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TPI Gets Future Staffer Crop for a Cure
Dan and Lisa Smiley of Jay are pleased to announce the addition of Benjamin
Super Smiley to their family. Born six and a half weeks premature on December
4, Benjamin spent three weeks in intensive care fighting hard every step of the
way until he finally came home Christmas Eve. “He’s a little trooper,” says Dan,
“he really is super and God has really blessed our family.” Dan Smiley is the
general manager of Turner Publishing in Turner and owner of Smiley Laundry
in Jay. Lisa is a licensed real estate appraiser. Benjamin is the grandson of Mr.
& Mrs. G.W. Smiley of Greene and Mr. & Mrs. G.J. Hermantus of New Milford,
Connecticut. Kathy Walker (left) and her mother work on their scrapbooks in the Dirigo High School
Cafeteria. Kathy is part of the Canton Cruisers, who put on the event, Crop for a Cure,
to raise money for their Relay for Life team. Mrs. Timberlake, Kathy’s mom, was putting
together a scrapbook about her granddaughters. Kathy was one of the organizers of the
BETHEL FAMILY HEALTH CENTER event. (Photo by Bill Van Tassel)
Bill Van Tassel
3 2 R a i lr o a d S t r e e t , B e t h e l
The Canton Cruisers held
their fifth annual Crop for a
Welcome Cure fundraiser on March
20. The all-day scrapbook-
ing event was held at Dirigo
Merry Moses! 48 Weld St. Dixeld, ME
High School in Dixfield.
Crop for a Cure is just one
of several events through-
out the year endorsed by
the River Valley Relay for
Life teams. Relay for Life
OFFICE HOURS Merry Moses, PA-C has been a very successful
undertaking sponsored by
Join the Bethel staff in welcoming Meredith the (ACS) American Can-
Monday: Moses, Physician Assistant to our team. cer Association.
Merry recently completed the Yale School Relay for Life began in
8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. of Medicine - Physician Assistant Program
1985 when a surgeon, Dr.
Gordy Klatt, jogged and
in Connecticut. She will provide medical walked around a track for
Tuesday - Friday: care to patients of all ages in our local 24 hours to raise money
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. community.
for the ACS. Dr. Klatt
raised $27,000. Since then
the Relay has grown into
Saturday Mornings: To schedule an appointment
a nationwide movement
that raises millions of dol-
8:00 a.m. - 12 noon call 824-2193 today.
See Crop on page 5
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Yard Sale Endowed Lectureship to Honor
Spring Fling Indoor
Besides these and oth-
Former Executive Director Howe
Yard Sale will be held at er treasures, there will William D. Andrews, bilities at the Society. endowment by the end of and New England commis-
Rumford United Meth- be a baked goods table, President of the Bethel His- In making the announce- June 2010. sions. He has taught history
odist Church located at & coffee and muffins torical Society and Chair ment, Andrews cited Howe is a Bethel native, at numerous college and
455 Linnell Street on will be offered all morn- of the Board of Trustees, Howe’s “diligent” work whose roots go back to the university campuses and
Saturday, May 8, from 9 ing. announced recently that over thirty-five years in area in the 1780s. A history served on university gradu-
a.m. to 1p.m. There will Items to be donated the Board had approved bringing “important schol- major at the University of ate committees. As a scholar
be large items and mul- may be dropped off at a resolution establishing ars and speakers to the Southern Maine’s Gorham and public historian, he has
tiple tables for display the church from 9 a.m. an endowed lecture fund community.” “Creating a Campus, he holds a M.A. in lectured and written wide-
of household items, cur- to noon on Wednesday, in honor of Stanley Rus- special lecture in his name American history from the ly. His latest book, Bethel,
tains, table linens, yard Thursday, or Friday, sell Howe, Ph.D., longtime seemed an appropriate University of Connecticut Maine: A Brief History was
goods, but not clothing May 5, 6, and 7. For Executive Director of the to way to honor him,” he and a Ph.D. in Canadian his- published in 2009.
or shoes. more information, call Society, who stepped down added. tory from the University of Anyone wishing to make
Most items will be Kathy Crump at 392- on January 1 to become the The goal for funding Maine. Very active profes- gifts to this fund should
$1.50 or under and there 1285 or Peggy Welch at Society’s Associate Direc- the endowment has been sionally over his thirty-five send them to the Society at
will be "bag for a buck" 364-2617. tor and Director of Educa- set at $10,000 and $5000 years of Society leadership, P.O. Box 12, Bethel, Maine
tables. For a little bit of every- tion and Research. This has already been raised or he is currently book review 04217. All contributions
The potting tent will thing and a lot of fun and change is expected to allow pledged from friends, as editor for Maine History are tax deductible as allow-
return with lots of plants bargains, please join the Howe to pursue several re- well as former and current and frequently consulted able by law. n
and tips for your gar- folks at the church! n search and writing projects trustees. Another $5000 as a humanities scholar for
in addition to his responsi- is needed to complete the the Maine, New Hampshire
The Good Old Days: They Were Terrible
Several historians will century were “the good old inferior schools, and much serving, displaying and Dr. Moses Mason, which Society’s programs, exhib-
speak on the topic, “The days.” They were good more. This event is free interpreting historically now contains a period its, educational activities,
Good Old Days: They for only a privileged few. (donations accepted) and significant artifacts and house museum, exhibit hall and publications, please
Were Terrible” at a sym- Farmers, laborers, and the open to anyone interested documents for residents, and research library. In visit our website at www.
posium, sponsored by the ordinary breadwinner lived in learning more about this visitors, students, and 1999, the Society opened bethelhistorical.org. In-
Bethel Historical Society, a life of unrelenting hard- time in the American expe- scholars. Through its exhib- the O'Neil Robinson House formation also may be ob-
to be held on Saturday, ship. In addition, these rience. its, programs, events, and (next door at 10 Broad tained by calling 207-824-
April 24 in the Dr. Moses were years of uncontrolled Founded in 1966, the publications, the Society Street) to the public for an 2908 / 800-824-2910, by
Mason House Exhibit Hall air and water pollution, Bethel Historical Society makes the region's history expanded exhibit program, sending an email to info@
at 14 Broad Street from 2 dangerous factories, un- fosters a sense of place— meaningful, accessible, and museum shop space, and bethelhistorical.org, or by
to 4 p.m. It is a popular be- healthy housing, grueling centered in western Maine enjoyable. In 1974, the So- administrative offices. mailing us at P.O. Box 12,
lief that the years between toil, extensive political cor- and the White Mountain ciety acquired the former To learn more about the Bethel, ME 04217. n
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Tea doesn’t grow in the ing a cup of this brew, sugar, flour, and cinnamon,
USA and most of our tea Theodore Roosevelt made add butter and mix well
comes from Asia. the statement, “Good to until crumbly. Spread over
In the summer time you the Best Drop." Maxwell blueberries and bake at 350
might see a big jar of water House Coffee still uses that for 55-60 min.
with tea bags sitting in the slogan today.
sun on the porch to make Milk Coffee Squares
sun tea. The first cows in Amer- 2 eggs
Sun Tea ica were brought to Jame- 2-2/3 cup brown sugar
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it was the favored drink in 2 cups flour ¼ cup butter
colonial America. coffee became a popular Poisoning.” In fact, Abra- flour, soda and salt. Mix
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tington and George Gilman in 1853. ½ cup sugar In large bowl cream short- with chocolate chips and
imposed by England, some ½ cup shortening ening and sugar, add egg
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ans and dumped a whole ½ cup milk milk into eggs, alternating
shipment of tea overboard coffee beans directly off the process now known as
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For the Love of Martial Arts… Blouin Nursing Scholarship
The recipient of the first Peg Blouin Nursing Scholarship, Ashley Duguay, right,
receives congratulations from Rumford Hospital Director of Nursing Jane Aube.
The Peg Blouin Nursing ing panel comprising the award is forfeited and
Scholarship was estab- Director of Nursing, the no award is given in that
lished in 2009 upon Bl- Nurse Manager of Med/ year. If the scholarship
ouin’s retirement after 42 Surg and the Nurse Man- recipient does not success-
years as a registered nurse ager of the Emergency fully complete the nursing
at Rumford Hospital. Department. The award is program, the scholarship
Having been a recipient based on merit and need. money must be returned
Rachel Averill of Mexico and student at Mountain Valley High School has been training of the Auxiliary scholar- Applications are open to the scholarship fund.
in martial arts for the past 6 years with Sensei Stan Crockett of the Farmington Martial ship, which enabled her to to students who have been To obtain a Peg Blouin
Arts Academy. At age 14 Rachel has achieved a 2nd degree black belt and works for earn her nursing degree, accepted into either an as- Nursing Scholarship ap-
Sensei Crockett as an assistant instructor. Rachel has been inducted into the United Blouin expressed a wish sociate or bachelors nurs- plication form, students
Martial Arts Hall of Fame and was chosen to be on the 2009 U.S.A. Karate Team. to give back to her com- ing program. These stu- may call Rumford Hos-
Congratulations and keep up the great work, Rachel! munity through this schol- dents must have graduated pital Patient Registration
arship. or plan to graduate this at 369-1000 or visit the
CRoP, from page 1 a large Chinese Auction. as the Dirigo cafeteria The annual award is year from a high school reception desk in the hos-
Last year’s auction alone was full of ladies putting $1250 to a basic nursing within Rumford Hospi- pital lobby between the
lars for cancer research. raised over $6000 for the together scrapbooks with student, not one studying tal’s coverage area. hours of 8am and 5pm.
Each year over 3.5 mil- Cancer Society. March’s a huge variety of materi- for an advanced degree or The award is made after Peg Blouin Nursing
lion people participate Crop for a Cure scrap- als. specialization, after that the recipient demonstrates Scholarship applications
in a variety of fundrais- booking affair will do- The next Chinese Auc- student completes a suc- a successful first semester must be returned to Jane
ing events leading up to nate all the proceeds from tion is being held on April cessful first semester. The by submitting a transcript. Aube, DON, at Rumford
the annual 24-hour walk a small yard sale, held 17 at the new Canton Fire recipient is chosen by a Should the recipient not Hospital, postmarked no
around the track. in conjunction with the Station. The doors open Rumford Hospital nurs- complete a semester, the later than May 7. n
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Tales for the Journey -
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ers. He fished out the po-
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and placed them in another The old man explained, seems strong, but with pain
bowl. Then, he poured the “My boy, each of these ob- and adversities do I wilt and
piping hot tea into a nearby jects faced the same hard- become soft and lose my
teapot. He turned to his ship – boiling water. But
grandson and asked, “What each reacted differently. See Journey on page 8
do you see?” “The potato went in
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Movie Review: Alice in Wonderland (2010)
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Ask the Trainer: Golf Conditioning
you with more endurance Because most men do
Jodi Cornelio to carry your body around not typically like to per-
the course, core and lower form exercises with their
body strength also helps legs elevated, (it’s tougher
you with precision and for them due to the posi-
control of your short game. tioning of the hip flexor
Core exercises focus pri- muscles), I will give you
marily on the mid section one standing core exer-
We all know the impor- of the body; therefore it is cise.
tance of proper technique referred to as the founda- Standing Knee Ups:
if you want to be a good tion of all movement. By Stand in an upright posi-
golfer, but there are other midsection of your body I tion, shoulders back, stom-
pieces to this that can help am referring to abdominal ach pulled in (“Military
your game and take you to muscles, lower back, (the stance”). Bring one knee
the big tournament win and most common area for into your chest slowly and
the best golf of your life. golf injuries) and the hips. in control while exhaling
Basic components of men- Because there are many and sucking your abs in.
tal and physical condition- other muscles attached to Repeat on one side 10-20
ing can improve your golf these areas, it’s important times, and then move to
game, your fitness level, to incorporate them in the other side.
mental stamina and reduce your conditioning. It’s very important to
your risk of injury. Ok, let’s get to work. If note that after performing
The areas to focus on are you are just starting out Perform several ab- and criss-cross elbow to up until your shoulder any abdominal exercises,
core strength for stability, with your conditioning, dominal exercises. Start knee as if you are riding a blades are barely touching you must strengthen and
lower body strength and here are some guidelines. slow and with control, bike. Start with directing the floor, arms extended to stretch your back to pre-
flexibility for power and Start any conditioning baby steps and increase your feet towards the sky the sides of your body and vent injury and maintain
distance. Simple exercises program with a warm up. repetitions once you feel until you feel comfortable pull your stomach muscles body balance. Lie on your
and stretches can address This can be marching in comfortable to do so. You enough to gradually lower in. Hold and exhale. For stomach; raise your legs
some of these areas, and of place for 5 minutes. In- should never feel pain in your feet towards the floor more of a challenge be- and thighs off the ground
course yoga can enhance corporating some lower your back or neck when for more of a challenge. gin to extend your legs off by squeezing the muscles
all of these areas, includ- body strength exercises performing abdominal or the ground and lengthen. in your low back and butt.
ing mental stamina. like lunges and or squats core exercises. If you do The One Hundred is Never let your lower back Gently kick your feet as if
In this article let’s just is always a good idea, for feel pain, stop immedi- one of the most popular lift off the floor. The one you were swimming. Keep
focus on core and lower this gets some of the big- ately; you are either doing exercises in Pilates core hundred is called the one your spine straight and
body strength. The muscles gest muscles in your body too many reps or lacking strengthening. Lie flat on hundred because the goal head on the floor. After 10-
of the core are the power- working at warming your proper form. your back with your knees is to hold your legs in this 20 kicks, push your body
house and the foundation body and burning calories. One of my favorite ex- bent and feet flat on the position for one hundred off the floor and sit on
of your golf swing, and These are also the support- ercises for abdominal floor, roll your upper body seconds. your heels, placing your
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Connecting Stephens Memorial Hospital and Western Maine Health to the Communities We Serve
Spring 2010 Issue 7
Sisters Welcome Babies Two Weeks Apart - we knew what we
were doing. It
with a Little Help from The Family Birthplace was great having
Courtney Culbert, of Bethel, was surprised and excited to ﬁnd out she was consultant
pregnant with her ﬁrst child, and due in May of 2009. Shortly after she (Shannon Nassa,
found out, her sister, Jessica Fitts, of Oxford, discovered she was going to RN) right here to
welcome baby number two into her family - just a month after Courtney had talk to if I had
her baby. any concerns.
The nurses even
As it would turn out, cousins Emma and Anna were born only 2 weeks apart, called us at home
both in June 2009 at the Family Birthplace at Stephens Memorial Hospital, about a week later
delivered by Dr. Gregory Hardy of Western Maine OB/GYN. to check in and
see if we had
Watching the girls together, you note how similar they are to their mothers; questions after
and as sisters, Courtney and Jessica also have similarities, as well as differ- we left.” �����������������������������������������������������������������
ences. The same can be said for their experiences at the Birthplace. However,
while the experiences were different, both women state with certainty what a Jessica’s Story
wonderful experience it was to give birth at Stephens Memorial Hospital.
Already mom to a 4-year-old boy, Jessica was comfortable being pregnant
Courtney’s Story and knew how she envisioned her delivery. She was planning to deliver at the
same hospital where she had her son. However, she and her husband, Ernie,
By Courtney’s account she had a healthy, uneventful pregnancy, except that decided it would be nice if she could deliver closer to home and family, and
little Emma wanted to stay in a week past her due date, ﬁnally gracing the working at SMH, she knows ﬁrsthand how “amazing” the Birthplace nurses
world on June 4th. After delivery, Courtney experienced a complication and and the physicians at Western Maine OB/GYN.
needed to go to the Operating Room. For someone who had never stayed
overnight in a hospital, this was a scary experience. Her conﬁdence grew Jessica shares that she had a great ﬁrst experience, however, every delivery is
when Dr. Hardy explained everything from the anesthesia to the procedure to different, and she still didn’t know what to expect when she went into labor on
her. The Birthplace nurses took charge of helping Emma and her dad, Mark, June 19th. The nurses at the Birthplace, “made me feel conﬁdent during my
get to know one another while Courtney was in the OR. labor, and after the birth of Anna gave us the space to be a family and helped
my son feel comfortable coming in to see his new sister.”
With this unexpected event under her belt, Courtney was back in her room
with her family. She shares that the nurses were fabulous in helping Mark The rotation with which the Western Maine OB/GYN physicians see OB
with care and showing him how to bathe and diaper Emma, as Courtney patients increased Jessica’s comfort level as well. “During my pregnancy, I got
couldn’t get out of bed. Both she and Mark were happy with the wonderful to see all 3 of the physicians that could potentially be delivering Anna. They
food, the personalized care, and glad that the nurses were helpful ﬁltering visi- all knew my case, and I felt at ease with that when I went into labor.”
tors and making sure she was able to get enough rest.
Though they had different experiences, the sisters agree that the care at the
“For my ﬁrst hospital experience it was very pleasant. I loved being able to Birthplace was amazing, the nurses and doctors accessible for questions, and
labor in the tub, all of the nurses explained things very well, and made sure that they each went home with a beautiful little girl.
MaineHealth Named #26 Healthcare Delivery The MaineHealth member organization, of which Stephens Memorial
Hospital and Maine Medical Center are two of the 11 members, is honored
System Nationwide Ranking Based on and proud of the integrated health network ranking. “We have done a great
deal of work to ensure our health system maximizes and shares our resources
Quality, Scope of Services & Efﬁciency throughout our MaineHealth family and beyond,” said Bill Caron, president
of MaineHealth. He added, “While we greatly appreciate the recognition, the
MaineHealth, the state’s largest integrated healthcare delivery network, has
value for the average Maine citizen is that MaineHealth providers have been
been ranked among the nation’s best performing healthcare systems for the
recognized for high-quality healthcare that’s delivered efﬁciently.”
fourth year in a row. Based on an annual survey conducted by SDI, a health-
care market insight and analytics ﬁrm, MaineHealth’s ranking stands at 26, up
The ratings are based on SDI’s Integrated Healthcare Network Rating Sys-
from 59 in the 2009 survey.
tem, which evaluates each network’s ability to operate as a uniﬁed organization
in eight categories: integration, integrated technology, contractual capabilities,
Notably, MaineHealth was ranked third in a listing of the top ten healthcare
outpatient utilization, ﬁnancial stability, services and access, hospital utiliza-
systems in the Northeast.
tion and physicians.
Save the Date! November 7, 2010
Attention all runners & walkers of all ages! SMH 5 K Carb Burner - Inaugural Run!
Supporting The Diabetes Education Program at SMH!
This newsletter is a publication of the Community Relations & Development Department at Stephens Memorial Hospital. For more information please visit our website at www.wmhcc.org
April 2010 The Western Maine Foothills
Safer Medication Practices order entry rates are reviewed monthly, with the goal to constantly improve
Kathy Bonney, RN, MSN - Vice President of Performance Improvement
We have 24-hour pharmacy coverage. While we do not have a pharmacist
Using the safest medication practices to prevent medication-related errors is
at the hospital during the night, we use a “remote” pharmacy service that is
important to us. The Institute of Medicine’s “To Err is Human” report1 noted
staffed by Maine pharmacists. (We can also call in a hospital pharmacist if
that “Medication-related errors occur frequently in hospitals; not all result in
needed.) This ensures that inpatient medication orders are always reviewed
actual harm, but those that do are costly.” The report went on to estimate
by a pharmacist with the goal to help catch errors before a medication is given
that the “increased hospital costs alone of preventable adverse drug events
to a patient.
affecting inpatients are about $2 billion for the nation as a whole.” Delivering
the right medication to the right patient, in the right dose, by the right route
The inpatient computerized medication orders “ﬂow” into our automated
and at the right time seems, on the surface, to be simple. However, it is an
medication dispensing cabinets. The nurse
extremely complex process which makes it prone to problems and errors. Just
selects the medication from the cabinet
a few factors that make it complex are:
drawer that opens up based on the medic-
ation order. The nurse then takes the medi-
• Every person is unique. Each has a unique response to medications and a
cation to the patient’s room (shown at right)
unique medication list which may include over the counter medications and
and uses a scanner to scan the medication
and the patient’s identiﬁcation band. The
• Medications can interact with other medications, supplements and food.
computer uses this scanned information to
• There are thousands of medications available.
make sure that the right patient, medication, dose, route and time matches the
• Many names of medications look and sound alike.
• More than one doctor may be involved in the care of a patient and may be
We also have “smart” intravenous pumps that alert nurses if too much medi-
• Use of abbreviations and handwriting can make a medication order unclear.
cation or ﬂuid has been programmed into the pump in error and will not start
until the information has been corrected.
Our Medication Systems Improvement, Pharmacy and Therapeutics and In-
formation Technology Committees are made up of doctors, nurses, ward sec-
Lastly, but most importantly, we recognize that ensuring medication safety is
retaries, pharmacists, information technology staff and other clinical support
a team effort. Key team members are the patient and their support person(s).
staff who continuously work to make medication practices safer. We evaluate
Our safe medication practice starts by creating an accurate list of medications,
our hospital against numerous national safe practice guidelines from organi-
herbal supplements and allergies. We encourage everyone to keep an accurate
zations such as the Centers for Medicare and Medicare Services (CMS), the
list in their wallet or purse in case of an emergency and to bring medications
Joint Commission, the National Quality Forum, and the Institute for Safe
in their original bottles if there is a chance of being seen in the Emergency
Medication Practices. We also evaluate our practices and outcomes through
Room or admitted to the hospital. This helps to create the most accurate list.
ongoing data collection.
We also want patients and their support persons to speak-up if they have any
questions about their medications or think that we may be making an error.
We are proud of the fact that we are using the latest technology, support
This help is vital to keep our medication system as safe as possible.
services and other safe practices to reduce medication errors. More than 75%
of our inpatient medication orders are entered into the computer by doctors. Here are some web addresses for more information about medication safety:
This helps prevent confusion that might be caused by illegible handwriting or 1
use of abbreviations. The other major advantage to using computer software System.aspx http://www.ismp.org/
is the alerts it generates to the doctor. Alerts include medication interactions, To see our Patient Safety rating from the Maine Health Management Coalition (the
patient allergies and doses that may be too high. Our doctors’ computerized rating includes medication safety) go to: http://www.mhmc.info/about
Stay tuned for upcoming articles on: the addition of a buffet line for meal
Culture Changes at Market Square time, “iCare Plans,” the new cats, and new additions to the staff at Market
When most people think of a nursing home, they don’t think of a com-
fortable atmosphere where cats roam free and residents congregate in iCare Employee of the Year Announced
social areas to play games, chat, and watch TV. However, that is exactly
the way residents at Market Square Health Care Center live every day The Human Resources staff at Stephens Memorial Hospital was pleased to
thanks to the hard work of staff to undertake a culture change at the announce that Jason Cloutier received the
nursing home. honor of iCare Person of the Year for 2009.
Jason is a Meditech Coordinator, which means
Market Square staff has been implementing changes over the past year to he is an Information Technology employee,
make residents feel more like they are in homey atmosphere. Managers specializing in computerized medical records.
have taken ideas that have been in the coffers for a long time, as well as He has worked for the hospital since 2006,
suggestions from surveys with residents to implement positive changes. and received many iCare nominations
throughout his tenure.
The ﬁrst major change to the daily
lives of residents was the building He is honored by fellow staff, “for being the go-to person for special IT
of a kitchenette in their multi- projects and the intranet. He always helps with a smile, and you know you
purpose room, which also serves as will have top quality work when he is done.”
the cafeteria for many. With this
addition, the staff is able to offer Congratulations, Jason!
made to order toast selections along
with the standard breakfast. This
affords residents a daily choice with
their breakfast, something most people would take for granted living
at home. Bonnie McAllister, Dietary Director, notes that one of the
biggest advantages to this is actually the smell of the toast cooking. “It
helps to enhance peoples appetites so they are hungry for breakfast!”
Don’t Miss Our Upcoming Classes!
Residents have been very accepting of the change, staff have adapted to
8th Annual Parkinson’s Day Awareness Conference April 10th!
make the most out of the changes to the routine, and ﬁnd that happier
residents make all the change worth while. Mystery of Menopause - May 12 5:30 - 7 pm - Free of Charge!
McAllister says with this new “short order” type of atmosphere in the Living Well for Better Health - May 20 - June 24 3:30 - 5:30 pm
dining hall and the addition of beverage choices on the spot there is less
waste, more enjoyment of the residents, and a surprising upsurge in the Many other opportunities! Call 1-866-609-5183 (toll free) for more
drinking of hot cocoa at the Center!
Page 12 The Western Maine Foothills
April is Donate Life – Register Your Team for the
Organ Donation Month Relay For Life of River Valley
The American Can- for them during and after a cancer.org/MErelays or
cer Society Relay For cancer diagnosis; by finding by calling 1-800-227-
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5 at Hosmer Field. The and by fighting back through cer Society combines
event gives everyone in rallying lawmakers to pass an unyielding passion
the community a chance laws to defeat cancer. with nearly a century of
to help the Society save “Relay For Life is all experience to save lives
lives and create a world about our community unit- and end suffering from
with less cancer and ing with the American Can- cancer. As a global grass-
more birthdays. Walkers, cer Society and supporting roots force of more than
cancer survivors, care- its efforts to help Maine three million volunteers,
givers, community lead- cancer patients and their we fight for every birth-
ers, faith-based and civic families,” said Diane Mitch- day threatened by every
organizations, anyone ell, Chair of the River Valley cancer in every commu-
wanting to make a differ- event. “Volunteers and par- nity. As a result, more
ence – are encouraged to ticipants who are willing to than 11 million people
form a team and take part give their time and energy to in America who have
Rumford Hospital nurses Sylvia Goodman, RN, left, and Anne Marie Mahar, RN, are in this community event. this exciting event are mak- had cancer and countless
hoping that flying this Donate Life banner at the hospital during Donate Life Month Relay For Life events ing a commitment to let the more who have avoided it
will increase awareness about organ donation. are held overnight as local community know that will be celebrating birth-
individuals and teams cancer can be defeated.” days this year. To learn
More than 100,000 Amer- perwork or to talk with fam- Signing up as a donor di- camp out at an athletic Information about how more about the American
icans are waiting for lifesav- ilies who are considering rectly through Donate Life track with the goal of to form a team, to help plan Cancer Society or to get
ing organ transplants and donation of a loved one’s New England Organ and keeping at least one team the event, or to volunteer at help, call anytime, day or
many more wait for donated organs. Call 369-1000 to Tissue Donor Registry al- member on the track at the Relay For Life of River night, at 1-800-227-2345
tissues. On average 17 peo- reach Mahar. “The need is lows the donor to specify or all times throughout the Valley is available at www. or visit cancer.org. n
ple in this country die every great,” says Mahar, “and the limit their donation to a cer- evening. Teams do
day waiting for an organ process of becoming a donor tain type of donation, organ most of their fundrais-
transplant. There is a tragic is so simple.” or tissue. To sign up with ing prior to the event,
shortage of donated organs Maine is one of the five the Donate Life New Eng- but some teams also
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Anne Marie Mahar, RN, is be a donor of organs and tis- “One organ donor can the American Cancer
available by appointment sues. This information is re- save the lives of seven peo- Society’s efforts to
to help prospective donors corded in the New England ple, and one tissue donor can save lives by help-
complete the necessary pa- Registry. help more than 50 people,” ing people stay well
says Mahar. “We want to by preventing cancer
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DAR Good Citizen Has Been
Dakota Turnbull, son of
Named for the 2010 Senior Class
Youth Leadership Award. Turnbull has been a sire and attitude. mentor in the Big Brothers Science at Embry Riddle
Jeff Turnbull, is a leader in While attending Dirigo, member of the varsity But, a good citizen is Big Sisters program where Aeronautical University.
the senior class. He serves Turnbull has served on Cougar tennis team all also concerned with the he works with younger, He wants to become a
as the class treasurer. He the prom committee, as four years setting his own needs of others in his com- less fortunate children. commercial pilot for a
also serves the school com- a student secretary, on personal goals. He has munity. Turnbull belongs He believes this service to large US airline and even-
munity as President of two the yearbook publication earned distinction as a co- to the River Valley Interact youngsters in his commu- tually become a captain.
organizations, the Dunham staff and as a volunteer captain of the varsity soc- Club. He often works not nity has helped him grow He wants to build his
Chapter of the National for the yearly Freshman cer team where he learned just the one required time into a kind and responsible dream house and a lov-
Honor Society (NHS) and Step-up Day. He earned to work with the team to- slot but the whole day on individual who creates a ing family. He intends to
the Future Business Lead- the school’s highest award ward a common goal. He whatever the club’s project positive environment and be the best father he can
ers of America (FBLA). when he was recognized as received the Frank Keegan may be that day, assuming can be a good role model. be and continue to work
He was honored by Rotary the Student of the Month Memorial Athletic Award leadership roles whenever Turnbull intends to in his community, serving
in 2008 with the Rotary in September, 2009. in 2009 for dedication, de- needed. Turnbull is also a pursue a BA in Aviation others. n
Critter Chatter - A Spring Reminder
notably, diseases. rious, but other diseases are We also receive many
Carleen Cote A permit from the De- zoonetic - can be passed on calls about animals people
partment of Inland Fisher- to humans. A case in point: think might need help. or
ies and Wildlife is needed last year four baby raccoons they just want them re-
to possess any wildlife. were found in a garage in moved. We inquire about
Babies of different species Gardiner. The family de- how long the animal has
For those who do not care have their own special feed- cided they were so cute been around. Sometimes
for snow and cold weather, ing requirements. There they just couldn't give them the answer is several days!
these conditions will soon is more involved than giv- up. I received a call asking If anyone encounters an
be a memory, the sun will be ing the proper diet to raise how to feed baby raccoons. animal in distress, please
warmer, trees will be bud- a baby until release time. (Unless the person calling do not wait days to call us
ding, flowers will display Babies are brought to us by is a permitted rehabber, I - it may be too late. We
their magnificent rainbow people who thought they encourage them to bring are always available to as-
of colors, birds will return, were properly caring for the babies to me and I do sist. We answer the phone
filling the air with melo- them. They tell me they not provide information on 24 hours a day. Our motto
dies, and wild babies will looked on the internet to get their care.) The family re- is: "If you care, let us know
be born. Our days up until information. There is ex- A young barred owl. (Photo by Donald Cote) luctantly agreed to surren- it's there." We can advise
now leisurely, will soon be cellent material to be found der these babies after I ex- about whether or not rescue
dominated with caring for there, but there is also tons it need to be fed? Do you take the baby away from plained the possibility and is necessary. We accept all
the young babies that arrive of misinformation. Anyone have the time and commit- their pleading children. It is ramifications if rabies was wildlife in need of assis-
here for care and nurturing. can put anything on the in- ment to care for the baby upsetting to have someone an issue. I was later told tance - not just babies.
It will also be the time when ternet. Some questions to until it is old enough to be bring babies to us when they that not only had the fam- Carleen and Donald Cote
baby animals are found by ask before you decide to released into the wild? Or are just minutes away from ily handled the babies, but operate the Duck Pond
those who think they are so keep the baby are: How is this creature just a pass- dying. A starving baby al- so had many others in the Wildlife Care Center on Rt.
cute that they decide they old is this baby? What does ing fancy? Do you know at most never recovers despite neighborhood. This meant 3 in Vassalboro, a nonprofit
just can't give them up. This it eat? How much does it what age and where to re- our efforts to reverse the that the babies had to be facility, supported entirely
presents two problems, one need for proper nourish- lease the older animal? Or damage caused by improper euthanized to be tested for by the Cotes' own resources
for the baby, the other for ment to thrive? How do do you think you can just care. Another critical issue rabies for the protection of and outside donations. Call
the finder who may not be you get milk into a baby drop it off anywhere? is the possibility of disease the humans. The raccoons them at 445-4326 or write
aware of issues caring for that is reluctant to nurse? We are often told by par- this animal could be carry- died needlessly - they did to 1787 N. Belfast Ave., Vas-
the babies can present, most How many times a day does ents that they just couldn't ing. Rabies is the most se- not have rabies. salboro, ME 04989. n
Boys Varsity Baseball Girls Varsity Softball
Date Place Opponent Time Date Place Opponent Time
Dirigo High School Spring Sports 2010
Sat 04/17 A Mt. Valley & Marannacook 10:00am Sat 04/17 A Madison Preseaon Tournament TBA 700am
Mon 04/26 A Wiscasset 4:30pm Mon 04/26 A Wiscasset 430pm
Wed 04/28 H Telstar Regional 4:30pm Wed 04/28 H Telstar Regional 430pm
Fri 04/30 A Carrabec 4:30pm Fri 04/30 A Carrabec 430pm
Mon 05/03 A Mount Abram 4:30pm Mon 05/03 A Mount Abram 430pm
Wed 05/05 H Madison Area High 4:30pm Wed 05/05 H Madison Area High 430pm
Fri 05/07 A Jay 4:30pm Fri 05/07 A Jay 430pm
Mon 05/10 A Mountain Valley 4:30pm Mon 05/10 A Mountain Valley 430pm
Wed 05/12 H Livermore Falls 4:30pm Wed 05/12 H Livermore Falls 430pm
Fri 05/14 A Telstar Regional 4:30pm Fri 05/14 A Telstar Regional 430pm
Mon 05/17 H CarraAbec 4:30pm Mon 05/17 H Carrabec 430pm
Wed 05/19 H Mount Abram 4:30pm Wed 05/19 H Mount Abram 430pm
Fri 05/21 A Madison Area High 4:30pm Fri 05/21 A Madison Area 430pm
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Wed 05/26 A Livermore Falls 4:30pm Wed 05/26 A Livermore Falls 430pm
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Cicetti From the desk of Connie Jones, Director of Community Services…
elderly, in people who
are housebound, and for Getting Ready for the Big 60 News You Can Use
people in general during
Q. Do men get osteo- the winter. Depending on When I turned 35, I received my first Farm Share
porosis? your situation, you may
need to take vitamin D shock of aging – I looked down at my It’s time to sign up for the
Yes, men do get osteo- supplements. hands and saw my mother’s hands!
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at greater risk. cise by becoming stron- When I turned 40, I threw myself a big Share Program. Enjoy fresh
Osteoporosis, or po- ger. Weight-bearing ex- summer produce at your
rous bone, is a disease ercise is the best for your Over the Hill party, all dressed in black.
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ates an increased risk of smokers, and they often Now it’s almost time for 60. This feels very different. a list of farm stands in your
fractures. go through menopause
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bone and replace it with risk of falling. Quit or, at
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and lose bone faster than have your bone mass you stay up all night regretting it!”
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crease fracture risk. widely recognized bone
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April 2010 The Western Maine Foothills
Nothin’ but Small Talk…the American Curly Horse!
the Curly horse came from.
Jess Small Their curly coats make
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Most researchers came up
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One of the horse world’s of Bashkortostan, result-
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America is an even greater it all, and they soon found bones, and tough hooves.
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nated. What we do know An Arabian stallion by the matter and a quick pulse and
for sure is that the Damele name of Nevada Red be- respiratory recovery time.
family, who settled in Ne- came a part of the Damele Their average size is about
vada from Italy in 1879, was Curly herd in 1961 and had 15 hands high and they usu-
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Don’t Try This at Home
paper when a car comes ably the side you painted arrested him on the spot. It
John McDonald tearing around the corner first, so just paint that side was quite dramatic.
by his house and stops. A the other color.' It seems this fella had
man jumps from the car, “Fella agreed that was the just robbed a bank in Union
runs up onto the porch and answer. Trouble is, till he and was trying to make a
frantically asks Tewkey for finishes painting his barn I getaway to Rockland, and
directions to Bangor. can't remember - when giv- Tewkey Merrill managed to
Realizing the fella is in a ing directions - whether his stop this fella armed with
So there I was the other hurry, Tewkey tries his best barn is the red barn on the nothing more than his in-
night at a fancy corporate to move him right along. left heading north or she's dex finger and his colorful
banquet in the mid-coast “You want to take this the green barn on the right directions.
region, waiting to provide road out of town about heading south. Well, they hauled the
the evening’s entertain- five miles and you're gon- “But I know for sure that fella off to jail and under
ment, when the conversa- na' come to a fork in the two miles after the left at intense questioning by the
tion at my table turned to road..." the fork in the road on ei- department's elite criminal
storytelling. That's when “Does it make any dif- ther your left or right hand division they finally wrung
this fella from Massachu- ference which way I go at side I guarantee you're go- it out of him: He had been
setts – with an accent so the fork?" the stranger asks, ing to see a big red or green in that very town about
thick you could've cut and thinking he'll speed things barn," Tewkey said all em- eight years previous and the
stacked it like cordwood – up. phatic. only mischief he managed
attempted to tell one of my “Not to me, it don't," “Then what do I do?" the to get into was - he broke
Down East stories. Tewkey says, honestly. stranger asked. into somebody’s big red
Within seconds this Son The stranger decides to “Nothin.'" said Tewkey. and green barn and made-
of the Commonwealth had just stand there and listen. "You see it and just go sail- off with about twenty gal-
the story so mangled and “You take a left at that ing by.” lons of paint.
mutilated that it became fork and after you go an- Well, by now the strang- Before retelling this sto-
too painful for me to lis- other two miles you'll see a er concluded that he had ry, please consult a board-
ten. Finally in desperation big, red barn... No, come to picked the last person in certified professional story-
he turns to me and says: think of it, it's a green barn... Maine to ask for directions teller.
“Have you ever heard that Two miles after that left at but by then it was too late.
story, John? Is that more or the fork in the road you'll From around the same Have John McDonald
less how it goes?" see a big, green barn…” corner came a deputy sher- bring “A taste of Maine
It's been suggested that Tewkey pauses again to fella who owns that barn of the paint. iff with siren wailing and humor” to your next ban-
warning labels be placed think, while the stranger decided to paint it even “His neighbor, Frank Far- all lights blazing. He cut off quet or convention. Email
on all Maine humor tapes taps his foot, waiting. though it didn't need paint- ron, said, 'Just wait 'til one the stranger's car, came up him at: mainestoryteller@
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teurs about the dangers the barn green I realize it's job he gets a call from his ever side peels first is prob- cuffs to this stranger and 899.1868. n
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I told my tablemate that
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“Well, he and mother
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the road on your right hand
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you promise not to try to re- fit to be tied... his barn was red and he'd coverage on your house, you may wind
tell it without supervision. “For the last eight years been painting it green, or up only getting enough to replace part of
In the story Tewkey Mer- that barn's been nothing but she was green and he'd your home. And, items such as jewelry,
rill is sitting on his front trouble," Tewkey finally been painting it red. What's gun collections, and ﬁne art require
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‘10 CC Sport #K1648 $21,829
FWD 1.9%* Financing for 60. mo. $15,995
#V0027 0%* Financing for 60. mo. in lieu of rebates.
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MSRP $28,764 DISC. $1,417
DISC. $1,765 REBATE $1,000 IN STOCK NOW!!!
$26,999 Comp/Loyalty $1,000
0%* Financing for 60. mo.
.9%* Financing for 60. mo. $19,888
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#K1613 DISC. $815
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#V0044 LX 4x4 #Z0031 $11,995
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MSRP $23,380 MSRP $21,595
MSRP $21,569 DISC. $1,481 DISC. $1,619
DISC. $1,570 REBATE $1500 $19,976
$19,999 Comp/Loyalty $500 0%* Financing for 60. mo.
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