Three Rivers News, 2002-11-19

Shown above: (from left to right) Front, Benny Lumbra, Reuben Lumbra, Lynn Ricker. Back, Roddy Rublee, Stephen Lumbra.
     On Friday, Nov. 15, a surprise party was held at Oscar & Reuben Lumbra Inc., at which the employees were treated to cake and given a jacket commemorating the 50th birthday of Lumbra’s Mill.
     In 1952, father and son partners Oscar L. Lumbra and Reuben W. Lumbra, established Oscar & Reuben Lumbra Inc., a hardwood lumber manufacturer. The original mill was in Enosburg Falls, Vermont and moved to Milo in 1960 to take advantage of a better supply of hardwood logs. After a fire destroyed the sawmill in 1962, the company moved to its present location at 122 River Road. The sawmill operation continues as a family owned business. Reuben W. Lumbra is still active in the business along with three of his children, Lynn Ricker, Benny Lumbra, and Stephen Lumbra, and nephew, Rod Rublee.
     The sawmill provides hardwood lumber to the furniture, flooring, and pallet industries. Hardwood lumber production capacity is 7 million feet annually. Native Maine hardwoods are sawed and the species are as follows: (listed in order of greatest to least amount processed.) Hard Maple, Soft Maple, Yellow Birch, Ash, Beech, Oak and Basswood. Lumber is graded according to the National Hardwood Association (NHLA) rules and sold in trailer load quantities. Lumber is sold “green” (not dried), kiln dried, or air-dried. Primary sizes of the boards are 4”x4”, 5”x5”, 6”x6”,and 8”x4”, along with 4x4 and 4x6 pallet stock and pallet parts. Waste products, such as pulp chips, bark, and sawdust are marketed to area paper companies, biomass companies, and farmers.
     The customer base for the lumber includes manufacturers of furniture, flooring, stairways, architectural millwork, molding, baskets , paddles and oars, pallets, and boxes. The market area is primarily the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic States, Quebec, and New Brunswick.
     Hardwood logs are purchased from large and small landowners and public lands. Logs are then scaled with the Maine Rule and are competitively priced. Loads of mixed hardwoods are purchased year round. As a sawmill that doesn’t own it’s own forestland, Oscar and Reuben Lumbra, Inc., has long been dependent on the health and sustainability of Maine’s forests.
     The present sawmill became operational in 1996, and is an amazing complex. Technological advances in the manufacturing

process have helped better utilize the forest resources. The sawmill utilizes computer optimizing and scanning equipment that allows the recovery of more lumber from each log. The last several years have brought constant change to company operations, and Reuben and the gang always give the health and beauty of Maine’s forest lands consideration, as well as efficiency of the mill. The old sawmill was dismantled and sold because it was not cost effective to saw in the old plant. A drying kiln was added in 1999, which adds value to the lumber, while reducing shipping costs because the boards weigh less. A cut-up shop was added in 2000 to make “ready-to-nail” pallet parts. The cut-up shop allows better utilization of low-grade lumber.
     Oscar and Reuben Lumbra, Inc. is currently one of the largest property tax payers in the town of Milo, as well as one of its largest employers. Many families have benefited from the scholarship established at Penquis Valley High School to benefit employee’s children, or local children whose parents work in the forest or wood products industry.
     Because Lumbra’s Mill is off the beaten path, we don’t realize the large work force employed there. The following is a list of the employees and the length of time each has worked at the mill. You can see that Lumbra’s Mill makes a giant impact on the financial well being of our area, and that we are so lucky to have this thoughtful and thriving family business in our town.
     Here’s to a future filled with success and love to all of the owners and employees.

Larry Boobar-2 months Richard Boone-24 yrs
Scott Burton-3 yrs. Matthew Casavant-1 yr.
Clifford Davis-20yrs. Kenneth Demers-7 yrs
Jeffery Ellingson-1 yr. Larry Foss-34 yrs.
Justin Gorecki-3 yrs. Ed’Klunk’Gormley-14 yrs.
Arthur Grant-2 yrs. Richard Grant -1 yr.
Brian Hamlin-8 yrs. David Larson-40 yrs.
Joseph Larson-3 yrs. Benny Lumbra-23yrs
Reuben W. Lumbra-50 yrs Stephen Lumbra-17 yrs.
Marc McCleary-6 yrs. Lee McMannus-7 yrs
Lewis Nuite-5 yrs Larry Perkins-1 yr
Lynn Ricker-28 yrs. Roddy Rublee-23 yrs.
Peter Small-1 yr. Norman Smith-10 yrs.
Donnie Stanchfield-26 yrs. Laura Stanchfield-12 yrs.
Ryan Stanchfield-4 months Richard Thomas-18 yrs.
Joel Vail-23 yrs. John Webb-21 yrs.
Gary Wood-6 yrs

The Mount Katahdin Senior Citizens are having a Bake Sale Friday, November 22, at Maine Savings Federal Credit Union. Sale starts at 9:30. Get your Thanksgiving baking done early!

THURS., DEC.5 -- 7:00 PM

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December 1, 2002, Noon to 3:30 P.M. Penquis Valley High School, Sponsored By: Three Rivers Ambulance Service
     You will find Adorable Raggedy Ann and Andy Dolls, Pillows, Baskets, Model Ships, Towels, Plates, Candies, Fudge, Cookies, and much more. Blood Pressure Checkpoint
     Children will receive a free candy cane. Free Admission.
     Come and Join the Festivities! Any crafters wishing to rent a space please call 943-2950 for an application.


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Presented by the Milo Baptist Church
Saturday, November 30th, at 5:30 PM,
at the Milo Town Hall Performing Arts Center
A lasagna dinner will be served and admission is free!
Donations will be accepted to benefit the Baptist Church’s Mexico Mission Trip.

     The 6th Annual Harvest Supper put on by the Marion C. Cook PTO and extended friends/family was a huge success here in LaGrange on this chilly Saturday night. The bad weather held off, thank goodness.......and many, many townspeople and other loyal friends showed up to make it the most successful supper to date. From an unofficial tally at the end of the meal, it showed that we probably served 215 or ($1,039.00) young and old alike which I believe to be the most ever served.
     The students also raffled off 4 wonderful items which raised an additional $303.00. The grand prize was an Adirondack chair built and donated by Joe Beres. Jean Bishop also donated two adorable dolls with their beds and a cute little sleigh with teddy bear.
     Our many, many thanks to everyone who helped make the 6th Annual Supper such a huge success! There are too many people to mention but you all know who you are! A special thanks to Ginny Morrill and those terrific Kitchen Queens......we truly appreciate all you did for us. The unofficial grand total for the evening was $1,342.00.....AMAZING

Freda and Everett Cook would like you all to know that they are planning their annual Christmas Dinner at the Milo Town Hall. The festive meal is free to anyone who would like to attend, so make plans. Details will be in upcoming issues of the Three Rivers News.


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Community Swap ‘n’ Trade
     Are you looking for that last skein of yarn to complete a project, a recipe that you have lost, craft supplies, a manual for an appliance you bought several years ago, etc.? OR- do you have some of these same items that you would like to pass on to someone who could use them? This is the column for you to put the word out.
     Send your request or offer to: Community Swap ‘n’ Trade, 184 Joe Raymond Road, Milo, ME 04463 or email to All requests published must be in line with the editorial policy of Three Rivers News. This column will not cover items for sale; this is not a classified ad, just a place to let folks know what you have to give away or to let them know what you’re searching to find.
     Please include your contact information so that folks interested in your offer can contact you. Three Rivers News will serve only as a “bulletin board”. All transactions will be conducted between the interested parties.
• Rhoda Brackett is looking for enough yarn to finish a project, and alas, the yarn was bought at Ames!! The needed yarn is Ames Brand “Fashion Knit” in new baby pink. The lot number is C8-220. If you have a partial skein of this color, call Rhoda at 943-8777.
• Bev and George Tucker would like you to know that their church is collecting labels from various soups and canned items for the Campbells’s Labels for Education Program. If enough labels are collected, a van can be purchased for the Girl’s Home of the Cornerstone Christian School@The Fold. The following is a list of most qualifying products. For more info, or to submit your saved labels, call George and Bev at 943-1033.
     Front labels from all Campbells, Chunky, and Healthy Request Soups; Labels from Swanson broths; Labels from V8 juice; Prego labels, Franc-American labels, and Pepperidge Farm UPC’s. If in doubt, look for the “Labels for Education” mark on the products.
     The benefits of this column were very apparent this week, as the Three Rivers News received a lovely packet of items from Mr. And Mrs. Albert Harmon of North Carolina. Included with the news items they sent was an envelope full of “Box Tops for Education”, which I gave to the Milo Elementary School. Mrs. Beres and Mrs. Morrill were very surprised and happy with the donation, and want to thank the Harmon’s for thinking of them!

100th Anniversary
By Nancy Belvin Secretary, Administrative Council, Brownville Jct. United Methodist Church.
     Pastor Michelle St. Cyr and the congregation of the Brownville Junction United Methodist Church invite everyone to join them as they celebrate the 100th anniversary of the church’s dedication on November 24th. The service will begin at 10:00 AM and will be followed by a potluck dinner

at 12:30. Fellowship and memories will be shared along with special music offered by the joint choirs of Brownville Jct. and Milo.
     Guest speaker will be Rev. Sylvanus Jackson, Superintendent, of the Northern Maine District. Please come help celebrate the work of God done through this Church for the past 100 years and rededicate the Church to that work for the next century and beyond.

Brownville Sports Trivia
Choose the best answer.
1. Carroll Conley originally was a (a) pitcher (b) catcher (c) first baseman (d) center fielder.
2. Ralph Berg led the jayvees in scoring at (a) Colby (b) Bowdoin (c) Husson (d) Bates.
3. Buffy Butterfield made 21 straight foul shots in a game at (a) Guilford (b) Greenville (c) Milo (d) Foxcroft.
4. The best passing high postman of the Railroaders was (a) Denny Larson (b) Bill Bellatty (c) Cary Butterfield (d) Walter Farrar.
5. The Railroaders beat (a) Searsport (b) Sumner (c) Mt. Desert (d) Sherman in the first round of the tourney in 1967.
6, The great basketball players of the 1950s played at ( a) Grants' barn (b) the Bangor and Aroostook freight shed (c) Ross's barn (d) the YMCA.
7. Billy Bellatty later coaches in which area: (a) Boston (b) New York
(c) Philadelphia (d) Los Angeles.
8. (a) Ted Williams (b) Willie Mays (c) Bill Russell (d) Bob Cousy once came through Brownville on the Bangor and Aroostook.
9. Erin Weston scored her 1000th point at (a) Foxcroft (b) Guilford (c) Stearns (d) Schenck.
10. Erin plays what position at Husson College (a) first base (b) pitcher (c) shortstop (d) right field.

Answers: 1-b 2-c 3-a 4-d 5-b c-b 7-d 8-a 9-b 10-c

     Maine author Bill Sawtell is currently compiling a history of Lagrange. Anyone wishing to contribute to this history is encouraged to contact Mr. Sawtell at 965-3971 or

     The Three Rivers Senior Citizens will meet at the Milo Town Hall on November 22nd. at 12 noon, for a potluck dinner. Those in charge of set up are Marion Rhoda and Nat Harris. The hostess will be Adeline Ladd and dessert will be courtesy of Avis Spear and Lillian McLean. Make your plans to attend this delicious meal!!!

     It is so easy to forget what you see the bad and not the good. We should all be thankful for all that we have. You can always find someone that is less fortunate than yourself. Just take a little time to appreciate the simple things in your life. Did you notice the sunrise this morning? What about how clear the stars were in the sky last night? Do you know that in the large cities that they can't often see the stars? Take a moment to notice how peaceful it is when you can't hear anything but the birds singing. Your homework this week

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is to 'share' the little things in your life. Point out the simple things in life to someone you care about or better yet, tell a stranger what a beautiful day it is.
     Find the good in your life....all you have to do is look around you!
     Until next week!
Aunt Bea Kind

United Methodist Women News
     The United Methodist Women met on Nov. 14 for their regular monthly meeting. With the help of Melanie Hussey's elementary students we have appoximately 30 shoe boxes to send to Franklin Graham's Operation Christmas Child. The boxes contain age appropriate items and will be sent all over the world. We will be delivering the boxes to the Brewer First United Methodist Church sometime during the week of Nov. 18-22, where they will be packed for shipment to Boone, N.C. From there they will be sent all over the world to children who have a need.
     We also finalized plans for the Christmas Fair, which will be held on Dec. 7th.
     Our program was about missions around the world that are supported by the United Methodist Women and we all brought the change that we have been saving throughout the year as our Thank Offering. These monies will be sent to the Office of Global Ministries to support missions around the world.
     Also, the UMW catered a party for Eleanor Heath for her upcoming 90th birthday. The party was held at the church.

MILO - David E. Leeman, 55, loving husband of Donna Leeman, died Nov. 11, 2002, at Mayo Regional Hospital in Dover-Foxcroft. He was born Aug. 1, 1947, in Milo, the son of John E. and Ruth (Applebee) Leeman. He graduated from Brownville Junction High School in 1966. He served his country in the U.S. Army from 1966 to 1969. He worked at P.C.I. National in Brownville and as a mechanic for Prouty Ford in Dover-Foxcroft. He is survived by his wife, Donna of Milo; two daughters, Dawn Johnston and her husband, Bill of Mexico, Donna Leeman and her companion, Dennis Brown of Milo; his father, John Leeman of Brownville Junction; his father-in-law, Ernest Mills of Brownville Junction; three brothers, James S. Leeman of Atkinson, Frank R. Leeman and his wife, Grace of Williamsburg; Roger A. Leeman and his wife, Donna of Brownville Junction; three sisters, Ruth L. Heath and her husband, Ray of Brownville, Joanne Estes and her companion, Edward Lapointe of Williamsburg, Barbara J. Lamore and her husband, Mike of Cambridge, Vt.; sisters-in-law, Allana Washburn and her husband, Rodney, Carol Beaudoin and her husband, Gataen, Sharon Rozos and her husband, Mike, Sheila Kirby; brother-in-law, Eric Mills and his wife, Judy; two granddaughters, Hope Cole and Faith Brown of Milo; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his mother, Ruth Leeman; one sister, Helen Ann; and mother-in-law, Ivy Mills. Funeral services were held Friday, Nov. 15, 2002, at the Brownville Community Church in Brownville, with the Rev. David McLeish officiating. Burial will follow at the Evergreen Cemetery in Milo. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 52 Federal St., Brunswick, ME 04011-2194.
BROWNVILLE - Bernice V. Stone, 82, wife of the late Edward F. Stone, died Nov. 8, 2002, at a Dover- Foxcroft hospital. She was born Oct. 2, 1920, in Howe Brook, the daughter of Horace and Eva (White) Russell. She was a member of the Junior Welfare Club, Maine Rebekahs Orion No. 16, OES, Brownville Junction High School Alumni Association, and the Bernard Jones American Legion Post No. 92 Auxiliary. Bernice was an avid bingo and card player, and she loved to read. She is survived by three sons, Ronald, Walter and his wife, Kay, Pat and his wife, Ginger, all of

Brownville; three daughters; Peggy Burlock and her husband, Byron, Ginger Weston and her husband, John, Frances Weston, all of Brownville Junction; six sisters, Jean, Doreen, Evelyn, Dodie, Dawn Gay, Dolores; one brother, Dale; 16 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandson, many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by three sisters, five brothers; a son-in-law, Edward Weston; and a grandson, Sean. Graveside memorial services were conducted on. Monday, Nov. 11, 2002, at the family lot in Evergreen Cemetery, Milo, with the Rev. Michelle St. Cyr officiating. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to the Susan B. Koman Maine race for the Cure, P.O. Box 3283, Brewer, ME 04412.

     At a very moving assembly held at Milo Elementary on Friday, November 15th, area veterans were honored and entertained. Over 300 students, family, friends, and veterans attended the patriotic ceremony. The various classrooms sang songs and the winning entries of the school’s essay contest were read. Here are the winning essays, and you can see the children of Milo Elementary are appreciative of the sacrifices and service of our veterans.
     To me, Veteran's Day is a day to honor all the men and women who fought for our country. I think veterans should be honored whether they fought in a war or just went to a naval base.
     My grandfather was veteran, even though he was in the Air Force. We especially need to honor the fire fighters and policemen who lost their lives in the World Trade Center attacks on September 11, 2001. Even though that was a year ago, our hearts still have fear and sadness in them.
     And we will always remember that we have freedom thanks to the men who died for us.
     Did you know kids think Veteran's Day is another day off of school? Back then and now veterans are people who fought several different wars through our history,to preserve American freedom and rights for us all. They are still protesting our American way of life. Just like today, we have brave Americans in our armed forces that help to protect us. These brave souls are willing to sacrifice their very lives.
     Our generation could never pay back the veterans for giving us our freedom. We are enjoying our way of life because of them. Today while Americans stand up, we will never sit down. So remember all our brave veterans. On Veteran's Day we celebrate with them. I wish there were no more wars. But we can't stop them from coming. There's a lot of veterans who died in wars. When wars end, you can only see the red waters and the suffering and dying people. I would be scared if I saw no one reach a certain point.
     I think Veterans are the greatest people in the whole entire American Legion. They all deserve to be honored by all American people. So what do YOU think a true Veteran is?
     America means a great deal to me because we are the land of the free and the home of the brave. And if it wasn't for the people who put their lives at stake, we wouldn't be able to do all the things we do. And I hope that who ever was in war , God

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blessed them with happiness. The people who went in war, who work at the hospital, the police and the fire fighters should all be treated like royalty. Because they save lives and help make our country free. so God bless them. God bless them all.
     Veteran's Day means pride and respect. To honor those people who served in the war. People who have grandparents or aunts or even an uncle. We thank those people for fighting in the war. Every Veteran's Day we honor them with pride and respect.

Mrs. Barden- Our Terrific Kid is a great little girl. She has been working very hard in the room. She uses her manners and is a big help to her teachers. Mrs. Martin says she works hard every day. We are excited to have JESSICA CROMMETT for our terrific kid.
Mrs. Mills- Our Terrific Kid has done a great job working on his classroom behavior. He is using his time wisely and has been making great choices. He is so excited to be learning about flight and the solar system. I think that one day he may become an astronaut. We are happy to have SHANE EMERY in our class.
Mrs.Dunham- Our Terrific Kid is a very kind, friendly young man. He works very hard every day. He is helpful to his teachers and classmates, especially at bus time. He always makes sure everything in the room is picked up before his bus is called. We love having TONY JAY in our room.
Mrs.Dell'olio- DANIELLE NEWMAN is our Terrific Kid this week. She is trustworthy, respectful, a true friend, smart, and helpful. Congratulations Dani!
Mrs.Hayes- Our Terrific Kid is a great American. She is A - Always kind, M -Merry and happy, E - Easy to play with, R - Really special, I – In school every day, C - Caring, A - Active at recess, and N - Never rude. We love our great American, COURTNEY LYFORD!
Mrs. Tardiff and Mrs. Hussey- HANNAH GUTHRIE- Hannah has come a long way in her independence this year. She is a great friend and follows the "I care" rules. She is a wonderful worker and writer. Her homework is always passed in too. We are proud of you Hannah!. BRITTANY BANKER- Brittany has been working very hard on her handwriting. She works well in class and is a terrific friend. We are glad to have Brittany in our class.
Mrs. Walker and Mrs. Carey- The kindergarten TK's this week will really make our veterans proud. The first TK is a dear little girl with a heart of gold. She shares, says kind things to her friends and teachers, is always helpful, and a great follower of the Golden Rule. We love our days with MEGAN WITHAM. Our second TK should win an award for PATIENCE!!!! He is kind,
friendly, helpful, a teeny bit shy, and just a terrific friend to all. We sure are glad JACOB BARNABY is part of our kindergarten family.

     Brownville Elementary School was the place to be Friday, November 15. Northern Stars Planetarium visited the school and presented two programs, "Our Family in the Sky" for grades K-2 and "Native American Sky Legends" for grades 3-5. Students spent over an hour inside a dome to experience an educational and entertaining sky presentation.
     Mr. Sun guided the children through a tour of the Solar System in the program, "Our Family in the Sky". This included the planets, comets, asteroids, the Moon, and a constellation point out. Children were fascinated.
     "Native American Sky Legends" was a true storytelling experience. Traditional Native American legends about the sky were featured during this program.

     Children were heard asking John Meader, director, to visit again next year! The staff at Brownville Elementary wishes to thank the PTO for supporting such a fine program in their school.
Brownville's Terrific Kids
     Brownville had some t-totally-Terrific Kids Friday, November 8th. The assembly, led by Mrs. Bradbury, honored: KEITH GRANT in Kindergarten, JOYCE FOSTER in First Grade, DYLAN LOUGEE in Third Grade, SHELBY WESTON in Fourth Grade, and PAMELA ALMODOVAR in Fifth Grade. Congratulations to all of Brownville's Terrific Kids.
     Brownville's Terrific Kids honored at their assembly on November 15, 2002 were: ALEXIS COOVER in Kindergarten, MICHAELA WESTON in First Grade, ZACHARY SLAGLE in Second Grade, CHELSEA COBB in Third Grade, JOSH DILLON in Fourth Grade and WAYNE TELLIER in Fifth Grade. Congratulations to all of Brownville Elementary's Totally Terrific Kids.
Brownville Elementary Book Fair Coming!!
     The Brownville Elementary School will be holding their Scholastic Book Fair in December this year. Plan on saving some of your Christmas shopping money to spend at our fair. It will be a perfect chance for parents to come in to school and shop for Christmas books for their children. The fair will run from Monday December 9th through the day on Thursday December 12th. Final choices will have to be made by the first thing Friday morning as the company will be around later in the afternoon to pick up the fair.
     This is the only book fair we will be running this year. We are hoping to do well on this one fair. It's nice to get lots of new books for our classrooms as well as put a little money in our treasury for things that the children need over the school year. Every little bit helps. If you have an hour or two to spare that week, you might give Mrs. Witham a call and volunteer to work on the fair.

     Lindsay Turner (Ms. Ivy's class), Billy Parker (Mrs. Carter's class) and Jacob Turner (Miss K's class) were recognized as Terrific Kids at out November 14th assembly. We are very proud of our Terrific Kids and their Terrific Attitudes. Mr. Bill Sawtelle was our guest Kiwanian. The students are always excited to have an author visit our school.
     Bus Driver, Kathy Foss awarded certificates to Michaela Noke, Rachael Wood and Rose Theriault. Kathy thanked them for riding safely.
     The students and staff had a special surprise for an additional Terrific Kid this week. Mrs. Rhoda was acknowledged for her hard work at our recent book fair. A rousing rendition of "For She's a Jolly Good Fellow" was sung while the students presented cards to Mrs. Rhoda.
     Thanks for your help and dedication Mrs. Rhoda. We appreciate you.
     To our friends in the LaGrange PTO-You are amazing. Our school is very fortunate to have you. We thank you for everything you do. We think you are Wonderful!!!!

     The staff at The 6th Grade Junction would like to announce their students of the week. The staff has chosen STEPHEN MORSE, AARON RICHARD and BRITNEY CROSS due to their hard work and friendly attitude.
Congratulations students!

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     Middle School winter sports are under way this week. Boy’s and girl’s basketball and cheering tryouts started this Tuesday after school. Some practices will not begin until 4:00 or later. Your child will need to go home on the bus and come back for practice. There is no staff supervision after school.
     The 6th Grade students will be participating in their next field trip on November 19 as they travel to the Bangor Auditorium to view the live production of Pipi Longstockings. Please be sure to sign your child's permission form. It should be a fun and educational day for all.
     The staff of 6th Grade Junction would like to announce their Honor students: High Honors: ERICA LYFORD, ELIAS TWITCHELL, ALANA WORSTER Honors: RYAN BAILEY, BRUCE BENOIT, KRISTOPHER FOSS, LOGAN GREENLAW, AARON HERBEST, PAIGE MCGUINNESS, EMILY MILLS, STEPHEN MORSE, BRITTNEY NEWBERT, KELSEY OTTMAN, ASA SPROUL, ASHLEY STANHOPE, SHANE WOODARD. Congratulations students for all your hard work during this first quarter.
     Mr. Cole would like to remind his Phys Ed students that a major part of their grade is class participation. In order to participate, your child must change up for class. Please help your child succeed by providing clean gym clothes each Monday and reminding your child to bring them home for cleaning at the end of the week.

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     The winter sports season is getting under way at Penquis Valley High School with try-outs for cheering and basketball in both the middle and high schools.
     On November 12th, over fifty-five boys and thirty-five girls laced their sneakers and stepped onto the court for three days of anxiety and exercise. With only one team for each of the boys and girls, it makes for a difficult time for coaches who have the uncomfortable chore of telling a 13 and 14-year-old that they have to wait for another year to give it a try.
     The middle school cheerleaders had about 18 eager girls who signed up to lead their school in spirit and to compete in two competitions with other area middle schools in January.
     The high school teams start officially on Monday, November 18. It won’t be long before local hoop enthusiasts will be claiming their usual seats at the Penquis gymnasium to cheer for their favorite team.
     While it’s impossible to predict the success of any of our teams, it’s a safe bet that they will provide great entertainment and help to make the long winter nights a little more bearable.

     Penquis High School has been notified that its girls’ high School and Middle School soccer teams finished first in the sportsmanship rating this fall. Coach Jensen Bissell’s team was rated number one by soccer officials of the E.M.B.S.O. (Eastern Maine Board of Soccer Officials), placing them at the top of all varsity girls’ soccer teams serviced by the Easter Maine board.
     Our Middle School team, coached by Teri Morrill, also led their competition, which included teams from the old Penquis League, Dexter, Dover-Foxcroft, Central, Corrina, Newport, Greenville, Hartland, and Howland.
     After each game, the officials fill out a card rating the coaches and players on their sportsmanship. The results are compiled by the local Board of Officials and schools are notified of their individual results. These young ladies and their coaches represented our school community, their towns, parents and themselves with dignity and class throughout the season. They should be justifiably proud of their efforts. Great job ladies!

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     A very strange thing happened at the library Wednesday. A man came in from the street and asked if there was a pay phone nearby. With one accord Pam and I, without looking out , indicated with our hands, the phone that has always been in front of the library. A few minutes later he came back, quite puzzled, and said he could not find it. Pam and I then turned to point out the obvious to him. But we were the ones surprised. THERE WAS NO PHONE! Only a cement platform. We were stunned and made our apologies to the gentleman. When was the phone removed and why? Since I first wrote those words , I found out the answer. Jane Jones, the town manager, said that with the surge of cell phones, the public phone was no longer cost productive to the phone company to maintain it. However there is still a public pay phone attached to the C & J building .
     The bookcases are coming. We have been promised they will arrive on a good day. We are looking forward to the great changes they will allow us to make in the library. Right now we have books piled everywhere as part of our renovations . It will be very exciting to clear off some of these surfaces.
     We had more good news on Wednesday . We were told that the Three Rivers Kiwanis Club would donate money to help out with the cost of our new children’s area. We certainly thank the Kiwanians for their interest and very useful gift. When our children’s area is complete, I hope you will all come in to see how well we have spent your money.
     Here are our newest titles. Most were backordered but one was a gift from a generous patron.
Braun, Lilian Jackson SHORT & TALL TALES
Binchy, Maeve QUENTINS
Brown, Sandra THE CRUSH
Cornwell, Patricia PORTRAIT OF A KILLER
Evanovich, Janet SEVEN UP
Evans, Richard Paul THE LAST PROMISE
Woods, Stuart BLOOD ORCHID

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

Please note- we will not be open on Nov. 29 due to the Thanksgiving holiday
However we will be open Sat. Nov. 30 2:00-4:00

National Register of Historic Places Within the Three Rivers Community Circle and News from Doodlebug Don.
(Submitted by C.K. Ellison, 2002)
BROWNVILLE: Brown House (added 1985 - Building - #85000273) High St., Brownville
BROWNVILLE: Slate House (added 1995 - Building - #95000217) 123 Church St., Brownville
BROWNVILLE JUNCTION: Katahdin Ironworks ** (added 1969 - Structure - #69000011) NW of Brownville Junction at Silver Lake, Brownville Junction
MEDFORD: Little Schoodic Stream Archeological Site (107-4) (added 1989 - Site - #89000256) Also known as 107-4

Address Restricted, Medford
MEDFORD: Schoodic Stream Outlet (added 1980 - Site - #80004740) Also known as Maine Archeological Survey No. 107-1 Address Restricted, Medford
MILO: Brockway Site (ME 90.3) (added 1987 - Site - #87001152) Also known as Maine Archeological Survey 90.3
Address Restricted, Milo
MILO: Free Will Baptist Church (Former) (added 2000 - Building - #00001205) Jct. of High St. and Highland Ave., Milo
MILO: Milo Free Public Library (added 1989 - Building - #88003017) 4 Pleasant St., Milo
MILO: Sebec--Piscataquis River Confluence Prehistoric Archeological District (added 1986 - District - #86003482)
Address Restricted, Milo
SEBEC: Burgess House (added 1978 - Building - #78000196) Off ME 11, Sebec
News from Doodlebug Don:
     Last year I heard from a Railroad Museum in Florida. The person who contacted me is editor of a newsletter called "The Flat Wheel." One of their most important projects is tracing the life span of two of our Bangor & Aroostook Gas-Electric Motor Car, called a "Doodlebug."
     The members of the museum have traveled to many places gathering information and are compiling an excellent historical record as they progress.
     There are people from various localities sending them much information, copies of documents, photos, and the like. They are planning a "Planes & Trains" exhibit at Lake Co. Historical Museum in May, and will include a history of logging. The copy of the draft report, which I received, is filled with historical photos, and includes a copy of the specifications for Gas-Electric Motor Car #6 for Bangor and Aroostook Railway Company, dated Aug. 9, 1911.

News about town..
Raffle held to Benefit SRA Docks
     The Sebec River Association is working towards new docks at the Towns boat landing. A raffle has been going on with a chance to win a rifle. With all the tickets sold and hunting season upon us the drawing was held Friday, Nov 15th at Milo True Value.
     The Savage 30-06 bolt action with Simmons 3-9 power scope, sling and hard case was purchased from John Crossman, owner of Milo True Value. John's wife Barbara drew the winning ticket with quite a rowdy crowd around. The winner was Kenny "Stonie" Stone of Milo.
     The SRA realized a profit of $600.00. Many thanks to all who bought tickets and special thanks to Joe Zamboni, Bob Ellison, Tony Gonzales, Charlie Dillon, Don Richards, Brent Morrill, Toby Richards and everyone at the Milo True Value for selling tickets.
A Great Big Thank You…
     I would like to thank Jim McLean for his very generous donation to the Kiwanis’ Secret Santa project. The Kiwanis paper, the Three Rivers News, ran a story about his purchase of some very special chairs in the Milo Town Hall in memory of his beloved wife. He was so pleased with the story he sent a check for 100.00 to donate to the Secret Santa Fund in Janet Richard’s name. We all wish to thank you Jim for your very kind donation.

Science Corner

Matter: Part II
Parts of the atom
     Static electricity has been known since ancient times. This is the kind of electricity you experience after walking on a rug on a dry winter day and getting a shock when you touch something metal like a door knob. You can also have some fun with it by combing your hair and using the comb to pick up small pieces of paper or salt.

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     In 1746 the Dutch physicist Pieter van Musschenbroek invented what is known as the Leyden jar. It is a glass jar lined on the inside and outside with metal foil. When electric charge was added to the inside of the jar, it held a charge. This was easily done by touching something like the comb mentioned above to the inside foil or a wire attached to it. If this were done repeatedly a large charge could be obtained. Allowing the charge to ground to something could discharge the Leyden Jar. Enough charge could be stored so that a spark a few inches long could be obtained. In fact large jars were made that could store enough charge to hurt people who touched them. You can observe sparks yourself if you rub your feet on a rug and touch a doorknob in the dark. To do this though the air must be dry.
     In 1752 Benjamin Franklin proved lightening to be the same thing on a grand scale by charging a Leyden Jar by flying a kite during a thunderstorm.
     In 1800 Italian physicist Alessandro Volta succeeded in producing an electric current by placing two different metals into a salt solution. Up to this time once the spark occurred there was no more charge and this was the first example of continuous electric current. His device has been perfected in the batteries we use so much today. Scientists started using this electricity to make sparks fly though glass tubes so that they would not be affected by their surroundings.
     As experiments continued scientists removed more and more air until there was little left. In the tube the spark was gone and there was only a faint glow. It was decided that the glow was not from the small amount of air left in the tube but from the metal electrodes imbedded in the glass tube. When solid objects were put in the glass tube between the electrodes very sharp shadows were observed. This indicated that some sort of matter must have been travelling from one electrode to the other because light would bend a little around the object to make an indistinct shadow.
     In 1897 J. J. Thomson discovered what were flying through the tube were electrons and determined they had a mass. The question was where did they come from. By process of elimination it was decided they came from the atoms themselves. So the Greeks were wrong, atoms were not the smallest parts of matter.
     Electrons were determined to carry a negative charge. Since atoms are neutral it was decided that there must be something else in atoms that carried a positive charge. This is because positive and negative charges cancel one another. This idea went along with work by Michael Faraday and Svante Arrehenius who had already determined that substances such as salt broke up into positive and negative ions when they were dissolved in water.
     Thomson suggested that atoms were round balls like the Greeks thought, but had electrons disbursed like blueberries in a blueberry cake. This caused a controversy because some scientists found that streams of electrons in a spark could actually pass through a thin metal foil indicating there must be some holes in the solid matter.
     By this time radioactivity was known. Radioactivity occurred when atoms, mostly the large ones, broke apart. It as also know that there were three types of radiation from these atoms: alpha particles that were quite massive and easily stopped, beta that were determined to be electrons and gamma that had very high energy and were the most penetrating.
      Physicist Ernest Rutherford decided to experiment to see what would happen if he bombarded a gold foil about 20,000 atoms thick with alpha particles. To do this he placed a radioactive source in a lead chamber with one small hole. The lead would stop all alpha particles except those that escaped through a small hole. Outside the hole he placed a photographic film that would when developed show where the alpha particles hit.
     Because of results by other scientists he expected the alpha particles to go through with no problem. In fact most of them did. However a few were deflected and some, about 1 in every 8000 were deflected at least 90 degrees. A few even bounced directly back indicating they hit something.
     From his experiment Rutherford advanced his theory of a nuclear atom. He said that an atom consisted of a very small nucleus that had a positive charge and the electrons occupied the majority of space in the atom. To put this in perspective, if the nucleus were

around the size of a basketball, the atom would be about a mile in diameter. Rutherford also determined that over 99.95% of the matter in an atom was in the nucleus.
     Around the same time as Rutherford’s work the proton and neutron were discovered and it was determined they made up the nucleus.
     To complete the view of atomic theory as it was known in the early 20th century, Niels Bohr suggested that electrons surround the nucleus like planets surround the sun. Until recently, this was the atomic theory taught in our schools.
     Next week will be about quarks and such.

Traditions of a Milo-ite
     I don't usually write columns like this one, but I've been sitting on this list for some time and I thought this might be a good week to share it. It was seven years ago this week that I lost my beloved mother. She was a great mom and I miss her terribly. She made a wonderful home for my dad and my brother and me. We were her total world, and I thank my lucky stars every day that this great woman brought me up and taught me to be a good woman and mother. However, even though I count my mother among the best there ever was; she definitely was prone to gross exaggeration when it came to teaching the lessons of life, as all other mothers were and are.
     Maybe it was a 50's thing, but when I read this list I was struck by the fact that I'd heard these strategies before. Many of them were used on me. As a matter of fact, I used these strategies on my own children. I could hear the words coming right out of my mouth. Not only that, I've heard the same words out of my friend's mouths. I think it's called "motherspeak." These words were written by somebody that you or I don't even know...but, whoever wrote it must have been brought up by my mother. I called my brother and asked him if he'd written a list of things that Mother had taught him and put it out on the Internet. He said he hadn't, but when I read him the list he knew each line. I asked around to my friends and by golly they knew the list, too. Do any of you folks see any similarities in how you were raised by your mothers?
     1.My mother taught me TO APPRECIATE A JOB WELL DONE - "If you're going to kill each other, do it outside - I just finished cleaning!"
     2. My mother taught me RELIGION - "You better pray that mess will come out of that carpet."
     3. My mother taught me about TIME TRAVEL - "If you don't straighten out, I'm going to knock you into the middle of next week." (This gross exaggeration was particularly intriguing. Just exactly what would that be be 3 or 4 days ahead of everyone else.)
     4. My mother taught me LOGIC - "Because I said so, that's why." (This never works even said through clenched teeth.)
     5. My Mother taught me LOGIC...#2 - "If you fall out of that swing and break your neck, you're not going to the store with me."
     6. My mother taught me FORESIGHT - "Make sure you wear clean underwear, in case you're in an accident."
     7. My mother taught me IRONY - "You stop crying or I'll give you something to cry about." (of course in this politically correct passive world of the 21st century, nobody would dare to say this so that anyone else could hear them, but I've used it many times in private on my own kids.)
     8. My mother taught me about the science of OSMOSIS - "Shut your mouth and eat your supper!"

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     9. My mother taught me about CONTORTIONS - "Will you "look" at the dirt on the back of your neck!"
     10. My mother taught me about STAMINA - "You'll sit there 'till all that prune juice is finished."
     11. My mother taught me about WEATHER - "It looks as if a tornado went through this room."
     12. My mother taught me how to solve PHYSICS PROBLEMS - "If I yelled, because I saw a meteor coming toward you; would you listen THEN?"
     13.My mother taught me about HYPOCRISY - "If I've told you once, I've told you a million times-Don't Exaggerate!"
     14. My mother taught me THE CIRCLE OF LIFE - "I brought you into this world, and I can take you out."
     15. My mother taught me about BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION - "Stop acting like a monkey."
     16. My mother taught me about ENVY - "There are millions of less fortunate children in this world who don't have wonderful parents like you do!" (Those were not necessarily the same million children who were starving to death while I was leaving vegetables on my plate.)
     17. My Mother taught me about ANTICIPATION - "Just wait until we get home."
     18. My Mother taught me about RECEIVING - "You are going to get it when we get home!"
     19. My Mother taught me MEDICAL SCIENCE - "If you don't stop crossing your eyes, they are going to freeze that way." (My mother also told me that her father said this to we know this one was not necessarily a gender phrase...and it went way back before the '50's.)
     20. My Mother taught me to THINK AHEAD - "If you don't learn those multiplication facts, you'll never get a good job."
     21. My Mother taught me ESP - "Put your sweater on; don't you think I know when you're cold?"
     22. My Mother taught me HUMOR - "When that lawn mower cuts off your toes, don't come running to me."
     23. My Mother taught me how to BECOME AN ADULT - "If you don't eat your vegetables, you'll never grow up."
     24. My Mother taught me about GENETICS - "You're just like your father."
     25. My Mother taught me about my ROOTS - "Do you think you were born in a barn?"
     26. My Mother taught me about WISDOM OF AGE - "When you get to be my age, you will understand."
     27. And my all time favorite... JUSTICE - "One day you'll have kids ...and I hope they turn out just like you!" (Ain't that the truth!!")
     We had a nice time helping prepare for the Veteran's Day Dinner last Monday. Since my Dad and my husband are both veterans, we were also invited to enjoy eating the fine dinner with the other veterans and their families. Such a nice contribution to the community was that dinner. Our local Kiwanians are grateful and generous people. Val Robertson does a good deal of the arranging for food and also the cooking of it. The rest of us fill in where we can, peeling, mashing, setting up, decorating, and cleaning up. One of my contributions to the meal was bringing a big gallon jug filled with sour pickles. There were many guests who tried them, and wondered about the recipe. My dear friend Cheryl Hamlin makes those pickles, and I don't think she'd mind if I shared the recipe with those of you who asked for it.
Saccharin Pickles

1 quart of vinegar
1/4 cup dry mustard
1/4 cup salt
21 half grain saccharin
42 quarter grain saccharin
     Mix all together and pour over cukes and put in jars. Just as simple as that. Cheryl cut the cukes up in strips...I've had them cut up and packed in chunks and I've packed them whole in a gallon jug before. There doesn't seem to be any best way to do these pickles. Also...I'm not sure where you can get saccharin anymore, but I would start at a Natural Living Center or at Bob's Hardware in Dover. Just a couple of hints to make the ingredient gathering easier.
     After the dinner the other day Val ended up taking a little leftover container of the pickles home with her. She told me that she and Kirby have had a wonderful time watching each other eat them. I'll bet their puckered up faces are just adorable!

Editors note: You’ve got to try these pickles!! The taste is an absolute explosion in your mouth…the first bite may scare you, but keep eating. .just when you think your jaw is gonna lock up, you realize they are really delicious! Gives new meaning to the phrase “sweet and sour” Enjoy! Val

     The Three Rivers Kiwanis Club hosted a Veteran’s Day dinner on Monday, November 11, to honor our area Veterans. Key Club members helped to serve a delicious turkey dinner, with all the fixings, to 79 Veterans and guests. There were also eight dinners delivered to Veterans. Edwin Treworgy led us in prayer to remember and honor all Veterans and the ones who gave their lives for our country and us. Edwin then eloquently read a moving poem written by Eugene Savage in 1945. Everyone enjoyed the lovely dinner music provided by pianist Aline Blanchard. An after dinner treat was Josh Guthrie, of the popular, local Riverside Band, singing some of his new songs.
     In addition to the Kiwanian’s work on the dinner, thanks goes out to our own club member and Veteran, Bill Sawtell for his gift of $50.00 as well as a $5.00 donation from an anonymous guest and $10.00 from Mr. Smart.
     Honoring us were Veterans and guests Jeannette Page, Roberto Cestille, John Clement, Prisilla Clement, Clarence Langevine, Joseph Beres, Wallace Sinclair, Frank Cochrane, Carroll Witham, Murrel Harris, Roy Bither, Charles Horne, Reuben Lancaster, Bob and Fran Jay, Galen and Connie Carey, Jim Lockwood, Joseph Villani and Nellie Willinski, Fred Bradeen, Gertrude Johnston, Lloyd Johnston, Robert Jardine, Hanford Burton, Ramon Smart, Charles and Jacqueline Russell, Bob Hamlin, Allan and Norma Horne, Philip and Ina Jane Gerow, Judith Stevens, Vesta LeBretton, Mary Lutterell, Kay Long, Eben DeWitt, Bill and Judy London, Nelson London, Willard and Eleanor Leeman, Timothy and Debbie Boobar, George Richardson and Helen Fowler, Steve and Cheryl Hamlin, Herb Dunham, Henry Hughes, Nathalie Harris, Barbie Doble, Richard
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Weston, Kenneth and Suzanne Rhoda, Gertrude Ellison, Thomas and Christine Howard, Everett and Freda Cook, James and Brenda Karpowicz, Lorraine Schinck, Malcolm and Nancy Treadwell, Bill Sawtell, Rose Carlson, Marion Rhoda, Hilda Morrill, Gertrude Hunt, John and Eileen Willinski, Carl and Althea Hamlin, Jeannette Hughes, Charles Stevens, Lewis, Jr. and Hope Dyer, and Harold, Jr. and Chris Woodard.

     Dr. Bundy’s office was quiet except for the muffled sounds of the doctor finishing a telephone conversation behind the closed door. I sat looking around the office as I had many times before.
     My eyes focused on the deer antlers on the wall and the two Remington rifles resting across them. One was a .30 caliber automatic and the other a .35 caliber pump gun. I had admired them both many times and wished I could have one of them. Dr. Bundy suddenly opened the door and saw me looking at the rifle.
     “Pretty good guns aren’t they?” he said. I looked up and smiled. “Sure are doctor. You wouldn’t want to sell one, would you?” I asked.
     The doctor sat down in his swivel chair, tipped it back, and folded his hands behind his head. “Well, you know, I have been thinking about selling one of them, which one do you like?”
     I had already decided I liked the pump gun so I said I liked the looks of it better than the automatic. I reached up and took it off the rack and looked it all over. “Yes”, I said, “this is the one I’d pick. You’d probably want more for it than I have though.”
     The doctor said, “How much do you have to invest in a rifle son?”
     I said, “Fifteen dollars.”
     I was going to add “perhaps I could pay you the rest later” but I didn’t get a chance. He said, “You know, that’s exactly what I ask for that gun!”
     I couldn’t believe it and said so. But the doctor insisted that he’d had it quite a while, but it was still a good gun. I paid him the fifteen dollars and took the gun, thanked him and ran all the way home. I was eighteen years old at the time and a senior in high school.
     Twenty-eight years have passed since that time. I’ve carried the old .35 a good many miles since then. The old gun is still in good shape, as I’ve taken good care of it. You see, it’s like an old friend.
     I remember the night I sat on the edge of the field and as the sun went down, a nice fat 8-pointer stepped out clear across the field. I’d fired it at targets but never at game. I wondered what it would do. I took careful aim and fired. That buck went down like a rock and never moved. I’ve shot a lot of deer since that night and only two ever got away from the old .35.
     Tonight I sat in a field, huddled against a small fir, the wind moaning through its branches. A fellow, sitting alone in a field, has a good chance to think about the days gone by. I ran my hand over the barrel and wondered if, like myself, it was getting older and a little tired; whether it still could do the job. I thought of the nights I had sat cold and shivering, alone watching for a deer to come out.
     Even on the coldest night the old gun had felt warm in my hands. In rain and snow it had always worked perfectly. Would it again tonight?
     The sun went down and the grass and trees in the old field seemed to melt together. My eyes strained to pick out something that would be a deer. George Richardson, my friend and hunting partner, was on the other side of the field; I wondered if he was as cold as I.
     The wind died down and the moon came out dimly on the horizon. I’d just about had it! Couldn’t stand the cold like I used to. I’ll take one more look. What was that shape over on the corner? Could it be a deer?
     I looked and saw it more clearly now, it was one walking slowly now. I brought up the old .35 and thought to myself, “once more old timer, eyes don’t seem to be so clear as they used to be, must be the double vision glasses.”
     He’s walking towards the woods, the trigger felt firm under my finger as I squeezed. The butt jammed against my shoulder as I heard the solid thud of the bullet. I saw the deer drop as they always did. I went over and saw I had shot a nice fat lamb.
     Tomorrow I will take the doctor down his annual feed of steak and say, ”Well Doc., the old .35 did it again.” I’ll see the light come into his eyes as it did each year, when just for a moment, he too remembers a young boy who wanted a rifle and only had fifteen dollars in his pocket.
     Somehow I think he figures he’s got the balance due on the old .35.

Editors note: Thank you Carl, keep the stories coming please.

Monday-Chicken nuggets, mashed potato, corn cobbettes, dinner rolls, peaches, and milk every day.
Tuesday-Steak-um sandwich, oven fries, broccoli/cheese sauce, and chocolate pudding.
Wednesday-Egg muffin, hash brown, winter mix vegs., and slice pears.
Thursday-Thanksgiving Dinner-Roast turkey with gravy, mashed potato, peas, squash, stuffing, cranberry jelly, dinner roll, and spice cake/icing.
Friday-Juice, pepperoni pizza, buttered macaroni, and assorted vegs.

     There were three names omitted from the list of members in last week’s article, Nina, Lee, and Faye Spear. All of the ladies are to be commended for their tireless effort to sent a little of ‘home’ to the service men and women.

     Thank you Mrs. Ethelyn Treworgy, Mr. Ed Treworgy, Mr. Frank Cochran and Mr. Dennis Dorsey for being our guests at the November 7th meeting. Mrs. Treworgy spoke to the club about
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the Christmas show the Kiwanis Club is putting on December 5th at the Town Hall and asked Key Clubbers to join in the chorus. Several Key Clubbers expressed interest in participating.
     On November 11th twelve Key Clubbers assisted the Kiwanis Club at the 2nd Annual Veteran’s Day Dinner. The Key Clubbers helped set up, serve and clean up. They did a great job and I heard a lot of compliments from the vets. This is the clubs first joint project of the year and it was a great success!
     On November 12th eight members traveled with Mr. David Walker and Mrs. Debbie Walker, and me to Manna Inc. in Bangor. The members helped serve dinner to the clients and helped clean up afterwards. Thanks to Mr. Bill Rae for offering us the opportunity to help! He spent a lot of time explaining to the club how people come to need his services. Manna serves the working poor of the area by providing groceries, a hot meal every weeknight, and offering spiritual guidance. Mr. Rae made several suggestions for ways the club could assist Manna in its work. Several of the members who volunteered this week would like to go back again, and encourage all club members to experience volunteering at Manna. Thank you Mr. and Mrs. Walker for helping with transportation!
     Mr. Dennis Dorsey, Mr. Roy Bither and Mr. Frank Cochrane were our guests at the November 14th meeting. Thank your for attending our meeting! We were all glad to see Mr. Bither back!! Our special guest was Alan Monroe. Mr. Monroe was invited as a representative of the Milo Historical Society to receive a donation of $50 toward the purchase a special filing cabinet to store photos. Mr. Monroe explained to the club why the cabinet was necessary and how important it is to preserve our history. Thank you for taking the time to visit us, Mr. Monroe!
     A board meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, November 19th. Plans will be finalized for the 2nd Annual Community Christmas Tree Lighting, as well as other business. Please remember our blood drive to be held on December 18, 2002 at the PV Cafeteria from 2:00 to 7:00. We look forward to seeing you there!



     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.

     President Edwin Treworgy welcomed nineteen members, Roy led us in the Pledge of Allegiance, and Herb led us in prayer.
     Eben read our inspirational passage today about the good old days, “Kids in the 50’s”. It was enjoyed by all and partially explained to the younger crowd.
     Trish introduced our guests present today, Key Club members Brett Gerrish and Andrew Walker. She also welcomed

Edie Miles, Adult Education Director and active in the Even Start Program for pre-schoolers.
     The correspondence this week was concerned with the dinner at the Black Bear Inn on November 19 at 5:30 pm honoring Bob Covell. Eben, Paul, Edwin, and Ethelyn will attend. A get-well card was sent to Katie Comeau from the Kiwanians.
     Happy birthdays went to Ethelyn, Nov. 17, Tom Bell, and Nov. 18, and Jerry Salley and Zachary Lyford on Nov. 19.
     Happy and sad dollars were donated for the Veteran’s Day Dinner, a physical going well, and twelve Key Club members and seventeen Kiwanians helping at the Veteran’s dinner.
     Edwin reminded the Sponsored Youth, Community Service, Fund Raising, Finance, Public Relations, and Arts Center Oversight committees to meet sometime this month and give Nancy their reports for the monthly activity report. Ed would also like to be kept informed on current activities.
How many Kiwanians does it take to change a light bulb?
     Trish reported that there were twelve Key Club members helped at the Veteran’s dinner and eight, along with David and Debbie Walker, served 40 to 50 at a meal at the Manna Food Kitchen.
     The newspaper is continuing to do very well.
     The Steering Committee met on Tuesday morning to discuss the purchase of a projector and large screen at an approximate cost of $5500.00 to $6,000.00. It was voted to do so and also to purchase a follow-spot spotlight. The present one was a gift many, many years ago and doesn’t work.
     Volunteering for Terrific Kids this week are Val, Todd, and Bill. THANK YOU.
     Mr. and Mrs. Claus were not present at the meeting but we were told that the Secret Santa program is well on its way.
     An interclub including Roy, Eben, Herb, and Bill, will travel to Dexter this Friday, November 15.
     The Veteran’s Day Dinner was a huge success; a big thanks you to all that participated. Also, thanks to an anonymous donation of $5.00, a $10.00 donation from Mr. Smart, and a $50.00 donation from Bill Sawtell.
     We were sadly informed that there were 183,000 children born during WW II who never saw their fathers.
     A Veteran’s Assembly will be held Friday, November 15, at the Milo Elementary school.
     It was decided NOT to hold meetings on December 25 or January 1, 2003.
There was an invitation for people to join the Fund Raising and Community Service Committees.
     Ideas for consideration by the Community Service Committee were movies and programs for kids, improvements to the Town Hall kitchen, a stipend for an elementary level music teacher and purchasing keyboards for lessons, and participation in Milo and Brownville library programs.
     There was a discussion about a Kiwanis catering service as a fund-raiser.
     The Board of Directors November 7th meeting minutes was distributed.
     Edwin handed out copies of proposed changes for the donation policy. There was discussion about deleting the word immediate, pertaining to ‘our immediate area’ and changing the word similar to comparable. A vote on accepting the changes will take place on November 27.
     Upcoming speakers are Tom Harvey on the 20th and Dennis Dorsey on the 27th.
     Today was a business meeting hence no speaker was present.

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- The Managers would be responsible for community information from their respective town(s), including community calendar events & town office information.

Photo Album
Would you like to become part of a great service to our community? Submit your pictures today to be added to the TRC Photo Album! We are showing off pictures of the area, local scenery, seasons, and more! Just send your picture to We can also scan your pictures, so give us a call at 943-2425.

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