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Vern Lemieux, who is retiring as Town Manager of Mattawamkeag. Mr. Lemieux was also the administrator, welfare director and road commissioner for the town. Although faced with personal and family health problems, he successfully shepherded his community through difficult and trying times as well as easy ones. His efforts on behalf of all the citizens of Mattawamkeag will be sorely missed, and he leaves large footprints to fill for his successor. We extend our appreciation to Mr. Lemieux and wish him the best in his future endeavors; (HLS 1584)

Nathaniel Menifield, of Limestone, who has earned the honor of being named Valedictorian for the 2004 graduating class of Limestone Community School. He is president of the Limestone Chapter of the National Honor Society and Northern Maine Regional National Honor Society. He has served as class president for 4 years, as a member and president of the Student Council and secretary of the French Club. He has also participated in band, chorus, the Drama Club, Service Club, the Civil Rights Team, Varsity Cross Country Team and the yearbook staff. He has been part of the All-Aroostook and All-State Band and Chorus, as well as the Beethoven Festival Chorus. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to him on these accomplishments; (HLS 1585)

Christena Amuzzini, of Limestone, who has earned the honor of being named Salutatorian for the 2004 graduating class of Limestone Community School. She is vice-president of both the National Honor Society and Student Council and has been class secretary for 4 years. She has participated in the Drama Club, Service Club, the yearbook staff, French Club, chorus and band. She is an excellent athlete and was a member of the soccer, cheerleading and track and field teams. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to her on these accomplishments; (HLS 1586)

Andrew A. Buckley, of Boy Scout Troop #586 in Farmington, who has attained the high rank and distinction of Eagle Scout. We send our congratulations and best wishes to Andrew on this achievement; (HLS 1587)

Kellie Elizabeth MacDonald, who has earned the distinction of being named Valedictorian of the 2004 graduating class of Deering High School. We send our congratulations to Kellie on this achievement; (HLS 1588)

Joseph Dominic Roy-Mayhew, who has earned the distinction of being named Salutatorian of the 2004 graduating class of Deering High School. We send our congratulations to Joseph on this achievement; (HLS 1589)

the following members of the Monmouth Academy Academic Decathlon Team on their 5th place finish in the 2004 National Academic Decathlon competition: seniors Andrea Blundon, Matt Kelley and Cory Shepherd; juniors Bianca Cloutier, Shane Donahue and Neil Howker; sophomore Chris Eldridge; freshman Scott Turcotte; Coaches David S. Heckman, Cathy Foyt, Scott Foyt and Elizabeth Garrett. We acknowledge the team's excellent national standing and we extend our congratulations to the team on this achievement; (HLS 1590)

the Monmouth Academy Future Business Leaders of America, upon achieving First Place in the State Leadership Competition, on March 16 2004. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to the following: Alisa Blundon, Andrea Blundon, Caleb Brown, Bianca Cloutier, Crystal Cobb, Neil Howker, Becca Irwin, Sarah Irwin, Emily Masi, Ashley McDonald, Meredith Mulcahy, Lorelei Paul, Brett Plossay, Candance Rioux, Cameron Saucier, Cory Shepherd, Ashley Taylor, Patrick Trenholm and Advisor Rick Amero; (HLS 1591)

Christine Arsenault, of Monmouth, a teacher at Monmouth Academy, who was named a regional finalist for the 2005 Maine Teacher of the Year. Ms. Arsenault has been teaching at Monmouth Academy for 13 years and has been a strong supporter of the students and the school. She is an educational leader at the school, having developed interdisciplinary honors classes for grades 11 and 12. She has been the advisor to the Monmouth Academy Student Council and to the weekly student newspaper, The Academic Advocate. She has also been on numerous professional and school committees, chaperoned students on foreign trips and cocoached the Monmouth Academy Speech Team. Each year, she organizes and oversees the annual "Giving Tree" project at the school. We acknowledge Ms. Arsenault's dedication to her profession, to her school and to the students in her community. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to her on receiving this honor; (HLS 1592)

the following members of the Monmouth Academy Boys Cross-country team winners of the Class D 2003 State Championship: Travis Pease, Nate Scott, Cory Shepherd, Wes Danforth, Shane Donahue, Zac Sager, Dickson McCannell, Zach Mayo and Nick Duquette; Manager Candace Rioux; Coach Rick Amero; and Assistant Coach Tom Menendez. We extend our congratulations to the team on this accomplishment; (HLS 1593)

Ken Vining, of Wilton, for his dedicated service as highway foreman for the Town of Wilton over the years. The town's 2003 Annual Report was dedicated to Mr. Vining in recognition of his contributions to the town. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to him; (HLS 1594)

NAPA Maine, of Westbrook, upon receiving the President's Award for 2003. This award is presented annually to the employees of the organization within Genuine Parts Company that are judged to have had the most outstanding performance during the year. The employees of NAPA Maine achieved not only exemplary sales and profit contributions, but also continued the high standards of customer service that the company has stood for since its establishment in 1928. This is the 33rd time that the award has been presented, and the 2nd time it has been received by NAPA Maine. Of the 58 NAPA operations throughout the United States, only 5 have been recognized with this special honor more than one time. In order to qualify for this coveted award, all 300 members of the NAPA Maine team, including management and employees of both the Distribution Center and the 15 company-operated NAPA Auto Parts Stores, had to demonstrate outstanding teamwork. We send our congratulations to each member of the team on this extraordinary accomplishment and extend our best wishes for NAPA Maine's continued success; (HLS 1595)

Zachary Montgomery, of Merrill, son of Robert and Irene Montgomery, who has earned the honor of being named Valedictorian of the Class of 2004 at Southern Aroostook Community School; (HLS 1596)

Hank Fuller, of Lisbon, who was named Coach of the Year by the Maine Cross Country Track and Field Coaches Association. Mr. Fuller coaches at Lisbon High School. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to him on his receiving this honor; (HLS 1597)

Mark Stevens, of Lisbon, who has named Coach of the Year for the 6th time, for the Mid-State Wrestling League, as voted by his peers. Mr. Stevens coaches for Lisbon High School. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to him on his receiving this honor; (HLS 1598)

Homer and Bernice Waterman, of Belfast, on the occasion of their 60th Wedding Anniversary, June 4, 2004. They were married in Dedham, Massachusetts and moved to Maine on June 12, 1968. Mr. Waterman received his education at Kings Point, Vermont Tech and Milwaukee Diesel, and had a career as a Marine Engineer. He was also licensed as a real estate broker. Mrs. Waterman made her career as a homemaker. Mr. and Mrs. Waterman together raised six daughters and one son. They also have 10 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. We send our congratulations and best wishes to Mr. and Mrs. Waterman on this milestone anniversary; (HLS 1599)

Dustin Brooks, of Island Falls, son of Dottie Brooks and the late Danny Brooks, who has earned the honor of being named Salutatorian of the Class of 2004 at Southern Aroostook Community School; (HLS 1600)

Harry Hartford, of West Newfield, for his 22 years of dedicated teaching at Sanford High School. In addition to his career in education, which included 3 years at Nasson College, Mr. Hartford was a member of the United States Air Force. He is a graduate of Lyndon State College in Vermont where he majored in meteorology and minored in physics. It was while attending college in Vermont that he became interested in teaching. We send our appreciation to Mr. Hartford for providing an enriching learning environment for his students and extend our congratulations and best wishes to him on his future endeavors; (HLS 1601)

Jonathan B. Holman, of Island Falls, the son of Kurt and Sheila Holman, who has earned the distinction of being the Class of 2004 First Honor Essayist at Southern Aroostook Community School; (HLS 1602)

Griffin D. Hardy, of Oakfield, the son of Jeff and Vicki Hardy, who has earned the distinction of being the Second Honor Essayist of the Class of 2004 at Southern Aroostook Community School; (HLS 1603)

Richard P. Edgecomb, of Limestone, on May 7, 2004. The son of Almond and Geneva Edgecomb, Richard was an active member of his community, having served as a volunteer fireman and later on the Water & Sewer Board and the Planning Board. A farmer for more than 40 years and treasurer of the Limestone Masons for 30 of the 56 years that he was a member, Richard also earned the confidence of Limestone voters, serving on the Board of Selectmen for 14 years. In 1986, the annual report was dedicated to Richard. We recognize Richard for his committed service to his community and wish to offer our sincere condolences to his family; (IN MEMORIAM) (HLS 1604)

Lillian A. Joy, of Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey and Lincoln, Maine. Born in Davidson, she later moved to Lincoln and attended Lee Academy. With her husband and children, she moved to New Jersey, where she and her husband established the Better Housekeeping Store in Red Bank. During World War II, she was active as a Grey Lady. She served as a volunteer at the Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank and was a member of the Atlantic Highlands Garden Club. She was devoted to her family and never forgot her ties to Maine. Mrs. Joy will be greatly missed by her children and her extended family in Maine; (IN MEMORIAM) (HLS 1605)

Robert and Gloria Willigar, of Crystal, Maine and Miami, Florida, on the occasion of the celebration of their 50th Wedding Anniversary, June 12, 2004. They were married January 30, 1954 at the home of Gloria's parents in Sherman Mills, Maine. They have lived most of their lives in Crystal, where they raised their family of 5 children. Mr. and Mrs. Willigar have 9 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. We extend our congratulations to them on this Golden Anniversary; (HLS 1606)

Kenneth Browning, of Winslow, who has attained the high rank and distinction of Eagle Scout. We send our congratulations and best wishes to Kenneth on this accomplishment; (HLS 1607)

Dennis Browning, of Winslow, who has attained the high rank and distinction of Eagle Scout. We send our congratulations and best wishes to Dennis on this accomplishment; (HLS 1608)

Erin Gray, of Plymouth, who has earned the distinction of being named Valedictorian of the 2004 graduating class of Nokomis Regional High School. Erin is the daughter of Isaac and Rebecca Gray. We extend our sincere congratulations to Erin on her receiving this honor; (HLS 1609)

Alicia Thibeault, of Newport, who has earned the distinction of being named Salutatorian of the 2004 graduating class of Nokomis Regional High School. Alicia is the daughter of Greg and Tracey Thibeault. We extend our sincere congratulations to Alicia on her receiving this honor; (HLS 1610)

Spc. Beau Ramsey Beaulieu, of Lisbon, who died in the line of duty May 24, 2004 in Taji, Iraq, during a mortar attack on Camp Cooke. Spc. Beaulieu was the husband of Christina Estes, the son of Donna Field, the stepson of Frederick Field, Jr., of Lisbon, and the son of Tim Beaulieu of Kentucky. Spc. Beaulieu was known as a person who believed in what was right. He joined the United States Army in June 2002 and was assigned to the 27th Main Support Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division in Fort Hood, Texas, where he had been stationed prior to his deployment to Iraq. Spc. Beaulieu and Christina were members of the Lisbon High School class of 2002 and were married shortly before he left for Iraq. We acknowledge the ultimate sacrifice he made for his State and Nation. Spc. Beaulieu will be greatly missed by his beloved wife, Christina, his loving family and his many friends; (IN MEMORIAM) (HLS 1611)

J. Gregory Shea, M.S.W., of Topsham, a native of Lewiston and graduate of Bates College upon his retirement as executive director of the Tri-County Mental Health Center, a position he has held for 30 years. He received his master's degree from the Boston College Graduate School of Social Work in 1966 and began his professional career with the Department of Health and Welfare. Mr. Shea has been a leader in the field of social work and community mental health at both the state and national levels. Mr. Shea was president of the National Association of Social Workers from 1970 to 1972. He served as president of the Maine Council of Community Mental Health Centers several times and from 1987 to 1988 was president of the National Council of Community Mental Health Centers. He was presented the Lifetime Achievement Award by the National Association of Behavioral Health in Washington, D.C. in April. He has also received many local, state and national awards during his professional career. We extend our appreciation to Mr. Shea for his contributions to Maine's mental health system and to the people of Maine and extend our congratulations to him on his retirement; (HLS 1612)

Jenna Collin, of Frenchville, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Collin, who has earned the honor of being named Honor Essayist of the Class of 2004 at Wisdom High School. Jenna is a member of the National Honor Society and has participated in many sports and civic organizations. She has been awarded many certificates for scholarship, sports and participation. She is a top scholar in English II, Pioneer Band, Academic Achievement and Early Childhood Occupations. She plans to attend the University of Maine at Fort Kent and then transfer to the University of Maine at Farmington, where she will further her education in early childhood development. We extend our congratulations to Jenna on these accomplishments; (HLS 1613)

Anna E. Ouellette, of Frenchville, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Ouellette, who has earned the honor of being named Salutatorian of the Class of 2004 at Wisdom High School. Anna was an Outstanding Students of America finalist, Wendy's High School Heisman State female winner, Coca-Cola Scholar State winner, National Honor Society president and top scholar in Accounting, Advanced English II, College Preparatory Chemistry, Environmental Science, U.S. History and Western Civilization. She was also the chairperson for the Maine Diocesan Council for Catholic Youth Winter Carnival and a youth convention keynote speaker. She plans on attending Eckerd College in Florida to study pre-law. We extend our congratulations to Anna on these accomplishments; (HLS 1614)

Heather A. Anderson, of Frenchville, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dana Anderson, who has earned the honor of being named Valedictorian of the Class of 2004 at Wisdom High School. Heather has participated in Big Brother/Big Sister. She was top scholar in Journalism, Advanced English III and Human Anatomy and Physiology. She was an Athlete of the Year and was nominated for the President's Award for Educational Achievement. Heather plans to pursue a bachelor's degree in science at the University of Southern Maine or the University of Maine and then transfer to Palmer College to get her doctorate in chiropractic medicine. We extend our congratulations to Heather on these accomplishments; (HLS 1615)

Malcolm Hare and Pastor Ellen Cleaves, who have been named the 2003 Outstanding Limestone Citizens of the Year in recognition of their commitment to the community and especially to the Limestone United Methodist Church, where they do much charitable work. Both Mr. Hare and Pastor Cleaves were teachers prior to beginning their full-time ministry. Mr. Hare is involved in Habitat for Humanity and has coordinated home repairs for numerous area citizens. Pastor Cleaves entered the ministry in 1992, after having studied and completed her seminary studies at Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C. Following their marriage in 1999, the couple continued to devote much of their time to volunteering and helping others. Their work includes hosting monthly luncheons for senior citizens, using the pastor's discretionary fund, which is supported by the congregation, to supply families with fuel or food and hosting an annual Christmas dinner for people who do not otherwise have anyone to visit during the holidays. We send our congratulations and best wishes to this special couple upon their receiving this prestigious honor; (HLS 1616)

Mark Rogers, a senior at Mt. Ararat High School, who has been selected as the 2004 Gatorade National High School Baseball Player of the Year. The award, which recognizes athletic achievement as well as the academic performance and overall character of its recipient, distinguishes Mark as the nation's best high school baseball player. Mark was selected from more than 450,000 high school baseball players nationwide. We extend our congratulations to Mark on this accomplishment; (HLS 1617)

the top 15 students of the 2004 graduating class of Fort Kent Community High School: Jacob Stevens, valedictorian; Stacy Pelletier, salutatorian; Sonny Michaud, honor essayist; Tyler Rioux; Kayleigh Cyr; Garritt Conover; Samantha Boutot; Allison Daigle; Jonathan Pinette; Jenna Daigle; Melissa Michaud; Ethan Raymond; Danielle Thibodeau; Mathew Bouchard; and Rebecca Wood. We send our congratulations to these students and extend our best wishes to them on their future endeavors; (HLS 1618)

Colin Roy, of Hallowell, who has been named the top administrator by his peers in the Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference. Mr. Roy is the Athletic Director for Mt. Ararat High School in Topsham. During his tenure at the school, he has been instrumental in numerous improvements made in the Mt. Ararat athletic programs. He is an outstanding leader and is well respected by students, their families and coaches throughout the State. We send Mr. Roy our congratulations and best wishes on this occasion; (HLS 1619)

Kimberly Sparks, of Bowdoinham, the Town Clerk of Bowdoinham, as she takes on her new position as Town Manager of Greenwood, Maine. Ms. Sparks, who also served as the Assistant Town Manager of Bowdoinham, has been invaluable to the town as a multitalented and industrious civic servant, working nights and weekends and making certain the town and its elections ran smoothly. She worked countless hours on the town's ordinances and was the volunteer cochair of Celebrate Bowdoinham Committee. Her one goal was for Bowdoinham to be the best it could be and we acknowledge her dedicated service to the town. We send her our congratulations and best wishes to her on her new endeavor; (HLS 1620)

Sam Maroon, of China, a student at China Middle School, who is a recipient of the 2004 Secretary of State's Eighth Grade Citizenship Award, as a leader in his school and his community. He is an exemplary student and a positive role model for his peers. Sam is on the Student Council and is competing on a national level with the Math and Future Problem Solving teams. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Sam on this accomplishemnt; (HLS 1621)

Megan Watts, of St. George, who has earned the honor of being named Valedictorian of the Class of 2004 at Georges Valley High School. We extend our congratulations to Megan on this achievement; (HLS 1622)

Esther Matus, of Cushing, who has earned the honor of being named Salutatorian of the Class of 2004 at Georges Valley High School. We extend our congratulations to Esther on this achievement; (HLS 1623)

Lynn Silcox, of Hollis, on the occasion of her retirement from the Gorham school systerm after 38 years of teaching. Ms. Silcox has taught music at all grade levels, from kindergarten through grade 12, and has been recognized as one of the top music teachers in the State, sharing her talents with her students and helping to enrich their education and their lives. We acknowledge her dedicated years of service to her profession, her music, the children and the community, and we send her our best wishes on her retirement; (HLS 1624)

Chris Kimball, of Gorham, on the occasion of her retirement from the Gorham school system after 21 years. Ms. Kimball has been the secretary at White Rock School for the past 19 years, and prior to that had been a substitute secretary at Village School and Shaw School. She is very involved in the community as a member of the Gorham Ecumenical Council and as a member of St. Anne's Church. We acknowledge her dedicated years of employment with the Gorham School Department and we send her our best wishes on her retirmement; (HLS 1625)

Elspeth M. Hilton, of Winthrop, who has earned the honor of being named Salutatorian of the Class of 2004 at Winthrop High School. We extend our congratulations to Elspeth on this accomplishment; (HLS 1626)

Jennifer E. Flynn, of Winthrop, who has earned the honor of being named Valedictorian of the Class of 2004 at Winthrop High School. We extend our congratulations to Jennifer on this accomplishment; (HLS 1627)

Joshua David Watson, of China, a member of Boy Scout Troop No. 479, who has attained the high rank and distinction of Eagle Scout. We extend our congratulations to Joshua on this accomplishment; (HLS 1628)

Bob and Mabel Cox, of Chesterville, on the occasion of their 50th Wedding Anniversary, June 6, 2004. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to them on this Golden Anniversary; (HLS 1629)

Joshua Allaire, of Sanford, who has attained the high rank and distinction of Eagle Scout. Joshua is a member of Boy Scout Troop #327. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Joshua on this achievement; (HLS 1630)

Vicky Lloyd, Director of the Centre of Movement School of Performing Arts in Gorham, for providing area students throughout the past 25 years with the opportunity to develop sound technical skills, expand creativity and build self-confidence through their involvement with the Centre. It is a place where dance is taken seriously in a fun atmosphere. Ms. Lloyd, a teacher, choreographer and adjudicator, is a long-standing member of the Dance Educators of America and serves on its board of directors. She spends countless hours working with the competition team, choreographing, rehearsing and traveling to competitions throughout New England and beyond. The Centre also works with school departments to incorporate dance into the curriculum. Additionally, the Centre gives benefit performances to local nursing homes, senior citizen programs and charitable organizations. The Centre participates in the University of Southern Maine's Health Fair and, on October 20, 2002, set the Guinness World Record for long-distance tap dancing, tap-dancing more than 10 miles while raising funds for the Barbara Bush Children's Hospital. Since 1998, the Centre has also worked with CAFE Inc. to bring dance and music to those facing life challenges. We send our appreciation to Ms. Lloyd and the Centre of Movement School of Performing Arts on its 25th anniversary for offering a safe and fun environment in which students can grow and learn and extend our best wishes for the Centre's continued success; (HLS 1631)

Abigail Rogers, of South Paris, who has received the Girl Scout Gold Award. This is the highest award in Senior Girl Scouting and is given for excellence in skills development, leadership, personal growth and community service. We extend our congratulations to Abigail on this accomplishment; (HLS 1632)

Joseph and Phyllis Hampel, of Old Town, on the occasion of their 60th Wedding Anniversary, June 8, 2004. A native of New York, Mr. Hampel met his wife in Bath, while he was stationed in the area as a member of the U.S. Navy during World War II. The couple moved to Old Town, where they raised their 2 children, Joseph and Barbara, and where Mr. Hampel was employed by Penobscot Chemical Fiber and later by the University of Maine. They also have 5 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. We send our congratulations and best wishes to Mr. and Mrs. Hampel on this momentus occasion; (HLS 1633)



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