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Helping provide comfort for homeless

Top left: Dot Napper flattens and folds plastic bags at the first station of the mat preparation. Top right: Barbara Rising weaves plarn, or plastic being used as yard, on a loom made by John Gallemore. Bottom left: After completing the weaving, Gayla Abbott puts the finishing touches on a mat. Bottom right: Nelda Herren displays a completed mat, rolled with a Velcro shoulder strap attached, now ready for delivery. Leader photos by CATHI COX-BONIOL

01/24/2021 - 12:00am
For members of Grace United Methodist Church, “plarn” is the key to making a difference. That difference can be seen in more than 90 mats that have been created out of plastic bags for those who are homeless. In 2019, Janelle Wheelis heard about...


Baseball legend Aaron remembered locally

Hank Aaron, who died Friday at the age of 86, is pictured at Squire Creek Country Club in 2015 during a fundraiser reception that raised $50,000 for the Eddie G. Robinson Museum. Leader file photo by T. SCOTT BOATRIGHT

01/24/2021 - 12:00am
While known worldwide, Hank Aaron made a big impact locally here in Lincoln Parish. In May of 2015, the man known as “Hammerin’ Hank” was presented with an honorary doctorate of business degree during Grambling State University’s spring commencement...


What do rising gas prices mean for state this time?
01/24/2021 - 12:00am
The law of supply and demand is a theory that defines the relationship between the price of a given good or product and the willingness of people to either buy or sell it. Generally, it says that as price increases people are willing to supply more...


John Davidson Calhoun
01/24/2021 - 12:00am
John Davidson Calhoun passed away of natural causes on January 17, 2021, in Ruston, LA. He was predeceased by his wife, Nita Evans Calhoun, and his parents, John D. Calhoun, Sr. and Helen Bosshard Calhoun. John is survived by his loving sister,...