Three Rivers News, 2005-03-28
MONDAY, MARCH 28, 2005

Benefit Spaghetti Supper For Todd Washburn
who was critically injured in a car accident.
The supper will be held at Penquis Valley Cafeteria on
April 2, 2005 from 4:30 to 6:30.
For ticket information call Tricia Stanhope at 965-8122
Items will be raffled off that night from area businesses.
Some items are: 4- 6in. subs from Subway, a quilt, many gift certificates, a doll from Simple Sacks, an afghan, and much more. For raffle ticket information call: Melinda Lundin at 943-2649

April 1st from 3:00 - 5:00 at the P.V.H.S. Cafeteria
Anybody who has an old prom dress or Winter Carnival dress is encouraged to bring them to the Prom Sale and sell it. You sell your dress and keep the money. If you have a dress you just want to get out of your closet, bring it in and the Kitchen
Queens will try and sell it and donate the money to the Prom Committee. The Kitchen Queens are simply providing the place
and opportunity for this to happen. It's a great chance to buy a beautiful dress for a fraction of the cost of a new one.

April 2, 1901 - Jan. 26, 2003

Although we cannot see you,
We like to keep in touch.
We wish we could see you,
Just for a little smile or touch.

To see how you are doing,
Up there in heaven above.
To know that you are comforted
By all your family's Love.

We really love you very much,
And miss you dearly too,
Because without you here,
Our hearts hold a sad and lonely place for you.

You went away on January 26, 2003
And this in God I trust,
That no matter how far away,
You will always be here, near and dear to us.

Elwood & Dorothy, Your Grandchildren, Great-Grandchildren & Great-Great Grandchildren.

25 Years Later
Back in 1980 Penquis Valley High student Larry Worcester won the local and regional trials and earned his way to Boston Garden to shoot in the Pepsi Cola/NBA Hot Shot Basketball Area finals. He shot his way to a second place finish in front of a sellout crowd of 15,000 fans during halftime at the Boston Celtics versus the Portland Trail Blazers NBA game.

Now, 25 years later his son Mitchell placed second in the state for the Maine Parks and Recreation Association Hotshot competition, which was held at Old Town High School on Saturday, March 5th. Mitchell earned the right to shoot in the state competition by winning the Northern Region

Championship held in Caribou on February 24th. Mitchell, who will turn 11 in May, is a 4th grade student at Washburn Elementary school. The Hotshot program is a basketball shooting and skills competition in which competitors have one minute to shoot from various spots on the basketball court. Each competitor shoots three rounds of one minute each and the scores are then added together. Mitchell scored a total of 121 points to win the Northern Regional Competition and scored 119 points in the state final place second.

Liona Speed is turning 90! Join us for an Open House Celebration on Saturday April 2, 2005 1pm to 4 pm at the Brownville Junction United Methodist Church dining room. No gifts please Cards and warm wishes welcome.

There are many children (and others) that walk through, shoot hoops, and otherwise use the parking lots of the United Methodist church and Baptist church. PLEASE, if you are driving into or using the parking lot to go to either of the churches, the Post Office or Pleasant Street, drive slowly with care and caution.

To those of you who have been afraid to ask...yes, those are scratches on Pastor Michele's face...never wrestle and roughhouse the dog on something he can roll off from! He will use his feet to brace himself on whatever is available! They are healing fine and should be gone in no time!

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On Our Weigh
Sponsored by Healthy Maine Partnerships in conjunction with MSAD#41 Wellness Committee
Join us every Tuesday at 3:00 at Milo Elementary School for tips, ideas, and support on this weight loss journey!

Special Activities:
Monthly Dollar Challenge-Will you be the Biggest Loser?
Speakers on many healthy topics
Help us create our own healthy cookbook
Walking in the gym-walk and weigh those pounds away!
Upcoming Speakers:
Joanne Barrows, Race for the Cure, March 29
Dawn Russell, P.E. Teacher, Create your Workout, April 5
Tracy Gray, Curves, TBA
Bonnie Stone, Nutritionist, Mayo Regional Hospital, TBA
Cindy Herbest, Yoga/Cardio Instructor, TBA
For more information, call Tina Johnston at 943-2196 (days) and 943-8818 (after 4:00)

Congratulation to Ashley Williams for winning the Gold Medal in the Skills USA contest in Bangor, March 19, 2005. Ashley won this medal in the Nursing Assistant category. She is the gold medalist for the State of Maine. She had won the local Gold Medal in January. Ashley will be going to Kansas City, MO in June to compete in the National level. This is the second year in a row that she will be going. Ashley was 7th in the nation last year. Let’s all wish her good luck this year and hopefully she will bring home the gold medal for us.

Brownville Trivia
Choose the best answer.
1. In 1819 Brownville became a (n) (a) unorganized township (b) plantation (c) town (d) city.
2. Brownville got its first town manager in (a) 1824 (b) 1901 (c) 1932 (d) 1946.
3. (a) Will Crozier (b) Neil Arbo (c) Walter McClain (d) Bob Hamlin was the longest serving selectman.
4. (a) Greta Connors (b) Nancy Cook (c) Sophie Wilson (d) Pauline Thomas was the first woman selectman.
5. (a) Dave Cota (b) Everett Gerrish (c) Lyle Towne (d) Dave Barrett was the only town manager to serve on separate occasions.
6. (a) 1936 (b) 1950 (c) 1966 (d) 1987 was not a flood year.
7. The Herrick Hotel was once used as a (n) (a) hospital (b) school (d) animal shelter (d) insurance office.
8. The YMCA was once used as a (a) school (b) hospital (c) morgue (d) night club.
9. Jake Larson was Brownville's (a) meat man (b) milk man (c) blacksmith (d) ice man.

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

Brownville History Contest News
Brownville-The 22nd annual Brownville History Contest held each year at the Brownville Elementary School is well under way. The theme this year is Brownville People. Every pupil in Grades Three and Four have chosen a subject, with the fifth and sixth grades doing a group project. Contest originator Bill Sawtell talks to Grades Three and Four every Thursday. And Mr. Rodney Teney of Gardiner and Mr. Walter Macdougall have also given interesting talks.

Mr. Teney spoke about his aunt, Lt. Alice Zwicker, a WWII POW for three years. Mr. Macdougall spoke about Moses Greenleaf about whom he is the biographer.

On April 7, a representative of the Penobscot Nation, Mr. Butch Phillips, will speak to the third, fourth, fifth, and sixth grades about Indians past and present.

MHS and BJHS All-Time Greatest?
I received an interesting e-mail from a gentleman on the west coast with Milo roots who would like me to generate a top 10 for MHS and BJHS basketball greats. Before we get the show on the road, let me limit it to the last 30 years of the schools-1938-1968. Is that fair? Let's go as far as the Fourth of July on this one.

If there is sufficient interest and if there are enough ballots, by July 4, I will announce the top 10’s for both great old schools after the Fourth.

Vote by contacting me by mail POB 272, Brownville, ME 04414; by; by phone 965-3971; or stop me on the street.

PVHS Represented at McDonald's All Star Game
Bangor, February 26-PVHS was well represented at the annual McDonald's East-West C-D Boys and Girls All Star Games held at Husson College here in the persons of seniors Jordan Allen, Devin Perkins, and Kate Hamlin.

Jordan had five three pointers including an NBA three with a defender in his face en route to his 18 points. Devin hit on two three pointers on his way to his 10 points. And Kate scored six points to go along with four or five steals and some assists.

The East won both contests.

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There will be a corn chowder /beef stew supper on
Sat., April 2nd, 2005 from 5pm. -7pm.
At the Piscataquis Valley Fair Ground Dining Hall.
Adults 5.00- children 3.00
All proceeds to benefit the fair grounds

5th and 6th graders prepared for Easter by making "Easter Bunny" baskets.

Wilfred Cote, MHS class of 1962, is extending an open invitation to his friends and classmates to join him for an afternoon get-together on Sunday, April 3, 2005, from 1 to 4 pm at the Milo Town Hall.


Hasn’t this been a spring-like week with lots of sunshine and temperatures in the high 40’s? The snow is certainly melting fast. The front steps of the library were very snow covered just a week ago and now they are bare. The afternoon sun has so much warmth now as it melts snow and shines into the windows by the circulation desk. (But even as I write this on Friday noon, there is a snow flurry raging. It can’t last too long.)

On Monday the trustees met downstairs at the library. All seven were present, Melanie Hussey, head trustee; Joanne DeWitt, secretary; George Fricke, Neil Hamlin, Ralph Jones, Shirlene Ladd and Elaine Tardiff. Elaine is our newest trustee and is replacing Karen Jay, who died in December. The head librarian was also present. We discussed several current projects and finished up some old business. The next meeting will be on May 23 at 6:30 p.m.

The other day William Sawtell came into the library with his latest book-RALPH BERG “A SELF MADE MAN”. The book will not circulate but will be available to be read in the library. He also presented us with a splendid gift of Milo history. He gave us four 3-ring notebooks containing about 6 years of the local newspaper- THE TOWN CRIER. The issues are Sept. 26, 1962-Jan. 31, 1963, April 30, 1964-Sept. 2, 1965, Sept 9, 1965-June 1, 1967, June 15, 1967-June 27, 1968. There are also two other issues---Feb. 12, 1970 and Sept. 11, 1975. These local newspapers will be kept as reference at the library but can be seen by patrons anytime. Thank you very

much for this great gift, Bill. It will be a valuable resource for our patrons.

The new books I listed last week are ready. They arrived in the library on Wednesday, and Pam and I busily processed them the rest of last week. Several very popular authors are represented with IMPOSSIBLE by Danielle Steel, LED ASTRAY by Sandra Brown, BURNED by Carol Higgins Clark, COLD SERVICE by Robert Parker and VANISHING ACTS by Jodi Picoult. Although Jodi is a fairly new author to us, her last book MY SISTER’S KEEPER was extremely popular with our patrons. I have begun to read this latest book and it again tackles a problem of today-parental kidnapping.

As I said in a previous column, I have chosen juvenile books from the Know Buddy box of preview books. These are the titles of the books I have chosen.


The next PRESCHOOL STORY TIME will be on APRIL 4 at 1:30-2:30 downstairs at the library. Melissa Hill will present stories, songs and a simple craft. Caregivers are expected to stay. All preschoolers are welcome.

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

Traditions of a Milo-ite
Imagine my surprise when Dave Snowdale said to me this week, "You haven't changed much since you were a baby." "What are you talking about?" was my reply.

"Your picture is in the little newspaper," he informed. Well, sure enough, there we were in our pajamas. Charlie had told me recently that he had looked at that picture, as well as some other baby pictures of the two of us. He said, "We were pretty cute." I guessed that Gwen Bradeen was the culprit who submitted the picture to the Three Rivers News.

Today Val Robertson asked me if the picture had been taken in a studio or at home. I told her it was taken at front of the bookcase. She couldn't imagine those toys being all perfectly situated and we weren't even looking at them! The toys weren't usually kept on those shelves. My mother had arranged the whole scene specifically for the picture taking. I'm pretty sure that our photographer neighbor Dale Jenkins was enlisted to capture the shot for that year's Christmas cards. Mom usually went to considerable lengths to set the scene for each year's Christmas cards.

I have little recollection of it, but have many snap shots of her attempts. Sometimes she'd do them herself, and sometimes she'd hire a photographer. One year I do remember, vividly, Charlie being a little pill about having his picture taken. So much so, in fact that the photographer had to come back another day. The photographer and his wife were a traveling pair who set up their studio right in our living room. Many proofs are still around all stamped "Kennedy Studios." I think the Kennedy's had several customers in

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Milo. They probably stayed nights over at the hotel, spending their days taking pictures in family homes until they'd pretty much saturated the town. They would either come back with the proofs or mail them. They were clever photographers, for sure. They weren't clever enough to get Charlie to cooperate that year, however.

One time Mom set up a little scene of Charlie and me having a tea party. I love that little picture. I only found it recently among some things that belonged to my mother. My little table was all set with a linen cloth and toy dishes, and Charlie and I were on either side of that little table, sipping tea. I know that Mom didn't use it for the Christmas card because it didn't show our faces that well. Poor Charlie never got to be set up with a scene of what he really liked to do which was play with his trucks and cars in his big dirt pile out in the yard, or digging a big tunnel in a snow bank. Who knows, maybe his big objection the year he balked was because he was sick of being placed into scenes that were all about what I liked to do.

Mom and her siblings liked to "show off" their children in Christmas cards. They bragged to each other about our looks, intelligence, (although poor Mom came up short with me on that) and just about any and every other cute thing that we ever did or said. My aunt's minds were like steel traps when it came to remembering every cute detail of each of our little lives. In our family it wasn't so much keeping up with the was about other kids keeping up with the Morrison grandchildren. Once I hosted a family reunion for my mother and her siblings. I stretched a big banner across the wall that said, "Let The Bragging Begin!" It was quite a day!

So that you understand that the apple didn't fall too far from the tree, let me tell you that I can brag about my grandchildren with the best of them. I never want to be too far away from a stack of pictures of them, and I'm never shy about whipping the pictures out to show them to you. I told you recently about hoping to see my cousin Joan's new grandson. Well, I did see him, and his beauty took my breath away. (That's how we talk about our grandchildren to each other.) I talked to Joan shortly after I'd seen the precious little lamby pie (That's what I called him.) She loved the expression and thinks she'll call him lamby pie, too. She said, "I can't help myself!!! I've turned into my mother!!! I keep a stack of his pictures on my lap so I can look at him whenever I want...all the time if I want." Yes, she's hooked. And, beyond being hooked, if she didn't understand about the bragging thing before...she does now. Being a grandparent gives you free reign.

The other day Lynn Weston brought a delectable cheesecake into school to share with all of us as a dessert at lunchtime. She has given me the recipe. It follows:

Creamy Baked Cheesecake

1/2 cup melted butter
1-1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs
1/4 cup sugar
Combine crust ingredients and press into a 9" spring form pan

2-8 oz. packages of cream cheese (softened)
1 can (300 ml) Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk
3 eggs
1/4 cup lemon juice

In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese until fluffy. Add the sweetened condensed milk and beat until smooth. Add eggs and lemon juice and mix well. Pour over the crust and bake 50-55 minutes at 300 degrees. Cake is done when it springs back when lightly touched. Cool to room temperature and then chill until time to serve. Garnish as desired.

Our hostess Antonella (holding dog) and her aunt outside their home.

Italy Trip part 3
Jan 31 Monday Breakfast at 7. We had a walking tour of Sorrento including the inlaid wood store. We saw all the sights in the old part of town which I would say is smaller than Milo. We walked to the edge of the cliff and had our picture taken with Vesuvius and Naples in the background. We stopped at the cloister of St. Francis with its varying architecture. We didn’t stay long as a wedding party was assembling. Pasquale DeGregorio was our driver. He owns the bus company and also hosted us last time for our home hosted meal. Humberto his son drove the bus of the other group. The road to the farm was very narrow with the sides being stone walls. The farm land was probably 15 feet higher than the road. To get to the farm we took a road to the top of the hills and then entered a smaller road where it was all down hill. The road was so narrow that the bus driver blew his horn every time we approached a corner. Sometimes cars had to back into driveways and once the bus had to back up three times to negotiate a corner. This time we went to an organic farm that raised olives, oranges, and lemons. Antonella was our hostess. We had bread and olives, pasta with meat sauce, salad, egg plant, sauerkraut, potatoes and ground veal with proscuitto, carrots, onions and cheese. For dessert we had strawberry pie and some sort of custard pie as well. After eating we had a home made blackberry liqueur and a sweet coffee. We went outside for pictures with the family. The three dogs had caught a bird and took turns carrying it around in their mouth. Pasquale soon stopped at the gate of the farm to pick us up. He had some people from another home on the bus already. We were amazed that the bus had no dents or scratches with the road being so narrow.

On returning to the hotel I tried to get tickets for the bus to take us to the hydrofoil so we could visit our cousin in Naples. They need to be purchased in a tobacco store. At the first place, the clerk didn’t understand what I wanted. By the time I got to another, the town had shut down for siesta from 1 to 4. At 5 we went to a ceramic shop next to the hotel for a demonstration of how they made their pottery. Everything is hand done which makes it very expensive. It wasn’t unusual to see 16 inch plates for over 100 euro or about $130. They were beautiful and designed like the plates in Olive Garden restaurants, but I was afraid they might break on the way home. By the way, I was told by a worker in Olive Garden that most of the plates they display are fake. The business has been in the same family for 10 generations.

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Mary and I went back into town to buy the bus tickets. The first tobacco store only had 6 tickets and we needed 18 (9 each way) so we went to another store and bought them. We returned to the hotel and the group minus Georgia and Valerie but with Will and Marcie went to the Holiday Inn Restaurant for dinner. After our big home hosted lunch most of the older crowd didn’t want a full meal so we had pizza. I shared a pizza with Dud that had Proscuitto on it. We were the only customers since it was the off season and the young couple who ran the restaurant seemed to enjoy all the laughter and joking. They also owned a wine shop next door so those who wanted wine had no problem. They also had an internet connection so those who wanted to email family and friends were able to do so. The older folks left about 8:30 leaving the younger crowd still on the internet. On the way back, The Sargents, John and Mary and I stopped at the pastry shop behind the hotel for a few pastries. Dud had made it to the room before me and gave me a message that Fernanda left. She said that she called Geppino who told her that he couldn’t meet us on Tuesday but Thursday instead. When I talked to him he said it was Thursday that he had to take Natalina to the doctor for a checkup. Fernanda said it was quite common for Italians to confuse Tuesday and Thursday in conversation. He also wanted us to take the train to Naples because he lived close enough so we could walk to his house from the station. Fernanda said she would call him back and schedule us for Thursday. To bed at 10.

Recipe: Linguine Al Pesto
1 lb Linguine
4 oz grated Parmesan cheese
4 oz walnuts
2 oz pine nuts
8 oz basil
1 clove garlic
5 fl oz olive oil
Cook pasta in salted water. Place all the other ingredients in a blender for a few moments till the content is liquefied. Pour over cooked pasta and serve.

March 23, 2005

All is going well in Mali at the moment. The temperature is increasing slowly every is about 105°F everyday now, but it's not too bad in the shade. Around 2-3pm it is unbearably hot in the sun.

I'm in Kayes for a couple of days to do our radio show. Every two weeks we have a radio show for 1 hour, during which we talk about Peace Corps related work, tell stories and jokes, and play American music. The whole show is spoken in Bambara, so it has really helped me learn more quickly. It also turns you into a celebrity because when people find out your name, they usually automatically know that you are the toubab speaking Bambara on the radio every couple of weeks. The last two shows I've been translating Bob Marley songs into Bambara and it has really been a hit with the Malians, because they can finally understand some of the songs that they listen to all of the time.

With Easter coming up this weekend, there is going to be a pretty big party in my village. On Saturday there will be a dance, which should be a lot of fun, and on Easter it will be just like any other Malian holiday: lots of eating and greeting. I think that a couple of other volunteers will be coming to my village for the fest.

I'm going to be heading to Bamako in a couple of weeks for an 'in-service training'. It should be a really great time because I'll get to see all of the volunteers that I came to Mali with, most of whom I haven't seen since November. Not only

that, I'll be able to eat some 'American' food when I go there too...there are plenty of good restaurants in Bamako. I'm getting hungry just thinking about it.

I really appreciate all of the letters and things that everyone sends me. It's always exciting to get a photograph or a letter. I hope that you have enjoyed the photos that I've been able to send back. When I go to Bamako, I'll be able to send some from my digital camera.

Well, I guess that is all for now. I hope that this letter finds you all well. Take care and have a great Easter.

Peace and love,

BROWNVILLE - Robert Stewart Sinclair, 76, died March 21, 2005, at a Dover-Foxcroft nursing home. He was born March 17, 1929, in Milo, the son of Charles and Daisy (Buswell) Sinclair. He is survived by his daughters, Robbie and her husband, Gary Grant, Eva and her husband, Vance Lambert, Paula and her husband, Jimmy Copeland, and Penny Drinkwater and her fiancée, Ken Demers; the mother of his children, Carolyn Sinclair; his sisters, Myrna and her husband, Richard Small, Polly and her husband, Jack Thomas; grandchildren, Jennifer Bearce, Michelle Demers, Andrea and her husband, Michael Witham, Jamie and her husband, Jason James, Melissa Gormley and her fiancée, Travis, Amanda and her husband, Joe Purdue, Mary Gormley and fiancé, Chris, Rebecca Sinclair and her fiancée, Rick, Timothy Drinkwater, Tina Drinkwater, and Christine Massey; great-grandchildren, Alyssa, Anisa, Megan, Michael, Mercedes, Dakota, Sierra, Jake, Jace, Ashton, Sarah, Brayden, Dylan; many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his only son, Allen L. Sinclair; his five brothers, Charles, Earl, Ernest, Gordon and Lewis; one sister, Audrey Caissie, and his parents. He was a past member of the J.P. Chaisson American Legion Post No. 41 in Milo and the International Order of Moose in Conn. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Bob lived most of his life in the Milo area, working as a log truck driver and mechanic. He enjoyed his family and took great pleasure in teasing everyone he knew. A memorial service will be conducted 1 p.m. Saturday, March 26, 2005, at the Brownville Community Church. There will be a spring interment in conjunction with that of his son. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Eastern Agency on Aging, Meals for ME, 450 Essex St., Bangor, ME 04401. Arrangements are in the care of the Lary Funeral Home.

MILO - Marilyn C. LaPointe, 74, wife of the late Philip J. LaPointe, died March 24, 2005, at her residence. She was born May 6, 1930, in Milo, the daughter of Clarence O. and Marion C. (Blanchard) Larrabee. She is survived by three sons, Edward LaPointe and his friend, Joanne Estes, of Williamsburg, Terry LaPointe of Milo, Michael LaPointe of Orneville; a daughter, Karen Curran of Augusta; a brother, Carroll Larrabee and his wife, Ginny, of Limestone; a sister-in-law, Agnes Parker and her husband, Ham, of Newport, Vt.; four grandchildren, Heather Curran, James Curran, Nick Emery, and Alicia Estes; several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by a brother, Keith Larrabee; and two sisters, Muriel Larrabee and Helen Larrabee. Graveside funeral services at Evergreen Cemetery will be announced in the spring. Arrangements are in the care of the Lary Funeral Home.

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MILO - Phyllis B. McCormack, 81, died March 14, 2005, at a Dover-Foxcroft hospital. She was born May 30, 1923, in Fort Kent, the daughter of Francis and Jennie (Boucher) McCormack. A long time resident of Milo, Ms. McCormack was a member of St. Francis Xavier and St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, the Happy Hour Club and the YMCA. Reading, walking and crafts were her enjoyment. She is survived by a loving sister, Bernice M. Rollins; nieces, Jane Holland and Lynn Marie McCormack; nephews, Lawrence F. Rollins, Robert F. Rollins, F. Christopher McCormack, Gregory W. McCormack, Brad McCormack and their families. She was predeceased by her father, Francis McCormack; her mother, Jennie Ricker; and a brother Francis McCormack. Graveside services will be in the family lot in Evergreen Cemetery, Milo in the spring. Arrangements are in the care of the Lary Funeral Home.

APRIL 2005
28-Teriyaki chicken, cheesy potato, green beans, dinner roll, and fruit and milk every day.
29-Egg muffin, potato log, and carrot sticks.
30-Spaghetti/meat sauce, salad, and garlic bread.
31-Bologna/cheese sand., mixed vegs., scalloped potato, and whoopee pie.
1-Breadsticks, sauce/cheese, and stir fry veg.
4-Chicken nuggets, corn, mashed potato, and dinner roll.
5-Italian sand., French fries, three-bean salad, and birthday cake.
6-Chicken soup, egg sand., pickle spear, and sliced cukes.
7-Calzone and broccoli/cheese.
8-B.L.T.C. wrap, nacho chips, cole slaw, and icy juicy.
11-Ravioli, winter blend veg., and wheat roll.
12-Spicy chicken fajita, spaghetti/pepperoni salad, and corn on the cob.
13-Bacon/cheese burger, potato smiles, assorted vegs., and congo bar.
14-Chop suey, California blend veg./cheese, and corn bread.
15-Juice, pineapple pizza, tropical fruit, salad, and cookie.
25-Chicken burger, mashed potato, and peas.
26-Macaroni/cheese, hot dog, cole slaw, and yeast roll.
27-Ham and cheese hoagie with bacon, potato puffs, salad, and pineapple upside down cake.
28-Turkey deluxe, lettuce/tomato, rice, and celery.
29-Sloppy joe, hot carrots, and chips.

28-Cloudy some sun snowflurries-32° at 12.
29-Sunny wind-10° at 5 am.
30-Sunny L wind-38° at 1 pm.
31-Sunny-14° at 11 pm.
1-Sunny windy-44° at 2 pm.
2-Frost sunny windy-14° at 5:10 am.
3-Foggy-32° at 11 pm.

A daughter, Stacy Marie Berry, to Stefanie Shearstone and Daniel Berry of Dexter on March 19, 2005. Wt. 5 pounds 11 ounces.


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 Dorothy Brown, 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.

March 23, 2005 MEETING MINUTES
President Murrel Harris greeted twenty-two members and seven guests this morning; Dillon Conley, Walter Lougee, Roger Taylor, Larry Wade, our guest speaker, and Key Club members, Kylie Palmer and Dawn Patten.

The flag salute was led by Eben DeWitt.

The prayer was given by Edwin Treworgy, praying especially for the children of the world.

Birthday celebrations this week are March 25th; for Mary Jane Zamboni, March 27th for Debbie Walker and on March 29th Edwin Treworgy eats some birthday cake!

Fifteen happy and sad dollars were donated today for the Senior play at PVHS this past week-end, the excellent Chili-Chowder Cook-off at the Milo Town Hall and the great crowd that attended, a new granddaughter for Edie Miles!, the Key Club elections held on Monday night past, for Charleston not withdrawing, for seven Kiwanis members able to attend the Key Club election of officers on Monday night, and a sad dollar for one sleepy Kiwanian unable to attend this morning,s meeting!

Trish Hayes reported on Key Club activities including the election of officers. Trish introduced two guests present this morning, Kylie Palmer, the new president elect and Dawn Patten, vice-president elect. Congratulations to Kylie and Dawn. We are pleased and proud of our PVHS Key Club. The new officers will give their official speeches tomorrow. Officers training for the new Key Club officials will be held on April 9th. They take over their new positions in several weeks.

Chris Almy reported on the Three Rivers Kiwanis interclub, advising us this morning that six members, Jan, George, Edwin, Ethelyn and Eben and Joanne went to a Kiwanis meeting in Greenville, on March 22nd. Good work, friends! Roger Taylor of Orono/Old Town Kiwanis introduced three members from Orono/Old Town Kiwanis interclub.

Kathy Witham gave an update on the Variety Show happenings. Kathy discussed the progress of the Variety Show and stated that she still needs more men and women for the chorus. She will have a meeting again on Thursday with rehearsals several times a week coming up. The Variety Show is scheduled for May 6th and May 7th. Plan on attending this fun evening.

The Kiwanis auction time will soon be upon us. A brief discussion was held, and it was noted that as the weather improves more activity will be noted in the weeks to come concerning the auction in June. More to follow.

Nancy Grant stated that The Kiwanis members will be holding their Spring Social at the next meeting, which will be held on March 30 at THE RESTAURANT at 5:30 pm. Please see Nancy or Janet by March 25th, if you are planning on attending as you will need to make dinner selections, and Nancy will make your reservations. Our own Virgil Valente will provide us with a slide show about his recent trip to Italy.

Ethelyn Treworgy introduced Larry Wade from Maine Maritime Academy, our guest speaker today. Larry Wade gave an informative talk about this most interesting topic. The Academy was founded in 1941 and graduated its first class in 1943. Ships today have multi-national crews. There are fewer ships today, with faster ships, with smaller crews and fewer docks. Portland, Maine has the largest dock with import tonnage port on the Eastern seaboard. We thank you Larry, for this most enjoyable talk.

Next Wednesday’s meeting will be the Spring Social at 5:30 pm at The Restaurant, March 30th.

Respectfully submitted by Dorothy Brown, secretary

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