Three Rivers News, 2005-08-01

Penquis All Stars, formerly Milo/Brownville all-stars finished in 3rd place at the Brownville Tournament. Good job boys.

The Penquis all-stars played their hearts out on Saturday, July 30th front row: Ryan Hibbs, Justin Ottmann, Tyler Pelletier, Lucas Grinnell & Trevor Lyford back row: Bryan Russell, Klay Stevens, Eddie Cobb, Jerell Arefein, Jacob Turner and Colby Brown

These boys, were almost sent home after their second game, but rallied back to win game 2 and then continued on to win the next game and ended up losing in game 4 to Howland, but if you happened to be there to watch their rally, it was awesome, and just plain FUN.....they scraped their way back into the game off a great blooper to right field from Tyler Pelletier to bust the game wide open. What also got the boys back in contention was their own "cheering" for each made a big difference and helped to contribute to the win. You guys played great and were fun to watch, what more could you ask for.

I might also add, that they all went up to Dean Bellatty at the beginning of the tournament and thanked him for holding the games and letting them all play. I want to say thank you as well. It was soooo Fun!

To the Editor:
Please address this letter to parents who allow their children to ride bikes in the Main Street area of Milo.

Remind your children that bikes have the same rules of the road ad vehicles. Lately I have seen too many “close calls” because kids on bikes are not stopping at intersections and checking to make sure there are no vehicles coming.

Another thing that bicyclists need to watch out for is customers coming out of the stores on Main Street. Not too long ago, a lady was hit and knocked down by a boy on a bike. Fortunately she only received bruises, but her injuries could have been much worse,

At one time, it was a rule that you couldn’t ride your bike on the Main Street sidewalk; you had to walk your bike up or down it.

I have expressed my concerns to the Town Manager and she informed me that these issues will be brought up at the next Selectmen’s meeting on Tuesday, August 2, 2005. If you have suggestions or concerns relating to this matter, perhaps you could let them know before the meeting.

Thank you for letting me express my concerns, and parents, be sure to inform your children of the rules and safety issues of riding a bicycle.

Sandra Haley

Milo Garden Club Summer Fair
The Milo Garden Club Summer Fair will be held at Penquis Valley High School on Aug. 4th from 11:00 to 1:00. Crafts, vegetables, perennials, plants, a "nearly new" table and food will be on sale. A luncheon, by donation, will be available. There will be an auction, a raffle and door prizes, sponsored by the Milo Garden Club. Something for everyone to enjoy!

Medford’s own Molly Johnston has expanded her home-based business to Main Street in Milo


Red Hatters from Sebec, Milo, Brownville, and Brownville Jct. met for lunch this past Wednesday at the Milo Gazebo. After a time of relaxing and getting to know each other, and renewing old friendships, we traveled up the road to enjoy a nice lunch at “The Restaurant."

Photo from left to right: Front row: Lorraine Fitzpatrick, Gwen Bradeen, Joyce Martin, Cookie Farrar, and Helga Nason. Back Row: Ila Dean, Lillian McLean, Barbara Walker, Ruth Nason, Rose Seavey, June Marsh, Gloria Stinson.

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This wicked handsome guy is McHale. He is wonderful!!!
He’s all fixed, up to date on his shots and would make a great pet fro an older person with no other pets, as he is a “People Cat”

Please don’t forget us when you are up-grading an appliance or knick-knack. PAWS is having a yard sale and would love some quality items to sell! Call 943-2324 or 943-5083 for details.

It's almost over Dean...thanks for a great tournament!

Red Sox (9) vs. Cubs (2)
After 2 nights of heavy rain, that postponed the play off games, the sun was finally back in the pitchers eyes for a gorgeous night of baseball at Davis Field in Jct. Umping for the game were Chris Dumont calling balls and strikes and Alex Zwicker doing the bases.

FOR THE RED SOX: Trevor Lyford had a hot bat for the Sox tonight with a single, double and triple off a bunt, fly ball to left center field and a hard grounder to right field, giving him 3 RBI's for the night. Ryan Hibbs had a triple his first at bat from a hard grounder to right field. Justin Ottmann had an RBI single on a ground ball hit to right field and he also pitched 3 terrific innings, facing 14 batters, striking out 9. Levi Engstrom also added an RBI single on a grounder to left center field. Greg Hathorn, Shayne McSwine, Colton Durant, Bobby Dugans and Jake McSwine all got on tonight with walks. Also pitching 2 super innings for the Sox was Greg Hathorn, facing 9 hitters and striking out 6. Ryan Hibbs was the closer for the Sox, facing 4 batters and making a great play on a bunt from Alex Beals for out #1, then out #2 came on a play at 3rd base with a steal by Taylor Delano on a nice throw from the catcher to third baseman, Greg Hathorn....who tagged Taylor out. (Nice slide by the way from Taylor) Trevor Lyford made the last out of the game on a nice throw home from the second baseman, Shayne McSwine; he ran the runner back to third...and dove at her, tagging her out.

Taylor Delano, for the Cubs, gets ready in the box to hit against the Red Sox

FOR THE CUBS: Taylor Delano pitched 2 innings with the sun directly in his eyes and had 4 strike outs. Alex Beals did a super job as well of catching and also pitched 1 1/2 innings, striking out 3 batters. Darren Lewis pitched 1 inning, striking out 2. Shane Emery stepped in and pitched 1/2 inning, striking out 2. Shane also had a single on a grounder to 3rd base. Taylor Delano had 2 singles on what looked like a bunt and another single on a hard ground ball to the 3rd baseline. Alex Beals got a double on a

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ground ball to 3rd base and with some heads up base running. Darren Lewis hit a double up the third baseline and did a great job of hustling down the baseline. The Cubs made a nice defensive play against the Sox at third base in the 3rd inning....they tagged out Ryan Hibbs as he was trying to steal 3rd....he leaped, but not high enough. Great play Cubs.

Watching their son at Steve and Diane something to smile about!

Levi Engstrom and Shayne McSwine take a few practice throws during the Cubs/Sox game here Thursday evening.

More coverage on page 5

CORRECTION: In last weeks article about the Post #92 American Legion Auxiliary Juniors Initiation; we forgot to mention that Senior Vice President Cathy Jordan was in attendance. Cathy is a valued member of our Auxiliary and we apologize for omitting her name from the article.

MSAD 41's Wellness Team Goes to Sugarloaf
June 26-30th once again found ten members of MSAD 41's Wellness Team at the Maine Schoolsite Health Promotion Conference at Sugarloaf. Each year the Dept. of Education sponsors this great conference in order that Wellness Teams might return to their districts better equipped to promote health and wellness for staff and students.

This year's conference, "Celebrating 20 Years of Wellness," provided many opportunities for teams to experience wellness in different ways and at different levels. It now becomes the responsibly of individual teams to bring new ideas back to their districts where health promotion and illness prevention is the overall goal.

Some highlights of the conference, along with informative workshops, inspiring roundtable presentations and interesting panel discussions, are the keynote speakers. Each year our team returns home feeling that we have seen and heard "the best," only to find the next year even better!

Sunday evening's keynote presentation "Investing in Your Most Important Asset: Yourself" featured best-selling author Dave Peltzer. As a child Dave endured the horrors of child abuse and nearly died by the hands of his mentally disturbed mother. He vowed not to become a product of his negative environment by refusing to use his unfortunate experience as a crutch. Writer of 3 books which appeared simultaneously on the New York Times Best Seller List: "A Child Called It," "The Lost Boy," and "A Man Called Dave," Peltzer inspires audiences all across the country with his compelling story, while strongly emphasizing moving beyond pain and teaching strategies for turning adversity into triumph.

Monday evening Bob Marley, well know comedian and Maine native, wowed us with his wonderful evening of entertainment. If "laughter is the best medicine" then we were well and truly healed of anything that ailed us!

Workshop sessions featured other great presenters including Dr. Robert Gilbert, a professor at Montclair State University (NJ), who taught us "How to Do The Impossible." Dr. Gilbert is one of the world's leading authorities on Applied Sport Psychology, and for 6 years was editor of the world's most popular motivational magazine--Bits & Pieces. In his entertaining lecture Dr. Gilbert combines storytelling, videos, magic, and humor into a highly-charged audience-participation event.

Also featured at a workshop session was Dayle Hayes who spoke on "Health at Every Size: How You Can Help Every Body Move Toward Health and Well-being. Dayle's philosophy addresses the fact that despite the billions spent on dieting every year, Americans are getting heavier by the day--and eating problems are epidemic. Dayle, well known as a leader in the "non-diet" movement, taught us how to use effective, alternative approaches in our day-to-day work in order to develop specific strategies for helping children and adults normalize their eating patterns, increase their physical activity, and improve their body image--without dieting.

Along with workshops, roundtables, keynote speakers, and wellness time, teams also spent time developing an Action Plan that must be submitted to the Dept. of Education before conference end. This plan then becomes the working guide for teams during the upcoming school year.

Many thanks to the "team" for their dedication and hard work, and to the MSAD 41 administrative team who value health and wellness enough to make our attendance at this conference possible. Stay tuned for Wellness in 2005/2006!
Sue Chaffee, Team Leader

LAGOY MILO - Army National Guard Pfc. Samuel M. Lagoy is currently deployed overseas at a forward operating location in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Lagoy, a helicopter mechanic with one year of military service, is normally assigned to the 126th Aviation Maintenance Company, Bangor. He is the son of Brian E.J. and Donna M. Lagoy of Milo.

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The First tournament of this season for the Penquis area took place July 24th

The weather was perfect for the 30 tennis matches. Six teams played competitive tennis from noon until 5:00pm. The ages of the players ranged from high school students to senior citizens!! 129 games were played under clear sunny skies. The WINNERS WERE: FIRST PLACE – Liza Comeau & Ian Carey (Penquis High School Tennis Team); SECOND PLACE – Jan Waterman & Torrey Ellis; AND THIRD PLACE – Chris Hamlin & Russell Carey.

Ian Carey and Liza Comeau. Ian is the son of Vikki and Russell Carey and Liza is the daughter of Angie and Mike Comeau.

Fun tennis continues every Tuesday evening (5:30PM to 7:30PM) and Sunday afternoon (3 PM to 5PM).

Open to all -- minimum age is 16. Call Mary Lou at 965 9721 for more information.

Dear everyone,
All is well in Mali. I’m in Kayes for a few days to do our radio show and do some pricing research for my pirogue project, which I hope to get online within the next month. Village life is going really well for me…I try to stay busy and let people know that I’m not just there on vacation for two years, which I’m sure is what many people think because most of the work that I’ve done so far has been outside of my own village.

Right now, pretty much everyone is out in the field everyday farming corn, peanuts, and millet. I’ve helped some of my friends a bit with hoeing, which I’ve found to be very labor intensive and time consuming. Hacking away at the earth with a tiny garden hoe for 6-7 hours everyday is a lot of work, most of which I doubt I could handle over the long run. But seeing everyone farming everyday has motivated me to try some farming myself next to my huts, in which I plan on trying to grow some corn with my neighbor.

We had some visitors from France in my village during the past two weeks. The 7 of them were all around 19 years old

and worked for the NGO MaliNA. Basically what French NGOs do is give money to various organizations and spend some time in village, living the ‘village life’ (even though they eat with forks). But I did get to spend some time with them, even though I haven’t studied French since being installed into my village. They were all very nice and seemed motivated to help the people of my area. I think that when I was hanging out with them and some Malians, the Malians found it very strange that I was asking them to translate my questions in Bambara into French, because I definitely feel that at this point my Bambara is much more developed than my French. I plan on studying Bambara up until around December and then switching back to studying French for the rest of my service.

I think that I mentioned in my last email the difficulties that I have here with the poverty at times. The one thing that really gets to me is the sick and dying children, whose parents are left virtually helpless because they don’t have the money or access to health centers that everyone has in the U.S. Just last week I was hanging out with my good friend Hawa and her friend was there with her two-year-old boy. I’m not sure what illness he had, but he was so skinny that his legs and arms were about as thick as a broom handle. He barely had enough energy to cry, which he did sparingly, and the only part of his body that he was able to move was his hands. I had a hard time sitting there, listening to him whimper and watching his mother try to make him relax. You could really see how miserable her son’s condition made her. This is something that Malians and most people of Africa deal with everyday, something that occurs so frequently that when an infant dies they hardly grieve because they are so accustomed this sort of thing happening. It’s a serious problem that I think we as Americans overlook because it’s happening nowhere near our country; but it’s something that I hope is being realized now and that action will be taken to combat the poverty.

Just to let you all know; I’ll be coming home to Maine for a month (Oct. 18 – Nov. 15) so that I can go to my brother Michael’s wedding in California. I’m really looking forward to taking it easy and seeing friends and family, while at the same time recharging for the second year of my service. I can’t imagine how cold Maine is going to feel in October, considering when it gets in the low 70’s here I get chills and have to wear a long sleeve shirt. Hopefully I’ll get to either see or talk to you all.

I think that I will sign off here and take a trip into the market. I hope that this email finds you all happy, healthy, and having a great summer.

Peace and Love,

All of the Kayes region volunteers and my good friends

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Milo Free Public Library News
By Judith Macdougall
Even though I do not like hot, muggy weather we here in Maine are so much luckier on weather than many places in the states and the world. I can’t imagine prolonged temperatures of over 100 degrees for a great length of time as they have had in the west or 37” of rain in less than 24 hours as they received in Bombay this past week. Even black flies (our scourges) are more acceptable than such dangerous weather extremes. However, we are very grateful for our air-conditioning in the library. It makes a workable temperature available for the staff and is a pleasant interlude for our patrons who come in for a book, to use the computers or who have brought their children in to our summer reading program. Our library is a busy, cheerful place in these hot muggy summer days and a pleasant temperature too. We invite you to take a minute out of your day, come into our library, sit in our very comfortable chair and relax with the Piscataquis Observer or your favorite magazine.

Our reader this week was Deborah Walker, an elementary grade school teacher. She read to an interested group of children and adults, and then spoke to many in the library who were so pleased to see a teacher in the summer. Deborah noted that it was the 20th anniversary of our summer reading program and commented that her daughter, Amanda, had been a kindergartner in our very first summer reading program-Open Doors Open Books which theme centered on the Statue of Liberty. Amanda had drawn a striking poster of the Statue of Liberty. Debbie said she knew she still had that poster somewhere at home. Now that the summer reading program has 20 years of history, lots of memories come back as I read names in school news or see older library patrons (all of 16 years who nostalgically talk about when they were little and in the summer reading program).

Our son Malcolm is visiting for a few days while he and his classmates from the class of 1980 celebrate their 25th class reunion. Thursday morning he made several signs and stood on the Sebec Bridge at 8:30 a.m. to send messages via the web cam back to fellow workers at Sara Lee in Winston-Salem, NC. Along with the traditional signs such as GOOD MORNING, WINSTON-SALEM he also had a sign that read “57 degrees” (what a lovely cool morning it was). He had enjoyed the web cam when he was at home in NC and planned the whole event out ahead. He told his co-workers the time to watch, noted the best place to stand and made the signs to use. Malcolm then met classmates at the Milo Farmers Union where members of his health conscious class were going to hike into Moxie Falls near The Forks and enjoy a picnic together.

We have a new juvenile book MARISOL by Gary Soto. This book is part of the new American Girl Today series. This is the first book in this new series we have acquired. If it is as popular as the original American Girl series, we will get more. Marisol is a dancer and loves her lessons, but her family plans to move and she has to learn to adapt to new circumstances. We have also received KIRA-KIRA by Cynthia Kadohata. This is a Newbery Award winner about a Japanese family and their two daughters.
Here is the list of adult books I promised you last week. They are all ready to circulate.

Brockman, Suzanne BREAKING POINT
O’Shaughnessy, Perri CASE OF LIES
Patterson, James LIFEGUARD
Steel, Danielle MIRACLE

We have also had donations of two new mysteries by Jackie Wood. Thank you, Jackie.


Library Summer Hours
Mon.-Weds.-Fri. ---2:00-8:00
Telephone 943-2612

Brownville Invitational Rec. Tourney Results

Shown here is the Millinocket B Team, winners of the July 30 Little League Tournament held at Davis Field in Brownville Junction: Manager John Keddaris; Coaches Derek Laplante, Trisha Pelkey, and Lynn Barnett; Players Jonathan Dumas, Cody Wallace, Aaron Cyr, Josh Studer, Kevin Busque, Kameron Laplante, Dylan Davis, Gage Bulley, Justin Bulley, Thomas Bulley, Jamie Bernier

Brownville Rec. Tournament of July 30 MVP Josh Studer of the Millinocket B Team shown here with bat and MVP plaque in hands. Josh hit a grand slam homer in the third and a three-run homer in the fourth to win it for Millinocket-both long pokes over the centerfield fence on the Number Two field.

Shown here is Klay Stevens, who homered over the right centerfield fence in right center on the Number Two field in Brownville Junction in the Mets' playoff win over the Red Sox on July 29.

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Shown here is Jerell Arafien who homered twice including the game winner that gave Joe McLaughlin's Yankees win and sent the Cubs packing on July 29.

Howland Little Leaguers-Runners-up
Manager Steve Clements; Coaches Keith Crosby and James Foster; Players Joey Mccloskey, Jacob Jones, Marshall Foster, David Hallett, Brody Libby, Matthew Bruce, Duane Rancourt, Darryn Sides, Nicolas L'Italien, Dakota Crosby

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.

The Brownville Days Committee, in conjunction with our parade, will be renting craft spaces on Railroad Ave. during the day of August 20th starting at 9 am.
Spaces are $10 each. You have to supply your own tables. There is no electricity available.
Spaces may be rented by contacting Linda at 965 8421, Toni 965-7351 or Allana 965-8031. Please contact one of the above before August 13th.

The Brownville Days Committee is sponsoring a pie-judging contest. The contest is open to all pie bakers. We will be judging Apple and Blueberry pies only. They must be homemade pies. The pies must be at the Brownville Community Church by 1 pm on Friday, August 19th. Judging will start at 2 pm. There will be a 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prize in both apple and blueberry pies. If you have any questions, please contact Linda 965-8421, Toni 965-7351 or Allan 965-8031

Traditions of a Milo-ite
By Kathryn Witham
It's official....I'm a dyed in the wool Red Sox fan. I've always watched the Red Sox, and even though I lived for many years in a house divided....and I wouldn't ever proclaim allegiance to them in front of my father...I really am a Red Sox fan. From the days of Carl Yastremski (please forgive any misspelling) and Pudge Fisk, I've been wishin' and hopin'.

Of course last year our dreams came true and we won the World Series. I've joined the Johnny Damon Fan Club....what a hunk....and believe this....I looked for a place where I could get bubble gum in hopes of finding a Johnny Damon baseball card. I know it! I've gone over the edge.

When my husband gets home from work I have two things ready. Supper is ready to be served, and the television is tuned into NESN. The other night I tried to add the ambiance of a lit candle at the table, and wine to go with the steak that I had grilled. My hopes of a romantic dinner were dashed when he turned on the ceiling fan - which blew out the candle - and then made it quite clear that the game was where his attentions were going to be focused. So that you won't think him totally unfeeling, you need to know that he did complement me on the delicious dinner.

I belong to the Red Sox Nation. According to Time Magazine, I was Sports person of the Year. This is a title that I take seriously. I love watching the game to see the fans....their clothing....their signs....everything about them. It amazed me this week to see how many fans there are in Florida! I couldn't believe that the Sox weren't playing at Fenway. The crowd was definitely all Sox! It must have been pretty depressing for Tampa Bay. Florida is full of displaced New Englanders, and they must have all gone to the games. Jerry Remy couldn't believe his eyes.

The Red Sox winning the World Series in 2004 was a wonderful thing in more than one (or two or three) ways. Have you noticed that men hugging each other is now totally acceptable? I credit the Red Sox with facilitating this trend. Men who love each other may hug with abandon these days. Hugging isn't just for little boys's for boys of all sizes and ages. Hugging isn't just for grandfathers and's for friends and coworkers as well. These are truly happy days....that men can genuinely show affection without fear of gender ridicule.

Red Sox and Yankees fans take their teams....and their positions....very seriously. It seems that in Milo you are either one or the other. My grandson belonged to the Yankees Little League team. I think that he felt a little like a turncoat all season. He hesitated to call his grandfather and admit that he would be wearing a Yankees uniform all summer. He was sure that the team would be judged by the name on their shirts....ridiculed by association.

As the Red Sox dive into the second half of their season....we, too, must face the facts that there is really only a month left of our too short Maine summer. The lake has cooled off just enough to keep me on land this week. It doesn't take too much to make me a landlubber. I love to look at it, but to actually submerge my body into it is another thing. I like the expression "bath water." If someone says, "it's just like bath water," then I know I can get in with no problem. I can still see my dear old father standing at the end of that dock getting ready to dive in...not even giving it a toe age 86. I was horrified, sure that it would shock his system and cause instant death. He survived it, and if he could have maneuvered himself down that steep bank to the dock last summer, I'm sure he would have tried it then, as well. I've thought a lot about my dad this week as it was just a year ago this coming week that we took him, begrudgingly, off to Bangor to the hospital...where he remained until he died. He never got to see his beloved Milo again. What a roller coaster the months of August and September were last year. Remember how annoying the travel on Rt. 16 was last summer? Oh my goodness, it was a nightmare! I had to travel it every day!
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I promised this snack recipe, Cinnamon Popcorn. My friend Joan, who sadly has left to go back to Texas, and I made this to take to Paulette's.

Pop 3/4 cups of corn in a skillet or hot air popper. Do not put butter or salt on it. (We popped it...1/4 cup at a time in a heavy pot in a little oil on top of the stove.) I think that you could use 3 bags of plain microwave popcorn...shaking down the old maids and removing them. You will need a good sized roasting pan to put all this popped corn into.

In a pan, melt:
2 sticks of butter
1- rounded cup of red hots (Joan got these in the bulk candy section of either Shaw's or Hannaford's in Bangor. I've seen them in the cake decorating dept., too).

1/2 cup of white Karo syrup
Stir this constantly while it is coming to a boil and the red hots are dissolving...I can't stress enough the importance of stirring because you don't want this mixture to burn.

When the red hots are all dissolved pour the syrup mixture over the popcorn in the roasting pan. Stir to coat.

Place the pan in a 200 degree oven and bake for one hour, stirring every 15 minutes.

Spread it on waxed paper to cool before placing in air tight containers.

Tip: Try to find a large disposable roasting pan to make this in so you can throw it away when you are done with it. If you use your good roasting pan, be sure to soak it in water immediately after emptying it out. This will make for easier cleanup.

Submitted by Robin Lyford. Coach

From July 16-19, six of the Penquis Valley Middle School cheerleaders attended the NCA Cheerleading Camp at Husson College in Bangor. The camp is very intense and the girls worked really hard learning new cheers, techniques, and stunts. They competed in the cheer and chant competition on the final day and placed second in cheering and took first place in the chant.

Those attending were Christina Bowden, Rachel Emery, Morgan Hall, Reba Howell, Sara Lemik, and Taylor Lovejoy.


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.

The Three Rivers Kiwanis Club meets each Wednesday morning at 6:30 at the Restaurant in Milo to eat breakfast, enjoy fellowship, and listen to 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 pleased to have you participate in them. President Murrel Harris greeted seventeen members and six guests today.

The flag salute was led by Eben DeWitt.

Our prayer today was given by Paul Grindle as he requested prayers for our world leaders so that peace can come about and for all of us as we try to do what is right.

Don Harris gave the inspirational reading.

President Harris introduced the Dexter Sunrise Kiwanis Interclub, Ted Bryant, Pete Granger, Don Goerlitz, and Wayne Clukey. He also introduced our speaker, Jenson Bissell and our special guest, Glenn Rogers, who is the Kiwanis Dist 10 Lt. Governor from Laurence, Mass.

Amanda Walker has a birthday celebration July 31.

Happy and Sad Dollars: Eleven dollars were donated today for a Red Sox in first place, happy to see Glenn Rogers here, happy to be back from Italy, where Joe Zamboni and his family were pleased to see an opera in a coliseum in Verona, Italy, with perfect acoustics. Happy to see the four members of Sunrise Dexter Kiwanis here this morning, a sad dollar for a local Kiwanis organization, a happy dollar to try and get a Kiwanis interclub golf tournament together on August 13th in Dexter, a VERY happy dollar that Chris was not injured, a happy dollar to see people he knew and a happy (?) dollar from Chris Beres as she returns from Hawaii from the Kiwanis International convention on July 5-7th.

Chris Almy reported on an interclub that went to Dover-Foxcroft Kiwanis on Tuesday morning, July 26. Those from Milo attending were Lt. Gov. Eben DeWitt, Don Harris, Dottie Brown and Eben DeWitt.

Golf Tournament. Tent set up, and committees were discussed in preparation for the JSI Golf Tournament on August 5th. It is requested that Kiwanis members turn out to assist at the golf tournament. PLEASE BE THERE.

Discussion was held about the possible performance for the Alumni Band, possibly in August at the Veteran’s Memorial Park in August, at the gazebo, date not determined as of yet. A possibility of a BBQ is also in the works. More to come!

President Harris introduced our speaker this day, Interim Director of Baxter State Park, Jenson Bissell. In the beginning of his talk to Kiwanis members, Jenson praised the work that Kiwanis does and deems it a very worthy organization.

A brief description of the park advised us that it is a large park. The establishment of this park did not occur overnight. Governor Percival Baxter was Senator and then Governor from 1917 to 1925. He retired from Public service in 1925. Jenson told us that he was more successful as a private person than as a legislator. It took long periods of time and twenty-eight separate trusts to see the park as it is today. The first land was purchased in 1930, with 7,000 acres, and given to the State of Maine in 1931. The park now has now 204, 763 acres. The last of the parcels of land was given to the state in 1961.

The land is to be kept in a natural state with wilderness values being of primary interest. The park operates on a budget of three million dollars each year and has sixty employees. There are two gates to control access. 30,000 acres are set aside for forest management. 25% open to hunting and trapping. The land above the timberline is of great interest to many people. There are many hiking trails and there are also snowmobile trails. It takes a lot of time and people to maintain the trails.

Kiwanis members enjoyed this very informative talk today.

Our speaker next week is our own Kiwanis member, Chris Beres, who will be speaking about her July trip to the Kiwanis International Convention in Hawaii.
Respectfully submitted by Dorothy Brown, secretary.

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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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