Monroe Dispatch - No Struggle, No Progress

Fed Up Blood Everywhere

Fear can be a blessing or a curse. When a person gets fed up, they are dangerous. It's like a cat pushed into a corner, no way but one way out, which can become someone's worst nightmare. According...

Monroe Daggs' Memories Treasured

The door of life opens and closes. Many are upset when the door closes. A great guy in our community has found his way across the Jordan River. Hearts are saddened upon hearing of the passing of...

Bayou Classic Kick-Off

At the Bayou Classis Kick-Off at the Monroe Airport Monroe LA recently, former Grambling Queen Edith Douzart was in attendance representing her Alma Mata Grambling State University. There were many...

Miss Wossman 2018

Wossman High School Monroe LA crowned Miss Wossman Larriuna Shell Tuesday October 2, at coronation activities held at the school. Miss Wossman was beautiful, poised and pristine as she was crowned by...

Cherished Moment

At Carroll Homecoming Monroe LA recently, Miss Carroll Jaevyenne Williams-Taylor received real love from her dad Joe Taylor before they walked across the Carroll Football Field. This was a moment few...

Verbon awarded Highest NAACP Honor

Brother Verbon Muhammad, Sr & NOI-Monroe LA was awarded the NAACP's highest award in the state of Louisiana by NAACP State President Michael McClanahan at the State Convention Freedom Fund...

Love Hurts So Good

It happens all the time, domestic disputes more so than less. Many times, those involved don't understand why until in the moment. Calmer heads prevail once the police arrive. Until then chaos...

HAMPCO 10th Financial Literacy Commencement

HAMPCO, INC. 10th Annual Financial Literacy Graduation Ceremony was Saturday, September 24, at Harvey Benoit Community Center Monroe LA. Dr. Leonard Clark was guest speaker. State Representative...

Coach Tattoo: Big Man Saving Kids

Community leaders come in all shapes, sizes and colors. What makes them stand apart is the heart inside of them for what they do, in order to make a difference in the community. Emmanuel Brown, Jr....

Sunday Alcohol Sales Ordinance Introduced

The Ouachita Parish Police Jury took an important step Monday (Oct. 1) night at its regularly scheduled meeting, when an ordinance to permit alcohol to be sold on Sunday was on the agenda. No action was taken by Jurors, as the ordinance was only...

PICK'EM GRISSOM'S FOOTBALL PREDICTIONS

(WEEK 6) GRISSOM'S TOP 10 (WEEK 6) 1. WEST MONROE REBS (5-0) def Neville 29-14 Next: Friday at #6 Ruston (3-2) 2. BASTROP RAMS (5-0) def Holy Savior Menard 58-0 Next: Friday at Brother Martin (3-2)...

It's Football Season

These LHSAA Referees are sought throughout the area. They believe in letting the teams and players decide the outcome of their games called, not them. Referees Ray...

Future Dreamers

I remember watching television shows like the Jetsons and thinking a lot of the technologies they had would be nice but never actually saw them really happening. The Jetsons were based in the 2060 future era, and we are only in 2018. Our reality is...

"IF WE HAD KNOWN" (The if I would have, could have, should have poem)

IF WE HAD KNOWN that the favor you did for us would be the last good deed of your hands We would have asked you to do something that was impossible for any woman, girl, boy or man Like walking the shores of the seven seas and count each grain of...

Pay Attention to Political Issues

Political issues affect us all and it is vital that we pay attention to them. We must realize that the government has control over many aspects of our lives. Politicians can alter our access to reproductive/contraceptive resources, our taxes, our...

Jimmie Lee Jones' Passes Unexpectedly

The community mourns the loss of Jimmie Lee Jones, who was born August 27, 1959 and died September 26, 2018 after a brief illness. Jimmie served his community as delivery driver for Aaron's Pharmacy...

Obituaries

Jimmie Jones, 59 Jimmie Jones of Monroe, LA Delivery Driver died September 26, 2018. Services: 2:00 P.M., Saturday October 6 at True Vine Baptist Church, Monroe, LA. Visitation: 1:00 - 6:00 P.M., Friday October 5 at Smith Funeral Home, Monroe, LA....

GOD, JESUS, CHURCH

God is the Creator of Heaven, Earth, seas and all things that live. Jesus is the Son of God who came down from Heaven to teach men and women how to live before God and man and that we should love God and love one another. The church is God’s...

FIGHT WITH YOUR FAITH

1 Timothy 6:12 "Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, to which you were also called and have confessed the good confession in the presence of many witnesses." Oh, Beloved Fight the Good Fight of Faith! It is the only Fight worth...

Pulpits & Pews

Annual Harvest Drive Cuba Baptist Church on 343 Blankston Road in Bosco, LA on Sunday October 7, at 12 noon. Special guest Rev. Tharris Bishop of Goodhope Baptist Church in Corey LA. Dr. Samuel Toney Pastor “Family & Friends Day” Rose of Sharon...

Happenings - October 2018

Playing on Ignorance There are citizens who do not know the Monroe City Schools are planning to build a new Martin Luther King Jr. School! The citizens who don’t know will know when their houses flood again and the unbearable traffic on Parkview...

MARY ROGGERSON'S PRAYING STUDENTS

*Inspired by God through Mary Roggerson & Morning Day Prayer Ministries under the leadership of Pastor Kenneth Nolley, St. Mary Baptist Church Purpose: For all children to learn, pray and confess the Word of God. Goal: For all children to have an...

The Nature and Mission of the Church

The symbol for the early church in the early history of Christianity was the "boat." The church was understood as an"ark of salvation" carrying believers safely over the flood that destroys life. The earliest name of the Christian Church was "The...

Happy 70th Birthday Delores Carol Hollis

Happy 70th Birthday Delores Carol Hollis Happy 70th Birthday Delores Carol Hollis Tuesday October 9! We love...

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