Monroe Dispatch - No Struggle, No Progress

Articles from the October 19, 2017 edition

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Something for Nothing? Never!

In the world we live, a person working on a job can always make more money than they can steal. To have a job is a blessing. Many would live longer if they had a job paying decent money. There are so...

 

Shootings In Community Continue

Probably one of the most difficult challenges in this community is to deter violence. As parents, many are not aware of the extent their children are involved in violent acts. They certainly do not know where and how their children can get their...

 

Ex's Terrible Understanding

Ever wondered why people are apprehensive about getting involved with others? Many won't lookup, acknowledge or give strangers the time of day! According to police reports, a deputy was summoned to a...

 

Lack Of Respect For Black Soldier's Death

President Donald Trump must have thought that he came up with "a winner" when he invoked professional football players kneeling during the playing of the National Anthem, as a sign of disrespect to...

 

Wossman Alumni Dismayed by Fieldhouse Name

It was a shock that many had not a clue and others already knew at Wossman High School. At Monroe City School Board's latest meeting, board members voted to name the new Wossman fieldhouse which is...

 

Homeowner's Unsettled Repairs

A Ouachita Parish homeowner is still very upset with an area contractor who claims to do quality work on houses. The work quality has left the homeowner in strong disagreement with the contractor....

 

Miss Wossman 2017

Za'Kiya Simmons was crowned Homecoming Queen before students, parents and friends on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at the Wossman Homecoming Coronation in Monroe, LA. Congratulations Miss Wossman...

 

Beard Student of Year

Congratulations to Jennessa Beard, 5th grade Student of the year - 2017, at Madison James Foster Elementary School in Monroe, LA, where Jennifer Harris is Principal. Jennessa is the daughter of...

 

Richwood 1978 Donald Ray Kims Passes

Donald Ray Kims went home to be with the Lord on October 6, 2017. He was a Richwood High School 1978 Graduate and was in the U.S. Army for 19 years. His memorial services are Saturday October 21,...

 

Mistakes

This past summer NBA superstar Kevin Durant received lots of backlash after revealing he was behind a fake social media account, that shared his true feelings about his former team and coaches. Durant began his career as a professional basketball...

 

Leadership Worth Following

Spirit of Deliverance Church of God In Christ in Monroe, LA honored worthy servants Pastor Ronald and First Lady Marilyn Green 7 years of tireless kingdom service on Sunday, October 15. Special 7th...

 

PRAYING STUDENTS

*Inspired by God through Mary Roggerson & Morning 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 intimat...

 

Our Children, Our Responsibility

The home is threatened seriously because we have shirked our responsibilities as parents. The Bible emphasizes marriage. God made marriage possible. He performed the first marriage ceremony. Some years ago every young lady planned on marriage and...

 

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...

 

Pulpits and Pews

117th Church Anniversary Union Baptist Church, Hwy 165 S., Bosco, LA Sunday, October 22, 3pm. Special guest Rev. Ike Byrd of Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Monroe LA. Sesquicentennial Celebration/ Magnify the Lord St. Timothy Baptist Church, 1710 Canary...

 

Happenings

Onyx Flow & Throw If you can rap, sing or freestyle come show your stuff Thurs. Night at the ONYX Thursday. Open Mic Night begins at 9pm. Onyx Lounge open Tues. –Sat. 9pm-3am @ Onyx Lounge @the onyxlounge Vehicle License or Title In a hurry and...

 

1st Annual Morehouse Parish Big Man Awards

Recently, P.A.T.CH.E.S. INC & " THE PO' FOLK'S POET ", MARION OBAFEMI presented the 1st ANNUAL MOREHOUSE PARISH BIG MAN AWARDS BANQUET to a capacity crowd at New Life Family Center in Bastrop,...

 

True American Hero

On Wednesday October 11, the LA Public Broadcast Film Crew(PBS) were in Monroe, LA at the Chenault Aviation Museum interviewing and recording Louisiana Vietnam Veterans for a special project for...

 

Smith Sickle Cell Guest Speaker

Dr. Richard D. Smith Jr. was the guest speaker at the 38th Annual Banquet of the Sickle Cell Anemia Foundation Monroe LA recently. Dr. Smith was introduced by his grandson Richard D. Smith,...

 

Prophetic Anointing

Urban Solo Artist of the Year Shereka ShaBang operates in the prophetic anointing as a prayer warrior. She spearheads a spiritual army of intercessors the "Battle Buddies" An Army of Intercessors on...

 

A Pink Affair

Ninth Annual Ball honoring Breast Cancer Survivorship, sponsored by THE WITNESS PROJECT OF northeast LA Saturday October 28, 7:30pm Monroe Civic Center, Formal Attire, Live Entertainment Silent...

 

Anthem Protests Crossroads?

It looks like the protest by African-American football players in the NFL may be coming to an end. Soon. That is because Dallas Cowboys owner, Jerry Jones has all but issued an ultimatum to black players on the team, to either stand or not play....

 

AKA 14th Annual Health Fair

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. – Omicron Iota Omega Chapter will hold their 14th Annual Community Health Fair Saturday October 21, 10 AM to 2 PM at the Roy Neal Shelling, Sr. Elementary School (Formerly Lincoln Elementary). Health care experts...

 

Mr. Pickem Grissom's Football Predictions

The regular season is 3 weeks away from being over and many of our area teams are sitting in prime position for post-season berths, but for several other local teams there's still some work to do. Som...

 

Obituaries

Annie Myles, 6 Annie Myles of Monroe, LA Nurse’s Assistant died October 10, 2017. Services: 12 noon on October 21 at Hesters Funeral Chapel. Visitation: Friday, October 20 from 1:00 – 5:45pm. Family Hour: 6:00-7:00 pm. Burial: Magnolia Cemetery...

 

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