Three Rivers News, 2003-10-28


     The Three Rivers Kiwanis will be selling boxes of fresh fruit from November 1 – 15. The delivery date for the fruit will be December 11, at the Milo Elementary School. Any Kiwanian can take your order.....or you can call 943-5554.
     These boxes of fruit make excellent Christmas gifts. There are various choices in boxes of fruit and combination boxes of fruit available, for instance: Navel Oranges, Juice Oranges, Tangerines, Red Grapefruit, Tangelos, Navel and Grapefruit mix, a Citrus Variety Pack and the Holiday Trio box, which has apples, navel oranges and red grapefruit.
     There is a choice of big boxes or small boxes. The prices vary from $14.00 for a small box of juice oranges, or a small box of red grapefruit, to $19.00 for large boxes of most of the fruit, to $20.00 for the Citrus Variety Pack and the Holiday Trio. If you live outside of Milo and would like to have your fruit delivered to someone who lives in Milo.....just call 943-5554 and an arrangement can be made. What a wonderful way to send this delicious and nutritious gift to a loved one.
     The list of good things that the Three Rivers Kiwanis provides to this community is lengthy, and includes this newspaper! Please help us continue these wonderful community based projects with your support of our Fruit Sale. Thank You.

     The 36th annual hunter’s breakfast will be held at Penquis Valley High School on Saturday, November 1, 2003 from 4:30 to 8:30 am. This will be an all-you-can-eat buffet of ham, eggs, baked beans, biscuits, pancakes, juice, and coffee. The cost is $3.50 for advance sale or $4.00 at the door. Tickets are available from any freshmen class member.
     (Editor’s note: Please be extra careful during this hunting season. Take the time to protect your pets by having them wear an orange bandana or vest when outdoors.)

     The Three Rivers Kiwanis is planning the third annual Veteran’s Thanksgiving Dinner that will be held at the Milo Town Hall dining room at noon, on Tuesday, November 11th. Please contact Murrel Harris at 943-7326 to make reservations. ALL area Veterans, their guests, and those presently in the service, along with their guests, are more than welcome. This is OUR way of saying Thank You.

     Come hear scary stories written by MSAD #41 Adult Education Writing For Fun Class on Thursday, October 30th at Our Maine Idea located on the Milo Road in Sebec. These are stories for all ages and is a free event.


NOVEMBER 15TH, 2003 (Saturday)
Turkey with "ALL" the fixings, plus apple crisp/ice cream/coffee
Time: 5:00 - 7:00
Where: Cook School in LaGrange
Adults: $5.00 Kids 12-: $2.50
Benefits: Marion C. Cook School PTO
Call Marilyn Lyford 943-2342 or 943-2196

The Brownville Jct. United Methodist Church is having its annual
Fall Fair
on November 1st, from 9:00 AM until 1:00 PM.
There will be food, candy, toy, crafts, white elephant and book tables. There will also be a lunch
served from 11:00 until 1:00. The lunch will consist of assorted sandwiches, pie, coffee or punch.

Public Baked Bean & Ham Supper
November 1, 5-6:30pm
St. John's Episcopal Church
Center St., Brownville Junction
Adults - $6 Children under 12 - $3
Ham, Baked Beans, Assorted Casseroles, Cole Slaw
Homemade Rolls, Assorted Desserts, Coffee/Tea/Punch

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10:00 - 11:00 AM AT THE MILO TOWN HALL
RABIES - $6.00 / DISTEMPER - $12.00
Fall Clinic time is here !
Cat owners, please take special note as State of Maine Law now requires that
ALL cats be vaccinated against rabies.
In addition,please be aware that if you are no longer able to properly care
for an animal, that there are humane ways to deal with the problem.
It is a Class D crime in Maine to abandon a pet, and anyone doing so will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
Contact your Town Office for appropriate alternatives.
Also if your pet is lost or missing, or if you find an animal
please let your Town Office know.
Milo Town Office 943 - 2202

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MON., NOV. 3



Brownville Trivia
Choose the best answer.
1. Jimmy Hay and John Ray were (a) teachers (b) peddlers (d) tag team partners (d) YMCA secretaries.
2. (a) Babe Ruth (b) Ted Williams (c) Cy Young (d) Joe Louis came through Brownville.
3. Jake Larson was Brownville's (a) mailman (b) first selectman (c) iceman (d) milk man.
4. Donkey basketball was played at (a) the Grange Hall (b) Dillon's Hall (c) BJHS (d) the Prairie Pavilion.
5. (a) Tommy Wallace (b) Tommy Durant (c) Nelson Perry (d) Gary Chase never hurt Mike Knox's hand.
6. (a) Pete Webb (b) Murrel Harris (c) Jim Larouche (d) Sid Cook once no hit the Brownville Junction Little League team.
7. The score was (a) 1-0 (b) 2-0 (c) 3-0 (d) 4-0.
8. The fireplace was on the (a) north (b) east (c) west (d) east side of the Prairie Pavilion.
9. Wrong Way Corrigan once landed in (a) Paris (b) Rome (c) Berlin (d) Dublin.
10. Erin Weston scored her 1000th point against (a) FA (b) Hermon (c) PCHS (d) Schenck.
Answers: 1-d 2-b 3-c 4-a 5-a 6-a 7-b 8-a 9-c 10-c

A Penquis Cruizers Autumn
Oh Autumn is here and I know how most must really feel
As the old oak trees turn red and gold we know it's real.
Looking at the sky it's kind of a darker shade of blue,
Which tells me our richest days of this year are very few.
Oh my how the days grow too short this time of year
And we notice how the winds shift into a higher gear.
You notice how the fields are no longer a pretty green
Where thru the summer many car shows were often seen.
The pumpkins done growing are ready for one and all,
It's nature's way of of having its annual harvest ball.
Over all the years of coarse we have all had to learn
that old man winter and his kin folks surely will return,
Oh Autumn is really coming, I know you all must see,
That the cruising season will soon be gone for 2003!!!!
" Cruizer Author Unknown"???

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     Milo Rec. Director, Murrel Harris would like to announce the Holiday Session of Yoga.
     The 8-week session starts Wed. Oct. 29 at the Milo Elementary School, from 6:00-7:00. The following 7 weeks, the class will be held at the Milo Town Hall.
     The next 2 months can be very stressful for most of us, and a little relaxation and unwinding can help the season go smoothly. Please join instructor, Cindy Herbest, as she stretches, strengthens and calms the body and mind. No previous experience is necessary, just comfortable clothing and a willingness to cut the pace back for an hour each week and let YOGA do it's magic on you!!
     For more information, please call Cindy at 943-2630

     A reminder that Christmas shoeboxes must be in by Nov. 9th, and that wreath orders must be in by Nov. 2nd. Wreath orders can be placed by calling Carolyn Sinclair at 943-7785.
     The wreaths are plain with a bow and the cost is $10.00.


     The staff and students at Brownville Elementary send out a big THANK YOU to the Brownville PTO for the new piece of playground equipment. It's been a long time since there's been anything new added to the playground and it's getting a lot of use.
     The PTO also enlisted the help of Gerrish Contractors and Bishop Cement in getting this set up. We appreciate the support of those local businesses as well.
     JT Kearns, Kayla Barker and Josh Stanhope are shown here testing it out.

From the classroom of:
Mrs. Mills - Our Terrific Kid is a wonderful classroom helper. She does many errands at the end of the day that help me each day. She does neat work each day, helps others with any questions, and follows the school rules. We are happy to have ASHLEY SHAFFER in our class.
MRS. DUNHAM - Our Terrific Kid is a hard working young man. We get many compliments about his efforts and how much he accomplishes. He comes in every morning and begins his written assignments. He enjoys math activities, especially on the computer. We are proud to have CODY JOHNDRO in our class.
Mrs. Gillis
This boy's favorite game is chess,
He likes learning about fractions the best,
When estimating, he makes a logical guess,
He can easily pass the manners test!
Congratulations, TONY JAY!
Mrs. Dell'olio - Our Terrific Kid is a wonderful girl. She helps others and isvery kind. She is a good friend to everyone. She has a smile on her face everyday, and she blushes a lot! Her birthday is in November, and she has a new baby brother at home! We like having you in our class CAITLIN GARLAND!
Mrs. Hayes - This special friend is as quiet and calm as a peaceful day at the beach. He makes no waves with friends and teachers. He is a smooth reader. He dives into his work each day with determination. He floats along in math enjoying all the activities. This Terrific Kid is paddling to success and we are proud of his hard work. Good job DEVON GERRISH!
Mrs. Tardiff and Mrs. Hussey - ADAM TAYLOR - This soon to be big brother has been working hard in all areas. He follows the "I care " rules and lights the room with his smile. We love having Adam in our room.
SHAWN CAREY- This boy is new to our class, but is fitting in nicely. He has shown a lot of improvement in following the "I Care " rules. This has been a wonderful week for Shawn . He's settled down, gotten to work, and tried to do his best on all tasks. Great job, Shawn!
Mrs. Walker and Mrs. Carey - Our first Terrific Kid is a little guy who has worked really hard at learning the classroom rules. He's made great progress at learning to take turns, share, and raise his hand when he wants to talk. He has made lots of new friends and is very helpful. He LOVES recess and has taught us all some new games to play outside. We LOVE our days with NOAH ALLEN.
And we LOVE our days with our second Terrific Kid, too. He is kind, gentle, and always willing to share with his classmates. His smile really warms us up on these cold October mornings. This special little guy is TRISTON FROST.
Mrs. Whitney – Mrs. Whitney's Terrific Kid is KATELYN PINKHAM. She is new to our school district this year and has fit it very well. She will do any task assigned to her and is now an Early Childhood helper in the morning. Way to go, Katelyn!

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     Staff and students at Milo Elementary have been busy over the last few weeks. On October 10, the school honored our district bus drivers at the morning assembly. Several classes had prepared songs, poems and gifts for the drivers. These people are a critical part of our school family. They are the very first contact with school each day for a many children and the last contact at night. Sometimes it is up to them to set the tone for the day for children. Mrs. Beres spoke about how dedicated our drivers are. Our drivers are always mindful of student safety.
     Students, families and the school can always be confident that children will not be left in unsafe situations. Our drivers treat our children they way the would want their own children to be treated. Drivers were presented with pins that say "Bus Drivers deliver precious cargo." Our drivers in MSAD # 41 support this statement every day. If you see your child's driver, give them a wave and a thank you for a job well done.
     Our Fifth Grade Outing Club spent a weekend at Camp Kiev during the October break. They spent time learning about each other, developing teamwork skills and learning how to come together as a team. The students were accompanied by the group's advisors: Dawn Russell, Susie Davis, Linda
O'Connor, Tom Witham, Jeannine Lavigne, Patti Ottman, and Tricia Stanhope. These staff members volunteer their time with this group for monthly activities, the Kieve trip and a camping weekend in the spring. We appreciate their time and dedication to our students.
     Our school recently received some donations from friends and supporters of our school. The Aldworth Chapter of the Easter Star has made a donation to our library for the purchase of books to add to our library. Mrs. Lavigne is currently searching for books that will add to our collection. We wish to thank the Eastern Star for their support.
     Early in the year, Mrs. Freda Cook arrived at our school with several boxes of school supplies; pencils, crayons, scissors, notebooks, glue, etc. She told us that one of her guests at the Hitching Post Bed and Breakfast had wanted to make a donation to our school. We do not know the name of this generous donor, but we wish to thank them. We'd like them to know that not a day goes by that some student does not benefit from their gift.
     Our thanks go to the TRC Maine website as well as the very generous folks who made donations of General Mills Boxtops after reading about our collecting them on the website. Marion and Al Harmon from North Carolina have sent us boxtops a couple of times. We also received a very large box of boxtops from Georgia Korona in North Lauderdale, Florida. Each of those little pieces of paper is worth 10 cents to our school. We thank Ms. Korona and the Harmons for helping us out. The money we get for these goes into a fund to pay for things such as field trips, particularly admission to plays, concerts, etc.
     On October 24, the Milo PTO held their annual Fall Fair. Children were treated to a host of games including Sponge Bob, Basketball and several others. There were also such new additions as a Glow in the Dark room,

     Bouncy House and Haunted House as well. Parents were treated to the annual auction which seemed to be very lively. Families donate such wonderful things for us to auction off. Our PTO cafe offered such treats as hot dogs, chicken Nuggets, French Fries, Nachos, Doughboys and sweet treats and beverages. This year the fair featured a pumpkin carving contest. There were eighteen entrants. many of the pumpkins were very intricately done and some were absolutely frightening! Winners were: In the K-2 age group, First prize went to Tristan Beckett, Second to Macy Carey, Third to Ben Morrill and Fourth to Cody Dunham. In the Grade 3-5 age group, First prize went to Brooke Morrill, Second to Kendra Hall, third to jade Zelkan and Fourth to Alex Zelkan. A great job was done by all of the entrants and we hope to see many more next year. The lighted pumpkins lining the walkway provided a festive entrance way to the fair.
     We have no final totals for the fair this year, but funds raised always go back to the school for arts performances or concerts, dies for the die cut machine and other things for the children.
     The weather on Tuesday caught us all by surprise. Parents should know that they can check on whether or not there is school or a delay due to weather on the following radio stations:
WQCB ( 106.5) WBZN Z-107) WEZQ ( 92.9)
WWMJ ( Magic 95.7) WDME ( 103.1) WKIT
WZON Kiss 94.4 WABI AM910
B97-1 WVOM
and televsion stations: WLBZ, Channel 2
WABI, Channel 5
WVII , Channel 7

Milo Elementary School will be celebrating Veteran's Day on Friday,
November 7th during our weekly assembly.
We invite all veterans to attend.
The assembly will be held at the Milo Elementary gym from 8:30 to 9:00 A.M. Please come and join us.

Cook School News
     At our latest assembly, ALVIN LITTLEFIELD, SABRINA FADILLAH and ROSE THERIAULT were honored as Terrific Kids.
     Ms. Ivy reported that Alvin had worked hard at meeting his behavior goals.
     Mrs. Carter said that Sabrinais a Terrific Kid every week.
     Rosie has been a tremendous help to Miss K. as she returns to the classroom. Congratulations to all of our Terrific kids.
     Jacob Turner, Josh Gray and Laura Gray were awarded Best Kid on the Bus certificates by Bus Driver Kathy Foss. The students sang, "The Driver on the Bus" adapted by Mrs. Harmony to thank Kathy for driving safely every day.
     Mrs. Carter's class recited a delightful poem about eating worms. Their performance ended as the class bit into some big, fat gummy worms. The worms were provided by Trevor Lyford.

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     At lunchtime, the 4th and 5th grade sang a song thanking Mrs. Bessey for being their substitute teacher. Mrs. Bessey received many beautifully illustrated cards. The students asked that Mrs. Bessey return to visit as often as possible.

     For those of you who looked for a library column last week, I apologize. Two loyal friends brought it to my attention that there was no library column this past week , and I was surprised. I had typed it up and the computer e-mail said it had been sent to Val but she never received it. Thankfully I had saved it and am sending it to her again this week. It is a little dated but better late than never.
     This week the weather has been kind of a shock. Of course, snow in October is not unusual, not even 4”, but to have it three days in a row is aggravating. Of course, it is covering up all the unfinished projects, but at my house we haven’t even winterized yet!
     Please note that on days of snowstorms or other inclement weather, the town manager may request the library be closed for various safety reasons. On such days, please call the library 943-2612 to verify that we are open.
     After a week’s vacation the Kiwanis Kids Korner was back in force. The weather made the going a little more of a challenge, and the ?Kids? and their walking companions, Don and Frank, were well bundled with coats, hats, mittens and boots. It was suggested that a parent put a nametag on the child’s outer clothing or a piece of paper with the child’s name into their coat pocket. Sometimes children are forgetful and the name would enable the adult helpers to match ?Kids? and coats. There were 32 kids and 6 helpers this week. Don read the book The Night Before Halloween while the children enjoyed individual snack packs and punch set out by Dottie Brown, Val Robertson and Judith Stevens. The ?Kids? made cute little autumn leaf and scarecrow magnets this week. Their October crafts have really been a nice way for each child to add seasonal color to their room or to their home. We’ve heard the rumor that there is to be a Halloween party next week with a Witch!
     One reminder---the Kiwanis Kids Korner is open to all children grades K-3. Milo Elementary students are walked down, but any child in that age group from surrounding schools or who is home-schooled is equally welcome to the program.
     Again Donald Stanchfield has brought in 4 more brand new Nancy Drew books to work toward completing our collection. Many of the titles he has brought we did not have before, so our young patrons are very pleased to be able to read the complete set.
     Without intending to we have begun to have quite a collection of books about antiques. We had many already but have recently added the set of world antiques donated by Ruth Clark. She also donated Construction of American Furniture Treasures and Heisey’s Glassware for Your Table which we have just processed. We have also been given some titles of the Smithsonian illustrated Library of Antiques by Stephen Granger. The titles he has given us are:- Clocks, Furniture, Glass, Needlework, Oriental Rugs, and Porcelain. We are very pleased to have all these valuable donations and wanted to bring them to the attention of any of our patrons who are interested in antiques.

Library Winter Hours
Saturday 2:00-4:00
Telephone 943 -2612

     On Tuesday morning, October 14, the Milo Free Public Library was visited by Debbie Knapp’s nursery school. There were about 25 children, mostly from the preschool class, but also a few older brothers and sisters as this was school vacation week. With

Debbie was her helper Teresa Hall and many parents and grand parents. It was a glorious autumn day-a perfect day for a field trip. After the children had had a chance to look through the children’s section for a bit, they sat on the floor and had a discussion with the librarian about the care of books, problems that can happen to borrowed books and how to prevent accidents from happening to library books. Debbie then read an interactive book to the children---The Little Old Lady Who Wasn’t Afraid of Anything. The children enjoyed stamping their feet, clapping their hands and shouting “Boo” as the story indicated. The librarian also read the Kevin Henkes book Sheila Rae , the Brave.
     By this time the children were ready to move to their next stop at the fire station where volunteer fire fighters spoke about fire safety. Todd Lyford, police chief, also showed the preschool children the police car. He will be making a trip to the nursery school later this week. These field trips all tie in with Community Helpers Week and also show the children where safe places in the community can be found.
     Just a leftover note on the Laugh It Up @ Your Library summer reading program. We still have food prize certificates for Kendra Chase, Joseph Joslin, Taylor Lovejoy, Brianna Stone and Alan Yanbul. We also have posters for Tristen Beckett, Ashley Goodine, Aaron Goodine , Autumn Joslin and Joseph Joslin. If you see these children please tell them that we have these items for them and would like them to come in and retrieve them. We have reading certificates for several of the children too. We will hold them only until October 31st.
We’ve had some backordered books arrive:

Cornwell, Bernard HERETIC
Cornwell, Patricia BLOW FLY

A Historical Review - Part 2
Forty Years is a Long Time
Observer, Edna Bradeen, April 30, 1980
     Other public offices Mrs. Newman has held includes substituting as town treasurer, tax collector, assessor and serving on the school board. She tells of the period during the 1950's when town meeting produced only seven voters, with eight needed as a quorum. Morale hit bottom at this point and the residents considered turning the town over to the state. Mrs. Newman and other residents conferred with the then Secretary of State Paul McDonald, telling him of their discouragement. McDonald was firm in his statement that the state did not want Lakeview, Mrs. Newman says and told us "to carry on."
     After World War II, Lakeview, built on the shores of beautiful Schoodic Lake, was discovered by the summer people. Summer homes and cottages soon dotted the shores around the lake and it became a popular recreation area.
     New homes have been built in the town itself by year round residents, until today [1980] there are 27 registered voters. The 1979 annual town meeting had fourteen voters in attendance. John Royal is the only private land owner with all other homes built on leased land.
     The summer people were fewer in number last year which Mrs. Newman assumes was caused by the gas shortage. She said the attendance at the popular fishing derby this past winter was down also.
     Speaking of her early childhood which was spent in Medford, she tells one story which involves the intense pride of her mother, Maude Goodine. She recalls how in January 17, 1920, she and her brother were playing outside when she happened to glance at the roof of the house only to find it on fire. She remembers running inside to tell her mother, "the house is on fire," and of the rich smell of a baking cake which they never got to eat. The Goodine's lived quite a distance from neighbors, with no telephone, so by the time help arrived it was too late to save the house or contents.
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     She tells of the Red Cross arriving the next day with groceries, bedding, clothing and other necessities and her mother telling that they could take it all back. "Here we were with nothing left," she said noting that her mother refused their charity. Her mother told them, "give it to someone who needs it; I can sew and we will get along alright." The family spent the remainder of the winter with relatives and the next summer was spent in a large tent in her grandparents’ door yard.
     Mrs. Newman says most of her public services are a thing of the past, but she doesn't really mind since it gives her more time to enjoy her grand-children.

River Cruise
Part 3
     At 6:30PM we had the Captain’s welcoming drink with hors d’oeuvres and at 7 we went to dinner. The meal consisted of smoked salmon and shrimp with toast points and condiments, French onion soup with cheese croutons, Broiled fillet of halibut and dill sauce with red beet potatoes served with sautéed leaf spinach. We had lemon sherbet with currants to cleanse our palate before traditional roast beef with Béarnaise sauce served with baby vegetables, tomato and duchesse potatoes wrapped in bacon. For dessert we had white and dark chocolate mousse. I should point out that the meals sound enormous but they weren’t. The portion size was very small. After dinner we went to the lounge to socialize for a short time. It was then time for a shower and bed.
     Sat. June 9, Breakfast at 7:30. Today the special was waffles. Since we are still sailing toward Cologne, I went up on deck for a morning walk and to watch the scenery along the riverbanks. I love the German architecture. The small towns remind me of Grimms’ fairy tales.
     We docked in Koln (Cologne) at 10:30. Koln became a city in 50 AD and for 400 years was the northeast cornerstone of the Roman Empire. In 1220 a 3.6 mile wall was built around the city to protect its 40,000 inhabitants.
     Koln is known for its perfume (eau de Cologne) and Koelsch beer. Its most famous landmark is the cathedral. The cathedral was started in 1248 and was finished in 1880. It is one of Europe’s largest cathedrals and is the second tallest in the world (157 meters or over 500 ft). I can’t describe the feeling you get when you look up inside a building with such high ceilings. I was awed. The cathedral has the largest choir stalls in Germany and contains the bones of the Three Wise Men in a jewel-encrusted box. The box is on display but is only opened to show the bones on Epiphany Sunday. There are beautiful mosaic floors depicting St. Christopher, the Madonna among others. Some of the stain glass windows were done in the 1200s while some are present day works. Off in one corner is a fresco of a cardinal of the 1940s. He is commemorated because he overlooked people stealing coal to keep themselves warm during the war.
     There was nothing scheduled for the morning so Georgia, Mary and I made a quick tour of the city. I was amazed by photographs near the cathedral showing the devastation caused by the bombing in WWII. The cathedral was shown amid the rubble. Miraculously it survived the bombing with little damage. We walked quite a way from the ship and my sisters decided to take a taxi back.
     We had lunch at 12:30. It consisted of salads, cream soup Marquise, hamburger or cheeseburger, roasted stuffed pork with prune stuffing, sautéed potatoes and vegetables rice, peas, pasta and assorted breads and desserts. After lunch we had a two-hour walking tour of the city. It included a walk along the river and a biergarten where a group of soccer players were having a wonderful time singing to girls as they went by. We passed a Romanesque church that predates the cathedral and then went to the town hall where the clock face is that of a man. He sticks his tongue out on the hour. Nearby was a statue on the side of a

building of a baby mooning. Our tour ended at the town hall and I walked back to the cathedral. On its front steps was a band from Russia giving a performance. There was also a man dressed like the sarcophagus of King Tut. He would stand perfectly still until someone put money in his box. Then he would bow. There were also the beggars we were warned about. They are professionals who carry children around with them. You have never seen such sad faces in your life! I understand the beggars are quite wealthy from preying on the tourists. I also met up with Mary and Heather outside the cathedral. They had been off exploring on their own. They had found where there was going to be a rock concert that night and were anxious to go. The three of us returned to the ship about 4:20.
At 7 we went for lunch. We had Pate Strasbourg garnished with vintage port wine aspic and Cumberland sauce, puree of pumpkin soup with chiffonade of lettuce, basin and cream. The main course was either Sautéed tilapi fillet on fennel bed served with pernod sauce and saffron potatoes or roasted duck al ‘orange served with a Grand Marnier flavored orange sauce, Maccaire potatoes and French style beans with bacon wrapped around them. For dessert we had apple crumble with vanilla sauce and ice cream.
Since it was still light, Georgia and I went for a little walk in the park where the ship was docked to enjoy the flowers. Roses were at their peak all during our trip. I was surprised to find that most of the European roses don’t have a fragrance.
About 11:30 PM the ship left Cologne. I was frantic for a while because I knew the girls were on shore and they didn’t answer the phone in their room. I got dressed and went upstairs. I heard them socializing with the crew and knew they had made it back. They were the only young passengers and the crew was their age. In fact the crew said not to worry because they would take care of them. I found that they were the last passengers to return and the captain sailed immediately after they were safely on board.
Next week: Koblenz

Traditions of a Milo-ite
     Can you stand one more sad commentary from a Red Sox fan? I won't say much...but, we were very sad in our house on Thursday evening. Friday morning we drove to New Hampshire for a weekend visit with my cousins. On the way there we listened to other sad fans who were calling into a radio show. One little boy of 10 years old called and recounted his tale. He said, "I had to go to bed before the game ended as it was way beyond my bedtime. This morning I woke up and turned my T.V. on to ESPN and found out that the Red Sox had lost. In my whole life I have never felt so bad. My heart was broken." Poor little guy. We could empathize with him. In hindsight I would have to say that I'm glad that the blessed little boy hasn't ever had a real tragedy in his life to be heartbroken about. If the Red Sox losing their bid for the pennant was the saddest thing he'd ever had to face, he was lucky indeed.
     Over the weekend our "Yankee fan" cousin made a crack about how he couldn't understand why we would stick with a loser all this time. My husband made a couple of good analogies and put the "Yankee fan" in his place. The first thing my husband said was, "It's easy to be a Yankee's fan." The second thing he said was, "If you had a loved one sick with a disease, would you stop loving them and not stick with them because of it?" The "Yankee fan" tucked his tail between his legs and slinked off. I just have this one more thing to many of you would like to smack the smug look off Derek Jeter's face? It's a cute face, for sure. But, he's got a little smirk that needs to be wiped off. I saw his mother and father in the stands that night and thought....I'll bet she's wiped more than one smirk off of his face in his lifetime.

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     Saturday we went to a beautiful designer house in Bow, New Hampshire. A couple with two teenaged daughters had bought this old farmhouse that sat high on a hill in a very lovely neighborhood. It was in a sad state of disrepair and needed an entire refurbishing. A two story addition had been added that included a kitchen/dining area and a family room and adjacent bathroom downstairs. Upstairs in the addition was the master suite. The home had been chosen by designers in New Hampshire to be showcased for most of the month of October. There was a list in each room of what paints, fabrics, and furnishings had been chosen for that specific room and why. The old part of the house had been restored....managing to keep the integrity of the original architecture in tact. The new addition was also masterfully appointed....but new. The view out the wide French doors towards the rear of the property was magnificent. The land sat high on a hill and it overlooked a mountain range that was in full autumn color. There was another home in the distance, but it was so exquisite that you didn't even mind the view being disturbed by it.
     The new owner was the kitchen designer, herself, and she had included every luxury you could imagine in her new environment. The step-down family room was set up to accommodate a huge flat-screened television. Each room boasted brand new furniture, window dressings and artwork that had been skillfully chosen to enhance the beauty of each room. The old part of the house was done in different wall covering techniques duplicating those that were popular when the home was built. The new addition was decorated in bold new modern colors. The house will be featured in the March edition of Yankee Magazine.
     The kicker.....the next day after we were there....the house was going to be stripped of all of the curtains, furnishings and artwork. The family who owned it were moving in, and would be displaying their own furniture. If I were that wife I would have insisted on keeping at least one room full of this gorgeous stuff!!! Now, maybe this woman had beautiful well apportioned things of her own, but what a shame to take it all apart. We couldn't imagine it being stripped and using other stuff. We also couldn't imagine how anyone could have afforded to have the things that were in that house. As I mentioned before, each room had a declaration paper telling where things came from...and how much they cost. YIKES!!
     Saturday evening, my cousin and her husband hosted a Murder Mystery Dinner Party. This was lots of fun. We had received our invitations in the mail a week ahead of time. The invitation included costume ideas and gave a brief description of each character, so that you didn't go into the evening unaware. I was Stockard Ann Bonds...also known as Stock, daughter of the wealthy Jon K. Bonds. Carroll was Robert Ublynd...also known as Rob. Rob was a flamboyant lawyer who dealt with celebrity clients. I had two brothers. One was the heir apparent to Daddy's fortune and the other was an adopted brother who was making a name for himself among the political rank and file. There was a rich woman named Portia...her daughter Lolita...and the slutty Cassandra who was supposedly playing both ends and the middle with the different male characters. Old Jon K. was the victim and we were all suspects. An unseen character, which we heard on tape only, was the infamous investigator Columbo. We did have a great time throughout the whole evening. Not taking things very seriously at all, we enjoyed the delicious food prepared by the hostess.

     Whenever we go to my cousin's home we look forward to the spectacular menus that she plans, prepares and serves in her lovely dining room. This trip was no different.
     She prepared two grand dinners both Friday and Saturday evening. I helped out by bringing and preparing breakfast one morning. I tried a new recipe that turned out to be wonderful. I cooked bacon and sausage and then this wonderful treat:

Ginger Pancakes

2 cups biscuit/baking mix
1 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1 egg
1 1/2 cups milk
1/4 cup molasses
1/2 cup butter or margarine
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup water
1 egg yolk, beaten
3 tablespoons lemon juice
     In a bowl, combine biscuit mix, ginger, cinnamon and cloves. In a small bowl, whisk egg, milk and molasses until blended; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Pour batter by 1/4 cupfuls onto a lightly greased hot griddle. Turn when bubbles form on top; cook until second side is golden brown. Keep warm. For the syrup, melt the butter in a small saucepan. Stir in the sugar, water, egg yolk and lemon juice. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Remove from the heat. Serve warm with pancakes. Serves 6 two pancakes apiece and there may be one left over.
     The next morning my cousin fixed this wonderful oatmeal dish.

Oatmeal Creme Brulee

2 cups of quick oats or 2 1/2 cups old fashioned oats
1/3 cup white sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 1/2 cups milk (if you are lightening this recipe can use skim milk)
2 eggs or 1/2 cup egg substitute
2 teaspoons vanilla
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
     Combine milk, eggs and vanilla and mix well. Add to the oatmeal and white sugar and mix well. Pour into a sprayed 8 or 9 inch glass baking dish. Bake 350 degrees for 40 to 45 minutes or until the center jiggles slightly. Remove from oven and sprinkle brown sugar over the top. Spread with the back of a spoon into a thin layer. Bake 2 or 3 minutes more until the sugar melts. Then broil 3 " from heat until the sugar bubbles and browns. Serves 6 to 8. If you like milk on your can use cream or whole milk on this recipe when you serve it, too.

     Timothy James Garland was born September 15, 2003 at EMMC in Bangor to Renee and Crowell Garland III of Milo. Timothy joins siblings Caitlyn and Crowell IV (Chip). Timmy weighed 7# 3 oz.. and was 20 " long. Timothy is the great-nephew of Isabellle and Doug Warren of Milo.

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     MILO - Marine Corps Pvt. Domenico Maioriello, son ofCheryl A. Howell of Milo and Paul F. Maioriello of Old Bridge, N. J., and Marine Corps Pvt. Steven P. Lamarre, stepson of Robert E. Dugans and son of Billie J. Lamarre of Brownville, recently completed 12 weeks of basic training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S. C designed to challenge new Marine recruits both physically and mentally.
     Maioriello and Lamarre began their training at 5 a. m., by running three miles and performing calisthenics. In addition to the physical conditioning program, they spent numerous hours in classroom and field assignments which included learning first aid, uniform regulations, combat water survival, marksmanship, hand-to-hand combat and assorted weapons training. They performed close order drill and operated as a small infantry unit during field training.
     Recruits also received instruction on the Marine Corps' core values—honor, courage and commitment, and what the words mean in guiding personal and professional conduct.
     They ended the training phase with The Crucible, a 54-hour, team evolution culminating in an emotional ceremony in which recruits are presented the Marine Corps Emblem, and addressed as "Marines" for the first time in their careers.
     Maioriello and Lamarre are 2003 graduates of Penquis Valley High School

     Darrell Spear has generously donated $150.00 to the Gazebo Project in honor of his late wife Nina, father Newbert, and Brother Dale. Thank you.
     Joan H. Bither died of cancer Thursday, October 16, 2003, at the Hibbard Nursing Home in Dover-Foxcroft, Maine. She died peacefully with her husband and two of her three children at her side. She was born April 26, 1928 in Brockton, Ma, the daughter of Willis Harvey and Minnie (Engle) Harvey.
     She attended elementary schools in Brockton, Ma. and secondary school at Northfield School for Girls in Northfield, Ma. She graduated with several honors from the University of Maine at Orono, Me.
     Joan is survived by her husband of 55 years, Roy A. Bither of Milo; her brother Robert Harvey of Mt. Joy, Pa.; a daughter Susan B. Johnston of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; a son Col. Mark H. Bither of West Point, N.Y.; a son David S. Bither of Santa Rosa, Ca.; granddaughters Sarah and Corey; grandsons Patrick and Mathew; and surrogate grandchildren David, Nicole, and Christine Jaubowski.
     Joan was active in many social, civic, and business affairs during her lifetime in Maine and Massachusetts. Joan favored a simple cremation. There will be no calling hours. There are tentative plans for a memorial service in Vinalhaven, Maine for family and friends at a time to be announced in late spring or early summer.

     BRADFORD - Dorothy E. Southard, 79, wife of the late Vernal Southard, died peacefully Oct. 18, 2003, at St. Joseph Hospital. She was born March 3, 1914, in Milo. She will be sadly missed by her family and friends. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 41 and Eastern Star of 50 years. She is survived by her son, Wallace Blowers and wife, Adelaide, of LaGrange; two daughters, Virginia Pearce and husband, Carl, and Arlene Shields, both of Corinth; a sister, Jane Osgood of Milo; and two brothers, Leroice Oakes of Bradford and Chesley Oakes of Bangor. She has 12 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; 11 great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She
was predeceased by two brothers, Lawrence Brown and Norris Oakes; and a sister, Mavis Brown. In lieu of flowers, donations can be given to Bradford Baptist Church, Building Fund, Bradford, ME 04401.

     DEXTER - Linwood A. Mann, 77, went to be with the Lord Oct. 17, 2003. He was born Feb. 5, 1926, at Dexter, a son of Gilbert and Florence (Badger) Mann. He worked for several area mills, retiring from Fay Scott Machine Manufacturing in Dexter. He was a member of the Dexter Pentecostal Church. Linwood was predeceased by his first wife, Jeanette (Peirce) Mann; an infant daughter, Rebecca Mann, in 1963; and his wife, Carla (Perkins) Mann, in 1994. He is survived by three sons, Isaac and wife, Angela Mann, of Corinth, Linwood Mann Jr. of Enfield, and Lawton Mann of Bangor; three daughters, Lydia and husband, Les Collier, of Virginia, Leah Watson of Dexter, and Jessica Falvey of Bangor; two brothers, Roland and wife, Jackie Mann, of Milo, Gilbert and wife, Madeline Mann, of Kingman; a sister, Mae and husband, Dwayne Giles, of Garland; nine grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Burial will be in the Dodlin Cemetery, Enfield.

From Grammie McCleary’s weather book.
28th-Sunny quite cool-42° at 4:40 pm.
29th-Hard frost sunny & cool-26° at 6:30 am and 44° at 5:30 pm.
30th-Hard frost sunny & cool-26° at 6:50 am and 44° at 5 pm.
31st-Hard frost sunny & cool-22° at 6 am and 38° at 4 pm.
1st-Frost Cloudy-32° at 7 am and 46° at 4:30 pm.
2nd-Cloudy-46° at 7 am and 50° at 4:30 pm.
3rd-Rain-60° at 6:25 am and 54° at 5:30 pm.



     The Three Rivers Kiwanis Club meets at The 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 Nancy Grant or any other Kiwanian for an application. We are involved in many worthwhile local projects and would be very pleased to have you participate in them.

     President Joe Zamboni welcomed twenty-two members and Key Club guests Dillon Conley, Krystle Parkman, Dani Graves, and Kate Hamlin     Our sincere condolences to Roy Bither and his family on the loss of their beloved wife and mother Joan. She passed peacefully on October 16, 2003 with her husband and family at her side.
     Roy Bither led the Pledge of Allegiance; Herb Dunham offered a prayer of guidance and condolence and Val Robertson read an inspirational reading about ‘Time Out’. A man noticed his elderly neighbor lying in the grass and went to investigate out of concern. His neighbor said he became tired and decided to take a nap on the ground. The man reclined with him and they took the time to really look at the sky and appreciate what nature was offering.

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     Correspondence from Kiwanis International about the fall training in New Hampshire was read.
     Birthday wishes go out to Sylvia Black on the 24th and to Edie Miles on the 26th!
     Seventy-eight happy and sad dollars were donated to the Administrative Fund today for can and bottle returns, the Yankees, Max doubling in size, Yankee stadium, the Maine Black Bears, and especially for 55 happy years together.
     Heidi Finson reported that there would be a Reading is Fundamental book distribution next Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday.
     Val Robertson announced that the Three Rivers News is holding steady at 335 to 340 issues sold per week.
     Val also informed us that the Kiwanis Kid’s Korner, held at the Milo Free Public Library, Halloween party will be next Wednesday instead of this week.
     Joe Zamboni said he was pleased that the Gazebo project is going well.
     Ethelyn Treworgy told us that the drawing for the quilt will be held at the Coffeehouse this Saturday evening. Please have your tickets and/or money turned in before the Coffeehouse begins. Help is needed Saturday morning to set up for the Coffeehouse. Don’t forget to bring your dessert!
     The Veteran’s Day dinner is planned for noon on Tuesday, November 11, 2003 at the Milo Town Hall. Val is planning to start preparations Monday afternoon.
     Jeff Gahagan will be sending the member dues to Kiwanis International this month. Please turn in your dues to either Jeff or Nancy if you haven’t already done so.
     If you are interested in becoming the interclub chairperson for the new year, please let Joe know. The duties include setting up interclubs to visit the Kiwanis Club meetings in our area, Dover-Foxcroft, Greenville, Guilford, Dexter, and Orono/Old Town.
     A few of the committees will be reorganized and combined. Additional information coming soon.
     Cheryl Hamlin handed out informational packets for the upcoming fruit sale event. The sales start November 1. This is a preorder and prepay fundraiser.
     Roy Bither has again offered his Maine Black Bear hockey tickets to be auctioned at the October 29 meeting. The games are scheduled for October 30 and November 1. Roy couldn’t attend the last event but will be accompanying the winners of the next auction. His presence assures entrance to the Center Ice Buffet! The proceeds will benefit the Gazebo fund. Thank you, Roy; your generosity is truly appreciated.
     Because October 29 represents a fifth Wednesday, our regular meeting will be held at The Restaurant at 6 pm. Joe said he has something in mind for a presentation but didn’t elaborate. It could relate to Halloween or his profession or a combination of the two!
     Joe introduced our speaker today, Theresa Boettner, a valuable member of the Pine Tree Hospice organization. This institute is a member agency of United Way of Eastern Maine and one of twenty-six hospice programs in the state. They have been helping terminally ill people and their families for eighteen years. It is a family-centered effort that provides support and care for the entire family during the process of dying and bereavement. Out of a total of eighty-eight current volunteers, six or seven have been with the program since the beginning. Twenty-four hours of training is provided before working with patients.
     Ms. Boettner told us that many families need advocates to coordinate the help needed at this most difficult time. Pine Tree Hospice offers respite care, psychosocial support, spiritual support, patient and family advocacy, companionship, bereavement support, and meal preparations. Part of the bereavement service is an adult support group that includes a 10-week service for grieving parents. Referrals come from doctors, hospitals, home care agencies, and families. Support is provided for a year after a loss.
     They also provide a children’s bereavement camp for young people, 10 to 15 years old, who have suffered the loss of a loved one. The children are paired with a ‘Big Buddy’. A big buddy is someone over the age of 18 and has also lost someone they love. This may be the first time these young people have been around others of their age who have lost their own loved one. Activities are planned during the day that might include the talents of Martin Swinger, singer/song writer, campfires at night or painting activities with Fran Clukey, an art therapist. Ms. Boettner told us that the children use black paint a lot. A Sunday morning service includes lighting candles and sending balloons up into the sky.
     Pine Tree Hospice does not charge for its services. Funds are provided by membership support, community organizations, memorials, donations and corporate gifts. Volunteers donate their time.
More information can be obtained by writing to this organization at: 895 West Main Street, Dover-Foxcroft, ME 04462 or calling (207) 564-4346 – 695-5283.
     Thank you for helping people and their families face the final days with dignity and compassion. It takes very special people to help others deal with the loss of loved ones.

     The Three Rivers Kiwanis will be selling boxes of fresh fruit from November 1 – 15. The delivery date for the fruit will be December 11, at the Milo Elementary School. Any Kiwanian can take your order.....or you can call 943-5554.
     These boxes of fruit make excellent Christmas gifts. There are various choices in boxes of fruit and combination boxes of fruit available, for instance: Navel Oranges, Juice Oranges, Tangerines, Red Grapefruit, Tangelos, Navel and Grapefruit mix, a Citrus Variety Pack and the Holiday Trio box, which has apples, navel oranges and red grapefruit.
     There is a choice of big boxes or small boxes. The prices vary from $14.00 for a small box of juice oranges, or a small box of red grapefruit, to $19.00 for large boxes of most of the fruit, to $20.00 for the Citrus Variety Pack and the Holiday Trio.
     If you live outside of Milo and would like to have your fruit delivered to someone who lives in Milo.....just call 943-5554 and an arrangement can be made. What a wonderful way to send this delicious and nutritious gift to a loved one.
     If you are homebound, please call 943-5554 to arrange for your fruit to be delivered to you.
     The list of good things that the Three Rivers Kiwanis provides to this community is lengthy, and includes this newspaper! Please help us continue these wonderful community based projects with your support of our Fruit Sale. Thank You!!

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