Week of May 9, 2024

  • Gardening: Time to Get Rosy

    Carver-McDonald Branch Library at 2941 Renwick St. in Monroe LA will host a gardening program on how to prepare your garden for Spring planting. The presenter, Horticulture Kerry Heafner, LSU Ag Center with the community participation, the program is Thursday, May 16, 2024, at 11 AM. Joyce Powell, Branch Manager. Gardening is a great hobby to take up; it gets you outside, burning calories, and produces rewarding results. Some plants are shade plants, others need sun, and yet even more plants...

  • Dazzle Dance 12th Annual Recital

    Six-year-old Lauren Stringfellow, known as Miss Dazzle Dance of Dazzle Dance, has had a stellar year, captivating audiences and representing her dance studio with remarkable talent and beauty. Join Lauren and her Dazzle Dance Sisters as they grace the stage at the Dazzle Dance 12th Annual Recital, Saturday, June 1, 2024, at 6:00 PM at the Monroe Civic Center's Jack Howard Theater. Come celebrate the talented Dancers of Dazzle Dance and experience a...

  • Southside Legend Bobby Kyles

    Beloved Southside resident and The Mayor of 7th street was called up to Heaven on May 2, 2024. Brother Kyles was a pillar to the southside community. Brother Kyles leaves behind a wife, two kids, and five grandkids. Brother Kyles will be greatly missed by all that crossed paths with him. Visitation is at Smith's Funeral Home in Monroe LA from 3 until 6 pm, May 10, 2024. Funeral services are Saturday May 11, 2024 at 11 am at Tabernacle Baptist Church at 810...

  • 2nd Wife Drama Costly

    Eddie D. Gillis

    For the past four years, Matthew Sims' life has been tumultuous. Following a domestic incident with a partner he believed would be in his life permanently, Sims has watched his once stable existence crumble. Previously thriving with a good job and close family ties, his life took a sharp turn following an arrest for alleged physical altercations with his partner. He has since been embroiled in a legal battle to clear his name, facing significant challenges from a prosecutor intent on preventing him from reclaiming his former life. Sims has...

  • Alpha 29th Scholarship Awards

    The Eta Delta Lambda Chapter Education Foundation of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. hosted its 29th Scholarship Awards Banquet on Saturday, May 4, 2024, at the Monroe Civic Center B.D. Robinson Conference Hall in Monroe, LA. Distinguished Alphas present included Brother Anthony Jackson, Louisiana District Director, and Brother Jermaine Netherly, Southwest Regional Vice President. The event featured Brother Rev. Maurice White from Zion Travelers Baptist Church in Ruston, LA, as the banquet...

  • Happy Mother's Day

    "All that we are or ever hope to be, we owe to our angel mother. A mother is the one who fills your heart in the first place. Mother is one to whom you hurry when you are troubled. A mother's love is more beautiful than any fresh flower." Happy Mother's Day Hattie, Bedie and Berniece! Photo Berniece Allen Photo Bedie Lewis Photo Hattie...

  • Elm Street Shooting

    Eddie D. Gillis

    Disclaimer: All persons are presumed innocent until proven guilty. A man sought in connection with an April 22, 2024, shooting on Elm St. has been arrested and is now behind bars. According to Monroe Police (MPD), officers arrested Zacherian Logan as the suspect in the shooting, which caused bystanders, including adults and children, to scramble for safety. On the day of the alleged shooting, Logan and three other female suspects were seen searching for and surrounding a female victim, leading to a fight between the suspects and the victim....

  • Irma DeTiege Scholarship

    High school seniors interested in applying for the Irma DeTiege Scholarship, email information to [email protected]. Scholarship requirements: biographical essay, recent photograph, contact information, official GPA, high school transcript, class rank and ACT score. Deadline is May 17, 2024. The late legendary Irma Irma DeTiege, by God's amazing grace and mercy, helped many get through the race of life through her inspiration and fortitude. Please donate to the Irma DeTiege Scholarship...

  • Ouachita Parish DPEC Ceremony

    Ouachita Parish Democratic Party Executive Committee (DPEC) 2024 swearing Ceremony is Friday May 10, 2024 at 6pm at Mount Zion Baptist Church Life Center 211 Mount Zion St. in Monroe LA. The Honorable Judge Frederick Douglas Jones,...

  • Sydney Fort Scott Signee

    Wossman Lady Cat State Champion Nyvia Sydney inked a basketball letter of intent to Fort Scott Community College in Fort Scott Kansas on Wednesday May 8, 2024 at the George "Vamp" Belton Sorts Complex at Wossman High School in Monroe LA before family, Wossman Lady Cats and friends. Congratulations...

  • The End Is Near!

    Mankind was created to get to know God, to serve him, and to worship him. God set rules for man to live by here on earth. Man was set up as a spiritual leader, a provider, and protector for the family. God wants men to teach as well as lead by example. God wants every man to have his own wife; and every woman her own husband, be fruitful and their children blessed. How beautiful it is to see a family living by God's design. Children born out of wedlock, are not of God's divine order for his creation. Marriage is honored by God. It's His plan...

  • Daniels' Testimony Trump Nightmare

    Eddie D. Gillis

    Tuesday March 7 was a day in Donald Trump's life that he would not like to live over. Tuesday was the day that Stephanie Clifford otherwise known to the world as Stormy Daniels testified in the hush money trial where Trump is accused of paying Clifford/Daniels thousands of dollars for her to keep quiet over an alleged sexual encounter with Trump. The encounter happened back in 2006, long before Trump entered into politics because he was on top of the world as a businessman and television star on his "Apprentice" show. As the 2016 presidential...

  • Mother's Day Hats

    Bonnie's Hats & Whatever has you covered with Mother's Day Hats. Bonnie is an experienced hat specialist that can get you looking good with the right fit and hat! Give her a call at 318.614.1578 or bonniewh...

  • Counting Blessings

    Wishing you a happy birthday that's as wonderful and special as you are. Thanks for always reminding us that the good things in life aren't things, they're people just like you. Happy birthday Sharon Taylor! Love Elbert, your children and...

  • Carroll Glory

    Carroll High School in Monroe, LA, has always been a beacon of hope in our community. Its academic, athletic, band, choir, and STEM legacy was established in 1953 by its first principal, the legendary Morris Henry Carroll, who demanded excellence from students who hadn't yet realized their greatness. The Carroll mystique was set long ago and remains in the hearts of those who witnessed its glory then and now. This is why we still sing praises to Carroll High School. One individual who...

  • HE'S ABLE

    Pastor K. C. Wade

    AVANCING THE KINGDOM Ephesians 3:20 | NKJV Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, Beloved Rejoice and again I say Rejoice. The day of the Lord is at hand. It’s time to receive from the Lord Exceedingly and Abundantly above what we may ask or think. Oh My! If you desire Healing for yourself or somebody else, then ask for Healing! If you need Deliverance for yourself or somebody else, then ask for...

  • Billie Dunn White's 80th

    Billie Dunn White's 80th Billie Dunn White's 80th Birthday Gala, hosted by her children, took place on Saturday, May 4, 2024, at the Richwood Multi-Purpose building in Richwood, LA. Family and friends from across the United States came together to celebrate her milestone birthday. It was a memorable 80th birthday celebration that Billie won't soon forget. Praise God for His grace and...

  • Al Derry's Summer Getaway

    Join Al Derry for a summer excursion to Geyser Falls Water Park & Pearl River Casino in Philadelphia, MS. Set for Friday, June 14, 2024, at Mississippi's largest water park! The cost per person is just $115, with a $50 deposit due by May 11, 2024. This includes transportation, a water park ticket, and a $12 food voucher. For more details, contact Al Derry at (318)789-9690. THIS IS FOR THE KIDS AND THE KIDS AT...

  • Faith-filled

    Jessica DeTiege

    I think a lot about faith. What it is, how it works, and why I need it are a few of the many questions I consider. I believe we have all been called to gain a deeper understanding of faith in every season we may face. Through Bible study, devotional readings, and conversations with other Christian believers, I have come to understand that we cannot have a breakthrough in our lives without faith; the only way that we can increase our faith is by hearing from God. Hearing from God requires us to be purposeful and consistently set aside time to...

  • In Loving Memory

    In loving memory, we announce the passing of Charles Roggerson, SR. on Monday, May 6, 2024. The funeral service will be held at St. Mary Baptist Church, on 1600 Peach Street, in Monroe, LA on Saturday, May 11, 2024, at 11:00am. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Miller's Funeral... Full story

  • Marcus "Tutti Frutti" Johnson's Homegoing

    "Think of him still as you may, remember he's not dead, he's just away. They say time heals, but nothing can change the way that I feel." God smiled on Alex Johnson Sr. & Stella Mae Parker when He sent a gift of love in the form of Marcus 'Tutti Frutti' Johnson. God claimed His gift on May 4, 2024. 'Tutti Frutti', as he was affectionately known, attended Richwood High School in Monroe, Louisiana, and later went to the Job Corp in San Marcos, TX. He was baptized at Calvary Baptist Church under...

  • Deaths

    Marvin D. Dickens, 60 Marvin D. Dickens, of Monroe, LA died April 29, 2024. Service: 11:00 AM, Saturday, May 11, 2024 in the chapel of Hester Central State Funeral Home, 811 Louise Anne Ave., Monroe, LA. Visitation: 3:00 - 6:00 PM, Friday, May 10, 2024 in the Chapel of Hester Central State Funeral Home. Burial: Richwood Memorial Gardens, 2705 Richwood Rd. #2, Monroe, LA. Barbara Jean Rutland, 85 James Wyatt of Monroe, LA, a Cook, died May 22, 2024. Service: 2:00 PM, Friday May 10, 2024 at Mt. Sinai Baptist Church, Monroe, LA. Visitation: 3:00... Full story

  • Community Events Calendar Happenings

    Happenings Edna’s Cooking “Home of the Breakfast Bowl” Serving southern style hot breakfast and lunch daily: Monday - Friday, 6:00 AM – 2:30 PM. Saturday, 7:00 AM – 2:00 PM. All plates come with coffee or fountain drink. Great food! Great service at reasonable prices. Three Monroe locations: Now Save #1 4399, Hwy 165 South, 318-737-7873; Tiger Market Café, 1800 Forsythe Ave, Suite 1, 318-325-4000; Now Save # 5, Hwy 165 South and Hadley St. Ms. Edna and Staff ~ Serving up LOVE every day! Edna’s Cooking features $4.99 breakfast and... Full story

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