Piscataquis Amateur Radio Club Field Day

Submitted by George Dean on June 19, 2018 - 11:40am

Amateur Radio “Field Day” June 23 and 24 Demonstrates Science, Skill, and Service.

Members of the Piscataquis Amateur Radio Club will be participating in the national Amateur Radio Field Day exercise, June 23 – 24 at Dave Ramsey's camp on the Sebec River. Since 1933, ham radio operators across North America have established temporary ham radio stations in public locations during Field Day to showcase the science and skill of Amateur Radio. This event is open to the public and all are encouraged to attend. For more than 100 years, Amateur Radio — sometimes called ham radio — has allowed people from all walks of life to experiment with electronics and communications techniques, as well as provide a free public service to their communities during a disaster or emergency, all without needing a cell phone or the Internet. Field Day demonstrates ham radio’s ability to work reliably under any conditions from almost any location and create an independent communications network. More than 35,000 people from thousands of... Read More

SAD 41 district budget meeting Thursday evening

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Submitted by Sethen on June 19, 2018 - 11:34am

Stuart Hedstrom • June 18, 2018

MILO — The dates for the annual district budget meeting and referendum on the 2018-19 SAD 41 budget were both scheduled by the school board during a June 13 meeting at the Penquis Valley School.

The annual district budget meeting will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, June 21 in the Walter E. Oakes Gymnasium at Penquis Valley, with an informational meeting before at 5:30 p.m. The total budget approved across the warrant items then will be moved to a referendum one week later on Thursday, June 28. Residents of Atkinson, Brownville, LaGrange and Milo will vote either “yes” or “no” on the total budget at the polls.

The current academic year’s budget is $8,500,571, as this sum was approved at referendum last summer.

In other business, the district did not have to look far in its principal search at Penquis Valley. Interim Principal Michael Rollins was hired as principal for the high school for July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2020,... Read More

Community meeting at Sebec Village Reading Room

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Submitted by Sethen on June 17, 2018 - 12:06pm

SEBEC - The Sebec Village Associates has invited the public to attend a community meeting at the Reading Room on Wednesday, June 27 at 6:30 pm. With the explosion of Internet access, the relevance of libraries is being questioned, but the goal of the SVA is to reverse this thinking and create a library that is a vital, exciting destination for the community. There are many opportunities for family activities and education support for youth at the library.  Coffee, tea, and the famous Reading Room baked goods will be provided free of charge.

The library hours for The Sebec Village Reading Room Library have been established for June: Mondays, 6-8 pm; Thursdays, 9:30 - 11:30 am; Fridays, 1-3 pm.  Use of the library is free. Not only is there a collection of fiction and non-fiction, there are books on CDs, large print books, and DVDs.

Mark your calendar to attend the community meeting on June 27. If you have any questions or ideas, contact Sue Small at 564-7079 or Barbara Mauzy at 564-3232.

American Legion Donation

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Submitted by Sethen on June 17, 2018 - 11:57am

The American Legion in Milo recently recieved a donation from Maine Highlands Federal Credit Union employees. The organization was chosen as a recipient of the Credit Union's Caring for Community Fundraiser. Employees from all branches pay $3 each to dress casual twice a month. Pictured is MHFCU Employee, Elaina Fogler with Laurence Keef of the American Legion.

Milo couple faces drug charges

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Submitted by Sethen on June 17, 2018 - 11:51am

Staff, Piscataquis Observer • June 15, 2018

YORK — Maine State Police have charged a couple from Milo after seizing heroin and crack when their vehicle was stopped on the Maine Turnpike late in the evening on June 14, according to a press release on the incident. The enforcement action came after troopers stopped the couple’s car in York about 11 p.m. and a drug dog was brought to the scene.

As a result, 12 grams of crack cocaine and 12 grams of heroin was located. Maureen Clark, 43, of Milo was charged with two counts of unlawful trafficking in scheduled drugs. Edwin Marrero, 52, of Milo was charged with unlawful possession of scheduled drugs as he was in possession of suboxone without a prescription.

Both Clark and Marrero were summonsed and released from the scene. They are scheduled to appear in a York County courtroom at a future date.

Milo/Brownville Summer Recreation Programs 2018

Submitted by Sethen on June 11, 2018 - 7:23pm

Milo Recreation 2018 Summer Camp Schedule

Submitted by Sethen on June 11, 2018 - 7:22pm

Free Summer Meals for Kids

Submitted by Sethen on June 11, 2018 - 2:39pm

Penquis Valley Class of 2018

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Submitted by Sethen on June 9, 2018 - 12:12pm

Photo courtesy of Lynn Gerrish/Penquis Valley High School
PENQUIS VALLEY SENIORS — The Penquis Valley High School Class of 2018 is front, from left, Denali Smith, Cassandra Larrabee, Selena Sibert, Olivia Castellano, Class Marshall Karla DeMaris — senior class adviser, Lanie Badger, Alexandria Kearns and Kelsey Robinson. Second row, Shauna McComb, Kortnie Stone, Edward Witham, Brandon Thompson, Christopher Morton, Levi Boobar and Noah Zambrano. Third row, Brock Emery, Wyatt Keller, Thomas White, Alex White, Dylan Ouellette and Brandon Jones. Fourth row, Onawa Brassley, Julian Maxcy, Hunter Bowers, Cherish Durant, Daniel Spurgeon, Alex Smith and Victor Eastman. Fifth row, Mitchell Carey, Jamie Hammond, Ian Rockefeller, Robert Jennings, Olivia Kuchinski, Faith Brown and Megan Badger. Back, Adam Stetson and Jeremy Moulton.

Area National Honor Society chapters

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Submitted by Sethen on June 6, 2018 - 12:53pm

Photo courtesy of Penquis Valley High School
PENQUIS VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL — National Honor Society members at Penquis Valley High School are front, from left, Vice President Camryn Rolfe, Kelsey Robinson, Selena Sibert, Olivia Castellano and Faith Brown. Back, Brooke McKenzie, Secretary Cymeria Robshaw, President Katelyn Bolstridge, Mitchell Carey, Treasurer Jacob Baker, Parliamentarian Jeremy Martin, Adam Stetson, Jennifer Smart and Sydney Fowles.