||Three Rivers News, 2002-04-30
TUESDAY, APRIL 30, 2002
VOLUME 1 NUMBER 25
SPONSORED AND PUBLISHED BY THREE RIVERS KIWANIS
& THREE RIVERS COMMUNITY ALLIANCE
REMEMBER, FOR ALL EMERGENCIES, DIAL 911!
STEPHEN AND TABITHA KING FOUNDATION GIVES MILO TOWN HALL ARTS CENTER $25,000
BY EDWIN TREWORGY
Ethelyn and Edwin Treworgy, Co-Chairs of the Milo Town Hall Arts Center Project sponsored by Three Rivers Kiwanis, have announced, with deepest gratitude, the receipt of a $25,000 grant from the Stephen and Tabitha King foundation to be used for the Arts Center. This grant will enable the project to begin the work of eliminating squeaks in the floors and stairs, making repairs to the balcony, improving ventilation, completing the purchase of new chairs and tables, and making other necessary improvements. This gift by the Kings is yet another example of the generosity they have shown through the years for projects of the Town and of students and teachers in SAD #41. We thank them again for all they have done.
If you haven’t seen the new Town Hall Arts Center, you must make the effort. The auditorium is spectacular, with new curtains, chairs, lights, and sound system. The residents of the area owe Edwin and Ethelyn Treworgy a huge thank-you for the incredible amount of time and effort they have put into this huge project.
THE OLD TOWN HALL TONIGHT
THREE RIVERS KIWANIS VARIETY SHOW
A TIME FOR REMINISCING
FRIDAY, MAY 3 & SATURDAY, MAY 4 AT 7:00 PM
PROCEEDS TO GO TO: MAKE-A-WISH FOUNDATION, PINE TREE HOSPICE FOR CHILDREN, MILO TOWN HALL ARTS CENTER
The Annual Ayuda Club Spring Rummage Sale will be held on Saturday, May 4, 2002, from 9:00 to ll:00 a.m. at the Milo Town Hall dining room. Spring and summer articles of clothing, shoes, books, miscellaneous items and MANY other objects of interest to all will be featured. A food sale will be held, as usual, with GREAT GOODIES to be enjoyed.
COME AND SEE WHAT YOU CAN FIND!!!!!
BAKED BEAN SUPPER
PARK STREET UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
SATURDAY, MAY 18, 2002
5 TO 6:30 PM
BAKED BEANS, HOT DOGS, ROLL, COLE SLAW, HOMEMADE PIES
PROCEEDS WILL BE USED TO PURCHASE FOLDING TABLES FOR THE NEWLY REMODLED DINING ROOM.
ADULTS : $5.00
CHILDREN 12 AND UNDER : $2.50
FAMILY RATE: $12.00
MAKE PLANS NOW TO ATTEND!
CHICKEN PIE SUPPER
BROWNVILLE JCT. METHODIST CHURCH
SATURDAY, MAY 11
ADULTS $6.50, CHILDREN $3.00
CHICKEN PIE, PEAS, ROLLS, AND ASSORTED DESSERTS
Brownville Fourth Graders Visit Historic House
Brownville, April 24--Mrs. Sally Wallace's fourth grade class got to visit one of Brownville's most historic homes, the Francis W. Brown House on High Street. Now the property of Francis W. Brown's ancestor Susan Higgins and her husband Woody, the Brown House is on the National Register of Historic Places (as is the Slate House across the Pleasant River).
The group of some 20 pupils and chaperones received a tour from Mr. and Mrs. Higgins and employee Kevin Sproul: visiting the carriage house, new and old sections of the downstairs and the barn.
The owners graciously answered questions the youngsters asked, and showed them old photos and artifacts.
The tour was organized by Bill Sawtell, and helped solidify the youngsters’ knowledge of their town's history.
BIRTHDAY CALENDERS OFFERED
The Three Rivers Kiwanis is taking orders for Community Birthday/Anniversary Calendars. To order your copy, contact a Kiwanis member (you can call me at 943-2324). The cost of each calendar is $5.00 and up, depending on the number of listings. Each calendar comes with up to 4 listings, with each additional listing being 25 cents each. Please place your orders soon.
STATEMENT OF POLICY
Three River News is published weekly by Three Rivers Kiwanis. It is available Tuesdays at the Milo Farmer’s Union, BJ’s Market, Graves Service Station, Robinson’s Fuel Mart, D & M, All-In-One Stop, Milo Exxon, and Milo True Value. The paper can also be viewed online at www.trcmaine.org. Donations can be mailed to Valerie Robertson, PO Box 81, Milo, Maine 04463
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Tom Witham | Seth Barden | Virgil Valente
The date has been set for the annual Kiwanis Auction. Bargains galore will be up for auction on June 27th and 28th. The proceeds from our auction go toward all of the projects that Kiwanis contributes to over the year. We are looking for items for the auction. If you have items, please call Eben Dewitt (943-2486) or Herb Dunham (943-2353) for pickup.
SRA SPRING MEETING HELD
BY JANET RICHARDS
The Sebec River Association held their annual spring meeting at the Milo Town Hall on April 20th. Forty-four people attended the potluck supper. The business meeting was held before supper, which kept it short. The boat landing docks will be installed Saturday, May 4. For anyone willing to help, work will start at 8:00 am. The SRA is starting the tedious task of replacing the present docking system. The present docks are almost ready for the great boat dock in the sky. Options and funding will be an on going discussion over the next couple of years.
A raffle will be started soon for a fund raising project. The Town of Milo appropriated $5000.00 this year and hopefully will also be able to next year. Thank you. The annual summer picnic, held at the Rips will be August 17th. Election of officers will be held then and $10.00 family dues will be collected.
Everyone left the supper with a full stomach. There are a lot of good cooks in the SRA. If anyone is interested in this organization see President, Don Richards, Treasurer, Trelba Rollins, or any River Rat.
Milo Police Department joins Dammadd.ORG
BY TODD LYFORD
The Milo Police Department has added another tool in its effort to help gather information on illegal drug activity. The Milo Police Department has become associated with the Internet site www.Dammadd.org (Dads and Mad Moms against Drug Dealers). This is an Internet site at which people may leave information pertaining to illegal drug activity.
Steve Stiener, of Tioga, New York, started this Internet site about a year ago, after losing his son, due to an accidental drug overdose. Since then, Steve has been working hard to find a way to let people share information they have about drug dealers in a confidential manner. Rewards are offered for those tips that lead to the arrest and conviction of a person or persons dealing drugs. People who want to pass on information may use this Internet site to do so. The site is very easy to use, and the information is passed on to the appropriate law enforcement agency.
Penquis Men’s League
Regular Season Final Standings
|Team #4 (white)
|Team #7 (yellow)
|Team #6 (green)
|Team #3 (gray)
|Team #1 (blue)
|Team #8 (orange)
|Team #5 (black)
|Team #2 (red)
Click here for Team Rosters!
QUARTER- FINAL GAMES
||TEAM 2 VS TEAM 4 AT 6:30
TEAM 1 VS TEAM 3 AT 8:OO
|THUR., MAY 2
||TEAM 8 VS TEAM 6 AT 6:30
(TEAM 5 HAS DISOLVED DUE TO INJURY, SO TEAM 7 GETS A BYE)
SUNDAY MAY 5 AT 4:00 AND 5:30
SUNDAY, May 12 AT 4:00
The Game of the Week
BY BILL SAWTELL
Schenck 8, Patriots 2
Milo, April 24--The Penquis boy’s baseball team went down to their fourth straight loss, bowing to Schenck 8-2. Yet Murrel Harris's club had some bright spots.
Steve Kissell pitched four innings of shutout ball, fanning seven Wolverines, but was victimized by no fewer than eight miscues in the field.
Josh Ouellette and pinch hitter Andrew Walker each slammed doubles to give the fine Elm Street Field crowd something to cheer about, as Penquis had seven hits and dented the plate in the second and third innings.
NEWS FROM BROWNVILLE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Brownville Fourth Graders News
BY KATHY WITHAM
The Fourth Graders at Brownville Elementary School were treated to a wonderful field trip on Wednesday, April 24, 2002. The trip, arranged by William Sawtell, Brownville History coordinator, took the class and their adult chaperones and guests on a tour of the Francis Brown house on High Street in Brownville. The classes have done many projects on the Brown house over the years, but hadn't been able to tour it before this week. The home, now owned by Woody and Susan Higgins, is being carefully and lovingly restored to its former grandeur. Mrs. Higgins is a descendent of Francis Brown and she has fascinated her guests with facts, photos, and intrigue surrounding the historic home.
Especially interesting were the beautiful brick fireplaces, some of which are just now being uncovered and restored to their natural beauty and function. The home restoration, a work in progress, includes all the rooms in the home. Some are finished, or very nearly so, and some are only in the early stages of restoration.
The students in Mrs. Sally Wallace's Fourth Grade and the guests who were invited to tag along, would like to thank Mr. Bill Sawtell and Mr. and Mrs. Higgens for the opportunity to see this historic home, and to be transported back in time, so to speak. Having their lessons come to life was a totally awesome experience.
BY: PAIGE MCGUINNESS
Gordon Moore (a forest ranger from Greenville) came to Brownville Elementary to teach the children how to identify different trees. The fifth graders at Brownville Elementary are doing a project for the town by identifying trees and plants on the River Walk.
The kids are going to put up signs they made for the River Walk telling the people who walk the trail, both the English and Latin name of the plant or tree. On May ninth, the fifth graders will walk the Pleasant River Walk and put up the signs. Thanks to all the people who helped us with this project.
Here are some 5th grade poems from Brownville Elementary:
I'd Rather Be....
BY ELIAS TWITCHELL
I'd rather be me than you.
I'd rather be green than blue.
I'd rather be a boot than a shoe.
I'd rather be cutting than glue.
I'd rather be thinking than do.
I'd rather be grass than dew.
I'd Rather Be....
BY PAIGE MCGUINNESS
I'd rather be a flamingo than a bat.
I'd rather be a floor than a mat.
I'd rather be a glove than a hat.
I'd rather be hug than pat.
I'd rather be bumpy than flat.
I'd rather be a dog than a cat.
I'd rather be skinny than fat.
I'd rather be an angel than a brat.
I'd Rather Be....
BY JON COBURN
I'd rather be a star than a sun.
I'd rather be a father than a son.
I'd rather be a heart than a lung.
I'd rather be a pound than a ton.
I'd rather be singing than have sung.
I'd rather be ears than a tongue.
Fifth grade students at Brownville Elementary recently held their DARE graduation. Officer Scott Stubbs awarded DARE diplomas and tee shirts to those students who completed the seventeen-week course. The students really appreciate Officer Stubbs efforts to teach them how to resist drugs and alcohol.
BY JOSH CLEMENT
Recently, the Brownville fifth grade graduated from D.A.R.E. We went to school on a Tuesday night and sang a few songs. We got our tee shirts. Paige McGuinness got a prize for the best essay, and Adam
Brewer got a prize for the best D.A.R.E. poster. Congrats to both of you.
To celebrate our hard work, we went to the Thomas A. Hill House in Bangor. It was really fun. If you like history, old-fashioned clothes, and portraits, you would probably like it also. Our tour guide was really smart and could tell us almost anything we asked her. On the way back’ we stopped at Burger King and ate. Then we stopped at the community playground to play around for a little while. It was a really fun day.
BROWNVILLE’S TERRIFIC KIDS
Brownville Elementary's Terrific Kids Assembly had quite a wonderful program last Friday. Terrific Kids honored and presented awards by Mrs. Bradbury, Principal and William Sawtell, our Kiwanian friend, were: Allison Durant in Kindergarten, Georgia Gaudreau in First Grade, Joshua Stanhope in Second Grade, Wesley Mullens in Third Grade, Ashley Burch in Fourth Grade and Jordan Frost in Fifth Grade.
The Brownville Elementary Students were treated to an Earth Day Presentation put on by the First Graders. A D.A.R.E. song by Mrs. Weston's Fifth Graders and a rock and roll dance number was performed by fifth graders; Josh Clement and Paige McGuinness, Shane Woodard and Alana Worster, and Joe Leland and Ashley Stanhope.
Mrs. Witham was awarded the Opal Award in honor of Secretary's Week by Mrs. Zamboni and her Kindergarten class. Mr. William Sawtell also gave plaques to the students who had been winners in the Brownville History Contest this year.
DRESS FOR SALE
Long, purple dress with light blue flowers and tied strings in back. Beautiful style,
could be used for Bride's Maid, Maid of Honor or Prom Dress.
Size 7/8. Only been worn once. Original price was $130.00, will sell for $30.00!!!
If interested, call 943-2630
MARION C.COOK SCHOOL NEWS
• Miss Ivy’s Stars
Lindsay Turner is the Terrific Kid. Lindsay is doing much better working on her Journal and returning her traveling book bag. The K-1 class is studying dinosaurs. As part of their nutrition class, they made orange juice and used the peels to make bird feeders. They will be making May baskets.
• Mrs. Carter’s Stars
The second and third graders are studying Egypt. They have made Egyptian suitcases to save their papers and information in. This is an exciting unit and the students are enjoying it! Jessica Donlon is the Terrific Kid. Jessica
really came through when she had to take over a big part in the solar system play, says Mrs. Carter. Mrs. Carter’s super kid is Kristen Morse.
• Miss K’s Kids
Tyler Elsenheimer was honored as Terrific Kid. Tyler completes all of his assignments, both in school and at home, is very creative, and asks lots of
wonderful questions. He enthusiastically participates in the class songs and dances. Mrs. Foss recognized all three classrooms with bus awards. She is very
pleased with the students’ behavior on the bus.
Students and staff participated in a salute to Mrs. Rhoda. She was honored on Secretary’s Day. We all know that Mrs. Rhoda is much more than our secretary. She takes care of us and keeps our school running smoothly. Thank you Mrs. Rhoda. We love you!
MILO ELEMENTARY’S TERRIFIC KIDS
FROM THE ROOM OF:
• Mrs. Barden- Our Terrific Kid is Emery Tarnoczy. He is an excellent role model for his classmates. He is very kind and is always smiling. He's very cooperative and comes in the room ready to learn. We love having Emery in our room.
• Mrs. Chessa- Our Terrific Kid this week has worked very hard to remember when to listen. He is reminding himself and is really making an effort. Thanks Drew, for trying hard.
• Mrs. Dell'olio- Sara Lemik is our Terrific Kid this week. She has a sunny smile and a great disposition. She is always cooperative and shows great effort in her work. Way to go, Sara!
• Mrs. Dunham- Lucas Grinnell is our TK. Lucas comes in every day with a smile on his face and ready to work. He always shows the kind respectful traits of
a Terriific Kid. We love having Lucas in our class.
• Mrs. Hayes- Our Terrific Kid is terrific at following recess rules, terrific at finishing her jobs, terrific at cooperating, terrific at sharing and terrific in the lunch room. We are happy to have this terrific kid in our class. She is Morgan Rideout!
• Mrs. Hudak- The Terrific Kid this week is Justice Black. Justice is an excellent role model for her classmates. She is becoming quite a math whiz
and enjoys all math activities. Justice is very helpful and kind to others. We really love having her in our room.
• Mrs. Tardiff and Mrs. Hussey-
Skylar Beard and Klay Stevens.
Our two boys are really great.
Their cooperation we appreciate.
Their work in math is top rate,
And they are never, never late.
We are proud of you both!!
• Mrs. Walker and Mrs. Carey- Zachary Gagnon is a dear little one who is working every day learning his letters in the alphabet to help him read books. He is becoming a writer and loves his journaling too. He is a very good storyteller. He follows the Golden Rule too. Congratulations!!!!!! Cody is a new student from LaGrange. We welcome him to our room. He enjoys settling in the mornings and starts writing in his journal. He is following the Golden Rule and learning to be a respectful friend to all his new friends. Congratulations!!!
Whitney's Terrific Kid is Patrick Harris. He has worked real hard this week on management of his behavior. He has done a great job and we hope that it continues on.
BY BILL SAWTELL
Choose the best answer.
1. Could involve loving a therapist,
(a) conditioning, (b) transference, (c) approach, (d) weakness
2. Ink blots test,
(a)regression, (b) hatred, (c) projection, (d) effect
(a) olfactory, (b) optic, (c) lateral, (d) horizontal
(a) children, (b) adults, (c) chimpanzees, (d) mice
(a) fancy, (b) auditory, (c) visual, (d) both (b) and (c)
(a) talkative, (b) small, (c) suspicious, (d) abnormal
(a) talking, (b) bizarre, (c) reality, (d) psychoanalysis
(a) anxiety, (b) unreality, (c) tics and nailbiting (d) prophetic
(a) headaches, (b) phobias, (c) unreality, (d) love
10. Petit mal,
(a) headache, (b) phobia, (c) handwriting, (d) seizure
Answers: 1-b 2-c 3-a 4-a 5-d 6-c 7-c 8-a 9-c 10-d
Traditions of a Milo-ite
BY KATHY WITHAM
Hard to believe it, but my husband and I have just recently celebrated our 32nd wedding anniversary. Believe me when I tell you that 32 years ago there were people who said it wouldn't last 6 months! I knew better, of course, but let them say it. I guess we proved them wrong! There's never been a moment in all of those years that I didn't plan on sticking with it for the "long haul." I always hope and pray that the "long haul" is an eternity, too.
It was the beginning of a new decade in Milo, Maine. The young guy, recently and thankfully, home from doing his stint in the Army, was working full time at the Bangor and Aroostook Railroad. The young girl had recently graduated from Husson College and was working full time for the University of Maine in the Audiovisual Department. Heck, VCR's were so new that they took up the space of a good sized tabletop and you literally had to send them to Japan to have them repaired. Nobody had them in their homes yet, but the Audiovisual Center had one. Bell-bottomed pants were the rage and girls were wearing flowers in their hair and apple seed necklaces around their necks. We listened and danced to Creedance Clearwater Revival. We were a generation of Milo's young people, who had sadly buried three good friends killed in Vietnam, so we weren't free of worry or fear.
We were married at the Methodist Church on a chilly spring Saturday night. Milo was still putting their streets back to rights after having many of them flooded in recent weeks. There was still a little snow on the ground, which meant that spring was just about on schedule, unlike these days when we're complaining if we have any
snow after the first of April. Purchasing our wedding rings was, like now, a major investment. My set cost $350.00 for the diamond and band. He took out a loan to buy them. I recently had that same diamond appraised. Any guesses what it's worth now? I paid $9.00 for his band. Whew, big spender!
The premier place to hold a wedding reception in those days was the Derby Community Hall. There were two rooms upstairs and the full downstairs to entertain in. The front room upstairs always held the tables full of wedding gifts that your parents sacked down there for everyone to see. The other room held the refreshment table and the dancing. My mother hired the Dorcus Guild from the Baptist Church to cater the reception and I'll never forget how beautiful the table was with the white linens and the silver serving pieces. Those ladies sure knew how to dress a table! Tall tapered candles were aglow on either side of the beautiful floral centerpiece, and my many aunts elegantly served the coffee, punch, and little finger foods. Jean Hanson made the finely detailed and decorated wedding cake. It surely was a work of art. Dick Sawyer, Cecil Miller, Fern Cunningham, and Bob Jones were the little combo that played the wonderful old standards that were still popular at dances back then. We had hundreds of guests it seemed as though everyone we invited came. Many of our friends still remember the night with much clarity and with fond memories. My mother-in-law was thrilled with her son's choice, and I don't know of a soul who had a better time that evening than that blessed lady.
We started our married life in one of the little apartments over Bob Jones' Market. I'm a saver of things that are totally preposterous and recently found some paperwork that I had saved from that era. The rent check for our first month's rent was a whopping $55.00. We spent about$15.00 a week on groceries, and believe me when I tell you that we bought anything we wanted for food. We had a big black '65 Pontiac and the world by the tail. Life was great! A couple of kids and a couple of changes in where we've lived, followed up by a number of beautiful grandchildren and BOOM! Here we are, thirty-two years later! Time has literally flown by, and we're now giving serious thought to the day that we can retire. Where did the time go? The time's gone the way of all wonderful memories, and all the happy and sad times that couples face and live through. It's never occurred to us to throw in the towel, or give it up as a lost cause. We come from a long line of love. So, to all of you naysayers who said it wouldn't last 6 months, I'm sticking my tongue out at you! So there!!!
I'm still a pretty old fashioned wife. My husband wears an ironed shirt to work every day, our bed gets made every morning, and we sit at the supper table nearly every night. He loves to watch sports on TV, do the yard work, and he really loves to play golf. I love to do scrapbooking and also writing at my computer. We share the care of the house, the preparing of meals and the taking care of my Dad. I decide how we're going to decorate or renovate, and he does the work. We share our weekends with our friends and family, and we both absolutely adore our grandchildren. He knows what makes me laugh and I know what makes him laugh. We're perfectly compatible and look forward to many more anniversaries together.
One meal that we both make equally well is a recipe that was passed down by my Nana Morrison. It's her wonderful Meatloaf Recipe:
NANA MORRISON’S MEATLOAF
1 lb. (Or a little more) of ground chuck
1 small onion chopped
2 slices of bread broken up in small pieces
Salt and pepper to taste
Couple of shakes of Worcestershire sauce
1 small can of tomato sauce (1/2 of the can in the mixture and 1/2 saved to spread over the top of the meatloaf)
2 strips bacon (uncooked) (The bacon probably won't cook to your satisfaction, but the flavor is wonderful.)
Mix the first 6 _ ingredients together in a bowl (I use my hands to mix) and place in a loaf pan. You needn't grease it. Lay the 2 strips of bacon over the top of the meat mixture and then spread the second 1/2 of tomato sauce over all. Pop in the oven at 375 degrees (or higher if necessary for something else you might be cooking at the same time.) It will be done in an hour. We usually bake potatoes to go with this meal, and we love peas and carrots with it, too. I use a spatula (and sometimes two) to take the meatloaf out of the pan as soon as it's done. Transfer to a serving platter, cool for a few minutes and slice. Serve with a small serving spatula like a cake server.
MSAD#41 SCHOOL LUNCH MENU
APRIL 29 MAY 3
Monday-Egg muffin, hash brown, mixed veg., applesauce, with milk every.
Tuesday-Super sandwich, oven fries, winter mix veg., and chocolate chip cookie.
Wednesday-French bread pizza, spinach, and icy juice.
Thursday-Lasagna, salad, garlic bread, and peaches.
Friday-Fish burger, mashed potato, stir fry veg., and gingerbread/topping.
MEALS FOR ME. MENU
|WED., MAY 1
||SPAGHETTI CASSEROLE, PEAS AND MUSHROOMS, SLICED PEARS
|THURS., MAY 2
||TOMATO SOUP, SEALEG SALAD SANDWICH, FRESH SPINACH SANDWICH, MOLASSES COOKIE
|FRI., MAY 3
||POT ROAST W/ GRAVY, BAKED POTATO, SQUASH, FROSTED CAKE
|MON., MAY 6
||BAKED FISH W/ EGG SAUCE, RED POTATOES, CARROTS, OATMEAL RAISIN COOKIE
|TUES, MAY 7
||MEATBALLS W/ GRAVY, BUTTERED NOODLES, PEAS, TAPIOCA PUDDING
|WED., MAY 8
ROAST TURKEY W/ GRAVY AND STUFFING, MASHED POTATO, SQUASH, PUMPKIN PIE
ANYONE 60 OR OVER IS INVITED TO ATTEND OUR MEALS. WE MEET AT THE MILO TOWN HALL DINING ROOM ON MONDAYS AND THURSDAYS AT 11:45 AM AND AT THE QUARRY PINES COMMUNITY ROOM ON FRIDAYS AT 11:45 AM. PLEASE MAKE PLANS TO ATTEND! FOR RESERVATIONS CALL 943-2488. A $2.50 DONATION IS SUGGESTED AND APPRECIATED.
BY VIRGIL VALENTE
Match bones with location in body
||a. Tail Bone
||e. Upper leg
||f. Lower arm
||i. Lower leg
Why is it that some birds migrate and some don’t? Some seem satisfied to stay at home like the Mourning Doves and others such as the Arctic Tern make an annual journey of almost 20,000 miles. The answer seems to be food supply. Of the 650 bird species in the United States, 520 of them migrate. Barn Swallows travel 6000 miles and Whooping Cranes 2500 miles a year.
Some birds fly very high. Mallards and Swans have been seen above 20,000 feet. They do this for the same reason that jets do. There is less drag. Bird’s lungs are not built the same as human ones so the rarified air doesn’t seem to bother them.
How do birds know where to go? They use a variety of methods including star patterns, the setting sun, landmarks, the Earth’s magnetic field, and some even by smell.
How do birds get the energy to fly such long distances? They store a special high energy fat in the spring and fall just before migration. Canadian Geese can fly for up to 90 hours straight and only lose a half-gram of this fat.
Migration patterns are changing because of loss of habitat. Some birds need places to stop and rest as well as to eat. As land is developed or wetlands are drained the birds have to find other places on their route. Many New England birds head out over the Atlantic in the fall during a cold front. This is because the winds are favorable for them and saves them energy. They travel over Bermuda before catching the trade winds, which take them to Central and South America.
Ruby Throated Hummingbirds stop off on the Texas coast to tank up on food and then make the 500-mi. trip to the Yucatan Peninsula nonstop.
Many birds prefer to fly at night when there are fewer predators. They may continue during the day or
they may stop to feed and rest starting about daybreak. Nighttime migrators include Vireos, Waterfowl, Sparrows, Cuckoos, Warblers, Thrushes and FlyCatchers. Those that follow the stars obviously need to fly at night. Daytime migrators include Hawks, Eagles, Swallows, Shrikes, some Finches and Robins.
Robins from this area usually migrate to Florida or Georgia. Sometimes they winter along the Gulf Coast. Occasionally they don’t migrate at all. In the spring, they move north ahead of warm fronts. The majority follow an isotherm (areas of equal temperature) of 37 degrees Fahrenheit. This is the average temperature for the day. How they know the average temperature I don’t know, but people in the know say that is what they do. They average 38 miles a day but have been known to travel between 100 and 200 miles.
Robins do not mate for life. If they have good luck in raising young they may breed a second year but it is not usual. The longest living Robin in the wild has been recorded at 14 years. Males arrive around two weeks before the females. The females appear to wait until mud season for nest building and a good food supply. In a pinch such as a freak snowstorm, Robins will eat fruit. I have seen them scratching under my crab apple tree when we have a dusting of snow and it is cold.
Migrations of different birds take place at different times. This is probably to maintain a food supply along the way. The same is true within a species. In fact, fledgling Robins leave a week or so before their parents.
Many of our songbird flocks are diminishing. A study has been done to determine the cause. It appears that loss of habitat in both their summer and winter residences is the major culprit. In Central and South America farmers are clearing the forests and the same thing is happening here. One study found that when Thrush nest near farmland, houses or roads, 55% of their nests are occupied by Cowbird eggs while deeper in the forest this doesn’t seem to be a problem. For those who aren’t familiar with Cowbirds, they don’t build nests of their own. They lay their eggs in nests of other birds so they don’t have to bring up the offspring. They are a large bird, so if they lay their eggs in a songbird’s nest, their offspring soon outgrow the birds own offspring and in many cases starve them to death by hogging the food.
Answers: 1.g, 2.h. 3.f, 4.e, 5.b, 6.j, 7.d, 8.a, 9.i, 10.c
Score: 5 Good, 6-7 Excellent, 8-10 Superb
IT IS NOW SAFE TO WASH YOUR WINDOWS!
BY NANCY GRANT
April vacation means different things to different people; taking a trip or putting mittens, scarves, wool socks, and the snowsled away for another season. To Foreman Steve Stone, Mike York, Richard Chessa, Frank Colson, and crew, it meant doing some of their spring cleaning!
Salt was used on the State maintained roads in the area whereas sand was utilized on the town maintained roads. As we all know, winter is not what it used to be; we have more ice on our highways during the cold months. To make traveling safer for us, more sand was used last winter than in previous years. For proof of this ask any of the
eleven high school students participating in the Spring Sweep-Up.
The crew is to be commended for their hard work and diligence. They spent four days in the heat, cold, rain, and wind; doing a job that would tax even the hardiest of us!
Our sincere thanks goes out to the Town Crew, Chris Madden, Richard Chase, Robbie Coburn, Robbie Cook, Mike Brown, Jason Bracket, Brian Gormely, Bobby Robinson, James Wright, Nick Young, and Jeremy Ferris.
(Editor’s note: We cannot forget other areas in Milo that received sprucing up. Dan Nutter, Ken Greenlaw, Paul McKusick, Tom Witham, Chet Gillis, John Daggett, and Carl Mott from Millinocket cleaned up the roads, parking lots, and yards around the Milo schools. We tip our hats to all of you.)
BY NANCY GRANT
1894 An original letter from the scrapbook of Helen Livermore, written to her mother.
Milo, Aug. 14, 1894
Miss Flossie Taylor:
We have decided to give you the school in Dist. No. 9. Wages $4.75 per week, including board. School to commence Sept. 3.
Examinations Sept. 1, 9 A.M. at the village school house.
It is not necessary for you to be present unless you wish to.
S. D. Page
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A FEW UNSOLICITED TESTIMONIALS
Milo, Maine, Dec. 19, 1905
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I had a very bad cough for some time, tried many cough medicines, none done me any good until I used Scribner’s. It cured me in a very short time.
Mrs. Caroline Mills, Milo Maine
I have used Mr. Scribner’s Cough Medicine in my family and find it better than anything I ever used for a cough. Mrs. Helen Godsoe, Milo
I have used Scribner’s Cough Medicine and consider it the best remedy on the market. No family can afford to be without it. Respectfully,
J.C. Cleaves, Milo, Me.
In the winter of nineteen hundred five, I had a cold and was so hoarse I could scarcely speak. I found relief after taking Mr. Scribner’s Cough Remedy.
Sincerely, Alton Warren, Milo, Me.
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THREE RIVERS KIWANIS NEWS
CHILDREN: PRIORITY ONE
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.
APRIL 24 MEETING NOTES
BY JANET RICHARDS, SECRETARY
The Kiwanis gathering began with twenty-five members present, guest CeCe Harmon, and perspective new member Steve Hamlin.
The interclub planned for Orono/Old Town was canceled for Tuesday the 23rd, but hopefully is on for Tuesday the 30th.
The newspaper is doing great, keep the news coming!
The Kiwanis Birthday Calendar is being circulated. If anyone wishes to place an order, please let a Kiwanian know.
If you haven't been upstairs at the Town Hall to see all the work that has been completed, it would be worth your time to make the trip. The curtains, lights, new closet (thanks to Harry Greenlaw and Dan Bavelaar), sound system, and new chairs make it look brand new.
The RIF Committee met on the 17th and decided to do a summer book distribution that will probably be on August 23rd. The Key Club has offered to help.
A sign up sheet was circulated for help at the auction. It will be held on June 27 and 28 so clean out and we will gladly pick up.
The Kiwanis Variety Show, May 3 and 4, should be great nights of entertainment. The Community Chorus as well as all the acts have been and will be practicing all week to perfect their performances. Baked items are needed for both nights.
Two people have birthdays this week, Janet H. Richards on the 24th and Lance Harris on the 27th.
We were a happy bunch today with 22 happy and sad dollars being collected. Our best recovery wishes to Key Club member Eli Ladd!
The speaker was Tracy Stutzman, representing the Maine Highland Guild. This is an organization to
promote local products for this region. The Guild provides Brand Identity, promotes marketing outside the local area, workshops for crafters, artists to advise how to promote their crafts and develop business tactics, and networking to bring together experience with the newer business crafters. There is a need in this area to promote the local talents and heritage of individual business people. This organization is a very helpful group and hopes to help promote products and businesses. New maps will be distributed through the Chamber of Commerce. Thank you Tracy for your informative talk.
FOLLOW THAT RABBIT
'THE WONDERLAND STORY'
BY NANCY GRANT
The Class of 2002, under the direction of Mrs. Ellen Kirby, entertained the public on Friday and Saturday evenings with their very funny rendition of, Follow That Rabbit.
The roles were superbly performed by; Candice Ekholm-Alice, Brooke Hamlin-the White Rabbit, Peter Bissell-the Mock Turtle, Lindsay Hamlin-Lory, Shannon Wentworth-the Red Queen, Terry Joyce-Soldier One, Brandon Hoxie-Knave Of Hearts, Anders Hamlin-Soldier Two, Lacey Russell-Queen Of Hearts, Chad Gerrish-King Of Hearts, Ryan Stanchfield-Caterpillar, Leslie Chase-Duchess, Megan Russell-Cook, Ryan Stanchfield-Tweedledee, Adam Foran-Tweedledum, Peter Bissell-Mad Hatter, Kristen Farrar-March Hare, Elizabeth Laverty-Dormouse, Kimberly Zimmerman-Rose, AJ Gahagan-Flower 1, Eve Byrne-Flower 2, April Allen-White Queen, Peter Bissell-Knight, Megan Russell-Humpty Dumpty, Eve Byrne-Alice’s Sister, Paul Kusnierz-Dodo, and Chet Gillis as the Cheshire Cat.
The senior class would like to thank the following for their help in making this production memorable:
The Dragon’s Den Costume Shop, in Corrina, for costumes and accessories.
Lacey Russell and the generosity of Mr. Sean Wasson for the posters, tickets, and programs.
Mr. Justin Kelleher and the Speech and Drama class for the backdrops and props.
Mrs. Sheila Bissell for the Mad Hatter, the Mock Turtle, and Rose’s costumes.
Mr. Edwin Treworgy and the Three River’s Kiwanis for the beautiful stage, lights, and sound system.
Click here for pictures of the play!
BY NANCY GRANT
Larry and Gini Foss of Milo were surprised on Saturday, April 27th with a 40th wedding anniversary party at Miller’s Restaurant in Bangor. Their children and families, Sheri and Peter Conley of Milo, Becky and Cliff Smith of Fairfield, and Chuck and Robyn Foss of Saco hosted it. Enjoying the evening were the parents of the bride and groom as well as many other guests. Lawrence Foss and Virginia Washburn were married in Milo on April 21, 1962. They celebrated their anniversary earlier this month with a trip to Rome, Florence, and Venice, Italy.