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Harry C. Crooker, of Brunswick, father, husband and prominent member of his community. As a young man, Mr. Crooker had many jobs, including working on a farm, driving the first bulldozer that began clearing ski trails on Sugarloaf Mountain and helping dig, by hand, the runway at what is now Brunswick Naval Air Station. With his wife, Marion, he founded Harry C. Crooker Trucking Co., Crooker & Simpson Construction Co., Harry C. Crooker & Sons, Thomas Point Beach, Este's Lobster House, the Taste of Maine Restaurant and Crooker Mobile Home Sales. Along with his wife, he was the benefactor of the Crooker Theater at Brunswick High School and The Crooker Gallery at the Maine Maritime Museum and was a sponsor of the Brunswick Summer Music Festival. Mr. Crooker had many interests, including hunting, fishing, antiques and local history, and was known to have the largest privately owned grist mill stones in the world. Mr. Crooker was a member of numerous fraternal, civic and religious organizations, and one of his last personal contributions was the creating of the Crooker Foundation, which is responsible for reconstruction and refurbishing of the Chapel of Our Saviour in East Brunswick. We acknowledge his dedication to his family, his community and his State. He will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by his loving wife Marion, his family and his many friends; (IN MEMORIAM) (HLS 1497)

Georgia Smart, treasurer and tax collector of Seboeis Plantation, upon her retirement. Mrs. Smart served as treasurer of Seboeis Plantation for 46 years. She also has worked as the community's tax collector since the 1980s. Since Seboeis Plantation is a rural community, Mrs. Smart and her husband, Ed, who has worked as community assessor since 1947, worked out of their home, which was always open to community members. In addition to working for the community, Mrs. Smart has also served as a foster grandparent and volunteers 3 days a week at Enfield Station School, helping students with reading and writing. We extend our appreciation to Mrs. Smart for her dedication to the citizens of Seboeis Plantation and congratulate her on her retirement; (HLS 1498)

Shannon Gerrish, who has earned the distinction of being named Second Honor Essayist of the 2004 graduating class of Penquis Valley High School. We send our congratulations to Shannon on this accomplishment; (HLS 1499)

Rebecca Madden, who has earned the distinction of being named Salutatorian of the 2004 graduating class of Penquis Valley High School. We send our congratulations to Rebecca on this accomplishment; (HLS 1500)

Amanda Kahl, who has earned the distinction of being named Valedictorian of the 2004 graduating class of Penquis Valley High School. We send our congratulations to Amanda on this accomplishment; (HLS 1501)

Desiree Hogan, who has earned the distinction of being named First Honor Essayist of the 2004 graduating class of Penquis Valley High School. We send our congratulations to Desiree on this accomplishment; (HLS 1502)

Robert S. Moore, of Medway, beloved husband of Georgina Oliver Moore and longtime employee of Great Northern Paper Company. For 25 years Mr. Moore was a dedicated volunteer for the Medway Fire Department and served for a time as fire chief. He was a member of the Katahdin Chapter of the Maine Trappers Association and he enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time at Molunkus Lake with his sons and brothers. He will be greatly missed by his family, friends and community; (IN MEMORIAM) (HLS 1503)

the Nokomis Regional High School Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Combo who won in their respective divisions in the 2004 Maine State Jazz Festival competition. The Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Combo are a tribute to the Nokomis Regional High School. We extend our sincere congratulations to them on this achievement; (HLS 1504)

Bruce Edgecomb, of Sanford, on his retirement from the Sanford Fire Department after nearly 25 years of dedicated service. We acknowledge the years of invaluable experience, knowledge and skills that Mr. Edgecomb brought to the Sanford Fire Department and to the community. We extend our congratulations to him on his retirement and we send our best wishes; (HLS 1505)

David Georgia, Jr., of Milford, a Maine State Game Warden and founder of the Maine Youth Fish and Game Association. The association is dedicated to encouraging and reinforcing experiences associated with the joys of hunting, fishing, trapping and participating in the great outdoors. Warden Georgia's childhood memories of outdoor activities with his father have culminated in his desire to provide similar memories and joys in today's youth. The association, led by Warden Georgia, has completed a new fish and game lodge at Pickerel Pond in Milford. Long hours of hard work by volunteers who were supervised and assisted by Warden Georgia have resulted in a beautiful facility for use by the youth in the Milford area. We send Maine State Game Warden David Georgia our appreciation for his vision and devotion to the Maine Youth Fish and Game Association; (HLS 1506)

Bryee McAvoy, a senior at Camden Hills Regional High School, who has been selected to receive the 2004 Principal's Award sponsored by the Maine Principals' Association, given in recognition of a high school senior's academic achievement and citizenship. We send our congratulations and best wishes to Bryee on this achievement; (HLS 1507)

the Fryeburg Academy Vocal Jazz Ensemble on winning the Division I State Championship held in Houlton on April 3, 2004. We send our congratulations on this accomplishment to the members of the ensemble: Carol Stewart, Emily Turley, Josh Strange, Grant Guiliano, Zach Urgese, Stephen Mead, Haris Amin, Paul Allen, Brian Golino, Ian Berglund, Katie Shorey, Julie McLaughlin, Alex Nikazmerad, Yoon Woon Kim, Katie Thurston, Katie Blynn, Hailey Dyer, Adrienne Holden, Caroline Nikazmerad, Dru Bennett, Tomoko Yanase, Heather Haley and Kori Boyd; and directors C. Brent LaCasce and K. Kelly Muse; (HLS 1508)

the Nasson Community Center, on its grand opening, May 1, 2004. The new community center, the former Nasson College Memorial Student Activity Center, is the result of nearly two years of work involving organization, fund-raising and renovations. The center will provide a new gymnasium and meeting space for the people of the Sanford/Springvale area and Nasson College alumni. The gym space will be the new home of the Sanford/Springvale Youth Athletic Association and will be available for expansion of YMCA programs, the towns' recreation departments, theatrical events, private leagues, business conferences, craft fairs, dance performances, musical events, health clinics and the visual arts. In 2002, 4 Nasson College alumni, H. Pete Smith '72, Richard Schneider '71, Anna Ashley '60 and Connie Witherby '73, formed a 501(c)(3) company to coordinate the project. A volunteer advisory board, chaired by H. Pete Smith, has met regularly for 2 years. Among those serving as chairs are Kevin Langlais, Operations; Carl Beal, Building Renovations; and Laura Nickerson, Fund-raising. We extend our congratulations to the community of Sanford/Springvale on the opening of this community center; (HLS 1509)

Dr. Robert William Agan, of Cape Elizabeth, beloved husband, father and grandfather. Dr. Agan was a United States Navy veteran. At the end of World War II, he served aboard ship in the Pacific. Then he practiced at Maine General Hospital in Portland until the Navy recalled him during the Korean War. He then served at the Portsmouth Naval Hospital. Dr. Agan continued as an officer in the United States Navy Reserve for 20 years and retired as a Lieutenant Commander. Dr. Agan practiced anesthesiology at Mercy Hospital for more than 30 years, retiring in 1985. He was an active member of St. Alban's Episcopal Church, where he was a Warden and an Usher, an adult leader in Boy Scout Troop No. 80 and a member of the Cape Elizabeth School Board. He will be missed by all who knew him; (IN MEMORIAM) (HLS 1510)

Brad Crafts, of North Jay, for his many years of volunteer service to the community both as an historian and a firefighter. The North Jay Grange No. 10 will recognize Mr. Crafts at a ceremony on April 26, 2004. We extend our appreciation to Mr. Crafts for his years of dedication and commitment to his community and the citizens of the State; (HLS 1511)

the following top 10 graduating students of the Dirigo High School class of 2004: Stephanie A. Dube, Holly M.K. Gordon, Sheena Marie Hanmer, Amanda Lee Kimball, Amanda Christine Law, Jessica Lynn Lemay, Ashton Nicole McLaughlin, Connie Michelle Money, Amanda Lynn Pidacks and Kassi Marie Putnam. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to them on their achievements; (HLS 1512)

Natalie House, of Damariscotta, who has been named as Lincoln Academy's 2004 Alumna of the Year. Ms. House is a graduate of the class of 1954 and has been a longtime supporter of the Lincoln Academy Alumni Council. She has served as its vice-president and president. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to her on receiving this honor; (HLS 1513)

Thomas Duncan Daly, of Freeport, who has attained the high rank and distinction of Eagle Scout. We extend our congratulations to Thomas on this accomplishment and we send him our best wishes; (HLS 1514)

Wesley McNair, of Mercer, on his retirement from the University of Maine at Farmington. Mr. McNair is one of Maine's best-known poets. He is the author of 7 books of poetry and editor of 2 anthologies of contemporary Maine writing. He is the recipient of fellowships from the Rockefeller, Fulbright and Guggenheim foundations, a National Endowment for the Humanities fellowship in literature, 2 National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships for Creative Writers and Individual Artist Fellowships in poetry from state arts councils in both Maine and New Hampshire. He has been honored with 2 honorary doctoral degrees for literary distinction and many awards for his poetry. Mr. McNair served on the nominating jury for the Pulitzer Prize in poetry for 2002 and he won an Emmy Award for his scripts for Public Broadcasting Service shows on Robert Frost. He has taught at high school and college levels and directed the creative writing program at the University of Maine at Farmington, where he received the Distinguished Faculty Award and the Libra Professorship. Wesley McNair's poetry is known for its moving and sensitive portrayals of the everyday life of people, and, although much of it has a regional flavor, the themes are universal. We acknowledge the illustrious career of Wesley McNair and we extend our congratulations and best wishes to him on his retirement; (HLS 1515)

Laurie Bouchard, of Fort Kent, on the occasion of her 90th Birthday, May 5, 2004. Ms. Bouchard owned and operated a small business, a neighborhood grocery store, for 36 years. We extend our congratulations to her on this birthday and we send her our best wishes; (HLS 1516)

the Freeport Lioness Club, on the celebration of its 25th Anniversary. The Lioness Club, part of the International Lions Club organization, faithfully serves the community. We extend our congratulations to the members of the club on this Silver Anniversary; (HLS 1517)

William Groder, of Wilton, on the special occasion of his retirement after 39 years of employment with International Paper. We extend our congratulations to Mr. Groder on his retirement and we wish him well in his future endeavors; (HLS 1518)

Sidney J. Watson, of Brunswick and Naples, Florida, legendary hockey coach at Bowdoin College and former National Football League halfback. Mr. Watson was also the college's director of athletics for 14 years. His teams qualified for the ECAC playoffs every year but one and he guided the Polar Bears to 4 ECAC Division II titles. Sid Watson won the Edward Jeremiah Trophy as National College Division Coach of the Year 3 times. While in college, he played for Northeastern University as an outstanding football player. He played in the NFL for the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Washington Redskins. Bowdoin College dedicated its fitness center to him in 1996 and he was awarded the Hobey Baker Legend of Hockey Award by the United States Hockey Hall of Fame in 2001. He will be greatly missed by his loving family, his many friends and colleagues, his students and the Bowdoin community; (IN MEMORIAM) (HLS 1519)

Paul E. Folsom, Sr., of Houlton, son of Walter C. and Nelly Stockford Folsom. Mr. Folsom worked for the Town of Houlton for many years, then drove a school bus for MSAD No. 29 until his retirement. He was an avid horseman and woodsman. He is survived by his 13 children: Linda Folsom and Dorothy Folsom of Houlton, Jane Bartlett and her husband Robert of Littleton, Patricia Sherman and her husband Roger of Hodgdon, Mary Folsom and her friend Alan William of South Portland, Paul "Sonny" Folsom and his wife Diane, Kenneth Folsom and his friend Pauline Hogan, Eugene Folsom and his wife Susan, Peter Folsom and his wife Julie, Joan Gogan and her husband Richard, all of Houlton. He is also survived by Gertrude Lewis and her husband Reed of Woodstock, New Brunswick, Timothy Folsom and his wife Joyce of Ludlow and Clifford Folsom of Houlton; 25 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren, a special nephew Cliff Folsom and his wife Debbie and their family; and several nieces and nephews. His wife Lucy M. Folsom predeceased him in 1998. He was a dedicated family man and will be missed by all who knew him; (IN MEMORIAM) (HLS 1520)

Rene Cloukey, of Presque Isle, who has been named Maine Sportscaster of the Year by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association. Mr. Cloukey will be honored at the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association's banquet in Salisbury, North Carolina in May. Mr. Cloukey has been with WAGM-TV in Presque Isle for 20 years. The station serves communities within a radius of 100 miles, including communities in New Brunswick, Canada. The station broadcasted coverage of 150 basketball games this year. Mr. Cloukey has been active in his community: he has served as president of the local Kiwanis Club and currently is a member of the Area Management Team for Special Olympics and chairs the Annual Charity Challenge Golf Tournament. Mr. Cloukey is a former emergency medical technician and firefighter. He has 3 children: AJ, Angela and Amber. We extend our congratulations to Mr. Cloukey on his receiving this award; (HLS 1521)

Brad Lombard, of Westbrook, on his retirement after 30 years of dedicated service to the Westbrook Police Department, from March 18, 1974 to March 29, 2004. Mr. Lombard served for many years with TRIAD, a community crime prevention program created to protect and help senior citizens. He also served as a security officer for many years at high school events and was held in high esteem by the students. We acknowledge Officer Lombard's contributions to his community and to the State of Maine, and we extend our congratulations and best wishes to him; (HLS 1522)

Sergeant Lawrence Roukey, of Westbrook, of the United States Army Reserve, 3rd Battalion, 304th Regiment, in Baghdad, Iraq, while in the service of his Nation. Sgt. Roukey was a reservist who was deployed individually because of his special skills. He served 3 years in the United States Army after graduating from Deering High School. He was employed by the United States Postal Service and was always willing to put in extra hours when needed, as long as he was at home when his son woke up. He changed shifts so he could spend more time with his family. He was proud of his military service and reenlisted in the Army Reserve after the devastating terrorist attacks on the United States on September 11, 2001. We acknowledge the ultimate sacrifice he made for his State and his Nation. Lawrence Roukey will be greatly missed and long remembered by his loving wife Ryann, his beloved son Nicholas and stepdaughter Sonya, his family and his many friends and colleagues; (HLS 1523)

Jay Bartner, of Old Orchard Beach, on his retirement after 29 years in education, with 18 of those years in Old Orchard Beach. He has been superintendent in Old Orchard Beach for 13 years. We extend our appreciation to Mr. Bartner for his commitment to the youth of the State and wish him the best in his future endeavors; (HLS 1524)

Carol Westerdahl, of Littleton, who has earned the distinction of being named the Salutatorian of the 2004 graduating class of the University of Maine at Presque Isle. We send our congratulations to Carol on this accomplishment; (HLS 1525)

Barbara E. Fernald, of Eliot, on her being named the Community Service Leader of 2003 by Eliot's John F. Hill Grange No. 393. Barbara is a full-time, unpaid volunteer for Footprints Food Pantry in Kittery, where 3,000 families were given 45,000 meals in 2003. Many years ago, Barbara became a volunteer at Footprints and is now its Executive Director. Her dedication to families in crisis goes far beyond normal volunteering to help those in need. She is available 7 days a week, 365 days a year. No personal or family issue has taken precedence over helping those less fortunate. Everyone is warmly welcomed to Footprints with respect, and no one leaves without a hug and reminder that they are always welcome. Her dedication to Kittery and Eliot residents is consistent and constant. Whether she is working at a food drive, traveling back and forth across the Maine/New Hampshire border to pick up donations, or shopping, or stocking and staffing the Pantry, she remains focused on the mission: seeing that those in need of food are taken care of by Footprints. We congratulate her on being chosen the Community Service Leader of 2003 by the Grange; (HLS 1526)

the good citizens of the St. John Valley who have volunteered countless hours for the St. Francis Historical Society. Over the past 3 years, many have donated hours of personal time in efforts to preserve the unique cultural heritage of the St. John Valley with the construction of a new building and restoration of a historical Bangor and Aroostook Railroad round table. We acknowledge the dedication to their community of these volunteers and we extend our congratulations to them on their accomplishments; (HLS 1527)

the Cafe Review poetry journal, of Portland, upon the honored occasion of the 15th anniversary of its founding. Established in 1989 to "celebrate the voice and spirit of poetry, and to present a regional writer's and artist's forum in which it may be shared," the Cafe Review is the first independently published self-sustaining poetry journal in Southern Maine. Under founding editor Stephen P. Luttrell it has quarterly published distinguished works of Pulitzer Prize winners and foreign contributors from Japan, France, China, Italy and other nations, and international issues devoted to emerging Canadian and Irish authors. It was internationally recognized in 2000 and 2003 as the "Best American Small Poetry Magazine." We salute the Cafe Review and editor Luttrell for their sustained distinction and accomplishments in promoting the fine art of poetry in Portland, Longfellow's beloved city "that is seated by the sea"; (HLS 1528)

Alvin "Al" Davis, of Livermore Falls, who has been named to the Maine Baseball Hall of Fame. Mr. Davis was a great pitcher with a knuckle ball few people could solve. Now 82 years old, Mr. Davis went to Wilton Academy, served in the military in World War II, was married for nearly 60 years and raised his family in Livermore Falls. He retired from International Paper after 40 years. We extend our congratulations to Mr. Davis on this accomplishment; (HLS 1529)

Cindy Spencer, of Wilton, who has been named a 2004 America's Promise Volunteer by the Maine Bankers Association and the Maine Association of Community Banks. A vice president of Franklin Savings Bank, Ms. Spencer was one of 25 Maine bankers who received the award in celebration of the financial industry's commitment to volunteerism and community contributions. She volunteers in the MSAD #9 schools as a classroom consultant in basic economics for Junior Achievement of Maine. She is also involved in MSAD #9 Principal's Advisory Council, coaches soccer at the Wilton Recreation Department and participates in the American Cancer Relay for Life. We send our congratulations and best wishes to Ms. Spencer on this occasion; (HLS 1530)

the East Millinocket Federal Credit Union, on the occasion of its 50th Anniversary on May 20, 2004. From a modest beginning in 1954, with a membership of 7 people to obtain a charter, has sprung a multimillion-dollar financial institution. The first office was located in the Administration area of the East Millinocket Mill of Great Northern Paper Company. The founding fathers were Martin J. Roach, Norris M. Nicholson, Hollis A. Ward, James L. Linscott, Thomas Pelkey, James E. Reagan and Charles N. Merrill. The first treasurer/manager was Hollis Ward. We send our congratulations and best wishes to the East Millinocket Federal Credit Union and its members as they celebrate this milestone; (HLS 1531)

Davis Deschaine, of Fort Kent, who has returned from active duty in Iraq. We join citizens throughout the State in welcoming Davis home to America and in extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the United States military; (HLS 1532)

Richard Dodge, of Gardiner, a devoted and respected French and Latin teacher, who taught at Wiscasset High School for the past 35 years. Mr. Dodge was a faculty advisor for both the French and Latin clubs for many years and was active in the American Field Service program. An accomplished musician who prized his grand Steinway piano, he provided the musical accompaniment, "Pomp and Circumstance," for the Wiscasset High School graduation exercises. Mr. Dodge was a generous man, giving of his precious time to entertain residents of boarding homes as well as friends and relatives. He also gave piano lessons for over 30 years to hundreds of students and performed at countless weddings and social events. He was a longtime and active member of the Highland Avenue United Methodist Church. Mr. Dodge will be remembered by his family, friends and students for his sense of humor, dedication to his students and the donuts to which he treated his students every Wednesday during the school year; (IN MEMORIAM) (HLS 1533)

Sarah Ferriter, of Portland, a senior and environmental science major at the University of Southern Maine's Gorham campus. Ms. Ferriter organized a campaign to get the school to use cleaner-burning biodiesel fuel, made of a mixture of diesel fuel and vegetable oil, in its buses. To help pay for the project, Ms. Ferriter obtained a $600 grant from the National Wildlife Federation and a $75-per-week fellowship from EnviroCitizen and convinced the students to vote for a $1-a-year addition to their student fees. We extend our appreciation to Ms. Ferriter for her dedication to making her campus and the environment a healthier place to live; (HLS 1534)

the Southport Central School on the occasion of its 100th Anniversary. Founded in 1904 as the McKinley School, the school has educated generations of the Town of Southport's children and serves as the core and spirit of the community. We send our congratulations and best wishes to the good citizens of Southport on this milestone; (HLS 1535)

Carroll L. Jordan, of Cape Elizabeth, a United States Army veteran of World War II who served in the United States Army 454th Amphibious Truck Company during the Battle of Okinawa. Prior to the war, he served in the 240th Coast Artillery at Fort Levett, Maine and in the National Guard of Maine. He worked for Fox Lumber Company, retiring as foreman in 1983 after 44 years of employment. Mr. Jordan was a member of numerous fraternal and veterans' organizations. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends; (IN MEMORIAM) (HLS 1536)

Al Boston, of Eliot, on his retirement as Chief of Police for the Town of Eliot. Chief Boston has been a resident of Maine for 50 years and of Eliot for the past 22. Having served in the United States Navy from 1961 to 1963, he went on to serve in the Naval Reserve from 1963 to 1968 and then as a member of both the Army National Guard and the Air National Guard. In July of 2004, he will also be retiring as 1st Sergeant with the rank of Master Sergeant from the New Hampshire Air National Guard. Chief Boston received the Eliot American Legion Post Top Law Enforcement award in 1978. We wish to thank Chief Boston for all that he has contributed as an officer of public safety and wish him the best in his future endeavors; (HLS 1537)

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