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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
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
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
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
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
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.
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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:
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.
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?
Call Toll Free at 1-877-723-7867
Crime Stoppers will pay cash reward for information leading to the
arrest of these WANTED FUGITIVES:
DOB 12/02/1982
DOB 10/15/1984
5’09” HGT / 160 WGT
6’00” HGT / 165 WGT
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.
**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
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
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
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!
Art League of Central meeting, Central Library, 6PM
CCSS School Board meeting, 6-7:30PM
CPS JV/V Softball vs. Silliman, Away, 6 & 7:15PM
City Council meeting, Kristenwood, 6-7:30PM
Chamber of Commerce meeting, 11:30AM-1PM
CPS JV/V Softball vs. ASC, Away, 5 & 6:15PM
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
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.
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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
Arts” items including vintage
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
SouthernCharmCentral, or call
261-0440 for more details.
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
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.
[email protected]
* Natalie Barber, VP
Banking Center Manager
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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
“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.
No Interest ‘til
or We
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& 24 Months No Interest!
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Sullivan Road (In Front of Walmart)
(225) 262-4303
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if account becomes 60 days past due, promo may be terminated early, accrued interest will be billed, and regular account terms will apply. APR is 29.99%;
Minimum Interest Charge is $2. Discount of 9% does not include Tempur-Pedic. Subject to credit approval.
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Rebel Yell
Celebrating 46 Years The official newspaper of Central Private School, Inc.
September 2013
Let Your Rebel Spirit Show!
On Tuesday, August 13, Rebel fans got to meet their Rebels at the annual Spirit
Night. 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.
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September Happenings
From the Headmaster...
School is in full swing, and things
are getting exciting!
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
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.
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.
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8:30 a.m.
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***Upcoming October Events***
Juniors to National College Fair
JV Football vs. Silliman (Home)
V Football @ Silliman
Elementary Fire Safety Program
7th-11th Grade Testing Day
12th Grade Job Shadowing Day
$1 Dress Day
10 JV Football vs. Centreville
11 V Football @ Centreville
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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 . . .
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
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
10 REBEL YELL Thursday, September 5, 2013 • CentralSpeaks.com Print Edition
Parents’ Club
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
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)
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(225) 261-6119
Across from Cafe Delphi
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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)
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
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
The Rebels will
play an away game
this Friday against
Trinity Episcopal,
and they will
return home on
to face ACCS.
Games begin at
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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Mowing, Edging, Weed Eating
Bed Cleanup & Maintenance
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Sand, Riversilt, Crushed Concrete,
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New Construction, Remodels, Repairs
Natural Gas Generator Hook-Up
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Custom Tile & Stone Showers
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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)
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]
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.
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.
- “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
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.