Monroe Town News
There will be an Electronics Waste Day on October 12, 2013 from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.. Items such as t.v.'s , monitors, computer's ,desktop printers, laptops, batteries, mercury thermostats, C.F.L.S. bulbs and florescent bulbs will be accepted . For more information you can call the Town Office at 525-3515.
Food for All
The first Food for All lunch was held in the downstairs of the Monroe Community Church on Thursday September 26th. There was a nice turnout . They served around 12 folks and was able to send several bags of fresh fruit and vegetables home with many as well as sending them home with some leftovers. A delicious homemade corn chowder and egg salad sandwiches was served along with homemade apple sauce.A variety of cakes,cookies and other fresh fruits were also offered and tea and coffee accompanied. No one walked away without having a full belly. They had board games available if one wanted to come early or stay after to talk and socialize. Anyone wishing to volunteer or attended future lunches can call Nancy at 525-4443 or Karen at 525-4538. If you need a ride one can be arranged. Remember these lunches are free but donations are welcomed to help cover cost of the next weeks meal.
Moose hunt success
A group of local men returned Friday September 27th from a successful moose hunt.
Les Thompson who lives on the Curtis Road received a permit in the recent moose lottery.David Knupp was his co-permit holder. Jim and Mike Tripp went with them to help with the hunt. The trip took them to T7R15, which stands for township 7 range 15, for those of you unfamiliar with the jargon.
Their prize weighed in at 1093 lbs. , and had a 58 1/2 inch antler spread. Congratulations to all the men.
It is now officially Fall. My favorite season. Pumpkins are all around the Doak's farm for sale, good for decoration as well as consumption. Folks are busy harvesting the squash, cabbage, potatoes, and other final crops for the long winter to come.
Soon the leaves will be showing their beautiful colors and the locals that spend the winters in a warmer climate will be headed out.
Coats for Kids
Tara Dellaire Grotton is collecting coats for folks that are in need. Last year she helped over 25 families. If you have any coats laying around that you would like to donate to help her cause you can contact her at 877-1059 or send her a message on Facebook. This is a great cause and there are many in need.
On a personal note
For anyone traveling the Back Brooks road they are reclaiming the sides to prevent further encroachment. I and many others I have spoke with are appalled by the results of the method being used. I guess a couple of chainsaws and a wood chipper would have been out of the question. And while I am up on my soap-box, what ever happened to the requirement of a flag-man when working in dangerous areas such as blind corners,hills and narrow spaces. And cleaning up the debris left behind also would have been nice. I know that heavy equipment being used is the "wave of the future" for these tasks, but sharp blades and common sense goes a long way. Remember this is only my opinion.
Also if you use the Brown road they are are also doing some much needed work on that road taking it back to dirt and stripping what is left of the tar on the end that is closest to the Back Brooks road. It is a work in progress so be aware.