Three Rivers News, 2002-12-03

United Methodist Women’s
Annual Christmas Fair
Saturday, Dec. 7, 2002
9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
At Park Street United Methodist Church
Beef Stew luncheon (with hot rolls, homemade pies) from 11:00 to 1:00
Crafts, Gifts, Cookie Walk, Homemade Candy, Food Table, Tree Trims, Cards, Knives, Christmas Arrangements and something different, ...a Nearly-New Christmas Decorations table. To benefit the Missions Projects of the United Methodist Women.

Mr. And Mrs. Santa Claus will be at the Milo Rite Aid on Saturday, Dec 7th, from 12 noon till 4pm.
Photos by our fabulous photographer Val Ricker at a cost of $2.00 for a 4x6 photo. Reprints and enlargements will also be available in time for holiday giving. All proceeds will benefit the Children's Miracle Network
Come have your children’s Christmas photos taken in Milo and save traveling and frustration.

The Penquis Valley Winter Concert is
Wed., December 4, at 6:30 p.m.
Musicians from grades 6-12 will perform seasonal favorites and the public is urged to attend and support our area musicians.
Mount Katahdin Senior Citizens will meet at the Brownville Community Church December 3rd. for potluck dinner at 12 o'clock noon. We will be signing up for our Christmas dinner December 17th. catered by Freda Cook. All area seniors are welcome.

     Three Rivers Kiwanis is once again planning the Secret Santa program and we need your help! There is a Secret Santa Fund account set up at Maine Savings in Milo. Please help us make a special Christmas for area children by donating to the fund. The best part of Christmas is giving!!
     The Three Rivers Kiwanis would like to invite all area children to visit Santa at the Milo Town Hall, Sat. Dec. 14th & Sat., Dec 21st from 10:00 AM-12:00 PM.


     Freda and Everett Cook would like you all to know they are planning their annual Christmas Dinner at the Milo Town Hall, on Christmas Day at noon. The festive meal is free to anyone who would like to attend, so make your plans now.
     The turkey dinner with all the fixings will be served by members of the PVHS Key Club .
     Freda and Everett would like to send a great big “thank you!” to the area merchants who have donated items for the scrumptious meal.

     The Brownville Elementary PTO will hold it's first Secret Santa Shop Dec. 4, 5, & 6 at the Brownville Elementary. The hours are Wednesday, 8-9 a.m. and 6-8 P.M.; Thursday, 12:00-2:30 p.m. 6-8 p.m.; Friday, 12:00-2:30 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. All items will be priced $.20 up to $10.00. This will give students a chance to buy for the family and have it wrapped in one stop. There will be parent volunteers to assist children. Parents, you can stop by also and check out the items we have.

     Polarity Yoga is a simple, relaxing form of yoga that helps our bodies relieve tension and allows energy to flow easily, increasing our vitality. The instructor, Andrea Beaudoin, massage therapist and polarity therapist, is trained in teaching polarity yoga and will be including gentle stretching exercises during the classes.
     The classes will be held on Sunday evenings from 6-7 PM starting on Dec. 8, 2002, in the dining room at the Milo Town Hall. The cost is $30.00 for each 8-week session or $5.00 a class.
     Please call Andrea at 943-2325 to register or for more information, or just come join us on December 8th. Please bring a blanket or yoga mat and a small pillow or cushion.DATE GIRLS TIME DATE BOYS TIME
12/08 CENTRAL 5:30 12/07 CENTRAL 5:30
12/10 KATAHDIN 5:30 12/11 @ Katahdin 5:30


12/08 CENTRAL 5:30 12/07 CENTRAL 5:30
12/10 KATAHDIN 5:30 12/11 @Katahdin 5:30
12/12 @PCHS 5:30 12/13 PCHS 5:30
12/16 @Dexter 5:30 12/14 @PVHS 1:00
12/18 HERMON 5:30 12/17 @Hermon 5:30
12/19 @PVHS 4:30 12/20 DEXTER 5:30
12/28 STEARNS 1:00 12/27 @Schenck 5:30
01/02 MATT ACAD 5:30 01/03 @Matt. Acad 5:30
01/08 @Schenck 5:30 01/07 SCHENCK 5:30
01/11 @Katahdin 1:00 01/10 PVHS 5:30
01/13 PCHS 5:30 01/14 @PCHS 5:30
01/16 @Central 5:30 01/15 @Stearns 5:30
01/18 PVHS 1:00 01/17 @Central 5:30
01/23 @Hermon 5:30 01/20 STEARNS 5:30
01/29 @Matt. Acad 5:30 01/24 HERMON 5:30
01/31 DEXTER 5:30 01/28 @Dexter 5:30
02/01 @Stearns 5:30 01/30 MATT ACAD 5:30
02/03 SCHENCK 5:30 02/01 KATAHDIN 5:30
Home Games are in Caps.
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     TUESDAY, DECEMBER 03, 2002- MILO TOWN HALL AT 6:30 PM On Tuesday evening, Dec.3, Milo voters will be asked to decide the fate of the wooden chairs currently gracing the balcony of the Wingler Auditorium at the Milo Town Hall. The issue originally arose earlier this year when the plans for the renovations to the auditorium, spearheaded by the Town Hall Arts Committee, called for the replacement of the old wooden balcony chairs with new folding chairs to match the folding chairs recently purchased by the group for the floor of the auditorium. After considerable discussion, the Board of Selectmen decided to send the issue to the voters when it became apparent that there are two very different points of view among residents regarding what should happen with these old wooden chairs.
     Those in favor of keeping the wooden chairs point out that they are in good condition and, once gone, could never be replaced. Those with this traditionalist viewpoint believe the old chairs represent a direct link to the past in the 80 year history of the Auditorium and should be maintained as part of the heritage of the Town Hall. To them, the chairs represent nostalgia and a link to Milo’s past.
     Those opposed point out that the wooden chairs are uncomfortable and noisy, that the original matching wooden ones from the floor of the Auditorium have long since been

replaced, and that wooden chairs no longer fit the atmosphere of the newly renovated Auditorium. To them, the chairs need to be upgraded to integrate with the rest of the ongoing Town Hall Arts Center Project.
     This Tuesday, the voters will be asked to decide.




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Brownville Sports Trivia
Choose the best answer.
1. Charlene Roberts played basketball at (a) Colby (b) Bates (c) Husson (d) Farmington.
2. Larry Worcester played his last high school basketball game against (a) John Bapst (b) FA (c) PCHS (d) Bucksport.
3. A New York football team trained on the (a) Prairie (b) Spencer Road (d) village playground (d) horseback.
4. Susan Lundin was a champion (a) horse shoe thrower (b) mud wrestler (c) bowler (d) tennis player.
5. (a) George Hale (b) Dale Duff (c) Toby Nelson (D) Gary Thorne got his start in Brownville Junction.
6. Which of the following pitched a no-hitter at BJHS: (a) Tom Wallace (b) Tom Durant (c) Nelson Perry (d) Tom Lockhart?
7. Horse shows were held at (a) Durants' (b) Larsons' (c) Rosses' (d) Shains'
8. Mike Boies was a fine (a) baseball player (c) basketball player (c) football player (d) hockey player.
9. (a) Tom Wallace (b) Tom Durant (c) Gerald Kirby (d) Nelson Perry had the best screw ball.
10. Lyle MacDonald was a(n) (a) track star (b) pool shark (c) champion weightlifter (d) leadoff hitter.
Answers: 1-c 2-d 3-b 4-c 5-d 6-b 7-a 8-a 9-d 10-b



GRAY'S 16 8
DEMERS' 15 9
COLE'S 8 16

Playoffs begin this week, game 1, Dec. 2 at 6:00 pm-Gray’s vs. Cole’s, Game 2 at 6:30 pm,- Banker’s vs. Demers’

Any one who played Recreational soccer this fall is asked to please turn in their uniforms to the Rec. Dept. as soon as possible.

Milo Food Cupboard Distributes 25 Turkey Dinners
     On Nov. 26, 25 families were guaranteed a great Thanksgiving Dinner, thanks to the Milo Food Cupboard. Families arrived to pick up their dinners starting at 9 am.
     Helping to hand out the dinners were Lewis Dyer, Carolyn Sinclair, Nat Harris, Bill Warner, Harold Woodard, and Murrel Harris. The Cub Scout Troop also provided a Thanksgiving Basket, making a total of 25 families benefiting from the distribution.. Great job folks!

In memory of our sister
Ellen Marie Freeman / Brown
Paul, Denise & Donald
MILO - Charles J. LeBretton, 81, husband of Vesta (Ellis) LeBretton, died Nov. 23, 2002, at the Maine Veterans Home in Bangor. He was born April 11, 1921, in Old Town, the son of Edmond F. and Florence (Bishop) LeBretton. He attended Old Town Schools, worked in the Civilian Conservation Corps Camps, and served his country during World War II with the U.S. Navy. He worked in LaBree's Bakery, the Diamond Chip Mill and the Passadumkeag Mill, retiring in 1986. He was a member of the

Joseph P. Chaisson American Legion Post No. 41 in Milo. He is survived by his wife, Vesta of Milo; two sons, Thomas LeBretton and his wife, Joan of Cannon, N.H. and Stephen LeBretton of Tampa, Fla. and Maine; a daughter, Florence Hildreth of Tampa, Fla.; two brothers, Edward LeBretton and his wife, Lillian of Old Town and Edmond LeBretton and his wife, Betty of Milford; two sisters, Marguerite Malenfant of Orono and Gloria Oakes and her husband, Lloyd of Springfield, Mass.; a sister-in-law, Joan LeBretton of Old Town; four stepchildren, Robert Merrill and his wife, Kristen, Roger Merrill and his wife, Nancy, Marcia Merrill and Bonnie Waterhouse, all of Milo; 16 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, nine stepgrandchildren, 11 great-stepgrandchildren, many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, O'Neil LeBretton; and a sister and her husband, Bernice and Albert Morin. There will be no services at this time. Burial will be in the Maine Veterans Cemetery in Augusta. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to Maine Alzheimer's Assoc., 163 Lancaster St., Suite 160B, Portland, ME 04101, to the Maine Veterans Home, 44 Hogan Road, Bangor, ME 04401, or to the American Cancer Society, Maine Division Inc., 52 Federal St., Brunswick, ME 04011. Arrangements are in the care of the Lary Funeral Home

     THEY ARE HERE!!! Anyone who has been reading this column regularly may have guessed what we are so excited about. The children’s bookshelves are here at last, and they are well worth the wait. Tony Kindamo and Ralph Jones, Jr. have been working on them for several months. Jane Jones, town manager, also helped with advice on color, etc. The humid weather this fall made the finishing very hard to complete as the carpenters had to wait for the right days and temperatures but they are finished.
     However it took me a while to get used to them. For several months we have had a large open space in the library, and I got quite used to that open area. On Monday morning when I ran in to see the long awaited bookcases, they looked too tall, too big and too dark as they stood around the open space. I had a few minutes uneasiness. Had I measured wrong, had I made a mistake in every way? Oh dear! After lunch Ralph Jones, Sr. and Jr. arrived with Tony Kindamo, master carpenter, to put them into place. As the bookcases were organized, they began to look like the picture I had had in my mind all these months. Tony also had the idea of bolting the whole six bookcases together---a solid unit in the shape of a square “U”. What a terrific idea for a safety feature in a children’s area. I was so grateful Tony had thought of it. By the time the reposition-able shelves were in place the area was as we had envisioned---a cozy room in which children could sit at a table, on cushions or on the floor to enjoy all kinds of books in a warm, inviting atmosphere.
     On December 4th we will have two groups of Head Start children visit the library, and we will have our story hour in our new children’s area. How exciting that will be!
     Again we thank everyone who has contributed time, money, energy and ideas to help make this dream come true.
Library Winter Hours this week only
Mon, Wed : 2:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Closed Friday Nov. 29th
Sat : 2:00 - 4:00 pm
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     Do you ever get angry having to wait for a train to go across the tracks?
     I was lying in bed the other night when I heard the train blow it's whistle. I really thought about how many people get annoyed when they hear it. We should not be annoyed!!!! Then I thought of that sound as fortune for the many families past and hopefully present in our town. Think of it as money in MILO! The trains bring many good things to Milo. Every time we see one or hear one of them we should think of it as helping our town.
Have a great day!
Aunt Bea Kind

     Once again this year Susan Worcester is in the CHOCOLATE PIZZA business...but only at Christmas. Susan has offered chocolate pizzas in three sizes from mini to large for a number of years. These are great gifts for anyone and everyone on your list who is a chocolate lover!
     The prices range from $2.00 to $9.00 and come in regular chocolate and chocolate/peanut butter. Proceeds from the sales benefit her classroom - the special education resource room at Milo Elementary School. You can order yours by calling her at 965-8070 between 5pm and 9pm weekdays or noon to 9pm on weekends. Order before December 15.

A Historical Review
Milo General Served in a Variety of Posts
Bangor Daily News 6/24/81 (Submitted by C.K. Ellison, 2002)
     Brig. General E. Bradstreet Owen's 33-year military career in the U.S. Army took him from his home in Milo to France and Lebanon. He met his wife, who came from Paris, while in North Africa during the Second World War, later was posted to Vietnam and finally retired in Carlisle, PA, where he died unexpectedly June 14.
     Yet despite his extensive travels and the option of a prestigious burial in Arlington Cemetery, the 60-year-old Milo general chose as his final resting place the Maine town where his great grandfather had over a century earlier started the neighborhood drugstore which was to remain in the family over 100 years.
     The Owen family has a long history in the state. The general's great grandfather, William H. Owen, was in the Civil War, and his father C. Harold Owen was on the executive council of Maine Governor Burton Cross.
     Bradstreet Owen was born in Haverhill, MA, on March 23, 1921. Shortly after his birth the family returned to Milo where they operated the family business, Owen Drug Co. Owen attended Milo High School, graduated with high honors in 1938 and went on to Norwich University, Vermont, from where he received a B.A. in mathematics and a commission in the United States Cavalry in May 1942.
     Owen met his wife, Irene Queroix Owen, while in Algeria during the Second World War. He later participated in the invasion of Southern France in August 1944. Owen was an accomplished linguist who spoke French, German, Russian and Arabic. He was often called to Washington to greet Arab visitors who benefited from his skills in their native language.
     He was nominated as a general in 1968 and received his star in 1969. After his retirement in 1973 the general had several international consulting jobs with private companies.
     He is survived by his wife, three daughters, one brother, two sisters and several nieces and nephews. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery, Milo, June 18.

Senator Paul Davis Elected Senate Republican Leader
District 8 Legislator Chosen by GOP Peers
     (HALLOWELL, ME) - Senator Paul T. Davis, Sr. (R-Sangerville) was elected Senate Republican Leader by his colleagues during a GOP caucus held at Republican Party headquarters in Hallowell on Tuesday. Senator Davis was unopposed for the leadership position and was unanimously elected by his colleagues in the 121st Maine Senate.
     Senator Davis said that being elected to this leadership post would enable him to better represent the citizens of Senate District 8. "It's an honor to have a leadership role in the Maine Senate," Senator Davis said. "I will continue my hard work on behalf of the people of District 8 as leader of the Maine Senate Republicans."
     Senator Davis is a retired State Trooper from Piscataquis County who has won three Senate campaigns. He was unopposed for re-election in November. He is a former member of the Criminal Justice and State and Local Government Committees. In the 120th Legislature, he served as Assistant Republican Floor Leader.
     As Senate GOP leader, Senator Davis will occupy a seat on the prestigious Legislative Council, which has authority over operation of the Legislature, including approval of bills for introduction and administrative and personnel matters within the separate control of the House or the Senate.
     "Senator Davis has distinguished himself in the Senate during his previous two terms. He is a strong voice for the people of District 8, and will fight to hold down state spending and taxing," said Senate President Rick Bennett (R-Norway). "He has earned bipartisan respect and will be an important part of our leadership team”.
     Senator Davis will help to lead the caucus along with Assistant Republican Floor Leader Chandler Woodcock (R-Farmington), who was also elected to leadership Tuesday.

Grindle Promoted
     BROWNVILLE - Matthew D. Grindle was promoted to Captain in the Massachusetts Army National Guard on 19 September, 2002. Captain Grindle is assigned to the 79th Troop Command, Wellesley, MA as the Assistant Troop Command S-1 responsible for all enlisted personnel actions for over 1,300 soldiers. Captain Grindle is a 1993 graduate of Penquis Valley High School and a 1997 graduate cum laude from Bentley College in Waltham, Ma. Grindle is presently employed at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center as their Human Resource Manager.

Adopt a cat
Submitted by Victoria Eastman
     Homes are urgently needed for these two cats because their owners have recently moved to Hibbard’s Nursing Home. The power will soon be turned off in their house and with freezing temperatures here the kitties need new homes right away. The cats do not need to be adopted together.
     1. Male, longhaired silver, tiger cat, approximately two years old.
     2. Male, white with gray tiger markings, shorthaired cat, approximately two years old.
     Financial assistance with neutering is available. Please call 943-5083 for more information.
     Also in need of a home is Tabby, a multi-colored tiger female who is 11/2 years old and has been spayed but does need updated shots. The family that owned her has moved. Please call 943-2400 for more information about Tabby.

     The Piscataquis writers will meet on Tuesday, December 3, at the north meets south restaurant in Dover-Foxcroft from 6-8 P.M. Anyone interested in writing is welcome to attend. For more information please call 943-2400.
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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.
• The Milo PTO needs donations of wrapping paper, tape, tags and ribbon for Santa's Secret Shop on Friday, December 6. If you have some extra, drop them off at Milo Elementary.
• Parents, do you have coats that your children have outgrown that you are trying to find a good home for? Milo PTO will be hosting a coat swap on December 6th. This will be during the Santa's Secret Shop activity. Times will be from 5-8 P.M. at the school. Parents who have coats that are clean and in good repair are invited to bring them to the school. Parents whose children are in need of coats are invited to attend and select from the coats available. Coats left following the swap will be donated to Coats for Kids.
• I would be interested in collecting any old clothes from the 1960’s and long before. Men’s, women’s, and children’s clothing including hats, shoes, and purses or even ties would be fine. Please leave a message for Victoria Eastman at 943-2400.

Science Corner
Matter Part IV
The rest of the story
     As we approach our present understanding of matter, It becomes more difficult for me to explain in layman’s terms what is known. I will do my best.
     So far in this discussion we have four leptons or small particles: The electron, positron, neutrino, and antineutrino. In 1936 Carl Anderson was still using the detector in the alps where he discovered the neutrino when he noticed a particle 270 times heavier than the electron and about 1/9 that of the proton. Since no particles this size between the electron and proton had been discovered, it brought about a whole new category. This particle was called a muon and it has an antimuron partner. A muon breaks down in only 1/500,000 of a second after it forms. Muons appear to be some sort of electron. In 1975 American physicist Martin Perl detected an even heavier electron. It is called a tau lepton or taun and something called the electron neutrino. These all exist in the anti form as well. This makes up a total of 12 leptons and antileptons. Of these only two, the electron and electron neutrino appear in appreciable numbers in the universe. All the others appear to be short-lived particles formed when the nucleus of an atom is hit by another particle or high energy. Scientists don’t know the purpose of the others but assume they have a place in the order of the universe.

     What about the baryons or heavier particles? In 1947 British physicist Cecil Powell discovered another particle more massive that leptons, but less than a proton or neutron. It was called a pi meson or pion. Scientists scurried to make sense of all these new particles. In 1967 a new group of three particles were suggested called W particles. If a new theory of atomic structure were to make sense, then these should exist. The W particles were thought to be 100 times heavier than a proton. It wasn’t until 1982 that the first one was found by Italian Physicist Carlo Rubbia.
     According to present theory there is one more particle to be discovered. It is called the Higgs particle. It is supposedly larger than the W particles and is responsible for all the matter in the universe. For this reason it has been nicknamed the “God particle. Scientists think they may have detected it this year but the jury is still out as far as I know.
     So far mankind has gone from atoms being the fundamental particles, to protons, neutrons and electrons, and now to all kinds of particles. Scientists don’t expect to find any more than the 12 leptons already mentioned. These are considered fundamental particles that can’t be broken down further. There are four particles called exchange particles: the graviton, responsible for gravity, the photon responsible for light, the W particles and the pion. The last two exist in three forms sore there are a total of 8 exchange particles.
     The problem is that atom smashers have produced over a hundred different particles. American physicist Murray Gell-Mann proposed, that all particles that were not leptons were composed of fundamental particles called quarks. He got the name from James Joyce’s, Finnegans Wake where the phrase “Three quarks for Muster Mark is used.
     The latest theories indicate there are six quarks. Protons and neutrons each contain three and the mesons contain two. The quarks are called up, down, charm, strange, top and bottom. Is this the real end of the story? So far it seems to be, but check again in a few years.

Traditions of a Milo-ite
     By the time this column runs, Thanksgiving will be a memory and we'll be counting down the final days until we can finally put the holidays behind us and take a well needed rest. I admit the meaning of Thanksgiving is being skewed by the commercialism of Christmas, but I'm afraid I'm one of the biggest offenders. I've been listening to 92.9 for two weeks now loving every moment of Christmas music. Preparations for the holidays start in mid-August for me. Once I get back to work in late summer, it's full speed ahead until the Christmas decorations have all been put back in their storage closet. We do leave the snowmen out for the rest of the winter, but that will be the only vestiges of the holiday season that will remain.
     Tomorrow is Thanksgiving Day, and today I made an apple pie, a pumpkin pie, and a custard pie. I made pear salad, cranberry salad, the filling for my stuffed celery , and a pan of yeast rolls. I'll get up really early tomorrow morning and put my turkey and stuffing in the oven. My husband will peel potatoes, squash, turnip, and boiled onions to go with the turkey. I enjoy watching the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade, and I dream of the day that I can go there to enjoy it in person. Going to NYC to the parade will undoubtedly mean that someone else will be getting my Thanksgiving dinner that year. Someday....but not this year.
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     I've got a gorgeous bouquet of fall colored flowers in a tall pottery pitcher on my kitchen cupboard. They will add a nice touch when I move them to the dining table. I'll have to add my card table at the end of the dining table to accommodate the crowd that will be here for dinner. I've got a new tablecloth, some fancy napkins and new wineglasses to add to my table setting.
     I love Thanksgiving and I also love Christmas. I love all the planning and the running around and the cooking and making things special for my children and my grandchildren. I've still got a big box to send to Scotland, which isn't ready yet. It will probably cost over a hundred dollars to mail.... maybe even two hundred. Isn't that crazy? can't be helped. The dear little "grand-lassies" need to get their presents from Nannie and Buppa. They'll also be getting a big package from their dad. Won't their little cottage be a busy place of excitement when those big boxes arrive? With any luck it will be before Christmas of 2003.
     We went to "Swing" at the University of Maine last night. The place was packed, and there were even men in the audience dressed in Zoot suits. Some of them had longgggg feathers in their hats. Was that cool, or what??!! These men all belong to a dance club that meets there in Orono every Friday night. One of the men caught my husband's eye...and darned if he didn't know him. We had a nice chat with the guy and his wife after the show, and that's where we got all the information about the dance club. We finally got to our car and headed out of the parking lot, only to be held up by the hockey game traffic. We were in that parking lot a full 45 minutes going between two miles an hour or not moving at was a standstill quite a bit of the time. Now, you folks don't know what traveling with my husband is like, but 0 - 2 is not a good thing. When we finally got to open highway, and were able to resume normal speed, we realized that under normal circumstances we would have not only been home already...we would have been in bed, probably asleep!
     We've got another outing that we're looking forward to on Saturday. We are planning to go to the Chocolate Grille in Old Town for dinner, and then to see Schooner Fare at the University later in the evening. We are staying in Bangor overnight, and finishing our Christmas shopping on Sunday. With any luck, this trip will officially mark this year as the earliest I've ever been done with my Christmas shopping. However, I still have at least five projects that I've started and they still remain unfinished. I won't be happy if those jobs don't get done. Cards and a letter still need to be written and mailed, and the house...inside and out...still needs to be decorated.
     My friend Cheryl has once again surprised me with a Thanksgiving treat. She makes the most elegant Buttermilk Pie. I had heard of Buttermilk Pie, but had never tasted it before. Last year Cheryl made us a pie for Thanksgiving, and this year she has arrived with another. I think we've got a tradition going here! She also has put together a folder with lots of little interesting things for the "grands" to do when they arrive here tomorrow. She's included pages and pages for them to color, dot-to-dots, bookmarks and some craft projects to keep them occupied while we're trying to get the meal on the table. Again, I tell the world....I'm so lucky to have such a loving, thoughtful friend.

     Someday I'll get Cheryl's recipe for Buttermilk Pie....but in the meantime, I do have one that came from my Aunt Bea's Mayberry Cookbook.
2 cups sugar
1-teaspoon cinnamon
1-teaspoon nutmeg
1 -teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1/2 cup melted butter
3 large eggs
1 cup buttermilk
1 9-inch pie shell
     In a large bowl combine the sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla, cornstarch, butter and eggs. Beat with an electric mixer on low speed until well blended and uniform. Add the buttermilk and mix well. Pour into the pie shell. Bake in a 350-degree oven for 40 minutes, or until set and brown on the top.
     This recipe was submitted to the book by Ron Howard's mom, Mrs. Rance Howard. Imagine, Thanksgiving in Mayberry with Aunt Bea fixing a wonderful holiday meal for Andy and Opie! It would have been nice to be there.

Monday-Chicken burger, mashed potato, creamed corn, fruit, and milk every day.
Tuesday-Baked ham, scalloped potato, green beans, and pineapple.
Wednesday-Tomato soup, grilled cheese sandwich, cuke slices, and birthday cake.
Thursday-Lasagna, salad, dinner roll, and mixed fruit.
Friday-Breadsticks, cheese/sauce, stir-fry veg., and fruit.

     My goodness, so much has happened since the last time I wrote I barely know where to start. But I guess the most exciting news from the farm is that the Barred Rocks are laying eggs! I had figured from the day I got them they would start laying on Thanksgiving and they surprised me with three eggs the Monday before Thanksgiving. They have been laying from three to five eggs each day and Kirby and I still marvel at the feat. Each egg has been perfect and delicious. Every morning, as I head for the coop, I feel like a kid waking up on Christmas morning (or perhaps Easter morning!) eager to see what gifts were left in the night. I hope when I’m gathering a couple dozen eggs a day I still have this enthusiasm.
     Our little farm has increased in population since I last reported on it. All of the original goats and chickens are happy and healthy, but we have added a few members.
     On Nov. 6, I became aware of a dog that had been locked in a truck for three days. He belonged to a couple of the folks I deliver Meals for Me to, and I was aware that the wife had been admitted to a nursing home, but the husband had been admitted also, and I was unaware of that. Consequently, the dog had been in the truck with no food or water for 3 days.
     I showed up at the house where the dog lives to deliver the husband his meal and was told by the neighbors that he had been away for three days and that they were concerned about the dog, but didn’t dare to feed or water him, as he was vicious. I learned that a couple of folks, including the police, had tried to do something to help the dog, but his threatening behavior had stopped them. Being an animal lover, and kind of numb, I decided to do something to help the poor starving dog. I grabbed the food intended for the owner and started across the street to the

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truck. The neighbors were very concerned for my safety, and watched me from their door.
     I walked up to the truck and noticed the dog was hooked, with a leash to the handle of the passenger’s side front door so I moved around to the driver’s door. I put my hand out to open it and that’s when the medium sized Black Lab reacted and I jumped back five feet. The primal, guttural growls and wild, teeth bared lurching was a bit unsettling and a normal person probably would have turned heels and ran; I opened the driver’s side door.
     That seemed to further infuriate him and I knew from dealings with him before that the truck was his favorite spot and he was very protective of it, but I also knew he needed food and water. I realized the leash limited him and that he couldn’t get all the way to the driver’s door. Praying the leash held, I set the tray of food (I’m thankful it was pot roast, not something less palatable to dogs) in the driver’s seat and stepped back. He was still trying to protect himself but he was doing it between large gulps of food. A time or two I even saw his tail wag. I had gotten a bowl of water from the neighbor and I set that in the seat, closed the door and left. I had to get my day’s work done, and figure out what to do next; the dog needed to be released from the truck, then he needed to be tended, and I needed to formulate a plan.
     I finished up at the Meals for Me site and headed to the Town Office. Jane was so relieved to hear that I had taken action with the dog, and that he had food and water, at least for the time being. She said that if I could figure a way to get him to the veterinarian the town would cover the cost. She knew of the dog and had arranged with Julie Gallagher to tend to the six cats that were also left at the residence. I was very thrilled to learn what a kind compassionate Town Manager we have, and assured her I would get the dog over to the vet. I went to formulate a plan.
     I knew I would be doing the actual rescue myself, as all of my friends were working. I thought of the dangers I might face and what the actual threats to my body might be and decided my throat and hands were going to be the most vulnerable. I bought a pair of leather welder’s gloves, borrowed a snowmobile helmet (complete with a full-face shield), grabbed a dog carrier and some ground beef, and headed for the dog’s home.
     I parked by the truck and went across the street to tell the neighbors what I was doing and to ask them to watch my back. To my horror they weren’t there. I was about to attempt a very dangerous job completely alone and I was isolated on a back road. Now things were getting scary.
     My plan was to unhook the leash, hook him to my own leash, then entice him into the dog kennel with the hamburger. I tried to open the passenger door and discovered it was locked. It had one of those old-fashioned push down locks and the dog had pushed it, locking the door. I had a wire clothes-hanger in my car, straightened it, made a loop at the end and headed to the truck window, which had been left cracked a bit so the dog could get fresh air.
     Now, in order for you to visualize the procedure, I need to fill you in on what my “dog-rescue attire” consisted of. To protect my throat I had put on my denim jacket and buttoned it all the way up, then put my calf-length black rubber stall-mucking coat over it, also buttoned to my chin. I put on the royal-blue elbow length welder’s gloves and grabbed the hanger. I had concluded the snowmobile helmet would scare the heck out of the dog so I decided to only use it only if I needed it. I approached the passenger’s side of the truck, tried to ignore the dog’s face

smashing into the window as he lunged to kill me, and inserted the wire hanger into the crack at the top of the window.
     Now, I’m not very coordinated under the best of circumstances, and when faced with an angry snarling dog, while wearing oversized welding gloves, I become extremely clumsy! I fumbled and bumbled with the lock for a few minutes then decided I couldn’t maneuver the hanger with the gloves on, so I took them off. The dog’s large mouth couldn’t fit out the crack, so my hands weren’t in actual danger unless I put them in the window. I made an extra bend in the hanger so I could work it from beside the window, keeping my hands safe and groped for a few more minutes and suddenly the lock popped up! Yay!, I had made it possible to release the animal, who seemed to think I was directly responsible for every bad thing that ever happened to him. I went to my car, grabbed my leash and a pair of scissors to cut his leash, put on the helmet and the gloves and headed back to the truck. I took a deep breath and started talking to the dog in my own special animal/baby voice and opened the truck door. The dog started whining, jumped from the truck, lifted his leg and relieved himself. As he was doing this I got between him and the truck, hooked my leash on his collar, cut his leash, jumped back as far as my leash would allow and continued telling him what a good boy he was.
     The next thing I knew, he was sniffing the hamburger and wagging his tail. I had set the kennel down close to my car so I wouldn’t have far to carry it after I got him inside. I took more hamburger, placed it as far to the back of the kennel as possible, and walked behind it, hoping he would enter the kennel to eat the meat, then I would shut him in. My plan worked ! He entered the kennel, started gulping the meat and I went to the front to shut him in. One problem, his butt was sticking out. I had no choice except to bend down behind him and push on him. I pushed and shoved and even put my shoulder into it, but there was no denying that he was too big for the kennel. By this time he had finished the meat and exited the kennel, looking for more food. I removed the helmet and gloves, as he seemed more interested in eating than killing, and said out loud ”Well, now what are we going to do?” He promptly turned, jumped in my car and wagged his tail. I said, “Well, I guess that will work.” I gathered up the kennel and my gear, put them in my passenger seat, told him to stay calm and got in my car.
     Now, I know that was kind of an irresponsible move on my part, but I was determined to get him to the vet and we were in a car, so I turned the key, started the engine and headed for town. My new best friend was a perfect rider except for the fact he wanted to sit in the front and I had filled the seat with the kennel. He settled on riding on the gearshift, with one paw on my right arm. I realized that he wasn’t the killer he tried to portray, and decided the folks at the Town Hall needed to meet him. I walked him into the office to the amazement of everyone there, and even introduced him to Todd Lyford, who gave him a few dishes of water, which the dog lapped up in no time. Janet Richards mentioned that the people who owned him had licensed him, so she looked up the paperwork and we determined his name was Radar. He knew his name and wiggled with glee whenever one of us said it.
     After drinking all that water, Radar was in need of a bathroom break, so he headed outdoors. The only problem was he wasn’t used to large, clean glass doors and promptly smacked his head into the glass. Todd and I couldn’t help but laugh, as Radar wasn’t hurt, just confused. I took him outside, he did his business, and then I loaded him in the car to head for the Corinth Veterinary Clinic.
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     I didn’t dare take him to my house, not knowing if he was vaccinated for dog diseases, or if he had any contagious illnesses, so a check-up was in order. Jane had arranged with the clinic to keep him for a week, give him the necessary vaccines, a check-up, and a bath. After a week we would know the fate of his owners and would do what needed to be done. I wouldn’t consider the idea of having the dog put to sleep unless I found out there were no other options. There still was the chance his owners would come home, and Radar would be returned to them. I knew his aggressive behavior would make it hard to find him a new home, but didn’t completely reject the hope of placing him with a good family.
     The trip to East Corinth went very well. Radar even whined when he had to go to the bathroom. I would stop the car and take him out on the leash. It seems pot roast and hamburger are pretty good laxatives for a dog!. Three stops later we were at the Clinic. He apprehensively entered the building, was checked in, then I reluctantly left. I knew it was the responsible thing to do, but my heart was breaking at the thought of him being locked up again.
     As days went by, it seemed apparent that the owners were going to stay in the nursing home indefinitely. Radar had been at the clinic for four days, and I had called daily to see how he was doing. The receptionist assured me he was content, eating well , and seemed quite healthy. Guilt overcame me that Saturday, and Kirby and I decided to go get Radar. Jane had offered me the town’s chain-link kennel, so I could keep him isolated from my animals in case he showed aggressive behavior. We figured if worse came to worse, we could keep him in the kennel during the day, and put him in Heikki’s large plastic kennel, inside, at night.
     When we picked Radar up, he was understandably wound up, and pulled and tugged at the leash. Once in the car, he wanted to sit on my lap, which was physically impossible, so it was an energy-charged hectic trip home. Kirby and I both silently wondered what kind of havoc would break out when we got home; when Radar saw the other animals would there be chasing and fighting?
     Our fears quickly vanished when we let Radar out of the car. He and Heikki loved each other from the first moment , and the other animals, although wary, took the new family member in stride.
     It was only a matter of hours before we realized what a sweet loving dog Radar is. He fits into our animal family quite well, and is getting over the aggressiveness to strangers. We have learned it will be a long time, if ever, before his owners are released, and we are prepared to keep him forever if necessary. Radar has become a member of our crazy family, and I’m sure he is very happy.
     Next week I will share the story of how I rescued an abandoned rooster and update you on the goats and chickens.
By Nancy Grant
     The information about Lake View sent by Mr. Harmon is especially interesting to me since my great grandfather Wawrzyniec (Lawrence) Willinski and grandfather John Willinski Sr. worked there before 1920. Also, my Dad John, Jr., was born in Lake View shortly after it shut down.
The “Babyhood” of Lakeview
Submitted by Albert “Zeb” Harmon
     The location of the Lake View Mills was determined in 1888 by the late F.W. Hamlin, then Agent for the Merrick Thread Company. The first trees were felled and work of clearing land for the mill site begun in September, 1888. During the year 1889 the original mill boarding house and a few of the tenement houses were constructed. At that time the Atlantic Division of the Canadian Pacific Railroad had not been completed, so that supplies for Lake View were delivered by team to a point on the lake shore about two miles above Lake View, then known as “Gerrish Landing” and from there were transferred by boat to Lake View. Later the highway from Lake View to the county road at Highland Quarry was laid out and built.
     MILL SUPERINTENDENTS: Orrin W. Hamlin, B.F.Clark, C.W.Howe, G.M.Follette, A.B.Clark, E.S.Daggett, and F.A.Doble.
     Church services were first held in Lake View in 1891 by Rev. and Mrs. A.W. Young. Mr. Young was at that time Pastor of the Milo Baptist Church. At the same time a Sunday School was organized with J.E. Farnham as Superintendent. Church and Sunday School services have been held more or less regularly since that time, the first Resident Pastor being Rev. F.H. Pratt, who served from October, 1915, to May, 1919.

1. Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional.
2. Forget the health food. I need all the preservatives I can get.
3. When you fall down, you wonder what else you can do while you’re down there.
4. You’re getting old when you get the same sensation from a rocking chair that you once got from a roller coaster.
5. It’s frustrating when you know all the answers, but nobody bothers to ask you the questions.
6. Time may be a great healer, but it’s a lousy beautician.
7. Wisdom comes with age, but sometimes age comes alone.

1. You believe in Santa Claus.
2. You don’t believe in Santa Claus.
3. You are Santa Claus.
4. You look like Santa Claus.

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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.

     President Edwin Treworgy welcomed nineteen members and guests Edie Miles and Key Club member Ashley Case.
     Roy Bither led us in the Pledge of Allegiance.
     Herb Dunham led us in a prayer to remember all at this time of Thanksgiving.
     Virgil Valente was our reader today and his inspirational message was concerned with the impact of teachers on students. “Mrs. Thompson noticed one of her students, Teddy, was failing his subjects, didn’t take care of himself, and was becoming withdrawn. She decided she didn’t like him. At Christmas she received gifts from all of her students. Teddy’s was poorly wrapped and contained an inexpensive bracelet and a perfume bottle with a little left in it. She put some on so as to not embarrass Teddy. After school he told her that she smelled just like his mother. When Mrs. Thompson learned that his mother had passed away from cancer, it opened her eyes to the reason for Teddy’s decline. She made an effort to pay special attention to Teddy and he came alive again. She became his favorite teacher. He went on to college and eventually became a physician but he never forgot Mrs. Thompson.” Please remember that encouraging words have a powerful effect that last forever, especially for children!
     Happy birthday goes out today to Leo Gray and Jan Blinn and to Don Hayes and Mike Grindle on December 2. Anniversary wishes go to Eben and Joanne DeWitt for today and to Edwin and Ethelyn Treworgy on November 29. (Ed told us they have been married for 16 years and have five children, ten grandchildren, and one great grandchild!)
     Twenty-two happy, sad, and thankful dollars were donated today for newly laid eggs, less stress, “Swing”, Key Club, “Diary of Anne Frank”, work done and to be done, anniversaries, teachers, continuing education, and ambassador Sonya Salley.
     Trish filled us in on the Key Club activities; the Christmas tree lighting on December 1 at 4:30pm, helping Manna wrap gifts on December 14, a blood drive on December 18, officer’s training in Greenville, selling snacks at the upcoming basketball games, and helping with the Cooks’ Christmas dinner on the 25th.
     Reading is Fundamental will have their book distribution on December 18 at 9:30am at the Milo Elementary school. A very special visitor is expected!
     The Secret Santa program is in its final stages. Many donations have been received including a generous $100.00 from the Orion Rebekah Lodge, 100 hats and gloves, 100 coats from the Salvation Army, four boxes of toys, and wooden toys. Sometime during the week of December 9 Santa’s elves, Ed, Ethelyn, Lois, Nancy, Lorraine, Janet, Chris, and Virgil hope to finish shopping for all the boys and girls on Santa’s list.

     A vote on the donation policy acceptance was postponed until the December 11 business meeting.
     The Club will NOT meet on December 25 or January 1. The Board will meet on December 5 at Angie’s beginning at 6:30am.
     Our upcoming speakers are Rev. Ernie Madden on December 4 and Katie Robertson on December 18.
     Today’s guest speaker was our own Kiwanis member Dennis Dorsey.
     Dennis has been diving for 25 years, scuba diving for 15, and an instructor for 7 years. He is trained and certified to a water depth of 350 to 400 feet as well as ice diving.
     He heads a team of twelve divers in connection with the Washington County Sheriff’s Department with equipment paid for out of their own pockets. They perform safety diving that is considered to be all diving by individuals necessary to and part of a police, fire, or public safety activity under the jurisdiction of any private or public institution. The dive team offers their services to any law enforcement or public safety agency for the recovery of murder victims and evidence of crimes (weapons or vehicles). They also lend their assistance to the U.S. Coast Guard, Inland Fish & Wildlife Department, and organizations that the Sheriff or Chief Deputy say are necessary for the search and recovery of presumed and known drowning victims. They work in underwater and ice search, rescue, and recovery of people, vehicles, and equipment. This can be especially dangerous, as the gases have to be mixed properly for specific types of dives. At 418 feet oxygen would fatal.
     Dennis informed us that the annual training’s primary concern is for the diver’s safety. Many times the conditions are not ideal but the search is done in dark, murky waters. Each diver is equipped with four to five hundred pounds of gear which would be impossible to deal with on land but manageable under water. Even if a search is not fruitful, it is always useful for training purposes. Dennis says he can suit up in about six minutes.
     Dennis gave a demonstration with the underwater camera that can ‘see’ at any depth. It can be attached to metal detector, a magnetometer, similar in appearance to a cruise missile. This is towed behind a boat at a depth of approximately 400 feet and is capable of transmitting images from a radius of 500 feet.
     Dennis is also hoping to coordinate public safety diving in the Milo and Brownville area. He surprised us with the fact that there are boulders in Schoodic Lake as big as houses as well as cars, wood stoves, huge batteries, and even a couple of toilets!
     He told us about a dangerous recreational dive he was involved with. He had taken three others to a depth of 90 feet to practice diving skills. When motioned to clear their masks they only stared at him so he repeated the motion again and again. After showing his frustration they, in unison, pointed behind him. He turned to find a five to six hundred pound grouper, a very powerful fish, directly in back of him. Maybe the phrase, ‘feet (or fins), don’t fail me now’ came to mind! The outcome was in his favor as he was with us in person to tell the story.
     Thank you, Dennis, for the very interesting, informative, and entertaining presentation.
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