The War on Ivermectin

 There is a war on the drug Ivermectin.  The La. Board of Pharmacy under Gov. Edwards has attempted to ban pharmacists from filling prescriptions for Ivermectin.  The La. Department of Health has stopped allowing prescriptions for Ivermectin to be filled for Medicaid recipients. The Advocate has run many articles critical of Ivermectin, debunking it as […]

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The Emperor Has No Clothes, and We’re Living in His World

As children, we learned Hans Christian Andersen’s story about the emperor who had no clothes. The Emperor was not known for making wise decisions but for spending much of his time in his dressing room. If someone wanted to see him, his advisors would tell them he’s in his dressing room. The city where he […]

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Dr. Holmes Overstates Deaths Among Central’s School Staff

During a debate on whether students in Central schools should be required to wear masks eight hours a day, Central School Board member Dr. Keith Holmes told his fellow board members that 4 percent of the members of Central’s school staff had died because of COVID. He said the main purpose of masks was to […]

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Central School Board Refuses to Protect Teachers, Staff from Vaccination Mandate

On Aug. 25, the Central School Board held a public hearing on a proposal by parent Kim Powers that would have protected Central teachers and school employees from being terminated if they refused to take a COVID-19 vaccine. Ms. Powers warned that vaccine mandates were coming soon and the board should act immediately. After an […]

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Central School Board Bows to Mask Order Despite Pleas of Parents, Atty. Gen. Opinion

 On Aug. 25, the Central Community School Board held its second meeting on the subject of whether to comply with Gov. John Bel Edwards’ mask “mandate.” Earlier in the summer, Edwards ordered public and private schools in the state to require students and teachers to wear masks throughout the eight-hour school day. The second hearing […]

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Candidate Who Authored Tax Increase Without Vote Now Says He Opposes It

A Central School Board member who led the fight to raise property taxes without a vote of the people in May is now running as though he never led that fight.  Mr. Phil Graham, who is running for the seat from District 4 in a special election Nov. 13, now says, “As your school board […]

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City of Central Drainage Projects Update

Central Mayor David Barrow reports that the City of Central has completed nearly 53 miles of off-road drainage cleaning, clearing, and excavation in the past two years since July 1, 2019 across the city. This work includes numerous capital improvements projects. This work is in addition to normal roadside ditch maintenance.  These projects are all […]

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Storm Drain Evaluation and Line Cleaning

Central Mayor David Barrow said the City of Central has signed an agreement with Compliance Envirosystems, LLC (CES) to perform storm drain inspections, documentation, evaluation, and line cleaning services for all underground drainage systems throughout the city of Central.  This means that all subsurface drainage pipes throughout the city will be evaluated using a zoom […]

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Central Parents Come Out in Record Numbers To Ask School Board to End Mandatory Masks

By Woody Jenkins, Editor, Central City News • CENTRAL — More than 50 Central parents came to the Central School Board meeting Monday,  August 9 to demand that the school board make mask-wearing by students optional rather than follow the Governor’s statewide indoor mask mandate.  The Central parents, led by Kim Powers, proposed changes in the Central […]

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Central Parents Speak Out on Masks

By Jolice Provost, Central City News • CENTRAL — Although very reluctant to do so, the Central School Board accepted public comments on the Governor’s current statewide mask “order”.  Speakers included the following: LANCE MOULIN – I know most of you guys. I’m Lance Moulin, 17345 Berks Avenue, Greenwell Springs. Supt. Fountain, I appreciate everything you’ve done […]

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