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By Meagan Russell
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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 Meagan Russell
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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 Meagan Russell
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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 Meagan Russell
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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 ...
By Meagan Russell
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Aug 25th, 2014
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Janet Haedicke – Progressive Thinker, Professor, Beauty, Trend-Setter – September’s BayouIcon article by Michael DeVault | photographed by Brad Arender Picture this in your mind. It’s nine a.m. on a Friday morning, and you are sitting in a college classroom. The topic of today’s dis...
By Meagan Russell
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Jul 24th, 2014
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Thurman Dickey – the king of cakes in North Louisiana – is known for his monumental creations and contributions to our community. by Ann Bloxom Smith photographs by Brad Arender Layer upon layer of luscious white cake with cream cheese filling—Thurman Dickey’s favorite—brings to mind the delicate bea...
By Meagan Russell
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May 21st, 2014
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Bayou Icons: Carole and Tex Kilpatrick article by Michael DeVault | photography by Joli Livaudais At first, it’s a biography fitting of many couples borne of post-World War II America. Carole and Tex Kilpatrick met, married, started a business and a family, and along the way became philanthropi...
By Meagan Russell
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Apr 25th, 2014
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Adele Ransom article by Michael DeVault | photography by Joli Livaudais “Have you ever been to Sedona?” she asks. She’s seated in a high-backed chair that makes her look much smaller than her impossibly small frame. A shock of white hair whisps across her forehead, perpetually winds...
By Meagan Russell
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Feb 25th, 2014
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  Lucky Charms: The Life and Times of Mary Simpson article by Michael DeVault | photo by Joli Livaudais   Mary Quinn Simpson was born in a castle and lives today in a spacious Park Avenue flat. Yet, as with so many facets of Mary’s life and career, things aren’t always quite what they seem....
By Meagan Russell
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Feb 1st, 2014
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Drs. Thomas Williams and LaTonya Williams make an impact in the community through their love of medicine Article by Michael DeVault | Photography by Joli Livaudais When Thomas Williams came to Monroe for a residency at E.A. Conway Medical Center, he expected to be here for just a few years before lea...