Three Rivers News, 2005-05-16
MONDAY, MAY 16, 2005

Here are the ladies who participated at the "Fairy Folk Tea Party" held at Pleasant Park on May l0. There were 37 there, including guests. The “tea-totalers” had a great time with assorted sandwiches, lovely assorted desserts and tea. The entertainment was provided by Lou Dyer , Jean Hanson and her sister Norma Trask.
New member, Sandi Barton, took the picture.

Rehearsals have begun!
The Band rehearses at the Piscataquis Community Middle School Band Room in
Guilford from 6:30-8:00 pm on Fridays. If you play an instrument, we'd love to
have you join us! If you need a ride, contact Seth at 943-2425.

The Brownville PTO will be hosting their annual Spring Fling on Saturday, June 4th from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm at the Brownville school. We are looking for items for an auction that day. If anyone in the Brownville area has items they would be willing to donate, they can be dropped at the school the week of the Spring Fling. If you have items but are unable to get them to the school, call Theresa Lovejoy (PTO President) at 965-8015 and she will see that they are picked up. We will hold the auction only if we have enough items. All proceeds from the Spring Fling are used to benefit the children in the Brownville Elementary School. Any useable donations will be appreciated.

7:30AM TO 5:00PM

3rd Annual Pleasant River Duck Race
Tickets Now On Sale!!!!
The Third Annual Pleasant River Duck Race, sponsored by American Legion Post #92 in Brownville Jct., will be held on Saturday, June 25th at 12:00 noon. The race will end when the ducks pass under the Green Bridge in Brownville Jct. The person having the number of the first duck to cross the line will win $100.00, the second-$75.00 and the third-$50.00. Tickets are available from any active Legion or Auxiliary member. Tickets are one for $2.00 or three for $5.00. All proceeds will benefit the Legion Scholarship Fund. Further information can be obtained by calling 965-3631.

Class of 1995
Anyone interested in having a 10 year class reunion this summer? Please email Alyson (Carey) Ade at or call Kristina (DeWitt) Feero at 394-4323 by May 20, 2005.

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Co-Ed Summer Basketball Offered
Penquis coach Tony Hamlin will be operating a summer basketball clinic for boys and girls grades 3 thru 8 at the Penquis Gymnasium from June 27 to July 21st. Boys and girls going into grades 3-4-5 will meet Monday through Thursday from 8:00 to 9:30, while boys and girls going into 6-7-8 will meet from 9:30 to 11:00.

The clinics will emphasis skill development, sportsmanship and fair play while offering games against area schools on a weekly basis. Players of all abilities will be welcome. Come learn the game, have fun, and make new friends while getting plenty of healthy exercise. Cost is $60.00 per player. Applications can be found at Milo Recreation Department located at the Milo Town Hall or you can sign up on the first day, June 27th.

The following letters have been returned. Any help the public can give locating them would be appreciated.
  • Delma Wing Brooks class of '32;
  • Thelma Carver Howard class of '34;
  • Mary Stockwell Sirois class of'37;
  • Maynard Amesclass of '38;
  • Viola Severence Mithee class of'43;
  • Lawrence Goodwin class of '59
  • Richard Noyes classof '66;
  • Jenny Dwelly Kirby class of '67;

and the following all from 1968+

  • Eugene Barreault;
  • Diane Batchelder Dean;
  • Helena Goodine Green;
  • David Hanson;
  • Diane Peters Jackson;
  • Gary Hunt.

If you know the whereabouts of any of these folks please contact Carolyn

Melissa Gormley and Travis Gilman would like to announce their wedding plans. Melissa is the daughter of Mike and Eva Gormley of Brownville, and Travis is the son of Wayne and Nancy Gilman of Sebago. Melissa graduated from PVHS in 1996, Central Maine Community College in 2004, and is presently enrolled at the University of Southern Maine. Melissa works for John Murphey Homes, providing in-home support for a child with autism. Travis graduated from Lake Region HS in 1996, and works for Qualnet Communications building and repairing cell phone towers. The wedding will be held on June 25, 2005, at the home of Wayne and Nancy Gilman in Sebago, with the reception immediately following at the same location. Best wishes to a wonderful couple.

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The next meeting for SOAR will be held on May 17, at 6:30 at the American Legion Hall Post #41 in Milo. We will be discussing the upcoming yard sale as well as other fundraising events; we hope to see you there!


Some girls at Brownville Elementary recently performed a routine at the school Assembly. The girls have been taking dance lessons all year and did a great job. L-R Dani Word, Amanda Peterson, Taylor Lovejoy, Caitlyn Durant, and Stephanie Vachon.

The staff at Brownville Elementary wants to thank the PTO for their thoughtfulness during last week's Teacher Appreciation Week.

The staff received surprise treats all week and was treated to lunch on Friday. The PTO is a very active organization in Brownville and fills many needs for the staff and students.
Thank you for all you do.

Mark your calendars for the annual Spring Fling on June 4, at Brownville Elementary.

The event is sponsored by the PTO and one of their biggest fundraisers.

The 4th and 5th grade students traveled to the Natural Resource Education of Maine Tree Farm in Dover Foxcroft to participate in soil testing and to lay out the plantation grid to plant trees. This is part of a program "Kids and Trees Growing Together" that has been put together by Steve Law.

The students each gathered one tablespoon of soil that they leveled off and put in a container. The soil samples were taken from several different sites. The soil samples were added together and sifted to remove rocks, twigs and worms! The soil was then tested for PH, nitrogen, phosphorous and potassium. The students learned to follow directions step by step, to use test tubes and distilled water and to use measuring skills.

During the second part of the program the students were taught to use a transit to map out a planting grid. Each student put one flag in the ground to mark where the Christmas Trees will be planted next year. The trees flags were placed in a line 6 feet apart.

Thank you Mr. Law for a great morning. We learned a lot.

Mrs. Ginny Morrill, Food Services Supervisor visited the 4h and 5th grade students as part of our nutrition unit. Mrs. Morrill spoke about healthy snacks, the history of the hot lunch program and how our lunch program operates. She told us that all of our deserts are made from scratch with no preservatives added. She brought healthy snacks (applesauce, cheese sticks, teddy grahams and juice) for the children to enjoy.

Mrs. Morrill stressed the importance of washing our hands before eating. She also talked about what a wonderful job Queen Kelley does in taking care of the lunch program at our school. The students shared their favorite meals. Thank you Mrs. Morrill, we learned a lot.

At our May 12 assembly, Trevor Lyford, Mackenzie Morel and Dillon Rozelle were honored as Terrific Kids. Mrs. Carter is always proud of Trevor. He is a wonderful role model, has wonderful behavior and and is a wonderful friend. Trevor challenges himself goes above and beyond all of the time. He is very helpful and is an excellent teacher. Miss K. reported that Mackenzie is also a WONDERFUL role model. She is a peacemaker and a kind friend. Mackenzie always has her planner signed and her homework completed. Mac-A-Doodle has a fabulous sense of humor. Ms. Ivy said that Dillon has worked

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very hard to earn Terrific Kid this week. He has been doing his best to follow all the classroom rules. Dillon is a superb reader and he knows many facts in lots of areas. Congratulations to all of our Terrific Kids.

Mrs. Wright presented a trophy from the Brownville Recreation Department Pee Wee Basketball Program to Lauren Crocker.Move and Improve Student Prize Winners: Billy, Haley, Mackenzie, Edward and Taylor.

One of the new bicycles for the end of the year Move and Improve drawing was on display in the gym. Move and Improve Teacher Prize Winner: Mrs. Carter.

CHANGE OF ASSEMBLY: Our next assembly will be held on May 12th at 11AM. We hope to see you there.

Mrs. Gale Tibbetts, grandmother of Rachael Higgins and Tyler Tibbets was a guest speaker in grades 2-5. Mrs. Tibbetts has recently returned from a trip to Algeria. She brought in Algerian money, pictures, and several pieces of art work to share with the children. She told us that $1=70 Algerian Dinar. There are lots of date and olive trees. There are donkeys pulling vegetable carts and there are many goats and sheep. Mrs. Tibbetts helped us cook El H'Dar in vegetable oil. (A special thanks to Mrs. Carter and her kitchen expertise too). Thank you Mrs. Tibbetts for sharing your trip with us.

The Staff of the Marion C. Cook School would like to thank our wonderful PTO for providing a fabulous lunch on Teacher Appreciation Day.

By Judith Macdougall
I’m sorry I did not have a column in the paper last week. I had to be away on the day I send it in and things were just too complicated before that.

We have some exciting news. Our Preschool Story Hour director, Melissa Hill, had a baby girl on April 25. Her name is Annie Grace and she weighed 7 lbs. and 9 ozs. She joins big brothers Noah and Eli, who are thrilled to have a little sister. Next fall Melissa will again continue her Preschool Story Hour and little Annie Grace will be part of the group. What fun to have a new member added to our library staff family!

The Kiwanis Kids Korner has been a lively feature of the library the last two Wednesdays. On May 4 Val brought in her

dog, Bandit, and read the story Petropolis by Susan Santoro Whayne. Bringing Bandit was quite apropos as this very different story was about the place where pets go while all their family is away. Max, the little dog in the story, went outside through his special pet door and was in Petropolis a unique city set up especially to cater to pets with food, movies and lots of furniture on which to lay whenever the pet was so inclined. At the end of the Kiwanis Hour, Val donated the book to the library and other children can enjoy hearing the story too.

At the Kiwanis Kids Korner on May 11 Val read the story Farfallina and Marcel by Holly Keller about the friendship of a caterpillar and a duckling which continues even after the caterpillar becomes a butterfly and the duckling grows up, showing that friendship endures even when friends change a lot. For the craft all the children put together colorful butterflies which they enjoyed pretend flying.

Val has had a very colorful, tropical buffet of fruit for the snacks---cantaloupe, kiwi fruit, oranges, strawberries and watermelon. It is a healthful display of yummy looking food. With the fruit Val serves fruit juices and water.

I received another preview box of juvenile books. This time from Penworthy. I couldn’t resist when Linda, the Penworthy representative, read off some of the titles in the new box. They were so perfect for our summer reading program DRAGONS, DREAMS AND DARING DEEDS. Here is the list of books I ordered. You can see why I couldn’t resist. The titles are so appropriate for our summer reading program or for our younger patrons in general.


Bill Sawtell sent me his latest title Old LaGrange vol. II. It continues with more material following his first volume, and he speaks of having even more material for a third volume. You are welcome to come into the library and look through it.

We will be closed on Monday, May 30 in observance of Memorial Day. Saturday, May 21 will be the last Saturday we are open until Labor Day.

Library Summer Hours
Beginning Saturday, May 21
Telephone 943-2612

Traditions of a Milo-ite
by Kathy Witham
At what point in time do you consider yourself old. Is it when your parents die and you become the "older" generation? Or perhaps it's when you start feeling age in you bones when you stand up and limp across the room....getting things moving....before you can take off and walk like the youngster you still think you are. Maybe you're old when people no longer mistake your grandchildren for your children. When they look at you with your grandchildren and say, "My, your grandchildren are beautiful," you know you aren't even remotely being mistaken for a woman young enough to still have young children of your own

Sometimes when I'm driving around town doing errands I notice all around me young women and men out wheeling their

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babies in strollers or watching their children play in their yards. I think to myself, "Someday these people are going to think that I'm too old to be driving this car." How could that be....that I, who has been driving for over 40 years, could ever be considered a hazard on the roads. After all, these young pip squeaks driving fast all around me can't possibly have a clue how responsible I am, and always have been, about driving. But I know for a fact that there is going to come a time in my life when I won't be able to drive any more. Will that be when I'm considered old?

My Dad used to say, "Except for these stiff knees, I feel just the same as I did when I was a young man." Oh that I could live to be 87 or 88 years old and still think that I could lick a younger person in a fair fight like he always thought he could. Young at heart is for real. You've heard people use that expression..."oh, she's young at heart." Young people don't understand....and I know they don't because I was young once and I didn't know really do not age in your heart. The body ages and tires and even wears out....but your heart is still young.

I look down at my hands and see an old woman's hands. I see my mother's hands...and her mother's before her. I look in the mirror and see my mother looking back at me...aged and wrinkled. I look at my husband and see his father in his face. I can see now why my mother colored her hair all those years. I, too, will color my own....until I'm old.

Are you old when your own children have gray in their hair? My children both have graying hair. Are you old when your grandchildren hit double digits? I have two in double digits. Maybe you're old when you don't feel like getting up and going to work anymore?I don't mind going to work, but I look forward to the time when I don't have to.

You're only as old as you feel, they say. Well, I feel like I'm 18....but I look like I'm 58. I'm beginning to see that I look and act my age. There is no way that I could be mistaken for a young chick anymore. And you know what? I'm not sure that I would want to be mistaken. When you're my age you don't have to worry about anyone putting pressure on you to have a tattoo across your lower back. There isn't anyone giving a second look to your back if you bend over....truth be known they are blinding their eyes in embarrassment. And for lots of people my age, you couldn't possibly tolerate a big stud through your tongue as it would get in the way of your dentures.

Is a man considered old when he stops being able to hear? I don't know any men who aren't a little (or a lot) deaf by between 45 and 50. I also don't know anyone over the age of 50 who can still see to read without glasses. Is that when you are considered old....when you need glasses to read? Or are you old when you start needing help opening jars? What's with jar lids anyway? You can't imagine the contortions I go through trying to open a simple jar of pickles.

Sometimes my husband and I will get up on a Saturday morning and totally bull into working in this house or out in the yard. We'll work just like we did when we were young marrieds...morn 'til night. And then with aching legs and arms we'll drag ourselves up to bed that night, pop the ibuprofen and wonder what the heck came over us. We forgot, that's what came over us. When we got up in the morning filled with ambition and lots and lots of responsibilities, we obviously didn't look in the mirror. If we had, we would have seen the two old folks that we are looking back at us. We would have taken a good hard look at what we realistically could accomplish that day without hurting ourselves. Is it not a great thing that we can still get up some mornings and forget that we are old?

I hope that I never get so old that I stop caring if my toenails are painted when I wear sandals. I hope that I never get too old to wear shorts on a hot day. I hope that I don't get so old but what I can see in my magnifying mirror the stray hairs on my face. I hope I never get too old to "get" a joke, smell the flowers, delight in the antics of a child, or enjoy the taste of a delicious meal. I hope that my health never becomes the main topic of anyone's conversation. I hope I don't ever forget what it was like to be young....but I suppose if I have forgotten it....then it won't matter.

I did something clever with a boxed mix this week. I don't know just what to call it...but for starters let's call it Doctored Macaroni and Cheese.

1 box Pasta Roni Shells and Cheddar Cheese
1/4 tsp. pepper (I used fresh ground)
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. dry mustard
1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg (I used a fresh nutmeg that I ground myself)

Cook the Pasta Roni according to package directions using the exact recipe....but in the end, before you serve it....add the spices. It was soooooo good.

I also made Doctored Stir-fry Vegetables

1 bag of frozen stir-fry vegetables (any brand will do)
1/2 tsp. ground ginger (ground fresh ginger root is good, but just from the spice jar is fine.)
1/4 cup soy sauce
1 Tbs. honey
1/2 tsp. cornstarch

Fix stir-fry vegetables in a large fry pan on top of the stove according to the stovetop directions. Sprinkle on the ground ginger as they are cooking. Mix the soy sauce, honey and cornstarch in a little bowl and when the vegetables are just about done (7 or 8 minutes)....stir into the concoction. They'll thicken up a little bit....and if they are too thick add a tiny bit of soy sauce to thin a tad...but they were fine with these exact ingredients on my stove.

Dear all,
Things here are looking better for me today. My boss came up from Bamako and stopped in my village on the way to check the progress of my house. Apparently the village has responded to my absence and the letters that I sent, which makes me feel much better. From what I have been told, everything is near completion, and I'll be able to go back to site on Saturday.

The weather here has been very bizarre the last few days. On Sunday, around 4pm, my friend Curt was having a cigarette outside and then said 'Hey y'all, come check this out' (Curt is from Texas). I went outside and off in the distance I could see a wall of sand slowly moving towards looked like the scene from the movie 'The Mummy', minus the ghost head coming out of the sand. Once it got to where we were, you couldn't see a single thing outside...very intense winds and EVERYTHING was covered in dirt. I got a picture of the city from the roof of the house just after it had started, which is really neat when you compare it to the normal one I took a long time ago. I would send it along, but the computers here aren't updated and don't have the software to upload pictures. Anyway, the sandstorm lasted for about 45 minutes...definitely a first for me.

Two nights ago, the weather was clear and I decided to sleep on the roof of the stage house because it is much cooler and there is usually a slight breeze. I did notice as I was setting up my mosquito net that there was some lightning off in the distance, but being the scientific genius that I am, I just assumed that it was some heat lightning and maybe we would get a few sprinkles. So not too long after I dozed off, I awoke to hurricane-like winds, blowing all of my sheets all over the place. I managed to get all of my stuff together, go downstairs, and get inside, but it was quite a struggle. Surprisingly though, it never rained...just lots of wind and lightning. But last night.....

IT POURED and is still raining now. This is not normal weather for Kayes or Mali in general because we are in the middle of 'hot season'. The rain right now is the first rain that we've had since January. It's really nice because it is cool outside...probably in the 70's.
I suppose that is all for now. I hope that this email finds you all well and healthy. Take care.

Peace and love,

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Italy Trip Part 10
By Virgil Valente
Monday Feb. 7
Dud and I coughed a lot during the night. Part of it was because of the colds we got on the plane coming over but some of it was because this is the season when olive trees are pruned and the farmers were burning the branches. At 8:15 we had a walking tour of Montecatini. Our first stop was the Excelsior spa which was the only one open during the winter season. Like all the spas it had water from all seven available. Each one has a different mineral content and is supposedly good for a specific medical condition. It is not unusual to get a doctors order to drink some of the mineral waters. The Excelsior spa is totally enclosed so it was comfortable inside. There was an old section with ornate Victorian decorations and a more modern section with lounge chairs. Upstairs we were shown the rooms for therapeutic massage and for mud treatments with the water. It was not possible to bathe in the water. In order to do that you would have to travel to a spa outside Montecatini. A number of people on the tour signed up for massages and mud treatments. We then were allowed to try the water. It was suggested that we try a specific one unless we had permission from a doctor to try the others as they were very salty. I thought the one we tried was salty enough for me and only took a sip. It is not something I would enjoy drinking. All I could think of was drinking ocean water. One of the women who signed up for a mud treatment told me after that it cost her 81 Euro or over $100. She was pleased because they told her that after the treatment she looked like a 20 year old. She still looked in her 70s to me! She was pleased and I guess that is all that counts. We continued walking through the park with all the spas and when we got to the musical fountain I described a couple of years ago it was frozen so there was not music. After visiting the outdoor Regina spa that I visited two years ago we were picked up by the bus and taken to Montecatini Alto. Montecatini Alto is the old town high on a mountain top. It dates back to the 1200s where Montecatini was only built in the late 1700s after a swampy area was drained. Years ago the only ways to reach Montecatini Alto was by foot or by the funicular or tramway. Now buses can reach it as well. While on the bus Fernanda asked us to try the special wafer made in Montecatini. It was about 8 inches across and consisted to two very thin wafers with a chocolate hazelnut filling. The whole wafer was about an eighth of an inch thick. It was crispy and very tasty. While others explored the town I decided to stop in a café for a hot chocolate because it was quite chilly. The hot chocolate here in Montecatini Alto is unbelievable. It is made in a cappuccino machine. They use some sort of cocoa powder and spray hot milk into it. It comes out thicker than a milkshake and tastes like a melted Hersey Bar. We returned to the bus at 12:15 for our trip back to town.

The bus stopped at the train station while Fernanda went to get those who didn’t go to Montecatini Alto. While we were waiting I spied a Mardi gras hat in the store window. Since we were going to a party tomorrow night I decided to get out and buy it. Others wanted to know what I was doing and soon there was a mass exodus from the bus and I think we bought every hat they had. I think the clerk was overwhelmed because we were the only customers in sight. She did a lot of laughing as we tried on the hats.

Once the group got to the bus, we took off for the foothills where we were having a home hosted lunch at another Agritourismo farm. Those who were able walked up the long driveway. Others were taken by cars provided by the family. We actually ate in a small house behind the main house. During the summer season, people can rent one of a number of these small houses for a week, month or season. They each have a kitchen so one could cook meals there. The cost was 600 Euro a week. We started our meal with bruschetta with olive oil, tomato, chicken liver and hot pepper. The next course was lasagna. I even had seconds on the lasagna. Then we had roast pork, a shish kabob with sausage, some vegetables and bread. For

dessert we had a chocolate cake with whipped cream that is only made during Carnivale. We also had the house wine and olives and oranges grown on the farm. We ended the meal with Vin Cristo, the sweet wine used for communion, and a biscotti. The last thing was the espresso which really woke me up! We walked back to the bus and returned to the hotel. Dud and I took short naps to see if we could shake our colds. I can’t imagine why were sleepy after the meal!

At 5, I went to a lecture on the Renaissance for an hour. After I went to the grocery store to buy some almond cookies to bring that Fernanda had us try. I visited with the Sargents and the Steigerwalds in the lobby until the others in the gang got back from a costume store where they had purchased outfits for tomorrow night. For dinner I went to Steff and Mary’s room for sandwiches of proscuitto, salami, cheese and roasted pepper sandwiches. The total cost was 7 Euros for the three of us. Considering that a meal at the hotel for three would be 60 Euros, I thought it was quite a bargain. After I went to the bar to play cribbage and have a Sambucca.

BROWNVILLE - Marguerite Eliza York, 80, wife of the late James G. York, died May 6, 2005, at an Orono nursing home. She was born May 23, 1924, in Brownville Jct., the daughter of Edgar and Janie (Wilson) Gerrish. Marguerite was a graduate of Beal Business College. She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Brownville Jct., where she served in the choir, and a member and past matron of Aldworth Chapter No. 39 OES. She is survived by a son, Curtis and his wife, Susan York, of Old Town; two sisters, Kathleen Sinclair of Brownville, and Sylvia Chick of Stetson; two grandchildren, Curtis Jr. and Amy York; one great-grandson, Matthew York; many nieces and nephews, including a special niece, Cheryl Russell. She was predeceased by two brothers, Willis and Charles Gerrish. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to Maine Alzheimer's Disease Assoc. Inc., 163 Lancaster St., Suite 160B, Portland, ME 04101.

MILO - Rita K. Babin died Sun., May 1, 2005. She was born Feb. 25, 1926, at Eagle Lake, the daughter of George and Marie King She is survived by her daughter, Nancy Marshall of Iowa; her special granddaughter, Tammy J. McLaughlin of Milo, and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Roger Babin; her son, Bert Babin; two daughters, Dorothy Demers and Helen Ellis.

FARMINGTON - Gwilym R. Roberts, 88, one of Maine's best-known college professors and public speakers for many years, died Tuesday, May 10, 2005, at his home in Farmington. For more than 60 years, he was closely associated with the college which is now the University of Maine at Farmington. He was born Jan. 23, 1917, in Brownville, the son of William and Grace (Griffith) Roberts. He is survived by his wife, of 55 years, Patricia Keith Roberts of Farmington; and by five daughters, Beth Roberts of Albany, N.Y., Janet Roberts of Brunswick, Megan Roberts of Farmington, Sara Roberts of Farmington, Meredith Roberts of Bristol, Vt., and her fiancee, Jeff Rehbach, of Cornwall, Vt.; two granddaughters, Rachelle Pean and Seikah Raye Turner Roberts; a brother, Paul Roberts and his wife, Ruth, of Freeport, Fla.; one niece and four nephews. He was predeceased by a sister, Constance Sawtell of Brownville. Those who desire may give gifts in his memory to the Gwilym R. Roberts International Study Scholarship Fund, care of Ferro Alumni House, 242 Main St., Farmington, ME 04938.

BROWNVILLE JCT. - Mason Isaiah Barriault, beloved infant son of Michael A. and Aaron M. (Pelletier) Barriault II, died May 12, 2005, at a Bangor hospital. He was born May 7, 2005, in Bangor and fondly became their "little angel" and "little man". He is survived by his parents, and his

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brother, Michael Allen Barriault III of Brownville Jct.; paternal grandparents, Michael and LuAnn Barriault, and Elaine and William Hoffman; maternal grandparents, Joel and Lisa Pelletier; maternal great-grandparents, Vivian Perkins, and Clayton Ambrose and wife, Lillie; paternal great-grandparents, Marie Clark and Norman and Florence Barriault; aunts, Billie Jo Hoffman, Sara Hoffman, Angel Pelletier, Shawna Herbert, Malissa Pelletier, Jamie McLoughlin, Eliza Pelletier, Kelsey Pelletier, and Eve Pelletier; uncles, Joseph Pelletier, and Shane Pelletier; many great-aunts and great-uncles, and four cousins. He will be remembered by special friends, Jason and Bridgett Horne and son; and Dennis and Lisa Warren and family. Graveside funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Monday, May 16, 2005, at Pinetree Cemetery, Brownville Jct. Following the service, all are invited to share refreshment and fellowship at the Brownville Jct. Alumni Hall. Those who wish may send contributions to the family. Arrangements are in the care of the Lary Funeral Home.

LAGRANGE - Esther T. Jordan, 85, died May 12, 2005, at a Howland healthcare facility. She was born July 24, 1919, in Webster, Mass. the daughter of John and Stella (Banasik) Sanderski. Esther was married in 1939 to her husband Howard H. Jordan Sr. They moved to Maine in 1978, she enjoyed working in her flower garden, and spending time with her grandchildren. In addition to her husband of 66 years, she is survived by one son, Howard Jordan Jr. and his wife, Judy, of LaGrange; one daughter, Marsha Paprowicz of Seattle, Wash.; two grandchildren, Jeff Jordan and his wife, Brenda, of Canton, Conn., Jayne and her husband, Wilkes Harper, of Warren; two great-grandchildren, Nathan and Caelan; many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two brothers and two sisters. In keeping with her request services will be private. Interment will be in Webster, Mass. For those who wish to make a donation in Esther's name may send memorial contributions to CancerCare of Maine, care of Eastern Maine Charities, P.O. Box 404, Bangor, ME 04402-0404. A service of Brookings-Smith, Bangor.

MILLINOCKET - James S. Carey, 41, died unexpectedly Thursday, May 12, 2005, at his home. He was born Jan. 7, 1964, in Millinocket, the son of James L. and Phyllis M. (Bragdon) Carey. Jim was a lifelong resident of the Katahdin area where he enjoyed hunting and fishing, traveling on back roads, and mudding. He is survived by his mother, Phyllis Carey of East Millinocket; his children, Tyler, Angela, and Travis Carey, all of East Millinocket; three sisters, Lynn Page of East Millinocket, Laurie Carey of Milo, and Janice Carey of Lincoln; his maternal grandmother, Mildred Bragdon of Mars Hill; his nieces and nephews, Andrew Gagnon Jr., Barbara Gagnon, Amy Jo Rich, David Rich III, Joshua King, Laura King, and Amanda King; and a very special friend, Davie McLaughlin. Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Monday, May 16, 2005, at the Clay Funeral Home, 7 Lee Road, Lincoln. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday, at the funeral home, with the Rev. Regginal Adams officiating.

Three Rivers Kiwanis News
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The Three Rivers Kiwanis Club meets at The Restaurant each Wednesday morning at 6:30 to eat breakfast, enjoy fellowship, hear speakers on various interesting topics, and to share ideas. All are welcome to visit with us. If you would like to join our organization, please contact 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.

May 11, 2005 Meeting Minutes
President Murrel Harris greeted twenty five members, four guests and two Key Club members this morning.

The flag salute was led by Eben DeWitt. The prayer was given by Edwin Treworgy. Edwin requested prayers for the wisdom for our world leaders and also requested prayers for all Kiwanians as they endeavor to help others. The inspirational reading was by Don Harris titled First Things by Tony Compalo.

Correspondence: Orono/Old Town newsletter was shared by the members and a letter from New England Kiwanis Foundation, reminding members that there is a call to the annual meeting on June 4th at Westborough, Mass.

A Happy Birthday was wished to David Walker on May 17th.

Eighteen happy and sad dollars were donated this week for Snuggles, a successful Variety Show, but glad that it is over, the food table at the Variety Show, the adrenalin rush of a seventy-six year old knowing he can still get down on the floor in a big hurry knowing that George Steinbrenner has a losing team AND a losing horse, a successful Tea Party this week by the Garden Club, a Kiwanis friend from Orono/Old Town that has had two knees done, the Key Club Induction last night, a happy AND sad dollar for the Key Club seniors that will be moving, and lastly a sad dollar for the return of the black flies!

Reports: Reports include information from Kathy Witham on the very successful Variety Show. About $2600.00 was taken in before expenses.

Joe Zamboni gave a detailed, updated report on the gazebo project. Tentative plans are to have a barbeque on Friday, May 27th at 5 pm. Tickets are $ 5.00 each and sponsored by Three Rivers Kiwanis and PAWS. Dedication will be at 6:30pm with music to follow. Plans are in place for ground work to be done by Bobby Ellison and the Milo Garden Club. The outlets were put in by Dick DeWitt, the roof is complete, and the cupola is to be completed this week.

Joe advises that plans are in place for the auction next month. 50-50 tickets are printed and are now for sale. Please see any Kiwanian to purchase the 50-50 tickets. Those wishing to donate auction items may call any Kiwanian for pick up.

Trish Hayes gave a report on the PVHS Key Club. Key Club members attending this morning were Samantha Ellis and Michelle Mulherin. Installation of new officers took place last night. Three guests and an advisor were present from Greenville and one representative from Foxcroft Academy was also present.

Discussion was held about the loss and destruction of some sound equipment from the Milo Town Hall prior to the start of the Kiwanis Variety Show. Edwin advises he is attempting to replace and repair the costly damage.

Discussion was held on the purchase of a gas or charcoal grill. Joe Zamboni advised that he has visited several merchants to determine type and size of a grill that can be used now and in the future. Advantages and disadvantages were discussed. The grill is a donation to Three Rivers Kiwanis by Roy Bither. The grill must be substantial and well built as it will have to be moved to different locations.

Jim Macomber told us that the Penquis Higher Education Center wishes to provide a picnic for displaced workers in the Center’s location in Dover-Foxcroft. He asked for assistance from area Kiwanians.

Murrel noted that a question had arisen concerning HOBY, or the former Hugh O’Brien program. Murrel stated that the area high school has to be the one that chooses the student to attend the Maine Youth Leadership program. Thus far the local high school had not contacted Kiwanis for any monies for this scholarship. Murrel advised that he would contact the guidance office in this matter.

President Harris noted that two of our members, Chris and Joe Beres would be attending the Kiwanis International Convention in Hawaii in July.

JSI and several Kiwanis members are planning a golf tournament. It is hoped that this event will take place in the coming months. Date to be announced.

Our speaker for next week is Ivy Stanchfield; K/1 teacher at the Marion C. Cook Elementary School in LaGrange.

Respectfully submitted by Dorothy Brown, secretary.

A daughter, Mackenzie May Goodine, to April and Timothy Goodine of Milo on May 11, 2005. Wt. 8 pounds 10 ounces.

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A former TRC resident has asked that we help find out who our soldiers are that are serving in Iraq, or any of the other conflicts in the world.
There are many, and we would like to honor them. And we would also like to know who, from our Three Rivers area, are in military service stationed anywhere.
If you have information that you are willing to share please CLICK HERE , and put the info on our Service Message Board.

I have noticed over the few years I’ve been running this organization that most people in town don’t know about us. The majority of our visitors are people from outside our area either looking to keep in touch with their hometown, or looking to move here.
We would like to get the word out about our site, and get the online members of our community to come and participate. We have a beautiful message board for people to keep in touch, or just to discuss local issues.
If you’ve never checked out our site before, and you have a computer, you really should stop by! Tell your friends, and have them tell their friends! Help us to get the word out.

TRC is now offering emails! For a donation of $30, you can get your very own email! If you are interested, see our website, or contact Seth.



The Three Rivers Community Alliance is a not-for-profit organization run entirely by volunteers from the communities it represents. TRC is not part of Kiwanis, but is its own organization. For more information, or to volunteer, contact Seth Barden at, or 943-2425.
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P.A.W.S. is looking for foster homes for a few full-grown, lovable cats. Paige, shown below, is a wonderful girl who is always over-looked by adopters. She is lovable, clean and well mannered. We will provide all the necessities if needed, as well as any medical care that is becomes necessary. All you need to offer is a comfortable home, lots of love, and a lap to sit in.

Call Julie at 943-5083 if you would like to help.


Members of the Penquis Valley Middle School Student Council are planning a car wash on Saturday, May 21, weather permitting, at the United Kingfield Bank. The wash will start at 9 a.m. Baked goods will also be on sale.
The Student Council will be attending the State Student Council Convention at Maine Maritime Academy in Castine on May 24 and 25. Ten students and their advisor, Virginia Foss, will be going. Many leadership activities are planned for the students. Council members have been having fund-raisers to raise funds to pay for this trip. A rummage sale was held, a dance for 6th and 7th graders and now the car wash. A bottle drive is also planned.
Student council members are eighth graders Kelsey Ottmann, Britnee Genthner, Jonathan Spencer, Britney Newbert, Caitlin Ballard, Stephen Morse, Paige McGuinness, and seventh graders Sara Lemik, Morgan Hall, Rachel Emery, and Corey Herbest.

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Please join Three Rivers Kiwanis, The American Legion and P.A.W.S at a good, old-fashioned barbeque picnic at Veterans’ Memorial Park. We need you and your friends and family to help us formally dedicate the gazebo.
Gazebo Dedication in the Park: Friday, May 27, 2005
Chicken Barbeque 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Presented by PAWS
Barbeque chicken, potato salad, cole slaw, and dessert, all for $5.00 for adults, $4.00 for teens and $3.00 for children 12 and under. Sponsored by PAWS and Three Rivers Kiwanis. All profits go to the local animal shelter. Beverages will also be for sale.
Dedication Ceremony 6:30 PM
v Blessing of the gazebo by local clergy
v Kiwanis acknowledgements to sponsors and helpers
v American Legion remarks
v Remarks by Paul Davis, Senate Minority Leader
Alumni Dance Band Concert 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
v A 14-piece dance band with vocalist for your listening pleasure
Come enjoy the fun and help dedicate the new community gazebo in the park. You will be glad you did. Bring a sweater, a blanket and insect repellent. (Rain date will be July 4th weekend.)
Our Sponsors:
Three Rivers Kiwanis, Bailey Lumber, Case Concrete, DeWitt Electric, JSI, Doug Warren, Builder, Town of Milo Maintenance Department, Dunham Machine, American Legion Post #41, American Legion Auxiliary, Milo Garden Club, Rand E. Walker, coppersmith, Milo Farmers Union, and Lumbra’s Mill

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