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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)

Part of
                                                                                                                                                                  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. Dixeld, 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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                                                                                                                Upcoming Events
                    Yard Sale                                                                                                                    Endowed Lectureship to Honor
     Second         Annual
  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         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       , 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
the end of Civil War and                                              ruption, unsafe food and                                           region—by collecting, pre-     Broad Street residence of
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                                                  Dottie Dymples – Coffee, Tea or Milk
                                  may not approve, instant       at the Maxwell House                                                                            spread on butter.
                                  tea can now be found in        in Nashville, Tennessee.                                                                           Sugar Topping
                                  most grocery stores.           Supposedly after drink-                                                                           In a small bowl combine
                                    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
                                    1 big jar filled             stown, Virginia, by the                                                                            1 cup oil
                                    with water                   English in 1611.                                                                                   1 cup warm coffee
 Shirley Toncer                     6 bags (take top off
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                                                                    There was no way to
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                                                                                                                                                                    3 cups flour
                                                                                                                                                                    ½ tsp baking soda
                                    When you see the color       kept all the cream to make                                                                         1 tsp salt
                                     you want, add sugar         cheese and butter. The                                                                             1 package chocolate
                                    Lemon or any fruit           skim milk was left for the                                                                      chips
                                    of your liking               slaves to drink. Because                                                                           1 cup chopped nuts
   In spite of the heavy tax-                                    there was no way to keep                                                                           Beat egg in large bowl
es the British placed on tea,                Coffee              milk fresh, there was a lot                                                                     and sugar and oil and
                                     With the high tax on tea,   of sickness called “Milk         Blueberry Coffee Cake           ½ tsp cinnamon                 mix well. Stir in coffee,
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
                                  alternative.                   ham Lincoln's        mother       ½ tspn salt                    Sift flour, salt, and bak-     thoroughly and pour into
   On December 16, 1773,                                                                           3-tspn baking powder         ing powder and set aside.
to protest those high taxes          In 1860 George Hun-         died from milk poisoning                                                                        greased 13”x9” pan top
                                  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
men dressed up like Indi-         formed the American Cof-          In the late 19th century,                                                                    walnuts. Bake 35-40 mins
                                  fee Corporation, buying        Louis Pasteur developed           1 egg beaten                 and beat until light. Stir       at 350.
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
                                  the ship from Brazil, which    pasteurization to kill the        2 tsp lemon juice            with dry ingredients. Mix            Hint for the month
in Boston Harbor. That                                                                             2 cups blueberries           well and pour batter into
protest is now known as           is the world's largest pro-    bacteria in milk and other                                                                         To remove your child’s
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   Iced tea was unknown in        of coffee went from $2.00      USA had pasteurized milk.                                                                       silver polish paste. n
                                  a pound to 25 cents.                                             1/3 cup flour                juice over blueberries and
early America. That bever-
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     For the Love of Martial Arts…                                                                       Blouin Nursing Scholarship
                                                                                                           Applications Accepted

                                                                                                         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
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Movie Review: Alice in Wonderland (2010)
                                                                                               Alan Rickman as the Blue                 works for the story.
                                                                                               Caterpillar because his slow                Alice in Wonderland may
                                     VIDE                                                      monotone voice fits the char-            not be a perfect Burton/
                                            OR                                                 acter perfectly.                         Depp film in terms of how
                                     Be a p   EV
                                           a      rt of         IE W                              But let’s not forget the              the story is made. I’d prefer
                                                          the m
                                                                  o vies                       main star of the movie who               Charlie and the Chocolate
                                                                                               is still one of the top box of-          Factory, which is not only
         ca s
                Alle n Re vie
                                                                                               fice draws of all time, and              hands down one of the best 
                                                                                               is none other than Johnny                family films ever made, but
   From       Edward
sorhands to Sweeney Todd,
                          Scis-                           Anne Hathaway) believe
                                                          that Alice is destined to end
                                                                                               Depp. What more can I say
                                                                                               except what’s already said
                                                                                                                                        has also become one of my
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ton and actor Johnny Depp                                 slaying her pet Jabberwocky          of memorable roles cannot                feast for my eyes even in 3D.
were the stuff of legends in                              (voiced by Christopher Lee           be described any further. The            It still proves that when Tim

cinema history. Magical,                                  in an effective cameo).              Mad Hatter is probably his               Burton and Johnny Depp
oddly interesting, and highly                                I think it’s quite interest-      most oddly-balanced perfor-              work together on a movie,
entertaining are some of the                              ing how Burton can make              mance, but you sympathize                they create instant cinematic
best ways to describe their                               the story his own by turning         with his different feelings so           magic that makes going to
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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
lower body strength as-         ing muscles of your core,      strength is the Bicycle                                                                     head back on the floor.
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           The Stephens
                                        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
                                                                                                     a breastfeeding
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

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Safer Medication Practices                                                             order entry rates are reviewed monthly, with the goal to constantly improve
                                                                                       our rate.
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
  herbal supplements.
                                                                                       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.
                                                                                       medication order.
• More than one doctor may be involved in the care of a patient and may be
  ordering medications.
                                                                                       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
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:

                                                                                       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!
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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 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
and tissues.                         New England states that al-      land Registry, simply type                           hold creative fundrais-                                                           ������
   Rumford Hospital has six
organ donation liaisons who
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                                     organ and tissue donation
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organ and tissue donation.           licenses, they can sign up to    org.                                                 all aimed at furthering
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
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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
                                        Mon 05/24 H                  Jay              4:30pm               Mon 05/24 H                Jay                   430pm
                                        Wed 05/26 A           Livermore Falls         4:30pm               Wed 05/26 A         Livermore Falls              430pm
                                        Fri 05/28     H       Mountain Valley           4:30pm             Fri 05/28    H      Mountain Valley              430pm
                                        Mon 05/31 A               St. Doms            3:00pm                         * All Home Games Played at Marble Park
                                                 * All Home Games Played at Harlow Park

                                                     Girls Varsity Tennis                                                   Boys Varsity Tennis
                                        Date        Place      Opponent                       Time          Date            Place       Opponent                      Time
                                        Mon 04/26     H      Mount Abram                     4:00pm         Mon 04/26        A        Mount Abram                     4:00pm
                                        Wed 04/28     A         St. Doms                     4:00pm         Wed 04/28        H          St. Doms                      4:00pm
                                        Fri 04/30     A         Carrabec                     4:00pm         Fri 04/30        H          Carrabec                      4:00pm
                                        Mon 05/03     H     Madison Area High                4:00pm         Mon 05/03        A      Madison Area High                 4:00pm
                                        Wed 05/05     A            Jay                       4:00pm         Fri 05/07        A      Monmouth Academy                  4:00pm
                                        Fri 05/07     H      Mountain Valley                 4:00pm         Mon 05/10        H       Mountain Valley                  4:00pm           For a complete
                                        Wed 05/12     A      Mount Abram                     4:00pm         Wed 05/12        H        Mount Abram                     4:00pm           Junior Varsity
                                        Mon 05/17     H         Carrabec                     4:00pm         Fri 05/14        A          St. Doms                      4:00pm           schedule go to
                                        Wed 05/19     A     Madison Area High                4:00pm         Mon 05/17        A          Carrabec                      4:00pm
                                        Fri 05/21     H            Jay                       4:00pm         Wed 05/19        H      Madison Area High                 4:00pm
                                        Mon 05/24     A      Mountain Valley                 4:00pm         Mon 05/24        H          Hall-Dale                     4:00pm       and type in Dirigo High
                                                                                                            Wed 05/26        A       Mountain Valley                  4:00pm
                                           You just can’t hide that Dirigo Pride!                                                                                                          School.
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                                        Thu 04/15    A      Telstar Regional                3:45pm
                                        Thu 04/29    A      Mountain Valley                 3:45pm
                                        Tue 05/04    A        Leavitt Area                  3:45pm
                                        Thu 05/06    A    Madison Area High                 3:45pm
                                        Mon 05/10    A      Mountain Valley                 3:45pm
                                        Thu 05/13
                                        Wed 05/19
                                                            Telstar Regional
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                                        Mon 05/24    A Telstar Last Chance Meet             3:45pm
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bone and replace it with      risk of falling. Quit or, at
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new bone. During our
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lose more bone than we        ture or a vertebra to col-     says, “Connie, embrace the New 60.” But there are            older adult needing a little
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                                                             portions of food are now ½ the size they were when I         them to older adults. This
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     Nothin’ but Small Talk…the American Curly Horse!
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                                                                                                                        Bashkir Curly when they                            They caught their first Curly                   unique due to the fact that
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                                                                                                                        Several years after nam-                           of mustangs and named him                       po-allergenic. People who
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                                                                                                                        most found with a curly coat                          Through the years the                        calm nature and intelligence.
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                                                                                                                        name had stuck and did not                         their Curly Horses, bringing                    handled correctly.      They
                                                                                                                        change.                                            in outside stallions to perfect                 have many characteristics
                                                                                                                           How this curly coated                           their breed. They wanted a                      of a primitive horse, with
                                                                                                                        horse arrived in North                             ranch horse that could do                       wide set eyes, strong cannon
                                                                                                                        America is an even greater                         it all, and they soon found                     bones, and tough hooves.
                                                                                                                        mystery than how it origi-                         out the Curly Horse could.                      They have very dense bone
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                                                                                                                        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-
                                                                                                                        responsible for the growth                         great influence in the breed’s                  ally weigh between 800 and
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                                                                                                                        his sons saw their first curly                     Curly Registry was started                      used for just about every dis-
                                                                                                                        horse in 1898 running with                         in 1971 and the founders set                    cipline. Its athleticism and
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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@
and CDs, warning ama-                 “Now that I've colored           ing. In the middle of the        side starts peeling. What-                    on the porch, slapped some or phone:
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of attempting to tell these        not on the left side but on         daughter in Canton, Ohio
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   I told my tablemate that
                                   "So, remember - two miles
                                   after the left at the fork in
                                                                         “Well, he and mother
                                                                       pack up and fly to Canton                                                                 Did You Know
I knew the story well, and
when asked to tell it I began
                                   the road on your right hand
                                   side you're going see a big,
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                                                                                                                                                                 Most Houses Are
by straightening out some
of the more dented details.
                                      Another long pause,
                                                                       for months, visiting. By
                                                                       the time they got back he
   I'll tell the story here if     more thinking, stranger is          couldn't remember whether                                                                 If you don’t have replacement cost
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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                                                                         2011’s Are Coming In... 2010’s Gotta Go!

                                ‘10 Rio
 ‘10 Tiguan S                   #K1611
 4 Motion
 #V0045                                                                                                 ‘10 Elantra
                                                                        ‘10 Mazda3
                               MSRP            $12,390
                               DISC.              $891
MSRP          $27,675          REBATE             $500
DISC.          $1,676                                                                                       MSRP               $14,865
              $25,999                                                                                       DISC.               $1,970
1.9%* Financing for 60. mo.    ‘10 Forte                                MSRP          $17,035
                                                                        DISC.          $1,032               REBATE              $1,500
 ‘10 Routan SE                 #K1626                                                                                          $11,395
 #V0022                                                                                                     3.9%* Financing for 60. mo.
                                                                        0%* Financing for 60. mo.
                                                                        ‘10 CX-7                         ‘10 Sonata
                                                                        #Z0059                           #H0104
                                MSRP            $16,690
                                DISC.            $1,195
                                REBATE           $1,000
MSRP            $34,300         Comp/Loyalty     $1,000
DISC.            $2,301                         $13,495
                $31,999                                                  MSRP          $22,995            MSRP               $20,755
  .9%* Financing for 60. mo.                                             DISC.          $1,166            DISC.               $2,260
                               ‘11 Sorento LX                                                             REBATE              $2,500
 ‘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.
                                                                          ‘10 CX-9                      ‘10 Accent

                               MSRP           $23,305
 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
                                                                                      or                 MSRP         $13,810
 ‘10 Jetta                     ‘10 Sportage                               2.9% Financing for 72 mo.
                               #K1613                                                                    DISC.           $815
 Limited Ed.                                                             ‘10 Mazda6                      REBATE         $1,000
 #V0044                        LX 4x4                                    #Z0031                                       $11,995
                                                                                                        ‘10 Santa Fe SE
                               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.
1.9%* Financing for 60. mo.                 $19,899                      or 2.9% Financing for 72 mo.    Service Loaner Special
                                                                                                         MSRP         $27,470
                                                                                                         DISC.          $1,975
   Present this $100                                                                                     REBATE         $2,500
  AFTER getting an                    They really are
   already great deal            Marking them Down and
 and get an additional             Moving Them Out!
 $100 Off during our
       April 2010
      Sales Event!


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