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Lakeview Christian Home celebrated the ribbon cutting for its newest skilled nursing facility on Thursday. Called “Puckett Place,” this 16,000 square foot facility will add 24 beds to Lakeview. Congratulations to Jody Knox, Jeannie Watson and everyone with Lakeview on a job well done.

Dr. Owen Puckett was the founding father of Lakeview. He was the county health physician and, in 1960, he approached a group of businessmen and said he wanted to do more for seniors and the disabled. Lakeview has been an essential part of our community ever since. Recently, Lakeview merged with Landsun Homes and has become a huge provider for seniors in our area. It’s also worth mentioning that Lakeview is also one of the largest employers in our community. Expansions such as the Puckett Place add new jobs to Carlsbad.

Jody and Jeannie are extremely involved members of our community, through a large variety of organizations.


We’re very proud to have the Carlsbad Water Park back open. The park was closed for several days for cleaning and repairs. Water park hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday. As a reminder, the water park will go into its late summer schedule on Aug. 13, meaning the park will only be open on Saturday and Sunday. This is because many of our lifeguards need to return to school. We’re very proud of our water park and will work to keep it in great condition.


In just a few days, school will be returning to Carlsbad. Teachers with Carlsbad Municipal Schools, Jefferson Montessori Academy and local private schools are already busy preparing for the new year. This will, hopefully, be the first completely normal school year since before the COVID-19 pandemic. There will be a new school opening in Carlsbad this year- the Carlsbad Prep Academy. This K-6 school is opening its doors at 805 Walter Street, formerly occupied by St. Edward School.

The school has been set up as a non-denominational, faith-based private school. Biographies of teachers and all employees who will be working at the school have been placed on the school’s Facebook page It’s an incredible list of some of Carlsbad’s best educators with Deborah Beard serving as school administrator.  For more information, please visit The Carlsbad Prep Academy has done a fantastic job preparing for its opening day, and we’re very excited about this new opportunity being provided to Carlsbad children.




Carlsbad Mayor Dale Janway




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