Color Milo pre-registration, August 29

Submitted by Izzy Warren on August 25, 2014 - 10:45am

Get pre-registered for Color Milo !!!
Milo Event Committee will be taking pre-registrations for Color Milo
at Maine Savings in Milo on Friday, August 29th,
from 9 am - 12 pm.
Pre-registration will assure your correct tee shirt size
for Color Milo on 0ctober 4.
Entry is $20.00 and you will get a receipt for your payment.

D-F: Veterans Services Officer, August 26

Submitted by Izzy Warren on August 25, 2014 - 7:07am

Don Dare, the Veterans Services Officer from the Department of Defense, Veterans and Emergency Management, will be the Penquis Cap Building, 50 North Street, in Dover-Foxcroft on Tuesday, August 26, from  9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m to assist veterans, widows and dependent children in applying for state and federal benefits.

From the principal's office ...

Submitted by Izzy Warren on August 23, 2014 - 1:28pm

Hello, Parents and Students,
Hope your summer was somewhat restful.
A lot of changes have occurred at Penquis. We lost some staff, we have some big classes coming through, and we have a very difficult schedule to work on.
One of those changes this year was adding something for students to help with those that might fall behind in the core classes like Math and English. That's where the CRSH Math and English comes in. For the beginning of the year, because of the need to fill spots with kids in study halls, some students received that placement. With that in mind, this placement will change throughout the year as grades for students come out and needs for students are presented. So this is by no means a permanent class; it is a placement for a study hall until first progress reports come out.
Hope this helps with understanding. Pass this along to people to help others out.
Thanks for being you and 'see ya' in a couple days.
Jeremy Bousquet, Penquis Principal

BJHS Alumni Award Scholarships

Submitted by Izzy Warren on August 18, 2014 - 8:05pm

The last student graduated from Brownville Junction High School in June of 1968. That was the year that Brownville joined with Milo and other surrounding communities to form Maine School Administrative District #41 and students from that point on attended high school at Penquis Valley School in Milo. Nearly fifteen years after that last graduate crossed the stage in the gymnasium former students decided to form an alumni association and last week that group provided seven current or soon to be college students with scholarships in the amount of $1500 at its annual reunion.

These scholarships are available to children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren of those alumni who belong to the Brownville Junction High School Alumni Association or students who have graduated from Penquis Valley High School and pay dues to the BJHS Alumni Association. The scholarships are awarded solely on merit.

This year’s scholarships were awarded as follows:

Two scholarships are awarded to high school students who graduated this year. The Allen B. Lente scholarship was awarded to Trevor Lyford of LaGrange and the BJHS Alumni scholarship was given to Patrick Buzza of Auburn.

Two scholarships, named for former teachers at Brownville Junction High School were presented also. The Greta Connors scholarship was given to Holly Wadman of Ellsworth while the Eleanor Rosebush scholarship winner was Robert Garnett of St. Stephen, New Brunswick.

The Margaret Law scholarship is awarded to a student enrolled in the medical profession and the recipient of that scholarship was Elise DePlanche of Berlin, Massachusetts.

Two scholarships are available to all students who apply. The Henry & Annie Graves scholarship was awarded to Rachel Worster of Brownville; the Don Stiles scholarship was presented to Jacob Caron of Eddington.

Milo Selectmen's Agenda for August 19

Submitted by Izzy Warren on August 14, 2014 - 2:44pm

Bangor: Free Medical Administrative Assistant Certificate training

Submitted by Izzy Warren on August 13, 2014 - 11:09am

yes Announcing the opportunity of Medical Administrative Assistant Certificate Training provided by Bangor Adult Education. Successful graduates of this training are eligible to test for the Medical Administrative Assistant Certificate from the National Health Association and the Certified Professional Coder Certification from the AAPC (American Association of Professional Coders).
This training qualifies individuals to work as medical secretaries, unit secretaries, billing specialists, Patient Representatives, and other related healthcare occupations.
To be eligible for free training participants must qualify for and be enrolled in Workforce Investment Act Services through Eastern Maine Development Association (EMDC).
FMI: Contact Theresa Mudgett. Call 207-561-4046 or email

All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast and Silent Auction, August 16 !

Submitted by Izzy Warren on August 12, 2014 - 12:10pm

You will certainly want to be a part of the excitement of the Fourth Annual All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast  and Silent Auction to be held in the Reading Room in Sebec  Village.

Save this date: August 16, 2014, and reserve this time: 8:00 to 10:30 AM !

Breakfast and bidding begin at 8:00 AM so come early and fill yourself with eggs, pancakes, toast, potatoes, beans, ham, bacon, sausage, and beverages while bidding on a vast array of must-haves !

Adult meals are $7 and children under 12 are $3. There isn’t a better deal in the state !

Local businesses and artisans have provided  wonderful buying opportunities: gift cards, a load of gravel, hand carved birds, quilted treasures, a hand turned wooden bowl, children’s items, home crafted jellies, cook books, and so much more ! If you wish to donate something for the auction, please contact Barbara at 564.3232.

The Sebec Village Associates wish to thank the community in general for their strong support of the activities hosted in the village, and they also wish to acknowledge the special support provided by Save-A-Lot and Countryside Meat Market whose generosity makes the breakfast possible.

Proceeds of this event will be used to start upgrading the electrical service at the Reading Room with a long-term goal of installing a new heating system. So come hungry and bring a full wallet; every penny you spend will stay right in Piscataquis County helping your friends and neighbors.

Looking ahead, please mark your calendar to attend the Community Picnic in Sebec Village on September 13, 2014.

Maine Day, Saturday, August 16

Submitted by Izzy Warren on August 11, 2014 - 1:45pm

Maine Day: A day for Mainers to celebrate our State, with encouragement for all to enjoy food and beverages grown, caught, or made here.

Mission: To establish a day for Mainers to honor this great state in any way they wish, with hopes people consume Maine based foods – because they are delicious and because a day of widespread Maine food consumption will financially help our farmers, fishermen, and producers.

How it will be celebrated: There are no rules, no required event attendance, and no central control. People may choose to celebrate by enjoying a lobster cookout in their back yard with family and friends, or join others in an event of their own creation. Towns, restaurants, associations, businesses, bars, parks, sporting arenas, and others, can participate in their own creative ways, building new connections, happenings, and commerce.

20 ways Maine Day will benefit Maine:
Local farmers, fishermen, and food producers will see an increase in revenue.
Local “Buy Local” efforts in each town will get a boost from this state wide.
Buy Local event. Mainers will gain awareness of Maine’s fresh and healthy foods and their health benefits.
It is scalable across geography – it can be celebrated in a back yard, or in Shanghai.
It is scalable across involvement – join a state wide effort, or stop for a lobster roll at Red’s Eats.
It works in the crowd based world because the crowd makes it what they want, unlike a Festival.
Tourists will have another target to plan their visitation.
Gets lift from, and gives lift to, the Green movement.
Eating and drinking are universally loved activities, increasing chances of broad involvement.
This is just as viable in the northern, western, down eastern, and southern parts of the state.
This occurs during peak harvest time setting off an explosion of direct engagement with farms.
Combines the best of two popular holidays – Thanksgiving’s good eating with friends on each’s own terms, and the 4 of July’s strong patriotism.
Offers a holiday in August when there isn’t one today.
Can be done without significant state, foundation, or corporate funding.
Gets support from both ends of most polarizing classifications: political, environmental, economic.
Creates outreach to 1.3 million ex-patriots, and millions more non-Mainers who love the State.
Fits into the mission of many Maine associations, giving them viability and bringing their support.
Contributes to keeping young people in Maine.
Contributes to a stronger Maine Brand across world,...

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