Articles from the April 13, 2023 edition

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 By Eddie D. Gillis    News    April 13, 2023

Deadly Crash

In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, a life can be gone. At an unknown moment, we will transition from living and breathing to closing our eyes for the last time. There is much grief in the air...

 

Janice Montgomery Prymus Gone Home

The road to glory has no appointed time or date. Hearts are saddened and shocked at the unexpected death of Janice Montgomery Prymus on Sunday, April 9, 2023. She was from Bastrop, LA and was a 1974...

 
 By Eddie D. Gillis    News    April 13, 2023

Parental Involvement To Parental Takeover?

The momentum by some conservative groups across the nation to get more involved in school board matters shows no signs of abating, as it could happen here in Monroe. At the Tuesday, April 11, 2023 meeting, board members heard from a former Monroe sch...

 
 By Eddie D. Gillis    News    April 13, 2023

Woman Survives Shooting

Disclaimer: All persons are presumed innocent until proven guilty. The violence continues, as many are asking, when will it stop? Will people step away, or can they, when passions become inflamed to t...

 

Otis Powell's Cherished Memory

Otis Bay Powell, 61, was the son of Louis Glover and Cloteal Powell. He was born August 16, 1961. He was the youngest of eight children. Otis worked as a landscaper for 17 years at the Monroe City...

 

Remembering Matthew "Spanky" Thornton

Matthew Thornton grew up in Monroe, LA. He graduated from Carver Elementary School and was a member of the Carroll High School graduating class of 1966. He was an honor student who also played footbal...

 
 By Eddie D. Gillis    News    April 13, 2023

Alleged Police Shooter Arrested

Disclaimer: All persons are presumed innocent until proven guilty. "He wanted to be famous". Monroe Police Chief Victor Zordan said those words following the arrest of 18-year-old Issazavian Webb,...

 

Wossman Lady Cats 2023 LA State Basketball Champs

Back to Back Louisiana Non-Select Division II Basketball State Champions are Wossman High School Lady Cats from Monroe, LA, who captured the LHSAA State Basketball title Saturday, March 4, 2023 at...

 

The Reddix Chronicles 3

How Mae Lucky was able to purge over 3,000 Black voters off Ouachita voter's registration. Make it legal...pass a law! That’s how it was done in 1956, and that is the way it is done today. All you need is a political consensus to write an...

 

US Hwy 165 Safety Project Public Meeting

Save the Date: US 165 Safety Improvement Project from Renwick Street to Hwy 15 DOTD Community Public Meeting, Saturday, April 22, 2023 from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM at Rose of Sharon Baptist Church, 716 Martin Luther King Jr, Drive, Monroe. Your input is...

 

Unforgettable High School Reunions

Lest we not forget the educational institutions which served and impacted students in ways only God knows and produced successful citizens, despite challenging environments, lack of up-to-date...

 

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...

 

Deaths

Essie Carradine, 73, transitioned from this life in Monroe, Louisiana April 5, 2023. Service: 12 noon Friday, April 14, 2023 at Hopewell Baptist Church, Columbia, LA. Burial: 1 PM on Saturday, April 15, 2023 at Mount Olive Cemetery, in Kirby, MS. No...

 

Memorable

It was a meeting of the minds when Rob Lloyd and Newtown's Clarence Sharp were together recently. Both are musical tacticians respected for the good work they do. It was certaintly a memorable moment...

 

JUST BELIEVE

John 11:25-26 | NKJV Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live. And whoever lives and believes in Me shall never die. Do you...

 

Stay (A)Woke

Who do some in America turn their attention to when it comes to not wanting to tackle the problems/issues that continue to divide this nation? They turn their attention to those in the LGBTQ community as their scapegoat. By now, most of us have...

 

Who and Where are the Black Leaders in Monroe LA?

Who and Where are the Black Leaders in Monroe LA?...

 

National Library Week

Show your appreciation and support for libraries by visiting your local community library during National Library Week, April 23-29! The theme for National Library Week 2023 is "There's More to the...

 

Ernest J. Gaines Award

Entries for the 17th annual Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence will be accepted through October 15, 2023. Initiated by donors of the Baton Rouge Area Foundation to honor Mr. Gaines’ extraordinary contribution to the literary world, the...

 

Sugar Diabetes Deadly

Eating too much sugar is a poor decision for your health for several reasons. Harvard Health notes that an excessive sugar intake can lead to higher blood pressure, weight gain, diabetes, and fatty liver disease. Another issue you put your body at...

 

Irma DeTiege Scholarship

High school seniors interested in applying for the Irma DeTiege Scholarship, email information to [email protected]. Scholarship requirements: biographical essay, recent photograph, contact...

 

80th Surprise Birthday

At Greater New Antioch Baptist Church in Monroe LA, Minister Dorothy R. Harris church birthday surprise was surprising on Sunday April 9, 2023.The minister had not a clue she would behonored with a...

 

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