Hello Monroe!

Frosty nights and mornings are finally upon us. The wood boiler will be fired up soon, and I have to admit, I’m looking forward to the smell of wood smoke filling the air outside. Every season has its perks!

Lions breakfast

The Monroe Lions Club will be serving a Hunters Breakfast on Saturday, Nov. 13, from 5 to 9 a.m., drive-thru style, at the Monroe Community Church. There will be two breakfast options available to choose from. Plate 1: breakfast sandwich (sausage or ham, egg and cheese on English muffin), home fries, baked beans and coffee. Plate 2: scrambled eggs, sausage or ham, home fries, baked beans and coffee. Cost is $8 per plate, and the Lions thank you in advance for your support!

Deer down

Here are statistics for deer taken in Monroe, tagged at the Monroe Country Store: David Tripp, doe; Peter Sanderson, doe; Logan Powers, 2-pt., 109-lb.; Benson Veinote, doe; Michael Patterson, 8-pt.; Christopher Giggie, doe; John Steiger, doe; Dalton Wilbur, doe; Kacy Harriman, buck; Larry Totton, buck; Seth Violette, doe; Shyanne Quimby, doe; Mark Dolloff, 7-pt., 188-lb.; Aiden Colson, 6-pt.; Eugene Kelley, two does; Robert Palmer, buck; Otis Palmer, doe; Ronald Nason, doe; Ronald Palmer, doe; Tim Devin, doe; Gunner Richardson, 3-pt., 114-lb.; Nicholas Stevens, buck; James Tripp Jr., doe; Pam Grass, 151-lb. doe; Daniel Dolloff, 97-lb. doe; Scott Hall, buck; Delaney Perkins, 94-lb. doe; Dan Grass, doe; Torrey Weaver, 7-pt., 197-lb.; Nik Cannon, 132-lb. doe; John Gibbs, 8-pt., 208-lb; and Adam Vogel, 8-pt., 221-lb.

Worth celebrating

New enlistment alert! Congratulations, and thank you, to high school senior Connor Aitken of Monroe for his recent commitment to the Maine Army National Guard. The Guard announced: “PVT Aitken enlisted as a 12N, Horizontal Construction Engineer, and is planning to attend either UMO or Husson for physical therapy using his GI Bill and 100% Student Tuition Waiver!”

Congratulations to Ralph and Jeanie Lockhart, winner of the beautiful quilt raffled off by the Monroe Community Church. The church would like to thank “everyone who bought tickets, near and far. We really appreciate the support.”

Hodgepodge of happenings

BUM League is a go! This free basketball program will be announcing sign-ups for all students in Regional School Unit 3 in grades three to six soon. Two divisions, third/fourth grade and fifth/sixth grade, typically practice two nights a week and play games on Sunday at Mount View. Follow the Facebook page “BUM League” for more information.

The 31st annual Mount View Craft Fair is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 4, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Mount View Complex. Plan to support student groups and local artists this season!

The results for the town of Monroe this past Election Day are as follows: Question 1: 222 yes, 125 no; Question 2: 257 yes, 90 no; Question 3: 223 yes, 121 no.

Sign-ups are open for Nature Immersion Winter Camp through the White Ash Learning Cooperative. Camp will take place Feb. 1-3, 2022, in Monroe, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and is open to those aged 2-14. Self-directed learning, snow shelter building, wildlife tracking, bird language and fire skills will be topics of focus. Go to for more information.

Have a great week!

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