||Three Rivers News, 2004-03-02
TUESDAY, MARCH 2, 2004
VOLUME 3 NUMBER 17
SPONSORED AND PUBLISHED BY THREE RIVERS KIWANIS
& THREE RIVERS COMMUNITY ALLIANCE
Schoodic Lake Ice Fishing Derby Results
Grand Ole Milo Opry Needs Singers!
Voices are still needed for the Three Rivers Kiwanis Variety Show chorus. Step out of the box and onto the bandstand. Join the fun with the group of singers that are gathering to make this the best variety show yet!
We will be meeting at 6:30 each Tuesday evening from now through March in Stephanie Gillis' classroom at Milo Elementary. Rehearsals last about an hour. The commitment includes Friday and Saturday evenings April 2nd and 3rd at the Milo Town Hall where we will present Grand Ole Milo Opry.
If you can't come every week to rehearsals.... thats o'kay, too. The music is easy and we'd love to have you as often as you can come. Stephanie's classroom is in the main building of Milo Elementary. Enter on the end of the building where the portable classrooms are...and her classroom is the first on the left. See you there.
CALLING ALL COOKS:
THE TIME IS DRAWING NEAR TO SUBMIT YOUR RECIPES TO THE P.A.W.S. COOKBOOK. DEMAND FOR THIS COLLECTION OF RECIPES, HINTS AND ANECDOTES HAS BEEN UNBELIEVABLE, AND WE HAVE SOME WONDERFUL AND UNIQUE RECIPES COLLECTED, AS WELL AS A LOT OF COMMUNITY FAVORITES. PLEASE DROP YOUR RECIPES OFF IN THE ANIMAL SHELTER COLLECTION BOX AT THE MILO FARMERS UNION, ANY THREE RIVERS NEWS DONATION BOX, MAIL TO :
PO BOX 81
MILO, ME 04463
OR E-MAIL THEM TO VAL04463@VERIZON.NET.
WE WOULD LOVE TO TAKE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO THANK EVERYONE WHO HAS HELPED US WITH THIS ENDEAVOR. WE HOPE TO RAISE ALMOST HALF OF THE MONEY NEEDED TO BUY OUR SHELTERS BUILDING FROM THIS FUNDRAISER. THE COOKBOOKS WILL BE READY BY MAY, SO WILL MAKE WONDERFUL MOTHERS DAY OR FATHERS DAY GIFTS.
Pvt (E2) Timothy Drinkwater, son of Penny Drinkwater of Milo and James Drinkwater of Orneville, graduated basic training at Ft. Benning Georgia November 23, then AIT as an aviation operations specialist at Ft. Rucker, Alabama on February 20. Timothy will begin his assignment to Korea beginning March 2.
Attention: Class of 1984
I'm looking for friends from PVHS class of 1984. There are a few of us interested in having a reunion sometime this summer & we need help locating our classmates. Please e-mail me if you are an old classmate & are interested in getting together. Thanks!
Tami (McKusick) Goodine
WELCOME BABY BOY GRADY
Grady Russell Davis Atkinson was born at EMMC on February 5, 2004, at 11:11 p.m., and weighed 6 lbs. 14 oz. His parents are Jason and Jessica Atkinson of Orneville. Maternal grandparents are Russell and Penny Ames of Milo. Paternal grandparents are Terry Lord of Canton, and Paul Atkinson of Hermon. Grady's sisters, Elsa & Iris, (2 Maine Coon cats) welcomed him home from the hospital.
Tuesday, March 9, 2004, from 3:00 7:00
Penquis Valley gym
PLEASE HELP US MEET OUR GOAL OF 50 UNITS
*****NEW REQUIREMENT: PHOTO ID MUST BE PROVIDED DURING THE SCREENING PROCESS*****
Sponsored by the PVHS Key Club
The Administrative Council of the Park Street UMC will meet at 7:00 PM on Monday, March 1st.
The Women's Breakfast will be held at
the Restaurant on Thursday,
March 4th at 8:00 AM.
Looking ahead The UMW will meet on
Thursday, March 11th at 7:00 PM;
The NOW committees
will meet on Monday, March 22nd, at 7:00PM.
P.E.T.S. To Have Outside-In Yardsale
To start off our fundraising for the year, P.E.T.S. is holding our first yardsale of the season. We hope to raise $25,000 this year to support our low cost spay/neuter program. In 2003 we raised $13,860 in revenues. These revenues directly supported 295 local area spay/neuters and other medical costs directly related to local animals. Many more spay/neuters of companion animals could have been done had we had the funding to support the program. P.E.T.S. mission is to promote and assist in the spaying of female and neutering of male animals, to encourage and teach the proper treatment of all animals and to assist in the prevention of cruelty to them. Spaying and neutering reduces the overpopulation and needless euthanasia of companion animals in our shelters. Help us make this event a success. We are in need of items and cash for our Outside-In spring yardsale, Saturday, March 20, storm date Sunday, March 21, 8a.m. - 2p.m. at the Dover-Foxcroft Fire Station. Please call 379-2809 or 564-8092 for item collection
Quote of the Week:
"He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it." (Martin Luther King)
Submitted by R.H. (anon)
STATEMENT OF POLICY
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HOW TO RECEIVE THE THREE RIVERS NEWS BY MAIL
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We will mail your issue each Tuesday morning so you can have a nice fresh paper delivered every week! This makes an especially nice gift for an elderly person or for someone who lives away, but still likes to keep in touch with area happenings
MEALS FOR ME MENU
ANYONE 60 OR OVER IS INVITED TO ATTEND OUR MEALS. WE MEET AT THE MILO TOWN HALL DINING ROOM ON MONDAYS AND THURSDAYS AT 11:45 AM AND AT THE QUARRY PINES COMMUNITY ROOM ON FRIDAYS AT 11:45 AM. PLEASE MAKE PLANS TO ATTEND!
|TUES., MARCH 2
||BAKED STUFFED VEAL, BOILED RED POTATOES, CORN OBRIEN, LEMON PUDDING
|WED., MARCH 3
||CHICKEN STEW, TOSSED SALAD, FRUIT COCKTAIL DESERT
|THUR., MARCH 4
||HOMEMADE BAKED BEANS, HOT DOGS COLE SLAW, GINGERBREAD W/ TOPPING
|FRI., MARCH 5
||SEAFOOD CASSEROLE, BROCCOLI, SLICED PEARS
|MON. MARCH 8
||SHEPHERDS PIE, GREEN BEANS, FRUIT WHIP
FOR RESERVATIONS CALL 943-2488.
THE MILO AMERICAN LEGION POST 41 HAS BINGO
EVERY FRIDAY NIGHT
A MEAL IS SERVED FROM 5:00PM UNTIL 6:15PM
BINGO STARTS AT 6:15 AND ENDS AT 9:30
SEE YOU THERE!
UPCOMING SPECIAL SERVICES AND EVENTS AT THE UNITED BAPTIST CHURCH IN MILO
SUBMITTED BY JANET RICHARDS
"THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST" MOVIE
SUNDAY, MARCH 7TH - Meet at the church at 2:15 PM to car pool to the Spotlight Cinema in Orono to see "The Passion of the Christ" (3:30 movie time)
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 10TH - Meet at the church at 5:45 pm to car pool to the Spotlight cinema in Orono to see "The Passion of the Christ" (7:00 movie time). Tickets are available by calling the United Baptist Church 943-5500. There is no charge for the tickets, but an offering will be taken at the theater.
NEW 4:30 PM WORSHIP SERVICE!
Starting Sunday, March 14th, we will be having a new late afternoon service in hopes of reaching more people in our community. The service will feature about 30 minutes of praise and worship music led by our worship team along with the same message that we have on Sunday mornings.
NEW SERMON SERIES:
"DYING WAS HIS REASON FOR LIVING!"
Sundays 9:00 am and 10:30 am and 4:30 pm
March 14 The Hero: Who was Jesus?
March 21 The Plot: Why Did Jesus Have to Die?
March 28 The Twist: What Does the Resurrection Mean?
April 4 Easter Cantata: "Because He Lives" (AM only)
(4:30 service will have a sermon)
April 11 The Sequel: Where is Jesus Now?
"THE PASSION, THE PURPOSE, AND THE PERSON OF JESUS CHRIST"
This 3-week video and small group gathering after will allow everyone to discuss their thoughts and feelings about the movie and to find answers to their questions. The schedule is as follows:
SUNDAY, MARCH 14TH, AND WEDNESDAY, MARCH 17TH
Supper at 6:00 PM followed by session one video, "The Passion of Jesus Christ" and small groups.
SUNDAY, MARCH 21ST AND WEDNESDAY, MARCH 24TH Supper at 6:00 PM followed by session two video, "The Purpose of Jesus Christ" and small groups.
SUNDAY, MARCH 28TH AND WEDNESDAY, MARCH 31ST
Supper at 6:00 PM followed by session three video, "The Person of Jesus Christ" and small groups.
*Please feel free to call the United Baptist Church at 943-5500 and speak to Pastor Ernie Madden if you have any questions.
BY BILL SAWTELL
Choose the best answer.
1. (a) Tommy Durant (b) Tommy Wallace (c) Tommy Lockhart (d) Gary Chase " couldn't break a pane of glass."
2. Laura Smith was a (a) guard (b) center (c) forward (d) rover.
3. The Pleasant River has (a) one (b) two (c) three (d) four branches.
4. John Lewis had a mill in (a) Halifax (b) Truro (c) Yarmouth (d) Winter Harbour, Nova Scotia.
5. "Taffy was a Welshman. Taffy was a (a) tiger (b) king (c) sailor (d) thief."
6. BHS burned in (a) 1919 (b) 1926 (c) 1932 (d) 1935.
7. Axel Carlson fell (a) 77 feet (b) 85 feet (c) 93 feet (d) 150 feet off the Onawa Trestle.
8. Railroad Days commemorated the (a) laying of the last rail on the Short Line (b) coming of the first freight train (c) coming of the first passenger train (d) building of the old station
9. The Stickneys were known for their (a) height (b) sense of humor (c) music (d) longevity.
10. Dennis Harshaw led the Penquis League in scoring twice and played the (a) flute (b) drums (c) banjo (d) violin.
Answers: 1-b 2-c 3-c 4-d 5-d 6-c 7-a 8-c 9-c 10-c
LOCAL SCHOOL NEWS
CONGRATUALTIONS to Morgan Royal, Erica Lyford, Kiel Larson, Chris Foss, Shelby Weston and Eddie Cobb for winning in their age groups at the Sedomocha Knights of Columbus Free Throw Competition. These winners will shoot off in the State competition in Old Town on Saturday, March 6th. Good Luck!
Cook School News
At our February 27 assembly, Mr. Walker and Mrs. Zelkan presented stickers and pencils to Terrific Kids, ALVIN LITTLEFIELD, BILLY PARKER AND RACHAEL WOOD.
Alvin has been so excited about reading and writing. Ms. Ivy said that Alvin doesn't have enough time in the day to write all the words or read all the books he wants to. Alvin has worked really hard to follow classroom rules.
Mrs. Carter chose Billy because he had a super attitude when returning from vacation. He got right into the swing of things and was getting his work done. Billy has been very respectful this week. Rachael was surprised to hear her name called.
Miss K. appreciates Rachael's effort in completing assignments and turning them in when due. Rachael is working harder at being respectful towards her classmates and the staff.
Mrs. Gnodde's Artists of the Week were Sabrina Fadillah and Trevor Lyford. They completed wonderful repeating pattern animal posters. Miss Brenda, our substitute bus driver thanked Heather Michaud, Sabrina Fadillah and Cassidy Parker for their excellent behavior on the bus . Congratulations to all our Terrific Kids.
The 4th and 5th grade students sang, "Put a Little Love in Your Heart." Students were reminded to wear slippers and bring their favorite stuffed animal to our Read Across America Celebration on Tuesday, March 2. Six special guests will be sharing their favorite books. Everyone is invited to join us for this special event at 12:30.
Milo Elementary News
From the classroom of:
Mrs. Barden - Our Terrific Kid is also our newest student. He came to visit before vacation but is here with us every day now. We are super glad to announce that TYLER CYR is our new Terrific Kid.
Mrs. Mills - Our Terrific Kid works hard at everything he does. During reading he gives wonderful details about his reading. He answers questions about whatever we are discussing. I think
science is his favorite. We are sad to say that he is moving away. I am sure that Mrs. Worcester, Mrs. Martin, Mrs. Dunham, Mrs. Stanhope, ALL his friends and I will miss him terribly. We wish him the best of luck and hope he will write to us often. Congratulations and we will miss you, DANNY MCNALLY.
Mrs. Dunham - Our Terrific Kid is a kind, helpful girl. She has a terrific sense of humor, which she shares with everyone. Her work is done on time. She has developed great strategies for solving tough math problems. We wouldn't know what to do without her-she helps keep the classroom neat and organized. We owe DANILELLE HOGLUND a big thank you for all she does for us!
This is a girl who is new to our class,
When she has a question for help she will ask,
She's been trying harder to complete her tasks,
And at recess she's anxious to see the green grass!! Congratulations, CHELSEA COBB!
Mrs. Dell'olio - Our Terrific Kid is a quiet blond girl with big green eyes. She works hard on all of her assignments, is a great helper in our room, and she always does her best. She is a role model in our class. Our Terrific Kid is JESSICA SLAUGHTER.
Mrs. Hayes - Our Terrific Kid is a serious and hard working student. His work is neat and he takes responsibility to finish it each day. This young man works hard to improve his reading and writing and he has made great progress in both this year. We are proud and happy that he cooperates and makes good choices in both his work and play activities. The students in our class report that he is a neat guy and a true friend. Thank you AARON GOODINE for making our classroom a positive and cheerful place to work and play.
Mrs. Tardiff and Mrs. Hussey - CONNOR WEBB- This young man is a wonderful student and truly an avid learner. Connor is a math whiz who astounds us with how quickly he can do mental math. He is a great reader and storywriter. We can't wait to read the next one , Connor! Congratulations, Connor. ADAM TAYLOR- We are proud of Adam's progress. He is working hard to get
tasks done on time. His handwriting has improved lately and he is a good reader. We are happy to see him come in with a smile and get right to work. Congratulations, Adam.
Mrs. Walker and Mrs. Carey - We have two Terrific Guys this week in K. They both are kind and courteous. They enjoy puzzles and working on computers in free time. They do their morning jobs, order their lunches and start their work each day independently.
H is for helpful
E is for enthusiastic
N is for nice
R is for reader
Y is for yeehaw !!!!!!!!
Congratulations Henry Patten
T is for Terrific
R is for Right on track
A is for Awesome
V is for Valor
I is for Interesting
S is for Super-Duper!!!!!! 3 cheers for Travis Pearl Congratulations
Mrs. Whitney Our Terrific Kid for 2/27 is TAYLOR SMALL. She is always working and a great library helper. She sets a great example for the younger students and never disturbs classroom activities. Great way to gokeep up the good work!!!!
At the weekly assembly a "Terrific Grownup" award is given to a staff member at Milo Elementary. This Friday, Ms. Russell (who had the apple -the "Terrific Grownup" award - for the previous week) presented the award in memory of Mrs. Helen Carey. When presenting the award, Ms. Russell said, "Ms Carey passed away last week. Mrs. Carey taught in our district for 40 years. During that time she made a difference in many peoples' lives. Many of us remember her for her handwriting class, Mount Multiplication, her high heels, and her drawer full of chocolate. The world was a better place because she lived."
Mrs. Carey will be sadly missed by many people in the education community.
THE SECOND DAY AT THE HEMLOCK STREAM CAMP
BY CARL HAMLIN
What a night I put in! Harland snored all night and Dad pulled all the blankets his way. I was COLD. The fire in the ram-down had died down, so I got up and put a couple of sticks in and opened it up. I had to stay up long enough to get it going and then shut it up. I turned off my flashlight and listened to the noises of a hunting camp at night. A mouse ran across the table and rustled the cards we had left there. The fire was purring and Harland and Fred in the upper bunk threw off a blanket. It got hot up there! Off in the distance I heard the hoot of an owl and then a cry from an animal---probably a rabbit in the clutches of the owl. It made me remember Dad telling me that he was paddling his canoe down the Sebec River just after dark one time. Suddenly something brushed his shoulder, almost jumping him out of the canoe. He couldnt see it, but thought it was the wing of an owl.
The camp was warm again, so I got back into bed, pulling the blankets back over to my side. I had hardly closed my eyes when I heard Fred get up and make a quick trip outside. A cold breath of air followed him back in before he could get the door closed. Then followed the next part of the rolling out ritual: Fred getting his pipe going for the day. Nobody slept after that pungent odor filled the camp.
Fred had been appointed the job of breakfast cook. Soon he was mixing a batch of Aunt Jemima pancakes. Coffee came next, and then the bacon. Somehow he got it all on the table at the same time and Harland helped by pouring the coffee and opening the maple syrup.
With breakfast out of the way and the bunks made up, we did the few dishes and then sat around the table talking about yesterdays hunt and where we were going today. I asked Harland if I could go with him. Fred and Dad went back to the hardwood ridge. I think Fred wanted to do some sitting and watching. He said his legs were tired from yesterdays trip and some rheumatiz had
settled in his back from his dip in the brook. Harland and I decided to hunt down the brook for a change. We would all meet back at camp for lunch.
Dad took the .32-20 and gave me the .30-30. It was a little past 10:00 when Harland and I heard a faint shot. We had already turned back up the brook, so we continued on. We jumped two deer on the way back, but white flags arent very good eating. When we came into the camp opening, we saw Dad and Fred sitting on the porch eating donuts and cheese, washed down with camp coffee. I asked Dad if they had seen anything. He said, We sure did! Well take you back there after lunch. We tried to get him to tell the rest of the story, but he wouldnt.
Harland had put Dads deer heart and liver in water to soak and before leaving had put the heart in a kettle to boil while we were gone. For lunch we had cold heart sandwiches and fried liver with boiled potatoes and string beans. It was a real good meal!
After lunch Dad said, Well, lets go back up to the ridge. I thought he had shot a fox maybe, but when we got to the other side of the ridge, just behind a blowdown he pointed to the biggest black bear I had ever seen. Wow! Did you shoot that bear with one shot from the .32-20? I asked.. He said that after they had found a place for Fred to sit, he had crossed over to the other side of the ridge and was leaning on a tree when he saw the bear come out of a thicket looking for nuts. It was about 150 feet away. He took good aim and fired. The bear took off. They waited for 15 minutes and then set off to find the bear, which was lying dead just a short distance away.
We tied our ropes onto him, but the four of us could hardly budge him. Dad said, Ill go out and get Lolly Decker to come out with his horse and jumper to get him. The three of us sat around gabbing while we waited for Lolly to come with his horse. He went to the camp and got the deer first and then came after the bear. He took one look at the bear and said, Thats the biggest bear I have ever seen! Lolly said he could hang the bear and deer by himself, so we went back to camp.
It seemed pretty good to lie back in the bunk and have a good nap. We had a good supper of American chop suey, played some cards and hit the sack.
The radio had predicted rain by afternoon of the next day, so we decided to break camp and move out in the morning. We stopped at Lollys and hefted the deer and bear into Harlands pickup. Lolly said half the town had been over to see the bear, which was estimated to weigh at least 400 pounds.
Dad had the bear skinned and the hide tanned. It remained in the family for a long time. I can remember lying in bed with the bear skin draped over me with the legs hanging down on each side of the bed.
So ended the three-day trip to the Hemlock Stream hunting camp.
"Getting in TTouch with your Cat"
Three-hour Workshop/TTouch Intro
Saturday, March 27th, 9am to noon
Location: Thompson Free Library Community Room
If interested, please call or email Cheryl Lord, Certified TTouch
SUBMITTED BY PRISCILLA BASS
This is an Attorney's Advice ..and it's free! Before your wallet or checkbook is stolen or lost, prepare...
Read this and make a copy for your files in case you need to refer to it someday. Maybe we should all take some of his advice!
A corporate attorney sent the following out to the employees in his company:
The next time you order checks have only your initials (instead of first name) and last name put on them. If someone takes your checkbook, they will not know if you sign your checks with just your initials or your first name but your bank will know how you sign your checks.
When you are writing checks to pay on your credit card accounts, DO NOT put the complete account number on the "For" line. Instead, just put the last four numbers. The credit card company knows the rest of the number and anyone who might be handling your check as i! t passes through all the check processing channels won't have access to it.
Put your work phone # on your checks instead of your home phone. If you have a PO Box use that instead of your home address. Never have your SS# printed on your checks (DUH!) you can add it if it is necessary. But if you have it printed, anyone can get it.
Place the contents of your wallet on a photocopy machine, do both sides of each license, credit card, etc. You will know what you had in your wallet and all of the account numbers and phone numbers to call and cancel.
Keep the photocopy in a safe place. I also carry a photocopy of my passport when I travel either here or abroad. We have all heard horror stories about fraud that's committed on us in stealing a name, address, Social Security number, credit cards, etc.
Unfortunately, I, an attorney, have firsthand knowledge because my wallet was stolen last month. Within a week, the thieve(s) ordered an expensive monthly cell phone package, applied for a VISA credit card, had a credit line approved to buy a Gateway computer, received a PIN number from DMV to change my driving record information on line, and more.
But here's some critical information to limit the damage in case this happens to you or someone you know: We have been told we should cancel our credit cards immediately. But the key is having the toll free numbers and your card numbers handy so you know whom to call. Keep those where you can find them easily.
File a police report immediately in the jurisdiction where it was stolen, this proves to credit providers you were diligent, and is a first step toward an investigation (if there ever is one).
But here is what is perhaps most important: (I never even thought to do this).
Call the three national credit-reporting agencies.
Milo Free Public Library News
BY JUDITH MACDOUGALL
Last Monday we were very busy helping a lot of teenagers-ages 17 and 18- find information about events that happened on their birth dates. For many the year was 1986. The library was able to help with the Day by Day series. We have them for the 40s, the 50s, the 60s, the 70s and the 80s. In a few months we will have the 90s. These books have a column for every day in the decade and list the events that happened on that day. Events are listed under World Affairs, Europe, Africa, the Americas, Asia, U.S. Politics, U.S. Foreign Policy, U.S. Economy, Science, Technology & Nature, and Culture, Leisure and Life Style. We use these books mainly for this assignment, but they are valuable whenever anyone has to work with dates and history of any kind. Our computers also have a program called Time Travel. This is more about the times and not so much about the exact date. The patron types in any date and up comes the information for that month. This page lists events, sports, the price of milk, bread, a new auto, a new home, the average income and the Dow Jones. In the entertainment field it lists the popular songs, best movie, best actor and best actress. All these listings add to the fun of the assignment and we were glad to be able to offer this information. I had been vaguely familiar with this assignment that Russell Carey had given often in his history class, but I was curious as to exactly what was asked for. I called Mr. Carey the other evening, and he told me he gave the students a list of items to use as a guideline. And what an interesting list! They were asked to find what happened on the day they were born concerning local, state and international events. He also suggested they find out about famous people, the current slang and the music that was popular ( Time Travel would be helpful here). Mr. Carey also asked that they try to interview three people who could remember when they were born or who could remember about the times when they were born. With cable station reruns the students have often had the opportunity to see the TV shows that were popular the year they were born. TV shows would be almost like going back in time as the students could view the clothing , hairdos , the slang, the humor and mores of the time. Mr. Carey , who has been giving this assignment for almost 30 years, stated that the students enjoy sharing their information with each other and learning about an earlier time pertinent to them.
Along these same lines, I was delighted to inherit a Victorian picture album last year that I did not even know existed. Since then I have been scrapbooking a Heritage photo album and immersing myself in the early 1900s working with copies of those pictures of my great-grandparents, my paternal grandmother who died before I was born and other relatives. I was also delighted to find several pictures of my father from babyhood to young manhood that I had never seen before. The clothes and the hairstyles are so different but the love , hopes and dreams of those relatives as they look at their children are the same as we have today. I have enjoyed looking at those old photographs and thinking of another time.
Remember the reference material we have on dates for whatever your needs or just come in to look something up out of curiosity. We would enjoy helping you at any time.
Library Winter Hours
Area Properties Listed as Pine Tree Zones
Certain properties located around Piscataquis County, Dexter, and Newport were officially approved as Pine Tree Zones during a recent announcement by Maine Governor John Baldacci.
The Pine Tree Zone initiative is a State sponsored tax incentive program dedicated toward businesses investments within certain geographic properties. In order to obtain these incentives, over 100 municipalities throughout Maine organized into eight regional groups to jointly apply for the designation. The Towns of Newport, Dexter, and six Piscataquis County municipalities applied together and were notified on Friday that their pre-application was successful. Communities with Town Meeting form of government need to have articles supporting the application approved on their annual Town Meeting Warrants.
Economic development officials from Piscataquis County, Newport, and Dexter were pleased at their applications success. Their application covered 17 different properties including:
- Plum Creek Timberlands Property, Big Moose Township
- Rail Junction Lot, Brownville
- Dexter Shoe Manufacturing buildings & Detroit Tool, Dexter
- Dexter Regional Airport district, Dexter
- Abbott Mill, Dexter
- Pleasant River Lumber, Dover-Foxcroft
- Pine Crest Business Park, Dover-Foxcroft
- Greenville Industrial Park, Greenville
- Greenville Airport, Greenville
Pride Mfg and the Interface Fabric Saulter facility, Guilford
- Hardwood Products and the Interface Fabrics downtown facilities, Guilford
- JSI Store Fixtures, Milo
- Ox-Yoke, Milo
- O&R Lumbra and the Derby Rail Yard, Milo
- Moosehead Manufacturing, Monson
- Newport Industrial Center, Newport
- Newport Progress Park, Newport
Incentives for businesses making investments within a Pine Tree Zone include:
100% credit against investment related income taxes for first five years, 50% credit for the next five years.
80% reimbursement of Maine income tax withholdings paid by qualified employees.
10 year sales tax exemption for all real estate construction materials.
10 year sales tax exemption for all personal property for use in qualified business activity.
The Pine Tree Zone application was written on behalf of the municipalities by John Holden, a Business Development Specialist with the Eastern Maine Development Corporation. Holden served as a neutral facilitator as the municipalities decided on what properties would be added to the Pine Tree Zone application. One part of the Zone application was a development plan that includes how properties can be improved, how they could be marketed, and how ongoing administrative issues will be accomplished. In order to streamline Zone related decision-making, the all the municipalities supported the concept of having an economic development organization represent their interests. The Dexter Town Council chose the Dexter Region Development Corporation, the Newport Board of Selectmen chose the Newport Development Corporation, while the six Piscataquis County municipalities chose the Piscataquis Properties Corporation.
News of the States approval was embraced by those involved with assisting on the application.
Judy Wilbur Craig, President of the DRDC was excited at the prospect of having certain properties within the Town designated. She noted the Dexter Shoe Buildings contained within a Pine Tree Zone have been underutilized too long and that perhaps these incentives will bring in newer, job creating businesses to the
area. Craig also hoped for future Pine Tree Zone related developments at the Dexter Municipal Airport which she said was one of the areas best kept secrets.
Jim Ricker, Newport Town Manager and member of the Newport Development Council also expressed satisfaction at the announcement. Newports two industrial parks are included on the list of Pine Tree Zone sites. Ricker noted that the close proximity to Interstate 95 has already made lots within the Parks attractive and that Pine Tree Zone designation will only increase their attractiveness. We field quite a few phone calls from businesses interested in the Parks. Its nice to have incentives with teeth to offer as well. Ricker also noted the positive relationships that have developed with Dexter and Piscataquis County through the Pine Tree Zone application process. Our meetings to discuss sites have opened all our eyes to the benefits of cooperating together. If we cant accommodate a business interested in coming to our individual area, the relationships weve built will help us easily promote the other Pine Tree Zone sites.
Mark Scarano, Executive Director of the Piscataquis Properties Corporation, a consortia of Piscataquis County municipalities that have joined together to promote property-based economic development, was pleased at the acceptance of sites within Piscataquis County. Weve been anticipating our sites being approved by the State and have mentioned the incentives to some businesses interested in expanding into Maine, Scarano stated. The incentives really grabbed their attention and, Im convinced, theyve given our State a second look because of Pine Tree Zones.
Traditions of a Milo-ite
BY KATHY WITHAM
It's that time of year again folks. There is still a little light in the sky when people are gathering in their houses for supper. I love to be cooking in my kitchen and be able to look into the west and see that beautiful gold...or sometimes deep pink...low in the sky. The outline of the trees in my backyard is black and scraggly against the sky...like a painting I've seen somewhere.
If I go for a walk that time of day, I can see lights on in people's homes...and they haven't pulled down their shades yet. Are all the moms in all of those houses preparing dinner? Are all of the teenaged boys having a chance to play a little one-on-one with their dads out in the driveway before being called in for supper? Are the little boys bugging their older brothers and dads for a chance at that ball? Are all the little girls picking up their after school toys? Are the teenaged girls talking to their friends on the phone or up in their rooms trying to decide what they are going to wear tomorrow to school....how they will fix their hair? Wouldn't it be wonderful if all the children in this town had only those things to think about between school and supper.
In an ideal world everyone would be happy at my favorite time of day. The workday is over and the evening looms. Still some hours for yourself....or not....but that is hopefully your choice. A view of the western sky at dusk is such a tranquil scene. It's worth the effort to find that spot in your own home and enjoy.
Perhaps that's why I've been able to cope all of these years with the stresses in my life. I can think of a hundred smells, scenes, or words that I can comfort myself with when things get tough. The words bath, hot cocoa, slippers and clean pajamas comfort. The sight of a cleaned up kitchen, little children all clean and powdered and tumbling into bed, a garden all weeded and watered, a child blowing out the candles on their birthday cake all comfort. The smell of a pie or yeast rolls baking in the oven, lilacs in bloom, body lotion on freshly bathed skin, all comfort. And
|how about this one: a pot of tea. How powerfully comforting is that?
Over my vacation I did little besides read recipes and try them out. One such recipe was the following:
Sirloin Tips In a Dijon Sauce
1 1/4 pounds sirloin tips, cubed (I had a sirloin roast cut up by my meat cutter right at the Farmer's Union...it weighed 1.69 lbs.)
2 Tablespoons butter or margarine
1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
3 cups sliced fresh mushrooms
1 garlic clove, minced (I used an elephant ear garlic clove..about the size of 2 regular cloves)
1/2 cup beef broth (I used a boullion cube dissolved in 1 cup of hot water but only used the 1/2 cup when it was used in the recipe)
1/4 cup white wine vinegar or cider vinegar (I used rice vinegar and it was milder and wonderful)
1 and 1/2 teaspoon soy sauce
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
2 teaspoons cornstarch
1/2 cup whipping cream
Hot cooked noodles
Chopped fresh parsley, optional
In a skillet, brown the meat in butter and oil; transfer to an ungreased 2 qt. baking dish. In the same skillet, saute mushrooms and garlic until mushrooms are tender, about 3 minutes. Pour mushrooms, garlic and drippings over the meat. Cover and bake at 325 degrees oven for 1 3/4 to 2 hours or until meat is tender. I went with the 1 and 3/4 and it was done and tender.
In a skillet, combine the broth, vinegar and soy sauce; bring to a boil. Boil for 2 minutes; set aside. Combine mustard, cornstarch and cream; stir into the broth mixture. Bring back to a boil; boil for 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Drain the juices from the baking dish into the broth mixture. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until thickened and bubbly. Add the beef. Serve over noodles. I cooked about a half a bag...didn't need quite that much. Then garnish with the parsley...I didn't do that.
My hairdresser, Tammy Vail, mentioned a pie that she remembered from her childhood. She said that it was sort of like a lemon pie that self frosted itself. Well, I remembered my family loving lemon sponge pie. I came home from my appointment and looked the recipe up in my old 1969 Rebekah's Cookbook. Sure enough, on a dog- earred, splattered up page I found it:
Mother's Lemon Sponge Pie
1 cup sugar
2 tablespoons flour
salt (that's what it says...I'm guessing 1/4 tsp.)
Piece of butter size of egg (can you believe this recipe!)
Add yolks of 2 eggs, juice and grated rind of 1 lemon
2 egg whites beaten stiff and folded in last.
Pour into a single crust (I'm guessing 9" pie)
Preheat to 350 degrees and cook for 5 minutes, then reduce to 275 for 50 minutes.
TELLINGTON T-TOUCH FOR CATS
Cheryl Lord, Certified Tellington TTouch Practitioner, will be teaching a workshop, Tellington TTouch for Cats, on Saturday, March 27th at the Thompson Free Library, Dover-Foxcroft from 9am
to noon. This gentle and effective method is easy to learn and addresses fear, shyness, health, emergency care, stress and behavior. Learn several basic touches and strokes to help calm and relax your cat. Fee: $20. Pre-registration is required. Contact Cheryl Lord, 285-7329 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org If you would like to learn more about the Tellington TTouch for all animals, Cheryl will be giving a 2 hr. benefit demonstration Saturday April 17th, 10am to noon sponsored by P.E.T.S.
66 Park St. Milo, Me 943-7432
We will be celebrating our
There will be daily specials, prize drawings
A Historical Review
Rivers and Dams in Maine - Part 6
Dams and Power - Phyllis Austin
Maine Times Sept. 16, 1977
(Submitted by C.K.Ellison, 2004)
Today, the tradeoffs are not done in secret or quickly. As with Dickey-Lincoln, the projects' costs and benefits are studied to death. There are strict licensing requirements by the Federal Power Commission (applying to utilities and to industries) and the Maine Public Utilities Commission (applying only to private utilities).
Environmental agencies also pick over the projects for potential harm; and there is ample time for public participation.
Although the Great Northern dam hasn't officially been announced, the natural Resources Council (NRC), which is coordinating the opposition to Dickey-Lincoln, is studying the West Branch plan. Wayne Cobb, deputy director for NRC, said the group wants to know if it's a good energy alternative. He said "positive alternatives" are needed for the next 25 years as part of developing a comprehensive environmental position on energy.Hydro power has been around in Maine for many years. It was the cornerstone of much community development. Towns and cities such as Biddeford-Saco, Lewiston-Auburn, Rumford, Livermore, Brunswick, Augusta, Waterville-Winslow and Bangor, were developed at points where falls in a waterway made hydro power readily available power. Until 1955, Maine still relied on hydropower for 17 percent of its total energy consumption. But by 1974. it had dropped to 10 percent, and the total is undoubtedly less today.
The opposite holds true for pulp and paper companies. Great Northern and 11 of the other largest mills in Maine produce 27.1 percent of their power needs through hydro generation; the rest of the power comes from oil, wood residue and spent liquors. Some companies produce almost all their power needs through hydro facilities. But they don't produce enough to consider selling electricity back to utilities or individuals. Surprisingly, with the thousands of rivers and streams in Maine, there are only 10 sites left which the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers lists as good potential hydro project sites. (continued next week)
LORA DOBLE BATES
SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. - Lora Doble Bates finished her earthly life on her 82nd birthday, Feb. 16, 2004. Born Feb. 16, 1922, in Milo, Lora was the daughter of W. Lawrence Doble and Olivia Johnston Doble. Lora attended Milo schools and graduated from Milo High School as valedictorian, Class of 1939.
She graduated from Farmington Normal School in 1942, and later completed her bachelor's of science degree at the University of Maine in 1945, while teaching in Orono. Lora had lived in South Burlington, Vt., since 1951, and taught elementary grades at several schools. She retired in 1982. Lora was a member of the First Baptist Church for more than 50 years, taught Sunday school, and belonged to Baptist women's groups. Lora is survived by her loving
husband, James H. Bates of South Burlington, Vt.; her son, Robert Bates and his wife, Joan, of Essex, Vt.; her daughter, Brenda Bates and her husband, Stuart Armstrong, of Sliver Spring, Md.; her sister, Jane Doble Annis and her husband, Philip of Dover-Foxcroft; two sisters-in-law, Barbara Doble of Milo, and Mary Doble of Burlington, Conn.; several grandchildren; great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents; a son, Brian; and two brothers, Benjamin and James Doble. Funeral services and burial were held in Burlington, Vt., on Thursday, Feb. 19, 2004.
CHRISTINE M. HOWARD
MILO - Christine Howard, 78, wife of Thomas S. Howard, died Feb. 26, 2004, at a Dover-Foxcroft nursing home in the loving company of her family and close friends. She was born Sept. 29, 1925, in Milo, the daughter of Charles H. and Albin M. (MacLean) Hoskins. She graduated from Milo High School, Class of 1943. Chris and Tom owned and operated the Milo True Value Hardware Store until their retirement. At the onset of her illness, Chris was employed as a test examiner for the Federal Office of Personnel Management, a position she had held for 21 years. Lovely, happy and caring, she leaves behind the town she loved; the Park Street United Methodist Church, which sustained her; and the count-less friends she made and cherished throughout her life. She is survived by her beloved husband of 56 years, Tom of Milo; three daughters, Stephanie Maciejewski and her husband, Leo, of Cape Elizabeth, Victoria Carey and her husband, Russell, of Milo, Valerie Cowing and her husband, Kenneth, of Milo; a son, Thomas Howard Jr. and his wife, Sheri, of Vassalboro; a sister, Bertha Summerton of Milo; 12 grandchildren, Sarah, Leo III, and Benjamin Maciejewski, Jessica Kinny, Alyson Ade, Ian Carey, Matthew, Christopher, George, and Kendra Cowing, Abigail Dawson, and Madalyn Howard; four great-grandchildren, Will Kinney, John Kinney, Ainsley Ade, and Emma Cowing; three special nieces, Laurel Richardson, Ann Marie Reinhart, and Debbie Osborn. She will be remembered by a large and loving extended family throughout the United States and Nova Scotia. She was predeceased by two special nephews, Wayne Sangillo, and James Summerton. Funeral services were conducted on Feb. 29, at the Park Street United Methodist Church, Milo, with the Rev. Michelle St. Cyr officiating. Following the service there was a time of fellowship and sharing at the church. Spring burial will be in the family lot in Evergreen Cemetery. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to Community Health and Counseling Services, Hospice Program, 14 Summer St., Dover-Foxcroft, ME 04426.
Editors note: Chris was one of Milos treasures. She was a joy to be around and everywhere she went her smile and sense of humor brightened the room. She was nonjudgmental and her love was unconditional and far-reaching. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends, and remembered with love by all.
The First Annual J.S.I. Charity Golf Tournament, scheduled for August 6, 2004, is open to the public. There is a $150 entry fee per person that may be paid by the individual or a sponsor. Spring is coming and
the snow is melting on the fairways and greens at the Katahdin Country Club. So get your woods waxed, your irons in shape, and your putters polished; tee off time is just around the corner!
PAWS COMES TOGETHER
Submitted by Victoria Eastman
The Penquis Animal Welfare Sanctuary is more than a safe haven for lost or abandoned animals. It is also a peaceful place for the humans who volunteer there as well as those who gather at the shelter for monthly PAWS meetings.
The Sanctuary is located at 39 Clinton St. and as of the meeting held on February 19th is the temporary home for, among others, a beautiful Persian cat, blind and abandoned; its claws having grown into its pads. For the duration of the meeting and longer this kitty remained securely snuggled, purring, in the arms of volunteer Kayla.
Kayla and volunteer Dawn come on scheduled days to tidy up and keep the kitties company. They usually stay a couple of hours, nurturing those felines who enjoy human companionship. There are still cats that hide, wide-eyed, behind the couch, against the wall, under the bed, and even in the folds of a comforter tucked beneath an old roll top desk.
On the night of the February meeting two of these very shy kitties found a home with a family from Dover who had previously adopted an abandoned cat.
Although PAWS has a number of volunteers, the shelter is still in need of weekend helpers. This is not hard work even though it takes a commitment. What can be more satisfying than having cats and kittens happily mewing and rubbing your legs while you open cans of food for them?
Volunteering for the shelter can extend beyond its walls. At the moment the building is being rented so a fund has been established to purchase the house. Two major fund-raising events are in the works.
The first is a PAWS cookbook featuring recipes by area residents. During the recent meeting it was suggested that families and friends who have lost loved ones might consider submitting one of their recipes as a tribute to them. The deadline for submission is March 7. The final product will be available for another fund-raiser scheduled for May.
A Book Fair for PAWS will be held at the Milo Town Hall on the same day as the Milo Historical Societys Antique Appraisal Fair, May 22nd. Although new books will be available, the Book sale will focus on selling used books at fabulous prices. Book donations may be dropped off at the shelter or call Victoria Eastman at 943-2400 to arrange for pick up. Anyone who would like to help set up at the sale may also call Victoria.
If you are interested in helping in any other way or would like to find out more about PAWS, please feel free to come to the next meeting on March 11 at 6 pm at the shelter on 39 Clinton Street in Milo.
|Milo Recreation Dept. announces :YOGA
Spring is just around the corner, let the changing of the season's renew not only our earth, but our mind and body as well. Come find ways to move and stretch that will bring about improved flexibility and lengthen and tone your body.
Starting Wed., March 10th, from 6:00 - 7:00 at the Milo Town Hall. $30.00 for the 8 week session.
Never tried before and not sure if you want to commit.....
Come try on a special Introductory Night.......Tues. March 3 6:30-7:30 @ Milo Town Hall $4.00 Cindy Herbest 943-2630 ,
See you there!
Please note what has been accomplished in the past year, by the Joseph P. Chassion Post #41 American Legion:
Flag Disposal drop box, Americanism Oratorical Contest Support of the local boy scouts, Donations to the Childrens Miracle Network, Support of American Legion baseball, Boys State, Scholarships to high school students, Donation of 48 phone cards to wounded veterans, Donation to fishing derby, Donation to Hospice
Dinner fund drive for familys in need, Support our troops rally, Memorial Day parade, Blue Star Banners issued at no cost to families, Graves registration started, Repair work on hall and improvements
All the above has been done with yard sales, raffles, hall rentals, and Bingo each Friday night.
VETERANS, by joining the post or members becoming more active in the post, much more could be accomplished. We invite you to participate in this mission.
This invitation is issued by the Commander, Adjutant, and Sergeant of Arms of The American Legion Post #41. Please give us a call at 943-2542.
MSAD #41 SCHOOL LUNCH MENU
1st-Bacon cheeseburger, oven fries, peas, fruit, and milk everyday.
2nd-Super sandwich (two meats, lettuce, tomato, cheese, pickle), scallop potato, fruit.
3rd-Shepherds pie, buttered carrots, dinner roll, fruit.
4th-Chicken burger, potato logs, salad, birthday cake.
5th-Pizza, green beans, fruit, assorted desserts.
8th-Penquis special, rice, carrot sticks, fruit.
9th-Oven fried chicken, mashed potato, creamed corn, dinner roll, fruit.
10th-Spaghetti/meat sauce, salad greens, dinner roll, pears.
11th-Fish burger, potato ovals, cucumbers, fruit.
12th-Baked beans, hot dogs, Cole slaw, biscuit, double chocolate cookie.
15th-Pizza bagel, rice pilaf, mixed veg., fruit.
16th-Italian sandwich, potato smiles, corn, fruit.
17th-Juice, pancakes, baked ham, vitamin sticks, applesauce.
18th-Hamburg soup, chicken salad sand., assorted veg., fruit.
19th-Ravioli, winter mix veg., dinner roll, apple crisp.
22nd-Teriyaki chicken, mashed potato, broccoli, dinner roll, fruit.
23rd-Macaroni/cheese, chicken nuggets, 3-bean salad, dinner roll, fruit.
24th-Chili, salad, corn bread, pineapple.
25th-Pork & gravy, mashed potato, broccoli/cheese, dinner roll, carrot cake.
26th-Chicken & rice burrito, lettuce & tomato, fruit.
BACK ALONG WEATHER
From Grammie McClearys weather diary.
2nd-Sunny-40° at 12 (noon)
3rd-Sunny-42° at 12.
4th-Sunny-46° at 12.
5th-Snowing & blowing all day & evening-22° at 12.
6th-Snowing & blowing all day & evening-22° at 12.
7th-Sunny & windy-40° at 12.
8th-P. Cloudy L. rain-46° at 12.
Knights of Columbus Free Throw Contest
BY EDDIE OAKES
The winners in the Milo-Brownville Knights of Columbus annual free throw contest were; 14-year olds, Erica Lyford and Nick Emery; 13-year olds, Erica Lyford and Kristopher Foss; 12-year olds, Morgan Royal and Kiel Larson; 11-year old, Kasey Sherburne and Eddie Cobb; 10-year olds, Shelby Weston and Taylor Delano.
The winners will compete in a district free throw contest in Dover-Foxcroft on Saturday, February 28. The winners at Dover-Foxcroft will compete in the state free throw contest in Old Town on Saturday, March 6.
Late-breaking news: Saturday, February 28,
The winners of todays Knights of Columbus Free Throw Contest are Shelby Weston, Morgan Royal, Erica Lyford, Eddie Cobb, Kiel Larson, and Kristopher Foss.
A daughter, Thalia Carmen Hogan, to Alaina Burnell and Bryan Hogan of Dover-Foxcroft on February 22, 2004. Wt. 7 pounds.
THREE RIVERS KIWANIS NEWS
CHILDREN: PRIORITY ONE
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.
FEBRUARY 25, 2004 MEETING MINUTES
SUBMITTED BY NANCY GRANT, SECRETARY
President Zamboni said good morning to a great group of twenty-three members, Past Lt. Gov. Doc Sherman with an interclub from Dover-Foxcroft, and Key Club officers Shawn Burke, Lindsay Small, and Cameron Wellman.
Roy Bither led the Pledge of Allegiance today. Edwin Treworgy had thanks for the beauty of the day and asked for guidance in his prayer.
The Orono/Old Town newsletter was circulated.
Carl and Sophie Wilson celebrate their wedding anniversary today! Birthday wishes go out to Lois Trask and Ruby Grindle on March 2.
Happy dollars were donated for being gone from the State Police but not forgotten, comprehensive funding for Milo, variety show help, interclub and Key Club attendees, Fred being here today, and a heartfelt thanks for the Key Club donation to the animal shelter. A sad dollar was given because of forgetting about a meeting.
Joe Zamboni told us about one of our members who has tirelessly given of his time in many club programs and community service projects. His positive attitude is an inspiration to everyone. Joe was honored to present Edwin Treworgy with an engraved mantel clock to show our appreciation for his contributions and leading the club as President in 2002-2003.
Key Club President Shawn Burke told us about the 30-hour famine planned for Feb. 27 and 28. The purpose is to raise money for starving children. Trish Hayes reported on the blood drive for March 7, officer nominations held on Feb. 23rd, and officer elections planned for March 1 at 5 pm in the PVHS library. She also told us about a fairly new organization, Dreams for Maine Kids, that helps terminally ill children make a wish come true. The Key Club will be selling raffle tickets at the Variety Show on April 2 and 3 for a
|handmade quilt and three handmade bears to raise money for this project. These students HAVE made a difference in our community with over 500 hours of service!! Three of them have over 50 hours and the majority of the members have at least 25 hours of serving the community in less than one year! KUDOS!
Val Robertson reported that the Three Rivers News is still solvent!
Val said that recipes are still needed for the Animal Shelter project cookbook. These will sell for $10 each and she already received orders for more than 100. Please send your recipes and memories to Val by e-mail within two weeks. The money raised will go a long way in purchasing the present animal shelter building.
Roy Bither, Eben DeWitt, Joe Zamboni, and Edie Miles are planning to visit the Dover-Foxcroft Kiwanis Club meeting next Tuesday.
Joe is gathering information to host a canoe race this summer.
Kathy Witham had posters ready to advertise the Variety Show. There is still time to put an act together!
We agreed to honor Alan Monroes request to provide a lunch at the antique appraisal/book fair at the Town Hall on May 22.
Kevin Black will be our guest speaker on March 3.
A sure sign that Spring is near: The top photo shows Golden Boy, one of the four roosters who reside at the Robertson farm. Casanova, the white rooster in the foreground of the second picture, drove him away from the ladies. As you can see, love is in the air, and the roosters are eyeing the ducks as potential girlfriends, as well as the hens. The scuffles over the girls are noisy, but no one is ever harmed in the confrontation. The boys look big and mean, but they are lovers not fighters and get along quite well most of the time.