CENTRAL SPEAKS rebel yell Wildcats Host Season Opener Friday central private September 5, 2013 • Daily News at CentralSpeaks.com Live at Wildcat Stadium and on The Tiger 100.7 Istrouma Alumni Night Friday Central High School Football returns to action at home Friday, looking for a sixth straight District Championship in 2013. Coach Sid Edwards returns in his fifth year as Central's Head Coach since 2007, stepping away from the sidelines for 2010 and 2011 to serve as Central's Athletic Director. A great crowd is expected in Wildcat Stadium, as usual, but add to it the largest potential listening audience in Louisiana sports. The Central Men's Club has partnered with Guaranty Broadcasting to air every game this season on The Tiger 100.7 FM, at 100,000 watts, one of the strongest radio signals in the country. Josh Ward returns for play-by-play and is joined by Brett Tranchina for color analysis. Pregame broadcast begins at 6:45. Coach Sid & Coach Wales Tonight on 910AM Host Dave Freneaux of the Central Legends radio show will be joined by "Coach" Bob Wales today (Thursday) at 6PM. Coach Wales is a long time teacher, coach and administrator and former Principal at Central High School. At 5PM get ready for tomorrow's CHS Football season opener against Istrouma by getting the inside scoop from the coach himself on the Sid Edwards Show. Tune in to 910 AM at 5PM for the Coach Sid Edwards Show, followed by Central legends at 6PM, both broadcast live from Central DeAngelo’s. pages 7-10 Photo by Dave Freneaux Musician Tommie French entertained a packed house last Thursday at Central Perk for CCF Coffee Hour. Details are coming soon for the next CCF Coffee Hour, a free event put on by the Central Cultural Foundation. The Central community has a surprisingly large group of Indians who settled here in the 1900's. These are the modern day Istrouma Indians, people and families with ties to Istrouma High School. With Central playing host to Istrouma tomorrow night, Central's Coach Sid Edwards has declared the game "Istrouma Alumni Night." There will be a "Pre-Game Social" time in the west end zone near the concession stand at 6:15, so come early and renew your Indian friendships from the past, or just come meet a real live Indian that may live near you. Coach Sid asks that the Wildcat Nation to "be good hosts off the field and let the Wildcats take care of business between the sidelines." It is likely that many of these "Indians" are actually today's Wildcat Faithful, but have Istrouma Roots. All in attendance with ties to Istrouma will have the opportunity to be recognized on the field at halftime. Wildcat QB Eligible for 2013 Jarrad Hayes, the starting Quarterback for the Central Wildcats, has been cleared to play for the 2013 season. After an initial routine eligibility check requested by Central Head Football Coach Sid Edwards raised some questions, the matter was referred to the executive committee of the LA High School Athletic Association (LHSAA). The committee met with Jarrad and school officials Wednesday afternoon and has ruled that he is eligible to play. Come out to Wildcat Stadium Friday night at 7PM and see Hayes in action under Center as Central hosts the Istrouma Indians. Good luck to Jarrad and to all of our Wildcats this football season! Photo by Expressions Photography Above: Wildcat Senior Quarterback Jarrad Hayes at football practice just hours after being declared eligible 2 COMMENTARY Thursday, September 5, 2013 • CentralSpeaks.com Print Edition Central Has Spoken Anniversaries are a good time to look back and take stock of where we have been and whether we are still on the right path. It was five years ago, in August of 2008, that I created the internet blog/news site “CentralSpeaks.com”. I was convinced that many people in Central were as interested as I was to know what was going on in our community and to have a place we could share our events and stories and read everyone else’s. Working full time in our transportation business, the best I could do was to open up the site and hope that the people of Central would Speak….. thus the name Central Speaks. And BOY have you spoken! In five short years, 6,787 separate events and stories about Central have been shared on CentralSpeaks.com. For over three years now those celebrations and news articles have also been in print in Central Speaks, our weekly community newspaper, now capably run by your Central High and LSU graduate Beth Fussell. Although the posts started slowly at first, 6,787 news items in 5 years is about 4 per day, every day, 365 days a year. That is a bunch of news from a small town. I was told early on by an experienced journalist that community newspapers did not have the room to publish all of these “little” stories. I guess it is a good thing I didn’t know any better, because he was wrong. There IS room for all of the “little” stories. More importantly, these stories are not “little” to those of you whose children, friends and neighbors are IN the stories. YOU are what makes Central Speaks a true “community” newspaper. I could describe for you what and who all of these “little” stories involve, like anniversaries, t-ball championships and all of the selfless efforts of a community filled with generous people. However, it would be easier for you to just flip through the pages of the newspaper you are reading now and think for a moment about the people impacted by each of these “little” stories. A story about the 60th anniversary of two people is important to hundreds of family and friends. The first place baseball team has 14 players, but 200 friends and family want to know about it. Relay for Life may be attended and celebrated by 50 cancer survivors, but cancer has affected all 27,000 of us in some way. So, let Central Speaks tell your “little” story. Email Beth Fussell at [email protected] or call 262-3730 and Beth, Lindsey, or Angie will get help get your story told, your event publicized, or your business advertised. As you read today’s paper, understand that much of it has been brought to you by the people of Central who contribute their “little” stories that are actually the most important things going on in this great community. Central Speaks… Central Has Spoken. Please Keep Central Clean Editorial by Beth Fussell There are a lot of strong opinions about what makes a community attractive and what can be done to improve our city, but I think one thing we can all agree on is that it is disheartening to look out the car window to see our roadsides coated in litter. This problem has gotten more noticeable lately, and it is a problem every one of us can help to fix. There are occasionally groups or individuals who volunteer their time to pick up the garbage around our city, but a small gesture from each of us can also go a long way toward keeping our city clean. • Don’t intentionally throw litter from your vehicle. That includes cigarettes, which seem small and unimportant, but are actually the most difficult items to clean up from the side of the road. • Check truck beds for trash before driving. A lot of the roadside trash flies unintentionally and unnoticed from the backs of vehicles. • Bag your garbage and keep trash bags tied. This keeps stray trash from flying out when the garbage trucks pick it up. • Lastly, if you pass by a piece of trash, please pick it up. It is such a small thing, but if everyone did it, a huge difference could be made. central location 8751 Sullivan Road (225) 262-8377 Mon-Fri 9AM-9PM Sat-Sun 9AM-6PM Walk-in care for minor injury and illness, such as: • Ear or eye infections • Severe sore throat • Possible broken bones or simple fractures • Vomiting/diarrhea • Coughs and colds • Sprains and strains www.lakeafterHours.com • Minor cuts that may need stitches • Fever get your flu sho! ts today No appointment necessary For when it’s not quite an emergency... CONTACT Central SpeakS Email: [email protected] Phone: (225) 262-3730 Fax: (888) 220-8396 Published Weekly 51 weeks a year Deadline 12 NOON Tuesdays Article submission is free of charge. Sales: Angie Rabalais Layout: Editor: Beth Fussell News & Commentary: Dave Freneaux P.O. Box 78137 12023 Sullivan Road [email protected] [email protected] Lindsey Pyburn City of Central, LA 70818 City of Central, LA 70837 [email protected] CentralSpeaks.com Print Edition • Thursday, September 5, 2013 Request for Information City of Central City Hall From the City of Central The City Center Selection Committee for the city of Central, LA is seeking proposals from property owners capable of conveying clear title to the City of Central for a minimum of 15 acres of property located within Central, LA for the construction of a City Hall, open space, and related facilities. A copy of the RFI can be found at www.centralgov. com or by calling 225-261-5255. Please submit proposals by 3:00pm on October 7, 2013 to: CITY OF CENTRAL RFI - CITY HALL PROPOSAL Attn: David Barrow 13421 Hooper Rd, Ste 9 Central, LA 70818 The City Center Selection Committee will evaluate submittals as well as other properties that may be considered. The city of Central reserves the right to reject any and all proposals. THANK YOU! Crime Stoppers fugitive Nicholes Whitten, who was featured in Central Speaks on August 29, 2013, was arrested Tuesday night on Winnebago St. His arrest was the result of an anonymous Crime Stoppers tip. He was booked into the EBR jail for 2cts Illegal Use of a Weapon and 2cts Attempt 2nd Degree Murder. Crime Stoppers fugitive Tammi Bridges, featured in Central Speaks on July 25, 2013, was arrested Wednesday on Palmer Lane in Baton Rouge. Her arrest was the result of an anonymous Crime Stopppers tip. Crime Stoppers: Have You Seen These Fugitives? www.crimestoppersbr.com Call Toll Free at 1-877-723-7867 09/05/2013 Crime Stoppers will pay cash reward for information leading to the arrest of these WANTED FUGITIVES: WADE JERMAINE BANKS ADAM WAYNE JONES DOB 12/02/1982 DOB 10/15/1984 BLACK/MALE WHITE/MALE 5’09” HGT / 160 WGT 6’00” HGT / 165 WGT BLACK HAIR/BROWN EYES BLONDE HAIR/HAZEL EYES WANTED FOR: SECOND DEGREE BATTERY WANTED FOR: MONETARY INSTRUMENT ABUSE; FELONY THEFT If you have any information on these fugitives contact: Crime Stoppers at 344-STOP(7867), text CS225 plus your message to CRIMES (274637) or email us anonymously from our facebook page or website www. crimestoppersbr.com **Remember you do not have to give your name to collect this or any Crime Stoppers Reward but you must call Crime Stoppers ** These fugitives are active as of September 4, 2013 CITY 3 4 CALENDAR COMMUNITY CALENDAR THURSDAY 9/5: Central Speaks hits the streets & mailboxes Paint-in, Magnolia Methodist Church, 1:30-5PM The Sid Edwards Show on 910 AM and at DeAngelo’s, 5-6PM Central Legends Radio Show on 910 AM and at DeAngelo’s, 6-7PM FRIDAY 9/6: Paint-in, Magnolia Methodist Church, 9:30AM-12PM Southern Charm Market grand opening, 10AM CPS Varsity Football vs Trinity Episcopal, Away, 7PM CHS Varsity Football vs. Istrouma, Wildcat Stadium, 7PM SATURDAY 9/7: Central Square Farmers Market, 8AM-12PM Magnolia Methodist Market, 8AM-2PM Pet Photo Fundraiser, Smooch My Pooch, 9AM-2PM Southern Charm Market grand opening, 10AM Lady Lightning jambalaya dinner fundraiser, Pat’s, 10:30AM-1:30PM See you at church! SUNDAY 9/8: MONDAY 9/9: Art League of Central meeting, Central Library, 6PM CCSS School Board meeting, 6-7:30PM TUESDAY 9/10: CPS JV/V Softball vs. Silliman, Away, 6 & 7:15PM City Council meeting, Kristenwood, 6-7:30PM WEDNESDAY 9/11: Chamber of Commerce meeting, 11:30AM-1PM CPS JV/V Softball vs. ASC, Away, 5 & 6:15PM THURSDAY 9/12: Central Speaks hits the streets & mailboxes Paint-in, Magnolia Methodist Church, 1:30-5PM The Sid Edwards Show on 910 AM and at DeAngelo’s, 5-6PM Central Legends Radio Show on 910 AM and at DeAngelo’s, 6-7PM CPS JV Football vs. Ben’s Ford, Away, 6PM FRIDAY 9/13: Paint-in, Magnolia Methodist Church, 9:30AM-12PM CPS Varsity Football vs. ACCS, Home, 7PM SATURDAY 9/14: Central Square Farmers Market, 8AM-12PM Magnolia Methodist Market, 8AM-2PM Deep South Stock Horse Show, Shady Park Arena, 10AM Women Veterans of LA Meeting, Jones Creek Library, 11:30AM August Permit Report From the City of Central During the month of August 2013 in the city of Central, a total of 6 new residential permits were issued. The total valuation of these permits was $1,164,032. Within these permits, two were issued in Woodstock with an average valuation of $197,748; one in Burlington Lakes valued at $171,250; one in Village Lakes valued at $187,762; one in Beau Bois Place valued at $276,972; and one in Rambling Oaks valued at $132,552. 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, on permit was applied for at Central Community School System office, 10510 Joor Rd, Ste 300 for a 1500 sq. ft. modular building. Thursday, September 5, 2013 • CentralSpeaks.com Print Edition CentralSpeaks.com Print Edition • Thursday, September 5, 2013 Southern Charm Market Grand Opening This Weekend Looking for a unique shopping experience in Central? Check out the grand opening of Southern Charm Marketplace this Friday, September 6th and Saturday, September 7th. A ribbon cutting will kick off the weekend on Friday at 10 am followed by a grand opening sale with giveaways throughout Friday and Saturday. Kristin Perrin and Mindy Callender, owners of Southern Charm Marketplace, started this venture in October of 2012. What started as a monthly venue for Central craftspeople and artists to display and sell their works has now turned into a full time antique mall. “We offer a wide variety of merchandise. Most items are hand-made by residents here in Central.” Kristin shared. “The demand was high for us to be open more than on a monthly basis.” With 24 vendors, Southern Charm Marketplace’s new location is located at 13421 Hooper Road, Ste. 1 in the shopping center behind Capital One Bank. The Marketplace/Antique Mall offers “Handmade/Homemade/Fine Arts” items including vintage furniture, monogramming, candles, baked goods, bows, jewelry, chalk paint, original art, home decor, and more can be found in the charming booths within the marketplace. Also, the halls are decorated with art from the Art League of Central and others, including an original print by Ed Palubinskas titled “Tiger Power”, autographed by former LSU greats Shaquille O’Neal and Dale Brown. Other vendors include: Southern Charm, Jewelry by Cathe, Aimee’s Treasures, Caroline’s Collectables, Lou Lou Handmade, Southern Girlz, JenJen’s Creations, Courtney Browning Photography, Lovely Little Nest, AbbyKat Bowtique, Mustard Seed Boutique, Honey’s Love, Beaux Girls, Jillry, Suzie Q’s, Reppek Furniture & Finds, Lane Projects & Sales, Windowbird Antiques, Junk in the Trunk, About Face Furniture, Oh My Sweets, Mimi’s Minis, Lagniappe Candle Company and AR Custom Creations. With the holidays right around the corner, it is the perfect place to find something special for your loved ones and to support your neighbors! Hours are this Tuesday through Saturday, 10-6. Check it out on facebook.com/ SouthernCharmCentral, or call 261-0440 for more details. BUSINESS 5 Curves in Central Closes Its Doors Above: “Mouse” Piscitello, Pat Duke, and Colleen McGee Curves in Central has closed after many years of service to our community. On Friday, August 23, 2013, Curves in Central closed its doors. This wonderful health club provided a clean, up-to-date service to the women in our community who were interested in staying "in shape" and sharing their workout time with other women. Colleen McGee has worked diligently for many years keeping the club open and available to ladies. She was assisted by Pat Duke and "Mouse" Piscitello, who worked for her. The facility provided services like a changing room, a restroom, "stretching" equipment for afterworkout exercises, computeroperated machines that tabulated the efforts made on each machine and calories burned in the course of the workout, and chocolates as one exited. The workers were there to meet, greet, and assist. It was a gathering place for women who love to "stay in shape," and it provided a safe environment to share ideas and thoughts with others as one rotated around the room working on the various machines. Our hearts are saddened at the thought of not being able to go to "Our Curves." One of our members is 86 and has been able to stay in shape by attending Curves for many years. She has tallied up over 1,000 workouts and is able to stay young because of her efforts. The members gathered on Wednesday, August 21 to say farewell to Colleen, Pat, and "Mouse." Treats were provided by Colleen as well as the members in attendance. We, the members, want to wish them well and to express our thanks for their devotion and assistance in our endeavors to "stay young." Peggy Broussard Curves Member since 2008 Familiar faces. New tools. Welcome Natalie Barber Come visit Natalie, Manager of our Central banking center. She can help you reach your financial goals with tools that are simple and powerful. Dedicated to the Central community. 225-928-8231 [email protected] * Natalie Barber, VP Banking Center Manager 6 CentralSpeaks.com CHURCH Print Edition • Thursday, March 8, 2012 Thursday, September 5, 2013 • CentralSpeaks.com ANNOUNCEMENTS Print Edition11 CAPA Corner: Yard of the Month Comedian Dennis Swanberg Coming to GSBC My wife and I drove up in our driveway a couple of weeks ago and discovered the ‘Yard of the Month’ sign in our flower bed. We actually thought some kids from the neighborhood pulled it out of someone else’s yard and stuck it in ours as a joke. Our yard isn’t horrible, but we weren’t sure we were worthy of yard of the month. We found out that is was legitimate and we have been named ‘Yard of the Month’… yeah! Well I didn’t think too much of it and had no plans of cutting the grass the weekend after we received the sign. I worked all day Saturday and had full intentions of taking a shower and doing nothing the rest of the day when I got home. That all changed when I pulled in my driveway and saw the sign again – ‘Yard of the Month’. I had a sign declaring that my yard was special. I felt like I needed to represent it well. As tired as I was, that sign motivated me to cut and weed eat the grass. I had to live up to the new name, right? This reminded me of something. Everyone who has put their faith in Jesus Christ has been given a new name. We have been declared sons and daughters of God, children of the Most High. We have received the name of Christ. Are we representing well? Are we living up to the name? What if you woke up tomorrow morning with a sign around your neck that said, “Christian of the Month”? Would you feel worthy? How would that affect your life? No matter how tired we are or what kind of day we had, would we be more careful in our behavior? Would we see the name we bear and watch what we say and how we say it? Would we represent it well? Would we live up to the name? Would friends and family agree with the sign? The truth is we shouldn’t need a sign around our neck in order to live a life that glorifies God. His grace is sufficient. That ‘Yard of the Month’ sign reminded me of his grace. I didn’t feel worthy of the new name, but it motivated me to live up to it. God’s grace does the exact same. His grace motivates me to live a life that glorifies him. I want to live up to the name he gave me. God was gracious and gave us a new name. Read Isaiah 62:2-4. We do not need signs written in ink or religious symbols declaring who we are, for the Spirit of God has been imprinted in our hearts by faith in Jesus Christ. Whatever is on the inside will be revealed and made manifest on the outside. II Corinthians 3:2-3: Ye are our epistle written in our hearts, known and read of all men: Forasmuch as ye are manifestly declared to be the epistle of Christ ministered by us, written not with ink, but with the Spirit of the living God; not in tables of stone, but in fleshly tables of the heart. Kenny Kepper Berean Ministries Submitted by GSBC Greenwell Springs, LA, September 17 and 18, 2013: Greenwell Springs Baptist Church welcomes the Christian comedian, Dennis Swanberg. Swanberg will appear for a men's meeting on September 17 at 7 pm, and for the regularly scheduled service on Wednesday, September 18 at 6:30 pm. If laughter is truly the best medicine, then Dennis Swanberg, America’s “Minister of Encouragement” is just what the doctor ordered. With his down-home charm and heaping helping of hospitality, this Austin, Texas born pastor-turned-comedian has won the hearts of audiences across the country. Raised in what he calls a “mostly bluecollar, but sometimes ring-around-the collar” family during the fifties, that old black and white television in the corner of the living room became an important part of making Swanberg the success he is today. “Most moms yell at kids to go outside and play, he remembers with a laugh, “My mom would say, ‘you sit there and watch that television - your daddy worked so hard for it!’” her “encouragement’s” paid off. One of the first voices the future impersonator nailed as a child was his television hero, Barney Fife, from “The Andy Griffith Show.” Today Swanberg takes Barney Fife and over twenty other lovable impersonations, together with his side-splitting stories of growing up, families, and the funny side of church, to over 250,000 people every year. His audiences range from churches looking for fresh and new inspiration, to marriage enrichment seminars, city-wide concerts, business related events and corporate gatherings. Dennis Swanberg doesn’t care who he’s talking to, as long as he can leave knowing he made someone’s day a little brighter. His national broadcast television shows, “Swan’s Place” and “The Dennis Swanberg Show”, are described by the networks as “an hour of good, clean fun and entertainment as well as spiritual insight and encouragement” and are viewed by over one million households weekly. But even though this good ole’ boy’s legion of fans is growing daily, “The Swan” - as he is affectionately called - still loves the one on one of meeting people. “I feel like sometimes my kind of motivation and encouragement comes from just being personable with people beforehand and afterwards”, he admits. “Mixing and mingling in a lobby before the show or grabbing a coffee afterwards is just as important to me as the hour I spend up on stage”. It’s just that kind of genuineness that has made several of this pastor-with-apunchline’s audience members remark that “If I lived in your town, I’d come to your church!” Come out and join Greenwell Springs Baptist Church for two nights of encouragement. Men's Meeting appearance (for men only) on Tuesday September 17 at 7 pm, then again for everyone on Wednesday September 18 at 6:30 pm. Central 2018 * No Interest ‘til or We Pay Sales Taxes * & 24 Months No Interest! Held Over! 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Clockwise from top left: Members of the JV Cheer squad, Varsity Cheerleaders Marissa Roge’ & Brooke Hingle, Varsity Cheerleaders Reagan Baggett and Caroline Harris, members of the JV and Varsity football teams, Dixie Darlings Sarah Sonnier & Alex Stuckey. SPECTRUMFITNESS Now Open 24 Hours central location [ STAFFED 8-7 M-W 8-6 Thursday 7-2 Friday Central’s only fitness center offering Child Care, Group ] Fitness Classes & Personal Training tanning beds, spray tans, & a full line of supplements 11424 Sullivan Road Central, LA 70818 (225) 261-8405 Daily Drink Specials Sun. Mon. Tues. Wed. Thurs. Dine in Only. 3 Bloody Marys & Mimosas 5 Swamp Water & Grand Isle $ 5 You Call It Martini (any way) $ 5 Glasses of Wine $ 2 Domestic Longnecks $ $ ’s...h Duor nNeig borho Yo Visit Don’s Seafood & Steak House in Baton Rouge--home of the ORIGINAL Seafood Platter! od Tradition! Offer valid through September 30, 2013. Dine-in only, after 4:00 p.m. Must be original coupon-not valid when downloaded from web site. Bring this coupon to Don’s Seafood & Steak House, Baton Rouge to receive this special offer! When you purchase one entrée at regular price, receive up to $8 off a second entrée of equal or lesser value! This offer good Monday through Sunday. This offer is not valid with other offers and specials. This coupon may not be used with other discount offers. Prices and specials subject to change. Limit 5 coupons per table. Cannot be used with parties larger than 10 people. Specials not valid for private parties. CS (225)357-0601 Hours: 11am - 9pm Sun-Th; 11am - 10pm Fri-Sat 8 REBEL YELL Thursday, September 5, 2013 • CentralSpeaks.com Print Edition September Happenings From the Headmaster... School is in full swing, and things are getting exciting! Football, Cheerleading, Softball, Dance, and lots of other activities are available at CPS from Pee Wee to the Varsity level. We invite all students to get involved in the activities that support our school mission – and I emphasize school mission because academics are our first priority. If I determine that other activities are causing a student to lower his academic performance, I will remove the activity obstacle immediately. Here is the key: Do not let activities hurt academics! Instead, allow the activities to be enrichments to academic time at school and learn from the wins and the losses. Both have life lessons attached to them! I am amazed at the caliber of our students at CPS. They are polite, smart, respectful, and motivated – and they are just a fun bunch of good people. I have enjoyed several hours of watching students in class, on the ball field, and in their social groups. I can honestly say that they are the best group of young people I have ever had the pleasure with which to associate. Keep up the good work! We are currently in need of a soccer coach. Soccer season begins in October, and we need an experienced coach who is interested in working with a very good team of students. If you know of anyone, or if you are available to help, please contact Coach Terry King or Dr. Theilbar to get involved. I will close by thanking this community for being so accepting and welcoming to me. I am blessed to work with an amazing staff and excellent parents. My prayer is that we continue to work together to make Central Private School the best college preparatory school in Louisiana. Together we can do it. —Dr. Jefferie Thielbar REMINDER for CPS Seniors! Official Yearbook Portraits will be taken on Saturday, September 14, at Selser Photography. You MUST schedule a time slot for this day in order to take your official senior portrait. Call Selser Photography at 261-6872 to schedule your portrait session. 3 4 6 7 9 10 11 12 13 14 18 20 24 25 26 27 V/JV Softball vs. Centreville (Home) V/JV Softball vs. Silliman (Home) V Football @ Trinity Episcopal V/JV Softball @ Colin Community College Athletic Club Meeting (Elementary Library) Fall Pictures (Uniforms Required) JV/V Softball @ Silliman Parents’ Club Meeting (Elementary Library) $1 Dress Day JV/V Softball @ ASC Barn Hill Animal Exhibit (Ele. Campus) JV Football @ Ben’s Ford V Football vs. ACCS (Home) V Softball Tournament @ ACCS 8th Grade Field Trip to Turtle Cove V Football vs. Glenbrook (Home) Graduate Supply Meeting w/seniors $1 Dress Day JV Football @ Bowling Green K4 to Global Wildlife V Football @ WCCA 4 p.m./5:45 p.m. 4 p.m./5:45 p.m. 7 p.m. TBA 7 p.m. 6 p.m./7:15 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 5 p.m./6:15 p.m. 8:30 a.m. 6 p.m. 7 p.m. TBA 7 p.m. 8 a.m. 6 p.m. 7 p.m. ***Upcoming October Events*** 2 Juniors to National College Fair 3 JV Football vs. Silliman (Home) 4 V Football @ Silliman 7 Elementary Fire Safety Program 9 7th-11th Grade Testing Day 12th Grade Job Shadowing Day $1 Dress Day 10 JV Football vs. Centreville 11 V Football @ Centreville 14-19 HOMECOMING WEEK 6 p.m. 7 p.m. 8 a.m. 6 p.m. 7 p.m. Central Private School, Inc., admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs. CentralSpeaks.com Print Edition • Thursday, September 5, 2013 All Around Campus . . . REBEL YELL 9 Members of Mrs. Kim Overstreet’s Pre K3 class had an apple tasting day during their study of the letter “A.” Students got to taste apples and all kinds of different apple products. (Photo by Brooke Hingle) Members of the junior class gathered in the conference room to order their class rings on Tues., Aug. 20. (Photos by Kaitlyn Samson) Mrs. Stephanie Boudreaux explains information to senior Ryan Bowman. Mrs. Stephanie met with the members of the senior class on Wednesday, August 28, to go over the instructions for their job shadowing day in October. (Photo by Kaitlyn Samson) For Your Future Free CREDIT SCORE CONSULTATION Get a one-on-one review of your credit score from DLFCU at our Free Seminar. Learn how credit can affect your life and how to build good credit. This seminar is open to the public and refreshments will be served. Sign up today and bring a friend! JOIN US! Tuesday, Sept 10 at 6:30pm Mike Anderson’s Seafood 1031 W. Lee Drive, Baton Rouge Space is limited, RSVP today! Call 888.369.2207 Or sign up on our FACEBOOK page, click on Free Credit Builder Seminar DLFCU.COM 10 REBEL YELL Thursday, September 5, 2013 • CentralSpeaks.com Print Edition Parents’ Club Happenings Our main fundraiser for the school year is fast approaching; The Annual $10,000 Dinner/Raffle &Silent/ Live Auction! Central Private Parents’ Club (CPPC) is excited to announce this year’s event has been scheduled for Saturday, November 2, 2013. It will be held in the high school gym at 7:00 p.m. This has always been such an exciting night! Everyone has a great time and the money raised at this event goes back into our school, and our students directly benefit from it. This year our goal is to completely fund a technology upgrade for the entire school. Each ticket holder will receive two (2) steak dinners and a chance to win the grand prize of $10,000. Second prize is $1,000, and five (5) ticket holders will win $100 each. Your ticket purchase price is $100 per ticket and serves as an admission into our Silent/Live Auction while you enjoy your steak dinner. If you would like to purchase a ticket, please contact Amy Varnado at [email protected] or the school office at 261-3341. Although this event is organized by the CPPC, it would not be possible without the help of the school families and friends of the community. We are in need of donated items for our Silent Auction and Live Auction. Not only will this be a tremendous help to our fundraising endeavors, but all donors will be noted in the program for their generosity. If you would like to make a donation, please contact Rhonda Easley at [email protected] com or the school office at 261-3341. Remember there are only 300 tickets available, so hurry to get your tickets! We are bringing back one of CPPC’s favorite, the Innisbrook Fall Wrapping Paper Fundraiser! Be on the lookout for school wide emails with all the information. Amber Martel, Chairperson [email protected], is available to answer all your questions on this wonderful fundraiser. The 2013/2014 Central Private Parents’ Club Membership Drive is underway, and this year we are excited to announce our winners of the new membership drawing! Our winners of the $25 gift cards are Adam and Ashley Holt and John and Ann Shires. CONGRATULATIONS!!! Our annual dues for membership are $20 per family. We invite all current Central Private parents/guardians to come join us as we work to support our school by helping our students and teachers. For more information, please contact Amy Varnado, President [email protected] The CPPC meetings are held on the second Tuesday of every month, in the Upper Elementary Library, at 6:30 p.m. Please consider joining today as we work together to make Central Private School the best choice in education for our children. We hope to see you there! Thank you, Amy Varnado CPPC President Parent Orientation/Open House Nights Back-to-school time would not be complete without Parent Orientation and Open House nights. Parents in the Lower Elementary attended orientation nights during the week before school started. Parents in Upper Elementary, Middle School, and High School attended Open House later in the month. Below: Mrs. C. J. Browning, pre K4 teacher, welcomes parents to their orientation night. Parents were able to bring all of their students’ school supplies to help make the first day a little less hectic. (Photo by Alicia Fergerson) Central 18513 Magnolia Bridge Road (225) 261-6119 Across from Cafe Delphi snapfitness.com/central FIRST MONTH FREE Hurry, valid for first 50 new members Offer expires 10/31/2013 —plus— Free Personal Trainer Consultation Limit one per household. No cash value. Access card fee, other fees and some restrictions may apply. Valid only for local residents on first visit at participating clubs. ©2013 Snap Fitness, Inc. Above: Senior Kelli Wilson and Mrs. Stephanie Boudreaux, guidance counselor, stop for a quick picture during the middle school/high school open house night. As president of National Honor Society, Kelli was on hand to help direct parents to the correct classrooms during open house. (Photo by Kaitlyn Samson) SPORTS 11 CentralSpeaks.com Print Edition • Thursday, September 5, 2013 The LA Lady Lightning Girls 12U Fast Pitch team will be selling jambalaya dinners on Saturday, September 7th from 10:30-1:30 in the parking lot of Pat's Home Center. Pre-sale tickets are available by contacting Terry Clark at 225-937-4996. Includes Jambalaya, white beans, green salad, and a roll. Thank you for your support! Central Private Hosts Baton Rouge CHEF Patriots The Baton Rouge Homeschool Athletic Association, an active group of area Christian Homeschool families, is forming both boys and girls Basketball teams to compete in the ACE Louisiana league this season. Conditioning sessions are beginning shortly, with practices three times a week starting in October. The 12 game season runs December through February. For more information please contact Lady Eagles Coach Brent Lowe or Eagles Coach Aaron Taylor, via our team Facebook page: Baton Rouge Homeschool Eagles. Wildcats Pick Up Jamboree Win over Baker Buffaloes Photos by Expressions Photography Photos by Selser Photography Top: Landon Bryson; Left: Jordan Turnley; Bottom Left: Carlos Emannuel; Bottom Right: Austin Slater Central Private played their first home game of the season against the Baton Rouge CHEF Patriots. The Rebels will play an away game this Friday against Trinity Episcopal, and they will return home on September 13 to face ACCS. Games begin at 7PM. 12 ANNOUNCEMENTS Thursday, September 5, 2013 • CentralSpeaks.com Print Edition Brittany Rodgers & Daniel Duncan Mayor’s 100 Club to Marry at White Oak Plantation Supporting Blue Star Moms Brittany Dechae Rodgers of Central and Daniel Junius Duncan of Baton Rouge will marry September 14, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. at White Oak Plantation in Baton Rouge. Brittany is the daughter of James and Denise Rodgers of Central. She is the granddaughter of Betty Yantzi and the late Don Yantzi, Ron and Joel Thibodeaux, Bobby and Cissie Wages and Charles Rodgers. Brittany is a graduate of Bethany Christian School, Louisiana Tech University and Medical Training College. Daniel is the son of Joe and Mary Jo Duncan of Baton Rouge. He is the grandson of Junius and Anne Albarez and Marguerite Foor. Daniel is a graduate of Dutchtown High School. Lindsey Smith & Shane Liles to Wed in Destin Lindsey Kaye Smith of Central, and Shane William Liles of Baton Rouge, will marry in a 5pm ceremony on October 19, 2013 in Destin, Florida. The bride-elect is the daughter of Al and Kaye Smith of Central. She is the granddaughter of Francis Schmit of Central and the late Aubrey Smith and Joel and Lurline Hilbun of Baton Rouge. Lindsey is a graduate of Central High School and Southeastern Louisiana University. She is a teacher at Bellingrath Hills Elementary in Central. Her fiance’ is the son of John William and Kaye Liles of Baton Rouge. He is the grandson of Virginia Contine of Baton Rouge and the late Isadore Contine and the late Elmer and Virginia Liles. Shane is a graduate of Baton Rouge High School and Louisiana State University. He is a processor operator with ExxonMobil. It is again time to step up and support our Blue Star/Gold Star Mothers of Central, which is in support of our troops overseas. This year the Blue Star/Gold Star Mothers have actually formed a chapter within the Central area and are currently meeting at Caliente on the second Monday night of each month. Your donations this year will go directly to help service people from our immediate area. This is the sixth year that I have come to you asking that you participate in the Mayor’s 100 Club by supporting our effort with a $100 or more donation to this organization. Due to your support for the past five years, we have been able to donate over $24,800 in cash, plus numerous boxes of supplies, for these moms to send to their loved ones overseas. The cash can be used for shipping, which is expensive, or for purchasing needed additional supplies. Any contribution you wish to make will be greatly appreciated. We are again asking businesses, churches, schools, and individuals who have supported this effort in the past to once again help this year. We would appreciate any help in getting other individuals involved in this worthy effort. Please deliver your check (payable to Blue Star Mothers of LA), or supplies, to my office at 13421 Hooper Road, Suite 8, Central, LA 70818 by September 30, 2013. You may enclose a personal note or message which can be forwarded to these service people. What do you get from your donation? The satisfaction of showing our troops that we care about them while they are away from home and their families. Your participation shows these men and women that they have your support. Thanks again, Shelton S. “Mac” Watts, Mayor In Memoriam: Erma Lee Facundus Eller Erma Lee Facundus Eller, 87, passed away on Wednesday, August 28, 2013 at her home in Greenwell Springs, LA. She loved to be outdoors and garden, but her true love was her grandchildren. She was a loving mother, grandmother, sister and friend. She will be missed by all those who knew and loved her. Visitation was held at Seale Funeral Home, Central, LA, on Saturday, Aug. 31, from noon until service at 3 p.m., officiated by Rev. Louis Morris. Burial was at Magnolia United Methodist Cemetery, Greenwell Springs. Survived by her daughter, Darlene Eller; son and daughterin-law, Bobby and Denise Eller; grandchildren, Valerie and Rachel Eller; sisters, Ernestine Hood, Willie Mae Easterly, Betty Mae Street and husband, David, Vanora Nelson and husband, Mike; as well as numeous nieces, nephews and other relatives. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Richard "Dick" Eller; parents, Walter "Buck" and Inez Vernon Facundus; brother-inlaw, Ernest S. Easterly, Jr.; special friend, Sharon Clarke; and two nephews, Ernest S. Easterly, III and Ronald Hood. A special thank you to the caregivers, Alvera Washington, Charlene Hayes, Denise Ard and Aletha Taylor for their love and care during this difficult time. Please sign the online guestbook at www. sealefuneral.com. COMMUNITY 13 CentralSpeaks.com Print Edition • Thursday, September 5, 2013 CLASSIFIEDS Central Food Bank Needs Certain Items Garage Sale: Sat., Sept. 7th, 7 am-1pm, 12965 North Oak Tree Drive, Rambling Oaks Subdivision. Plants, boys clothing, baby furniture, toys and more For Sale: Two Cemetery Plots at Greenoaks Lakeside Garden #118. Value $7,300 - sell for $6,300. 225-810-5830 For Sale: 1998 Pace American 7x14 cargo trailer, tandem axle, electric brakes, & 2-5/16 hitch. $2500 261-0401 Garage Sale: Fri., Sept. 6th and Sat., Sept. 7th, 8am to 4 pm, 17458 Ashton Ave. Northwoods Sub. For Sale: Brand new 9 pc Queen bdrm set, inc. mattress. Solid wood, black w/ silver hardware $2100 225-937-7499 Garage Sale Sat. 9/7, 8AM-3PM, 16841 Buckner Dr. Furniture, sm appliances, electronics, dishes, plants, jewelry, etc. Credit cards accepted. Lost Dog: Medium sized about 30lbs mixed breed with brown/golden fur, long tail with large brown eyes answers to the For Sale: Double door fridge Very good name “Chip” If you have any info please cond. Stainless steel w/ black sides. call Jarred Gosnay at 225-317-1112 $125 302-5340 For Sale: Beautiful Brick Country Home on 1.75 acres. 2200 sq ft. 3BR/2BA. Covered patio, above grd pool, shop blds, BBQ & garden areas. Cent Sch Dist. By owner. $200,000. 225-937-5590. Email [email protected] Deadline for all classifieds is Tuesday at NOON. Real estate and professional classifieds cost $10 for 3 lines, plus $3 per extra line. Other classifieds are free. Solutions: Mr. Pete and Mrs. Anna Marie Grissom of the Central Food Bank would like to let the community know that there has recently been great demand for jelly in plastic bottles and canned meats like tuna, Spam, vienna sausage, etc. Please bring these and any other non-perishable food items you wish to donate to the Central Food Bank barrels at any Central grocery store. Thank you to the Grissoms for their hard work running the food bank and to the Central community for all of your continued support of this effort. SHOP CENTRAL FIRST $75 a month/5 lines AIR CONDITIONING HOME IMPROVEMENT Confederate Heating & Air Mention our ad to receive $25 off any service call! 261-5000 Chiasson Co., LLC. Remodeling, additions, home repairs, Outdoor kitchens, window & door install Free Est. Call Matt 225.806.9127 www.chiassonconstruction.com AIR CONDITIONING HOUSE CLEANING Fontana Air, LLC We Cater to Your Comfort Not a Bait and Switch Contractor Guaranteed Quality at the Best Price Jon Fontana - 938-7448 House Cleaning by Janie Openings for Homes in Central Honest, Dependable, References Available Weekly, Biweekly, or monthly 245-4268 AIR CONDITIONING HOUSE WASHING Rebel Heating & Air Service-Repair-Replace-Installation Free Estimates on Change Outs www.rebelheatingandair.com 225-929-8944 ALL PURPOSE EXTERIOR CLEANING Quality work at a fair price House & Concrete Cleaning Since 1994 225-273-1473 AVON LAWN CARE Buy or Sell AVON $10 to Start Independent Sales Rep Call Karen 225-328-1188 Central Lawn Pro, LLC Lawn Maintenance, New installation or renovation, Landscape, Hardscape Licensed and Insured 413-5028 BRICK WORK LAWN CARE Construction Plus of Baton Rouge, LLC Fireplaces, Mailboxes, Floors, Driveway Apron, Outside Kitchens, Patio etc. Free Estimate, Call Jerome Dugas 225-261-1063 Gator Cuts Lawn Maintenance Mowing, Edging, Weed Eating Bed Cleanup & Maintenance Free Estimates 225-405-7837 CAR CARE LAWN MOWER REPAIR Hunt’s Tire & Car Care Central-Owned by Les & Charlene Hunt 10440 Greenwell Springs Road Between Monterrey & Sherwood 272-7404 PRICECO SUPPLY Lawnmower Repair, Replacement Blades, Safety Glasses and Gloves 15151 Greenwell Springs Road 225-262-6245 CARPET/TILE CLEANING PAINTING Bayou Steam Carpet, Upholstery, Tile & Grout Cleaning Locally Owned and Operated 225-955-6955 Central Painting and Drywall Residential & Commercial - Central Owned Popcorn Ceiling Removal 35 Years Experience - Dependable Service 225-936-7191 DIRT WORK PLUMBING CB & W Enterprise Top Soil, Cert. 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Call Charlotte Harris 225-936-8649 Southern Showers LLC Custom Tile & Stone Showers Free Estimates On Facebook at Southern Showers Raymond Starns - 202-8409 ELECTRIC TREE REMOVAL Simple Electric Licensed, Insured & Bonded Any Size Job - 30 Yrs Experience Central Owned Business 921-2633 TREE MEN, LLC Tree service & stump grinding Fully Licensed and insured Free Estimates 262-6092 or 791-3981 FLOORING WEIGHT LOSS Ceramic - Wood - Laminate - Carpet - Vinyl We Specialize in Job Built Showers Serving Central for Over 30 Years All Work Guaranteed 225-235-8102 Plexus Slim-All Natural Weight Loss No Caffeine, No Meal Replacements 100% Guaranteed! www.livebetterwithplexus.com/ 225-937-1983 14 COMMUNITY Thursday, September 5, 2013 • CentralSpeaks.com Print Edition A Tale of Two Strangers By Catherine Jacocks Deandre Shorts, age 32, son of Helen and Leroy Shorts, finished Jackson High School as a very special student in more ways than one. Deandre is never ‘down’, he always has a smile on his face and is ready and willing to help in any way he can. Deandre has collected aluminum cans since he was in middle school, using the proceeds as his spending money. Because of his endearing nature, over the years, others have saved their cans for him. He turns in around 50 pounds at a time. When Deandre learned that saving the tabs could help other people, he started pulling the tabs from his cans as he collected them. When his mother told Deandre about the tabs helping children who needed St. Jude’s, he began to send them to their Baton Rouge office. He said, “wanted to help ‘em – the handicapped – the sick.” Beth Dawson of Jackson is one of the persons who saves cans for Deandre. Her brother, Chuck Langlois of Central, has a niece in his wife’s family being treated at St. Jude. When Deandre learned of this, he got right to work. Recently Deandre contributed EIGHT (8) GALLONS of tabs, specifying that they be used to benefit Kenlie Jackson of City of Central, Louisiana, daughter of Ken and Jennifer Jackson. Kenlie, who turned 7 years old on September 1st, was diagnosed with Synovial Sarcoma on April 23, 2008, at the age of 19 months. She has been a patient of St. Jude’s since April 28th of that year. Synovial Sarcoma is the malignancy of the tissue surrounding a joint. In Kenlie’s case, the cancer was surrounding her left knee. The original treatment was surgery only. When it reoccurred 2 years later, surgery included radiation. In May 2013, Kenlie’s family was informed that the cancer was back. Her physicians opted for knee replacement surgery. At this point, incision healing must be completed before radiation surgery can proceed. Kenlie and her family are optimistic. Her mother reports that Kenlie is a second grade student at Tanglewood Elementary School in Central. She is a Girl Scout, loves to play T-Ball, dance and play with her friends. Jennifer Jackson says of her daughter, “Kenlie has a precious spirit and has had a great attitude through all of this. We’ll hopefully get this cancer beat for good!” Kenlie’s family were told of the contribution made by Deandre Shorts to benefit their daughter. They are very grateful for his loving and giving spirit. Deandre says he knew Kenlie was “real sick”. He added, “It feels good helping.” He was surprised to learn that St. Jude’s was in Memphis, Tennessee; “So that’s where it’s at!” he commented. Deandre continues to collect his cans and remove the tabs. Helping in His Name Food Pantry in Jackson, close to the library, collects cans for Deandre. The pantry is open the second and fourth Monday and Tuesday mornings of each month, so bring those cans on by! Deandre doesn’t operate lawn equipment, but is willing to pick up paper or other trash if people need their yards or roadsides cleaned. Deandre doesn’t mind hard work. And he keeps on smiling! Above: Deandre with his 8 gallons of tabs he gave to Kenlie (pictured at St. Jude in inset) COMMUNITY 15 CentralSpeaks.com Print Edition • Thursday, September 5, 2013 Blackwater Pumpkin Patch Returning in October The annual Blackwater United Methodist Pumpkin Patch is returning this year with a full schedule of family-friendly events throughout the month of October. Families are welcome to come any time to wander through the patch and take pictures. There will also be an opportunity to purchase pictures posing with a Scarecrow. Pumpkin Patch October 7 – 31, 20l3 Blackwater United Methodist Church is happy to announce the return of our annual Pumpkin Patch! Why do we have a pumpkin patch? It is a fundraiser. The sales from the pumpkins help the church fund special mission projects. It is also a time where we are given the opportunity to share our Christian story with the community. We want to give everyone an opportunity to purchase pumpkins! Come and have fun roaming the pumpkin patch going on hayrides and playing games on Saturday October 19th and 26th. Mark your calendars, come join us. If you've been before, we look forward to seeing you again. If you haven't, plan on joining us this year. The pumpkins arrive on October 5th and go on sale starting October 7th, 2013 from 9am – 6:30 pm. Monday thru Saturday and 1 pm – 4pm on Sunday. Students who need community service hours are welcome to come help unload the truck on October 5 at 9am. Call the church at 261-4646 to confirm. Field Trips October 14 – 30, 1013 Visits to the patch are a popular event for many school children and also some senior citizen groups. Fun & Games, Pumpkin Decorating, Hay Rides, Story Teller, and pictures posing with a Scarecrow. Field trips may be scheduled by calling the church office (225) 261-4646. Field trips run for 9:45 – 12 noon, bring your lunch and picnic on the grounds. Car Show Saturday, October 19, 2013 We are pleased to announce our 4th annual car show. Any and all cars welcome. Registration starts at 9:00am registration is $20.00 a car. Show time will be 10 am to 2 pm with awards being announced at 1 p.m. Awards to be given for the following classes: All Original (not Restored) Classic, Restored Classic, Modified, Anything on Wheels, New Original, Truck, and Motorcycle. Craft Show Saturday October 26, 2013 Blackwater United Methodist Church will be holding their Fourth annual Pumpkin Patch Sale and Craft Show. Come and join us; there will be crafts from all over the state. There will be hayrides, fun & games and many other activities. Show time will be 8am to 4pm. Pumpkin Patch for Missions at Blackwater United Methodist Church is looking for vendors for the Arts and Crafts Fair to be held October 26, from 8am to 4pm. Indoor and outdoor booths are available. For an application and/or more information contact [email protected] Photo by Judy Davis Interesting cloud formations appeared near the Central Thruway two weeks ago, causing an unusual wedge-shaped shadow that stretched from one side of the sky to the other. Scholarship Pageant Coming to Central Submitted by Tracey Reily You are invited to Louisiana’s Our Little Miss Scholarship Pageant, Miss Capital City. The pageant is open to all Louisiana residents. The age divisions are: 0-2, 3-6, 7-9, 10-12, 13-17, and 18-28. The pageant will take place September 29, 2013 from 3 – 6 PM in the Central High School Auditorium, located at 10200 East Brookside Drive, Baton Rouge, LA 70818. Call or text for more information (225)9073782 or via email [email protected] 16 COMMUNITY Thursday, September 5, 2013 • CentralSpeaks.com Print Edition Healthy Recipe: Bring Your Own Lunch The following originally ran in August of 2012. sandwich from getting soggy! We feel it is a helpful article to have as kids and - Celery Boats are fun alternatives to sandwiches! Slice a celery stalk into 3-4 pieces, parents get back into the school routine. fill with reduced fat or fat-free cream cheese and top with a sliver of deli meat, if desired. - Tuna fish is an easy choice too! Drain 1 can of tuna fish and mix with 1 tsp of mayo, 2 tsp of mustard, 1 minced garlic clove, 1 tsp of diced jalapeños and ground black pepper, to taste. Serve this spicy tuna salad with a few pita chips for dipping! - Eggs are a near-perfect protein source, making them great options for a main course! Boiled eggs are tasty on their own, but making stuffed eggs takes them over the top! Once the eggs are boiled & peeled, slice in half lengthwise, and place the yolks in a bowl. For every 2 egg yolks, use 2 tsp. mayo, 3 tsp. mustard and season to By Rachel F. Johnson With the start of the school year, many parents taste with cumin, chili powder, paprika & black once again begin to pack school lunches for pepper. Stuff the filling back into the eggs and their children. This can quickly become a very send to school in a plastic container! difficult task. Not only is it hard to come up - Lastly, Leftovers are some of the most efficient with creative ideas, but time is a very important lunch options out there! As long as a microwave factor too! For this reason, I thought it would is available, most spouses and children are more be fun to share a few tips & ideas that I use than happy to reheat last night’s meal. Sides when packing mine & my husband’s lunches. The following portable meals are tasty, quick & - Sliced vegetables are always great sides! Cucumbers, Carrots and Broccoli are just a healthy! Have fun mixing & matching! few of the inexpensive & easily accessible The Main Course - A turkey sandwich is a great choice for an easy vegetables. To add flavor, pack 2 Tbsp of Salad lunch! Instead of white bread, try 2 slices of Dressing or Hummus for dipping. whole wheat, a multi-grain sandwich round or - 100 kcal packs of popcorn are great to pop the even pita bread! Tip: When making a sandwich, night before and place in a Ziploc bag in the I place a slice of cheese on one piece of bread, refrigerator. It stays fresh and is a whole-grain add condiments of choice & then cover them alternative to most chips. with a few deli slices of turkey. I add fresh - String Cheese is another great side option spinach on top of that and cover it with the because it is pre-portioned and a good source of remaining slice of bread in order to prevent the calcium. Try Reduced-fat cheeses for the same great taste but with fewer cal. Desserts - “Grab n’ go” fruits such as Peaches, Plums & Oranges are grown ready to eat! But, if you would like to liven up some fruit for dessert, try the following: o Core an apple and slice into 4 pieces. Spread a light layer of nut butter and a few raisins between each apple layer for a more filling dessert. o With a small knife, cut out the top of 3 medium strawberries, stuff with about ½ tsp. of chocolate frosting and 2 or 3 dark chocolate chips for the taste of chocolate covered strawberries without all the hassle! Pet Photo Fundraiser This Saturday at Smooch My Pooch Smooch My Pooch, located at 18564 Magnolia Bridge Road, is hosting a pet photo shoot fundraiser this Saturday, September 7th from 9AM until 2PM. 100% of the proceeds go to Jade of “Jade’s Flowers” to help her family recover after a fire destroyed their home. For a $25 donation, you will receive two high resolution images of your pet. Cash and checks are accepted. For more information, call Smooch My Pooch at 262-6061.
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