NEWS CAPITAL CITY Baton Rouge’s Community Newspaper How to Carve a Pumpkin See Page 20 ® October 30, 2014 • 2014 Edition • Vol. 23, No. 11 • 20 Pages • Circulation 17,000 copies • www.capitalcitynews.us • 225-261-5055 Election Day Tuesday Heavy Ballot: Judges, Congress, Senate Photo byWoody Jenkins Gov. Edwards: Election Strong in Race Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014 On the Ballot in SBR For Congress United States Senate OLD-FASHIONED POLITICAL RALLY — Tony Perkins addressing 250 supporters at his home. Perkins Backs Maness for Senate PRIDE - Former Rep. Tony Perkins, who represented Central in the state House from 1996 to 2004, has endorsed Col. Rob Maness for the United States Senate in the Nov. 4 primary. Maness was one of the candidates Perkins honored at an old-fashioned political rally at his home off Liberty Road in Pride Saturday. More than 250 residents attended. Perkins said Maness is the true conservative in the race and has the best chance to defeat Sen. Mary Landrieu in the Dec. 6 runoff. He cited Maness’ record as a B-1 bomber aviator and Col. Rob Maness a Wing Commander and his ability to lead men in combat. Maness gave an inspirational talk and emphasized the necessity of replacing Landrieu and stopping the lawlessness of the Obama Administration. Other speakers included Sheriff Sid Gautreaux and Central Mayor Jr. Shelton. The center of attention was the Duggar family, including Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar and a number of their children. The Duggars are the subject of the hit reality show, 19 Kids and Counting, about dayto-day life in their family. BATON ROUGE - Although the media and the political pundits don’t like to talk about it, former Gov. Edwin Edwards remains the candidate to beat in the race for Congress from the 6th Congressional District to replace Dr. Bill Cassidy, who is running for Edwin Edwards the Senate. With eight Republican candidates still in the race, the Republican vote will be divided, and the chances of an all-Republican runoff seem unlikely. The conventional wisdom is that the Republican who makes the Dec. 6 runoff with Gov. Edwards is a sure-fire winner. But Edwards remains an articulate speaker with a vast knowledge of issues and an understanding of people. If Edwards does make the runoff, a slight stumble by his GOP opponent, such as a scandal or an embarrassing gaffe could open the door for Edwards to take advantage of the opportunity and win the runoff. Some pundits speculate he is in the race to help Mary Landrieu but he and Landrieu have never been political allies St. George: How Many Signatures Needed? See TONY on Page 8 BATON ROUGE - Organizers of the proposed City of St. George have turned in their petitions to the Registrar of Voters for verification, but now there is a question as to the number needed. Organizers turned in 18,200 but some of those are likely to be invalidated. The registrar, Elaine Lamb, said it could take a month to validate the signatures. If there is a deficiency, state law provides a 60-day grace period to get additional signatures. Some time between now and March, the City of Baton Rouge is expected to file suit to try to block the election from happening. St. George incorporation chairman Norman Browning (left) with attorney Steve Myers Bill Cassidy R Mary Landrieu D Rob Maness R — and 6 others — Congress - 6th District Bob Bell R Dan Claitor R Rufus Holt Craig L Paul Dietzel II R Edwin Edwards D Cassie Felder R Garret Graves R Craig McCulluch R Trey Thomas R Lenar Whitney R — and 2 others — District Judge • Div. J Gideon T. Carter D Trudy White D Alfred C. Williams D District Judge • Div. K Tiffany Foxworth D Nina S. Hunter D Bonnie Jackson D District Judge • Div. I Mike Caldwell R Randy Piedrahita R Juvenile Court • Sec. 1A Adam J. Haney R Dedrick Moore D Kathleen Stewart Richey D Juvenile Court • Sec. 2B Gail Atkins Glover D Pam Taylor Johnson D Family Court • Div. D Hunter Greene R Annette Lassalle R EBR School Board • District 1 Jennifer Andrews D Mark Bellue R Mary Lynch NP District 5 Jerry Arbour R Patty Merrick D Evelyn Ware-Jackson D W. T. Winfield D District 7 Barbara Freiberg R Anthony Nelson D District 8 Christopher Bailey Connie Bernard Charles O’Brien Joan Wallyn R R R R Blue have been endorsed by Democratic Party of EBR Parish Red by Republican Party of EBR. 2 CITY NEWS Thursday, October 30, 2014 COMMUNITY PRESS, LLC CAPITAL CITY NEWS CENTRAL CITY NEWS Congressional Candidates & South Baton Rouge Journal Vol. 23 • No. 11 & The Leader Vol. 17 • No. 13, No. 368 910 North Foster Drive Post Office Box 1 Baton Rouge, LA 70806 Greenwell Springs, LA 70739 Phone (225) 261-5055 • Entire contents © 2014 Email stories and photos to [email protected] Published on the first Thursday of each month (except January, when it is the second Thursday) by Community Press, LLC The Leader was founded April 30, 1998, and the Central City News was founded April 21, 2005. They merged May 4, 2006. Capital City News is a continuation of the South Baton Rouge Journal, which went on hiatus in 2008 during its 20th year of publication. The Capital City News resumed publication of the Journal with Vol. 21, No. 1 on Aug. 16, 2012. Editor & Publisher Business Manager Business Specialist Bob Bell (R) Dan Claitor (R) Garret Graves (R) C. McCulloch (R) Paul Dietzel (R) E. Edwards (D) Woody Jenkins Candi Lee Jolice Provost Member, Louisiana Press Association, Southern Newspaper Publishers Association, and National Newspaper Association Deadline for news and advertising: 5 p.m. Friday before publication $18 a year by subscription in advance • $25 a year outside East Baton Rouge Col. Rob Maness Recommended for U. S. Senate “ Woody Jenkins Editor In 1996, I had the privilege of serving as the Republican nominee for the United States Senate against the Democrat, Mary Landrieu. More than 847,000 Louisianians voted for me in that election. Now Sen. Landrieu is on the Nov. 4 election ballot, and our citizens will decide whether to return her to the Senate. In Monday night’s Senate debate on WWL-TV in New Orleans, Sen. Landrieu referred to the 1996 runoff against me as her toughest election ever. But it is my hope and prayer that this current election will end up being her toughest ever and indeed her last. Her liberal voting record and slavish adherence to President Obama’s agenda have made her one of the most vulnerable incumbent senators in the country. Discover Your New I know the three major candidates in this race rather well and have carefully considered how I should vote and what recommendation to make to my friends. Based on my personal knowledge of the candidates, their philosophies, and their voting records, I am very confident that Col. Rob Maness is the outstanding choice. Maness is a true conservative, a real leader, Woody Jenkins and an articulate spokesman for the free enterprise system, a strong national defense, controlling illegal immigration, the right to life, and adherence to the Constitution. 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I respect the other Republican in the race, Congressman Cassidy, but I believe Maness is the best choice for conservatives Nov. 4, that he will be the strongest candidate against Mary Landrieu in the Dec. 6 runoff, and that he has the best leadership ability to influence the Senate and the nation. It seems so obvious to me that an authentic conservative who is a dynamic and inspirational speaker, a decorated combat veteran WITHOUT POLITICAL BAGGAGE is the Democrats’ worst nightmare. He would be the strongest candidate. More than $6 million has been spent by the Democrats to exploit Congressman Cassidy’s vulnerabilities on the border fence, illegal immigration, Obamacare, the national debt, and more. And the negative attacks will continue relentlessly. As a result, his negatives are sky-high. I am also concerned about his reluctance to debate. A candidate running against a Democratic incumbent should be eager to debate the issues, because the issues are all on our side. 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CONGRESS Clark Bell Dietzel Graves Thomas Thomas Bell Dietzel Felder Lieberman Williams Cassidy Maness Questions 6th District t Claitor t Felder t McCulluch t Whitney t Claitor t Craig t Edwards t Graves tMcCullucht Whitney t Oppose more gun control Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Marriage one man, one woman Y YYY YY Y Oppose hate crimes legislation Y YYY YY Y Death penalty for treason, murder Y YYY YY Y Recused from Participating Special rights for homosexuals N NNN NN N Balanced budget amendment Y YYY YY Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Support Keystone Pipeline Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Withdrew from Race Y Did NOT Respond Oppose additional taxes Preserve Right to Work law Y YYY YY Y Oppose Obama troop level cuts Y Y Y Y * Y Y Fund Missile Defense System Y YYY YY Y Continued aid to Israel Y YYY YY Y Controls on CO2 emissions N N N N N N N Oppose Global Warming Treaty Y YYY YY Y Oppose free trade with China Y Y * Y N Y Y Return illegal aliens home Y YYY YY Y Build border fence Y Y Y Y * Y Y Oppose abortion as const’l right Y YYY YY Y Support Human Life Amendment Y YYY YY Y Oppose Common Core YY*Y *Y Y Seale Funeral Home 9995 Hooper Road, Central, 225-236-0800 • www.sealefuneral.com In Honor of Those Who Serve, We offer Special Discounts For Our Veterans 4 CITY NEWS Thursday, October 30, 2014 Candidates Meet Voters on Campaign Trail Rep. Lenar Whitney, running for Congress Judge Richard Anderson (R), District Judge, Division G Judge Kathleen Richey (D), Juvenile Judge Photos byWoody Jenkins and Jolice Provost Paul Dietzel (R) running for U. S. Congress Trae Welch (R) for District Judge, ES2, Division G Herman Cain campaigning for Dr. Bill Cassidy Beau Higginbotham (R) for District Judge, Div. M Jamie Moran Zanovec (R) for District Judge, Div. M All of our fAmilies C An Count on Be Au “I have dedicated my entire legal career to the justice system In thIs dIstrIct, and while prosecuting cases for 11 years, I have prepared myself to serve as your trial judge.” My Core Values: • Christian • Protecting our Constitutional rights • The sanctity of life • Traditional Family Values • The right To Bear arms • Protecting all of our Families/Property • Tough sentences for repeat/Violent offenders • Victim rights and restitution only candidate in division M exclusively endorsed by: election Day november 4, 2014 beauhigginbotham.com higginbothamForJudge The Republican Party of East Baton Rouge Parish Zachary Police Union Beau #73 Baton Rouge Union of Police district court Judge division M JUDGE Greater Baton Rouge AFL-CIO The Baton Rouge Association of Firefighters four Generations of Beau’s family CITY NEWS Thursday, October 30, 2014 5 Paul Dietzel TECHNOLOGY ENTREPRENEUR ENDORSED BY BALLO 39 # T EAST BATON ROUGE Republican Party FORMER CONGRESSMAN Henson Moore FORMER GOVERNOR Mike Huckabee Tea Party Express Ascension Republican Party Next Generation Republicans & Tea Party Leadership Fund Christian • Conservative • Republican • Businessman Fighting for Your Family and Our Future Pro-Life Pro-Traditional Marriage VOTE Pro-2nd Amendment November 4, 2014 LEARN MORE ABOUT PAUL’S POLICY AND HOW TO GET INVOLVED www.PaulDietzel.com PAID FOR BY FRIENDS OF DIETZEL 6 CITY NEWS Thursday, October 30, 2014 EBR GOP Squares Off with EBR Demos BATON ROUGE — With the primary election scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 4, the national election is focused on the battle between Democrats and Republicans, but that is not the case here in East Baton Rouge Parish. In this parish, most districts are either heavily Democratic or heavily Republican. Only in a minority of districts do Democrats and Republicans run against one another in competitive races. In this election, Democrats face head-to-head races against Republicans in four judgeships. Perhaps the race getting the most attention is District Judge, Division G, which covers Baker, Zachary, and Central. Long-time Democratic District Judge Mike Erwin is facing a strong challenge from Metro Councilman Trae Welch, a Republican. Erwin was first elected in 1991, the last District Judge to be elected parishwide, before subdistricts were created. When sub- Mike Erwin (D) vs. Trae Welch (R) for District Judge, ES2, Division G Judge Todd Hernandez Attorney Colette Greggs districts came along, Erwin was assigned to the district in the north part of the parish. He has continued to reside in South Baton Rouge and has not moved into the district. That is permitted under the law but is a legitimate campaign issue, and Welch has been using it. Some black leaders are making a strong push for Mary Landrieu, and this is expected to help Erwin, both in early voting and on election day. In two other races, incumbent Republican judges face Democratic candidates who are not well financed. District Judge Todd Hernandez (R) is being challenged by local attorney Colette Greggs (D). District Judge Richard Anderson (R) faces attorney Joyce Plummer (D). Another incumbent Democratic judge faces a strong Republican challenge. Juvenile Court Judge Kathleen Richey (D) is opposed by former Assistant District Attorney Adam Haney (R). In East Baton Rouge Parish School Board races, in District 1, Democrat Jennifer Andrews faces Republican Mark Bellue, and no party incumbent Mary Lynch. In District 5, Republican Jerry Arbour is running against Democrats Patty Merrick, Evelyn Ware-Jackson, and W.T. Winfield. In District 7, incumbent Republican Barbara Freiberg faces Democrat Anthony Nelson. In Central School Board, District 6, Republican Ruby Foil is opposed by No Party Nick Carmena. T. Hernandez (R) vs. C. Greggs (D) R. Anderson (R) vs. J. Plummer (D) K. Richey (D) vs. A. Haney (R) Spotlight on Democrat-vs.-Republican Races CITY NEWS Thursday, October 30, 2014 7 City News Recommends Yes on Four Propositions BATON ROUGE — The Capital City News and Central City News are making endorsements on the following propositions on the Tuesday, Nov. 4 election ballot: Constitutional Amendments •No. 1 - To create Medical Assistance Trust Fund - NO •No. 2 - To create Hospital Stabilization Fund - NO •No. 3 - Sales of property seized by government - NO •No. 4 - To create Infrastructure Bank to finance capital improvements such as Baton Rouge Loop - NO •No. 5 - To allow judges to serve past age 70 - YES •No. 6 - Increase taxes in New Orleans - NO •No. 7 - Allow disabled veterans $150,000 deduction on property taxes - YES •No. 8 - To dedicate funds for Artificial Reef Development - NO •No. 9 - Waive annual filing of adjusted gross income by disabled in order to get property tax exemption - NO •No. 10 - To provide 18month redemption period for vacant property sold at tax sale - NO •No. 11 - To increase number of departments in state government from 20 to 21 - NO •No. 12 - To requrie two members of Wildlife and Fisheries be appointed from North Louisiana - NO •No. 13 - To allow New Orleans to sell property in Lower Ninth Ward without submitting to public bid - NO •No. 14 - To prohibit consideration of tax rebates or exemptions in legislative session in even-numbered years - YES East Baton Rouge Proposition •No. 1 - One-mill property tax for mosquito abatement YES District 4 VOTE #108 NOV. 4 Will Easley • School Board [email protected] • Phone: (225) 261-3142 8 CITY NEWS Thursday, October 30, 2014 Tony Perkins Hosts Old-Time Political Rally Sheriff Sid Gautreaux Saying the Pledge of Allegiance Central Mayor Jr. Shelton addressed the old-fashioned political rally at Perkins home. Tony Perkins on the stump Col. Rob Maness Pam Reid, Kristie Cross, Jill Dasher, and daughter PRIDE — Former State Rep. Tony Perkins, now president of the Family Research Council hosted an old-fashioned political rally last Saturday at his home on Liberty Road in the rural community of Pride, LA, just north of Central. Perkins welcomed the crowd and encouraged them to vote and get their friends to vote in the Nov. 4. U.S. Senate candidate Col. Rob Maness asked those in attendance to support his candidacy against Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu. Maness has been endorsed by Perkins and his organization, Family Research Council Action PAC. Sheriff Sid Gautreaux of East Baton Rouge Parish pointed at the sign on the side of the FRC bus and said these are the keys to a great community and a great country. The sign said, “One man, one woman = Marriage,” “Religious Freedom,” “National Security,” “Protection of Life,” and “Economic Liberty.” Fifth District Congressional candidate Zach Dasher explained the spiritual roots of America’s problems and urged a return to the principles of the Founding Fathers and to the Bible. Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, who are featured on the reality show, 19 and Counting on TLC, emphasized the importance of buidling strong families and being well grounded. Ever Wondered About Big-City Crime Coming to Your Neighborhood? Judge Richard D. Anderson, a longtime Central resident, is concerned too! Many people live in Central for our schools, quiet neighborhoods and low crime rates— let’s keep it that way. We are members of the Committee to Re-Elect Judge Richard D. Anderson. He is widely regarded for his fairness, honesty, integrity and protecting victims’ rights. Judge Anderson has handled thousands of criminal cases including some of the most heinous and violent crimes in the state, including convicted serial killer Derrick Todd Lee. He promised to be tough on violent and career criminals…and he has! Now that’s one campaign promise we can all be thankful for! Let’s Re-elect a Proven, Conservative Criminal Court Judge…Richard D. Anderson. DEDICATED Paid for by the Committee to Re-Elect Judge Richard D. Anderson, Kent Parsons, Chairman. _Anderson CCN.indd 1 Endorsed by: • Chief of Police James Salsbury, Central Police Dept. • Chief of Police David McDavid, Zachary Police Dept. • Chief of Police Mike Knaps, Baker Police Dept. • Baton Rouge Police Union Local #237 • Baton Rouge Association of Firefighters Local #557 • Republican Party of East Baton Rouge Parish • Greater Baton Rouge AFL-CIO. 10/27/14 11:08 AM More than 250 attended the rally. CITY NEWS Thursday, October 30, 2014 9 for Candidates at His Home on Liberty Road Zach Dasher of 5th District The Duggars The Duggar family spoke at the rally and urged voters to support conservatives. Col. Maness and GOP school board candidate Jerrie Williams of Baker Central Mayor Pro-Tem Kim Fralich 10 CAPITAL CITY NEWS Thursday, October 30, 2014 Tea Party Rates Louisiana State House THE TEA PARTY OF LOUISIANA has announced its Legislative Scorecard for the 2014 session of the Louisiana. In ceremonies at Café Américain in Baton Rouge, Bob Reid of the Tea Party presented the Champion of Liberty Award to legislators who assembled from across the state. For more information, go to www.TeaPartyofLouisiana.net. HIGH SCHOOL SPECIAL!! 20% Off Studio Vogue Salon and Boutique 13414 Hooper Rd. Ste. B Central, LA 225.239.5889 Any Single Boutique Item Must Present Coupon and Student ID CAPITAL CITY NEWS Thursday, October 30, 2014 11 Legislative Scorecard for La. Senate SEN. ELBERT GUILLORY, the only black Republican state senator in the U.S., received a Champion of Liberty Award from Bob Reid of the Tea Party, for his conservative record. 12 CITY NEWS Thursday, October 30, 2014 Open Judgeship Draws Five Candidates Clarence Coons CENTRAL - The announced retirement of District Judge Kay Bates led to a host of candidates seeking her post. Four Republicans and one Democrat qualified to run in the Tuesday, Nov. 4 primary election. A runoff if necessary will be Saturday, Dec. 6. The district includes the north part of East Baton Rouge Parish, including Baker, Zachary, and Central. The candidates are: •Clarence Coons, Democrat, has taught at the Southern University Law School since 1989. He is an associate professor of law. •Republican Mike Davis is an Army National Guard veteran with 15 years experience engaged in the Mike Davis Sean Higginbotham Chris Oetjens Jamie Morain Zanovec general practice of law. He resides in Central. •Republican Beau Higginbotham served for 11 years as an assistant Dis- trict Attorney and prosecuted all felonies and misdemeanors. •Republican Chris Oetjens has practiced both civil and criminal law since 2001. He is also an Emergency Medical Technician. •Republican Jamie Morain Zanovec grew up in Central and has practiced law in 15 parishes before 30 different judges. She says she shares the values of the people of Central. BATON ROUGE - District Judge Mike Caldwell faces his most serious challenge in 18 years on the bench from Baton Rouge attorney Randy Piedrahita. Piedrahita has criticized Caldwell for refusing to hear criminal cases for 17 of the past 18 years and carrying a light load of civil cases. He says the state Constitution and the backlog of criminal cases necessitate that district judges hear both civil and criminal cases. Caldwell has hit Piedrahita for being a Democrat until two years ago and for being a trial lawyer. Piedrahita was named one of the state’s TopLawyers and given an 10AV rating by his peers, the highest rating that attorneys can give one another. Caldwell says he is well respected by the bar and tries cases fairly. He says that the 19th Judicial District has divided judgeships into civil and criminal and that it is accepted practice. Judge Mike Caldwell Randy Piedrahita Caldwell vs. Piedrahita: Hottest Judge Race Funeral Solutions Starting at $3595 including metal casket at the church or hall of your choice. Cremation solutions starting at $995. CHURCH funeral services and crematory of Baton Rouge welcomes Funeral Director, John Minton to our staff. John invites all his friends to visit him at 5535 Superior Drive Baton Rouge. [email protected] CHURCH funeral services and crematory of Baton Rouge 225-293-4174 CITY NEWS Thursday, October 30, 2014 13 One of Our Own. Deep Roots in Our Community. Experienced in the Courtroom. Jamie Morain Zanovec has practiced law extensively in civil courts throughout Louisiana. She has the actual civil court experience our next judge needs. It’s time to put experience to work for us. On Tuesday, November 4, let’s elect Jamie Morain Zanovec District Court Judge. www.jamieforjudge19jdc.com www.facebook.com/jamieforjudge19jdc [email protected] Paid for by Friends to Elect Jamie Morain Zanovec Judge 4 Born and raised in Central 4 Second generation graduate of Central High School 4 Graduate of LSU Law School 4 Hometown family-centered values with a common sense approach 14 CITY NEWS Thursday, October 30, 2014 Fall Festivals Kick Off at St. Alphonsus St. Alphonsus Halloween Fair • Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014 2014-2015 FLU SHOTS ARE IN!! High Doses Available For Ages 65 and Older Mon-Fri. 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. No Appointment Needed Sat. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. BY APPOINTMENT ONLY! 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During his breaks from school, McCulloch would work on oil platforms in South Louisiana. “I was always at the bottom of the totem pole,” McCulloch said of the experience. “They would have me wading waste deep in the muck and sometimes it would be close to freezing outside. Without a doubt though, I can say that experience coupled with football taught me the definition of hard work and the value of a dollar.” McCulloch said that passing a balanced budget amendment would avoid “government shutdown fiascos” and “endless fiscal cliffs.” “It was definitely a risk,” McCulloch said. “No one invested in me and the government definitely didn’t help start my business. We built it from the ground up. It’s a family business.” “I balance my personal and business checkbooks,” McCulloch said. “Why can’t Washington do the same? If a small business spends more than it takes in, we call it bankrupt, but Washington is allowed to just kick the can down the road and write the federal government a blank check. Enough with the special treatment for Washington, D.C. This kind of mismanagement is hurting our children’s futures.” Today, Baker Physical Therapy continues to serve residents of the Baker, Zachary, Central and Greater Baton Rouge area. McCulloch said his top priorities are creating jobs, getting our fiscal house in order, and true healthcare reform. In 1984, Baker Physical Therapy opened its doors and McCulloch began his career as a small business owner. “I’m the only candidate in this race who is in the healthcare industry,” McCulloch said. “We need real healthcare reform that is based on competition and the free market, not that rests on the backs of hard working families and individuals.” McCulloch said another key issue facing our nation is energy security. “The President’s war on energy is costing Louisiana residents jobs and it’s harming our national security,” McCulloch said. “We need to promote domestic drilling and encourage international exportation of energy. We will create more jobs, become energy independent, strengthen our national security, keep our kids out of harm’s way overseas and take power away from our enemies abroad.” McCulloch said he made the decision to enter the race after much thought and prayer because, “we can’t afford to settle for status quo career politicians or for candidates who don’t share our values or have the life experiences necessary to help fix the mess in DC.” “I want to preserve the American Dream for my children and grandchildren,” McCulloch said. McCulloch says he also understands the needs of District Six’s numerous small towns. “Career politicians seem to neglect our small towns because there are just not a lot of voters there,” McCulloch asserted. “That’s not me. I’ll fight for all of our plant workers, our farmers, our fishermen and our countless other hard-working individuals, no matter the size of your business or how many people live in your town.” McCulloch is an up front advocate for term limits. “I think that’s a big part of the problem up there,” McCulloch said, “People get elected and suddenly they get starstruck and start falling in line with the Washington establishment. Political service shouldn’t be a career, that’s not what the founders had in mind.” McCulloch describes himself as being “100 percent pro-life and a firm believer in traditional Louisiana values.” “My view on marriage is simple: One man. One woman. Period,” McCulloch said. “I’m a proud conservative, and not ashamed to say it,” McCulloch said. “I don’t think believing in traditional marriage is a radical view. I’m also no career politician and I haven’t been waiting to do this my whole life. I don’t have to take a poll to know my positions, and I believe in doing what is right and just being honest. Our grandma’s were right, just tell the truth and work hard, it’s what I’ve done my entire life.” To To learn learn more more about about Craig, Craig, visit visit mccullochforcongress.com mccullochforcongress.com Paid Paid for for by by McCulloch McCulloch for for Congress Congress 16 CITY NEWS Thursday, October 30, 2014 Fall Festivals Highlight Upcoming Events CENTRAL — Events coming up in and around the Capital City: October 31 Fall Festival First Baptist Church Zachary First Baptist Church, 4200 Main St., Zachary will hold a Fall Festival on Friday, Oct. 31, 6 to 8 p.m. Hay rides, snacks, games, face painting, and candy! Costumes are encouraged. Nothing scary, please. Admission is one bag of candy. For information, call (225) 654-2755 October 31 Fall Festival Zoar Baptist Church Zoar Baptist Church will hold its Fall Festival on Oct. 31 from 6 to 8 p.m. They will have games, hot air balloon, and inflatables. Hot dogs and chips will be served. October 31 Fall Festival Greenwell Springs Baptist Greenwell Springs Baptist Church will hold its Fall Festival on Oct. 31 from 6 to 8 p.m. There will be games, face painting, hayrides, horse rides, a maze, and a concession stand serving free hot dog dinners. October 31 Fall Festival Sandy Creek Baptist Sandy Creek Baptist Church, 22834 Liberty Road, will hold its Fall Festival on Oct. 31 from 6 to 8 p.m. Candy, games, prizes, food, and drink. Join the fun! November 1 - 2 Roots & Promises (A Genesis Musical) First Presbyterian Church B.R. First Presbyterian Church Baton Rouge is proud to present two performances of Roots & Promises: A Genesis Musical. Performance dates and times are Saturday, November 1 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, November 2 at 3 p.m. Free and open to the public. The musical chronicles the book of Genesis from Creation to Abraham & Sarah, showing audiences their roots and ending with the promise of salvation through Jesus Christ. Both performances will be held in the church sanctuary. The main entrance is on North Boulevard. Parking is available on North Boulevard as well as the Convention Street parking lot. For more information, please contact Nancy Spiller at 225.620.0233 or [email protected] REDEMPTORIST BASEBALL — Some of the Wolfpack Baseball Players of Redemptorist High School in Baton Rouge are volunteering their time this fall to help children with disabilities have a chance to play baseball. They volunteer each Wednesday night during the fall session of The Miracle League, held at Cypress Mounds. Standing: left to right Connor Callihan, Tyler Donaldson, Trent Myrick, Cameron Callihan, Matthew Lanoux. Kneeling: left to right Jeremy Gajan, Dylan Iueli and Hunter Harris. Also pictured are three of The Miracle League Buddies. November 2 Ultimate Destiny- Drama Comite Baptist Church Ultimate Destiny is a high impact drama presentation that makes use of multimedia, sound and lighting effects designed to inspire people to consider where they will spend eternity. This drama is based on the Biblical reality of life after death and beyond the grace. A cast of more than 40 people (made up of volunteers from the church) act out a series of vignettes about people who live, make their choices, die and find themselves outside heaven asking the question, “Angel, is my name in your book?” (Revelation 20:15). Parental discretion is advised, suggested for children 8 years and older, child care provided. Comite Baptist Church is located at 12250 Greenwell Springs Road at Flannery Road. For more information you may call the church office at 2753382. November 9 Veterans Service First Penecostal Church The First Pentecostal Church, 1020 South Range Ave in Denham Springs, (across from Walmart). will hold a special veterans service 9:45 a.m. to 12 noon. Speakers include Pastor Wm. Ray Johnson, Col. Rob Maness, Mayor Jimmy Durbin, and other guests. LOOKING FOR CENTRAL HIGH GRADUATES CLASS OF 1964 Real Experience... The Real Difference. The Judge Todd Hernandez Difference Makes ALL The Difference www.judgetoddhernandez.com Paid for by the Committee to Re-elect Judge Todd Hernandez An effort is underway to locate the 1964 graduates of Central High School. If you’re one of these graduates, and you’ve not yet received a phone call or e-mail about plans for an upcoming 50th reunion, please contact Connie Mack Dickinson at [email protected] net. Please pass this along to any 1964 CHS grads you know. LOOKING FOR CENTRAL HIGH GRADUATES CLASS OF 1974 Central High Class of 1974 is holding a 40 year class reunion on February 28, 2015. The reunion will be from 7 p.m to 10 p.m. at Elegant Memories, 14328 Frenchtown Road in Central. Cost of the event is $55 single or $110 per couple. Cost includes a dinner buffet, DJ and lots of fun reminiscing! Send check made out to: Central High Class of 1974 to Carla Strickland Tarver, 17112 Mary Lillian Lane, Central, LA 70739. CITY NEWS Thursday, October 30, 2014 17 In the Fine Print, Central Won Many Honors Central Schools Climb to No. 3 in State ‘A’ Rating for 3rd Straight Year for Central Schools BATON ROUGE— The Louisiana Department of Education has awarded the Central Community School System an A rating for the third straight year. Central earned a District Performance Score of 108.2, making it the third highest rank among Louisiana’s 69 school systems. But in the fine print of the DOE rankings were many achievements of the Central school system: •At Central Intermediate School, 88 percent of the students scored basic or above — the highest percentage in the state. •Central High School ranked No. 1 in the state for the percentage of students – 83 percent – scoring Good or Excellent on all End-ofCourse tests. •The school also saw increases in its ACT scores — up to 21.3, which is above the national average. This is particularly significant because at Central High, every student takes the ACT. In many states and districts, it is optional. So only college bound take the tests in those places. •As a district, Central had the highest percentage of 3rd, 4th and 5th graders who scored basic or above when compared to all other school systems in the state. •Central schools improved the academic growth of students tested. CENTRAL COMMUNITY SCHOOL BOARD — Shown (left to right) are Will Easley, vice president; Ruby Foil; Jim Loyd, former president Sharon Browning, current president Dr. Jim Gardner, Roxanne Atkinson, and Dr. David Walker. This translated into a higher school performance score for the district. Central schools Supt. Mike Faulk thanked teachers, administrators, parents, and students for their outstanding performance. “We are very pleased with our continued growth and ability to push toward greater levels of excellence. We saw significant improvements across the board, at every grade level,” Faulk said. Neverthe- less, Faulk said the system will continue to make improvements. “Our district’s unwavering success in this fluctuating environment is testament to your commitment to excellence,” he said. Faulk said all of Central’s five public schools saw improvements, which contributed to the district’s higher overall score. Central Intermediate School maintained an A rating and raised its score from 101.0 to 106. Central Middle School maintained its A rating. It improved its score from 104.9 to 105.6. Central High School earned a B+ with a score of 97.37, increasing from 94.9 last year. Faulk said that Central’s state scores have improved every year since it was allowed to compete with other districts in 2009. Trae Welch Knows OUR Community and Its People Qualified • Experienced • Professional WELCH Tr ae Elect ion D ay is Nove mbe r 4th! For District Court Judge Division L A Lifelong Resident of Our Community An Experienced Legal Professional Qualified and ready to be Our Judge! A Dedicated Community Leader A MESSAGE FROM TRAE: “As a long time resident of Division L, I believe this court division belongs to the residents here. Unless you’ve lived in Zachary, Baker, Central, Broadmoor, Sherwood Forest and all points between you really can’t relate to our issues and concerns.” Paid for by Campaign to Elect Trae Welch Paid for by Campaign to Elect Trae Welch 18 CITY NEWS Thursday, October 30, 2014 Central Wildcats Fall to Broadmoor 34-22 Central Travels to Walker Friday Night Central High varsity cheerleaders with Central coach J. R. Owens DB Logan Prudhome Central High at Walker • Friday, Oct. 31 at 7 p.m. OL Hyatt Harris Cheerleader Jordyn Graham WR Terrell Chatman scores TD The Wildcats score! CITY NEWS Thursday, October 30, 2014 19 Clarence Brown controls admission to the field at Wildcat Stadium This Senate Race is Between One of Us and Two of Them! Rachel Seidel and Cheer Dad Morgan Blanchard and Cheer Dad James deGraauw, cameraman for WAFB-TV in Baton Rouge RUNNING TO ADVANCE LIBERTY, PROSPERITY AND CERTAINTY Endorsed By: • Governor Sarah Palin • Tony Perkins, Chairman of FRC Action PAC • Family Research Council Action PAC • Americans for Legal Immigration PAC • National Association for Gun Rights • Tea Party Express • Eagle Forum • Gun Owners of America • Conservative Majority Fund • Madison Project PAC • Senate Conservatives Fund • Patriot PAC • Restore Americas Voice PAC • Marine Vet for Freedom • Conservative Campaign Committee • Special Operations Speaks • National Defense PAC • Combat Veterans for Congress • Tea Party Leadership Fund • Former GOP Senate nominee Woody Jenkins • Commentator Mark Levin • Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund • Wayne Allyn Root, former Libertarian VP Candidate • Erick Erickson / RedStat Paid For By Friends of Col. Rob Maness 20 CITY NEWS Thursday, October 30, 2014 How to Carve a Pumpkin for Halloween Baton Rouge Business Directory 3-month contract $50 a month 6-month contract $47 a month Call 225-261-5055 ❤ Dirt Work Aerobics by Roxanne Since 1983 • Good For Your 225-281-1623 General Sand & Gravel Co. ❤ Limestone, Gravel, Mason Sand, Clay, Top Soil, Riversilt, Crushed Concrete, Tractor Work, Swimming Pool Demo & Fill-In 225-261-3953 Amway Furniture Need Amway Products? Good Furniture That Lasts Experienced Distributor Can Set You Up as Customer FURNITURE & GALLERY 7330 Florida Blvd. 225-926-0250 225-336-5885 Home Maintenance Appliance Repair 225-261-2270 Saul Newsome, Michael Karaty, and Gabrielle Savoye carve pumpkins with a jigsaw! Lloyd’s Home Mark’s Appliance Repair Photo byWoody Jenkins Aerobics 9-month contract $45 a month 12-month contract $42 a month Maintenance and Repair No job too small Service to all major brands Shop Central First! 225-936-7652 Auto Glass Lawn Care PRO CUTS Wind Shield Repair & Replacement We Come to You • 225-791-7440 Mowing & Trimming • Tree Maintenance Flower Bed Maintenance No Contracts • Free Estimates 225-614-7496 261-2751 Automotive North Store 7777 N. Airline Hwy. 225-927-2311 South Store 12116 S. Airline Carpet Cleaning BayouSteam Carpet, Upholstery, Tile & Grout Cleaning Locally owned and operated 225-955-6955 Painting Randy Falcon 20 Years’ Experience No Job Too Large or Small 225-454-2961 (cell) Plumbing LAFLEUR’S Plumbing Only #LA676 Full Repair Service Since 1966 Monday - Saturday • Same Rates! Appointment Necessary on Saturday (Make Appointment Before Friday) Keep Up with Central — Go to CapitalCityNews.us David P. Fargason, M.D. David P. P. 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