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					                                             LEGISLATIVE RECORD - HOUSE APPENDIX
                                               December 1, 2004 to December 5, 2006

          APPENDIX TO THE LEGISLATIVE RECORD                           Eagle Scout. We extend our congratulations to Thomas on this
               122ND MAINE LEGISLATURE                                 accomplishment; (HLS 16)
                                                                            Taylor Overlock, of Owls Head, a 5th grade student at Owls
    Perley Beane, of Waterville, who is retiring after 14 years as     Head Central School, whose energy savings tip was selected in
the Community Development Director for the Town of Madison.            the energy savings contest sponsored by Governor Baldacci's
We extend our appreciation to Mr. Beane for his dedicated              Office of Energy Independence and Efficiency. We send our
service to the community and wish him well in his future               congratulations and best wishes to Taylor on being selected as a
endeavors; (HLS 1)                                                     winner; (HLS 17)
    Emily Robertson, of Woodland, a member of Girl Scout Troop              Fire Chief Jim Robertson, of Windham, on the occasion of his
No. 002, who has received the Girl Scout Gold Award. This is           retirement from the Falmouth Fire Department after 18 years of
the highest award in Senior Girl Scouting and is given for             service to the department and the citizens of that community. He
excellence in skills development, leadership, personal growth and      was an effective leader and was instrumental in improving
community service. We extend our congratulations to Emily on           equipment, communications and facilities during his tenure.
this accomplishment; (HLS 2)                                           Previously, he was a longtime firefighter for the City of Portland,
    the members of the Gorham High School Girls Soccer Team,           attaining the rank of deputy chief.       We send Fire Chief Jim
who have won the 2004 Class B Soccer Championship. We                  Robertson our congratulations and best wishes on his retirement;
extend our congratulations to the members of the team and to the       (HLS 18)
school on their championship season; (HLS 3)                                Brenda Hill, of Avon, on being named Employee of the Year
    George Gordon, of Fairfield, co-owner of the downtown              at the Strong Nursing Home. She has worked at the Strong
Waterville stores Maine Made & More and Adams and Worth,               Nursing Home for 5 years, having started as night nurse and later
who is the recipient of the Maine Downtown Leadership Award            becoming the Assistant Director of Nursing and the Director of
given annually by the Maine Downtown Center. We extend our             Nursing Services. We extend our congratulations and best
congratulations to Mr. Gordon on his receiving this award; (HLS        wishes to Ms. Hill on her receiving this honor; (HLS 19)
4)                                                                          the following members of the Mt. Blue High School Electric
    Jeff Charles, of Strong, who was named one of the 4 top deer       Car Team, of Farmington, on setting a world record at the
hunting guides by Field & Stream magazine. We send our                 Electrathon National Speed Trials in Loudon, New Hampshire, a
congratulations and best wishes to Mr. Charles on his receiving        week after the team crashed their first vehicle: Instructor John
this honor; (HLS 5)                                                    McDonald, driver Nate Pickerall, Alex Prentiss, technical advisor
    Chief Civil Deputy Clyde Barker, of Strong, who was honored        Gil Riley, driver Greg Allen, Principal Greg Potter, J. Pinkham,
by the Franklin County Sheriff's Department and members of his         Verne Pressey and Robert Blake. We extend our congratulations
community for his 43 years of continuous service to the                and best wishes to the team on this accomplishment; (HLS 20)
department. We send our congratulations and best wishes to                  Andrew Edwards, of Dyer Brook, a member of Boy Scout
him on this occasion; (HLS 6)                                          Troop #202, who has attained the rank and distinction of Eagle
    Richard "Dick" Chandler, of Strong, who has been honored by        Scout. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to him on
the members of his community for his 46 years of service to            this achievement; (HLS 21)
Franklin County. We send our congratulations and best wishes                the Boothbay Region Water District, on the occasion of its
to him on this occasion; (HLS 7)                                       receiving top honors in the "disinfected division" at the Maine
    Stephen McCausland, of Brunswick, who is retiring after 20         Rural Water Association's 18th Annual Drinking Water Taste
years as a member of the Brunswick Town Council. Mr.                   Test. We extend our congratulations to the Boothbay Region
McCausland served as chair of the council for 6 years. He              Water District on this accomplishment; (HLS 22)
cochaired the committee that planned the construction of the                Wendell Stadig, of Levant, recipient of the Helicopter
Coastal Connector. He has been an asset to the town council            Association International's Aviation Maintenance Safety Award
and will be missed by his fellow councilors as well as the citizens.   for 2004. This prestigious award pays tribute to helicopter
We extend our appreciation to Mr. McCausland for his many              mechanics and technicians worldwide who have 5 or more years
years of dedicated service to the citizens of Brunswick; (HLS 8)       of accident-free and violation-free professional helicopter
    Maya De Groote and her 6th-grade class at Boothbay Region          maintenance experience. Mr. Stadig is a mechanical technician
Elementary School. They are winners of the "energy savings tips        with LifeFlight of Maine and has been involved with aircraft
for home and school" contest held by Governor Baldacci's Office        maintenance for more than 20 years. We thank him for his
of Energy Independence and Efficiency.            The winning tip      dedication to saving lives in every corner of the State; (HLS 23)
suggested that the teacher appoint a student each week to turn              Joseph Clark, of Millinocket, for his 8 years of dedicated and
off the lights when the class leaves the room. We extend our           outstanding service to the people of the State of Maine in the
congratulations to Ms. De Groote and her 6th-grade class on            House of Representatives during the 118th, 119th, 120th and
their contribution; (HLS 9)                                            121st Legislatures. We send our appreciation to him for his
    Jonathan Robert Russell, of Scarborough, a member of Boy           outstanding leadership and dedication to the democratic process
Scout Troop No. 47, who has attained the high rank and                 and extend our best wishes to him in his future endeavors; (HLS
distinction of Eagle Scout. We extend our congratulations to           24)
Jonathan on this accomplishment; (HLS 10)                                   Rita Mailhot, of Sanford, who is retiring after 40 years as a
    Captain Malcolm Pierce, of Gardiner, who is retiring after 27      registered nurse. Ms. Mailhot worked in the operating room at
years of dedicated service with the Gardiner Fire Department as        H.D. Goodall Hospital in Sanford. She has spent countless hours
a firefighter and emergency medical technician. We extend our          helping her extended family without expecting anything in return.
appreciation to Captain Pierce for his dedication to the citizens of   We send our appreciation to Ms. Mailhot for her dedicated
Gardiner and wish him the best in his future endeavors; (HLS 11)       service and commitment to the citizens of Sanford; (HLS 25)
    Brian Christopher Vautin, of Scarborough, a member of Boy               Tetrault's Market, of Brunswick, a mainstay of Brunswick's
Scout Troop No. 47, who has attained the high rank and                 Franco-American community for more than 75 years, as it closes
distinction of Eagle Scout. We extend our congratulations to           its doors on December 31, 2004. Tetrault's Market was opened
Brian on this accomplishment; (HLS 12)                                 in 1928 by Ludger Messier, the uncle of the current owner, Paul
    Jeffrey Fenlason, of Oakland, who has been named Police            Tetrault and his wife Cathy Tetrault.             Tetrault's Market
Officer of the Year by the Waterville Exchange Club. Officer           exemplified the best of Maine's small businesses as it served its
Fenlason is the school resource officer for the Winslow schools        community and provided a meeting place for the neighborhood.
and worked for the Oakland Police Department for 14 years              We extend our congratulations to Paul and Cathy Tetrault on
before joining the Winslow Police Department. We extend our            their retirement and we send them our best wishes; (HLS 26)
appreciation to Officer Fenlason for his dedication to the youth of         Priscilla R. White, of Avon, on her 80th Birthday, October 23,
the State and congratulate him on his receiving this award; (HLS       2004. Mrs. White is a grandmother and the mother of Rose,
13)                                                                    Tammie, Timothy and Mark. The 2 sisters planned a surprise
    Betty Boulter, of Standish, on the occasion of her 81st            celebration, as this was Rose's first visit back to Maine since
birthday. Ms. Boulter was born in Limington on December 17,            1987. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Mrs.
1923. We send our congratulations and best wishes to her on            White on this special occasion; (HLS 27)
her birthday; (HLS 14)                                                      Peter W. Cox, of Georgetown, a cofounder of the Maine
    Roger and Madelyn Levesque, of Lisbon, on the occasion of          Times. Mr. Cox and his partner John N. Cole founded the
their 55th Wedding Anniversary on December 31, 2004. We send           statewide weekly magazine in 1968. He served as publisher,
our congratulations and best wishes to Mr. and Mrs. Levesque on        then editor and publisher through 1985, when he sold the paper.
this milestone; (HLS 15)                                               He stayed on for a year and returned as editor in 1993-94,
    Thomas R. Dickerson, of Wells, a member of Boy Scout               continuing his column until 2000. The Maine Times developed a
Troop No. 300, who has attained the high rank and distinction of       national reputation for its excellent coverage. After Peter left the
                                                                       paper, he devoted his energies to public policy affecting Maine.

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Peter served on the boards of the Maine Civil Liberties Union,         whom she has worked. We acknowledge Kim's dedicated
Maine Audubon Society and Portland Museum of Art and was an            service to the Legislature, including her authorship of
advisor from Maine to the National Trust for Historic Preservation.    innumerable legislative sentiments, and to the people of the State
We acknowledge his vast contribution to the State of Maine. He         of Maine. We extend to her our best wishes in her future
will be greatly missed by his family and friends; (IN MEMORIAM)        endeavors; (HLS 36)
(HLS 28)                                                                    Joan Gagne, of Augusta, on the occasion of her retirement as
     Don and Ann Pilcher, of Orono, for their many years of            a Senior Legislative Technician in the Office of the Revisor of
community service to the Town of Orono. Mr. and Mrs. Pilcher           Statutes. Joan has committed 31 years of distinctive service to
have devoted time to the Orono High School, the University of          State Government, in the last 25 of which she worked in the
Maine and the Orono Democrats and to many civic organizations          Revisors Office. Her knowledge, helpfulness, wit and humor will
in the Orono area. The Town of Orono has changed for the               be greatly missed by her coworkers. We extend to Joan our
better because of Don and Ann Pilcher.              Their generous     gratitude and appreciation for her many years of dedicated
contributions as educators, environmentalists, community leaders       service to the Legislature and wish her happiness in her
and Democrats make their legacy far-reaching and long-lasting.         retirement; (HLS 37)
We extend our appreciation to Mr. and Mrs. Pilcher for their                the opening of the new Town Office in Greenville. The new
contributions to the Town of Orono and wish them well in their         Town Office was built to replace the old Town Office, which was
new adventures in Washington State; (HLS 29)                           built in 1965. The new Town Office will house the police
     Everett L. "Larry" Palleschi, Jr., of Monmouth, who is retiring   department, the code enforcement officer's office, the town
after 34 years with the Monmouth Fire Department. Larry joined         manager's office, the town clerks, the assessor's office and the
the department in 1970. He served on several fire department           municipal officers. We extend our congratulations to the town
committees. Larry's energy and dedication will be missed by            officials as they move into their new home; (HLS 38)
fellow firefighters of the department as well as by his friends and         Darrell Morrow, Sr., of Millinocket, a veteran of the United
neighbors in Monmouth and the surrounding communities. We              States Navy who served aboard the USS Columbus in World War
extend our appreciation to Larry for his dedication to the citizens    II. Following his service discharge, he was employed for 33
of Monmouth and the State and wish him well in his future              years by Great Northern Paper Company. Mr. Morrow was a
endeavors; (HLS 30)                                                    member of St. Martin's Catholic Church and the VFW, Francis E.
     Captain Everett L. Palleschi, Sr., of Monmouth, on his            Elliot Post #4154. He and his wife Beverly raised 6 children with
retirement after 50 years with the Monmouth Fire Department.           whom he enjoyed camping, fishing and hunting. Mr. Morrow will
Captain Palleschi joined the department in 1954 and has served         be sadly missed by his family and friends; (IN MEMORIAM) (HLS
in many capacities, including being a firefighter, crew chief of       39)
Engine 4, captain of Engine 4 and captain of Engine 1. He was               Claudia Hawkes, of Windham, who has been named Maine's
also a very active member of the "Red Phone Fire Department            Outstanding Adult Education Support Staff Person of the Year by
Dispatch System" and a member of many fire department                  the Maine Adult Education Association. Claudia was presented
committees. His energy and dedication will be missed by fellow         the award because of her sensitivity and commitment to adult
members of the department as well as friends and neighbors in          learners, her thorough knowledge of the data management
Monmouth and the surrounding communities. We extend our                information system and her extraordinary willingness to help. We
appreciation to Captain Palleschi for his dedication to the citizens   extend our congratulations and best wishes to her on her
of Monmouth and the State and wish him well in his future              achievement; (HLS 40)
endeavors; (HLS 31)                                                         the Atomic LEGOs, Mt. Blue Middle School seventh graders,
     Dottie Melanson, of Falmouth, who has been recognized by          of Farmington, who won the Innovative Design Award at the first
the Maine Democratic Party for her many years of service as the        annual LEGO League Competition. This award was presented to
State Party Chair, National Committeewoman and long-time chair         the team best demonstrating an ability to use a creative design,
of the Cumberland County Democratic Committee. We admire               component or strategy to help people with disabilities. Since the
her dedication to the principles of fairness and equality for all      middle school had no team, the boys created their own team,
Maine citizens. Dottie Melanson has given generously of her            consisting of Jarod White, Craig Collins, Josh Tracy and Reed
time to various organizations in our State that are working to         Drechsel. We congratulate the Atomic LEGOs on their distinctive
protect civil liberties and civil rights. We acknowledge her efforts   achievement; (HLS 41)
to assist Maine citizens to become involved in the political                Hiram Mather Perry, of Newburgh, who moved to Maine in
process. We send our appreciation to her for her commitment to         1967 to realize his dream of dairy farming. After retiring from
the people of the State of Maine; (HLS 32)                             farming, he returned to his hobby of woodworking and displayed
     Sergeant Thomas John Dostie, of Somerville, whose death           his custom work at craft shows throughout New England. He
during an explosion at a mess hall in Mosul, Iraq has shocked          also conducted, in consultation with nationally respected
and saddened citizens throughout the State and nation. Sgt.            scientists, an intensive study of the environmental movement and
Dostie was a member of the 133rd Engineering Battalion and had         subsequently published a newsletter in an effort to keep
transferred out of the 152nd maintenance Company in Camp               Legislators informed.       He frequently attended hearings in
Keyes, Augusta.          He had received his SCBA firefighter          Augusta pertaining to environmental issues. A veteran of the
certification just prior to leaving for Iraq. He was active in the     United States Army, Mr. Perry was an avid member of the "Troop
Somerville Volunteer Fire Department and recently joined the           Greeters" at Bangor International Airport. This caring and
Windsor Fire Department. We join others in Sgt. Dostie's               dedicated citizen and family man will be sadly missed by his
community and throughout the State in extending our deepest            loving wife of 58 years, his family, friends and community; (IN
sympathy to his beloved parents, Michael Dostie and Margaret           MEMORIAM) (HLS 42)
Dostie, his loving family, his friends, neighbors and coworkers;            Angelo Morelli, Jr., of Portland and Madawaska, on the
(IN MEMORIAM) (HLS 33)                                                 occasion of his 80th birthday. He was born on January 10, 1925
     Daniel McDermott, of Gorham, a member of Boy Scout Troop          and married Iva Rose Libby on June 3, 1949. The couple had
No. 817, who has attained the high rank and distinction of Eagle       eight children: Stephen Angelo, Janet Iva, James Andrew,
Scout.      We extend our congratulations to Daniel on this            Charles Allen, Joseph Michael, Linda Anne, Jean Evelyn and
accomplishment; (HLS 34)                                               Elizabeth Ann. He has six grandchildren: Tina Heather, Ricky
     Sergeant Lynn Robert Poulin, Sr., of Freedom, whose death         Ned, Katie Julia, Russell Mathew, Nicholas and Katherine
during an explosion at a mess hall in Mosul, Iraq has shocked          Elizabeth and one great-grandchild, Ariana Rose. Angelo worked
and saddened citizens throughout the State and nation. A               for the Portland Press Herald for 41 years and Town Taxi for 31
member of the Maine Army National Guard for 23 years, Sgt.             years. He also worked for the Portland Fire Department, the
Poulin is remembered by his family and many friends as being           Portland Police Department as a volunteer and LaFavor's
very kind, generous and friendly. We join others in Sgt. Poulin's      Restaurant. He took special pride in providing for his family by
community and throughout the State in extending our deepest            working three jobs. He loves bowling, playing cards, cribbage,
sympathy to Sgt. Poulin's beloved wife, Jeanne Poulin, his sons,       poker, horse races, rides to Old Orchard Beach and the Red Sox;
Michael and Lynn Robert, Jr., his 2 stepchildren, Ryan and             (HLS 43)
Cindy, and other members of his loving family; (IN MEMORIAM)                Mike Imbergamo, of Portland, who 2 months ago won a seat
(HLS 35)                                                               on the Portland School Committee. The Deering High School
     Kimberly "Kim" Morrow Allen, of Raymond, a paralegal in the       junior is an honor student and a member of the soccer team and
Office of the Revisor of Statutes, on her more than 18 years of        was the lead singer for a garage rock band. We congratulate
dedicated service to the Maine State Legislature. Kim started as       Mike on his successful campaign and extend our best wishes to
an Information Office Assistant in March 1986, and in September        him; (HLS 44)
of that year she was hired as a paralegal. Her tireless                     Sophia Njaa, of Portland, who 2 months ago won a seat on
commitment to excellence and her friendly manner will be missed        the Portland School Committee. The Portland High School junior
by her coworkers and the many people of the Legislature with           is a member of the school's Drama Club and hopes to have a

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career in nursing. We congratulate Sophia on her successful         education and health at Robert Traip Academy, where he served
campaign and extend our best wishes to her; (HLS 45)                as the varsity football and varsity basketball coach. While at the
     Helen Melledy, of Monmouth, in recognition of her 85th         Academy, he also started the girls track program, was a charter
birthday on January 13th. In addition to being a mother and         member of the Traip Booster Club and directed the graduation
grandmother, Helen has been an active member of the Cumston         exercises for many years. He later became an education
Public Library Association for a number of years. She has also      administrator at Rockland District High School, serving as
contributed countless hours volunteering at the Theater at          assistant principal and principal; he was also Director of Student
Monmouth. Helen volunteers at the vestry once a month, and          Activities and started the all-sports Boosters Club. Leo belonged
has sent baked goods and raffle items to Monmouth Museum,           to many teacher organizations and was selected as an Educator
Monmouth Fire Department, the Monmouth Center Church and            of the Year by a Lewiston newspaper. He will be sadly missed by
the Town Offices. Helen embodies all that a volunteer is to a       his family and many friends; (IN MEMORIAM) (HLS 55)
community. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to             Walter E. Shedd, longtime resident of Mattawamkeag and
her on this special occasion; (HLS 46)                              devoted husband of Maria L. Shedd. Mr. Shedd was born in
     Hugh Morris, of East Millinocket, a kind and caring man        Mattawamkeag December 28, 1924, the son of Prince H. Shedd
whose passion for life affected all those with whom he came in      and Stella Shedd Grant. He attended schools in Mattawamkeag
contact. He was a decorated Korean War Veteran, a member of         and then served in the United States Army in the European,
the American Legion and a founding member and past president        African and Middle Eastern campaigns from 1943 until 1946. He
of Katahdin Friends Institute. Hugh was a long-time employee of     was employed at Forster Manufacturing, Stone and Webster and
Great Northern Paper Company where he was a member of the           Great Northern Paper Company for 31 years. He was a member
carpenters and joiners union. He was also an active member of       of American Legion Post 0013 and VFW Post 7409. Walter had
St. Peters Catholic Church and a Third Degree Member of the         a great love for hunting, fishing, photography and genealogy. He
Knights of Columbus. He will be sadly missed by Ester, his wife     will be missed by family, friends and all who knew him; (IN
of 47 years, his children, grandchildren, friends and community;    MEMORIAM) (HLS 56)
(IN MEMORIAM) (HLS 47)                                                  Mark Johnston, of Winthrop, Campaign Chairman of the
     Stephen C.H. Mead, of Lovell, a member of Boy Scout Troop      United Way of Kennebec Valley, and the numerous supporters of
#155, who has attained the high rank and distinction of Eagle       the United Way of Kennebec Valley for raising more than $1.41
Scout. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to             million for local charities. This amount surpassed the original
Stephen for achieving this honorable distinction; (HLS 48)          goal by more than $10,000. We extend our appreciation to Mr.
     Jay Bartner, of Old Orchard Beach, who is retiring as Old      Johnston for his dedication to the citizens of the State; (HLS 57)
Orchard Beach School Superintendent after 13 years of                   Andrzej Radecki, of Fryeburg, on being named Lodging
dedicated service in that position. He has been in the field of     Employee of the Year at the New Hampshire Lodging and
education for 29 years, 5 of those years as principal at Old        Restaurant Association's 90th Annual Awards Dinner. Mr.
Orchard Beach High School. During his administration, Old           Radecki, who is now sauté chef and banquet handler, has been
Orchard Beach High School was named a National School of            employed at the Red Jacket Mountain View Resort in North
Excellence and the number of students furthering their education    Conway for 19 years. We congratulate him on receiving this
increased 30 percent. We congratulate Jay on his many years of      prestigious award; (HLS 58)
dedicated service and commitment to education and extend our            Jodie Lane, of New York and Maine, who was tragically killed
best wishes to him; (HLS 49)                                        by stray electrical current in New York City's East Village while
     The Academy Hill School LEGO Team, of Wilton, winners of       walking her dog. Every summer Jodie returned to her family's
the Project Presentation Award at the first annual LEGO League      summer camp on Sebago Lake. Her grandfather was A. Edward
Competition. The award is presented for high-quality research,      Langlois, former general manager of the Maine Port Authority
innovative solutions and creative presentation. The team showed     and executive director of the Maine Innkeepers Association. At
a deep understanding of the research question, which dealt with     the time of her death, Jodie was working toward a doctorate in
handicapped-accessibility issues in the community.            We    clinical psychology, specializing in Obsessive-Compulsive
congratulate the team, coaches and MSAD #9 on this fine             Disorder in children. Her family hopes to complete and publish a
accomplishment; (HLS 50)                                            book she was writing explaining OCD to children. We join Jodie's
     Captain Christopher Cash, a native of Old Orchard Beach,       family and friends in mourning the loss of this generous, caring
who was killed on June 24, 2004 while on patrol training Iraq's     and nurturing person; (IN MEMORIAM) (HLS 59)
civil defense forces. Captain Cash, a member of North Carolina's        Ed Flaherty, of Portland, a new inductee into the American
Army National Guard, was a graduate of Old Orchard Beach High       Baseball Association's Hall of Fame. Head baseball coach at the
School in 1985. He will be lovingly remembered for his              University of Southern Maine, Ed's career includes being named
exemplary character, helpful nature and outstanding leadership      multiple times as the ABCA New England Coach of the year and
skills. Christopher's commitment to and sacrifice for his country   also the "Little East" Coach of the year. In 1993, he was inducted
have earned him the pride and gratitude of his native community     into the State of Maine Baseball Hall of Fame; he is also a
and State; (IN MEMORIAM) (HLS 51)                                   member of the Maine High School Baseball Hall of Fame. We
     Bruce Johnston, of Lyman, recipient of the Chief Edward        congratulate Ed on receiving this distinctive recognition; (HLS 60)
Mullen Award presented by the Goodwin's Mills Fire and Rescue           Eleanor Spinney, of South Portland, on her 85th birthday,
Department. Bruce, who served the department and community          October 3, 2004. A native of Portland, Eleanor worked for 21
for 37 years, rose through the ranks from lieutenant and captain    years at Pineland Hospital as a psychiatric aide and worked there
to deputy chief. His knowledge, example and common-sense            after her retirement on an as-needed basis. Eleanor is the
approach to challenges have earned him this commendation.           mother of 7 children. We extend our congratulations and best
We appreciate his many contributions and extend our                 wishes to her on this special occasion; (HLS 61)
congratulations to him on receiving this award; (HLS 52)                Sister Annette Picard, of St. Agatha, as she celebrates 70
     Kyle Richard Tremblay, of Naples, a member of Boy Scout        years of religious life as a Daughter of Wisdom. Sister Annette
Troop No. 156, who has attained the high rank and distinction of    was born on May 1, 1916 in Grand Isle, the daughter of Vital and
Eagle Scout. We extend our congratulations to Kyle on this          Delia Picard. She became a Daughter of Wisdom on February 2,
noble accomplishment; (HLS 53)                                      1935 in Ottawa, Canada. Her ministry has been one of
     Harvey Kail, of Orono, and a University of Maine Associate     community service; as a talented seamstress, she adapted
Professor of English, who received the 2004 Ron Maxwell Award       readily to serving the needs around her. In her long religious life,
for Distinguished Leadership in Promoting the Collaborative         she has served in Ottawa; Brooklyn, New York; Ozone Park,
Practices of Peer Tutors in Writing recently at the 21st Annual     Queens, New York; Port Jefferson, Long Island, New York; and
National Conference on Peer Tutoring in Writing. This national      Portsmouth, Virginia. Sister Annette is in her 23rd year of service
award recognizes accomplishment, dedication and leadership in       in St. Agatha. She has 5 sisters: Sister Lucille Picard, D.W.,
collaborative learning in writing centers by encouraging students   Brentwood, New York; Constance Lachance, Madawaska; Louise
to take increased responsibility for their learning. Mr. Kail       Perry, Bangor; Gloria Lajoie, Lac Baker, Canada; and Jacqueline
founded the Writing Center at the University of Maine in 1979,      Orne, Orlando, Florida. We congratulate Sister Annette on her
one of the first in the country. In addition to coordinating the    many years of service and for her many contributions in her
Writing Center and teaching English, Mr. Kail has published on      ministry; (HLS 62)
the subject of peer tutoring and composition and is involved with       Brenda Caldwell, of Gorham, who is retiring after 28 years as
efforts to create and expand writing centers globally. We           the Town Clerk of Gorham. Brenda has acted in many capacities
congratulate this dedicated educator on receiving the Ron           during her tenure, including superintendent of cemeteries, acting
Maxwell Award and recognize him for his contributions in            town manager and instructor for many municipal management
research and pedagogy; (HLS 54)                                     classes; in addition, she has also been active in many civic
     Leo M. Smith, formerly of Rockland and Kittery, who was        organizations. She has been officially honored for many of her
deeply involved in educating Maine's youth. Leo taught physical     contributions and in 1999 was named the State's first and only

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recipient of the International Institute of Municipal Clerks' Quill    Foundation and the Portland Symphony Orchestra.               Dean
Award. This prestigious award recognizes members who have              Godfrey held honorary degrees from Union University and the
made a significant and exemplary contribution to the community,        University of Southern Maine. He enjoyed reading and gardening
state and peers. We recognize Brenda's energy and thoughtful           and he was a Life Master bridge player. He was respected by all
leadership and congratulate her on her retirement; (HLS 63)            who knew him for his intellectual depth and strength of character.
    Timothy Polky, of St. George, for 25 years of service as Fire      He was loved for his dry humor, kindness and greatness of spirit.
Chief of the St. George Fire Department. Since joining the             His generosity to his students and colleagues was legendary. He
department as a junior firefighter 35 years ago, he has dedicated      was a mentor to many, a wealth of wit, an inspiration to all he
himself to the service of public safety. At age 25, he was elected     taught and to all whose lives he touched. We join his family,
to serve as chief, and he has continued in that capacity since         friends, community and colleagues in grieving his loss; (IN
then, well known and respected throughout the fire-service             MEMORIAM) (HLS 72)
community. Chief Polky is a certified instructor, and he serves on         Adam Crowley, of Carmel, a member of Boy Scout Troop
the regional hazmat response team. For two weeks in 2003 he            #18, who has attained the high rank and distinction of Eagle
helped the National Fire Service battle forest fires in Montana.       Scout.     We extend our congratulations to Adam on this
We extend our appreciation to him for his hard work and thank          accomplishment; (HLS 73)
him for his many contributions in safeguarding Maine's citizens;           Jonathan Carter, of Kittery, who having served as Town
(HLS 64)                                                               Manager of Wells since 1988 is leaving to assume the position of
    Gordon F. Jarvis, of East Millinocket, beloved husband of          Town Manager in Kittery. Jon has made numerous worthy
Theresa for 53 years. A World War II veteran of the United             contributions to the town, including developing a working
States Navy, "Sonny" was a longtime employee of Great                  relationship    with    the   environmental     community,      and
Northern Paper Company where he held the positions of fire chief       strengthening the partnership between the Town and Wells
and safety supervisor. He was a member and past president of           Reserve. We recognize the many achievements the Town of
the Maine State Fire Instructors Association; he assisted in the       Wells has realized under his leadership and advocacy and we
reorganization of the East Millinocket Fire Department and             extend our best wishes to him; (HLS 74)
served as assistant fire chief trainer for many years. "Sonny"             Philip and Jean Turner, of Caribou, on the occasion of their
was also involved in the reorganization of the local Boy Scouts        61st wedding anniversary, January 25, 2005. They were married
and was a proud Fourth Degree member of St. Peter's Knights of         in Boston by the Reverend Gordon Brownville and they had three
Columbus. He was a communicant of St. Peter's Catholic                 children. They have been upstanding citizens of their community.
Church where he had served as an usher since the age of 9. We          While Philip is most recognized for his published historical novels
join his family, friends and community in mourning his loss; (IN       based on Aroostook County, both Philip and Jean remain active
MEMORIAM) (HLS 65)                                                     in various civic organizations. They are also members of the
    Samuel Oley Sides, of Sherman Mills, a member of Boy               Gray Memorial United Methodist Church. We extend our
Scout Troop #202, who has attained the high rank and distinction       congratulations to them and wish them many more years of
of Eagle Scout. We extend our congratulations to Samuel on this        happiness together; (HLS 75)
accomplishment; (HLS 66)                                                   Abbie Armstrong, of Brewer, who has received the Girl Scout
    the Lebanon First Responders for their dedicated service in        Gold Award. This is the highest award in Senior Girl Scouting
protecting life and property throughout the years. We are grateful     and is given for excellence in skills development, leadership,
to them for their many selfless contributions to the community         personal growth and community service.            We extend our
and State; (HLS 67)                                                    congratulations to Abbie on this accomplishment; (HLS 76)
    the Berwick First Responders for their dedicated service in            Craig Russell, of Eddington, a member of Boy Scout Troop
protecting life and property throughout the years. We extend our       #1, who has attained the high rank and distinction of Eagle Scout.
appreciation to them for their many selfless contributions; (HLS       We extend our congratulations to Craig on this accomplishment;
68)                                                                    (HLS 77)
    Barbara Patrock, of Biddeford, who has been named the                  Nicholas J. Ault, of Brewer, a member of Boy Scout Troop #1,
Biddeford-Saco-Old Orchard Beach Courier's Great Person of the         who has attained the high rank and distinction of Eagle Scout.
Year. She was nominated for this annual award for helping the          We extend our congratulations to Nicholas on this
less fortunate by organizing the collection of food baskets.           accomplishment; (HLS 78)
Barbara is an employee at Wood Structures in Saco. We                      the Very Reverend Richard E. Harvey, of Brewer, a well-
congratulate her on her receiving this distinctive recognition;        known and much-loved local Catholic priest. A veteran of the
(HLS 69)                                                               United States Navy, Fr. Harvey was ordained into the priesthood
    John Williams, of Norway, on his retirement from the Oxford        in 1951. His first assignment was as associate pastor at St.
Hills Chamber of Commerce. He has served the towns of the              John's Catholic Church in Bangor; he then went to Stonington as
Oxford Hill region for nearly 11 years as executive director and,      pastor at St. Mary of the Sea where he was appointed the first
more recently, as president and chief executive officer of the         Catholic chaplain at Maine Maritime Academy. He served as
chamber. Since 1994, the chamber has experienced growth in             pastor at St. Joseph's in Brewer for 25 years before retiring in
both membership and in the development of products and                 1995. He will be lovingly remembered as a compassionate man
services. In the last 10 years, the membership has grown from          whose firm hand and blunt tongue instilled a great respect in
fewer than 200 members to more than 300. Mr. Williams was              those who knew him; (IN MEMORIAM) (HLS 79)
named the 2000 State of Maine Executive Director of the Year by            John F. Boyle, of Bangor, and formerly of Hampden and
the Maine State Chamber of Commerce and also served as Vice            Presque Isle. A veteran of the Army Air Corp and a recipient of
President of the Maine Lakes and Mountains Tourism Council.            the Purple Heart, he retired after 30 years of active service in the
We thank him for his dedication to the Oxford Hills region and         United States Air Force Reserves as a lieutenant colonel. He
wish him continued success in his future pursuits; (HLS 70)            worked for the United States Department of Agriculture as a
    Clara Campbell Hathaway, of Island Falls, on the occasion of       potato market news reporter from 1960 until his retirement in
her 98th birthday, February 5, 2005. Clara was born and has            1984. John was a man of many interests, was a respected
lived most of her life in Island Falls, where she raised 4 children.   member of the communities in which he lived and was involved in
She has been a very active member in her community, where              many church and community organizations.                His varied
she is a 64-year member of the Katahdin Club and a member of           accomplishments include being an avid Boy Scout leader for 40
the Wittier Congregational Church and has served as the librarian      years; serving as a Eucharistic Minister at Eastern Maine Medical
at the Katahdin Public Library. She is a dynamic member of the         Center for many years and being an enthusiastic and dedicated
Bridge Club and continues to enjoy driving her own car. We             troop greeter at Bangor International Airport. John's favorite
congratulate her and extend our best wishes on this very special       hobby was raising and showing rabbits. We join his family,
occasion; (HLS 71)                                                     friends and community in mourning the loss of this proud family
    Edward S. Godfrey, III, founding Dean of the University of         man and dedicated citizen; (IN MEMORIAM) (HLS 80)
Maine School of Law and a former Justice of the Maine Supreme              Adrien M. Fundis, of Lewiston, a freshman at Lewiston High
Judicial Court. A veteran of the United States Army from 1941 to       School, who has been selected for the Mayor's Citation of
1946, he was awarded a Bronze Star Medal. Under his                    Excellence for January. He was recognized for his exemplary
leadership as Dean of the University of Maine School of Law, the       efforts as a youth leader who is dedicated to improving the lives
new school quickly achieved accreditation and became one of            of others. Adrien has led numerous community service projects
the nation's finest small law schools. In 1976, Governor James         since Thanksgiving, including participation in a Red Cross blood
B. Longley appointed Dean Godfrey to the Maine Supreme                 drive, the CHIPS child identification program, Salvation Army
Judicial Court. From 1984 to 1987, Dean Godfrey served as              Christmas efforts, outreach activities to veterans at Togus and
chairman of the Maine Labor Relations Board. He also served at         fund raising for the tsunami relief efforts. We applaud his
various times as a member of the Board of the Portland Urban           extraordinary and unselfish achievements and extend our best
Renewal Authority, the Maine Judicial Council, the Maine Bar           wishes to him; (HLS 81)

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     Trisha Lynn MacDonald, of Millinocket, who recently scored         Association. Assistant principal at Bonny Eagle High School, she
her 1,000th career point in basketball for the Stearns High School      was presented the award based on her accomplishments as an
"Minutemen." We congratulate her on this achievement; (HLS              educational leader, her strong student-centered approach to
82)                                                                     student management, her commitment to collaborative leadership
     Rose Perreault Shink, of Jay, on the occasion of her 100th         in her school, her contributions to the Maine Principals'
birthday, February 9, 2005. She and her late husband Francois,          Association and her profession. We congratulate Lynn on
who moved to the United States from Quebec, Canada seeking              receiving this honor and extend our best wishes to her; (HLS 91)
employment, had 3 children. A homemaker, Rose enjoyed                       the students of D.W. Lunt Elementary School, of Falmouth,
quilting, knitting, playing cards and welcoming family and friends      for their successful coin drive for the victims of the tsunami
from Canada. We congratulate her on this very special occasion          disaster in South Asia. We congratulate them on their unselfish
and extend our best wishes to her; (HLS 83)                             efforts to help others; (HLS 92)
     Marguerite ("Mike") Rand Osgood Holbrook, of Wayne, on the             Ellie MacEwan, of Falmouth, who led the drive at Falmouth
occasion of her 96th birthday, December 20, 2004. She was               Middle School to help victims of the tsunami in South Asia. The
born in Gardiner and has lived in Wayne for 43 years. We extend         sale of note cards, called Notes of Hope, were decorated with
our congratulations and best wishes to her on this very special         drawings by many students at the school. To date, the sale has
occasion; (HLS 84)                                                      realized more than $3,800. We recognize Ellie's thoughtful
     Arline Rebecca Andrews Lovejoy, of Wayne, a highly                 orchestration of the project and appreciate the efforts of the
respected and prominent member of her community, who was                students at Falmouth Middle School on their unselfish and
predeceased by her husband Harold in 1989. She managed                  successful accomplishment; (HLS 93)
Andrews Market in Winthrop from 1932 to 1968 and taught                     Eugene S. Boddy, of Millinocket, a prominent businessman in
English at Monmouth Academy from 1968 to 1981; she was an               the community who was associated with the family business,
active member of BPW for more than 50 years, serving in many            Boddy's Dairy, and "The Creemy." He was also custodian at the
leadership positions on local, state and New England levels.            Millinocket Middle School. Eugene served on the Millinocket
Mrs. Lovejoy was a founding member of CODA Chorus and sang              School Board for 9 years, was a Boy Scout leader, a Little
in church choirs for many years. She taught Sunday school at            League coach, a basketball official and assisted with the Stearns
the Winthrop Methodist Church for 20 years, was treasurer of the        High School football teams. He enjoyed rug braiding, cooking,
30 Mile River Snowmobile Club for many years, presided over             cribbage and gardening. He was a member and communicant of
the Kennebec Retired Teachers Association for 2 years, was a            St. Andrew's Episcopal Church where he served on the vestry
member of the Winthrop Town Budget Committee and was a                  and was sexton for many years. This dedicated and caring man
founding member of the Winthrop Area Development                        will be fondly remembered by family and friends; (IN
Association. She chaired Winthrop's Bicentennial in 1971 and            MEMORIAM) (HLS 94)
wrote a family history entitled "Faith's Heritage." Mrs. Lovejoy will       Claude Deschene, of East Millinocket, who retired from Great
be sadly missed by her family, friends and community; (IN               Northern Paper Company in 1981. Claude and his beloved wife
MEMORIAM) (HLS 85)                                                      of 60 years, Winnifred, enjoyed retirement by traveling to Arizona,
     The Foster Vocational Technical Center Firefighters Class at       the West Coast and British Columbia visiting family and friends.
Mt. Blue High School, in Farmington, on the completion of its 4th       He enjoyed hunting and fishing and he and his wife spent many
successful fire-fighter program. Students from 6 surrounding            summers at Nesowadnehunk Lake fishing, barbecuing and sitting
communities have completed the rigorous requirements through            by campfires with friends. He will be sadly missed by his family
their course work that qualifies them to be certified firefighters by   and friends; (IN MEMORIAM) (HLS 95)
the State. We recognize the importance of the fire-fighter class            Peter Connolly, of Windham, for 40 years of service as a
at the Foster Vocational Technical Center and appreciate the            teacher and track coach at Windham High School. We applaud
efforts of the students, mentors, local fire departments, sponsors      his professional dedication and extend our best wishes to him;
and staff for their contributions in making this program so             (HLS 96)
successful; (HLS 86)                                                        the Windham Rotary Club and Tom Noonan, of Windham,
     Ralph B. Moore, of Millinocket, a veteran of the United States     organizers of the annual Windham Rotary DerbyFest. Acclaimed
Army who served in the Battle of the Bulge with the 3rd Army            by Field and Stream magazine as one of the 5 best ice fishing
Combat Engineers in Germany. He retired from Great Northern             tournaments in the country, the derby and festival promote
Paper Company after 42 years of service as a machinist, roll            community spirit in the Sebago Lake Region. The event also
grinder and blacksmith. Ralph enjoyed time with his family, going       contributes thousands of dollars to Maine charitable
to his camp at North Twin, fishing, hunting and snow sledding.          organizations such as the Maine Children's Cancer Program,
He was an active member of the Northern Timber Cruisers, VFW            Camp Sunshine, DARE and other under-funded community
Post No. 4154 and the First Congregational Church of                    projects. To aid in conservation efforts, some of the proceeds
Millinocket. He will be sadly missed by Marjory, his wife of 58         also benefit the Sebago Anglers' Smelt Restoration Project and
years, his family and friends; (IN MEMORIAM) (HLS 87)                   the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. We applaud the
     Anna Russell Greenlaw, of Island Falls and Orono, wife of the      generosity of spirit and time of the Windham Rotary Club and
late Claude L. Greenlaw. She was an educator for 37 years in            Tom Noonan; (HLS 97)
the County, where she also served as a principal for several                Diane Curtis, of Augusta, a 4th grade teacher at Manchester
years. Mrs. Greenlaw was a member of St. Agnes Sodality,                Elementary School, who recently achieved National Board
Katahdin Club, the Maine Retired Teachers Association and the           Certification. She has taught for 11 years in Manchester and was
National Education Association and was a communicant of St.             an Educational Technician for 7 years prior to becoming a
Agnes Catholic Church. She will be greatly missed by her family         teacher. We congratulate Diane on her achievement; (HLS 98)
and friends; (IN MEMORIAM) (HLS 88)                                         Nicholas Dean, of Edgecomb, admired author, adventurer
     Harold A. Miller, of Alton, Town Selectman since 1996. He          and award-winning maritime historian who rescued the Snow
attended the University of Maine and was employed as a police           Squall, the last surviving American clipper ship. Raised on Long
officer for the Town of Lincoln and was a foreman for H.E.              Island, New York, he attended Harvard University and Dartmouth
Sargent for many years before his retirement in 1994. Recently          College. At the age of 15, he found his lifelong love of the sea as
Harold was working with Catholic Charities of Maine in the              a deckhand on the Boothbay Harbor research vessel Blue
juvenile services program and was justifiably proud of his              Dolphin. A student of the photographer Ansel Adams, he taught
accomplishments with youth. He was a member of several                  photography and fine printmaking at the Portland School of Art.
fraternal organizations, including Odd Fellows No. 96 of Lincoln        For ten years he worked in Dr. Edwin Land's laboratory for the
and the Old Town Elks Lodge No. 1287. He will be sadly missed           Polaroid Corporation. His works appeared in such classic
by family and friends; (IN MEMORIAM) (HLS 89)                           regional and architectural photography books as Bulfinch's
     Ethel Ruth Smith, of Eliot, on the occasion of her 100th           Boston and Portland: Greater Portland Landmarks. As an
birthday, February 27, 2005. Sister of retired State Senator            academic historian, his articles appeared in publications such as
Walter Hichens, Ethel spent more than 99 years of her life in           "Smithsonian" and the "British Museum Encyclopedia of Maritime
Lynn, Massachusetts where she volunteered for the Salvation             Archeology." A founder of the Snow Squall Project, for a decade
Army and was a member of the Austin Square Baptist Church.              he traveled to the Falkland Islands to recover the remains of the
She worked at the Lynn Institution for Savings for 45 years,            last American clipper ship, the Maine-built Snow Squall.
retiring as head of the insurance division. She has witnessed           Defending the vessel in the Falkland War, in 1987 his team
numerous historical events, including watching the Red Sox win          returned much of the ship to the Spring Point Museum in South
the World Series in both 1918 and 2004. We congratulate Ethel           Portland. His book about the adventure, Snow Squall: The Last
on this very special occasion and extend our best wishes to her;        American Clipper Ship won the 2002 John Lyman Book Award
(HLS 90)                                                                from the North American Society for Oceanic History. As a
     Lynn Brown, of Standish, on being named Maine's Assistant          writer, raconteur and outspoken advocate for historic
Principal of the Year for 2005 by the Maine Principals'                 preservation, he will be fondly remembered by his family, his

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wide circle of friends and readers and all who treasure the              citizenship and community service. Aaron is a senior catcher and
heritage of Mainers "who went down to the sea in ships, and              co-captain on the University of Maine Baseball Team, is a Maine
sought their work upon the Great Waters"; (IN MEMORIAM) (HLS             Scholar-Athlete gold medalist and is a kinesiology and physical
99)                                                                      education major. We congratulate him on being recognized for
     Elizabeth Irene Greene Gorham, of Portland, beloved mother,         his outstanding achievements; (HLS 109)
grandmother and friend. A proud native of Portland, Elizabeth                 Olive M. Treadwell, a lifelong and prominent resident of
was the sixth of fifteen children born to Michael and Elizabeth          Acton. Mrs. Treadwell served the Acton community on many
Donahue Greene and attended local city schools. She married              levels and was a member of numerous civic and historical
Joseph M. Gorham in 1941, and they made their home in the                organizations. She served on the building committee for the
Irish neighborhood of Munjoy Hill and later Woodfords Corner,            Acton School and she was a member of the Acton School Board
Portland. After raising four children she successfully pursued her       for many years. She remembered fallen veterans by putting flags
G.E.D. in 1964 and under the new Equal Employment                        on their graves for Memorial Day for 25 years and was an active
Opportunity Act became the first woman in Maine to train as a            member in the Acton Civil War Veterans Memorial Committee
telephone installation and repair technician for the old New             and the Korean War and Vietnam War monument committees.
England Telephone Company. In her career she proudly rose                Mrs. Treadwell held the position of Deputy Town Clerk and
from washing floors for the N.E.T. to serve as longtime Union            served as the Interim Town Clerk in 1986. This dedicated and
Steward of IBEW Local 2327. Active in the Cathedral Grammar              caring woman has been a role model for family life and
School Mother's Club, she was active in political and community          citizenship. She will be sadly missed by family, neighbors and
affairs all her life, pressing upon her family the importance of         friends; (IN MEMORIAM) (HLS 110)
participating in political and public affairs in our democracy. She           Lyman Morse Boatbuilding Company, of Thomaston, on
proudly saw all her children pursue successful lives, one son            receiving the Clean Boatyard and Marina Award presented by the
becoming President of the Maine AFL-CIO and another a                    Maine Marine Trade Association. The award recognizes the
Portland City Councillor. She will be sadly missed by her large          superior management practices used by the company to reduce
and loving family, including her small great-grandchildren, and          pollution and to preserve and improve our natural resources.
her large circle of friends in the greater community she graced          Thomaston has a notable history of shipbuilding and area citizens
with her willing hands and winning smile to enrich Maine and             take great pride in this award. Lyman Morse Boatbuilding
Portland, Longfellow's city "That is seated by the Sea..."; (IN          Company is a model in its long-term commitment to the
MEMORIAM) (HLS 100)                                                      environment and we extend our congratulations on its exemplary
     Dr. and Mrs. Loring Pratt, of Fairfield, on the occasion of their   accomplishment; (HLS 111)
60th wedding anniversary, February 3, 2005. Dr. Pratt, an ear,                the Kittery Point First Responders for their dedicated service
nose and throat doctor in Waterville for many years, and Mrs.            in protecting life and property throughout the years. We extend
Pratt, a registered nurse, have 9 children, 26 grandchildren and 3       our appreciation to them for their many selfless contributions;
great-grandchildren. We congratulate them on this very special           (HLS 112)
occasion and extend our best wishes to them; (HLS 101)                        the Kittery First Responders for their dedicated service in
     Deidre Downs, Miss America 2005 of Alabama, who will visit          protecting life and property throughout the years. We extend our
Portland March 2, 2005 for a Tea Social and Fashion Show. The            appreciation to them for their many selfless contributions; (HLS
Miss America Organization, one of the world's largest providers          113)
of scholarship assistance for young women, helps them to                      Sylvia Fogarty, of New Vineyard, in whose honor the annual
achieve personal and professional goals while providing a forum          town report is being dedicated. In 1954, Sylvia and her family
in which to demonstrate their talents. We warmly welcome                 moved to New Vineyard where she continues to reside and enjoy
Deidre to our State and extend our congratulations and best              her perennial gardens on the Anson Valley Road. She has
wishes to her; (HLS 102)                                                 played an important role in the town's library association and has
     Reverend John W. Keegan, S.J., of Portland, who is retiring         been a member of the Planning Board. We congratulate Sylvia
as President of Cheverus High School at the end of the 2004-05           on being honored by the town she has called home for 50 years;
school year. He has served as President of the Jesuit college            (HLS 114)
preparatory high school for a combined total of 20 years. Father              Lauris Abbott, of Strong, in whose honor the annual town
Keegan has overseen the doubling of the school's enrollment, its         report is being dedicated. "Audy" was Postmaster in Strong until
transition to a coed institution and a huge campus expansion.            ill health forced his retirement in 1989. He has served on several
We congratulate Father Keegan on his many successes at                   town committees including the Budget Committee and the Forster
Cheverus High School and extend our best wishes to him on his            Library Committee and he is a 50-year member of Johnson/Cox
future endeavors; (HLS 103)                                              American Legion Post #78. He and his wife Beverly are the
     Marissa Rublee, of Glenburn, on placing second in the               proud parents of 3 children and 8 grandchildren.                We
speech contest sponsored by Modern Woodmen of America at                 congratulate Lauris on being recognized by his hometown in such
Glenburn School. This year's topic was "A Great Time in                  a special way; (HLS 115)
American History."          We congratulate Marissa on this                   Andrew Phillips, Sr., of Avon, who is being saluted by the
achievement; (HLS 104)                                                   town with a special dedication in the annual town report. A
     Kimia Kaskooli, of Glenburn, on winning the speech contest          veteran of the United States Army, he served in the Medical
sponsored by Modern Woodmen of America, held at Glenburn                 Corps in World War II and in the 5th Engineer Combat Battalion
School. This year's topic was "A Great Time in American                  during the Korean Conflict. Upon his discharge, he quietly
History." We congratulate Kimia on her achievement and extend            returned to his hometown where he raised his family. The Town
our best wishes to her; (HLS 105)                                        has chosen to honor and thank this humble and unassuming man
     Nikki Holland, of Glenburn, on placing third in the speech          who received 9 medals during his honorable years of service to
contest sponsored by Modern Woodmen of America at Glenburn               our country. We join the Town in thanking Andy for helping to
School. This year's topic was "A Great Time in American                  keep our country free and our rights alive, and we congratulate
History." We congratulate Nikki on this achievement; (HLS 106)           him for being recognized in a special way by his hometown; (HLS
     the University of Maine Cooperative Extension on receiving          116)
the 2004 Award of Excellence for its Potato Technical Assistance              Elsie Presby, of Avon, who is being saluted by the Town with
Program. Presented by the Northeast Cooperative Extension                a special dedication in the annual town report. Elsie has earned
Directors, this distinctive award recognizes critical economic,          the love and respect of townspeople for her many years of
social and environmental achievements. We congratulate those             service to others. She has worked as a ballot clerk for over 19
involved in the successful accomplishments of the Extension              years, is one of the founding members of the Avon Mothers' Club
Program and extend our best wishes to them; (HLS 107)                    and continues to be active in church and community functions.
     Kim Corbitt, a student at the University of Maine at Orono,         We congratulate Elsie whose kind and generous spirit is being
who is a 2005 recipient of the M Club Dean Smith Award. The              recognized by the Town of Avon in such a special way; (HLS
presentation is awarded to a female student-athlete with                 117)
outstanding academic and athletic achievements along with                     David Michniewicz, of York, who is retiring as Superintendent
citizenship and community service. Kim is a senior guard and co-         of the York Water District after 29 years of dedicated service. He
captain on the University of Maine Women's Basketball Team, is           was also active on the Legislative Committee of Maine Water
a Maine Scholar-Athlete gold medalist and is majoring in                 Utilities and was past president of the Maine Water Utilities
biological engineering and mathematics. We congratulate her on           Association. We congratulate David and extend our best wishes
receiving this prestigious award; (HLS 108)                              to him for a long, happy and fulfilling retirement; (HLS 118)
     Aaron Izaryk, a student at the University of Maine at Orono,             the University of Maine Teaching Fellows program for
who is a 2005 recipient of the M Club Dean Smith Award. The              Kindergarten to grade 12, which has been chosen to receive the
presentation is awarded to a male student-athlete with                   regional Higher Education Excellence Award by the New England
outstanding academic and athletic achievements along with                Board of Higher Education. The program is led by University of

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Maine ecologist Susan Brawley and is funded by the National            congratulations and best wishes to her on this anniversary; (HLS
Science Foundation. The program provides fellowships to                132)
outstanding graduate students in sciences, technology,                      Cynthia Dame, of Portland, upon achieving the high honor
engineering and mathematics. As part of their fellowships,             and distinction of being named the current President of the
students collaborate with public school teachers to bring more         AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary, Department of Maine. A proud native
hands-on, inquiry-based science to kindergarten to grade 12            of Portland, she attended local schools and has achieved an
students in central and eastern Maine. We recognize the                admirable record of public volunteerism and civic dedication in
significance of the program and applaud those responsible for its      her community and state. She has served as Chair of Youth
success; (HLS 119)                                                     Volunteer Efforts for her local AMVETS post and as Chair of the
    Jeffrey William Pacheco, of Albion, of Boy Scout Troop #446,       AMVETS Auxiliary Scholarship Committee for the State of Maine.
who has attained the high rank and distinction of Eagle Scout.         She has served as President of the AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary,
We congratulate Jeffrey on this distinctive honor; (HLS 120)           Post 25, for 4 terms, and as First Vice-President and Membership
    Constance Wing, of Gardiner, on her 80th birthday, March 5,        Chair for the Auxiliary, during which time membership reached
2005. We congratulate her and extend our best wishes to her on         record numbers. We salute her patriotism and dedication to the
this special occasion; (HLS 121)                                       cause of veterans in Maine and Portland, Longfellow's city "That
    Don Robataille, of Lewiston, who completed the daunting            is seated by the sea"; (HLS 133)
challenge of bicycling across America at 70 years of age. He                Ryan E. Cline, of Spruce Head, a member of Boy Scout
continues to do long-distance bicycling, and is an inspiration for     Troop No. 246, who has attained the high rank and distinction of
young and old. Married for 50 years and father of 5 children, Mr.      Eagle Scout. We extend our congratulations to Ryan on this
Robataille worked for the Coca Cola Company for 35 years               accomplishment; (HLS 134)
before retiring to realize his dream. We congratulate Mr.                   Elizabeth Brown, of Caribou, on her 95th Birthday, March 8,
Robataille on his transcontinental journey and extend our wishes       2005. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to her on
for many more adventures; (HLS 122)                                    this special occasion; (HLS 135)
    Ruth Farabee Clark, of Durham, beloved wife, mother, friend,            Jason Woodworth, of Blaine, a senior at Central Aroostook
actress and inspiration to all who knew her by her well-earned         High School, on scoring 1,000 points in his high school basketball
nickname, "Lady Sunshine." Diagnosed with juvenile diabetes at         career. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Jason
age 11, for 40 years she proudly devoted her professional and          on this accomplishment; (HLS 136)
personal energies to education and advocacy about diabetes                  the members of the Central Aroostook Junior-Senior High
research, organ donation and conquering chronic illness with the       School "Panthers" Basketball Team, of Mars Hill, winners of the
force of faith, joy and life. A 4th-generation Floridian, she          Eastern Maine Class D Championship.              We extend our
graduated from Florida Southern College in 1972 and was named          congratulations and best wishes to the team and their coaches
its Distinguished Alumni for Service to Humanity in 1985. In 1983      on this accomplishment; (HLS 137)
she was chosen Outstanding Young Woman of the Year by the                   Jane Gray Muskie, widow of former Maine governor, senator
Greater Portland Women Jaycees. An officer of the Maine                and national Secretary of State Edmund S. Muskie, at her home
Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired, she was a founding         outside Washington, D.C., on Christmas morning. Jane Gray
trustee of the National Kidney Foundation of Maine and served          was born and raised in Waterville, where she met young attorney
as its president from 1990-1993. An enthusiastic athlete, she          Edmund S. Muskie. They married in 1948 while he was a
attended the United States and World Transplant Olympics,              member of the Maine House of Representatives. In 1954, Mr.
earning 39 medals in swimming, shot put and running. A gifted          Muskie was elected Governor of Maine, and as Maine's First
singer and actress, she performed in scores of Maine theater           Lady, Mrs. Muskie was the first in memory to have a child while
productions and served on the Board of Lyric Music Theater. As         living at the Blaine House. The Muskies moved to Washington,
one of the first United States recipients of a successful live donor   D.C., in 1958, when Edmund Muskie won the United States
kidney transplant in 1979, she entranced audiences across the          Senate seat he would hold until President Carter named him
United States and Canada with her presentations about life, faith      Secretary of State in 1980. Mrs. Muskie was devoted to her
and family. She will be fondly remembered by her loving family,        husband and five children, raising her family in Bethesda,
many friends and all who were inspired by her call to "Fill Every      Maryland, and Kennebunk, Maine. She was talented, charming
Minute"; (IN MEMORIAM) (HLS 123)                                       and well respected, and she was one of her husband's greatest
    the Reverend Chandler M. Holmes, formerly of North                 political assets. Mrs. Jane Muskie will be buried next to her
Waterboro, who served as pastor at North Waterboro Community           husband, who predeceased her in 1996, at Arlington National
Church from 1970 until his retirement in 1997. His father had          Cemetery. She will be greatly missed by her loving family, her
served as pastor at the same church. Reverend Holmes was a             many friends and the citizens of the State of Maine; (IN
respected member of several organizations, including the               MEMORIAM) (HLS 138)
Masons and volunteer fire departments. He also played the                   the following members of the "A" Girls Basketball Team at
trumpet and sang at many events. He will be fondly remembered          Caravel Middle School in Carmel, upon winning the Penobscot
by his family and friends; (IN MEMORIAM) (HLS 124)                     Valley Middle School League Championship: Katie Durgin,
    Linwood Miller, of Wilton, who has been a member of the            Shannon Hall, Ashley Riling, Hillary Keith, Samantha Greeley-
Franklin County Grange #50 for 80 years. We send our                   Gormley, Debra Kelley, Lauren Fitzgerald, Britney Kelley, Rachel
congratulations and best wishes to him on this anniversary; (HLS       Niles, Stephanie Smith, Megan Call, Jessica Scripture; managers
125)                                                                   Melissa Lawler and Sam Farnham; and Coach Richard Burger.
    Michael Flagg, of Wilton, who has been a member of the             We extend our congratulations to the team on achieving this
Franklin County Grange #50 for 25 years. We send our                   accomplishment; (HLS 139)
congratulations and best wishes to him on this anniversary; (HLS            the Mt. Blue High School Wrestling Team, of Farmington,
126)                                                                   winners of the Eastern Maine Class A Championship. We
    Thomas Flagg, of Wilton, who has been a member of the              congratulate the "Cougars" on their second consecutive win;
Franklin County Grange #50 for 25 years. We send our                   (HLS 140)
congratulations and best wishes to him on this anniversary; (HLS            David Kleinschmidt, of Glenburn, a student at Bangor High
127)                                                                   School, who has been nominated as a 2005 Presidential Scholar.
    Thelma Frost, of Wilton, who has been a member of the              Scholars are selected for their academic and artistic
Franklin County Grange #50 for 70 years. We send our                   achievements, leadership qualities, strength of character and
congratulations and best wishes to her on this anniversary; (HLS       activities in the community and school. We congratulate David
128)                                                                   on being nominated for this prestigious award; (HLS 141)
    Wynnefred Shephard, of Wilton, who has been a member of                 Shane Webber, of New Vineyard, a student at Mt. Blue High
the Franklin County Grange #50 for 70 years. We send our               School, who won the 135-pound Class A State Wrestling
congratulations and best wishes to her on this anniversary; (HLS       Championship. We congratulate Shane on his victory; (HLS 142)
129)                                                                        Randolph Sprague, Jr., of Medway, a member of Boy Scout
    Edith Masterman, of Wilton, who has been a member of the           Troop No. 205, who has attained the high rank and distinction of
Franklin County Grange #50 for 60 years. We send our                   Eagle Scout. We extend our congratulations to Randolph on this
congratulations and best wishes to her on this anniversary; (HLS       accomplishment; (HLS 143)
130)                                                                        Wakine and Anna Tanous, of East Millinocket, on the
    Earl Tracy, of Wilton, who has been a member of the Franklin       occasion of their 50th wedding anniversary. We congratulate
County Grange #50 for 25 years. We send our congratulations            them and extend our best wishes to this special couple; (HLS
and best wishes to him on this anniversary; (HLS 131)                  144)
    Vivian Tracy, of Wilton, who has been a member of the                   Carl Birt, of East Millinocket, a member of Boy Scout Troop
Franklin County Grange #50 for 25 years. We send our                   No. 56, who has attained the high rank and distinction of Eagle


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Scout.      We extend our congratulations to Carl on this             Achievement Medal with 3 Gold Stars, USCG Meritorious Unit
accomplishment; (HLS 145)                                             Commendation with Operation Device, 2 Battle Efficiency "E"
     Christopher Birt, of East Millinocket, a member of Boy Scout     Awards, Navy Good Conduct Medal with 4 Bronze Stars, Navy
Troop No. 56, who has attained the high rank and distinction of       Expeditionary Medal, National Defense Medal with one Bronze
Eagle Scout. We extend our congratulations to Christopher on          Star, Arctic Service Ribbon, USCG Special Operations Ribbon
this accomplishment; (HLS 146)                                        and the Expert Pistol Medal. We congratulate Chief Kunz and
     the past and present members of the United States Armed          extend our best wishes for a happy and fulfilling retirement; (HLS
Forces from the Town of Temple, who have served or are now            164)
serving in the military to protect our country, and in whose honor        the Aroostook Republican for its 125 years of circulation.
the annual town report is being dedicated. We extend our              With the release of its first edition on January 14, 1880, founder
appreciation to these citizens for their commitment to their town     Samuel W. Mathews, Maine's first labor commissioner, had a
and country; (HLS 147)                                                vision for a weekly newspaper in Caribou. His dream is ongoing
     Barbara Ford, of Winterport, who has been selected to            as the paper continues to be a vital source of news and
receive the 2005 North American Council on Adoptable Children         information for Caribou residents and also for the surrounding
(NACAC) Adoption Activist Award. Barbara is one of 6 recipients       communities of Woodland, New Sweden, Limestone and
of this prestigious award, which recognizes her many years of         Stockholm. We wish the current staff of Kati Bell, Amanda
service to children and families. She is currently the President of   Dumond, Kevin Sjoberg, advertising representative Gayle Smith,
The Board of Directors of Adoptive and Foster Families of Maine       receptionist Lisa Anderson, editor Mark Putnam and owner,
and has worked to educate state legislators on the needs of           Northeast Publishing Company, enduring success as one of
adoptive families and post adoption supports. We extend our           Aroostook County's best media outlets; (HLS 165)
sincere congratulations to Barbara on achieving this distinctive          Patricia M. Collins, of Caribou, for being selected as a Maine
and well-deserved honor and thank her for her contributions to        Women's Hall of Fame honoree. As one of only 2 female
the welfare of children and families; (HLS 148)                       recipients from Aroostook County in 2005, Patricia joins a very
     Matthias Schreinemachers, of West Newfield, who was sworn        distinguished group of past honorees, including Margaret Chase
in as a United States citizen on February 17, 2005. An                Smith and United States Senator Olympia J. Snowe. Founded in
enthusiastic resident of Maine, Matthias loves to hunt, snowshoe,     1990 by the Maine Federation of Business and Professional
fly-fish and ice-fish. A native of Haaren, Germany, he moved to       Women, the Hall of Fame acknowledges Maine women that have
Maine after being introduced to Jayme Lee Campbell, daughter          made a lasting contribution to their state and community.
of Representative James Campbell. He is now married to Jayme          Patricia's extensive resume that chronicles her passion for public
Lee and is a maintenance supervisor at MSAD #57. We                   service and education has earned her this praiseworthy
congratulate Matthias on becoming a new United States citizen         distinction. We extend our congratulations to Patricia and wish to
and we welcome him to our State; (HLS 149)                            thank her for all that she has done to make Maine, and more
     Bradley Larou, of Rome, who has attained the high rank and       specifically Caribou, a better place; (HLS 166)
distinction of Eagle Scout. We extend our congratulations to              David Nilosek, of Wells, a member of Boy Scout Troop #356,
Bradley on this accomplishment; (HLS 150)                             who has attained the high rank and distinction of Eagle Scout.
     Jacob Plummer, of Limington, who has attained the high rank      We extend our congratulations to David on this accomplishment;
and distinction of Eagle Scout. We extend our congratulations to      (HLS 167)
Jacob on this accomplishment; (HLS 151)                                   Bruce Schwab, who became the first American to officially
     Christopher Kelley, of Limington, who has attained the high      complete the renowned Vendee Globe race. He finished 9th
rank and distinction of Eagle Scout.              We extend our       among 20 skippers entered in the solo around-the-world race
congratulations to Christopher on this accomplishment; (HLS           beginning and ending in Les Sables d'Olonne, France. The
152)                                                                  Vendee course is over 25,000 miles and is considered the most
     Mose Russo, III, of Sebago, who has attained the high rank       challenging solo sporting event in the world. Bruce spent a year
and distinction of Eagle Scout. We extend our congratulations to      preparing his boat, Ocean Planet, for the arduous race at his
Mose on this accomplishment; (HLS 153)                                home port in Portland Harbor. Ocean Planet was teamed up with
     Samuel Beety, of Limington, who has attained the high rank       Bigelow Laboratory to make the race an educational tool for
and distinction of Eagle Scout. We extend our congratulations to      students by posting journal entries and nautical information on
Samuel on this accomplishment; (HLS 154)                              the Internet. Bruce could anticipate storms by using such
     Merlin-Forest Bahr, of Sebago, who has attained the high         satellite technology but still sailed Ocean Planet through waves
rank and distinction of Eagle Scout.              We extend our       as high as 30 feet. We share in the excitement of welcoming
congratulations to Merlin-Forest on this accomplishment; (HLS         Bruce home after his successful completion of the Vendee Globe
155)                                                                  race and we extend our congratulations and best wishes to him;
     Emily Spinney, of Corinth, who has received the Girl Scout       (HLS 168)
Gold Award. This is the highest award in Senior Girl Scouting             the Caribou Future Farmers of America Chapter in
and is given for excellence in skills development, leadership,        celebration of its 75th year. Officially chartered in May, 1930, the
personal growth and community service.            We extend our       Caribou FFA Chapter is the oldest in Maine. Its inaugural
congratulations to Emily on this accomplishment; (HLS 156)            president, J. Kenneth Blackstone, and the first female president,
     Richard Walker IV, of Bath, who has attained the high rank       Linda Bourgoine, made it possible for future members to
and distinction of Eagle Scout. We extend our congratulations to      experience the growing diversity of the agricultural industry.
Richard on this accomplishment; (HLS 157)                             Currently at 90 members, the organization is one of the largest
     Eric Mattice, of Bath, who has attained the high rank and        chapters in Maine. We recognize the positive contributions that
distinction of Eagle Scout. We extend our congratulations to Eric     agriculture makes to our State's economy and we extend our
on this accomplishment; (HLS 158)                                     best wishes to the Caribou FFA Chapter for success in the years
     Alexander Liberman, of Bath, who has attained the high rank      to come; (HLS 169)
and distinction of Eagle Scout. We extend our congratulations to          Dylan Johnson, of Howland, a member of Boy Scout Troop
Alexander on this accomplishment; (HLS 159)                           No. 64, who has attained the high rank and distinction of Eagle
     Haley Blum, of Bath, who has received the Girl Scout Gold        Scout.      For his Eagle Scout project, Dylan completed a
Award. This is the highest award in Senior Girl Scouting and is       tremendous amount of upgrade work at the Medford Town Office,
given for excellence in skills development, leadership, personal      which included installing a flag pole, a sign and landscaping the
growth and community service. We extend our congratulations to        property. He also painted trim work and helped preserve town
Haley on this accomplishment; (HLS 160)                               records. We commend Dylan for his many dedicated hours of
     Kevin Adams, of Otis, who has attained the high rank and         service to his community and extend our congratulations to him
distinction of Eagle Scout. We extend our congratulations to          on this tremendous milestone and achieving this honor; (HLS
Kevin on this accomplishment; (HLS 161)                               170)
     David Langley, of Ellsworth, who has attained the high rank          Joshua Nelson, of Starks, who has attained the high rank and
and distinction of Eagle Scout. We extend our congratulations to      distinction of Eagle Scout. We extend our congratulations to
David on this accomplishment; (HLS 162)                               Joshua on this accomplishment; (HLS 171)
     Jeffrey Frank, of Ellsworth, who has attained the high rank          Jessica Scribner, of Harrison, a member of Girl Scout Troop
and distinction of Eagle Scout. We extend our congratulations to      No. 672, who has received the Girl Scout Gold Award. This is
Jeffrey on this accomplishment; (HLS 163)                             the highest award in Senior Girl Scouting and is given for
     Chief Yeoman Thomas R. Kunz, of Kittery, on his retirement       excellence in skills development, leadership, personal growth and
from the United States Navy. Chief Kunz is authorized to wear         community service. We extend our congratulations to Jessica on
the Dolphins and Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist Breast           this accomplishment; (HLS 172)
Insignias along with the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation               Kimberly Carmichael, of Westbrook, who has received the
Medal with one Gold Star, The Navy and Marine Corps                   Girl Scout Gold Award. This is the highest award in Senior Girl

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Scouting and is given for excellence in skills development,           Eagle Scout. We extend our congratulations to Aaron on this
leadership, personal growth and community service. We extend          accomplishment; (HLS 184)
our congratulations to Kimberly on this accomplishment; (HLS              Timothy Gilboe, of Jackman, a member of Boy Scout Troop
173)                                                                  No. 497, who has attained the high rank and distinction of Eagle
     Lauren Leavitt, of Falmouth, for her exemplary achievement       Scout. We extend our congratulations to Timothy on this
in equestrian competition and for her efforts to raise money to       accomplishment; (HLS 185)
eradicate breast cancer. In 2004, Lauren was ranked nationally            Charles Powell, Jr., of Jackman, a member of Boy Scout
by the United States Eventing Association as the top Junior           Troop No. 497, who has attained the high rank and distinction of
Training Rider. She was selected for her skills in the equestrian     Eagle Scout. We extend our congratulations to Charles on this
disciplines of dressage, stadium jumping and cross country. Her       accomplishment; (HLS 186)
horse, Lazerbeam, was also selected as the USEA Training                  Joshua Kipp, of Jackman, a member of Boy Scout Troop No.
Horse of 2004. Lauren has dedicated her 2005 competition              497, who has attained the high rank and distinction of Eagle
season to raise money to help to defeat breast cancer. She has        Scout. We extend our congratulations to Joshua on this
been actively seeking pledges for each horse trial in which she       accomplishment; (HLS 187)
competes to support her "Ride With Me" Campaign. "Ride With               Sean Dubois, of Jackman, a member of Boy Scout Troop No.
Me" is a project created by Lauren to support the Pink Pony           497, who has attained the high rank and distinction of Eagle
Fund, a fund created by Ralph Lauren to support research and          Scout.     We extend our congratulations to Sean on this
treatment for breast cancer. We congratulate Lauren on a very         accomplishment; (HLS 188)
successful 2004 season and we applaud her unselfish efforts in            Melanie Arsenault, of Oxford, a member of Girl Scout Troop
raising money to help defeat breast cancer; (HLS 174)                 No. 1073, who has received the Girl Scout Silver Award. This is
     Roger Rowling, Jr., of Owls Head, who has been named             the highest award in Cadette Girl Scouting and is given for
Chamberperson of the Year by the Rockland-Thomaston Area              excellence in skills development, leadership, personal growth and
Chamber of Commerce. The annual award recognizes a person             community service. We extend our congratulations to Melanie on
who, through professional and civic deeds, has greatly improved       this accomplishment; (HLS 189)
the quality of community life. Roger has been Director of the             the Winslow High School Black Raiders Girls Basketball
Maine Lobster Festival for 13 years; a member of the Elks Lodge       Team, on the occasion of their winning their first Class B State
for 20 years; has been active in the Rockland Little League; and      Championship Title. We extend our congratulations and best
has helped build playgrounds with the Rockland Kiwanis Club.          wishes to them on their victory; (HLS 190)
We extend our congratulations to Roger on receiving this                  Justin Michael Freeman, of Winslow, a member of Boy Scout
significant award; (HLS 175)                                          Troop No. 433, who has attained the high rank and distinction of
     Nicholas E. Hannon, of Windham, a member of Boy Scout            Eagle Scout. We extend our congratulations to Justin on this
Troop No. 805, who has attained the high rank and distinction of      accomplishment; (HLS 191)
Eagle Scout. This is the highest award in Boy Scouting and is             Christopher Robert Fisher, of Winslow, a member of Boy
given for excellence in skills development, leadership, personal      Scout Troop No. 433, who has attained the high rank and
growth and community service. We extend our congratulations to        distinction of Eagle Scout. We extend our congratulations to
Nicholas on this accomplishment; (HLS 176)                            Christopher on this accomplishment; (HLS 192)
     Master Chief Petty Officer Donald A. Noyes, a native of              Petty Officer Robert Cepero, of Carmel, on receiving the
Carmel and Hampden and past graduate of Hampden Academy,              Coast Guard's Enlisted Person of the Year award for 2004. In
upon his retirement from the United States Navy. Master Chief         order to receive this award, a Coast Guard member must display
Petty Officer Noyes has completed 26 years of service to his          outstanding performance and devotion to duty. Petty Officer
country, with 24 years in submarine operations. He has been an        Cepero was chosen among candidates who serve between the
Acoustic Intelligence Specialist for the past 20 years. Since         Penobscot River and the Canadian border. His peers refer to
2003, he has been the Leading Master Chief Petty Officer for          him as pro-active and quietly excellent in his duty. Petty Officer
submarine acoustic intelligence at the Office of Naval Intelligence   Cepero, a 12-year Coast Guard veteran, is the head engineer at
in Washington, D.C.         He was responsible for worldwide          the Coast Guard's Southwest Harbor Station and plans to retire
scheduling, training and supervision of all acoustic intelligence     in 2005. We extend to Petty Officer Cepero our congratulations
specialists.     He has also provided operational intelligence        and best wishes; (HLS 193)
briefings to Commanding Officers and Type Commanders.                     Brian Carle, of Hermon, a member of Boy Scout Troop No.
During his career, Master Chief Petty Officer Noyes has always        25, who has attained the high rank and distinction of Eagle Scout.
attained the highest level of personal and professional               This is the highest award in Boy Scouting and is given for
excellence. His last assignment attests to the confidence placed      excellence in skills development, leadership, personal growth and
in him by his superiors. We extend our best wishes to him on his      community service. We extend our congratulations to Brian on
retirement; (HLS 177)                                                 this accomplishment; (HLS 194)
     Kevin Brooks, of Hampden, a member of Boy Scout Troop                Alyssa Parsons, of Oxford, a member of Girl Scout Troop No.
No. 41, who has attained the high rank and distinction of Eagle       1073, who has received the Girl Scout Silver Award. This is the
Scout. This is the highest award in Boy Scouting and is given for     highest award in Cadette Girl Scouting and is given for
excellence in skills development, leadership, personal growth and     excellence in skills development, leadership, personal growth and
community service. We extend our congratulations to Kevin on          community service. We extend our congratulations to Alyssa on
this accomplishment; (HLS 178)                                        this accomplishment; (HLS 195)
     Zachary Growe, of Hampden, a member of Boy Scout Troop               Joseph Foss, of Pembroke, a member of Boy Scout Troop
No. 41, who has attained the high rank and distinction of Eagle       No. 136, who has attained the high rank and distinction of Eagle
Scout. This is the highest award in Boy Scouting and is given for     Scout. This is the highest award in Boy Scouting and is given for
excellence in skills development, leadership, personal growth and     excellence in skills development, leadership, personal growth and
community service. We extend our congratulations to Zachary           community service. We extend our congratulations to Joseph on
on this accomplishment; (HLS 179)                                     this accomplishment; (HLS 196)
     William H. House, of Hollis Center, a member of Boy Scout            John Joseph Levesque, of Standish, a member of Boy Scout
Troop No. 323, who has attained the high rank and distinction of      Troop No. 99, who has attained the high rank and distinction of
Eagle Scout. We extend our congratulations to William on this         Eagle Scout. We extend our congratulations to John on this
accomplishment; (HLS 180)                                             accomplishment; (HLS 197)
     Robert James Fisk, III, of Hollis, a member of Boy Scout             Joshua Robert Marzul, of Standish, a member of Boy Scout
Troop No. 349, who has attained the high rank and distinction of      Troop No. 156, who has attained the high rank and distinction of
Eagle Scout. We extend our congratulations to Robert on this          Eagle Scout. We extend our congratulations to Joshua on this
accomplishment; (HLS 181)                                             accomplishment; (HLS 198)
     Robert D. Martin, of Buxton, a member of Boy Scout Troop             the Bonny Eagle High School "Scots," of Standish, on winning
No. 349, who has attained the high rank and distinction of Eagle      the State Class A Cheerleading Championship; (HLS 199)
Scout.      We extend our congratulations to Robert on this               Benjamin Doty, of Cornville, a member of Boy Scout Troop
accomplishment; (HLS 182)                                             No. 431, who has attained the high rank and distinction of Eagle
     Benjamin Robert Roy, of Buxton, a member of Boy Scout            Scout. This is the highest award in Boy Scouting and is given for
Troop No. 349, who has attained the high rank and distinction of      excellence in skills development, leadership, personal growth and
Eagle Scout. For his Eagle Scout project, Benjamin refurbished        community service. We extend our congratulations to Benjamin
a walking trail located in Buxton between the new town hall and       on this accomplishment; (HLS 200)
the ball fields. We extend our congratulations to Benjamin on this        Erin Hamilton, of South Paris, a member of Girl Scout Troop
accomplishment; (HLS 183)                                             No. 1073, who has received the Girl Scout Silver Award. This is
     Aaron McCague, of Rockwood, a member of Boy Scout                the highest award in Cadette Girl Scouting and is given for
Troop No. 100, who has attained the high rank and distinction of      excellence in skills development, leadership, personal growth and

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community service. We extend our congratulations to Erin on         our congratulations to Michelle on this accomplishment; (HLS
this accomplishment; (HLS 201)                                      218)
    Lacey Coore, of South Paris, a member of Girl Scout Troop           Harry Lang, of Windham, beloved husband of Beverly, on the
No. 1073, who has received the Girl Scout Silver Award. This is     occasion of his 90th birthday, March 12, 2005. Mr. Lang is a
the highest award in Cadette Girl Scouting and is given for         World War II veteran. He represents the spirit of the Windham
excellence in skills development, leadership, personal growth and   Veterans' Center as evidenced by his contribution in its
community service. We extend our congratulations to Lacey on        organization. Mr. Lang is the organizer of the Veterans' Day
this accomplishment; (HLS 202)                                      parade in Windham. He was head of security for the Windham
    Michael Gosselin, of Raymond, a member of Boy Scout             mall. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Mr. Lang
Troop No. 805, who has attained the high rank and distinction of    on this very special occasion; (HLS 219)
Eagle Scout. This is the highest award in Boy Scouting and is           Kayla Duquette, of North Monmouth, who has received the
given for excellence in skills development, leadership, personal    Girl Scout Silver Award. This is the highest award in Cadette Girl
growth and community service. We extend our congratulations to      Scouting and is given for excellence in skills development,
Michael on this accomplishment; (HLS 203)                           leadership, personal growth and community service. We extend
    Kim Carlton Blouin, of Springvale, a social worker at Sanford   our congratulations to Kayla on this accomplishment; (HLS 220)
High School. Kim was a licensed clinical social worker who was          Marissa Griswold, of North Monmouth, who has received the
an integral part of the school system, having worked as a school-   Girl Scout Silver Award. This is the highest award in Cadette Girl
based clinician and as program manager for Sweetser Services.       Scouting and is given for excellence in skills development,
She was widely known and appreciated in her community for her       leadership, personal growth and community service. We extend
wit, wisdom and intelligence. She will be sadly missed by her       our congratulations to Marissa on this accomplishment; (HLS
family and friends; (IN MEMORIAM) (HLS 204)                         221)
    Jonathan Copp, of Lebanon, a member of Boy Scout Troop              Nicole Paradis, of Monmouth, who has received the Girl
No. 369, who has attained the high rank and distinction of Eagle    Scout Silver Award. This is the highest award in Cadette Girl
Scout. We extend our congratulations to Jonathan on this            Scouting and is given for excellence in skills development,
accomplishment; (HLS 205)                                           leadership, personal growth and community service. We extend
    Estin Harriman, of Orland, a member of Boy Scout Troop No.      our congratulations to Nicole on this accomplishment; (HLS 222)
102, who has attained the high rank and distinction of Eagle            Jonathan Stanley, of Owls Head, a member of Boy Scout
Scout.     We extend our congratulations to Estin on this           Troop No. 200, who has attained the high rank and distinction of
accomplishment; (HLS 206)                                           Eagle Scout. We extend our congratulations to Jonathan on this
    Justin Stevens, of Oakland, a member of Boy Scout Troop         accomplishment; (HLS 223)
No. 454, who has attained the high rank and distinction of Eagle        Jared Webber, of York, a member of Boy Scout Troop No.
Scout.     We extend our congratulations to Justin on this          301, who has attained the high rank and distinction of Eagle
accomplishment; (HLS 207)                                           Scout.      We extend our congratulations to Jared on this
    George Gehrling, of Oakland, a member of Boy Scout Troop        accomplishment; (HLS 224)
No. 433, who has attained the high rank and distinction of Eagle        Richard J. Pierce, of Damariscotta, a member of Boy Scout
Scout. We extend our congratulations to George on this              Troop No. 213, who has attained the high rank and distinction of
accomplishment; (HLS 208)                                           Eagle Scout. We extend our congratulations to Richard on this
    Ray Casey Munroe, of Falmouth, a member of Boy Scout            accomplishment; (HLS 225)
Troop No. 93, who has attained the high rank and distinction of         Jesse Page, of Greene, a member of Boy Scout Troop No.
Eagle Scout. We extend our congratulations to Ray on this           113, who has attained the high rank and distinction of Eagle
accomplishment; (HLS 209)                                           Scout. This is the highest award in Boy Scouting and is given for
    Bruce Derrill Richards, of Falmouth, a member of Boy Scout      excellence in skills development, leadership, personal growth and
Troop No. 92, who has attained the high rank and distinction of     community service. We extend our congratulations to Jesse on
Eagle Scout. We extend our congratulations to Bruce on this         this accomplishment; (HLS 226)
accomplishment; (HLS 210)                                               Brian Toothaker, of East Waterboro, a member of Boy Scout
    Ryan Gaudet, of Perkins Township, who has attained the high     Troop No. 399, who has attained the high rank and distinction of
rank and distinction of Eagle Scout. This is the highest award in   Eagle Scout. We extend our congratulations to Brian on this
Boy Scouting and is given for excellence in skills development,     accomplishment; (HLS 227)
leadership, personal growth and community service. We extend            Spencer Perry, of Ashland, who has attained the high rank
our congratulations to Ryan on this accomplishment; (HLS 211)       and distinction of Eagle Scout. We extend our congratulations to
    Abigail Lafond, of Orrs Island, who has received the Girl       Spencer on this accomplishment; (HLS 228)
Scout Gold Award. This is the highest award in Senior Girl              Leona Wooster, of Rockland, on the occasion of her 80th
Scouting and is given for excellence in skills development,         birthday, March 23, 2005. We congratulate Leona and extend
leadership, personal growth and community service. We extend        our best wishes to her; (HLS 229)
our congratulations to Abigail on this accomplishment; (HLS 212)        Esmael Ansari, of Brunswick, who has attained the high rank
    Jonathan Wesley, of Phippsburg, who has attained the high       and distinction of Eagle Scout. This is the highest award in Boy
rank and distinction of Eagle Scout.            We extend our       Scouting and is given for excellence in skills development,
congratulations to Jonathan on this accomplishment; (HLS 213)       leadership, personal growth and community service. We extend
    Jane Siviski, of Yarmouth, who has received the Girl Scout      our congratulations to Esmael on this accomplishment; (HLS
Gold Award. This is the highest award in Senior Girl Scouting       230)
and is given for excellence in skills development, leadership,          Specialist Elizabeth Diezyk, of Swan's Island, a returning
personal growth and community service.           We extend our      member of the Alpha Company of the Maine Army National
congratulations to Jane on this accomplishment; (HLS 214)           Guard's 133rd Battalion. She served in Iraq from March 21, 2004
    Christopher Drouin, of Yarmouth, who has attained the high      to February 20, 2005. We join the citizens throughout the State
rank and distinction of Eagle Scout.            We extend our       in welcoming Specialist Diezyk home and in extending our
congratulations to Christopher on this accomplishment; (HLS         appreciation to her for her commitment to the United States
215)                                                                military; (HLS 231)
    Davis Asherman, of Yarmouth, who has attained the high              Abraham Bates, of Westbrook, who has attained the high
rank and distinction of Eagle Scout.            We extend our       rank and distinction of Eagle Scout. This is the highest award in
congratulations to Davis on this accomplishment; (HLS 216)          Boy Scouting and is given for excellence in skills development,
    Thomas and Marion Huston, of Durham, on the occasion of         leadership, personal growth and community service. We extend
their 60th wedding anniversary, March 9, 2005. A veteran of the     our congratulations to Abraham on this accomplishment; (HLS
United States Navy, Tom is retired after working 42 years at US     232)
Gypsum Company. He enjoys genealogy and building race cars              Amy Bates, of Westbrook, who has received the Girl Scout
for the Oxford Speedway. Marion is a wonderful homemaker and        Gold Award. This is the highest award in Senior Girl Scouting
an avid hunter. She was the second woman in Maine to serve as       and is given for excellence in skills development, leadership,
a Maine Guide. She is also a devoted gardener and sports car        personal growth and community service.           We extend our
enthusiast. They have 2 children, John and Pamela. We               congratulations to Amy on this accomplishment; (HLS 233)
congratulate Tom and Marion on this special occasion and                Douglas James Joerss, of Augusta, a member of Boy Scout
extend our best wishes to them; (HLS 217)                           Troop No. 603, who has attained the high rank and distinction of
    Michelle Smith, of Springvale, who has received the Girl        Eagle Scout. This is the highest award in Boy Scouting and is
Scout Gold Award. This is the highest award in Senior Girl          given for excellence in skills development, leadership, personal
Scouting and is given for excellence in skills development,         growth and community service. We extend our congratulations to
leadership, personal growth and community service. We extend        Douglas on this accomplishment; (HLS 234)


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    Mason Plummer, of Windham, who has attained the high rank         the highest award in Cadette Girl Scouting and is given for
and distinction of Eagle Scout. This is the highest award in Boy      excellence in skills development, leadership, personal growth and
Scouting and is given for excellence in skills development,           community service. We extend our congratulations to Bethany
leadership, personal growth and community service. We extend          on this accomplishment; (HLS 250)
our congratulations to Mason on this accomplishment; (HLS 235)            Monique Schafer, of Lisbon Falls, a member of Girl Scout
    Gregory Swander, of Windham, who has attained the high            Troop No. 514, who has received the Girl Scout Silver Award.
rank and distinction of Eagle Scout. This is the highest award in     This is the highest award in Cadette Girl Scouting and is given for
Boy Scouting and is given for excellence in skills development,       excellence in skills development, leadership, personal growth and
leadership, personal growth and community service. We extend          community service. We extend our congratulations to Monique
our congratulations to Gregory on this accomplishment; (HLS           on this accomplishment; (HLS 251)
236)                                                                      Andrew Robert Daniel Gagnon, of Arundel, a member of Boy
    Nicholas Meltzer, of Limerick, a member of Boy Scout Troop        Scout Troop No. 330, who has attained the high rank and
No. 329, who has attained the high rank and distinction of Eagle      distinction of Eagle Scout. This is the highest award in Boy
Scout. We extend our congratulations to Nicholas on this              Scouting and is given for excellence in skills development,
accomplishment; (HLS 237)                                             leadership, personal growth and community service. We extend
    Henry McCorkle, of Topsham, who has attained the high rank        our congratulations to Andrew on this accomplishment; (HLS
and distinction of Eagle Scout. This is the highest award in Boy      252)
Scouting and is given for excellence in skills development,               Dewey Jonathan Ward, of Kennebunk, a member of Boy
leadership, personal growth and community service. We extend          Scout Troop No. 304, who has attained the high rank and
our congratulations to Henry on this accomplishment; (HLS 238)        distinction of Eagle Scout. This is the highest award in Boy
    Jamie Mauro, of Topsham, who has received the Girl Scout          Scouting and is given for excellence in skills development,
Gold Award. This is the highest award in Senior Girl Scouting         leadership, personal growth and community service. We extend
and is given for excellence in skills development, leadership,        our congratulations to Dewey on this accomplishment; (HLS 253)
personal growth and community service.           We extend our            the Maine Warden Service, on the 125th Anniversary of its
congratulations to Jamie on this accomplishment; (HLS 239)            creation, March, 9, 2005. In 1880, the 59th Maine State
    Casey Ballard, of Topsham, who has attained the high rank         Legislature enacted legislation to expand the duties of previous
and distinction of Eagle Scout. This is the highest award in Boy      Commissioners of Fisheries to include enforcement of all matters
Scouting and is given for excellence in skills development,           pertaining to game as well as fisheries, creating the position of
leadership, personal growth and community service. We extend          State Game Warden as we know it today. The Maine Warden
our congratulations to Casey on this accomplishment; (HLS 240)        Service was given the task of protecting our fish and wildlife
    Joseph Leaver, of Topsham, who has attained the high rank         resources and given the responsibility of conducting search and
and distinction of Eagle Scout. This is the highest award in Boy      rescue missions for persons lost in Maine's vast woods and on
Scouting and is given for excellence in skills development,           Maine's inland waters. Since 1880, 14 members of the Maine
leadership, personal growth and community service. We extend          Warden Service have given their life in the line of duty as Maine
our congratulations to Joseph on this accomplishment; (HLS 241)       Wardens, the highest price paid by any one law enforcement
    Matthew Jeffrey Ciampa, of York, a member of Boy Scout            agency in the State of Maine. We recognize the Maine Warden
Troop No. 314, who has attained the high rank and distinction of      Service on this anniversary and we extend our appreciation to the
Eagle Scout. This is the highest award in Boy Scouting and is         past and present members of the Service for their efforts in
given for excellence in skills development, leadership, personal      protecting Maine's greatest resources; (HLS 254)
growth and community service. We extend our congratulations to            Bridgett Costanzo, of Lisbon, a member of Girl Scout Troop
Matthew on this accomplishment; (HLS 242)                             No. 514, who has received the Girl Scout Silver Award. This is
    Corey Thomas Hirn, of Sanford, a member of Boy Scout              the highest award in Cadette Girl Scouting and is given for
Troop No. 317, who has attained the high rank and distinction of      excellence in skills development, leadership, personal growth and
Eagle Scout. This is the highest award in Boy Scouting and is         community service. We extend our congratulations to Bridgett on
given for excellence in skills development, leadership, personal      this accomplishment; (HLS 255)
growth and community service. We extend our congratulations to            Peggi Stevens, art teacher in Brooklin, recipient of the 2005
Corey on this accomplishment; (HLS 243)                               MMAE Bill Bonyun Artist/Educator Award. This annual award is
    Carla Henault, of Lisbon, a member of Girl Scout Troop No.        given to an artist, educator or community member who has made
2184, who has received the Girl Scout Silver Award. This is the       a significant contribution to the arts in schools, shown
highest award in Cadette Girl Scouting and is given for               outstanding commitment and dedicated service in arts education,
excellence in skills development, leadership, personal growth and     exemplified talent and professionalism as an artist and been an
community service. We extend our congratulations to Carla on          inspiration to students, teachers and the community. We
this accomplishment; (HLS 244)                                        commend Peggi's many contributions in the furtherance of art
    Valerie Henault, of Lisbon, a member of Girl Scout Troop No.      education and appreciation and we extend our congratulations to
2184, who has received the Girl Scout Gold Award. This is the         her; (HLS 256)
highest award in Senior Girl Scouting and is given for excellence         John MacKenzie, of Gorham, who has attained the high rank
in skills development, leadership, personal growth and                and distinction of Eagle Scout. This is the highest award in Boy
community service. We extend our congratulations to Valerie on        Scouting and is given for excellence in skills development,
this accomplishment; (HLS 245)                                        leadership, personal growth and community service. We extend
    Caitlin Ramsay, of Lisbon Falls, a member of Girl Scout           our congratulations to John on this accomplishment; (HLS 257)
Troop No. 514, who has received the Girl Scout Silver Award.              Andrew Hutchins, of Southport, who has attained the high
This is the highest award in Cadette Girl Scouting and is given for   rank and distinction of Eagle Scout. This is the highest award in
excellence in skills development, leadership, personal growth and     Boy Scouting and is given for excellence in skills development,
community service. We extend our congratulations to Caitlin on        leadership, personal growth and community service. We extend
this accomplishment; (HLS 246)                                        our congratulations to Andrew on this accomplishment; (HLS
    Kaitlyn Hunter, of Lisbon Falls, a member of Girl Scout Troop     258)
No. 514, who has received the Girl Scout Silver Award. This is            Sarah Guethle, of Georgetown, who has received the Girl
the highest award in Cadette Girl Scouting and is given for           Scout Gold Award. This is the highest award in Senior Girl
excellence in skills development, leadership, personal growth and     Scouting and is given for excellence in skills development,
community service. We extend our congratulations to Kaitlyn on        leadership, personal growth and community service. We extend
this accomplishment; (HLS 247)                                        our congratulations to Sarah on this accomplishment; (HLS 259)
    Elizabeth Hunter, of Lisbon, a member of Girl Scout Troop             Jacob Peter O'Meara, of Milton Township, a member of Boy
No. 2180, who has received the Girl Scout Gold Award. This is         Scout Troop No. 369, who has attained the high rank and
the highest award in Senior Girl Scouting and is given for            distinction of Eagle Scout. This is the highest award in Boy
excellence in skills development, leadership, personal growth and     Scouting and is given for excellence in skills development,
community service. We extend our congratulations to Elizabeth         leadership, personal growth and community service. We extend
on this accomplishment; (HLS 248)                                     our congratulations to Jacob on this accomplishment; (HLS 260)
    Gwenne Hunter, of Lisbon, a member of Girl Scout Troop No.            Kurt Randall, of Gorham, who has attained the high rank and
514, who has received the Girl Scout Silver Award. This is the        distinction of Eagle Scout. This is the highest award in Boy
highest award in Cadette Girl Scouting and is given for               Scouting and is given for excellence in skills development,
excellence in skills development, leadership, personal growth and     leadership, personal growth and community service. We extend
community service. We extend our congratulations to Gwenne            our congratulations to Kurt on this accomplishment; (HLS 261)
on this accomplishment; (HLS 249)                                         Derek Richardson, of Gorham, who has attained the high
    Bethany Williams, of Lisbon, a member of Girl Scout Troop         rank and distinction of Eagle Scout. This is the highest award in
No. 225, who has received the Girl Scout Silver Award. This is        Boy Scouting and is given for excellence in skills development,

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leadership, personal growth and community service. We extend             Justin Whitney, of Chester, a member of Venture Crew 250,
our congratulations to Derek on this accomplishment; (HLS 262)       who has attained the high rank and distinction of Eagle Scout.
    Stephen M. Goss, of Mechanic Falls, who has attained the         This is the highest award in Boy Scouting and is given for
high rank and distinction of Eagle Scout. This is the highest        excellence in skills development, leadership, personal growth and
award in Boy Scouting and is given for excellence in skills          community service. We extend our congratulations to Justin on
development, leadership, personal growth and community               this accomplishment; (HLS 277)
service. We extend our congratulations to Stephen on this                Andre Tilton Lavoie, of Cumberland, a member of Boy Scout
accomplishment; (HLS 263)                                            Troop No. 58, who has attained the high rank and distinction of
    Samantha Cotier, of Boothbay, who has received the Girl          Eagle Scout. This is the highest award in Boy Scouting and is
Scout Silver Award. This is the highest award in Cadette Girl        given for excellence in skills development, leadership, personal
Scouting and is given for excellence in skills development,          growth and community service. We extend our congratulations to
leadership, personal growth and community service. We extend         Andre on this accomplishment; (HLS 278)
our congratulations to Samantha on this accomplishment; (HLS             Chris Bellows, of Bucksport, a member of Boy Scout Troop
264)                                                                 No. 82, who has attained the high rank and distinction of Eagle
    Johanna Marie Farnham, of East Boothbay, who has received        Scout. This is the highest award in Boy Scouting and is given for
the Girl Scout Silver Award. This is the highest award in Cadette    excellence in skills development, leadership, personal growth and
Girl Scouting and is given for excellence in skills development,     community service. We extend our congratulations to Chris on
leadership, personal growth and community service. We extend         this accomplishment; (HLS 279)
our congratulations to Johanna on this accomplishment; (HLS              Jonathan Harbison, of Houlton, a member of Boy Scout Troop
265)                                                                 No. 156, who has attained the high rank and distinction of Eagle
    Tyler Robert Burak, of Eliot, a member of Boy Scout Troop        Scout. This is the highest award in Boy Scouting and is given for
No. 340, who has attained the high rank and distinction of Eagle     excellence in skills development, leadership, personal growth and
Scout. This is the highest award in Boy Scouting and is given for    community service. We extend our congratulations to Jonathan
excellence in skills development, leadership, personal growth and    on this accomplishment; (HLS 280)
community service. We extend our congratulations to Tyler on             Samuel Tweedie, of Houlton, a member of Boy Scout Troop
this accomplishment; (HLS 266)                                       No. 221, who has attained the high rank and distinction of Eagle
    Matthew Rice, of Orrington, a member of Boy Scout Troop          Scout. This is the highest award in Boy Scouting and is given for
No. 15, who has attained the high rank and distinction of Eagle      excellence in skills development, leadership, personal growth and
Scout. This is the highest award in Boy Scouting and is given for    community service. We extend our congratulations to Samuel on
excellence in skills development, leadership, personal growth and    this accomplishment; (HLS 281)
community service. We extend our congratulations to Matthew              Samantha Rivers, of Norway, who has received the Girl Scout
on this accomplishment; (HLS 267)                                    Silver Award. This is the highest award in Cadette Girl Scouting
    Sean Fitzsimons, of Turner, a member of Boy Scout Troop          and is given for excellence in skills development, leadership,
No. 187, who has attained the high rank and distinction of Eagle     personal growth and community service.           We extend our
Scout. This is the highest award in Boy Scouting and is given for    congratulations to Samantha on this accomplishment; (HLS 282)
excellence in skills development, leadership, personal growth and        Shauni Newell, of Norway, who has received the Girl Scout
community service. We extend our congratulations to Sean on          Silver Award. This is the highest award in Cadette Girl Scouting
this accomplishment; (HLS 268)                                       and is given for excellence in skills development, leadership,
    John Gallup, of Turner, a member of Boy Scout Troop No.          personal growth and community service.           We extend our
187, who has attained the high rank and distinction of Eagle         congratulations to Shauni on this accomplishment; (HLS 283)
Scout. This is the highest award in Boy Scouting and is given for        Brittany Fleming, of Norway, who has received the Girl Scout
excellence in skills development, leadership, personal growth and    Silver Award. This is the highest award in Cadette Girl Scouting
community service. We extend our congratulations to John on          and is given for excellence in skills development, leadership,
this accomplishment; (HLS 269)                                       personal growth and community service.           We extend our
    Daniel Gommel, of Lamoine, a member of Boy Scout Troop           congratulations to Brittany on this accomplishment; (HLS 284)
No. 88, who has attained the high rank and distinction of Eagle          Krysonia Keene, of Norway, who has received the Girl Scout
Scout. This is the highest award in Boy Scouting and is given for    Silver Award. This is the highest award in Cadette Girl Scouting
excellence in skills development, leadership, personal growth and    and is given for excellence in skills development, leadership,
community service. We extend our congratulations to Daniel on        personal growth and community service.           We extend our
this accomplishment; (HLS 270)                                       congratulations to Krysonia on this accomplishment; (HLS 285)
    Paul Mitchell, of Lamoine, a member of Boy Scout Troop No.           Naomi White, of Norway, who has received the Girl Scout
88, who has attained the high rank and distinction of Eagle Scout.   Gold Award. This is the highest award in Senior Girl Scouting
This is the highest award in Boy Scouting and is given for           and is given for excellence in skills development, leadership,
excellence in skills development, leadership, personal growth and    personal growth and community service.           We extend our
community service. We extend our congratulations to Paul on          congratulations to Naomi on this accomplishment; (HLS 286)
this accomplishment; (HLS 271)                                           Crystal Thurlow, of Norway, who has received the Girl Scout
    Ethan Hunt, of Hancock, a member of Boy Scout Troop No.          Gold Award. This is the highest award in Senior Girl Scouting
94, who has attained the high rank and distinction of Eagle Scout.   and is given for excellence in skills development, leadership,
This is the highest award in Boy Scouting and is given for           personal growth and community service.           We extend our
excellence in skills development, leadership, personal growth and    congratulations to Crystal on this accomplishment; (HLS 287)
community service. We extend our congratulations to Ethan on             Robin Tuominen, of Norway, who has received the Girl Scout
this accomplishment; (HLS 272)                                       Silver Award. This is the highest award in Cadette Girl Scouting
    Jason L'Heureux, of Portland, who has attained the high rank     and is given for excellence in skills development, leadership,
and distinction of Eagle Scout. This is the highest award in Boy     personal growth and community service.           We extend our
Scouting and is given for excellence in skills development,          congratulations to Robin on this accomplishment; (HLS 288)
leadership, personal growth and community service. We extend             Timothy Yeats Foran, of Cumberland, a member of Boy Scout
our congratulations to Jason on this accomplishment; (HLS 273)       Troop No. 58, who has attained the high rank and distinction of
    Timothy Koster, of Portland, who has attained the high rank      Eagle Scout. This is the highest award in Boy Scouting and is
and distinction of Eagle Scout. This is the highest award in Boy     given for excellence in skills development, leadership, personal
Scouting and is given for excellence in skills development,          growth and community service. We extend our congratulations to
leadership, personal growth and community service. We extend         Timothy on this accomplishment; (HLS 289)
our congratulations to Timothy on this accomplishment; (HLS              Dennis Lizotte, of Orrington, who has attained the high rank
274)                                                                 and distinction of Eagle Scout. This is the highest award in Boy
    Matthew McKenney, of Portland, who has attained the high         Scouting and is given for excellence in skills development,
rank and distinction of Eagle Scout. This is the highest award in    leadership, personal growth and community service. We extend
Boy Scouting and is given for excellence in skills development,      our congratulations to Dennis on this accomplishment; (HLS 290)
leadership, personal growth and community service. We extend             Jake Antworth, of Orrington, a member of Boy Scout Troop
our congratulations to Matthew on this accomplishment; (HLS          No. 44, who has attained the high rank and distinction of Eagle
275)                                                                 Scout. This is the highest award in Boy Scouting and is given for
    Lionel Gagnon, of Holden, a member of Boy Scout Troop No.        excellence in skills development, leadership, personal growth and
21, who has attained the high rank and distinction of Eagle Scout.   community service. We extend our congratulations to Jake on
This is the highest award in Boy Scouting and is given for           this accomplishment; (HLS 291)
excellence in skills development, leadership, personal growth and        the Saco First Responders for their dedicated service in
community service. We extend our congratulations to Lionel on        protecting life and property throughout the years. We extend our
this accomplishment; (HLS 276)

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appreciation to them for their many selfless contributions; (HLS     leadership, personal growth and community service. We extend
292)                                                                 our congratulations to Timothy on this accomplishment; (HLS
    Joanne Kauzlarich, of Berwick, who has received the Girl         308)
Scout Silver Award. This is the highest award in Cadette Girl            Zachary Helm, of Palermo, who has attained the high rank
Scouting and is given for excellence in skills development,          and distinction of Eagle Scout. This is the highest award in Boy
leadership, personal growth and community service. We extend         Scouting and is given for excellence in skills development,
our congratulations to Joanne on this accomplishment; (HLS 293)      leadership, personal growth and community service. We extend
    Kaili Chapman, of Berwick, who has received the Girl Scout       our congratulations to Zachary on this accomplishment; (HLS
Silver Award. This is the highest award in Cadette Girl Scouting     309)
and is given for excellence in skills development, leadership,           Henry Jackson, of Oxford, on receiving a Special Award for
personal growth and community service.           We extend our       Outstanding Service to the Fairs and to the Harness Racing
congratulations to Kaili on this accomplishment; (HLS 294)           Industry of Maine. This award was presented by the Maine
    Christopher Boulos, of Cape Elizabeth, who has attained the      Association of Agricultural Fairs. Henry has worked for the
high rank and distinction of Eagle Scout. This is the highest        Department of Agriculture for 34 years in various positions and
award in Boy Scouting and is given for excellence in skills          currently serves as the Executive Director of the Maine Harness
development, leadership, personal growth and community               Racing Commission. Through the years he has been involved in
service. We extend our congratulations to Christopher on this        the poultry and beef industries along with his duties at all levels of
accomplishment; (HLS 295)                                            county fairs. He has devoted many hours of his personal time to
    Andrew Marston, of Cape Elizabeth, who has attained the          ensure that the people of our State do not lose this important
high rank and distinction of Eagle Scout. This is the highest        piece of our history. We extend our gratitude to Henry for his
award in Boy Scouting and is given for excellence in skills          many years of dedication, support and involvement in the
development, leadership, personal growth and community               agricultural industry and we extend our best wishes to him; (HLS
service. We extend our congratulations to Andrew on this             310)
accomplishment; (HLS 296)                                                Althea Blake, of Pownal, whose public service to the town is
    Samantha Montano, of Cape Elizabeth, who has received the        legendary. A founding member and past president of the
Girl Scout Silver Award. This is the highest award in Cadette Girl   Firemen's Auxiliary, Althea also donated many hours of volunteer
Scouting and is given for excellence in skills development,          service to the Pownal Volunteer Fire Department. She was a
leadership, personal growth and community service. We extend         founding member of the Pownal Scenic and Historical Society
our congratulations to Samantha on this accomplishment; (HLS         and was also an active participant in the formation of the Pownal
297)                                                                 Elementary School. For most of the 56 years she has lived in
    Katie Mowles, of Cape Elizabeth, who has received the Girl       town, she has served as a ballot clerk, and for many years also
Scout Silver Award. This is the highest award in Cadette Girl        assumed the responsibility of serving the warrant for town
Scouting and is given for excellence in skills development,          meetings. In addition, she was actively involved in fund-raising
leadership, personal growth and community service. We extend         suppers for many of these groups. Her years of dedicated
our congratulations to Katie on this accomplishment; (HLS 298)       concern for the well-being of the town and its inhabitants is
    Benjamin Salerno, of Cape Elizabeth, who has attained the        admirable. We acknowledge Althea's many selfless volunteer
high rank and distinction of Eagle Scout. This is the highest        acts, all performed with her characteristic cheerful smile, and we
award in Boy Scouting and is given for excellence in skills          extend our best wishes to her; (HLS 311)
development, leadership, personal growth and community                   David Biette, of Freeport, who has attained the high rank and
service. We extend our congratulations to Benjamin on this           distinction of Eagle Scout. This is the highest award in Boy
accomplishment; (HLS 299)                                            Scouting and is given for excellence in skills development,
    Melissa Harney, of Cape Elizabeth, who has received the Girl     leadership, personal growth and community service. We extend
Scout Silver Award. This is the highest award in Cadette Girl        our congratulations to David on this accomplishment; (HLS 312)
Scouting and is given for excellence in skills development,              Jonathan Britton, of Freeport, who has attained the high rank
leadership, personal growth and community service. We extend         and distinction of Eagle Scout. This is the highest award in Boy
our congratulations to Melissa on this accomplishment; (HLS          Scouting and is given for excellence in skills development,
300)                                                                 leadership, personal growth and community service. We extend
    Ashley Barnett, of Cape Elizabeth, who has received the Girl     our congratulations to Jonathan on this accomplishment; (HLS
Scout Silver Award. This is the highest award in Cadette Girl        313)
Scouting and is given for excellence in skills development,              Ryan Roberts, of Waterville, who has attained the high rank
leadership, personal growth and community service. We extend         and distinction of Eagle Scout. This is the highest rank in Boy
our congratulations to Ashley on this accomplishment; (HLS 301)      Scouting and is given for excellence in skills development,
    Emily Doliner, of Cape Elizabeth, who has received the Girl      leadership, personal growth and community service. We extend
Scout Silver Award. This is the highest award in Cadette Girl        our congratulations to Ryan on this accomplishment; (HLS 314)
Scouting and is given for excellence in skills development,              Faye O'Leary Hafford, of Allagash, on the occasion of her
leadership, personal growth and community service. We extend         80th birthday. This teacher and author contributed greatly to the
our congratulations to Emily on this accomplishment; (HLS 302)       spirit of her community and State through her contributions to
    Michelle Fortier, of Lewiston, who has received the Girl Scout   family values, education, writing, forestry use and preservation,
Silver Award. This is the highest award in Cadette Girl Scouting     politics, activism and volunteerism, especially her most recent
and is given for excellence in skills development, leadership,       efforts in establishing the Allagash Public Library. We recognize
personal growth and community service.            We extend our      Faye's many contributions and we congratulate her on the
congratulations to Michelle on this accomplishment; (HLS 303)        occasion of her 80th birthday; (HLS 315)
    Kevin Parsons, of Falmouth, who has attained the high rank           the following members of the Hermon High School
and distinction of Eagle Scout. This is the highest award in Boy     Cheerleading Team, winners of the Eastern Maine Class B
Scouting and is given for excellence in skills development,          Cheerleading Championship: Heather Brady, Ashley Andrews,
leadership, personal growth and community service. We extend         Jessica Andrews, Carey Bell, Danielle Brayley, Ashley Clark,
our congratulations to Kevin on this accomplishment; (HLS 304)       Kristi Emery, Ashley Fairbanks, Monica Gallant, Sarah Gebert,
    Kyle Dupuis, of Lewiston, who has attained the high rank and     Meagan Keith, Samantha Nightengale, Kelsey Petrello, Nicole
distinction of Eagle Scout. This is the highest award in Boy         Vincent, Lauren Kimball, Krista Helms and Coach Lisa Pratt. We
Scouting and is given for excellence in skills development,          extend our congratulations to the team and extend our best
leadership, personal growth and community service. We extend         wishes for future successes; (HLS 316)
our congratulations to Kyle on this accomplishment; (HLS 305)            Kyle Lad, of Glenburn, a student at John Bapst Memorial
    James Libby, of Bangor, who has attained the high rank and       High School, who was recognized as one of the top scoring
distinction of Eagle Scout. This is the highest award in Boy         students on the Maine Educational Assessment exams. He
Scouting and is given for excellence in skills development,          ranks among the top one-third of 1 percent of the 15,000 juniors
leadership, personal growth and community service. We extend         who took the exam. We extend our congratulations to Kyle and
our congratulations to James on this accomplishment; (HLS 306)       send him our best wishes in his future endeavors; (HLS 317)
    Ruth Langton, of Edgecomb, who has received the Girl Scout           Elsie Rogers, of Damariscotta and formerly of Round Pond,
Gold Award. This is the highest award in Senior Girl Scouting        on the occasion of her 106th birthday. We congratulate her on
and is given for excellence in skills development, leadership,       achieving this milestone; (HLS 318)
personal growth and community service.           We extend our           Christa Thorpe, of Newcastle, on being named as one of the
congratulations to Ruth on this accomplishment; (HLS 307)            top 2 youth volunteers in Maine for 2005 and receiving the
    Timothy Veilleux, of Belgrade, who has attained the high rank    Prudential Spirit of Community Award. A senior at Lincoln
and distinction of Eagle Scout. This is the highest award in Boy     Academy, she raised funds to travel to Bangladesh to teach
Scouting and is given for excellence in skills development,          English to disadvantaged children. We are proud of Christa's

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unselfish acts of volunteerism and we extend out best wishes to         leadership, personal growth and community service. We extend
her; (HLS 319)                                                          our congratulations to Patrick on this accomplishment; (HLS 330)
     the Millinocket Regional Hospital, on the occasion of its 50th          Sarah Williams, of Richmond, who has received the Girl
anniversary, April 4, 2005. Construction of the hospital began in       Scout Silver Award. This is the highest award in Cadette Girl
March 1954 and in March of the following year more than 3000            Scouting and is given for excellence in skills development,
visitors toured the modern facility.        The private, non-profit     leadership, personal growth and community service. We extend
regional health system serves the Katahdin area and has an              our congratulations to Sarah on this accomplishment; (HLS 331)
excellent reputation.       The Millinocket Regional Hospital is             Rachel Carter, of Richmond, who has received the Girl Scout
continually upgrading to be proactive in meeting the needs of the       Silver Award. This is the highest award in Cadette Girl Scouting
people it serves and we applaud the efforts of all those, past and      and is given for excellence in skills development, leadership,
present, who have played a role in the creation of this important       personal growth and community service.              We extend our
facility; (HLS 320)                                                     congratulations to Rachel on this accomplishment; (HLS 332)
     Lisa Kranich, of Millinocket, who has earned the distinction of         Micheline Roy, of Augusta, on the occasion of her 80th
being named Valedictorian of the 2005 graduating class of               Birthday, March 19, 2005, and in extending our congratulations
Stearns High School. She shares the honor with 3 classmates,            and best wishes to her on this special occasion; (HLS 333)
all of whom achieved a 4.0 average. We congratulate Lisa on                  Mary Lou Smith, of Whitefield, on the occasion of her
her many scholastic accomplishments and we extend our best              retirement from the Office of the Revisor of Statutes after 18
wishes to her; (HLS 321)                                                years of dedicated service to the Maine State Legislature. Mary
     Trisha MacDonald, of Millinocket, who has earned the               Lou started on January 5, 1987 as a Legal Proofreader and is
distinction of being named Valedictorian of the 2005 graduating         retiring as a Senior Engrossing Proofreader. We acknowledge
class of Stearns High School. She shares the honor with 3               her exemplary service to the State of Maine and we extend our
classmates, all of whom achieved a 4.0 average.                   We    best wishes to her for a happy retirement; (HLS 334)
congratulate Trisha on her many scholastic accomplishments and               Dorothy Mae Bowring, of South Portland, a strong, caring and
we extend our best wishes to her; (HLS 322)                             hard-working woman whose love and loyalty for her family were
     Janessa Nason, of Millinocket, who has earned the distinction      boundless. During World War II, Dorothy was one of the patriotic
of being named Valedictorian of the 2005 graduating class of            women who went to work for the war effort at the South Portland
Stearns High School. She shares the honor with 3 classmates,            Shipyard as a welder. Following the war she worked as a
all of whom achieved a 4.0 average. We congratulate Janessa             waitress at many fine restaurants, most notably at George's Deli
on her many scholastic accomplishments and we extend our best           in Monument Square for 18 years. She then started a new
wishes to her; (HLS 323)                                                chapter in her life working with children. She became a foster
     Samuel Stahl, of Millinocket, who has earned the distinction       grandmother through the Foster Grandparents Program,
of being named Valedictorian of the 2005 graduating class of            assisting teachers with the daily activities of children. This family
Stearns High School. He shares the honor with 3 classmates, all         matriarch's legacy of community involvement was passed on to
of whom achieved a 4.0 average. We congratulate Samuel on               her family members. We join her family and friends in mourning
his many scholastic accomplishments and we extend our best              her loss; (IN MEMORIAM) (HLS 335)
wishes to him; (HLS 324)                                                     Sergeant Timothy Vashon, of Newport, who recently returned
     Dick Hall, of Wilton, recipient of the 2005 President's Award.     home after a 15-month deployment in support of Operation Iraqi
He has been an officer and director of the Maine Agricultural           Freedom. The 133rd Engineer Battalion is a combat-heavy
Association of Fairs for the last 14 years. For 6 years he has          engineer unit that is similar to a large construction company
served as a fair evaluator and has testified at legislative hearings.   capable of completing large-scale projects. While in Iraq, the
Dick helped his grandfather, the late Ralph Hall, in the pulling ring   133rd participated in numerous challenging projects, including
and assumed the role of pulling superintendent after his                rebuilding a school and a municipal building and installing new
grandfather's death. He has held this position at Fryeburg Fair         roads in the Town of Dianyah while helping Iraq become a safe,
for the past 12 years.            We congratulate Dick on his           prosperous and democratic nation. We commend Sergeant
accomplishments and we extend our best wishes to him; (HLS              Vashon for his leadership and exemplary performance and
325)                                                                    bravery and we extend our gratitude for his service and
     Joseph Stilwell, of Jefferson, who has attained the high rank      allegiance; (HLS 336)
and distinction of Eagle Scout. This is the highest award in Boy             Sergeant John Hunt, of St. Albans, who recently returned
Scouting and is given for excellence in skills development,             home after a 15-month deployment in support of Operation Iraqi
leadership, personal growth and community service. We extend            Freedom. The 133rd Engineer Battalion is a combat-heavy
our congratulations to Joseph on this accomplishment; (HLS 326)         engineer unit that is similar to a large construction company
     Brian S. Mason, of Whitefield, who has attained the high rank      capable of completing large-scale projects. While in Iraq, the
and distinction of Eagle Scout. This is the highest award in Boy        133rd participated in numerous challenging projects, including
Scouting and is given for excellence in skills development,             rebuilding a school and a municipal building and installing new
leadership, personal growth and community service. We extend            roads in the Town of Dianyah while helping Iraq become a safe,
our congratulations to Brian on this accomplishment; (HLS 327)          prosperous and democratic nation. We commend Sergeant Hunt
     Stanley and Eva Spaulding, of Mexico, on the occasion of           for his leadership and exemplary performance and bravery and
their 70th wedding anniversary, March 3, 2005. We congratulate          we extend our gratitude for his service and allegiance; (HLS 337)
Stanley and Eva and extend our best wishes on this special                   Staff Sergeant Brian Wilson, of Dixmont, who recently
occasion; (HLS 328)                                                     returned home after a 15-month deployment in support of
     Judy Ayotte Paradis, of Frenchville, on her induction into the     Operation Iraqi Freedom. The 133rd Engineer Battalion is a
Maine Women's Hall of Fame. One of few women from                       combat-heavy engineer unit that is similar to a large construction
Aroostook County so honored, she is now immortalized along              company capable of completing large-scale projects. While in
with United States Senator Margaret Chase Smith; Olympic Gold           Iraq, the 133rd participated in numerous challenging projects,
Medal Winner Joan Benoit; first female Speaker of the Maine             including rebuilding a school and a municipal building and
House of Representatives, Elizabeth Mitchell; and former State          installing new roads in the Town of Dianyah while helping Iraq
Senator Chellie Pingree. Well known for her tireless advocacy           become a safe, prosperous and democratic nation. Furthermore,
for people in need, Judy served several years as a French high          as evidenced by his receipt of a Purple Heart Award, Staff
school teacher in the St. John Valley, instilling self-respect and      Sergeant Wilson's unwavering dedication is unmatched. We
confidence in her students, especially those in most need of help.      commend him for his leadership and exemplary performance and
As a state legislator for 14 years, she continued her mission of        bravery and we extend our gratitude for his service and
making life better for the residents of Maine. She especially           allegiance; (HLS 338)
distinguished herself as Senate Chair of the Joint Standing                  Sergeant Leland Melanson, of Plymouth, who recently
Committee on Health and Human Services, where she presided              returned home after a 15-month deployment in support of
over endorsements of landmark legislation such as the Maine RX          Operation Iraqi Freedom. The 133rd Engineer Battalion is a
Program and medical insurance coverage for children and the             combat-heavy engineer unit that is similar to a large construction
elderly. Even after being term-limited out of the Legislature in        company capable of completing large-scale projects. While in
2000, she has continued her exemplary service to people through         Iraq, the 133rd participated in numerous challenging projects,
her membership on several boards and committees. Judy has               including rebuilding a school and a municipal building and
earned the respect and gratitude of people throughout Maine and         installing new roads in the Town of Dianyah while helping Iraq
we congratulate her on this most recent honor; (HLS 329)                become a safe, prosperous and democratic nation.                 We
     Patrick Allred, of Richmond, who has attained the high rank        commend Sergeant Melanson for his leadership and exemplary
and distinction of Eagle Scout. This is the highest award in Boy        performance and bravery and we extend our gratitude for his
Scouting and is given for excellence in skills development,             service and allegiance; (HLS 339)


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     David Allen and the students in his science classes at           grateful for Mary's many contributions to the success of the fair
Rockland District High School on the success of a recent science      and we extend our best wishes to her; (HLS 350)
project. Mr. Allen and the students in his freshman and                    Jeremy Caron, of Lewiston, who has attained the high rank
sophomore science classes used a ham radio to make contact            and distinction of Eagle Scout. This is the highest award in Boy
with the International Space Station. Students spoke with             Scouting and is given for excellence in skills development,
astronaut Leroy Chiao, who is on a 6-month NASA mission and           leadership, personal growth and community service. We extend
who was more than 300 miles above the Earth's surface. We             our congratulations to Jeremy on this accomplishment; (HLS 351)
congratulate Mr. Allen and the students on this creative venture           Staff Sergeant Ronald Greene, of Plymouth, who has
and we extend our best wishes on their future endeavors in            returned home after 13 months of active duty with the 1-152nd
education; (HLS 340)                                                  Field Artillery Forward Division stationed in Iraq. SSGT Greene
     Christopher Ryan Hudnor, of Brunswick, a member of Boy           served as a detainee prison guard at the Abu Ghraib prison,
Scout Troop No. 202, who has attained the high rank and               performed other security missions and provided military escort on
distinction of Eagle Scout. This is the highest award in Boy          many convoys in the Baghdad area. His unwavering dedication
Scouting and is given for excellence in skills development,           is unmatched as evidenced by his receipt of the Purple Heart.
leadership, personal growth and community service. For his            We commend SSGT Greene for his exemplary performance and
Eagle Scout project, Christopher collected money to finish 2          bravery. We join the citizens throughout the State in welcoming
closets and install shelving at the new Red Cross building in         SSGT Greene home and in extending our appreciation to him for
Topsham. We extend our congratulations to Christopher on this         his commitment to the United States military; (HLS 352)
accomplishment; (HLS 341)                                                  Specialist Travis Lane, of Monroe, who has returned home
     Specialist Ian Cowett, of Buckfield, who has returned home       after 13 months of active duty with the 1-152nd Field Artillery
after 13 months of active duty with the 1-152nd Field Artillery       Forward Division stationed in Iraq. We are blessed with
Forward Division stationed in Iraq. SPC Cowett served as a            generations of men and women like SPC Lane who have stepped
detainee prison guard at the Abu Ghraib prison, performed other       forward to fight for the security of this nation so that we might
security missions and provided military escort on many convoys        continue to enjoy the privileges of liberty and freedom. We join
in the Baghdad area. We commend SPC Cowett for his                    the citizens throughout the State in welcoming SPC Lane home
exemplary performance and bravery. We join the citizens               and in extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to
throughout the State in welcoming SPC Cowett home and in              the United States military; (HLS 353)
extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the                Sergeant First Class Ronald Spencer, of West Gardiner, who
United States military; (HLS 342)                                     has returned home after 13 months of active duty with the 1-
     Dorothy Greenlaw, of Dover-Foxcroft, on the special occasion     152nd Field Artillery Forward Division stationed in Iraq. We join
of her 100th Birthday, April 9, 2005. Born in Bristol, she taught     the citizens throughout the State in welcoming SFC Spencer
school for 48 years. She was also a hospital volunteer for many       home and in extending our appreciation to him for his
years and joined the Miosac Club in 1936. She is an active            commitment to the United States military; (HLS 354)
volunteer at the Thompson Free Library and a member and                    Staff Sergeant Mark Rediker, of Levant, who has returned
supporter of the Dover-Foxcroft Historical Society. She joined        home after 13 months of active duty with the 1-152nd Field
the Dover-Foxcroft Congregational Church in 1932 and is the           Artillery Forward Division stationed in Iraq. SSGT Rediker served
oldest living member. We extend our congratulations to Ms.            as a detainee prison guard at the Abu Ghraib prison, performed
Greenlaw on this centennial celebration of her life and we send       other security missions and provided military escort on many
her our best wishes; (HLS 343)                                        convoys in the Baghdad area. We commend SSGT Rediker for
     Matthew Fowler, of Presque Isle, student at Presque Isle High    his exemplary performance and bravery. We join the citizens
School, who was recognized as one of the top scoring students         throughout the State in welcoming SSGT Rediker home and in
on the Maine Educational Assessment exams. He ranks among             extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the
the top one-third of one percent of the 15,000 students who took      United States military; (HLS 355)
the exam. We extend our congratulations to Matthew and send                First Lieutenant John T. Wilmot, of Casco, who has returned
him our best wishes in his future endeavors; (HLS 344)                home after 13 months of active duty with the 1-152nd Field
     Rachel Dicker, of Presque Isle, a student at Presque Isle High   Artillery Forward Division stationed in Iraq, where he served as a
School, who was recognized as one of the top scoring students         Military Police Officer and Squad Leader. First Lieutenant Wilmot
on the Maine Educational Assessment exams. She ranks among            served as a detainee prison guard at the Abu Ghraib prison and
the top one-third of one percent of the 15,000 students who took      Camp Bucca, performed other security missions and provided
the exam. We extend our congratulations to Rachel and send            military escort on many convoys in the Baghdad area. We
her our best wishes in her future endeavors; (HLS 345)                commend First Lieutenant Wilmot for his exemplary performance
     Robert Morrill, of Windham, for his many years of service to     and bravery. We join the citizens throughout the State in
the Cumberland County Fair and the people of Maine. Robert,           welcoming First Lieutenant Wilmot home and in extending our
past President of the Cumberland County Fair, was responsible         appreciation to him for his commitment to the United States
for many capital improvements at the fairgrounds, including the       military; (HLS 356)
horse and cattle barns. Despite his current confinement to a               Private Second Class Eric T. Willett, of Winslow, who has
wheelchair, Robert has been a vital and dedicated contributor         returned home after 13 months of active duty with the 1-152nd
towards the success of the fair. We are grateful to him for his       Field Artillery Forward Division stationed in Iraq. We join the
many contributions and we extend our best wishes to him; (HLS         citizens throughout the State in welcoming PV2 Willett home and
346)                                                                  in extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the
     Pat Morrill, of Windham, for her many years of service to the    United States military; (HLS 357)
Cumberland County Fair and the people of Maine. Pat managed                Specialist Peter L. Paradis, of Winslow, who has returned
the Exhibition Hall and the Harness Horse Blanket Trophy              home after 13 months of active duty with the 1-152nd Field
Program. We appreciate her spirit of volunteerism and extend          Artillery Forward Division stationed in Iraq. We join the citizens
our best wishes to her; (HLS 347)                                     throughout the State in welcoming SPC Paradis home and in
     Stanley Hall, of Windham, for his many years of service to the   extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the
Cumberland County Fair and the people of Maine. Stanley, a            United States military; (HLS 358)
former legislator, was past President of the Cumberland County             Specialist Kenneth Roy, of Winslow, who has returned home
Fair and Maine Harness Horseman of the year in 1979. He is            after 13 months of active duty with the 1-152nd Field Artillery
also responsible for many capital improvements at the                 Forward Division stationed in Iraq.          We join the citizens
fairgrounds. We are grateful to him for his many contributions to     throughout the State in welcoming SPC Roy home and in
the success of the fair and we extend our best wishes to him;         extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the
(HLS 348)                                                             United States military; (HLS 359)
     Ruth Norton, of Windham, for her many years of service to             Sergeant First Class Stephen Soucy, of Winslow, who has
the Cumberland County Fair and the people of Maine. Ruth is a         returned home after 13 months of active duty with the 1-152nd
65-year veteran of the fair. She continues to volunteer and was       Field Artillery Forward Division stationed in Iraq. We join the
voted a lifetime honorary member. Her husband, the late Loring        citizens throughout the State in welcoming SFC Soucy home and
Norton, was a former President of the Cumberland County Fair.         in extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the
We appreciate Ruth's many contributions to the success of the         United States military; (HLS 360)
fair and we extend our best wishes to her; (HLS 349)                       Thomas J. DiBiaso, of Winthrop, and formerly of Monmouth.
     Mary Hall, of Windham, for her many years of service to the      After moving to Maine from New Jersey in 1985, Mr. DiBiaso was
Cumberland County Fair Farmer's Club and to the people of             employed by MSAD #52 in the maintenance department. He
Maine. Mary is a lifetime Honorary Member of the Cumberland           then became supervisor of buildings and grounds for MSAD #16.
County Fair and is also the Exhibition Hall Coordinator. We are       Most recently he was the director of maintenance for Bath Public
                                                                      Schools, retiring in June 2004. Mr. DiBiaso was an active

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member of the United Church of Monmouth, serving as treasurer          to the rebuilding of the country. We commend SFC Rancourt for
for several years; the Monmouth Water Association, serving as          his exemplary performance and extend our gratitude for his
president for several years; and the Monmouth Lions Club where         service and dedication to his State and Country. We send him
he served both as treasurer and president. A favorite activity was     our best wishes for his transition back into civilian life; (HLS 367)
chairing the annual Monmouth Lions Thanksgiving dinner for                  Walter Leon Stevens, of Georgetown, a Veteran of the United
senior citizens. This beloved husband, father and grandfather          States Army and fisherman for many years. He was an
will be sadly missed by his family and friends; (IN MEMORIAM)          enthusiastic pioneer of new ideas and technology in his
(HLS 361)                                                              occupation. Health problems eventually forced his complete
     the members of the Lewiston High School Hockey Team, who          retirement but Walter continued being a folk historian for the
won the Class A Eastern Maine Championship. We commend                 Georgetown area. Whether sharing his knowledge or fishing
the players on their teamwork and sportsmanship. We extend             gear, he was always generous, often helping others start their
our appreciation to the players and their coaches for their many       own fishing careers. Walter, who will be remembered for his
positive contributions to the Lewiston community. We send our          unflagging good cheer and deep love for family, will be missed by
congratulations to the team members on their outstanding               his family and friends; (IN MEMORIAM) (HLS 368)
performance on and off the ice and their successful season; (HLS            Edward R. DiBiase, a lifelong resident of Portland. He was
362)                                                                   employed in construction for many years, working for Aceto
     David E. Adams, of Auburn, beloved husband, father and            Construction Company and Romano Construction Company as a
grandfather. Mr. Adams had many passions in life, including            cement worker. His jobs included underground sewage lines and
politics, scouting, cars and collectible toys. He served on the        bridges throughout the city. He later served as a crossing guide,
Auburn City Council, the Auburn Sewage Board, the Charter              guiding Baxter Elementary School students to safety for nearly a
Commission and the State Real Estate Licensing Board. He was           decade. He loved the children who loved him in return and would
an Eagle Scout, a Cubmaster and a Scoutmaster. He operated             call him "Grampy" when they met in the community. Mr. DiBiase
Dad's Toys for several years. Mr. Adams was always willing to          dearly loved his family, the Red Sox and vegetable gardening.
help, talk or just listen and will be remembered as everyone's         He will be sadly missed by his family, friends and by all those
friend with a big smile and a bigger heart. We join his family and     whose lives he touched in a special way; (IN MEMORIAM) (HLS
friends in mourning his loss; (IN MEMORIAM) (HLS 363)                  369)
     Martin Walsh, of Waterville, a beloved teacher and well-               James H. White, of Orono, who has been named Maine's
respected coach. Born in Portland, Mr. Walsh graduated from            2005 Middle Level Principal of the Year by the Maine Principals'
Cheverus High School and later received his Master's degree in         Association. This award recognizes one middle level principal
education at the University of Maine at Orono. He began his            annually for effective leadership, a commitment to academic
teaching career in the early 1960s as a math teacher, history          excellence, high expectations and standards, creating a culture
teacher and basketball coach. In 1970, he accepted a position at       that supports learning, contributions to the profession and
Williams Junior High School in Oakland, where he taught and            community service. As principal of Center Drive School in
coached basketball until 1994.            He had an advanced           Orrington, Mr. White has earned a reputation of having
mathematics award named for him by Williams Junior High                established a true learning community. During his 20 years at
School. The year he retired, the graduating class at Williams          the school, he has implemented high academic, behavioral and
Junior High School dedicated the yearbook to him. He was an            social standards. Mr. White is a member of the Maine Principals'
active member of the Elks Lodge in Waterville and was named            Association professional development and retirement committees
Elk of the Year in 1983. We acknowledge his dedicated                  and is also a member of the New England League of Middle
contributions to his profession and his community. He will be          Schools, the Maine Association of Middle Level Education and is
greatly missed by his family, friends and former students; (IN         President of the Penobscot Valley Middle League. He is a
MEMORIAM) (HLS 364)                                                    member of the Northeast Regional Principals' Association and
     Arthur M. Griffiths, of Monmouth, beloved husband of Lois,        the Hancock County Administrative Support System.                  We
his wife of 56 years. Arthur's career took many different paths,       commend Mr. White for his dedication to education and children
including being headmaster at Limington Academy, proprietor of         and wish him many more years of success; (HLS 370)
a feed store in Newport and a broadcaster at radio and television           Private First Class Christian King, of Houlton, who has
stations in Waterville and Lewiston. For 19 years he served as         returned home after 13 months of active duty with the 1-152nd
Director of the News Bureau at Bates College. He pursued a             Field Artillery Forward Division stationed in Iraq. PFC King
career in printing and publications at Twin City Printery in           served as a detainee prison guard at the Abu Ghraib prison,
Lewiston and later founded the Monmouth Press. He was a well-          performed other security missions and provided military escort on
known and caring citizen who took an active role in civic affairs,     many convoys in the Baghdad area. We commend PFC King for
including the school committee, planning board, budget                 his exemplary performance and bravery. We join the citizens
committee and appeals board. A gifted public speaker and               throughout the State in welcoming PFC King home and in
accomplished parliamentarian, he enjoyed presiding over special        extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the
town meetings, the Cochnewagan Agricultural Association, the           United States military; (HLS 371)
Arnold Expedition Historical Society, the Maine Old Cemetery                Specialist Christopher Hynick, of Houlton, who has returned
Association, the Monmouth Historical Society and he also served        home after 13 months of active duty with the 1-152nd Field
on the board of trustees of the Maine Genealogical Society.            Artillery Forward Division stationed in Iraq. SPC Hynick served
Arthur was a 32nd degree Mason and was Past Master of                  as a detainee prison guard at the Abu Ghraib prison, performed
Rabboni Lodge #150 in Lewiston. He was editor of "The Maine            other security missions and provided military escort on many
Mason" and president of the Androscoggin Valley Square and             convoys in the Baghdad area. We commend SPC Hynick for his
Compass Club for many years. He pursued many interests                 exemplary performance and bravery. We join the citizens
including woodworking, photography, computers and sailing.             throughout the State in welcoming SPC Hynick home and in
Arthur proudly devoted his professional and personal energies for      extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the
the betterment of citizens in his community and State and he will      United States military; (HLS 372)
be fondly remembered by his loving family and many friends; (IN             Sergeant Ronald Cohen, of Houlton, who has returned home
MEMORIAM) (HLS 365)                                                    after 13 months of active duty with the 1-152nd Field Artillery
     Julian Beale III, of Belgrade, who has distinguished himself as   Forward Division stationed in Iraq. SGT Cohen served as a
an advocate of firearm safety for youth in the Augusta area. He        detainee prison guard at the Abu Ghraib prison, performed other
founded the Capital City Junior Rifle Program 30 years ago. Mr.        security missions and provided military escort on many convoys
Beale is a volunteer coach for the rifle teams of Cony High            in the Baghdad area. We commend SGT Cohen for his
School and Gardiner High School.             He is the volunteer       exemplary performance and bravery. We join the citizens
coordinator of the rifle matches for the Junior Olympics in            throughout the State in welcoming SGT Cohen home and in
Colorado and also serves as volunteer range director for the           extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the
National Smallbore Matches in Ohio.             Mr. Beale will be      United States military; (HLS 373)
conducting his 30th awards banquet for his students at the                  Specialist Larry Cochran, of Houlton, who has returned home
Calumet Club on April 16th. We extend our appreciation to Mr.          after 13 months of active duty with the 1-152nd Field Artillery
Beale for everything he has done for the youth in the State and        Forward Division stationed in Iraq. SPC Cochran served as a
the country; (HLS 366)                                                 detainee prison guard at the Abu Ghraib prison, performed other
     Sergeant First Class James R. Rancourt, of Sabattus, on           security missions and provided military escort on many convoys
completion of his recent mission with the 133rd Combat Engineer        in the Baghdad area. We commend SPC Cochran for his
Battalion. SFC Rancourt recently returned home after a one-year        exemplary performance and bravery. We join the citizens
deployment to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. He           throughout the State in welcoming SPC Cochran home and in
served in Mosul, Iraq, among many other areas, constructing            extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the
bridges, roads, schools and much of the infrastructure important       United States military; (HLS 374)

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    Sergeant First Class Trevor Bennett, of Houlton, who has        convoys in the Baghdad area. We commend SPC Bennett for his
returned home after 13 months of active duty with the 1-152nd       exemplary performance and bravery. We join the citizens
Field Artillery Forward Division stationed in Iraq. SFC Bennett     throughout the State in welcoming SPC Bennett home and in
served as a detainee prison guard at the Abu Ghraib prison,         extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the
performed other security missions and provided military escort on   United States military; (HLS 383)
many convoys in the Baghdad area. We commend SFC Bennett                 Specialist Eric Anderson, of Houlton, who has returned home
for his exemplary performance and bravery. We join the citizens     after 13 months of active duty with the 1-152nd Field Artillery
throughout the State in welcoming SFC Bennett home and in           Forward Division stationed in Iraq. SPC Anderson served as a
extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the         detainee prison guard at the Abu Ghraib prison, performed other
United States military; (HLS 375)                                   security missions and provided military escort on many convoys
    Private First Class Joshua A. Thomas, of Houlton, who has       in the Baghdad area. We commend SPC Anderson for his
returned home after 13 months of active duty with the 1-152nd       exemplary performance and bravery. We join the citizens
Field Artillery Forward Division stationed in Iraq. PFC Thomas      throughout the State in welcoming SPC Anderson home and in
served as a detainee prison guard at the Abu Ghraib prison,         extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the
performed other security missions and provided military escort on   United States military; (HLS 384)
many convoys in the Baghdad area. We commend PFC Thomas                  Sergeant First Class James S. Tash, of Hodgdon, who has
for his exemplary performance and bravery. We join the citizens     returned home after 13 months of active duty with the 1-152nd
throughout the State in welcoming PFC Thomas home and in            Field Artillery Forward Division stationed in Iraq. SFC Tash
extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the         served as a detainee prison guard at the Abu Ghraib prison,
United States military; (HLS 376)                                   performed other security missions and provided military escort on
    Specialist Ryan Merritt, of Houlton, who has returned home      many convoys in the Baghdad area. We commend SFC Tash for
after 13 months of active duty with the 1-152nd Field Artillery     his exemplary performance and bravery. We join the citizens
Forward Division stationed in Iraq. SPC Merritt served as a         throughout the State in welcoming SFC Tash home and in
detainee prison guard at the Abu Ghraib prison, performed other     extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the
security missions and provided military escort on many convoys      United States military; (HLS 385)
in the Baghdad area. We commend SPC Merritt for his                      Specialist Nicholas Quint, of Hodgdon, who has returned
exemplary performance and bravery. We join the citizens             home after 13 months of active duty with the 1-152nd Field
throughout the State in welcoming SPC Merritt home and in           Artillery Forward Division stationed in Iraq. SPC Quint served as
extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the         a detainee prison guard at the Abu Ghraib prison, performed
United States military; (HLS 377)                                   other security missions and provided military escort on many
    Staff Sergeant Michael McAfee, of Houlton, who has returned     convoys in the Baghdad area. We commend SPC Quint for his
home after 13 months of active duty with the 1-152nd Field          exemplary performance and bravery. We join the citizens
Artillery Forward Division stationed in Iraq. SSGT McAfee served    throughout the State in welcoming SPC Quint home and in
as a detainee prison guard at the Abu Ghraib prison, performed      extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the
other security missions and provided military escort on many        United States military; (HLS 386)
convoys in the Baghdad area. We commend SSGT McAfee for                  Specialist Michael Quint, of Hodgdon, who has returned
his exemplary performance and bravery. We join the citizens         home after 13 months of active duty with the 1-152nd Field
throughout the State in welcoming SSGT McAfee home and in           Artillery Forward Division stationed in Iraq. SPC Quint served as
extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the         a detainee prison guard at the Abu Ghraib prison, performed
United States military; (HLS 378)                                   other security missions and provided military escort on many
    Specialist Timothy J. O'Donnell, of Houlton, who has returned   convoys in the Baghdad area. We commend SPC Quint for his
home after 13 months of active duty with the 1-152nd Field          exemplary performance and bravery. We join the citizens
Artillery Forward Division stationed in Iraq. SPC O'Donnell         throughout the State in welcoming SPC Quint home and in
served as a detainee prison guard at the Abu Ghraib prison,         extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the
performed other security missions and provided military escort on   United States military; (HLS 387)
many convoys in the Baghdad area. We commend SPC                         Sergeant Philip D. Putnam, of Cary Plantation, who has
O'Donnell for his exemplary performance and bravery. We join        returned home after 13 months of active duty with the 1-152nd
the citizens throughout the State in welcoming SPC O'Donnell        Field Artillery Forward Division stationed in Iraq. SGT Putnam
home and in extending our appreciation to him for his               served as a detainee prison guard at the Abu Ghraib prison,
commitment to the United States military; (HLS 379)                 performed other security missions and provided military escort on
    Specialist Cheyenne Polchies, of Houlton, who has returned      many convoys in the Baghdad area. We commend SGT Putnam
home after 13 months of active duty with the 1-152nd Field          for his exemplary performance and bravery. We join the citizens
Artillery Forward Division stationed in Iraq. SPC Polchies served   throughout the State in welcoming SGT Putnam home and in
as a detainee prison guard at the Abu Ghraib prison, performed      extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the
other security missions and provided military escort on many        United States military; (HLS 388)
convoys in the Baghdad area. We commend SPC Polchies for                 Reid B. Hayward, of North Yarmouth. Mr. Hayward was a
her exemplary performance and bravery. We join the citizens         graduate of Greely Institute and Bentley College and was a
throughout the State in welcoming SPC Polchies home and in          Certified Public Accountant for the Portland Company until his
extending our appreciation to her for her commitment to the         retirement after 35 years of service. He was a strong supporter
United States military; (HLS 380)                                   of Greely Institute over the years and was a member of the
    Staff Sergeant Matthew Quint, of Houlton, who has returned      Cumberland-North Yarmouth School District Board of Directors
home after 13 months of active duty with the 1-152nd Field          for several terms. He was very active in his community serving
Artillery Forward Division stationed in Iraq. SSGT Quint served     on different committees and helping to preserve lands in town for
as a detainee prison guard at the Abu Ghraib prison, performed      future generations. He was a member of Westcustogo Grange.
other security missions and provided military escort on many        He will be missed by his neighbors and friends; (IN MEMORIAM)
convoys in the Baghdad area. We commend SSGT Quint for his          (HLS 389)
exemplary performance and bravery. We join the citizens                  Albert G. Mahar, of Dennysville, on the occasion of his 95th
throughout the State in welcoming SSGT Quint home and in            birthday, March 31, 2005. We extend our congratulations and
extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the         best wishes to him on this very special occasion; (HLS 390)
United States military; (HLS 381)                                        Specialist Michael Ward, of Nobleboro, who has returned
    Specialist Dana Sanford, of Houlton, who has returned home      home after 13 months of active duty with the 1-152nd Field
after 13 months of active duty with the 1-152nd Field Artillery     Artillery Forward Division stationed in Iraq. We join the citizens
Forward Division stationed in Iraq. SPC Sanford served as a         throughout the State in welcoming SPC Ward home and in
detainee prison guard at the Abu Ghraib prison, performed other     extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the
security missions and provided military escort on many convoys      United States military; (HLS 391)
in the Baghdad area. We commend SPC Sanford for his                      Frederick Merrill, of West Gardiner, for his dedication and
exemplary performance and bravery. We join the citizens             service to the West Gardiner community and MSAD #11. Mr.
throughout the State in welcoming SPC Sanford home and in           Merrill served on the MSAD #11 Board of Directors from 1990 to
extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the         2005.      He served as vice-chair as well as chairing the
United States military; (HLS 382)                                   subcommittees of Long Range Planning and Negotiations. He
    Specialist Joshua Bennett, of Houlton, who has returned         was invaluable during the construction of 3 new schools and
home after 13 months of active duty with the 1-152nd Field          additions to 5 schools, as well as the renovations of the Central
Artillery Forward Division stationed in Iraq. SPC Bennett served    Office of the school district. We acknowledge his contributions to
as a detainee prison guard at the Abu Ghraib prison, performed      his community and to the State, and we send him our best
other security missions and provided military escort on many        wishes; (HLS 392)

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                                              December 1, 2004 to December 5, 2006

    the Glenburn School Math Team, whose Grade 6 Team 1 has               Yunis Awmaalin, of Lewiston, who is the recipient of the Many
won a First Place Team Award at the Fall Math Meet sponsored         and One Young Community Builders Award given by the Many
by the Eastern Maine Math League.                 We send our        and One Coalition to recognize his pursuit of universal human
congratulations to the following student members of the team:        rights in the communities of Lewiston and Auburn. The Many
Andrew Nesbitt, Justin Lad, P.J. Turner and Jennifer Cormier;        and One Coalition works for the end of racism and all forms of
(HLS 393)                                                            hatred, prejudice, discrimination and oppression in our
    Patrick Hall, of Glenburn, a student on the Glenburn School      communities and for the construction of safe, peaceful and just
Math Team, who won Second Place in the Grade 7 Individual            communities for everyone. We extend our congratulations to Mr.
Award at the Fall Math Meet sponsored by the Eastern Maine           Awmaalin on his accomplishments; (HLS 404)
Math League. We send Patrick our congratulations on his                   Sonya Strout, of Lewiston, who is the recipient of the Many
impressive achievement; (HLS 394)                                    and One Young Community Builders Award given by the Many
    Andrew Nesbitt, of Glenburn, a student on the Glenburn           and One Coalition to recognize her pursuit of universal human
School Math Team who won a First Place Grade 6 Individual            rights in the communities of Lewiston and Auburn. The Many
Award at the Fall Math Meet sponsored by the Eastern Maine           and One Coalition works for the end of racism and all forms of
Math League. We send Andrew our congratulations on his               hatred, prejudice, discrimination and oppression in our
impressive achievement; (HLS 395)                                    communities and for the construction of safe, peaceful and just
    Andrew Trundy, of Glenburn, who has been named to the            communities for everyone. We extend our congratulations to
Maine Sunday Telegram All-State Football Team, one of 24             Sonya on her accomplishments; (HLS 405)
players to be placed on the team. We extend our congratulations           Zack Tupper, of Lisbon, who is the recipient of the Many and
to Andrew on this achievement and we send him our best wishes        One Young Community Builders Award given by the Many and
on his future endeavors; (HLS 396)                                   One Coalition to recognize his pursuit of universal human rights
    Derek "Hugging Bear" Hinkley, of Lewiston, who is the            in the communities of Lewiston and Auburn. The Many and One
recipient of the Many and One Young Community Builders Award         Coalition works for the end of racism and all forms of hatred,
given by the Many and One Coalition to recognize his pursuit of      prejudice, discrimination and oppression in our communities and
universal human rights in the communities of Lewiston and            for the construction of safe, peaceful and just communities for
Auburn. The Many and One Coalition works for the end of              everyone. We extend our congratulations to Zack on his
racism and all forms of hatred, prejudice, discrimination and        accomplishments; (HLS 406)
oppression in our communities and for the construction of safe,           Shelley Mumau, of Hartford, who is the recipient of the Many
peaceful and just communities for everyone. We extend our            and One Young Community Builders Award given by the Many
congratulations to Derek on his accomplishments; (HLS 397)           and One Coalition to recognize her pursuit of universal human
    Amanda Bailey, of Lewiston, who is the recipient of the Many     rights in the communities of Lewiston and Auburn. The Many
and One Young Community Builders Award given by the Many             and One Coalition works for the end of racism and all forms of
and One Coalition to recognize her pursuit of universal human        hatred, prejudice, discrimination and oppression in our
rights in the communities of Lewiston and Auburn. The Many           communities and for the construction of safe, peaceful and just
and One Coalition works for the end of racism and all forms of       communities for everyone. We extend our congratulations to
hatred, prejudice, discrimination and oppression in our              Shelley on her accomplishments; (HLS 407)
communities and for the construction of safe, peaceful and just           Sarah Beaulieu, of Wales, who is the recipient of the Many
communities for everyone. We extend our congratulations to           and One Young Community Builders Award given by the Many
Amanda on her accomplishments; (HLS 398)                             and One Coalition to recognize her pursuit of universal human
    Kimberly Bailey, of Lewiston, who is the recipient of the Many   rights in the communities of Lewiston and Auburn. The Many
and One Young Community Builders Award given by the Many             and One Coalition works for the end of racism and all forms of
and One Coalition to recognize her pursuit of universal human        hatred, prejudice, discrimination and oppression in our
rights in the communities of Lewiston and Auburn. The Many           communities and for the construction of safe, peaceful and just
and One Coalition works for the end of racism and all forms of       communities for everyone. We extend our congratulations to
hatred, prejudice, discrimination and oppression in our              Sarah on her accomplishments; (HLS 408)
communities and for the construction of safe, peaceful and just           Sergeant Nicholas A. St. Amand, of Lisbon, who has returned
communities for everyone. We extend our congratulations to           home after 12 months of active duty with the 133rd Combat
Kimberly on her accomplishments; (HLS 399)                           Engineering Battalion stationed in Iraq. We commend Sgt. St.
    Teisha Loesberg, of Lewiston, who is the recipient of the        Amand for his exemplary performance and bravery. We join the
Many and One Young Community Builders Award given by the             citizens throughout the State in welcoming Sgt. St. Amand home
Many and One Coalition to recognize her pursuit of universal         and in extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to
human rights in the communities of Lewiston and Auburn. The          the United States military; (HLS 409)
Many and One Coalition works for the end of racism and all forms          Specialist William Bartman, of Smyrna, who has returned
of hatred, prejudice, discrimination and oppression in our           home after 13 months of active duty with the 1-152nd Field
communities and for the construction of safe, peaceful and just      Artillery Forward Division stationed in Iraq. We join the citizens
communities for everyone. We extend our congratulations to           throughout the State in welcoming SPC Bartman home and in
Teisha on her accomplishments; (HLS 400)                             extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the
    Katelin Brown, of Lewiston, who is the recipient of the Many     United States military; (HLS 410)
and One Young Community Builders Award given by the Many                  Specialist Ralph Bartman, of Smyrna, who has returned home
and One Coalition to recognize her pursuit of universal human        after 13 months of active duty with the 1-152nd Field Artillery
rights in the communities of Lewiston and Auburn. The Many           Forward Division stationed in Iraq.         We join the citizens
and One Coalition works for the end of racism and all forms of       throughout the State in welcoming SPC Bartman home and in
hatred, prejudice, discrimination and oppression in our              extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the
communities and for the construction of safe, peaceful and just      United States military; (HLS 411)
communities for everyone. We extend our congratulations to                Specialist Richard Mayberry, of Smyrna, who has returned
Katelin on her accomplishments; (HLS 401)                            home after 13 months of active duty with the 1-152nd Field
    Sadam Abdi, of Lewiston, who is the recipient of the Many        Artillery Forward Division stationed in Iraq. We join the citizens
and One Young Community Builders Award given by the Many             throughout the State in welcoming SPC Mayberry home and in
and One Coalition to recognize his pursuit of universal human        extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the
rights in the communities of Lewiston and Auburn. The Many           United States military; (HLS 412)
and One Coalition works for the end of racism and all forms of            Specialist Steven Beaulieu, of New Limerick, who has
hatred, prejudice, discrimination and oppression in our              returned home after 13 months of active duty with the 1-152nd
communities and for the construction of safe, peaceful and just      Field Artillery Forward Division stationed in Iraq. We join the
communities for everyone. We extend our congratulations to           citizens throughout the State in welcoming SPC Beaulieu home
Sadam on his accomplishments; (HLS 402)                              and in extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to
    Rosaria Blondin, of Lewiston, who is the recipient of the Many   the United States military; (HLS 413)
and One Young Community Builders Award given by the Many                  Specialist Michael P. MacArthur, of Crystal, who has returned
and One Coalition to recognize her pursuit of universal human        home after 13 months of active duty with the 1-152nd Field
rights in the communities of Lewiston and Auburn. The Many           Artillery Forward Division stationed in Iraq. We join the citizens
and One Coalition works for the end of racism and all forms of       throughout the State in welcoming SPC MacArthur home and in
hatred, prejudice, discrimination and oppression in our              extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the
communities and for the construction of safe, peaceful and just      United States military; (HLS 414)
communities for everyone. We extend our congratulations to                Specialist Scott Horton, of Sherman Station, who has
Rosaria on her accomplishments; (HLS 403)                            returned home after 13 months of active duty with the 1-152nd
                                                                     Field Artillery Forward Division stationed in Iraq. We join the

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                                              December 1, 2004 to December 5, 2006

citizens throughout the State in welcoming SPC Horton home               the following members of the Hampden Academy Mock Trial
and in extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to       Team, who won the 2004 State High School Mock Trial
the United States military; (HLS 415)                                Competitions: Lauren Hartz, John White, Jennifer Swalec, Amy
     Specialist Charles Heath, of Sherman Station, who has           Dumont, Morgan Silva, Scott Simpson, Katie Lawler, Caroline
returned home after 13 months of active duty with the 1-152nd        Samp, Becca Workman, Sam Dow, Peter Herrick, Paige Clifton,
Field Artillery Forward Division stationed in Iraq. We join the      Lauren Sturdivant, Stefanie Veneziano, Sophie Kelmenson,
citizens throughout the State in welcoming SPC Heath home and        Lauren Swalec, Sam Wood, Kaylie Reese, Zach Boyd, Kristina
in extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the       King, Logan Deane, Jessi Hackett and Rachel Lawler; coaches
United States military; (HLS 416)                                    William Devoe and James McCarthy and faculty advisor Kathryn
     Sergeant Calvin Bishop, of New Limerick, who has returned       King. The team continues its display of superior performance
home after 13 months of active duty with the 1-152nd Field           and understanding of courtroom procedures as this was their
Artillery Forward Division stationed in Iraq. We join the citizens   fourth triumph in the last 5 years. We extend our congratulations
throughout the State in welcoming SGT Bishop home and in             and best wishes to the team's 23 members as they go on to
extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the          represent Maine at the National Mock Trial Competitions in May
United States military; (HLS 417)                                    in Charlotte, North Carolina; (HLS 429)
     Sergeant Richard Schmidt III, of New Patten, who has                the following members of the Hampden Academy Boys
returned home after 13 months of active duty with the 1-152nd        Soccer Team, who won the 2004 Eastern Maine Class A State
Field Artillery Forward Division stationed in Iraq. We join the      Championship: Peter Alexander, Trevor Campbell, Bennett
citizens throughout the State in welcoming SGT Schmidt home          Chabot, Andre Cushing, Patrick Deighan, Sam Dow, Martin
and in extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to       Earley, Scott Hiller, Nattapong Kongsuriya, Joshua McNutt,
the United States military; (HLS 418)                                Matthew Pierce, Jeffrey Prymowicz, Alex Reynolds, Jirapong
     Specialist Mark D. Chapman, of Lisbon, who has returned         Sankla, William Shannon, Max Silver, J Uhrin and Keith Zanardi
home after 12 months of active duty with the 133rd Combat            and coach Ryan Shaw. We extend our congratulations to the
Engineering Battalion stationed in Iraq. We commend Spc.             team and extend our best wishes to them for future successes;
Chapman for his exemplary performance and bravery. We join           (HLS 430)
the citizens throughout the State in welcoming Spc. Chapman              the following members of the Hampden Academy Boys
home and in extending our appreciation to him for his                Basketball Team, who won the 2005 Class A State
commitment to the United States military; (HLS 419)                  Championship: Nate Aurelio, Jordan Cook, Brad Evans, Evan
     Specialist Joseph D. Schreiber, of Lisbon, who has returned     Farley, Sam Hodgdon, Daniel McCue, Josh McNutt, Blaine
home after 12 months of active duty with the 133rd Combat            Meehan, Pat Moran, Tyler Ross, Max Silver and J Uhrin and
Engineering Battalion stationed in Iraq. We commend Spc.             coach Russ Bartlett. This is the team's first state title. We extend
Schreiber for his exemplary performance and bravery. We join         our congratulations to the team and extend our best wishes to
the citizens throughout the State in welcoming Spc. Schreiber        them for future successes; (HLS 431)
home and in extending our appreciation to him for his                    Virginia Williams, of Gorham, on the occasion of her 90th
commitment to the United States military; (HLS 420)                  birthday, February 15, 2005. We extend our congratulations to
     Roy A. Quint, a beloved resident of Hodgdon. Mr. Quint was      her on this very special occasion; (HLS 432)
a veteran of World War II, serving in Europe alongside 3 of his 4        the members of the Dexter Regional High School Boys
brothers. He returned from the war and married Maxine, who           Basketball Team, who won the Class C Eastern Maine
was his wife for 57 years. Of the 5th generation to live in          Championship. Members of the team are: Aaron Woodman,
Hodgdon, he raised his own family in the house in which he was       Brad Lavin, Nick Peirce, Eric Day, Matt Murray, Mark Pullen,
born. He served his community and family as a potato farmer          Sam Bowers, Chris Rabideau, Brandon Woodman, Craig
and due to his successful and extensive knowledge of farming,        Sylvester, Adam Eastman, Ryan Martin, Tim McCarthy, Steve
the Quint Farm is still doing well under his son, Randy. We          Robinson and Ben Spizuoco and coaches Peter Murray and Gary
acknowledge his dedication to his family, his community, his         Williams and managers Rebecca Fick, Mindy Harding, Tim Lary,
State and Nation, and we join with his family in celebrating his     Shari Nickerson and Ashley Watson. All the team members are
life. He will be greatly missed by his loving family and many        to be commended for their efforts and hours of dedication. We
friends; (IN MEMORIAM) (HLS 421)                                     wish them continued success in the years to come; (HLS 433)
     Sarah Warner, of Winthrop, for winning the Central Region           the members of the Dexter Regional High School Girls
6th-grade essay contest of the Maine Space Grant Consortium.         Basketball Team, who won the Class C Eastern Maine
Sarah attends the Winthrop Middle School in Winthrop, and her        Championship. Members of the team are: Mallory Ames,
First Prize essay permits her to attend Space Camp in Alabama        Chelsie Chambers, Nikki Chapman, Tracy Mountain, Nicci
courtesy of the consortium. We send Sarah our congratulations        Burton, Meagan Fogarty, Sabrina Cote, Lindsay Burton, Vanessa
on her winning essay and our best wishes on her future               Hartford, Brandi Alton, Katie Poirier, Megan Clukey and Ashley
endeavors; (HLS 422)                                                 Ames and coach Jody Grant, assistant coach Lloyd Connors,
     Wayne Knapp, of New Vineyard, on his retirement after 29        managers Holly Malo, Alicia Marquis and Katie Day. All the team
years as a teacher at Mt. Abram High School. We extend our           members are to be commended for their efforts and hours of
appreciation to Mr. Knapp for his dedicated commitment to the        dedication. We wish them continued success in the years to
youth of the State and wish him the best in his future endeavors;    come; (HLS 434)
(HLS 423)                                                                Ashley Ames, of Dexter, a senior at Dexter Regional High
     John Nichols, of Oquossoc, on his retirement after 18 years     School, in recognition of her career basketball scoring record of
as a teacher at Stratton Elementary School. We extend our            1,690 points. As a team member of the Dexter Lady Tigers,
appreciation to Mr. Nichols for his dedicated commitment to the      Ashley displayed not only her superior basketball skills but her
youth of the State and wish him the best in his future endeavors;    remarkable leadership abilities on and off the court. Her hours of
(HLS 424)                                                            dedication to the sport and to her team are to be commended
     Lois Barker, of Strong, on her retirement after 17 years as a   and we wish her continued success in the years to come; (HLS
teacher at Kingfield Elementary School.           We extend our      435)
appreciation to Ms. Barker for her dedicated commitment to the           Chloe Taub, daughter of Jeffrey and Valerie Taub of Castine,
youth of the State and wish her the best in her future endeavors;    for winning the Midcoast Region 6th-grade essay contest of the
(HLS 425)                                                            Maine Space Grant Consortium. Chloe attends the Adams
     Brian Dodge, of Strong, on his retirement after 30 years as a   School in Castine and her First Prize essay on Mars permits her
teacher at Mt. Abram High School. We extend our appreciation         to attend Space Camp in Alabama courtesy of the Maine Space
to Mr. Dodge for his dedicated commitment to the youth of the        Grant Consortium. We send Chloe our congratulations on her
State and wish him well in his future endeavors; (HLS 426)           winning essay and our best wishes on her future endeavors;
     Jeffrey Wells, Sr., of Farmington, on his retirement after 15   (HLS 436)
years as a teacher at Strong Elementary School. We extend our            the following members of the John Bapst Memorial High
appreciation to Mr. Wells for his dedicated commitment to the        School Chess Team, upon their winning the Maine State High
youth of the State and wish him well in his future endeavors;        School Championship for all classes, with a perfect 4-0 record:
(HLS 427)                                                            Brian Rand of Orrington, Joseph Lawlor of Holden, Ben Aramal of
     the members of the Hampden Academy Boys Cross-country           Carmel, Josh Andrews of Levant, Colin Campbell of Orrington,
Team, who won the 2004 Eastern Maine Class B Championship:           Conor Campbell of Orrington, David Jones of Orrington, Frank
Ben Bouchard, Kevin Brown, Mike Brown, Evan Farley, Simon            Kessler of Amherst, Ray Solinger of Eddington, Kevin Townsend
Hanson, Craig Harrison, Dan MacLean, Aaron McCollough and            of Orono, Jordon Trundy of Clifton, Murray Bridges of Amherst,
Chris Peverada and coach Richard Balentine. We extend our            Zack LaPierre of Milford, Matt Verosloff of Levant and Fritz
congratulations to the team and extend our best wishes to them       Eyerer of Newburgh. In addition, the school's reserve team won
for future successes; (HLS 428)                                      the reserve state title for all classes.          We extend our

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                                               December 1, 2004 to December 5, 2006

congratulations to all the members of the team on their               Forward Division stationed in Iraq. SPC Dorval served as a
achievements; (HLS 437)                                               detainee prison guard at the Abu Ghraib prison, performed other
    Adam Craig, of Corinth, one of the top competitors in the         security missions and provided military escort on many convoys
National Off-Road Biking Association, finishing in 2nd Place in       in the Baghdad area. We commend SPC Dorval for his
the time trial, 26th in the short-track race and 5th in the cross-    exemplary performance and bravery. We join the citizens
country event and who now ranks 11th overall in the professional      throughout the State in welcoming SPC Dorval home and in
mountain biking circuit. We send him our congratulations on his       extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the
accomplishments and extend our best wishes on his upcoming            United States military; (HLS 446)
races in Belgium, Spain, Germany and Quebec; (HLS 438)                     Private First Class Matthew Proulx, of Oakland, who has
    the Ronel J. Dubois Insurance Agency, of Sanford, on its 50th     returned home after 13 months of active duty with the 1-152nd
anniversary. Three generations of the Dubois family have served       Field Artillery Forward Division stationed in Iraq. PFC Proulx
the residents and businesses of Maine, New Hampshire and              served as a detainee prison guard at the Abu Ghraib prison,
Massachusetts. Mr. Dubois started as an insurance agent with          performed other security missions and provided military escort on
the Mapes Insurance Agency in 1950. In 1952, Mr. Dubois               many convoys in the Baghdad area. We commend PFC Proulx
purchased a half interest in the business, and in 1955 he             for his exemplary performance and bravery. We join the citizens
purchased the company and changed its name to Ronel J.                throughout the State in welcoming PFC Proulx home and in
Dubois Agency. In 1968, Robert W. Dubois joined his father in         extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the
the business, and in 2003 his daughter Michele Dubois joined the      United States military; (HLS 447)
business. We extend our congratulations to the agency on this              Helen Dannells Wentworth, of Acton, on her 100th Birthday,
special occasion and wish it many more years of success; (HLS         March 31, 2005. Mrs. Wentworth was born in Newfield and
439)                                                                  married Norman Wentworth in 1929. Married for 62 years, Helen
    the following members of the Sanford High School Girls            and Norman raised 3 children and she has 4 grandchildren and 7
Basketball Team, who are runners-up in the 2005 Class A State         great-grandchildren. She started her 63-year teaching career in
Basketball Western Maine Regional Championship Western                one-room schoolhouses at Young's Ridge and Fox's Ridge
State Basketball Championship: Kayla Plante, Kym Hamilton,            schools in Acton. Mrs. Wentworth is an active member of the
Alycia Laferte, Ashley Jean, Coleen Kumka, Celina Alexandre,          Acton Congregational Church and the Acton-Shapleigh Historical
Karyn Plante, Lauren L'Heureux, Beth Fredette, Ruthie Briggs,         Society and a lifetime member of the Rebekah Lodge. Her
Kayla Parker, Stephanie LaFrance, Kayla Winsor and Marissa            priorities in life have always been family, church and school. We
Laferte; coach Kristy Parent; and assistant coaches Nate Mann,        extend our congratulations to Mrs. Wentworth and join her many
Kendra Brown and Tracy Lizotte. We extend our congratulations         friends and her loving family to offer our best wishes on the
to the team on its 15-5 season; (HLS 440)                             centennial celebration of her life; (HLS 448)
    the Sanford News on its 25th anniversary. Sanford's "Only              the centennial anniversary of the Calais Rotary Club and the
Hometown Paper" started as a broadsheet with 8 columns but            80th anniversary of the international relationship between the
has undergone many changes in design and content during the           Calais Club and the St. Stephen Rotary Club of New Brunswick.
last 25 years. The paper has been recognized by the New               Rotary, the first community-based service organization, was
England Press Association, the New England Newspaper                  formed in Chicago on February 23, 1905. It is now a worldwide
Association and the Maine Press Association for writing,              organization of business and professional leaders that provides
photography and general excellence.             We extend our         humanitarian service, encourages high ethical standards in all
congratulations to the newspaper and its crew: Ellen Todd, Mitar      vocations and helps build goodwill and peace throughout the
Khalsa, John Cochin, Ann Fisher, Paul Dietterle, Lynne Dolan-         world. Approximately 1.2 million Rotarians belong to more than
Richard, Ej Hersom, Donna Bourque and owner George Foster             31,000 Rotary clubs located in 166 countries. Among the Rotary
and family and wish them many more years of service to the            clubs, the Calais Club and the St. Stephen Club are unusual in
residents of Sanford; (HLS 441)                                       that the values shared between the neighboring clubs are shared
    Specialist William Kolreg, of Oakland, who has returned home      over an international border. We congratulate the Calais Rotary
after 13 months of active duty with the 1-152nd Field Artillery       Club for its 100 years of service to our communities, our State
Forward Division stationed in Iraq. SPC Kolreg served as a            and to international communities and extend our best wishes to
detainee prison guard at the Abu Ghraib prison, performed other       the club; (HLS 449)
security missions and provided military escort on many convoys             Staff Sergeant Michael Severance, formerly of Lee and San
in the Baghdad area. We commend SPC Kolreg for his                    Angelo, Texas. Staff Sergeant Severance served with the 317th
exemplary performance and bravery. We join the citizens               Airlift Unit with the Air Force and was stationed in Iraq. We honor
throughout the State in welcoming SPC Kolreg home and in              his memory and commend his bravery and allegiance to the
extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the           United States and extend our condolences to his family; (IN
United States military; (HLS 442)                                     MEMORIAM) (HLS 450)
    Staff Sergeant Kimberly Elaine Jordan, of Dover-Foxcroft,              Thomas Welch, of Hancock, upon the occasion of his
who has returned home from active duty with the 619th                 departure as Chair of the Maine Public Utilities Commission after
Transportation Army Reserve Unit stationed in Iraq. We are            12 years of service to the people of Maine. Educated in
blessed with generations of men and women like Staff Sergeant         Philadelphia, he was a graduate of Stanford University and
Jordan who have stepped forward to fight for the security of this     Harvard Law School. He served as Assistant Professor at
nation so that we might continue to enjoy the privileges of liberty   Villanova School of Law from 1978 to 1979 and from 1982 to
and freedom. We join the citizens throughout the State in             1991 served the Bell Atlantic Company, rising to the post of
welcoming Staff Sergeant Jordan home and in extending our             General Attorney in Washington, D.C. From 1991 to 1993, he
appreciation to her for her commitment to the United States           served the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as Chief Deputy
military; (HLS 443)                                                   Attorney General for Antitrust. Appointed as Chair of the Maine
    Staff Sergeant Darrell Lee Spaulding, of Sangerville, who has     Public Utilities Commission by Governor McKernan in 1993, he
returned home from active duty with the 619th Transportation          was reappointed by Governor King in 1999. Chairman Welch's
Army Reserve Unit stationed in Iraq. We are blessed with              tenure included the era of the greatest changes in the history of
generations of men and women like Staff Sergeant Spaulding            Maine's traditional utilities, marking the transition from monopoly
who have stepped forward to fight for the security of this nation     to competition, enduring recessions and rising costs and
so that we might continue to enjoy the privileges of liberty and      encompassing the deregulation and restructuring of Maine's
freedom. We join the citizens throughout the State in welcoming       electrical     industry,    competition   in    telecommunications,
Staff Sergeant Spaulding home and in extending our appreciation       consolidation of Maine's E-9-1-1 system, increased consumer
to him for his commitment to the United States military; (HLS         education and energy conservation and creation of Maine's
444)                                                                  pioneering Schools and Libraries Fund to extend Internet access
    Sergeant Jeffrey Grivois, of Oakland, who has returned home       to all our communities. To such complex challenges in such
after 13 months of active duty with the 1-152nd Field Artillery       difficult times Chairman Welch brought intelligence and grace,
Forward Division stationed in Iraq. SGT Grivois served as a           patience and diligence. His efforts will benefit the 21st-century
detainee prison guard at the Abu Ghraib prison, performed other       citizens of Maine, the "Pine Tree State"; (HLS 451)
security missions and provided military escort on many convoys             Marty Pike, of Farmington, on his retirement after over 25
in the Baghdad area. We commend SGT Grivois for his                   years of doing business in Farmington. Mr. Pike bought K & J
exemplary performance and bravery. We join the citizens               Sports, originally Ferrari Brothers, in 1980. It is one of the oldest
throughout the State in welcoming SGT Grivois home and in             businesses in Farmington, tracing its roots back 110 years. We
extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the           extend our congratulations to Mr. Pike on his retirement and we
United States military; (HLS 445)                                     send him our best wishes on all his future endeavors; (HLS 452)
    Specialist Joseph Dorval, of Oakland, who has returned home            the Maine Troop Greeters, of Bangor, on the occasion of their
after 13 months of active duty with the 1-152nd Field Artillery       1,000th flight of troops greeted at Bangor International Airport.

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The greeters have welcomed 180,000 troops as they travel to             in extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the
and from harm's way. Their actions have comforted the young             United States Military; (HLS 458)
men and women of our armed forces and have brought great                    Private First Class Alan Feener, of Swanville, who has
credit to Maine and the Bangor region. The greeters include: the        returned home after 14 months of active duty with the 133rd
Daniels family, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Rideout, Russ Treadwell, Mr.         Engineer Combat Battalion, Company A stationed in Iraq. While
and Mrs. Joe Cushing, Bill Knight, Mr. and Mrs. Ron and Evelyn          in Iraq, the 133rd Company A built schools and municipal
Bradman, Don Crosby, Mr. and Mrs. Don and Gloria Guptil, Bud            buildings and constructed new roads. The unit carries the
Tower, Al Dall, Joanne Black, Francis Zelz, Wayne Desjardins,           lineage of the "Twentieth Maine" and the great American Civil
Dee Winthrop Denning, Mr. and Mrs. John Buckingham, Mr. and             War hero Colonel Joshua Chamberlain. We are blessed with
Mrs. John Moore, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hardin, Norm Rossignol, Mr.          generations of men and women like Private First Class Feener
and Mrs. Gordon Reynolds, Pat Kelley, Harold Hanson, Mr. and            who have stepped forward to fight for the security of this nation
Mrs. Larry Wade, Mr. and Mrs. Sid Buzzell, Katherine Lebowitz,          so that we might continue to enjoy the privileges of liberty and
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Banker, Rick Bradeen, Maxine Doucette,             freedom. We join the citizens throughout the State in welcoming
Joan Gaudett, Deb Bickford, Dwight Cressey, Don Mattson, Bill           Private First Class Feener home and in extending our
Dean, Mr. and Mrs. Phil Joliat, Jerry Mundy, Donna Sorkin,              appreciation to him for his commitment to the United States
Gordon Warren, Carol Ann Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. Ted Curtis, Mr.          Military; (HLS 459)
and Mrs. Phil Eckert and Mr. and Mrs. Philip Drew. We send                  Staff Sergeant Paul Harford, of Swanville, who has returned
them our appreciation for their efforts to comfort the troops and       home after 14 months of active duty with the 133rd Engineer
we send them our best wishes; (HLS 453)                                 Combat Battalion, Company A stationed in Iraq. While in Iraq,
     Sergeant Darren MeHuren, of Brooks, who has returned               the 133rd Company A built schools and municipal buildings and
home after 14 months of active duty with the 133rd Engineer             constructed new roads. The unit carries the lineage of the
Combat Battalion, Company A stationed in Iraq. While in Iraq,           "Twentieth Maine" and the great American Civil War hero Colonel
the 133rd Company A built schools and municipal buildings and           Joshua Chamberlain. We are blessed with generations of men
constructed new roads. The unit carries the lineage of the              and women like Staff Sergeant Harford who have stepped
"Twentieth Maine" and the great American Civil War hero Colonel         forward to fight for the security of this nation so that we might
Joshua Chamberlain. We are blessed with generations of men              continue to enjoy the privileges of liberty and freedom. We join
and women like Sergeant MeHuren who have stepped forward to             the citizens throughout the State in welcoming Staff Sergeant
fight for the security of this nation so that we might continue to      Harford home and in extending our appreciation to him for his
enjoy the privileges of liberty and freedom. We join the citizens       commitment to the United States Military; (HLS 460)
throughout the State in welcoming Sergeant MeHuren home and                 Regina Erskine, of Portland, for her participation in the "Coast
in extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the          to Coast for Celiac" awareness campaign. Diagnosed with celiac
United States Military; (HLS 454)                                       disease in 2003, Ms. Erskine is seeking to raise money for
     Staff Sergeant Wayne Manning, of Brooks, who has returned          research while working to educate the public on the ailment's
home after 14 months of active duty with the 133rd Engineer             adverse effects. Her resilience in having run in 6 marathons,
Combat Battalion, Headquarters Support Company stationed in             including the prestigious Boston Marathon, and also in hiking the
Iraq. While in Iraq, the 133rd Headquarters Support Company             entire Appalachian Trail in 1997 shows her ability to persevere
provided specialty support to the battalion's subordinate units,        through the toughest of challenges. As a Health Educator in the
which include Battalion Staff, the Command Headquarters and a           Portland Public Schools for the past 16 years, she is undoubtedly
Direct Support Maintenance Platoon plus an Equipment Platoon.           a role model for her students. We acknowledge her valiant
The unit carries the lineage of the "Twentieth Maine" and the           efforts and wish her well in her battle against this difficult illness;
great American Civil War hero Colonel Joshua Chamberlain. We            (HLS 461)
are blessed with generations of men and women like Staff                    Evan Jewel Weston, of Eastport, beloved 2-year-old son of
Sergeant Manning who have stepped forward to fight for the              Heron and Melinda (Maker) Weston, whose untimely passing has
security of this nation so that we might continue to enjoy the          greatly saddened his community. We extend our deepest
privileges of liberty and freedom. We join the citizens throughout      sympathy to the family; (IN MEMORIAM) (HLS 462)
the State in welcoming Staff Sergeant Manning home and in                   the Millinocket Rotary, District 7790, on the occasion of its
extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the             10th Anniversary.        Rotary International is a worldwide
United States Military; (HLS 455)                                       organization of business and professional leaders that provides
     Sergeant Randal Parker, of Brooks, who has returned home           humanitarian service, encourages high ethical standards in all
after 14 months of active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat           vocations and helps build goodwill and peace in the world. We
Battalion, Company B stationed in Iraq. While in Iraq, the 133rd        salute the past presidents of the Millinocket Rotary for their
Company B built schools and municipal buildings and                     efforts in creating a worthy community service: Wayne Scarano,
constructed new roads. The unit carries the lineage of the              1995-1996; Beverly Pelletier, 1996-1997; Alan Pangburn, 1997-
"Twentieth Maine" and the great American Civil War hero Colonel         1998; Lona Gagnon, 1998-1999; Don Casko, 1999-2000; Larry
Joshua Chamberlain. We are blessed with generations of men              Lankhorst, 2000-2001; Judy Ingersoll, 2001-2002; Patrick
and women like Sergeant Parker who have stepped forward to              Seymour, 2002-2003; Carol Coffin, 2003-2004; and Wally Tapley,
fight for the security of this nation so that we might continue to      2004-2005. We acknowledge Millinocket Rotary on its dedicated
enjoy the privileges of liberty and freedom. We join the citizens       service to the community, and we extend our congratulations to
throughout the State in welcoming Sergeant Parker home and in           the organization on its 10th anniversary; (HLS 463)
extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the                 Sergeant Wesley Alton Peaslee, of Auburn, who has returned
United States Military; (HLS 456)                                       home from active duty with the 619th Transportation Army
     Sergeant Raymond Bryant, of Monroe, who has returned               Reserve Unit stationed in Iraq. We are blessed with generations
home after 14 months of active duty with the 133rd Engineer             of men and women like Sergeant Peaslee who have stepped
Combat Battalion, Company A stationed in Iraq. While in Iraq,           forward to fight for the security of this nation so that we might
the 133rd Company A built schools and municipal buildings and           continue to enjoy the privileges of liberty and freedom. We join
constructed new roads. The unit carries the lineage of the              the citizens throughout the State in welcoming Sergeant Peaslee
"Twentieth Maine" and the great American Civil War hero Colonel         home and in extending our appreciation to him for his
Joshua Chamberlain. We are blessed with generations of men              commitment to the United States military; (HLS 464)
and women like Sergeant Bryant who have stepped forward to                  Staff Sergeant Jerry Roland Ouellette, of Auburn, who has
fight for the security of this nation so that we might continue to      returned home from active duty with the 619th Transportation
enjoy the privileges of liberty and freedom. We join the citizens       Army Reserve Unit stationed in Iraq. We are blessed with
throughout the State in welcoming Sergeant Bryant home and in           generations of men and women like Staff Sergeant Ouellette who
extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the             have stepped forward to fight for the security of this nation so that
United States Military; (HLS 457)                                       we might continue to enjoy the privileges of liberty and freedom.
     Sergeant William Spaulding, of Brooks, who has returned            We join the citizens throughout the State in welcoming Staff
home after 14 months of active duty with the 133rd Engineer             Sergeant Ouellette home and in extending our appreciation to
Combat Battalion, Company A stationed in Iraq. While in Iraq,           him for his commitment to the United States military; (HLS 465)
the 133rd Company A built schools and municipal buildings and               Specialist Joshua Adam Douglass, of Auburn, who has
constructed new roads. The unit carries the lineage of the              returned home from active duty with the 619th Transportation
"Twentieth Maine" and the great American Civil War hero Colonel         Army Reserve Unit stationed in Iraq. We are blessed with
Joshua Chamberlain. We are blessed with generations of men              generations of men and women like Specialist Douglass who
and women like Sergeant Spaulding who have stepped forward              have stepped forward to fight for the security of this nation so that
to fight for the security of this nation so that we might continue to   we might continue to enjoy the privileges of liberty and freedom.
enjoy the privileges of liberty and freedom. We join the citizens       We join the citizens throughout the State in welcoming Specialist
throughout the State in welcoming Sergeant Spaulding home and

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Douglass home and in extending our appreciation to him for his         years, advancing to the rank of lieutenant. He was a volunteer
commitment to the United States military; (HLS 466)                    firefighter for 18 of those years. He also served the town as a
     Gerald W. MacPherson, Sr., of South Berwick, who is the           police officer for 3 1/2 years. We extend our appreciation to Mr.
recipient of the Citizen of the Year Award given by the South          Rendell for his commitment to the Town of Berwick and its
Berwick Rotary. Since 1966 Mr. MacPherson has been a                   citizens; (HLS 473)
resident of South Berwick, where he and his wife Donna raised               Private First Class Jonathan Wood, of Gray, who has
their 2 sons, Jerry Jr. and Wayne. Throughout the years, he has        returned home after 14 months of active duty with the 133rd
been engaged in community activities. He served 5 terms on the         Engineer Combat Battalion, Company B stationed in Iraq. While
South Berwick Town Council with 7 years as chairman. For the           in Iraq, the 133rd Company B built schools and municipal
last 45 years Mr. MacPherson has been employed with                    buildings and constructed new roads. The unit carries the
Rockingham Electrical Supply Co.               We commend Mr.          lineage of the "Twentieth Maine" and the great American Civil
MacPherson for his many dedicated hours of service to his              War hero Colonel Joshua Chamberlain. We have been blessed
community and commend his willingness to take a leadership             with generations of men and women like Private First Class
role in local government. We extend our congratulations to him         Wood who have stepped forward to fight for the security of this
on this distinctive honor; (HLS 467)                                   nation so that we might continue to enjoy liberty and freedom.
     Captain Phillip G. Trevino, of Auburn, who served in Iraq as      We join citizens throughout the State in welcoming Private First
152 Forward Commander. Captain Trevino served with the 1-              Class Wood home and in extending our appreciation to him for
152nd Field Artillery Forward, which arrived home in Maine on          his commitment to the United States military; (HLS 474)
February 13, 2005 after a 13-month deployment in Iraq. We                   Sergeant Adam Farrington, of Gray, who has returned home
acknowledge his dedicated service to his State and Nation, and         after 14 months of active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat
we join all the citizens of Maine in welcoming him home; (HLS          Battalion, Company B stationed in Iraq. While in Iraq, the 133rd
468)                                                                   Company B built schools and municipal buildings and
     John L. Martin, of Eagle Lake, Assistant Professor of Political   constructed new roads. The unit carries the lineage of the
Science and Executive Assistant to the President at the                "Twentieth Maine" and the great American Civil War hero Colonel
University of Maine at Fort Kent. We send our appreciation to          Joshua Chamberlain. We have been blessed with generations of
him for his 25 years of dedicated service and commitment to the        men and women like Sergeant Farrington who have stepped
university; (HLS 469)                                                  forward to fight for the security of this nation so that we might
     Staff Sergeant Michael S. Rhoten, of Oxford, who has              continue to enjoy liberty and freedom.             We join citizens
returned home after 13 months of active duty with the 1-152nd          throughout the State in welcoming Sergeant Farrington home and
Field Artillery Forward Division stationed in Iraq, where he served    in extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the
as a Military Police Officer and Squad Leader. SSGT Rhoten             United States military; (HLS 475)
served as a detainee prison guard at the Abu Ghraib prison and              the following members of the Cape Elizabeth High School
Camp Bucca, performed other security missions and provided             Boys Ice Hockey Team, upon their winning the State Class B Ice
military escort on many convoys in the Baghdad area. We                Hockey Championship: Max Foner, Ben Davis, Tom Rich, Chris
commend SSGT Rhoten for his exemplary performance and                  Steinroeder, Ryan Hatch, Dan Rautenberg, Jeff Croteau, Brett
bravery. We join the citizens throughout the State in welcoming        Brown, Matt Bernstein, Lincoln Jordan, Andrew Gibson, Kyle
SSGT Rhoten home and in extending our appreciation to him for          Dancause, Peter Kelley, Griffin Rockwell, Chris Ciraldo, Alex
his commitment to the United States military; (HLS 470)                McFarlane, Drake Livada, Pat Kertes, Bryan Holden, Joel
     Agnes (Daigle) Beaulieu, of Madawaska, who has been               Balfour, Garret Currier, Ross Negele, Mike Kertes, Zack Juliano,
inducted into the Franco-American Hall of Fame. Mrs. Beaulieu          Matt Roy and Colby Pearson and coaches Jason Tremblay, Curt
has been married to her husband, Cyril, for 60 years. They have        Brown and Joe Robinson. We extend our congratulations to
5 children, Daniel, Alfred, Cecilia, John and Claudette, 8             them on this achievement; (HLS 476)
grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Beaulieu assisted             the following members of the Cape Elizabeth High School
her husband in all of his enterprises, especially the St. John         Girls Nordic Ski Team: Dana Riker, Elise Moody-Roberts, Clare
Valley Creamery and the Brunswick Bottling Company. In                 Egan, Kate Barton, Mary Katherine Huebner, Emily Atkins, Emily
addition to her work in scouting, the PTA and the 4-H Club, she        Wright, Jean McDonald, Jill Smith, Blake Kast, McKayla Dunfey,
was a library volunteer until she went back to college and             Katherine King, Erin Hatton, Melissa Slack, Amanda Slack and
became the librarian for the Madawaska schools. She is a               Abby Atwood and coaches Deven Morrill and Cecily Upton,
lifelong learner. She served on countless commissions and              winners of the State Nordic Ski Championship. We extend our
community boards. She was involved in the Save Our French              congratulations to the team on this accomplishment; (HLS 477)
movement, now Le Club Francais. She raised all her children to              Master Sergeant Lawrence Moody, of Madison, who has
be bilingual in French and English. She is one of the producers        returned home after 12 months of active duty with the 133rd
of the Club Francais newsletter, Le Fanal. She encouraged her          Engineer Combat Battalion stationed in Iraq. While in Iraq, the
children to study music, at which they all excelled. Her son John      133rd built schools and municipal buildings and constructed new
has played the organ all over America, Europe, Africa and the          roads. We have been blessed with generations of men and
Caribbean, and he even performed for Pope John Paul II. She            women like Master Sergeant Moody who have stepped forward
has always been a patron of the arts and has encouraged several        to fight for the security of this nation so that we might continue to
generations to find fulfillment through the arts. She is a voracious   enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens throughout the State
reader and prolific writer. Always keeping up with the fast-           in welcoming Master Sergeant Moody home and in extending our
changing times, she is a self-taught computer whiz. We extend          appreciation to him for his commitment to the United States
our congratulations to Mrs. Beaulieu on her achievements; (HLS         military; (HLS 478)
471)                                                                        Sergeant Matthew Beaman, of Madison, who has returned
     Cyril Beaulieu, of Madawaska, who has been inducted into          home after 12 months of active duty with the 133rd Engineer
the Franco-American Hall of Fame. Mr. Beaulieu is a family man,        Combat Battalion stationed in Iraq. While in Iraq, the 133rd built
entrepreneur par excellence, community builder, businessman,           schools and municipal buildings and constructed new roads. We
developer, organizer, inventor, policy maker, responsible river        have been blessed with generations of men and women like
user and active supporter of an international seaport at Riviere-      Sergeant Beaman who have stepped forward to fight for the
du-Loup, Maine-Quebec ententes and a north-south highway               security of this nation so that we might continue to enjoy liberty
system. He founded many civic and fraternal organizations and          and freedom. We join citizens throughout the State in welcoming
chaired many projects. He served on municipal committees,              Sergeant Beaman home and in extending our appreciation to him
including the budget committee and the industrial park                 for his commitment to the United States military; (HLS 479)
committee. As a friend of governors and senators, he could                  Sergeant Scott Eggleston, of Madison, who has returned
lobby with the best of them. He was a founder of the Quebec,           home after 12 months of active duty with the 133rd Engineer
New Brunswick and Maine Alliance, understanding the                    Combat Battalion stationed in Iraq. While in Iraq, the 133rd built
importance of interrelationships between the 2 countries, the          schools and municipal buildings and constructed new roads. We
states and the provinces. He has been a Catholic Church leader,        have been blessed with generations of men and women like
builder, choir director, genealogist and historian, having             Sergeant Eggleston who have stepped forward to fight for the
completed many volumes of work and is a 50-year Knight of              security of this nation so that we might continue to enjoy liberty
Columbus. We extend our appreciation to Mr. Beaulieu for his           and freedom. We join citizens throughout the State in welcoming
many contributions to the French language and culture and              Sergeant Eggleston home and in extending our appreciation to
extend our congratulations to him on his achievements; (HLS            him for his commitment to the United States military; (HLS 480)
472)                                                                        Staff Sergeant William Albert Place, of Waterboro, who has
     Lawrence Rendell, a lifelong resident of Berwick. He served       returned home from active duty with the 619th Transportation
in the United States Navy on the U.S.S. Cascade and the U.S.S.         Army Reserve stationed in Iraq.              We are blessed with
Porteus. He was a firefighter for the Town of Berwick for 25           generations of men and women like SSGT Place who have

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stepped forward to fight for the security of this nation so that we     in Iraq, the 133rd Company B built schools and municipal
might continue to enjoy the privileges of liberty and freedom. We       buildings and constructed new roads. The unit carries the
join the citizens throughout the State in welcoming SSGT Place          lineage of the "Twentieth Maine" and the great American Civil
home and in extending our appreciation to him for his                   War hero Colonel Joshua Chamberlain. We have been blessed
commitment to the United States military; (HLS 481)                     with generations of men and women like Sergeant Gardiner who
     Sergeant Timothy Hendsbee, of Glenburn, who has returned           have stepped forward to fight for the security of this nation so that
home from active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat Battalion          we might continue to enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens
stationed in Iraq. We have been blessed with generations of men         throughout the State in welcoming Sergeant Gardiner home and
and women like Sergeant Hendsbee who have stepped forward               in extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the
to fight for the security of this nation so that we might continue to   United States military; (HLS 488)
enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens throughout the State             Private Second Class Luke Chamberlain, of Searsport, who
in welcoming Sergeant Hendsbee home and in extending our                has returned home after 14 months of active duty with the 133rd
appreciation to him for his commitment to the United States             Engineer Combat Battalion, Company A stationed in Iraq. While
military; (HLS 482)                                                     in Iraq, the 133rd Company A built schools and municipal
     Specialist Kenneth Merrifield, of Wells, who has returned          buildings and constructed new roads. The unit carries the
home after 14 months of active duty with the 133rd Engineer             lineage of the "Twentieth Maine" and the great American Civil
Combat Battalion, Company B stationed in Iraq. While in Iraq,           War hero Colonel Joshua Chamberlain. We have been blessed
the 133rd Company B built schools and municipal buildings and           with generations of men and women like Private Second Class
constructed new roads. The unit carries the lineage of the              Chamberlain who have stepped forward to fight for the security of
"Twentieth Maine" and the great American Civil War hero Colonel         this nation so that we might continue to enjoy liberty and
Joshua Chamberlain. We have been blessed with generations of            freedom. We join citizens throughout the State in welcoming
men and women like Specialist Merrifield who have stepped               Private Second Class Chamberlain home and in extending our
forward to fight for the security of this nation so that we might       appreciation to him for his commitment to the United States
continue to enjoy liberty and freedom.             We join citizens     military; (HLS 489)
throughout the State in welcoming Specialist Merrifield home and             Cassie Hintz, of Old Town, a junior at Old Town High School.
in extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the          Ms. Hintz holds the Class B state title, the state record and the
United States military; (HLS 483)                                       Eastern Maine Class B record in the 2-mile indoor track event.
     Sergeant First Class Wayne King, of Wells, who has returned        She broke the 2004 record at the 2005 state championship meet.
home after 14 months of active duty with the 133rd Engineer             She took first place in the 5,000-meter run at the National
Combat Battalion, Headquarters Support Company stationed in             Scholastic Indoor Track and Field Meet, which was held in New
Iraq. While in Iraq, the 133rd Headquarters Support Company             York City. One month before she took 8th place in the 5,000-
provided specialty support to the battalion's subordinate units,        meter run at the Terrier Invitational, hosted by Boston University.
which include Battalion Staff, the Command Headquarters and a           She took first place in the 2-mile event in the New England
Direct Support Maintenance Platoon plus an Equipment Platoon.           Interscholastic Track and Field Championships in Boston and
The unit carries the lineage of the "Twentieth Maine" and the           had the second-fastest time in the country for that event. We
great American Civil War hero Colonel Joshua Chamberlain. We            extend our congratulations to Ms. Hintz on her achievements and
are blessed with generations of men and women like Sergeant             wish her success in her future competitions; (HLS 490)
First Class King who have stepped forward to fight for the                   Private Second Class Anthony Seeley, of Kenduskeag, who
security of this nation so that we might continue to enjoy liberty      has returned home from active duty with the 133rd Engineer
and freedom. We join citizens throughout the State in welcoming         Combat Battalion stationed in Iraq. We have been blessed with
Sergeant First Class King home and in extending our                     generations of men and women like Private Second Class Seeley
appreciation to him for his commitment to the United States             who have stepped forward to fight for the security of this nation
military; (HLS 484)                                                     so that we might continue to enjoy liberty and freedom. We join
     Sergeant Bruce White, of Wells, who has returned home after        citizens throughout the State in welcoming Private Second Class
14 months of active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat                 Seeley home and in extending our appreciation to him for his
Battalion, Company B stationed in Iraq. While in Iraq, the 133rd        commitment to the United States military; (HLS 491)
Company B built schools and municipal buildings and                          Specialist Matthew Peaslee, of Kenduskeag, who has
constructed new roads. The unit carries the lineage of the              returned home from active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat
"Twentieth Maine" and the great American Civil War hero Colonel         Battalion stationed in Iraq.        We have been blessed with
Joshua Chamberlain. We have been blessed with generations of            generations of men and women like Specialist Peaslee who have
men and women like Sergeant White who have stepped forward              stepped forward to fight for the security of this nation so that we
to fight for the security of this nation so that we might continue to   might continue to enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens
enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens throughout the State        throughout the State in welcoming Specialist Peaslee home and
in welcoming Sergeant White home and in extending our                   in extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the
appreciation to him for his commitment to the United States             United States military; (HLS 492)
military; (HLS 485)                                                          Specialist Nathan Chelsey, of Levant, who has returned home
     Specialist Graham Hanson, of Orland, who has returned              from active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat Battalion
home after 14 months of active duty with the 133rd Engineer             stationed in Iraq. We have been blessed with generations of men
Combat Battalion, Company A stationed in Iraq. While in Iraq,           and women like Specialist Chelsey who have stepped forward to
the 133rd Company A built schools and municipal buildings and           fight for the security of this nation so that we might continue to
constructed new roads. The unit carries the lineage of the              enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens throughout the State
"Twentieth Maine" and the great American Civil War hero Colonel         in welcoming Specialist Chelsey home and in extending our
Joshua Chamberlain. We have been blessed with generations of            appreciation to him for his commitment to the United States
men and women like Specialist Hanson who have stepped                   military; (HLS 493)
forward to fight for the security of this nation so that we might            Specialist William Shaw, of East Corinth, who has returned
continue to enjoy liberty and freedom.             We join citizens     home from active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat Battalion
throughout the State in welcoming Specialist Hanson home and            stationed in Iraq. We have been blessed with generations of men
in extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the          and women like Specialist Shaw who have stepped forward to
United States military; (HLS 486)                                       fight for the security of this nation so that we might continue to
     Specialist Jessica McCarthy, of Frankfort, who has returned        enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens throughout the State
home after 14 months of active duty with the 133rd Engineer             in welcoming Specialist Shaw home and in extending our
Combat Battalion, Company A stationed in Iraq. While in Iraq,           appreciation to him for his commitment to the United States
the 133rd Company A built schools and municipal buildings and           military; (HLS 494)
constructed new roads. The unit carries the lineage of the                   First Sergeant Philip Ceaser, of Scarborough, who has
"Twentieth Maine" and the great American Civil War hero Colonel         returned home from active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat
Joshua Chamberlain. We have been blessed with generations of            Battalion stationed in Iraq.        We have been blessed with
men and women like Specialist McCarthy who have stepped                 generations of men and women like First Sergeant Ceaser who
forward to fight for the security of this nation so that we might       have stepped forward to fight for the security of this nation so that
continue to enjoy liberty and freedom.             We join citizens     we might continue to enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens
throughout the State in welcoming Specialist McCarthy home and          throughout the State in welcoming First Sergeant Ceaser home
in extending our appreciation to her for her commitment to the          and in extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to
United States military; (HLS 487)                                       the United States military; (HLS 495)
     Sergeant Wayne Gardiner, of Stockton Springs, who has                   Specialist Julie Rand, of Gray, who has returned home after
returned home after 14 months of active duty with the 133rd             14 months of active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat
Engineer Combat Battalion, Company B stationed in Iraq. While           Battalion, Headquarters Support Company stationed in Iraq.

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While in Iraq, the 133rd Headquarters Support Company                 "Twentieth Maine" and the great American Civil War hero Colonel
provided specialty support to the battalion's subordinate units,      Joshua Chamberlain. We have been blessed with generations of
which include Battalion Staff, the Command Headquarters and a         men and women like Sergeant Lord who have stepped forward to
Direct Support Maintenance Platoon plus an Equipment Platoon.         fight for the security of this nation so that we might continue to
The unit carries the lineage of the "Twentieth Maine" and the         enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens throughout the State
great American Civil War hero Colonel Joshua Chamberlain. We          in welcoming Sergeant Lord home and in extending our
are blessed with generations of men and women like Specialist         appreciation to him for his commitment to the United States
Rand who have stepped forward to fight for the security of this       military; (HLS 502)
nation so that we might continue to enjoy liberty and freedom.             Specialist Aaron Farrington, of Limington, who has returned
We join citizens throughout the State in welcoming Specialist         home after 14 months of active duty with the 133rd Engineer
Rand home and in extending our appreciation to her for her            Combat Battalion, Company A stationed in Iraq. While in Iraq,
commitment to the United States military; (HLS 496)                   the 133rd Company A built schools and municipal buildings and
     Specialist Brett Roberts, of Gray, who has returned home         constructed new roads. The unit carries the lineage of the
after 14 months of active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat         "Twentieth Maine" and the great American Civil War hero Colonel
Battalion, Headquarters Support Company stationed in Iraq.            Joshua Chamberlain. We are blessed with generations of men
While in Iraq, the 133rd Headquarters Support Company                 and women like Specialist Farrington who have stepped forward
provided specialty support to the battalion's subordinate units,      to fight for the security of this nation so that we might continue to
which include Battalion Staff, the Command Headquarters and a         enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens throughout the State
Direct Support Maintenance Platoon plus an Equipment Platoon.         in welcoming Specialist Farrington home and in extending our
The unit carries the lineage of the "Twentieth Maine" and the         appreciation to him for his commitment to the United States
great American Civil War hero Colonel Joshua Chamberlain. We          military; (HLS 503)
are blessed with generations of men and women like Specialist              Sergeant John Brower, of Cornish, who has returned home
Roberts who have stepped forward to fight for the security of this    after 14 months of active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat
nation so that we might continue to enjoy liberty and freedom.        Battalion, Headquarters Support Company stationed in Iraq.
We join citizens throughout the State in welcoming Specialist         While in Iraq, the 133rd Headquarters Support Company
Roberts home and in extending our appreciation to him for his         provided specialty support to the battalion's subordinate units,
commitment to the United States military; (HLS 497)                   which include Battalion Staff, the Command Headquarters and a
     Sergeant Warren Parker, of Gray, who has returned home           Direct Support Maintenance Platoon plus an Equipment Platoon.
after 14 months of active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat         The unit carries the lineage of the "Twentieth Maine" and the
Battalion, Headquarters Support Company stationed in Iraq.            great American Civil War hero Colonel Joshua Chamberlain. We
While in Iraq, the 133rd Headquarters Support Company                 are blessed with generations of men and women like Sergeant
provided specialty support to the battalion's subordinate units,      Brower who have stepped forward to fight for the security of this
which include Battalion Staff, the Command Headquarters and a         nation so that we might continue to enjoy liberty and freedom.
Direct Support Maintenance Platoon plus an Equipment Platoon.         We join citizens throughout the State in welcoming Sergeant
The unit carries the lineage of the "Twentieth Maine" and the         Brower home and in extending our appreciation to him for his
great American Civil War hero Colonel Joshua Chamberlain. We          commitment to the United States military; (HLS 504)
are blessed with generations of men and women like Sergeant                Margaret Ellsworth, of Oxford, on her 60-year pin
Parker who have stepped forward to fight for the security of this     commemorating her longtime membership with the Anderson-
nation so that we might continue to enjoy liberty and freedom.        Staples American Legion Auxiliary, Unit 112. Mrs. Ellsworth
We join citizens throughout the State in welcoming Sergeant           joined the auxiliary in 1945 with her brother as her sponsor. She
Parker home and in extending our appreciation to him for his          later transferred her membership under her husband and has
commitment to the United States military; (HLS 498)                   continuously been very active within the Legion. She and her
     Private First Class Christopher Lambert, of North Yarmouth,      husband helped raise funds used to purchase the American
who has returned home after 14 months of active duty with the         Legion Beach, now known as Pismo Beach, in Oxford. She also
133rd Engineer Combat Battalion, Headquarters Support                 helped raise funds that were used to build the War Memorial
Company stationed in Iraq.           While in Iraq, the 133rd         Building, now the Anderson-Staples Post 112 building, also in
Headquarters Support Company provided specialty support to            Oxford. We commend Mrs. Ellsworth for her dedication to the
the battalion's subordinate units, which include Battalion Staff,     American Legion and to her community, and we thank her for her
the Command Headquarters and a Direct Support Maintenance             many years of service; (HLS 505)
Platoon plus an Equipment Platoon. The unit carries the lineage            Specialist Timothy Lewis Martell, of Sanford, who has
of the "Twentieth Maine" and the great American Civil War hero        returned home from active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat
Colonel Joshua Chamberlain. We are blessed with generations           Battalion stationed in Iraq.         We have been blessed with
of men and women like Private First Class Lambert who have            generations of men and women like Specialist Martell who have
stepped forward to fight for the security of this nation so that we   stepped forward to fight for the security of this nation so that we
might continue to enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens         might continue to enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens
throughout the State in welcoming Private First Class Lambert         throughout the State in welcoming Specialist Martell home and in
home and in extending our appreciation to him for his                 extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the
commitment to the United States military; (HLS 499)                   United States military; (HLS 506)
     Specialist Steven James Burnel, of North Yarmouth, who has            Private First Class Michael Paul Morin, of Sanford, who has
returned home from active duty with the 619th Transportation          returned home from active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat
Army Reserve Unit stationed in Iraq. We have been blessed with        Battalion stationed in Iraq.         We have been blessed with
generations of men and women like Specialist Burnel who have          generations of men and women like Private First Class Morin
stepped forward to fight for the security of this nation so that we   who have stepped forward to fight for the security of this nation
might continue to enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens         so that we might continue to enjoy liberty and freedom. We join
throughout the State in welcoming Specialist Burnel home and in       citizens throughout the State in welcoming Private First Class
extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the           Morin home and in extending our appreciation to him for his
United States military; (HLS 500)                                     commitment to the United States military; (HLS 507)
     Staff Sergeant Douglas Hendrick, of Cornish, who has                  Staff Sergeant Richard Harland Bucklin, of Sanford, who has
returned home after 14 months of active duty with the 133rd           returned home from active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat
Engineer Combat Battalion, Company B stationed in Iraq. While         Battalion stationed in Iraq.         We have been blessed with
in Iraq, the 133rd Company B built schools and municipal              generations of men and women like Staff Sergeant Bucklin who
buildings and constructed new roads. The unit carries the             have stepped forward to fight for the security of this nation so that
lineage of the "Twentieth Maine" and the great American Civil         we might continue to enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens
War hero Colonel Joshua Chamberlain. We have been blessed             throughout the State in welcoming Staff Sergeant Bucklin home
with generations of men and women like Staff Sergeant Hendrick        and in extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to
who have stepped forward to fight for the security of this nation     the United States military; (HLS 508)
so that we might continue to enjoy liberty and freedom. We join            Staff Sergeant Paul Henry Charland, of Sanford, who has
citizens throughout the State in welcoming Staff Sergeant             returned home from active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat
Hendrick home and in extending our appreciation to him for his        Battalion stationed in Iraq.         We have been blessed with
commitment to the United States military; (HLS 501)                   generations of men and women like Staff Sergeant Charland who
     Sergeant Walter Lord, of Denmark, who has returned home          have stepped forward to fight for the security of this nation so that
after 14 months of active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat         we might continue to enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens
Battalion, Company C stationed in Iraq. While in Iraq, the 133rd      throughout the State in welcoming Staff Sergeant Charland home
Company C built schools and municipal buildings and                   and in extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to
constructed new roads. The unit carries the lineage of the            the United States military; (HLS 509)

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    Specialist Sean Michael Keefe, of Sanford, who has returned       basic basketball skills and will go on to compete in actual games
home from active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat Battalion        during the regional spring Special Olympics. Ryan's enthusiasm
stationed in Iraq. We have been blessed with generations of men       for his volunteer work has earned him the love of his athletes,
and women like Specialist Keefe who have stepped forward to           their caregivers and the teenage friends he has gotten to help
fight for the security of this nation so that we might continue to    him.      We acknowledge Ryan's dedicated service to his
enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens throughout the State      community and we send him our congratulations and best wishes
in welcoming Specialist Keefe home and in extending our               on his winning this award and scholarship; (HLS 518)
appreciation to him for his commitment to the United States                Specialist Glendon Bowers, of Medford, who has returned
military; (HLS 510)                                                   home after 14 months of active duty with the 133rd Engineer
    Sergeant Mitchell Andrew Lajoie, of Sanford, who has              Combat Battalion, Headquarters Support Company stationed in
returned home from active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat         Iraq. While in Iraq, the 133rd Headquarters Support Company
Battalion stationed in Iraq.        We have been blessed with         provided specialty support to the battalion's subordinate units,
generations of men and women like Sergeant Lajoie who have            which include battalion staff, the command headquarters and a
stepped forward to fight for the security of this nation so that we   direct support maintenance platoon plus an equipment platoon.
might continue to enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens         The unit carries the lineage of the "Twentieth Maine" and the
throughout the State in welcoming Sergeant Lajoie home and in         great American Civil War hero Colonel Joshua Chamberlain. We
extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the           have been blessed with generations of men and women like
United States military; (HLS 511)                                     Specialist Bowers who have stepped forward to fight for the
    Elspet Johnson, of Wilton, who has been presented with the        security of this nation so that we might continue to enjoy liberty
Boston Post Cane for being the town's oldest resident. Mrs.           and freedom. We join citizens throughout the State in welcoming
Johnson was born in North Jay, and graduated from Wilton              Specialist Bowers home and in extending our appreciation to him
Academy. She continues to drive at the age of 97 and volunteers       for his commitment to the United States military; (HLS 519)
twice a week at Franklin Memorial Hospital, where she spent                Liquor Enforcement Officer David Bruni, of Gorham, who is a
many years working as a registered nurse. We join her family          recipient of a Maine Higher Education Alcohol Prevention
and many friends in sending Mrs. Johnson our congratulations          Partnership (HEAPP) award. Officer Bruni was recognized by
and best wishes; (HLS 512)                                            HEAPP for his substantial efforts to address high-risk drinking
    Harry L. Smith, Jr., of Canton, on the occasion of being          among college students and to reduce the impact of that behavior
named Mason of the Year. He is a member of the Whitney                on the community. We extend our appreciation to Officer Bruni
Lodge #167, of the 20th Masonic District. Mr. Smith became a          for his dedication to the citizens of the State and congratulate him
member of the Whitney Lodge in 1990 and has served on the             on receiving this award; (HLS 520)
Scholarship Committee, the Building Committee and the Finance              Lieutenant Ted Blais, of Gorham, who is a recipient of a
Committee. In 1996, he was the recipient of the Rideout Award         Maine Higher Education Alcohol Prevention Partnership (HEAPP)
and he served the Grand Lodge of Maine as Grand Steward for           Award. Lieutenant Blais was recognized by HEAPP for his
2000-2001. We extend our congratulations to him on his being          substantial efforts to address high-risk drinking among college
named Mason of the Year and we send him our best wishes;              students and to reduce the impact of that behavior on the
(HLS 513)                                                             community. We extend our appreciation to Lieutenant Blais for
    Malcolm D. Toothaker, of Avon, upon the honored occasion          his dedication to help the citizens of the State and congratulate
of his 85th Birthday. A native of Madrid, one of proud twin           him on receiving this award; (HLS 521)
brothers, he attended local schools and in 1939 at Phillips High           Christy Owens, of Winthrop, kindergarten teacher at Mt.
School was awarded recognition as one of the top cross-country        Vernon Elementary School, who recently achieved National
runners in the United States. A lifelong communicant of the           Board Certification. Mrs. Owens has 10 years of teaching
Phillips Congregational Church, he has been a member of the Mt.       experience, with the last 5 years in Mt. Vernon. Her Early
Blue Masonic Lodge for 50 years and he has been married to his        Childhood certification covers youngsters 3 to 8 years of age.
beloved wife, Beverly Greenleaf Toothaker for 51 years. As an         Achieving National Board Certification is an extremely time-
independent contractor, he ran his own business all his life,         consuming and difficult process, and we congratulate Mrs.
building many homes for many families in his region. In 1960, he      Owens on her accomplishment and her dedication to her
ran for the Maine Legislature. He proudly hand-built all the stone    profession; (HLS 522)
walls surrounding Miles Square in his hometown. We salute him              Jason Dodd, of Manchester, a member of Boy Scout Troop
as a symbol of the ;spirit of independence and perseverance           #622, who has attained the high rank and distinction of Eagle
which has built Maine, his beloved "Pine Tree State";(HLS 514)        Scout. This award is the highest award in Boy Scouting and is
    Maurice "Monty" Toothaker, of Avon, upon the honored              given for excellence in skills development, leadership, personal
occasion of his 85th Birthday. A native of Madrid, he is one of       growth and community service. We extend our congratulations to
twin sons born to Fred and Angie Toothaker. Raised at the             Jason on this accomplishment; (HLS 523)
family farm, he excelled in Phillips High School athletics and was         Peter Bedard, of Manchester, a member of Boy Scout Troop
inducted into the Maine Runners Hall of Fame in the 1990s. A          #622, who has attained the high rank and distinction of Eagle
proud veteran of World War II, he enlisted in the United States       Scout. This award is the highest award in Boy Scouting and is
Army in 1942, and served in General Patton's Third Army during        given for excellence in skills development, leadership, personal
the race across Europe in the spring of 1945, for which he was        growth and community service. We extend our congratulations to
awarded service medals. An avid outdoorsman, for over 50              Peter on this accomplishment; (HLS 524)
years he has worked as an independent lumber dealer. His 5                 Robert B. Roche, of Wells, a retired school teacher,
sons have proudly served their state as game wardens and state        administrator, coach and sports official of more than 40 years.
policemen.      We salute him as a symbol of the spirit of            We acknowledge his dedicated service to the children and to the
independence and perseverance which has built Maine, his              community. He will be greatly missed by his family, colleagues
beloved "Pine Tree State"; (HLS 515)                                  and many friends; (IN MEMORIAM) (HLS 525)
    James "Chico" Hernandez, of Washburn, who has earned the               Elizabeth Ann Peters, of North Anson, beloved parent, friend
silver medal in the middleweight division of the 2005 British Open    and public servant. The wife of the late Bill Oliver, she was the
Sombo Wrestling Championships, held at Swallows Leisure               mother of 5 sons and stepmother to 3 sons. Her family ran the
Centre, in Sittingbourne, England. In the Senior Division, he         Wee Willow Restaurant in New Portland for many years,
earned 4th place. We extend our congratulations to Chico on this      following which she was the bookkeeper for the town of Madison
accomplishment in the ring of international wrestling; (HLS 516)      and later town manager of Madison for many years. A loyal fan
    the Lewiston Sun Journal, the recipient of the 2005 Maine         of country western music, she was a skillful bingo player and
Corporate Volunteerism Award for its contributions to the greater     despite life's many challenges, was a devoted parent and a proud
Lewiston community. This is a Governor's Service Award given          provider for her family. She will be sadly missed by her sons,
to a corporation that demonstrates volunteer leadership or whose      grandchildren, step-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews
employees' volunteer service significantly improves the quality of    and friends across her beloved Maine, the "Pine Tree State"; (IN
life in the community. The Lewiston Sun Journal is being              MEMORIAM) (HLS 526)
acknowledged for its support of education, nonprofit                       Glenna Churchill, of Calais, on the special occasion of her
organizations and the arts and its underwriting of local events.      90th Birthday, April 19, 2005. We extend our congratulations and
We congratulate the owners and the employees of the Lewiston          best wishes to her; (HLS 527)
Sun Journal on receiving this award; (HLS 517)                             Izy Marie Theriault Thibodeau, of St. Francis, on the occasion
    Ryan Crane, of Mechanic Falls, upon winning a WCSH Teens          of her 90th Birthday, April 20, 2005. She is the daughter of Denis
Who Care Award and a $1,000 scholarship. Ryan, a junior at            and Josephine Theriault and she was married to the late Adrien
Poland Regional High School, volunteers as a basketball coach         Thibodeau for 56 years. Mrs. Thibodeau is the mother of 8
to a dozen men and women from the John F. Murphy Homes day            children: Gerard (Bee), Adrienne (Toots), Larry, Fernand, Lloyd,
program in Auburn. These Special Olympians have learned               Ronald, Robert and Mavis. She is also the grandmother of

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Colette, Denise, Danielle, Michelle, Nicole, Monique, Suzanne,          men and women like Specialist Cote who have stepped forward
Mark, Stephen, Jason, Sherry, Michael, Ryan, Veronica, Jamie,           to fight for the security of this nation so that we might continue to
Jonathan and Tracy. Izy Marie drives herself to the Senior              enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens throughout the State
Citizens Center in Fort Kent every day. She is still a homemaker        in welcoming Specialist Cote home and in extending our
and enjoys quilting, crocheting and gardening. We send her our          appreciation to him for his commitment to the United States
best wishes on this celebration of her life; (HLS 528)                  military; (HLS 534)
     Sergeant Jeremy Storer, of Auburn, who has returned home                Specialist Brian Bolduc, of Auburn, who has returned home
after 14 months of active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat           after 14 months of active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat
Battalion, Company C stationed in Iraq. While in Iraq, the 133rd        Battalion, Company C stationed in Iraq. While in Iraq, the 133rd
Company C built schools and municipal buildings and                     Company C built schools and municipal buildings and
constructed new roads. The unit carries the lineage of the              constructed new roads. The unit carries the lineage of the
"Twentieth Maine" and the great American Civil War hero Colonel         "Twentieth Maine" and the great American Civil War hero Colonel
Joshua Chamberlain. We have been blessed with generations of            Joshua Chamberlain. We have been blessed with generations of
men and women like Sergeant Storer who have stepped forward             men and women like Specialist Bolduc who have stepped
to fight for the security of this nation so that we might continue to   forward to fight for the security of this nation so that we might
enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens throughout the State        continue to enjoy liberty and freedom.             We join citizens
in welcoming Sergeant Storer home and in extending our                  throughout the State in welcoming Specialist Bolduc home and in
appreciation to him for his commitment to the United States             extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the
military; (HLS 529)                                                     United States military; (HLS 535)
     Private First Class Joshua Robinson, of Auburn, who has                 Specialist Damien Dufour, of Auburn, who has returned home
returned home after 14 months of active duty with the 133rd             after 14 months of active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat
Engineer Combat Battalion, Company C stationed in Iraq. While           Battalion, Company C stationed in Iraq. While in Iraq, the 133rd
in Iraq, the 133rd Company C built schools and municipal                Company C built schools and municipal buildings and
buildings and constructed new roads. The unit carries the               constructed new roads. The unit carries the lineage of the
lineage of the "Twentieth Maine" and the great American Civil           "Twentieth Maine" and the great American Civil War hero Colonel
War hero Colonel Joshua Chamberlain. We have been blessed               Joshua Chamberlain. We have been blessed with generations of
with generations of men and women like Private First Class              men and women like Specialist Dufour who have stepped forward
Robinson who have stepped forward to fight for the security of          to fight for the security of this nation so that we might continue to
this nation so that we might continue to enjoy liberty and              enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens throughout the State
freedom. We join citizens throughout the State in welcoming             in welcoming Specialist Dufour home and in extending our
Private First Class Robinson home and in extending our                  appreciation to him for his commitment to the United States
appreciation to him for his commitment to the United States             military; (HLS 536)
military; (HLS 530)                                                          Staff Sergeant Daniel Bourget, of Auburn, who has returned
     Private Second Class Brad Hibbard, of Auburn, who has              home after 14 months of active duty with the 133rd Engineer
returned home after 14 months of active duty with the 133rd             Combat Battalion, Headquarters Support Company stationed in
Engineer Combat Battalion, Company C stationed in Iraq. While           Iraq. While in Iraq, the 133rd Headquarters Support Company
in Iraq, the 133rd Company C built schools and municipal                provided specialty support to the battalion's subordinate units,
buildings and constructed new roads. The unit carries the               which include battalion staff, the command headquarters and a
lineage of the "Twentieth Maine" and the great American Civil           direct support maintenance platoon plus an equipment platoon.
War hero Colonel Joshua Chamberlain. We have been blessed               The unit carries the lineage of the "Twentieth Maine" and the
with generations of men and women like Private Second Class             great American Civil War hero Colonel Joshua Chamberlain. We
Hibbard who have stepped forward to fight for the security of this      have been blessed with generations of men and women like Staff
nation so that we might continue to enjoy liberty and freedom.          Sergeant Bourget who have stepped forward to fight for the
We join citizens throughout the State in welcoming Private              security of this nation so that we might continue to enjoy liberty
Second Class Hibbard home and in extending our appreciation to          and freedom. We join citizens throughout the State in welcoming
him for his commitment to the United States military; (HLS 531)         Staff Sergeant Bourget home and in extending our appreciation
     Staff Sergeant Scott Rodrique, of Auburn, who has returned         to him for his commitment to the United States military; (HLS
home after 14 months of active duty with the 133rd Engineer             537)
Combat Battalion, Headquarters Support Company stationed in                  Specialist Todd Evrard, of Auburn, who has returned home
Iraq. While in Iraq, the 133rd Headquarters Support Company             after 14 months of active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat
provided specialty support to the battalion's subordinate units,        Battalion, Company C stationed in Iraq. While in Iraq, the 133rd
which include battalion staff, the command headquarters and a           Company C built schools and municipal buildings and
direct support maintenance platoon plus an equipment platoon.           constructed new roads. The unit carries the lineage of the
The unit carries the lineage of the "Twentieth Maine" and the           "Twentieth Maine" and the great American Civil War hero Colonel
great American Civil War hero Colonel Joshua Chamberlain. We            Joshua Chamberlain. We have been blessed with generations of
have been blessed with generations of men and women like Staff          men and women like Specialist Evrard who have stepped forward
Sergeant Rodrique who have stepped forward to fight for the             to fight for the security of this nation so that we might continue to
security of this nation so that we might continue to enjoy liberty      enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens throughout the State
and freedom. We join citizens throughout the State in welcoming         in welcoming Specialist Evrard home and in extending our
Staff Sergeant Rodrique home and in extending our appreciation          appreciation to him for his commitment to the United States
to him for his commitment to the United States military; (HLS           military; (HLS 538)
532)                                                                         Sergeant Anthony Dubois, of Auburn, who has returned home
     Staff Sergeant James Mynes, of Auburn, who has returned            after 14 months of active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat
home after 14 months of active duty with the 133rd Engineer             Battalion, Company C stationed in Iraq. While in Iraq, the 133rd
Combat Battalion, Headquarters Support Company stationed in             Company C built schools and municipal buildings and
Iraq. While in Iraq, the 133rd Headquarters Support Company             constructed new roads. The unit carries the lineage of the
provided specialty support to the battalion's subordinate units,        "Twentieth Maine" and the great American Civil War hero Colonel
which include battalion staff, the command headquarters and a           Joshua Chamberlain. We have been blessed with generations of
direct support maintenance platoon plus an equipment platoon.           men and women like Sergeant Dubois who have stepped forward
The unit carries the lineage of the "Twentieth Maine" and the           to fight for the security of this nation so that we might continue to
great American Civil War hero Colonel Joshua Chamberlain. We            enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens throughout the State
are blessed with generations of men and women like Staff                in welcoming Sergeant Dubois home and in extending our
Sergeant Mynes who have stepped forward to fight for the                appreciation to him for his commitment to the United States
security of this nation so that we might continue to enjoy the          military; (HLS 539)
privileges of liberty and freedom. We join citizens throughout the           Specialist Anthony Sturgis, of Auburn, who has returned
State in welcoming Staff Sergeant Mynes home and in extending           home after 14 months of active duty with the 133rd Engineer
our appreciation to him for his commitment to the United States         Combat Battalion, Company C stationed in Iraq. While in Iraq,
military; (HLS 533)                                                     the 133rd Company C built schools and municipal buildings and
     Specialist Shawn Cote, of Auburn, who has returned home            constructed new roads. The unit carries the lineage of the
after 14 months of active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat           "Twentieth Maine" and the great American Civil War hero Colonel
Battalion, Company C stationed in Iraq. While in Iraq, the 133rd        Joshua Chamberlain. We have been blessed with generations of
Company C built schools and municipal buildings and                     men and women like Specialist Sturgis who have stepped
constructed new roads. The unit carries the lineage of the              forward to fight for the security of this nation so that we might
"Twentieth Maine" and the great American Civil War hero Colonel         continue to enjoy liberty and freedom.             We join citizens
Joshua Chamberlain. We have been blessed with generations of            throughout the State in welcoming Specialist Sturgis home and in

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extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the                  Specialist Terry Lee Bishop, of Ellsworth, who served in Iraq
United States military; (HLS 540)                                       with the 619th Transportation Army Reserve, on his return home
     Staff Sergeant Wayne Day, of Auburn, who has returned              to Maine. We acknowledge his dedicated service to his State
home after 14 months of active duty with the 133rd Engineer             and the Nation, and we join all the citizens of Maine in welcoming
Combat Battalion, Company C stationed in Iraq. While in Iraq,           him home; (HLS 547)
the 133rd Company C built schools and municipal buildings and                Sergeant Aaron Atherton, of Ellsworth, who has returned
constructed new roads. The unit carries the lineage of the              home after 13 months of active duty with the 1-152nd Field
"Twentieth Maine" and the great American Civil War hero Colonel         Artillery Forward Division stationed in Iraq. We are blessed with
Joshua Chamberlain. We have been blessed with generations of            generations of men and women like SGT Atherton who have
men and women like Staff Sergeant Day who have stepped                  stepped forward to fight for the security of this nation so that we
forward to fight for the security of this nation so that we might       might continue to enjoy the privileges of liberty and freedom. We
continue to enjoy liberty and freedom.             We join citizens     join the citizens throughout the State in welcoming SGT Atherton
throughout the State in welcoming Staff Sergeant Day home and           home and in extending our appreciation to him for his
in extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the          commitment to the United States military; (HLS 548)
United States military; (HLS 541)                                            First Lieutenant Leon Ordway, of Windham, who has returned
     Specialist Joey Wing, of Auburn, who has returned home             home after 14 months of active duty with the 133rd Engineer
after 14 months of active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat           Combat Battalion, Company C stationed in Iraq. While in Iraq,
Battalion, Company C stationed in Iraq. While in Iraq, the 133rd        the 133rd Company C built schools and municipal buildings and
Company C built schools and municipal buildings and                     constructed new roads. The unit carries the lineage of the
constructed new roads. The unit carries the lineage of the              "Twentieth Maine" and the great American Civil War hero Colonel
"Twentieth Maine" and the great American Civil War hero Colonel         Joshua Chamberlain. We have been blessed with generations of
Joshua Chamberlain. We have been blessed with generations of            men and women like First Lieutenant Ordway who have stepped
men and women like Specialist Wing who have stepped forward             forward to fight for the security of this nation so that we might
to fight for the security of this nation so that we might continue to   continue to enjoy liberty and freedom.            We join citizens
enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens throughout the State        throughout the State in welcoming First Lieutenant Ordway home
in welcoming Specialist Wing home and in extending our                  and in extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to
appreciation to him for his commitment to the United States             the United States military; (HLS 549)
military; (HLS 542)                                                          Staff Sergeant Christopher Barnaby, of Windham, who has
     Specialist Robert Martel, of Auburn, who has returned home         returned home after 14 months of active duty with the 133rd
after 14 months of active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat           Engineer Combat Battalion, Company B stationed in Iraq. While
Battalion, Company C stationed in Iraq. While in Iraq, the 133rd        in Iraq, the 133rd Company B built schools and municipal
Company C built schools and municipal buildings and                     buildings and constructed new roads. The unit carries the
constructed new roads. The unit carries the lineage of the              lineage of the "Twentieth Maine" and the great American Civil
"Twentieth Maine" and the great American Civil War hero Colonel         War hero Colonel Joshua Chamberlain. We have been blessed
Joshua Chamberlain. We have been blessed with generations of            with generations of men and women like Staff Sergeant Barnaby
men and women like Specialist Martel who have stepped forward           who have stepped forward to fight for the security of this nation
to fight for the security of this nation so that we might continue to   so that we might continue to enjoy liberty and freedom. We join
enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens throughout the State        citizens throughout the State in welcoming Staff Sergeant
in welcoming Specialist Martel home and in extending our                Barnaby home and in extending our appreciation to him for his
appreciation to him for his commitment to the United States             commitment to the United States military; (HLS 550)
military; (HLS 543)                                                          Chief Warrant Officer Mark Bragdon, of Windham, who has
     Specialist Joseph Keene, of Auburn, who has returned home          returned home after 14 months of active duty with the 112th
after 14 months of active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat           Medical Company stationed in Iraq. While in Iraq, the 112th
Battalion, Company C stationed in Iraq. While in Iraq, the 133rd        provided medical evacuation of injured service members. With
Company C built schools and municipal buildings and                     selfless devotion and dedication to the mission, the 112th flew
constructed new roads. The unit carries the lineage of the              into hostile combat conditions to evacuate critically wounded
"Twentieth Maine" and the great American Civil War hero Colonel         comrades. We have been blessed with generations of men and
Joshua Chamberlain. We have been blessed with generations of            women like Chief Bragdon who have stepped forward to fight for
men and women like Specialist Keene who have stepped forward            the security of this nation so that we might continue to enjoy
to fight for the security of this nation so that we might continue to   liberty and freedom. We join citizens throughout the State in
enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens throughout the State        welcoming Chief Bragdon home and in extending our
in welcoming Specialist Keene home and in extending our                 appreciation to him for his commitment to the United States
appreciation to him for his commitment to the United States             military; (HLS 551)
military; (HLS 544)                                                          Staff Sergeant Mary Ruetlinger, of Windham, who has
     Specialist Jason Lerman, of Auburn, who has returned home          returned home after 14 months of active duty with the 133rd
after 14 months of active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat           Engineer Combat Battalion, Company B stationed in Iraq. While
Battalion, Company B stationed in Iraq. While in Iraq, the 133rd        in Iraq, the 133rd Company B built schools and municipal
Company B built schools and municipal buildings and                     buildings and constructed new roads. The unit carries the
constructed new roads. The unit carries the lineage of the              lineage of the "Twentieth Maine" and the great American Civil
"Twentieth Maine" and the great American Civil War hero Colonel         War hero Colonel Joshua Chamberlain. We have been blessed
Joshua Chamberlain. We have been blessed with generations of            with generations of men and women like Staff Sergeant
men and women like Specialist Lerman who have stepped                   Ruetlinger who have stepped forward to fight for the security of
forward to fight for the security of this nation so that we might       this nation so that we might continue to enjoy liberty and
continue to enjoy liberty and freedom.             We join citizens     freedom. We join citizens throughout the State in welcoming
throughout the State in welcoming Specialist Lerman home and            Staff Sergeant Ruetlinger home and in extending our
in extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the          appreciation to her for her commitment to the United States
United States military; (HLS 545)                                       military; (HLS 552)
     Joseph P. "Joe" White, of Ellsworth, a longtime educator and            Staff Sergeant Andrew Pattle, of Windham, who has returned
school administrator. Mr. White was a graduate of the University        home after 14 months of active duty with the 133rd Engineer
of Maine, where he received a bachelor's degree in education, a         Combat Battalion, Company A stationed in Iraq. While in Iraq,
master's degree in educational administration and a C.A.S. in           the 133rd Company A built schools and municipal buildings and
educational administration. He was principal at the S. S. Nash          constructed new roads. The unit carries the lineage of the
School in Addison; he served as headmaster at George Stevens            "Twentieth Maine" and the great American Civil War hero Colonel
Academy in Blue Hill, Hampden Academy in Hampden and                    Joshua Chamberlain. We have been blessed with generations of
Foxcroft Academy in Dover-Foxcroft; and he was principal at             men and women like Staff Sergeant Pattle who have stepped
Hancock Grammar School in Hancock. Mr. White then went on               forward to fight for the security of this nation so that we might
to serve as Assistant Superintendent of schools for the City of         continue to enjoy liberty and freedom.            We join citizens
Ellsworth, after which he served as Superintendent for MSAD             throughout the State in welcoming Staff Sergeant Pattle home
#37 in Washington County for 15 years, the position from which          and in extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to
he retired. During his retirement, he continued to be interim           the United States military; (HLS 553)
teacher, principal and superintendent in many Hancock County                 Frank Douglas Jones, of Baileyville, beloved husband, father
and Washington County schools. We acknowledge his long and              and grandfather. Mr. Jones joined the United States Army in
distinguished career in education and his dedication to the             1945 and was stationed in Panama with the Military Police. He
students and communities he served. He will be greatly missed           worked for St. Croix Paper Company, later Georgia Pacific, for 44
by his family and many friends; (IN MEMORIAM) (HLS 546)                 years. Mr. Jones was extremely committed to his community.

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He served on the Baileyville Town Council for 42 years and             departments, the local hospital, video production crew,
served as its chair for 20 years. He was also involved in many         community officials, the District Attorney's Office and a cross-
other civic organizations. The epitome of a "town father," he will     section of the community at large. We extend our appreciation to
be remembered as a leader in town politics, always                     Ellsworth High School for presenting this worthwhile and
approachable, considerate and polite and a gentlemen in the            successful program; (HLS 562)
truest meaning of the word. His keen sense of humor was one of              Norman Gould, of Wilton, recipient of the Community Service
his most renowned qualities. He was also deeply devoted to his         Award sponsored by the Franklin Grange #50. Mr. Gould has
wife Jennie, their 5 children, 6 grandchildren and 5 great-            been a selectman for the Town of Wilton for 37 years and has
grandchildren. We join his family and many friends in celebrating      been elected to serve another 3-year term. He has also served
the life of this outstanding citizen who will be sadly missed by all   on the Wilton Planning Board for 27 years. We extend our
who knew him; (IN MEMORIAM) (HLS 554)                                  appreciation to Mr. Gould for his commitment to the citizens of
     Staff Sergeant Chad Steward, of Athens, who has returned          Wilton and congratulate him on his receiving this award; (HLS
home after 12 months of active duty with the 133rd Engineer            563)
Combat Battalion stationed in Iraq. While in Iraq, the 133rd built          Elva Lillian (Hayes) Miller, of Oakland, on the occasion of her
schools and municipal buildings and constructed new roads. We          100th birthday. Mrs. Miller was born on April 22, 1905 in South
have been blessed with generations of men and women like Staff         Boston, Massachusetts. Following her first job in a factory, she
Sergeant Steward who have stepped forward to fight for the             went to work at F.W. Woolworth Company for the next 46 years
security of this nation so that we might continue to enjoy liberty     in various capacities, including sales clerk, bookkeeper, manager
and freedom. We join citizens throughout the State in welcoming        and buyer. An avid seamstress, Mrs. Miller has always made her
Staff Sergeant Steward home and in extending our appreciation          own patterns and is well-known for her handmade dolls, her quick
to him for his commitment to the United States military; (HLS          wit and sharp memory.             We extend to Mrs. Miller our
555)                                                                   congratulations and best wishes for continued health and
     Sergeant Terry McLaughlin, of Athens, who has returned            happiness; (HLS 564)
home after 12 months of active duty with the 133rd Engineer                 Mark Johnston, of Winthrop, who was named the 2005
Combat Battalion stationed in Iraq. While in Iraq, the 133rd built     Outstanding Citizen of the Year by Le Club Calumet for his long-
schools and municipal buildings and constructed new roads. We          standing commitment to public service. Mr. Johnston, president
have been blessed with generations of men and women like               and chief executive officer of Kennebec Savings Bank, is a
Sergeant McLaughlin who have stepped forward to fight for the          former Augusta resident and is director and treasurer of Camp
security of this nation so that we might continue to enjoy liberty     KV for Kids, director and treasurer of the Elsie and William Viles
and freedom. We join citizens throughout the State in welcoming        Foundation, director and executive committee member of the
Sergeant McLaughlin home and in extending our appreciation to          Augusta Board of Trade, trustee of Thomas College, 2004
him for his commitment to the United States military; (HLS 556)        campaign chair of the United Way of Kennebec Valley, board
     the Lewiston Maineiacs, the only United States-based              member of the Friends of Cobbossee Watershed District and
member of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, on the                trustee of the Augusta Scholarship Foundation. We acknowledge
completion of the team's very successful second season. We             his dedicated service to his community and to the State of Maine,
commend the individual players, their coaches and the Maineiacs        and we extend our congratulations to him on his receiving this
management for their many positive contributions to our                award; (HLS 565)
community, and we look forward to many more seasons with                    Robert Pettengill, of Old Orchard Beach, a longtime member
them; (HLS 557)                                                        of the VFW Post 7997, who was recently appointed National
     Maxine "Macky" B. King, of Topsham, on the occasion of her        Deputy Chief of Staff of the VFW. Mr. Pettengill has been a
90th birthday, April 22, 2005.         Ms. King has 2 sons, 4          member of the VFW for 46 years, and has been a commander for
grandchildren and one great-grandson. She grew up in New               24 years. He served with honor during the Korean War, as part
York City and spent her summers at Fernwood Camp in Poland,            of the Inchon invasion. We acknowledge his dedicated service to
an all girl's camp founded by her father. After her father's death,    the VFW and to his Nation, and we extend our congratulations to
Macky took over running the camp until it was sold. She still          him on his appointment as National Deputy Chief of Staff of the
spends summers at her cottage at Fernwood. We extend our               VFW; (HLS 566)
congratulations and best wishes to her on this special occasion;            Specialist Heath Coro, of Jackman, who has returned home
(HLS 558)                                                              from active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat Battalion
     Anna Schwarcz, of Orrington, who is the recipient of a            stationed in Iraq. We have been blessed with generations of men
President's Volunteer Service Award sponsored by Prudential            and women like Specialist Coro who have stepped forward to
Financial in partnership with the National Association of              fight for the security of this nation so that we might continue to
Secondary School Principals. The award recognizes young                enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens throughout the State
people across America for outstanding community service                in welcoming Specialist Coro home and in extending our
activities. Volunteer activities are judged on personal initiative,    appreciation to him for his commitment to the United States
creativity, effort, impact and personal growth. Ms. Schwarcz has       military; (HLS 567)
trained, cared for and groomed dogs to serve as companions for              Technical Sergeant James Clark, of Jackman, who has
the disabled. We extend our appreciation to Ms. Schwarcz for           returned home from active duty with the 960th AWCS stationed in
her dedication to service and thank her for her commitment to          Iraq. We have been blessed with generations of men and
helping those in need; (HLS 559)                                       women like Technical Sergeant Clark who have stepped forward
     Maurice and Sally Robbins, of Harrison, on the occasion of        to fight for the security of this nation so that we might continue to
their 50th Wedding Anniversary, April 1, 2005. We extend our           enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens throughout the State
congratulations and best wishes to them on this very special           in welcoming Technical Sergeant Clark home and in extending
occasion; (HLS 560)                                                    our appreciation to him for his commitment to the United States
     Captain Dean Preston, who has returned home after 12              military; (HLS 568)
months of active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat Battalion              Private First Class Nicholas Taylor, of Jackman, who has
stationed in Iraq. While in Iraq, the 133rd built schools and          returned home from active duty with the 2nd 319th Airborne Field
municipal buildings and constructed new roads. We have been            Artillery Regiment stationed in Iraq. We have been blessed with
blessed with generations of men and women like Captain Preston         generations of men and women like Private First Class Taylor
who have stepped forward to fight for the security of this nation      who have stepped forward to fight for the security of this nation
so that we might continue to enjoy liberty and freedom. We join        so that we might continue to enjoy liberty and freedom. We join
citizens throughout the State in welcoming Captain Preston home        the citizens throughout the State in welcoming Private First Class
and in extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to         Taylor home and in extending our appreciation to him for his
the United States military; (HLS 561)                                  commitment to the United States military; (HLS 569)
     Ellsworth High School, for presenting the "Every 15 Minutes"           Sergeant First Class Scott Rivas, of Jackman, who has
Alcohol Awareness Program to the juniors and seniors of the            returned home from active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat
school. This program is a 2-day community event that illustrates       Battalion, Company B, stationed in Iraq. While in Iraq, Company
that every 15 minutes across the United States someone dies as         B built schools and municipal buildings and constructed new
a result of a highway accident involving alcohol. It is an intense     roads. The unit carries the lineage of the "Twentieth Maine" and
and emotional program that shows students the impact that an           the great American Civil War hero Colonel Joshua Chamberlain.
alcohol-related fatality has on family, friends, schools and the       Sergeant First Class Rivas' unwavering dedication is evidenced
community.       "Every 15 Minutes" offers real-life experience        by his receipt of a Bronze Star. We have been blessed with
without the real-life risk, as it focuses on the potentially           generations of men and women like Sergeant First Class Rivas
dangerous consequences of drinking alcohol. This is the second         who have stepped forward to fight for the security of this nation
time that Ellsworth High School has sponsored this event, which        so that we might continue to enjoy liberty and freedom. We join
includes participation from the Ellsworth police and fire              citizens throughout the State in welcoming Sergeant First Class

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                                               December 1, 2004 to December 5, 2006

Rivas home and in extending our appreciation to him for his            Republican Committee. He retired from Great Northern Paper
commitment to the United States military; (HLS 570)                    after 30 years of service in 1973 and served in municipal offices
    Sergeant Moriah Harrill, of Bingham, who has returned home         in both Oxbow Plantation and Greenville, where he was a
after 14 months of active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat          member of the town council for 7 years and Town Moderator for
Battalion, Company A, stationed in Iraq. While in Iraq, Company        more than 25 years. He was longtime a member of numerous
A built schools and municipal buildings and constructed new            fraternal, religious and civic organizations. We acknowledge his
roads. The unit carries the lineage of the "Twentieth Maine" and       dedicated service to his communities and to the State of Maine.
the great American Civil War hero Colonel Joshua Chamberlain.          He will be greatly missed by his loving family, neighbors and
We have been blessed with generations of men and women like            many friends; (IN MEMORIAM) (HLS 578)
Sergeant Harrill who have stepped forward to fight for the                 the United Baptist Church, of Island Falls, on the occasion of
security of this nation so that we might continue to enjoy liberty     the ground-breaking ceremony for building renovations on May 1,
and freedom. We join citizens throughout the State in welcoming        2005. The current building has continuously served its members
Sergeant Harrill home and in extending our appreciation to her         and the community since 1896. This renovation will allow for an
for her commitment to the United States military; (HLS 571)            expansion of its ministry, which is currently led by Pastor James
    Staff Sergeant Mark Chadwick, of St. Pamphile, Quebec,             Flye. We send our best wishes to all the members of the United
Canada, who has returned home from active duty with the 133rd          Baptist Church on the future of their church; (HLS 579)
Engineer Combat Battalion, Company B, stationed in Iraq. While             Elks Lodge #964 in Augusta, on the special occasion of its
in Iraq, Company B built schools and municipal buildings and           100th Anniversary, May 3, 2005. The Lodge has been and
constructed new roads. The unit carries the lineage of the             continues to be an important part of the Augusta community,
"Twentieth Maine" and the great American Civil War hero Colonel        making an outstanding contribution to the residents of the area
Joshua Chamberlain. We have been blessed with generations of           through its charitable giving. In recent years, the Lodge has
men and women like Staff Sergeant Chadwick who have stepped            provided scholarships to local high school students and has
forward to fight for the security of this nation so that we might      provided support for the Maine Veterans' Home, youth activities
continue to enjoy liberty and freedom.           We join citizens      and The Children's Center. These activities represent the true
throughout the State in welcoming Staff Sergeant Chadwick              spirit of community. We extend our congratulations to the
home and in extending our appreciation to him for his                  members of Elks Lodge #964 in Augusta as they celebrate this
commitment to the United States military; (HLS 572)                    centennial; (HLS 580)
    Specialist Travis Taylor, of Jackman, who has returned home            Staff Sergeant Stephen Bragg, of Scarborough, who has
from active duty with the 1/15th Field Artillery, Unit 15403,          returned home from active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat
stationed in Iraq. We have been blessed with generations of men        Battalion, Headquarters Support Company stationed in Iraq.
and women like Specialist Taylor who have stepped forward to           While in Iraq, the 133rd Headquarters Support Company
fight for the security of this nation so that we might continue to     provided specialty support to the battalion's subordinate units,
enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens throughout the State       which include battalion staff, the command headquarters and a
in welcoming Specialist Taylor home and in extending our               direct support maintenance platoon plus an equipment platoon.
appreciation to him for his commitment to the United States            We have been blessed with generations of men and women like
military; (HLS 573)                                                    Staff Sergeant Bragg who have stepped forward to fight for the
    Corporal Ryan Begin, of Jackman, who has returned home             security of this nation so that we might continue to enjoy the
from active duty with the 1/2 Weapons Company stationed in             privileges of liberty and freedom. We join citizens throughout the
Iraq. Corporal Begin's unwavering dedication is evidenced by his       State in welcoming Staff Sergeant Bragg home and in extending
receipt of a Purple Heart Award. We have been blessed with             our appreciation to him for his commitment to the United States
generations of men and women like Corporal Begin who have              military; (HLS 581)
stepped forward to fight for the security of this nation so that we        Sergeant First Class Herbert Wiley, of Scarborough, who has
might continue to enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens          returned home from active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat
throughout the State in welcoming Corporal Begin home and in           Battalion, Headquarters Support Company stationed in Iraq.
extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the            While in Iraq, the 133rd Headquarters Support Company
United States military; (HLS 574)                                      provided specialty support to the battalion's subordinate units,
    Twin Town Homes, of Oxford, on the anniversary of its 50           which include battalion staff, the command headquarters and a
years in business. Founded in 1955 by Alton Luck, the business         direct support maintenance platoon plus an equipment platoon.
began by selling mobile homes. In 1957, Alton's son, Hayward,          We have been blessed with generations of men and women like
took over the reins and the business became the first in the area      Sergeant First Class Wiley who have stepped forward to fight for
to sell manufactured housing. Twin Town Homes is now located           the security of this nation so that we might continue to enjoy the
on Route 26 in Oxford and is a hub for the industry not only for       privileges of liberty and freedom. We join citizens throughout the
dealers of manufactured homes but also for production of               State in welcoming Sergeant First Class Wiley home and in
manufactured homes. Through his vision and dedication, Mr.             extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the
Hayward Luck and his company have been a major factor in the           United States military; (HLS 582)
growth of the manufactured housing industry in the State of                Specialist Joshua Nalbandian, of Scarborough, who has
Maine. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to all the        returned home from active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat
workers of Twin Town Homes for their continued success; (HLS           Battalion, Headquarters Support Company stationed in Iraq.
575)                                                                   While in Iraq, the 133rd Headquarters Support Company
    the 5th-grade Destination ImagiNation Team from Marcia             provided specialty support to the battalion's subordinate units,
Buker Elementary School in Richmond on its winning the Dizzy           which include battalion staff, the command headquarters and a
Derby competition for the elementary age level. The team now           direct support maintenance platoon plus an equipment platoon.
qualifies for the Global Finals in May 2005. We extend our             We have been blessed with generations of men and women like
congratulations to the students and team advisor Lois Cooper on        Specialist Nalbandian who have stepped forward to fight for the
their accomplishment; (HLS 576)                                        security of this nation so that we might continue to enjoy the
    the Maine Nurse Practitioners Association on the 10th              privileges of liberty and freedom. We join citizens throughout the
Anniversary of the Independent Practice Act, which established         State in welcoming Specialist Nalbandian home and in extending
the right to independent practice for Maine nurse practitioners.       our appreciation to him for his commitment to the United States
This Act has significantly broadened access to health care for         military; (HLS 583)
many Mainers and contributed to the creation of one of the most            Staff Sergeant Timothy Carrigan, of Scarborough, who has
progressive practice environments in the nation for advanced           returned home from active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat
practice nurses. Nurse practitioners are dedicated professionals       Battalion, Headquarters Support Company stationed in Iraq.
who offer a unique combination of nursing and medical service to       While in Iraq, the 133rd Headquarters Support Company
patients. We extend our congratulations to the more than 850           provided specialty support to the battalion's subordinate units,
nurse practitioners in Maine who provide both primary and              which include battalion staff, the command headquarters and a
specialty care; (HLS 577)                                              direct support maintenance platoon plus an equipment platoon.
    the Honorable Maurice D. Anderson, of Oxbow Plantation,            We have been blessed with generations of men and women like
former longtime member of the Maine House of Representatives.          Staff Sergeant Carrigan who have stepped forward to fight for the
Mr. Anderson served in the 90th, 91st and 92nd Legislatures,           security of this nation so that we might continue to enjoy the
representing the Ashland-Oxbow district in Aroostook County.           privileges of liberty and freedom. We join citizens throughout the
He then served in the 95th, 96th and 100th Legislatures,               State in welcoming Staff Sergeant Carrigan home and in
representing     the    Greenville-Monson-Shirley      districts  of   extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the
Piscataquis County.        He was a former chairman of the             United States military; (HLS 584)
Republican Committees of Oxbow Plantation and Greenville as                Sergeant Michael McCormick, of Scarborough, who has
well as a member and past chairman of the Piscataquis County           returned home from active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat

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Battalion, Company B stationed in Iraq. While in Iraq, the 133rd      Ronca, Ceana Bamford, Kelly Clark, Laura Wood, Bridget Griffin,
Company B built schools and municipal buildings and                   Sarah Reynolds, Emily Shinay, Caitlin Wright, Brittanie Bradley,
constructed new roads. We have been blessed with generations          Nicole Glab, Nicole Harmon, Saerim Park, Jane Roberge,
of men and women like Sergeant McCormick who have stepped             Jessica Ronca, Christina Wagner, Jennifer Flaherty, Maria
forward to fight for the security of this nation so that we might     Risbara, Sarah Russell, Carrie Chykaliuk, Jacqueline Maples,
continue to enjoy the privileges of liberty and freedom. We join      Elizabeth Couillard, Lindsey Libby, Lauren Chelsea Sesto,
citizens throughout the State in welcoming Sergeant McCormick         Samantha Stone, Tracie Ankermann, Laura Cella, Danielle
home and in extending our appreciation to him for his                 Gravel, Tracy Marie Najarian, Danielle Pelletier-Cairns, Allison
commitment to the United States military; (HLS 585)                   Rogers and Katherine Thomas; Head Coach Bill Stone; and
     Sergeant First Class Peter Kelly, of Scarborough, who has        Assistant Coaches Jennifer Zwart-Shaw and Jason Schoellkopf.
returned home from active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat         This is the team's second year of Class A competition. We
Battalion, Company C stationed in Iraq. While in Iraq, the 133rd      extend our congratulations to all the members of the team on this
Company C built schools and municipal buildings and                   achievement; (HLS 592)
constructed new roads. We have been blessed with generations              Amy Brady, of Sherman, on the occasion of her receiving
of men and women like Sergeant First Class Kelly who have             high honors and being in the Top 5 of the Class of 2005 at
stepped forward to fight for the security of this nation so that we   Katahdin Middle and High School.                We extend our
might continue to enjoy the privileges of liberty and freedom. We     congratulations and best wishes to Amy; (HLS 593)
join citizens throughout the State in welcoming Sergeant First            Sara Charette, of Stacyville, on the occasion of her receiving
Class Kelly home and in extending our appreciation to him for his     high honors and being in the Top 5 of the Class of 2005 at
commitment to the United States military; (HLS 586)                   Katahdin Middle and High School.                We extend our
     Second Lieutenant Matthew Gill, of Scarborough, who has          congratulations and best wishes to Sara; (HLS 594)
returned home from active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat             Lindsay Hill, of Mt. Chase, on the occasion of her receiving
Battalion, Company C stationed in Iraq. While in Iraq, the 133rd      high honors and being in the Top 5 of the Class of 2005 at
Company C built schools and municipal buildings and                   Katahdin Middle and High School.                We extend our
constructed new roads. We have been blessed with generations          congratulations and best wishes to Lindsay; (HLS 595)
of men and women like Second Lieutenant Gill who have stepped             Sara Anderson, of Patten, who has earned the distinction of
forward to fight for the security of this nation so that we might     being named Salutatorian for the Class of 2005 at Katahdin
continue to enjoy the privileges of liberty and freedom. We join      Middle and High School. We extend our congratulations and
citizens throughout the State in welcoming Second Lieutenant          best wishes to Sara on her receiving this honor; (HLS 596)
Gill home and in extending our appreciation to him for his                Michelle Martin, of Patten, who has earned the distinction of
commitment to the United States military; (HLS 587)                   being named Valedictorian for the Class of 2005 at Katahdin
     Sergeant Dean Wellman, of Scarborough, who has returned          Middle and High School. We extend our congratulations and
home from active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat Battalion,       best wishes to Michelle on her receiving this honor; (HLS 597)
Company B stationed in Iraq. While in Iraq, the 133rd Company             Specialist Greg Vaillancourt, of Mechanic Falls, who has
B built schools and municipal buildings and constructed new           returned home after 12 months of active duty with the 133rd
roads. We have been blessed with generations of men and               Engineer Combat Battalion stationed in Iraq. While in Iraq, the
women like Sergeant Wellman who have stepped forward to fight         133rd built schools and municipal buildings and constructed new
for the security of this nation so that we might continue to enjoy    roads. We have been blessed with generations of men and
the privileges of liberty and freedom. We join citizens throughout    women like Specialist Vaillancourt who have stepped forward to
the State in welcoming Sergeant Wellman home and in extending         fight for the security of this nation so that we might continue to
our appreciation to him for his commitment to the United States       enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens throughout the State
military; (HLS 588)                                                   in welcoming Specialist Vaillancourt home and in extending our
     Robert Winn, a teacher at Wells Junior High School and           appreciation to him for his commitment to the United States
cross-country coach at Wells High School, and the following           military; (HLS 598)
students on raising $5,000 for the York VFW: Erica Boulay,                Specialist Clint Chicoine, of Mechanic Falls, who has returned
Sarah Cusack, Elizabeth Caron, Thomas Esson, Whitney                  home after 12 months of active duty with the 133rd Engineer
Fenderson, Clare Fortune-Agan, Jamaica Gilliam (from York             Combat Battalion stationed in Iraq. While in Iraq, the 133rd built
Middle School), Justin Grimes, Adam Hamlyn, William Hardy,            schools and municipal buildings and constructed new roads. We
Peter Hill, Michael Kuna, Rachael Plummer, Shawn Ruel and             have been blessed with generations of men and women like
Brittany Toth. They accepted donations from various civic groups      Specialist Chicoine who have stepped forward to fight for the
and individuals, and on Veterans Day, 2004 they ran more than         security of this nation so that we might continue to enjoy liberty
100 miles to raise money for families of Maine soldiers killed in     and freedom. We join citizens throughout the State in welcoming
Iraq and Afghanistan. The money was donated to the Family             Specialist Chicoine home and in extending our appreciation to
Organization Program to assist families with hardship cases while     him for his commitment to the United States military; (HLS 599)
their loved ones are serving overseas, and for "care" packages to         Sergeant Mark Gary, of Mechanic Falls, who has returned
soldiers serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. We acknowledge the          home after 12 months of active duty with the 133rd Engineer
unselfish contributions of Mr. Winn and the students and we           Combat Battalion stationed in Iraq. While in Iraq, the 133rd built
commend them for their accomplishments; (HLS 589)                     schools and municipal buildings and constructed new roads. We
     Francis W. McMahon, of Millinocket, a United States Navy         have been blessed with generations of men and women like
veteran of World War II. Mr. McMahon was a foreman in the             Sergeant Gary who have stepped forward to fight for the security
finishing room at Great Northern Paper Company, retiring after        of this nation so that we might continue to enjoy liberty and
40 years. He was a member of the American Legion Post #80             freedom. We join citizens throughout the State in welcoming
and a life member of the V.F.W. Post #4154. He raised money           Sergeant Gary home and in extending our appreciation to him for
for the Lung Association by participating in the Trek Across          his commitment to the United States military; (HLS 600)
Maine, and for MS in Texas and in Holland. He will be greatly             Mary Martin, the principal of Elm Street School in Mechanic
missed by his loving family and his many friends; (IN                 Falls, on being named Elementary School Principal of the Year
MEMORIAM) (HLS 590)                                                   by the Maine Principals' Association for her outstanding
     the following members of the Scarborough High School Girls       leadership within a rural school and community. She leads by
Indoor Track Team on their winning the 2005 Class A State             example and sets high expectations for herself and the school
Championship: Rachel Baird, Katherine Hilton, Andrea LaBonty,         staff and students. Ms. Martin attended this school as a child.
Brenna Bradley, Katrina Collins, Angelica Damon, Sarah Morin,         She has taught within the Oxford Hills School District and began
Rebecca Sither, Melissa Anson, Hilary Curtis, Alexandra Hoy,          teaching 2nd-grade at the Elm Street School nearly 20 years ago.
Emma Judkins, Donna Schlieper, Kira Gordon, Jennifer Mancini,         She has been the principal for 8 years. The school is fortunate to
Lily Parenteau, Rachel Waugh, Kimberly Dean, Allyson Koenig,          have one of its own return and lead the school with great ability
Megan Baird, Christina Cange, Jaymie Coulston, Nicole Gonyea,         and genuine concern for the staff and students. We commend
Rachael Mumm, Karen Smith, Allison Chamberlain, Mallory               Ms. Martin for her exemplary performance and we extend our
Gordon, Erica Jesseman, Kaitlynn Saldanha, Laura Caryl, Devon         congratulations to her on this recognition; (HLS 601)
Leighton, Anne Marie Mills and Alana Saleeby; Head Coach Ron              Sergeant Robert Smith, of Mechanic Falls, who has returned
Kelly; and Assistant Coaches Will Bertinet, Steve Ross and Jim        home after 12 months of active duty with the 133rd Engineer
Harmon. This is the team's second year of Class A competition.        Combat Battalion stationed in Iraq. While in Iraq, the 133rd built
We extend our congratulations to all the members of the team on       schools and municipal buildings and constructed new roads. We
this achievement; (HLS 591)                                           have been blessed with generations of men and women like
     the following members of the Scarborough High School Girls       Sergeant Smith who have stepped forward to fight for the security
Swim Team on their winning the 2005 Class A State                     of this nation so that we might continue to enjoy liberty and
Championship: Katherine Cella, Ashley McElroy, Alexandra              freedom. We join citizens throughout the State in welcoming

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Sergeant Smith home and in extending our appreciation to him            Award. We extend our congratulations to Bill on his receiving this
for his commitment to the United States military; (HLS 602)             award; (HLS 612)
    Sergeant Jeffrey Cayer, of Oxford, who has returned home                 Sanford Police Chief Thomas H. Jones, who was awarded a
after 12 months of active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat           plaque from the United States Secret Service for the
Battalion stationed in Iraq. While in Iraq, the 133rd built schools     department's outstanding assistance and support with
and municipal buildings and constructed new roads. We have              investigative and protective responsibilities. The Sanford Police
been blessed with generations of men and women like Sergeant            Department has routinely provided presidential and dignitary
Cayer who have stepped forward to fight for the security of this        security support. We extend our congratulations to Chief Jones
nation so that we might continue to enjoy liberty and freedom.          and the members of the Sanford Police Department for their
We join citizens throughout the State in welcoming Sergeant             exemplary work; (HLS 613)
Cayer home and in extending our appreciation to him for his                  Jordan Stevens, a student at Mt. Blue High School, who has
commitment to the United States military; (HLS 603)                     been named the Morning Sentinel Boys Skier of the Year.
    Robert Welch, of Rumford, who is retiring after 12 years as         Jordan led Mt. Blue to its 6th straight boys overall Class A State
the Rumford Town Manager. He began his career as a part-time            Title. During this meet, he won the individual Class A State Title
highway employee before working his way up to the town's top            in the slalom and finished second in the State in the giant slalom.
administrative position.          We recognize Robert's many            He also won both titles at the Kennebec Valley Athletic
contributions to the town and extend our best wishes for a happy        Conference championship meet. He has been skiing since he
and fulfilling retirement; (HLS 604)                                    was 4 years old. We extend our congratulations to Jordan on his
    Staff Sergeant William Chesley, of Oxford, who has returned         achievements; (HLS 614)
home after 12 months of active duty with the 133rd Engineer                  Walter Leffler, of Wells, who is the recipient of a 2005
Combat Battalion stationed in Iraq. While in Iraq, the 133rd built      Volunteer of the Year Award. This is a Governor's Service Award
schools and municipal buildings and constructed new roads. We           to celebrate and recognize the exemplary work of Maine's
have been blessed with generations of men and women like Staff          volunteer community. We extend our congratulations to Mr.
Sergeant Chesley who have stepped forward to fight for the              Leffler on his receiving this award; (HLS 615)
security of this nation so that we might continue to enjoy liberty           Terry Hodskins, of Wells, who is the recipient of a 2005
and freedom. We join citizens throughout the State in welcoming         Volunteer of the Year Award. This is a Governor's Service Award
Staff Sergeant Chesley home and in extending our appreciation           to celebrate and recognize the exemplary work of Maine's
to him for his commitment to the United States military; (HLS           volunteer community. We extend our congratulations and best
605)                                                                    wishes to Ms. Hodskins on her receiving this award; (HLS 616)
    Private First Class Oscar Cyr, of Oxford, who has returned               Robert Nolette, of Wells, on the occasion of his retirement
home after 12 months of active duty with the 133rd Engineer             from the Wells Fire Department after 30 years of service. Mr.
Combat Battalion stationed in Iraq. While in Iraq, the 133rd built      Nolette began as a volunteer firefighter in 1975 and became a
schools and municipal buildings and constructed new roads. We           full-time firefighter in 1980. He has been very active in fire
have been blessed with generations of men and women like                prevention programs, most notably the Juvenile Firesetter
Private First Class Cyr who have stepped forward to fight for the       Program, a program to educate and prevent firesetting behavior
security of this nation so that we might continue to enjoy liberty      from continuing. We acknowledge his dedicated service to his
and freedom. We join citizens throughout the State in welcoming         profession and to his community, and we extend our
Private First Class Cyr home and in extending our appreciation to       congratulations to him on his retirement; (HLS 617)
him for his commitment to the United States military; (HLS 606)              Specialist Emily Cramer, of Naples, who has returned home
    Sergeant Troyce Parsons, of Oxford, who has returned home           after 12 months of active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat
after 12 months of active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat           Battalion stationed in Iraq. While in Iraq, the 133rd built schools
Battalion stationed in Iraq. While in Iraq, the 133rd built schools     and municipal buildings and constructed new roads. We have
and municipal buildings and constructed new roads. We have              been blessed with generations of men and women like Specialist
been blessed with generations of men and women like Sergeant            Cramer who have stepped forward to fight for the security of this
Parsons who have stepped forward to fight for the security of this      nation so that we might continue to enjoy liberty and freedom.
nation so that we might continue to enjoy liberty and freedom.          We join citizens throughout the State in welcoming Specialist
We join citizens throughout the State in welcoming Sergeant             Cramer home and in extending our appreciation to her for her
Parsons home and in extending our appreciation to him for his           commitment to the United States military; (HLS 618)
commitment to the United States military; (HLS 607)                          Sergeant Daniel Jordan, of Casco, who has returned home
    Specialist Jessica Tripp, of Oxford, who has returned home          after 12 months of active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat
after 12 months of active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat           Battalion stationed in Iraq. While in Iraq, the 133rd built schools
Battalion stationed in Iraq. While in Iraq, the 133rd built schools     and municipal buildings and constructed new roads. We have
and municipal buildings and constructed new roads. We have              been blessed with generations of men and women like Sergeant
been blessed with generations of men and women like Specialist          Jordan who have stepped forward to fight for the security of this
Tripp who have stepped forward to fight for the security of this        nation so that we might continue to enjoy liberty and freedom.
nation so that we might continue to enjoy liberty and freedom.          We join citizens throughout the State in welcoming Sergeant
We join citizens throughout the State in welcoming Specialist           Jordan home and in extending our appreciation to him for his
Tripp home and in extending our appreciation to her for her             commitment to the United States military; (HLS 619)
commitment to the United States military; (HLS 608)                          Elizabeth "Betty" Stetser, of Wiscasset, formerly of Alna, on
    Nancy Thibodeau, of Fort Kent, on her being named Woman             the occasion of her 100th Birthday, April 12, 2005. We join her
of the Year by the Fort Kent Business and Professional Women's          family and friends in sending Mrs. Stetser our best wishes as she
Club. The club's mission is to achieve equality for all women in        celebrates the centennial of her birth; (HLS 620)
the workplace through advocacy, education and information. Ms.               the following organizers of the relay running race from York to
Thibodeau has many accomplishments in the fields of medicine,           Augusta on Veterans Day, 2004 which raised $5,000 for the York
education and religion and through her support of winter sports.        VFW: Robert Winn, Lynn Mercier, Diana Allen, Dick Filliettaz,
We extend our congratulations to her on her receiving this award;       parents of the runners and members of the York Police
(HLS 609)                                                               Department and the Wells Police Department. The race was
    Seth E. Mattson, of Harrison, upon his being selected as            sponsored by civic groups and individuals and raised money for
Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School Student of the Month             families of Maine soldiers killed in Iraq and Afghanistan. The
for April. Sponsored by the Oxford Hills Rotary Club, Seth has          money was donated to the Family Organization Program to assist
been recognized with this mark of distinction because of his good       service families and for "care" packages sent by the VFW to
school citizenship, academic effort and positive school spirit.         soldiers serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. We extend our
With an exemplary academic record and extensive involvement             congratulations to the organizers on their dedicated service; (HLS
in extracurricular activities, Seth helps to set an example for other   621)
students to follow while making a positive contribution to his               Brenda Buchanan, of Portland, recipient of the 2005 Justice
school's overall learning environment.             We extend our        Louis Scolnik Award sponsored by the Maine Civil Liberties
congratulations to Seth and commend him for his commitment to           Union. Ms. Buchanan is a partner with the law firm of Warren,
academic excellence; (HLS 610)                                          Currier and Buchanan. She began her civil rights work as an
    Fred Chase, of Old Orchard Beach, who was named Maine's             MCLU student intern, continued working at the MCLU throughout
Youth Volunteer of the Year. This is a Governor's Service Award         law school and served on the Board of Directors after graduation.
to celebrate and recognize the exemplary work of Maine's                She founded and was an advisory committee member of the
volunteer community. We extend our congratulations and best             MCLU's Workplace Equity Project. The Scolnik Award honors
wishes to Fred on his receiving this award; (HLS 611)                   members of the legal community who have demonstrated an
    William "Bill" Levesque, of Millinocket, the recipient of the       outstanding commitment to the protection of civil liberties. We
2005 Fin & Feathers Adrian Batson Sportsman of the Year                 extend our appreciation to Ms. Buchanan for her commitment to

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the citizens of the State and congratulate her on her receiving            Staff Sergeant Heidi Hill, of Buckfield, who has returned home
this prestigious award; (HLS 622)                                      after 12 months of active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat
    Sergeant Patrick Shea, of Clinton, who has returned home           Battalion stationed in Iraq. While in Iraq, the 133rd built schools
after 12 months of active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat          and municipal buildings and constructed new roads. We have
Battalion stationed in Iraq. While in Iraq, the 133rd built schools    been blessed with generations of men and women like Staff
and municipal buildings and constructed new roads. We have             Sergeant Hill who have stepped forward to fight for the security of
been blessed with generations of men and women like Sergeant           this nation so that we might continue to enjoy liberty and
Shea who have stepped forward to fight for the security of this        freedom. We join citizens throughout the State in welcoming
nation so that we might continue to enjoy liberty and freedom.         Staff Sergeant Hill home and in extending our appreciation to her
We join citizens throughout the State in welcoming Sergeant            for her commitment to the United States military; (HLS 631)
Shea home and in extending our appreciation to him for his                 Sergeant First Class Rod Darling, of Buckfield, who has
commitment to the United States military; (HLS 623)                    returned home after 12 months of active duty with the 133rd
    Specialist Scott A. Morey, of Clinton, on completion of his        Engineer Combat Battalion stationed in Iraq. While in Iraq, the
recent mission with the I-152nd Field Artillery Forward. Specialist    133rd built schools and municipal buildings and constructed new
Morey recently returned home after a 13-month deployment to            roads. We have been blessed with generations of men and
Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom where he served as a        women like Sergeant First Class Darling who have stepped
Military Police Officer in the replacement unit at the infamous Abu    forward to fight for the security of this nation so that we might
Ghraib prison. Aside from his duties as a detainee prison guard,       continue to enjoy liberty and freedom.            We join citizens
he also performed other security missions and provided military        throughout the State in welcoming Sergeant First Class Darling
escort on many convoys in the Baghdad area. We commend                 home and in extending our appreciation to him for his
Specialist Morey for his exemplary performance and we extend           commitment to the United States military; (HLS 632)
our gratitude for his service and dedication to his State and to his       Sergeant Travis Coffman, of Buckfield, who has returned
Nation; (HLS 624)                                                      home after 12 months of active duty with the 133rd Engineer
    Specialist Justin Poirier, of Clinton, on completion of his        Combat Battalion stationed in Iraq. While in Iraq, the 133rd built
recent mission with the I-152nd Field Artillery Forward. Specialist    schools and municipal buildings and constructed new roads. We
Poirier recently returned home after a 13-month deployment to          have been blessed with generations of men and women like
Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom where he served as a        Sergeant Coffman who have stepped forward to fight for the
Military Police Officer in the replacement unit at the infamous Abu    security of this nation so that we might continue to enjoy liberty
Ghraib prison. Aside from his duties as a detainee prison guard,       and freedom. We join citizens throughout the State in welcoming
he also performed other security missions and provided military        Sergeant Coffman home and in extending our appreciation to him
escort on many convoys in the Baghdad area. We commend                 for his commitment to the United States military; (HLS 633)
Specialist Poirier for his exemplary performance and we extend             Staff Sergeant Michael Labonte, of Hartford, who has
our gratitude for his service and dedication to his State and to his   returned home after 12 months of active duty with the 133rd
Nation; (HLS 625)                                                      Engineer Combat Battalion stationed in Iraq. While in Iraq, the
    Specialist Douglas H. Penney, of Pittsfield, on completion of      133rd built schools and municipal buildings and constructed new
his recent mission with the I-152nd Field Artillery Forward.           roads. We have been blessed with generations of men and
Specialist Penney recently returned home after a 13-month              women like Staff Sergeant Labonte who have stepped forward to
deployment to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom where         fight for the security of this nation so that we might continue to
he served as a Military Police Officer in the replacement unit at      enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens throughout the State
the infamous Abu Ghraib prison. Aside from his duties as a             in welcoming Staff Sergeant Labonte home and in extending our
detainee prison guard, he also performed other security missions       appreciation to him for his commitment to the United States
and provided military escort on many convoys in the Baghdad            military; (HLS 634)
area.     We commend Specialist Penney for his exemplary                   Specialist Michael Darling, of Sumner, who has returned
performance and we extend our gratitude for his service and            home after 12 months of active duty with the 133rd Engineer
dedication to his State and to his Nation; (HLS 626)                   Combat Battalion stationed in Iraq. While in Iraq, the 133rd built
    Specialist Craig Ardry, of Pittsfield, who has returned home       schools and municipal buildings and constructed new roads. We
after 12 months of active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat          have been blessed with generations of men and women like
Battalion stationed in Iraq. While in Iraq, the 133rd built schools    Specialist Darling who have stepped forward to fight for the
and municipal buildings and constructed new roads. We have             security of this nation so that we might continue to enjoy liberty
been blessed with generations of men and women like Specialist         and freedom. We join citizens throughout the State in welcoming
Ardry who have stepped forward to fight for the security of this       Specialist Darling home and in extending our appreciation to him
nation so that we might continue to enjoy liberty and freedom.         for his commitment to the United States military; (HLS 635)
We join citizens throughout the State in welcoming Specialist              Specialist Vernon Inman, of Sumner, who has returned home
Ardry home and in extending our appreciation to him for his            after 12 months of active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat
commitment to the United States military; (HLS 627)                    Battalion stationed in Iraq. While in Iraq, the 133rd built schools
    Specialist Ryan Estes, of Pittsfield, who has returned home        and municipal buildings and constructed new roads. We have
after 12 months of active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat          been blessed with generations of men and women like Specialist
Battalion stationed in Iraq. While in Iraq, the 133rd built schools    Inman who have stepped forward to fight for the security of this
and municipal buildings and constructed new roads. We have             nation so that we might continue to enjoy liberty and freedom.
been blessed with generations of men and women like Specialist         We join citizens throughout the State in welcoming Specialist
Estes who have stepped forward to fight for the security of this       Inman home and in extending our appreciation to him for his
nation so that we might continue to enjoy liberty and freedom.         commitment to the United States military; (HLS 636)
We join citizens throughout the State in welcoming Specialist              Specialist Angela Daman, of Buckfield, who has returned
Estes home and in extending our appreciation to him for his            home after 12 months of active duty with the 133rd Engineer
commitment to the United States military; (HLS 628)                    Combat Battalion stationed in Iraq. While in Iraq, the 133rd built
    Sergeant Reginald Duprey, of Pittsfield, who has returned          schools and municipal buildings and constructed new roads. We
home after 12 months of active duty with the 133rd Engineer            have been blessed with generations of men and women like
Combat Battalion stationed in Iraq. While in Iraq, the 133rd built     Specialist Daman who have stepped forward to fight for the
schools and municipal buildings and constructed new roads. We          security of this nation so that we might continue to enjoy liberty
have been blessed with generations of men and women like               and freedom. We join citizens throughout the State in welcoming
Sergeant Duprey who have stepped forward to fight for the              Specialist Daman home and in extending our appreciation to her
security of this nation so that we might continue to enjoy liberty     for her commitment to the United States military; (HLS 637)
and freedom. We join citizens throughout the State in welcoming            Specialist William Brown, of Buckfield, who has returned
Sergeant Duprey home and in extending our appreciation to him          home after 12 months of active duty with the 133rd Engineer
for his commitment to the United States military; (HLS 629)            Combat Battalion stationed in Iraq. While in Iraq, the 133rd built
    Specialist Jody Gogan, of Clinton, who has returned home           schools and municipal buildings and constructed new roads. We
after 12 months of active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat          have been blessed with generations of men and women like
Battalion stationed in Iraq. While in Iraq, the 133rd built schools    Specialist Brown who have stepped forward to fight for the
and municipal buildings and constructed new roads. We have             security of this nation so that we might continue to enjoy liberty
been blessed with generations of men and women like Specialist         and freedom. We join citizens throughout the State in welcoming
Gogan who have stepped forward to fight for the security of this       Specialist Brown home and in extending our appreciation to him
nation so that we might continue to enjoy liberty and freedom.         for his commitment to the United States military; (HLS 638)
We join citizens throughout the State in welcoming Specialist              Private First Class Robert Adams, of Buckfield, who has
Gogan home and in extending our appreciation to him for his            returned home after 12 months of active duty with the 133rd
commitment to the United States military; (HLS 630)                    Engineer Combat Battalion stationed in Iraq. While in Iraq, the

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133rd built schools and municipal buildings and constructed new         for his exemplary performance and we extend our gratitude for
roads. We have been blessed with generations of men and                 his service and dedication to his State and to his Nation; (HLS
women like Private First Class Adams who have stepped forward           647)
to fight for the security of this nation so that we might continue to        Staff Sergeant Andre LeBlanc, of Greene, on completion of
enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens throughout the State        his recent mission with the 133rd Combat Engineer Battalion.
in welcoming Private First Class Adams home and in extending            Sergeant LeBlanc recently returned home after a one-year
our appreciation to him for his commitment to the United States         deployment to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. He
military; (HLS 639)                                                     served in Mosul, Iraq and many other areas, constructing
     Tom Linder, Sr., of Wilton, on the occasion of his 80th            bridges, roads, schools and much of the infrastructure important
birthday, March 20, 2005. Mr. Linder was an employee of                 to the rebuilding of the country. We commend Sergeant LeBlanc
International Paper Company for 35 years, starting as an                for his exemplary performance and we extend our gratitude for
engineering trainee in Moss Point, Mississippi and ending as the        his service and dedication to his State and to his Nation; (HLS
Environmental Services Superintendent in Jay, Maine. A United           648)
States Navy veteran, he and his wife have 4 children and 6                   Specialist Nicholas Poulin, of Sabattus, on completion of his
grandchildren. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to         recent mission with the 133rd Combat Engineer Battalion.
him; (HLS 640)                                                          Specialist Poulin recently returned home after a one-year
     Gil Riley, of Wilton, who has been named Super Volunteer by        deployment to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. He
The Franklin Journal and The Livermore Falls Advertiser in their        served in Mosul, Iraq and many other areas, constructing
"Volunteers Make a Difference" supplement. Mr. Riley, a retired         bridges, roads, schools and much of the infrastructure important
mechanical engineer, moved to Maine with his wife Betsy and             to the rebuilding of the country. We commend Specialist Poulin
began volunteering for the community. He is very involved in            for his exemplary performance and we extend our gratitude for
volunteering for MSAD #9, where he is an important part of Mt.          his service and dedication to his State and to his Nation; (HLS
Blue High School's award-winning electric car class. We                 649)
acknowledge Mr. Riley's dedicated service to his community and               Maine's Charitable Nonprofit Sector and the Maine
to the State of Maine and we extend to him our best wishes;             Association of Nonprofits, which is hosting the Second Annual
(HLS 641)                                                               Nonprofit Day at the State House on May 23, 2005. The
     Dick Stevens, of Wilton, for his dedicated volunteerism to the     Association is the only statewide organization that represents the
community, and who has been acknowledged for his efforts by             full spectrum of the State's nonprofit organizations. Founded in
The Franklin Journal and The Livermore Falls Advertiser in their        1994 by a group of 7 nonprofit organizations, the Maine
"Volunteers Make a Difference" supplement. Mr. Stevens has              Association of Nonprofits' mission is to strengthen the leadership,
been donating his time to MBTV and has been a major help in             voice and organizational effectiveness of nonprofit organizations
bringing public access television to his community. We extend           through the State, so they can better enrich the quality of
our congratulations to Mr. Stevens on this recognition; (HLS 642)       community and personal life throughout the State.                  Its
     Habeeb's Smoke Shop, of Caribou, one of the city's longest         membership consists of more than 500 nonprofit members and
running enterprises, which closed its doors on April 21, 2005 after     75 business and individual supporters who work cooperatively to
60 years of operation. Originally opened by Phillip Habeeb in           ensure the efficiency and effectiveness of Maine's nonprofit
1945, the business relocated from its initial Main Street location      sector. We congratulate the Maine Association of Nonprofits for
to Herschel Street following the Town's remodeling. Retiring            its excellent work on behalf of the State's nonprofit organizations
owners Kenneth and Marlene Habeeb have witnessed the                    and we extend our thanks to them for organizing the Annual
closings of many local ventures over the years, but their               Nonprofit Day here at the State House; (HLS 650)
commitment and hard work is a testament to Habeeb's Smoke                    Private First Class Jonathan Larrabee, of West Gardiner, who
Shop's lasting success. We commend Mr. & Mrs. Habeeb for                has returned home from active duty with the 133rd Engineer
their perseverance and extend our best wishes to them in their          Combat Battalion stationed in Iraq. We have been blessed with
retirement; (HLS 643)                                                   generations of men and women like Private First Class Larrabee
     Specialist Samuel Kottman, of Sabattus, on completion of his       who have stepped forward to fight for the security of this nation
recent mission with the 133rd Combat Engineer Battalion.                so that we might continue to enjoy liberty and freedom. We join
Specialist Kottman recently returned home after a one-year              citizens throughout the State in welcoming Private First Class
deployment to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. He            Larrabee home and in extending our appreciation to him for his
served in Mosul, Iraq and many other areas, constructing                commitment to the United States military; (HLS 651)
bridges, roads, schools and much of the infrastructure important             Specialist Michele Weymouth, of Farmingdale, who has
to the rebuilding of the country. We commend Specialist Kottman         returned home from active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat
for his exemplary performance and we extend our gratitude for           Battalion stationed in Iraq.        We have been blessed with
his service and dedication to his State and to his Nation; (HLS         generations of men and women like Specialist Weymouth who
644)                                                                    have stepped forward to fight for the security of this nation so that
     Private Second Class Joshua Elder, of Greene, on                   we might continue to enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens
completion of his recent mission with the 133rd Combat Engineer         throughout the State in welcoming Specialist Weymouth home
Battalion. Private Second Class Elder recently returned home            and in extending our appreciation to her for her commitment to
after a one-year deployment to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi       the United States military; (HLS 652)
Freedom. He served in Mosul, Iraq and many other areas,                      Sergeant Roland Choate, of Farmingdale, who has returned
constructing bridges, roads, schools and much of the                    home from active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat Battalion
infrastructure important to the rebuilding of the country. We           stationed in Iraq. We have been blessed with generations of men
commend him for his exemplary performance and we extend our             and women like Sergeant Choate who have stepped forward to
gratitude for his service and dedication to his State and to his        fight for the security of this nation so that we might continue to
Nation; (HLS 645)                                                       enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens throughout the State
     Shannon Safford, of Sabattus, who has received the                 in welcoming Sergeant Choate home and in extending our
President's Volunteer Service Award from the President's Council        appreciation to him for his commitment to the United States
on Service and Civic Participation. The award recognizes                military; (HLS 653)
citizens of all ages who have volunteered significant amounts of             Private First Class Nicholas Larrabee, of West Gardiner, who
time to serve their communities and their country. Shannon, 17,         has returned home from active duty with the 133rd Engineer
easily qualified for this exceptional honor by volunteering her time    Combat Battalion stationed in Iraq. We have been blessed with
as a junior counselor at Camp Postcard, a DARE camp, and also           generations of men and women like Private First Class Larrabee
by working with the Sabattus Elementary School during its No            who have stepped forward to fight for the security of this nation
Name Calling Week. She developed an anti-slur policy with the           so that we might continue to enjoy liberty and freedom. We join
help of the 5th-graders in the school and works with Project            citizens throughout the State in welcoming Private First Class
DARE to foster a safer school environment. We congratulate              Larrabee home and in extending our appreciation to him for his
Shannon on her outstanding volunteer service and commitment             commitment to the United States military; (HLS 654)
to the young children of Sabattus and we send her our best                   Robb Engel, a student at the University of Maine at Presque
wishes for future success; (HLS 646)                                    Isle, who has discovered and assisted in the description of a new
     Specialist Jeremy Hilliard, of Sabattus, on completion of his      species of organism. Mr. Engel is the first author of the scientific
recent mission with the 133rd Combat Engineer Battalion.                article that describes this species, which belongs to a single-
Specialist Hilliard recently returned home after a one-year             celled algal group. The new species was found in the drilling
deployment to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. He            core from an area near Hawaii, from a depth of about 212 meters
served in Mosul, Iraq and many other areas, constructing                below the sea floor, and it is about 44 million years old. We
bridges, roads, schools and much of the infrastructure important        extend our congratulations to Mr. Engel and his professor of
to the rebuilding of the country. We commend Specialist Hilliard        geology, Dr. Kevin McCartney, who established the

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Micropaleontology Undergraduate Research Laboratory program          94.4% academic average. Sergeant Dionne was selected by the
at the University of Maine at Presque Isle on all their hard work,   United States Army Criminal Investigation Command to become
and we send them our best wishes on their future research; (HLS      a criminal investigator. We join his family, friends and the
655)                                                                 Presque Isle community in congratulating Sergeant Dionne on his
    the Glenburn Lakeside Riders Snowmobile Club, on being           accomplishments and we send him our best wishes on his future
named as the 2005 Snowmobile Club of the Year by the Maine           endeavors; (HLS 666)
Snowmobile Association. Over the past year, the club held an              Dolores Beals, of Presque Isle, on the occasion of her
Easter egg hunt, donated lights for the local school, purchased      retirement from the Presque Isle Parks and Recreation
Thanksgiving dinners and Christmas gifts for the needy and           Department after 35 years of dedicated service to her community.
participated in several community events.         The club also      We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Mrs. Beals on
maintains 32 miles of snowmobile trails. We extend our               her retirement; (HLS 667)
congratulations and best wishes to the members of the club on its         the Presque Isle Middle School Jazz Band on its Second
receiving this honor; (HLS 656)                                      Place finish in the Middle School State Instrumental Jazz
    Marissa Rivard, of Glenburn, on her great accomplishment of      Festival. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to the
a perfect attendance at school from kindergarten through college.    members of the band on their accomplishment; (HLS 668)
We congratulate Ms. Rivard for her exemplary work and hope                Tiffany Page Lundeen, of Mars Hill, on her graduation from
that such an accomplishment will be an inspiration to others;        the University of Maine on Saturday, May 7, 2005. Ms. Lundeen
(HLS 657)                                                            has been accepted into the Speech-Language Pathology
    Joseph R. Armstrong, of Sanford, who has been awarded the        graduate program. We extend our congratulations to her and
Order of the Silver Rose, which is presented to veterans of the      send her our best wishes for her future success; (HLS 669)
United States Armed Forces who suffer illness due to exposure             Samantha Maquillan, of Eddington, who is the recipient of
to the chemical Agent Orange. Specialist Armstrong of the            Student Leadership Award for Service-Learning from the KIDS
United States Army served in the Republic of Vietnam from 1966       Consortium and Maine's Department of Education. Having been
to 1968. We extend our appreciation to Mr. Armstrong for his         introduced to service-learning through a partnership with
dedicated service to his country; (HLS 658)                          LifeFlight of Maine, Samantha developed a great passion for
    McDonald's Restaurant, in Presque Isle, on the occasion of       enlightening her peers, school officials and the general public on
its 35th Anniversary of being in business. Owned by Daryl and        the importance of injury prevention. Beginning as a fifth-grade
Heidi Abbotoni of Houlton, McDonald's celebrated with a week's       student, and now as an eighth-grade student, Samantha has
worth of events and a ribbon-cutting ceremony on April 7, 2005.      promoted motor vehicle safety through the use of seat belts and
We send our congratulations to the owners, employees and             protective headgear. Her leadership roles as President of the
clientele on this anniversary; (HLS 659)                             Student Council and as the student voice on the MSAD #63
    Annie Mae Scruton Beck, of Gray, on the occasion of her          service-learning Design Team have enabled her to make a
100th birthday, May 5, 2005. Mrs. Beck married Henry W. Beck         significant impression on the policies of her school. She has
on September 24, 1927. They have 2 children. Mrs. Beck               been nominated to receive both a "Teens Who Care" award and
assisted her husband in delivering babies and was also his           the Prudential Volunteer award. We extend our congratulations
anesthesiologist. She has served the community of Gray               to Samantha on her receiving these honors and we offer her our
generously. She was chair of the Christmas Caravan for more          gratitude for her helping to make the people of Maine more
then 35 years, served on the Town Council for 6 years and was        attentive to injury prevention; (HLS 670)
active in many local issues. She is also an active member of the          Kevin Paine, of Holden, who is the recipient of a Student
First Congregational Church. She reads the newspaper daily to        Leadership Award for Service-Learning from the KIDS
stay up on community and state politics. We extend our               Consortium and Maine's Department of Education. Having been
congratulations and best wishes to Mrs. Beck on this very special    introduced to service-learning through a partnership with
occasion; (HLS 660)                                                  LifeFlight of Maine, Kevin developed a great passion for
    Jan Ellingsen, of Glenburn, who ran in the Boston Marathon       enlightening his peers, school officials and the general public on
on April 18, 2005 and was in the Top 100 of Maine finishers of       the importance of injury prevention. Beginning as a fifth-grade
the race. We send Jan our congratulations on this achievement;       student, and now as an eighth-grade student, Kevin has
(HLS 661)                                                            promoted motor vehicle safety through the use of seat belts and
    Lee M. Jack, of Bangor, a teacher at Kenduskeag Elementary       protective headgear. We extend our congratulations to Kevin on
School, who has been named Teacher of the Year for her               his receiving this honor and we offer him our gratitude for his
community by the Wal-Mart Teacher of the Year program. She           helping to make the people of Maine more attentive to injury
receives a $1,000 educational grant to benefit her school and is     prevention; (HLS 671)
eligible for the State Teacher of the Year award. We extend our           Nancy Hutton, of South Portland, Principal of Cape Elizabeth
congratulations and best wishes to Ms. Jack on her receiving this    Middle School, on the occasion of her retirement. She has 35
award; (HLS 662)                                                     years of educational service, with 25 of those years devoted to
    the following members of the Gardiner Area High School           Cape Elizabeth, where she was a language arts teacher for 10
Boys Basketball Team, on its winning the Quarterfinals of the        years and then served 15 years as Principal. In addition, she has
2005 Eastern Class A tournament: Eric Collins, Craig Toulouse,       taught Adolescent Literature as an Adjunct Professor at the
Jr., Eric Breton, Nicholas Godfrey, Samuel Kallman, Devon            University of Southern Maine and has shared her expertise many
Brown, Peter Kelley, Patrick Kimball, Sean McNally, Andy             times in workshops around the State. Ms. Hutton has served as
Temple, Michael Lavallee and Kyle Stilphen; Coach Dana Doran;        a Distinguished Educator at the state level, working on
and Assistant Coaches Justin Alfond and Troy Gray; (HLS 663)         certification issues. In all these endeavors, Ms. Hutton has
    the following members of the Gardiner Area High School           demonstrated the highest level of devotion to her students, to
Varsity Field Hockey Team, on its being the runners-up in the        fellow educators and to the vision of excellent education for all
2005 Class A Eastern Championship: Lynsey Seymour, Diana             children. We extend our congratulations and best wishes on her
Stade, Jessica Fish, Emily Sirois, Alicia Crocker, Cat Ahles,        retirement; (HLS 672)
Jenna Cunningham, Laura Nimon, Hayley Spear, Ashli                        Joseph Cooney, of Norway, who has been made an Honorary
Densmore, Mallory Tarr, Danielle Pare, Amanda Abbott, Alex           Life Member by American Legion Foster-Carroll Post 72. This is
Fish, Courtney Allen, Beth Robbins, Bryleigh Cook, Katie             the highest honor that an American Legion Post bestows. Mr.
Beaulieu, Erica Berry, Jillian LeClair and Becky Dixon; Coach        Cooney, who now serves as Chair of the Western Maine
Maureen McNally; and Assistant Coach Sharon Gallant; (HLS            Veterans' Advisory Committee, is known as a "champion of
664)                                                                 veterans' affairs." He has served as Commander of Foster-
    the fourth-grade class of Mary Graham at Zippel Elementary       Carroll Post 72 and as Commander of the Veterans' of Foreign
School, of Presque Isle, on its winning the Department of            Wars Post 9787 and remains active in both organizations. Mr.
Transportation safety poster contest.       Fourth-grade classes     Cooney has improved the lives and welfare of veterans and their
across the State were asked to design a work zone safety poster      families and this State is truly grateful for his efforts. We extend
to be displayed throughout Maine. The students from Ms.              our congratulations to Mr. Cooney on receiving this distinguished
Graham's class designed the winning poster, which was chosen         honor; (HLS 673)
from approximately 500 entries. The class was awarded $1,000,             John O'Leary, of Portland, beloved family man, faithful public
which will be used for educational materials and activities. We      servant and distinguished son of Maine, who served as United
extend our congratulations and best wishes to the students and       States Ambassador to Chile from 1998 to 2001. Born in
to Ms. Graham on their winning this contest; (HLS 665)               Portland, he was a proud graduate of Cheverus High School in
    Sergeant Charles G. Dionne, of Presque Isle, son of George       1965. At Yale University he earned his B.A. in 1969 and his Juris
A. and Diane Dionne, on his graduation from the United States        Doctor in 1974. Devoted to his native city, he was instrumental in
Army Apprentice Special Agent Course, United States Army             the expansion of the Portland Museum of Art and construction of
Military Police School at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, with a        the new Portland Public Library, earning both institutions

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distinction as regional centers of the arts and culture in Northern    congratulations and best wishes to Stephen on his
New England. He served as Mayor of Portland from 1980 to               accomplishment; (HLS 682)
1981 and in 1998 was named ambassador to Chile by President                 Craig J. Lakin, of Falmouth, who has earned the high rank
Clinton, his former classmate at Yale. He served as President of       and distinction of Eagle Scout, the highest award in Boy
the Chilean-American Chamber of Commerce and on the                    Scouting. This award is given in recognition of excellence in
advisory boards of the Yale World Fellows Program and the              skills development, leadership, personal growth and community
George Washington University Latin American Studies Program,           service. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Craig
providing opportunities for youth studies in world economy and         on his accomplishment; (HLS 683)
government. He will be sadly missed by his family, his wide                 James Toomey, of Rockland, on the occasion of his
circle of international friends and the citizens of Portland,          retirement after 24 years in the education field. Mr. Toomey has
Longfellow's beloved city "that is seated by the sea." In the          been a teacher and a principal for School Administrative District
words of the poet, "he traveled far, but his heart never left home";   No. 5 for the past 20 years. We extend our appreciation to Mr.
(IN MEMORIAM) (HLS 674)                                                Toomey for his dedication to the youth of the State and wish him
    Philip E. Simard, Sr., of Portland, beloved father, friend and     well in his future endeavors; (HLS 684)
member of the Portland Police Department. Born in Portland, the             Leonard Goeke, Jr., of Rockland, on the occasion of his
son of Ernest P. Simard, Sr. and Gwendolyn Cornish Simard, he          retirement after 32 years in the field of education. Mr. Goeke has
was educated in Portland schools and for 15 years served the           worked for School Administrative District No. 5 as a teacher,
Portland Police Department as Animal Control Officer. He               principal,     administrative     assistant/school    transportation
received a Unit Citation in 1999 and in 2002 was recognized by         coordinator and school health coordinator. We extend our
the Portland Police Department for "dedication and loyal service       appreciation to Mr. Goeke for his dedication to the youth of the
to the Department and the citizens of the City of Portland."           State and wish him well in his future endeavors; (HLS 685)
Outgoing and pleasant, he was devoted to the welfare of all                 Virginia Goeke, of Rockland, on the occasion of her
animals in his charge and remained on duty to the day of his           retirement after 27 years as a teacher. Ms. Goeke has been an
unfortunate passing. We acknowledge his dedicated service to           English/language arts teacher for School Administrative District
his profession and his community. He will be sadly missed by his       No. 5. We extend our appreciation to Ms. Goeke for her
family, his large circle of friends and the public he served so long   dedication to the youth of the State and wish her well in her future
and so well in Portland, Longfellow's city "that is seated by the      endeavors; (HLS 686)
sea"; (IN MEMORIAM) (HLS 675)                                               Joel Stanley, Jr., of Medway, on winning 2 gold medals at the
    the Tilden family, of Ellsworth, recipient of the Ellsworth Area   United States Welding Trials in Dallas, Texas. He competed
Chamber of Commerce's "Top Drawer" award, presented                    against 6 Americans and welders from 6 other countries, winning
annually to the business that has made the most significant            a gold medal for the United States and a gold medal for the
contribution to the growth, development and improvement of             overall competition. As the Number One welder in the United
Ellsworth, Hancock County and the State of Maine. The Tilden           States, Mr. Stanley will compete at the WorldSkills Competition in
family has been making positive personal and economic                  Helsinki, Finland. We extend our congratulations to Mr. Stanley
contributions to Ellsworth, Hancock County and the State for over      on this remarkable achievement and we send him our best
half a century. We extend our congratulations to the members of        wishes on his future competitions; (HLS 687)
the Tilden family on their receiving this award and wish them               Carlton Mendell, of Windham, on running his 28th Boston
continued success in the future; (HLS 676)                             Marathon on Patriot's Day, April 18, 2005 and being the oldest
    Frank and Mary Perham, of Greenwood, on the occasion of            runner in this year's race. At the age of 83, Mr. Mendell has the
their 50th Wedding Anniversary. Mr. and Mrs. Perham have               distinction of having run 160 marathons during his lifetime, and
been wonderful members of the Oxford County community for              over half of those races are ones he has competed in for 25
many years. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to           years straight. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to
them on their Golden Anniversary; (HLS 677)                            Mr. Mendell on his remarkable achievements; (HLS 688)
    Kenneth W. Palmer, of Portland, a longtime resident and                 Reverend Lynne Josselyn, of Caribou, upon her retirement as
educator. Mr. Palmer was a graduate of Portland High School            pastor of the Gray Memorial Methodist Church. Reverend
and received his bachelor's degree in history from the University      Josselyn, a graduate of Drew Theological School and the
of Southern Maine. He received his master's degree in library          University of Maine, assumed the pastoral position at Gray
science from Utah State University and a degree in accounting          Memorial in 1992. She has more than 40 years' experience as a
from McIntosh College. He was employed by the Portland                 pastor, chaplain, district superintendent, administrator and
School Department for 18 years, teaching English and later             seminary faculty member. She has served churches in Howland,
becoming librarian at Lincoln Middle School. He was the                Mattawamkeag, Easton, Mars Hill, Monticello, North Brewer-
swimming coach for the middle schools and at Deering High              Eddington, Alton, Belfast and Searsmont, and is currently active
School for several years. He was also a member of the                  in the New England Annual Conference of Ordained Ministry.
Southwestern Maine Swimming Officials Association, and, in             Reverend Josselyn has made many positive and lasting
2002, the association established the Ken Palmer Inspirational         contributions to not only her church, but to the City of Caribou
Award, which is presented to the "Most Courageous Swimmer."            and the State of Maine. We extend our congratulations to her on
Mr. Palmer established the Signet Tax Service, which he owned          her retirement and send her our best wishes; (HLS 689)
and operated, and was an enrolled agent. He served as                       the Honorable Steve Zirnkilton, of Seal Harbor, who served in
secretary with the Maine Chapter, National Association of Tax          the Maine House of Representatives for 4 terms representing
Practitioners from 1996 to 2000, and in 2003 he served as its          Seal Harbor, for his successful career as a voice-over announcer
president. He will be greatly missed by his loving family, his         for television, radio and films. He reads the on-air introduction for
colleagues and many friends; (IN MEMORIAM) (HLS 678)                   the hugely successful television crime drama "Law and Order" as
    Carleton Clark Young IV, of Portland, who has earned the           well as the introductions to the spin-offs of that series. He
distinction of being named Salutatorian of the 2005 graduating         appeared as a detective in the pilot program of the series. Mr.
class of Deering High School. We extend our congratulations            Zirnkilton's voice work career has spanned a variety of shows,
and best wishes to him; (HLS 679)                                      including "The Tonight Show" with Jay Leno, "Dateline," "CNN
    Melinda Misener, of Portland, who has earned the distinction       Headline News" and "The Today Show." His voice is heard on
of being named Valedictorian of the 2005 graduating class of           the video "Faith Rewarded," a documentary of the 2004
Deering High School. We extend our congratulations and best            championship season of the Boston Red Sox. We send Mr.
wishes to her; (HLS 680)                                               Zirnkilton our congratulations on his notable achievements and
    Suzanne Smith, of Newport, on the occasion of her retirement       our best wishes for his continued success; (HLS 690)
after 40 years as an educator and longtime principal of Levant              Jenna Sutton, a student at Levant Elementary School, who
Elementary School. Ms. Smith came to Levant as an elementary           was honored by the Maine Humanities Council as a semifinalist
school teacher at the Levant Consolidated School. For the past 2       in the national essay contest, "Letters about Literature," a
decades she has been principal of Levant Elementary School.            national reading and writing program sponsored by the Center of
We acknowledge her dedicated service to her profession, the            the Book in the Library of Congress in partnership with Target
community and the children of her schools. We extend our               stores. We extend our congratulations to Jenna on her reaching
congratulations to her on her retirement and we send her our           the semifinals; (HLS 691)
best wishes; (HLS 681)                                                      Master Sergeant Timothy Clark, of Glenburn, on his
    Stephen Ashley Pike, of Falmouth, of Boy Scout Troop #93,          retirement from the Air National Guard after more than 28 years
who has earned the high rank and distinction of Eagle Scout, the       of military service. We acknowledge his dedicated service to his
highest award in Boy Scouting.            This award is given in       State and to the Nation and we extend our best wishes to him;
recognition of excellence in skills development, leadership,           (HLS 692)
personal growth and community service.              We extend our           Ashley Swett, of Berwick, who has been named 2005 Student
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attends Central Maine Community College in Auburn and is                  Sergeant Robert Burgess, of Winslow, who has returned
studying business administration and management. We extend           home from active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat Battalion
our congratulations to Ms. Swett on her receiving this award;        stationed in Iraq. We have been blessed with generations of men
(HLS 693)                                                            and women like Sergeant Burgess who have stepped forward to
     the following students of Lawrence High School in Fairfield,    fight for the security of this nation so that we might continue to
who have been inducted into the Mid-Maine Technical Center's         enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens throughout the State
chapter of the National Technical Honor Society: Kevin Brown,        in welcoming Sergeant Burgess home and in extending our
Matthew Blodgett, Paul Froman, Kaylin Meader and Jessica             appreciation to him for his commitment to the United States
Wing. These students have all demonstrated honesty, service,         military; (HLS 704)
leadership and skill development.           We send them our              Specialist Dwayne Tootill, of Winslow, who has returned
congratulations and best wishes; (HLS 694)                           home from active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat Battalion
     John J. Brunette, of Millinocket, an active member of the       stationed in Iraq. We have been blessed with generations of men
Hillcrest Golf Club, B.P.O.E. Lodge #1521 and the former             and women like Specialist Tootill who have stepped forward to
Kiwanis Club. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends;   fight for the security of this nation so that we might continue to
(IN MEMORIAM) (HLS 695)                                              enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens throughout the State
     Gary V. Moulton, of York, upon his passing on April 21, 2005.   in welcoming Specialist Tootill home and in extending our
He started his own successful small business, G.V. Moulton           appreciation to him for his commitment to the United States
Plumbing and Heating, 20 years ago. His humor, kindness,             military; (HLS 705)
strong work ethic and love of family and community will be greatly        Specialist Sean Cochrane, of Winslow, who has returned
missed. He was to have been recognized by members of York's          home from active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat Battalion
St. Aspinquid Masonic Lodge as Mason of the Decade during an         stationed in Iraq. We have been blessed with generations of men
early May ceremony, but will be honored posthumously by the          and women like Specialist Cochrane who have stepped forward
group in June to commemorate his life. We recognize Mr.              to fight for the security of this nation so that we might continue to
Moulton for his committed service to the great State of Maine,       enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens throughout the State
and we join his friends and coworkers in offering our sympathies     in welcoming Specialist Cochrane home and in extending our
to his loving family; (IN MEMORIAM) (HLS 696)                        appreciation to him for his commitment to the United States
     F. Henry (Hank) Sabourin, Sr., of Lewiston. Mr. Sabourin        military; (HLS 706)
was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps, serving his              Staff Sergeant James Harvey, of Winslow, who has returned
country during both the Korean War and the Vietnam War, until        home from active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat Battalion
his retirement as a captain in December, 1970. He retired to         stationed in Iraq. We have been blessed with generations of men
Lewiston and spent 10 years with Northeast Bank, serving as          and women like Staff Sergeant Harvey who have stepped
branch manager and later as assistant vice president. After          forward to fight for the security of this nation so that we might
retiring from the bank, he worked several years for Fortin Funeral   continue to enjoy liberty and freedom.             We join citizens
Directors and The Fortin Group Funeral Homes. His many years         throughout the State in welcoming Staff Sergeant Harvey home
of community involvement included being a former Lewiston            and in extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to
police commissioner, a member of the Lewiston Board of               the United States military; (HLS 707)
Appeals and member and chair of the Lewiston Board of                     Specialist Franc Oberlerchner, of Winslow, who has returned
Personnel (Civil Service Commission). We acknowledge his             home from active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat Battalion
dedicated service to his community and to his Nation. He will be     stationed in Iraq. We have been blessed with generations of men
greatly missed by his loving family and many friends; (IN            and women like Specialist Oberlerchner who have stepped
MEMORIAM) (HLS 697)                                                  forward to fight for the security of this nation so that we might
     Herman J. Morrow, Sr., of Medway, a United States Army          continue to enjoy liberty and freedom.             We join citizens
veteran of the Korean War. He worked in the woods as a logger        throughout the State in welcoming Specialist Oberlerchner home
for most of his life and then worked at Great Northern Paper         and in extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to
Company, retiring in 1987. He will be missed by his family and       the United States military; (HLS 708)
friends; (IN MEMORIAM) (HLS 698)                                          the Central Aroostook High School Boys Basketball Team, of
     Roger David Pelletier, of Millinocket, a United States Navy     Mars Hill, which won the 2005 Class D Championship. We
veteran of the Vietnam War. He worked for Dead River for many        congratulate the members of the team on their accomplishment;
years. He will be greatly missed by his loving family and his        (HLS 709)
friends; (IN MEMORIAM) (HLS 699)                                          Douglas Ibarguen, of Farmington, former president of the
     Jack Haubois, Jr., of Waterboro, beloved husband and father.    Farmington Rotary Club, a 30-year club member and secretary
Mr. Haubois was a sergeant with the Wells Police Department, a       for 24 years, who has been unanimously elected district governor
Registered Maine Guide and a Certified Firearms Instructor for       for 2006-2007. The district encompasses 54 Rotary clubs
the Maine Criminal Justice Academy. He was a founding                ranging from the Northwest Territory in Quebec to the
member of the Wells Police Department's Color Guard and was a        Lewiston/Auburn region. We extend our congratulations and best
forward observer for the department's Special Response Team.         wishes to him on his receiving this honor; (HLS 710)
He enjoyed camping, motorcycling, fishing and snowmobiling.               Phoebe H. Stowell, of Dixfield, beloved mother, grandmother
He will be missed by his family, friends and colleagues. We          and great-grandmother. She was the daughter of a career
extend our condolences to his family; (IN MEMORIAM) (HLS             military officer and travelled extensively during her childhood.
700)                                                                 She married Rand Stowell in 1938, and they settled in Dixfield,
     Andrew Hallett, of Howland, on his First Place award in the     where they raised their family. Mrs. Stowell was a devoted wife
Maine Chapter of the Society of American Civil Engineers             and mother, and after her husband's death in 1968 she moved to
contest. Andrew, a senior at Penobscot Valley High School, built     her winter home at Sugarloaf and became very involved in the
a four-by-eight-foot replica of the Howland dam, which has           community.       She shared the Woman of the Year award
provided power to mills and customers since it was built in the      presented by the Sugarloaf Area Chamber of Commerce for her
early 1900s. The contest requires students to research the           contributions. She served on the first Carrabassett Valley
history and background and build models of local landmarks that      Planning Board and was a trustee of Carrabassett Valley
are at least 50-years old. For his accomplishment, Andrew            Academy for several years. Upon her retirement, she was
received a check for $1,000. We commend Andrew for his hours         awarded "trustee emeritus" standing by the board. She will be
of study and dedication and wish him well with his plans for a       greatly missed by her family and many friends; (IN MEMORIAM)
career in engineering; (HLS 701)                                     (HLS 711)
     Erica Boulay, of Wells, who has received the Girl Scout Gold         Phyllis Cecilia Browne Hanley, of Gardiner. Mrs. Hanley
Award. This is the highest award in Senior Girl Scouting and is      worked as a legal secretary for Judge Emery Bean and at the
given for excellence in skills development, leadership, personal     Maine Heart Association. She served as chairperson of the
growth and community service. We extend our congratulations to       Gardiner Board of Registration. She also was a member of the
Erica on this accomplishment; (HLS 702)                              Kennebec Valley Garden Club. She brought beauty to the world
     Sergeant Norman Poulin, of Winslow, who has returned home       with her green thumb, gardens and love of flowers. She and her
from active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat Battalion            husband Gerard were ardent bird lovers and they taught their
stationed in Iraq. We have been blessed with generations of men      children, nieces and nephews the joy of birds, plants and nature.
and women like Sergeant Poulin who have stepped forward to           She enjoyed reading, braiding rugs and knitting. She will be
fight for the security of this nation so that we might continue to   missed by her loving family and friends; (IN MEMORIAM) (HLS
enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens throughout the State     712)
in welcoming Sergeant Poulin home and in extending our                    the following students at Dirigo High School, who have
appreciation to him for his commitment to the United States          earned the honor of being named as the Top Ten students of the
military; (HLS 703)                                                  graduating class of 2005: Michael Blais, Matthew Chamberlain,

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Matthew Colpitts, Jennifer Harvey, Alexa Kaubris, Lindsey Erin            Philip Caverhill, of Caribou, upon his retirement as principal of
Kerr, Amy MacLeod, Meredith Starbard Skibitsky, Teri Slawek          the Woodland Consolidated School after 34 years of service in
and Craig Wade. We extend our congratulations and best               public education. As Woodland principal for the past 32 years,
wishes to them; (HLS 713)                                            Mr. Caverhill has the longest tenure of any other principal in the
    Daniel R. Kennedy, of China, a member of Boy Scout Troop         State. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to him on
#479, who has attained the high rank and distinction of Eagle        his retirement; (HLS 722)
Scout, the highest award in Boy Scouting. This award is given in          the Honorable Norman Paul, of Sanford, who served in the
recognition of excellence in skills development, leadership,         Maine House of Representatives for 4 terms, on being inducted
personal growth and community service.            We extend our      into the Maine Baseball Hall of Fame. Mr. Paul began his
congratulations and best wishes to Daniel on his                     baseball career at Emerson School in the early 1940s. He
accomplishment; (HLS 714)                                            played baseball while serving in the United States Navy during
    Jacob J. Atchison, of China, a member of Boy Scout Troop         World War II. After the war, he received a contract to play for the
#479, who has attained the high rank and distinction of Eagle        New York Giants minor league system and played until the
Scout, the highest award in Boy Scouting. This award is given in     1950s. He worked for the Sanford Police Department for 27
recognition of excellence in skills development, leadership,         years. We send Mr. Paul our congratulations on his receiving
personal growth and community service.            We extend our      this remarkable honor; (HLS 723)
congratulations to Jacob on his accomplishment; (HLS 715)                 the 400th Anniversary of Captain George Waymouth's arrival
    Richard W. Tyler, of Augusta, a longtime educator who            on the shores of the Georges River and in the area of
helped to found the Maine Principals' Association. He began his      Thomaston. Sailing from England on his ship, "Archangel," in
career in 1961 as a teacher, coach, athletic director and            1605, Captain Waymouth navigated across the Atlantic Ocean
administrative assistant in Concord, New Hampshire. Later, he        and is considered to be one of the first European explorers to
was junior high school principal in Oyster River, New Hampshire,     anchor in the Georges River region. We join the good citizens of
and then principal of Morse High School in Bath. In 1984, Mr.        the Town of Thomaston and those communities along the shores
Tyler became executive director of the Maine Secondary School        of the Georges River in recognizing the importance and historical
Principals' Association and helped orchestrate the unification of    significance of this anniversary; (HLS 724)
that association with the Maine Elementary Principals'                    Ryan Jennings, of Bowdoinham, upon the honored occasion
Association into the Maine Principals' Association. The growth of    of the presentation, after 35 years, of the military service medals
this organization is a testament to his commitment and dedication    he earned during the Vietnam War. A native of Leeds, the son of
to his profession. He will be greatly missed by his family,          Carl and Florence Jennings, he graduated from the former Leavitt
colleagues and many friends; (IN MEMORIAM) (HLS 716)                 Institute in Turner. He enlisted in the United States Army in June
    the Reverend James Herrick, of Bailey Island, on the             1966 and served until June 1969. During his tours of duty he
occasion of his 100th birthday. The centenarian goes next door       saw conflict in Loc Ninh, An Loc, Long Bing and Hobo Woods,
nearly every morning for coffee at Baker's Last Stand. Mr.           Vietnam and in Cambodia. Serving in D Company, 1st Squadron
Herrick built the building that houses the eatery as a post office   of the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, he was awarded the
when he was postmaster on the island. He is a guest preacher at      Vietnam Campaign Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal, the
area churches and says he is just waiting for an invitation for 2    National Defense Medal, the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star
sermons he has already prepared. We extend our warmest               with V for Valor. We salute Mr. Jennings for his service to his
wishes on this momentous occasion; (HLS 717)                         country, and we congratulate him upon the presentation of the
    Donald Lonsway, of Eliot, on the occasion of his retirement      service awards that symbolize the spirit of sacrifice and
after 36 years in the field of education and his dedicated service   dedication to the State of Maine and to his Nation; (HLS 725)
to students. Mr. Lonsway has been guidance counselor at                   Tram Lyford, a student at China Middle School, who won first
Mahoney Middle School in South Portland since 1989. He is a          place in the floor exercise, first place in the uneven parallel bars
United States Army veteran of the Vietnam War.                 We    and second place in the balance beam and the All-Around at the
acknowledge his dedicated service to his profession, the children    Maine USA State Gymnastics Championships. We send her our
of his schools and to the community.             We extend our       congratulations on her well-earned achievements; (HLS 726)
congratulations and best wishes to him on his retirement; (HLS            Molly Barker, of Wilton, a student at Quinnipiac University
718)                                                                 School of Law in Connecticut, on being elected by the student
    Beatrice Wilma Qualey Wilkinson, of Gray, on the occasion of     body to serve as Student Bar Association president for the 2005-
her 85th Birthday, May 21, 2005. A longtime resident of Gray,        2006 academic year. We extend our congratulations to Ms.
Mrs. Wilkinson and her husband Ed raised 3 children and have         Barker and send her our best wishes as she continues her
been mainstays of the community. She has lived surrounded by         studies; (HLS 727)
her family and her husband's family for more than 70 years and            Karen Duncan, who works at Cook Florist in Presque Isle, on
her children and many of her grandchildren live within 5 miles of    being honored with the Professional Certified Florist Award,
her. We join her loving family and the community of Gray in          sponsored by the Maine State Florist and Growers Association
wishing her a happy birthday; (HLS 719)                              Educational Department. We extend our congratulations and
    Lyman E. Albert, of Mattawamkeag. Mr. Albert was well-           best wishes to Ms. Duncan; (HLS 728)
known for his commitment to the community and to children of all          Amy Murphy, who works at Cook Florist in Presque Isle, on
ages, as evidenced by his receipt of a Lifetime Community Award      being honored with the Professional Certified Florist Award,
from the Mattawamkeag Area Community Service Recognition             sponsored by the Maine State Florist and Growers Association
Committee in 1989. He was a proud member of the United               Educational Department. We extend our congratulations and
States Army where he served in Guam and the Mariana Straits.         best wishes to Ms. Murphy; (HLS 729)
Mr. Albert was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in the            William "Gene" Bickford, of Norway, 2004-2005 Commander
Town of Winn his entire life and was also a member of Avon D.        of the American Legion, Department of Maine, for exemplary
Flanders VFW Post #1438 in Lincoln. He served on the MSAD            service to his community, State and Nation. During his tenure as
67 Board of Directors since it was formed in 1968 and after 20       Commander, Mr. Bickford has been responsible for overseeing
years, many as chairman, he was made an honorary lifetime            all the activities of the Legion in the State. We thank him for his
member of the board. He began his career at Great Northern           dedication and send him our best wishes as he departs from this
Paper Company 50 years ago as a paper maker and worked his           position; (HLS 730)
way up to tower foreman. In 1954 he married Barbara Quimby                Robert Gunn, of Hebron, on his departure from The Hillsmen
and together they raised 6 children. He will be dearly missed by     Barbershop Chorus. Mr. Gunn has been a member of The
his family, including 16 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren,    Hillsmen since its inception approximately 29 years ago and has
and his numerous friends; (IN MEMORIAM) (HLS 720)                    been the music director for the past 18 years. Dedicating
    Helen Maude Bouley, of Auburn, on the occasion of her 105th      thousands of hours to the group, he has been the driving force
Birthday, June 20, 2005. Mrs. Bouley was born in South Portland      behind the success of the chorus. We thank him for his
and grew up in Wells and Portland. She worked days and               commitment and wish him well as he ventures to North Carolina;
attended night school and worked her way through Kents Hill          (HLS 731)
Seminary. She taught school in Fayette and the Readfield area             Alice Joy Coombs, of Brunswick, formerly of Lincoln, Veazie,
before moving to Auburn in 1927. She was married to Everett          Bangor and Orono. She was a member of the Eastern Star and
Whittemore, who died in 1955. In 1960, she married Ed Bouley,        a life master of the American Bridge Association. She was
who passed away in 2003. Mrs. Bouley has a long history of           married to the late John G. Joy and the late Frederick S.
volunteerism and has been resourceful and frugal all her life.       Coombs. She was the mother of 3 children, and had 9
She exemplifies the best of Maine traditions and we extend our       grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. She will be greatly
congratulations and best wishes to her on this special birthday;     missed by her loving family; (IN MEMORIAM) (HLS 732)
(HLS 721)                                                                 Matthew Fleming, of East Millinocket, who has earned the
                                                                     distinction of being named Salutatorian of the 2005 graduating

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class of Schenck High School. We extend our congratulations               Esther Stevens, of Franklin Towers, Portland, one of Maine's
and best wishes to Matthew; (HLS 733)                                 most senior citizens, upon the honored occasion of the
     Norris Cianchette, of Falmouth, a veteran of the United States   celebration of "May is Older Americans Month." As part of the
Army during World War II who served in North Africa and Italy.        generation that endured economic depression, tragic wars and
He owned and operated Maine Line Fence Company until his              tumultuous times, older Americans built the country and
retirement in 1991. He was past president of the Pittsfield           protected the freedoms that we now enjoy. We salute her for her
Jaycees and an active member of Caribou Kiwanis Club,                 sacrifices, service and good citizenship, which contributed to the
Falmouth Lions Club, Maine Central Institute Alumni Association       enrichment of Maine and Portland, Longfellow's beloved city "that
and other fraternal and professional organizations. He will be        is seated by the sea"; (HLS 742)
missed by his loving wife of 58 years, Marilyn, his family and his        Rosemary Wheeler, of Franklin Towers, Portland, one of
many friends; (IN MEMORIAM) (HLS 734)                                 Maine's most senior citizens, upon the honored occasion of the
     Rosaire Martin, of Fort Kent, who has been nominated for the     celebration of "May is Older Americans Month." As part of the
EMS Lifetime Service Award for 30 years of exemplary service in       generation that endured economic depression, tragic wars and
northern Aroostook County. During those 3 decades, he has             tumultuous times, older Americans built the country and
touched many lives, at times risking his own health and safety to     protected the freedoms that we now enjoy. We salute her for her
save others. For most of the past 27 years he has served as a         sacrifices, service and good citizenship, which contributed to the
volunteer 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Although he recently         enrichment of Maine and Portland, Longfellow's beloved city "that
considered retiring from his volunteer position at Ambulance          is seated by the sea"; (HLS 743)
Service, Inc. in Fort Kent, he felt he had more to give to the            Mildred Farnsworth, of Franklin Towers, Portland, one of
community and offered to continue in any way the company could        Maine's most senior citizens, upon the honored occasion of the
use him. He has weathered many difficult times, but he has            celebration of "May is Older Americans Month." As part of the
always kept the citizens of his beloved St. John's Valley in mind.    generation that endured economic depression, tragic wars and
Mr. Martin has taught hundreds of CPR courses to emergency            tumultuous times, older Americans built the country and
medical technicians and to lay personnel. He has assisted in          protected the freedoms that we now enjoy. We salute her for her
ALS courses and has been an active member of various EMS              sacrifices, service and good citizenship, which contributed to the
advisory boards, organizational committees and educational            enrichment of Maine and Portland, Longfellow's beloved city "that
groups. He has mentored many new Emergency Medical                    is seated by the sea"; (HLS 744)
Technicians and has provided valuable service to the EMS                  Eileen Dubail, of Franklin Towers, Portland, one of Maine's
community, often without pay and with little formal recognition.      most senior citizens, upon the honored occasion of the
We acknowledge his dedicated commitment to his community              celebration of "May is Older Americans Month." As part of the
and to his profession and we congratulate Mr. Martin on his           generation that endured economic depression, tragic wars and
receiving this honor; (HLS 735)                                       tumultuous times, older Americans built the country and
     Rob Mocarsky, of Jackman, recipient of the 2004 Milken           protected the freedoms that we now enjoy. We salute her for her
Family Foundation National Educator Award. Rob has been a             sacrifices, service and good citizenship, which contributed to the
kindergarten teacher for 3 years at the Forest Hills School in        enrichment of Maine and Portland, Longfellow's beloved city "that
Jackman. This coveted honor includes an unrestricted individual       is seated by the sea"; (HLS 745)
award of $25,000 and participation in the annual Milken National          Ethel Taylor, of Franklin Towers, Portland, one of Maine's
Education Conference. We thank him for the quality education          most senior citizens, upon the honored occasion of the
he has provided at Forest Hills School and we extend our              celebration of "May is Older Americans Month." As part of the
congratulations and best wishes to him on receiving this award;       generation that endured economic depression, tragic wars and
(HLS 736)                                                             tumultuous times, older Americans built the country and
     Devin Meehan, of East Millinocket, who has earned the            protected the freedoms that we now enjoy. We salute her for her
distinction of being named Valedictorian of the 2005 graduating       sacrifices, service and good citizenship, which contributed to the
class of Schenck High School. We extend our congratulations           enrichment of Maine and Portland, Longfellow's beloved city "that
and best wishes to Devin; (HLS 737)                                   is seated by the sea"; (HLS 746)
     Robert and Audrey Simon, of Old Town, on the occasion of             Mary Landry, of Franklin Towers, Portland, one of Maine's
their 50th Wedding Anniversary. Mr. and Mrs. Simon have been          most senior citizens, upon the honored occasion of the
lifelong residents of the community and spent their lives giving      celebration of "May is Older Americans Month." As part of the
back to other residents as active members of numerous civic and       generation that endured economic depression, tragic wars and
charitable organizations. We extend our congratulations and           tumultuous times, older Americans built the country and
best wishes to them on their Golden Anniversary; (HLS 738)            protected the freedoms that we now enjoy. We salute her for her
     Hopestill Downes Reed Hunter, a long-time resident of            sacrifices, service and good citizenship, which contributed to the
Woolwich. Mrs. Hunter was raised in Woolwich, and attended a          enrichment of Maine and Portland, Longfellow's beloved city "that
one-room schoolhouse. She graduated from Morse High School            is seated by the sea"; (HLS 747)
and attended Mount Holyoke College. After moving to Portland,             Francis Brunette, of Franklin Towers, Portland, one of Maine's
she married Edward Hunter, and they lived in Falmouth before          most senior citizens, upon the honored occasion of the
building a home in Woolwich, next door to the home in which she       celebration of "May is Older Americans Month." As part of the
was raised. She was the librarian at Woolwich Central School for      generation that endured economic depression, tragic wars and
several years and regularly delivered Meals on Wheels to people       tumultuous times, older Americans built the country and
in the community. She was an active member of the Woolwich            protected the freedoms that we now enjoy. We salute him for his
Historical Society and the Day's Ferry Community Club. She will       sacrifices, service and good citizenship, which contributed to the
be missed by her family, neighbors and friends; (IN MEMORIAM)         enrichment of Maine and Portland, Longfellow's beloved city "that
(HLS 739)                                                             is seated by the sea"; (HLS 748)
     Phyllis Deschambeault, a native and lifelong resident of Saco,       Daniel Masta, of Franklin Towers, Portland, one of Maine's
upon the honored occasion of her 95th Birthday, May 19, 2005.         most senior citizens, upon the honored occasion of the
Mrs. Deschambeault is part of the first generation of women in        celebration of "May is Older Americans Month." As part of the
America guaranteed the right to vote. As candidate, activist and      generation that endured economic depression, tragic wars and
citizen, she has proudly exercised that right for over 70 years.      tumultuous times, older Americans built the country and
She attended local schools and worked at a sawmill for 10 years.      protected the freedoms that we now enjoy. We salute him for his
In 1958, she was elected Register of Deeds for York County and        sacrifices, service and good citizenship, which contributed to the
for 25 years was continuously re-elected to that post. She            enrichment of Maine and Portland, Longfellow's beloved city "that
currently serves as a Director of the Kimball Health Center, a        is seated by the sea"; (HLS 749)
Trustee of Lucia Kimball Deering Trust and a member of the                Laura Honey, of Boothbay, who is the recipient of the Tourism
Saco Historical Society. We salute her for being a busy               Award from the Maine Office of Tourism and the Maine Tourism
grandmother, great-grandmother and an independent woman               Commission. This award is presented to those who lead by
who symbolizes the independence and perseverance that is the          example and honors those in the tourism industry who dedicate
spirit of Maine, the "Pine Tree State"; (HLS 740)                     their work to promoting Maine as a hospitable destination. It is
     Edna Libbey, of Springvale, on the occasion of her 100th         because of the work of people like Ms. Honey that many visitors
Birthday, May 10, 2005. She was married to the late Leslie            return to Maine many times. We acknowledge her dedication to
Libbey and is the mother of 3 children, and has 8 grandchildren       the State of Maine and we extend to her our congratulations on
and 8 great-grandchildren. She has been an active member and          her receiving this award; (HLS 750)
a Sunday School teacher, at the Lebanon-North Berwick Baptist             the students at Berwick Elementary School, who raised
Church and has been a 60-year member of the Extension                 $772.93 for the victims of the tsunami disaster in South Asia.
Service. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Mrs.        The 4th and 5th grade students earned this money through hard
Libbey on the centennial celebration of her life; (HLS 741)           work, such as shoveling snow and similar efforts. The money

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was donated to Save The Children. We acknowledge the                  Alternatives. Her dedication and diligence symbolize the spirit of
students' humanitarian efforts in raising funds and we extend our     achievement and endurance of Maine, her beloved adopted
congratulations to them; (HLS 751)                                    "Pine Tree State"; (HLS 760)
     Mike Morin, of Sanford, a junior at St. Thomas Aquinas High          Jordan and Derek Pearson, of Glenburn, on their fundraising
School in Dover, New Hampshire. He earned a top seed in               efforts for the Children's Miracle Network with their "Kids Racing
wrestling at the New Hampshire Division II State Championship         for Kids" campaign. They will be conducting fundraisers at the
and went on to win the state title in his 145-pound weight class,     Speedway 95 race track and other events such as the car show
as well as placing 3rd in the Meet of Champions in New                at Wal-Mart and the Speedway 95 preview at the Airport Mall.
Hampshire. He competed and placed in the New England                  Jordan won Strickly Street Rookie of the Year last year and
Championship tournament. We extend our congratulations to             placed in the top 3 in 16 of 20 races. He also won the Safety
Mike on his achievements; (HLS 752)                                   Award and the Tech Award. Derek has finished 2nd in points
     Boyd J. Hopkins, of Bucksport. Mr. Hopkins attended              twice. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to them
Bucksport schools until his senior year when he attended and          on their efforts; (HLS 761)
graduated from Higgins Classical Institute, in 1950. He served in         Angela Nicknair, of Glenburn, who is the recipient of a
the United States Army from 1953 to 1955, where he was in the         Presidential Scholarship. She has been accepted at St. Anselm
65th Army MP Corp. stationed in Austria. For 43 years he was          College in Manchester, New Hampshire.              We extend our
employed by Seaboard, St. Regis and Champion Paper                    congratulations and best wishes to her; (HLS 762)
Companies. Mr. Hopkins was a charter member of DeMolay                    Spenser Fitts, of the Maine Central Institute Music Program,
Ellsworth Order and was then in Felicity Lodge No. 19, where he       in Pittsfield, for his numerous musical accomplishments.
went through all the chairs in Blue Lodge and was past master of      Spenser is a junior at MCI and began his formal musical journey
Blue Lodge. He was master of Verona and Narramisic Grange             in 5th grade. He plays tenor saxophone for the Instrumental Jazz
and also a member of Hancock Pemona and State grange. He              Ensemble and the Jazz Combo. This was his first year as a
was a charter member of the 4-H Clover Club and a past leader         member of the Jazz Choir.           He received an Outstanding
of the Millvale Helping Hands.          Being in charge of 4-H        Woodwind Musician award in Division II Jazz Bands and
Government Day afforded him the opportunity to chaperone the          Outstanding Male Vocalist in Division II Jazz Choirs while
Hancock County members to the State House each year. Mr.              competing at the Maine State Jazz Festival. He was also named
Hopkins was a member of the Hancock County Agricultural               Outstanding Soloist-Tenor Saxophone while competing in
Society for more than 30 years and was a member of the East           Williamsburg, Virginia at the Music in the Parks competition.
Bucksport Methodist Church. He will be dearly missed by his           Spenser has been named to the Maine All-State Jazz Band as
loving extended family and his numerous friends; (IN                  lead tenor saxophone player, a goal he has diligently pursued for
MEMORIAM) (HLS 753)                                                   many years. We commend Spenser on the numerous hours he
     Martin E. Ryan, of Wells, Director of Athletics at Kennebunk     has dedicated to his studies and congratulate him on his many
High School, who has been chosen as the 2005 National Athletic        awards; (HLS 763)
Director of the Year by the National Council of Secondary School          Maine Central Institute Music Program, of Pittsfield, for its
Athletic Directors. Mr. Ryan is recognized as an outstanding          outstanding accomplishments this past year.              The MCI
leader who maintains athletics as an integral part of the total       Instrumental Jazz Combo placed 3rd in Division II Jazz Combos
educational program.        As an exemplary administrator, he         and the Instrumental Jazz Ensemble placed 2nd in Division III
promotes the involvement of as many students as possible and          Jazz Bands at the Maine State High School Instrumental Jazz
emphasizes both athletic and academic achievement. He is              Festival. The MCI Vocal Jazz Ensemble placed 1st in Division II
committed to excellence and to the young people at Kennebunk          Jazz Choirs at the Maine State High School Vocal Jazz/Show
High School for whom he promotes athletics as a vehicle to learn      Choir Festival. Members of the music program have also been
important lessons about life. We extend our congratulations to        recognized on an individual level, as 2 received honors during the
Mr. Ryan on his receiving this award; (HLS 754)                       competition, 2 were named to Maine's All-State Jazz Ensembles
     Fred Pecci, of Bath, who was presented with the                  and 3 were accepted to Maine's All-State Band/Chorus. We
McKague/Maddocks Award for Lifetime Achievement by the                congratulate the Maine Central Institute Music Director, Dean
Maine Arborist Association. Mr. Pecci was the City Arborist for       Neal, for his excellent leadership, knowledge and unyielding
Bath from 1946 to 1998. He has overseen the management of             support of the young men and women in this exemplary program;
Bath's community forest and has been an exemplary steward of          (HLS 764)
the trees of the area. We extend our congratulations and best             Kate Zarolinski, of the Maine Central Institute Music Program,
wishes to him on his receiving this honor; (HLS 755)                  in Pittsfield, for her numerous musical accomplishments. Kate is
     Joe Allen, Sr., of Levant, who won the Strictly Street Race at   a senior at MCI and has been a member of the singing group
Speedway 95 in Hermon. We send our congratulations and best           during her 4 years at the school. She also plays the piano for the
wishes to him on his accomplishment; (HLS 756)                        Instrumental Jazz Ensemble. She received an Outstanding
     Clarence McCullough, of Kenduskeag, who placed second in         Female Vocalist award in Division II Jazz Choir at the Maine
the truck race at Speedway 95 in Hermon. We send him our              State High School Vocal Jazz/Show Choir Festival. She was
congratulations and best wishes; (HLS 757)                            named to the All-State Honors Jazz Choir, the 4th year she has
     Tara Trask, of China, a student at China Middle School, who      qualified for this top State ensemble. She was also accepted to
won first place at the Maine State Future Problem Solving Bowl in     Maine's All-State Jazz Ensemble and Maine's All-State
the middle individual written contest and who will go on to           Band/Chorus. We commend her on the many years of hard work
compete in the international competition.         We extend our       and dedication she has committed to her music studies. We
congratulations to Tara on this achievement and we send her our       extend our best wishes to Kate as she continues with her studies
best wishes; (HLS 758)                                                at Syracuse University's Music Theater program; (HLS 765)
     Anna Rodriguez, of China, a student at China Middle School,          MSAD #75, on being selected for two 2005 Excellence in
who won second place at the Maine State Future Problem                Coordinated School Health Awards; for its exemplary Health
Solving Bowl in the middle individual written contest and who will    Promotion and Wellness program and its School Counseling,
go on to compete in the international competition. We extend our      Physical and Behavioral Health Services. It is only 1 of 2 school
congratulations to Anna on this achievement and we send her           systems in the State that is receiving both awards this year. We
our best wishes; (HLS 759)                                            extend our congratulations to MSAD #75 on its receiving this
     Barbara Ann Hoppin, of Peaks Island, on the occasion of her      honor; (HLS 766)
retirement from the post of Island Principal for the elementary           MSAD #29, on being selected for a 2005 Excellence in
schools of Cliff Island and Peaks Island. Ms. Hoppin has served       Coordinated School Health Award for Health Promotion and
proudly as one of the very few island school principals in Maine      Wellness. We extend our congratulations to MSAD #29 on its
from 1999 to 2005. A 1964 graduate in history from Our Lady of        receiving this honor; (HLS 767)
the Elms College in Chicopee, Massachusetts, she received her             MSAD #22 on being selected for a 2005 Excellence in
Master's Degree in curriculum and teaching from Columbia              Coordinated School Health Award for Health Promotion and
University Teachers College in 1989. She began her career in          Wellness. We extend our congratulations to the district on its
1964 as a 4th grade teacher in Springfield, Massachusetts and         receiving this honor; (HLS 768)
for 20 years served in staff development and high school                  Nicholas Ciomei, of Stonington, a student at Deer Isle-
enrichment in Ramsey, New Jersey. There she served as                 Stonington High School, who is the recipient of the 2005
president of the staff development council and in 1989 received       Principal's Award given by the Maine Principals' Association.
the Governor's Education Recognition Award. She joined the            The award is given in recognition of a high school senior's
Portland school system in 1999, serving 2 of Maine's oldest           academic achievement and citizenship.             We extend our
continuously operating island schools as principal. She is a          congratulations and best wishes to Nicholas on his receiving this
volunteer mentor at the Cancer Community Center of Southern           award; (HLS 769)
Maine and an active member of the President's Council for Youth

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    the Old Orchard Beach School Department, on being                     the Somerville Volunteer Fire Department as it celebrates its
selected for a 2005 Excellence in Coordinated School Health          40 years of existence. The department started in 1965 with a
Award for School Counseling, Physical and Behavioral Health          handful of volunteers and has increased to a force of 22
Services. We extend our congratulations to the department on its     firefighters. The department serves the citizens of Somerville as
receiving this honor; (HLS 770)                                      well as 5 surrounding towns as part of mutual aid agreements.
    the Kittery School Department, on being selected for a 2005      Somerville Volunteer Fire Department is known for its rapid
Excellence in Coordinated School Health Award for School             response time and team-oriented firefighting strategies. The
Counseling, Physical and Behavioral Health Services. We              department has a reputation of recruiting young volunteers to
extend our congratulations to the department on its receiving this   ensure the future success of the department. We extend our
honor; (HLS 771)                                                     appreciation to the Somerville Volunteer Fire Department for its
    the Deer Isle-Stonington Elementary School K-3 and K-6           commitment in serving the citizens of the State; (HLS 786)
chess teams on winning the 2005 Maine State Scholastic Chess              the following 6th-grade students at China Middle School on
Championships for their sections. We extend our congratulations      the Future Problem Solving Junior division team: Jenny Prescott,
and best wishes to the following team members: K-3 players Eric      Brittany Sharpe, Kate O'Connor, Jessica Howard and alternate
Babbitt, David McManus, Andy Turner, Lucas Oliver, Ivan              Dan Mather. The team won first place in the Junior division
Zembrusky, Walter Kumiega, Tyler Robbins, Doug Heanssler,            written booklet contest and 4th in the presentation of action plan
Tyler Bartlett, Sasha Zembrusky, Cameron Wendell and Zach            skit competition at the Maine State Future Problem Solving Bowl
Chmiel; K-6 players Ian Pelletier, Andrew Babbitt, Sam Grindle,      and goes on to represent the State at the international contest.
Hayden Ciomei, Goldie Garcia, Connor Morey, Chelsea Brown,           We send our congratulations and best wishes to the students on
Janelle Ciomei, Nathan Davis, Nick Eaton, Alec Eaton and Jacob       their achievement; (HLS 787)
Starkey; and coaches Dick Powell and Mark Woida; (HLS 772)                the following 7th-grade students at China Middle School on
    MSAD #43, on being selected for a 2005 Excellence in             the Future Problem Solving middle division team: Adam Childs,
Coordinated School Health Award for Health Promotion and             Natalie Norton, Logan Merrithew and Courtney Gee. The team
Wellness. We extend our congratulations to MSAD #43 on its           won first place in the written and skit competitions at the Maine
receiving this honor; (HLS 773)                                      State Future Problem Solving Bowl and goes on to represent the
    Douglas and Donna McCafferty, of Mattawamkeag, on the            State at the international ;contest. We send our congratulations
occasion of their 50th Wedding Anniversary, June 4, 2005. We         and best wishes to the students on their achievements;
extend our congratulations and best wishes to them on this very      ; (HLS 788)
special occasion; (HLS 774)                                               Anna Ready-Campbell, of China, a student at China Middle
    Megan Ouellette, of Van Buren, who has earned the                School, who won the State title at the Maine State Future
distinction of being named Valedictorian of the 2005 graduating      Problem Solving Bowl in the Scenario Writing competition and
class of Van Buren High School. We extend our congratulations        who will go on to compete in the international competition. We
and best wishes to her; (HLS 775)                                    extend our congratulations to Anna on this achievement and we
    Chelsea Ouellette, of Van Buren, who has earned the              send her our best wishes; (HLS 789)
distinction of being named honor essayist of the 2005 graduating          China Middle School Future Problem Solving Teams on their
class of Van Buren High School. We extend our congratulations        going to the international competition. This is the 6th year in a
and best wishes to her; (HLS 776)                                    row that China Middle School students have won State Future
    Matthew Thibodeau, of Van Buren, who has earned the              Problem Solving titles and the chance to represent Maine at the
distinction of being named Salutatorian of the 2005 graduating       international conference. We extend our congratulations to all
class of Van Buren High School. We extend our congratulations        the people involved in this success at China Middle School, and
and best wishes to him; (HLS 777)                                    we send them our best wishes; (HLS 790)
    Julie Footer, of Calais, president of the Student Council at          Irma Bowles, of Livermore, on the occasion of her 90th
Calais High School, who has been named President of the Maine        birthday, June 7, 2005. Ms. Bowles has been the registrar of
Association of Student Councils. We extend our congratulations       voters for more than 32 years. She has been involved with the
to her on this accomplishment and we send her our best wishes        Norlands for 26 years, served as a 4-H leader for more than 40
on her future endeavors; (HLS 778)                                   years, participated in Girl Scouts for 10 years and is a member of
    Jacquelyn Vo, of Sanford, a student at Sanford Junior High       the Red Hat Society. We extend our congratulations and best
School, who is the recipient of a Junior Teen of the Year Award      wishes to her on this special occasion; (HLS 791)
by the Elks Club. We send her our congratulations on receiving            Mickey and Ginny Noble, of Otisfield, on the occasion of their
this honor; (HLS 779)                                                50th Wedding Anniversary, March 25, 2005. Mr. and Mrs. Noble
    Mike Stanley, of Sanford, a student at Sanford Junior High       have 4 children, 6 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. We
School, who is the recipient of a Junior Teen of the Year Award      extend our congratulations and best wishes to them on this very
from the Elks Club. We send him our congratulations on               special occasion; (HLS 792)
receiving this honor; (HLS 780)                                           Dustin Eirdosh, of Bar Harbor, who is the recipient of a Kids
    the following students who have earned the distinction of        Consortium Outstanding Leadership Award. Mr. Eirdosh works
being named as the Top Ten students of the 2005 graduating           at Mount Desert Island High School and volunteers countless
class of Sanford High School: Valedictorian Zachary Philip           hours at the high school, Healthy Acadia, Aunt Betty's Farm and
Spahn, Salutatorian Rany Gilpatrick, William Rhys Stucker,           other organizations. He launched the Sustainable Agriculture
Dustin Lin Abbott, Andrew MacEwen Lamb, Amanda Arlene                Program at Mount Desert High School, which has helped failing
Levesque, Sarah Louise Brewer, Cayla Katherine Slattery,             students return to school. We acknowledge Mr. Eirdosh's
Courtney Bryden Craib and Kimberly Marie Martin. We extend           outstanding dedicated service to the school and to his community
our congratulations and best wishes to them on this achievement;     and we send him our best wishes; (HLS 793)
(HLS 781)                                                                 Patrick Norman, of South Thomaston, who has earned the
    the Berwick Elementary School, which is closing after 61         distinction of being named Salutatorian of the 2005 graduating
years. We extend our appreciation to the staff and employees for     class of Rockland District High School.            We extend our
their years of dedicated service to the youth of the town; (HLS      congratulations and best wishes to him; (HLS 794)
782)                                                                      Margaret Machaiek, of Owl's Head, who has earned the
    Dana Hagerman, of Berwick, who is retiring after many years      distinction of being named as Valedictorian of the 2005
as a volunteer at the Berwick Elementary School. Mr. Hagerman        graduating class of Rockland District High School. We extend
is a retired police officer and has volunteered at the school for    our congratulations and best wishes to her; (HLS 795)
longer than anyone can remember. He organizes the student                 Beryl Ayotte, of Presque Isle, who is the recipient of the 2005
council, known as the Student Youth Power Council, which does        Service to Maine Youth Award from the Maine Principals'
charity work. He also runs the student store. We extend our          Association for making an outstanding contribution to the youth of
appreciation to Mr. Hagerman for his commitment to the youth of      Maine through education and for contributing to the general
Berwick and send best wishes on his future endeavors; (HLS           welfare of Maine youth. Mr. Ayotte has volunteered in the
783)                                                                 Industrial and Farm Mechanics program at Presque Isle Regional
    Lauren Alex, of Berwick, who has earned the distinction of       Career and Technical Center for the past 12 years. He has
being named Salutatorian of the 2005 graduating class at Noble       averaged about 850 volunteer hours per year. We acknowledge
High School. We extend our congratulations to Lauren on this         his dedicated service to the youth of his community and we send
accomplishment; (HLS 784)                                            him our best wishes; (HLS 796)
    Megan Wilson, of Levant, who tied for first place for the 6th         Shawn Cunningham, of Presque Isle, who was named the
grade in the American History Essay Contest sponsored by the         2005 District IV Young Careerist by the District IV Business and
Maine Daughters of the American Revolution. She is a student at      Professional Women's Club. We extend our congratulations and
Bangor Christian School. We extend our congratulations to            best wishes to her on her receiving this honor; (HLS 797)
Megan on this accomplishment; (HLS 785)

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    Darla Chafin, of Augusta, who is the recipient of the John F.    congratulations and best wishes to them on this achievement;
Murphy Homes, Inc. Lifetime Service Award. Mrs. Chafin has           (HLS 808)
devoted her adult life to advocating for her daughter Cathy, her          the following students who have earned the distinction of
friend Carly and all people with special needs. She belonged to      being named as the Top Ten students of the 2005 graduating
Pineland Parents and Friends and was chair of the group. She         class of Gardiner High School: Ashley Devereaux, Susan
has spent countless hours on the phone counseling parents            McGee, Nicole Peacock, Courtney Phillips, James Pierce, Sarah
regarding services and care for members of their families with       Rowlands, Rose Smith, Stacey Owen, Julia Shaw and Megan
special needs. We extend our appreciation to Mrs. Chafin for her     Varney. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to them
dedication to the citizens of this State and congratulate her on     on this achievement; (HLS 809)
her receiving this award; (HLS 798)                                       Blair Richardson, of York, a member of Boy Scout Venturing
    Andrea Blanchette, of Hodgdon, who has earned the                Crew 333, who has attained the high rank and distinction of
distinction of being named Salutatorian of the 2005 graduating       Eagle Scout. This is the highest award in Boy Scouting and is
class at Hodgdon High School. Ms. Blanchette is a member of          given for excellence in skills development, leadership, personal
the National Honor Society and a member of the Dollars for           growth and community service. We extend our congratulations to
Scholars. She has been an active member in many of the               Blair on this accomplishment; (HLS 810)
school's clubs and has received numerous academic awards.                 Donald J. Leaver, of Topsham, a veteran of World War II. Mr.
We extend our congratulations to Andrea on this accomplishment       Leaver served with the 75th Troop Carrier Squadron, 535th
and wish her well as she goes on to the University of Southern       Troop Carrier Group for more than 3 years and was discharged in
Maine to study education; (HLS 799)                                  1945. He participated in 7 campaigns and battles, including the
    Daniel Ballanger, of Bancroft, who has earned the distinction    Battle of Normandy and the campaigns of Northern France,
of being named Third Honor Essayist of the 2005 graduating           Rome-Arno, Southern France, Rhineland, Ardennes and Central
class at Hodgdon High School. Mr. Ballanger is a member of the       Europe. During those campaigns and battles, he received the
National Honor Society, the Maine Writer's and Publisher's           Good Conduct Medal, the European Theater Campaign Ribbon,
Alliance and the Maine Forest Service Hotshot. He has been           the African Theater Campaign Ribbon, the Middle Eastern
awarded the Bausch and Lomb Science Award. We extend our             Theater Campaign Ribbon and the Distinguished Unit Badge.
congratulations to Daniel on this accomplishment and wish him        Mr. Leaver is survived by his 5 sons, Robert, Don, Dennis, David
well as he goes on to the University of Maine at Presque Isle to     and Wayne. We are honored to recognize the life of this
study criminal justice; (HLS 800)                                    distinguished veteran who served his country; (IN MEMORIAM)
    Dorothy Ann Robertson, of New Limerick, who has earned           (HLS 811)
the distinction of being named Valedictorian of the 2005                  Gladys E. Conant, a lifelong resident of Canton, and
graduating class at Hodgdon High School. Ms. Robertson is            prominent citizen of the town. Mrs. Conant was a 68-year
President of the National Honor Society. She is a recipient of the   member of the 4-H Club and served as a leader for many years.
Society of Women Engineers Award. She has participated on the        In 2002, she was inducted in the 4-H Hall of Fame in
intramural volleyball team for 4 years and is a member of the        Washington, D.C. She was a 74-year member of the Farm Credit
drama club. We extend our congratulations to Dorothy on this         of Maine and received its Distinguished Service Award. In
accomplishment and wish her well as she goes on to Cazenovia         addition, she was a state president, county president, county
College to study business management with a specialization in        treasurer and Canton chapter president of the Cooperative
equine management; (HLS 801)                                         Women of Extension Group. Mrs. Conant loved her community
    Elizabeth Russell, of Linneus, who has earned the distinction    and was actively involved in it, in addition to raising her own
of being named First Honor Essayist of the 2005 graduating class     family. She served on the Canton school department and MSAD
at Hodgdon High School. Ms. Russell is a member of the               21 school board for 49 years. She was a member of the Canton
National Honor Society and is the recipient of numerous              Town Republican Committee and served as polling booth clerk.
academic awards. She has performed with a number of chorus           Among her many talents was a passion for music, and she was a
groups and has regularly sung the National Anthem for school         gifted piano teacher and was church organist. Mrs. Conant
events. We extend our congratulations to Elizabeth on this           exemplified the Maine heritage of good citizenship. She will be
accomplishment and wish her well as she goes on to the               greatly missed by her loving family, her neighbors and her many
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy to major in pharmacology;          friends; (IN MEMORIAM) (HLS 812)
(HLS 802)                                                                 the following members of the Lee Academy Girls Varsity
    Collette Sloat, of Hodgdon, who has earned the distinction of    Basketball Team, on their winning the 2005 Class D State
being named Second Honor Essayist of the 2005 graduating             Championship: Shelby Pickering, Kerri Harris, Jacqueline Moors,
class at Hodgdon High School. Ms. Sloat is a member of the           Ashley Jandreau, Amanda Jandreau, Karin Bird, Amanda Gifford,
National Honor Society. She has been involved in numerous            Dana Houghton, Aarika Ritchie, Brooke Harris, Laci McLaughlin,
athletic teams and recognized for her strong leadership roles.       Nicole Jandreau, Manager Kathy Yoon, Manager Crystal Briggs,
We extend our congratulations to Collette on this                    Assistant Coach Candance Gifford and Coach Ronald
accomplishment and wish her well as she goes on to the               Weatherbee. This is the team's first state championship and their
University of Maine at Presque Isle to major in physical             first undefeated season, with 22 wins.           We extend our
education; (HLS 803)                                                 congratulations and best wishes to them on this achievement;
    Mary Johnston, of Gorham High School, upon her recognition       (HLS 813)
as one of the top 50 scorers on the Maine Educational                     Harvey Williams, of North Anson, who is the recipient of the
Assessment tests for the 2004 school year. The students are          Maine Snowmobile Association's Groomer of the Year Award.
recognized for having the highest combined scores in the             Mr. Williams has been both the trail master and chief groomer for
reading, writing, mathematics and science and technology MEA         the Anson-North Anson Snowmobile Club since it was founded
subtests. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to           and is responsible for the more than 70 miles of trails maintained
Mary on this accomplishment; (HLS 804)                               by the club. He has been instrumental in encouraging the club to
    Adam Lord, of Gorham High School, upon his recognition as        upgrade equipment. We thank Mr. Williams for the many hours
one of the top 50 scorers on the Maine Educational Assessment        that he has contributed to making and maintaining outstanding
tests for the 2004 school year. The students are recognized for      snowmobile trails that are available to all snowmobilers. We
having the highest combined scores in the reading, writing,          extend our congratulations to him on his receiving this award;
mathematics and science and technology MEA subtests. We              (HLS 814)
extend our congratulations and best wishes to Adam on this                Travis Watson, of Oakland, a member of Boy Scout Troop
accomplishment; (HLS 805)                                            No. 436, who has earned the high rank and distinction of Eagle
    the members of the Gorham High School Boys Indoor Track          Scout. This is the highest award in Boy Scouting and is given for
Team, who won the State Class B Championship. We extend              excellence in skills development, leadership, personal growth and
our congratulations to the team on this accomplishment; (HLS         community service. We extend our congratulations to Travis on
806)                                                                 this accomplishment; (HLS 815)
    Benjamin Thayer, of Gorham High School, on scoring 1,067              the members of the Bonny Eagle High School Ice Hockey
points in his high school basketball career. We extend our           Team, of Standish, who are the recipients of the Class A Ice
congratulations to him on this accomplishment; (HLS 807)             Hockey Coaches Association Western Maine Sportsmanship
    the following members of the 2005 graduating class of Hall-      Award. We extend our congratulations to the team on their
Dale High School, who have earned the distinction of being           receiving this award; (HLS 816)
named Hall-Dale High School Top Ten Seniors: Katharine                    Michelle James, of China, an 8th-grade student at China
Reutershan, Gretchen Riker, Barbara Watson, Danielle                 Middle School, on winning the 2005 Kennebec County Spelling
Cromwell, Bethany Mealey, Danica Koenig, Iva Allen, Victoria         Bee, and then going on to compete and win 2nd place at the
Levesque, Kyleigh Corrigan and Zachary Sears. We extend our          2005 Maine State Spelling Bee. We extend our congratulations


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to Michelle on her achievements and send her our best wishes          First Founders Day, in appreciation of the gifts of the first
on her future endeavors; (HLS 817)                                    founders' time, energy and financial donations; (HLS 827)
     the Center for Cultural Exchange, of Portland, which is               Jack Hoyt, of Temple, on the occasion of his retirement as a
dedicated to advancing cultural understanding and appreciation        custodian for School Administrative District No. 9. We send our
by bringing together diverse communities and artists in our state     appreciation to Mr. Hoyt for his dedicated service and
and from around the world. In a short time, the center has built a    commitment to the youth of the State and extend to him our
vibrant and exciting cultural resource for all people of the state,   congratulations and best wishes on his retirement; (HLS 828)
attracting some of the finest and most diverse performers.                 Melvin Burnham, of Skowhegan, on the occasion of his
Hosting more than 200 events a year, the center is among the          retirement as principal of W.G. Mallett School in Farmington. We
most active public presenters of ethnic heritage in New England.      send our appreciation to Mr. Burnham for his dedicated service
We congratulate the Center for Cultural Exchange on its success       and commitment to the youth of the State and extend to him our
and we send our best wishes on its future success; (HLS 818)          congratulations and best wishes on his retirement; (HLS 829)
     Weston and Charlotte Elliott, of Canaan, who have been                Lucinda Poulin, of Wilton, who has been named a Wal-Mart
named Snowmobile Family of the Year by the Maine Snowmobile           Teacher of the Year. Ms. Poulin has been a 5th grade teacher at
Association. Mr. and Mrs. Elliott have been lifelong enthusiasts      Academy Hill School for 21 years. We extend our appreciation to
of snowmobiling and belong to their local club, the Smokey's          Ms. Poulin for her commitment to the youth of the State and
Angels Snowmobile Club of Hartland. They have volunteered             congratulate her on her receiving this award; (HLS 830)
with the club since 1977. Mrs. Elliott has held the office of              Norma Beedy, of Strong, on the occasion of her retirement as
treasurer and served as a trailmaster for 28 years. Mr. Elliott has   a bus driver for School Administrative District No. 9. We send
been the club president, vice president and served on the club        our appreciation to Ms. Beedy for her 25 years of dedicated
Board of Directors. We extend our congratulations to them on          service and commitment to the youth of the State and extend to
their receiving this recognition and wish them many more years        her our congratulations and best wishes on her retirement; (HLS
of safe and enjoyable riding; (HLS 819)                               831)
     the Honorable Gwilym Roberts, of Farmington, who                      Cynthia Leib, of Wilton, on the occasion of her retirement as a
represented District 56 during the 112th Legislature. He was a        physical education teacher at Mt. Blue Middle School. We send
professor at the University of Maine at Farmington for 43 years.      our appreciation to Ms. Leib for her 18 years of dedicated service
His greatest accomplishment is considered to be his participation     and commitment to the youth of the State and extend our
in the drive to create a liberal arts department at the university,   congratulations and best wishes on her retirement; (HLS 832)
which is now one of the top public liberal arts schools in the             Paul Gooch, of Wilton, on the occasion of his retirement as a
Northeast. The Roberts Learning Center has been named in his          principal of schools in Wilton and Weld.             We send our
honor. Professor Roberts brought a wealth of knowledge and            appreciation to Mr. Gooch for his 27 years of dedicated service
history to all that he did and he was a mentor to thousands of        and commitment to the youth of the State and extend to him our
students. We acknowledge his dedicated service to his students        congratulations and best wishes on his retirement; (HLS 833)
and to the University of Maine at Farmington. He will be greatly           Holly Price, of Farmington, on the occasion of her retirement
missed by his loving family, his colleagues and his many friends;     as a differentiated curriculum coordinator and elementary school
(IN MEMORIAM) (HLS 820)                                               teacher for School Administrative District No. 9. We send our
     Christine Hastedt, of Freeport, who is the recipient of the      appreciation to Ms. Price for her 24 years of dedicated service
Mabel Sine Wadsworth Women's Health Achievement Award,                and commitment to the youth of the State and extend to her our
signifying her outstanding contributions to the health and welfare    congratulations and best wishes on her retirement; (HLS 834)
of the people of the State of Maine. Ms. Hastedt has been an               Janice Mildram, of Carrabassett Valley, on the occasion of
advocate for more than 30 years for the rights and economic           her retirement as a physical education and math teacher for
justice of people and families in Maine with low incomes. We          School Administrative District No. 9. We send our appreciation to
acknowledge her dedicated service to the people of the State,         Ms. Mildram for her 23 years of dedicated service and
and we send her our best wishes; (HLS 821)                            commitment to the youth of the State and extend to her our
     Captain Robert S. Winneg, U.S.N., of Brunswick, and in           congratulations and best wishes on her retirement; (HLS 835)
extending best wishes to Captain Winneg, his wife Teresa and               Deborah Burd, of Strong, who has been hired as director of
their children on the occasion of his reassignment.              As   the National Campaign for Sustainable Agriculture, an alliance of
Commanding Officer of the Brunswick Naval Air Station, Captain        hundreds of organizations from across the country representing
Winneg will leave a lasting impact on the midcoast region.            the interests of farmers and farm workers who live in urban and
Through his involvement with numerous civic organizations, he         rural communities. Prior to this, Ms. Burd has been executive
has strengthened and enhanced the partnership between the             director of the Western Mountain Alliance. In recognition of the
Navy and the surrounding communities. He is recognized for his        strong base of support she has, the agency's main office will
outstanding leadership skills. We extend our best wishes for          move from New York City to Portland, Maine. We extend our
continued success to Captain Winneg; (HLS 822)                        congratulations to Ms. Burd on her new position and we send her
     Kaitlin Dirrig, of Holden, a senior at Bangor High School, who   our best wishes; (HLS 836)
is a recipient of the Charles E. French Medal. This medal is               Valmore Dunn, of Vienna, on the occasion of his retirement
given to the 4 students having the highest cumulative average in      as a bus driver for School Administrative District No. 9. We send
the graduating class. We extend our congratulations to Kaitlin on     our appreciation to Mr. Dunn for his 21 years of dedicated service
this achievement; (HLS 823)                                           and commitment to the youth of the State and extend to him our
     Ben Weissman, of Dedham, a senior at Bangor High School,         congratulations and best wishes on his retirement; (HLS 837)
who is a recipient of the Charles E. French Medal. This medal is           Maurie Shink, of Jay, on the occasion of her retirement as an
given to the 4 students having the highest cumulative average in      education technician at Mt. Blue High School library. We send
the graduating class. We extend our congratulations to Ben on         our appreciation to Ms. Shink for her dedicated service and
this achievement; (HLS 824)                                           commitment to the youth of the State and extend to her our
     Elizabeth Burroughs-Heineman, of Bangor, a senior at             congratulations and best wishes on her retirement; (HLS 838)
Bangor High School, who is a recipient of the Charles E. French            James Mario Fossa III, of Waterville, a member of Boy Scout
Medal. This medal is given to the 4 students having the highest       Troop #436, who has earned the high rank and distinction of
cumulative average in the graduating class. We extend our             Eagle Scout, the highest award in Boy Scouting. This award is
congratulations to Elizabeth on this achievement; (HLS 825)           given in recognition of excellence in skills development,
     Jue Wang, of Bangor, a senior at Bangor High School, who is      leadership, personal growth and community service. We extend
a recipient of the Charles E. French Medal. This medal is given       our congratulations and best wishes to James on his
to the 4 students having the highest cumulative average in the        accomplishment; (HLS 839)
graduating class. We extend our congratulations to Jue on this             that October 15, 2005 and the 15th of October of subsequent
achievement; (HLS 826)                                                years is named "Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day,"
     August 13, 2005, as First Founders Day, to honor the             to recognize the grief of the families involved, remember the
founders of Acadia National Park. We also recognize the private       pregnancies and infants lost and to help heal and comfort the
citizens group The Spirit of Acadia, which organized to inform the    families and give them hope for the future. Each year in our
public of the men and women who donated lands to the federal          nation, more than 16% of pregnancies end in either a miscarriage
government to preserve it for the future and of the importance of     or stillbirth and tens of thousands of live-births end in deaths of
what they did. On August 13, 1901, the founders of Acadia             infants 11 months old and younger.            We encourage that
National Park met for the first time in Seal Harbor. Because of       information on this subject be made available to the public and
their generosity and foresight, we now enjoy one of the most          we also encourage all society to respond with compassion to help
beautiful national parks in America, located in the State of Maine.   heal the pain of these families; (HLS 840)
We join the group The Spirit of America and the towns on Mount             the following members of the 2005 graduating class of Fort
Desert Island and in the rest of Hancock County in celebrating        Kent Community High School, who have earned the distinction of

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being named the Fort Kent Community High School Top Ten               and teachers throughout Maine. We extend our congratulations
Seniors:      Iris Guimond, Valedictorian; Minal M. Caron,            to her on her receiving this award; (HLS 849)
Salutatorian; Burke Dean Perreault, Honor Essayist; Sarah                  Thora Maltais, of Thomaston, who has earned the distinction
Dubay, Keisha Marie Hartt, Adam Jandreau, Mathew Kinney,              of being named Salutatorian of the 2005 graduating class of
Ashley Pelletier, Deidra Pelletier and Patrick Robichaud. We          Georges Valley High School. We send our congratulations to
extend our congratulations and best wishes to them on this            Thora on this accomplishment; (HLS 850)
achievement; (HLS 841)                                                     the following Honor Parts students of the Glenburn School:
     the 3 Global DestiNation Imagination teams from John Bapst       Sean Seekins, Valedictorian; Kristi Woods, Salutatorian; Brianna
Memorial High School, in Bangor, which made it to the 2005            Morrissey, Flag Salute; and Ashley Wiley, Class Marshall. We
national competition in Tennessee.               We extend our        extend our congratulations and best wishes to them on this
congratulations to the following members of the school's teams:       achievement; (HLS 851)
Kylie Hopkins, Kristy Kerns, Brian Cowan, Danny Wheeler,                   Irma D. Folsom, of Monmouth. Mrs. Folsom was known as
Michael Sekera, Sam Swanton, Charles Bergeron, Nick                   "Grammie" Folsom to all of the children in the Monmouth School
Gramlinch, Nick Hubbard, Sam Rioux, Justin Bousfield, Lukas           system because of the 26 years she worked in the school
Wong-Acorn, Joe Price, Matthew Edwards and Matthew                    cafeteria as a cook. She was born in Rome and graduated from
Dooman; (HLS 842)                                                     Monmouth Academy. She was a mother, grandmother, great-
     Sharon Elwell, of Buxton, on his 33 years of dedicated service   grandmother and great-great-grandmother. She was a member
to the Town of Buxton in the Highway Department. Mr. Elwell           of the Eastern Star, Boynton Chapter, a 76-year member of the
was elected Road Commissioner for the lower district in 1972          Monmouth Grange, a member of the Friday Club and a member
and in 2001 he assumed the position of Road Commissioner for          of Monmouth Senior citizens. Mrs. Folsom will be greatly missed
both the upper and lower districts when the duties were               by her family and friends; (IN MEMORIAM) (HLS 852)
consolidated. We join the town in acknowledging his service to             Constance "Ginny" Bragdon, of Peru, on the occasion of her
his community and we extend our best wishes to him on his             retirement from Maine School Administrative District #21 after
retirement; (HLS 843)                                                 many years of service as a volunteer, a school board member
     Edith "Virgie" Wright, of Buxton, who has had the town's         and the school librarian. We extend our appreciation to Mrs.
annual report dedicated to her in recognition of her service to her   Bragdon for her commitment to the youth of the State and wish
community. Mrs. Wright is a founding member of the Saco Valley        her well in her future endeavors; (HLS 853)
Civic Association and has been active in the PTA, boosters and             Arlene Collins, of Livermore Falls, on the occasion of her
her children's schools. Mrs. Wright exemplifies good citizenship      retirement as a teacher at Dixfield Elementary School. We send
and we extend our congratulations to her on her receiving this        our appreciation to her for her 31 years of dedicated service and
honor; (HLS 844)                                                      commitment to the school and extend to her our congratulations
     Carl Estes, of Buxton, a longtime prominent citizen of the       and best wishes on her retirement; (HLS 854)
town. Mr. Estes was on the Southern Maine Regional Planning                Wanda Howard, of Rumford, on the occasion of her
Commission and the Buxton Comprehensive Planning                      retirement as a teacher for Maine School Administrative District
Committee and Planning Board. We acknowledge his dedicated            #21. We send our appreciation to her for her 33 years of
service to his community. He will be missed by his family and         dedicated service and commitment to Maine School
many friends; (IN MEMORIAM) (HLS 845)                                 Administrative District #21 and extend to her our congratulations
     Robert Strong, of Bangor, professor of finance and University    and best wishes on her retirement; (HLS 855)
of Maine Foundation Professor of Investment Education, who has             the annual Rockland North Atlantic Blues Festival, as it
been named Distinguished Maine Professor by the University of         celebrates the popular American music form on July 9 and July
Maine Alumni Association for his outstanding achievements in          10, 2005 in Harbor Park, Rockland, overlooking picturesque
teaching, research and public service. He has been a faculty          Rockland Harbor. Some of the top names in blues music are
member at the University of Maine since 1983 and his colleagues       performing at this festival, one of the most prestigious on the East
have noted his positive interaction with his students throughout      Coast. We extend our best wishes to the Rockland North Atlantic
his 22 years of teaching. In 1993, Professor Strong started the       Blues Festival for its continuing success; (HLS 856)
Student Portfolio Investment Fund (SPIFFY), through which                  Alecia Palmer, of Presque Isle, who has been named a
students manage a University of Maine Foundation investment           United States National Award winner in mathematics. The United
fund. It began with a $200,000 allotment and the fund is now          States Achievement Academy recognizes fewer than 10 percent
valued at more than $1.1 million. He is a recognized scholar in       of all American high school students to receive this award. Alecia
his field, and is very active in civic organizations and statewide    attends the 6th grade at Skyway Middle School. Students are
commissions. We extend our congratulations to Professor               selected based on their academic performance, interest and
Strong on his receiving this honor; (HLS 846)                         aptitude, leadership qualities, responsibility, enthusiasm,
     James Acheson, of Bangor, professor of anthropology and          motivation to learn and improve, citizenship, attitude and
marine resources, who is the recipient of the Presidential            recommendation from a teacher or director. We extend our
Research and Creative Achievement Award. Professor Acheson            congratulations to Alecia on her receiving this prestigious honor;
has been a professor at the University of Maine since 1968 and        (HLS 857)
among his scholarly achievements are 4 books, including The                Christopher Brouwer, of Warren, who has earned the
Lobster Gangs of Maine, a book listed by the Baxter Society as        distinction of being named Salutatorian of the 2005 graduating
one of the One Hundred Distinguished Books about Maine. He            class of Medomak Valley High School.               We extend our
received the American Anthropological Association's Solon T.          congratulations to Christopher on this accomplishment; (HLS
Kimball Award for Public and Applied Anthropology in 2004, the        858)
nation's highest honor in his field. We extend our congratulations         Kimberly Prior, of Cushing, who has earned the distinction of
to Professor Acheson on his receiving these distinguished             being named Valedictorian of the 2005 graduating class of
awards; (HLS 847)                                                     Georges Valley High School. We extend our congratulations to
     David Lambert, of Orono, who is the recipient of the             Kimberly for this accomplishment; (HLS 859)
Presidential Public Service Achievement Award from the                     Nathalie Preston Bennett, of Sanford, a longtime educator.
University of Maine Department of Plant, Soil and Environmental       Mrs. Bennett was a graduate of Farmington Normal School and
Sciences. Professor Lambert is a plant pathologist and has            began her teaching career in 1932 in Madison and at Sanford
worked extensively to inform and educate the potato industry          High School from 1934 to 1940. In 1940, she married George
about potentially damaging diseases that have had significant         Roger Bennett and became a homemaker. In 1954 she returned
implications for potato growers in Maine and elsewhere. We            to teaching at Kennebunk High School and then at Sanford
acknowledge his valuable contribution to Maine agriculture and        Schools until 1976. Mrs. Bennett received a Master of Science in
we extend our congratulations to him on his receiving this award;     Education degree in 1971. She was a member of the North
(HLS 848)                                                             Parish Congregational Church and taught Sunday school and
     Patricia Burns, of Orono, professor of English, who is the       participated in Girl Scouts. She was a member of numerous
recipient of the Presidential Teaching Award. She has been on         professional educational organizations. She will be greatly
the faculty of the University of Maine for 33 years, and is           missed by her family and friends; (IN MEMORIAM) (HLS 860)
coordinator of English Composition, required of most first-year            Joseph Myers Koch III, of Cumberland Foreside. Mr. Koch
students. She oversees College Composition, a post that               was a devoted husband and father who cherished his family and
includes supervision of all English Department teaching               home. He began his career at Boeing Corporation in Seattle and
assistants. Professor Burns also teaches other English courses,       later became vice president of finance at Cianbro Corporation.
including a course on teaching college writing. She has been an       He joined Dragon Cement Company in 1985 and served as the
active participant in departmental and university faculty             company's chief financial officer before being named president in
organizations throughout her career and has benefited students        1993. He served on the board of the Maine State Chamber
                                                                      beginning in 1995 and served as its chair in 2001. He was also a

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board member of the Pine Tree Council of the Boy Scouts of            to recognize George for his many years of service and to extend
America, the Portland Cement Association and the Northeast            our congratulations on this special occasion; (HLS 870)
Cement Shippers Association. He is survived by his loving wife            Zachary Hynes, of Yarmouth, who is the recipient of a
of 26 years, Susan, and their 2 children. We acknowledge his          Diplomacy Award. The award was given at the 2005 Maine
dedicated service to the business community and his profession.       Model United Nations Conference at the University of Southern
He will be greatly missed by his family, his friends and his          Maine. The conference was held May 17 to 19 and involved
colleagues; (IN MEMORIAM) (HLS 861)                                   more than 300 students from high schools throughout New
    John Turner on the occasion of his retirement after 10 years      England in a simulation of the activities and deliberations of the
as Superintendent for the Peru School District. Under the             United Nations. The award is the highest individual honor
direction of Mr. Turner, the district has seen numerous               granted at the conference and is given to a delegate in each
improvements. His dedication to the students, staff and school        United Nations committee who best embodies excellence in
will be missed throughout the community. We extend our                research, written composition, knowledge of procedures, conflict
appreciation to Mr. Turner for his commitment to the youth of the     resolution, negotiation skills and speech making.         Zachary
State and wish him the best in his future endeavors; (HLS 862)        received the award for his exemplary work as the delegate
    the following members of the Westbrook High School Jazz           representing Bolivia in the Organization of American States. We
Combo, on the occasion of their winning the 2005 State                extend our congratulations to Zachary on this achievement; (HLS
Championship at the Maine State Jazz Festival: Jim Siulinski,         871)
Eric Moberg, Matt Brady, Kyle Anderson, Andrew Morse, Jordan              the following students from Gorham High School who are
Rich and their director David Wells.              We extend our       recipients of the Best Delegation Award at the 2005 Maine Model
congratulations and best wishes to the band on its achievement;       United Nations Conference: Antoine Cadot-Wood, Maia Fleming,
(HLS 863)                                                             Samantha Jones, Patrick Parker and Anastasia Miliano. The
    the following members of the Westbrook High School Jazz           conference was held May 17 to 19 and involved more than 300
Band, on the occasion of their winning the 2005 Division I State      students from high schools throughout New England in a
Championship at the Maine State Jazz Festival: Jim Siulinski,         simulation of the activities and deliberations of the United
Jeff Rutter, Devon Gilbert, Erika LaFlamme, Leah Douglass, Billy      Nations. The Best Delegation Award is presented to the country
Fenderson, Gretchen Carroll, Jennifer Malloy, Matt Brady, Jack        team whose delegates best embody excellence in research,
Siulinski, Eric Moberg, Nate Foster, Jessica Webster, Spencer         written composition, knowledge of procedures, conflict resolution,
Carson, Mikala Carson, Kyle Anderson, Andrew Morse, Jordan            negotiation skills and speech making. These Gorham High
Rich, Nick Brady and band director Phil Rich. We extend our           School students received this award for their exemplary work as
congratulations and best wishes to the band on its achievement;       delegates representing the United States. We extend our
(HLS 864)                                                             congratulations to these students on this achievement; (HLS 872)
    Ken and Polly Bartow, owners of Bartow Construction located           Maia Fleming, of Gorham, who is the recipient of a Diplomacy
in Otisfield, on the celebration of their 25 years in business. Ken   Award. The award was given at the 2005 Maine Model United
and Polly founded their construction business in 1979. They           Nations Conference at the University of Southern Maine. The
began by offering remodeling services and in 1984 built their first   conference was held May 17 to 19 and involved more than 300
home. They have continued remodeling and building quality             students from high schools throughout New England in a
homes along with offering exceptional customer service in the         simulation of the activities and deliberations of the United
Oxford Hills and Western Maine area.               We extend our      Nations. The award is the highest individual honor granted at the
congratulations and send our best wishes for many years of            conference and is given to a delegate in each United Nation
continued success; (HLS 865)                                          committee who best embodies excellence in research, written
    the members of the rock band O.R.B.I.T.S. from Maranacook         composition, knowledge of procedures, conflict resolution,
Community School in Readfield, who won the statewide Reindeer         negotiation skills and speech making. Ms. Fleming received the
Rock-Off on Sunday, May 15, 2005. The band competed over              award for her exemplary work as the delegate representing the
the last several months with 19 of the most promising young rock      United States on the Security Council.           We extend our
groups in Maine. The members of O.R.B.I.T.S. are: Willy               congratulations to Ms. Fleming on this achievement; (HLS 873)
Herman, bass and back-up vocalist; Peter Herman, lead guitarist;          D.J. Joffe, of Buxton, who is the recipient of a Diplomacy
John Mrazik, percussionist; Dean Grondin, rhythm guitarist; and       Award. The award was given at the 2005 Maine Model United
Sam Watson, lead vocalist. The band was awarded $1,000 in             Nations Conference at the University of Southern Maine. The
prize money and 15 hours of free recording time in Portland and       conference was held May 17 to 19 and involved more than 300
was designated "The Best Young Rock Band in Maine." We                students from high schools throughout New England in a
extend our congratulations to these young musicians and best          simulation of the activities and deliberations of the United
wishes for their musical futures; (HLS 866)                           Nations. The award is the highest individual honor granted at the
    Godfrey Lake, of South Portland, winner of the Key Bank           conference and is given to a delegate in each United Nations
Student Award at the Southern Maine Community College 2nd             committee who best embodies excellence in research, written
Annual Entrepreneurial Awards Dinner. Godfrey is pursuing an          composition, knowledge of procedures, conflict resolution,
industrial electrical degree from Southern Maine Community            negotiation skills and speech making. Ms. Joffe received the
College and plans to graduate in 2006. A licensed electrician, he     award for her exemplary work as the delegate representing Spain
has worked in the electrical field since 1999 and he founded Lake     in the Special Session on Natural Disasters. We extend our
Electric, an electrical contracting, construction and maintenance     congratulations to Ms. Joffe on this achievement; (HLS 874)
business in South Portland.          He recently incorporated his         Doris Bryant Makas, of Lewiston, on the occasion of her 95th
business, which specializes in older home electrical service and      birthday, June 5, 2005. Mrs. Makas is the proud mother of
repair, electrical assessment and consultation; code                  Representative Elaine Makas of Lewiston and Bruce Makas of
standardization; and appliance, cable and telephone installation      Sun Lakes, Arizona and proud grandmother of Brian Makas of
and repair. In 2001, he entered Southern Maine Technical              Metuchen, New Jersey. Throughout her life, Mrs. Makas has
College and began to pursue his industrial electrical degree. He      dedicated herself to her family, her employers and her
completed the "FastTrac" New Venture Program at Southern              community. She is much loved for her wit, her great sense of
Maine Community College. We congratulate Godfrey on his               humor, her generosity and her youthful spirit. We extend our
success; (HLS 867)                                                    congratulations and wish many happy returns to Mrs. Makas on
    Daniel A. Riser-Espinoza, of Waldoboro, who has earned the        this special occasion; (HLS 875)
distinction of being named Valedictorian of the 2005 graduating           the following members of the 2005 graduating class of Lisbon
class of Medomak Valley High School.                We extend our     High School, who have earned the distinction of being named
congratulations to Daniel on this accomplishment; (HLS 868)           Lisbon High School Top Ten Seniors: Kimberly Beth Campbell,
    David and Priscilla Hartford, of Smithfield, on the occasion of   Stephanie Lynn Cummings, Alycia Lynn Eaton, Nerissa Jane
their 50th Wedding Anniversary, April 30, 2005. Mr. and Mrs.          Gross, Jason Michael Hayes, Samantha Rose Hayslip, Turner
Hartford are very active in the community, especially with the        Francis Huston, Chelsea Nicole McMaster, Emily Adrienne
Fairview Grange. We extend our congratulations and best               Poliquin and Jennifer Marilyn Russell-Bickford. We extend our
wishes to them on this very special occasion; (HLS 869)               congratulations and best wishes to them on this achievement;
    George Taylor, of Fairfield, on his 50th consecutive year as a    (HLS 876)
coach of youth baseball. Throughout this time, he has been an             Deirdre M. Mageean, of Orono, for her 18 years of dedicated
outstanding role model, displaying dedication and the ultimate in     and honorable service to the University of Maine as a researcher,
sportsmanship and respect for his players and officials and           professor and administrator. Dr. Mageean has served as
opponents. He has also served the Town of Fairfield for many          Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology,
years as a member of the Police Athletic League board, as             Associate Professor in the Department of Resource Economics
plumbing inspector and as public works director. We are pleased       and Policy, Director of the Margaret Chase Smith Center for
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Dean of the Graduate School. She has served on numerous              decade. We acknowledge his leadership and commitment to the
Ph.D. and master's degree committees within several                  area of arts outreach and we extend our congratulations to him
departments, including Economics, History, Resource Economics        on his receiving this honor; (HLS 883)
and Policy, Spatial Information Science and Engineering, the              Chris R. Pelletier, of Frenchville, who has earned the
School of Marine Sciences and the School of Wildlife Ecology.        distinction of being named Valedictorian of the 2005 graduating
Dr. Mageean's well-respected research and published works            class of Wisdom Middle High School.              We extend our
include many books and articles on social, environmental and         congratulations and best wishes to him on his accomplishments;
public policy in Maine and around the world. Her advocacy on         (HLS 884)
behalf of sound policy making and the University of Maine is              Sarah Desjardins, of Frenchville, who has earned the
greatly appreciated and will not be forgotten; (HLS 877)             distinction of being the Honor Essayist of the 2005 graduating
     Hermon Elementary School students for their outstanding         class of Wisdom Middle High School.              We extend our
efforts in raising $12,000 for the American Heart Association.       congratulations and best wishes to her on her accomplishments;
The pupils of Hermon Elementary School have participated for         (HLS 885)
the past 16 years in the Jump Rope for Heart annual event                 Lydia D. Plourde, of Frenchville, who has earned the
sponsored by the American Heart Association and endorsed by          distinction of being named Salutatorian of the 2005 graduating
the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation     class of Wisdom Middle High School.              We extend our
and Dance. Led by their physical education teacher Deb Aucoin,       congratulations and best wishes to her on her accomplishments;
260 students took part in the event this year, spending their day    (HLS 886)
jumping rope. We congratulate the students and staff of Hermon            Kassie Levesque, of Madawaska, who has earned the
Elementary School on their success in raising nearly $100,000        distinction of being second in her class of the 2005 graduating
for the association through the years and their commitment in        class of Madawaska High School. She is vice-president of the
supporting this excellent cause; (HLS 878)                           National Honor Society and the Student Council. She was a
     meteorologist Dave Santoro, of Gorham, on the occasion of       delegate to Dirigo Girls' State and a member of the math team,
his retirement after 15 years of forecasting Maine's marvelous       the HIV Student Leadership team, the yearbook staff, the band
weather, to undertake the high calling and new career as a           and the pep band. She participated in soccer, softball, tennis,
teacher in the Portland Public School System. A native of Morris,    volleyball and skiing. She will attend the University of Maine. We
Connecticut, he began his boyhood weather career as an               extend our congratulations and best wishes to her on her
observer for meteorologist Paul Cousins, later his adult colleague   accomplishments; (HLS 887)
at WGME-TV. He received his meteorology degree from Lyndon                Holger and Patricia Pulkkinen, of South Paris, on the
State College and joined WGME-TV in December, 1989, a winter         occasion of their 50th Wedding Anniversary, May 1, 2005. Mr.
of record-setting cold, as he fondly recalls. He debuted as the      and Mrs. Pulkkinen were married in Norway. Mr. Pulkkinen
first "Daybreak Meteorologist," and designed the pioneering          joined the United States Navy and served 20 years travelling to
"Dave's Weather Digest," first as a printed almanac and now on       many ports, accompanied by Mrs. Pulkkinen. They settled on
the World Wide Web. From the era of the teletype to the Internet,    Hooper Ledge Road in Paris with their family, where they
he has cheerfully forecast Maine's changeable, formidable            continue to share their retired years together. We congratulate
weather with charm, grace and expertise. We salute him as he         Mr. and Mrs. Pulkkinen on this special occasion and wish them
embarks on his new career as a 5th-grade math teacher for            continued happiness; (HLS 888)
students of the 21st century, seeding refreshing rains and sunny          Jessica Belanger, of Caribou, who has earned the distinction
skies in the hearts of young people in Portland, Longfellow's        of being named Valedictorian of the 2005 graduating class of
beloved city "that is seated by the Sea"; (HLS 879)                  Caribou High School. We extend our congratulations to Jessica
     Specialist Richard King, of South Portland, who has returned    on this achievement; (HLS 889)
home after 13 months of active duty with the 1-152nd Field                Seth Swanberg, of Caribou, who has earned the distinction of
Artillery Forward Division stationed in Iraq. We join the citizens   being named Salutatorian of the 2005 graduating class of
throughout the State in welcoming SPC King home and in               Caribou High School. We extend our congratulations to Seth on
extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the          this achievement; (HLS 890)
United States military; (HLS 880)                                         WVII-TV station, of Bangor, which won awards in the
     Samuel J. Jackson, of South Portland, who has attained the      following categories at the Annual Maine Associated Press
high rank and distinction of Eagle Scout. Sam is a member of         Broadcasters Association contest: Sports Videography, Public
Troop #23 in South Portland and is the son of Paul and Gael          Affairs, Enterprise, Feature and Writing; (HLS 891)
Jackson. He is a senior at South Portland High School and was             WABI-TV station, of Bangor, which won awards in the
recently accepted to attend Northeastern University. We extend       following categories at the Annual Maine Associated Press
our congratulations and best wishes to Sam on his                    Broadcasters Association contest: Sports Play-by-Play, Spot
achievements; (HLS 881)                                              News, Public Affairs, Election Coverage and Continuous
     the following members of the 2005 graduating class of           Coverage; (HLS 892)
Freeport High School, who have earned the distinction of                  WZON radio station, of Bangor, which won awards in the
graduating with top honors: Summa Cum Laude Graduates                following categories at the Annual Maine Associated Press
Kathryn Abigail Albright, Melissa Bernard, Travis Brennan, Jarrod    Broadcasters Association contest: Sports Feature, Sports Play-
Burton, John Chisholm, Emmy Farnham, Kevin Gridley, Nicholas         by-Play, Sportscast and Newscast; (HLS 893)
Heinz, Ariel Lewis, Courtney Lynn Martin, Nicholas A. Martin,             WVOM-Radio Station, of Bangor, which won an award for
Maria McMorrow, Grace K. Montgomery, Katie Muldoon, David            Election Coverage at the Annual Maine Associated Press
Oransky, Danielle O'Rourke-Suchoff, Margaret A. Plouffe, Daniel      Broadcasters Association contest; (HLS 894)
Sanberg, Katherine E. Shaw, Racquel Mariel Skold, Jeffrey                 Paul Curtis, of Rockland, who is the recipient of a National
Smith, Maggie Smith, Travis Smith-Evans, Erin Soule, Kaj A.          Football Foundation College Hall of Fame Scholar-Athlete Award.
Thomsen and Cory L. Warren. We extend our congratulations            The award is given each year to the top 10 senior football
and best wishes to them on this accomplishment; (HLS 882)            scholar-athletes in the State. Paul plays football and is among
     the Honorable Daniel B. Williams, of Orono, former member       the State's finest track and field athletes; he competes in both
of the Maine House of Representatives and longtime and               indoor and outdoor track at Rockland District High School.
enthusiastic supporter of music and arts at the University of        Academically he ranks 12th in his graduating class and scored
Maine, who is the 2005 recipient of the annual Vincent A.            1200 on the Scholastic Aptitude Test. He was chosen for the All-
Hartgen Award by the University of Maine Patrons of the Arts for     Conference Team 2 years in a row.                We extend our
advancing the community of the arts on campus. An original           congratulations to Paul on his accomplishments; (HLS 895)
advisory board member of the Maine Center for the Arts, he co-            Ellen Ross, of Scarborough, on the occasion of her retirement
chairs the center's Gala Committee and serves on other center        as coach of the Scarborough High School Academic Decathlon
committees. He is a member of the American Choral Directors          Team. In her final year as decathlon coach, Ms. Ross did what
Association and has performed in several productions of the          she has done 15 times before: win the State Championship and
School of Performing Arts, where he has served as music              put the team into national competition. Her teams have won 16
director. Mr. Williams is the founder and music director of the      titles over the years and we acknowledge her exemplary skills as
University of Maine Black Bear Men's Chorus. He also directs         a coach and a mentor to her students. We extend our
"The Landlords," a men's glee club, which performs regularly for     congratulations to her on her retirement and send her our best
area civic groups and community organizations. Each year, Mr.        wishes; (HLS 896)
Williams co-writes and co-directs a show performed by University          Marc Girard, of Glenburn, who has been named a 2005
students at the Stillwater Society Dinner, which, through song,      delegate to the 58th Annual American Legion Dirigo Boys State.
recognizes and honors up to 4 prominent University of Maine          This is a program designed to provide an opportunity to
alumni. He has been a valuable asset to the university arts          participate in a program that educates young men to learn more
community and the Maine Center for the Arts for almost a

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about local, county and state government. We extend our                 generations of men and women like Staff Sergeant Bellefleur who
congratulations and best wishes to him; (HLS 897)                       have stepped forward to fight for the security of this nation so that
     the 7 sons of Alice and Alfred Payeur, of Springvale, who          we might continue to enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens
joined the United States military during World War II, the Korean       throughout the State in welcoming Staff Sergeant Bellefleur home
War and the Vietnam War. They served honorably, ranging in              and in extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to
years from 1941 to 1968. Clement, Robert, Conrad, Raymond,              the United States military; (HLS 907)
Albert, Donald and Larry Payeur gave a total of 47 years to the              Private First Class Tanya Rolande Hebert, of Chesterville,
United States Army and the United States Navy for the future and        who has returned home from active duty with the 240th Engineer
security of their country. The Sanford News dedicated its 2001          Group stationed in Iraq. We have been blessed with generations
Veterans' Day issue to these brave men, reviewing the military          of men and women like Private First Class Hebert who have
history of each man. We acknowledge their selfless dedicated            stepped forward to fight for the security of this nation so that we
service to our Nation, and we extend to them our best wishes;           might continue to enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens
(HLS 898)                                                               throughout the State in welcoming Private First Class Hebert
     Katherine Jones, of Glenburn, who has been named a 2005            home and in extending our appreciation to her for her
delegate to the American Legion Auxiliary Dirigo Girls State. This      commitment to the United States military; (HLS 908)
is a program designed to provide an opportunity to participate in            Sergeant Eric Benjamin Day, of Charlotte, who has returned
a program that educates young women to learn more about local,          home from active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat Battalion
county and state government. We extend our congratulations              stationed in Iraq. We have been blessed with generations of men
and best wishes to her; (HLS 899)                                       and women like Sergeant Day who have stepped forward to fight
     Sergeant Scott James Lewis, of Biddeford, who has returned         for the security of this nation so that we might continue to enjoy
home from active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat Battalion          liberty and freedom. We join citizens throughout the State in
stationed in Iraq. We have been blessed with generations of men         welcoming Sergeant Day home and in extending our appreciation
and women like Sergeant Lewis who have stepped forward to               to him for his commitment to the United States military; (HLS
fight for the security of this nation so that we might continue to      909)
enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens throughout the State             Staff Sergeant Daniel Patrick McDonald, of Charlotte, who
in welcoming Sergeant Lewis home and in extending our                   has returned home from active duty with the 152nd Field Artillery
appreciation to him for his commitment to the United States             stationed in Iraq. We have been blessed with generations of men
military; (HLS 900)                                                     and women like Staff Sergeant McDonald who have stepped
     Private Christopher Scoville, of Biddeford, who has returned       forward to fight for the security of this nation so that we might
home from active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat Battalion          continue to enjoy liberty and freedom.             We join citizens
stationed in Iraq. We have been blessed with generations of men         throughout the State in welcoming Staff Sergeant McDonald
and women like Private Scoville who have stepped forward to             home and in extending our appreciation to him for his
fight for the security of this nation so that we might continue to      commitment to the United States military; (HLS 910)
enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens throughout the State             Specialist Clayton Alan McDonald, of Charlotte, who has
in welcoming Private Scoville home and in extending our                 returned home from active duty with the 152nd Field Artillery
appreciation to him for his commitment to the United States             stationed in Iraq. We have been blessed with generations of men
military; (HLS 901)                                                     and women like Specialist McDonald who have stepped forward
     Specialist Kim Marie Purington, of Biddeford, who has              to fight for the security of this nation so that we might continue to
returned home from active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat           enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens throughout the State
Battalion stationed in Iraq.        We have been blessed with           in welcoming Specialist McDonald home and in extending our
generations of men and women like Specialist Purington who              appreciation to him for his commitment to the United States
have stepped forward to fight for the security of this nation so that   military; (HLS 911)
we might continue to enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens             Sergeant Lendell Glen Tarr, of Ashland, who has returned
throughout the State in welcoming Specialist Purington home and         home from active duty with the 152nd Field Artillery stationed in
in extending our appreciation to her for her commitment to the          Iraq. We have been blessed with generations of men and
United States military; (HLS 902)                                       women like Sergeant Tarr who have stepped forward to fight for
     Sergeant Timothy Edward Lavigne, of Biddeford, who has             the security of this nation so that we might continue to enjoy
returned home from active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat           liberty and freedom. We join citizens throughout the State in
Battalion stationed in Iraq.        We have been blessed with           welcoming Sergeant Tarr home and in extending our appreciation
generations of men and women like Sergeant Lavigne who have             to him for his commitment to the United States military; (HLS
stepped forward to fight for the security of this nation so that we     912)
might continue to enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens                Staff Sergeant Sean Eric Mantlow, of Ashland, who has
throughout the State in welcoming Sergeant Lavigne home and in          returned home from active duty with the 152nd Field Artillery
extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the             stationed in Iraq. We have been blessed with generations of men
United States military; (HLS 903)                                       and women like Staff Sergeant Mantlow who have stepped
     Private First Class Joseph Woodrow Fontenot, of Biddeford,         forward to fight for the security of this nation so that we might
who has returned home from active duty with the 133rd Engineer          continue to enjoy liberty and freedom.             We join citizens
Combat Battalion stationed in Iraq. We have been blessed with           throughout the State in welcoming Staff Sergeant Mantlow home
generations of men and women like Private First Class Fontenot          and in extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to
who have stepped forward to fight for the security of this nation       the United States military; (HLS 913)
so that we might continue to enjoy liberty and freedom. We join              Sergeant Culley Wade Lasselle, of Burnham, who has
citizens throughout the State in welcoming Private First Class          returned home from active duty with the 152nd Field Artillery
Fontenot home and in extending our appreciation to him for his          stationed in Iraq. We have been blessed with generations of men
commitment to the United States military; (HLS 904)                     and women like Sergeant Lasselle who have stepped forward to
     Specialist David Scott Berry, of Biddeford, who has returned       fight for the security of this nation so that we might continue to
home from active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat Battalion          enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens throughout the State
stationed in Iraq. We have been blessed with generations of men         in welcoming Sergeant Lasselle home and in extending our
and women like Specialist Berry who have stepped forward to             appreciation to him for his commitment to the United States
fight for the security of this nation so that we might continue to      military; (HLS 914)
enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens throughout the State             Specialist Kyle Devin Roy, of Burnham, who has returned
in welcoming Specialist Berry home and in extending our                 home from active duty with the 152nd Field Artillery stationed in
appreciation to him for his commitment to the United States             Iraq. We have been blessed with generations of men and
military; (HLS 905)                                                     women like Specialist Roy who have stepped forward to fight for
     Sergeant First Class Michael David Kutz, of Lagrange, who          the security of this nation so that we might continue to enjoy
has returned home from active duty with the 133rd Engineer              liberty and freedom. We join citizens throughout the State in
Combat Battalion stationed in Iraq. We have been blessed with           welcoming Specialist Roy home and in extending our
generations of men and women like Sergeant First Class Kutz             appreciation to him for his commitment to the United States
who have stepped forward to fight for the security of this nation       military; (HLS 915)
so that we might continue to enjoy liberty and freedom. We join              Specialist Kenneth Andrew Lackie, of Burnham, who has
citizens throughout the State in welcoming Sergeant First Class         returned home from active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat
Kutz home and in extending our appreciation to him for his              Battalion stationed in Iraq.         We have been blessed with
commitment to the United States military; (HLS 906)                     generations of men and women like Specialist Lackie who have
     Staff Sergeant David Louis Bellefleur, of Fairfield, who has       stepped forward to fight for the security of this nation so that we
returned home from active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat           might continue to enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens
Battalion stationed in Iraq.        We have been blessed with           throughout the State in welcoming Specialist Lackie home and in

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extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the             generations of men and women like Specialist Jones who have
United States military; (HLS 916)                                       stepped forward to fight for the security of this nation so that we
     Sergeant Matthew Alex Boucher, of Byron, who has returned          might continue to enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens
home from active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat Battalion          throughout the State in welcoming Specialist Jones home and in
stationed in Iraq. We have been blessed with generations of men         extending our appreciation to her for her commitment to the
and women like Sergeant Boucher who have stepped forward to             United States military; (HLS 926)
fight for the security of this nation so that we might continue to          Staff Sergeant Harold Wayne Fitch, of Fairfield, who has
enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens throughout the State        returned home from active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat
in welcoming Sergeant Boucher home and in extending our                 Battalion stationed in Iraq.        We have been blessed with
appreciation to him for his commitment to the United States             generations of men and women like Staff Sergeant Fitch who
military; (HLS 917)                                                     have stepped forward to fight for the security of this nation so that
     Private First Class Frank Nathan Poussard, of Wales, who           we might continue to enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens
has returned home from active duty with the 133rd Engineer              throughout the State in welcoming Staff Sergeant Fitch home and
Combat Battalion stationed in Iraq. We have been blessed with           in extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the
generations of men and women like Private First Class Poussard          United States military; (HLS 927)
who have stepped forward to fight for the security of this nation           Sergeant Peter Paul Joyce, of Harrington, who has returned
so that we might continue to enjoy liberty and freedom. We join         home from active duty with the 152nd Field Artillery stationed in
citizens throughout the State in welcoming Private First Class          Iraq. We have been blessed with generations of men and
Poussard home and in extending our appreciation to him for his          women like Sergeant Joyce who have stepped forward to fight for
commitment to the United States military; (HLS 918)                     the security of this nation so that we might continue to enjoy
     Specialist Scott Alan Morgan, of New Sweden, who has               liberty and freedom. We join citizens throughout the State in
returned home from active duty with the 152nd Field Artillery           welcoming Sergeant Joyce home and in extending our
stationed in Iraq. We have been blessed with generations of men         appreciation to him for his commitment to the United States
and women like Specialist Morgan who have stepped forward to            military; (HLS 928)
fight for the security of this nation so that we might continue to          Sergeant William Glen Furbush, of Kittery, who has returned
enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens throughout the State        home from active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat Battalion
in welcoming Specialist Morgan home and in extending our                stationed in Iraq. We have been blessed with generations of men
appreciation to him for his commitment to the United States             and women like Sergeant Furbush who have stepped forward to
military; (HLS 919)                                                     fight for the security of this nation so that we might continue to
     Specialist Davis Calvin Deschaine, of New Canada, who has          enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens throughout the State
returned home from active duty with the 152nd Field Artillery           in welcoming Sergeant Furbush home and in extending our
stationed in Iraq. We have been blessed with generations of men         appreciation to him for his commitment to the United States
and women like Specialist Deschaine who have stepped forward            military; (HLS 929)
to fight for the security of this nation so that we might continue to       Specialist Walter Jason Dyer, of Lagrange, who has returned
enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens throughout the State        home from active duty with the 152nd Field Artillery stationed in
in welcoming Specialist Deschaine home and in extending our             Iraq. We have been blessed with generations of men and
appreciation to him for his commitment to the United States             women like Specialist Dyer who have stepped forward to fight for
military; (HLS 920)                                                     the security of this nation so that we might continue to enjoy
     Specialist Trevor Francis Philbrook, of Northport, who has         liberty and freedom. We join citizens throughout the State in
returned home from active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat           welcoming Specialist Dyer home and in extending our
Battalion stationed in Iraq.         We have been blessed with          appreciation to him for his commitment to the United States
generations of men and women like Specialist Philbrook who              military; (HLS 930)
have stepped forward to fight for the security of this nation so that       Staff Sergeant Steve Allen Taggett, of Limestone, who has
we might continue to enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens        returned home from active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat
throughout the State in welcoming Specialist Philbrook home and         Battalion stationed in Iraq.        We have been blessed with
in extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the          generations of men and women like Staff Sergeant Taggett who
United States military; (HLS 921)                                       have stepped forward to fight for the security of this nation so that
     Sergeant Harold James Gray, of Penobscot, who has                  we might continue to enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens
returned home from active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat           throughout the State in welcoming Staff Sergeant Taggett home
Battalion stationed in Iraq.         We have been blessed with          and in extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to
generations of men and women like Sergeant Gray who have                the United States military; (HLS 931)
stepped forward to fight for the security of this nation so that we         Sergeant Benjamin Franklin Wood, of Fairfield, who has
might continue to enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens           returned home from active duty with the 240th Engineer Group
throughout the State in welcoming Sergeant Gray home and in             stationed in Iraq. We have been blessed with generations of men
extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the             and women like Sergeant Wood who have stepped forward to
United States military; (HLS 922)                                       fight for the security of this nation so that we might continue to
     Specialist Charles Raymond Davis, of Starks, who has               enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens throughout the State
returned home from active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat           in welcoming Sergeant Wood home and in extending our
Battalion stationed in Iraq.         We have been blessed with          appreciation to him for his commitment to the United States
generations of men and women like Specialist Davis who have             military; (HLS 932)
stepped forward to fight for the security of this nation so that we         Specialist Eric Tracy Dumont, of Fairfield, who has returned
might continue to enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens           home from active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat Battalion
throughout the State in welcoming Specialist Davis home and in          stationed in Iraq. We have been blessed with generations of men
extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the             and women like Specialist Dumont who have stepped forward to
United States military; (HLS 923)                                       fight for the security of this nation so that we might continue to
     Sergeant Duane Howard Haight, Jr., of Troy, who has                enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens throughout the State
returned home from active duty with the 172nd Infantry stationed        in welcoming Specialist Dumont home and in extending our
in Iraq. We have been blessed with generations of men and               appreciation to him for his commitment to the United States
women like Sergeant Haight who have stepped forward to fight            military; (HLS 933)
for the security of this nation so that we might continue to enjoy          Sergeant John Johnny Ouellette, of St. Francis, who has
liberty and freedom. We join citizens throughout the State in           returned home from active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat
welcoming Sergeant Haight home and in extending our                     Battalion stationed in Iraq.        We have been blessed with
appreciation to him for his commitment to the United States             generations of men and women like Sergeant Ouellette who have
military; (HLS 924)                                                     stepped forward to fight for the security of this nation so that we
     Specialist Scott Eliot Jones, of Montville, who has returned       might continue to enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens
home from active duty with the 172nd Infantry stationed in Iraq.        throughout the State in welcoming Sergeant Ouellette home and
We have been blessed with generations of men and women like             in extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the
Specialist Jones who have stepped forward to fight for the              United States military; (HLS 934)
security of this nation so that we might continue to enjoy liberty          Specialist Joel Robert Blackwell, of Whitefield, who has
and freedom. We join citizens throughout the State in welcoming         returned home from active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat
Specialist Jones home and in extending our appreciation to him          Battalion stationed in Iraq.        We have been blessed with
for his commitment to the United States military; (HLS 925)             generations of men and women like Specialist Blackwell who
     Specialist Meaghan Fawn Jones, of Montville, who has               have stepped forward to fight for the security of this nation so that
returned home from active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat           we might continue to enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens
Battalion stationed in Iraq.         We have been blessed with          throughout the State in welcoming Specialist Blackwell home and

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                                                December 1, 2004 to December 5, 2006

in extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the          might continue to enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens
United States military; (HLS 935)                                       throughout the State in welcoming Sergeant First Class Robinson
     Private First Class Brad Tobey Bowden, of Whitefield, who          home and in extending our appreciation to her for her
has returned home from active duty with the 133rd Engineer              commitment to the United States military; (HLS 944)
Combat Battalion stationed in Iraq. We have been blessed with               Specialist Albert Goff, of Sidney, who has returned home after
generations of men and women like Private First Class Bowden            15 months of active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat
who have stepped forward to fight for the security of this nation       Battalion, Company A, stationed in Iraq. While in Iraq, Company
so that we might continue to enjoy liberty and freedom. We join         A built schools and municipal buildings and constructed new
citizens throughout the State in welcoming Private First Class          roads. We have been blessed with generations of men and
Bowden home and in extending our appreciation to him for his            women like Specialist Goff who have stepped forward to fight for
commitment to the United States military; (HLS 936)                     the security of this nation so that we might continue to enjoy
     Specialist Jacob Norman Mathews, of Whitefield, who has            liberty and freedom. We join citizens throughout the State in
returned home from active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat           welcoming Specialist Goff home and in extending our
Battalion stationed in Iraq.      We have been blessed with             appreciation to him for his commitment to the United States
generations of men and women like Specialist Mathews who                military; (HLS 945)
have stepped forward to fight for the security of this nation so that       Staff Sergeant Earl Holt, of Sidney, who has returned home
we might continue to enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens        after 15 months of active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat
throughout the State in welcoming Specialist Mathews home and           Battalion, Company A, stationed in Iraq. While in Iraq, Company
in extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the          A built schools and municipal buildings and constructed new
United States military; (HLS 937)                                       roads. We have been blessed with generations of men and
     Sergeant Joseph Anthony Infante, of Waterville, who has            women like Staff Sergeant Holt who have stepped forward to fight
returned home from active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat           for the security of this nation so that we might continue to enjoy
Battalion stationed in Iraq.      We have been blessed with             liberty and freedom. We join citizens throughout the State in
generations of men and women like Sergeant Infante who have             welcoming Staff Sergeant Holt home and in extending our
stepped forward to fight for the security of this nation so that we     appreciation to him for his commitment to the United States
might continue to enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens           military; (HLS 946)
throughout the State in welcoming Sergeant Infante home and in              Sergeant Shonn Perry, of Oakland, who has returned home
extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the             after 15 months of active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat
United States military; (HLS 938)                                       Battalion, Company A, stationed in Iraq. While in Iraq, Company
     Sergeant Todd Erik Kiilsgaard, of Westbrook, who has               A built schools and municipal buildings and constructed new
returned home from active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat           roads. We have been blessed with generations of men and
Battalion stationed in Iraq.      We have been blessed with             women like Sergeant Perry who have stepped forward to fight for
generations of men and women like Sergeant Kiilsgaard who               the security of this nation so that we might continue to enjoy
have stepped forward to fight for the security of this nation so that   liberty and freedom. We join citizens throughout the State in
we might continue to enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens        welcoming Sergeant Perry home and in extending our
throughout the State in welcoming Sergeant Kiilsgaard home and          appreciation to him for his commitment to the United States
in extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the          military; (HLS 947)
United States military; (HLS 939)                                           Sergeant Levi Orff, of Oakland, who has returned home after
     Sergeant Douglas Edward Chabot, Jr., of Westbrook, who             15 months of active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat
has returned home from active duty with the 133rd Engineer              Battalion, Company A, stationed in Iraq. While in Iraq, Company
Combat Battalion stationed in Iraq. We have been blessed with           A built schools and municipal buildings and constructed new
generations of men and women like Sergeant Chabot who have              roads. We have been blessed with generations of men and
stepped forward to fight for the security of this nation so that we     women like Sergeant Orff who have stepped forward to fight for
might continue to enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens           the security of this nation so that we might continue to enjoy
throughout the State in welcoming Sergeant Chabot home and in           liberty and freedom. We join citizens throughout the State in
extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the             welcoming Sergeant Orff home and in extending our appreciation
United States military; (HLS 940)                                       to him for his commitment to the United States military; (HLS
     Sergeant Lawrence Linwood McManus, of Addison, who has             948)
returned home from active duty with the 152nd Maintenance                   Sergeant Weldon Bean, of Oakland, who has returned home
Company stationed in Iraq. We have been blessed with                    after 15 months of active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat
generations of men and women like Sergeant McManus who                  Battalion, Company A, stationed in Iraq. While in Iraq, Company
have stepped forward to fight for the security of this nation so that   A built schools and municipal buildings and constructed new
we might continue to enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens        roads. We have been blessed with generations of men and
throughout the State in welcoming Sergeant McManus home and             women like Sergeant Bean who have stepped forward to fight for
in extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the          the security of this nation so that we might continue to enjoy
United States military; (HLS 941)                                       liberty and freedom. We join citizens throughout the State in
     Sergeant William Ranta, of Monson, who has returned home           welcoming Sergeant Bean home and in extending our
after 15 months of active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat           appreciation to him for his commitment to the United States
Battalion, Company A, stationed in Iraq. While in Iraq, Company         military; (HLS 949)
A built schools and municipal buildings and constructed new                 Specialist Josh Metcalf, of Porter, who has returned home
roads. We have been blessed with generations of men and                 after 15 months of active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat
women like Sergeant Ranta who have stepped forward to fight for         Battalion, Company A, stationed in Iraq. While in Iraq, Company
the security of this nation so that we might continue to enjoy          A built schools and municipal buildings and constructed new
liberty and freedom. We join citizens throughout the State in           roads. We have been blessed with generations of men and
welcoming Sergeant Ranta home and in extending our                      women like Specialist Metcalf who have stepped forward to fight
appreciation to him for his commitment to the United States             for the security of this nation so that we might continue to enjoy
military; (HLS 942)                                                     liberty and freedom. We join citizens throughout the State in
     Private First Class Christopher Wade, of Sidney, who has           welcoming Specialist Metcalf home and in extending our
returned home after 15 months of active duty with the 133rd             appreciation to him for his commitment to the United States
Engineer Combat Battalion, Company A, stationed in Iraq. While          military; (HLS 950)
in Iraq, Company A built schools and municipal buildings and                Sergeant Jeffrey Blake, of Fryeburg, who has returned home
constructed new roads. We have been blessed with generations            after 15 months of active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat
of men and women like Private First Class Wade who have                 Battalion, Company A, stationed in Iraq. While in Iraq, Company
stepped forward to fight for the security of this nation so that we     A built schools and municipal buildings and constructed new
might continue to enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens           roads. We have been blessed with generations of men and
throughout the State in welcoming Private First Class Wade              women like Sergeant Blake who have stepped forward to fight for
home and in extending our appreciation to him for his                   the security of this nation so that we might continue to enjoy
commitment to the United States military; (HLS 943)                     liberty and freedom. We join citizens throughout the State in
     Sergeant First Class Diane Robinson, of Sidney, who has            welcoming Sergeant Blake home and in extending our
returned home after 15 months of active duty with the 133rd             appreciation to him for his commitment to the United States
Engineer Combat Battalion, Company A, stationed in Iraq. While          military; (HLS 951)
in Iraq, Company A built schools and municipal buildings and                Sergeant Carrie Fletcher, of Fryeburg, who has returned
constructed new roads. We have been blessed with generations            home after 15 months of active duty with the 133rd Engineer
of men and women like Sergeant First Class Robinson who have            Combat Battalion, Company A, stationed in Iraq. While in Iraq,
stepped forward to fight for the security of this nation so that we     Company A built schools and municipal buildings and

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                                              December 1, 2004 to December 5, 2006

constructed new roads. We have been blessed with generations             Second Lieutenant Lisa Sessions, of Norway, who has
of men and women like Sergeant Fletcher who have stepped             returned home after 15 months of active duty with the 133rd
forward to fight for the security of this nation so that we might    Engineer Combat Battalion, Company A, stationed in Iraq. While
continue to enjoy liberty and freedom.          We join citizens     in Iraq, Company A built schools and municipal buildings and
throughout the State in welcoming Sergeant Fletcher home and         constructed new roads. We have been blessed with generations
in extending our appreciation to her for her commitment to the       of men and women like Second Lieutenant Sessions who have
United States military; (HLS 952)                                    stepped forward to fight for the security of this nation so that we
    Specialist Jason Patterson, of Fryeburg, who has returned        might continue to enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens
home after 15 months of active duty with the 133rd Engineer          throughout the State in welcoming Second Lieutenant Sessions
Combat Battalion, Company A, stationed in Iraq. While in Iraq,       home and in extending our appreciation to her for her
Company A built schools and municipal buildings and                  commitment to the United States military; (HLS 960)
constructed new roads. We have been blessed with generations             Specialist Jason Reardon, of Norway, who has returned
of men and women like Specialist Patterson who have stepped          home after 15 months of active duty with the 133rd Engineer
forward to fight for the security of this nation so that we might    Combat Battalion, Company A, stationed in Iraq. While in Iraq,
continue to enjoy liberty and freedom.          We join citizens     Company A built schools and municipal buildings and
throughout the State in welcoming Specialist Patterson home and      constructed new roads. We have been blessed with generations
in extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the       of men and women like Specialist Reardon who have stepped
United States military; (HLS 953)                                    forward to fight for the security of this nation so that we might
    Sergeant Christopher Boyce, of Waterford, who has returned       continue to enjoy liberty and freedom.           We join citizens
home after 15 months of active duty with the 133rd Engineer          throughout the State in welcoming Specialist Reardon home and
Combat Battalion, Company A, stationed in Iraq. While in Iraq,       in extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the
Company A built schools and municipal buildings and                  United States military; (HLS 961)
constructed new roads. We have been blessed with generations             Captain Daniel Curtis, of Norway, who has returned home
of men and women like Sergeant Boyce who have stepped                after 15 months of active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat
forward to fight for the security of this nation so that we might    Battalion, Company A, stationed in Iraq. While in Iraq, Company
continue to enjoy liberty and freedom.          We join citizens     A built schools and municipal buildings and constructed new
throughout the State in welcoming Sergeant Boyce home and in         roads. We have been blessed with generations of men and
extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the          women like Captain Curtis who have stepped forward to fight for
United States military; (HLS 954)                                    the security of this nation so that we might continue to enjoy
    Staff Sergeant Steve Bond, of Waterford, who has returned        liberty and freedom. We join citizens throughout the State in
home after 15 months of active duty with the 133rd Engineer          welcoming Captain Curtis home and in extending our
Combat Battalion, Company A, stationed in Iraq. While in Iraq,       appreciation to him for his commitment to the United States
Company A built schools and municipal buildings and                  military; (HLS 962)
constructed new roads. We have been blessed with generations             Staff Sergeant Stephen Deabay, of Brewer, who has returned
of men and women like Staff Sergeant Bond who have stepped           home after 12 months of active duty with the 133rd Engineer
forward to fight for the security of this nation so that we might    Combat Battalion stationed in Iraq. While in Iraq, the 133rd built
continue to enjoy liberty and freedom.          We join citizens     schools and municipal buildings and constructed new roads. We
throughout the State in welcoming Staff Sergeant Bond home           have been blessed with generations of men and women like Staff
and in extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to       Sergeant Deabay who have stepped forward to fight for the
the United States military; (HLS 955)                                security of this nation so that we might continue to enjoy liberty
    Specialist Jonathan Stevens, of West Paris, who has returned     and freedom. We join citizens throughout the State in welcoming
home after 15 months of active duty with the 133rd Engineer          Staff Sergeant Deabay home and in extending our appreciation
Combat Battalion, Company A, stationed in Iraq. While in Iraq,       to him for his commitment to the United States military; (HLS
Company A built schools and municipal buildings and                  963)
constructed new roads. We have been blessed with generations             Specialist Philip Cyrus, of Brewer, who has returned home
of men and women like Specialist Stevens who have stepped            after 13 months of active duty with the 1-152nd Field Artillery
forward to fight for the security of this nation so that we might    Forward Division stationed in Iraq. We have been blessed with
continue to enjoy liberty and freedom.          We join citizens     generations of men and women like Specialist Cyrus who have
throughout the State in welcoming Specialist Stevens home and        stepped forward to fight for the security of this nation so that we
in extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the       might continue to enjoy liberty and freedom. We join the citizens
United States military; (HLS 956)                                    throughout the State in welcoming Specialist Cyrus home and in
    Sergeant Randall Jones, of West Paris, who has returned          extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the
home after 15 months of active duty with the 133rd Engineer          United States military; (HLS 964)
Combat Battalion, Company A, stationed in Iraq. While in Iraq,           Staff Sergeant Anthony Long, of Eddington, who has returned
Company A built schools and municipal buildings and                  home after 12 months of active duty with the 133rd Engineer
constructed new roads. We have been blessed with generations         Combat Battalion stationed in Iraq. While in Iraq, the 133rd built
of men and women like Sergeant Jones who have stepped                schools and municipal buildings and constructed new roads. We
forward to fight for the security of this nation so that we might    have been blessed with generations of men and women like Staff
continue to enjoy liberty and freedom.          We join citizens     Sergeant Long who have stepped forward to fight for the security
throughout the State in welcoming Sergeant Jones home and in         of this nation so that we might continue to enjoy liberty and
extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the          freedom. We join citizens throughout the State in welcoming
United States military; (HLS 957)                                    Staff Sergeant Long home and in extending our appreciation to
    Sergeant Shawn Coffin, of West Paris, who has returned           him for his commitment to the United States military; (HLS 965)
home after 15 months of active duty with the 133rd Engineer              Staff Sergeant Paula Linscott, of Clifton, who has returned
Combat Battalion, Company A, stationed in Iraq. While in Iraq,       home after 12 months of active duty with the 133rd Engineer
Company A built schools and municipal buildings and                  Combat Battalion stationed in Iraq. While in Iraq, the 133rd built
constructed new roads. We have been blessed with generations         schools and municipal buildings and constructed new roads. We
of men and women like Sergeant Coffin who have stepped               have been blessed with generations of men and women like Staff
forward to fight for the security of this nation so that we might    Sergeant Linscott who have stepped forward to fight for the
continue to enjoy liberty and freedom.          We join citizens     security of this nation so that we might continue to enjoy liberty
throughout the State in welcoming Sergeant Coffin home and in        and freedom. We join citizens throughout the State in welcoming
extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the          Staff Sergeant Linscott home and in extending our appreciation
United States military; (HLS 958)                                    to her for her commitment to the United States military; (HLS
    Specialist Jon Eldred, of Norway, who has returned home          966)
after 15 months of active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat            Sergeant Norman Long, of Eddington, who has returned
Battalion, Company A, stationed in Iraq. While in Iraq, Company      home after 12 months of active duty with the 133rd Engineer
A built schools and municipal buildings and constructed new          Combat Battalion stationed in Iraq. While in Iraq, the 133rd built
roads. We have been blessed with generations of men and              schools and municipal buildings and constructed new roads. We
women like Specialist Eldred who have stepped forward to fight       have been blessed with generations of men and women like
for the security of this nation so that we might continue to enjoy   Sergeant Long who have stepped forward to fight for the security
liberty and freedom. We join citizens throughout the State in        of this nation so that we might continue to enjoy liberty and
welcoming Specialist Eldred home and in extending our                freedom. We join citizens throughout the State in welcoming
appreciation to him for his commitment to the United States          Sergeant Long home and in extending our appreciation to him for
military; (HLS 959)                                                  his commitment to the United States military; (HLS 967)


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    Sergeant Michael Knights, of Bradley, who has returned            appreciation to him for his commitment to the United States
home after 13 months of active duty with the 1-152nd Field            military; (HLS 975)
Artillery Forward Division stationed in Iraq. We have been                Specialist Richard Hovey, of Turner, who has returned home
blessed with generations of men and women like Sergeant               after 15 months of active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat
Knights who have stepped forward to fight for the security of this    Battalion, Company C, stationed in Iraq. While in Iraq, Company
nation so that we might continue to enjoy liberty and freedom.        C built schools and municipal buildings and constructed new
We join the citizens throughout the State in welcoming Sergeant       roads. We have been blessed with generations of men and
Knights home and in extending our appreciation to him for his         women like Specialist Hovey who have stepped forward to fight
commitment to the United States military; (HLS 968)                   for the security of this nation so that we might continue to enjoy
    Staff Sergeant Richard Hatch, of Hebron, who has returned         liberty and freedom. We join citizens throughout the State in
home after 15 months of active duty with the 133rd Engineer           welcoming Specialist Hovey home and in extending our
Combat Battalion, Company C, stationed in Iraq. While in Iraq,        appreciation to him for his commitment to the United States
Company C built schools and municipal buildings and                   military; (HLS 976)
constructed new roads. We have been blessed with generations              Sergeant Eric Richardson, of Canton, who has returned home
of men and women like Staff Sergeant Hatch who have stepped           after 15 months of active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat
forward to fight for the security of this nation so that we might     Battalion, Company C, stationed in Iraq. While in Iraq, Company
continue to enjoy liberty and freedom.           We join citizens     C built schools and municipal buildings and constructed new
throughout the State in welcoming Staff Sergeant Hatch home           roads. We have been blessed with generations of men and
and in extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to        women like Sergeant Richardson who have stepped forward to
the United States military; (HLS 969)                                 fight for the security of this nation so that we might continue to
    Sergeant Scott St. Pierre, of Hebron, who has returned home       enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens throughout the State
after 15 months of active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat         in welcoming Sergeant Richardson home and in extending our
Battalion, Company C, stationed in Iraq. While in Iraq, Company       appreciation to him for his commitment to the United States
C built schools and municipal buildings and constructed new           military; (HLS 977)
roads. We have been blessed with generations of men and                   Specialist Ronald Cyr, of Augusta, who has returned home
women like Sergeant St. Pierre who have stepped forward to            after 15 months of active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat
fight for the security of this nation so that we might continue to    Battalion, Company A, stationed in Iraq. While in Iraq, Company
enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens throughout the State      A built schools and municipal buildings and constructed new
in welcoming Sergeant St. Pierre home and in extending our            roads. We have been blessed with generations of men and
appreciation to him for his commitment to the United States           women like Specialist Cyr who have stepped forward to fight for
military; (HLS 970)                                                   the security of this nation so that we might continue to enjoy
    Staff Sergeant Maurice Hebert, of Hebron, who has returned        liberty and freedom. We join citizens throughout the State in
home after 15 months of active duty with the 133rd Engineer           welcoming Specialist Cyr home and in extending our appreciation
Combat Battalion, Company C, stationed in Iraq. While in Iraq,        to him for his commitment to the United States military; (HLS
Company C built schools and municipal buildings and                   978)
constructed new roads. We have been blessed with generations              Specialist Trevor Brawn, of Augusta, who has returned home
of men and women like Staff Sergeant Hebert who have stepped          after 15 months of active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat
forward to fight for the security of this nation so that we might     Battalion, Company A, stationed in Iraq. While in Iraq, Company
continue to enjoy liberty and freedom.           We join citizens     A built schools and municipal buildings and constructed new
throughout the State in welcoming Staff Sergeant Hebert home          roads. We have been blessed with generations of men and
and in extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to        women like Specialist Brawn who have stepped forward to fight
the United States military; (HLS 971)                                 for the security of this nation so that we might continue to enjoy
    Sergeant First Class Henry Lauze, of Minot, who has returned      liberty and freedom. We join citizens throughout the State in
home after 15 months of active duty with the 133rd Engineer           welcoming Specialist Brawn home and in extending our
Combat Battalion, Company C, stationed in Iraq. While in Iraq,        appreciation to him for his commitment to the United States
Company C built schools and municipal buildings and                   military; (HLS 979)
constructed new roads. We have been blessed with generations              Sergeant Jamie Hanson, of Augusta, who has returned home
of men and women like Sergeant First Class Lauze who have             after 15 months of active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat
stepped forward to fight for the security of this nation so that we   Battalion, Company A, stationed in Iraq. While in Iraq, Company
might continue to enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens         A built schools and municipal buildings and constructed new
throughout the State in welcoming Sergeant First Class Lauze          roads. We have been blessed with generations of men and
home and in extending our appreciation to him for his                 women like Sergeant Hanson who have stepped forward to fight
commitment to the United States military; (HLS 972)                   for the security of this nation so that we might continue to enjoy
    Sergeant Pete Adamen, of Turner, who has returned home            liberty and freedom. We join citizens throughout the State in
after 15 months of active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat         welcoming Sergeant Hanson home and in extending our
Battalion, Company C, stationed in Iraq. While in Iraq, Company       appreciation to him for his commitment to the United States
C built schools and municipal buildings and constructed new           military; (HLS 980)
roads. We have been blessed with generations of men and                   Specialist Chad Haskell, of Augusta, who has returned home
women like Sergeant Adamen who have stepped forward to fight          after 15 months of active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat
for the security of this nation so that we might continue to enjoy    Battalion, Company A, stationed in Iraq. While in Iraq, Company
liberty and freedom. We join citizens throughout the State in         A built schools and municipal buildings and constructed new
welcoming Sergeant Adamen home and in extending our                   roads. We have been blessed with generations of men and
appreciation to him for his commitment to the United States           women like Specialist Haskell who have stepped forward to fight
military; (HLS 973)                                                   for the security of this nation so that we might continue to enjoy
    Specialist Christian Duchette, of Turner, who has returned        liberty and freedom. We join citizens throughout the State in
home after 15 months of active duty with the 133rd Engineer           welcoming Specialist Haskell home and in extending our
Combat Battalion, Company C, stationed in Iraq. While in Iraq,        appreciation to him for his commitment to the United States
Company C built schools and municipal buildings and                   military; (HLS 981)
constructed new roads. We have been blessed with generations              Captain Marleen Lajoie, of Augusta, who has returned home
of men and women like Specialist Duchette who have stepped            after 15 months of active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat
forward to fight for the security of this nation so that we might     Battalion, Company A, stationed in Iraq. While in Iraq, Company
continue to enjoy liberty and freedom.           We join citizens     A built schools and municipal buildings and constructed new
throughout the State in welcoming Specialist Duchette home and        roads. We have been blessed with generations of men and
in extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the        women like Captain Lajoie who have stepped forward to fight for
United States military; (HLS 974)                                     the security of this nation so that we might continue to enjoy
    Sergeant James Cote, of Turner, who has returned home             liberty and freedom. We join citizens throughout the State in
after 15 months of active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat         welcoming Captain Lajoie home and in extending our
Battalion, Company C, stationed in Iraq. While in Iraq, Company       appreciation to her for her commitment to the United States
C built schools and municipal buildings and constructed new           military; (HLS 982)
roads. We have been blessed with generations of men and                   Specialist Sean Lawrence, of Augusta, who has returned
women like Sergeant Cote who have stepped forward to fight for        home after 15 months of active duty with the 133rd Engineer
the security of this nation so that we might continue to enjoy        Combat Battalion, Company A, stationed in Iraq. While in Iraq,
liberty and freedom. We join citizens throughout the State in         Company A built schools and municipal buildings and
welcoming Sergeant Cote home and in extending our                     constructed new roads. We have been blessed with generations
                                                                      of men and women like Specialist Lawrence who have stepped

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forward to fight for the security of this nation so that we might     in Iraq, Company A built schools and municipal buildings and
continue to enjoy liberty and freedom.           We join citizens     constructed new roads. We have been blessed with generations
throughout the State in welcoming Specialist Lawrence home and        of men and women like Sergeant First Class Berthiaume who
in extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the        have stepped forward to fight for the security of this nation so that
United States military; (HLS 983)                                     we might continue to enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens
    Private First Class Jashaab Leland, of Augusta, who has           throughout the State in welcoming Sergeant First Class
returned home after 15 months of active duty with the 133rd           Berthiaume home and in extending our appreciation to him for his
Engineer Combat Battalion, Company A, stationed in Iraq. While        commitment to the United States military; (HLS 991)
in Iraq, Company A built schools and municipal buildings and              Sergeant James Bonnell, of Vassalboro, who has returned
constructed new roads. We have been blessed with generations          home after 15 months of active duty with the 133rd Engineer
of men and women like Private First Class Leland who have             Combat Battalion, Company A, stationed in Iraq. While in Iraq,
stepped forward to fight for the security of this nation so that we   Company A built schools and municipal buildings and
might continue to enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens         constructed new roads. We have been blessed with generations
throughout the State in welcoming Private First Class Leland          of men and women like Sergeant Bonnell who have stepped
home and in extending our appreciation to him for his                 forward to fight for the security of this nation so that we might
commitment to the United States military; (HLS 984)                   continue to enjoy liberty and freedom.           We join citizens
    Private First Class Bradley Magee, of Augusta, who has            throughout the State in welcoming Sergeant Bonnell home and in
returned home after 15 months of active duty with the 133rd           extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the
Engineer Combat Battalion, Company A, stationed in Iraq. While        United States military; (HLS 992)
in Iraq, Company A built schools and municipal buildings and              Private First Class Joshua Slater, of Hancock, who has
constructed new roads. We have been blessed with generations          returned home after 15 months of active duty with the 133rd
of men and women like Private First Class Magee who have              Engineer Combat Battalion, Company A, stationed in Iraq. While
stepped forward to fight for the security of this nation so that we   in Iraq, Company A built schools and municipal buildings and
might continue to enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens         constructed new roads. We have been blessed with generations
throughout the State in welcoming Private First Class Magee           of men and women like Private First Class Slater who have
home and in extending our appreciation to him for his                 stepped forward to fight for the security of this nation so that we
commitment to the United States military; (HLS 985)                   might continue to enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens
    Sergeant James Murphy, of Augusta, who has returned home          throughout the State in welcoming Private First Class Slater
after 15 months of active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat         home and in extending our appreciation to him for his
Battalion, Company A, stationed in Iraq. While in Iraq, Company       commitment to the United States military; (HLS 993)
A built schools and municipal buildings and constructed new               Staff Sergeant Tony Ryan Cochran, of Presque Isle, who has
roads. We have been blessed with generations of men and               returned home from active duty with the 152nd Field Artillery
women like Sergeant Murphy who have stepped forward to fight          stationed in Iraq. We have been blessed with generations of men
for the security of this nation so that we might continue to enjoy    and women like Staff Sergeant Cochran who have stepped
liberty and freedom. We join citizens throughout the State in         forward to fight for the security of this nation so that we might
welcoming Sergeant Murphy home and in extending our                   continue to enjoy liberty and freedom.           We join citizens
appreciation to him for his commitment to the United States           throughout the State in welcoming Staff Sergeant Cochran home
military; (HLS 986)                                                   and in extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to
    Specialist Nathan Tibbetts, of Augusta, who has returned          the United States military; (HLS 994)
home after 15 months of active duty with the 133rd Engineer               Staff Sergeant Kirk Marshall Donovan, of Presque Isle, who
Combat Battalion, Company A, stationed in Iraq. While in Iraq,        has returned home from active duty with the 152nd Field Artillery
Company A built schools and municipal buildings and                   stationed in Iraq. We have been blessed with generations of men
constructed new roads. We have been blessed with generations          and women like Staff Sergeant Donovan who have stepped
of men and women like Specialist Tibbetts who have stepped            forward to fight for the security of this nation so that we might
forward to fight for the security of this nation so that we might     continue to enjoy liberty and freedom.           We join citizens
continue to enjoy liberty and freedom.           We join citizens     throughout the State in welcoming Staff Sergeant Donovan home
throughout the State in welcoming Specialist Tibbetts home and        and in extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to
in extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the        the United States military; (HLS 995)
United States military; (HLS 987)                                         Sergeant Cary Dana Gould, of Presque Isle, who has
    Specialist Joseph Speck, of Augusta, who has returned home        returned home from active duty with the 152nd Field Artillery
after 15 months of active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat         stationed in Iraq. We have been blessed with generations of men
Battalion, Company A, stationed in Iraq. While in Iraq, Company       and women like Sergeant Gould who have stepped forward to
A built schools and municipal buildings and constructed new           fight for the security of this nation so that we might continue to
roads. We have been blessed with generations of men and               enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens throughout the State
women like Specialist Speck who have stepped forward to fight         in welcoming Sergeant Gould home and in extending our
for the security of this nation so that we might continue to enjoy    appreciation to him for his commitment to the United States
liberty and freedom. We join citizens throughout the State in         military; (HLS 996)
welcoming Specialist Speck home and in extending our                      Specialist Kevin Allen Sherman, of Presque Isle, who has
appreciation to him for his commitment to the United States           returned home from active duty with the 152nd Field Artillery
military; (HLS 988)                                                   stationed in Iraq. We have been blessed with generations of men
    Specialist Leonard Richards, of Vassalboro, who has returned      and women like Specialist Sherman who have stepped forward to
home after 15 months of active duty with the 133rd Engineer           fight for the security of this nation so that we might continue to
Combat Battalion, Company A, stationed in Iraq. While in Iraq,        enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens throughout the State
Company A built schools and municipal buildings and                   in welcoming Specialist Sherman home and in extending our
constructed new roads. We have been blessed with generations          appreciation to him for his commitment to the United States
of men and women like Specialist Richards who have stepped            military; (HLS 997)
forward to fight for the security of this nation so that we might         Specialist Wilfred Gary Guerrette, of Presque Isle, who has
continue to enjoy liberty and freedom.           We join citizens     returned home from active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat
throughout the State in welcoming Specialist Richards home and        Battalion stationed in Iraq.        We have been blessed with
in extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the        generations of men and women like Specialist Guerrette who
United States military; (HLS 989)                                     have stepped forward to fight for the security of this nation so that
    Private Second Class Jason Harfoush, of Vassalboro, who           we might continue to enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens
has returned home after 15 months of active duty with the 133rd       throughout the State in welcoming Specialist Guerrette home and
Engineer Combat Battalion, Company A, stationed in Iraq. While        in extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the
in Iraq, Company A built schools and municipal buildings and          United States military; (HLS 998)
constructed new roads. We have been blessed with generations              Sergeant Terry Lee Gilmer, of Presque Isle, who has returned
of men and women like Private Second Class Harfoush who have          home from active duty with the 152nd Field Artillery stationed in
stepped forward to fight for the security of this nation so that we   Iraq. We have been blessed with generations of men and
might continue to enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens         women like Sergeant Gilmer who have stepped forward to fight
throughout the State in welcoming Private Second Class                for the security of this nation so that we might continue to enjoy
Harfoush home and in extending our appreciation to him for his        liberty and freedom. We join citizens throughout the State in
commitment to the United States military; (HLS 990)                   welcoming Sergeant Gilmer home and in extending our
    Sergeant First Class Richard Berthiaume, of Vassalboro, who       appreciation to him for his commitment to the United States
has returned home after 15 months of active duty with the 133rd       military; (HLS 999)
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     Specialist Timothy James Fullerton II, of Robbinston, who has      fight for the security of this nation so that we might continue to
returned home from active duty with the 152nd Field Artillery           enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens throughout the State
stationed in Iraq. We have been blessed with generations of men         in welcoming Specialist Bolduc home and in extending our
and women like Specialist Fullerton who have stepped forward to         appreciation to him for his commitment to the United States
fight for the security of this nation so that we might continue to      military; (HLS 1009)
enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens throughout the State            Sergeant Scott Allan Kimball, of Sanford, who has returned
in welcoming Specialist Fullerton home and in extending our             home from active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat Battalion
appreciation to him for his commitment to the United States             stationed in Iraq. We have been blessed with generations of men
military; (HLS 1000)                                                    and women like Sergeant Kimball who have stepped forward to
     Sergeant Paul Everett Woodman, of Robbinston, who has              fight for the security of this nation so that we might continue to
returned home from active duty with the 152nd Field Artillery           enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens throughout the State
stationed in Iraq. We have been blessed with generations of men         in welcoming Sergeant Kimball home and in extending our
and women like Sergeant Woodman who have stepped forward                appreciation to him for his commitment to the United States
to fight for the security of this nation so that we might continue to   military; (HLS 1010)
enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens throughout the State            Specialist Timothy Scott McCoy, of Waterboro, who has
in welcoming Sergeant Woodman home and in extending our                 returned home from active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat
appreciation to him for his commitment to the United States             Battalion stationed in Iraq.        We have been blessed with
military; (HLS 1001)                                                    generations of men and women like Specialist McCoy who have
     Specialist Samantha Lorraine Burgess, of Rumford, who has          stepped forward to fight for the security of this nation so that we
returned home from active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat           might continue to enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens
Battalion stationed in Iraq.         We have been blessed with          throughout the State in welcoming Specialist McCoy home and in
generations of men and women like Specialist Burgess who have           extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the
stepped forward to fight for the security of this nation so that we     United States military; (HLS 1011)
might continue to enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens               Specialist Allen Maurice Vose III, of North Waterboro, who
throughout the State in welcoming Specialist Burgess home and           has returned home from active duty with the 133rd Engineer
in extending our appreciation to her for her commitment to the          Combat Battalion stationed in Iraq. We have been blessed with
United States military; (HLS 1002)                                      generations of men and women like Specialist Vose who have
     Specialist Kevin Robert Sirois, of Rumford, who has returned       stepped forward to fight for the security of this nation so that we
home from active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat Battalion          might continue to enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens
stationed in Iraq. We have been blessed with generations of men         throughout the State in welcoming Specialist Vose home and in
and women like Specialist Sirois who have stepped forward to            extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the
fight for the security of this nation so that we might continue to      United States military; (HLS 1012)
enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens throughout the State            Specialist Heath John Bouffard, of North Waterboro, who has
in welcoming Specialist Sirois home and in extending our                returned home from active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat
appreciation to him for his commitment to the United States             Battalion stationed in Iraq.        We have been blessed with
military; (HLS 1003)                                                    generations of men and women like Specialist Bouffard who have
     Sergeant Gino Vincent Giberti, of Saco, who has returned           stepped forward to fight for the security of this nation so that we
home from active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat Battalion          might continue to enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens
stationed in Iraq. We have been blessed with generations of men         throughout the State in welcoming Specialist Bouffard home and
and women like Sergeant Giberti who have stepped forward to             in extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the
fight for the security of this nation so that we might continue to      United States military; (HLS 1013)
enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens throughout the State            Sergeant Raymond Dion, of Waterboro, who has returned
in welcoming Sergeant Giberti home and in extending our                 home from active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat Battalion
appreciation to him for his commitment to the United States             stationed in Iraq. We have been blessed with generations of men
military; (HLS 1004)                                                    and women like Sergeant Dion who have stepped forward to fight
     Staff Sergeant Joseph Manley Kolko, of Portland, who has           for the security of this nation so that we might continue to enjoy
returned home from active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat           liberty and freedom. We join citizens throughout the State in
Battalion stationed in Iraq.         We have been blessed with          welcoming Sergeant Dion home and in extending our
generations of men and women like Staff Sergeant Kolko who              appreciation to him for his commitment to the United States
have stepped forward to fight for the security of this nation so that   military; (HLS 1014)
we might continue to enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens            Specialist Jon Peter Shutt, of Lebanon, who has returned
throughout the State in welcoming Staff Sergeant Kolko home             home from active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat Battalion
and in extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to          stationed in Iraq. We have been blessed with generations of men
the United States military; (HLS 1005)                                  and women like Specialist Shutt who have stepped forward to
     First Lieutenant Christopher Dominic Elgee, of Portland, who       fight for the security of this nation so that we might continue to
has returned home from active duty with the 133rd Engineer              enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens throughout the State
Combat Battalion stationed in Iraq. We have been blessed with           in welcoming Specialist Shutt home and in extending our
generations of men and women like First Lieutenant Elgee who            appreciation to him for his commitment to the United States
have stepped forward to fight for the security of this nation so that   military; (HLS 1015)
we might continue to enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens            Specialist John Michael DeRosie, of Springvale, who has
throughout the State in welcoming First Lieutenant Elgee home           returned home from active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat
and in extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to          Battalion stationed in Iraq.        We have been blessed with
the United States military; (HLS 1006)                                  generations of men and women like Specialist DeRosie who have
     Specialist Aaron Madison, of Sanford, who has returned             stepped forward to fight for the security of this nation so that we
home from active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat Battalion          might continue to enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens
stationed in Iraq. We have been blessed with generations of men         throughout the State in welcoming Specialist DeRosie home and
and women like Specialist Madison who have stepped forward to           in extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the
fight for the security of this nation so that we might continue to      United States military; (HLS 1016)
enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens throughout the State            Sergeant Ricky Joseph Roger Cote, of Springvale, who has
in welcoming Specialist Madison home and in extending our               returned home from active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat
appreciation to him for his commitment to the United States             Battalion stationed in Iraq.        We have been blessed with
military; (HLS 1007)                                                    generations of men and women like Sergeant Cote who have
     Lieutenant Adam Cote, of Portland, who has returned home           stepped forward to fight for the security of this nation so that we
from active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat Battalion               might continue to enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens
stationed in Iraq. We have been blessed with generations of men         throughout the State in welcoming Sergeant Cote home and in
and women like Lieutenant Cote who have stepped forward to              extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the
fight for the security of this nation so that we might continue to      United States military; (HLS 1017)
enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens throughout the State            Specialist Katrina Marie Carter, of Springvale, who has
in welcoming Lieutenant Cote home and in extending our                  returned home from active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat
appreciation to him for his commitment to the United States             Battalion stationed in Iraq.        We have been blessed with
military; (HLS 1008)                                                    generations of men and women like Specialist Carter who have
     Specialist Christien Bolduc, of Sanford, who has returned          stepped forward to fight for the security of this nation so that we
home from active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat Battalion          might continue to enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens
stationed in Iraq. We have been blessed with generations of men         throughout the State in welcoming Specialist Carter home and in
and women like Specialist Bolduc who have stepped forward to

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extending our appreciation to her for her commitment to the           Battalion stationed in Iraq.         We have been blessed with
United States military; (HLS 1018)                                    generations of men and women like Sergeant Dubay who have
    Sergeant Francis Sylvain LeBlanc, Jr., of Acton, who has          stepped forward to fight for the security of this nation so that we
returned home from active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat         might continue to enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens
Battalion stationed in Iraq.        We have been blessed with         throughout the State in welcoming Sergeant Dubay home and in
generations of men and women like Sergeant LeBlanc who have           extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the
stepped forward to fight for the security of this nation so that we   United States military; (HLS 1028)
might continue to enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens              Sergeant David Scott Leclair, of Wilton, who has returned
throughout the State in welcoming Sergeant LeBlanc home and           home from active duty with the 1136th Transportation Company
in extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the        stationed in Afghanistan.          We have been blessed with
United States military; (HLS 1019)                                    generations of men and women like Sergeant Leclair who have
    Sergeant John Stanley Dennett, of North Berwick, who has          stepped forward to fight for the security of this nation so that we
returned home from active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat         might continue to enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens
Battalion stationed in Iraq.        We have been blessed with         throughout the State in welcoming Sergeant Leclair home and in
generations of men and women like Sergeant Dennett who have           extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the
stepped forward to fight for the security of this nation so that we   United States military; (HLS 1029)
might continue to enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens              Specialist Sarah Louise Scott, of Wilton, who has returned
throughout the State in welcoming Sergeant Dennett home and in        home from active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat Battalion
extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the           stationed in Iraq. We have been blessed with generations of men
United States military; (HLS 1020)                                    and women like Specialist Scott who have stepped forward to
    Sergeant Scott Kimball, of North Berwick, who has returned        fight for the security of this nation so that we might continue to
home from active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat Battalion        enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens throughout the State
stationed in Iraq. We have been blessed with generations of men       in welcoming Specialist Scott home and in extending our
and women like Sergeant Kimball who have stepped forward to           appreciation to her for her commitment to the United States
fight for the security of this nation so that we might continue to    military; (HLS 1030)
enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens throughout the State           Specialist Alton George Carter, of Strong, who has returned
in welcoming Sergeant Kimball home and in extending our               home from active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat Battalion
appreciation to him for his commitment to the United States           stationed in Iraq. We have been blessed with generations of men
military; (HLS 1021)                                                  and women like Specialist Carter who have stepped forward to
    Specialist Mark Jacobs, of Limerick, who has returned home        fight for the security of this nation so that we might continue to
from active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat Battalion             enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens throughout the State
stationed in Iraq. We have been blessed with generations of men       in welcoming Specialist Carter home and in extending our
and women like Specialist Jacobs who have stepped forward to          appreciation to him for his commitment to the United States
fight for the security of this nation so that we might continue to    military; (HLS 1031)
enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens throughout the State           Sergeant Karen R. Corbin, of Wilton, who has returned home
in welcoming Specialist Jacobs home and in extending our              from active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat Battalion
appreciation to him for his commitment to the United States           stationed in Iraq. We have been blessed with generations of men
military; (HLS 1022)                                                  and women like Sergeant Corbin who have stepped forward to
    Specialist Zachary Garrison, of Limerick, who has returned        fight for the security of this nation so that we might continue to
home from active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat Battalion        enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens throughout the State
stationed in Iraq. We have been blessed with generations of men       in welcoming Sergeant Corbin home and in extending our
and women like Specialist Garrison who have stepped forward to        appreciation to her for her commitment to the United States
fight for the security of this nation so that we might continue to    military; (HLS 1032)
enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens throughout the State           Captain Joshua Edward Doscinski, of Temple, who has
in welcoming Specialist Garrison home and in extending our            returned home from active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat
appreciation to him for his commitment to the United States           Battalion stationed in Iraq.         We have been blessed with
military; (HLS 1023)                                                  generations of men and women like Captain Doscinski who have
    Specialist Matthew Clifton Perkins, of Sanford, who has           stepped forward to fight for the security of this nation so that we
returned home from active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat         might continue to enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens
Battalion stationed in Iraq.        We have been blessed with         throughout the State in welcoming Captain Doscinski home and
generations of men and women like Specialist Perkins who have         in extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the
stepped forward to fight for the security of this nation so that we   United States military; (HLS 1033)
might continue to enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens              Specialist Allen William Hamlin, of Strong, who has returned
throughout the State in welcoming Specialist Perkins home and         home from active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat Battalion
in extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the        stationed in Iraq. We have been blessed with generations of men
United States military; (HLS 1024)                                    and women like Specialist Hamlin who have stepped forward to
    Sergeant Jason Alan Hill, of Strong, who has returned home        fight for the security of this nation so that we might continue to
from active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat Battalion             enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens throughout the State
stationed in Iraq. We have been blessed with generations of men       in welcoming Specialist Hamlin home and in extending our
and women like Sergeant Hill who have stepped forward to fight        appreciation to him for his commitment to the United States
for the security of this nation so that we might continue to enjoy    military; (HLS 1034)
liberty and freedom. We join citizens throughout the State in              Sergeant Adam James Reed, of Strong, who has returned
welcoming Sergeant Hill home and in extending our appreciation        home from active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat Battalion
to him for his commitment to the United States military; (HLS         stationed in Iraq. We have been blessed with generations of men
1025)                                                                 and women like Sergeant Reed who have stepped forward to
    Sergeant Tyson Marc Trepanier, of Strong, who has returned        fight for the security of this nation so that we might continue to
home from active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat Battalion        enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens throughout the State
stationed in Iraq. We have been blessed with generations of men       in welcoming Sergeant Reed home and in extending our
and women like Sergeant Trepanier who have stepped forward to         appreciation to him for his commitment to the United States
fight for the security of this nation so that we might continue to    military; (HLS 1035)
enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens throughout the State           Sergeant Robert David Masterman, of Phillips, on his
in welcoming Sergeant Trepanier home and in extending our             dedicated service with E Company 120th Avn (ATS) stationed in
appreciation to him for his commitment to the United States           Afghanistan. We have been blessed with generations of men
military; (HLS 1026)                                                  and women like Sergeant Masterman who have stepped forward
    Sergeant Travis Scott Hill, of Strong, who has returned home      to fight for the security of this nation so that we might continue to
from active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat Battalion             enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens throughout the State
stationed in Iraq. We have been blessed with generations of men       in welcoming Sergeant Masterman home and in extending our
and women like Sergeant Hill who have stepped forward to fight        appreciation to him for his commitment to the United States
for the security of this nation so that we might continue to enjoy    military; (HLS 1036)
liberty and freedom. We join citizens throughout the State in              Major Michael J. Backus, of Wilton, who has returned home
welcoming Sergeant Hill home and in extending our appreciation        from active duty with the Joint Force Headquarters, Maine
to him for his commitment to the United States military; (HLS         National Guard stationed in Iraq. We have been blessed with
1027)                                                                 generations of men and women like Major Backus who have
    Sergeant Daniel Stanley Dubay, Jr., of Temple, who has            stepped forward to fight for the security of this nation so that we
returned home from active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat         might continue to enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens

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throughout the State in welcoming Major Backus home and in                  Sergeant Leo Kevin Bouley III, of St. Agatha, who has
extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the             returned home from active duty with the 152nd Field Artillery
United States military; (HLS 1037)                                      Battalion stationed in Iraq.        We have been blessed with
    Sergeant Ryan Matthew Daniels, of Bath, who has returned            generations of men and women like Sergeant Bouley who have
home from active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat Battalion          stepped forward to fight for the security of this nation so that we
stationed in Iraq. We have been blessed with generations of men         might continue to enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens
and women like Sergeant Daniels who have stepped forward to             throughout the State in welcoming Sergeant Bouley home and in
fight for the security of this nation so that we might continue to      extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the
enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens throughout the State        United States military; (HLS 1047)
in welcoming Sergeant Daniels home and in extending our                     Sergeant Chad Michael Morneault, of St. Agatha, who has
appreciation to him for his commitment to the United States             returned home from active duty with the 1-152nd Field Artillery
military; (HLS 1038)                                                    Battalion stationed in Iraq.        We have been blessed with
    Sergeant David Charles Lane, of Benton, who has returned            generations of men and women like Sergeant Morneault who
home from active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat Battalion          have stepped forward to fight for the security of this nation so that
stationed in Iraq. We have been blessed with generations of men         we might continue to enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens
and women like Sergeant Lane who have stepped forward to                throughout the State in welcoming Sergeant Morneault home and
fight for the security of this nation so that we might continue to      in extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the
enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens throughout the State        United States military; (HLS 1048)
in welcoming Sergeant Lane home and in extending our                        Staff Sergeant Andrew Neal McQuarrie, of St. Agatha, who
appreciation to him for his commitment to the United States             has returned home from active duty with the 3-172nd Infantry
military; (HLS 1039)                                                    stationed in Iraq. We have been blessed with generations of men
    Staff Sergeant Michael James Colson, of Benton, who has             and women like Staff Sergeant McQuarrie who have stepped
returned home from active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat           forward to fight for the security of this nation so that we might
Battalion stationed in Iraq.        We have been blessed with           continue to enjoy liberty and freedom.           We join citizens
generations of men and women like Staff Sergeant Colson who             throughout the State in welcoming Staff Sergeant McQuarrie
have stepped forward to fight for the security of this nation so that   home and in extending our appreciation to him for his
we might continue to enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens        commitment to the United States military; (HLS 1049)
throughout the State in welcoming Staff Sergeant Colson home                Sergeant William George Capistran, of Belfast, who has
and in extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to          returned home from active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat
the United States military; (HLS 1040)                                  Battalion stationed in Iraq.        We have been blessed with
    Sergeant Geoffrey Daniel Page, of South China, who has              generations of men and women like Sergeant Capistran who
returned home from active duty with the 1-152nd Field Artillery         have stepped forward to fight for the security of this nation so that
Battalion stationed in Iraq.        We have been blessed with           we might continue to enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens
generations of men and women like Sergeant Page who have                throughout the State in welcoming Sergeant Capistran home and
stepped forward to fight for the security of this nation so that we     in extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the
might continue to enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens           United States military; (HLS 1050)
throughout the State in welcoming Sergeant Page home and in                 Sergeant Matthew Donavan Bixby, of Belfast, who has
extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the             returned home from active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat
United States military; (HLS 1041)                                      Battalion stationed in Iraq.        We have been blessed with
    Specialist James Henry Kendall IV, of Castine, who has              generations of men and women like Sergeant Bixby who have
returned home from active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat           stepped forward to fight for the security of this nation so that we
Battalion stationed in Iraq.        We have been blessed with           might continue to enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens
generations of men and women like Specialist Kendall who have           throughout the State in welcoming Sergeant Bixby home and in
stepped forward to fight for the security of this nation so that we     extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the
might continue to enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens           United States military; (HLS 1051)
throughout the State in welcoming Specialist Kendall home and               Sergeant Paul Michael Lawrence, of Belfast, who has
in extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the          returned home from active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat
United States military; (HLS 1042)                                      Battalion stationed in Iraq.        We have been blessed with
    Specialist Christopher Michael Shedyak, of Unity, who has           generations of men and women like Sergeant Lawrence who
returned home from active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat           have stepped forward to fight for the security of this nation so that
Battalion stationed in Iraq.        We have been blessed with           we might continue to enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens
generations of men and women like Specialist Shedyak who                throughout the State in welcoming Sergeant Lawrence home and
have stepped forward to fight for the security of this nation so that   in extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the
we might continue to enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens        United States military; (HLS 1052)
throughout the State in welcoming Specialist Shedyak home and               Specialist Michael Anthony Runci, Jr., of Belfast, who has
in extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the          returned home from active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat
United States military; (HLS 1043)                                      Battalion stationed in Iraq.        We have been blessed with
    Sergeant George Joseph Nott, of Baileyville, who has                generations of men and women like Specialist Runci who have
returned home from active duty with the 1-152nd Field Artillery         stepped forward to fight for the security of this nation so that we
Battalion stationed in Iraq.        We have been blessed with           might continue to enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens
generations of men and women like Sergeant Nott who have                throughout the State in welcoming Specialist Runci home and in
stepped forward to fight for the security of this nation so that we     extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the
might continue to enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens           United States military; (HLS 1053)
throughout the State in welcoming Sergeant Nott home and in                 Sergeant Allen Arthur Weaver, of Belfast, who has returned
extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the             home from active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat Battalion
United States military; (HLS 1044)                                      stationed in Iraq. We have been blessed with generations of men
    Specialist Leonard Douglas Hanson II, of Baileyville, who has       and women like Sergeant Weaver who have stepped forward to
returned home from active duty with the 1-152nd Field Artillery         fight for the security of this nation so that we might continue to
Battalion stationed in Iraq.        We have been blessed with           enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens throughout the State
generations of men and women like Specialist Hanson who have            in welcoming Sergeant Weaver home and in extending our
stepped forward to fight for the security of this nation so that we     appreciation to him for his commitment to the United States
might continue to enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens           military; (HLS 1054)
throughout the State in welcoming Specialist Hanson home and                Specialist Daniel Lee Burleigh, of Belfast, who has returned
in extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the          home from active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat Battalion
United States military; (HLS 1045)                                      stationed in Iraq. We have been blessed with generations of men
    Specialist Brian James Moody, of Baileyville, who has               and women like Specialist Burleigh who have stepped forward to
returned home from active duty with the 1-152nd Field Artillery         fight for the security of this nation so that we might continue to
Battalion stationed in Iraq.        We have been blessed with           enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens throughout the State
generations of men and women like Specialist Moody who have             in welcoming Specialist Burleigh home and in extending our
stepped forward to fight for the security of this nation so that we     appreciation to him for his commitment to the United States
might continue to enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens           military; (HLS 1055)
throughout the State in welcoming Specialist Moody home and in              Staff Sergeant Ashley Carl Rumney, of Belfast, who has
extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the             returned home from active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat
United States military; (HLS 1046)                                      Battalion stationed in Iraq.        We have been blessed with
                                                                        generations of men and women like Staff Sergeant Rumney who

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have stepped forward to fight for the security of this nation so that   extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the
we might continue to enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens        United States military; (HLS 1065)
throughout the State in welcoming Staff Sergeant Rumney home                Master Sergeant Timothy Edward Callahan, of Farmington,
and in extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to          who has returned home from active duty with the Joint Force
the United States military; (HLS 1056)                                  Headquarters Maine stationed in Iraq. We have been blessed
    Specialist Jerre Alvin Place, Jr., of Berwick, who has returned     with generations of men and women like Master Sergeant
home from active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat Battalion          Callahan who have stepped forward to fight for the security of this
stationed in Iraq. We have been blessed with generations of men         nation so that we might continue to enjoy liberty and freedom.
and women like Specialist Place who have stepped forward to             We join citizens throughout the State in welcoming Master
fight for the security of this nation so that we might continue to      Sergeant Callahan home and in extending our appreciation to
enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens throughout the State        him for his commitment to the United States military; (HLS 1066)
in welcoming Specialist Place home and in extending our                     Specialist Daniel Clayton Foss, of Farmington, who has
appreciation to him for his commitment to the United States             returned home from active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat
military; (HLS 1057)                                                    Battalion stationed in Iraq.        We have been blessed with
    Specialist Shawn Nelson McMoarn, Jr., of East Millinocket,          generations of men and women like Specialist Foss who have
who has returned home from active duty with the 1-152nd Field           stepped forward to fight for the security of this nation so that we
Artillery Battalion stationed in Iraq. We have been blessed with        might continue to enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens
generations of men and women like Specialist McMoarn who                throughout the State in welcoming Specialist Foss home and in
have stepped forward to fight for the security of this nation so that   extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the
we might continue to enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens        United States military; (HLS 1067)
throughout the State in welcoming Specialist McMoarn home and               Corporal Samuel Craig Jackson, of Farmington, who has
in extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the          returned home from active duty with the 152nd Field Artillery
United States military; (HLS 1058)                                      Battalion stationed in Iraq.        We have been blessed with
    Specialist Bradford Wayne Cirone, of Cherryfield, who has           generations of men and women like Corporal Jackson who have
returned home from active duty with the 1-152nd Field Artillery         stepped forward to fight for the security of this nation so that we
Battalion stationed in Iraq.        We have been blessed with           might continue to enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens
generations of men and women like Specialist Cirone who have            throughout the State in welcoming Corporal Jackson home and in
stepped forward to fight for the security of this nation so that we     extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the
might continue to enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens           United States military; (HLS 1068)
throughout the State in welcoming Specialist Cirone home and in             Sergeant Michael Joseph Hickey, of Farmington, who has
extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the             returned home from active duty with the 152nd Field Artillery
United States military; (HLS 1059)                                      Battalion stationed in Iraq.        We have been blessed with
    Specialist Corey Eugene Adams, of Bangor, who has                   generations of men and women like Sergeant Hickey who have
returned home from active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat           stepped forward to fight for the security of this nation so that we
Battalion stationed in Iraq.        We have been blessed with           might continue to enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens
generations of men and women like Specialist Adams who have             throughout the State in welcoming Sergeant Hickey home and in
stepped forward to fight for the security of this nation so that we     extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the
might continue to enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens           United States military; (HLS 1069)
throughout the State in welcoming Specialist Adams home and in              Captain David Otis Sivret, of Calais, who has returned home
extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the             from active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat Battalion
United States military; (HLS 1060)                                      stationed in Iraq. We have been blessed with generations of men
    Sergeant Timothy Todd Myers, of Bangor, who has returned            and women like Captain Sivret who have stepped forward to fight
home from active duty with the 240th Engineer Group stationed           for the security of this nation so that we might continue to enjoy
in Iraq. We have been blessed with generations of men and               liberty and freedom. We join citizens throughout the State in
women like Sergeant Myers who have stepped forward to fight             welcoming Captain Sivret home and in extending our
for the security of this nation so that we might continue to enjoy      appreciation to him for his commitment to the United States
liberty and freedom. We join citizens throughout the State in           military; (HLS 1070)
welcoming Sergeant Myers home and in extending our                          Specialist Andrew Scott Moores, of Calais, who has returned
appreciation to him for his commitment to the United States             home from active duty with the 1-152nd Field Artillery Battalion
military; (HLS 1061)                                                    stationed in Iraq. We have been blessed with generations of men
    Specialist David John Hallett, Jr., of Bangor, who has              and women like Specialist Moores who have stepped forward to
returned home from active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat           fight for the security of this nation so that we might continue to
Battalion stationed in Iraq.        We have been blessed with           enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens throughout the State
generations of men and women like Specialist Hallett who have           in welcoming Specialist Moores home and in extending our
stepped forward to fight for the security of this nation so that we     appreciation to him for his commitment to the United States
might continue to enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens           military; (HLS 1071)
throughout the State in welcoming Specialist Hallett home and in            Staff Sergeant Andrew Shayne Mains, of Calais, who has
extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the             returned home from active duty with the 1-152nd Field Artillery
United States military; (HLS 1062)                                      Battalion stationed in Iraq.        We have been blessed with
    Sergeant First Class Philip Arnold Tompkins, of Fort Fairfield,     generations of men and women like Staff Sergeant Mains who
who has returned home from active duty with the 152nd Field             have stepped forward to fight for the security of this nation so that
Artillery Battalion stationed in Iraq. We have been blessed with        we might continue to enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens
generations of men and women like Sergeant First Class                  throughout the State in welcoming Staff Sergeant Mains home
Tompkins who have stepped forward to fight for the security of          and in extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to
this nation so that we might continue to enjoy liberty and              the United States military; (HLS 1072)
freedom. We join citizens throughout the State in welcoming                 Sergeant Kevin Clifford Farquharson, of Calais, who has
Sergeant First Class Tompkins home and in extending our                 returned home from active duty with the 1-152nd Field Artillery
appreciation to him for his commitment to the United States             Battalion stationed in Iraq.        We have been blessed with
military; (HLS 1063)                                                    generations of men and women like Sergeant Farquharson who
    Sergeant Donald Patrick Dufour, of Fort Fairfield, who has          have stepped forward to fight for the security of this nation so that
returned home from active duty with the 1-152nd Field Artillery         we might continue to enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens
Battalion stationed in Iraq.        We have been blessed with           throughout the State in welcoming Sergeant Farquharson home
generations of men and women like Sergeant Dufour who have              and in extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to
stepped forward to fight for the security of this nation so that we     the United States military; (HLS 1073)
might continue to enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens               Specialist James Allison Barnard, of Calais, who has returned
throughout the State in welcoming Sergeant Dufour home and in           home from active duty with the 1-152nd Field Artillery Battalion
extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the             stationed in Iraq. We have been blessed with generations of men
United States military; (HLS 1064)                                      and women like Specialist Barnard who have stepped forward to
    Sergeant Christopher Travis Burnett, of Fort Fairfield, who         fight for the security of this nation so that we might continue to
has returned home from active duty with the 152nd Field Artillery       enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens throughout the State
Battalion stationed in Iraq.        We have been blessed with           in welcoming Specialist Barnard home and in extending our
generations of men and women like Sergeant Burnett who have             appreciation to him for his commitment to the United States
stepped forward to fight for the security of this nation so that we     military; (HLS 1074)
might continue to enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens               Staff Sergeant Corey James McPhee, of Calais, who has
throughout the State in welcoming Sergeant Burnett home and in          returned home from active duty with the 152nd Field Artillery

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Battalion stationed in Iraq.      We have been blessed with             throughout the State in welcoming Staff Sergeant Hazen home
generations of men and women like Staff Sergeant McPhee who             and in extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to
have stepped forward to fight for the security of this nation so that   the United States military; (HLS 1084)
we might continue to enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens             Sergeant Charles Richard Fuller, of Searsmont, who has
throughout the State in welcoming Staff Sergeant McPhee home            returned home from active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat
and in extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to          Battalion stationed in Iraq.         We have been blessed with
the United States military; (HLS 1075)                                  generations of men and women like Sergeant Fuller who have
    Sergeant Melanie Dawn Leavitt, of Calais, who has returned          stepped forward to fight for the security of this nation so that we
home from active duty with the 195th Army Band stationed in             might continue to enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens
Iraq. We have been blessed with generations of men and                  throughout the State in welcoming Sergeant Fuller home and in
women like Sergeant Leavitt who have stepped forward in                 extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the
defense of the security of this nation so that we might continue to     United States military; (HLS 1085)
enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens throughout the State             Sergeant Terry Francis Lee, of Searsmont, who has returned
in welcoming Sergeant Leavitt home and in extending our                 home from active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat Battalion
appreciation to her for her commitment to the United States             stationed in Iraq. We have been blessed with generations of men
military; (HLS 1076)                                                    and women like Sergeant Lee who have stepped forward to fight
    Sergeant First Class Michael Patrick Mowry, of Biddeford,           for the security of this nation so that we might continue to enjoy
who has returned home from active duty with the 240th Engineer          liberty and freedom. We join citizens throughout the State in
Group stationed in Iraq. We have been blessed with generations          welcoming Sergeant Lee home and in extending our appreciation
of men and women like Sergeant First Class Mowry who have               to him for his commitment to the United States military; (HLS
stepped forward to fight for the security of this nation so that we     1086)
might continue to enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens                Specialist William Kelly Thorndike, of Hope, who has returned
throughout the State in welcoming Sergeant First Class Mowry            home from active duty with the 152nd Field Artillery Battalion
home and in extending our appreciation to him for his                   stationed in Iraq. We have been blessed with generations of men
commitment to the United States military; (HLS 1077)                    and women like Specialist Thorndike who have stepped forward
    Sergeant Daniel Joseph Landers, of Somerville, who has              to fight for the security of this nation so that we might continue to
returned home from active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat           enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens throughout the State
Battalion stationed in Iraq.      We have been blessed with             in welcoming Specialist Thorndike home and in extending our
generations of men and women like Sergeant Landers who have             appreciation to him for his commitment to the United States
stepped forward to fight for the security of this nation so that we     military; (HLS 1087)
might continue to enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens                Specialist Christopher Allen Collins, of Appleton, who has
throughout the State in welcoming Sergeant Landers home and             returned home from active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat
in extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the          Battalion stationed in Iraq.         We have been blessed with
United States military; (HLS 1078)                                      generations of men and women like Specialist Collins who have
    Specialist Aron Linwood Peaslee, of Somerville, who has             stepped forward to fight for the security of this nation so that we
returned home from active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat           might continue to enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens
Battalion stationed in Iraq.      We have been blessed with             throughout the State in welcoming Specialist Collins home and in
generations of men and women like Specialist Peaslee who have           extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the
stepped forward to fight for the security of this nation so that we     United States military; (HLS 1088)
might continue to enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens                First Sergeant Anthony Thomas Prest, of Appleton, who has
throughout the State in welcoming Specialist Peaslee home and           returned home from active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat
in extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the          Battalion stationed in Iraq.         We have been blessed with
United States military; (HLS 1079)                                      generations of men and women like First Sergeant Prest who
    Specialist John Joseph Gunning II, of Washington, who has           have stepped forward to fight for the security of this nation so that
returned home from active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat           we might continue to enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens
Battalion stationed in Iraq.      We have been blessed with             throughout the State in welcoming First Sergeant Prest home and
generations of men and women like Specialist Gunning who have           in extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the
stepped forward to fight for the security of this nation so that we     United States military; (HLS 1089)
might continue to enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens                Specialist Jason Davis Hall, of Hope, who has returned home
throughout the State in welcoming Specialist Gunning home and           from active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat Battalion
in extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the          stationed in Iraq. We have been blessed with generations of men
United States military; (HLS 1080)                                      and women like Specialist Hall who have stepped forward to fight
    Specialist Jared Maurice Libby, of Jefferson, who has               for the security of this nation so that we might continue to enjoy
returned home from active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat           liberty and freedom. We join citizens throughout the State in
Battalion stationed in Iraq.      We have been blessed with             welcoming Specialist Hall home and in extending our
generations of men and women like Specialist Libby who have             appreciation to him for his commitment to the United States
stepped forward to fight for the security of this nation so that we     military; (HLS 1090)
might continue to enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens                Sergeant Howard Daniel Parker, of Smithfield, who has
throughout the State in welcoming Specialist Libby home and in          returned home from active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat
extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the             Battalion stationed in Iraq.         We have been blessed with
United States military; (HLS 1081)                                      generations of men and women like Sergeant Parker who have
    Sergeant Kameel Nazar Farag, of Jefferson, who has                  stepped forward to fight for the security of this nation so that we
returned home from active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat           might continue to enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens
Battalion stationed in Iraq.      We have been blessed with             throughout the State in welcoming Sergeant Parker home and in
generations of men and women like Sergeant Farag who have               extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the
stepped forward to fight for the security of this nation so that we     United States military; (HLS 1091)
might continue to enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens                Sergeant James Arnold Marden II, of Smithfield, who has
throughout the State in welcoming Sergeant Farag home and in            returned home from active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat
extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the             Battalion stationed in Iraq.         We have been blessed with
United States military; (HLS 1082)                                      generations of men and women like Sergeant Marden who have
    Specialist Austin Michael Read, of Searsmont, who has               stepped forward to fight for the security of this nation so that we
returned home from active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat           might continue to enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens
Battalion stationed in Iraq.      We have been blessed with             throughout the State in welcoming Sergeant Marden home and in
generations of men and women like Specialist Read who have              extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the
stepped forward to fight for the security of this nation so that we     United States military; (HLS 1092)
might continue to enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens                Specialist Shane Allen Tatro, of Bradford, who has returned
throughout the State in welcoming Specialist Read home and in           home from active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat Battalion
extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the             stationed in Iraq. We have been blessed with generations of men
United States military; (HLS 1083)                                      and women like Specialist Tatro who have stepped forward to
    Staff Sergeant Benjamin Clough Hazen, of Lincolnville, who          fight for the security of this nation so that we might continue to
has returned home from active duty with the 152nd Field Artillery       enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens throughout the State
Battalion stationed in Iraq.      We have been blessed with             in welcoming Specialist Tatro home and in extending our
generations of men and women like Staff Sergeant Hazen who              appreciation to him for his commitment to the United States
have stepped forward to fight for the security of this nation so that   military; (HLS 1093)
we might continue to enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens

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     Staff Sergeant David Wayne Smith, of Bradford, who has             stepped forward to fight for the security of this nation so that we
returned home from active duty with the 152nd Maintenance               might continue to enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens
Company stationed in Iraq. We have been blessed with                    throughout the State in welcoming Sergeant Samaroo home and
generations of men and women like Staff Sergeant Smith who              in extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the
have stepped forward to fight for the security of this nation so that   United States military; (HLS 1103)
we might continue to enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens             Sergeant Aaron Jon Olivares, of Orono, who has returned
throughout the State in welcoming Staff Sergeant Smith home             home from active duty with the 1-152nd Field Artillery Battalion
and in extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to          stationed in Iraq. We have been blessed with generations of men
the United States military; (HLS 1094)                                  and women like Sergeant Olivares who have stepped forward to
     Staff Sergeant Scott Fredrick LaCroix, of Waterville, who has      fight for the security of this nation so that we might continue to
returned home from active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat           enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens throughout the State
Battalion stationed in Iraq.         We have been blessed with          in welcoming Sergeant Olivares home and in extending our
generations of men and women like Staff Sergeant LaCroix who            appreciation to him for his commitment to the United States
have stepped forward to fight for the security of this nation so that   military; (HLS 1104)
we might continue to enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens             Specialist Jamie Allan Alley, of Jonesport, who has returned
throughout the State in welcoming Staff Sergeant LaCroix home           home from active duty with the 1-152nd Field Artillery Battalion
and in extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to          stationed in Iraq. We have been blessed with generations of men
the United States military; (HLS 1095)                                  and women like Specialist Alley who have stepped forward to
     Major Dwaine Edward Drummond, of South China, who has              fight for the security of this nation so that we might continue to
returned home from active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat           enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens throughout the State
Battalion stationed in Iraq.         We have been blessed with          in welcoming Specialist Alley home and in extending our
generations of men and women like Major Drummond who have               appreciation to him for his commitment to the United States
stepped forward to fight for the security of this nation so that we     military; (HLS 1105)
might continue to enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens                Sergeant First Class Kevin Philip Barnes, of Presque Isle,
throughout the State in welcoming Major Drummond home and in            who has returned home from active duty with the 152nd Field
extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the             Artillery stationed in Iraq.        We have been blessed with
United States military; (HLS 1096)                                      generations of men and women like Sergeant First Class Barnes
     Captain William Hobert Penrod, Jr., of Falmouth, who has           who have stepped forward to fight for the security of this nation
returned home from active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat           so that we might continue to enjoy liberty and freedom. We join
Battalion stationed in Iraq.         We have been blessed with          citizens throughout the State in welcoming Sergeant First Class
generations of men and women like Captain Penrod who have               Barnes home and in extending our appreciation to him for his
stepped forward to fight for the security of this nation so that we     commitment to the United States military; (HLS 1106)
might continue to enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens                Specialist Rhonda Lee Richards, of Gardiner, who has
throughout the State in welcoming Captain Penrod home and in            returned home from active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat
extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the             Battalion stationed in Iraq.         We have been blessed with
United States military; (HLS 1097)                                      generations of men and women like Specialist Richards who
     Specialist Richard Lee Joseph King, of South Portland, who         have stepped forward to fight for the security of this nation so that
has returned home from active duty with the 1-152nd Artillery           we might continue to enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens
Combat Battalion stationed in Iraq. We have been blessed with           throughout the State in welcoming Specialist Richards home and
generations of men and women like Specialist King who have              in extending our appreciation to her for her commitment to the
stepped forward to fight for the security of this nation so that we     United States military; (HLS 1107)
might continue to enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens                Sergeant First Class George Albert Yanez, of Gardiner, who
throughout the State in welcoming Specialist King home and in           has returned home from active duty with the Joint Force
extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the             Headquarters Maine stationed in Iraq. We have been blessed
United States military; (HLS 1098)                                      with generations of men and women like Sergeant First Class
     Specialist Richard Alexander Shackley, of Falmouth, who has        Yanez who have stepped forward to fight for the security of this
returned home from active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat           nation so that we might continue to enjoy liberty and freedom.
Battalion stationed in Iraq.         We have been blessed with          We join citizens throughout the State in welcoming Sergeant First
generations of men and women like Specialist Shackley who               Class Yanez home and in extending our appreciation to him for
have stepped forward to fight for the security of this nation so that   his commitment to the United States military; (HLS 1108)
we might continue to enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens             Staff Sergeant Timothy Dennis Tarrio, of Gardiner, who has
throughout the State in welcoming Specialist Shackley home and          returned home from active duty with the 3-172nd Infantry
in extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the          stationed in Iraq. We have been blessed with generations of men
United States military; (HLS 1099)                                      and women like Staff Sergeant Tarrio who have stepped forward
     Sergeant First Class Michael Robert Watson, of Portland,           to fight for the security of this nation so that we might continue to
who has returned home from active duty with the 133rd Engineer          enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens throughout the State
Combat Battalion stationed in Iraq. We have been blessed with           in welcoming Staff Sergeant Tarrio home and in extending our
generations of men and women like Sergeant First Class Watson           appreciation to him for his commitment to the United States
who have stepped forward to fight for the security of this nation       military; (HLS 1109)
so that we might continue to enjoy liberty and freedom. We join              Specialist Benjamin Ryan Abbott, of Lewiston, who has
citizens throughout the State in welcoming Sergeant First Class         returned home from active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat
Watson home and in extending our appreciation to him for his            Battalion stationed in Iraq.         We have been blessed with
commitment to the United States military; (HLS 1100)                    generations of men and women like Specialist Abbott who have
     First Lieutenant Julia Rachel Appt, of Gray, who has returned      stepped forward to fight for the security of this nation so that we
home from active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat Battalion          might continue to enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens
stationed in Iraq. We have been blessed with generations of men         throughout the State in welcoming Specialist Abbott home and in
and women like First Lieutenant Appt who have stepped forward           extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the
to fight for the security of this nation so that we might continue to   United States military; (HLS 1110)
enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens throughout the State             Specialist Larry Lambert Bowen, Jr., of Perry, who has
in welcoming First Lieutenant Appt home and in extending our            returned home from active duty with the 1-152nd Field Artillery
appreciation to her for her commitment to the United States             Battalion stationed in Iraq.         We have been blessed with
military; (HLS 1101)                                                    generations of men and women like Specialist Bowen who have
     Specialist Bradford Eric Dillman, of North Windham, who has        stepped forward to fight for the security of this nation so that we
returned home from active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat           might continue to enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens
Battalion stationed in Iraq.         We have been blessed with          throughout the State in welcoming Specialist Bowen home and in
generations of men and women like Specialist Dillman who have           extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the
stepped forward to fight for the security of this nation so that we     United States military; (HLS 1111)
might continue to enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens                Lieutenant Colonel John James Jansen, of Mount Vernon,
throughout the State in welcoming Specialist Dillman home and           who has returned home from active duty with the 133rd Engineer
in extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the          Combat Battalion stationed in Iraq. We have been blessed with
United States military; (HLS 1102)                                      generations of men and women like Lieutenant Colonel Jansen
     Sergeant Balkaran Samaroo, of North Windham, who has               who have stepped forward to fight for the security of this nation
returned home from active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat           so that we might continue to enjoy liberty and freedom. We join
Battalion stationed in Iraq.         We have been blessed with          citizens throughout the State in welcoming Lieutenant Colonel
generations of men and women like Sergeant Samaroo who have

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Jansen home and in extending our appreciation to him for his               Sergeant Michael John Collins, of Livermore Falls, who has
commitment to the United States military; (HLS 1112)                   returned home from active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat
     Chief Warrant Officer Max Richard McLaughlin, of                  Battalion stationed in Iraq.        We have been blessed with
Manchester, who has returned home from active duty with the            generations of men and women like Sergeant Collins who have
133rd Engineer Combat Battalion stationed in Iraq. We have             stepped forward to fight for the security of this nation so that we
been blessed with generations of men and women like Chief              might continue to enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens
Warrant Officer McLaughlin who have stepped forward to fight for       throughout the State in welcoming Sergeant Collins home and in
the security of this nation so that we might continue to enjoy         extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the
liberty and freedom. We join citizens throughout the State in          United States military; (HLS 1122)
welcoming Chief Warrant Officer McLaughlin home and in                     Sergeant Peter James Fournier, of Old Orchard Beach, who
extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the            has returned home from active duty with the 133rd Engineer
United States military; (HLS 1113)                                     Combat Battalion stationed in Iraq. We have been blessed with
     Private First Class Cory James Kwasniak, of Manchester,           generations of men and women like Sergeant Fournier who have
who has returned home from active duty with the 133rd Engineer         stepped forward to fight for the security of this nation so that we
Combat Battalion stationed in Iraq. We have been blessed with          might continue to enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens
generations of men and women like Private First Class Kwasniak         throughout the State in welcoming Sergeant Fournier home and
who have stepped forward to fight for the security of this nation      in extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the
so that we might continue to enjoy liberty and freedom. We join        United States military; (HLS 1123)
citizens throughout the State in welcoming Private First Class             Private First Class Andrew Timothy Smith, of Old Orchard
Kwasniak home and in extending our appreciation to him for his         Beach, who has returned home from active duty with the 133rd
commitment to the United States military; (HLS 1114)                   Engineer Combat Battalion stationed in Iraq. We have been
     Sergeant Dennis Eugene Sprague, of Morrill, who has               blessed with generations of men and women like Private First
returned home from active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat          Class Smith who have stepped forward to fight for the security of
Battalion stationed in Iraq.        We have been blessed with          this nation so that we might continue to enjoy liberty and
generations of men and women like Sergeant Sprague who have            freedom. We join citizens throughout the State in welcoming
stepped forward to fight for the security of this nation so that we    Private First Class Smith home and in extending our appreciation
might continue to enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens          to him for his commitment to the United States military; (HLS
throughout the State in welcoming Sergeant Sprague home and            1124)
in extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the             Specialist David Walter Tracy, of Strong, who has returned
United States military; (HLS 1115)                                     home from active duty with the 619th Transportation Army
     Sergeant First Class Terry Childs Sprague, of Morrill, who        Reserve Unit stationed in Iraq. We are blessed with generations
has returned home from active duty with the 133rd Engineer             of men and women like Specialist Tracy who have stepped
Combat Battalion stationed in Iraq. We have been blessed with          forward to fight for the security of this nation so that we might
generations of men and women like Sergeant First Class                 continue to enjoy the privileges of liberty and freedom. We join
Sprague who have stepped forward to fight for the security of this     the citizens throughout the State in welcoming Specialist Tracy
nation so that we might continue to enjoy liberty and freedom.         home and in extending our appreciation to him for his
We join citizens throughout the State in welcoming Sergeant First      commitment to the United States military; (HLS 1125)
Class Sprague home and in extending our appreciation to him for            Private First Class Daniel Alfred Phillips, of Embden, who has
his commitment to the United States military; (HLS 1116)               returned home from active duty with the 619th Transportation
     Sergeant First Class Carl William Sticht, of Morrill, who has     Army Reserve Unit stationed in Iraq. We are blessed with
returned home from active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat          generations of men and women like Private First Class Phillips
Battalion stationed in Iraq.        We have been blessed with          who have stepped forward to fight for the security of this nation
generations of men and women like Sergeant First Class Sticht          so that we might continue to enjoy the privileges of liberty and
who have stepped forward to fight for the security of this nation      freedom. We join the citizens throughout the State in welcoming
so that we might continue to enjoy liberty and freedom. We join        Private First Class Phillips home and in extending our
citizens throughout the State in welcoming Sergeant First Class        appreciation to him for his commitment to the United States
Sticht home and in extending our appreciation to him for his           military; (HLS 1126)
commitment to the United States military; (HLS 1117)                       Specialist Dennis Edward Glynn, of Wellington, who has
     Sergeant William Alfred Wade, of Lewiston, who has returned       returned home from active duty with the 619th Transportation
home from active duty with the 152nd Field Artillery Battalion         Army Reserve Unit stationed in Iraq. We are blessed with
stationed in Iraq. We have been blessed with generations of men        generations of men and women like Specialist Glynn who have
and women like Sergeant Wade who have stepped forward to               stepped forward to fight for the security of this nation so that we
fight for the security of this nation so that we might continue to     might continue to enjoy the privileges of liberty and freedom. We
enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens throughout the State       join the citizens throughout the State in welcoming Specialist
in welcoming Sergeant Wade home and in extending our                   Glynn home and in extending our appreciation to him for his
appreciation to him for his commitment to the United States            commitment to the United States military; (HLS 1127)
military; (HLS 1118)                                                       Specialist Jamie William Smyth, of Auburn, who has returned
     Specialist Jason Scott Duval, of Livermore Falls, who has         home from active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat Battalion
returned home from active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat          stationed in Iraq. We have been blessed with generations of men
Battalion stationed in Iraq.        We have been blessed with          and women like Specialist Smyth who have stepped forward to
generations of men and women like Specialist Duval who have            fight for the security of this nation so that we might continue to
stepped forward to fight for the security of this nation so that we    enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens throughout the State
might continue to enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens          in welcoming Specialist Smyth home and in extending our
throughout the State in welcoming Specialist Duval home and in         appreciation to him for his commitment to the United States
extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the            military; (HLS 1128)
United States military; (HLS 1119)                                         Specialist Michael Hussey, of New Gloucester, who has
     Specialist Keith Allen Tibbetts, of Livermore Falls, who has      returned from active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat
returned home from active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat          Battalion stationed in Iraq.        We have been blessed with
Battalion stationed in Iraq.        We have been blessed with          generations of men and women like Specialist Hussey who have
generations of men and women like Specialist Tibbetts who have         stepped forward to fight for the security of this nation so that we
stepped forward to fight for the security of this nation so that we    might continue to enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens
might continue to enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens          throughout the State in welcoming Specialist Hussey home and
throughout the State in welcoming Specialist Tibbetts home and         in extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the
in extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the         United States military; (HLS 1129)
United States military; (HLS 1120)                                         Private First Class Steven Dee, Jr., of New Gloucester, who
     Specialist Robert Vincent Salvato, Jr., of Livermore Falls, who   has returned from active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat
has returned home from active duty with the 133rd Engineer             Battalion stationed in Iraq.        We have been blessed with
Combat Battalion stationed in Iraq. We have been blessed with          generations of men and women like Private First Class Dee who
generations of men and women like Specialist Salvato who have          have stepped forward to fight for the security of this nation so that
stepped forward to fight for the security of this nation so that we    we might continue to enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens
might continue to enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens          throughout the State in welcoming Private First Class Dee home
throughout the State in welcoming Specialist Salvato home and          and in extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to
in extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the         the United States military; (HLS 1130)
United States military; (HLS 1121)                                         Private First Class Evan Vreeland, of New Gloucester, who
                                                                       has returned from active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat

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Battalion stationed in Iraq.         We have been blessed with          throughout the State in welcoming Staff Sergeant Prosser home
generations of men and women like Private First Class Vreeland          and in extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to
who have stepped forward to fight for the security of this nation       the United States military; (HLS 1140)
so that we might continue to enjoy liberty and freedom. We join              the returning members of the 152nd Field Artillery Battalion,
citizens throughout the State in welcoming Private First Class          of Bangor. The 152nd served as detainee prison guards at the
Vreeland home and in extending our appreciation to him for his          Abu Ghraib prison, performed other security missions and
commitment to the United States military; (HLS 1131)                    provided military escort for many conveys in the Baghdad area.
     Specialist John Sawyer, of New Gloucester, who has returned        We commend the members of the 152nd for their exemplary
from active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat Battalion               performance. We join citizens throughout the State in welcoming
stationed in Iraq. We have been blessed with generations of men         them home and in extending our appreciation to them for their
and women like Specialist Sawyer who have stepped forward to            commitment to the United States military; (HLS 1141)
fight for the security of this nation so that we might continue to           First Lieutenant Zebulan V. Murray, of Augusta, who has
enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens throughout the State        returned home after 13 months of active duty with the 1-152nd
in welcoming Specialist Sawyer home and in extending our                Field Artillery Forward Division stationed in Iraq. First Lieutenant
appreciation to him for his commitment to the United States             Murray served as a detainee prison guard at the Abu Ghraib
military; (HLS 1132)                                                    prison, performed other security missions and provided military
     Specialist Kevin Sukeforth, of New Gloucester, who has             escort on many conveys in the Baghdad area. We commend
returned from active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat                First Lieutenant Murray for his exemplary performance and
Battalion stationed in Iraq.         We have been blessed with          bravery. We join the citizens throughout the State in welcoming
generations of men and women like Specialist Sukeforth who              First Lieutenant Murray home and in extending our appreciation
have stepped forward to fight for the security of this nation so that   to him for his commitment to the United States military; (HLS
we might continue to enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens        1142)
throughout the State in welcoming Specialist Sukeforth home and              Sylvia Harlow, of Portland, on the occasion of her retirement
in extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the          after 26 years as Director of Religious Education at St. Joseph's
United States military; (HLS 1133)                                      Parish. Mrs. Harlow has also served on the Parish Council and
     Sergeant Mark Ray, of New Gloucester, who has returned             earned the respect and affection of all who have known her. She
from active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat Battalion               has been married to Representative Charles Harlow for 41 years,
stationed in Iraq. We have been blessed with generations of men         and they are the proud parents of 2 daughters, Denise and
and women like Sergeant Ray who have stepped forward to fight           Kristen. We acknowledge her dedicated service to the parish,
for the security of this nation so that we might continue to enjoy      and we extend our congratulations and best wishes to her on her
liberty and freedom. We join citizens throughout the State in           retirement; (HLS 1143)
welcoming Sergeant Ray home and in extending our appreciation                Maine Public Radio, which won the following awards at the
to him for his commitment to the United States military; (HLS           Annual Maine Associated Press Broadcasters Association
1134)                                                                   contest: Sports Feature, Public Affairs, Enterprise, Medical
     Staff Sergeant Patrick Labrie, of New Gloucester, who has          Reporting and Continuous Coverage; (HLS 1144)
returned from active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat                     Michelle Yang, of Glenburn, who has been chosen as a 2005
Battalion stationed in Iraq.         We have been blessed with          alternate to the American Legion Auxiliary Dirigo Girls State.
generations of men and women like Staff Sergeant Labrie who             This is a program designed to provide an opportunity to
have stepped forward to fight for the security of this nation so that   participate in a program that educates young women to learn
we might continue to enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens        more about local, county and state government. We extend our
throughout the State in welcoming Staff Sergeant Labrie home            congratulations and best wishes to her; (HLS 1145)
and in extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to               Kyle J. Lad, of Glenburn, who has earned the distinction of
the United States military; (HLS 1135)                                  being named Salutatorian of the 2005 graduating class of John
     Sergeant Kirby Touchette, of Otisfield, who has returned           Bapst Memorial High School. He is a National Merit Scholar and
home from active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat Battalion          member of the National Honor Society and has earned numerous
stationed in Iraq. We have been blessed with generations of men         John Bapst academic awards for outstanding achievement. He
and women like Sergeant Touchette who have stepped forward              has lettered in soccer, tennis, indoor track, track and field and
to fight for the security of this nation so that we might continue to   math. He will attend Dartmouth College to study liberal arts. We
enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens throughout the State        extend our congratulations to Kyle on his accomplishments; (HLS
in welcoming Sergeant Touchette home and in extending our               1146)
appreciation to him for his commitment to the United States                  Drew Campbell, of Scarborough, who has been named one of
military; (HLS 1136)                                                    the Top Three Drivers of the 2004-2005 season by the Maine
     Sergeant Paul Laird, of Oxford, who has returned home from         Harness Horseman's Association.                 We extend our
active duty with the 619th Transportation Company stationed in          congratulations to Drew on this accomplishment; (HLS 1147)
Iraq. We have been blessed with generations of men and                       Richard Bartlett, of Windsor, who has been named one of the
women like Sergeant Laird who have stepped forward to fight for         Top Leading Trainers of 2004-2005 by the Maine Harness
the security of this nation so that we might continue to enjoy          Horseman's Association. We extend our congratulations to
liberty and freedom. We join citizens throughout the State in           Richard on this achievement; (HLS 1148)
welcoming Sergeant Laird home and in extending our                           Heath Campbell, of Bangor, who has been named one of the
appreciation to him for his commitment to the United States             Top Three Drivers of the 2004-2005 season by the Maine
military; (HLS 1137)                                                    Harness Horseman's Association.                 We extend our
     Specialist Mark Douglas Lane, of Durham, who has returned          congratulations to Heath on this achievement; (HLS 1149)
home from active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat Battalion               Valerie Grondin, of Bangor, who has been named one of the
stationed in Iraq. We have been blessed with generations of men         Top Leading Trainers of 2004-2005 by the Maine Harness
and women like Specialist Lane who have stepped forward to              Horseman's Association. We extend our congratulations to
fight for the security of this nation so that we might continue to      Valerie on this achievement; (HLS 1150)
enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens throughout the State             Robert Marston, of Cumberland, who has been named one of
in welcoming Specialist Lane home and in extending our                  the Top Leading Trainers of 2004-2005 by the Maine Harness
appreciation to him for his commitment to the United States             Horseman's Association. We extend our congratulations to
military; (HLS 1138)                                                    Robert on this achievement; (HLS 1151)
     Master Sergeant Ronald R. Doucette, of New Gloucester,                  Donald J. Richards, of Yarmouth, who has been nominated to
who has returned home from active duty with the 167th Corps             the United States Trotting Association Hall of Fame by the Maine
Support Group in Iraq. We have been blessed with generations            Harness Horseman's Association.                 We extend our
of men and women like Master Sergeant Doucette who have                 congratulations to Donald on this achievement; (HLS 1152)
stepped forward to fight for the security of this nation so that we          Orrin Phipps, of Yarmouth, who, at the age of 82, has been
might continue to enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens           named the Oldest Owner/Trainer/Driver in the United States by
throughout the State in welcoming Master Sergeant Doucette              the Maine Harness Horseman's Association. We extend our
home and in extending our appreciation to him for his                   congratulations to him on this achievement; (HLS 1153)
commitment to the United States military; (HLS 1139)                         Wally Watson, of Cumberland, who has been named one of
     Staff Sergeant Jason Prosser, of Durham, who has returned          the Top Leading Trainers and Drivers of 2004-2005 by the Maine
home from active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat Battalion          Harness Horseman's Association.                 We extend our
stationed in Iraq. We have been blessed with generations of men         congratulations to him on this achievement; (HLS 1154)
and women like Staff Sergeant Prosser who have stepped                       Jason Bartlett, of Windsor, who has been named the Top
forward to fight for the security of this nation so that we might       Driver of the 2004-2005 season by the Maine Harness
continue to enjoy liberty and freedom.             We join citizens

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Horseman's Association. We extend our congratulations to                  operated her photography business for 20 years. We extend our
Jason on this achievement; (HLS 1155)                                     congratulations to Ms. Harris on her receiving this award and our
     Edward Francis Connolly, a longtime Westbrook educator               wishes for her continued success; (HLS 1163)
and school administrator. Mr. Connolly dedicated his life to                   Cody Desjardins, of Madawaska, who has earned the
educating and inspiring young people. He began his career in              distinction of being first in his class of the 2005 graduating class
Kittery in 1955 and taught in Scarborough schools from 1957 to            of Madawaska High School. He also received top honors in
1963. For the next 35 years, he taught in Westbrook schools,              English, mathematics and science. Cody was a member of the
starting as principal at Prides Corner School. During his time            National Honor Society and a delegate to Boys' State. He was a
with the Westbrook school system, he served as the Director of            member of the school band, pep band and math team. He also
Elementary Education, Director of Curriculum K-8 and                      participated in soccer and basketball. He will be attending
Superintendent of Schools from 1983 to 1995. Throughout his               Bowdoin College, majoring in biochemistry. We extend our
educational career, he remained steadfast in his belief that all          congratulations and best wishes to him on his accomplishments;
children deserve the best education possible. He developed the            (HLS 1164)
mission statement for Westbrook Schools, "The best education                   Elaine Clark, of Cumberland, who has been selected to
for all for life."      He was one of the longest tenured                 receive this year's "Preservation Champion" Statewide Historic
superintendents in Maine. In 1990, Mr. Connolly was the                   Preservation Honor Award. Ms. Clark was awarded this honor
recipient of the Kennedy Center Award for Arts and Humanities.            for her exemplary leadership in several historic preservation
We acknowledge the dedicated service to the youth of his                  projects. We extend our appreciation to Ms. Clark for the lasting
communities and to his profession. He will be greatly missed by           contributions she has made to preserve and protect Maine's
his family, his friends, his colleagues and his students; (IN             irreplaceable heritage and congratulate her on receiving this
MEMORIAM) (HLS 1156)                                                      recognition; (HLS 1165)
     Doctor John F. Andrews, of Boothbay Harbor, who has been                  Officer Ray A. Goodspeed, of Levant, a member of the
chosen as the 2005 Windjammer Days' Street Parade Grand                   Lincoln Police Department, who has graduated from the Maine
Marshal. Doctor Andrews has been a resident of Boothbay                   Criminal Justice Academy. We extend our congratulations and
Harbor since 1954 and a physician there for 42 years. He                  best wishes to Officer Goodspeed; (HLS 1166)
delivered almost 1,000 babies at St. Andrews Hospital in                       the following members of the Mountain Valley High School
Boothbay Harbor and called that the most satisfying part of his           Football Team, winners of their first State Class B Championship;
practice. He was also a pilot who owned his first plane at age 68         Dustin Farnum, Zach Fergola, Pat Knapp, Tristan LaPointe, Chris
and still holds his pilot's license. We extend our congratulations        Lever, Ben Madigan, Shawn Marr, Chris Smith, Korey Staries,
to this well-known and well-loved Boothbay Harbor octogenarian;           Jeremy Sterling, Aaron Arsenault, Brendan Bradley, Eric Collins,
(HLS 1157)                                                                Jeffrey Dow, Travis Fergola, Jason Jonitis, Mike Pelletier, Joel
     the following members of the Odyssey of the Mind Team of             Richards, David Smith, Joey Worthley, Thaddeus Bennett, Zach
Massabesic High School: Stephen Morrill, Morgan Roberts,                  Bradley, Alex Bronish, Cory DeRoehn, Kyle Dow, Matt Glover,
Matthew Phinney, Audrey Allen, Amanda Michaud, Michael                    Cody Grasruck, Zachary Grassette, John Houghton, Stephen
Peters, Ryan Peters and coaches John and Eleanor Roberts.                 Lizotte, Matt Lyons, Andrew Morton, John Perry, Devin Roberts,
This team, one of 5 from Massabesic High School, took home                Andy Shorey, Josh Sicotte, Chris Taylor, Mike Thurston, Michael
one of 19 first-place trophies awarded at the Odyssey of the Mind         Turner, Theodore Aubut, Keith Brennick, Joseph Bruns, Torrey
World Finals Competition in Boulder, Colorado. More than 770              Burgess, Arthur Clifford, Ryan Cormier, Aaron Cote, Christopher
teams from all over the world participated in the competition held        Henderson, Anthony Jordan, Jacob Ledesma, Dean McCrillis,
at the University of Colorado. The winning Massabesic High                Ben Rosenberg, Derek Sicotte, Adam Stearns, Tyler White,
School team is the first team to be World Champions in the                Nathan Woods; Head Coach James Aylward; Assistants Ryan
district. We extend our congratulations to the team on this terrific      Casey, Steve Lapointe and Rick White and Manager Christopher
accomplishment; (HLS 1158)                                                Brennick; (HLS 1167)
     Acting Captain Perry B. Antone, Sr., of Hampden, on his                   the life of Vaughan Gagne, of East Dixfield. Mr. Gagne was
graduation from the FBI National Academy. Captain Antone                  on the East Dixfield Fire Department for 32 years, he was a
works for the Brewer Police Department. He was one of a select            coach for Little League baseball and soccer at Kineowatha and
few to attend the FBI Academy. We extend our congratulations              helped with the Farmington Fair. He worked for International
to Captain Antone on this accomplishment; (HLS 1159)                      Paper for 35 years. The Town of Wilton has dedicated the 2005
     Specialist Jessica Rachel Caouette, of Winslow, who has              Town Report to Mr. Gagne for his many years of dedicated
returned home from active duty with the 701st Maintenance                 service to the Town of East Dixfield and the surrounding
Support team stationed in Iraq. We have been blessed with                 communities; (HLS 1168)
generations of men and women like Specialist Caouette who                      Malcolm "Mac" Wilder Burdin, of Strong and Lakeland,
have stepped forward to fight for the security of this nation so that     Florida, who will be remembered for his dedication to his
we might continue to enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens          community and to firefighter service in Franklin County. Mr.
throughout the State in welcoming Specialist Caouette home and            Burdin joined the United States Marine Corps in 1942. He is an
in extending our appreciation to her for her commitment to the            honoree of the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. He
United States military; (HLS 1160)                                        was a member of the Strong Fire Department and was elected
     Specialist Ryan Philip Cunningham, of Topsham, who served            chief in 1970. The present fire station is named in his honor, The
2 tours of duty in Iraq. We are blessed with generations of men           Malcolm W. Burdin Building. He was a member of the Maine Fire
and women like Specialist Cunningham who have stepped                     Chiefs Association, member and past president of the Franklin
forward to fight for the security of this nation so that we might         County Firemen's Association, life member and past commander
continue to enjoy the privileges of liberty and freedom. We join          of Johnson-Cox Post 78 American Legion and a member of
citizens throughout the State in extending our appreciation to him        Davis and Blue Mountain Lodge of Masons. He was a certified
for his commitment to the United States Military; (HLS 1161)              fire and arson investigator for Franklin County and was involved
     the special occasion of the rededication of the Rockland Civil       in incorporating the 911 system for Strong. He was also active in
War Monument after its restoration and relocation to Chapman              many other civic and community organizations. He was always
Park, at the corner of Park Street and Main Street. The original          willing to help and went more than the extra mile. He will be
monument was dedicated in 1912 to honor Civil War veterans of             missed by his loving family and many friends; (IN MEMORIAM)
Rockland, which had 1,048 men join the United States Army and             (HLS 1169)
Navy out of a total population of 7,300. On June 17, 1861, the                 Alicia L. Arsenault, of Brewer. Mrs. Arsenault came from a
4th Maine Infantry left its camp at Tillson's Hill to begin its trek to   large family and was originally from Bangor. She will be greatly
fight at many of the war's battlegrounds, including;                      missed by her husband of 47 years, Ronald, and her loving family
Chancellorsville, Fair Oaks, Malvern Hills, Second Bull Run,              and friends; (IN MEMORIAM) (HLS 1170)
Chantilly, Fredericksburg and Gettysburg. Rockland was home                    Wayne W. Whitney, of Kenduskeag. Mr. Whitney worked for
to 4 generals of the war: Major General Hiram Berry, who was              30 years with the Farmers Home Administration of the United
killed at Chancellorsville; Brigadier General Davis Tillson;              States Department of Agriculture in Rockland, Belfast, Bangor
Brigadier General Adelbert Ames; and Brevet Brigadier General             and Newport. He retired in 1982 as assistant district supervisor
Jonathon P. Cilley. We join the good citizens of Rockland in              in Newport. After his retirement he was a real estate broker with
celebrating their brave Civil War soldiers and we extend our              the McPhail Agency in Lincoln. He operated tree farms in
congratulations to the City of Rockland on the rededication of this       Kenduskeag and Bradford and was a member of the Small
important monument; (HLS 1162)                                            Woodlot Association of Maine. Mr. Whitney was active in his
     Martha T. Harris, of Gorham, who is the recipient of the 2005        community and served on many boards for the town of
Business Person of the Year Award sponsored by the Gorham                 Kenduskeag. He will be greatly missed by his wife of 57 years,
Business & Civic Exchange. Ms. Harris is the owner of Natural             Shirley, his loving family and his many friends; (IN MEMORIAM)
Country Photography and a lifelong resident of Gorham. She has            (HLS 1171)

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     Leroy D. Grondin, of Levant and formerly a resident of              JoAnn Miller, of Freeport, for her exemplary acts of patriotism
Bangor. Mr. Grondin was a longtime employee of the Bangor            and dedication and support of our service men and women
Daily News and was a National Guard member in his early years.       around the globe, which include welcoming home our troops,
He will be greatly missed by his wife of 48 years, Muriel, and his   preserving the memory of those who perished on September 11,
loving family and friends; (IN MEMORIAM) (HLS 1172)                  2001 and raising community awareness and spirit. Since
     Ryan Lad, Sean Seekins, Miles Gagnon, Liz Sturm, Christina      September 11, 2001, she has stood on Main Street in Freeport
Clewley and Mary Mireles, of the Glenburn School in Glenburn,        as one of the Freeport Flag Ladies. On every Tuesday morning,
who were selected to go to the Middle School District V Honors       on the 11th of each month and on all patriotic holidays, she
Festival. We extend our congratulations to these students for        stands and waves a flag to honor the sacrifices made by the
their accomplishments; (HLS 1173)                                    members of the Armed Forces and their families.                 We
     Bernice "Bunny" Jarvis, of Millinocket, a longtime pioneer      acknowledge her devotion to our State and Nation and we send
within the credit union system, on her being named Honorary          her our best wishes; (HLS 1182)
Board Member of Eastmill Federal Credit Union. Ms. Jarvis                Kalee Page, of Kenduskeag, a student at Central Middle
started work as a teller in 1957 and became manager of the           School in Corinth, who has been named the winner of a United
credit union in 1974. She retired in 1989, but continued to serve    States National Award in mathematics by the United States
on the Board of Directors from 1989 to 2005. In 1993, she            Achievement Academy. We send our congratulations to her on
received the Alexander Ferguson Award, which recognizes              this achievement; (HLS 1183)
outstanding credit union volunteers.             We extend our           the Honorable Edward Ainsworth, of Yarmouth, former
congratulations and best wishes to her; (HLS 1174)                   member of the Maine House of Representatives from 1983 to
     Mr. and Mrs. Keith Borrellos, of Medway, on the occasion of     1984. He was dedicated to his community, his country and his
their 50th Wedding Anniversary, April 9, 2005. They have 6           church. A veteran of the United States Army, he was a resident
children, 11 grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. We           of Yarmouth for 55 years and was a member of the American
extend our congratulations and best wishes to Mr. and Mrs.           Legion Post and Casco Lodge of Masons for more than 50 years,
Borrellos on this special occasion; (HLS 1175)                       as well as a member of the Yarmouth Fire Department. He was
     Nickolas Gagnon, of Van Buren, a member of Boy Scout            a dedicated employee at Guy Gannett Newspapers for 40 years
Troop No. 296, who has earned the high rank and distinction of       and was a respected member of numerous professional
Eagle Scout. This is the highest award in Boy Scouting and is        organizations, and served terms as President of the Greater
given for excellence in skills development, leadership, personal     Portland Labor Council and Vice-president of Maine AFL-CIO.
growth and community service. We send our congratulations to         He organized the annual Memorial Day parade in Yarmouth from
him on this accomplishment; (HLS 1176)                               1972 to 2004 and he was the 1993 recipient of the Latchstring
     Darren Mastropaolo, of Falmouth, a 2004 graduate of             Award in Yarmouth, which honored his community service. Mr.
Falmouth High School and winner of numerous sports awards,           Ainsworth was the Welterweight Boxing Champion of Maine in
such as Gatorade State Player of the Year as senior co-captain       1939 and he was an accomplished baseball pitcher. He was
and being named to Maine's McDonald All-Star Team. He now            inducted in 1985 into the Maine Baseball Hall of Fame for his
attends Bucknell University and plays on that school's team,         extensive contributions as player, coach and umpire over the
which recently had a victory over Kansas, a top-rated team in the    years. Mr. Ainsworth served the Episcopal church as a chalice
NCAA Tournament.              We congratulate Darren on his          bearer, treasurer, lay reader and Member of the Vestry. He will
achievements and we send him our best wishes on his future           be greatly missed by his loving family, neighbors and many
endeavors; (HLS 1177)                                                friends; (IN MEMORIAM) (HLS 1184)
     the NASB Task Force, Save Our Shipyard and Grow DFAS                Joshua Saunders, of Fairfield, who has earned the distinction
groups, as well as their host communities, for their members'        of being named Salutatorian of the 2005 graduating class of
tireless efforts to lobby against placing Maine bases on the final   Lawrence High School. We extend our congratulations and best
list of military installations recommended for closure or            wishes to him on his achievement; (HLS 1185)
realignment. The volunteers of these groups have given great             Emma James, of Avon, who is a recipient of the American
amounts of their time and personal resources to serve the State      Legion School Award Medal.            The award represents the
of Maine and our Nation by advocating for these important bases.     educational symbolism of the School Award Medal program and
Members of the group have been instrumental in meeting with          is associated with the American Legion and its purposes. The
Department of Defense officials, organizing community rallies,       award is given to a graduating student based on courage, honor,
raising money and spearheading letter writing campaigns to keep      leadership, patriotism, scholarship and service. Emma is also a
the Maine bases fully operational. The communities that are          recipient of the Secretary of State's 2005 8th Grade Citizenship
home to these bases have responded with great energy and             Award. We extend our congratulations to Emma on her receiving
have forcefully voiced their support for the bases. We extend our    these awards; (HLS 1186)
encouragement and support as they face the work ahead and we             Ethan Eisenhaur, of Madrid, who is a recipient of the
offer our gratitude for all they have done; (HLS 1178)               American Legion School Award Medal. The award represents
     Ann Holt, of Greenwood, upon her retirement from Maine          the educational symbolism of the School Award Medal program
School Administrative District #44. Ms. Holt worked with the         and is associated with the American Legion and its purposes.
District for 35 years, serving as Director of Special Services for   The award is given to a graduating student based on courage,
17 years.       Additionally, she was named Maine's Special          honor, leadership, patriotism, scholarship and service. We
Education Director of the Year. We acknowledge her many years        extend our congratulations to Ethan on his receiving this award;
of dedicated service to the students of her district and we send     (HLS 1187)
her our best wishes on her retirement; (HLS 1179)                        Agnes H. Falt, of Woolwich, at the age of 104. Mrs. Falt was
     Carmen Footer, of Freeport, for her exemplary acts of           a longtime resident of Northeast Harbor, where she and her
patriotism and dedication and support of our service men and         husband Gordon ran Hillcrest Market until they retired in 1955. In
women around the globe, which include welcoming home our             1960, they bought Holmes Store, a clothing business, which they
troops, preserving the memory of those who perished on               ran for 10 years. Mr. Falt died in 1981. She moved to Woolwich
September 11, 2001 and raising community awareness and               10 years ago to be with her son Gordon. She is survived by 3
spirit. Since September 11, 2001, she has stood on Main Street       grandsons, 5 great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews
in Freeport as one of the Freeport Flag Ladies. On every             and her sister Clare, who is 100 years of age. She will be greatly
Tuesday morning, on the 11th of each month and on all patriotic      missed by her family and friends; (IN MEMORIAM) (HLS 1188)
holidays, she stands and waves a flag to honor the sacrifices            Kingsley Strout, of Gorham, a resident of Gorham House,
made by the members of the Armed Forces and their families.          who is the recipient of the Remember Me Award from the Maine
We acknowledge her devotion to our State and Nation and we           Hospital Association. Mr. Strout is a retired Methodist pastor and
send her our best wishes; (HLS 1180)                                 served in many churches in Maine over the years. He has been
     Elaine Greene, of Freeport, for her exemplary acts of           a devoted husband to his loving wife of 62 years, Margaret, and a
patriotism and dedication and support of our service men and         loving father to his children Larry and Kathy. Mr. Strout continues
women around the globe, which include welcoming home our             to give support and friendship to his friends and family. We
troops, preserving the memory of those who perished on               extend our congratulations to him on his receiving this award and
September 11, 2001 and raising community awareness and               we send him our best wishes; (HLS 1189)
spirit. Since September 11, 2001, she has stood on Main Street           the following members of Lake Region High School located in
in Freeport as one of the Freeport Flag Ladies. On every             Naples who have earned the distinction with their exemplary
Tuesday morning, on the 11th of each month and on all patriotic      academic performance and dedication to their studies of being
holidays, she stands and waves a flag to honor the sacrifices        named Lake Region's Top Ten Percent of the 2005 graduating
made by the members of the Armed Forces and their families.          class: Stephanie Athanosios, Adam Davis, Sarah Fowler, Lauren
We acknowledge her devotion to our State and Nation and we           Gillespie, Allison Harris, Chelsey Heath, Bailey Knowlton, Ashley
send her our best wishes; (HLS 1181)                                 Loring, Leanna Martin, Casey McClean, Bridget McMahon,

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Stephanie Palmer, Scott Perreault and Melissa Rivet. We extend        We extend our congratulations and best wishes to them on their
our congratulations to them on this outstanding achievement;          achievement; (HLS 1199)
(HLS 1190)                                                                 the following students, who have earned the distinction
     Rance Knowles, of Manchester, beloved husband, father and        through their exemplary academic performance of being named
grandfather. Mr. Knowles served for 3 years in the United States      the Top Ten students in the 2005 graduating class of Oak Hill
Army.      He worked in many capacities for the Town of               High School in Wales: Stacy Bartos, Kristin Waterman, Leesa
Manchester. He was fire chief, selectman, chair of the Board of       Black, John Daggett, Dana Bonin, Christopher Curran, Ashley
Selectmen and code enforcement officer. He was a lifetime             Malinowski, Carmen Fisher, Troy Janelle and Christina Demers.
member of the Maine State Federation of the Firefighters and a        We extend our congratulations and best wishes to them on their
member of the Maine Fire Chiefs Association, the State of Maine       achievement; (HLS 1200)
Board of Underground Tank Installers, Manchester Lions Club,               Tom Reynolds, of Farmington, for his many years of
Post 202 of the AMVETS, Post 2 American Legion and a                  dedication to the University of Maine at Farmington and to its Ski
cofounder of the Manchester Festival. He enjoyed his gardens,         Industries Certificate Program, one of the first and only programs
cooking with his grandchildren and spending time with his family.     of its kind in the nation, which celebrates its 25th anniversary this
He will be missed by his loving family and many friends; (IN          year. The program combines a bachelor's degree with one of 3
MEMORIAM) (HLS 1191)                                                  certificate concentrations:         Ski Business Management,
     James Alfred Louder, of Corinna, on the occasion of his          Professional Ski Coaching and Ski Teaching and Adaptive Ski
retirement after 37 years as a teacher. Mr. Louder taught at the      Teaching. Mr. Reynolds is the founder and was the director of
Vickery School and the Warsaw Middle School, both in Pittsfield.      this program before his retirement from the university 6 years
We extend our appreciation to Mr. Louder for his commitment to        ago. He has been a tireless advocate for the ski industry in
the youth of the State and wish him well in his retirement; (HLS      Maine, for the University of Maine at Farmington and for the
1192)                                                                 professional development of young people.              We join the
     the Robert W. Traip Academy, in Kittery, on the occasion of      university and ski communities in acknowledging Mr. Reynolds'
its 100th Anniversary. The school was founded in 1905 and its         invaluable contributions and we extend our congratulations and
construction was funded from the estate of the late Robert W.         best wishes to him on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of his
Traip, who died in 1864. Mr. Traip was a direct descendent of         program; (HLS 1201)
one of Kittery's original settlers dating back to the 1600s. After         Jessica Englehart, of Benton, who has earned the distinction
the death of his last heir in 1897, an endowment was established      of being named Valedictorian of the 2005 graduating class of
to start an academy. The school grew in size, especially during       Erskine Academy. We extend our congratulations and best
World War II, when the town grew due to work at the Navy Yard.        wishes to her on her achievement; (HLS 1202)
The academy property was sold to the Town of Kittery in 1967.              Heather Moody, of Glenburn, who has received the Girl Scout
Major renovations and construction began in 1989.               We    Silver Award in recognition of her excellence in skills
acknowledge the long and distinguished history of the school and      development, leadership, personal growth and community
its contributions to education in the State of Maine. We extend       service. We extend our congratulations to her on receiving this
our congratulations to the academy on its centennial celebration      highest award in Cadette Girl Scouting; (HLS 1203)
and we send our best wishes for future success; (HLS 1193)                 Krista Bennatti-Roberts, of Freeport, who is the recipient of
     Androscoggin County Head Start and Child Care on the             the Secretary of State's Eighth Grade Citizenship Award. This
occasion of its 40th anniversary. Androscoggin Head Start and         award is given to honor outstanding eighth-grade students for
Child Care promotes the positive growth of children, families and     their civic awareness, scholastic achievement and community
staff by increasing opportunities for learning and supporting         service. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Krista
personal goal development. It provides child care services to         on her receiving this honor; (HLS 1204)
more than 400 children at 13 locations throughout Androscoggin             Betty Robinson, of Auburn, associate professor of leadership
County. We extend our appreciation and congratulations to             and organizational studies at the University of Southern
Androscoggin County Head Start and Child Care and its staff for       Maine/Lewiston-Auburn, who has been awarded the Donald
their ;dedicated commitment to the families of Androscoggin           Harward Faculty Award for Service-Learning Excellence. This
County; (HLS 1194)                                                    award is presented through the Maine Campus Compact to
     Casey Maynard, of Perham, who has earned the distinction of      faculty members who have demonstrated a significant
being named Valedictorian of the 2005 graduating class of             commitment to practicing and promoting service-learning.
Washburn High School. We extend our congratulations and best          Professor Robinson was cited for her work to increase
wishes to Casey for this outstanding achievement; (HLS 1195)          opportunities for active student learning through the interweaving
     Ashley Espling, of Perham, who has earned the distinction of     of classroom learning with hands-on service experience in order
being named Salutatorian of the 2005 graduating class of              for students to gain a sense of their own efficacy in the world.
Washburn High School. We extend our congratulations and best          We extend our congratulations to her on her receiving this honor;
wishes to Ashley on this achievement; (HLS 1196)                      (HLS 1205)
     Robert J. "Bob" Williams, of Manchester, a man loved,                 Megan Beals, of Houlton, who was chosen as Miss Maine
respected and admired by his family, friends and coworkers, yet       2005 at the 69th Miss Maine Scholarship Pageant.                She
a name unknown by thousands who have benefited from his               competed in the categories of talent, interview, evening gown and
work.     Mr. Williams never sought the limelight and never           swimsuit. The talent category of her competition featured a
performed his duties for the glory or recognition. His vocation       classical jazz vocal performance and her service platform is
was his avocation. He was a quiet man, mostly content to silently     Mentoring to Empower Tomorrow's Leaders. Ms. Beals also
go about his duties. He was the Federal Air Coordinator for the       received the Miss Maine Pageant 2005 Talent Award. She will
Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife and led the               go on to compete for the title of Miss America. The Miss America
department's acquisition of conservation lands and boat access        Organization is one of the world's largest providers of scholarship
sites throughout the State for more than 17 years. His dedication     assistance for young women, and helps them to achieve personal
to protecting the public's rights and interests in those special      and professional goals while providing a forum in which to
waters and places never rested or wavered. He was tireless in         demonstrate their talents. Ms. Beals is the daughter of Terry and
his efforts to assist in the purchase of thousands of acres of land   Debbie Beals and plans to attend the University of Maine at
for permanent wildlife conservation. He loved his work and            Presque Isle. We extend our congratulations to her on her
serving Maine's people and leaves a legacy of protection and          winning this title and we send her our best wishes; (HLS 1206)
access to our woods and waters for generations to enjoy. He will           Margaret Merrill, of Dayton, who has been selected as an
be dearly missed by his loving family, coworkers and friends; (IN     Albert Einstein Fellow for 2005-2006. Mrs. Merrill teaches the
MEMORIAM) (HLS 1197)                                                  3rd and 4th grades at the Plummer-Motz Elementary School in
     Joyce and Harvey Wood, of Fairfield, on the special occasion     Falmouth, where she weaves science education extensively into
of their 50th Wedding Anniversary.               We extend our        the daily curriculum. As one of only 14 educators chosen to
congratulations and best wishes to them as they celebrate their       participate in the Albert Einstein Fellowship Program, she will be
Golden Anniversary; (HLS 1198)                                        assigned to a United States Senator's office in Washington, D.C.
     the following students, who have earned the distinction          for 10 months to help shape education policy and provide policy
through their exemplary academic performance of being named           makers with practical insights and "real world" perspectives. We
as the Top Five Percent of the 2005 graduating class at Oxford        extend our appreciation to Mrs. Merrill for her commitment to
Hills Comprehensive High School in South Paris: Sarah N.              education and send her best wishes for her important work in our
Ladner, Paul E. Apollo, Frederick Schwaner IV, Jennifer L.            nation's capital; (HLS 1207)
Dowling, Abigail R. Rogers, Charles K. Howes, Annmarie Foster,             Dwight L. Rideout, of Holden, Senior Associate Dean of
Aurora L. Lenz-Watson, Jacob W. Burns, James D. Knightly,             Students at the University of Maine, for his 40 years of dedicated
Sasha L. Campbell, Hannah S. Grenier and Randi L. Arsenault.          and honorable service to the University of Maine as alumnus,
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innumerable university, statewide and regional committees              in extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the
related to student affairs and associated issues and is a frequent     United States military; (HLS 1216)
conference presenter on subjects such as goal setting, time                 Edgar E. Carr, Sr., of Millinocket, a longtime employee of
management, outdoor recreation and student consumerism. He             Bangor & Aroostook Railroad. Mr. Carr worked for Maine
has contributed to many areas of student life at the university,       Forestry Service during World War II and later worked as a
including diversity, religious affairs, campus planning, crisis        railroad engineer. He retired in 1974 after 48 years with the
management, career counseling, traffic and safety and student          railroad. He was a 75-year member of Nollesemic Lodge No.
housing.      Dean Rideout has been the recipient of many              205 AF & AM, a member of the Scottish Rite for more than 50
distinguished honors, including the Black Bear Award for               years and a member of Anah Temple Shrine. He will be sadly
Outstanding Service from the University of Maine Alumni                missed by his family; (IN MEMORIAM) (HLS 1217)
Association. He served as the President of the Professional                 Maine Public Broadcasting Network, with offices in Bangor,
Employees' Advisory Committee. He has also been a source of            Lewiston and Portland, on being named Radio Station of the
leadership and support for many students through difficult times,      Year for the second consecutive year by the Maine Associated
from the Vietnam War to September 11, 2001. His passion for            Press Broadcasters.          This recognition is determined by an
high-quality student support services has benefited the university     independent panel of journalists from outside the state and it
over the years. The quality of his work is greatly appreciated and     exemplifies the commitment and dedication of the network to
will not be forgotten. We acknowledge his valuable contributions       provide a unique and valued public service to the citizens of
to the university system and to the State of Maine and we send         Maine. We extend our congratulations to all members of MPBN
him our best wishes on his retirement; (HLS 1208)                      Radio who have helped achieve this honor; (HLS 1218)
     the following members of the Mt. Ararat High School Girls              Gail C. Bentz, of Lewiston, who was very involved in
Tennis Team, of Topsham, who won their 2nd straight Class A            community and veterans' affairs and in doing volunteer work for
State Championship: Marcia Gilbride, Jenn Charette, Katie              charities. She was a member of the Lewiston Lodge of Elks,
Marstaller, Christie Rogers, Chelsea Annese, Ellen London, Amy         where she held several elected positions, and was also a
Bloxsom, Alison Conners, Jennifer Crosby, Fiona deBoer,                member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary Post 9150, which she
Margaret Stone, Brook Vail and Coach Sheila Bohlin. We extend          founded and for which she served as charter president for the
our congratulations to the team on this accomplishment; (HLS           first 2 years. Mrs. Bentz was also a member of American Legion
1209)                                                                  Post 158 Ladies Auxiliary as well as the Franco American
     the Town of Baldwin and the Brown Memorial Library, in            Veterans' Ladies Auxiliary. She was an advocate for Maine's
honor of the grand opening of the new wing that contains the           Ombudsman Program for several years. We acknowledge her
William C. Pierce Community Room and the Flint Historical              dedicated service to her community. She will be greatly missed
Room. The late Mr. Pierce was a descendant of one of the               by her loving family and many friends; (IN MEMORIAM) (HLS
founding citizens of Baldwin and was a benefactor and                  1219)
contributor to the library and to the community. The Flint family           Sergeant Annie Fitzpatrick, of Winterport, for her military
also goes back to the original founders of the town. We send our       service in Iraq. Sergeant Fitzpatrick served with the 323rd Army
congratulations to the good citizens of Baldwin on this occasion;      Reserve Maintenance Division and has now arrived home after
(HLS 1210)                                                             her deployment in Iraq. The 323rd Maintenance Division is a
     Janelle Vigue, of Hartland, who has earned the distinction of     mobile team supporting convoys in Iraq, in the area of Tikrit, in
being named Valedictorian of the 2005 graduating class of              addition to uparmoring new vehicles for other units. We are
Nokomis Regional High School. We extend our congratulations            blessed with generations of men and women like Sergeant
to her on this achievement; (HLS 1211)                                 Fitzpatrick who have stepped forward to fight for the security of
     Sarah Bradstreet, of Newport, who has earned the distinction      this nation so that we might continue to enjoy liberty and
of being named Salutatorian of the 2005 graduating class of            freedom.       We extend our sincere thank you to Sergeant
Nokomis Regional High School. We extend our congratulations            Fitzpatrick for keeping America safe and secure; (HLS 1220)
to her on this achievement; (HLS 1212)                                      the Robert Irving Family, of Caribou, on its being named the
     Morgan Mitchell, of Southport, a Boothbay Region                  2005 Farm Family of the Year. The Irving family began its
Elementary School 7th-grade student, who is the recipient of the       farming venture in the late 1800s. More recently, Robert and his
first 20 Below 20 Award, which is sponsored by Maine                   brother, Richard, farmed potatoes, raised dairy cattle and raised
Today.com and the Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday                   and trained standardbred racehorses at their father's farm in
Telegram. The award honors outstanding Maine youths under              Washburn. Robert and his father, Kenneth, worked the land the
the age of 20 for special achievements and community                   family referred to as the "home farm" until 1986. Along with his 3
involvement. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to          sons, Scott, Steve and Jeff, Robert now farms about 1,400 acres
Morgan on her receiving this award; (HLS 1213)                         in the Washburn-Caribou area, including 700 acres of potatoes
     David LaGraffe, of South Portland, on the occasion of his         and 500 acres of barley. In 1998 Irving Farms was named
retirement from teaching after 24 years with the Portland School       Conservation Farm of the Year by the Central Aroostook Soil and
System. Mr. LaGraffe has taught for 17 years at Hall School in         Water Conservation District.          Robert has been an active
the Many Rivers Program and 7 years in the Gifted and Talented         participant in the farming industry, including serving on the
Program (Project Exploration).        With degrees in English,         National Potato Board, with 3 years on its executive committee.
philosophy and education, he has taught from pre-school to the         We congratulate Robert, his wife of 47 years, Mavis, his sons and
college level. He helped design and implement the Portland-            all of the Irving family on their receiving this honor; (HLS 1221)
Falmouth Teacher's Academy. He is a talented professional                   Theresa Gregoire Lapointe, of Augusta, on the special
actor with extensive stage and some television experience and          occasion of her 75th Birthday, June 11, 2005. She is married to
he leads teacher workshops in the performing arts.              We     Normand Lapointe, is the mother of 5 children and has 8
acknowledge his dedicated service to his profession and to the         grandchildren and 2 great-granddaughters. Mrs. Lapointe was a
children of his community and we send him our best wishes on           part owner of Lapointe Lumber and is part owner of Lapointe-St.
his retirement; (HLS 1214)                                             Onge Development. She loves to shop and garden and is proud
     Longfellow Elementary School in Portland, which is the            of her summer home on the lake. We join her family in extending
recipient of the 2005 Maine Creative Ticket School of Excellence       our best wishes to her on this celebration of her life; (HLS 1222)
Award from the Maine Alliance for Arts Education and the                    County Box and Pallet, of Presque Isle, and its employees,
Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. In addition, the school             who were given a safety award for having completed 1,100 days,
recently had 2 Odyssey of the Mind teams qualify for world             or 4 years, without any work-related injuries.             The Work
competition. The level of excellence at this school is attributed to   Opportunity Center oversees the nonprofit County Box and Pallet
the continued commitment from parents, educators and the               and both programs are under the umbrella of the Central
school community. We extend our congratulations to the staff,          Aroostook Association for Retarded Citizens. The pallet industry
students and parents at Longfellow Elementary School on these          is rated one of the most dangerous and we congratulate the
recent achievements; (HLS 1215)                                        employees of County Box and Pallet for maintaining such high
     Sergeant Ricky McKenzie, of Newport, who has returned             safety standards and achieving this remarkable record. We send
home after 15 months of active duty with the 133rd Engineer            them our best wishes; (HLS 1223)
Combat Battalion, Company C stationed in Iraq. While in Iraq,               June 18, 2005 as William Hutchings Day in honor of the
the 133rd Company C built schools and municipal buildings and          Penobscot settler who fought for independence during the
constructed new roads. We have been blessed with generations           Revolutionary War. He will be honored by the Daughters of the
of men and women like Sergeant McKenzie who have stepped               American Revolution and the townspeople of Penobscot with a
forward to fight for the security of this nation so that we might      new monument on his grave. His father's family lived at Haney's
continue to enjoy liberty and freedom.           We join citizens      Point and left the town for Newcastle after the British landed in
throughout the State in welcoming Sergeant McKenzie home and           1779. William enlisted to serve in 1780 at the age of 15 and was
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family returned to Penobscot to find the family's farm had been        Dalymple made for his State and his Nation. We welcome the
destroyed. With true pioneer spirit, the family rebuilt it. William    Moving Wall to our State and honor Corporal Dalrymple and all of
and his wife Mercy had 16 children, all born in Penobscot. He          the others whose names are inscribed on it; (HLS 1232)
died in 1866, at the age of 101. At the time of his death, he was           the beloved memory of United States Warrant Officer Bard
the last Revolutionary War soldier in New England. We salute           Elton Davenport, of Wilton, on the honored occasion of the
him on this day, June 18th, as someone who exemplifies the best        Moving Wall's visit to Wilton on August 2, 2005. He died in
of our State and our Nation. His own spirit remains alive and          Vietnam on March 27, 1969 at the age of 22, and his name is
well, transmitted by generations of men and women who continue         inscribed on the Vietnam Memorial. The Moving Wall, an
to step forward to fight for the security of this Nation, so that we   independent half-sized traveling version of the national memorial,
all might enjoy liberty and freedom; (HLS 1224)                        has been touring the Nation for 20 years. We take this
     Meredith Burgess, of Portland, president of Burgess               opportunity to acknowledge the ultimate sacrifice that Warrant
Advertising, who was honored as one of Maine's 100 Volunteers          Officer Davenport made for his State and his Nation. We
of the Year at the 17th Annual Governor's Service Awards. Ms.          welcome the Moving Wall to our State and honor Warrant Officer
Burgess serves on the New England Board of Directors and the           Davenport and all of the others whose names are inscribed on it;
National Government Affairs Committee of the American                  (HLS 1233)
Association of Advertising Agencies. She is a past president of             Gladys Gugan, of Manchester, on the occasion of her
the Greater Portland Advertising Club, she serves as an emeritus       retirement as Complaint Examiner at the Office of the Attorney
board member of the Ronald McDonald House in Bangor and is a           General after 24 years of dedicated service to the people of the
past president and board member of the Ronald McDonald                 State of Maine. Mrs. Gugan has been with the office's Consumer
House of Portland. She has served on the University of Maine           Information and Mediation Service since it began in 1981. She
Alumni Association Board and is a past president of the                started as a mediator for the office and then became an Assistant
Cumberland County Alumni Chapter.              In 2002, she was        Complaint Examiner before becoming the supervisory Complaint
appointed to the University of Maine board of visitors and is          Examiner. This innovative program, using volunteer mediators
currently serving as vice chair. She is active in genealogy and        and well-trained assistants, is now a model for many other states
has served on the board of the Maine Historical Society. We            and their mediation services as it handles 8,000 contacts a year
extend our congratulations and best wishes to her as she               from the public. She has also been instrumental in overseeing
receives this well-deserved honor; (HLS 1225)                          the development and implementation of the Maine Lemon Law
     Cadet 1st Lieutenant Maureen Klink, of Levant, a member of        Arbitration Program after the law was adopted. The Mediation
the Hermon Hawks Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps at              Service and the Lemon Law program have returned up to
Hermon High School, who is the recipient of the Daughters of the       $1,000,000 annually to consumers. Mrs. Gugan moved to Maine
American Revolution JROTC Award.                   We send our         from her native England with her husband David in 1962. She is
congratulations to her on her receiving this award and our best        acknowledged as one of the most knowledgeable people in
wishes on her future career plans; (HLS 1226)                          Maine consumer law and her work has been invaluable to the
     Alanna Ashely Phillips-Crocker, of Westbrook, a senior and        public and to the State. We thank her for her many years of
honor student at Westbrook High School. Ms. Phillips-Crocker           exceptional work and we extend our congratulations and best
was enrolled to attend the University of New Hampshire to major        wishes to her on her retirement; (HLS 1234)
in psychology. She was known for her generous nature, her                   the Casco Bay Transit District, of Portland, upon the honored
sense of humor and her kindness to all. She enjoyed music,             occasion of the launching and christening of the Aucocisco III, the
writing, sewing and the visual arts. She will be missed by her         newest vessel in the Casco Bay Lines fleet, which began her
family and friends; (IN MEMORIAM) (HLS 1227)                           service to proud islanders in May, 2005. An all-American
     Donald Muth, Sr., of Hampden, a veteran of the Korean War.        product, she was designed by Seaworthy Systems of Essex,
Mr. Muth worked for Penobscot Shoe Company for 20 years. He            Connecticut and built by Steiner Shipyard in Bayou LaBatre,
served the community in many ways, including as a Sunday               Alabama. Powered by New England Detroit Diesel engines, she
school teacher, Boy Scout leader, Hampden town councilor, VFW          made her maiden voyage up the Atlantic coast to Down East
Post No. 4633 of Hampden post commander, volunteer at the              waters with a Casco Bay Lines crew aboard. She bears the
Masonic Learning Center and volunteer for the Penobscot Valley         name of noble predecessors, both famous harbor workhorses for
Council of Government and most recently as the chair of the            much of the 20th century: Aucocisco I (1897-1953), built in the
Hampden Veterans Honor Roll Committee. He will be missed by            Nathan Dyer yard in South Portland and used as a United States
his family and many friends; (IN MEMORIAM) (HLS 1228)                  Navy ferry serving Portland harbor forts during World War II; and
     Harold and Galen L. Larrabee, of Knox, recipients of the first    Aucocisco II (1954-1967), built by Blount Marine of Rhode Island.
annual Commissioner's Distinguished Service Award presented            Built along the lines and bearing the spirit of her famous
by the Maine Department of Agriculture, Food and Rural                 namesakes, may the new Aucocisco III continue to symbolize the
Resources. The award recognizes those who have volunteered             endurance, diligence and determination to breast the tides, which
their time and talents for the promotion of agriculture in Maine.      exemplifies the Maine heritage. We wish her fair winds, following
Harold and Galen manage Aghaloma Farms, a 3rd-generation               seas and a long voyage well into the 21st Century serving Casco
family farm with 400 milk cows and 700 head of cattle. Members         Bay and Portland, Longfellow's beloved city "that is seated by
of Agri-Mark Dairy Co-op, they have received quality awards for        the sea"; (HLS 1235)
years, their most recent being 2003 Top Quality Milk Producer               Carolyn Ouellet, of Rockport, who has earned the distinction
from Oakhurst Dairy. We recognize and applaud their leadership         of being named Salutatorian of the 2005 graduating class of
in the agricultural industry; (HLS 1229)                               Camden Hills Regional High School.                We extend our
     Karen Hinson, of Robbinston, on the occasion of her               congratulations to Carolyn on this accomplishment; (HLS 1236)
retirement as a teacher. Ms. Hinson has taught at Calais High               Ruth Gonnella, of Rockport, who has earned the distinction of
School since 1991. She has worked in the Special Education             being named Co-Valedictorian of the 2005 graduating class of
department for many years. She has kept abreast of new                 Camden Hills Regional High School.                We extend our
legislation pertaining to education and has shared that knowledge      congratulations to Ruth on this accomplishment; (HLS 1237)
with the faculty and staff. She is a true friend to education, her          Brigitta Polson, of Lincolnville, who has earned the distinction
students and the faculty at Calais High School. We extend our          of being named Co-Valedictorian of the 2005 graduating class of
appreciation to Ms. Hinson for her dedication and commitment to        Camden Hills Regional High School.                We extend our
the students of Calais and send our best wishes to her on her          congratulations to Brigitta on this accomplishment; (HLS 1238)
retirement; (HLS 1230)                                                      Pastor Steven Loan, of Winter Harbor, who is leaving after 12
     Benjamin Dunham, of Strong, a student at Strong Elementary        years as pastor at the Gouldsboro and Prospect Harbor United
School, who is the recipient of the Secretary of State's Eighth        Methodist Churches. His vigorous and encompassing ministry
Grade Citizenship Award.          This award is given to honor         has extended beyond the comfortable confines of the church
outstanding eighth-grade students for their civic awareness,           walls to all in need. We acknowledge his dedicated service to the
scholastic achievement and community service. We extend our            community and State and we join his parishioners in wishing him
congratulations and best wishes to Benjamin on his receiving this      well in his future endeavors; (HLS 1239)
honor; (HLS 1231)                                                           the members of the Fort Kent Community High School
     the beloved memory of United States Army Corporal Leslie          Nordic Girls Ski Team on winning the Aroostook County Nordic
Aaron Dalrymple, of East Wilton, on the honored occasion of the        Ski Championship. The members of the team are: Nicole
Moving Wall's visit to Wilton on August 2, 2005. He died in            Chasse, Dee Pelletier, Kathryn Morin, Nicki Trudel, Lindsay Cyr,
Vietnam on November 20, 1969 at the age of 20, and his name is         Justine Cyr, Kristyn Labrie, Allison Charette, Cassie Vaillancourt,
inscribed on the Vietnam Memorial. The Moving Wall, an                 Sarah Plourde, Sarah Bouchard, Lauren Lavoie and Lora Cyr
independent half-sized traveling version of the national memorial,     and Coaches Ben Paradis and Greg Voisine. We extend our
has been touring the Nation for 20 years. We take this                 congratulations to them on their achievement; (HLS 1240)
opportunity to acknowledge the ultimate sacrifice that Corporal

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                                               December 1, 2004 to December 5, 2006

     Richard E. "Dick" Doyle, lifelong resident of Portland, and           Patricia Lord, a teacher at South School in Rockland, who is
notable sportswriter for the Portland newspapers. Mr. Doyle           retiring after 18 years of teaching at the school and almost 37
graduated from Bowdoin College in 1940 and went to work for           years as a teacher. We extend our congratulations and best
Guy Gannett Publishing Company. He served in the United               wishes to her on her retirement; (HLS 1251)
States Army during World War II in the European Theater of                 Linda Woodman, a teacher at South School in Rockland, who
Operations. He returned from the war to the newspaper, where          is retiring after 18 years of teaching at the school and 26 years
he worked for 44 years before retiring. He was very active in the     with the school district. We acknowledge her dedicated years of
community and served on the first Parish Council of St. Patrick's     teaching and we extend our congratulations and best wishes to
Church. He will be greatly missed by his loving family, his           her on her retirement; (HLS 1252)
readers and his friends; (IN MEMORIAM) (HLS 1241)                          Thomas LeBlond, a teacher at Rockland District Middle
     Costa Smirles, of Greene, on the occasion of his retirement      School, who is retiring after 30 years of dedicated service to
from Winthrop High School. Mr. Smirles taught math for 35             School Administrative District #5. We acknowledge his dedicated
years. We extend our appreciation to Mr. Smirles for his              years of teaching and extend our congratulations and best
commitment to the youth of the State and send our                     wishes to him on his retirement; (HLS 1253)
congratulations to him on his retirement; (HLS 1242)                       Frank and Alice Wallace, of East Millinocket, on the occasion
     Barbara Selwood, of Winthrop, on the occasion of her             of their 50th Wedding Anniversary, June 18, 2005. We extend
retirement from Winthrop High School after a career as a math         our congratulations and best wishes to Mr. and Mrs. Wallace on
teacher that spanned 21 years. We extend our appreciation to          their Golden Anniversary; (HLS 1254)
Ms. Selwood for her commitment to the youth of the State and               William and Helen Barrett, of Lisbon Falls, on the occasion of
send our best wishes to her on her retirement; (HLS 1243)             their 50th Wedding Anniversary, June 25, 2005. We extend our
     Paula Gaudet, of Winthrop, on the occasion of her retirement     congratulations and best wishes to Mr. and Mrs. Barrett on this
from Winthrop Public Schools after a career that spanned 31           special occasion; (HLS 1255)
years. Ms. Gaudet was a teacher, assistant principal, grade                Philip and Barbara Roy, of Lisbon Falls, on the occasion of
school principal and superintendent of schools. We extend our         their 60th Wedding Anniversary, November 22, 2005. We extend
appreciation to Ms. Gaudet for her commitment to the youth of         our congratulations and best wishes to Mr. and Mrs. Roy on this
the State and send our best wishes to her on her retirement;          special occasion; (HLS 1256)
(HLS 1244)                                                                 Samuel E. Pattison, Jr., of Harpswell, on the occasion of his
     Liz Vose, of Winthrop, on the occasion of her retirement from    retirement from Knight-Celotex plant in Lisbon Falls after 37
Winthrop Grade School after 21 years as a second grade                years of dedicated service to his work and community. We
teacher. We extend our appreciation to Ms. Vose for her               extend our best wishes to Mr. Pattison on his retirement; (HLS
commitment to the youth of the State and send our best wishes         1257)
to her on her retirement; (HLS 1245)                                       George and Anna Ferguson, of Lisbon Falls, on the occasion
     Jim Baker, of Winthrop, on the occasion of his retirement from   of their 60th Wedding Anniversary, May 19, 2005. We extend our
Winthrop Middle School. Mr. Baker taught in the Industrial Arts       congratulations and best wishes to Mr. and Mrs. Ferguson on this
Department for 33 years. We extend our appreciation to Mr.            special occasion; (HLS 1258)
Baker for his commitment to the youth of the State and send our            George and Joanne Couture, of Bowdoin, on the occasion of
best wishes to him on his retirement; (HLS 1246)                      their 60th Wedding Anniversary, November 3, 2005. We extend
     Frank Smith, of Wayne, on the occasion of his retirement         our congratulations and best wishes to Mr. and Mrs. Couture on
from Winthrop High School. Mr. Smith taught in the Industrial         this special occasion; (HLS 1259)
Arts Department for 35 years. We extend our appreciation to Mr.            Arthur and Ernestine Marquis, of Lisbon Falls, on the
Smith for his commitment to the youth of the State and send our       occasion of their 60th Wedding Anniversary, March 30, 2005.
congratulations to him on his retirement; (HLS 1247)                  We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Mr. and Mrs.
     the Honorable Verdi L. Tripp, of Brunswick, who has been         Marquis on this special occasion; (HLS 1260)
named the 2004 Citizen of the Year by the Southern Midcoast                George and Jeanne Huston, of Lisbon Falls, on the occasion
Maine Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Tripp served in the House of           of their 50th Wedding Anniversary, June 16, 2005. We extend
Representatives during the 117th, 118th and 119th Legislatures.       our congratulations and best wishes to Mr. and Mrs. Huston on
He has been active in the area Chamber of Commerce since              this special occasion; (HLS 1261)
1985 and served as its president in 1990. He was instrumental in           Robert and Claudette Blais, Sr., of Lisbon Falls, on the
establishing the first Base Realignment and Closure "BRAC"            occasion of their 50th Wedding Anniversary, June 11, 2005. We
committee of the chamber, which was successful in averting the        extend our congratulations and best wishes to Mr. and Mrs. Blais
Brunswick Naval Air Station from being listed in the first BRAC       on this special occasion; (HLS 1262)
review. He was a Topsham selectman, serving as chair for 5                 Thelma Godsoe Bowler, of Bangor, on the occasion of her
years. He cochaired the Coastal Connector and Merrymeeting            101st birthday, June 27, 2005. Mrs. Bowler is a graduate of
Bridge project. He has been married to his wife Margaret for 44       Bangor High School and the Gilman Commercial School. She
years, and they have 2 children. He and his wife started The          married Leslie Bowler on July 5, 1934 and they spent most of
Pejepscot Cryer newspaper, which is now the Topsham Cryer.            their lives in Bangor where they raised their son William. Her son
We extend our appreciation to him for his unselfish commitment        and grandson currently reside on Nantucket Island,
to his community and congratulate him on receiving this award;        Massachusetts. Mrs. Bowler is a dedicated member of the
(HLS 1248)                                                            Church of Christ, Scientist. Her kindness and positive spirit are
     Everett and Edith Dearborn, of Mattawamkeag, on the              an inspiration to all she meets.          We extend to her our
occasion of their 50th Wedding Anniversary, June 25, 2005. We         congratulations and best wishes on this momentous occasion;
congratulate them and wish them continued happiness; (HLS             (HLS 1263)
1249)                                                                      Glen Murray O'Leary, of St. John Plantation, on the occasion
     Dawn Tripp, of Eliot, who is the recipient of the annual         of his 80th birthday, May 21, 1925. Mr. O'Leary is a United
Fabyan Drake Citizen of the Year Award. This honor is                 States Army veteran of World War II. Mr. O'Leary was born in St.
presented to Ms. Tripp for her many years of dedicated public         John and worked on the family farm until he joined the service in
service. Her enthusiasm and interest in the children of Eliot is      1943. He was in Japan for 1 year and in the hospital in Japan for
apparent through her helping to organize their participation in the   3 months. While hospitalized, he received a visit from Maine
inaugural parade in Washington, D.C. Dawn has been a                  Senator Owen Brewster, who sent a letter of reassurance to Mr.
supervising member and adult advisor to the Explorer Scouts,          O'Leary's mother. After the war, he returned to farming, which he
while also contributing her time and energy to the children's         did until 1964. He worked for the Pinkham Mill as a heavy
Special Olympics. As a member of the Blue Knights, Dawn               equipment operator, in the woods for Great Northern and then
brings her civic-mindedness to an organization that positively        for Irving at the St. John mill. He retired in 1975. He was a hard
influences the people of our great state. Her assistance to the       worker and a good father to 7 beautiful children. We extend our
Eliot American Legion-sponsored Christmas tree program and            congratulations and best wishes to Mr. O'Leary on this special
the Christmas parties at the Baptist Church has become                occasion; (HLS 1264)
invaluable. Her founding of the Eliot Children's Leadership                Alex Rich, of Glenburn, who received his United States Air
Council and contributing 2 years to the development of the            Force wings in a ceremony at Columbus Air Force Base,
"Promise for America" policy further brings to light Dawn's           Mississippi. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to
commitment to youth. Dawn also helps Eliot's seniors. She is a        him on this achievement; (HLS 1265)
founding member of the Seniors and Law Enforcement Together                the Coast Guard Group at Southwest Harbor, upon winning
program, a program that educates seniors to help prevent them         this year's top United States Coast Guard Excellence in Food
from falling victim to acts of fraud. We extend our appreciation to   Service Award in the medium ashore category from the
Dawn for her diligent work and congratulate her for receiving this    International Food Service Executive Association. We extend our
distinguished honor; (HLS 1250)                                       congratulations to Chief Food Service Specialist Michael

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                                               December 1, 2004 to December 5, 2006

Carpenter and Executive Officer Russell Davidson and their            course work in environmental studies, Thai history and language,
galley crew on their achievement; (HLS 1266)                          community studies and leadership training. In addition to
     Mr. Robert Chaplin's 6th-grade class at the Conners Emerson      traveling throughout the Asian country, she also acted as an
School in Bar Harbor, which has received the United States            ambassador of goodwill from the United States to victims of
Environmental Protection Agency Paul G. Keough Earth Artist           December's tsunami. Laura will continue her education in lands
Award. The Emerson School was one of 9 Maine schools to               far from Maine as she will attend the University of Hawaii later
receive a 2005 environmental award from the New England               this summer. We extend our congratulations to Laura on her
Office of the Environmental Protection Agency. We extend our          graduation and acknowledge her selfless contributions to the
congratulations to the class on its receiving this award; (HLS        victims of the tsunami tragedy; (HLS 1274)
1267)                                                                      Ricque Finucane, of South Thomaston, for her service as
     Hazel Ruth Gilpatrick Libby Cole, of Gray, on her 90th           principal of Georges Valley High School since July 2000. Ms.
birthday. Hazel, the daughter of Dunton and Ethel Rollins             Finucane's resignation from Georges Valley leaves open a
Gilpatrick, was born on June 14, 1915 in Danforth. Hazel was          position that will be difficult to fill, as her skills and abilities will be
educated in Danforth and Milo, and in 1932 she graduated from         surely missed by students, faculty and staff. She will be taking
Milo High School and went on to graduate from Gorham Normal           the position of principal at Morse High School in Bath. Her
School in 1934. While attending college she met and married           contributions to School Administrative District #50 will be long-
Ernest Libby in 1934. Hazel and Ernest raised a family of 6           lasting. We extend our appreciation to Ms. Finucane for her
children. Hazel's life has been long and full, with her as the        commitment to quality education for Maine's schools and wish
centerpiece of her bustling family of children, grandchildren and     her well as she takes on this new role; (HLS 1275)
great-grandchildren. She was a teacher, actor, avid square                 Troy Nadeau, of Eagle Lake, who is the recipient of the
dancer, cribbage player and world traveler. For years Hazel was       Secretary of State's Eighth Grade Citizenship Award. This award
a constant presence at the family restaurant, Cole Farms in Gray,     is given to honor outstanding eighth-grade students chosen for
where she spent many an hour helping with the day-to-day              their civic awareness, scholastic achievement and community
operations. She is an active member of the First Congregational       service. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Troy
Church supporting the bean suppers and many other church              on his receiving this honor; (HLS 1276)
initiatives as she always has over the years. Hazel's sense of             Chace Jackson, of Fort Kent, who is the recipient of the
humor, sensitivity and generosity have made a lasting impression      Secretary of State's Eighth Grade Citizenship Award. This award
on the lives of many. Happy 90th birthday Hazel; (HLS 1268)           is given to honor outstanding eighth-grade students chosen for
     the members of the Caribou High School Girls Tennis Team,        their civic awareness, scholastic achievement and community
the Caribou Vikings, who have won the 2005 Class B Eastern            service. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to
Maine Girls Tennis Championship. The players include Jessica          Chace on his receiving this honor; (HLS 1277)
Belanger, Michelle Ouellette, Casey Corriveau, Nikole Lopez,               Lillian Ann Tuell, of St. Francis, who is the recipient of the
Suzanne Dorman, Kelley Damboise, Rebekah Johnson, Kylee               Secretary of State's Eighth Grade Citizenship Award. This award
Morrell, Danielle Pelkey, Nicole Nadeau and Tess Collins. The         is given to honor outstanding eighth-grade students chosen for
team is coached by John Habeeb and Jane Hunter. The team              their civic awareness, scholastic achievement and community
had a perfect record of 15 wins as it headed into its second          service. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Lillian
straight state finals appearance. We extend our congratulations       on her receiving this honor; (HLS 1278)
to the team and we send them our best wishes on their future               Sergeant Greg Lumbert, of Randolph, who is an officer with
endeavors; (HLS 1269)                                                 the Kennebec County Sheriff's Department, for his dedication,
     Charles William Qualey, Jr., and Barbara Theresa Clements        leadership and professionalism in the establishment of the
Qualey, of North Anson, on their 50th Wedding Anniversary.            Neighborhood Watch program in the Town of Randolph.
Charlie and Barbara were married at the First Congregational          Sergeant Lumbert's assistance was invaluable in making the
Church in Gray on July 30, 1955. After marrying, the couple           project a success. We extend our appreciation to Sergeant
spent 3 years in Ohio before returning home to Maine. Charlie         Lumbert for his commitment to the citizens of the State; (HLS
took a position with the Somerset Telephone Company, making           1279)
North Anson their home for the last 44 years and raising their 6           Trooper Greg Stevens, of Pittston, who is an officer with the
children there. The couple has been very involved in family and       Maine State Police, for his dedication, leadership and
community life over the years. Charlie served on School               professionalism in the establishment of the Neighborhood Watch
Administrative District #74's school board and is a member of the     program in the Town of Randolph. Trooper Stevens' assistance
Masons and the Shriners. Barbara often worked at the Well             was invaluable in making the project a success. We extend our
Baby Clinics and is involved in the Rebekahs. Barbara and             appreciation to Trooper Stevens for his commitment to the
Charlie's children all live in Maine, except one, and have given      citizens of the State; (HLS 1280)
them 11 grandchildren, who fill their retirement days. We wish             Jessica Chase, of Mars Hill, who has earned the distinction of
them a happy 50th Wedding Anniversary; (HLS 1270)                     being named Salutatorian of the 2005 graduating class of Central
     Milton E. "Mick" Emerson, Jr., of Portland, beloved husband      Aroostook Junior-Senior High School.                    We extend our
of Teresa and devoted father of Anthony and Elizabeth. Mr.            congratulations and best wishes to her on this achievement;
Emerson formerly worked for SAPPI for 14 years and more               (HLS 1281)
recently worked for Calpine. He loved softball, golfing, his Harley        Naomi Smith, of Blaine, who has earned the distinction of
and his computer. He was a good friend, good neighbor and             being named Valedictorian of the 2005 graduating class of
good man. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him; (IN          Central Aroostook Junior-Senior High School. We extend our
MEMORIAM) (HLS 1271)                                                  congratulations and best wishes to her on her achievement; (HLS
     Theodora Brunette, of Sanford, for her dedicated work as         1282)
Director of Events for the Fourth of July celebrations for the Town        Katherine "Kit" Dickey, of Camden, who is one of 7 young
of Sanford for the past 30 years. She is responsible for arranging    people honored by WLBZ-TV 2 with a Teens Who Care Award
participation of all parade units, organizing the fireworks display   for community service. A recent graduate of Camden Hills
held in Gowen Park and scheduling the performances of various         Regional High School in Rockport, Katherine was a significant
musical groups for the weekend festivities. Due to her efforts        contributor to the formation of a group known as Lifelines, which
over the years, the Sanford Fourth of July Parade has grown           is devoted to preventing suicides among students. Trained under
considerably. She is busy throughout the year coordinating            a Yellow Ribbon Project on national teen suicide prevention,
special guests from all levels of government, organizing food         Katherine views Lifelines' members as the link between the
vendors and contacting donors to raise the necessary funds to         person that needs help and the help itself. Her caring demeanor
make this event a success. We extend our appreciation to Ms.          and strong sense of leadership has made this project a success
Brunette for her commitment to the community and send her our         by educating both teens and adults about the risk factors and
best wishes; (HLS 1272)                                               warning signs of teen suicide. We extend our appreciation to
     Marie Atkins, of Randolph, for her involvement in establishing   Katherine for her public service efforts and commend her for
a community "Neighborhood Watch" program in Randolph. Her             taking on such a noteworthy cause; (HLS 1283)
strong commitment to the community has made this project a                 David St. Hilaire, of Winthrop, on the occasion of his
success. We extend our appreciation to Ms. Atkins for her public      retirement after 19 years of dedicated service to the Winthrop
service and commend her for taking on such a noteworthy cause;        Public School System. We extend our appreciation to Mr. St.
(HLS 1273)                                                            Hilaire for his commitment to the youth of the State and send him
     Laura Bly, of Tenants Harbor, who is the lone graduating         our best wishes on his retirement; (HLS 1284)
senior at Watershed Community School. She studied abroad                   Andy Struck, of Winthrop, on the occasion of his retirement
with 10 other students in Thailand under the GlobalQuest              after 33 years of dedicated service to the Winthrop Public School
program. While in Thailand, she gained significant insight into       System. We extend our appreciation to Mr. Struck and send him
the Thai culture while immersed in an intensive curriculum of         our best wishes on his retirement; (HLS 1285)

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                                               December 1, 2004 to December 5, 2006

     Dan White, of Winthrop, on the occasion of his retirement        the Committee on Media and the Courts, a member of the
after 15 years of dedicated service to the Winthrop Public School     Sentence Review Panel and a member of the National Judicial
System. We extend our appreciation to Mr. White for his               Advisory Board of the AEI-Brookings Judicial Education Program.
commitment to the youth of the State and send him our best            We extend our appreciation to Justice Rudman for his many
wishes on his retirement; (HLS 1286)                                  years of dedicated service to the citizens of the State and send
     Claudette Poulin, of East Winthrop, on the occasion of her       him our best wishes on his retirement; (HLS 1295)
retirement after 27 years of dedicated service to the Winthrop            John H. "Red" Martin, of Portland, a United States Navy
Public School System. We extend our appreciation to Ms. Poulin        veteran of World War II. He served in Europe and the Pacific
for her commitment to the youth of the State and send her our         aboard the USS Monticello and the USS Europa. He was retired
best wishes on her retirement; (HLS 1287)                             from A & P Tea Co. and then from the Associated Grocers in
     Tyler Francke, of Presque Isle, who was chosen as one of 13      Gardiner. As a young man, he was a softball pitcher for the VFW
semifinalists of the "A Journey into Writing" contest sponsored by    Post 6859, winning many State championships. He was also a
the Maine Community College System. Tyler was one of more             champion bowler for the VFW and the A & P Tea Co. He
than 400 Maine students who entered the contest by submitting         coached Little League Seven, was active in the Boy Scouts and
their best poetry, essay or short story.           We extend our      was an active member of the Presumpscot School PTA in earlier
congratulations to Tyler on this achievement and wish him             years. He was an avid hunter and a strong booster for Portland
continued success with his writing; (HLS 1288)                        High School sports. Mr. Martin was a volunteer at the Preble
     Stephanie Jette, of Fryeburg, who won first place in the 800-    Street Soup Kitchen. He will be greatly missed and lovingly
meter run at the Class B State Track and Field Meet. Stephanie        remembered by his wife Catherine, his family and his friends; (IN
is a senior at Fryeburg Academy and won the race with a margin        MEMORIAM) (HLS 1296)
of more than 4 seconds, clocking a time of 2 minutes, 23                  Christopher M. O. Gregory, of Fryeburg, who has attained the
seconds. We commend her for the numerous hours of dedication          high rank and distinction of Eagle Scout. This is the highest
to her sport and team and wish her well as she competes at the        award in Boy Scouting and is given for excellence in skills
prestigious New England Championships; (HLS 1289)                     development, leadership, personal growth and community
     Elizabeth Shames, of Portland, on the occasion of her 90th       service. He is to be commended for his many dedicated hours of
Birthday, March 12, 2005. As a single parent, she raised 3            service to this community. We send our congratulations to
children, all of whom attended college. She has 4 grandchildren       Christopher on this accomplishment; (HLS 1297)
and 5 great-grandchildren. She has been a vocal and active                James and Priscilla Twitchell, of Oxford, on the occasion of
advocate for the visual and performing arts; an advisory board        their 60th Wedding Anniversary. Their relationship began in the
member of the Maine Arts Commission; a docent, now Docent             early forties with James traveling by horseback to court Priscilla.
Emerita, having more than 20 years of service, at the Portland        They were married on June 23, 1945 and settled into the home
Museum of Art; and a dancer in Perennial Effects                      that James built for Priscilla in East Oxford. They have 4
multigenerational dance company. Ms. Shames has also been             children: Butch, Tim, Marie and Elaine. Mr. and Mrs. Twitchell
active in local and national politics and has worked with Parkside    not only worked outside the home, James as a carpenter then
Neighborhood of Portland in helping to preserve Deering Oaks          later at CB Cumming and the Woolen Mill, Priscilla for J.J.
Park. Known for her sense of style and her flair, she has been an     Newberry's in Norway, but they also worked at establishing their
inspiration to generations of dancers and political and community     farm. In 1975, they moved to another home that James built on
activists. We acknowledge her invaluable contributions to her         Fore Street in Oxford where they now play host to their 5
community, and we join her family and friends in extending best       grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.         We extend our
wishes to her on this celebration of her life; (HLS 1290)             congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Twitchell on the many loving
     Geraldine A. Giles, of Glenburn. Mrs. Giles was married to       years they have spent together and sent our best wishes for their
the late Otis B. Giles and was a mother, grandmother and great-       continued happiness; (HLS 1298)
grandmother. She and her husband also raised 45 foster                    Ruth and Stan Johnson, of Bowdoinham, on the occasion of
children over the years. She was employed by Sylvania in              their 50th Wedding Anniversary, June 2005. Ruth and Stan were
Bangor for 28 years until her retirement. She will be missed by       engaged in 1954. Both are graduates of Cornell University: Ruth
her family and friends; (IN MEMORIAM) (HLS 1291)                      received a bachelor's degree in Home Economics in 1955 and
     Chris Harding, who has earned the distinction of being named     Stan received a bachelor's degree in Agriculture in 1956. They
Valedictorian of the 2005 graduating class of Hermon High             were both second in their class. Stan went on to get his Ph.D. in
School. Chris is the son of Lisa and Brian Goggins of Levant and      Biochemistry from Cornell University in 1965. They are the proud
Chris Harding of Glenburn. We extend our congratulations and          parents of Chris, Dave, Michael, Tim and Grace. The family
best wishes to him on this achievement; (HLS 1292)                    moved to Bangor in 1969 and Stan taught biochemistry at the
     Alex Steed and Nathaniel Whittemore, who are traveling to        University of Maine at Orono. Ruth received her teaching
places such as Serbia, the Middle East and Africa to explore          certificate from the university and worked as a substitute teacher
international volunteerism and to document the good work being        and counselor for YMCA programs. They moved to Dover-
done by people participating in international aid projects. Alex, a   Foxcroft in 1976 and Ruth worked for the Piscataquis County
graduate of Sacopee Valley High School in South Hiram, is             Extension Service as a nutritional aid and Stan taught physics
attending the University of Southern Maine.            Nathaniel, a   and chemistry at Foxcroft Academy. Ruth then joined the
graduate of Scarborough High School, is attending Northwestern        Training and Development Corporation (TDC) and headed the
University. Together, they will travel to Serbia, Sarajevo, Israel,   learning center for adults.       She developed programs and
the Palestinian Territories, Egypt, Rwanda and Uganda to              managed the satellite offices in other towns for the TDC, while
research volunteerism as a way to connect people across               Stan worked for Sears in the automotive department. In 1983,
cultural, religious and political borders. They will present their    they moved to Orland where Stan joined the Bureau of Oil and
findings on a website as well as in a database. We congratulate       Hazardous Materials Control within the Department of
Alex and Nathaniel on their exceptional project and we send           Environmental Protection. In 1985, Ruth joined the Department
them our best wishes for furthering the development of                of Education where she worked for the Title 1 program as a
international cooperation; (HLS 1293)                                 consultant for the tutoring program, which helps disadvantaged
     the following students who have successfully completed the       children all over the State. They both retired on December 1,
General Education Development High School Equivalency                 1997 and now enjoy doing civic work in the community with the
Program through Freeport Community Education:                  Joel   Brunswick/Cuba Sister City Project.         We send them our
Berkowitz, Amy Bernard, Daniel Carroll, Francois Dumont, Barry        congratulations on their Golden Anniversary; (HLS 1299)
Howe, Elizabeth Kool, Elizabeth Mason, Darin Moyen, Miranda               the Wiscasset Female Charitable Society on the occasion of
Richardson, James Swenson and Ryan Tate. We congratulate              its 200th Anniversary. In 1805, 20 ladies met in Wiscasset and
these students on their achieving this praiseworthy                   formed a society for benevolent purposes, to "help local females
accomplishment, and we send them our best wishes on their             in need, especially widows and orphans." Today, the Society has
future endeavors; (HLS 1294)                                          an estimated 200 members and is the second oldest female
     the Honorable Paul L. Rudman, of Veazie, who is retiring as      charitable society in the United States and the only one in Maine.
an Associate Justice of the Maine Supreme Judicial Court.             It often assists with purchases of fuel oil, electricity, food,
Justice Rudman is the son of the late Supreme Judicial Court          medications, clothing, car repairs, tuition payments and college
Justice Abraham M. Rudman. He graduated from Phillips Exeter          textbooks.       We acknowledge the Society's invaluable
Academy, Yale University and George Washington University             contributions to the community, and we extend our
Law School. Justice Rudman was a founding partner of the              congratulations to the good members on the Society's
Bangor law firm of Rudman & Winchell, where he practiced from         bicentennial celebration; (HLS 1300)
1960 to 1992, when he was appointed to the Court. He is the               Brian Harris, of Howland, who has attained the high rank and
Court's liaison to the Board of Overseers of the Bar, the             distinction of Eagle Scout. A junior at Penobscot Valley High
chairperson of the Judicial Education Committee, a member of          School, Brian is a member of Boy Scout Troop #64. For his

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service project, he renovated the pantry at the Howland               Honor Society. Aaron will attend the University of Maine to study
Methodist Church Food Cupboard. We commend him for the                civil engineering. We extend our congratulations to Aaron on this
many hours he gave to his community, and we extend our                achievement; (HLS 1309)
congratulations on achieving this honor; (HLS 1301)                        Jocelyn Eleanor Plog, of Avon, who has earned the distinction
    Leon "Mike" Gallant, of Belfast, known to all, especially the     of being named one of the top ten seniors of the 2005 graduating
Guardsmen, as "GI Joe." Mr. Gallant was drafted in 1966 and           class of Mt. Abram High School. Jocelyn is president of the
was sent to Vietnam in August 1967. While in the United States        National Honor Society. She has been captain of and Rookie of
Army, he earned 3 Purple Hearts. He served many different             the Year of the Varsity Girls Soccer Team and received the
posts with the Randall Collins VFW Post #37 and was elected           senior award and the captain award and awards for perfect
Post Commander in 1973, being the youngest of all Post                attendance and being the most improved player. We extend our
Commanders statewide. He rejoined the National Guard and              congratulations to Jocelyn on this achievement; (HLS 1310)
served with the 133rd Engineer Battalion. He served twice in               Elizabeth A. Cormier, of Wilton, who has earned the
Germany and also in Panama. After retiring from the National          distinction of being named the Salutatorian of the 2005
Guard, he worked full time for the United States Postal Service       graduating class of Mt. Blue High School. Elizabeth is a member
and is currently Postmaster in Lincolnville. After the first Gulf     of the National Honor Society, the Civil Rights Team, Mt. Blue
War, he realized that there was a serious gap in the relations        Theater Company and Franklin County Fiddlers and is the
between the local community and the departure of the young            assistant director of the Middle School Show Choir. She is the
men and women who were being sent to war. His first attempt in        recipient of the Principals' Leadership Award and the Daughters
bridging the gap was to host a lobster feed for the departing         of the American Revolution Good Citizen Award. She will be
members of the local Belfast and Skowhegan National Guard.            attending Rochester Institute of Technology to study Industrial
He also set up an extensive communications network between            Engineering. We extend our congratulations to Elizabeth on this
Belfast and Iraq and other Middle Eastern countries where the         achievement; (HLS 1311)
local troops were deployed. He continues to help the local                 Ali Dick, of Winthrop, the Kennebec Journal Tennis Player of
service men and women as they move out in defense of our great        the Year. Ali was the Captain of the Winthrop High School Girls
Nation. We extend our appreciation to Mr. Gallant for his 30          Tennis Team, leading the team to its first Class C State
years of commitment to the State's military personnel; (HLS           Championship; (HLS 1312)
1302)                                                                      the Winthrop High School Girls Tennis Team, winners of the
    Specialist Melinda Rae Michaud, of Thomaston, who has             2005 Class C State Championship.                 We extend our
returned home from active duty with the 619th Transport Army          congratulations to the team on this achievement; (HLS 1313)
Reserve Unit stationed in Iraq. We have been blessed with                  Charlsie Monbleau, of Turner, who is the recipient of the
generations of men and women like Specialist Michaud who have         President's Award for Academic Excellence. Charlsie, an 8th
stepped forward to fight for the security of this nation so that we   grade graduate of Tripp Middle School, also received the Social
might continue to enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens         Studies Academic Award and the Health Academic Award. We
throughout the State in welcoming Specialist Michaud home and         congratulate Charlsie on her numerous achievements and wish
in extending our appreciation to her for her commitment to the        her continued success as she begins high school; (HLS 1314)
United States military; (HLS 1303)                                         Allyce Angeline Pepin, of Gardiner, who has been named
    Russell Lee Goodwin, of Freeman Township, who has earned          Governor of Dirigo Girls State. Allyce will be a senior at Gardiner
the distinction of being named one of the top ten seniors of the      Area High School this fall. Dirigo Girls State is a hands-on
2005 graduating class of Mt. Abram High School. Russell is a          opportunity to learn first hand how state and local government
member of the National Honor Society and was a delegate to            work. Students are chosen for the program for demonstrating
Boys' State. He was on the Varsity Soccer Team. He will attend        leadership, good citizenship, scholarship and community
the University of Maine. We extend our congratulations to             participation and service. We extend our congratulations to
Russell on this achievement; (HLS 1304)                               Allyce on this achievement; (HLS 1315)
    Eileen A. Hays, of Wilton, who has earned the distinction of           Marion Bertha Johnson Berry, of Scarborough, on the
being named one of the top ten seniors of the 2005 graduating         occasion of her 90th birthday, July 17, 2005. Mrs. Berry
class of Mt. Blue High School. Eileen is a member of the              graduated from Deering High School in 1933 and graduated from
National Honor Society, the Civil Rights Team and Mt. Blue            Maine General School of Nursing in 1938. On October 12, 1940,
Theater Company. She will be attending Roberts Wesleyan               she married Ralph Donald Berry. Mrs. Berry is a lifelong member
College to study nursing. We extend our congratulations to            of the First Lutheran Church in Portland where she taught
Eileen on this achievement; (HLS 1305)                                Sunday School and Vacation Bible School and is active in
    Michael C. Johnson, of Stockton Springs. Mr. Johnson              Tuesday Group and Senior Saints. She is a member and past
enjoyed racing cars, baseball, basketball and bowling. He was a       Chief of the Nonesuch Temple of Pythian Sisters in Scarborough
general contractor for over 35 years and was very proud of the        and a member and past Grand Trustee of the Grand Temple of
business that he established. He was very active in the               Pythian Sisters. Mrs. Berry is a member of the Beech Ridge
community, including being a volunteer firefighter. He was well       Community Club and has served on the Scarborough Health
known and well liked in the community and will be missed by           Council. She is the mother of 5 sons and one daughter and has
many; (IN MEMORIAM) (HLS 1306)                                        7 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. We extend our
    Samuel Stephen Dyar, of Strong, who has earned the                congratulations and best wishes to Mrs. Berry on this very special
distinction of being named Valedictorian of the 2005 graduating       occasion; (HLS 1316)
class of Mt. Abram High School. Samuel was the speaking                    Joseph and Rita Costello, of Old Town, on the special
captain of the Varsity Boys Basketball Team and won the Richard       occasion of their 50th Wedding Anniversary. We extend our
E. Lovejoy Award, was captain of the Soccer Team and was a            congratulations and best wishes to them as they celebrate their
Bruce Howard Award Recipient and was a Mountain Valley                Golden Anniversary; (HLS 1317)
Conference All-Star. He is president and past vice president of            Janice Fulmer, of Sanford, who was a dedicated teacher in
the Student Council, a Maine Principals' Association's Top            the Sanford school system for more than 3 decades. The
Student, a Youth Leadership Summit Scholar, winner of the Phi         daughter of a Sanford schoolteacher, Ms. Fulmer taught for 33
Beta Kappa Academic Achievement Award and a member of the             years and her daughter also now teaches in Sanford. Teaching
baseball team and the math team. He will attend M.I.T. to study       children was her greatest passion. She was always willing to
electrical or computer engineering.             We extend our         give an extra amount of effort for her students who needed it.
congratulations to Samuel on this achievement; (HLS 1307)             We acknowledge her many years of service to the children in her
    Matthias Thomas Socatean Barker, of Wilton, who has               care. She will be fondly remembered and greatly missed by her
earned the distinction of being named one of the top ten seniors      loving family, her former students and her many friends; (IN
of the 2005 graduating class of Mt. Blue High School. Matthias        MEMORIAM) (HLS 1318)
was a member of the Cross-country Team and the Basketball                  the following members of the Oxford Hills Comprehensive
Team and a member of the All Academic Teams for the                   High School Baseball Team, which won the 2005 Class A State
Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference. He founded the school's          Championship: players Dan Millett, Ethan Sutton, Russel Estes,
Transcendentalist Club. He was selected to the President's            Ryan Yates, Jon Cote, Chris Jennings, Derek Varney, Ben
National Youth Leadership Forum on Defense Intelligence and           Ryerson, Chris Roy, Justin Frechette, Kelvin Decato, Corey
Diplomacy. He will attend Colorado College to study philosophy.       Saunders, Kyle Keniston, Matt McDonnell, Alex Waite and David
We extend our congratulations to Matthias on this achievement;        Pratt; Head Coach Shane Slicer; Assistant Coaches Brian Cox
(HLS 1308)                                                            and Joe Oufiero; Athletic Trainer Cara Maloney; and Athletic
    Aaron L. Kinney, of Phillips, who has earned the distinction of   Administrator Jeff Benson. This is the first title for the Oxford
being named one of the top ten seniors of the 2005 graduating         Hills Vikings in baseball since the formation of the 8-town district.
class of Mt. Abram High School. Aaron played basketball and is        We extend our congratulations to the team for this achievement;
a member of the Sons of the American Legion and the National          (HLS 1319)

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     Charles and Luella Standard, of West Paris, on the occasion     of Grand Chancellor of the State of Maine. The lodge currently
of their 50th Wedding Anniversary. Mr. and Mrs. Standard,            has 47 members, 7 of which are 50-year members. We extend
college sweethearts, celebrated this wonderful occasion with         our congratulations and best wishes to the good members of this
friends and family on May 22, 2005 at the West Paris Baptist         group; (HLS 1328)
Church with a renewal of their vows. We honor them on this                Joe and Veneita Shaw, of Mars Hill, on the occasion of their
tremendous milestone and wish them continued happiness; (HLS         50th Wedding Anniversary. We extend our congratulations and
1320)                                                                best wishes to them on this special occasion; (HLS 1329)
     Tom and Mary Standard, of West Paris, on the occasion of             Brett DeLawter, of Sabattus, who is the recipient of the Royal
their 50th Wedding Anniversary. Mr. and Mrs. Standard, high          Rangers Bronze Medal of Achievement Award. The Royal
school sweethearts, celebrated this wonderful occasion with          Rangers is a Christian ministry for boys that teach local church
friends and family on May 22, 2005 at the West Paris Baptist         and community involvement. The ministry offers bible study,
Church with a renewal of their vows. We honor them on this           nature-related activities and physical skills development that
tremendous milestone and wish them continued happiness; (HLS         helps build self-esteem. Brett is in the 6th grade and a member
1321)                                                                of the Adventure Rangers. He has worked towards achieving the
     Forest "Pat" Goodwin, a longtime resident of Levant. Mr.        Bronze Medal Award by displaying his excellence in skills
Goodwin joined the United States Army in 1943 during World           development through his completion of numerous required
War II and volunteered to become a Ranger. He was discharged         merits.      We extend our congratulations to Brett on this
from the Army on October 15, 1945 as a highly decorated              accomplishment; (HLS 1330)
Corporal. After the war, Pat settled on the Wing Road, where he           James W. Colburn, of Harrison, on the occasion of his
lives today. He raised 8 children with the help of his first wife,   retirement after 19 years as the town's postmaster. Mr. Colburn
Janice Hodgdon Goodwin, and his wife of 45 years, Olive              was appointed in 1985 and is the town's second longest serving
Robertson Goodwin. Pat was active in the community as a              postmaster. He started working for the United States Postal
member of the fire department, Grange and the Masons. The            Service in 1969. He received a service award for 38 years of
Town of Levant has dedicated the 2005 Town Report to Mr.             dedicated service with the United States Government. In
Goodwin for his many years of service to the town and the            October 2001, he received an official commendation and
surrounding communities; (HLS 1322)                                  recognition for delivery confirmation performance of 97% or
     Howard L. Ruben, of Stockton Springs, beloved husband of        above. He served with the United States Army as a paratrooper.
Norma. Mr. Ruben worked at and operated I.W. Ruben Salvage           He was a member of the Harrison Planning Board and the color
and was a tax assessor for Searsport and Stockton ;Springs. He       guard, volunteered with the little league and pony teams and
enjoyed driving his old Ford tractor. He will be missed by his       served as the first head coach for the Oxford Hills Varsity Soccer
family and friends;                                                  Team. We extend our appreciation to Mr. Colburn for his
; (IN MEMORIAM) (HLS 1323)                                           commitment to the citizens of Harrison and extend our best
     Andy and Sheree Wess, of Winthrop, proprietors of Lakeside      wishes to him for a peaceful retirement; (HLS 1331)
Motel and Marina on Cobbosseecontee Lake, for their volunteer             the Arbutus Grange No. 450 in Surry, on the occasion of its
work benefiting the Special Olympics. Mr. and Mrs. Wess host         100th Anniversary. Founded on April 11, 1905, the Grange has
the Maine Special Olympics Open Bass Tournament with all             served as an important part of the community of Surry and has
proceeds going to the Special Olympics. They are hosts and           contributed to the development of the area's agricultural industry.
extended family to the many Legislators who live at the motel        We extend our congratulations to the good members of the
during session. We extend our appreciation to Mr. and Mrs.           Arbutus Grange and send them our best wishes on this
Wess for their commitment to the citizens of the State; (HLS         centennial celebration; (HLS 1332)
1324)                                                                     Clifton and Ruth Fryer Foster, of Gray, on the occasion of
     Theodora Brunette, of Sanford, fondly known by all who knew     their 50th Wedding Anniversary, August 20, 2005. In 1961 they
her as "Teddi." Mrs. Brunette was employed for almost 30 years       moved to Gray, where they raised their 4 sons. Mr. Foster
with the York County Community Action Corporation. She was a         worked for the Maine Forest Service for 26 years, and Mrs.
communicant of Holy Family Church and served there as a              Foster taught at Russell School in Gray for 33 years. They have
Eucharistic minister. She was a civic-minded person, active in       been active in civic groups. Mrs. Foster started the Pen-Pal
the Red Cross, Waban Projects and the Literacy Program. She          program for her students and area nursing home seniors. Mr.
served as a Sanford Town Meeting member. She served on the           Foster served on the Gray Town Council and Planning Board and
Sanford Planning Board and was a member of the Rolling               was a member of the House of Representatives during the 118th,
Thunder. As a notary public, she married thousands of couples.       119th and 120th Legislatures. They are now enjoying traveling
She was Director of Events for the Fourth of July celebrations for   and camping with their family. We join their family and friends in
the town for 30 years. The Chamber of Commerce will honor her        extending our congratulations and best wishes to them on this
with the "Sanford Proud" award on July 4th. She had a big heart      very special occasion; (HLS 1333)
and was a good friend to many. She will be greatly missed by              William P. Burke, of Millinocket, on the occasion of his 80th
her family, friends and all who knew her; (IN MEMORIAM) (HLS         birthday, July 24, 2005. We extend our congratulations and best
1325)                                                                wishes to Mr. Burke on this special occasion; (HLS 1334)
     Jesse Elmer Benner, of Warren, who has attained the high             the St. John Aroostook Resource Conservation and
rank and distinction of Eagle Scout, the highest award in Boy        Development Area, of Presque Isle, on the occasion of its 40th
Scouting. This award is given in recognition of excellence in        Anniversary. The St. John Aroostook Resource Conservation
skills development, leadership, personal growth and community        and Development Area is one of 368 resource conservation and
service. Jesse earned 21 merit badges and served as treasurer        development areas nationwide and consists of a total of
in the crew. He constructed a handicapped-accessible picnic          4,257,080 acres. The vision of the St. John Aroostook Resource
table, garden seat and sandbox for Prior Park in Union, a park       Conservation and Development Area Council is to help care for
dedicated in memory of his great-grandfather. We extend our          and promote appreciation for natural resources in a way that
congratulations and best wishes to him on his achievement; (HLS      enriches the community and betters the lives of citizens of the
1326)                                                                State. We extend our appreciation to the St. John Aroostook
     Wilfred Albert Lauze, of Lewiston, on the occasion of his       Resource Conservation and Development Area Council for its
100th Birthday, July 28, 2005. Born in Jay in 1905, Mr. Lauze        commitment to sustaining natural resources, improving its
worked as a bellhop at the Hotel Commodore in New York City          community and bettering the lives of the citizens of the State;
until World War II, then worked at Fairchild in Long Island. After   (HLS 1335)
the war, he moved to Lewiston, where he worked for Pepperill              Joseph and Delores Finkle, of Parsonsfield, on the occasion
Mill and Lombard Shoe Company until his retirement. He               of their 50th Wedding Anniversary. We extend to them our
married Cecile Belanger in 1954 and they have one son, who           congratulations on this tremendous milestone and send our best
lives in Texas. They have lived at Montello Heights for 4 years.     wishes for continued happiness; (HLS 1336)
Mr. Lauze enjoyed gardening and woodworking as pastimes and               Specialist Matt Lane, of Strong, who has returned home from
is a big Boston Red Sox fan. We send him our congratulations         active duty with the 133rd Engineer Battalion stationed in Iraq.
and best wishes on this centennial celebration of his life; (HLS     We have been blessed with generations of men and women like
1327)                                                                Specialist Lane who have stepped forward to fight for the security
     Kennebec Lodge No. 42 Knights of Pythias, in Bowdoinham,        of this nation so that we might continue to enjoy liberty and
on its 100th Anniversary. When it was instituted on December         freedom. We join citizens throughout the State in welcoming
27, 1883, it had 20 charter members. The original hall burned        Specialist Lane home and in extending our appreciation to him
down in 1904 and the lodge has met in the same location since        for his commitment to the United States military; (HLS 1337)
1905. The Kennebec Lodge No. 42 Knights of Pythias has had a              Glyn D. Lovely, of Presque Isle, on the occasion of his
variety of members, from sea captains to doctors. There were 4       retirement as a Supervisor in the Family Independence Division
members from Bowdoinham's lodge who earned the high honor            of the Department of Health and Human Services after 35 years

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of dedicated service to the State. We extend our appreciation to            Mary Patricia Richard Cook, of Greenville, on the occasion of
Mr. Lovely for his commitment to the citizens of the State and         her 88th birthday, August 8, 2005. Ms. Cook has lived in
wish him a restful and joyous retirement; (HLS 1338)                   Greenville all her life and has been a lifelong member of the
     Joan B. Bacon, of Fort Fairfield, on the occasion of her          Greenville Methodist Church, the Rainbow Girls, Rebekahs and
retirement after 29 years of dedicated service to the State. Ms.       the Eastern Star. She volunteered at the Charles A. Dean
Bacon worked as a Family Independence Specialist with the              Memorial Hospital. She still looks forward to volunteering and
Department of Health and Human Services. We extend our                 visiting patients and friends. We extend our congratulations and
appreciation to Ms. Bacon for her commitment to the citizens of        best wishes to Ms. Cook on this special occasion; (HLS 1347)
the State and wish her a restful and joyous retirement; (HLS                Delores Stewart, of Millinocket, on the occasion of her
1339)                                                                  retirement after 30 years as a crossing guard for the children of
     Myrna Evelyn (Hatto) Gerow Sleeper, on the occasion of her        Millinocket.     Mrs. Stewart made a safe environment for
90th Birthday, July 21, 2005. She was born in Belvedere                schoolchildren for 3 decades and became known affectionately
Crossing and was married twice and widowed. She has 3                  as "Ma" to the thousands of children she served. Throughout her
children, 10 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and 4 great-        years working as a crossing guard, she has seen all 7 of her
great-grandchildren. Mrs. Sleeper has had a very active life,          children and 5 of her 13 grandchildren graduate from high school.
including working on farms rogueing and picking potatoes,              She has one great-grandchild. She plans to care for her elderly
working at the shipyard in Bath during World War II and working        mother. We acknowledge her many years of dedicated service to
20 years at Pratt & Whitney Aircraft in East Hartford, Connecticut.    her community and we send her our best wishes on her
She has fished and hunted most of her life, bagging a bear in          retirement; (HLS 1348)
1975 and making 3 trips to Alaska for salmon fishing. Also in               Royden E. McInnis, of Millinocket. He worked as a millwright
1975, she made a trip to Rome and met the Pope. For over 30            at Great Northern Paper Company for more than 38 years,
years Mrs. Sleeper has been a "snowbird," spending winters in          retiring in 1986, and also worked in the Civilian Conservation
Zephyr Hills, Florida and summers at Mattawamkeag Lake in              Corps camps during World War II. He was a member of the
Island Falls, Maine. She enjoys her camp on the lake, the Maine        Northern Timber Cruisers Snowmobile Club and he was very
outdoors and her family and friends.              We extend our        proud of being involved in Mount Katahdin rescues. He will be
congratulations and best wishes to her on this celebration of her      greatly missed and fondly remembered by his loving wife of 59
90 years; (HLS 1340)                                                   years, Jeannine, his family, his neighbors and his many friends;
     the Museum of Lighthouse History, of Wells, on the occasion       (IN MEMORIAM) (HLS 1349)
of the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the museum expansion on                  Jean C. Ewing, of East Millinocket. Mrs. Ewing helped
August 7, 2005, National Lighthouse Day. The Museum of                 organize and was a member of the East Millinocket Fire
Lighthouse History is dedicated to the preservation, educational       Department Auxiliary. She loved being at her summer home on
interpretation and promotion of America's rich lighthouse              Ambajejus Lake.         She will be greatly missed and fondly
heritage. It is owned and operated by the nonprofit American           remembered by her husband, Randall, and her family, neighbors
Lighthouse Foundation. The Grand Opening of the newly                  and friends; (IN MEMORIAM) (HLS 1350)
expanded museum on National Lighthouse Day is meant to                      the men and women of Company A, 133rd Engineering
honor these stately beacons on our shores that have guided and         Battalion, Maine Army National Guard. Under the leadership of
protected our country since our nation's inception. Maine's            Captain Dean Preston, the members of the 133rd Battalion were
nautical heritage is rich in these structures and we acknowledge       called to duty in Iraq. While in Iraq, the 133rd built schools and
the importance of this grand opening. We send our best wishes          municipal buildings and constructed new roads. Our country has
to the Museum of Lighthouse History on this special occasion;          been blessed with generations of men and women like the
(HLS 1341)                                                             members of Company A who have stepped forward to fight for
     The Aroostook Medical Center, for receiving a national award      the security of this nation so that we might continue to enjoy
for Exceeding Patient Expectations according to Avatar                 liberty and freedom. We join citizens throughout the State in
International, Inc., a consulting group that specializes in            sending our appreciation to the members of the company for their
measuring customer expectations in healthcare. The award was           commitment to the armed forces, and we applaud their brave
given to honor the leadership and staff of The Aroostook Medical       actions, which honor their unit, the State of Maine and the United
Center, which has maintained this honor for 3 years. As the            States of America; (HLS 1351)
largest and most comprehensive health care organization in                  the following members of the Phillips High School Graduating
Aroostook County, it exemplifies excellence in health care in          Class of 1955: Daniel Wing, Rodney (Bud) Wilbur, Glen (Bo)
Aroostook County and the State of Maine. We extend our                 Douglas, Roberta Fairbanks, Connie Witman-Smith, Carrie
congratulations to The Aroostook Medical Center on receiving           Hodges Worcester, Ann Pease Thomas and Franklin Huntington.
this prestigious honor; (HLS 1342)                                     We extend our congratulations to them as they celebrate their
     Stephanie Beaulieu, of Fort Fairfield, for performing             50th class reunion; (HLS 1352)
cardiopulmonary resuscitation on a 3-week old infant and saving             Hazel Stevens, of Strong, who celebrated her 100th birthday
the infant's life on June 10, 2005. Ms. Beaulieu was attending a       on July 18, 2005 with nearly that many family members, friends
school function with her family when she noticed the infant in         and neighbors. She has been presented with the Boston Post
distress. She works for the Bureau of Motor Vehicles as an             Cane as the oldest resident of Strong. She has held several
Investigator. We acknowledge her heroic actions and we extend          jobs, including working in the barbershop she and her husband
our congratulations and best wishes to her; (HLS 1343)                 Frank opened in their home. They had 6 children and have 16
     Zachery Thompson, of Yarmouth, a member of Boy Scout              grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and 7 great-great-
Troop No. 92, who has attained the high rank and distinction of        grandchildren. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to
Eagle Scout. This is the highest award in Boy Scouting and is          Mrs. Stevens on this very special occasion; (HLS 1353)
given for excellence in skills development, leadership, personal            Representative Charles Earl Crosby III, of Topsham, upon
growth and community service. We extend our congratulations to         receiving the Wal-Mart Regional District Award. Every year at
Zachery on this accomplishment; (HLS 1344)                             Wal-Mart's annual shareholders meeting, Wal-Mart honors the
     Sergeant Wade Tripp, of Strong, who has returned home             best of their best in terms of associate performance.
from active duty with the 101st Airborne Division, Air Assault Unit,   Representative Crosby, a member of the Joint Standing
1st Battalion stationed in Iraq. We have been blessed with             Committee on Business, Research and Economic Development,
generations of men and women like Sergeant Tripp who have              received the award in June in Arkansas for his outstanding
stepped forward to fight for the security of this nation so that we    commitment to fundraising for charitable causes. Under his
might continue to enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens          leadership, his Wal-Mart district raised the most money in Maine
throughout the State in welcoming Sergeant Tripp home and in           to help those with less and those in need. We congratulate
extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the            Representative Crosby on this dedication to his community and
United States military; (HLS 1345)                                     for receiving this well-deserved award; (HLS 1354)
     Sergeant Jeff Rowe, Jr., of Wilton, who has returned home              Serene M. Mosca, of Millinocket, a longtime Democratic Party
from active duty with the United States Marine Corps, HMC              activist. Ms. Mosca was born in Italy and came to Maine at 7
Company, HE Platoon, 2nd Maintenance Division, stationed in            years of age. She was a graduate of Stearns High School and
Iraq. We have been blessed with generations of men and                 Eastern Academy of Cosmetology. She owned and operated
women like Sergeant Rowe who have stepped forward to fight for         Serene's Beauty Shop in Millinocket for 50 years and was also
the security of this nation so that we might continue to enjoy         the co-owner and director of Twin City Beauty School in Brewer
liberty and freedom. We join citizens throughout the State in          for several years. She chaired many committees and organized
welcoming Sergeant Rowe home and in extending our                      many fund-raisers for the Democratic Party. She was nominated
appreciation to him for his commitment to the United States            as delegate and attended several state and national conventions.
military; (HLS 1346)                                                   She was active in community affairs and especially enjoyed July
                                                                       4th activities and spent hours designing and helping various

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organizations build floats for the parade or plan reunions. Ms.        Builder Clubs have aided the organization's continuing success.
Mosca was also involved with theater and was make-up artist for        Mr. Forest held the position of Distinguished President and has
school plays and local productions of the Millinocket Players.         received various marks of distinction, including the Hixson
She will be greatly missed by her family and her many friends;         Fellowship award, the Ruby K recipient - level 30 and the
(IN MEMORIAM) (HLS 1355)                                               Outstanding Lieutenant Governor, Distinguished Kiwanian,
     Rudolph "Rudy" Cosenze, of Milford, a veteran of World War        Lieutenant Governor 100% and International Leadership Awards.
II, who served in the United States Army Air Corps. Mr. Cosenze        His leadership is also demonstrated by his more than 30 years as
was born in Millinocket and was a graduate of Higgins Classical        a successful small business owner. We extend our best wishes
Institute and the University of Maine. He was also a graduate of       to him for a peaceful retirement; (HLS 1362)
the United States Department of Labor Training Institute, where            the United States Armed Forces' dog handlers and the dogs
he held 4 certificates as a certified instructor of Safety             that they trained and worked with over the years in service to our
Management. He worked in the construction industry for over 13         Nation. The handlers and the dogs have provided service to
years before teaching in the Bangor School System for 2 years.         country in war and peace by securing installations at home and
He then moved on to Eastern Maine Technical College where he           abroad, protecting our men and women in uniform and leading
taught Architectural Technology for 23 years. He served on the         the way on missions of danger. These often-forgotten teams
Board of Directors of UMO Athletics for many years and was later       have earned much respect. Thousands of men and their dogs
elected president. Mr. Cosenze also served on the Board of             have served, many have died and, sadly, many dogs were
Directors for the Old Town/Orono YMCA and was an advisor of            sacrificed. For their efforts, we offer this token of respect and
the Old Town High "Y." He will be greatly missed by his loving         appreciation and our best wishes; (HLS 1363)
wife of 50 years, Cathy-Mae, his family and his many friends; (IN          Charles and Gloria Jones, of Millinocket, on the occasion of
MEMORIAM) (HLS 1356)                                                   their 50th Wedding Anniversary, August 6, 2005. We extend our
     Mary Graham, of Presque Isle, a 4th-grade teacher at Zippel       congratulations and best wishes to them on this special occasion;
Elementary School, who was chosen as a Time Warner Crystal             (HLS 1364)
Apple Award Winner. Twenty teachers and teams have been                    Norman Gould, of Wilton, on his dedicated service to the
recognized for excellence in class projects that utilize the free      Town of Wilton. Mr. Gould has served 37 years as selectman.
resources provided by Time Warner Cable. Ms. Graham, along             He has also served on the Wilton Planning Board for 27 years.
with Lori Bates, contributed to a project entitled "Patterns and       We acknowledge his commitment to his community and to the
Quilts and the South." Students created patterns on quilts while       State of Maine and we extend our best wishes to him; (HLS
working on a unit in math, combined with a unit in writing. They       1365)
used the cable program, "Clues in the Quilts," on HGTV to show             Tom Doak, of Wilton, who is the recipient of an award given
how quilt patterns were used by slaves to map the path of the          by Maine Emergency Medical Services for his excellence in EMS.
Underground Railroad. We extend our congratulations to Ms.             Mr. Doak is a full-time paramedic with CES ambulance in
Graham on her receiving this award; (HLS 1357)                         Livermore Falls and has been an emergency medical technician
     Lori Bates, of Presque Isle, a 4th-grade teacher at Zippel        for more than 30 years. He has courageously faced and
Elementary School, who was chosen as a Time Warner Crystal             overcome extraordinary personal challenges as he worked to
Apple Award Winner. Twenty teachers and teams have been                develop his professional skills to ensure that his community had
recognized for excellence in class projects that utilize the free      the highest level of care. We extend our appreciation to Mr.
resources provided by Time Warner Cable. Ms. Bates, along              Doak for his commitment to the citizens of his community and the
with Mary Graham, contributed to a project entitled "Patterns and      State and congratulate him on his receiving this award; (HLS
Quilts and the South." Students created patterns on quilts while       1366)
working on a unit in math, combined with a unit in writing. They           Joseph Guarino, of Old Orchard Beach, of Boy Scout Troop
used the cable program, "Clues in the Quilts," on HGTV to show         #350, who has earned the high rank and distinction of Eagle
how quilt patterns were used by slaves to map the path of the          Scout, the highest award in Boy Scouting. This award is given in
Underground Railroad. We extend our congratulations to Ms.             recognition of excellence in skills development, leadership,
Bates on her receiving this award; (HLS 1358)                          personal growth and community service.            We extend our
     the 33rd anniversary of the founding of the Theater Project, in   congratulations and best wishes to Joseph on his
Brunswick, and the 28th anniversary of the Young Peoples               accomplishment; (HLS 1367)
Theater. We acknowledge Al Miller, founder, for his dedication to          David Hewitt, of Old Orchard Beach, of Boy Scout Troop
inspiring and improving the world community through dramatic           #350, who has earned the high rank and distinction of Eagle
art. The mission of the Theater Project is to change young and         Scout, the highest award in Boy Scouting. This award is given in
old, to enrich and inspire their lives and to provide a safe           recognition of excellence in skills development, leadership,
environment for original and dynamic exploration. Al Miller            personal growth and community service.            We extend our
embodies this mission. He has touched thousands of lives, both         congratulations and best wishes to David on his accomplishment;
children and adults, from Maine to the Middle East and Poland to       (HLS 1368)
Michigan. Mr. Miller has distinguished himself by reaching out to          Robert Descoteaux, of Old Orchard Beach, of Boy Scout
children in need. There are many inspiring stories; from a simple      Troop #350, who has earned the high rank and distinction of
funny gesture to a child who looked sad, helping a teenager gain       Eagle Scout, the highest award in Boy Scouting. This award is
entry to college and teaching theater games that a soldier now         given in recognition of excellence in skills development,
uses to communicate with children in the Middle East. His              leadership, personal growth and community service. We extend
accomplishments are imaginative and dynamic, enriching so              our congratulations and best wishes to Robert on his
many lives along the way. We extend our congratulations to Al          accomplishment; (HLS 1369)
Miller, the Theater Project and the Young Peoples Theater on               Donald J. Richards, of Yarmouth, who has received the
this important anniversary; (HLS 1359)                                 Distinguished Service Award from the New England Harness
     Delphin J. Beaumont, of Mattawamkeag. Mr. Beaumont was            Writers Association. We send him our best wishes on his
born in Quebec, and worked at Great Northern Paper Company             receiving this honor; (HLS 1370)
for 35 years, retiring in 1979. He was a past grand knight and             Ival "Bud" Cianchette, of Falmouth, who is the recipient of the
member of St. Peter's Council, Post 1936, Knights of Columbus.         Distinguished Service Award from the New England Harness
He was a snowmobiling enthusiast and a founding member of the          Writers Association. Mr. Cianchette is past president of Bangor
East Branch Sno Rovers Club in the East Millinocket and                Historic Track, Inc., the investors group that operated Bangor
Medway area. After his retirement, he and his beloved wife of 56       Raceway. He is a past director of Fleet Bank. He has owned
years, Genevieve, moved to Florida. He will be greatly missed          standardbreds since 1960 and he operated a breeding farm in
and fondly remembered by his loving family and many friends;           Pittsfield from 1973 to 1990. Mr. Cianchette served on the Maine
(IN MEMORIAM) (HLS 1360)                                               State Harness Racing Commission from 1970 to 1975 and as
     John and Virginia Dibiase, of Westbrook, on the occasion of       chair from 1973 to 1975. He has received many industry awards
their 60th Wedding Anniversary, October 25, 2005. Mr. and Mrs.         in the horse racing field and in 1990 was named Maine Business
Dibiase and their children, Anthony, Deborah and Katherine, are        Leader of the Year by the Maine Chamber of Commerce and
lifelong residents of Westbrook. They have spent their lives           Industry. We acknowledge his contributions to harness racing
giving back to other residents as active members of numerous           and to the State of Maine; (HLS 1371)
civic and charitable organizations.             We extend our              Joe Price, of Glenburn, a member of Boy Scout Troop 1 in
congratulations and best wishes to them on this special occasion;      Brewer, who has attained the high rank and distinction of Eagle
(HLS 1361)                                                             Scout. This is the highest award in Boy Scouting and is given for
     Ron Forest, of Scarborough, on the occasion of his retirement     excellence in skills development, leadership, personal growth and
from the Kiwanis Club. As a charter member, Mr. Forest's lasting       community service. For his Eagle Scout project, Joe and 10
contributions in developing the club, recruiting new members,          volunteers renovated Manna Ministries' new drug rehabilitation
establishing the Terrific Kids Program and starting the Key and        residential center, painting walls and rebuilding beds and desks.

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We extend our congratulations to Joe on this achievement; (HLS         extend our congratulations and best wishes to Ms. Swanson on
1372)                                                                  this very special occasion; (HLS 1380)
     Steve Haines, of Phillips, on his being honored at Phillips Old       Paul David Conlogue, of Presque Isle, veteran of World War
Home Days for his dedicated service to his community beyond            II. Mr. Conlogue graduated from Ricker College and worked for
the call of duty. Steve has been road commissioner for 23 years        many years as an investigator for Pine Tree Legal Assistance,
and is a member of the Phillips Men's Club, the New Portland           Inc. and as the house manager for the VFW Hayward-Frazier
Lions Club, the Maine State Pulling Association and the Narrow         Post in Presque Isle. He will greatly missed and fondly
Gauge ATV Riders Club. He also helps with all events and               remembered by his loving wife Emma, his family and his friends;
celebrations in town. Steve and his wife Linda are the parents of      (IN MEMORIAM) (HLS 1381)
4 children and they have 9 grandchildren. We acknowledge his               Frances M. Cummings, of Millinocket, a loving wife, mother,
civic contributions to Phillips and we send him our                    grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother.
congratulations on his receiving this honor; (HLS 1373)                She was a former member of St. Benedict's parish and the
     Karen Burke, of Gorham, on the occasion of her retirement         Ladies Sodality. For the past 45 years, she was a communicant
after 38 years of teaching. She has been a teacher in MSAD #6          of St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church. She will be fondly
for 23 years and has 15 years' experience in the Gorham school         remembered by all who knew her; (IN MEMORIAM) (HLS 1382)
system. Ms. Burke has helped many students over the years                  David Cousins, of Standish, who has won a bronze medal at
further their skills in reading and literacy. We acknowledge her       the 2005 World Games in Duisburg, Germany in Men's Field
many years of excellent dedicated service to her students and to       Compound Archery. We extend our congratulations to David on
her community, and we congratulate her on her retirement; (HLS         his achievement; (HLS 1383)
1374)                                                                      Ghislain "Gus" and Martine (Nadeau) Gauvin, of Fort Kent, on
     Shelby Hennelly, of Lebanon, and Bethany Patstone, of North       the special occasion of their 50th Wedding Anniversary, August
Berwick, for their courageous rescue of two young girls on Wells       8, 2005. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Mr.
Beach. Shelby, 13 years old, and Bethany, 14 years old, risked         and Mrs. Gauvin on this Golden Anniversary; (HLS 1384)
their lives to save the two girls, 8 and 9 years old, from drowning.       Lybrand "Goldie" Goldsmith, of Wilton, on the special
While many people watched from the shore, Shelby and Bethany           occasion of his 90th Birthday. Goldie is a United States Army
instinctively swam out and assisted the young girls while fighting     veteran of World War II. He helped build Wilton's water system
a strong and dangerous riptide. We extend our appreciation to          and was instrumental in two of the department's biggest projects,
Shelby and Bethany for their courageous deed; (HLS 1375)               the update of the water main to town and the expansion and
     Bethany Patstone, of North Berwick, and Shelby Hennelly, of       update of the water lines in the East Wilton area. Goldie is
Lebanon, for their courageous rescue of two young girls on Wells       known for his dedication to the fire department, where he served
Beach. Bethany, 14 years old, and Shelby, 13 years old, risked         as fire chief and was instrumental in getting the town ambulance
their lives to save the two girls, 8 and 9 years old, from drowning.   service. He also was a Boy Scout leader and a Little League
While many people watched from the shore, Bethany and Shelby           coach and has been active in the Wilton Congregational Church.
instinctively swam out and assisted the young girls while fighting     We acknowledge Goldie's lifelong service to his community, State
a strong and dangerous riptide. We extend our appreciation to          and Nation, and we send him our best wishes on his 90th
Bethany and Shelby for their courageous deed; (HLS 1376)               Birthday; (HLS 1385)
     the 75th Anniversary of the Wawenock Golf Club in Walpole,            Sergeant First Class Scott Victor Flanders, of Wilton, who has
on August 21, 2005. The Wawenock Country Club is a public              returned home from active duty with the 6th Battalion, 27th Field
course in Walpole. We extend our congratulations to the                Artillery stationed in Iraq.       We have been blessed with
members of the community on the anniversary of the club; (HLS          generations of men and women like Sergeant First Class
1377)                                                                  Flanders who have stepped forward to fight for the security of this
     the following members of the Americorps National Civilian         nation so that we might continue to enjoy liberty and freedom.
Community Corps Fire 3, for their work in response to                  We join citizens throughout the State in welcoming Sergeant First
recommendations contained in the study "Youth Suicide in               Class Flanders home and in extending our appreciation to him for
Midcoast Maine": Jessica Mendenhall, Chris Hall, Danielle              his commitment to the United States military; (HLS 1386)
Cohen, Hannah Schneider, Jose Manzanares, Kyle Jacobsen,                   Jonathan Wendell Chellise, of Berwick, a member of Boy
Elizabeth Huber, Randa Speights, David Trexler, Dimitri                Scout Troop #313, who has attained the high rank and distinction
Antonelis-Lapp, Kendra Knapp, Michael DeSart and Region                of Eagle Scout, the highest award in Boy Scouting. This award is
Director Ken Bixler. The group, whose campus is located in             given in recognition of excellence in skills development,
Perry Point, Maryland, conducted interviews, focus groups and          leadership, personal growth and community service. We extend
community workdays based on the study's findings, which were           our congratulations and best wishes to Jonathan on his
compiled by the Maine Bureau of Health and the Centers for             accomplishment; (HLS 1387)
Disease Control and Prevention. Americorps National Civilian               Mary Lucy Clark, of Bangor. Mrs. Clark was born in
Community Corps is part of a national network of service               Millinocket and resided in Bangor after her marriage to Frederick
programs that help communities address important issues. We            Clark, who died in 1983. She had worked for W. T. Grant
commend the members for their civic-mindedness and                     Company and Sylvania and was retired. Mrs. Clark was a
selflessness in serving the people of the Northeast; (HLS 1378)        mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and she will be
     Robert White, of Caribou, upon his induction into the Maine       greatly missed and fondly remembered by her family and friends;
Sports Legends Hall of Honors. A physical education teacher for        (IN MEMORIAM) (HLS 1388)
25 years, Bob also taught health, biology and driver education             Charles J. Sickler, of Brownville Junction, whose death has
and served as a teaching principal. Using his knowledge of             saddened family and friends. Mr. Sickler worked for Great
athletics, Bob coached numerous sports, including cross-country,       Northern Paper Company for 40 years. He was involved in his
varsity boys' and girls' basketball and junior high school             community and served as a selectman for the town of Brownville
basketball and baseball. For 38 years, he was a charter member         and on the Brownville Fire Department. He will be fondly
of the Northern Maine Board of Soccer Officials. In 2002, he           remembered and greatly missed by his loving family and many
retired as the Soccer Board Rules Interpreter and in 1997, after       friends; (IN MEMORIAM) (HLS 1389)
overseeing 1,300 soccer games, he ended his officiating career.            Mildred L. Garland, of Millinocket. Mrs. Garland was born in
His unprecedented involvement with the Caribou Little League           Canada and was the widow of C. Shirley Craig, to whom she was
entailed hundreds of volunteer hours in a 20-year period. In           married for 50 years, and Leslie Garland, who passed away in
1980, a new field was built and named the Robert P. White Little       1984. She was a life member and Past Worthy Matron of Onawa
League Field. Bob's enthusiasm for his community and State             Chapter #130, Order of the Eastern Star. She also was sergeant
has not gone unnoticed. He was the recipient of the National           of the Millinocket Crossing Guards for many years and was
Intercollegiate Soccer Officials Association award, the Maine          important in the lives of many children. Mrs. Garland was a
Recreation and Parks Association Citizen of the Year Award in          beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and
1983, the Caribou Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year              she will be fondly remembered by all whose lives she touched;
Award in 1984, the Limestone School Department Award for 26            (IN MEMORIAM) (HLS 1390)
years of service in 1991 and the Maine Interscholastic Athletic            Jacqueline H. Raymond, of Millinocket and Mountain Home,
Administrators Association Distinguished Service Award in 1998.        Idaho. She was a lifelong member and past regent of Little
We recognize the positive influence Bob has had on the lives of        Flower Circle Daughters of Isabella. Mrs. Raymond was an
so many young people, and we congratulate him on his induction         active participant in the Cursillo movement and served on many
into the Maine Sports Legends Hall of Honors; (HLS 1379)               teams and secretariats for this international Catholic movement,
     Mabel Swanson, of Winthrop, on the occasion of her 100th          both in Maine and in Idaho. She was a member of the Third
birthday, August 29, 2005. Ms. Swanson is the oldest citizen of        Order of Discalced Carmelites and the Mother Cabrini Sodality in
Winthrop and will be presented with the Boston Post Cane. We           Mountain Home.         She will be greatly missed and fondly


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remembered by her loving husband Edward, her family and her              Walter Hight, of Skowhegan, who is a recipient of the Special
many friends; (IN MEMORIAM) (HLS 1391)                               Achievement Award from the New England Harness Writers
    Grace Rainey, of Wilton, on the special occasion of her 90th     Association. We extend our congratulations to Mr. Hight on his
Birthday, August 15, 2005. We extend our congratulations and         receiving this honor; (HLS 1405)
best wishes to her on her birthday; (HLS 1392)                           Ronald Ralph, of Waldoboro, who is a recipient of the Special
    Marion Wing, of Phillips, on the special occasion of her 100th   Achievement Award from the New England Harness Writers
Birthday, September 10, 2005. Ms. Wing has been a volunteer at       Association. We extend our congratulations to Mr. Ralph on his
the library for over 20 years and has been very active with the      receiving this honor; (HLS 1406)
Women's Shared Ministry at her church. We extend our best                Burnette Bowker, of Fort Kent, a retired teacher and
wishes to Ms. Wing on the centennial celebration of her life; (HLS   community leader, who is the recipient of the 2005 Outstanding
1393)                                                                Alumni Award from the University of Maine at Fort Kent's Alumni
    Staff Sergeant Michael Balsamo, of Wilton, of the 7th United     Association. Mrs. Bowker has a long and distinguished career in
States Army Reserve Command, G1, who had been deployed               education and community service.                We extend our
from March 2003 to March 2004 to Kuwait as part of the 454th         congratulations and best wishes to Mrs. Bowker on her receiving
Replacement Company from Rhein-Maine Air Force Base in               this honor; (HLS 1407)
Germany, as support for Operation Iraqi Freedom.                We       Chad Marquis, of Fort Kent, who is earning a business
acknowledge his dedicated service to his Nation and we send          management degree at the University of Maine at Fort Kent and
him our best wishes; (HLS 1394)                                      who is the recipient of the Outstanding Future Alumni Award from
    Robert Kennedy, of New Vineyard, on his retirement as the        the university's Alumni Association.            We extend our
New Vineyard Recycling Program attendant after 15 years of           congratulations and best wishes to Mr. Marquis on his receiving
service to the town. We extend our congratulations and best          this honor; (HLS 1408)
wishes to him on his retirement; (HLS 1395)                              Kevin St. Jarre, a native of Madawaska, a former United
    Mid-Coast Maine Emergency Medical Service for 25 years of        States Army Intelligence Officer and successful author, who is
excellence in emergency medical service education. Mid-Coast         the recipient of the 2005 Outstanding Young Alumni Award from
Maine EMS serves Knox, Waldo and Lincoln counties. Mid-              the University of Maine at Fort Kent's Alumni Association. We
Coast Maine EMS trains, oversees licensing, provides crisis          extend our congratulations and best wishes to Mr. St. Jarre on
intervention and enforces Maine EMS rules. In 1980 Mid-Coast         his receiving this honor; (HLS 1409)
Maine EMS conducted its first educational weekend. The                   Cassie Roix, of Presque Isle, on the occasion of her 99th
seminars, which began with only a few instructors and 25 people      Birthday, September 26, 2005. Mrs. Roix was born in Canada,
in attendance, have grown to entail 60 instructors, over 100         and has lived in Presque Isle since the age of 11. She was
classes and approximately 1,000 emergency medical technicians        married to Wallace Roix, who has passed away, for 50 years and
from Maine and other parts of New England. Paramedics from           they had 5 children. Mrs. Roix was a homemaker and took care
as far as away as Ireland have taken part in the seminars. We        of her children and grandchildren. She has moved to a
extend our appreciation to Mid-Coast Maine Emergency Medical         handicapped-accessible apartment and lives independently, with
Service for the thousands of hours it has invested to coordinate     some assistance from her family. She has 21 grandchildren, 45
the seminars and acknowledge the positive educational and            great-grandchildren and 27 great-great-grandchildren.         We
economic impact it has on the State; (HLS 1396)                      extend our congratulations and best wishes to her on the
    Irene Thorndike, of Belfast, upon her retirement as Assistant    celebration of her life; (HLS 1410)
City Clerk after 34 years working at City Hall. Ms. Thorndike is         Dr. Patrick Kieran of Kieran Chiropractic, P.A. in Livermore
the longest serving employee of the City of Belfast. Her             Falls as he hosts the 11th Annual Kids Day America/International
responsibilities were to record marriages, births and deaths and     on September 17, 2005. Kids Day focuses on health, safety and
to help issue hunting, fishing and dog licenses. We extend our       environmental awareness issues for children, families and local
congratulations to Ms. Thorndike on her retirement and extend        communities. The event will benefit area youth sports. We
our best wishes in her future endeavors; (HLS 1397)                  extend our best wishes to the community for their dedication to
    the following members of the Glenburn Junior League Softball     children; (HLS 1411)
Team, on winning the 2005 District III Championship: Sheree              The Pierce House, of Farmington, formerly The Farmington
Rice, Megan Sherwood, Katherine Bragg, Sarah Hanson, Sam             Home for the Aged, on its 100th Anniversary of incorporation.
Bedore, Shelby Hogan, Megan Call, Kacy Thibodeau-Harvey,             The original establishment of the home was due in large part to
Casey Pray, Alexis Casey, Breianna Tocci, Kylie Thibodeau-           the work of Mrs. Henrietta B. Whittier Brown, who was one of the
Harvey; Coach Jason Tocci; and Assistant Coach Steve Pray.           original founders and served as the first President of the home's
We extend our congratulations and best wishes to them on this        Board of Trustees. In 1907, Mr. Charles Pierce, a prominent
achievement; (HLS 1398)                                              Farmington resident, sold his home to the Trustees of The
    Tim Millett, of Gorham, a member of Boy Scout Troop No.          Farmington Home for the Aged, and, in honor of this and Mr.
817, who has attained the high rank and distinction of Eagle         Pierce's many other contributions to the community, the trustees
Scout. This is the highest award in Boy Scouting and is given for    named the residence "The Pierce House." We extend our
excellence in skills development, leadership, personal growth and    congratulations and best wishes to The Pierce House on the
community service. We send our congratulations to Tim on this        occasion of its centennial celebration; (HLS 1412)
accomplishment; (HLS 1399)                                               William Joseph Clark, of Howland, a member of Boy Scout
    Richard E. Caton III, of Strong, the Chief of Police of the      Troop No. 64, who has attained the high rank and distinction of
Farmington Police Department, on the 25th Anniversary of his         Eagle Scout. For his service project, William renovated the stage
service to the people of the Town of Farmington. Chief Caton         area of Ammadamast Grange in Enfield. We commend him for
joined the police department in 1980 as a patrolman. In 1989 he      his many dedicated hours of service to his community and extend
was promoted to Detective Sergeant in charge of criminal             our congratulations on his reaching this milestone and achieving
investigation along with his normal duties. In 1995, he was          this distinctive honor; (HLS 1413)
promoted to Lieutenant. In 1998, after a nationwide search, he           Michael Wilson, of Gray, who is the recipient of the Lifetime
was hired as the Chief of Police. We acknowledge his dedicated       Achievement in Farming in Maine Award, sponsored by the Libra
service to the community of Farmington and we extend our             Foundation and presented at the 2005 National Holstein
congratulations and best wishes to him on this anniversary; (HLS     Convention. Mr. Wilson, a second-generation farmer, purchased
1400)                                                                Spring Vale Farm in 1961. Over the years, he with his wife
    William Varney, of Bangor, who is a recipient of the Special     Marilyn and their 3 daughters worked the farm into the
Recognition Award from the New England Harness Writers               Wilsondale Farm. After almost 45 years of farming in Gray, Mr.
Association. We extend our congratulations to Mr. Varney on his      Wilson has been acknowledged for his years of steady,
receiving this honor; (HLS 1401)                                     unwavering dedication to farming, breeding and the milk industry.
    the Honorable Donald G. Marean, of Hollis, who is a recipient    His herd has contributed to the hormone-free milk supply of
of the Special Recognition Award from the New England Harness        Oakhurst Dairy, and his breeding program of Registered
Writers Association. We extend our congratulations to Mr.            Holsteins has brought international exposure to Wilsondale Farm,
Marean on his receiving this honor; (HLS 1402)                       enticing visitors from around the globe.          We extend our
    Tom Dillon, of Anson, who is a recipient of the Special          congratulations to him and his family on their achieving this
Achievement Award from the New England Harness Writers               distinction and well-deserved award and thank him for his
Association. We extend our congratulations to Mr. Dillon on his      contributions to the dairy breeding industry; (HLS 1414)
receiving this honor; (HLS 1403)                                         Landis Green, of Bangor, Head of School of John Bapst
    Diann Perkins, of Cornish, who is a recipient of the Special     Memorial High School, who has been chosen to participate in the
Achievement Award from the New England Harness Writers               Klingenstein Visiting Fellows Program at Columbia University. As
Association. We extend our congratulations to Ms. Perkins on         one of only 20 heads of independent schools worldwide selected
her receiving this honor; (HLS 1404)                                 for the two-week program, Mr. Green will participate in intensive

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study and reflection and will examine education issues and               Institute of Bankers, as well as serving on many other community
policies. Mr. Green has a proven reputation as a leader within           organizations. We acknowledge his dedicated commitment to his
the John Bapst community, having brought the school through              profession and to his community, and we send him our best
Phase II of its strategic planning process. He has served 2 years        wishes on his retirement; (HLS 1425)
as a summer faculty member of the National Association of                     Francis R. and Barbara A. Hamilton Carroll, of Limerick, on
Independent Schools' School Leadership Institute. He has                 the occasion of their 50th Wedding Anniversary, October 22,
initiated a series of ethics training through the Institute for Global   2005. Mr. and Mrs. Carroll have 6 children and 16 grandchildren.
Ethics for faculty, staff and students and has cosponsored the           They are the owners of F.R. Carroll, Inc. We extend our
school's Civil Rights Team. We commend Mr. Green for his                 congratulations and best wishes to them on this special occasion;
tremendous efforts and dedication to his profession and wish him         (HLS 1426)
continued success in the years to come; (HLS 1415)                            Peter Reed, of Owl's Head, on the occasion of his retirement
     Harold M. Boyer, of Millinocket, who was a veteran of World         as Harbormaster of Owl's Head. Mr. Reed was appointed
War II and a longtime employee of Great Northern Paper                   harbormaster in 1972 and became the first harbormaster elected
Company. Mr. Boyer served in the United States Navy and was              in the State of Maine when it became an elected position in 1989.
stationed in China. He worked for Great Northern Paper for 27            He has served the town of Owl's Head in various positions since
years and was a former member of Oddfellows and the Northern             1948 and he has a long history of valuable fishing and boating
Timber Cruisers snowmobile club. He will be greatly missed and           experience. We acknowledge his exemplary service to his
fondly remembered by his loving family and his friends; (IN              community, and we send him our best wishes on his retirement;
MEMORIAM) (HLS 1416)                                                     (HLS 1427)
     the Town of Harrison on the occasion of its 200th anniversary            Gerald E. "Jerry" Wiles, of Wilton, on the occasion of his 70th
of incorporation. Settled in 1792, the town was incorporated in          birthday, October 15, 2005. He and his wife Roma have been
1805 from portions of Otisfield and Bridgton, and it set off land to     married for 47 years. They have 2 children, 3 grandchildren and
form part of Naples in 1834. Located in the scenic foothills of the      2 step-grandchildren. We extend our congratulations and best
White Mountains, Harrison is the northernmost town in                    wishes to him on this special occasion; (HLS 1428)
Cumberland County. Named after Harrison Gray Otis, it lies                    Joe Corriveau, 89, of Patten, for his many years of community
between Crooked River and Long Lake. We extend our                       service entertaining elderly shut-ins in Aroostook County. Mr.
congratulations and best wishes to the good citizens of Harrison         Corriveau, with his partner Verna MacArthur, has been
on their bicentennial celebration; (HLS 1417)                            volunteering his time since 1982, doing at least 5 musical shows
     Jack Pelkey, of Medway, who will be greatly missed and              a month in local nursing homes across the county and at the
fondly remembered by his loving wife of 46 years, Linda, his             Houlton Regional Hospital. He has traveled more than 45,000
family and his many friends. Mr. Pelkey loved carving in wood,           miles over the years, entertaining as far north as Eagle Lake,
and his work warmed the lives, homes and camps of people                 Frenchville, Madawaska and Caribou. For all the happiness he
throughout the country; (IN MEMORIAM) (HLS 1418)                         has brought others over the years, he feels he has gotten at least
     Lorelee A. Crawford, of Millinocket, president of the               as much in return. We acknowledge his dedicated service to the
Millinocket Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary. She will be greatly        people of his community and we send him our best wishes; (HLS
missed and fondly remembered by her loving family and many               1429)
friends; (IN MEMORIAM) (HLS 1419)                                             Verna MacArthur, 86, of Island Falls, for her many years of
     Katie Delong, of Presque Isle, who has set a new school             community service entertaining elderly shut-ins in Aroostook
record for soccer with her 38th career goal. Katie has led her           County. Mrs. MacArthur, with her partner Joe Corriveau, has
team, the Lady Wildcats, in scoring for the 3 years she has              been volunteering her time since 1982 doing at least 5 musical
played soccer. We extend our congratulations to Katie on this            shows a month in local nursing homes across the county and at
accomplishment and wish her luck in this year's season; (HLS             the Houlton Regional Hospital. She has traveled more than
1420)                                                                    45,000 miles over the years entertaining as far north as Eagle
     Second Class Petty Officer Gabriel J. Knight, of Buxton, for        Lake, Frenchville, Madawaska and Caribou.              For all the
his 6 years of service with the United States Navy, primarily on         happiness she has brought others over the years, she feels she
the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Nimitz. We extend our           has gotten at least as much in return. We acknowledge Mrs.
appreciation to Second Class Petty Officer Knight for his                MacArthur's dedicated service to the people of her community
commitment to his country; (HLS 1421)                                    and we send her our best wishes; (HLS 1430)
     Tess' Market, of Brunswick, on its 50th year of serving the              Clifford and Maida Grass, of Mars Hill, on the occasion of
greater Brunswick community. Owned by Hervey Tessier, now                their 65th Wedding Anniversary, October 17, 2005. We extend
retired, the store sells wines of all kinds, sandwiches, pizza and       our congratulations and best wishes to them on this special
other convenience items. Now in the capable hands of his                 occasion; (HLS 1431)
daughters, Phyllis Lamarre and Anne Tessier-Talbot, the store                 Virginia Millward Phillips, of Portland, beloved mother and
continues to cultivate a loyal clientele from Boston and                 grandmother, civic activist and faithful member of the Portland
throughout Maine. Mr. Tessier and his family exemplify the best          Friends Meeting. The daughter of William Bolton Millward, Sr.,
of Maine's small businesses, and we extend our congratulations           and Alberta Weymouth Millward, she was a graduate of Deering
and best wishes to them on this anniversary; (HLS 1422)                  High School and Westbrook Junior College and continued
     Frank Knight, of Yarmouth, on the 80th anniversary of his           lifelong learning at the University of Southern Maine. A Camp
high school graduation from North Yarmouth Academy. One of               Fire Girl in her youth, she served as codirector of Camp Hitinowa
the oldest citizens of Yarmouth, Mr. Knight is still active in the       in Litchfield, one of Maine's first Camp Fire Girl camps, and later
Yarmouth and North Yarmouth Academy communities and is                   Camp Ka-ya-ne for girls at Winslow Park in Freeport. Devoted to
referred to by many as the "gentleman" of Yarmouth for his               youth causes, she worked at the Chicago YWCA and as director
philanthropic and volunteer work. He is the highly respected             of residence at the Portland YWCA. An expert seamstress, she
official tree warden in town and has done much for the town and          worked at the Pride's Training School and crafted ballet
the school concerning their trees.           We acknowledge his          costumes for the Dorothy Mason School of Dance. She was an
dedicated service to his community and we send him our best              event organizer for the Women's Literary Union and the Marston-
wishes on this remarkable anniversary; (HLS 1423)                        Kotzchmar Club. She wrote the history of the Portland Friends
     Petty Officer Third Class Travis L. Donald, of Wilton, who has      Meeting and lived the Quaker principles of simplicity, dedication
returned from active duty in Iraq. We have been blessed with             and civic participation all her life. Although a world traveler, she
generations of men and women like Petty Officer Donald who               was fondest of family times on Maine's coast and inland lakes.
have stepped forward to fight for the security of this nation so that    She will be sadly missed by her family, many friends and the
we might continue to enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens         wide circle of people she reached through her devotion and
throughout the State in welcoming Petty Officer Donald home to           generosity in Maine, her beloved "Pine Tree State"; (IN
America and in extending our appreciation to him for his                 MEMORIAM) (HLS 1432)
commitment to the United States military; (HLS 1424)                          Elvin S. "Bud" Winckler, Jr., of Portland and South Portland,
     Gary M. Downs, of Industry, on the occasion of his retirement       actor, raconteur and lifelong advocate of the performing arts. Mr.
as President of the Franklin Savings Bank. Mr. Downs, originally         Winckler was born in Portland, the son of Elvin S. Winckler, Sr.,
from Rumford, has worked for the Franklin Savings Bank for 31            and Eleanor Corey Curtis. He was a graduate of Deering High
years, the last 12 as president and chief executive officer. The         School and the Caston Drama School. Enchanted by the theater
bank is 137 years old and is the only locally owned bank in              from an early age, he studied dancing at the Three Arts Studio
Franklin County. Under Mr. Downs' leadership, the bank has               and the Dorothy Mason School of Dance. He performed
grown to $290 million in assets and has earned the label                 professionally at the Columbia Hotel, the Saco House and
"Strongest Bank in Maine" by Weiss Ratings, Inc. Mr. Downs has           Portland's Graymore Hotel during the cabaret era of the 1940s
also been named "Entrepreneur of the Year" by the Farmington             and 1950s. On stage his professional career included performing
Rotary Club in 2005 and has served as president of the American          many summers at Greenwood Gardens on Peaks Island, with

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such actors as Rod Steiger and Maureen Stapleton, the                  student at the University of Southern Maine. He was a creative
Kennebunkport Playhouse and the Barnstormers Theater in                and much-loved son, brother, cousin, uncle and grandson and a
Tamworth, New Hampshire, with many stars of the stage and              friend to many. He was a talented writer, music lover and
screen, and performing at the Coconut Grove Theater in Florida.        sportsman. He will be greatly missed and fondly remembered by
He shared his beautiful voice and enthusiasm with audiences as         all whose lives he touched; (IN MEMORIAM) (HLS 1439)
a performer, producer and director with the Portland Players and            Augustine R. Grassi, of Portland, beloved friend, family man
the Lyric Music Theater for many decades and in local                  and concerned community activist. A proud Portland native, he
commercials during the early years of television. He will be sadly     was the son of Gregory and Lucia Pecoraro Grassi. He attended
missed by his loving family, his many theater friends and loyal        Portland schools and was a lifelong member of the Bricklayers
fans and the many young people he encouraged in the                    Union, building many structures with his own hands in the original
performing arts, believing, with Shakespeare, that "all the world's    Maine Mall in South Portland, at Bowdoin College in Brunswick
a stage"; (IN MEMORIAM) (HLS 1433)                                     and scores of industrial and residential structures still standing in
     Mark H. Sangster, of Scarborough, advertising executive,          Greater Portland. A veteran of the Korean War, he was a
public-spirited citizen and animal protection activist. Mr. Sangster   member of the AmVets. A communicant of Sacred Heart Church
was born in Portland and was a graduate of Cape Elizabeth High         in the Parkside neighborhood in Portland, he was a cofounder of
School. He was a cum laude graduate of the University of               the Parkside Neighborhood Association and an anchor of its
Southern Maine. His advertising career extended over 25 years          efforts to improve the life and safety of Sherman Street, his
as manager and consultant for various firms and publications,          longtime home. Always cheerful, patient and sharing of life's
including the Maine Times, Guy Gannett Publishing, Blethen             blessings, he will be deeply missed by his devoted wife and
Maine Newspapers, Inc. and Accent Home and Garden. Deeply              children, large family and many grandchildren and the wide circle
concerned with the well-being of animals, he rescued Old English       of friends touched by his kind nature and generous spirit in
sheepdogs and proudly served 8 years as president of the board         Portland, Longfellow's beloved city "that is seated by the sea"; (IN
of directors of the Animal Refuge League, Westbrook, developing        MEMORIAM) (HLS 1440)
valuable adoption programs. As a professional breeder of                    District 19 of the United States Power Squadrons, on the
purebred Maine coon cats, he was instrumental in winning               special occasion of its 50th Anniversary of providing boating
designation of that rarebreed by the Legislature as Maine's            safety through education. United States Power Squadrons is a
official state cat in 1986. A student of Maine history, he             national nonprofit organization that teaches boating safety and
cofounded William King Day, a statewide commemoration of the           provides free vessel safety checks to the boating public. District
birthday of Maine's first governor. He served as past Master of        19 includes Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont.                    We
the William King Masonic Lodge #219 in Scarborough. Believing          acknowledge the valuable service that this organization provides
that every citizen must do his part, he ran for the State Senate in    to Northern New England and send our congratulations on this
2000 and served as consultant for many campaigns for his               anniversary; (HLS 1441)
beloved Republican Party. He will be sadly missed by his wife of            Ralph Lurvey Colby, of South Thomaston, on the occasion of
27 years, Hilary, his wide circle of friends and all those he knew     his 90th Birthday, September 15, 2005. He is the son of the late
him in the civic and business affairs of Maine, his beloved "Pine      William W. and Dora (Lurvey) Colby. Some of Ralph's earlier
Tree State"; (IN MEMORIAM) (HLS 1434)                                  occupations included serving as an able-bodied seaman and, in
     Strong Elementary School, which has been selected as a            1932, as a deckhand on the steamer J.T. Morse, the last side-
Blue Ribbon School by the United States Department of                  wheeler to operate on Penobscot Bay. Following his service with
Education. The school was nominated by the Maine Department            the merchant marine, Mr. Colby returned home to learn the trade
of Education last year for its consistently high performances on       of lobsterman. He continues to stay active on the water, having
the Maine Education Assessment tests. Schools applying for             recently taken up the sport of kayaking.            We send our
Blue Ribbon recognition must also be in the top 10 percent on          congratulations and best wishes to Mr. Colby on his 90th
state assessment scores in both reading and math and show              birthday; (HLS 1442)
good yearly progress. Strong Elementary School was ranked as                Grace Bellows, of Fairfield, on the special occasion of her
the only school in Maine in which more than 50 percent of the          100th Birthday, November 15, 2005. Mrs. Bellows holds the
students met the state standards in all 4 categories of reading,       Boston Post Cane as the oldest resident of Fairfield and still
writing, math and science. We extend our congratulations to the        remains active, enjoying gardening and enjoying life in her
staff and students of the Strong Elementary School on their            community. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to
receiving this distinguished recognition; (HLS 1435)                   Mrs. Bellows on the centennial celebration of her life; (HLS 1443)
     Autumn Proudlove, of West Enfield, who has received the Girl           Robert M. Bouchard, of Millinocket, who worked for Great
Scout Silver Award. This is the highest award in Cadette Girl          Northern Paper Company for 32 years. Mr. Bouchard served in
Scouting and is given for excellence in skills development,            the United States Navy from 1950 to 1954. He retired from the
leadership, personal growth and community service. We extend           paper company as a millwright in 1995. He was a lifelong
our congratulations to Autumn on this accomplishment; (HLS             member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Lodge
1436)                                                                  No. 1521, a member of Carpenters and Joiners Local No. 658
     Chief Petty Officer Rene' Catholine Tolan Wiesner, of Otis, on    and a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He will be
the occasion of her retirement from active duty with the United        greatly missed and fondly remembered by his loving family and
States Navy. Chief Wiesner joined the Navy in 1984. While              his many friends; (IN MEMORIAM) (HLS 1444)
serving on the U.S.S. Hunley, she authored the Standard                     Madeline Tardy, of Millinocket, on the occasion of her
Operating and Troubleshooting Procedures for the Snap I                retirement from Key Bank after twenty six and a half years of
System, which were incorporated by SUBLANT and distributed             faithful service. We extend our congratulations to her and send
throughout the Submarine Tender Fleet. She also authored the           her our best wishes on her future endeavors; (HLS 1445)
fleet-wide instructions for loading Ephemeris Data into the Naval           the Helena H. Dyer Elementary School, in South Portland.
Terminal Data Node, allowing fleet access to satellite                 The school first opened its doors on September 5, 1972. On
communications. Chief Wiesner was one of the first former Data         September 6, 2005, a newly renovated Dyer Elementary School
Processing Technicians to qualify as Chief Watch Officer at the        opened, representing the final piece in a community-supported
Naval Computer and Telecommunications Station in Guam. She             renovation plan for South Portland's elementary schools. Dyer
is now the Recruiter in Charge at the Naval Recruiting Station in      Elementary School exemplifies the finest tradition and heritage of
Bangor. Chief Wiesner has been the recipient of numerous               neighborhood schools with a climate of rigorous academic
awards during her career. We extend our appreciation to Chief          expectations and a strong culture of parent and community
Wiesner for her commitment to the military and send our best           involvement. Staff, students, parents and administrators work
wishes for her future endeavors; (HLS 1437)                            together in a partnership that fulfills the South Portland School
     Julia McGuire, of Augusta, a student at the University of         Department's mission of "Enriching Lives through ;Quality
Maine, who has been named a 2005 Morris K. Udall Scholar.              Learning for All;"; (HLS 1446)
Ms. McGuire, who is also a University of Maine Presidential                 the Portland Players, the State's oldest community theater, on
Scholar and a recipient of the Margaret Chase Smith                    the occasion of its 75th anniversary. The theater was founded in
Scholarship, is one of 81 scholars in the nation to receive this       1931 as the Portland Dramatic Guild. The theater has produced
honor. The Morris K. Udall Scholarship is given to recognize a         hundreds of plays and musicals and is known for the high quality
student's commitment to a career in the environment, health care       and range of its shows as well as the professionalism of its
or tribal public policy, leadership potential and academic             actors, directors and production people. The theater is a cultural
achievement. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to          centerpiece in the region and is rooted firmly in the community
Ms. McGuire on her achievements; (HLS 1438)                            theater tradition, engaging local amateur and professional actors
     Brandon Steven Crouse, 18, of Brunswick, the beloved son of       and singers and relying on the strength of the people in the
the Honorable Steven Crouse and Shelby (Schmersal) Crouse.             community. The Portland Players continues to be an asset and
He was a 2005 graduate of Brunswick High School and was a              gift to the community. We extend our appreciation to the

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Portland Players for its commitment in presenting quality theater          Dr. Ronald Davis, of Orono, retired Professor of Biology and
to the citizens of Maine and congratulate it on its 75th              Quaternary Studies at the University of Maine, on his work in
anniversary; (HLS 1447)                                               bringing the University of Maine, the City of Bangor and the
     Chrystal Welch, of Wilton, on the occasion of her 90th           Orono Land Trust together for the Orono Bog Boardwalk Project.
birthday, November 3, 2005. Mrs. Welch has been married to            Opened in June 2003, the boardwalk has since received nearly
her husband Alton for 68 years. They have 3 sons and 19               50,000 public visits. It was Dr. Davis' idea to have a facility that
grandchildren. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to       would help to support educational programs that build
Mrs. Welch on this special occasion; (HLS 1448)                       appreciation for local natural history and public understanding
     Alton Welch, of Wilton, on the occasion of his 90th birthday,    about wetland ecology and the value of bogs. He has worked
April 17, 2005. Mr. Welch has been married to his wife Chrystal       tirelessly and volunteered full-time for several years on this
for 68 years. They have 3 sons and 19 grandchildren. We               project. He served as the Orono Bog Boardwalk's first director
extend our congratulations and best wishes to Mr. Welch on this       and provided leadership in all of its phases. He also organized a
special occasion; (HLS 1449)                                          dedicated group of volunteers that helped to build over 500
     the Dance Connection, in Fairfield, and its Director Jodi        sections that make up the one-mile boardwalk. We acknowledge
Ireland, who will represent the State of Maine at Dance               Dr. Davis' dedicated commitment to this project and his service to
Excellence, an international dance event held in Los Angeles,         his community and we extend our congratulations to him on the
California on April 8-15, 2006. Directors and dance schools from      success of the Orono Bog Boardwalk Project; (HLS 1457)
each state, Ireland, Northern Ireland, England, Australia,                 Maxine McLaughlin, who had been a lifelong resident of
Scotland, Gibraltar, Spain, Germany, Singapore and Canada             Millinocket. Mrs. McLaughlin worked at the Millinocket Public
have been selected to represent their areas in workshops,             Library and had been a member of the First Congregational
classes and performances. We extend our congratulations to            Church. She will be greatly missed and fondly remembered by
Ms. Ireland, and we send her our best wishes as she and the           her family and friends; (IN MEMORIAM) (HLS 1458)
Dance Connection represent the State of Maine at this event;               Jonathan Guerrette, of Wells, a member of Boy Scout Troop
(HLS 1450)                                                            #356, who has earned the high rank and distinction of Eagle
     Phillip and Jeanne Whittemore, residents of 98 Main Street in    Scout, the highest award in Boy Scouting. This award is given in
Norway, on the occasion of their 50th Wedding Anniversary. Mr.        recognition of excellence in skills development, leadership,
and Mrs. Whittemore were married by the Reverend Albert N.            personal growth and community service.             We extend our
Smith in the West Paris Universalist Church on June 19, 1955.         congratulations and best wishes to Jonathan on his
Mr. Whittemore owned and operated Whittemore's Auto Body              accomplishment; (HLS 1459)
Shop for 20 years, and Mrs. Whittemore worked at Sanborn's                 Jonathan Daniel Simon Dunne, of Wilton, a member of Boy
Motor Express and Ed Thayer Trucking for a total of 32 years.         Scout Troop No. 518, who has attained the high rank and
We extend our congratulations to them on this Golden                  distinction of Eagle Scout. This is the highest award in Boy
Anniversary and send our best wishes on their future happiness;       Scouting and is given for excellence in skills development,
(HLS 1451)                                                            leadership, personal growth and community service. We extend
     Corporal Adam Babin, of North Yarmouth. Corporal Babin is        our congratulations to Jonathan on this accomplishment; (HLS
a member of the United States Marine Corps, serving in Bravo          1460)
Company of the 4th Combat Engineer Battalion out of Roanoke,               Robert Wallack, of Mt. Vernon, former publisher of the
Virginia. Corporal Babin has spent 9 months in Iraq in Front          Franklin Journal, who placed First in the opinion page category of
Communication Radio capacity. We have been blessed with               the annual Better Newspaper Contest for an editorial arguing
generations of men and women like Corporal Babin who have             against the proposed ban on bear baiting written for the recent
stepped forward to fight for the security of this Nation so that we   statewide referendum. We extend our congratulations and best
might continue to enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens         wishes to him on his achievement; (HLS 1461)
throughout the State in extending our appreciation to him for his          Shannon Smith, of Wilton, on her nomination in the category
commitment to the United States military; (HLS 1452)                  of Outstanding Main Street Volunteer of the 2005 Maine
     Barbara Ekemsky Hikel, of Orono, wife, mother, grandmother,      Downtown Achievement Awards. As the volunteer leader of the
community leader and longtime employee of the University of           Wilton Blueberry Festival, she has created one of the most
Maine. Mrs. Hikel was born in Augusta and graduated from Cony         spectacular events in the State, drawing thousands of individuals
High School and Gates Business School. She was married to             from throughout the country. The festival features a 2-hour
Rudolph Hikel and she was active in many community activities,        parade, a fireworks show, over 50 events, 110 crafters and
including the School Board, SIECUS and the Girl Scouts, while         vendors, a children's race and a 10K race attended by over 200
raising 6 children. In 1981, she went to work for the University of   people. In addition to the Blueberry Festival, Ms. Smith was
Maine, where she served in diverse positions, most notably as         successful in getting the the Vietnam Moving Wall, the 9-11
financial manager of Research and Graduate Studies, until her         Rolling Memorial and the 195th Army National Guard Band to
retirement in 2000. Mrs. Hikel was devoted to her family and to       come to Wilton. Despite a severe health problem this year, she
her friends and promoted the status of women. She was also            volunteered over 2,000 hours on the Vietnam Moving Wall alone,
dedicated to the students, staff, faculty and administration and      and another 2,000 hours at least on the festival.                 We
had a passion for improving the lives of everyone in the university   acknowledge her dedicated and heartfelt service to her
community. She will be greatly missed and fondly remembered           community and we salute her for her extraordinary ability to give
by her loving husband Rudolph, her family and her many friends;       of herself for the benefit of others; (HLS 1462)
(IN MEMORIAM) (HLS 1453)                                                   Bobbie Hanstein, of Farmington, editor of the Franklin
     Caleb Schmidt, of Winslow, a member of Boy Scout Troop           Journal, who placed First in the opinion page category in the
No. 446 in Albion, who has attained the high rank and distinction     annual Better Newspaper Contest for an editorial written in favor
of Eagle Scout. This is the highest award in Boy Scouting and is      of a proposed ban on bear baiting for the recent statewide
given for excellence in skills development, leadership, personal      referendum. Ms. Hanstein and production manager Michael
growth and community service. We extend our congratulations to        Leary also shared Second Place in the design illustration
Caleb on this accomplishment; (HLS 1454)                              category. In addition, she placed Second in the analysis
     Linda Wilcox, of Monmouth, on the occasion of her retirement     category. She also received Third Place and an Honorable
as the Executive Director of the Family Violence Project. Having      Mention for feature stories she wrote.             We extend our
spent most of her professional life working on behalf of women,       congratulations and best wishes to her on her achievements;
children and families, Ms. Wilcox has worked in the field of          (HLS 1463)
domestic violence prevention for 12 years and has served as the            Michael Leary, of Wilton, production manager for the Franklin
Executive Director of the Family Violence Project for 9 years. We     Journal, who placed Second in the design illustration category of
acknowledge Ms. Wilcox's commitment, dedication, skill and            the annual Better Newspaper Contest along with editor Bobbie
perseverance in service to this noble cause and we extend our         Hanstein. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to him
congratulations and best wishes to her; (HLS 1455)                    on his achievement; (HLS 1464)
     Lisa J. Goodwin, resident of and Town Clerk for the Town of           the Franklin Journal and its publisher David Gustafson for
Lincoln, who is the recipient of the 2005 Municipal Clerk of the      being honored by the Maine Press Association with awards in the
Year Award, the highest honor bestowed upon a municipal clerk         annual Better Newspaper Contest. The newspaper was chosen
by the Maine Town and City Clerks Association. This award is          from among thousands of individual entries from newspapers
presented annually to a municipal clerk nominated by the              across the State and received First Place for its opinion page and
municipal clerk's peers and recognized for excellence, leadership     a feature profile. In addition, it received awards in the design
and integrity in contributions to the community and the profession    illustration, analysis and feature story categories. It also received
of municipal clerks. We extend our congratulations to Ms.             an award for a columnist's report from Iraq. We extend our
Goodwin on her receiving this honor; (HLS 1456)                       congratulations to the publisher and employees of the Franklin
                                                                      Journal on their being recognized for excellence; (HLS 1465)

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    Mr. and Mrs. Robert MacKenzie, of Millinocket, on the              family getting ready for cattle shows. Not only do the Lanes run a
occasion of their 50th Wedding Anniversary, August 27, 2005.           200-acre dairy farm, but they also raise cows, turkeys, pigs,
They have one son and 3 grandchildren. We extend our                   lambs and chickens. They give to the community in many ways,
congratulations and best wishes to them on this very special           including taking a traveling petting zoo to schools and nursing
occasion; (HLS 1466)                                                   homes and participating in Open Farm Day in July and Maple
    Jill Berry Bowen, of Avon, who is the recipient of the annual      Sunday in March. Shady Lane Farm exemplifies the best in
Health Leadership Award given by the Franklin Community                Maine farming, and we extend our congratulations to the Lane
Health Network. Ms. Bowen was the Chief Operating Officer for          family on its remarkable achievements; (HLS 1475)
Franklin Memorial Hospital for 9 years. She was recognized for             Hanington Bros., Inc., and President Steve Hanington, of
her exemplary leadership and countless hours of community              Macwahoc Plantation, selected by Timber Harvesting Magazine
service. She is active in the Rotary Club and was instrumental in      as its 2005 Logging Business of the Year at the 11th annual
creating the "Zone" youth center in her hometown of Phillips. We       meeting of the American Loggers Council in Ocean Shores,
extend our congratulations to Ms. Bowen on her receiving this          Washington. Hanington Bros., Inc. is the first New England
award and extend our appreciation to her for her commitment to         business and the 8th in the nation to receive this distinguished
the citizens and youth of the State; (HLS 1467)                        award. As owner and president of this multigeneration family
    Howard L. and Franka Dalley Bickford, of Wilton, on the            business, Mr. Hanington has served his profession through
occasion of their 52nd Wedding Anniversary, July 17, 2005. Mr.         leadership roles in state and national trade associations. We
and Mrs. Bickford have 4 children and 9 grandchildren. We              extend our congratulations and best wishes to Mr. Hanington and
extend our congratulations and best wishes to them on this very        the employees of Hanington Bros., Inc. on their receiving this
special occasion; (HLS 1468)                                           prestigious award; (HLS 1476)
    Howard L. Bickford, of Wilton, on the occasion of his 70th             Carl and Patricia Crawford, of Houlton, on the occasion of
birthday, January 3, 2005. We extend our congratulations and           their 50th Wedding Anniversary. They were married at the
best wishes to him on this special occasion; (HLS 1469)                Methodist Church in Houlton on October 22, 1955 by the
    Raymond Parent, of Sanford, who has been named Maine's             Reverend Harold Rowley. We extend our congratulations and
Fire Chief of the Year by the Maine Fire Chiefs' Association.          best wishes to them on their Golden Anniversary; (HLS 1477)
Chief Parent has been a firefighter since the 1960s and assumed            Irvin "Buzz" Caverly, of East Corinth and Baxter State Park,
his duties as Sanford's fire chief in 1996. The leadership abilities   upon the honored occasion of his retirement after 46 years of
and experience possessed by Chief Parent have enabled him to           service to the people of Maine as ranger, director and steward of
faithfully fulfill his duties as the head of the Maine Fire Chiefs'    the public treasure that is Mt. Katahdin and the 204,733 acres of
Association's Board of Directors. His community witnessed his          Baxter State Park. A native of Cornville, he joined the park staff
comprehensive managerial skills during the time that he served         upon his graduation from Lee Academy in 1959. Proudly serving
as interim town manager. We extend our congratulations to              as a ranger in the park's remote regions, he rose to the post of
Chief Parent upon his being acknowledged for his dutiful service       director in 1981. We salute the diligence, dedication and
and extend our appreciation to him for his years of commitment         devotion to duty shown in his 24 years as director, encountering
to the safety of Maine's citizens; (HLS 1470)                          forest fires, insect infestation, natural disaster and the rising tide
    Armand A. "Sal" Gaetani, of East Millinocket. Mr. Gaetani          of the world's visitors drawn to the wilderness values so symbolic
served in the United States Army Air Force during World War II         of the State of Maine. As the last park director to personally
and was stationed in Guam and Hawaii. He retired from Great            share the friendship and guidance of Governor Percival P.
Northern Paper Company after 40 years. He was an avid                  Baxter, his steadfastness, stewardship and sense of mission
woodworker, hunter and fisherman. He enjoyed fly tying, basket         have carried Baxter State Park safely and surely into the new
weaving and caning, traveling and cooking. Sal will be missed by       21st century. We wish Irvin "Buzz" Caverly many bright sunrises,
his longtime companion Charlene Taylor, his family and his many        fine fishing and happy trails that lead always heart-ward to
friends; (IN MEMORIAM) (HLS 1471)                                      Katahdin, "the Mountain of the People of Maine"; (HLS 1478)
    the Reverend Doctor Lance B. Almeida, of Millinocket,                  Merrill Bank, of Bangor, which was honored by the United
beloved husband of Alison. Father Lance was ordained on                States Small Business Administration as the agency's top lender
October 12, 1985 and received his doctor of ministry from Bangor       in Maine. Merrill Bank has distinguished itself by the quantity of
Theological Seminary in 1997. He was elected to the Standing           guaranteed, Small Business Administration-backed 7(a) loans
Committee of the Diocese of Maine and later served as its              that it has given to Maine businesses during the past year,
president. Father Lance was rector of St. Andrew's Episcopal           making it easier for small businesses to secure financing. During
Church for 154 years. He was a chaplain at Millinocket Regional        the 2005 fiscal year, Merrill Bank granted more 7(a) loans than
Hospital, a member of the hospital's Public Information                any other bank in Maine, it loaned more money through 7(a)
Committee, a member of the Drug and Alcohol Team at Stearns            loans than any other bank in Maine and gave more 7(a) loans to
High School and a member of the Katahdin Area Coalition. He            veterans than any other bank in Maine. In this specific program,
was a hospice volunteer, enjoyed being an AARP tax preparer            the bank has loaned more than $50 million in the past year,
and played golf, bridge and tennis. Father Lance will be missed        securing approximately 1,500 jobs in Penobscot County. We
by his family, friends and parishioners; (IN MEMORIAM) (HLS            commend Merrill Bank for its extraordinary efforts and we send
1472)                                                                  our best wishes for continued success; (HLS 1479)
    Verna Coady, of Greene, on the special occasion of her 100th           John George Bouchles, of Auburn, upon his retirement as
Birthday, October 26, 2005. Born on the River Road in Greene,          assistant principal of Lewiston High School. Beginning his work
her early education was completed at the Mountain School and           in 1979, Mr. Bouchles' career was both comprehensive and filled
she was a 1924 graduate of Monmouth Academy. Mrs. Coady                with a number of meritorious accomplishments. In 1997, he
and her late husband John began their family in Lewiston and           attended Harvard University to enhance his knowledge of
later moved to the Boothbay area, where they raised their 4            curriculum instruction and assessment. The Lewiston School
children, John, Bernard, Robert and Mary. In the late 1970s, she       Committee, faculty and staff have grasped the importance of
returned to Greene at the family homestead. She is known to all        student-focused learning because of the emphasis Mr. Bouchles
as an excellent cook and enjoys having her many family                 has placed on having teachers and coaches as mentors for
members to dinner. She has 12 grandchildren, 19 great-                 student learning, while encouraging more teacher leadership in
grandchildren, 7 great-great grandchildren and many nieces and         curriculum changes. Having chaired most of the New England
nephews. We extend our congratulations on the Centennial               Association of Secondary Schools and Colleges Accreditation
celebration of her life and we send her our best wishes; (HLS          Teams, Mr. Bouchles' skills and abilities were made evident by
1473)                                                                  their positive results. In addition, the school's National Honor
    Brian Giddinge, of Gray, a member of Boy Scout Troop No.           Society reaped great benefit from him, as his lasting contributions
86, who has attained the high rank and distinction of Eagle Scout.     gave students a strong role model from which to base their own
This is the highest award in Boy Scouting and is given for             hopes of success. We thank him for his many years of service to
excellence in skills development, leadership, personal growth and      the students of Lewiston High School and we extend our
community service. We send our congratulations to him on this          congratulations to him on his retirement; (HLS 1480)
accomplishment; (HLS 1474)                                                 Freeland and Sally Jones, of Veazie, for their contributions as
    Martin and Becky Lane, and Michael Lane, owners and                Troop Greeters in Bangor, Maine. Mr. Jones, a veteran of World
operators of Shady Lane Farm, of New Vineyard, on winning the          War II, and Mrs. Jones have attended to many members of the
Best Overall Dairy Cow for 2005 and the Grand Champion                 United States Armed Forces who have passed through the
Milking Shorthorn at the Fryeburg Fair with their cow, Shady           Bangor International Airport on their way to and from deployment
Lane Nicki. The Lane family has won awards at fairs throughout         and harm's way. We send Mr. and Mrs. Jones our appreciation
New England, the Midwest and Canada. They have also been               for their generous efforts to comfort the troops and we send them
chosen by Public Broadcasting Service to be part of a                  our best wishes; (HLS 1481)
documentary, "Standard of Perfection," about the life of a farm

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     Graves' Supermarket, of Presque Isle, on its being named           community service. We extend our congratulations to Sara on
2005 Grocer of the Year by the Maine Grocers Association at the         this accomplishment; (HLS 1491)
70th annual fall conference. Graves' Supermarket was founded                Miranda Donovan, of Masardis, a member of Girl Scout Troop
in 1935 in Mars Hill by William Graves and his 4 sons. It had one       No. 141, who has received the Girl Scout Silver Award. This is
store in Presque Isle, and after 1995 other stores opened outside       the highest award in Cadette Girl Scouting and is given for
of Aroostook County in Dover-Foxcroft, Bar Harbor, Camden and           excellence in skills development, leadership, personal growth and
Hampden. Today there are 376 associates employed by Graves'             community service. We extend our congratulations to Miranda
Supermarket, and estimated sales exceed $58 million. We                 on this accomplishment; (HLS 1492)
congratulate Graves' Supermarket and the dedicated employees                Britany Soucier, of Ashland, a member of Girl Scout Troop
on their being named Grocer of the Year; (HLS 1482)                     No. 141, who has received the Girl Scout Silver Award. This is
     Lona Bedard, of Norway, on the occasion of her 90th                the highest award in Cadette Girl Scouting and is given for
birthday, September 21, 2005. Mrs. Bedard and her husband,              excellence in skills development, leadership, personal growth and
Emile, raised 3 daughters. They have 9 grandchildren and 18             community service. We extend our congratulations to Britany on
great-grandchildren. She worked in the local shoe shops. Music          this accomplishment; (HLS 1493)
has always been a part of her life. She has played the accordion,           Shannon Bowring, of Ashland, a member of Girl Scout Troop
keyboard and piano. She stays active entertaining folks at              No. 141, who has received the Girl Scout Silver Award. This is
nursing homes with her musical talent.             We extend our        the highest award in Cadette Girl Scouting and is given for
congratulations and best wishes to her on this special occasion;        excellence in skills development, leadership, personal growth and
(HLS 1483)                                                              community service. We extend our congratulations to Shannon
     the Honorable Julie Ann O'Brien, of Augusta, on her                on this accomplishment; (HLS 1494)
retirement as Executive Director of the Children's Discovery                the Reverend Mr. Daniel J. Delargy, of St. Margaret's Church
Museum after nearly 25 years of dedicated service. Julie has            in Old Orchard Beach, on the occasion of his retirement as
given to her community in many ways. She served in the Maine            Deacon of the church. Affectionately known as "Deacon Dan,"
House of Representatives for 8 years and has worked tirelessly          he has faithfully served the parish with dedication. We extend
on behalf of children and those less fortunate. She and her             our congratulations to him and we send him our best wishes on
husband Mark have raised 5 children.               We extend our        his retirement; (HLS 1495)
appreciation to Julie for her commitment to the youth of the State          the Old Orchard Beach High School marching band and color
and wish her well in her future endeavors; (HLS 1484)                   guard, on their receiving a gold medal at the 22nd annual Maine
     Bob Hastings, of Rockport, Chief Executive Officer of the          Band Directors' Association marching band finals. High school
Rockland-Thomaston Area Chamber of Commerce and                         marching bands from 14 schools from Maine, New Hampshire
Rockland's Back Cove Yachts, on his being named Chamber                 and Massachusetts attended this event.            We extend our
Executive of the Year by the Maine State Chamber of                     congratulations to marching band director Mark Manduca and
Commerce. The award recognizes a local chamber executive's              assistant marching band director George Shaybo and all the
hard work and dedication, determined by a statement of                  members of the band and color guard on this remarkable
achievements detailing noteworthy efforts, such as economic             accomplishment, and we send them our best wishes on their
development initiatives, successful events and an improved              future endeavors; (HLS 1496)
bottom line.        Mr. Hastings' name was put forward for                  Donald K. Brawn, of Newport, retired Chief of the Newport
consideration by an impressive listing of peers from other area         Fire Department. Mr. Brawn worked for the Town of Newport
chambers of commerce. His work ethic, commitment, skill, vision         Highway Department, and at Dexter Shoe Company as a hand
and talent enabled projects such as the design and building of          sewer for several years. He was hired by Maine Water Company
the new Lighthouse Museum and Chamber of Commerce office.               in Newport and became the superintendent of the Newport Water
His achievements in the economic development of the region              District when it was purchased by the district, and retired in 1997
have set a new benchmark for future progress. We salute Mr.             after 20 years of service. He was a member of the Newport Fire
Hastings for the positive impact he has had on the commercial           Department for more than 30 years and served as the chief of the
development of the Rockland-Thomaston region and we send                department for 25 years, retiring as honorary chief.            We
him our best wishes on his receiving this honor; (HLS 1485)             acknowledge his dedicated service to his community and his
     Lieutenant Colonel Glenn Kapiloff, of Farmington, who has          State. He will be greatly missed and fondly remembered by his
returned home from active duty in Iraq with the United States           family and many friends; (IN MEMORIAM) (HLS 1497)
Army Reserve, 12th Battalion. Lieutenant Colonel Kapiloff is                Pastor James Flye and his wife Arlene, of the United Baptist
director of the Foster Regional Applied Technology Center and           Church of Island Falls, on the occasion of his retirement after 19
has been on active duty for the past year helping to train officers     years of dedicated service to the church and to the community.
of the Iraqi military. He e-mailed very interesting, well-written and   Pastor Jim, capably assisted by his wife, Arlene, has provided
personal articles to the Franklin Journal nearly every week to let      excellent spritual leadership for his congregation. They are
the people of Franklin County know about the conditions in Iraq,        leaving the Island Falls area and making a new home in Franklin
bringing the details of the conflict and culture home. We join          to be near their daughter and her family. They will be greatly
citizens throughout the State in welcoming him home and in              missed by their Island Falls congregation. We extend our
extending him our appreciation for his commitment to the United         congratulations to Pastor Jim and Arlene on his retirement and
States military; (HLS 1486)                                             we send them our best wishes; (HLS 1498)
     Matthew L. Stevens, of Albion, a member of Boy Scout Troop             Deborah Smith, of Weld, for her exemplary work for more
#446, who has attained the high rank and distinction of Eagle           than 23 years as a Volunteer on the Board of Directors for LEAP,
Scout, the highest award in Boy Scouting. This award is given in        Inc., an organization that supports and serves people with
recognition of excellence in skills development, leadership,            developmental disabilities and mental retardation. She has been
personal growth and community service.             We extend our        a constant presence in the organization in times of development,
congratulations and best wishes to Matthew on his                       growth and change. We send her our appreciation and best
accomplishment; (HLS 1487)                                              wishes; (HLS 1499)
     Leland and Evelyn McLaughlin Suitter, of Medway and                    Roslyn Kerr, of Farmington, for her exemplary work for more
Westbrook, on the renewal of their marriage vows on their 50th          than 22 years as a Volunteer on the Board of Directors for LEAP,
Wedding Anniversary, August 4, 2005.               We extend our        Inc., an organization that supports and serves people with
congratulations and best wishes to them on this Golden                  developmental disabilities and mental retardation. She has been
Anniversary; (HLS 1488)                                                 a constant presence in the organization in times of development,
     Lewellyn and Bernadette Morneault, of Fort Kent, on the            growth and change. We send her our appreciation and best
occasion of their 50th Wedding Anniversary, November 8, 2005.           wishes; (HLS 1500)
We extend our congratulations and best wishes to them on this               Marjorie Taylor, of Farmington, for her exemplary work for
special occasion; (HLS 1489)                                            over 22 years as a devoted member of the staff of LEAP, Inc., an
     Dakotta Flint, of Ashland, a member of Girl Scout Troop No.        organization that supports and serves people with developmental
141, who has received the Girl Silver Scout Award. This is the          disabilities and mental retardation. She has worked a wide
highest award in Cadette Girl Scouting and is given for                 variety of positions within the organization and has provided
excellence in skills development, leadership, personal growth and       outstanding service. We send her our appreciation and best
community service. We extend our congratulations to Dakotta on          wishes; (HLS 1501)
this accomplishment; (HLS 1490)                                             Kathleen Cordes, of Strong, for her exemplary work for over
     Sara Morton, of Ashland, a member of Girl Scout Troop No.          23 years as a leading member of the staff and manager for
141, who has received the Girl Scout Silver Award. This is the          LEAP, Inc., an organization that supports and serves people with
highest award in Cadette Girl Scouting and is given for                 developmental disabilities and mental retardation. She has been
excellence in skills development, leadership, personal growth and       instrumental in the development and growth of virtually every


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                                                December 1, 2004 to December 5, 2006

service LEAP, Inc., provides. We send her our appreciation and          Beth Bartley, Ariel Cantara, Kahla Lander, Darla Larsen, Martha
best wishes; (HLS 1502)                                                 Richardson, Hannah Breton, Tasha Elsemore, Olivia Walden,
     LEAP, Inc., of Farmington, on the 25th Anniversary of its          Brittany Boucher, Lauren Fling, Alisha Gilbert, Rebecca Martel,
helping people with developmental disabilities in Farmington,           Addie Pelletier and Kaitlin Harmon and Coach Dan Menard. We
Wilton, Chesterville, Strong, New Vineyard, Jay, Rumford, Turner        extend our congratulations to them on this accomplishment and
and Minot. LEAP, Inc., which stands for Life Enrichment                 we wish them continued success in the years to come; (HLS
Advancing People, formerly the Western Maine Association for            1510)
Retarded People, is a nonprofit organization devoted to                      Deanna Rix, of South Berwick, upon being named the 2005
supporting people with developmental disabilities and mental            ASICS Girls Wrestler of the Year. With nearly 14 years of
retardation to be actively involved in their communities. We            wrestling experience, Ms. Rix pioneered high school wrestling for
extend our congratulations to this organization and we send our         girls in Maine. Known as a defensive wrestler competing against
appreciation for the valuable work it does for the people of the        males, Ms. Rix achieved many milestones during her career at
State of Maine; (HLS 1503)                                              Marshwood High School. During her final season of high school
     Aaron Wiggin, of Jay, a member of Boy Scout Troop #199,            wrestling, she celebrated 100 wins. Ms. Rix became the first
who has earned the high rank and distinction of Eagle Scout, the        female interscholastic wrestler in the State to achieve this record.
highest award in Boy Scouting.            This award is given in        She went on to place second at the Maine State High School
recognition of excellence in skills development, leadership,            Championships as a senior, competing against boys. She
personal growth and community service.               We extend our      attained the highest placement ever for a girl competing in a boys
congratulations and best wishes to Aaron on his accomplishment;         state high school meet. Her career accomplishments continued
(HLS 1504)                                                              as she won a third ASICS/Vaughan Women's Junior National
     Robert D. O'Donnell, formerly of Van Buren and now living in       Championship and was named Outstanding Wrestler in that
New Jersey, for his immense generosity and kindness in                  tournament in Fargo, North Dakota. She also was named
contributing the largest gift ever received by Husson College in        TheMat.com Wrestler of the Week in July, 2005.                  We
Bangor. Born and raised in Van Buren, Mr. O'Donnell obtained            acknowledge Ms. Rix's distinguished wrestling career and we
his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Husson College              send her our congratulations on her accomplishments. We
and served as Husson College's director of financial aid and then       extend our best wishes to her on her continued success as a
as chief financial officer of Bangor Theological Seminary before        member of the USOEC Women's Wrestling University Resident
beginning his career in banking. Over the years, he has donated         program at Northern Michigan University; (HLS 1511)
large gifts to Husson College and has served on its Board of                 the memory of the late Joseph C. Fogarty, of New Vineyard,
Trustees and the Executive Committee of the board. He was               of Franklin Machine, who was posthumously inducted into the
honored as the commencement speaker in 2005. The new                    Maine Metal Products Association Hall of Fame. He was among
Robert D. O'Donnell Commons is the largest construction project         the first group of inductees into the Hall of Fame to be honored
at the college since the campus was built in the 1960s. It is           for their dedication and commitment to the Maine metal products
home to the School of Health, the School of Education and the           industry; (HLS 1512)
Student Service Center. It will serve as a meeting place for                 Paul Snowman, of East Millinocket, who will be sadly missed
students and the Husson College community, and is considered            and fondly remembered by his loving family and many friends;
the portal to the academic and student world of the college. We         (IN MEMORIAM) (HLS 1513)
acknowledge Mr. O'Donnell's generous contribution to education               Ashley Austin, of Brewer, a member of Abnaki Girl Scout
in the State of Maine and we send him our appreciation and best         Council Troop #432, who has attained the high honor of the Girl
wishes for his extraordinary gift to his alma mater; (HLS 1505)         Scout Gold Award, the highest award in Senior Girl Scouting,
     the Old Orchard Beach Police Department, which is the              given in recognition of excellence in skills development,
recipient of the Trojanowicz Award for its commitment to                leadership, personal growth and community service. We send
excellence in community policing and partnership development in         Ashley our congratulations and best wishes on this achievement;
Old Orchard Beach. We extend our congratulations to the                 (HLS 1514)
dedicated members of the Old Orchard Beach Police Department                 Sarah Hodgins, of Brewer, a member of Abnaki Girl Scout
on its receiving this prestigious award and thank them for their        Council Troop #432, who has attained the high honor of the Girl
exemplary work; (HLS 1506)                                              Scout Gold Award, the highest award in Senior Girl Scouting,
     the Lewiston Public Library on its Grand Opening of the            given in recognition of excellence in skills development,
Marsden Hartley Cultural Center. The Hartley Center, named              leadership, personal growth and community service. We send
after the world-famous artist and Lewiston native, will serve           Sarah our congratulations and best wishes on this achievement;
Lewiston well in providing a public common area to bring the            (HLS 1515)
citizens of that great city together. It will also allow the Lewiston        Sarah Taylor, of Eddington, a member of Abnaki Girl Scout
Public Library to advance to the next level of service, connecting      Council Troop #432, who has attained the high honor of the Girl
books, technology, history, the arts and the community in many          Scout Gold Award, the highest award in Senior Girl Scouting,
exciting and innovative ways. We join the citizens of the State of      given in recognition of excellence in skills development,
Maine in congratulating the library staff, the Board of Library         leadership, personal growth and community service. We send
Trustees, the Friends of the Lewiston Public Library and the City       Sarah our congratulations and best wishes on this achievement;
of Lewiston on the Grand Opening of the Marsden Hartley                 (HLS 1516)
Cultural Center and on this exemplary accomplishment; (HLS                   Andrew Legassie, of Presque Isle, who has been named an
1507)                                                                   All-American Scholar At-Large Award Winner by the United
     Peter Thomas Christensen, of Bangor, a member of Boy               States Achievement Academy. This honor is based on a
Scout Troop #8, who has earned the high rank and distinction of         student's grade point average, student achievements and a well-
Eagle Scout, the highest award in Boy Scouting. This award is           balanced schedule of academics and extracurricular activities.
given in recognition of excellence in skills development,               We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Andrew on his
leadership, personal growth and community service. We extend            receiving this award; (HLS 1517)
our congratulations and best wishes to Peter on his                          the following members of the Rockland Rotary Club, who, in
accomplishment; (HLS 1508)                                              association with Rotary International and Habitat for Humanity,
     the following members of the Central High School Girls Field       went to Sri Lanka and helped build homes in that nation, which
Hockey Team, upon their winning the 2005 Class C State                  was badly damaged by the recent tsunami: Pat Hembrough,
Championship: players Chantel Randall, Caitlin Elliott, Hilary          Laura Zylstra, Carolee Geel, Charles Jones, Steven Pearl,
Haney, Traci Underhill, Rachel Trafton, Beth Dauphinee,                 Patrick Provost, Heidi Vanorse, Michael McNeil, Blaine Curtis,
Courtney Hersey, Brooke Washburn, MacKenzie Davis, Aliza                Rebecca Gamage and Camden Rotary Club member Stephanie
Underhill, Whitney Tilton, Allie Hafford, Cristy Gray, Kristi Rouse,    Goodman. We commend the good members of the Rotary for
Nicole Grindle, Lindsey Blackwell, Whitney Lord, Maddie                 their exemplary dedication to helping others and we send them
Dunakin, Justine Portmann, Molly Underhill and Kara Voisine;            our best wishes; (HLS 1518)
Head Coach Diane Rollins; Assistant Coach Durice Washburn;                   Victoria Duprey Laferriere, of Eagle Lake, on the occasion of
Manager Jamy Harvey; and Athletic Director Harold Williams.             her 104th Birthday, December 18, 2005. Born in Sheridan, she
The Central Red Devils last won a state title in 1983, and the          was the oldest of 21 children. She married Adelard Laferriere 86
MSAD #64 school made its first appearance in the State                  years ago and together they raised 11 children. She has 26
Championships since 1984. We extend our congratulations to              grandchildren, 49 great-grandchildren and 12 great-great-
the team on its winning the State Championship and we send              grandchildren. After Mr. Laferriere passed away, Mrs. Laferriere
them our best wishes for successful years to come; (HLS 1509)           moved to Connecticut to work, and upon retiring moved to Florida
     the following members of the Greenville High School Girls          where she lived for several years. She moved back to Eagle
Varsity Soccer Team, upon their winning the 2005 Class D                Lake in the 1990s. We extend our congratulations to her on her
Western Division Championship: players Danielle Anderson,               104th birthday and we send her our best wishes; (HLS 1519)

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     Cecil Hafford, Sr., of Fort Kent, a veteran of the Korean War    dedication of Coach Ed Ortego and his coaching staff, the
who served 2 tours of duty. He was a lifetime member of the           leadership of the senior members of the team and the hard work
VFW Post of Fort Kent and the American Legion and was an avid         of all the team members. We send the members of the Brewer
hunter and fisherman. He worked as a park ranger on the               Witches our congratulations and best wishes on this
Allagash Waterway for several years and worked most of his life       achievement; (HLS 1529)
as a logger. He will be greatly missed and lovingly remembered             Willard E. "Bill" Brannen, of Dyer Brook and East Millinocket,
by his wife of 51 years, Jonah, his family and his many friends;      a longtime law enforcement officer. Mr. Brannen began his law
(IN MEMORIAM) (HLS 1520)                                              enforcement work in Island Falls, after working for the Bangor &
     Esther Pettengill, of Gorham, on the occasion of her 91st        Aroostook Railroad. He became Chief of Police for the Town of
birthday. Ms. Pettengill lived in Island Falls for most of her life   Medway and then accepted a position with the East Millinocket
and retired after many years as a bookkeeper for the Milliken         Police Department, where he would honorably serve his
Memorial Hospital. We extend our congratulations and best             community for 28 years, retiring in 2002. He was a member of
wishes to Ms. Pettengill on this special occasion; (HLS 1521)         the Masonic Lodge and the AARP and was a well-known hunter,
     Thomas B. Esson, of Wells, a member of Boy Scout Troop           fisherman and rifle marksman. He will be greatly missed by his
No. 356, who has attained the high rank and distinction of Eagle      loving family and his many friends; (IN MEMORIAM) (HLS 1530)
Scout. This is the highest award in Boy Scouting and is given for          Joan J. Cyr, of Millinocket, a longtime and dedicated member
excellence in skills development, leadership, personal growth and     of the Stearns High School Athletic Boosters Club. After she was
community service. We extend our congratulations to Thomas            elected president of the Boosters, her term of office was for her
on this accomplishment; (HLS 1522)                                    lifetime. Mrs. Cyr was instrumental in getting scholarships for
     the following members of the Scarborough High School Boys        athletes and helped raise thousands of dollars. As a tribute to
Cross-country Team, winners of the 2005 State Class A Cross-          her years of service to the school and its athletes, one of the
country Championship: Chris Harmon, Taylor Burns, Travis              concession stands at the high school has been dedicated to her.
Griffin, Ethan McElwain, Kyle Neelon, Ben Talbot, Ben Violette,       She will be greatly missed and fondly remembered by her loving
Eddie Manning, Scott Duncan, Tyler Nelson, Rob Fritz, Kevin           family and many friends; (IN MEMORIAM) (HLS 1531)
Ledue, Brecht Moulin, Henry Prosack, Sam Andrews, Sam Chick,               Sherry Elaine (Thurlow) Clay, of Lincoln. A graduate of
Craig Robinson, Jay Vachon and Coach Jim Harmon. Placing 4            Penobscot Valley High School, she then married Hervey Clay
runners in the top 10 and 5 in the top 25, the Red Storm secured      and was a stay-at-home mother for nearly 2 decades. Mrs. Clay
the low score of 48 points. Under the stewardship of Coach Jim        then went to work at the Clay Funeral Home where she served as
Harmon, the team valiantly overcame stiff pressure from the           treasurer and office manager. She had been a Girl Scout leader,
championship expectations placed upon them and reached their          a member and secretary/treasurer of the South Lincoln
objective. We extend our congratulations to this group of skilled     Community Progress Club and a member of the First Bible
athletes and wish them well in their future endeavors; (HLS 1523)     Baptist Church of Lincoln. She will be greatly missed by her
     the following members of the Scarborough High School Boys        husband, her parents, her 4 children and other family members
Soccer Team, winners of the 2005 State Class A Soccer                 and numerous friends; (IN MEMORIAM) (HLS 1532)
Campionship: players Mike Keenan, Taylor Sabo, Kevin Penley,               Gene P. Ciarrochchi, Sr., a lifelong resident of East
Chad Decker, Pierre Soubrier, Derek Poulin, Mike Hathaway,            Millinocket, and a United States Air Force veteran of World War
Brent Mayo, Jason Philbrick, Tyler Tait, Micah Abrams, Joe            II. He attended local schools and was a graduate of Aroostook
Kennedy, Chris Kipp, Nick Broadhurst, Brian Van Dam, Tyler            State Normal School and the University of Maine. He served with
Carr, Chris Tyson, Dana Bennett, Brian Mills, Jeff Soules, Brian      the 8th Air Force in England and participated in 34 bomber
York, Cody Powers, Phil Lambert, Eddie Jones, Drew Kirstein,          missions as a 1st Lieutenant, a bombardier engaged in air
Nate Gove, Craig Slavin and Adam Blanchard; Coach Mark Diaz;          offensives over Northern France, Normandy and Germany. He
Assistant Coach David Wakem; Athletic Trainer Neil Carroll; and       was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Air Medal with 4
Managers Calvin Do and Andrew Beety. After 110 scoreless              Oak Leaf Clusters and the EAME Theater Service Medal with 4
minutes, the Red Storm secured their first Class A state              Bronze Stars. He will be greatly missed by his loving wife
championship since 1976 by a score of 1-0.               Under the    Hildred, his family and his many friends; (IN MEMORIAM) (HLS
stewardship of Coach Mark Diaz, the team finished a long, hard-       1533)
fought season with a superb record of 16-1-1. We extend our                Isabelle "Billie" Lane, of Millinocket. Mrs. Lane worked for
congratulations to this group of skilled athletes and wish them       many years at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church as a Sunday
well in their future endeavors; (HLS 1524)                            School Superintendent, a member of the Altar Guild, a member
     Dr. Conner Moore, of Saco, who is the recipient of the           of the women's guild and a member of the choir. She was also
Community Partner Award, a Pendelton Award given by                   president of the Maine Episcopal Church Women. She will be
Sweetser. Dr. Moore is a pediatrician who has devoted more            greatly missed and fondly remembered by her loving husband
than 36 years to caring for children in southern Maine. Dr. Moore     Alton, her family and her friends; (IN MEMORIAM) (HLS 1534)
runs a medical clinic at the Sweetser school in Saco and works             Don and Wanita Cyr, of Millinocket, on the occasion of their
as the physician for the Biddeford School System and Thornton         50th Wedding Anniversary, November 26, 2005. We extend our
Academy. In 2004 he received the Southern Maine Medical               congratulations and best wishes to them on this Golden
Center Caregiver of the Year Award. He lobbied for an expanded        Anniversary; (HLS 1535)
pediatric unit at SMMC, which will be fully operational by                 Sara Lammert, of Glenburn, a student at John Bapst
December. We extend our appreciation to Dr. Moore for his             Memorial High School, who has earned the AP Scholar with
commitment to the youth of the State and congratulate him on his      Honor Award from the College Board in recognition of her
receiving this award; (HLS 1525)                                      exceptional achievement on the college-level Advanced
     Robert W. Spear, of Nobleboro, for his service to the State as   Placement Program Exams. We extend our congratulations to
Commissioner of Agriculture, Food and Rural Resources.                her on this accomplishment and we wish her success with her
Commissioner Spear oversaw the development of innovative              future studies; (HLS 1536)
programs such as Senior Farm Share, Farms for the Future and               Michelle Yang, of Glenburn, a student at John Bapst
the dairy stabilization program. Another undertaking by the           Memorial High School, who has earned the AP Scholar with
Commissioner was a successful trade mission to Cuba, which            Honor Award from the College Board in recognition of her
was instrumental in marketing Maine products. Commissioner            exceptional achievement on the college-level Advanced
Spear also served his community in the Maine House of                 Placement Program Exams. We extend our congratulations to
Representatives from 1990 to 1998.             His leadership and     her on this accomplishment and we wish her success with her
expertise will be sorely missed. We extend our appreciation to        future studies; (HLS 1537)
Commissioner Spear for a job well done and acknowledge his                 Melinda Jipson, of Passadumkeag, who has received the Girl
many contributions in sustaining and promoting Maine's                Scout Silver Award. This award is the highest award given in
agriculture industry; (HLS 1526)                                      Cadette Girl Scouting and it recognizes excellence in skill
     Randy Bouchard, 16, of Millinocket, who will be greatly          development, leadership, personal growth and community
missed and fondly remembered by his loving family and friends;        service. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to
(IN MEMORIAM) (HLS 1527)                                              Melinda on her accomplishment; (HLS 1538)
     Matthew D. Ward, of Winslow, who has earned the high rank             Edmund and Ruth Hadlock, of Parsonsfield, on the occasion
and distinction of Eagle Scout, the highest award in Boy              of their 67th Wedding Anniversary. We extend to them our
Scouting. This award is given in recognition of excellence in         congratulations on this remarkable milestone event and we send
skills development, leadership, personal growth and community         our best wishes for continued happiness; (HLS 1539)
service. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to                  the Honorable Susan M. Collins, of Bangor, who has
Matthew on his accomplishment; (HLS 1528)                             established a new record in the United States Senate for
     the Brewer High School Football Team, upon its winning the       consecutive roll call votes. The record was previously held by
2005 Class B State Championship. We acknowledge the                   her mentor, the Honorable Margaret Chase Smith. Recently

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casting her 2,942nd vote since being sworn into office in 1997,            Weston L. Bonney, of Portland, who is retiring from the Maine
Senator Collins has established a fine reputation of having never     Board of Education after serving for more than 10 years. Mr.
missed a roll call vote. Senator Collins ran her first campaign for   Bonney has dedicated his life to serving Maine and the United
public office in 1994 and became the first woman in Maine history     States, from his service in the Navy in World War II to his
to receive a major party nomination for governor. In 1996 she         steadfast dedication to and passion for providing quality
won a contested Republican primary and a 4-way general                education to Maine students.            In 2004, he received the
election for her Senate seat. Currently, Senator Collins is the       prestigious Mays Medal from Bates College, where he had
Chair of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs               served as President of the Class of 1950. His unrivaled
Committee and serves on the Armed Services Committee and              dedication to advancing education, arts and commerce has
the Special Committee on Aging. Senator Collins is also               provided innumerable benefits to the State, and the legacy he
recognized as the first freshman Senator to ever lead the             leaves through his work will continue to serve the State for many
Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations. We congratulate             years to come. We extend our appreciation to Mr. Bonney for his
her on her impeccable voting record and we send her our               commitment to the youth of the State and wish him the best of
appreciation for her dedication to serving her constituency and       luck in his future endeavors; (HLS 1547)
the Nation; (HLS 1540)                                                     the members of the Westbrook High School Interact Club who
     the Honorable Richard Noyes Simoneau, of Thomaston,              participated in "Operation Keep Maine Warm," the winter
former Member of the Maine House of Representatives during            weatherization program initiated by Governor Baldacci. The
the 116th and 117th Legislatures. Born in Saco in 1936, Mr.           members who participated are Devon Gilbert, Chris Dyer, Katrina
Simoneau graduated from Thornton Academy in 1953. He                  Ramos, Zach Jobin, Meghan Quigley, Tyler Pease, Aaron
enlisted in the United States Army and became a proud member          Tanquay, Jenni Blais, Mike Foley and Nice Kunsamatikit. We
of the 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. During      extend our appreciation to these students for their commitment to
his service, he met his first wife of 29 years, Mary Gerus            their State; (HLS 1548)
Simoneau, and together they raised a son and a daughter. His               Mason Barker, of Wilton, quarterback for the Mt. Blue
ambition and strong work ethic prompted him to pursue his             Cougars, who has been named the Waterville Morning Sentinel's
bachelor's degree in accounting, later becoming acting district       Football Player of the Year. Mason's 2,154 career passing yards
director for the Internal Revenue Service in Augusta. Following       places him 5th all-time on Mt. Blue's list of impressive
his achievement of becoming a certified public accountant, Mr.        quarterbacks and his 172 career completions is 4th all-time
Simoneau started his own accounting firm, which grew to               among Cougar quarterbacks. He started his football career as a
become Simoneau, Norton, Masters & Alex, P.A. He mentored             running back in the 7th grade. He hopes to play football in
many future accountants through his firm. Civic participation was     college. Mason was a member of the Wilton Yankees. We
another area of interest to which he was committed, and as a          extend our congratulations to Mason on his accomplishments;
Little League Coach, a Boy Scout Leader and a school board            (HLS 1549)
member, he gave so much back to his community. In 2001, Mr.                The Kennebec Company, of Bath, on its being chosen for the
Simoneau married Jo-Ann Schultz, with whom he shared a great          October issue of This Old House, the magazine affiliated with the
love for travel and exploring new places. Twice elected to the        award-winning show of the same name, as "one of the best
Maine State Legislature, he was instrumental in the passage of        building pros" in the country. The Kennebec Company joins an
the Business Equipment Tax Reimbursement program. A dear              elite group of artisans recommended by the staff of the television
friend to many, he was a person who quietly performed acts of         show and was recognized for its "period-inspired" cabinetry work.
kindness for others that went completely unnoticed except by          The company specializes in building kitchens for older houses
those upon whom the kindnesses were bestowed. He will be              undergoing restoration. Founded in 1974 by Dave Leonard, who
greatly missed by his loving family, his colleagues and his many      is now semi-retired, and co-owned by Jeffrey Peavey, the
friends; (IN MEMORIAM) (HLS 1541)                                     company has more than 40 employees, including 28
     Laila Sarah Dylan Sholtz-Ames, of Corinth, a home-schooled       cabinetmakers and 12 designers. We extend our congratulations
student in the 12th grade who has written a book of poetry about      to The Kennebec Company on its receiving this extraordinary
September 11, 2001. Ms. Sholtz-Ames is also a part-time               honor and we send them our best wishes for future success;
student at University College in Bangor. She is a Girl Scout and      (HLS 1550)
volunteers with 4-H working with young children and the elderly.           St. Athanasius and St. John Roman Catholic Church, in
She also hikes, swims and likes to read and cook. She is              Rumford, on the occasion of its 100th Anniversary. The church is
working toward earning the Girl Scout Gold Award. We extend           involved with the River Valley Healthy Communities Coalition,
our congratulations to Ms. Sholtz-Ames on all of her                  which is a group of citizens working together on local issues that
accomplishments and wish her well in her future endeavors;            affect the health and quality of life in the area. It also has a youth
(HLS 1542)                                                            ministry for children of all ages. We extend our appreciation to
     the following members of the Hermon Middle School Girls          the St. Athanasius and St. John Roman Catholic Church for its
Soccer Team, winners of the Penobscot Valley Middle League            dedication to the citizens of the State and congratulate the church
Championship: players Brianna Savoy, Elizabeth Johnston,              as it celebrates its anniversary; (HLS 1551)
Christina Ingalls, Nicole Turmel, Casey Frederick, Alexa Small,            Anna Shaw, a lifelong resident of Mars Hill, on the occasion
Marissa Kelley, Alex Lynds, Kasey Fratini, Ashley Thayer,             of her 95th Birthday, December 31, 2005. Ms. Shaw is a retired
Mackenzie Reynolds, Lyndsey Allen, McKayla Bates, Carie               teacher and continues to be active and plays the piano at church.
Lopez, Trish Levasseur and Katie Mason; captains Amber Estes          We send her our best wishes on this special celebration of her
and Danielle Ross; assistant captains Megan Brunette and              life; (HLS 1552)
Melissa Cliff; Coach Christopher Whitney; and managers Justin              Andrew York, of Mars Hill, a senior at Central Aroostook High
Holbrook, Gregory Corey and Cody Phair. We extend our                 School in Mars Hill, on the special occasion of his having scored
congratulations to this group of skilled athletes and wish them       his 1,000th point in basketball. He is a 4-year basketball veteran
well in their future endeavors; (HLS 1543)                            and an excellent athlete.           We congratulate him on his
     the Foxcroft Academy Ponies football team, in Dover-             achievement and we send him our best wishes on his future
Foxcroft, on its winning the 2005 Class C Eastern Division            endeavors; (HLS 1553)
Championship. The team has won 9 out of the last 12 Eastern                Alden Robins and Mary Elizabeth Mendler, of Fryeburg, on
Division Championships and played at 5 out of the last 10 State       the occasion of their 60th Wedding Anniversary. The couple was
Championships, winning 2 of those.              We extend our         married in Syracuse, New York on December 29, 1945,
congratulations to the team and to the school on these major          approximately a month after Alden returned from Europe, where
accomplishments; (HLS 1544)                                           he served in the Army and Air Force in England and France
     Paul Withee, of Dover-Foxcroft, the coach of the Foxcroft        during World War II. They are the proud parents of 2 daughters,
Ponies, the football team of Foxcroft Academy, on his successful      Roberta and Sarah, and have been blessed with 6 grandchildren
15 years of coaching. Mr. Withee began coaching in 1990 and           and 2 great-grandchildren. Alden worked as a blockman for Allis
has been named Coach of the Year by the Little 10 Conference 6        Chalmers in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont. In the early
times. He has a record of 122 wins and only 49 losses. We             1960s he entered the banking profession and retired in 1976 as
congratulate Coach Withee on his dedication to the school, the        Chief Trust Officer at the First National Bank of Rochester, New
students and to the sport, and we send him our best wishes for        Hampshire. Mary was a Home Economics teacher in New York
future success; (HLS 1545)                                            high schools and at Syracuse University. She also taught piano
     Erica Boulay, of Wells, who has received the Girl Scout Gold     lessons from home for many years. Mr. and Mrs. Mendler have
Award. This is the highest award in Senior Girl Scouting and is       enjoyed camping, traveling, tennis, family visits and local politics.
given for excellence in skills development, leadership, personal      Both have entertained as accomplished musicians, with Mary on
growth and community service. We send our congratulations to          the piano and Alden on the clarinet and saxophone, which he
Erica on this accomplishment; (HLS 1546)                              also played in clubs and the USO during the war. We extend to


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them our congratulations on this tremendous milestone and send       in May. We extend our congratulations to the team members for
our best wishes for continued happiness; (HLS 1554)                  their truly commendable accomplishment and wish them the best
     Levi Sewall, of Hermon, for his being named the "Undisputed,    of luck as they travel to Oklahoma to represent Maine in the
Undefeated Northern Maine Junior Welterweight Amateur Boxing         National Mock Trial Competition; (HLS 1562)
Champion." He earned this title after establishing a sanctioned           Dick Cote, of Fryeburg, on his retirement as Fryeburg
boxing record in Maine of 4 wins and no losses. He has also          Recreation Director. Mr. Cote has served the town in this
volunteered at the Bangor Police Athletic League facility where      capacity for 18 years. In June 1987, he became the town's first
he has worked with numerous young boxers, assisting them with        Recreation Director. When he began as director, numerous bean
their skills. We commend Levi for his dedication to the sport of     and spaghetti suppers were needed to help raise funds to
boxing and wish him future success; (HLS 1555)                       purchase equipment. Today, nearly 50 programs a year are
     Millicent Mann, of Mexico, on the occasion of her 90th          available for Fryeburg residents of all ages. The "Field of
birthday, December 16, 2005. Mrs. Mann has been a member of          Dreams" became a reality in October of 2001 due in part to Mr.
the Cancer Society for 30 years and a charter member of the          Cote, and the 20-acre parcel is truly a community complex with
Mexico Women's Club and has served many years on the Mexico          something for everyone. We extend our appreciation to Mr. Cote
Planning Board and in the Mexico Historical Society. She and         for his dedication to the town and citizens of Fryeburg and wish
her husband were instrumental in developing the Mexico               him well in his retirement; (HLS 1563)
Memorial Green. She plants flowers at the memorial each spring            Nancy Boucher, of Fryeburg, who has been named Maine's
and tends to them through the summer. We extend our                  School Nurse of the Year. Ms. Boucher has been the nurse for 5
appreciation to Mrs. Mann for her dedicated commitment to the        schools in SAD 72 for the last 10 years, serving students in
Town of Mexico and the people of River Valley and send best          kindergarten through 8th grade. Ms. Boucher is the chair for the
wishes to her on this special occasion; (HLS 1556)                   Health Curriculum, president of the Advisory Board for the
     Lance Corporal Derek Cotton, of Hollis, who has returned        Healthy Maine Partnership grant and president of the PVEA. She
from active duty with B Company Battalion stationed in Fallujah,     is secretary for the Health and Wellness Team and a member of
Iraq. We join citizens throughout the State in welcoming Lance       the Safety Committee, Crisis Team, Curriculum Council and
Corporal Cotton home to America and in extending our                 School Health Advisory Council. We extend our appreciation to
appreciation to him for his commitment to the United States          Ms. Boucher for her time and dedication to her students and wish
military; (HLS 1557)                                                 her continued success in her career; (HLS 1564)
     Eric Spaulding, of Lewiston, a member of Outpost #16, who is         Fire Chief Lawrence "Gus" Gillis, of Baileyville, on his
the recipient of the Royal Rangers Silver Medal of Achievement       retirement as fire chief after more than 50 years of dedicated
Award, which is the second-highest award in the program. The         service with the Baileyville Fire Department. Mr. Gillis joined the
Royal Rangers is a Christian ministry for boys. Its teachings        fire department in 1952 and was named chief in 1988. His many
emphasize local church and community involvement along with          years of community service are to be commended and we thank
bible study, nature-related activities and physical skills through   him for his dedication to the citizens of the State. We extend our
age-specific activities and recreation that encourage self-esteem    best wishes to him in his future endeavors; (HLS 1565)
building.     This award recognizes years of dedication and               Emily W. Zimmerman, of Roque Bluffs, a member of Girl
commitment. We extend our congratulations to Eric on his             Scout Troop 523, who has received the Girl Scout Gold Award,
receiving this award and wish him continued success within his       the highest award in Senior Girl Scouting. The Gold Award is the
church and community; (HLS 1558)                                     culmination of all the work a scout puts into a project and is given
     Raymond Webb, of Prospect, a United States Navy veteran         for excellence in skills development, leadership, personal growth
of World War II. He was a longtime member of the American            and community service. We extend our congratulations to Emily
Legion Jerry Dobbins Post No. 157 of Searsport. Mr. Webb was         on this accomplishment; (HLS 1566)
a master mechanic and worked in his brother's garage, ran                 Tyler A. Wax, of Oxford, who has attained the high rank and
Webb's Filling Station and Garage in Sandy Point for several         distinction of Eagle Scout, the highest award in Boy Scouting,
years, worked for Bean and Conquest in Bangor as a truck             which recognizes excellence in skills development, leadership,
mechanic and worked for Dutch Chevrolet in Belfast for 30 years,     personal growth and community service. Achieving this rank
becoming known as "The Chevy Man of Waldo County." He was            takes years of dedication and commitment and is a
very active in his community and was a charter member of the         commendable accomplishment. Tyler began his journey by
Prospect Historical Society. He will be greatly missed by his wife   joining the Tiger Cubs in Chesapeake, Virginia. His family later
of 56 years, Lurline, his family and his many friends; (IN           moved to Connecticut, where he continued with the Cub Scout
MEMORIAM) (HLS 1559)                                                 and Boy Scout programs. The family now resides in Oxford, and
     Colonel Brent Boyles, commander of the 52nd Troop               Tyler has remained committed to completing the Boy Scout
Command, on his confirmation by the United States Senate as          program. Receiving this award is a significant honor and we
the next assistant adjutant general of the Maine Army National       recognize that this young man has overcome the challenges of
Guard. A native of Mapleton, Colonel Boyles has been in the          several relocations to earn this rank. We extend our best wishes
military for 26 years and is a graduate of the United States         to Tyler for continued success within the community and for the
Military Academy at West Point. He will take over the position       future; (HLS 1567)
next spring and will be promoted to Brigadier General. We                 the United States Naval Sea Cadet Corps, CG Group
acknowledge Colonel Boyles's dedicated service to the military,      Portland Division, on the occasion of its 5th Annual Inspection at
the State of Maine and the Nation, and we congratulate him on        the VFW Post on Perry Terrace in South Portland. The division
this well-deserved promotion and send him our best wishes;           was formed in 2000 and started with 6 cadets. Now there are 32
(HLS 1560)                                                           cadets, whose mission is to realize personal success and
     Elizabeth J. Betty O'Brion, of Portland, longtime resident of   achievement through a nautically oriented training program for
Portland. Mrs. O'Brion was born on Cliff Island and graduated        boys and girls from 11 to 18 years of age. This division is the
from Portland High School. She worked for New England                largest in the State of Maine. We extend our congratulations and
Telephone Company for 43 years. She was a life member of the         best wishes to the group on its 5th anniversary; (HLS 1568)
Italian Heritage Center and a member of the New England                   the Industrial Union of Marine and Shipbuilding Workers of
Telephone Pioneers. She will be greatly missed and fondly            America (IUMSWA) Local 6, of Bath, on the special occasion of
remembered by her loving family and many friends; (IN                its 50th Anniversary of representing shipyard workers. It is fitting,
MEMORIAM) (HLS 1561)                                                 with Maine's seafaring and shipbuilding heritage, that we
     the following members of the Hampden Academy Mock Trial         celebrate the anniversary of the founding of the union that
Team, who have defended their title and won the 2005 Maine           supports the shipyard workers of this State. We send our
State High School Mock Trial Competition: Jarrod M. Bouchard,        congratulations to the union members on this anniversary; (HLS
Paige A. Clifton, Jacob D. Cravens, Logan D. Deane, Sam D.           1569)
Dow, Jessica L. Hackett, Jason D. Hamilton, Peter J. Herrick, Jr.,        Cecile Collin Dufour, of Madawaska, on the occasion of her
Sophie Kelmenson, Kristina J. King, Rachel Lawler, Tim Leong,        100th Birthday, January 6, 2006. Born in Ste. Agathe, she is the
Tao Mason, Kaylie O. Reese, Savannah Sargent, Lauren N.              daughter of potato grower Magloire Collin and teacher Caroline
Sturdivant, Lauren E. Swalec, Stefanie Veneziano and Samuel C.       Dionne. She married Patrick Dufour, an employee of Fraser
Wood; faculty advisor Kathryn King; and legal coaches William B.     Papers, at Ste. Luce Church in Frenchville in 1929. After moving
Devoe, Esq., and James McCarthy, Esq. The team once again            to Madawaska, they raised 5 children on Acadia Street: Gerald,
displayed a superior understanding of courtroom procedures.          Patsy, Robert, Roger and Carol. They had 11 grandchildren, 15
The mock trial competition educates students about the legal         great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild. Mrs. Dufour's
system and judicial process. Chief Justice Leigh I. Saufley of the   theme of life is "joie de vivre." She came into the world the year
Maine Supreme Judicial Court presided over the state                 of the San Francisco earthquake and recalls hearing about the
championship mock trial. The students are now eligible to            Titanic as a young child. She survived the 1918 Spanish
represent Maine in the national finals to be held in Oklahoma City   Influenza, danced the Charleston and witnessed bootlegging

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operations during Prohibition, as well as witnessing the hard          fellowship of the Society for the Preservation of New England
times of the Depression. In the post-World War II era, she saw         Antiquities.        Mr. Shettleworth served Maine's Historic
the unfolding technology in transportation and communication.          Preservation Commission as Architectural Historian from 1973 to
We extend our best wishes to her on the Centennial celebration         1976 and was appointed director on January 9, 1976. He has
of her life; (HLS 1570)                                                been author, editor or contributor for more than 15 books on
    Paul J. Deschenes, of Sanford, a prominent member of his           Maine's historical and cultural history, from his Colby College
community. Mr. Deschenes was a member of the Knights of                honors thesis, "The Architecture of Portland, Maine, 1830 to
Columbus 3rd and 4th degrees, the Amvets and the American              1870," to his 2003 monograph, "John Calvin Stevens on the
Legion in Sanford and a member and Chaplain of the VFW. He             Portland Peninsula 1880-1940: A Listing of His Work by Address,
was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather,       Client, and Chronology." Active in civic affairs, he has served as
and he was a good Democrat. He will be greatly missed and              president of the Maine Historical Society, the Capitol Planning
lovingly remembered by his wife of 54 years, Theresa, his              Commission and the New England Chapter of the Society of
children Paul, Mark, John, Ronald, Richard, Claire and Anne, his       Architectural Historians. In 2004, he was appointed the 6th
family and his many friends; (IN MEMORIAM) (HLS 1571)                  official Maine State Historian, the first in the 21st century. We
    John C. Bodger, Jr., of Whitneyville, a veteran of the United      salute Mr. Shettleworth's lifelong dedication to the cause of
States Army, a teacher and a librarian. Mr. Bodger was an active       Maine's history and architecture and his ;30 years of learning,
Democrat and helped to write the recycling section of Maine's          lecturing, preserving and promoting the history and heritage of
solid waste management law. He was known for his long history          Maine, his beloved "Pine Tree State"; (HLS 1577)
of community service and received the Norman W. Duzen                       Vicki Merrill, of Waterford, who is the recipient of the Oxford
Community Service award for volunteer efforts in Washington            Hills Chamber of Commerce 2006 Employee of the Year Award.
County. He was also recognized by the Jacksonville Grange and          This prestigious award recognizes the outstanding work done by
the Machias Grange for outstanding community service. Mr.              individuals who have contributed to the growth and prosperity of
Bodger built up the Whitneyville Public Library from one of the        area businesses.         Ms. Merrill, Fixed Asset and Budget
smallest to one of the largest in Washington County. He served         Coordinator of C.N. Brown Company in South Paris, also leads
on the Whitneyville school board and recreation committee for          the Kiwanis Builders' Club at the middle school, where she is also
many years. He also served as deacon at the Whitneyville               very involved in the C.N. Brown job shadowing program and was
Congregational Church for many years and held the position of          a coordinator of the Student of the Month program. For several
secretary of the county historical society for 21 years. He will be    years Ms. Merrill has coordinated the Miracle Ball, an event that
greatly missed and fondly remembered by the community he               raises nearly $75,000 a year, continuing C.N. Brown's
served so well; (IN MEMORIAM) (HLS 1572)                               commitment to the Muscular Dystrophy Association. We extend
    Stan Bowden, of Winterport, for his 42 years of dedicated          our appreciation to Ms. Merrill for her years of caring and
service to the Winterport Fire Department and more than 30             dedication to the Oxford Hills region; (HLS 1578)
years of service to the Winterport Ambulance Service. Mr.                   Mary Ann Brown, of West Paris, who is a recipient of the
Bowden will retire as fire chief of the fire department and director   Oxford Hills Chamber of Commerce 2006 Community Service
of the ambulance service on December 31st after many                   Award. A former executive with Northeast Bank, Ms. Brown has
distinguished years of service to the community. Stan, a lifelong      been a tireless volunteer working on numerous community
resident of Winterport, began his town service in 1963 as a            projects and events continuing into her retirement. She is
volunteer fireman and responded to the community's need for an         affiliated with Community Concepts, Service Corps of Retired
ambulance service in the early 1970s. At the age of 28, he was         Executives, Kiwanis, 4-H Athletic Boosters, Bowling for Kids and
seriously injured in a car accident and was expected to be             Stephens Memorial Hospital. We extend our appreciation to Ms.
bedridden the rest of his life. Through his determination, he          Brown for her years of caring and dedication to the Oxford Hills
regained his mobility and continued on as a fireman, never             region; (HLS 1579)
forgetting the town's support. As fire chief, he coordinated and            Beatrice Farwell Spiller, of Wells, on the occasion of her
organized the fire department to fight fires as a team by ensuring     100th birthday, January 23, 2006. Mrs. Spiller was one of the
that each member knew what was expected. His dedication to             first teachers at Ogunquit Village School. She started her
his town went well beyond his role as fire chief and reached into      teaching career in the 1920s. She has attended and participated
the very heart of Winterport. We extend our appreciation to Mr.        in town meetings in Wells since the early 1930s. Her husband
Bowden for his many years of service to the Town of Winterport         George was a selectman for the Town, as was her son William,
and join his family and many friends in offering him our best          and now her grandson James is Chair of the Board of Selectmen.
wishes on his well-deserved retirement; (HLS 1573)                     We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Mrs. Spiller on
    Wyatt N. Carpenter, of Union, a member of Boy Scout Troop          this special occasion; (HLS 1580)
No. 207, who has attained the high rank and distinction of Eagle            Walter "Cookie" Pray, of Medway, a millwright for 37 years at
Scout. This is the highest award in Boy Scouting and is given for      the mill in East Millinocket. Mr. Pray was a veteran of the Korean
excellence in skills development, leadership, personal growth and      War. He will be greatly missed and lovingly remembered by his
community service. We extend our congratulations to Wyatt on           wife Bernadette, his family, his colleagues and his many friends;
this accomplishment; (HLS 1574)                                        (IN MEMORIAM) (HLS 1581)
    Leola McGregor, a resident of the Cummings Nursing Home                 Dana H. Burleigh, Sr., of Millinocket, longtime area
in Howland, on the occasion of her 100th birthday. Mrs.                businessman. Mr. Burleigh was a United States Air Force
McGregor was born in Springfield, Maine on December 21, 1905,          veteran of World War II and served in the European Theater.
the daughter of George and Rossi Drake. She attends the                After serving his country, he became a co-owner of Katahdin
Howland Baptist Church and is a member of the Bible Baptist            Motors, and his association with that dealership lasted
Church in Mattawamkeag. We join her son, Norman Budge, in              approximately 40 years. He had been president and director of
congratulating her on this tremendous milestone and wish her           the Millinocket Chamber of Commerce, which named him its first
continued happiness; (HLS 1575)                                        "Citizen of the Year." Mr. Burleigh was also a member of
    the week of January 29 to February 3, 2006 as the "2006            numerous fraternal and business organizations and was a
International Biathlon Union's Biathlon Youth/Junior World             member of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, where he served on
Championship Week" in the State of Maine. The Nordic Heritage          the vestry and as treasurer for many years. He will be greatly
Ski Club, of Presque Isle, is hosting the 2006 International           missed and fondly remembered by his wife of 57 years,
Biathlon Union's Biathlon Youth/Junior World Championship and          Constance, his family, his colleagues and his many friends; (IN
athletes from 30 countries are competing in this event. We join        MEMORIAM) (HLS 1582)
the citizens of Presque Isle in welcoming them to the State of              Melvin F. "Dick" Ferland, of Millinocket, longtime resident and
Maine and Aroostook County, and we extend our best wishes to           owner of Ferland Jewelers. He was a United States Army
all involved in the 2006 International Biathlon Union's Biathlon       veteran of World War II and a member of the Donald V. Henry
Youth/Junior World Championship Week; (HLS 1576)                       Post No. 4154 American Legion and the Bernard L. Coro,
    Earle G. Shettleworth, Jr., of Gardiner, on the occasion of the    Chapter No. 22 D.A.V. Mr. Ferland founded his business in 1948
30th anniversary of his appointment as State Historic                  and remained active in his business until a few years ago. He
Preservation Officer and Director of the Maine Historic                was one of the original gemologists in the State of Maine. He will
Preservation Commission. He is currently the longest-serving           be missed by his family and many friends; (IN MEMORIAM) (HLS
state historic preservation officer in the United States. As a         1583)
teenager, he wrote his first series of historical articles for a            Morris Yachts, of Trenton, for receiving the prestigious
Portland newspaper and was also one of the founders of Greater         Cruising World 2006 Boat of the Year Award. Cruising World
Portland Landmarks, in 1964. A proud native of Portland, he is a       magazine announced the best in boatbuilding for 2006 with its
graduate of Deering High School and a 1970 honors graduate of          12th annual Boat of the Year Awards. Morris Yachts' Morris 42
Colby College. In 1979, he was awarded an M.A. in New                  was named the Domestic Cruising Boat of the Year. Of the 6
England Studies from Boston University, where he held the first        American boats nominated, the Morris 42 was universally praised

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by the judges as the best America has to offer in quality             on the board of St. Joseph Hospital and was cochairman of the
craftsmanship. Morris Yachts, a family-owned business, has            restoration campaign at St. John's Catholic Church. The Norbert
been in semi-custom yacht production for 30 years, and has            X. Dowd Award is the highest honor given by the Chamber of
worked hard to become the benchmark of quality for yachtsmen          Commerce. We send Mr. Darling our congratulations and best
around the world, becoming a complete yacht service                   wishes on his receiving this honor; (HLS 1591)
organization. We extend our congratulations to Morris Yachts on            Daniel Kekacs, a senior at Central High School in Corinth,
this award; (HLS 1584)                                                who was named as one of the 50 top performing high school
     Bryce Muir, of Bowdoinham, a prominent and prolific artist       students on the Maine Educational Assessment for the 2005
who specialized in animated wooden portraits, mythic sculptures,      school year. We extend our congratulations to him on this
local paintings and thematic lawn ornaments, such as his Alice in     achievement and we send him our best wishes for his future
Wonderland croquet set. He published 2 books: Local Myths and         endeavors; (HLS 1592)
Lawn Wars. Bryce was also an avid outdoorsman and music                    Winona Kenney Robbins, of Farmington, on the occasion of
lover who built his own wooden sailboat and played in the local       her 90th Birthday, January 11, 2006. Mrs. Robbins was born and
"Blues Buzzards" band. He was born in Hartford, Connecticut,          raised in New Vineyard and lived there all of her life until she
on July 23, 1946 and grew up in East Patterson and Glen Rock,         became a resident of Farmington 3 years ago. She is the mother
New Jersey. He spent his summers in Owl's Head, Maine. On             of 4 daughters, and she has 9 grandchildren and 16 great-
May 20, 1969 he married Margaret Ramsay Rosten on a terrace           grandchildren. Her first great-great-grandchild is expected in
in Manhattan in New York City.            The couple resided in       June. She worked as a bus driver for 34 years, first in New
Providence, Rhode Island, where he earned the nickname "Bryce         Vineyard and then for SAD #9. We send her our congratulations
the Toymaker" while selling wooden toys and whimsical pieces of       and best wishes on this special celebration of her life; (HLS 1593)
his own craftsmanship on local street corners. Soon, the couple            Alice Ryder, of Strong, who is the Strong Nursing Home
moved to Iles-de-la-Madeleine, Quebec, Canada, where Bryce            Employee of the Year, chosen by the 12 employees of the month
worked as a fisherman to support his art and writing. In 1974         at the facility. Mrs. Ryder has been a cook at Strong Nursing
they moved to Newfoundland, Canada, where he continued                Home for almost 8 years and frequently does little extra things for
making toys for his art, and also for his new son, Seth Leo Muir.     the residents and staff. We send her our congratulations and
While in Canada, his writing appeared in Whole Earth magazine         best wishes on her receiving this honor; (HLS 1594)
and The New York Times. Bryce moved his family to Maine in                 Trooper Paul G. Stewart, of Clinton, on the occasion of his
1977, spending 7 years in Jonesport writing and fishing before        retirement after 31 years with the Maine State Police. Trooper
settling in Bowdoinham for the last 21 years. He was deeply           Stewart, a former member of the United States Marine Corps,
involved in Maine's art community, and he showed his art at the       joined the Maine State Police on September 9, 1974. He spent
Maine Festival for 15 years. He also wrote for Maine Fisherman,       his entire career stationed with Troop C in Skowhegan. Those
edited the Union of Maine Visual Artists newsletter and reviewed      who served with and know Trooper Stewart refer to him as a man
art for the Maine Times. His life and work were featured on           of great integrity and compassion. We extend our appreciation to
public television's "Made in Maine" and in Down East magazine.        Trooper Stewart for his commendable service, sacrifices and
Bryce opened Gallery Muir in Bath, which celebrated his work          dedication to his community and State and wish him the best in
and the work of local artists from 2004 to 2005. He will be deeply    his retirement; (HLS 1595)
missed and fondly remembered by his loving wife Peggy, his                 the University of Maine at Presque Isle and the greater
family, his friends and community; (IN MEMORIAM) (HLS 1585)           Presque Isle community on the occasion of the official opening of
     Carol Colson, of Glenburn, who was presented the 2005 G.         the newest building on the campus, the Caroline D. Gentile Hall,
Clifton Eames Leadership award by the Bangor Region                   named in honor of the university's longest-serving faculty
Leadership Institute Alumni Association. Ms. Colson is a lifelong     member. Gentile Hall features a large multipurpose court, fitness
volunteer and received the award for demonstrating outstanding        center, pool, elevated track and climbing wall. The facility will
leadership in the community. We extend our congratulations and        support the university's academic programs and student body,
best wishes to her on her receiving this well-deserved award;         but the community is encouraged to use its resources. Professor
(HLS 1586)                                                            Gentile is a nationally known educator in the field of Health,
     Sarah Francoeur, of Presque Isle, a member of Girl Scout         Physical Education and Recreation and taught at the University
Troop No. 517, who has received the Girl Scout Gold Award.            of Maine at Presque Isle for 5 decades. She developed physical
This is the highest award in Senior Girl Scouting and is given for    education programs that gained a reputation for excellence
excellence in skills development, leadership, personal growth and     throughout New England. We join the University of Maine at
community service. We send our congratulations to her on this         Presque Isle community in sending our congratulations on the
accomplishment; (HLS 1587)                                            opening of the newest building on the university campus; (HLS
     Elks Lodge #1008 in Rockland, on the special occasion of its     1596)
100th Anniversary, February 7, 2006. The Lodge has been and                Nick Rucker, of Gray, a member of Boy Scout Troop No. 86,
continues to be an important part of the Rockland community,          who has attained the high rank and distinction of Eagle Scout.
making an outstanding contribution to the residents of the area       This is the highest award in boy scouting and is given for
through its charitable giving.         The Lodge has provided         excellence in skills development, leadership, personal growth and
scholarships to local high school students and has provided           community service. We extend our congratulations to Nick on his
support for youth activities. These activities represent the true     accomplishment; (HLS 1597)
spirit of community. We extend our congratulations to the                  Francis J. "Frank" Fixaris, of Falmouth, a sports broadcaster
members of Elk Lodge #1008 in Rockland as they celebrate this         known for his deep baritone voice and encyclopedic knowledge
centennial; (HLS 1588)                                                of sports in a career that spanned 5 decades. Frank worked for
     Peter Merrill, of Dixfield, on his act of heroism in rescuing    WCSH Radio and for other various local radio stations during the
Kermit and Emily Houghton from their burning home on                  early years of his career before working for WGME as a
December 11, 2005. Mr. Merrill, grandson of Emily Houghton,           sportscaster from 1965 to 1995, where he retired as sports
lives across the street from her and her husband. He noticed the      director. He was the co-host of the "Shoe & Fix" morning radio
fire and advised his wife to call for assistance. He then went        sports show. He was a versatile broadcaster who connected with
across and got Mrs. Houghton out safely before going back into        viewers and listeners through his vast knowledge of local and
the smoke-filled house on his hands and knees and bringing Mr.        national sports. He received numerous awards and citations for
Houghton out. Mr. Merrill risked his own life to save the lives of    contributions to sports. He always loved sports, from the time
Mr. and Mrs. Houghton. We acknowledge his brave act and we            that he was a kid and all through high school and college. He
send him our best wishes; (HLS 1589)                                  helped the community with the Maine Special Olympics and did
     Dorothy Jane Perkins, of Oxford, on the occasion of her 90th     volunteer work for the Iris Network. Mr. Fixaris will be missed by
birthday, January 15, 2006. Ms. Perkins retired from New              his loving family, many friends, colleagues, sports enthusiasts
England Telephone and Telegraph Company in 1977 as its Chief          and the community; (IN MEMORIAM) (HLS 1598)
Operator after 41 years of employment with the company. She                Eddie A. Plourde, of Madawaska, on his retirement as
has remained active throughout her retirement and still produces      manager of La Vallée Federal Credit Union in Madawaska. Mr.
many beautiful pieces of embroidery. Ms. Perkins continues to         Plourde joined the credit union in 1969 as its manager. It had
contribute to the lives of those around her and is described by all   just over $64,000 in assets when he took charge, and at present
as a very unselfish and giving individual. We extend our              assets exceed $31 million. He guided the institution through 2
congratulations and best wishes to her on this special occasion;      mergers, one with Frenchville FCU and the other with Grand Isle
(HLS 1590)                                                            FCU, and recently was part of the management team set up to
     Edward Darling, of Glenburn, owner of Down East Toyota in        facilitate the merger with Fort Kent FCU. He has served as the
Brewer, upon his receiving the Norbert X. Dowd Award from the         Aroostook Chapter Representative to the board of directors of the
Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce for a lifetime of                   Maine Credit Union League, as well as the Chair of the
community service and for business growth. Mr. Darling serves         Governmental Affairs Committee.           We acknowledge his

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;dedicated years of service to his profession and to the             Grand Lodge of Maine Veteran's Medal for his 50-year
community, and we wish him a very happy retirement; (HLS             anniversary. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to
1599)                                                                him on this golden anniversary; (HLS 1609)
    Erica Smith, of Mapleton, a member of Girl Scout Troop No.            Gregory Garwood, of Gardiner, who has earned the high rank
517, who has received the Girl Scout Gold Award. This is the         and distinction of Eagle Scout, the highest award in Boy
highest award in Senior Girl Scouting and is given for excellence    Scouting. This award is given in recognition of excellence in
in skills development, leadership, personal growth and               skills development, leadership, personal growth and community
community service. We extend our congratulations to Erica on         service. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to
her accomplishment; (HLS 1600)                                       Gregory on his accomplishment; (HLS 1610)
    Tom Platz and Pat Maiorino, of Bates Mill LLC in Lewiston,            Harold "Bud" Haggan, of Strong, for service to his community
for their outstanding service to the residents of Androscoggin       and for having the Annual Town Report dedicated to him. Mr.
County through charitable contributions to the Keep ME Warm          Haggan is a United States Army veteran of World War II. After
Charitable Fuel Fund, which is an initiative started by Governor     the war, he worked for Forster Manufacturing Company and then
Baldacci to help those who are having trouble heating their          worked as a mechanic for 30 years. He had the first backhoe in
homes for the winter. Due to the efforts of Mr. Platz and Mr.        town and an old 4-wheel drive truck. One winter, he had over
Maiorino, Bates Mill LLC has promised up to $5,000 in matching       100 driveways to plow. He still remains active and does some
funds to donations from other businesses and individuals. The        plowing. Mr. Haggan has served as a member of the Strong
promise to match donations was the impetus for a larger              Library Association, the Planning Board and the Conservation
campaign. This generous act represents the true spirit of            Commission. He has been the town's plumbing inspector since
community. We extend our appreciation to Tom Platz and Pat           1973. We acknowledge his dedicated service to his community
Maiorino for their service and their commitment to the citizens of   and we congratulate him on having the town's annual report
this State; (HLS 1601)                                               dedicated to him this year; (HLS 1611)
    Chris Roy, of Fort Kent, a member of Boy Scout Troop No.              Melvin Francis, Tribal Governor of the Passamaquoddy
189, who has attained the high rank and distinction of Eagle         Indians at Pleasant Point and prominent citizen of the State of
Scout. This is the highest award in Boy Scouting and is given for    Maine. Governor Francis lived most of his life on the reservation.
excellence in skills development, leadership, personal growth and    He was in his last year of his 4-year term and he had served
community service. We send our congratulations to Chris on his       previously for two 2-year terms. We join the citizens in the State
accomplishment; (HLS 1602)                                           of Maine in acknowledging his exemplary public service to the
    January 25, 2006 as National "Thank Your Mentor Day."            Passamaquoddy Indians. He will be deeply missed and fondly
Mentoring is a structured and trusting relationship that brings      remembered by his family, his friends and his tribe; (IN
young people together with caring, committed individuals who         MEMORIAM) (HLS 1612)
offer guidance, support and encouragement aimed at developing             Edgar Albert, of Madawaska, son of Clovis and Alma Tardif
the confidence, competence and character of the mentee.              Albert, on the occasion of his 80th birthday, January 29, 2006.
Mentoring has a definitive impact on young people by increasing      He and his wife Grace Fournier Albert were married on June 28,
attendance at school, improving rates of high school graduation      1948 in Edmundston, New Brunswick. He is the father of Gloria,
and college attendance and decreasing involvement with drugs,        Roger, Paula, Gerald and Carol Ann. He has 7 grandchildren,
alcohol and violent behaviors. We extend our appreciation to the     Michelle, Karen, Jeffrey, Matthew, Jason, Sean and Jenna. He
thousands of caring Maine individuals who have committed their       served as a corporal in the United States Air Force during World
time and energy to mentor a child; (HLS 1603)                        War II. He worked at Fraser Paper, Lafayette Electronics and
    Clear Channel Radio, of Bangor, the recipient of the Spirit of   Edgar's TV during his working years. He is a member of the
Community Award for Media from the Eastern Agency on Aging           American Legion, the Lions Club and the Knights of Columbus.
for its dedication to providing programming for senior citizens.     He enjoys fishing, golfing and gardening. We extend our
We extend our congratulations to Clear Channel Radio on its          congratulations to Mr. Albert on this special occasion; (HLS 1613)
receiving this well-deserved award; (HLS 1604)                            Alice Angelo Cornelio, of Farmington, on the occasion of her
    Devon Romain, of Glenburn, a student at Glenburn School,         100th Birthday, February 21, 2006. Mrs. Cornelio was born in
who won first place in the Modern Woodmen's School Speech            Portland and married her husband Bernadino Cornelio in 1919.
contest. Modern Woodmen's School Speech contest is one of 6          She is the mother of 6 daughters and 5 sons. She has 48
free Youth Educational Programs Modern Woodmen offers to             grandchildren,     81    great-grandchildren,     45     great-great
schools nationwide. Nearly 100,000 students compete in the           grandchildren and 20 step-grandchildren. Her life has been a
contest each year. We extend our ;congratulations to Devon on        remarkable journey she says she'd never change. She has lived
this accomplishment; (HLS 1605)                                      through the terms of office of 18 Presidents of the United States.
    the Central High School "Red Devils" field hockey team, of       We extend our congratulations and best wishes to her on the
Corinth, upon winning the Eastern Maine State Class C Field          centennial celebration of her life; (HLS 1614)
Hockey Championship. This is the team's first Eastern Maine               Franklin Community Health Network, on its being named as a
championship since 1984. We extend our congratulations to the        finalist by the American Hospital Association for the 2005 Foster
team on its victory; (HLS 1606)                                      G. McGaw Prize, a highly prestigious national health care award,
    Nikki Holland, of Glenburn, a student at Glenburn School,        for excellence in community service for its involvement in
who won 2nd place in the Modern Woodmen's School Speech              addressing the needs of the community through innovative
contest. Modern Woodmen's School Speech contest is one of 6          programs, including Tobacco-Free Franklin Families, Contract for
free Youth Educational Programs Modern Woodmen offers to             Care, Franklin Health Access, the HealthCard Program,
schools nationwide. Nearly 100,000 students compete in the           Community Health Visioning and other community-based
contest each year. We extend our congratulations to Nikki on         initiatives. The prize and $10,000 is awarded to the finalists. We
this accomplishment; (HLS 1607)                                      join representatives of the Maine Hospital Association and the
    the County Federal Credit Union on its 50th Anniversary.         American Hospital Association in congratulating the network on
Originally organized in 1956 as Loring Federal Credit Union to       its exemplary efforts and community service; (HLS 1615)
serve military personnel and civilians employed at Loring Air             Robert and Mary Campbell, of Fort Fairfield, on the occasion
Force Base, the financial institution reached $2,000,000 in assets   of their 50th Wedding Anniversary. Mr. and Mrs. Campbell were
by 1964, making it the largest credit union in the State. In 1969,   married on February 6, 1956 at Holy Rosary Church in Caribou.
Holy Rosary Credit Union merged with Loring Federal Credit           We extend our congratulations and best wishes to them on this
Union, which created the first Department of Defense credit union    Golden Anniversary; (HLS 1616)
to expand into the local community. The ensuing decade brought            Roland P. Richard, who was a longtime resident of Sanford.
6 other mergers. Changing its name to better represent the           A veteran of World War II, Mr. Richard served on PT boats in the
communities it served, Loring Federal Credit Union became the        South Pacific and was awarded the Purple Heart. Mr. Richard
County Federal Credit Union in 1983.             Now serving 22      was employed at the family's neighborhood store for many years
communities in Aroostook County, the County Federal Credit           and was also a cobbler. Later, he was employed with Roland J.
Union's membership has grown to 13,000, with more than               Dubois, Sanford Linoleum. He retired in 1991 from Guillemette's
$89,000,000 in assets. We extend our appreciation to the             Flooring. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends; (IN
County Federal Credit Union for its dedicated service to the         MEMORIAM) (HLS 1617)
people of Aroostook and commend its achievement over the past             Marguerite "Mike" Rand Osgood Holbrook, of Wayne, on the
half century; (HLS 1608)                                             occasion of her 97th birthday, December 20, 2005. She was
    Harold Beisaw, of Jay, on the 50th Anniversary of being a        born in Gardiner and has lived in Wayne for 44 years. We extend
member of the Mason's Wilton Lodge No. 156. He served as             our congratulations and best wishes to her on this very special
Worshipful Master in 1961 and 1995. Mr. Beisaw was appointed         occasion; (HLS 1618)
District Deputy Master of the 15th Masonic District of the Grand          Specialist Fernand Everett Thibodeau, of Fort Kent, on the
Lodge of Maine from 1997 to 1999. He is the recipient of the         anniversary of his honorable discharge from Vietnam service,

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January 28, 1964. He received the top Sharpshooter Award in              Methodist Church in Presque Isle. She served on the Presque
Vietnam. He is the son of Adrien and Izy Thibodeau of St.                Isle Industrial Council, the Aroostook Finance Committee and
Francis. Upon his return to Fort Kent, he married Gert Michaud           was spokesperson at meetings of the Maine Municipal
and they are the parents of Stephen, Jason and Sherry. He                Association. She was always available to talk with the citizens of
recently retired from Northland/Pierpoint after 35 years. He's           Presque Isle. Mrs. Harding will be fondly missed by her loving
very proud of his Native American and Acadian roots. He is a             family, her friends and the citizens of Presque Isle; (IN
lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. We extend our           MEMORIAM) (HLS 1626)
congratulations to him on this occasion; (HLS 1619)                           the Honorable Arthur C. Gordon, Jr., of Westbrook, beloved
     the Curran Homestead Living History Farm and Museum, of             friend, family man and faithful public servant. A prominent citizen
Orrington, on its 15th Anniversary. The Curran Homestead                 of Duck Pond Road, Westbrook, where he lived most of his life.
Living History Farm and Museum is a working family farm and              He was a proud 1943 graduate of the Maine Maritime Academy
museum providing families and children a living example of our           and served as an officer on Liberty ships in World War II. For
agricultural past. It brings to life the work and lifestyle of a rural   more than 30 years he was employed at the S.D. Warren Paper
Irish immigrant Maine family of the 1890s.              The Curran       Company, making the fine papers used to print the
Homestead collaborates with organizations such as 4-H, the               Congressional Record and National Geographic, skilled work in
University of Maine Cooperative Extension Service, the Boy               which he took great pride. Always a friend of Maine's working
Scouts and Girl Scouts of America, the Retired Senior Volunteer          men and women, he served on the Executive Board of Maine's
Program and historical societies and with local residents. We            AFL-CIO. He was active in the United Paperworkers Union Local
congratulate the Curran Homestead Living History Farm and                1069. He was a founding member and chair of the Maine Labor
Museum on this anniversary and we send our best wishes for its           Group on Health and a founding member of the Maine Coalition
future success in its mission to preserve our rich agricultural          on Smoking or Health. He served as a city councilor in
heritage; (HLS 1620)                                                     Westbrook and as a Maine State Senator, and was a longtime
     the following members of the Lisbon High School Football            member of the Stephen Manchester Post 62 American Legion.
Team, winners of the 2005 Class C State Football Championship:           He was a lifelong member of the Democratic Party and loyal
Joe Stevens, Carl Grady, Andrew Dubois, Chris Brunick, Cody              advisor to many elected officials for more than 50 years. He will
Ray, Zach Bubar, Brandon Riordan, Jacob Cyr, Nate Blackwell,             be sadly missed by his wife of 56 years, Barbara, his daughters,
Mike Call, Mike Unterkoefler, Josh Stevens, Levi Ervin, Ben              Sandra and Mary, his 3 grandchildren and one great-grandchild,
Bourgoin, Andy Ouellette, Nate Dostie, Ryan Giusto, Jesse                and his wide circle of friends and coworkers; (IN MEMORIAM)
Moan, Dan Willis, Derick Bolton, Dan Sullivan, Kyle McDougal,            (HLS 1627)
Nick Harmon, Matt Powell, Dan Johnson, Josh Neagle, Steve                     Garfield C. King, of Fort Kent, prominent member of the
Michaud, Jake McDougall, Mark Stambach, Jared Williams, Ian              education community of northern Maine. Mr. King was born in
Blethen, Devan Knight, Scott Wing, Elijah Treffts, Steve McKay,          Caribou and graduated from the University of Maine at Presque
Corey Morrison, Dillon Ward, Shawn Fitzgerald, Jessie Walker,            Isle. He received his master's degree in education and certificate
Matt Cooper, Drew Church, Nick Adams, Steve Branson, Dan                 of advanced study from the University of Maine at Orono. He
Cornell and Mike Bolduc; Head Coach Dick Mynahan; Assistant              served in the United States Marine Corps from 1950 to 1953,
Coaches John Murphy, Stacen Doucette and Randy Ridley;                   receiving the Purple Heart during combat duty in the Korean War.
Principal Ken Healey; Assistant Principal Warren Galway; and             He also received the Korean Service Medal, the Navy
Co-curricular Director Jeff Ramich.              We extend our           Occupation Medal and the National Defense Service Medal. He
congratulations to the members of the team on their                      was a member of the American Legion, the Veterans of Foreign
accomplishment; (HLS 1621)                                               Wars and he maintained life-long ties with his fellow brothers-in-
     the following members of the Lisbon High School Cross-              arms, The Dog Seven Association. He had a distinguished
country Team, winners of the 2005 Class C State Championship:            career in education as a teacher, principal and superintendent of
Kaleb Boucher, Joel Burkhardt, Matt Campbell, Tyler Campbell,            schools. He was an active member of the Maine Teachers'
Nick Caton, Tyler Clark, Aaron Cloutier, Nick Jones, Ethan               Association, the National Educators' Association, Aroostook
Masselli, Philip Morlock and Zach Tupper; Head Coach Hank                County and Maine State Superintendents' Association and the
Fuller; Principal Ken Healey; Assistant Principal Warren Galway;         Aroostook Retired Educators' Association. He was instrumental
and Co-curricular Director Jeff Ramich. This victory gives the           in the establishment of the St. John Valley Regional Technology
team its 3rd consecutive Class C championship. We extend our             Center.      We acknowledge his dedicated service to his
congratulations to the members of the team on their                      community, this State and his Nation. He will be greatly missed
accomplishment; (HLS 1622)                                               and fondly remembered by his loving family and friends; (IN
     Jim and Nancy Lamson, of Lisbon, owners of L & B Electric,          MEMORIAM) (HLS 1628)
on the occasion of their receiving the Lisbon Business Award                  Kevin M. White, of Rumford, a member of Boy Scout Troop
from the Androscoggin County Chamber of Commerce. Jim and                No. 544, who has attained the high rank and distinction of Eagle
Nancy are active members of the Lisbon community and have                Scout. This is the highest award in Boy Scouting and is given for
been involved in assisting in the Moxie Festival. They provide a         excellence in skills development, leadership, personal growth and
strong family-like work environment for their employees. We              community service. We extend our congratulations to Kevin on
send Jim and Nancy our congratulations on their receiving this           this accomplishment; (HLS 1629)
award; (HLS 1623)                                                             Sergeant Jarod Lane, of New Vineyard, who has returned
     the memory of Logan Cyr on the occasion of the dedication of        after 2 tours of duty in Iraq with the 515th Transportation
Manny Mountain, Benedicta Elementary School's all new ski                Company. We join citizens throughout the State in welcoming
training hill and ski-through tunnel. Logan loved to spend time on       Sergeant Lane home and in extending our appreciation to him for
skis with fellow skiing students known as the Benedicta                  his commitment to the United States military; (HLS 1630)
Sitzmarkers and with his faithful canine Manny who never left his             the nonprofit sector in Maine and the Maine Association of
side. We join the staff and students of Benedicta Elementary             Nonprofits, on the 3rd Annual Nonprofit Day at the State House
School as they remember Logan's courage and determination in             on February 8, 2006, hosted by the Maine Association of
the face of adversity by dedicating the school's new ski hill            Nonprofits. The association is the only statewide organization
"Manny Mountain"; (HLS 1624)                                             that represents the full spectrum of the State's nonprofit
     Thomas R. Bergeron, lifelong resident of Sanford. Mr.               organizations. Its mission is to strengthen the leadership, voice
Bergeron received his certificate in Pedorthic Services from             and organizational effectiveness of nonprofit organizations so
Northwestern University in Chicago and worked in the family              that they can better enrich the quality of community and personal
business in Sanford, Bergeron's Shoes and Pedorthic Services.            life throughout the State. The association consists of more than
His ability to modify shoes for patients with medical conditions         500 nonprofit members and 90 business and individual
drew customers from throughout New England. He will be                   supporters who work cooperatively to ensure the efficiency and
greatly missed and fondly remembered by his loving family and            effectiveness of Maine's 3rd sector.             We extend our
his many friends; (IN MEMORIAM) (HLS 1625)                               congratulations to the Maine Association of Nonprofits and its
     B. Jean Harding, of Presque Isle, wife of former Senator            members for its excellent work on behalf of nonprofit
Floyd L. Harding. Mrs. Harding, who was dedicated to providing           organizations; (HLS 1631)
service to the people of Presque Isle and the surrounding area,               the Honorable Stanley R. Tupper, of Boothbay Harbor, former
was the first woman elected to the Presque Isle City Council.            Member of the Maine House of Representatives and former
She served on the city council for 18 years, which is the longest        Member of the United States House of Representatives. Mr.
tenure of any person in Presque Isle history. She worked                 Tupper graduated from Hebron Academy and Middlebury College
tirelessly to better serve the people in the area. She helped to         in Vermont. He served in the United States Navy from 1944 to
secure funds to build the Presque Isle Homeless Shelter, the             1946, and later earned a law degree from LaSalle Extension
animal shelter, the Presque Isle bike path, the home for the             University in Chicago. He served in the Maine State Legislature
veterans in Caribou and to rebuild the Grant Memorial United             from 1953 to 1954 and later held posts as Assistant Attorney

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                                               December 1, 2004 to December 5, 2006

General and State Commissioner of Sea and Shore Fisheries.                 the following members of the Mt. Blue High School Football
Mr. Tupper served 3 terms in the United States House of               Team, upon their winning the 2005 Eastern Maine Class A State
Representatives from 1961 to 1967. He was appointed United            Championship: players Chadd Harris, Derek Rowe, Shawn
States commissioner general with the rank of ambassador to the        Andrews, Derrick Burnham, Ryan Cushman, Zach Dalrymple,
Canadian World Exhibition in 1967 and served on the                   Bobby Duley, Joe Gilbert, Justin Gordon, Chris Gross, Tim
International Commission for Northeast Atlantic Fisheries from        Lagasse, Fred Lowell, Derek Luker, Shane Luker, Ian Luker,
1975 to 1976. He returned to Maine after serving in Congress          Vasilios Maniatakos, DJ Rackliffe, DJ Wilber, Kevin Averill, Gary
and shared a law practice with his wife, Jill Kaplan Tupper. We       Begin, Pete Farnum, Eric Gilbert, Derek Hutchinson, Alex
acknowledge his dedicated service to his community, his State         Johnson, Justin Lowe, Jordan Miller, Hal Robbins, Curtis Steele,
and the Nation.        He will be greatly missed and fondly           Mike Toothaker, Arthur Trask, Mason Barker, Leo Bissonette,
remembered by his wife, his family and his many friends; (IN          Josh Brougham, Matt Burnham, Mike Cayer, Jeff Davis, Collin
MEMORIAM) (HLS 1632)                                                  Gillespie, Troy McCormick, John Maloney, Josh Parker, Hazen
     the following University of Southern Maine students,             Pingree, Derek Pomeroy, Jared Richards, Tom Robinson, Byron
members of the Students In Free Enterprise organization, on the       Staples and Adam Wallace; managers Kelly Green, Crystal
occasion of their winning the "Duel on the Heights" competition       Searles, Anthony Barker, Andrea Belanger, Maria Ibarguen and
held at Boston College: Alison Carrier, Lori Royer, Manu Lee          Becca Gage; head coach Gary Parlin; coaches Craig Collins,
and Katsu Goto. The competition centers around creating               Peter Franchetti, Tim Shumway, Roger Bolduc, Adam Pomeroy
financial plans for a family presented in a case study. Students      and Bob Bourassa. We extend our congratulations to the team
receive the case study on Friday evening, spend Saturday              on this achievement; (HLS 1637)
preparing a presentation and present it before a panel of judges           the John Bapst High School Cheerleading Team, of Bangor,
on Sunday morning. The students won a monetary prize and go           on its winning the 2006 Eastern Maine Class B regional
on to the University of Arizona for the national competition. We      cheerleading championship. We send them our congratulations
congratulate the University of Southern Maine, the student team       and best wishes on their accomplishment; (HLS 1638)
and the Students In Free Enterprise organization on their well-            the Hermon High School Cheerleading Team on its being the
deserved honor; (HLS 1633)                                            runner-up in the 2006 Eastern Maine Class B regional
     Linda Dunlea, of Lovell, for her heroism in implementing the     cheerleading championship. We send them our congratulations
proper emergency plan at New Suncook School in Lovell. On             and best wishes on their accomplishment; (HLS 1639)
January 20, 2006, Mrs. Dunlea immediately perceived a very                 Wes Smith, of Glenburn, a member of the Belfast Curling
dangerous situation occurring when a man ran into the school,         Club, on his being named to the United States Wheelchair
pursued by a Maine State Police trooper. Aware that the suspect       Curling Team to compete at the Winter Paralympics in Torino,
may be armed and dangerous, Mrs. Dunlea called for a "Level II"       Italy in March 2006. We extend our congratulations to Mr. Smith
lockdown, using the school's intercom system. Because of her          on his being chosen for the United States team. We join all the
quick thinking, teachers were able to clear the hallways, secure      citizens of Maine in sending him our best wishes as he
their classrooms and direct students to safe areas. Mrs. Dunlea's     represents our country at these prestigious games; (HLS 1640)
prompt call to action protected students from injury and allowed           Richard and Elizabeth Warren, of Bangor, on their being
for the incident-free apprehension of the intruder, an alleged bank   presented with the Norbert X. Dowd Award for community service
robber. We extend our appreciation to Mrs. Dunlea for helping         and the advancement of business by the Bangor Region
protect the students, faculty and staff of New Suncook School;        Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Warren is the 4th-generation
(HLS 1634)                                                            publisher of the Bangor Daily News, and also is editor. Mr.
     Sergeant First Class Jeremy M. Wentworth, of Bridgton, on        Warren recently was named chair of the Atlantic Salmon
his being awarded the Bronze Star Medal for his exemplary             Federation and has been involved with the Forestry Society of
service while deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.         Maine, the Land for Maine's Future Board and the Penobscot
Sergeant First Class Wentworth made certain that his platoon,         River Restoration Project. Mr. and Mrs. Warren both have been
with which he served as Scout Platoon Leader, was fully               members of the board of Eastern Maine Medical Center, and
prepared for the challenges it would face while in Iraq.              Mrs. Warren has been a member of the board at Acadia Hospital.
Coordinating efforts with mechanics, technicians and welders,         She has also been active with the Salvation Army Soup Kitchen,
Sergeant First Class Wentworth converted 4 vehicles drawn from        Meals for ME, the Maine Center for the Arts and Bangor
stay-behind equipment from a state of non-mission capable to          Theological Seminary, among other local institutions. We extend
fully mission capable. Focused on the safety and welfare of his       our congratulations to Richard and Elizabeth Warren on their
troops, Sergeant First Class Wentworth ensured they were well         receiving this well-deserved honor; (HLS 1641)
versed in combat tactics and weapons systems and possessed                 John Rainville, of Farmington, who was honored by Maine
the ability to adapt quickly under hostile conditions. During the     Maritime Academy with a certificate of appreciation as a member
platoon's more than 300 combat patrols, its soldiers came under       of the crew of the Training Ship "State of Maine" for aiding those
6 IED and 5 direct fire attacks. Through his charismatic              individuals providing relief efforts following Hurricane Katrina. Mr.
leadership, he earned the respect and faith of those under his        Rainville, a computer specialist at the University of Maine at
command. He led his squad valiantly in 2 ambushes while later         Farmington's Computer Center since 1999, spent 77 days away
securing an LZ following an IED attack. In the course of a            from classes, his job and his wife in order to aid in relief efforts.
skirmish, Sergeant First Class Wentworth helped save the lives        As Information Specialist aboard the academy's ship, which
of 2 critically wounded soldiers by calling for aid medivac. His      provided emergency housing for relief workers in the New
success is reflected in the achievements of the 4th Battalion, 31st   Orleans area, he was responsible for computer services, web
Infantry and the United States Army. We recognize Sergeant            pages, mail, news and running movies. His efforts bolstered
First Class Wentworth for his service to our nation as a defender     morale for those serving with agencies assisting in the relief
of freedom; (HLS 1635)                                                efforts, which included the Red Cross, the United States Coast
     Sarah Anne Greenlaw Bowen, of South Portland and Isle au         Guard, the United States Army and the Department of Homeland
Haut, beloved mother and wife and caring community activist.          Security. We acknowledge John Rainville's dedicated service to
Born in Waterbury, Connecticut, the daughter of Aubrey and            his nation, and we extend our congratulations to him on his being
Mattie G. Greenlaw, she attended local schools and St. Mary's         honored by Maine Maritime Academy for his sacrifices; (HLS
College and Bayonne Junior College in New Jersey. During              1642)
World War II, she served as a hospital ambulance driver in New             Jerry Raymond Howard, a prominent and well-loved resident
York City, transporting wounded servicemen for the American           of New Vineyard. The town recently dedicated the latest town
Red Cross, exciting service she proudly recounted for family          report to his memory as a token of its respect and affection. Born
gatherings in later years. She married Charles D. Bowen in 1951       in 1950, Mr. Howard was past town constable, dog officer and
and spent many summers with their children on Isle au Haut,           member of the Appeals Board and the Planning Board. He also
Penobscot Bay, the ancestral home of both families for many           was a member of the fire department, including stints as deputy
generations. She moved to the island year-round in 1993, where        fire warden, fire chief and, from 1995 until his death in December
she managed the island store, served on the Island Community          2005, fire warden. He served as selectman in 1986, 1987, 1991
Development Committee and delighted in visits of the Maine            to 1993 and from 2002 until his death. Mr. Howard, who had a
Seacoast Mission vessel, the Sunbeam. She shared with all she         passion for the town's history, enjoyed collecting New Vineyard
met a sense of grace, dignity and courage and an abundant love        memorabilia and played a large role in organizing the parade for
for her island's grand mountains, evergreen forests and sweeping      the town's bicentennial celebration. He also was a leader of the
seacoast. Devoted to her family, her community and her faith,         Franklin County 4-H Working Steer Club for 11 years and served
she will be deeply missed by her large and loving family, her wide    as Chair of the Franklin County Leaders Association for 9 years.
circle of friends and all she touched with her devotion to her        He will be greatly missed and lovingly remembered by his family,
island and beloved State of Maine, "The Pine Tree State"; (IN         neighbors and friends; (IN MEMORIAM) (HLS 1643)
MEMORIAM) (HLS 1636)

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                                              December 1, 2004 to December 5, 2006

    Calvin Durrell, of Temple, former fire chief for the town from   Gus, who had fallen into the icy water of the Sandy River. Four
1950 to 1967. The town recently dedicated the latest annual          of the children went for help, and Nicholas volunteered to stay
report to his memory as a token of its respect. He will be greatly   with Mrs. Cooke. Mrs. Cooke had been attempting to rescue her
missed by family, neighbors and friends; (IN MEMORIAM) (HLS          dog when she fell in the water. She told Nicholas to go for help.
1644)                                                                Nicholas encountered Melissa Thompson and the four other
    Dominique Leclerc, of Brunswick, a member of Girl Scout          children and informed Mrs. Thompson that Mrs. Cooke was in the
Troop No. 523, who has received the Girl Scout Gold Award.           water. They all went to the water. Mrs. Thompson pulled the dog
This is the highest award in Senior Girl Scouting and is given for   out first and advised the children to take the dog home to get
excellence in skills development, leadership, personal growth and    warm. When the children reached a neighbor's house, they
community service. We extend our congratulations to Dominique        called 911. Thanks to the quick thinking of the children, there
on this accomplishment; (HLS 1645)                                   was an ambulance waiting on the road when Mrs. Thompson
    Donald Goulet, of Lisbon Falls, who is retiring as Commander     arrived with Mrs. Cooke. We wish to recognize these children for
of Support Services after 20 years with the Brunswick Police         their part in saving the lives of Mrs. Cooke and Gus; (HLS 1651)
Department.      Commander Goulet started with the police                 Richard "Dick" Caton, of Avon, on the occasion of his 25th
department as a patrol officer in 1986 and worked his way up the     year of being town moderator at the Avon town meeting. We
ranks. He also served as Team Leader of the Special Response         acknowledge his dedicated service to his community and we
Team and chaired several committees that were instrumental in        send Mr. Caton our congratulations on this anniversary; (HLS
organizing and developing department policies, rules and             1652)
regulations. He held many positions in the Brunswick Police               Dennis Taylor and Asha Taylor, of Wilton, for their assistance
Benefit Association, including President. He also served as Vice     in rescuing Thomas Chapman, who was thrown from his boat
President of the Executive Board of the Maine Association of         while testing a new motor on Wilson Lake. Mr. Taylor and his
Police, and was an organizer and an executive board member for       daughter Asha are the recipients of an honorable mention award
the Jim Swint Memorial Scholarship.           Commander Goulet       presented by the Maine Chiefs of Police Association. We wish to
received the Cops' Cop Award and the Lifetime Achievement            acknowledge Dennis and Asha for their help in saving Mr.
Award from the Maine Association of Police and numerous              Chapman; (HLS 1653)
departmental commendations and superior performance letters.              Adam Jordan, of Wilton, who is the recipient of the Act of
We extend our appreciation to Commander Goulet for his               Bravery Award given by the Maine Chiefs of Police Association.
dedicated service to the citizens of Brunswick and wish him well     Mr. Jordan received the award for saving the life of Thomas
in his future endeavors; (HLS 1646)                                  Chapman, who was thrown from his boat while testing a new
    the League of United Latin American Citizens, known as           motor on Wilson Lake. We join the Maine Chiefs of Police
LULAC, and the Maine chapter of this organization on its 77th        Association in recognizing Mr. Jordan for his courageous act;
Anniversary, and for its excellent work on behalf of equality,       (HLS 1654)
economic improvement, educational attainment and civil rights for         Melissa Thompson, of Phillips, for her heroic efforts in saving
our Hispanic population. The league is the largest, oldest and       the life of Elizabeth Cooke and her dog, Gus. Mrs. Cooke was
most successful Hispanic civil rights and service organization in    attempting to retrieve her dog from the frigid water of the Sandy
the United States. Maine's chapter was established 8 years ago.      River when she fell in. Mrs. Thompson ran to the scene and
Members throughout the nation have developed a tremendous            without hesitation made her way over the ice to Mrs. Cooke and
track record of success in advancing the conditions and rights of    Gus and pulled them both to safety. Mrs. Thompson then carried
the Hispanic population of the United States. We extend our          Mrs. Cooke to the shore where an ambulance was waiting. Mrs.
congratulations and best wishes to the members of LULAC in           Thompson's action exemplifies the noble spirit of Maine's
Maine and throughout the nation on this anniversary; (HLS 1647)      citizens. We acknowledge her for her courageous feat; (HLS
    Roy "Joe" Dyke, who was a lifelong resident of Wilton. Mr.       1655)
Dyke graduated from Wilton Academy in 1944 and Maine Central              Oxford Police Chief Ronald Kugell, on his retirement on
Institute in 1948. He served in the United States Navy aboard        March 15, 2006 after 48 years of service with the police
the USS Dayton during World War II. He and his wife Ruth were        department. Chief Kugell began his remarkable career when the
married for 46 years. He was a member of the Frank L. Mitchell       department was just a volunteer force in the late 1950s. He
VFW Post #3335 and the Wilton Masonic Lodge #156 A.F. &              served as a town constable, an officer on the Auxiliary Police that
A.M. and a 52-year member of Hosmer-Edwards American                 was set up by the Civil Defense and a State Police Reserve all
Legion Post of Wilton. He was also a member of the First             while he was teaching at Oxford Hills High School in Paris.
Congregational Church, was Past Grand Noble of the Williamson        Eventually, the Town of Oxford grew large enough to require a
Lodge #20 I.O.O.F., serving as its financial secretary for 15        formal police department, which was formed from the Auxiliary
years, and was a past president of the Wilton Lions Club. He         Police and the town constables in 1962. He first served as
enjoyed playing baseball and basketball. He was a perennial all-     Assistant Police Chief, Assistant Fire Chief and Rescue Chief.
star at second base in the Pine Tree and Timber Leagues in           Within 3 years, he took over the position of Chief of Police and
Wilton. In 2006 he was inducted into the Maine Baseball Hall of      has held the title for the past 41 years, never receiving a salary,
Fame. He was a Little League coach for many years and later          only a yearly stipend. From mid-1970 until 1983, he was not only
coached Babe Ruth baseball. He enjoyed his camp on Wilson            the Oxford Chief of Police, but also the Assistant Principal of the
Lake and spending time with his grandchildren. He will be sadly      high school. Chief Kugell has tirelessly served and donated his
missed by his loving family, many friends and baseball               time to the community, not only through his police work and
colleagues; (IN MEMORIAM) (HLS 1648)                                 teaching, but also as one of four members representing the Town
    Herbert Sargent, of Old Town, on the occasion of his 100th       of Oxford on the Board of Directors for School Administrative
birthday, February 22, 2006. In the early 1920s, Mr. Sargent         District #17, at one time holding the position of chair of the board.
purchased his first Reo gravel truck, which led to his owning and    On many occasions he has served as moderator for town
operating H.E. Sargent Construction Company. He worked on            meetings, and he is always quick to donate the use of any one of
road projects in the State, built airports and runways for the       his antique cars for local parades. We acknowledge Chief
Department of Defense during World War II and was the first          Kugell's dedicated and varied service to his community and we
contractor to work on the Maine Turnpike. He married his high        extend to him our best wishes for his well-deserved retirement;
school sweetheart, Amber Warren, and they had 5 children,            (HLS 1656)
Anita, Virginia, James, Calista and Marvia. He enjoys his                 Caitlin Hynes, of Rockland, a senior at Rockland District High
children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. We extend our       School, who recently scored her 1,000th career point in
congratulations and best wishes to Mr. Sargent on this special       basketball for the Rockland Tigers. Caitlin is the first Rockland
occasion; (HLS 1649)                                                 District High School female basketball player to attain this
    Gertrude Brunton, 102, the oldest citizen of Avon. Born          distinction. She was named the Rockland Courier-Gazette
August 18, 1903, Mrs. Brunton's first memories are of streets        Female Athlete of the Year, is a member of the National Honor
more crowded with horse-drawn carriages and drays than with          Society, was a class officer for 2 years and a Student Senate
automobiles. She married Robert Brunton and they endured the         Officer for 4 years, played field hockey, was a member of the 2nd
hard times of the depression. After World War II, the Bruntons       team for KVAC Softball in 2005, was named KVAC Basketball
were able to buy a house and raise a family in Westwood,             Player of the Year for 2005-2006 and has been chosen
Massachusetts. They moved to Avon in 1982. The Town of               Valedictorian for the 2006 graduating class. We extend our
Avon has 3 dedications of this year's town report and one is to      congratulations to Caitlin on her achievements; (HLS 1657)
Mrs. Brunton. We congratulate Gertrude Brunton on receiving               Lois C. Lench, of Rockport, in celebration of her 100th
this honor and we send her our best wishes; (HLS 1650)               Birthday, February 22, 2006. We extend our congratulations and
    Chelsea Roderick, Ting Morse, Jacob Thompson, Jarrod             best wishes to her on this very special occasion; (HLS 1658)
Thompson and Nicholas Hathaway, all of Phillips, for their help in        Mary J. Waterman, 58, of South Thomaston, a dedicated and
saving the lives of Ting's mother, Elizabeth Cooke, and their dog,   active member of her community. Born in Rockland, she

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attended Rockland schools. She was a graduate of Colby               Hall, Amanda Spencer, Joseph Belanger and Brendan Hall. We
College and attended the School of Foreign Service Summer            send them our congratulations and best wishes; (HLS 1666)
Program in Salzburg, Austria, sponsored by Georgetown                     Edward Stevens "Steve" Kierstead, of Fairfield. Mr. Kierstead
University. During the early 1970s, she worked at the Courier-       served in the United States Army in the Pacific in World War II as
Gazette in Rockland as a photographer and darkroom technician,       a member of the last cavalry unit. After the war he returned to
later accepting a position as a staff photographer at the Bangor     Fairfield and practiced dentistry for 40 years. Along with his wife
Daily News. She married Steven Waterman in 1972 in Virginia          Winnie, who predeceased him, he was a tireless worker for a
Beach, Virginia, and they relocated to Maine in 1977, establishing   variety of projects in his community. As an environmentalist, he
their business, Waterman Oceanics. She was a first responder         worked on the Kennebec River Trail Project and Operation
for the South Thomaston Ambulance Service and a member of            Canopy, and he was the driving force behind the restoration and
the South Thomaston Planning Board. She also served as chair         expansion of Mill Island Park. He and his wife were the prime
of the Knox County Budget Committee. Mrs. Waterman served            organizers of the first Fairfield Chocolate Festival, which recently
on the MSAD No. 5 board of directors for 13 years, both as chair     celebrated its 13th year. He served on the committee to restore
and as chief negotiator, and she served as chair and as chief        the Newhall fountain, was active in the Fairfield Senior Circle and
negotiator on the Midcoast School of Technology board of             at the age of 84 joined high school students as they walked to
directors. After taking the 100-hour course for reserve law          clean up the roadways during the Youth Day of Caring. In 2005
enforcement officers, she worked at the Knox County Airport as       the Town of Fairfield recognized him and Winnie by dedicating
an agent for Colgan Air in addition to working as a Knox County      the annual town report to them. He was a kind and gentle man
Sheriff's deputy at the airport. She will be greatly missed and      and had only positive things to say about anyone. His passing
lovingly remembered by her family, neighbors and friends; (IN        leaves a large void in the community of Fairfield and in the hearts
MEMORIAM) (HLS 1659)                                                 of those who were fortunate enough to have known him; (IN
     Steven C. Hayworth, of Scarborough, who has attained the        MEMORIAM) (HLS 1667)
high rank and distinction of Eagle Scout. Steven, a member of             the Shuman Family, of Winthrop, for their public service and
Boy Scout Troop No. 47, began as a Cub Scout when he was in          dedication to the community and to the State. Charlie, Nancy,
the first grade. Over the years, he has served in the positions of   Steve, Stacey and Elissa Shuman were the United Way of
Patrol Leader, Senior Patrol Leader, Troop Guide and Order of        Kennebec Valley Chairpersons. As a family, they served as
the Arrow Troop Representative and also has served as the            leaders on the 2005 United Way campaign that raised over
troop's bugler. In June 2005, Steven completed his eagle service     $1,500,000. The United Way of Kennebec Valley serves 18
project, which consisted of finishing off the youth room at the      municipalities and helps support community agencies in many
West Scarborough Methodist Church. We commend Steven for             fields, such as health care, child care, domestic violence issues,
his efforts and extend him our congratulations on this milestone     emergency services, elder services, youth and teenage issues,
and his achieving this distinguished honor; (HLS 1660)               mental health care, housing and unemployment.                    We
     Joseph Louis Discatio, of Portland, veteran storekeeper and     acknowledge the exemplary work and dedication of the Shuman
entrepreneur, on the honored occasion of his 90th birthday,          Family and we send them our best wishes; (HLS 1668)
February 19, 2006. Born in Portland's now-vanished "Little Italy"         Garry Dyer, of Otisfield, upon his retirement after 20 years as
neighborhood, he is the son of Samuel Distasio and Carmella          Fire Chief. Mr. Dyer joined the Otisfield Fire Department at 16
D'Allasandro, who had emigrated to America from Italy at the turn    years of age, has been a firefighter for 34 years and will continue
of the last century. The eldest of 6 children, as a boy he shined    serving with the department after his retirement as Chief. Mr.
shoes to help support his family.          Determined to get an      Dyer has always worked to create a positive environment at the
education, he returned to studies in his 20s and proudly             fire department. During his tenure as Fire Chief, he enlisted new
graduated from Portland High School in 1937. In 1938, he             members and made upgrades to training. He has always made
married Mary Fantasia, and during World War II worked in the         himself available to his firefighters as well as to the community.
South Portland shipyards. Beginning with a shoeshine stand in        We extend our congratulations to Mr. Dyer on his retirement and
the Preble Barber Shop, he soon opened his first shop on             wish him the best in his future endeavors; (HLS 1669)
Congress Street to block hats, sell papers and shine shoes. On            Lenny Adler, of Otisfield, upon his retirement as town
August 12, 1945, he opened Joe's Smoke Shop near that first          selectman, assessor and overseer of the poor on March 4th, after
site, to serve Portland's busy post-war boom. For over 60 years      38 years of dedicated service. Mr. Adler has been a constant
Joe's Smoke Shop, still on the same site, has been a city            presence in the community, serving as a member of the fire
landmark in Longfellow Square, serving Maine's sportsmen and         department since 1965 and as the assistant fire chief for 20
politicians, the elite and the average, on the common ground of      years. He was chair of the board of selectmen for many years
good talking, good food and good company. For over 45 years,         and was an Oxford County Deputy Sheriff. He also served as
Joseph Discatio personally presided over his store and its 3         road commissioner, Otisfield's health officer, town constable,
generations of patrons. We salute his decades of hard work,          snow plow operator, representative to the Androscoggin Valley
dedication and demonstration of the promise of the American          Council of Governments, member of the Oxford County Regional
Dream; (HLS 1661)                                                    Solid Waste Corporation, Maine Municipal Association Legislative
     S. Edwin Allen and Dorothy Irvin Allen, of Westfield, on the    Policy Committee, the Solid Waste-Septic Sludge Disposal Study
occasion of their 69th Wedding Anniversary, February 6, 2006.        Committee, Oxford-Otisfield Rescue and the Otisfield Ordinance
We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Mr. and Mrs.        Review Committee. His willingness to serve for so many years in
Allen on this special occasion; (HLS 1662)                           numerous leadership positions expresses his commitment to the
     Marguerite Van Tassel, of Farmington, on the occasion of her    community and we commend him for his dedication to the town.
100th Birthday, February 18, 2006.              We extend our        We extend our best wishes to Mr. Adler for an enjoyable
congratulations and best wishes to Marguerite Van Tassel on the      retirement; (HLS 1670)
centennial celebration of her life; (HLS 1663)                            Ronnie K. Belanger, of Bridgton, where he served as town
     Muriel Gervais, of Augusta, on the occasion of her retirement   manager. Mr. Belanger grew up on the family potato farm in
after 26 years of dedicated service to the State of Maine. Mrs.      Eagle Lake. After high school, he enlisted in the United States
Gervais has worked as a custodian for both the Cross Office          Navy and served on the USS Boston. Mr. Belanger attended the
Building and the State House in Augusta. She is well known for       University of Maine at Fort Kent, earning a bachelor's degree in
her cheerful demeanor, her ready smile and her sense of humor.       history. He later attended the University of Maine at Orono and
She exemplifies the best of the Maine work ethic. We join all her    earned a degree in public administration. In addition to his
friends and colleagues in wishing her a very well-deserved           service as town manager of Bridgton, he also served as town
retirement; (HLS 1664)                                               manager for the towns of Princeton, Damariscotta, Richmond,
     Technical Sergeant John Kustron, Jr., of Waterboro, on the      Jackman and Clinton. Mr. Belanger was known for his prudent
occasion of his retirement from the United States Air Force after    oversight of taxpayer's money, and his fellow citizens felt at ease
20 years of service. He joined the military in 1986 and went to      with his monitoring of their town's finances. We extend our
Air Force Technical School to train as an airplane mechanic. His     appreciation to Mr. Belanger for his commitment to the citizens of
first tour of duty was at Loring Air Force Base in Maine. Other      this State and extend our condolences to his family; (IN
tours of duty, temporary and regular, included Florida, New          MEMORIAM) (HLS 1671)
Mexico, Texas, Virginia, the Azores, England, Scotland, Italy,            Marybeth Hoover, of Bryant Pond, who is the recipient of a
Turkey, South Korea and Spain. We acknowledge his dedicated          2006 Prudential Spirit of Community Award for exemplary
service to his Nation, and we send him our best wishes for his       volunteer service. This award, presented by Prudential Financial
retirement and his future endeavors; (HLS 1665)                      in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School
     the following members of the Glenburn School Chess Team,        Principals, honors young volunteers across America who have
upon their tying for second place in the regular season: Aaron       demonstrated extraordinary commitment to serving their
Spencer, Ian Szydlo, Jonathan Belanger, Andrew Nesbitt, Patrick      communities. Marybeth, a senior at Oxford Hills Christian
                                                                     Academy, organized a school and community memorial

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assembly to honor the victims of September 11, 2001. We               Fitzpatrick Trophy as the top senior high school football player of
congratulate Marybeth on her receiving this award and thank her       the year. We acknowledge his dedication to the school, the team
for her dedication to her community and State; (HLS 1672)             and the players and we send him our best wishes on his
     the Foxcroft Academy Wrestling Team, upon its winning the        receiving these honors; (HLS 1681)
2006 Eastern Maine Class C State Championship. The team has                Margaret A. Strout, of Gorham, beloved wife, mother and
won 2 state titles and 2 regional titles as well as 4 Piscataquis     grandmother. Mrs. Strout and her husband, Reverend Kingsley
Valley Conference titles. Twelve members of the team placed           Strout, were married for 60 years. She graduated from Monson
3rd or better, and the following students were winners in their       Academy, where she was salutatorian of her class, and also
weight classes: Colby Johnson, Jerod Rideout, Nick Lancisi,           attended Farmington Normal School, Gorham Normal School and
James McPhee and Josh Pelletier. We congratulate Coach Luis           the University of Maine. She taught school in East Livermore,
Ayala and the members of the team on their achievements; (HLS         Pittsfield and Jay. Mrs. Strout will be dearly missed by her loving
1673)                                                                 family and friends; (IN MEMORIAM) (HLS 1682)
     Bert Dutil, of Lewiston, a veteran of the Korean War, who will        Janine Winn, of Temple, on the occasion of her retirement
be presented with the following medals:                 the Army      after 21 years as director of Franklin County's rape crisis center,
Commendation Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the           Sexual Assault Victims Emergency Services, SAVES. Ms. Winn
Korean Service Medal with Bronze Star attached, the United            started as one of the first volunteers at SAVES and moved up to
Nations Korean Medal, the Combat Infantryman Badge and the            director.     While director of SAVES, Ms. Winn saw the
Sharpshooter Badge with Rifle Bar. We extend our appreciation         development of the Sexual Assault Response Team, where
to Mr. Dutil for his commitment to his State and Country and          victims, law enforcement and the court system collaborate to
congratulate him on his receiving these medals; (HLS 1674)            obtain successful sexual assault prosecutions. The program
     the Bonny Eagle Boys Track Team, of Standish, upon its           resulted in the creation of the county's sexual assault, domestic
winning the 2006 Class A Boys Indoor Track State                      violence and child abuse investigator position. We acknowledge
Championship. We send the members of the Bonny Eagle Scots            the exemplary work and dedication of Ms. Winn and extend our
our congratulations on this achievement; (HLS 1675)                   best wishes to her in her future endeavors; (HLS 1683)
     John and Elizabeth Smith, of East Hartland, Connecticut and           Maine Wood Turning, Inc., in New Vineyard, which is the
Monmouth, Maine, on the occasion of their 50th Wedding                recipient of the Maine Wood Products Association's 2005 Pine
Anniversary, March 4, 2006. Mr. and Mrs. Smith have raised 5          Tree Award. Owners Doug and Jody Fletcher and Andy Robbins
children and have been involved in their community, working with      have a long family history of entrepreneurial spirit. In 1971,
the volunteer fire department, air museum, church and                 Wayne and Earl Fletcher bought the run-down wood-turning mill,
advocating for the mentally ill. We send them our congratulations     rebuilt the old building and repaired or replaced the machinery in
and best wishes on their golden anniversary; (HLS 1676)               it. In 1983, Wayne bought Earl's share of the company and when
     Philip Chauncey Libby, of Buxton, who lived his life to the      Wayne retired, he passed the reins to his sons Doug and Jody
fullest and truly did it his way. Mr. Libby began racing the day      and son-in-law Andy. The family continued the expansion and
Beech Ridge Speedway opened in 1949. He won hundreds of               improvements to the mill. We extend our congratulations to
races all over Maine in a driving career that spanned nearly 40       Maine Wood Turning on its receiving this prestigious award and
years. In 1960, he had a season that many only dream of,              wish it continued success in the future; (HLS 1684)
winning 21 of 27 races at Beech Ridge and dominating the racing            the Franklin Journal newspaper, upon its earning 2 New
at Oxford Plains Speedway, where he won his first track               England Press Association awards in the 2005 Better Newspaper
championship. A five-term president of the Maine State Stock          Contest. The contest received a record 6,200 entries from more
Car Racing Association, Mr. Libby was an ambassador of auto           than 350 newspapers representing the 6 New England states.
racing, particularly Maine auto racing, for nearly 55 years. In       Bobbie Hanstein was awarded a second-place honor in the
2004, he was inducted into the Maine Motor Sports Hall of Fame        contest's General News Story category and Steve Bull won a
and was honored in 2006 with induction into the New England           second-place honor in the contest's Humorist Columnist
Auto Racers Hall of Fame. He was also passionate about fly-           category. We send our congratulations to Ms. Hanstein and Mr.
fishing. He will be greatly missed and fondly remembered by his       Bull and to the team at the Franklin Journal on exceptional work;
loving family, friends and colleagues; (IN MEMORIAM) (HLS             (HLS 1685)
1677)                                                                      Philip B. Harrington, of Manchester, a member of Boy Scout
     Jeff Manchester, of Gorham, a senior at Gorham High School       Troop No. 622, who has attained the high rank and distinction of
who has been nominated to the 2006 McDonald's All-American            Eagle Scout. This award is the highest award in Boy Scouting
High School Basketball Team. We extend our congratulations to         and is given for excellence in skills development, leadership,
Jeff on this achievement; (HLS 1678)                                  personal growth and community service.            We extend our
     Robert R. Doyle, of Gorham, beloved husband, father and          congratulations to Philip on this accomplishment; (HLS 1686)
grandfather. He and his wife Evlyn Yarumian Doyle were married             the members of the John Bapst Memorial High School Jazz
for 33 years. Mr. Doyle began his career in the gasoline              Band, on their performances at the District V Jazz Competition.
business working for the C.N. Brown Co. as a district supervisor      The musicians earned the highest possible rating of "1" with a
and leasing his own garages in Portland and Gorham. In 1989,          total score of 90.5 out of 100 points.            We extend our
he built a convenience store named 3-D Variety and went on to         congratulations to the band on its accomplishment; (HLS 1687)
establish and own businesses such as 3-D Energy, 3-D Storage               Justin Bousfield, of Glenburn, a member of the John Bapst
and Redemption and Deer Pond Variety. Mr. Doyle excelled in           Memorial High School Jazz Band, on winning a top honors award
sports in high school and continued with his love of baseball by      for solo performance on piano at the District V Jazz Competition.
playing in the Twilight League and the Over 40 League. He was         We send Justin our congratulations and best wishes on this
active in Babe Ruth Leagues and enjoyed coaching his son's            accomplishment; (HLS 1688)
teams. He was an assistant coach at St. Joseph's College for 12            Bill Laughlin, of Levant, Penobscot County Deputy Sheriff, on
years. Mr. Doyle will be remembered as a person with a big            the occasion of his retirement. He has been a contract deputy for
heart and a caring and generous spirit and will be dearly missed      the Town of Hermon since 1996. His tenure in Hermon was
by all who knew him; (IN MEMORIAM) (HLS 1679)                         preceded by 28 years of service with the University of Maine's
     Cheryl Lee Rust, owner of Le Garage Restaurant in                Department of Public Safety. We acknowledge his many years of
Wiscasset, who is the recipient of the Maine Tourism Award for        dedicated service to his profession and to the community. We
Food Service. The award was presented by the Maine Office of          extend our congratulations and best wishes to him on his well-
Tourism and the Maine Tourism Commission at the annual                deserved retirement; (HLS 1689)
Governor's Conference on Tourism in Augusta. These awards                  United States Army Specialist Joshua Humble, of Appleton,
are given to those who lead by example in making Maine an             during a security patrol in Baghdad, Iraq. Specialist Humble
attractive destination for visitors.        Le Garage has been        attended Camden Hills Regional High School in Rockport and he
recognized as one of the midcoast's finest restaurants and has        enlisted in the United States Army in January 2004. He was
been featured in national magazines. Ms. Rust, in addition to her     trained as a cavalry scout and was a member of the 10th
work in the restaurant, is also an active volunteer. She serves on    Mountain Division based at Fort Drum, New York. He was the
the board of directors for the Miles Hospital and the Midcoast        recipient of the Purple Heart and the Army Achievement Medal.
Hospital. We extend our congratulations to Cheryl Lee Rust on         We acknowledge his dedicated service and we recognize the
her receiving this well-deserved honor; (HLS 1680)                    ultimate sacrifice he made for his country. He will be greatly
     Kevin Cooper, of Buxton, coach of the Bonny Eagle High           missed and long remembered by his loving family, his friends and
School Football team, on his being named Coach of the Year by         his grateful State and Nation; (IN MEMORIAM) (HLS 1690)
the Maine Sunday Telegram and the Southwestern Maine                       Francis J. Megno, of Millinocket, on his retirement after 30
Activities Association. Coach Cooper's team won the 2005 Class        years of dedicated service to the Knights of Columbus Council
A State Championship for the second year in a row, and one of         #680 as Financial Secretary. We extend our congratulations and
his students, John Weichman, won the prestigious James J.             best wishes to him; (HLS 1691)

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                                             LEGISLATIVE RECORD - HOUSE APPENDIX
                                               December 1, 2004 to December 5, 2006

     Frederick Kingsbury Bull II, of Freeport, as he celebrates his        James E. Ryan, of Hampden, on the occasion of his
80th Birthday, May 22, 2006. Born in New York City and raised         retirement from the Orono State Police Barracks as the
in Litchfield, Connecticut, he volunteered to serve in World War II   Emergency Communications Specialist Supervisor. Mr. Ryan
and eventually served stateside in the United States Air Force as     began his career as a Police Communications Operator on
an engineer after the war and during the Korean War. After his        August 27, 1973 and was promoted to Supervisor on April 7,
service, he lived in New York City, where he pursued his interest     1985. We sincerely thank Mr. Ryan for his dedicated service and
in photography, doing freelance work for LOOK Magazine. He            wish him well as he moves on to join Penobscot County as the
also pursued a career in theater and stagecraft. While living and     Director of the Regional Communications Center. He will also be
working in North Carolina during the 1950s and working in             serving as a Reserve Police Officer ;with the Town of Hampden.
theatrical set construction and lighting, he taught stagecraft to     We extend our best wishes to Officer Ryan in his retirement;
noted actor Andy Griffith. Mr. Bull married Susan Leigh Bartlett      (HLS 1700)
and together they discovered Maine and developed a lasting love            Martin "Greg" Curtis, of Avon, on January 2, 2006. Serving
for our State. They commuted regularly from Connecticut to            his 5th year as a Selectman for the Town of Avon, and intending
engage in outdoor activities, such as skiing at Pleasant Mountain     to run again in March before becoming ill, Mr. Curtis had been
in Bridgton, where they both became certified members of the          named one of the Town of Avon's Noteworthy Residents. He and
National Ski Patrol. By 1967, they moved here permanently,            his wife, Sandra, were great volunteers for the town for its
making their home in Freeport. During his nearly 40 years in          C