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Christopher Brouwer, of Warren, who has earned the distinction of being named Salutatorian of the 2005 graduating class of Medomak Valley High School. We extend our congratulations to Christopher on this accomplishment; (HLS 858)

Kimberly Prior, of Cushing, who has earned the distinction of being named Valedictorian of the 2005 graduating class of Georges Valley High School. We extend our congratulations to Kimberly for this accomplishment; (HLS 859)

Nathalie Preston Bennett, of Sanford, a longtime educator. Mrs. Bennett was a graduate of Farmington Normal School and began her teaching career in 1932 in Madison and at Sanford High School from 1934 to 1940. In 1940, she married George Roger Bennett and became a homemaker. In 1954 she returned to teaching at Kennebunk High School and then at Sanford Schools until 1976. Mrs. Bennett received a Master of Science in Education degree in 1971. She was a member of the North Parish Congregational Church and taught Sunday school and participated in Girl Scouts. She was a member of numerous professional educational organizations. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends; (IN MEMORIAM) (HLS 860)

Joseph Myers Koch III, of Cumberland Foreside. Mr. Koch was a devoted husband and father who cherished his family and home. He began his career at Boeing Corporation in Seattle and later became vice president of finance at Cianbro Corporation. He joined Dragon Cement Company in 1985 and served as the company's chief financial officer before being named president in 1993. He served on the board of the Maine State Chamber beginning in 1995 and served as its chair in 2001. He was also a board member of the Pine Tree Council of the Boy Scouts of America, the Portland Cement Association and the Northeast Cement Shippers Association. He is survived by his loving wife of 26 years, Susan, and their 2 children. We acknowledge his dedicated service to the business community and his profession. He will be greatly missed by his family, his friends and his colleagues; (IN MEMORIAM) (HLS 861)

John Turner on the occasion of his retirement after 10 years as Superintendent for the Peru School District. Under the direction of Mr. Turner, the district has seen numerous improvements. His dedication to the students, staff and school will be missed throughout the community. We extend our appreciation to Mr. Turner for his commitment to the youth of the State and wish him the best in his future endeavors; (HLS 862)

the following members of the Westbrook High School Jazz Combo, on the occasion of their winning the 2005 State Championship at the Maine State Jazz Festival: Jim Siulinski, Eric Moberg, Matt Brady, Kyle Anderson, Andrew Morse, Jordan Rich and their director David Wells. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to the band on its achievement; (HLS 863)

the following members of the Westbrook High School Jazz Band, on the occasion of their winning the 2005 Division I State Championship at the Maine State Jazz Festival: Jim Siulinski, Jeff Rutter, Devon Gilbert, Erika LaFlamme, Leah Douglass, Billy Fenderson, Gretchen Carroll, Jennifer Malloy, Matt Brady, Jack Siulinski, Eric Moberg, Nate Foster, Jessica Webster, Spencer Carson, Mikala Carson, Kyle Anderson, Andrew Morse, Jordan Rich, Nick Brady and band director Phil Rich. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to the band on its achievement; (HLS 864)

Ken and Polly Bartow, owners of Bartow Construction located in Otisfield, on the celebration of their 25 years in business. Ken and Polly founded their construction business in 1979. They began by offering remodeling services and in 1984 built their first home. They have continued remodeling and building quality homes along with offering exceptional customer service in the Oxford Hills and Western Maine area. We extend our congratulations and send our best wishes for many years of continued success; (HLS 865)

the members of the rock band O.R.B.I.T.S. from Maranacook Community School in Readfield, who won the statewide Reindeer Rock-Off on Sunday, May 15, 2005. The band competed over the last several months with 19 of the most promising young rock groups in Maine. The members of O.R.B.I.T.S. are: Willy Herman, bass and back-up vocalist; Peter Herman, lead guitarist; John Mrazik, percussionist; Dean Grondin, rhythm guitarist; and Sam Watson, lead vocalist. The band was awarded $1,000 in prize money and 15 hours of free recording time in Portland and was designated "The Best Young Rock Band in Maine." We extend our congratulations to these young musicians and best wishes for their musical futures; (HLS 866)

Godfrey Lake, of South Portland, winner of the Key Bank Student Award at the Southern Maine Community College 2nd Annual Entrepreneurial Awards Dinner. Godfrey is pursuing an industrial electrical degree from Southern Maine Community College and plans to graduate in 2006. A licensed electrician, he has worked in the electrical field since 1999 and he founded Lake Electric, an electrical contracting, construction and maintenance business in South Portland. He recently incorporated his business, which specializes in older home electrical service and repair, electrical assessment and consultation; code standardization; and appliance, cable and telephone installation and repair. In 2001, he entered Southern Maine Technical College and began to pursue his industrial electrical degree. He completed the "FastTrac" New Venture Program at Southern Maine Community College. We congratulate Godfrey on his success; (HLS 867)

Daniel A. Riser-Espinoza, of Waldoboro, who has earned the distinction of being named Valedictorian of the 2005 graduating class of Medomak Valley High School. We extend our congratulations to Daniel on this accomplishment; (HLS 868)

David and Priscilla Hartford, of Smithfield, on the occasion of their 50th Wedding Anniversary, April 30, 2005. Mr. and Mrs. Hartford are very active in the community, especially with the Fairview Grange. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to them on this very special occasion; (HLS 869)

George Taylor, of Fairfield, on his 50th consecutive year as a coach of youth baseball. Throughout this time, he has been an outstanding role model, displaying dedication and the ultimate in sportsmanship and respect for his players and officials and opponents. He has also served the Town of Fairfield for many years as a member of the Police Athletic League board, as plumbing inspector and as public works director. We are pleased to recognize George for his many years of service and to extend our congratulations on this special occasion; (HLS 870)

Zachary Hynes, of Yarmouth, who is the recipient of a Diplomacy Award. The award was given at the 2005 Maine Model United Nations Conference at the University of Southern Maine. The conference was held May 17 to 19 and involved more than 300 students from high schools throughout New England in a simulation of the activities and deliberations of the United Nations. The award is the highest individual honor granted at the conference and is given to a delegate in each United Nations committee who best embodies excellence in research, written composition, knowledge of procedures, conflict resolution, negotiation skills and speech making. Zachary received the award for his exemplary work as the delegate representing Bolivia in the Organization of American States. We extend our congratulations to Zachary on this achievement; (HLS 871)

the following students from Gorham High School who are recipients of the Best Delegation Award at the 2005 Maine Model United Nations Conference: Antoine Cadot-Wood, Maia Fleming, Samantha Jones, Patrick Parker and Anastasia Miliano. The conference was held May 17 to 19 and involved more than 300 students from high schools throughout New England in a simulation of the activities and deliberations of the United Nations. The Best Delegation Award is presented to the country team whose delegates best embody excellence in research, written composition, knowledge of procedures, conflict resolution, negotiation skills and speech making. These Gorham High School students received this award for their exemplary work as delegates representing the United States. We extend our congratulations to these students on this achievement; (HLS 872)

Maia Fleming, of Gorham, who is the recipient of a Diplomacy Award. The award was given at the 2005 Maine Model United Nations Conference at the University of Southern Maine. The conference was held May 17 to 19 and involved more than 300 students from high schools throughout New England in a simulation of the activities and deliberations of the United Nations. The award is the highest individual honor granted at the conference and is given to a delegate in each United Nation committee who best embodies excellence in research, written composition, knowledge of procedures, conflict resolution, negotiation skills and speech making. Ms. Fleming received the award for her exemplary work as the delegate representing the United States on the Security Council. We extend our congratulations to Ms. Fleming on this achievement; (HLS 873)

D.J. Joffe, of Buxton, who is the recipient of a Diplomacy Award. The award was given at the 2005 Maine Model United Nations Conference at the University of Southern Maine. The conference was held May 17 to 19 and involved more than 300 students from high schools throughout New England in a simulation of the activities and deliberations of the United Nations. The award is the highest individual honor granted at the conference and is given to a delegate in each United Nations committee who best embodies excellence in research, written composition, knowledge of procedures, conflict resolution, negotiation skills and speech making. Ms. Joffe received the award for her exemplary work as the delegate representing Spain in the Special Session on Natural Disasters. We extend our congratulations to Ms. Joffe on this achievement; (HLS 874)

Doris Bryant Makas, of Lewiston, on the occasion of her 95th birthday, June 5, 2005. Mrs. Makas is the proud mother of Representative Elaine Makas of Lewiston and Bruce Makas of Sun Lakes, Arizona and proud grandmother of Brian Makas of Metuchen, New Jersey. Throughout her life, Mrs. Makas has dedicated herself to her family, her employers and her community. She is much loved for her wit, her great sense of humor, her generosity and her youthful spirit. We extend our congratulations and wish many happy returns to Mrs. Makas on this special occasion; (HLS 875)

the following members of the 2005 graduating class of Lisbon High School, who have earned the distinction of being named Lisbon High School Top Ten Seniors: Kimberly Beth Campbell, Stephanie Lynn Cummings, Alycia Lynn Eaton, Nerissa Jane Gross, Jason Michael Hayes, Samantha Rose Hayslip, Turner Francis Huston, Chelsea Nicole McMaster, Emily Adrienne Poliquin and Jennifer Marilyn Russell-Bickford. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to them on this achievement; (HLS 876)

Deirdre M. Mageean, of Orono, for her 18 years of dedicated and honorable service to the University of Maine as a researcher, professor and administrator. Dr. Mageean has served as Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology, Associate Professor in the Department of Resource Economics and Policy, Director of the Margaret Chase Smith Center for Public Policy and Associate Vice-president for Research and Dean of the Graduate School. She has served on numerous Ph.D. and master's degree committees within several departments, including Economics, History, Resource Economics and Policy, Spatial Information Science and Engineering, the School of Marine Sciences and the School of Wildlife Ecology. Dr. Mageean's well-respected research and published works include many books and articles on social, environmental and public policy in Maine and around the world. Her advocacy on behalf of sound policy making and the University of Maine is greatly appreciated and will not be forgotten; (HLS 877)

Hermon Elementary School students for their outstanding efforts in raising $12,000 for the American Heart Association. The pupils of Hermon Elementary School have participated for the past 16 years in the Jump Rope for Heart annual event sponsored by the American Heart Association and endorsed by the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. Led by their physical education teacher Deb Aucoin, 260 students took part in the event this year, spending their day jumping rope. We congratulate the students and staff of Hermon Elementary School on their success in raising nearly $100,000 for the association through the years and their commitment in supporting this excellent cause; (HLS 878)

meteorologist Dave Santoro, of Gorham, on the occasion of his retirement after 15 years of forecasting Maine's marvelous weather, to undertake the high calling and new career as a teacher in the Portland Public School System. A native of Morris, Connecticut, he began his boyhood weather career as an observer for meteorologist Paul Cousins, later his adult colleague at WGME-TV. He received his meteorology degree from Lyndon State College and joined WGME-TV in December, 1989, a winter of record-setting cold, as he fondly recalls. He debuted as the first "Daybreak Meteorologist," and designed the pioneering "Dave's Weather Digest," first as a printed almanac and now on the World Wide Web. From the era of the teletype to the Internet, he has cheerfully forecast Maine's changeable, formidable weather with charm, grace and expertise. We salute him as he embarks on his new career as a 5th-grade math teacher for students of the 21st century, seeding refreshing rains and sunny skies in the hearts of young people in Portland, Longfellow's beloved city "that is seated by the Sea"; (HLS 879)

Specialist Richard King, of South Portland, who has returned home after 13 months of active duty with the 1-152nd Field Artillery Forward Division stationed in Iraq. We join the citizens throughout the State in welcoming SPC King home and in extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the United States military; (HLS 880)

Samuel J. Jackson, of South Portland, who has attained the high rank and distinction of Eagle Scout. Sam is a member of Troop #23 in South Portland and is the son of Paul and Gael Jackson. He is a senior at South Portland High School and was recently accepted to attend Northeastern University. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Sam on his achievements; (HLS 881)

the following members of the 2005 graduating class of Freeport High School, who have earned the distinction of graduating with top honors: Summa Cum Laude Graduates Kathryn Abigail Albright, Melissa Bernard, Travis Brennan, Jarrod Burton, John Chisholm, Emmy Farnham, Kevin Gridley, Nicholas Heinz, Ariel Lewis, Courtney Lynn Martin, Nicholas A. Martin, Maria McMorrow, Grace K. Montgomery, Katie Muldoon, David Oransky, Danielle O'Rourke-Suchoff, Margaret A. Plouffe, Daniel Sanberg, Katherine E. Shaw, Racquel Mariel Skold, Jeffrey Smith, Maggie Smith, Travis Smith-Evans, Erin Soule, Kaj A. Thomsen and Cory L. Warren. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to them on this accomplishment; (HLS 882)

the Honorable Daniel B. Williams, of Orono, former member of the Maine House of Representatives and longtime and enthusiastic supporter of music and arts at the University of Maine, who is the 2005 recipient of the annual Vincent A. Hartgen Award by the University of Maine Patrons of the Arts for advancing the community of the arts on campus. An original advisory board member of the Maine Center for the Arts, he co-chairs the center's Gala Committee and serves on other center committees. He is a member of the American Choral Directors Association and has performed in several productions of the School of Performing Arts, where he has served as music director. Mr. Williams is the founder and music director of the University of Maine Black Bear Men's Chorus. He also directs "The Landlords," a men's glee club, which performs regularly for area civic groups and community organizations. Each year, Mr. Williams co-writes and co-directs a show performed by University students at the Stillwater Society Dinner, which, through song, recognizes and honors up to 4 prominent University of Maine alumni. He has been a valuable asset to the university arts community and the Maine Center for the Arts for almost a decade. We acknowledge his leadership and commitment to the area of arts outreach and we extend our congratulations to him on his receiving this honor; (HLS 883)

Chris R. Pelletier, of Frenchville, who has earned the distinction of being named Valedictorian of the 2005 graduating class of Wisdom Middle High School. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to him on his accomplishments; (HLS 884)

Sarah Desjardins, of Frenchville, who has earned the distinction of being the Honor Essayist of the 2005 graduating class of Wisdom Middle High School. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to her on her accomplishments; (HLS 885)

Lydia D. Plourde, of Frenchville, who has earned the distinction of being named Salutatorian of the 2005 graduating class of Wisdom Middle High School. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to her on her accomplishments; (HLS 886)

Kassie Levesque, of Madawaska, who has earned the distinction of being second in her class of the 2005 graduating class of Madawaska High School. She is vice-president of the National Honor Society and the Student Council. She was a delegate to Dirigo Girls' State and a member of the math team, the HIV Student Leadership team, the yearbook staff, the band and the pep band. She participated in soccer, softball, tennis, volleyball and skiing. She will attend the University of Maine. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to her on her accomplishments; (HLS 887)

Holger and Patricia Pulkkinen, of South Paris, on the occasion of their 50th Wedding Anniversary, May 1, 2005. Mr. and Mrs. Pulkkinen were married in Norway. Mr. Pulkkinen joined the United States Navy and served 20 years travelling to many ports, accompanied by Mrs. Pulkkinen. They settled on Hooper Ledge Road in Paris with their family, where they continue to share their retired years together. We congratulate Mr. and Mrs. Pulkkinen on this special occasion and wish them continued happiness; (HLS 888)

Jessica Belanger, of Caribou, who has earned the distinction of being named Valedictorian of the 2005 graduating class of Caribou High School. We extend our congratulations to Jessica on this achievement; (HLS 889)

Seth Swanberg, of Caribou, who has earned the distinction of being named Salutatorian of the 2005 graduating class of Caribou High School. We extend our congratulations to Seth on this achievement; (HLS 890)

WVII-TV station, of Bangor, which won awards in the following categories at the Annual Maine Associated Press Broadcasters Association contest: Sports Videography, Public Affairs, Enterprise, Feature and Writing; (HLS 891)

WABI-TV station, of Bangor, which won awards in the following categories at the Annual Maine Associated Press Broadcasters Association contest: Sports Play-by-Play, Spot News, Public Affairs, Election Coverage and Continuous Coverage; (HLS 892)

WZON radio station, of Bangor, which won awards in the following categories at the Annual Maine Associated Press Broadcasters Association contest: Sports Feature, Sports Play-by-Play, Sportscast and Newscast; (HLS 893)

WVOM-Radio Station, of Bangor, which won an award for Election Coverage at the Annual Maine Associated Press Broadcasters Association contest; (HLS 894)

Paul Curtis, of Rockland, who is the recipient of a National Football Foundation College Hall of Fame Scholar-Athlete Award. The award is given each year to the top 10 senior football scholar-athletes in the State. Paul plays football and is among the State's finest track and field athletes; he competes in both indoor and outdoor track at Rockland District High School. Academically he ranks 12th in his graduating class and scored 1200 on the Scholastic Aptitude Test. He was chosen for the All-Conference Team 2 years in a row. We extend our congratulations to Paul on his accomplishments; (HLS 895)

Ellen Ross, of Scarborough, on the occasion of her retirement as coach of the Scarborough High School Academic Decathlon Team. In her final year as decathlon coach, Ms. Ross did what she has done 15 times before: win the State Championship and put the team into national competition. Her teams have won 16 titles over the years and we acknowledge her exemplary skills as a coach and a mentor to her students. We extend our congratulations to her on her retirement and send her our best wishes; (HLS 896)

Marc Girard, of Glenburn, who has been named a 2005 delegate to the 58th Annual American Legion Dirigo Boys State. This is a program designed to provide an opportunity to participate in a program that educates young men to learn more about local, county and state government. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to him; (HLS 897)

the 7 sons of Alice and Alfred Payeur, of Springvale, who joined the United States military during World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. They served honorably, ranging in years from 1941 to 1968. Clement, Robert, Conrad, Raymond, Albert, Donald and Larry Payeur gave a total of 47 years to the United States Army and the United States Navy for the future and security of their country. The Sanford News dedicated its 2001 Veterans' Day issue to these brave men, reviewing the military history of each man. We acknowledge their selfless dedicated service to our Nation, and we extend to them our best wishes; (HLS 898)

Katherine Jones, of Glenburn, who has been named a 2005 delegate to the American Legion Auxiliary Dirigo Girls State. This is a program designed to provide an opportunity to participate in a program that educates young women to learn more about local, county and state government. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to her; (HLS 899)

Sergeant Scott James Lewis, of Biddeford, 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 Lewis 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 Lewis home and in extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the United States military; (HLS 900)

Private Christopher Scoville, of Biddeford, 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 Scoville 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 Scoville home and in extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the United States military; (HLS 901)

Specialist Kim Marie Purington, of Biddeford, 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 Purington 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 Purington home and in extending our appreciation to her for her commitment to the United States military; (HLS 902)

Sergeant Timothy Edward Lavigne, of Biddeford, 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 Lavigne 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 Lavigne home and in extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the United States military; (HLS 903)



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