Volunteer and Spectrum employee Kevin Beal serves lunches Thursday at Bread of Life Soup Kitchen in Augusta. Before the “Hunt.Fish.Feed” lunch was served, Spectrum presented a $2,500 check to Bread of Life. Joe Phelan/Kennebec Journal

Dave Hall of Augusta enjoys a cigar Sunday, Oct. 1, while looking over his scratch tickets at Capitol Park in Augusta. Rich Abrahamson/Morning Sentinel

Booths are set up Saturday, Sept. 30, along the path on the south side of Capital Park during MaineFest in Augusta. Joe Phelan/Kennebec Journal

A Messalonskee football player competes in a footwork drill during a practice Wednesday in Oakland. Rich Abrahamson/Morning Sentinel

Maine Central Institute’s Olivia Varney tries to get past Gardiner defenders Dayna Vasoll, left, and Emily Grover during a girls soccer match Wednesday in Gardiner. Joe Phelan/Kennebec Journal

Former Gardiner football coach and faculty member John Burgess, left, claps as Gardiner youth football coach Dan Burgess (no relation) holds up the Coach John Burgess Whatever It Takes Award before a football game Friday, Sept. 29, in Gardiner. The annual award goes to a person who helped out with the Gardiner football program. Joe Phelan/Kennebec Journal

Runners try to catch their breath after finishing the Festival of Champions cross-country race on Saturday, Sept. 30, in Belfast. Joe Phelan/Kennebec Journal

Regional School Unit 18 has recently spent about $3 million on upgrades and improvements to district schools, including Messalonskee High School in Oakland, seen here on Monday, Oct. 2. Rich Abrahamson/Morning Sentinel

The gravestone of William Dorr, who fought in the American Revolution, is shown during a ceremony Sunday, Oct. 1, at Mount Vernon Cemetery in Augusta. Rich Abrahamson/Morning Sentinel

Moki, a 5-year-old Pomeranian and mini American Eskimo mix, has some things to say Wednesday as owner Bryce Ginn of Waldo fires up his Harley-Davidson Road Glide at a rest stop along the Canaan Road in Skowhegan near the Kennebec River. The pair shared some beef jerky before continuing on a 270-mile ride, Ginn said. They like stopping at waterfalls and scenic overlooks on their motorcycle trips, he said. Rich Abrahamson/Morning Sentinel

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