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  • Carroll Glory

    May 9, 2024

    Carroll High School in Monroe, LA, has always been a beacon of hope in our community. Its academic, athletic, band, choir, and STEM legacy was established in 1953 by its first principal, the legendary Morris Henry Carroll, who demanded excellence from students who hadn't yet realized their greatness. The Carroll mystique was set long ago and remains in the hearts of those who witnessed its glory then and now. This is why we still sing praises to Carroll High School. One individual who...

  • Billie Dunn White's 80th

    May 9, 2024

    Billie Dunn White's 80th Billie Dunn White's 80th Birthday Gala, hosted by her children, took place on Saturday, May 4, 2024, at the Richwood Multi-Purpose building in Richwood, LA. Family and friends from across the United States came together to celebrate her milestone birthday. It was a memorable 80th birthday celebration that Billie won't soon forget. Praise God for His grace and mercy....

  • Al Derry's Summer Getaway

    May 9, 2024

    Join Al Derry for a summer excursion to Geyser Falls Water Park & Pearl River Casino in Philadelphia, MS. Set for Friday, June 14, 2024, at Mississippi's largest water park! The cost per person is just $115, with a $50 deposit due by May 11, 2024. This includes transportation, a water park ticket, and a $12 food voucher. For more details, contact Al Derry at (318)789-9690. THIS IS FOR THE KIDS AND THE KIDS AT HEART!...

  • HE'S ABLE

    Pastor K. C. Wade|May 9, 2024

    AVANCING THE KINGDOM Ephesians 3:20 | NKJV Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, Beloved Rejoice and again I say Rejoice. The day of the Lord is at hand. It’s time to receive from the Lord Exceedingly and Abundantly above what we may ask or think. Oh My! If you desire Healing for yourself or somebody else, then ask for Healing! If you need Deliverance for yourself or somebody else, then ask for Deliverance. I...

  • Counting Blessings

    May 9, 2024

    Wishing you a happy birthday that's as wonderful and special as you are. Thanks for always reminding us that the good things in life aren't things, they're people just like you. Happy birthday Sharon Taylor! Love Elbert, your children and grandchildren....

  • Faith-filled

    Jessica DeTiege|May 9, 2024

    I think a lot about faith. What it is, how it works, and why I need it are a few of the many questions I consider. I believe we have all been called to gain a deeper understanding of faith in every season we may face. Through Bible study, devotional readings, and conversations with other Christian believers, I have come to understand that we cannot have a breakthrough in our lives without faith; the only way that we can increase our faith is by hearing from God. Hearing from God requires us to be purposeful and consistently set aside time to...

  • Mother's Day Hats

    May 9, 2024

    Bonnie's Hats & Whatever has you covered with Mother's Day Hats. Bonnie is an experienced hat specialist that can get you looking good with the right fit and hat! Give her a call at 318.614.1578 or [email protected]...

  • Faith-filled

    May 2, 2024

    I think a lot about faith. What it is, how it works, and why I need it are a few of the many questions I consider. I believe we have all been called to gain a deeper understanding of faith in every season we may face. Through Bible study, devotional readings, and conversations with other Christian believers, I have come to understand that we cannot have a breakthrough in our lives without faith; the only way that we can increase our faith is by hearing from God. Hearing from God requires us to be purposeful and consistently set aside time to...

  • Happenings

    May 2, 2024

    Edna’s Cooking “Home of the Breakfast Bowl” Serving southern style hot breakfast and lunch daily: Monday – Friday, 6:00 AM – 2:30 PM. Saturday, 7:00 AM – 2:00 PM. All plates come with coffee or fountain drink. Great food! Great service at reasonable prices. Three Monroe locations: Now Save #1 4399, Hwy 165 South, 318-737-7873; Tiger Market Café, 1800 Forsythe Ave, Suite 1, 318-325-4000; Now Save #8 Winnsboro Rd., Now Save # 5, Hwy 165 South and Hadley St. Ms. Edna and staff ~ Serving up LOVE every day! Edna’s cooking features $6.99 breakfas...

  • Carroll Glory

    May 2, 2024

    Carroll High School in Monroe, LA, has always been a beacon of hope in our community. Its academic, athletic, band, choir, and STEM legacy was established in 1953 by its first principal, the legendary Morris Henry Carroll, who demanded excellence from students who hadn't yet realized their greatness. The Carroll mystique was set long ago and remains in the hearts of those who witnessed its glory then and now. This is why we still sing praises to Carroll High School. One individual who...

  • ShaBang Ain't Nobody's Business

    Apr 25, 2024

    Record Breaking Sales After returning from the Iraq war, Shereka ShaBang faced challenges readjusting to civilian life. She attributes her music career and her role as The Veteran's Ambassador for inspiring her. Recently elected as the Commander of Disabled American Veterans Chapter 51 at the Chennault Aviation and Military Museum on April 11, 2024, ShaBang's journey took a new turn. ShaBang started her music career in 2016, but until this year, it remained unprofitable and merely a hobby. In...

  • It's Time Monroe Louisiana

    Katima Epting Wiley|Apr 25, 2024

    God has been so merciful. He has blessed in spite of, kept in spite of and comforted in spite of. He's so faithful, so loving and so kind, but how long do you think God will continue to put up with the wickedness in the midst of that land? From the misinformation of truth, to the discord amongst leadership, to the senseless bloodshed of those who should still be amongst the living- God has seen it all. He is no longer winking (overlooking things). We can pay an enormous price when we ignore God’s voice. It’s time to work together. It’s time...

  • Carroll Glory

    Apr 25, 2024

    Carroll High School in Monroe, LA, has always been a beacon of hope in our community. Its academic, athletic, band, choir, and STEM legacy was established in 1953 by its first principal, the legendary Morris Henry Carroll, who demanded excellence from students who hadn't yet realized their greatness. The Carroll mystique was set long ago and remains in the hearts of those who witnessed its glory then and now. This is why we still sing praises to Carroll High School. One individual who...

  • Try Again

    Jessica DeTiege|Apr 25, 2024

    In 2012, author James Clear wrote Atomic Habits, outlining how to be consistent when creating positive habits. The book focuses on the science of habits and how tiny changes can lead to remarkable results over time. It also provides a comprehensive framework for understanding how habits work and offers practical strategies for building positive habits and breaking negative ones. The concept of "atomic habits" is the minuscule adjustments we make in our daily lives that accumulate over time to create astonishing outcomes. One of my favorite...

  • Happenings

    Apr 25, 2024

    Edna’s Cooking “Home of the Breakfast Bowl” Serving southern style hot breakfast and lunch daily: Monday – Friday, 6:00 AM – 2:30 PM. Saturday, 7:00 AM – 2:00 PM. All plates come with coffee or fountain drink. Great food! Great service at reasonable prices. Three Monroe locations: Now Save #1 4399, Hwy 165 South, 318-737-7873; Tiger Market Café, 1800 Forsythe Ave, Suite 1, 318-325-4000; Now Save #8 Winnsboro Rd., Now Save # 5, Hwy 165 South and Hadley St. Ms. Edna and staff ~ Serving up LOVE every day! Edna’s cooking features $6.99 breakfast an...

  • JUSTIFICATION, SANCTIFICATION and GLORIFICATION

    Pastor K. C. Wade, ADVANCING THE KINGDOM|Apr 25, 2024

    Galatians 3:13-14 | NKJV Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us (for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree”), that the blessing of Abraham might come upon the Gentiles in Christ Jesus, that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith. Oh give thanks unto the Lord for He is Good and His Mercy endures forever. Let the Redeemed of the Lord say so. Those who have been redeemed from the hand of the enemy. For through Jesus Chr...

  • NO MORE VIOLENCE

    Pastor K. C. Wade, ADVANCING THE KINGDOM|Apr 18, 2024

    Isaiah 60:18 | NKJV Violence shall no longer be heard in your land, Neither wasting nor destruction within your borders; But you shall call your walls Salvation, And your gates Praise. Beloved we accept the Decree of the Lord! NO MORE VIOLENCE!!! We Shout it from the rooftops, in the valleys over the rivers and across the mountains. NO MORE VIOLENCE! Dear God Enlarge Your Peace in this territory and let Your walls of Salvation secure our boarders. For Jesus, the Prince of Peace SHALL Rule and...

  • The Spirit's Power

    Apr 18, 2024

    Galatians 5:25 says, "If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit." This is a continuous process of overcoming life's challenges by the Spirit of God, bearing witness with our spirit of who we are. The Spirit is your power; exercise it by faith in what God through Jesus Christ did, following the example Jesus set for us. Yes, it got hard for Jesus, but He was sensitive to the Spirit that's in Him. So, you can do what Jesus did: overcome the works of the flesh or the world by remembering His Spirit within you. You have what it...

  • Teacake Wonderland

    Apr 18, 2024

    (This teacake tasting is the first of its kind in our community and will feature an array of 30 varieties of teacakes, each crafted with precision and care by Taylormade Teacakes. Attendees indulged in delectable treats and experienced the rich flavors and textures that make teacakes a beloved tradition on Saturday April 13, 2024 Monroe Civil Center Abe E. Pierce lll Ft. Miro Room in Monroe LA...

  • Little Flower

    Apr 18, 2024

    Little Flower Academy/Catholic Church in Monroe, LA, holds a cherished place in the hearts of those who attended from 1940 to 1968. The institution provided students, from kindergarten to high school, with an exceptional learning environment rooted in Franciscan values and investment in the Black community. Here, students received a holistic education encompassing discipline, values, sportsmanship, and the Catholic faith. At Little Flower, basketball reigned supreme as the sole competitive...

  • Mental Exhaustion

    Keemi|Apr 18, 2024

    Hello Everyone! Today I will be discussing Mental exhaustion. Mental exhaustion can come from many things such as work, school, and even your personal life. Since spring break has ended, that means teachers will be assigning more work which could lead to mental exhaustion. Ways you can help with mental exhaustion is, venting, telling someone how you feel and what's going on can help you feel better about my situation. Taking breaks can improve your performance in school which, prevents mental...

  • A Message of Hope

    Katima Epting-Wiley|Apr 18, 2024

    Right now, it seems as if darkness has won. It seems like everywhere you turn, there's tragedy and bad news. Maybe it is everywhere one turns, if none of the places he/she turns, is to God and His powerful Word. Amidst the darkness that is evident, and all the facts that surround us, the TRUTH still abides. Jesus Christ is that TRUTH. In Jesus is life, and that life is the LIGHT of all mankind. In this world, there are surely dark days ahead, as they are now; but, no amount of darkness could...

  • Partnership

    Jessica DeTiege|Apr 18, 2024

    There is power in partnership. The adage "two heads are better than one" encapsulates the idea that collaboration and teamwork often yield superior outcomes compared to individual efforts. Partnership provides a structure for individuals, businesses, or organizations to work together toward common goals, leveraging each other's strengths and resources. Healthy partnerships are characterized by mutual trust, respect, and open communication. Transparency and honesty are fundamental, ensuring that both partners are informed and on the same page....

  • Happenings

    Apr 18, 2024

    Edna’s Cooking “Home of the Breakfast Bowl” Serving southern style hot breakfast and lunch daily: Monday – Friday, 6:00 AM – 2:30 PM. Saturday, 7:00 AM – 2:00 PM. All plates come with coffee or fountain drink. Great food! Great service at reasonable prices. Three Monroe locations: Now Save #1 4399, Hwy 165 South, 318-737-7873; Tiger Market Café, 1800 Forsythe Ave, Suite 1, 318-325-4000; Now Save #8 Winnsboro Rd., Now Save # 5, Hwy 165 South and Hadley St. Ms. Edna and staff ~ Serving up LOVE every day! Edna’s cooking features $6.99 breakfas...

  • Blessed to See!

    Jessica DeTiege|Apr 11, 2024

    There is a video of a toddler putting on his first pair of eyeglasses making its rounds via social media. In the clip, a nurse is applying glasses attached with an eyeglass string to the youngster as he plays, looking down. The eyeglasses cover his eyes, and he looks up, and the camera captures him as he gleefully looks to follow the image of his mother's voice. The tot, who appears to be about a year old, is beaming with great delight, confirming the glasses have transformed his vision. As the video nears an end, his mom's voice is heard,...

  • Blowing Candles

    Apr 11, 2024

    Willie Hall, originally from Corey, LA, and now residing in the western United States, is feeling blessed and thankful for another year. On Saturday, April 13, 2024, Willie will be celebrating his 86th birthday. He is surrounded by love from Ella, his children, grandchildren, Ezell and Laura Waters, Brenda Briggs, Angie Smith, and his favorite nephew, Dr. Ice. Happy Birthday, Willie!...

  • ABUNDANT LIFE

    Pastor K. C. Wade|Apr 11, 2024

    John 10:10 | NKJV The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly. Oh Beloved how Great and Precious is the Promise of ABUNDANT LIFE!!! In spite of our adversary, we can still have Love, Joy, and Peace. Jesus has come so that we may have ABUNDANT LIFE!!! Praise and Celebrate our Lord. His thoughts towards us are for Good and not evil so that we may have a Future and a Hope!!! Every Good and Perfe...

  • Praying Students

    Mary Roggerson|Apr 11, 2024

    Sunday, Monday and Tuesday If then you were raised with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ is, sitting at the right hand of God. Colossians 3:1 Prayer: Father God, since I have been raised to new life with Christ, I will seek those things that are above, where Christ is sitting at Your right hand in the place of honor and power. May my living bring glory to You. Confession: Since I have been raised with Christ, I set my heart on things above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God. Wednesday and Thursday Set your m...

  • The True "Bleeda"

    Katima Epting-Wiley|Apr 11, 2024

    You don't have to look too hard to see in Monroe and the surrounding areas, that the enemy is having a field day with the youth. So many seeds of bitterness and hate have been planted. So much violence has erupted, and lives have been taken, that should still be amongst the living. The first thing you hear echoed is, “It was God’s plan.” Let me tell you that’s a lie! That is certainly not God’s plan. God’s plan is of salvation (saving, rescuing, delivering). HE SO loved us that He gave His ONLY...

  • Carroll Glory

    Apr 11, 2024

    Carroll High School in Monroe, LA, has always been a beacon of hope in our community. Its academic, athletic, band, choir, and STEM legacy was established in 1953 by its first principal, the legendary Morris Henry Carroll, who demanded excellence from students who hadn't yet realized their greatness. The Carroll mystique was set long ago and remains in the hearts of those who witnessed its glory then and now. This is why we still sing praises to Carroll High School. One individual who...

  • Jesus' Last Supper/Good Friday

    Apr 11, 2024

    At Philadelphia Word Church in Monroe LA, Jesus' Last Supper Maundy Thursday was celebrated on Thursday March 28, and Good Friday was observed Friday March 29, 2024. Maundy Thursday proclaimed Jesus' new commandment to love one another as he had loved us. It celebrated Jesus' example of a humble servant washing of feet. The greatest man in history, had no servants, yet they called him Master. He had no degree, yet they called him teacher. He had no medicines, yet they called him healer. He had...

  • Happy Birthday Ruthie Welch

    Apr 11, 2024

    Celebrating another thankful year is Ruthie Welch who is truly blessed. At South Pointe Retirement Community in Monroe LA, birthdays are special and celebrated with a birthday celebration. Happy birthday Ruthie Welch!...

  • Looking Black

    Apr 11, 2024

    Thank you for allowing me to remind everyone and Carroll High School Graduates in Monroe LA and around the world to read and reminisce about an historical moment Carroll High School 1968 State Football Champions Experiences. Carroll High School in Monroe LA the late Principal Mr. Morris Henry Carroll told the Carroll 1970 graduating class which was the last all black class to graduate from Carroll before integration. "Black history, no matter how big or small should be recognized by your own to...

  • Teacake Wonderland Tea Party

    Apr 4, 2024

    (This teacake tasting is the first of its kind in our community and will feature an array of 30 varieties of teacakes, each crafted with precision and care by Taylormade Teacakes. Attendees will have the opportunity to indulge in these delectable treats and experience the rich flavors and textures that make teacakes a beloved tradition on Saturday April 13, 2024 (12 pm - 2:00 pm) at Monroe Civil Center Ft. Miro Room 401 Lea Joyner Memorial Expy in Monroe, LA Tickets: $25...

  • Favorite Teacher

    Apr 4, 2024

    There are numerous exceptional individuals in the world, and teachers rank among the greatest. One of Monroe, LA's beloved educators is Mrs. Willie B. Welch. At Little Flower Academy, she was extraordinary, serving as a pre-kindergarten and kindergarten teacher who showered her students with love, patience, and understanding. Many students began their school journey under Mrs. Welch's guidance, feeling empowered to overcome obstacles at an early age. Mrs. Welch's impact is enduring, as she not...

  • Ethics, Diversity, and Accountability

    Christina Gary|Apr 4, 2024

    Contrary to popular belief, I highly dislike living in the south. I'm not Cajun or Creole, but I'm from north Louisiana, which has loomed over me most of my life. I skipped kindergarten, and instead of being praised or accepted for it, everywhere I go in north Louisiana, I'm constantly being torn down or discredited. When I got to high school, I worked hard enough to accumulate over 30 dual enrollment credit hours with a weighted GPA of 4.27. This hasn't been discussed or acknowledged once by my...

  • Bastrop's Miller Sisters

    Apr 4, 2024

    Holy Week services at Philadelphia Word Center in Monroe, LA, began with the Stations of the Cross on Good Friday. The Miller sisters from Bastrop, LA, learned about the church's Easter services through the Monroe Dispatch and were among the many attendees on Friday. Impressed by the experience, the Miller Sisters vowed to attend again! Photo Miller Sisters: Sandra and Marion Miller...

  • Watch Your Words

    Katima Epting-Wiley|Apr 4, 2024

    We're in a time where many people don't think twice about what they say. They use hurtful, vicious, condescending, and even toxic words. Then, many wonder why so much negativity surrounds them. The atmosphere is defiled because many mouths are defiled. Jesus said in Matthew 15:11 that it isn't what goes into someone's mouth that defiles them, but what comes out of the mouth instead. Proverbs 18:21 tells us that words kill and also give life. We determine if our words are poison or fruit. Luke...

  • Looking Black

    Apr 4, 2024

    Thank you for allowing me to remind everyone and Carroll High School Graduates in Monroe LA and around the world to read and reminisce about an historical moment Carroll High School 1968 State Football Champions Experiences. Carroll High School in Monroe LA the late Principal Mr. Morris Henry Carroll told the Carroll 1970 graduating class which was the last all black class to graduate from Carroll before integration. "Black history, no matter how big or small should be recognized by your own to...

  • Happenings

    Apr 4, 2024

    Edna’s Cooking “Home of the Breakfast Bowl” Serving southern style hot breakfast and lunch daily: Monday – Friday, 6:00 AM – 2:30 PM. Saturday, 7:00 AM – 2:00 PM. All plates come with coffee or fountain drink. Great food! Great service at reasonable prices. Three Monroe locations: Now Save #1 4399, Hwy 165 South, 318-737-7873; Tiger Market Café, 1800 Forsythe Ave, Suite 1, 318-325-4000; Now Save #8 Winnsboro Rd., Now Save # 5, Hwy 165 South and Hadley St. Ms. Edna and staff ~ Serving up LOVE every day! Edna’s cooking features $6.99 breakfast an...

  • Irma DeTiege Scholarship

    Apr 4, 2024

    8 High school seniors interested in applying for the Irma DeTiege Scholarship, email information to [email protected]. Scholarship requirements: biographical essay, recent photograph, contact information, official GPA, high school transcript, class rank and ACT score. Deadline is May 17, 2024. The late legendary Irma Irma DeTiege, by God's amazing grace and mercy, helped many get through the race of life through her inspiration and fortitude. Please donate to the Irma DeTiege...

  • True Vine Sneaker Ball

    Mar 28, 2024

    True Vine Baptist Church in Monroe LA Scholarship Committee is sponsoring a Sneaker Ball on Sat., April 13, at 6:30pm. This event will be held at Bethel Baptist Church Life Center, 200 S. 22nd St. Tickets are $10 for youth/$15 adults. Ticket includes a catered meal. Attire: Semi-Formal. For more info contact Fannie Williams at 318-503-1804. Rev. Dr. Stonewall Hunter, Jr., Pastor....

  • Self-Interests

    Keemi|Mar 28, 2024

    Hello everyone! This week, I will be discussing self-interests. As you get older, you may want to branch out independently, and you may be scared of what people will say about you. Who cares? Who cares, about what someone will say about the way you dress, how you want to style your hair, and what music you listen to. You can't reach peak happiness when you're living your life to satisfy others. Don't let others dictate how you feel about things you enjoy, live your life the way you'd like. In...

  • THAT LOOKS GOOD ON YOU

    Pastor K. C. Wade, Advancing the Kingdom|Mar 28, 2024

    By Pastor K.C. Wade Colossians 3:12-13 | NKJV Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, put on tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, longsuffering; bearing with one another, and forgiving one another, if anyone has a complaint against another; even as Christ forgave you, so you also must do. Beloved put on the attire that represents the Holiness and Character of Christ. Be adorned with Tender Mercies and Kindness. Wrap yourself up with Humility. Remember that being Humble is not...

  • Happenings

    Mar 28, 2024

    Edna’s Cooking “Home of the Breakfast Bowl” Serving southern style hot breakfast and lunch daily: Monday – Friday, 6:00 AM – 2:30 PM. Saturday, 7:00 AM – 2:00 PM. All plates come with coffee or fountain drink. Great food! Great service at reasonable prices. Three Monroe locations: Now Save #1 4399, Hwy 165 South, 318-737-7873; Tiger Market Café, 1800 Forsythe Ave, Suite 1, 318-325-4000; Now Save #8 Winnsboro Rd., Now Save # 5, Hwy 165 South and Hadley St. Ms. Edna and staff ~ Serving up LOVE every day! Edna’s cooking features $6.99 breakfast an...

  • Happy Birthday "Sonny"

    Mar 28, 2024

    Blessed by the best thankful and glad to see another year is Deacon James "Sonny" Munson. Happy Birthday Sonny April 2, 2024, love Hope, children and grandchildren....

  • True Vine Easter Sunrise Drama

    Mar 28, 2024

    True Vine Baptist Church will present “The Crucifixion – From Dust Til Dawn” on Easter Sunday Morning at 6 a.m at True Vine Baptist Church 1400 Dilling St. Monroe LA. Pontius Pilate will be portrayed by Brandon Johnson, Mary the sister of Lazarus by Annie Williams-Booker, Mary the Mother of Jesus by Gaynell Perry, Caiaphas the high priest by Marcus Lindsey, Judas by J’Christopher Johnson and Jesus will be portrayed by Freeman Young, just to name a few. You don’t want to miss this Bone Chilling Heartbreaking, Tearjerking drama directed...

  • Happenings

    Mar 21, 2024

    Can’t Go to the Movies Monroe does not have a movie theater! The last theater in Monroe closed down several months ago. Edna’s Cooking “Home of the Breakfast Bowl” Serving southern style hot breakfast and lunch daily: Monday – Friday, 6:00 AM – 2:30 PM. Saturday, 7:00 AM – 2:00 PM. All plates come with coffee or fountain drink. Great food! Great service at reasonable prices. Three Monroe locations: Now Save #1 4399, Hwy 165 South, 318-737-7873; Tiger Market Café, 1800 Forsythe Ave, Suite 1, 318-325-4000; Now Save #8 Winnsboro Rd., Now Save...

  • Staying Afloat

    Jessica DeTiege|Mar 21, 2024

    Recent national news outlets shared the miraculous story of a young man who was lost at sea but rescued by his family hours after going missing. The man was on a diving trip off the coast of Key West, FL, with several others when the current separated him from his group, and he began to drift further and further away from the boat. In his story, he shared that he found a piece of bamboo that he clung to until he found two mooring balls out in the sea that he held onto until he was spotted by his family about two hours later. Many are calling th...

  • Carroll Glory

    Mar 21, 2024

    Carroll High School in Monroe LA has been a cornerstone of our community since its inception in 1953, nurturing students in a culture of excellence and achievement. Among its distinguished alumni is Matthew Hamilton Williams lll, a name synonymous with Carroll's storied legacy in academics, athletics and leadership. As a senior class president and a key football player in Carroll's 1968 Louisiana State Championship Football Team, the last to secure such a title, Matthew exemplified the spirit...

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