Three Rivers News, 2005-08-29
MONDAY, AUGUST 29, 2005
 VOLUME 4 NUMBER 42
SPONSORED AND PUBLISHED BY THREE RIVERS KIWANIS
& THREE RIVERS COMMUNITY ALLIANCE



MILO RECREATION DEPT. OFFERS YOGA &
FITNESS CLASSES

On Wednesday August 31 the back-to-school session of exercise
starts up at the Milo Town Hall. Each week Cindy Herbest
will offer 2 classes.

5:15 - 6:00 CARDIO CRAZE, an aerobic workout designed to burn calories and strengthen the body. Please bring hand weights and body balls will be introduced later in the session.

6:00 - 7:00 YOGA, the 'can't go without' routine that your body craves! Learn how to strengthen tone, improve flexibility and deal with stress with this 1 hour class. Non-intimidating but so beneficial.

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Please join me and bring along a yoga mat and a toss pillow or cushion.
Cardio Craze - $20.00 for session .......Walk-in - $4.00
YOGA - $35.00 for session.......Walk-in - $6.00
Treat your body and your pocket book with both classes - $48.00. For more information call 943-2630
Boy Scout Troop #115 Accepting Sealed Bids for 1+ Cord of Firewood
Boy Scout Troop #115 of Milo graciously received 1+ cord of 4' length dried firewood from Felix and Jan Blinn. We are now accepting sealed bids. Bids are due by October 3, 2005. The wood will be delivered within the Penquis Area two weeks after the winner is notified. Please send sealed bids to Troop #115 c/o P.O. Box 218, Milo, ME 04463. Money raised will be used to help fund Troop activities. Please call 943-7326 if you have any questions
The Marion C. Cook School will be holding an Open House on Monday, August 29, 12:15-1:15. We hope to see you there.

ATTENTION BACK-TO-SCHOOLERS
With the start of school just a few short days away, it may be helpful for new folks in the area to know that school secretaries will be back in their offices to deal with new student registrations beginning August 15th. The office hours for the school secretaries will be 8-3, M-F. The contacts are as follows:

Brownville Elementary (K-6) - Kathy Witham, Secretary - 965-8184
Milo Elementary (K-6, including LaGrange 6th Graders) - Susan Keith, Secretary - 943-2122
Marion C. Cook Elementary (K-5) - Nancy L. Grant, Secretary - 943-2196
Penquis Valley (7 - 12) - Gini Foss, Guidance Secretary - 943-7346, ext 204
Student Services - Laurie Bell, Secretary - 943-5629

STATEMENT OF POLICY
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207.943.2324
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10 Belmont St.
Milo, Maine 04463
207.943.5809
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ROBERTSON-JOYNER

Katie Vail Robertson and Eric Michael Joyner were married on August 20, 2005, at a perfect ceremony at the Milo Gazebo. The beautiful Sebec River was a wonderful background, as well as the wedding party's entrance route. Captain Bobby Ellison commandeered the Butterfly Barge, AKA The U.S.S. Hobbstown. While Michelle Tardiff Melanson, accompanied by her Husband Tim, sand "Harvest Moon", by Neil Young, the boat appeared from under the train bridge.

The barge landed at the park and off stepped The Butterfly Prince and Princess, Colby Koelsch and Morgyn Mcarthur Golden. Colby carried the rings and Morgyn strewed flower petals.

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The wedding party paraded up the ramp, across the bridge and to the Gazebo. Eric, accompanied by his Mom and Dad, crossed the bridge and Eric turned to await Katie. Katie, her Mom and Dad, along with her Mom's best friend, Valerie Thompson Robinson and her son Zach, accompanied Katie across the bridge and left her in the hands of Eric.

Janet Horne Richards performed the ceremony as the capable photographers, Karen and Mike Clark clicked off exquisite photos.

After a champagne toast and wedding cake, the bride and groom were chauffeured in a car driven by Katie's Uncle, Joel Vail. After a trip around The Loop, the car headed to the couple's home on Stickney Hill in Brownville, where, beneath the stars, a party was held in their honor.

There is an African saying, "It takes a village to raise a child", but in this case, it took one to get Katie married. Katie and Eric want to thank her Aunt Tammy and Cousin's Jody and Jenny for their help, along with Dottie and Don Brown, Murrel Harris, Freddie Trask, Guy Heal and everyone who had something to add to their special day. It was perfect!

WELCOME GRADY JAMES VANIDESTINE

Murrel and Laurel Harris of Milo and Edward and Mary Vanidestine of Brewer are very proud to announce the arrival of their new grandson. Grady James was born on August 19, 2005 at the Blue Hill Memorial Hospital. He weighed 9 lbs. 3 ozs. and was 22 1/2 inches long.

The proud parents are Ed and Tina Vanidestine of Brewer. The great grandparents are Gertrude Ellison and Nat Harris of Milo and James and Catherine Collins of Brewer.

Climb The Ladder To Successful Bond Investing

Diversifying your portfolio, generating income and possibly adding some stability to your holdings are just a few of the many reasons to invest in bonds. But choosing the best bond investment strategy can sometimes be a bit tricky. Whether you are a seasoned fixed-income investor or have never bought a bond, a laddering strategy can help reduce volatility and avoid concentrating reinvestment risk in your portfolio.

First, let's look at how bonds work. When you purchase a bond you essentially make a loan to the government or a company, called the issuer. In return, the issuer pays you interest on your money. Then, when the bond reaches maturity the issuer repays you the face value, or principal amount of the bond. Now that you have the essentials, let's look at a strategy you can possibly apply to your own portfolio.

To begin a bond laddering strategy, you purchase equal dollar amounts of bonds with different maturities. For example, let's assume you have $50,000 to invest. You can create a laddered portfolio by investing $10,000 each in bonds that would mature in 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012 and 2014.

When the first bond reaches maturity in 2006, you would take the principal that you receive, which is typically the face or maturity value of the bond ($10,000) and reinvest it in bonds that mature in 2016. You would continue this system of reinvestment each time your bonds come due.

A strategy that concentrates in a narrow maturity range might force an investor to reinvest into a very low interest rate environment. In contrast, a laddering strategy lets you reinvest gradually, maintaining a portfolio of bonds earning different interest rates. Let's say the first bond you invested in has reached maturity and it is time to reinvest the principal. If market interest rates are currently higher than the coupon on the maturing bond, you will probably be able to reinvest the principal at a higher rate of interest. Conversely, if interest rates are lower, you most likely still have a significant portion of your bond portfolio - those that have not yet matured - invested at higher coupon rates.

The interest or coupon rates associated with bonds are important because one of the main reasons many people invest in them is to generate income. Most bonds pay interest semiannually, so in the example above you could select bonds that made payments in different months of the year. This would provide you with steady income throughout the year that could cover living expenses.

Bonds can be a good choice for providing diversity and adding income to your portfolio. If you are looking for a simple and systematic approach to investing in them, you might want to think about using a laddering strategy. Talk to your financial consultant about risks associated with investing in bonds and see if they might be a good addition to your investment mix. If you would like to receive the publication, Investing For Income - A Complete Guide To Bonds And Other Income Investments, by A.G. Edwards & Sons Inc., please contact financial consultant, Shelley Phillips-Mills in Bangor at 800-947-5456.
Shelley Phillips-Mills Financial Consultant, AAMS
A.G. Edwards & Sons, Inc. Key Plaza 23 Water Street
Bangor, Me 04401
207-947-5456 or 1-800-947-5456 fax: 207-945-3978

FROM MATT IN MALI
The dump truck is my ride to and from my village. The shot is taken in the market in Kayes where I know a lot of people and do a fair amount of business. Everyone is packing up the truck getting ready to head back to my village.
Dear Everyone,

I'm back in Kayes for a short stint so that I can finalize my sanitation project and hopefully get my new project online. All is going well with me-I feel 100% better than I did a couple of weeks ago after visiting the pharmacy and figuring out what stomach virus I had. Everything is back to normal, which is great.

I had a very interesting trip into Kayes yesterday, to say the least. It has been raining here everyday for the past week, so the roads are currently impassable by bike, which has left me with the lovely option of the Malian transportation system. The vehicles are called 'bashees' (baa-shay) and the one that I regularly take can fit 12 people in the back very, very uncomfortably (sigh). So yesterday morning I got up around 5am because the bashee normally leaves at sunrise. As I was waiting and the bashee was not coming, I was starting to assume that due to the rainfall of the previous night, the bashee wasn't going to be making the trek to Kayes. I was correct, which made me pretty bummed out because I have work to do. So I headed back to my hut to lay down for another hour or two, when suddenly I hear the roar of another

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engine heading towards my house, which is right next to the road (the only road) that you take to go to Kayes. I rushed out of bed and ran outside, to find my only option in getting to Kayes...which is the bashee/dump truck. I had not yet taken this mode of transport, but had always been interested. It is a huge truck that everyone stands in the back of as it goes to Kayes.

I climbed up the side of the back and into the rear of the truck to find about 25 Malians sitting and standing in the back, most of which weren't visible from the ground. I found my spot in the back, standing underneath one of the three steel arches above our heads that you can hang onto. As we got moving, we continually had to duck down because there are lots of trees along the road and you can really get whacked if you're not paying attention. Also, since it had just rained a few hours before, when the truck would hit the treetops, we would get doused with water. Thus, I was thinking to myself that this is much like a Universal Studios ride, minus the safety harnesses, screaming, and Tyrannosaurus Rex...but I am sure much more exhilarating. It reminded me of why I am doing what I am doing, or at least one of the reasons, and that is to experience the new and exciting. It was exactly what I needed.

Yesterday here in Kayes, I met up with a couple of villagers from Bankame, which is located about 7km away from my village and across the river. We purchased donkey carts, rakes, shovels, brooms, gloves, etc. Compared to the first village that I bought these supplies with, we saved roughly 70,000 FCFA, which is around $150.00, due to the superior bargaining skills of the men that I was with (<--poor grammar). Whenever you buy anything in the market, you have the task of bartering down the seller, which for the 6'4" toubab can prove to be quite a task. Being white, they know that we have money and will inflate the selling price 5-fold. Fortunately now, my Bambara is at a level where I can negotiate pretty well and usually get the price down to what it normally sells at (<--poor grammar again). Whenever I buy something, I take the price that they give me and divide that by 4, and that is usually a ballpark figure of it's normal selling price. However, I do find myself a lot of times feeling guilty to knock $2 off of an item...it's hard to draw the line between getting ripped off and not giving the poor, third-world salesman a deal.

I suppose that is all for now...I'm going to head into the market after I send you this email and search for some soccer jerseys. I hope that this email finds you all happy and healthy. Take care and stay in touch.
Peace and love, Matt

This photo is a shot of how much water there is in some places during the rainy season. It gets very muddy and disgusting.

PS Val,
I just thought I would drop you a note to ask you to congratulate Katie and Eric for me. On Saturday, we had a dance in my village...I told some of my friends that my American friends were getting married, so we drank some beers and danced in celebration for them. I hope all is well and will see you in a couple of months.
Matt
Editor's Note: That is soooo cool!

The "Allen's" and Company, playing as Reuben's Market won the co-ed softball tournament for Brownville Days held up to Davis Field in Brownville Jct. on Saturday, August 27th. There were 5 teams in the tournament that played double elimination. They got beat by Heal's Beef Market in the next to the last game, giving them both a loss, so they had to play the tie breaker......and the Beef Market was ran out of gas........Reuben's Market won 8-3 for the Championship. Everyone had a great time.....without too many injuries. There will be another co-ed softball tournament on September 10th in the memory of Charlie Sickler. Anyone interested in putting a team together just call Dean Bellatty or the Brownville Rec.

JUNIOR AUXILIARY

The Brownville Jct. American Legion JUNIOR Auxiliary decorated a float "Honoring Our Heroes" for the Brownville Days Parade. Each branch of the military, the police and our firefighters were represented. Each of the girls wore a uniform representing those that they were honoring. Standing above them holding her torch was Lady Liberty.

The Senior Advisors of the Junior program would like to let the girls and their parents know how proud we were of them on this occasion. They stood tall and represented "Our Heroes" with respect and decorum. Great Job!!!

The girls would like to thank all those who were generous enough to let them use their uniforms. Thank you to Bailey Lumber Co, Jeff Brewer, Melissa Weston, Tina Durant, Tom Word, Michelle Willinski, Ted Burgess and Ed Roberts for the time and assistance they gave us to make this such a successful event for our Junior program.

Pictures: (1) Air Force: Michaela Weston, Coast Guard: Sarah Willinski, Police: Allison Durant, Firefighter: Alyssa Murano, Lady Liberty: Taylor Lovejoy and beside the float is Amber Willinski, a Junior member.

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(2) L-R: Alyssa Murano, Angelina Roberts (our youngest member) and Michaela Weston
(3) Navy: Brianne Andrews, Army: Micki Lovejoy, Marine: Danielle Word. On the truck are Nicole Padilla and Leah Word
RAFFLE RESULTS
Congratulations to Gail Clark of Dover Foxcroft. She is the winner of the Patriotic Bunnies raffled by the Brownville Jct. American Legion Auxiliary. A big thanks to all who participated. The proceeds will help send a high school Junior to Girl State.

YARN DRIVE
The Brownville Jct.American Legion JUNIOR Auxiliary is having a Yarn Drive to benefit the Project Linus program. All yarn collected will be made into afghans by the juveniles at the Correctional Facility in Charleston for hospitalized or traumatized children in our area. The girls will not be going door to door to collect the yarn. If you have yarn to donate, call us and we will pick it up. Contact numbers are 965-8015 (Theresa Lovejoy) or 965-3631 (Brenda Roberts). Project Linus is a wonderful program so please help make a child happy by donating. Thank You.

Brownville Trivia
Choose the best answer.

1. (a) Everett Gerrish (b) Lyle Towne (c) Dave Cota (d) Dave Barrett twice served as town manager.
2. Abee Pond is in the (a) north (b) east (c) west (d) south section of town.
3. Rodney Ross and Webber Jones were (a) Republicans (b) Democrats (c) Independents (d) opponents.
4. The (a) Crocker (b) Merrill (c) Highland (d) Abee Quarry was the first slate quarry in the state.

5. Axel Carlson fell (a) 25 (b) 45 (c) 67 (d) 77 feet off the second Onawa Trestle.
6. (a) Mickey Mantle (b) Babe Ruth (c) Ted Williams (d) Joe Louis came through Brownville.
7. The early Swedes here came from (a) northern Maine (b) eastern Maine (c) western Maine (d) southern Maine.
8. The present railroad station was built in (a) 1950 (b) 1952 (c) 1954 (d) 1956.
9. Sam Cohen was a (n) (a) Frenchman (b) German (c) Irishman (d) Jew.
10. Samuel Stickney was a (a) doctor (b) mail carrier (b) blacksmith (d) teacher.

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

HISTORICAL DISPLAY AT MAINE SAVINGS
The Milo Historical Society would like to encourage the public to view a historic and locally significant collection of photographs by Dexter photographer, Bert Call, currently on display at the Maine Savings Credit Union Park St. in Milo. The exhibit sponsored by the Dexter Historical Society and the CHEt committee of Piscataquis county, features Bert Call's photos of Mt. Katahdin, and sweeping panoramas of northern Maine's forest and lakes. The display is titled, Higher Nature-Wider Views, consists of prints taken on camping and hunting trips during the time period of 1915-40. Call's photographic artistry has often been compared to the famous nature photographer, Ansel Adams. We encourage all with an appreciation of our native northern Maine beauty to view the exhibit.

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Milo Free Public Library News

By Judith Macdougall

Books! Books! Books! Books! The column this week will be about books. New books, old books, free books and sale books.

Free Books! Last week I mentioned that the box of books had arrived from Esperanza Crackel, our library friend in Salinas, CA. Many of the summer reading program children have come in to select their free book, but there are still many children who have not yet been in. Ms. Crackel sent more than enough so there is still a good selection for all ages from which to choose.

Old Books! We had 5 boxes of books donated this week by William Douglas. We were pleased to discover that many, many of them are western paperbacks. We have been able to process quite a few and these are all ready to circulate. We will continue to work on the rest as time permits. We know our western readers have been anxious for new material so come in and check out these donated paperbacks. We were so pleased to be given these many boxes of westerns for our readers, as we cannot keep up with their reading demand due to a limited book budget.

Through the summer we were also given donations of juvenile paperback books which we are just now processing and getting ready to circulate. We have been given nearly a whole set of Goosebumps books in good condition. Many of the Kiwanis Kids enjoyed them very much, and they will want to come in and check these new titles out.

Sale Books! Through the summer we had many boxes of books donated to the library, but we don't have room for all we are given so many of the books end up on our sale shelves. Our summer reading program patrons and visitors kept us so busy that we didn't have time to go through the boxes and sort out what to keep and what to put up for sale until this past week. We made it a priority to check our boxes of donations and sort them. One box had many paperback books of the Executioner series which we put out for sale. Also there were many Horror books which ended up on our sale shelves downstairs. These paperbacks are all just 5 cents each. In these many boxes there were also juvenile paperbacks and hardcover Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew books. The hardcover books are only 10 cents each. Come in and see these new additions to our sale shelves.

New Books! This week we received a shipment of books from Baker & Taylor and by the time you read this column they will be processed and ready to circulate. We have the YA (Young Adult) Eldest by Christopher Paolini, the second in his Inheritance trilogy. Christopher wrote his first book when he was just 15 years old. He is now 21. My grandson, Alex, feels the first book is one of the best books he had ever read. He was eagerly awaiting Eldest.

Another juvenile poetry book is Jack Prelutsky's If Not For the Cat. This contains haiku verses describing the thinking of various animals. Haiku is popular with young people and I'm sure they will enjoy this book. It is also beautifully illustrated by Ted Rand.

Here follows the list of the newest adult titles. We hope there is something you would really like to read.

Beaton, M.C.THE PERFECT PARAGON
Bowen, RhysEVAN BLESSED
Brett, SimonWITNESS AT THE WEDDING
Brown, SandraCHILL FACTOR
Daheim, Mary DEAD MAN DOCKING
Gerritson, Tess VANISH
Jance, J. A. LONG TIME GONE
Kellerman, Faye STRAIGHT INTO DARKNESS
Kinsella, Sophie THE UNDOMESTIC GODDESS
Lewis, Beverly THE REVELATION (Abram's Daughters # 5)
Maron, Margaret RITUALS OF THE SEASON
McCullough, David 1776
McMillin, Terry INTERRUPTION OF EVERYTHING
Phillips, Susan Elizabeth MATCH ME IF YOU CAN
Willett, Marcia THE BIRDCAGE

Library Summer Hours
Mon.-Weds.-Fri. ---2:00-8:00
The library will be closed on Monday Sept. 5 In observance of Labor Day
The library will be open Saturdays 2:00-4:00 After Labor Day

Traditions of a Milo-ite

By Kathryn Witham

Every once in a while I find that things have built up in my mind...important things...that I feel I must editorialize about. I figure if these things are racing around in my mind, surely there are some of you that are having the same thoughts. You might not think of your feelings, thoughts and ideas as being an editorial....but if you write about them, they are.

I'd like to write about the planned resort in Brownville, Maine. This concept is so huge that it's hard for me to comprehend. When I first heard about it, late last spring, my initial reaction was to dismiss it immediately, and label it a "pipe dream"! School ended and my usual sources of local gossip dried up. As summer progressed, there were pieces in the paper, which led me to believe that whoever these "men in black" were, driving around in their limos looking at property; they might be taking this concept a tad more seriously than I was.

My husband and I talked about it. He's such a naysayer that he immediately squelched the plan as being ludicrous. "Kathy (my husband hasn't bought into this Kathryn business), do you know how much money it would cost just to build one hole on a golf course?" I didn't know the answer to that, but the figure that he threw out was certainly sizable. "Why would a man build a golf course in the middle of the forest in a remote part of Maine when his guests would only be able to play for 3 or 4 months a year, it doesn't make sense." I disagreed on the number of months, getting him to agree that with proper drainage a golf course could possibly enjoy closer to 6 or 7 months of play. After all, the Sugarloaf resort area was cut out of a remote part of the woods.

Hubby's next negative point was the issue of this resort's reliance on the railroad to get the guests back and forth to an airport. My husband has 42 years of experience in the railroad business, so I don't argue with him on these points. Folks, in order to bring passengers safely across tracks to this area, the speeds would have to be no more than 20-25 miles an hour. The railroad will have to invest a huge chunk of change upgrading the system. Traditionally, improving the rails in this area of the state hasn't been a priority...what would make us think that was going to change now. I spoke recently with a member of Brownville's Planning Board. He said that I wasn't the first person to mention the railroad's reluctance to spend money on improving its infrastructure.

I ran into an old neighbor of mine in the grocery store the other day. The subject of the resort and its positive attributes came up as we picked over produce together. He was adamant that this investor....with his dreams of a "high end" tourist destination....was this lame area's white knight. I couldn't believe my ears. The fact that he was pinning the entire future of our communities on this "pipe

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dream" made me laugh. He allowed as how I had a "Milo attitude" The definition of a "Milo attitude," evidently, was that of a defeatist with no vision, satisfied to live in the past, pay the highest taxes of any community in the state, and destined to have to shut ourselves down if this project didn't come to fruition. Well Excuse Me!!!! If I hadn't been so offended by his definition, I would have been amused by the obvious "handle" he had on us as a community. But even if he does feel he has our "attitude" down pat...if that's how we are, then that's how we are. We've lived like this for a long time and I suspect we could continue as such for even longer.

Well, let's just suppose this "high end" resort does materialize. What is it going to mean to this area. Do we have the manpower to build it? It's going to take years to complete. At last count I don't remember there being an abundance of contractors, carpenters, plumbers and electricians tripping over themselves in an unemployment line. Even those of us with our 'Milo attitudes" currently have to wait our turn to have the plumber come to our house to do work. The last I knew, most of our carpenters had a long list of people waiting for their services.

Do we have the talents it will take to run this huge establishment after it's built? Think about that for a minute. Do we have a slew of skilled chefs and cooks hanging around trying to get jobs? We've got our share of talented wait staff in this area....but they already have jobs. Do we have a whole lot of unemployed, talented, landscapers sitting around twiddling their thumbs waiting for a project such as this? Believe me; this place will need to be kept to a standard the likes that we've never seen before. I don't know a single concierge-in-waiting in the whole of Piscataquis County. No folks, there will be a need for many talented and educated people if, in fact, we are going to pin our hopes on the "tourism" industry in this area. The spin-off from this project could be astronomical....car rentals, bed and breakfasts, quaint antique shops, excursion companies...the prospects are endless.

We will need to completely rethink our education system. There needs to be room in the curriculum for courses that take a direct path to local success. I, for one, don't want my children and grand children to have to leave this area if they don't want to, in order to find work. If our future is in travel and tourism, I am going to start right now grooming my grand kids for the "high end" jobs that a resort community will require. Our future success depends on the jobs that we are skilled enough to do. The whole success of this project....or on the next project that is proposed, if this one doesn't pan out....is education. We need to focus now on preparing our youth...and even some of our oldsters...on a path that will spell success.

Speak to your Superintendent of Schools and the members of the School Board. Ask them what plans M.S.A.D. #41 has to educate the students who are interested in travel and tourism. Seek out your Adult Education Director and speak to her about the same thing. Find out what we need to do to start this movement. We need to change the definition of a "Milo attitude," and it would appear that we need to change it now.

Here is a tasty summer dessert that I found recently in one of my Reiman Publication magazines.

Peanut Pudding Dessert

1/2 cup cold butter
1 cup all-purpose flour
2/3 cup chopped dry-roasted peanuts
1- 8 oz. package of cream cheese, softened
1 cup confectioners' sugar
1/3 cup peanut butter
1 carton (8 oz.) frozen whipped topping, thawed, divided
2 and 3/4 cups cold milk
1- 3.9 oz instant chocolate pudding mix
1- 3.4 oz. instant vanilla pudding mix
Chocolate curls and additional chopped peanuts, which are optional

In a bowl, cut butter into flour until crumbly. Stir in peanuts. Press into an ungreased 13X9" baking dish. Bake at 350 degrees for 16-20 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on a wire rack.

In a mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese, confectioners' sugar and peanut butter until smooth. Fold in 1-1/2 cups whipped topping. Carefully spread over the crust.

In a bowl, whisk the milk and pudding mixes for 2 minutes. Let stand for 2 minutes or until soft-set. Carefully spread over cream cheese layer.

Top with remaining whipped topping. Garnish with chocolate curls and additional peanuts if desired. Refrigerate until serving. This makes 15-18 servings. Enjoy!! I'm making this for our annual Labor Day Weekend Beanhole Beans and Turkey Party
M.S.A.D. #41 SCHOOL LUNCH MENU

SEPTEMBER 2005

Aug. 30: FIRST STUDENT DAY - Chicken nuggets, mashed potato, peas, dinner roll, and fruit and milk every day.
Aug. 31: Taco lettuce/tomato, rice, and corn.
1: B.L.T., cheese stick, carrot sticks, and birthday cake.
2: Steak-um with cheese, green beans, and oven fries.
5: HOLIDAY
6: Bacon burger, cheesy potato, and California blend veg.
7: Italian sandwich, potato log, vitamin sticks, and Jell-O/topping.
8: Breadsticks, cheese/sauce, 3 bean salad, and apple crisp.
9: B.B.Q. chicken wrap, rice pilaf, salad, and icy juicy.
12: Pizza, salad, and fries.
13: Turkey sand. with lettuce/tomato, and cole slaw.
14: Shepherd's pie, dinner roll, hot carrots, orange 1/4's, and cookie.
15: Egg muffin, juice, and cinnamon stick.
16: Ravioli, cucumbers, and dinner roll.
19: Chicken burger, French fries, and winter mix vegs.
20: Spaghetti, meat sauce, salad, and garlic bread.
21: Beef burrito, rice, and broccoli casserole.
22: Hot ham and cheese sand., potato wedge, and congo bar.
23: Super sand. w/2 meats, cheese, lettuce and tomato, veg.
26: Chicken fajita, rice pilaf, and corn.
27: Macaroni/cheese, baked ham, and dinner roll.
28: Yogurt tray, wheat roll, and garden salad.
29: Juice, taco salad, and cinnamon roll.
30: Pizza, green beans, and M&M cookie.

IN MEMORIAM

KATHRINE C. GREEN - DOVER-FOXCROFT - Kathrine "Gram" C. Green, 83, wife of the late Edwin A. Green, died Aug. 19, 2005, at a local hospital. She was born Sept. 20, 1921, in Benedicta, the daughter of Albert and Hazel (Kingman) St. Louis. Kay was educated in Brownville schools, and she had retired from the Piscataquis County Registry of Deeds after 28 years of service. She was a member and past president of the Junior Cosmopolitan Club and the Women's Community Garden Club. She was active in the Dover-Foxcroft Congregational Church and helped make many chicken pies for their chicken pie suppers. Kay was particularly proud of her membership in the Red Hat Club of McDonalds. She is survived by a son, Guy L. Green and wife, Gloria, of Brownville; two daughters, Rosalie M. Durgin, Janet Hayes and husband, Paul; a daughter-in-law, Helena Green, all of Dover-Foxcroft; two sisters-in-law, Inez Green of Sebec, and Martha Rollins of Dover-Foxcroft; 12 grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; six great-step-grandchildren. She will also be fondly remembered by Alicia Carey. She was predeceased by a son, Albert L. Green; and a sister, Mildred Armstrong. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to the Inez M. Green Scholarship, care of Kathy Russell, 61 Elm St., Milo 04463.

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 Dorothy Brown 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.
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August 24, 2005 Meeting

President Murrel greeted nineteen members this day as well as three guests, Jeremy Finson, Bill Sawtell, and Kathy West. Eben DeWitt led us in the flag salute. The prayer was given today by our guest, Jeremy Finson who requested prayers today for all his friends at Kiwanis. The inspirational reading was given by Don Harris.

Correspondence today was the Orono Old Town Newsletter. A letter from Kiwanis was also read advising members that a change in Kiwanis dues will be forthcoming.

Bill Sawtell spoke very briefly and updated the Three Rivers Kiwanis members about his involvement in the area children's program and the work that he is able to accomplish with our local children, particularly in the sports and history fields.

Birthdays this week are Val Robertson on August 27 and Fred Trask on August 30th.

Twenty-nine happy and sad dollars were donated today for a good Republican being here, a good success on having both eyes operated on, BUT, now seeing two Murrels, many happy dollars for the induction of Jeremy Finson as an Honorary Member of Kiwanis today, the wonderful wedding at the gazebo on Aug. 20th, the delight and privilege of being an honorary member, happy to see Mr. Gahagan, the awards that Three Rivers Kiwanis received at the Burlington, Vt. conference last week, a happy to be back dollar, five happy dollars for a perfect wedding, there is nothing more a mother could ask for (instead of it takes a village to raise a child, she feels it takes a village to wed a child!). A happy dollar for a new grandson born, the fast response from our wonderful Milo Fire Dept. after a smoky awakening, for the Boston Red Sox, a good and safe trip to Burlington, and, a sad dollar for a very sick sister in Pennsylvania.

Reports:

Chris Almy reported on Interclub. Will be setting up a trip for an interclub to Guilford tomorrow morning.

Installation Dinner; Definitive date of Sept. 30th at the Milo Town Hall. Val Robertson, our own wonderful cook, will be preparing the meal. Letters of invitation will be going out soon with an RSVP to determine the amount of meals to prepare.

The Alumni Band will be performing at the Gazebo in Veteran's Memorial Park on Sept. 9th. A chicken BBQ will be available. Bring your own lawn chairs.

Chris Beres gave a brief description of the change in dues payments to International Kiwanis office. More to come on that after the Board meeting on Sept. 1, 2005. Joe Zamboni introduced our speaker today, Senator Paul Davis.

Senator Davis presented Eben DeWitt with a State of Maine SPECIAL Appreciation Certificate after his more that 20 years of public service to the State of Maine. A very Special award indeed. We are very proud of this member, our own Lt. Gov. Eben DeWitt! Senator Davis spoke briefly about the BRAC commission. The hearing will be on CNN today. Paul discussed with members the importance of the bases in the state of Maine. Great impact if jobs are lost, both military and civilian. He also told us that Maine senators and Gov. Baldacci are working very hard to avoid base closings.

Next week, August 31. (5th Weds of month) Kiwanis meeting for next week will be an evening meeting at the gazebo in Veteran's Memorial Park at 5 pm. Please bring a dish to pass, a beverage and a lawn chair. Rides up the river will be provided by several members with Sebec River expertise. Guests/family members are invited.
Respectfully submitted by Dorothy Brown, secretary.

GRAMMIE'S WEATHER
AUGUST - SEPTEMBER 1974
29-30-31-Cloudy 1-Sunny & windy 2-Cloudy AM Sunny breezy PM

Greetings members, friends and family members:

Our regular Kiwanis meeting will take place on the 5th Wednesday of August, (the 31st) at the Veteran's Memorial Park Gazebo. Hot dogs and Hamburgers provided. Please bring a dish to pass, your own beverage and a lawn chair. Guests and family members welcome. Starting at 5 PM. Sebec River ride available from our members.

See you next week,
Dottie Brown Secretary

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