Monroe Town News
Two weeks ago I made a final attempt at getting some community input on this column. I am happy to report I have had several things sent to me since my request. So here goes.
Back to school we go
September 3,2013 is the first day of school for K-6 and 9. The rest of the kids start on September 4, 2013. This of course is done so that the new Middle School and incoming Freshman can get a day of adjustment before all the kids come together. The Fall sports schedule is available on the Mt. View website. So this is a good time to remember that you will soon be seeing buses on the roads in the mornings so make sure to leave extra time to get to were you are going. Starting September 10th there will be a new program available at the Middle and High School. On Tuesdays there will be a bus to transport students to the Waldo County Y for swimming and gym activities. So make sure that if your students want to participate that the appropriate paperwork and permission slips in so that they can go. The times will be from 3:15-5:15 so that students will return in time for the late bus.
Monroe resident to join the Military
Brook Colcord (who everyone knows in the community, attended Monroe Elementary (in fact her hand print is one that is on the elementary school sign) and MV High, played field hockey since the 2nd grade and helped many times in the snack shacks for all the Monroe games over the years) flew out Tuesday for the Army Reserves. She will complete basic training at Fort Jackson in South Carolina, and from there she will go to Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio Texas to train as a Combat Medic.
Harriet Ireland would like to thank her daughters Colleen and Sandra for the recent get together that they planned at the Belfast City Park. Wow what a surprise. Considering that her actual birthday is in October it was an unexpected celebration. So that you to all near and far that attended her 80th unbirthday celebration.
Tara Grotton is starting up her Christmas campaign again for collections such as coats,hats,and other winter necessities. I will keep you posted with drop off locations and what we can do to help out this worth while endeavor.
We would like to extend our sympathies to Helen Moody on the recent passing of her husband Leon. As many of you may know he had been battling cancer.
Also on Thursday the 23rd Martha Smith ,the oldest resident in Monroe passed. Just 9 days short of her 101st birthday.We send our condolences to her children Susan Smith of Monroe and her son Bobby Smith of Northport.
On a personal note
Thank you to all that are beginning to send me things to put in the paper. I look forward to continued contributions.