Three Rivers News, 2003-09-30

     Last Sunday over 2500 racers/walkers participated in the annual Race for the Cure to end breast cancer held in Bangor. There were many local participants from the Brownville/Milo area.
     Here, three of the racers, Erica Lyford, Erin Weston and Kelsie Ottman prepare to run the 5K event. Erica and Kelsie are 7th graders at PVMS.

     This little fellow is one of two baby grey squirrels that Joi and Chuck Stevens have been hand–raising …Chuck.. you’d better start socking away some acorns for the little guys because winter is just around the corner.

     Once again, the seats available for the “Fine Dining“ experience at “The Restaurant”, on Park Street in Milo, have gone quickly. At press time, there was one table left to be reserved.
     The evenings of fine dining are offered by owners, Chuck and Joi stevens, who purchased ?the restaurant? last spring. The ?special ? evenings offer menu selections not usually offered at the restaurant, such as scallops wrapped in bacon and prime rib.
     I have heard nothing but rave reviews from folks who have had the pleasure of attending these galas. As a regular patron of “the restaurant”, I have to say that every meal is an experience in fine dining.
     To learn more about these special nights, e-mail joi at or call “The Restaurant” at 943-7432.

     The Town of Milo is currently accepting applications for the position of Custodian for the Town Hall. The work involves general cleaning and maintenance duties. This is a part-time position of 25-30 hours per week, with a pay scale of $6.50 to $6.75 per hour, depending upon experience. Applications and job descriptions are available from the Town Office during regular business hours or by calling 943-2202. All applications must be returned by 5:00 PM, Friday, October 3, 2003.

M.S.A.D. #41 Board Vacancies
     The Town of Milo currently has two (2) vacancies on the Board of M.S.A.D. #41. Any resident wishing to serve on the School Board of Directors is asked to contact the Milo Town Office at 943-2202 to express interest.

Town of Brownville vs. Town of Milo
2nd Annual Softball Game and BBQ
has been postponed!
It seems like Mother Nature is not going to cooperate with our softball plans.... So, the Brownville vs. Milo Softball game for Town staff and volunteers and BBQ scheduled for this coming Sunday (9/28) has been postponed until Sunday, October 19, 2003 beginning at 12:30 PM at Davis Field in Brownville Junction.

     The Penquis Valley JMG kids are sponsoring this event and hope to have a great turn out. Please contact the Brownville Town Office (stop in, call at 965-2561, or e-mail) to let us know if you're planning to attend the game, the BBQ, or both so that we can plan for enough food for everyone. Jared Weston is you know the food will be great! We're asking for a $3.00 per person donation to help defray the cost of food.
     There will also be a 50/50 raffle with the proceeds to benefit the Milo Fire Department. Last year, proceeds from this event raised $300 for the Brownville Fire Department to use toward the purchase of our new thermal imaging camera.
     I hope to see everyone on October 19th! Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or concerns!

     Evergreen will be the featured entertain-ment at the Coffeehouse sponsored by the Kiwanis Club on Saturday, October 25, from 7-9 PM. Tickets will be $8 per person and refreshments will be available.

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The Menu will be along eventually. Val sent me a menu from April, which doesn't really apply.



Brownville Trivia
Choose the best answer.
1. Wayne Kirby had funny (a) eyes (b) ears (c) hair (d) feet.
2. E.H. Ladd's first name was (a) Eli (b) Earl (c) Ernest (d) Ezra.
3. In all, the BJHS plot of land has had (a) one (b) two (c) three (d) four basketball courts.
4. Dr. Charles Stanhope was a(n) (a) dentist (b) chiropractor (c) surgeon (d) psychiatrist.
5. The Perfield School of Music was located at (a) North Brownville (b) Stickney Hill (c) Knight's Landing (d) Williamsburg/
6. The BJHS Alumni Building is (a) (a) 15 (b) 17 (c) 18 (d) 20 years old.
7. Who was not a president of that association: (a) Linda Coburn (b) George Dean (c) Jerome Chase (d) Ed Weston?
8. Don Strout was (a) 4 (b) 6 (c) 8 (d) 10 years younger than his brother Arthur.
9. The Arbos were known for their (a) music (b) poetry (c) sports (c) height.
10. The bell of the Brownville Village Methodist Church is now at the (a) Milo Grange Hall (b) Milo Town Hall (c) Milo Historical Society Museum. (d) Milo dump.
Answers 1-b 2-c 3-d 4-a 5-c 6-c 7-a 8-c 9-b 10-c

Correction: Charles Larson reminds me that E.H. Ladd had mills in both Sebec and at Perkins Siding, not just at the latter location as was the answer to a Brownville Trivia question last week. Sorry.
Thanks Charlie

A Historical Review - Part 2
Walking With Eyes to the Ground
Collecting Indian Artifacts Rewarding Hobby
By Tom Weber, BDN - 2/20/88
     As his collection grew, he bought some books to find out where the artifacts fit into the historic puzzle. Three years ago, he was invited to join James Petersen, an archaeologist from the University of Maine at Farmington, on a dig not far from his home. The work was both exhilarating and mind-numbingly boring. "We found lots of good things up there -- axes, arrowheads." he said. "But we had to map everything and measure it before we removed it from the ground so we could go back and find the spot again. I didn't really like that part, but I understand how important it is."
     Petersen has since photographed and measured Russell's collection, borrowed a few pieces for his research back in Farmington, and offered the young amateur whatever information he could about the artifacts. "It is without a doubt an unusually good amateur collection," Petersen said. "Tim knows where it all came from and can trace it back to specific sites. His collection is priceless, in a sense, because he has many pieces that are just one of a kind."
     The artifact hunters who do not share their collections are the archeologist's worst enemies. In their zeal to gather treasures, they can reduce a precious 8,000-year-old Indian site to a mound of rubble with no one ever knowing it existed. But the local amateurs can also be invaluable to the archeologist, providing they stop digging and concentrate on salvaging the exposed artifacts that would otherwise be lost in floods. In the last five years, Russell has become one of those. "I think of Tim as a guardian of the endangered past rather than just a collector of goodies." Petersen said. "The cooperation of people like him is very important. Secret collections do no one any good."
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     Russell has worked with his father in the firewood business and with his brother on a log skidder, guided sportsmen through the woods and surveyed land that he knows like a suburbanite knows his backyard. He doesn't know whether he will study archeology one day. But he will always walk the shores of the Piscataquis, eyes to the ground, hoping to spot the occasional stone shape that has become so familiar to him. Being an amateur has its benefits. "I'll just go out and find something, if I'm lucky," he said. "I don't want to go out and have to find anything, if you know what I mean."

     A new twelve-week session of Weight Watchers at Work will begin at Milo Elementary School on Tuesday October the 7th at 3:00 p.m. Weigh in begins at 3:00 p.m. followed by a meeting until approximately 4:00 p.m. We will welcome new members at any time during the twelve weeks!
     Come and join us on the 7th and hear all about Weight Watchers' new Flex Point system. This is a great time to start thinking about getting in shape for the holidays. Call Sue Chaffee or Chris Beres if you are interested or just show up at a meeting to register.

     Our art teacher, Mrs. Gnodde, is looking for the following items. If you have any you can drop them off at any of the elementary schools. Thank you.
  • tin cans- and the tops you cut out of them
  • egg cartons
  • shoe boxes- or any small boxes
  • round or flat stones of all sizes
  • yarn- anything- scrap pieces, old ugly colors, whatever
  • unwanted or unused knitting needles
  • old crayons- of all sizes- I can use even the itty-bitty small dinky pieces - I really mean any sizes
  • dryer lint- yes the fluffy stuff that we throw away and cringe at
  • old blenders- could really use a few- for a variety of reasons- one example- paper making
  • toilet and paper towel cardboard rolls
  • Paper- all colors, all sizes, scrap- doesn't matter what is written on it-can use all cardboard- anything- all sizes and thickness’- broken into sheet form, please.

     A big thank you to all who made our tag sale a big success. The women's breakfast will be held at Smith's Restaurant on Thursday Oct. 2nd at 8:00 AM.
     Faith Files will meet Thursday, Oct. 2nd from 3:00 to 5:00 PM at the Park Street Church. Children from age 3 through High School are invited to attend for a time of fun, games and snacks. Come see what you can learn from the clues you are given

From the classroom of:
Mrs. Barden – Our Terrific Kid is a sweet little girl. She loves to read and write. She is trying to compose a 2-page story. She has long brown hair and big brown eyes. Our Terrific Kid is a sweetie named MAKAYLA KELLEY.
Mrs. Mills - Our Terrific Kid has had a great week. He is pleasant to his friends, produces very neat work, and has a great sense of humor. His math skills are wonderful. It is great to have him in our room. You are terrific - CODY HERBEST.
Mrs. Dunham - This boy is working hard to follow the rules and remembering to use his words. If you see him in the halls, he'll smile and say "HI" to you. He enjoys being with his friends. Congratulations to MICHAEL RUSSELL.
Mrs. Gillis
When she grows up she wants to be teacher,
A white tiger is her favorite creature,
Her sweet personality is her best feature,
As a good listening student, you can always reach her.
Congratulations, ALLISON MARIE VALVO!
Mrs. Dell'olio- Our Terrific Kid is a cousin to Miranda, has big dimples and a great smile, she is quiet, a nice friend for everyone, works hard and stays on task. Her favorite food is salad but she hates peanuts. Congratulations TAYLOR LYFORD!
Mrs. Hayes - A kind heart, a special smile, a gentle personality, a great reader, a super writer, a gentleman, a cheerful fellow, a people-pleaser and a cooperative student...... These are the qualities of our Logan Robinson! Thank you for being so special, Logan. We are happy to have you in our class.
Mrs. Tardiff and Mrs. Hussey - ALAN YANBUL-This boy is a pleasure to have in class. He tries hard in everything he does, follows the "I Care" rules and is a good friend to his classmates. We really like what a good listener he is. Good
work, Alan! JESSICA PREBLE- This a happy, sweet little girl. She has a smile every morning to greet us. She is a hard worker, follows the "I Care " rules and is a joy to have in the classroom.
Mrs. Walker and Mrs. Carey - Our two Terrific Kids have been working very hard to learn their new friend's names, their new teacher's names, the playground rules, and the rules of their classrooms. All of our friends are special but these two little ones are DOUBLY sweet and fun. We are very happy to have our twins, SARA AND CLAYTON BUBAR in our kindergarten family.
Mrs. Whitney - Whitney's Terrific Kid for this week is TAYLER POMERLEAU. She is a concerned big sister, helper in the Early Childhood Program and a great new friend to new students. Thanks for being such a great example of a fifth grader!

     As I’ve said before, sometimes there is nothing to write about and at other times there are several subjects to make up a column. This week is one of the latter times.
     The most exciting event this past week was a trip to Staples in Bangor that Pam and I took on Tuesday to purchase three new desk chairs. Last spring we received memorial gifts in memory of their father, H. Eugene Cotter, from Martha Cotter Crowley and Virginia Cotter Fortier. With these funds we were able to purchase the three desk chairs, floor mats and desk top covers. Our old chairs were quite battered and did not comply with OSHA regulations so we were very pleased to receive the gift money to refurbish our library. We also received a memorial gift this summer from Nancy Cotter Pickle and plan to purchase a new stuffed chair for the main room of the library soon. Our thanks go to this family who have been so interested in our library due to the fact that

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their grandmother, Florence Cotter, was the first librarian of the Milo Free Public Library. Pam and I had a lovely day together. Along with the shopping trip, of course, we did lunch. It gave us an entirely different way to relate to each other outside our roles as librarians. Please , do come in and see how your library is taking on a new face.
     It does pay to advertise. Two weeks ago I mentioned we had large print books, and this past week two patrons came in asking to be directed to them. They both went out happily and have returned for more. We are so glad that these donated books are bringing joy to other patrons. We thank the generous citizens who have given us the large print books to share with their fellow citizens through the library. We are pleased to be able to offer this service to the area.
     On Wednesday, September 24th , the Kiwanis Kids Korner met for the first time this school year. There were 32 children present and 6 adult helpers, plus several mothers. Val Robertson was in command with help from her daughter, Katie. Dottie Brown, Donald Harris and Judith Stevens were also on hand to get everything ready and to help with snacks and crafts. Frank Cochrane and Katie Robertson walked the children down from school and helped supervise them upstairs while the group was eagerly getting their new library books. There were several children who had never been to the library before, but they could still take out juvenile paperbacks this week. After they bring back their library cards signed by a parent giving them permission, they will be able to take out hard covered books regularly. The sugar wafers and punch snacks, the Charlie Anderson kitten story and the delightful leaf window hanging craft to take home got the Kiwanis Kids Korner off to a flying start. A big help was the addition of two new white Fiberglas tables given to the library by the Three Rivers Kiwanis. These extra tables allowed every child to have their own place for their snack and craft time. This arrangement was more convenient with much less need for the children to move around downstairs. We thank the Three Rivers Kiwanis for their generosity as these tables will come in handy for many library projects too.

Please note that the library will be closed
Monday October 13th
In observance of Columbus Day

Library Winter Hours
Saturday 2:00-4:00

Traditions of a Milo-ite
     I printed out all of my columns that I have on my computer. A couple of hundred pages worth....and the first columns that I wrote are lost to me because my old computer died a horrible death....the screen turned blood red and it shuddered and that was the end.
     I have the columns filed away in the collection of newspapers that I have, but it's going to mean all kinds of typing. I thought I might start numbering the pages and indexing the recipes and thinking about compiling them into a book. Anyone know of a publisher who might be interested in a middle aged grandmother's musings? I figure it can't hurt to ask.
     We had a hard week last week. My dear Uncle Jack died and we had to make the trip to Millinocket two days in a row to attend the visiting hours and the funeral. My Uncle Jack and my Aunt Vi were probably my closest relatives beyond my immediate family. Aunt Vi and my mother were sisters; and although Mother had four other sisters, she and Aunt Vi were the closest in age and spent the most time together. We spent many holidays at their home and they at ours. Their daughter, Joan, is my closest cousin. We were brought up more like sisters than cousins....just one year apart....and very close.

     Uncle Jack was the only man I ever knew who actually saw a U.F.O. He told us the very scary story of working a midnight shift at the Great Northern Paper Company one night and having a very very strange airborne "thing" pass overhead. It was a silent "thing." I didn't know whether to believe him or not. To my knowledge he'd never told me a fib before, so I tended to get sucked into that story. He didn't tell us the story when we were kids. He kept it a secret for years because he knew nobody would believe him, and then when we were adults (albeit young) he shared that story. Stranger things....I suppose.
     He also was the only man that I ever knew who was in a big train wreck. He was traveling home up the East Coast by train back in the days of WWII and there was a huge wreck down in one of the southern states. He walked away without a scratch....with his hat on his head, his top coat over his arm and holding onto his suitcase. It was a miracle. The national news wires picked up a picture of him and it was published in many papers across the nation. He was called the "miracle man." Actually, he got out of the train all whole like that, and then went to work moving other passengers to safety and helping out as needed until the wreck was all cleared away. He was a medic in the army and he did what came naturally to him, and what he had to do.
     Carroll and I bought our first new car from my Uncle Jack. After he retired from the mill....well, actually before he retired....he worked selling cars for different dealerships in Millinocket. We bought a brand spanking new bright red 1973 Dodge Colt and it cost us a grand total of $3,000. Four-speed stick shift on the floor. I loved that car!!! The kids were young and we had two car seats in the back seat of that thing. The upholstery was white and when the kids got bigger and didn't need car seats there were dark ridges embedded in that upholstery where their seats had been for so long. We drove that car until it was a goner. A man with a salvage truck had to come and take it away years and years later. I had sad tears running down my cheeks, but my husband was thrilled to get it out of the back yard. Uncle Jack loved to fish and he especially loved to come to camp at Schoodic Lake to spend vacations with the Hornes. He had a speed boat that he named the Joan Marilyn.
     I couldn't believe that Joan had a boat named after her. When Uncle Jack decided to buy a new boat, Dad bought the Joan Marilyn from him and I promptly renamed her the Kathryn Ann. We had many vacations and weekends together with our cousins and our beloved aunt and uncle. Uncle Jack was no hand to hang around, though, until late in the day. He'd come to Milo on a Sunday afternoon.....after church....and then we'd have a nice dinner sometime in the mid-afternoon. Mom and Aunt Vi would get about one game of Scrabble under their belts and Uncle Jack would be pacing to get back on the road to Millinocket. Always wanted to get home before dark if he possibly could. Mom took to planning and preparing dinners that wouldn't take a lot of time so that she and Aunt Vi might get two games of Scrabble in before the appointed hour of departure. They'd be totally disgusted with Uncle Jack and his itchy feet. It was easier in the summertime when the days were long and the fishing lured him to stay.
     Uncle Jack loved his nieces and nephews and their love and respect for him was apparent last week when 16 of the 24 cousins were among those gathered to bid him
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farewell. In this day in age when families are spread out all over the country.....I thought it phenomenal that there were that many in attendance. We all drove to the cemetery for the committal service and the scene made me weep like I hadn't wept all week......literally in the shadow of that huge quiet mill.....lay the people who built it, worked for it, and knew no other life besides Great Northern Paper Company. It was surrealism in the literal sense.
     We were all great hands to go on picnics. When did this delightful summertime pastime go out of fashion? Do people still pack picnics and go to picnic areas and spread out their feasts on tables covered with old cloth tablecloths? Once Uncle Jack and Aunt Vi took us for a picnic at Katahdin Iron Works. I'll never forget that outing. It was a picnic that was eaten on a blanket spread on the ground. Here's a nice picnic recipe that my family loves.

Three Bean Salad

1 can green string beans, drained
1 can wax string beans, drained
1 can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
1 medium onion, diced or sliced...I prefer sliced
1 green pepper, diced (optional)
2/3 cup sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 cup salad oil
2/3 cup vinegar
     Prepare the vegetables and place in a shallow dish. combine sugar, salt, pepper, garlic powder, salad oil and vinegar. Pour over the vegetables so that it reaches all of the bean mixture. cover the dish with plastic wrap and refrigerator. I prefer to use a plastic covered bowl that you can give a shake or two to while it's chilling

My Italy Trip Part 16
Rome and home
     We had a wakeup call at 6:45 and our bags had to be out at 7:30. Once we boarded the bus, Carla told us that our schedule for Rome would have to change. There is going to be a protest of the war in Iraq about the time we are supposed to arrive and traffic will not allow us to tour the city during the day. Also at night there is going to be a big soccer match that could fill the streets with revelers if Rome wins.
     On the way to Rome on the autostrada we were passed by thirty or forty busses with peace signs in the windows. We tried to stop at a number of rest areas but they were all full of busses. We eventually stopped at one where we had to walk under the highway to get to it. We were cautioned about pushy old ladies in the restroom. Steff said she couldn’t believe how rude they were. Fortunately the old men in the group were much nicer.
     We stopped for lunch at the same rest area that we ate at on our way to Montecatini. When we arrived in Rome we went directly to the parking garage at the Vatican. Carla is also a certified local guide for Rome so she gave us the tour of St. Peter’s. The line was long. Some of the peace marchers were there. Steff picked up one of their armbands that had fallen on the ground. It took us about three-quarters of an hour to get into St. Peter’s because security was very tight.
     We returned to the bus at three and Chiro took us to Hotel Nova Duomas, the same hotel where we spent our first night. We had dinner at 6:30. Grand Circle provided a musician who played the piano, guitar and sang. A good time was had by all. At eight, we went on a night tour of Rome with Chiro. It was difficult to see much. I had seen it before during the day, but I

felt sorry for Steff. Chiro returned us to the hotel at 9 and we said good-bye to him. Steff was the only one who got a big hug and a kiss from him. We all felt sorry for him because he had to drive 4 to 5 hours to get back to Sorrento tonight. We also said good-bye to our new friends who really became like family in the 16 days we were together.
     We were up at 5:15 to pack for our flight back to the USA. We had to have our luggage out by 6. We also ate breakfast at 6. It wasn’t much, because the kitchen crew didn’t come in until 6:30. We had cold cereal, fruit and coffee. We said good-bye to Carla and left by shuttle bus for the airport at 6:45. I was checked four times before getting to the gate area. I did a little shopping to get rid of my last Euros. The plane was less than half full again so we had plenty of room. We landed at 1:45 PM US time. It was a flight of 9 hours as opposed to 8 going over. This was because we had a head wind not a tail wind and the earth was spinning in the same direction as we were flying.
     Steff and I had been told that we might have trouble getting our cheese into the country because it was not vacuum-sealed. We declared it at customs and all they did was X-ray our luggage. My guess is that they didn’t want anyone to smuggle something into the country inside the cheese. We exited customs and looked for our limo driver. It took us a while to find him because he had been given a different gate. We were anxious to get loaded and on our way because a big storm was just starting. Some people with connecting flights were stranded at the airport for the night. We got back to Bristol around 4:30. We returned to East Hartford where lots of nieces and nephews were waiting to greet us. We were supposed to leave the next morning, but the 18 inches of snow kept us there an extra day.
     This trip to Italy was a wonderful way to spend time in February. I can’t think of anything that I would want to change on this tour. Sometimes a tour group can be very aloof and unfriendly. On all the tours I have been on, I found the opposite. I hope to return to Italy and spend more time with my family. Steff wants to go back in 2005. We’ll see.

     BROWNVILLE JUNCTION - Harold V. Slagle, 83, husband of Lillian M. (Trapanese) Slagle, died Sept. 22, 2003, at a Millinocket hospital. He was born June 30, 1920, in Ossining, N.Y., the son of Wilbur and Jennie (Cumming) Slagle. Harold had served in the U. S. Army during World War II and the Korean War. He had retired from New York Telephone where he was a foreman. Harold was a communicant of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church of Brownville Junction, where he sang in the choir and was a life member of the James Daly Knights of Columbus. He was also a lifetime fourth degree knight at Fr. Druillette Assembly No. 364 of Old Town. A lifetime member of the Telephone Pioneers of American, a member of the Bernard Jones American Legion, Mount Katahdin Senior Citizens, an honorary member of the Brownville Junction Alumni Assoc., a volunteer for Meals for ME, and president of the Quarry Pines Housing Association. He was predeceased by a sister, Margaret Caldera and a brother, James Slagle. In addition to his wife of Brownville Junction, he is survived by two sons, Richard Slagle and wife, Barbara, of Cortland Manor, N.Y.; Vincent Slagle and wife, Stacey, of Brownville Junction; two daughters, Jacqueline Wood and husband, Charles, of T5R9, Lynn Marie Manfrida and husband, Robert, of Katonah, N.Y.; 13 grandchildren, many nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial was said, at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Brownville Junction with Fr. Myles Cyr, celebrant. Burial was in the Pinetree Cemetery.

Editors Note: Harold will be so missed at our Friday Meals for Me gatherings. His sense of humor, his eagerness to help, and his attention to detail made him a joy to work with. Val
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From Grammie McCleary’s weather book.
OCTOBER – 1978
1st-Cloudy Rain in evening-49° at 6:45am
and 57° at 8:30 pm.
2nd-Fair Windy-50° at 6:30 am and 49° at 8:30 pm.
3rd-Windy & Sunny-40° at 6:30 am and 36° at 9 pm.
4th-Fair am Cloudy pm windy-34° at 6:30 and 48° at 9 pm.
5 th-Rain in night Cloudy all day-46° at 6:50 and 53° at 9 pm.
6th-Cloudy AM Rain-50° at 6:45 am and 52° at 9:30 pm.

At Mayo Regional Hospital
     A daughter, Mackenzie Lynn Shaw, to Lindsay Applebee and Alfred Shaw II of Milo on September 21, 2003. Wt. 8 pounds 15 ounces.


     Mr. Keith is the late brother of Myrtle Jones. He wrote this poem during the 1940’s.

All the world is hushed and still tonight,
For “Taps” have already been blown,
The stars in the sky are the only light,
And I feel at rest and alone.
I hear the sigh of the gentle breeze,
As it rustles through the pine,
And I fancy each part of the earth agrees
That a beautiful world is mine.
I pause, and to God I raise a prayer
Of thanks for the night and the day,
For a part of the world so calm and fair
From the war and strife set away.
And I say a prayer for our men and boys
Who fight on a distant soil
God grant them peace and future joys
When no longer need they toil.
God give them peace like mine tonight
Like a cool and soothing balm,
When they’ve ended the fight and the world is right
Deny them not this calm.
May they know the hush of a quiet night,
Hear only the wind in the trees,
See only the stars in the sky so bright,
Feel only a gentle breeze.

     Thank you to all our family and friends for their cards and company at the celebration of our 50th Wedding Anniversary.
You made it a special day we will never forget.
Vaughn and Marie Bradstreet

     The MSAD #41/68 Even Start Family Literacy Adult Education Program has openings for families who may be eligible. Even Start is an adult education program for the adult in a family who is interested in working on their diploma, GED, or just brushing up on their skills, and who have a child in the family between 0 and 8 years old.

     Even Start helps families work on their education, which benefits the whole family. Reading skills are modeled, demonstrated, and encouraged to prepare the children for school. The children go to the Early Childhood Classroom and work on development skills while their parents work in the adult education classroom. Even Start is located in a portable classroom behind PVHS in Milo and serves families in the Milo and Dover-Foxcroft school districts. Transportation is available.
     Even Start is looking for volunteers for their early childhood education classroom to assist with infants, toddlers, and preschoolers while the parents work in the Adult Education classroom.
     Please call 943-2246 for more information about the program.

Monday-fish burger, potato smiles, corn cobbetts, apple, and milk every day.
Tuesday-Oven fried chicken, mashed potato, peas, dinner roll, and fruit.
Wednesday-Ham and cheese calzone, cucumbers, and Jell-O/topping.
Thursday-Juice, chop suey, salad, dinner roll, and spice cake.
Friday-Hamburger, French-fries, celery sticks, and orange _’s.

     The Key Clubbers will meet Monday night, September 29th, at 7pm in the library to hear Val Robertson speak about the animal shelter she would like to implement in Milo, and how we can help. The Milo PTO will update us about the Fall Frolic and invite us back to help again this year. Pizza and snacks will be provided. All Kiwanians are invited to attend!! The members will sign up for committees and have some time to brainstorm ideas for their committees.

     Just a quick note to let you all know that all is well, but BUSY here on the farm. We added 4 more cats to the mix in the bedroom, bringing the total to 15. We have successfully adopted out 6 kittens and are working on spaying and neutering the adults before we get them homes. Julie and I can not let the cats go until we are assured they will be unable to rproduce, so the easiest way to guarantee this is to get them sterilized ourselves. Thank goodness for the P.E.T.S. program, that pays half, or in some cases all of the cost. And the Foxcroft Veterinarians are so helpful in accommodating us with our very hectic scheduling demands.
     As many of you have heard, I have started phase one of my dream to build an animal shelter here in Milo. I had a meeting last Thursday night with some folks who are willing to help from the beginning of the project, Our first step is to distribute a survey to see what kind of community support we can expect. PLEASE take the time to fill it out and get it back, either by mail, or by dropping it off at the town office. The success of this endeavor depends on YOUR support.
     As I sit here Sunday morning, a downpour of rain has created dozens of puddles in the front yard. The ducks are scurrying from puddle to puddle, feverishly diving the heads into the water and eating whatever morsels they can forage. Their little tails are wagging a hundred miles an hour as they

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happily waddle from puddle to puddle. Rainy days used to sort of depress me, now I view them from the ducks vantage point and they are a gift. There is nothing happier than a duck with a muddy face and a belly full of muck!



     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.

SEPTEMBER 24, 2003
     President Edwin Treworgy welcomed thirty-five members and twenty-two guests to the installation of officers on Wednesday evening at the Milo Legion Hall.
     President Edwin Treworgy passes the gavel to President-Elect Joe Zamboni.
     Eben DeWitt led us in the Pledge of Allegiance and Edwin said a prayer of thanks.
     It was a pleasure to share the evening with our guests Peter Conley, Joanne DeWitt, Merna Dunham, Amber Gahagan, John Willinski, Leo Gray, Laurel Harris, Jerry Salley, Michelle St. Cyr, MaryJane Zamboni, Marion Wood and Key Club members Shawn Burke, Lindsay Small, and Cameron Wellman.
     We also enjoyed inter-clubs from Dover-Foxcroft and Orono/Old Town. Past Lt. Gov. Howard Kesseli, President-Elect Brenda Kelly, Secretary Dave Lockwood, Lt. Gov. Harold Sherman, and Past Lt. Gov. John Cushing who was in office when the Milo/Brownville Club was formed in 1992, came from Dover. Joining us from Orono were Secretary Wayne Hamilton, Lt. Gov. Clair Wood, Stan Vorodko, and Roger Taylor.
     President Treworgy had many words of praise for the dedication, insight, countless number of hours of community service, and the realization of dreams that the club members have provided over the past year. He enthusiastically thanked everyone for their positive efforts and pointed out the many accomplishments of the club, not only for the previous year but also for past and present projects.

     Lt. Gov. Harold Sherman presented gifts signifying that our Club has earned the title of Distinguished Club for meeting specific requirements.
     Lt Gov. Elect Clair Wood honored us by installing the officers for the 2003-2004 term. Heidi Finson and Janet Richards are the new Board of Director members. Joe Zamboni was installed as the new Kiwanis President, Murrel Harris as the new President-elect, Christine Beres as the new Vice-President, Edwin Treworgy as Past President, with Jeff Gahagan continuing as Treasurer and Nancy Grant continuing as Secretary. The terms of all the newly installed officers will officially begin on October 1, 2003.
     President Edwin Treworgy presented gifts of appreciation and surprised Jeff Gahagan with the Kiwanian of the Year plaque. Ed spoke very highly of Jeff’s dedication to the office of treasurer that he has held since the club was formed and for his many contributions over the years. CONGRATULATIONS, JEFF!
     President Treworgy had only praise for the wonderful dinner prepared and served by the ladies in the Auxiliary. He also thanked everyone for the delicious hors d’eouvres enjoyed during the social hour and for the festive blue and gold decorations.
We thank you Ed, for the inspiration, dedication, humor, and enthusiasm you have brought to the Three Rivers Kiwanis Club and the entire community.
     President-elect Joe Zamboni expressed his thanks to Edwin and said he was looking toward another year of great accomplishments.

Editor’s note: As I sat and listened to Edwin’s (it’s still hard for me to not call him Mr. Treworgy) farewell speech, I was struck by the humbleness of his praises. He gave credit to many folks, and yet, the credit for most projects should go to him. If he wasn’t directly responsible for developing a project, he was instrumental in it becoming reality, through his energy and his enthusiastic support.
     Edwin has a gift of making a person feel special, useful, and unique. He has a genuine love for his community and its people.
     Thank you, Edwin, for your ideas, your energy, your support and your love. Val

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