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  • Tragic Death Dad Missed

    Eddie D. Gillis|Feb 4, 2021

    Ted Moore liked being around people. According to his son Mario Smith, Moore was getting ready to enjoy his golden years, as his children had set him up to receive disability benefits and enjoy being around his grandchildren. But a domestic tragedy struck Moore Thursday January 28 when he was shot and killed by a woman that he had known. Now Smith and the rest of his sisters and brothers will lay Moore to rest, a sad task for them when it seemed that Moore's life was taking off. They were...

  • Daughter Angry Over Mother's Death

    Eddie D. Gillis|Feb 4, 2021

    A local woman is angry over how her mother’s death was treated by personnel at a local nursing home when she died. The woman said that her mother passed away at the nursing home on January 24 and that she allegedly didn’t hear from anyone in a managerial position that Sunday or the next day. She said that it all started when she arrived for Sunday morning (Jan. 24) worship service and the next thing she knew, a relative came to her and asked “Had she heard?”. Not knowing or understanding what she meant, she asked what was the matter. That wh...

  • Teens' Deaths Heartbreaking

    Feb 4, 2021

    Hearts are saddened by the death of two teenage girls whose lives tragically ended last Friday January 29, 2021 after never making it back home from their trip to a nearby store. Shedricka Hollins, 18, and Brianna Neal, 17, were walking back home from a store they frequented as they tried to cross an intersection on HWY 165 S. in Richwood LA. Witnesses who found their bodies said it appeared as if they had been a part of a horror movie scene, with their bodies sawed in two. This is undoubtedly...

  • Always Our Inspiration

    Feb 4, 2021

    Hearts are saddened at the passing of our beloved First Lady Alice Lavon Stevenson. She was a mother to our family and church family. Her inspiration and guidance was timely and compassionate. There was no situation or event which her helpful spirit would lead and guide us in the right direction. First Lady Stevenson was an extension of her husband at home and at church. She epitomized Christ like values in every way with an essence of dedication. And this is love that we walk in obedience to...

  • Brianna Neal Remembered

    Feb 4, 2021

    Death is something the Neal family has experienced, but this time it hits differently. Last week the family received the sad news that the youngest of the clan was found dead. Brianna Neal was walking home from a store she frequently visited, only this time she did not make it home. Neal, along with her friend, was tragically hit and killed by a motorist. Her family is now in mourning and remember their sweet Brianna. Neal attended Richwood High School, where she was in her junior year of...

  • Shedricka Hollins' Remembered

    Feb 4, 2021

    Shedricka Monique Hollins was the 4th oldest of 7 children in her family. There was never a dull moment in her family's house, especially with her around. Last week, a tragic highway accident claimed her life and the life of a friend, and now leaves a void in the family filled with love. Hollins was a graduate of Wossman High School and loved learning. The most significant thing most remember about her is hearing her sweet voice and seeing her beautiful smile. Shedricka loved singing and was...

  • Fired Shots Exposes Relationship

    Feb 4, 2021

    Sexual relationships with minors or anyone under the age of 17 is against the law. According to reports, police were called on Wednesday, January 27, 2021 to North 33rd Street in Monroe, LA answering the call of an alleged shooting. Police began looking for a juvenile after receiving information on the shooting suspect. According to eyewitnesses, the teen suspect was located in Katreese Bosley's apartment. Investigating officers were refused entry of the home until obtaining a search warrant, wh...

  • Baby's Horrible Death

    Feb 4, 2021

    A Monroe Dispatch Writer, the late Leon Riley once wrote that some fathers or boyfriends make lousy babysitters. According to police reports on Monday February 1, another innocent baby has lost its life due to an alleged abuse by the child's father. Suspect Terrance Weeks 25, the infant's father has been charged with first degree murder after police were called to a residence on Carlton Street in Monroe LA. Upon arrival they found an unresponsive 10-month old baby. The baby was treated by EMT's...

  • DownSouth Basketball MVPs

    Feb 4, 2021

    This week's DownSouth Sports Magazine Most Valuable Players of the Game were Neville's Jujusana "Jo-Jo" Briggs and Patrick "PD" McCraney Tuesday February 2, 2021 at Neville High School Gymnasium in Monroe LA. Jo-Jo led the "Lady Tigers" in scoring with 16 points and had 6 rebounds to a victory over the Carroll Lady Bulldogs. In boy's game, the Tigers won by a nail-biter 52-51. Patrick "PD" had an overall excellent game with 10 points, 10 assists, 7 rebounds, and 7 steals. The DownSouth MVP...

  • Blessed

    Feb 4, 2021

    Ms. TaQuandra Jones is a single mother with seven children. Eric and Chloris Faulkner blessed and gifted Ms. Jones with their Nissan Armada recently. As the tears rolled down her face, Ms. Jones was so excited and sobbingly expressed, "this is like Christmas when my kids wake up and see our new car. This was such a humbling and emotional experience. The vehicle was a Faulkner Family Vehicle which was roomy and convenient, especially on family vacations. Now that their two daughters are both...

  • Community Prayer Vigil

    Feb 4, 2021

    Cups of Blessings Community Outreach Organization in partnership with Greater New Antioch Baptist Church Monroe LA hosted a night of community prayer on Monday February 1, 2021 to intercede for the uplift for our community, region and abroad. The theme: "A Time and A Call for Community Prayer with sub-theme "Prayer Still Work" was uplifting, powerful while giving hope to those present and virtual. Intercessory Prayer Leaders Rev. Jack Russell Greater New Antioch Baptist Church, Pastor Vance...

  • $15 Minimum Wage Push

    Feb 4, 2021

    Louisiana's state minimum wage rate is $7.25 per hour. This is the same as the current Federal Minimum Wage rate. The minimum wage applies to most employees in Louisiana, with limited exceptions including tipped employees, some student workers, and other exempt occupations. The Louisiana minimum wage was last changed in 2008, when it was raised $0.70 from $6.55 to $7.25. 20 states have raised their minimum wage effective Jan. 1, and at least 4 more will do so in the coming months. And now under a new administration, the federal minimum wage is...

  • Buford Huckleberry Celebrating

    Feb 4, 2021

    Wishing Buford Huckleberry a Very Happy Birthday and Many ,Many More. Continue to keep "Living Life Likes It's Golden!" Happy Birthday Buford Huckleberry Thursday February 4, 2021....

  • Happy Birthday Kenneth Moorehead

    Feb 4, 2021

    Hanging tough, glad to be eyeing another thankful year, is Kenneth Moorehead. Everyone knows Kenneth who's been resilient, strong and durable. Happy birthday Kenneth Friday February 5, Love your wife Freda, your family and friends ....

  • Deaths

    Feb 4, 2021

    Vanazuela Waii Ricks, 31 Vanazuela Waii Ricks of Monroe, LA died January 27, 2021. Graveside Service: 11:00 A.M., Tuesday February 2, 2021 at Richwood Memorial Gardens, Richwood, LA. Visitation: 5 - 6 P.M., Monday February 1, 2021 at Smith Funeral Home under the direction of Smith Funeral Home. Larry Reed, 69 Larry Reed of Desoto, TX TSA died January 21, 2021. Graveside Service: 11:00 A.M., Wednesday February 3, 2021 at Richwood Memorial Gardens, Richwood, LA. Visitation: 3 - 5 P.M., Tuesday February 2; 2021 at Smith Funeral Home under the dire...

  • Louisiana Disaster Recovery Workshop Session #4

    Feb 4, 2021

    Saturday, February 6, 2021 @ 11:00 a.m. (CST) Overview of Pediatric Environmental Health Associated with Flooding Presented by: Stephen W. Borron, M.D., M.S., FAACT, FACEP, FACMT Relief Physician Toxicology Division Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso Dr. Borron is a native of Texas and completed his undergraduate studies at Texas A&M University. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. He completed a 4-year residency in Emergency Medicine at the University of Cincinnati. Following...

  • Replay 2020 Insurrection in 2022

    Eddie D. Gillis|Feb 4, 2021

    Some moderate Republican Senators suddenly want to come to the negotiating table to discuss President Joe Biden's COVID-19 Relief Plan, not with Democratic Senators, but with the president. Two are them are Utah Senator Mitt Romney and Maine Senator Susan Collins. LA. Senator Bill Cassidy is also one of the senators mentioned, but he is not seen as being moderate. When it seems as if President Joe Biden and Democrats in the House and Senate are prepared to introduce COVID-19 legislation in the House and pass it in the Senate, all without Republ...

  • "A VOW TO GOD"

    Mr. Marion Obafemi THE PO FOLKS POET|Feb 4, 2021

    Copyright 2017 Today when we jump that broom, the angels will sing a tune, that will reach the ears of God Proclaiming that this will be the day, that we stand before Him to say, that we are joined as one in our hearts When we march down the aisle to the alter of God We will be entering into a covenant, till death do us part We are making a promise to love each other in sickness and in health For richer or poorer, thru poverty or wealth With this band of gold, to have and to hold Is our word before God, when we are feeble and old If we stumble...

  • JESUS SAVES

    Pastor K. C. Wade, Advancing The Kingdom|Feb 4, 2021

    2 Corinthians 5:21 | NKJV "For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.” Oh Glory! HALLELUJAH! For JESUS SAVES!!! He took on my sins, your sins, and our sins! JESUS SAVES!!! He paid the price for our unrighteousness so that we can be in right standing before God. We then become the righteousness of God thru Jesus Christ. AMEN! Forgiven and free from “paying” the wages of sin. HALLELUJAH! Our debt has been PAID IN FULL by the Blood of Je...

  • The End is Near

    Feb 4, 2021

    Churches must unite. Being on one accord brings God's blessings down (Psalm 133:3). The blessings of souls being saved, families protected, communities united, and blessed for generations to come. Satan hates unity in the home, church, community and marriage. Satan works 24 /7 to steal, kill, and destroy. Jesus has given us pastors, teachers, deacons, full of his Spirit to intercede on our behalf. The church has been set apart to stand in the gap and protect the family against evil, satan and his disciples. The wicked call good evil and evil...

  • Happenings

    Feb 4, 2021

    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 Now Save #1 4399 Hwy 165 South Monroe, LA /318-737-7873 & Tiger Market Café 1800 Forsythe Ave Suite 1 Monroe, LA 71201/318-325-4000 Ms. Edna & Staff ~ Serving up LOVE every day Don’t Go Blind from Glaucoma Glaucoma is a leading cause of blindness in the world today. More than 80,000 peopl...

  • Sincere Thanks

    Feb 4, 2021

    The Carroll Family wishes to express our sincere thanks and gratitude for the outpouring of love, support and prayers. We are elated to know that so many people loved and cared for loved one Sister Everliner Carroll and family. Your loving thoughts, kindness, gestures of love and concern during our time of bereavement will never be forgotten....

  • Estate Sale

    Feb 4, 2021

    April 8 – 11- 9am - 4pm 403 Howard Rd. Columbia LA...

  • PARKVIEW APARTMENTS: IS THE ENEMY WITHIN?

    Feb 4, 2021

    While the appearance and reporting of criminal activity has decreased in the Parkview Apartments complex, there is still trouble and areas of discomfort which make some residents live in fear. Are there residents who are not living by guidelines provided by management to eliminate contact with troublemakers? Some residents have close relationships with persons who are prone to commit crimes and they feel that they cannot break ties with them. Some of these persons may be relatives and others may be personal friends or even their “Babies D...

  • PATIENCE NEEDED with COVID-19 VACCINE

    Feb 4, 2021

    We have been informed that the initial Phase 1A and Phase 1B, Tier 1 of Louisiana’s state vaccine plan are underway. This includes vaccines for high-risk workers in health care settings, high risk responders, residents of nursing homes, assisted living facilities and other community-based, congregate living settings where most individuals are receiving care and supervision. Additionally, all people 70 years or older and employees at health facilities are included. The more news aired about the vaccine the more anxious many people are to take th...

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