Upcomming Events September 14-24, 2017

The City of Monroe has started the drawdown of the water level of the retention pond which is known as Lake Deborah, in the River Oaks area. This is necessary to allow contractor access to repair several areas of the Forsythe Chauvin levee which was damaged during the historic March 2016 flood. The $318,188 project will consist of replacing the slide gate, repairing slides on the levee with material dug from the lake, and making the lake deeper in certain areas. The contract allows 60 days to make the repairs. The levels will remain drawn down for most of that time. The project contractor is R.D. Owens Construction, Inc. The project Engineer is Denmon Engineering, Inc. For questions, contact Arthur Holland, Project Manager, 318-789-6129.

Monroe Police Chief Exam Process Update – The Monroe Municipal Fire and Police Civil Service Board has received official notice from the Office of the State Examiner for Fire & Civil Service, in Baton Rouge, that a posting period and date has been set for the Monroe Police Department Police Chief Exam. Official Notice of Exam Posting Period: September 16 thru October 15, 2017. All who are interested in applying for the position of Monroe Police Chief must sign up to take the Chief’s Exam during this period. They can mail in their application via online instructions on the State Examiner’s site, OR they can turn in their application Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 am until 5 pm at the Monroe Public Safety Center, located at 1810 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive, Monroe, LA. Monroe Police Dept. Chief’s Exam Test Date: Thursday, November 16, 2017. Test Location: Monroe Public Safety Center, 1810 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive, Monroe, LA.

Upcoming Community Meetings – Mayor Jamie Mayo and the Monroe City Council announce the upcoming Community Meetings listed: SAVE our Youth Meeting #6 at 6pm Thursday, September 14, 2017-Monroe Public Safety Center (Fire Dept. side)1810 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive. Public Safety and Neighborhood Watch Programs will be a primary focus of the meetings listed: However, Mayor Mayo, City Council members and Department/Division leaders will be on hand to discuss current and future city projects, and answer questions from constituents. District 3 Community Meeting-Mayor Jamie Mayo, Councilwoman Juanita Woods, & City Department leaders at 6pm Monday, September 18, 2017-Marbles Community Center, 2950 Renwick Street. District 1 Community Meeting-Mayor Jamie Mayo, Councilman Michael Echols, & City Department leaders at 6pm Tuesday, September 19, 2017. Jesus the Good Shepherd Catholic School, 900 Good Shepherd Lane. District 2 Community Meeting – Mayor Jamie Mayo, Councilwoman Gretchen Ezernack, & City Department leader at 6pm Thursday, September 21, 2017-Saul Adler Community Center, 3900 Westminster Street.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Mayor Jamie Mayo and the Monroe City Council are pleased to announce the 3nd Annual City of Monroe Access Program (MAP) – Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) & Contractors workshop will be held from 9 am until 11:30 am Thursday, September 14, in the Bayou Room of the Monroe Convention Center, located at 401 Lea Joyner Expressway, Monroe, LA. If you own a business, provide quality services or products and want opportunities for growth…the City of Monroe wants to help put your business on the MAP! Join us for the Monroe Access Program DBE & Contractors Workshop! Mayor Jamie Mayo says, “In order to truly expand our local economy – small businesses, minority owned businesses and women owned businesses must have access and opportunities to compete for jobs. That is why our DBE program, the Monroe Access Program, is so important. Our goal is to help empower businesses by putting them on the MAP. We put businesses on the MAP through to access to project opportunities and prime contractors. Access leads to competition, and competition benefits the City of Monroe while also creating opportunities for DBE’s and prime contractors to succeed.” If you want to put your business on the MAP, then this workshop is perfect for you. Meet and network with City of Monroe decision makers, project designers, and general contractors. Learn how to become certified for local, state, federal government and possible corporate projects. This event is for certified Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE), Small Business Enterprises (SBE) and businesses interested in doing work with the City of Monroe. For more information call Jackie Slack at (318) 329-2379 or email her at jackie.slack@ci.monroe.la.us. Visit the Monroe Access Program website at www.monroeMAP.org

Friday, September 15, 2017

The Heritage Quilt Guild of Jonesboro, LA will be presenting their two day Quilt Show on Fri. and Sat., Sept. 15th and 16th from 9am to 5pm on Fri. and 9am to 4pm on Sat. at the North Hodge Assembly of God Church, 5254 Quitman Hwy, North Hodge, LA.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Pastor Oliver W. Billups Jr.

Mount Olivet Baptist Church, 500 Swayze St. • Monroe, LA • 318-322-8587. Oliver W. Billups, Jr., Pastor announces Friends’ Day Worship at 10:00 a.m. Worship Service. Minister Dale J. Sanders, Jr., Guest Preacher, Member, Fifth African Baptist Church • New Orleans, LA. Rev. Dale J. Sanders Sr., Pastor. We invite friends, college students.

Please join us in the Unveiling Ceremony of the Roy N. Shelling, Sr. Elementary School at 3:00 p.m. Roy N. Shelling, Sr. Elementary School (formerly Lincoln Elementary School) 4200 Elm Street, Monroe, LA.

Philadelphia Word Center Church “Where Jesus Christ is the Main Attraction” Buckhorn Bend Rd/115 Arnold Dr. Monroe, La. Rev.Dr.Alfred Mack , Pastor-Teacher. Theme: “Where God Guides He Provides” “Unless the Lord builds the house,those who build it labor in vain.” Psalm 127:1 Would like to invite all Churches, Family ,and Friends to help celebrate with us our Fourteenth Church Anniversary. 8:00a.m/6:30p.m.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Healing Services conducted by Rev. Jacquelyn Simmons, Family and Friends will convene at 6:00p.m. at Triumph Baptist Church, 800 Girod St., Monroe, LA., Rev. Eddie Stewart, Sr., is the Pastor. The key word will be Posts with Rev. Jacquelyn Simmons, serving as speaker. Music will be provided under the direction of Marion Prudhomme.

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Pastor William Ross

New Light Baptist Church family will celebrate its 87th Church Anniversary at 10:45 a.m. Pastor William Ross and the Greater New Hope Baptist Church are the special guests. This year’s theme is “A Church Proclaiming the Love of God” Ephesians 5:1-2. The church is located at 1623 South 4th Street where Pastor James Johnson is the overseer. Come and be a part of this great worship experience.

Allen Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church, 510 North Eleventh Street, Monroe, LA, celebrates their pastor & wife 7th appreciation Reverend Richard and Carolyn Starks at 3:00 p.m. Reverend Kevin Washington and the Greater New Bethel AME Church Springhill, Louisiana will be the special guest. Theme: “ May The Work I Do, Speak For Me “ Scripture: Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven. Matthew 5:16. Reverend Richard Starks, Sr., Pastor, Sister Hester Douzart, Chairperson. Everyone is invited! Come and be blessed!

Faith United Baptist Church will celebrate Family and Friend’s Day/ Homecoming at 3:00 p.m. The church is located at 1513 South Third Street, Monroe, Louisiana. Reverend Alex Earl, Jr., Pastor. Guest Evangelist: Reverend Levi Cyrus, Pastor of “Light of the World Church of God in Shreveport”. Everyone is cordially invited.