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By Ashlie Stubbs | Mar 26, 2021
Courtesy of: Janet Maddo Neva and Dale Moody celebrate 65 years of marriage on April 1.


Hello Monroe!

What a blessing it has been to spend so much time outdoors as a family lately with little to no worry of frostbite on exposed cheeks, nose or other extremities! The swing and slides are getting more use in the backyard and I’ve even managed to hang a few loads of laundry out on the line to dry recently. Warmer days should soon become the new norm.

One of Oliver’s newest feats is being able to slip on his light-up shark mud boots all by himself. They don’t always make it onto the right feet, but he doesn’t seem to care, and we choose our battles around here. Now to teach him how to take said mud boots off in the entryway, because my “no boots in the house!” rule applies even to his cute little face.

65 years together

Dale and Neva Moody of Monroe celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary on April 1.

The Moodys were married in the Monroe Community Church in 1956. After Dale’s tour of duty with the U.S. Air Force in Japan, he and Neva were stationed in Othello, Washington, where their daughter Karen (Greatorex) was born. The family eventually settled back in Monroe and had son Michael and daughter Janet (Maddo).

Dale and Neva enjoy their grandsons Devan, Troy, Donnie and Jahfari; granddaughter Miranda and great-grandson Aiden Ali, of Florida.

Happy anniversary, Dale and Neva!

Worth celebrating

Happy birthday this April to the following Monroe community members: Libby Emerson (3rd), Hannah and Claudia Inman (6th), Kitty Wilkin (9th), Donald Nickerson (18th), Sharon Knight (20th), Katie Hamilton (21st), Ryan Wing (26th), and Meagan Patterson (28th). Did I miss someone? Let me know!

Happy belated birthday to Dale Moody, who celebrated on March 24!

Save the date

Word around town is that the annual town meeting for Monroe will be held on Monday, June 14. Confirmation of said date, and more information on exact time and location will be shared soon.

Have a great week!


Dale and Neva Moody on their wedding day, April 1, 1956. (Courtesy of: Neva Moody)
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