Three Rivers News, 2005-10-10

Dear Crafters and Business Owners;
The Milo Historical Society and Milo Elementary Parent/Teacher Organization (PTO) are pleased to announce that they will be joining together to present a Holiday Crafts and Business Fair on Sunday, November 27 at the Milo Elementary School Cafeteria (18 Belmont Street). The fair will be open on Sunday from 12:00 noon to 4 pm. Crafters and businesses may set up the evening before with prior notification or on Sunday starting at 9:00 am.

Participation in the fair is priced at a $10.00 table rental fee, payable the day of the fair. The tables provided measure 6 ft. Unfortunately, there will be no electricity available at the tables. The Milo Historical Society’s Holiday Fair last year was a big success and we have no doubt about repeating the same response this year. We encourage and welcome any crafters of handmade items, small businesses or civic organizations to participate.

To reserve a space or for more information please call:
Victoria Eastman
5 Keniston Street
Milo, Maine 04463
Allen Monroe
23 Park Street
Milo, Maine 04463

2:00 TO 5:00 PM
The public is invited to help send David off to his new job in Old Town with our thanks and gratitude for all he has done for our school district.

What’s going on?
Bring a box of tissues for admission and money for tickets and food.
See you there for LOTS of FUN!!

If you or your company or organization would like to donate items, services or gift certificates for the auction; please contact Victoria Eastman at 943-2400, Tami Goodine at 564-2212 or or Tracy Morse at 943-7376 or

THE COASTAL COMMUNITY (WESLEYAN) CHURCH CELEBRATION CHOIR from Scarborough, ME will present "Shout to the North" - Christian Music - at the Brownville Jct. United Methodist Church at Thursday, October 13 at 7 p.m.
A love offering will be taken to benefit their Guatemala Mission Trip in November.

The Milo PTO is holding a raffle for a home cooked meal for two. Tickets are available at the Milo Elementary School, Maine Savings on Thursday, October 13th, and at the Milo Elementary 4, 5, 6 grade program on Wednesday, October 26 at the Milo Town Hall at 7 pm.

The winner will be announced during the Fall Frolic auction between 6 and 8 pm on Friday evening, October 28.

Five – Course Gourmet Candlelight Dinner for Two
Prepared and served in your own home; no clean up or mess, just enjoy the evening.

(Good for 1 year from drawing date. No holidays except for Valentine’s Day. Two-week notice required.)

Cocktail of choice
Duet of coriander, lime shrimp and proscuitto wrapped asparagus.
Maine lobster bisque
Mixed baby greens with walnuts, goat cheese and mandarin oranges all topped with fresh, warm, honey/bacon vinaigrette dressing.
Classic surf and turf of grilled tenderloin of beef and lobster tail beurre blanc accompanied by twice baked potato and fresh vegetable.
Chocolat crème brulee
Served with fresh brewed coffee
The chef will provide an appropriate wine for each course. Lemon sorbet will be served between each course to refresh the palate. Fresh baked bread will also be served.


From left to right: Brent Morrill, Jason Gerrish, Raymond Stanhope, Martin Metros, and Peter Gerrish.

Support Our American Recruits is a non-profit organization aimed at showing our support to all of our active and veteran soldiers. We will be holding our monthly meeting on Tuesday October18 at 6:30 P.M. at the American Legion hall in Milo. We will be discussing our Christmas card drive and our support a soldier campaign. If you have any questions please feel free to call Michelle Lemik at 943-2375 or just stop by the American Legion Hall on October 18th. We hope to see you there!

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12-Sunny am Clouding up breeze late.
13-Rain Fair awhile pm.
14-Rain-59° at 2 pm.
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On Sunday Oct. 16th There will be a Pot Luck supper hosted by the Park Street UMC at 5:00 PM.
The supper will be followed by a Praise Music sing-a-long and a slide presentation by Virgil Valente of his recent trip to Italy. The slide presentation should start about 6:45PM. Everyone in the community is
welcome to attend. For more information contact Hope Dyer at 943-7785 or Theresa
Mudgett at 943-2502

Even Start Family Literacy Program
The MSAD #41/#68 Even Start Family Literacy Program is in it’s seventh year of providing services to families in the two district area. Adults who would like to work on their GED or Adult Education diploma and the bring their preschool child to the Early Childhood classroom in the next room while they study, may be eligible for the program. Many activities take place during the year in addition to the classroom work. Parents plan family events throughout the year, go on field trips, invite interesting speakers to the center, and support their child’s learning as they become prepared for kindergarten.

The program is a great opportunity to help children learn to read, begin pre-writing skills, socialize with other children, and have fun as they learn through play. Parents discuss parenting skills as they learn and share new parenting techniques. Children enjoy meeting and playing with new friends.

The program has several openings at the present time. If you are interested in learning more about the program or would like to sign up, please call Diane Curran, Even Start Coordinator at 943-7348 or 564-6525. The program also needs volunteers to assist in the Early Childhood Education room. Let us know if you are interested.

Date: Saturday, October 22, 2005
Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Place: Milo Town Hall 6 Pleasant Street, Milo Sponsored by the Towns of Milo and Brownville and Foxcroft Veterinary
Rabies - $6.00
Distemper - $12.00
Mark your calendars!
Cat owners, please take special notice as State of Maine
Law now requires that ALL cats be vaccinated against rabies. Dog owners, please note that new Veterinary and State guidelines now require dogs be
vaccinated only every three (3) years.
Also, if your pet is lost or missing, or if you find an animal, please let the Town office know. Contact: MILO TOWN OFFICE - 207-943-2202
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The Piscataquis County Democratic Committee will meet at Oakes Manor in Sangerville on October 20th. There will be a potluck supper at 6:00 PM followed by the regular meeting at 6:45 PM. We are hoping to see you there.


Brownville Elementary School held their Terrific Kid's Assembly on Thursday morning October 6th. The assembly, led by Mrs. Shirley Wright, Principal, was well attended. Mr. Frank Cochrane was our Kiwanian Friend.

Terrific Kids honored were: Alexandria Kearns, Kindergarten; Hannah Rothlauf, First Grade; Brianne Dillon, Second Grade; Alexis Coover, Third Grade; Jake McSwine, Fourth Grade; and Jessica Clement, Fifth Grade. The Sixth Grade recipients were: Caitlyn Durant, Stephanie Vachon, Chelsea Cobb and Ryan Heath. These students were honored for being Terrific Kids and soccer players on the middle school soccer team. Mrs. Thompson pointed out the responsibilities that are learned when a student juggles their academics and a sports schedules as well as these students have. Anthony Murano who was absent will receive his award upon his return from North Carolina where he has gone to welcome his father back from the war in Iraq.

Caitlyn Durant and Mashilla Harrison were wished a safe and wonderful trip to Florida where they will dance on the stage at Disney World with Morita's School of Dance. Artist of the week awards went to James Gerrish-Baker, Frank Worster and Ryan Robinson for their "Pumpkins in Water Colors." Brownville Elementary School is always proud of their
accomplished artists and examples of their work are usually displayed on the wall of honor just as you come into the school on the right. Many birthdays were celebrated and there were three Caught Being Good on the Bus awards given. It's always important to remember the bus safety rules....and get caught practicing them.

It's been over two decades since the National Breast Cancer Awareness organization has been building breast cancer awareness and providing info and hope for future innovations in treatment. Each year more and more women are educated about early detection, diagnosis and treatment. The Susan Komen Foundation promotes breast cancer awareness by sponsoring many ways in which we can donate, lend support and receive support. The staff at M.S.A.D. #41 has always been generous and supportive. This week the Brownville Elementary staff celebrated "Wear Your Jeans To Work Day" in support of the Komen Foundation by donating money for the privilege of wearing jeans on Friday. Since the Brownville staff is already in the habit of wearing jeans on Friday, they thought

they'd show their support by also wearing pink, the national color representing breast cancer awareness and support. Pretty in their pink tops (and in Miss Jackie's case in pink jeans as well) is the beautiful staff of Brownville Elementary. Included in the picture are: Allison Chapman, Lynn Weston, Lynn Kearns, Lillian Gerrish, Jonna Lee, Sally Wallace, Terri Zelkan, Teresa West, Debbie Page, Lisa Perkins, Jackie Cramer, Tina Durant (who was substituting that day, and joined in the fun), Pat Zwicker, Shirley Wright, Ivy Stanchfield, Kathy Witham, Mary Jane Zamboni, and Carol Hudak.

Archery is the activity right now in Phys. Ed. classes at Brownville Elementary.The older students are working with Mrs. Russell to learn what is hopefully a lifelong activity for some children. Here, Dakota Howe is squinting through one eye to sight the bulls eye!

Cook School Assembly
Grades 4 & 5 began our assembly by singing "Lean On Me" as part of their conflict resolution learning.
Terrific kids for this week are Cassidy Parker, Laura Gray, and Bridgette Spinney. Mrs. Carter says that Cassidy always goes above and beyond with all her assignment, always has her homework done and her planner signed, and is doing a great job with all of second grade work. Miss K. says that Laura tries and works hard every day, has a wonderful attitude, does all her homework (and asks for more!), and is a role model in the 4/5 classroom. Miss Brown says that Bridgette is terrific every day, sits quietly and listens, does her best on all her work, and is a great kid to have in her classroom.

Good bus students for this week are Hannah Bess, Haley Morel, and Cameron Westmoreland.

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We celebrated several birthdays this week. Our birthday kids are Kendra Cross, Cameron Westmoreland, Billy Parker, Wyatt Raymond, and Trevor Lyford.

Caught Being Good bags went to Rachael Baker, Kyle Estes, Hannah Audibert, Dakota Knowlton, and Hannah Bess.

Grades 4 & 5 began our assembly by singing "Lean On Me"


Milo Free Public Library News
By Judith Macdougall
I mentioned in the column a few weeks ago that we need new substitutes. If you like people and would like to work in the library, we’d enjoy having you help us out. As I said before, we had one substitute resign as she is moving to Bangor and the other two work-one part time and one full time. They are very willing to work for us when they can, but it is sometimes a problem for them. I found this out this past week when I needed a substitute for Saturday as I had to attend a function in Hampden, and again when I was ill on Wednesday. I was able to get a past substitute who had resigned a year ago as she was attending classes, but her schedule this semester allowed her to work for me on Saturday.We call substitutes on a rotation basis so every substitute would get a chance to work fairly regularly. To apply for a library substitute position, just go into the town office and ask for an application paper.

For our western readers we have set up in the hall an extra bookcase of just western paperbacks to borrow. Monday, another western reader, Harold Whitten, brought in three more bags of western paperbacks and some hard covers.

We have not had a chance to fix them all, but we are working on them and they will soon be ready. They look like new and will be a great addition to our western collection. Now our next problem will be to find a bigger area for our western collection, but you western readers don’t have to worry about that. Just come in and borrow from this great collection of western paperbacks.

Late September and early October brought out a number of new titles. My last order to Baker and Taylor had quitq

a few backordered titles. Many of them arrived this last week, and they are all ready to circulate.

Anthony, Piers PET PEEVE
Connelly, Michael THE LINCOLN LAWYER
Evans, Nicholas THE DIVIDE
Fletcher, Jessica MARGARITAS & MURDER
(Murder She Wrote)
(# 6 in the Jamie Fraser series)
(A Cape Light novel)
Parker, Robert B. SCHOOL DAYS (Spenser)
Roberts, Nora BLUE SMOKE
Woods, Stuart IRON ORCHID

I know that if you have a favorite author you feel they never write fast enough, but several of the above authors are doing their best---namely Parker, Roberts and Woods. They seem to be able to keep up the quality of their writing as satisfied patrons attest to the newest titles.

The Library will be closed on Monday, October 10
In Observance of Columbus Day

Library Winter Hours
Saturday 2:00-4:00
Telephone 943-2612

Traditions of a Milo-ite
by Kathryn Witham
If the dry fall leaves hadn't been making a rustling sound as they blew over the pavement in the parking lot at Rite Aid tonight, I would have thought it was just another beautiful summer night. Of course it was pitch dark at 7:00 at night, which is a dead giveaway that summer is really behind matter how hard Mother Nature tries to fake us out. Tonight was one of those nights. The old girl said, "I'll fool them tonight....let them think they don't have to put those sandals away just yet...hahaha...they'll soon figure it out...but not tonight."

The signs of fall are all around us. Mostly our evenings have become crisp. I've hung sweaters and fall jackets in the coat closet downstairs. The pumpkins, mums and cornstalks are arranged in the yard and my good friend Cheryl has started her squirreling process. Cheryl gets all excited this time of year. She's got a pantry to fill, Christmas projects to get started, and an array of other fall projects that she calls "getting squirrely." I know how she feels because even though I don't fill a pantry like she does, I like to buy fall foods and plan meals of soups and stews and warm muffins and cornbread. I don't mind heating an oven all day cooking a pot of beans, and we tend to eat more apple crisp and less ice cream in the fall.

It's such a beautiful time of year in Maine. Come to think of it....which season (besides Mud) isn't a beautiful time of year in Maine. Face it....there isn't one. Fall is by far the most colorful, but they are all beautiful. I haven't thought that this fall has been quite as brilliant as years past, but just when I'm bemoaning that fact, I'll see a truly gorgeous vista and realize that I just wasn't looking in the right direction.

We've been sleeping very well at night. That isn't always the case during season changes. Either the

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pajamas are too warm...or not quite warm enough. You might go to bed a bit chilly, dress in flannel and then wake up about midnight realizing you've created yourself a furnace between the flannel nightie and the comforter. Lucky for me I have a ceiling fan directly overhead. I can cool the situation right down in a matter of seconds with just the pull of a chain. This aging process isn't as easy as it seems. I often wonder how women who live in the south manage.

Stick a fork in my Red Sox.....they're done. I listened to a good part of the game on the radio in my kitchen while I cleaned out the refrigerator, dumped containers filled with science experiments, and washed, wiped and put away all of that Glad Ware. Anyway, my daughter had invited me to supper and it was getting on towards time for me to leave to go to her house and that darned 6th inning had me transfixed. The Red Sox had the bases loaded....loaded I tell you....and nobody out!!! Did they score a run? No, they didn't score a run! They blew it, and I said right then and there, "I'm done with them right now! They don't deserve to win." I flipped off that radio, walked out the door and I never looked back. I'm all White Sox now!

I've got a week's vacation staring me in the face....and no baseball to watch and I'm just about as tickled as I can be. I can read a book in the evening...heck, I can read it all day if I want. I can do a project with pictures, sort out and store all my summer clothes, I could (if I couldn't find anything else to do) dust all of my furniture. Naw, I'll stick to the reading. In any case, I'm going to enjoy this week a little visiting, maybe try out the new stores on Stillwater Avenue in Bangor, try a couple of new recipes...whatever I want. But, the big thing is I don't have to watch baseball again until next spring. Is it just me or does the ESPN baseball announcer sound exactly like Wilson on the Tim Allen Show? You people need to listen to him and see if he doesn't sound just like Wilson.

Over the years my mother and I kept recipes at camp in a little green recipe box. These recipes just kept growing and growing as the years went by in this little box. We never brought the recipe box home....always leaving it at camp from year to year. I always love to open the little green recipe box and read what my mother wrote. It is so comforting to me to see things written in her own handwriting. Scrawled on any piece of paper that she could put her hands on, I have a wonderful record of some of our favorite foods. Here is a recipe for Apple Muffins that she stashed away in our little box.

2/3 cup sugar
2-1/2 cups flour
3/4 tsp. salt
4-1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
1/4 tsp. ground cloves
1/8 tsp. allspice
1 egg (beaten)
1-1/2 cups milk
1/3 cup melted shortening
1 Tblsp. orange juice
1 cup finely diced apples

Sift the dry ingredients. Combine liquid and pour into the dry mixture and mix just until moistened. Gently blend in the diced apples. Apportion in 12 greased muffin cups and bake at 400 degrees for 23-24 minutes.
Liza Comeau heads to Colby College
Elizabeth G. Comeau of Atkinson enrolled at Colby College in Waterville this fall. Before classes began she took part in an orientation that included an introduction to the rigorous academics and rich cultural life at Colby as well as a four-day outdoor excursion. A graduate of Penquis Valley School, Liza is the daughter of Michael and Angelia Comeau of Atkinson.

While introducing students to the college and to state and local public service opportunities, Colby's orientation program groups 10 to 12 first-year students so they can meet new classmates. The on-campus portion of orientation familiarizes students with student services and the academic challenges and intense discussions they will participate in for the next four years. Representing 35 states and 30 foreign countries, members of Colby's Class of 2009 speak more than 30 languages and dialects and come from capitals including Beijing, Bogota, Harare, Kabul, and Washington, D.C. Colby's 520 first-year students were selected from more than 4,000 applicants.

Colby combines a challenging academic program, an emphasis on undergraduate research and a friendly, supportive atmosphere on one of the nation's most beautiful campuses. Colby's reach is international - in its recruitment of diverse students and faculty, the scope of its curriculum, and its ambitious study-abroad program. The college enrolls 1,800 students.

PUBLIC HEARINGS & SPECIAL TOWN MEETING - Tuesday, October 11, 2005 at the Brownville Town Office: Public Hearing on the Community Development Block Grant Business Assistance application that was submitted by the Town of Brownville on behalf of X-Ring Industries of Maine for the purchase of equipment and building renovations. A meeting of the Brownville Board of Selectmen will immediately follow the public hearing.

October 20, 2005 at the Brownville Elementary School - There will be a Public Hearing beginning at 6:30 PM to solicit comments on the revised General Assistance Appendices to be effective as of October 1, 2005, retroactively. At 7:00 PM there will be a Special Town Meeting which will be immediately followed by a meeting of the Brownville Board of Selectmen. The warrant for the Special Town Meeting can be viewed at the Brownville Town Office or on the web at

Cemeteries Closing
- The Pine Tree and Village Cemeteries will be closed for the winter on October 15,2005. All flowers, planters, and other items must be removed from the cemeteries or risk being discarded by groundskeepers.

Flushing Hydrants - The Brownville Water Department will begin routine flushing of the Village and Junction water systems beginning on Monday, October 17, 2005 and continuing for approximately three weeks. We apologize for any inconvenience or loss in water pressure that customers may experience.

Parking Ban - No vehicles shall be parked or abandoned on any street in the Town of Brownville between the hours of 10:00 PM and 6:00 AM from November 1, 2005 - April 15, 2005, or at any time as to interfere with snow removal equipment. Any vehicle so parked, which may interfere or hinder snow removal, may be removed at the discretion of any Police Officer, Neither the Town nor the Officer shall be liable for any damages or the cost of towing that may be caused by such removal.
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Need Help With Medicare "D" ?
The Eastern Agency on Aging will hold sign-up clinics to help Medicare recipients sort through their
Prescription Drug Benefit Choices!

The following Clinics will be held at the Milo Town Hall on: November 22, 2005
December 14, 2005
January 18, 2006
February 15, 2006
March 15, 2006
April 12, 2006

Appointments Are Required ! Call: 1-800-432-7812 for your appointment!

Let trained counselors from Eastern Agency on Aging help you decide which prescription plan best meets your needs. Don't let high pressure sales tactics make you decide in haste - The signup period is open until May 15, 2006. This service is provided free of charge.

Mayo Regional Hospital Health Care Providers & Parents Are Teachers, Too Penquis CAP, Inc.
Free Birth and Parenting Classes For Young Parents at the Mayo Regional Hospital, Dover-Foxcroft Mayo Resource Center Sebec Conference Room. The Resource Center Entrance is in back of the Hospital on Dwelley Ave.
November 17: Fetal Development & Healthy Pregnancy
December 1: End of Pregnancy and Beginning of Labor
December 15: Stages of Labor: Part I
December 29: Stages of Labor: Part II
January 12: Infant Feeding
January 26 : Newborn Characteristics and Care
February 9: Postpartum Care of Mom
February 23: Newborn Health and Safety
March 9: Attachment and Settling Into a Routine
March 23: Developmental Milestones - The First Year
Classes are Every Other Thursday 3:00-5:00pm

To register or ask questions call: Wendy Pace or Denise Trafton 564-7116-Funded in part by: Maine Health and Human Services' Public Health and Maine Children's Trust.

The Town of Milo is currently accepting applications for Substitute Librarian for the Milo Free Public Library. Pay is $7.08 per hour. Applications are available at the Milo Town Office and must be returned
by Friday, October 21,2005 at 5:00 p.m.
Milo Town Office
P.O. Box 218
6 Pleasant Street
Milo, ME 04463

Please take notice that the town of Milo, P.O. Box 218, Milo, ME 04463U, 943-2202 is intending to file a Planning Permit Application with the Maine Department of Environmental Protection pursuant to the Site Location of Development Law provision of 38 M.R.SA.§§ 481 thru 490 on or about October 31, 2005.

The application is for the Eastern Piscataquis Industrial Park on Route 11 in Milo, Maine.

A request for a public hearing or a request that the Board of Environmental Protection assume jurisdiction over this application must be received by the Department, in writing, no later than 20 days after the application is found by the Department to be complete and is accepted for processing. A public hearing may or may not be held at the discretion of the Commissioner or Board of Environmental Protection. Public comment on the application will be accepted throughout the processing of the application.

The application will be filed for public inspection at the Department of Environmental Protection's office in Bangor during normal working hours. A copy of the application may also be seen (after the filing date) at the Town Office in Milo, Maine.

Written public comments may be sent to the Department of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Land & Water Quality, 17 State House Station, Augusta, Maine 04333-0017.A public informational meeting will be held at the Milo Town Office on Tuesday, October 25, 2005 at 6:00 p.m.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 13-THE WIDOWED PERSONS will meet for lunch at 11:30 a.m. at "The Restaurant" in Milo. All widowed persons are welcome. For further information call Helga at 564-7586 or Ila at 965-9511.

Danny Gerrish's choir from Scarborough, ME will be performing at the Brownville Jct. United Methodist Church on Oct. 14th also over to Dover and at Corinth the next day. This is to help fund their mission trip to Guatemala in November.


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This choir was first heard at the Ecumenical Church Festival at Corinth in May, 2005 and they got a standing ovation. Dan Gerrish from Brownville is one of the choir members and also part of the Mission Team. They are the Coastal Community (Wesleyan) Church Celebration Choir, made up of 20 plus members, from Scarborough, ME , under the directon of Melody Hopkins. Please mark your calendar, invite a friend, and attend any one of the listings below for a night of praise, worship, and fellowship. All are welcome. A love offering will be taken to benefit the Mission Team's work that God is leading them to do in Guatemala City in November.
Friday, October 14th at 7:00pm: at the Brownville Jct. United Methodist Church.
Saturday, October 15th at 3:00pm: at the Dover-Foxcroft United Methodist Church.
Saturday, October 15th at 6:00pm: at the Corinth United Methodist Church.



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, on his last day as President greeted twenty four Kiwanis members, and three guests, two Key Club members and our guest speaker. Flag Salute was led by Eben DeWitt. Prayer was given by Paul Grindle, praying that we all overlook the little things and focus on the good things to help us be better folks.

Eben DeWitt, former Lt. Governor of Kiwanis presided over the formal induction ceremony and pinned the newest member of Milo/Brownville Three Rivers Kiwanis, Doug Warren. We are very pleased to have Doug Warren aboard as a member and hope he will enjoy us as much as we are pleased to have him as our newest member. Welcome Doug!

Trish Hayes introduced two Key Club members today, Dawn Patten the Vice-President of the Key Club and Kylie Palmer, President of the Key Club. A hearty welcome was given! President Murrel introduced our guest speaker for today, Scott Gordon from PVHS.

Correspondence. A news letter from Orono/Old Town and a newsletter from Dover-Foxcroft Kiwanis were passed for all to read.

Happy Birthday today goes out to Merna Dunham and to Sandra Gray on the 29th of Sept.

Eleven happy and sad dollars were donated today. A happy dollar was donated as Murrel presides over his last meeting and we will miss his entertainment, a happy dollar again for Murrel, as he will be a hard act to follow, a happy dollar for our Key Club that has 42 members now, for a wonderful week-end coming up, happy dollar to be here after missing a meeting, for a long term project coming to an end, for the upcoming luau on Friday evening along with installation of new officers, a happy dollar for a pot-bellied pig found on the porch at the animal shelter on Monday, a sad dollar for the loss of Miss Lorraine but a happy dollar for the joy and happiness she brought to the Headstart program.

Reports: Interclub. Chris Almy advises that an interclub was held on Sept. 20 at Dover-Foxcroft and on Sept. 27 at Orono/Old Town.

Key Club: Trish Hayes advises that several Key Club members traveled to Herman HS on Sunday for officers training, while attending the training the Key Club members were able to meet the Kiwanis Key Club Governor. They were also able to meet and socialize with other Key Club members in our area. Key Club members will be decorating a float to be used in Homecoming Parade. Janet Richards and Bobby Ellison will be providing equipment and expertise to Key Club members. Key Club members look forward to a very successful blood bank to be held in Dec., and they Key Club will also be collecting for UNICEF at Halloween, with a portion of the funds collected to be assisting on the UNICEF Program of Kick Aids out of Kenya.

Kiwanis Installation Diner to be held on Sept. 30 at the Milo Town Hall. Val Robertson with Chris Beres, the incoming President, is attending to the last minute details for the Hawaiian Luau. Dist. 2 Lt. Governor Joe Guyotte will be installing the new officers of the Milo/Brownville Three Rivers Kiwanis.

Chris Beres introduced our speaker for today, Scott Gordon, the new PVHS Principal. Scott thanked Kiwanis for having the opportunity to introduce himself to the Three Rivers Kiwanis. Scott told us that he is originally from Lincoln, growing up in a family of five in that area. He graduated from the University of Maine. He stated that his love of sports led him to become interested in physical education and health, and obtaining a Masters in Educational Leadership. He worked for 7-8 years in the area of Special Education at Orono/Old Town. He also worked as Assistant Principal last year at Orono/Old Town.

Scott is Married with two children, a son age nine months and a daughter aged four. He looks forward to working with a wonderful staff and a fantastic student body here at PVHS. Thank you Scott for a very informative talk this morning.

Chris Beres, our new Kiwanis president greeted 21 members this day.

Flag Salute was led by Eben DeWitt.

Chris Almy led us in a moment of silent reflection.

Don Harris gave the inspirational reading today.

No guests were present today.

Correspondence was the Orono/Old Town Kiwanis Newsletter and the Dover Foxcroft Kiwanis Newsletter that was passed for members to read.

There were no anniversaries or birthdays this week, but, president Chris delighted in noting an important achievement for our recent immediate past president, Murrel Harris, as he had the wonderful honor of having the Elm Street field now named HARRIS Field. Many congratulations to Murrel.

One hundred and nineteen Happy and Sad Dollars were donated today. Many happy dollars for the wonderful recognition of Murrel Harris, and, many happy dollars were donated for our new president, Chris Beres, over $ 200.00 was raised in a recent raffle toward the purchase of a new sound system for the gazebo, many happy dollars for the wonderful meal that Val put on for the installation diner this past week-end, a happy dollar for everyone here being able to qualify as a supreme court judge. Another happy dollar was donated for a visit to Portland where Edwin and Ethelyn were able to hold their nineteen day old great grandson, a happy dollar for Jeremy winning the basket at the installation diner, a happy dollar for great people here who assisted Paul with relocation process that is coming up, in honor of a Yankee fan in Milo, and 100.00 happy dollars was donated by Joe Z. for friends, Doug, Don and Fred who helped him take down a few trees. A sad dollar was donated for the Boston Red Sox.

*Chris Almy reported that six members are going to Dover-Foxcroft on Friday for their installation diner and other members will be going to Guilford on Oct. 11th for their installation coffee hour.

*Key Club was not represented today. No Report.

*Plans are being made for another Veteran’s Day Dinner at the Milo Town Hall again this year. A lengthy discussion was held as members volunteered their services. Suggestions were made as to menu, entertainment, deliveries, food prep and the like. More to come!

Our president, Chris Beres, was the speaker today. Chris is our club’s fifteenth president. Chris was also president some years ago. Chris outlined her thoughts and plans for her coming year as president of the Milo/Brownville Three Rivers Kiwanis. There is a push internationally for more membership and at the local level, Chris would like to see an increase in membership. The strength of a club is in its active membership. She is looking forward to a club that is strong, that is able to provide good community service and have fun doing it! Yes, it is sometimes hard work, but we do great things for our community.

Chris announced that there is a board meeting at the Restaurant tomorrow morning, Oct 6th, at 6:30 AM

Oct 12: business meeting

Speaker for Oct. 26th is Dan Dixon.

Respectfully submitted by Dorothy Brown, Secretary.
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TRC is looking for anyone with a digital camera to help us take pictures of our local fall foliage. Our goal is to beef up our Autumn Photo Album with some new pictures.

Please contact us if you are intersted, or just email us your pictures!

TRC is moving forward with its plans for more webcams in the area. We have purchased a live streaming webcam, but we're having issues setting it up. It will only work in locations with permanently assigned IP Addresses, so this rules out DSL or Cable Modem connections. We are working with the
Brownville Public Library to hopefully put it in their window on Church Street. If all goes as planned, it may be up and running by spring.
We would like to get more cameras running in the meantime. What we need to run a new camera are two things.

1). An individual or business to sponsor the cost of the camera (will be somewhere around $1,200 for a new version that will work at night!).

2). A location (home or business) that has DSL or Cable, and has a view people would want to see online.
Installation of the camera would be taken care of by TRC. Due to the current availability of high speed internet in the area, the only towns that would be able to have cameras are Milo and Brownville. Sebec Village is currently working on getting DSL, but that may take awhile.
If you would be interested in helping us out with a new camera, please contact us at 943-2425 or
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