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By Ashlie Stubbs | Nov 09, 2019


Hello Monroe!

As the holidays approach, I’m torn. With dozens of large pumpkins still spread around the yard and smaller ones scattered inside the house, when do I swap them for red berries, wreaths and other Christmas and winter decor? I feel like the pumpkin should be able to stay and be in the spotlight through Thanksgiving — with Christmas waiting its turn — but with snow already blanketing the landscape while I write this, and the temperatures plummeting, I’m leaning toward swapping them out earlier.

On Saturday, Nov. 9, Oliver and I will be traveling to Falmouth to cheer on the Mount View boys soccer team as they face Waynflete in the Class C State Championship game. This is the first boys soccer team from Mount View since 1980 to play for a state championship.

We froze the night they knocked out Fort Kent despite strong winds, and we got drenched the night they beat George Stevens Academy in steady, cold rain for the northern regional title; now we’re ready to watch them win states! Having had all but a few of the young men on the roster as former students, I’m proud of their impressive success this season and happy to support them from the sidelines!

Around town

Hunters Breakfast! The Monroe Lions Club is cooking for any and all, Saturday, Nov. 16, from 5 to 10 a.m. at the Monroe Church. You don’t need to be a hunter to enjoy this hot meal, but you can listen to exciting stories while you do! There will be a raffle that includes a variety of outdoors items, including scent killer, a warm pair of socks, hats, and more. All proceeds from breakfast and the raffle will go towards the Lions Club scholarship.

The Monroe Fire Department has two items for sale by bid. The items can be seen at the Monroe Fire Department. Bids must be received by the Monroe Town Office by 5:30 p.m. on Dec. 11, in sealed envelopes clearly marked “Item 1 F350” or “Item 2 Tires.” Bids will be opened at 6 p.m. on Dec. 11 at the Town Office. The town reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids. FMI, call or text Chief Ken Clements at 332-3640 or email him at

Item #1 is a 1997 Ford F-350 4WD 7.3 turbo diesel, regular cab. It’s in excellent condition with 99,200 miles on it. Painted steel flatbed, automatic transmission, air conditioning, manual windows and locks, and more.

Item #2 is six new Continental Conti Hybrid HD3 tires. 225/70/R19.5, mud and snow, load range G.

Monroe Food for All lunch menu for Thursday, Nov. 14: Fish sticks, Sharon’s delicious mac 'n' cheese, seasonal slaw, and dessert of homemade applesauce and gingerbread. Doors to the Monroe Church Fellowship Hall open at 10:30 a.m. and your hot meal is served to you at 11:30 a.m. Bring a friend, say hello to someone new, leave a free-will donation in the basket by the door.

From our neighbors

The Brooks Bull is still on the lam! For those who don’t know, a bull has been loose in the Lang Hill Highway vicinity of Brooks for quite a number of weeks.

Townspeople were able to successfully shut the bull into a multi-panel steel enclosure recently, after luring him in with grain and salt. However, the bull then proceeded to drag said enclosure 100 or so yards, stoving it up royally and setting itself free yet again! Keep your eyes open if you’re in that area, and better luck on the next corral attempt.

Happy birthday!

The following Monroe residents are celebrating this month: Lee Anne Vogel, Michael Grindrod, Frieda Mavor, Joyce Hillman and Barbara Moody.

Did I miss someone? Do you have someone you’d like to make sure is recognized in December? Let me know!

Have a wonderful week!


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