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Articles from the March 10, 2022 edition

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Ready to Lead Harry Lamar Anderson Jr. WM Alderman

Harry Lamar Anderson Jr. is a West Monroe High School Graduate with a Bachelors of Business Administration from Northwood University and a Masters of Business Administration from Bethel University....

 

Softball & Baseball Clinic

Girls & Boys ages 6 to 12 sign up at E.P. Robinson Community Center 3504 Jackson St. Monroe LA to play tee-ball, baseball and softball-First game April 25, 2022 for more information contact Steve Freeman 318.816.2052-Frederick Coleman...

 

Wossman Lady Cats 3A State Champions

Wossman Lady Wildcats Basketball from Monroe LA captured its first Louisiana 3A State Basketball Championship since 1994 on Saturday March 5, 2022 defeating Madison Prep 57-40 at Southeastern LA...

 

J.S. Clark Magnet School Registration

2022-2023 School Year Registration March 21-24, 2022- Math Science Technology-Title 1 Distinguished School -Top Elementary School in District Standardized Test Scores -Fine Arts and Music * Math Lab * Science Lab * Computer Lab * Physical Education...

 
 By Eddie D. Gillis    News    March 10, 2022

Violent Weekend Shootings

This weekend March 4-6, 2022, was very violent, with many shootings happening in and near Monroe, LA. There seems to be no end in sight, and many are trying to process why so much gun violence is happ...

 

Mom's Worst Nightmare

My son was admitted to St. Francis Medical Center in January 2022. This is a faith-based facility whose motto is "Where passion for people and healthcare come together." I was informed that he was admitted and diagnosed with acute systolic heart...

 
 By Eddie D. Gillis    News    March 10, 2022

City Workers Complaints

A vocal group of Monroe city workers tell the Monroe Dispatch that Mayor Friday Ellis appears to have reneged on a promise to do something about temporary employees at city hall. Sources share with the Monroe Dispatch that Ellis allegedly made an ann...

 

Dr. Lawrence R. Martin Remembered

The Family of Prominent Pastor, Dr. Lawrence R. Martin Sr. thanks each of you for the love, support, and prayers shown during his time of transition Monday March 7, 2022. Dr. Martin completed his...

 

Gloria Chorus Black History Cantata 2022

On Saturday, February 26, 2022 Tawanna James along with chorus members Henrietta Woods and Dana McFee Williams presented The Gloria Chorus Black History Cantata at the Greater New Antioch Baptist...

 

Linda Faye Wilson Comanche Dedication

The dedication of the Linda Faye Wilson Comanche Senior Room was at the Emily P. Robinson Community Center, 3504 Jackson St., Monroe LA on Saturday, February 26, 2022.. Faye, as she was often...

 

Red Raiders' Annual Sports Banquet

On Saturday February 26, 2022, Red Raiders' Sports Organization held their annual sports banquet at Henrietta Windaham Johnson Community Center honoring MCAL Tackle 2 Champs. Football players,...

 

DownSouth Sports MVPS

Congrats to Rayville's Caroline Bradley and "freshman", Lantavoius Murphy for being named DownSouth Sports Magazine MVPs. Caroline had 16 points in the Lady Hornets 79-27 blowout win over Madison and...

 

What's Best for the Kids?

This past January, Florida state GOP lawmakers introduced and advanced a bill prohibiting schools from 'encouraging' talk of sexual orientation and gender identity in some classrooms. On March 8, 2022, the Florida Senate passed the Parental Rights...

 
 By Earline Knox    News    March 10, 2022

Surprise...!!!

It had a fairy tale kind of feeling, and Earline Knox was in a fog all night fighting back the tears. A surprise party was thrown for her, GSU alum Friday, February 25, 2022, to celebrate her...

 

The End is Near

As war rages in Ukraine, the suffering of men, women and children is increasing, as souls become weary and their complaints go unresolved. Once again, the world sees the wickedness of mans' heart at work in the earth, as every imagination of the...

 

Who's to Blame?

Proverbs 22:6 Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it. With so much violence and dysfunction amongst today's youth, many are pointing finger; but who...

 

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...

 

Women's History Month

Continued from February 24, 2022 Betty Ward Cooper Betty performs other community volunteer service work that includes President of the Board of Control (Trustees) for the Ouachita Parish Public Libra...

 

Deaths

Charles Lee Marshall, 82 of Monroe, LA Retired Shipping Manager died February 24, 2022. Services: 11:00 AM Saturday March 12, 2022 at St. Joseph Missionary Baptist Church, West Monroe. Visitation: 3:00 until 5:00 PM Friday March 11, 2022 at Smith...

 

Faith

We all go through things. Some are worse than others, but every time we go through something we have two options: One, we can sit and dwell on it and let it ruin our plans in life or two, we can let...

 

Fire Rating Upgrade

The Ouachita Parish Fire Department is proud to announce that its fire rating has been upgraded from a Class “4” to a Class “3”. This upgrade is expected to reduce the cost of insurance in Ouachita Parish, outside the city limits of Monroe...

 

Northwood Lena 1A LA State Basketball Champs

Congratulations to Northwood Lena High School Lady Gators in Alexandria LA who captured their first basketball Championship and Head and Assistant Basketball Coaches Lashanda and Darius Cooper who...

 

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