Monroe Town News
Our Monroe Library staff reports that there are a few changes to the new schedule of open hours. Sincere apologies are extended to those who arrived to find the door locked. There have been a few glitches initially that should now be worked out. They ask for the public’s patience, as they have no paid librarian or staff. They are working to automate the collection and offer Internet service within the next seven months. The revised schedule is as follows: Monday 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Tuesday 2-5 p.m., Wednesday 5-7 p.m., Thursday 10 a.m.-noon, 2-5 p.m. Closed Fridays. Patrons will find small blue “Library Hours” cards on the library desk.
My husband and mother and I attended bingo at the Odd Fellows Hall on Wednesday night, and I must say that we had a ball. I know I have mentioned bingo at the Odd Fellows Hall on the Jackson Road, lefthand side of the road just past the center of town in other columns. This last week was a particularly fun night. Our town fire chief was the caller for the evening. For those of you who might not be acquainted with Ken Clements, he is also one of our local dairy farmers, and he had a tickle in his throat all evening, and I couldn't help but tease him by saying he sounded as if he were going through puberty all over again.
Well, to say the least, he had a great sense of humor about that, as well as all the other ribbing he got throughout the night. So once again I encourage anyone looking for a fairly inexpensive night of entertainment to please come out and join us in supporting one of our local organizations. Bingo starts at 6:30 p.m. and usually concludes by 8:30 or 9. The Rebekahs provide a nice assortment of sandwiches and goodies at break time, so if you need to come straight from work to make the start of bingo you can, and the food also is more than reasonably priced. You can eat for as little as $2.25, and that would be for a sandwich, drink and a bag of chips or a goodie, such as a cookie or brownie, depending on what the gals have whipped up for the night. Hope to see you all there soon!
On a personal note
In next week's column, I will have a report on my behalf of what occurs at the School Board meeting being held on Mar. 4 at 7 at the high school. As I stated last week, there are a lot of critical changes afoot, and with the looming federal and state cuts to the Department of Education, it is even more important, in my opinion, to be informed about what is going on for students, as well as how this may or may not impact the quality of education being offered to them.