Three Rivers News, 2004-07-19
MONDAY, JULY 19, 2004


The RED SOX........who lost to the A's in the
 final game of the play-offs , 4-2

2004 Little League Championship.

It came down to the wire for the A's and the Red Sox at Davis Field in Brownville Jct. on a drizzly Thursday evening. Each team now with 1 loss; somebody was going to go home the champs and the A's pulled out a 4-2 win over the Red Sox.

The A's scratched their way to the top after losing their first game in the playoffs to the Mets; but consistent hitting and solid defense gave them the 2004 Little League Championship.

A large crowd was on hand to watch a great game. Eddie Cobb and Derek Hibbs were on the mound for the A's, combining for 14 strikeouts. Jake Lyford and Mitch Fadley pitched for the Red Sox and had a combined 11 strikeouts.

It was a great season, and nice to have the extra field in Brownville. For the first time in a long time, all the games were played as scheduled. A big thanks goes out to the people who made it possible.......Great job A's, you played hard and it paid off.


Hats Off!

Hats off to Dean Bellatty and the Brownville Rec Commission, to the Little League coaches, and parents, who have covered all the bases this season in running a truly excellent, well organized, and fan friendly program.

Everything was great, from the concession stands to the maintenance of the fields--but most of all , the boys and girls who played their hearts out and hopefully had fun in doing so.

Bill Sawtell


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Friday and Saturday – July 23 & 24
6 Pine Street (By Pleasant Park)

Penquis Valley High School
Class of 1999

5th Year Reunion/Social
 at the SeaDog Restaurant, 
26 Front Street, Bangor (on the waterfront) .
August 7, 2004 6pm
RSVP or questions? Please call 207-279-0179 or
All are welcome! Hope to see you there!

The Park Street United Methodist Church will be holding their
Annual Strawberry Supper
on Friday, July 23,  from 5 PM-6:30PM
 in the large dining room.

Menu includes: ham,
potato salad, cole slaw, peas, rolls, and strawberry shortcake, along with coffee, tea, or punch.

Cost is $6.00 for adults and $3.00 for children. Shortcake only will Be $2.00.
Take-Outs are available.
We hope to see you all there.

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Three Rivers Kiwanis will pick up your clean usable items to be sold at our auction next summer.   We will pick up any clean furniture or working appliances that you may be replacing.  In years past, we have asked for items right before the auction, but we want you to know you can call us to pick up usable items all year long!  Call any of the following Kiwanians to arrange for your treasures to be hauled away.

Joe Zamboni    943-2271 Eben DeWitt     943-2486
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Memories of a Brownville Junction Railroader
Continued after a Virus -1964-65

Gone was All Eastern Maine Class M point guard Rodney Ross and Walter Farrar, Allan Butterfield, and sixth man Bill Sawtell. New starters were Wayne Kirby, Gerald Kirby, and Walt Rendzia joining David Brown and Tom Lockhart, who was starting his fourth straight campaign.

The team breezed through the regular season undefeated, with Lockhart and Wayne Kirby doing much of the scoring. In the opening round of the tourney at Bangor they just beat Ashland in a double overtime game thanks to the heroics of Wally Rendzia.

In the second round, things looked bleak against Sumner when David Brown contacted his fifth foul in only the second quarter. In came Cary Butterfield to play a great game and lead the Railroaders to an 81-57 romp over Jerry Kane's charges.

But in the finale, the Cinder City boys bowed to Mount Desert 70-52. They had played their best game in the second round.

For the third straight season the Railroaders went down to defeat in the Eastern Maine finals. But a better day was to come.


Milo’s first tournament of this season took place June 27th. The winners were: first place – Robin Demers & Ernie Madden; second place – Tracy Hartmann & Torrey Ellis; and third place – Jan Waterman & Scott Lee.

Social tennis continues on every Tuesday evening (5:30PM to 7:30PM) and Sunday afternoon (1:30PM to 3:30PM). Call Mary Lou 965 9721 for more information.

Photo left to right: Front Row – Tracy Hartmann, Kate Hamlin, Robin Demers, Mary Lou Lee, Liza Comeau, Jan Waterman and Barbara Hamlin Back Row – Mike Weston, Torrey Ellis, Ernie Madden, Mike Comeau, Bob Lee, Scott Lee and Ben Kittredge

Front Row,Left To Right:Wesley Rouse, Caitlyn Durant, Laura Gray, Whitney Homes, And Alyssa Gray. Second Row, Left To Right: Cole Dumonthier, Kassy Estes, Greg Estes, Hannah Pray, And Ian Fariel

Other Participants But Not In Photo: Elizabeth Blanchard, Mckenzie Morel, Morgan Drake Tayler Johnson And Shelby Weston.

The Milo youth tennis program for beginner and intermediate players started June 21st and ended with a round robin tournament on July 14th. The tournament was well supported by family and friends gathered around the courts. Two groups played for 2 hours and after 5 rounds of play, the winners in the first group with the most games won: Ian Fariel-1st place, Greg Estes-2nd place. The winners in the second group with the most games won; Kassy Estes-1st place and Cole Dumonthier-2nd place.

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1 TICKET-$1.00, 6 TICKETS-$5.00

Penquis Animal Welfare Sanctuary would like to thank the Milo Farmer’s Union for their generous donation of the grill!!!!

The drawing will be held Friday, August 13th at 6:00 PM at the Milo Farmer’s Union.

Tickets are available at the Milo Farmer’s Union courtesy booth, where you can also purchase your copy of the P.A.W.S. cookbook, “Cooking With P.A.W.S”.



This precious baby and her two littermates are ready to be adopted from P.A.W.S.  They are happy and healthy, but will require a special home as they are shy.  They were rescued from a building on Gould Street and can’t wait to get to know you!!!

There are also two beautiful spayed female calico cats who need a loving home. One is de-clawed and the other is not. Either of these girls would make a wonderful companion, as all they want is a place and person to call their own!   Call Julie at 943-5083 to learn more.

Letters to the Editors

We received a flurry of letters this week and I would like to share some with you.

Hello Val, Just wanted to let you know how much we look forward to the TRC News in the mail each week. I used to read it "on-line", but sometimes forget to. We are slowly beginning to spend more time at our new cabin in Milo, and hope to spend more of the Summer there than in Foxboro, MA.

My reason for writing is to comment on the article by Kathy Witham on page 5, "Traditions of a Milo-ite." Although some references are to specific things in Milo, much of the article brings back "long-ago" memories for someone like me, who apparently is the same age, "mid-fiftiesh." The tv warming up for 5 minutes, the shows that were on tv could be memories from any hometown back in the 50's. I also remember a 25 cent allowance, the respect we had for our teachers and principal (in Foxboro, my Mom, Dad, and Aunt all had the teachers that I had a generation later, so I had to be careful!), and products such as DUZ with the dishware inside each box. Also, nothing was ever locked; either houses or cars, and it was common for a Mother to send a child next door or down the street to "borrow" a cup of sugar or some other commodity that was needed, and to walk right in that house unannounced! Today, that is unheard of! Did I say that life seemed so much simpler as we think back to those days?

Thank you to Kathy for a nice article that could have almost taken place anywhere in "Smalltown USA. Just one question, she refers to "Mott's Jewelry Store." Just out of curiosity, as my last name would imply, where was this located, and are there any survivors left?

Thank you again, Glenn Mott


 After reading the latest, which I do each week, I must tell you I especially enjoyed Val Robertson and Kathy Withan. I grew up in Milo starting on 11-7-22 and still enjoy hearing about Milo. Thanks for putting such a good paper on line for us, Ernest C Buzzell

( on Friday, July 16, 2004 at 15:09:58


I am the editor of the Holiday/Seasonal Cooking site at I am writing to ask if you would send one of your cookbooks to me so I might be able to do a book review and recommend your cookbook to my readers? I get over 3000 readers from all over the world each month and we are rapidly growing. I have already generated
traffic for the people who have been advertised on my site recently.

With my book review my readers will also have a chance to visit your site through the links posted with the article. This article will remain in a subject link on each page for book reviews. That way you will get more visitors and hopefully purchases through my site. I look forward to hearing from you.

Sincerely,Deborah Adams, Editor Holiday/Seasonal Cooking

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I sent her a copy of the “Cooking With P.A.W.S.” cookbook and she sent the following:

Dear Valerie,

Below is the first draft article on the Cooking with P.A.W.S. cookbook you sent me.. If you don't mind looking it over before I put it up on the site I would appreciate it.. that way if you see something that needs to be changed
please feel free to let me know. I'd like it to be as descriptive as possible.

I will send the readers to the link below. It will be imbedded in the article also. When the article is no longer featured in "today's featured cookbook reviews" I will have it reside permanently in the link on the front page titled "cookbook reviews" I may cycle your cookbook through the front page several times in the future when I have caught up on cookbook reviews because I like the project. If you would like to link to the review you won't have any trouble accessing it as it will also remain in archives. I'll send the URL to the review to you when I get it up after I hear back from you. Thanks Deborah
Cooking with P.A.W.S. presented by Penquis Animal Welfare Sanctuary

Not only will you find this cookbook full of wonderful recipes for you but you will also find a section of recipes for the animals in your life. The folks who put this recipe book together are working to raise the money to
purchase the building and property where volunteers run a safe home for area strays and abandoned companion animals. They work to have the animals adopted by people who will care for them and take care of the animals who
don't get adopted. Check out the site for more information on this great project.

The cookbook is a soft cover/spiral bound book with "Doggone good recipes from the heart of Maine". It starts with some Savory Wisdom and moves on to
a brief explanation of their efforts. The recipe section of this book is divided into ApPETizers and Party Fare, Soups, Salads and Breads, Main Dishes and CATseroles, Side Dishes and Veggies, Sweet Tweets, For and By
Kids, and Just for Pets. Pictures of some of their precious tenants are scattered throughout the book. Not only will you find recipes but each section has tips, hints and suggestions and a page for keeping a log of your favorite recipes.

Recipes like Chicken Marsala, Cranberry Pork Tenderloin and Crab Quiche will bring your guests running to the table and desserts such as Blueberry cake,
Harvest Apple Pudding With Vanilla Sauce and Russian Teacakes will keep them there long enough for drafting to dish duty! These folks haven't forgotten the kids either. Edible Play Dough, Muddy Puppy Chow for Kids (this is
delicious!) and Hot Dog Mummies are a few of the fun recipes in this section. The "Just For Pets" section has some great ideas for the animals around your home. From Training Treats to Suet for birds and Homemade Doggie
Bones, you'll find something to suit Fido's tastes too.

You won't be disappointed if you get this cookbook as it is filled with many tasty recipes and you will also be helping aid in the efforts there.

I thanked her and she replied:

You are welcome to use it anytime and anyway you would like to.. I just hope that it brings you more support in your efforts there. The article URL is It will remain in archives and in cookbook reviews link on the front page so you may link to it anytime. I'm glad you liked it.
Anytime. It was a pleasure.


Traditions of a Milo-ite
By Kathy Witham

To get to be ninety years old, with all of your faculties, is a momentous occasion. My dear Aunt mom's sister....reached that birthday this week. She's a dear little lady who still lives by herself, in her own home (with lots of supervision by her daughter, my cousin). Very proud and elegant, she still goes to the beauty parlor each week for a fresh "do." She's had some rough times in the last few years, even braving a March afternoon laying on the ground, unseen for several hours, where she'd fallen on her way to the garage to take herself off for an appointment. She stubbornly stayed alive until a neighbor eventually heard her cries for help. Imagine the panic when the neighbor saw her and ran to her aid. Nobody wants to find a beloved old friend in such dire need of rescue.

Family and friends....but mostly family, gathered at my cousin's home last weekend to celebrate the birthday. One of the gifts that I took her was a snapshot that was taken at a family reunion in 1948. I was able to date the picture by the age of the people in it. Take me for instance....I was a squirming, stretching toddler of approximately 15 months old in my Aunt's arms. My mother was pregnant for my brother at the time, and probably relished the relief that spending a day with all those helping hands afforded her. The snapshot was in black and white...but I have seen actual colored movie footage of that day over at Hovey's Beach in Milo, where we were all gathered. My outfit was actually blue, and I had a blue ribbon in my hair.

I marveled at the history that has taken place since that hot summer day. Not the least of which is the fact that Hovey's Beach no longer exists and many Milo-ites never saw it....never experienced it....never even heard of it....and never will. All of those brothers and sisters with all those little kids, were having such a good time. My Nana was there with all of her brood...she had 10 children. Her children all married well, and most of them presented her with grandchildren. The majority of us cousins were born within a 5 or 6 year post-war period. Lots of little Scottish munchkins running around playing at family reunions that seemed to always be in Milo because of our central location. I don't remember if the beach was private....but I do think my father used to call and let the owners know that we were coming. With Dad's in-laws, though, it was probably more like a warning call.

The place....or maybe it was the memories made there....appealed so much to my brother, that when he was 8 or 9 he wanted to own it. I think he had a business plan, even as a little boy, with ideas for expansion, and he even had signage all designed. In hindsight, a well maintained, convenient, public picnic area wasn't such a bad idea at all.

On to another subject: I invited all of my friends in the Chic In Red of Milo Maine Chapter of the Red Hat Society to tea yesterday. It was a lovely occasion. We met at the Down Home Bed and Breakfast and sipped tea (iced, of course) and munched on Marilyn's Peanut Butter Brownies and Ollie's Date Bars. We took lots of photos....with the Red Hatters it's just one photo opportunity after another! We made plans to do lots and lots of things. I think we've got way more plans than we've got time to do them. But, having lots of things to choose from is a good thing. Plan on seeing us in local parades and other events in and around Piscataquis County. It did occur to me that my husband has a RED truck. With a few embellishments....we've got ourselves a float.

How many trips to the laundromat does it take before you finally break down and buy yourself a new dryer? Or, as the case

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was with me....a new dryer belt! Just about six....maybe eight. No more than that. We are so fortunate that we have such a clean and well maintained facility in Milo. And for those of you who just can't have a washer or dryer for one reason or another, it's definitely a Taj Mahal of laundromats. I've had to use it many times when my own equipment has been down for repairs. But, hopefully, the new belt will be in place before the sun sets on this day...and I will once again be able to do my favorite chore in the confines of my own abode.

We're at seventy-two hours and counting before the wedding. It doesn't seem possible that the time has finally arrived. I've still got two trips to Bangor to get under my belt before leaving for the coast. However, I've spent the last two nights laying awake making lists in my head about what I need to if I'm not ready....or if I forget won't be because I sloughed off on my worrying. I say it doesn't pay to become too complacent. On the other hand, it sure doesn't help to become overly obcessive-compulsive. If you've got a huge event coming up in your life, and you are responsible for any portion of it, and the event is not only taking place in another town...but in another part of the state, plan on forgetting to take at least one if not two or three necessities. I don't care how organized you are, you're going to forget something! As long as you are aware of that statistic going into it...and you plan should be all set. Thank God there's a Wal-Mart or a Rite Aid in almost every little town in Maine. You can even get your blood pressure pills in an emergency if you forget those! Watch out Nannie's gonna blow!!! Not a pretty sight, believe me!

You know how many stories have an epilogue? Well, the epilogue to this story is that my husband just called me to come to the laundry room and look down into the innards of my dryer. That, too, was not a pretty sight. There was enough lint encasing the inside of that dryer to insulate a small home....or ignite a large fire. There is no doubt in my mind that angels were sent to earth specifically to break that dryer belt of mine and force us to vacuum the thing out. Little miracles happen every day....and I believe this was one of them.

Our dinner tonight was one that I've told you about before....but I put a new little spin on it. We had Scalloped Potato w/sausage, onions and peas. I also had corn bread and a fresh lettuce salad. Here's how it went:

1 Hungry Jack Creamy Scalloped Potato mix
4 Emeril's Gourmet Apple and Chicken sausage (I got these at Sam's and had grilled them and they were left over) You can also use a kielbasa sausage in this.
1/2 large sweet onion cut in rings
1/2 cup frozen peas

Prepare the scalloped potato mix according to package directions. I mixed it in a 2-quart casserole. I added the sausage that I had sliced up,  the onion that I had cut in rings and the peas. I baked it at 400 ° for about 40 minutes.

I prepared the Golden Corn Bread according to the package directions and I baked it in my small #5 (8 and 1/8 inch) iron frying pan. I put the iron frying pan in the over with a dob of butter in it and let the pan heat up and the butter melt (don't let it burn). I used my mitt to remove the pan from the oven...swirled the butter around to coat the pan...added the corn bread mixture and put it back in the oven for 15 minutes....right along with the casserole.

The salad greens came from my sister-in-law's farm stand. Marilyn Wyman has bags of fresh lettuce greens over at her stand this year, and this is such a nice idea. I washed and spun the leaves and placed a handful of greens on each salad plate. I topped with Craisins and toasted slivered almonds and then dressed with Raspberry Vinaigrette. This was a scrumptious supper.

The Milo District Schools
By Lloyd J. Treworgy
Continued Part XVII

In 1851, at the annual meeting in March, it was “voted to redivide District 2 into 2,4 and 6 – exactly as they were before they were consolidated at the annual meeting in March 1849.

School annals were brief in 1852, the most important item being the appropriation of $400 for support of schools.  Common schools, as they were usually called at that time, rather than Public

or Elementary schools, as they would be later.  The terms “scholar” and “common” were current for years.  Even today, although those words are obsolete when used in that sense, they would still be understandable.  No one would look questioningly at the user nor ask him to repeat.

The amount of $400 in support of schools continued for the nest two years.

In 1853 voters again approved the withdrawal of school money.  This time it was Iona b. Hobbs, Jr., Daniel Moores and Sanford McPhetres who applied for and received permission to draw “their scholars” proportion of school money.

In the next three years, 1854-55-56, nothing of importance to school operation occurred.  Voters raised $563 in each of these years for the support of schools.

Back in the 1840’s, you remember, voters first authorized formation of District 8 and then almost immediately voted to annex District 8 to District 1.

At the meeting of March 9, 1857, voters successfully carved out District 8  (Drake District) from District 3 (Hobbstown) and District 5 (Village).  This time the new district stayed as authorized.

The list of school agents now appearing in the records were as follows:

District 1, Joseph L. Sargent; 2, Lewis L. Mayo; 3, William Hobbs; 4. John Lindsay; 5, Isaac Leaonard; 6, Nathaniel Day; 7, Aaron Morse; 8, Henry K. Palmer.

The 1858 town meeting brought out the distaste of voters for repairs and new construction.  They voted to pass over an article “to give an opinion of the town in regard to the disagreement of the inhabitants of School District 1, and if they think it necessary or expedient to require a sum to rebuild or repair the schoolhouse in said district.

Last of the school districts, No. 9 (the Holbrook District, centering at the corner of Billington and River roads), became a fact at the town meeting of March 8, 1858.

The annex of district lines went on, the town voting, at this meeting “to set off Albion and Jeremiah Webb ( and a number of other specified lots) from District 1 and annex to District 5.”

At the town meeting on March 12, 1860 the town elected its first “Supervisor of Schools”, with the obscure statement appended:  “in line of the superintending school committee.”

Milo’s first elected Superintendent of Schools was Ezra Kimball.  That was Dr. Ezra Kimball, whose office it has been mentioned earlier, was in the residence just on the Brownville side of where the home of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Howard stands today.  Dr. Kimball was the great-grandfather of Mrs. Nora Hamlin and Mrs. Mary Tyler.

By 1865 the amount raised for support of common schools was $800.  And now the wording of the article in the warrant gives evidence that state law had begun to regulate local education.  The article that was voted at town meeting proposed the amount of $800 “over and above what is required by law to be divided among the several districts at the discretion of the selectmen and school committee.”

Just what the law required as basic “ to be divided among the several districts”, and whether, indeed, the state itself had begun to contribute a share of the cost of education, is not apparent from the article, not from any other explanation in the records.

It is from the year 1864 that we have our first glimpse, a mere glimpse, of the district teacher and of the certificate that authorized her to teach.  These certificates have been donated to the Historical Society by Mrs. Mary Tyler of Alton St.

They were issued, one in 1864, two in 1865  to Mary E. Kimball, grandmother of Mrs. Tyler and Mrs. Nora Hamlin.  Mary E. Kimball was also the daughter of Dr. Ezra Kimball, just mentioned as the first elected Supervisor of Schools in Milo.  Dr. Kimball  himself received his certificate to practice medicine in Maine in 1865.

All three of these teacher’s certificates received by Mary E. Kimball read the same, except for the filled-in district in which she was hired to teach.  This is the wording:

“This certifies that in the opinion of the undersigned, Miss Mary E. Kimball, of Milo, has a good moral character, and is qualified to give instruction in reading, writing, spelling, geography, arithmetic
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and in such other studies as are taught in public schools and particularly those taught in (here was filled in the district:  District 2 in the certificate of December 15, 1864; District 5, April 14, 1865; and District 9, November 2, 1865).

All these were signed by two or all three of the following members of the superintending school committee:  George W. Lord, C.B. Huckins and W.E. Gould..

A Historical Review

A Comparison of Two Well-Known Town Corporations ; Milo Community Hospital - Milo Free Public Library
(Submitted by C.K. Ellison, 2004)

1. Quote: "The Town of Milo voted September 4, 1980 to move that the charter of the Milo Community Hospital Corp. be revoked by the town effective September 15, 1980....Neil Hamlin reported that legal council has advised the Board of Selectmen that with respect to the motion, there is no charter for the town to revoke...The Milo Community Hospital is a non-profit corporation organized under the laws of the State of Maine, and exists under State law. The State is the only entity, which can dissolve the corporation, by voluntary action on the part of the trustees of the corporation, or, involuntarily by action of creditors of the corporation.
The assets of the hospital are assets of the corporation, and may be disposed of only by the corporation. The sale of the corporate assets by the selectmen is not possible as long as the corporation is in existence, and as long as the trustees refuse to dissolve the corporation. Given these facts, it is the opinion of the Board of Selectmen that it is impossible for them to carry out the mandate of the town as expressed in their vote." [The Maine Municipal Association was one of three legal firms consulted. I was a member of the Milo Community Hospital Board of Trustees, 1980, as was Lewis Valente, and others.]

2. The Milo Free Public Library was incorporated in 1921, and is on record as being in good standing as a Nonprofit Corporation, as of today. The filing date was, August 16, 1921. The Certificate of Incorporation became an important part of the compiled history submitted to the Maine Historic Preservation Commission; that resulted in the Milo Free Public Library being listed on the National Register of Historic Places, 1989. Quoting from a copy of the Milo Free Public Library's certificate of incorporation: "The purposes of the said corporation are -- to establish and maintain a free public library in the town of Milo, Maine, for the use of the people; to build, erect and maintain a building for library purposes. provide rooms for reading, studying and other social purposes that usually pertain to a library building, and to do all acts necessary and incidental to the carrying on of a free public library; to purchase books, periodicals, papers, magazines, and other supplies necessary for said library, and to equip and maintain said library with all needful articles, supplies or equipment of any kind; to acquire, hold and own by devise, bequest, purchase or gifts all real and personal property necessary for the maintenance of said library, within the limits of the law, and to do all acts and things, and have all powers, rights and privileges that like corporations possess and enjoy under the laws of the State of Maine."

The Milo Free Public Library's TID: 01-6012719. An investigation by interested persons may determine that a status of a Nonprofit Corporation could be very beneficial when applying for grants, such as from the Maine Library Commission, through the New Century Community Bond Program. [Regarding the IRS 501c3 nonprofit status, allegedly, the actual cost to the corporation would be $150.00 to $500.00 at the most, depending on the receipts.]

[Personally, I would like to see the library's assets again reported in the town's annual reports; and the departmental accounts itemized as they were prior to 1996. Anybody agree?]


Front to back – Left – Paula Speed, Carole Clukey, Emily Gould, Bea Mailman, Mary Bridges, and Sena Sherman.  Right – Laura Schnell, Nancy Woodard, Esther Trask, Delores Mayo, Lyn Sherburne, Ellen Stall, and Betty Graunke.

The inaugural meeting of the Ladies of the Lake Chapter of the Red Hat Society was held at The Restaurant on Tuesday, July 13, 2004.  A good time, with much chatter and many laughs,  was had by the thirteen ‘ladies’ in attendance.  They also enjoyed a delicious luncheon.


A son, Jacob Patrick Hathorne, to Lisa Theriault and Patrick Hathorne of Dover-Foxcroft on July 06, 2004.  Wt. 7 pounds 1 ounce.

A daughter, Kiara Wendy-Jade Dunham, to Tanya Neal and Wendell Dunham of Milo on July 15, 2004.  Wt. 5 pounds 15 ounces.

THE RIVERSIDE STREET BIRTHDAY CLUB MET at the Red Earth Café on Thursday, July 15, to belatedly celebrate Nancy and Sheila’s birthdays.  Mary Marks, Jean McKusick, Sheila Ellis, Judy O’Connor, Linda O’Connor, Nancy Grant, and Doris Washburn live or used to live on Riverside Street in Milo and have been getting together for each other’s special day for 30 years or more.

Usually the last one having a birthday makes a dessert for the next but this time we decided to enjoy a buffet of treats ‘made by Shelley’ at the Café.


Friday and Saturday – July 23 & 24
6 Pine Street (off  Pleasant Street)


Items for sale include clothing, books, videotapes, stereo stand, some jewelry, toys, pictures frames, computer table, cassette tapes, 33-45-78 records, postcards, sheet music, two sewing machines, collectibles, kitchen items, small appliances, and a small portable TV/VCR.


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From Grammie McCleary’s weather diary.

JULY 1993
20-Cloudy rain-54 in the am.
21-Sunny windy cooler showers-58 in the pm.
22-Showers-64 in the am.
23-M sunny shower am-60 in the pm.
24-Cloudy sunny shower-82 in the am.
25-Sunny awhile Cloudy-50 in the pm.
26-Sunny windy-80 in the am.



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 Zamboni greeted sixteen members and guests Past Lt. Gov. John Cushing, Past Lt. Gov. Doc Sherman, Bonnie Guyotte, Hoyt Fairbrother, and Brenda Kelly from the Dover-Foxcroft Kiwanis Club.

Eben DeWitt led the Pledge of Allegiance and Herb Dunham asked for guidance and safety for our troops in harm’s way in his prayer.

Ed Treworgy read an inspirational message about starting with yourself.  An Anglican Bishop who lived and died over 900 years ago questioned his life while on his deathbed.  He had tried to change his country, nation, and family but didn’t succeed.  He realized that he should have changed himself instead.  It would have meant changing all the others in the process!

Correspondence:  Orono/Old Town newsletter.  A letter of proposed resignation from Roy Bither.

Birthdays: Brian Salley on the 14th, Dennis Dorsey on the 15th, Madolyn Macomber on the 19th, and Jim Macomber on the 22nd.  Anniversaries: Jim and Madolyn Macomber and Don and Michelle St. Cyr on the 20th.

Happy and sad dollars were donated for Max in the news, son Ryan back from Iraq and on US soil!!, nice to be

back from vacation, starting vacation, Kiwanis International Convention, glad to see friends from Dover, ordering two pancakes, and very sadly for the passing of little Mitchell Smith.

Trish Hayes reported that the Key Club traveled to Manna in Bangor last evening.

The Three Rivers News had an all time hard copy sales of 345 two weeks ago.

Joe reported that help is needed within the next week to build forms for the gazebo.

Joe also asked for help with the Humble Farmer show tonight.  Buffy ‘volunteered’ to chair the refreshments and Murrel will take care of setting up tables and chairs.

Steve Hamlin gave us an update for the JSI Charity Golf Tournament set for Friday, August 5.  Four spotters are needed for the hole-in-one and closest to the pin contests and at least two people are needed to man the grills.  Val, Frank, Steve, and Nancy offered their help.

Buffy Olmstead will begin the senior citizen’s barbeques on July 28 at Quarry Pines and again on August 4 at Milo Heights.


  1. Treasurer’s report: Account balances as of June 30, 2004; Administrative-$3110, Activity Fund-$3217, Three Rivers News-$2506, Milo Arts Center-$2767, Secret Santa-$231, Annual Auction Weekend-$7427, Milo Arts Center Mac McHale Show-$191, and Community Calendar-$771.
  2. $50 donation to the Brownville Rec. Dept.-shirts for the 3-8-year-old t-ball league kids.
  3. Regretful acceptance of resignation of Aline Blanchard.
  4. Informational news-Kiwanis International will collect dues on an annual basis starting in 2005-2006.
  5. Voted to purchase a tabletop grill for use at the senior citizen’s barbeques.
  6. $50 donation to the Milo Fire Dept. Auxiliary for their convention in Bath, Me.
  7. Voted to not donate to two cheerleaders for a cheering competition as part of the Classic Cheering All Star Boosters in Bangor.

Joe contacted two board members for a voice vote, as a quorum was not met at the meeting.

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The newest addition to our site is the Alumni Section (  This section is devoted to the three local alumni associations from Milo High School, Brownville Jct. High School, and Penquis Valley High School.  We will post any and all information that the associations want.  Currently, only the MHS page has information on.  If you are involved in any of the organizations and would like to give us some info, please contact us at, or Izzy Warren at 943-7367.

This summer we are also offering an Online Farmers Market ( We are looking for prices, directions, and contact info for anyone who sells home-grown produce.  This service is free of charge, and we hope to better promote the local farmers!  Please contact us if you would like your prices and items listed.


If you know any information about the Boston Post Gold-Headed Canes, or who the current holders are for the towns in our area, please contact us!  We are looking to create a new Landmark Feature!



If you have word ideas for the word search, please send them to us!  Either use our email, or just get them to Val.

Milo's New Ambulance

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