City of Refuge

The City of Refuge is an initiative started to help provide students at Wossman High School with basic toiletries and clothing. If you, your company or organization would like to help, please contact Danita Bright, LaRochelle Wooten, or Principal Sam Moore at Wossman High School. 318.387.2932. For more information on Love Your Community initiatives in Ouachita Parish, visit

Antique Alley

Located on Antique Alley in the historic Cottonport District of West Monroe, Louisiana, the Spice and Tea Exchange is a treat for the senses. They have a huge selection of fine, savory, exotic spices and spice blends, gourmet teas, flavored sugars, salts, seasonings and accessories. In this video, Realtor Janet Pearson, who is also a property owner in Antique Alley, speaks with Karen Laban, owner of the Spice and Tea Exchange of West Monroe. The store was opened in 2010 by the Laban’s, who knew that Antique Alley was the perfect place for their unique business. With other new businesses beginning to pop up in the area, Antique Alley offers a wide variety of shopping for both tourists and locals. So take a trip to Antique Alley on Trenton Street in West Monroe LA, you won’t be disappointed! For more info, visit
If you’re interested in real estate on Antique Alley or elsewhere in Northeast Louisiana, visit

Ronald McDonald House

Realtor Nancy Inabnett talks with Georgia Street, the Executive Director of the Ronald McDonald House of Northeast Louisiana. What a blessing to have this nonprofit organization right here in Monroe LA. The Ronald McDonald House of Northeast Louisiana is a temporary home-away-from-home that serves and sustains families of seriously ill or injured children receiving treatment in hospitals in Northeast Louisiana.
Visit for more info or to make a donation to the Ronald McDonald House. for more info on the Northeast Louisiana real estate market.

First Time Home Buyer Info

Realtors Barbara Thomas, Mike Riley and Puddin Young talk about some of the benefits that come with buying your first home, and what you should do first. Not only does it give one a deep sense of pride and ownership in a community, there are also financial benefits. So if you are thinking of buying your first home, call the real estate professionals at John Rea Realty to guide you through the process. Visit to search listings, find an agent, or use our online mortgage center.

Carmel Hill Fund Education Program

What a great blessing for Monroe LA to be one of three cities who are recipients of this grant program. The Carmel Hill Fund Education Program is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to foster the love of reading in children by providing educators with the means to improve their students’ reading ability. Carmel Hill believes that reading is not only an educational skill, but also a tool that children can use to enhance their lives beyond their circumstances. The Accelerated Reader program partners with schools and supplies them with books and computers so that children can take quizzes easily and efficiently. The Carmel Hill Fund Education Program has three large projects across the nation: Denver, Colorado, New York and Monroe Louisiana.
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Football and Community

Football and Community

ULM Warhawks Football Head Coach Todd Berry talks with Realtor Mike Riley. Besides talking about ULM Stats, and team updates, Coach Berry talks about the impact of college football on the local economy and why it’s important to support your local teams and schools.

Click here to hear what Coach Berry looks for in a Realtor

Presidential Endorsement!

John Rea Realty delivers the finest in real estate services. We care about our clients! Once you use an agent with John Rea Realty, you’ll keep coming back. Just ask Dennis Swanberg, five time repeat client and funny man. Even former United States Presidents will tell you, when you’re making a move in Northeast Louisiana, call John Rea Realty! And Dennis isn’t the only satisfied client. To hear what ULM Football Head Coach Todd Berry has to say about John Rea Realty, click here.

To search listings, find an agent, or get more information about real estate in Northeast Louisiana, click here.

The Chennault Aviation and Military Museum

This is a great place to visit in Monroe. Our own Frances Cox has family ties in the museum’s exhibits, and the director Nell Calloway is General Chennault’s granddaughter. Watch to find out more about Chennault’s journey to China and the start of the Flying Tigers. A great amount of history is included in the Chennault Aviation and Military Museum in Monroe LA. From WWI to recent conflicts in the Middle East, the Chennault has an amazing collection of artifacts.

Tough Guys Need Realtors Too!

ULM Warhawks Football Head Coach Todd Berry has done a lot of moving around the country. Here he talks with Realtor Mike Riley about what makes him call Monroe Louisiana home, and shares his experience on choosing a Realtor he can trust.