Three Rivers News, 2005-03-07
MONDAY, MARCH 7, 2005
 VOLUME 4 NUMBER 17
SPONSORED AND PUBLISHED BY THREE RIVERS KIWANIS
& THREE RIVERS COMMUNITY ALLIANCE


2004-2005 PENQUIS PATRIOTS BOYS: THANKS FOR A GREAT SEASON!

Schoodic Lake Ice-Out Contest Tickets will be sold until April 2nd.Ticket Price is $1 per ticket, or 5 tickets for $6. The winner will receive a $100 prize. The earliest entry closest to the actual ice out date and time declared by our judges will win. Tickets are for sale at: Trask Insurance, Milo True Value Hardware, Milo Exxon MiniMart, Reuben's Country Market, Robinson's Fuel Mart, J.D.'s Emporium, The Junction General Store, Green Acres Store, Sebec Corner, LaGrange General Store.

FREE EASTER SUPPER!!!
The Brownville Jct. United Methodist Church invites all to attend their free pre-Easter supper. The meal will be held on Saturday, March 26th, from 4:30 PM-6PM. and will include baked ham, potatoes, vegetables, and dessert.

GARDEN CLUB TO MEET
The Milo Garden Club will hold its next meeting on Tuesday, March 8, at the Milo Town Hall at 1PM. The program will be”Creating a Terrarium”, by a guest speaker from Riverside Florist.

BROWNVILLE LEGION HOSTS YOUTH BINGO

Picture of winners and Legion members Jim Kinson and Phil Flagg

On Saturday, February 26th, the Brownville Junction American Legion sponsored an afternoon of free Bingo for area children. Over fifty children between the ages of five and twelve and

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many parents joined legion members to make this a fun filled afternoon. Both anticipation and frustration were seen on the faces of the children as they waited for their numbers to be called. The children enjoyed twenty two games including a Jackpot and Bonanza game. Prizes were awarded to the winner(s) of each game. Prizes were donated by area businesses and the American Legion. Callers for the afternoon were Jim Kinson, Pat Stone and Phil Flagg.

The list of winners: Justin Valvo, Erin Davis, Candace Barry, Trevor Lyford, Maurice Mahar, Jennie Macomber, Lauren Crocker, Rae Newell, Allison Durant, George Cowing, Emily Neville, Ace Miller, Anisa Witham, Jessica Preble, Michaela Weston, Megan Witham, Crystal Macomber, Hanna Backus, Kirishanna Cook and Emma Taylor. The big winners for the day were Jackpot winner, Michael Witham and Bonanza winner, Taylor Lovejoy. They each won a free membership to the Dover YMCA for a year. The second winner of the Jackpot game was Allison Durant. She won a CD player.

The Legion family would like to the Dover YMCA, Smith's Lunch and Grocery, Milo Exxon and Bailey Lumber for their contributions. We would also like to thank the parents who participated. They were a big factor in making the afternoon an enjoyable one. Proceeds from the sales of refreshments will go into the Legion and Auxiliary's Scholarship Fund.

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THE SPORTS SECTION
BY BILL SAWTELL

PVHS All Time Greatest Basketball Players

At long last after verbal, written, and electronic ballots have been compiled, and in light of relatively recent developments, here are the lists you have been waiting for:

Top 10 Boys
Wally Russell
Jeremy Allen
Larry Worcester
Scott Larson
Matt Pokrywka
David Carey
Gene Brown
Tony Hamlin
Jordan Allen
Troy Chase

Top 10 Girls
Kerri Wiles (Russell)
Erin Weston
Barb Hamlin (Cummings)
Megan Russell
Alyson Ade (Carey)
Suzie Sharrow
April Allen
Lindsay Hamlin
Meg Nisbit (Gerow)
Maria Hamlin

Brownville Junction Railroader Tournament Trivia
Choose the best answer.
1. (a) Carroll Conley (b) Mac Buchanan (c) Jim Richards (d) Dick Norton coached the first tournament team in the new Bangor Auditorium.
2. The Railroaders’ first tourney win came over (a) Milo (b) Guilford (c) Greenville (d) Orono.
3. (a) Denny Harshaw (b) Jack Brown (c) Wayne Kirby (d) Denny Larson scored the most points in one tourney game.
4. (a) Sid Brown (b) Bill Bellatty (c) Jim Rosebush (d) Scott Kirby was known as "Mr. Cool."
5. The Railroaders beat (a) Lubec (b) Milo (c) Calais (d) Greenville in the 1959 EM final.
6. Jack Brown's maroon uniform number was (a) 23 (b) 34 (c) 41 d) 45.
7. BJHS upset (a) Milo (b) Searsport (c) Mt Desert (d) Lee Academy in the 1964 tourney.
8, Denny Larson scored (a) 15 (c) 21 (c) 24 (d) 27 points against Old Orchard in the state final in 1967.
9. (a) Alan Kirby (b) Scott Kirby (c) Danny Sickler (d) Denny Larson was the "hero at Lewiston."
10. The Railroaders last game was against (a) Milo (b) Searsport (c) Sumner (d) Mt Desert.

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

"Rivertown"
Written by Josh Guthrie, Submitted by Bill Sawtell

After 11 years of being a band in Maine, Rivertown decided to go to Nashville to see if they could make music into a career, instead of just a hobby.

In June of 2004 they moved into a long term stay hotel and spent their days and nights at various Nashville hot spots, networking, and getting to know the city and the music business.

Their goal for the summer was the establish connections with industry representatives, which can help lead to an eventual record deal. They found the city to be very welcoming and found

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many opportunities to talk with and perform with many talented and established musicians.

In August, it became clear through industry response that Rivertown needed to stay in Nashville to make a serious attempt at a record real.

They came back to Maine for two months to prepare for the big move. Mike and Ray both quit their jobs, and Josh was granted a one-year leave of absence from his teaching position at Penquis Valley. In October, Rivertown moved back to Nashville with the plan of doing as much as possible to get a record deal in one year.

After considering a variety of offers, the band signed a management contract with Imagineer Management.

In November, Rivertown asked bass player, Sean Martin form Woodbridge VA, who they'd met over the summer, to join their camp. Sean is a talented and experienced bass player who had added much enthusiasm to the band.

Management has helped Rivertown develop and prepare their music for a demo, which will be used to pitch to record labels on Music Row. Many talented Nashville writers have contributed songs for Rivertown to choose from to be on the demo. Rivertown will also be using some of their original songs for the demo.

Rivertown has also been performing on the road in a variety of cities, including, Nashville TN, Mobile AL, Sarasota FL, Fort Campbell KY, to name a few. Rivertown recently had the pleasure of playing for their hometown fans. One their way to Maine for a visit, Rivertown performed in Sean's hometown in Virginia. Then they performed in Brownville and Dover-Foxcroft while here in Maine.

Rivertown has returned to Nashville, and will be in the studio to begin cutting their demo the week of March 14th.

The band is meeting many exciting people and enjoying unforgettable experiences in their pursuit of a record deal. They have been told my many in the industry that the success they've already achieved is unheard of in such a short amount of time. Rivertown is hopeful that their success will continue in this manner. They are also very grateful for all who have given them the opportunity to get where they are now.

MICHELLE MULHERIN RECEIVES PENQUIS VALLEY 2005 MPA PRINCIPAL'S AWARD

Michelle Mulherin, daughter of William and Susan Mulherin of Milo, and a senior at Penquis Valley High School, has been selected to receive the 2005 Principal's Award. The award, sponsored by the Maine Principals' Association, is given in recognition of a high school senior's academic achievement and citizenship.

"Throughout her years at Penquis Valley, Michelle has distinguished herself 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. "She very much deserves this award. She is a pleasure to have in school and is a great role model for the younger students."

Michelle and other award winners and their principals will attend an Honors Luncheon at the Bangor Civic Center on Saturday, April 2, 2005 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, former Maine principals and executive directors of the Association.

The Principals' 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.

Michelle is presently president of the senior class, a member of Key Club, and is editor of the high school yearbook. She was manager of the boy’s varsity basketball team, captain of the girl’s soccer team and is captain of her softball team. She is a member of NHS, has served on the Student Council and various committees at Penquis Valley. She plans to attend Husson College this fall in the marketing program.

READ ACROSS AMERICA
The students at the Marion C. Cook School participated in the Read Across America Celebration on March 2. Children across the country celebrate reading on Dr. Seuss' birthday. Our guest readers shared their favorite books and their love of reading with us. Thank you to Senior Erin Beasley, Queen Kelley, Nurse Chaffee, Trevor's Aunt, Kathryn Zwicker (and Red), Mrs. Farrar , Miss Val, (Bandit and Sandy) and Mrs. Wright for joining our celebration. Our wonderful PTO provided a beautiful cake baked by Susan Mulherin. Thank you to the SAD 41 kitchen for the punch.

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MOVE AND IMPROVE

Just a reminder that Move and Improve officially starts on March 6th. You may register on-line at www.moveandimprove.org until March 21st. Take this opportunity to join MSAD 41 in this great effort to Move and Improve. Spring is coming! If you do not have internet access you may register by calling me at 943-7346 ext. 208. Leave a message on voice mail if I am not available and I will register you.
Sue Chaffee
M & I Site Coordinator

The Milo District Schools
By Lloyd J. Treworgy
Continued Part XLIX

The Primary School
The Primary School in any system, district, consolidated or S.A.D. – is that part of the system where, if anywhere, love exists between pupil and teacher. The world as yet hasn’t presented its evil, frustrating face for the most part and there is a desire to learn. Oh, that doesn’t mean that there is no test of wills – only that the word “hate” hasn’t yet come to mean something ugly and vicious.

Yes, there will be early a testing of wills.

Flossie Gilbert remembers the day when fire broke out somewhere around Dr. Snow’s on Highland Ave. Fire is a lodestone toward which boys especially are impelled to plunge pell-mell.

And so it was on this day. The boys wanted to go; the teacher said “no”. So Lawrence Hamlin and Arden Cooley jumped out of the window and went anyway.

“The teacher was pretty mad,” Flossie remembered. “She kept them after school.”

And after that? Ah, that’s where the clashing wills came in for their final testing over that issue. And I wouldn’t bet an inflated penny on the success of the scholar wills!

Nellie McLaughlin remembers when she came out from Lakeview to Milo to live and started to school in the Primary building.

“I had never learned to use pen and ink in Lakeview,” Nellie said.

So she learned at the Primary School how to insert the penny steel pen into the cork penstock and dip it into the inkwell.

“I got ink all over my hands and it wasn’t easily washable,” she recalled. “They gave us blotters with advertising on the back to blot our writing.”

Well, most students today have never learned to use pen and ink either. They jumped over the era of fountain pens to Ball Pens, which do not blot. They might not even know what a blotter is!

Mrs. Arthur Carey, Sr., remembers that she came up to Milo from Kenduskeag about 1905. There weren’t any grades in Kenduskeag at that time. Lillian Bell took her into her own second grade seat. Seats back of the desks were wide enough for two persons then. Mrs. Carey doesn’t remember how she made it in class.

“I was always the youngest in the class,” she said, by way of explanation.

She does remember that Pearl Morrill, later Mrs. Oscar Hamlin, skipped a grade and was promoted to one of her classes later.

One of the teachers in the period after 1910 was Martha Gould. Martha graduated from high school in 1910 and was teaching in the Primary School in the teens after a short stint at the Milo Junction School in 1913.

“My favorite scholars?” she said, repeating a question. “They were Luthan Crosby, Roy Sturtevant, Edson Pineo, Joanna Harris and Elizabeth Thompson.”

And there were two others – Ruth Pineo, a very affectionate girl and Irene Greenough who studied hard to make up for her difficulty in learning.

“Irene,” said Martha “was one of the best readers I ever had. I taught her in the third grade. It was hard for her lo learn but she applied herself until she mastered the subject of reading.”

Martha’s prize scholar was Luthan Crosby.

“I could always depend on him for an answer,” she said. “When company came, I always showed him off to them.”

Along with Luthan, Roy Sturtevant ranked as a prize scholar.

Lala Hughes remembers Roy’s status as a prize scholar.

“Roy sat in front of me (that would have been in the third grade). He would sometimes turn around and look at me. Then Martha would move him to the back of the room. Then I would turn around and look at him.”

Childhood looks, childhood affection, yes, the Primary School was the place where the world was beautiful and everything around even including the teacher was good. Given two or three more grades, say in the Grammar School, and childhood fantasies would be gone and life would begin, just begin to show up as a frustrating sojourn!

During the time I was just speaking of, Martha Ghelan (later Gould) was teaching the third grade in the Primary School. Olivia Doble taught the second grade and Minnie Paine (later Mrs. Jim Dean) taught the first grade. W.H. Sturtevant was a quick-tempered man. Martha remembers one saying of his:

“A little elbow grease goes farther than a little love!” By “elbow grease” he could have meant that which went into propelling the strap on its instructive way to the bottom.

The Grammar School
Most of the experiences that marked the grammar school have appeared earlier in this account. Several that are particularly pertinent haven’t been told.

I have mentioned the reports of cheating that appeared from time to time and Agnes Sawyer’s categorical statement that “There always has been and always will be cheating.”

The one instance of her own cheating, Mrs. Arthur Carey, told me.

It seems that she couldn’t do a certain example and decided to take a short-cut. So she asked the girl directly in front of her for the answer and got it. HOW she got the answer, she didn’t bother to figure out – for the moment.

By some quirk of poetic justice, she was sent to the blackboard to put this example on, with the responsibility of later explaining it. She put it on, with the ill-gotten answer and returned to her seat with the others.

While her classmates were being called on to explain the process they had used, Elsie (Mrs. Carey’s given name) was frantically trying to learn the process she would need to know in order to explain it. Or – or what? Maybe the strap?

But the girl ahead of her didn’t know.

“I got it from (and she named the girl beside her)”. And the girl beside her had gotten it from a girl farther along in the side row.
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While Elsie was beginning to perspire with dread and the call for explanations came nearer and nearer, the American Thread whistle blew. That was the signal for the class to come to a close.

“It was my one and only experience with cheating,” Mrs. Carey said.

How the experience affected the girl in front of her and the girl beside her, who had also cheated – there is no way of knowing, not knowing who they were.

I mentioned that Elsie MIGHT have gotten the strap. Strapping was not only for the male sex in those days. It was for ALL who were smart Alecky or who broke rules. And teacher made the rules – sometimes on the spot, if some hitherto uncoded breach of rules occurred. Since teachers were mostly women they had no particular compunction with regard to girls. Only men teachers would have felt a tenderness for girls.

Lillian Bell was a case in point. Lillian lived on Clinton Street just beyond the corner of Curve Street. She had a flair for humor it the humor could escape the teacher’s eye. Mrs. Carey remembers this one, too.

One day Lillian got on her hands and knees when the teacher was otherwise occupied, and crawled up and down the aisle. Emboldened by getting away with it, she tried it again, a little later. Her eyes being on the floor, as is apt to be the case with quadrupeds, she didn’t see the teacher quietly approaching her desk. But the teacher was waiting for her when she got up off the floor and marched her down front and strapped her.

And then there were the Donald twins. No one could tell them apart. Sometimes they may not have known themselves, which one was which, in the morning after waking from a sound sleep. They swapped seats freely and teacher could never tell if either or both or neither was in the wrong seat.

One of them, however no one seems to know which one, pressed his luck too far. He got up and did a quiet little dance in the aisle when he thought the teacher wasn’t looking. She was! So she came up the aisle voicing the judgment: “I’ll teach you how to dance!” And she took him into the entry and taught him. Those inside could hear the strap descending and knew from then on that dancing in the aisle wasn’t for school hours.

There was the matter too, of the tooth that came out prematurely. Hazel Monroe recalled that.

It seems that Hazel and another girl were erasing the blackboards. Something happened, maybe a dropped eraser that needed retrieving. Anyway, both stooped over at the same time. Some part of Hazel, hand or head, hit the other girl in the mouth and knocked out a baby tooth. The girl started to cry.

“What are you crying for?” Hazel remembers saying. “Now you won’t have to have it pulled.”

“I know,” wailed the other girl, between sobs, “but I wanted to put it under my pillow for the tooth fairy!”

Let it not be thought that the other girl was naïve or lingering too long in her childhood at the grammar school. Hazel apparently didn’t think of that.

Ending up the recollections of the grammar school on a nostalgic note:

Nellie McLaughlin showed me a card with Jane Jones’ name signed on the back – a card given, presumably for good work or punctual attendance. Nellie remembers with what eager anticipation scholars looked forward to Friday afternoon when Jane read a chapter, perhaps two of some story if the class had earned it by good behavior and application. Jane was a very good reader, a beautiful woman and one of the best teachers Milo ever had.

MILO FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY NEWS
By Judith Macdougall
Another week gone by! My how time flies, and time for another column of what’s happened at your library and with its staff. We had a very busy day on Monday. Snowstorms are good for library business. Lots of patrons came hurrying in for books and most took out several to tide them over a day to be spent inside. We also had quite a few teens in to use the computers.

We don’t know why this was such a busy computer time for them but they were out in force at the library. Maybe the first day after the February vacation they had reports to do that required research. They busy themselves, and we don’t have to pay too much attention unless someone is waiting to use a computer. If the computers are all busy, we check our sign-up sheet to see if anyone has been on a half hour or more. If so, we then ask that patron to release the computer within five minutes to the one waiting. So far, everyone has given up their computer pleasantly.

Thursday Pam and I attended a Tri-Counties librarian meeting at the Thompson Free Library in Dover-Foxcroft. Nancy Grant, library director at Penquis Valley High School, presented a technology program to the six librarians present from Dexter, Dover and Milo. It was a small group this month, but convenient, as we shared laptops for the presentation. Nancy showed us all how to access Portaportal.com to help students hone in on the exact research answers they need for their reports. We were all interested to know this site was available. Nancy also gave us lists of questions that we could use to help students discover exactly what they wanted to research. She also explained the Rubistar-what students have to do for reports to meet or exceed the teachers’ standards. Although these findings would be more important for school librarians, Pam and I were very pleased to have some knowledge of them in order to be able to help students in doing research with our available resources. It was a very interesting and informative program that Nancy presented.

One other item we learned about was the Wikipedia, a free encyclopedia. This encyclopedia is unusual in that anyone can edit it so it has to be evaluated as one reads it. Nancy said that users who are interested in a certain subject may check it daily. Pam typed in Scrapbooking which was of interest to me, but there are all sorts of subjects. It would be fun to check your hobby or whatever and add facts that would be of interest to others.

After the presentation there was time for individual questions and Pam and I asked about the use of DSL in order to have the computers faster and better for our patrons. We were concerned that we might not be able to retain MSLN (Maine State Library Network). Several of the librarians assured us it was possible, and we were told to check with the circuit rider for our district. Pam and I were very pleased to get the information from such reliable sources.

Books for our book sale keep coming in, and we are very pleased to receive them. We have also had donations of audio and video tapes too which we plan to sell then. The proceeds from the book sale will be used for our DRAGONS, DREAMS AND DARING DEEDS summer reading program so we are very pleased with donations and look forward to you as buyers on June 11.

Library Winter Hours
Mon.-Weds.-Fri.--2:00-8:00
Saturday 2:00-4:00
Telephone 943-2612

CREATIVE WRITING CLASS BEGINS THIS WEEK
Submitted by Victoria Eastman
Because March came in like a lion, MSAD #41’s Adult Education Creative Writing Class was unable to meet. So, the first of eight weeks of story and poetry writing begins this Tuesday, March 8, from 6-8 pm at the Penquis Valley School Library. To pre-register, please call 943-7317 or register the first night of class.

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ANNOUNCEMENT-WRITE-IN CANDIDATE
For MSAD #41 School Board of Directors from Milo.
Ron Vick would like voters of the Penquis area to consider him for write-in candidate for the school board. He has a 5-year-old daughter who is beginning her schooling and he feels he’d be a positive influence on the Board. He feels a Board member should support the administration as they implement school policy as well as the new mandates for our schools. Please consider writing in Ron Vick on March 15.

Traditions of a Milo-ite
By Kathy Witham

Out of the frying pan into the deep freeze! A little twist on the old cliché. We've been to Florida where the weather was superb....for the most part. It's hard to get a stretch of 12 days, anywhere, that you'd consider perfect. We went with our daughter and her family to the sunny south for an extended vacation. Leaving before school was officially out for vacation; we beat the crowds by a few days and, fortunately, caught the best weather.


Here are grandchildren Josh and Brianne with me and the Grinch!

Because we've not been able to take an extended vacation for so many years, because of our obligations here at home, we hadn't traveled by plane since before 9/11. We'd heard many heightened security stories, but hadn't experienced any of them ourselves. We did experience it on this trip...going from airport to airport with stops in between gave us many opportunities to be searched and scrutinized. We felt that the most thorough search took place right here in Bangor, Maine. I was the only one targeted and pulled out of line to be more thoroughly searched. Figures!! The gentleman who pulled me aside said, "What kind of a weapon do you have in your bag, ma'am?" Stunned, I racked my brain to think what the culprit could be....through the x-ray it looked like a long spear shaped weapon. Turned out to be an oral thermometer. At the last minute, I had thrown the thermometer and some children's Tylenol and Robitussin into my bag of meds. As it turned out we never needed them, but in my mind it paid to be prepared. You can't imagine the things that I lugged around the eastern seaboard that I could just as well have left at home. What I did need, and didn't think to bring, were Band-Aids.

Carolyn had made the arrangements for our accommodations while in Florida. We rented a house. What a beauty it was! Our cousins, the Clarks, had done the same thing last year when they went to Florida with their children and Karen had said it was "the way to go." The house had all of the amenities of a home away from home: master bed and bathroom suite, three other bedrooms with another bath, den, living room, dining room, fully outfitted kitchen, laundry room, two car garage with big pool table and air hockey games, pool and hot tub under a screened area attached to the lanai. It was in a safe neighborhood in Clermont, Florida which is about eight miles from the Disney complex. The rental by the day wasn't nearly as expensive as hotel rooms to accommodate all of us would have cost.

We had stayed at a condo on a previous trip to Florida, but didn't really take full advantage of being able to eat in. The kids were teenagers at the time and preferred eating fast food. The pool wasn't close by, and it really wasn't warm enough to do much swimming, so we didn't spend much time at home. This time we took full advantage of our nice kitchen and the opportunity it afforded us to save money. We had our choice of nearby Super Wal-Mart, Publix or Winn-Dixie grocery stores, so we bought groceries and ate many of our meals right at home. We even made sandwiches at home and took them into the parks in backpacks...which they say is a no-no, but nobody said anything to us. All bags were searched going into Disney parks, too, so they knew we had food with us.

Eating out in the Orlando area is quite expensive...especially for a party of six. We did, however, have reservation times at the Rainforest Cafe in Animal Kingdom and at a buffet at Fort Wilderness. We also had dinner one evening at the Nascar Cafe on City Walk at Universal. Because I always get a kick out of eating out at Cracker Barrel, we planned one night that I could go there. Cracker Barrel always has a lot of Coke memorabilia that I love to paw through. I found a green glass Coke sugar and creamer that I just had to have. The best part was that it was on sale. Shopping was limited to a few souvenirs for my grandchildren and the Coke things. Flying definitely has its drawbacks...one of them is space to bring things home. My husband didn't see that as a drawback.

There were a few observations that I made while away from home: Children of all color and creed get cranky by 8:00 at night. To keep them out later than that is pointless...You are the only one who cares if you've got your makeup on or if you have a tan...There is always someone more overweight than you...Teaching your children "line" etiquette before leaving for a vacation in Orlando is a necessity...Waiters and waitresses expect you to use your manners...Buying your Disney tickets on-line from an agent other than Disney themselves is a waste of time and possibly a huge waste of money..don't do it!! Stepping on a plane in Bangor, Maine in the winter and stepping off a plane in Orlando, Florida a few hours later is like magic...Never go to a theme park in clothes that absorb water and don't dry easily (tissue paper toilet seat covers adhere like glue to wet butts)...always expect the unexpected in the surreal world of theme parks (and take in as many 3D movies as you can)...oranges picked and eaten straight off the tree are succulent beyond belief...you can't dodge heavy traffic in Florida so don't even try, just go with the flow; to do otherwise is a waste of energy...It's more fun to go to the Magic Kingdom with children...Don't skip Sea World because it's older than the other parks because it's

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beautiful there, and fascinating besides...Thoroughly consider the warnings at Mission to Space at EPCOT Center before going on the ride...ESPN Weekend at MGM was overrated, but playing Who Wants to Be A Millionaire with Bruce Jenner was lots of fun...and finally, being able to see the lights of Montreal, Burlington, Schenectady, Albany and Hartford all at once (from 40,000 feet) is incredible, indeed.

Here's a famous Florida recipe. Key Lime Pie

1 can sweetened condensed milk
1/2 cup lime juice
1 cup sour cream
1 Tbsp. grated lime rind
2 drops green food color
1 cup whipping cream, whipped
1 8" graham cracker crust
Stir together condensed milk (NOT evaporated milk) and the lime juice. Fold in the sour cream, lime rind and food coloring. Pour into crumb crust. Chill. Garnish with whipped cream. Yummy!

Got Clutter?
It’s time for Spring cleaning. Any of those toys, household items and furniture that you’ve been collecting in your attic, cellar or shed can be donated to P.E.T.S. for their annual Spring yard sale on Saturday March 19, 2005. By donating your items to P.E.T.S. you will be promoting recycling and helping to reduce the overpopulation of companion animals. P.E.T.S. is the local, all volunteer, non-profit 501 (c) 3, organization that offers a reduced cost spay/neuter program for those that qualify. Last year our Spring yard sale was a huge success due to the generosity of the Dover-Foxcroft Fire Dept. for letting us have access to their facility and due to tremendous community support. Don’t forget about our “Weekend Getaway for 2” at the Bar Harbor Motel, 2 nights and four dinners. Tickets on sale at “Cup and Easel” Main Street, Dover-Foxcroft or from any of the P.E.T.S volunteers. Volunteers will be at Shaw’s, in Dover-Foxcroft, Saturday, March 5, Walmart’s, Saturday March 26, and Saturday April 5 at Shop n’ Save in Dexter. Drawing for the “Getaway” is mid-April so don’t wait to get your tickets. Great dining and a pleasant weekend await the lucky winner. REMEMBER ….paw through all that clutter and call any one of the P.E.T.S. volunteer’s to make arrangements for pickup or drop-off. Sue Slate, 379-2809, Sally Sue Pearson, 876-2752, Phyllis Dyer, 564-8072, Julie Gallagher, 943-5083, Mary Shapleigh, 564-8092. Donations can be sent to P.E.T.S., P.O Box 912, Guilford, 04443. And all donations or items are tax deductible and official receipts are available upon request.

IN MEMORIAM
HAZEL VAN TASSELL EMERY WEYMOUTH
MILO - Hazel Van Tassell Weymouth, 83, wife of the late Alfred Weymouth, died March 2, 2005, at a Dover-Foxcroft nursing home. She was born July 3, 1921, in Houlton, the daughter of John Manzer and Iris (Powers) Van Tassell. She attended Houlton schools, and was a graduate of the University of Maine in 1943. She later returned to the University and earned an MLS in 1974. Mrs. Weymouth taught school at Vanceboro High School, Bridgewater Classical Academy, LaGrange High School, Calais Memorial High School, Houlton High School, Milo High School, and Piscataquis Community High School. She was a member of the Maine Teachers Assoc., National Education Assoc., National Retired Teachers Assoc., Piscataquis Retired Teachers Assoc., a member and past president of Omicron Chapter, Delta Kappa Gamma, a member and past president of the Ayuda Club, a member of Military Street Baptist Church in Houlton; a

communicant of Park Street United Methodist Church in Milo, and a member of Daughters of Union Veterans, the Joseph P. Chaisson American Legion Post No. 41 Auxiliary, and Aldworth Chapter No. 39 OES. She is survived by a daughter, Karen J. Emery and her companion, Steven A. Clark, of Saco; a granddaughter, Heather L. Braxton and her husband, Raymond, of Saco; a grandson, Jason M. Hult of Saco; three great-grand-children, Owen Hult, Aaron Braxton, and Emily Braxton, all of Saco; several nieces and nephews; and many dear friends. She was predeceased by a sister, Lois Stackhouse; three brothers, Manley David Van Tassell, Fred Hartley Van Tassell, John Manzer Van Tassell Jr., and her first husband, Joseph O. Emery. Spring interment will be in Evergreen Cemetery. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to the Susan B. Komen Maine Race for the Cure, P.O. Box 3283, Brewer, ME 04412.

William F. Stanhope
Spokane, Washington
Graveside services were held for William F. Stanhope, 78, at Zion Hill Cemetery in Clayton, Wash. Mr. Stanhope, who was born in Brownville, Maine, on September 8, 1926, died Tuesday, Feb 1, 2005. He was a resident of the Spokane area for 20 years. He was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War. He retired from the U.S. Postal Service in Seattle. He was a member of Clayton Grange and Veterans of Foreign Wars in Spokane and a member of the Genealogy Society of Spokane. Survivors include two sisters, Evelyn Johnson of Spokane and Marion Stanhope of West Hartford, Conn.

CONSISTENCY AND PERSISTENCE REAPS REWARDS!!
Photos and information courtesy of Gary Barnes
www.alaskaoutdoorjournal.com
SOLDOTNA, ALASKA - Todd Mountain was lucky enough to have a few weeks off during the Derby and put the time to good use. It seems like people were seeing him everywhere as he fished for the variety necessary to qualify for the Straight Flush (The angler must catch and enter a rainbow, dolly/char, landlocked salmon, northern pike, and lake trout.). He did achieve that too but lost out to his rival, Steve DeVito, in a last minute tabulation of entries. But Todd does have something to show for his efforts. His 8.06 pound laker taken last week was the derby winner for the Lake Trout OPEN division. That fish also took the 4th week biggest fish award. And his 6.64 pound laker took the 3rd week biggest fish. Plus, to top it off, the one day 5th week on Monday allowed him to bring in this 6.38 pound lake trout as the largest entered for that one day week. Not a bad derby after all.
Todd is the son of Lewis and Rita Mountain of Dover-Foxcroft and the grandson of John and Eileen Willinski of Derby.
He and his wife Jeannie have resided in Alaska for a number of years. He is employed by the Wildlife Conservation Department in Soldotna.

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K. OF C. DISTRICT FREE THROW CONTEST
Submitted by Walter Oakes
The Milo-Brownville Knights of Columbus are pleased to announce that we had seven out of 10 winners in the District Free Throw Contest held Saturday, February 26, in Dover-Foxcroft. Winners for the 10-year-old’s were Laura Gray and Klay Stevens; Kristyn Chapman for the 11-year-olds, Miranda Conklin for the 12-year-olds, Morgan Royal and Kiel Larson for the 13-year-olds, and Kristopher Foss for the 14-year-olds.

These winners will compete in the State Free Throw Contest in Old Town on Saturday, March 12, 2005.

Left to right: Kristyn Chapman, Miranda Conklin, Morgan Royal, Kristopher Foss, and Kiel Larson. Absent: Laura Gray and Klay Stevens.

FISHING DERBY AT EBEEME POND
Contributed by Kay Webb
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2005 – CUB SCOUT Pack 111 spent the day at the lake enjoying the sunshine and doing a little angling, and

COOKING DOGS!!

Clockwise - Kenny Tarnoczy, Jarod Webb, Mike Surdick, Jack Webb, Lisa Eichel, and Josh Eichel.

WE’RE LOST!!! (Actually we’re found).
Both of these pets have been taken to P.A.W.S., in Milo. Joseph, the cat in the bottom photo, was found at the Knight’s Landing end of Schoodic, and Digger, the beagle, was found running on the Schoodic Lake road, near the old Searles Farm. Digger is a small un-neautered male beagle. He has a red collar and is a wonderful little fellow. Someone must be missing him!

Joseph is a beautiful, large, male, grey and white tiger cat. He is friendly and a wonderful companion who also must be missed by his family.

If you recognize either of these two, call Valerie Robertson at 943-2324.

CALLING ALL COOKS!!!(AND FOOD LOVERS!)
Three Rivers Kiwanis and P.A.W.S has teamed up to present the area with a unique way to welcome Spring.
On Saturday, March 19, 2005, from 5-6:30 p.m.,
we will hold the
First Annual Chili/Chowder Contest.

THE EVENT WILL TAKE PLACE IN THE DINING ROOM , AND WILL PRECEDE THE SENIOR PLAY, WHICH WILL BE PERFORMED UPSTAIRS IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE CONTEST. THE WINNERS OF THE CONTEST WILL BE ANNOUNCED DURING THE INTERMISSION OF THE SENIOR PLAY.

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