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By Meagan Russell
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Jan 1st, 2022
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ARTICLE BY NILS BORQUIST PHOTOGRAPHY BY KELLY MOORE CLARK WALK INTO KRON GRACIE JIU JITSU at 1412 Natchitoches Street in West Monroe on nearly any afternoon or evening during the week and you will notice him. Amidst the children and teens in their crisp, white gis running and rolling on the cushioned...
By Meagan Russell
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Jan 1st, 2022
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FOR MICHELLE HARVEY, DANCE  HAS ALWAYS BEEN PART OF HER LIFE. SHE STARTED TEACHING IN HIGH SCHOOL AND WOULD LATER OPEN HER OWN DANCE STUDIO BEFORE RETURNING TO WORK WITH LINDA FORD AT LINDA LAVENDER SCHOOL OF DANCE AND THE TWIN CITY BALLET COMPANY.  ARTICLE BY STARLA GATSON PHOTOGRAPHY BY KELLY MOORE...
By Meagan Russell
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Jan 1st, 2022
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ARTICLE BY GEORGIANN POTTS PHOTOGRAPHY BY KELLY MOORE CLARK Rhonda Grace has a simple message for everyone she meets: “Love God, love others, and love yourself!” Hers has not always been an easy life, but one thing has seen her through it all – her steadfast faith. That faith has led her down many pa...
By Meagan Russell
In Bayou Eats
Jan 1st, 2022
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article by Vanelis Rivera photography by Kelly Moore Clark recipes by Hope Anderson Frugé Food has always meant something to Hope Anderson Frugé. “It was handed down from generation to generation,” she says, referring to the cooks and bakers in her family. When she remembers when her relationship wit...
By Meagan Russell
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Dec 1st, 2021
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ARTICLE BY STARLA GATSON PHOTOGRAPHY BY KELLY MOORE CLARK Stefan Nodarse aspired to be a comic book artist, but his career in art took several turns before landing in printmaking. As an alumni of the University of Monroe’s art program, and a Master’s graduate of Indiana State University, the Oak Grov...
By Meagan Russell
In Bayou Artist
Dec 1st, 2021
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ARTICLE BY VANELIS RIVERA AND PHOTOGRAPHY BY KELLY MOORE CLARK As I made my way among the cluster of trade show booths displaying an array of artisanal handiwork at Downtown Monroe’s October Art Crawl, the chill air carried the sounds of an electric guitar. A musician clad in a black cape pierced the...
By Meagan Russell
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Dec 1st, 2021
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ARTICLE BY VANELIS RIVERA AND PHOTOGRAPHY BY KELLY MOORE CLARK Whether we’re styled for comfort or to dazzle, there’s more than meets the eye when it comes to the clothes we choose. One thing is for certain, though: when you look good you feel great. Which is why, if the opportunity arises, our call ...
By Meagan Russell
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Dec 1st, 2021
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ARTICLE BY GEORGIANN POTTS | PHOTOGRAPHY BY KELLY MOORE CLARK Both Jim and Anne Lockhart meet people easily and with a perceptible warmth. Although neither was born here, these two have been an integral part of this community for almost all of their lives. Each has influenced countless people – young...
By Meagan Russell
In Bayou Eats
Dec 1st, 2021
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article by Vanelis Rivera | photography by Kelly Moore Clark Shopping the over 40 locally-owned antique shops, boutiques, and specialty stores on Trenton Street in West Monroe, Louisiana, just got a whole lot sweeter. Only in their eighth week of business, Cake has been luring passersbys with the pro...
By Meagan Russell
In Bayou Beats
Dec 1st, 2021
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ARTICLE BY VANELIS RIVERA PHOTOGRAPHY BY ANDREW BAILEY AND CASSIE LIVINGSTON Music allows us to escape our troubles, but when you are a songwriter, you are often getting your troubles outside of you. This has been Amanda Mcdowell’s experience as a singer/songwriter. With a vivacious spirit, Mcdowell ...