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Mother enjoys raising family in Ruston

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Submitted photo Carolyn Russell is pictured above with her husband, Skip, during the 2015 Louisiana Peach Festival parade.

Editor’s Note: This is the third in a series of features running in March in recognition of Women’s History Month.

Being a wife, mother and a homemaker may not seem like much, but for some women it’s a blessing.

Carolyn Russell had her first child at 26 and her sixth at age 42. The years in between were riddled with fun and friends, and the years since have been filled with adventure.

“I’m not from Ruston,” Russell said. “I’m from Bunkie.”

So how did a woman that is known as the right hand to a local businessman end up in Ruston?

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