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Charles "Chuck" Rene Tremblay, of Oakland and Waterville, beloved husband, father, friend and community volunteer. A native of Waterville, he attended local parochial schools and graduated from Waterville High School. While working for the Waterville Sentinel, he entered the United States Navy in 1960, proudly serving on the U.S.S. Sunnadin at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii and the U.S.S. Gallant at Long Beach Naval Station, California. He was a veteran of the "Operation Dominic JTF-8" atomic test at Christmas Island in 1962. As an employee of the United States Postal Service in California and Maine, he rose to be president of his local postal workers' union. Following his retirement in 1996 he was an active volunteer at Thayer Hospital and Bourque-Lannigan American Legion Post No. 5 in Waterville. He will be deeply missed by his beloved wife of 42 years, his devoted family and a large circle of friends touched by his life and generosity; (HLS 1754)

Marion Jordan Libby Broaddus, of Westbrook, on the occasion of her 85th birthday. Mrs. Broaddus has four sons, two granddaughters, three grandsons and one great-grandson. She taught math and science at Westbrook Junior High School for 20 years. After retirement, she was a volunteer at Westbrook Community Hospital and later served on its board of trustees. She is a member of the Westbrook Chamber of Commerce and received its Outstanding Lifetime Award in 2002. She is a trustee of Walker Memorial Library, a director of the Wayside Evening Soup Kitchen, a member of the Mercy Hospital Auxiliary, the Westbrook Historical Society and the Westbrook Women's Club and a member of many other groups and service organizations. Mrs. Broaddus is an outstanding member of the Westbrook community, giving a lifetime of knowledge and service to its citizens. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Mrs. Broaddus on this special occasion; (HLS 1755)

Filomena Troiano, of Falmouth, who has received the Distinguished Service Award presented by the National Solid Waste Management Association. Ms. Troiano was recognized for her contributions to reform in Maine's solid waste industry. She has made a difference for Maine's citizens. Almost single-handedly, she has drawn attention to very serious problems at Regional Waste Systems. We thank her for her dedication and hard work and congratulate her on receiving this award; (HLS 1756)

Fred Genthner, of Portland, beloved husband, friend and good neighbor to all in the Parkside Neighborhood. Proud of his recent membership as a communicant in Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Parkside's prominent house of worship, he offered support and encouragement to all neighborhood events and good causes. A member of the United States Merchant Marine Service in the 1950s, he was a member of the Harold T. Andrews American Legion Post, the Amvets, the Portland Eagles and the Odd Fellows. He will be sadly missed by his many friends and neighbors in the Parkside community, the most densely populated and ethnically diverse square mile of Maine, to whom he always offered a sunny smile and ready helping hand; (IN MEMORIAM) (HLS 1757)

Shannon Welsh, Superintendent of Schools, the Lisbon School Committee and the many community members who have worked tirelessly and with great commitment to build the new Lisbon Community School. This beautiful state-of-the-art school will take students from kindergarten through grade 6 out of portable classrooms and bring them together in an inspired learning environment. We extend our appreciation to these many community members for their commitment to the youth of the State; (HLS 1758)

the Honorable Kevin Michael Muse, of Fryeburg, the beloved husband of Roberta Mendler Muse, who faithfully served the citizens of his community in the Maine House of Representatives for 2 terms. His expertise and interest as an angler made him a valued and vital member of the Joint Standing Committee on Marine Resources. Mr. Muse was active in numerous community and state organizations, including the Saco Valley Anglers, Fryeburg Fish & Game, the Federation of Fly Fishers, the Coastal Conservation Association of Maine, the Sportsman's Alliance of Maine, Trout Unlimited, the Nature Conservancy and the Atlantic Salmon Federation. He also chaired the Saco River Task Force. He was a raconteur known for his dry sense of humor. He enjoyed exploring the fishing holes of the world and had recently traveled to Argentina, Cuba, Scotland and Iceland. He will be sadly missed by his family, friends, colleagues and all those that he met during his public service to his community; (IN MEMORIAM) (HLS 1759)

Ronald R. Brown, of Caribou, on the occasion of his retirement from the Caribou School System after 21 years of service. Mr. Brown taught Social Studies at Caribou High School. We acknowledge his years of dedication to his community and to the children of Caribou, and we send him our best wishes; (HLS 1760)

Duanne and Barbara Lewis, of Phillips, for being the honored couple at the 46th annual Phillips Old Home Days, and in extending our congratulations and best wishes to them on this occasion; (HLS 1761)

William H. Coogan, of Portland, upon the honored occasion of his retirement after 32 years as Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Southern Maine. A native of Boston, he graduated from Boston University in 1963 as a Presidential Scholar, received his MA from Rutgers University and received his PhD from the University of North Carolina in 1971. Since joining the University of Southern Maine in 1972, he has created and taught over 2 dozen courses on political theory and American government and as Internship Program Director has proudly placed almost 1,000 students in state and federal internships to learn firsthand the workings of democracy. He served as Acting Chair of the University of Southern Maine Political Science Department in 1987 and 2003. He has authored and contributed to scores of books and professional journals about American government, including authoring the classic reference book A Citizen's Guide to the Maine Courts. He achieved the degree of Juris Doctor, Cum Laude, from the University of Maine School of Law in 1988. From 1996-1999 he served as President of the Maine Civil Liberties Union. As author, teacher and lifelong learner, we salute his dedication and devotion to the promise of hands-on democracy and the potential of young people in Maine, the "Pine Tree State"; (HLS 1762)

Reverend Edward Covington Brown III, of Friendship, on the occasion of his 85th birthday, August 29, 2004. Reverend Brown and his wife, Norma, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on July 5th. They have 4 children and 4 grandchildren. Reverend Brown served in the 8th Air Force as a navigator on B24's in the European theater during World War II and was awarded the Air Medal with several Oak Leaf Clusters. He was ordained an Elder in the Methodist Church in 1953 and served almost 20 years as a missionary in Peru. The Reverend and Mrs. Brown are active in the United Methodist Church and in their senior citizens group. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to him on this very special occasion; (HLS 1763)

Andrew Poirier, of Minot, a member of Boy Scout Troop #139, who has attained the high rank and distinction of Eagle Scout. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to him on his achieving this high honor; (HLS 1764)

Roger W. Perry, Jr., of Farmington, prominent member of the community and good friend to many in the area. Roger Perry was a retired physician and registered pharmacist, and moved to Maine in 1988. He served on numerous boards and committees in town, including the Farmington Transportation Advisory Committee, the Recycling Committee and the Budget Committee. He donated hundreds of hours of his time and helped develop the Zoning Ordinance, Site Review Ordinance and Planning Board Ordinance. He played a vital role in town government, serving as a volunteer secretary of the Zoning Board. He was also a member of the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association. Dr. Perry was a recipient of the Rotary Club's Citizen of the Year Award and shared joint dedication of the town report in 2003. He was interested in vegetable gardening, canoeing and hiking and was a volunteer with the Audubon Society, monitoring vernal pools and doing owl surveys. We acknowledge his strong ties to his community and his dedication to his town and to the State of Maine. He will be greatly missed by his loving wife, Linda, his family, his neighbors and his many friends; (IN MEMORIAM) (HLS 1765)

Sharon Elwell, of Buxton, on the occasion of his retirement as the Road Commissioner for the Town of Buxton. Mr. Elwell began his career during the winter of 1955, working his way to his current position. In addition to his administrative duties, he was responsible for overseeing and maintaining 110 miles of road. He was instrumental in the development of a hardworking and skilled team within the highway department. The town has benefited greatly from his leadership. We send him our appreciation for his service and devotion to the Town of Buxton and extend to him our congratulations and best wishes on his retirement; (HLS 1766)

Barbara Elwell, of Buxton, in appreciation of her devoted service to her community assisting her husband during his tenure with the Town of Buxton's Highway Department. We send our congratulations and best wishes to Mrs. Elwell as she joins her husband in retirement from the Town of Buxton Highway Department; (HLS 1767)

the Coast Guard Group Portland Division of the Naval Sea Cadet Corps and the observance of the month of September as Sea Cadet month. The corps was established by the 87th Congress on September 10, 1962 for the purposes of developing in youth an interest and skill in basic seamanship and in its naval adaptations, training them in seagoing skills and teaching them patriotism, courage, self-reliance and kindred virtues. The Coast Guard Group Portland Division held its first drill on September 1, 2000 in South Portland. We send our best wishes to the members of the Naval Sea Cadet Corps as they celebrate this occasion; (HLS 1768)

Dr. Burtt Richardson and Gladys Richardson, of Winthrop, on the occasion of their retirement from their pediatric practice after 26 years in which they served the medical needs of thousands of Winthrop-area children. Their office was well known for the couple's creative touches which the children always enjoyed. The examination rooms were decorated with exotic insects and animals that the Richardsons had collected on their trips to the Amazon. They also adorned the walls with art from many cultures and designed a puppet theater, slide and crawl-in cave for their waiting room. Always involved in state and local health issues, the Richardsons intend to continue to work with the state's Early Childhood Task Force and with Winthrop's Healthy Futures Program. We send our appreciation to Dr. and Mrs. Richardson for their years of caring for the children of the Winthrop area and extend to them our congratulations and best wishes on their retirement; (HLS 1769)

Eric Rodney Doughty, of Winthrop, a veteran of the United States Navy and a longtime employee of the Central Maine Power Company who served as the director of farm services. Mr. Doughty received many awards during his career, including the Friend of Agriculture Award and the Service to Agriculture Award for Maine Farm Days, and was named an Honorary State Farmer by the Future Farmers of America. He was also instrumental in the creation of Maine Farm Days. An active member of the Winthrop Congregational Church, he served the church in numerous capacities, including as chef for the church's fish chowder luncheons. Mr. Doughty was a 57-year member of the Masonic organization and a past master of the Winthrop Temple Lodge. He participated in school and community events and was a member of the building committee for Winthrop's former high school. His many interests and hobbies included building and restoring boats, woodworking and furniture building, metalwork, family genealogy and entertaining his family and friends. He was an avid fisherman and hunter and enjoyed camping, canoe trips and cooking. Mr. Doughty will be greatly missed by his loving family, his friends and his community; (IN MEMORIAM) (HLS 1770)

Donald B. Kirkpatrick, of Cape Elizabeth, a veteran of the United States Army, 103rd Infantry Division who served on Guadalcanal and a longtime employee of Casco Bank and Trust Company who retired as a vice-president and commercial loan officer. Mr. Kirkpatrick was a member of the State Street Congregational Church and its choir. He served as treasurer for the Portland Community Concert Series and was active in the United Way of Greater Portland. He had lifelong interests in fishing, photography, classical music and singing. Mr. Kirkpatrick will be greatly missed by his loving family and his many friends; (IN MEMORIAM) (HLS 1771)

Michael David Smith, of Wayne, a graduate student in mathematics at the University of Virginia, who has been awarded the 2004 Seven Society Graduate Fellowship for Superb Teaching. The fellowship was established to offer undergraduates the opportunity to recognize excellent graduate student teaching assistants who have had a significant impact on their education. The selection process is initiated by written nominations from undergraduates. We send our congratulations and best wishes to Mr. Smith on this occasion; (HLS 1772)

MSG Reginald E. Littlefield II, of Oxford, for his dedicated service to the citizens of Maine and the United States. MSG Littlefield was awarded the Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal and the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal. MSG Littlefield was a member of the 94th Military Police Company and was Platoon Sergeant for Detachment 1 of Saco. MSG Littlefield was shipped to Kuwait in 2003 and eventually went to Iraq. While in Iraq, MSG Littlefield and his platoon trained Iraqi policemen and highway patrolmen. The platoon patrolled the main supply route in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, ensuring that the road remain open. During his deployment, MSG Littlefield and his platoon traveled more than 175,000 miles accident free, conducted more than 750 missions and trained 2,800 Iraqi police officers. We extend our appreciation to MSG Littlefield for his dedicated service to his State and country and congratulate him on his receiving these medals; (HLS 1773)

Margaret Mary Gabriel, a lifelong resident of Indian Township and a well-known maker of fine Indian baskets. In 1994, Ms. Gabriel received a $10,000 National Heritage Fellowship award from the National Endowment for the Arts. Eleven folk artists were chosen to receive the award out of 220 nominees, and Ms. Gabriel was the only recipient from New England. Her baskets have been displayed at the Smithsonian Museum, the Bangor International Airport, the Abbe Museum in Bar Harbor and many other art galleries. She will be missed by all who knew her; (IN MEMORIAM)(HLS 1774)

Cora Davison Reed, former First Lady of Maine, on her dedicated service to the people of Maine during her years of living in the Blaine House. Mrs. Reed currently resides in Washington, D. C. with her husband, former Governor John Hathaway Reed. As official hostess of the Blaine House, Mrs. Reed extended a warm welcome to thousands of visitors to our capital. Having recently learned that Mrs. Reed is in fragile health, we want to take this opportunity to extend our appreciation to Mrs. Reed on her exemplary years of service to the State of Maine. We send her our concerned thoughts and our best wishes; (HLS 1775)

the members of the Estes Lake Association, of Sanford and Alfred, for their years of commitment to improving the water quality of Estes Lake. The association was formed on September 9, 1964 by Tom Nutter, Sumner Marshall, John Ellis, Chester Emmons, Albert Lavalley, George Marsh, Charles Nagy and Almon Williams. Working tirelessly with government officials on the federal, state and local levels, the association was successful in obtaining water treatment for the lake and improvements were almost immediate. We send our appreciation to the various members of the association and particularly Albert Lavalley for years of efforts and sacrifices made in providing constant care to Estes Lake. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to the members of the association as they celebrate the 40th anniversary of the founding of their organization; (HLS 1776)

Keegan Toot, of Cape Elizabeth, who has earned the high rank and distinction of Eagle Scout. We send our congratulations and best wishes to Keegan on this accomplishment; (HLS 1777)

Ruth Douglas, of Sebago, on her retirement from the Sebago Post Office after 30 years of delivering mail in Sebago and East Baldwin. Ms. Douglas was not only a dedicated employee, but has also been a valuable member of the Sebago community, including her service as Town Selectman. We commend Ms. Douglas for her dedication and commitment to serving the Sebago Lake area and extend our best wishes to her on her retirement; (HLS 1778)

George Hanscom, of Casco, on his retirement from the Casco Board of Selectmen. A 4th-generation native of Casco, Mr. Hanscom served 6 years on the Budget Committee and 24 years as a Selectman. As a team player, Mr. Hanscom contributed to the progress in regionalization by serving on the Solid Waste Committee and as a representative to the Greater Portland Council of Governments. His grounded, hometown perspective and vast knowledge of the Casco community have made him a valuable asset to the town, and he will be missed. We commend Mr. Hanscom for his dedication and commitment to serving the Casco community and extend our best wishes to him on his retirement; (HLS 1779)

the Cary Medical Center in Caribou, as it celebrates its 80th anniversary on September 24, 2004. The Cary Medical Center is an organization that is committed to excellence in patient-centered care. We extend our appreciation to the Cary Medical Center for its many years of providing quality health care services to the citizens of Aroostook County and we extend our congratulations to the center and its staff on this very special occasion; (HLS 1780)

Philip I. and Frances A. Perkins, of Oxford, on the occasion of their 50th Wedding Anniversary. Mr. and Mrs. Perkins were married on September 18, 1954 at the Broadway Methodist Church in Lynn, Massachusetts. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to them on this very special occasion; (HLS 1781)

Leonora MacDonald, of Wilton, on the honored occasion of her 100th Birthday. Mrs. MacDonald was born Leonora Hiscock on March 1, 1904 in Wilton, and holds the prestigious Boston Post Cane as her community's oldest citizen. She resided in Wilton throughout her youth until attending Mt. Holyoke College in Massachusetts, graduating in 1926. Mrs. MacDonald returned to her hometown after residing for 40 years in Massachusetts, where she and her husband, the late Reverend Joseph MacDonald, raised their 2 children. We send our congratulations and best wishes to her on the centennial celebration of her birth; (HLS 1782)

Gregory Mark Lake, of Wilton, a member of Boy Scout Troop No. 518, who has attained the high rank and distinction of Eagle Scout. We extend our congratulations to Gregory on this accomplishment; (HLS 1783)

the Friends of Wood Island Lighthouse, of Biddeford, on the occasion of the flag raising to mark the "reawakening" of the lighthouse. We commend the Friends of Wood Island Lighthouse for their commitment to restoring and preserving this proud monument to Maine's maritime tradition. As the flag flies again for the first time since the last keeper lowered it in October 1986, the citizens of the State can know that life is returning to this island sentinel and have confidence that the structure and storied past of one of Maine's historic coastal landmarks will be preserved for future generations. We extend our appreciation to the Friends of Wood Island Lighthouse for their devotion to preserving the history of the State; (HLS 1784)

the following keepers of Wood Island Lighthouse, of Biddeford, on the occasion of the flag raising to mark the "reawakening" of the lighthouse: Cliff Trebilcock; Mr. and Mrs. Russell Lowell; the family of Laurier Burnham: Lily Burnham, Tammy Burnham Laidlaw and Holly Burnham; the descendants of Thomas Henry Orcutt, Robert and Judith Orcutt; and the descendant of Eben Emerson, Iona Desmond. We pay tribute to the 36 hardy keepers who manned this lighthouse and performed the daily ritual over 175 years. We extend our appreciation to the keepers and their families and descendants who are here present this date to bear witness to the return of this historic lighthouse to active life; (HLS 1785)

Founders Park, a memorial to the earliest families of Wells, on the occasion of its dedication on September 18, 2004. The hard work of the 350th Committee, combined with the generous donations and support of area residents and businesses, helped to build a park that will celebrate the contributions of the past and provide a place for Wells' families and friends to experience and enjoy walking paths, benches and picnic tables. We join the good citizens of Wells in sending our appreciation to the members of the 350th Committee for its devotion to preserving the history of the town and extend our congratulations and best wishes to the town as it celebrates this special occasion; (HLS 1786)

Charles Chapman, of Boothbay Harbor, who has been honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Kirkmichael International Guitar Festival for his outstanding contribution to guitar and music education. Mr. Chapman has led an exceptional life, with a distinguished career spanning 4 decades of teaching, performing, writing about and promoting the guitar and music. We send our congratulations and best wishes to Mr. Chapman on this occasion; (HLS 1787)

Representative Troy Jackson, of Fort Kent, a recipient of the 2004 Young Alumni Award from the University of Maine at Fort Kent. Representative Jackson was Salutatorian of the 1986 graduating class at Allagash Consolidated High School and graduated from the University of Maine at Fort Kent in 2001. He serves on the Legislature's Joint Standing Committee on Labor and the Governor's Advisory Council on the Sustainability of the Forest Products Industry in Maine. He is a member of the Knights of Columbus, the Rotary Club and the Sportsmen's Alliance of Maine and is a boy scout leader. We extend our congratulations to Representative Jackson on his receiving this award; (HLS 1788)

Sherri G. Gould, of Corinna, who has been named the 2005 Maine Teacher of the Year. Sherri, a Nokomis Regional High School English teacher, exemplifies many of the finest qualities in teaching. Her leadership style is revealed in her natural ability to work with her students and to encourage them to participate in their own learning. Her work with rubrics and assessment has led the way for the entire high school. We extend our congratulations to Sherri on this distinctive honor. We send our best wishes to her as she goes on to the National Teacher of the Year competition; (HLS 1789)

Vernon G. Haines, of Millinocket, beloved husband of Sylviane Albert Haines, who served in the United States Army during the Korean War. His most significant duty assignment during his military service was with the Alaska Communication System Signal Corps in Anchorage. After returning from his duties in the the military, Mr. Haines worked for the Great Northern Paper Company for 34 years, retiring in 1986. He was an avid sportsman and loved to hunt, fish and trap. He was a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association and a member of the Fin & Feather Club. He was the recipient of the annual Adrian Batson Award in 1989, and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Fin & Feather Club in 2003. Both of these awards recognized his many contributions that benefited the needs and interests of other sportsmen. Mr. Haines was also a member of the American Legion Post No. 80. He will be greatly missed by his loving family, many friends and his community; (IN MEMORIAM) (HLS 1790)

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