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Round-up of this week’s job postings

If you missed one of our job postings this week, here is a round-up. Click on the relevant link for more information.

UGA has temporary and part-time job postings
Help wanted

The University of Georgia has several temporary and part-time jobs available. Some of these are in the Athens area.


Bostons, BBQ and Blues Festival

Blues, BBQ and Boston Terriers headed for Monroe this spring.

Clearview to host Senior Circle Bingo

Clearview Regional Medical Center and Clearview Hospital Auxiliary will host Senior Circle Bingo.

Community News

Movies at the Mill return in the Summer of 2015
Movies at the Mill

If you missed out on Movies at the Mill in the summer of 2014, there is good news.

Lunch and Learn at Clearview on Dementia in the Aging Adult

At noon on Tuesday, May 19, Clearview Regional Medical Center  is hosting a Lunch and Learn on “Dementia in the Aging Adult.”  You are invited to join to gather information concerning the development and onset of dementia.

Small Town Newborn celebrates small fish with festival.
Photo credit: Morgufile

On April 25, Newborn in neighboring Newton County (the Town With Characters) thinks the only thing better than being a big fish in a little pond is being a little fish in a little town!

First Presbyterian Church of Monroe news and events
First Presbyterian Church of Monroe. Contributed photo

This Sunday (4/19) at the 11 AM traditional worship service Pastor Rogers’ sermon, “Opened Minds”, is based on Luke 24.44-49. Sunday School classes for all ages meet at 9:45 AM.  Tuesdays at 10 AM the Pastor leads his verse-by-verse Bible study of 1 Timothy. Tuesday evening our “Saints Alive” group will meet in the Fellowship Hall at 6:30 PM for our annual “fish fry” and a program.

Nothing says spring in Monroe like ‘high tea’ at Mrs. Tichenor’s

The McDaniel-Tichenor House if offering an opportunity to connect with some of our old English traditions.


Survivalist Supplies
campfire cooking

If you’ve read my book, Mismatched Shoes and Upside Down Pizza, you know how much I love the Sky Mall catalogue, with its can’t-live-without merchandise like the Astroturf and miniature-plastic fire hydrant indoor dog potty.

Calling all religious leaders…..

And public speakers or anyone who wants to get a message heard.

Whose Fault is it Anyway?
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My mother’s mother’s sister, Aunt Pearl, had an old guitar that used to belong to her son, Jeffrey, that she wanted to give my daughter.  Aunt Pearl, an admirably independent nonagenarian, lives alone in a two-story house near the beach in New York, and, if you had to pick a celebrity she resembled the most, you’d pick George Costanza’s mother on Seinfeld.  If you can, to make this story better, hold that voice in your head while reading Aunt Pearl’s lines.

Reservoir Mud
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I have a pretty good sense of direction.

A Hot New Game Show
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Recently, my husband and I have had the 4,234,672th petty squabble of our marriage.


Obituary and funeral arrangements: Stewart Duane Offutt, 48, of Monroe

Stewart Duane Offutt age 48 of Monroe, GA passed away Thursday, April 16, 2015.

Obituary and funeral arrangements: Carl Bush, 85, of Monroe
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Mr. Carl Bush, age 85 of Monroe, passed away on Tuesday, April 14, 2015.

Obituary and funeral arrangements: Judy Moon Ward, 64, of Monroe

Judy Moon Ward, age 64, of Monroe, died on April 9, 2015.

Obituary and Funeral arrangements: Barbara Ryals Gross, 84, of Monroe

Barbara Ryals Gross, age 84 of Monroe, died on April 11, 2015.

Obituary and funeral arrangements: Ralph Bailey Key, 77, of Monroe

Ralph Bailey Key, age 77, of Monroe, GA, died on April 7, 2015.


Found Small Mixed Breed Dog Monroe

Found this sweet face running on Nunnally Farm Rd.

REUNITED!Found Hit By Car Male Husky Dekalb County


$3000 REWARD!! Lost Microchipped Male Yorkie Smyrna

Please help us!!! $3000 REWARD!!

Found Female Brindle Pit Covington/Jersey


REUNITED!! Found Male Boston Terrier Auburn

Found in Auburn.


Legalese — Gun Carry Permit Exceptions

There has been a lot of talk lately about guns.

Legalese — Dependency Deductions
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Ah April.  The end of cold weather, spring break, blooming flowers, free-flowing pollen, and taxes.  April 15th is a day that shall live in infamy.  It is inevitable as death – it is tax day.  If you are like me, and most everyone else, you have either just finished or are finishing your taxes, cursing their existence, and/or trying desperately to reduce their impact.

Legalese — Fishing Licenses
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Now that it is officially spring, and around here the weather is decidedly warm and (usually) sunny and spring-like, lots of folks want to get out in the fresh air and enjoy the outdoor time, especially before it gets too hot as it tends to do here in the summer.

Legalese — Sexting
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Yesterday I got the nine millionth phone call in my career in which an adult was extremely worried about a young person he cared about who had done something stupid on the computer and might have life changing consequences as a result.

Williamson fights back against EPA’s ‘job destroying’ proposed Clean Power Plan

March 20, the Georgia House Natural Resources & Environment Committee favorably reported House Resolution 613, a resolution co-sponsored by Georgia Rep. Bruce Williamson (R-Monroe), Rep. Chuck Martin (R-Alpharetta) and others.