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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 locations Now Save #1 4399 Hwy 165 South Monroe, LA /318-737-7873 & Tiger Market Café 1800 Forsythe Ave Suite 1 Monroe, LA 71201/318-325-4000 Ms. Edna & Staff ~ Serving up LOVE every day!

Uncle Wayne

Check out Uncle Wayne “The Birth of Hithm & Bluez” vol. 2 hit single “Get on That Drank,” http://www.uncle

Contact Us

Got news, been somewhere, need a listening ear, been wronged, need to tell the world, call us, we can help! Subscriptions/Advertising-Old newspaper copies 318.789.0098 phone/fax 855-299-0718 news or Religious Log email [email protected] –Monroe Dispatch P.O. Box 4823 Monroe LA 71211 318.325.2858. Subscriptions Mailed $40 year-$22-6mos-Home delivery $45 year-$25- 6mos. We accept Chase Bank Quick Pay [email protected], cash or credit cards (fees apply). Visit us online

Radio Advertising

Call Art Edwards 318 680.1691 or 318.388.2323 and forget the fancy title Art sells radio advertising for 6 radio stations. Give Art a call.

Microsoft Huge Hiring Event Black Tech Professionals

Register Today! On February 13, Microsoft and HBCU CONNECT will be hosting a special hiring event in the Dallas area for Black Tech Professionals. If you or someone you know has software development experience or technical program management experience, please register today or share the link: would like to make at least 70 job offers on February 14!

Great Vehicle Mechanics

Got an old vehicle or about to buy a used vehicle, you’ll need good honest mechanics. The Monroe Dispatch trusts and uses Mobile Mechanics. They know how to fix and repair vehicles in a timely and reasonable manner. Stop letting you know who get cha! Call Easy or Rocky at 318-331-5524, you’ll be glad you did! See ad display pg. 3

Black Heritage Parade

In Monroe LA the World Famed Black Heritage Parade is Saturday February 29, Dream… Imagine… Inspire! More info contact Benya Marshall 318.789.6474

Life March Northeast

Open to all 1866.464.LIFE Life March Noreast West Monroe -Monroe Sunday January 26, 2020, 2-4pm. Meet at First West before 2pm

Monroe/Ouachita Parish Branch #6068 Monthly Meeting

Thursday January 23, 6pm at Harvey Benoit Community Center Monroe LA. Public invited

Faith, Addiction and Trauma: Healing Our Communities

Thursday March 26, West Monroe Convention Center 9am-4pm. This event will feature well-known national keynote speakers sharing powerful messages about hope, community, and building a robust support system within our region.This FREE event will include a continental breakfast and lunch.

Dee”Tail Plus

Respect the Clean “Dee”Tail Plus best handwash “DeeTail” carwash in town! Dr. Dee makes your vehicle shine like when it was new on the out and inside! Check us out 1201 Winnsboro Rd. Monroe LA or call 318.582.5550. See Ad pg. 12

Chemical Sciences Student Scholarship

The American Chemical Society (ACS) Scholars Program is offering renewable scholarships of $1,000 to $5,000 per year for African American, Hispanic/Latinx and Native American students majoring in chemistry-related fields and pursuing chemistry-related careers. Qualified students may be studying at community colleges or four-year institutions. Graduating high school seniors and college freshmen, sophomores and juniors may apply. Scholarship applications will be accepted online at the ACS Scholars Program website through March 1, 2020, for the academic year 2020-21. Additional information is available by calling 1-800-227-5558, extension 6250, or by emailing [email protected]

Shawnuff BBQ Best in Town

Have you tried the best BBQ in town? Why are you waiting? If it’s not Shawnuff, there’s a difference! BBQ so good you don’t have to say grace, its already blessed and there are 3 sides to every plate beans, potato salad and slaw, your choice. Right off I-20 and Hwy 165 S Shawnuff BBQ is here to serve you Tues.-Fri. New Hours 11am – until all the food is gone. On Sat. 11am -2pm get here early to enjoy lip-smacking bbq, and koolaide. Call ahead 318.855.3652.We cater events and smoke or Fry Turkeys or hams for the holidays.

Blues & Soul Report

PPW’s Top 10 Blues

1. Let Me Come Back Home – Theo Huff

2. Party Till the Lights Come on -Dave Mack

3. Can I Take You Home – Ghetto Cowboy/Tucka

4. Too Late – Lamorris Williams

5. Tell on You – LJ Echols

6. Superstar – Vick Allen

7. I Wanna Make Love – Ricky White

8. I Love My Blues – Gerod Rayborn

9. Don’t Stop – Evette Busby

10. If You Want to Leave – Adrian Bagher

Got the blues, Tune in every Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday 6pm, on the radio Majic 97.3 with PPW the Blues Nightmare

Rob Lloyd’s Smooth Jazz

Rob Lloyd has been involved in jazz over 4 decades and is a regular reporter to can be reached at 318 512-3614 about jazz. Twin Cities Smooth Jazz

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