Three Rivers News, 2002-01-15
TUESDAY, JANUARY 15, 2002
 VOLUME 1 NUMBER 10
SPONSORED AND PUBLISHED BY THREE RIVERS KIWANIS
& THREE RIVERS COMMUNITY ALLIANCE

Megan Russell Scores 1000th!!
BY BILL SAWTELL
Milo, January 9 – With 1:31 left in the first quarter, Penquis Patriot Megan Russell joined a select group of high school basketball players by scoring her 1000th point here before a very interested crowd, as her dad's Lady Patriots downed a stubborn Central team 62 to 48.
     With 6:05 remaining in the first quarter, Megan opened the Lady Patriot scoring with a long two. With 4:30 left she hit on a patented left hand shot in the paint. And the tension mounted until she threw in another long two to reach the milestone, attained by just three others in Penquis history. The game was interrupted, and Megan was joined at center court by the other three 1000 point stars: Jeremy Allen, Erin Weston, and Megan's sister Kerri. Megan received flowers and gifts and her parents and grandparents came out on the floor. AD Tony Hamlin did the emcee work and orchestrated the ceremony.
     A reception in Megan's honor was held in the cafetorium after the game, which got over later than usual due to an exciting jayvee game that went into two overtimes.
Russell didn't stop there. She went on to score 17 more to take scoring honors on the evening with 23. April Allen had 12.
Katie Ahean and Jenny Rollins scored 16 and 13 respectively for Central.
     With the preoccupation on the milestone, the score was relatively close, but Penquis pulled away in the second half to take the win.
Quarter Scores:
Central 10 24 35 48
Penquis 14 28 45 62
Officials: Marquis and Doe
Congratulations to Megan Russell, her family, friends, teammates, and cheerleaders.


SEMI-RETIREMENT.....AGAIN

     Ed Treworgy is stepping down from the position of managing editor of Three Rivers News to become consultant to the staff. Valerie and Kirby Robertson, Nancy Grant, Tom Witham, and Seth Barden will continue to write, edit, and publish the paper, along with regular news contributors Bill Sawtell, Kathy Witham, Murrel Harris, Janet Richards, Trish Hayes, Phil Gerow, and students and staff from Brownville, Milo, and LaGrange
Elementary Schools. Ed thanks the staff for their wonderful enthusiasm and for the privilege of working with them to help get the paper started. "It has been a most rewarding experience to be a part of the beginning of this Kiwanis-sponsored community paper, and especially to see such a capable staff in action. I expect that the dedication of the staff will keep the Three Rivers News in publication for a very long time," he stated.

Editor’s note: The whole thought of Edwin relinquishing some of his duties with the paper scares the heck out of me!! He has been the most wonderful and patient mentor an aspiring journalist could ask for.

Edwin, always remember…I know where you live!


MILO RESIDENTS PLANNING MEMORIAL DAY PARADE
BY PHIL GEROW

     Want to become part of a Memorial Day Parade? If you do, contact Phil Gerow at 943-2046, or members of the American Legion to let them know.
     At a meeting held Tuesday evening, citizens and Legion members began planning for the annual Memorial Day Parade to be held Monday, May 27. It was decided that any group, organization, or individual could be a part of the parade as long as the participation is appropriate.
     Realizing the events of September 11, 2001, the planners of the parade are hoping that area residents and organizations of the Milo and Brownville areas will show their support for all those who perished and for those who are participating in the activities in Afghanistan. In other words, it is hoped that it will be a very patriotic parade.
     So, show your colors of red, white, and blue and show your spirit by planning now to put a unit in the parade. Some of the suggestions discussed at the meeting involved schools, local organizations, and area choirs. And you veterans out there who stood on the sidewalks last year, even if your uniforms no longer fit, make plans to march with the other units in the parade. Let’s make this a parade to remember.
     If you have questions, please call Phil Gerow at 943-2046. In the next article about the parade, we’ll list the other members who are interested. Let’s begin the planning NOW!

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STATEMENT OF POLICY

     Three River News is published weekly by Three Rivers Kiwanis. It is available Tuesdays at the Milo Farmer’s Union, BJ’s Market, Graves Service Station, Robinson’s Fuel Mart, D & M, All-In-One Stop, Milo Exxon, and Milo True Value. The paper can also be viewed online at www.trcmaine.org. Donations can be mailed to Valerie Robertson, PO Box 81, Milo, Maine 04463
     Letters to the editor, social news, school news, items of interest, or coming social events may be submitted NO LATER THAN FRIDAY NOON to the following addresses:
     Valerie Robertson, PO Box 81, Milo, Maine 04463 or e-mailed to val04463@verizon.net or call 943-2324.
     Nancy Grant, 10 Belmont St. Milo, Maine 04463, or e-mailed to msnancy@midmaine.com or call 943-5809.
     Please drop suggestions and comments into the donation box or contact one of us. We welcome your ideas.
     All opinions are those of the editors unless otherwise stated. We will publish no negative or controversial comments. The paper is written, printed, and distributed by unpaid volunteers. Donations are used to cover expenses of printing, paper and materials.

Valerie Robertson
Nancy Grant
Sheri Conley
Tom Witham
Seth Barden

NEWS FROM BROWNVILLE
LOCAL PRIEST TO BE ORDAINED

     On Saturday, January 19, at 1pm the Episcopal congregations of St. Augustine's, Dover-Foxcroft, and St. John the Baptist, Brownville Junction, will celebrate the ordination of their priest, Nancy L. Moore, at St. Augustine's Episcopal Church on the Dexter Road in Dover-Foxcroft. The Right Reverend Chilton R. Knudsen, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Maine, will officiate. A reception will follow the service. All are welcome to join the area’s Episcopal congregations in this celebration.
     Rev. Moore's first service as an ordained priest will take place on Sunday, January 20, at St. John's Episcopal Church, Center Street, Brownville Junction, at 9:30am. This will be a joint service for the congregations of St. John's and St. Augustine's. All are welcome to attend. There will be a social time following the service.

Brownville Trivia
BY BILL SAWTELL

Choose the best answer.

1. The Gerry Company building is now the
(a) town office
(b) Episcopal Church
(c) American Legion building
(d) fire station

2. Ralph Perry's first store was on
(a) Van Horn Avenue
(b) Meulendyke Avenue
(c) Page Street
(d) Main Street

3. Carlene Perry was the
(a) town clerk
(b) Penquis League leading scorer in basketball
(c) state spelling champion
(d) Miss Maine runner-up

4. The present railroad station was built in
(a) 1948
(b) 1951
(c) 1954
(d) 1957

5. On Windy Hill was once a
(a) fire tower
(b) store
(c) jail
(d) ski jump

6. Dave Cota hailed from
(a) Bangor
(b) Orono
(c) Waterville
(d) Greenville

7. The Welsh and Swedes met at
(a) Millinocket
(b) Bangor
(c) Milo
(d) Old Town

8. Thunder Melanson was a popular
(a) referee
(b) judge
(c) folk singer
(d) teacher

9. Francis Brown was Moses Brown's
(a) uncle
(b) father
(c) son
(d) nephew

10. Tom Mix was a
(a) constable
(b) silent movie character
(c) baseball star
(d) Methodist minister


Answers 1. c, 2. a, 3. c, 4. c, 5. d, 6. b, 7. d, 8. a, 9. d, 10. b

“Use knowledge wisely, for it can build or destroy an empire.” ....unknown

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LOCAL CHURCH INFORMATION
This page has been ommitted as it was created from the Church Page on this website.
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AREA SCHOOL NEWS
MARION C. COOK SCHOOL
Ms Ivy's Stars
BY ERICA LYFORD AND BRAD CIMPHER
     This week's Terrific Kid is Trevor Lyford. Trevor's favorite color is blue. His favorite part of school is when he writes in his journal. Ms.Ivy picked Trevor because he always follows the rules, is a super listener, always returns his books, and is a kind friend.
     There were two Bus Students chosen in Ms. Ivy's room this week. Danielle Roberts is in kindergarten. Her favorite color is pink. She enjoys recess best! Taylor Severance is in first grade. Her favorite color is blue. Her
favorite part of school is journal writing time. Good job girls!
     Ms. Ivy had three Artists of the Week! They worked very hard creating beautiful polar bears with paint. The artists are Trevor Lyford, Elizabeth Mitchell, and Sabrina Fadillah. Congratulations to our future Picassos!
Mrs. Carter's Class
BY KELSEY OTTMANN
     Grades 2 and 3 made paper human bodies. Every time they learn about a different body part, they add that part to their paper bodies. The students are doing a class writing prompt for Mrs. Carter. The topic is to describe a real or imaginary place that you go to.
     The Super kid is Ethan Smith. Good job Ethan!
The Terrific Kid is Kayla Medeiros. Terrific job, Kayla!
Miss K's Kids
The Terrific Kid is Alyssa Medeiros. Alyssa worked hard to complete all of her assignments. She has a terrific attitude. The class is reading the U.S. Constitution. They have been especially interested in the Bill of Rights.

MILO ELEMENTARY TERRIFIC KIDS
Milo's Terrific Kids this week were:
Fawn Balkey, Dylan Flagg, Eddie Lufkin, Cody Howe, Bobby Dugans, Kyla Whittemore, Heather Pearl, Lauryn Bellatty, Erin Davis, Taylor Renner, David Newbert, Bruce Benoit, and Alana Grant. We are all very proud of you!!!

NEWS ABOUT TOWN
WEIGHT WATCHERS AT WORK PROGRAM
BY PHIL GEROW
     Did you gain weight over the holidays eating all the delicious meals and treats? If you did, you are not alone. Here is a way you can lose pounds sensibly, by eating what you want, and by keeping track of the points those foods total.
     A Weight Watchers of Maine At Work Program will begin as soon as there are sufficient numbers of enrollees.

     There will soon be a meeting at the Milo Town Hall for all individuals interested in the program. Notification will be given to all who contact Phil Gerow 943-2046.
     Currently, there is a program being held on Thursday at 3:00pm at the High School. If this time doesn’t fit your schedule and you would like to meet evenings, call Phil Gerow at 943-2046 .
     Come and join friends who will help you with your goals. It’s fun. Tune in to the Rosie O’Dnnell show and she will keep you posted on how Weight Watchers works.

KITTY’S KORNER
Milo Public Library News
BY KITTY ELLISON
A Gift to our library:
     Frequently the library receives copies of genealogies related to Milo people. One of the most notable gifts received this past year was a printed copy of the Hill Family Genealogy as prepared by Arletta Hill Sullivan, daughter of the late Ralph and Madeline Hill. Arletta was a 1965 graduate of Milo High School, and lives in Gorham, Maine.
     The documents contain many historical resources about Canada, Maine, and England, sketches about family members, plus photos. A tremendous amount of work went into the preparation of this family history.
     In skimming throughout the pages, here is a partial list of surnames: Bailey, Bell, Bergman, Beyer, Blucks, Bodley, Bradeen, Bryn, Buck, Buckingham, Bunker, Buzzell, Clapp, Clukey, Cole, Corliss, Craft, Dekker, Dell, DeWitt, Dubay, Grant, Harten, Hay, Hill, Hornbeck, Johnson, Kelly, King, Kingston, Mattson, Merrill, Merserveau, Moss, Osterhoudl, Perry, Rossa, Ryan, Sanford, Sealey, Shaw, Smart, Sprague, Stanhope, Strout, Theriault, Thomas, Thomason, Ward, Weymouth, Wilson, Wood.
Something about libraries:
     Freedom, prosperity and the development of society and of individuals are fundamental human values. They will only be obtained through the ability of well-informed citizens. The public library, the local gateway to knowledge provides a basic opportunity for lifelong learning.
Something about our Home Page:
     Additional links and resources on the Milo Free Public Library's home page at http://www.milo.lib.me.us include two new links in our table: ERIC Educational Resources - INFONET Research Databases. In addition to our regular drop down menu of search engines, we have three input forms: All the Web/All the Time - FAST Search, Google - SAFE Search, and Search EDU.
Our Library's Computer:
     Our Internet-connected computer is the property of the Milo Free Public Library, and is maintained by the library's technical coordinators. Our library provides internet access to the public in order to make available the vast array of information resources.
Acceptable use includes: Respecting the library's property. Consideration for the security and functioning of our computer and its system, limiting the amount of time an individual user can devote to a single session if someone

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else is waiting, and consideration for the library staff. The majority of the patrons using our Internet access computer are to be commended.
     Unacceptable use includes: Using our computer's connection to the Internet in a manner that precludes or significantly hampers its use by others.
     Accessing chat rooms or gaming is forbidden. The computer's resources shall not be used for viewing or downloading pornographic material. Tampering or attempting to tamper with the computer's hardware or software set-ups; destruction or damage to equipment software or data belonging to our library; reconfiguring our computer's system, software, or browsers; making purchases via Internet connection; unauthorized downloading and installing additions, plug-ins, or customized companion software;. deleting our designated link buttons are all prohibited, as well as any and all matters which the technical coordinators determine an unacceptable purpose. Violations may result in loss of computer access.

Milo Rec. Dept. News

EXERCISE CLASSES TO BE OFFERED
BY MURREL HARRIS
     It’s a New Year; is it time for a New YOU? Carol Witham of Brownville Jct. will be offering a beginner’s exercise program at the Milo Town Hall. The cost is $2.50 per session, and the times are as varied as the exercises. So make a resolution to start a program of health fitness. For details, call Murrel Harris at 943- 7326 or Carol Witham at 965-8146.
AMERICAN SELF-DEFENSE SYSTEMS

MILO TOWN HALL
SUNDAY 11:00 AM
AGES 5 AND UP
$5.00 PER CLASS
FAMILY RATES AVAILABLE
Practical Self-defense, Rank advancement classes, Women’s self-defense. Contact Murrell Harris at 943-7326 or Sensei David Edgerly at 949-5017.

BANDS TO PERFORM
FOUR40 AND BULLRUN TO APPEAR AT THE MILO TOWN HALL
FRIDAY, JAN. 25
AT 6PM-10PM
$4.00 ADMISSION
TO BENEFIT THE ELM STREET FIELD COMPLEX

DRIVER’S ED. CLASS NEEDS STUDENTS
BY MURREL HARRIS

     The Milo Recreation Department will offer a course in Driver’s Education as soon as fifteen students enroll. There are presently less than that signed up. If you are 15 years old and would like to learn to drive, call Murrel Harris at 943-7326

AROUND THE STATION
Fire calls answered by the Milo Fire Department for the week of January 1-7, 2002
DATE CALL TIME OUT TIME IN
Jan. 2 Assist sheriff 17:30 18:40
Jan. 5 Stand-by Dover fire 19:36 19:44
Jan. 7 Car roll-over 11:29 11:45

MEALS FOR ME.
BY VALERIE ROBERTSON
     We would love to have you come dine with us at any of our locations. The only guideline you need to meet is that you are sixty or older. Nothing could be easier: you come, you eat, you donate if you wish, and then you leave!! You get waited on and someone else does the dishes.-all for a suggested donation of only $2.50. Please, let’s see you there!!!
CALL 943-2248 FOR RESERVATIONS.

MEALS FOR ME. MENU
WED., JAN. 16 HAMBURGER DELUXE, POTATO SALAD,PICKLED BEETS,BROWNIE
THUR., JAN. 17 VEAL PARMESAN, RIGATONI,MIXED VEGGIES,SLICED PEACHES
FRI., JAN 18 PORK PATTY W/SWEET & SOUR SAUCE, RICE PILAF, PEAS, FROSTED CAKE
MON.,JAN 21 ALL SITES CLOSED FOR MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY
TUES., JAN 22 TOMATO JUICE, MAC AND CHEESE, GREEN BEANS, MOLASSES COOKIE
WED.,JAN 23 CUBE STEAK W/ GRAVY, BAKED POTATO, SQUASH, SUGAR COOKIE

ALL MEALS ARE SERVED WITH BREAD ANDYOUR CHOICE OF BEVERAGE.
A $2.50 DONATION IS SUGGESTED AND APPRECIATED.

CREATIVITY CLASS OFFERED

     Victoria Eastman will be instructing a creative writing class starting on January 23 from 6-8pm at PVHS. You will enjoy writing stories, poems, family stories, histories, and memoirs. The class continues for ten weeks, costs fifteen dollars and is free to anyone age 60 and over! Please call 943-5333 to register.

MSAD 41 School Lunch Menu for January 14 - 18
Monday - Chicken burger, cheesy potato, green beans, sliced peaches, and milk
Tuesday - Fish sticks, mashed potato, creamed corn, dinner roll, assorted desserts, and milk
Wednesday - Shepherds pie, garden salad, dinner roll, white cake/strawberries/topping, and milk
Thursday - Juice, pancakes, sausage, hash brown, applesauce, and milk
Friday - French bread, pizza, stir fry veggies, fruit cocktail, and milk

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Traditions of a Milo-ite
BY KATHY WITHAM

     If you get e-mail forwards from people, you've all read the ones that say "Do you remember?" Or, "Remember when?" And yes, I do remember when. I always can remember just about all of the little things that are so nostalgic. The other day I received one that listed about 30 "Remember whens" and I remembered all but 2 of them. At the very end of the list, you counted how many you knew and the measurement of affirmative answers was a deciding factor in how old you must be. I was stunned to find out that I was "older than dirt!"
     Nancy Grant had a few similar "Remember whens" in a column she did a couple weeks ago. It was real cute and she had put local lremembrances and memories from her childhood as well as the general remembrances that are generic for everyone who's" older than dirt."
     Probably the most comforting childhood memories I have are of Main Street, Milo. The Ben Franklin (alias The 5 and 10); Pullen's Clothing, with their big floor to ceiling display of shoes and the creaking floor; and Foshay's Furniture and Gifts, where 50's, 60's and early 70's brides registered for wedding gifts. Down the street, we went to the drug stores, with their soda fountains and Daggett's with its luncheon booths. The hardware store was full of anything and everything...much like it still is. There were a couple of grocery stores right on the Main Street, a restaurant, the post office, the bank, Polakewich Clothing Store (offering mostly women's clothing and sewing novelties). It was an amazing place. Upstairs at Polakewich’s was a huge closet affair with a huge oval rod and a mechanism that easily pulled the rod out so ladies could look at dresses hanging both towards the front and back of the rack. It could then be repositioned to save space in the aisle. Dot Polakewich had a little "creamy freeze" ice cream shop in one of the front windows of her store during the summer months. This was prior to the opening of the Frosty Bite on Park Street.
     When I was quite young, Milo had a movie theater. My husband likes to recall Saturday afternoons when he could come "out town" to see the Saturday afternoon cowboy matinee and buy a comic book at the drugstore, all for a quarter!! Up on Park Street, Howard Artus had another hardware store and he also had the Pine Tree grocery store. How many of you remember the huge front counter display of penny candy? With any luck, you could con your parents out of a nickel while you were home from school for lunch, and you could buy five pieces of candy to eat on the way back to school at noontime. I can remember feeling sorry for the kids who didn't live on the "other" side of that store. Did the Pleasant St., Elm St., or High St. kids ever get to come down to Artus’s to get penny candy?
     John and Madeline Mott ran a jewelry store at the corner of Main and Water Streets. They sold 45 RPM records in a big display, as well. I don't remember 33 RPM albums on display, but we used to buy them somewhere...so I suspect it must have been there, too. The most exciting purchase I ever made in Mott's was my class ring. It was a cold winter morning when the Principal wandered into our sophomore homeroom and said,"Class rings have arrived at Mott's." At noon we all rushed home to get our money - ate no lunch - ran to the jewelry store and picked up our rings. Mine was $25, and I was so proud of it.
     You may wonder how I could possibly work a recipe in to this column. Easily!!! These are all comforting memories to many of us. One of the most comforting things I make is American Chop Suey. I don't believe that two women (or men for that matter) make chop suey alike in this town. My husband and I make it just about the same way....I'm going to tell you how. After you've made this a few times, you would have a clue how to increase the ingredients for a larger crowd.

American Chop Suey

1 lb. ground chuck
1 medium sized onion, chopped
1 to 2 tablespoons of cooking oil (I generally use olive oil)
1/2 box of macaroni
1 can Campbell's Tomato Soup ( I usually buy tomato soup flavored with garlic or Italian seasonings)
1 can of stewed tomatoes
2 slices of American cheese
Worcestershire sauce
Garlic powder
Salt and pepper to taste

     Start cooking about 1/2 package of macaroni according to directions. Meanwhile, fry out the onion and ground chuck in the olive oil in a large frying pan or your electric frying pan (I usually start with the onions and when translucent, scoop them to the far corner of the pan and fry out the ground chuck). Usually, there isn't much fat after you fry ground chuck but if there is, I spoon it out. I add the can of tomato soup, the can of stewed tomatoes, add about 5 shakes of Worcestershire sauce, shake on some garlic powder and some salt and pepper. I break the pieces of American cheese, lay them on top of the sauce and let them melt. After they have melted, I stir them into the sauce. If you use plain tomato soup in this recipe, it may be a good idea to sprinkle in some Italian seasoning.
     By this time, the macaroni is done. I drain it and add it to the sauce mixture in the frying pan. Don't make this dish too far ahead of your serving time, because the macaroni continues to cook while being kept warm and can become mushy.
My family loves monkey bread with this meal, but I've also been known to make biscuits, or corn bread, or any flavor of muffins to serve with my chop suey. You know me and my cold condiments!!! You should put on a
dish of pickles with this meal, as well. Enjoy the compliments you are bound to get with this easy supper.

TO THINK ABOUT....
“Those who would gather roses must not fear the thorns.” ....Dutch proverb

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“Handle them carefully, for words have more power than atom bombs.”
....P. Hurd

VISITOR FROM TEXAS A WELCOME GUEST
BY JANET RICHARDS
     The Donald Richards residence has had a house guest for two weeks. Cybele Brooks has been visiting from El Paso TX. She is Troy’s girlfriend, whom he met while he was in the Army stationed at Ft. Bliss TX. She is very quiet, neat, and even though she is no bigger than a minute, she ate whatever was fixed for a meal. How can you beat that? She hasn’t had much experience with snow either, but was a gallant trooper. She had a few snowball fights, several snowmobile rides and even drove over Milo’s famous snowmobile bridge, all with a smile on her face. So the guest that flew all the way from El Paso, Texas, to little Milo, Maine, was certainly a welcome presence in our home.
     She will be back this summer and I will be looking forward to the visit, which will involve a lobster feast, for sure.


NEWSPAPER NEWS
BY VALERIE ROBERTSON
     As you read on the front page of this issue, Edwin is relinquishing some duties with the paper. I don’t want any confusion concerning the newspaper staff, so I am going to explain how the paper is created and what I see as the goals and purpose of the Three Rivers News.
     The Three Rivers News evolved from the Three Rivers Kiwanis newsletter. Edwin wrote and printed a weekly newsletter for the Kiwanians. He distributed copies to friends, to Kiwanis members and left copies at various businesses. Because Milo had no local paper, people were eagerly snatching up this local newsletter and commenting on how interesting and informative it was.
     The newsletter contained news of the weekly Kiwanis meetings, Recreation Department news, news from the schools, editorials, and profiles of Kiwanis members. His “staff” was Kiwanians who contributed notes of interest from their various jobs and duties. Bill Sawtell, Murrel Harris, Lois Trask, Janet Richards, and Chris Beres all helped him gather information. Edwin then wrote the articles, put them together in a logical format, printed, copied and distributed the paper.
     Last summer Nancy Grant and I joined the Kiwanis Club, and soon after our initiation, Edwin approached us with an idea. He was going to expand the newsletter and start publishing a community newspaper and wanted us to help. We each readily agreed, and the concept of the Three Rivers News was born.
     We decided on the first week of November as the date of our first issue to be published, decided on a format, and sent out letters to local businesses and organizations telling of our intent and asking for news.

We were lucky in that we had the original contributors to the newsletter eager to continue helping us.
     The letter asking for news that we sent out to various schools, organizations, and individuals was well received, and we started getting submissions immediately. We then realized how important a community newspaper was. The area needed an outlet for coming events, club and school news and social events.
     As the day for the first issue to be published approached, we enlisted the help of Sheri Conley to help with the typing, and we proceeded to make a newspaper. The first issue was created, printed and distributed, and was met with a great response. After a few changes to the format, the paper evolved to what you are now reading. We are pleased with and proud of what we have created.
     The duties of the individual staff members have changed somewhat, but basically the duties are as follow:
     News is submitted to Nancy or to me by noon on Friday, Nancy edits and types what she has received, and forwards the completed articles to me. I receive submissions from our various correspondents by e-mail, then place them in their appropriate spots in the newspaper using my computer’s word processor. On Saturday, I print a copy of what I have put together and give it to my husband, Kirby. (I am lucky to be married to a man who is a great proofreader.) Kirby adds the appropriate punctuation and checks the grammar of my first draft. I make the corrections and save the finished paper to a floppy disk, then take that to Edwin. He does the final edit, adds a column or note if warranted and prints out a master.
     On Monday, we gather in the teachers’ lounge at PVHS to print the 200 or so copies we need, collate, and staple the pages together to form a newspaper. On Tuesday, Edwin goes to the various distribution points, collects the leftover papers from the previous week, collects the donations, and leaves the new newspapers.
     The paper wouldn’t be the fine publication it is without the help of our news contributors. Tom Witham and Seth Barden have also helped immensely with their computer and website skills. We have “borrowed” many items from their TRCMAINE.ORG site, and they reformatted the church page they use to better fit our paper. Seth also puts the newspaper on the website. Tom’s role will continue to grow as a news gatherer, and I look forward to working with him.
     Kathy Witham, Bill Sawtell, Janet Richards, Trish Hayes, Phil Gerow, and the area schools are faithful contributors, and our readers eagerly anticipate their columns.
     Each and every item submitted to the paper is extremely important. I tell people who are hesitant to send an item because they feel it is too mundane…”If its interesting to you, it is interesting to others”.
     I want to thank Edwin for giving me the opportunity to work for this newspaper. I have had a lot of fun and a lot of satisfaction from my role and hope to continue to deserve his praise and faith in my capabilities. The paper will continue to be a quality local publication, and Edwin will be there helping as he is needed.
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KEY CLUB NEWS
BY TRISH HAYES

     I have decided to include an informational bit in each column to help people understand the role and workings of Key Club. Last week’s column outlined the responsibilities of the sponsoring Kiwanis Club to the Key Club. Today we will start at the beginning…
     The first Key Club was established in May 1925 in Sacramento, CA with 11 members. The Key Club is a service organization for high school students, organized and continually sponsored by a Kiwanis Club. The Key Club is self-governing and elects its own officers, plans its own service projects and sets its own dues structure, although the ultimate responsibility for the Key Club lies with the Kiwanis Board of Directors. A club advisor is appointed to work directly with the Key Club and a Kiwanis advisor is appointed to assist the advisor and maintain a close relationship with the Kiwanis Club. I believe the secret to a successful Key Club is the level of involvement and commitment of its sponsoring Kiwanis Club. Next week we’ll explore the Objects of Key Club.
     The Key Club board will meet on January 15, 2002, to determine upcoming service projects and set a date for the annual election of officers to be held in February. We’re looking forward to the elections and will be asking for Kiwanians to help us count votes on election night. On January 20, the officers and I will travel to Greenville for an officer’s training session, election of a Lt. Governor for next year, and to hear information about the annual convention to be held in Springfield, MA in April. We expect to take a group of our members to the convention as we have in the past. The convention is a great opportunity for our members to meet members from other clubs around New England and to see what they’re doing for projects and fun! There are training sessions for new officers and information sessions for all members offered throughout the three-day event. Last year the first training session for advisors was added and I’m looking forward to attending that meeting again this year.
     The Key Club would like to congratulate member Megan Russell, on making her 1000th point during the basketball game on January 9, 2002. Way to go Megan!!

THREE RIVERS KIWANIS NEWS
CHILDREN: PRIORITY ONE

REGULAR MEETING
     The Three Rivers Kiwanis Club meets at Angie’s Restaurant each Wednesday morning at 6:30 to eat breakfast, to enjoy fellowship, to 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 Janet Richards 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.

JANUARY 9 MEETING NOTES
BY JANET RICHARDS, SECRETARY
     The meeting included eighteen members, an Interclub from Orono/Old Town, and Key Club member Amanda Martin.
     A very nice thank-you note from Sherry Conley was read. Our many prayers and thoughts go out to her.
     Four members went to visit the Corinth Area Kiwanis Club Jan. 9 for an Interclub. Their Kiwanis Club is new and we wish them the best. On January 15, four members will travel to Greenville for a division-wide interclub. Eben DeWitt and President Todd Lyford will represent the Milo/Brownville Club. Todd will inform them about the projects we have been working on and our future events.
     The Key Club has been very busy serving refreshments at the basketball games. They will host their next meeting on January 10.
     The Kiwanis newspaper is becoming popular on the website. CHECK IT OUT! Don’t forget: we need news, news, and more news.
     RIF will be doing a book distribution on February 12, at the Milo Primary. A meeting to discuss the plans for the event will be held on Monday the 14th , at the school.
     January 18, 19, and 20 will be the dates to scrub and paint the walls at the Town Hall stage area. We will need a good crew and to entice workers we will have a potluck supper on Saturday night. A mailing has just gone out for the Milo Alumni Association that contains a paragraph about donating money to buy a chair. For only $17.50 you can purchase a chair and have your name placed on the back. Murrel Harris will be contacting Mike Turner, owner of Turner Sporting Goods, to inquire about the cost of additional stage curtains. We are very close, dollar wise, to the completion of the stage area renovations.
     We weren’t very happy or sad this week because only $9.00 was collected.
     On the 16th, we will have a mystery speaker; on the 23rd , Sue Eliason and Dawn Russell will speak to us about the Outing Club; and on the 30th, Marsha Nye Boody from Dexter will give a presentation on the Reading Recovery Program.
     Today was our monthly business meeting, and we went over what was discussed and voted on at the Board meeting held on January 3. The Key Club will be holding elections in February and will need our support. They are also gearing up for their convention to be held in Springfield in April. We need an advisor to help us organize a Builders' Club. We made a $100.00 donation to the Saddlebags, which supports the Kiwanis International Hospital for Head Trauma. We voted to fund the Reading Is Fundamental Program for next year. The date for the Annual Talent Show was set for April 26 and 27. The Kiwanis shirts have been distributed and we now have a logo on file for future purchases. Chris Beres is undertaking the huge process of creating a directory for our club! GOOD LUCK, CHRIS! We should be thinking of a Key Club Advisor for next year, as Trish will be our incoming Kiwanis President!
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