THE HEALTH EDUCATION Department at Martin’s Point Health Care has received the American Diabetes Association’s Education Recognition Certificate its diabetes self-management education program offered to patients. Martin’s Point previously received the award in 2005. For more information about the diabetes education programs, go to www.martinspoint.org

THE PORTLAND ROTARY Club has elected the following officers for 2010-11: Rick Snow, president; Jack Carr, first vice president; Cyrus Hagge, second vice president; Loretta Rowe, secretary; George Crockett, treasurer; Bowen Depke, sergeant-at-arms. Additionally, Garvey MacLean, Laura Young, Tom Ranello and Kathy Grammer were names to the board of directors.


BOY SCOUT Troop 73 members Benjamin Lord and Christopher Nystrom have attained Eagle Scout status. The two also were required to plan, develop and provide leadership for service projects. Lord for his Eagle project constructed a community camping area at the Jim Eddy Estate in North Gorham under the direction of the Gorham Historical Society. The son of Chris and Christine Lord of Gorham, he plans to attend the University of Maine at Orono this fall. Nystrom, transferred from Massachusetts to Troop 73 in 2006. For his Eagle project, Nystrom led on the building of a utility shed at Shaw Park benefitting the Gorham Recreation Department. The son of Scott and Pahe plans to attend the University of Southern Maine this fall.


4-H STUDENTS from Maine attending the Citizenship Washington Focus program recently met with Sen. Susan Collins. Delegates were taught about government and the democratic process and met with leaders from their home states. Students visiting Collins represented the towns of Stetson, Thorndike, Old Town, Windham, Gorham, Freeport, Limington, Union, Acton, Sabattus, Mariaville, Gouldsboro, Ellsworth, Avon, Phillips and Farmington.


BETHEL HISTORICAL Society members Larry Stifler and wife Mary McFadden have donated $10,000 to help finance the organization’s “Stanley Russell Howe Lecture Fund” to bring scholars and guest speakers to the area to expound on history. Set-up earlier this year, the fund honors Howe, a former society curator and executive director, for his 35 years of service to the organization. Howe was key in establishing the educational talks and bringing speakers to the area. For more information, call 824-2908 or (800) 824-2910.


FOUR EQUESTRIANS representing Durgin Farm and owner Amanda Gervais won the Lendon’s Youth Dressage Festival competition, July 9-11 in Saugerties, N.Y. Young horse riders Ali Perkins, Katarina Keller, Faith Duplinsky and Eileen Stirling earned the highest score over 50 competing teams from the Northeast and Canada. For more details, call Gervais at 615-3269.


MICHELLE RABER State Farm Insurance Agency for the fourth year will collect school supplies to benefit local youth. Raber will personally match every school supply donated at her Scarborough office, at 696 U.S. Route 1. Those supplies will be given to the Scarborough-based Project Grace for distribution to local children for the 2010-11 school year.