Three Rivers News, 2002-10-15

Photos by Seth Barden
     The students at Milo Elementary were very busy this week decorating pumpkins. The pumpkins were supplied from area farmers and will be given to elderly shut-ins. The volunteers of the Meals for Me program will be taking the festive decorations to patrons of Meals for Me.
     Here the kindergarten classes of Milo Elementary School are painting their beautiful creations. Val and Sue at the Milo Meals for Me. kitchen would like to thank all the teachers and students who participated; over one hundred of our areas Senior Citizens will have a much more colorful Halloween thanks to you!

The Brownville Jct. United Methodist Church thrift shop will be open
Wednesday October 16th. 10AM-1PM.
We have a great selection of winter
clothes. This week buy one get one free!

     On October 19, 2002, Milo-Brownville Neighbors Against Domestic Violence is holding a public prayer breakfast at the Brownville Junction United Methodist Church. The breakfast will be held from 7am-9am with a prayer service to follow.
     The public is welcome and encouraged to attend. Donations are welcome.

     A big thank you goes out to all staff members and students of SAD # 41 who helped make the Lee National Denim Day such a success. October 4th was "Wear Your Jeans to Work Day" - an annual event sponsored by Lee Jeans to raise money for breast cancer research and treatment. Participants made a donation wore their jeans to school. and received a pink ribbon or pin to signify their support for finding a cure for breast cancer.
     A total of $750.00 ($250.00 more than last year!) was raised and donated to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.
     The staff at Milo Elementary School began their day early with a breakfast and auction. More than $100.00 was raised at the auction and added to the total donation. Elaine Tardiff, a second grade teacher at the Milo Elementary School, was the auctioneer.
And from Lagrange….
     Congratulations to the staff and students at the Marion C. Cook School for their generous donations to support the research and cure for breast cancer on our Lee Denim Day. Our school is very proud to have contributed almost $100.00 to this very important cause.
     We especially want to congratulate our K/1 students for being the largest classroom contributor. Thanks also to the parents that helped their children to donate to this project!.

     Going, going, gone! Elaine Tardiff displays one of the many wonderful items that were auctioned at the Milo Elementary School on Wear Your Jeans To Work Day.

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Reminder to the Class of 1977 of Penquis Valley High School
     The 25 year reunion of the Penquis Valley class of 1977 is to be held at Jeff's Catering in Bangor on Nov. 29th. Anyone who did not receive an invitation due to address changes or for whatever reason, please contact Patty Huntley @ 207-942-5135 for all necessary info. Patty's address is 77 Larkin St., Bangor, ME 04401. If anyone should know someone from the class of 1977 please pass this info on. Thanks!.

Thanks to all…
     We want to thank those who generously brought goods to the Milo Methodist Church food cupboard. The items are greatly appreciated. Also there will be a special meeting of the UMW on Thursday, October 24, at seven PM to discuss the Christmas Fair.


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     There will be a rabies clinic held on Saturday, November 9, at the Milo Town Hall. The clinic will be held from 10:00 am until 11:00 am and all dogs and cats are welcome. The cost for the shots are rabies- $6.00, and distemper- $10.00.
     The clinic is sponsored by the towns of Milo and Brownville and by the Foxcroft Veterinary Hospital.

From Cook School in LaGrange….
     APRIL MORGAN (Ms. Ivy's class), DYLAN LECLAIR (Mrs. Carter's class) and LEWIS SANBORN were applauded for being Terrific Kids at our weekly assembly. We are proud of you!
     Kathy Foss gave bus awards to TREVOR LYFORD, MORGAN DRAKE and MIKE DRAKE. Kathy thanks you for riding safely.
     Mrs. Chapman awarded LOGAN GRANT, WILLIAM VAN DORN, RICHIE RUSSELL and JOSH SOMERS as Artists of the Week. Their latest creations are hanging on the bulletin board in the entrance hallway.
     The students and staff recognized Kathy Foss and Jenn Baker for their excellent work in setting up, serving and cleaning up after our lunch. Several students read letters to Kathy and Jenn. A large poster signed by our school family was presented. It will hang in the cafeteria. Kathy and Jenn received many cards thanking them for all they do.
     Our annual Halloween Dance has been scheduled for Friday, October 26th, 6-8 PM. Students in grades K-5 who are accompanied by an adult are invited to attend. The price for admission is $1.00.

From Brownville Elementary…
     Brownville had some T-Totally Terrific Kids at Friday's assembly on October 4th. They were: MICHAEL VACHON in Kindergarton, ALLISON DURANT in First Grade, SARAH VOISINE in Second Grade, TAYLOR LOVEJOY in Third Grade, MIRANDA CONKLIN in Fourth Grade, and HANNA BACKUS in Fifth Grade.
     These students consistently make wonderful choices at the Brownville Elementary School. Congratulations to all of them.

From Milo Elementary…
From Mrs. Barden- Our TERRIFIC KID Is JONAH JOHNSON. Jonah is a super student and friend to all. He uses his “I care rules” and is very respectful. His workis always neat and he works quietly. Way to go Jonah!!!!
From Mrs. Mills- Our Terrific Kid loves math. He is always helpful to his classmates and friendly toward new friends. He follows the school rules and is a good role model for others. We all enjoy seeing ANTHONY MURANO'S smiling face each morning.
From Mrs. Dunham- Our TK is a wonderful role model. He works hard to complete his daily assignments. He is a very good active listener during class time. There is always a smile on his face as he begins each school day. We love having SHAWN PULLYARD in our class.
From Mrs. Gillis- I know a girl named MORGAN HALL,
She is a friend to one and all,
Reading and walking she likes,
Going to bed she dislikes,
Someday she'll be a vet on call.
From Mrs. Dell'olio- SADIE ZAMBRANO is our Terrific Kid this week. She shares her things, she is very interested in horses, can run fast, she is nice to her classmates, works hard, enjoys writing stories, and is a good listener.

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From Mrs.Hayes- Our Terrific Kid is making great choices. She is cooperating with the teachers and the bus drivers. She is fixing problems with a happy smile. She is playing nicely with friends at recess and we are very proud of this accomplishment. She sits in the very front for all group discussions and listens carefully. She is learning to color softly and neatly and she is working hard at reading, writing and getting jobs done. We are proud and happy to have MORGAN RIDEOUT in our classroom.
From Mrs.Tardiff and Mrs.Hussey- CODY HERBEST- Cody is a good friend and a whiz at math. He follows the rules and is respectful of others' feelings. We are proud of you!
TYLER PELLETIER-Tyler is a hard worker, who always produces neat work. He is a math whiz and a good friend to his classmates. We are proud of you!
From Mrs. Walker and Mrs. Carey- TYLER TRASK is a sweet little boy who likes to be a big helper in the room. He enjoys all our activities and even REST TIME! He follows the Golden Rule and is a terrific respectful KID. He likes snakes and likes to play a joke on Mrs. Walker. Congratulations TT Tyler we love you.
ADRIANA BLAIS Adriana is a new sweet, dear, little friend, we all love in Kindergarten. She loves books and stories. She has many friends and follows the Golden Rule each day. She is giggly and bubbly too. Congratulations we love you.
From Mrs. Whitney- Mrs. Whitney's classroom is taking a break this week from the Terrific Kid program and reevaluating exactly what tributes make a Terrific Kid. We will hopefully join the program after vacation.
Terrific Bus Students
     Each week, Bus Driver Joe Beres selects students to be recognized as Bus Students of the Week. He selects students who work hard during the week to follow the bus rules and ride safely on the bus. Joe has recognized students on his bus for several years. Students receive a certificate and a treat at the weekly assembly. This school year the following students have been recognized: KENNY PENNINGTON, BRITTNEY BANKER, SHAWN PULLYARD, DEVON GERRISH, KARYSA POLCHES, LAURA DOUCETTE, JOE COMEAU, ROBBIE PELLETIER, TIFFANY LYFORD, JESSICA PREBLE, JEFFREY LYFORD and DYLAN RHODA.

Terrific Kids Assemblies are Terrific
     The Terrific Kids assembly is held each Friday afternoon at 1:45 at Milo Elementary School. My schedule allows me to attend them and I have been to the last two. I encourage anyone who has a child attending the school, or either of the other elementary schools in our district, to try to get to one. I can only imagine how great a child feels after being recognized for one of the many awards given out at each one, and the positive energy from the gathering always gives me a lift.
     The Milo teachers are all so happy, positive and encouraging and I’m sure the teachers at the Brownville and LaGrange schools are just as wonderful. The feelings of friendship and love of community and country must stay with all involved for days to come.

     I would like to take this opportunity to thank each and every person involved with educating our kids. Being a teacher or any other school related worker is a huge responsibility and every one of you is to be commended.

Submitted by Chris Martin
     A group of Penquis cheerleaders attended a cheering camp this summer with their coach Tammy Murano. Five girls from the group were invited to perform at the pre-game show for the Orange Bowl. Four of those girls are working on raising funds to attend. They will be holding a bottle drive during the month of October.
     C&J’s has an account for them and you can help by dropping your bottles and cans off there. If you would like them picked up please call Tiffany Bishop at 943-0993, Heather Donaghy at 943-5192, Amanda Martin at 965-8021 or Kristen Lee at 943-2668. Uno’s in Bangor is also working with the girls to help their fund-raising project. On October 17th anyone can donate 20% of his or her bill during supper to help out. Please watch for further updates.




     A new business is opening at 26 Main Street in Milo. The business is Red Earth.
     Services include massage therapy, polarity, and Feng Shui consultation. There will also be polarity yoga, Feng

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Shui, and other classes offered. Proprietor, Andrea Beaudoin, of Milo, graduated from a Registered Polarity Practitioner program at the Polarity Realization Institute in Ipswich, MA, on June 30, 2002.
     Polarity therapy is a form of bodywork that enhances the flow of energy in the body and promotes well being. It is very relaxing, like massage, and feels wonderful.
     Andrea Beaudoin will graduate from a massage therapy program at Headhunter Institute in Portland Maine on October 31, 2002. Andrea provides therapeutic Swedish massage, including reflexology and aromatherapy. Andrea is also available for home consultations to enhance the flow of energy in your home and create an atmosphere that fully supports your good health and well being.
     The business officially opens on Saturday, November 2nd, when Andrea will be hosting an open house from 10 am – 4 PM.
     Refreshments will be served, and Andrea will be available to answer questions, offer demonstrations, and schedule appointments.
     Stop by to find out what polarity therapy is all about and enter a drawing to win a free massage or polarity session. To contact Red Earth, call 943-2325

Brownville Trivia
Choose the best answer.
1. Brownville's first woman town manager was (is) (a) Greta Connors (b) Celestia Vale Tukey (c) Sophie Wilson (d) Nancy Cook.
2. Brownville's first recreation director was (is) (a) Gerry Jean (b) Doug Drinkwater (c) Dean Bellatty (d) Mike Boise
3. (a) Stages (b) Jitneys (c) Locomotives (d) Oxen ran between Brownville Junction and Katahdin Iron Works in the late 1920s.
4. Alice Barnes taught (a) piano (b) square dancing (c) sewing (d) French.
5. The (a) Smith School (b) Tannery School (c) Barton School (d) Perfield School was between Stickney’s and Larson’s on the East Ridge.
6. Mrs. Eleanor Rosebush married one of her (a) teachers (b) ministers (c) coaches (d) students.
7. Jack Heskett was a(n) foreman (b) payroll clerk (c) cook (d) time keeper at Ladd's Mill.
8. (a) Jack Brown (b) Mike Knox (c) Jim Rosebush (d) Bill Bellatty led the Eastern Maine champion Railroaders in scoring in 1959.
9. Albion Farnham attended (a) BJHS (b) Higgins (c) Colby (d) all of these.
10. Sargae Rugale was from (a) Russia (b) Germany (c) France (d) Poland.
Answers: 1-c 2-b 3-b 4-a 5-a 6-d 7-c 8-a 9-d 10-a

Women's Listening Forums
     Penquis Cap, the Penquis Higher Education Center and Women, Work, and Community would like to hear from women living in Dover Foxcroft, Guilford, Milo, Dexter and the surrounding areas, on their thoughts and concerns about child care, health care, women's safety, education, self employment and good paying jobs for women in the area.
     Listening forums have been held statewide since July in over 15 locations. The goal is to have women's input and feedback from each county in the state. Information gathered from these forums will be used to inform legislators and policy makers about the issues and concerns of women throughout the State.
     Maine Women's Voices: Creating an Economic Security Agenda was created by a broad group of organizations last spring to address what women are seeing as issues in their communities.

     This is a second opportunity for women in this area to provide their input and the forum will be held on Tuesday October 29 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Penquis Higher Education Center on Mayo Street, Dover Foxcroft. Light refreshments will be provided. Please RSVP to Penquis Cap at 564-7116 or email

     I think the number of people out there getting their physical activity in by walking is growing. I see people everywhere I go - hustling along.
     Have you ever noticed that not too many people yield for Pedestrians?
     I know there are some towns in which you always feel safe crossing the street. Is Milo one of them? I am not so sure it is! Lets all make sure that we feel safe in our own town.
     Our weekly project is to STOP for all those people out walking. Let them cross the street so that they don't lose the pace they have set.
     Do you think we can do it?
Good luck ,
Until next week
Aunt Bea Kind

Editors Note: This subject has been a pet peeve of mine for a long time. I urge everyone to pay more attention to the many crosswalks in our area. Not only should you stop if someone is in the crossing, but watch for others stopping. I have been stopped at a crosswalk before and had an inpatient driver pass me on the right. This seems to happen a lot at the Park Street crossings in Milo.
     Another dangerous situation is when a driver stops and signals a bike rider to cross (usually a young person). I’ve seen the driver in the other lane drive fail to notice that I have given the biker the signal to go across the roadway and almost hit the rider.
     Let’s all do all we can to make Milo a friendly and SAFE town.

     This has been a busy week for the new computers. We have often had multiple users, but no more waiting. How nice to be able to accommodate our patrons. Patrons seem to feel more comfortable to try a computer when there is more than one machine. Pam and I really enjoy the one in the office too. But that’s all for computers this week. Now on to the rest of the book list.

Beamer, Lisa - LET’S ROLL
Grimes, Martha - THE GRAVE MAURICE
Hoag, Tami - DARK HORSE
Jakes, John - CHARLESTON
Jennings, Peter - IN SEARCH OF AMERICA
Kellerman, Jonathan - THE MURDER BOOK
King, Stephen - FROM A BUICK 8
Krentz, Jayne Ann - SWEET STARFIRE
Lacey, Robert - MONARCH
Lardo, Vincent - McNALLY’S ALIBI
Larson, Deborah - THE WHITE. .
McLaughlin, Emma - THE NANNY DIARIES
Maron, Margaret - SLOW DOLLAR
Parker, Robert B. - SHRINK RAP
Phillips, Susan - BREATHING ROOM
Pickard, Nancy - TRUTH HURTS
Quindlen, Anna - BLESSINGS
Roberts, Nora - HOT ICE
Sebold, Alice - THE LOVELY BONES
Sloan, Susan - ACT OF GOD
Sparks, Nicholas - NIGHTS IN RODANTHE
Valentine, Katherine - A MIRACLE FOR ST. CECELIA’S

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     These are the newest books we have received so far, but I have back-ordered books and they will be coming as soon as they are published. Many of you have been looking for the latest Sue Grafton book Q is for Quarry . We do not have it yet , but it is supposedly due out this month, and we have it on order. Also coming this month hopefully are books by Maeve Binchy, Jan Karon, Robert Ludlum and Stuart Woods.

Bring in those overdue books

Library Winter Hours
Mon, Wed, Fri : 2:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Sat : 2:00 - 4:00 pm

MHS Class of 1948 to Meet
     The Milo High School Class of 1948 will hold a Luncheon meeting on Wednesday, October 23rd at the American Legion Hall. The cost is $6 per person. Alumni from other classes are invited to attend - please contact Myrna Ricker at 943-7497 if you plan to join us.
     Lunch will be provided by the American Legion Auxiliary, beginning at noon. Diane Burton and her talented cooks have provided our July luncheons for the past five years. The usual socializing and updates on communications from classmates will precede and continue through the luncheon.
     Our next breakfast meeting will be held on January 7, 2003 at Freda & Everett Cook's Bread & Breakfast on High Street.

A Historical Review of [nearby]Little Wilson Falls - Part 2
Remarkable Solitude on the Appalachian Trail
Maine Life, by Richard R. Shaw, January 1974
(Submitted by C.K. Ellison, 2002)
     Little Wilson Falls are by no means "little," being so named of course because of location on the Little Wilson Stream. Rather, they are quite large in terms of beauty, uniqueness, solitude and history. Anyone interested in these qualities should definitely take a bit of Yankee advice and plan to spend a day in the Little Wilson Falls region. Your satisfaction is guaranteed.
     How to reach Little Wilson Falls: The shortest and most desirable manner in which to find the falls is to first, by car, take U.S. Route 15 north to Monson. After passing through the Main Street, take the first road on the right, which is conspicuously and conveniently marked by the brown sign of the Appalachian Trail.
     Continue approximately 7 miles on this paved road until you come to a faint dirt road to your left, marked by Appalachian markers, just before the crossing the cement bridge spanning Big Wilson Stream. Travel left, by auto, onto this faint road for about one mile until you come to the Little Wilson Campsite. It is best to park your car here and hike the rest of the way into the falls, which are 1.8 miles. Next, cross the stream via the wooden bridge, located only a few yards downstream from the campsite, and continue up the dirt road several hundred feet until you come to another Appalachian Trail marker on the left side of the road reading, "Little Wilson Falls -- 1.50 miles; Monson -- 11.10 miles."
     Travel onto this path, which is obviously marked with the white blaze of the Appalachian Trail. During the warmer months, and even into the Fall this trail is usually extremely muddy so dress accordingly. After about 1.5 miles on this trail a blue-blazed side trail supposedly leads a short distance to the left, to the base of the Little Wilson Falls. However, this trail was until very recently very difficult to locate so you will probably have to make your own trail with care down the mildly steep hill to the falls. It is also interesting to continue on the white trail for a few yards further, climbing up the natural slate steps, until you come to the top of the falls. The view down the waterfall and into the slate basin below is especially rewarding.

     The Little Wilson Falls are accessible in all 4 seasons, depending on how much effort you wish to take to reach them. Autumn is the most desirable season, I think, because of black flies, excessive mud and hot weather. But summer, winter, fall or spring, the Little Wilson Falls trip should not be missed.

My Experience as a Police Officer
Police Brutality?
     In July 1988 I was working a night shift along with a then part-time officer Robert Young (now a lieutenant with the Piscataquis County Sheriff's Department). We were having problems on Main St. across from Trask Insurance building with a couple of guys who were having their own little party. After having been warned to go some place else it was decided we’d better do something about it. We pulled up to the two guys and asked if they were drinking. They both denied drinking. In the grass behind them were full-unopened beers. I told the two guys that since they were not drinking then we would just take the beer we found behind them. Both Officer Young and I grabbed the beer. We started putting the beer in the cruiser when one of the guys came up from behind and shoved me. He said we could not take the beer because they had bought and paid for that beer. I grabbed the guy that shoved me and was starting to put the handcuffs on the first guy when the second guy shoved me. Officer Young grabbed the first guy. I went to grab the second guy. I had hold of his arm when he pulled away and took off running. Since the first guy was not resisting he was put into the cruiser without being handcuffed.
     We got into the cruiser and chased after the second guy who was now running across the bridge toward Riverside St. He was rounding the corner by Comeau's building when we caught up to him. He stopped running as we pulled up. As we got out of the cruiser the guy started running again. We started to chase after him and he fell down. We caught him at that point and put the handcuffs on him. This guy had some minor scrapes on his knees and legs where he had fallen.
     On the way to jail the guy who had run was threatening us, telling Officer Young and I he was going to sue us for assaulting him. This had gone on all the way from Milo to Dover. As we were going by the bowling alley the runner asked his buddy to help him out in making a better case against us. The runner asked his buddy to punch him in the face. At first the guy said no. The runner kept asking him and then he would be able to sue the Police Department. As we were coming on to Fairview Ave. the first guy drew off and smacked his buddy right in the face giving him a bloody nose. The runner was now saying, “ Look at this, now I am going to sue you”. I asked him, ‘what for? We didn't touch you. You're going to have to sue your buddy.’
     Both guys were booked at the county jail. Neither one of them did anything further to try and sue to Police Department!

Traditions of a Milo-ite
     My yard is a total collision of seasons. Summer baskets of wave petunias still flourishing on the one hand.....and Halloweeen scenes with pumpkins and mums on the other hand. It's really beginning to confuse my senses. My bedroom is in the same state of confusion that my porch and yard are in. I've got stacks of fall clothes piled here and there awaiting the iron. I've got summer clothes stacked there and here waiting for the weather to cool off enough for me to dare to pack them away. Summer shirts here.....long sleeved blouses there....turtlenecks still stored in plastic tubs (because I'm darned sure I don't need those yet!)

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     We all know that this little in-between time will be short lived. They're talking about snow in Aroostook County tonight for heaven's sake! I can always tell when we get to this time of year because my friend Cheryl gets "squirrely." You should see her pantry! She's definitely ready. Pickles and jellies and jams abound on her shelves. Her freezer is filling up and she's definitely battening down the hatches. It pays to make friends with a squirrel. She tends to want my pantry to look just like hers, and it's on its way! I have sampled some of the most delectable preserves from her kitchen in the last few weeks.
     I've got my Christmas corner all started, too. My Christmas corner is two big cardboard boxes piled next to my husband's bureau. The children know that it is totally taboo to go near the Christmas corner. I'm sure they peek when they get the chance...but, that's half the fun of it anyway. Then, they have to wonder whose stuff is whose. They'll still be wondering come Christmas morning, because we never give them a straight story until the opening begins.
     I love this time of year. The weather is brisk, but not too cold yet. There is still light in the sky through supper, and even for a little while afterwards. The leaves are becoming absolutely gorgeous, and they are still on the trees. They usually aren't so pretty when they need raking, and trees definitely aren't pretty without leaves at all (although I've seen some gorgeous pictures of bare trees silouetted against a red sunset). A walk in my neighborhood the other night gave me a wonderful sense of peace. What could be better than living in a small town in Maine on a beautiful early fall evening. People were getting on with their business at every home. Dogs were barking their greeting in nearby yards, and the sound of a train whistle off in the distance gave me a wonderful feeling of belonging. I love it that I am a small-town girl.
     Thank your lucky stars if you're a small-town girl. We're so much safer, and life is so much slower. Have you ever tried to go out to do a bunch of errands in Portland on a Saturday morning? It's brutal! You can only do about two errands. For the majority of people who live down there it's miles to a shopping area, with many stoplights in between. The stores are all huge and it's hard to get checked out.'s another struggle to get to the next place. If you haven't become discouraged by this time, the one advantage to being in the city is having lots of choices if you want to go out to lunch. That must be the reason why people prefer living that kind of fast paced life.
     We had a busy weekend eating out in Bangor and going to the movies with some friends last Friday night. On Saturday night we stayed in town and went to the Coffee House. The band was excellent, and the desserts were to die for. I'm so glad we made the choice to go. The Kiwanis Town Hall Arts Committee had things looking lovely, and it was a totally enjoyable evening for all who attended. The sound and lighting system at the Town Hall is spectacular. We are so lucky that these renovations have been done. It has been no small task.
     Not only does this season bring out the squirrely nature of my friends, but it also gets the mind to thinking about what treats we might be conjuring up for Halloween and the other fast approaching holidays. Here are two candy recipes that I've gathered from my friends at Brownville Elementary School over the years. The first one came from Ruth Heath many years ago.

Chocolate Pizza
1 12 oz. package of chocolate bits - melted in the microwave for 3 minutes.
Add: 1 cup rice krispies
1 cup mini marshmallows
1/4 to 1/2 cup peanut butter
     Pour into a waxed paper lined 9" cake pan.Melt 1 cup milk chocolate or butterscotch bits for 2 minutes on High in the microwave and spread on top of the first layer. (I have seen this recipe reversed with the milk chocolate pieces melted and mixed for the bottom layer, and the semi-sweet bits melted for the top)
     Quickly top with M&M's, coconut, sprinkled confectionery sugar, candied cherries, whatever! Freeze for 10 or 15 minutes and then store in a cool and dry place.
     This next recipe came from Lynn Weston - try it, it's totally yummy!

3/4 cup oleo
1 cup confectionary sugar
1 beaten egg
2 teaspoon mint flavoring (Lynn said either mint or rum....I've never tasted this with rum flavoring)
     Beat with an electric mixer. Add 12 oz. semi-melted (almost completely melted) chocolate bits. Beat. Spread in a greased 9X9 pan.
     Freeze for about an hour then you can cut won't be wanting to cut big pieces as these are rich. After you cut them, they can either stay in the freezer or just in the refrigerator

Science Corner
Glands from top to bottom. Give the highest gland a 1 and the lowest 10

1. Salivary a. 1
2. Pancreas b. 2
3. Pineal c. 3
4. Thymus d. 4
5. Thyroid e. 5
6. Sex Glands f. 6
7. Pituitary g. 7
8. Hypothalamus h. 8
9. Adrenal i. 9
10. Parathyroid

j. 10

Food Poisoning
     It usually requires large numbers of bacteria to bring about food poisoning. The problem is that under ideal conditions one bacterium can multiply to 2,097,152 within seven hours. Bacteria grow best from 39 degrees to 122 degrees and food should not be stored in that range. When food is placed in the refrigerator while it is warm it gives the bacteria time to grow before the food cools off.
     Food poisoning bacteria are everywhere and get on food through poor handling and storage or through lack of personal hygiene by people who prepare or serve it.
     Hands, utensils and cutting boards can become contaminated easily from raw foods. If not thoroughly cleaned, and cooked, food coming in contact with items used with raw foods become contaminated.
     Raw food should always be stored at the bottom of a refrigerator and ready to eat foods should be stored on shelves above them. This will prevent bacteria from dropping on the prepared food. Food should always be stored in clean non-toxic washable sealed containers or covered with foil or plastic.
     There are four major types of infection. Salmonella is usually obtained from contaminated meat, eggs and egg products. The

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onset of symptoms usually occurs 6-72 hours after ingestion. The symptoms are nausea, stomach cramps, diarrhea, fever and headache.
     Bacillus infection is the second type. Sources of this food poisoning are usually found with cereals, rice, meat products and packet soups. The symptoms usually occur from 1 to 7 hours after ingestion and never longer than 24 hours. This food poisoning is different from Salmonella. It is caused by spores of bacteria that are not killed during cooking. When the temperature cools, the bacteria leave the spore state and multiply. A bacterial spore is a protective device for some bacteria. When conditions are harsh, rather than dying the bacteria envelop themselves in an impermeable shell and wait until conditions improve. Symptoms are nausea, vomiting diarrhea and stomach cramps.
     Staphylococcus aureus produces a toxin that is not destroyed when the food is cooked. These bacteria are commonly found in the nose and mouth of humans. Foods generally affected are meat, eggs, mayonnaise-based salads, and cream or custard filled desserts. The symptoms are acute vomiting, nausea, occasionally diarrhea and cramps. Staphylococcus itself is not the problem. It produces poisons called toxins that are not broken down by the heat of cooking.
     The most lethal from of food poisoning is botulism. It is caused by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. The clostridiums are for the most part a bad lot of bacteria. Tetanus is caused by one of the cousins of Clostridium botulinum. There are seven types of Clostridium botulinum but only four cause human botulism. There are between 10 and 30 outbreaks in the US every year. Most of these are caused by home canned foods. Clostridia are anaerobic bacteria. This means that they grow where there is a lack of oxygen. This is why tetanus occurs only in puncture wounds. It is the toxin produced that is the danger. The toxin can be destroyed by boiling for at least 10 minutes. Canned corn, peppers, green beans, soups, beets, asparagus, mushrooms, ripe olives, spinach, tuna fish, chicken and chicken livers, luncheon meats, ham, sausage, stuffed eggplant, lobster and smoked salted fish have all been implicated in botulism. Symptoms usually take 18 to 36 hours to show themselves but sometimes can take from 4 hours to 8 days. Early symptoms are weakness, dizziness, double vision and progressive difficulty in speaking and swallowing. One of the problems with botulism detection is that the shortest test takes a minimum of 48 hours to show its presence.
     The incidence of the disease is low but the mortality rate is high if not treated quickly.
Answers: 1)d, 2)i, 3)a, 4)g, 5)f, 6)j, 7)c, 8)b, 9)h, 10)e

Milo Resident Raises Over $2,500 in Heartwise Walk
     October 5th started out as a wet, rainy day. However, at about 10 a.m., the time when the Mayo Regional Hospital Heartwise Walk was near its start, the sun broke through and it turned off bright and sunny.
     When all the funds were turned in, Phil Gerow had a total of $2,506, compared to the $2,204 he raised last year. It was a struggle, but thanks to the generosity of local business and citizens, he was able to go over his goal of $2,500.
     Phil’s youngest daughter Beth, from Portland, walked with her father again this year, raising more than $100. She dedicated her walk “In honor of the Heroes of 9-11-01.”
     Both he and his daughter wish to thank all who helped in any way to make their goals come true.
     Funds raised during the walk are to purchase new equipment for the Heartwise Rehabilitation Program. It also provided scholarships for those individuals unable to meet the cost of enrollment in the program. Medicare does not pay for this cost. Members sometimes question this because Medicare would fund the cost of heart surgery, yet won’t pay for preventive measure for the program.
     Following the walk, all participants were invited out to Dr. Hap and Judy Gerrish’s home on Sebec Lake for a cookout of ‘heart healthy foods.’ If you haven’t tried turkey burgers, you should, they are delicious.

Submitted by Phil Gerow
     Nearly 300 retired Maine educators attended the 50th annual Maine Retired Teachers Association at the Augusta Civic Center on Thursday, October 3, 2002.
     In keeping with the theme of the 50th Anniversary, the Civic Center was decorated with gold and white. Individuals entering the auditorium made comments about never having seen the place ‘so beautiful.’ Phil co-chaired the decorating with Jean Fernald.
     During the morning program, 16 Volunteer Leadership Awards were presented; one to a member from each of Maine’s 16 counties’ retired teacher associations. Gerow was recognized for his leadership in various activities in the town of Milo and the County of Piscataquis. He has organized blood drives, is a Lay Leader of the Park Street Methodist Church, has been chairman or a member of the 175th Anniversary Committee Celebration and the Year 2000 Celebration for Milo. Phil has been active in the Piscataquis County Special Olympics for the past two years at Dover-Foxcroft. He recently raised $2,506 for the 11th Annual Mayo Regional Hospital Heartwise Program Walk held Saturday, October 5th.
     Phil was presented with a clock engraved with the award, date, and place. He also received a certificate and a check for $50 from the MRTA. He is president of the Piscataquis County Retired Educators Association and Chairman of the Pre-Retirement of the MRTA.
     Attending the convention with Phil was his wife Ina Jane Gerow. Each county had a display of crafts and hobbies. At the Piscataquis County table were two flower girl gowns and a log cabin lap robe made by Ina Jane as well as a ‘T-shirt’ shaped cake decorated especially for the MRTA’s 50th, decorated in gold and white for the occasion, made by Phil.
     The program for the convention was a presentation by Clayton Rodgers, a keyboardist and singer, who traces the history of music of the different eras. He will be the guest at the Piscataquis County Retired Educators’ Annual Christmas Party to be held December 9, at noon, at Thayer Parkway in Dover-Foxcroft. All retired teachers from the county are asked to keep the date open.

4th Annual Quilt Show
Saturday, November 2, 2002
Brownville Jct. United Methodist Church
9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Admissions Accepted
By “The Monday Morning Quilters”
Let us display your quilt. Contact persons: Nora Roberts – 965-7371, e-mail – and Tony Mihalik – 965-7351.
Sandwiches, pie, and drinks on sale downstairs in the church dining room from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Church Fall Fair.
Door Prizes!!!
Paper Piecing Demonstration
Lap Robes and other quilted items for sale.

WHERE – Penquis Valley High School
WHEN – Saturday, November 2, 2002
TIME – 4:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
ADMISSION – All you can eat for $3.50, advanced tickets, or $4.00 at the door.
MENU – Breakfast Buffet consisting of ham and eggs, baked beans, biscuits, pancakes, juice and coffee.

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     On Sunday, October 6, 2002, in the Milo Town Hall dining room, Adeline was honored by her friends and family at a birthday get together to celebrate her special day. The buffet and gift table and cake were beautifully decorated in pink and lavender.
     Enjoying the day with Adeline were: Linda and Marty O’Connor, Judy O’Connor, Kathy and Randy Holmes, Kevin and Sue O’Connor, Colleen Good, Maureen Burch, Kristin Burch, Ashley Burch, Erin O’Connor, Evan Horne, Joey Dube, Craig Walton, Mike and Jody O’Connor, Emma O’Connor, Nancy Grant, Betty Nevells and Carl Tracy, Viola Pesillo and Ron Tracy, Eldon and Winnie Gagnier, Judy Beaupain, Linda and Marty Wasilauskis, Eldon and Jane Gagnier, Bruce and Peggy McLean, Alyssa McLean, Evan McLean, Dan and Jean Corcoran, Julie McVey, Kyle, Kacey, and Kaylee McVey, Brenda Whitney, John Whitney, Susan and John Stantial, Wayne Stantial, Melissa Stantial, Doris Lozier, Natalie Harris, Barbara Doble, Gertrude Ellison, Bobby and Tanya Ellison and Dustin, Murrel Harris, and Carl and Althea Hamlin.

     Eight Key Club members will be volunteering during the Piscataquis Heritage Festival on October 12th and 13th. Thanks to Mr. Dennis Lyford for inviting our club to help. Dover, Dexter and Guilford Key Club members will also be helping out during the weekend. This is a good opportunity to help out the community while having a chance to work with other Key Clubbers.
     Thank you to Mr. David Walker for being our guest on October 3rd and to Mr. Dennis Dorsey for being our guest on October 10th. We look forward to Kiwanians visiting us every Thursday at 11:20 in the PV library. Colby Chase was the Kiwanis’ guest for breakfast on October 9th. Colby reported what he learned about the Kiwanis club’s activities to the Key Club at today’s meeting.
     The club officers are working hard at collecting member’s dues by October 15th. Our goal is to be awarded the Early Bird award for paying our dues prior to the due date. Thanks to everyone who has paid. Thanks to secretary, Lindsay Small, for completing the club’s report of activities from April through September. She did a great job and got it mailed before the due date. She’s off to a great start!
     Next week is a school vacation so the next meeting will be held on Thursday, October 24th at 6:00 PM in the PV library. We hope to have one evening meeting per month. The focus of this month’s meeting will be forming committees and planning upcoming events. We’ll be enjoying a meal of pizza and snacks before getting to work. We hope to see you there!

The High School
Local History Bonus
Reprints from MHS Breeze & other sources
Submitted by Myrna Ricker
     Milo High began functioning in 1892 in the building which the grammar school now occupies. The first class was graduated in 1895. Their first principal was a Mr. George Gould. The Commercial Department was started in 1907 with Miss Ward as instructor.
     As the number of scholars attending high school was increased each year, a new building was erected in 1906. This building we occupy today (1933), plus a new wing which was built on the north end of the building in 1922. This new wing gave the high school two rooms in the basement, two rooms on the first floor, and two rooms plus the small typing room on the second floor.
     The Home Economics and Manual Training departments were begun in 1924. Miss Gladys Gould was the first Home Economics instructor, and Mr. Carlon Purington was the first Manual Training teacher. Mr. Purington taught about one whole year. Mr. Kittredge (Melvin B.), who is our present (1933) instructor, succeeded him.
     For the first few years, the number of students graduating each year from the high school remained nearly the same. However, about 1919 the enrollment commenced to increase and has been growing larger ever since. The class of 1895 composed of 6 members. The class of 1910 graduated about 17. In 1921 there were 25 to graduate. The class of 1927 consisted of 35, and last year’s (1932) class graduated 44 members. Milo High is now an A class school and considered one of the best in the country. We surely hope it improves as much in the next 30 years as it has in the past.
(From: History of Milo High School, by Edna Christie, ‘33-Breeze 1933)

By Nancy Grant
     The Panthers of Milo High closed their season with a 4-1 victory over the Greenville Lakers to win the Penquis League Championship. Coach Lou Harris’ pastimers included Wendall Perry, Herbert Carey, Malcolm Doble, Al Hackett, Delmont Goddard, Eben DeWitt, Larry Stanchfield, Roger Clapp, Bernard Ricker, Herbert Lyford, Roger Petrie, Duane Brown, Bill Fletcher, and team manager Irvin Fletcher.

Thursday, October 2, 1958
Deer Causes Damage To Jct. Man’s Car
     A doe weighing approximately 200 lbs. was struck and killed last Saturday at 5:00 p.m. by a ‘57 Chevrolet Station Wagon, owned and operated by Andrew A. Michaud of Brownville Jct., when she tried to cross the Millinocket Road about 12-13 miles north of Jct. in Township 4 Range 9. An estimated $300-$350 damage resulted to the front end of the vehicle.
     Michaud told State Trooper Lester Knapp that he was traveling within the speed limit, and that when the deer jumped out in front of him there was no time to avoid hitting her.
     Michaud took the deer home with him, after obtaining the consent of Game Warden Earl Tukey.

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A story in 6 parts
     The first thing I heard the next morning was Paul jangling the stove covers. I cautiously opened one eye to see if he had seen me move. He had, and proceeded to let out a yell that brought little Bill right out of a sound sleep. It was still dark outside when I got up and pulled on my socks and trousers. The smell of steaming coffee and frying eggs speeded up the process of dressing and by the time those eggs were ready to come out of the pan, Bill and I were ready to eat them.
     The sky was light when we stepped out through the doorway. The night had been cold and the wet leaves of a few hours before were now frozen. We made more noise than an army going through the woods.
     Deciding that it was useless to hunt, we took stations where we could get a good view and watched for two hours. We left Bill at Second Brook; Paul going toward the north and I went up on the ridge, which runs parallel to Thompson Brook. I sat down against a tree and kept close watch. Before the two hours were past a cold wind sprang up, which chilled me to the bone. I stood it as long as I could then retreated to the thicket behind me. Gathering some bark and dry twigs, I soon had a fire, which felt good to my hands and feet, and the smoke, even though it made my eyes smart, was likewise welcome. I made friends with a chipmunk, which watched every move I made. While tossing him a raisin I heard a noise behind me, and turning, I saw Paul coming. He was laughing and calling me a sissy, but I noticed that it didn’t take him long to reach the fire.
     “Did you hear a shot just then?” I asked.
     “Yes, I think so; at least it sounded like one and it came from Bill’s direction,” he replied.
     We put out the fire carefully and began working our way toward Second Brook, where we had left Bill. We didn’t hurry and reached the ridge about eleven o’clock. Bill was not there!
     “He must have gone to camp, Paul. He probably got cold and headed for a warm fire,” I suggested.
     “Well, I guess we’d better do the same,” Paul Decided.
     We were not as cautious going back as we were going over, as we were hungry and anxious to make good time. The sun was shining, but the air was still cold. We arrived at camp, hoping to smell something cooking and to feel a warm fire burning, but we experienced neither. We had dinner and lay around camp until three o’clock, but still there was no sign of Bill. I began to get a little worried. I knew that he had enough raisins and chocolate to last him for over a day, a rifle with plenty of ammunition, besides being dressed for any kind of weather. He was a pretty good woodsman, too. He always carried a compass and knife and was cool-headed in any kind of situation.
     “Oh, he’ll be back in an hour,” observed Paul, trying to calm my fears.

     The hour passed slowly and not until it was dark under the table did we see or hear a sign of him. We finally heard him coming about a hundred yards from camp, crunching along in the dry leaves. I opened the door and yelled at him. He answered me, but by the sound I thought that he was tired, and so he was. After unloading and hanging up his rifle, he gave us his story.
     “I left the ridge,” he said, “about ten o’clock. It got so cold I had to move or freeze, so I moved. I followed Second Brook down to Wilson Stream and then came up to Smith Brook to the pond.” He stopped for a moment to get his breath, while I pulled off his boots. Then he continued. “Boy, I got tired. I sat down on a log where Smith Brook runs into the pond and when I picked up a branch to toss it out of the way, a nice doe jumped out of the thicket behind me. I did get a look at her, but that’s all.”
     “Well, I sympathized, “that’s dry hunting for you. They get all the breaks, especially with no snow and the leaves as dry as they are now.”
     “We need some snow, Carl,” Paul said.
     “If it keeps on clouding up, we’ll have some before morning,” Bill observed, as he opened the door and scanned the heavens. “The wind is right and it’s warm enough.”
     We hit the bunks at eight o’clock, but before crawling in, Paul made an official inspection of the weather and reported that it was spitting snow.
     “Tomorrow will be Thanksgiving. They’ll be having a big, fat turkey and all the fixin’s home; I wonder what we’ll have?” mumbled Bill as he rolled over.
     It was daylight in the swamp before we woke up the next morning. I made a dash for the door and the sight that met my eyes made my heart turn over and my voice came to life. “Wow!” I yelled, “We slay ‘em today, fellows. Official report: Three inches of soft light snow: Temperature; COLD. Roll out you guys!”
     The last order was not necessary. Bill and Paul were out of bed and half dressed by the time I had the door closed. We got breakfast in a hurry, packed some sandwiches and a can for tea and we were ready to leave. We left the dishes to be washed sometime in the futere. It was Thanksgiving morning. I felt lucky as I stepped softly into the new fallen snow.
     “If we don’t get one today, we’d better quit,” allowed little Willie.

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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.

     This week’s meeting began with twenty-three members and guest Colby Chase.
     President Edwin Treworgy welcomed everyone and Roy Bither received applause for his first meeting in four months. Welcome back Roy.
     Roy led the Pledge of Allegiance and Herbie led us in a prayer. Eben DeWitt read an amusing but poignant passage entitled, “All I ever needed to learn, I learned in kindergarten”.
     Along with the Dover Kiwanis newsletter, we received a thank you note from the new Guilford Kiwanis for our donation to their club.
     Trish reported that the Key Club is planning quite a few events. Four clubbers will help at the Heritage Festival on Saturday and five will be there on Sunday. The Fall Frolic is planned for October 26, December 18 is the blood drive at the high school from 2-7, October 19, they will attend a breakfast for Domestic Abuse, and in a month or so some of them will travel to the Manna Food Kitchen with a donation.
     The newspaper is doing well. The recipients of Terrific Kids will receive a paper with their name in that issue. Val and Nancy will be attending a workshop in Dover on October 24 sponsored by the MMA and UMF.
     The Coffeehouse went well even with a small attendance.
     The Maine Alliance for Arts and Education had requested sponsorship of plays in 2003 and 2004. This was declined due to the large monetary commitment required.
     A Christmas program is in the works for December 5.
     Reading is Fundamental, an October 15 meeting is planned with the first book distribution on October 23.

     The times have changed for the Terrific Kids presentations and regular volunteers are needed.
     The next interclub is being planned for October 15 to attend the breakfast in Dover.
     October 25th will be the turkey dinner for the Springer Spaniels Field Trials group and November 11 will be the Veteran’s dinner.
     Our speaker for next week will be Sheena Lundin.
     Edwin and Ethelyn are planning to attend the dinner at Pilot’s Grill where the Kiwanis New England Governor will be visiting. If you would like to go please let Edwin know by Thursday!
     A sign-up sheet was circulated for members to chair and join committees. Remember that many hands make light work.
     Birthdays this week include Maggie Robinson, Oct. 8 and Carroll Witham on Oct. 15.
     The October 3 Board meeting report was available for everyone to read.
Twenty-two happy and sad dollars were given this week for the Veteran’s dinner, NOT sharing a bed, granddaughter’s 2nd birthday, Roy being back, Terrific Kids, Coffeehouse, and losses by the Sox and Yankees.
     There was a lengthy discussion concerning donation requests. It was mentioned that the original mission of the club was to serve the communities and build better relationships with community members. There were many excellent suggestions; a policy to prioritize requests, the Board makes the decisions but all members raise the funds so if the Board can’t come to an agreement it should be brought before the members to vote, have a flexible policy, provide members with the knowledge of what funds are available, to have an endowment fund and only use the interest for donations, to make donations that will benefit the people in the Kiwanis area, to have a committee chairperson develop a budget and present it to the Board, and to possibly have a monthly treasurer’s report with a finance committee consisting of Jeff and two others. With a 501c3 foundation, the club could apply for grants and there would be more funds to use.
     The meeting was adjourned at approximately 7:40 am.
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