Legislative record house appendix



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Lawrence E. and Marion L. (Fowler) Boss, of East Millinocket, on the occasion of their 50th Wedding Anniversary, February 13, 2004. They are lifelong residents of the Katahdin area and active in the Calvary Temple Assembly of God in East Millinocket. Mr. and Mrs. Boss have 3 children, 5 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to them on this very special occasion; (HLS 1077)

Alex Nichols, of South Berwick, a member of Boy Scout Troop # 338, who has attained the high rank and distinction of Eagle Scout. Alex's leadership project was creating a stencil that he used to paint the message "Dump No Waste-Leads to River" on signs that he posted near storm drains throughout South Berwick. The intention was to make the citizens aware that the drains did not go to a sewage treatment plant, but rather into the river. We commend him for his dedication to this environmental project for his community and extend our congratulations and best wishes to him on this achievement; (HLS 1078)

the Sea Cadets, of Mahoney Middle School in South Portland, the League Cadets of CG Group Portland Division and T/S Nicholas FFG and their leaders, Lieutenant Roger A. Sabourin and LCDR G. David Carchia, on the occasion of their 3rd Annual Inspection. The Sea Cadets and their leaders have been outstanding citizens and have participated in many forms of community service, from the laying of 4000 wreaths at the Togus National Cemetery to raking leaves for the senior citizens in South Portland. We extend our appreciation to them for their dedication to the State and to the City of South Portland; (HLS 1079)

Theresa "Tessie" Libbey, of Mattawamkeag, on the occasion of her 90th birthday, February 5, 2004. Mrs. Libbey has been an active, respected member and officer in the Order of the Eastern Star. She has been a kind and loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother to her immediate family and has extended her love, kindness and generosity to many others who have adopted her as a second mother. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Mrs. Libbey on this very special occasion; (HLS 1080)

Russell L. Sansbury, of Auburn, a longtime employee of the U.S. Botanic Gardens in Washington, D.C, who retired as a foreman at the gardens' Poplar Point Nursery. In the 8 greenhouses with a crew of about 8 men, he had the care of the azalea collection between showings at the conservatory, also caring for many other varieties of plants and shrubs. Mr. Sansbury was also the principal grower for all the cut flowers and flowering plants shown at the conservatory and used by Congress and other governmental functions. After retiring to Auburn, he was one of the directors of the S.P.C.A., serving on several committees for the maintenance of the shelter. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Force, a member of Friends of the Auburn Public Library and a member of the Auburn United Methodist Church where he served as the financial secretary and cared for the church's planter. He will be remembered by his family and friends for his generous, thoughtful, caring nature and for his sense of humor. We send our sympathy to his wife, Doris Clifford Sansbury, and his many nieces and nephews; (IN MEMORIAM) (HLS 1081)

Anthony "Tony" Lekakos, of Biddeford, who has been named the Great Person of the Year by the Courier newspaper. Mr. Lekakos is a custodian at the Saco Middle School and is well-known for his dedicated work ethic and his willingness to take on more than his primary custodial duties. Well-liked by all, he is truly a people person and he cares greatly for the students in his school. We send our congratulations and best wishes to him on this occasion; (HLS 1082)

Donald Daigle, of Fort Kent, beloved husband of Francoise Daigle, a special education teacher for 30 years at Fort Kent Community High School and a coach of both basketball and track and field. Mr. Daigle was a member of the C.O.F. and the Knights of Columbus Council No. 1934. He was a member of several professional organizations, including the Maine Education Association and the National Education Association. In 2002 he received the Who's Who Among Teachers Award. Mr. Daigle will be greatly missed by his loving family, friends and colleagues and especially all of his students whom he cherished and adored; (IN MEMORIAM) (HLS 1083)

Roland Donald Pelletier, of New Limerick, beloved husband of Viola (Fongemie) Pelletier, father and grandfather, son and and brother. Mr. Pelletier was born in Sinclair and was raised in northern Aroostook County. He was employed by the Maine Warden Service for 22 years and retired in 1988. He was recently working as a United States Immigration Inspector. We acknowledge his dedicated years of service to the State and to the Nation. He will be greatly missed by his loving family, his peers and colleagues and his many friends; (IN MEMORIAM) (HLS 1084)

James F. Dore, of Lyman, for his 24 years of service with the Goodwins Mills Fire-Rescue. During his tenure, James served as a fire officer from 1982 to 1995 and as a forest fire warden since 1984. He served several terms as its corporation president and was a member of its board of trustees. As a past president of the Fire Investigators of York County and current member of the board of directors, James' strong sense of commitment toward public safety remains firm. James also lends his knowledge and expertise to the Maine Chapter of the International Association of Arson Investigators, of which he is a charter member. We wish to thank James for his ongoing devotion toward keeping the public safe and secure; (HLS 1085)

Gary R. Sawyer, of Winthrop, on the occasion of his retirement after 41 years of dedicated state service. Mr. Sawyer retired from the Department of Behavioral and Developmental Services as Department Information Service Manager on January 30, 2004 after 22 years of distinguished service with that department. In 1962, he started his career as a groundskeeper and by 1966, he was the Planning Assistant for the Highway Commission. He next served with the Maine Criminal Justice and Planning Assistance Agency, before moving to the department from which he retired. His loyalty, dependability and knowledge will be greatly missed. We extend our sincere congratulations and join his many friends and family in wishing him a well-deserved retirement; (HLS 1086)

C. Brewster Earle and Genieve (Wallace) Earle, of Northboro, Massachusetts and Boothbay Harbor, on the occasion of their 50th Wedding Anniversary, June 19, 2004. They have 3 children and 5 grandchildren. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to them on this special occasion; (HLS 1087)

Boy Scout Troop and Cub Scout Pack 8, of Bangor, which are celebrating the Pack's 25th Anniversary on January 31, 2004. The First United Methodist Church of Bangor chartered the Troop and the Pack. There are currently 36 boys in the Cub Scout Pack, and over the 25 years 22 boys have achieved the high rank of Eagle Scout through the Troop. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to the past and present members and we thank Cubmaster Glenn E. Mower for his dedicated service; (HLS 1088)

John W. Powell, Jr. and Anne B. Powell, of Madison, on the occasion of their 60th Wedding Anniversary, February 12, 2004. They have 2 children and one grandchild. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to them on this very special occasion; (HLS 1089)

David Shields, of Kennebunk, for almost 30 years of service as a Selectman of the Town of Kennebunk. He also served as a Kennebunk firefighter from 1961 to 1994 and retired as Assistant Fire Chief. The Kennebunk Fire Rescue is honoring him as a charter member of the department's Wall of Honor. We acknowledge David Shields' many years of service to his community and we extend our congratulations and best wishes to him; (HLS 1090)

John Thyng, of Kennebunk, for 42 and a half years of firefighter service, and for being named "Unicel Firefighter of the Year." He is being honored by Kennebunk Fire Rescue as a charter member of that department's Wall of Honor. We acknowledge his many years of dedicated service to his community and we extend our congratulations and best wishes to him; (HLS 1091)

Willis Wilson, of Kennebunk Lower Village, for 38 years of firefighter service in the Washington Hose Fire Company. The oldest serving member, he is being honored by Kennebunk Fire Rescue as a charter member of the department's Wall of Honor. We acknowledge Willis Wilson's years of dedicated service to his community and we extend our congratulations and best wishes to him; (HLS 1092)

Richard Carter, of Bethel, for his many years of dedication and service to his community. Mr. Carter is considered to be one of the Town of Bethel's most outstanding citizens. He was a member of the class of 1933 at Gould Academy and since his graduation he has continued to work on his family's dairy farm. Richard Carter became a certified tree farmer and helped Albert Nutting and Spike Leonard mark one of the first woodlots in the State to be selectively harvested. He has served as a selectman for his town and has served 10 years on the Oxford County Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Committee. We send Richard Carter our thanks for his commitment to Oxford County's agricultural community and extend our best wishes to him for his continued success and health in the future; (HLS 1093)

Brock Arthur Bessey, of Ashland, a member of Boy Scout Troop No. 179, who has attained the high rank and distinction of Eagle Scout. We extend our congratulations to Brock on this accomplishment; (HLS 1094)

Larry W. Higgins, of Auburn, husband of Lorraine Lefebvre Higgins, a veteran of the United States Marine Corps and a well-known local retailer. Mr. Higgins was the owner and operator of Higgins Sports Center, Incorporated of Auburn. He was a member of numerous clubs and organizations, including the Auburn Exchange Club, Ducks Unlimited and the Auburn Skeet Club. He was also a charter member of C.A.D.A. and a life member of the National Rifle Association. Mr. Higgins will be greatly missed by his loving family and many friends; (HLS 1095)

Kris Doody-Chabre, of Caribou, who has been selected to receive the Legion of Honor Bronze Medallion, the second-highest award bestowed by the Chapel of Four Chaplains. The award is given for outstanding contributions to the well-being of others at the national or world level, to world peace or to interfaith and interethnic understanding. Ms. Doody-Chabre, the CEO of Cary Medical Center, was chosen for her work in the veterans' community. We send our congratulations and best wishes to Kris Doody-Chabre on her receiving this prestigious award; (HLS 1096)

the Caribou Utilities District, which has received the Outstanding Operation Award by the Maine Rural Water Association. The award is presented to a facility that has made significant improvements to its facility to better serve its customers and to protect public health and the environment. We send our congratulations and best wishes to the Caribou Utilities District on this occasion; (HLS 1097)

LaForest A. Gardiner, Sr., of Sherman Mills, a prominent potato farmer for more than 50 years. Mr. Gardiner served as a selectman for the Town of Sherman and was the chairman of Sherman Olde Home Days. He was a 57-year member of the Molunkus Lodge No. 165 and for many years was a member of AF&AM of Sherman and the Anah Shriners of Bangor. Mr. Gardiner will be greatly missed by his family and many friends; (HLS 1098)

February 12, 2004, as YMCA Alliance of Maine Legislative Advocacy Day. Assisting Maine children, families and communities is part of the heritage of YMCAs throughout the State. The YMCA Alliance of Maine, representing 17 nonprofit, charitable YMCA facilities, is proud of that heritage and continues to strive for excellence in serving Maine communities. In keeping with their motto, "We build strong kids, strong families and strong communities," the YMCAs serve Mainers of all ages, abilities, income levels and faiths. They provide scholarships, exceptional child care and after-school care programs and epitomize volunteerism. We extend our appreciation to the YMCAs of the State for their continued dedication to the citizens of the State of Maine; (HLS 1099)

Gary Adams, of Lewiston, for his hard work and commitment to the City of Lewiston on the occasion of the Lewiston Ramada Inn's 30th anniversary. Over the years Gary has served the City of Lewiston in many capacities. He has been a city councilor, president of the Rotary Club and president of the Chamber of Commerce. He has worked tirelessly to promote the city that he refers to as a "jewel." We thank Gary for his dedication to the City of Lewiston and its citizens; (HLS 1100)

Kevin Jenkins, of Gorham, on the occasion of his 300th win, in his 20th season as head coach of the Gorham High School varsity boys' basketball team. Mr. Jenkins has served his school and community as a coach, teacher and school administrator. Mr. Jenkins has compassionately touched the lives of those he has worked with in all of his volunteer and professional endeavors. We extend our appreciation to Mr. Jenkins for his commitment to his students and community, and congratulate him upon his achievements; (HLS 1101)

George Howard Dyer, 98, of Otisfield, on the occasion of receiving the Boston Post Cane as the town's oldest citizen and for his lifelong dedication to his community. Mr. Dyer was born in Otisfield and has been very active over the years as Treasurer, Tax Collector, Constable, Selectman and School Board Member. He has been a volunteer at the Market Square Health Care Center. He is also a member of the East Otisfield Free Baptist Church, where he serves as Deacon Emeritus. Town law requires perambulation of the boundaries every 10 years, and as a gift to the town Mr. Dyer has twice walked the 34-mile Town of Otisfield's boundary line, once at the age of 39 and more recently at the age of 95. We acknowledge Mr. George Howard Dyer's remarkable dedication to his community, and we congratulate him on his receiving the Boston Post Cane; (HLS 1102)

Agnes LaPlante, a lifelong resident of Fairfield, on the special occasion of her 90th Birthday, February 21, 2004. Mrs. LaPlante was one of 10 children and is now the only surviving child of her family. She has been a homemaker, a secretary and an employee of Keyes Fibre Company and is a former Town Clerk for the Town of Fairfield. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to her on her birthday; (HLS 1103)

Aviation Machinist Mate First Class Petty Officer Jeffrey Troy Tilton, of Richmond, on the occasion of his retirement as an instructor at the Naval Air Station, Naval Air Reserve Center in Brunswick. Petty Officer Tilton began his military career in 1984 as an aircraft engine mechanic for Patrol Squadron 92 P-3 Orion Aircraft stationed at the Naval Air Station in South Weymouth, Massachusetts and later served as a Quality Assurance Representative at that same station. He joined the Safety Department for the Fleet Logistics Squadron 62 C-130 Hercules Aircraft while stationed at the Naval Air Station in Brunswick and remained in that position until he assumed his current duty as an instructor. We send our congratulations to Petty Officer Jeffrey Troy Tilton on his retirement and extend to him our best wishes in his future endeavors; (HLS 1104)

Richard Batt, of Wilton, President of Franklin Memorial Hospital, who has earned a triple-play in Maine-based awards. During the summer of 2003, he received the Dan Hanley Leadership Award. In receiving this honor, Mr. Batt was recognized for his passion for community health, promoting investments in the health of the whole community and providing access to health care to those who can least afford it. In September of 2003, he was named to the Mainebiz Next List, which recognizes people in the State who have shaped the future of Maine's economy. The third award, the Ruth S. Shaper Memorial Award, given by the Maine Public Health Association, was presented to him for his demonstrating a broad orientation to health promotion and disease prevention that has affected so many lives. We send our appreciation to Mr. Batt for his dedication and contributions to the citizens of his community and extend to him our congratulations and best wishes on his receiving these awards; (HLS 1105)

Melvin "Mickey" Boutilier, of Gorham, recipient of the 3rd annual Lifetime Service Award, sponsored by the John F. Murphy Homes, Inc., for his lifelong dedication to people with mental retardation. Mickey, who is the founder of Special Olympics in Maine, continues to be involved with that organization. He was the first chair of the Consumer Advisory Board and served in that capacity for 23 years. He continues to be a CAB volunteer correspondent. He also chaired the Maine Advisory Committee and served in that capacity for over a decade. We extend our congratulations and appreciation to him for his many years of leadership and advocacy on behalf of persons with mental retardation; (HLS 1106)

the Foxcroft Academy "Ponies" wrestling team, of Dover-Foxcroft, for winning the Class C State Championship on February 7, 2004. It was the first time a Foxcroft Academy wrestling team won the coveted title and is a fitting tribute to Coach Luis Ayala and his exceptional team. We send our congratulations to the Ponies on being crowned the Class C State Wrestling champions; (HLS 1107)

Owen Pratt, of Dover-Foxcroft, on the occasion of his retirement after 30 years of dedicated service to the town. Mr. Pratt will retire as Town Manager on February 27th, after a history of commitment throughout his distinguished years of service to the community. He is a Dover-Foxcroft native and began his town service as the Parks & Recreation Director on August 2, 1974. He was town manager for 26 years. His leadership over that time established a strong record towards the community's progress through involvement in numerous major events that changed the face of the community. He also was a strong supporter of education, which resulted in the Penquis Higher Education Center, a major resource for the region. His role in the town government reached well beyond policies and procedures, into the very heart of Dover-Foxcroft. We extend our sincere congratulations and join his many friends and family in wishing him best wishes on his well-deserved retirement; (HLS 1108)

Patricia Cress, of Eliot, Town Clerk and Tax Collector, on her retirement February 20, 2004, after 24 years of service to the town. Ms. Cress was hired in 1978 as a clerk in the Town Office, and in 1987 she became Deputy Town Clerk, Tax Collector and Motor Vehicle Agent. In 1995, she became the Chair of the Board of Voters and the Registrar of Voters and was promoted to Town Clerk and Tax Collector. We acknowledge her dedicated service to her community and to the State, and we extend our congratulations and best wishes to her on her retirement; (HLS 1109)

Mary Blenk, of Cumberland, who took blue-ribbon honors at the Maine State Pie Championships held in Augusta. Ms. Blenk's one-of-a-kind apple pie recipe has earned her the chance to compete at the 2004 Pillsbury Bake-Off to be held June 26th to 29th in Hollywood, California. In addition to winning first prize in the apple category, she took second prize for her blueberry pie recipe. Having entered her baked goods at agricultural fairs around the State, Ms. Blenk won first place with her apple pie at the Cumberland Fair in 2003 and also garnered another triumph for her blueberry pie at the 2003 Union Fair's Wild Blueberry Contest. Ms. Blenk will be one of only 100 contestants selected from across the country to compete at the biannual Bake-Off in Hollywood. We extend our best wishes to Ms. Blenk as she represents Maine at this national competition; (HLS 1110)

Constance Georgia Hartwell Cincotti, of Otisfield, who celebrated her 92nd Birthday on January 5, 2004. We send our congratulations and best wishes to her on this occasion; (HLS 1111)

Mike Maberry, of Mechanic Falls, who is the recipient of the Americanism Award for Citizenship from the American Legion Post 150 of Mechanic Falls. Mr. Maberry is honored for his initiating and following through on a proposal to bring the Pledge of Allegiance into Poland Regional High School. We extend our congratulations to Mr. Maberry on his receiving this award; (HLS 1112)

Peter Sprague, of East Millinocket, who has attained the high rank and distinction of Eagle Scout. We extend our congratulations to Peter on this accomplishment; (HLS 1114)

James E. Murray, Jr., of Cape Elizabeth, a prominent and active member of his community. Mr. Murray served in the United States Army and later in the United States Air Force during the Korean Conflict. He received his law degree from the Maine School of Law and was employed by Allstate Insurance Company for 30 years, serving as Senior Market Claims Manager. After his retirement in 1987, he worked as an insurance consultant for Commercial Union Insurance. He was on the Board of Selectmen in Cape Elizabeth and was a member of the school board. He was a member of the advisory board for the Cape Elizabeth Fort Williams Advisory Commission. He also was past president and founder of the Cape Boosters and past president of the Little League. Mr. Murray was on the building committee at St. Bartholomew's Church and also volunteered at the soup kitchen on Preble Street in Portland. He will be greatly missed by his wife of 49 years, Marjorie, and his family, friends and neighbors; (In MEMORIUM) (HLS 1115)

Spencer Hawkes, of Gorham, who has attained the high rank and distinction of Eagle Scout. We extend our congratulations to Spencer on this accomplishment; (HLS 1116)

David Proctor, of Gorham, who has attained the high rank and distinction of Eagle Scout. We extend our congratulations to David on this accomplishment; (HLS 1117)

Joanna White, of Strong, who has been recognized by the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards as a Distinguished Finalist for her impressive participation in community service. Joanna is a senior at Mt. Abram Regional High School. She performs a wide variety of volunteer tasks that benefit her community. She participates in substance abuse education programs, mentors needy children, teaches classes in life skills, helps at Red Cross blood drives, collects donations of food for needy families, raises funds for community projects, works for the Maine Foster Care program and participates in faith-based mission projects and other education initiatives. We are proud to recognize her dedication and selfless commitment to her school and community; (HLS 1118)

the members of the Mt. Blue High School wrestling team, who captured the Eastern A regional championship and placed 6th out of 22 schools in the 2004 State Class A Championship. Members of the team include Gary Begin, Shane Webber, Kyle Gilley, Nick White, Chris Embleton, Seth Webber, Kateleen Roberts, Josh Haines, Nate Childs and Hazen Pingree. Shane Webber, Seth Webber and Chris Embleton placed 1st, 2nd and 3rd respectively in their weight classes at the state championship. We send our congratulations and best wishes to the team on its fine season; (HLS 1119)

Thomas T. Downey, of Vienna, Legal Proofreader in the Office of the Revisor of Statutes of the Legislature. Tom, who was recently named the first president of the Maine State Association of Legislative Employees, was an accomplished and inspirational teacher, writer and editor. He held a bachelor's degree in philosophy and history from the University of Southern Maine and attended the graduate program for religious study at Temple University, where he was the Russell Conway Scholar. Tom was an openhearted, loyal and beloved friend of many, known for his compassion, wit and sense of humor. His coworkers in the Office of the Revisor of Statutes deeply feel the loss of Tom's professional skills, his wise advice and his spirit of playful camaraderie. We acknowledge his dedicated service to his community, to his profession and to the State of Maine. He will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by his loving wife, Colleen, and their children, his loving parents and sisters, his extended family, his colleagues and his many friends; (IN MEMORIUM) (HLS 1120)



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