holy Spirit directs those words into the lives of people that need to be refreshed. And all of this and more happens when we meet together with Jesus. So…don’t miss church this weekend. Jesus will be there! Jeff Stanfill Covenant Church
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Central won their sixth consecutive district championship last Friday when they defeated the Live Oak Eagles 33-13 at home on Senior Night. Quarterback Jarrad Hayes opened up the scoring for the Wildcats with a 60 yard touchdown passing play to Gary Triplett. Live Oak responded in the second quarter with a short run for a touchdown, and they would not score again until the fourth quarter.
Running back Jake Myer ran in two touchdowns in the second quarter and two more in the third, putting up an impressive 160 yards during the game. The Wildcat defense was steady as always, totaling 41 tackles, 1 sack, and 3 tackles for loss. Kevin Henry and Malik Odum each grabbed an interception against the Eagles. Central will face Comeaux this Friday, and the winner of that game will play the winner of Denham Springs vs West Monroe next week.
STAT LEADERS VS WALKER
Photo by Michael Spangler
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Rushing #8 Myer: 21 rushes for 160 yds, 4 TD Passing #9 Hayes: 14/20 for 213 yds, 1 TD Receiving #2 Triplett: 7 rec for 110 yds, 1 TD Defense #13 Stokes: 5.5 tkl, .5 TFL #20 Henry: 5.5 tkl, 1 TFL Kicking #82 Noel: 3/3 XP, 1 punt for 29 yds
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Istrouma Home W55-12 Morgan City Home W51-7 Jesuit Home L14-17 McKinley Away W42-15 Scotlandville Away W27-26 Denham Away W40-6 Zachary Home W35-0 Broadmoor Away W41-12 Walker Home W48-7 Home W33-13 Live Oak
Central Speaks wishes the CENTRAL HOSTING PLAYOFF VS COMEAUX Wildcats a Great 2013 Season for $10. No passes are accepted for playoff games. gate Friday night The #11 Wildcats will host #22 Comeaux in the first round of the LHSAA playoffs this Friday at 7PM in Wildcat Stadium. Of their opponent, Head Coach Sid Edwards said, “Comeaux is the second best team we will have faced this season, in my opinion, behind Scotlandville. They are Denham Springs up front but McKinley in the skill positions. Their losses have come to highly touted Breaux Bridge, Barbe, New Iberia, and lost to number 1 Acadiana 27 to 24 in the final seconds. We have our hands full.” Tickets may be purchased in advance at the CHS office for $8, or at the
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This Fridayâ€™s Wildcat football playoff game will be broadcast live on ESPN stations
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Photos by Michael Spangler Top Left: Kevin Henry & Jivaun Wade; Center Left: Malek Odom; Bottom Left: Amanda Fontenot & the CHS Marching Band; Above: The CHS Color Guard & Charles Hinton; Below: James Schopp
CAMPS From art and culture to nature and science, there is a camp for children of all interests! Holiday Camps are held during the Fall and Winter school breaks.
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All 4 SLYFA Teams in Super Bowl Saturday
Central High’s Cole Edgens
Cody Flurry, age 9, killed this 8 point, 210 lb buck on his hunting lease in Centerville, Mississippi, on November 9, 2013.
Central High’s Michael Shafer
Zoar Baptist Church is now registering for Upward Basketball and Cheerleading ages 5--to 10. All kids get even amount of playing time. Forms can be picked up at church office. For more info call 261-3434 or Chad Rizzutto at 572-7585.
Top photo by Michael Spangler; Bottom photo by Heather Erickson
Congratulations to all four of the CAYSA Central Wildcat teams who made it to the Super Bowl! This is a first in the SLYFA League that all 4 Teams from any organization have all made it to the Super Bowl! Central will be hosting the Super Bowl at Wildcat Stadium this Saturday, Nov 16th. D Team will play at 3PM vs Walker, C Team will play at 4:30PM vs Galvez, B Team will play at 6PM vs Walker, and A Team will play at 7:30PM vs Zachary.
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Nicholas and Brittney Schiro Joe and Edna Ellis Welcome Son Easton Lee Celebrate 60th Anniversary Nicholas Joseph and Britney Stevens Schiro are proud to announce the birth of their son, Easton Lee Schiro. Easton was born on Tuesday, June 11, 2013, at 7:43 p.m. at Woman’s Hospital in Baton Rouge. He was 7 pounds, 7 ounces and 21 inches long at birth. Easton was welcomed by his grandparents, Darrell and Debbie Stevens, Charles and Barbara Rush, and Thomas and Linda Schiro. He is the great-grandson of Lloyd and Sharon Himel, James Stevens, and Emma Dean Martinez. He is the great-greatgrandson of Nora Lee Witt. He is the nephew of Chad and Tricia Klein, Christopher and Jennifer Schiro, Thomas Schiro, Seth Stevens, and Kade Stevens. He is the godson of Christopher Schiro and Danielle Jenkins.
In Memoriam: John Zachary John Henry Zachary, Jr., of Central, LA, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013 at the age of 72. He served and defended his country in the United States Navy. He is survived by his wife, Anna Laura Zachary; children and grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father, John Henry Zachary, Sr. At his request, no services will be held. Please sign the online guestbook at www.sealefuneral.com.
In Memoriam: Maurice Bailey Maurice L. Bailey, known as ‘Sonny’ to many and as PawPaw to a special f e w , passed away on Friday night, November 8, 2013 at age 84. Born in 1928, he was a native resident of Baton Rouge, a member of Blackwater United Methodist Church, a Korean War Army Veteran and retired from Exxonmobil with 30+ years of service. Sonny was dedicated to his family and loved by all who knew him. He was a devoted Christian, exemplified by his endless patience, kindness, selflessness and love. He found joy in gardening, assisting with the cattle operation, taking care of others, quality time with family and large bowls of Blue Bell ice cream. Sonny is survived by a daughter, Robyn Bailey, three sons and
daughters-in-law, David and Brenda Bailey, John and Pam Bailey and Scott and Rhonda Bailey; five grandchildren and their spouses, Jacob and Aimee Bailey, Berkeleigh (BJ) and Beau Cotten, Jonathan Bailey, Jennifer and Travis Breaux and Mitchell Bailey; six great grandchildren, Halli Bailey, Heidi Bailey, Ryleigh Cotten, Easton Breaux, Colt Cotten and Eli Breaux; sistersin-law, Ned Carpenter and Faye Joseph, as well as large extended family. He was preceded in death by his faithful and loving wife of 52 years, Bobbye Carpenter Bailey. Visitation was held at 2:00pm Sunday November 10, 2013 at Blackwater United Methodist Church. The service began at 3:00 pm followed by burial at the church cemetery. The family would like to thank Kenny Procell, the EMS responders and Lane Memorial Hospital staff. Seale Funeral Home, in Central, in charge of arrangements. “Blessed are the humble in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 5:3.
The BREC Filthy Family Fun event has been postponed due to all four of the CAYSA Wildcat teams playing in the Super Bowl on the same day.
Joe and Edna Ellis celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on November 2, 2013 at Drusilla Seafood. The party was given by their children and their spouses: Mark Ellis, Sharon and Phil Milam, Eric and Bettina Ellis, and Dana and Roger Duvall. In attendance were the couple’s grandchildren, great grandchildren, and Mrs. Ellis’ brother and sister. Joe and Edna Ellis were married on November 7, 1953 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Baton Rouge. She is the former Edna Walker.
In Memoriam: Linda Todd Linda Ward Todd, beloved wife, adoring mother, doting Nana and precious friend went home to the land of endless day to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, November 11, 2013 at 9:15 PM. A celebration Service will be held on Thursday, November 14, 2013 at Seale Funeral Home in Central from 9:00 AM until religious services at 11:00 AM in the funeral home chapel conducted by Pastor Jason Alan and Chaplain Bruce Worrell. Burial will follow at Denham Springs Memorial Cemetery. She is survived by her loving husband of 48 years, John E. Todd; Three children, Angela and husband Michael Murphy, Mark and wife Kelly Todd, Denise and husband Patrick Turton; Six grandchildren, Jacob, Colby and Madeline Murphy, Lauren and
Rebecca Todd and Lillian Turton; Four older sisters, Janet Foster, Winoma Stewart, Barbara Rivett and Mary Moran and numerous beloved nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her parents, Eddie and Gertrude Davis Ward. Serving as pallbearers are, Michael, Jacob and Colby Murphy, Patrick Turton, Edward Ambrose, Brandon Simon and honorary will be Bryce Hymel. Linda worshipped at First Baptist Church Central. She will be remembered as a committed 7:30 AM coffee time friend an avid traveler and lover of all things, "Bling". Linda celebrated life by loving her Savior and family. Her spice for life and humor leaves all who knew her with a cherished memory. Please visit our online registry book at www.sealefuneral.com
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Garage/Estate Sale: Saturday Nov. 16, 8am-2pm 8636 Sharon Hills Blvd., off Hooper Rd. Household items, tools, furniture Garage Sale: 10663 Stone Pine Dr. Northwoods sub. Sat. Nov. 16th, 7amuntil. Supports Girl Scout Troop 10362.
Garage Sale: Multi-Fam Sale Sat 11/16, 7AM-1PM. 12208 & 12218 Lancewood Dr. in Willowwood Sub. off Gurney Rd. Estate Sale: Estate Sale Sat 11/16, 7AM3PM. 8195 Lavender Dr. in Wisteria Lakes For Sale: 2 lg white wicker wedding baskets, satin lined. Decorated w/ white flowers. $10 ea.261-2972 For Sale: Wedding veil 46” L, headpiece, 8x10 white picture frame new in pkg. $15. 261-2972
An Invitation for Cancer Survivors
Central Relay for Life is happening on Saturday, November 16th. Not only is it a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society, but it is also an opportunity to honor those Lot For Sale: Willow Creek Dr. 1.8 who have gone through, or acres. $115,000 413-5321 or 337-1423 are going through, cancer. For Rent: Spacious 3BR/2BA, W/D, As such, we would like to Quiet - Central Area, Wtr/Gas Pd. No pet/smokers. $650. 261-2014 invite all cancer survivors to Dog Sitting: Barb’s DogSitting. Honest, a free pancake breakfast on Reliable, References Available 931-9702 November 16th at 9AM at Blackwater Methodist. Spouses Help Wanted: F/T Diesel Mech., or caregivers are invited to join Equip.& Truck Ex. Req’d. All Tools you at breakfast. Additionally, Supplied. Baker Area (225) 774-4229 For Sale: Extremely Unique Property! Rare opportunity to own a one of a kind warehouse, 12,735 SF with three separate living spaces. 10.87 acres property zoned C2. Many possible uses. Call 936-1058 or 603-5488
For Sale: Comforter set, navy/red, queen sz. like new. Great for boy’s room. For Sale: New wedding dress, size 12 $50. 261-2972 never worn. Paid 700.00 for it but asking 500.00. Please call 225-954-5865 For Sale: Comforter set - tan paisley, queen sz. with extras. Pd $300, asking For Sale: Two Cemetery Plots at $50. 261-2972 Greenoaks Lakeside Garden #118. Value $7,300 - Sell for $6,300. 810-5830 For Sale: Antique beveled tilt mirror For Sale: Complete wedding ensemble, in walnut frame. From old dresser. $35. 261-2972 very elegant, sz 8. $50. 261-2972
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all cancer survivors are invited to participate for free in the Gleaux Run 5K at Relay for Life that evening at Central Intermediate School. Relay for Life will begin at 5PM, and participants in the Gleaux Run should be signed in no later than 7PM. All cancer survivors need to do is register online at www.relayforlife.org/centralla. See page 1 for a Relay for Life schedule of events. If you have any questions, please email Beth@CentralSpeaks.com. ELECTRIC Simple Electric Licensed, Insured & Bonded Any Size Job - 30 Yrs Experience Central Owned Business 921-2633
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Saturday: A Day of Giving Continued from Page 1
Tickets on Sale Now for Jacobs Benefit Lunches
On Saturday, November 16th, there will be a jambalaya benefit dinner for Central residents Rusty and Susan Jacobs. Susan is diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig Disease), and Rusty is a disabled veteran diagnosed with chronic debilitating peripheral neuropathy. Lunches will be to go via drive through service from 11AM until 2PM in front of the gym at the old
Starkey Academy on Joor Road. Lunches are $7 each. Tickets can be purchased in advance at any of the following locations: GM Cable – J oor Rd AAS – Monterrey Dr Salon F X – S ullivan Rd Tanksley Automotive – Wax Rd Jerry Lee's – Greenwell Springs Rd Shell Station – Joor at Lovett Indian Mound Store – Liberty Rd Romero's – Joor at Core Edward Jones – Magnolia Village David's Mobile Station – Hooper Rd Covers Unlimited – Hooper Rd Sullivan's Hardware – Sullivan Rd Sandra L ynn's – Wax a t S ullivan Ross Tire – Greenwell Springs Rd Central Drug – Hooper at Sullivan
Relay for Life & Gleaux Run Saturday Evening We all know someone whose life has been impacted by cancer, whether through diagnosis or through a loved one. Come to Central Intermediate this Saturday evening to raise money for the fight against cancer. Central Relay for Life will begin at 5PM with kids’ relay activities (weather permitting), a silent auction, and food, drink, and glow items for sale. Included in the silent auction will be a swing from Cajun Cypress, so you don’t want to miss it! The Pet Parade will begin at 6PM. There will be categories for Largest Pet, Smallest Pet, Pet Costume, Pet Trick, and Most Unusual Pet. Call Mrs. Tommie Morden at 261-4756 to register your pet, or just bring him or her out for the fun! The Relay continues at 6:30PM with recognition of survivors and our guest speaker, Mr. Matt Price. Mr. Price is a cancer survivor and is well-known around Central as the owner of PriceCo and a constant presence at community events. Come hear Matt Price speak and honor our cancer survivors. If you are a cancer survivor, please come join us! The Gleaux Run 5K will begin for 7:15 for competitive runners (any serious runner who runs a 5K in 30 minutes or less), and 7:45 for casual runners and walkers. All runners and walkers, regardless of skill level, should be present and signed in no later than 7PM, as the road around the school will be
closed off at that point for the run. Cancer survivors who would like to run or walk may register for free at www.RelayForLife.org/ CentralLA. All other participants should register at www.Active. com. Search for “Central Gleaux Run.” Registration is $25 per person in advance. Runners and walkers may still register on the day of the race, but the price increases to $30 each (still free for cancer survivors). Registration includes a shirt. Funds raised through Relay for Life and the Gleaux Run go to the American Cancer Society, which funds cancer research and support programs for cancer patients and their families. The most moving part of the evening happens at 9PM right after the Gleaux Run with the luminaria ceremony. Luminaries are placed in honor of cancer survivors and in memory of those we have lost to cancer. A bagpiper will be present to play “Amazing Grace.” Please come out for all or part of this fun and meaningful evening, and join us in our fight against cancer. Gleaux Run participants are welcome and encouraged to wear glow or light up items. However, if you are using any sort of glow paint, please apply it before arrival at the event, as paints and pigments will not be allowed on school property in the interest of keeping the school grounds clean. Thank you for understanding.
Kenlie Jackson Benefit at Blackie’s Place
Kenlie Camille Jackson, daughter of Sergeant Ken Jackson (EBR Sheriff’s Office) and his wife, Jennifer. Kenlie was diagnosed with Synovial Sarcoma cancer in April of 2008, and was treated at St. Jude. The cancer has spread to her lungs and treatments have increased. There will be a benefit for Kenlie at Blackie’s Place, 10010 Sullivan Road, on November 16th, 2013. There will be DJs all day, award winning pastalaya plates for $7, live auctions, door prizes, a bake sale, and lots of fun! Festivities start at noon.
Free Pancake Breakfast This Saturday for Cancer Survivors If you have ever been diagnosed with cancer, you are a survivor. Central Relay for Life would like to honor you with a free pancake breakfast this Saturday, November 16th at 9AM at Blackwater United Methodist Church (10000 Blackwater Road). There will also be door prizes provided by Central
community businesses and Central citizens. Spouses or caregivers are invited to come eat for free with you. You can register ahead of time online at www.RelayForLife.org/ CentralLA, or if you are unable to register, just come join us. Invite the cancer survivors in your life to come to this free event.