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Louisiana Teacher of the Year Kimberly Eckert (left) visits with Vice President Mike Pence and Second Lady Karen Pence during the National Teachers of the Year gala in Washington, D.C. Eckert is a Marksville native teaching at Brusly High in the West Baton Rouge Parish School District.

Louisiana Teacher of the Year Kim Eckert represents state in D.C. event

Louisiana Teacher of the Year Kimberly Guillot Eckert, a Marksville native teaching at Brusly High in West Baton Rouge Parish, traveled to Washington, D.C., as part of the National Teacher of the

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Elaine Edwards (center) shares husband Edwin Edwards' triumph with their four children (from left) Victoria, Anna, Stephen (behind Elaine) and David. Elaine and Edwin Edwards were high school sweethearts at Marksville High and married in 1949 and divorced in 1989. She was the state's first lady in Edwards' first three terms as governor and was served three months as the appointed interim U.S. senator when Allen Ellender died in 1972.

Three-term La. First Lady Elaine Schwartzenburg Edwards dies at age 89

Elaine Schwartzenburg Edwards, Louisiana’s first lady in three of husband Edwin Edward’s terms as governor, passed away Monday in hospice care after a long illness, her family said.

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