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Hello Monroe!

Not many leaves are left now on the maple tree branches over our yard, but wow, were they stunning for a while! On the warm, sunny days, the bright shades of yellow and orange were easily enough to make me stop and soak in the view uninterrupted for as many moments as two little boys would allow. Photographs were taken, but never seem to truly capture the brilliance you can see with your own eyes.

Time now to transition into the next season as November is just around the corner…

Worth celebrating

Happy belated wedding anniversary to our neighbors, Samantha and Christian Tomlin! The Tomlins celebrated together on Oct. 18.

Congratulations to Monroe senior varsity soccer players on an undefeated regular season, building a 14-0 record! Connor Aitken, Nick Finley and Hayden Porter, all of Monroe, were recognized at the Mount View complex on Tuesday, Oct. 19. They were announced, along with seven other senior teammates, presenting a single rose to special family members at the field to celebrate with them. Good luck in the playoffs, gentlemen!

Local scales ready

Kristin and crew are again ready and waiting to tag your deer at the Monroe Country Store this season! The scales are open and state-certified. Current store hours are 6 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday-Saturday, and 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Call ahead on your way over to tag your deer and preorder something hot and tasty from the kitchen! The store phone number is 525-3300.

Good luck to all those eligible to hunt on Youth Day and through the month of November! Be safe and be seen.

Save the date

The Monroe Lions will be sponsoring a drive-through Hunters Breakfast on Saturday, Nov. 13, from 5 to 9 a.m. Signs will be out soon and more information, including what to expect on the menu, to come!

Neighboring festivities

Looking for somewhere local to hang out on Halloween? Head to Brooks Community Park’s Trunk ‘N’ Treat on Sunday, Oct. 31, between 3 and 7 p.m. Treats from trunks will be passed out, a tractor will be pulling a hay wagon around the park for hay rides, music will be playing, witches will be dancing around their cauldron and more! A concession stand will be selling hot dogs, apple cider and hot chocolate.

Those wishing to distribute treats from the trunk of their vehicle should have treats ready in bags, no loose candy. Participants should arrive at the park (24 Community Park Drive in Brooks) by 2:45 p.m. Prize ribbons will be given for best decorated vehicle. Be cautious of pedestrians walking! If you’re not handing candy out from your vehicle, plan to park in the parking lot.

FMI, call Mike at Ralph’s Cafe at 722-3236.

Have a great week!

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