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Signature HealthCARE and Hestand Church of Christ will host a Bunco game in the dining room of the facility on Saturday, Sept. 21, at 6 p.m. The cost to play is $10, with the funds raised going toward the elder fund and a trip to the Ark Encounter. Finger foods and drinks will be served.…


The Monroe County Homemaker International Night will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 25, at 6 p.m., at the Extension office, with Sarah Baker Gwilliam, discussing her teaching experiences in China, as the guest speaker. Guests are welcome.      

Library hosts Valentine’s Day activities on Feb. 10

The William B. Harlan Memorial Library staff kicked off the Valentine’s Day holiday a few days early. The staff members hosted a painting class for area children on Monday, Feb. 10. The kids were treated to snacks and were given a canvas with a printout to guide them in painting their masterpieces — a sign…


The “Big Boy’s Blades Knife Show” goes Facebook viral

By: Terry Simpson Driving out in the middle of nowhere (also known as Sulphur Lick), you may not expect to find much of anything. Yet, recently, cutting across country roads, you may have come across a site that could be seen for miles — a big white house and two multicolored houses sitting atop a…

MCHS hallways to “sport” a new look

Monroe County High School is looking a bit different these days with the plain gray walls being transformed into bright Falcon blues — along with bright yellows, reds and a few other colors thrown in to make the walls pop. A huge “MC” lines one wall while a cub, a tiger and a cardinal (all…

Little league soccer program begins

The Monroe County Family Wellness Center little league soccer program began with a free clinic on Saturday, May 25, for boys and girls. Games will start on Saturday, June 1, and will be held in the field between the middle school and high school.    


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A special visitor arrives at Bicentennial event

A Bald Eagle soared over Gamaliel Cemetery on Tuesday, Jan. 21, as members of the community met to bury a time capsule as part of the Bicentennial ceremonies. The crowd watched as it perched in a nearby tree, as it seemed to be watching history be made at that moment. Gamaliel Cemetery representative Chad Comer,…

GES Students participate in Bicentennial Time Capsule project

Fifth grade students at Gamaliel Elementary, along with their teachers, community members, Mayor Bob Greer, members of the Bicentennial committee and Gamaliel Cemetery representative Chad Comer, met at the entrance to the Gamaliel Cemetery on Tuesday, Jan. 21, to bury a time capsule as part of the ongoing year-long Bicentennial celebration. Comer, Greer, Bicentennial Committee…

Fiscal Court to explore Splash Pad concept for County

“You never know if you don’t try,” declared Monroe County Judge-executive Mitchell Page to  Magistrates during a Fiscal Court meeting held on Wednesday, Jan. 15. During that meeting,  he opened up a discussion on building a Splash Pad in Monroe County. He noted that he wanted to be very clear that it was only a…


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