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Volume 4 Issue 10

Covering Monterey and Surrounding Communities

Meet the 2018 Miss Standing Stone Queens

Join us for Standing Stone Day on Oct. 13 Every year, on the second Saturday in October, Monterey celebrates Standing Stone Day. This day is set aside to remember and reflect on local history. Standing Stone Day will be observed on Saturday, Oct. 13. This year, the theme for the contest is “Monterey’s 125th Anniversary.” The flea market and craft show will begin at 8 a.m. Those who would like to join in the parade with their business, club, church and civic organi-

October 12, 2018

Photos by Rebekah K. Bohannon Beeler

zation is welcomed to meet at the Monterey Farmers Market to line up for the parade will kick off at 10 a.m., traveling down Commercial Ave. The excursion train is expected to arrive around noon to be followed by the ceremony at the Standing Stone Monument at about 12:30 p.m. Vendors who would like to set up may pay and register at the Monterey Depot Museum, 101 E. Depot St. Call 839-2111 for more information.

Daydream believing and the homecoming queen

Baby Miss JoAnna Heckman

Toddler Miss Baylor Duncan

Wee Miss Ainsley Todd

Tiny Miss Emmerson Cloyd

Little Miss Grace Ann Hargis

Young Miss Rhaleigh Parris

Jr. Miss Madison Lefebure

Teen Miss Sophia Storie

Miss Standing Stone Gretchen Young

Photo by Rebekah K. Bohannon Beeler

Monterey High School 2018 Football Homecoming Queen Lily Phillips is escorted by Jacob Walker. See The Queen’s Court continued on page 8A.

Photo by Rebekah K. Bohannon Beeler

Monterey Junior High School 2018 Football Homecoming Queen Allie Benjamin is crowned by her escort Byron Borjas. See Monterey Junior High Queen’s Court continued on page 5A.

Presenting the 2018 Miss Standing Stone Pageant queens: Jr. Miss Madison Lefebure, Wee Miss Ainsley Todd, Little Miss Grace Ann Hargis, Teen Miss Sophia Storie, Miss Standing Stone Gretchen Young, Tiny Miss Emmerson Cloyd and Young Miss Rhaleigh Parris. Not pictured are Baby Miss JoAnna Heckman and Toddler Miss Baylor Duncan. The pageant was held on Oct. 7.

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Grapevine Op Ed

Standing Stone Scribe

October 2018

On hard lessons learned Monterey Matters The other day after court, I was talking with a friend about a questionnaire sent to people spending long-term sentences in prison. One of the questions was, “What lesson do you wish you learned when you were 16?” The majority of the answers were, “I wish I would have learned to walk away.” I thought that was a powerful and honest answer. I looked up the study and some had written more specific answers. Some wrote when asked, “If I wanted to try drugs,” “Do you want to make some quick money,” “Do you want to fight,” or something that sounded too good to be true and always ended with, “I wish I had learned to walk away.” I see many every day who find themselves in bad situations both criminally and civilly because they too have not learned to walk away. I will admit, it seems that we are hardwired

Judge Jonathon Young

Scribe guest columnist

to think that walking way is the “coward’s way out.” Yes, sometimes we have to stand and fight, but most of those are life and death situations or a situation that is at the very heart of our core beliefs and values. Honestly, those situations are very infrequent. Most of the time big trouble comes to us from a series of small decisions that keep spiraling out of control. I do not know many people who would try drugs or alcohol if they knew it came with a guarantee that they would become addicted and lose all they hold dear. Most would not get to decide to drive home if they

Scribe Editorial Policy

Standing Stone Scribe is a monthly broadsheet publication covering news features regarding people, churches, schools, clubs, organizations, history, and events in Monterey and surrounding communities from Mayland to Rickman, Calfkiller to Crawford. Submission Guidelines: The Scribe welcomes electronic submissions at Please choose from the list of Sections to include in the subject line: Mountain Times: Celebrations of life, including $25 announcements for engagements, weddings, births, and anniversaries. Sandwich Board: Press releases regarding upcoming civic, club, school, church, and social events, including $10 birthday wishes. Our Town: Features about the people, places and things that make Monterey and the surrounding communities so incredible. Read All About It: Burks Elementary, MHS, Wilson Elementary, Rickman Elementary School, Homeschool news, events, educational opportunities and programs. Faith: Area church news and words of wisdom and ecouragement, including $40 memorial tributes to the lives and memories of our community members who have gone before us. Life on the Mountain: Active and well-living features. Highland Sports: School sports, hunting and activities. Entertainment: Music, concert, books, movies, festivals and play reviews. Grapevine Op-Ed: Letters to the editor, opinions, commentaries, and encouragement. Advertisements: Get the word out about your business, service or organization, increase traffic, expand your customer base, and communicate directly with the community you serve. Ad rates are $4.50 per column inch and with a monthly publication your advertisements will have a longer shelf life. Copy Deadline: All submissions must be received by the Wednesday before the first Monday of the month. Standing Stone Scribe publications are set to be printed generally on the first Thursday of the month or, depending on the calendar, the Thursday after the first Monday of the month. Editorial Policy: Standing Stone Scribe encourages submissions, letters to the editor and commentaries. Submissions should not be libelous and must bear the author’s name, complete address and telephone number. Anonymous submissions will not be accepted. The Standing Stone Scribe newspaper reserves the right to accept, reject or edit any and all submissions and advertisements intended for publication. Editor’s Note: I have every intention of doing the entire Monterey area justice with all of the good news that is generated by its members. The purpose of Standing Stone Scribe is to praise, encourage and uplift the people of Monterey and neighboring communities from Rickman to Mayland and Calfkiller to Crawford. Standing Stone Scribe intends to revive effective communication, increase interest and traffic, and reinstate a sense of pride. As the newspaper grows, Standing Stone Scribe may become a bimonthly publication.

knew it would be the last ride they would ever take or harm someone else. The problem is that many are hurting, starving, jealous, think they need to improve their life someway and want to find a quick solution or they think it will not happened to them. Unfortunately, very few get-quick-rich schemes are legitimate or even make any money. Many more become addicted to drugs and alcohol than those who do not. Very few people have Nigerian princes for uncles who leave them money. Many times it will not happen to you, but occasionally it will. Do you want to take that chance? For those filling out the survey, it happened to them. So, while I hope you never end up in prison, I do hope that you do learn the same lesson that others have and learn to walk away. Otherwise, you may someday get a questionnaire and have plenty of time to fill it out.

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The past month in Monterey has been frustrating to say the least. We had record breaking amounts of rainfall in a short period of time that left several areas of Ward 2 flooded. My own house flooded two nights in a row, something that had never happened since it was built in 1991. Nothing was damaged other than some laminate flooring and carpeting. But this column isn’t about me. It’s about the citizens of Monterey and the issues affecting them. We had two of businesses that were flooded as well as two homes flooded other than my own. This isn’t a new issue. It’s been one that has affected the Whittaker Park area as long as a lot of residents of Monterey can remember. I talked with former elected officials as well as several residents and came to the conclusion there was so much confusion on why the problem has never been fixed that I needed to find out what we as a city could do to fix the problem. The amount of misinformation floating around just blew me away, from the city having to pay

Dave Says Spending money in the budget?

Dear Dave, We are debt-free except for our home, and we have six months of expenses set aside in our emergency fund. Every time we do our monthly budget, we set aside a small amount of personal spending money for us both. Do you see anything wrong with this? DeAnna Dear DeAnna, There’s absolutely nothing wrong with having a little fun money calculated into your monthly budget when you’re in good financial shape. The problems start when couples don’t agree on these kinds of things — or worse — when they start hiding stuff and lying to each other about where the money’s going. People either grow together or they grow apart when they get married. When you start hiding things from your spouse you’re essentially keep-

Dave Ramsey ing separate lives. That’s a bad sign in any marriage, and in many cases, this kind of thing leads to divorce. Having an agreed-upon budget isn’t just telling your money what to do. It’s also an important part of a healthy sharing and communication process between husband and wife! —Dave

Close up small business? Dear Dave, I have a small business, and I love what I do. Unfortunately, things

JJ Reels

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$10,000 to clean out ditches to collapsed culverts to rules from the New Deal in 1935 that was put in place to lift the country out of The Great Depression. Another huge misconception was that we could just go and dig the drainage ditch to widen and deepen them to provide more runoff. What I found out was that nobody really knew what they were talking about. There were some known issues for which we must find solutions. We know that there is a problem with the culvert going under Bowman’s Auto Sales parking lot through the Monterey Police Department property to the end of the culvert under the Rails and Trails boardwalk. Also known is improper drainage haven’t been going well the last several months. On top of that, I’ve committed a lot of money to advertising in the coming year. Recently, I got a great job offer from a company that would pay me twice what I’m making now. What do you think I should do? Hugh Dear Hugh, If it were me, I’d want to keep my options open. Closing your business would mean giving up all your customers. I’m not sure that’s a good idea when the offer has just been made, and you know so little about the actual job. If you think this new job is something you might like, why not accept the offer and see if you can continue your other work on the weekends? That would help cover some, if not all, of your advertising commitment. Plus, it would keep some money rolling in if the new job doesn’t work out. If you find you like this new job, then you’ve got a great income and something you like doing on

culverts on the Jones’ property on East Railroad Avenue. Another issue was the drain under the railroad bed by the boardwalk. Another area that concerned me was the drainage ditch running from East Railroad Avenue through the neighborhood to where it crosses under Industrial Drive by the old Phillips 66 station. To me, the amount of growth in the ditch was not allowing the water to flow freely and backing it up which contributed to the flooding. I knew that the only way to come up with a viable solution was that I had to research the problem and find out what exactly we could and could not do to address the problems. I met with officials from Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation to learn what solutions were viable. It was an educational meeting to say the least. The first thing I found out was that we couldn’t just dig out the ditches because they weren’t, in fact, ditches at all. What

See MATTERS Continued on 11A weekends that pays. If you keep your business open — even on a small scale — there’s always a chance it will begin to grow again. Who knows? It might give you the opportunity to jump back into it full-time somewhere down the road! —Dave

Mortgage disability insurance? Dear Dave, If someone is following your plan, is it a good idea to get mortgage disability insurance during Baby Step 2? Craig Dear Craig, No, it is not. Mortgage disability insurance is a gimmick, and I would never recommend it to anyone. I think I know where you’re going with this. During Baby Step 1, I encourage people to save up and set aside a beginner emergency fund of $1,000. Baby Step 2 is where you start paying

See DAVE SAYS Continued on 7A

Our Town

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October 2018

Sandwich Board Monterey Senior Center

Check out the Monterey Senior Center this month! Every week the Monterey Senior Center hosts so many events, it’s impossible to have nothing to do. EXERCISE: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 9 a.m. BINGO: Thursdays 10 a.m. BRIDGE: Mondays and Thursdays at noon. WEDNESDAY SOCIALS: 10:30 a.m. with lunch starting around 11:15 a.m. Oct. 17- SHIP coordinator Tyler McCullah. Bring a covered dish. Oct. 24- Bon Worth Style Show. Bring a covered dish. Oct. 31- Halloween! Monterey Drugs owner Brad Vaughn on flu protection. Soup and cornbread $5. OTHER: Oct. 13- Senior Center Beans and Cornbread Fundraiser starting at 11 a.m. for $5. Oct. 12- Art class with oils until 4 p.m. Oct. 26- Art class with oils until 4 p.m. THURSDAY EXTRAS: Oct. 18- Bingo with Vicki Wilson, NHC Health/ Nutrition. Blood pressure and heart rate checks. NOTES: If schools are closed due to inclement weather, the Monterey Senior Center will also be closed. Monterey Senior Center is located at 105 N. Elmore, Monterey, TN. Contact the Senior Center by calling 839-8053. Membership is free for those 60 and over. Come and see what we are all about. Please stop by the center to see what new adventures have been added. Regular center hours are 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

Final Monterey Cruise-In Oct. 13

The final Monterey Cruise-In is set as part of the Standing Stone Day celebration on Saturday, Oct. 13 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Whittaker Park.

FCE Club meets fourth Monday

The Monterey Family and Consumer Education Club meets on the fourth Monday of the month at the Monterey Senior Center at 6:30 p.m.

Monterey Lions Club seek members

The Monterey Lions Club invites you to be an active part of the community, bring clear vision to area children and their families and support the Monterey Lions Club Disaster Response Team. The Lions Club meets the second and fourth Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. The Lions Club building is located on South Elm St. in Monterey. For more information about the Lions Club, events, civic projects, and membership, contact Mike Callahan at 839-2350.

Be a Monterey Disaster Response member The Monterey Lions Club Disaster Relief is a non-profit organization meeting the needs of those faced with natural disasters. The team needs donations of water, canned goods and money to make trips to and from disaster areas and also welcomes volunteers to help in relief missions. Contact Ken Hall at 239-3318 to help.

Monterey VFW Chaplain’s Corner study

Monterey Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6277 will begin a Veteran’s Bible Study on Tuesday, Aug. 2 at 6 p.m. The Bible Study is open to everyone and will be held every two weeks on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. led by VFW Chaplain Chip Pennington.

Monterey Hilltop Chorale practices

The Monterey Hilltop Chorale, directed by Frances Eldridge, meets on Mondays at 6 p.m. at the Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 124 N. Holly St., Monterey, TN, to rehearse for about and hour and provides many concert opportunities in Monterey and throughout the region. Feel free to join in and make a joyful noise with the Monterey Hilltop Chorale.

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Standing Stone Day Oct. 13

Standing Stone Day will be observed on Saturday, Oct. 13. The theme of the annual celebration this year is “Monterey’s 125th anniversary.” The flea market and craft show will begin at 8 a.m. and the parade down Commercial Ave. is set for 10 a.m. The excursion train is expected to arrive around noon to be followed by the ceremony at the Standing Stone Monument at about 12:30 p.m. Interested vendors must register and pay by Oct. 1 at the Monterey Depot Museum, 101 E. Depot St. Call 839-2111 for more information.

Monterey Hometown Project meets

The Monterey Hometown Project meets diretly following the Standing Stone Historical Society meeting 6 p.m. meeting on the fourth Tuesday of the month at the Depot. Monterey Hometown Project is a group organized under the Standing Stone Historical Society to raise funds to make improvements to the Town of Monterey. All are welcome!

Monterey Farmers Market open daily

The Monterey Farmers Market is open and ready for farm fresh produce. Register for free set-up at the Monterey Depot or call 839-2111. Yard Sale spaces are also available at the Monterey Farmers Market for $5 just outside the pavilion. Register for yard sale space at the Monterey Depot or call 839-2111.

Monterey Dinner Theater set for Nov. 3

Monterey Dinner Theater is back and will be presenting the “Built on Stone: The Early Years of Standing Stone, Tennessee” Dinner Theater in conjunction with Standing Stone Day on Nov. 3 at the Monterey Community Center telling stories in honor of Monterey’s 125th anniversary. The dinner will be catered by Grade A Catering. For more information and ticket prices, contact Monterey Depot at 839-2111.

Monterey Branch Library

Come visit with us at the Monterey Branch Library (MBL) this month and stay connected, stay well-read and stay active in the community. There is something for everyone at Monterey Branch Library whether it’s for family leisure time or homeschooling resources. Book Sale- Friends of the Monterey Library Book Sale on the first Saturday of the month from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The next Book Sale will be on Nov. 3. Hard-cover books are $1, paperback books are $0.50 cents. Children’s books are $0.25. Used book donations are accepted during normal library hours. Story Time Wednesdays at 11 a.m. Oct. 16- Quilt Club at 2 p.m. Oct. 23- DYI Project held all day For more information about the library’s events, contact MBL at 839-2103. Monterey Branch Library hours: Mon. and Fri. 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.; Tue.Thu. 10 a.m.- 6 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. The world belongs to those who read. ~Rick Holland

York Park to host Veterans Day Event

Join us at Alvin C. York State Historic Park, 2609 North York Hwy, Pall Mall, TN, to learn more about WWI and its impact. Visitors will be able to see WWI bi-planes, soldiers, weapons demonstrations and multiple programs which will demonstrate the reality of combat during WWI. We will also be marking the 100th anniversary of the end of hostilities during the war with special programs and guest speakers. Come help us remember and commemorate all of America’s veterans during this once in a lifetime opportunity! Stay tuned for more updates and schedules at or like their Facebook page at

Monterey Board meets on first Mondays

The Town of Monterey holds monthly board meetings open to the public every first Monday of the month at 7 p.m. at the Monterey Municiple Building. It is important for residents to see how the city is being managed and to take advantage of the opportunity use their voices. Everyone who has a vested interest in the town, its direction and prospects, as well as the necessity to understand city processes, programs and issues is encouraged to attend. The town hall meeting will have a signin sheet for those who wish to speak and give time for them to bring up important issues for discussion.

Monterey Girl Scout Troop 385

Monterey Girl Scouts Troop 385 meets on Thursdays at 6 p.m. at the Monterey United Methodist Church located at 124 N. Holly St.

Monterey Civitan Club to raise funds

The Monterey Civitan holds monthly meetings on the third Tuesday of the month at 6 p.m. at the Monterey Methodist Church fellowship hall. The club’s most recent civic undertaking is to raise money for Whittaker Park. The club has purchased playsets and is expecting to continue raising funds to purchase others to add to the playground equipment for area children to have a safe place to play. The club is also raising money for its annual scholarship. Anyone interested in joining the Monterey Civitan Club is welcomed and encouraged to come to the meetings. Anyone intersted in donating to the Whittaker Park playground fund or Civitan Scholarship Fund is most appreciated. Contact Charles Looper by calling 839-3509 or make a donation at any Monterey bank or the Monterey Depot.

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Calling Ombudsman Volunteers

Do you want to make a difference? Are you concerned about the needs of older people? Can you work with all types of people? Do you like to follow problems through to resolution? Be an Ombudsman Volunteer. Aging Services for the Upper Cumberland, Inc. is looking for people to volunteer as ombudsman, to be assigned to a specific long-term care facility, working to ensure that the resident’s rights are being protected. You will help residents with problems they are unable to resolve alone. Volunteer ombudsmen dedicate three (3) hours per week to this job. Ongoing training and support are provided. This could be the most challenging and rewarding volunteer opportunity you may ever have. For more information, please call Kim Fowler at (931) 432-4210.

Hilltop Chorale presents Veteran’s Day concert

Please join us as we honor our veterans. Under the direction of Frances Eldridge, the Monterey Hilltop Chorale will be performing a Veteran’s Day Concert on Nov. 12 at 6 p.m. at the Monterey United Methodist Church. The event is free and open to the public.

SCV active in community

Help preserve Southern Heritage and join in the Capt. Champ Ferguson-Standing Stone #2014 Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV). For more information, contact Jack Looper at 445-2050 or Rooster Barnes at 510-2211. God Save the South!

Garden Club meets second Tuesdays

Join the Monterey Garden Club. All are welcome! Please join us! The Monterey Garden Club meets at the Monterey Methodist Church Fellowship Hall every second Tuesday of the month at 10:30 a.m. The Garden Club welcomes new members and visitors to come listen to guest speakers and demonstrators, get tips and develop a successful green thumb. For more information, contact Lynn Connor by emailing or call 931-322-9399.

Monterey VFW meet first Thursdays

VFW Post 6277 meetings are the first Thursday of every month starting at 6 p.m. VFW Post 6277 is located at 101 South Poplar St., Monterey, TN, and is open to all veterans who have served in a war or conflict.

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4A Our Town Bennett joins MPD Hometown Project gains support

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Photo by Rebekah K. Bohannon Beeler

Monterey Mayor Bill Wiggins swears in new Monterey Police Department Officer Blake Bennett at the Monterey Board meeting on Monday, Oct. 8.

FVB food drive a success By Rebekah K. Bohannon Beeler Scribe publisher

First Volunteer Bank (FVB) in Monterey recently held their annual food drive. Bank-wide, their goal this year was 100,000 cans of food. They exceeded that goal, collecting 144,559 cans! Monterey collected $1,030 which works out to 4,944 cans in addition to their collection of 872 cans of food this year, bringing the Monterey branch total to 5,816. Hope In Christ Food Ministry received a check from the donations as well as the canned food items from the Monterey FVB Food Drive. As of Sept. 19, Hope In Christ Fellowship Food Ministry has provided food to 3,549 families, illustrating the need in the community. Monterey FVB Vice President Tonya Jackson said, “First Volunteer

Putnam County Board of Education plans to open sealed bids on Oct. 16 for the sale of Lot 1 of the Uffelman School property in Monterey. The board seeks to give final approval with a decision to approve a bid by Nov. 1 to sell on Nov. 2.

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Monterey Hometown Project has a new Friend in Doris Sampley with her donation of $125. Pictured are Monterey Hometown Project President Anita Lane and Friend donor ceived a VECustomer Share Grant for $500. Very soon, Monterey Hometown Project, with the help of VEC, will be Lighting Up the Loop for the winter holidays.

Be a Friend, Guardian or Saint to Monterey

Hometown Project by making your donation of $125, $1,250 or $12,500 respectively. Donations are welcomed at the Monterey Depot Museum.

Lions Club to hold Turkey Shoots Photo submitted

Jim McCracken receives the donation check and canned food items collected at Monterey First Volunteer Bank annual food drive from branch

Vice President Tonya Jackson to benefit Hope In Christ Fellowship Food Ministry. Bank takes pride in serving the communities we are in. Collecting food to help feed those who do not have enough is personal to me. I once was a single mom supporting three kids on $12,000 a year. God provided for me and I try hard to pay that forward through our food drive.”

Monetary donations help the ministry take advantage of discounts when purchasing canned food items and $1 provides 4.8 cans of food. FVB collects food and money all year long to help and is already gearing up to beat the goal set for 2019.

BOE to approve Uffelman bid Photo by Rebekah K. Bohannon Beeler

Doris Sampley. Sampley joins project supporters, such as: Saint Standing Stone Historical Society, $1,250; Friend Standing Stone Scribe, $125; Saint Linda Sue Walker Estate, $1,250; Friend Barbara’s Hair Salon, $510; Friend Randy and Melanie Porter, $125; Friend Monterey Garden Club, $125; Friend Wanda Balsley, $125; Friend Sen. Paul E. Bailey, $125; Friend Larry M. Vaden, $125; Guardian Angel Bank of Putnam County, $12,500; Friend Monterey Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6277, $200; Friend Charles “Pokey” Looper, $125; Friend Vickie Ridgell in memory of her father Carl Selby, $125; Saint Cumberland Container, $1,250; Friend Monterey Methodist Church, $150; Friend Larry Wiley, $125; Friend Lane & Lane CPA’s, $125. Monterey Hometown Project has also re-

October 2018

The Monterey Lions Club will hold Turkey Shoots at 10 a.m. on the following dates: Oct. 20, Nov. 3, Nov. 17, Dec. 1, Dec. 15, Dec. 29, Jan. 12 and Jan. 26. Come join the Monterey Lions Club for a good time and win nice cuts of meat. The Turkey Shoots are held on Hwy. 70, west of exit 300. Follow the signs. For additional information, call 267-2647.

Immediate openings available! Interested? Please visit us at our Cookeville location, 821 W. Jackson St., across from the new Fiesta Cancun.

Call us now at 931-520-7516

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Monterey Junior High Queen's Court


October 2018

Photos by Rebekah K. Bohannon Beeler

The Monterey Junior High Homecoming Queen Allie Benjamin and her court take the field on Sept. 20. The crown, sash and flowers are presented by 8th grade cheerleaders Yoana Casas, Apolonia Hernandez and Eva Tisdale.

J.W. Holloway escorts Dixie Elrod.

Hudson Thompson escorts Shea Harris.

Luke McCormick escorts Jaden Lane.

Brayden Coe escorts Kairen Phillips.

Michael Allred escorts Madison Bowman.

Colton Walker escorts Paradise Copeland.

Matthew Montgomery escorts Brittany Romines.

James Goddard escorts Abigail Troyer.

Standing Stone contest winners announced By Rebekah K. Bohannon Beeler Scribe publisher

The Monterey Standing Stone Historical Society (SSHS) invited Kindergarten through grade 12 homeschool and public students zoned for Burks Elementary, Monterey High School, Wilson Elementary and Rickman Elementary to compete in the Annual Standing Stone Essay and Art Contest. Standing Stone Scribe newspaper is a proud sponsor of the Standing Stone Essay and Art Contest. While there were no entries in the essay portion of the contest, the art entries abounded and were incredibly creative. This year’s contest theme was “Monterey’s 125th anniversary,” coinciding with the Standing Stone Day celebration theme and is set for Saturday, Oct. 13. Standing Stone Scribe and SSHS is proud to present the following winners in the annual Standing Stone Essay and Art Contest 2018: High School • First place- Hannah Belk

See CONTEST Continued on 6A

High School First place- Hannah Belk

Middle School First place- Gracie Walker

Elementary First place- Devlyn Kopp


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• CONTEST Continued from 5A • Second place- Trevor Way • Honorable mentionHayden Hunter Middle School • First place- Gracie Walker • Second place- Daisy Pelico • Honorable mentionTamy Cuxolic Elementary School • First place- Devlyn Kopp • Second place- Allyson Jones • Honorable mentionJoshua Johnson First, second and honorable mention place winners receive publication in Standing Stone Scribe newspaper and the 2018 Standing Stone Magazine, as well as a ride in the Standing Stone Day Parade on

Photo by Rebekah K. Bohannon Beeler

Monterey Senior Center members Saundra Gilmore, Ann Watson, Linda Zuchowski, Wanda Williams, and Charles Looper judged the students’ artwork based on overall depth, inspiration, perception and composition. Oct. 13. First and second place winners will also be presented with a prize pack from Stand-

ing Stone Scribe and awarded a cash prize from SSHS at the Standing Stone Day opening

ceremony. in each of the categories for elementary, middle and high school levels.

Standing Stone Scribe and SSHS extends a special thank you to Monterey Senior Center

whose members judged the contest and very special congratulations to these students!

High School Second Place Trevor Way Middle School Second Place Daisy Pelico

Elementary Second Place Allyson Jones

High School Honorable Mention Hayden Hunter Elementary Honorable MentionJosh Johnson

Help MHS students collect for OCC Monterey High School (MHS) students and staff with Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) members are continuing their supply drive to collect toward their goal for Operation Christmas Child campaign for Christmas 2018. They will be collecting items until Nov. 10. Last year the MHS FBLA students exceeded their goal of 200 boxes with a total of 261. This Christmas, the MHS FBLA has set their goal at 300. Under the direction of FBLA sponsor and longtime MHS teacher Penny Riddle, the entire student body, faculty, staff and residents have been encouraged to buy

specified items each month to help fill boxes for these underprivileged children around the world. “If we all work together starting now, I am sure we will reach our goal,” said Riddle. “Thank you again to everyone for helping us be a blessing to hundreds of children across the world.” Donations may be dropped off to the MHS front office or sent to the care of Riddle or Mrs. Goodwin. Anyone willing to purchase these items toward the MHS and FBLA’s project may drop off items to MHS’ front office or send them to school with a student. Anyone that has questions may email Penny

Riddle at MHS FBLA hopes that the community will participate with them each month to see that their effort toward Operation Christmas Child is a success. MHS FBLA item list by month: October • Reusable plastic cups/ water bottles/ plates/ bowls • Coloring books/ crayons • Notebooks/pens/pencils • Stickers November • Toys- including finger puppets, slinky, Etch a Sketch, play cars, boats, trucks, plastic tools, plastic dinosaurs, small dolls.

Middle School Honorable Mention Tamy Cuxulic

Cinderella Ball Sponsored by the JR. Pro Cheerleaders

October 20, 2018 5– 7 p.m. at Monterey Farmer’s Market

Light refreshments will be served! Pre-sale tickets are $5. Tickets at the door $7. Tickets can be bought at school, at Monterey Branch Library or the Monterey Historic Depot. Carriage Rides can be purchased for $1 at the ball.

Highland Sports

Overton County inducts 4-H All Stars

Congratulations to Alexandra Hammock, Madison Bowman, Logan Cantrell, Brian Bull, and Tucker Mountain on becoming 4-H All Stars members. Previously, there were only two All Star Members in Overton County, Richmond Boone and Gretchen Mullinix. These 4-H members joined the ranks of several elite 4-H members across this weekend when attending 4-H All Star Conference. All Stars is an award given to high school 4-H members after becoming an Honor Club Member. 4-H members with a great sense of pride and leadership in their community earn this status after a lengthy application process. 4-H


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October 2018

SCV hosts shooting matches The Champ FergusonStanding Stone Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV) Post 2014 will be hosting their annual Shooting Matches every other Saturday (weather permitting) through Nov. 24. The matches began Sept. 1.

Remaining match dates are: Oct. 13, Oct. 27, Nov. 10 and Nov. 24. SCV Shooting Matches are located 2.2 miles west of exit 300 on the left before Parker Rd. bridge. Watch for signs and Confederate Battle Flags. A 12-gauge shotgun with a 680 choke

and either scopes or open sights is acceptable for the match. Absolutely no alcoholic beverages or drugs of any kind will be tolerated. For more information, contact Jack Looper at 445-2050 or Rooster Barnes at 510-2211. God save the South!

MHS Alumni called to action Photo submitted

Logan Cantrell, Alexandra Hammock, Tucker Mountain, Madison Bowman and Brian Bull are inducted Overton County 4-H Club All Stars. service work must be kids for their dedication a top priority for these to 4-H, and for passing 4-H members. Overton on the love of 4-H to fuCounty UT Extension ture generations. Way to would like to thank these go 4-H’ers!

Saddle up for the Hanging Limb Horse Show Oct. 13

Hanging Limb Horse Show set for Oct. 13 to benefit Wilson Elementary School 8th grade class. The show will be held at the Hanging Limb Horse Ring beginning at 6 p.m. Come out and enjoy a cool fall night with the

Hanging Limb Horse Show. There will be great food, hot coffee, burgers, hot dogs and homemade chili. Please help us support our kids. For more information contact Jesse Bowman at 319-1227 or 445-3922.

Come out! Come out, wherever you are! Join the hauntingly good fun at Haunted Hayride at Holpp’s Lake Oct. 25-27 to benefit MHS Project Graduation 2019. Haunted Hayride will be open Thursday, Oct. 25, from 7-10 p.m., and 7 p.m.-midnight on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 26-27. All proceeds will go toward Project Graduation 2019 for Monterey High seniors to have a safe alternative to celebrate after graduation.

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Woodcliff Baptist Church kicks off fall with annual Chili Cook Off

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Woodcliff Baptist Church held their annual Chili Cook Off and hay hide on Sept. 8. The winner for Best chili was Elisha Cox and runner-up went to Chester Combs. Contest judges were Karen Cannon, Mike Black and (not pictured) Jason Denton. It was a fun time for everyone.

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Monterey Wesleyan Church to hold fall events

Monterey Wesleyan Church will hold their Old Fashioned Day Homecoming with Royal City to sing and Dr. Marlin Hotle to preach on Oct. 14. There will be no Sunday School and the service will begin at 10:30 a.m. A dinner will follow the service at the Monterey Senior Center. Wear your old fashioned clothes and come for some old fashioned good time! Royal City will perform an evening concert at 6 p.m. Everyone is welcome! The 2nd annual Hallelujah Fun Fest will be held from 4-7 p.m. on Oct. 27. There will be a trunkor-treat, free food, games, face painting and free fun for kids. Monterey Wesleyan Church is located at 330 East New Ave. in Monterey. For more information, please call Pastor Ted Stepp at 931322-9700 or visit www.montereywesleyanchurch. com and like their Facebook page.

HICF Community Meal set for Nov. 17 Hope in Christ Fellowship (HICF) will host their next Community Meal on Saturday, Nov. 17, from noon to 1:30 p.m. To celebrate the Thanksgiving Holiday, they will be serving turkey and stuffing with all the fixin’s. As usual, there is no cost to attend. This will be a great opportunity to share our gratitude for what Christ has done for us as we celebrate this important American holiday.

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Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6277 hosts Gospel on the Green concert event on the post grounds in which about 60 people came to enjoy. It was so well received, the VFW plans to hold more Gospel on the Green events in the future. Bag lunches were also available and the profits were designated to buy flags for Commercial Street.

Church Directory Bible Holiness Church 144 Dripping Springs Rd. 839-6268 Columbia Hill Baptist 1226 Columbia Hill Rd. 445-3066 Church of God in Christ 2704 Muddy Pond Rd. 445-7782

Monterey Apostolic Church 1109 Buckner Rd. 839-8416 Monterey Church of Christ 308 W. Crawford Ave. 839-2660 Monterey Community Church 301 E. Commercial Ave. 839-2119

Pilgrim Christian Fellowship 3068 Muddy Pond Rd. 445-7160 Primera Iglesia Evangel Jesus Baptist Church 200 S Chestnut St. 839-3399 Sand Springs Baptist 9388 Sand Springs Church Rd. 839-3131

Monterey First Assembly of God 1050 N. Chestnut St. 839-8103

Second Freewill Baptist Church of Monterey 855 E. Commercial Ave. 839-3752

Monterey Freewill Baptist 311 S. Elm St. 839-3433

Shady Grove Freewill Baptist 2175 Stamps-Shady Grove Rd. Standing Stone Baptist Church 914 N. Holly St. 839-6285

Hanging Limb Baptist 1421 Hanging Limb Hwy. 445-3283

Monterey First Church of the Nazarene 110 N. Poplar St. 839-2609 Monterey Wesleyan Church 300 E. New Ave. 584-0133

Hope in Christ Fellowship 315 E. Peter Ave. 584-0214

Monterey United Methodist Church 124 N. Holly St. 839-2597

Mill Creek Baptist 5221 Mill Creek School Rd. 520-7801

Monterey Worship Center 120 E. Commercial Ave. 839-2702

Familia Dios 119 W. Commercial Ave. 839-7011 First Baptist Church of Monterey 106 N. Chestnut St. 839-2971 Full Gospel Assembly 9396 Monterey Hwy. 839-6411

Mineral Springs First Baptist Church 4038 Hanging Limb Hwy.839-3538

Standing Stone Church of Christ 385 N. Elmore St. Victory Christian Center 125 S. Oak St. 839-6068 Vine Ridge Baptist 602 Vine Ridge Rd. 445-3414 Woodcliff Baptist Church 13100 Woodcliff Rd. 839-8465

Muddy Pond Independent Baptist Church 3449 Muddy Pond Rd. 445-2140

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Need clothes? We can help! We provide free clothing to anyone in need. Titus House is located at 306 W. Crawford Ave. in Monterey. We are open the second Saturday of each month with the exception of September and October when we are open the third Saturday. We are open from 9 a.m. to noon. Your donations are very much appreciated, but due to a limited amount of space for indoor storage, we are asking that you only donate the first two weeks of October (Oct. 1-13) and the first two weeks of April (April 1-13). During these dates only you may leave your donations under the carport at the end of the Titus House driveway. If you have questions regarding Titus House services, you may call Monterey Church of Christ at 839-2660 or 252-7676.



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By Paula Tudor Scribe columnist

As difficult as it might be to believe, fall is well underway. Along with that comes a flurry of new shows across the television landscape. Many shows have already premiered, and as is usually the case, there are several reboots and copycats of previously successful shows on competing networks. To say there has not really been an original idea on television in a very long time is quite the understatement. Therefore, with the success of NBC’s “This is Us,” it

should come as no surprise that other networks are creating similar shows. If you read my review of “This is Us” when it premiered in 2016, you might recall that I was not, and unfortunately am still not, a fan of this particular show. However, it would certainly seem that I am in the minority because “This is Us,” which just began its third season, still brings in big ratings for NBC. ABC is now hoping to capitalize on the success of this show with their own version called “A Million Little Things.” Given my feelings on “This is Us,” you might be surprised to find that I even tuned in to watch “A Million Little Things” when it premiered on Sept. 27. Unlike “This is Us,” however, the trailer for “A Million Little Things” actually grabbed

A Little Like “This is Us” my attention. It did what trailers are supposed to do by making audiences want to know more about the characters and their lives. It is obvious though that ABC is trying to reach the “This is Us” audience with “A Million Little Things.” Both shows have similar storytelling styles and both use the single-camera documentary style of filming. Like “This is Us,” “A Million Little Things” gives us a peek inside

the lives of individuals who happen to be connected to one another. The main characters are all connected by this one friend, Jonathan (Ron Livingston), who commits suicide during the first few minutes of the pilot. As the show unfolds we see how his suicide impacts the lives of his friends and family in both obvious ways and ways you would not necessarily expect. We also get to know Jonathan through a series of flash-

‘Sweeney Todd’ tastes like success By Rebekah K. Bohannon Beeler Scribe publisher

The steam punk costumes, the delectable sinister set design and the incredible cast to be able to pull of the complexity of “Sweeney Todd: Demon Barber of Fleet Street” was a welcome start to an excellent “Fright-tober!” John Ross is loveable as Sweeney Todd despite his manic disposition and, well, his inherent need to go for the jugular. My lady malady was the talented Weslie Webster as Mrs. Lovett who was stark-ravingly honest about everythingexcept when it would get in the way of what she wanted. You watch and embrace these characters in hilarity and horror, candor and cannibalism. Harli Cooper was en-

dearing as Johanna and you pray for her safety and a happy ending. Brett Mutter as The Beadle was a source of comedic relief with the distinct

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occupation of escalating the horrific events that circled overhead as the Britt Hancock entranced the audience as the evil Judge Turpin and his

nonexistent moral code who had abused such power that it began and ended the story. Ross Griffin won me over as sweet Tobais Ragg who comes so close to finding “home” it was painful to hope he’d found it. Lauren Marshall as the Beggar Woman made the mad world come to life. She was funny and heartbreaking at the same time. The music, filled with excruciatingly complex dissonance and discord made for an intense storytelling. “Sweeney Todd” has all the ingredients (pun intended) of the original slasher for an excellent horror story from injustice to murder, extremes and asylums and secrets. Guest columnist Zeke Bohannon wrote: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, it’s a good

backs and footage taken by various people in his life. It is likely that as the show continues we will get to know even more about Jonathan. Despite his character’s suicide, Livingston is not going anywhere. Jonathan will undoubtedly continue to be an ever present part in this series. “A Million Little Things” is far from perfect and I have to imagine that at some point it will no longer make sense to have Jonathan be such a prominent force in these characters’ lives. Despite that, it would seem that this show offers much of the substance and authenticity that I believe is lacking from “This is Us.” I feel like I am actually watching a story unfold, rather than being given a series of plot points designed to manufacture some sort of emotion. The best thing about “A

Million Little Things” is that if you are a fan of “This is Us,” you will most likely enjoy this show. And if, like me and not a fan of “This is Us,” you will probably still enjoy it. “A Million Little Things” airs Wednesday nights on ABC at 10|9c. “This is Us” airs Tuesday nights on NBC at 9|8c. • • • Paula Tudor graduated cum laude from Tennessee Technological University with a B.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies emphasizing English and Communication. She is a freelance writer and a distinguished blogger/ online correspondent, with more than three thousand followers on twitter. The bulk of her work can be found at and at

Halloween play. It is also I call a com-tragedy. Above all, the show was dark. The funniest moment (probably) is when meat pie baker Mrs. Lovett and Demon Barber Sweeney Todd sing funny songs about cannibalism. (If only they those songs in the “Hannibal” movies.) The darkest moment is when Tobias Ragg finds a hidden pile of bodies. He became so terrified that he was mentally broken. I felt bad for the guy. Anyway, enough about me, watch the show before Oct. 26 is up. Guest columnist Zolah Beeler wrote: On Oct. 6, I saw “Sweeney Todd” at Cumberland County Playhouse. I thought the show was outstanding! I loved the action and humor in it. My favorite character was Pirelli (Daniel Black). He was

very funny. The storyline was very interesting. I was so curious as the show went on. I loved the suspense of it. It was dark in a way but it was very enjoyable. I loved the songs, too. The cast harmonized very well. My favorite song was “A Little Priest.” Guest columnist Zuranda Beeler wrote: My favorite character in “Sweeney Todd” was the beggar woman (Lauren Marshall) because she was funny and crazy. My favorite scene was the final scene. The reason I liked “Sweeney Todd” is because there was lots of singing and great actors and actresses. I loved “Sweeney Todd!” See “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” is rated PG13 and plays through Oct. 26. For ticket information, call the box office at 484-5000.

CCP’s ‘The Old Man and The Old Moon’ comes full circle By Rebekah K. Bohannon Beeler Scribe publisher

The story of “The Old Man and The Old Moon” is as old as the Blarney stone from which it was writ. In Cumberland County Playhouse’s production of “The Old Man and The Old Moon,” Director John Fionte has brought a primitive style back to the theater, rich with old world Irish charm, humor and incredible creativity. “It’s ultimately about the joy of telling stories,” said Fionte. We’ve all known the story of “The Old Man and the Old Moon” since birth. We’ve all dreamed the story at one time or other. As we grew up, we also outgrew our childhood memory of the story. But, its faint memory lingers in the back of our minds and is as close as our next breath. “The Old Man and the Old Moon” is as familiar to us as home, yet the wave of its memory is suspended

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Oh, Captain, my captain! Beware the red bouncy ball cannon fire! on a distant shore in our minds. “The Old Man and the Old Moon” speaks to us from the stage of dejá vú. We might have forgotten what a powerful force imagination can be. Fionte and the cast, however, did not. “…This story don’t have a start nor an end…” The premise of the story lends itself back to the time when The Old Moon was always full. It was always full because it was The Old Man’s job

to see that the moon was filled to the brim every single day, for The Old Moon had a leak and would lose light if he didn’t. The Old Man had worked to keep The Old Moon full for so long he couldn’t even remember how he’d begun. The Old Man’s wife, The Old Woman, heard an old tune that struck a memory and she followed it. The Old Man went after The Old Woman. However, he could not look for his wife as well as look after The Old Moon, who

had become like a second wife to The Old Man and for whom he cared deeply. Adventure and hilarity inevitably ensue as The Old Man boards a ship to sail to the ends of the world after The Old Woman while The Old Moon’s fate hangs on the horizon. The story of The Old Man and the Old Moon waxes and wanes just as the moon cycles and starts over again. “…Memory, that’s the most powerful thing…” This is more than true as Fionte creates a world within “The Old Man and The Old Moon” that is both as real and imagined as you are or me. The props and puppets are a true delight created with the fervor of childlike ingenuity and made with found objects. Lucy the dog is a sock puppet was made out of a plastic glue bottle and lots of yarn. There are fish made of cola bottles, straws, tongue depressors, bottle caps and plastic cups. One puppet is a little boy named Mickey who is

worn by player Hanna Hayes. Then, there are the glorious shadow puppets, silhouetted against white sheets for the ultimate shadow puppet show. The shadow puppets depict The Old Man’s thoughts, his travels and the dangers they face on the perilous sea. The ship the sailors boarded is also figurative and made up of the players themselves. Blue silken fabric is rippled along the floor symbolizing the waters upon which they sail. A cane stick sword fight and red bouncy ball cannon fire unfurl this imagination play into the next level. Each player, each prop, each puppet and each scene unfolds like a kaleidoscope into the next. “There’s not a lot of realism,” Fionte noted. But, it’s real enough when you can recapture the imagination of your childhood, just as Fionte has managed to do with this production. Then, of course, there

is the music. The seven incredibly talented cast members adapt from scene to scene, morphing into different characters as they alternate striking up the ukulele, bass guitar, acoustic guitars, banjo, accordion and drums to the heavy Irish reel of their Old World tunes. The production is an impression. It is implied, like an artist shading and shadowing until an image emerges from the negative space. As the kaleidoscope wheel turns, all of the audience’s questions will be answered when the story comes full circle, as a moon. “Time means nothing in a story like this,” Fionte said. “It’s kind of amazing.” “The Old Man and The Old Moon” is an inspired, ingenious masterpiece that awakens memories and whisks you away to the Old Land. “The Old Man and the Old Moon” plays through Nov. 10. For ticket information, call the Playhouse box office at 484–5000.

Our Town

• DEBT Continued from 2A off all your debts, except for your home, using the debt snowball system. A thousand dollars may not seem like a lot in savings during that time, but in the beginning it’s an attainable amount to save. Plus, it’s more than a lot of people have when they make the decision to get out of debt and gain control of their finances.

• MATTERS Continued from 2A we were faced with has even greater restrictions because what we have is an actual creek called Stamps Hollow Creek. There are great restrictions placed on what we can do with creeks. We can’t dig it out without great expense and many permits. We also can’t disturb the actual creek bed itself. What we can do is remove all the invasive plants, weeds, bushes and trees to open the creek to allow more storm water runoff. The second area we addressed was the drainage through the Jones’ property. The size and design of the drainage culverts doesn’t allow proper flow of the water during heavy rain events. We must find a solution to fix these problems and that is something that is currently being addressed. I met with representatives from Nashville and Eastern Railroad Company to address the culverts under the railroad bed. What we found in inspecting these drains is that there are three drains. One is an old collapsed drain that was replaced by the two existing drains. Upon further inspection, both remaining drains are free and clear and allow water to flow through freely. The authorities did recommend that, if needed, they will remove the drains and open the inactive railroad bed into a ditch at no STATEPOINT CROSSWORD THEME: CIVICS LESSON ACROSS 1. Leprosy colony inhabitant 6. Pendulum’s path 9. Vegan’s protein choice 13. Friend from Mexico 14. H in HMS 15. Challenges 16. Pocket bread, pl. 17. “____ to Joy” 18. Subside 19. *____ election for choosing a party representative 21. *Alternative to electoral 23. Am is to I as ____ is to we 24. At the summit 25. ____-been 28. *One is a quarter of a Presidential term 30. Serfs of ancient Sparta 35. Lode deposits 37. Fireplace conduit 39. Stitch again 40. It’s hard to resist 41. Relating to certain Hindu philosophy 43. #33 Down, alt. sp. 44. Somer____

Then, after finishing Baby Step 2 you move directly in Baby Step 3 — fullyfunding your emergency fund with three to six months of expenses. What I would recommend is having long-term disability insurance in place. It’s fairly inexpensive, especially if you get it through your employer. —Dave

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Fix it, or buy another?

Dear Dave, I’m driving a 12-year-old car with 210,000 miles on it. The car needs close to $2,000 in repairs, and it’s worth $5,000. I have $40,000 in cash saved, $40,000 in investments, and I make $80,000 a year. I also have $15,000 in student loan debt, but the only other thing I owe on is my house. Should I pay to repair the car, or buy something else in the

cost to the city. That is an option if it is deemed necessary to further alleviate the problem. The other issue is finding the obstruction in the culvert by the police station. We tried using the city owned camera used to inspect the sewer pipes and it just wasn’t big enough or strong enough to properly go the length of the culvert. We are researching now another solution to this, whether it’s hiring a private contractor or seeing if a larger city like Cookeville has the proper camera equipment and could video the culvert to find the problem. The only option is for this to be fixed is by finding the problem and addressing it until it is. I told the board that I didn’t care if it was on city property or private property, but we had to fix it for the greater good of the community. I presented all of this to the board in a Plan of Actions and Milestones. It was unanimously passed that we would take the actions needed to correct and fix the problems that would reduce the flooding at Whittaker Park and the properties affected by the flooding downstream. Hopefully in the coming days and weeks, we will see the fruit of these labors come to fruition in a viable solution to the flooding issue. As for updating some other issues I’ve raised at the last few meetings, I questioned why we have two stop signs on Cross-

ville Street by Burks Elementary School yearround instead of flashing red lights that could be activated along with the flashing yellow lights during school hours. I understand the reasoning for the stop signs and am fully in support of stopping the traffic for the kids during school hours. Now it’s being recommended a study be performed for proper signaling on Crossville Street. Last month, I discussed the issue of needing a better and safer way for kids to travel around Burks and Monterey High School be it sidewalks or other solutions. A study is now going to be performed to address this problem as well as funding options for a permanent solution to be put in place. It was brought to the board about extending the Rails and Trails beyond the Farmer’s Market towards Woodcliff Road. We received a grant to pay for a 450-foot extension, with no cost coming from the city. It was also recommended for the city to pay approximately $20,000 for another 450foot extension that I was totally against. I believe what I said was “There’s plenty of other things in the city we could spend $20,000 on instead of a trail that most of the citizens of Monterey thinks is stupid and couldn’t care less about.” Needless to say, the second extension was not approved and will be addressed in

46. EU money 47. “As ____ on TV” 48. Eye cover 50. What libraries do 52. Not decaf. 53. Kind of cola 55. Deborah, to friends 57. One who destroys 61. *Group of 538 electors 65. A variety show 66. ____ Baba 68. Dog-____ pages 69. Weather advisory, e.g. 70. Giant pot 71. “Give me your ____, your poor...” 72. Cremation pile 73. Lamb’s momma 74. Glorify

hair pomade 20. Full of corals 22. Expression of amazement 24. Salad green 25. *Lower chamber of Congress 26. Orderly arrangement 27. Smooth transition 29. Soothing plant gel 31. Classic game show “____ Make a Deal” 32. Willow twig 33. Conical dwelling 34. *____ state 36. Unload 38. Michael Collins’ country 42. Owned apartment 45. *Party’s list of candidates 49. Buck’s mate 51. “Get rid of” button 54. Desire something 56. Inflammatory swelling 57. Sandwich alternative 58. Bank on 59. At any time 60. “Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me” band, The ____ 61. Give a traffic ticket 62. Makes mistakes 63. STEM enthusiast? 64. Whirlpool 67. *Rule of ____

DOWN 1. Nordic native 2. ____ of Qatar, or Prince of Qatar 3. Rigatoni relative 4. Old World lizard 5. Prayer beads 6. Call to matey 7. *As opposed to blue 8. Moved like ivy 9. Not to be mentioned 10. *Like the citizenship Oath of Allegiance 11. Cheese on Peloponnese 12. One on drugs 15. ____ Dan, olden-day

$15,000 price range? Brett

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Dear Brett, Let’s see, if you wrote a $15,000 check for a newer car and wrote a $15,000 check for the student loans, it would leave you with $10,000. I wouldn’t buy a $15,000 car in your situation. I’d buy a $10,000 car. You could probably sell the old one for around $3,000 if it needs repairs, combine

that with your money and get a $13,000 car. Then, you could write a check and pay off the student loan debt. With no car payment, no student loan payment,and a good car, you can really lean into your budget and saving money. You’d have no debt except your home, and you could rebuild your savings in a hurry. You’d be in really good financial shape in about six months. Plus,

you’d have $15,000 in the bank in the meantime! —Dave • • •

Dave Ramsey is CEO of Ramsey Solutions. He has authored seven best-selling books, including The Total Money Makeover. The Dave Ramsey Show is heard by more than 14 million listeners each week on 600 radio stations and multiple digital platforms. Follow Dave on the web at and on Twitter at @DaveRamsey.

the future when it will not cost the city anything. I didn’t accomplish everything I wanted to at the last meeting, but I am very pleased that we have actions being taken to address the flooding and the problems with the safety of the children walking around our schools. I know that I am ambitious. I want nothing more than to see Monterey grow and to use taxpayer dollars

where it is needed instead of projects the citizens do not support. I want to thank everyone for their positive thoughts and encouraging words. I also want to thank Putnam County Commissioner Theresa Tayes and County Executive Randy Porter for their assistance in contacting the necessary people to address the flooding issue. As always, I’m here not

only for the citizens of Ward 2, but for all the citizens and residents of Monterey. Feel free to contact me with any questions, concerns or comments. I’m here to serve all of you. Contact me via email at reels. or text or call at (904) 535-5467. Thanks for allowing me to serve you and trusting in me to make Monterey Matter.


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