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By Melanie Moffett
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Mar 24th, 2017
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Article by Mary Napoli | Photographs by Martin G Meyers Eric Liew has just returned from a 15 day trip through Asia accompanied by his wife, Linda.  The couple of nearly thirty years are no worse for the wear and wasted no time jumping back into business mode.  In fact, the line between business and ...
By Melanie Moffett
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Feb 27th, 2017
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            Bayou Icon Kay LaFrance-Knight Talks To BayouLife About Her Life and Work ARTICLE BY KAY STOTHART RECTOR | PHOTOGRAPHY BY BRAD ARENDER “To love what you do—and feel that it matters—what could be more fun?” Kay LaFrance-Knight, Winnsboro Main Street Manager an...
By Taylor Collins
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Jan 22nd, 2017
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Bayou Icons Brenda And Charles Marsala Reflect On Love And The Road To Success article by Kay Stothart Rector | photography by Martin G Meyers It has been more than four decades since Charles Marsala began working at the Budweiser beer distributorship in downtown Monroe, sweeping warehouse floors, lo...
By Taylor Collins
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Jan 9th, 2017
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Success Comes Naturally Article by Kay Rector Photography by Martin G Meyers Long before “organic” and “gluten-free” became household words, Angie O’Pry Blades understood the correlation between nutrition and health. For decades, she has touted the benefits of natural foods and wholesome, organic pro...
By Taylor Collins
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Dec 9th, 2016
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ARTICLE BY KAY STOTHART RECTOR and PHOTOGRAPHY BY BRAD ARENDER For Cindy Murray, the phrase “making a difference” is not just empty rhetoric. It is what she does every day. As the Chief Executive Officer of The Center for Children and Families, Murray heads up an organization that serves hundreds of ...
By Taylor Collins
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Nov 3rd, 2016
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Caleb Seney, Executive Director of MedCamps, has always had a desire to serve. His work at MedCamps is just scratching the surface of things he plans to do and his vision of being able to make an impact in families’ lives. article by Maré Brennan photo by Martin G Meyers Caleb Seney is no stranger [&...
By Melanie Moffett
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Sep 28th, 2016
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SARAH AND ALEX HAYWARD HAVE BUILT A LIFE OF MAKING BEAUTIFUL HOMES, WONDERFUL FRIENDS AND A LOVING MARRIAGE. article by Kay Rector | photography by Brad Arender Alex Hayward is, he believes, a very simple man. He is unassuming and reserved as he talks about his career, spanning 40 years, as a homebui...
By Taylor Collins
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Aug 29th, 2016
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Bayou Icon Ron Alexander talks to BayouLife about his career in men’s fashion. article by Kay Stothart Rector |  photography by Brad Arender Ron Alexander was in seventh grade when he received a gift certificate to Glasgow’s, an iconic men’s clothing store in his hometown of Ruston, Louisiana. He was...
By Taylor Collins
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Aug 1st, 2016
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This is the story about how a farm boy from Switzerland became one of the most celebrated Cajun chefs in America. And he did it in north Louisiana. article by Maré Brennan  |  photography by Martin G Meyers   The Chef Hans Korrodi of my youth seemed much taller than he does now. Maybe it was [&h...
By Melanie Moffett
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Jun 27th, 2016
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article by Maré Brennan | photography by Brad Arender Unless you’ve lived under a rock or never taken advantage of our region’s vibrant arts culture, you are sure to know this colorful man’s name. Tommy Usrey is as proud as a peacock of the Northeast Louisiana Arts Council, as well as the arts organi...