Three Rivers News, 2002-03-12
TUESDAY, MARCH 12, 2002
 VOLUME 1 NUMBER 18
SPONSORED AND PUBLISHED BY THREE RIVERS KIWANIS
& THREE RIVERS COMMUNITY ALLIANCE

REMEMBER, FOR ALL EMERGENCIES, DIAL 911!

PENQUIS BASKETBALL LEAGUE
LEGENDS AND FUTURE LEGENDS OF BASKETBALL FORM LEAGUE
BY VALERIE ROBERTSON
     An eight-team basketball league has been formed, and many of the names of the team members are familiar to area sports fans. After the first week, the men will play Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday evenings, at the PVHS gym. The competition looks to be tough and the games exciting. If you are looking for a sport to fill the void left between now and baseball/softball season, you should consider going to the gym to watch the action. The team rosters are listed below:
TEAM 1 (BLUE SHIRTS)

BRANDON MCKENZIE
JUSTIN ALLEN
DUSTIN PERKINS
STEVEN KISSELL
COLBY CHASE
CHUCK WOOTEN
SETH SEMONIAN
LUKE LANDRY
JUSTIN MORRILL
TEAM 2 (RED SHIRTS)

NICK YOUNG
JORDAN ALLEN
DEVIN PERKINS
ANDREW SMART
DREW HAMLIN
GERARD TURGEON
RYAN ANDREWS
JORDAN BAILEY
BEN FAULKINGHAM
TEAM 3 ( GRAY SHIRTS)

TONY HEAL
DEREK PERKINS
MIKE HARRIS
MATT RUBLEE
MIKE HUNTER
LANCE GERRISH
TOBY RICHARDS
BILLY MANN
TEAM 4 (WHITE SHIRTS)

DAVID CAREY
DAVE CHASE
WALLY RUSSELL
ERNIE MADDEN
REX WEBB
JAIME MILLS
RICKY RUBLEE
SCOTT LEE
TEAM 5 (BLACK SHIRTS)

TROY CHASE
TONY HAMLIN
PETER HAMLIN
JASON MILLS
JENSON BISSELL
BRENT BAILEY
MIKE MOHOLLAND
ANDERS HAMLIN
TERRY JOYCE
TEAM 6 (GREEN SHIRTS)

ABE CHASE
ADAM HARMON
SHANE FOWLES
SCOTT GRAVES
CHRIS RHODA
CHUCKY STEVENS
SCOTT LARSON
CHAD WASHBURN
ELI ZWICKER
TEAM 7 (YELLOW SHIRTS)

MATTHEW HEAL
BRANDON McCARTHY
MIKE WESTON
BEN KNAPP
TRAVIS ELLIS
BEN JAMO
CHRIS MADDEN
CHET GILLIS
TEAM 8 (PURPLE SHIRTS)

BRIAN HEAL JR.
BRIAN HEAL SR.
JASON HEAL
GUY HEAL
HAZEN (POOPIE) CONLOGUE
PAUL CONLOGUE
RYAN LARRABEE
RUSTY LYFORD

Sunday, March 10th was sign-up and information night.

The schedule for the next two weeks is:
TUES.,MAR. 12
6:30-8PM 2 VS 7
8-9:30PM 1 VS 8
WED., MARCH 13
6:30-8PM 3 VS 6
8-9:30PM 4 VS 5
SUN., MAR. 17
3:30-5PM 1 VS 4
5-6:30PM 2 VS 6
6:30-8PM 3 VS 5
8-9:30PM 4 VS 8
TUES., MAR. 19
6:30-8PM 2 VS 5
8-9:30PM 1 VS 6
THURS.,MAR. 21
6:30-8PM 3 VS 4
8-9:30PM 7 VS 8
SUN., MAR. 24
3:30-5PM 1 VS 5
5-6:30PM 2 VS 4
6:30-8PM 3 VS 8
8-9:30PM 6 VS 7

     Playoffs will start on May 2 and go through May 12.
     Championship game will be Sunday, May 12. Single elimination playoff, with position determined by league records.
     The Three Rivers News will print the standings as they become available. Good luck to all participants, and have fun!!!

PVHS KEY CLUB TO HOST BLOOD DRIVE
     On Tuesday, March 12, the PVHS Key Club will hold a blood drive at the Penquis Valley Cafetorium. Past donors will be contacted by phone to set up an appointment. If you have never given blood, you may call the school for details. There will be prizes given away throughout the day.
     The time for the drive is 3pm-7pm, and the Key Clubbers are hoping to cut waiting time by scheduling appointments for donors.

RAMPAGE COMING TO MILO
     The stars of Rampage Pro Wrestling are always ready to prove they are the best, no matter where the road takes them!

Saturday night, March 16, 2002
IDES OF MARCH 2002
Benefit for the senior class!
Belltime: 7:00 P.M.

     In Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar the Roman ruler was assassinated on the Ides of March – March 15, 44 B.C. A soothsayer tells Caesar, “Beware the Ides of March.” Be sure to check rampagepro.com for complete card information!
     Tickets for RPW’s March 16 show at Penquis Valley High School in Milo will officially go on sale beginning February 25. Tickets will be available at Bull Moose Music, Penquis Valley High School, and at the door the night of the show. Ticket prices are as follows:
$5 advance ticket
$7 at the door the night of the show
$4 Penquis Valley student price (student ID required
     The event will be full of surprises that should keep RPW fans and students of PVHS on the edges of their seats. The full card of matches will be available soon, right here on rampagepro.com. Students interested in tickets should see Sean Wasson or Chris Hamlin beginning February 25th at Penquis Valley High School.
     For more information, call (207) 945-0070 or email: tickets@rampagepro.com. Tickets are also available at the Bangor Athletic Club, 185 Harlow St. Bangor; at all Bull Moose Music locations in Maine and New Hampshire; or at the Dover House of Pizza.

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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
Tom Witham | Seth Barden | Virgil Valente

SEBEC IS ADDED TO TRCMAINE.ORG COMMUNITIES
BY VALERIE ROBERTSON
     By an overwhelming vote, visitors to the TRCMAINE.ORG website chose to recognize Sebec as one of the communities included in the Internet project.
     The poll was conducted for two weeks at the website, and the final vote was 50-6 in favor of including Sebec . The poll was established because of an e-mail received from Lyn and Albert Yanok, camp owners on Sebec river. The Yanoks spend all summer and much of the rest of the year at their camp, and are very interested in news from the Three Rivers Community. Their letter asked if Sebec could be included on the website, so Seth Barden and Tom Witham created a voting link, and the rest is history. This is a great example of how eager the boys are to make their site as open and informative as possible.
     Coincidentally, the Three Rivers News received the following poem to reprint. The original appeared in The Town Crier on March 4, 1993, and although the author is unknown, I think I recognize the style and I think credit should go to Bobby Ellison, but I will be happy to retract that statement if it is incorrect.

THE RIVER SEBEC

She’s a slow moving river
That flows to the south
From the lake up north
To the ocean’s mouth.

She starts in the village
By the name of Sebec
Past Salmon Stream, Phil Gray Cove
And the Rips thin neck.

She flows through the Rips
Past the Rollin’s Farm
Aye, if she could talk
She’d tell many a yarn.

She’s beautifully gentle
And often serene
But, if you drop your guard
She can turn mighty mean.

The shore at the Rips
Is a beach of sand.
Parties from the past
Have required a band.

From the foot of the Rips
Round the corner she swings;
Just to the right
Is the famous rope swing.

Past Tory Brook, the Big Cove,
And Gilligan’s Island
Such a smooth easy flow
She must be smiling.

Past Hobbstown, Hobbs Brook,
Through the Oxbow bends,
Past Birch Point to Milo,
To journey’s end.

AYUDA CLUB TO MEET
     The Ayuda Club will meet on Wednesday, March 13, at 12:00 noon for a potluck luncheon, at the Milo Town Hall dining room. Our honored guest will be District President Minnie McCormick. All members are urged to attend, as this will be an important meeting. Hostess is Eoline Masterman, and the luncheon committee is Natalie Harris, Shirley Rhoda and Dorothy Monroe.
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RULES OF LIFE
SUBMITTED BY GLORIA HACHEY, NEW BRUNSWICK, CANADA

1. Never give yourself a haircut after three margaritas.
2. You need only two tools: WD-40 and duct tape. If it doesn’t move and it should, use WD-40. If it moves and shouldn’t, use the tape.
3. The five most essential words for a healthy, vital relationship: “I apologize” and “You are right.”
4. Everyone seems normal until you get to know them.


Brownville Sports Trivia
BY BILL SAWTELL
Choose the best answer.
1. Who was Number 6 man on the 1966-67 Railroaders state championship team? (a) Mike Cail(b) Tim Buchanan(c) Denny Small (d) Raymond Heath
2. The Railroaders last loss was to (a) Greenville(b) Milo(c) Sumner (d) Searsport
3. Lefty Strout was (a) boxer (b) baseball player(c) wrestler (d)singer
4. Carroll Conley came from (a) Dexter (b) Millinocket (c) Washburn (d) New York
5. Who was the Railroader coach before Carroll Conley? (a) Mac Buchanan (b) Red Sawyer (c) Phil Adams (d) Larry Larson
6. Thunder Melanson was a well-known (a) basketball player (b) long distance runner (c) basketball official (d) baseball player
The last Milo-Brownville game ever played came in (a) 1960 (b) 1963(c) 1964(d) 1966
7. Whose free throws clinched it for the Railroaders in the state championship game? (a) Denny Larson's (b) Alan Kirby's (c) Scott Kirby's (d) Danny Sickler's
8. Denny Larson came from Williamsburg. What other great Railroader came from Williamsburg?
(a) Gary Larson (b) Larry Morrill (c) Bill Bellatty (d) Jack Brown
9. Who once scored 46 points against East Corinth?
(a) Jack Brown (b) Wayne Kirby (c) Peter Meulendyke(d) Sid Brown
10. The Railroaders played their last game in the old Penquis League in
(a) 1955, b) 1958 (c) 1960 (d) 1964

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


THE SNEEZE
SUBMITTED BY LINDA COBURN
     They walked in tandem, each of the ninety-three students filing into the already crowded auditorium. With rich maroon gowns flowing and the traditional caps, they looked almost as grown up as they felt. Dads swallowed hard behind broad smiles, and moms freely brushed away tears. This class would not pray during the commencements—not by choice but because of a court ruling prohibiting it. The principal and several students were careful to stay within the guidelines allowed by the ruling. They gave inspirational and challenging speeches, but no one mentioned divine guidance and no one asked

for blessings on the graduates or their families. The speeches were nice, but they were routine, until the final speech received a standing ovation. A solitary student walked proudly to the microphone. He stood still and silent for just a moment, and then he delivered his speech…an astounding sneeze. The rest of the students rose immediately to their feet, and in unison they said, ”GOD BLESS YOU.” The audience exploded into applause. The graduating class found a unique way to invoke God’s blessing on their future with or without the court’s approval.
WHERE THERE IS A WILL THERE IS A WAY!
God bless those students. God bless America


NEWS ABOUT TOWN
     The staff of the Three Rivers News would like to extend their sympathy to the families of Wayne Haley and Joe Morrill. The community will miss them.
     Carol Witham’s daytime exercise class will begin at the Milo Town Hall on Monday, March 18. The classes will be held Mon., Wed., and Fri. from 9-10am. Call Carol to register at 965-8146.
     There will be an evening class held at the Derby Community Hall on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5-6, and from 6-7. Call to sign up.


K. OF C. FREE THROW CONTEST
BY WALTER OAKES
     The Milo-Brownville Knights of Columbus held their annual Free Throw Contest for all boys and girls ages 10-14 in our school district at Penquis Valley High School in Milo. Youth Director Walter Oakes reported that there was a total of fifty-nine participants. On Tuesday, February 26, there were twenty-nine boys and on Wednesday, February 27, there were twenty-eight girls. Each youngster was given three warm-up shots and then they had fifteen shots. Any ties required five more shots until there was a winner.
     After a shootoff with Ian Carey, Brian Salley was the winner in the 14-year-old boy’s match. Others competing were Adam Ballash and Alex Zwicker. The winner for the 14-year-old girls was Liza Comeau with Kate Hamlin and Hillary London also in the contest.
     The winner for the 13-year-old boys was Nathan Allen. Other 13-year-old boys were Elden Chase, Dustin Herbest, and Justin Morrill. The winner for the 13-year-old girls was Kylie Palmer. Others girls competing were Mindy Dolley, Nikki Hobbs, Ashey Jenkins, Megan Knowles, and Allyasa Thompson.
     The winner for the 11-year-old boys was Ryan Bailey with Ryan Beard, Bradley Brown, Tyler Elsenheimer, Kristopher Fox, Logan Greenlaw, Luke Knapp, Joseph Leland, Nickolas Richard, and Andrew Shaffer also competing. The winner of the 11-year-old girls was Nycole Carey. The other girls in this match were Shelisha Clark, Bethany Curtis, Kimberly Herbest, Angel Hulsey, Annie Karnes, Erica Lyford, Alissa Maguire, Rachelle Perkins, and Kristin Robinson.
     In the 10-year-old boy’s category, Caleb Stanley came out on top with Mathew Carrillo, Leigh Dolley, Corey Herbest, Zachary Lyford, and Jesse McLaughlin also in the running. The winner for the 10-year-old girls was
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Kelly Ottman after a shootoff with Morgan Royal. Other 10-year girls were Henna Backus, Kayla Whittemore, and Kyla Whittemore.
     Assisting Mr. Oakes with signing up the students were Carol Jean Sawyer, Laurie Bell, Mary Lynn Kazyaka, Stephanie Gillis, and Lynn Weston, each representing a different school. Judges for the shooting were Tony Heal, Carol Jean Sawyer, and Alan Jay. The Knights of Columbus would like to thank all of these helpers and all the youngsters who participated.

STATE WIDE K.OF C. FREE THROW WINNERS
     A hearty CONGRATULATIONS goes to five young people from our area for being winners in their divisions at the K. of C. free-throw contest held Saturday, March 9 in Old Town! Liza Comeau – first place, Nycole Carey – second place, Kelsey Ottman – third place, Caleb Stanley – third place, and Ryan Bailey – fifth place.
A JOB WELL DONE!!!!!!!!

MAINELY SENIORS

MEALS FOR ME. MENU
WED., MARCH 13 HOMEMADE MACARONI AND CHEESE, BRUSSELL SPROUTS, DICED BEETS,PINEAPPLE CRISP
THURS., MARCH 14 ROAST PORK W/GRAVY, BAKED POTATO, FRESH BROCCOLI, CAKE W/ FROSTING
FRI., MARCH 15 ST. PATRICKS DAY!
CORNED BEEF, RED POTATOES, FRESH CARROTS, CABBAGE, TURNIP,YOGURT SQUARE,
MON., MARCH 18 CHICKEN BURGER DELUXE, POTATO WEDGES, BASIL TOMATOES, PEANUT BUTTER COOKIE
TUES., MARCH 19 ORANGE JUICE, SEAFOOD CHOWDER, CORNBREAD, 3-BEAN SALAD, PEACHES
WED., MARCH 20 ROAST TURKEY W/STUFFING AND GRAVY, CRANBERRY SAUCE, ROSEMARY POTATOES, CAULIFLOWER, PUMPKIN PIE

ANYONE 60 OR OVER IS INVITED TO ATTEND OUR MEALS. WE MEET AT THE MILO TOWN HALL DINING ROOM ON MONDAYS AND THURSDAYS AT 11:45 PM, AT THE LAGRANGE TOWN HALL APARTMENTS ON WEDNESDAYS AT 11:45 PM, AND AT THE QUARRY PINES COMMUNITY ROOM ON FRIDAYS AT 11:45 PM. PLEASE MAKE PLANS TO ATTEND!
FOR RESERVATIONS CALL 943-2488. A $2.50 DONATION IS SUGGESTED AND APPRECIATED.

Thought for the day: ‘Never be afraid to try something new. Remember that a lone amateur built the Ark. A large group of professionals built the Titanic.’ ---Dave Barry

MSAD #41 SCHOOL LUNCH MENU
MARCH 11 – March 15
Monday - Bacon cheeseburger, hash brown, sliced tomato, lettuce, mixed fruit, and milk.
Tuesday - Hot ham & cheese hoagie, garlic potato, carrot sticks, peanut butter cookie, and milk.
Wednesday - Chop suey, broccoli casserole, dinner roll, orange half, and milk.
Thursday - Chicken nuggets, mashed potato, creamed corn, bread slice, Jell-O/topping, and milk.
Friday - Bread sticks, cheesesauce, garden salad, applesauce, and milk.

Traditions of a Milo-ite
BY KATHY WITHAM
     Winter and springtime salads often pale in comparison to the fresh taste of “in season” greens and other salad vegetables. I like to perk up salads with the taste of homemade salad dressings. Some bottled dressings are absolutely wonderful, but the really good ones are a bit pricey.
     The following tasty dressings, made right at home, will add an extra spark to your out-of- season salads. Don’t forget that fresh spinach is a good substitute for lettuce in a salad. Canned mandarin oranges, slices of hard cooked eggs, raisins and nuts, bacon pieces, and purple onion slices all go really well on a spinach salad. Try any of these great dressing recipes for a change.

Fruit French Salad Dressing

1 cup salad oil
1/4 cup orange juice
3 Tablespoons lemon juice
1 Tablespoon vinegar
1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon paprika
A little onion grated in your jar

Shake in a pint-sized jar. Chill. Serve and store right in the jar.

Tomato Soup Salad Dressing

1 can tomato soup
1 cup vinegar
1 cup salad oil
1/2 cup sugar
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon garlic salt
2 cloves garlic dropped into a quart sized jar - shake, chill and serve and store right in the jar.

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Catalina Dressing

1/2 cup salad oil
1/3 cup cider vinegar
1/2 cup tomato ketchup
2 tablespoons confectioner’s sugar
1 teaspoon granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
Dash ground cloves
Combine ingredients in a pint sized jar. Cover and shake vigorously until sugars are dissolved. Chill. Shake again before serving. This makes about 1 1/2 cups.
     If you are looking for a beautiful side salad, you may be interested in this one that has been served by my Aunt Lucille Morrison’s family for many years. Lay a bed of lettuce on a salad plate. Top with a slice of pineapple. Make a cream cheese ball and place it right in the center of the pineapple slice. Make a Homemade Salad Dressing of the following:

3 eggs beaten well
1/2 cup vinegar
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 tablespoon melted butter
1 tablespoon dry mustard
Salt and pepper
     This is not a cooked dressing. Mix in a bowl until it thickens. Then store covered in the refrigerator. Cousin Gail says, “It lasts forever (although we don’t know why, because there are eggs in it). You have to stir it a little before you use it. It’s also great on a cold chicken or turkey sandwich in place of mayonnaise.”
     We always had this salad in our home, as well. The difference was in the dressing. We always just mixed up a little mayo thinned out with some sugar and a little vinegar and used it for a dressing. This special dressing, however, is absolutely luscious. You can dress this side salad up a little more by chopping a few walnuts to sprinkle on top of each salad after it’s been dressed, and then a dash of paprika on top of that!
     A new molded salad that has become a family favorite of ours is Pear Salad. I knew that I’d made a hit when my son-in-law went back for second and third helpings of this wonderful salad. And the best part of this salad is that it goes well with so many meals. You need a blender to make this one.
1 large can of pears (drain and reserve the juice)
1 small box lemon Jell-O
8 oz. cream cheese
1 cup Cool Whip
2 tablespoons mayonnaise
Boil 1 cup of the pear juice and the Jell-O for 1 minute. Add all the other ingredients to the blender, pour in the juice and Jell-O mixture and blend until smooth. Pour into a serving container, approximately 1 1/2 quart in capacity, and refrigerate until firm. I’ve always made this salad well in advance of when we were going to eat it....so I’m not sure what the minimum gelling time would be. Believe me when I tell you, your family will lap this salad up in no time, and you’ll have little left over. Happy Salad Making!
AREA SCHOOL NEWS
NEWS FROM THE MARION C. COOK SCHOOL IN LAGRANGE
Ms. Ivy's Stars
BY ERICA LYFORD AND BRADLEY CIMPHER
     This week's Terrific Kid is Joshua Watson. He was picked because of his super behavior. Donnie Lundin picked Tabitha Sneed as the Bus Student of the Week for grade K/1.
News in Mrs. Carter's Class
BY KELSEY OTTMANN AND RICHIE RUSSELL
     The second and third graders have started studying nutrition. They received books called Fruits and Vegetables and Kids Cooking. They are learning
a song called "5 a Day." The Terrific Kid is Kristen Robinson.
Miss K's Class
     Annie Karnes is the Terrific Kid. Annie is a new fifth grade student. She has made a wonderful transition into our classroom. Students are studying "What affects the size of a population?" Several discovery activities have helped students to draw conclusions and make predictions about the future. The class has enjoyed learning to cross country ski. Mrs. Russell supplied the skis and our initial instruction. Students earned extra ski time for excellent behavior and high quality work. Skiing has offered us an opportunity to work together and build relationships. We wish it would snow year round!! (Ed. note: We don’t!)

MILO ELEMENTARY TERRIFIC KIDS
FROM THE CLASSROOM OF:

Mrs. Barden- Justin Brown has worked very hard this week to become our Terrific Kid. He has made a big change in his attitude! His classmates are very proud of him. Yeah Justin!

Mrs. Chessa- Dakota Sumpter is my Terrific Kid this week. Dakota works very hard to do his best in all of his work. He is a good friend to others and we enjoy having him in our classroom. Dakota has a full background of experiences from his trips back and forth from Maryland to Maine that he shares with his classmates.

Mrs. Dell'olio- Earl Ulitsch is our Terrific Kid this week because he sets a good example of proper behavior in our classroom. He is always willing to help out and he is a hard worker.

Mrs. Dunham- Christina Bowden is our Terrific Kid.
Christina works very hard. She takes pride in all she does. Mrs. Gray also reports that Christina is a wonderful participant in her reading group. She is very helpful in the room, especially at the end of the day doing any job that is asked of her. We all love having Christina in our class.

Mrs. Hayes- Our terrific kid lines up quickly when the recess bell rings. She uses a calm, polite voice with her
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friends and teachers. She gets all of her schoolwork done neatly and on time. She cooperates with a smile. She sits quietly at story time. We are happy to have Morgan Rideout back in our classroom.

Mrs. Hudak- Our Terrific Kid this week is Brittany Banker. Brittany is such a sweetie!! She follows the Golden Rule each day and is a fine example
of how to treat others. Brittany has been working very hard on all her tasks. We are proud of you, Brittany. We love having you in our class.

Mrs. Tardiff/Hussey- Our Terrific kids are Shane Emery and Taylor Lyford. Shane has been working very hard this week to get right to work, finish tasks neatly and on time, and then to make good choices about what to do next! It's been wonderful to see him quietly reading at his desk. Great work Shane! Taylor is a hard worker. She's always friendly and polite to children and adults. She's the best helper any teacher could ask for.

Mrs. Walker/Carey- SURPRISE! Our THREE
Terrific Kids this week are really super and quite special..
They are girls. They are NOT in kindergarten or T-1, but they do go to this school. Two are blond and one is a brunette. They are just like big sisters to our students, helping them every morning of the week. They are good role models - kind, helpful, and polite. We love our 5th grade friends: Caitlin Ballard, Crystal Hathorne, and Grace Marchant.

Mrs. Whitney's Terrific Kid this Week is Allyson Porter. She is trying really hard in math. Dividing decimals has been very challenging, but she is not giving up! She will succeed!

FROM BROWNVILLE ELEMENTARY
READ ACROSS AMERICA
BY KATHY WITHAM
     The students and staff at Brownville Elementary held their annual READ ACROSS AMERICA celebration on March 1st. MSAD #41 school board members Stephanie Salley, Jean Larson, Stacey Slagle, Neil Hamlin, Jef Hamlin, and Brian Stetson were kind enough to give of their time to be guest readers. Also participating as guest readers were Kathy Witham and Supt. David Walker. Each student at Brownville Elementary had the pleasure of listening to each guest readers read a book that highlighted diversity within families and the multi- cultural diversity within our country. Following the sharing of books, everyone was served cake and punch, prepared and donated by Ginger Weston, Melissa Weston, and Kathy Witham. Tammy Andrews helped in the serving of refreshments. It was great fun for all, and the friends at Brownville Elementary extend a sincere "Thank You" to all those who participated and helped in any way.

THANK YOU JCT. AMERICAN LEGION LADIES
     The 5th Grade in Brownville has been "adopted" this year by the Brownville Jct. American Legion Auxiliary. These ladies have been so generous in supplying us throughout the year with many essential items like folders, notebooks, tissues, pens, markers and more. Recently the Auxiliary purchased black fine tip markers for the students to use with the Image writing books. The class really appreciates their support.

HISTORICALLY SPEAKING
BY NANCY GRANT
MARCH – 1974
     David A. Philbrook, son of Mr. and Mrs. Merle F. Philbrook, Milo, enlisted in the United States air Force on February 26, 1974, at the Federal Building in Bangor, Maine.
     After the enlistment ceremony, Airman philbrook departed for the School of military Sciences, Lackland Air Force Base near San Antonio, Texas, where he will enter six weeks of basic training to become a Telecommunications Control Specialist.
     Airman Philbrook graduated from Penquis Valley High School with the class of 1973.
MARCH – 1974
MILO’S ANNUAL TOWN MEETING RESULTS

     The annual meeting of the Town of Milo took place at the Milo Town Hall on Monday. In the balloting during the day, the following officers were elected; Selectman, Phil Gerow and C. Edwin Treworgy; MSAD #41 Directors Harold Murray and Stephen Hamlin; Treasurer, Pauline Sherburne; Town Clerk, Kathleen Long.
     A 1974 general services budget recommendation of $177,440 was accepted. The Milo Historical Society was voted $900.00 for providing a display area. The Community Counseling Center was voted $1,288. The Milo Snowmobile Club is to receive $1,500 for building and marking trails. The Town voted for $5,000 for its share of a new ambulance. $1,200 is to be expended for Human Services administered by Penquis C.A.P.
     The Town voted to accept as deeded to the Town the lots and buildings at the old high school, the Derby school and primary school. It was voted to lease the Derby School with some applicable restrictions.
     Judge F. Davis Clark was elected as moderator of the meeting, which this year brought no lengthy debates on any article.

Science Corner
BY VIRGIL VALENTE
Quiz Time
Match the scientist with the correct field of science.

1. Albert Einstein a. botany
2. Erwin Schrodinger b. astronomy
3. Marie Curie c. immunology
4. Asa Gray d. organic chemistry
5. Charles Darwin e. father of hydrogen bomb
6. Edwin Hubble f. environmentalist
7. Jonas Salk g. relativity
8. Edward Teller h. Theory of Evolution
9. Fredrich Kekule i. quantum mechanics
10. Rachel Carson j. radioactivity

Why do we have seasons?
     Many people think we have winter because the distance to the sun varies with the time of year. In fact it does, but we are actually closer to the sun in the winter. In winter the earth enters perihelion (91.4 million miles from the sun) and in summer aphelion occurs (94.4 million miles). Winter in the Southern Hemisphere happens when we are further from the sun

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so the temperatures in an Antarctic winter are colder than winter near the North Pole.
     The reason for the seasons of the year is that the earth is tilted with respect to the plane of the solar system by about 23.5 degrees. What this means is that the sun is at the top of the sky from 23.5 degrees north of the equator to 23.5 degrees south of the equator during different parts of the year. The farthest north is called the Tropic of Cancer and its opposite is called the Tropic of Capricorn. These are shown as lines on a globe or map. North or south of these lines the sun is never directly overhead, but always shines at an angle. On the first day of spring or the vernal equinox, and the first day of autumn (the autumnal equinox) the sun is directly overhead at the equator. The difference is that it is moving north in springtime and heading south in the fall. The winter solstice is when the sun is directly overhead 23.5 degrees south of the equator and the summer solstice is when it is directly overhead at 23.5 degrees north of the equator. The major reason it is colder during the winter months here is that the sunshine is spread over a larger area so the light and heat it gives cover a larger area of the ground and daylight is for a shorter period of time. It is much like shining a flashlight directly at the floor at a distance of three feet and then shining it at a 45-degree angle at a distance of three feet. The area of the oval of light on the floor is much larger than the area of the circle of light shining straight down. The farther north one travels the greater the difference between the longest and shortest days of the year. Near the poles there are days when the sun at times never rises and at times never sets. The greatest distance from the poles where these occur is shown on a map as Arctic and Antarctic circles.

Answers 1.g 2.i, 3.j 4.a, 5.h, 6.b., 7.c, 8.e, 9.d, 10.f
Score: Number right 5- Good, 7-Excellent, 8 or more-Go to the head of the class!!!

THE HERMIT OF FIVE ISLANDS
     To those of you who have an interest in the history of Schoodic Lake, I would like to tell a true story as it was told to me by my father, Oscar Hamlin.
     About 1915 the Thread Company was sawing white birch at the sawmill at Five Islands. There were, in addition to the sawmill, a hotel, a railroad station, a hovel for horses, and several camps. One of these camps was occupied by the caretaker of the buildings in the summer and fall when they were not being used.
     The company had been unable to find anyone locally to take the job, so advertised in the Boston papers for someone. The ad was answered by a middle-aged man by the name of George Herbert, who spoke very broken English. He was hired and apparently served the company well for several years. He was sort of a loner who didn’t have friends, nor did he want any. One time he brought to Milo and gave my grandfather, Edwin Hamlin, who was then the company superintendent, a 25-pound togue. He didn’t say how he caught it, but my grandfather always thought he netted it, as it had no marks of being hooked.
     As time went on, my grandfather got to know him somewhat and found out that George had been captain of a German merchant ship. He had brought his ship to this country, where his crew all quit. He also quit, left the ship, and answered the ad in the paper. He built a sailboat at Five Islands, which he would sail in the roughest weather, tipping it over several times. He would accept no help in righting it or bailing it out from anyone in the village. As time went by, the word got around that he had some money hidden in or around the camp, as he apparently never spent it or did anything that required money.
     One night two young men from Milo went to his camp, broke in the door and beat him to death. Dad said he must have put up an awful fight, as there wasn’t a whole piece of furniture left in the camp. One of the men was caught and served 27 years in the state prison. The other one was never caught, and it was thought that he somehow got across the border and into the Canadian army. George Herbert was 72 years old when he

was murdered. They never found any money. Mr. Herbert is buried in Milo Evergreen Cemetery in Section 34, lot 9.
     The cabin stood for many years near the trail from Schoodic to Sebeois. One morning when I was just a youngster, my dad and his uncle, Chester Hamlin, took a 20-foot canoe and leaving Lakeview before daylight paddled to Five Islands. We crossed the carry to Sebeois and spent the day fishing. We got back to the Sebeois landing about dark and took care of the boat we had used. Dad and Chet each got out his flashlight, but neither one worked. They shifted batteries and bulbs, but still couldn’t get either one to work.
     They proceeded to gather up birch bark to make some torches. It was a mile across the carry, and as the bark burned off one, it was rewound and lighted by the other. It was my job to walk behind the men and stamp out the fire as it dripped off the torches. We finally got to the railroad track and then came to the cabin where George Herbert was murdered. The torches were casting weird shadows in the woods, and when we walked by that camp, I was so close to Dad’s heels that I thought I might trip him. I was scared! I never forgot that trip. The men paddled the four miles to Lakeview and we didn’t get home until almost midnight. If you really want to know how dark dark can be, try paddling a canoe down the middle of Schoodic Lake about 10 o’clock at night. I’ll bet you will remember it, too!
     The sawdust pile is all but gone now, and so are most of the old-timers who remember the story of George Herbert, the Hermit of Five Islands.
                                                  The Old Whittler

AROUND AND ABOUT IN PISCATAQUIS COUNTY
BY SYLVIA BLACK
     Taking a few minutes to read Three Rivers News demonstrated to my mind many positive, self-esteem-building activities taking place in our area. Phil’s reminder about the upcoming Memorial Day Parade, Kathy’s sharing of February memories, Ed’s article about spring flowers and all the wonderful humor, school reports, club reports and miscelaneous information add up to a genuine flavor of life in the county.
     This week, a guest from New York City asked me what people do around here. I answered with my usual list, but later I decided to ask the women in the group what they do on a day off. Their answers were “just relax and hang out” or “go to the mall” or “rent a movie-that’s the best.” I commented that these answers would be common to this area also.
     With spring so much in the air these days, I reviewed the spring and summer list of events that I know about. Even before the Memorial Day Parades are the Chamber Expo in Guilford and the Kiwanis Variety Show in Milo, then graduation activities, then 4th of July and MHS alumni activities, the Kiwanis Auctions, the Sebec Canoe Race, an Art Guild show, Hiram Maxim Day, family reunions, Dover-Foxcroft Homecoming, Sebec Village Art Show, Brownville’s Old Home Week and BJHS alumni weekend. By the time these finish, people will be school shopping and little people will be looking forward to riding the school bus and to all the school activities.
     I think I had the ideal childhood. I remember long, lazy days at camp, lying in the sunshine reading or exploring the woods and swimming every few hours to cool off. That’s still a chosen pastime around these parts.
     Such beauty surrounds us. The many lakes and rivers appeal to all kinds of outdoor enthusiasts. The mountains are just a stone’s throw away. Even if you’re not up to climbing Katahdin, there are Gulf Hagas and Borestone and lots of other easier hikes.
     I consider any one of these activities celebrations of our environment and our heritage. So many times it’s the visitors who stay with us who emphasize the many unique qualities of our life style. I guess it’s just human nature to almost look past the familiar, so I’m very thankful to others who point out all the “good things” in my home county.

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KEY CLUB NEWS
BY TRISH HAYES
     
The Key Club is busily preparing for the blood drive to be held on Tuesday, March 12, 2002. The blood drive, to be held from 3:00 – 7:00 at the PVMS gym, is the second one sponsored by the Key Club this year. If you have not yet scheduled an appointment to donate, please contact me at 943-7317.
     Thank you to Dennis Dorsey, Roy Bither and Frank Cochran for visiting us on March 7th. At that meeting, the members signed up to cover the various stations at the blood drive and voted to purchase two “Gifts of Hope” from the American Cancer Society. Each year at this time the American Cancer Society holds its annual daffodil sale and this year the “Gift of Hope” has been added as an option. The “Gift of Hope” is a bouquet of daffodils in a vase that is delivered to an area cancer patient to brighten their day. Thanks to these caring members two people will be surprised with bright yellow daffodils - a sure sign of spring and brighter days!!
     The Key Club extends its sympathy to the family of Joe Morrill. His passing is a great loss to our community and we’ll all miss him.

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, 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 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.

MARCH 6 MEETING NOTES
BY JANET RICHARDS, SECRETARY
     The meeting started with twenty-four members present, including our newest member, Virgil Valente. WELCOME VIRGIL!
     Four members attended the Division 2 interclub in Greenville on the March 5th. The speaker was very moving, telling about the Make-a-wish Foundation.
     Some other things they discussed were having the Bike and Safety Day for all the clubs on the same day, the fall conference at the Samoset Inn, and our newspaper and Town Hall project.
     The Key Club elections, which were held February 28th, went well. Eight Kiwanians attended and they reported how impressed they were with the candidates’ speeches and the questions they answered. The Key Club has a blood drive scheduled for March 12th at the High School.
     Is the Key Club missing something?

     The Kiwanis Newspaper is doing excellent. All but a few of the 200 copies printed and distributed were picked up. The web site had 106 hits with some coming from far away places. Virgil Valente has quickly become a part of the newspaper “crew”, something they are thankful for. Val, because of unforeseen circumstances, had the pleasure of using the school’s copier and was totally amazed.
     The next phase at the Town Hall will be underway soon; painting the stage floor, and a small amount of painting still needs to be done to the walls. A quote will be coming on the sound system and the new curtains have been ordered.
     Thirteen happy and sad dollars were collected this week. Quite a few were for the Key Club.
     It is time to plan for the big Kiwanis Auction. A meeting will be held at the Milo Elementary School on Tuesday, March 12th, at 6:30 p.m. to start the planning.
     Our speaker for this meeting was Linda Hall from Sangerville. Linda, a former teacher, spoke to us about the Pine Tree Hospice Children's Bereavement Camp. The bereavement camp was just started last year. Pine Tree Hospice had counseling for adults, but nothing for children who have lost a loved one. Linda Hall designed this program, which operates on donations and grants. She records forty hours a week, but we all rather suspect that there are a lot more hours involved than what she logs. The camp itself is for children ages seven to thirteen years of age. The only requirement for the camp is that they have lost someone close to them. Referrals come mostly from schools, other hospices, and social workers. The camp has some outings, but also some very intense sessions that focus on death. They also hold a very moving memorial service at the close of camp. Linda spoke how the candle lighting ceremony cleanses many. She said things could be very intense, but so rewarding. Linda's talk was very moving. Death is something that is sometimes pushed aside for children and left unspoken.
     Children have a need to understand, too. Thank you Linda.

     Editors Note: In the Kiwanis meeting notes, Janet mentioned my amazement at the PVHS copier. I thought I was “with it” in the technology department, but the capabilities of that machine amazed me.
     Nancy, Virgil and I had one of our worst nightmares realized when the printer we normally use quit working half-way through printing last week’s edition. We used the library copier to finish our task. Not only did the copier print beautifully: it did two sides of the paper at once. But the clincher came when the copier ran out of paper. I was alone in the room with it and when the “out of paper” message started flashing, I panicked, and headed to the other room to get Virgil and Nancy. As I was going out, I heard the machine start printing. I returned to the copier and saw a message saying “found paper”! That is a little too smart for an inanimate object, in my book.
     Also, in the minutes you noticed Janet asked” Is the Key Club missing something?” If four members of another club attend a Kiwanis or Key Club meeting, they have the option to “steal” the host club’s bell. I think the “something” is the Key Club’s bell, and now they must send four of their members to a Kiwanis meeting to “steal” it back. Doesn’t it sound like we have fun?

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