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By Nathan Coker
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Jun 28th, 2015
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A quiet, unassuming mother and grandmother, you’d never suspect she was a player in foreign relations with world superpower China. That’s precisely why Nell Calloway is the Bayou Icon for July. article by Michael DeVault | photography by Brad Arender In 1937, an American moved to China for a job. The...
By Nathan Coker
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May 26th, 2015
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Leaving politics at the water’s edge, three-term Monroe mayor Jamie Mayo pulls back the curtain and shares reflections on life, love, and family. article by Michael DeVault | photography by Brad Arender In 1981, the financial aid office at Northeast Louisiana University was a walnut-paneled suite of ...
By Nathan Coker
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Apr 27th, 2015
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The Ark-La-Miss kitchen and gardening diva opens up about love, life and family in this no holds barred profile. With charm and grace, Dianne Cage demonstrates why she is a Bayou Icon. Article by Michael DeVault | Photography by Brad Arender A Faulkner novel would provide little fodder for the legend...
By Nathan Coker
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Mar 27th, 2015
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Johnny Johnson helped grow an empire and, with it, an economy. Michael DeVault gets this month’s BayouIcon to open up about the golden age of Monroe, family and the importance of the American Dream photography by Brad Arender Johnny Johnson doesn’t need to think too much to see where his life would h...
By Nathan Coker
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Feb 25th, 2015
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From Making the Town More Business Friendly to Diversifying the City’s Economy, Ruston Mayor Ronny Walker is Pushing To Transform His Community article by Michael DeVault | photo by Martin G Meyers Situated on North Trenton Street, one of Ruston’s busiest thoroughfares, City Hall lies at almost the e...
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Jan 27th, 2015
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Linda and Joe Holyfield open up about the interests they share, the dream they’ve lived and their plans to continue serving the community. by Michael DeVault | photograph by Brad Arender Joe Holyfield leaves his home on Deborah Drive early every morning. He travels up Deborah, past dozens of homes an...
By Nathan Coker
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Dec 29th, 2014
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From tiny Cabot, Arkansas, to Munich Germany, BayouLife recounts the Martial Arts adventures of BayouIcon Bob Allen article by Michael DeVault | photography by Martin G Meyers Anytime Bob Allen is sitting behind his desk in the Bob Allen Dojo, chances are he’s facing away from the people surrou...
By Nathan Coker
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Nov 25th, 2014
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Traveler. Entrepreneur. Philanthropist. These are a few words that could be used to describe  Sidney Wilhite. A man of few words and multitudes of adventures and experiences, Wilhite shares his story as this month’s Bayou Icon. Article by APRIL S KELLEY  |  Photography by BRAD ARENDER It all began wi...
By Nathan Coker
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Oct 28th, 2014
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Corre Stegall is a role model to young women across the United States. She’s smart, charming, giving and humble. She’s this month’s Bayou Icon. by Michael DeVault | photography by Brad Arender Corre Stegall’s home sits on a quiet, tucked away corner of Squire Creek, a comforta...
By Nathan Coker
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Sep 25th, 2014
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Bayou Icons Jean and Fred Huenefeld share their love of service, community, patriotism and each other article by Michael DeVault | photo by Brad Arender She was just sixteen when a tall, handsome football player slipped into the desk behind her. They were in English class, juniors at Ouachita Parish ...