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Feb 1st, 2018
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All My Love article and art by Lou Davenport In 1946, my Daddy was discharged from the Navy in New Orleans. He caught a bus back to Bastrop and was greeted warmly by his big family. He was just 21 years old. Meanwhile, an 18 year old brown-eyed beauty, my Mama, entered Louisiana Tech University [&hel...
By Melanie Moffett
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Feb 1st, 2018
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  article by APRIL CLARK HONAKER & photography by MARTIN G MEYERS At 6 feet 5 inches tall, Kendrick Jones stands out in a crowd, but his height isn’t the only thing that draws attention. Kendrick radiates joy and never meets a stranger. At 22 years old, he believes he has discovered his purp...
By Katie Sloan
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Jan 31st, 2018
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Article by Vanelis Rivera, Photography by RJ Ojeda A bass player howls an echoey cue of “One, two, three, four.” An instant medley of bass, guitar, drums and harmonica emblazons the room. Harmonic twangs dominate from the lead singer’s staunch vocals. As the introductory medley fades with the last br...
By Katie Sloan
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Jan 8th, 2018
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Article by Michael Devault Kick off 2018 right with a time-tested way to jumpstart your system. It’s no secret that we put a lot of pressure on our bodies during the holidays. Overindulgence in food and beverage isn’t just allowed – it’s expected. And for the most part, we eat too much, drink too muc...
By Katie Sloan
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Jan 8th, 2018
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Article By The Children’s Coalition for Northeast Louisiana The Children’s Coalition and BayouLife Magazine are joining forces to provide timely information about issues concerning youth. As parents and professionals, it is critical that we not only have accurate and appropriate information, bu...
By Katie Sloan
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Jan 8th, 2018
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Article by Vanelis Rivera The wear and tear of our hyperactive lives knocks an important pillar of our wellbeing to the bottom of our overstacked to-do list. Re-learn how to re-lax and powerhouse in 2018 through these positive lifestyle changes. Art of Hygge  As you navigate through your home, how do...
By Katie Sloan
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Nov 30th, 2017
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Mike Benton and Challenger Duck Calls Article by Trent Livingston and Photography by Brad Arender Quack, Quack, Quack! You realize there are more to these words and their sounds when you sit down for a few with Mike Benton of Challenger Duck Calls.  The story is two-part in a sense. Mike grew up in a...
By Katie Sloan
In Bayou Kidz
Nov 30th, 2017
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Making Holiday Gift Giving Into a Family Activity Article by Cindy G. Foust It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, everywhere you go…soon the bells will start, and the thing that will make them ring is the carol that you sing, right within your heart.” Yes, readers, I have already started liste...
By Katie Sloan
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Nov 30th, 2017
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Ann Bloxom Smith may not be a native of northeastern Louisiana, but that hasn’t stopped her from transforming this corner of the world into home. Article by Michael Devault and Photography by Brad Arender Ann Bloxom Smith recalls long walks with her grandfather, Walt. For much of her youth, Ann spent...
By Katie Sloan
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Nov 30th, 2017
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Matt Shepard’s path from band leader to successful business owner. Article by Michael DeVault  and  Photography by Brad Arender A sign on a door in Matt’s Music reads, “Slow Down.” It’s the kind of warning one might see hanging in a high school to discourage students from running in the hallway...