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Local theatre set to begin comedy performances this weekend

“One of the funniest shows ever,” is how one observer described the newest production by the Monroe Youth Theatre. The Theatre’s (MYT) Director Allison Pickerell sits in the middle of the MYT stage surrounded by the cast and crew of the upcoming production of “Dearly Departed,” playing back scenes from the first dress rehearsal which…

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Huge turn-out for Father Daughter Dance despite the weather

   The forecast for Saturday called for thunderstorms and heavy rains and unfortunately, that held true. Saturday morning and into the afternoon the sun shone bright, teasing those awaiting an event they had looked forward to for weeks, but by late afternoon it was pouring. Many worried the festivities would be canceled while others donned…

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MCMS students enjoy spring-like weather with outside learning activities

By: Terry Simpson Monroe County Middle School Science teacher and 21st Century Site Coordinator Rendi Carter is known for innovative ideas both in and out of the classroom. Carter, affectionately known as Mrs. Rendi to students, took advantage of the spring-like weather on Tuesday, Feb. 26, to incorporate some of those innovative outside-the-classroom ideas. Sending her…

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International night held

By: Terry Simpson One might have thought they were entering a foreign country as they stepped into the Monroe County Cooperative Extension Office kitchen recently and were greeted by the smell of international delicacies lining three tables, wafting out into the rest of the building. However, the familiar colors of red, white and blue, used…

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Readers’ photo contest: Here comes the sun…

By: Terry Simpson If you follow our Facebook page, you know as the rains continued to fall this past week, our readers have posted photos and jokes hoping to lighten the mood as they waited for the sun to finally appear and wondered if it ever would. When that big ball of brightness finally peeked…

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Red Dress Gala Volunteer recognition event held

The 4th Annual Red Dress Gala, an event honoring our community’s volunteers, was held at the Monroe county Extension Office on Thursday, Feb. 21, with 18 various civic groups and organizations honoring 31 volunteers for their service. This event is named in honor of Dr. James and Judy Carter and is sponsored by the Monroe…

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Rockin’ and Rollin’

By: Terry Simpson After a dreary cold and wet week, the rain let up for several hours on Thursday, Feb. 21, and the sun came out just in time for the Signature HealthCARE of Monroe County annual Rock ‘n Roll Jamboree held in the cafeteria of the rehabilitation center. The sunshine filtering through the windows…

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