Three Rivers News, 2005-07-25
MONDAY, JULY 25, 2005


Pictured is Greg Hathorn stealing home on an overthrow to the catcher. Greg was SAFE! Nice slide Greg.

Jacob Turner heads to first base on a walk.

The Brownville/Milo All-Stars participated in a tournament July 16th at Howland with 6 other area teams and brought home a beautiful 2nd place trophy for their valiant effort. I must add that these 12 players only practiced 1 time before going over....and that was the night before! The all-stars were coached by Don Hibbs, Marilyn/John Lyford, Mike Grinnell, David Weston and pitching coach Bob Hathorn.

At approximately 11:00 a.m. all games were stopped and everyone looked towards the road as a funeral persession went by with the 17 year old young man who was killed a few days before in a tragic accident at Sebois at the Mud Runs. The Brownville/Milo All Stars all showed their respect by lining up on the first baseline and removing their caps. How sad as we all stood there and watched car after car go slowly by the field.

The troops met in LaGrange and headed to Howland for the 1st game of the day vs. Old Town (8:30 a.m.) The players were extremely excited to even be there, so you could immediately sense that they would be hard to beat. The games were 4 innings
long with a ten run rule to go into effect if needed and the pitchers could pitch 2 innings each.

It went as follows:
game #1 Brownville/Milo 13 vs. Old Town 3
game #2 Brownville/Milo 7 vs. Hampden 0
game #3 Brownville/Milo 21 vs. Lincoln 10

game #4 Brownville/Milo 7 vs. Sprinfield 0 (Combined no hitter for Brownville)
game #5 Brownville/Milo 1 vs. Howland 7

GAME #1 vs OLD TOWN. If the first inning was any indication of how they would play that day, then the coaches were more than pleased with what they saw. Thirteen batters got in the box in the 1st inning, which is a lot, and out of those 13 ups, they had 6 hits - scoring 8 big runs.

Eddie Cobb was the first pitcher out on the mound - shutting Old Town down 1-2-3. The All-Stars came out in the 2nd and scored 3 more runs on 4 hits. Bryan Russell pitched inning 2, facing 4 batters, giving up only 1 hit while striking out 2. They came back out in the 3rd, turning out 3 more hits and scoring 2 more runs. Greg Hathorn pitched inning 3 for Brownville, facing 7 hitters, giving up 3 runs on 2 hits.

Getting hits for the All-Stars were: Ryan Hibbs with 2 singles, Lucas Grinnell with a nice single, Eddie Cobb with 2 RBI's from 2 doubles and a single, Jerell Arefein had a single back to the pitcher....but with his incredible speed on the bases, he was able to beat the throw. He also had a hard hit ground ball to centerfield. Bryan Russell pitched in with a double and a single. Greg Hathorn, Shelby Weston and Jake Turner each contributed with singles. As a team they were 13 for 21 with a team average of 619. (I don't count errors)

GAME #2 vs. HAMPDEN. Once again, the bats were in motion for Brownville who scored 6 runs on 4 hits with some great heads up base running and good base coaching from Don Hibbs. Making contact for the All Stars in game 2 were Ryan Hibbs who had a single on a ground ball to centerfield. Eddie Cobb had an RBI triple to left field. Jerell Arefein hit an incredible line drive to centerfield for a single and a fly ball RBI double to centerfield. Bryan Russell, Trevor Lyford, Taylor Delano and Klay Stevens all got on base by having patience and taking the walk. Justin Ottmann hit a gournd ball to second base and ran it out for a single. Shelby Weston and Lucas Grinnell made contact witht he ball - grounding out to the infield.

Pitching this game was Bryan Russell in inning 1 and 2, facing 9 batters, striking out 3. In the first inning, there were 2 runners on base with 1 out and the #4 batter hit a line drive to Jerell who snagged the catch then tagged the runner as he took off from first base pulling off a double play. Eddie pitched inning 3, facing 4 batters and striking out 2. Greg Hathorn pitched the ffinal inning and did a fantastic job, facing 4 and striking out 2. As a team there were 5 for 13 with a team batting average of .385.

GAME #3 vs. LINCOLN. Again, they started off strong, scoring an unbelievable 11 runs in the 1st inning. Ryan Hibbs had 2 singles, Lucas Grinnell was patient in the box and got on base with 2 walks and got hit by a pitch on the top of his shoulder. Eddie Cobb had 2 tremendous hits, the first was a ground ball hit to third base, that Eddie stretched into a double and the second hit was a line drive to left field for a stand up double. Jerell Arefein had an incredible game with 2 doubles and a single on hard hit balls to the outfield, he also got on base by getting hit by the pitcher. Bryan russell had a double and scored after getting on with a walk. Trevor Lyford scored 3 times on 2 singles and a walk. Jake Turner got hit by a pitch and ended up scoring with some fast base running. Taylor Delano also had a single, then ended up stealing home with some heads up plays and base running. Shelby Weston had a single to left field and a walk. Klay Stevens and Greg Hathorn both got on with walks and each scored with more good base running. Justin Ottmann grounded out on a fielders choice.
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Eddie Cobb, Ryan Hibbs and Greg Hathorn pitched 3 innings, facing 21 batters, combining for 5 K's. Lincoln struggled to make contact with the pitchers and in the last inning, they started to try bunting...which proved to be very effective for them. Lincoln rallied back and ended up scoring 8 runs in the final inning, but Brownville put Eddie in for the last out and struck out the batter to end the game.

GAME #4 vs. SPRINGFIELD. Jerell Arefein was an absolute powerhouse in this game with 4 RBI's - 3 of which were from an in-the-park HOME RUN on a rocket hit to right field. Jerell also had another RBI on a single hit to 3rd base, driving in Ryan Hibbs who got on base with a walk. The only other hits were a single by Ryan to 3rd base and a double by Eddie Cobb on a hard grounder to centerfield. Greg Hathorn, Jake Turner and Lucas Grinnell each got on base with a walk and all scored by more fast base running. Getting on base was the key for this team because they do such a good job of moving around and scoring.

Pitching for Brownville was Bryan Russell and Eddie Cobb who combined for a NO HITTER - shutting down Springfield. those 2 pitchers also faced only 16 batters, striking out a total of 10. This was game 4, so they did an exceptional job of pitching, with the sun directly in their faces.

GAME #5 vs. HOWLAND. Brownville lost the toss, so Howland was the home team. We started off fairly well, but nothing like the previous games, getting 1 run off a walk and 2 hits. Eddie Cobb had a single to the shortstop and a double by Bryan Russell to left field. Shelby Weston also got a single in the 2nd inning on a fly ball blooper to the 1st baseman. Inning #3 would be a tough one with #2,3,and 4 batters going down in order. Inning 4 would start with Bryan Russell getting on base with a walk. Trevor Lyford would make contact and get on with a grounder to the shortstop. Taylor Delano also proved to be patient and got on with a walk, but that would be all they could muster up. Eddie Cobb found out the hard way that there are some players don't have any trouble hitting his fastball - and hit it, they did. It was frustrating for Eddie, but we can't take anything away from Howland, they had some great hitters. I kept waiting to see the "bottom" of their order, but they seemed to be bigger and bigger every time someone came to the box. It was a long inning - Howland scored 6 runs on 5 hits to take a comfortable lead in the 1st inning. Bryan Russell pitched innings 2 and 3 and did a good job, facing 8 batters while striking out 3. Overall they played exceptionally well.....especially since they only practiced the night before. They played 5 great games and should focus on the 4 wins instead of the 1 that they lost. It was a long day, but a great deal of fun.....and you would never have known that we lost by the time they got back to LaGrange and were all swimming in the pool. Great job by each player for his or her contribution.

The Brownville/Milo All-Starts brought home a 2nd place trophy at the Howland tournament. They played 5 games in the heat and won their first 4 and lost the last game to Howland. They did a fantastic job......

Front row: Lucas Grinnell, Trevor Lyford, Justin Ottmann and Shelby Weston Back row: Bryan Russell, Klay Stevens, Jake Turner, Jerell Arefein, Taylor Delano, Ryan Hibbs, Greg Hathorn and Eddie Cobb.


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Belated Congratulations to Patriot Tennis Teams
By Bill Sawtell
Russ Carey's boys team finished at 9-3, a tremendous improvement over last year's 2-9 record, finishing fourth in Eastern Maine Class C, defeating Stearns in the regional quarterfinals and losing to top-ranked Madawaska in the semifinals.

Their Individual Records:
Ian Carey: 10-4, Adam Ballash: 10-4, Jordan Allen: 12-2, Nathan Allen: 9-5, Matt Ludden: 9-5, Andrew Murray: 7-7, Dillon Conley: 4-3, Chris Bessey: 3-3, Doug Lyford: 1-3

"These nine players were living proof that if you work hard enough, you can improve your tennis game and become competitive with other players," said Coach Carey. " As their coach I was proud of their positive attitudes and their work ethic. After making it as far as the semi-finals, hopefully they now realize what it will take to play in the finals next season."

Russ Carey's girls team finished third in Eastern Maine Class C at wit a 9-3 record, beating Madawaska and Lincoln in the playoffs before losing in the Eastern Maine finals to Orono. It was the first appearance ever by a penquis tennis team in the Eastern Maine finals. Congratulations Coach Carey and Girls!

Player Records:
Liza Comeau: 10-2, Kate Hamlin: 15-0, Christina Gerrish: 10-5, Lindsay Small: 3-11, Jodi Walker: 3-11, Kristin Burch: 3-12, Krystle Parkman: 1-6, Erika Lyford: 3-7

Kate Hamlin broke her older sister (Lauren's) record of 14 wins in a season by winning 15, and as Liza Comeau, was named First Team PVC for the second year in a row.

According to their mentor, this has been another great era in Penquis tennis.

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Penquis Area Town Team Baseball of the 1960s By Bill Sawtell
Milo-During my freshman summer at Farmington State College (now UMF), I got to play for the B & A Rovers semipro baseball team in MIlo consisting of players from Milo and Brownville, like Paul Beals, Pete Webb, Murrel Harris, Gary Larson, and Jim Owens. The team was coached by Ken and Paul Beals. I played for the Rovers the next year (1966) as well, also playing for the East Millinocket Ruffians coached by Gippy Harris and starring his son Eddy.

We played such teams as Charleston Air Station, the Hartland Tanners, with Elmer Ballard and his roundhouse curveball, the Mattawamkeag Merchants, Sherman for which Ron Marks played fresh out of the university team, and Guilford, which had many fine players in the twilight of their careers.

The "Keag" was a powerful nine with Arnold, Murphy, and Hartford on the mound, Libby at short, and other fine players. We were happy to beat them in East Millinocket when I played a game at centerfield one night for the Ruffiians.

Guilford had a great year in the mid-1960s, going to the Nationals, hitting over 40 homers, with Gaw, a fine player at the university at one time, Barstow, a teammate of Jimmy Brown's in football at Syracuse and a high school basketball coach who currently has over 600 wins to his credit, Loren Ritchie, for whom a field is named in Greenville, and Ted Clark, who starred at Stephens High in Rumford, Farmington State College (Hall of Fame there), the Farmington Flyers, the US Air Force in Germany, and with Guilford.

It is Frederic "Ted" Clark's recent death that inspires me to write this article. For it strikes a responsive chord and ties in well with my youth.

As a younger man coming out of Brownville, It was a great honor to be on the same field with some of the truly great Maine athletes and people, such as Loren Ritchie and Ted Clark. I had only started at third base all four years at third base for Brownville Junction and won a batting championship in the Babe Ruth League in 1961. These older men were all established players.

"Due to a change in job duties, I have had to resign from my coaching position as PVHS Girl’s Soccer Coach.

The coaching spot has been filled by Teri Morrill. Teri will bring her many years of experience as a middle school coach to the varsity level and she

will do a great job in continuing the strong tradition of Penquis Soccer.

This year's team is a great group of girls with lots of talent and drive and great promise for success in the Penquis Valley Conference.

I would like to sincerely thank the players I have coached and their parents for their support over the past three years. The Penquis district should be proud of the caliber and sportsmanship of the athletes that balance schoolwork and a commitment to athletics each year.

Thanks again to the parents and athletes and best wishes for a great season to Penquis Soccer - I'll be rooting for you!"
Jenson Bissell

Bryan Russell in his wind up on the mound against the Springfield team......the sun was directly in the pitchers face during this game.....but they did a great job anyway

Jerell Arefein at bat against Lincoln.

Lucas Grinnell waits for his turn; taking a few swings on the weighted bat. He was a solid 2nd baseman for the all-stars; and quick base runner.

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John and DeeDee Lyford celebrated their 45th Wedding Anniversary. at the home of their son on June 18th with many friends and family in attendance.
The Milo Garden Club Summer Fair will be held at PVHS on Aug. 4, from 11-1. Crafts, vegetables, perennials, plants, a "nearly new" table & food will be on sale. A luncheon, by donation, will be available. An auction, raffle and door prizes, will be sponsored by the Milo Garden Club.
Something for everyone to enjoy!

AUGUST 6 & 7, 2005
There will be an auction on the church lawn and a white elephant sale in the church vestry on Saturday at 9am.
The Quilt display will be held in the Sanctuary of the church in the morning.
A Baked bean supper will be served at 4:30 and 5:30 pm at the Fellowship Hall. The supper will be $6.00 for adults and $3.00 for children under 12 years. The menu includes beans, hotdogs, coleslaw, salad, rolls, beverage, and dessert.
The Church Service will be at 2:P.M. on Sunday the 7th.
Rev. Darren Morgan will be preaching the message.
There will be a fellowship time following the service.

This is an amusing article found in one of Ona Littlefield’s Scrapbooks, which were given to the Milo Historical Society.
Letter an Oklahoma man sent his banker when pressed for payment.
It is impossible for me to send you a check in response to your request. My present financial condition is due to the effects of federal laws, state laws, county laws, corporation laws, by-laws, brother-in-laws, mother-in-law and out-laws that have been foisted upon the unsuspecting public. Through-out the various laws I have been held down, held up, helped up, walked on, sat on, flattened out and squeezed until I don’t know where I am, who I am, what I am or why I am.

These laws compel me to pay a merchant tax, capital stock tax, income tax, poll tax, real estate tax, property tax, auto tax, gas tax, water tax, light tax, cigar tax, street tax, school tax, syntax and carpet tax.

The Government has so governed my business that I do not know who owns it. I am suspected, inspected, disrespected, examined, re-examined until all I know is

that I am supplicated for money for every need, desire and hope of the human race and because I refuse to fall and go out and beg, borrow or steal money to give away, I am cussed, discussed, boycotted, talked to, talked about, lied about, held up, held down, and robbed until I am nearly ruined, so the only reason I am clinging to life is to see what the heck is coming next.
Dec. 16, 1934

Milo Free Public Library News
By Judith Macdougall
I’m sorry I did not have the library column in the last two papers, but I was away on vacation for two weeks. We went to Virginia Beach to visit our son, Arthur, and his family. While there we rode out to Chincoteague Island and saw the Assateague Light. Walter and I were amazed to ride across and under 17 miles of bridge and tunnels. The Assateague Light was also astounding at 142 feet tall. We were disappointed not to see any of the famous ponies though. Early (think 4:00a.m.) Friday Arthur drove us all to Grandfather Mountain in Linville, NC where we met up with our second son, Malcolm, and his children. It was exciting for Walter and myself to have all four grandchildren together. For those of you who know Malcolm, you might be interested to know he ran in the Grandfather Mountain marathon-26.5 miles from Boone and the last five miles up the mountain to the highland games on Saturday, July 9th. He came in 128 out of 400. He had hoped to do the run in under 4 hours, but heat and a muscle cramp slowed him down to 4 hours and 4 minutes. I just marvel that anyone would even bother to run that far voluntarily. The MacDougall Clan members present at the games and our family were certainly proud of him. On Sunday we said goodbye to our Virginia family and headed to Kernersville, NC with Malcolm to visit there for the next few days. We had a grand time with family.

A big thank you to my assistant, Pam, and library substitutes, Victoria Eastman and Belinda Raymond for ably carrying on the library work and serving our patrons so well.

I also want to thank our community readers who have been doing such a wonderful job Wednesday afternoons. Jane Jones, our town manager, read to 21 children on July 6. She told me the book that kept everyone’s attention was Eric Carle’s newest book Ten Little Rubber Ducks. Eric Carle’s books are always popular because he has big colorful pictures, short interesting text and often a built-in surprise. In this book the back cover contained a squeaker that made the sound of a toy duck.

Debra Knapp read on July 13 to 16 children. Debbie read all Eric Carle books but had a surprise of her own. She used her radio to add music to the Eric Carle book Little Cloud. Children who attend our Story Time are often surprised when our readers add creative touches of their own.

On July 20 Neil Hamlin, our town lawyer, read to 14 children. By taking time from their busy day all these community readers are giving our children the message that reading and children are important. We at the library are so pleased and thankful to have these wonderful volunteers to help us at Story Time.

NEWS FLASH: We have the new Harry Potter # 6-Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling. We have two copies to share among our patrons. If you haven’t bought your own copy and don’t intend to do so, come in and borrow one of ours, or put your name on the list. My one request is that after you have read Harry Potter you do not talk to me about it until I have read it. I usually wait until those patrons who are most anxious to read it have had their chance first, but I will read it eventually. From what I have heard about it, there are lots of surprises in this HARRY POTTER #6.

We received a shipment of adult books this week . There is a new title by Danielle Steel and a great new summer read by James Patterson. I’ll be listing these books next week.

Library Summer Hours
Telephone 943-2331

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What About Investing in Real Estate?

Shelley Phillips-Mills Financial Consultant, AAMS
A.G. Edwards & Sons, Inc. Key Plaza 23 Water Street
Bangor, Me 04401 207-947-5456 or 1-800-947-5456
fax: 207-945-3978

Like many Americans, you’re probably well aware of the fact that your home is one of the biggest investments you have. But if you’re looking for other ways to take advantage of the real estate market, you may not have enough money on hand to buy a second home simply as an investment. While putting money into your own home helps to preserve its value, it also requires ongoing capital investments and does not provide a high level of liquidity. Fortunately for investors, there are other investment vehicles available to help you get into the real estate market without the responsibility of being the sole owner of the property.

Real Estate Investment Trusts are companies that own a portfolio of real estate to earn cash flow for shareholders. Commonly known by their acronym, REITs (pronounced “reets”), these companies are usually publicly traded, so you can make a direct investment in them by buying their common shares like any other stock. REITs fall into one of two basic categories: equity REITs and mortgage REITs.

Equity REITs own real estate; many of them buy, sell, own, manage, lease and maintain commercial real estate. Portions of the rents received from the properties owned by the REIT, and even capital gains from the sale of buildings for profit, can be a source of income to shareholders owning stock in the REIT. Mortgage REITs, on the other hand, specialize in lending money to real estate owners – both commercial and residential. Interest income from these mortgage interests gets passed on to investors owning stock in a mortgage REIT.

To give you a better idea of the advantages of investing in REITs, let’s take an even closer look at how one works. The goal of an equity REIT is to maximize both rental income and income from the portfolio of real estate that it owns, while at the same time minimizing real estate and business expenses, thus generating a positive cash flow. To maintain REIT status, these companies must pay their investors at least 90 percent of the taxable net income generated by their portfolios in the form of dividends. What’s more, at least 75 percent of a company’s gross income must originate from real estate investments, either in the form of rental income from equity ownership or interest income from mortgages. Simply stated, a REIT serves as a conduit through which income is passed – in the form of dividends – from a real estate portfolio to shareholders.

Now that you know a little more about what they are and how they work, here are a few tips for successful investing in REITs. For starters, you want to focus on those companies that have proven management teams. One of the critical factors in the performance of a REIT is a management team that can operate the real estate in its portfolio in such a way as to enhance shareholder value. In addition, you want to target REITs that have visible, more predictable growth prospects. Companies that have historically delivered developments on time and on budget – and also have a significant pipeline to fund future growth – would fit into this category.

Keep in mind that REITs may be less liquid and contain a higher risk of loss of principal than other forms of publicly traded equity investments, and may be more appropriate for individuals willing to assume a higher degree of risk for the opportunity of potentially greater returns.

Still, as you can see, REITs can offer an opportunity to invest in the real estate market without having to deal with the hands on operations. Depending on your own risk tolerance and time horizon – among other factors – REITs could be worthy of additional consideration. If you think you might be interested in adding them to your portfolio, a financial consultant can help you find specific investments that may be right for you. If you would like to receive the A.G. Edwards’ publication, “2005 REIT Investing,” please contact financial consultant, Shelley Phillips-Mills in Bangor at 1-800-947-5456.
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Back row...Joan Henderson, Cheryl Bell Hamlin, Middle row...Lorraine Long Smith and Kathryn Horne Witham, Front Row...Darla Perry Hamlin and Paulette Stanchfield Broadbent.

Traditions of a Milo-ite
by Kathryn Witham
I hardly know where to begin. My good friends Joan Henderson, Cheryl Hamlin, Lorraine Long, Darla Hamlin, and I had a wonderful adventure this week. I refer to it as an adventure because it's something we haven't done before....and when you venture into territory that is must consider it an adventure. It all began last summer when a seed was planted in Joan's and my minds to visit with our friend Paulette Stanchfield Broadbent at her little cottage in Prospect Harbor. Paulette and Joan and I had breakfast at the little Sebec Village Cafe one summer morning, and we hatched a little off-the-cuff plan to visit Paulette, "next" summer, to see her place.

Next summer has arrived. At our class reunion, recently, our plan to visit Paulette just sort of took on a life of it's own, and we made the plan to go down to Prospect Harbor this past week...for two days. Other classmates got wind of our plans to visit....and it sounded like fun to them, as well. Before we knew it there were six of us. This was to be a pajama party for six, fifty-something, post menopausal women. We came from all over the State of Maine, to the sweetest cottage we'd ever seen, to enjoy each other's company...absolutely as giddy as we were in the 1960's when we used to get together as kids.

I don't think any of us had preconceived notions of how this little party would play out. I thought we'd laugh alot. I was sure we'd talk till our throats were sore. I knew we'd eat well, and I couldn't wait to see Paulette's decorating expertise come to life in something other than a photograph. What I didn't predict was the absolute abandon with which we approached conversation with each other around her cozy kitchen table...rocking on her expansive coastal porch....standing outside the bathroom door (waiting our turn).... sprawled on her living room furniture....and even after we were tucked in our beds that night.

When we were teenagers we shared our hopes and dreams for life with each we are

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grandmothers, and we are still sharing our hopes and dreams for life with each other. You might be thinking: How could it be that in forty some years they haven't been able to achieve those hopes and dreams? How come they still are searching? Well, our teenaged goals have been reached...long ago. We have all had rich, full, and for the most part happy lives and fun lucrative careers. What we haven't done is stop living. We haven't (any of us) settled in, awaiting the end of our lives. We're as busy dreaming as we were forty years ago.....and we're all anticipating the next forty!

Our lives began in the core, which is Milo....and have spread across the state and country...and back again, in slow meandering lines. We have gathered up spouses, children, grandchildren, and friends along the way. We have lived rich full lives....experiencing love, enduring grief, and forming incredibly diverse opinions on almost any and every subject that you could imagine. Back at the core....we are the same. We are fun loving, beautiful, intelligent, and opinionated women...all raised in Milo...still completely full of life and dreaming the kind of dreams women have, only now it's for the last half of our lives.

Paulette has had the chance to reach more than one goal in her life. Her little Blueberry Cottage in Prospect Harbor is a fine example of how a dream can play itself out in one's lifetime. Nestled on the other side of a little hill, she has redecorated the house of her dreams. When we arrived in her small coastal community, I was sure we could drive right to her house, and that I'd recognize it from the pictures. This didn't turn out to be the case. Because we are women....and not afraid to stop and ask directions....we immediately determined that we were lost and needed help. Undaunted, Joan pulled into a little store/restaurant and I jumped out to ask the clerk/waiter if he knew Paulette Broadbent who lives in a place called Blueberry Cottage. He didn't know Paulette....but he gave me explicit directions to Blueberry Cottage. Now...mind you...Blueberry Cottage is the name that Paulette gave this cottage. We got a big kick out of the fact that she's known by the name of her house. We were only moments away. Our breath was completely taken away by her view and the ambiance of this perfect place. We knew the minute we saw it that we were going to have a wonderful time.

The guests all arrived within minutes of each other....which was astounding considering we had come from different ends of the state. We yakkety yakked our way through the tour of the house...through the afternoon around the kitchen table (which groaned with treats)...through Paulette's delicious dinner....through the steel drum band concert at the fire station that she took us to....and then late into the evening back around the table. We solved the problems of the world. We finally slept between the crispest, whitest sheets I've ever experienced (dried on the pulley line out back), under the most beautiful moon that I've ever seen. I had a skylight right over my head. It was very close to how I imagine heaven.

The next morning Paulette successfully produced hot-out-of-the-oven popovers, that we slathered with some of Cheryl Hamlin's homemade strawberry jam. She also served fruit salad and pots of tea and coffee. She entertains with such ease that I believe we forgot for a moment that she isn't any younger than we are. When her husband called to say that he had invited house guest that might be arriving any minute, we all jumped into action and helped her put Blueberry Cottage back to rights. The only
remnants left of our visit were the wonderful memories that were floating forever in the salt air. The nautical sounding wind chimes hanging from her quaint porch bade us farewell as we headed back into the reality that is life. Harmonizing along the highway with the Everly Brothers, we knew we had experienced something extraordinary, something that confirmed our maturity. We thank Paulette for the hours that we had to reflect on the interesting women that we six little girls have become.

Paulette fixed Poppy Seed Chicken for supper. She served it with baked potatoes and a Spinach (also with some loose lettuce) and Strawberry Salad with homemade dressing. It was delicious. I'm going to attempt to remember how to make the chicken dish. Bear with me, as I didn't write this down.

2 or 3 boneless skinless chicken breasts cut up in bite sized pieces and cooked (probably in a frying pan with a little oil) until they are done and juices run clear.
1 can Cream of Chicken Soup
1 can Cream of Mushroom Soup
1 cup sour cream
2 Tbs. poppy seeds
She didn't mention salt and pepper, but I'd use a little
1/2 stack of Ritz Crackers (crushed)
1/2 stick of butter (melted)

In a large bowl, stir the cooked chicken pieces, soups, sour cream and poppy seeds together. Spoon into a greased 2 qt. casserole. Sprinkle with the crushed crackers and drizzle with the melted butter. Bake approximately 3/4 of an hour in a 375-400 degree oven. The casserole needs to be heated through and you'll notice it bubbling in good shape around the edges. This was great served along side the baked potatoes, but Paulette put the chicken right on her potatoes...which looked good, too. For our crowd of six she doubled the recipe. However, she only used 3 Tbs. of the poppy seeds and she used five chicken breasts. She baked it in a 9X13 baking pan.


BROWNVILLE JUNCTION Alberta J. Mack, 92, wife of the late Walter P. Mack, died July 21, 2005, at a Dover-Foxcroft hospital. She was born May 5, 1913, in Portland, the daughter of William T. and Eldora (Wyman) Jones. She was a graduate of Brownville Junction High School, Class of 1933. Alberta was a member of the United Methodist Church of Brownville Junction, the Brownville Junction Alumni Association, and Katahdin Senior Citizens. She will be remembered by her very dear friend, Elva Casteel; her special neighbors, John and Denise Graves; her friends, Jeanine Burgoyne and Alta Noble; and several cousins.. Burial will be in the family lot in Pinetree Cemetery. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to the Brownville Jct. United Methodist Church, Building Fund, P.O. Box 285, Brownville Junction, ME 04415. Arrangements are in the care of the Lary Funeral Home.

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Children: Priority One

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

The flag salute was led by Eben DeWitt. Paul Grindle led us in prayer requesting that the Lord be with us as we assist our community and schools. Don Harris read the inspirational reading today.

President Harris introduced our guest speaker today, Leanne Pooler and her daughter Katie and son Zachary. He also introduced two members of the Dover-Foxcroft Kiwanis, Doc Sherman and Hoyt Fairbrother.

Birthday greetings this week go to Jim Macomber as he celebrates his birthday on July 22nd.

Happy dollars were donated to see the Boston Red Sox back in first place, for a Happy Anniversary, to see Zack, to see Katie, and for the player of the day. A sad dollar was given for a death and a hopeful dollar to find a cure for Alzheimer’s disease.

Interclub: Chris Almy advises that there will be an interclub to Dover-Foxcroft on Tuesday morning July 26th at 6:30 am.

Golf Tournament: The JSI Golf Tournament on Aug. 5th was discussed. Work committees were set up to assist with spotting, greeting food sales and the like. Tent set up will take place on the evening of Aug 4th. Kiwanis members were asked to lend support and assist at this function.

Don Harris introduced our speaker today, Leanne, Zach and Katie Pooler. Leanne and her husband, Dave recently purchased the DownHome Bed and Breakfast on Elm St. in Milo.

Leanne grew up in Southern Maine and came to school here in her younger years. Leanne and her husband

came back to their home territory after traveling the road for twelve years as long distance truckers. They purchased a home on the south shore in Lakeview, and after a time decided that with a growing family that perhaps a larger home was needed. Since Leanne is now a stay at home mom and she likes to meet new folks, a B&B would be of great interest to them. She wants her children to grow up and stay here and she would like to see new businesses relocate here.

She hopes to invest in our community and would like to see the B&B perhaps do something a bit differently than the previous owner had done. The possibility of sponsoring rafting trips or kayaking and/or canoeing trips would be a possibility with the presence of the Kennebunk, Penobscot, and Dead River in our region. She will not be doing catering as the previous owner had (and, with a smile noted that she is NOT a chef).

Thank you Leanne for giving us the opportunity of learning more about the new/old business located here in our community.
Our speaker next week will be Jenson Bissell from Baxter State Park.
Respectfully submitted by Dorothy Brown, secretary.

JULY 1976
25-Sunny windy cold-50° at 9:15 pm
26-Sunny windy am m. cloudy pm
27-Cloudy thunder shower in evening
28-Sunny windy
29-Sunny L wind
30-Rain-60° at 7:15 AM
31-Rain Fair pm

Monday, August 22, 2-7 pm Milo Town Hall
If you would like to sign up for an appointment, please call Seth at 943-2425 or Izzy at 564-2847.
The blood from this drive will go towards the EMMC Blood Bank, NOT the Red Cross. This means that the blood will stay within the State of Maine. NOTE: Anyone who donated at the Blood Drive in June is eligible to donate at this drive.
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Monday, August 22, 2-7 pm Milo Town Hall

If you would like to sign up for an appointment, please call Seth at 943-2425 or Izzy at 564-2847.

The blood from this drive will go towards the EMMC Blood Bank, NOT the Red Cross. This means that the blood will stay within the State of Maine. NOTE: Anyone who donated at the Blood Drive in June is eligible to donate at this drive.

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