Three Rivers News, 2002-06-11
TUESDAY, JUNE 11, 2002
 VOLUME 1 NUMBER 31
SPONSORED AND PUBLISHED BY THREE RIVERS KIWANIS
& THREE RIVERS COMMUNITY ALLIANCE

REMEMBER TO VOTE, TUESDAY, JUNE 11th!

KIWANIS AUCTION

     The Kiwanis Auction will be held June 27th and 28th. Bargains galore will be up for auction. The proceeds from our auction go toward all of the projects that Kiwanis contributes to over the year. (Like this newspaper) We are looking for items for the auction. If you have a donation, please call Eben Dewitt (943-2486) or Herb Dunham (943-2353) to have your items picked up.

THANKS TO SETH BARDEN FOR CREATING OUR NEW BANNER!!

MILO LIBRARY ANNOUNCES THEIR SUMMER READING PROGRAM
(GO ON A SAFA-READ)

     The Milo Free Public Library is inviting the young explorers of the area to join its summer reading program and GO ON A SAFA-READ this summer at the library.
     There will be lots of fun for children pre-school through grade 6, with books, prizes, paper and pencil games, toys, a story time and animal mascots.
     Sign up week is June 17-21 during library hours, which are Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 2-8pm. This is a good time for newcomers to ask questions and get information.
     The program begins the week of June 24 and will continue for 8 weeks, ending with a PARTY!
     We hope area children will join us for this expedition.

MILO REC. DEPARTMENT OFFERS MANY SUMMER ACTIVITIES
BY MURREL HARRIS
     School is letting out soon, and the Milo Recreation Department is offering many activities to fill up youngster’s free time. The following is a list of planned activities:

LITTLE LEAGUE (COED, 9-12 YEARS OLD)- The program started in May, in conjunction with Brownville Rec. and is comprised of 6 teams.
TRAVELING LITTLE LEAGUE -An All Star team will play into August at area tournaments.
BASEBALL (AGES 13-16)- To play area teams. Must have 14 members on a team. Call the Rec. Dept at 943-7326 for more information.
SOFTBALL (AGES 9-12)-Teams are forming now. Call Murrel if interested. To be held in conjunction with Brownville Rec Instuctor: Dickie Martin

T-BALL (COED, AGES 3-5)-Starts June 24th, Mondays and Wednesdays from 10-11 am. Instructor: Murrel Harris
FARM LEAGUE (COED, AGES 6-8)- Starts June 25th, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10-11am at Elm Street Field Instructor: Murrel Harris
TENNIS LESSONS(AGES 8-15)-Contact the Milo Rec. Dept. for more information
TENNIS LEAGUE (COED 16 AND UP)-Contact Mary Lou Lee at 965-9721. Tournaments are to be scheduled throughout the summer. Tuesdays at 5:30 pm and Sundays from 3-5pm
HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER (COED)-Will play teams from area towns. Call Rec. Dept. at 943-7326 for more information.
SOCCER CAMP(COED AGES K-5)-At the Middle School Field. Begins June 17 through June 28. Coach: Rex Webb
GIRL’S BASKETBALL( GRADES 9-12) - League to play area teams. Starts June 17, at PVHS. Coach: Brent Bailey
COED BOY’S AND GIRL’S BASKETBALL CAMP( grades 3-8) - Starts week of June 24 and runs through July 19, at PVHS Gym. Coach: Tony Hamlin
BOY’S BASKETBALL(GRADES 9-12)-Will play area teams, starts June 17 at PVHS. Coach: Tony Hamlin
HERSHEY TRACK AND FIELD PROGRAM -Call for details. 943-7326
LINE DANCING- Milo Town Hall, Tuesdays at 5:30 and Thursdays at 6:30. Instructor: Carrie Ade. For more information call 943-7326
MARTIAL ARTS-Sundays at 11:00am at the Milo Town Hall. Sensai: David Edgerly
BOY SCOUT TROOP #115-Meets Wednesdays at the Derby Community Hall. There will be a summer camp also. Scout Master: Chad Perkins. Call 943-7326 for information.
BAIR’S DRIVING SCHOOL-Classes begin June 22nd. Must have 15 students. Sign up with Milo Rec. Dept. at 943-7326
HORSESHOE LESSONS- If any youngsters want lessons, call 943-7326
     Volunteers are needed to assist in refereeing, umpiring, and in other areas. Call Murrel at 943-7326 if you’d like to help.
     We are very fortunate to have many facilities to use such as our outdoor basketball and tennis courts, both with lights, Elm Street and the Middle School Fields, the Boat Landing and the PVHS gym. Let’s show our appreciation and respect for our area by picking up all trash, and by refraining from roller blading or biking on the tennis courts.
HAVE A SAFE AND FUN-FILLED SUMMER!

JOKE OF THE WEEK
SUBMITTED BY KITTY ELLISON
     A husband, proving to his wife that women talk more than men, showed her a study which indicated that men use about 15,000 words a day, whereas women use 30,000 words a day.
     She thought about this, and then told her husband that women use twice as many words as men because they have to repeat everything they say.
     Looking stunned, he said, "What?"
Page 1

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

NEWS ABOUT TOWN…

BLOOD DRIVE
MONDAY, JUNE 24, 2002
2-7 PM
AT THE MILO TOWN HALL
SPONSORED BY CARING MILO CITIZENS

THE MILO TOWN OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED ON JULY 4TH AND 5TH IN OBSERVANCE OF THE HOLIDAY. HAVE A SAFE AND HAPPY FOURTH!!
ALSO, IN OBSERVANCE OF THE JULY 4TH HOLIDAY, THURSDAY’S CURBSIDE TRASH PICK-UP WILL BE ON WEDNESDAY, JULY 3RD.

ANNUAL CRUIZE-IN PLANNED
     The Penquis Cruizers are making plans for their 13th Annual Cruize-In, which will be held at the JSI Store Fixtures parking lot in Milo on June 30 from 10am to 2pm. As usual, the event will include a Rap Contest at noon and an Auction at 1pm. The auction includes used car "stuff" as well as new items donated by members and by local businesses. There will be a 50-50 raffle (you must be present to win) as well as a raffle for a Coca-Cola Diner Clock from the Danbury Mint.
     There will be trophies for things like the Best Appearing Club, Vehicle In Restoration, Longest Distance travelled the day of the show, People's Choice, and Hard Luck Story (connected with attendance at the Cruize-In). There will also be trophies given to the loudest vehicles in the Rap Contest.
     The Three Rivers Kiwanis Club will provide refreshments for the event. There will be a display of slot racing cars by the Maine HO Racing Association. Paul Hanson of Bangor will provide music.
     Members have recently designed a new logo for the club and, hopefully, hats and shirts sporting that new design will be seen at the Cruize-In. The new design was a compilation of good ideas from "artsy" members Danielle Willette, Rose Strout and Shawn Strout.
     Donation at the gate is $2 for adults. Children under 13 accompanied by an adult are free; the donation for children not accompanied by an adult will be $1. The Cruizers will be taking donations for Jerry's Kids throughout the day.
     Anyone wishing more information about the event may call Fred or Susan at 965-8070.

AROUND THE STATION
     The Milo Fire Department urges everyone to make sure they have their house numbers clearly displayed. Especially important is for people in outlying areas to mark their houses clearly. Many names are similar and confusion can arise as to what house needs help.

Milo Fire Dept. calls
DATE TIME OUT TIME IN REASON FOR CALL
5/12 09:05 09:34 RESCUE
5/12 10:43 11:30 E.M.S.
5/14 22:01 22:40 KITCHEN FIRE
5/19 01:20 02:25 BRUSH FIRE
5/21 13:42 15:11 BRUSH FIRE
5/23 12:34 13:14 DRYER FIRE
5/23 13:13 19:41 TRUCK ROLL OVER
5/23 16:02 16:50 E.M.S.
6/1 09:34 10:09 SMOKE IN HOUSE
6/1 10:12 10:30 DRYER FIRE

PENQUIS BOYS BASEBALL TEAM HAS COMEBACK SEASON
BY MURREL HARRIS
The PVHS baseball team finished the regular season with a 4-12 record. In the five previous seasons the team had only won one game, so the boys should be very proud of their season.
     Top pitchers were Justin Allen, Colby Chase and Steve Kissell. Top hitters were Mike Grindle who batted .486, Jordan Allen with a .431 average and Steve Kissell with .310.
     The Penquis team finished the season in 6th place, and on Tuesday, June 4th traveled to Madawaska for a playoff game against the number 2 ranked Owls. Penquis won that game, 9-7; their first playoff win in 15 years! The win was due in part to the fine pitching of Steve Kissell and the 2 RBI of Mike Grindle.
     In Eastern Maine Tournament action on Thursday, June 6, Penquis came up short with a 10-4 loss to a # 3 ranked Hodgen team. Justin Allen pitched well for the Pats, and Colby Chase had a two-run double, and Justin Allen singled.
     The team members were:

FRESHMAN: Brian Salley, Garrett Durant, Kevin Nason, Ben Webb, Jordan Allen

SOPHOMORES: Justin Allen

JUNIORS: Nick Mariello, Chuck Wooten , Steve Kissell , Craig Durant ,Colby Chase, Seth Simonian, Dustin Perkins, Andrew Walker, and Brett Gerrish

SENIORS: Capt. Terry Joyce, Mike Grindle, Anders Hamlin

     At the Penobscot Valley Coaches meeting held in Brewer on Sunday, June 2, Mike Grindle and Jordan Allen were named as PVC 2nd team All-stars. Steven Kissell received an honorable mention. Congratulations !
     I would like to thank the players, and fans for a fine season. A special thanks to Assistant Coach David Chase, Bus Driver Dan Nutter (who drove to Aroostook County on a couple of long, but interesting trips), and to Barb Allen and Glen and Lisa Perkins for making the long trip to Madawaska.


WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL PLAYOFFS
BY MURREL HARRIS
     Cole’s team was the winner in Milo Rec. women’s volleyball double elimination tournament action. The winning team’s members were: Capt. Marlene Cole, Jean Murphy, Jerry Rublee, Shelly Chambers, Kelly Briggs and Sharon Taylor.

Page 2

Runner’s-up were Capt. Laura Stanchfield, J. Strout, Sharon Larrabee, Joy Blanchard, Vikki Rattigan and Kylie Hanson.
     I would like to thank Marlene Cole and Sandra Grey for their help during the play-offs.
     Open Gym for volleyball will be on Monday’s at 6pm, through September.

BROWNVILLE NEWS
MUCH LOVED BUS DRIVER RETIRES
BY LYNN WESTON
     Brownville Elementary staff, students and invited guests surprised their longtime friend, custodian and bus driver Vernon Bain at a retirement party in his honor. Vern is retiring at the end of this school year and will be greatly missed by all the Brownville students and parents on his bus route. He was so familiar with the area kids and families that he often knew where to take kids even when they didn_t know themselves.
     Vern was treated to special songs and poems created with him in mind. He also received gifts and tributes by friends and staff members. Vern shared some comical stories and memories about his time driving a bus in SAD 41. We all wish Vern well in his well-deserved retirement.

LOCAL MAN WINS TICKETS TO CONCERT
BY VALERIE ROBERTSON
     Eli Zwicker, a lifelong resident of Brownville Jct., was jubilant Thursday night after winning two free tickets to a Bob Dylan concert. He was seen dancing at the Milo Farmers Union and was heard singing a soulful rendition of one of Dylan’s classics-“Hurricane”.
     Mr. Zwicker won the tickets by being the fifth caller to a local radio station. Because Eli spent his teen years in the early ‘70’s, he is very familiar with Mr. Dylan and his music.
     The concert is to be held in early August in Augusta. Take it from someone who has seen Bob Dylan in concert…Eli is in for it, I mean in for a treat.

St. John's Episcopal Church news
     There will be no Sunday morning worship service at St. John's Episcopal Church on June 23 as the parishioners will be joining the members of St. Augustine's Church of Dover-Foxcroft in a Mass on the Grass which will be held at the home of Jim Gustafson in Bowerbank at 10:30am. Rev. Linton Studdiford from the Diocese in Portland will be the speaker for the service.

Brownville Trivia
BY BILL SAWTELL
Choose the best answer.
1. Brownville Junction was once known as
(a) North Brownville, (b) North Milo, (c) Henderson, (d) Stickneyville
2. Clayton Arbo was a(n) (a) teacher, (b) singer, (c) juggler, (d) poet
3. The YMCA had a(n) (a) tennis court, (b) swimming pool, (c) sauna, (d)theater
4. The tallest BJHS Railroader was (a) Bill Davis,(b) Don Gilson, (c) Tom Lockhart, (d) Jack Brown
5. The town farm was in (a) North Brownville, (b) Brownville Village, (c) the tannery district, (d) the Smith district.
6. Near the town farm was the (a) school, (b) station, (c) pest house, (d) the Prairie Pavillion
7. The Canadian Pacific baseball team was the (a) Railroaders, (b) Engineers, (c) Conductors, (d) Beavers

8. Brownville's second woman selectman was (a) Nancy Cook, (b) Greta Connors, (c) Celestia Vale Tukey, (d) Alice Graves
9. (a) Milton Smith, (b) Ken Thompson, (c) Joe Applebee, (d) Louis Stubbs drove a small bus.
10. (a) Blanche Chase (b) Ruby Thibodeau, (c) Jack Heskett, (d) Neil Arbo won a trip to Seattle.

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

Traditions of a Milo-ite
By Kathy Witham
     AARRGGHH!!!!!!!! I just heard the news that the Frosty Bite isn’t going to open this summer. This is devastating news! The words floored me! No Frosty Bite? How can that be? This time-honored tradition of all Milo-ites is being broken. How sad does it have to get folks? The Creamy Freeze or Frosty Bite or Libby’s or whatever you call it has been around forever, and I can hardly bear the thought of it not opening this summer.
     Dottie Trask put her children through college running that place. The little drive-up restaurant has made hundreds of clam baskets, hamburgers and hotdogs, toasted tuna rolls, french fries and onion rings. Thousands of creamy freeze ice creams have been twisted out of its machines. Hundreds of pounds of peanuts have been ground for toppings on hot fudge sundaes…”do you want whipped cream on that? How about a cherry?” Is it not the saddest news in Milo’s culinary business history that you’ve heard since the closing of Val’s?
     What shall we do? So many questions to ask….but of who? You can’t blame the present owner. She’s tried for years to sell it. She doesn’t even live in Milo – and so her knowledge of how we old-timers would feel about its closing would be limited. She’s got to make a living at running the place: and it, like so many other of Milo’s beloved businesses, has absolutely gone the way of high taxes, lack of manpower and probably way more work than it’s worth to her.
     But the Frosty Bite, folks!!!! It was a destination for many strolling adults and a multitude of bike peddling youngsters for as long as I can remember. For years it was a little turquoise and white building with sliding windows. When you went to the window a pretty teenager would come and take your order. If you were going just for an ice cream they’d fix it while you stood there. If you were getting a meal, you went back to your car and they’d yell out the window when your order was done. There was nothing better than getting a hamburger basket and a coffee milkshake. If I remember correctly, over the years they tried a number of different methods of taking orders and serving them, from waiters on roller skates to little clip on trays that attached to the side of your car at the window. All of those ideas were great and leant themselves to the ambiance of the place.
     Sitting out front at a picnic table with a bunch of your friends and watching for your secret heartthrob to ride by was time honored. In the 60’s the loop was from the fire station to the Farmer’s Union parking lot…now the parking lot at Trask’s and AMB Video. The loop would extend in the summer, however, to include a trip past the Frosty Bite. We’d drive through the cemetery to get back to the other side of town. There were no big parking lots up on the outer Park Street end of town. Gee, I’d forgotten that! There was no Barco (Maine Savings) parking lot and no JSI parking lot . There’s always been a Farmer’s Union parking lot….but as I said, it was at the foot of the hill.
     The memories are too painful to even think about anymore. What will we do? What will we do? You can salve yourselves slightly, but only slightly, with the following recipe:

Light Batter
3/4 cup corn starch
1/4 cup flour

Page 3

1 tsp. Baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
1/2 cup water
1 egg, slightly beaten

     In a bowl stir together the first 5 ingredients. Add water and egg. Stir until smooth. Pour 1 quart of corn oil into a large skillet to a depth of 1/2 “ filling no more than 1/3 full. Heat the oil over medium heat to 375 degrees. Dip whatever, and fry until golden brown, turning over as one side gets done.
     I’d like to think that you’ll cut up a big Bermuda onion in large rings and dip and deep fry those, but I’ve seen pieces of fish and spears of broccoli done, as well.
     Here’s something else that will help take the curse off our beloved Frosty Bite closing.

Hot Fudge Sauce.
1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
4 squares (1 ounce each) semisweet chocolate
2 Tablespoons butter (no substitutes)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

     In a heavy saucepan, combine the milk, chocolate and butter. Cook and stir over medium-low heat until chocolate is melted. Remove from the heat; stir in vanilla. Yield: about 1 1/2 cups sauce.
     I don’t think I have to be more specific about what to do with this sauce when you get it made. Yummy yum yum!!
     And now…. we need to put our heads together and figure out what we are going to do about this void in our lives. Me thinks I’ll have a sundae!
     Editors note: I too am saddened by the closing of the Frosty Bite. My High School years were spent at the home of my best-friend-in-the-world, Valerie Thompson Robinson, who lived at 42 Park Street. Although the house is no longer there, (the vacant lot to the left of the Frosty Bite is where it sat) I will forever cherish the memories of Fred and Irene Thompson’s house.
     During our teens, in the early 1970’s, we would sit on the screened-in front porch and watch the cars drive by, anticipating a glance at the male occupants we thought were “cute”. The Frosty Bite’s parking lot was always full and we got to hang out with whoever was there, in our own little way.
     Many times, Valerie’s brother Darrell, Tony Hamlin, Kirby and Kevin Robertson, Ernie Livingston, or Clint Robinson (who were all” cute” boys!) were on that porch. I’m sure they also share my memories of Fred and Irene Thompson, and our home away from home. We all wanted to be the one to be able to sit on the two-person swing, or the rocking chair; those who were left to sit on the railing were constantly reminded by Irene, (Grandma as we all knew her) to not push against the screens. If Valerie or I happened to have some babysitting money, the delicious food served at the Frosy Bite was our first option. A cheeseburger and French fries was .69 cents, ice cream cones were .49 cents, and if we were really rich we would shell out $1.29 for some fried clams!! I remember Irene would usually say “ I haven’t had a clam for a long time, can I try one?”
     As far as I can tell, that house beside the Frosty Bite was a teenage girl’s heaven. I will forever cherish those memories. Thank you Kathy for taking me back.
     And for those of you with ice cream cravings, Pat’s Pizza on the corner of Clinton and Park Street has 28 flavors of soft-serve and a great selection of old-fashioned hard serve ice cream. Valerie Robertson

LOCAL MAN ANNOUNCES CANDIDACY
BY VALERIE ROBERTSON
     Murrel Harris, of Milo, has announced that he is running for the office of Representative, as a Republican, in District 139.

     Murrel is a well-known Milo resident, and holds the position of Milo Recreation Director. He is a very active member of the community; Murrel seems to be a part of everything.
     Murrel is a member of the Milo Fire Department, serving as the Secretary/Treasurer. He is also the coordinator of the annual Schoodic Lake Fishing Derby, sponsored by the Fire Dept.
     Another important position Murrel holds is a Meals for Me volunteer. Murrel is the official greeter, the coordinator and a server at the Milo Town Hall Meals for Me dining room. His efforts have helped to make that site one of the best sites in the state. He is also a member of the American Legion Post # 41 and of the Sebec River Association.
     Murrel is an active member of the Three Rivers Kiwanis, and has held the position of Board Member since the club’s inception. He coordinates the Secret Santa project and is a member of the Town Hall Restoration Committee. Murrel is also an ace reporter for the Three Rivers News.
     Murrel’s organizational skills are legendary, as is his reputation for getting a job done. He keeps all the events at the Town Hall running smoothly.
     Murrel was born in Milo, and graduated from Milo High School in 1964. After attending Husson College for 2 years, he enlisted in the U.S. Army, graduated from the U.S. Army’s Veterinary School, and was stationed in Okinawa from 1967-1969.
     Murrel resides in Milo at his home on Cove Street with his wife Laurel. He has six children, Lance, Ryan, Reid, Michael, Laurie Cates and Tina Vanedistine. He also has four grandchildren, Alyssia and Jacob Harris, and Nathan and Kristen Cates.
     Murrel is a great asset to our area, and will make a great representative for us.

NEED COMPUTER HELP?

Seth Barden, an invaluable part of this newspaper and co-creator of The TRCMaine website, is available to help you with ANY computer problem. He can make your computer do what you want it to do! He can work on any PC, so if you have a computer problem, call Seth at 943-2425 or check out his personal site at www.sethen.com.

MEALS FOR ME. MENU

WED., JUNE 12 SPAGHETTI CASSEROLE, PEAS AND MUSHROOMS, GINGERBREAD W/ TOPPING
THURS., JUNE 13 COLD PLATE: EGG SALAD SANDWICH, SLICED CUCUMBERS, POTATO SALAD,
APPLESAUCE CAKE
FRI., JUNE 14 BAKED HAM W/ FRUIT SAUCE, MASHED POTATO, TURNIP, SLICED PEACHES
MON., JUNE 17 HADDOCK STICKS, ROSEMARY POTATOES, WINTER VEGETABLES, FRESH ORANGE
TUES., JUNE 18 AMERICAN CHOP SUEY, BROCCOLI, SLICED VEGGIES, MOLASSES COOKIE
WED., JUNE 19

ALL SITES CLOSED. ALL MEALS FOR ME EMPLOYEES WILL BE AT THEIR ANNUAL STAFF MEETING.

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 AM AND AT THE QUARRY PINES COMMUNITY ROOM ON FRIDAYS AT 11:45 AM. PLEASE MAKE PLANS TO ATTEND! FOR RESERVATIONS CALL 943-2488. A $2.50 DONATION IS SUGGESTED AND APPRECIATED.

Page 4

Move & Improve
BY SUSAN CHAFFEE
     The twelve weeks of Move & Improve are behind us and I trust that those who participated fully have great new, or continuing, healthy habits that will be an important part of their lives. Don't stop now 68 participants (about 55%) returned their Logsheets through me and the drawing for the Moosehead Adventure Kayak Trip took place yesterday morning. The winners are: Carol Hudak, Stephen Rhoda and Karen Durant. Congratulations to each of you, I know you will have a great adventure.
     This morning I turned all logsheets into the Move & Improve office in Bangor. Thanks again to all of you for your commitment to "moving and improving." Hope we have some more winners to announce when the BIG drawing takes place next week!

MSAD #41 SCHOOL LUNCH MENU
JUNE 10 - 14
Monday- Super sandwich, rice pilaf, vegetable, icy juice, and milk every day.
Tuesday- Combo sandwich, 3-bean salad, fries, and pudding/topping.
Wednesday- Dagwood sandwich, lettuce/tomato, potato oval, and pineapple.
Thursday- Turkey deluxe, nachips, and watermelon.
Friday- B.L.T. sandwich, cheese stick, vegetable, and assorted desserts.
JUNE 17 - 19
Monday- Italian sandwich, vegetable, and popcorn desert.
Tuesday- Hot dog/bun, chips, vegetable, and fruit.
LAST DAY OF SCHOOL – NO BREAKFAST OR LUNCH SERVED

MOTO-CROSS RACE NEWS
BY MARILYN LYFORD
     On Sunday June 2, at the Skowhegan Motocross, it looked like the track would be the same muddy mess that it was a few weeks ago, but as the clouds cleared the track dried up fairly well........for much improved racing conditions.
     Congratulations to Mike Bishop for finishing 4th place in the open moto. Kyle Foss returned to Skowhegan to finish an impressive 6th place out of 16 riders in the 85 moto and another congratulations to Trevor Lyford for coming home with a 2nd place trophy in the ATV youth division. The boys all seemed to enjoy the races, especially the 'DADS'!

Cook School News
     The students and staff enjoyed the cool sunny weather when we hiked the Pleasant River Walk as part of our health and nutrition celebration. The cool breeze kept the bugs away. At the conclusion of the walk, a healthy picnic lunch packed by our cafeteria staff was consumed at the Brownville Jct. ball field.
     A very exciting softball game was played. Miss K., Mrs. Rhoda, Mrs. Lyford and Mrs. Stanley all proved they were in fine athletic form. (Maybe not quite as fast as they used to be). We did not keep score and everyone who wanted to had a chance to participate The students and staff who did not play, lined up along the sidelines to cheer for both teams.
     Bus driver, Kathy Foss, rewarded great behavior on the bus. Bus students of the week were: Tyler Tibbets, Kayla Medeiros, and Jimmy Gledhill

Ms. Ivy’s Stars
BY ERICA LYFORD AND BRAD CIMPHER
     Micheala Noke was honored as Terrific Kid. Michaela has worked very hard on her jobs. Ms. Ivy appreciates the extra effort that Micheala puts into her Journal. The K/1 friends have just finished a book on flowers. They have also been learning about frogs. One of the exciting activities was making
frog puppets!

Mrs. Carter’s Class
BY KELSEY OTTMANN AND RICHIE RUSSELL
     On Monday, Mrs. Carter’s class is taking a trip to Bar Harbor. The students will visit Thompson Park, where they will explore the seashore. They will then go to the oceanarium to learn more about the ocean and sea creatures. Lunch will find the 2nd and 3rd graders on Cadillac Mountain enjoying a picnic lunch and the amazing view! Heather Michaud was named Terrific Kid. “Heather always does what is expected, willingly takes work home, and follows all the classroom rules,” says Mrs. Carter.
Miss K’s Kids
     The Classified Ads in The Bangor Daily were studied. Each student had $5000 to spend on items that they need and/or wanted. Great bargains were found. It was very exciting to find who could spend the money without going over the budgeted amount. Eric Buchak was named the Terrific Kid. Eric is terrific every week. He often goes above and beyond the goals that the class sets. Eric has a wonderful attitude and works hard every day. He was especially proud this week when he brought his Aunt Sue for Show and Tell. Aunt Sue was visiting from Oklahoma. She answered lots of questions, did a few imitations and talked about tornadoes. Thank you Eric.

MILO’S TERRIFIC KIDS
From the classroom of:
Mrs.Barden- Our Terrific Kid is Tiffany Lyford. She is a great worker and works very hard in class. Tiffany writes beautiful stories. Great job, Tiff.
Mrs. Chessa- Our Terrific Kids this week are truly terrific. Each day they come in with smiles on their faces and a big good morning. They are always willing to do what is asked of them and consistently complete their daily work. Congratulations to Crystal Mills and Miranda Newbert.
Mrs.Dell'olio- Cassie Rideout is one of our terrific kids this week. She has a very quiet and respectful attitude in class, and a smile that can brighten everyone's day! We're pleased to have you in our class. Tiffany Tuscano is always very cooperative, and models great behavior and attitude in class. Her papers are usually very neat, and accurate. Great work, Tiffany!
Mrs. Dunham- I would like to congratulate my whole class for being a group of Terrific Kids. They have worked hard all year to become a community of learners. They have demonstrated respect to each other during group discussions, even when opinions differ. They are working on their fourth point chart for good behavior. Good luck to all these terrific kids in fourth grade next year!
Mrs. Gillis –
Her math facts she has learned so well,
she thinks her friends are really swell.
About her hobbies she loves to tell.
on Friday afternoons she loves that bell.
Samantha Hull !!
Mrs. Hayes- Our Terrific Kid is showing good progress. She is cooperating much better at recess and in the lunch room. She finishes her work and she is also listening better during story time. She has done a great job reading in the loft with Kendra this week. Keep up the good work, Breanna
Mrs. Hudak- This week’s Terrific Kid is our new student from Wilton. She is Kayla Grant. Kayla has been here only 4 days so far, but she has shown all of us what a Terrific Kid she really is!!! Way to go Kayla!!!!
Mrs. Tardiff and Mrs. Hussey- As the end of the year approaches, we've thought long and hard 'bout our class. We've come to a final decision, They're all Teriffic Kids at long last!!

Page 5

Mrs. Walker and Mrs.Carey- Pauline always has a smile and a hug for her friends and her teachers. She is cheerful, bubbly, and is a bundle of joy for us all. She is a jumper, a hopper, a great reader.... and a talker!!!! We love Pauline! Conner has a room full of friends and the early childhood friends all seem to want to play with Connor. He is a bookworm, a storyteller, a builder, and a Nintendo wizard!! We have loved being part of Connor's world this year.
Mrs. Whitney- These students have been very dedicated library helpers since September. No reminders were given. They have arrived and done their jobs 3 days a week for Mrs. Lavigne. Thank you for your dedication and responsibility to our school's library!
Editors Note: I didn’t receive the names of the Terrific Kids Mrs. Whitney was talking about, so I will print them next week!!

Science Corner
BY VIRGIL VALENTE
Quiz
Match group of animals with name

1. Kindle a. Leopards
2. Pair b. Kangaroos
3. Nest c. Pigs
4. Leash d. Bears
5. Litter e. Kittens
6. Murder f. Lions
7. Leap g. Vipers
8. Pride h. Lions
9. Mob i. Horses
10. Sleuth

j. Crows

The Sun
     We take the sun for granted, and why shouldn’t we. It rises every morning giving light to the world. It seems to be one constant we can depend on in an ever-changing world. This week’s article is to shed a little ‘light’ on the sun so maybe we can appreciate it a little more and not take it for granted.
     The sun makes up 99% of the matter in the solar system. It is 864,000 miles in diameter. It is composed of 80% hydrogen, a lesser amount of helium and traces of many other elements. It weighs about 300,000 times as much as the earth. Though it can get very warm in the sun, the earth receives only one billionth of the sun's energy. The rest flies off into space with only a small portion being picked up by the other planets.
     The sun is composed of gases, but near the center the gases are so compressed they form a fourth state of matter called plasma. In the center is the core where fusion takes place. The temperature here is 25,000,000 degrees Fahrenheit. Fusion is the process where four Hydrogen atoms are pushed together to form one Helium atom. In the process a small amount of matter is converted to energy which radiates out from the sun. In case you are wondering, there is enough Hydrogen in the sun to keep it going at its present rate for at least another 5 billion years.
     Around the core is the convection zone where material is constantly being exchanged between the core and the photosphere. The photosphere is the part of the sun we see. Outside the photosphere is the chromosphere that radiates the ultraviolet light used by bees and other insects for navigation. Beyond the chromosphere is the corona. This layer extends great distances out from the sun but isn’t seen because the sun blocks its glow. The only time the corona is seen is during a total eclipse.
     The sun rotates just like the earth. It rotates left of right in our vision. Since it isn’t solid it doesn’t all rotate at the same speed. Around the equator of the sun it takes 25 days and at the poles it takes 27 days.

     Probably the most famous of the structures found on the surface of the sun are the sunspots. These are storms on the sun appearing in pairs of opposite magnetic fields. They always occur within 40 degrees of the sun’s equator and last between one and two weeks. The abundance of sunspots rises and falls in an eleven-year cycle. We just passed what is known as a maximum and have started toward a minimum. Sunspots appear small through a telescope, but they are large and one in 1947 was measured at 5 billion square miles! Sunspots are cool- only 8000 degrees Fahrenheit when compared to the rest of the surface that is around 3,000,000 degrees. If you would like to know the number of sunspot currently on the sun check it out at www.sunspotcycle.com.
     At the solar maximum, an interesting thing occurs. The North and South magnetic pole change places. Can you imagine how confusing it would be if it happened on Earth. It is at the solar maximum that the Northern Lights or Aurora Borealis are the brightest. The sunspots send out solar flares containing ionized particles. These particles travel at 2,250,000 miles an hour. If they come in the Earth’s direction, they hit its magnetic field and cause the Aurora and radio and television disruption.
     NASA sent up a space probe called Genesis last summer. It is supposed to measure the solar wind that streaks out from the sun all the time. A special collector is designed to trap between 10 and 20 micrograms of material over a period of two years. That is only .00000004 ounces! After two years of collecting the space probe is returning to earth in 2004. It is programmed to arrive and land by parachute. Because they fear damage if it hits the ground hard, NASA has specially trained Army Helicopters that are supposed to snag it before it lands. This is supposed to prevent contamination. Maybe we will be allowed to see pictures of this material. I’m sure it won’t be as interesting to us at moon rocks, but I am sure it will help scientists better understand the solar system.
Answers: 1.e, 2.i, 3.g, 4.h, 5.c, 6.i, 7.a, 8.f, 9.b, 10.d
Score 5 Good, 6-7 Excellent, 8-10 Superb

HISTORICALLY SPEAKING
By Nancy Grant
MILO – March 4, 1941
     Major Edwin W. Peterson of Milo-Derby has been called to duty with the army and was given a farewell party by fellow railroad men in Milo-Derby last night.
     ENGAGED - Mr. and Mrs. Harry Artus of Milo announce the engagement of their daughter, Olga Mary, to Donald Edward Pinette of Bristol, Conn., son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Pinette of Derby. The wedding will be Sept. 22.
     To Washington, DC – Miss Thelma L. Bartlett, a graduate of Milo High school and Gilman Commercial school, left Saturday night for Washington, DC where she has employment in the Munitions building of the War Department.
January – 1937
     The honor roll at Milo High follows: 4 A’s—Robert Hamlin, Estelle Kelley, Ada Cowing, Harriet Kealiher, Lora Doble, Paul Daggett, Hope Buzzell, Joseph Bradeen, Eva Kelley, and Ernest Davis; 4 B’s or better—Ruth Collins, Barbara Stevens, Marguerite Hill, Ruth Hamlin, Ruth Lovejoy, Herbert Lovejoy, Arthur Philbrick, Arthur Davis, Mary Lutteral, Eleanor Pullen, Edwina Packard, Evelyn Wood, Doris Day, Windsor Alexander, Katherine Elliott, Joy Webster, Edna Lyford, Annie Roberts, Pauline Smith, Rose Hoskins, Mary Curran, Muriel Waterhouse, Jean Heald, Cora Russell, Helen London, Margaret Waterhouse, Angela Valente, Bradstreet Owen, Francena Doble, James Buck, Garfield Harris, Carl Davis, Benjamin Doble, and Evelyn Dunham.

JUNE 13, 1914

To Close Out the Line
ONE LOT OF
Cross
$3.50
Oxfords
FOR $2.50
These are Good Shoes and you
Will find them Exceptional Values
C. E. OWEN
MILO, MAINE

Page 6

HOW MUCH DO YOU KNOW ABOUT DOMESTIC VIOLENCE?
BY TRISH HAYES
     In 1992, the American Medical Association reported that as many as 1 in3 women will be assaulted by a domestic partner in her lifetime – 4 million in any given year. ("When Violence Hits Home," Time, July 4,1994)
     One out of every four men will use violence against a partner at sometime in their relationship. (Violent No More, Michael Paymar, 1993, Hunter House)
     Battered women seek medical attention for injuries sustained as a consequence of domestic violence significantly more often after separation than during cohabitation; about 75% of the visits to emergency rooms by battered women occur after separation (Stark and Flitcraft, 1988).
     About 75% of the calls to law enforcement for
intervention and assistance in domestic violence occur after separation from batterers. One study revealed that half of the homicides of female spouses and partners were committed by men after separation from batterers (Barbara Hart, Remarks to the Task Force on Child Abuse and Neglect, April 1992)
     If you would like to take a stand against domestic violence in our community please join us at our next meeting. The Milo-Brownville Neighbors Against Domestic Violence is a group of concerned citizens who work to promote a zero tolerance of domestic violence in our community. We are not a service provider. Our next meeting is June 18, 2002 at Pleasant Park Community Center at 5:30 PM. Refreshments are served.

KEY CLUB NEWS
     On Tuesday, June 4th Amanda Smith, Chris Gray, Sonja Salley, Shawn Burke and myself went to Dexter to help that club clean and prepare their historical museum for opening this weekend. Since we had four key club members present we were able to retrieve our bell, which had been stolen during our installation. We enjoyed working with the Dexter club and look forward to doing more joint projects.
     This week’s meeting honored our graduating Key Club members. The remaining stoles and certificates of appreciation were presented to members who couldn’t attend the installation. After completing the necessary business the club enjoyed a graduation cake. Lindsay Hamlin was the highest-ranking past-officer so she cut and served the cake. The club congratulates seniors Adam Foran, Anders Hamlin, Brooke Hamlin, Candice Eckholm, Chad Gerrish, Chris Gray, Courtney Brown, Eli Ladd, Kristen Farrar, Lacey Russell, Lindsay Hamlin, Elizabeth Laverty, Megan Russell, Michael Grindle, Paul Kusnierz, Peter Bissell, Ryan Stanchfield, and Terry Joyce. We’ll miss you!! Thanks to Kiwanians Mrs. Stephanie Salley, Mr. Dennis Dorsey and Mrs. Val Robertson for joining our celebration!
     Thanks to the generosity of the community I was able to raise $700 in pledges for the Make-A-Wish Walk for Wishes – Dash for Dreams. A great big thank you to everyone who supported me in this effort!!! The walk/race held on Saturday, June 8th had Key Clubbers Amanda Smith and Chris Gray assisting with the computerized timekeeping. While I participated in the walk, Don Hayes helped out at the site. (Thanks to Don for pitching in – one of our members had a family emergency and had to leave for MA Friday evening). We all pitched in during the event filling in as needed and helping to clean up at the end of the walk/race. The Key Clubbers presented a check for $420 to Mrs. Dottie Gabarro, the Piscataquis County representative of Make-A-Wish Foundation. The money was raised from the Lock-In held in May. We’re looking forward to our next opportunity to help the folks at Make-A-Wish.
     The club extends our sympathy to the family of Savannah Warren. Savannah was a Past-President of the Dexter Key Club. She died as the result of a car accident on June 3, 2002. She was on her way to graduation practice. Our thoughts are with her family and friends at this difficult time.

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.

MEETING NOTES JUNE 5
BY JANET RICHARDS, SECRETARY
     This week’s meeting began with twenty-three members present. Joining us was past Key Club treasurer and Senior Lindsay Hamlin and Key Club member Kate Hamlin.
     Three Key Club members Lacy, Amanda, and Chris, planted flowers at the high school in time for graduation. Four Key Clubbers are helping and walking, this weekend, in the Make-A-Wish walk in Bangor. The Key Club had an interclub to Dexter and we were very saddened to learn that one of Dexter's Key Club members had recently passed away. Savannah Warren was a senior and a past Key Club president. Our sincere condolences go out to the folks who knew and loved her.
     A duplexer is needed if we purchase the school’s printer for the Kiwanis newspaper. This item will be taken up at the next Kiwanis board meeting.
     The Town Hall stage has been supported and the underneath has been organized, thanks to a big effort by Jane and R.J. Jones. A clavinova has been ordered (electric piano) and more chairs too.
     Letters have gone out to the area businesses for donations for the Kiwanis Auction. Val Robertson has a good idea to have a book mobile at the auction.
     Happy & Sad dollars totaled fifteen this week. A couple of them were for Roy Bither going to Vinal Haven for the summer and a few for the girls softball and boys baseball teams victories.
     Joe Zamboni will be one of the upcoming speakers explaining the Evidence Response Team and Sheena Lundin will speak to us about Volunteer Services.
     Joe Zamboni spoke to us today about his exciting trip to Italy. Joe's dad, Joe Sr. was sent back to Italy in 1917 to live with relatives after his parents died of influenza. Joe has always wanted to go and see Italy and meet his long lost relatives who still reside there. He and his brother Jeff, in the summer of 1998, ventured to do just that. Through correspondence, they had some idea of where their relatives lived. They flew to Rome and from there they started exploring, camping, visiting, and photographing. Camping areas are very common and accommodating in Italy. Restaurants and hot showers for sure. They visited the Leaning Tower of Piazza, French Riviera, Venice, St. Marks Plaza, Florence, Michelangelo's Park, Pom Pei, Rome, Arch of Constantine, Vatican, and the list could go on. His relatives were very glad to see them. They took them in, fed them and best of all, Joe got to see were his father grew up. The home was located on the Swiss Border and looked out on the Swiss Alps. Breath-taking! Joe found, through pictures, that he looks similar to his great grandfather and that Zamboni is not a common name there. Joe showed some beautiful slides of all the places he visited. The artwork, the many beautiful churches, the old cities and the incredible scenery certainly was intriguing. I'm ready to go! Thank you Joe for sharing.

Page 7

Three Rivers Community

A new feature to the Three Rivers News this week is the TRC Page. Every week, it will feature the current week's community calendar, and some other feature of our site. This week it had the local church information.

Community Calendar

     The Three Rivers Community Alliance is a not-for-profit organization run by volunteers from its communities. Covered by TRC are the towns of Atkinson, Brownville, LaGrange, Lake View Plantation, Medford, Milo, and Sebec.
     This project was started in 1996 for the OurTown Project, by the Computer Learning Foundation. The purpose of the project is to promote your community on the Internet. If you would be interested in helping out with the website, please email us at info@trcmaine.org, or call Seth Barden at 943-2425.

Page 8

Print Issues: Copyright © 2001 - 2012 Three Rivers Kiwanis Club
Website: Copyright © 2002 - 2012 Three Rivers Community Alliance