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Articles from the November 2, 2017 edition

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Mrs. Nola F. Green Respected, Admired, Appreciated

On Saturday, October 28, 2017, Mrs. Nola Faye Green was called home to be with the Lord surrounded by her loving family. Mrs. Green was originally from Farmerville, LA, but spent much of her life in...

 
 By Eddie Gillis    News    November 2, 2017

GSU Shooting Difficult for Academia

Grambling State University President Rick Gallot is in a difficult position following the recent shooting deaths of two men on the school's campus. As president of Grambling, many in the area see...

 

Willisha Miller Gone Too Soon

Willisha Monique Miller was born August 7, 1994 and passed to Glory Friday, October 27, 2017 She was the daughter of Brenda Miller Copning-Hatfield and Willie Copning. "Lisha" as she was known by...

 

Brother-in-Law Stabbed

On Monday, October 30, a man's truck was stolen in the late afternoon. The owner of the truck found his truck and the thief somehow, which remains unknown. The man confronted the thief somewhere on...

 

Family Gun Squabble

In the Bible the last book addresses the things which happened long ago and the current events as well. Many things which are happening have already been predicted which we're witnessing every day we...

 

Musical Legend Maurice Johnson Tribute

A Tribute to Music Legend Maurice Johnson was a major highlight of GSU's homecoming festivities, Friday, Oct. 27, held in the William Wiley Band Room of the Conrad Hutchinson's Performance Arts...

 

Stop The Silence

Ladies, men, boys and girls have dressed in various shades of pink in observance of Breast Cancer Awareness month during October. Thank you to all my sister survivors who willingly shared their...

 
 By Eddie Gillis    News    November 2, 2017

Brown To Take Exam

Monroe Police Department Executive Officer Reggie Brown has won his legal challenge to take the upcoming Monroe Chief of Police exam next month. Brown’s challenge was held at the Safety Center on MLK Boulevard Tuesday afternoon. There was a discuss...

 

Black Power

Nation of Islam Association of Grambling, Monroe & Shreveport, LA, will present "Black Power," a message to the students of GSU from Student Minister Nuri Muhammad on behalf of the Hon. Min....

 

Reason for the Season

We experience four seasons each year - fall, winter, spring, and summer. Each season has a distinctive purpose. The spring is the transition between cold and hot weather and most often brings rain, but the rain does not last long. After the rain,...

 

Praying Students

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...

 

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...

 

A Church Proclaiming the Love of God

Recently New Light Baptist Church Monroe celebrated its 87th Church Anniversary. Special Guest was Rev. William Ross Greater New Hope Baptist Church. The spirit was high at the anniversary when...

 

Taking a Stand for the Lord

Family and Friends Day/Homecoming was celebrated at Faith United Baptist Church, Monroe, LA recently. Guests Rev. Levi Cyrus and Light of the Word Church of God, Shreveport, LA. Programmed...

 

ADVANCING THE KINGDOM

Col 3:23 — Col 3:24 “And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance; for you serve the Lord...

 

Our Children, Our Responsibility

Obedience does not come naturally. We do not inherit it. It must be taught and learned. Jesus learned obedience through suffering. The Bible teaches children should obey their parents. Also, parents are not to make unreasonable demands on their...

 

Little Flower 1968 Reunion

As unique as the world, Little Flower Academy Class of 1968 gathered October 27-29 for the record in Monroe LA. It was an unforgettable reunion of classmates who were separated by desegregation. Many notable events were shared while new and old...

 

Pulpits and Pews

C.W.U. Human Rights Luncheon Celebration Consider this your special invitation to attend our Church Women United of Ouachita Parish Human Rights Luncheon Celebration, ROSE OF SHARON BAPTIST CHURCH, 716 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Monroe, LA Friday,...

 

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 Beauty only Skin Deep Easy to jump in, hard to getaway....

 

Neville 1987 30th Reunion

Neville High School Class of 1987 celebrated their 30th class reunion this past weekend October 27-29 in Monroe LA. Classmates gathered from far and near to reminisce, remember and revive past...

 

Richwood Sweethearts

Richwood Sweethearts and fans Kierra Richardson and Pamela Henderson were spotted at the Wossman Richwood Football Game recently. Besides being Richwood Sweethearts, they are also Richwood Diehards....

 

Monroe Drag Team & Classic Cars

Some of the most classic old school cars are displayed by Monroe Drag Team & Classic Cars at various events during the year. This year at Richwood Juneteenth Celebration June 2017, Monroe Drag...

 

Spiritual Harvest "Men Pursuing God" Conference

Pastor Bob Dziadaszek and the men of Spiritual Harvest Worship Center 8th annual "Men Pursuing God" Men's Conference on Saturday, November 11 9 a.m. The theme is "Walking as Jesus Walked," based on 1...

 

Trump's Bad Week

One bird has sung, and two more may be about to sing. If you worked on Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and had links to the Russian government, your time in the hot seat may be next. That has to be the sentiment of various individuals that...

 

Mr. Pickem Grissom's Football Predictions

It's do or die this final week of the LHSAA regular season and several teams still have work to do to improve their post-season positioning. Some teams are on the bubble, while some are at the top....

 

Obituaries

Leroy Reed Sr., 77 Leroy Reed Sr. of Monroe, LA Retired Construction Worker, died October 21, 2017. Services: 11:00 A.M., Saturday November 4 at Cuba Missionary Baptist Church, Monroe, LA. Visitation: 1:00 - 6:00 P.M., Friday November 3 at Smith...

 

The Mayor's Corner

City of Monroe has Important Property Tax Renewals on November 18th Ballot Early voting Nov. 3rd – 11th It is election time once again, and Monroe residents will be making some very important decisions that will help shape the future of our city....

 

"Wonder Why Weeping Willows Weep"

Copyright 1999 I have often wondered why the weeping willow cries Could it be for the same reason that tears fall from my eyes? Like the limbs of the willow, I was reaching for the sky Then came the a...

 

America's Racist, Discriminatory Drug War/Laws

For decades the American criminal justice, and law enforcement systems have waged an unjust war against black, brown, and poor Americans, enabled by conspiratorial laws designed to target and enforced upon the above-mentioned American citizens....

 

Leadership Worth Following

Spirit of Deliverance Church of God In Christ Monroe LA honored humble servants Pastor Ronald and First Lady Marilyn Green for 7 years of tireless kingdom building and service Sunday October 15....

 

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