Three Rivers News, 2005-11-07
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2005
 VOLUME 4 NUMBER 52
SPONSORED AND PUBLISHED BY THREE RIVERS KIWANIS
& THREE RIVERS COMMUNITY ALLIANCE

Milo Elementary School and everyone else wants each veteran and serviceperson to know we appreciate what you have done and do for our freedom and way of life.


Veterans---Be sure to sign up for the Veterans’ Appreciation Dinner to be held at the Milo Town Hall Performing Arts Center on Friday, November 11, at 12 noon. Any veteran, service person, or family member is invited to the turkey dinner. There will be entertainment and a wonderful time, so call 943-7326 to save your spot!!

CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR
Saturday, November 12-BJHS Alumni Hall Brownville Junction 9am to 1pm Table rentals are $15.00
For rentals call Linda Coburn at 965-8421

The Milo Garden Club will meet on Nov. 8th, at 1 p.m. at the United Methodist Church on Park Street. The program will be Gwen Bradeen showing slides on her August 2005 trip to China.


The Brownville 5th grade is sponsoring a table at the BJHS Alumni Craft Fair on November 12. The group is raising money for their trip to Boston in May. If you would like to contribute a craft of some kind please contact the school.
Any items would be greatly appreciated.

AN UPDATE FROM MATT IN MILO
Greetings everyone,
I wanted to write to everyone and thank those of you that have either given me money for books or donated to my project online. Your generosity will help many people in my area, both young and old. Yesterday, I bought 13 French/English dictionaries at BORDERS. I plan on carrying as many with me on the plane as possible and purchasing the rest in Bamako when I get back. I'm heading back to Mali on the 15th for my second year of service.
I have had such a wonderful vacation...with the obvious highlight of it being the pizza. Just kidding, my brother Mike's wedding was phenomenal...I had the chance to see all of our close family and friends. a truly great experience. I feel very recharged and prepared to go back to Mali and continue my work. Being home has made me realize how much we have and how little there is in their country. The one thing that stands out to me coming home is the SELECTION that we have the opportunity to choose from, whether it be food, drink, television, or anything else. I can walk into a grocery store and choose from over 50 soft drinks, whereas in Mali I usually have to drink either Coca Cola or Sprite. The difference between the two places is truly like night and day.

Well I hope that this email finds you all well. I am still looking for some online donations to my project. Here is the link and I hope that you can pass it on to anyone that may be interested.

I hope that I will be able to get in touch with those of you that I have not been able to see yet. Take care and stay in touch.
Peace and love,
Matt

9th Annual Harvest Supper
November 19th, 2005
Turkey with "all the fixings”
plus apple crisp/ice cream
TIME: 5:00-7:00
WHERE: LaGrange/M.C.Cook School
COST: $5.00 Adults
$2.50 children -12
TAKE OUTS AVAILABLE
Benefits Marion C. Cook School PTO
contact: School: 943-2196
Marilyn Lyford: 943-2342

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November 5, 2005 - Fall Fair at the Brownville Jct. United Methodist Church from 9am-2pm. Lunch from 11am to 1pm of assorted sandwiches, pie, chips and drinks for sale. Come browse our White Elephant, food and toy tables, Christmas Crafts and nearly new tables and stay for lunch.

There will be a public Baked Bean & Ham Supper on Saturday, November 5th, at St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church in Brownville Junction from 5pm to 6:30pm.

The menu will include baked beans, ham, casseroles, rolls, and cole slaw as well as assorted desserts and coffee/tea/punch. Donation is $6 for adults and $3 for children under 12.

The supper is being sponsored by the members of St. John's and proceeds will benefit church activities.

There will also be RADA knives on sale and special orders will be taken, if needed.

Dear Crafters and Business Owners;
The Milo Historical Society and Milo Elementary Parent/Teacher Organization (PTO) are pleased to announce that they will be joining together to present a Holiday Crafts and Business Fair on Sunday, November 27 at the Milo Elementary School Cafeteria (18 Belmont Street). The fair will be open on Sunday from 12:00 noon to 4 pm. Crafters and businesses may set up the evening before with prior notification or on Sunday starting at 9:00 am.

Participation in the fair is priced at a $10.00 table rental fee, payable the day of the fair. The tables provided measure 6 ft. Unfortunately, there will be no electricity available at the tables. The Milo Historical Society’s Holiday Fair last year was a big success and we have no doubt about repeating the same response this year. We encourage and welcome any crafters of handmade items, small businesses or civic organizations to participate.

To reserve a space or for more information please call:
Victoria Eastman Allen Monroe
5 Keniston Street 23 Park Street
Milo, Maine 04463 Milo, Maine 04463
943-2400 943-2268
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BINGO…BINGO…BINGO!!!
THE MILO AMERICAN LEGION POST 41 HAS BINGO EVERY FRIDAY NIGHT A MEAL IS SERVED FROM 5:00PM UNTIL 6:15 PM
BINGO STARTS AT 6:15 AND ENDS AT 9:30.
SEE YOU THERE!

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SOAR WILL BE COLLECTING ITEMS FOR SOLDIERS
At the Kiwanis Veteran’s Appreciation dinner, on November 11, the diligent and busy members of Support Our American Recruits will be collecting items to be sent as gifts for soldiers serving our country in foreign lands.

This is a wonderful way for you to send items overseas with out having to bother wrapping and mailing!

The following items will help a soldier see just how much we appreciate their serving us.

¸ INSTANT COFFEE
¸ POWDERED CREAMER
¸ POWDERED KOOL AID
¸ PEANUT BUTTER
¸ JELLY
¸ CRACKERS
¸ SINGLE SERVING CHIPS
¸ HARD CANDIES- -TOOTSIE POPS
¸ CHEWING GUM
¸ SNACK CAKES LIKE LITTLE DEBBIES
¸ SINGLE SERVING COOKIES
¸ GRANOLA BARS-POWER BARS
¸ CANNED TUNA, CHICKEN, HAM ETC.
¸ PEANUTS, CASHEWS, SUNFLOWER SEEDS!!!!
¸ SLIM JIMS-BEEF JERKY!!!!
¸ DRIED FRUIT, TRAIL MIX, ETC
¸ !!!!!! TOILET PAPER!!!!!!!
¸ WET WIPES
¸ TOOTH BRUSHES, PASTE , MOUTHWASH
¸ DENTAL FLOSS
¸ ICY HOT CREAM AND PATCHES
¸ !!!!!!! EYE DROPS!!!!!
¸ LIQUID HAND SOAP
¸ TOOTHPICKS
¸ COOL NECK WRAPS
¸ PERSONAL WATER BOTTLES
¸ PAPER AND PENS
¸ FOOT POWDER
¸ DEODORANT
¸ T-SHIRTS, UNDERWEAR AND SOCKS
¸ TOWELS
¸ COTTON BALLS
¸ NAIL FILES AND CLIPPERS
¸ !!!! SUNSCREEN AND SUNBURN GEL!!!
¸ SMALL FLASHLIGHTS
¸ CLOROX WIPES
¸ SHAMPOO
¸ NEOSPORIN, BAND-AIDS
¸ TUMS AND ROLAIDS
¸ TAN BOOT LACES
¸ ALWAYS PANTI-LINERS FOR HELMETS
¸ !!!!!! PHONE CARDS!!!!
¸ !!! BANDANA!!!!
¸ !!!! Q-TIPS!!!!
¸ MAGAZINES
¸ PUZZLE BOOKS
¸ FOAM BALLS
¸ FRISBEES
¸ YO-YO’S
¸ HACKY SACKS
¸ SQUIRT GUNS
¸ PUZZLES
¸ BOARD GAMES
ITEMS WITH!!!! ARE IN THE MOST DEMAND!!!!


BERNARD JONES POST # 92 TO HOLD CRAFT FAIR
The American Legion Auxiliary will be holding their annual Christmas Craft Fair on Dec. 3rd from 9a.m-1p.m

We will have craft tables as well as the the junior's auxiliary will have a craft table. There will be a baked goods table and a table with raffle items to take chances on.

We also will have Santa Claus visiting from 10-12 noon and you can have his picture taken with your children.

Hope to see you all come out. `

For more information call either Cathy at 965-8741 or Brenda at 965-3631
The PVHS class of 1991 is planning a reunion. Kim Foss Hill is gathering names, addresses and e-mail addresses for anyone in the class of 1991. They can call her at 564-7009 or e-mail Kim at tkhill@localnet.com. Classmates are urged to let Kim know if you can help with the planning of the event.

It has been brought to SOAR's attention that the Observer has been printing the wrong times and dates for our meetings as well as wrong contact information. We have tried to rectify this situation but unfortunately we have met with a dead end. Therefore we will no longer be using the Observer for SOAR updates. We will continue to put our postings in the Three Rivers News and we apologize for any inconvenience that this has caused.


Milo Rec. Fitness Classes

Now is NOT the time to let your fitness routine fall!! With the upcoming holiday's and the parties and tempting foods, and lets not forget STRESS levels, don't let "YOU" take a back seat. Start a new fitness routine or keep strong with your existing regimen. Group exercise is a great way to stay motivated and also some "ME" time.

Wed. Nov. 9 - Dec. 28th
5:15p.m. - 6:00 - Cardio Craze with Big Balls. Find out what a great workout and fun the big balls are. Please bring hand weights, mat and a 55 or 65 cm. ball. Be prepared to sweat, tone and raise your metabolism!!! $20.00 for the 8 weeks!!

6:00p.m. - 7:00 - YOGA - More and more people are joining this age-old practice. Find out how invigorating and renewing this class can be. Please bring a yoga mat and a nearly empty stomach. $35.00 for the 8-week class.

Classes will be held at the Milo Elementary School

Cindy Herbest
Group Fitness Instructor
943-2630

Did you know.....?
That in 2006 The MILO FIRE DEPT. will be 100 years old! Let's show past and present members our appreciation.
Preparations are underway for a celebration the weekend of July 21, 22, & 23, 2006, so please mark your calendars.

The celebration will involve many events including, Fireworks, a parade, a street dance, a canoe race, a barbecue, side walk sales/vendors, and much more. Anyone interested in participating you can contact Murrel Harris - Committee chair at 943-7326, Bob Ellison - Parade chair at 943-2317, Ralph Monroe - community floats at 943-2268, Julie Andrews at 943-7746 (Trask's) or Sandra Haley at 943-2638 co chairs of the sidewalk/vendor sales.

A meeting will be held December 1st, 2005, at 6:00 pm at the Milo Town Hall. Ideas for fundraisers would be greatly appreciated; also help is needed with publicity and other events of the weekend.
Janet H. Richards - secretary.

A Thank-You….
I would like to thank everyone for their cards, prayers, flowers, food, phone calls, and visits while I was in the hospital, and after I got home. A special thanks to Dr. Beurger and the staff at Mayo Regional hospital.
Thelma Farrar

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Area School News

Milo Elementary staff and students honored area veterans at their assembly this week. Several students read essays they had written. Students reading were Megan Witham, Aaron Goodine, Summer Wettengel, Macy Carey, Emery Tarnoczy and Chris Crecilius. There were three fifth grade girls who wrote a poem that they read for the veterans.

There was a fifth grade Color Guard presentation to begin the assembly. Mrs. Gillis would like to thank Ricky Bradeen for the use of his uniforms for the color guard. All of the classes did poems or songs for the group. The sixth grade band played several of the military theme songs. The Notables sang “I Love America." The assembly closed with all those gathered singing "God Bless America."

Veterans' Day
By Kendra Hall, Dani Hoglund, Courtney Badger

Veterans, red, white and blue,
These colors are for you.
If you served in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines or Coast Guard
You should know what it feels like to be free.

You didn't fight for the money;
You fought for your country.
Some battles you won, some battles you lost,
You fought for the red, white and blue.

Red, White and Blue are your colors.
You made us free.
Thanks to the Marines, Navy, Army, Air Force and Coast Guard!
Thanks to the Veterans!
The following picture is from a field trip to Cole's Transportation Museum that Milo elementary Second graders enjoyed on October 20. Galen Cole greeted the second grade as we entered the museum. He did a presentation on "His Dream". The class was then taken on a tour around the museum. We saw the train depot that came from Enfield, old snow plows, a locomotive, and lots more. The class really enjoyed going in a boxcar and seeing the old fire trucks. After our tour, we had lunch on the covered bridge on the grounds.

FROM BROWNVILLE
Next week, Brownville Elementary will be honoring veterans at their annual Veteran's Day Assembly. Here, Dana Sherwood and Jake McSwine look at some of the names of local veterans posted on the wall. Mrs. Teresa West, an Ed Tech at the school has supervised this project. All citizens are invited to attend on Nov. 10 at 8:00 am.

Mrs. Thompson, the 5th and 6th grade Science teacher at Brownville Elementary has been studying Photosynthesis with her students. Here Hayley Durant and Zach Slagle use Fruit Loops to illustrate the concept.

COOK SCHOOL NEWS
The LaGrange PTO put on another BOOtiful Halloween Dance on October 28. The dance has become a huge community event. The gym was packed with costumed students and their parents. Some of the parents showed up in costumes too. Mrs. Russell kept the kids dancing.

After the costume parade, the following awards were presented:

Scariest: Isaiah Bess
Funniest: Michelle Baker
Most Original: Haley Bernard
Best Overall: Edward Pierce

Thank you PTO for providing another successful dance.

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At our 11/04 assembly, Mrs. Wright presented Kortnie Stone, Josh Gray and Codie Donlon with Terrific Kid Certificates. Miss Brown said that Kortnie is Terrific every day. She arrives with a big smile and works hard. Kortnie does more than she is asked to. Mrs. Carter thinks that Josh is just a great kid. He is responsible for all of his work and always raises his hands to participate with insightful comments. Miss K. said that Codie and his parents have worked very hard this week to earn Terrific Kid. Codie has completed all of his work with a great attitude.

Caught Being Good Bags were awarded to: Cameron, Jesse, Levi, Taylor and Jon H. Congratulations to all of our Terrific Kids.

We welcomed Jon Harrington and Josh Leighton back to our school family.

Our next assembly will be Thursday, November 10 at 10:45. Grades 2 and 3 State of Maine projects will be on display at 10:30. Grades 4 and 5 will be presenting a special program honoring our Veterans.

The Key Club News
By Josh Clement
On Wednesday the 2nd there were quite a few key Club Members at the Milo Public Library We had our biggest turnout yet on the 3rd of 4 weeks. The Members present and helping out were Ashley Stanhope, Brittney Newbert, Jennifer Goodine, Cheryl Roesing, Kristen Robinson, Haley Flanders, Katie Patton and Josh Clement. We all had a lot of fun helping out with the Kiwanis Kids. It is such a good program because the kids get to borrow books and read them and return them at the next visit.

I would like to personally thank anyone who donated to change to Key Club Member's for UNICEF on Halloween. Also a special thanks to anyone who put their spare change in donation boxes at local businesses. Your spare change really helps The UNICEF Foundation.

Matt Pokrywka spoke at our meeting today. He spoke about what he's been doing in Mali (as you can indicate with the columns that have been in the Kiwanis Newsletter) He's been doing quite a bit. Matt is trying to raise money for boats to travel across rivers for the locals and buying books for the Schools. The Key Club Donated $200 toward Boats and $50 toward buying books.

At the 11.3 Key Club Meeting we started by welcoming our guests. We welcomed Frank Cochrane, David Walker, Val Robertson, Stephanie Sally, Matt Pokrywka, Dottie Brown, Jeff Gahagan, and Don Harris.

There were many sad dollars because it was Trish's last day as our advisor. Jeff presented Trish with a plaque from the Key Club as a thank you for all that she's done for us and the community. Good luck at your new job and thanks for all that you've done for us.

Milo Free Public Library News
By Judith Macdougall
The snow last Wednesday and the very fine snow this morning (Thursday) reminds us that winter is really coming. The library staff would like to make their annual announcement that our staff could be asked by the town manager to close the library early or not even to be open at all on days of snowstorms or severe weather. Without parked cars on the road, our being closed allows the snowplows to do their job more easily and safely. On days of poor weather please call ahead or listen to radio station Q106.5 fm. Check us out and you will not make an unnecessary and perhaps dangerous trip to town.

On Monday, October 31, Halloween we had 24 Trick or Treaters. Some of the costumes on the little ones were so cute. One toddler looked as if she were riding a big yellow chicken. An older child had a replica of a table on his shoulders-completely set with his head on a platter as the main course. Quite unique. We enjoyed all the children-the ones who are library patrons and the ones new to us. However, our big pumpkin was emptied of candy before the last one arrived. We must make sure that we are well stocked the next time we are open on Halloween.

On Wednesday the Kiwanis Kids arrived in force- 32 strong. Thankfully along with the 4 adults, there were 8 Key Club members. The 8 young people were Josh Clement, Haley Flanders, Jennifer Goodine, Brittany Newbert, Katie Patten, Kristin Robinson, Cheryl Roesing and Ashley Stanhope. We at the library can’t mention enough what a big help they are upstairs and down. Downstairs they help the younger ones put their coats and backpacks away and distribute the food-juice boxes and assorted chips this week. Upstairs they keep an eye on the more active children and step right over to slow down impetuous moves. They do so well with the younger Kiwanis Kids that Pam and I have only to work on the book angle-signing books out or helping children find a book of a special title or subject. Pam and I give a big hearty thanks to these helpful and enthusiastic young people.

Before the activities started the Kiwanis Kids, under the direction of the Key Club members, cleaned up their Halloween stuffed ghosts and pumpkins from the shrubbery where they had decorated the library for Halloween two weeks ago. At this Kiwanis Kids session Val read Captain’s Castaway by Angeli Perrow. It is based on a true story of a dog that fell from a ship and was rescued by a little girl on a lighthouse island. Two years later the captain came to the island to claim his dog, but the dog chose to stay with his young mistress. Animal stories are always popular with this age group.

Many of you may have seen a Cat-In-The-Hat man leading school children from school to the library on Wednesdays, or you may have seen him outside the library the same day about 3:45 and wondered just what was going on. Don Harris is The-Cat-In-The-Hat man and he uses the hat as a symbol that here is the man who will safely take the children to the library and also
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make sure that they have a ride home. He is someone they can trust. The hat was given to the library by Nancy Cotter Pickle, whose grandmother was the first librarian of our library. Nancy lives near Springfield, MA, the home of the late Dr. Seuss. She sent the hat to the library for the children to enjoy, and they do, but Don has put it to many other good uses too. The Cat-In-The-Hat hat and Don are good PR for our library.
The following lists our most recent fiction titles. They are already to circulate.

Chiaverini, Jennifer THE CHRISTMAS QUILT
Deveraux, Jude FIRST IMPRESSIONS
Hall, Parnall STALKING THE PUZZLE LADY
Hannah, Kristin COMFORT AND JOY
Karon, Jan LIGHT FROM HEAVEN
Kingsbury, Karen HANNAH’S HOPE
L’Amour, Louis COLLECTED SHORT STORIES, vol.3
Perry, Anne THE CHRISTMAS GUEST
Peterson, Tracie WHAT SHE LEFT FOR ME
Roberts, Nora GABRIEL’S ANGEL
Steel, Danielle TOXIC BACHELORS
Thayer, Nancy HOT FLASH HOLIDAYS
Truman, Margaret MURDER AT THE WASHINGTON
TRIBUNE
VanLiere, Donna THE CHRISTMAS HOPE

Please note-the library will be closed FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11TH IN Observance of VETERANS’ DAY

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

Traditions of a Milo-ite
By Kathryn Witham
Its November folks. It's one of the busiest months of the year for me and mine. It begins this weekend with the Episcopal Church's baked bean supper in Brownville Jct. We've been going for a few years so I guess that qualifies as a tradition. On November 11th we'll go to the Veteran's Day dinner. In a couple of weeks we'll go to the turkey dinner in LaGrange, and then later on this month the whole crowd will gather around our big table for Thanksgiving dinner. As of now I don't have a clue how many will be here, but we'll feed them all.

In between all of these suppers and dinners I'm going to get all of the gifts I've bought for Christmas wrapped, so that I can clear off the bed that I've got them stacked on. We're doing gift certificates and one wrapped gift apiece for everyone....except for baby Jackie. He's four and couldn't care less about a gift certificate...so he'll get things to open. I have four major birthdays to do between now and Christmas, as well. My own kids will get a card and some money...precious little, at that. The grands will probably do a little better.

I'm trying desperately to ignore the fact that I have a sinus infection. One side of my face is "running." The eye, the nose, the whole right side is feeling yucky. Last night I came home and used cold packs over and under my eyes. I immediately fell asleep and indulged in about a half hour nap. Sometimes a half hour nap leaves me feeling all dungy, but last night it was perfect. The ice pack and the nap were just the right combination to rejuvenate me. I can't believe I've got this sinus thing going again this year. Every year when the wood goes down in the cellar...the dripping starts running down my face. Since I need to keep warm

in the winter....and there are still boxes of Kleenex in the stores....I'm doomed to being a victim of my sinuses.

I've washed my winter jacket, purchased new squall boots from Land's End and dug out the hats, scarves, mittens and gloves. The latter still have some work to be done on them....like sorting, matching up and then washing them and making them fresh smelling. Funny how last winter's things get stale smelling while they hang around in the bottom of your coat closet all spring, summer and fall. Sad to have to get them out, but happy that I have them and am resigned to the fact that unless I want chapped raw hands all winter, I'll be needing to put them on pretty soon. I usually go kicking and screaming into winter, but I've decided that this year it will take more energy than I can muster up to fight it....so I'm getting ready for it....cause it's comin' folks ready or not
Because so many of us got addicted to the Weather Channel during hurricane season, I still am fond of checking in on the nation's weather. It amazes me how everything from all over the country and Canada pushes east, circles around, cold fronts, warm fronts, lows, highs and all end up in northern Maine. You check it out sometime! Watch them telling about what's happening and what's going to happen. The weather all ends up in Maine....eventually. And usually when it gets here it's bad! The weather has worked itself into a fevered pitch just about the time it lands on our rocky shores. And have you ever noticed that the weather line between rain, snow, sleet, sun, and whatever...is right in the middle of Swett Hill? It's the most incredible phenomenon I've ever witnessed.

....And I keep telling myself that I've got that tote up in my closet that's filled with our best summer clothes. If I get a chance to go to Florida for a little respite from the cold this winter, I can be ready in a matter of minutes to make the trip.

Tonight we're having one of my favorite meals. It's my Nana Morrison's Meatloaf, baked potatoes, carrots and peas.

1 lb. ground chuck
1 small onion chopped
2 slices of white bread crumbed up
1 egg
2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
2 tsp. dried basil
2 tsp. dried parsley
salt and pepper to taste
1 can tomato sauce (If you don't have a can of tomato sauce, use ketchup)
2 strips of bacon (uncooked)

In a large bowl mix the meat, onion, bread crumbs, egg, Worcestershire sauce, spices and 1/2 the can of tomato sauce. (I do this with my fingers) Spread in an ungreased bread pan. Lay the two slices of bacon over the top and spread the other half of the can of tomato sauce over the top. Bake for an hour in a 400 degree oven. Remove from oven and slide a long spatula under the meatloaf and lift it onto a platter. There will be grease left in your pan. I always use a sharp knife and slice at least as many slices (about an inch thick) as people eating the meal. If they go for seconds they can cut slices to suit their appetite.

To the Editors:
I am sure that I speak for all the veterans who attended the ceremonies honoring veterans at the Milo Elementary School last Friday in saying that the staff and pupils their did a heartwarming job to show their appreciation for the efforts of all men and women who have served our country.

It's equally heartwarming to see the display of veterans at the Brownville Elementary School.
Sincerely, Bill Sawtell
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TRC ALLIANCE CORNER
BY SETH BARDEN
TRC is moving forward with its plans for more webcams in the area. We have purchased a live streaming webcam, but we're having issues setting it up. It will only work in locations with permanently assigned IP Addresses, so this rules out DSL or Cable Modem connections. We are working with the
Brownville Public Library to hopefully put it in their window on Church Street. If all goes as planned, it may be up and running by spring.

We would like to get more cameras running in the meantime. What we need to run a new camera are two things.

1). An individual or business to sponsor the cost of the camera (will be somewhere around $1,200 for a new version that will work at night!).

2). A location (home or business) that has DSL or Cable, and has a view people would want to see online.

Installation of the camera would be taken care of by TRC. Due to the current availability of high speed internet in the area, the only towns that would be able to have cameras are Milo and Brownville. Sebec Village is currently working on getting DSL, but that may take awhile.

If you would be interested in helping us out with a new camera, please contact us at 943-2425 or info@trcmaine.org.

AUTUMN PICTURES WANTED!

TRC is looking for anyone who may have taken pictures of the foliage this fall. Our goal is to beef up our Autumn Photo Album with some new pictures.

Please contact us if you would like to give us some pictures, or just email them to us!


The Three Rivers Community Alliance is a not-for-profit organization run entirely by volunteers from the communities it represents. TRC is not part of Kiwanis, but is its own organization. For more information, or to volunteer, contact Seth Barden at info@trcmaine.org, or 943-2425.




!!!!! MR. PENQUIS COMPETITION !!!!!

On Thursday, November 10, 2005, at 7:00PM at the Penquis Valley Gym, Penquis Close UP will be holding a "Mr. Penquis" Contest. Admission is $2 per person and people will see the following young men: Eric "The Destroyer" Bubar, Robert "The Animal" Bubar, Brandon "The Piercer" Hanson, Josh "The Bagboy" Hazlett, and Ian "Flex" Carey, compete for the coveted title of Mr. Penquis. These young men will compete in contests of skill and fun. There will be some audience participation.
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Carl Hamlin has entertained people for many years with his stories of adventure and yesteryear. He has captured the calm of autumn in the following poems.

Tranquility
To rest – to sit – to see tall trees
Cool moss.
Blue sky – a quiet stream – soft clouds – drooping ferns and autumn leaves.
Broken twig – floating leaves – to smell dead leaves, cedar, fir, and pine.
Clean air.
To feel the cool earth – a soft cool breeze.
My rifle – the warmth of sunshine.
A time alone for the Hunter.

“My Picture Window”
Gray skies and scudding winds
Floating leaves and bare topped trees
Green grass and dead ferns
Empty camps and quiet roads
Bagged up leaves and plastic banking
Orange caps and hopeful hunters
Woodpiles covered and waiting
Boats and canoes upside down
Chickadees flitting to and fro
Fat grey squirrels and saucy blue jays
Frosty mornings and spitting snow
The cry of geese quickly fading
Fall is here and winters coming
And this I know, it’s very near.

Thank you, Carl.

MAYO REGIONAL HOSPITAL’S NEWEST ARRIVALS
Dominick Charles Scuderi, son of Denise and Marcel Scuderi of Sebec, born October 26, 2005. Wt. 8 pounds 11 ounces.
Cassandra Rose Crockett, daughter of Sandra and Roy Crockett of Dover-Foxcroft, born October 26, 2005. Wt. 7 pounds 15 ounces.

CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR
Saturday, November 12 BJHS Alumni Hall
Brownville Junction 9am to 1pm
Table rentals are $15.00
For rentals call Linda Coburn at 965-8421

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.

Oct.12, 2005 MEETING MINUTES
President Chris Beres greeted nineteen members this morning.

Flag Salute was led by immediate past President Murrel Harris.

Prayer today was given by Herb Dunham. Herb requested prayers for all the military people wherever they may be in the world. Inspirational message was read by Don Harris.

Val Robertson introduced our guest today, Matt Pokrywka from Milo, but now working with the Peace Corp in East Africa. Matt gave a brief description of his work this past year in Mali. He lives in a village near the Senegal River and is teaching English to many of his young students. He has been sending items of great interest to the Kiwanis Newsletter these past weeks. Also introduced was our guest speaker, Randy Kluj from The American Legion Post 41 in Milo.

Correspondence shared today was the newsletters from Orono/Old Town and Dover-Foxcroft.

Birthdays greetings this week to Jeff Gahagan on Nov. 3, to Peter Conley, Karen Ladd and Donnie Richards on Nov. 7th and on Nov. 8th Laurel Harris and Buffy Olmstead celebrate a special day.

All the Happy and Sad Dollars today were donated to Matt Pokrywka to obtain books for the students. Schools in Mali do not have books and he is hoping to purchase English and French dictionaries. Three Rivers Kiwanis also donated a check in the amount of $ 100.00 to Matt for this purpose.

Reports: Chris Almy reported on the interclub to Guilford last week with Chris, Eben DeWitt, Chris and Joe Beres and Edwin and Ethelyn Treworgy attending.Trish Hayes introduced the Key Club President, Kylie Palmer and Cheryl Roesing. It was announced that Trish Hayes would be relocating to Ellsworth and therefore, a new Key Club advisor would be needed. The Key Club is a very active group with many eager members participating in many worthwhile causes. 41 Key Club members were present at the Key Club meeting last week. Kiwanis will be actively seeking a Key Club advisor. Trish Hayes has been a very active leader and supporter of the Key Club and has been a great inspiration to all of us, and will be sorely missed by this club.

Val Robertson reported on Kiwanis Library Korner. The Library Korner will meet today and again next week. An ice cream party is planned for next Wednesday, after reading an interesting story.
Don’t forget the Veteran’s Day Dinner on Nov. 11th at the Milo Town Hall.

The Kiwanis Secret Santa program is taking shape and will soon be underway. President Beres announced that there is a Board Meeting on Nov. 3rd at The Restaurant at 6:30 am.

Herb Dunham introduced our guest speaker today, Randy Kluj, Commander from the American Legion Post 41 in Milo. Randy told us that Milo has the largest American Legion in Piscataquis County with 231 members. He explained that the American Legion Post is Veteran’s working for Veterans. He noted that the American Legion has been active in the Flag Program this past year, proudly flying the many flags noted along our streets. The Legion also supports SOAR by giving monetary donations, they raise money to send boys to Boys State, as well as girls to Girls State, the Oratorical Contest is supported by the American Legion with a recent entry winning at the county and state level and participating in the national contest. The American Legion also support the youth in our area with baseball and basketball activities. They will be providing a moving ceremony at the Veteran’s Day Dinner on Nov. 11th.

Randy was eager to talk about the youth of our area and the need for all of us to be active in a young person’s life to enable the youngster to reach full potential and show pride and honor in our country. Randy also provided and update on the activities of his son, Randy, now stationed in Ft. Hood, Texas as an Apache helicopter pilot.

It was wonderful to have Randy give us an update of the activities of our own American Legion Post here in Milo and to note the community service they provide. Our thanks to you, Randy.

Next weeks meeting is a business meeting and there will not be a speaker.

Respectfully submitted by Dorothy Brown, secretary.
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