Three Rivers News, 2005-06-27
MONDAY, JUNE 27, 2005

MAC McHALE and the OLD TIME RADIO GANG will be playing Friday, July1, at the Milo Town Hall at 7:00 pm. Mac and his band played here last July and were such a hit that the crowd wanted to hear them again this year. They sing and play classic songs that tell of American history, including gospel songs, fiddled tunes, and ballads telling of depression, prison, trains, love songs, and heartbreak.
Mac is the lead singer and plays guitar; Smokey Valley plays fiddle, dobro, and sings tenor: John Roc plays mandolin, bass, and sings baritone: Dick Monroe is the comedian and plays the accordion; and Sally Roc plays bass and sings tenor.

The Smith Brothers from Industry, Maine will be playing, also. These boys have been a real crowd pleaser when they play here. With one playing fiddle and the other guitar, it is nearly impossible not to tap your feet or clap your hands to their lively music. And not only do they play fiddle and guitar, but they also play beautiful violin melodies that will absolutely amaze anyone who is there. These boys are known in this area as they are grandsons of Walter and Nancy Oakes--their mother being the former Janet Oakes.

For a great evening of music, fun and meeting of friends, plan to join us on Friday, July 1, at 7:00pm at the Milo Town Hall for a COFFEE HOUSE. Tickets are

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$8.00 at the door. There will be desserts for sale and the drinks are free. Door prizes will be given away during the evening and there will be a raffle of a large hanging plant to benefit PAWS.
Doors open at 6:15 pm.

The staff of the Milo Free Public Library would like to thank everyone who participated in their June 11th book sale. Because of those at the Milo Town Hall, newspapers who printed our news releases, all those wonderful donations, the gentlemen who helped move the books on a very hot day, Book Lovers and buyers, Joanne DeWitt, Library Trustee, and SOAR, who took our leftovers for the Troops, our sale was a fabulous success. The youth of the Summer Reading Program will benefit greatly from those of you who gave so generously of your time and books.

Time Change for the Summer!
During the summer, from June 28 thru August 23, weigh-ins will be held at 9:00 at Milo Elementary School. New members are always welcome, no charge. Share ideas, tips, and recipes for a healthy lifestyle. For more info or questions, call Tina Johnston, 943-8818. Sponsored by Healthy Maine Partnerships.

A 70th Wedding Anniversary party was given Saturday, June 18th for Allan & Norma Horne (pictured below) at the summer cottage of their son Norman "Tom" and his wife Carol Horne. The Horne's actual anniversary was June 15th, but the family had double reasons to celebrate on Sat., as Evan Horne, (see picture on page 2) grandson of Tom and Carol and great grandson of Allan and Norma, recently graduated from Bangor High School. Evan's parents are Dale Horne (picture on page 2) of Bangor and Kathy (O'Connor) Holmes of Presque Isle. Evan plans

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to attend the University of Maine at Orono in the fall. Even though the weather wasn't that great on Saturday for the family gathering, there were two great reasons to celebrate.

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Milo-Brownville Rec Baseball
By Bill Sawtell
Mets 17, Yankees 5
Milo-June 23-On a near perfect evening for baseball, Dick Pelletier's Mets came up with six runs in their half of the fourth and seven more in the fifth to break open a close game here en route to a 17 to 5 win over Joe McGlaughlin's Yankees.

Mets starter Bryan Russell went three innings striking out six and aiding his own cause with a pair of hits and alert baserunning. He was followed on the mound by Lucas Grinnell, Spencer Leavitt, and Tyler Pelletier.

Mets catcher Klay Stevens smashed a bases clearing double to right in the fifth,

Colby Brown, Jake Turner, and Josh Dillon hurled for the Yankees, who got a home run from Dillon and a double from first baseman Jarell Arfien.

Coach Joe McGlaughlin praised the play of Cody Larrabee after the game.

Shown here are Klay Stevens and Bryan Russell of the Mets, big guns in their 17-5 win over the Yankees.

K.I. Riders Meet
Brownville Junction, June 22-Maine Author Bill Sawtell was the keynote speaker as some 50 enthusiastic members of the KI Riders gathered at the Junction General for their monthly meeting. In his talk Sawtell gave an overview of the history of Katahdin Iron Works, going back to the days of the mysterious Red Paint People and ending with the life of the "Last Lady of the Maine Woods" Sarah Green. Shown here is KI Riders keynote speaker Bill Sawtell.

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Veteran Game Warden Mike Eaton gave a report in which he emphasized respecting the landowners and safety.

Club Trailmaster Mike Roberts also reported to the club about work done on the discontinued railroad bed and related topics.

The Sunday immediately following the meeting, June 26, the KI Riders will redo the Katahdin Iron Works Cemetery and have a booth at the Penquis Cruiz-in.

Members and guests were treated to beans, hotdogs, and hamburgers in a warm atmosphere.

A REMINDER from Pastor Michelle
On Saturday June 25th at 3:00pm Steven Hoyt, missionary to Uganda, will be presenting at the Park Street UMC. He will be sharing what kind of mission he will be involved in with Engineering Ministries International and his own personal story. He will be leaving for Uganda with his wife, Melinda, and their two little girls, Sophia (3 years old) and Madeline (10 months) in August.

Steven will be presenting with power point presentations and has spoken at several United Methodist Churches in the Mid-Maine district as well as non-denominational churches in CT and other places.

We will take a free will offering that will allow people to give directly to the mission (perhaps it help with the cost of speaking to gain more prayer and financial support).

I would welcome folks to meet Steve and his daughter Sophia and hear about the rest of his family who are in Colorado preparing for the mission. His wife, Melinda, is finishing up her job in Colorado.

The Great Storm of February, 1888
Newspaper Article
Submitted by Gwen Bradeen

The greatest storm of the season set in Wednesday night and continued all day Thursday, accompanied by a high wind which blew the light snow about in great clouds and piled it up in huge drifts everywhere. The same gale continued all day Friday. Main Street, from one end of town to the other, was deserted nearly all day Friday as were all other thoroughfares and all were badly drifted to the great annoyance of those who were obliged to crawl out. Locomotion was extremely difficult and large numbers resorted to snowshoes and found them a great convenience too. Very few attempted to drive a horse along the streets and those who did had hard work of it. Many of the houses in town were almost half buried in huge drifts, which necessitated the vigorous use of the snow shovel. The snow packed very hard too, which made its removal from paths very laborious. There were no trains moved until late in the day when the Bangor express, due here at 10:05 came in. They had a long, hard siege of it, too, getting from Bangor to Greenville that day. The Dexter stage did not get over until late Saturday.

Out of town the highways were very badly filled up with huge deep drifts, and in the majority of cases the resident’s of the districts were shoveling all day Saturday and Sunday. In the old district No. 10 there were but few rods the whole length of the district, but what were so badly drifted as to require shoveling out and the same results are reported further on.
Business about town, outside of the mills and shops, was almost at a standstill, no attempt being made by anybody to move, unless they were actually obligated to. At some of the mills teams were required to get the female help to and from their work. Mr. E.J. Mayo had a horse sled out carrying some of his help home Friday and Saturday noons and nights, an accommodation greatly appreciated by the ladies. Fully eighteen inches fell and some say two feet. Altogether it was a genuine old-fashioned snowstorm.

Dr. Louis C. Ford was obliged to take to snowshoes last Friday in visiting his patients.

Mr. A.E. Leonard was obliged to walk from A. J. Chase’s to Sebec Village on snowshoes Saturday to serve a writ. On his return he took in three boxes containing several gallons of the ardent. (Does anyone know what this means?)

Dear everyone,
Here are a few photos that I took recently.

I'm not sure what order they will be in so I'll just explain them all. One is of the world map that I painted on the side of the school in my took about 2 weeks in all to complete. Quick story from that experience...throughout the entire painting process kids would come up to me and ask me what various parts of the world were. One day, a kid asked me if Antarctica was the Senegal River. With the school being located right next to the river, I said 'No, THAT is the Senegal River' and pointed to the river. The teachers thought it was pretty funny.

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Another is an aerial shot of the food that I have the pleasure to eat EVERY night....couscous and veggie sauce. Believe me, it tastes better than it looks.

The third photo is a shot taken from the inside of my hut during a rain storm that we had about a month ago. My 'yard' turns into a muddy mess.

I don't have much time to write because I came into Kayes on our public transport for the morning only. I'll be back on Tuesday and will write again. I hope that this letter finds you all well and healthy.
Peace and Love, Matt

P.E.T.S. CONTINUES TO HELP REDUCE OVERPOPULATION OF COMPANION ANIMALS… through various fundraising activities. Our next fundraiser is a quilt made and donated by “Memory Makers Quilt Group” of Dover-Foxcroft and machine quilted by “Quilting Mania”. The full size quilt is a lovely traditional log cabin pattern. The quilt will be on display at “The Cup and Easel” on Main Street in Dover-Foxcroft. Tickets will be on sale starting in July and run through the fall.

The P.E.T.S. organization provides assistance for reduced cost spay/neuter for individuals or families who qualify. There are no paid positions in the organization. All donations go directly to help animals. We just completed a rather large project in Patten. 42 cats and kittens. We were instrumental in placing the 19 kittens and last week completed the project-having spayed and neutered 23 adult cats. P.E.T.S. is involved with several new projects. We are working on a local site with over 35 cats that need to be spayed or neutered. Along with additional sites of up to 15 cats in elderly households that are in dire need of spaying and neutering. There is definitely more of an overpopulation problem with cats than dogs in our central Maine area. In order to continue our work we must continually raise monies through various activities such as raffles, catnip pillow sales and yard sales. If you would like to help reduce the overpopulation and suffering of companion animals in some way- with fundraising strategies or ideas or raffle prizes, selling a few raffle tickets at work or to family, helping for a few hours at our yardsales- setting up or tearing down or would just like to make a monetary donation please contact or leave a message for any of the following committed P.E.T.S. volunteers: Sue Slate 379-2809, Phyllis Dyer 564-8072, Salley Sue Pearson 876-2752, Julie Gallagher 943-5083 or Mary Shapleigh 564-8092

The Marion C. Cook School held its annual end of the year celebration on Tuesday morning, June 21. Mrs. Wright welcomed our students, parents and friends to the assembly. After we recited, 'The Pledge" and sang, "The Star Bangled Banner," the awards presentation began.

Outstanding Achievement in Band: Rachael Higgins, ,Morgan Drake, and Mackenzie Morel
Academic Achievement: Andrew V. , Bridgette S.
Reading: Shae, Billy, Dawn, Jessica M.
Reading and Writing: Lindsay Turner, Trevor
Writing: Ryan E. Cassidy, Laura,
Math: Josh G, Isaiah B., Vanessa, Zach
Science: Hannah
Outstanding Citizenship: Andrew V., Ryan, Rachael B., Michelle B., Taylor, Elsie, Justin M.
Sea Dog Awards: Andrew V., Harmony, Rebecca, Tyler, Laura, Morgan
Principal's Award: Justin Moulton

Super Volunteer Awards and Special Thanks for the generous donation of your time: Mary Bess and Ronn Parker

We honored our 5th grade graduation with diplomas and a special song, "Friends." Congratulations to Andrew, Justin, Lauren, Dawn, Rachael, Mackenzie, Vanessa Morgan, Zach, Jessica D. and Elsie. We Will Love You Forever!!!

The students sang, "We Think You're Wonderful" to all of the parents and especially for our fabulous PTO. We honored our country with "American Child" and "America, the Beautiful."

Two bikes were awarded as the Grand Prize for Move and Improve program. Winners were Harmony Pierce and Morgan Drake.

Our last Terrific Kid drawing was for a $50 savings bond. The winner was the very lucky, Morgan Drake

Mrs. Wright wished everyone a happy, safe and fun summer.

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Brownville Elementary School had a huge celebration on Monday June 20th atthe school. Students participated in a 50's Cruise In Fun Day with fun dancing and music, hula hoops, drive-in movies, finger painting, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, bubble gum contest and much more...and, everything, including the prizes, were in a 50's theme. At noon many "cruisers" showed up with their cars which gave the kids a chance to experience seeing the "cool" cars and photo opts. Brownville Elementary School was definitely the "happening" place to be on Monday. A 50's record shop played music of the era all day on a "real" real....spinning the 45's and 33 rpm records.

At noontime, the students were treated to a huge barbecue to celebrate their third consecutive RIF State Championship. Hamburgers and hotdogs, macaroni salad, chips, lemonade and all topped off with a wonderful cake that was a gift from Lumbra's Mill were enjoyed by all of the students, staff and a multitude of parents and school officials. It was a great party and it celebrated a great honor. Many thanks go to Carroll Witham, Bobby Ellison, John and Lynn Kearns, Ginny Morrill, Shirley Wright, Frank Cochrane, Benny Lumbra, and Chris Jay. Kibitzers included Joe Fleming and David Walker. A huge thank you goes to Linda Lumbra who organized the whole event.

Here we have a Sandra Dee look-alike. Could that be Miss Jackie? Her daughter Camile was also in 50's attire.

The "cool chicks" leaning on the Ford Fairlane are Brianne Dillon and Rachel Whitten. Both are First Graders at Brownville Elementary School.

This picture shows the newest member of the Milo Elementary School family. This young student spent several days on the playground of our school in early June.

On June 10th, Milo Elementary welcomed the incoming kindergarten students for school year 2005-06. The children were picked up by bus and brought in to school for a couple of hours. Parents met with Mrs. Beres, the

principal, Susan Keith, school secretary and Sue Chaffee, school nurse. Students spent time in the kindergarten classroom. They did some activities, had a snack, listened to a story and went out on the playground.

As part of our kindergarten registration process, students participated in a screening on June 20th and 21st.

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Students came to school for their appointment. They met with the speech therapist and a classroom teacher. Information from the screening is used to plan an appropriate program for the upcoming year. The young lady in the picture is very happy to be here at school.

The week of June 13 brought the annual field days for all elementary students. This year the events were split between Milo and Brownville. Students in K-1 were at Milo on Monday for their field day. Unfortunately, this was the only day that had good enough weather to be outside. On Tuesday, all students in grades two and three were at Milo for an indoor field day. The weather did not dampen the spirits of the students and a good time was had by all. On Wednesday, the district fourth and fifth graders went to Brownville for another indoor field day. Again, students were enthusiastic and all had a good time. Thursday brought the events for sixth grade and again the events had to be held inside. There were favorable reports from everyone that day as well. These annual events take a great deal of planning and an extra load of planning on the spot when weather conspires against us. The elementary physical education teacher, Dawn Russell, does a great job in the planning. She found herself having to replan at 7:00 am each day this year. But, a great time was had by all.

Books, Books, Books--Milo Elementary students have been encouraged to read,read,read this summer. Within the last month, students have received a total of 8 books to take home. We held our third scheduled RIF distribution to coincide with our celebration for winning the state award. We had enough books remaining to have an additional distribution

on June 17th. Earlier in the month, students had been asked to bring in books they had finished as long as they were in good condition. They were told we would have a book swap. Students actually donated in excess of 800 books. The school used some funds from a grant fund that was designated for student activities and purchased some books.

As a result, on the last days of school every student went home with 6 new books. This made a total of about 2500 books that were given to children this year. The school appreciates the support of the Three Rivers Kiwanis, our local PTO and family donations. We will continue to take donations of children's books over the year next year for a distribution in June of '06. Books can be sent to school during the year.

Students were encouraged to participate in the summer reading program at the Milo Free Public Library over the summer. Some classes were given reading lists or papers to list the books they read over the summer.

Those who bring them back with be given a reward when school resumes in August.

The three pictures show students selecting their books and sharing them with friends.

Local Boy Goes to Washington, D.C.
Ricky Bradeen, sixth grade student at Milo elementary School has been chosen by Galen Cole, founder and owner of Cole Land Transportation Museum, to fly to Washington, D.C. on Friday, September 23. He will be accompanying WWII veterans, volunteers at the museum and a select few of the Maine Troop Greeters.

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This privileged tour group will have the very rare opportunity to land at Andrews Air Force Base with a military detail. They will be visiting the WWII Memorial, Korean memorial, Vietnam Memorial, Iwo Jima Memorial , the Washington Monument and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
The group will be eating at the Capitol building and is scheduled to tour the White House. With the Press in tow, arrangements are being made for them to possibly meet with the president.

Milo Elementary is proud of Ricky as, we're sure, his family is as well. Our school community will be glued to the television on September 23.

By The Sports Diva
Red Sox vs. Cubs Umpires for the game were Mike Lawson on the bases and Craig (Bullseye) Durant calling balls and strikes.

For the Red Sox: Starting pitcher again for the Red Sox was Justin Ottmann who pitched innings 1, 2, and 3. Justin struck out 4 batters. Ryan Hibbs did everything except mow the grass for the Sox. He is the regular catcher and does an unbelievable job behind the plate. He also had a chance to pitch inning 4 (struck out 2) and play SS during the final inning. Ryan led his team with a single, double and RBI triple. Trevor Lyford pitched inning 5 facing only 4 hitters, striking out 1. The bats were definately in motion for the young Sox team. Justin Ottmann added a single from a fly ball to left center. Trevor Lyford swung the bat well with an in-the-park RBI homer his first at bat and also added a ground ball single his second outing. Levi Engstrom was a

powerhouse tonight chalking up 5 RBI's with a single, double and triple. Levi went home with the game ball for his contribution on the field tonight. Greg Hathorn didn't pitch tonight, instead played 3rd base and had a ground ball single to the infield, but ran it out and was safe. Steven Natalino also added a single. Shayne McSwine tried a new position of pitching the last inning for the Red Sox and surprised us all. Shayne faced only 4 batters and struck out 2 while giving up only 1 hit and 1 walk. Shayne also got a nice double on a ground ball to right field. A great effort by Shayne....he knew he was a pitcher, we just hadn't given him the chance to prove it. Good job Shayne!

For the Cubs: Taylor Delano pitched the first 2 innings for the Cubs and struck out 4 batters. I might add that Taylor throws a lot of pitches in the strike zone and because he does such a good job, the Sox were able to capitalize and make good contact with the ball. Taylor also had a nice hard hit grounder to left field, but got held up with a single. Austin Fogg also singled for the Cubs. George cowing got a piece of the ball but grounded out back to the pitcher. Zach Blakeman had a single out to left field and also added a beautiful fly ball out to the fence in centerfield for a double. Alex Beals came in to pitch the 3rd and 4th innings and did a fine job facing 10 batters and pulling down 5 K's. Alex also had a nice hard hit fly ball to left centerfield....but Colby Robinson robbed him with a beautiful catch. Awesome. Devon Armstrong came out from behind the plate to pitch the 5th inning. Devon faced 8 batters and struck out 2. The other hit for the Cubs was from Darren Lewis who singled to the 2nd baseman.

Red Sox: 5-3-1-0-4-x = 13
Cubs: 0-0-2-0-0-0 =2

Trevor Lyford in the 1st inning vs. the Cubs right before he hits a 2 run homer. Catching for the Cubs is Devon Armstrong...who did a great job!

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Justin Ottmann in his wind up against the Cubs. Justin pitched 3 innings and struck out 4

Red Sox vs. Mets Wed. June 23

The weather was perfect for a little league game, and it was the Red Sox vs. the Mets at the Elm St. field on Wed. evening. Umpires for the game were (behind the plate) Nick Emery and doing the bases was Justin Morrill.

For the Red Sox: Starting pitcher was Justin Ottmann who gave up 5 hits (I don't count errors) and struck out 5 in his opening 3 innings, with the Mets scoring all of their 4 runs in the 2nd inning. Greg Hathorn pitched innings 4, 5 and 6 and held the Mets to no runs while striking out 7 batters. Steven Natalino had a single. Levi Engstrom had a 2 run single to put his team ahead 5-4 in the 3rd inning, with the Red Sox scoring 1 more run to have a 6-4 run lead going into the bottom of the 3rd. At the top of the 4th with a runner on 1st, Ryan Hibbs hit a bullet out to right centerfield for a sacrafice RBI giving the Sox there final run of the game, making it 7-4; which would be all they needed to put in the books. For the METS: The Mets had a big 2nd inning, scoring all of their 4 runs in that inning. Lucas Grinnell pitched 2 1/3 innings for the his team, and struck out 3. Spencer Leavitt pitched only 2/3 of the remaining 3rd inning and struck out 3. Bryan Russell pitched innings 4, 5 and 6 and struck out 8 batters. Bryan also led his team with 2 singles and a double. Klay Stevens, Jona and Derek each added singles for their team. Klay Stevens caught 5 innings for the Mets and has definately shown signs of improvement in each game at that tough position. Playing at the Milo field is definately not "catcher friendly" and Klay did a great job of keeping the ball in front of him and hustling after any that got by.

Italy Part 16
By Virgil Valente
Sunday Feb 13th
We left Montecatini at 8 for Rome. We found out that we were being taken to a different hotel from the other group because the Nova Domus was full. We stayed at Leonardo di Vinci Hotel which was closer to the center of Rome. It made it more convenient for us to travel to the ancient sites in town. We arrived in Rome at 11:30 and after some driving around on one way streets we finally made it to the hotel.

We settled in and then took the Metro to the Spanish Steps. Fernanda warned us of pick pockets. As we were getting on the Subway, we had to crowd in because it was full. Car traffic was banned from the old part of the city because of air pollution. It was a warm Sunday and many people took advantage of the lack of traffic to walk about. As we got on the Subway three young

women and a baby crowded on and a young man ran to join the group. The doors started to close so Paul Tringali held them open for him. When he saw how crowded we were he said he would wait for the next one. One of the women started to point to her wrist and look at me asking for the time. I had my hand in my pocket holding my wallet and refused to look for her. She was disgusted but I’m glad I refused because Paul was pick pocketed by either one of the women or the man and he lost 20 Euro. Paul thinks it was done by the man as he held the door. The women all got off at the next stop. I would like to mention something about the Spanish Steps. They are world famous. I asked why they were called Spanish Steps and Fernanda said the only reason was that the Spanish Embassy was close by. The steps were actually built by the French to allow people to enter a church and had nothing to do with the Spanish.

We started walking toward the Trevi fountain to throw coins in ensuring a return to Rome. We were hungry so we stopped at a pizza place. We were ushered into a back room where they had a table set up for 16. Being near the end of the trip no one wanted to pay with one check. The waiter got into a huff and said that the policy was one check per table. What we did which made him even more angry was to separate the tables so no more than 4 were in a group. He wasn’t happy but he did it. After eating he brought the checks and said that service was not included. We knew that was a lie because it is always included with the expectation that a little more would be given. We did leave him a little but not what he was asking for. I dislike anyone trying to take advantage of foreigners whether it is in this country or another and would have preferred to leave him nothing extra.

We walked a short distance to the Trevi Fountain. It was nice to see it in the daylight. I had only seen it at night. After throwing in the coins, the group split up. Steff led Georgia, the Sargents and the Steigerwalds back to the hotel on a walking tour. It took them less than a half hour. Paul, Renee, Kelley, Eric, Dud, Valerie, Mary and I walked toward the coliseum. We walked past many Roman ruins including the Forum as well as the Victor Emmanuel tomb of the unknown soldier. The streets were filled with people and it was nice not to have to worry about cars. By the time we got to the coliseum they had closed it for the day so we only got to look in from the outside. We then took the blue line changed to the red line and got back to the station near the hotel.

I said goodbye to some of those on the tour who would be leaving us before 7 to catch their plane. We were actually next to the last group assigned to leave. At 7 the Valente group minus the Sargents went with Carla, who had arrived back in Rome, and Fernanda to a restaurant close by the hotel. It was called the Blue Grotto. Some of it was decorated to look like the Grotto. Since Carla had made the reservations, we ate in the section usually reserved for Italians. I had buccatini pasta in a red sauce.

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Buccatini is like spaghetti but has a hole through the center. My main course was Orso buco or veal shanks in red sauce. We ate and socialized for a couple of hours and had to almost beg for the check. Carla wanted to take us on a night walk to the old part of the city and give a tour. I decided I was too tired considering the long trip home tomorrow so I along with the other older members of the group bowed out. The younger crowd was up for it and so after many pictures we split up. They had about a 20 minute walk to a large park on the other side of the Tiber. They also got to see the Pantheon and other parks in the area.

We said goodbye to John and Mary as they would be leaving early tomorrow and went to bed. The phone rang about 12:15 but no one answered. I thought it was the hotel with a wake up call but found out later it was Carla who had promised the girls that she would call to assure them she got home safely. Steff said that Carla called her after and said she didn’t know the room number so she asked for the Valentes.

Feb. 14th
Went to the lobby at 6:30 to say goodbye to others on the tour who were leaving. At breakfast we had a chance to greet others. We left for the airport about 9 after saying goodbye to Fernanda. Marilyn was the only other one from the tour group who rode with the 12 of us. The ride to the airport was an experience. I felt I was on a wild Walt Disney ride. We were traveling at least 80 mph and weaved in and out of traffic. All of us put on our seat belts. We were dropped at the British Airways terminal. Paul and Renee were overweight with one suitcase so they had to repack to divide up the weight. Going through the gate we had to remove our belts.

I went to the duty free shops and bought some more food items to bring home. Then I exchanged what Euros I had left. The plane left at 12:30PM. On the plane we had ham and cheese pizza for lunch. What a let down from the food in Italy!! We arrived at Heathrow at 2 local time( 3 Rome time). We had to transfer from terminal 1 to terminal 4 again and go to gate 43 which was way at the end of the last concourse. We began boarding at 3:15 and left for Boston at 4. The seating was better this time. I was on the aisle with an empty seat between me and a young German girl who was going to visit a family she worked for as an au pair outside Boston. For dinner we had our choice of pork sausage or chicken for lunch and before we landed we had a turkey sandwich for dinner. We arrived in Boston a little after 6 and after picking up our luggage got through customs without a problem. We felt great knowing everyone had their luggage and nothing was lost. We said goodbye to Georgia, Valerie, Paul and Betty Jane and walked to the limo.

This time they sent a second limo to take care of the luggage. They wanted more money so Paul called the company and worked out some kind of deal because he said it was their fault. At least we had more room coming back than going to Boston. We arrived at Paul and Renee’s around 8:30. After saying goodbye to Mary who was driving back to Portland and to the Tringali’s we got in the Brown’s van and headed to Duds for the night. At Dud’s I called Janet and Lou to find out when we might get picked up. Lou said the weather was not supposed to be very good so we would have to wait until tomorrow. The weather cleared and Dud drove so we met Lou in Waterville. Steff and I swapped places with Helen who came down with Lou and I made it home shortly after 1 after dropping Steff off in Pittsfield.

Traditions of a Milo-ite
by Kathy Witham
Here we are....on the shore of Schoodic Lake. I'm as happy as a clam...fresh water though it may be. The nights are quiet and the moon rising in front of our camp has been spectacular this week. There is nothing more blissful than a loon's cry beneath a wide yellow moonbeam across a crystal clear lake on a warm summer night. Close your eyes and picture it in your mind's eye.... It's Heaven.

We've had few neighbors around this week. We love having neighbors around keeping things busy, but when there aren't any neighbors here we enjoy the solitude as well. More than once we've stood in the middle of the camp and one of us has said, "Listen to the quiet." Quiet isn't something you experience
much on Elm Street in Milo. Allowing your senses to experience solitude and quiet is sometimes hard to imagine when 18-wheelers are jarring your knick knacks off the shelves at home. I like to completely relax and just let the quiet surround me at Schoodic.

My job at the school has come to an end for the summer. Oh, I've still got a conference to go to.....and I'm picking up some extra typing this summer.....and I'm going to do some respite work with a sweet little girl for a couple of weekends in July and August....but the getting up early every morning and being stuck behind a desk part is over, and I'll get six full weeks vacation. Lucky for me my husband has a part-time job bringing in grocery, gas, golf and pin money for both of us.

This week I spent my pin money on a new deep fat turkey cooker. I got it at a yard sale and it came with a big container of peanut oil. Now I've got to get myself a turkey and try it out. I think we've got the makings of a great summer party going here. If we fire up the bean hole and cook a pot of beans and throw a ham in, too, we've got quite a menu. Add a big bowl of coleslaw, a pan of biscuits, and a fruit salad, some homemade southern iced tea and a bunch of friends with their bibs on...sounds like fun doesn't it!!

Next Saturday and Sunday the Class of 1965 from Milo High School is celebrating their 40th class reunion. We plan on meeting at Pleasant Park Senior Citizens function room for an afternoon get together on Saturday and then on Sunday we plan to have a picnic at the new gazebo where we've hired Bob Ellison (I use the term "hired" very loosely there) to give us excursions up the Sebec River on his pontoon boat. There was a time when my class didn't care where they got together as long as there was plenty of beer. My, how time and age change those priorities. The last reunion we had was ten years ago at Down Home Bed and Breakfast and the refreshments were juice, coffee, fruit compote and muffins. We met at 11:00 a.m. and called it brunch. There was quite a crowd of us, as it coincided with the Milo High School's 100th Anniversary Celebration and everyone showed up for that. I can't believe that ten years have come and gone since that wonderful reunion. We knew we had officially "grown up" when nobody had a beer....nor asked for one...and we swore they'd have stayed to supper if we'd gotten some food out. We were having a ball just enjoying each other's company.

We don't have nearly the crowd coming that we did ten years ago, but I'm sure we'll have a good time. We all love to laugh, and the men haven't changed a bit....they still like to tease the girls.

If, and I say a big IF, I don't get a column in next week's paper you will have to forgive me. I will be away most of the week and will only have a few hours upon my return for the last minute things that I'm responsible for before the reunion. Prepare yourselves for my enthusiasm when I return from this conference. We always come back from the Wellness Conference fired up and full of ideas. I doubt that this one will be any different.

Above I mentioned Southern Iced Tea. Judy Chase-Thompson (a real southern girl who teaches school in Brownville) told us about this recipe. I hope I've remembered it sounds delectable.

1 gallon of water
10 tea bags
1-1/2 cup sugar

this is the part I'm not sure about....the lemon. I think she said 1 cup of lemon juice. I think that I would squeeze the juice from 2 or 3 lemons and call it good

Heat the water in a kettle and steep the 10 tea bags to desired strength. Add the sugar to the heated water and stir to dissolve. Add the lemon juice. Cool and then refrigerate. Serve over lots of ice. This drink will appear cloudy because of the lemon juice. Judy also said you can sweeten with honey or a combination of sugar and honey if desired.

Another fun summer recipe (because you don't have to turn on your oven) is Rice Krispie Treats. I love these and my kids and grand kids love them.
1/2 stick butter or margarine
1 bag of marshmallows
5 cups Rice Krispies (or store brand crispy rice cereal)
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In a large saucepan melt the butter and stir in the marshmallows. Stir until the marshmallows are melted being careful to adjust heat so as not to scorch the mixture. Remove from heat and stir in the Rice Krispies, carefully coating all. Pour into a 9X13 pan that has been greased with butter. I wet my hands with cold water and pat the mixture to spread evenly..

Milo Free Public Library News
By Judith Macdougall
We have certainly been busy at the library this past week. The Dragons, Dreams and Daring Deeds summer reading program began in earnest on Monday , and we have such neat decorations (even if I have to say it myself). Before you enter the library you’ll see the banner Pam made, hanging above the outside door. It has a castle on one side and on the other side the library motto-a four letter word-READ. As you come up the inside stairs, the hall is lined with shields depicting all sorts of library motifs from Sir Bookworm to Duke of Dewey Decimal . The shields were made by my son, George, and his wife Donalyn. Inside the library is a two-story castle made by my husband, Walter. Gregg Russell helped Walter bring it to the library on his truck and also provided the “royal red carpet” that covers the floor. Thank you, Gregg. The castle has been a big hit-especially as the children can actually crawl into it and look out the windows. Some children have even read in there, though I don’t think the light coming through the windows could really be very bright. One little girl with a great imagination started playing “castle” as she began to designate one section as the “bedroom”. All our decorations are so exciting. It’s worth a trip into the library to see it transformed for these 8 weeks into a “Royal Reading Room”.

Wednesday was our busiest day this past week. By 1:55 the library was full. Many mothers and children were signing up for the program while others had come in to attend the story time. Kathy Dixon-Wallace was our community reader. She read to 14 children and 5 adults. One book she read was The Paper Bag Princess by Robert Munsch. This princess was not a wimpy damsel who needed rescuing. In fact, after a close encounter with a dragon, she bravely went on to help the prince in the story. Our community readers are so great to volunteer to read. Each week a different reader conducts the story time. A wonderful experience for our youngest patrons. Thank you, Kathy.

But don’t think with all this attention to our youngest patrons that we are neglecting our adult patrons. We have ordered a new shipment of books that have just arrived for our older readers. I will be listing them in the column next week when they will be all ready to circulate. Another good reason to come into your library.

A week or so ago the Bangor Daily News had a long book review of the World War II book USS Solomons CVE 67 by Joe Comeau. Joe very generously gave the library a copy of this book. I mentioned it in an earlier column but I thought I’d mention it again. If the review piqued your interest, you could look at the book here. If you are a WW II buff, perhaps you’ll want to purchase a copy for yourself after looking at ours.

Remember we are still signing children up for the summer reading program. It is not too late to bring your child in for weeks of reading incentives and fun.

Library Summer Hours

The Library will be closed
In Observance Of

This is a reminder to yard sale enthusiasts and other kind people : The yard sale to benefit People to People International ambassador, Eryn Nelson, will be happening this coming weekend. For more information about the program visit

Eryn is the grand daughter of Andrea (Canney) and Walter Mayo of Bowerbank.

The dates are Saturday, July 2 and Sunday, July 3. The yard sale is planned to be open 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. on both days. Location is across from the DOT garage on route 6/15/16 - the main road from Dover-Foxcroft to Guilford .

Remember that this road is under construction and allow yourselves a little extra time - there may be delays. Please help Eryn raise the remainder of needed funds to participate in the trip to Europe, a beginning step in her aspiration to world citizenship.


ORANGE CITY, FLA. - Emery S. Dunfee, 93 formerly of Monson, died June 13, 2005, late in the evening at a Florida hospital after a brief stay of 10 days as a result of a brain hemorrhage. He was born May 1, 1912, in Milo (Derby), the son of Fred and Laura (Leeman) Dunfee. Emery graduated from Monson Academy and Colby College. He received a master's degree from the University of Maine and doctorate from Teacher's College, Columbia University. Dr. Dunfee served as principal of three high schools, Flagstaff, Solon and Brownville Junction. He was a physics teacher at Deering High School and Wantash High School, N.Y. and later served as the State of Maine Supervisory of Science. He completed his career in education as professor of physics at the University Maine, Farmington. His accomplishments in science education were recognized when he was made a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. In addition to his wife of 69 years, Edna (Christie) he is survived by a son, Don Dunfee of Monson; a daughter, Deanna List of Helena, Mont.; a brother, Milton Anderson of Monson, five grandchildren, three great-grandchildren. A memorial service in his honor and remembrance will be held 2 p.m. July 16, at the Monson Community Church.

NANCY E. LANCASTER MILO - Nancy Ellen Lancaster, 70, died Wednesday June 15, 2005, at a Bangor hospital. She was born Nov. 10, 1934, in Brewer, the daughter of Hollis and Marian Anderson. Nancy worked at Dexter Shoe for 22 years. Nancy is survived by one brother, Gordon Anderson and his wife, Bulah, of Muncie, Ind.; two sons, Stephen Anderson of Ellsworth and Everett Danforth Jr. of Milo; one daughter, Marian Chubbuck and her partner, Randy, of Brownville Junction; three grand-daughters, Julie Gray and husband, Patrick, of Hudson, Gayle Ewer and husband, Randy, of Brewer, and April Danforth of Bangor; one beloved great-granddaughter, Anna Grace Gray; and several nieces and nephews.

RICHARD L. STANLEY ENFIELD - Richard L. Stanley, 55, husband of Terry (Kennedy) Stanley, died June 18, 2005, at a Bangor hospital. He was born April 23, 1950, in Lincoln, the son Robert and Elva (Dyer) Stanley. Richard loved his family dearly. He was an avid hunter, trapper and fisherman. He was a member of Composite Lodge No. 168 AF & AM of Lagrange, and a member of Anah Temple Shrine, Bangor. In addition to his wife, Terry of Enfield; and his parents, Robert and Elva of Howland; he is survived by two sons, Kevin of Enfield and Brian and his wife, Kimberly, of Brewer; two daughters, Amanda Stanley and her

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fianc?, Michael Pond, of Enfield, and Nicole and her husband, Billy Byenberg, of Stetson; seven grandchildren, Julia and Olivia Stanley, Natalie and Katelyn Byenberg and Kirsten, Maci and Kami Pond; a brother, Robert Stanley Jr. and his wife, Linda, of Lincoln; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a daughter, Connie Lynn Interment will be in Howland Cemetery, at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the Shriners' Children's Hospital. Donations may be left at the funeral home. For an online register book, please visit



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.

President Murrel Harris greeted 26 members and introduced five guests this morning: Carl Hamlin, Dover-Foxcroft Kiwanis Doc Sherman, Lt. Gov. Elect Joe Guyotte and Bonnie Guyotte and Hoyt Fairbrother. Jean Hamlin was introduced by her father, Neil Hamlin. Jean heads out for Dartmouth today as she returns to the summer semester for additional studies.

The Flag Salute was led by Roy Bither and the Prayer was given by Edwin Treworgy. He asked for prayers for all those who are ill and bereaved. He acknowledged our gratefulness for the world we live in. The Inspirational reading was given by Don Harris.

Correspondence today was the Orono/Old Town Newsletter that was passed for all to read.

Happy Anniversary greetings this week to Virgil and Janet Valente on June 22, to the Salley’s on the June 24th, to the Zamboni’s on June 25th, Sheri and Peter Conley on the 28th and to the Finson’s, also on June 28th. Congratulations to all!

Happy and Sad Dollars: Many happy dollars were donated this morning for the wonderful turnout for the gazebo dedication, for the wonderful community band performance at the gazebo dedication, for the tasty chicken BBQ prepared by Val and her crew to benefit PAWS at the gazebo dedication. Several happy dollars for the Milo elementary kids who are leaving classes this year with seven new books to take home for summer reading, each and every student! Joe donated a happy dollar for thirty-three years of marriage. A

happy dollar was donated for the NY Yankees and their great scoring in one inning last night, and a happy dollar for the end of another school year. A sad dollar was donated because our county has lost Pride Manufacturing.

Ethelyn reported on the upcoming Coffee House on July 1st at the Milo Town Hall Theater. She is requesting a donation of dessert items to be served at the coffee house from Kiwanian members. Please call Ethelyn Treworgy if you are planning on providing a dessert for this social event on July 1st. Ethelyn also advises that she will need help in setting up.

Chris Almy reported on Kiwanis Interclub. He advises that there are plans to go to Greenville for an interclub in July.

Auction update: Plans are underway for set up for the auction this week. Still need a microphone. Donations are still coming in per Joe Zamboni and he advises that they need help to get these items to the auction site. Lunch wagon will set up and begin serving at 4:30 pm. and 50-50 tickets will need to be turned in on Thursday. Antique items will be placed on separate table for auction.

Joe Zamboni reported a large crowd was on hand for the gazebo dedication last week-end. Two hundred lbs. of chicken were cooked on the grill, with only several pieces left. Unfortunately, the sixth grade students were unable to clean the park last week, as they were “rained out”. They will attempt to reschedule for another clean up date. Some minor additional work remains at the gazebo site, such as placing an additional mini rail and interior clear coating. Date TBA for work date.

Neil Hamlin introduced our speaker for today, Greg Crispell, surveyor, from Dover-Foxcroft. Greg gave an interesting talk advising us of how the work is completed by a surveyor. Much of the work is behind the scenes, and it takes many hours of “unseen” labor, compiling data from several sources. Much of this work is never seen, and many clients often wonder why they must pay a tidy sum to have this service. He assured us it is because of the amount of man hours for research as well as the actual surveying of the land. Land is a very emotional issue and it must absolutely be done correctly!

We thanked Greg for his talk on this interesting subject and were happy to have him come to our Three Rivers Kiwanis meeting this day.

Our speaker for June 29th is Ed Vanidestine.
Respectfully submitted by Dorothy Brown, secretary.

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