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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...

 

Deaths

Irvin Lee Besant, 90 Irvin Lee Besant of West Monroe, LA Lawn Care Specialist died January 15, 2020. Service: 1 pm Saturday January 25, 2020 at Zeigler Cemetery in Eros, LA. Burial: Graveside under the direction of Hester Central State Funeral Home....

 

Pastor Clark Installed

On Saturday January 18, 2020, St Luke Baptist Church Monroe LA installed Rev. Alonzo Clark as Pastor. The Installation was filled with prayer, praise and spirit-filled from the beginning to end....

 

Obituaries

Sadie Williams James, 81 of Monroe, LA Nurse, died January 12, 2019. Services will be 11:00 A.M., Thursday January 23 at Mt. Olivet Missionary Baptist Church, Monroe, LA. Visitation will be 1:00 until 6:00 P.M., at Smith Funeral Home, Monroe, LA....

 

Deacon, Deaconess & Mothers Installation

At Greater New Antioch Baptist Church Monroe LA, New Deacons, Deaconesses and Mothers were installed and ordained Sunday January 12, 2020. Bishop Rodney McFarland Sr. Greater Free Gift Baptist Church...

 

A BRIGHTER DAY"

Copyright 2012 Written By: Mr. Marion Obafemi, "THE PO' FOLK'S POET" and inspired By:God "A BRIGHTER DAY " (Psalm 30:5, Isaiah 40:31, Galatians 6:9) We wouldn’t know there was an up if there was no down Wouldn’t appreciate a smile if there was...

 

Community Servant Carday Marshall

After much prayer and discussion with my family, friends, and supporters, I, Carday Marshall am announcing my candidacy for the Monroe City Council District 4 seat. Living in District 4 as a youth...

 

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...

 

Monroe Favorite Celebrating

If you don't know him, you've seen him somewhere. He's a southside fixture since 1960 at Felton's Garage on Winnsboro Rd. in Monroe LA. Happy birthday Billy Felton January 15 who is blessed and...

 

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...

 

From My Heart

Happy New Year Monroe Dispatch! Give thanks to God for He is God all the time. Focus your mind on the joys of today. May you be encouraged that our sovereign God is in control. Nothing happens without His knowledge and will. Be still and know that I...

 

I Just Love Me Some You

Those that pledge their vows before God and man, stay together for the duration, going through the good and bad times know the successes of love. Many married couples who say and mean their vows reap...

 

Man in the Mirror

Spiritual Harvest Ministries Monroe LA "Men of Judah" 7th Annual Men Pursuing God Men's Conference was held in 2019. Guest speakers were Pastor Stanley W. Bissic Mt. Olive Outreach Baptist Church...

 

Wiley Grad Inspires Next Generation

Wiley Grad Inspires Next Generation For Wiley College Alumnus Chris Brown, education was always at the forefront in his life. He was reared by a single mother, who worked hard to provide for him, his...

 

Little Flower Choir Concert

The melodious voices of the Little Flower Choir continues to soothe with praise those attending Sunday December 8 at Little Flower of Jesus Catholic Church in Monroe LA. The songs were powerful while...

 

Christmas Candlelight Musical

On Sunday December 8, New Light Baptist Church held their Christmas Candlelight Musical. The choir sang spirituals, anthems of praise, Christmas & testimonial selection. The New Light Senior...

 

A Living Testimony

Mrs. Fannie F. Shorts turned 70, while at the age of 13, being told to her parents by two medical doctors, she would not live to become an adult. Recently Mrs. Shorts celebrated a blessed 70th...

 

I Just Love Me Some You

Those that pledge their vows before God and man, stay together for the duration, going through the good and bad times know the successes of love. Many married couples who say and mean their vows reap...

 

29th Appreciation

Pastor & Sister William Cann were shown love at their 29th Appreciation on Sunday December 1 at Seigle Community Baptist Church in West Monroe LA. Special guest was Rev. Auburn Robinson Tried...

 

Little Flower Academy Reunion 2019

Saved the best for last. Recently, Little Flower Academy had its 2019 school reunion. Classes from 1949 to 1985 gathered for a memorable school reunion. Reunion activities included a meet and greet,...

 

Head Mechanix Grooming Lounge

The all new Head Mechanix Grooming Lounge 122 S. Grand Downtown Monroe LA brings to you new modern innovative barbering techniques and specializing in today's advanced male grooming services had a...

 

Monroe-Ouachita GUNAA Monthly Meeting

Monroe-Ouachita GUNAA monthly meeting was held Thursday December 5, at the Comfort Suites Monroe LA was an exciting time. Our annual fundraiser quilt raffle was exciting with Gramblinite Fannie...

 

Living Again

Ezekiel 37:9 "Also He said to me, “Prophesy to the breath, prophesy, son of man, and say to the breath, ‘Thus says the Lord God: “Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe on these slain, that they may live.” Rejoice Beloved and be...

 

The Shop Next Door

Visiting New York City is always an exciting adventure for me that births creativity and enlightenment. In the city that never sleeps, there’s always something to see and do that one has never experienced before. When I visit, I often go to the...

 

Faithful & Dedicated Pastor

Trenton Baptist Church West Monroe LA showered Dr. & Mrs. L.R. Martin for their 45th Pastor's Anniversary Sunday December 8.Rev. John L. Russell ll greater New Antioch Baptist Church preached the...

 

Beautiful Black Women

One of mankind's best secrets are Black Women. Their beauty has stretched man's imagination for centuries. Being the most beautiful on earth, Black Women create an excitement in the world which is...

 

Al Derry's Bayou Classic Weekend

At the 46th Bayou Classic Football Game Saturday November 28, between Grambling and Southern Universities in the New Orleans Superdome in the crowd cheering after a Grambling touchdown were Tammy...

 

Emmy Award Winning Cartoonist & Animation Director

Bryon Vaughns is an Emmy award winning cartoonist and former Pine Bluff resident who graduated with a B.A. from the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. Vaughns has worked for KATV Channel Seven in...

 

Traditional Folk & Bluegrass Music

Joshua Lightfoot was born in Weatherford, Oklahoma and grew up around music as a natural part of family gatherings. He was taught to play guitar by his father, and later became multi-instrumental...

 

January 2020 Programs Carver McDonald Library

January 2020 Programs Carver McDonald Library Carver-McDonald Library Starting the Year 2020 off with a Bang! Saturday, Jan. 4 at 2 pm Emmy Award-Winning Cartoonist and Animation Director: Meet Byron...

 

Tyrone K-9 Dickens Considering City Council

Sources tell the Dispatch that Community Activist Tyrone K-9 Dickens is looking into running for city council district 4. K-9 has seen his share of difficulties in life from prison to becoming a...

 

Deaths

Clarence E. Marbles Clarence E. Marbles passed away February 6, 2019 in Seattle WA. He was from Monroe LA where he grew up and graduated from high school. He moved to Seattle where he made his home....

 

Happy Birthday Addie Rae Broadway

Celebrating her 70th Birthday, Thursday December 5 is Addie Rae Broadway. Happy birthday Addie! Love you your daughter, Dewanna McKinley. Photo Addie Rae Broadway...

 

but... Joy Cometh in the Morning

41 Years of Healing Services was held at Triumph Baptist Church Monroe LA on November 10. Rev. Jacquelyn Simmons Family and Friends gathered praising God for 41 years of Grace and Mercy. Special...

 

Precious

Taelyn Harper 2, is the precious daughter of Vishon Duncan and the granddaughter of Viola Duncan. Taelyn is loved by her family. She is sweet as sugar, while learning about life from the best! As...

 

Deaths Arthur Lee Harris Farrar Funeral Home Farmerville, La.

Deaths Arthur Lee Harris Farrar Funeral Home Farmerville, La. Funeral services for Arthur Lee Harris, 70, of Farmerville will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, November 23, 2019 at Farrar Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Darien Brown and Rev. Willie...

 

There Is Power in Your Praise

Jeremiah 17:14 Heal me, Lord, and I will be healed; save me and I will be saved for you are the one I praise. Beloved Shout with the Voice of Triumph and be exceedingly Glad. Unleash the power Praise within you. For There Is Power in Your Praise!!! I...

 

The End Is Near

As it was in the days of Noah, wickedness and evil is great in the earth, for every imagination of the thoughts of man’s heart is only to do evil continually. God is not pleased with man today and it grieves him to see him rebel against him, it...

 

Daisy Jackson's Tributes

Daisy Bell Haynes Jackson was born on June 18, 1933 in Alto, LA, the second of four children, to the late Ed and Calline Haynes. After graduating from Alto High School in Richland Parish in 1952, she...

 

Mary Byrd's 70th Birthday Celebration

Thank You So Much to God for allowing me 70 years. To My granddaughter Danielle Hill for the idea to have such a special day for me with the help of LaPreshus Doby, the toe worked me over two days....

 

Deaths

Estella Kyles, 93 Estella Kyles of Monroe, LA died Thursday November 7, 2019. Services: 11:00 am Monday November 18, 2019 at Greater Free Gift BC. Burial: Richwood Gardens under direction of McFarland of Monroe. Quincy Earl Carr, Sr., 64 Quincy Earl...

 

Keep Holding On

Gen 32:24 —26 "Then Jacob was left alone; and a Man wrestled with him until the breaking of day. Now when He saw that He did not prevail against him, He touched the socket of his hip; and the socket of Jacob's hip was out of joint as He wrestled...

 

We Appreciate You

On Sunday November 3, First Missionary Baptist Church Monroe LA recognized Pastor Tegitra K. & Sister Meachelle Thomas for their 6th Appreciation. Rev. Clifford L Mayes Macedonia Baptist Church...

 

Our Beloved Servants

King Solomon Missionary Baptist Church Monroe LA honored beloved servants Pastor and Sister Wesley Daniel Sunday November 10 for 22years of faithful service. Special guest was Pastor/Teacher Donald...

 

Happy Birthday Lucille Jones

Celebrating another thankful blessed year was Lucille Jones. Lucille is very active in different ministries and is always on the go willing to advance the cause. Happy birthday Luc...

 

MICHAEL ERNEST LONG

November 17, 1970-October 9, 2016 It's sometimes hard to know why some things happen as they do for so much Joy and Happiness was centered around you. It seems so hard to comprehend that you're no...

 

"MAKE HIM YOUR CHOICE"

I once rejected God in my life Said, "Jesus never died for me" Did'nt believe in all His sacrifice That He hung, bled and died on a tree. But, the winds of my life were blowing And, knocked me right on down to my knees The tears from my eyes were...

 

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...

 

Deaths

Herbert Wright Herbert Wright of Monroe LA died October 28, 2019: Services are Monday November 11, 2019 at 1pm at St. James #1Baptist Church in Monroe LA. visitation is an hour before the service. Photo Herbert Wright Hillard Sawyer, 60 Hillard...

 

Change your recipe

I've always loved the thought of cooking. I watched cooking shows and watched my grandmother in the kitchen countless times. As I've gotten older, I've also come to enjoy the process. I most often learn to make things after I've tried it or after...

 

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