Legislative record house appendix



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Herman J. Morrow, Sr., of Medway, a United States Army veteran of the Korean War. He worked in the woods as a logger for most of his life and then worked at Great Northern Paper Company, retiring in 1987. He will be missed by his family and friends; (IN MEMORIAM) (HLS 698)

Roger David Pelletier, of Millinocket, a United States Navy veteran of the Vietnam War. He worked for Dead River for many years. He will be greatly missed by his loving family and his friends; (IN MEMORIAM) (HLS 699)

Jack Haubois, Jr., of Waterboro, beloved husband and father. Mr. Haubois was a sergeant with the Wells Police Department, a Registered Maine Guide and a Certified Firearms Instructor for the Maine Criminal Justice Academy. He was a founding member of the Wells Police Department's Color Guard and was a forward observer for the department's Special Response Team. He enjoyed camping, motorcycling, fishing and snowmobiling. He will be missed by his family, friends and colleagues. We extend our condolences to his family; (IN MEMORIAM) (HLS 700)

Andrew Hallett, of Howland, on his First Place award in the Maine Chapter of the Society of American Civil Engineers contest. Andrew, a senior at Penobscot Valley High School, built a four-by-eight-foot replica of the Howland dam, which has provided power to mills and customers since it was built in the early 1900s. The contest requires students to research the history and background and build models of local landmarks that are at least 50-years old. For his accomplishment, Andrew received a check for $1,000. We commend Andrew for his hours of study and dedication and wish him well with his plans for a career in engineering; (HLS 701)

Erica Boulay, of Wells, who has received the Girl Scout Gold Award. This is the highest award in Senior Girl Scouting and is given for excellence in skills development, leadership, personal growth and community service. We extend our congratulations to Erica on this accomplishment; (HLS 702)

Sergeant Norman Poulin, of Winslow, 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 Poulin 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 Poulin home and in extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the United States military; (HLS 703)

Sergeant Robert Burgess, of Winslow, 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 Burgess 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 Burgess home and in extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the United States military; (HLS 704)

Specialist Dwayne Tootill, of Winslow, 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 Tootill 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 Tootill home and in extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the United States military; (HLS 705)

Specialist Sean Cochrane, of Winslow, 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 Cochrane 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 Cochrane home and in extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the United States military; (HLS 706)

Staff Sergeant James Harvey, of Winslow, 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 Harvey 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 Harvey home and in extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the United States military; (HLS 707)

Specialist Franc Oberlerchner, of Winslow, 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 Oberlerchner 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 Oberlerchner home and in extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the United States military; (HLS 708)

the Central Aroostook High School Boys Basketball Team, of Mars Hill, which won the 2005 Class D Championship. We congratulate the members of the team on their accomplishment; (HLS 709)

Douglas Ibarguen, of Farmington, former president of the Farmington Rotary Club, a 30-year club member and secretary for 24 years, who has been unanimously elected district governor for 2006-2007. The district encompasses 54 Rotary clubs ranging from the Northwest Territory in Quebec to the Lewiston/Auburn region. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to him on his receiving this honor; (HLS 710)

Phoebe H. Stowell, of Dixfield, beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was the daughter of a career military officer and travelled extensively during her childhood. She married Rand Stowell in 1938, and they settled in Dixfield, where they raised their family. Mrs. Stowell was a devoted wife and mother, and after her husband's death in 1968 she moved to her winter home at Sugarloaf and became very involved in the community. She shared the Woman of the Year award presented by the Sugarloaf Area Chamber of Commerce for her contributions. She served on the first Carrabassett Valley Planning Board and was a trustee of Carrabassett Valley Academy for several years. Upon her retirement, she was awarded "trustee emeritus" standing by the board. She will be greatly missed by her family and many friends; (IN MEMORIAM) (HLS 711)

Phyllis Cecilia Browne Hanley, of Gardiner. Mrs. Hanley worked as a legal secretary for Judge Emery Bean and at the Maine Heart Association. She served as chairperson of the Gardiner Board of Registration. She also was a member of the Kennebec Valley Garden Club. She brought beauty to the world with her green thumb, gardens and love of flowers. She and her husband Gerard were ardent bird lovers and they taught their children, nieces and nephews the joy of birds, plants and nature. She enjoyed reading, braiding rugs and knitting. She will be missed by her loving family and friends; (IN MEMORIAM) (HLS 712)

the following students at Dirigo High School, who have earned the honor of being named as the Top Ten students of the graduating class of 2005: Michael Blais, Matthew Chamberlain, Matthew Colpitts, Jennifer Harvey, Alexa Kaubris, Lindsey Erin Kerr, Amy MacLeod, Meredith Starbard Skibitsky, Teri Slawek and Craig Wade. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to them; (HLS 713)

Daniel R. Kennedy, of China, a member of Boy Scout Troop #479, who has attained the high rank and distinction of Eagle Scout, the highest award in Boy Scouting. This award is given in recognition of excellence in skills development, leadership, personal growth and community service. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Daniel on his accomplishment; (HLS 714)

Jacob J. Atchison, of China, a member of Boy Scout Troop #479, who has attained the high rank and distinction of Eagle Scout, the highest award in Boy Scouting. This award is given in recognition of excellence in skills development, leadership, personal growth and community service. We extend our congratulations to Jacob on his accomplishment; (HLS 715)

Richard W. Tyler, of Augusta, a longtime educator who helped to found the Maine Principals' Association. He began his career in 1961 as a teacher, coach, athletic director and administrative assistant in Concord, New Hampshire. Later, he was junior high school principal in Oyster River, New Hampshire, and then principal of Morse High School in Bath. In 1984, Mr. Tyler became executive director of the Maine Secondary School Principals' Association and helped orchestrate the unification of that association with the Maine Elementary Principals' Association into the Maine Principals' Association. The growth of this organization is a testament to his commitment and dedication to his profession. He will be greatly missed by his family, colleagues and many friends; (IN MEMORIAM) (HLS 716)

the Reverend James Herrick, of Bailey Island, on the occasion of his 100th birthday. The centenarian goes next door nearly every morning for coffee at Baker's Last Stand. Mr. Herrick built the building that houses the eatery as a post office when he was postmaster on the island. He is a guest preacher at area churches and says he is just waiting for an invitation for 2 sermons he has already prepared. We extend our warmest wishes on this momentous occasion; (HLS 717)

Donald Lonsway, of Eliot, on the occasion of his retirement after 36 years in the field of education and his dedicated service to students. Mr. Lonsway has been guidance counselor at Mahoney Middle School in South Portland since 1989. He is a United States Army veteran of the Vietnam War. We acknowledge his dedicated service to his profession, the children of his schools and to the community. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to him on his retirement; (HLS 718)

Beatrice Wilma Qualey Wilkinson, of Gray, on the occasion of her 85th Birthday, May 21, 2005. A longtime resident of Gray, Mrs. Wilkinson and her husband Ed raised 3 children and have been mainstays of the community. She has lived surrounded by her family and her husband's family for more than 70 years and her children and many of her grandchildren live within 5 miles of her. We join her loving family and the community of Gray in wishing her a happy birthday; (HLS 719)

Lyman E. Albert, of Mattawamkeag. Mr. Albert was well-known for his commitment to the community and to children of all ages, as evidenced by his receipt of a Lifetime Community Award from the Mattawamkeag Area Community Service Recognition Committee in 1989. He was a proud member of the United States Army where he served in Guam and the Mariana Straits. Mr. Albert was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in the Town of Winn his entire life and was also a member of Avon D. Flanders VFW Post #1438 in Lincoln. He served on the MSAD 67 Board of Directors since it was formed in 1968 and after 20 years, many as chairman, he was made an honorary lifetime member of the board. He began his career at Great Northern Paper Company 50 years ago as a paper maker and worked his way up to tower foreman. In 1954 he married Barbara Quimby and together they raised 6 children. He will be dearly missed by his family, including 16 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren, and his numerous friends; (IN MEMORIAM) (HLS 720)

Helen Maude Bouley, of Auburn, on the occasion of her 105th Birthday, June 20, 2005. Mrs. Bouley was born in South Portland and grew up in Wells and Portland. She worked days and attended night school and worked her way through Kents Hill Seminary. She taught school in Fayette and the Readfield area before moving to Auburn in 1927. She was married to Everett Whittemore, who died in 1955. In 1960, she married Ed Bouley, who passed away in 2003. Mrs. Bouley has a long history of volunteerism and has been resourceful and frugal all her life. She exemplifies the best of Maine traditions and we extend our congratulations and best wishes to her on this special birthday; (HLS 721)

Philip Caverhill, of Caribou, upon his retirement as principal of the Woodland Consolidated School after 34 years of service in public education. As Woodland principal for the past 32 years, Mr. Caverhill has the longest tenure of any other principal in the State. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to him on his retirement; (HLS 722)

the Honorable Norman Paul, of Sanford, who served in the Maine House of Representatives for 4 terms, on being inducted into the Maine Baseball Hall of Fame. Mr. Paul began his baseball career at Emerson School in the early 1940s. He played baseball while serving in the United States Navy during World War II. After the war, he received a contract to play for the New York Giants minor league system and played until the 1950s. He worked for the Sanford Police Department for 27 years. We send Mr. Paul our congratulations on his receiving this remarkable honor; (HLS 723)

the 400th Anniversary of Captain George Waymouth's arrival on the shores of the Georges River and in the area of Thomaston. Sailing from England on his ship, "Archangel," in 1605, Captain Waymouth navigated across the Atlantic Ocean and is considered to be one of the first European explorers to anchor in the Georges River region. We join the good citizens of the Town of Thomaston and those communities along the shores of the Georges River in recognizing the importance and historical significance of this anniversary; (HLS 724)

Ryan Jennings, of Bowdoinham, upon the honored occasion of the presentation, after 35 years, of the military service medals he earned during the Vietnam War. A native of Leeds, the son of Carl and Florence Jennings, he graduated from the former Leavitt Institute in Turner. He enlisted in the United States Army in June 1966 and served until June 1969. During his tours of duty he saw conflict in Loc Ninh, An Loc, Long Bing and Hobo Woods, Vietnam and in Cambodia. Serving in D Company, 1st Squadron of the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, he was awarded the Vietnam Campaign Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal, the National Defense Medal, the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star with V for Valor. We salute Mr. Jennings for his service to his country, and we congratulate him upon the presentation of the service awards that symbolize the spirit of sacrifice and dedication to the State of Maine and to his Nation; (HLS 725)

Tram Lyford, a student at China Middle School, who won first place in the floor exercise, first place in the uneven parallel bars and second place in the balance beam and the All-Around at the Maine USA State Gymnastics Championships. We send her our congratulations on her well-earned achievements; (HLS 726)

Molly Barker, of Wilton, a student at Quinnipiac University School of Law in Connecticut, on being elected by the student body to serve as Student Bar Association president for the 2005-2006 academic year. We extend our congratulations to Ms. Barker and send her our best wishes as she continues her studies; (HLS 727)

Karen Duncan, who works at Cook Florist in Presque Isle, on being honored with the Professional Certified Florist Award, sponsored by the Maine State Florist and Growers Association Educational Department. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Ms. Duncan; (HLS 728)

Amy Murphy, who works at Cook Florist in Presque Isle, on being honored with the Professional Certified Florist Award, sponsored by the Maine State Florist and Growers Association Educational Department. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Ms. Murphy; (HLS 729)

William "Gene" Bickford, of Norway, 2004-2005 Commander of the American Legion, Department of Maine, for exemplary service to his community, State and Nation. During his tenure as Commander, Mr. Bickford has been responsible for overseeing all the activities of the Legion in the State. We thank him for his dedication and send him our best wishes as he departs from this position; (HLS 730)

Robert Gunn, of Hebron, on his departure from The Hillsmen Barbershop Chorus. Mr. Gunn has been a member of The Hillsmen since its inception approximately 29 years ago and has been the music director for the past 18 years. Dedicating thousands of hours to the group, he has been the driving force behind the success of the chorus. We thank him for his commitment and wish him well as he ventures to North Carolina; (HLS 731)

Alice Joy Coombs, of Brunswick, formerly of Lincoln, Veazie, Bangor and Orono. She was a member of the Eastern Star and a life master of the American Bridge Association. She was married to the late John G. Joy and the late Frederick S. Coombs. She was the mother of 3 children, and had 9 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. She will be greatly missed by her loving family; (IN MEMORIAM) (HLS 732)

Matthew Fleming, of East Millinocket, who has earned the distinction of being named Salutatorian of the 2005 graduating class of Schenck High School. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Matthew; (HLS 733)

Norris Cianchette, of Falmouth, a veteran of the United States Army during World War II who served in North Africa and Italy. He owned and operated Maine Line Fence Company until his retirement in 1991. He was past president of the Pittsfield Jaycees and an active member of Caribou Kiwanis Club, Falmouth Lions Club, Maine Central Institute Alumni Association and other fraternal and professional organizations. He will be missed by his loving wife of 58 years, Marilyn, his family and his many friends; (IN MEMORIAM) (HLS 734)

Rosaire Martin, of Fort Kent, who has been nominated for the EMS Lifetime Service Award for 30 years of exemplary service in northern Aroostook County. During those 3 decades, he has touched many lives, at times risking his own health and safety to save others. For most of the past 27 years he has served as a volunteer 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Although he recently considered retiring from his volunteer position at Ambulance Service, Inc. in Fort Kent, he felt he had more to give to the community and offered to continue in any way the company could use him. He has weathered many difficult times, but he has always kept the citizens of his beloved St. John's Valley in mind. Mr. Martin has taught hundreds of CPR courses to emergency medical technicians and to lay personnel. He has assisted in ALS courses and has been an active member of various EMS advisory boards, organizational committees and educational groups. He has mentored many new Emergency Medical Technicians and has provided valuable service to the EMS community, often without pay and with little formal recognition. We acknowledge his dedicated commitment to his community and to his profession and we congratulate Mr. Martin on his receiving this honor; (HLS 735)

Rob Mocarsky, of Jackman, recipient of the 2004 Milken Family Foundation National Educator Award. Rob has been a kindergarten teacher for 3 years at the Forest Hills School in Jackman. This coveted honor includes an unrestricted individual award of $25,000 and participation in the annual Milken National Education Conference. We thank him for the quality education he has provided at Forest Hills School and we extend our congratulations and best wishes to him on receiving this award; (HLS 736)

Devin Meehan, of East Millinocket, who has earned the distinction of being named Valedictorian of the 2005 graduating class of Schenck High School. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Devin; (HLS 737)

Robert and Audrey Simon, of Old Town, on the occasion of their 50th Wedding Anniversary. Mr. and Mrs. Simon have been lifelong residents of the community and spent their lives giving back to other residents as active members of numerous civic and charitable organizations. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to them on their Golden Anniversary; (HLS 738)

Hopestill Downes Reed Hunter, a long-time resident of Woolwich. Mrs. Hunter was raised in Woolwich, and attended a one-room schoolhouse. She graduated from Morse High School and attended Mount Holyoke College. After moving to Portland, she married Edward Hunter, and they lived in Falmouth before building a home in Woolwich, next door to the home in which she was raised. She was the librarian at Woolwich Central School for several years and regularly delivered Meals on Wheels to people in the community. She was an active member of the Woolwich Historical Society and the Day's Ferry Community Club. She will be missed by her family, neighbors and friends; (IN MEMORIAM) (HLS 739)

Phyllis Deschambeault, a native and lifelong resident of Saco, upon the honored occasion of her 95th Birthday, May 19, 2005. Mrs. Deschambeault is part of the first generation of women in America guaranteed the right to vote. As candidate, activist and citizen, she has proudly exercised that right for over 70 years. She attended local schools and worked at a sawmill for 10 years. In 1958, she was elected Register of Deeds for York County and for 25 years was continuously re-elected to that post. She currently serves as a Director of the Kimball Health Center, a Trustee of Lucia Kimball Deering Trust and a member of the Saco Historical Society. We salute her for being a busy grandmother, great-grandmother and an independent woman who symbolizes the independence and perseverance that is the spirit of Maine, the "Pine Tree State"; (HLS 740)

Edna Libbey, of Springvale, on the occasion of her 100th Birthday, May 10, 2005. She was married to the late Leslie Libbey and is the mother of 3 children, and has 8 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. She has been an active member and a Sunday School teacher, at the Lebanon-North Berwick Baptist Church and has been a 60-year member of the Extension Service. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Mrs. Libbey on the centennial celebration of her life; (HLS 741)

Esther Stevens, of Franklin Towers, Portland, one of Maine's most senior citizens, upon the honored occasion of the celebration of "May is Older Americans Month." As part of the generation that endured economic depression, tragic wars and tumultuous times, older Americans built the country and protected the freedoms that we now enjoy. We salute her for her sacrifices, service and good citizenship, which contributed to the enrichment of Maine and Portland, Longfellow's beloved city "that is seated by the sea"; (HLS 742)

Rosemary Wheeler, of Franklin Towers, Portland, one of Maine's most senior citizens, upon the honored occasion of the celebration of "May is Older Americans Month." As part of the generation that endured economic depression, tragic wars and tumultuous times, older Americans built the country and protected the freedoms that we now enjoy. We salute her for her sacrifices, service and good citizenship, which contributed to the enrichment of Maine and Portland, Longfellow's beloved city "that is seated by the sea"; (HLS 743)

Mildred Farnsworth, of Franklin Towers, Portland, one of Maine's most senior citizens, upon the honored occasion of the celebration of "May is Older Americans Month." As part of the generation that endured economic depression, tragic wars and tumultuous times, older Americans built the country and protected the freedoms that we now enjoy. We salute her for her sacrifices, service and good citizenship, which contributed to the enrichment of Maine and Portland, Longfellow's beloved city "that is seated by the sea"; (HLS 744)

Eileen Dubail, of Franklin Towers, Portland, one of Maine's most senior citizens, upon the honored occasion of the celebration of "May is Older Americans Month." As part of the generation that endured economic depression, tragic wars and tumultuous times, older Americans built the country and protected the freedoms that we now enjoy. We salute her for her sacrifices, service and good citizenship, which contributed to the enrichment of Maine and Portland, Longfellow's beloved city "that is seated by the sea"; (HLS 745)

Ethel Taylor, of Franklin Towers, Portland, one of Maine's most senior citizens, upon the honored occasion of the celebration of "May is Older Americans Month." As part of the generation that endured economic depression, tragic wars and tumultuous times, older Americans built the country and protected the freedoms that we now enjoy. We salute her for her sacrifices, service and good citizenship, which contributed to the enrichment of Maine and Portland, Longfellow's beloved city "that is seated by the sea"; (HLS 746)



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