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By Ashlie Stubbs | Nov 22, 2019
Courtesy of: Neva Moody Three generations of Moodys, from left, Devon, Ronnie, Troy, Stephen, Dale and Mike, with their moose.


Happy Thanksgiving from Monroe!

Growing up, we always spent Thanksgiving Day at my grandparents', Gene and Dot Wyman, in Liberty. The highlight of my day back then was a coveted drumstick and a dish of black olives. When my grandparents started wintering in Florida, the tradition shifted to a gathering at my Mom's or aunt’s. My highlights now are the squash, Aunt Ilene’s stuffing, and homemade cranberry sauce. Oh, and pie. Can’t forget the pie! Amazing how palates and preferences change with age.

This year will include three Thanksgiving feasts for me; I'm thankful each is on its own day! So far, my contribution to one will be angel biscuits, and homemade stuffing at another. I’m beyond thankful for my healthy husband and son; generous and large family; warm, safe home; and much more.

What are your traditions? What are you thankful for?

Around town

A reminder that Monroe Food for All will not be serving lunch on Thanksgiving Day. Lunch resumes on Thursday, Dec. 5. Doors of the Monroe Church Fellowship Hall always open at 10:30 a.m. and the delicious meal and dessert are served at 11:30 a.m. Leave a donation in the basket at the door.

The Monroe Lions Club meets again on Tuesday, Dec. 2, at 6:30 p.m. If you’re interested in joining, or attending a meeting, contact President Mike Moody at 322-2269 or Treasurer David Doak at 525-4431.

The club recently had a very successful Hunters’ Breakfast, raising almost $1,000 to go into the scholarship account.

Commemorative bricks are still available for purchase and would be a meaningful holiday gift. The bricks will be used to pave a portion of the soon-to-come Monroe Veterans Memorial Park. The Lions Club is selling bricks for $60 each. Purchase a brick online at, pick up an order form from the Town Hall, or contact a Lion to get your order in.

A very happy belated 60th anniversary to Fred and Maxine Clements! The Clements celebrated this milestone on Nov. 15 in Florida.

The Monroe Church is making homemade tourtiere meat pies and cranberry sauce to go again this holiday season! Orders must be received by 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 29. Pies can be ordered cooked or uncooked for $25 each and cranberry sauce is available by the pint at $4. Email your order to and plan on paying for your order with cash or check when you pick it up on Saturday, Dec. 7, between 1 and 3 p.m. at the Monroe Church.

Big Game report

Mike Moody and family got it done! Mike was a lucky recipient of a 2019 moose tag and took his two sons, Devon and Troy, his father, Dale, and his uncles, Stephen and Ronnie, to the North Woods for the adventure. They bagged a 816-pound bull! What an experience for three generations to have together!

Dale has been putting in for his moose tag since 1980. He got drawn for the first time in 2010 and harvested a 750-pound moose. Ronnie has tagged out with a 1,000-pound moose, and Stephen has been drawn and tagged out as well.

Thank you, Neva Moody, for sharing the report and photograph. Congratulations to the Moody family.

Library news

Reading groups will be meeting soon! The graphic novel “Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic” will be discussed Thursday, Dec. 12, at 6:30 p.m. at the Monroe Church. The novel “The Nickel Boys” will be discussed Jan. 9 at 6:30 p.m., also at the Monroe Church. Multiple copies of each book are available now at the library.

Have a great week. I suggest some fresh air and a brisk walk after the big meal!


Fred and Maxine Clements celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary in Florida.
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Comments (2)
Posted by: Ronald Moody | Nov 23, 2019 20:18

It was  good time  and also Maxine is a Moody.





Posted by: from the kitchen | Nov 23, 2019 15:46

Kudos to Fred and Maxine for ‘getting it right’; and nice shot of the Moody crew. Looks like a good time was had by all- cept the moose.

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