Monroe Dispatch - No Struggle, No Progress

Shootout Neighbors on Edge

No community is immune from hearing or witnessing gun violence. Gun shots are fired in every section of town regardless to social economic status. In the 21st century it has and will become the new...

Parkview Shooting Devastating

Mother alleges her son didn't kill himself. The road of life has no road maps, GPS or rest areas. Life is filled with people who want to help or take advantage. One must find God somewhere and...

Widow's Benefits Fight

Gloria Dean James says that she is a determined woman who will fight for what she believes is right. James has been embroiled in a dispute with the Monroe Office of Social Security for a number of...

Anywhere but Here

By Coach Jesse Smith In my opinion, the ruling by the judge was fair. By the time the case was presented to the judges, Monroe City School Board (MCSB) had already begin the building process of the...

Myrtle Johnson Dedicated, Encouraged Respected

Mrs. Myrtle Ford Johnson 102, was born August 28, 1917. God called his faithful servant home on June 19, 2020. Mrs. Johnson was a native of Monroe LA , where she met and married the late Luther...

Betty Taylor-Owens Cherished

Sunrise: September 15, 1929- Sunset: June 20, 2020 "For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the...

Carroll/College Grads

Carroll High School 2015 Graduates Breonna and Hannah Freeman both received Master of Biomedical Science Degrees from William Carey University of Osteopathic Medicine Hattiesburg MS on May 16, 2020....

Don't Let Monroe Tumble

Do you not realize that our city cannot afford to let the walls stop? Walls give the illusion of safety, for some a false sense of security. Some people barricade themselves behind the walls: the...

Good Shepherds

We see them all the time, mostly unnoticed as they go about handling God's business. Good shepherds don't boast or brag. They are there when you need them. Many times, you don't have to call them,...

District 17 Barbers & Hair Stylists I

f you are needing free masks to provide to your clients contact State Representative Pat Moore 300 Washington St. Suite 304 Monroe LA 71202 318-362-3014 or...

The End Is Near

He takes away the heart of the chief of the people of the earth and causes them to wander in a wilderness where there is no way. They grope in darkness without light, and he makes them to stagger like a drunken man. ( Job 12:24-25 ) In these last...

Ealy 59th Wedding Anniversary

Happy 59th Anniversary Willie and Dorothy Ealy June 24! May you get many more years of life together to celebrate with your love getting stronger and...

Iron Sharpens Iron

Have you ever tried cutting something with dull scissors? Or try cutting thick meat like steak with a butter knife? Despite all of the tugging or manipulation one may try, the wrong knife or scissors aren’t a bit of good. As a young girl, I would...

A Spirit of a Sound Mind

2 Timothy 1:7 | NKJV For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. We do not fear! Be it a pestilence, scourge, locusts, virus or disease. We stand on the WORD of God so we therefore Do Not Fear!!! We...

Happenings

Edna’s Cooking “Home of the Breakfast Bowl” Serving Southern Style Hot Breakfast & Lunch Daily Monday- Friday 6 am – 2:30 pm and Sat 7 am – 2 pm All Plates come with coffee or fountain drink Great Food! Great Service @ Reasonable Prices 2...

In Loving Memory of Mrs. Florine Brimmer

Mrs. Florine Lane Brimmer was born August 22, 1939 in Leland, Mississippi to the late David Lane and Cleotha Lewis. She received her final wings at Emory-Decatur Medical Center in Decatur, Georgia on...

Sam Long Jr's Final Rites

On Friday June 5, 2020, Sam Long Jr. was called home to be with the Lord. A native of Monroe LA, Sam Long Jr. was born on December 16, 1933. He was the son of the late Sam Long Sr. and Lila Turner...

Memorial Tribute

Please join us honoring the Life and Achievements of Catrina Monique Green ( July 20, 1975- June 1, 2020) for a public memorial and visitation service Saturday June 27, 2020; Visitation 12-1pm-Time...

Deaths

Hazel Dean, 93 Hazel Dean of Monroe, LA Homemaker died June 16, 2020. Graveside Service: 2:00 P.M. Friday June 26, 2020 at New Hope Baptist Church, Slaughter, LA., under the direction of Smith Funeral Home. Visitation (Drive Through): 2:00 until...

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