Articles from the March 9, 2023 edition

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Enough is Enough!

Anybody observing what’s happening in Monroe, LA, whether resident or non-resident, can easily see a growing number of concerns that need addressing immediately. One of the concerns I will address...

 
 By Eddie D. Gillis    News    March 9, 2023

Burg Jones Ln./Thelma Dr. Fatal Shooting

The times that we are currently living in offer no guarantee that any of us will live to see tomorrow. Each day that we wake up could be our last day, not through natural causes but from the violence...

 

Tedric's Legacy

Tedric Fair was born on June 27, 1960, to the late Mabell Thomas and Jessie Thomas. Tedric graduated from Richwood High School in 1978. He was an all-star football player. Tedric was the life of the...

 

Farewell "Singing Deacon" Amos Brown Jr.

Mr. Amos Brown Jr. was born to Amos and Roxie Brown Sr. on November 3, 1935, in Wisner, LA. At an early age, Amos confessed to Christ and was baptized at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church in Wisner, LA. He...

 
 By Eddie D. Gillis    News    March 9, 2023

Hotel Shooting Suspects Identified

Disclaimer: All persons are presumed innocent until proven guilty. Two individuals who were strongly implicated in a local man's death were arrested on Wednesday, February 7, 2023. Deontia Moore was...

 

Verbon Muhammad Running

Although the Monroe City Council election is not until March 2024, Verbon R. Muhammad Sr. is making his intentions known a year early, confirming he will run for the Monroe City Council District 5...

 

Wossman Lady Cats 2023 LA Div. ll State Basketball Champs

Back to Back Louisiana Non-Select Basketball State Champions are Wossman Lady Cats who captured the LHSAA State Basketball title Saturday March 4, 2023 at the Burton Coliseum in Lake Charles LA....

 

Raving Beauty

One of mankind's best secrets is a Black woman. Their beauty has stretched man's imagination for centuries. Being the most beautiful on earth, Black women create an excitement in the world that is...

 

Whitley's 75th Memorable

It was an epic birthday celebration as Raymond Whitley, Whitley Entertainment Center on 302 Apple St. in Monroe celebrated his 75th birthday recently. The stars showed up and had a 75th good time...

 

Cedric's Smoked Meat & BBQ

Cedric's Smoked Meat and Barbeque specializes in BBQ Ribs, Chicken, Turkey Legs, Brisket, Sausage and Boudin. Catering Available! Open Thursday-Sunday 11am- 5pm at 705 Winnsboro Road Monroe LA. Call...

 

Queen Bee's 94th

God Is truly in the blessings business and rewards faithfulness and obedience. Celebrating her 94th Queen Bee Mrs. Johnnie Rodgers is real blessed and thankful 94 times over. Happy birthday Mrs....

 

25th Appreciation

Cuba Baptist Church 343 Blankston Rd. Bosco LA invites you to help them celebrate Pastor & wife Dr. & Mrs. Samuel Toney on Sunday April 2, 2023 at 11am. Guest minister is Pastor Curtis Allen of Hopewell Baptist Church....

 

Vote March 25

There will be a parish wide proposition on the ballot on March 25, 2023. Early voting will begin on Saturday March 11 through Saturday March 18, 2023, except Sunday. The hours for early voting are 8:30 am until 6 pm. Locations Registrar of Voters...

 

TrumpLite

It is still almost two years before the next presidential election, but one would think after hearing from the so-called presidential contenders, the election is next week and that they need your vote. The current field of announced or those who may...

 

Growing Up Gifted

Where do I begin, as a young “gifted” black girl growing up in the South, things can be rough. I hesitate to say the word gifted simply because I am not big on labels. I used to put my head down...

 

Deaths

Clifton Earl James, 62 of Monroe, LA Lawn Service died March 4, 2023. Service: 11:00 AM Friday March 10, 2023 at Smith Funeral Home. Visitation: 10:00 AM until Service Time March 10, 2023. Burial: Northeast LA Veterans Cemetery, Rayville, LA under...

 

Terzia & Richwood Alumni's Reunion

There’s a thrill of excitement in the air! This year, 2023, is the year for the return of the “Rams”, Terzia and Richwood Rams. All grades of Terzia Elementary, Middle and High, Richwood all grades - 12th . Each class will have an opportunity...

 

AKA Annual Founders' Day/Cameo Awards

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated®, - Omicron Iota Omega Chapter presents its 115th Annual Founders’ Day and CAMEO Awards Program on Saturday, March 11, 2023 at 1:30 PM at the West Monroe Convention Center, 901 Ridge Ave., West Monroe LA ....

 

The End Is Near

God made man in his image and after his likeness, and gave him dominion over the things he created on earth. He blessed the man and woman and told them to be fruitful and multiply and replenish (have children) on the earth (Gen.1:26) God gave all he...

 

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...

 

Crowning of Royalty 2023

Barkdull Faulk Elementary School in Monroe LA’s Royal Coronation, the Crowning of Royalty 2023 is Saturday March 18, 2023 at 6pm at the Monroe Civic Center B.D. Robinson Center. Royal motorcade starts at 5:30 pm From Barkdull Faulk Elementary...

 

Happy Birthday "Cosell"

Just glad to be here, and staying prayed up is one of Monroe 's favorites Glenn "Cosell" Mariland. Cosell" is blessed and thankful to have celebrated another thankful year. Straight out of Booker T....

 

"ON THE WINGS OF HIS WORD" (Matthew 6:26)

Copyright 2012 It was 5:45, when I opened my eyes, and the first thing that I hear Was the melodic songs, of birds sounding the alarm, proclaiming that dawn was near. Their words were so clear, that they tickled my ears, and caused my heart to smile...

 

JS Clark Black Heritage Program

JS Clark students presented a Black history program, on Friday, February 25, 2023 at JS Clark Magnet School in Monroe LA. Students of all grade levels worked to put on the special performance to...

 

Richwood 1972 50th Reunion

Richwood High School Class of 1972 recently celebrated their 50th class reunion. Classmates gathered, mingled and worshipped together in Monroe LA Richwood Class of 1972 included standing l to r...

 

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 Keep On Preaching Celebrating 28 years Rev. Alex...

 

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