Legislative record house appendix



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Leona Wentworth, of Otisfield, on the special occasion of her 100th Birthday, and in extending our congratulations and best wishes to her; (HLS 687)

Martin Wiley, of Otisfield, on the occasion of his 90th Birthday, and in extending our congratulations and best wishes to him; (HLS 688)

Charles Millett, of Mechanic Falls, who has been awarded the title of "Marine of the Year" by the Western Maine Detachment of the Marine Corps League for 2003. We extend our congratulations to him on this honor; (HLS 689)

Michael K. McGovern, of Cape Elizabeth, for his 25 years of dedicated service to the Town of Cape Elizabeth. Mr. McGovern began in 1978 as Administrative Assistant and was promoted to Town Manager in 1985. He was named Manager of the Year. He has served as president of both the Maine Town and City Management Association and the Maine Municipal Association. He has been a member of various state, local, and regional task forces, planning committees and boards, including the Greater Portland Council of Governments, the Portland Area Comprehensive Transportation Committee, the United Way, the Red Cross, the South Portland/Cape Elizabeth Rotary Club and the South Portland/Cape Elizabeth Chamber of Commerce. We extend our appreciation to Mr. McGovern for his commitment and dedication to the people of Cape Elizabeth; (HLS 690)

Della Holt, a longtime resident of Norway, beloved wife of the late Stephen E. Klament and a 30-year employee of the J.J. Newberry store. Mrs. Klament was an active member of the Stone-Smart Post #82 American Legion Auxiliary and the Universalist Church of Norway and was a proud Republican. During World War II, she was a volunteer driver for the American Red Cross. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends; (HLS 691)

Terry Buchanan, of North Monmouth, on the occasion of her retirement at the conclusion of a 20-year teaching career. Ms. Buchanan has spent the last 17 years teaching in the Monmouth School System. We extend our appreciation to her for her commitment to the youth of Monmouth and wish her the best as she begins this new phase in her life; (HLS 692)

Richard Charity, Sr., of Benton, who will receive his diploma from Lawrence High School 60 years after earning it. Drafted during his senior year, he missed his high school graduation due to World War II. Mr. Charity was a member of Company B, 326th Glider Infantry Regiment of the U.S. Army's 13th Airborne Division and was the recipient of numerous awards including the Good Conduct Medal, the Victory Medal, an American Theater Campaign ribbon, a European, African and Middle Eastern Campaign ribbon, an Expert Infantry badge, an Expert Rifle Sharpshooter Carbine badge and a Glider badge. His graduation will be shared with his grandson, Richard Charity, III, who is a member of the 2003 graduating class at Lawrence High School. We send our congratulations and best wishes to both of these graduates on this milestone in their lives; (HLS 693)

Nicholas Foley, of Naples, on his being accepted to participate as a member of the Maine People to People Student Ambassador Program to England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales this summer. He is an eighth-grade student at Lake Region Middle School. By participating in this 21-day program of exchange with government officials and other students, Nicholas will earn academic credit because of the educational elements. We extend our congratulations to Nicholas on his being selected as a member of this program and wish him the best in this rewarding experience; (HLS 694)

Kamden Burke, of Naples, who is the recipient of the Silver Medal at the Whistler Cup International Ski Competition. Twenty-six countries sent their best 13-year-old and 14-year-old racers to compete in the Whistler Cup. Kamden is the top-ranked 14-year-old ski racer in the United States and now is ranked 2nd in the world. We extend our congratulations to Kamden on this notable accomplishment in an international competition and wish him the best in future ski events; (HLS 695)

Christopher Duperry, of Waterville, a member of Boy Scout Troop No. 436, who has earned the high rank and distinction of Eagle Scout. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Christopher on this accomplishment; (HLS 696)

Ann L. Smith, of Rockland, who is retiring as a teacher at Rockland District Middle School, a position she has held since 1981. We send our appreciation to her for her dedication and commitment to the education of the youth of our State and extend to her our congratulations and best wishes on this occasion; (HLS 697)

Daniel W. Andrews, of Northport, who is retiring as a teacher at Rockland District High School, a position he has held since 1978. We send our appreciation to him for his dedication and commitment to the education of the youth of our State and extend to him our congratulations and best wishes on this occasion; (HLS 698)

Patricia D. Snow, of Owls Head, who is retiring as a teacher at the Gilford Butler School in South Thomaston, a position she has held since 1978. We send our appreciation to her for her dedication and commitment to the youth of our State and extend our congratulations and best wishes on this occasion; (HLS 699)

Maxine Jordan, of Thomaston, who is retiring as a teacher at the MacDougal School in Rockland, a position she has held since 1974. We send our appreciation to her for her dedication and commitment to the education of the youth of our State and extend to her our congratulations and best wishes on this occasion; (HLS 700)

Donald J. Kanicki, of Rockland, who is retiring as the Superintendent of Schools for M.S.A.D. #5, a position he has held since 1991. We send our appreciation to him for his dedication and commitment to the district and extend to him our congratulations and best wishes on this occasion; (HLS 701)

Thomas G. Cox, of Camden, who is retiring as a teacher at Rockland District High School after 39 years of dedication and commitment to the education of the youth of our State. We send Mr. Cox our congratulations and best wishes on this occasion; (HLS 702)

Karina B. Snow, of Spruce Head, who has earned the distinction of being named Valedictorian of the 2003 graduating class of Rockland District High School. We send our congratulations to Karina on this achievement and extend to her our best wishes on her future endeavors; (HLS 703)

Amanda Pierce, of Owl's Head, who has earned the distinction of being named Salutatorian of the 2003 graduating class of Rockland District High School. We send our congratulations to Amanda on this achievement and extend to her our best wishes on her future endeavors; (HLS 704)

Steven Fellows, of Rockland, who has earned the distinction of being named Salutatorian of the 2003 graduating class at the University of Maine. Steven, Valedictorian of his 1999 Rockland District High School graduating class, majored in finance and economics and plans to establish a career in money management and investment. We send our congratulations to him and extend our best wishes for a very successful future; (HLS 705)

Harding O. Wentzell, of Mexico, who died in the line of duty while responding to a fire call. Mr. Wentzell, a 1986 retiree from the Oxford Paper Company, was the beloved husband of Edith Taylor Wentzell. He was a longtime firefighter with the Mexico Fire Department and in recent years had served as the Captain of the Traffic Squad. He belonged to the Maine State Federation of Fire Fighters and was a member of the Hawks Search and Rescue Team. In 2003, he received the George Downes Memorial Fire Fighter of the Year Award. Mr. Wentzell was a World War II veteran, and served in England, Germany and France. He belonged to the Rumford Baptist Church and the Mexico Baptist Church, serving as a deacon in both churches. He was active in all aspects of Youth Fellowships and during the 1950s and 1960s was an Assistant Scout Master of Virginia Troop #181 and a member of the Order of the Arrow. Mr. Wentzell will be greatly missed by his loving family and many friends; (IN MEMORIAM) (HLS 706)

Phyllis Craige, of Bath, on the occasion of her 90th birthday, June 28, 2003. She is a devoted mother, friend and excellent role model. She took a typing course at Bailey Evening School when in her 70s and she worked in the Sagadahoc County Probate Court for about 12 years until she retired. She is an avid bridge player and cribbage player and plays weekly at the Senior Center. She attends the Corliss Street Baptist Church and belongs to the Grange and a book club. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to her on this very special occasion; (HLS 707)

the following top 10 graduating students in the Mt. Ararat class of 2003: Joel Witmer, of Topsham; Jessica Mayo, of Bowdoin; Melinda Favreau, of Topsham; Jennifer Mayo, of Bowdoin; Megan Karonis, of Topsham; Allison D. Labbe, of Topsham; Orissa Moulton, of Bowdoin; Emily Geis, of Topsham; Vivien Kim Chinnapongse, of Topsham; and Audrey Erickson, of Topsham. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to them on their achievements; (HLS 708)

Retha Dunn, of Gray, who has been recognized by the People's Regional Opportunity Program, an organization that coordinates the foster grandparent program, for her 30 years of dedicated commitment as a foster grandparent helping generations of children in Gray. Mrs. Dunn and her husband raised 4 children and welcomed a number of foster children into their home. During the past several years, as part of the foster grandparent program, Mrs. Dunn has volunteered in the second grade class at the Russell Elementary School. Currently 94 years old and affectionately referred to as Grammy Dunn by all, she plans to continue volunteering. We send our thanks to Mrs. Dunn for her 30 years as a foster grandparent; (HLS 709)

Elizabeth Edgecomb, of Limestone, who has been crowned Miss Maine 2003. In addition to this honor, Elizabeth represented Maine as the Cherry Blossom Princess at the National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, D.C. in April. Despite her busy schedule, Elizabeth continues to pursue her degree in music education, with a piano concentration, at the University of Southern Maine. The new Miss Maine will travel to Washington, D.C. September 5, 2003 to lobby legislators for her platform, "Empowering Youth Through Music." She will also participate in the Miss America pageant on September 20, 2003. We send our congratulations and best wishes to Elizabeth on this occasion; (HLS 710)

James Chico Hernandez, of Washburn, for capturing 2 World Wrestling Championships at the Sixth Annual AAU World Ironman Wrestling Championships held at Knoxville, Tennessee on May 23 to 26, 2003. Having won 9 fights in a row, both in the Senior Open divisions and the Masters division, Chico has accumulated 31 National AAU All-American titles as well as 9 world titles. This past year, Chico was featured on the back of Wheaties Energy Crunch breakfast cereal as an Everyday Champion. We extend our congratulations to Chico for this notable accomplishment; (HLS 711)

Clint W. P. Carter, of Crouseville, who has earned the distinction of being named co-Salutatorian of the 2003 graduating class of Washburn District High School. Clint is a DARE role model and a member of the National Honor Society, the Civil Rights Team, the French Club and various varsity sports. He is the recipient of numerous awards including a listing in Who's Who Among American High School Students and the School Citizenship Award. Clint also has achieved the highest academic average in physics, college biology, physical education and algebra I. He will attend the University of Maine at Orono and major in Landscape Horticulture. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Clint on his achievements; (HLS 712)

Kristi Lynn Fitzpatrick, of Wade, who has earned the distinction of being named Valedictorian of the 2003 graduating class of Washburn District High School. Kristi has served as Senior Class President and Secretary/Treasurer of the National Honor Society. She is a recipient of the Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership Award and was a Dirigo Girls State Delegate. She is a Maine Principals' Association award recipient and plans to attend the University of Maine at Presque Isle to major in Business Management-Management Information Systems. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Kristi on her achievements; (HLS 713)

Ashley Dawn Thibodeau, of Washburn, who has earned the distinction of being named co-Salutatorian of the 2003 graduating class of Washburn District High School. Ashley is a member of the National Honor Society, the French Club and the Drama Club. She is involved with the Christian Youth Ministry and does community service. She is the recipient of various awards, including the Computer Education Award, the Poetry Award and the School Citizenship Award. She will attend the University of Maine at Presque Isle to major in Behavioral Sciences and minor in Criminal Justice. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Ashley on her achievements; (HLS 714)

Peggy Day, of Gray, on her retirement from the Board of Directors of Westbrook's Mission Possible Teen Center. Ms. Day is a longtime Mission Possible board member and volunteer. She has recently served as secretary of the board and has been a key force in its Annual Gala and Talent Shows. Her skills and dedication have been wonderful, particularly in helping new board members learn their roles. She has worked with the center's teens on arts and crafts projects, cooking and homework. She has been a mentor, a chaperon and best buddy and friend and has played games with the youth at the center. Peggy has quietly contributed in many unseen ways to Mission Possible. We extend our appreciation to Peggy for her generosity and her "can do" spirit; (HLS 715)

Peter Curran, of South Portland, on his retirement from the Board of Directors of Westbrook's Mission Possible Teen Center. Mr. Curran represented the interests of Westbrook's high school students on the original Mission Possible Board. He brought with him the experience of working with youth and years of experience in board governance. He is a former member of the House of Representatives, serving in the 107th and 108th Legislatures. Serving as a founding director since 1996 and treasurer since 2000, he has devoted countless hours to the center. His integrity and questioning nature have served the board well. Peter also was honored with a WCSH Six Who Care Award for his work with Mission Possible and many other volunteer projects, including the Boy Scouts and the Westbrook Food Pantry. We extend our appreciation to Peter for his service and judgment in making Mission Possible a safe space for the youth of Westbrook; (HLS 716)

Bruce Dyer, of Westbrook, on his retirement from the Board of Directors of Westbrook's Mission Possible Teen Center. Mr. Dyer is the founding president of Mission Possible. In 1996 he brought together a board that represented many interests in Westbrook. Through the entire process, he never wavered in his faith or dedication. Bruce was the recipient of a Jefferson Award for his community work with Mission Possible. We extend our appreciation to Bruce for his conviction, service and dedication to the idea and reality of Mission Possible; (HLS 717)

Lieutenant Steven Edmondson, of Topsham, on the occasion of his retirement after 27 years as a police officer with the Topsham Police Department. We acknowledge his unselfish dedication to the town and people of Topsham and extend our very best wishes to him on his retirement; (HLS 718)

the Northern Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery Committee in appreciation of its efforts in establishing the Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Caribou. We express our gratitude to committee chair Peter F. Miesburger for his exemplary leadership and to the members of the committee for their tireless efforts in making the cemetery a reality; (HLS 719)

Anna Toner, of Fairfield, on being named the 2003 winner of the Secretary of State's Good Citizen Award at Lawrence High School. Anna is an honor roll student and participates in athletics and drama. She has volunteered many hours for the school's Channel 3 news team, the Civil Rights Team and fund raising activities for the American Heart Association. She is a very positive role model in her school and community. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Anna on her receiving this recognition; (HLS 720)

Avery W. Kelley, of Beals, who passed away peacefully at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington, Massachusetts surrounded by his loving family. His brother-in-law Lessie White had donated part of his liver to Avery to give him more needed time with his family. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War, proudly serving in the United States Army as a Private First Class. Following that, he served in the United States Coast Guard Reserves for 10 years as a Boatswain's Mate 2nd Class. His greatest love was the ocean and he was an avid storyteller and historian. He was a member of the American Legion of Jonesport, the Beals Historical Society and several fraternal organizations. He will be greatly missed by his family and many friends; (IN MEMORIAM) (HLS 721)

Richard Read, of Lewiston, on the occasion of his retirement from the Lisbon School District. He has worked as an administrator and principal of Lisbon High School since 1975, a career he can reflect on with pride. Richard is a man of principles, a truly moral man whose honesty and integrity are unquestioned. Although the work of an educational leader is challenging and time-consuming, Richard always finds time for parents, students and others who need to see him, whether to complain or to praise. He exemplifies loyalty, dedication and commitment to education and his students. We extend our sincere thanks for his efforts on behalf of Maine's students; (HLS 722)

the Reverend James Doherty, of Saco, Pastor of Most Holy Trinity Parish Community, on the occasion of the 25th Anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood as a member of the Order of the Holy Cross, on June 10, 1978. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to him on this anniversary; (HLS 723)

Cedric and Emily Shaw, of Littleton, for their efforts to collect and preserve the historical artifacts that have become the core of the collection of the Southern Aroostook Agricultural Museum and for their work to ensure the long-term success of the museum. We extend our thanks and congratulations to them; (HLS 724)

Walter B. Sleeper, of Woolwich, who, 58 years after leaving high school to serve in the military, has received his high school diploma. A retired pipe fitter from Bath Iron Works, Mr. Sleeper was a student at Mechanic Falls High School in 1945 when he felt a call to serve his country during World War II. He received his well-deserved diploma in a special ceremony at Poland Regional High School on February 26, 2003. We send Mr. Sleeper our congratulations and best wishes on this occasion; (HLS 725)

Germaine DeGruttla, of Lewiston, who served the City of Lewiston as a social welfare worker, assisting the needy and underserved. During her tenure, she also served as the president of the Lewiston Municipal Association and as the chief steward for the Maine State Employees Association Local 5, City of Lewiston. A politically active Democrat, she was recognized in Who's Who of American Politics. She was a member of the State Democratic Committee for 3 terms, chairperson of the Androscoggin County Democratic Committee for 2 terms as well as treasurer for 2 terms. She was the chairperson of the Androscoggin Women Democrats for 4 terms and served as the Maine chairperson for several state and local fundraising events, including receptions for former President Jimmy Carter and Rosalynn Carter and Senator John Glenn. She served on many committees, especially those representing charity efforts, and she was initiated as a woman Elk of the local lodge. She will be remembered as a dedicated mother and grandmother, a loyal friend and a compassionate, giving and unique woman; (IN MEMORIAM) (HLS 726)

the life of Evelyn Dixon, of Sanford, on the occasion of Flag Day ceremonies held at Sanford Health Care Facility in "Mayor" Dixon's honor. Evelyn Dixon was a resident of the Sanford Health Care Facility for 5 years prior to her death on April 23, 2003. Loved by all, she was known as the "Mayor of Sanford Health Care" because she greeted everyone who walked through the doors of the facility. She was a joy to all and her smile was as big as her heart. She cared for everyone and will be greatly missed; (IN MEMORIAM) (HLS 727)

the Catherine McAuley High School Girls Basketball Team, winners of the Class A State Championship. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to the following members: Regina Champagne, Elizabeth Clark, Kara Ebrahim, Sarah Marshall, Gabby Stone, Marissa Berne, Danielle Gagnon, Chelsea Goslin, Vanessa Lux, Laura Ridge, Tara Beaulieu, Kelly Ebrahim, Courtney Powers, Carolyn Freeman and Elyse LaFond; assistant coaches Will Smith, Julie Volger and Rachel Knox; Managers Katie Foster and Margo Roy; and head coach Elizabeth Rickett; (HLS 728)

Priscilla Schumm, of Springfield, on the occasion of her retirement as Pastor of the Springfield Congregational Church which she has served since 1993. In her 40 years of ministry, Pastor Schumm has served communities in Germany and throughout the United States. Committed always to faithfully and compassionately caring for all of God's children, she has focused her ministry on the importance of family values, often using her own strengths in music and storytelling to foster spiritual growth. J.S. Bach's motto, "Soli Deo Gloria," "to God alone be the glory" could well be hers. We send Pastor Schumm our appreciation for her years of ministering to people throughout the world and extend to her our best wishes in her retirement; (HLS 729)

the memory of the late Honorable Tony Tammaro, of Baileyville, upon the renaming of the Washington County portion of Route 9 as the Tony Tammaro Memorial Highway. Tony, an effective state legislator and member of the Baileyville Town Council, was passionate about improvements to Route 9. He was also a longtime sports officiator and in 1994 was inducted into the Maine Sports Hall of Fame. This highway designation is a fitting tribute to a gentleman so well-known and respected throughout his community and state; (HLS 730)

the Honorable Theodore H. Heidrich and Eleanor R. Heidrich, of Oxford, on the occasion of their 50th Wedding Anniversary. They were married in Lakeview, New York at the Church of the Good Shepard on June 13, 1953. They are both very active in their family, community and church. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to them on this very special occasion; (HLS 731)

the George E. Jack School Odyssey of the Mind Teams. Odyssey of the Mind is an international creative problem-solving program that fosters students' creativity and team-building skills. We extend our congratulations to the "A Scene From Above" Team, which captured 2nd place, and the "Fooled Ya" Team, which placed 5th at the State Tournament; (HLS 732)

Alton Hawk II, of China, member of the 2003 graduating class at Erskine Academy, who has had a perfect attendance record throughout his school years. In addition to his unblemished attendance record, Alton has been a member of the Latin and German clubs and the choir and is a member of the Destination Imagination Team. He is also a martial arts student and works part-time at a local furniture store. We send him our congratulations on this achievement and extend our best wishes to him in his future endeavors; (HLS 733)

the Honorable Ian MacInnes, of Bangor, a man who was well known for his dedication to the law and to the courts of Maine, which he served for 50 years. Affectionately known by many as "Judge Mac," he was appointed to the District Court bench in 1962 and later elevated to the Superior Court bench, where he continued to hear cases until the late 1990s. Judge MacInnes was highly respected for his integrity, work ethic and judicial temperament. He was active in community affairs, and he particularly liked helping young people. He will be greatly missed by his loving family, former colleagues and many friends; (HLS 734)



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