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313 Central Residents to Graduate This Month
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Class of 2012 Graduates from 8 Area Schools Woody Jenkins
Editor, Central City News
CENTRAL — Over the next 10 days, more than 300 Central residents will receive their diplomas from eight area high schools — Central High, Central Private, Catholic High, St. Joseph’s Academy, Redemptorist, Parkview Baptist, GRADUATING SENIORS Kelli Elliott and Zach Evans (left photo) of Central High and Victoria Brian and Luke Fryoux of Central Private. Bethany, and Baton Rouge High — and 12 different home schools. Central Private will hold its graduation on Friday, May 11 at 6 p.m. at Zoar Baptist Church. Central High will hold its baccalaure-
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GOP Candidates Launching Campaigns
GOP CANDIDATES Hughes, Bourgeois, Walker, Amoroso, Wilson, Higginbotham, McDonald, Delgado, Loupe, Conroy, and Heck. See Page X. 6.
Reagan Newsmaker Luncheon at Rouge Parish, featured candidates for Mayor-President, Metro CounCafé American in Baton Rouge. The event, hosted by the Re- cil, State Supreme Court, and 1st See GOP on Page 6 publican Party of East Baton
BATON ROUGE — A host of Republican candidates launched their campaigns in this fall’s election Tuesday at the first-ever Ronald
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Central Says No To Participation In Jindal’s Plan
CENTRAL — Gov. Bobby Jindal succeeded in getting the Louisiana Legislature to adopt his Education Reform Bills, but one part of the plan is unlikely to find much sup-
Central High Spring Game Set Thursday See CENTRAL on Page 4
Running Backs Could Dazzle Wildcat Faithful Woody Jenkins
Editor, Central City News
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CENTRAL — Fans of the Central Wildcats will get a look at an unprecedented array of running back talent and a quarterback duel next Thursday, May 17 at the Annual Central Spring Football game beginning at 7 p.m. at Wildcat Stadium (admission $5). Everyone is invited to a Crawfish Boil from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at the stadium (meal $10). It will be “Football in May.” See SPRING GAME on Page 27
DON’T BLINK OR YOU’LL MISS THEM — All-State rocket Gary Triplett (left) will play wide receiver in next Thursday’s Central Spring Football Game. Wildcat fans will also get a thrill out of watching sophomore running back Justin Vessell (right)
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HONOR SOCIETY PRESIDENT — Stephen Sumrall (right) was honored Tuesday night as the outgoing President of the Honor Society of the Christian Home Education Fellowship. Sumrall, a Central resident, will graduate next week. He is the son of Randy and Julie Sumrall of Central. Presenting the award was society sponsor Paul Bethel.
China’s Dangerous Plan to Acquire Our Ports
SB 723 Could Aid Holden’s Plan to Secure Chinese Funding for Loop Woody Jenkins
Editor, Central City News
BATON ROUGE — Thanks to America’s “free trade” policies, which treat a Communist dictatorship as though it were a private enterprise, the rulers of Communist China now have great wealth, so much so that they have trillions of dollars sitting idle. They can use their vast wealth to subjugate and control their people, and they do. They can use their wealth to acquire the world’s most sophisticated and deadly weapons, and they do. And they can use their wealth to acquire the vital infrastructure of the world — and that’s exactly what they are doing. In country after country, China
is purchasing oil fields, mining concessions over vast areas, and ports. They are also building and keeping ownership of superhighways in countries around the world. Mayor-President Kip Holden is well aware of Woody Jenkins this, which is why he has twice travelled to China in an attempt to secure funding for the Baton Rouge Loop. He is hoping a Chinese government-owned bank will put up the seed money and become the “private” partner in a public/private partnership to build the Loop. If that happened, the Chinese government would own and operate a Loop encircling the City of Baton Rouge and cutting across the middle of Central. When it comes to ports, the Chinese already own some of the most important ones in the world. For example, not long ago, they acquired port facilities at both ends of the Panama Canal. Now the Port of New Orleans or the Port of Baton Rouge may well
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be a target of the Chinese. In December 2011, Mr. Wei Jiafu, the chairman of China’s powerful, state-owned shipping company China Ocean Shipping Co. (COSCO), announced that his company is attempting to purchase a major port on the east coast of the United States or on the Gulf of Mexico. They also hope to acquire a port on the Pacific coast of the United States. The Chinese use the infrastructure they acquire as a base of intelligence operations and to secure deep roots in the countries where they operate. They also convert the operation of their new facilities into the China labor model, which means low wages and inhumane working conditions for nationals they hire in their state-owned projects. For example, the port they acquired several years ago in Greece provides workers long hours with no breaks for food, bathroom, or rest. And the wages are near the starvation level. Now a bill in the Louisiana Legislature could help facilitate those very things happening right here in Louisiana. SB 723 by Sen. Conrad Appel provides that the governor will appoint an International trade board, which will in turn adopt a Master Plan for international investment and trade. The Secretary of Economic Development would in turn have the power — acting on his own — to enter into joint ventures, partnerships, and cooperative agreements with foreign governments, such as China. Under Art. 7, Section 14 of the Louisiana Constitution, “cooperative agreements” can be used to obligate funds and property of the State of Louisiana.
When the act says the Secretary can enter into “partnerships” with foreign governments, it means the Secretary, acting alone on behalf of the State of Louisiana, can become a business partner with a foreign government, such as China. When President Bush was in office, a company in Dubai proposed to operate a port on the east coast of the United States. That created an outcry of opposition. Eventually, President Bush and Congress intervened to prevent Dubai from operating a port in this country. But today, there is no prohibition in federal or state law to prevent Communist China from acquiring the Port of New Orleans or owning the Baton Rouge Loop. SB 723 would allow the Secretary of Economic Development to enter into partnerships, joint ventures, and cooperative agreements with the Chinese that could facilitate just such a takeover. SB 723 has already passed the state Senate and is pending on the House floor. Please call your state representatives at 225-342-6945 and ask them to vote against SB 723 or at least amend it to prohibit foreign countries from directly or indirectly acquiring our roads, bridges, toll roads, or ports. If this does happen, we will be an occupied land.
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ate at 2 p.m. this Sunday, May 13 at Zoar. Graduation will be held at 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 18 at Bethany World Prayer Center in Baker. Central residents will graduate from the following schools (all numbers are approximate, because final grades have not been posted): • Central High School (226) • Central Private School (33) • Catholic High School (14) • Home Schools (12) • Redemptorist High (10) • St. Joseph’s Academy (8) • Bethany Christian (4) • Parkview Baptist (4) • Baton Rouge High (2) At Central High School, the Class of 2012 is smaller — 226 — than some other classes in recent years. However, next year the Class of 2013 is expected to graduate more than 300 seniors, Central schools Supt. Mike Faulk said. Central High School has not yet announced the names of the Valedictorian or Salutatorian, pending final exams and the announcement of final grades. Similarly, the school has not yet announced the number and dollar value of scholarship earned by this year’s seniors. Supt. Faulk said the Central High Class of 2012 had a large number of seniors who were simultaneously enrolled in high school and college. At Central High, every student must complete a Senior Project. “This year’s projects were better than ever!” Faulk said. One landmark accomplishment for this year’s seniors was that they were the No. 1-performing senior class in Louisiana in ACT testing.
As a result, they are expected to earn many college scholarships and enjoy excellent college careers. But, they have also left a legacy for future Central High students. Because of their stellar performance on the ACT tests, Central High principal Bob Wales decreed that students will henceforth be able to wear shorts to school. That rule is expected to stay in place — a legacy from the Class of 2012. At Central Private, principal Ellen Frazier said the 33 graduating seniors in the Class of 2012 have earned more than $350,000 in college scholarships and more than $300,000 in TOPS scholarship funds. They have been accepted at 16 universities across Louisiana and the nation. A total 12 of the 33 graduates have attended Central Private since they were in kindergarten. Four of the graduates have parents who also graduated from Central Private, including both of the Valedictorians. Three of the graduates are from Australia. One of these is an exchange student, while two of them hold dual U.S.-Australian citizenship. One Central Private graduate is already earning his pilot’s license. Among the estimated 313 graduates, there are 12 homeschoolers, who are graduating from 12 different homeschools. On Tuesday night, the Honor Society of Christian Home School Fellowship recognized two Central homeschoolers for their achievements — Stephen Sumrall and Emily Kemp. Sumrall plans to attend LeTourneau University.
EMILY KEMP, shown with her parents Roxane and Eric Kemp of Central, was honored Tuesday for her outstanding academic performance in home school. Emily, who graduates next week, has already started college and hopes to earn her bachelor’s degree in two years and go on to earn a Masters in English and computers.
Rep. Clif Richardson Fights Serious Threat from Cancer
BATON ROUGE — State Rep. Clif Richardson is attending to his duties during the current session of the Louisiana Legislature while undergoing treatment for a lifethreatening cancer. Richardson, who was just reelected to his second four-year term in the House last fall, was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, which is a cancer in the leukemia family. In an interview Wednesday, Richardson said he greatly appreciates the support and encouragement of friends. He said he has been undergoing chemotherapy twice a week. He has experienced some pain and nausea from the treatments. “When I get my protein level down, I will go in for a bone marrow transplant,” he said. The former owner of Rebel Electric and former justice of the peace said, “There is no cure yet for this kind of cancer but it can go into remission. Hopefully, we can get it in remission and wait for a cure.” Last week, Rep. Richardson announced that he has resigned from his three committees in the House — the Committee on Transportation and Development, Committee on Natural Resources, and Committee on Municipal,
Rep. Clif Richardson
Parochial, and Cultural Affairs. Richardson, 69, served as justice of the peace from 1991 to 2007. In the House, he succeeded his friend, the late Rep. Donald Ray Kennard, who held the House seat from 1976 until 2008, longer that anyone else has ever represented East Baton Rouge Parish in the state legislature. He was reelected to his second term without opposition. Richardson, a native of Independence, is married to the former Diane Carpenter.
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Central Will Decline to Participate in Jindal’s Plan to Import Students Here
Voucher Plan Supt. Mike Faulk Considering Whether Unlikely to Find To Withdraw Appointment of Principal Support Here CENTRAL — Central schools Supt. Mike Faulk said Wednesday he is still considering what action to recommend regarding the appointment of a new principal for Central Middle School. Last week, Supt. Faulk recommended the appointment of Al Chapman, former superintendent of the Channelton School System as the new principal for Central Middle. The Central school board unanimously approved his recommendation. However, immediately after the meeting, several parents began doing a Google search on Mr. Chapman and learned that he had been dismissed from his previous employment. After the parents raised questions about the circumstances of Mr. Chapman’s dismissal, Supt. Faulk said he would gather more information and report back to the school board. In an interview with the Central City News Wednesday, Faulk said
he is still reviewing the situation and will make a recommendation to the board Monday night. Faulk said he could do one of two things: • Allow the appointment to stand • Recommend that the appointment be reconsidered Faulk said the top four finalists for the position were very close and that he could choose another qualified individual. One source who has researched Mr. Chapman said his dismissal appears to have been political and not based on any serious problem and that that may be why Supt. Faulk has hesitated to withdraw the appointment. School board president Dr. Jim Gardner said he is not sure what the board will do if Supt. Faulk recommends standing by the appointment of Mr. Chapman. “Mr. Chapman would probably do a good job, but I’m not sure this controversy would serve him
well if he were appointed. The position at the middle school requires a very strong hand, and I wonder if he would constantly be second-guessed over the things that happened in Indiana.” Gardner said the controversy over the appointment of Mr. Chapman points to a flaw in Gov. Jindal’s education reform bill. “After July 1, when the new law goes into effect, the school board and the public will have no role in the appointment of principals or any other positions. The education reform bill puts hiring 100 percent in the hands of the superintendent. I opposed and lobbied against that provision of the law. It completely strips the board of any power over hiring. Fortunately, Supt. Faulk has voluntarily agreed to continue to consult the board on hiring issues, but what about the next superintendent? This law really needs to be changed.” — By Woody Jenkins, Editor
their hands full taking care of the children who reside in Central. “We’re still growing here in Central and have all we can do to
keep up with the needs of people here,” Faulk said. The Zachary Community School System at first announced that it
would accept some students under the Voucher Plan, but yesterday announced that it had reconsidered and will not participate.
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port in the Central Community School System. Central schools Supt. Mike Faulk said Wednesday he will recommend that Central not participate in the state’s new “Louisiana Student Scholarship Voucher” Plan when the school board meets Monday night. Likewise, school board president Dr. Jim Gardner said he knows of no support from board members for participating in the voucher plan. Under Jindal’s program, if Central chose to participate, the state Recovery School District would send a number of students for Central to enroll. The school system would have no say over which students to accept or reject. In addition, the school system would lose about $1,900 per student. Supt. Faulk said, “Changing the rules for our citizens would not be fair to them. They wanted their own school system, and they have
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Central City News Sweeps Many Top Awards At Louisiana Press Association Convention MARKSVILLE — The Central City News won some of community journalism’s top awards Saturday at the 132nd Annual Convention of the Louisiana Press Association, which represents more than 110 daily and weekly newspapers across the state. The Baton Rouge Advocate was the top award winner among large daily newspapers. Central City News editor Woody Jenkins represented the newspaper at the event. Judging this year was by editors from the Georgia Press Association. Some of the awards won by the Central City News were: News/Editorial • 1st Place, Best Continuing Coverage of a Single News Event — “Election Coverage 2011” and “City of Central Privatization” — Judges’ comments: “There are few better things a newspaper can provide its readers than really good local coverage of people seeking public office. The Central City News did a great job keeping its readers in the loop on campaigning, bickering and all, candidate positions, and election results. Citizens in this community would be hard-pressed to say they didn’t have good information available to help them make informed decisions at the polls.” “The Central City News had the unenviable task of covering local government while at the same time fighting on behalf of citizens to get information about how that government was doing its job. One of those tasks is hard enough. Doing both means the newspaper is shouldering a huge responsibility to safeguard the public’s right to know. Readers of this newspaper and citizens of this community should know how well served they are.”
• 1st Place, Best Front Page Judges’ comments: “Excellent layout,
design, photography, and news with emphasis on local content, nice modern layout, good use of fonts, would like a little more white space, great color.”
• 1st Place, Best News Story — “IBTS Low Bidder” by Woody Jenkins. Judges’ comments: “This one is in a
class by itself. Hard-hitting, fact-filled, and thorough. Anything readers want to or should know about the topic is in here. A great example of journalism as a public service. This is an excellent paper: Newsy, punchy, readable, and thorough, with appealing layout and graphics — and print quality my paper can only dream of.”
• 2nd Place, Best News Story — “Heartbreak Highway” by Woody Jenkins. Judges’ comments: “Brought tears to
my eyes. You really make the reader feel the loss of this young man but also provide the facts.”
• 1st Place, Best Regular Column — Country Living in the City by Woody Jenkins
CARL REDMAN of the Advocate receiving the Freedom of Information Award.
LPA president Norris Babin presenting 50year award to David Petty of News Star.
PUBLISHERS Stafford Chenevert and Mary Catherine Roy Lacour of the Pointe Coupee Banner and Woody Jenkins of the Central City News at LPA Convention Saturday.
• 2nd Place, Best News Coverage • 1st Place, Best Investigative Reporting — “BREC” • 3rd Place, Best News Photo — “Zach Evans Game-Winning TD Against St. Paul’s” by Woody Jenkins • 1st Place, Best Photo Package — “Central Tops East Feliciana” by Woody Jenkins • 3rd Place, Best Special Section — “Graduation 2011” by Central City News staff Advertising Design • 1st Place, Best Ad Campaign — Oak Point by Woody Jenkins • 1st Place, Best Staff-Generated Color Ad — Lancaster House by Terrie Palmer Judges’ comments: “Extremely appealing design... Simple but also shows variety of merchandise.”
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Republican Candidates Kick Off New R
COUNCILMAN Mike Walker, candidate for Mayor-President
JOHN CONROY, Republican candidate for Mayor-President
JUDGE Mike McDonald and Councilman Dr. Tony LoBue
COUNCILMAN Smokey Bourgeois an
JUDGE DARRELL WHITE and Mayor Pro-Tem Mike Walker
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JUDGE Jeff Hughes (left). At right, GOP leaders Jr. Shelton and Brennan Easley.
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Circuit Court of Appeal. Republican candidates in attendance included: • Mayor-President — John Conroy and Mike Walker • Metro Council — Buddy Amoroso, Smokey Bourgeois, John Delgado, Ryan Heck, Chandler Loupe, and Scott Wilson • First Circuit Court of Appeal — Judge Mike McDonald • State Supreme Court — Judge Toni Higginbotham and Judge Jeff Hughes. Many of the candidates, espe-
cially Conroy and Walker, emphasized the crime issue and promised to take a hard line. Republican parish chairman Woody Jenkins, who also serves as editor of the Central City News, told the more than 100 Republican elected officials, candidates, and party activists that 2012 will be a year of decision. “We must turn around our parish and our nation this fall and elect a new MayorPresident and a new President.” The event will be held the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 11:30 a.m. at Café Americain on Jefferson.
Register to Vote in Central Next Week
BATON ROUGE — The East Baton Rouge Parish Registrar of Voters office is conducting a Voter Registration Drive at the following locations: • Central Library — Tuesday, May 15, 10 a.m. to 12 noon • Zachary Library — Tuesday, May 15, 10 a.m. to 12 noon • Greenwell Springs Library —
Wednesday, May 16, 10 a.m. to 12 noon • Pride Library — Thursday, May 17, 10 a.m. to 12 noon Anything regarding voter registration can be done at this time. You may register to vote, or change your name, address, or party affiliation. For information, call 389-3940.
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Milestones Births • Engagements • Weddings • Deaths Anniversaries • Reunions
Ashley Sheridon and Brad Davis will exchange wedding vows June 1 at Zoar Baptist Church.
Ashley Sheridon, Brad Davis to Wed June 1 at Zoar Baptist Church
Ashley Sheridon and Brad Davis
CENTRAL — Ashley Nicole Sheridon of Slaughter and Brad Daniel Davis of Central will marry in a 6:30 p.m. ceremony Friday, June 1, 2012, at Zoar Baptist Church. The bride-elect is the daughter of Joe and Tanya Sheridon of Slaughter. She is the granddaughter of Rose Pate of Slaughter and the late Jerald Pate and Joye Sheridon of Pride. Ashley is a graduate of Bethany Christian School and Louisiana State University. She has a degree in elementary education and is employed by the Zachary Community School Board. Her fiancé is the son of Ronnie and Donna Davis of Central. He is the grandson of Euna Bennet of Central and the late Terrel Bennet and Harold and Bennie Davis of Baker. Brad is a graduate of Central Private School and Louisiana State University at Eunice. He is a firefighter with the Baton Rouge Fire Department.
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. Obituaries , Burrell S. “Buddy” Seal
Burrell S. “Buddy” Seal died Wednesday, May 2, 2012, at his daughter’s home in Central at the age of 78. He was a resident of Zachary and native of Poplarville, Miss. He was a retired carpenter from Brown and Root Construction. Visitation was at Charlet Funeral Home, Inc. on Friday, May 4 and continued Saturday, May 5 until services conducted by Rev. Gene Rives. Burial was in Azalea Rest Cemetery in Zachary. He is survived by his daughters, Charmaine and spouse Mark Keltner and Cindi Mouton; grandchildren, Brandilyn and Terry Childress, Brittany Keltner, Carly Mouton, Cory Keltner, April Mouton, Chase Mouton, Kaitlyn Conner, and Michael Conner; greatgrandchildren, Peyton Childress, Jeanne Janise, Charlie Janise, and Ellisyn Jeansonne; niece, Rhonda
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BATON ROUGE — Kristin Elayne Martello and Seth Tyler Prestridge were married in an evening ceremony on Nov. 4, 2011, at The Gatehouse in Baton Rouge. The bride is the daughter of Darla Day of Denham Springs. The groom is the son of Owen Prestridge of Central and Joy Hall of Slaughter. The bride was attended by her maid of honor, Kelsie Martello. Bridesmaids were Lacie Prestridge, Afton Carlisle, Stephanie Chiek,
Istrouma Class of ’67 Saturday, May 19 7 to 11 p.m. • $40 per person All Istrouma grads are invited to attend. There will be food, fun, visiting, dancing, and music by Van Broussard. If you are an IHS grad and interested in attending, call Frank Parker at 225-658-2335.
Conner; brother, Rev. Hiram Ruben and Mary Burge; sisters, Mary Jane and Gene Singletary, Dorothy Mae and James Kennedy, Martha Lou Singletary, and Nelda and Whitt Blackwell; and Buddy’s loving companion, Dixie Kilby. He was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Lura F. Seal; parents, Burrell and Nora Seal; sisters, Velora Knighten Carlton, Verna Tarver, Vera Spiers, Velma Spiers, and brothers, Vardaman Seal, Venson Seal, Vernell Seal, and Virgle Seal. Pallbearers were Mark Keltner, Cory Keltner, Terry Childress, Chase Mouton, Michael Conner, and Terry Usry. Honorary pallbearers were Steve Singletary, Jimmy Fleming, and Glynn Fleming. He was a member of Zachary Lions Club, First United Methodist Church of Baker, and he was an avid sports fan of LSU. Coach Buddy Seal leaves behind with love all of his softball girls of Zachary and Slaughter.
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CENTRAL — Events coming up in and around Central: Now Through End of May Art Exhibit The Greenwell Springs Library is hosting the “Art League of Central: A Retrospective.” The Central community is invited to come and see a variety of paintings, drawings, and carvings by members of the Art League and works of senior students from Central High and Central Private. May 10 and 11 School House Rock, Live! Jr. 7 p.m. Central Middle School Talented Music and Theatre presents School House Rock, Live! Jr. at the Central High School Theatre. Tickets are $5 for students and $8 for adults. Tickets can be purchased at the Central Middle School office or at the door. Saturday, May 12 10th Annual Zoar Car Show 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The 10th Annual Car Show will be held at Zoar Baptist Church. Vehicle pre-registration is $15 which includes lunch. Vehicle registration fee day of car show is $20 which includes lunch. Trophies and awards will be given for all classes and categories. Free admission, free food, and door prizes. May 14 through 16 Homeschoolers EOG Testing Classical Conversations is offering Stanford 1- EOG testing for homeschoolers at Mission Church
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Goudeaux at 202-6127, or Theresa Jarreau at 335-2465. Thursday, May 17 Power Up Safely! A Night of Internet Safety • 6:30 p.m. “Power Up Safely!” will feature topics on Internet safety, social networking, online solicitation of minors, and cyber-bullying. The event is sponsored by the Central Community School System and the CCSS Title I Department and will be held in the Central High Theatre. Friday, May 18 Red, White, & You Blood Drive 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. United Blood Services will hold a blood drive at Lane Regional Medical Center. Donors are encouraged to sign up online at www.bloodhero. com, sponsor code: LaneRegional. Saturday, May 19 Missions Golf Tournament • 8 a.m. Comite Baptist Church will have a Homecoming — Missions Golf Tournament. Four man scramble, $45 person/$180 team. Open to everyone. Proceeds benefit Children’s Summer Mission Camps. For information, call 275-3382. Sunday, May 20 60th Anniversary • 11 a.m. Comite Baptist Church, 12250 Greenwell Springs, will have worship services celebrating their 60th Anniversary. Dinner-on-the-grounds following services. For information, call 275-3382. Tuesday, May 22 “Ask the Doctor” 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Dr. Joshua Best, an OB/Gyn with Bayou Regional Women’s Clinic will discuss effective treatment for the symptoms of menopause during the “Ask the Doctor” Lunch and Learn session Lane Regional Medical Center. Advance reservations are re-
quired by call 654-5263. The session is free and includes a light lunch. May 25 and 26 St. Pius X Garage Sale St. Pius X Catholic Church is having a Garage Sale at the Activity Center, 6380 Hooper Road, Friday, May 25, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Saturday, May 26, 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Plenty of items: household goods, toys, and furniture. No clothes or shoes. May 28 through 30 Wildcat Baseball Camp 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wildcat Baseball Camp will be held at Central High baseball field for boys ages 7 through 14. The camp will focus on hitting, bunting, fielding, sliding, throwing, base running, ground ball technique, and fly ball technique. Cost is $100 and includes three days of instruction and a camp T-shirt. To pre-register contact Mike Forbes at 270-2674. Saturday, June 2 Knights of Columbus Dance Fundraiser • 7 to 10 p.m. Knights of Columbus will hold a dance at Kristenwood featuring Van Broussard. Tickets are $40 per couple. For information, call Wayne Messina at 505-7137 or 261-4771. Saturday, June 2 CHS Class of ’97 Reunion 7 to 10 p.m. The Central High School Class of 1997 is having their 15th reunion at The Varsity Theater in Baton Rouge. Tickets are $28.50 a person if purchased on Paypal and $27 a person if purchased through mail. For information, see Facebook at www. facebook.com/groups/centralhighschool1997 or email centralHSclassof1997@gmail.com. Tuesday, June 5 Billy Cannon/Dalton Jones Golf Scramble & Social • 8 a.m. The Billy Cannon/Dalton Jones Golf Scramble and Social will be held at the Bluffs to benefit Lou Paternostro, a resident of Central. Format is four-person scramble with a shotgun start. $400 entry and $500 entry and hole sponsor sign. Contact Buddy Wicker 335-5702, Jimmy Culpepper 278-6858, or Cheryl Paternostro 3241999.
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BRENTWOOD ESTATES MOBILE HOME COMMUNITY — Three bedroom, two bath mobile homes for rental in Central. Move in special for those who qualify. Nice park. $750 to $850 per month. No pets. 225436-9349 or 225-394-1701. 05/24/12 CHILDCARE in my Central home. Mother of two girls. Children ages 4-12. No pets, arts and craft background, nonsmoker. 225-2782548. 05/10/12 DRIVERS — Owner operator/company for dry bulk and LPG. Also dedicated team opportunities. Well maintained equipment. Good pay to work for 84 year old company. Must be 24 yoa, w/acceptable MVR. Stephen 225-3870023. 05/10/12 FOR RENT — Newly remodeled two bedroom, one bath mobile home in small park located at 10944 Ridge Road. Quiet, safe, neighborhood. $600 per month. $250 deposit. Call 225-202-0053. One year lease. 05/10/12 FOR SALE — 16x80 Skyline mobile home. Two bedroom, two bath with garden tubs and
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Central Community School System A Message from Supt. Mike Faulk Dear Graduates: We would like to join with you in celebrating your graduation from high school. This is a major milestone you have achieved. It has been the result of many years of studying and developing skills which will allow you to handle the next stage in your development. As you move forward and pursue your dreams please donâ€™t forget the people who have contributed to your success to this point (family, friends, and educators). We wish you success and thank you for allowing us to share in this special moment.
Supt. Mike Faulk
Michael W. Faulk, Superintendent Central Community School System
Central Private School congratulates the
Class of 2012
and salutes their achievements The thirty-three members of the Class of 2012 have been accepted at the following colleges and universities: Christian Brothers University Gardner-Webb University Louisiana State University Louisiana State University Eunice Louisiana Tech University McNeese State University Mississippi State University Nicholls State University
Our Lady of the Lake College Southeastern Louisiana University Southern Methodist University Texas Christian University Tulane University University of Mississippi University of Southern Mississippi Valparaiso University
They have also received $356,083 in scholarship offers and are projected to receive an additional $300,580 in TOPS funding.
and we congratulate our future graduates for their performance on the 2012 Standard Achievement Test-10 Division Grade Natâ€™l. Median Grade Equivalent Lower Elementary 3 4.5 Upper Elementary 5 8.2 Middle School 8 9.4
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Central High Schoolâ€™s Class of 2012
Best All Around Seth Brown and Sheureka Gunn
Mr. Senior Zach Hetrick and Miss Senior Kim Coxe
Most Likely to Succeed Austin Firesheets and Vivian Ryder
Rachel Pino Brown
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Central High Baccalaureate Set May 13 at 2
Most Attractive Carissa Burch and Jacob Schopp
Most Courteous Connor Morgan and Brookney Pursifull
Most School Spirit Blake Crochet and Rachel Raborn
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Central Graduation Monday, May 18 at 6:30
Most Dependable Madilyn Etheridge and Ben Curry
Best Figure/Physique Kelli Elliott and Zach Evans
Best Personality Justin Smiley and Garilon Triplett
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Class of 2012 Known for High Standards
Most Talented Chris Jones and Terrin Sampey
Quietest Hannah Lizarraga and not pictured Yichen Liu
Campus Flirt Logan Metcalfe and Stephanie Calamia
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Most Athletic Rachel Barber and Joey Jarreau
Most Intelligent Emily Hodges and Juan Ramirez
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Dr. Tony LoBue: Central’s 2011 Man of the Year ‘I Don’t Want to Take Any Credit. Central Is About A Lot of People Pulling Together’ — Dr. Tony LoBue Woody Jenkins
CENTRAL — If Central has a Tim Tebow, it is certainly Dr. Tony LoBue — a quiet, humble quarterback who makes big things happen while trying to make certain he gets none of the credit. A well-respected veterinarian and family man, leader of the business community, director of the annual prayer banquet, and dedicated City Councilman, Dr. Tony LoBue is Central’s 2011 Man of the Year.
Set out each day believing in your dreams. Know without a doubt that you were made for amazing things. Josh Hinds Quote on wall of Dr. LoBue’s office
Neighbors Opens New Central Branch Dr. Tony LoBue, 2011 Central Man of the Year
CENTRAL — Neighbors Federal bors felt the investment was need- Hooper Rd. in August 2001. At Credit Union held Grand Opening ed to serve the credit union’s more that time, it had 1,300 Central ceremonies Tuesday morning for than 4,500 members in the Central members. Neighbors, which began its new $3 million branch office at area. Neighbors’ member base in in 1954 as the Baton Rouge TeachCentral has tripled since opening ers Federal Credit Union, is now the corner of Wax and Sullivan. President Kathi Gill said Neigh- its first Central branch at 13336 See NEIGHBORS on Page 3
A Central Christmas Dog Tale See DR. TONY on Page 4
How My Best Friend Saved Our Family’s Lives and Gave Us A Merry Christmas Brian Vecellio
CENTRAL — It will be a mighty happy Christmas around our house in Central this year, instead of the tragedy in could have been — thanks to my Honey! But I’m getting ahead of myself. I believe there’s always a reason for the things that happen and always a reason we meet who we meet. Another thing I believe is, “Dog is man’s best friend!” I have a true best friend in a dog named Honey! Last November, while my girlSee MAN’S on Page 8
CENTRAL — The Kringlewood Christmas Tree Farm, a landmark in Central for the past 35 years, is selling the last of its Christmas trees, and none has been planted for future years, according to owner Reggie Pulliam, who cited health as his primary reason for closing. The next few days may be the last time to purchase a Christmas tree actually grown in Central. The farm, located at 9110 Greenwell Springs-Port Hudson Road, is open from 1 to 5 p.m. on weekdays and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends. The remaining inventory of trees is 20 percent off. Pulliam, a native of the area and graduate of Pride High See LAST on Page 12
HONEY LOOKS UP AT SANTA — The heroine of this Central Christmas Dog Tale is Honey (center), who captured her master’s affection and loyalty. Shown (left to right) are Brian Vecellio, Santa Claus, and son Logan. The canines are Tucker, Rusty, Honey, Max, and Ginger.
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CPS: Where Champions Are Commonplace Seth Stevens
Mitchell Van Asten
Ellen Frazier Principal
Class Rebel — Austin Pierce and Corrine Mack
Valedictorian Jill King & Lance Wicker Salutatorian Victoria Brian
Most Laid Back — Erika Wittenburg and Tyler Brown
Most School Spirit — Jada Pocorello and Luke Fryoux
Girls and Boys State delegates Erika Wittenburg, Mary Leavines, Brennan West, and Luke Fryoux Graduation Friday, May 11 • 7 p.m. • Zoar Baptist Church Photos by Selser Photography
Born in the Wrong Decade — Mary Leavines and Tom Harrell
Most Legendary — Sky Baca and Ryan Young
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Catholic High: A Proud Central Tradition
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Central Home Schoolers to Graduate, Head to College
Mary Hodges CHEF
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Ian Carney Carney Christian Academy
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PUBLIC HEARING ON BATON ROUGE LOOP AT CENTRAL CITY COUNCIL MEETING TONIGHT. Central residents should be at Kristenwood by 5 p.m. today, Tuesday, Jan. 10, to attend the Central City Council meeting.
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Wildcats’ Spring Game Thursday, May 17
CENTRAL — Central High fans will get their first look at the 2012 Central Wildcat football team during the Annual Central Spring Football game at 7 p.m. next Thursday, May 17 at Wildcat Stadium. Admission is $5 for all. Before the game, everyone is invited to a crawfish boil sponsored by the Wildcat Backers from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Meals are $10 for three pounds of crawfish, along with corn and potatoes. It will be “Football in May” with the Wildcat Band playing and the cheerleaders, Kittens, and Silks on the field in action. The concession stand will be open for business. Veteran quarterbacks Bret Courville and Jake Myers will be vying for the starting position. Both are looking good in spring training, and Coach Sid Edwards could end up alternating the duo. All-Stater Gary Triplett, who will be a junior in the fall, is already in top form. The most interesting competition may be for running back where Central has an array of talent that is stunning. Sophomore running back Justin Vessel, who did not play last year in order to concentrate on his grades, is only 15 but has a talent level that should attract the attention
Quarterback Bret Courville
Quarterback Jake Myers
A nice catch and good run
of every college scout in Louisiana. Lamonte Juneau, who started early last season, is back and appears ready to ring up the TD’s. Senior Jaylon Morris is also a first class prospect for RB. Just to make things interesting, several other players will fill in at RB, including Courville, Myers, Triplett, and standout WR Devon Gales. With unprecedented offensive talent, Central coaches will have their work cut out for themselves, just to figure out who to give the ball to. Too bad they only let one person run at a time. — By Woody Jenkins
Coach Sid Edwards
Double D is back! Coach David Dykes has returned to CHS.
Wildcat linemen vie for turf Tuesday.
Central Community Theatre 6631 Sullivan Road Thursday, June 7 Performances: August 2 through 5 Please prepare approximately two minutes of a Broadway song with a karaoke track. Accompanist will NOT be provided. Bring a current headshot. Age 12-26 is eligible to audition. Central Call 938-7433 to make Central an appointment.
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Three Lady Wildcats Sign Athletic Scholarships
LADY WILDCATS SIGNING ATHLETIC SCHOLARSHIPS — Kristen Williams (left photo), with her basketball teammates, signed with Southeastern Louisiana University and Rachel Barber and Brisha Coffee (right photo), with their volleyball teammates, signed with University of Mobile and Alcorn State, respectively.
runs. She will major in biology at Alcorn State University. Kristen Williams was a key member of the Lady Wildcat basketball program during her four years at Central. She was named to the AllParish Team, All-District teams as a junior and senior, and All-Academic teams during her junior and
senior seasons. She is involved in many activities, including DECA, Key Club, African American Club of which she serves as president, Student Council, and Leadership Committee. Kristen is on the Honor Roll and is recognized as a Top Cat. She will major in nursing at Southeastern Louisiana University.
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CENTRAL — Three Lady Wildcats from Central High School accepted scholarships last week to continue their academic and athletic careers at the collegiate level. Rachel Barber and Brisha Coffee will play volleyball at University of Mobile and Alcorn State, respectively. Kristen Williams will be a member of the Southeastern Lady Lions basketball team. Rachel Barber received four varsity letters in volleyball during her years at Central High. She was a three-time selection to the All-District Team. She was named the Defensive MVP for the Lady Wildcats, as well as Defensive Player of the Year in the District. Rachel finished her career by being named the Female Athlete of the Year at Central High School. Academically, she is on the Honor Roll and is recognized as a Top Cat, which is based on grade point average. She will major in biology at the University of Mobile. Brisha Coffee was an important ALL-DISTRICT — Kristen Williams, part of the Lady Wildcat Volleyball senior guard, was voted to the All-District Basketball team. She averaged 15 program her four years at Central, especially in the school’s playoff points a game and 12 ppg in district.
PROUD PARENTS — (1st row, left to right) Rachel Barber, Kristen Williams, and Brisha Coffee and (2nd row) Guy and Angie Christen, Julius and Laura Williams, and Roderick and Rhonda Coffee.
Class of 2012 Bethany Christian School is now enrolling Pre-K through 12th grade. To apply online visit www.bethanychristianschool.com and click “Apply Now.”
Bethany Christian School 13855 Plank Road • Baker, LA 70714 774-0133
BCS does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, color, national, or ethnic origin
Congratulations to all graduating Central Community Students! May you have unlimited success in your future!