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By Katie Sloan
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Oct 30th, 2017
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  Article by Michael Devault, photography by Brad Arender A life-long commitment to service, a supportive family and an infectious enthusiasm for her community have helped take this president of the United Way to New Heights. For more than three decades of devoted community service, Janet Durden...
By Katie Sloan
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Sep 25th, 2017
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Article by Michael Devault, Photography by Martin G Meyers Brian Allen has devoted almost a decade to the St. Jude’s Dream Home program. For Brian Allen, 2016 was probably the busiest year of his life. The owner of Braco Construction Co., out of Rayville, he was in the midst of a half-dozen house con...
By Katie Sloan
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Aug 28th, 2017
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For more than 40 years, Pat Costanza didn’t just follow fashion trends. She helped set them.   Pat Costanza is a striking woman. Petite with dark, almost raven hair, her olive complexion and dark eyes belie her heritage – she was born a Miletello, one of Monroe’s oldest Italian families. Like ma...
By Katie Sloan
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Jul 31st, 2017
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Chef Pat Nolan has a zest for life and a passion for food. For nearly 20 years, she has delighted guests with her premium cuisine. Some people simply think of cooking as the blending of ingredients to form a final product. It’s easy, it’s necessary, and it does not go beyond filling a basic human [&h...
By Melanie Moffett
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Jul 6th, 2017
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    ARTICLE BY SUSAN SMALLING  |  PHOTOGRAPHY BY MARTIN G MEYERS As American as baseball and apple pie, the game of football ranks at the top of the list of most beloved spectator sports in the United States.  College football, in particular, is steeped in tradition and rivalry, an experien...
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...
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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...
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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...
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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 ...