||Three Rivers News, 2003-03-11
TUESDAY, MARCH 11, 2003
VOLUME 2 NUMBER 18
SPONSORED AND PUBLISHED BY THREE RIVERS KIWANIS
& THREE RIVERS COMMUNITY ALLIANCE
WELCOME BABY OCONNOR
Shown is Megan, Sister Emma and Daddy Mike
Megan Elizabeth OConnor, daughter of Michael and Jody OConnor of Glenburn, joined her family on March 4, 2003 at 4:44 am. She weighed in at 5 lbs. and 14 oz. and is 17 1/2 inches long.
Megan is lovingly welcomed by her Mom and Dad, her big sister Emma, her Uncle Ryan, Aunt Casey, and Cousin Brooke in Oceanside, Ca., Grandmother Nancy Grant in Milo, grandparents Kevin and Sue OConnor in Washburn, grandparents Dick and Bonnie Doiron in Brownville, Uncle Jason in Portland, great grandparents John and Eileen Willinski of Derby, great grandmother Adeline Ladd of Milo, and great grandmother Dorothy Haverlock of Old Town.
You are invited to "The Restaurant"
66 Park St. Milo, Maine. Friday March 14th
Chuck and Joi Stevens will be the proud new owners of 'The Restaurant' (formally known as Angies) located at 66 Park Street in Milo. Please stop by and help us celebrate the first day of our new venture. There will be FREE coffee that will be served with a smile.
We hope to see you all there. We would love to start our first day with many familiar faces of family and friends.
Thank you all for your support!
~Chuck and Joi Stevens~
INTRODUCTION TO YOGA, FOR BEGINNERS
at the Milo Town Hall Auditorium
Find out exactly what YOGA is all about and if it is for you. What you will find out is that YOGA is for all ages and all levels of fitness. Yoga requires no special equipment other that a yoga mat and comfortable clothes. Thats right, no fancy leotard required! You WILL discover how easy it is to master many yoga poses and stretches and how wonderful they feel to our body, not even discussing the many benefits.
Come and experience yoga, Tues. March 11 6:45-7:45 The cost is 4 weeks for $15.00 Any questions? Please call me, Cindy Herbest, At 943-2630.
MARCH 11, 2003
PENQUIS VALLEY MIDDLE SCHOOL GYM
To Schedule an appointment please call
Trish Hayes at 943-7317.
Please help us meet our goal of 50 Units! Sponsored by the PVHS Key Club
4th Annual Fish Chowder Supper
BY LORRAINE FITZPATRICK
The Brownville Jct. United Methodist Church held its 4th annual Fish Chowder Supper, Saturday, March 1st. Customers started showing up at 4:30 to get a ring side seat. We missed Henry Graves being our Matred, but Nancy Cook did a great job getting everyone seated. Our waiters were ready and greeted everyone with a smile, and coffee was served to those early comers while they waited.
In the kitchen, the crew was busily working to prepare ten take out dinners. Again this year, Peter Russell was our delivery boy and the kitchen staff had him packed up and out the door by 5pm. Many thanks to Peter for this service. Once the take-outs were on their way, Pastor Michele said Grace and Nancy Cook directed folks to the Salad Bar after bowls of creamy fish chowder was served by our Best Dressed Waiters in Town.
We had many compliments on a fantastic fish chowder. Cookie Farrar was our Chowder Chief and she out-did herself again this year. Her talent in the kitchen has raised our reputation for a great Chowder Supper.
We have many great cooks who also add to these great dinner compliments. Mike Deans gift was making all the rolls; Shirley Varney, Mert Jones, and Lorraine made the biscuits; Amy Nichols put together all the potato salad; the Kitchen Crew made the macaroni salad and tossed green salad; beans came from Mike Dean, Suzette East, Nancy Belvin, & Lorraine Fitzpatrick; and the carrot salad by Lillian McLean. The delicious desserts were made by Lillian McLean, Liz Gerrish, Tammy Andrews, Cheryl Monahan, Connie Eales, Nancy Cook, and Gloria Coburn.
We broke in some new waiters this year and our thanks to Wilbur Nichols, Mike Dean, David East, and Andrew East for their help. Thanks to our veteran waiters, Tom Belvin, Walter Cook, and Stephen Dean for setting great examples on how to fill a waiters shoes.
In the dessert room, we had Connie Eales who really had to hustle this year. She did a great job cutting and preparing the dessert. The pineapple cake was again a big hit with our dinner crowd.
We had lots of behind the scenes people who supported our supper with generous donations. It is because of each one of you that our chowder supper was a smashing success. Many thanks to Milton Smith who unselfishly loaned us the chafing dishes and sold us the fish all at the risk of losing customers for his own restaurant. Our humble thanks.
A salute to all who helped make this night a success to the profitable tune of $693.57.A GREAT JOB BY ALL OF YOU!
STATEMENT OF POLICY
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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!
|TUES., MAR. 11
||APPLE JUICE, MAC AND CHEESE, BRUSSELS SPROUTS, PINEAPPLE CRISP
|WED., MAR. 12
||BEEF POT PIE, GREEN BEANS, SLICED PEARS
|THURS., MAR. 13
||FISH CHOWDER, TOMATOES, CUKES, BISCUITS, CAKE
|FRI., MAR. 14
||CORNED BEEF, CABBAGE, RED POTATOES,CARROTS, CABBAGE, COOKIE
|MON., MAR. 17
||CHICKENBURGER DELUXE, POTATO WEDGES, BASIL TOMATOES,PEANUT BUTTER COOKIE
FOR RESERVATIONS CALL 943-2488.
Thanks to all:
My sincere thanks to all of my family and friends who gathered to celebrate my 80th birthday last Sunday. It was a beautiful day-snow and all!
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
SEE YOU THERE!
DISTRICT #1, MAINE FEDERATION OF WOMENS CLUB, TO HOST A HIGH SCHOOL ART CONTEST
BY MERNA DUNHAM
Art students from Foxcroft Academy, Penquis Valley, Katahdin Valley and Piscataquis Community High Schools will display their art for judging at the new Milo Town Hall Arts Center on Sunday, March 30th, 2003, from 2:00 to 4:00 PM. Awards will be presented and light refreshments will be served.
The public is cordially invited to attend. Please come and support our very talented artistic students.
LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD!!
The Kiwanis Variety Show is being planned for May 9th and 10th.
Voices are needed for our Community Chorus. Now is your chance to have some fun and get involved in this wonderful, and much anticipated, local event.
Rehearsals will be at 6:30 p.m. on Monday and/or Wednesday evenings beginning March 24th and continuing until the date of the show.
Rehearsals will be held in the Fifth Grade classroom of Mrs. Stephanie Gillis (This is the left-hand portable building - either door - as you face the portables from the parking lot) at Milo Elementary School.
For sign up or further information please contact Kathy Witham at 965-8184 (days) or 943-2112 (evenings), Chris Beres 943-2122 (days) or 943-2895 (evenings), Ethelyn Treworgy at 943-7748 or Lois Trask at 943-2515 or at the Trask Agency. Or.....just show up for the first rehearsal!
You don't have to have a professional singing voice to get involved with this enthusiastic group....many voices make great music!! The practicing is half the fun!!!
New Postmaster Installed at Brownville
BY BILL SAWTELL
Ruth L. Heath was installed as the new Postmaster of Brownville on Monday, March 3, 2003, at 1:00 p.m. at the Brownville Community Church. The oath of office was administered by Stephen J. Pelletier, Manager, Post Office Operations for the U.S. Postal Service, District of Maine.
The new postmaster began her career 13 years ago as a Postmaster Relief for the Brownville Post Office and served in this capacity until her recent appointment as Postmaster at Brownville.
Her detail assignments have included serving as Officer-in-Charge at the Brownville Post Office on several occasions. Heath, as postmaster, is responsible for two other employees handling the mail for 275 post office box holders and 300 deliveries on the rural route.
The new postmaster says her personal goal for the Brownville Post Office is to increase revenue by providing excellent service to the community and to provide a safe working environment.
- ATTENTION BROWNVILLE RESIDENTS: Brownville's 2002 Annual Reports will be available to the public beginning March 11, 2003 at the Town Office and area businesses. If you would like a report, but are unable to pick one up please call the Town Office at 965-2561 to arrange to have one delivered. Voters are encouraged to attend the Annual Town Meeting on March 17, 2003 at the BJHS Alumni Hall beginning at 7:00 p.m.
NEWS ABOUT TOWN
NEW BUSINESS FOLKS
We know that good news always travels fast in our town, so this really does not qualify as 'news', but I will mention it just the same.
Chuck and I (Joi) Stevens will be the proud new owners of Angie's Restaurant. I want to reassure everyone that they will still see all of the smiling faces that they are accustomed to. We are very excited about this new venture and have found the support of our family and friends to be a great incentive. People have stopped us in the stores and on the streets to congratulate us and to wish us the best of luck. Thank you for all of your kind words and encouragement.....it means the world to us!!
Also we would like to send a very special Thank you to Rhonda and Doris for all of their help, understanding and patience!
Chuck and Joi Stevens
WELCOME TO OUR NEW BOSSES:
On Thursday, March 13th, the crew at Angies Restaurant, (soon to be known as The Restaurant), will welcome our new bosses, Chuck and Joi Stevens.
We all wish you the best in your new business and we will strive to help you make The Restaurant as rewarding, fun, and successful as it has been for our former bosses.
Welcome and Good Luck to both of you from your crew at The Restaurant
FAREWELL TO OUR BOSSES:
On Thursday, March 13th, the employees at Angies Restaurant will say good-bye to our bosses, Doris Washburn and Rhonda English.
For thirteen years Doris and Rhonda have been our employers, our friends, and our family (and yes, sometimes, one of them, our mother.)
It has been a rewarding and wonderful time in all our lives to have shared these years with both of you.
As you step into new adventures in your lives, we all wish you the best that life has to offer. Keep us all in your hearts and thoughts and know that wee will miss you both very much.
Thank you both for all the memories.
Your crew at Angies
Editors Note: Next Friday, March 14th is Meet the Owners Day at The Restaurant. We encourage you all to go, have a cup of coffee and a bite to eat, and welcome Joi and Chuck to the business world. We will have a story about the couple in next weeks paper.
MOOSE ON THE LOOSE
BY DR. RALPH MONROE
About four o'clock on Monday, March 3, 2003, I looked out the office front window and noticed there were a lot of cars and pickup trucks were parked on Albert Street. There was also a police car there so I thought that there had been an accident. The people were milling around and pointing down behind the houses. Suddenly, someone came in from Albert Street and said that there was a moose down behind the houses.
I went back to work so didn't see it come up onto Park Street, walk north and go between the Huntley house and the
house next to my office. The Tracks led up behind the Post Office and onto Pleasant Street.
From Pleasant Street, the moose headed for the Milo Exxon, then across Elm Street to Joey and MaryJane Zambonis, on a dead run. He then took a right onto Charles Street and continued until he got to the Sebec River. Wardens and Police decided he was safe and ceased the chase. A happy ending all around.
METHODIST WOMENS NEWS
BY CAROLYN SINCLAIR
The women met for breakfast at Angies on Thursday, March 6th. The group was small but we enjoyed a great time of laughter and fellowship. The next breakfast meeting will be Thursday, April 3rd, at Smiths in Brownville.
HEY KIDS, ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A SIGN OF SPRING?
Well, its here! At the United Baptist Church on Pleasant Street in Milo, the spring session of Friends Club will meet and all children from the age of 3 years to 5th grade are invited to join us, starting on March 11th.
The school bus can drop the children off after school.
Registration will be at 2:45 PM, on Tuesday, March 11, 2003. Questions? Call 943-5500.
GIRL SCOUT NEWS
BY KAREN DURANT
Girl Scouts going strong in Milo! Thoughts from troop 594 on what girl scouting means to them. The girls meet Tuesdays at 3:00pm at Milo Elementary School. This weeks guest is Puff Mama the Wonder Chicken, with her owner Valerie Robertson.
Here are some comments from the Scouts about what they like about scouting:
Dakota Howe - That we share and we be nice together.
Caitlyn Durant - We have a good time.
Allison Valvo - That we are nice.
Shelby Patten - That we work together.
Lauryn Bellatty - I like to be at Girl Scouts because we are all together!!!
Kelly Patten - I love Girl Scouts.
Jessie Moulton - I like crafts.
Justice Black - I like Girl Scouts.
BY JENSEN BISSELL
Penquis Girls Soccer came alive on Saturday, March 9th, as Husson College Athletics hosted an indoor soccer tournament for high school girls. The twelve competing teams came from all over central and northern Maine and included two teams from both Calais and Caribou as well as teams from Hermon, Fort Kent, Bucksport, Orono, Howland and Lee.
Penquis brought two teams Penquis A: Erin Beasley, Stephanie Johnston, Michelle Mulherin, Kylie Palmer and Ashley Pelletier; Penquis B: Liza Comeau, Shannon Gerrish, Kate Hamlin, Jenn Hussey, Amanda Martin and Erika Morrill.
Indoor soccer is a fast game requiring quick shots and an active defense. Both teams played very well with Penquis A finishing fourth overall and moving into a 4th game semi-final playoff before losing to a talented team from Lee.
Husson Athletics has scheduled a second indoor tourney for Sunday April 6th.
AREA SCHOOL NEWS
6TH GRADE JCT.
The staff at the 6th Grade would like to announce their students of the week for the week of March 4. They have chosen ANGEL HULSEY, ELIAS TWITCHEL L and JOEY SLAGLE for their hard work and friendly attitudes.
The students of the 6th Grade Junction had a wonderful educational experience on February 28 when they were taken to our outdoor classroom at Schoodic Lake. They were placed in small groups that worked together to use their math skills to measure the ice thickness and the water depth, they learned about winter survival and safety, how to use a compass, and also how to enjoy our Maine winter with ice fishing and cross country skiing. We were fortunate to have many area men volunteer their time to show our students how to set fish traps and also how to use a fish finder. We also had a game warden on hand. Many thanks go to all the people who helped to make this day a success.
The next 6th Grade Assembly will be held on March 28 at 9:45. We encourage all parents to come and attend.
The 6th grade PTO met on Thursday, March 6th to discuss upcoming fund raisers for their field trip to Boston's New England Aquarium and U.S. Constitution. April 12 is the date set for a "Bottle Drive". There is an account set up down to Mike Comeau's at 3 Rivers Redemption for anyone wishing to just drop off bottles/cans....he will make sure the 6th grade gets the money.....and please don't forget to mention that it's for the field trip so that we get the extra penny.
Brownville Elementary has a couple of week's worth of Terrific Kids to report. Terrific Kids the week of February 28th were: RYAN ROBINSON in Kindergarten, DYLAN FILES in First Grade, JESSICA CLEMENT in Second Grade,
JOSH STANHOPE in Third Grade, ALEX HARTIN in Fourth Grade and JOHN DAVID WESTON in Fifth Grade. At the assembly on February 28th SARAH WILLINSKI,
JORDAN NUTTING, MINDY CORSON and EVAN WORSTER were honored for their artistic abilities. Mrs. Witham honored Mrs. Murano with the Opal Award. Brownville Elementary is proud of all of their Terrific Kids.
The Terrific Kids on March 7th were: MADISON STILKEY in Kindergarten, CODY COBB in First Grade, RACHEL WORSTER in Second Grade, DYLAN LOUGEE in Third Grade, TRAVIS SPROUL in Fourth Grade and TORIN JOHNSTON in Fifth Grade. Artists of the week were: CODY COBB and JAKE MCSWINe who did a collaborative mural of a castle scene, JOYCE FOSTER for her castle and KEITH GRANT for his castle. Congratulations to each and everyone of the Totally Terrific Kids at Brownville Elementary School.
Bus Student of the week: JESSICA CLEMENT
Brownville PTO will meet on Wednesday night March 12th at 6:30 p.m. in the Brownville Elementary Library. Everyone is welcomed!
Pennies for Playground received a huge penny donation on Thursday as Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Treworgy came struggling to school with a heavy box full of rolled pennies! Thank you Mr. & Mrs. Treworgy for your generous contribution. WOW! What a gift!!!
WOULD YOU EAT THEM IN A BOX?
The students at Brownville Elementary School celebrated Dr. Seuss' birthday on Wednesday March 4th in a really big way!! Green (and I mean green!) eggs with ham were served to all of the students and staff members. The breakfast, arranged by Mrs. Lumbra, prepared by Mrs. Morrill in the cafeteria, and facilitated by Mr. Lumbra (who transported), was a huge hit with all the students.
After breakfast Val Robertson brought the much-anticipated Puff Mama to school with a whole basket full of Puff Mama's green eggs. Val explained to the children a little lesson on things not necessarily being what they look like.....or tasting the way they look, either. Case in point the green eggs. The other case in point being Puff Mama herself, who was originally thought to be Puff Daddy. Oops!!
Val then read the famous Dr. Seuss book "Green Eggs and Ham" to the students. The children then participated in a D.E.A.R. experience.... where you Drop Everything And Read. And so, all of the little slipper clad children with their favorite book and their favorite stuffed animal in hand made themselves comfy for about 20 minutes of just fun reading.
The Brownville Fourth grade has been working hard on the second round of MEA testing. We have been eating healthy snacks this work to boost energy levels during the testing process. Some of the snacks we have sampled include: carrot sticks with lowfat vegetable dip, reduced fat cheese with whole wheat crackers, salsa with baked chips, and reduced fat peanut butter with mini rice cakes.
From the classroom of:
Mrs. Barden - Our Terrific Kid has made good choices this week. She is getting her work finished on time and has a beautiful smile for her teachers every day. We are glad that MEGAN LEONARD is our Terrific Kid.
Mrs. Mills - Our Terrific Kid is one terrific guy. He has made GREAT progress in his math and we are glad to have him back in our room during this time. He is always polite, caring, well mannered and on task. It is wonderful to have him in our class. Congratulations to COLBY ROBINSON.
Mrs. Dunham - Our TK is a very kind, helpful boy. He is always asking what he can do to help out in the classroom. He is working very hard to learn his multiplication facts. He enjoys reading group and he always had an interesting point to add to his response journal. Congratulations TO DEVON ARMSTRONG!
Mrs. Hayes - This is the second time around for our Terrific Kid and wow are we happy to have him in our class. We want you to know right now that it is TRISTEN BECKETT and his name spells success. T - is for a terrific reader, R - is for reading to Kiwanis members, I - is for an interesting writer, S - is for a super math wise, T - is for a truely wonderful helper to friends and teachers, E - is for being kind to friends every day, N - is for never passing in messy work. Go Tristen! You are just the greatest!
Mrs. Tardiff and Mrs. Hussey - GEORGIA GAUDREAU - Georgia has made wonderful improvement in her math, especially adding money. She is working on her math skills. We enjoy her humor. Good job, Georgia. MICHAEL RUSSELL - Michael is once again joining us for calendar and story time. We are glad to have him in our class. Good job, Micheal!
Mrs. Walker and Mrs. Carey - J is joyous, A always a helper, D a darling little girl, and E energetic. H is for a happy little one, I is for her impish ways at times, l is for her wee little laugh, and l is for her love of her classmates and teachers. JADE HILL is one of our wee little Leprechauns this week. Congratulations, Jade, we love you. C is for cute as a bug, O is for outgoing, D a little darling, Y is for the yummy snacks he has to eat. A is for always ordering his lunch, N is for his nice manners, D is for being a darling, R is a really good friend, I is for his love of ice-cream, C is for cool clothes, K is for being a Kid. Cody Andrick is another wee little leprechaun searching for his pot of gold. Congratulations CODY ANDRICK. WE love you.
MRS. WHITNEY - 5 Whitney's Terrific Kid for this week of 3/8 is SHELBY FOWLES. She is a very dedicated helper in the Early Childhood Program in Mrs. Walker and Mrs. Carey's Rooms. Every morning she needs no reminders that the children are waiting for her. She gets right down there and starts every morning with them. We thank you for being a great community helper!
Bus Students of the Week: JESSICA PREBLE and MORGAN HALL.
MICHELLE MULHERIN CHOSEN FOR MAINE YOUTH LEADERSHIP
SUBMITTED BY GINNY FOSS
Michelle Mulherin, a sophomore at Penquis Valley, was selected to attend the Maine Youth Leadership program, formerly called the Hugh OBrien Youth Leadership Program (HOBY).
Maine Youth Leadership has been developing young Maine leaders since 1978. An ambassador is invited from every public and private high school to participate in the four-day seminar held each spring. Through inspiring and informative question and answer sessions, panel discussions and simulations, students experience and learn about some of the decisions leaders have to make. Community leaders from education, politics, journalism, business and government give of their time and expertise to challenge students with the tough decisions inherent in a free society. The seminar is provided at no cost to the
students, parents or schools. Dedicated volunteers and generous businesses and individuals that care about the future of Maine youth power the organization.
Michelle, the daughter of William and Susan Mulherin of Milo, will attend the four-day seminar at the University of Southern Maine from May 29 to June 1, 2003. Michelle is presently the secretary of the Student Council at Penquis Valley. She participates in soccer, softball, and is manager of the basketball team. She was selected from the essay she submitted on leadership. Each year a sophomore has the opportunity to apply for this program.
EVEN START FAMILY LITERACY PROGRAM
SUBMITTED BY DIANE CURRAN
The Even Start Family Literacy Program, an Adult Education Program involving the whole family, meets weekly in the Even Start portable classroom behind Penquis Valley High School. We have two learning center times each week on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9 am to 12 o'clock. Adults meet in one classroom while their preschool children meet in the adjoining child education classroom. We are looking for volunteers to help us in the child education classroom. If you are interested, please call Diane Curran, Even Start Coordinator, at 943-2246 for more in formation.
MSAD #41 SCHOOL LUNCH MENU
MARCH 10 14
Monday-Chicken burger, French fries, spinach, sliced peaches, and milk every day.
Tuesday-Spaghetti/meat sauce, salad, dinner roll, and Jell-O/topping.
Wednesday-Pancakes, sausage links, hash browns, and applesauce.
Thursday-Fried chicken, whipped potato, creamed corn, dinner roll, and mixed fruit.
Friday-Italian sandwich, broccoli casserole, potato smiles, and blond brownie.
MILO FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY NEWS
BY JUDITH MACDOUGALL
Well, the new books have arrived and they look great. By the time you read this column most of them should be ready to go out. Come on in and look them over. Here are the books that have arrived so far.
Aird, Catherine AMENDMENT OF LIFE
Anderson ,Christopher GEORGE & LAURA-a portrait of an American marriage
Atherton, Nancy AUNT DIMITY TAKES A HOLIDAY
Barr, Nevada FLASHBACK
Beaton, M.C. DEATH OF A VILLAGE
Block, Lawrence SMALL TOWN
Bowen, Rhys EVAN ONLY KNOWS
Brown, Rita Mae THE TAIL OF THE TIP-OFF
Brown, Sandra THE THRILL OF VICTORY
Cramer, Dale SUTTERS CROSS
Delinsky, Barbara HEART OF THE NIGHT
Feldman, Ellen LUCY
Graham, Heather PICTURE ME DEAD
Graves, Sarah UNHINGED
Grisham, John THE KING OF TORTS
Hart, Carolyn ENGAGED TO DIE
Hill, Bonnie Hearn INTERN
Larson, Erik THE DEVIL IN THE WHITE CITY
McDonald, Brian INDIAN SUMMER (Louis Sockalexis)
Michaels, Fern LATE BLOOMER
Myers, Tamar CUSTARDS LAST STAND
Patterson, James THE JESTER
Rice, Luanne THE SECRET HOUR
Robb, Kimberla A TASTE OF REALITY
Schieffer, Bob THIS JUST IN-What I couldnt tell you on TV
Steel, Danielle DATING GAME
Stone, Katherine THE OTHER TWIN
Viorst, Judith GROWN-UP MARRIAGE
Waddle, Scott THE RIGHT THING
Willett, Marcia A WEEK IN WINTER
Wood, Barbara THE BLESSING STONE
Remember we have many FEDERAL and STATE of MAINE income tax forms.
Library Winter Hours
Mon.- Weds.- Fri.---2:00-8:00
Womens volleyball standings
- The next session of Drivers Ed. Will begin on April 12th. If you are interested or need more information, call Murrel Harris at 943-7326.
- The Elm Street Ice-Skating Rink is closed for the season. Thanks to Bill Warner and Herb Carey for all of their hard work making ice and cleaning off the snow.
- There will be a beginners exercise class held at the Milo Town Hall, beginning on Monday, March 17th at 9 AM. Call 943-7326 for more information. The instructor is Carol Witham., from Brownville.
A Historical Review - Part 2
Chautauqua Flourished in Maine
BDN, by Betsy Shirley, 8/30/77
Betsey Shirley Knapp, 1957-1994
(Submitted by C.K. Ellison, 2003)
Two performances were held daily for one week and citizens could attend any or all of these shows. The afternoon events included music and lectures and were usually attended by housewives. Men, women, and children turned out for the evening sessions which began at 7:30. Tickets were dated and punched at the entrance, and printed programs were distributed.
A variety of entertainment was offered including bell ringers, jugglers, magicians, vocalists and bands featuring popular and classical music and folk songs. The older folks enjoyed the monologues and the famous productions such as Gilbert and Sullivan's Madame Butterfly, Charles Dickins' Tale of Two Cities and Shakespeare's King Richard, the Taming of the Shrew, and Hamlet. Each evening the entertainment was different and lasted about two hours.
A special program was offered to the town children each morning. A young woman traveling with the Chautauqua circuit and known as the Chautauqua Girl taught the children songs and handicrafts. This portion of Chautauqua was very similar to today's Bible school without the emphasis on religion. Saturday was the final day, culminating in a special afternoon program of songs and skits for parents by their children and an evening of superb professional entertainment.
Chautauqua came to Maine towns until 1924 when many towns across the United States refused to rebook the entertainment movement and the circuit fell apart. Today, Chautauqua is still going strong in some areas of the country. At its
birthplace in Lake Chautauqua, NY, now a permanent summer colony, thousands of people are entertained each year. The reasons for the curtailment of the traveling circuit were numerous; people were beginning to buy cars and highways were being improved, also silent movies and radios were affordable. But even with the attractions of today, Chautauqua holds a place in the memory of the older local citizens whose remembrance of the fun and excitement of the Chautauqua years can not be surpassed. (Note: Chautauqua came to Milo and Brownville, back in the later 1800's.)
ALTHEA M. GOODWIN
MILO - Althea M. Goodwin, 85, wife of the late Harold S. Goodwin, died March 2, 2003, at her home. She was born Sept 5, 1917, in Bangor, the daughter of Cleon and Mary (Shaw) Cole. She was a past state president of the DAR, and a member of the Ayudah Club, and J.P. Chaisson American Legion Post No. 41 Auxiliary. She is survived by five sons, Herbert H. of Montgomery, Ala., Richard C. of Blaine, Minn., Lawrence F. of Ware, Mass., Paul M. of Ware, Mass., Philip L. of South Yarmouth, Mass.; four brothers, Calvin Cole of Millinocket, Philip Cole, Robert Dineen, and Bernard Dineen, all of Ware, Mass.; three sisters, Shirley Cole of Dover-Foxcroft, Edith McDo-nough of Waterville, Margarette Grzywacz of Ware, Mass.; 11 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild. She will be remembered by special friends, Randy Pender and Susan Goodine. She was predeceased by a brother, Cleon Cole, and two sisters, Arlene Brown and Kathleen Cole.
Spring interment will be in the family lot in Evergreen Cemetery. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to Three Rivers Ambulance Service, PO Box 432, Milo 04463.
CLAYTON 'JAKE' EDWARD CLEMENT
BROWNVILLE - Clayton "Jake" Edward Clement, 59, died March 3, 2003, at a Dover-Foxcroft hospital. He was born April 4, 1943, in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., the son of Delbert "Dub" and Susie (McGowan) Clement. He is survived by his mother of Schuylerville, N.Y.; three sons, Edward and his wife, Charity, of Gansevoort, N.Y., Raymond and his wife, Rose, of Brownville, and Richard also of Brownville; a sister, Helen Scott and her husband, Harold, of Schuylerville, N.Y.; six grandchildren, Delbert, Danielle, Joshua, Jessica, Darren and Dylan; a nephew, Kevin; a niece, Kelley. Jake was predeceased by a son, Jake Clement Spring
interment will be in the family lot in Brownville Village Cemetery.
FLORENCE A. BADGER
MILO - Florence A. Badger, 83, wife of the late Philip E. Badger, died March 5, 2003, at a Dover-Foxcroft nursing home. She was born April 29, 1919, in Sebec, the daughter of Frank and Alice (Steadman) Trundy. She is survived by two sons, David and wife, Diana, of Lakeview, Philip and wife, Brenda, of Hampden; a half sister, Dorothy Britton of Old Town; eight grandchildren, Lori , Kevin, Donnie, Paul, Phil, and Kelly Badger, Melissa and Kristen Curry; eight great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a son, Dickie Lee. Friends are invited to call 12-2 p.m. Friday, March 7, 2003, at the Lary Funeral Home, Milo, where funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Saturday, March 8, with Pastor Ron Libby officiating. Spring interment will be in the family lot in Barnard Corner Cemetery.
Traditions of a Milo-ite
BY KATHY WITHAM
Another cold week! Can you believe this weather? I always like to search for the good in every thing or every situation. I can't find much good about this winter at all, but I know my husband would say that the good thing is that it's been too cold for us to want to go anywhere, and consequently we haven't spent any money....or at least not much money, anyhow! That's a good thing. I had to have a major repair job done on my car last week and I guess that it's a good thing I hadn't spent much money all winter because I was able to afford the car repair. Unreliable cars and cold weather are two of my pet peeves so you can imagine the kind of mood I was in last week.
Something that lifted my mood, though, was an e-mail that I got from Karen Durant about her old neighborhood. I remember her old neighborhood very well. I used to baby-sit for the Bailey boys when they lived there and when I was a newly wed I lived in that neighborhood myself. Carroll and I moved back to Milo in 1970 and lived in a little apartment over Bob Jones' Market. I think I've explained in previous columns about that little apartment and how much we loved it. Bob had just renovated that First Street side apartment and we were the first ones to live there after it was done over. Huge windows let wonderful light in our kitchen and living room. There was no window in the bathroom....and the bedroom window had a big Budweiser beer sign that shined in the window until 10:00 at night when Bob closed the store. So, 10:00 p.m. was our bedtime.
Lois and Fred Trask lived just a house or two away from us, and we'd all been good friends for years. Judith and Fay Stevens lived just on the other side of the Frosty Bite and their children were always out having fun in the neighborhood. There was an old couple who lived in the old Davis house on the corner. Their names were John and Noanie Grindell and John used to call me darlin', and he was always giving me advise on one thing or another. That was a fun year that we lived in that apartment. Because I had also spent a lot of time up on the other corner babysitting....I was very familiar with Karen's account of the neighborhood which follows:
O.K. I have to say that I grew up in the best little neighborhood in Milo. I grew up on First Street (now known as Morrill Street) in a house that no longer exists. On our little street, we had Ivy, Kerri and Todd Stanchfield who lived across the street; Sherry, Becky and Chuckie Foss lived next to them and then it was Brent and Eric Bailey on the corner. Beside me lived Julie and Theresa Hatch who had the best pretend kitchen on their porch that you had ever seen. Around the corner was George Morse and all the Sanborn kids. Attached to my backyard was Brian Trask and across the street from him was Chuck Stevens (now those two spell trouble)! Brian and I sold white rocks as I recall. People actually bought some! We all played together as a neighborhood. We had a sliding hill behind the Stanchfield's.
The hill is so grown up now, you probably couldn't even tell how wonderful of a hill it used to be. We could slide almost to Pleasant Street. We also had a bog that was fun to get wet in, as well as catch frogs. My mother would say "Joe, stay out of the bog!" and before you knew it he was soaked. In the winter, we could skate on that pond. We didn't have to go far for our fun. Bob Jones store was right on the corner where we could go buy some
penny candy. We always had a kick ball game or something
going on. There were permanent bases on our side lawn. When I think back to my neighborhood, it definitely can't be beat.
Yes Karen I do remember. I don't know who lives in your old neighborhood now, but I hope that the children who do will have similar fond memories when they are older. The complexion of a neighborhood changes as the decades roll along. The little children who we watched out the windows 10, 15 or 20 years ago are all married now. Their parents are empty nesters, no doubt thinking about selling.... downsizing...making their home ready for a new little family with new little children who will make more wonderful memories to share about Milo in the coming years.
Karen also shared one of her mother's wonderful recipes.
My recipe is a family favorite for all of our birthdays.
Ginny's Red Velvet Cake
1/2 cup shortening
1 1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs (room temp)
2 ounces red food coloring
1 tsp. vanilla
2 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp. salt
2 tsp. cocoa
1 cup buttermilk (room temp)
1 tsp. soda in 1 tablespoon vinegar
Cream shortening and sugar; add eggs whole. Beat until smooth; add flour, salt and cocoa alternately with milk, beat after each addition. Add vanilla and red food coloring. Mix and stir in the vinegar and soda mixture (do not beat) just fold in. Bake in layer pans at 350 degrees for about 35 minutes.
Cook until thick, cool.
Cream 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar with 1/2 cup shortening until sugar is dissolved. Add 1-tsp. vanilla and the white sauce. Beat until frosting becomes thick. Warning: This frosting doesn't come out well on a rainy day.
My recipe for Red Velvet cake is very nearly the same as this one, except I cover with coconut after it's all frosted. Be sure you leave some frosting in the bowl....because you can't imagine how good the licking is.
MOVE AND IMPROVE
BY SUE CHAFFEE
Move and Improve starts on Monday, March 10th! If you have not yet registered it is not too late, in fact, the registration deadline has been extended to March 15th so do it now!! Remember that all registration is on-line at www.moveandimprove.org. Please register under the MSAD #41 site. If you have any problem with on-line registration please contact Sue Chaffee at 943-7346 ext. 208, Kathy Witham at 965-8184 or Kim Morrill at 943-2122. We can assist you with the registration process.
The Move and Improve Kick-Off will be held on Sunday, March 9th at the UM Field House at 1:00 p.m. There will be a 30-minute fitness walk with the Move and Improve team. Come dressed for the weather, they will walk rain or shine!
MSAD #41's Wellness Team is sponsoring a Wellness Fair at Penquis Valley High School on March 20th from 2:00-4:00
|p.m. The fair will be held in the cafeteria and all MSAD #41 staff members, students, and community members are invited to attend. This will be a great opportunity to try some "healthy" snacks, get some great "fitness" tips and receive some educational materials related to healthy living.
Come join the Wellness Team in a great event as we celebrate our participation in Move and Improve and get some great information at the same time. A few of the things being offered include: Smoothies (incl. recipes); Healthy Snacks; Massage Therapy; Herbal Therapy; Yoga; Weight Watchers; Moosehead Adventures; Walking in Milo (complete with maps and mileage); Child Safety and Injury Prevention; Maine Nutrition and Dairy Council; Avon Sports Equipment; Diabetes and Nutrition and even more. Don't miss this event!
KEY CLUB NEWS
BY TRISH HAYES
Due to a scheduling conflict the Election of Officers had to be postponed until Thursday, March 13, 2003. The elections will be held during the regular lunch meeting. Each candidate will give a short speech outlining what he or she hopes to accomplish in his or her term of office. Please join us at 11:19 in the library to show your support of the club! The new officers will assume their duties in mid-April.
The forces werent with us this past week! We had planned to make blood drive calls on Monday evening but the electricity went out. Our follow-up night was scheduled for Wednesday but we were snowed out. Thanks to Andrew Walker we were able to begin calls on Thursday evening and plan to make calls again on Monday evening. If we arent able to reach you by phone to schedule an appointment, please feel free to contact me at 943.7317 to set up a time. Thank you to everyone who has scheduled an appointment or assured us they will donate. Our goal is 50 units. We cant do it without you!
Thanks to Ed Treworgy, Ethelyn Treworgy, Roy Bither, Stephanie Salley and Dennis Dorsey for attending the meeting on March 6, 2003. We were glad to have you there. If you didnt already have the Key Club bell you could have stolen it! The Key Clubbers hope to have 4 members in attendance at the Kiwanis breakfast on March 12th to regain custody of their bell.
Six members, Mr. Dorsey and I will be traveling to Springfield, MA on April 4th to attend the annual New England District Key Club Convention. We have three seniors attending, one junior and two freshmen. Of those attending we will have two new officers who will have the opportunity to receive training to prepare them for their roles. Were looking forward to the experience and hope to come back energized and ready to start the new year!
BY NANCY GRANT
Bangor Daily News MILO December 26, 1949
Milo Man Hurt In Odd Mishap, On Danger List
The name of Lewis Valente, 24, of this town was on the danger list at the Eastern Maine General Hospital, Bangor, tonight following an odd accident on the Schoodic lake road early this afternoon.
Valente was reported injured when a truck he was driving slipped backwards down a hill out of control.
One of four logs on the truck, which extended beyond the tailboard, struck a tree, pushed itself through the headboard and knocked the cab partly off it chassis, Orrin Valente, brother of the injured man, who was riding in the truck, said.
Lewis Valente had the door of the cab partly opened to look to the rear and was pinned in the structure of the cab, Orrin Valente said.
Dr. Allan Woodcock of Bangor said Valente was suffering from possible dislocated hips, possible broken pelvis and shock. Valente was rushed to the Bangor hospital tonight by ambulance, accompanied by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Valente.
| Orrin Valente said the truck was proceeding up the hill about 12:30 p.m. today when it stopped. Then the vehicle started sliding back down the hill, he said, apparently because of the slippery condition of the road.
Orrin Valente got out to see if the logs were likely to hit the road and it was about that time the accident occurred.
Behind them in a car were their cousins, Gardner and John Osgood, and a brother, Henry Valente, who, with Orrin, removed the injured man to Meisner hospital, where he was treated by Drs. John B. Curtis and A.M. Carde and tonight sent to Bangor.
Milo welcomes its National Champion
When the Aroostook Flyer arrived at Milo on Friday, April 6th, 1951, John Decker, (center above), Milo High School Senior and a National Champion stepped onto the platform bearing the trophy he had won in New York, together with a $4,000.00 scholarship and $1,000.00 for Milo High School. Accompanying John was Mrs. Pauline Kealiher, (lower left), English Teacher at Milo High School and Johns coach, who went with him on his trip. Also in the party were: John J. Davis of Bangor and Howard A. Pearce of Portland, representative of Omaha Insurance Company, sponsors of the National Oratorical Contest John won, unanimously, local, State District and National contests with his presentation of an original essay entitled Live Safely-Live Happily. The home folks of Milo and Derby accorded John and his party one of the most rousing welcomes ever staged in town, it being estimated that well over 2,000 people participated.
John is the son of Woodrow Decker who is employed by the American Thread Company in Milo.
PVHS DRAMA CLUB IS PRESENTING
By Neil Simon
March 14th and 15th at 7 p.m.
March 16th at 2 p.m.
Milo Town Hall
Adults - $5.00
Children & Students - $3.00
|BACK ALONG WEATHER
BY NANCY GRANT
From Grammie McClearys weather book.
March 11-Nice day-12° at 7 am and 18° at 9:30 pm.
March 12-Sunny AM-Cloudy PM-10° at 7 am and 22° at 9:30 pm.
March 13-26° at 7:30 am and 30° at 9:30 pm.
March 14-Nice day-18° at 6:30 am and 30° at 9:30 pm.
March 15-Sunny-cold-windy-12° at 7 am and 16° at 9:30 pm.
March 16-Nice day-18° at 7 am and 20° at 9:30 pm.
March 17-Sunny AM-Cloudy PM-6° at 6:30 am and 26° at 9:30 pm.
UP ON THE FARM
BY VALERIE ROBERTSON
What an exciting week weve had here on Sargent Hill Drive! The hatch of all the babies took 3 days, and I think its safe to day that its not very often that a girl goes to school for the first time, and has seven children born, all in the same week, yet thats what Puff Mamas(Puffy)s week consisted of!
On Tuesday, Puff Mama and I went to Brownville Elementary to help kick off Read Across America Week. We arrived to a gym full of children eating the greenest eggs you can imagine! I had Puffy in a covered pet carrier, so the children were intrigued as to what was in the box. Considering I am known as the Chicken Lady, they had a pretty good idea, but I kept Puffy tucked safely inside the box, because truth be told, I didnt have a clue as to how the chicken was going to behave at school. Kirby and I had done our best to get her ready for a crowd by bringing her in the house, setting her on the dining room table, and making noise and quick movements around her. She made it through that training quite well, but I was unsure as to how she would act around dozens of children,
When the children finished their breakfast, they formed a semi-circle around Puffy and me and I began my presentation. I explained that Read Across America Week, is celebrated during the week of Dr. Seuss birthday and that Dr. Seuss was a very important man at my house when my kids were young. We read Dr. Seuss books every day and loved his characters. As years went by, we all referred to odd or funny looking animals as Dr. Seuss dogs or Dr. Seuss birds etc.
I told the children that Puffy was an odd looking chicken and that Kirby and I referred to her as a Dr. Seuss chicken, removed the top of the box and up popped Puffy, as if on cue! The children all laughed and squealed with delight as Puffy turned her head to take in the whole crowd, then jumped up on the front of the box to pose. I was as shocked as the children at the hen. I couldnt have asked for a better show.
I went on to tell the children that we at first thought Puffy was a boy chicken, so her name was Puff Daddy, until she started laying eggs, and pulled out a basket of her green eggs. I set a bowl of cracked corn down in Puffys box, and she jumped down and began eating. I then started to read Puffys favorite book, Green Eggs and Ham, by Dr. Suess, while holding my
|breath wondering what Puffy would do when she tired of eating. My worries were unfounded, as Puffy was a perfectly behaved chicken. She pecked away at the food, lifting her head occasionally to see what was going on, then going back to her treat. I got through the book and then carried Puffy around so that every child could pet her. She was a perfect lady, and never pooped on a soul.( My other big fear!). All in all, things went perfectly and next Tuesday Puffy gets to go to Girl Scouts. Do they have a merit badge for most children?
The picture above show Puffys seven children and one of the Guinea keets. The keet is the teeny one next to the furthest back chick. Five of Puffys babies are black with white breasts and look like tiny penguins. The other two are the color of chipmunks and look a lot like the keets. At one time I thought one of Puffys kids was a giant Guinea baby and was concerned it was a mutant, an X-chicken, but then I realized it had come out of one of the green eggs and I breathed a sigh of relief. You can see the back of its head, in front of the keet, in the picture. I named this chick Shaq, because of its size, and named the other brownish chick Puff Baby, because it was the last one hatched. The five black and white babies still need names, so if the kids in Ms Ks class at Cook School want to come up with five names for black and white chicks, I would love to hear what they are!
All in all, I had 15 babies born
.5 keets, named Sweetie, Peetie, Precious, Pumpkin, and Honey, 3 Bantam chickens named Adam, Eve, and Spud, and 7 of Puffys kids. They are all so cute, and since the Bantams are 5 days older than the rest , they are the bosses of the flock. When I put one of the newly hatched babies in the heated box with the bantams, I kept a divider between the Bantams and the newborn. I kept the wire divider between the chicks until all of the babies were born and could walk around on their own. As soon as I removed the divider, the three bantams ran to their food dish, climbed up on it, and started a rousing game of King of the Food Dish> The newborn chicks didnt seem very scared of the little bullys, as Puffys babies were already bigger that the 3 small Bantam chicks, and the tiny keets figured out how to follow behind their bigger brothers and sisters. When you hear the words Pecking Order, you can bet that chickens live by this social structure, but it can change if one chicken decides to be the Head Chick. Before long, Shaq was the head chicken and peace reigned in the chicken box.
This past week was also eventful for my sweet goats, Ozzy and Jack. I decided they were a bit too fluffy, and that they needed a bit more exercise. I found that the snowmobile trail that goes in front of our house, through the woods down towards Deste Road, made a great walking path. We are quite a group, usually totaling 6 members; 2 goats, 3 dogs and I go trudging through the snow.
Sometimes I can hear a snowsled in the distance, and I take a few steps off the packed down trail into deep, fluffy snow. The goats follow me, thus getting out of the way of the snowsled. The dogs get out of the way and there we stand. I have never once had a rider stop and say anything, but I can imagine the thoughts going through the head of the snowsledder. Its not every day you come upon a woman walking two goats and three dogs in the middle of the Maine woods!
Walking with the goats is a joyful entertaining time. They frolic and leap and kick up their heels, never straying more than a few yards in front of me. If there should be a bend in the path and they lose sight of me, I soon hear the thundering of their hooves on the packed snow and they come barreling back to bump up against me. I laugh often on our treks. I have read
|about people paying a lot of money to go to remote areas and swim with the dolphins, I think I have a lot more fun walking with goats, and its free!
Well, Ive got to go and feed or water something Im sure. If youve lost count, heres the pet tally at the Robertson house: 13 gold hens, all named Kelly; 16 black and white hens, all named Sharon; Puff Mama; Mr. Rooster and Elvis, 3 Bantams named Adam, Eve and Spud, 7 of Puffys children, Shaq, Puff Baby and 5 no-names; 5 keets , named Sweetie, Peetie, Precious, Pumpkin, and Honey; 4 dogs, Heikki, Ziggy, Chunky, and Radar; 3 cats, Lump, Floyd, and Puppy-Cat; and 2 sweet goats named Ozzy and Jack, bringing the grand total to 59, I think. Of course, that doesnt count the 800 or so Red-Worms I have in a tub in the utility room, to compost waste vegetables. And, oh yeah, the ducklings are coming next week!!
THREE RIVERS KIWANIS NEWS
CHILDREN: PRIORITY ONE
The Three Rivers Kiwanis Club meets at Angies Restaurant each Wednesday morning at 6:30 to eat breakfast, enjoy fellowship, hear speakers on various interesting topics, and to share ideas. All are welcome to visit with us. If you would like to join our organization, please contact Janet Richards or any other Kiwanian for an application. We are involved in many worthwhile local projects and would be very pleased to have you participate in them.
MARCH 5 MEETING MINUTES
BY NANCY GRANT, SECRETARY
President Edwin Treworgy welcomed seventeen members on this snowy morning.
Eben DeWitt led us in the Pledge of Allegiance and Paul Grindle said a prayer for peace and guidance.
Virgil Valente read a very inspirational passage with a simple but profound message; children learn the most during their first five years of life; love and teach them well!
Out guests today included Shawn Burke, representing the Key Club (three more members and we would have lost our bell), Pat Ricker, our next inductee, Marie Hayes and Linda OConnor, educators at Milo Elementary School, Jeff Gahagans grandson Colby Wyman, Judy Preble and daughter Jessica, and Jeff Beaulieu and Stacy Beckett (soon to be Stacy Beaulieu) with her sons Tristen and Colin.
Birthday wishes go out to Michelle St. Cyr on March 11 and anniversary congratulations go to Felix and Jan Blinn on the 6th.
Eleven happy and sad dollars were donated today for another new granddaughter (this makes three!), loss of a past Kiwanis Lt. Gov., reading to people, Yankees, good friends, leg injury, and glad Roy Bither isnt a horse!
The Key Club officer elections will be sometime next week. They will help sponsor a blood drive on March 11 with a goal of 50 units to be donated. There are six members going to the convention.
| The Three Rivers News can now be picked up at JDs in Brownville Jct.
There will be a Reading is Fundamental distribution next week.
Chorus rehearsal for the Variety Show will begin on March 24 at 6:30 pm at the Milo Elementary School portable.
Paul Grindle will again be the chairperson of the community calendar this year.
There will be a Board meeting on Thursday, March 6 at 6:30 am at Angies.
March 12 will be a business meeting; Tony Hamlin will speak on the 19th, and Ryan Bradeen will speak on the 26th, a possible evening meeting. Stay tuned for further updates!
Ethelyn Treworgy introduced our guest speaker today, Marilyn Lyford.
When Marilyns son entered school in LaGrange she noticed that the playground equipment wasnt up to date. She, with Dawn Russell and Patty Ottman, organized the Parent Teacher Organization, PTO, and began raising money to go towards new playground equipment. The turkey supper that was sponsored realized $1,000.00 and within two years more than $8,000.00 had been raised. This money was soon used to purchase many new items for the children. As soon as more funds were at hand they bought new things or sponsored additional events for the students. Whatever is raised during the year is spent during that year. The turkey supper was such a success that it has become an annual event, as does their community calendar. A few of the benefits of their tireless efforts include paying for the Scholastic News, an educational paper for children, Reading is Fundamental, field trips, ginger bread house supplies, Halloween party, flying saucers, sleds, video camera, two IMACS, math CDs, a Karaoke machine, and $800.00 towards snowshoes and cross-country skis! A hearty round of applause to all of you for the time, effort, and heart you have given over the years that has done so much good for all the lucky students at the Marion C. Cook School!
Our special guests of the morning were Colby Wyman, Tristen Beckett, and Jessica Preble, first grade students at Milo Elementary School. They enthralled us all with their reading skills and excellent speaking voices! They chose to read Mrs. Mogs Cats, a wonderful book about 26 cats that all lived together. Their next choice was I Was So Mad and very eloquently emphasized the key words! The final reading was a very large book with so many contractions that we couldnt begin to count them all. They sounded a resounding mooooooo in all the appropriate places while reading Bella Lost Her Moo. Thank you, Marie Hayes and Linda OConnor, for accompanying Colby, Tristen, and Jessica to breakfast today!