Small Business Saturday This Weekend

28 November 2014

    Small Business Saturday is a nationwide event that encourages communities to shop small.  We as a community would like to make our citizens more aware of how important it is to Shop, Eat, and Support Central.  This years’ event will run from November 29 – December 14.  The Running of the Elves 5K will […]

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Central Fire Department Tax: Benefits and Cost

28 November 2014

    On December 6th Central area voters will go to the polls to consider a new 4.25 mill property tax in support of additional staffing for the Central Fire Department.  As always, Central Speaks encourages everyone to go vote, and hopes the summary below will help in your decision process. Benefits: - Provides a second […]

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Rotary Club Holds Food Drive, Gives Turkey Dinners to 66 Central Families

28 November 2014

    The Rotary Club of Central held its annual Thanksgiving Food Drive this week and with the assistance of Immanuel Baptist Church distributed turkey dinners to 66 families in the Central community.  With the help of the students and faculty of Central High, Central Private, Central Intermediate, and Tanglewood Elementary, hundreds of non-perishable food items […]

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Travis and Lynn Marshall Welcome Daughter Stella Kate

28 November 2014

    Travis and Lynn Marshall are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Stella Kate Marshall. Stella was born September 4, 2014 at Woman’s Hospital. She weighed 10 lbs and was 21 inches long. Stella was welcomed home by her parents and big sister, Mia. 

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Code RED Chili Cookoff Results

28 November 2014

    Lane Regional Medical Center’s inaugural Code Red Chili Cook-off raised more than $14,000 for the LaneRMC Foundation.       Emceed by radio personality Sam McGuire, the event was held at the Americana/Level Home Development  in Zachary on Saturday, November 15th.   In addition to tasting some world-class chili, activities included music and live remote […]

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Eddlemon Named Academic All-District

28 November 2014

Conway, Arkansas – Hendrix College Sophomore Linebacker Thomas Eddlemon has been named to the 2014 NCAA Division III Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-District V Team, CoSIDA officials announced Thursday. CoSIDA is the College Sports Information Directors of America.     Thomas Eddlemon is a native of Baton Rouge, LA and a graduate of Central High School. He […]

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Central Rotary Holds Annual Bed Race

26 November 2014

Photos submitted by Rotary Club of Central Pictured Above: Home Bank won this year’s Bed Race in their Christmas-themed bed and costumes.     The Rotary Club of Central held their annual Bed Race last Saturday, November 22.  The event raised funds to benefit Central Rotary Club projects including their Thanksgiving Food Drive, Grandparents Raising Grandchildren, […]

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Taxes – Every Rule Has an Exception

26 November 2014

    My general rule is to be VERY hesitant to support new taxes, but the December 6th vote for a modest new tax supporting the Central Fire Department is going to have to be an exception to my rule, and here is why: The CFD uses our tax dollars wisely, provides excellent fire protection, […]

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Today’s Newspaper PDF Online

26 November 2014

As a service to our readers and our advertisers, the CentralSpeaks.com newspaper in its entirety, formatted exactly as the printed newspaper looks, is available online each week. Follow this link:  11/26/14 PDF to access the PDF. This will not change our daily posting of news as it happens, it is simply one more way for you to […]

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The Central Chamber of Commerce C4 Report: You Could Win a $1500 Shopping Spree!

26 November 2014

    The Central Chamber has partnered with the City of Central, the Central Community School System, and over 40 local businesses to bring you our second annual holiday season “Shop Small Business” campaign!  This year’s event will run from November 29 – December 14.  The Running of the Elves 5K will kick off the campaign […]

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