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David "Hunter" Cotton, of Houlton, on his retirement on April 1 after 50 years working for Ricker College. Mr. Cotton, sometimes referred to as "Mr. Ricker," began his career at Ricker teaching psychology, government and a few other subjects. After 5 years of teaching at the college, Mr. Cotton became headmaster and academic dean from 1946 to 1966. During his career he also served as acting president and registrar. For the past 14 years, Mr. Cotton was the executive director of the college's Board of Trustees Scholarship and Endowment Committee. As executive director, Mr. Cotton spent most of his time as executive director gathering scholarship applications and working with the selection committee. During his career, he has written over $1.5 million in scholarship checks. We extend our appreciation to Mr. Cotton for his dedication to the students and his community and wish him well in his retirement; (HLS 1369)

the following members of the Greely High School Girls Basketball Team, the Greely Rangers, of Cumberland, for winning the 2004 Class B Girls Basketball State Championship: players Karly Daigle, Amanda Gray, Brigitte Demers, Erica Davis, Marnie Sicard, Emma Dickson, Lauren Wyatt, Michelle Robb and Renee Jordan; captains Erin Cassidy, Stephanie Ginn and Abby Marsteller; and Coach James Seavey. This is the Rangers' first title in the past 20 years of competition. We extend our congratulations to the team on winning the championship and we wish the team well on all future endeavors; (HLS 1370)

Paul Benjamin, of Rockland, who has been selected as the Person of the Year by the Rockland-Thomaston Area Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Benjamin serves the community through a number of activities and started the North Atlantic Blues Festival. We join the Rockland-Thomaston Area Chamber of Commerce in congratulating Mr. Benjamin and in thanking him for his tremendous contributions to his community and the State; (HLS 1371)

Christopher J. Young, of Camden, who has been selected as the 2003 Officer of the Year by the Rockland Police Department. Mr. Young has been a member of the Rockland Police Department since 1996. We congratulate Mr. Young and thank him for his dedicated commitment to his community and the State; (HLS 1372)

Corinne Carignan, of Eliot, on receiving the annual Fabyan Drake Citizen of the Year Award. This award is presented to a citizen for many years of dedicated public service. Ms. Carignan's civic involvement includes membership on several town committees including the Shell Fish Ordinance Committee, the Conservation and Recycling Committees and the Annual Town Book Committee. As a Historical Society member, she undertook the publishing of the school book. She also played a major role in organizing the Town of Eliot's 175th anniversary celebration and has been a driving force in organizing the "Eliot Festival Days" celebration since its inception. In addition to these many activities, Corinne found the time to develop and improve the Eliot Boat Basin Park through obtaining various grant awards. We extend our appreciation to Corinne for her diligent work and congratulate her on this noteworthy achievement; (HLS 1373)

JoAnn Engel Pike, of Auburn, best known as a founder and CEO of the Good Shepherd Food Bank. Ms. Pike taught in parochial and public schools in Wichita and Kansas City, Kansas and later taught third grade in the Lewiston school system. She was instrumental in starting the New Vine Community, a charismatic prayer group. She received numerous leadership awards for her work in distributing food to soup kitchens, food pantries and kitchens throughout the State. She was a member of the Rotary Club, the Androscoggin Area Chamber of Commerce and served on the board of St. Mary's Hospital. She will be remembered as a woman with a big heart and a small ego and will be greatly missed by family, friends, her staff, volunteers and the business community; (IN MEMORIAM) (HLS 1374)

Rebecca Martins, of Warren, Executive Director of The Institute for Self-Directed Care, in appreciation of her hard work and dedication as a patient advocate for the citizens of her community, state and nation. Ms. Martin was a prime mover behind recently enacted legislation that is intended to reduce medical errors and improve patient health throughout the State. She is a member of the National Patient Safety Commission and is well-known for her patient rights advocacy. We join citizens throughout the State in sending our thanks to Ms. Martins; (HLS 1375)

Carmen "Carmie" Brigalli, who was a lifelong resident of Millinocket. After graduating from high school, Mr. Brigalli joined the United States Army Air Corps, where he served his country during World War II, earning the Purple Heart and several other citations for exemplary service. He worked for Great Northern Paper Co. in the Yard Department and was active as president of the Pulp and Sulfite Union. Mr. Brigalli was also very active in community activities in both "Little Italy" and the Town of Millinocket. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him; (IN MEMORIAM) (HLS 1376)

John Clemens, of Wilton, on his 47 years of dedicated service to the Wilton Lions Club, a community service organization. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to him; (HLS 1377)

Andy Shattuck, of Wilton, recipient of the Community Service Award presented by the Franklin County Grange #50. We extend our congratulations to Mr. Shattuck on his receiving this award; (HLS 1378)

Barbara Yeaton, of Farmington, on her 75th anniversary of becoming a member of the Wilson Grange #321. We extend our appreciation to Ms. Yeaton for her commitment to her community and to the grange; (HLS 1379)

Michael Joel Benson, of Wilton, a student at the University of Maine at Orono, who is the recipient of the J. Edward Zollinger Outstanding Senior Award. The award is given by the Sigma Phi Epsilon Education Foundation to the outstanding senior in each district of the Fraternity. The award is given for outstanding scholastic achievement, community involvement and fraternity and campus leadership. We extend our congratulations to Michael on his receiving this award; (HLS 1380)

Robert "Bob" Stevens, of Temple, on his retirement after serving the Town of Temple for 18 years as a Selectman. The 2003 Annual Report was dedicated to Mr. Stevens in recognition of his dedicated service. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to him; (HLS 1381)

Roland Douglass, of Lewiston, on his 26 years of dedicated service to the Wilton Lions Club, a community service organization. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to him; (HLS 1382)

Roy "Joe" Dyke, of Wilton, on his 27 years of dedicated service to the Wilton Lions Club, a community service organization. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to him; (HLS 1383)

Cecil Holman, of North Jay, on his 42 years of dedicated service to the Wilton Lions Club, a community service organization. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to him; (HLS 1384)

Harold Beisaw, of North Jay, on his 47 years of dedicated service to the Wilton Lions Club, a community service organization. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to him; (HLS 1385)

Harvey Ricker, of Jay, on his 25 years of dedicated service to the Wilton Lions Club, a community service organization. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to him; (HLS 1386)

Gerald Wiles, of Wilton, on his 34 years of dedicated service to the Wilton Lions Club, a community service organization. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to him; (HLS 1387)

Donald Philip Richards, a lifelong resident of Strong. Mr. Richards was a graduate of the Maine Criminal Justice Academy, where he received his certification as a Law Enforcement Administrator. He proudly served for 33 years in the Franklin County Sheriff's Department, the last 9 of them as Sheriff. Mr. Richards also served as the Town Constable and Tax Collector and was on the Board of Selectmen. We acknowledge his dedicated service to his town, his community and the State of Maine. In recognition of his service, the 2003 Annual Town Report was dedicated to him. He will be missed by his family, friends, colleagues and neighbors; (IN MEMORIAM) (HLS 1388)

Conrad "Cy" and Ethel Gould, of Avon, for their dedicated service to the Town of Avon over the years. Cy and Ethel Gould live in the house he was raised in, which was built in 1812. During their 43 years of marriage, the Goulds have been actively involved in town affairs. Cy Gould served on the Board of School Directors and the Avon Planning Board and also was a Franklin County Deputy Sheriff. They attend meetings and continue to protect the community and, in recognition of their contributions to the town, the 2003 Avon town report was dedicated to them. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Cy and Ethel Gould; (HLS 1389)

Bill Hargreaves, of New Vineyard, for his dedicated service to the Town of New Vineyard over the years. The town's 2003 Annual Report was dedicated to Mr. Hargreaves in recognition of his contributions to the town. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to him; (HLS 1390)

George Farnum, of East Wilton, on his 27 years of dedicated service to the Wilton Lions Club, a community service organization. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to him; (HLS 1391)

Calvin Sewall, of Wilton, on his 42 years of dedicated service to the Wilton Lions Club, a community service organization. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to him; (HLS 1392)

Spencer Osgood, of Jay, on his 36 years of dedicated service to the Wilton Lions Club, a community service organization. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to him; (HLS 1393)

Kenneth Wiley, of Wilton, on his 26 years of dedicated service to the Wilton Lions Club, a community service organization. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to him; (HLS 1394)

the Lewiston Maineiacs, the only United States-based member of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. We commend the individual players, their coaches and the Maineiacs management for their many positive contributions to our community and we look forward to our continued relationship with all of them. We extend our congratulations to the team members on their very successful first season in our community and thank the team for choosing Lewiston as its home; (HLS 1395)

Carmen "Carmie" Brigalli, who was a lifelong resident of Millinocket. After graduating from high school, Mr. Brigalli joined the United States Army Air Corps, where he served his country during World War II, earning the Purple Heart and several other citations for exemplary service. He worked for Great Northern Paper Co. in the Yard Department and was active as president of the Pulp and Sulfite Union. Mr. Brigalli was also very active in community activities in both "Little Italy" and the Town of Millinocket. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him; (IN MEMORIAM) (HLS 1396)

Dottie Millett, of Oxford, for her dedication to her community and its citizens. Ms. Millett has served on the Oxford Hills School Board and the Oxford Hills Technical School Board and has chaired Project Graduation for many years. We extend our appreciation to Ms. Millett and wish her well in her retirement; (HLS 1397)

the Monmouth Federal Credit Union, on the occasion of its 50th Anniversary celebration on March 28, 2004. From a modest beginning in 1953, with a membership of 7 people to obtain a charter, has sprung a multi-million-dollar financial institution. Originally established to serve the residents of Monmouth, the credit union now serves residents of Monmouth, Leeds, Litchfield, Wales, Greene and Turner. The meetings were held in the homes of its members until 1970, when it moved to its current location at 1176 Main Street. We send our congratulations and best wishes to the Monmouth Federal Credit Union and its members as they celebrate this milestone; (HLS 1398)

the Honorable Theone Look-Bagley, of Jonesboro, our esteemed colleague and friend, whose service in local, county and state government stretched more than 50 years. She served as Town Clerk of Jonesboro for 24 years, served as a Washington County Commissioner for 10 years and served 5 terms as a member of the House of Representatives in the Maine State Legislature. Fondly remembered as a good listener and a strong advocate for her community, she would often attend meetings and testify at hearings long after her service in the Legislature. Theone was also an active member of the Jonesboro Union Church, the Jonesboro Grange and the Eastern Star. She will be greatly missed by her loving family, many friends and her beloved Washington County; (IN MEMORIAM) (HLS 1399)

Jeannine Peters, of Old Town, office secretary at the Joseph A. Leonard Middle School, on her retirement. We send our appreciation to her for her 29 years of dedicated and caring service to the school and community. We wish her well as she pursues her genealogical research in England; (HLS 1400)

the members of the Rangeley Lakes Regional School Girls Basketball Team, who are the 2003-2004 Class D State Champions. The team set a 3-pointer state championship game record by making 9 of them. Their victory capped off a perfect 21-0 season, giving them their 3rd State Class D Title. We extend our congratulations to the team members: players Emily George, Krista Brackett, Ashley Quimby, Ashley Morton, Abby Madeira, Kelly Brooks, captain Rosie LaPointe, Justine Frost-Kolva, Krysteen Romero, captain Sarah Schrader, Rhea Golub and Sabrina Clark; coach Heidi Deery; assistant coach Martha Nichols; and manager Kate Jamison; (HLS 1401)

Nick Noonan, of Old Town, on the occasion of winning the Division I Jazz Band Individual and Combo Awards for trombone. We send Nick our congratulations and best wishes on his winning these awards; (HLS 1402)

St. John Valley Associates, Inc., SJVA, of Madawaska, which is celebrating its 25th year of service to adults with mental retardation and developmental disabilities. Originally a sheltered workshop dedicated to the memory of its founding father, Dr. Andrew N. McQuarrie, it has evolved into a facility promoting daily living skills. SJVA's programs and services are selected and designed to allow its participants to upgrade learning skills, advocate for their rights, increase independence, accept new responsibilities and participate in economic, health, social and recreational opportunities of their choice in their communities. Currently, SJVA provides services to 30 individuals who reside in Madawaska, Grand Isle, St. Agatha, Frenchville, New Canada, Soldier Pond, Cross Lake and Fort Kent. It is governed by a 12-member board of directors and depends on financial support from governmental agencies, the United Way, area businesses and local individuals; (HLS 1403)

Womancare, of Dover-Foxcroft, on its 25th Anniversary, June 25, 2004. Womancare began in the early years of the Battered Women's Movement in Piscataquis County. A small group of women interested in forming a support group for battered women quickly moved toward focusing on services for battered women. By 1981, the organization joined the Maine Coalition for Family Crisis Services and received its first state contract. Womancare now serves between 450 and 500 individuals a year and provides educational programs in communities and schools. It has become an integral part of the community of Piscataquis County and southwestern Penobscot County. We extend our sincere congratulations to Womancare on 25 years of dedicated service to end domestic violence; (HLS 1404)

Trevor Graves, senior forward on the Presque Isle High School Hockey Team, for being chosen as a member of the second team on the Eastern Maine Class B All-Star Hockey Team. We congratulate Trevor on his receiving this honor and we extend our best wishes to him on his future endeavors; (HLS 1405)

Benji Lynch, senior defenseman on the Presque Isle High School Hockey Team, for being chosen as a member of the first team on the Eastern Maine Class B All-Star Hockey Team. We congratulate Benji on his receiving this honor and we extend our best wishes to him on his future endeavors; (HLS 1406)

Lindi McCallum, of Lewiston, who has been elected National Commander of the Franco American War Veterans, Inc. Ms. McCallum has the distinction of being the first woman ever elected to this office. Ms. McCallum joined the Franco American War Veterans, Inc. Post 31 in 2001. She has been a member of the Color Guard for 3 years. She served in the United States Navy from 1989 to 1994 as a CTM2 Cryptologic Technician, intercepting signals from submarines, planes and ships in the area of Russia. We extend our congratulations to Ms. McCallum on her receiving this distinction; (HLS 1407)

Gretchen Griffeth, of Limestone, on the occasion of her 80th birthday, December 1, 2003. A lifelong resident of Aroostook County, Mrs. Griffeth raised 8 children and is the proud grandmother of 18 grandchildren. Renowned for her culinary skills, she has been the long-standing chair of the Chicken Pie Supper for the Methodist Church. She has also been president of the Dorcus Circle and has comforted innumerable grieving families, preparing the church's bereavement luncheons for the past 18 years. In 2001, Mrs. Griffeth was featured as an honoree in the Celebrating Women of Aroostook calendar, having been nominated by her peers for the inspiration she has been to her family and community. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to her on this special occasion; (HLS 1408)

James "Chico" Hernandez, of Washburn, who won the silver medal in the Veterans' Division at the British Sombo Wrestling Championships held on Saturday, March 13, in Sittingbourne, England. In the Open Division Chico placed 5th, having wrestled his way into the semifinals with strong determination and will. Chico finished the day's contest, which was comprised of 200 entries and participants from 12 countries, with 5 wins and only 2 losses. We congratulate Chico for yet another feat in the ring of international wrestling competition; (HLS 1409)

the following senior citizens of the St. John River Valley, for their spirit and "can do" attitude in their successful effort raising money and, in the tradition of St. John Valley people, rolling up their sleeves and, with the sweat of their brow on their own time, building a new senior citizen center in Fort Kent. These elders are truly an inspiration and testament to the meaning of community: the Honorable Raynold Theriault, Don Berube, Bob Boucher, George Caron, Ernest Charette, Fern Charette, Pauline Charette, Craig Daigle, Elmer Daigle, Norman "Blackie" Daigle, Roger Damboise, Bea Deschaine, Reginald Deschaine, Norman Dionne, James Jalbert, Dave Labbe, Clarence Levesque, Alberie Nadeau, Joseph Paradis, Don Pelletier, George Picard, Joel Plourde, Omer Plourde, Mark Rioux, Paul Emile Rioux, Irvin Roy, Ted Sirois, Germaine Soucy, Cecile Theriault, Ernest Theriault, Franklin Theriault and Edward Thibault. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to them on their accomplishment; (HLS 1410)

the members of the Monmouth Academy Academic Decathlon, winners of the Maine Academic Decathlon Championship. The team will be headed to the nationals for the 3rd time in 6 years. Monmouth Academy has been either state champion or runner-up each of the past 7 years of the competition. In the Academic Decathlon, students match their intellects with students from other schools in 10 academic events: language and literature, mathematics, science, economics, art, music, essay, speech, interview and "super quiz." We extend our congratulations to the members of the team on this accomplishment: captain Cory Shepherd, Shane Donahue, Neil Howker, Scott Turcotte, Andrea Blundon, Bianca Cloutier, Chris Eldridge, Andrew Bellmore and Matt Kelley; and coaches David Heckman, Cathy Foyt, Scott Foyt and Elizabeth Garret. We wish them luck at the national competition in April in Boise, Idaho; (HLS 1411)

Private First Class Christopher Anderson, of Gorham, who has returned from active duty with the 52nd Combat Engineers stationed in Iraq. We join citizens throughout the State in welcoming Pfc. Anderson home to America and in extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the United States military; (HLS 1412)

Green Memorial African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, of Portland, on the 90th anniversary of the laying of its cornerstone and the construction of its house of worship atop Munjoy Hill. Today the oldest established African-American congregation in the Pine Tree State, Green Memorial's roots lie in the Abyssinian Church of 1828, founded by the busy community of free blacks settled by the hillsides and harbor of Portland. Through meetings and mergers in 1842 and 1891, its worshipers formed the Abyssinian Congregational Church on Montfort Street. In 1907, the present site was purchased and in 1914 the cornerstone laid for the current sanctuary. In 1943, the church was named in honor of Moses Green, who was born in slavery and devoted many of his 89 years to service to his church and community. In that same spirit, for 3 generations Green Memorial A.M.E. Zion Church has stood as a symbol of determination, perseverance and pride to all peoples in Portland, Longfellow's beloved city "that is seated by the Sea"; (HLS 1413)

Anna Greenlaw, of Island Falls, on the occasion of her 90th birthday, April 14, 2004. Ms. Greenlaw is a retired teacher who has been active in her community. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to her on this very special occasion; (HLS 1414)

Eleanor Gellerson, of Island Falls, on the occasion of her 90th birthday, March 28, 2004. Ms. Gellerson is a retired nurse who has been active in her community. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to her on this very special occasion; (HLS 1415)

the Dirigo High School Girls Basketball Team, which has won 10 Western Maine Class C Championships in a row. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to the following 2003-2004 members of the team: players Amanda Law, Alexa Kaubris, Brooke Weston, Jennifer Harvey, Michelle Holmquist, Holly Knight, Christina Chow, Katie Hutchinson, Katherine Gagne, Shannon Daley, Abby Fenstermacher, Megan Russell and Ashley Coulombe; and Coach Gavin Kane, Assistant Coach Rebecca Fletcher and Assistants Matt Clark and Rob Marcia; (HLS 1416)

the following members of the Cony High School Girls Ice Hockey Club, of Augusta, upon their winning the 2004 Maine Girls High School Ice Hockey Association State Championship: players Lizzy Adams, Chelsea Clark, Sarah Clark, Crystal Edwards, Michelle Fecteau, Devon Gaslin, Kaitlin Globensky, Jessica Hitchcock, Jaime Kircshner, Jill Lizotte, Julie Lizotte, Erika Lucas, Chelsea Maurice, Tara Moulton and Danielle Sargent; and coaches Barb Gaslin, Rocky Gaslin and Paul DeSchamp. This is the club's 3rd State Championship in the last 4 years. We extend our congratulations to the club on this accomplishment; (HLS 1417)

Katie Rollins, of Augusta, junior center on the Cony High School Girls' Basketball Team, who scored her 1,000th career point February 13, 2004. Ms. Rollins is the 6th girl in the history of Cony High School to score 1,000 points. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Katie Rollins on this achievement; (HLS 1418)

the members of the Cony High School Girls Basketball Team, of Augusta, who won the Eastern Maine Class A Championship. We extend our congratulations to the members of team on this accomplishment; (HLS 1419)

Emmy Brown, of Brunswick, recipient of a 2004 Jefferson Award in the category of Support for Youth and Families. The Jefferson Award is given by the American Institute for Public Service to ordinary people who do extraordinary things without expectation of award or recognition. Ms. Brown has distinguished herself in public and community service. She will be honored with 6 others on Friday, April 2nd at Maine's 2004 Jefferson Awards Ceremony. We send our congratulations to Ms. Brown and extend our appreciation to her for her commitment to the citizens of the State; (HLS 1420)



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