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November 21, 2012 • Daily News at CentralSpeaks.com






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






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, 2012CentralSpeaks.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.

Dear Confused,

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.

the future.

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


p.m. CST.

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CentralSpeaks.com Print Edition • Wednesday, November 21, 2012 CITY 3

Community Packs a POD

for Central Food Bank

Happy Thanksgiving

from Central Speaks!

Above: Mayor

Watts, City Attorney

Sheri Morris, and her

family helped collect

food during the Pack

the POD food drive

last weekend.

Right: District

4 Metropolitan

Councilman Scott

Wilson donated

$1,000.00 for the

Central Community

Food Bank "Pack the

Pantry Challenge."

Central Mayor Shelton

"Mac" Watts and

Pete and Anna Marie

Grissom, Central

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

construction plans.

4 COMMUNITY Wednesday, November 21, 2012CentralSpeaks.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

Big Success

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 prayersforamelia@gmail.com or

Melissa Dykes at 225-202-2183 or visit the Facebook page Prayers

for Amelia.

6 CentralSpeaks.com COMMUNITY Print Edition • Thursday, March 8, 2012 Wednesday, November 21, 2012CentralSpeaks.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

central location

Top Left: Mrs. Marybeth

LeVan, Gold Star Mother of

fallen hero CPL Kyle Grimes,

shared a personal message

with students.

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

obo. 225-261-2972

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,

$25. 328-6980.

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.


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14 CentralSpeaks.com CHURC Print Edition • Wednesday, November 21, 2012 Thursday, March 8, 2012CentralSpeaks.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

our hearts.

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 mcanderson86@gmail.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

their craft.

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

Hope Service

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, 2012CentralSpeaks.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





Bows, Bags, Unique Gift

Items & Much More!

10040 Sullivan

Road, 70818


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

Suite 109



Women’s Clothing, Shoes, and Accessories



18564 Magnolia

Bridge Rd



18564 Magnolia

Bridge Rd



Diamond Sales, Gold Buyer, Antique Restoration










13519 Hooper

Rd, Suite E



1535 Sv

R 70818


Wldca Ap & Gft

8857C Sullivan Rd, 70818


Custom Original

Canvases, Adult & Kid

Classes, Private Parties,

Gift Certificates




6 7


















Hooper Rd



Dance, Cheer, and Gymnastics Wear, Dance Gifts

8889A SULLIVAN RD, 70818






Tools, Crafts, Party Supplies,




Springs Rd,



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














13440 Magnolia


Off Lovett Rd, 70818


Custom Window

Treatments, Candles,

Gifts, Home Decor

10 HEALTH Wednesday, November 21, 2012CentralSpeaks.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!

Serves 2

• 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

growling stomach!

Karla Miller Named Care

Management Director

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,

pro-economic development

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,

Victory Harvest

· Current FFL Holder (Federal

Firearms License)

· 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



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

FRIDAY 11/23:

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

SUNDAY 11/25:

See you at church!

MONDAY 11/26:

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

TUESDAY 11/27:

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.

FRIDAY 11/30:

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, 2012CentralSpeaks.com Print Edition


14485 Greenwell Springs Rd.

Greenwell Springs, La 70739


35045 Louisiana Highway 16

Watson, LA 70786



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

next year.



#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

Special Teams

#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!



Let’s talk.

Lance R Moulin

Financial Advisor


10954 Joor Rd Suite D

Baton Rouge, LA 70818



Member SIPC

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

Successful Season

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

Matthew Arnold.

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

their events.

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 sosborne@centralcss.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 bullsbaseball2013@gmail.com

14 ANNOUNCEMENTS Wednesday, November 21, 2012CentralSpeaks.com Print Edition

Anna Campbell and Brian

Reid to Wed at Zoar Baptist

Anna Lindsay

Campbell and

Brian Bentley

Reid, both of

Starkville, MS

will marry in a 6

p.m. ceremony

December 15

at Zoar Baptist

Church in

Central, LA.

The bride-elect

is the daughter

of Jerrell and

Susan Campbell

of Central,

LA. She is the


of Wilma

McCraine of

Woodville, MS,

the late David

L. McCraine,

and James and

Doris Campbell

of Central.

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

Presbyterian Church.

The bride-elect is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Mixon

of Central.

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

Zachary, LA.

The couple will honeymoon in the Great Smokey Mountains in

Gatlinburg, TN and will reside in Baton Rouge, LA.


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CentralSpeaks.com Print Edition • Wednesday, November 21, 2012 PUZZLES 15

Send your news, announcements, and photos

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CentralSpeaks.com Print Edition • Thursday, March 8, 2012 PUZZLES 13

16 FUN Wednesday, November 21, 2012CentralSpeaks.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:

0-11 months:

Madyx Bales

(Bottom R)

12-23 months:

Cheyenne Ashford

(Bottom Center)

2-3 years:

Hayden Quinn Zylks

(Bottom Left)

4-5 years:

Aubrey Elis Dupont

(Below R)

6-8 years:

Anna Claire Reily

(Below Center)

9-10 years:

Brooke McCall

(Below L)

11-13 years:

Alexis Moak

pictured at left on right

14-16 years:

Morgan Blanchard

pictured at left on left

17-23 years:

Cassie Guilbeau

pictured at left in center

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