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A Lifetime of Precious Memories

Wille Davis Dozier, Sr, was born on Monday, August 6, 1945, in Newellton, Louisiana. He accepted Christ into his life at an early age and was baptized at Tried Stone Baptist Church, Monroe,...

 

Suffering in Silence

In 5 Louisiana men would not reach out for mental health help, reveals study. 28% of men admit they have reached for alcohol to help their anxiety. Over half of men say not meeting friends during social distancing has affected their mental health....

 

Robbery Shooting Deadly

Monroe LA was designated as one of the 3rd poorest cities in the U.S. years ago. There are many elephants in the room which need addressing while one is poverty. Besides education woes, poverty has...

 

Remembering Herberdenia White Kindle

Mrs. Herberdenia "Algie" (White) Kindle was born November 15, 1928 in Monroe, Louisiana. She was the eldest of 6 girls born to the late Mr. & Mrs. Nathaniel & Katie White. Herberdenia's early...

 
 By Eddie D. Gillis    News    November 12, 2020 

The Parkview Dilemma

Parkview has a problem. A big one. According to Monroe Mayor, Friday Ellis, it is one that has been a thorn in the city's side for the last twenty years. In a press release, the mayor said, "The...

 

Social Security Check Fight

One of the ten Commandments is to honor thy father and mother. It's very important to respect your parents. Some find it difficult; others have harsh memories which may have been forgiven but not...

 
 By Eddie D. Gillis    News    November 12, 2020 

Black LSU Football Player's Harassment

"If I didn't tell those incompetent officers that I was an LSU football player, there's no telling if I wouldn't be here to tell my story", said LSU football player Koy Moore. Why are those words so...

 

2021 Louisiana Superintendent of the Year

The Louisiana Association of School Superintendents has named Sheldon Jones, superintendent of the Richland Parish Schools, as the 2021 Louisiana Superintendent of the Year. Jones was presented the...

 

Salute to Service

The tree fell in the forest and it did make a sound returning thousands veterans home to their families. Freedom has a high price tag, and these US Veterans gave their lives to defend our country. On...

 

True Vine Veterans' Celebration

On Sunday November 8, 2020, True Vine Baptist Church Monroe LA held a Veterans' Celebration. Special guests was Carroll High School Airforce Jr. ROTC under the direction of Lt Colonel Reginald...

 

Beautiful & Retired

Hard to believe, yet real and living life with a different vision of life retired. Delta Sandra Shaw called it quits a year ago while feeling and looking good!...

 

Osario Kyles Tribute

On Friday November 6, at the Monroe City Classic Carroll Wossman Football Game at Wossman Grady Jones Stadium in Monroe LA, both Wossman and Carroll High Schools paid homage to the late...

 

Wossman Fan

Wossman Fan and Alumni Antoinette Robinson had a ball at the Monroe City Classic at Wossman between rival Carroll. It was classic high school football between two great football programs on Friday...

 

Monroe City Classic

At the Monroe City Classic Carroll Wossman Football Game found Wossman Fans Charmae Davis and Za'Charria Hodges who enjoyed the game, but didn't like the outcome on Friday November 6 at Wossman's...

 

Tew/Cherry Win

City Marshal-City Court City of Monroe elect Robert Cherry campaigned, waited patiently while capturing 51% of the vote in the Monroe City Marshal Race over four challengers. Steve Tew will return as...

 

Forever in Our Hearts

Charles David Hill Sr., the father of Donald Sr., Rickey, Charles Jr., and Tremaine Hill, Rita, Terry and Howard "Ray Richardson was born in Choudrant LA February 26, 1934. He was raised up on farms a...

 

Montgomery Ave. Shooting

A shooting on Montgomery Ave. in West Monroe LA on October 10 has landed two suspects in jail charged with second degree murder. According to police reports two victims were shot numerous times with...

 

Chasing Love

The best thing next to money or the other way around is love. It's a feeling like no other happy, mad or sincere. When love takes a different turn from the normal, be on guard while protecting...

 

Jack's Final Farewell

Charles "Jack" Jackson 62, was a unique wonderful guy who was well known and respected in the community. "Jack" was a Richwood High School Graduate. He worked for the City of Monroe where he retired....

 

Respected Loved & Caring

Newspaper Retraction in the article Carjacking Death in the Monroe Dispatch October 29-November 4, 2020 edition was printed that Dennis Reed was the victim of a carjacking death. This information was...

 

UNITE TO FIGHT CONTINUOUS CRIME

Possibly, the best way for a community to come together to fight crime is to unite to establish means of crime prevention. Help is needed from law enforcement agencies, social services organizations,...

 

Preservation Mills Ribbon Cutting

Monroe Housing Authority Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Open House was held Thursday October 29, 2020 at Preservation Mills affordable single -family rental homes for working families. Preservation...

 

Miss Neville 2020

At Neville High School 2020 Homecoming, Miss Neville/Homecoming Queen-Anna Grace Hansen was crowned by Neville Principal Mickey McCarty on Friday October 30, 2020 at Bill Ruple Stadium Monroe LA....

 

Voting Power

Voting is a fundamental right for every adult citizen in a democracy. Everybody’s vote does matter always. As reflected in the most recent election, voting is power. As you reviewed the election results, you could readily see the importance of the...

 

100 And Still Going Strong

Happy Centennial Birthday to Mr. Woodrow Jenkins-- one of Monroe's longtime residents and business owners. Hallelujah, congratulations, and all of the other kudos to you, Mr. Jenkins! You've hit the...

 

NOVA 2020 Graduation

NOVA Class of 2020 First Drive Thru Graduation Thursday November 12, 5:30pm Rose of Sharon Baptist Church 716 Martin Luther King Dr. Monroe LA. For more information call or email Sherry Foy at 318.855.1923 or [email protected]

 

Wossman Cheerleaders

At Wossman High School in Monroe LA the 2020 cheerleaders are ready to lead Wossman Sports Team to victory. Wossman Cheerleaders are Srilanka Barber, Amaya Jackson, China Miller, Makayla Jackson,...

 

The Future of Us

What the Dreams of Children Mean for Twenty-First Century America? Every child — regardless of socioeconomic status — deserves to be a success story. Period. Dr. Irwin Redlener is a pediatrician, author and activist who is recognized as one of...

 

Veteran's Day

Veterans Day (originally known as Armistice Day) is a federal holiday in the United States observed annually on November 11, for honoring military veterans, that is, persons who have served in the...

 

Little Flower

Little Flower Academy in Monroe LA was a special place beginning in 1940-1968 for students' kindergarten to high school. The learning environment was second to none where those attending received the...

 

Philadelphia Word Trick or Treat

At Philadelphia Word Center Church Monroe LA, a drive thru trick or treat was held on Saturday October 31 at the church. Social distancing was practiced while masks were required. During difficult...

 

Just Wondering Monroe Crime

Just Wondering Monroe Crime Monroe, Louisiana is a medium-sized city located in the state of Louisiana. With a population of approximately 47,877 people and 23 constituent neighborhoods, Monroe is...

 

Lincoln Park Drug Rehab Fears

Mr. Michael Thompson Police juror, District D , RE: Citizens of Lincoln Park Subdivision concerns regarding impending Drug Rehabilitation Center-Mr. Thompson: We the citizens of the Lincoln Park...

 

Carjacking Death

Every day and night a family or mother wonders if her child will come back through the door which they exited. The uncertainty is frightening while fear of the unknown cause's anxiety. Young Black...

 

Another Mysterious Death

Another Mysterious Death Another mysterious death has happened in Monroe LA according to sources. It was revealed last week that an unknown person died and allegedly was found in or near a dumpster. The Dispatch has been searching for clues while...

 

Known Better

If there was some doubt that Victor Zordan might not become Monroe’s next police chief, that doubt was erased Tuesday(Oct. 20 )night by the Monroe City Council. Council members gave their approval to confirm Zordan as the next police chief,...

 

Shawnuff BBQ Back

Shawnuff BBQ Best in Town had been down but not out now being back up and running - BBQ so good you don't have to say grace, its already blessed and there are 3 sides to every plate beans, potato...

 

Miss Richwood 2020

At Richwood Homecoming Miss Richwood Rishante Cooks was crowned Homecoming Queen at Richwood High School in Monroe LA. Congratulations Miss Richwood Rishante Cooks...

 

Hunter Forest Supervisor

Edward Hunter Jr. has been selected to become the next Forest Supervisor of the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest in Georgia. The Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests encompass nearly 867,000...

 

5 Points "This Is America" Exhibition

Hailing from Monroe LA, contemporary mixed-media artist, Vitus Shell, returns one year later to Wisconsin to take us on a great migration back to the "dirty dirty" with his solo exhibition Birds Fly...

 

Martin Lemelle Congress

Martin Lemelle, Congressional candidate for Louisiana's 5th District, made a stop in Monroe's Charles Johnson Park to fellowship with citizens recently. Lemelle's commitment to serve and connect with...

 

Sports Wagering

Vote yes for Sports Wagering on Tuesday November 3, 2020. Citizens have been betting on sports since the beginning of time and will not stop. Make it legal so those who ride to Mississippi and other places to place bets won’t have to take that...

 

Little Flower

Little Flower Academy in Monroe LA was a special place beginning in 1940-1968 for students' kindergarten to high school. The learning environment was second to none where those attending received the...

 

Popular Vote/Electoral College Importance

Every four years American citizens 18 years and older are eligible to cast their vote for the president of the United States. Seems simple – but many voters do not realize they are not directly voting for the president. Why? Because we use a...

 

Generations

Every generation is responsible for their children. There are many things which the world wants us to slack, raising our generations isn't one which should be taken likely. Just as the ole saying...

 

All Grown Up

All Grown Up Proud Papa Barry Sims always talks about his children and how they are gaily employed. He never fails to mention something about each one of them, while he is blessed and thankful for...

 

65th Annual Pancake Day

The Kiwanis Club of Greater Ouachita proudly announces its 65th Annual Pancake Day to be held at the First United Methodist Church on Loop Road on Tuesday, November 10, 2020, with serving times from 6:30 am to 7 pm. We are very aware that many are...

 

Vote

AN, ALERT, LOUISIANANS! Don’t be fooled by the national and state polling. MANY, MANY HAVE NOT VOTED, right on your street! Help get the vote out in the next few days! Contact Family, Friends, Neighbors, Others! Note: If you have a felony...

 

COVID-19 Worse

A Black pastor eulogized his 30-year old son who died after testing positive for coronavirus. The virus is real, my son had no preexisting conditions prior to the illness. It’s not a hoax, or joke, its real. His dad thought he’d be fine, he was...

 

Richwood Homecoming 2020

Richwood High School celebrated homecoming football game on Saturday October 24, at Mackie Freeze Stadium. Reining as homecoming queen was Miss Richwood Rishante Cooks. Miss Richwood was presented to...

 

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