By Ashlie Stubbs


Hello Monroe!

June sure is spoiling us with some perfect weather lately, in my opinion. Daytime temperatures in the 60s and 70s, blue skies and low humidity are all fine by me!

My garden is up and at it, and Oliver joins me most evenings to “help” pull weeds when I manage to get out there for a few minutes. He mostly plays in the dirt and with the rocks, and since he doesn’t seem drawn to destroy the real plants as they work their way up, his grubby company is more than welcome.

Worth celebrating

Happy belated birthday to Monroe’s one and only, Mr. Troy Moody. Troy celebrated his special day June 18.

Happy belated anniversary to Roland and Marnee Clements. The Clements celebrated 36 years of marriage on June 22. Their daughter Kristy perhaps stated it best in a post on Facebook, describing her parents as “fun loving, adventure seeking, true love birds.”

Congratulations to McKenna Gibbs, daughter of John Gibbs and Lisa Mosher, for being named to Husson University’s Spring 2021 Honor’s List. McKenna is enrolled in the university’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing program. As her mom stated in a brag post on Facebook recently, McKenna “goes to her partnership for 12-hour shifts. She works at the restaurant on the weekends, and crunches out her homework in her spare time. I’ve always been proud of her, but I’m REALLY proud of her.” Well done, McKenna!

Lions success

The Monroe Lions Club would like to thank all who have supported the efforts of the creation of the town Veterans Memorial Park thus far. By purchasing bricks, making selfless and appreciated monetary

These Monroe ladies have been waiting for 11 years to see this monument moved to a town park and the Lions Club was honored they were there the day the monument was relocated to its new home. From left are Neva Moody, Lions President Mike Moody, and Mary Lou Nealley. Courtesy of Monroe Lions Club

donations, purchasing chicken dinners at the Memorial Day drive-thru event, and lending your precious time physically assisting in park work as equipment operators and laborers, things are really starting to shape up.

If you haven’t been by lately, a drive along Route 139 through the center of Monroe will reveal three stately flagpoles, a beautiful sign designed and painted by Monroe’s own Norma Whitman, and you will see that the World War I monument has been relocated from the intersection in the middle of town to its new foundation in the park. Coming soon to join it will be the monument honoring World War II veterans and a large stone between the two honoring veterans of other conflicts.

It’s never too late to donate to the project, or to purchase commemorative bricks to be included in the pathway in front of the monument. Contact Mike Moody at 322-2269 or David Doak at 525-4431 for more information on how to be involved.

Moose lottery winners

Congratulations to the following individuals who listed Monroe as their primary residence and were drawn in the recent state moose lottery: Paul Craig, Michael Norgang, Riley Porter, James Wilkinson and Carl Witt. I wish you all a safe and successful hunt this fall!

Have a great week!

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