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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

FORM 8-K


CURRENT REPORT
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported):  September 14, 2009

CenturyTel, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)



Louisiana
1-7784
72-0651161
(State or other jurisdiction
(Commission
(IRS Employer
of incorporation)
File Number)
Identification No.)
     
     



100 CenturyTel Drive
 
Monroe, Louisiana
71203
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Zip Code)


(318) 388-9000
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)



Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligations of the registrant under any of the following provisions:

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Item 9.01.
Financial Statements and Exhibits.
 
On September 14, 2009, CenturyTel, Inc. filed a press release announcing that it and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Embarq Corporation, have commenced joint debt tender offers under which CenturyTel, Inc. and Embarq Corporation will offer to purchase for cash up to $800 million of their outstanding notes.  The complete press release is included as Exhibit 99.1.
 
(d)
Exhibits
 
 
99.1
Press release dated September 14, 2009 announcing debt tender offers and concurrent debt offering.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
SIGNATURES
 
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this Current Report on Form 8-K to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
 
 
 
CENTURYTEL, INC.
   
 
By:  /s/ Neil A. Sweasy      
 
       Neil A. Sweasy
 
       Vice President and Controller
Dated:  September 14, 2009