Articles from the March 4, 2021 edition

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India Perry's Precious Memories

India Alexis Perry, 25, was born October 23, 1996 to Christi Perry and Roy Price in Monroe, LA at EA Conway Hospital (LSU Ochsner Monroe Medical Center). When India was born, she had a red dot in the...

 

Deadly Shooting

February 27, 1992-February 27, 2021 A Monroe mother is devastated after her son was shot and killed on his 29th Birthday. Reginald Latron Copning is the son of Betty Copning and Reginald Eleam. The de...

 

Love is Never Easy

Love is bigger than a single person. One can invite love but cannot dictate how, when, and where love expresses itself. We often can choose to surrender to love or not, but in the end, love strikes...

 

Heated Richwood Town Meeting

Monroe Dispatch sources shared words of an incident that allegedly happened between Mayor Gerald Brown and an alderperson, where the mayor allegedly "offered" the alderperson to go outside and settle...

 
 By Eddie D. Gillis    News    March 4, 2021

High Electric Bill

Like so many millions of Americans, Charlene Kendrix went through a devastating winter storm February 14-20, 2021 where temperatures in some areas set new record lows. Along with the record-breaking temperatures, there was a tremendous push for...

 

Parkview Black History Reflections

As the 2021 observances of Black History Month come to an end, one resident of Parkview Apartments in Monroe, LA, had somber thoughts and reflections, which she shared in this article. History gives us the opportunity to stop and remember past...

 

Black History Salute

Mary Goss staff celebrated Mary Goss Nursing Home for being the only black nursing home in Monroe, LA and the surrounding area. The staff also honored Ms. Eddye Louise Davis for her dedication to...

 

Distinguished Professionals

Many young Monroe natives are doing great things both in town and throughout other cities and communities across the globe. Karriem Wilson, a registered nurse, is helping to save lives every day. He...

 

Be a Man God Can Use

Walk in the Word Kingdom Church in Monroe, LA hosted its Men of the Word Fellowship Breakfast on Saturday, February 27, 2021. Stephen Jones Sr., Tremayne January, Dion Carter, and Rev. Welton Wright...

 

LA Marsh Madness

Wossman High School Boys' Basketball continues its trek in the Louisiana High School Athletic Association (LHSAA) 2021 3A Boys Basketball Playoffs. After wins over McDonogh #35 and Lutcher, Wossman...

 

Community Centers Re-Open

In a move that should put smiles back on the faces of city residents, city hall has announced that all of the city's recreation centers are now open for, well, recreation. For many who have not...

 

Deaths

JASON FISCHER, 38 Jason Fischer of Monroe.LA died February 23, 2021. Visitation: Little Flower Church, 600 S. 16th Street in Monroe on Sunday, March 7 from 4-7 PM with COVID-19 restrictions. Burial: Illinois on March 9. Michael Dewayne Hall, Infant...

 

ONCE BLIND, BUT NOW SEE

Acts 9:18 | NKJV “Immediately there fell from his eyes something like scales and he received his sight at once; and he arose and was baptized.” Be filled AGAIN, and AGAIN by the Holy Spirt and wat...

 

The End Is Near

Citizens of Two Kingdoms: In these last days, during perilous times, let's love God, and our neighbor as we love ourselves. We must promote Jesus Christ and his gospel, not our personal opinions. God will use us to manifest his glorious image in the...

 

Shame on Republicans' "No" Vote on COVID Bill

Republicans in Congress and statehouses across the nation keep saying that they are for the “common man”, the guy who doesn’t sit at the same table with them. If that is the case, someone needs to explain why Republicans voted against...

 

'COLORS'

The father of Black History, Mr. Carter G. Woodson, said, " When you control a man's thinking you don't have to worry about his actions". Colors have been used to manipulate our thoughts and behaviors since we were first introduced to them. In this...

 

Park & Pray at the Park

Donterrio Anderson Presents Park & Pray, come join me, Sunday, March 7, 2021 at Charles Johnson Park (Bernstein Park) in South Monroe LA for Community Wide Prayer. Services begin at 3 pm I am...

 

Do Right by Me

(Learning to Raise Black Children in White Spaces) "Essential reading for those who parent or nurture Black children or anyone who wants to better understand race in America. “Through lively and intimate back-and-forth exchanges, the authors share...

 

Forever in Our Heart, Mind & Spirit

Jerald S. Armstard was born on December 19, 1952 to Mack N Armstard (father) and Savannah Armstard (mother) in Monroe LA. She went on in life relocating to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, started a family...

 

LA Marsh Madness

Neville High School Girls' Basketball is steps away from capturing a Louisiana High School Athletic Association (LHSAA) 2021 4A Girls Basketball Title. On Wednesday March 3, 2021 at Burton Coliseum...

 

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...

 

Truth Hurts

I have been fortunate to travel to many places around the world. I enjoy interacting with the locals in my escapades because they offer opportunities to see a place through its most authentic lens. The most common conversation I have with locals is...

 

PRAYING CHILDREN

*Inspired by God through Mary Roggerson & Morning Day Prayer Ministries under the leadership of Pastor Kenneth Nolley, St. Mary Baptist Church Purpose: For all children to learn, pray and confess the Word of God. Goal: For all children to have an int...

 

Irma DeTiege Scholarship

Irma DeTiege was a monster for humanity. Coming from Riverton LA, she experienced many life hardships from her cotton field experiences, one room church schoolhouse to Monroe Colored High School. The...

 

WHO WE ARE: A CHRONICLE OF RACISM IN AMERICA

(Documentary Spotlight) - Following a year when we as a nation confronted the racism within our many institutions, this film follows ACLU Deputy Legal Director Jeffery Robinson’s powerful and groundbreaking talk on the history of U.S. anti-Black...

 
 By Eddie D. Gillis    News    March 4, 2021

Hwy 165 New Safety Measures

The Louisiana Dept. of Transportation and Development(DOTD)is preparing to implement some safety measures along a dangerous stretch of Hwy 165, in an effort to eliminate more potential deaths of...

 

ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS

The Monroe Housing Authority will receive sealed bids in triplicate for the following project: Annual Pest Control Service Contract for all Monroe Housing Authority facilities Bids will be accepted until 1:30 PM, Thursday, August 5, 2021, at the... Full story

 

ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS

Separate sealed BIDS for the construction of CenturyLink Drive Bridge Over Bayou Desiard will be received by the City of Monroe, at the Purchasing Division, located at 1014 Grammont Street, Monroe, Louisiana 71201. Bids will be received until 1:45... Full story

 

ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS

The Monroe Housing Authority will receive sealed bids in triplicate for the following project: Paint Perimeter Fencing at Breece-Lock, Foster Heights, and Miller Square Bids will be accepted until 2:00 PM, Thursday, August 5, 2021, at the office of... Full story

 

ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS

Monroe Housing Authority on behalf of Claiborne Creek, Inc. will receive sealed bids in triplicate for the following project: Claiborne Creek Phase 2 – Remove Balconies / Repair Water Damage, Project No. 21PRL.CC.01 Bids will be accepted until... Full story

 

I Did it my Way............

Allen Daniel Ellis, Sr. was born the last and boldest child to the union of the Late Roy James and Thelma Smith Ellis in Monroe, LA on September 17, 1949. Allen did it his way until he found a...

 

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