Central Chamber of Commerce C4 Report: Central Chamber Hosts Local State Officials

01 August 2014

By Chamber President Ron Erickson     Recently I just completed a series of training sessions through the Institute for Organization Management hosted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation.  The main reason the Board of Directors chose to send me to these classes was so I could gain insight on how we could better serve […]

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Summer Guidry Honored by US Achievement Academy

01 August 2014

    The United States Achievement Academy announced today that Summer Rae Guidry from Central, LA has been recognized by the United States Achievement Academy as a student of excellence in Honor Roll, Leadership, and Student Council. This is a prestigious honor very few students can hope to attain. In fact, the Academy recognizes fewer than […]

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Free Baby Expo at Ochsner

01 August 2014

    Being held in conjunction with World Breastfeeding Week, the O Baby! Expo will feature Ochsner’s customized approach to family birthing in one of the safest environments available. Current and prospective patients will have the chance to meet Ochsner’s doctors and midwives and to learn more about its women’s services program. There will also be […]

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Tiffany Whitehead: Librarian Superstar

01 August 2014

By Alaina Laperouse     One of the 2014 Library Journal’s Movers and Shakers and an International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Emerging Leader is found right here in Central.  As all the students and staff at Central Middle School (CMS) can attest, Tiffany Whitehead has been moving and shaking things up at CMS since […]

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Donations Sought for Injured CHS Student

01 August 2014

    Dayton James Nunez was involved in a car accident the morning of July 6th 2014 and was not responsive when EMS arrived. His condition is very serious but hopeful. His seat belt kept him in the car after hitting a tree, a concrete wall, and a culvert and held him out of the water, […]

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Today’s Newspaper PDF Online

31 July 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:  07/31/14 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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Deadline Nears for Vote on Districts

31 July 2014

By Dave Freneaux     In the recent city elections every candidate campaigned promising district representation on city council.  This can be done by a simple vote of the city council, or the council can put it to a vote of the people.     The deadline for putting the issue on the November ballot passed last […]

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Council Districts – Vote or Let the People Decide

31 July 2014

    Every council and mayoral candidate in the recent city elections ran supporting council districts of some sort.  Having watched the rush to fund an expanded police department based in large part on “That was what the chief ran on,”, I would expect the same sense of urgency on the issue of districts, but […]

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Wildcat Football’s New Voices

31 July 2014

By Dave Freneaux     Your six-time District Championship Wildcat Football team will look much the same this year, but Friday night football will sound very different.  The familiar voice of Les Bueche is moving from his stadium announcing role to the play-by-play on radio.  Long time sports announcer Blake Andrews will fill the radio void […]

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Football Is Back: Teams Begin Fall Practice, New Sports Radio Show Starts

31 July 2014

By Dave Freneaux     For three months each fall there is no bigger gathering of the Central community than Friday night under the lights at the Central High and Central Private football stadiums.  It is routine to have over three thousand in attendance on any given Friday… and it is that time again.     The […]

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