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By Meagan Russell
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Sep 8th, 2020
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Sue Sartor is no stranger to north Louisiana, and for good reason. She has lived much of her life here nurturing her family, committing to worthy causes, painting gorgeous abstract pieces, and enjoying the “soul warming” atmosphere that life in Louisiana brings. But Sartor has done something more. At...
By Cassie Livingston
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Jul 29th, 2020
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article by GEORGIANN POTTS and photography by KELLY MOORE CLARK In 1963, Billy Edd Wheeler wrote “Jackson”, a song made popular in 1967 when Johnny Cash and June Carter recorded it. The most memorable line in the song described a love match that was “hotter than a pepper sprout.” Anyone who has taste...
By Cassie Livingston
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Jun 5th, 2020
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ARTICLE BY GEORGIANN POTTS | PHOTOGRAPHY BY KELLY MOORE CLARK The first word people think of when they meet T.J. Stevenson is “joy”. Hers is a joyful soul, a loving soul, and a benevolent soul. Throughout life, she has experienced it all – sorrow, sadness, anger, love, and — more than anything ...
By Cassie Livingston
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Apr 29th, 2020
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ARTICLE BY GEORGIANN POTTSPHOTOGRAPHY BY KELLY MOORE CLARK There are two recurring themes in Dr. Ralph Abraham’s life — he always responds to the call to serve whenever and however it comes, and he always uses every opportunity to talk about the people and place that he loves and calls home. Th...
By Cassie Livingston
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Mar 26th, 2020
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Article by Georgiann Potts and Photography by Kelly Moore Clark “With God’s grace, hard work, and a plan we can achieve just about anything in this country.” Those words have served as an inspiration for Dr. Joseph “Joe” Profit throughout his lifetime. He heard them spoken by his father, Simon Profit...
By Meagan Russell
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Mar 5th, 2020
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ARTICLE BY GEORGIANN POTTS AND PHOTOGRAPHY BY KELLY MOORE CLARK Stuart Hodnett is a man on a mission. After living a number of years in Tennessee, Hodnett felt the urge to “come home.” Although he had enjoyed living away, the need to return to his roots was compelling. A family member’s serious illne...
By Meagan Russell
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Jan 28th, 2020
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In many ways, Dr. Pamela Higgins Saulsberry’s entire career has been a reflection of her life. Born to parents who felt the sting of discrimination firsthand, and then growing up through the turbulent civil rights era taught Pamela the need for finding a path to understanding among — and about ...
By Meagan Russell
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Dec 30th, 2019
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Dr. Meade O’Boyle, well-known and highly respected pediatrician, absolutely loves children. She always has, and always will. Her career has involved helping children in a variety of ways – working with the sick, protecting the abused, encouraging the disabled, and protecting the unborn. Because of he...
By Meagan Russell
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Nov 30th, 2019
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West Monroe Mayor Staci Albritton Mitchell is the perfect combination to lead the City of West Monroe forward – she is both strong-willed and a visionary. Her strength of character, her ability to recognize and act on opportunities, and – above all – her love for her community and its residents make ...
By Meagan Russell
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Oct 31st, 2019
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Faith. That simple word best describes Bill and Georgia Street, an unselfish and giving couple who are celebrating 53 years of marriage this year. Their faith abides in their God, in their family, and in the future, and is underpinned by a deep, abiding faith in the constancy of their own love for on...