Articles from the February 9, 2023 edition

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Shots Fired at Police Again

Disclaimer: All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty. According to police reports, a suspect is being sought for allegedly firing shots at MPD officers who were in the vicinity of South...

 

City Schools' Cafeteria Issues

In light of the recent attention given to long-standing work issues involving Monroe City Schools cafeteria employees, Monroe City Schools Board members are looking for solutions to adequately address those issues. The problems that cafeteria...

 

Historic Super Bowl LVII

Super Bowl LVll will take place on Sunday, February 12, 2023 in Glendale, AZ, featuring a historic match up between two Black starting quarterbacks, Jalen Hurts and Patrick Mahomes. Super Bowl LVll will be a great game against two great teams and...

 

Anderson Cheffin Jr. Memory Cherished

Anderson Cheffin Jr., 80, was born April 14, 1942. Cheffin went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, February 5, 2023. He was a talented All-American football player for both Carroll High School and...

 

Shooting Woman Faces Charges, Suspect Sought

Disclamer: All persons are innocent until proven guilty. A local man is dead. A Ruston woman is facing charges for allegedly knowing who the killer is as police officers search the area. According to...

 

Winnsboro Road Shooting

Disclaimer: All persons are presumed innocent until proven guilty. Monroe Police are looking for a second individual who was recently involved in a deadly altercation at a convenience store. One...

 

Wossman Senior Night

Wossman High School in Monroe, LA celebrated Senior Night on Friday, February 3, 2023 at the George "Vamp" Belton Sports Complex. Wossman Golden Girls, cheerleaders, boys and girls varsity basketball...

 

Alpha Legacy Award

At the 60th Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Louisiana District Conference, Brother Richard D. Smith was presented the Legacy Award for his visionary guidance, leadership, service, commitment, and...

 

Black History Salute...Learles Lloyd

Salute to Learles "Diddy Bop" Lloyd, who was one of the first Black bail bondsmen to service Monroe, LA....

 

Local NAACP Forges Ahead

The local Monroe Chapter of the NAACP appears to be moving forward following the controversy of last year's election of officers, as Rev. Ambrose Douzart was elected to another term. The controversy...

 

Deaths

Reginald Hall, 44, transitioned from this life on Monday January 30, 2023. Services: 1PM Saturday, February 11, 2023 at Piney Grove Missionary Baptist Church in West Monroe, LA. Burial: Hasley Cemetery in West Monroe, LA. Visitation: 1 to 5 PM on...

 

Barbeque Pit Master

One of the best barbeque pit masters in Monroe LA is Barbeque Pit Master George Potter. He is a master griller who prides himself on the product he grills. Tasting is believing while George is...

 

Pulpits & Pews

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...

 

The End Is Near

Let's talk about the natural man's life here on earth. One of his duties is to marry, have children, provide food, clothes and shelter, protect, educate, and teach them God's ways, and His commandments. In doing so, this leads them onto the path to...

 

Balloon-Gate Over Trump and Biden

By the time these words are read by Dispatch readers, “Balloon-Gate” will still be with us because some Republicans in Washington will try to milk the issue as much as they possibly can. It was the balloon seen ‘round America either in person or th...

 

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 reasonab...

 

Gloria Chorus Annual Black History Cantata

"Tawanna James and The Gloria Chorus will present their annual Black History Cantata Saturday, Feb. 18 at Greater New Antioch Baptist Church at 6PM with the theme: "How Can We Not Keep Singing!". Special musical guests will include soloist Irene...

 

Ready to Getaway

Host Al Derry’s a one night trip on Saturday March 4, 2023 to Oklahoma`s Largest Casino, The WinStar World Casino in Thackerville, OK for $169 per person. Rooms are near the casino (double occupancy). $69.00 deposit per person due Feb 11, 2023 or u...

 

Give Honor to Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Fifty-Five years ago, it wasn't possible to elect African-American state legislators, U. S. congresspersons, senators, governors, presidents, and now Hakeem Jeffries, from Brooklyn N.Y, who has been...

 

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