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By Nathan Coker
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Jan 6th, 2023
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Article by GEORGIANN POTTSPhotography by KELLY MOORE CLARK For over 30 years, television viewers in our region felt like they knew Judy Wagoner. After all, she was a voice for KNOE-TV8 Broadcast News whom they trusted to deliver the information that they needed, when they needed it. Working closely w...
By Nathan Coker
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Dec 1st, 2022
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Article by Georgiann PottsPhotography by Kelly Moore Clark After 47 years in the business, this fellow knows his plants, chemicals, and hardscape better than just about anyone. His body of knowledge built on experience — which he freely offers to his customers — is worth more than anythin...
By Nathan Coker
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Nov 7th, 2022
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ARTICLE BY Georgiann PottsPHOTOGRAPHY BY KELLY MOORE CLARK Kristie Bardell recently became Executive Director for The Children’s Coalition for Northeast Louisiana (CCNELA). She is no stranger to that organization because she has worked with CCNELA over the past three years to advance adolescent healt...
By Nathan Coker
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Oct 4th, 2022
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Because of the impact they have had on so many by helping to make their indoor and outdoor spaces more beautiful, and because of their unselfish volunteer acts on behalf of worthy causes, Joey and Virginia Haddad are our October Bayou Icons. ARTICLE BY GEORGIANN POTTS | PHOTOGRAPHS BY KELLY MOORE CLA...
By Nathan Coker
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Sep 6th, 2022
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Living Ledbetter photography by Kelly Moore Clarkarticle by Georgiann Potts Dee McDonald Ledbetter comes by her sense of style honestly. She literally grew up surrounded by dapper dressers. Both her parents (Carol and Jesse McDonald) and her maternal grandparents (Mignon and Arthur Emerson) had a cer...
By Nathan Coker
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Jun 30th, 2022
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Article by Georgiann Potts and Photography by Kelly Moore Clark A family trip to Galveston, Texas, is travel agent Dianne Boyd Newcomer’s earliest travel memory. Even today, decades later, she remembers the joy of jumping waves there with her father and sisters. Her love for travel has been a mainsta...
By Nathan Coker
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May 29th, 2022
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Stuart Keith Scalia is a Monroe girl, through and through. She was born here, has lived her entire life here, found her one true love here, reared a family here, and is one of the happiest people you’d ever care to meet. Stuart is also a very busy woman. She balances a successful career with [&hellip...
By Nathan Coker
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Mar 31st, 2022
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ARTICLE BY GEORGIANN POTTSPHOTOGRAPHY BY KELLY MOORE CLARK Rebecca Watson Vizard has spent a lifetime exploring. Although Rebecca’s childhood was spent in Tensas Parish in the tiny town of St. Joseph in northeast Louisiana, her parents saw to it that she had glimpses of the world beyond from an early...
By Nathan Coker
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Mar 1st, 2022
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KRISTIN WOLKART’S JOURNEY TO BECOMING THE PRESIDENT OF ST. FRANCIS MEDICAL CENTER BEGAN WITH A LOVE FOR NURSING. SHE TAKES PRIDE IN THE PIVOTAL ROLE ST. FRANCIS PLAYS IN THE NORTHEAST LOUISIANA COMMUNITY. ARTICLE BY GEORGIANN POTTS PHOTOGRAPHY BY BRAD ARENDER AND RHYAN EMERY Not many people who know ...
By Nathan Coker
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Feb 1st, 2022
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ARTICLE BY GEORGIANN POTTSPHOTOGRAPHY BY KELLY MOORE CLARK Chief Jimmie Bryant and his wife, Renita, understand the importance of working hard to achieve dreams. Following the examples set especially by their mothers before them, the Bryant’s have embodied the idea that if something is worth having, ...