Articles from the January 14, 2021 edition

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Always Our Inspiration

Oh, Shelia how we miss you so much already. Shelia the day has come and now you rest in a peaceful slumber. Shelia LaVonne Hollis Lewis graced the world with her beautiful presence on a bright and...

 

Found One Soul Singer

After being in the music business for over 50 years, you could tell something special about Entertainer R&B/Blues Sensation Robert "Sonny" Green from Los Angeles CA by way of Monroe LA. The former...

 

Medical Expert Highlights Vitamin D for COVID-19 Treatment

Internationally Recognized and Award-Winning Surgeon, Dr. Leslie Ray Matthews launched a new campaign to educate the global community of the benefits of daily intake of Vitamin D. Dr. Matthews has revolutionized the use of "high-dose" vitamin D in...

 

Convicted Felons Sentenced

Two Monroe, Louisiana men have been sentenced by United States District Judge Terry A. Doughty in connection with two separate arrests, Acting United States Attorney Alexander C. Van Hook announced...

 

Word Out at Zion Traveler

Sources tell the Dispatch that Rev. Annanias Word has been relieved as pastor at Zion Traveler Baptist Church in Monroe LA recently. A reception welcoming the 9th new pastor was held on February 2,...

 

New School Year, New Leaders?

In just under a week, the Monroe City Schools Board will hold its first meeting of the New Year and quite frankly, no one knows what to expect. The board went through some ups/downs throughout 2020...

 

Family Champion Allie B. Ghoston

Smiling down in heaven Mrs. Allie Goldston regained her wings and ascended to her Heavenly home January 10, 2021 after battling Coronavirus. In her recent years she could always be seen smiling and...

 

MGYSGT Shawn L. Hall's Retirement

MGySgt Shawn L. Hall is retiring after 30 years of distinguished service in the United States Marine Corps. MGySgt Hall was born in Massachusetts to Jay and Cora Hall. He graduated from Carroll High...

 

Love Challenges

Living is difficult due to uncertainties from day to day for those vulnerable. Its very easy to lose your spot in life's journey from a circumstance beyond your control. The pressure of a moment...

 

Deaths

Clyde Savage, 90 Clyde Savage of West Monroe, LA Retired Construction Worker died Wednesday January 6, 2021. Visitation: 1:30-4:30PM Thursday January 14, 2021 at McFarland Funeral Home Monroe Graveside Service: 11:00AM Friday at Richwood Memorial...

 

Did the Real America Reveal Itself?

January 6, a day that will live in infamy in the history of the United States. It will be a day that many here and around the world thought would never happen. What’s the old saying about saying “never”? In the span of several hours, the world was w...

 

Menace to Society

Last week the world watched as Republican extremists walked through the United States Capitol building wreaking havoc after receiving marching orders from the country's current leader. To date, the 45th president has not owned up to telling his...

 

35th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Celebration

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Foundation Of Ouachita Parish, Inc. observes Annual Awards and Recognition Program In Person & Virtual Tune in on Facebook or Greater New Antioch Baptist Church 301 Sherrouse Avenue - Monroe LA Rev. John L. Russell II-...

 

Free Me HeART Expo

Free Me Association hosted its First Annual HeART of the City Art Expo was a 3 phase Art contest for area high school students in Monroe LA at the Northeast LA African American Heritage Museum on December 19, 26, 2020 and January 2, 2021. Free Me...

 

Celebrating

Thankful, blessed and praising God for another year is Angie Mae Smith January 10. Wishing Angie a happy birthday are all her kinfolks Brenda and Jimmy George Briggs, Robin, Alvin, Gayle, Basil &...

 

Found One Soul Singer Robert "Sonny" Green

Robert "Sonny" Green was born in Monroe Louisiana in October 1941. At the age of eighteen the vocalist was hired by saxophonist Big Jay McNeely who had a 1959 hit single "There is Something on Your...

 

THE LONG REACH OF RACISM

Anyone with a television, cell phone or printed media has to be aware of the unrest in Washington D. C. at the Capitol. There were reportedly 6 deaths and numerous injured during this riot which has been described as an “Insurrection”, which may be...

 

RUNNING FOR YOUR LIFE

1 Timothy 6:11-12 | MSG But you, Timothy, man of God: Run for your life from all this. Pursue a righteous life—a life of wonder, faith, love, steadiness, courtesy. Run hard and fast in the faith. S...

 

The End Is Near

As Christians we must pray, meditate, study God's word, and walk in righteousness so others can see our good works. Sinners must be encouraged to follow Jesus, and repent from ungodliness and every evil way; that their souls will be saved, and their...

 

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 locations...

 

Southern Soul Style

Silas White 40th All Black Bash "Southern Soul Style" was one of the hottest events kicking off 2021 on Friday January 1 at the Hub in Monroe LA. CDC social guidelines were adhered while patrons were...

 

ADVERTISEMENT REQUEST FOR STATEMENTS OF QUALIFICATION

The City of Monroe Engineering Department, located at 802 North 31st Street, Monroe, Louisiana 71201 is receiving Statements of Qualification for professional Construction Engineering and Inspection Services related to the construction of the Water...

 

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