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  • Mrs. Frances Reddix's Treasured Legacy

    Jan 12, 2023

    April 1,1928 to January 9, 2023 Mrs. Frances Olee Pierce Reddix - mother, wife, educator, activist, and dignitarian - ascended to her next transition to be with the Lord on January 9, 2023. She was preceded in death by her late husband, Dr. John Ira Reddix, and is succeeded by her four remaining daughters, Dr. Johnetta McCalla (Eric McCalla), Attorney Brenda Reddix-Smalls (Milton Smalls), Dr. Ollibeth Reddix, and Dr. Irance Reddix McCray(Jimmie McCray). She also leaves a host of grandchildren...

  • More Salt Please!

    Katima Epting-Wiley|Jan 12, 2023

    Matthew 5:14 “Ye are the salt of the earth….” These days, even six-year-old children are firing weapons, domestic violence cases are increasing, more parents are hurting children, and other ridiculous issues are arising. It’s a mess, and something has to change because too many are leaving before their time. Too many are suffering. Why is this so? Why is this generation so angry? This is one of the most innovative, creative, and gifted generations, yet, all of that ingenuity is being used to...

  • "Heated Richwood Meeting Another Side 2"

    Richwood Alderman Wilbert Reed|Jan 12, 2023

    In response to the article in the December 22, 2022 edition of the Monroe Dispatch regarding "the other side" article submitted by Richwood Mayor Brown - It's ironic that Alderman Profit didn't complain, at least to me, about my actions. Mr. Profit knew he was out of line and had it coming. I had been the butt of Mr. Profits' antics during town meetings for many months and had repeatedly asked him not to interfere when I was talking and not to tell me how and when to vote. It's disrespectful...

  • Henry "Gobie" "Homeboy" Johnson's Memories

    Jan 12, 2023

    August 23, 1937- December 26, 2022 Henry P. Johnson, Sr. was born August 23, 1937 in Monroe, LA. He was the 5th child of proud parents Nelson Johnson Sr. and Estella Carter. Both his parents and six siblings preceded him in death. Gobie accepted Christ as his Lord and Savior at an early age at Antioch Baptist Church in Monroe, LA. He was a proud Carroll High School class of 1957 graduate, where he was a ferocious athlete for the mighty Bulldogs. Gobie married his childhood sweetheart, Carolyn...

  • Robbery Shooting.. Clerk's Manslaughter Charge

    Jan 12, 2023

    Disclaimer: All persons are innocent until proven guilty. In the world in which we live, there has never been something for nothing. The society we live in is capitalistic. The word free has plagued new generations of Blacks because some contend they can get things for free without suffering the consequences of their harmful actions. Nothing is truly free. Someone always has to pay either by taxes or other means for "free stuff". According to police reports, another shooting has occurred in...

  • Christmas Gala

    Jan 12, 2023

    Many gathered to usher in the Christmas spirit at the NELA Delta African American Heritage Museum in Monroe, LA for a special Christmas Gala held Friday, December 9, 2022. The evening was one to remember with the Main Event Band providing a festive soundtrack for the occasion....

  • Happy 2023

    Jan 12, 2023

    Last year 2022 is not this year 2023. Take all that God has promised you and have the best year of your life! For all the promises of God in him are yea, and in him Amen, unto the glory of God by us. - 2 Corinthians 1:20 (KJV)...

  • Comedian Killed in NOLA

    Jan 12, 2023

    A beloved New Orleans comedian who was shot and killed outside of the Rouses in the New Orleans central business district just before Christmas was laid to rest Thursday, January 5, 2022. Brandon "Boogie B" Montrell's funeral services were held along with a second line in his honor. Investigations revealed Boogie B was shot multiple times in his car outside of a Rouses in the 700 block of Baronne Street around 4:00 PM on Friday, December 30, 2022. Montrell just got back in town from a trip to Los Angeles, according to a relative. He was...

  • Deaths

    Jan 12, 2023

    Sadie Mae Marshall, 93 of Monroe, LA Housekeeping died Wednesday December 21, 2022. Visitation: 3:30-5:30PM Thursday December 29, 2022 at McFarland Funeral Companies in Monroe, LA. Celebration of Life: 2:00PM Friday December 30, 2022 at Greater Free Gift B. C. in Monroe, LA 71202. Burial: Richwood Memorial Gardens under direction of McFarland Funeral Company-Monroe. Johnnie M. Price, 38 of Monroe, LA Homemaker died Friday December 22, 2022. Visitation: 6:00-8:00PM Wednesday January 4, 2023 at McFarland Funeral Companies in Monroe, LA....

  • Art on Purpose

    Jan 12, 2023

    Creating a Lasting Legacy Exhibition Currently on View Through February 25, 2023 Public Reception: Friday, January 20 Reception Time: 5:30-7:30 pm with collectors and artists talk at 6:00 pm Location: Masur Museum of Art, 1400 South Grand St. Monroe LA. FREE admission Featuring live music by Coco York About the Exhibition and Collectors: This exhibition is mainly comprised from the art collection of Cheryl and Will Sutton and features works of art by African American artists, focusing on...

  • Pulpits & Pews

    Jan 12, 2023

    WORD MINISTRIES Spreading the Gospel Brother James Goods, Jr. For a free weekly email transcript of the Sunday School Lesson Summary; send your email address request to [email protected] See pg 9 1st Sermon Monica Benjamin Greater New Antioch Baptist Church 301 Sherrouse Ave. Monroe LA cordially invite you to share in the 1st Initial Sermon for Sister Monica Benjamin on Sunday, January 15,2023-10:45 am...

  • Celebrating

    Jan 12, 2023

    "A wish for you on your birthday, whatever you ask may you receive, whatever you seek may you find, whatever you wish may it be fulfilled on your birthday January 15 and always. Happy birthday Rosalind Lumpkins!"...

  • Kick Off New Year with Nutrition, & Vitamin

    Jan 12, 2023

    Presenter: Markaye Russell, LSU Ag Center Agent; Thursday, January 19, 2023, 11:00 A.M.-12:00 P.M. Are vitamins and supplements the same thing? Vitamins are a type of supplement. Other types of supplements include minerals, herbs, or nutrients like fiber." Dietary supplements typically contain a combination of these nutrients, as well as phytonutrients like carotenoids, or antioxidants, and flavonoids. There are 13 essential vitamins - vitamins A, C, D, E, K, and the B vitamins (thiamine,...

  • Happenings

    Jan 12, 2023

    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 $6.99 breakfast and coffee, $9.99 lunch an...

  • Monroe Dispatch Pricing Update

    Jan 12, 2023

    In consideration of current economic conditions, it’s become necessary for minimal price 2023 updates 1-year Mailed Subscription $60, 6 month Mailed Subscription $42, Industrial Subscriptions 1 year $65 and newspapers $2 that will take effect on January 21, 2023....

  • CASE Carroll Books Christmas Donation

    Jan 12, 2023

    Carroll's Alliance for Success, and Excellence (CASE) donatied the Big Life Journal for Teens and Tweens to all 576 students who attend Carroll High School (CHS). This interactive journal is graphically appealing and brilliantly designed with tweens and teens in mind to develop their growth mindset. With all the uncertainty the world, and these students have endured over the last three years, members of CASE consider it especially important to offer additional support to our youth. The highly...

  • PRAYING AND CONFESSING THE WORD OF GOD

    Mary Roggerson|Jan 12, 2023

    *Inspired by God through Mary Roggerson under the leadership of Pastor Kenneth Nolley, St. Mary Baptist Church Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord, O my soul! Psalm 146:1 Prayer: Hallelujah to You, Lord God! You deserve the highest praise. I gladly praise You with my whole heart. Confession: My soul praises the Lord! Wednesday and Thursday While I live I will praise the Lord; I will sing praises to my God while I have my being. Psalm 146:2 Prayer: Lord God, I will sing and praise You for as long as I live. I want You...

  • New Seasons

    Christina Gary|Jan 12, 2023

    This year 2023, I believe that the whole purpose is for new seasons and breakthroughs in life. As the 2023 year begins, I feel like we will all prosper and go through changes that we wouldn’t imagine. No matter how long it takes or when it will happen, we all are going to go through a new season. These new seasons will make us and mold us into better persons for our futures. Whether it is getting rid of bad habits or bad people in your life, always remember that change starts with you. You m...

  • 'WHAT YOU DID TO ME'

    Mr. Marion Obafemi THE PO FOLKS POET|Jan 12, 2023

    (VENGEANCE IS MINE SAYS THE LORD) Romans 12:17-19 As we enter into the New Year, it is important that we do not bring any bagage with us from 2022 and previous years that will hinder us from accomplishing our goals and receiving the blessings that we are expecting in 2023. Unforgiveness is a burden that is carried by those of us who refuse to release the deeply seated anger, bitterness and even hatred toward someone that has done us wrong. These strong emotions are usually valid and appear to be justified due to what has been done to us, but...

  • REDEMPTION

    Pastor K. C. Wade, ADVANCING THE KINGDOM|Jan 12, 2023

    Job 19:25 | NKJV For I know that my Redeemer lives, And He shall stand at last on the earth. Beloved we know that our REDEEMER LIVES!!! This year have confidence that our REDEEMER will Restore to us His full Glory. We shall receive Healing, Deliverance, and be Set Free from any attack of the enemy. Godly relationships will be Redeemed. Goals and Aspirations will be Redeemed. Hindered desires and forgotten pursuits will be Redeemed. This is the year of REDEMPTION. What you thought was lost shall...

  • Republicans Not Ready for Prime Time

    Eddie D. Gillis|Jan 12, 2023

    Kevin McCarthy is finally the “king of the hill”. That’s Capitol Hill. After going through 15 agonizing votes to become Speaker of The House, and years of waiting in the wings, McCarthy has ascended to the mountain top of D.C. politics. It wasn’t an easy climb, as McCarthy “haters” pulled out all of the stops to deny McCarthy the speakership, when in most cases it is only a formality of who becomes the next speaker, as Democrats and Republicans both know ahead of time who they want. Take the example of Democrats, it was no contest that Hakeem...

  • Birthday Fellowship Club's Most Inspirational

    Jan 12, 2023

    Birthday Fellowship Club's Most Inspirational Members of the month of October 2022. The Birthday Fellowship Club named both Mr. Ray Stringfellow and Mr. Curlee Moore as the most inspirational of October 2022. The club actively participates in making donations to various charities each year to those in need. The club is guided under the leadership of Dr. Joseph Capers, Sr. who inspired the group to others....

  • Radio People Christmas

    Jan 12, 2023

    It was another Radio People's Annual Christmas Party 2022 recently before Christmas. Given the longevity and shared experiences by the employees, it was more like a family backyard barbeque. Art "Silver Fox" Edwards with twenty-one years with the Radio People said, "we have witnessed children's births from grade school to high school and college to careers and finally marriage and children of their own. The Radio People at 1109 Hudson Lane in Monroe LA under the leadership of Bob & Sherri...

  • Remembering Terry Davis

    Jan 12, 2023

    Terry Davis was born on July 16, 1946 to the late Alma and Young Davis. He was the fourth child of seven born to this union. Terry went home to be with the Lord on January 1, 2023 in Chicago IL. He graduated from Carroll High School in 1964, where he was class president. Terry was a Grambling Graduate. Upon graduation from Grambling, Terry moved to Chicago where he was gainfully employed at Smith Premium, Shell Oil, Johnson & Johnson and the federal government where he retired. He was preceded...

  • P.E.E.P. 24th Christmas

    Jan 12, 2023

    P.E.E.P. and the Board Directors held its 24th-Annual Christmas at P.E.E.P. Main Office in Monroe LA on Saturday, December 17, 2022 . P.E.E.P. blessed residents throughout Ouachita Parish, Richland Parish and Morehouse Parishes P.E.E.P. provided a ham with all the trimmings to over 145 families and over 100 boys and girls received Christmas presents. Recipients were also served cornbread dressing and all the trimmings. Thanks to donors and organizations who contributed to the P.E.E.P. 24th...

  • Glamming 75th

    Jan 12, 2023

    Be happy Linda! January 13 was the day you were brought into this world to be a blessing and inspiration to the people around you! You are a wonderful person! May you be given more birthdays to fulfill all of your dreams!" Happy birthday Linda!...

  • Celebrating

    Jan 12, 2023

    "A wish for you on your birthday, whatever you ask may you receive, whatever you seek may you find, whatever you wish may it be fulfilled on your birthday January 15 and always. Happy birthday Rosalind Lumpkins!"...

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