Monroe Dispatch - No Struggle, No Progress

Articles from the July 23, 2020 edition

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 By Eddie Gillis    News    July 23, 2020

60 years for $18

The family of Robert Dwayne Johnson said that when you see him smile, he is like a "big old baby". They said that he is a gentle person, from the time he was young, into his adult life. But while...

 

Eddye Hobson Loving, Outgoing Devoted

March 20, 1949 - July 19, 2020 Eddye Lorraine Hobson was born on March 20, 1949, in Monroe, Louisiana. She transitioned to eternity with her Lord on July 19, 2020, in Garland, Texas. The older of two...

 

Police Exam Change, Rejected

The City of Monroe welcomed its' new Chief Executive Tuesday afternoon, as Oliver Ellis was sworn in as mayor following an election that was held up by the coronavirus virus, COVID-19. It was a...

 

Police Brutality Alleged

A local man is suing the Monroe Police Department for brutality tactics used against him stemming from an encounter back on April 21. According to reports, Timothy Williams was beaten by Monroe...

 

ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS

The Monroe Housing Authority will receive sealed bids in triplicate for the following project: 20CFP611.01 Francis Tower Elevator Improvements Bids will be accepted until 2:00 PM, Tuesday, September 11, 2020, at the office of the Monroe Housing...

 

ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS

Separate sealed BIDS for the construction of Tower at Bienville Drive Intersection Improvements 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...

 

Danny Wilson Strong, Proud, Brave

January 27, 1954 – July 10, 2020 Danny Lester Wilson was born January 27, 1954 in Monroe, LA. He was the only son of Stacy Ralph and Juanita Long Wilson. Danny has three sisters, Jacquelyn Long...

 

LA's Racist Policing Practices

As part of a sweeping new initiative to challenge racist policing, the ACLU of Louisiana is asking people victimized by racist policing to come forward as potential plaintiffs to challenge these unconstitutional practices. People who have had...

 

LHSAA to Parents and Student Athletes

LHSAA to Parents and Student Athletes As Executive Director for the LHSAA I and my assistant directors have received a number of emails from parents, athletes and concerned citizens asking the LHSAA...

 

Community Servant Ready

Monroe Marshal Chief Robert Cherry has and is a community servant. He is a Carroll Graduate, from the Booker T. Community and a veteran. He gives his time freely and is well know throughout the...

 

"ROD WASHINGTON SALUTE"

There are some people in our city today make lasting impressions. The magnitude of their services is just impossible to describe. Mr. Rod Washington is this very special person. Words to express our...

 

37th Rose of Sharon/Millard Dean Lee Scholarship

The 37th Annual Rose of Sharon Baptist Church Millard Dean Lee Memorial Scholarship Program was Sunday, July 19, 2020. Guest speaker for the event was Dr. Quentin Holmes, Sr., Assistant Professor of...

 

Darnell Linzy 2020 Grad Celebration

The Simon and Linzy Families showed Wossman 2020 Graduate Darnell Linzy lots of love on Saturday July 18 in the Boom Boom Room. Family members were masked up while social distancing celebrating with...

 

One City's High Hopes

Oliver "Friday" Ellis fulfilled one of his "high hopes" Tuesday(July 21) when he took the oath of office and became the city of Monroe's next mayor. In an ceremony that was limited in size by those...

 

Robert E. Lee Junior High School Renaming

The Robert E. Lee Junior High School Renaming Committee seeks community suggestions for school name change. Names can be submitted at www.mcschools.net, by email at [email protected] or to a committee member no later than July 26, 2020....

 

It's in The Book

Isaiah 29:11-12 | NKJV The whole vision has become to you like the words of a book that is sealed, which men deliver to one who is literate, saying, “Read this, please. “And he says, “I cannot,...

 

Underage Drinking

Continuing an agreement to educate and bring awareness to issues impacting our communities, Northeast Delta Human Services Authority (NEDHSA) and the University of Louisiana Monroe (ULM) are addressing underage drinking, focusing on college...

 

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 l...

 

Do The Right Thing

Do The Right Thing I want to think that very few people wake up feeling their day’s work should include hating or harming another person. The reality, however, is that crimes based on hate are committed every day. Spike Lee’s Do The Right Thing,...

 

The End is Near

To the people of God, let no man deceive you, he that commits sin is of the devil. Whosoever abides in God does not commit sin, whoever sins has never seen him nor knows him. Whosoever is born of God does not commit sin, because God's holy spirit...

 

Favorite Church Usher

Doorkeepers or keepers of the door, their church service is invaluable. They are the first to meet and greet you at church. If you have a question, need a seat, need to speak or sit with a certain...

 

GET OUT AND VOTE

The Jackson Parish Branch NAACP along with District G is urging every voter to vote. If you were not able to vote in the last election, because you were not registered as a Democrat or Republican, now is the time for you to visit your Register of...

 
 By Eddie Gillis    Opinion    July 23, 2020

Is Wearing A Mask A Bad Idea?

This is not rocket science. However, the Great Divide that this nation is experiencing over something as simple as wearing a mask when it is necessary to save a life, is tearing it apart. Furthermore, nowhere is that divide made more evident than...

 

Civil Rights Icon Dies

Rep. John Lewis 80, the longtime Georgia Congressman and icon of the civil rights movement, died after a battle with pancreatic cancer, Friday July 17, 2020. His death represents the end of an era,...

 

"I WANT JESUS TO BE MY DADDY"

(A poem for an 8 year old candidate for baptism at Mt. Zion) Copyright 2015 Written By: Mr. Marion Obafemi And, Inspired By: God When momma called the roll, he was ab-sent I never been to his class, no ad-mit I never tasted his words, no ac-cent We n...

 

Legal Representation by Law Enforcement Stop

By Your Side Legal Services (BYSLS) the first company to offer legal representation during encounters with law enforcement announces their crowdfunding campaign kick that can be viewed at...

 

B Law Firm Red Ribbon Cutting

The B Law Firm held a Red Ribbon Cutting to celebrate and open its new Law Firm Friday July 17 at 200 Hudson Lane Suite 5 in Monroe LA. Family, friends and Monroe Chamber of Commerce welcomed...

 

Deaths

Forest 'Forst' Claiborne, 71 Forest 'Forst' Claiborne of Tallulah, LA -Retired General Motors died Tuesday July 14, 2020. Graveside Services: 10:00am Thursday July 23 2020 at Morning Rest Cemetery Buckner, LA. Visitation: 4:00pm-7:00pm Wednesday...

 
 By Perry Thomas    Opinion    July 23, 2020

Hold Elected Officials Responsible Black Citizens

The greatest mistake, error, or flaw black citizens have when it comes to the local, state and national political arena, is that what they help elect people to office they don’t follow up with holding them responsible for providing true,...

 

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...

 

Things You Need to Know

1. There is a God [Genesis 1:1”; Psalm 19:1, Psalm 14: l) 2. God is love (I John 4:8,9; John 3:16; Romans 5:8). 3. God is merciful (Ephesians 2:.4,5; James 5:11; Luke 1:50). 4. God is longsuffering (II Peter 2:2,4;3:15; I Timothy 1:16). 5. God is a...

 

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