November 21, 2012 • Daily News at CentralSpeaks.com
SEE PAGES 8 & 9
The Central Community Thanksgiving Service was held last Wednesday at Greenwell Springs Baptist Church. Pastors
and members from many Central churches joined to lead and participate in the service. Photo by Michael Spangler
Nominate Central’s Citizen of the Year
Representatives of Central's charitable organizations will be selecting Central's 2012 "Citizen of the Year" in December. Send your nomination
of 1,000 words or less to Citizens@CentralSpeaks.com or P.O. Box 78137, Central, LA 70837. Central's "Citizen of the Year" will be a resident
of the City of Central or the Central Community School District whose actions, efforts and service during 2012 have been significant, selfless, and
dedicated to the betterment of the Central Community. Lifetime Citizenship Awards may also be given for persons who have displayed a continuous
dedication to the Central Community. Nominations are due by December 10th.
Last year's recipients were Wayne Leader and the young men and women of the Amite River Preservation Association. A Lifetime Citizenship
Award was given to Pete and Anna Marie Grissom for their many years of dedicated service running the Central Food Bank.
Barry Ivey, Scott Wilson Announce Candidacy
for District 65 State Representative
Barry Ivey, a conservative
businessman and community leader
from Central, today announced that
he will seek election to the Louisiana
House of Representatives in the
March 2, 2013 special election.
The vacancy in District 65 in East
Baton Rouge Parish will occur due to
the resignation of Representative Clif
Richardson, a respected leader in the
"Clif Richardson and his family have
been devoted community leaders for
many years," Ivey said. "Julie and I
are praying for the Richardson family
and for Clif's speedy recovery."
Ivey is President of Pinnacle Precision Services, LLC, which provides
piping/mechanical services primarily to the nuclear power industry. Barry
and Julie Ivey have been married for 14 years and have four children.
"I will work closely with Governor Jindal, See Barry Ivey, Page 10
THIS YEAR’S CENTRAL CHRISTMAS PARADE ROUTE HAS CHANGED!
THE PARADE WILL BEGIN AT ZOAR BAPTIST AT 10 AM AS USUAL,
BUT THE PARADE WILL PROCEED DOWN JOOR ROAD AND END AT THE
INTERSECTION OF JOOR AND LOVETT. SO LINE UP FOR THE PARADE
ON JOOR, NOT HOOPER, ON SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1ST.
Photo by Michael Spangler Scott Wilson, pictured above with Debbie
Dougherty and Mike Walker, announced at last week’s Republican Women
of Central meeting that he will be running for State Representative.
2 CITY Wednesday, November 21, 2012 • CentralSpeaks.com Print Edition
Running of the Elves - 2 mile Fun Run: Participate in the 1st Annual Running of the Elves. The elves will start our
Christmas parade by running the parade route. Race day registration/package pickup begins at 8:30am on the corner of
Joor Rd. and Hooper Rd. Race will begin at 9:30am. Visit our website at www.CentralSpeaks.com for an entry form.
The “I’ll Get To It”
I pulled out my copy of “Politics Gambit: When you vote to RFQ & P:
101” and it seems you have five approve the second project, tell
possible ways to handle your everyone you will be reconsidering Floodplain Mapping
the first one real soon. That way
The “Moving Right Along” it looks like you were going to do CITY OF CENTRAL, LOUISIANA
Method: Go ahead and approve the right thing all along.
the second one and pretend the The “Tell The Truth” QUALIFCATIONS AND
first one never happened. People Turnaround: Just state that you
will complain for a few weeks, made a mistake on the first vote FOR ENGINEERING SERVICES
but this will probably be forgotten and then consider both projects
Dear Abby Dave:
long before the next election. using the same rules. You can say Hydrologic and Hydraulic
I am a Councilman in a small town The “Details, Details” you didn’t understand, or that you Analyses and Floodplain Mapping
and I have gotten myself in a jam. Diversion: Look for some minor had not done the research, or that City of Central (“City”) is accepting
Last month a local businessman difference between the two your personal feelings clouded Statements of Qualifications
wanted to tear down an old requests, then use that as your your judgment. It really doesn’t and Proposals (“Proposals”) for
condemned eye-sore of a building reason for approving one after matter what reason you give as engineering services to perform
and build an attractive new retail denying the other. The book calls long as you do the right thing in hydrologic and hydraulic analyses
building in its place, and I voted this plausible deniability, and it’s this case and then be consistent in and floodplain mapping for an area
against it. Now a different guy is a classic.
of East Baton Rouge Parish located
asking to do the exact same thing The “Breaking News” I highly recommend the last one
in the City currently designated
just a block or two down the street. Bamboozle: Do a little research there about telling the truth. I’m
as Zone A along and near Beaver
The problem is, I REALLY want and claim that new evidence not a professional politician so
to approve this second request has suddenly come to light if my regular guy advice doesn’t
Copies of the Request for
because I think it is a good idea,
that allows you to approve the work for you, I won’t be offended,
Qualifications and Proposals are
and besides, I really like the guy
second one. Then go back and but I hope it helps. – Dave
available at www.centralgov.com
doing the project. What can I do
approve the first one later based (All characters and descriptions
and at City Hall located at 13421
to approve this second request
on this new research. Avoid in this work are fictitious. Any
Hooper Road, Suite 9, Central, LA
without it looking like either I
questions about why you didn’t resemblance to real persons or
70818. Proposals must be received
made a mistake on the first one or
that I am playing favorites?
do the research before the first
at the City Hall no later than
events is purely coincidental.)
Thursday, January 3, 2013 at 2:00
– Confused Councilman
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Community Packs a POD
for Central Food Bank
from Central Speaks!
Watts, City Attorney
Sheri Morris, and her
family helped collect
food during the Pack
the POD food drive
$1,000.00 for the
Food Bank "Pack the
Central Mayor Shelton
"Mac" Watts and
Pete and Anna Marie
Food Bank Volunteers,
accepted the check.
The City of Central and the City of Zachary challenged each other on which city could
collect the most food during their drive. Chicken dinners, grilled by Bill McLin, were
sold on Friday at the POD location, with all proceeds of the sale going directly to the
Central Community Food Pantry.
P&Z Approves Rezoning, Council Vote Tuesday
The rezoning of a property on Hooper Road in the area designated as
"City Center" was recommended for approval by the Planning & Zoning
Commission last week. The applicant seeks to open a seafood market &
deli in the former Sadie's Closet building on the south side of Hooper between
Sullivan & Joor. This request to rezone from Rural to Light Commercial
1 will be heard by the City Council on November 27th. In October
the City Council voted 3-2 to deny that same rezoning request at the nearby
intersection of Sullivan & Hooper.
Microsurfacing Finished on
Gurney and Triple B Roads
From the City of Central
The city of Central has completed
another capital improvements
project in November 2012 involving
microsurfacing of two streets, Gurney
Rd. and Triple B Rd. Microsurfacing
is a popular pavement preservation tool
that extends the life of streets by years
and costs much less than a full overlay.
Vance Brothers was the contractor.
Microsurfacing involves a thin layer
of pavement that helps seal cracks on
roadways with a sturdy base, which
prevents water from entering the cracks and eroding the pavement and base.
Gurney Rd. and Triple B Rd. were chosen due to the old age of the roadways
and the number of cracks in the pavement. The total cost of the project was
approximately $125,000 for the three miles of microsurfacing overlay. A
normal overlay rehab project would cost approximately $125,000 for just
one mile. So, microsurfacing is a cost-efficient method of extending the life
of roadways that still have a good base.
The city is looking forward to selecting several streets next year for another
round of microsurfacing. The city is also preparing for full overlay and
rehabilitation work on streets in Amber Lakes and Village Lakes subdivisions,
as well as Washington Lane and Planchet Rd. between Frenchtown Rd. and
Thibodeaux Rd. The city council approved funds at the last council meeting
for coring tests so that the city’s engineering firm can begin to prepare
4 COMMUNITY Wednesday, November 21, 2012 • CentralSpeaks.com Print Edition
DeAngelo’s Hosts Fine
Wine and Dining Experience
By Mia Freneaux
What creates a magical night
out? Candlelight, soft live music,
excellent wines, well prepared and
conceived dishes, attentive wait
staff? If all of these are on your list,
look for DeAngelo’s Casual Italian
Dining’s next “Fine Wine and Dining
Experience.” Holding their first such
event last Sunday, the restaurant was
filled with appreciative customers
who praised the presentation of
each course and the sommelier who
explained why each course was
paired with a certain wine.
Starting off with tender tuna tartare
accompanied by a light prosecco, the
experience progressed through savory
shrimp and grits paired with sauvignon
blanc, delicious wild mushroom soup
served with a smooth pinot noir,
beef tortellini in a rich cream sauce
accompanied by a ghizzano, melt in
the mouth filet mignon with a sturdy
lucente, and finally an elegant crème
brulee kissed by a riondo moscato.
Empty plates were silently whisked
away and glasses recharged almost
unnoticeably by the wonderful
wait staff, and the kitchen received
applause at the end of the evening.
Co-owner Mike Breaux spoke
enthusiastically about the next
event, which he plans to hold in the
first quarter of next year. What a
terrific way to introduce Central
to new wine selections and course
offerings. Well done!
Sign Up Now for Bark for Life
Submitted by Colleen Soileau
Relay for Life is hosting a second fundraising event called Bark for Life.
This event is to honor the care-giving qualities of our canine companions.
Because Central does not have a dog area, we have teamed up with the
Zachary Relay to host the event at the Raising Cane's Dog Park in Zachary.
The event will be on Sunday, December 2nd from 2-5pm. There will be
Pictures with Santa, holiday costume contests, activities, hopefully a dog
agility center and some Police K9 demonstrations, as well as booths with
teams having their own fundraising (much like Central Relay- selling food,
drinks, merchandise, and/or raffles).
People can pre-register their dog(s) online for $15 ($5 each additional dog)
($20 on the day of the event) at www.relayforlife.org/zacharycentralBFL.
Each registration gets a Relay Bandana while supplies last. We are
anticipating doing at least one walk around a "track" for survivors.
Central Rotary Club Lends
a Hand for Thanksgiving
Submitted by Juanita Ross
The Central Rotary Club provided Thanksgiving Turkey dinners for 50
needy Central families. With assistance from the student body of Tanglewood
Elementary, Immanuel Baptist food pantry, Romero’s Supermarket,
Walmart, Oak Point Fresh Market, Winn Dixie, BK Bank, Rabalais Homes,
and Future Hope Ministries; approximately 200 Central residents will enjoy
a traditional holiday dinner. This is the second year that The Central Rotary
has conducted this project, which is one of several endeavors held throughout
the year with the goal of giving back to the community. Rotarians pictured
separating perishable food items are: (kneeling left to right) Kenny Wall,
Lucky Ross, Suzonne Cowart, and Ritha Milton; (standing left to right)
Brad Pine and student helper Lyndsey Quirk.
CentralSpeaks.com Print Edition • Wednesday, November 21, 2012 COMMUNITY 5
All-Pro Dads Breakfast is a
Pictured, Left: Pr. Donnie Shaffer, Asst. Principle Jeremy O’Banion &
sons Adam and Dylan. Pictured, Right: Larry Wilson, & son Larry
Submitted by Sue Shaffer
We are so happy that dads of Central continue to show support
of their children by attending the "All-Pro Dads" breakfast before
school at Central Intermediate School. Assistant Principle Jeremy
O'Banion has always been a supporter of the program. When asked
about the impact of the program, he said, "It allows the school and the
community to continue to work together, and encourages the parents
and kids to rely on God for their strength."
At each breakfast parents are encouraged to affirm their children in
front of others, building their self-esteem. Sometimes we often forget
to tell our children that we are proud of them, but at each breakfast
the parents do just that. It is always heart warming to see the smiles
on the faces of the kids as their dads tell them how proud they are of
something specific in their lives.
This month the focus theme was putting a stop to bullying and a
challenge was issued to them to watch for it and handle the situation
We would like to thank this month's sponsor's: Central Church,
Chick Filet, Keith Sharon's Masonry, and Zoe's Pizza. For more info
on the program go to centralchurch.co.
Bellingrath Hills Receives Supriya
Jindal Foundation Award
Submitted by Dana Russell
Bellingrath Hills Elementary Kindergarten was nominated
and selected to receive an award from The Supriya Jindal
Foundation for Louisiana’s Children. The award includes
classroom “center” related tools in order to support the
instructional environment in the classrooms.
Mrs. Supriya Jindal will be at Bellingrath on November 28,
2012, to present the award to Mrs. Laurie Gehling, principal
of Bellingrath Hills and all 16 kindergarten teachers. Her
visit will also include visits to the classrooms to observe the
students using the new hands on tools that were awarded, and
will end with her reading a book to Mrs. Jamie McCurley’s
Our teachers wish to thank The Supriya Jindal Foundation
for Louisiana’s Children for the wonderful new materials.
Fundraiser for Tircuit
Family at MePa’s
MePa’s Diner, located at 6643 Sullivan Rd, is hosting a blood
drive and fundraiser on Saturday, December 1st from 8am-2pm.
This event is for two year old Amelia Tircuit who is currently at
St. Jude Hospital in Memphis undergoing treatment for Leukemia.
In addition to the blood drive and accepting donations, there will
be a spacewalk and Santa will be available for photos.
If you would like to donate items to events for Amelia, please
contact Jeannie Bosarge at firstname.lastname@example.org or
Melissa Dykes at 225-202-2183 or visit the Facebook page Prayers
6 CentralSpeaks.com COMMUNITY Print Edition • Thursday, March 8, 2012 Wednesday, November 21, 2012 • CentralSpeaks.com ANNOUNCEMENTS Print Edition 11
CPS Students Say “Thank You” to Veterans & Families
Seventh through twelfth grade
students at Central Private School
honored veterans, fallen heroes, and
the Blue and Gold Star families at a
special Blue Tie Service held in the
school gym on Friday, November
9, 2012. Members of the school
family and community were invited
to attend the ceremony. Students
heard moving messages from Micah
& Kaleigh Barnett, the nephew and
niece of fallen hero 1st LT Chris
Barnett of Baton Rouge, and from
Mrs. Marybeth LeVan, the Gold
Star Mother of fallen hero CPL
Kyle Grimes. USMC Sgt William
“Bobby” Westbrook, himself a 2003
graduate of Central Private, also
spoke to the students and families
about his time in the service, the
sacrifices that military families make,
and the importance of being thankful
for the freedoms that we have.
As a part of the service, participating
students wore blue neck ties bearing
the name of one of Louisiana’s
fallen heroes. The 70 students who
volunteered to participate took turns
reading the name, rank, hometown,
age, and date of death of each soldier.
A candle was lit in that soldier’s
honor after each name was read. The
candles helped students to realize
just how many young men and
women from our own community
and surrounding area have sacrificed
their lives to provide for the freedoms
enjoyed by Americans.
After the service, students had
the opportunity to meet and thank
the family members of some of the
honored soldiers. Families were
allowed to have the tie bearing their
loved one’s name if they desired.
The service was coordinated by
Mrs. Tiffany Villarreal and Mrs.
Susan McWilliams, CPS middle
school teachers. As a part of the
preparations for this service, 7th and
8th grade students in Mrs. Villarreal’s
classes made donations towards
other memorial projects including a
donation to Mayor Shelton “Mac”
Watts’ Blue Star 100 Club, the
purchase of a brick in the Central
Veterans Memorial Park honoring
Sgt Westbrook, and a donation to the
Wounded Warrior Project.
The City of Central Chamber of Commerce’s
C4 Report: Black Friday
Friday, November 23rd, is Black Friday. Black Friday is the name
given to the day following Thanksgiving and traditionally marks the
beginning of the Christmas shopping season. On Black Friday, most
major retailers open extremely early and offer promotional sales to
kick off the holiday shopping season. Many retailers look to this day
to bolster their sales for the year and to hopefully allow them to end the
year in the black financially.
We have many dedicated retailers in the Central Chamber. How great
would it be if this holiday season was the best they ever had experienced?
Shopping with the Central Merchants not only helps our retailers but
also helps our city and schools. During this holiday shopping season,
consider doing your shopping with our merchants. You can find a
complete list of retailers on our website, www.cityofcentralchamber.
com. Let’s make this not only a “Black Friday,” but also a Black 2012”
for the merchants of the Central area! Happy Thanksgiving and please
remember to Shop Central First!
Now Open 24 Hours
Top Left: Mrs. Marybeth
LeVan, Gold Star Mother of
fallen hero CPL Kyle Grimes,
shared a personal message
Top Right: Micah & Kaleigh
Barnett, the nephew and
niece of fallen hero 1st LT
Chris Barnett of Baton Rouge
spoke to students about the
memories of their uncle.
Left: USMC Sgt William
“Bobby” Westbrook, a
2003 alum of CPS, spoke to
students about the sacrifices
that military families make
each and every day.
Right: CPS junior
Easton Holmes and other
participating students bow
their heads for a moment
of silence in honor of
Louisiana’s fallen heroes.
House for Sale: 3B/2BA on 3+ Acres
Barn, 3 Car Carport. 261-5773
Garage Sale: 16838 River Birch Ave
(Amber Lakes Sub) Baby items, décor,
clothing & more. Sat, Nov. 24th 6–11.
For Sale: Nordic Track T9ci treadmill
barely used! Asking $650. 223-4981.
For Sale: Am Tourister Luggage 3
pc. Red w/Black trim. Like new. $150
For Sale: Beautifully made wedding
gown, size 6/8-$250, must see 328-6980.
For Sale: 2 Great condition, like new
leather jackets, $150 or best offer,
Submitted by Alicia Fergerson
Photos: Roy Pino Photography
For Sale: Toledo Pipe Threader w/6
Dies. $150 obo. 225-261-2972
For Sale: Brown satin long evening
gown, size L. Like new. $40 obo.
For Sale: Collector’s Little Sweetheart
Black Doll. 21” tall. Beautifully
dressed. $30. 225-261-2972
For Sale: Unisex toddler carseat,
For Sale: Old table, nothing fancy.
Good for camp. $15. 571-7956
For Sale: 16 sets of mini-blinds.
Different sizes. 571-7956
To place ads, e-mail Classifieds@CentralSpeaks.com. Professional
services & real estate classifieds are $10 per week for three lines, plus
$3 per extra line. Ad deadline is Tuesday at NOON for that week’s paper.
Central’s only fitness center
offering Child Care, Group
Fitness Classes & Personal
tanning beds, spray
tans, & a full line of
11424 Sullivan Road Central, LA 70818 (225) 261-8405
14 CentralSpeaks.com CHURC Print Edition • Wednesday, November 21, 2012 Thursday, March 8, 2012 • CentralSpeaks.com COMMUNITY Print Edition 7
Remembering Our Children
Service at St. Alphonsus
The death of a child at any age
is devastating. The darkness that
sets in when a child has died is all
too well known to families who
have lost a child. St. Alphonsus
Church will once again provide
the opportunity for grieving
families and their friends to come
together on Sunday, December 9,
at 7:00PM to celebrate the life,
love and light of those children
gone much too soon. This candle
light service will symbolize
that the light of these precious
children will forever be held in
Central Bible Church to
Host Open Mic Night
Submitted by Matthew Anderson
If you're looking for a chance to share your musical talents with others
in the community, then mark your calendars for Friday, November
30th, 2012. Central Bible Church will be hosting the community event
Unplugged: Open Mic Night from 7-10 P.M. The Hammond-based
band, Redemption Family will also grace the stage that evening, to
close out the show. The event is free, and sure to be a night of fun and
entertainment for people of all ages. Coffee and light snacks will be
provided, while local musicians take the stage to show off their talents.
We're setting genres aside for the evening, and inviting musicians
to share their toe-tapping, soul-filled music with the community of
Central. There are many talented artists in our area, and we're wanting
to encourage the creativity and passion for music even more so. The
best thing about this event truly is the fact that numerous types of music
could be played, because when you allow "Open-Mic" that opens the
doors for individuals who may not typically have the opportunity, or
even comfort, to play their music for others. So whether you're an artist
who would love to share your song in a comfortable "coffee-shop like"
environment, or just a lover of the arts, this evening is one to reserve for
Musicians interested in playing this evening will be able to sign up
on the night of the event at the door, until all of the spots fill, but may
reserve a spot by signing up earlier. To reserve your spot on stage, please
email Matthew Anderson at email@example.com. Depending on
the turnout, musicians will be able to share at least 1-2 songs, keeping
in mind that this is a family event. Another reason to come, would be to
hear Redemption Family, who are currently recording their first album.
They're a great seven member band, that are equally hard to fit into one
vehicle, let alone just one genre of music, as they poetically incorporate
many instruments into their set. Imagine Mumford and Sons being
merged with Anathallo, led by awe-inspiring lyrics and a passion for
Friday, November 30th, from 7-10 P.M. at Central Bible Church,
located at 8889 Sullivan Road, Central, LA, behind Sullivan Hardware.
Unplugged: Open Mic Night. We hope to see you there.
Local Pianist and Dance
Instructor Visits CCF Coffee Hour
The Central Cultural Foundation Coffee Hour was held at 7PM last Thursday at
Central Perk. Last week’s meeting featured guest Van Vo. He is a local pianist and dance
instructor. While he was there, he performed some works on piano then did a ballroom
dance routine with his partner and led the audience in some ballroom dance moves.
GSBC to Host A Season of
Submitted by Lisa Magee
A Season of Hope service will be held to honor all babies lost to
miscarriage, stillbirth and infant death on Sunday, December 2, 2012 at 3
p.m. at Greenwell Springs Baptist Church, 19421 Greenwell Springs Road.
Holidays can be difficult for those who have lost a baby. The season of
celebration and family gatherings can be especially painful for a family
grieving the loss of a child. Often there is little comfort in traditions, family
gatherings and seasonal events after a loss.
A Season of Hope service is a special time set aside to celebrate life, no
matter how short. It also is an opportunity for those who have had a loss to
share with others who are experiencing the same emotions in a safe, caring
and uplifting service.
Family, friends and caregivers of all faiths who have shared in the loss of
an infant are welcome and encouraged to attend.
A Season of Hope is sponsored by Threads of Love and Angels Among
Us. Threads of Love is Christ-centered sewing ministry whose mission
is healing and binding hearts of parents in time of uncertainty about their
baby’s health or when they lose an infant. Additional information on
Threads of Love can be found at www.threadsoflove.org. Angels Among
Us is a support group for who have suffered pregnancy of infant loss. For
additional information on Angels Among Us, contact Casey Meyer at
8 CHRISTMAS SHOPPING GUIDE Wednesday, November 21, 2012 • CentralSpeaks.com Print Edition
CentralSpeaks.com Print Edition • Wednesday, November 21, 2012 CHRISTMAS SHOPPING GUIDE 9
Central Christmas Shopping Map - Shop Central First!
Fine Jewelry & Ladies’ Boutique
11413 Sullivan Road, 70818
Fine Jewelry & Ladies Boutique
Fine Jewelry - Apparel - Accessories - LSU
14409 Wax Rd, 70818, 262-0966
Smartphones - Entertainment - Wireless Communication - U-Verse - DSL - DIRECTV
14455 WAX ROAD, SUITE V, 70818
CARDS AND GIFTS FOR ALL OCCASIONS!
Bows, Bags, Unique Gift
Items & Much More!
Your Locally Owned
City of Central Online Store
Great Gifts for Christmas!
13521 Hooper Rd
Nov 30 - Dec 2nd
Fri & Sat 9-6, Sun 1-5
14790 Wax Rd
Women’s Clothing, Shoes, and Accessories
Diamond Sales, Gold Buyer, Antique Restoration
Rd, Suite E
Wldca Ap & Gft
8857C Sullivan Rd, 70818
Canvases, Adult & Kid
Classes, Private Parties,
Dance, Cheer, and Gymnastics Wear, Dance Gifts
8889A SULLIVAN RD, 70818
YOUR HARDWARE STORE
Tools, Crafts, Party Supplies,
8755 Sullivan Rd, Suite B, 70818
Gift Certificate Special Now through Dec 24th
14216 Greenwell Springs Rd, 70739
For All Your Bow Hunting Needs
14409 Wax Road, 70818
Studio and Salon--Stocking
stuffers, sideway crosses,
makeovers, updos, Free
Haircut w/ any color services
JOB QUOTES - PERSONAL SERVICE - DELIVERY -
LUMBER - PAINT - TOOLS - HARDWARE - PLUMBING
- GARDENING - SPECIAL ORDERS - MUCH MORE
Off Lovett Rd, 70818
Gifts, Home Decor
10 HEALTH Wednesday, November 21, 2012 • CentralSpeaks.com Print Edition
Healthy Recipe: Egg Melt
This sandwich was inspired by an ill-conceived attempt to “treat
myself” to a meal on campus. I was staying late for a review session and
tried to pick up an asparagus, mushroom and egg sandwich on wholewheat
bread from a coffee shop, but they were out of mushrooms and
whole wheat bread. Lucky me, right? In order to satisfy my craving, I
created a similar sandwich at home a few days later. To be honest, Joe
and I aren’t the biggest fans of cooked mushrooms, but for some reason,
they just work with this recipe, which is great because they are super
good for you! Another Bonus: It kept me full for hours!
• 2 Multigrain Sandwich Rounds
• 2 Slices Part-Skim Provolone Cheese
• 2 tsp. unsalted butter, separated
• ¼ cup roughly chopped mushrooms
• ~ 2 cups fresh spinach, torn
• 4 eggs
• Pepper to taste
Heat a small-medium pan over medium heat until warm. Saute
mushrooms in 1 tsp butter until slightly browned, about 3-5 minutes.
Add 2 cups torn Spinach leaves and remaining tsp. of butter. Saute until
spinach is wilted and all the water has evaporated, about 3 minutes.
Crack eggs and add to skillet as well. Allow to cook about 3-5 minutes,
scrambling with a spatula occasionally. Pepper to taste and allow to
fully cook (I separated my egg mixture into 2 circles and allowed to
cook into patties). While the eggs finish cooking, open the multigrain
rounds and place on a large baking sheet. Top 2 rounds with the slices of
cheese. Broil in the oven for about 1-3 minutes, or until bread is toasted
and cheese is slightly melted. Remove from oven and top with ½ of egg,
spinach and mushroom mixture.
With 350 cal, 18 g fat, 23 g carbs, 6 g fiber, 23 g protein, 75% DV of
Vitamin A, 19% DV of Iron, and 26% DV of Calcium, this sandwich
is a portable powerhouse! It has a good balance of fat, protein and
carbohydrates to curb hunger and, since it can be eaten while running
out the door, it will keep you focused on your busy schedule, not your
Karla Miller Named Care
Karla Miller, RN, BSN has been named
Director of Care Management at Lane
Regional Medical Center.
A resident of Central, Miller is
responsible for coordinating aspects of case
management, social services, and clinical
documentation within the facility.
Miller has more than 15 years of health
care experience. Prior to this position she
was the Telemetry Unit Director at Lane.
Miller is currently a member of a Nursing
Shared Governance Council, Congestive
Heart Failure team, Wellness Committee,
and is a former Lane Employee of the Month. She and her husband,
Greg, have two children, Luke and Ava.
Barry Ivey (Continued from Page 1)
Speaker Kleckley, the business
community and the conservatives
in the Louisiana House of
Representatives to bring continued
reform to Louisiana and to fight for
much needed funding for District
65. I have the temperament and
experience to work with other
legislators to deliver concrete results
for our district. I am strongly probusiness,
and pro-reform. I am a conservative
and will continue to fight for the
right to life and to protect our Second
Amendment rights," Ivey said.
"I humbly ask the citizens of
Central and Southeast Baton
Rouge for their consideration as I
personally ask for their votes in the
months ahead," Ivey said. "I promise
to fight for conservative reform and
to help create an atmosphere where
small business can thrive in our
Barry has been very active in community
activities. Here is a partial list:
· Member of the Central community
for over 23 years
· Graduate of LSU with a BA in Finance
· Small Business Owner for 10 years
· Married 14 years with four children
· Member, Board of Directors of LA
Republican Party (RSCC)
· Member of Victory Harvest Church
for 28 years
· Finance Committee Member,
· Current FFL Holder (Federal
· Volunteer Assistant Coach for CASA
for 5 years (Pewee Football League)
· Volunteer Basketball Coach for 4 years
CentralSpeaks.com Print Edition • Wednesday, November 21, 2012 CALENDAR 11
CENTRAL COMMUNITY CALENDAR
CCSS Thanksgiving Break
Central Speaks Hits the Streets & Mailboxes
All State Concert Band Performs at Crowne Plaza in B.R.
Central Speaks Radio Hour, 5:30PM at Zoe’s Pizza, Central Now App, 1550AM
CCSS Thanksgiving Break
We want to invite anyone who desires to come to a Thanksgiving Day dinner hosted at
First Baptist Church Central. If someone can’t be with their family, we want them to
come be a part of our family! The event will take place on November 22 at 11 AM. If
anyone wants to attend, they simply need to RSVP with the church office: 225-261-3722.
There will be no charge for the meal, but an RSVP is required to attend. We simply want
folks to know that they are loved and that others care about them. - Jason Allen, Pastor
CCSS Thanksgiving Break
Christmas for Challenged Children Event begins today at Local
WalMart and Spectrum Fitness locations. Take a tag off a tree, buy a
gift for a needy child, drop off at local fire station. Event ends 12/14.
Paint-In, 9:30 AM at Magnolia Methodist
Kandiland, 5:30-6:30PM at Wildcat Stadium, Central Now App, 1550AM
Magnolia United Methodist Church Community Market 8AM-1PM
Magnolia Square Farmer’s Market, 8AM-12PM
See you at church!
As for Me and My House, 5:30PM at Jambalaya Shoppe,
Central Now & 1550AM
CCSS School Board Meeting, Kristenwood, 6-7:30PM
Central Community Chorus Rehearsal, CHS choir room, 7-8:30PM
Central Business Report, 5:30PM, Cafe Delphi, Central Now App, 1550AM
Baby Care Basics, Lane RMC, 6:30PM, Registration Required. 654-LANE
City Council Meeting, Kristenwood, 6-7:30PM
Central Speaks Radio Hour, 5:30PM at Zoe’s Pizza, Central Now App, 1550AM
The Kindergarten program at Bellingrath Hills was selected to receive an award from the Supriya
Jindal Foundation for Louisiana’s Children. Mrs. Supriya Jindal will be at Bellingrath Hills to
present the award and visit the classrooms.
Ask the Doctor Lunch and Learn, Lane RMC, 12-1PM, Advance reservations
are required by calling 654-LANE (5263).
Sid Edwards Show, 5-6PM at Zoe’s Pizza, Central Now App, 1550AM
Live Music w/ Christopher Blake, Caliente Mexican Craving, 6-9PM
Central Christmas Tree Lighting and Concert, Corner of Sullivan and Hooper, 7PM.
Lighting of Tree, reading of Christmas Story, Photos by tree, food provided by
various groups, Special Activities for children, Christmas Concert featuring the
CMS choir, CHS Jazz Band, and Central Community Chorus.
Paint-In, 9:30 AM at Magnolia Methodist
Kandiland, 5:30-6:30PM at Wildcat Stadium, Central Now App, 1550AM
Magnolia United Methodist Church Community Market 8AM-1PM
Magnolia Square Farmer’s Market, 8AM-12PM
Central Christmas Parade, Joor Road between Zoar Baptist and
Lovett Rd., 10AM. Fun Run registration at 8:30, race at 9AM
12 SPORTS Wednesday, November 21, 2012 • CentralSpeaks.com Print Edition
14485 Greenwell Springs Rd.
Greenwell Springs, La 70739
35045 Louisiana Highway 16
Watson, LA 70786
CENTRAL SUCCUMBS TO MANDEVILLE
Photo by Michael Spangler
You could sense an uncertainty in the air last Friday night in Wildcat Stadium.
Even though Central was the higher seed and had played lights out football for
most of the season, the fans in attendance were concerned Mandeville might be
the team that would end Central’s season.
And so it happened, Central’s road to the dome ended in a second round loss,
38-20 to the Skippers. The Wildcats had their worst performance of the year
against a Mandeville team that prepared for Central’s best. Central’s best could
have probably beaten the Skippers, but it was not meant to be. The agony of
the loss was evident in the faces of the fans, coaches and players, especially
the seniors who played their last game for the maroon and white. What a great
group of young men, this senior class, four year district champs, the most wins
of any senior class in school history, this class was special. Coach Sid said after
the game, “At some point you lose, but the tough part for me is not being able
to continue the season with my team. I love them.”
Central Football had a great year and made a lot of memories for the senior
class of 2013. The future looks bright and the road to the dome will continue
STAT LEADERS VS MANDEVILLE
#9 Courville: 24 att for 103 yds, 2 TD
#5 Gales: 7 catches for 75 yds
#2 Triplett: 7 catches for 51 yds
#8 Myer: 3 catches for 46 yds, 1 TD
#20 Henry: 6.5 tackles, 1 assist
#12 Broussard: 5.5 tackles, 3 assists
#23 Brumfield: 4 tackles, 4 assists, 1 int
#4 Parker: 4 tackles, 2 assists
#82 Noel: 2 PAT, 4 kickoffs for 116 yds
Aug 31 Istrouma Home W42-0
Sep 7 St Thom More Home W34-28
Sep 14 Woodlawn Away W57-34
Sep 21 Catholic Home W31-23
Sep 28 St. Amant Away L12-21
Oct 5 Zachary Away W45-28
Oct 12 Walker Away W54-24
Oct 18 Denham Home W38-14
Oct 26 Scotlandville Home W26-25
Nov 2 Live Oak Home W56-27
Nov 9 Ponchatoula Home W52-28
Nov 16 Mandeville Home L38-20
Thank you to Tyler Wales for submitting stats all season.
Thank you to Michael Spangler of Expressions Photography for the pictures.
Thank you to the parent and community volunteers who do so much behind
the scenes to help make the football program and stadium even better.
Thank you to the sponsors who support Wildcat football and the Wildcat Update.
Thank you to the coaches and players who work hard year-round
to make CHS Football the best program it can be.
See you next year at Wildcat Stadium!
Lance R Moulin
10954 Joor Rd Suite D
Baton Rouge, LA 70818
Central Speaks would like to
congratulate the Wildcats on
another great season!
CentralSpeaks.com Print Edition • Wednesday, November 21, 2012 SPORTS 13
CHS Swim Celebrates
Submitted by Coach Osborne
The Central boys swim team
matched their 7th place finish at the
City Meet by finishing in 7th place at
the LHSAA State Meet last weekend.
With that finish, the Wildcats finished
ahead of traditionally strong swim
teams such as Baton Rouge High
and St. Thomas More. In addition,
the 136 points scored by the Wildcats
were only 2 points behind 6th place
The Wildcats started the finals
off with a strong start in the first
event. The 200 medley relay of Sean
Murphy, Daniel Parker, Matthew
Arnold, and Kade McAdams swam
a season best time of 1:53.62 and
finished 5th. Later, the 200 freestyle
relay also finished 5th with another
season best time of 1:41.81. The
relay consisted of Daniel Parker,
Aaron Raggio, Kade McAdams, and
Individually, four Wildcats scored
points in both of their individual
events. Matthew Arnold led the way
with a 5th place finish in the 500
freestyle and a 4th place in the 100
backstroke. Daniel Parker finished
10th in the 50 freestyle and 5th in the
100 breaststroke. Sean Murphy and
Kade McAdams were the other two
swimmers to score points in both of
Coaches Mary Hodges and Scott
Osborne are looking for continued
improvement next year as none of
the 7 boys swimmers are seniors. In
order to crack the top 5 next year,
though, the Wildcats are looking for
more students (boys and girls) to
come out and join the swim team.
Anyone interested can e-mail Coach
Osborne at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The swim teams will celebrate a
successful season with their banquet
on Tuesday, November 27th.
Photos by Michael Spangler
Top: Senior Devon Gales carries out
the flag in his final game in Wildcat
Stadium; Above L: Henry Goudeau
helps pick up equipment after the
game; Above R: Brett Courville
hands off to Gary Triplett; Above:
The CHS Band puts on a good show
for every game; Left: Kevin Henry
and Dillon Brumfield had a good
game on defense for the Wildcats.
Greenwell Springs Baptist Church is currently
registering children from Kindergarten-
6th grade for Upward Basketball and
Cheerleading. Go to GSBCLA.com for more
information and to register online.
CHS Basketball Begins Soon
It’s time for Wildcat Basketball. Our boys have recently begun practice
and games will be starting soon. The season will kick-off with our annual
Charles T. Kinsley tournament. Tournament games begin Wednesday,
December 5 and continue through Saturday, December 8.
Anyone interested in supporting the team through sponsorship, please
contact Coach Lewis by phone 225-261-3438 or by email at rlewis@
centralcss.org We look forward to seeing you at the tournament and
throughout the season. -CHS Basketball
CAYL Bulls Baseball Tryouts
We are looking for 2-3 skilled and motivated baseball players. Player should
be between the ages of 12-14 years of age, and passionate about baseball.
We will be playing CAYL spring league baseball and a few tournaments.
Players on tournament teams can apply and stay on their present team
also. Please contact us by email at email@example.com
14 ANNOUNCEMENTS Wednesday, November 21, 2012 • CentralSpeaks.com Print Edition
Anna Campbell and Brian
Reid to Wed at Zoar Baptist
Reid, both of
will marry in a 6
at Zoar Baptist
is the daughter
of Jerrell and
LA. She is the
the late David
and James and
Anna is a
graduate of Mississippi State University. She is an Industrial and
Systems Engineer employed with Southwire in Starkville, MS.
Her fiancé is the son of Brad and Leah Reid of Athens, AL. He is
the grandson of Leonard and Fran Huddleston, Sr., of Auburn, AL,
and Sanford and Doris Reid of Hamilton, GA.
Brian will graduate from Mississippi State University in Industrial
and Systems Engineering in December.
Katelyn Mixon and William
Jakins to Wed in December
Katelyn Mixon, bride-to-be of William Jakins of Central
will marry in a 6:30 ceremony on December 21, 2012 at Baker
The bride-elect is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Mixon
Her fiance is the son of Mr. and Mrs. William Jakins of Central.
A reception is to be held at the Fennwood Country Club in
The couple will honeymoon in the Great Smokey Mountains in
Gatlinburg, TN and will reside in Baton Rouge, LA.
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16 FUN Wednesday, November 21, 2012 • CentralSpeaks.com Print Edition
2012 Miss City of Central Crowned
Nine winners were
crowned in last
weekend’s Miss City of
Central Pageant. The
winners in each age
group are as follows:
Hayden Quinn Zylks
Aubrey Elis Dupont
Anna Claire Reily
pictured at left on right
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pictured at left in center
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