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					  Legislative Sentiments
          Legislative Record

            Maine Senate

One Hundred And Eighteenth Legislature

            State of Maine




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      APPENDIX TO THE SENATE LEGISLATIVE RECORD                                the following members of the Schenck High School Girls
                  118TH LEGISLATURE                                       Soccer Team: Beth Clukey, Carrie Lynch, Angela Boone, Holly
                                                                          Rosebush and Kelly Morin, who have been chosen as members of
                                                                          the 1996 Penobscot Valley Conference All-Star Team. We extend
    The following expressions of Senate Legislative Sentiment             our congratulations and best wishes; (SLS 19)
appeared on the Calendars and Supplements during the 118th                     The John Baptist Memorial High School Band, which
Legislature:                                                              participated in the inaugural celebration at President William J.
                                                                          Clinton's invitation. They performed at the Kennedy Center and
                                                                          Harmony Hall in Washington, D.C. We extend our warmest
     Winnie Ames, of Saco, on the very special occasion of her            congratulations and best wishes; (SLS 20)
105th birthday, December 4, 1996. She is from the North Haven                  Margaret Howard, born on February 20, 1907, on the occasion
and Vinalhaven area, and these communities join us in fondly              of her 90th birthday; (SLS 21)
celebrating her long life. We extend our congratulations and                   Alysha Dumont, of Hampden, who has received the Girl Scout
warmest wishes to her; (SLS 1)                                            Silver Award in recognition of her excellence in skills development,
      Dr. Arthur J. Vanderburgh, as he retires from Brighton Medical      leadership, personal growth and community service. We extend
Center in Portland after 21 years of service. Dr. Vanderburgh has         our congratulations and best wishes; (SLS 22)
served the State of Maine as one of its most respected physicians,             Jessica Carlow, of Girl Scout Troop #754 in Hermon, who has
and we extend our congratulations and best wishes to him on this          attained the high honor and distinction of earning the Girl Scout
special occasion; (SLS 2)                                                 Silver Award, and in extending our congratulations and best wishes
     Jeremy W. Kendrick, of Boy Scout Troop No. 196 in Oxford,            to her; (SLS 23)
who has achieved the high rank and distinction of Eagle Scout, and             Karen Kenneally, of Hampden, who has received the Girl
in extending our congratulations and best wishes to him; (SLS 3)          Scout Silver Award in recognition of her excellence in skills
     Teri A. Marino, upon her retirement from 4 years of public           development, leadership, personal growth and community service.
service as a Pittsfield Town Councilor.             We extend our         We extend our congratulations and best wishes; (SLS 24)
congratulations to her; (SLS 4)                                                Jim Harrison Carr, of Boy Scout Troop 342 in Buxton, who has
     Lucy Sprague, daughter of Cambridge, Massachusetts District          attained the high rank and distinction of Eagle Scout. We extend
Court Judge George R. and Mrs. Rose Lee Sprague, whose death              our congratulations and best wishes; (SLS 25)
has shocked and saddened citizens throughout the State; (SLS 5)                the Belfast High School "Rams" Boys Football Team, who
(IN MEMORIAM)                                                             have won the 1996 State Class B Football Championship. We
     Everett Connors, who served with dedication and devotion as          extend our congratulations and best wishes; (SLS 26)
Town Councilor and as Deputy Mayor for 9 years, upon his                       Ken & Irene Lord, of Patten, in extending our best wishes on
retirement. We extend our congratulations to him; (SLS 6)                 the celebration of their 50th Wedding Anniversary, February 8,
     Marie Pennock, of Palmyra, upon her retirement from 13 years         1997; (SLS 27)
of dedicated service as Town Clerk of Pittsfield. We extend our
congratulations to her; (SLS 7)
     Harold "Butch" Perry, upon his retirement from service as
Mayor of Pittsfield. We extend our congratulations to him; (SLS 8)
     the members of the Upper Kennebec Valley Memorial High
School Varsity Cross Country Team: Captain Uriah Bean, Jesse
Kircher, Terry Nichols, Lucas Dunton, Mike Bishop, Chris Greene,
Robert Stewart, Jacob Baker, Phil Nichols, Matt Woodard, Gavin
Robinson, and Coach Jack Kaplan, winners of the 1996 Class D
State Cross Country Championship.                  We extend our
congratulations and best wishes; (SLS 9)
      the Ellsworth Public Library during their Centennial
celebration and for their part in serving the community for the past
100 years. We extend our congratulations and best wishes; (SLS
10)
     the Old Town High School Marching Band, which will
participate in the presidential inaugural parade for President
William J. Clinton in Washington, D.C. on January 20, 1997. One
of only 23 bands nationwide chosen to participate in the parade,
we send our warmest congratulations to the 100 members of the
band; (SLS 11)
     the members of the Cape Elizabeth High School Girls Soccer
Team, winners of the 1996 Class A State Soccer Championship.
We extend our congratulations and best wishes; (SLS 12)
     the members of the Cape Elizabeth High School Boys Soccer
Team, winners of the 1996 Class A State Soccer Championship.
This is the Capers' fourth state title in five years. We extend our
congratulations and best wishes; (SLS 13)
     Mary and Dana Tidd in honor of their 50th wedding
anniversary. We extend our warmest congratulations and best
wishes for the future; (SLS 14)
     Karl Doucette, of Boy Scout Troop #58, upon achieving the
high rank and distinction of Eagle Scout.            We extend our
congratulations and best wishes; (SLS 15)
     Donald Fitzpatrick, of Houlton, who has been named Farmer
of the Year for 1996 by the Maine Potato Board. Mr. Fitzpatrick
has been farming for 40 years and is quite innovative and
competitive, always trying new methods and techniques. Donald
feels that diversity and increased crop yields will ultimately mean
more success for the State's potato industry. We extend our
warmest congratulations and best wishes for the future; (SLS 16)
     R.G. Russell, in whose name the new gymnasium at Holbrook
School in Holden is being dedicated. Ralph's 33-year commitment
to the education system in Holden, 27 of which were spent as its
only principal, and his tireless involvement in school activities have
precipitated this prestigious dedication.          We extend our
congratulations and best wishes; (SLS 17)
     Matthew Aaron Swan, of Troop #375 in Kezar Falls, who has
attained the high rank and distinction of Eagle Scout; (SLS 18)




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     Hattie Hancox, of Bath, on the occasion of her 100th birthday             Janice Haskell, a teacher at Earle McGraw School, who has
on February 10, and in extending our congratulations and warmest          been nominated as the 1998 Teacher of the Year, and who has
wishes; (SLS 28)                                                          been honored by a ceremony in the Hall of Flags in the State
     Esther Miller, of Buckfield, who will represent the State of         House by Governor Angus King. We extend our congratulations
Maine in February at the National Youth Leadership Forum on               and best wishes to her; (SLS 48)
Defense, Intelligence and Diplomacy in Washington, D.C. We                     the Town of Parkman, on the occasion of its 175th Anniversary
extend our congratulations and best wishes; (SLS 29)                      and in extending best wishes to the good citizens of Parkman for
     Robert H. Merrill, of Dover-Foxcroft, beloved husband, father        continued success and achievement as they look to the future;
and grandfather. He will be remembered for his 27 years of                (SLS 49)
service as a State of Maine forest ranger, and for his 17 years at             the Town of Oakfield on the occasion of its centennial,
Lyford's Market. Robert will be missed by all who knew him; (SLS          February 25, 1997. When the town was founded it was a small
30) (IN MEMORIAM)                                                         rural, farming and logging community. Today logging is still the
     Elsie Burpee, of Rockland, and in extending our best wishes          predominant industry and the population number remains the
on the occasion of her 90th Birthday, February 20, 1997; (SLS 31)         same, 800 residents. We extend our congratulations and best
     Ralph B. Bartholomew and Geraldine R. Macisso, of Hiram, on          wishes to the citizens of the Town of Oakfield; (SLS 50)
the occasion of their 50th Wedding Anniversary, February 12 1997,              the Deer Isle-Stonington High School "Mariners," upon winning
and in extending our congratulations and best wishes to them;             the Class D Boys Basketball Eastern Regional Championship. We
(SLS 32)                                                                  extend our congratulations and best wishes; (SLS 51)
     Richard E. Stickney, upon his retirement from NYNEX                       Bobby Perry, of Whitefield, upon being nominated to receive
Corporation after 40 years of dedicated service. We extend our            the WCSH Channel Six Jefferson Award for his inspirational work
congratulations and best wishes for the future; (SLS 33)                  counseling HIV and AIDS patients like himself and educating
     Alvin and Laiti McIntyre, of Kittery Point, and in extending our     people about AIDS prevention and HIV infection. We extend our
best wishes on the occasion of their 70th Wedding Anniversary,            congratulations and best wishes to him; (SLS 52)
February 3, 1997; (SLS 34)                                                     Ralph and Ruth Dodge, of York Beach, and in extending our
     Winston Pullen, of Orono, beloved husband, father and                congratulations on the occasion of their 50th Wedding Anniversary,
grandfather. During his career at the University of Maine, Winston        March 7, 1993; (SLS 53)
was on the faculty of the Department of Agricultural Economics,                Harold and Ellen Knowles, of York Beach, and in extending
was department chairman and became Associate Dean of the                  our congratulations on the occasion of their 50th Wedding
college of Life Science and Agriculture, where he served until his        Anniversary, May 5, 1995; (SLS 54)
retirement and Agriculture, where he served until his retirement in            Joseph and Theresa Taranto, of York Beach, and in extending
1982. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him; (SLS 35) (IN           our congratulations on the occasion of their 50th Wedding
MEMORIAM)                                                                 Anniversary, September 9, 1995; (SLS 55)
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     Ina D. McKeen Ferguson, on the occasion of her 100                        Charles and Ginny Prince, of York Beach, and in extending our
Birthday, March 31, 1997. We extend our congratulations and best          congratulations on the occasion of their 50th Wedding Anniversary,
wishes; (SLS 36)                                                          March 10, 1993; (SLS 56)
     Royal S. Smith, of Kennebunkport, a recipient of the 1996                 Winston and Barbara Simpson, of York Beach, and in
York County Firefighters of the Year Award in Public Service. We          extending our congratulations in celebration of their 50th Wedding
extend our congratulations and best wishes; (SLS 37)                      Anniversary, October 27, 1995; (SLS 57)
     Steven Boucouvalas, of Saco, a recipient of the 1996 York
County Firefighter of the Year Award in Public Service. We extend
our congratulations and best wishes; (SLS 38)
     Phip Nason of Old Orchard Beach, a recipient of the York
County Firemen’s Association Fireman of the Year Award for
Public Service. We extend our congratulations and best wishes;
(SLS 39)
     Meredith Tassey, of Portland, on being recognized as a High
School State Honoree for the Prudential Spirit of Community
Award. The award acknowledged Meredith for her outstanding,
volunteer community service heading an AIDS awareness
program. We extend our congratulations and best wishes; (SLS
40)
     Portia Kelly, of Waldoboro, for being selected as a
Distinguished Finalist for the Prudential Spirit of Community Award.
The award recognizes Portia for her outstanding volunteer
community service as a library aide at the Gibbs Library. We
extend our congratulation and best wishes; (SLS 41)
     Susan Buckland, of Great Salt Bay Community School, who
has been nominated as the 1998 Teacher of the Year, and who will
be honored by a ceremony in this Hall of Flags in the State House
by Governor Angus King. We extend our congratulations and best
wishes to her; (SLS 42)
     Jerry and Jane Carter on the occasion of being named
"Business Person of the Year" by the Greater Madawaska
Chamber of Commerce. Their involvement and dedication to the
local community in planning the Acadian Festival, along with
numerous other public events, are an inspiration to all. We extend
our congratulations and best wishes; (SLS 43)
      the Town of Dover-Foxcroft marking the 75th Anniversary of
the towns of Dover and Foxcroft becoming one municipality in the
State. We extend our congratulations and best wishes; (SLS 44)
     the Levitt High School boys and girls ski teams on being
named the 1997 Class B State Champions. Both teams also
finished first in state class rankings by the Lewiston Sun Journal.
We extend our congratulations to both teams on their victories;
(SLS 45)
     Basil L. Smith, avid outdoor enthusiast who ably managed
Dakin Sporting Goods of Bangor for 40 years. Basil will also be
remembered for his love of books and his sense of humor. He will
be sadly missed by his family, friends and community; (SLS 46) (IN
MEMORIAM)
     Mark Emery Seavey, of Sherman Mills, on the occasion of his
100th birthday, March 16, 1997. We extend to him our warmest
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     Logan and Ginny Trimble, of York Beach, and in extending our            Gary Ronan, of Kennebunkport, on the occasion of his
congratulations on the celebration of their 50th Wedding                retirement after 22 years of dedicated service to the citizens of
Anniversary, March 31, 1994; (SLS 58)                                   Kennebunkport as an employee of the Kennebunkport Police
     Hazen and Ellie Annis, of York Beach, and in extending our         Department. Lt. Ronan began his career in 1974 as a patrolman
congratulations on the occasion of their 50th Wedding Anniversary,      and was promoted through the ranks, rising to his current position
March 19, 1994; (SLS 59)                                                as lieutenant in 1993. He is a dedicated, capable and trusted
     Joseph and Polly Powell, of York Beach, and in extending our       employee, whose commitment is also reflected in his service to the
congratulations on the occasion of their 50th Wedding Anniversary,      community by starting the Jump-Start program in 1995. We extend
July 4, 1994; (SLS 60)                                                  our congratulations and best wishes on his retirement; (SLS 75)
     David and Alma Kilpatrick, of York Beach, and in extending our          the Belfast Area High School "Lions" Boys Football Team, who
congratulations on their 50th Wedding Anniversary, June 26, 1996;       have won the 1996 State Class B Football Championship. We
(SLS 61)                                                                extend our congratulations and best wishes; (SLS 76)
     Robert and Tillie Fox, of York Beach, and in extending our              Brandy Keaton, of Caribou, who has received the high honor
congratulations on the occasion of their 50th Wedding Anniversary,      and distinction of the Girl Scout Gold Award, and in extending our
June 27, 1991; (SLS 62)                                                 congratulations and best wishes to her; (SLS 77)
     William and Peg Reed, of York Beach, and in extending our               Emery Knowlton, of Caribou, on his retirement from the
congratulations on the celebration of their 50th Wedding                Caribou Utilities District after 22 years of service. We extend our
Anniversary, June 11, 1988; (SLS 63)                                    congratulations and best wishes to him on this special occasion;
     David E. Proctor, of Boy Scout Troop #8 in Bangor, who has         (SLS 78)
attained the high rank and distinction of Eagle Scout, and in                Bror "Ollie" Olsson, on his retirement after 70 years of working,
extending our congratulations and best wishes to him; (SLS 64)          including the last 36 years as proprietor of Angelholm Restaurant
     the Perry Greene Kennel in Waldoboro, and owners Martha            in Calais. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to him
Kalina and Richard Skoglund, on the 50th Anniversary of the             on this special occasion; (SLS 79)
kennel that was once the exclusive home to the rarest breed of dog           Robert Varner, of Los Angeles, whose death has saddened
in the world, the Chinook. This breed is most famous for traveling      family and friends in Maine and in California. He was a veteran of
with Admiral Byrd on the Byrd Antarctic Expedition to the South         the Korean and Vietnam Wars and was a retired Captain in the
Pole and is a friendly, intelligent and people-oriented dog. The        United States Marine Corps. He was an active member of the
Perry Greene Kennel was built in 1947 and now shares the                NAACP. He will be greatly missed; (SLS 80) (IN MEMORIAM)
responsibility with other Chinook breeders across the country for            Evelyn Paradis Halpin, of Fort Kent, on the occasion of her
breeding this intelligent and gentle dog.          We extend our        100th birthday. She is the daughter of George and Flavie Along
congratulations and best wishes; (SLS 65)                               Paradis.     She is the mother of Betty, George and Mary;
     the Mt. Desert Island Girls Basketball Team, upon winning          grandmother to Sally, Michael, Jean, Michella, William, Michael,
both the Eastern Regional Class B Championship and the Class B          Tony, Sue, Paul, David, Nancy, Bruce and Holly; great-
State Championship. The team includes: Maija Kaldro, Jessica            grandmother to Carrie, Kelly, Justin, Bill, Isaac, Genna, Amy, Beth,
Walls, Amy Hackett, Erin Shaw, Kelly Reed, Erin Fernald, Lindsey        Nicole, Brandon, Michael, Jacob, Justin, Brian, Sam, Sara and
Haskell, Kate Cox, Coley Stetler, Katy Lawson, Noele Spurling,          Eliza; and great-great-grandmother to Rayanne Elizabeth. We
Brianne Barker, Shelagh Slack, Crystal Graves, Jocelyn Sharp and        extend our congratulations and best wishes to her; (SLS 81)
Coach Burt Barker. We extend our congratulations and best
wishes; (SLS 66)
     Laiti and Alvin McIntyre, of Kittery Point, on the occasion of
their 70th Wedding Anniversary, February 3, 1997 and in extending
our congratulations and best wishes to them; (SLS 67)
     John M. and Arlene M. Randall, of Kittery Point, on the
occasion of their 50th Wedding Anniversary. Mr. and Mrs. Randall
were married on November 8, 1946.                  We extend our
congratulations and best wishes; (SLS 68)
     Milton and Mary Martin, of York Beach, on the special
occasion of their 60th Wedding Anniversary, and in extending our
congratulations and best wishes to them; (SLS 69)
     Master Sergeant Guy J. Nadeau, on the special occasion of
his retirement from the United States Air Force after 20 years of
service to his country. Master Sergeant Nadeau is the recipient of
the National Defense Award Ribbon for Desert Storm, the Air Force
Commendation Medal and the Air Force Achievement Medal. He
has served tours of duty in Canada, Egypt, Iceland, Italy, Portugal
and the United Kingdom, as well as Alaska, Florida, Georgia,
Nevada and New Hampshire. We acknowledge his dedicated
service and extend our congratulations and best wishes to him;
(SLS 70)
     Doris and Herbert Bassett, of South Berwick, on the occasion
of their 50th Wedding Anniversary. Mr. and Mrs. Bassett were
married on October 19, 1946. We extend our congratulations and
best wishes; (SLS 71)
     Alton L. Thompson on the occasion of his retirement after
nearly 4 decades of service to the citizens of Freeport as an
employee of the Freeport Public Works Department.                Mr.
Thompson, affectionately known as "Al," began his career as a
member of the road crew in 1958 and was promoted through the
ranks, rising to his current position as superintendent in 1978. He
has distinguished himself as a dedicated, capable and trusted
employee, whose commitment and work ethic is also reflected in
his service to the Freeport Fire Department where he has been a
member since 1961, having served as captain prior to 1970. We
extend our congratulations and best wishes on his retirement; (SLS
72)
     Janelle Bernard, upon being elected President of the Maine
Association of Student Councils. Ms. Bernard will represent Maine
at the New England Leadership program in New Hampshire in
April. We commend her on her achievement and extend our
congratulations; (SLS 73)
     Ruth Culloton, of Saco, on the occasion of her retirement. Ms.
Culloton worked for the Maine Turnpike Authority at Exit 5 in Saco
for 19 years. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to
her on her retirement; (SLS 74)



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     Lester A. Roberts, of Alfred, longtime resident and veteran               The Orono High School student newspaper, "Inside," which
road commissioner. He was first elected road commissioner in              was named the most outstanding newspaper in the State for the
1953 and served until 1973. He was returned to office in 1982,            2nd year in a row at the high school journalism conference held at
where he has served since that time. Mr. Roberts also served in           the University of Maine. It also was awarded 1st Place in quality of
the United States Army during the Korean War and was a 25-year            page design and tied for 1st Place in quality of writing. We extend
Alfred Fire Department volunteer, as well as being a member of            our congratulations and best wishes for continued excellence and
numerous civic and social organizations. He will be greatly missed        success; (SLS 101)
by his family, neighbors and many friends; (SLS 82) (IN                        the following members of the Deer Isle-Stonington Junior High
MEMORIAM)                                                                 School Chess Team, who won the State Championship, and who
     United States Navy Commander Scott Hogan, of Bangor, who             will compete at the national championship in Tennessee: Travis
was the public relations officer who coordinated the publicity for the    Gross, Josh Carter, Justin Boyce, Daryl Dunham and Matt Bye.
celebrations of the commissioning of the USS Maine. We                    We extend our congratulations and best wishes to them; (SLS 102)
acknowledge of his dedicated service to his State and his country              the Deer Isle-Stonington High School Chess Team, the
and extend our condolences to his loving family and friends; (SLS         Mariners, who won both the championship and novice divisions of
83) (IN MEMORIAM)                                                         the Maine State Scholastic Chess Championship and won the right
     John Field, of South Bristol, whose years of devoted service to      to compete in the national competition in Tennessee. We extend
the Lincoln County Democratic Committee on both the local and             our congratulations and best wishes to them; (SLS 103)
state level and whose dedication to providing good, honest                     David Blaney, of Mount Desert Island High School Swim
government to the people merit the special gratitude of the citizens      Team, who was named 1997 Maine Class B Swimmer of the Year,
of this State; (SLS 84)                                                   and in extending our congratulations and best wishes for continued
     Jason W. Dieffenbacher, of Boy Scout Troop #37 in Belfast,           excellence and success;
who has attained the high rank and distinction of Eagle Scout. We         (SLS 104)
extend our congratulations on this achievement; (SLS 85)                       J. Richard Martin, who has been named 1996 Volunteer of the
     Nicholas Matluk, III, of Boy Scout Troop #37 in Belfast, who         Year for the City of Biddeford, and extending our congratulations
has attained the high rank and distinction of Eagle Scout. We             and best wishes;
extend our congratulations on this achievement; (SLS 86)                  (SLS 105)
     Joseph D. Moser, Jr., of Boy Scout Troop #37 in Belfast, who              Rita Riley, who has been named 1996 Volunteer of the Year
has attained the high rank and distinction of Eagle Scout. We             for the City of Biddeford, and in extending our congratulations and
extend our congratulations on this achievement; (SLS 87)                  best wishes; (SLS 106)
     Andrew J. Foreman, of Boy Scout Troop #37 in Belfast, who                 Murielle J. Martin, of Biddeford, on her retirement from the
has attained the high rank and distinction of Eagle Scout. We             nursing profession after 47 years. She has practiced as a
extend our congratulations on this achievement;                           registered nurse for 42 of these years. We acknowledge her
(SLS 88)                                                                  dedicated and selfless service to her profession and extend our
     Thomas Santaguida, of Kennebunk, who has been named                  congratulations and best wishes to her on her retirement; (SLS
1997 Warden of the Year by the Maine Warden Service. He is                107)
currently a Warden Investigator assigned to Division "A" in Gray               Amy Louise Ahlquist, of Kittery, 15-year-old daughter of Edwin
and has been with the Maine Warden Service for 8 years. We                and Mary Ann Ahlquist, who is sadly missed by family and friends;
extend our congratulations and best wishes to him; (SLS 89)               (SLS 108) (IN MEMORIAM)
     Mary Schmidt, of St. James School, who has been nominated                 Gabriel Grabin, a senior at Kennebunk High School, who has
for the 1998 Teacher of the Year Award, and who has been                  been selected to receive the 1997 Principal's Award for
honored in a ceremony in the Hall of Flags by Governor Angus
King. We extend our congratulations and best wishes; (SLS 90)
     Paul Crowley, a 7th-grade student at the Middle School of the
Kennebunks, who is the 1997 State Spelling Bee Champion, and
who will go on to compete in the national competition. We extend
our congratulations and best wishes to him on this achievement;
(SLS 91)
     Amanda Hill, of Enfield, for receiving the high honor and
distinction of the Girl Scout Gold Award. This award is for
excellence in skills development, leadership, personal growth and
community service. We extend our congratulations to her; (SLS
92)
     Heidi Shedd, of Lincoln, for receiving the high honor and
distinction of the Girl Scout Gold Award. This award is for
excellence in skills development, leadership, personal growth and
community service. We extend our congratulations to her; (SLS
93)
     Charles Buker, of Boy Scout Troop #139 in Minot, who has
attained the high rank and distinction of Eagle Scout, and in
extending our congratulations and best wishes to him; (SLS 94)
     the Howland American Legion Post 97 and the women's
auxiliary on the occasion of their 77th anniversary; (SLS 95)
     Richard Haynes, a senior at Mattanawcook Academy, who has
been selected to receive the 1997 Principal's Award in recognition
of his high academic achievement and citizenship. We extend our
congratulations and best wishes for continued excellence and
success; (SLS 96)
     Joanne D. Alex, of the Stillwater Montessori School in Old
Town, who has been selected as one of 9 regional finalists for the
1998 Maine Teacher of the Year award, and in extending our
congratulations and best wishes to her; (SLS 97)
     Mattanawcook Academy Junior High School Jazz Band, of
Lincoln, which has won the 1997 State Championship at the Jazz
Festival, and in extending our congratulations and best wishes to
them on this notable achievement; (SLS 98)
     Theodore Mitchell, of Indian Island, Old Town, who is the
recipient of the 1997 Jefferson Award from WLBZ, which honors
the highest ideals and achievements in public service. We extend
our congratulations and best wishes to him; (SLS 99)
     Ashley Burgoyne, of Enfield, a senior at Penobscot Valley
High School, who has been selected to receive the 1997 Principal's
Award in recognition of his achievement and citizenship. We
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achievement and citizenship, and in extending our congratulations             Stephanie Babbidge, who has been named one of the top ten
and best wishes to him; (SLS 109)                                       students of the 1997 graduating class of Kennebunk High School;
     Pearl and Regina Freeman, of Cape Neddick, on the occasion         (SLS 132)
of their 50th Wedding Anniversary. We extend our best wishes on               Nicole McCullogh, of Hudson, who is the recipient of the high
this special occasion; (SLS 110)                                        honor and distinction of the Girl Scout Silver Award, and in
     Bob Duplessie, of Portland, on the occasion of his retirement      extending our congratulations and best wishes on her
from the Sanford Fire Department. We extend our appreciation for        achievement. The Silver Award is the highest award in Cadette
his dedicated service and offer our best wishes for the future; (SLS    Girl Scouting; (SLS 133)
111)                                                                          Cassandra Clukey, of Bradford, who is the recipient of the high
     Benjamin Davis, of Augusta, who has won the state and              honor and distinction of the Girl Scout Silver Award, and in
national award of the Daughters of the American Revolution essay        extending our congratulations and best wishes on her
contest on "Trails West." We extend our congratulations and best        achievement. The Silver Award is the highest award in Cadette
wishes to him on his achievement; (SLS 112)                             Girl Scouting; (SLS 134)
     Florilla Holt, of Mattawamkeag and Lincoln, on the very special          Krystal Stevens, of Bradford, who is the recipient of the high
occasion of her 100th Birthday, April 11, 1997, and in extending        honor and distinction of the Girl Scout Silver Award, and in
our congratulations and best wishes to her on this Centennial           extending our congratulations and best wishes on her
celebration; (SLS 113)                                                  achievement. The Silver Award is the highest award in Cadette
     the Honorable Edgar E. Erwin, of Rumford, who, along with his      Girl Scouting; (SLS 135)
family and friends, celebrated his 77th birthday on February 19,              Laurel Parker, of Bradford, who is the recipient of the high
1997. Former Senator Erwin served his town, state and nation with       honor and distinction of the Girl Scout Silver Award, and in
distinction and has always stood ready to defend God and his            extending our congratulations and best wishes on her
family and country. Many people are better off because Edgar E.         achievement. The Silver Award is the highest award in Cadette
Erwin walked their way; (SLS 114)                                       Girl Scouting; (SLS 136)
     Kyle G. McKenna, of Boy Scout Troop 22 in Cape Elizabeth,                Emile and Lucille Laplante, on the occasion of their 50th
who has earned the high rank and distinction of Eagle Scout and in      Wedding Anniversary, May 3, 1997.                 We extend our
extending our congratulations and best wishes; (SLS 115)                congratulations and warmest wishes to them; (SLS 137)
     Lucy Bergen, who has been named one of the top ten                       the Hope Baptist Church, of Manchester, on the occasion of its
students of the 1997 graduating class of Kennebunk High School;         20th anniversary. For 20 years, the Hope Baptist Church has been
(SLS 116)                                                               lighting the way and helping to grow the family of God; (SLS 138)
     Andrew C. Stuart, who has been named one of the top ten                  Rita C. Stone, of Searsport, on the occasion of her retirement
students of the 1997 graduating class of Kennebunk High School;         after 28 years with the Department of Human Services. She
(SLS 117)                                                               served as a child welfare worker and supervisor, and an income
     Kaylea C. Weiland, who has been named one of the top ten           maintenance worker. We extend our congratulations and best
students of the 1997 graduating class of Kennebunk High School;         wishes to her; (SLS 139)
(SLS 118)                                                                     the medical staff, the board of directors, the employees and
     Heidi A. Lyons, who has been named one of the top ten              friends of Brighton Medical Center in Portland, who have played an
students of the 1997 graduating class of Kennebunk High School;         integral role in the transformation of the Osteopathic Hospital
(SLS 119)
     Bethany Seavey, who has been named one of the top ten
students of the 1997 graduating class of Kennebunk High School;
(SLS 120)
     Andrew Venell, who has been named one of the top ten
students of the 1997 graduating class of Kennebunk High School;
(SLS 121)
Amanda Grace Adams, who has been named the Salutatorian of
the 1997 graduating class of Kennebunk High School; (SLS 122)
     Gabriel Grabin, who has been named one of the top ten
students of the 1997 graduating class at Kennebunk High School;
(SLS 123)
     Frank "Carl" Mottram III, of Boy Scout Troop #139 in Minot,
who has earned the high rank and distinction of Eagle Scout and in
extending our congratulations and best wishes; (SLS 124)
     Dorothy Johnson, of Minneapolis, Minnesota, on the occasion
of her 80th birthday. Mrs. Johnson is the mother of 4 children,
Senate Majority Leader Rochelle Pingree, Rosalyn Anderson,
Ralph Johnson and Robert Johnson; and the grandmother of 9.
She was a career nurse, well known for her active participation in
her church and community. Mrs. Johnson has touched many lives
during her 80 years. We extend our best wishes on the occasion
of her birthday; (SLS 125)
     David Rand, of Augusta, who has attained the high rank and
distinction of Eagle Scout, and in extending our congratulations
and best wishes to him;
(SLS 126)
     Shane Dunn, of Augusta, who has attained the high rank and
distinction of Eagle Scout, and in extending our congratulations
and best wishes to him;
(SLS 127)
     Sr. Ludwina Deveau, who devoted 55 years of religious life as
a Holy Rosary Sister. Sister Deveau was a teacher and among
other responsibilities she was the last member of her order to serve
Ste. Luce parish in Frenchville. Sister Deveau touched many
hearts and was a true servant of the people of Maine and her God;
(SLS 128) (IN MEMORIAM)
     Kerri Tarpy, of Biddeford High School, recipient of the 1997
DAR Good Citizen Award sponsored by the Daughters of the
American Revolution in recognition of a student's leadership,
dependability, service and patriotism; (SLS 129)
     Anna Davis, of Kennebunk High School, recipient of the 1997
DAR Good Citizen Award sponsored by the Daughters of the
American Revolution in recognition of a student's leadership,
dependability, service and patriotism; (SLS 130)
     Shannon Megaw, who has been named the Valedictorian of
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of Maine into Brighton Medical Center, and more recently their               Vera B. Cunningham, one of Bar Harbor’s most beloved
work in merging Brighton Medical Center with Maine Health              citizens. Victorious on the golf course, notorious at the bridge table
Foundation, the parent corporation of Maine Medical Center. We         and a force to be reckoned with in the classroom, Mrs.
acknowledge the many individuals responsible for the original          Cunningham taught generations of Mount Desert Island young
founding of the hospital and its successful evolution, and we honor    people from a one room school in Bernard to the 6th grade
their spirit in the community; (SLS 140)                               classrooms of Bar Harbor. A stern look from Mrs. Cunningham can
     Justin Wright, of Boy Scout Troop 478 in Orono-Veazie, who        still wither most of the adult population of the island. She
has attained the high rank and distinction of Eagle Scout; (SLS        exemplifies the spirit of volunteerism in her many endeavors in
141)                                                                   education and health care. A woman of abundant energy and
     Jeremy Dill, of Old Town, who is a recipient of the 1997          determination in dance class or as Chairman of the Board, she is
Principal’s Award given by the Maine Principals’ Association; (SLS     honored with the dedication of the YWCA Vera B. Cunningam
142)                                                                   Computer Room; (SLS 157)
     Griffth Kellogg, of Boy Scout Troop 478 in Orono-Veazie, who            Charlotte Cook, of Rockland, on her retirement after nearly 55
has attained the high rank and distinction of Eagle Scout; (SLS        years of service to the First Baptist Church of Rockland. Miss
143)                                                                   Cook was selected by the Rockland Share the Pride Association as
     Jason Moreau, of Glenburn Middle School, on winning the           its Citizen of the Month for February. Rockland has benefited from
state geography bee. We wish him luck in the National Geography        the many years of service Miss Cook has provided not only to the
Bee Competition, which will be held May 27th and 28th. We              church but to the community. We extend our congratulations and
extend our congratulations and best wishes; (SLS 144)                  wish her the best in her future endeavors; (SLS 158)
     Alve Saucier, for 23 years of outstanding service and                   Thomas Roberts, a teacher at Sanford Regional Vocational
dedication to the students and community of the University of          Center, on his retirement after many years of dedicated service,
Maine at Fort Kent as Building and Grounds Maintenance Worker,         and in extending our congratulations and best wishes to him; (SLS
which has included serving the needs of the students at Crocker        159)
Hall as well as many other tasks on campus. We extend our                    George Drisco, of the Sanford Regional Vocational Center,
congratulations and best wishes; (SLS 145)                             who is retiring after years of dedicated service as a teacher, and in
     Sharon Zimmer-Boucher, for 35 years of outstanding service        extending our congratulations and best wishes to him; (SLS 160)
and dedication to the students and community of the University of            Charles M. Lyons, on his investiture as Eighth President of the
Maine at Fort Kent as Professor of Biological Science and for the      University of Maine at Fort Kent; (SLS 161)
completion of a term as the University of Maine at Fort Kent’s               Norman L. Fournier, for outstanding service to the University
faculty representative to the University of Maine System Board of      of Maine at Fort Kent, including the University of Maine System and
Trustees. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to her;        for continued dedication to improving the delivery of health care to
(SLS 146)                                                              the citizens of northern Maine through his work and participation in
     Jesi Valentine, of Greene, who, with her ice dancing partner,     local, county and State organizations; (SLS 162)
Matt Kossack, had qualified to compete at the National Ice Skating           Dave Ploch, who is retiring as coach of the Old Town High
Championships in Nashville, Tennessee and who won the Novice           School Swim Team after 15 years. His swim teams have won 13
Dance Championship of the United States. We acknowledge her            consecutive state championships, which ties the state record. He
dedication, talent, hard work and artistry and extend our              had been a swim coach for the girls’ team for one year and
congratulations and very best wishes; (SLS 147)
     the Knox-Lincoln Soil & Water Conservation District on the
occasion of 50 years of dedicated service to the citizens of Knox
and Lincoln Counties; (SLS 148)
     Glenn J. Adams, of Boy Scout Troop #603 in Augusta, who
has attained the high rank and distinction of Eagle Scout. We
extend our congratulations on this achievement; (SLS 149)
     Patrick J. Bouchard, of Boy Scout Troop #603 in Augusta, who
has attained the high rank and distinction of Eagle Scout. We
extend our congratulations on this achievement; (SLS 150)
     Octave Cyr, who passed away April 29, 1997. Mr. Cyr was a
  rd
3 Degree Knights of Columbus, Rev. Charles Sweron Council No.
               th
7920 and 4 Degree, Rev. Ernes Etnaud Assembly and also a
member of the Catholic Order of Forester. He will be remembered
for a life of unselfish service to his community and a deep caring
love and devotion to his family. His children include Cecile, Jean
Paul, Bertrand, Georgette, George, Rose Marie, J. Monfort,
Bernard, Luc Patrick, Gerald, James and Aline. He leaves 32
grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren; (SLS 151) (IN
MEMORIAM)
     Mark B. Mason, DVM, and Gail D. Mason, DVM, of Brunswick,
owners and operators of Bath-Brunswick Veterinary Associates, on
being selected 1997 Small Business Persons of the Year for
Maine; (SLS 152)
     Reneau and Noella Marquis who were married November 5,
1947 at Ste. Luce Catholic Church in Upper Frenchville. They are
the parents of Judy and Joyce and the grandparents of Todd
Gonser, Tanya Gonser and Rachelle Wiederkehr. Mr. And Mrs.
Marquis worked in sales and the aerospace industry and are very
involved with church and community activities. We extend our best
                                       th
wishes on the occasion of their 50 Wedding Anniversary; (SLS
153)
     Clovis and Lucille Dionne Daigle who were married November
27, 1947 at Ste. Luce Catholic Church in Upper Frenchville. They
are the parents of Ronald and Mae Rita and grandparents to
Denise Hebert, Craig Herbert, Christina Daigle and Danielle Daigle.
Mr. And Mrs. Daigle are the proprietors of St. Joseph Nursing
Home and have been involved in town and church activities. We
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extend our best wishes on the occasion of their 50 Wedding
Anniversary; (SLS 154)
     Mary A. and Frederick A. Libby, Sr., of Phippsburg, on the
special occasion of their 50th Wedding Anniversary, May 12, 1997,
and in extending our congratulations and warmest wishes to them;
(SLS 155)
     Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Beaudette, of Springvale, on the
occasion of the 50th Wedding Anniversary. We extend our
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the boys’ team for 14 years and for five years he coached them             April 10, 1997. Due to his actions, there was no loss of life and
both. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to him; (SLS           only minimal injuries were sustained by those involved; (SLS 180)
163)                                                                            Officer James Champagne, Wing Housing Unit, for his
     Jennifer L. Dyer, of Edinburg, who has been named a winner            courage, prompt attention and valor in responding to the fire and
of the United States National Collegiate Award in Natural Sciences         crisis conditions at the Maine Correctional Institution on the night of
by the United States Achievement Academy; (SLS 164)                        April 10, 1997. Due to his actions, there was no loss of life and
     Betty Ann Parsons, of Lincoln, who with her friend Denise             only minimal injuries were sustained by those involved; (SLS 181)
Drazy-Shedd, won First Place in the 31st Annual Kenduskeag                      Officer Stephen Widdecomb, Wing Housing Unit, for his
Stream Canoe Race, and in extending our congratulations and                courage, prompt attention and valor in responding to the fire and
best wishes to her on this achievement; (SLS 165)                          crisis conditions at the Maine Correctional Institution on the night of
     Lillian Marquis, of Passadumkeag Grange #586, who has                 April 10, 1997. Due to his actions, there was no loss of life and
received a Golden Sheaf certificate for having completed 50 years          only minimal injuries were sustained by those involved; (SLS 182)
of grange service and in extending our congratulations to her; (SLS             Officer Stanley Smith, Wing Housing Unit, for his courage,
166)                                                                       prompt attention and valor in responding to the fire and crisis
     Norman Philbrick, of Passadumkeag Grange #586, who                    conditions at the Maine Correctional Institution on the night of April
received a Golden Sheaf certificate for completing 50 years of             10, 1997. Due to his actions, there was no loss of life and only
grange service. He has been a member for 55 years and we                   minimal injuries were sustained by those involved; (SLS 183)
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extend our congratulations to him; (SLS 167)                                    Donald Walls, of Millinocket, on the occasion of his 80
     the descendants of Mathurin Dube, who first came to America           Birthday, May 10, 1997. We extend our warmest wishes and
from France in 1665. Augustin Dube received a land grant in                congratulations to him; (SLS 184)
Madawaska from the British on October 1, 1790 and introduced the                Maria Vermette, of Sanford High School, recipient of the DAR
Dube name to the St. John Valley over 2 centuries ago. Dube                Good Citizen Award sponsored by the Daughters of the American
family members have distinguished themselves in public, private,           Revolution in recognition of a student’s leadership, dependability,
religious and professional services and will hold a reunion in             service and patriotism; (SLS 185)
conjunction with the Acadian Festival in June 1997. We extend our               Jessica L. Maestre, who has been named one of the top
congratulations and best wishes to them on this special occasion;          students of the 1997 graduating class of Sanford High School;
(SLS 168)                                                                  (SLS186)
     Sergeant John Kinghorn, Roving Supervisor, for his courage,                Esther V. Lee, who has been named one of the top students of
prompt attention and valor in responding to the fire and crisis            the 1997 graduating class of Sanford High School; (SLS 187)
conditions at the Maine Correctional Institution on the night of April
10, 1997. Due to his actions, there was no loss of life and only
minimal injuries were sustained by those involved; (SLS 169)
     Lieutenant Colonel Steve Mahoney, for his courage, prompt
attention and valor in responding to the fire and crisis conditions at
the Maine Correctional Institution on the night of April 10, 1997.
Due to his actions, there was no loss of life and only minimal
injuries were sustained by those involved; (SLS 170)
     Officer Corey Dodge, Perimeter Security, for his courage,
prompt attention and valor in responding to the fire and crisis
conditions at the Maine Correctional Institution on the night of April
10, 1997. Due to his actions, there was no loss of life and only
minimal injuries were sustained by those involved; (SLS 171)
     Officer James Jacques, Local Control, for his courage, prompt
attention and valor in responding to the fire and crisis conditions at
the Maine Correctional Institution on the night of April 10, 1997.
Due to his actions, there was no loss of life and only minimal
injuries were sustained by those involved; (SLS 172)
     Officer Scott Plaisted, Central Control, for his courage, prompt
attention and valor in responding to the fire and crisis conditions at
the Maine Correctional Institution on the night of April 10, 1997.
Due to his actions, there was no loss of life and only minimal
injuries were sustained by those involved; (SLS 173)
     Officer Sean Maguire, Central Control, for his courage, prompt
attention and valor in responding to the fire and crisis conditions at
the Maine Correctional Institution on the night of April 10, 1997.
Due to his actions, there was no loss of life and only minimal
injuries were sustained by those involved; (SLS 174)
     Jaime Jensen, of Sanford High School, recipient of the
Principal’s Award, which is presented annually to an outstanding
senior for excellence in academics and citizenship; (SLS 175)
     Sergeant Leo Bissonnette, Housing Supervisor, for his
courage, prompt attention and valor in responding to the fire and
crisis conditions at the Maine Correctional Institution on the night of
April 10, 1997. Due to his actions, there was no loss of life and
only minimal injuries were sustained by those involved; (SLS 176)
     Lieutenant Hildane Polky, Shift Commander, for his courage,
prompt attention and valor in responding to the fire and crisis
conditions at the Maine Correctional Institution on the night of April
10, 1997. Due to his actions, there was no loss of life and only
minimal injuries were sustained by those involved; (SLS 177)
     Deputy Warden Nelson Riley, for his courage, prompt
attention and valor in responding to the fire and crisis conditions at
the Maine Correctional Institution on the night of April 10, 1997.
Due to his actions, there was no loss of life and only minimal
injuries were sustained by those involved; (SLS 178)
     Officer Richard Bissett, Facility Roving Officer, for his courage,
prompt attention and valor in responding to the fire and crisis
conditions at the Maine Correctional Institution on the night of April
10, 1997. Due to his actions, there was no loss of life and only
minimal injuries were sustained by those involved; (SLS 179)
     Officer Howard Gagnon, Housing Unit Roving Officer, for his
courage, prompt attention and valor in responding to the fire and
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     Jeana M. Poulin, who has been named one of the top students              Captain Charles Speer, Base Supply Commander and the
of the 1997 graduating class of Sanford High School; (SLS 188)           Brunswick Naval Air Station on their continued efforts in providing
     Meghan B. Ouellette, who has been named one of the top              jobs to people with disabilities; (SLS 205)
students of the 1997 graduating class of Sanford High School;                 Mr. and Mrs. Raymond F. Thibault, of Auburn, on the occasion
(SLS 189)                                                                of their 50th Wedding Anniversary, September 1, 1997. We extend
     Derek A. Burrows, who has been named one of the top                 our congratulations and warmest wishes to them on this special
students of the 1997 graduating class of Sanford High School;            occasion; (SLS 206)
(SLS 190)                                                                     Natalie Chouinard, who has earned the distinction of being
     Jeffrey R. Danis, who has been named one of the top students        named the Salutatorian of the 1997 graduating class of
of the 1997 graduating class of Sanford High School; (SLS 191)           Mattanawcook Academy in Lincoln; (SLS 207)
     Robert P. Drozek, who has been named one of the top                      Richard Clinton Haynes, who has earned the distinction of
students of the 1997 graduating class of Sanford High School;            being named the Valedictorian of the 1997 graduating class of
(SLS 192)                                                                Mattanawcook Academy in Lincoln; (SLS 208)
     William M. Frank, who has been named one of the top                      the members of the Mattanawcook Academy Show Choie, of
students of the 1997 graduating class of Sanford High School;            Lincoln, who participated in the National Heritage Music Festival in
(SLS 193)                                                                Washington, D.C. and were honored with a silver medal; (SLS 209)
     Robin Blaisdell, who has earned the distinction of being                 the members of the Mattanawcook Academy Jazz Band, of
named the Salutatorian of the 1997 graduating class of Sanford           Lincoln, who participated in the National Heritage Music Festival in
High School; (SLS 194)                                                   Washington, D.C. and were honored with a silver medal; (SLS 210)
     Matthew R. Tardiff, who has earned the distinction of being              Fred Irons, the Roger C. and Virginia A. Castle Distinguished
named the Valedictorian of the 1997 graduating class of Sanford          Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Maine, who
High School; (SLS 195)                                                   is the recipient of the 1997 Presidential Teaching Award for his
                                    th
     Alvine Bosse Sinclair, the 11 of 12 children born to Honore         total dedication to his undergraduate and graduate students; (SLS
Bosse and Marie Guerrette. She married Lionel Sinclair and is the        211)
mother of 15 children. From her children, she is blessed with 31              Patricia Burnes, an associate professor of English and a
grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. She was a member of             recipient of the University of Maine’s first “Faculty Student-
Les Dames de Sainte Anne. Mrs. Sinclair has always remained              Centered Award,” presented for her involvement with and
cheerful despite being faced with many hardships in the past. She        dedication to her students outside the classroom; (SLS 212)
was a good provider for her children and was well known for her               Charles Hausman, an assistant professor of education and a
huge gardens. Her care-taking abilities did not stop at her own          recipient of the University of Maine’s first “Faculty Student-
children and grandchildren, as she also cared for family member          Centered Award,” presented for his involvement with and
who were terminally ill and bedridden. Mrs. Sinclair is a very kind,     dedication to his students outside the classroom; (SLS 213)
caring and giving person. There is always a home-baked cookie,                Sandra Caron, and associate professor of family relationships
special afghan or quilt given with every visit to her home; (SLS         and a recipient of the University of Maine’s first “Faculty Student-
196)                                                                     Centered Award,” presented for her
     Percy Thibeault, of Frenchville, for his years of dedicated
service to his community, his parish and the northern Maine area.
His service includes participation as a SAD #33 school board
member, as a D.A.R.E. instructor and as the Chairman of the
Frenchville Planning Board, the Parish Council of St. Luce, the
parish’s Financial Commission and the 1993 St. Luce
Sesquicentennial church rehabilitation committee. Mr. Thibeault
served as the Committee Chairman of the Boy Scouts and as
Commander, County Commander and District Commander of the
American Legion. He also volunteers as a licensed paramedic for
training local personnel in scouting programs and the fire
department. We extend our appreciation for his years of service;
(SLS 197)
     Detective James Madore, on the occasion of his retirement
after 20 years of dedicated service with the Maine State Police.
Detective Madore has spent his entire career in the St. John
Valley. He served as a trooper with Troop F from 1977 to 1986
and has served as a detective with the Criminal Investigation
Division III unit since 1986. He is considered a top investigator and
is known for his congeniality. We extend our congratulations to
Detective Madore on his retirement; (SLS 198)
     Louis A. and Lucille Trundelle Cyr, who were married at St.
Thomas Acquinas Catholic Church in Madawaska, April 26, 1947.
Mr. Cyr was a town manager and Fraser employee and Mrs. Cyr a
homemaker. Mr. And Mrs. Cyr raised 7 children: Eileen, Paul,
Gregory, Michael, Janey, Jean and Jeffrey. They are grandparents
to Ben, Alia, Jesse, Travis, Meagan, Charles-Oliver, Mathieu and
James; (SLS 199)
     Michael Saucier, of Portland, on his resignation as Chair of the
Maine’s Juvenile Justice Advisory Group and for his special
concern about young people in the criminal justice system. Mr.
Saucier has provided leadership to young people in the criminal
justice system since 1985. Mr. Saucier has been Chair of Maine’s
Juvenile Justice Advisory Group since 1990 and is the 1993 Chair-
elect of the National Juvenile Justice Coalition; (SLS 200)
     Dorothy Johnston, of Sanford High School, who is retiring after
years of dedicated service as a teacher and in extending our
congratulations and best wishes; (SLS 201)
     Elizabeth Manchester, of Litchfield, Principal of the Mount
Ararat Middle School, in Brunswick, who is the recipient of the
National Distinguished Principal of the Year 1997 award by the
Maine Principals’ Association. We extend our congratulations on
this occasion; (SLS 202)
     Bertha Paquett, on the occasion of her 80th Birthday, May 5,
1997. We extend our congratulations and best wishes; (SLS 203)
     Marquerite Rafter, on the occasion of 80th Birthday, May 12,
1997. We extend our congratulations and best wishes; (SLS 204)




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involvement with and dedication to her students outside the                     Jessica L. Nason, a student at Wells Junior High School, who
classroom; (SLS 214)                                                       earned 1st place, 6th grade Literary Achievement Award
     Mary Bird, an instructor in education and a recipient of the          sponsored by the Ocean National Bank; (SLS 232)
University of Maine’s first “Faculty Student-Centered Award,”              Arlene Gilbert, of Windsor, on the occasion of her 65th year as a
presented for her involvement with and dedication to her students          member of the Grange; (SLS 233)
outside the classroom; (SLS 215)                                                the week of June 1 to June 7, 1997 as Bluenose Ferry Week,
     the students from Public School #1276 Moscow, Russia and              in honor of the Bluenose Ferry Service run by Bay Ferries, Ltd. We
the students from School Administrative District #8 Vianlhaven,            acknowledge the benefits to tourism in our State of the Bluenose
Maine, who participated in the 1997 educational exchange. We               Ferry Service and its link to the Canadian Maritimes that continues
commend the leadership and dedication of all of the students who           the rich nautical heritage of our areas. We extend our
participated in the exchange; (SLS 216)                                    congratulations and best wishes on this occasion; (SLS 234)
     Shirley Humphrey, who is a selectwoman of Hartland, a                      Jeremia Neault, of Boy Scout Explorer Post #72 in Sanford,
nursery school teacher of 20 years and an active citizen in her            who has attained the high rank and distinction of Eagle Scout. We
town. We acknowledge her dedication to her community and                   extend our congratulations on this achievement; (SLS 235)
extend our best wishes on the occasion of her 50th birthday; (SLS               Danielle Atkinson, who has earned the distinction of being
217)                                                                       named the Salutatorian of the 1997 graduating class of Katahdin
     Matthew Deschaine, who has earned the distinction of being            High School in Sherman. We extend our congratulations on this
named an honor essayist of the 1997 graduating class of Wisdom             achievement; (SLS 236)
Middle/High School; (SLS 218)                                                   Anne Anderson, who has earned the distinction of being
     Nicole Gagnon, who has earned the distinction of being                named the Valedictorian of the 1997 graduating class of Katahdin
named the Salutatorian of the 1997 graduating class of Wisdom              High School in Sherman. We extend our congratulations on this
Middle/High School; (SLS 219)                                              achievement; (SLS 237)
     Danielle Paradis, who has earned the distinction of being                  Katahdin Forest Products, of Oakfield, recipient of the
named Valedictorian of the 1997 graduating class of Wisdom                 Governor’s Award for Business Excellence in recognition of the
Middle/High School; (SLS 220)                                              company’s environmentally friendly approach to production. We
     Lynn Fournier, who has earned the distinction of being named          extend our congratulations to the company on this occasion and
an honor essayist of the 1997 graduating class of Fort Kent                offer our best wishes for continued success; (SLS 238)
Community High School; (SLS 221)                                                Josephine Bell, Past State President, Department of Maine,
     Tyler Berthiaume, who has earned the distinction of being             Auxiliary, Veterans of Foreign Wars, a dedicated leader, having
named Salutatorian of the 1997 graduating class of Fort Kent               served with pride for 50 consecutive years as a member of the
Community High School; (SLS 222)                                           Lister-Knowlton VFW Post #9389 Auxiliary with meritorious
     Ethan Chabora, who has earned the distinction of being                distinction in support of veterans rights and needs; (SLS 239)
named Valedictorian of the 1997 graduating class of Fort Kent                   Lister-Knowlton VFW Post #9389 and its Auxiliary, of Caribou,
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Community High School; (SLS 223)                                           on the occasion of its 50 Anniversary, 1947-1997, and in
     Crystal Beale, of Winterport, recipient of the Girl Scout Silver      extending our appreciation for 50 years of caring for Veterans,
Award.      This award, the highest in Cadette Girl Scouting,              Veterans’ Families and the Community; (SLS 240)
recognizes excellence in skills development, leadership, personal
growth and community service. We extend our congratulations
and best wishes; (SLS 224)
     Chanpheay Hamilton, of Winterport, recipient of the Girl Scout
Silver Award. This award, the highest in Cadette Girl Scouting,
recognizes excellence in skills development, leadership, personal
growth and community service. We extend our congratulations
and best wishes; (SLS 225)
     Jeannie Deighan, of Winterport, recipient of the Girl Scout
Silver Award. This award, the highest in Cadette Girl Scouting,
recognizes excellence in skills development, leadership, personal
growth and community service. We extend our congratulations
and best wishes; (SLS 226)
     Rance Knowles, of Manchester, upon his retirement from the
Manchester Fire Department. Mr. Knowles has been a member of
the department for 38 years, the last dozen as chief. Mr. Knowles
has helped to make the fire department what it is today. We
extend our appreciation and wish him good luck in his retirement
and future endeavors; (SLS 227)
     Helen and Lowell Steward, of Concord, on the occasion of
their 50th Wedding Anniversary, May 27, 1997. We extend our
congratulations and warmest wishes to them on this special
occasion; (SLS 228)
     the following Top Ten Students of the 1997 graduating class of
Boothbay Region High School in Boothbay Harbor: Doug Aley, Erik
T. Morrison, April M. Blackman, Edrick J. Larkin, Kerry L. LaClair,
Heather A. Reed, K. Sofia Hamrin, Avery J. Francis, Abigail Boudin
and Adam J. Daigneault. We extend our congratulations to them
all and our best wishes for continued success; (SLS 229)
     the 75th Anniversary of the founding of the Wavus Camps, on
Damariscotta Lake in Jefferson. The camps were started in 1922
and, after being run in the traditional summer camp tradition for
thousands of children, they were left undeveloped for about 18
years. In 1992, the camps were purchased by summer camp
alumni as a nonprofit organization as a day camp for local children.
We congratulate the Wavus Foundation of this notable anniversary
and extend our best wishes for continued success; (SLS 230)
     the members of the Union Conservation Commission, the
teachers and students of Union Elementary School and D.R. Gaul
Middle School, the members of the Union Historical Society, the
Boy Scouts and numerous other citizens of the Town of Union,
whose dedication and assistance have helped to make the Union
Common Project a success. The project was funded through the
Urban and Community Forestry Assistance Program and includes
an inventory of the trees and a photographic and recorded history
of the town’s unique common area. We extend our congratulations
and offer our best wishes to all of the project’s participants on their
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     Troy Downing, of Corinna, who has earned the distinction of           Charles Dinsmore, of Westbrook, on the occasion of his 100th
being named the Salutatorian of the 1997 graduating class of         Birthday, July 24, 1997. We extend our congratulations and
Nokomis Regional High in Newport; (SLS 241)                          warmest wishes to him on this special occasion; (SLS 263)
     Amanda Wright, of Hudson, who has earned the distinction of           Mary Tyler, of Old Town, a professor of zoology at the
being named the Valedictorian of the 1997 graduating class of        University of Maine, who has received the Inspiring Professor of
Central High School in Corinth; (SLS 242)                            the Year Award; (SLS 264)
     Wren Anderson, of Stetson, who has earned the distinction of          Donna Przystup, social studies teacher at the Mattanawcook
being named the Salutatorian of the 1997 graduating class of         Junior High School in Lincoln, who was named the Current Events
Central High School in Corinth; (SLS 243)                            Teacher of the Year for 1996-97 by the News Currents publication
     Aaron Rosen, of Pittsfield, who has earned the distinction of   in their national contest that recognizes teachers who use
being named the Valedictorian of the 1997 graduating class of        innovative ways of studying current events in their classes. We
Maine Central Institute in Pittsfield; (SLS 244)                     extend our congratulations on this occasion; (SLS 265)
     Jennifer Voter, of Burnham, who has earned the distinction of         Leonard D. McGinnis, on his retirement after 20 years of
being named the Salutatorian of the 197 graduating class of Maine    outstanding service as the Adult Education Director in Sanford.
Central Institute in Pittsfield; (SLS 245)                           We extend our congratulations and best wishes to him; (SLS 266)
     Crystal Cote, of East Newport, who has earned the distinction         Thomas Edward Jarvis, on the occasion of his retirement as
of being named the Valedictorian of the 1997 graduating class of     the Superintendent of Schools, Maine School Union #113, in East
Nokomis Regional High in Newport; (SLS 246)                          Millinocket. Mr. Jarvis began his career in education in 1974 as a
     Kaili A. Temple, who has earned the distinction of being        teacher at the Opal Myrick Elementary School and eventually
named the Valedictorian of the 1997 graduating class of Hampden      became the Assistant Principal and later the Principal of that same
Academy; (SLS 247)                                                   school. He has been the superintendent for Union #113 since
     Henry H. Atkins, who has earned the distinction of being        1992. Mr. Jarvis has been a member of several professional
named the Salutatorian of the 1997 graduating class of Hampden       organizations including the Maine School Superintendents'
Academy; (SLS 248)                                                   Association, the American Association of School Administrators
     Emily Brissette, who has earned the distinction of being        and the Goals 2000 Team. He is also an active participant in
named the Honor Essayist of the 1997 graduating class of             church and community activities including the East Millinocket and
Hampden Academy; (SLS 249)                                           Medway Chamber of Commerce, St. Peter's Catholic Church,
     the following Scout Masters of Boy Scout Troop 603, of          Katahdin Friends, Inc., East Branch Sno-Rovers Club and the
Augusta: Bill Vogt, Paul Lawler and David Breau and current          Paperfest Committee for the annual community celebration in East
Scout Masters John True and Steve Dunn, for their support to         Millinocket. We extend our congratulations and best wishes on his
youth and the contributions that the youth have made to their        retirement; (SLS 267)
community through scouting. In 1996, Boy Scout Troop 603 had               Elaine Goulette, of North Yarmouth, who is retiring after 35
the highest number of Eagle Scouts within the Pine Tree Council.     years of teaching. She was a dedicated teacher at the Mabel I.
We extend our appreciation to them for their devotion to the youth   Wilson School in Cumberland for a significant part of her teaching
of Maine; (SLS 250)                                                  career. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to her on
     Jennifer Sarjeant, who has earned the distinction of being      her retirement; (SLS 268)
named one of the Top Four Students of the 1997 graduating class            the top students of the 1997 graduating class of York High
of Bangor High School. We extend our congratulations to her and      School: Elizabeth Yesue, Lloyd Butler, Lisa Hart, Kristin
offer our best wishes for continued success; (SLS 251)
     Marie Blanke, who has earned the distinction of being one of
the Top Four Students of the 1997 graduating class of Bangor High
School. We extend our congratulations to her and offer our best
wishes for continued success; (SLS 252)
     Dennis Z. Shubert , who has earned the distinction of being
named one of the Top Four Students of the 1997 graduating class
of Bangor High School. We extend our congratulations to him and
offer our best wishes for continued success; (SLS 253)
     Justin Warner, who has earned the distinction of being named
one of the Top Four Students of the 1997 graduating class of
Bangor High School. We extend our congratulations to him and
offer our best wishes for continued success; (SLS 254)
     the Cliff House, of Ogunquit, on the occasion of the resort’s
    th
125 Anniversary; (SLS 255)
                                  th
     Karolina Pierko, a 10 grade student at Biddeford High
School, who successfully defended her title by winning the 1997
Maine Principals’ Association High School Girls Singles Tennis
Championship. We extend our congratulation on this achievement;
(SLS 256)
     Michael “Fluff” Cowan, formerly of Winslow, professional
caddie for Tiger Woods, who will make a quest appearance at Mid-
                               th
Maine Medical Center’s 4 Annual Benefit Golf Tournament on
June 16, 1997. The proceeds of the tournament will benefit
mammography services and breast cancer prevention initiatives at
the medical center. We extend our appreciation to Mr. Cowan for
helping to make the tournament a success; (SLS 257)
     Owen "Ron" Haley, for 38 years of teaching in Fort Kent,
Islesboro and Camden-Rockport. He was a dedicated teacher at
Fort Kent Community High School for 35 years, a Student Council
Advisor and Chairman of the Social Studies Department. He and
his wife, Jeannine, have 4 children: Laurie, Kevin, Scott and
Kristen; (SLS 258)
     St. Peter's School in Lewiston, recipient of the Secretary of
State's 8th grade Citizenship Award.             We extend our
congratulations on this occasion; (SLS 259)
     Hannah Layton, of Cherryfield, an 8th grade student at
Machias Valley Christian School for winning the Finance Authority
of Maine Essay Contest "Why Higher Education is Important For a
Bright Future"; (SLS 260)
     Timothy M. Cornwall, of Winslow, who has earned the high
rank and distinction of Eagle Scout, and in extending our
congratulations and best wishes to him; (SLS 261)
     Joshua P. Gray, of East Vassalboro, who has earned the high
rank and distinction of Eagle Scout, and in extending our
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Dunner, Amy Kotsonis, Jesse Remignanti, Gretchen Stuppy,                      Stella (Albert) Roy, of Frenchville, on the occasion of her 80
Melissa Price, Ashley McCann, Margaret Booze and Michael                 birthday, June 30, 1997. She is the mother of Gerald, Guy,
Sutton; (SLS 269)                                                        Adeline, Anne, Philip, Mariette and Therese. Mrs. Roy is the proud
      Constance L. Pratt, on the special occasion of her 80th            grandmother to Nicholas, Monique, Suzanne, Luc, Denise, Paul,
birthday, December 18, 1997. Mrs. Pratt is enjoying retirement in        Andre, Scott, Stacie, Timothy, Brian Billy, Jonathan, Danny, Amy
Friendship, her favorite place since childhood. She has supported        and Gary. We extend our congratulations and warmest wishes to
the Friendship Sloop Society by serving on the Committee Boat at         her; (SLS 284)
the summer races. She has also served the society as the                      Edward and Mabel Plourde, of Frenchvelle, on the very special
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secretary, and as operator of the gift shop during Sloop Days. We        occasion of their 60 Wedding Anniversary, July 5, 1997. They are
extend our congratulations and best wishes to her; (SLS 270)             the parents of Peter, Gilman, Robert, Velma and Theresa. We
      Elbert S. Pratt, of Friendship, on the special occasion of his     extend our congratulations and warmest wishes to them on this
80th birthday, July 31, 1997. Mr.Pratt, a Maine native, is retired       special day; (SLS 285)
from Upsala College in New Jersey. He served as the chair of the              Old Fort Western, built in 1754 in Augusta. The fort survives
Pendleton Memorial Scholarship fund for the Friendship Sloop             as Maine’s and New England’s oldest wooden military structure. It
Society for over 10 years and he has supported the society by            is known as the birthplace of Augusta and is a National Historic
serving on the Committee Boat at the summer races. He continues          Landmark. Old Fort Western was restored by William Howard
to serve as their official cannoneer. We extend our congratulations      Gannett and Guy Patterson Gannett and given to the City of
and best wishes to him; (SLS 271)                                        Augusta in memory of Sadie Hill Gannett and on July 4, 1922. We
      the Bangor High School Baseball Team, for winning the 1997         recognize the Gannett family for its public-minded Board of
Class A State Baseball Championship for the 4th year in a row,           Trustees of Old Fort Western for their interpretation of its history for
and in extending our congratulations and best wishes to them. We         the benefit of the public. We celebrate with the people of Augusta
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also extend our special congratulations to the team's coach, Robert      on the 75 anniversary of Old Fort Western as a city-owned
Kelley; (SLS 272)                                                        historic site; (SLS 286)
      Jeffrey W. Norris, of Pittsfield, who was a Registered Maine            John Newland, a student at Marshwood High School, on being
Master Guide and an avid outdoorsman. He had assisted his                selected to the Portsmouth Herald All Seacoast Baseball Team,
parents at Kidney Pond Lodge and Camps in earlier years, and             and in extending our congratulation and best wishes; (SLS 287)
later had been senior buyer for G.S. Edwards Co. and a                        Scott Orlando, a student at Marshwood High School, on being
purchasing manager for Forster, Inc. in Wilton. Most recently, he        selected to the Portsmouth Herald All Seacoast Baseball Team,
was procurement manager for Irving Oil Co. in Bangor. He was a           and in extending our congratulations and best wishes; (SLS 288)
member of the First Congregational Church and a former member                 Seth Warner, a student at Marshwood High School, for being
of the Pittsfield Kiwanis Club. He was a member of numerous              selected to the Portsmouth Herald All Seacoast Baseball Team,
professional organizations. He will be greatly missed by his loving      and in extending our congratulations and best wishes; (SLS 289)
family and many friends; (SLS 273) (IN MEMORIAM)                              Mark Kramer, a student at Traip Academy, on being selected
      Richard P. Boisvert, O. D., of Pittsfield, who was a Registered    to the Portsmouth Herald All Seacoast Baseball Team, and in
Maine Master Guide and an avid outdoorsman. He was a graduate            extending our congratulation and best wishes; (SLS 290)
of Maine Central Institute and a veteran of the United States
Marine Corps. Dr. Boisvert owned and operated his own optometry
practice in Lewiston since 1978. He was a longtime trustee of
Maine Central Institute and was an active member of numerous
professional organizations. He will be greatly missed by his loving
family and many friends; (SLS 274) (IN MEMORIAM)
      Randall L. "Randy" McPherson, of Pittsfield, who was known
for his love of fishing, flying and the great outdoors. He was a
graduate of Maine Central Institute and he attended Jacksonsville
University and the University of Maine. He owned and operated
the Corner Cupboard convenience store, was a former general
manager of Maine X-Ray and was recently employed by E. M.
Parker Co. He was a member of the board of trustees of Maine
Central Institute and was a member of the Airport Committee. He
will be greatly missed by his loving family and many friends; (SLS
275) (IN MEMORIAM)
      Coach Bob Anthoine and the members of the Greely High
School "Rangers" Boys Baseball Team, recent winners of the 1997
State Class B Boys Baseball Championship; (SLS 276)
      Tanya Hamilton, who received the Girl Scout Gold Award in
recognition of her outstanding accomplishments in the areas of
leadership, community service, career planning and personal
development. We extend our congratulations on this occasion;
(SLS 277)
      LeeAnn Charette, an 11-year-old girl who attended the St.
James School in Biddeford and was active in a number of sports
and hobbies including softball, cheerleading and swimming.
LeeAnn was a member of the Saco Jets Baton Twirling Club. She
will be sadly missed by family and friends; (SLS 278)
      Jason Deering, of Limerick, a member of Boy Scout Troop
#375, who has attained the high honor and distinction of Eagle
Scout, and in extending our congratulation and best wishes to him;
SLS 279)
      Eric Gould, of Boy Scout Troop #139 in Minot, who has
attained the high rank and distinction of Eagle Scout; (SLS 280)
      George and Agathe Pelletier Sirois on the occasion of their
   th
50 Wedding Anniversary on June 24, 1997. They were married in
Ste. Hilaire, Nouveau Brunswick. Mr. And Mrs. Sirois are the
parents of Paul, Bob, Richard, Pauline, Donald, Diane and David.
They are the grandparents of Lori, Ryan, Eric, Michelle, Nicole,
Cindy, Chastity, Craig, Ashley, Chad and Allyson. We extend our
congratulations and warmest wishes to them; (SLS 281)
      Ralph and Mabel Stratton, of East Winn, on the occasion of
          th
their 50 Wedding Anniversary, June 13, 1997. We extend our
congratulation and warmest wishes to them; (SLS 282)
                                                                    th
      Norma Dishon, of East Millinocket, on the occasion of her 90
Birthday, July 2, 1997. We extend our congratulations and best
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       Sara Currier, of Greenville Junction, who is the recipient of the    service and community involvement.                 We extend our
Girl Scout Silver Award in recognition of her excellence in skills          congratulations and best wishes; (SLS 306)
development, leadership, personal growth and community service.                  Dr. Rodrique Albert, of For Kent, on the occasion of his
We extend our congratulations to her in earning the highest award           retirement after 35 years of dedicated service as a pediatrician,
in Cadette Girl Scouting; (SLS 291)                                         allergist and general medicine practitioner in the St. John Valley;
       Sarah Walden, of Greenville, who is the recipient of the Girl        (SLS 307)
Scout Silver Award in recognition of her excellence in skills                    Sylvia Littlefield Nutter, of West Enfield. She and her husband
development, leadership, personal growth and community service.             “Pat” lived and raised their family in Enfield, Connecticut. They
We extend our congratulations to her in earning the highest award           returned to Maine in 1971 and started Nutter’s Market in West
in cadette Girl Scouting; (SLS 292)                                         Enfield. She was active in many civic organizations. She will be
       Vanessa Edmonston, of Greenville, who is the recipient of the        missed by her family and friends; (SLS 308) (IN MEMORIAM)
                                                                                                                                               th
Girl Scout Silver Award in recognition of her excellence in skills               Luna F. Martin, of Brunswick, on the occasion of her 60
development, leadership, personal growth and community service.             Birthday. We extend our warmest wishes and congratulations to
We extend our congratulations to her in earning the highest award           her on this special occasion; (SLS 309)
                                                                                         th
in Cadette Girl Scouting; (SLS 293)                                              the 50 Anniversary of the Ste. Agathe Fire Department and in
       Misty Lavigne, of Greenville, who is the recipient of the Girl       extending appreciation of the volunteer firefighters’ dedicated,
Scout Silver Award in recognition of her excellence in skills               courageous and hardworking service to the people of the St. John
development, leadership, personal growth and community service.             Valley; (SLS 310)
We extend our congratulations to her in earning the highest award                Robert V. and Doris E. Reynolds, of Kittery, on the occasion of
                                                                                     th
in Cadette Girl Scouting; (SLS 294)                                         their 50 Wedding Anniversary, August 14, 1997, and in extending
                                                                       th
       the Mill Stream Grange in Vienna and its members, on the 50          our congratulations and warmest wishes to them; (SLS 311)
Anniversary of the Grange, August 8, 1997, and in extending our                  the Penobscot River Festival ’97 and in extending our
congratulations and very best wishes on this celebration; (SLS              appreciation and thanks to all of the sponsors who helped to
295)                                                                        organize the festival. The festival recognizes and celebrates the
       David F. Parkhrust, of Raymond, a member of Boy Scout                natural resources of the Penobscot River and its watershed. The
Troop #375, who has attained the high rank and distinction of               festival recognizes our dependence upon the river for jobs, industry
Eagle Scout; (SLS 296)                                                      and recreation and our responsibility to provide sound stewardship
       Cliff McCormick, on the occasion of his retirement as a teacher      of the river and its watershed to maintain their quality and
and coach at Orono High School. Mr. McCormick began his                     availability now and for future generations; (SLS 312)
teaching and coaching career in 1961 and assumed his duties in                   Ann Pilcher, OF Orono, an outstanding leader in community
Orono in 1964. We extend our appreciation for his dedication to             forestry, who received the 1997 Environmental Improvement Award
the education of our youth and offer congratulations and best               for her efforts In planting trees in the town of Orono. We extend
wishes on his retirement; (SLS 297)                                         our congratulations and best wishes to her; (SLS 313)
       the first McKay Family Reunion, to be held in Bar Harbor on               the 4/5 multi-age class at Glenburn Elementary School, who
August 1, 1997. Fifty members spanning 4 generations from coast             wrote a proposal for an environmental grant and submitted it to
-to-coast and from abroad will gather to celebrate their family ties
and their connection to the coast of Maine where Ambrose and
Stella McKay lived for over 50 years; (SLS 298)
       the Mt. Desert Island Hospital on its 100 years of service to the
towns of Mr. Desert Island and the surrounding mainland
communities. The hospital provides skilled and compassionate
care to local residents, to the outlying islands and also to the
thousands of visitors to the area each year. Mt. Desert Island has
long maintained a standard of quality health care and community
outreach that has kept pace with the rapidly changing health-care
environment; (SLS 299)
       the College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor, as it celebrates its
    th
25 year in offering Baccalaureate degrees in Human Ecology.
The college has been a leader in environmental research and
education and is the 1997 recipient of the Down East
Environmental Award.           The college emphasizes real-world
experience in its curriculum, and its students and faculty offer a
valuable resource to the surrounding communities. An example of
recycling at its best, the campus consists of an early Bar Harbor
estate on the shore of Frenchman’s Bay which has come back to
life as one of the finest small colleges in the country; (SLS 300)
       Mr. And Mrs. Glenn McIntire, of York, on the occasion of their
    th
50 Wedding Anniversary. We extend our congratulations and
best wishes to them on this occasion; (SLS 301)
       Donald H. Parsons III, of Boy Scout Troop #80 in Old Town,
who has attained the high honor and distinction of Eagle Scout,
and in extending our congratulations and best wishes to him; (SLS
302)
               th
       the 50 Anniversary of the Maine Lobster Festival. Beginning
in 1947, when it was the first notable summer event in Maine
following World War II, the one-day festival offered “all the lobster
you can eat for one dollar.” In 1997, the 4-day festival will have
50,000 visitors for whom 20,000 pounds of lobster will be prepared
in the world’s largest lobster cooker. From its first president, Earl
Fuller, to Ed Kilmosky, who heads the Maine Lobster Festival
Corporation today, thousands of volunteers have made this a
successful event for a very proud Rockland community. We
extend our congratulations and best wishes; (SLS 303)
       Robert and Priscilla Perham, of Eliot, on the special occasion
              th
of their 50 Wedding Anniversary, June 7, 1997, and in extending
our congratulations and very best wishes to them; (SLS 304)
       Paperfest 1997, the first celebration of the history and heritage
of the papermaking industry in the community of East Millinocket
and the entire Katahdin Region. We extend our best wishes to the
good citizens of this region as they celebrate this very special
                                                                       th
occasion during the Paperfest 1997 festival days of August 29
          th
and 30 ; (SLS 305)
                  th
       the 105 Anniversary of the Randolph United Methodist
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the Wal-Mart National Office of the department store chain. The           recent initiatives in participating as a member of the United
class was awarded funds to fix up the town-owned property at              Nations; (SLS 333)
Lakeside Landing. We extend our congratulations and best wishes                Doanld Berthiaume, of Kennebunkport, a recipient of the
on their achievement; (SLS 314)                                           prestigious Milken National Educator Award. Mr. Berthiaume has
      the Albert Family Reunion, held in Pownal, Maine on                 taught at Biddeford High School for 24 years and is the head of the
September 6, 1997. Emile and Anastasia Tardif Albert were                 Maine Science Teachers Association.           He is also a state
married on June 24, 1917 and are the parents of Euclide, Lillian,         representative to the National Association of Biology Teachers and
George Emile, Roger Joseph, Richard, Gilbert, Marie Mae,                  a member of the State’s Biotechnology Task Force. We extend
Therese, Georgette, Ovide, Clifford and Carlene. We extend our            our congratulations to Mr. Berthiaume on his receiving this honor
best wishes to all of the Albert Family on the occasion of this           and express our appreciation for this honor and express our
reunion; (SLS 315)                                                        appreciation for his dedication to the education of our youth; (SLS
                                                           th
      Blanche Angers, on the special occasion of her 90 Birthday,         334)
June 9, 1997, and in extending our congratulations and best                    Maurice and Marie Louise Raymond, of Frenchville, on the
                                                                                                        th
wishes to her; (SLS 316)                                                  special occasion of their 50 Wedding Anniversary. Mr. Raymond,
      Frances and Willis Pettigrew, of Kittery, on the special            a veteran of World War II, grew potatoes and worked for the
                        th
occasion of their 60 Wedding Anniversary, June 15, 1997, and in           Bangor and Aroostook Railroad Company. Mrs. Raymond was an
extending our congratulations and warmest wishes to them; (SLS            executive assistant in MSAD #33 for 14 years and was
317)                                                                      Frenchville’s citizen of the Year in 1993. They both are very
      Robert A. and Thelma H. Blake, of Kittery, on the special           involved in parish and community affairs. Mr. And Mrs. Raymond
                         th
occasion of their 50 Wedding Anniversary, and in extending our            are the parents of Donald, Paul, David, John, Cecile and Ann and
congratulations and best wishes to them; (SLS 318)                        are grandparents of Gary, Jeffrey, James, Lura, John Matthew,
      Colleen Dwyer, of Glenburn, who is the recipient of the Girl        Anthony, Benjamin, Emily and Charles.             We extend our
Scout Silver Award. This is the highest award in Cadette Girl             congratulations and warmest wishes to them; (SLS 335)
                                                                                                                                   th
Scouting and is given in recognition of excellence in skills                   Ernest J. and Lucille Plourde Gendreau, on their 50 Wedding
development, leadership, personal growth and community service;           Anniversary, August 26, 1997. They were married at St. Gerard
(SLS 319)                                                                 Catholic Church in Grand Isle and were potato growers. They are
      Trent D. Gary, of Mattawamkeag, a member of Boy Scout               the parents of Fernand, Linda, John and Allen and the
Troop #50 in Lincoln, who has attained the high rank and                  grandparents of Dale, Brenda, Brian, Michelle, Andrew and Adam
distinction of Eagle Scout. We extend our best wishes and                 as well as the great-grandparents of Alexandrea and Austin. We
congratulations on this occasion; (SLS 320)                               extend our congratulations and best wishes to them; (SLS 336)
      Robert and Evelyn Levesque, of East Millinocket, on the                  Anthony G. “Tony” Jordan, of Augusta, who has been elected
                                   th
special occasion of their 50 Wedding Anniversary, and in                  National Commander of the American Legion, the nation’s largest
extending our congratulations and best wishes to them; (SLS 321)          veterans organization. He served in the United States Army from
      the Newfield Rescue Squad for 20 years of dedicated                 1963-1965 and has held several American Legion leadership
volunteer service to the Newfield community and the State of              positions at the local, state and national
Maine. Newfield, which organized its squad in March of 1977, was
one of the earliest communities to organize a volunteer rescue
squad. The squad officially went into service on October 1, 1977
and currently has 26 active volunteer members. We extend our
congratulations and best wishes to them; (SLS 322)
      Ethelyn Marthis, the Town Clerk and Registrar for Kennebunk,
                                                                     th
who is the recipient of the 1997 Lorriane M. Fleury Award at the 4
Annual Secretary of State’s Elections Conference in Bangor. The
award if presented to an individual for outstanding contributions to
the election process. We extend our congratulations on this
occasion; (SLS 323)
      Peggy Wilson, of Biddeford, who won the Women’s Flight 1
                     th
Division of the 29 annual Tri-City Golf Tournament with scores of
80-96-93 for a total of 269. We extend our congratulations and
best wishes; (SLS 324)
               th
      the 100 anniversary of the operation of the Bald Mountain
Camps, in Oquossoc.             We extend our best wishes and
congratulations to owner Steve Philbrick on this special occasion;
(SLS 325)
      Jonathan Picard, of York, who has attained the high honor and
distinction of Eagle Scout, and in extending our congratulations
and best wishes to him; (SLS 326)
      Norman and Mary Chase, of York, on the very special
                          th
occasion of their 60 Wedding Anniversary, September 4, 1997,
and in extending our congratulations and warmest wishes to them;
(SLS 327)
      John Pardoe, of York, who has attained the high honor and
distinction of Eagle Scout, and in extending out congratulations
and best wishes to him; (SLS 328)
      Roger Chase, of York, who has attained to high honor and
distinction of Eagle Scout, and in extending our congratulations
and best wishes to him; (SLS 329)
      Ryan DeStefano, of York, who has attained the high honor and
distinction of Eagle Scout, and in extending our congratulations
and best wishes to him; (SLS 330)
      Rita Willis, of Falmouth, a recipient of the University of New
England’s 1997 Deborah Morton Award.               The awards are
presented by the university’s trustees to outstanding women who
have achieved high distinction in their careers or whose leadership
in civic, cultural or social causes has been exceptional. We extend
our congratulations to her on this achievement; (SLS 331)
      Doris “Didi” Stockly, of Falmouth, a recipient of the University
of New England’s 1997 Deborah Morton Award. The awards are
presented by the university’s trustees to outstanding women who
have achieved high distinction in their careers or whose leadership
in civic, cultural or social causes has been exceptional. We extend
our congratulations to her on this achievement; (SLS 332)
      the Republic of China, and its people and government, on the
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levels. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to him;              leadership, personal growth and community service. We extend
(SLS 337)                                                                  our congratulations to her on receiving this highest award in
      Marci Palmer, of Exeter, who has received the Girl Scout Silver      Cadette Girl Scouting; (SLS 354)
Award in recognition of her excellence in skills development,                    Danielle Brown, of Hampden, who has received the Girl Scout
leadership, and personal growth and community service. We                  Silver Award in recognition of her excellence in skills development,
extend our congratulations and best wishes on this occasion; (SLS          leadership, personal growth and community service. We extend
338)                                                                       our congratulations to her on receiving this highest award in
      Angie Westover, of Exeter, recipient of the Silver Award, the        Cadette Girl Scouting; (SLS 355)
highest award in Cadette Girl Scouting. The award is given in                    Jody Daigle, of Boy Scout Troop #270 in Frenchville, who has
recognition of excellence in skills development, leadership,               attained the high rank and distinction of Eagle Scout, and in
personal growth and community service.             We extend our           extending our congratulations and best wishes to him; (SLS 356)
congratulations and best wishes to her on this occasion; (SLS 339)               Mack and Phyllis Haines, of Caribou, on the occasion of their
                                                                              th
      Rachel Goetze, of Exeter, who has received the Girl Scout            50 Wedding Anniversary. Mr. And Mrs. Haines were married
Silver Award in recognition of her excellence in skills development,       November 20, 1947, at the Caribou Baptist Church. We extend our
leadership, personal growth and community service. We extend               congratulations and best wishes to them on this special occasion;
our congratulations and best wishes on this occasion; (SLS 340)            (SLS 357)
      the Southern Maine Agency on Aging, and its volunteers, for                Ronald King, for his dedication in working with the gay and
25 years of dedicated service in providing hot meals to more than          lesbian community for the past 23 years and for his involvement
2600 senior citizens in York and Cumberland counties. The                  with HIV/AIDS issues. Mr. King has worked on gay and lesbian
Southern Maine Agency on Aging Meals on Wheels program                     issues through the Maine Lesbian/Gay Political Alliance, civil rights
enriches the lives of each of these people by providing sustenance,        and the Maine Gay and Lesbian Symposiums. In 1987, Mr. King
socialization opportunities and an element of stability in their lives.    joined the Board of the Down East Aids Network, served as
This past year, the 440 volunteers set 77,000 table places, drove          President of that Board for 4 years and was a staff member doing
300,000 miles delivering 225,000 meals, washed 225,000 pans                case management, education and workshops on gay men’s issues.
and gladdened the lives of senior citizens throughout Southern             Mr. King has been personally and professionally involved with
Maine.       We acknowledge their dedication and extend our                HIV/AIDS for the past 10 years and currently serves as Director of
congratulations and best wishes to them; (SLS 341)                         the Down East Aids Network where he is responsible for he is
      Timothy Emery, a member of Boy Scout Troop #322 in West              responsible for education and development as well as case
Newfield, who has attained the high rank and distinction of Eagle          management; (SLS 358)
Scout. We extend our congratulations to him on this occasion;                    Robert P. Clark, Executive Director of the Northern Maine
(SLS 342)                                                                  Development Commission, who received the Economic Developer
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      Lena Sprague, of Warren, on the occasion of her 100                  of the Year award for 1997 by the Finance Authority of Maine. Mr.
Birthday, November 3, 1997. We extend our congratulations and              Clark has been instrumental in structuring finance packages that
best wishes to her on this occasion; (SLS 343)                             have generated much needed capital for businesses throughout
      Nelson and Bernadine Schnitzer, of Eliot, on the occasion of         Northern Maine. These essential economic development initiatives
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their 50 Wedding Anniversary, October 20, 1997. We extend our              have led to the creation and
congratulations and warmest wishes to them on this special
occasion; (SLS 344)
      Darren Case, a member of the class of 1998 at Kennebunk
High School, who has earned the distinction of being named a
finalist in the National Merit Scholarship Program. We extend our
congratulations to him and offer best wishes for continued success
and achievement in the future; (SLS 345)
      Steven Fife, a member of the class of 1998 at Kennebunk
High School, who has earned the distinction of being named a
finalist in the National Merit Scholarship Program. We extend our
congratulations to him and offer best wishes for continued success
and achievement in the future; (SLS 346)
      Amanda Otis, a member of the class of 1998 at Kennebunk
High School, who has earned the distinction of being named a
finalist in the National Merit Scholarship Program. We extend our
congratulations to her and offer best wishes for continued success
and achievement in the future; (SLS 347)
      Michael Anthony Dentico, of Wiscasset, who has attained the
high rank and distinction of Eagle Scout. We recognize Michael for
his hard work and commitment and congratulate him on this
accomplishment; (SLS 348)
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      C.K. Burns School, of Saco, on the occasion of the 75
anniversary of the school’s founding. We extend our appreciation
to the staff and faculty of C.K. Burns School for their continued
efforts in educating the youth of Saco; (SLS 349)
      Michael Morrell, of Boy Scout Troop #127 in Alexander, who
has attained the high rank and distinction of Eagle Scout. We
extend our congratulations and best wishes to him on this
occasion; (SLS 350)
      Glenn Strange, of Hodgdon, beloved husband of Kathy and
father to Aaron and Anna. Detective Strange who left his teaching
profession to pursue a career as a state police officer was
respected and well-liked by his fellow officers and was chosen as
the Maine State Police Troop F division’s outstanding officer of the
year for 1995 and 1996. He served his state well and will be sadly
missed by family and friends; (SLS 351) (IN MEMORIAM)
      Jennie Dunn, of Veazie, who has received the Girl Scout Gold
Award in recognition of her excellence in skills development,
leadership, personal growth and community service. We extend
our congratulations to her on receiving this highest award in Senior
Girl Scouting; (SLS 352)
      Aubrie St. Pierre, of Veazie, who has received the Girl Scout
Silver Award in recognition of her excellence in skills development,
leadership, personal growth and community service. We extend
our congratulations to her on receiving this highest award in
Cadette Girl Scouting; (SLS 353)
      Amy Laughlin, of Levant, who has received the Girl Scout
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retention of hundreds of good jobs for people in Aroostook County.        volunteer fire department, an original board member of the Squaw
We extend our congratulations and best wishes to him; (SLS 359)           Mountain Ski Resort and he was a member of the cecil cole
      Christopher Arthur Doe, of Boy Scout Troop #55 in East              American Legion Post; (SLS 379) (IN MEMORIAM)
Millinocket, who has attained the high honor and distinction of                Adrienne Pelletier, of Hampden, who has attained the high
Eagle Scout, and in extending our congratulations and best wishes         honor and distinction of receiving the Girl Scout Silver Award, and
to him; (SLS 360)                                                         in extending our congratulations and best wishes to her; (SLS 380)
      Alena Littlefield Emerson, of Pittsfield, on the occasion of her         Madame Jeannette Dubay Levesque, of Frenchville, on the
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102 Birthday. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to            occasion of her 80 birthday, January 2, 1998. She is the mother
her on this special occasion; (SLS 361)                                   of Pauline, Robert, Philip, Rita, Louis, Louise, Cecile, Patrick,
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      George Merrill, of Patten, on the special occasion of his 80        Patricia and Richard. Mrs. Levesque is the proud grandmother to
birthday, November 26, 1997, and in extending our congratulations         Paula, Michael, Wayne, Lisa, Linda, Christopher, Andrea,
and best wishes to him; (SLS 362)                                         Rebecca, Kevin, Vicki, Jason, Eddie, Brianna, Justin, Danielle and
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      Shirley Merrill, of Patten, on the special occasion of her 80       Nathan and great-grandmother to Robyn, Allysia and Levi. We
birthday, October 12, 1997, and in extending our congratulations          extend our congratulations and warmest wishes to her; (SLS 381)
and best wishes to her; (SLS 363)                                              the Sanford Police Department on the occasion of its 100th
      Ida and Odeo Vaillancourt, of South Berwick, on the special         anniversary on March 14, 1998, and in extending our appreciation
                        th
occasion of their 60 Wedding Anniversary, and in extending our            to the past and current members of the department for the service
congratulations and warmest wishes to them; (SLS 364)                     they have provided to the citizens of Sanford; (SLS 382)
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      Laurien Nadeau, of Caribou, on the 50 Anniversary of                     the 50 anniversary of the Elm Tree Diner, in Houlton, where,
obtaining his barbering license, January 1, 1998. We extend our           as its slogan indicates, “there is no place finer.” We extend our
appreciation to Mr. Nadeau for serving the people of Caribou and          congratulations to the owners, Caleb and Brenda Bell, on this
surrounding communities for 50 years and offer our congratulations        occasion; (SLS 383)
and best wishes to him on this occasion; (SLS 365)                             Myrtle Ryder, of Newport, on the occasion of her 100th
      Sarah Happ, a student at Kennebunk High School, who has             birthday, January 7, 1998. We extend our warmest wishes and
been named to the Maine Field Hockey Association All-State                congratulations to her on this special occasion; (SLS 384)
Team; (SLS 366)                                                                the Greater Bangor Area NAACP on the occasion of its 2nd
      Elizabeth Blaisdell, a student at Kennebunk High School, who        annual Martin Luther King, Jr. breakfast on January 19, 1998. We
has been named to the Maine Field Hockey Association All-State            appreciate the work of the National Association for the
Team; (SLS 367)                                                           Advancement of Colored People to end racism in Maine; (SLS 385)
      Nicole Binette, a student at Biddeford High School, who has              Chad Alexander Skill in, of Boy Scout Troop #93 in Falmouth,
been named to the Maine Field Hockey Association Academic All-            who has attained the high rank and distinction of Eagle Scout, and
State Team; (SLS 368)                                                     in extending our congratulations and best wishes; (SLS 386)
      Katie Wilett, a student at Biddeford High School, who has
been named to the Maine Field Hockey Association All-State
Team; (SLS 369)
      Heather Gagnon, a student at Biddeford High School, who has
been named to the Maine Field Hockey Association All-State
Team; (SLS 370)
      Sadie Garnache, a student at Biddeford High School, who has
been named to the Maine Field Hockey Association All-State
Team; (SLS 371)
      Conrad L. Quimby, of Kittery Point, a well-known and
respected leader of conservation projects throughout the seacoast
region. Mr. Quimby published the Derry News, the largest weekly
newspaper in New Hampshire, from 1963 to 1987 and was a
member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives. He
initialed dozens of projects to benefit local land and marine
programs, and his efforts with those projects and as the chair of
Kittery’s Conservation Commission have improved the quality of
life throughout the seacoast region; (SLS 372) (IN MEMORIAM)
      Constance Hunting, upon receiving the Maryann Hartman
Award from the Women in the Curriculum and Women’s Studies
Program at the University of Maine for fostering writing aspirations
in several generations of Maine women. She is a professor of
English at the University of Maine, as well as founder and editor of
the Puckerbrush Press and Puckerbrush Review. We extend our
congratulations and best wishes to her; (SLS 373)
      Josh Blaisdell, a student at Kennebunk High School, who has
been named to the 1997 Class B Football All-Stars for the
Campbell Conference, and in extending our congratulations and
best wishes to him; (SLS 374)
      Jamie Suzor, a student at Kennebunk High School, who has
been named to the 1997 Class B Football All-Stars for the
Campbell Conference, and in extending our congratulations and
best wishes to him; (SLS 375)
      Keith Trombly, a student at Kennebunk High School, who has
been named to the 1997 Class B Football All-Stars for the
Campbell Conference, and in extending our congratulations and
best wishes to him; (SLS 376)
      Kerry Ann Smith, a student at Kennebunk High School, who is
the recipient of the Good Citizen Award from the Rebecca Emery
Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American
Revolution. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to her;
(SLS 377)
      Rebecca Jacques, a student at Biddeford High School, who is
a recipient of the Good Citizen Award from the Rebecca Emery
Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American
Revolution. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to her;
(SLS 378)
      Neil Jamieson, Sr., formerly of Greenville, a champion
lumberjack who for many years ran Jamieson’s Store and Taxi
Service in Greenville. He was a veteran of World War II and was
once selected as “soldier of the day” for the entire European
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      the C. M. Bowker Co., of Portland, on the occasion of the              Jonathan Finch, of Boy Scout Troop #356 in Wells, who has
100th Anniversary of its incorporation. It was established in 1898      attained the high rank and distinction of Eagle Scout. We extend
by Clarence M. Bowker in the Woodfords area of Portland and it          our congratulations to him on this achievement; (SLS 401)
has been owned and operated by 4 generations of family                       Jonathan Norton, of Boy Scout Troop #356 in Wells, who has
members. We congratulate the staff and family of the C. M.              attained the high rank and distinction of Eagle Scout. We extend
Bowker Co. and extend our best wishes for continued success;            our congratulations to him on this achievement; (SLS 402)
(SLS 387)                                                                    Erin Campbell, of Ashland, who has received the Girl Scout
      Charlotte Hudson White, of Guilford, one of Piscataquis           Silver Award in recognition of her excellence in skills development,
County's most distinguished citizens and a former state legislator.     leadership, personal growth and community service. We extend
She was elected to the House of Representatives in 1963 and             our congratulations to her on receiving this highest award in
served for 12 years. In 1979, she was honored for her selfless          Cadette Girl Scouting; (SLS 403)
hours of work with the mentally retarded and a day activity and              Jan Caverly, on retiring after 34 years of service to the State.
work center was named for her. The Charlotte White Center has           Mrs. Caverly was a reservation clerk for 14 years and a reservation
grown vastly over the past 15 years. She was active in community        supervisor for the last 20 years at Baxter State Park. We
and civic organizations. She will be missed by her family and           appreciate her dedication to the people of the State and extend our
friends; (SLS 388) (IN MEMORIAM)                                        best wishes on her retirement and future endeavors; (SLS 404)
      the Town of Milo, on the occasion of its 175th anniversary on          Paul Fuller, of Waldoboro, for his deep commitment to equal
January 27, 1998. The Town of Milo is located in the heart of           rights for all citizens in Maine. Mr. Fuller's 395-mile walk from Van
Piscataquis County in the Good Old State of Maine; (SLS 389)            Buren to Kittery and his exercising of the right of free speech were
      Debbie Drogittis, of Biddeford, who has been nemed 1997           his way of advocating for the defeat of the referendum before the
Volunteer of the Year fot the City of Biddeford, and extending our      people on February 10th. He undertook certain risks and suffered
congratulations and best wishes; (SLS 390)                              personal sacrifices but never faltered in his commitment. We are
      Robert R. Provencher, of Biddeford, who has been named            deeply grateful to Mr. Fuller and all his supporters for this
1997 Volunteer of the Year for the City of Biddeford, and extending     extraordinary contribution to equality and justice; (SLS 405)
our congratulations and best wishes; (SLS 391)                               Ben Paradis, who has been named as Fort Kent Citizen of the
      Rick and Tonya Grant, of Monmouth, volunteer site managers        Year by the Fort Kent Chamber of Commerce, and in extending our
for the Red Cross Shelter in Winthrop during the ice storm of 1998,     congratulations and very best wishes to him; (SLS 406)
for their extraordinary energy, organizational skills and hard work          Jason N. Bulay, a senior at Old Town High School and a
providing food, shelter and good will to people in need during a        member of Boy Scout Troop #76, who has attained the high honor
difficult time; (SLS 392)                                               and distinction of Eagle Scout. We extend our congratulations and
      Fay Ellen Garman, of Peaks Island, beloved wife, mother and       best wishes to him; (SLS 407)
grandmother. Mrs. Garman was an active member and volunteer
in her community. In August 1997 she was presented with the
True Grit Award by the Casco Bay Health Center for all the time
and love she contributed to the Peaks Island community. She will
be missed by her family and friends; (SLS 393) (IN MEMORIAM)
      the Bangor public Library on its reopening on January 26,
1998 and its continuing to serve as a repository of the social and
cultural history of the Bangor Community. We recognize the
library’s efforts in preserving the past, capturing the future by
organizing the “TimeStopper” project. We join the Bangor Public
Library in encouraging the Citizens of Bangor to stop time on
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January 29 and take stock of what life was like in 1998; (SLS 394)
      Adelard "Pete" and Edwina (Blanchette) Sanfaçon, who were
married August 12, 1947 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in a
double wedding ceremony with Phil and Florence (Blanchette)
Castonguay, on their Golden Wedding Anniversary. They worked
in numerous businesses in Aroostook County and were involved in
many parish activities and civic organizations that include the
VFW, Cursillo, Catholic Goldenagers and Seniority. They are the
parents of Galen and Gary and grandparents of Lydia and
Matthew; (SLS 395)
      Cecile (Gagnon) Paradis, of Frenchville, on the occasion of
her 82nd birthday. She is the daughter of Philip Gagnon and Marie
Tardiff. She is the wife of Rosaire Paradis, Sr.; the mother of Yvan,
Betty, Rosaire, Jr., Rose, Rita, Irene, James, Ronald and Janice;
grandmother of Gregory, Paul, Michael, David, Joe, Steve, Edith,
Michelle, Andrew, Nina, Peggy, Danny, Marcie, Julie, Sarah,
Andrea and Katelyn; and the great-grandmother of Caleb and
Rachel. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to her on
this special occasion; (SLS 396)
      Donald J. Dutremble, of Raymond, who was a longtime
teacher at Massabesic High School. Mr. Dutremble taught at
Sanford Junior High School for 2 years and at Massabesic High
School for 25 years. He was head of the math department and
coach of the golf team. He also coached girls softball, boys
basketball and football. Mr. Dutremble was also an accomplished
craftsman and enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and skiing. He
will be greatly missed by his loving family, students, coworkers and
many friends; (SLS 397) (IN MEMORIAM)
      the Yarmouth High School Boys Soccer Team, which has won
the 1997 Class B State Championship, and in extending our
congratulations and best wishes to the members of the team on
their achievement; (SLS 398)
      Eric Freeman Chellis, of Boy Scout Troop #313 in Berwick,
who has attained the high rank and distinction of Eagle Scout. We
extend our congratulations to him on this achievement; (SLS 399)
      the Sanford Country Club on the occasion of its 75th
anniversary. We extend a special thank you to the current owners
for expanding the County Club to 18 holes. This expansion not
only enhances golf but expands the economy of the area. We
extend our congratulations and best wishes on this special
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     Michael Herring, of Boy Scout Troop #100 in Dover-Foxcroft,       congratulations to Allied Construction Company on its anniversary
who has attained the high rank and distinction of Eagle Scout. We      and offer best wishes for continued success; (SLS 427)
extend our best wishes and congratulations to him on this                   March 3, 1998 as Peace Corps Day and in promoting global
achievement; (SLS 408)                                                 education as former Peace Corps volunteers visit schoolrooms
     Kelsey Robertson, a student at Wiscasset Middle School, who       nationwide to talk about their overseas experience. Since its
has received a 1998 Prudential Spirit of Community Award for           inception in 1961, 1028 Maine residents have served in the Peace
exemplary volunteer Community Service.             We extend our       Corps in 93 countries. Many volunteers remain in public service
congratulations and best wishes to her; (SLS 409)                      and provide expertise in foreign language and culture vital to the
     Helen and Richard Dudman, of Ellsworth and the Cranberry          peaceful future of our planet. We congratulate the Peace Corps
Isles, on the special occasion of their 50th Wedding Anniversary,      and the people who continue to sign up for “the toughest job you’ll
March 14, 1998. Theirs is a partnership of two uniquely talented       ever love”; (SLS 428)
people whose intellectual capacities, social endeavors and positive         John Daggett, beloved husband of Ruth Marie Daggett, U. S.
outlook have been illuminated by a long-lasting love for each other    Army veteran, grocer, Legislator, respected community leader and
and the world. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to        communicant of St. Mary’s Catholic Church. He served on many
them; (SLS 410)                                                        committees throughout the years, was a member of the Maine
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     the Calais High School Cheerleaders, who won the 1998             House of Representatives during the 111 and 112 legislative
Eastern Maine Cheerleading Championship. We extend our                 sessions and served as Chair of the Board of Selectmen for the
congratulations and best wishes to the following team members:         Town of Manchester for 20 years. Mr. Daggett will be remembered
Tonya Kelly, Tara Kelly, Candy Kelly, Kelly Bryant, Alicia Stewart,    as a compassionate and dedicated public servant for his state and
Emily Johnson, Nicole Kountz, Michelle Knowles, Alaina Wallace,        community and he will be sadly missed by his family, associates
Jessie Cassidy, Marion Francis, Tammy Trader, Rebecca Cashore          and friends; (SLS 429) (IN MEMORIAM)
and Tara Grey and coach Theresa Ryan and assistant coach Heidi              Stacey Gelinas, of Biddeford High School, who scored the
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Ryan; (SLS 411)                                                        1000 point of her high school basketball career in a game against
     Steve Bleile, a student at Wiscasset High School, who has         Thornton Academy on February 18, 1998, and extend our
been named to the KVAC All-Academic team. We congratulate him          congratulations to her on her achievement; (SLS 430)
on this accomplishment; (SLS 412)                                           Isaac Clark, of Sanford High School, the 152-lb weight class
     Ben Powell, a student at Lincoln Academy, who has been            champion of the Class A division, and extend our congratulations
named to the KVAC All-Academic team. We congratulate him on            to him on his achievement; (SLS 431)
this accomplishment; (SLS 413)                                              Andrew Kalman, of Sanford High School, the 198-lb weight
     Rob Pontau, a student at Wiscasset High School, who has           class champion of the Class A division, and extend our
been named to the KVAC All-Academic team. We congratulate him          congratulations to him on his achievement; (SLS 432)
on this accomplishment; (SLS 414)                                           Nate Andrade, of Sanford High School, the 135-lb weight class
     Chris Howell, a student of Lincoln Academy, who was selected      champion of the Class A division, and extend our congratulations
to the KVAC first team All-Stars in basketball. We congratulate        to him on his achievement; (SLS 433)
him on this accomplishment; (SLS 415)                                       the following members of the Yarmouth Clippers Boys Ski
     Matt Reed, a student at Wiscasset High School, who took an        Team, winners of the State Class C Championship: Tim Blount,
individual first place in the Western Regional Class C Wrestling       Tony Delois, Tigger Knecht, Walt Shepard, Tucker Hodgkins, Pat
Championship. We congratulate him on this accomplishment;              Tarpy, Conor Shankman, Ethan Stebbins, Ryan Gibbons,
(SLS 416)
     Kari Siviski, a student at Wiscasset High School, who has
been named to the KVAC All-Academic team. We congratulate her
on this accomplishment; (SLS 417)
     Nathaniel Shippe, a student from Wiscassett High School, who
has been named to the KVAC All-Academic team. We congratulate
him on this accomplishment; (SLS 418)
     Tracee Moeller, a student at Wiscasset High School, who has
been named to the KVAC All-Academic team. We congratulate her
on this accomplishment; (SLS 419)
     Heather Bryant, a student at Wiscasset high School, who has
been named to the KVAC All-Academic team. We congratulate her
on this accomplishment; (SLS 420)
     TJ James, a student at Wiscasset High School, who took an
individual first place in the Western Regional Class C Wrestling
Championship. We congratulate him on this accomplishment;
(SLS 421)
     Colton Tlumac, a student at Wiscasset High School, who took
an individual first place in the Western Regional Class C Wrestling
Championship. We congratulate him on this accomplishment;
(SLS 422)
     Heather Taylor, a student at Lincoln Academy, who has been
named to the KVAC All-Rookie team in basketball.                We
congratulate her on this accomplishment; (SLS 423)
     Josh Wilbur, a student at Lincoln Academy, who has been
named to the KVAC All-Academic team. We congratulate him on
this accomplishment; (SLS 424)
     the New England Board of Higher Education on the occasion
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of the 40 anniversary of the New England Regional Student
Program, which has demonstrated the height of interstate
cooperation in providing the residents of Maine with exceptional
and affordable educational opportunities. We appreciate their
dedication to the residents of this State; (SLS 425)
     Erin Campbell, of Ashland, who has received the Girl Scout
Gold Award in recognition of her excellence in skills development,
leadership, personal growth and community service. We extend
our congratulations to her on receiving this highest award in Girl
Scouting; (SLS 426)
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     the Allied Construction Company on the occasion of its 40
year of business. The company was founded by Donald W. Cook,
Sr. And Alice E. Cook in 1958 with 12 employees. It currently has
50 employees and is owned and operated by their son David Cook.
Well-known buildings constructed by the company include the Blue
Cross/Blue Shield building in South Portland, the Guy Gannett
Publishing Company building in South Portland, various Unum
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Nick Kjeldgaard, Rob Hutchinson, Caleb Lawrence, Jesse                      Don Allen, owner and operator of Don’s Shop and Save for 36
Billmeier, Scot Bennett, Whit Richardson and Zack Stegeman,           years. In addition to the awards he won for his business, Mr. Allen
Head Coach Bob Morse and Assistant Coaches Sarah Patterson            exemplifies community service.          He participated in many
and Peter LaCasse; (SLS 434)                                          community activities and was extremely generous in donating food
      the following members of the Yarmouth Clippers Girls Ski        and other items from the store for the benefit of his community.
Team, winners of the State Class C Championshop: Carine               His store was the unofficial community center and space was
Francois, Rebecca Russell, Kathleen Fleury, Lindsay Berghius,         always available for the sale of raffle tickets and the exchange of
Ashley Holmes, Melissa Rafford, Ashleigh Hockman, Megan Burns,        vital community information. More than once, he was called on in
Kat Bennett, Hilary Maynes, Klara Dlouha, Kristen Boddy, Lindsay      the night to supply the unexpected needs of a family or even the
Kay and Emily Leonard; Head Coach Bob Morse and Assistant             hospital nursery. Our best wishes to him on his retirement; (SLS
Coaches Peter LaCasse and Sarah Patterson; (SLS 435)                  449)
      Chad R. Brackett, who has attained the high rank and                  Richard and Janet Ordway, who for over 25 years have built
distinction of Eagle Scout. We extend our congratulations and best    one of the most successful school music programs in this State.
wishes to him on this accomplishment; (SLS 436)                       Participation in their programs was almost universal and the results
      Scott Morency, of Auburn, who has attained the high honor       of their teaching can be seen in the many awards won by the
and distinction of Eagle Scout, and in extending our                  Mount Desert Island music groups. The Ordways filled our schools
congratulations and best wishes to him on his achievement; (SLS       and the lives of our children with music. We wish them the very
437)                                                                  best in their retirement; (SLS 450)
      Scott Hall, a member of Boy Scout Troop #313 in Berwick,              Nate Yerxa, a student at Old Orchard Beach High School, who
who has attained the high rank and distinction of Eagle Scout. We     has been named to the 1998 All-State Honors Band, and in
extend our congratulations and best wishes to him on this             extending our congratulations to him; (SLS 451)
accomplishment; (SLS 438)                                                   Emily Bragg, of Eddington, who has received the Girl Scout
      Dan Robinson, of Dirigo High School, upon winning the Class     Silver Award in recognition of her excellence in skills development,
C State Wrestling Championship in the 130-pound weight class          leadership, personal growth and community service. We extend
and being named the tournament’s outstanding wrestler. We             our congratulations to her on receiving this highest award in
extend our congratulations and best wishes to him on these            Cadette Girl Scouting; (SLS 452)
successes; (SLS 439)                                                        Jen Tulley and Jen Howe, students at Old Orchard Beach High
      Merle Lufkin, of Dirigo High School, upon winning the Class C   School, who have both been named to the 1998 Western Maine
State Wrestling Championship in the 275-pound weight class. We        All-Star Field Hockey Team and to the 1998 Class C All-State
extend our congratulations and best wishes to him on this             squad. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to them on
accomplishment; (SLS 440)                                             their achievements; (SLS 453)
      the following members of the Dirigo High School Girls Varsity         Nate LaChance, a student at Old Orchard Beach High School,
Basketball Team, the Cougars, who have won the 1998 Class C           who was chosen for the 1998 Western Maine Conference All-State
State Championship: Michele Gagnon, Tara Gagnon, Rachel               Golf Team, and in extending our congratulations to him on his
Chow, Megan Chamberlin, Nikki Dominiczak, Darci Holland, Dawn         athletic achievement; (SLS 454)
Holland, Amber St. Cyr, Kristi Sayer, Lisa Konopka and Katie          Sara MacKenzie, a member of the Biddeford High School Band,
McKenna; and Coaches Gavin Kane, Tom Fifield, Tim Kane and            who has been chosen for the All-State Concert Band. We extend
Kip Fletcher. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to        our congratulations and best wishes to her on this
them; (SLS 441)                                                       accomplishment; (SLS 455)
      the Orono High School Girls Basketball Team and their
coaches on winning the Class B State Girls Basketball
Championship. This is the 2nd state championship that the team
has won in 3 years. We extend our congratulations on this
occasion; (SLS 442)
      Heather Poland, of Turner, an eighth-grade student at Tripp
Middle School, who has won the Androscoggin County Spelling
Bee, and in extending our congratulations and best wishes to her;
(SLS 443)
      the Valley High School Basketball Team on winning the Class
D State Boys Basketball Championship and its coach Dwight
Littlefield, assistant coaches Sean Watson and Luke Robinson,
managers Casey Dugas and Jahann Lowe, and team members
Aubrey Belanger, Jed Belanger, Dustin Cool, Ian Belanger, Gavin
Robinson, Wade Morrill, Terry Nichols, Lucas Cates, Chris Willer
and Nick Pelotte. We extend our congratulation on an excellent
season of tournament play; (SLS 444)
      the following members of the Calais High School “Lady Blue
Devils” Girls Basketball Team, winners of the Eastern Maine Class
C Basketball Championship: Captains Julie Clark, Rachael Clark
and Kristen Gower; Jen Russell, Sarah Ludington, Katie Churchhill,
Brielle Daggett, Erin Foster, Kari Redding, Julie Reynolds, Angela
DeWitt, Lindsy Goodine, Bif Churchill, Jessica Crossman and Amy
Francis; Coach Bob McShane and Assistant Coaches Jen Pinette
and Brenda Batson; (SLS 445)
      Bryan McQuade, a student at Ellsworth High School, who is
one of six students being honored at an awards ceremony at the
Blaine House for having the highest scores on the reading, writing
and mathematics sections of the 1997 Maine Educational
Assessment. We extend our congratulations to him on his
achievement; (SLS 446)
      Lieutenant James Peva of the Maine Department of Marine
Resource who is retiring after 24 years of service. Lieutenant Peva
has made an important contribution to the protection of marine
resources on the coast of this State and to the preservation of law
and order among users of those resources. We wish him well in
his retirement; (SLS 447)
      Harvey Crowley and his contributions to the fisheries of Down
East Maine.        Mr. Crowley helped to found the Down East
Lobstermen’s Association and most recently served as its
President. He also served as President of the Corea Lobster Co-
op. Mr. Crowley provided legendary testimony at both state and
federal fisheries hearings. We wish him the best as he retires from
active duty and look forward to continuing to see him on the
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      Missy Doyan, a member of the Biddeford High School Band,            extend our congratulations and best wishes to him on this
who has been chosen for the All-State Concert Band. We extend             achievement; (SLS 470)
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our congratulations and best wishes to her on this                             Alberta Monta, of Newburgh, on the occasion of 80 birthday.
accomplishment; (SLS 456)                                                 We extend our congratulations and best wishes to her on this
      Tom Bourgault, a member of the Biddeford High School Band,          special occasion; (SLS 471)
who has been chosen for the All-State Concert Band. We extend                  V. Paul Reynolds, of Hampden, Director of the Division of
our congratulations and best wishes to him on this                        Public Information and Education, for his 3½ years of service to the
accomplishment; (SLS 457)                                                 Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. We extend our
      Libby Johnsen, a member of the Biddeford High School, who           appreciation to Mr. Reynolds for his dedicated service and
has been chosen for the All-State Concert Band. We extend our             commitment to the department; (SLS 472)
congratulations and beat wishes to her on this accomplishment;                 Daniel Tourtelotte, on his retirement after 20 years with the
(SLS 458)                                                                 Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife as Major of the Maine
      Shawn Boissoneault, a member of the Biddeford High School           Warden Service. Mr. Tourtelotte also served as the acting Colonel
Band, who has been chosen for the All-State Concert Band. We              of the Maine Warden Service. We extend our appreciation to Mr.
extend our congratulations and best wishes to him on this                 Tourtelotte for his dedicated service and commitment to the
accomplishment; (SLS 459)                                                 department and offer him our best wishes on his retirement; (SLS
      Terrance H. LeBlanc, who was the custodian for the Sanford          473)
Memorial Gymnasium for the last 15 years, after a valiant 19-                  Parker Tripp, of Vassalboro, on the occasion of his retirement
month battle with cancer. He will be sadly missed by his loving           after 22 years of service with the Department of Inland Fisheries
mother, brother, relatives and many friends; (SLS 460) (IN                and Wildlife as Colonel of the Maine Warden Service. We extend
MEMORIAM)                                                                 our appreciation to Mr. Tripp for his dedicated service and
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      the Maine Development Foundation as it celebrates its 20            commitment to the department and offer him our best wishes on
year of service to the citizens of this State. We appreciate and          his retirement; (SLS 474)
acknowledge its mission to promote the economic growth of the                  Corliss Chastain, of Hallowell, recipient of the 1998 Maine Art
State by providing a common ground for diverse interests to work          Educator Award, who has been honored for her contribution to art
together, building the State’s leadership capacity and fostering new      education and arts advocacy as an art teacher at the Maranacook
ideas for economic growth. We appreciate the commitment of its            Community School for the past 16 years. She is an artist and
Board and staff and look forward to working with them in the future;      teacher who brings excitement and inspiration to her students;
(SLS 461)                                                                 (SLS 475)
      Patrick J. Finn, an eighth-grade student at Bath Middle School,          Sally T. Smith, of Kennebunk, a sharing, caring, honest,
who has won the Sagadahoc County Spelling Bee, and in                     ethical and compassionate young woman. Ms. Smith was a
extending our congratulations and best wishes to him; (SLS 462)           sophomore at Kennebunk High School and was active in the band.
      John Staples, whose “second profession” as a dedicated              She was a member of the Student Council and the Peer Helpers.
volunteer to numerous worthwhile charitable and nonprofit                 She was also a member of Christ Church were she was active in
organizations, including Hurricane Island Outward Bound School,           the church youth group. Ms. Smith left a permanent mark on the
Portland Symphony Orchestra, Maine Maritime Museum,                       Kennebunk community and she will be greatly missed by family,
Emergency Room Volunteer, Maine Medical Center, North                     friends and the school; (SLS 476) (IN MEMORIAM)
Yarmouth Academy, World Affairs Council of Maine, Opportunity
Farm for Boys, Portland Chapter of SCORE and Court Mediation
Service and as a CASA Volunteer, is greatly appreciated by the
citizens of Maine. Mr. Staples began volunteering after retiring
from the Great Northern Paper Company where, after his college
years, he apprenticed as a forester in the most northern regions of
Maine and eventually served as a vice-president of sales for the
company. He and his wife, Barbara, retired to Yarmouth where
John began his career as a volunteer; (SLS 463)
      Lynn (Beaulieu) and John Arnoldy, Crystal Lynn’s Restaurant,
as Madawaska Business Persons of the year. The restaurant has
grown to become one of the St. John Valley’s most popular
eateries.     Mr. And Mrs. Arnoldy are very involved in their
community and were the driving force behind the very popular
Madawaska’s Christmas in the Park celebration. We extend our
congratulations to them; (SLS 464)
      Walter Crayton Davenport, of Rangeley, on the occasion of his
   th
80 birthday, April 4, 1998. Mr. Davenport is a valiant and
decorated soldier, a committed community member, a caring family
man and a supporter of young people.                 We extend our
congratulations and best wishes to him on this special occasion;
(SLS 465)
      Jeanne Davis, of Augusta, a recipient of a 1998 Jefferson
Award for her dedication and commitment to the Augusta
community, especially for her work with Cambodian refugee
families. Throughout the years, she has paved the way for
immigrant families, hosted exchange students, worked at the
Augusta Food Bank and served as a representative of the Maine
Peace Fund. We extend our appreciation to her for her committed
service to the people of the State and congratulate her on receiving
this prestigious award; (SLS 466)
      Rod Swank, of Pemaquid, whose swift and heroic actions were
directly responsible for saving the life of William Horton; (SLS 467)
      William Martin, of Biddeford, on the special occasion of his
retirement from the Maine Turnpike Authority. We acknowledge
his dedicated service and extend our congratulations and best
wishes to him; (SLS 468)
        that March 26, 1998 is Organ and Tissue Donor Awareness
Day in Maine. We acknowledge the generosity of those who have
donated in the past and those who have offered donations in the
future to give countless people a second chance at life. We extend
our appreciation to the people who dedicate their time in making it
possible for a donor bank to be available for people in need of a
transplant; (SLS 469)
      Casey LaFlamme, of Biddeford, who is the recipient of the
1998 Travis Roy Award, which is presented annually to an
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     Steven Dube, of Boy Scout Troop #270 in Frenchville, who has      soil rotation and increase acreage to support larger family units.
attained the high rank and distinction of Eagle Scout. We extend       They have computerized the farm office, constructed computerized
our congratulations to him on this achievement; (SLS 477)              climate controlled storage and modernized and retrofitted existing
     the Society of Colonial Wars in the State of Maine on the         storage. They are the parents of Sylvia and Jacob. We extend our
celebration of its centennial. The Society was organized in 1898 to    congratulations to them on this accomplishment; (SLS 494)
honor the people who, in military, naval and civil positions of high        Rogis and Lillian Keaton, of Caribou, on the occasion of their
trust and responsibility, by their acts or counsel assisted in the     50th Wedding Anniversary. We extend our congratulations and
establishment, defense and preservation of the American Colonies.      best wishes to them on this special occasion; (SLS 495)
The Society perpetuates the memory of the events of colonial                the Drama Club at North Haven Community School, the
history that took place between the settlement of Jamestown,           smallest K-12 school in Maine, which won the 1998 State
Virginia in 1607 to the Battle of Lexington in 1775; (SLS 478)         Championship at the Maine Drama Festival, Division II. Their
     Abby Povich, a senior at Ellsworth High School, who is the        performance of a scene from Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's
recipient of a 1998 Principal's Award by the Maine Principals'         Dream," directed by John Wulp, also earned an Ensemble Acting
Association in recognition of her academic performance and her         Award. Matthew Brown, selected for the Division II All-Festival
extracurricular activities. Abby has been active in drama, music       Cast, competed with fellow performers Chris Brown, Dylan
and French. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to her       Jackson, Tristan Jackson, Morgan Mayo and Asa Pingree. The
on this occasion; (SLS 479)                                            technical crew was stage manager Elizabeth Baribeau, assistant
     Jason M. Fuller, of Palermo, who has attained the high rank       stage manager Quincy Davisson and lighting technician Adam
and distinction of Eagle Scout. We extend our congratulations to       Alexander. We extend our congratulations to them, to Principal
him on this achievement; (SLS 480)                                     Barney Hallowell and to their very proud community on their
     Jeffrey L. Malloy, of Palermo, who has attained the high rank     achievements; (SLS 496)
and distinction of Eagle Scout. We extend our congratulations to            Dylan, Tristan and Hope Jackson, of Green Island, who were
him on this achievement; (SLS 481)                                     the winners of Outside Magazine's Adventure Exploration Grant
     Hillary Bouchard, a student at Old Town High School, recipient    Contest. This contest had over 250 entries from across the nation.
of the 1998 Principal's Award sponsored by the Maine Principals'       The winning proposal of these 3 home-schooled students is for a
Association. We extend our congratulations to her on this              30-day expedition to explore Baffin Island, Northwest Territories,
achievement; (SLS 482)                                                 Canada, where they hope to be joined by young members of the
     Mike Dow, of Newburgh, who is a member of Boy Scout Troop         Inuit community. We extend our congratulations and best wishes
#309, who has attained the high rank and distinction of Eagle          for a successful adventure; (SLS 497)
Scout. We extend our congratulations to him on this achievement;            Katie Mailman, of Falmouth, on breaking her own state record
(SLS 483)                                                              with 477 points in Southwestern Maine championships. She was
     Candace M. Crommett, of Vassalboro, a devoted wife, mother        named swimmer of the meet. Ms. Mailman ended her high school
and grandmother. Candy was a talented artist. She was a school         swimming career with 4 Class B diving titles, 4 Class B diver-of-
bus driver and a park receptionist at Lake St. George State Park.      the-year awards and was selected to the Maine Sunday Telegram
She will be greatly missed by her family and friends; (SLS 484) (IN    All-State team 4 times. She is a seven-time
MEMORIAM)
     Matthew Morin, of Eddington, who has been honored as the
1998 Student of the Year at Eastern Maine Technical College. He
will also receive the John H. Lapoint, Jr. Scholarship Award for
Leadership. We acknowledge his achievement and extend our
congratulations to him; (SLS 485)
     Kevin Rock, a senior at Kennebunk High School, who received
the Western Maine Conference Good Citizenship Award. We
extend our congratulations to him on this achievement; (SLS 486)
     Karly Bundy, a junior at Kennebunk High School, who has
been named to the All-York County Coast Star Girls' Basketball
Team. We extend our best wishes to her on this accomplishment;
(SLS 487)
Kerry Smith, a senior at Kennebunk High School, who received the
Western Maine Conference Good Citizenship Award. We extend
our congratulations to her on this achievement; (SLS 488)
     Claire Hesson, a junior at Kennebunk High School, who has
been named to the All-York County Coast Star Girls' Basketball
Team.       We extend our congratulations to her on this
accomplishment; (SLS 489)
     the month of May as "Leave a Legacy Month." "Leave a
Legacy" is a community-based public awareness program
designed to educate and motivate people to support local charities
and nonprofit organizations of their choice; (SLS 490)
     Wesley N. McKague, of Westbrook, a forester and Harborist.
Mr. McKague is described as an energetic worker who loved his
profession. Mr. McKague is credited for having started the City of
Westbrook's forestry department. He earned the valued "Tree City
USA" award for 5 consecutive years. He was a member of First
Baptist Church of Portland where he served on various boards and
committees and sang in the choir. He enjoyed square dancing and
reading. He will be missed by family and friends; (SLS 491) (IN
MEMORIAM)
     Erin Morse Fernald, of Mount Desert Island High School, who
received the 1998 Principal's Award. The award is sponsored by
the Maine Principals Association in recognition of academic
achievement and citizenship. We extend our congratulations to
her on this occasion; (SLS 492)
     Thornton Heights Engine Company No. 6, of South Portland,
on the occasion of its 75h Anniversary. The company was
organized in 1923 and was known as Hose Company No. 6. The
name was changed to Engine Company No. 6 in 1939 when the
present station was constructed with lumber from trees felled by
the hurricane of 1938. We extend our thanks to Thornton Heights
Engine Company No. 6 and its crew for their continued fire-fighting
service to the City of South Portland and its citizens; (SLS 493)
     Keith and Josie Labrie, who have been named 1998 Young
Farmers of the Year. On their farm, Mr. and Mrs. Labrie diversify
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New England champion on the 1- and 3-meter boards and a former           compliance with 20 elements that comprise a quality system. The
national qualifier in United States Swimming and Diving. She holds       requirements specified are aimed primarily at achieving customer
pool records at Bates, Westbrook and Riverton. We extend our             satisfaction by assuring conformity to standards at all stages from
congratulations and best wishes to her in her future at                  design to servicing of Saco Defense Incorporated products. We
Northeastern University; (SLS 498)                                       extend our congratulations to Saco Defense Incorporated and its
      Katie Getz, on improving her own Class B meet record in the        employees on this occasion; (SLS 512)
high jump by clearing 5’4½”. She also won the long jump and triple            William H. “Bill” Jordan, of Cape Elizabeth, for his years of
jump. Her 30 points led Greely to its third straight Class B state       dedicated service to the town. Mr. Jordan began his service to the
championship. She finished her indoor track career with 4 state          town 45 years ago when he enlisted as a volunteer firefighter.
long jump titles, 3 state high jump titles and a pair of state triple    Since then, he has distinguished himself in the community as the
jump titles. She has won 13 state championships in indoor and            longest-serving member of the Town Council, the Town Fire Chief,
outdoor track. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to          a 2-time Chair of the Board of Selectmen, a 6-time Chair of the
her in her future at Wheaton College; (SLS 499)                          Town Council, a member of the Fort Williams Purchase Committee
      Austin Ganly, who led the Greely “Rangers” Basketball Team         and a member of many other organizations and boards. We want
to back-to-back Class B state titles. He was named the state’s Mr.       to commend Mr. Jordan for his extraordinary contribution to the
Basketball and is a McDonald’s National All-American nominee.            town and to wish him well on his retirement from the council; (SLS
He is Greely’s all-time leading scorer with 1,171 points and the first   513)
Ranger to earn a Division I full basketball scholarship. He was               Eleanor Cushing, on the occasion of her retirement after 35
named MVP of the Western Class B tournament and winner of the            years of dedicated service as the Postmaster for the Cliff Island
Robert E. Butler Award as the Western Maine Conference’s                 Post Office. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to her
outstanding senior male student athlete.           We extend our         on her retirement; (SLS 514)
congratulations to him and wish him best of luck at the University of         William F. Powers, of Brunswick, upon his retirement as
New Hampshire; (SLS 500)                                                 Commander of the Department of Maine American Legion.
      Ethan Birmingham, of Kennebunk High School, who has been           Commander Powers has been a member of the American Legion
named to the 1998 All-York County Star County Boys’ Basketball           for 41 years. He has served the American Legion in various offices
Team. We extend our congratulations to him on this occasion;             including Post 2 Commander, Kennebec County Chaplin, Finance
(SLS 501)                                                                Committee Chairman Post 202, Past Third District Commander,
      Jason Nutting, of Kennebunk High School, who has been              Past Sagadahoc County Vice Commander, County Commander,
                                                                                                               nd                          st
named to the 1998 All-York County Coast Star Boys’ Basketball            Department Historian, Department 2 Vice Commander and 1
Team. We extend our congratulations to him on this occasion;             Vice Commander. He is currently a member of the Waterville Post
(SLS 502)                                                                No. 5. We extend our appreciation to him for his dedicated service
      Tyler Wentworth, of Kennebunk High School, who has been            to the American Legion and offer him our best wishes on this
named to the 1998 All-York County Coast Star Boys’ Basketball            occasion; (SLS 515)
Team. We extend our congratulations to him on this occasion;                  Helen M. Audet, upon her retirement as the President of the
(SLS 503)                                                                Department of Maine American Legion Auxiliary. Mrs. Audet has
      Peter P. Kovach, of Wiscasset, a former telephone company          been a member of the Auxiliary since 1974. During that time she
executive and marketing expert, who most recently served as the          has held many positions in the Auxiliary.         We extend our
president of Maine Events Marketing in Wiscasset, were he was            congratulations and best wishes to her; (SLS 516)
responsible for planning and coordinating fundraising and
marketing for the opening of the Casco Bay Bridge and Merrill
Auditorium. He was active in civic and service organizations,
having served as the campaign chairman of the United Way and as
a member of the board of directors of the Maine Public Relations
Council. He actively supported youth athletics and served as the
director of the Portland Lacrosse Program. Mr. Kovach, husband
of Barbara J. Dowling Kovach, was devoted to his family and
enjoyed boating, cooking, lacrosse and golf; (SLS 504) (IN
MEMORIAM)
                                        th
      Shaw and Tenny, of Orono, the 4 Oldest Marine Business in
the Nation, well known as makers of fine paddles for over a
century; (SLS 505)
      Byer Manufacturing Company, of Orono, well-known
manufacturers of canvas and wood products for over a century;
(SLS 506)
      William Ambrose, President of Bradco Manufacturing Co. of
Lisbon, upon being named 1998 Small Business Person of the
Year, known for his exemplary work relationships with his
employees.      We extend our congratulations to him on this
achievement; (SLS 507)
      Brad Nicholas Chasse, of Boy Scout Troop #56 in Medway,
who has attained the high rank and distinction of Eagle Scout. We
extend our congratulations and best wishes to him on this
achievement; (SLS 508)
      Mary “Ruth” Lawrence, of Kittery Point, on the occasion of her
   th
90 Birthday, April 25, 1998, and in extending our congratulations
and best wishes to her; (SLS 509)
      Lucinda “Cindy” Hebert, who received the 1998 AAUW
Achievement Citation Award. Her volunteer activities and career
accomplishments epitomize the spirit of an outstanding woman.
She currently serves on the Cary Medical Center Board of
Directors and previously served as Director of the Caribou
Chamber of Commerce and as a member of Caribou School
System Restructuring Committee, the Battered Women’s Project,
the Big Brother/Big Sister Program and the YMCA Board of
Directors. We extend our congratulations to her on this occasion;
(SLS 510)
      Matthew W. Koskela, of Woodstock, who has attained the high
honor and distinction of Eagle Scout, and in extending our
congratulations and best wishes to him; (SLS 511)
      Saco Defense Incorporated and its employees, upon
becoming ISO 9001 certified.             ISO 9001 is the most
comprehensive international standard established by the
International Organization for Standardization. This certification
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      Jamie Conner, who was named the outstanding graduating           Maine. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to him on
student in the College of Education and Human Development at           this achievement; (SLS 537)
the University of Maine. We extend our congratulations and best             Daniela Starcevic, of Old Town, who has been named
wishes on this occasion; (SLS 517)                                     Salutatorian of the 1998 graduating class of the University of
      Jennifer Fuller, who has been named the outstanding              Maine. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to her on
graduating student in the College of Natural Sciences, Forestry and    this achievement; (SLS 538)
Agriculture at the University of Maine.            We extend our            Eric Klocko, of Old Town, who has been named the Co-
congratulations and best wishes to her on this occasion; (SLS 518)     valedictorian of the 1998 graduating class of the University of
      Sandra Caron, Associate Professor of Family Relations, who       Maine. We extend our congratulations and best wishes on this
received the Presidential Outstanding Teaching Award at the            achievement; (SLS 539)
annual University of Maine Academic Honors Convocation. We                  Steve Shaler, who received the G. Peirce and Florence Pitts
extend our congratulations to her on this occasion; (SLS 519)          Webber award for research. Mr. Shaler is a faculty member in the
      Dana Humphrey, Professor of Civil and Environmental              Department of Forest Management at the College of Natural
Engineering, who received the Presidential Public Service              Sciences, Forestry and Agriculture at the University of Maine. We
Achievement Award at the annual University of Maine Academic           extend our congratulations and best wishes to him on this
Honors Convocation. We extend our congratulations on this              achievement; (SLS 540)
occasion; (SLS 520)                                                         David Field, who received the G. Peirce and Florence Pitts
      Doug Allen, Professor of Philosophy, who received the            Webber award for teaching. Mr. Field is a faculty member in the
Presidential Research and Creative Achievement Award at the            Department of Forest Management at the College of Natural
annual University of Maine Academic Honors Convocation. We             Sciences, Forestry and Agriculture at the University of Maine. We
extend our congratulations to him on this occasion; (SLS 521)          extend our congratulations and best wishes to him on this
      Fred Irons, the Roger C. and Virginia A. Castle Distinguished    achievement; (SLS 541)
Professor of Electrical Engineering, who was named the 1998                 M Susan Erich, who received the Sustainable Agriculture
Distinguished Maine Professor at the annual University of Maine        Salary Improvement Award. Ms. Erich is a faculty member in the
Academic Honors Convocation. We extend our congratulations to          Department of Forest Management at the College of Natural
him on this occasion; (SLS 522)                                        Sciences, Forestry and Agriculture at the University of Maine. We
      Scott Labby, who has been named the outstanding student in       extend our congratulations and best wishes to her on this
the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Maine.   achievement; (SLS 542)
We extend our congratulations and best wishes to him on this                Brenda Cote, who has received the Outstanding Classified
occasion; (SLS 523)                                                    Employee Award. Ms. Cote is an administrative assistant in the
      Richard Mason, who has been named the outstanding student        Department of Geological Sciences at the University of Maine. We
at the College of Engineering at the University of Maine. We           extend our congratulations and best wishes to her on this
extend our congratulations and best wishes to him on this              achievement; (SLS 543)
occasion; (SLS 524)                                                         Judy Polyot, who has received the Outstanding Classified
      Ann Soule, who has been named the outstanding graduating         Employee Award. Ms. Polyot is an administrative assistant in the
student in the Division of Lifelong Learning at the University of      Department of Geological Sciences at the University of
Maine. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to her on
this occasion; (SLS 525)
      Wendy Eckert, who has been named the outstanding
graduating student in the College of Business, Public Policy and
Health at the University of Maine. We extend our congratulations
and best wishes to her on this occasion; (SLS 526)
      Edwin D. Goodwin, of Boy Scout Troop #53 in East Corinth,
who has attained the high rank and distinction of Eagle Scout. We
extend our congratulations and best wishes to him on this
achievement; (SLS 527)
      Josiah Allen, of Boy Scout Troop #478 in Orono-Veazie, who
has attained the high tank and distinction of Eagle Scout. We
extend our congratulations and best wishes to him on this
achievement; (SLS 528)
      Robert Murdoch, of Boy Scout Troop #478 in Orono-Veazie,
who attained the high rank and distinction of Eagle Scout. We
extend our congratulations and best wishes to him on this
achievement; (SLS 529)
      Jayson M. Hebert, of Greenwood, who has attained the high
honor and distinction of Eagle Scout, and in extending our
congratulations and best wishes to him; (SLS 530)
      James Dobson, of Turner, who has earned the high rank and
distinction of Eagle Scout. We extend our congratulations and best
wishes to him on this achievement; (SLS 531)
      Dr. Frank Garfunkel, Professor Emeritus at Boston University
                                                th
and honorary degree recipient at the 116 Commencement
Exercise at the University of Maine at Fort Kent, for his
internationally recognized work in the movement toward de-
institutionalization of persons with mental retardation and mental
illness. Dr. Garfunkel began his career 40 years ago in Aroostook
County. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to him;
(SLS 532)
      Joseph Michael LaBrecque, of Boy Scout Troop #580, who
has attained the high honor and distinction of Eagle Scout, and in
extending our congratulations and best wishes to him; (SLS 533)
      Mrs. Arlene Van Deventer, who is retiring after 18 years of
dedicated service to the elementary and primary students of the
Town of Warren, and in extending our congratulations and best
wishes to her on this occasion; (SLS 534)
      Conrad and Theresa Beaudoin, of Biddeford, on the occasion
            th
of their 50 Wedding Anniversary, June 26, 1998. We extend our
congratulations and best wishes to Mr. and Mrs. Beaudoin on their
Golden Anniversary; (SLS 535)
      Matthew Pare, of Augusta, a student at St. Mary’s School,
who, from grade 1 to grade 8, had perfect attendance. We extend
our congratulations to Matthew on this accomplishment; (SLS 536)
      Peter Tessier, of Old Town, who has been named Co-
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Maine. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to her on          Institute. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to her on
this achievement; (SLS 544)                                             this achievement; (SLS 562)
      Suzanne Moulton, who has received the Outstanding                       Paul B. Collins, of Pittsfield, who has been named the
Classified Employee Award. Ms. Moulton is an administrative             Valedictorian of the 1998 graduating class of Maine Central
assistant in the History Department at the University of Maine. We      Institute. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to him on
extend our congratulations and best wishes to her on this               this achievement; (SLS 563)
achievement; (SLS 545)                                                  Gordon and Gloria McPhail, of Oakland, who will celebrate the
                                                                                              th
      Melanie Spencer, who has received the Professional                occasion of their 50 Wedding Anniversary, June 26, 1998, with
Employee Achievement Award. Ms. Spencer is the Publications             family and friends on May 30, 1998. Mr. and Mrs. McPhail have
editor in Cooperative Extension at the University of Maine. We          shown tremendous strength, loyalty and commitment to each other
extend our congratulations and best wishes to her on this               for over half a century and have set an example to follow for their
achievement; (SLS 546)                                                  children, grandchildren, and all who know them. We extend our
      Gayle Anderson, who has received the Professional Employee        congratulations and best wishes to them on this joyous occasion
Achievement Award. Ms. Anderson is the special assistant for            and wish them many more happy years together; (SLS 564)
research administration and in the Research and Sponsored                     Caribou Business and Professional Women, on the occasion
Programs at the University of Maine.               We extend our        of “Caribou Business and Professional Women Day,” June 7, 1998,
                                                                                         th
congratulations and best wishes to her on this achievement; (SLS        which is the 70 anniversary of the organization. Caribou Business
547)                                                                    and Professional Women provides support for the citizens of
      Edward Brazee, who has been presented with the James P.           Caribou, including awarding 3 local college scholarships annually.
Garvin Distinguished Service Award by the New England League            The organization also promotes legislation and public policy issues
of Middle Schools. Mr. Brazee is an associate professor at the          of concern to women and provides a variety of services and
University of Maine and was recognized for his pioneering work          training to its members. Caribou Business and Professional
and advocacy of quality education for early adolescents. We             Women is active politically because it realizes that women will only
extend our congratulations and best wishes to him on this               be able to assume their rightful place in society by exercising
achievement; (SLS 548)                                                  power at the polls and by working to elect women and men who
      Nicole Binette, of Biddeford High School, who has earned the      share a commitment to equality and opportunity. We extend our
distinction of being named the Salutatorian of the graduating class     congratulations and best wishes to the members of Caribou
of 1998, and in extending our congratulations and best wishes to        Business and Professional Women as they celebrate this special
her; (SLS 549)                                                          anniversary; (SLS 565)
      Adam Robbins, of Biddeford High School, who has earned the              Dr. Gordon S. Johnston, of Sanford Regional Vocational
distinction of being named the Valedictorian of the graduating class    Center, who is retiring after 21 years of dedicated service to the
of 1998, and in extending our congratulations best wishes to him;       youth of the Town of Sanford and York County. We extend our
(SLS 550)                                                               congratulations and best wishes to him; (SLS 566)
      Adam C. Mitchell, of Boy Scout Troop #610 in Richmond, who              the following top 10 graduating students in the Sanford High
has attained the high honor and distinction of Eagle Scout, and in      School Class of 1998: Rebecca J. Hakala, Valedictorian; Brook L.
extending our congratulations and best wishes to him; (SLS 551)         Ames, Salutatorian; Daniel F. Tardiff; Rebecca J. Griffin; Andrew D.
      David Kilgore, of Boy Scout Troop #684 in Augusta, who has        Kalman; Nathaniel J. Andrade; Emily L. Fullerton;
attained the high honor and distinction of Eagle Scout, and in
extending our congratulations and best wishes to him; (SLS 552)
      Lorraine Pelletier, of Auburn, upon receiving her United States
Citizenship. We extend our best wishes and congratulations to her
on this occasion; (SLS 553)
      A Circle of Friends, the people's United Methodist Churches
worldwide ministry. A Circle of Friends was started in 1984 by
Kevin Malcom as a way to reach out to other churches in nations
all over the world. The ministry started out very slowly with
fellowships with a church in Elk, Poland and another in Napoli,
Italy. It now has grown to 36 churches in 36 nations. We extend
our appreciation to the members of the ministry for their dedication
and commitment to world peace and offer our best wishes for
continued success; (SLS 554)
      Emily Menard, who has received the Bausch and Lomb
Science Award. This award is given to the junior student who has
attained the highest scholastic standing in science subjects and is
presented each year to students at participating schools in the
United States, Canada and several foreign nations. We extend our
congratulations and very best wishes to her on her achievement;
(SLS 555)
      Joey Adams, of Corinna, who has been named Salutatorian of
the 1998 graduating class of Nokomis Regional High School. We
extend our congratulations and best wishes to him on this
achievement; (SLS 556)
      Amanda Gregnon, of Palmyra, who has been named
Valedictorian of the 1998 graduating class of Nokomis Regional
High School. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to
her on this achievement; (SLS 557)
      Michelle Bosse, of Levant, who has been named Valedictorian
of the 1998 graduating class of Hermon High School. We extend
our congratulations and best wishes to her on this achievement;
(SLS 558)
      Amy Lewia, of Levant, who has been named Salutatorian of
the 1998 graduating class of Hermon High School. We extend our
congratulations and best wishes to her on this achievement; (SLS
559)
      Tiffany Curtis, of Hampden, who has been named Salutatorian
of the 1998 graduating class of Hampden Academy. We extend
our congratulations and best wishes to her on this achievement;
(SLS 560)
      Gabriel Brooks, of Hampden, who has been named
Valedictorian of the 1998 graduating class of Hampden Academy.
We extend our congratulations and best wishes to him on this
achievement; (SLS 561)
      Joo Ohk Yi, of Seoul, Korea, who has been named the
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Ryan S. Perham; Katherine A. Collins and Lorraine M. Vollor. We        graduating class. We extend our congratulations and best wishes
extend our congratulations and best wishes to them on their            to her on this achievement; (SLS 582)
achievements; (SLS 567)                                                     Sarah Denniston, who has earned the distinction of being
      Gregory A. Mitchell, of Yarmouth, on his departure as            named Valedictorian of the 1998 graduating class at Kennebunk
Executive Director of the Midcoast Council for Business                High School. We extend our congratulation to Sarah on this
Development (MCBD). During his 2 years with MCBD, Mr. Mitchell         accomplishment; (SLS 583)
helped to make MCBD one of 7 regional economic development                  Alisha Gould, who has earned the distinction of being named
regions recognized by the State, was instrumental in bringing 900      Salutatorian of the 1998 graduating class at Kennebunk High
jobs to the Bath, Brunswick, Topsham area, helped to build             School.     We extend our congratulations to Alisha on this
financial position for MCBD and played a leading role in               accomplishment; (SLS 584)
development of business parks in Bath and Topsham. The                      Kerry Smith, a member of the 1998 graduating class at
significant accomplishments Greg Mitchell has made over a short        Kennebunk High School who has earned the distinction of High
period are the products of an unusually brilliant and dedicated        Honors.      We extend our congratulations to Kerry on this
professional. He will truly be missed by the citizens of the Bath,     accomplishment; (SLS 585)
Brunswick, Topsham area. We extend our best wishes to him in                Sarah Bean, a member of the 1998 graduating class at
his future endeavors; (SLS 568)                                        Kennebunk High School who has earned the distinction of High
      Michael B. Nicholas, of Portland, a member of Boy Scout          Honors.     We extend our congratulations to Sarah on this
Troop #83 in Westbrook, who has earned the high rank and               accomplishment; (SLS 586)
distinction of Eagle Scout. Michael has been active in Scouting             Robin Blotnick, a member of the 1998 graduating class at
since he was 6 years old and has accumulated 25 Merit Badges on        Kennebunk High School who has earned the distinction of High
his trail to Eagle Scout. He has contributed his time unselfishly      Honors.     We extend our congratulations to Robin on this
and is an asset to his community as he works toward achieving his      accomplishment; (SLS 587)
purpose in life: to leave this country and world a better place. We         Lisa Wellman, a member of the 1998 graduating class at
acknowledge his dedication and we extend our congratulations and       Kennebunk High School who has earned the distinction of High
best wishes to him on this achievement; (SLS 569)                      Honors.      We extend our congratulations to Lisa on this
      Walter Abbott, associate professor of physical education and a   accomplishment; (SLS 588)
former Black Bear Coach at the University of Maine, who received            Amanda Otis, a member of the 1998 graduating class at
the Contribution to Amateur Football Award from the State of Maine     Kennebunk High School who has earned the distinction of High
Chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of        Honors. We extend our congratulations to Amanda on this
Fame, Incorporated. The award is presented to a Maine resident         accomplishment; (SLS 589)
whose life epitomizes dedication to amateur football; (SLS 570)             Rebecca Bradbury, a member of the 1998 graduating class at
      Andrew McCormick, a student at Mattanawcook Academy,             Kennebunk High School who has earned the distinction of High
who has been named a winner in the 1998 Academy Music                  Honors. We extend our congratulations to Rebecca on this
Society’s Youth Competition held in Orono on May 2, 1998. We           accomplishment; (SLS 590)
offer our congratulations to Andrew on this achievement and                 Darren Case, a member of the 1998 graduating class at
extend to him our best wishes on future endeavors; (SLS 571)           Kennebunk High School who has earned the distinction of High
      Daniel Burnson, a student at Orono High School, who has
been named a National Merit scholar by the National Merit
Scholarship Corporation. We offer our congratulations to Daniel on
this achievement and extend our best wishes to him on his future
endeavors; (SLS 572)
      Heidi Goslin, a junior at Penobscot Valley High School, in
Howland, who received the Society of Women Engineers Science
and Mathematics Award by the Maine Society of Women
Engineers. Heidi was selected on the basis of her 3 years of
excellence in mathematics and science.             We extend our
congratulations to her on this occasion; (SLS 573)
      Josh Archer, a junior at Penobscot Valley High School, in
Howland, who has been named the Xerox Award recipient for
Humanities/Social Sciences by the Xerox Corporation. Josh was
selected on the basis of scholarship in the humanities/social
sciences, leadership and community service. We extend our
congratulations to him on this occasion; (SLS 574)
      Al and Mary Dubay, former longtime residents of Orono who
                                     th
celebrated the occasion of their 50 Wedding Anniversary, March
29, 1998. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Mr.
and Mrs. Dubay; (SLS 575)
      Steve Kahl, of Old Town, director of the University of Maine’s
Water Research Institute, who has received an Environmental
Merit Award from the United States Environmental Protection
Agency for his efforts to protect New England’s natural resources.
We extend our congratulations to him on this occasion; (SLS 576)
      Edwin and Barbara Fogg, of Freeport, on the occasion of their
   th
50 Wedding Anniversary, June 4, 1998.              We extend our
congratulations and best wishes to them on this special occasion;
(SLS 577)
      the opening of Eastern Maine Technical College, in Belfast,
and in extending our appreciation to the citizens of Waldo County
for their involvement in promoting vocational education. We wish
the school success throughout the coming years; (SLS 578)
      Christina Marie Guerrette, of Wisdom High School, who has
earned the distinction of being named the Valedictorian of the 1998
graduating class. We extend our congratulations and best wishes
to her on this achievement; (SLS 579)
      Jody Jaye Daigle, of Wisdom High School, who has earned
the distinction of being named Honor Essayist of the 1998
graduating class. We extend our congratulations and best wishes
to him on this achievement; (SLS 580)
      Becky Lynn Pelletier, of Wisdom High School, who has earned
the distinction of being named Salutatorian of the 1998 graduating
class. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to her on
this achievement; (SLS 581)
      Jill Francine Michaud, of Wisdom High School, who has
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Honors.       We extend our congratulations to Darren on this            medical equipment and supplies.              We acknowledge their
accomplishment; (SLS 591)                                                dedication and unselfish service and extend our congratulations
      Genevieve Wolff, a member of the 1998 class at Kennebunk           and best wishes to them; (SLS 607)
High School who has earned the distinction of High Honors. We                 Arthur G. Eaton, of Bangor, Maine Maritime Academy
extend our congratulations to Genevieve on this accomplishment;          graduate and veteran of the Merchant Marine during World War II,
(SLS 592)                                                                who will be honored in St. Petersburg Russia with an award given
      Tiffany Burns, a member of the 1998 graduating class at            by the Russian people for his heroic contributions to Russian and
Kennebunk High School who has earned the distinction of High             American relations. In the winter of 1944, Mr. Eaton Sailed on one
Honors.       We extend our congratulations to Tiffany on this           of 66 merchant ships carrying rations to the starving Soviet
accomplishment; (SLS 593)                                                population near the city of Murmansk. Enemy submarines chased
      Heidi Goslin, a junior at Penobscot Valley High School in          the merchant fleet through frigid waters and sank many ships: only
Howland, who received the Williams College Book Award by the             9 made it to Murmansk. Mr. Eaton will receive the award on behalf
Williams Alumni Association in Williamstown, Massachusetts.              of all those who lost their lives during the merchant fleet war effort.
Heidi was selected on the basis of her demonstration of intellectual     We acknowledge his efforts and extend our congratulations and
leadership and significant contribution to the extracurricular life of   very best wishes to him; (SLS 608)
the school.      We extend our congratulations to her on this                 Dwight E. McIntosh, Vice Flotilla Commander of the United
achievement; (SLS 594)                                                   States Coast Guard Auxiliary’s Flotilla 108 in Searsport, Maine,
      Kristin Sereyko, a senior at Penobscot Valley high School in       who will be presented with the “Peace Over the Oceans Medal” in
                                 st
Howland, who received the 21 Century Book Award. The Award               St. Petersburg, Russia. The medal, cast with brass taken from the
is given to four students who have been selected by their school’s       propellers of nuclear submarines of the United States and Russia,
English department for outstanding improvement in the subject of         will be presented by Andrew Kelinichencko, a former Russian
                                                                                                                        nd
English. This award acknowledges exceptional individual merit.           Navel Commander. Mr. McIntosh is the 2 known American to
We extend our congratulations to her on this achievement; (SLS           receive this medal recognizing those who have worked to help
595)                                                                     secure world peace. He will attend a reception in St. Petersburg
      Joshua Carrier, a freshman at Penobscot Valley high School in      aboard the Maine Maritime Academy ship “State of Maine.” We
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Howland, who received the 21 Century Book Award. The Award               extend our congratulations and best wishes to him; (SLS 609)
is given to four students who have been selected by their school’s            Dr. Brian Franck, founder and music director of the Lewiston-
English department for outstanding improvement in the subject of         Auburn Children’s Chorus, and 2 of his students, Danielle Marie
English. This award acknowledges exceptional individual merit.           Gagne of Poland, Maine and Andrew Girouard of Lewiston, Maine
We extend our congratulations to him on this achievement; (SLS           will attend a reception aboard the Maine Maritime Academy ship
596)                                                                     “State of Maine” in St. Petersburg, Russia. They will perform at the
      Leah Cummings, a sophomore at Penobscot Valley high                Capella Hall and the Philharmonic Hall to honor members of the
                                              st
School in Howland, who received the 21 Century Book Award.               Leningrad Boys Choir, which visited Maine in 1990. We extend our
The Award is given to four students who have been selected by            congratulations and very best wishes to them on this special
their school’s English department for outstanding improvement in         occasion; (SLS 610)
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the subject of English. This award acknowledges exceptional                   the town of Waldoboro on the 225 Anniversary of its
individual merit. We extend our congratulations to her on this           incorporation. The Town of Waldoboro is located in the
achievement; (SLS 597)
      Susan Sirois, a junior at Penobscot Valley high School in
                                 st
Howland, who received the 21 Century Book Award. The Award
is given to four students who have been selected by their school’s
English department for outstanding improvement in the subject of
English. This award acknowledges exceptional individual merit.
We extend our congratulations to her on this achievement; (SLS
598)
      Danny Madore, upon his retirement after 35 years of service to
the children of the Madawaska School System, and in extending
our congratulations and very best wishes to him; (SLS 599)
      Sister Joan Ayotte, upon her retirement after 24 years of
service to the Children of the Madawaska School System, and in
extending our congratulations and very best wishes to her; (SLS
600)
      Jessica Saucier, who has earned the distinction of being
named Salutatorian of the 1998 graduating class of Fort Kent
Community High School, and in extending our congratulations and
best wishes on her future endeavors; (SLS 601)
      Leah Theriault, who has earned the distinction of being named
Valedictorian of the 1998 graduating class of Fort Kent Community
High School, and in extending our congratulations and best wishes
on her future endeavors; (SLS 602)
      Katherine Selva, who is the Honor Essayist of the 1998
graduating class at Fort Kent Community High School, and in
extending our congratulations and very best wishes to her on her
future endeavors; (SLS 603)
      Lorraine Redwine, upon her retirement after 30 years of
service to the children of the Madawaska School System, and in
extending our congratulations and very best wishes to her; (SLS
604)
      John Morin, upon his retirement after 18 years of service to the
children of the Madawaska School System, and in extending our
congratulations and very best wishes to him; (SLS 605)
      Rod Rodrigues, founder and director of Focus International, an
organization dedicated to developing programs that foster
understanding and sharing between different cultures. He will be
presented with an award as Ambassador of International Goodwill
for his 7 years of diplomatic efforts that have helped to achieve and
maintain better relations between the United States and Russia.
He will be honored in St. Petersburg, Russia at a reception aboard
the Maine Maritime Academy ship “State of Maine.” We extend our
congratulations and best wishes to him; (SLS 606)
      Sister Mary Norberta and St. Joseph Hospital of Bangor, who
will be honored in a ceremony before the St. Petersburg Legislative
Committee and the United States Consulate in St. Petersburg,
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picturesque Mid-Coast Region of Lincoln County and was named           Berwick Academy. We extend our congratulations to her on this
for General Samuel Waldo. The Town has a rich history involving        accomplishment; (SLS 630)
fishing and farming and is the home of the 5-masted schooner and            Alexandra Steigrad, of Ogunquit, who has earned the
of former Governor and U.S. Senator Frederick Paine. We extend         distinction of being one of the top ten students of the 1998
our congratulations and best wishes to the citizens of this            graduating class at Berwick Academy.              We extend our
community as they celebrate this special occasion; (SLS 611)           congratulations to her on this accomplishment; (SLS 631)
     Edward P. Shannon, of Ogunquit, Executive Director of Aids             Lauren Williams-Bernard, of Lee, New Hampshire, who has
Response to the Seacoast. Mr. Shannon was active in Maine’s            earned the distinction of being one of the top ten students of the
chapter of Dignity, the national organization established by gay and   1998 graduating class at Berwick Academy. We extend our
lesbian Catholics. He also headed the Maine Lesbian-Gay Political      congratulations to her on this accomplishment; (SLS 632)
Alliance in 1991. He enjoyed the out-of-doors, sailing, gardening,          Oriana R. Harris, of Kittery, who has earned the distinction of
hiking, skiing, traveling and his special companion, Max, springer     being one of the top ten students of the 1998 graduating class at
spaniel. Mr. Shannon will be sadly missed by all who knew him;         Traip Academy. We extend our congratulations to her on this
(SLS 612) (IN MEMORIAM)                                                accomplishment; (SLS 633)
     Jessica Weare, of Cape Neddick, who has earned the                     Matthew A. Plante, of Kittery, who has earned the distinction of
distinction of being one of the top ten students of 1998 graduating    being one of the top ten students of the 1998 graduating class at
class at York High School. We extend our congratulations to her        Traip Academy. We extend our congratulations to him on this
on this accomplishment; (SLS 613)                                      accomplishment; (SLS 634)
     Alexis Ramby, of Cape Neddick, who has earned the                      Rebecca T. Kelso, of Kittery, who has earned the distinction of
distinction of being one of the top ten students of 1998 graduating    being one of the top ten students of the 1998 graduating class at
class at York High School. We extend our congratulations to her        Traip Academy. We extend our congratulations to her on this
on this accomplishment; (SLS 614)                                      accomplishment; (SLS 635)
     Mary Kathryn Brennan, of York, who has earned the distinction          Christy L. Proctor, of Kittery, who has earned the distinction of
of being one of the top ten students of 1998 graduating class at       being one of the top ten students of the 1998 graduating class at
York High School. We extend our congratulations to her on this         Traip Academy. We extend our congratulations to her on this
accomplishment; (SLS 615)                                              accomplishment; (SLS 636)
     Courtney Audet, of York, who has earned the distinction of             Anita R. Tibbits, of Kittery, who has earned the distinction of
being one of the top ten students of 1998 graduating class at York     being one of the top ten students of the 1998 graduating class at
High School. We extend our congratulations to her on this              Traip Academy. We extend our congratulations to her on this
accomplishment; (SLS 616)                                              accomplishment; (SLS 637)
     Jennifer Dennett, of York, who has earned the distinction of           Camie L. Denault, of Kittery, who has earned the distinction of
being one of the top ten students of 1998 graduating class at York     being one of the top ten students of the 1998 graduating class at
High School. We extend our congratulations to her on this              Traip Academy. We extend our congratulations to her on this
accomplishment; (SLS 617)                                              accomplishment; (SLS 638)
     Heather Borowski, of York, who has earned the distinction of           James Robert Connors, of St. John, who devoted the last 30
being one of the top ten students of 1998 graduating class at York     years of life to aiding and assisting would-be scholars and reciting
High School. We extend our congratulations to her on this              poetry from his extensive memorized collection of work by world
accomplishment; (SLS 618)                                              poets, while always modest about his own works of poetry. Mr.
     Graeme Austin Wagoner-Lynch, of York Harbor, who has              Connors appeared frequently at schools, civic organizations and
earned the distinction of being one of the top ten students of 1998    social gatherings in the Valley, delighting
graduating class at York High School.              We extend our
congratulations to him on this accomplishment; (SLS 619)
     Samuel R. Peters, of York, who has earned the distinction of
being one of the top ten students of 1998 graduating class at York
High School. We extend our congratulations to him on this
accomplishment; (SLS 620)
     Lauren Gavin, of York, who has earned the distinction of being
one of the top ten students of the 1998 graduating class at York
High School. We extend our congratulations to her on this
accomplishment; (SLS 621)
     Kirsten Pierce, who has earned the distinction of being one of
the top ten students of the 1998 graduating class at York High
School.      We extend our congratulations to her on this
accomplishment; (SLS 622)
     Brandon McKenna, of Berwick, who has earned the distinction
of being named Valedictorian of the 1998 graduating class at
Berwick Academy. We extend our congratulations to him on this
accomplishment; (SLS 623)
     Katrina Jackson, of Rye, New Hampshire, who has earned the
distinction of being named the Salutatorian of the 1998 graduating
class at Berwick Academy. We extend our congratulations to her
on this accomplishment; (SLS 624)
     Michael Bartner, of Kennebunk, who has earned the distinction
of being one of the top ten students of the 1998 graduating class of
Berwick Academy. We extend our congratulations to him on this
accomplishment; (SLS 625)
     Gwen Hiltunen, of North Hampton, New Hampshire, who has
earned the distinction of being one of the top ten students of the
1998 graduating class at Berwick Academy. We extend our
congratulations to her on this accomplishment; (SLS 626)
     Sarah T. Jackson, who has earned the distinction of being one
of the top ten students of the 1998 graduating class at Berwick
Academy.       We extend our congratulations to her on this
accomplishment; (SLS 627)
     Shannon Kearns, of Acton, who has earned the distinction of
being one of the top ten students of the 1998 graduating class at
Berwick Academy. We extend our congratulations to her on this
accomplishment; (SLS 628)
     Alexandrea Roberts, of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, who has
earned the distinction of being one of the top ten students of the
1998 graduating class at Berwick Academy. We extend our
congratulations to her on this accomplishment; (SLS 629)
     Katie Rocheleau, of York, who has earned the distinction of
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young and old alike, which earned him the unofficial title of “Poet      on the occasion of this year’s reunion in Stockton Springs. We
Laureate of the St. John Valley”; (SLS 639) (IN MEMORIAM)                also express appreciation for Lucy’s many years of service to the
      Ryan John Gahagan, of Boy Scout Troop #177 in Presque              reunion; (SLS 652)
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Isle, who has attained the high rank and distinction of Eagle Scout.          the 50 Anniversary of the Farnsworth Art Museum in
We extend our congratulations to him on this achievement; (SLS           Rockland, whose rich historical spark served to kindle the cultural
640)                                                                     center which now illuminates not only mid-coast Maine, but all of
      Dr. Robert Mackey, a highly respected pediatrician in the          the State of Maine; and in appreciation of the vision and the
community of York. Dr. Mackey, affectionately known as “Dr. Bob,”        dedication of all those who have served the Farnsworth Art
was known for his kind and gentle manner and his concern and             Museum and brought it to the international renown it now enjoys
care for young patients and their parents. Dr. Mackey, the               and deserves; (SLS 653)
husband of Kathy Mackey, was also an avid sports fan, coaching                Onil A. Roy, a longtime science teacher and sports coach at
various teams for his sons, Josh, David and Luke. He sang in a           Traip Academy in Kittery, who is retiring after 34 years of teaching.
community arts group and performed in Easter pageants at St.             Mr. Roy was also involved with the camera and ski clubs at the
Christopher’s Catholic Church. Many will also remember him as            school and he was an inspiration to many students.                We
the “Voice of York” because he was the announcer for so many             acknowledge his many years dedicated service and we extend our
local basketball games. “Dr. Bob” will be greatly missed by all who      congratulations and best wishes to him; (SLS 654)
knew him; (SLS 641) (IN MEMORIAM)                                             Johanna Margaret Buehrer, a longtime teacher at Horace
      Terri Thornton, tennis coach at Mattanawcook Academy, who          Mitchell Elementary School in Kittery, who is retiring after 36 years
was named Coach of the Year for Eastern Maine. Her team, the             teaching. Mrs. Buehrer has been honored for her teaching as a
Lady Lynx finished the 1998 season by capturing its first Eastern        member of “Who’s Who in America’s Teachers” and the honorary
Maine title in the Class C championship. We extend our best              educator’s sorority Alpha Delta Kappa.           She has been an
wishes and congratulations to Coach Thornton; (SLS 642)                  inspiration to many students. We acknowledge her many years of
      Richard Marvel, a student at Penobscot Valley High School in       dedicated service and we extend our congratulations and best
Howland, who has received a New England Science Teachers                 wishes to her; (SLS 655)
Student Award. The award is presented to a student who, through               Donald Martin, of Van Buren and Madawaska, who was
personal initiative has done the most to promote awareness of            employed as a firefighter for the Van Buren Fire Department,
science or technology. We extend our congratulations to Richard          working as a driver and operator. He was an EMT-1 with the Van
on this occasion; (SLS 643)                                              Buren Ambulance Department and the Madawaska Ambulance
      the members of the Lady Lynx Tennis Team at Mattanawcook           Service. Mr. Martin will be greatly missed by his family and friends;
Academy and their coach Terri Thornton, upon capturing the 1998          (SLS 656) (IN MEMORIAM)
Eastern Maine Class C Championship.                 We extend our             James “Jim” Willard, of East Millinocket, on his retirement after
congratulations to the team on this occasion; (SLS 644)                  30 years of teaching at Schenck High School. Mr. Willard, a
      Betsey A. Glazier, on her retirement after 26 and ½ years of       longtime biology, environmental science and anatomy teacher, is
dedicated service as a Teacher of English at Sanford High School.        leaving to teach in Quito, Ecuador. He has had a great impact at
We extend our congratulations and best wishes to her on this             Schenck High School and was given the name “chief”
occasion; (SLS 645)
      Christoper W. Leigh, a student at Sanford High School, who
was named the 1998 Class A State Champion in the 400-meter
run. We extend our congratulations to Christopher on this
achievement; (SLS 646)
      David S. Rawson, Jr., of Oakland, an award-winning journalist
and political commentator. After a tour of duty in Vietnam, Mr.
Rawson returned to his beloved State of Maine, where he pursued
a newspaper career. He was also a member of the Army
Reserves, having retired as a colonel after 30 years of service. He
worked as a reporter, editor, editorial writer and columnist at
newspapers throughout the State. At the time of his death, he was
a columnist and editorial page editor for Central Maine
Newspapers, publisher of the Morning Sentinel of Waterville and
the Kennebec Journal of Augusta. He was well known for his
political column, “Politics on the Half Shell.” Mr. Rawson will be
remembered by many throughout the State for his ability to capture
the essence of an issue with wisdom and wit; (SLS 647) (IN
MEMORIAM)
      the Town of Frye Island, July 1, 1998, as it officially secedes
from the Town of Standish and becomes an independent Maine
town. Frye Island, a 900-acre summer colony in Sebago Lake, will
be Maine’s first part-time town. The birth of this new town was the
result of hard work by many islanders and residents of neighboring
communities. We wish them well in their independence; (SLS 648)
      the Town of Tremont, on the occasion of its Sesquicentennial
Anniversary. The town was founded in 1848 and the community
maintains its orientation to the sea from which many of its residents
continue to make their living. Views of ocean, hills, salt marsh and
meadow distinguish this town as a place of beauty and quiet. We
join the citizens of the Town of Tremont in celebrating this special
occasion and extend our congratulations; (SLS 649)
      Professor Walter G. McIntire, Director of the Center for
Research and Evaluation at the University of Maine, who has
received the Distinguished Service Award from the Maine School
Superintendents Association. He has been honored for his
outstanding contributions in education, his efforts to promote better
education and his assistance to other educators in the
development of their educational objectives; (SLS 650)
      Gordon Donaldson, Professor of Education at the University of
Maine, who has received the Distinguished Service Award from the
Maine School Superintendents Association. He has been honored
for his outstanding contributions in education, his efforts to promote
better education and his assistance to other educators in the
development of their educational objectives; (SLS 651)
      Lucy Dyer Denham, of Augusta, founder of the Dyer Family
Reunion, which brings together from all over the country
descendants of Dr. Willam Dyer (C. 1653-1738). We extend our
congratulations and best wishes to the Dyer Family descendants



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by students. He started the tennis program in 1971 and helped             and President Clinton following a personal White House tour.
both teams get to where they are now. He also headed up the               Bonnie touched the lives and hearts of so many people. She will
accreditation committee, coached junior high basketball and was           be greatly missed by her loving family and her many friends; (SLS
involved in numerous Gifted and Talented Groups. He conducted             673) (IN MEMORIAM)
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a study during the 1977 fire to help give students hands-on                    the 3 annual Penobscot River Festival, a tribute to the
experience while surveying the area. He started the project to            significance of the river. In the past, the 8,500 square miles of the
clean up the Spencer Pond area in East Millinocket. He will be            Penobscot River, with it numerous bays and tributaries, served as
missed by everyone at Schenck High School, the community and              a pathway for the Native Americans and the first settlers, and it has
all those animals he has helped throughout the years; (SLS 657)           also served those same individuals and their descendants as a
      Reverend and Mrs. Stephen Izzo, of Monticello, on the               source of sustenance while also providing jobs. Additionally, the
                       th
occasion of their 25 Wedding Anniversary, June 29, 1998. We               river played a major role in transforming the area into the lumber
extend our congratulations and best wishes to them on this special        capital of the world. The Penobscot River Festival focuses our
occasion; (SLS 658)                                                       attention to the scope of the river’s resources, its culture and
      the friends of Fort Knox who were the moving force in the           heritage, and reminds us of our obligation to act as attentive and
restoration of the historic Fort Knox. They raised thousands of           caring stewards of this significant natural resource; (SLS 674)
dollars and recruited businesses and members of the community to               the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Lodge #1470, in
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help with the restoration. They were very active in establishing a        Sanford, on its 75 Anniversary, July 11, 1998, and in extending
referendum to repair Fort Knox. They also helped to develop the           our congratulations and very best wishes; (SLS 675)
loon license plate to raise money to repair state parks and                    Barbara Tudor, Administrative Chief of the Damariscotta
historical sites. We extend our appreciation to the Friends of Fort       Region Chamber of Commerce, after 10 years as the first and only
Knox for all their help in preserving Maine’s parks for the citizens of   executive director. We acknowledge her dedicated service and
this State; (SLS 659)                                                     extend our congratulations and best wishes to her; (SLS 676)
      Navy League National President Jack M. Kennedy, on the                   the Orono-Old Town Kiwanis Club, which was honored for
occasion of his visit to the Casco Bay Maine Council Navy League          having the greatest number of community service projects and
On August 20, 1998. We extend our warmest wishes to him on his            member service hours of any Kiwanis club in Division II of the
visit to our State; (SLS 660)                                             Kiwanis New England District other Kiwanis clubs and for its
      Mark T. Tanguay, of Bethel, who has attained the high rank          outstanding newsletter. We extend our congratulations and best
and distinction of Eagle Scout. We extend our congratulations to          wishes; (SLS 677)
Mark on this achievement; (SLS 661)                                            the Penobscot Valley Hospital, of Lincoln, on the occasion of
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      Matthew R. Treadwell, of the Acton-Shapleigh Boy Scout              its 25 Anniversary of serving the community. Since 1973, the
Troop #320, who has attained the high rank and distinction of             hospital has been providing excellent health care to the citizens of
Eagle Scout. We extend our congratulations to Matthew on this             the Penobscot Valley; (SLS 678)
achievement; (SLS 662)                                                         Brett Weymouth, of Howland, who won the Bronze Medal in
      George Christopher Montee, of Boy Scout Troop #194 in Fort          the table tennis competition during the recent World Wheelchair
Fairfield, who has attained the high honor and distinction of Eagle       Games in Aylesbury, England, where he represented the United
Scout, and in extending our congratulations and best wishes to            States. We extend our congratulations to him on this notable
him; (SLS 663)                                                            achievement; (SLS 679)
      Ryan Jonathan Roy, of Boy Scout Troop #312, who has
attained the high honor and distinction of Eagle Scout, and in
extending our congratulation and best wishes to him; (SLS 664)
      Laura Gagnon, who has been named the champion of the
Southern Maine Women’s Golf Association. We extend our
congratulations to her on this achievement; (SLS 665)
      Philip McCarthy, of Kittery, on being named the Linc Stackpole
Manager of the Year by the Maine Town and City Managers
Association. This award is the most prestigious award bestowed
by the Maine Town and City Managers Association to a town
manager. We extend our congratulations to Mr. McCarthy on this
achievement; (SLS 666)
      Ruth K. Stevens, of Sherman, on the very special occasion of
          th
her 90 Birthday, August 21, 1998, and in extending our
congratulations and very best wishes to her; (SLS 667)
      Richard A. Eustis, of Old Town, for nearly 40 years of
dedicated service to the University of Maine and the University of
Maine System. He is retiring as Associate Vice Chancellor of
Facilities and we extend our congratulations and best wishes to
him on his retirement; (SLS 668)
      Gary Daniels, on the occasion of his retirement from Northeast
Health after years of dedicated service addressing the health care
concerns of Knox County and after shepherding the organization
through many changes. We extend our appreciation to him for his
commitment to the people and health care institutions of the mid-
coast region; (SLS 669)
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      the Damariscotta River Association on its 25 anniversary as a
                                             th
conservation organization and on its 10 anniversary as a land
trust. We extend our congratulations and best wishes on these
special achievements; (SLS 670)
      Veronica Garrett-Young, of Wellington, who has earned the
high honor and distinction of being the recipient of the Girl Scout
Silver Award, and in extending our congratulations and best
wishes; (SLS 671)
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      Wilbrod Morneault, of Frenchville, on his 90 Birthday, August
30, 1998. He is married to Theresa (Nadeau) and is a veteran of
the United States Army. Mr. Morneault was an electrician. He is
the father of Kenneth, Claude, Philip and Margaret and the
grandfather to Steven, Sharon, Karen and Jessica. We extend our
congratulations and very best wishes to him on this special
occasion; (SLS 672)
      Bonnie K. Britton, 11, of York after a courageous battle with
cancer. Bonnie had inspired and educated many people during the
four years she lived with this disease. She made a video about
cancer and became a public speaker and spoke to local
community organizations and graduate and undergraduate classes
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      Jerry Pardilla, President of Olamon Industries, Indian Island,     affectionately known in Ogunquit as the “candy man” for handing
who has been named the 1998 Minority Small Business Person of            out sweets to the kids. Mr. Merrill will be sadly missed by his family
the Year. Olamon Industries is a company that was formed by the          and friends; (SLS 694) (IN MEMORIAM)
Penobscot Indian Nation in 1985 to provide employment and                     Timothy Hooper, of Boy Scout Troop #307 in Kittery, who has
economic development at Indian Island. The company has                   attained the high honor and distinction of Eagle Scout, and in
transformed over the years from being an audio-cassette producer         extending our congratulations and best wishes to him; (SLS 695)
to becoming a high-tech plastic injection molder and electronics              Joey Mersereau, of Boy Scout Troop #127 in Alexander, who
assembler. Relying on the creativity and ingenuity of local people,      has attained the high honor and distinction of Eagle Scout, and in
it has entered new markets and has become more innovative and            extending our congratulations and best wishes to him; (SLS 696)
efficient, surpassing much larger competitors and achieving                   Darren Morrell, of Boy Scout Troop #127 in Alexander, who
success not only as a Native American business, but also as a            has attained the high honor and distinction of Eagle Scout, and in
small American business. We extend our congratulations to both           extending our congratulations and best wishes to him; (SLS 697)
Jerry Pardilla and Olamon Industries on this occasion; (SLS 680)              Jack Drake, who served as Superintendent of the Maine Sea
      W. Matthew Lewey, of Coastal Environmental Corporation in          Coast Mission from 1967 to 1998.              During that time jack
Hermon, who was nominated for Maine’s 1998 Minority Small                coordinated services to a large part of the Maine coast, providing
Business Person of the Year. We extend our congratulations to            food, clothing and peace for the spirit of those in need. He brought
Mr. Lewey for being selected as a nominee; (SLS 681)                     the great gift of music to countless people in Maine, soothing the
      the induction of Hugh J. Chisholm into the Paper Industry hall     troubled, bringing joy to the sorrowful and making the old young
of Fame on October 1, 1998, as one of the pioneering industrial          again. It is an uncommon darkness that can not be lit by Jack and
leaders in the nation.          Mr. Chisholm was an industrialist,       his piano. We extend our best wishes to him on his retirement;
entrepreneur, a founder of International Paper Company in 1898           (SLS 698)
and the founder of Oxford Paper Company in 1900. He is credited               Virginia Roberts, who is retiring after 46 years as a nurse at St.
with converting the Rumford area from an agriculturally based            Andrew Hospital in Boothbay Harbor, and after 51 years as a nurse
economy to an industrial economy. We acknowledge Hugh J.                 in the community. Virginia is a beloved and respected member of
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Chisholm’s introduction into the Paper Hall of Fame on the 100           the community who has helped with the growth and expansion of
Anniversary of the founding of International Paper Company and           the hospital; (SLS 699)
extend our respect and admiration for his work; (SLS 682)                     Joel David Brahim, of Boy Scout Troop #194 in Fort Fairfield,
      Travis Burton, of Boy Scout Troop #453, who has earned the         who has attained the high honor and distinction of
high rank and distinction of Eagle Scout. Travis is a senior at
Messalonskee High School and has been active with the Belgrade
Fire Department and Rescue Squad training programs. He is
currently a licensed Emergency Medical Technician and a
volunteer fireman. Travis selected the construction and erection of
municipal bulletin board as his Eagle Scout project. The bulletin
board is located in front of the Post Office in Belgrade and is used
to post information about important town events. We extend our
congratulations to Travis on this accomplishment; (SLS 683)
      Erma B. Whitehouse, of Island Falls, on the special occasion
            th
of her 90 Birthday, September 28, 1998, and in extending our
congratulations and warmest wishes to her; (SLS 684)
      Michael Boucher, of Boy Scout Troop #155 in Fryeburg, who
has attained the high honor and distinction of Eagle Scout, in
extending our congratulations and best wishes to him; (SLS 685)
               th
      the 100 Anniversary of the founding of the Islesford
Congregational Church, September 1, 1998. The church continues
to be the spiritual and community leader, offering guidance and
support to the Islesford community. We extend our congratulations
and best wishes to the Islesford Congregational Church on this
occasion; (SLS 686)
      Dominic Gioia, of Boy Scout Troop #65 in Corinna, who has
attained the high rank and distinction of Eagle Scout. We extend
our congratulations to Dominic on this achievement; (SLS 687)
      Joseph Andrew Picoraro, of South Portland, a member of Boy
Scout Troop No. 23, who has attained the high rank and distinction
of Eagle Scout. We extend our congratulations to him on this
achievement; (SLS 688)
      William “Bill” Vail as he steps down after 4 years as Executive
Director of the Maine Forest Products Council. Bill has served the
forests and people of Maine well and we wish him well in all future
endeavors; (SLS 689)
      the people and government of the Republic of China, on the
   th
87 anniversary of the founding of the Republic of China, and
recognize its recent initiatives to participate as a member of the
United Nations; (SLS 690)
      the 12,000 men and women who risk their lives to fight fires in
the State of Maine. We honor their dedication and commitment to
protecting life and property and remember fondly those brave men
and women who have answered their last call; (SLS 691)
      Nicholas Clark, of Boy Scout Troop No. 202 in Island Falls,
who has attained the high rank and distinction of Eagle Scout. We
extend our congratulations to him on this achievement; (SLS 692)
      Roland and Jacqueline Beaulieu Martin, on the special
                        th
occasion of their 50 Wedding Anniversary, November 3, 1998.
They are the parents of Gary, Rhonda, Kenneth, Kim and Tina, and
the grandparents of Travis, Jacob, Jennifer, Casey, Toby,
MacKenzie, Ryan and Morgan. We extend our congratulations and
best wishes to them; (SLS 693)
      Carl Merrill, a prominent businessman, community leader and
educator, whose absence in the town of Ogunquit will be surely
felt. Mr. Merrill, the beloved husband of Barbara J. Merrill, was a
two-time North American Champion of Pro Rally Racing and a one-
time Canadian champion. He was responsible for bringing Pro
Rally racing to the State of Maine and helped launch the careers of
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Eagle Scout, and in extending our congratulations and best wishes
to him; (SLS 700)
      Ted Shiro, former All New England/All Maine four sports star,
who has been inducted in both the Maine Sports Hall of Fame and
the Maine Baseball Hall of Fame. He is a past president of and a
driving force behind the Maine Sports Hall of Fame and has
represented the State as a member of the United States Olympic
Committee. We extend our appreciation to Mr. Shiro for his
lifetime of accomplishments and his work with sports programs
throughout the years; (SLS 701)
      George Varney, on the occasion of his retirement as Fire Chief
for the Town of Kittery. We send our appreciation to Chief Varney
for his 4 decades of dedicated and committed service to the
citizens of Kittery and Kittery Point and extend our congratulations
and best wishes to him on his retirement; (SLS 702)
      Mary Cousins, who has served as Librarian for the Stonington
Public Library for 31 years. In that time, she adapted to many
changes in the library and the town, and continued to serve both
the year-round population and the summer community with grace,
knowledge and a smile. The newly remodeled reading room at the
library is dedicated in her honor with best wishes for a happy
retirement; (SLS 703)
      Kevin Wentworth, of Boy Scout Troop #310 in Saco, who has
attained the high honor and distinction of Eagle Scout, and in
extending him our congratulations and best wishes to him; (SLS
704)
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      Donn Fendler, who will be celebrating the 60 anniversary,
July 26, 1999, of finding his way out of the Maine Woods. Mr.
Fendler, at the tender age of 12, was lost on Mount Katahdin. For
9 days, he wandered the woods in hopes of finding his way out.
His ordeal is compellingly recounted in his book, Lost on a
Mountain in Maine. In more recent years, Mr. Fendler has
volunteered countless times in classrooms and libraries and for
church groups and senior citizens groups and other organizations
to answer questions presented to him by those who are curious
about his wilderness experience. We send our appreciation to Mr.
Fendler for his contribution and attentiveness to the people of the
State; (SLS 705)
      Prathima Sree menta Prasanna, of Presque Isle, who has
received the Girl Scout Gold Award in recognition of her excellence
in skills development, leadership, personal growth and community
service. We extend our congratulations to her on receiving this
highest award in Senior Girl Scouting; (SLS 706)
      Azure Dillon, of Exeter, who has received the Girl Scout Silver
Award in recognition of her excellence in skills development,
leadership, personal growth and community service. We extend
our congratulations to her on receiving this highest award in
Cadette Girl Scouting; (SLS 707)
      Richard B. Adams, of Cape Elizabeth, on the very special
                    th
occasion of his 75 Birthday, November 30, 1998, and in extending
our congratulations and very best wishes to him; (SLS 708)




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