Three Rivers News, 2004-01-20

     A scholarship fund has been set up at Penquis Valley High School, in memory of Ashley Sheldon. Ashley was killed in an automobile accident on January 6, 2004.
     If you would make a donation to honor Ashley’s memory and to help a student further their education, you can send it to :

     P.V.H.S. SAD# 41
     37 West Main St.
     Milo, Maine 04463
     ATTN. Trish Hayes

Daughter Eileen, son-in-law John, and grandchildren Rita, Patricia, and Nancy.
We love you and miss you.

Mabel A. McCleary
April 2, 1901 - Jan. 26, 2003

We thought of you with love today,
but that is nothing new.
We thought about you yesterday
and days before that too.
We think of you in silence,
we often speak your name.
Now all we have are memories
and your picture in a frame.
Your memory is our keepsake
with which we'll never part.
God has you in His keeping,
We have you in our heart.

Sadly missed by
Elwood, Dot &
grandchildren, great-grandchildren
and great, great-grandchildren

Local Sawmill Installs Edger Optimizer
     O & R Lumbra, Inc. recently installed an edger optimizer at their sawmill located on the River Road in Milo. This was the largest capital investment project for the hardwood lumber manufacturer since a new sawmill was built in 1996.
     The edger optimizer is computer controlled and helps the operator make better sawing decisions. The computer scans the board, compares the lumber grades and prices then makes the sawing decision based on the highest valued lumber.
     Brian Hamlin and Rod Rublee headed up the project. Months of planning and equipment modifications preceded the weeklong optimizer installation. In advance of the project, many hours were spent reviewing prints and pictures by email and telephone. Larry Foss transported the optimizer equipment from Bethel, Vermont, encountering some very difficult driving

conditions. Many others were involved: A cleaning crew that readied the area for cutting and welding, several welders, 4 outside electricians, 5 technical support people from the equipment manufacturer, and the person standing the fire watch each night. The work involved long days, which meant starting as early as 5 am and staying as late as midnight.
     Local businesses assisted by providing meals and beds for some of the hardworking crew. The Down Home Bed and Breakfast was especially accommodating to the 5 technicians who worked all hours of the day and night.
     The success of the edger optimizer project was the result of many dedicated employees who worked during the July vacation shutdown, weekends, and many nights to make the final weeklong installation project possible.

     Trevor Lyford, along with a friend, are waiting for their class to be called at the snocross races over to Eaton Mt. on Sunday, Jan. 11th. There was only a small turnout...but Trevor raced 2 times and finished first each time....brining home the 1st place trophy.

To the editor:
Hi Val,
     Just saw your request for names of Soldiers.
     As you know, Brian - but funny or not so funny as your headline about Kristin had stated (Milo Women Goes to Kuwait) Well, she is going. So I guess we can retract the retraction.
     I'm making light of the situation as you can see. I just never would have guessed a year ago that both of my children would be off to war.
     She is reporting this weekend and we will have more information about what she will be doing. But as it stands now she will leave for training at Ft. Bliss, TX in about two weeks then join up with her unit at Camp Arijan Kuwait with Brian. Again they follow each others path.
     For your list;
Spc. Brian C. Lee - Stationed Camp Arijan - Kuwait
Pfc. Kristin S. Lee - Stationed Camp Arijan - Kuwait (To Be Confirmed)
Take Care Kathie Lee

Class of 1948 to Meet January 20th
     The Milo High School Class of 1948 will hold its next bi-monthly meeting on Tuesday, January 20th, at “The Restaurant” in Milo. We have reserved the back room from 9a.m. to 11a.m. Officers of the MHS Alumni Association have been invited to join us. All classmates are urged to attend.

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The Menu Val sent me was from April....



From the classroom of:
Mrs. Barden - Our Terrific Kid is a handsome brown haired boy. He is very exuberant about school. We love to hear him read. Miss Linda enjoys reading his journals. Mrs. Barden likes his bear hugs. We are excited to tell you that JOSEPH HIGGINS is a Terrific Kid and he is in OUR room!!!!
Mrs. Mills - Our Terrific Kid is a wonderful classroom helper. She is willing to help anyone with anything. It doesn't matter if it is a friend or a teacher. She has worked hard to improve her classroom behavior. Her handwriting is spectacular and her smile is electric. We are happy to have ALEXIS LARSON in our class.
Mrs. Dunham - Our Terrific Kid is ALWAYS smiling. He works hard to complete his work with us every day. He enjoys doing science and social studies projects. He remembers his schedule better that we do. He is kind to
all classmates. He is learning how to make good choices that keep him out of trouble. He is also our birthday boy. Congratulations to EDDIE LUFKIN.
Mrs. Gillis
This boy is like a taste of Heaven,
He's up and at 'em when the clock strikes seven,
In 2005 he'll turn eleven,
Our Terrific Kid is our friend Kevin.
Congratulations, KEVIN RICKER!!
Mrs. Dell'olio - Our Terrific Kid is a friend to everyone. He can run fast and enjoys the outdoors. He has a four wheeler and a black Labrador retriever
puppy. We are glad to have you in our class COLBY ROBINSON!!
Mrs. Hayes - If you roll the dice, you'll find out this prize is nice. He is our slice of terrific pie. He is the spice of life in our class. Mrs. Hudak says he's not walking on thin ice. The teachers never have to speak twice. We know our Terrific Kid is worth the price. Come on down JIMMY
COMEAU and be our Terrific Kid. You are special.
Mrs. Tardiff and Mrs. Hussey - TAYLOR RENNER-
This little girl, who has no curls ,but has hair aplenty,
is working hard and she's a card ,although she isn't twenty. We are so proud ,she's in our crowd , she adds a lot that's true. Without her here, we'd shed a tear and be very blue. KARYSA POLCHES-Smiling face , twinkling eyes, always ready for a surprise .
Friendship true,S he'd be blue .if music can't be heard.
She follows the rules and works hard. Of this you can be sure. Our kid this week , she likes to speak of pets and people galore.
Mrs. Walker and Mrs. Carey - Our first Terrific Kid is a little guy who is making great progress at getting all of his jobs done every day. He works hard - and keeps on working - just like the Energizer Bunny! He is friendly and funny, happy and healthy, kind and caring, and patient and polite. We love our days with ELI ROBINSON.
     Our second Terrific Kid certainly keeps us on our toes. He loves reading books to his friends and is a whiz on the computer Mario games. His smile warms us up on these cold cold days and he really makes life in the kindergarten rooms fun - and interesting! We love our days with JAROD
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Mrs. Whitney -Our Terrific Kid is a new student to our school this year. She seems to have gotten used to everyone and fits in well. She is an afternoon office helper and never forgets her job. Mrs. Whitney is very proud of her. Keep up the great work DANIELLE TAYLER!

Marion C. Cook School News
     Our January 16 Terrific Kids assembly began with the 4th and 5th graders presenting a stirring rendition of Dr. Martin Luther King's, "I Have a Dream" speech. They sang, "We Shall Overcome" in celebration of Dr. King's life and beliefs. The 4th and 5th graders also sang and danced to "The Great Defenders." The Early Childhood class sang, "Let Freedom Ring" to the tune of "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star."
     Miss K. and Kiwanian, Mrs. Zelkan welcomed our newest Terrific Kids to the stage.
     Ms. Ivy said that LOGAN STANLEY was terrific for doing his best every day. Mrs. Carter chose SABRINA FADILLHAH. Sabrina is a wonderful worker. She takes pride in her work and is very well behaved. MACKENZIE MOREL was Miss K's Terrific Kid. Mackenzie has been listening to directions and working on her organizational skills. We are very proud of all of our Terrific Kids.
     Kathy Foss awarded bus certificates to Sha-Lynn Trafton, Sabrina Fadillah and Travis Adams. Kathy thanks all the students for keeping their bus safe. Mrs. Carter's class enthusiastically recited the poem,
"I am Freezing" to
conclude our assembly.

School Children and the Flu
Dear Parents and Guardians;
     Newspaper and television coverage of the early onset of influenza, and the severity of the outbreak, has raised the level of awareness of all of us over this potential public health problem.
     As school nurses, we are asking for your help in the prevention of this contagious disease.
     When you question if your child is ill and could possibly have contracted a flu-like illness, please do not send him/her to school. Influenza is highly contagious, and the contagious period in children lasts up to 7 days. Headache, fever, body aches, and respiratory symptoms are symptoms you should look for. If your child presents with the above symptoms at school you will be notified and your child sent
     We would like to share some of the information that has become available to us from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Please know that the best source of information regarding your child's health is his/her primary care provider (PCP). You should feel free to direct all your questions and concerns to your PCP.
     Dr. Dora Anne Mills, M.D.,M.P.H., Director of the
Maine Bureau of Health shares the following measures
to help protect you and your family from the spread of
  • Good hand hygiene: people should wash hands or use
    alcohol hand rubs or gels after being in public or after contact with anyone with a cold or influenza
  • When coughing, one should turn the head and cough or sneeze into a disposable tissue and promptly dispose of the used tissue; or cough into the inside of the elbow if a tissue is not available.
  • Avoid taking young children or immunocompromised people into large crowds unnecessarily when influenza is in the community
  • Avoid close contact (holding, kissing) between infants and anyone who has a cold or the flu
  • Do not share things that go into the mouth, such as drinking cups, straws, etc.
  • If people are experiencing respiratory symptoms with a fever, they should stay home to prevent spread of the infection.
  • If you have concerns about your child's illness, contact your health care provider.

     Listed here is a website for the American Academy of Pediatrics that contains updated information for families about the flu
     The Maine Department of Human Services, Bureau of Health also has a site with influenza information at:
     We appreciate your help in keeping the school children of Maine healthy and safe in the school setting.
Susan M. Chaffee RN
School Nurse MSAD #41

Milo Recreation News
Results of Rec. Games Saturday, January 10th, at PVHS
     In Game 1 the Milo Fire Department girls won over Baileys, final score 21 to 10. Milo Fire was led by Miranda Andricks' with 6 points and 4 points came from Brianne Mckinley. Bailey's high scorer was B. Burch. with 6 points.
     In Game 2. The Milo Fire Department boys outscored Grants 28 to 21. Clay Stevens led the Firemen with 11 points, Chad Badger had 8 points in the win. Grant's got 7 points from Brian Russell and 4 from Zack Blakeman.
     Next Games: Saturday, January 17th, 8:00 am- Girls: MFD vs Lake View Realty 9:00 am- Boys: MFD vs Lake View Realty Games played at PVHS

Secret Santa Huge Success
     Once again the Kiwanis Secret Santa program has been a huge success. Through donations from church's, business's, private individuals and organizations over $2,200.00 was used to provide for 105 children in the Milo-Brownville area. We would like to thank everyone for their generosity towards this very worthwhile program.
     A special thank you to Santa's elves, the shoppers, Chris Beres, Lois Trask, and Karen Clark. Thank you to Blaine Chadwick for setting up the hall and also to Chris Beres and Donnie Richards for sorting. Also to the individuals who adopted a family, and you know who you are...thank you. We would like to thank The Salvation Army for their donation of jackets and toys, the Knights of Columbus and two PAT Groups from the school also shopped and purchased gifts. Rite Aid, as always, thank you and also to the Milo Family Dollar Store.
     As you can see this is a very large project and without everyone's help it wouldn't be possible. If anyone is left out please know that Mr. and Mrs. Secret Santa Claus thank you.
Murrel Harris and Janet Richards

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People In Maine

  • 60° F: Southern Californians shiver uncontrollably...People in Maine sunbathe.
  • 50° F: New Yorkers try to turn on the heat... People in Maine plant gardens.
  • 40° F: Italian & English cars won't start... People in Maine drive with the windows down.
  • 32° F: Distilled water freezes... Maine's Moosehead Lake's water gets thicker.
  • 20° F: Floridians don coats, thermal underwear, gloves, wool hats... People in Maine throw on a flannel shirt.
  • 15° F: New York landlords finally turn up the heat... People in Maine have the last cookout before it gets cold.
  • 0° F: All the people in Miami die... Mainers close the windows.
  • 10° below zero: Californians fly away to Mexico... The Girl Scouts in Maine are selling cookies door to door.
  • 25° below zero: Hollywood disintegrates... People in Maine get out their winter coats.
  • 40° below zero: Washington DC runs out of hot air... People in Maine let the dogs sleep indoors.
  • 100° below zero: Santa Claus abandons the North Pole... Mainers get frustrated because they can't start their "kahs."
  • 460° below zero: All atomic motion stops (absolute zero on the Kelvin scale)... People in Maine start saying, "cold 'nuff for ya?"
  • 500° below zero: Hell freezes over... The Red Sox win the World Series.

     Because we have already had a dozen calls to the food cupboard since Christmas there are some items that are in short supply. Hand soap, paper towels, tissues, dish soap, shampoo, and tooth paste. These items can not be purchased with food stamps and they are items we try to give out with every food order. We also need tuna helper, canned fruits, and canned Treet or Spam.
     I do want to thank all those who support our efforts to feed the families of SAD41. Without your support we could not fill this need in our community so once again our thanks go out to the community.

Attention all kiwanians:
     On Saturday, February 7th, we will be holding the Kiwanis post-season party. We have the opportunity to enjoy a fine-dining experience at “The restaurant” if you are planning to attend, you must let Nancy grant know by January 31st. you must tell her your and your guests choices and pay her the $22.00 per person charge.
     The following items are available:

-Choose one Appetizer-
Garden salad
Spinach dip and veggies
Bacon wrapped scallops
Stuffed peapods

-Choose one Meal-
Prime Rib
Twice Baked Potato
Broccoli casserole

Cornish game hen
Apple sausage stuffing
Squash casserole
Sautéed scallops in wine sauce
Rice pilaf
Sweet peapods
Pork medallions
Parsley potatoes
Glazed carrots

-Choose one Dessert-
Vanilla bean cheesecake
Maple walnut sundae
Chocolate Cream Torte
Bananas foster

     Please bring a gift the night of the dinner, as we will be having an old-fashioned Yankee swap.. it has been suggested that you wrap up one of your less desirable Christmas gifts and use this opportunity to get rid of it.

     BROWNVILLE and HAMPDEN - Pamela S. Hyers, 84, wife of Robert D. Hyers, died Jan. 12, 2004, at a Bangor hospital. She was born April 15, 1919, in Morristown, N.J., the daughter of Benjamin and Rose (Degarian) Shekerjian. Mrs. Hyers, with her husband, owned and operated the Hyers Insurance Agency, also known as Insureco, in Morristown, N.J., for many years. They had lived in Morristown until 2001, when she and her husband made a permanent move to their summer residence in Brownville. She was a member of the Morristown Presbyterian Church and the Church Circle, Insurance Women of New Jersey, and the Mt. Katahdin Senior Citizens Club. She is survived by her husband of 48 years, Robert of Brownville and Hampden; a son, Robert D. Jr. and his wife, Betsy Hyers, of Clarks Summit, Pa.; two grandchildren, Benjamin M. Hyers and Elizabeth B. Hyers. Graveside services will be at the family lot in Evergreen Cemetery in the spring. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to Maine Alzheimer's Disease Assoc., 163 Lancaster St., Suite 160B, Portland, ME 04101, or to the American Heart Assoc., NE Affiliate, 343 Gorham Rd, So. Portland, ME 04106-2317. Arrangements are in the care of the Lary Funeral Home, Milo.

     MILO- Hazel E. Weeman, 77, wife of over fifty years to Howard Weeman, passed away at a Dover Foxcroft Hospital. She was bom May 12, 1926 in Lynn MA the daughter of Guy and Mary (Prescott) Hodgman. She enjoyed doing needlework. She is survived by her husband Howard, a son Guy Weeman, a special niece Linda Keene of Lynn MA, special nephew Gerald L. Hutchins of Lynn MA, a sister in law Goldie Hodgman oi Waterboro, and two grandchildren. She was predeceased by a sister Frances (Hodgman) Hutchins and a brother Charles L. Hodgman. A graveside service will be held in the spring at the family lot in the
Evergreen Cemetery, Milo. Arrangements by Pine State Cremation Service.

     MILO - Catherine Isobel Fricke, 85, wife of George R. Fricke, died Jan. 14, 2004. Catherine, the only daughter of Walter and Marianne (Wingate) Nichol, was born March 13, 1918, in Toronto, Ontario and attended schools in Ontario. She received her R.N. at Victoria Hospital, London, Ontario. Catherine, along with her husband, George, came to Maine in 1974, when they purchased

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and jointly operated Bartlett-yarns, Inc., in Harmony. After selling the business, the couple enjoyed traveling, especially through those parts of Scotland in which her ancestors had lived. Catherine was completely dedicated to her home and family. Her favorite recreation was either enjoying the family's camp on Schoodic Lake, or cruising the Maine coast in their schooner. As well as being a superb cook and homemaker, she was adept at knitting, making dozens of knitted articles now treasured more than ever by family members. In addition to her husband George, she is survived by two sons, George and Robert; four daughters, Marianne Fricke, M. Joan Youngken, Dr. Carrie Wingate, and Cora Stempel; also by two brothers, Drs. Walter and Charles Nichol; seven grandchildren. There will be no immediate funeral services. The family will hold a private memorial later this year. Arrangements by Crosby & Neal Funeral Home, Guilford.

The family of
Marguerite French
wish to express their heartfelt thanks to each and everyone of our friends, family and neighbors. You may have written a card, we read it, sent a bouquet of flowers, we saw their beauty, baked us food, we enjoyed it, or just sat quietly with us. Whatever you did we say thank you for helping us through our sorrow.
Althea, Jim & Sherry, Nancy

     BRADFORD - Richard W. Williams, 71, the husband of Lois (Orff) Williams, died Jan. 12, 2004, at Bradford, after a long illness. He was born March 28, 1932, in Damariscotta, the son of Raymond and Eleanor (Crooker) Williams. He worked in a shipyard in Boothbay Harbor for nine years and when he met his wife, they started dairy farming. He loved his animals and also enjoyed dancing. Surviving in addition to his wife of Bradford, are four children, Bonnie Williams and her companion, Kevin Sanborn, of Hudson, Richard A. Williams and his companion, Brenda Murphy, of Bradford, Jamie Williams and her companion, Chris Sabine, of Hudson, and Cheata Williams and her companion, Kevin Austin, of Bradford; a sister, Mary Lewis of Boothbay Harbor; eight grandchildren, Christy, Jessica, Derek, Ashley, Tonya, Joshua, Vanessa and Nikia; two great-grandchildren, Issac and Zachery.. Spring burial will be in the Williams Cemetery, Bradford. Those who wish may make donations to Richard's family at 16 Williams Road, Bradford, ME 04410.

     GUILFORD - Marguerite R. Sawyer, 95, wife of the late W. Monroe Sawyer, peacefully went home to Jesus, Jan. 15, 2004, in Dexter. She was born March 15, 1908, in her lifelong home on Cottage Street in Guilford, fifth child and second daughter of George and Helen (Backus) Rollins. She attended Guilford schools and worked for more than 31 years for New England Telephone Company. Marguerite managed the Guilford Telephone Office and retired as a chief telephone operator. She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Guilford, a Life Member of the Jasper N. Keller Chapter and the Penquis Chapter of the Telephone Pioneers of America, Guilford Historical Society, Almeda Chapter No. 149 Order of the Eastern Star, and Rebekahs. She was a master knitter, creating baby sweater sets, afghans, and countless pairs of mittens for area children through the Kiwanis Christmas Program. She loved her cats, reading, driving her car and being at their cottage on Whetstone Pond with her husband. They both loved to attend church and musical events. She was part of a card-playing group for many years. Her yeast rolls were a favorite at our family gatherings. She is survived by two nephew's wives, Mrs. Elden (Opel) Rollins of Milo and Mrs. George (Alice) Rollins of Guilford; seven great-nieces and great-nephews, Lorene Bridges, Jean Dellaire, George Rollins, Mary Kay Santoro, Frank A. Rollins, Jennifer Mulherin, Robert Rollins; 10 great-great-nieces and great-great- nephews. Friends may call 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 17, 2004, at the Crosby & Neal Funeral Home, 21 Oak St. in Guilford. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home with the Rev. Dr. Margaret "Dodie" Stowe officiating. Spring burial will be in the Elmwood Cemetery in Guilford. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make donations to the Guilford Memorial Library, P.O. Box 177, Guilford, ME 04443.

The Junction
Indoor Flea Market
Arts, Crafts & Collectibles
Sat., Feb. 7
8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Vendors call 207-965-8788
for space availability
Route 11, Brownville
(formerly KC's Place)

Tri-County Technical Center Skills Showcase on Wednesday
     DEXTER - Tri-County Technical Center in Dexter will hold their annual Skills Showcase on Wednesday, January 21 (snow date-Thursday, January 22).
     Leadership competitions - Action Skills, Extemporaneous Speech, Prepared Speech, Job Skill Demonstration, Job Interview, Promotional Bulletin Board and Knowledge Bowl begin at 3:00 pm and Vocational programs - Automotive Repair, Carpentry, Customer Service, Computer Maintenance Technology, Technical Computer Applications, Culinary Arts, Commercial Baking, Food and Beverage Service, Nurse Assisting, Basic Health Care, First Aid CPR, Law Enforcement, Precision Machinery and Commercial Truck Driving begin at 5:00 pm.
     Students will be competing to qualify for State level competitions scheduled this spring at the Vocational Industrial Clubs of America (VICA), Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) and the State Commercial Truck Driving Skills competitions.
     This is an open house and provides a great opportunity for parents and friends to observe the students of Tri-County Technical Center in action.
     The public is encouraged to attend.
     If you would like more information, please call 924-7670.

Milo Free Public Library News
     By the time you are reading this column, I hope we are all enjoying warmer weather than we had last week. My, it was cold-especially those days the wind blasted across open parking lots. Brrr !! Things have been quieter at the library due to folks not wanting to come out unless they have to, I guess, though the young people have been getting in to use the computers often. Every day after school we have several youths visiting us and going online.
     Saturday was a busy day for us with outside helpers. Walter Macdougall and Greg Russell were in Saturday morning to adjust the shelves on some of the stacks on the back wall. There were seven shelves on each of the eight stacks across the back wall , but the shelves were too close together and nearly 2/3 of the books had to be placed on their faces rather than to be able to stand upright. Books standing upright are easier for the patron to select, easier for the staff to replace on the shelf and much better for the binding of the books. Adjusting the shelves is a time-consuming job because all the books have to be removed from the stack first. Consequently Walter and Greg were able to replace the shelves on only two stacks Saturday morning. They will continue to redo a few stacks at a time until the job is finished. Thank you, Walter and Greg.
     As I mentioned in the last column, it is time to think about income tax once again, and we have received several more federal income tax forms. Along with the basics, 1040, 1040A and 1040EZ and their schedules, we recently received:-

C= Profit and Loss from Business
C-EZ=Net Profit from Business
SE=Self-Employment Tax
Schedule 3=Credit for the Elderly or the Disabled for form 1040A
Schedule E=Supplemental Income and Loss

     Come in anytime we are open as these federal income tax forms are for all the citizens who need them. We do not have any State of Maine income tax forms yet but should be getting them soon.

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     Remember these are FINES FREE WEEKS until January 31. Get your overdue books into the library during these special weeks. If it is more convenient, Milo Elementary School children can take their books to the Milo Elementary School OFFICE, not the school library.

Library Winter Hours
Telephone 943-2612

A Historical Review - Part 2
Church Clock Runs Smoothly Once Again
Bangor Daily News, Phil Gerow, 1/14-15/1984
(Submitted by C.K.Ellison, 2004)
     Treworgy can give interested individuals an idea of what he and his coworkers went through by stating some of the clock statistics. The weights for the hands of the clock weighs 152 pounds. The strike side weighs 735 pounds and will work its way almost to the basement in a week's time. It is these weights that must be wound each week in order for the clock to keep working.
     Treworgy said that the dials on the top of the face of the clock are a "complete mess," and that his next project is to clean them. He said that he must have warm weather to do this. Also, the glass on the face must be reputtied, and this must wait for warmer weather.
     While working on the clock, Treworgy said his father, Lloyd, did some historical research. The clock was installed in 1912-1913. There are five individuals who have kept it wound, Wilbur Leonard, Perley Wells, Ed Wingler, John Buttery, and Luthan Crosby, the current winder. When Ed Wingler too over the duties, he installed an electric winder, but it did not function for very long, and the weight of the electrical works caused some minor damage the clock's structure. The original cost of the clock was $600, the funds raised by private donation.
     Treworgy said that the clock, which has four faces, taked quite a bit of doing to synchronize all four times if, for some reason, the clock and stopped or something had gone wrong with one of the faces. The works include universal gears as well as bevel gears. he said he got quite a bit of exercise climbing up and down the tower to determine if all four faces were together.
     Treworgy said that since his work on the Milo Tower Clock, he pays particular attention when driving through other towns, as well as to whether their tower clocks are working or not. He feels that many of the clocks that are not working at the present time could be restored. He said, too, that many places are replacing their tower clocks such as the Milo one, with electronic and computerized works.
     Treworgy said the feels that the Milo clock will work for many years. He does feel that periodic inspection and cleaning will help keep the clock in condition. during his cleaning of the clock, he removed more that 50 pound of grease and oil, and dirt. He said that a fund had been started to help pay for future repairs that might be needed.
     In the meantime, the town of Milo is pleased that Treworgy has restored the clock. At the November meeting of the Milo selectmen, the board voted to send Treworgy a letter of thanks for his efforts. Several local clubs also have sent letters to Treworgy expressing their thanks for his restoring the Milo Tower Clock.

River Cruise - Part 14
     Mon. June 18th. The ship docked at Passau during the night. Passau is a town of three rivers. The Danube, Inn and Ilz Rivers converge here. After breakfast I took a short walk to stretch my legs.
     We had a walking tour at 10. Our first stop was St. Stephen'’ Cathedral. It houses the world’s largest church organ with 17,388 pipes. The organ was completed in 1736 but the five different sets of pipes were not connected until 1928. In 977 construction started on the cathedral and continued in stages until 1897. There are many bells in the bell tower. The first one was placed there in 1737 and weighs over 11,000 pounds. In 1952 the set of bells was completed when the largest bell of 9 tons was installed. The main cathedral has beautiful frescoed ceilings and a gilded pulpit done in the Baroque style. The high altar was completed in 1953 and is very abstract. It makes a stunning contrast to the Baroque style.
     After the cathedral, we left the tour because we were not impressed with the local guide. I waited around until 11:30 when for $2 I could hear a concert on the organ. I sat beside a man originally from East Germany who had recently moved to Regensberg. His English was very understandable and he helped me understand the program for the concert that was in German. The cathedral is very large and was almost full for the concert. About half way through Mary and Heather found seats beside me I don’t know how they were able to spot me in the crowd.
     At 12:30 we returned to the ship for lunch. We had salads, corn chowder, Konigsbergerklopse with rice and vegetables, roasted prime rib with baked potatoes and sour cream and tortellinis.

     After lunch I walked back into town to purchase a
CD of Bavarian music. I also stopped in a shop that made chocolates. I had a little trouble communicating with the girl at the counter so the owner came over to help me. I took two of every kind they had. There must have been 50 to 70 of them. Since this was our last stop in Germany I wanted to use up my German Marks. When exchanging money the exchange always takes a percentage and I thought I might as well enjoy the chocolates. The chocolates were some GOOD! I brought them back to the ship for others to share. Georgia liked them so well that she got directions to the shop and went out on her own. When she returned, she said she had come because her brother had purchased some and they were good. The man said “ Yes, and he bought two of everything!”
     I spent the rest of the afternoon socializing with the other passengers. For dinner we had a Greek salad of tomato, cucumber, onions, mixed peppers, lettuce and feta cheese. Our soup was beef consommé with spinach pancakes. Then we had a choice of Broiled John Dory fish fillet in an orange butter sauce served with candied sweet potatoes and vegetables or grilled chicken skewers served with Creole sauce, agria potatoes and vegetables. For dessert was dame blanche served with warm chocolate sauce. I think this was the best of the best of the desserts on the trip.
     After dinner we had a concert by HansO. He is a one-man orchestra. He records some of the instruments before the concert and plays the tape while he is playing a different instrument. I don’t think I have ever seen a man with so much energy! At one point he played the keyboard with one hand, a trumpet with the other and drums with his feet. He got different members of the audience to join him on tamborine3s and washboards. For one song he took off his lederhosen (leather shorts) and he had a pink tutu on underneath.
     We stayed in Passau for the night. Across the road from where we were docked was the Passauer Wolf Hotel and Café. This is where the city was surrendered to the Americans in WWII.
Next week: Melk Abbey

To the Editor:
Valerie or Nancy - It was suggested by a town’s person there that I contact you for possible inclusion in the Kiwanis News. Our oldest son is retiring from the Navy and as part of his ceremony he is presented with a flag which has been flown at the area of his choosing. He is the grandson of Stanley and Bertha Howland - my parents. He has chosen the Legion in Milo. My father was a member there. He has made arrangements with Randy Klug to have this accomplished on Feb. 9th.
     My husband and Ilive in Greenville and plan to come and have this on video as part of his ceremony in April. Randy mentioned that he will get something in the Observer about it.
     I don't know if this is anything you wish to use or not. My folks have been deceased since the late eighties. I told Randy that maybe some of their "old geezers" might remember them.
Carolyn Howland Pratt Tel. 695-8965

Traditions of a Milo-ite
     Every once in a while it is fun to get out your old video tapes that were taken of family and friends, and occasions that happened years ago. Today was one such day. All of the grandchildren were here this afternoon and I have one video in particular that shows all of them. Josh was five, Hayley was three, Morgan was two, and Brianne was a brand new infant baby. The video started on Mother's Day. Hayley was being a real little twit....a naughty girl misbehaving. Morgan had one ponytail in and one out. Brianne was four weeks old and all wrapped up in receiving blankets in her tiny crib. I had long manicured glitzy fingernails.....they were my living memory of out trip to Las Vegas.
     The video was put away that day and not brought out for another month. The next thing on it was Hayley's little dance recital at the Brownville Elementary School. The little girls in the group are now in either third, fourth or fifth grade. Tap, tap, tap. Heel-toe, Heel-toe, Heel-toe. They were adorable. I can remember how hard it was to get the girls to the point that they could actually put on a little recital. Behind the camera we were laughing really hard at their little performance. I'll never forget that night and am so glad that it's been permanently committed to video footage.
     The next segment was taken at our beloved camp at Schoodic Lake. We had the little girls out there without their parents....all to ourselves. We had put a very fast tune on the stereo and they were doing quite an active little dance number. Hayley has always been an entertainer. When the song was over Morgan, who either had or was about to turn two years old, sang "You Are My Sunshine" with me. Her favorite words being, "happy," "gray," "dear," and "away."

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     Sometime soon after this was done there is a section with the two other grandchildren at camp. Josh was still five but by now Brianne was between two and three months old...she was laughing and very animated. We captured brother reciting the Little Bunny Foo Foo story. It was amazing to see that tiny baby girl watching her brother and smiling at his antics.
     The final segment of the video was of Josh's first day of school. He went to Brownville Elementary that year and Miss Ivy was his teacher. What a precious little group of children they were. I can't wait to take the video to school and let the kids watch it. It will be such a nice surprise for them. Those little tiny kids are big (and I mean big) fifth graders now. They may be too cool to admit that they enjoy watching themselves as little kids....but secretly they'll love it. Children love to see themselves as little babies. My grandchildren laughed and laughed at themselves today. They begged me to play it forward...then in reverse...get to the next part...they couldn't believe their eyes that they were seeing themselves as babies. It was so much fun.
     I promised them that I would go through all of our old tapes and put together a real show for them the next time they come to visit. That will give them something to look forward to. I think that having something to look forward to makes life worth living. I'm always looking forward to the next phase of my life. I don't look at it as "wishing my life away." It's great fun anticipating the next great thing. We don't look forward to the bad things that happen in our lives, but happen they will. That's the way of life. But, if you've got something wonderful to look forward to, on beyond those bad things, it will help you get through them. It's an attitude. It's a little like the glass being half full or half empty. My glass is usually at least half full. If it gets a little below half, I'm always confident that it's only going to be a short time before it's filled up again.
     I'm searching right now for answers to lots of questions in my life. Is it a skill to be happy and upbeat most of the time? Is it genetic? Why am I happy and, for the most part, able to cope with my busy hectic schedule when there are others who were born in the same time that I was born...brought up in the same community...offered the same opportunities and lifestyle...yet are unhappy a good part of the time. Could it be that those types don't look forward to the next step. They are not satisfied with what was or what is, so how can they even remotely comprehend being happy about what's to come. How sad to have nothing to look forward to.
     I've got so many plans swirling around in my head that I don't have time to be sick. Even when I am sick, I'm in denial about it. "How are you?" they say to me in passing at the grocery store. "Fine," I cough back. That's an attitude for you! I'm fine and the reason that I am is because I don't have time to be otherwise. Too much to look forward to. First thing that I have to look forward to is another video session with my dear grandchildren. They are going to love it....and I'm going to love showing them how adorable they were when they were little.
     I wish I could remember who gave me the recipe for these delicious

Apple Squares
2 cups of sugar
scant 1 and 1/2 cups cooking oil
3 eggs
1-tsp. vanilla
3 cups flour
1-tsp. baking soda
1-tsp. salt
3 cups diced apples
1/2 cup nuts (chopped)
3/4 cup coconut

     Mix the sugar, oil and eggs in a large bowl. Add the vanilla. Sift in the flour, baking soda, and salt. Mix well. Stir in the diced apples, nuts and coconut. Put into a greased jellyroll pan and bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes. Cool and frost with:
1 8 oz. cream cheese
1 stick of butter or margarine
1 lb. box confectionery sugar
vanilla and a dash of salt

     Cream the softened cream cheese and the softened butter together. Beat in the sugar, stir in the vanilla and a dash of salt and spread on the cooled bars. You could sprinkle a few chopped nuts over the top.

     Gunnery Sgt. Ryan O’Connor, a 1991 graduate of Penquis Valley High School, joined the U.S. Marines on June 24, 1991. He is now serving at Camp Pendleton in Oceanside, California.

From Grammie McCleary’s weather diary.
JANUARY – 1977
20th-M. Sunny windy-8° at 7 am and 23° at 9:30 pm.
21st-Sunny L. wind-20° at 6:30 am and 14° at 10 pm.
22nd-Sunny windy AM Cloudy windy PM-0° at 6:50 am and 16° at 9:30 pm.
23rd-Sunny nice day Sunday-18° at 7 am and 5° at 9 pm.
24th-M. Cloudy-7° at 6:30 am and 10° at 9:30 pm.
25th-Snow-20° at 6:45 am and 30° at 9:30 pm.
26th-Sunny windy-23° at 7 am and 14° at 9:30.



     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 said hello to ten hearty souls today. A pretty good attendance considering it was -20°!
     Roy Bither led the Pledge of Allegiance and Ed Treworgy asked for prayers for those serving in harm’s way, for world leaders to have cool heads, and comfort for all suffering due to the frigid weather.

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     Newsletters from the Dover-Foxcroft and Orono/Old Town Kiwanis Clubs were circulated.
     Our birthday boy this week is Tyler Trask on the 17th!
     Seven happy and sad dollars were donated to the Administration Fund for Frank being the smartest Kiwanian (in California), concern for animals, glad to be here, and going to school now, not in June!
     Heidi Finson is planning a Reading is Fundamental book distribution this week.
     The Three Rivers News is still going strong.
     The Gazebo Project is on track.
     A post-holiday party is planned for Saturday, February 7 at The Restaurant with a social time starting at 6 pm and fine dining around 7. The menu will consist of chicken, fish or steak and pre-paid reservations are required by January 31. The evening’s entertainment will be a Yankee swap so bring a wrapped gift, possibly an item you’ve received and couldn’t figure out what to do with, and you could leave with something you just couldn’t live without! Or you may end up with the fruitcake that someone’s third cousin’s sister-in-law’s great aunt made! It all depends on the numbers but a fun evening is guaranteed! Please let Joe or Nancy know if you plan to attend.
     Joe explained an idea proposed at the Board of Directors meeting; using the local access channel to keep everyone up to date on local events, reading the local newspaper, pets for adoption, basketball games, etc. There were many enthusiastic suggestions.
     Kiwanis is working with JSI and the County Club to host a golf tournament this fall.
     The 2004 Variety Show will require support for rehearsals, food sales, set up, talent round up, and many other details.
     A possible fund-raiser for the local animal shelter was discussed. We would like to explore this idea further with Val at the February Board meeting.
     Our special guest speaker on January 21st will be Lt. Gov. Clair Wood with a video on Camp Sunshine. David Walker will share something with us on the 28th.


     OK, I give up. Yes, it’s “Cold ‘nuff “ for me. Actually, it’s “cold ‘nuff for penguins, for Polar Bears and I will forever challenge anyone who tries to tell me we are in the middle of some ecological ‘global warming” trend. I have never…I repeat NEVER, complained about being too warm, let alone too hot. I consider it my God given right to complain when it’s cold., especially when its consistently below zero and when normal conversations center around folks seeing who’s thermometers registered the highest number…BELOW zero. There, I’ve got it out of my system.
     The ducks are still “sleeping over” with the goats, guineas and chickens. Some mornings the coop is above zero, which is more than comfy for the animals. As long as they are dry, and no wind can get in to ruffle their fur or feathers, my babies can weather most any extreme cold. Well, and the three 250-watt heating lamps secured in the coop probably help.
     Things are going very nicely at the shelter also. We have about 25 residents there, and we adopted out more than a dozen in the last two weeks. Our reputation for having healthy, happy animals is traveling throughout the state, so we get folks from all around. There is no better feeling than matching the perfect pet with the perfect owner.

     Our efforts sure aren’t going unnoticed. We have received some wonderful donations this week, and there are a few from past weeks I’d like to mention. Shown in this picture, is Missy, one of our spayed girls who need s home, with the computer we had donated by Ruth Clark. Not only has Ruth adopted animals from us, she gave us this wonderful gift, and she crochets us the nicest pads to use in the pet carriers. Thank you Ruth!
     We had a very special donation from Cookie Farrar this week. She gave a generous gift in the memory of Eddie Eames, her son-in-law who died of cancer last year. Eddie loved animals, and I’m sure he is looking down with delight at our “Cat House” .
     There were more donations from Brownville. The Krafty Krafters dropped off a wonderful gift at the Milo Town Hall, as did Linda Coburn. We sure are appreciative of the money and the show of support.

     The sweetie in the preceding photo is Rico. He was found near Weber Jone’s trailer park, in Brownville. He is very friendly and needs a home. If you are interested in any of our pets, give me a call at 943-2324 or call Julie at 943-5087.
     We are having a meeting of the P.A.W.S. board on Thursday, at the shelter. It is time we started forming a plan to raise the money needed to buy the building. We have a year to raise $15,000.00, so we are planning fund-raisers and applying for grants. We already have a good start on the building fund, so we have no doubts that we will be successful.
     In a week or two, we are going to be accepting applications from those of you who want to volunteer at the shelter. There are specific guidelines we need to follow, so the process may go slowly at first, as we learn what we need to expect from our helpers. Very soon, we will be having a meeting of everyone interested in volunteering, so watch for the announcement. The most important duty of our volunteers will be to spend time loving the cats, so if this sounds good to you, give me a call. Of course, there will be cleaning and feeding duties also, but spending quality time holding kitties is the major need.
     Time to wrap up (literally) and head out to the coop. Despite the balmy 3 degrees above zero, the water dished still need thawing, and the animals need extra grain to maintain their body temperature. Until next time, think happy, warm thoughts.

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