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By Meagan Russell
In Bayou Icon
Sep 1st, 2021
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ARTICLE BY GEORGIANN POTTS PHOTOGRAPHY BY KELLY MOORE CLARK Sometimes a name just fits. That is certainly the case with Joy Russo Loomis. Those who know her recognize Joy’s joyful spirit, something her mother couldn’t have known when she named her infant daughter. Her mother would, however, recognize...
By Meagan Russell
In Bayou Eats
Sep 1st, 2021
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Luke Parrish, a West Monroe native, moved back home after living in East Texas to open Monroe’s newest eateries, Clawdaddy’s Crawfish and Oyster Bar. article by VANELIS RIVERA     /   photography KELLY MOORE CLARK “Obviously, the way you cook ‘em is critical.” Luke Parrish, the owner of Clawdaddy’s C...
By Meagan Russell
In Bayou Beats
Sep 1st, 2021
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article by Vanelis Rivera / photography by Andrew Bailey The list of Louisiana music artists who played or sang in church before topping the charts is quite substantial. But the house of prayer that Mark Taylor Jr. frequented as a child in Rayville, Louisiana did not allow music. If it wasn’t for his...
By Meagan Russell
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Aug 1st, 2021
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article by VANELIS RIVERAphotography by KELLY MOORE CLARK Before Jay Yates, COO of King Springs, toured me through his family’s one-year-old water bottling facility, he wanted me to see the land. “Alright, so this is one of our largest hay meadows.” As I rode shotgun in his pickup, he pointed to lush...
By Meagan Russell
In Bayou Eats
Aug 1st, 2021
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Article by Vanelis Rivera Styling by Taylor Bennett Photos by Kelly Moore Clark  The idea of the common good has been a consistent theme in Western political philosophy since the era of the ancient Greek city-states. It calls for a deeply embedded fellowship and asserts that people can and should liv...
By Meagan Russell
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Aug 1st, 2021
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ARTICLE BY NILS BORQUIST PHOTOGRAPHY BY KELLY MOORE CLARK William and Rebecca Cook, the owners and operators of the Indian Village Harvest Farm, believe in the mantra of “faith, family, and farming.” These are not just empty words, a slogan simply meant to sound nice or sell products. The three piece...
By Meagan Russell
In Bayou Icon
Aug 1st, 2021
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Catfish Cabin of Monroe will celebrate 50 years of serving delicious meals. Today, the restaurant is owned and operated by the children of original owners James Russell Hearn, Sr. and his wife Norma Moore Hearn. ARTICLE BY GEORGIANN POTTS AND PHOTOS BY KELLY MOORE CLARK In March 15, 2022, Catfish Cab...
By Meagan Russell
In Bayou Artist
Aug 1st, 2021
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article by STARLA GATSON photography by KELLY MOORE CLARK It didn’t take long for Maggie Jones Boudreaux’s artistic vocabulary to begin developing. Given the fact that she grew up under the influence of both a mother and grandmother who were artists and makers, the Ruston native’s appreciation for ar...
By Meagan Russell
In Bayou Beats
Aug 1st, 2021
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article by Vanelis Rivera | photography by Andrew Bailey In the midst of guitar wielding, drum stick-laden, bass picking, piano playing, and horn blowing musicians in any given local performance, it’s easy to spot the six foot, curly-haired player with a fiddle resting on his left collar bone while h...
By Meagan Russell
In Bayou Beats
Jun 30th, 2021
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At 57, Monty Russell has developed a signature look fitting for a guitarist who plays country, gospel, and bluegrass. He often elects to wearing denim on denim, a Stetson Open Road 10x Straw Cowboy Hat, and black boots to finish it off. As a spirited man and an even livelier musician, Monty has colle...