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  • Promoted

    Jun 16, 2022

    Congratulations Orlando Freemont Ouachita Parish Schools new Director of Safety. Freemont was former Richwood Middle School Principal....

  • Raving Beauty

    Jun 16, 2022

    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 enchanting. Black Women are beautiful, astonishing, loving, and of course, intelligent. Their charm, demeanor, and radiant skin have always turned heads. There is nothing in this world as beautiful as a Black woman like Misty Williams, whose beauty captivates the world....

  • Bad Cut Barber Shot

    Jun 16, 2022

    Can one imagine completing a service for someone only then to receive a gunshot as payment instead of cash? That is exactly what happened, according to police records that reveal an angry customer allegedly shot a local barbershop owner. The report shared that the shot was fired after the haircut was completed when the customer asked for a discount after complaining about his new look. The barber agreed to the discount, but the customer was still displeased. According to barber standards, it wasn’t a bad cut. When the customer returned l...

  • Hot ...Thieves Steal AC

    Jun 16, 2022

    Many times, when bad things happens, it turns to good and many times people do us favors when they commit or do detrimental acts. The brazen thieves, who stole an air conditioning unit from St. Peter Baptist Church in Monroe LA were a blessing in disguise on Saturday June 11, 2022. The digression was a sin, yet the church has received a brand new blessing by some good Samaritans. The air condition stolen is a sin while the wages of sin is death. Many think nothing of the consequences of their...

  • Town and Country Shooting

    Eddie D. Gillis|Jun 16, 2022

    No community or neighborhood is immune from shootings and shots being fired. Ouachita Parish law enforcement officials said that what was thought to have been gun fire, has been confirmed to be a shooting that happened on Monday June 13 on Rosewood Dr. located in the Town and Country area in Ouachita Parish. No one was injured, but a bullet hole on a side window of an automobile in the area, showed that a shot was fired. According to Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Office(OPSO, the shooting was...

  • Forever in Our Hearts

    Jun 16, 2022

    Rhoda Kelly was cool, calm, and collected, especially in stressful situations. She possessed a heart of gold which is always needed in a family. Her family already misses Rhoda as she was the voice of reason and often light in darkness with a sweet, gentle spirit. God truly blessed Rhoda, and she, in turn, shared those blessings with loved ones. When times were unbearable, Rhoda made things smooth by reminding those around her that God was in control time and time again. She was respected by...

  • Mosque Opposes Proposed Swanson Plan

    Jun 16, 2022

    Muhammad Mosque #99, an affiliate of the Nation of Islam in Monroe LA is opposed and speaking out about the plan to house the most violent offenders from around the state in the now under construction new Swanson Center for Youth Monroe LA. "Swanson will become the Angola of the Juvenile Justice System says Verbon Muhammad, Mosque Minister. Senate Bill 323 sponsored by Sen Heather Cloud of Turkey Creek proposes to create tiers within the Juvenile Justice System by assessing juvenile offenders...

  • Shooting Suspects Nabbed

    Eddie D. Gillis|Jun 16, 2022

    Last year in June of 2021, a shooting happened in south Monroe in the area of Sandifer Avenue and Vine Street where two individuals were shot. When Monroe police arrived at the scene, they found that 19-year-old Xavier Wright and a juvenile had been wounded from the shooting, where they were taken to a local hospital for treatment. After further investigation, police determined that twin brothers, Bobby and Dennis Harris were responsible for the shootings. Police could not locate the pair, but...

  • Alpha 27th Scholarship Awards

    Jun 16, 2022

    Eta Delta Lambda Chapter Educational Foundation, Inc of Eta Delta Lambda Chapter Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity , Inc presented their 27th Scholarship Awards Reception on Saturday June 11, 2022 at Living Water Ministries International in Monroe LA. The Awakening of Education and Outstanding Schoalrship Awards Recipients for 2022 were Ashon Fields, Keith Jackson , Jr, Darron Lanier, Patrick McCraney, Timothy Player, Winston Sanders, Jaden Smith and Benjamin Williams. Also recognized outstanding...

  • DOJ Greene Investigation Overdue

    Eddie D. Gillis|Jun 16, 2022

    The Department of Justice is about to undertake its so-called “pattern of practice” into the Louisiana State Police, the state’s premiere law enforcement agency. The investigation will center around people who have alleged that LSP has engaged in “discrimination and brutality” patterns on its citizens, particularly Black people. Though there have been allegations of LSP misconduct over the last decade, it has been the disturbing videos of LSP Troopers savagely beating Monroe native Ronald Greene three years ago that has kept LSP in the spotl...

  • LA Historical Marker Dedication & Unveiling

    Jun 16, 2022

    The Rayville Rosenwald/Eula D. Britton Alumni Association, an organization that represents the original African American School that operated in Rayville, LA, from 1904 until its closing in 1970, invites you to a special event on Friday, June 17, 2022, 12:30 PM at the Rayville Rosenwald/Eula D. Britton Alumni Center, 103 Cotton Street, Rayville, LA. The organization will celebrate and dedicate the Louisiana Historical Marker awarded to the Alumni Association in 2020, recognizing the only...

  • Irma DeTiege Scholarship

    Jun 16, 2022

    6 Irma DeTiege Scholarship Recipients are Lauryn Brown, Roniya Carter, Keith Jackson, Jr., Brooke Jason and Cypress Washington. All of this year's Irma Hall DeTiege Scholarship recipients are HONOR STUDENTS who have maintained honor roll throughout their school careers. They were not only academic leaders, but they also participated in many organizations and activities. They have proof that they have a passion for outreach and helping others. Thanks Gloria Elmore for your generous donation...

  • Happy Father's Day

    Jun 16, 2022

    The many things you've done, all the times, that you were there. Help me know deep down inside, how much you really care. Even though we might not say we appreciate all you do. Richly blessed is how we feel having a husband and father just like you. Happy Father's Day Dorsey Menyweather, Love Gwen & children....

  • Stop the Violence

    Jun 16, 2022

    At Zion Spring Baptist Church in Monroe LA, the church is going to the streets to help stop the violence and hate. Zion Spring Pastor Ricky James understands to stop or curb the violence the church must go beyond the walls. On Saturday June 11, 2022, Zion Spring held a Stop the Violence Rally in the Booker T. Community in the streets, which drew elected officials, pastors, church members and community supporters. Photo 1 Zion -Deacon Harbor & a concerned citizen take stop the violence rally to...

  • National HIV Testing Day

    Jun 16, 2022

    Monday, June 27 is National HIV Testing Day. Since 1995, this special day has been set aside to encourage HIV testing. It is recommended everyone between the age 13 and 64 test; however, those at a higher risk should test more often. Testing is the first step to a healthy life and prevents the spread of HIV. GO CARE Community Health Center will host an HIV testing event on June 27, 2022 from 10am to 4pm at 1801 N 7th St. in West Monroe LA. The test is free, you’ll receive your results in less than five minutes, and we won’t be taking appointmen...

  • Due Season

    Katima Epting-Wiley|Jun 16, 2022

    Galatians 6:9 And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. Of all the articles I've written, I feel this one to be very personal for someone. I sense God wants to use me to tell you to keep going in Him. Don’t give up. Don’t give in! As long as you could remember, you've called upon and served the Lord. You haven’t been flawless, in this walk, but you have been faithful. You have sacrificed, prayed, cried and desired more of God. You've helped ot...

  • Monroe/Northeast LA Superstars

    Jun 16, 2022

    As young kids, there have been some amazing athletes which have graced this area with pro talent performances while being high school superstars who made fans think and say oooh wee. Growing in this area Monroe West Monroe/Northeast LA there were and are amazing sports talent which fans have witnessed unimaginable and unbelievable feats which sets this arear apart from the world. Their abilities and gifts have wowed sport fans forever, while the stars names change yet their abilities remain top...

  • WITHHOLDING NOTHING

    Pastor K. C. Wade, ADVANCING THE KINGDOM|Jun 16, 2022

    Psalms 84:11 | NKJV For the Lord God is a sun and shield; The Lord will give grace and glory; No good thing will He withhold from those who walk uprightly. I Praise and give God ALL the Honor! For He Brightens my way and keeps me from slipping, sliding or falling. Oh Lord you are a Shield for me, the Lifter up of my Head. HALLELUJAH! You Bless me with Health and Well Being! You render me with Peace, Love, Joy and Understanding. You strengthen my weak knees and uphold my weary hands. You Bestow...

  • Farewell Hardy R. Washington Sr.

    Jun 16, 2022

    June 26, 1936-May 13, 2022 Hardy Rogers Washington, Sr. 85, was born on June 26, 1936 in Rayville LA to Allen and Ethel Washington. He was the second youngest child of eight. His siblings three brothers and four sisters are William, Cardell and Allen. Rozelia, Delphia Turner and Allie. Preceding Hardy in death were his parents, two brothers, one sister, one daughter Sonja Marie Washington and his wife Etta Washington. Hardy Sr. graduated from Rhymes High School in Rhymes LA. He was united in...

  • Deaths

    Jun 16, 2022

    Arthur Wayne Harvey, 63 of Monroe, LA Topographic Analyst died Wednesday June 8, 2022. Visitation: 3:30-5:30 PM Friday June 17, 2022 at Greater Free Gift B C. Service: 11:00 AM Saturday June 18, 2022 at Greater Free Gift BC. Burial: Philadelphia B C Cemetery in Crowville, LA under directions of McFarland Funeral Home-Monroe LA. Rhoda Kelly, 77 of Monroe, LA died Monday June 6, 2022. Visitation: 6:00-8:00 PM Friday June 17, 2022 in Monroe Funeral Home Chapel. Service: 1:00 PM Saturday June 18, 2022 at New St. James B C Richwood. Burial:...

  • God Usually Calls the Ordinary

    Dr. Joseph Capers Sr.|Jun 16, 2022

    Submitted By Dr. Joseph W. Capers Sr. Many Christians feel that they are not called by God because of their circumstances. Some have made wrong decisions or have been discouraged by others. They underestimate their ability and talents. Success and failure depends on the standards of measurement. We often judge ourselves and others by our inadequate yardstick. For the comparison of success or failure we must use the proper instrument for measuring. God is impressed by man's achievement that...

  • The End Is Near

    Jun 16, 2022

    A rose once grew where all could see, sheltered beside a garden wall, and as the days passed swiftly by, it spread its branches, straight and tall ..One day, a beam of light shine through a crevice that had opened wide. The rose bent gently towards its warmth then passed beyond to the other side... Now, you who deeply feel it's loss, be comforted - the rose blooms there - It's beauty even greater now, nurtured by God's own loving care. Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above ru...

  • Turning Attitude to Gratitude

    Christina Gary|Jun 16, 2022

    Every day, something always upsets us Whether it is something small or large, it affects our feelings and may even impact how we react the rest of the day or how we do a certain thing in our lives, leaving us with an attitude. This attitude that we have is most likely negative to something that affects us, and I want to know why. Why do we let something affect how we feel and potentially alter our life? You’re upset with your job, you may have financial issues , or even home problems but why sho...

  • Edna's Cooking

    Jun 16, 2022

    The best breakfast and homes style meals in town six days a week. You don't have the wait the food is always ready, while the fried chicken is the best in town. The baked chicken falls from the bone, with turnip greens, cabbage, corn, gumbo, jambalaya, beans , hot water cornbread, shrimp baked potatoes, smothered porkchops, rice & gravy , mashed potatoes, fish and much more. Monday- Friday 6am-2:30pm, Saturday 7am-2pm Three locations Now Save #1 4399 Hwy 165 South, Tiger Market 1800 Forsythe...

  • Happenings

    Jun 16, 2022

    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 reasonable prices. Three Monroe locations: Now Save #1 4399, Hwy 165 South, 318-737-7873; Tiger Market Café, 1800 Forsythe Ave, Suite 1, 318-325-4000; Now Save # 5, Hwy 165 South and Hadley St. Ms. Edna and Staff ~ Serving up LOVE every day! Edna’s Cooking features $4.99 breakfast and coffee, $7.99 lunch...

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