Three Rivers News, 2003-01-21
TUESDAY, JANUARY 21, 2003
 VOLUME 2 NUMBER 11
SPONSORED AND PUBLISHED BY THREE RIVERS KIWANIS
& THREE RIVERS COMMUNITY ALLIANCE

ALTA NOBLE CELEBRATES 94TH BIRTHDAY!!
BY LAUREL HARRIS
     On Dec. 28th, Alta Noble was the guest of honor at the home of Dean and Helen Henderson in Brownville, to celebrate her 94th birthday. Guests included Trelba Rollins, Nat Harris, Laurel Harris, Barbie Doble, Mary Lutterell, Gloria Lutterell, Joyce Hogan, Sophie McKinney, Dean and Helen Henderson, Alberta Mack, and of course, the guest of honor, Alta.
     Refreshments, including a beautiful birthday cake made by Susan Mulherin, were served after the birthday girl opened her many greeting cards.
WOW! 94 years young, and still going strong!
     Editors note: We have a picture of Alta with her beautiful cake and we will put it in next week’s edition.

REMINDER
IT IS TIME TO LICENSE YOUR DOG (S) FOR 2003. NEUTERED OR SPAYED: $4.00, $7.50 IF NOT NEUTERED OR SPAYED A LATE FEE OF $5.00 BEGINS FEB. 1ST, 2003
BRING YOUR CURRENT RABIES CERTIFICATE AND ANY NEUTERING/SPAYING CERTIFICATE.

PUBLIC HEARING TO BE HELD
     The Milo Board of Selectmen will hold a Public Hearing at the Milo Town Hall on Tuesday, January 28th at 6:30 PM, to receive public comments, both verbal or written, concerning an Application to serve Alcoholic Beverages on Premise submitted by Charles and Norma Artus, 20 Park Street, Milo.
     Additional licensing information is available from the Milo Town Office at 943-2202.


FATHER/DAUGHTER DANCE
Brownville Elementary PTO is having their annual Father/Daughter Dance on
February 8th from 6:30 to 8:00 at the Brownville Elementary Gym.

DO YOU HAVE A 4-YEAR-OLD?
Do you have a friend or relative who has a 4-year-old?
     We are trying to plan for the 2003-04 school year. We need some advance indication of how many kindergarten students we will be registering next year. Please take a moment to notify the school office at Milo Elementary (943-2122), Brownville Elementary (965-8184), or Marion C. Cook School (943-2196) with the student's name and address.


     For the 19th straight year students at Brownville Elementary are studying "Brownville History". Founder and author, Bill Sawtell is once again visiting the 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade classes providing information to the students.
     The contest theme this year is Memorable Citizens. The staff and students appreciate Mr. Sawtell's faithful support of the Brownville students.


The Brownville Jct. United Methodist Church thrift shop is open every Wednesday 10 A.M. to 1P.M.

"A FRRRRIENDLY TOWN"
     BRRRR...It has been so cold the last couple of weeks! I hope each and every one of you is staying as warm as possible. Here are ways to help someone else stay warm:
Go to Harmon’s Texaco and 'donate' any amount of money and tell them to see that it goes to a deserving family. If each of us were to just give a small monetary amount, it would add up faster than we would imagine.
Pay Exxon/C&J's or Angie’s a couple of extra dollars and tell them the next 2 coffees are on you.
Knit some mittens and donate them to the Elementary School.
     I am sure you can come up with an idea to warm someone’s heart and soul along with their temperature.
     Stay warm and “Be Kind”.
Aunt Bea Kind

METHODIST CHURCH MEETING
     The NOW people are asked to meet with Pastor Michele on January 27, 2003 at 7:00 PM at the church for discussion.

CLASS OF 1973 TO HOLD REUNION
     The PVHS class of 1973 is going to hold a 30th reunion on July 12, 2003. If you are a member of this class or you know the whereabouts of a member of this class, contact Val at 943-2324 or val04463@verizon.net. The details haven’t been finalized, so this is your chance for some input.

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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, Reuben’s Farmer’s Market, Angie’s, Milo Exxon, Rite Aid, 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:
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PO Box 81
Milo, Maine 04463
207.943.2324
Nancy Grant
10 Belmont St.
Milo, Maine 04463
207.943.5809
   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 | Virgil Valente
Tom Witham | Seth Barden | Kirby Robertson

HOW TO RECEIVE THE THREE RIVERS NEWS BY MAIL
    The news is available by subscription in 30-week increments. For each 30-week subscription we ask for a donation of $25.00 to cover the cost of printing and mailing. If you would like to sign up to get the news delivered, send your name, address and a check for $25.00 to one of the addresses above.
   We will mail your issue each Tuesday morning so you can have a nice fresh paper delivered every week! This makes an especially nice gift for an elderly person or for someone who lives away, but still likes to keep in touch with area happenings

MEALS FOR ME. MENU

TUES. JAN. 21 FISH STICKS, MASHED POTATO, SPINACH, FRUIT COCKTAIL
WED. JAN., 22 LIVER AND ONIONS, MASHED POTATO, SCALLOPED TOMATOES, FRUIT WHIP
THUR. JAN. 23 BAKED STUFFED CHICKEN, MASHED POTATO, SCANDINAVIAN VEGGIES, APPLE CRISP
FRI. JAN. 24 HEPHERDS PIE, PEAS, SPICED APPLESAUCE
MON., JAN. 27 CRUNCHY CHEESE FISH, RED POTATOES, BEETS, VANILLA PUDDING
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.


BINGO…BINGO…BINGO!!!
THE MILO AMERICAN LEGION POST 41
HAS BINGO EVERY FRIDAY NIGHT
A MEAL IS SERVED FROM 5:00PM UNTIL 6:30PM
BINGO STARTS AT 6:30 AND ENDS AT 9:30

Brownville Sports Trivia
BY BILL SAWTELL
Choose the best answer.
1. Albion Farnham was a (a) pitcher (b) catcher (c) first baseman (d) center fielder.
2. In the state championship game in 1967, Denny Larson scored (a) 15 (b) 19 (c) 22 (d) 27 points.
3. (a) Alan Kirby (b) Ray Heath (c) Mike Cail (d) Tim Buchanan was the Number 6 man on that team.
4. Mike Knox was signed by the (a) Red Sox (b) White Sox (c) Yankees (d) Braves.
5. Wayne Kirby once scored 46 points against (a) Milo (b) Corinth (c) Hartland (d) Hermon.
6. Betty Berg was a fine bowler and a fine (a) tennis player (b) swimmer (c) weightlifter (d) discus thrower.
7. Laura Smith was a (a) guard (b) forward (c) rover (d) manager for BJHS.
8. Julie and Stacy Farrar played (a) softball (b) cross country (c) basketball (d) tennis at Penquis.
9. Roller skating took place at the (a) Prairie Pavilion (b) YMCA (c) Grange Hall (d) Dillon's Hall.
10. Arthur Strout was known as (a) Lefty (b) Hop (c) Art (d) Tout
Answers: 1-a 2-d 3-d 4-d 5-b 6-c 7-b 8-c 9-a 10-a

MILO/ BROWNVILLE REC. NEWS
MARTIAL ARTS CLASSES ARE BEING HELD AT THE MILO TOWN HALL ON SUNDAYS AT 11:00 AM AND ON THURSDAYS FROM 4:45-6:30 PM, WITH BILL AND KAREN GOODMAN
POLARITY YOGA IS HELD AT THE TOWN HALL ON SUNDAYS AT 6:00 PM.
WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL WILL HOLD IT’S FINAL SIGN-UP BEFORE THE TEAMS ARE CHOSEN FOR THIS SESSION ON MON. JAN. 13.
LINE DANCING FOR SENIORS IS HELD AT THE TOWN HALL AT 5:30 PM ON TUESDAYS, AND LINE DANCING FOR BEGINNERS AND PARTNERS IS HELD ON THURSDAYS AT 6:30 PM.
THE NEXT SESSION OF DRIVER’S ED. WILL BEGIN SOON! CALL 943-7326 TO ENROLL

RECREATION BASKETBALL
     In games played at PVHS on Sat., Jan. 11, game 1 was a girl’s game. Graves’ bested Bailey’s by a score of 19 to 12. Kayla Webb and Grace Merchant had 5 points each for Bailey’s, while Kim Herbest had a game high 8 points for Graves’. Shirley Fowles added 4 points in the win.
     Game two was a boy’s match-up between Brewers' and Graves’. Brewer’s out scored Graves’ 19-16. Chris Foss led Brewer’s with a game high 10 points, Josh Brown had 3 points, Graves’ Kiel Larson had 5 points, and Kyle Foss had 4 points.

AREA SCHOOL NEWS
Cook School News
     On January 16th, MICHALEA NOKE (Ms. Ivy's class), MATTHEW MELANSON (Mrs. Carter's class) and KRISTEN MORSE (Miss K.'s class) were honored as Terrific Kids.
     Michalea is a Terrific Kid every day. She works very hard and has a wonderful smile. Matthew was new to our school in December. He has quickly become a wonderful addition to the second and third grade classroom. Kristen has been trying really hard to get her assignments turned in on time. She has been responsible for returning all of her homework. Mrs. Bradbury and Mr. Walker presented certificates to the students.

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     Kathy Foss recognized TREVOR LYFORD, DYLAN LECLAIR and HEATHER MICHAUD for their excellent behavior on the bus. We are proud of all our Terrific Kids.
     At the assembly, the 4th and 5th grade class presented an acrostic poem, "Martin Luther King Jr." by Sara Hopkins. Each student said their lines loudly while displaying a letter of Dr. King's name and a hand-made American flag. Students sang, "Where the Stars and Stripes and the Eagle Fly" to conclude the program.
Reading Is Fundamental Grant
     Our school has once again received approval to run a locally funded program. Students in grades 3-5 will choose three books during 2003. Our first distribution will take place in March. We thank the Lagrange PTO for helping to fund this program.
Heartbeaters
     An after school program designed to promote physical fitness and healthy lifestyles will begin this Thurs. Students in grades 3-5 are invited to stay for 90 minutes of fitness fun. During the winter months, we will be x-country skiing and snowshoeing. New equipment has been purchased with a Safe and Drug Free Schools grant and a very generous discount from L.L. Bean.
     In the spring we will walk, bike, hike and learn to use exercise and weight training equipment. Cooperation, listening skills, responsibility and safety will be stressed at each session.
     At our first session, students will evaluate their fitness levels and develop fitness goals. Parents will provide healthy snacks.
     We are all very excited to begin Heartbeaters. Think snow!!!!!

BROWNVILLE ELEMENTARY
     Brownville Elementary School held a rousing assembly on Friday morning, January 17, 2003. Many students were honored as Terrific Kids as our Kiwanian friend Mr. Bill Sawtell handed out awards and congratulations.
     They were: MICHAEL VACHON in Kindergarten, SHANIA TUCKER in First Grade, TIANA HERBEST in Second Grade, STEPHEN PATTON in Third Grade, AMANDA PETERSON in Fourth Grade and HAROLD EMERY in Fifth Grade. Congratulations to all of Brownville's Terrific Kids.
     Our artists of the week included MORGAN RUSSELL, SARAH WILLINSKI and DYLAN LOUGEE.
     Bus student of the week: SHELBY HALL
Haiku Poems from Brownville:
Devil Dog
BY ASHLEY BURCH
My dog looks gentle
But don't let her looks fool you
Cause she's a devil dog!
Junk Food
BY SLAVA CHERNETIEV
I like food.
There is junk food and good food.
Junk food is tasty.
The Flag
BY SACHIA KEARNS
American Flag
It has stars, red, white, and blue
It flies in the breeze.
FROM MILO ELEMENTARY
FROM THE CLASSROOM OF:
• Mrs. Barden- Our Terrific Kid is CONNOR WEBB. Connor has worked very hard to get this award. He is using his class rules and practicing being a good friend and student. We are excited to give Connor this award.
• Mrs. Mills- Our Terrific Kid has done a great job this week of following all the classroom and school rules. He has begun to learn his multiplication facts. He is always a polite and quiet listener during group time and when others are sharing. We are happy to have DERRICK VIOLETTE as a part of our class.
• Mrs. Dunham- Our Terrific Kid has made great progress these last few weeks. He has become a good role model for his classmates. He has learned to cope with those situations that used to bother him before. We are proud of the gains CHRIS GLIDDEN has made. Way to go, Chris!
• Mrs. Gillis- I know a 5th grader whose name is ASHLEY (RENNER)
She enjoys art and is very crafty,
Outing Club she likes,
Germs she dislikes,
When she sings, she creates harmony. Congratulations, Ashley Renner.
• Mrs. Hayes- We have a list of questions that were asked about our Terrific Kid. Is he a great reader? Yes, he is! Is he a great writer? Yes, he is! Is he a great friend? Yes, he is! Is he kind to others? Yes, he is! Are we glad to have him in our class? Yes, we are! Are we proud of ALAN YAMBUL? Yes, we are! Do we think he is Terrific? Yes, we do!
Congratulations, Alan Yambul. You are terrific!
• Mrs. Tardiff and Mrs. Hussey- MARGARET BUBAR-Margaret has been very cooperative and helpful .She is working hard in groups and following the "I Care " rules. She is taking time with her work and producing much neater work. We are proud of you! ASHELLY WATERHOUSE- Ashelly has worked hard to improve her social skills. She is following the "I Care "rules and improving her work skills also. We
are glad she is in our class.
• Mrs. Walker and Mrs. Carey- This week we have two Terrific little girls to honor. Our first TK is a child known to almost everyone in our whole school. She walks down the hall every day with smiles for everyone and hugs for many. She loves her classmates (and they love her) and she has a special big brother in first grade that she is very proud of. Her cheerful little face makes our hearts warm on these cold days. This friend is LAURA DOUCETTE. Our second TK is a great friend to many of the people in our school.
She shows kindness is many ways and is making progress every day in using her "I Care" language. We are happy that she is learning ways to solve problems peacefully and we know that she can be a great little peacemaker. This terrific friend is HOPE COLE.
• Mrs. Whitney- ZACH LYFORD as our Terrific Kid this week. He has tried really hard to make good choices and has treated his teachers and friends with respect all week.
Bus students of the week: LINDSAY BROWN and SHAWN EMERY.

6th Grade Junction
     The staff at The 6th Grade Junction would like to announce their students of the week. They have chosen SAMANTHA HULL, JAKOB LARSON and SHANE WOODARD

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for their hard work and friendly spirit here in our school. Congratulations!
     The teachers would like to remind parents that their child will have a book report due on February 12. The students have been reading a biography book of their choice. You can support them by providing a quiet time at the end of their day for reading. Please remind your child to bring their book with them to school since they have a quiet reading time after lunch most days.
     The 6th Grade Junction has begun a Student Council. The new members will have the opportunity to work with their classmates to help make decisions and discuss new ideas for their class. New members will be elected each month in order to give more students this opportunity. Student Council members for this month are: Erica Lyford, Leader, Paige McGuinness, Secretary, Leigh Dolley, Ryan Bailey, Brad Brown, and Kayla Webb.
     Our 6th Grade students will learn how to enjoy the Maine outdoors in a safe manner when we take them to Schoodic Lake for our Schoodic Lake experience day on February 28. During this day the students will participate in many activities that will teach them winter survival and safety skills. The planned activities will also include Math, Social Studies and Science skills as they learn about their surroundings, the type of fish in our lake, measuring and ice depth skills. We are fortunate to have many men in our area to offer their talents during this day to help make it a success.

IN MEMORIAM
EDWARD A. EAMES
GLENBURN AND MILO Edward A. Eames, 47, died Jan. 12, 2003, at a Bangor hospital after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born Dec. 22, 1955, in Massachusetts, the son of Earl and Mildred (Arnold) Eames.
     Eddie was employed for 25 years as a section foreman and patrolman at the Bangor and Aroostook Railroad. Eddie was a member and past Master of the Piscataquis Lodge No. 44, AF & AM of Milo, the Scottish Rite Bodies, Valley of Bangor, Maine Consistory 32nd Degree, and the Anah Shriners. He loved "Tim's Garage", hunting camp, snowmobiling, Nascar, and football, especially the Patriots, golfing and his beer.
     He is survived and will be greatly missed by his wife of 19 years, Gayle (Farrar) Eames; his parents of Milo; his sister, Karen Eames Morgan of Windham; several aunts and uncles, a niece and nephew, his loving dog, Fritz; and his many "brothers" at the B & A as well as the Piscataquis Lodge. A memorial service was held Thursday, Jan. 16, 2003, at the Lary Funeral Home. The huge crowd was a testimony to the love and joy that Eddie gave to everyone he came in contact with. Our hearts go out to his family.
     Gifts in his memory may be sent to the Piscataquis Lodge No. 44, AF & AM, care of Greg Russell, RFD 2, Box 259, Milo, ME 04463 or the Bangor Humane Society 693 Mount Hope Avenue Bangor, ME 04401. His laughter and smile will be greatly missed.

ARNOLD 'ARNIE' DEWITT WAY JR.
SEBEC - Arnold "Arnie" DeWitt Way Jr., 60, died Jan. 7, 2003, at a Dover-Foxcroft hospital. He was born Jan. 5, 1943, in Bronxville, N.Y., son of Arnold and Suzanne (Hinton) Way Sr. He graduated from Bradley University in New York and later worked for Pleasant River Company in Dover-Foxcroft for many years. He enjoyed his solitude and designed and built his home in the backcountry of Barnard. A

very intelligent individual he made his home self-sufficient with it's own water and energy supply. Memorial services were held Sunday, at the Crosby & Neal Funeral Home, 21 Oak St., Guilford.

REGINA A. GRIFFETH
MILO - Regina A. Griffeth, 71, wife of the late Richard Griffeth, died Jan. 15, 2003, at a Bangor hospital. She was born Oct. 20, 1931, in Philadelphia, Pa., the daughter of John F. and Anna L. (Donovan) Bone. She had been employed as a bookkeeper at a steel foundry for many years. She is survived by a daughter, Laura Banker of Milo; a sister, Loretta A. Leski of Philadelphia, Pa.; two grandchildren, Angela Cote and Jack Bragg Jr.; an "adopted" daughter, Wendy Folsom of Houlton; and "adopted" granddaughter, Christen Demers; many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a son, Stephen J. Sleeper. Services were held at the Lary Funeral Home, Milo, with the Rev. Kenneth Dale officiating. Spring interment will be in Millinocket Cemetery.

TERRANCE R. MOULTON
BRADFORD - Terrance R. Moulton, 47, husband of Katherine (Violette) Moulton, died Jan. 15, 2003, at a Bangor hospital. He was born Oct. 7, 1955, in Stamford, Conn., the son of Clarence and Olive (Brasslett) Moulton. A graduate of Old Town High School, Terrance had served with the U.S. Army from 1975-1978. He had been employed as a truck driver for many years, and was a member of the DAV. He is survived by his wife, Katherine of Bradford; his father, Clarence Moulton of Alton; a daughter, Candy Flower and her husband, David of Walpole; two grandchildren, Austin and Wyatt Flower; his brothers and sisters, Gene Moulton of Sebec, Ladonna Hall of Hudson, Michael Moulton of Bradford, Diane Moulton of Bangor, Nicholas Moulton of Orneville, James Moulton, Lori Turner of LaGrange, and Daryl Moulton of LaGrange; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, Clarence Moulton Jr. Services were held at the Lary Funeral Home, Milo. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Jan. 18, 2003, at St. Paul's Catholic Church, Milo, with Fr. James Robichaud, celebrant. Spring interment will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Milo.
In Memory
Corrine E. Barden
Feb. 18, 1924 - Jan 16, 2002

MILO FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY NEWS
BY JUDITH MACDOUGALL
     Over the last month the Milo Free Public Library has been the fortunate recipient of several memorial gifts. In December I received a letter from Theresa Amero Neptune stating that she had listed the library as a beneficiary of a memorial for her mother, Gertrude Amero. What a pleasant surprise! So far we have received gifts from Jacob and Harriet Brinen, and Friends of the Community Church, both from Connecticut. We also received a gift from Cory Lupinacci of Germany. In January we were informed by Nancy Cotter of Massachusetts of the death of her father, H. Eugene Cotter .Her grandmother, Florence Cotter, was the first librarian of the Milo Free Public Library and H. Eugene Cotter’s mother. In September Nancy and her husband, Lin Pickle, visited our library and video taped scenes to show her father. Nancy also informed us in her letter that she had made the library one of the beneficiaries of a memorial for her father. So far we have received two gifts in his name, one from Dr. and Mrs. Sanford Levy and one from Mr. and Mrs. Charles Ryan, both of Massachusetts. We are certainly very pleased to receive these unexpected gifts, and I shall inform both Theresa and Nancy of the

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titles I have chosen. I will also be putting special bookplates in the books to inform the library readers.
     We have received another federal income tax form—1040X-Amended U.S. Individual Tax Return. We only have FEDERAL forms at this time in the library, but if you want State of Maine forms, we are able to get them online. We charge $.10 a page for printing.
     We were given a set of the Thomas Register Of American Manufacturers-1991. There are 21 volumes. If anyone would like this set, it is FREE.

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

A Historical Review - Part 4
Maine Guiding Ain't What it Used to Be
Piscataquis Observer, Edna Bradeen, 08/08/79
(Submitted by C.K.Ellison, 2003)
     Mud Pond had a small dam on the outlet and a board gate that you took out, let the water run for about a half hour and then you could run your canoe through, replace the gate and run down the little brook to Chamberlain Lake. Many years of use had made quite a clean channel due to a lot of rock picking and digging. The principle thing on the mind of a guide with a heavy load in a canoe when he reached Chamberlain was wind.
     If the water was flat you lost no time in crossing the three miles to Lock Dam. It was easy to get stuck on a poor campsite for three days by a blow. A party could spend several days around the lakes on several campsites with good fishing. After the Allagash party crossed Chamberlain Lake to the Lock Dam where there is a permanent closure of the outlet into Eagle Lake, and where some good campgrounds are located, the fishing in the several inlet brooks used to be pretty reliable even in warm weather. I used to plan to stop at Qiegler campground where there was a spring and plenty of room. This campground, just a short way north of the mouth of Shaper Brook, was supposed to have been named after a settler's family who all died there and was buried in one large grave. A party was liable to get caught in a wind there and we always planned on an early shove off.
     It was an easy run down the jaws where a road now crosses, and down Churchill to the dam. The Madawaska Co. controlled the water rights on this flowage and kept a dam tender who would give you water to run the mile and a half of fast rough water to Chases' carry. When several guides were in a party the guide who had made the most recent passage was elected to go ahead, and the last guide would carry whatever supplies were most likely to be damaged by water in case of a spill. I never had any trouble going through the carry or on the remaining nine or ten miles to Umsaskis Lake which had one good campground. We always stopped at the fire warden's residence for a visit. Togue fishing was good here and some people stayed over.
     The next usual stopping place was the beach on Long Lake near the mouth of Chemquasabamticook Stream. By going up the stream one could navigate a small inlet and reach Cuniffe Pond, which at times would produce some fine trout. Long Lake dam used to have a tender but it washed out the last of my traveling and we could run the log sluice and avoid the carry. it was all fast water, some of it rough in short stretches by staying in the Old Horse Boat channel one could get along very well. I never had any serious trouble even when I had a party with me and they handled their own canoes. Round Pond was almost always a stop over for one or two nights. It was a run of ten miles to Round Pond from Long Lake dam, and an interesting run from Round pond to Michaud Farm with a fast run just above the three-mile long Musquacook dead water where there was a good fish hole near its lower end. The 17 miles to the Michaud Farm could be done easily in a short day with several interesting places to fish and visit. We used to stop at Musquacook Fire Station with its 65-foot tower close to the river. The Michaud farm buildings were still standing when I used to run the river and we often stopped there. It at one time had several hundred acres of cleared land and a lot of grain and hay was harvested for the lumber operations.
(Continued next week)

Traditions of a Milo-ite
BY KATHY WITHAM
MY NEIGHBORHOOD - PART II
     I sure hope you liked the story of my old neighborhood last week...because the plot thickens here in Part II. The Moores had a garage with a chicken coop out back. The chicken coop was all cleaned out and a fun place to play. They also had a big doghouse, but no dog. That little building was all cleaned out and loads of fun, too. They had a canvas hammock strung between the garage and the clothes line pole that we'd lay in by the hour, talking and swinging and dreaming away our adolescence. The Moores definitely had the most unique back yard in the whole neighborhood.
     Attached to the back of the Moores house was a shed. Marion let us clean it out and have a couch and some other furniture out there. It was our own "kids" living room...a hangout...it was great. I remember, however, the day that my family and the rest of the community buried my beloved cousin Jackie...and I sat quietly in that little shed/ living room and waited for my sad parents to get home from the funeral. Now a days I probably would have gone to the funeral, but in those days children were left home to figure the grief out for themselves.
     We played outdoors all seasons in our neighborhood. Winter was as fun as summer. We had lots of snow every winter in those days, and we made huge snow houses dug into the big banks formed when the streets and our driveways were plowed. We'd slide on the hill behind our house, on the hill behind Decker's house, and we'd drag sleds across Albert and Maple Streets to Prospect Street where we'd slide on the big hills at the golf course. Charlie and I both had Western Flyers with red runners. When flying saucers were invented we each had one of those, too. Then one year Santa brought us a toboggan.... wooden with a thick and comfy green pad.
     Our neighbors, the Decker’s, who bought my Nannie Savage's house, had a wonderful sliding hill. All the boys in the neighborhood worked very hard to make curves for bob type sledding. One particularly snowy winter we made a long snow house that stretched the full length between Decker's driveway and Larson's. This snow mansion wasn't a cave...it was just room upon room with tons of snow furniture...no ceiling. The Decker's had four children, Scott, David, Sheila and Peggy. Sheila and I played dolls by the hour. We were all great friends, and remain friends to this day.
     Other neighbors included the people across the street named London. The father was Lee London and the mother was Anniebelle. My mother said that when I was real little I'd holler "Hello Anniebelle!" if she came out once a day, or if she came outside 20 times a day. With infinite patience Anniebelle would always holler back, "Hello Kathy!" The London's had five boys...all older than me. Larry was their youngest. The London's had the first T.V. in the neighborhood, and they used to invite us over on Saturday morning to watch the kid’s shows like Big Top. It's totally unbelievable to me how sophisticated the shows are now in comparison...and now you can watch a Saturday morning type show every minute of any day. I can still see the whole neighborhood of little kids lined up on the London's couch watching Saturday morning shows.
     One Saturday morning show that Charlie and I loved was "Winkie-Dink." We sent away for a plastic sheet that adhered to the T.V. screen and special "Winkie-Dink" crayons. We'd pull the footstool up in front of the T.V. and draw the
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things we were told to draw by "Winkie-Dink." then the plastic sheet could be erased and we could use it again the next week. Charlie and I had to adhere to very strict "rules" about whose turn it was to draw. He wouldn't have ever given me a turn without the "rules."
     Across the street and down a house were the Bythers. They were an elderly couple with a huge garden. Their children were all grown and gone, but did have grandchildren who came to stay with them once in a while. They had a barn down to their house that I played in just once. I think it was an old chicken coop.smelled funny.
     The Greenlaws were two neighbors who lived over on Albert Street. We could see their houses from ours, though. They had children very near our ages that we used to play with. Brenda Greenlaw had an African-American walking doll just like my Marylou. Her mother made her tons of doll clothes, and my mother made tons for me. Brenda always had to run home when the horn blew at 4:00 because that meant her mother had supper ready. My father didn't get home from work until 5:30 or 6:00 at night. We ate late.
     The other Greenlaw family lived across the street from Brenda. Brenda's mother, Thelma, was a sister to Mary and Kenny's mother Dot. Brenda's father, Harry, was a brother to Kenny's father, Ken. Young Kenny and Brenda were double cousins. That always fascinated me. Kenny had half sisters who were closer to my age...Mary, Dottie and Sandra. They had an older sister, too, who I don't remember being at home when I was little. The Ken Greenlaw children always played out really early in the morning. I remember the Greenlaws were always out playing when we got up on summer mornings. Continued next week.
This Week's Recipe:
Ollie's Date Bars
1 egg
1/2-cup sugar
1/2 cup melted shortening or Crisco oil
1 cup chopped dates
1/4-cup walnuts
1/2-cup flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
Powdered sugar
     Beat the egg and add sugar. Mix well. Add the oil, dates and nuts. Sift in the dry ingredients (except the powdered sugar) and add to the other mixture. Mix well. Put into a greased 8-in. square pan and bake 30 minutes at 325 degrees. Cool, cut and roll in the powdered sugar. These are outstanding bars.

THE ANDERSON FARM HISTORY
BY HEIDI FINSON
The following is a report Heidi did for a Maine History class last spring. She chose to do it about the Anderson family, the same one that has a road named after them in Orneville.
Conclusion:
     Though the market crashed in 1929, no mention was made in the 1930 MTA Journal to this and there was no mention of impending financial concerns in the future. Further research begins to show its impact on the MTA and on the teachers in the state of Maine. By 1931 Dr. James L. McConaughy, speaking at general session, noted that schools were feeling the direct effects of the depression, enrollments were increasing, teacher’s salaries decreasing and that there was some danger that some communities may consider decreasing the amount its willing to spend on public education.

     As the depression years rolled on, the school in Caribou where Lida had taught since 1928 was closed. A letter dated March 1, 1932 from the Superintendent requesting that all of the teachers in Caribou meet on a matter of importance to the teacher, as well as to the schools, was followed by personal letters between Lida and her family in regards to the school closing and Lida in need of a job. Further investigation of the history of Caribou schools would possibly document that the meeting on March 1st was in regards to the school closing due to the financial status of the town of Caribou and any impact the depression may have had on this decision.
     These varied sources of information would be a means of documenting the progressive impact of the depression on Maine schools and teachers. Lida went on to procure a position in Winn, Maine using The Maine Teacher’s Agency of Bangor to find her a teaching position. A bill for services rendered stated that the first year’s salary of $576.00 would be charged a 5% fee for securing her this position. This amount was significantly lower than the salary offered her sister Vera in 1929 of $900.00 and the average teaching salary reported by the NEA in 1931 at $1440.00.
     The documents discovered in this immigrant family’s attic provided several primary sources of information. The Journals were the actual reports of the MTA and provided specific details on its finances and membership in relation to the depression. Business correspondences were also primary source documentation in regards to fees for services and the purpose of The Maine Teacher’s Agency.
     The oral histories may be considered a primary source though careful documentation of the facts presented would be suggested. Consideration should be given to the questions asked by the interviewer in the oral histories to clarify the intent and context of the information given in order to determine its relevance from a historical perspective. I found the oral histories to be a mixture of fact that could be verified through primary source documents and stories handed down through the generations that could not be as easily supported by primary sources. I found this to be true when considering the oral history of Martin and Jacob Anderson prior to arriving in America. For example, it was believed by the family that Martin traveled under an assumed name when leaving Russia as an army deserter but that could not be clearly documented. An unidentified individual had penciled in a different name beside his real name on the naturalization papers but it was uncertain of who had done this and when.
     The letters, journals, naturalization papers and the WWII journal is presently in the private collection of Frank Anderson though he has voiced an interest in donating these documents to a historical site.
     Editors Note: Because of space, I left out the lengthy list of sources Heidi used to write this amazing account. You can see from the various references in the story that a great deal of first-hand research went into Heidi’s paper, and I want to thank her for sharing it with us. Val

MSAD #41 SCHOOL LUNCH MENU
JANUARY 20 TO 24
Monday-Martin Luther King Day – NO SCHOOL
Tuesday-Fish burger, broccoli, mashed potato, fruit, and milk every day.
Wednesday-Tomato soup, crackers, toasted cheese sandwich, cukes, and blueberry crisp.
Thursday-Combo sandwich, fries, mixed vegetables, and fruit.
Friday-Chicken burger, rice, California blend veg., and pear halves.

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A DIFFERENT TYPE OF PRAYER
SUBMITTED BY LINDA COBURN
     Heavenly Father, help us remember that the jerk who cut us off in traffic last night is a single mother who worked nine hours that day and was rushing home to cook dinner, help with homework, do the laundry and spend a few precious moments with her children.
     Help us to remember that the pierced, tattooed, disinterested young man who can’t make change correctly is a worried 19-year-old college student, balancing his apprehension over final exams with his fear of not getting his student loans for next semester.
     Remind us, Lord, that the scary looking bum, begging for money in the same spot every day (who really ought to get a job!) is a slave to addictions that we can only imagine in our worst nightmares.
     Help us to remember that the old couple walking annoyingly slow through the store aisles and blocking our shopping progress are savoring this moment, knowing that, based on the biopsy report she got back last week, this will be the last year that they go shopping together.
     Heavenly Father, remind us each day that, of all the gifts you give us, the greatest gift is love. It is not enough to share that love with those we hold dear. Open our hearts not just to those who are close to us, but also, to all humanity. Let us be slow to judge and quick to forgive; show patience, empathy and love.


BONKO NIGHT AT THE BROWNVILLE JCT. ALUMNI BUILDING – SATURDAY, JANUARY 25, 2003 AT 7 PM.
ONLY $5.00 PER PERSON. PLEASE BRING A SNACK FOR THE ‘GRAZING’ TABLE!

UNITED STATES MARINES
QUOTE SUBMITTED BY CHRISTI LANHAM
     The Secretary of State, the Honorable Colin Powell, during a recent trip to the UN in New York was approached by an Iraqi news reporter, who asked: “Is it true that only 13 percent of young Americans can even find Iraq on the map?”
     The Secretary turned to the reporter with a smile and said: “Yes, that’s true. But the very sad news for Iraq is that the 13 percent are all United States Marines!”

REMINDER TO WEIGHT WATCHERS OR FOLKS WHO ARE WATCHING THEIR WAIST
SUBMITTED BY PHIL GEROW
     There will be an Open House at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, January 28, at Penquis Valley High School, Room 21.
     There is no obligation to attend the Open House. The purpose is to let individuals know about the Weight Watchers “At Work” Program. The program is open to any individual in the Milo, Brownville, and Brownville Jct. area. If the program becomes a reality, it will mean those traveling to Dover-Foxcroft for meetings can attend in Milo.
     If there is sufficient interest in having an evening class, the day of the week and the time of the day will be determined by those who attend the Open House. At the current time, no date has been set.
     In order to have the program, there must be at least 15 participants, although Penny, our area director, has sometimes given some exceptions to groups who almost meet the minimum. Cost for the program is $139.00, payable at the first meeting, not the Open

House. The purpose of the Open House is to determine if there is sufficient interest.
     So what we are asking interested individuals to do is contact either Beth Melanson at 965-8091 or Phil Gerow at 943-2046 to let them know if you are interested. Remember, there is no obligation for attending the Open House. However, it will benefit you to attend and find out what the Weight Watchers At Work is all about.
     It does work-definitely. Just ask individuals in the area who have participated and they’ll tell you how they are doing. The program does not prohibit what you are to eat-it just has you keep track of the points you spend in your eating. And your number of points is based on you.
     On January 28, there will be two Open Houses, one at 3 p.m. at the Milo Elementary School for those who can attend afternoon Weight Watchers classes. The second will be for those who, because of work or other commitments, cannot attend day classes and would attend at night.
     The program is about healthy eating, socialization, and building good friendships, learning new recipes and last but definitely not least, losing weight. You can be a SMALLER YOU if you join and stick with the program.
     Here’s hoping we see you on January 28. Keep in mind the possibility of a new wardrobe by Easter!

MSAD #41 IS ASKING FOR THE PUBLIC’S HELP
SUBMITTED BY DANNY NUTTER
     For the safety of students and adults that slide and snowboard at Milo Elementary, we are asking that you NOT snowmobile, four-wheel, or dirt bike around the school but to please stay on the Elm Street side of the school, well below the hill. We would also ask that you NOT use the road going through the bus garage area or around the bus garage. There have been numerous near misses of snowplows and/or buses backing out and almost hitting snowmobiles, four-wheelers, and dirt bikes. There has also been an increase in vandalism at the bus garage. We would ask that you NOT be around any of our facilities. Please stay on the marked trails so that everyone may have the enjoyment of the outdoors. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY INDUCTS NEW MEMBERS
Submitted by Phil Gerow
     The Penquis Valley cafeteria was the setting Thursday evening, January 9, for the Annual Induction Ceremony for the Colonial Chapter of the Penquis Valley High School National Honor Society. There were nearly 50 individuals in attendance. Advisor for the National Honor Society is Chris Hamlin, a member of the PVHS faculty.
     The program began with the entrance march of the current members. They included Lucas Morris, President; Colby Chase, Vice President; Amanda Smith, Treasurer, Belina Crider, Secretary, and members Jean Hamlin and Katie Madden.
     Following their entrance, the inductees entered the cafeteria. They included Heather Belair, Miranda Dyer, Leah Landry, Danielle Willette, Brett Gerrish and Adam Russell, members of the Senior class and Krystle Morrill, Becca Madden, Jennifer Hussey and Cameron Wellman, members of the Junior class.
     The welcome was given by Colby Chase. He welcomed inductees, parents, faculty, and guests. He briefly explained what the National Honor Society means. He then introduced John Robinson,
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Principal of PVHS. In his remarks, Mr. Robinson said he remembers different induction ceremonies when those of the audience are asked to stand if they are members of the NHS. He said it gives him great pride to stand, being a member several years ago.
     Luke Morris gave introductions of the current members and the inductees. He then explained that officers and members would present the interpretation of the Cardinal Objectives of the NHS. He stated that there are four requirements inductees must meet, including Scholarship, Leadership, Service and Character.
     Jean Hamlin explained the requirements of scholarship. A student must have at least an 85 academic average to be considered for membership. Students are selected by submitting an application to a faculty committee for final selection.
     Belina Crider and Katie Madden explained the requirements of leadership. Not only must a student have good grades but they must also indicate their willingness to assist in various school programs.
     Amanda Smith explained the service requirements. She stressed the fact that students are expected to be involved in not only school activities but also community and church activities if applicable.
     The final phase of membership, character, was presented by Colby Chase. Students should follow certain standards in their relationships with their families, relatives, friends, and fellow students.
     After the explanations of the Cardinal Objectives, Colby Chase gave the Induction Pledge. Jean Hamlin then presided over the Lighting of the Candles. Each member was given a candle that was lighted from the NHS torch. Following that, each inductee signed the Charter Book, presided over by Amanda Smith. Each new inductee of the NHS has signed the same book over the years.
     The Induction Ceremony closed with remarks by Luke Morris. He invited the officers and members to begin the receiving line to congratulate the new members. Taking part in the receiving line were faculty members Mr. Robinson, Associate Principal Mrs. Folsom, faculty members Walter Oakes and David Caivano, NHS advisor Chris Hamlin, substitute teacher Mr. Gerow, who became a member of the Bucksport High School NHS in 1951, followed by parents and friends.
     Refreshments, provided by NHS members and the MSAD#41 Food Service, under the direction of Virginia Morrill, were then served.
     Colby Chase extended a sincere thank you for the cafeteria and custodial personnel who assisted in any way with the service and with the set up of the cafeteria and the clean up following.

THERE IS GOOD NEWS FOR ALL THE PEOPLE
asking when and where they can enjoy another performance of Jay and Shane Smith, the very talented grandsons of Walter and Nancy Oakes. They will be opening for Cris and Meredith Thompson at the East Sangerville Grange Coffee House on February 1, 2003. The doors open at 6 pm with the show starting at 7 pm. Admission will be $10.00 for adults and $8.00 for students.

HISTORICALLY SPEAKING
By Nancy Grant
Submitted by Albert Harmon
MILO IN BRIEF – As published in the 1981 Milo, Maine Annual Report.
     The town of Milo, Maine was incorporated on January 27, 1823 on territory that was surveyed as
Township 3, Range 7 north of Waldo Patent in Penobscot County (after 1838, Piscataquis County). The infant town had developed from a settlement begun on May 2, 1802 by Benjamin and Theophilis Sargent, on the Piscataquis River, approximately one mile west of Derby. Benjamin brought the rest of his family to the settlement the following winter, and Moses and Stephen Snow were already in the process of establishing a home on the Pleasant River to the east.
     Settlers gradually increased as the banks along the three rivers in the township provided farmland, and the rivers a means of transportation. Gradually the township consisting of 21,920 acres of both level and rolling countryside, developed as lots were divided and subdivided to receive the new pioneers. In 1820, the township became a plantation with a population of 97.
     The new town grew immediately, spurred by the nearness of forest resources for wood product industries. The industrial picture changed with the addition of grist and woolen production, but wood products would remain the dominant force throughout the nineteenth century in Milo. By 1850, Milo’s population had more than tripled the 1825 estimate (300) with a total of 932.
     During the last half of the nineteenth century, a series of saw, spool timber splitting, and excelsior mills came and went. Other factories also appeared and disappeared, including a shovel handle factory, a clover mill, a cheese factory, a wood working mill, and a creamery among others. By 1900, Milo had grown gradually to a population of 1150.
CONTINUED NEXT WEEK

BACK ALONG WEATHER
By Nancy Grant
From the weather book kept by Mrs. Mabel McCleary, Brownville Jct.
JANUARY – 1966
21st-Cloudy – 26° above at 7:30 am and 24° at 9 pm.
22nd-Fair – 20° at 8 am and 22° at 10:30 pm.
23rd-Snow flurries – 22° at 8 am and 28° at 9 pm.
24th-Snow, windy – 26° at 7:30 am and 24° at 9:30 pm.
25th-Sunny – 22° at 8 am and 18° at 9:30 pm.
26th-Sunny – 2° at 7:30 am and 4° below at 9:30 pm.
27th-Fair, snow at night – 12° at 7:30 am and 20° at 10 pm.

UP ON THE FARM
BY VALERIE ROBERTSON

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     I received the nicest letter from Ms. K. at the Cook School in Lagrange: Hi Val. Your column was a riot this week. (Even if you are nuts). I read it to the kids in my class since they could relate to the setting. They asked me to read your writing in the future. Don't be surprised if one or two of them speak to you at MFU. They love meeting real authors.
     Wow! Now the pressure is on, as I have read some of the stories and articles from the kids, and there are some great writers. I will have to be sure to dot all my “I’s” and cross all my “T’s” now that I know they are some of my readers!
      As I write this on Sunday, it is 20-degrees outside, and it’s hard to believe that this seems warm. The cold weather of the past week made for a lot of fretting on my part. I worried so about my babies getting cold. When the radio announcers warn folks to be sure and bring their pets in at night, I give it some thought, but the image of 32 chickens and 2 goats in the house is a bit bizarre, even for me, so I just make extra sure they are tucked safely in their stalls with the heat lights on. If you have noticed, the Bangor-Hydro isn’t one of the companies mentioned this winter as having financial troubles. I can take partial credit for that, and if you don’t believe me, I can show you my light bill!
     The pictures that precede this article are to help explain the comment I made at the end of last week’s article. Kirby and I have become the objects of the chicken’s undivided attention. Each day of the weekend and in the evenings, we have an enraptured audience. In the first picture, you can see six of the Barred Rock hens perched on the top of a bench getting ready for the show to start. As an added bonus, Ozzy and Jack are in the picture. Jack is up on the bench, soon to be joined by Ozzy.
     Anyway, the girls (and sometime a rooster or two) line up on the back of the bench and watch our every move through the patio-door that is in front of our dining room table. If we are moving from one side of the room to the other, the hen’s heads move from side to side, in unison, like people watching a tennis match. They also watch every move we make while eating. The second picture could very well be depicting the hen saying,” Hey girls, is that an egg they are eating?” It does make you think about every mouthful when you have so many eyes on you!
     Of course, Ozzy and Jack, being goats and all, have found a way to even be rude to chickens! They will leap up on to the bench and with their sweet little heads shove each chicken onto the deck. Now that causes some squawking! Sometimes, in the chickens haste to fly back up so as to not miss any of the show, they land on the goat’s backs, and the goats leap and jump to get them off. So, we get a great show also. “Reality TV”, Milo style.
     I made an exciting purchase this week-an incubator. In a month or two, I’m going to try hatching some of the girl’s eggs, and then I’ll have some Grandchickens! I can’t wait to hatch some of Puffy’s green eggs; I would love to have a few more of her type, to see if they also lay green eggs. Dr. Seuss would be so proud. It’s taking all of my willpower not to collect a bunch of eggs and start incubating them right now, but I know it’s too early yet. If I started now, the eggs would hatch in 21 days, then 4 weeks from then it would be the middle of March, and I would have good-sized chickens in a box in my bedroom, and it would be too cold to put them outside. I’ve got to wait at least a month to start my next generation of chickens, and it would probably be a good idea for some of you to remind me of that in the next few weeks. I’m not a patient person!
     Well, I’ve got to go clean the coop and collect eggs. I have 14 egg customers, so I have to make sure I get every egg. I wouldn’t want to disappoint anyone, and not be able to supply
enough “Happy Eggs”, as they’ve been called. Plus, the extra money helps with our “Not So Happy” light bill.

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.

JANUARY 15 MEETING NOTES
BY NANCY GRANT, SECRETARY
     President Edwin Treworgy welcomed eighteen hearty members on this cold morning! Also braving the subzero temperatures was an always welcome interclub from Old Town/Orono and Key Club members Brett Gerrish and Colby Chase.
      Roy aptly led us in the Pledge of Allegiance and Herb helped us remember all those in need in his prayer.
      Our inspirational reader today was Val speaking about serving God only in an advisory capacity. A woman was wondering why the tiny acorns were on such a large tree and why the much larger pumpkins grew on such a slender vine. She found out one day as she lay in a field and was hit on the head by a tiny acorn. God knows best!
      Our Club received an invitation from the Corinth Club to attend a membership drive dinner on January 22 for prospective members. Members attending will be Paul, Roy, Eben, Herb, Ed, Ethelyn, and Lois.
      A big happy birthday goes out to Tyler Trask on January 17 and Colby Chase on January 17.
      Twelve happy and sad dollars were donated towards the Administration Fund today for an interclub, a trip, boy’s basketball 11-0, Heidi’s story, Roy Monroe, January speakers, newspaper, and friends & planes & high places.
      Trish filled us in on the current Key Club activities. They are: continuing the food sales at the home basketball games – eight more to go, hoping to paint the bathrooms at the high school after the basketball season winds down, and going to Greenville on January 26 to help elect a new Lt. Governor and possibly make changes to bring more awareness to its members. Edie and Ed will attend their weekly meeting this Thursday at the PVHS library at 11:19 am.
      Edwin told us that the new follow-spotlight works great with six colors and a variable spot size and shape.
      The Three Rivers Community website received 955 hits last week, yes, that’s right, 955 in a single week! The Three Rivers News only had six issues left over which means that 263 issues were ‘sold’ last week; the highest weekly total in a little over a year of publication. Val told us that a message board would be a likely addition to the TRC website, which would make it much easier for people to ask and answer questions just by clicking a button.
      The Rally in the Valley, a fund raising project, has been cancelled for this year due to scheduling problems.

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      Any time is a good time for Kiwanians and area citizens to read to children, at nursery and elementary schools Even Start, or Headstart. If anyone would like to participate but find it difficult to coordinate times, reading at home is a possibility. Just take a few books home and tape while you read then return the books and tapes to school. Tentative plans are in the works for school children to walk to the Milo Public Library after school for a reading get-together. This would take place after the February school vacation when the weather is a bit warmer.
      Any suggestions for storing auction items are more than welcome.
      Our speaker for January 22 is Andrew Harmon with a presentation on Families for ME concerning adoptions and on January 29 Andrea Beaudoin, proprietor of the Red Earth, will speak to us about the benefits of massage and aromatherapy.
      Chris Beres introduced our speakers today, educators Anita Johndro and Diane Curran, representing the MSAD #41 and MSAD#68 Even Start Family Literacy Program. This program is federally funded under Title 1 part B and is one of nine such programs in Maine.
      At the present time they are serving 15 families, 10 in Milo, 4 in Dover-Foxcroft with 1 opening. The main concerns are adult and child education, parent time, and parent/child together time. Adults work towards receiving their GED or diploma, improve reading, and brush up on their math skills while gaining valuable training and experience in parenting. Parents are children’s first teachers and they get help with setting an example for what to expect from their children at different ages, mentally and behaviorally appropriate. Parents also have PACT, parent and child time, to learn how to play with their child, also considered to be on the spot learning. There are also parent and teacher conferences to help understand better.
      There are two learning centers, Milo and Dover-Foxcroft, which offer classes twice a week besides home visits. People are expected to take responsibility for their own learning. Families have to make a commitment to begin
and set their own goals but they receive lots of support. An agreement is signed and if the family makes no contact in three weeks, Even Start will contact them. Even if families drop out of the program for a while they can rejoin at a later date.
      There are lots of activities for the children with the parents getting involved. Last year there were events in the summer at Peak’s Kenny as well as events in October and December.
      Families and children are recruited by a Penquis Cap Coalition through adult ed students and by working with Headstart. Adult ed and high school age students, 16 and up, are and can be volunteers to help with the children. Key Club members have been active in the program for two years and it has given them some great real life experiences. There are now several young children who are just getting interested in books!
      Even Start serves “most in need families” in MSAD #’s 41 and 68 who have at least one child, birth to seven years. Also considered are: low income, single parent, teen or young parent, parent(s) without a GED or High School Diploma, parent(s) who have low literacy skills, and children who need extra services. There are two full-time certified adult education teachers who have backgrounds in early childhood development, van transportation is provided to the learning centers, and they do home visits to work in the families’ own environment.
      If you would like more information please feel free to contact Diane – dcurran@penquis.com, Anita – ajohndro@penquis.com or Edie Miles – emiles@penquis.com. They will be glad to answer any questions or concerns you might have. Thank you so much for speaking to us about this wonderful program.
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M.S.A.D. #41 Adult Education
Located in the buildings behind P.V.H.S.
Spring Courses – 2003
To register for classes, please call 943-5333
Visit www.penquis.com and click on Adult Education
Adult Education
Director, Edie Miles
50 Penquis Loop
Milo, ME 04463
943-5333
Even Start
Coordinator, Diane Curran
Teacher, Anita Johndro
50 Penquis Loop
Milo, ME 04463
943-2246
Milo ITV
Colleen McGuire
Admin. Assistant
50 Penquis Loop
Milo, ME 04463
943-5333

Course List
Algebra
Computer Basic Level I
Computer Basic Level II
Computer - Wednesday Open Lab
Even Start Family Literacy
GED Preparation
GED Testing
Learning Centers
Personal Photo Album
PCA – Personal Care Assistant
Photography
Quilting
Wilson Reading Program
Writing for Fun or Money

Course Descriptions
Algebra
      Do you need Algebra before enrolling in college? Algebra classes start Tuesday, January 28 from 6-9 p.m. for 15 weeks. Instructor is Denise Hamlin. Course fee is $15. Waived for diploma or GED students.

Basic Computer Level 1
      Are you still afraid of computers? Are the manuals that came with your new computer difficult to understand? This 6-week hands-on course will make it easier for you. This introduction to basic computers will help calm your fears, cover beginner word processing and Internet overview. Wednesdays from 6:00 – 8:30 p.m., for six weeks. Jan. 22, Jan. 29, Feb. 5, Feb. 12, Feb. 26 and March 5. Instructor is Lynn Gerrish. Fee is $15.

Basic Computer Level II
      This 6-week course in our computer lab continues to build on beginner skills and covers how to set up and maintain a computer, change the desktop settings and more. Wednesdays from 6-8:30 p.m. March 12, March 19, March 26, April 2, April 9, April 16. Instructor is Lynn Gerrish. Course fee is $15.

Computer – Open Lab
      Do you have computer questions, but don’t want to take a regular computer class every week? Open lab provides time for adult learners to stop by with technology questions, try out the computers, work on independent projects and check e-mail. Open lab is on Wednesdays from 3-5 p.m. beginning January 22. There are 12 computers available in the Adult Education computer lab. Facilitator is Edie Miles, who will be on hand to answer questions and help with programs. No-fee

Even Start Family Literacy Program
      MSAD #41 and MSAD #68 Adult Education Programs are working together with families. Parents can earn high school credits, work toward their GED or brush up on basic skills. Teachers work with families in Even Start Learning Centers as well as home visits. Transportation is available. If you, or someone you know, have a child between the ages of birth and age 8 and would like to be more involved in your child’s education, please call Diane Curran at 943-2246 for more information. No Fee.

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GED Preparation
      We can help you prepare for the GED if you need to brush up. Please call the Adult Education Office at 943-5333 for more information. No Fee.

GED Testing
      You must be a Maine resident, at least 17 years of age and not enrolled in a public school. Please call the Adult Education Office at 943-5333 for more information. No Fee.

Learning Center
      Our adult learning centers are open Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. The learning centers are designed for adults to earn high school credit in English, math, social studies, science, art, health and computers. All work is done independently at the student’s own pace. Facilitator is Kamille Morgan. No Fee for diploma or GED students. Call 943-5333 to register or for more information.
Center Location Day Time
One Even Start Building Wed. 12:30 - 7pm
Two Even Start Building Thurs. 12:30 - 7pm
Three Even Start Building Friday 10am - 1pm

Personal Care Assistant
      Milo ITV is offering a live Personal Care Assistant Class through EMTC. Students who successfully complete class will be state certified. Students MUST pre-register for the class. State date is Monday January 27. Please call 943-5333 to for more information or to register. Cost is $200.00
Personal Photo Album – This class will focus on creating a “scrapbook” photo album that is creative and fun. Begins Tuesday, January 28 from 6:00-8:30 p.m. for 10 weeks at Penquis Valley High School. Instructor is Robin Porter. Fee is $15. Students must buy own materials.

Photography
      Learn about cameras (including digital), use and care along with all aspects of photography, composition, and techniques for landscape photos and portraits. Eight weeks. Mondays from 6-8 p.m. starting February 24. Instructor is Laura Vryhof. Course fee is $15.

Quilting
      This class is for the beginner or intermediate. Participants may choose either Tuesday or Wednesday night class. Each class meets from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at Penquis Valley High School beginning either Tuesday, January 21 or Wednesday, January 22 for 12 weeks. Instructor is Sandra Haley. Fee is $15. Students must buy own materials.

Wilson Language Program
      Do you know an adult who has trouble with reading? This is an independent learning program for adults who are learning to read. Call the Adult Education office at 943-5333 to make an appointment. No Fee.

Writing for Fun or Money
      More fun than you’ve ever had - writing stories, poems and more. This creative writing class will start Feb. 25 and run for six weeks on Tuesdays from 6-8 p.m. Talk with published authors. Instructor is Victoria Eastman. Fee is $15.

Weight Watchers will hold an open house on January 28 at 5:30 pm. Those who attend this meeting will decide future dates. Representative is Judy Anne King.

ADA Notice
Any person with a disability who requires auxiliary aids or services in order to fully participate in Adult Education is requested to contact 943-5333.

Interactive Television Programming (ITV), through the University of Maine at Augusta, is available in Milo. Earn a two-year degree in social services, business management and more without ever leaving this area. Call 943-5333 for information or to find out about financial aid.

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