Three Rivers News, 2003-05-06
TUESDAY, MAY 6, 2003

Presenting: A Trip Down Memory Lane

"Lost In The Fifties Tonight"
Three Rivers Kiwanis
3rd Annual Variety Show
May 9th and 10th
Milo Town Hall at 7:00 P.M.
Tickets: $5.00
Proceeds to benefit R.I.F
Refreshments on Sale
     Please leave your non-perishable items by your mailbox, or drop them off at the Post Office.
Needed items include canned foods, paper goods, peanut butter, macaroni, etc.
Collected items will be used to stock the shelves of local food cupboards.
Thanks in advance for your generosity!!!


On Saturday, May 10th, 2003
from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM
At the Piscataquis Valley Fair Grounds dining Hall
in Dover-Foxcroft.
Sponsored by the Piscataquis valley Fair Association.
Adults: $5.00, Children under 12, $3.00
For more information, or to offer assistance, call;
Anita Edgerly at 564-3097, Susie Ricker at 943-2692, or Deanne Merrill at 943-2650.

     American Legion Post #92 in Brownville Jct. is organizing a benefit dinner for Wanda Conlogue. Wanda, who was recently diagnosed with leukemia, is at Eastern Maine Medical Center where she is currently undergoing treatment. Wanda and her husband Hazen, along with their two sons, are long time residents of Brownville Jct. Wanda is the owner/operator of Hair Affair, a popular beauty salon in town.
     The roast pork dinner will be held on May 10 at the Brownville Jct. American Legion Hall on Railroad Avenue. There will be 3 separate sittings for the dinner beginning at 1:00; the second will be at 2:30 and the third at 4:00. Advanced tickets are $10.00 for adults and $5.00 for children under 12. Tickets at the door will be $12.50 and $6.50 for children under 12. Tickets can be purchased from any Legion member. A Legion member will be present at the Hall on May 8th, from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM to sell tickets. The phone number for the Hall is 965-1953. You can also call 965-7031 or 965-3631 for any inquiries regarding the dinner or contributions for Wanda.

     At the School of Business Convocation held on Tuesday, April 29th , at the Husson College Center for Family Business, Jody Vail was awarded the “School of Business 2003 Outstanding

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Marketing award”. This particular award is chosen by the faculty of the School of Business at Husson College to signify outstanding students within their particular major.
     Jody is graduating May 10th with her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree with a concentration in Marketing. Jody will graduate with honors…referred to as “Cum laude.” The Husson College graduation will be broadcasted on ABC channel 7 starting at 10:30 am Saturday May 10th..
     Jody is the daughter of Tammy and Joel Vail of Milo, and graduated from Penquis Valley High School in 1998. We at the Three River’s News wish her the best that life has to offer.
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Milo, Maine 04463
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     Byron Spear, son of Avis Spear, is recovering from a lengthy illness, and would appreciate cards or notes from old or new friends. Drop him a line and make his day!!! His address is:
Byron Spear
1145 Viewmont Drive
Evington VA 24550

(Val needs to send it to me)

     The time for Milo High School’s annual Alumni Banquet is nearing and people from different classes are starting to organize reunions. Though Milo High School is of the past, the spirit is alive and well and people look forward to meeting old schoolmates, sharing memories, and catching up on current happenings. You might not know about another multi-age group, with a common tie to Milo High School, that meets on a monthly basis for brunch, memories, and current happenings.
     Though we cannot pinpoint precisely when this group began, we know it was seven to eight years ago. A few women living in the Bangor area, but with Milo School as a common tie, met occasionally for coffee. As they urged others with the same tie to join them, and a few women began coming down from Milo, the group grew and they started calling themselves the Milo Girls. To make planning simpler, we now made it a regular date for the fourth Thursday of each month at 10:00 a.m.
     The size of the group varies from month to month; in mid-winter there might be as few as eight, but fair weather might bring out more than twenty. In Bangor, our meeting place is the

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coffee shop at Kev-Lan on Broadway, directly across from Gifford’s Ice Cream. They can usually give us a private room where other patrons won’t be disturbed by our chatter. When we meet in Milo, we alternate between the two B&B’s. In March, we met at the Hitching Post; the next time we meet in Milo, it will be at Down Home. We’re also checking to see if the new café in Sebec Village could accommodate a group of our size.
     We welcome newcomers and Three Rivers News seems to be a good place to get our message out. It doesn’t matter if you went to school in the 30’s, the 60’s, or in between, you’re still a Milo Girl. Nor does it matter where you live now – we come from Sebec, Dover-Foxcroft, Brownville, Atkinson, Etna, Stetson, Hampden, Bangor, but our friendships started in Milo. Remember – we meet on the fourth Thursday of each month, 10:00 a.m. To learn where the current meeting will be, contact any of these persons: Joanne DeWitt (943-2486), Janice Mountain (564-8081), Theda Cowing (945-6560), Iris Buzzell (942-5328). Come and see what it’s all about.

A special Month of May Yoga Special will be offered by Cindy Herbest
from May 6 – May 27 from 6:45-7-45 p.m.
This Tues. evening class will give you an insight on why all age groups are enjoying and benefiting from this practice.
You will find that everything moves more freely, and that daily chores become less challenging. Stretch, tone, strengthen & relax your body & mind.
$15.00 for the 4-week session.

Brownville Trivia
Choose the best answer.
1. Screwy Louie stayed at the (a) Pleasant River Hotel (b) YMCA
(c) Herrick Hotel (d) French Boardinghouse.
2. John Chase was a (a) milk man (b) meat man (c) mail man (d) horse trader.
3. E.H. Ladd cook Jack Heskett was known for his (a) yeast rolls (b) pancakes (c) donuts (d) birthday cakes.
4. (a) Greta Connors (b) Eleanor Rosebush (c) Malcolm Buchanan (d) Phil Adams taught at BHS and BJHS.
5. Bernard Jones was a veteran of (a) the Civil War (b) WWI (c) WWII (d) the Korean War.
6. The underpass was made in (a) 1900 (b) 1914 (c) 1916 (d) 1918.
7. Skippy Graham liked (a) football (b) tennis (c) basketball (d) baseball.
8. BJHS beat (a) Calais (b) ACI (b) Greenville (c) Stearns (d) Milo
in the opening round of the 1959 tournament at the Bangor Auditorium.
9. (a) Walter McClain (b) Neil Arbo (c) Will Crozier (d) Rodney Ross was the longest serving selectman.
10. The bell at the Milo Historical Society Museum came from (a) the Brownville Methodist Church (b) BJHS (c) the Briggs Block (d) the Herrick Hotel..

Answers: 1-b 2-c 3-c 4-a 5-b 6-d 7-c 8-b 9-c 10-a

     The Town of Brownville will be flushing hydrants in the Junction and Village water systems May 9th - May 25th. We apologize for any inconvenience that this routine maintenance may have on our consumers. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Town Office at 965-2561.
     The Town of Brownville is accepting applications for one (1) Part-Time Summer Labor position in the Recreation Department. Duties include providing scheduled programs for children as well as facility maintenance. Applications may be picked up at the Town Office and must be returned no later than 4:00 p.m. on May 14, 2003.

     There will be a meeting to form the gazebo committee at the Town Hall Thursday May 8th at 7:00 PM. The purpose will to be to form the gazebo committee and start to organize the process to raise money for the project. Three Rivers Kiwanis already has pledges of financial support, so the gazebo project seems to be very popular.
     Any person who would like to participate or be on the committee is invited to attend. The proposed gazebo would be by the boat landing of the Sebec River, and would serve as a bandstand for musical acts, including The Community Band. Come and join in this fun project!

     There will be Round Robin Tennis beginning Tuesday, May 20th , at 5:30 PM. All tennis players 16 and over are invited to join us every Tuesday at the Elm Street Tennis Court. For more information, call Mary Lou Lee at 965-9721.
     Youth tennis lessons will be given for children ages 10-14 as part of the Milo Recreational Summer Sports program. Call Mary Lou Lee at 965-9721 for more information.
     Round Robin tennis is currently taking place on Sundays from 3-5PM at the Elm Street courts.

     The Katahdin Country Club in Milo will offer free golf lessons to 6th, 7th, 8th, and 9th grade students. There is a limit of 16 students, so call Murrel at 943-7326 by Monday, May 12, to sign up.
     The lessons will be held on Tuesdays for 8 of the students, and on Thursdays for the other 8 students.

     The ladies met on Thursday morning for breakfast at The Restaurant with 18 ladies from area churches present. We enjoyed a good breakfast, great fellowship and lots of laughter.
     On Thursday evening, the Nurture Outreach Worship groups met together to discuss church life. The mission project of assembling health kits was discussed and we are collecting items for them. Needed items are hand towels, combs, bars of soap, toothbrushes, tubes of toothpaste, washcloths, nail files, and nail clippers, and Band-Aids. All items must be new and in individual packages. We will be collecting items until June 1,2003. The regular meeting of United Methodist Women will be held on Thursday, May 8, with guest speaker June Rollins Brown who will be speaking on the Life Jackets program.

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6TH Grade Junction News
     The staff at the 6th Grade Junction would like to announce their students of the week for the week of April 28. They have chosen MATT WARREN, AMANDA TARTAGLIO and ASHLEY CARROW for the hard work that they have shown and also for their friendly spirit. Ashley and Amanda are both new students and have already made many new friends. Matt has shown much improvement the last few weeks and has been a very hard worker. Keep up the good work students!
     There will be a PTO meeting in the 6th Grade Junction at 6:30 May 1. We need to finalize the plans for our Boston field trip on May 30.
     The 6th Grade Junction will have their open house on May 8 from 5:00 to 7:00. We encourage all parents to attend.
     The Spring Band concert will be held on May 8 at 7:00. Our 6th grade students will participate. This should be a very enjoyable evening. Please plan to join us.
     There will be a meeting on May 15 at 6:30 in the 6th grade for the chaperons for the Boston field trip. It is very important for these chaperons to attend this meeting.
     There was a 6th grade PTO/staff meeting this past Thursday night with 10 PTO members attending and 2 staff members to finalize the plans for their trip to the New England Aquarium on Friday, May 30th. A two-page list of details that Mrs. Wright wanted to address was the main topic for the meeting....of which, most of the items were taken care of. The busses are set to leave from the High School at 5:00 a.m. sharp...and return at 10:30 that evening.
     The students have done an overwhelming job of raising money for the trip...and with the bottle drive money that they raised, they will all be handed a disposable camera as they get off the bus in Boston and each student will receive $5.00 for supper in Kennebunkport on the way home.
     There is only 1 more scheduled meeting for the staff and all the chaperons on May 15th @ 6:30. THE ENTIRE 6TH GRADE HAVE DONE AN "AWESOME" JOB!

     Twenty seniors and one junior from Penquis Valley High School attended the Jobs for Maine Graduates Career Development Competition Day held at the Augusta Civic Center on Wednesday, April 30. The students from Penquis competed against eight schools, which included about 120 students from across the State of Maine.
     Attending the competition were Craig Durant, Amanda Martin, Dustin Perkins, Richard Chase, Colby Chase, Lisa Ellison, Seth Simonian, Rachel Hersey, Kristin Lee, Heather Donaghy, Brandon McKenzie, Paul Gray, Lindsay Ouellete, Sonja Salley, Allison Williams, Chuck Wooten, Mindy Dyer, Brett Gerrish, Nick Maioriello, Alicia Estes, and Stephanie Eastman.
     The students participated against students from Region 3, which includes the schools in Belfast, Calais, Waterville, Gardiner, Leavitt, Northern Penobscot, and Sumner.
     Trophy winners included: First Place in Communications, an activity based on good listening skills and excellent communications; led by Heather Donaghy and Brett Gerrish; a first place in Public Speaking, which encourages students to develop their communication skills by demonstrating self-confidence and poise when speaking to a group won by Amanda

Martin and a first place in Press Conference, a situation where the participant responds to one question in a category of their choice, won by Kristin Lee.
     A second place trophy was won in Decision Making, where the students were encouraged to develop critical thinking and communication skills by making a group choice in a hypothetically posed dilemma and by presenting reasons in support of the choice, won by Alicia Estes, Richard Chase, Rachel Hersey, Charles Wooten, and Lisa Ellison. The other second place trophy was won in Career Marketplace, enabling students to promote their respective school’s Career Association, won by Colby Chase and Kristin Lee.
     Third place trophies were awarded in two categories. Employment Triathlon, enabling students to demonstrate his or her competency in standard job acquisition skills was won by Colby Chase and The Rat Race trophy, which enables students to demonstrate their team work ability to accomplish a task, was won by Craig Durant, Dustin Perkins, Richard Chase, and Nick Maioriello.
     The staff, student body, and the residents of the Penquis Valley area congratulate the students who won as well as those who attended. Mr. Carl Wilson, JMG advisor, expressed his thanks to the seniors in their excellent behavior. “I am proud of them for all their hard work,” he said. And so are we.

     The Restaurant, owned by Chuck and Joi Stevens, and the Three Rivers Kiwanis Club of Milo/Brownville, are teaming up to provide an evening of fine dining on Friday, May 16 for juniors and seniors who are attending the annual Junior Prom. The dinner will be offered in two settings, one at 5:30 pm and another at 6:45 pm.
     The dinner will offer the juniors/seniors and their dates the opportunity to experience a relaxed meal with an elegant atmosphere. Fresh flowers and candlelight are but two of the treats the Restaurant and Kiwanians have in store for the students. Waiters and waitresses, provided by the Kiwanians, will be eager to meet their every dining need. Included in the cost of the dinner is a photograph of the couple, done by Joi Stevens.
     Those attending will begin their dining extravaganza with an appetizer of their choice, choosing from a fresh fruit plate, shrimp cocktail or French Onion soup topped with bubbling cheese.
     The main course will be a choice of Prime Rib, done to the student’s order; baked stuffed haddock, pasta primavera (Angel hair pasta with veggies in a cream sauce), or baked, stuffed boneless breast of chicken.
     The dinner is served with the students choice of two selections from the following: garden salad, broccoli with cheese sauce, glazed baby carrots, rice pilaf, twice baked potatoes, potatoes with butter and sour cream, mashed potatoes and gravy or French fries.
     And, according to Val Robertson, what great dinner would be complete without a great dessert? The students may consider warm apple crisp with ice cream, triple chocolate cake sundae or cheesecake with strawberry topping. And of course, the students will have their choice of beverages. Hot bread and butter are included.
     And what will the students be charged for this culinary treat? The cost is only $30 per couple or $15 for single, which includes tip and tax. Val Robertson told the seniors and juniors at
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a meeting held Friday during PAT that she must know in advance who plans to attend, their choices of appetizers, main course, side-dishes, and dessert. She will contact the students as to their choices the week before the prom.
     The event is open to all seniors, juniors, and their dates. Those students interested must submit their intentions to the Penquis Valley High School office by Monday, May 5.

From the classroom of:
Mrs. Barden - Our Terrific Kid this week is such a sweetie. She is always so happy and cheerful with her teachers and classmates. She has become an awesome reader! Her journal writing is something to be very proud of. Keep up the terrific progress!! Congratulations HEATHER PEARL!! You really are a Terrific Kid!
Mrs. Dunham - Our Terrific Kid is a very kind and and helpful girl. She is very conscientious about all her assignments. She always follows the I Care rules. She goes out of her way to help classmates and adults. She is a terrific big sister at home. Congratulations to KAMBREA ATKINSON.
Mrs. Dellolio - REBECCA CARPENTER is our Terrific Kid this week. She is generous, and always willing to share with anyone. She loves to read, and is doing a great job, and enjoys playing with her friends.
Mrs. Hayes – Our 144 days of school have found our Terrific Kid to be a mover and improver. She has moved and improved in reading, writing and math. She has improved in her social interactions with others. She has moved on to neat and careful work. She has really moved and improved in kindness and caring. Her writing to Sgt. Donald Martin Jr. is an example. Please listen and enjoy her special published work.
     Dear Sgt. Martin, ‘Did you like the stuff and the candy we gave you for you and your friends? We all love you and your friends. Do you know "Saodm Howsan". We hate him. We hope you get home safe. Then you will get to spend time with your family. You can take them far away. You can take them for walks. You can take them places. “ Love, MACY LEONARD What a terrific kid!
Mrs. Tardiff and Mrs.Hussey - DERRICK JOHNSON--Derrick is a hard worker, active listener, and caring friend to his classmates. He follows the I-Care rules of our class and makes good behavior choices. His handwriting is beautiful. We love having Derrick in our class. TIFFANY LYFORD--Tiffany always puts her best effort into tasks. She takes pride in producing neat work and often gets S+ on her handwriting papers.She's made great progress in her reading skills . She also follows the I-Care rules and is a good friend. We love having Tiffany in our class.
Mrs. Walker and Mrs. Carey - Yesterday we got a May Basket from sweet Mrs. Green. Inside was a note, the nicest one we've seen. It said, "Dear Children, This week has been great, the best one of late. It wasn't just the sun and warm spring days. It was the kindergarten children sharing in their loving kind ways And because you've followed the rules so well I have some great news I can't wait to tell: The Terrific Kids this week are: the WHOLE CLASS! Congratulations!"
Mrs. Whitney - There are two Terrific Kids this week. This first one is a new student who joined us just before vacation and is fitting in very nicely, ETHAN HERRELL. He comes to us from the Bangor School System and is doing a great job adjusting to our school. The second one has helped our first terrific kid in adjusting to our classroom, schedule and school setting. He is

TYLER CREIGHTON. Mrs. Whitney really appreciates his support in helping out with the new student. Great job!

     Mrs. Barden’s class received a letter from D.J.Martin on April 29. He asked us to please thank everyone in the Milo area who had donated items for the boxes. The Marines in his group really appreciated the boxes, especially the hygiene items. He said that things seemed to be winding down and he hopes to be home soon. D.J. also said that everyone now knows what a great, thoughtful, and giving bunch of people live in Milo.
     Chris Martin also got a letter from him. She heard that it is between 2 weeks and 2 months that he will be home.

     Bus Students of the Week: From Brownville, CODY DYLAN FILES, Milo Elementary, TAYLOR POMERLEAU, ALAN YANBUL.

     The Milo Elementary School PTO is celebrating National Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week May 5th through the 9th.
     The PTO would like to take this opportunity to bring our community's attention to the many, many contributions that the staff at Milo Elementary makes to each of us individually and as members of our community. The staff at Milo Elementary has faced some incredibly tough situations professionally and personally throughout our school year. Even in the most difficult of moments, this staff has been committed and caring to their students, student families, and co-workers.
     In times of economic hardships in our area, one of the best ways we can each help to strengthen our education system without tax dollars is simply by showing respect and support for our school staff. All of the staff that have contact with our students throughout the day are shouldering a major responsibility, and I'll bet each one of us can think of an instance when these staff members have been asked to help with a non-educating task. Let's take the time to say "thanks" to the school district staff of our area. Need a specific suggestion?
Take the time this week to write a personal note to someone who works at your student's school to say thanks for the time and effort they provide. This might be their teacher, teaching support staff, the bus driver, or the person that serves them lunch.
When you pick your child up from school, let your child's educators know they are appreciated -- by you and your student.
Do you see some of these people at the grocery store, or a school ball game? Take a moment to speak with them and simply say thank you to them.
Call or send a note to find out when you can visit the classroom to lend a helping hand. For example, reading a book to the class, (the children love this and it might free up 5 or 10 minutes of the teacher's day to work on other things) or volunteer to help out at recess time.
Chaperone your student's field trip.
Attend your school's Kiwanis Terrific Kid Assembly.
Don't have a student? Write a note to your former teacher and let them know they were appreciated.

Cook School News
May 1, 2003 Assembly
     Principal, Pat Bradbury and Kiwanian, Val Robertson awarded Terrific Kid Awards to JOSH GRAY, RACHAEL WOOD and RICHIE RUSSELL. Unfortunately, Josh was absent. Ms. Ivy
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stated that Josh is a good friend and works hard every day. Mrs. Bessey said that Rachael has really worked hard to earn the award this week. She's had a terrific attitude. Miss K. appreciates that Richie challenges her every day. Richie is recognized as a role model by all of the students at the Cook School. Thanks Richie.
     Congratulations to all of our Terrific Kids.
     Mrs. Harmony accompanied the 4th and 5th grade class on the piano as they sang, "Over There." Words and music are by George M. Cohen. Our ACES (All Children Exercising Simultaneously) walk will take place Wednesday, May 7, 10-10:30 am. We welcome parents and community members who would like to walk with us.
     The next Heartbeaters session with be Thursday, May 8. Heartbeaters will be going for a long walk through the fields behind the school. Students need to be picked up at 3:45.

Weight Watchers at Work
     We are just two members away from continuing our Tuesday afternoon WW at Work Sessions. If you are interested in joining the group, please contact Sue Chaffee at 943-7346 ext. 208 or Chris Beres at 943-2122. This program has been very successful in helping members achieve desired weight loss by developing healthier eating habits. As soon as we have 15 members we'll be ready to go!
     In answer to a reader’s question about where to find a Weight Watchers store, Sue Writes: The only WW store I am aware of is the Weight Watchers Center in Bangor. Located on Griffin Rd. side of Airport Mall, separate entrance. They offer many WW products.
     Another resource is the WW website @
     There is also the WW At Home program. Order a kit by calling 1-800-710-HOME (4663).

Move and Improve
     We are just completing week # 8 of the 12-week Moveand Improve Program. Hope everyone has been faithful in their commitment to move and improve and has been keeping track of progress by use of the Activity Log, either on paper or on-line.
     In order to be eligible for "big" prizes you must enter your activity log information at the Entry Log Site. The Log Entry portion of the web site will be available starting on May 31st until June 11th. There are no exceptions to this deadline so please don't forget.
     Celebrating the End of the Program. This year the celebration activity will be different than in years past. There will be multiple celebration activities targeting 5 sites around Maine. Specific locations, dates and times will be provided in the next update so stay tuned. The Celebration Event for our area will still be held in Bangor, possibly at EMMC.
     Major prizes (cash and kayak) will be offered to all individuals who complete the program based on the gold and silver level so make sure you enter your Activity Log information.
     Once again Moosehead Adventures is offering, at the local level, a Kayak Trip for 3 people and a guest. You will need to submit your written Activity Log information at one of the school offices in order to be eligible for this drawing. Last year's winners had an awesome time and will for sure be hoping to win again!

     Editor’s Note: I would like to welcome Iris Buzzell to the “staff” of the Three Rivers News. The following article will begin a series of articles taken from the diary of William Livermore. Thank you Iris for making this available to us. Val

Dear Val,
     I've attached the portion of the Livermore diary that I have. I know it's long and you can do what you wish with it. Here's just a little background on Livermore, if you don't already know it:

     William Taylor Livermore was born in Sebec, Maine in 1840, the sixth child of David Livermore and Sarah Taylor Livermore. David Livermore owned property in the southwest corner of Milo, very near the Milo-Sebec line, on the banks of the Piscataquis River.
     William’s diary begins In August 1862, shortly after he was mustered into the 20th Maine Volunteers. Probably to pass time on the trip to Washington and Virginia, he began making a record of the trip and he continued even as his unit went from one battle area to another. He gives an excellent picture of their living conditions and the thoughts he had about the war and about family back at home.
     When he returned to Milo after the war, his father sold the family homestead to him and he became a farmer. On November 18, 1869, William married Alice Sophia Stone and they had six children. By 1875, the Livermores were living in the Sargent Hill area, the lot just past Nellie Willinski’s present home. In 1892, Livermore purchased the home on Billington Road that Colonel Joseph Lee once owned. This house was built in 1849 and is presently owned by Clarence and Susan Keith.
     William Taylor Livermore died in 1911 and his widow sold the property to John Dean in 1912. Alice Livermore bought a home on West Main Street and lived there until she died in 1913. The house burned some years ago and Gerry Rublee lives in a smaller house on the lot.
     Livermore’s daughter, Carrie, married Edwin M. Hamlin, and another daughter, Nellie, married Edwin’s brother Joseph Chester Hamlin. A third daughter, Sadie, lived but a few months in 1876 and their son Percy died at age 21 in 1897. Frank Livermore lived for many years in the home on West Main Street where Alice spent the last year of her life. The youngest daughter, Alice, married a Woodworth and lived in Aroostook County.

Diary of William T. Livermore
Part 1
Aug. 29, 1862: Camp Mason, Portland, 20th Maine Regt., mustered Milo, the United States. I received $345.00. Aug. 30: Received $40. and were camped and ordered to march for Washington at 8 o’clock a.m.
Aug. 31: Sunday fair and warm, all well and in good spirits. In the afternoon I attended a temperance lecture on the ground. Ordered to march Sept. 1. Later countermanded. H. B. Farris got sick.
Sept. 2: Called out at 3 a.m. and took one day’s rations and strung knapsacks and marched to the depot about one mile and took the cars for Boston at 12 o’clock p.m. Went on board the Merrimac at 3 p.m.; the 20th Maine and 36 Mass. All hands well.
Sept. 3: Set sail at 4 a.m. for Washington. One man lost overboard in the night. We were cheered at Fort Warren. I begin to grow seasick. At night I went to the bow of the steamer, and we passed a fleet of 20 schooners in half an hour. All close by the water as smooth and as calm as a pond. Some are seasick.
Sept. 4: Came on deck at sunrise and more beautiful morning never shown upon the water. There was not a ripple upon the waves. We have not seen land today and but few sails. We had a good breakfast of fresh beef and loaf of bread and coffee. I bought a lemon for 12 cents. Whiskey was sold for $3 a pint and sausages about one foot long for one dollar a piece. The Merrimac a new steamer ship of 2500 tons, 3 masts and almost 300 feet long. The men are pretty thick on deck when the two Regts. are on for rations. The Maine Regt. has the starboard side above and below, and the Mass. the opposite. The coffee is made in one tank and once for a Regt. 80 lbs. of coffee a ration. The sea has been as calm all day as a pond, with not a ripple upon the surface. It is after sunset and it looks hazy. All hands well.
Sept. 5: The morning clear and warm and the ocean calm and lovely. I can see the Maryland shore and see smoke for the first time since the first day. There are 17 sails in sight this morning. I went to the bow of the ship and looked over watching the fish,

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and I saw a fish about 6 feet long close by the ship. Then I saw a fish about 6 rods from the ship. I saw about 10 feet of him, his back came out of the water. He looked like a rooster. They say he was a shark. They say they saw 3 sharks this morning close by the bow of the ship, but I did not see them. I saw hundreds of sunfish. They are about as large as a plate and look bright. They are like a bunch of frog spawns.
     I am sitting on a boat over the cabin and have a good chance to see all that goes on. I feel pretty well, but if I could get a drink of cold water. All the water we have is made of salt water by steam and it is about blood warm, and our coffee is made of the same and . . . . . . . . . of it. We have had nice fresh beef until last night, then we had a hogs head of ham that were so nice and tender that the rind would slip right off; I cannot eat this. We have Pelet bread that is as nice as any crackers that I ever saw.
     Noon: It is very warm today. We are in sight of the shore and the white sand looks like looking across Moosehead Lake in the winter, and it has lighthouses all along the shore.
     We entered the Chesapeake Bay at 2 o’clock p.m., and for the first time, beheld the sacred soil of Virginia. Cape Henry is a barren shore and looks like snow in March. I should judge it was from 5 to 8 miles across from Cape Charles to Cape Henry. We are watching with eager eyes toward Lee Fortrys Monroe as we are about 10 miles from it.
     Evening: We passed the fort but did not see it. There was a monstrous fleet lay off the fort. We could see the shore on either side until night, and then it widened out like the ocean. We saw schools of porposes and they would jump and play in the water. The bay is full of vessels and steamers. I never saw so beautiful an eve as this, the water is so smooth and has been since we left Boston, that a batteau could sail in safely. There was whiskey sold on board for $3 a pint, and $1 for a canteen of ice water.
Continued next week.

A Historical Review
Milo's Mrs. Patricia Crosby
Ends 38 Years in Classroom
BDN, by Edna Bradeen, 6/29/81
(Submitted by C.K.Ellison, 2003)
     Milo -- Mrs. Patricia Crosby, a grade-three teacher at the Milo Primary School, has retired following 38 years in the classroom. A graduate of Fort Kent High School, Madawaska Training School at Fort Kent, and Gorham Normal School, Mrs. Crosby holds a bachelor degree from the University of Maine at Orono. Her teaching career started in a one-room school at Connor in 1934 at the age of 17, where Mrs. Crosby says, "Some of my 72 students were older than I was."
     Speaking of her pay, she says, "It was during the depression, and my local cash earnings for the year was $7 with the remainder in town orders." About 20 years ago the state redeemed these town orders, paying 25 cents on the dollar.
     The following year was a better one when Mrs. Crosby went to New Sweden, the only town paying cash to its teachers. She received $11.25 per week at this school and paid $3 for room and board at a local home.
     Later she was to teach at Lakeview, Dover-Foxcroft and Atkinson prior to accepting a position with the Milo Primary School.
     Mrs. Crosby feels teaching was easier, in some ways, in the earlier years. She notes there was less paper work and teachers were more independent to teach in their own way. This gave them the freedom to try out new ideas or methods of presenting their subjects.
     However, Mrs. Crosby adds, "I have always enjoyed teaching and would probably choose the same career if I was starting over." The Educator's Association held a surprise picnic lunch to which all the present teachers of SAD 41 were invited, as well as many of the previous teachers who had taught with Mrs. Crosby. She was presented with a rocking chair by the group.
     Mrs. Crosby was also guest of honor at a banquet held at the Hungry Bear Restaurant, with arrangements by the Milo Primary School teacher. Her third-grade class presented her with a bouquet and a plaque at a special event prior to the closing of school. The United Methodist Church, of which she is a member, recognized her at the morning worship service with a story of her teaching reviewed.

     Mrs. Crosby is a life member of the National Educator's Association, the Maine teachers Association, Delta Kappa Gamma, Omicron Chapter, a past president and member of the Ayuda Club MFWC, a past district president of the Maine Federation of Women's Club, Aldworth Chapter, OES, and has served as a trustee of the Milo Free Public Library for 40 years. She and her husband, Luthan, have two children, Mary Corell, a teacher at Pease AFB in Portsmouth NH, and Nathaniel Crosby, a teacher at the Fort Kent Elementary School (1981).

A Trip To the Swimming Hole
     It’s late June, 1960, I roll over in bed and hear George Hale giving the 7:05 sports report on my father’s Zenith down stairs. He laments another Red Sox defeat; my ears reach for his words as he informs us Whitey Ford has carried the Yankees to another win behind Moose Skowrin’s late inning heroics. To an eight- year old who has been a diehard Yankee fan his “entire “ life, it doesn’t get much better than this. No school, bright sunshine, the Bronx Bombers victorious, and a trip to the swimming hole fill my agenda. Perfection.
     Willow Street was Yankee territory. How we came to be this small oasis among the legions of Red Sox fans is not totally understood. Most likely it was through the efforts of Lewis Harris and his family of baseball heroes, among them Gippy, who to a freckled face boy of eight, was a real, live legend. He could make a baseball do amazing things; change direction in mid-air or dance the secret waltz of major- league caliber knucklers. His big brother, “Lewie”, as we were allowed to call him, had actually visited “Mecca”, Yankee Stadium, and stood next to Mickey, Whitey, and Yogi. He often regaled us with vivid descriptions of them in action; his eyes lighting up with memories of seeing these demi-gods perform extraordinary athletic feats. We hung on every word as he described the sights, smells, and sounds of life in the “Bigs”. How could the likes of Pumpsey Green, Johnny Pesky, or Billy Doer possibly compare with them? Naturally we were hooked; destined to suffer the catcalls of our classmates who crowed shamelessly in early spring as the dreaded Red Sox surged to first place. However, we learned the importance of patience and a trust in destiny as annually the Sox made their inevitable downward slide during the dog days of August. By the time school rolled around again, the world was righted and the natural order had been re-established.
     As I jumped out of bed, it was with thoughts of more daring deeds. We were going to the old swimming hole on the bank of the Sebec River. As 9:00 approached my brother, Peter, and I were long in our bathing suits and had managed to find a couple of towels worthy to be wrapped around our necks a la “Frankie Avelon” of Beach Blanket Bingo fame. As we walked down the driveway to our appointed rendezvous, from the bowels of Willow Street came the familiar, lanky run of Duanie Heal. Arms flailing to the side and feet shuffling with coolness that predated cool, as he got within arm length to us we were greeted with the usual punch in the shoulder or friendly slap behind the head. To young boys, like playful animals in the wild, this physical salutation is a sign of acceptance and affection; the sting is quickly replaced with warm assurances of belonging. Jeffrey Hoskins, who lived across the street from us, was busy trying to outrun his mother, Gloria’s, warnings of bloodsuckers, cramps, and boys who smoked cigarettes. Two houses up the street we met Murrel Harris. Murrel always had a surprise, this day he had a new set of goggles. Not just any goggles, but foreign looking things; the kind with yellow tinted lens that magnified everything underwater. They had to be from “out of town”; for we knew Tommy Howard didn’t stock anything as exotic as this at the Western Auto. As he lifted them out of the box, Murrel told us what we already knew, we could “look at them” but we could not “ touch them.” We were
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witnessing an “event”of sorts, as it was certain these marvels were the first of their kind in Milo. We knew even Lloyd Bridges of “ Sea Hunt” fame did not have access to such wonders.
     In some strange way just being with Murrel and around his “stuff” gave us a sense of importance. After all, we learned early that the world was divided into the haves and the have -nots; we did not resent where we had landed for being with Murrel allowed us to temporarily visit the other side. Moreover, if we hung around long enough, the half- life of his toys would ensure us eventual possession.
     Our adventure made it easy to slide past Ned’s Store. As we looked over our shoulders we could see George Richardson’s pulp truck gassing up at the pumps. George’s right hand man, Bug- Eye Witham, was running to catch up to George’s already rolling truck. He wore his usual T-shirt, white in name only, with work boots unlaced as he gently cradled his pack of Camels. No fancy cranes to help load their pulp; they used cant dogs and birch hooks along with the help of a late afternoon Narraganset or two.
     Past the Town Hall with Ed Wringler in front sweeping last night’s dirt from the steps. He looks curiously over his glasses at us as we give him a friendly wave. The keys on his hip must weigh three pounds and offer him access to unimaginable places. The jail as well as the beloved basketball court is his for the taking; the fire station and all its treasures lie at his feet. Any kid in Milo would have given his kingdom for those keys; forty years later, I probably still would.
     Treworgy’s Five and Ten Cent Store anchors Main Street. We fight the urge to turn right as the aroma of fresh roasted nuts wafts out the door calling us like sirens to spend the quarter mom gave us for an ice cream sandwich.
     A young Buddy Daggett is hard at work preparing his soda fountains for a would be Fonzie or Richie Cunningham. Further down the street we pass “the pool hall”, that darkened den of iniquity our parents repeatedly warned us about. Funny, but friendly, old Sid Cook doesn’t look that sinister sweeping the cigarette butts in front of his ‘game room”. Virgil LaRouche wearing his white apron, stands chewing gum a mile a minute in the door- way of the T n’ K grocery store. Mott’s Store and Joe’s Barber Shop finish off Main Street. Joe’s Barber Shop had a life of its own. Milo’s answer to Floyd’s of Mayberry fame; Joe Valente did not discriminate, young and old alike were offered a healthy dose of “Tiger Oil” after his talcum brush said your haircut was nearly done. No “ Hair Styling” here; a good old fashion “Butch cut” was the only game in town. In between straightening out town affairs, and determining which coach deserved to lead the Milo “Panthers” to victory, Joe and his crew help maintain order on Main Street.
     Finally, there it was. Milo’s answer to Coney Island, the old swimming hole. The constant was Nora Lee Webb, perched in her chair in her position as Milo’s official Life-Guard. After securing a spot on the grassy knoll, we made our way to the warm water. About forty feet from shore stood the “ Float”. This rectangular beast held a diving tower, which to an eight-year-old seemed a hundred feet high. The understanding was that anyone who ventured out to the float had to pass the initiation ritual of being thrown off the tower. Of course this was strictly prohibited by local stature, but nevertheless continued. Screaming girls and crying boys could be heard over the protestations of Nora Lee as she admonished the likes of Arthur Ogden and Russell Fowles to “knock it off.” They continued unabated; deference to authority would have to wait a few years.
     We didn’t really mind the mud squishing between our toes or the murky water that we inadvertently swallowed during

frantic attempts at the “dog paddle”. Heads held desperately out of water, breathing haphazardly through grimacing teeth, many generations of Milo youth passed their right of passage in the shallow waters of the Sebec.
     As the days lengthened, the older boys would congregate at the bridge overlooking the dam. In between trips to Harmon’s Texaco to address Mother Nature’s call, these young Tarzans would compete for the attention and affections of young ladies sprawled indifferently on the lawn. The likes of Dougie Donald, Glenn McMannus, Dickie Fowles, Mike Mulherin, Jack Faulkes, and Mike Perham would regale us with jack knives, swan dives and the wondrous “can opener", an aerodynamic version of the cannonball. If hit just right, the can opener would send spray over the bridge to unsuspecting pedestrians. To the adoring crowd this was comparable to the four -minute mile.
     To a young eight- year old this was heady stuff. If I remained unobtrusive, I’d hear the boys use the roadhouse profanity reserved for my dad’s hunting buddies. I’d stare in amazement as my heroes lit their Luckys with one hand, bending a match over onto itself and striking it in a quick, fluid motion. Horns from passing cars honked in recognition as the easy flow of summer activity continued unabated. On occasion someone who probably smoked his last Lucky in early morning would challenge the others to swim underwater to the float, a good forty yards away. Fear struck the crowd, as the winner would disappear for what seemed like thirty minutes before emerging to hushed admiration.
     Those halcyon days are long passed but still linger in the minds of those blessed by their warmth. To this day my friend Mike Mulherin maintains he doesn’t feel comfortable going to the bathroom unless he’s wearing a wet bathing suit inside a Texaco station.
     As the shadows lengthened it was time to leave. We reversed out path home; up Main Street and past the familiar smiles of an adult world that had once shared our secret. Smiles creased the faces of our neighbors and we turned the corner onto our familiar street. George and “Bug - Eye” were returning from their work, and as we looked at them, somehow we realized these days would soon be gone. It could not last forever. But, for the moment, warmed by friendship, adventure, and the security of a town out of Norman Rockwell’s America, we took delight in our childhood.
     Much has changed in Milo since then and we can’t turn back the clock. However, there was a time and it was full of soft laughter and hope. We found it everywhere we ventured from the banks of the Sebec, to the make shift playing fields, to the neighborhoods proud of their homes and community. It was a great time to be a kid.
The little boy exhausted, lay his head on his pillow; confident the next day would surely bring another Yankee victory and fresh, unexplored adventures.
Editor’s note: Thank you Tony. Your stories always take me back to a wonderful time.

By Judith Macdougall
     We are excited! We can now offer another service that has been requested many times over the past years. We have a photocopier and can make copies for patrons. We are very pleased to be able to offer this service now. Our copier has been purchased with very generous memorial gifts in the name of H. Eugene Cotter. H. Eugene Cotter was the son of the first Milo Free Public Library librarian. She was Florence Cotter and she was the librarian from 1924 to 1947. We are

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very appreciative that H. Eugene Cotter’s daughters made our library the beneficiary of their father’s memorial. Florence Cotter is still helping this library and its patrons as she did so many years ago. For patrons copying library materials the cost will be .10 a page. For patrons bringing materials to be copied, there will be a cost of .25 for the first page and .10 for subsequent pages. We hope this service will help to make copying more convenient for the community.
     The Kiwanis Kids Korner on Wednesday continues to be a very exciting activity for children grades K-4. This week the children enjoyed The Sea Chest by Toni Buzzeo read by Val Robertson. The children then decorated a bag to hold a gift they will be making next week. The Junie B. Jones books continue to be very popular. I was very glad to receive four more backordered books today which will be ready for next Wednesday’s crowd.
     An amusing incident occurred during the Kiwanis Kids program. As patrons who have made out cards may remember , there is a line stating BUSINESS and BUS. PHONE. A second grader making out his card filled in his home phone and then looked at the next line. Very earnestly he explained to me that he did not know his bus driver’s phone number. Well, that IS what it read.
     Donald Stanchfield has continued to search out new titles at Sam’s Club to fill in our missing Hardy Boys series. He has had a hard time all winter finding certain titles. Finally this week he was pleased to be able to complete the series with every title from # 1-58. Patrons have commented on how bright and striking the new and colorful blue set looks. Donald has also been able to find and to donate to our library some of the Nancy Drew titles we were missing. The staff and patrons, old and young, of our library certainly thank you , Don, for your persistence and generosity.

Library Summer Hours
Library Winter Hours
Saturday 2:00-4:00

Traditions of a Milo-ite
     It's that time of year again, May Basket Day is here. Actually, by the time this column is printed May Basket Day will be all over. How many of you celebrated? I made my May baskets over the weekend .....they're pinned up on my dining room curtains. I've got no two alike. Each year I wreck two or three baskets trying to remember how to make them. The final ten came out perfect. Now I need to go somewhere and find great candy to put in them. I had a busy week planned, and didn't want May 1st to creep up and find me unprepared. I've found that happening more and more lately.
     This is also the time of year when June brides are beginning to get those last minute details of their weddings under control. We have been invited to the big wedding of my cousin's daughter this year. The bride and groom will exchange their vows at the Colby College campus in Waterville. We've made great plans to stay two nights at the Comfort Inn where the bride has booked a block of rooms for away guests. The male members of the wedding party are planning on playing golf during the morning on the day of the wedding. My husband....always on time and very precise about those types of responsibilities....will be the one in charge of getting the groom, and the rest of his portion of the wedding party, to the church on time.
     This weekend I went to the bridal shower. The hostesses had wonderful ideas for decorating and celebrating. The decorations included helium filled balloons, little tea light candles that were set around the tables that had been covered in white tablecloths. The little tea lights were nestled down into the cored out tops of big red apples. Very original and very festive. The shower cake was exquisite. It was an oval shaped two tiered cake in white with a fresh

flower arrangement on top. The cake was delicately decorated, and looked like the finest of lace where frosting actually was. One of the colors that the bride has chosen is apple red. The flowers, balloons and apple candle holders coordinated well and gave us a clue to the whole color scheme of her wedding.
     The groom's mother had made some aprons and pot holders that the hostesses used as prizes and gifts for some of the guests. She made the bride a sweet apron made from white eyelet with a little bride's dress adorning one pocket and a little groom's tuxedo forming the other pocket. The bride put the apron on, and wore it throughout the shower.
     The table favors were hard plastic spatulas, regular and slotted spoons. A small card was attached with the "recipe for a marriage" printed on them. The little card was attached to the end of the spoon with a little ribbon. This was such a clever idea! I loved it! We all got to bring our own implement home when the shower was over.
     The invitation to the bridal shower came a few weeks ago. Tucked inside the invitation was a recipe card with instructions to fill the card out with my favorite recipe and bring it to the shower. This, too, was a neat idea. One of the hostesses had provided a recipe box and as each recipe was received by the bride, she passed it to one of the bridesmaids who was placing the recipes in the box behind the appropriate heading of desserts, main dishes, appetizers, breads, etc. Of course, I love anything that involves recipes.
     We played one game of word scramble. 16 scrambled words having to do with weddings were printed on decorative pieces of paper with a line beside each scrambled word to write your answer on. Believe me when I tell you that it wasn't as easy as one might think. Try this word on for size: i s o u m e l n i. Ah - huh! The winner of this game got one of the nice aprons and pot holder prizes.
     The shower began at 1:00 in the afternoon and so the hostesses set out a feast of wonderful luncheon dishes. The table groaned under the weight of tasty food. Dishes included: sweet and sour meatballs, bar-be-cued kilbasa slices, potato salad, macaroni salad, a cold spaghetti salad (this was different than anything I'd had before...lots of crisp salad vegetables including halved cherry tomatoes. Yummy!), an assortment of finger rolls, pickles, olives, chips, a big vegetable tray and a few delicious dips, . Before the bride arrived, the guests were treated to their choice of either sherbet punch or mimosas (orange juice and champagne). The mimosas were served in champagne flutes. This was such a nice idea and, I thought, very fancy.
     The bride opened gift after gorgeous gift. It was a thrill to see all of the wonderful things that friends and relatives had brought. Do you know that she didn't receive a single towel! I was amazed! Evidently, bath towels, sheets and blankets are no longer in vogue at bridal showers. Or was this just a coincidence?
     In any event, this was a wonderful bridal shower and I was thrilled to be invited and included.
The Recipe for a Happy Marriage follows:
2 cups love
3 cups of loyalty
6 cups of kindness
4 cups of friendship
5 spoons of faith
1 barrel of laughter
4 cups of understanding
a dash of hope
a pinch of forgiveness (no substitutions)
a dash of thoughtfulness (not optional)
     Take love and loyalty, mix thoroughly with faith. Blend in kindness and understanding; add friendship and hope. Sprinkle abundantly with laughter. Garnish with forgiveness and thoughtfulness. Bake with sunshine. Serve daily with generous helpings!
     *Serving size: 1 couple joined together by love
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     MILO - Earl F. Eames, 81, husband of Cidy (Arnold) Eames, died April 27, 2003, at his home. He was born Oct 18, 1921, in Prospect, the son of Randell M. and Viola F. (Clark) Eames. Earl served proudly as a staff sergeant in the U.S. Army Headquarters Company 3rd Battalion 103d Infantry Regiment in Guadalcanal, Northern Solomona, New Guinea, and Luzon. He was a member of the 43rd Infantry Division Veteran's Association. Earl was also a member of the Howard Lodge No. 69 AF & AM of Winterport, Anah Temple A.A.O.N.S. of Bangor, the Bangor Brewer Shrine Club, and Anah Kampers. Earl was associated with the Lary Funeral Home in Milo for 30 years. In addition to his wife of 57 years, Cidy of Milo, he is survived and will be greatly missed by his daughter, Karen Eames Morgan of Windham; a brother, Ronald Eames of Prospect; a daughter-in-law, Gayle (Farrar) Eames of Glenburn; and many, many friends. He was predeceased by a son, Edward A. Eames. A celebration of Earl's life, with Masonic Rites said by Piscataquis Lodge No. 44 AF & AM, was held. Wednesday, April 30, 2003, at the Lary Funeral Home, Milo, with Rev. David McLeish officiating. A committal service for Earl and his son, Edward, followed at the family lot in Evergreen Cemetery, Milo. For those who wish, gifts in his memory may be sent to Piscataquis Lodge No. 44 AF & AM, care of Greg Russell, RFD 2, Box 259, Milo 04463. His humor will be greatly missed.
     BROWNVILLE JUNCTION - Harley Elwin Guest, 89, passed away on April 20, 2003 in Bond, Ore. He was bom on Feb. 18, 1914 in BrownvilleJunction, the son of William W. and Lucy Irene (Richardson) Guest.He was raised and educated in Brownville Junction. He married DorothyBunell on Sept. 24, 1939 in Seabrook, N.H. The couple moved to California in 1949 where he worked for North American in Los Angeles. He then moved to San Diego in 1958 where he worked for Ryan Aeronautical. In 1960 the family then moved to Santa Maria where he worked for Lackhead. He retired in 1984 from Pullman Power, which was a nuclear power plant in San Louis Obisbo. After his retirement he moved to Twenty-nine Palms, Calif., and moved to Prineville in 1999.
     Mr. Guest was a charter member of the 5 City's Elks Lodge in Pismo Beach, CA, and the Oasis of Mara Masonic Lodge in Twenty-nine Palms, CA. Mr. Guest loved to BBQ.
     Mr. Guest is survived by his wife Dorothy Guest of Prineville, and daughter Sharyn and her husband William Jameson of Prineville. He was predeceased in death by his parents, 1 brother and 2 sisters.

MAY 5 – 9
Monday-Chicken burger, corn cobbetts, hash brown potato, watermelon, and milk every day.
Tuesday-Sloppy Joe, salad, potato puffs, and frosted brownie.
Wednesday-Shepherd’s Pie, squash, dinner roll, and apple.
Thursday-Steak-Um sand., American fries, California blend veg., and fruit.
Friday-Breadsticks, cheese/sauce, cukes, yogurt, and ice cream.

By Nancy Grant
From Grammie McCleary’s weather book.
MAY – 1966
May 8-Snow and rain-34° at 9 pm.
May 9-Snow and rain-34° at 6:30 am and 34° at 9:30 pm.
May 10-Snow AM-Sunny PM-38° at 7:30 am and 34° at 8:30pm.
May 11-Sunny cold windy-38° at 6:30 am and 40° at 8:30 pm.
May 12-Sunny-44° at 7:30 am and 50° at 8:30 pm.
"Enduring Freedom"

Time and again we march into war
Sometimes wondering what the hell for

Then we see it rise into the sky
That symbol of freedom rising so high

The banner of old glory, the stripes and stars
The red and white glistening bars

But these aren't the bars of some old prison
Instead of a land of tears and crimson

Building a nation on the shoulders of others
Mothers, fathers, daughters, and brothers

Giving their lives unto thee
Fighting so hard for us to be free

And again we will march with blood, tears, and sweat
To stomp out any and all opposing threats

So whenever you’re in doubt
What this country is about

Look up into the sky
At the symbol so high

And remember those who perished
The loved ones we cherished

So stand up with pride
And set your fear aside

As we march for old glory
To tell your grandchildren stories

Of how we helped build a nation
Freedom its foundation.

     Welcome spring by coming to the Penquis Valley Schools Spring Concert on Thursday, May 8, at 7 pm. Enjoy music by the sixth grade, middle school, and high school students.

     The Piscataquis writers meet on Tuesday, May 6, at the North Meets South Restaurant in Dover-Foxcroft at 6 pm. Anyone who enjoys writing is welcome to attend.

By Nancy Grant
     A reception, honoring Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Ladd, who were married recently in Millinocket, was given by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. E.H. Ladd, at their home on High Street here recently.
     The receiving line was formed as the wedding march from Lohengren was played by Mrs. Connie Stickney. Those receiving were Mr. and Mrs. E.H. Ladd, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Gagnier, Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Ladd, Miss Betty Gagnier of Millinocket and Albert Rush of Benedicta.
     A program of music included a double duet composed of Mrs. Ester Ellis, Mrs. Juanita Smith, Mrs. Alice Sites and Mrs. Connie Stickney. Mr. and Mrs. Donald Stickney also sang.

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Refreshments, featuring a bride’s cake was made by Mrs. Flora Stubbs, were served. Assisting in serving were, Evelyn Russell, Sally Merrow, Tanya Merrow, Medora Russell and Doretta Larson.
     Mrs. Josie Ladd and Mrs. Corinne Paddock dipped punch. The guest book was in charge of Mrs. Catherine Mae Intyre, Mrs. Julia Rollins and Mrs. Ruby Thibodeau served at the gift table.
     There were 130 guests present.

     Hey there, you who have given your time during the several wars in which the United States has been involved; we need YOU! We need YOU for our Memorial Day Parade to be held on Monday, May 26. We’d love to have double, triple or more than we had in last year’s parade.
     The parade will be held at 11 a.m., so we recommend that you show up at the Joseph P. Chaisson American Legion Hall, Post 41, around 10:30 a.m. or before. That way we can see that you are seated comfortably on a vehicle to ride the parade route. The parade will begin at the American Legion Hall and go up Main Street to the Evergreen Cemetery, where services will be held at the Old and New Monuments.
     Does your uniform still fit? That doesn’t matter one iota, what we want is YOU. We want both male and female veterans and the uniform doesn’t matter. After all, it took all of you to help in the war effort and we want to honor ALL veterans of all conflicts.
     The parade is beginning to really shape up. There will be a lot of youth groups, teen-agers, middle-age groups, and some of us who are a little beyond any of those categories. So, any and all are thoroughly encouraged to participate. Boy and Girl Scouts, Kiwanians, Key Club members, and sport teams from the schools will be represented.
     Not only are we saluting and honoring our veterans but we’re also paying tribute to folks everywhere who are serving in the military and helping throughout the world. So, all you need to do is show up at the American Legion Hall. Bring whatever you have that’s RED, WHITE, and BLUE and we’ll give you a spot in the parade.
     If you have questions, please feel free to contact Dick Graves, Lee Leeman, Donald Banker or Phil Gerow.

     Yayyyyy! Warm weather has arrived!! I have been able to move the ducks, the guineas, and the 7-week old chicks to their outdoor homes. Actually, they are inside, just not inside our bedroom! All that is left in the house are 19 3-week old chicks and the 7 dogs and cats. Now we have a normal house.
     I have been so busy with other things, I sometimes feel like I’m neglecting my animals. The Kiwanis Korner library project has been very successful. I am so grateful to Dot and Don Brown for their help last week. There were 30 kids at the session, and had it just been Brian Lyford and me to run things, it could have gotten VERY hectic. Dot and Don are new to our area; they bought the Roses and Old Lace building. You couldn’t find nicer people, and the area is so lucky to have them here.
     Friday I went to the High School to present the Kiwanis’s proposed Prom dinner to the Juniors and Seniors. I was some happy to see fellow Kiwanian Joe Beres as soon as I got there. He helped with both the handing out of papers and with moral support. Another Kiwanian, Principal John Robinson, saved the day!! He calmed my nerves and had a wonderful way with the
kids. They seemed to pay more attention to him when he mentioned he was a Kiwanian and would perhaps be their waiter the night of the dinner. What high school kid wouldn’t like to have their principal wait on them hand and foot?!!
     Any way, with all of the appointments I had last week I felt a little neglectful of the animals, so I spent all day Saturday trying to see to their every need. We let the ducks out of their pen, and they free-ranged all day long. They wandered up into our field, and found every teaspoonful of water to try to swim in. They sure had a great time eating every blade of anything green.. I think I can safely get rid of my lawnmower.
     Speaking of lawnmowers, the goats have finally succeeded in completely wreaking their fence. They had to spend Saturday in the dog kennel. I can’t let them wander, as they eat anything they can get their lips around, and I’m afraid they’ll poison themselves or swallow something that would cut their insides. Our good friend Tony Gonzales suggested electric fencing, and I remembered that was what the experts had suggested, so I went and bought all the materials to make a large fenced in area. The great thing about electric fencing is that it is easily moved, so the sweet little fellows can have unlimited grazing this summer. We are putting the fence up today (Sunday), so we’ll see how that goes.
     I can’t believe how much fun it is to just sit and watch the animals. The roosters are so comical with the ducks. They can’t figure out if they are supposed to fight with them or court them, and the ducks want nothing to do with either plan. As soon as a rooster gets near the 13 quackers, the ducks take off running, in unison. They move like a school of fish, and all of them are just a waddling. There is always something cute to see in our front yard.
     It’s time to get to work. We have fences to build and animals to watch. Sounds like a perfect day to me !



     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.

     1st Vice President Joe Zamboni greeted seven members at todays, 5th Wednesday, evening meeting. Our guests tonight were Donald and Dot Brown and Janet Valente.
     Joe Beres led us in the Pledge of Allegiance and Virgil Valente said a heartfelt prayer for peace.
     Joe reported on correspondence from Paul Bradeen who has pledged $100 towards the Gazebo/Park Program. Thank you, Paul.
     Birthday wishes go out to Gary Black on May 1, Kathy Witham on May 2, and Laurie Bell on the 6th.

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Eight happy and sad dollars were donated to the Administration Fund for back-to-back trips, the golf course opening, a great California trip, and help with the library program.
     Val Robertson reported that the newspaper has again sold over 300 issues and going strong.
     Val also told us that the Kid’s Korner library program is going great. There were 39 kids participating today. She said more help is needed walking with the children from the Elementary school to the library.
     Our speaker today was Virgil Valente presenting a very interesting slideshow on his trip to Italy. His trip only included two days of travel so he and his daughter Stephanie had fourteen days to enjoy the country and his Italian relatives.
     Some of the cities, towns, and villages they with their group of thirty-three traveled through were Lucca, Pisa, Florence, Montecatini, Siena, Rome, Naples, Salerno, Sorrento, Isle of Capri, Meta, Castellamare, Pompeii, Praiano, Amalfi, Atrani, Minori, Maiori, and the city of his roots, Carpinone.
     Virgil told us it was unusual to have snow in southern Italy, especially on Mt. Vesuvius and that it was cool in the South and warm in the North. In one village he saw cheese, salami, and gourds hanging from an open porch. He told us that the University of Pizza sold pizza by the meter and the smallest was a yard long. This pizza was advertised as the best in the world and was cooked in huge ovens heated by wood. It must have been great as Virgil told us of trying at least four different kinds. One big difference Virgil noticed was the lack of butter. The Italians use olive oil instead to dip their bread into! He also informed us that he ate very well but still lost six pounds due to all the walking he did.
     In Pompeii there is a small amphitheatre that had been excavated and used for rock band concerts. The marble seating is almost nonexistent due to thieving over the centuries. Wood is used for seats and a stage.
     Many of their high schools are specialized but in Capri they have a general high school due to the lack of transportation during rough seas. Land in the Isle of Capri is valued at $10,000.00 PER SQUARE YARD.
     There is a one-way, narrow road on the Amalfi Coast in Naples that contains 1191 curves. People have to honk their horns to warn vehicles coming from the opposite direction of their presence.
     Many of the villages are built of stucco or stone and seem to be built into the side of hills. It is not unusual to peer out of a window, look down, and see a straight 100-foot or more drop to the sea.
     A town hall is opened in one town just to thank Americans for all their help during WW11! The tour guide in Florence warned everyone about the many pickpockets in the area. He should have heeded his own advice since his pocket was the only one picked!
     An ancient story from one village had to do with a servant girl stealing bread and hiding it under her dress. When she was caught and ordered to lift her hem; the only thing that fell out was flowers. It was considered a miracle and she was renamed St. Zita. Many years later she was dug up and put in a gilded casket with glass sides. Once a year her casket is carried around the village.
     Did you know that the uniform worn by the Swiss Guard in Rome is made up of 200 pieces of material?
     While in Carpinone, Virgil visited the house where his father was born. He told us that there used to be an entire street inhabited by Valente’s!
     Thank you so much for sharing your experiences with us.

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