Baker is a place once known for its rich history and beauty. Despite those efforts in a neighborhood this homeowner has nurtured for years, neglect has slowly been making its way into some spots of the Leland community.
For decades Otis Washington was a Louisiana football powerhouse. Washington’s notable career, including stints at St. Augustine, LSU, and as the head coach at Southern University made him a household name.
The parking lot of Cortana Mall was taken over by a car show Saturday evening. This show, however, wasn’t about showing off old school Cadillacs, fancy hand painted flames, or even cars hiding surprises under the hood. It was about old-fashioned conversation.
For the last 34 years, Debra Fournet, owner of Party Paradise, has been ordering the usual. The usual is three 244 cubic foot helium tanks. But the last time she tried to re-up an order with her supplier, Praxair, just a few days before Mother’s Day she was stopped in her tracks.
It’s routine for Jordan Williams and his wife to get a little flooding from Beaver Bayou near their home. But with the high level of water surrounding their home, most wouldn’t say it falls under the category of normal.
For many, church is where you go when you can’t go anywhere else. For Florence Milburn, Greater Union Baptist Church is home. “We’re always going to church,” Milburn says. “Sunday school, choir rehearsal, we were there 3-4 nights a week and then again on Sunday morning.”