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My Turn ~ by Richard Fredrick

The Same Old Story XVIII As 2012 comes to an end we have seen in that year floods, huge fires, destructive tornadoes and hurricanes here at home and elsewhere in…

Just a Thought ~ Lisa Talton

“Things” I will be the first to say that parenting is no walk in the park and if someone says it is then they really need to write a book…

Just Ask Dave ~ by Publisher David Eales

Safety and Security… Last Friday’s images are leaving shock and saddened hearts with parents and children alike. Locally, schools are in discussion with the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department looking to…

Just a Thought ~ by Lisa Taton

“I Have No Gift To Bring” One of my favorite Christmas songs is, “The Little Drummer Boy”.  I think this song really epitomizes the true meaning of Christmas.  In this…

My Turn ~ by Richard Fredrick

No They Are Not Taking Our Guns In the aftermath of the Newtown tragedy there is a national understandable frustration and desire to take action, any reasonable action, that would…

Yesteryears ~ As Time Goes By

90 Years Ago •  Dec. 8, 1922 All the old-timers are grooming and turning their prize fiddles for the big contest. The second annual contest for the champion fiddler of Monroe…

Just a Thought ~ by Lisa Talton

One Can Make A Difference It is so easy to get caught up in our everyday lives that we miss opportunity after opportunity to make the most of each day we…

From The Desk of the Monroe County Assessor ~ Judy Harmon

Once again another year is drawing to a close, and like every year, you have received your tax bill.  It is true, no one likes taxes, but without them, many…

Just Ask Dave by Publisher David Eales

It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like… We often hear that it is better to give than to receive. Here in Monroe County we are lucky to have numerous individuals…

My Turn by Dick Fredrick

The Benefit Cuts Nobody Wants To Make While we are still engaged in the pre-agreement posturing between the President and the House leadership, it may be well to see what…