Three Rivers News, 2002-01-22

Grade 5, Brownville Elem.
     Boy Scout Troop 112 is doing a program called Rent-a-Scout. You call one of these scouts: Adam @ 965-8173, Elias @ 965-8812, James @ 965-8675, Luke @ 965-7821, Kyle @965-8634, Andrew @ 965-8675, As @ 965-8622, Kendal @ 965-7821, Billy @ 965-8696 and they will do work around the house. Then you just make a donation to the Scouts.
     We will also be having a winter camp out in an igloo that we will make. We will have it at the scout master_s house. We will be having a spring camporee. We are expecting to have about 300 other scouts. The scouts will do an obstacle course. There will be night

Grade 5 Brownville Elem.
     On Monday after school, a few 2nd and 3rd graders go to Cub Scouts. They do fun activities. The Scouts made awesome birdhouses and filled them with birdseed. In December, The Kala (leader), Stacy Slagle, Greta, Lori and Lynette took the scouts caroling at Quarry Pines. They passed out gifts the scouts made. Afterwards, they were rewarded with hot cocoa.

Brownville Elem. Grade 5
     Brownville Elementary was built in 1987. It sits on a beautiful spot, nestled among the sparkling trees. There are many wonderful people at our school. There are also about 100 marvelous kids at Brownville Elementary School. Our mascot is known as the Brownville Bear.

Milo Water District
62 Main Street
Milo, ME. 04463
(207) 943-2501

The Milo Water District will be conducting an income survey over the next few months. We would appreciate your cooperation in this matter so we can utilize maximum grant funds for future projects. If you have any questions, feel free to call the office.


     Plans are well under way for the 4th annual Brownville Father/Daughter Dance. The gala will be held on February 9th at the Brownville Gym from 6-8pm. Joi Stevens will be taking pictures, and Paul Dupuis of P-J-D Productions will be the D.J. for the evening. All area schools with grades K-6 have received the advanced papers for the dance, but if anyone needs one, please call Tricia Stanhope at 943-2122. Tickets are $15.00 per couple and an additional $5.00 for each daughter dad/uncle/grandfather or brother. Punch and paper products will be provided. If you wish to bring a finger food item, that would be fine. If you have any questions, please give me a call at 943-2122 during the day or 965-8122 at night.

     What a great job you do on the town roads! The snowstorms last Sunday and last Tuesday nights left quite a mess, but anyone venturing out at 7:00 am found easy going on town streets, with much of the snow already hauled off. Two thumbs up for your caring and your hard work! We very much appreciate your great community spirit!

     There will be an Art Show at Foxcroft Academy in the Student Art Center on Friday, Jan. 25, 2002, at 7:00 p.m.. This is sponsored by the District 1 of the Maine Federation of Women's Clubs, which is made up of five clubs in the area. The Cosmopolitan Club and Miosac Clubs of Dover-Foxcroft, the Ayuda Club of Milo, the Pomola Club in Sherman Station and the Patten Woman's Club of Patten.
     Artwork from High School students from the area schools represented by the various clubs will be on display and will be judged by local judges. The four "Best of Show" will be sent on to the State Contest at MFWC and will be in contention for a monetary prize if chosen a winner at the state level. Ribbons will be awarded at Dover-Foxcroft to the various student artwork on display.
     The public is cordially invited to attend to view the accomplishments of the students, and refreshments will follow the presentation of ribbons. Please come and show your support of these students.
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     A concert in Harmony will feature a band with a Milo connection. The Smith Brothers, a bluegrass group from Industry (near Farmington), is comprised mainly of Smiths. Jim Smith, the banjoist, is the son-in-law of Nancy and Walter ”Eddie” Oakes. Jim is married to the former Janet Oakes. Janet’s and Jim’s two sons, Jay and Shane, are also in the band. The fourth member is Austin Marden.
     Jay Smith, who is 12 years old, plays the fiddle, and his brother Shane, who is 10, plays the guitar and sings. Austin Marden keeps the beat with his bass guitar.
     The Smith Brothers have played together at many prestigious bluegrass functions including The East Benton Fiddler’s Convention (Fiddlefest), the 2001 Pioneer Show (as the featured band, The Young Pioneers), and at Gram’s and Gramp’s camp at Schoodic Lake on Thanksgiving. What started out as a family celebration, turned into a lively jam session! Elise and Kevin Sproul, of the popular “Chairback Gap”, were there for the evening, along with their son Asa. The Miller family joined them, and Brad Miller added to the musical session with his fine singing and guitar playing. When the Smith boys were added into the mix,the music was non-stop and wonderful. I’ll bet even the turkey was doing the two-step!
     The Smith Brothers will be performing at the Harmony School on Saturday, January 26 at 7:00pm. The concert, which will benefit the Harmony Booster Club, will also feature Evergreen. Admission is $5.00 for adults, $2.00 for students and there is a family rate of $10.00.

When the Town Hall Project is completed, I hope the Smith Brothers will make plans to come up to Milo and perform.

Did you know it was against the law?

     These are some Maine laws that are rarely used or are not commonly known by the general public. The title and section numbers are listed along with a brief explanation of the law. You can access these laws on the Internet at then go to” The Maine Law. “

Motor Vehicle Laws:

1. 29-A s.s. 1922 Displaying illuminated advertising on a vehicle. This law is designed to keep businesses from having advertisements lit on delivery vehicles. The scheduled fine amount for this violation is $67.00

2. 29-A s.s. 1921 T.V. visible to operator. This law is designed to keep driver’s attention on the road. A television screen cannot be visible to the driver while operating a vehicle. Would you want someone watching his or her favorite show while going down the road? The scheduled fine amount for this violation is $67.00

3. 29-A s.s. 1923 Reading while operating a motor vehicle. This law is similar to the television law. We want operators of vehicles paying attention to the road, not checking out the centerfold of the new magazine that arrived. The scheduled fine amount for this violation is $67.00

4. 29-A s.s. 458-3 Operating a Stock Car on public way. A stock racecar may not be operated under its own power on a public way. This law is designed so some of our racing enthusiasts won’t decide to drive their racecar to the local gas station to fuel it up.
The scheduled fine amount for this violation is $67.00.

5. 29-A s.s. 2062-1D Passenger failing to ride on motorcycle seat. This law is designed to make sure only two people ride correctly on a motorcycle. A violation of this law would have a second passenger riding on the handlebars of the motorcycle or on a bookrack on back. The scheduled fine amount for this violation is $92.00

     As I continue to thumb through the laws, I will note others that are of interest. The scheduled fine amount is set by the state. The Town of Milo does not receive any direct funds from the fines.
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Traditions of a Milo-ite
     January!! It's not my favorite month. I go to work in the dark and very often it's dark when I'm getting home from work. It's much like December in that respect, but at least in December I get a long vacation and up until vacation.... I’m so busy getting ready for the holidays that I don't have time to get "the blues" about the lack of sunshine in my day. What to do in January? Well, as soon as second semester starts you can take an adult education course. My personal favorite is a local course called Personal Photo Album. The weeks of winter fly by while I'm enrolled in this course. I've made albums for my grandchildren to treasure for the rest of their lives.
     Ball games!! Now they’re a pastime. A great chance to get out and support the hometown teams all the way from peewees up to Penquis Varsity games. It's amazing how many people fill in the gaps in their social lives by going to, and enjoying, these sporting events. Supporting local basketball teams has been a long held Milo tradition. Thundering feet pounded down the court upstairs at the Milo Town Hall. Bleachers, only three or four tiers high, were loaded to the hilt and just reverberated with screaming cheer-leaders, classmates, parents and other local fans. Excited fans lined the rim of the balcony and pounded on the wooden face of that balcony cheering on the Panthers. Then there were the exciting games at Penquis when the band led, by Carl Sassaman, exhibited their choreographed maneuvers all over the floor during half-time demonstrations. We've been very lucky over the past half century to have had a couple of different showmen band directors who made those cold January nights in a little Maine town exciting.
     Busy adult education class nights, and early ballgame nights lead to problems gathering everyone to the table at one time. This is such an important function of a family. I'd like to think the busy person who plans the meals and cooks in your house would take some time to find meals he/she could prepare in a hurry and serve to the family so everyone eats before heading out for the evening. We're lucky enough to get home in the late afternoon, and it gives us about 2 hours until 6:00...which seems to be the hour that most need to be done with supper and cleaned up from it. But even if you just have an hour...if you've planned ahead, you can find a quick meal that everyone (or at least many, if you're lucky) will like.
     Hot dogs!!! We all prefer red hot dogs boiled on the stove and the rolls toasted in the oven on "broil" them closely. Serve with ketchup, mustard, relish and if you're really daring, you can cut up a few onions to go on them. Fry the onions out in a little butter on top of the stove until they caramelize, if you prefer. Add a few potato chips to everyone's plates and you've got a quick, easy supper. My granddaughters, who live in Scotland now, call potato chips "crisps." Chips are french fries! A cold soda or a cup of coffee tastes so good with this meal. I might serve a potato salad with this meal (or broccoli salad would be wonderful), but only if I'd made it for another meal and had some leftover in the refrigerator. We're in a hurry remember?! You might want to carry a roll of antacid tablets with you after this quick meal, but boy it's good!
     Here's another quick meal that we like, and is a recipe that I made up. I buy Hungry Jack Scalloped Potato (the creamy variety). I prepare the potatoes according to package directions and I add: 1 onion sliced in rings (use a big one...the more the better) and 1/2 a package of kielbasa, sliced in 1/2 inch slices. Bake according to the directions on the box of scalloped potatoes. I can't remember if the recipe says to grease the casserole dish, but we always do. You'll need about a 2-qt. casserole dish for this recipe. This is wonderful and so easy! I almost always serve this dish with a package of Golden Corn Muffins. I just buy the bag type of corn muffin mix, mix according to directions and stick them in the oven alongside the casserole. Actually, I don't make muffins I make a round bread of the mix, in my 8-inch iron frying pan that I have pre-greased and preheated. When the bread is "golden" , I take it out of the oven, cut it into wedges, and serve with a thin spatula right from the pan. The iron frying pan looks kind of festive on a hot mat right on the table.
     Another quick and easy supper the folks in my house like to have me to fix, when we've planned a busy evening out, is baked beans. If I don't have leftovers from the Saturday night before, I open a can of Bush Beans (the Boston Baked with the blue label is our favorite). I shred a little cabbage, drain and add a small can of crushed pineapple, and mix a little dressing for it made with 1/2 cup of Miracle Whip, 1 tsp. of sugar, and 2 tsp. of vinegar. If you don't like the consistency of the dressing, thin it out with drops of milk. I usually boil hot dogs to go with this meal, too. I buy dinner rolls at the Farmer's Union deli, wrap them in foil, and heat them in the oven for a few minutes .
     Sloppy Joes on hamburger buns is another quick meal. A small tossed side salad is wonderful with these and very quick to prepare if you buy a bag of salad greens (and I'm always sure to rinse these bags of greens thoroughly). Slice up a small cucumber, some green pepper, and anything else your family likes for a salad. Have a couple bottles of your family's favorite salad dressings on hand to serve on the salad that accompanies the Sloppy Joes, and you've got yourself a really quick meal. If you're trying to stay away from ground chuck, you might want to substitute ground turkey for this meal.
     If you can spare some extra minutes while doing your grocery shopping, wander the aisles a while and see what might be available for quick, but appetizing, meals for your busy family. You'll then be able to run into the store on a night when you're in a hurry, and go right to the ingredients that you'll need. I think we waste a lot of time sometimes agonizing over what to have for a quick meal and therefore miss the opportunity to actually sit down and eat with our family. There are any number of quick and easy dishes to prepare for a family supper, if you want to keep the tradition of eating together sacred in your life. It's probably not something that your children will thank you for now....but when they are grownups, you'll overhear them bragging to their friends that your family always ate supper together.

Four40 and BullRun at the Milo Town Hall,
Fri. Jan. 25. 6-10 pm Great music, great fun!

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The Case of the Missing Birds
A mystery in two parts.
Part one
     I have been feeding the birds around our home for two years. Kirby and I have spent a lot of time watching and identifying the many varieties my numerous feeders have attracted: Chickadees, goldfinches, woodpeckers, blue jays, robins, nuthatches, purplefinches, and yellow grosbeaks are just some of the varieties we have identified. There are also numerous sparrows that we have yet to identify. I have even bought a Peterson Field Guide of Eastern Birds, a book I used to think was only for old ladies and ornithologists. I loved having the birds around and tried to provide each variety with the food it liked best. I was rewarded everyday with dozens of birds and we all were happy.
     The weekend after Christmas, as I was taking down our Christmas tree, Kirby mentioned he had seen an article in the Bangor Daily that told how to make small bird feeders from pinecones. We had the necessary ingredients to create the delicacies, so Kirby set off to gather the pinecones. While he was gone, I had the idea of decorating the used tree with the small feeders, creating a safe , friendly, haven for the birds to feed, and easing my guilt for killing the tree. I securely planted the tree in a snowbank, near my feeders.
     Kirby returned with 20 pinecones; I carefully filled each small crevice with peanut butter, rolled the cones in Meaties and birdseed, then lovingly tied each on the tree with bright red flagging tape. I fashioned a star from a plastic plate, smeared it with peanut butter, covered it with seed, and secured it to the top of the tree. The result was spectacular; the tree was beautiful, and appeared to be quite inviting to a hungry bird. I sat back to wait for my lucky birds. And I waited.
     I don’t know where they went or why, but I have had no birds since December 29, 2001. Actually, last Sunday one (1) chickadee showed up while I was at Tammy’s and Joel’s and Kirby was so excited when he saw it, he called to tell me.
     I started taking the lack of birds personally around the second week of January. I started polling everyone I saw about birds. “Do you feed the birds,” I asked? If they answered yes, I grilled them further. “Do you have many coming to your feeders?”, and if they answered yes, I wanted to know what they fed them! I went so far as to draw my sister-in-law, Tammy, into my obsession by asking her to poll her hair customers. She agreed; I don’t think she dared not to.
     One of the first people Tammy quizzed was Shirley Rhoda , who lives on Elm Street in Milo. Mrs. Rhoda said her birds had also flown the coop; she was mystified as to why. I took pleasure in hearing this. I know Shirley, and I consider her an intelligent, caring woman who would know just what to feed birds. If she wasn’t getting birds, no one could. I soon learned otherwise.
     I started hearing stories of well-fed birds from Williamsburg to Orneville; Irene Larson and Thelma Bell, of Williamsburg, reported seeing flocks and flocks of birds, Bill and Michelle Harmon of the Carver Road (formerly the Philpot Ridge Road), told of a beautiful gray jay eating their dog’s food.
     From the Hovey Road, Elaine Blethen reports birds of all shapes and sizes. The most amusing of the birds are the mourning doves. A group of twenty or so stands on the snowbank outside Elaine’s kitchen window, pecks at the scattered seeds, and watches her make her first pot of coffee every day. I guess these must be “morning doves”. In addition to the doves, Elaine feeds chickadees, rose-breasted and white-breasted nut hatches, gold finches, purple finches, pine skeins, hairy woodpeckers, downy woodpeckers, blue jays, sparrows and occasionally an unwanted pigeon wanders from downtown to dine.
     Murrel Harris’ bird story is a favorite of mine. I don’t think Laurel and Murrel feed other birds at their Cove Street home, and yet a ring-necked pheasant has decided to spend the winter there. The beautiful bird showed up in December, and now Murrel provides him with cracked corn daily. Murrel’s efforts are well rewarded. On several occasions, Murrel has

witnessed the bird fly into the air about thirty feet, then dive into the snow to bury himself for the night. According to Al Estes, who raises the birds, this is how they make themselves a nice, snug burrow for the night.
     After hearing the stories from all of those who still have an abundance of birds to feed, I began to feel discouraged. I decided to take action and figure out where my birds had gone and why they had left me. In the next installment I will tell you of my search for answers and what I now know is the reason I have no birds.
     If any of you have stories of special varieties or unusual numbers of birds at your feeders, I would love to hear from you. Let’s do an informal bird survey and see how the area bird population is doing.

Note: As luck would have it, as I was writing this, I heard a loud “cheep, cheep” from my feeders. I turned to look at what was making the sound, and it was a hairy woodpecker! The downside of the story is it was sitting on my prized red maple sapling. I received the tree as a birthday gift from Kirby in August, and live in mortal fear of it dying during the winter. I have carefully removed all snow and ice from it, fearing that the least bit of damage would kill it. I had a moment of terror when I saw the woodpecker tapping on it, so I jumped from my chair and yelled at it. I scared off the only bird I had seen in 3 weeks!


Milo Free Public Library
- List of New Books:

Archer's Tale, by Bernard Cornwell
Aztec Blood, by Gary Jennings
Beatles Anthology (a reference book)
Bend in the Road, by Nicholas Sparks
Bishop and the Beggar Girl, by Andrew Greeley
Blue Last, by Martha Grimes
Brazen Virture, by Nora Roberts
Call Down the Stars, by Sue Harrison
Cat Who Went Up the Creek, by Lilian J. Braun
Christmas in Plains, by Jimmie Carter
Close to You, by Mary Jane Clark
Coldheart Canyon, by Clive Barker
Crossing Over, by John Edward
Cry of the Wind, by Sue Harrison
Custody, by Nancy Thayer
Death in Paradise, by Robert B. Parker
Deceit, by Clare Francis
Envy, by Sandra Brown
Every Breath You Take, by Ann Rule
Fiery Cross, by Diana Gabaldon
Firebreak, by Richard Stark
Fleeced, by Carol Higgins Clark
Forgotten, by Faye Kellerman
Funeral in Blue, by Anne Perry
Future Scrolls, by Fern Michaels
Grand Avenue, by Joy Fielding
Hemlock Bay, by Catherine Coulter
Hope to Die, by Lawrence Block
Horse Sense for People, by Monty Roberts
Isle of Dogs, by Patricia Cornwell
Jackdaws, by Ken Follett
Kentucky Rich, by Fern Michaels
Kiss, by Danielle Steel
Last Man Standing, by David Baldacci
2nd Legacy, by Caroline Harvey
Looking for Alaska, by Peter Jennings

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McNally's Chance, by Lawrence Sanders
Mercy, by Julie Garwood
Midnight Bayou, by Nora Lofts
Moving Target, by Elizabeth Lowell
Murder in Spokane, by Mark Fuhrman
Next of Kin, by Joanna Trollope
Orchid Blues, by Stuart Woods
September Song, by Andrew Greeley
Shadow Fires, by Dean Koontz
Smoke in Mirrors, by Jayne A. Krentz
Someone to Watch Over Me, by Jill Churchill
Song of the River, by Sue Harrison
Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas, by James Patterson
Tell Me No Lies, by Elizabeth Lowell
Violets Are Blue, by James Patterson
Woman Next Door, by Barbara Delinsky
Wrong Man, by Jim Neff

Editor’s note: As an avid reader, I am amazed by this list. The titles are so current, and each author is one who’s works I enjoy. We are lucky to have a library that offers books as soon as they are available. Kitty surely knows what people like to read, and sees to it they are supplied with great material. Thanks, Kitty.

Ms. Ivy's Stars
     The Terrific Kid in K/1 was Sabrina Fadillah. Ms. Ivy chose Sabrina because she is very attentive and always follows the rules. Sabrina is very
kind and always does her very best.
     Donnie Lundin honored Cody Dunham for being a super role-model on the bus. Excellent job!
Mrs. Carter's Class
     The second and third graders have added 7 parts to their paper bodies. They are very excited.
     In art class, the students are making paper-mache’ bowls. They will paint them next week. This has been a messy process!
     Mrs. Carter is reading James and the Giant Peach aloud to the class. What an exciting book!
     Tami Smith was chosen as Terrific Kid. Jacob Turner was chosen Bus Student of the Week. Keep up the good work!
Miss K's Kids
Leigh Dolley was chosen Terrific Kid. Leigh has been working hard on his math and has a great attitude. He is especially interested in fossils and likes to complete all of his assignments for each day. Leigh always listens carefully.
     Brad Cimpher was named Bus Student of the Week.
     This week the fourth and fifth grades presented a program about Martin Luther King, Jr. They recited his speech, "I Have a Dream." They also sang "Beautiful," by Carole King.


     In Mrs. Chessa’s room - My terrific kid is Robert Pavelka. He is very consciencious about following school rules and helping others in our classroom. Robert participates in all classroom activities and is a great addition to our class.

     In Mrs.Hudak’s room - Our terrific kid is Kendra Herbest. Kendra has a great personality and her sense of humor is like sunshine. She is a very hard workereachday. Kendra , we love having you in our class!!!

     In Mrs.Dell'olio’s room - Our Terrific Kid is quiet spoken, patient, and completes his work independently. He respects the feelings of his classmates. Our Terrific Kid is Michael Johnson.

     In Mrs. Dunham’s room - Jonathan Harmon is our TK. Jonathan puts lots of extra effort into all he does. His assignments are very neat and well organized. Jonathan is an avid reader. He is kind to others and tried hard to follow the Golden Rule.

     In Mrs. Hayes’ room--We are proud of the progress our terrific kid made this week. He has finished his work on time and he received his first six in his journal. This is great news! Our friend is polite and kind to everyone and he helps people to sharpen their pencils. We love our Chad Perkins.

     In Mrs.Tardiff’s and Mrs. Hussey’s room-Miranda Andrick has been working extra hard to be neat and cooperative, she is a great helper and a tough competitor in math drills. Sammi- Jo Miller has been working hard to improve her reading skills, she is very good at mad minute math and a good friend.

     In Mrs. Walker’s and Mrs. Carey’s room- Connor Webb is an outstanding early reader in our classroom. He is a friend to all and likes to sing our weekly alphabet puppet songs with his friends. Connor treats all his classmates fairly and tries to always follow the Golden Rule. We love you Connor!!! Congratulations!! Jonah Johnson is a dear, sweet little guy in our room. He is polite and always tries to follow the Golden Rule and treat others fairly. Jonah likes to color and is a hard working guy with his morning journal. We love you Jonah. Congratulations!!!

     In Mrs Whitney’s room- The terrific kid this week is Britney Cross. She has worked real hard in reading and math this trimester. Her hard work is paying off with a good progress report. Great job Britney!

Feb. 16 and 17, 2002. See you there!

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Dexter Boys Down Penquis 58-45
     Milo, January 15--"We've got to play better, but (Dustin) Paige was the key." These were the words of winning coach Peter Murray after Dexter completed the season sweep of the Patriots 58-45 on a stormy evening. The 6'8" Paige scored 23, showed a fine repertoire of shots, grabbed boards, and blocked a few shots; while the Tigers' other big gun, Travis Patterson, scored 14. Patterson was the object of a fine Penquis box-and-one, with Terry Joyce and Mike Grindle guarding him.
     It wasn't pretty, with each team having their turns at being sloppy with the ball. Dexter had trouble with the ball in the early going. Otherwise, the margin would have been greater.
Keys to the win:
1. the all around play of Dustin Paige
2. the 14 points of Travis Patterson despite the box-and-one
3. 10 points by sophomore guard Brett Towie, making the total points by these three players two more than Penquis's entire total
Jordan Allen led Tony Hamlin's club with 13; while his brother Justin had 10.
Quarter Scores
Dexter 12 31 47 58
Penquis 7 22 31 45
Officials: Anderson and Morse

Dexter Girls 56, Penquis 50
Dexter, January 14--In a battle of two once beatens, Margaret Veazie's Lady Tigers took an early lead and held on to defeat Wally Russell's club 56 to 50 at Guiski Gymnasium before a fine crowd despite the storm.
Keys to the win:
1. 19 points by Brittany Veazie, including six free throws in the fourth quarter to help keep Penquis at bay
2.18 points by center Ashley Ames, who pulled down 10 rebounds
3. the defensive work of Brittany Veazie and Erika Heiko on Penquis's 1000-point scorer Megan Russell, who was kept off the scoreboard in the entire first half
4. Dexter's solid man-to-man defense, keeping Penquis out of the paint and on the perimeter
Lindsay Hamlin lit it up with 14 first-half points, mostly on treys, for Penquis, finishing with 19; while April Allen made some Elgin Baylor moves to finish with 14.
In the pre-game ceremonies, the Dexter girls received jackets emblematic of winning the state field hockey title, and Coach Margaret Veazies paid tribute to Penquis's Megan Russell for her recent milestone of 1000 career points.
Quarter Scores
Penquis 8 19 35 50
Dexter 20 29 45 56
Officials: Nelson and Martin
Note: Toby Nelson was obliged to officiate the last part of the jayvee game as well as the varsity game, due to an injury to an official,.

F.A. Boys 70, Penquis 35
Dover-Foxcroft, January 18--David Carey's club more than made up for an early overtime loss at Milo doubling the score on the visitors 70-35.
A Dan White trey, an E.J. Imbert putback, a Lincoln Robinson transition hoop, and another Imbert putback spread over a Justin Allen layin put F.A. up 9-2 at the 4:40 mark of the first period. And the Ponies never looked back.
F.A. played a fine man-to-man and did not get caught up in the atmosphere as they had at Milo a few weeks ago according to their mentor.
Danny White had a game high with 24, and teammate EJ. Imbert had 12. Penquis had no scorers in double figures; however Brandon MacKenzie came of Tony Hamlin's bench to play well.
Quarter Scores
Penquis 10 16 25 35
F.A. 18 31 54 70
Officials: Pray and Corneil

Penquis Girls 58, F.A. 31
Dover-Foxcroft, January 17--A Lindsay Hamlin putback, two transition hoops sandwiched around a pair of free throws by Megan Russell, a Russell three-pointer, and a Russell left hander put Penquis up 13 to 0 halfway through the first period. And they never looked back here before one of the finest crowds of the season at the F.A. gym.
Subs saw much action in this one.
After opening with a very effective press, Wally Russell's team played 2-3 zone. F.A. started with a 1-3-1.
Megan Russell took scoring honors with 17; while Jean Hamlin played one of her best games of the season tallying 10. Megan Dow had 12 for the hostesses.
Quarter Scores
Penquis 19 31 45 58
F.A. 6 10 21 31
Officials: Brown and Walls




2. M.F.D.

     At the Rec. Dept. games played Jan 12, undefeated Bailey’s girls bested Brewer Electric, 32-18. Bailey’s was led in scoring by Erica Lyford with 22 points, and Kelsey Ottmann scored 10. For Brewers,Sarah Miller scored 5 and Kim Herbest and Missey Bergert had 4.
     At the boy’s games, Baileys defeated Brewer’s, 29-14. Caleb Stanley scored 9 , and Cody Andrick had 6 to help Baileys, and Brewer’s was led by Luke Noke, with 5 points.

JANUARY 21 – 25
Monday - HOLIDAY
Tuesday - Teriyaki chicken, scallop potato, winter mix veg., dinner roll, fruit, and milk.
Wednesday - Hot ham/cheese sandwich, potato smiles, spinach, graham cracker pie/topping in a cup, and milk.
Thursday - Pig in a blanket, hash brown, cole slaw, assorted fruit, and milk.
Friday - Taco, rice pilaf, lettuce/tomato, pineapple upside down cake, and milk.


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     Seventeen members of the Class of 2003 at Penquis Valley High School are getting ready to visit the nation’s capital in March. They are members of the school’s Close-Up Foundation and want to learn more about how the government works. They will be flying to Washington, DC on March 10 and returning March 16.
     This will be the 21st year students have participated in the program. Under the direction of Russell Carey, faculty advisor, the students will earn funds to help defray the cost of the trip, which is $1,150 per person. Over the years, the students have held various fund raising activities to help with the costs. Individual students must make up the difference if the total amount is not raised.
     The program is open to any member of the junior class. More than 300 students from Penquis Valley have attended over the years. Many times Penquis has had the largest contingent from Maine. Close Up is a program that allows students to study the Federal Government in a “close up” manner. During the trip, the students will visit various monuments and museums in the capital as well as attending meetings. They hope to meet as many government personnel as possible with the time allowed.
     While in Washington, they stay in a hotel with groups from other states. Some of those attending in past years have been housed with students from Michigan, Puerto Rico, and other areas. It is quite an experience even though there is sometimes a language barrier. They all adjust fairly soon.
     It is not “all work and no play”. They spend one evening at a dinner theater and another at a banquet. Many come home filled with exciting experiences and fabulous memories.
     Anticipating the trip this year are Katie Farrar, Brett Gerrish, Amanda Martin, Dustin Perkins, Arielle Sickler, and Steve Kissell from Brownville, Tiffany Bishop, Abby Cowing, Craig Durant, Lisa Ellison, Jean Hamlin, Kaylie Hanson, Kristin Lee, Seth Simonian, Amanda Smith, and Andrew Walker from Milo, and Charles Wooten from LaGrange.
     For many years, the students have raised money by selling Super Bowl Subs. They take orders for either a ham or salami sandwich that they will deliver prior to the game on Super Bowl Sunday, February 3. The tasty subs are only $4.00 and can be ordered by calling Russell Carey at 943-2473, contacting the school at 943-7346 or getting in touch with any of the students going to Washington, DC this spring!
     Close Up members have also sold fresh, hot popcorn at the basketball games played at home. The Close Up Program purchased the popcorn machine to aid in their fund-raiser.
     Valentine’s Day will soon be here and carnations would make an excellent surprise for “someone special”. The flowers can be purchased for only $1.00 each! Colors available are red for love, pink for a sweetheart, and white for a secret pal. You can order them through any Close Up member.
     The Parents of Close Up Students are sponsoring a Valentine’s Day Dance this year from 8 P.M. to midnight on Saturday, February 9. The music will be by “MUFFY’S UNCLE”, a live band that plays music from the 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s. This group played for the Year 2000 Celebration Dance. If you recall, the music was great! The dance will be a BYOB event with only individuals 21 years of age and older allowed to attend.
     Tickets for the dance are on sale from Karen Durant, 943-5654 or Stan Simonian, a member of the band, at 943-2841 or 943-7351. The tickets are $10.00 per single and $15.00 per couple. Baked goodies, popcorn, and mixers will be available at the dance. Make plans now to attend and look forward to an enjoyable evening of listening and dancing pleasure!
     If you have any questions concerning fund raising activities please contact Mr. Carey. Let’s support the students in their quest to attend the Washington trip.

     Larry and Debbie Folsom are donating $300.00 to the Close Up students. In light of September 11 and the implications to our nation, they particularly want to show their support to those students interested in learning more about our government.
     They will donate a three-foot Subway party sub to any group or organization that matches their donation. It’s a great sandwich for a worthy cause!



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The Three Rivers Kiwanis Club meets at Angie’s Restaurant each Wednesday morning at 6:30 to eat breakfast, enjoy fellowship, hear speakers on various interesting topics, and to share ideas. All are welcome to visit with us. If you would like to join our organization, please contact Janet Richards or any other Kiwanian for an application. We are involved in many worthwhile local projects and would be very pleased to have you participate in them.


     The meeting started with sixteen members present. The Kiwanis Notes from Dover were shared and correspondence announcing the New England District Conference was discussed. Because of the snowstorm, the District Interclub to Greenville on the 15th was postponed but we did have an Interclub travel to East Corinth on the 9th. Their speaker gave a presentation about Roberts Rules of Order. We wish East Corinth all the best in re-forming their Kiwanis Club.
     The Key Club is very busy with basketball games and is planning another blood drive for March 12. This Sunday they will travel to Greenville for officer training.
     The Newspaper is still doing well. How about some human interest stories?
     Heidi Finson and Chris Beres met on Monday to prepare for the next RIF book distribution. The theme decided upon was a Tea Party. Also, they have reorganized the distribution process so things should run more smoothly. If anyone can help on February 12 with this worthwhile project for pre-schoolers and Kindergarten students, please let them know.
     This is the big work weekend for the stage preparation at the Milo Town Hall. Scrubbing, painting, and eating will be the main events, so join in and help.
     Thanks to the Milo Fire Department for all their help in dismantling some very large and heavy objects.
     Tyler Trask, Fred and Lois Trask’s grandson, celebrated his birthday on January17.
     There were fifteen happy and sad dollars collected with more happy than sad.
     On January 23rd, Sue Eliason and Dawn Russell will speak to us about the Outing Club. At the evening meeting on the 30th, Marsha Nye Boody will talk about the Reading Recovery Program.
     Today we had a very interesting speaker, Amanda Smith. She is a junior at PVHS and is very involved in cheering, soccer, and tennis as well as being class president and a member of the Key Club. Amanda attended the Hugh O’Brien Youth Leadership Conference last spring and she found it to be a very stimulating experience.
     She gave a very informative background talk about how Hugh traveled to Africa and was influenced by a mentor who established a hospital there. He worked for several weeks and when he can back to the states, he decided he wanted to do more. Thus evolved HOBY. HOBY seminars take place in different cities and Amanda attended the University of Maine in Orono. She had to write an essay to be chosen and was very surprised upon learning she had earned the chance to go. HOBY seminars

are mainly to promote leadership qualities and teach youth how to be active and productive citizens in their community.
     They teach youth how to learn about others and not to make snap judgments about people’s character. They also demonstrated how to become motivated, how to learn your own leadership style, and most importantly, how to communicate. Amanda said they had a Town Meeting, did community works, had a dance, and a talent show. This was beneficial to them in getting to know each other.
     The HOBY spirit was infectious and a very positive experience. Amanda was glad that she had the chance to attend. She said it made her realize things she didn’t know about herself. She said she accomplished things she hadn’t previously known she could. We greatly enjoyed her talk. Thank you Amanda for sharing your wonderful experience with us.


Objects of Key Club International

• To develop initiative and leadership.
• To provide experience in living and working together.
• To serve the school and the community.
• To cooperate with the school principal.
• To prepare for useful citizenship.
• To accept and promote the following ideals:
• To give primacy to the human and spiritual rather than to the material values of life.
• To encourage the daily living of the Golden Rule in all human relationships.
• To promote the adoption and application of higher standards in scholarship, sportsmanship and social contacts.
• To develop, by precept and example, a more intelligent, aggressive, and serviceable citizenship.
• To provide a practical means to form enduring friendships, to render unselfish service, and to build better communities.
• To cooperate in creating and maintaining the sound public opinion and high idealism which makes possible the increase of righteousness, justice, patriotism, and good will.

     The Objects of Key Club International are basically the same as for Kiwanis International. The intent is to encourage personal growth while promoting service to one’s community. Each Key Club member is required to perform fifty hours of community service per year. I am pleased to report that as of January 11, 2002, of our 38 members: eight have completed between 20 - 40 hours of community service and eleven have completed between 10 – 20 hours. This is in addition to the myriad of other activities in which they participate. With 2 _ months left to the Key Club year, I’m certain that a good percentage of members will reach the 50 hours required.
     On January 20th the officers, board, and two members will travel to Greenville with Dennis Dorsey and myself to attend an officer’s training and election for Lt. Governor. Our club has one candidate for the Lt. Governor position. We thank Karen Hartin for helping us out with transportation.
     The board has set January 24, 2002 as the date to nominate candidates for the election of officers to be held on February 28, 2002. Each candidate will give a short speech stating why he/she is the best candidate for the office. We will be asking for Kiwanians to help us during the election. If you’d like to be involved please let me know.
     Thank you to everyone who has supported our food sales at the basketball games this winter. Your support will enable us to better serve our community in the coming months.

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