Legislative record house appendix



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Specialist Matthew Peaslee, of Kenduskeag, who has returned home from active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat Battalion stationed in Iraq. We have been blessed with generations of men and women like Specialist Peaslee who have stepped forward to fight for the security of this nation so that we might continue to enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens throughout the State in welcoming Specialist Peaslee home and in extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the United States military; (HLS 492)

Specialist Nathan Chelsey, of Levant, who has returned home from active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat Battalion stationed in Iraq. We have been blessed with generations of men and women like Specialist Chelsey who have stepped forward to fight for the security of this nation so that we might continue to enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens throughout the State in welcoming Specialist Chelsey home and in extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the United States military; (HLS 493)

Specialist William Shaw, of East Corinth, who has returned home from active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat Battalion stationed in Iraq. We have been blessed with generations of men and women like Specialist Shaw who have stepped forward to fight for the security of this nation so that we might continue to enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens throughout the State in welcoming Specialist Shaw home and in extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the United States military; (HLS 494)

First Sergeant Philip Ceaser, of Scarborough, who has returned home from active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat Battalion stationed in Iraq. We have been blessed with generations of men and women like First Sergeant Ceaser who have stepped forward to fight for the security of this nation so that we might continue to enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens throughout the State in welcoming First Sergeant Ceaser home and in extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the United States military; (HLS 495)

Specialist Julie Rand, of Gray, who has returned home after 14 months of active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat Battalion, Headquarters Support Company stationed in Iraq. While in Iraq, the 133rd Headquarters Support Company provided specialty support to the battalion's subordinate units, which include Battalion Staff, the Command Headquarters and a Direct Support Maintenance Platoon plus an Equipment Platoon. The unit carries the lineage of the "Twentieth Maine" and the great American Civil War hero Colonel Joshua Chamberlain. We are blessed with generations of men and women like Specialist Rand who have stepped forward to fight for the security of this nation so that we might continue to enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens throughout the State in welcoming Specialist Rand home and in extending our appreciation to her for her commitment to the United States military; (HLS 496)

Specialist Brett Roberts, of Gray, who has returned home after 14 months of active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat Battalion, Headquarters Support Company stationed in Iraq. While in Iraq, the 133rd Headquarters Support Company provided specialty support to the battalion's subordinate units, which include Battalion Staff, the Command Headquarters and a Direct Support Maintenance Platoon plus an Equipment Platoon. The unit carries the lineage of the "Twentieth Maine" and the great American Civil War hero Colonel Joshua Chamberlain. We are blessed with generations of men and women like Specialist Roberts who have stepped forward to fight for the security of this nation so that we might continue to enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens throughout the State in welcoming Specialist Roberts home and in extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the United States military; (HLS 497)

Sergeant Warren Parker, of Gray, who has returned home after 14 months of active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat Battalion, Headquarters Support Company stationed in Iraq. While in Iraq, the 133rd Headquarters Support Company provided specialty support to the battalion's subordinate units, which include Battalion Staff, the Command Headquarters and a Direct Support Maintenance Platoon plus an Equipment Platoon. The unit carries the lineage of the "Twentieth Maine" and the great American Civil War hero Colonel Joshua Chamberlain. We are blessed with generations of men and women like Sergeant Parker who have stepped forward to fight for the security of this nation so that we might continue to enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens throughout the State in welcoming Sergeant Parker home and in extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the United States military; (HLS 498)

Private First Class Christopher Lambert, of North Yarmouth, who has returned home after 14 months of active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat Battalion, Headquarters Support Company stationed in Iraq. While in Iraq, the 133rd Headquarters Support Company provided specialty support to the battalion's subordinate units, which include Battalion Staff, the Command Headquarters and a Direct Support Maintenance Platoon plus an Equipment Platoon. The unit carries the lineage of the "Twentieth Maine" and the great American Civil War hero Colonel Joshua Chamberlain. We are blessed with generations of men and women like Private First Class Lambert who have stepped forward to fight for the security of this nation so that we might continue to enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens throughout the State in welcoming Private First Class Lambert home and in extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the United States military; (HLS 499)

Specialist Steven James Burnel, of North Yarmouth, who has returned home from active duty with the 619th Transportation Army Reserve Unit stationed in Iraq. We have been blessed with generations of men and women like Specialist Burnel who have stepped forward to fight for the security of this nation so that we might continue to enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens throughout the State in welcoming Specialist Burnel home and in extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the United States military; (HLS 500)

Staff Sergeant Douglas Hendrick, of Cornish, who has returned home after 14 months of active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat Battalion, Company B stationed in Iraq. While in Iraq, the 133rd Company B built schools and municipal buildings and constructed new roads. The unit carries the lineage of the "Twentieth Maine" and the great American Civil War hero Colonel Joshua Chamberlain. We have been blessed with generations of men and women like Staff Sergeant Hendrick who have stepped forward to fight for the security of this nation so that we might continue to enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens throughout the State in welcoming Staff Sergeant Hendrick home and in extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the United States military; (HLS 501)

Sergeant Walter Lord, of Denmark, who has returned home after 14 months of active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat Battalion, Company C stationed in Iraq. While in Iraq, the 133rd Company C built schools and municipal buildings and constructed new roads. The unit carries the lineage of the "Twentieth Maine" and the great American Civil War hero Colonel Joshua Chamberlain. We have been blessed with generations of men and women like Sergeant Lord who have stepped forward to fight for the security of this nation so that we might continue to enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens throughout the State in welcoming Sergeant Lord home and in extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the United States military; (HLS 502)

Specialist Aaron Farrington, of Limington, who has returned home after 14 months of active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat Battalion, Company A stationed in Iraq. While in Iraq, the 133rd Company A built schools and municipal buildings and constructed new roads. The unit carries the lineage of the "Twentieth Maine" and the great American Civil War hero Colonel Joshua Chamberlain. We are blessed with generations of men and women like Specialist Farrington who have stepped forward to fight for the security of this nation so that we might continue to enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens throughout the State in welcoming Specialist Farrington home and in extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the United States military; (HLS 503)

Sergeant John Brower, of Cornish, who has returned home after 14 months of active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat Battalion, Headquarters Support Company stationed in Iraq. While in Iraq, the 133rd Headquarters Support Company provided specialty support to the battalion's subordinate units, which include Battalion Staff, the Command Headquarters and a Direct Support Maintenance Platoon plus an Equipment Platoon. The unit carries the lineage of the "Twentieth Maine" and the great American Civil War hero Colonel Joshua Chamberlain. We are blessed with generations of men and women like Sergeant Brower who have stepped forward to fight for the security of this nation so that we might continue to enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens throughout the State in welcoming Sergeant Brower home and in extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the United States military; (HLS 504)

Margaret Ellsworth, of Oxford, on her 60-year pin commemorating her longtime membership with the Anderson-Staples American Legion Auxiliary, Unit 112. Mrs. Ellsworth joined the auxiliary in 1945 with her brother as her sponsor. She later transferred her membership under her husband and has continuously been very active within the Legion. She and her husband helped raise funds used to purchase the American Legion Beach, now known as Pismo Beach, in Oxford. She also helped raise funds that were used to build the War Memorial Building, now the Anderson-Staples Post 112 building, also in Oxford. We commend Mrs. Ellsworth for her dedication to the American Legion and to her community, and we thank her for her many years of service; (HLS 505)

Specialist Timothy Lewis Martell, of Sanford, who has returned home from active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat Battalion stationed in Iraq. We have been blessed with generations of men and women like Specialist Martell who have stepped forward to fight for the security of this nation so that we might continue to enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens throughout the State in welcoming Specialist Martell home and in extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the United States military; (HLS 506)

Private First Class Michael Paul Morin, of Sanford, who has returned home from active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat Battalion stationed in Iraq. We have been blessed with generations of men and women like Private First Class Morin who have stepped forward to fight for the security of this nation so that we might continue to enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens throughout the State in welcoming Private First Class Morin home and in extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the United States military; (HLS 507)

Staff Sergeant Richard Harland Bucklin, of Sanford, who has returned home from active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat Battalion stationed in Iraq. We have been blessed with generations of men and women like Staff Sergeant Bucklin who have stepped forward to fight for the security of this nation so that we might continue to enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens throughout the State in welcoming Staff Sergeant Bucklin home and in extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the United States military; (HLS 508)

Staff Sergeant Paul Henry Charland, of Sanford, who has returned home from active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat Battalion stationed in Iraq. We have been blessed with generations of men and women like Staff Sergeant Charland who have stepped forward to fight for the security of this nation so that we might continue to enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens throughout the State in welcoming Staff Sergeant Charland home and in extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the United States military; (HLS 509)

Specialist Sean Michael Keefe, of Sanford, who has returned home from active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat Battalion stationed in Iraq. We have been blessed with generations of men and women like Specialist Keefe who have stepped forward to fight for the security of this nation so that we might continue to enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens throughout the State in welcoming Specialist Keefe home and in extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the United States military; (HLS 510)

Sergeant Mitchell Andrew Lajoie, of Sanford, who has returned home from active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat Battalion stationed in Iraq. We have been blessed with generations of men and women like Sergeant Lajoie who have stepped forward to fight for the security of this nation so that we might continue to enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens throughout the State in welcoming Sergeant Lajoie home and in extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the United States military; (HLS 511)

Elspet Johnson, of Wilton, who has been presented with the Boston Post Cane for being the town's oldest resident. Mrs. Johnson was born in North Jay, and graduated from Wilton Academy. She continues to drive at the age of 97 and volunteers twice a week at Franklin Memorial Hospital, where she spent many years working as a registered nurse. We join her family and many friends in sending Mrs. Johnson our congratulations and best wishes; (HLS 512)

Harry L. Smith, Jr., of Canton, on the occasion of being named Mason of the Year. He is a member of the Whitney Lodge #167, of the 20th Masonic District. Mr. Smith became a member of the Whitney Lodge in 1990 and has served on the Scholarship Committee, the Building Committee and the Finance Committee. In 1996, he was the recipient of the Rideout Award and he served the Grand Lodge of Maine as Grand Steward for 2000-2001. We extend our congratulations to him on his being named Mason of the Year and we send him our best wishes; (HLS 513)

Malcolm D. Toothaker, of Avon, upon the honored occasion of his 85th Birthday. A native of Madrid, one of proud twin brothers, he attended local schools and in 1939 at Phillips High School was awarded recognition as one of the top cross-country runners in the United States. A lifelong communicant of the Phillips Congregational Church, he has been a member of the Mt. Blue Masonic Lodge for 50 years and he has been married to his beloved wife, Beverly Greenleaf Toothaker for 51 years. As an independent contractor, he ran his own business all his life, building many homes for many families in his region. In 1960, he ran for the Maine Legislature. He proudly hand-built all the stone walls surrounding Miles Square in his hometown. We salute him as a symbol of the ;spirit of independence and perseverance which has built Maine, his beloved "Pine Tree State";(HLS 514)

Maurice "Monty" Toothaker, of Avon, upon the honored occasion of his 85th Birthday. A native of Madrid, he is one of twin sons born to Fred and Angie Toothaker. Raised at the family farm, he excelled in Phillips High School athletics and was inducted into the Maine Runners Hall of Fame in the 1990s. A proud veteran of World War II, he enlisted in the United States Army in 1942, and served in General Patton's Third Army during the race across Europe in the spring of 1945, for which he was awarded service medals. An avid outdoorsman, for over 50 years he has worked as an independent lumber dealer. His 5 sons have proudly served their state as game wardens and state policemen. We salute him as a symbol of the spirit of independence and perseverance which has built Maine, his beloved "Pine Tree State"; (HLS 515)

James "Chico" Hernandez, of Washburn, who has earned the silver medal in the middleweight division of the 2005 British Open Sombo Wrestling Championships, held at Swallows Leisure Centre, in Sittingbourne, England. In the Senior Division, he earned 4th place. We extend our congratulations to Chico on this accomplishment in the ring of international wrestling; (HLS 516)

the Lewiston Sun Journal, the recipient of the 2005 Maine Corporate Volunteerism Award for its contributions to the greater Lewiston community. This is a Governor's Service Award given to a corporation that demonstrates volunteer leadership or whose employees' volunteer service significantly improves the quality of life in the community. The Lewiston Sun Journal is being acknowledged for its support of education, nonprofit organizations and the arts and its underwriting of local events. We congratulate the owners and the employees of the Lewiston Sun Journal on receiving this award; (HLS 517)

Ryan Crane, of Mechanic Falls, upon winning a WCSH Teens Who Care Award and a $1,000 scholarship. Ryan, a junior at Poland Regional High School, volunteers as a basketball coach to a dozen men and women from the John F. Murphy Homes day program in Auburn. These Special Olympians have learned basic basketball skills and will go on to compete in actual games during the regional spring Special Olympics. Ryan's enthusiasm for his volunteer work has earned him the love of his athletes, their caregivers and the teenage friends he has gotten to help him. We acknowledge Ryan's dedicated service to his community and we send him our congratulations and best wishes on his winning this award and scholarship; (HLS 518)

Specialist Glendon Bowers, of Medford, who has returned home after 14 months of active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat Battalion, Headquarters Support Company stationed in Iraq. While in Iraq, the 133rd Headquarters Support Company provided specialty support to the battalion's subordinate units, which include battalion staff, the command headquarters and a direct support maintenance platoon plus an equipment platoon. The unit carries the lineage of the "Twentieth Maine" and the great American Civil War hero Colonel Joshua Chamberlain. We have been blessed with generations of men and women like Specialist Bowers who have stepped forward to fight for the security of this nation so that we might continue to enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens throughout the State in welcoming Specialist Bowers home and in extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the United States military; (HLS 519)

Liquor Enforcement Officer David Bruni, of Gorham, who is a recipient of a Maine Higher Education Alcohol Prevention Partnership (HEAPP) award. Officer Bruni was recognized by HEAPP for his substantial efforts to address high-risk drinking among college students and to reduce the impact of that behavior on the community. We extend our appreciation to Officer Bruni for his dedication to the citizens of the State and congratulate him on receiving this award; (HLS 520)

Lieutenant Ted Blais, of Gorham, who is a recipient of a Maine Higher Education Alcohol Prevention Partnership (HEAPP) Award. Lieutenant Blais was recognized by HEAPP for his substantial efforts to address high-risk drinking among college students and to reduce the impact of that behavior on the community. We extend our appreciation to Lieutenant Blais for his dedication to help the citizens of the State and congratulate him on receiving this award; (HLS 521)

Christy Owens, of Winthrop, kindergarten teacher at Mt. Vernon Elementary School, who recently achieved National Board Certification. Mrs. Owens has 10 years of teaching experience, with the last 5 years in Mt. Vernon. Her Early Childhood certification covers youngsters 3 to 8 years of age. Achieving National Board Certification is an extremely time-consuming and difficult process, and we congratulate Mrs. Owens on her accomplishment and her dedication to her profession; (HLS 522)

Jason Dodd, of Manchester, a member of Boy Scout Troop #622, who has attained the high rank and distinction of Eagle Scout. This award is the highest award in Boy Scouting and is given for excellence in skills development, leadership, personal growth and community service. We extend our congratulations to Jason on this accomplishment; (HLS 523)

Peter Bedard, of Manchester, a member of Boy Scout Troop #622, who has attained the high rank and distinction of Eagle Scout. This award is the highest award in Boy Scouting and is given for excellence in skills development, leadership, personal growth and community service. We extend our congratulations to Peter on this accomplishment; (HLS 524)

Robert B. Roche, of Wells, a retired school teacher, administrator, coach and sports official of more than 40 years. We acknowledge his dedicated service to the children and to the community. He will be greatly missed by his family, colleagues and many friends; (IN MEMORIAM) (HLS 525)

Elizabeth Ann Peters, of North Anson, beloved parent, friend and public servant. The wife of the late Bill Oliver, she was the mother of 5 sons and stepmother to 3 sons. Her family ran the Wee Willow Restaurant in New Portland for many years, following which she was the bookkeeper for the town of Madison and later town manager of Madison for many years. A loyal fan of country western music, she was a skillful bingo player and despite life's many challenges, was a devoted parent and a proud provider for her family. She will be sadly missed by her sons, grandchildren, step-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews and friends across her beloved Maine, the "Pine Tree State"; (IN MEMORIAM) (HLS 526)

Glenna Churchill, of Calais, on the special occasion of her 90th Birthday, April 19, 2005. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to her; (HLS 527)

Izy Marie Theriault Thibodeau, of St. Francis, on the occasion of her 90th Birthday, April 20, 2005. She is the daughter of Denis and Josephine Theriault and she was married to the late Adrien Thibodeau for 56 years. Mrs. Thibodeau is the mother of 8 children: Gerard (Bee), Adrienne (Toots), Larry, Fernand, Lloyd, Ronald, Robert and Mavis. She is also the grandmother of Colette, Denise, Danielle, Michelle, Nicole, Monique, Suzanne, Mark, Stephen, Jason, Sherry, Michael, Ryan, Veronica, Jamie, Jonathan and Tracy. Izy Marie drives herself to the Senior Citizens Center in Fort Kent every day. She is still a homemaker and enjoys quilting, crocheting and gardening. We send her our best wishes on this celebration of her life; (HLS 528)

Sergeant Jeremy Storer, of Auburn, who has returned home after 14 months of active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat Battalion, Company C stationed in Iraq. While in Iraq, the 133rd Company C built schools and municipal buildings and constructed new roads. The unit carries the lineage of the "Twentieth Maine" and the great American Civil War hero Colonel Joshua Chamberlain. We have been blessed with generations of men and women like Sergeant Storer who have stepped forward to fight for the security of this nation so that we might continue to enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens throughout the State in welcoming Sergeant Storer home and in extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the United States military; (HLS 529)

Private First Class Joshua Robinson, of Auburn, who has returned home after 14 months of active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat Battalion, Company C stationed in Iraq. While in Iraq, the 133rd Company C built schools and municipal buildings and constructed new roads. The unit carries the lineage of the "Twentieth Maine" and the great American Civil War hero Colonel Joshua Chamberlain. We have been blessed with generations of men and women like Private First Class Robinson who have stepped forward to fight for the security of this nation so that we might continue to enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens throughout the State in welcoming Private First Class Robinson home and in extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the United States military; (HLS 530)

Private Second Class Brad Hibbard, of Auburn, who has returned home after 14 months of active duty with the 133rd Engineer Combat Battalion, Company C stationed in Iraq. While in Iraq, the 133rd Company C built schools and municipal buildings and constructed new roads. The unit carries the lineage of the "Twentieth Maine" and the great American Civil War hero Colonel Joshua Chamberlain. We have been blessed with generations of men and women like Private Second Class Hibbard who have stepped forward to fight for the security of this nation so that we might continue to enjoy liberty and freedom. We join citizens throughout the State in welcoming Private Second Class Hibbard home and in extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the United States military; (HLS 531)



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