Monroe Dispatch - No Struggle, No Progress

Articles from the November 9, 2017 edition

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Gunroe Sunday Shooting Fatal

Gunfire in Monroe, LA is heard throughout neighborhoods in the city. On Sunday, November 5, two shots rang a little after 9am. Many hear gunshots, then listen for sirens. This past Sunday's shooting...

 

Thieves at Church… Again

Is this getting worse or what? There are people coming to church services, sitting through most of it and stealing out of people purses. We now hear that items are being stolen from unlocked cars in the parking lot. It is unfortunate that thieves...

 

Eugene "Duce" Newman's Memory Treasured

Eugene Newman was born August 20, 1944 to Eddie and Rosie Newman. He was the fourth oldest of thirteen siblings. Eugene was affectionately known as "Duce!" Many didn't know his real name and only...

 

From Geraldine McGee's Heart

It has been a long, hard and difficult year for Geraldine McGee. On Nov. 21, 2016 it will one year since McGee lost her daughter, Synkieva when she was killed by the man she was seeing, through an act...

 

Johnson All-SWAC Preseason Pick

The 2017-18 All-SWAC preseason first and second teams is highlighted by Alcorn State senior forward Reginal "Monsta" Johnson, who was selected as the SWAC Preseason Men's Basketball Player of the...

 

School Board Disappoints Public

The Monroe City School Board held a meeting last Wednesday evening (November 1) that may have caught many in the public off guard. That is because the vast majority of school board meetings are held on Tuesdays, which is common knowledge to the...

 

Miss Carroll 2017

At Carroll High School Homecoming, Miss Carroll, Chekala Jones, was crowned Homecoming Queen before students, parents and friends on Tuesday, October 31, 2017 in Monroe, LA, by Carroll Principal...

 

Pastor Dottie Rivers' 27th Anniversary

On Saturday, November 4, Word of Faith Revival Center in Monroe, LA honored faithful servant Pastor Dottie Rivers for 27 years of preaching hope, salvation and prosperity while saving souls. A...

 

Carroll Homecoming 2017

Carroll High School Alumni journeyed from throughout the U.S. to Bulldog Nation to be a part of the 2017 Carroll Homecoming Festivities which began Sunday, October 29- Saturday, November 4. Carroll...

 

Expectations

Years ago, I saw a gorgeous hairstyle on a woman who worked in the same office building as my company was housed. Each morning I saw her I would admire her hairstyle. It was cut in a long bob and she would style it in many different ways. After a...

 

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...

 

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 John 2:6. Guest speakers are: Pastor...

 

Pulpits & Pews

128th Church Anniversary Mount Nebo Missionary Baptist Church 2930 Jackson St. Monroe LA Sunday, November 12, 3 p.m Rev. Houston J. Simmons, Pastor. Guest Pastor Linzie Riley Saint Paul Missionary Baptist Church Marion LA. Book of Revelation Bible...

 

ADVANCING THE KINGDOM

2 Corinthians 4:7 — 2 Corinthians 4:10 But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellence of the power may be of God and not of us. We are hard-pressed on every side, yet not crushed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted,...

 

Our Children, Our Responsibility

Play a Major Role in the Children’s Development Luke 2:52 tells of the boyhood of Jesus as He increased in widsdom and stature and in favor with God and man. Development is a four-fold process: (1) wisdom-mental; (2) stature - physical; (3) in...

 

Remembering God's Faithfulness

First Missionary Baptist Church Monroe LA celebrated Homecoming Sunday October 8. Guest church was Mount Olivet Baptist Church, Monroe LA. Rev. O. W. Billups Jr. delivered the message. Bother Calvin...

 

A Place to Be

New Faith Missionary Baptist Church Monroe LA was the place to be at their 14th Church Anniversary recently. Rev. Leo Montgomery, Sr. and New Mount Ararat Baptist Church, Bastrop, LA were special...

 

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 New Girl’s Clothes & Shoes Over 200...

 

Honor Student Zryiah Zimmerman

Making the Swayze Elementary School Honor Roll for the second 6 weeks is Zryiah Zimmerman. Zryiah is a third-grade honor student and her mother Brittany Harper as well as great-grandmother Allie...

 

Happy Birthday Country Preacher

On November 13, 1937, God's Amazing Grace blessed us with a baby boy who someday became that Country Preacher. Happy birthday Rev. Odell Blanson Monday November 13! But grow in grace and in the...

 

Wilsons Praised Almighty

At St. James Baptist 148th Church Anniversary Sterlington LA Sunday October 15, Gerri Walker, Eleanor Sinclair (Sugarland TX), Bobbie McFarland and Julius "Bud" Wilson fellowshipped, worshipped and...

 

Dead Church Shooting; What's next?

When fifty seven people died and hundreds injured at the hands of one individual in Las Vegas weeks ago, many in this “nation of guns”, just knew that our leaders in Washington would finally do something. Many thought(or believed), that our count...

 

Mr. Pickem Grissom's Football Predictions

POST-SEASON EDITION Thurs. & Fri. NOV. 10-11 As the regular season has ended, the second season for our area teams will begin thursday night when the 1st round of the LHSAA playoffs kickoff. The...

 

Obituaries

Berdia Mae Kennon, 65 Berdia Mae Kennon of Monroe, LA Activity Director, died October 30, 2017. Services: 11:00 A.M., Saturday November 11 at Mt Horeb Baptist Church, Monroe, LA. Visitation: 1:00 – 6:00 P.M., Friday November 10 at Smith Funeral Hom...

 

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