Three Rivers News, 2005-10-31

Saturday, November 12
BJHS Alumni Hall Brownville Junction
9am to 1pm Table rentals are $15.00
For rentals call Linda Coburn at 965-8421

There will be a public Baked Bean & Ham Supper on Saturday, November 5th, at St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church in Brownville Junction from 5pm to 6:30pm.
The menu will include baked beans, ham, casseroles, rolls, and cole slaw as well as assorted desserts and coffee/tea/punch. Donation is $6 for adults and $3 for children under 12.
The supper is being sponsored by the members of St. John's and proceeds will benefit church activities.
There will also be RADA knives on sale and special orders will be taken, if needed.

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 Allen Monroe
5 Keniston Street 23 Park Street
Milo, Maine 04463 Milo, Maine 04463
943-2400 943-2268

9th Annual Harvest Supper
November 19th, 2005
Turkey with "all the fixings”
plus apple crisp/ice cream
TIME: 5:00-7:00
WHERE: LaGrange/M.C.Cook School
COST: $5.00 Adults
$2.50 children -12
Benefits Marion C. Cook School PTO
contact: School: 943-2196
Marilyn Lyford: 943-2342

The Milo Garden Club will meet on Nov. 8th, at 1 p.m. at the United Methodist Church on Park Street. The program will be Gwen Bradeen showing slides on her August 2005 trip to China.

Matt Pokrywka is a Peace Corps volunteer, serving in Mali, West Africa. While home on vacation until mid-November, he is trying to raise money to buy as many books as possible for the schools in his region, including French/English dictionaries. If possible, he is also going to try to raise money to build a basketball court in his village, but the cost has not yet been estimated. Any amount (even $1) that you can donate would be greatly appreciated and the donors can be assured that their money will be directly used in helping those that have so little to use in their schools. If you are interested in sending Matt a donation, please email him at or send a donation to:

Matt Pokrywka
15 Elm St.
Milo, ME 04463

The Brownville 5th grade is sponsoring a table at the BJHS Alumni Craft Fair on November 12. The group is raising money for their trip to Boston in May. If you would like to contribute a craft of some kind you please contact the school.
Any items would be greatly appreciated.

Veterans---Be sure to sign up for the Veterans’ Appreciation Dinner to be held at the Milo Town Hall Performing Arts Center on Friday, November 11, at 12 noon.
Any veteran, service person, or family member is invited to the turkey dinner. There will be entertainment and a wonderful time, so call 943-7326 to save your spot!!

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Richard & Jean Gardner

Happy “50th”Anniversary October 29, 1955
Mom & Dad
Wishing you both many more happy years together. We love you both.
Daughter Debra & son-in-law Alton

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Because of an editor error, the name of the Gardner’s was misspelled in last week’s edition, and the following notices were omitted.

If you have news about your business, e-mail Valerie at

Just Teasin”, a full service Hair Salon has opened at 13 Prospect Street in Milo. It is owned and operated by Staci Beaulieu. Her hours are: Monday-Friday from 8:30 am-5:00PM and Saturdays from 8:30 AM-1PM. Staci will take appointments for evening hours.
Beginning Sunday, October 30, 2005

Valerie Jean’s American Bistro becomes
Valerie Jean’s Italian Bistro.
Yes, on Sunday evenings from 4-8, you can treat a friend, treat your spouse, or just treat yourself, to exquisite service,
incredible food and a relaxing atmosphere.
Our menu, for Sundays only, will offer a selection of Authentic homemade Italian entree’s complete
with a Caesar Salad and garlic bread for only $9.95.
Select from: Spaghetti and Meatballs,
Eggplant Parmesan,
Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo
or Lasagna
Also available will be our pizza, made on our own fresh dough with your choice of toppings.
Come and see what all the talk is about and
taste some of the best food this side of Rome.
Valerie Jean’s
26 Main Street
Seating is limited, so call 943-7470 to save a spot.
The menu will change from week to week, so call and see what’s being served.
Want to stay home and watch the games?
Have one of our 16” pizzas delivered to your home. Every Sunday, between 12-8pm, we will offer free delivery with-in a
4-mile radius of Main Street in Milo.
Our 16” cheese pizza is only $9.95 +tax, and you can add your choice of bacon, sausage, ground beef or pepperoni for $1.50 each, or .75 for fresh mushrooms, onions, garlic or green peppers.
Call 943-7470, and let us pay for the gas
while you sit on your …sofa.

At the Kiwanis Veteran’s Appreciation dinner, on November 11, the diligent and busy members of Support Our American Recruits will be collecting items to be sent as gifts for soldiers serving our country in foreign lands.

This is a wonderful way for you to send items overseas with out having to bother wrapping and mailing!

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The following items will help a soldier see just how much we appreciate their serving us.
¸ !!!!!! TOILET PAPER!!!!!!!
¸ !!!!!!! EYE DROPS!!!!!
¸ !!!!!! PHONE CARDS!!!!
¸ !!! BANDANA!!!!
¸ !!!! Q-TIPS!!!!
A new way to stay in touch!!
By Valerie Robertson
As many of you know, the Three Rivers Community site, or, is a site dedicated to serving our area and the people who live here. They host our newspaper, our webcam, post upcoming community events, and post wonderful photos of Milo, Brownville and all neighboring towns. The site has visited over 340,000 times, and many folks have stated that they moved to or visited our area because of the things they read or saw on the site.

TRCMaine is owned and operated by a group of townspeople who each spend countless hours maintaining it, updating it and cleaning out the junk. As any of you with e-mail know, being on the internet opens your computer up to all kinds of “spam”, which are unsolicited letters asking you to buy anything from a new mortgage to medications. These “spammers” hope to entice you into answering their pleas.

Spammers also attack online guest books and message boards, which are pages at a website where anyone who visits the site can post comments. The TRCMaine bulletin board has over 230 members and they post messages about service people, alumni events and ask many questions, which are answered by anyone who know the answer.

Last week, the TRCMaine board received a few posts that could be considered in bad taste, as well as over 100 ads for body enhancing drugs. As soon as one of the moderators of the board saw the bad messages they were removed, only to pop back on the message board. The directors of TRCMaine have now established a new message board, one that is completely separate from the original board, and is no longer affiliated with

We at the Three Rivers News applaud their drastic decision and appreciate their efforts. Kiwanis and the Three Rivers News are very appreciative of TRCMaine allowing us to share web space with the TRC Alliance.

The address of the new bulletin board is

Check out this bigger and better way to stay in touch with old friends and family.

The American Legion Auxiliary will be holding their annual Christmas Craft Fair on Dec. 3rd
from 9a.m-1p.m
We will have craft tables as well as the
the junior's auxiliary will have a craft table.
There will be a baked goods table and a table with raffle items to take chances on.
We also will have Santa Claus visiting from 10-12 noon and you can have his picture taken with your children.
Hope to see you all come out. `
For more information call either Cathy at 965-8741
or Brenda at 965-3631
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Sawtell to Have Signing
Maine Author Bill Sawtell will have a signing Wednesday evening, November 3rd, at Abel Blood's Restaurant in Dover-Foxcroft. He will be signing all of his books in print and any unsigned copies readers may bring to the restaurant at that time.

November 5, 2005 - Fall Fair at the Brownville Jct. United Methodist Church from 9am-2pm. Lunch from 11am to 1pm of assorted sandwiches, pie, chips and drinks for sale. Come browse our White Elephant, Food and toy tables, Christmas Crafts and nearly new tables and stay for lunch.

Illness Guidelines

Your child should not attend school if he/she exhibits one or more of the following symptoms:

** Fever - fever is defined as having a temperature of 100 degrees F or higher.
***Diarrhea- watery, foul smelling, runny and/or bloody stools.
***Vomiting - one or more times in the last 24 hour period.
***Nasal discharge - runny, yellow-greenish mucous accompanied by fever, vomiting or diarrhea.
***Sore throat, vomiting, earache, or irritability accompanied by a fever.
***Pinkeye-drainage from the eye or inflammation of the conjunctiva/mucous membranes of the eye. Children may return to school after receiving medication for 24 full hours.
***Rash - an unexplained rash with fever or behavioral change. Child can return to school if a physician has determined the illness is not communicable and fever is gone.
****Strep Throat/Impetigo and other bacterial infections requiring antibiotics-Keep your child home until he/she has been on an antibiotic for a full 24 hours.

Children with these symptoms cannot comfortably participate in program activities and unnecessarily expose others to their illnesses; they should stay home for at least 24 hours before returning to school. If you believe your child is too sick to go out to recess, they are probably too sick to attend school. If children arrive at school with any of the above symptoms of illness, the parent/guardian will be contacted and the child sent home.

We appreciate your cooperation in adhering to these guidelines for keeping children healthy at school.

Please encourage your child to wash his/her hands before eating, after using the bathroom and after sneezing or blowing the nose. By using these few guidelines we can all stay a little healthier. If you have any questions please give your School Nurse a call.

The Key Club News
By Josh Clement
Some Key Club Members will be trick-or-treating for UNICEF this Halloween. We will also be distributing numerous boxes to different businesses and companies throughout the Three Rivers Community. They will be in Brownville and Milo. This year’s theme is "Kick HIV/AIDS out of Kenya". It is aimed at raising money and using it to support a soccer program that will help teach life skills, promote leadership, strengthen decision making skills, bolster confidence, and raise awareness about HIV/AIDS. If you see an orange box at any local business that says "Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF" on the front of it, it would be greatly appreciated if you could make a donation of any size; it helps out a lot. If you wish to learn more about UNICEF or "Kicking HIV/AIDS out of Kenya" you can go to

We will be doing a Coats for Kids and a Toys for Kids Drive this year Coats for kids is a program that collects coats for children who can't afford them or get them and Toys for kids is a program that collects toys for kids who can't afford them or get them.

We got some upsetting news at our last meeting. Our advisor Trish Hayes has gotten a job at another location so she will not be able to be our advisor any longer. We will all miss you and Good luck at your new job Trish.

The Key Club presented a plaque to Mr. Walker thanking him for all of his service to The Key Club and our schools since he will be leaving for a new job. We will all miss you and Good Luck at your new job Mr. Walker.


Mrs. Chapman's 5th grade art class is making clay gargoyles in art class. She’s very excited about how well the students are doing. Here, Tiana Herbest and Jordan Nutting display their creations.

The Fire Department Visits the Cook School
Firefighter Joe Baker (Rachael's Dad) and Sparky (assisted by Chief Roger Stanley) presented a Fire Safety program to our K-5 students. This years' motto is "Use Candles With Care." Firefighter Joe reminded us that we should not leave candles unattended. Adults should be responsible for lighting and extinguishing the candle.
Firefighter Joe explained the importance of having a smoke detector on every level (and in every room if possible) of our houses. Our parents should change the batteries every six

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months. Many people use the time change as a reminder to change the batteries. Smoke detectors should be tested monthly.

Firefighter Joe reviewed Fire Escape Plans. Every family should have one and it should include an outside meeting place. Students need to learn their addresses if case they have to call 911 to report a fire.

Sparky delivered a bag of fire safety items to our students. Thank you to Firefighter Joe and Sparky for this informative presentation. We look forward to seeing the new fire truck when it arrives.

Mrs. Allison Chapman is teaching the 4th and 5th graders to make pinch pots similar to those made by Native American Indians.

Mrs. Wright welcomed our students, parents and friends to our October 28th assembly. She introduced our special guest, Mr. Walker. Mr. Walker served as our Kiwanian friend. Billy Parker, Justin Baker and Zachary

Raymond were honored as Terrific Kids. Miss K. said that Billy is responsible for doing his homework and returning his signed planner each day. Billy does and excellent job in spelling and Social Studies. The other students know to ask Billy if they have a computer question. Mrs. Carter is so happy that Zachary has come to her classroom. He is such a nice boy. Zach works hard and has excellent manners. Mrs. Carter is very proud of Zachary's progress. Miss Brown loves to see Justin's great big smile each

morning. He tries very hard and is doing great writing his name. Justin is an excellent listener.

Bus Students of the Week: Wyatt Raymond, Taylor Severance and Zachary Raymond.

Artists of the Week: Justin Baker, Kortnie Stone, Keegan Lowery and Harli Moors.

Terrific Kid Bags awarded to: Amber, Shae, Harmony, Kyle and Rachael B.

Miss K. relayed some of her favorite Mr. Walker stories. We then moved back to the "business of kids." The students took the stage. Grades 2 and 3 held up the letters to Mr. Walker's name. Each student read their own message. The grade 4 and 5 students read passages from the letters that they wrote to Mr. Walker. Students in grades K-5 serenaded Mr. Walker with a wonderful rendition of "You've Got a Friend" and "Pop Goes the Weasel." Thank you Mr. Walker for playing such a big role in the success of the Marion C. Cook School. We will miss you but wish you a fond farewell. The assembly ended with the Marion C. Cook School song.

MILO ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PTO, a non profit organization, will meet on Thursday, November 3, 2005, at 6 pm at the school on 18 Belmont Street in Milo. This meeting will mix fun and business by greeting anyone who would like to attend and discus upcoming events for the children.

For additional information please contact Tami Goodine by e-mail;, Victoria Eastman at 943-2400 or Tracy Morse at 943-7376.

Milo Free Public Library News
By Judith Macdougall
On Monday lots of teddy bears came to visit the library accompanied by their little owners. Melissa Hill held her Preschool Story Hour, and the theme was a Teddy Bear Picnic. To follow the picnic theme Melissa had brought a blanket and everyone sat on it picnic style. There were seven children and seven teddy bears. As a beginning Melissa had the children introduce their teddy bears and tell how their bears were part of their lives. Then it was time for the picnic. Everyone enjoyed juice boxes and, of course, teddy grahams. (Do you think the teddy bears were bothered as their human owners ate some of their kin?) Afterwards Melissa read stories about bears and Teddy Bears and included a few action songs in between to liven the party up. The preschool group

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also worked hard on their craft which involved coloring a picture of a bear and writing their name with glitter! The children then came upstairs for library time to choose new books to take home. Next month on Monday, November 28 the theme will be “Jungle Fun”. We can’t wait to see what a good time Melissa has in store for everyone at that Story Hour.

On Wednesday it was time for another session of the Kiwanis Kids Korner. Val and Frank Cochrane brought the children down from school (thank goodness the snow had all melted by this time) with the help of 4 Key Club members-Nicole Carey, Josh Clement, Kristin Robinson and Ashley Stanhope. These young people are such a big help up and down stairs. Val read Rob Reiner’s Halloween story Tell Me a Scary Story but Not Too Scary while the 31 “Kids” enjoyed juice and other snacks. They decorated Christmas cards for the troops which Val will give to SOAR to send overseas. The “Kids”can have fun while knowing they may be making someone else’s Christmas just a little brighter. As the children came upstairs for library time, they could each pick one piece of candy from the big pumpkin in the children’s area. The other rule is that they may not eat the candy in the library-no chocolate on the books. Most of the younger ones follow the rules very well and carefully police their little friends. Pam and I welcome the hubbub of excited children choosing books and enjoy meeting new little ones and learning their names.

We have begun to receive two new magazines. We are subscribing to Wild Bird Magazine, and receiving Grief Digest as a gift. Wild Bird has lovely colored pictures and lots of information and projects. Grief Digest has contributors telling their stories about their grieving processes over various losses and explaining how they coped.

We still have several posters from the Dragons, Deeds and Daring Deeds summer reading program. We will be discarding them on November 15. Please come in and pick up your child’s poster if he/she would like it.

For quite a while Pam and I have been meaning to change a reference set in order that the books could circulate as we feel the set would get much more use that way. Two weeks ago we got to work on the task. Feeling that the Halloween season was a good time, we processed The Mysteries of the Mind set to circulate. This set includes the following titles:-

The library will be closed on FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11TH In Observance of Veterans Day

Library Winter Hours
Mon.-Weds.-Fri. ---2:00-8:00
Saturday 2:00-4:00
Telephone 943-2612

Traditions of a Milo-ite
By Kathryn Witham
My good friend Ronnie Hamlin sent me this e-mail this week. He had underlined some of his favorite lines. He just cracks me up. I know Ronnie pretty well and I'm pretty sure he had his tongue in his cheek and there was a wink of his eye. Or perhaps it was a twitch in his eye thinking about the old days and the old ways that he and I so fondly remember. I will retype this whole thing because it will show you all just how far we ladies have come in becoming equals to our husbands in the home in the last fifty years. Supposedly, this is taken directly as a quote from Housekeeping Monthly in their May 13, 1955 edition. It's interesting that reading this old column would rankle a woman of the 21st century. For the record, my husband thinks it's a joke and couldn't have possibly been published anywhere.

A Good Wife's Guide

  • Have dinner ready. Plan ahead, even the night before, to have a delicious meal ready, on time for his return. This is a way of letting him know that you have been thinking about him and concerned about his needs Most men are hungry when they come home and the prospect of a good meal (especially his favorite dish) is part of the warm welcome needed.
  • Prepare yourself. Take 15 minutes to rest so you'll be refreshed when he arrives. Touch up your make-up, put a ribbon in your hair and be fresh looking. He has just been with a lot of work-weary people.
  • Be a little gay and a little more interesting for him. His boring day may need a lift and one of your duties is to provide it.
  • Clear away the clutter. Make one last trip through the main part of the house just before your husband arrives.
  • Gather up schoolbooks, toys, paper, etc. and then run a dust cloth over the table.
  • Over the cooler months of the year you should prepare and light a fire for him to unwind by. Your husband will feel he has reached a haven of rest and order, and it will give you a lift too. After all, catering for his comfort will provide you with immense personal satisfaction.
  • Prepare the children. Take a few minutes to wash the children's hands and faces (if they are small) comb their hair and, if necessary, change their clothes. They are little treasures and he would like to see them playing the part. Minimize all noise. At the time of his arrival, eliminate all noise of the washer, dryer or vacuum. Try to encourage the children to be quiet.
    Be happy to see him.
    Greet his with a warm smile and show sincerity in your desire to please him.
    Listen to him. You may have a dozen important things to tell him, but the moment of his arrival is not the time. Let him talk first - remember, his topics of conversation are more important than yours.
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  • Make the evening his. Never complain if he comes late or goes out to dinner, or other places of entertainment without you. Instead, try to understand his world of strain and pressure and his real need to be at home and relaxed.
  • Your goal: Try to make sure your home is a place of peace, order and tranquility where your husband can renew himself in body and spirit.
  • Don't greet him with complaints and problems.
  • Don't complain if he's late home for dinner or even if he stays out all night. Count this as minor compared to what he might have gone through that day.
  • Make him comfortable. Have him lean back in a comfortable chair or have him lie down in the bedroom. Have a cool or warm drink ready for him.
  • Arrange his pillow and offer to take off his shoes. Speak in a low, soothing and pleasant voice.
  • Don't ask him questions about his actions or question his judgment or integrity. Remember, he is the master of the house and as such will always exercise his will with fairness and truthfulness. You have no right to question him.
  • A good wife always knows her place.

GIVE ME A GREAT BIG BREAK!! Catering for his comfort will provide you with immense personal satisfaction? Clunking him over the head with my iron frying pan would give me satisfaction! Suffocating him with a throw pillow while he was lying down in the bedroom would give me immense personal satisfaction! Pouring the cool or warm drink over his head would be the only catering he'd get!

Oh yeah, and what about that line "Remember, his topics of conversation are more important than yours." In most of my friend's homes the retort to that would be, "what topics of conversation might that be?" I know for a fact my mother never read this article in 1955. She was a good wife and did cater to the meal part...which I admit I do that, too, but the rest of it is baloney and I'm pretty sure was written by a disgruntled man. Thank God women have become empowered.

The final slam was "A good wife always knows her place." Any of you that know me well are really laughing hard right now.

Here's a breakfast recipe that you can serve that husband of yours. It came from an old Farmer's Almanac. What I think you'll find is that wives, back in the 50's, couldn't blatantly kill their they clogged their arteries and that's how they got rid of them. Check this out.

Pumpkin Pancakes
1-1/2 cups all purpose flour
2 tablespoons baking powder
2 tablespoons firmly packed light brown sugar
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon allspice
1-1/2 cups canned evaporated milk (not condensed)
1 cup solid-pack canned pumpkin
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla

....Here's the killer....1/4 cup bacon drippings (liquid, but not hot) maple syrup, honey, or fresh fruit as accompaniment

Into a large bowl sift together flour, baking powder, brown sugar, salt, cinnamon, and allspice. Stir in milk, pumpkin, eggs, vanilla, and bacon drippings, and stir batter until well combined. Preheat greased griddle or skillet over moderate heat until drops of water scatter over the surface. Pour batter onto griddle by 1/3 cupfuls. Cook pancakes for 2 minutes on each side, or until golden and cooked through. Serve with accompaniments.

AUGUSTA - Barbara Hayden Call, 85, of Augusta and formerly of Brownville Junction, went home to be with her Lord Saturday, Oct. 22, 2005, at Maine General Medical Center, surrounded by her loving family. She was born Aug. 11, 1920, in Dexter, the daughter of Carl and Maude (Bailey) Hayden. She graduated from Dexter High School, and lived and raised her family in Brownsville Junction. She retired after working 16 years at the Augusta General Hospital on A1 as a unit secretary. Barbara was a member of the Green Street United Methodist Church, Augusta, and a lifetime member of the Rebekahs. She was actively involved in her children's and grandchildren's lives. She is survived by her children, Nancy Lockhart, Linda and Paul Youngblood, Susan and Richard Chessa, Jean and Bob Page; her grandchildren, Kendra and Mark Lakeman, Robert and Wendy Lockhart, Heather and Kevin Godwin, Amy Youngblood, Barany Chessa and Courtney Chessa; great-grandchildren, Nicholas and Katherine Heath, Taylor and Cole Lockhart, Sydney and Zachary Godwin; a special cousin who she loved like a sister, Donna Peddicord, and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

HOULTON - Gerald "Jerry" Bryant, 65, died Oct. 22, 2005. He was born Jan. 23, 1940, at Brownville, the son of Cecil and Pauline Bryant. He is survived by his wife, Joyce (Clark) Bryant; eight children, Barbara Kollee, Pauline Bryant, Jerry Bryant, Keith Bryant, Eric Bryant, Preston Bryant, Scott Bryant and Craig Bryant; three stepchildren, Danny Jewell, Randy Jewell and Jennie Jewell; 16 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; four siblings, Diane Lee, Betty McQuarrie, Michael Bryant and Robert Bryant; several nieces and nephews

PATTEN - Evelyn Rizk, 78, died Oct. 27, 2005, in Houlton. She was born July 20, 1927, in Wallagrass, the oldest of 23 children to Joseph and Leona Belanger. She is survived by two sisters, Edwina Belanger of Houlton and Regina Winters of Sherman; one brother, Louie Belanger of Port St. Lucie, Fla.; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Edward Rizk; one daughter, Gertrude M. Ducas; one son, Rene; and several brothers and sisters.

NEWBURGH - Morris A. Martin Jr., 59, passed away Oct. 25, 2005. He was born Sept. 3, 1946, in Bangor, the son of Morris A. Martin Sr. and Helen (Drinkwater) Martin. During his working life Morris worked excavation construction and repaired and sold appliances. He is survived by his children, Susan Basford of China, Emmalee Reed and her husband, Josh, of Corinna, Ernest Gagnon of Bangor, Crystal Gagnon of Florida and Phillip Gagnon of Newburgh; two brothers, Alan Martin and his wife, Judy, of Brownville and Wayne Martin of Newburgh; two grandchildren; his significant other, Judith Gagnon of Newburgh; aunts, uncles and cousins. He was predeceased by a son, Morris A. Martin III "Buddy". A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday at the Hampden-Gilpatrick

CHESTER - Shirley Rose Nichols, 70, wife of the late Donald H. Nichols Sr., died Oct. 28, 2005, at a Lincoln healthcare facility. She was born Oct. 6, 1935, in Brownville, the daughter of Clouse D. and Barbara
(Rolfe) Applebee. Shirley was a 50 year member of the Brownville
Community Church. She was a member of the auxiliaries of the VFW and the American Legion, and was a member of the local TOPS program. She was known as the "picture lady" because of all the pictures she took. She is survived by a daughter, Sally Merrill of Lincoln; two sons, Donald H. Nichols Jr. and Carroll Nichols, both of Chester; five grandchildren,
Jeannie Polches of Princeton, Pamela Stevens of Florida, William Edgerly and James Edgerly, both of Lincoln and Diana Keyser of Bradley; many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by three brothers, Ralph, Roger and Douglas Applebee; a sister, Ruth Leeman; and a granddaughter, Jennifer Butler.

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STETSON - Laurence W. Johnson, 60, died Oct. 21, 2005. He was born in Council Bluffs, Iowa, the second child of Philip and Elizabeth Johnson. A Vietnam Veteran, Larry moved to Maine in 1980. He worked for the Bangor Daily News as an editor. In 1992, he moved to Stetson where he owned and operated Larry's Stop and Talk for nine years. Larry is survived by his daughter, Susan; his former wife, Faye, both of Bangor; his eldest sibling, Lynne Webb; his younger siblings, Laurie Rose and Dr. Lane Johnson and Susan Baer; his nephew, Philip A. Johnson and his niece, Beth Schipke. The family prefers donations in lieu of flowers to SOAR Support Our American Recruits; P.O. Box 364 Milo, ME 04463 or the PAWS, Penquis Animal Welfare Sanctuary, 39 Clinton St., Milo, ME 04463.

EAST WINDSOR, CONN. and MILO - Wendell A. Dunham, 79, died Oct. 22, 2005, at East Windsor, Conn. A private graveside service will be held at the family plot in Evergreen Cemetery in Milo.

Oct. 31-Cloudy awhile then sunny.-1-Sunny windy-57° at 2 pm.-2-Fog clearing sunny-3-Fog rain-50° at 12 noon.-4 & 5-Rain windy.-6-Cloudy-36° at 6 am.

Oct. 31-Chicken nuggets, mashed potato, squash, dinner roll, and milk and fruit everyday.
1-Italian sand., potato oval, and salad.
2-Macaroni/cheese, hot dog, winter mix, and dinner roll.
3-Taco, lettuce/tomato, rice, and birthday cake.
4-Chicken salad sandwich, potato wedge, and vitamin sticks.
7-Bacon cheeseburger and broccoli/cheese.
8-Turkey club sand., cuke slices, and fruited pudding.
9-Lasagna, salad, and garlic bread.
10-Baked ham, mashed potato, spinach, and dinner roll.
14-Chicken burger and glazed carrots.
15-B.L.T. sandwich, cheese stick, and corn chowder.
16-Juice, French toast sticks, and sausage patty.
18-Bread sticks, cheese/sauce, and corn cobbetts.
21-Pizza, buttered macaroni, and assorted veg.
22-Juice, hot dogs/bun, winter blend, and assorted desserts.

A daughter, Kaydence Elizabeth Warner, to Heather and Daniel Warner of Milo on October 20, 2005. Wt. 8 pounds 8 ounces.


Children: Priority One

The Three Rivers Kiwanis Club meets at The Restaurant each Wednesday morning at 6:30 to eat breakfast, enjoy fellowship, hear speakers on various interesting topics, and to share ideas. All are welcome to visit with us. If you would like to join our organization, please contact Dorothy Brown or any other Kiwanian for an application. We are involved in many worthwhile local projects and would be very pleased to have you participate in them.

President Chris Bees greeted twenty four members and one guest as well as one Key Club member.

Eben DeWitt led us in the flag salute. Paul Grindle requested prayers for those who serve our community and for our troops, asking that they get home safely and as soon as possible.

Don Harris read an inspirational story today.

Doug Warren introduced his guest, his wife, Isabelle Warren.

Murrel Harris was delighted in presenting a plaque, the President’s Special Award, to members Steve and Cheryl Hamlin, for their special service to our club in promoting and assisting with the golf tournament these past two years. Good work!

Correspondence today was the Orono/Old Town Newsletter that circulated for members to read and a letter from Kiwanis 2nd Div. Lt. Gov. about the upcoming fall conference in North Conway, N. H. Members wishing to attend please see your secretary or your president.

Edie Miles celebrates a birthday on Oct. 26th.

Happy and Sad Dollars were donated for Steve’s successful knee surgery, Todd Washburn’s continuing rehab in Boston, being able to buy gasoline at $ 2.29 a gallon in Farmington, a road trip to New York State to attend a niece’s wedding, attending the state convention in Augusta on Tuesday, Janet’s mom who has an 89th birthday, Matt from Mali who will be speaking at Key Club next week, Heidi getting here in the snow, baby Grady who is ever growing, receiving a nice e-mail on their anniversary and for an award of the Youth Project grant. A sad dollar was donated for Roy Bither who is now in Kennebunk for a medical procedure.

Chris Beres reported on a special meeting of Kiwanis Board on Oct 25th. The board members have voted to keep the Kiwanis newsletter on the TRC website. It was noted that TRC was prompt had the Bulletin Board removed.

Interclub: Chris Almy stated that an interclub will be on Oct. 27th in Guilford with at least four members attending.

Trish reported on Key Club. Key Club students are planning to assist at the LaGrange dance on Friday night at the school and also at the Fall Frolic at Milo elementary on Oct 28th. Plans for the future are a drive for Coats for kids, a successful coat drive in years past, also a possibility of toys for kids are in the planning stages at this time. Josh Clement was present for breakfast this day. Trish also announced that Josh will be a correspondent for a Key Club Newsletter. Congratulations, Josh!

Val reported on Kiwanis Kids Korner a library program. About thirty youngsters were present along with seven Key Club members that were assisting three Kiwanis members this past week. Val read a library book and the children enjoyed healthy snacks and then created Halloween decorations.

Several Kiwanis members met this past week to organize the Secret Santa Program for this coming holiday season. More to follow.

The Veteran’s Day Dinner remains as planned with all Kiwanis members asked to participate in providing a special day for our veterans.

Our speaker today was Dan Dickson from the Office of Probation. He gave an informative talk about the probation department in Maine. The State of Maine has different rules and regulations as compared to a Federal program. Alcohol and illicit drugs play a major role in prison population. Assessment to determine what services are needed is vital. It is preferable to have a visit with each person at least once a month with unannounced home visits included. Thank you, Dan, for this important information.

Our speaker next week is Randy Kluj, from The Milo American Legion.
Respectfully submitted by Dorothy Brown, secretary.

Penquis Close UP is sponsoring a Farm Animal Bingo Game. For every 5 dollars you donate you buy a 2'X2' square on the bingo card. On Saturday November 5, 2005, at twelve noon on the soccer field next to Penquis Valley High School, a farm animal will be released and allowed to graze on the bingo card marked on the field. If the grazing animal "fertilizes" your 2'X2' square you could win at least $100. $5 squares are being offered by Close UP students.
Contact Russell Carey 943-2473 for more details.

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