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Shelbina OES holds Dec. meeting

Posted on December 17, 2014 at 9:49 am

The Shelbina Chapter 159 Order of Eastern Star held a stated meeting Dec. 10 with 13 members present.  Chapter was opened in regular form with WM Linda  Sorrell presiding.  Other officers present were Jim Sorrell, WP; Ruth Ann Dixson, AM Pro Tem; Elmer Dixson, AP; Lois Turner, Secy;  Nancy Thorndyke, Cond; Leslie Rosenkrans, A. Cond. Pro Tem; Susie Spencer, Chaplain; Sallie Allison, Organist; Margaret Gilbert, Ruth; Linda Cullifer, Electa; Charles

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  • •Monroe County Land Transfers•

    Posted on December 17, 2014 at 9:48 am

    Morthland, Mildred Maxine Revocable Trust Agreement to Frankenbach, Sean P. Ryan, Nancy and Terrance to Taylor, Shane and Lynn Taylor, Shane R. and Alice L. to Benson, Daniel Q. Green, Jeffrey E.,-Trustee to Hays Holdings, LLC Miller, Daniel and Amanda to Stauffer, Cory and Kirstie Hamilton, Gary W. and Kimberly Ann to Crabtree, Bobby L. and Peggy A. Shumard, Mary Trust to Shumard, James C. and Lacey L. Dix, Carol S.

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  • Students of Connie Walker to perform recitals in December

    Posted on December 17, 2014 at 9:43 am

    Piano, voice, and guitar students of Connie Walker will be performing Christmas selections at the Monroe City Manor on Tuesday, Dec. 16 and Wednesday, Dec. 17 at 4 p.m.  The students will then present their annual Christmas recital on Sunday, Dec. 21, at 5 p.m. at the Holy Rosary Church. The following students will be performing at the free recitals: Alexis Lloyd, Denten Hays, Dawson, Karr, Beau and Logan Lucas,

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From Andy’s Pen

Posted on December 17, 2014 at 6:05 am

This first: Lest anyone misconstrue what I’m writing, I have no idea what Monroe City’s elementary teachers tell their students. I’m not making some veiled criticism of anything that happens around here. These words are aimed at easy targets, those mysterious teachers somewhere who must have done something wrong, the antecedents behind the they in so much of what we talk about. “Do you know what they’re teaching down in

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  • Big Talk in a Small Town

    Posted on December 17, 2014 at 6:00 am

    By Adriana Orsini The flu has officially hit Monroe City.  With more than 58 students out of the elementary school on Monday, it’s safe to say many of you will be reading this paper from the (dis)comfort of your own bed with a thermometer hanging from your mouth. This one’s for you, my friends; may your socks be soft, your workload light and your soup stay down. In the meantime,

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  • Texting can wait

    Posted on December 10, 2014 at 7:19 am

    By Brenna Jones   A very perspicacious man once said, “I fear the day technology will surpass our human interaction. The world will have a generation of idiots.” This man was Albert Einstein. I believe that the day he feared has come. Today, cell phones and computers are crucial to our daily lives. We are the idiots. One of the biggest problems our world is facing now is texting and

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