Three Rivers News, 2003-11-18
Thanks to the Key Club for their incredible help at the Veterans’ dinner !!! Val

DIRECTED BY: Stephanie Gillis
     Students in grades 4-6 will present “Tom Sawyer”, a musical, on Friday, November 21, at 7:00 P.M., at the Milo Town Hall Performing Arts Center. Ticket prices are $3.00 for adults and $2.00 for students and senior citizens. Children 5 and under can attend for free.
     The cast includes: Brianne Andrews, Miranda Andrick, Emily Armour, Devon Armstrong, Skylar Beard, Lauryn Bellatty, Joshua Bessey, Jada Cail, Becky Carpenter, Camille Cramer, Erin Davis, Shane Emery, Caitlin Garland, RaeJean Herbest, Jon Harmon, Dakota Howe, Tony Jay, Brittany Lalime, Samantha Miller, Anthony Murano, Steven Natalino, Kendra Newman, Amanda Peterson, Ashley Renner, Wesley Rouse, Jessica Slaughter, Klay Stevens, Allison Valvo, Danielle Word, and Alex Zelkin. Director Stephanie Gillis(943-2122) would like to thank the Three Rivers Kiwanis Club for their support.

Editors note: It is the Kiwanis who would like to thank you, Stephanie. Your dedication to kids and to seeing that they receive fine arts education is a treasure of our area. Bravo!!

     Pfc. Kristin S. Lee from Milo, Maine is a member of the 1136th Motor Transportation Co. based in Bangor. She graduated Basic Training on Sept. 11th 2003. She is not in Kuwait; she is stationed in Bangor, Maine. My apologies to anyone I may have upset with my incorrectly reporting last week that she was in Kuwait.

     The Brownville Jct. American Legion Auxiliary will host a Christmas Craft Fair at the Legion Hall, Saturday, Dec 6, 2003 from 9:00 - 1:00.
     Santa will arrive to have pictures taken with the children from 11:00-1:00.
     Lunch will be served from 11:00 to 1:00.

     The Penquis Valley High School Key Club is going to be working with Channel 2's annual Coats for Kids Project. This program is going on from now until January. Donation boxes will be set up at the Milo Farmer's Union, Rite Aid, at the high school, and at Maine Savings Credit Union where you can drop off any coats that you don't need. Coats will be accepted for all age groups from infants to adults.
     On December 6 some of the Key Cubbers will be going to the Coats for Kids Day in Bangor to drop off all of the coats that they have gathered as of that day.

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The Three Rivers Kiwanis Club of Milo & Brownville will be serving as a clearinghouse for Santa's Helpers again this year.
Donations may be made at:
Maine Savings Federal Credit Union,
Park St., Milo ME 04463
     Requests for Children only will come to us from the Milo & Brownville Town Offices, the Milo & Brownville Elementary Schools & Head Start.
     The last date that names will be accepted is November 28th. Distribution will be from the Milo Town Hall by appointment only on December 12th.
     In an effort to minimize duplication, we ask that other organizations inform the Kiwanis if they have adopted a child or family for Secret Santa. Please contact Murrel Harris at 943-7326.
     Please remember that Christmas is a good time to get involved with caring for the needs of others, especially children.

     An Advent Day of Recollection hosted by the Stewardship Committee of St. Francis Xavier/St. Paul and St. Thomas Aquinas/Holy Family will be held December 6, 2003 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM at St. Thomas Aquinas in Dover-Foxcroft. Three talks will be presented: And She Conceived by the Holy Spirit, Be It Done Unto to Me According to Thy Word, and The Word was Made Flesh and Dwelt Among Us. Come join the praise and worship music and contemplate the true meaning of Christmas. Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament will be held 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM during which the Sacrament of Penance will available. Brown Bag lunch. Desserts and drinks are provided. All are welcome.

15th Annual Christmas Craft Fair
Sponsored by Three Rivers Ambulance Service
Has been rescheduled from November 30, 2003
To Saturday, December 6, 2003
From 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Raggedy Ann and Andy Dolls, Ships in a Bottle,
Quilt, Blankets, Wood Products, Ornaments,
Blood Pressure Checkpoint, 50/50 raffle,
Candy Canes for kids, much more
If interested in a space call 943-2950
Please join us for the
Third Annual Community Christmas Tree Lighting
Sunday, November 30, 2003, at 5:00 PM.
At the Milo Farmer’s Union Green.
Cookies and Hot Cocoa will be served.
The PVHS Brass Quarter will play Christmas music.
Sponsored by the PVHS Key Club

Santa arrives at the Milo Town Hall, by Fire Truck on Saturday, December 13th from 10:00AM to 12:00 noon and will be at the Milo Town Hall
again on December 20th from 10:00AM TO 12:00PM. Santa is sponsored by the Milo Three Rivers Kiwanis.

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Brownville Trivia
Choose the best answer.
1. The floods of (a) 1923 (b) 1936 (c) 1966 (d) 1987 seriously threatened the Lewis Mill office workers.
2. Brownville is short in the (a) east (b) south (c) north (d) west.
3. Jitneys ran to (a) Milo (b) Lake View (c) Sebec (d) Katahdin Iron Works.
4. (a) Milton Smith (b) Charlie Foulkes (c) Paul Arbo (d) Will Roberts was John Lewis's right hand man.
5. Brownville High School students began attending BJHS in (a) 1935 (b) 1943 (c) 1945 (d) 1951.
6. (a) Dennis Larson (b) Tim Buchanan (c) Scott Kirby (d) Alan Kirby was the best leaper on the state championship basketball team in 1967.
7. Sonny Cobb played (a) point guard (b) right wing c) left wing (d) high post.
8. Malcolm (a) C (b) V (c) W (d) R Buchanan.
9. Greta (a) A (b) M (c) P (d) W Connors
10. Carroll (a) L (b) M (c) P (d) W Conley.

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

     As a veteran, I was greatly moved by the altruistic gesture exemplified by the work of the Kiwanis Club and the Key Club: the third annual Veterans Dinner at the Town Hall.
     From the emcee work of Murrel Harris and the prayer of Reuben Lancaster, the affair was well orchestrated by the two groups and appreciated by all. The food was well prepared, delicious, and copious. The service was excellent. I could hardly hold back my tears witnessing the respect the Key Clubbers showed us.
God bless you all.
Bill Sawtell

     P.E.T.S., a local, non-profit, all volunteer, spay/neuter organization wants to remind area residents to have their pets spayed or neutered. Spaying and neutering greatly reduces reproductive diseases in both cats and dogs, can reduce or eliminate spraying and injuries due to fighting in male cats, and reduce or eliminate the dog or cat’s desire to roam. Having your pet spayed or neutered will help to reduce the tragic overpopulation, abandonment and euthansia of cats and dogs in our area. P.E.T.S. has a reduced cost spay/neuter program for those individuals that qualify. Call Julie Gallagher at 943-5083 for more information or brochure or write to P.E.T.S., PO Box 912, Guilford, ME 04443

     The UMW met Thursday, Nov.13, with a good turnout. Theresa presented a program showing where our mission funds are used. They are sent all over the world to help women become more self-sufficient. It is truly amazing how much can be done with our pennies and nickels when they are combined with the pennies of other women around the world. It doesn't sound like much when we are told save your pennies for mission
but when you take millions of women saving pennies they do combine to make a goodly sum. This is one example of what you can do to help make the world a better place.
     An update on the fair. Our Annual Christmas Fair will be held on Saturday, December 6th, from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM. We will have crafts, ornaments, cards, cutlery, food, candy and cookies. A beef stew luncheon will be served from 11:00 Am to 1:00 PM. Cost for luncheon is $5.00 for Adults and $2.00 for children. Please note time as I believe in my original message I said 10-2 instead of 9-1.

Dear Three Rivers News:
     "THE RESTAURANT" is the perfect place to host your Christmas get together. We can tailor your party to meet your individual needs. We are offering customized buffets that range from $11.00 - $20.00 per person.
     Our personalized service is sure to please. We also will prepare a special menu with choices ranging from Baked stuffed haddock to Prime Rib, these are also priced according to your needs.
     At 'The Restaurant' we can accommodate up to 35 people in our private back dining room or if you are looking for a large gathering, we can seat up to 80 in the entire restaurant. We would love the opportunity to help you plan your special party. Please feel free to contact us via email or phone to find a time that would fit your busy schedule.
     We look forward to hearing from you!

     The Towns of Brownville and Milo will be applying to the Maine Department of Environmental Protection for Grant funds to replace failed or failing septic systems. Property owners who suspect that their septic systems may be failing are urged to contact their individual Town Offices, by December 8th, 2003, so that they may be included in Grant opportunities.
     To report a possible problem, or to request further information, please call the Brownville Town Office at 965-2561, or the Milo Town Office at 943-2202.

News from Milo Elementary PTO
     The Milo Elementary PTO will be sponsoring Santa's Secret Shop once again this year on Friday evening, December 5th at the school. This is NOT A FUNDRAISER, but an opportunity for children to come and complete their holiday shopping for their family members. Gifts will be available for purchase beginning at prices ranging from $.25 up to a few dollars. We will have some shopping helpers for them, and their selections will be gift wrapped by volunteers right then as well.
     This is a popular, fun-filled, stress free shopping experience for the kids and adults alike. The PTO will have refreshments for sale and hope that perhaps Santa will be able to pay us a visit.
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     The PTO does need donations of wrapping paper, ribbon, bows, and tape to help out with this project. Donations may be dropped off at the school office anytime between now and December 5th. Thank you very much.

From the classroom of:
Mrs. Barden - Our Terrific Kid is definitely terrific this week. He has a kind heart and always tries his best. He works hard to be a peacemaker and reminds the class to use I Care rules. He has the nicest smile and has 3 brothers. Did you guess that our Terrific Kid is a Tarnoczy kid? Yes, it is CLAYTON TARNOCZY, the third one in the line.
Mrs. Mills - Our Terrific Kid is a young lady who has worked hard to improve her behavior. She is working hard on her cursive writing. She loves to write stories about her cousin and his dirtbike. Our classroom is full of fun whenever Kendra is around. Congratulation, KENDRA HERBEST!!
Mrs. Dunham - Our TK is a sweet, shy girl. She works hard each day to complete daily assignments. She always has a smile on her face. Kind and helpful are two adjectives that really describe this young lady. Our TK is also our birthday girl - GEORGIA GAUDREAU !
His favorite meal is macaroni,
When doing his homework he drinks a Sobe,
He's been learning about houses made of adobe,
Our Terrific Kid is JIMMY ROBY!
Mrs. Dell'olio - Our Terrific Kid is helpful, good to everyone, and always has a smile on her face. Her favorite subject is math. She likes making hair-wraps and playing with her kitten, Blister. Congratulations BROOKE BOWDEN!
Mrs. Hayes - No dark or dreary or rainy days will keep our spirits down in this first grade room. We receive many gifts from our Terrific Kid and with this first grade friend by our side comes laughter, love, joy, kindness, good manners and encouragement! Are you hunting for a real "dear" during this hunting season? You'll find a prize buck in PAUL BADGER. We are happy to have this new student in our classroom. Congratulations Paul.
Mrs. Tardiff and Mrs. Hussey - PAULINE KNOX- This little girl has worked very hard to follow the "I Care " rules. She tries hard in class and is improving her reading skills. We love having Pauline in our class. KENNETH TARNOCZY- We have a boy in our class who is very quiet. He is a great friend and classmate. His smile can light up the room and often does. We love Kenny in our class.
Mrs. Walker and Mrs. Carey - We honor 2 Terrific Kids today. One is a dear little boy with one terrific smile. He knows his letters and he really enjoys all the computer activities especially The Playroom. He has made many new friends and is learning the rules at his new school. We welcome JARRAME ROLLERSON. Congratulations ! Terrific Kid #2 is a sweet, dear little girl. She is a Cracker Jack at counting and guessing when we do the rhyming bag each day. She is polite, kind, and always pleasant during snack time. She has taught us a poem from her old school how to get ready for the HALL!!!!! Congratulations ANDREA BADGER !
Mrs. Whitney - Whitney's Terrific Kid is very, very patriotic indeed! He has the American spirit and shows it every day. He has tireless desire to be a Marine. His name is well known to our returning troops, RICKY BRADEEN!

     The 7th Annual Turkey Supper at the Marion C. Cook School in Lagrange was surely put to the test with no school on Friday due to water trouble, then a 2 hour power outage on Saturday afternoon .... it seemed like the odds were stacked against us....but we were too far into the whole thing to turn back.....and as luck would have it, the power was resumed at about 3:00 p.m., just in time to make the gravy.
     With more than 50 take-outs packed up and a record number of people seated for supper, not to mention a banner year for the raffle.....(after all the expenses were taken out)....the PTO raked in a whopping total of $1,513.00 in profit. Not too shabby for a small school with an enrollment of less than 50 students. It goes without saying that it wouldn't have been possible without the hard work of a few chosen people....and the donations and help of many others . Thanks a bunch to all who participated.
     The winner of the adirondack chair was Judy Somers from LaGrange. Second place winner of the beautiful snowman painting was Jim (something) from Brewer and third place winner of the beautiful plant pot was Mr. Ricci from LaGrange.


     The Brownville Elementary School held a very special assembly on Monday morning, November 10th, in honor of Veteran's Day. Local American Legion members attended, as well as parents and grandparents. The children sang patriotic songs and read inspirational pieces that they had written themselves. There was also a display of WWII memorabilia that was donated by the family of Ida Weston. In Ida's box of collected clippings we found a wealth of information that she had snipped from the pages of the newspaper over the years of the war.
     The staff considered themselves very fortunate to be able to read all of these clippings and step back in time, so to speak, to see what it was like in the days of that war. We would like to thank her family who thought to share this little time capsule with us.

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     Mrs. Teresa West of the Brownville staff coordinated the assembly and, once again, coordinated the Wall of Honor. Students and staff brought in pictures of their parents, spouses, aunts, uncles, grandparents, and great-grandparents who are veterans. This display has been the main focus of decoration for the past couple of weeks at Brownville Elementary. The display grew daily as pictures of our veteran relatives were brought in and proudly displayed on the table banked in red, white and blue.
     The staff and students of Brownville Elementary are proud to be Americans. We understand the price of freedom. We salute the fine men and women who have come before us, and who live amongst us, that have served so that we may experience this freedom.
     A few of Brownville's First Graders who performed at the special Veteran's Day Assembly on Monday November 10th are: Keith Grant, Amber Willinski, Jacki Riethmuller, Harley Gilman, Bailee Burton, and Ryanne Young. They were singing a rousing rendition of “You're A Grand Old Flag ‘.

     Every five years we destroy the files on that graduating class. Permanent records are kept indefinitely at the superintendent's office. If you graduated in 1998 and would like the file that we have on you, please contact the guidance office at Penquis Valley before December 31, 2003. Phone 943-7346 ext. 204, email

A Historical Review - Part 3
Myron Smart has Built Many Canoes
Observer, Jerry Stelmok - 11/5/1980
(Submitted by C.K. Ellison, 2003)
     Later in the spring or in the fall, Myron would take parties into Baker Lake, and down the St. John River, or into Chamberlain Lake and the Allagash region beyond.
     It was Myron's practice to make camp about three o'clock in the afternoon, put up tents, cooking tarp, gather fir tips for the sport's bed, and cook an elaborate supper while the sport had a chance to fish or just plain relax. This didn't set too well with one sport, who thought they should travel longer, and said so. The next day Myron paddled his sport across Chanberlain Lake, up Allagash Stream, and was entering Allagash Lake as it started to get dark. Myron kept right on pushing, however, until well after dark; then simply went ashore broke out some cold rations, and turned the canoe over for the man's shelter. When the sport wanted to know what this was all about, Myron snickers, "I told him, 'a man wants to travel, this is a traveling camp' "The sport had a few suggestions for the rest of the trip", Myron notes.

     Myron quit guiding in 1941. By then the pay was still only $18.00 a day for the guide and canoe, and there was little security from month to month.
     He became a game warden, and ran the state boat on Moosehead for a couple of years. When six German POW's escaped from the military prison camp in Princeton, Smart and district supervisor tracked them for two days, and finally caught them when they lit a fire to dry their clothes. They had swam across two large lakes at night, using logs for floatation. They surrendered offering little resistance, and were just 17 or 18 years old.
     Myron became a game manager for the state, specializing in deer and beaver. He became a recognized authority on beaver, especially, and used to live trap and transport beaver to new locations. At that time the state was building new marshes to encourage waterfowl breedings. Myron and his assistant found they could get the beavers to do the same work by transporting them to the right areas and managing their dam building activities. In this way he built 66 new waterfowl marshes for a fraction of the money it would have cost the state crews to build them.
(Continued next week)

Milo Free Public Library News
     Well, this week I am back in the library again keeping regular hours. On Wednesday November 12th the eye doctor gave me a clean bill of health as far as my cataract surgery was concerned. No more restrictions which is a great feeling because it is so easy to forget not to bend over too far or not to lift something too heavy, etc. Now I am able to do everything I want at the library again without having to think about it.
     Wednesday, as per schedule, the Kiwanis Kids arrived. There were 29 children, 5 adults and one patient mother. Frank Cochrane and Donald Harris, the latter wearing his Dr. Seuss hat, walked the children down from the library. It was good for them to get some exercise after school as the past two weeks, they have had to ride down in a bus. Val read James Marshall’s Miss Nelson is Missing as the children snacked on animal crackers, pretzels and cheese crackers. For those who don’t know the book, it is a humorous story about a pleasant teacher, whose class acts out badly. Poor Miss Nelson at her wit’s end, becomes ill and a very grumpy substitute takes over. The children realize they had a nice teacher before and wish Miss Nelson would hurry back. After a few days she does return to a roomful of good boys and girls. The humorous surprise ending reveals that the grumpy substitute was a disguised Miss Nelson.
     Cheryl Hamlin and Dottie Brown helped to set up the craft for the day. Val had brought in long plastic boxes for the children to decorate with all the leftover accessories from previous crafts. The children worked hard on this unstructured project—even to pasting on some of their animal crackers! Such creativity. These boxes will be used to bring home other projects later. Dottie Brown had had carpel tunnel surgery the Tuesday before but she felt she was needed at the Kiwanis Kids Korner and so helped out as usual. Dottie, you are a trooper!

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     Wednesday, November 26th, the day before Thanksgiving is a school holiday so there will be no Kiwanis Kids Korner on that day here at the library.

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

Please note—the Library will be closed on Friday, November 28th- the day after Thanksgiving. But we will be open on Saturday, November 29

Traditions of a Milo-ite
     Well, I've stepped out of the box. Right straight out of the box.....probably as far as I've stepped in many years. It wasn't a move that came lightly nor without soul searching. For several months now I have been following the ventures of a new franchise business called Curves. There have been several articles in periodicals, and clips on television that I've read and watched about this new company; and how it's a wonderful thing for women. Women of all ages...all physical capabilities and best of all for me...all sizes and shapes, are finding huge success there. I wondered early on if a franchise might not experience some success in Milo. The information that I researched and read, all pointed to the important fact that women are getting great results with Curves. Unfortunately, Milo isn't big enough to support a franchise.
     As luck would have it, Dover Foxcroft is big enough. Now, quite probably, Milo's demographics have been added to Dover Foxcroft's and between the two communities we are considered big enough for a Curves. That was sad news for Milo, but good news for anyone who doesn't mind a little ride three times a week. It's the first time in my life that I've ever been excited about exercising.
     But why step out of the box now? For some reason this morning when I was getting dressed, I stood in front of my mirror and my mother was standing there. My sad old arms have flesh that I now find is sagging a wee bit. My shoulders are looking a bit stooped to me. It's not that I think that I'll not grow's just that I'm not ready just yet to look that grandmotherly. I want to have firm arms again, not to mention a couple of other body parts that could sure use some heavy duty firming. I'm not crazy about being able to pick up skin that is loose on any part of my body.
     The loose skin, coupled with my unbelievable odds of eventually becoming a type 2 diabetic because of family history were all factors. I don't necessarily feel forced to do this....but compelled because I am a woman of reason and I like to think sound judgment. This option is open to me.....and I can certainly afford it. Who am I to look Dr. McDermott in the face and tell him that he doesn't know what's good for me. My doctor told me that I can make a huge difference in the style and length of my retirement, if I take the precautions necessary now to prevent just the diabetes alone.
     I adored my mother and I admired her and I hope that I can be half the grandmother that she was.....but my

mother never stepped out of the box. She never drove a car. Too risky. Believe it! She wouldn't have thought that she could have gone to an exercise storefront.....for one would she have gotten there. She never told a doctor the truth in her life. It went against her grain to admit that she was sick. "How are you Mrs. Horne?" "I'm wonderful!" she'd say. She was the "Queen of Denial." Like with many mothers of that eventually have to start attending their appointments with them because they do not tell the doctors the truth and they come home from appointments just as clueless as they were when they went....because admitting they are not well would be a sign of weakness.
     Well, Curves was wonderful! There were women there of every conceivable shape and size. I was the new kid on the block, but I'm proud to say I was a quick study and I was successful on all of the machines. They haven't promised me buns of steel, but if I can just slow down the sagging I'll be happy, happy, happy!
     I have a good friend who doesn't eat beef. I made up this recipe for a nice, totally vegetable soup to take to her recently when she was sick and needed some TLC. I wouldn't have guessed that my family would have liked it, but they did, and I'm going to make a pot of it for us this weekend.

Totally Vegetable Soup (except the chicken broth)
3 cans of chicken broth
2 potatoes, peeled and cubed up
1 lb. carrots, peeled and sliced up
1 large onion chopped
1 can red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
1 can string beans, undrained
1 can stewed tomatoes
fresh ground pepper - or a few shakes right out of your regular pepper shaker
pinch of nutmeg
fresh parsley-or a few shakes of dried parsley
fresh basil-or a few shakes of dried basil
     Open your cans of chicken broth and pour them into a Dutch oven. Add the raw fresh vegetables (potatoes, carrots, and onion). Cook over medium burner until the vegetables are tender (approximately 30 minutes) and then add the other cans of vegetables as directed and your spices. Let simmer about 20 minutes and enjoy. The nutmeg is the secret ingredient.
     You could add a can of Veg-All, or corn, or other colors of beans if you wish. A piece of turnip might be good in it....but you run the risk of it maybe being a little bitter. I've also thought that a wedge of chopped up cabbage would go good in this soup, too. Give this a creative.

     DOVER-FOXCROFT - Hazel L. Rollins, 83, wife of the late Gilbert M. Rollins, died Nov. 7, 2003, at her residence. She was born Oct. 1, 1920, the daughter of Alvin and Bertha (Agnue) Potter. Mrs. Rollins was predeceased by a son, Gerald V. Rollins. She is survived by her mother, Bertha Potter of Houlton; a daughter, Pam Stone and her husband, George, of Hudson; two brothers, Calvin Potter and his wife, Florence, of Wytopitlock, Leland Potter and his wife, Mavis, of Danforth; a sister, Elva Gray of Jay; her mother and father-in-law, Minnie and Clive Rollins of Lincoln; two grandchildren, Gerald Rollins Jr. and his wife, Brenda of Dover-Foxcroft, Heidi Slama and her husband, Robert, of Sebec; five very special great-grandchildren, Jared and

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Jennifer Rollins, Joshua, Anthony, and Morgan Slama; many nieces and nephews. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to the Gerald Rollins Scholarship Fund, care of Piscataquis County Sheriff, 52 Court Street, Dover-Foxcroft 04426.

     CARIBOU - Frank James Ryan, 87, died unexpectedly, Nov. 10, 2003, at his Caribou residence. He was born at Milo, Jan. 17, 1916, the son of Henry and Ruth (Bubar) Bowdoin. Frank started work as a young man to help his family. He remained a hard worker all his life. He was employed at Birdseye Division of General Foods for 24 years as a boiler operator. Frank was a wonderful, loving husband, father and grandfather to his family. He will be missed by all who knew him. He was a member of the Caribou United Baptist Church where he also drove the Sunday School bus for many years, which he took a lot of pride in doing. He is survived by one daughter, Carolyn Cossiboom of Caribou; one brother, Leon Bowdoin of Milford; one granddaughter, Kimberly Michaud. Frank was predeceased by his wife, Ruby Ryan, on Nov. 29, 2002; two brothers, Ralph and Clyde; and a sister, Rosabelle. Interment will take place in the Woodland Cemetery.

From Grammie McCleary’s weather book.
18th-Cloudy-31° at 7:10 am and 38° at 9 pm.
19th-H Frost Sunny windy-20° at 7 am and 25° at 10 pm.
20th-H Frost Cloudy snow pm snow plows out-20° at 6:45 am and 32° at 9 pm.
21st-Snow windy hail awhile AM Snow windy pm-30° at 7:20 am and 26° at 9:30 pm.
22nd-Sunny windy-24° at 7:20 am and 14° at 9:30 pm.
23rd-Sunny-30° at 7:20 am and 15° at 9:30 pm.
24th-Cloudy L rain-24° at 7 am and 32° at 9 pm.

By Victoria Eastman
     Two brother kitties, approximately six months old, have been waiting for a loving home since September. They are almost identical, buff and white color with gold eyes. These adorable sweeties have been neutered and had their shots. A home with loving adults would be purr-fect for these guys.
     Please call 943-5083.
     Did you know those old fur coats you have could be used for more than making teddy bears? They could be used for bedding and nesting materials for the new animal shelter.
     You can call 943-5083 if you have anything to donate to the shelter.


     That darling fellow is Bandit. He has been living with us for over a month and he is a true sweetheart. He is wonderful with other animals (well, except for that whole chicken/duck-chasing thing!), LOVES people and has been neutered. He is quite a bargain, as he is free to a responsible loving home. Give me a call at 943-2324 if you are looking for a young dog to become a faithful family friend. He seems to be a husky/pit bull mix…but as my Grandmother said,” I can’t believe he is one of those pit-dogs…he is so nice!”
     Also ready for adoption are two very friendly young cats. They are both spayed and have had their shots. “Sherbet” is a light-colored calico, and you may remember her story from a previous column. She is the mother of the “woodshed” kittens from the Sleeper Road. She is so wonderful and affectionate.
     “Sabrina” is pure black and looks so sweet in her red color. She is very friendly and loves other animals. She was rescued from a trailer park and has never looked back.
     Both cats are free to a good home. Each would per great for an older person who needs someone to love and to be loved in return.
     The wind is just a howling outside, yet the bright warm sun is keeping the outdoor animals very content. I worry so about the goats, Ozzie and Jack, getting cold, but they are pretty hardy. Their shiny black coats have gotten quite thick, and they have a formidable layer of fat to insulate them.

By Nancy Grant
Freshman Year
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     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 nineteen members and guest Jean Larrabee.
     Eben DeWitt led the Pledge of Allegiance and Herb Dunham wished a speedy recovery for Judith Stevens.
     Ed Treworgy read an inspirational message that swallowing angry words is much better than having to eat them! Communication is the key.
     A thank you note from little Jillian Lumbra was read. She enjoyed her books.
     Eleven happy and sad dollars were donated for the Veterans Dinner, Key Club workers, Eben looking spiffy, and Dad’s (John Willinski) birthday.
     Trish Hayes reported on the Key Club activities: eighteen members putting in more than 50 community hours at the Veterans Dinner, Yea! six members soon going to the Manna Soup Kitchen, passing out fruit sale flyers, the Christmas tree lighting the end of this month, a blood drive on December 17, and holding a board meeting on November 13. Trish asked Kiwanis members to help out with the food sales at the basketball games this fall and winter.
     Val Robertson said that the Three Rivers News and the Kiwanis Kid’s Korner are doing just fine.
     Cheryl Hamlin told us that the deadline for ordering fruit would be extended to November 19. The orders and money are to be turned in to her by Wednesday.
     We would like to thank Mr. & Mrs. Smart for the donation at the Veterans Dinner on Tuesday.
     Murrel Harris informed us that five families that include a dozen children are already signed up for the Secret Santa program.
     Joe Zamboni mentioned that the Trooper’s Association is considering a donation to the Gazebo Fund.
     JSI is very interested in co-sponsoring a golf tournament next fall. Steve Hamlin and Frank Cochrane volunteered to coordinate efforts with Rick Gerrish and JSI.

     We will have a business meeting next week.
     Lorraine Schinck introduced our speaker today. Jean Larrabee is a massage therapist with a practice in Dover-Foxcroft. She is nationally certified in full time massage therapy and works with people from 10 to 84 years young.
     People may think that this practice is fairly new but Jean told us it is the oldest method of therapy. Mention of this therapy has been found in 4000 year old Chinese books! There are 150 different modalities of massage. Jean works with many of them but does much with the Swedish style. This works the soft tissues and strengthens and lengthens muscles, aids the circulation, reduces stress, and calms the nervous system. Just having Jean in the same room had a calming effect on us! She told us that one out of three adults have had a massage. It may have surprised some of us to learn that Piscataquis County has the highest rate of chronic disease.
     The Johnson & Johnson Company has a Touch Research Institute in Miami, Florida. Massage is used instead of medications to help people who have suffered strokes, cancer, multiple sclerosis, and fibromyalgia.
     Some health care insurance companies such as Anthem and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, do cover massage therapy. Auto insurance companies have started covering massage for people injured in accidents. They and Worker’s Compensation refer people to therapists as massage speeds up the healing process.
     Jean told us she has a business degree from Husson College and worked in Bangor for 10 years but became tired of the traveling. She decided to change careers and feels privileged to have chosen this profession. She has had two years of specialized training and 15 months of hands on training. Jean informed us that Maine has many schools and has the highest standards. The State requires 400 hours of academics and 100 hours of hands on training.
     Jean is also a certified personal trainer but has had to put that on hold because of her full practice.
     Thank you so much for the stress relieving presentation.
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