Three Rivers News, 2005-08-22

The United Methodist Church in Milo just wrapped up a week of Vacation Bible School with a daily attendance of 35 children. The group enjoyed stories, games, crafts, songs and snacks. On Tuesday, the flock brought in items to be donated to P.A.W.S. Many items were collected as the children learned about giving. Each day’s collections were for a different organization. Carolyn and Hope would like to thank all who made Vacation Bible School possible, and P.A.W.S. would like to thank the church for thinking of us.

DFUMC donates to P.A.W.S.
Another wonderful donation was received from the Dover-Foxcroft United Methodist Church. The kids in Natalie Hamlin’s Sunday school class collected pennies every Sunday from September of 2004 until June of 2005. The coffee can was specifically marked for P.A.W.S. When the can was full, the pennies were rolled, cashed in and the resulting cash was given to our shelter.

The members of the Sunday school class are: Bekkah and Chelsea Flanders, Claire and Natthew Hamlin, Gabi and Jere Henderson, Dakota Chavaree, Daniel and Derrick Tetric, Krista Guy, Kate and Alyssa Nelson, Mariah and Lindsey Arno, Alex Clark, Sadie and Alex Andrade, Anna and Emily Hansen, Courtney Richardson, and Lydia and Julian Zepeda.
Thanks kids!!!

SAT. AUG. 27

A celebration was held in Brownville Friday, August 19th - Sunday August 21st. There were many activities, and a parade was one of them. The “Sports Diva”, sent us some pictures and commentary.

Here they come.......the newly former ATV Club, the K.I. Riders roll up Main Street......too many to count. Great turn out! The club has been busy doing many community service projects and is a great representative for ATV riders in our area.

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Fans, both Yankee and Red Sox, lined the streets in Jct. to watch the parade.

Along with the K.I. Riders was Trevor Lyford on his race machine.

Former, Miss Brownville.....Ginny Morrill show on the Ellen Dewitt Float was a crowd pleaser with her big smile!

The World of Flags was hard up for a Walter had
to call on Linda to drive in the parade.....she can barely see
over the steering wheel Walter!

Neil Russell, son of Rodney Russell formerly from LaGrange is playing for Bangor District #3 in the Senior League World Series at Mansfield Stadium. Neil took time for a photo opportunity with some of his fans, Trevor Lyford and Lucas Grinnell. Neil was the starting pitcher in their opening game which they won 2-1. Neil will be a senior this year at Bangor High School. What a great job he did, and a lot of fun to watch.

Milo Recreation Dept. Offers YOGA & FITNESS classes
On Wed. Aug. 31 the back-to-school session of exercise starts up at the Milo Town Hall. Each week Cindy Herbest will offer 2 classes.

5:15 - 6:00 CARDIO CRAZE, an aerobic workout designed to burn calories and strengthen the body. Please bring hand weights and body balls will be introduced later in the session.

6:00 - 7:00 YOGA, the can't go without routine that your body craves! Learn how to strengthen, tone, improve flexibility and deal with stress with this 1 hour class. Non-intimidating but so beneficial. Please join me and bring along a yoga mat and a toss pillow or cushion.

Cardio Craze - $20.00 for session .......Walk-in - $4.00
YOGA - $35.00 for session.......Walk-in - $6.00

Treat your body and your pocket book with both classes - $48.00. For more information call 943-2630

Boy Scout Troop #115 Accepting Sealed Bids for 1+ Cord of Firewood

Boy Scout Troop #115 of Milo graciously received 1+ cord of 4’ length dried firewood from Felix and Jan Blinn. We are now accepting sealed bids. Bids are due by October 3, 2005. The wood will be delivered within the Penquis Area two weeks after the winner is notified. Please send sealed bids to Troop #115 c/o P.O. Box 218, Milo, ME 04463. Money raised will be used to help fund Troop activities. Please call 943-7326 if you have any questions

The Marion C. Cook School will be holding an Open House on Monday, August 29, 12:15-1:15. We hope to see you there.

With the start of school just a few short weeks away, it may be helpful for new folks in the area to know that school secretaries will be back in their offices to deal with new student registrations beginning August 15th. The office hours for the school secretaries will be 8-3, M-F. The contacts are as follows:
Brownville Elementary (K-6) - Kathy Witham, Secretary - 965-8184
Milo Elementary (K-6, including LaGrange 6th Graders) - Susan Keith, Secretary -943-2122
Marion C. Cook Elementary (K-5) - Nancy L. Grant, Secretary - 943-2196
Penquis Valley (7 - 12) - Gini Foss, Guidance Secretary - 943-7346, ext 204
Student Services - Laurie Bell, Secretary - 943-5629

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August 18, 2005
Dear community members of the Piscataquis Valley;
As the seasons begin to change, we all begin to focus on getting ready for what’s to come. Many of us are helping our children to transition from carefree summer vacation to school business, and we are all preparing our homes for the winter guaranteed to arrive before we know it.

I would like to offer another thing adults of our community could think about - adult education. The adult education program is a way to help oneself improve by adding a newly acquired skill or craft to your personal knowledge bank. Great personal satisfaction comes from learning new things. The Piscataquis Valley Adult Education Cooperative offers a variety of courses and classes from academic to enrichment. Check out the possibilities.

I would like to ask the community to please provide me with feedback. Let me know what your ideas of a good course or class might be. What else could Adult Ed offer? What are we lacking? How can we improve and better serve the needs of our greater community? This program is here for you. Help me design this program to best suit your needs.

I have been on the job serving MSAD#4, MSAD#41, and MSAD#68 for a bit more than a month now, and I am excited to think about what our possibilities might be. I would like to hear from people willing to teach, instruct, or guide a course as well as people wanting a specific class. I am open to ALL ideas.

Please contact me either by phone, 564-6525; by mail, PVAEC, 69 High Street, Dover-Foxcroft, ME 04426; or email, or I look forward to hearing from you.

Sincerely, Thelma M. Regan Director, PVAEC

The Brownville Days Softball Tourney has been rescheduled to Saturday, August 27th.
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Traditions of a Milo-ite
By Kathryn Witham
The sequel to last week's story is that we went to a Sea Dogs baseball game in Portland last Sunday afternoon with our son, his wife, her parents, and two of our grand daughters. We had a great time...even though the Sea Dogs lost. The Hadlock Field ballpark is easy to get to, and even easier to get out of. Right off 295...the same exit you would take for the train's just a couple of turns to the field. There were ample places to park being a Sunday. Parking was $5.00, but well worth the price to be so close to the field.

We had general admission tickets so sat on bleachers instead of chairs. This was fine with us as our hosts got the tickets for half price, which was quite a bargain. There really didn't seem to be any bad seats in the whole place. The price of Sea Dog’s tickets is very reasonable, even for the box seats. It's nothing like the price you would pay to go to Fenway Park to see the Red Sox, but you still have all the ambiance of a big league game. A big jumbo-tron keeps everyone entertained throughout the game. The time flew because between each inning there were things to do and things to see. There was all the noise, music, cheering, stomping, and traditions that you would see in the big leagues. Heck, they even had a Pesky pole in right field and a big Citgo sign out in left field.

I went to the concession stands underneath the stadium to pick us out some baseball game food. Beer on tap sounded like a good idea for my husband. I stepped up to the counter and ordered a Bud. The clerk asked me for a picture I.D. EXCUSE ME? Laughing hysterically, I accused him of trying to schmooze an old lady. I dug out the driver's license and then allowed as how it wasn't going to be me that was drinking the beer anyway...God forbid! He said, "Who is going to drink it?" After I told him it was for my husband, he said, "What's he wearing?" "Oh, you can't miss him," says I. "He's the one all dressed in Red Sox garb...a pair of tan Bermuda shorts...and sporting a salt and pepper mustache." I had successfully detailed about half of the men in the stadium! The bartender told me he'd be sure to ask him for his I.D. if he saw him. It was at this point that I knew I was being kidded. I'm such a sucker.

The picture is of my grand daughters getting some attention from Slugger the Sea Dog's mascot. Other than having to put on that furry costume on the hottest days of the summer, I'm thinking being a mascot has got to be a great job. You get all that applause when you arrive....driven all around the field to cheers from young and old alike. Kids clamber to touch you and have their picture taken with you. You get to dance and lead the whole place in cheers for the home team. A little excerpt in the program told the duties of Slugger, who makes personal appearances at many different functions. Always a celebrity wherever he goes. Here's a secret. I think Slugger is a girl. If you ever go to a game...let me know what you think.

We had our first taste of corn-on-the-cob out on the patio at Tom's in-laws. It was divine. Lynn served potato salad,

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barbecued chicken with a mustard dill sauce, grilled steak, cucumbers out of her garden, grilled Texas toast, and that sweet corn, which was done to perfection. I didn't see any corn stalks in their garden, so asked where she had gotten her corn. She said it came from Shaw’s. I'm guessing Shaw's got it from a local farmer in the Brunswick area, though. It was sure sweeter than any grocery store corn that I'd ever tasted. We ate just at dusk on their nice umbrella picnic table in the back yard. I love a cookout...especially when the food is delicious and the company is friendly and funny. We had a great time.

In the afternoon we had taken the little girls to the Build A Bear Workshop in the Maine Mall. What fun they had getting new bears and picking out the clothes for each. Hayley picked a velvety feeling bear which she named Chandler and dressed him in preppy clothes. Morgan picked a white bear, that she named Penelope, and dressed her in a pink poodle skirt outfit. The whole store is dedicated to the making and dressing of these bears. They've thought of everything....right down to the underwear. The best part of a Build A Bear is the fact that you can take them back to the store and have any repairs made, if stitching starts to come out. A nice gift for a grand mother to give is definitely a gift certificate. All of my grand children got one for Christmas last year. The clerks had dressed one bear up in a Red Sox uniform...including the cap and a long black wig. My man Johnny Damon!!!! I had a hard time leaving that store without a bear of my own. Buying the bear...the wig...the shoes....and the whole bear baseball uniform would have been cheaper than one official baseball shirt at Athletic Attic or Olympia Sports.

Isn't it sad that the price of gas will be a factor to be considered before families like mine get together again. No more willy-nilly trips to southern Maine to see the kids. We hadn't gone very far this summer, so the price of gas hadn't been an issue. Driving both vehicles to town everyday to go to work, and then taking a 250 mile trip over the weekend slammed the sad and horrifying news right in our faces, however. What are we going to do, folks? Stay home I guess. As long as we consumers continue to buy matter the price....nobody will do anything to fix it. We're cutting our own throats by crabbing about it....but not taking a proactive approach to fixing the problem. If we all stayed home just one day and refused to by any gas, we could cripple them. Somebody told me that....but I haven't figured out who "them" is. Well, I don't know who "they" are...but crippling them seemed like a good idea.

My good friend Mary Moore Clark and I have been sharing recipes this week via e-mail. I haven't tried this, but it's next on my list. I thought I'd share it with you because it sounds divine....especially the frosting. I love brown sugar fudge and this frosting sounds too good to be true to a fudge lover.

Brown Sugar Cake
Preheat oven to 350 degrees (325 if using a glass pan). Grease and flour a 13" by 9", a 15" by 8" pan, or two 8" or 9" square pans.

All ingredients should be at room temperature.
Sift together:
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
4 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar (packed)
3/4 cup shortening
3/4 cup milk
Beat 2 minutes at low to medium speed until batter is well-blended and glossy.
1/2 cup milk
3 unbeaten eggs
1 tsp vanilla

Beat 2 minutes. Pour into pans. Bake 40-45 minutes (13x9) or about 35 minutes for layers. (Toothpick inserted in center will come out clean when cake is done.) Cool in pan(s) for 10 minutes before inverting onto rack to cool completely before icing.

Brown Sugar Frosting
Use a tall pan with straight sides. (Note: I have had bad luck using an aluminum pan; instead, I use stainless steel.)

1 1/2 cups brown sugar (packed)
3/8 cup (1/4 cup plus 2 Tbsp) milk (not skim)
3/8 cup shortening
1/4 tsp salt

Bring to a boil over medium-low heat, stirring constantly. When it reaches a rolling boil, stop stirring and let cook for 2-3 minutes. Remove from heat. Cool until you can hold the pan in the palm of your hand. Add 1 tsp vanilla. Beat with a wooden spoon until frosting loses its gloss and is thick enough to spread.

Note: The recipe above makes plenty for a 13-by-9" cake. For two layers, however, I make a recipe-and-a-half:
2 1/4 cups brown sugar
1/2 cup plus 1 Tbsp milk
1/2 cup plus 1 Tbsp shortening

Milo Free Public Library News
By Judith Macdougall
Our 20th summer reading program, Dragons Dreams and Daring Deeds, is now over. It does not seem possible that the 8 weeks went by so fast. The library staff and the children enjoyed the program very much as dragons, knights, fair ladies and medieval lore all make for exciting reading and projects. The library had its own Reading Castle thanks to Walter Macdougall, and our walls were decorated with library themed shields as the creative projects of George and Donalyn Macdougall. To add to the fun through the 8 weeks there were weekly prizes donated by C & J Variety, Milo Farmers Union and the Milo House of Pizza. We want to give a big thank you to these merchants who have helped to make our summer reading program even more exciting. Another popular feature of our program was the community reader Story Time. Melanie Hussey, a school teacher, read on the 8th week, August 10. She tied her stories to the program theme as did many of the other readers. On Friday, August 12 we celebrated with a final party. There were 36 summer reading program members present, parents, grandparents, siblings and guests for a total of 62 people in the Milo Town Hall dining room.

There were 54 children signed up for the program, and they read 1375 books. We do not give prizes for the most books read as we feel the reading contract is a personal commitment based on age and time available. However, Mackenzie Morel, age 11, read 53 books. Her sister, Haley, age 5 read 50 and Justin Valvo, age 6, read 47 books. The child who listened to the most books was Diana Rose Demers, age 3, who listened to 190 books.

We had 4 mascots as part of the program---Mystic the Unicorn, King Funshine Care Bear and Puff and Fluff the little twin dragons. For 8 weeks the SRP members have been signing up once a week for a chance to win one of the toys. Joyce Hogan, who has drawn the names for many, many years, drew the name of Justin Valvo who selected the little dragons, Frank Worster who chose King Funshine and Cody Dunham who won the unicorn.

Program members had a chance to draw posters pertaining to the theme. This year an additional contest was offered-a chance to make a small 3-D castle. The library staff does not judge any of the projects. Outside judges Merna Dunham, Allen Monroe and Gayle Shirley again willingly volunteered to take on the task of trying to choose prize posters from the many creative projects offered. The winners were as follows:-

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Preschool - 1st Jillian Lumbra 2nd Diana Demers

K-2 - 1st Ben Morrill 2nd Hannah Rothlauf 3rd Frank Worster

3-6-1st Mackenzie Morel 2nd Brooke Morrill 3rd Tristen Beckett

The winners for the small 3-D castles were: 1st prize Aaron Goodine 2nd prize Lillian Costello

The children can come in to pick up their posters and castles anytime now. The large Reading Castle was also given away in a drawing and won by 5 year old Victor Eastman.

Esperanza Crackel, our library friend from Salinas, CA, who gave the library money for books last year for the program, sent a box of books for the SRP children this year. She was not able to get the box to us in time for the party but every child was given a Free Book coupon to redeem for a free book. Ms. Crackel’s box arrived this past week and the children are urged to come in to select their gift.

Zsa Zsa Geiger, the mother of a former very active SRP participant, Angel Hulsey, wanted to do something special for this year’s group. She and Angel bought and handed out large activity coloring books to the children present. What an unexpected surprise for the library staff too. The children were very excited with the special gifts.

At the end of the program, there was a special Knighting Ceremony. Each child who had completed his or her reading contract took part in the event. With a sword donated by Walter Macdougall for the occasion each elated child was tapped on the shoulder and instantly became a “Sir” or a “Lady”. They were then given the pronouncement to “Go Forth and Read”.

As part of the 20 year anniversary of summer reading programs, Philip Gerow had made a beautiful green and white sheet cake. The large cake (chocolate & yellow) was decorated with 20 YEARS SUMMER READING PROGRAMS. Other refreshments were donated by Joanne DeWitt, Pamela Flanagan, Joyce Hogan, Melanie Hussey, Shirlene Ladd and Judith Macdougall.

Each child left the party with a reading certificate, a Free Book coupon and a balloon. The children who participated in the program were:

Kambrea Atkinson Shelly Lancour
Katherine Ames Ian Lowery
Megan Ames Keegan Lowery
Cora Bailey Jillian Lumbra
Colin Beckett Elizabeth MacIntire
Tristen Beckett Rachel McMannus
Macy Carey Kellie Michaud
Mitchell Carey Haley Morel
Lillian Costello Mackenzie Morel
Diana Rose Demers Ben Morrill
Cody Dunham Brooke Morrill
Allison Durant Michael Moulton
Jordan Durant Austin Rancourt
Kobe Durant Ashley Renner
Victor Eastman Derek Robinson
Austin Fogg Ryan Robinson
Triston Frost Camryn Rolfe
Crowell Garland Hannah Rothlauf
Aaron Goodine Emma Taylor
Ashley Goodine Nathaniel Tucker
Branson Goodine Justin Valvo
Eli Hill Megan Valvo
Noah Hill Kineo Wallace
Pauline Knox Telos Wallace
Colby Koelsch Frank Worster

The Library will be closed on Monday September 5
In Observance of Labor Day
Library Summer Hours
Mon.-Weds.-Fri. ---2:00-8:00
After Labor Day the library will be open Saturdays 2:00-4:00

Brownville Trivia
By Bill Sawtell
Choose the best answer.
1, Don Vachon was a colorful (a) fireman (b) brakeman (c) conductor (d) engineer.
2. Max Cohen and Sargae Rugale came from (a) France (b) Russia (c) Spain (d) New York.
3. Denny Harshaw played the (a) trombone (b) banjo (c) flute (d) drums.
4. The BJHS girls won a basketball tournament in 1939 at (a) Bangor (b) Augusta (c) Orono (d) Fairfield.
5. (a) 1912 (b) 1923 (b) 1936 (d) 1966 was not a flood year.
6. Moses Brown was Francis Brown's (a) father (b) uncle (c) cousin (d) brother.
7. Isaac Wilkins was Brownville's first (a) teacher (b) minister (c) doctor (d) lawyer.
8 The Arbo's were known for their (a) height (b) wealth (c) music (d) poetry.
9. The YMCA was once used as a (a) hospital (b) school (b) real estate office (d) freight shed.
10. A center of Maine sign was at (a) Dillon's Hall (b) BJHS (c) the Methodist Church (d) the Wilkerson Block/

1-c 2-b 3-b 4-d 5-a 6-b 7-c 8-d 9-a 10-d

From Matt in Mali:
Dear everyone,
Greetings from Kayes. All is going pretty well for me, aside from being ill for the majority of the month. I’m not seriously sick, but have had some sort of stomach virus that has evolved into an illness called Diardia, which basically entails several trips to the nyegen…talk about intestinal distress. But now that I know what it is, I am able to take the correct medicine and it should be gone in a couple of days. The down side of being sick during the past couple of weeks has been that I have dropped a little bit of weight, which I plan on trying to gain back through eating at the restaurants here in Kayes.

My work is going very well…I submitted my pirogue project to the HQ in Bamako last week and I hope that it will be online before the end of the month. It is not a very large project because I plan on using this project as a ‘test-run’ for a much larger project that I have in mind. For this one, we are planning on buying two pirogues…one for my village and another for the one across the river. The total amount that I need to raise online is $866.00, which I don’t think will be a problem at all, since many people have expressed interest in donating money to my work. However, if this project runs smoothly and quickly, I plan on doing a second pirogue project for 5-6 villages, which I anticipate will total at around $3000. Hopefully all goes well.

As for village life, everything is going very well. I recently bought a car battery and am now the proud owner of two lights – one interior and one exterior – as well as a radio with a stereo speaker. I like to call it my HES (Hut Entertainment System). It’s really nice to have music and not have to go bed once the sun goes down. I also plan on getting a small fan before next hot season. Talk about living large! I also have a cell phone now, and am able to receive calls when I’m in Kayes. I’m not sure what the area code for Mali is, but my cell phone number is 632-3678. Here’s an illustrative point of how underdeveloped Mali is: whenever you dial a phone number, you only have to dial 7-digits no matter where you are. This is a country of 11,000,000 people and there are not

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1,000,000 phone numbers with home phones, cell phones, and business phones all combined. Pretty crazy huh?
I suppose that is all for now….I need to take it easy for the next few days and let the medicine do it’s work. I hope that this email finds you all happy and healthy. Take care.
Peace and Love,

Editors Note: Matt’s Mom heard from him that he is feeling better.

The daughters, son-in-laws, grandchildren, and great grandson Grady invite you to celebrate the 50th wedding anniversary of Perl & Josie Morrison on Saturday, August 27, 2005, from 1 to 4 pm at the Pleasant Street Community Building on Pleasant Street in Milo, Maine.

ATKINSON - Harry W. Walton, 73, husband of Iona M. (Davis) Walton, died Aug. 18, 2005, at a Dover-Foxcroft hospital. He was born June 29, 1932, in Caribou, the son of Charles H. and Madeline (Wright) Walton. He was a U.S. Army World War II veteran. Mr. Walton had worked in the woods for many years. He is survived by his wife, Iona, of Atkinson; two sons, Darrell E. Walton of Dover-Foxcroft, Dean E. Walton of Atkinson; two daughters, Debra E. Shannon of Atkinson, Darlene E. Lowell of Bangor; a brother, William Walton of Tucson, Ariz.; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren

BROWNVILLE JUNCTION - David R. Leathers, 44, died unexpectedly Aug. 13, 2005. He was born in Fort Kent, Dec. 27, 1960, the son of John and Eleanor (Drummond) Leathers of Brownville Junction. David graduated from Penquis Valley High School in Milo, in 1979. He was employed by Eastern Maine Railway, working in several capacities over the years. He had worked as a railway trackman, carman, bridge and building foreman and railway train conductor. David was a busy man, a hard worker that always had several "irons in the fire". He enjoyed life immensely and was known by family, friends and co-workers for his loud and hearty laugh. He loved the outdoors, boating, hunting, fishing and especially snowmobiling with his brother-in-law, Bob. He leaves his parents, John and Ellie Leathers of Brownville Junction; sister and brother-in-law, Kathy and Bob Hogan of Sebec; his brother, John Leathers of Newburgh; his brother and sister-in-law, Rick and Gail Leathers of Medford. He was a much loved "Uncle Davey" to nephews, Justin Hogan of Portland, John Hogan of Sebec, Tucker Leathers of Medford, John O. Leathers II of Newburgh; and niece, Sara Kate Leathers of Newburgh; also many aunts, uncles, cousins and good friends. He will be especially missed by his very special friend, Michelle Herbest of Sangerville and his good friend and best buddy, Doug Willinski of Brownville Junction. Abiding by David's wishes, there will be no funeral. His family feels that he would encourage friends to attend the upcoming Eagles Tribute Band concert being held at the Big Pine Amphitheater at the "Junction Store", 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, 2005, hosted by his good friends, the Belvin family. A memorial service is planned for a later date. If desired, contributions may be made in David's memory to the Heartwise Cardiac Rehab Program of Mayo Regional Hospital in Dover-Foxcroft; the PCC Club of the Piscataquis Regional YMCA; or the charity of one's choice. Arrangements by Cremation Basics Inc., Bangor.

BROWNVILLE - Gwendolyn M. "Gwen" Hogan, 75, died Aug. 14, 2005, at her home in Brownville. She was born March 19, 1930, in Detroit, Mich., the daughter of Charles and Doris (Dean) Morrill. She is survived by a son, Martin "Marty" Hogan of Brick, N.J.; a daughter and her husband, Terrina and Paul Nicholson of Medway;
a sister, Sandra Genthner of Milo; three grandchildren, Kristen, Laura and Amy Nicholson, all of Medway; an aunt and uncle, Roberta and Liston Lewis of Brownville; a special nephew, Larry Morrill of Brownville Junction. She was predeceased by her husband, Martin "Del" Hogan; three brothers, Chuckie, Joe and Reid Morrill; a sister, Harriet Chase; and a special nephew, Joey Morrill. Those who wish may make donations in her memory to the Three Rivers Ambulance Service, P.O. Box 432, Milo, ME 04463. Arrangements by Crosby & Neal Funeral Home, Guilford.

LAGRANGE and KINGMAN, Ariz. - Ione Philbrick, 87, passed away July 30, 2005. Private family service held at Desert View Family Home.

TRUE - a daughter, Jewyll True, born to Sonya L. Ames and Robert True of Sangerville on July 28, 2005 at Mayo Regional Hospital. Maternal grandparents are Mel and Pam Ames of Guilford. Paternal grandparents are Robert and Susan True of Harmony and Deanna M. Bean of Sangerville. Great grandparents are Mel and Betty Ames of Atkinson. Jewyll joins siblings Damyan and Jemyni.

SPRAGUE – a son. Jayden Allen Sprague, bom to Danielle Champeon and Francis Sprague Jr. of Milo on July 31, 2005 at Mayo Regional Hospital. Maternal grandmother is Gail Sinclair of Milo. Paternal grandparents are Marie Robichaud of Hudson and Francis Sprague. Jayden joins siblings Shawn Emery, Kara and Gabby Pariseau, and Brianna and Francis Sprague III.
JONES - a son, Jonathan Edward Jones, born to Leigh-Ann (Ohren) and Edward Jones of Milo on August 3, 2005 at Mayo Regional Hospital. Maternal grandparents are Jerry and Janet Ohren of Dallas, TX. Paternal grandparents are Jeanne and Leon Kolenda of Myrtle Beach, SC and Edward Jones. Great grand- parents are Raymond and Leona Ohren of Pocahontas, IL and Carolyn Beemer of Greenville, SC.

DOORE - A son, James Conner Doore, to Heather Joyce McCoy and James Dwayne Doore on July 24, 2005 at Mayo Regional Hospital, Dover-Foxcroft. Maternal grandparents are Jeff and Rhonda O'Bar of Charleston. Paternal grandparents are Galen and Kathy Doore of Charleston. Great grandparents are Marland and Joyce Ross of Bradford and Mae and Dwayne Giles of Garland. James joins sibling Ethan.

BROWNVILLE JCT - Air Force Staff Sgt. Robert M. Coburn has been called to active duty in Support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Operation Iraqi Freedom is the official name given to military operations involving members of the U.S. armed forces and coalition forces participating in efforts to free and secure Iraq. Mission objectives focus on force protection, peacekeeping, stabilization, security and counter-insurgency operations as the Iraqi transitional governing bodies assume full sovereign powers to govern the peoples of Iraq.

The sergeant, a utilities Technician with 12 years of military service, is normally assigned to the 101st Civil Engineering Squadron, Bangor. He is the son of Whitney and Linda Coburn of Brownville Junction. His wife, Wendy, is the daughter of John and Adelia Lyford of Omeville Township.

The sergeant graduated in 1981 from Penquis Valley High School, Milo, and received an associate degree in 1983 from Northern Maine Community College, Presque Isle.

MILO - Anders C. Hamlin graduated from the Army ROTC (Reserve Officers' Training Corps) Leader Development and Assessment Course, also known as "Operation Warrior Forge," at Fort Lewis, Tacoma, Wash.

The 33 days of training provides the best possible professional training and evaluation for all cadets in the aspects of military life, administration and logistical support. He is the son of Neil H. and Barbara C. Hamlin of Elm St., Milo.

Anders is a 2002 graduate of Penquis Valley High School and is currently attending the University of Maine, Orono.

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JULY 1992
22-Fog then cloudy then sunny
23-Sunny 24-Sunny breezy
25-Fog sunny hot-92° at 9 am
26-H. fog sunny-102° at 11 am
27-H. fog sun coming out at noon


"Cpl Keith Dawson and wife Abigail, stationed at Camp Lejeune, NC, proudly announce the arrival of their daughter Alexis Christine Dawson. She was born on August 10, 2005 at Onslow Memorial Hospital in Jacksonville, NC and weighed 6 lbs 11 ozs. Alexis's daddy is currently serving his second tour of duty in Iraq. Maternal grandparents are Kenneth and Valerie Cowing of Milo and paternal grandmother is Debbie Dawson of Guilford."

Editor’s Note: What a perfect baby! Congratulations to everyone!!

Katie and Eric plant a tree to commemorate their wedding day. Allie Towne is helping out with a few Fairy tips.


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.

August 17, 2005 Meeting Minutes
President-Elect Chris Beres greeted twenty-two members this morning.

The flag salute was led by Roy Bither. Herb Dunham led us in our morning prayer, praying for our military as they face dangerous times and requesting prayers for those ill and bereaved. The inspirational reading was the “Gift of Love” read by Don Harris.

President-elect Chris Beres introduced our guests today, Doc Sherman, President Brenda Kelly, Bonnie Guyotte, Lt. Gov. Elect Joe Guyotte and Hoyt Fairbrother from the Dover-Foxcroft Kiwanis.

Correspondence was the Orono Old Town Newsletter shared by our members.

Twelve happy and sad dollars were donated today. Happy dollars were donated for being happy to see twin great-granddaughters for the first time, glad the summer fun program is over, 22 attend annual Royal reunion, for a good summer, for Kiwanis Dover-Foxcroft, for introduction of Lt. Gov. Elect Joe Guyotte from Dover-Foxcroft, glad to be back, for an Honorary Member, for a happy to have a dollar, for a good time, and a sad dollar for Jeff’s speaker not showing up.

Chris Almy reported on Kiwanis Interclub. The last interclub meeting at Orono was cancelled. No dates available at this time for upcoming Interclub meetings.

Kiwanis Installation Dinner on Sept. 30th at the Milo Town Hall.

The 5th Wednesday of August will be a Kiwanis meeting/social gathering/picnic at the gazebo in Veteran’s Park. Please bring a dish pass, your own hamburgers, steak or hot dogs to grill and also, please bring your own chairs. The Kiwanis grill will be available to grill. Time is 5-6 pm, with several members offering to provide rides up the river. A separate invitation will be e-mailed out to those members not available today.

The Alumni Band will perform at the gazebo in Veteran’s Memorial Park on Sept. 9th at 6 pm. Chicken BBQ will be available for $ 6.00, $ 3.00 for children. Please bring your own chairs. Posters will be made by Jim Macomber. Val Robertson will be cooking for the BBQ.

Discussion was held on the possibility of canoe race next years during the 100th anniversary celebration of the Milo Fire Dept., July, 2006. Joe Zamboni will be chairman of this event and will be seeking members to assist him. Please see Joe Z. if you would like to help with this event. It will take many members to provide for a successful canoe race.

Area senior BBQ’s were discussed. September would still be a good time to provide our seniors with this event. Three Rivers Kiwanis is still in need of a chairman to set up these events in our area. Please see our club president, Murrel Harris, if you are able and wish to be the chairman for this program.

Paul Grindle advised that community calendars are in.

Chris Beres reminded members to please have their committee reports in to the secretary by mid-September, so that budgets may be completed in a timely fashion

The speaker for today, Scott Richardson was unavailable.
Speaker for next week is Senator Paul Davis.
Respectfully submitted by Dorothy Brown, secretary.

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2005 Piscataquis Valley Fair Thursday through Sunday, August 25 - 28

*The Fairgrounds are located at 77 Fairview Avenue in Dover-Foxcroft

Admission and wristband:
Adults / 11 years & older $6.00
Children 5 to 10 yrs of age $2.00
Less than 5 years of age FREE
Wristband for rides $12.00 per person per day
Senior Citizen Day – August 26th –
65 years of age & over - half price - $3.00

Check website for more information:

Schedule of Events

Thursday, August 25th
4-H Animal Land 9 AM
Open Flower Judging 10 AM
Exhibition Halls Open 11 AM
Midway Rides Open Noon
Pony Pulling Noon
Pedal Tractor Pull 4 PM
Bicycle Drawing 5:30 PM
Lawn/Garden Tractor Pull 6 PM
Community Concert Band 6 PM
Eddie & The Fugitives 8-10 PM
Fireworks Dark

Friday, August 26th
4-H Animal Land 9 AM
Youth Dairy & Open Dairy 10 AM
Youth Market Lamb Show 10 AM
Youth Sheep & Open Sheep 10 AM
Exhibition Halls Open 11 AM
Midway Rides Open Noon
Farmers Horse Events Noon
Magic Show 1 & 4 PM
Bicycle Drawing 5:30 PM
Pedal Tractor Pull 6 PM
Tuff Truck Competition 6 PM
Youth Market Lamb Auction 7 PM
Don Campbell Band 8 PM

Saturday, August 27th
Animal Costume Parade TBA
Obstacle Course TBA
Dirigo Horse Show 8 AM
4-H Animal Land 9 AM
Farm Tractor Pull 9 AM
Horse Pulling 10 AM
Antique Auto Display 10 AM
Youth Open Beef Cattle Show 10 AM

4-H Exhibition Hall Opens 10 AM
4-H Arts & Crafts Workshop 10 AM
Cake & Cookie Judging 10:30 AM
Exhibition Halls Open 11 AM
Magic Show 11 AM
Skillet Throw 11:30 AM
Midway Rides Open Noon
Peddle Tractor Pull Noon
4-H Equine Workshop 12:30 PM
Frog Jumping Contest 1 PM
4-H Horticulture Workshop 2:00 PM
Bicycle Drawing 4 PM
4-H Day Games 4 PM
Magic Show 4:15 PM
4-H Dairy Food Workshop 5:30 PM
Wrist Wrestling Competition 6 PM
4-H Raffle Drawing 7 PM
Blue County 8:30 PM

Sunday, August 28th
4-H Animal Land 9 AM
ATV Pull 9 AM
Horse Pulling 9:30 AM
Youth Dairy Goat Show 10 AM
Dirigo All-Game Horse Show 10 AM
Pedal Tractor Pull 10 AM
Magic Show 10 AM
Pie Judging 10:30 AM
Exhibition Halls Open 11 AM
Chicken Bar-b-que 11 AM
Vintage Country 11 AM
Midway Rides Open Noon
Pig Scramble 1 PM
Magic Show 2 PM
Demolition Derby 2 PM
Bicycle Drawing 4 PM

Tie a string around your paw so you don’t forget the yard sale on Saturday, August 27, from 9am-2pm.
The sale, to benefit P.A.W.S., will feature many unique items, such as handmade soaps, air fresheners and chapstick. It will take place on Julie Gallagher’s front lawn at 17 Pleasant Street.
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