||Three Rivers News, 2004-03-09
TUESDAY, MARCH 9, 2004
VOLUME 3 NUMBER 18
SPONSORED AND PUBLISHED BY THREE RIVERS KIWANIS
& THREE RIVERS COMMUNITY ALLIANCE
WELCOME BABY BOY RUSSELL !
Russell Lee Ames joined the family of Melvin Ames, III and Kimberly Royal of Milo, Maine on February 5th, 2004. He weighed 9 lbs. 3 oz. and was 21-1/2 inches. Also welcoming Russell was his siblings Lil , Mel, and Heaven. His maternal grandfather is Terry Royal of NC and his paternal grandparents are Melvin and Pamela Ames JR of Guilford, Maine.
A SURE SIGN OF SPRING!!!
Mike Comeau, at Three Rivers Redemption and Feed, would like to let you know he has Pro-mix potting soil, seeds, and pots available for your entire seedling needs.
A 3.8 cubic ft. bale is only $17.99, and if you buy 5 or more, each bale is only $15.99.
Mike has a great selection of pet supplies, including Iams, Eukanuba, and Pro-Pac food.
Mike is located at 16 West Main St., in Milo, and is one of the area merchants who make it easy to shop locally!
METHODIST CHURCH NEWS
By Carolyn Sinclair
Seventeen ladies met at The Restaurant on Thursday for breakfast. We enjoyed our time of fellowship and laughter. We serenaded Gloria Lutterell on the occasion of her birthday.
The regular meeting of the United Methodist Women will be held on Thursday, March 11th, at 7:00 PM, at the Park Street Methodist church. All Methodist Ladies are cordially invited to attend this time of fellowship and refreshment.
The Nurture, Outreach, and Witness committees will meet on March 22, at 7:00 PM. Our Monday Morning Prayer group is doing a Lenten study and anyone interested is welcome to join us at 8:00 AM on Monday morning.
AMERICAN LEGION POST #92
KIDS FREE BINGO WINNERS
BROWNVILLE JCT: Bernard Jones Post #92 American Legion would like to thank all the terrific people who participated in our 2nd Kids Bingo event held Saturday, April 28. We had 33 fantastic children from Kindergarten through 6th grade that played, trying their luck for the many great prizes that our local businesses so generously donated. It was great fun watching the expression on the children's and parent's faces as the child got closer and closer to winning the prize.
The winners were: Jake McSwine, Dylan Rhoda, Travis Hassell, Tiffany Gagne, Dale Gagne, Crystal Mills, Skylar Seavey, Shania Tucker, Emily Emery, Jessica Clement, Sarah Willinski, Leah Word, Danielle Word, Danielle Roberts and Georgia Goudreau. The door prize was won by Taylor Lovejoy. The Jackpot game (the prize was a free year youth membership for the YMCA in Dover) was won by Georgia Goudreau. Congratulations to all the winners. Legion Commander Jim Kinson would like to extend his thanks to all Legion and Auxiliary members who helped and to the parents who brought their children to spend the afternoon with us. We would also like to thank all the area businesses for their generostiy. Without them we would not have been able to offer this opportunity to our local children. Thank you.
Picture: l to r: Legion member Pat Stone, Jackpot winner, Georgia Goudreau, and Legion Commander Jim Kinson
Register for Move and Improve
By Sue Chaffee
Move and Improve starts this Sunday, March 7th, but registrations will still be accepted until March 14th. You may register on-line by going to www.moveandimprove.org and following the directions.
If you do not have access to the Internet please
contact Sue Chaffee at 943-2122 or 943-7346 ext. 208 and I can register for you.
There are several walking events scheduled throughout the Move and Improve Program this year. For the Bangor area they are as follows:
Kick Off Walk: March 7, 2004 1:00 p.m. at Husson College Newman Athletic Facility.
Winter Walk: April 3, 2004 9:00 a.m. (same place)
Spring Walk: May 1, 2004 9:00 a.m. (same place)
Finale Walk: May 29, 2004 9:00 a.m. (same place)
Walks will be held outside, please dress appropriately for the 30 min. organized walk.
You could win a free M & I logo item at the end of the walk. (25 random walkers will receive an item.)
Join MSAD #41 once again in this great opportunity to improve overall wellness.
STATEMENT OF POLICY
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MEALS FOR ME MENU
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., MARCH 2 TUES., MAR. 9
||BAKED STUFFED VEAL, BOILED RED POTATOES, CORN OBRIEN, LEMON PUDDING
BAKED HAM, SWEET POTATO, PEAS, FRUIT COCKTAIL
|WED., MARCH 3 WED., MAR. 10
||CHICKEN STEW, TOSSED SALAD, FRUIT COCKTAIL DESERT
LIVER AND ONIONS, MASHED POTATO, SQUASH, CHOC. PUDDING
|THUR., MARCH 4 THUR., MAR. 11
||HOMEMADE BAKED BEANS, HOT DOGS COLE SLAW, GINGERBREAD W/ TOPPING
B-B-Q- PORK ON A ROLL, CARROT RAISIN SALAD, FROSTED CAKED
|FRI., MARCH 5 FRI., MAR. 12
||SEAFOOD CASSEROLE, BROCCOLI, SLICED PEARS
MAC & CHEESE, BEETS, TOMATOES, PINEAPPLE CRISP
|MON. MARCH 8 MON. MAR. 15
||SHEPHERDS PIE, GREEN BEANS, FRUIT WHIP
CHICKEN BURGER DELUXE, POTATO WEDGES, CUKES, PEANUT BUTTER COOKIE
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 6:15PM
BINGO STARTS AT 6:15 AND ENDS AT 9:30
SEE YOU THERE!
BY BILL SAWTELL
Choose the best answer.
1. (a) Joe Davis (b) Joe Searles (c) Charlie Allen (d) Adna Thomas had rich chocolate milk.
2. Ralph Berg's dog was named (a) Lightning (b) Rover (c) Thunder (d) Moosehead
3. Bray Rolfe liked his (a) cars (b) golf clubs (c) baseball cards (d) pipes
4. Rodney Ross came from (a) New Brunswick (b) New York (c) New Jersey (c) Ohio
5. Max Cohen came from (a) Russia (b) Germany (c) France (d) England)
6. Lefty Strout's first name was (a) Bill (b) Tom (c) Jack (d) Arthur
7. The Lewis mill made wooden (a) utensils (b) bowling balls (c) furniture (d) signs.
8. (a) 150 (b) 167 (c) 249 (d) 347 boat licenses were sold in Brownville in 2003.
9. The stage was on the (a) south (b) west (c) north (d) east side of the Grange Hall.
10. The covered bridge was in place for (a) 25 (b) 37 (c) 48 (d) 58 years..
Answers: 1-b 2-c 3-d 4-c 5-a 6-d 7-a 8-c 9-a 1-d
SERVICES AND EVENTS
AT THE UNITED BAPTIST CHURCH
SUBMITTED BY JANET RICHARDS
"THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST" MOVIE
*WEDNESDAY, MARCH 10TH - Meet at the church at 5:45 pm to car pool to the Spotlight cinema in Orono to see "The Passion of the Christ" (7:00 movie time).
*SATURDAY, MARCH 13TH - Meet at the church at 8:45 am to car pool to the Spotlight Cinema in Orono to see "The Passion of the Christ" (10:00 am movie time) Tickets are available by calling the United Baptist Church 943-5500. There is no charge for the tickets, but an offering will be taken at the theater.
*NEW 4:30 PM WORSHIP SERVICE!
Starting Sunday, March 14th we will be having a new late afternoon
service in hopes of reaching more people in our community. The service will feature about 30 minutes of praise and worship music led by our worship team along with the same message that we have on Sunday mornings.
*NEW SERMON SERIES:
"EXPERIENCE THE PASSION!"
Sundays 9:00 am and 10:30 am and 4:30 pm
March 14 "Experience Pure Love"
March 21 "Experience Complete Forgiveness"
March 28 "Experience Ultimate Wholeness"
April 4 Easter Cantata: "Because He Lives" (AM only)
(4:30 service will have a sermon)
April 11 EASTER SUNDAY "Experience Everlasting Life"
"THE PASSION, THE PURPOSE, AND THE PERSON OF JESUS CHRIST"
This 3 week video and small group gathering after will allow everyone to discuss their thoughts and feeling about the movie and to find answers to their questions. The schedule is as follows:
*SUNDAY, MARCH 14TH , MONDAY, MARCH 15TH, AND WEDNESDAY, MARCH 17TH -
Supper (prime rib and turkey) at 6:00 PM followed by session one video, "The Passion of Jesus Christ" and small groups.
*SUNDAY, MARCH 21ST , MONDAY, MARCH 22ND, AND *WEDNESDAY, MARCH 24TH -Supper (pork tenderloin) at 6:00 PM followed by session two video, "The Purpose of Jesus Christ" and small groups.
*SUNDAY, MARCH 28TH , MONDAY, MARCH 29TH, AND WEDNESDAY, MARCH 31ST -
Supper (lasagna) at 6:00 pm followed by session three video, "The Person of Jesus Christ" and small groups.
Please feel free to call the United Baptist Church at 943-5500 and speak to Pastor Ernie Madden if you have any questions.
Watch for more upcoming and exciting events in the near future.
AREA SCHOOL NEWS
From Brownville Elementary School
Third, fourth and fifth graders at Brownville Elementary School are working on their Brownville History projects. Projects are due on April 12, 2004. Awards will be presented on Brownville History Day, April 15, 2004 at lunchtime.
Projects will be on display and visitors are invited
to join us for lunch. William Sawtell has been spending a great deal of time with the third and fourth grade students discussing Brownville History. If you would like to come for lunch please contact Mrs. Witham by 8:30 on or before the 15th.
The 5th grade in Brownville had a visit from the owners of the Caanan North kennel, Terry Knowles and Margie Williams.
The couple brought their sled dogs and explained mushing to the class.
They also talked about the care and training involved with sled dogs before giving a demonstration. They left also websites for them to follow the Iditarod race in Alaska. The children really enjoyed the visit.
Milo Elementary School News
"Knotice to Knitters"
Milo Elementary students in grades 3,4, and 5 have signed up to participate in the Click, Clack club. This after school group will be meeting with Mrs. Gnodde and Mrs. Lavigne and learning how to knit.
Students will be provided needles and materials for the classes . We are looking for donations of needles or yarn. If you have supplies that we might use, please call the school ( 943-2122) and let us know.
THE NEXT MEETING OF THE MILO PTO WILL BE MONDAY NIGHT, MARCH 15TH AT 7:00
P.M. AT THE SCHOOL. ANY AND ALL PARENTS, FAMILY, FRIENDS, AND STAFF OF
MILO ELEMENTARY STUDENTS ARE ENCOURAGED AND WELCOME TO ATTEND. IT IS
WONDERFUL TO HELP OUT AT YOUR CHILD'S SCHOOL AND WE HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!
Mrs. Jan Smith reading to Cook School Children
Cook School News
Read Across America
The Marion C. Cook school students and staff celebrated Dr. Seuss' 100th birthday on March 2. Six wonderful readers joined us for the NEA's Read Across America event. Everyone was decked out in slippers and cuddled their favorite stuffed animals as we listened to our fabulous readers. We thank Mr. Walker, Katharyn Zwicker, Val Robertson (and Bandit), Mrs. Maggie Robinson, Queen Kelley and ABC 7 News Director, Jan Smith for sharing their favorite books and their love of reading with us.
The students were excited to see themselves on Channel 7 news that evening. We enjoyed a wonderful cake decorated with the Cat in the Hat and honoring Dr. Seuss created by Susan Mulherin. As always our thanks go to the LaGrange PTO for sponsoring our event. Special thanks to Tina Johnston for donating and decorating the cake
for Jan Smith to take back to the Channel 7 studio.
The students have been collecting Pennies for PAWS. The grade 4 and 5 students were very proud to present their first donation of $21.00 to Val on Tuesday afternoon.
Note to the Cook School Kids:
Bandit and I were so pleased to read to you! I was so amazed that many of you knew who he was and were so excited to see him. I know how much you all value books and reading When you love to read life will always be more fun!!
We can’t ever tell you how much it means to us that all of you students care about animals and are so supportive of PAWS. When I told my friends at Kiwanis about your “Pennies For Paws” campaign, the people setting at the table with me all gave me money in your honor, and before I knew it the $21.00 dollars you gave, added to the $20.00 Miss K. gave, grew to $123.00 ! I used that amount to begin the “Buy our Animal Shelter “ fund and we are on our way to making a permanent home for our homeless animals!!!
Thank you all so much for being so wonderful!!
Terrific Kids Assembly
On March 5, JOSH GRAY, SABRINA FADILLAH and MACKENZIE MOREL were honored as Terrific Kids. Ms. Ivy said that Josh has had a wonderful week. He is helpful to others and works hard every day. He has been doing some excellent writing. We also celebrated Josh's 8th birthday.
Mrs. Carter thanked Sabrina for being wonderful every day. She is a nice friend and kind to others. She has been writing outstanding summaries.
MISS K. recognized Mackenzie for working diligently on her MEA's. All the fourth grade and 5th grade students have been putting forth their best efforts on their exams this week. Mackenzie has been especially focused. She is also a true friend and role model.
Bus Student awards were given to Rachael Baker, Laura Gray and Justin Moulton. Congratulations to all of our Terrific Kids.
Mrs. Ingrid Langley from Prevention Partners, Inc. did a presentation about the proper way to brush teeth. Her puppet, Mr. Choppers helped with the demonstration. Further information about Preventive dental services has been sent home with the students. Mrs. Carter's class sang an upbeat song about the "Declaration of Independence" to conclude our assembly.
Quote of the Week:
"Might as well like yourself. Just think of all the time you have to spend with you." (Jerry Lewis, movie) Submitted by R.H. (anon)
P.E.T.S. To Have Outside-In Yardsale
P.E.T.S. mission is to promote and assist in the spaying of female and neutering of male animals, to encourage and teach the proper treatment of all animals and to assist in the prevention of cruelty to them. Spaying and neutering reduces the overpopulation and needless euthanasia of companion animals in our shelters Help us make this event a success. We are in need of items and cash for our “Outside-In” spring yardsale, Saturday March 20, storm date Sunday March 21, 8a.m. - 2p.m. at the Dover-Foxcroft Fire Station. Please call 379-2809 or 564-8092 for item collection.
Editors Note: There has been some confusion about PETS and Paws. (Understandably!). PETS is a wonderful program that has been around for many years. These dedicated girls raise money to help pay for part of the cost of having a person’s pet spayed or neutered. They have members from Dover, Guilford, and East Corinth. We at PAWS work with PETS and we have the same goal: NO MORE HOMELESS PETS!!! So if you would like to contribute items to their yardsale, give me a call at 943-2324 or Julie Gallagher a call at 943-5083, and we will arrange to gather the items up!!!
Traditions of a Milo-ite
BY KATHY WITHAM
If Walls Could Talk is one of my favorite shows on HGTV (Home and Garden Network on Channel 30 on the cable). Folks who are ripping out walls in their old homes during renovations find interesting artifacts that give some indication as to the history of the home....and sometimes mysteries are solved regarding the old home's former inhabitants. We could have filmed a segment of If Walls Could Talk last weekend right here at our home on Elm Street in Milo. My husband made a great find in the walls of our recently gutted dining room.
The day started out much like every weekend day has for the past few weeks. With a coffee cup in one hand and his chin in the other, my husband stands in the middle of the dining room assessing the situation, deciding which job to tackle next. The room is a blank canvas because it's torn right down to pretty much bare ceiling, bare walls, and bare uncarpeted floor. There were, however, pesky pipes that ran right up the inside of the room. The last time we did the room over he boxed those pipes in, but this time I want a square room without all of those angles disrupting my furniture
placement. "Why would anyone build a house with pipes running right up through the room?" he queried. The answer to that question was pretty obvious to Dad, who commenced to give Carroll a little history lesson on the plumbing. When he was a kid there was no bathroom in this house. There was an outhouse out in the shed and he said his mother would pull a galvanized tub out into the kitchen on Saturday nights for the three little boys to bathe in.
We quizzed Dad about how long this "roughing it" went on before Grampa Horne had the bathroom installed in the upstairs. "Well," Dad said now rubbing his chin, "I'm thinking that maybe I was six or seven years old." In just a few minutes Carroll was yelling from the dining room, "I think I've found a clue!" Dad and I hurried in to find Carroll trying to straighten out an old crumpled up, dog earred, newspaper that had been stuffed up in the area of the pipes that were up in the ceiling. Excitedly we searched for the date: May 3, 1923....Dad had turned six on April 21, 1923. What an amazing long term memory that man has.
The pipes couldn't run up an outside wall because there wouldn't have been insulation in those old walls to keep the pipes from freezing in the winter. Which begs the question....why didn't they run them up an inside wall? That one is a little harder to answer. The only answer we could come up with was that they didn't want to disrupt the dining room walls in the renovation. They could drill a couple of little holes in the ceiling, and then a couple more through the floor into the cellar....thread the pipes down through and not disrupt the paper or paint or any of the decor of the dining room itself. I'll bet there are many old houses in this town that have or had pipes running down the inside walls of first floor rooms.
When we did our old open chamber room over into a beautiful bedroom, we found the name of the builder scrawled in pencil on one of the beams in that room. It said, Fred Gould June 7, 1898. Another thing that we found once during a renovation was a picture of an Indian. Dad was thrilled with that find. He remembered the narrow poster hanging in his room. The colors were still quite vivid. We located a stationery box filled with my grandmother's black and white negatives and another narrow box that Christmas cards had come in that was filled with things my great-grandmother had saved....obituaries, birth announcements, etc. The boxes filled with negatives and paperwork weren't hidden in the walls like the old newspaper and Indian picture were, but they were found tucked away in a corner in the attic. If Walls Could Talk....great show and great fun in your own house.
But back to the old May 3, 1923 newspaper. It was a Portland Press Herald paper and it was a Thursday. The page was mostly financial business, but I did get a big kick out of the editorial cartoon. Some things never change. There was a fairy sort of woman running through a garden watering plants. The caption was "The Spring Perennials Are Up." The perennial garden was a mixture of cleaning implements like a push broom and a scrub brush, a set of golf clubs, a pair of tennis rackets, and a baseball bat and glove. Ah yes, spring had sprung in 1923, much like it springs now. There was also quite a few stories on the front page about Bowdoin College's baseball team and the errors they had made at a recent game.
When we moved into this house I found a few great little cookbooks of my Mammie Horne’s. One of them was a little Fleishmann's Recipes cookbook. The copyright on it is
1916. I thought it might be fun in this Easter season to give you the Hot Cross Buns recipe out of that book.
Hot Cross Buns
1 cake Fleishmann's Yeast
1 cup milk, scalded and cooled
1 tablespoonful sugar
3 and 1/4 cups sifted flour
1/4 cup butter
1/3 cup sugar
1/4 cup raisins or currants
1/4 teaspoonful salt
Dissolve yeast and one tablespoonful sugar in lukewarm milk. Add one and one-half cups flour, to make sponge. Beat until smooth, cover and let rise until light, in warm place, free from draft - about one hour. Add butter and sugar creamed, egg well beaten, raisins or currants, which have been floured, rest of flour, or enough to make a moderately soft dough, and salt. Turn on board, knead lightly, place in greased bowl.
Cover and set aside in warm place, until double in bulk, which should be in about two hours. Shape with hand into medium-sized round buns, place in well-greased shallow pans about two inches apart. Cover and let rise again - about one hour, or until light.
Glaze with egg diluted with water. With sharp knife cut a cross on top of each. Bake twenty minutes. Just before removing from oven, brush with sugar moistened with water. While hot, fill cross with plain frosting.
The recipe further directed me to page 28 where there was this recipe for Plain Frosting.
1 cup fine powdered or confectioners' sugar
2 tablespoonfuls milk or water
1/4 teaspoonful vanilla
Add just enough liquid to the sugar to make a moderately thick paste. Owing to difference in sugar, the exact amount of liquid necessary cannot be determined. Water will make a more transparent frosting than milk.
Helpful Cooking Hints:
(Submitted by C.K. Ellison, 2004)
1. Crumble and dry leftover raisin bread. Keep dried crumbs in a glass jar (refrigerate). Use to make bread pudding. The raisins are already in it.
2. Crumble and dry leftover sprouted wheat bread. Keep dried crumbs in a glass jar (refrigerate). Use to make stuffing for chicken or turkey.
3. Keep leftover bacon fat in the refrigerator.
When making Hermits (cookies), use bacon fat instead of shortening. Makes the cookies soft and moist.
Milo Free Public Library News
BY JUDITH MACDOUGALL
This week we have been reorganizing the non-fiction stacks in the reference room downstairs. Of course, we did not get it all done this week. It will probably take us the whole month of March (if not even more time). Nearly two years ago ( I was shocked at how fast the time has gone) the non-fiction books and the stacks were moved downstairs. I told myself we would have it all straightened out in a matter of months, but I didn’t realize just how many months would go by before we got back to it. We want to have the non-fiction books with Dewey numbers all in order, and the newly processed non-fiction books that are now on the table
all set on the shelves before the Kiwanis Kids Korner will again be meeting downstairs sometime in April. Well, we always work better with a deadline, don’t we ? Along with our reorganizing of the non-fiction shelves, we have also moved our classics books downstairs. Due to a lack of space upstairs, we needed to make more room and chose this way to do it. Except for the most popular classic titles such as Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities or Oliver Twist, and our juvenile classics, the rest are downstairs. The staff will be very glad to assist anyone to find the classic titles they need.
I did something a month ago that I haven’t done before. I accepted a preview box. I have had many, many calls from companies asking if they could send me a box of juvenile books to look at (preview) in hopes that I would buy lots of their books. After making a selection to keep, the librarian boxes up the leftover books and UPS takes the box away. All expenses of shipping are paid by the book company. While talking to the representative for Lookout Books, I realized that I was familiar with their book companies. She said they would be sending books from Lerner and Raintree, and I knew these companies had excellent books. I made the decision to let her send us a box to try. They were lovely books with very recent copyright dates. Pam and I had a hard time selecting books because we wanted to keep the whole box. However, we managed to narrow our selection down to 17 out of the 44 books sent and boxed up the rest. UPS promptly came by for them . It wasn’t hard at all.
Two of those books have been selected as memory books. Grizzly Bears was given in memory of Gail Wood with funds donated by Joan Bishop, Ann Chenery, Cidy Eames and Patty Ricker. Lewis & Clark was given in memory of Lawrence Ricker with funds donated by Robert and Gloria Burns. The rest of the books we chose are listed below. They were purchased with our Caldwell Fund money. Bring your children in to enjoy these interesting new books.
TRUCKS DANIEL BOONE-juvenile biography
COBRAS CRAZY HORSE-juvenile biography
LIONS FREDERICK DOUGLASS-juvenile biography
THE AZTECS THOMAS JEFFERSON-juvenile biography
THE EGYPTIANS BENJAMIN FRANKLIN
THE ROMANS THE VIKINGS
Library Winter Hours
NANCY LEE CARTER
NEW YORK CITY, NY Nancy Lee Carter, 58, passed away February 23, 2004 at NY Cabrim Hospital. Nancy graduated from Foxcroft Academy. She was an airline stewardess for TWA for many years. She later sold real estate in New York. Nancy was the daughter of Marion and Damon Carter (deceased) from Brownville
Jct. She was also predeceased by a brother, Ronald Carter of Conn. She is survived by half brothers, Gerald Butterfield of Brownville and Kenneth Stone of Florida, nieces, nephews and friends. Burial and graveside services will be in the spring at Pinegrove Cemetery in Brownville Jct.
DONALD DELANO "SKIP" STUBBS
BRUNSWICK - Donald Delano "Skip" Stubbs, 57, died Tuesday, March 2, 2004, at his home. He was born April 2, 1946, in Brunswick, the son of Donald Merrill and Jeannette Rose Therrien Stubbs. He graduated from Brunswick High School in 1965. He married Deborah Turner Tome in 1981. Mr. Stubbs was employed at The Times Record for 24 years, until retiring in 1987. He later worked for GRelectric and Favreau Electric. Surviving, in addition to his wife, Debby, are a daughter, Lisa Marie (Stubbs) McDermott and her husband, David, of Topsham; a son, Dann Michael Stubbs and his wife, Jenniffer, of Altamonte Springs, Fla.; a brother, Ronald Stubbs and his wife, Nancy, of Topsham; two sisters, LouAnn (Stubbs) Hunton and her husband, John, of Bowdoinham and Donna (Stubbs) Roth and her husband, Jerry, of Nassau Bay, Texas; three grandchildren, Joshua Delano McDermott of Topsham, Madison Anne and Cooper Delano Stubbs of Altamonte Springs, Fla.; a niece, four nephews and several cousins. Charitable donations in his memory may be made to American Cancer Society, 1 Main St., Suite 300, Topsham, ME 04086.
EDITORS NOTE: Skip was a valued member of the “Sebec River Rats”. His sense of humor and love for his camp will forever leave an impression on the people who knew him. None of us will ever forget the parties at their camp. Our thoughts and love go out to Debbie.
DAWN M. EWER
BROWNVILLE JCT - Dawn M.Ewer, 38, wife of Dennis M. Ewer,died February 29, 2004, at her residence. She was born February 4,1966, in Ware, MA, the daughterof Donna (Larson) Ellery. Dawn had been employed as a bank teller. She is survived by her mother, Donna Barnett and her husband Roger of Brownville; a daughter, Miranda L. Conklin and her father Rick Conklin, both of Brownville; a sister, Doreen Y. Ellery of Milo; 2 uncles, Carl H. Larson and his wife Beatrice of Hardwick, MA, Lars Eric Larson and his wife Maryann of Ware, MA. She will be remembered by 2 special friends, Theresa Hall of Derby and Stacey Slagle of Brownville. Memorial contributions may be made to an education fund to benefit her daughter Miranda, at United Kingfield Bank, PO Box 188, Milo 04463.
JOSEPHINE L. RUSSELL
BROWNVILLE - Josephine L. Russell, 83, wife of the late George F. Russell, died March 1, 2004, at her residence. She was born November 15, 1920, in Merrill, the daughter of Roy and Ella (Cassidy) Bragdon. She is survived by 3 sons, Roger of Brownville Jct, Zadoc of Brownville, and Wayne of Oakfield; 1 brother, Reginald Bragdon and his wife Jacqueline of Brownville; 2 sisters, Rita Burpee of Smyrna Mills, and Mildred White of Oakfield; 8 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren. She was predeceased by a son, Leeman, and 2 brothers, Paul and Roy Jr. Spring interment will be in the family lot in Brownville Village Cemetery.
MORE AREA BIRTHS
A daughter, Erin Paige Metzger, was born to Kristy Ann and David Jeffrey Metzger of Old Town on Feb. 17, 2004 at Easter Maine Medical Center. Maternal grand- parents are George and Star Hazlett of Brownville Junction. Paternal grandparents are Tom and Lome Metzger of Woodland Park, CO. Great grandparents are Andrew and
Alberta Boucher of Garland, Jennie Chapman of Bangor, Esther Mae Margus of Johnstown, PA, and great great-grandmother Ferne Burtt of Woodstock, NB.
A son, Jacob Wayne Reed, was born to Laura Armstrong Reed and Todd Reed of Dover-Foxcroft on Jan. 15, 2004 at Eastern Maine Medical Center. Maternal grand- parents are David and Laverne Armstrong of Parkman. Paternal Grandparents are Bruce and Carol Leed of Abbot. Great grandparents are Lawarence Palmer of Dover- Foxcroft and Adolph and Rita Mattson of Milo. Jacob joins brother Joshua.
MEN’S BASKETBALL LEAGUE NEWS
BY VALERIE ROBERTSON
More than 75 men have signed up to participate in the Penquis Basketball League. With a range in ages from 13 to 49(OR SO), the league promises to provide some “old school” as well as “new school” entertainment.
The games are played on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6-9 PM, and Sundays from 3-9 PM. Schedules will be published on a weekly basis in the Three Rivers News. Be sure to get out and witness the action, and perhaps it’s a good idea to take in a game as soon as possible, as the “old-school” players seem to be a bit prone to injury. I think this is because they try harder.
The league is organized and run by Tony Heal and this year the addition of a “real” ref will help keep the games flowing smoothly. Philip Andrews, an alumnus of Penquis Valley basketball, has attended Referee’s school and will provide some much appreciated continuity and fairness to the officiating.
Good luck to all, and if the past years are any indicator of the level of entertainment, the games will again provide a welcome respite from the doldrums of mud season. Anyone is welcome to come to the PVHS gym and watch the games. Because the fellows are so enthusiastic, the language is sometimes a bit colorful, so be forewarned. Admission is free, and believe me, you get your money’s worth.
Thanks to Myke Hunter for providing me with the stats!!
BRIAN HEAL JR.
TEAM # 3
BRIAN HEAL SR.
TEAM # 4
TEAM # 5
TEAM # 6
TEAM # 7
Top 10 Scorers
1-Justin Allen 40ppg
T2-Jordan Allen 34 ppg
--Devin Perkins 34 ppg
4-Tony Heal-28 ppg
--Travis Ellis-25 ppg
T7-Chucky Ames-20 ppg
-- Jeremy Allen-20 ppg
-- Nathan Allen-20 ppg
-- Wally Russell- 20ppg
Top 10 Assists
2-Ryan Yeo - 8
3-Mike Weston 7
3-David Chase - 7
3-Wally Russell- 7
7-Tony Heal- 6
7-Joey Kane - 6
9-Brian Wiles- 5
Top 10 Rebounders
1-Travis Ellis-18 rpg
2-Ryan Larrabee-15 rpg
2-Chucky Ames-15 rpg
6-Tony Heal-12 rpg
6-Jordan Allen 12 rpg
8-Dave Chase-11 rpg
9-Chet Gillis 10 rpg
9-Chucky Stevens-10 rpg
Team 8 1-0 98 PF 76 PA
Team 6 1-0 81 PF 73 PA
Team 2 1-0 80 PF 75 PA
Team 4 1-0 69 PF 54 PA
Team 3 0-1 78 PF 81 PA
Team 1 0-1 76 PF 98 PA
Team 7 0-1 75 PF 80 PA
Team 5 0-1 55 PF 69 PA
THIS WEEK’S GAMES:
TUESDAY, MARCH 9TH- 1 VS 6 AT 6PM
2 VS 5 AT 7:30 PM
THURSDAY, MARCH 11TH 3 VS 8 AT 6 PM
4 VS 7 AT 7:30 PM
SUNDAY, MARCH 14TH 4 VS 6 AT 3 PM
2 VS 8 AT 4:30 PM
3 VS 7 AT 6 PM
1 VS 5 AT 7:30 PM
THE DAY THAT MILO CRIED
IN MEMORY OF CHRIS HOWARD
By Margaret H. Peters
The sun shone bright that winter day
The sky a cloudless blue
The feel of Spring was all about
And hope was ever new
But in our town a sadness came
And tears were not denied
A loved one’s gone, her journey o’er
And how our dear town cried!
Her caring ways, her vibrant smile
A help to all she met
Such beauty in her very soul
A friend one won’t forget
The angels sang with out stretched arms
The day she left us here
We loved her with unmeasured pride
But oh, our hearts were heavy
The day that Milo cried.
March 3, 2004
BENJAMIN FAULKINGHAM RECEIVES MPA PRINCIPAL’S AWARD
(Milo) Benjamin Faulkingham, son of Mark and Elizabeth Faulkingham of Brownville and a senior at Penquis Valley High School, has been selected to receive the 2004 Principal’s Award. The award, sponsored by the Maine Principal’s Association, is given in recognition of a high school senior’s academic achievement and citizenship.
“Throughout his years at Penquis Valley, Ben has distinguished himself in the classroom, on the playing field, and as a leader in the school and the community,” Principal John Robinson noted in announcing the award. “He very much deserves this award. He is a pleasure to have in school and is a great role model for the younger students."
Ben and other award winners and their principals will attend an Honors Luncheon at the Bangor Civic Center on Saturday, April 3, 2004 at 1:00 p.m.
The Honors Luncheon recognizes these outstanding students with the presentation of an individual plaque and the awarding of five $1,000 scholarships in the names of Horace McGowan and Richard W. Tyler. Mr. McGowan and Mr. Tyler were former Maine principals and executive directors of the Association.
The Principal’s Award is presented in more than 141 Maine public and private high schools by member principals of the MPA, the professional association, which represents Maine’s school administrators.
S.A.T. Prep Course At Penquis Valley
By Gini Foss
Prepare for the SAT. This course is designed for the student who wishes to take the SAT with confidence and a solid understanding of how to approach various types of questions. Total course instruction is twenty-four hours;
with time divided between math and verbal sections, helpful hints, scoring procedures, and practice SAT’s.
Location Dates Time:
Classes will meet 4-7 PM at Penquis Valley High on Mondays and Thursdays for four weeks. Verbal-Mondays in room 3, Math-Thursdays in room 11, begins on March 22nd.
March 22nd March 29th April 5th April 12th
March 25th April 1st April 8th April 15th
The date for May SAT is May 1, 2004.
Enrollment Deadline for the SAT Prep course at Penquis is: March 15 with Mrs. Foss in the Guidance Office.
Fee: $70.00 plus cost of text, Cracking the SAT, published by Princeton Review. ($25.00 with CD) The books will be ordered upon registration.
Fee due upon registration in the Guidance Office. Checks may be made out to Penquis Valley School.
(This course requires a minimum number of registrations.)
BROWNVILLE POT-LUCK SUPPER
The Brownville Community Church will host a potluck supper and scotch auction on March 13, 2004 at 5:30 P.M. Please come and enjoy the evening. We have great "stuff" for the auction. Bring a favorite casserole and a friend.
COUSINS CELEBRATE FIRST BIRTHDAYS
Brooke Jayden O’Connor, daughter of Ryan and Casey O’Connor, was born on February 15, 2003 in Oceanside, California and seventeen days later, on March 4, her cousin Megan Elizabeth O’Connor, daughter of Michael and Jody O’Connor and little sister of Emma Susan, arrived in Bangor, Maine.
Brooke enjoyed opening gifts at her home in Oceanside on her special day before coming to Maine. She was joined by family and friends for another celebration at her Grammie Grant’s home in Milo on February 28, 2004.
Megan had a big birthday celebration on March 6 at her home in Glenburn with lots of family and little friends.
HAPPY “1ST” ANNIVERSARY
TO OUR BOSSES
Congratulations to Chuck & Joi on a very successful 1st year at “The Restaurant”.
Thank you for being the special bosses that you are and may you have many more years of success.
BACK ALONG WEATHER
From Grammie McCleary’s weather diary.
9th-Cloudy-38 at 12° noon.
10th-Partly Cloudy-40° at 12.
11th-Rain then snow 2 to 3 in. windy pm-32° at 12.
12th-M. sunny windy cold-12° at 12.
13th-M. sunny windy cold-26° at 12.
14th-Snow rain in evening-26° at 12.
15th-Cloudy windy all night-26° at 11 am.
THREE RIVERS KIWANIS NEWS
CHILDREN: PRIORITY ONE
The Three Rivers Kiwanis Club meets at The 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 Nancy Grant 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 3, 2004 MEETING MINUTES
SUBMITTED BY NANCY GRANT, SECRETARY
President Joe Zamboni welcomed twenty-one members, Key Club treasurer-elect Danielle Graves, and Roger, Deanna, Kenny, and Dave from the Orono/Old Town club.
Roy Bither led the Pledge of Allegiance and Paul Grindle wished Ed Treworgy a successful surgery in his prayer.
The Orono/Old Town newsletter was circulated.
Happy anniversary to Felix and Jan Blinn on March 6!
Happy dollars were donated today for cousin Neil; article about Joe, and Mr. Horne’s 89th birthday. Many dollars were donated for Ed’s recovery from his heart operation.
Trish Hayes told us about the Key Club’s fund raising event last week that culminated in a get together on Saturday. They, along with other district Key Clubs, raised enough money to feed five children for a year. Officers for the upcoming year were elected on March 1, President-Lindsay Small, Vice President-elect-Kylie Palmer, and Treasurer-Dani Graves. The candidates for secretary had conflicting schedules so this office will be decided at the March 11 meeting. Kiwanis members Don Harris, David Walker, Val Robertson, and Edie Miles attended the meeting. Officer training will be in April. The Key Club is sponsoring a blood drive on March 9 and is striving to surpass 50 pints of blood.
Joe told us that restroom facilities might be needed at the waterfront park especially after the gazebo is built.
Kathy Witham said that more male voices would be welcome. Rehearsals are on Tuesday nights at 6:30 in Stephanie Gillis’ classroom. There is still plenty of time to enter an act!
The First Annual JSI Charity Golf Tournament, planned for August 6, is open to everyone. The entry fee of $150 per person could be from a sponsor or paid by the individual.
It was decided to return to having only one business meeting each month starting with April. We held two per month during January, February, and will do the same this month.
March 10 is a scheduled business meeting and on March 17 Felix and Jan Blinn will speak about their recent trip to Japan.
Neil Hamlin, speaker co-chairperson for March, paid homage to one of our members by saying that Cousin Murrel is the smartest man he knows! Neil then introduced our speaker for today, Milo Water District Superintendent Kevin Black.
New water lines have replaced the antiquated ones in about 75% of the side streets in Milo with the remaining lines to be put in soon. The largest project to be completed is down Elm Street. On April 1 a bid will be awarded and construction should begin by May 1. Kevin told us that this is a huge project and people should expect delays once the operation starts. The cost for this construction from Main Street to the DOT garage is $706,000. The ideal situation would be to have the water and sewer lines put in together and have the road redone at the same time. Unfortunately this will not occur as the grant money for the water lines has to be used this year or it would be lost. The sewer lines will be replaced when the Department of Transportation is ready and then the road construction can be finished. This may not happen until 2009. One advantage of tearing up the existing roadway is that the original concrete does not have to be replaced after the water lines have been put in. This entire operation is a $3,000,000 project with the town paying $1,000,000 over a 30-year period at 0% interest.
And yes, the water and sewer rates will increase by 26% but over a 10-year period. The sewer system needs a lot more work but at this time 30% of the town has new sewer lines and 60% of the town has new water lines.
The new pump station has been completed which means better fire protection for the Main Street properties because of the 50,000 gallon well under the building. It also means a 30% increase in hydrant water flow.
Val Robertson pointed out that many older citizens have had problems with water freezing inside their homes during the cold spells experienced this season. They truly appreciated the help they received from the employees at the water company. Kevin said they were glad to help as long as it didn’t involve cutting any water lines! Countless citizens have probably repeated his next statement, that Milo could use at least three plumbers!
Thank you Kevin for your candid update.