Hello Monroe!

A few wild asters hold on to their white blossoms in our fields, and I’m noticing the milkweed pods have burst. This late stage of the milkweed is my personal favorite. The noticeable decrease in daylight, however, is not.

Have you seen the red berries? From finding none last year to seeing them just about everywhere I go this fall, my winter arrangements will certainly be boasting red this year!

Deer down

A huge congratulations goes out to Gavin Milliken of Monroe for his opening day success! Gavin, hunting on Youth Day with his father Scott, dropped a beautiful 10-point, 176.5-pound buck on local land. Gavin was hunting with the .243 gifted to him by his late grandfather. This is Gavin’s first buck, and what an impressive first it is!

I will update next week’s column with the deer tagged so far at the town’s only current tagging station, the Monroe Country Store.

Worth celebrating

Happy birthday to the following Monroe residents celebrating in November: Lee Anne Vogel (2nd), Kassey Gibbs (7th), Michael Grindrod (9th), Frieda Mavor (11th), Terrie Brown (12th), Jessica Landers (14th), Jacob Moore (15th), Joyce Hillman (16th), Ken Clements (19th), and Barbara Moody (22nd).

Congratulations to Monroe’s Sawyer Inman for his recent acceptance at Maine Maritime Academy! Sawyer is currently a senior at Mount View High School.

Congratulations to Monroe varsity soccer team members Connor Aitken, Hayden Porter, Nick Finley and Anthony Lepore on their post-season success. The Mount View boys team, the No. 3 seed in Class C North, defeated Houlton and Sumner, and traveled to No. 2-seeded Fort Kent Oct. 29. Unfortunately, Fort Kent Community High School prevailed, 3-1, and was to take on top seed Orono in the Class C North regional game. Mount View finished the season at 16-1 overall.

Happy belated 16th birthday to Maddie Oliver, who celebrated on Oct. 24; and happy belated first wedding anniversary to Troy and Cassandra Moody, who celebrated on Oct. 24 as well!

Have a great week!

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