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Lake Bartholomew Water Levels Lowered for Vegetation Control

WHEN: Tuesday, November 01, 2016  -  Tuesday, February 28, 2017

WHERE: Monroe, La.

The City of Monroe Water System has begun the process of lowering Lake Bartholomew for vegetation control and maintenance. The lake will be lowered at a rate of no more than 4 inches per day. During this time, the lake will be lowered by a total of 2 to 6 feet below normal pool stage. Lake Bartholomew will remain at that level for a minimum of 2 months and be re-filled no later than mid-February. This process will result in a slight lowering of Black Bayou and Bayou Desiard. Lake Bartholomew currently has a dense growth of coontail in the shallows, which could be reduced by lowering the lake for a minimum of two months. Hydrilla, which has plagued the lake for the past few years, would also be partially controlled, though its coverage is currently insignificant. Other emergent species growing along the shoreline would also be partially controlled. This two month process will not have any adverse effect on wildlife. Please feel free to call one of the individuals below for further information. Sean Benton, Water System Manager, City of Monroe, (318) 329-2395 or Ryan Daniel, Biologist Manager, LDWF District 2 (318) 343-4044.

The Church

WHEN: Sunday, January 01, 2017  -  Tuesday, January 31, 2017

WHERE: 1945 Garrett Road, Monroe La.

Every second Thursday of the month those that have been incarcerated and their families are invited to The Church on Garrett Road. Starting at 6:30 we serve a free meal to those who have been incarcerated and their families. Tables of information on resources available to them are laid out around the room. Resources such as who is hiring, where they can get clothing, food, and housing. Information on free counseling, healthcare, educational opportunities and other information they may need. If we don’t have information on what they need, we will help them find that information.
After the meal, our informational person of the month will speak a few minutes and then answer any questions. This month we have Parole and Probation answering all questions in an immunity zone. After that, the group will split into two support groups: those that have been incarcerated, the second group consists of family members and others. We invite all Returning Citizens to attend. Thursday, January 12, 6:30 to 8:00 at The Church on Garrett Road, 1945 Garrett in Monroe. Call 318-355-1568 for more information.

70 Days of continuous Teaching and Preaching

WHEN: Sunday, January 01, 2017  -  Saturday, March 11, 2017

WHERE: 700 S. 6th Street, Monroe, LA

70 Days of continuous Teaching and Preaching (Jan. 1-March 11, 2017) to help single mothers with college education, Monroe, Louisiana. CHRIST Association launches the 70 Day WORD Crusade with teaching and preaching of the Bible from Genesis to Revelation beginning on January 1 at 6pm and ending on March 11, 2017. It will be held at St. James UM Church, 700 S. 6th Street in Monroe. The Crusade is benefiting the Shirley G. Dyels Scholarship, which helps Single Mothers with college education. For more information, call 318-791-0270.12

UTS Releases Spring Class Schedule

WHEN: Tuesday, January 17, 2017  -  Tuesday, January 24, 2017

WHERE: Monroe, LA

United Theological Seminary and Bible College will begin spring semester classes on January 17, at 5:30pm. Spring schedule: Mondays. 5:30pm: Studies in Black History and Systematic Theology. Mondays. 7:20pm: Topics in Gerontology and Contemporary Preaching. Tuesdays. 5:30pm: Old Testament Theology, and Psalms. Tuesdays. 7:20pm: Life and Teaching of Christ and Pastoral Counseling. Master level courses include: Topics in Gerontology, Spiritual Life and Pastoral Ministry. The Master of Theology program is now accepting applications from students who hold a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution. Call/email or visit the seminary for more information. FREE class to community (Sunday School Lesson) will begin January 24, at 5:30pm. Contact information: and 318-323-6720.

It’s Celebration Time!

WHEN: Saturday, January 28, 2017

WHERE: 401 Lea Joyner Memorial Expy, Monroe, LA 71201

And a time to give thanks, honor and tribute. Grambling University Alumni Association-Monroe-Ouachita Chapter presents The President’s dinner honoring Trailblazers for their consistent and Dedicated Service to the Monroe-Ouachita Chapter of GUAA at 6:00 pm; The Monroe Civic Center-Bayou Room. Guest Speaker: GSU President Rick Gallot. Honorees - Mr. Curtis Arman, Mrs. Nora Brown, Mr. Mackie Freeze, Mrs. Ethel Gray, Mr. Larry Mason, Mrs. Darlene Watson, Mrs. Fannie Williams, Mr. Jonathan Williams, Mr. Wilbert Williams, Ms. Eva Dyann Wilson and Mrs. Mary Wilson. Tickets may be purchased from any member of the Alumni Association or by calling Mr. Ezzard Burton 318-680-9057. For More Information Contact – Ezzard Burton.318-680-9057.

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