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Theresa Gregoire Lapointe, of Augusta, on the special occasion of her 75th Birthday, June 11, 2005. She is married to Normand Lapointe, is the mother of 5 children and has 8 grandchildren and 2 great-granddaughters. Mrs. Lapointe was a part owner of Lapointe Lumber and is part owner of Lapointe-St. Onge Development. She loves to shop and garden and is proud of her summer home on the lake. We join her family in extending our best wishes to her on this celebration of her life; (HLS 1222)

County Box and Pallet, of Presque Isle, and its employees, who were given a safety award for having completed 1,100 days, or 4 years, without any work-related injuries. The Work Opportunity Center oversees the nonprofit County Box and Pallet and both programs are under the umbrella of the Central Aroostook Association for Retarded Citizens. The pallet industry is rated one of the most dangerous and we congratulate the employees of County Box and Pallet for maintaining such high safety standards and achieving this remarkable record. We send them our best wishes; (HLS 1223)

June 18, 2005 as William Hutchings Day in honor of the Penobscot settler who fought for independence during the Revolutionary War. He will be honored by the Daughters of the American Revolution and the townspeople of Penobscot with a new monument on his grave. His father's family lived at Haney's Point and left the town for Newcastle after the British landed in 1779. William enlisted to serve in 1780 at the age of 15 and was a private in a Massachusetts regiment. After the war, he and his family returned to Penobscot to find the family's farm had been destroyed. With true pioneer spirit, the family rebuilt it. William and his wife Mercy had 16 children, all born in Penobscot. He died in 1866, at the age of 101. At the time of his death, he was the last Revolutionary War soldier in New England. We salute him on this day, June 18th, as someone who exemplifies the best of our State and our Nation. His own spirit remains alive and well, transmitted by generations of men and women who continue to step forward to fight for the security of this Nation, so that we all might enjoy liberty and freedom; (HLS 1224)

Meredith Burgess, of Portland, president of Burgess Advertising, who was honored as one of Maine's 100 Volunteers of the Year at the 17th Annual Governor's Service Awards. Ms. Burgess serves on the New England Board of Directors and the National Government Affairs Committee of the American Association of Advertising Agencies. She is a past president of the Greater Portland Advertising Club, she serves as an emeritus board member of the Ronald McDonald House in Bangor and is a past president and board member of the Ronald McDonald House of Portland. She has served on the University of Maine Alumni Association Board and is a past president of the Cumberland County Alumni Chapter. In 2002, she was appointed to the University of Maine board of visitors and is currently serving as vice chair. She is active in genealogy and has served on the board of the Maine Historical Society. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to her as she receives this well-deserved honor; (HLS 1225)

Cadet 1st Lieutenant Maureen Klink, of Levant, a member of the Hermon Hawks Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps at Hermon High School, who is the recipient of the Daughters of the American Revolution JROTC Award. We send our congratulations to her on her receiving this award and our best wishes on her future career plans; (HLS 1226)

Alanna Ashely Phillips-Crocker, of Westbrook, a senior and honor student at Westbrook High School. Ms. Phillips-Crocker was enrolled to attend the University of New Hampshire to major in psychology. She was known for her generous nature, her sense of humor and her kindness to all. She enjoyed music, writing, sewing and the visual arts. She will be missed by her family and friends; (IN MEMORIAM) (HLS 1227)

Donald Muth, Sr., of Hampden, a veteran of the Korean War. Mr. Muth worked for Penobscot Shoe Company for 20 years. He served the community in many ways, including as a Sunday school teacher, Boy Scout leader, Hampden town councilor, VFW Post No. 4633 of Hampden post commander, volunteer at the Masonic Learning Center and volunteer for the Penobscot Valley Council of Government and most recently as the chair of the Hampden Veterans Honor Roll Committee. He will be missed by his family and many friends; (IN MEMORIAM) (HLS 1228)

Harold and Galen L. Larrabee, of Knox, recipients of the first annual Commissioner's Distinguished Service Award presented by the Maine Department of Agriculture, Food and Rural Resources. The award recognizes those who have volunteered their time and talents for the promotion of agriculture in Maine. Harold and Galen manage Aghaloma Farms, a 3rd-generation family farm with 400 milk cows and 700 head of cattle. Members of Agri-Mark Dairy Co-op, they have received quality awards for years, their most recent being 2003 Top Quality Milk Producer from Oakhurst Dairy. We recognize and applaud their leadership in the agricultural industry; (HLS 1229)

Karen Hinson, of Robbinston, on the occasion of her retirement as a teacher. Ms. Hinson has taught at Calais High School since 1991. She has worked in the Special Education department for many years. She has kept abreast of new legislation pertaining to education and has shared that knowledge with the faculty and staff. She is a true friend to education, her students and the faculty at Calais High School. We extend our appreciation to Ms. Hinson for her dedication and commitment to the students of Calais and send our best wishes to her on her retirement; (HLS 1230)

Benjamin Dunham, of Strong, a student at Strong Elementary School, who is the recipient of the Secretary of State's Eighth Grade Citizenship Award. This award is given to honor outstanding eighth-grade students for their civic awareness, scholastic achievement and community service. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Benjamin on his receiving this honor; (HLS 1231)

the beloved memory of United States Army Corporal Leslie Aaron Dalrymple, of East Wilton, on the honored occasion of the Moving Wall's visit to Wilton on August 2, 2005. He died in Vietnam on November 20, 1969 at the age of 20, and his name is inscribed on the Vietnam Memorial. The Moving Wall, an independent half-sized traveling version of the national memorial, has been touring the Nation for 20 years. We take this opportunity to acknowledge the ultimate sacrifice that Corporal Dalymple made for his State and his Nation. We welcome the Moving Wall to our State and honor Corporal Dalrymple and all of the others whose names are inscribed on it; (HLS 1232)

the beloved memory of United States Warrant Officer Bard Elton Davenport, of Wilton, on the honored occasion of the Moving Wall's visit to Wilton on August 2, 2005. He died in Vietnam on March 27, 1969 at the age of 22, and his name is inscribed on the Vietnam Memorial. The Moving Wall, an independent half-sized traveling version of the national memorial, has been touring the Nation for 20 years. We take this opportunity to acknowledge the ultimate sacrifice that Warrant Officer Davenport made for his State and his Nation. We welcome the Moving Wall to our State and honor Warrant Officer Davenport and all of the others whose names are inscribed on it; (HLS 1233)

Gladys Gugan, of Manchester, on the occasion of her retirement as Complaint Examiner at the Office of the Attorney General after 24 years of dedicated service to the people of the State of Maine. Mrs. Gugan has been with the office's Consumer Information and Mediation Service since it began in 1981. She started as a mediator for the office and then became an Assistant Complaint Examiner before becoming the supervisory Complaint Examiner. This innovative program, using volunteer mediators and well-trained assistants, is now a model for many other states and their mediation services as it handles 8,000 contacts a year from the public. She has also been instrumental in overseeing the development and implementation of the Maine Lemon Law Arbitration Program after the law was adopted. The Mediation Service and the Lemon Law program have returned up to $1,000,000 annually to consumers. Mrs. Gugan moved to Maine from her native England with her husband David in 1962. She is acknowledged as one of the most knowledgeable people in Maine consumer law and her work has been invaluable to the public and to the State. We thank her for her many years of exceptional work and we extend our congratulations and best wishes to her on her retirement; (HLS 1234)

the Casco Bay Transit District, of Portland, upon the honored occasion of the launching and christening of the Aucocisco III, the newest vessel in the Casco Bay Lines fleet, which began her service to proud islanders in May, 2005. An all-American product, she was designed by Seaworthy Systems of Essex, Connecticut and built by Steiner Shipyard in Bayou LaBatre, Alabama. Powered by New England Detroit Diesel engines, she made her maiden voyage up the Atlantic coast to Down East waters with a Casco Bay Lines crew aboard. She bears the name of noble predecessors, both famous harbor workhorses for much of the 20th century: Aucocisco I (1897-1953), built in the Nathan Dyer yard in South Portland and used as a United States Navy ferry serving Portland harbor forts during World War II; and Aucocisco II (1954-1967), built by Blount Marine of Rhode Island. Built along the lines and bearing the spirit of her famous namesakes, may the new Aucocisco III continue to symbolize the endurance, diligence and determination to breast the tides, which exemplifies the Maine heritage. We wish her fair winds, following seas and a long voyage well into the 21st Century serving Casco Bay and Portland, Longfellow's beloved city "that is seated by the sea"; (HLS 1235)

Carolyn Ouellet, of Rockport, who has earned the distinction of being named Salutatorian of the 2005 graduating class of Camden Hills Regional High School. We extend our congratulations to Carolyn on this accomplishment; (HLS 1236)

Ruth Gonnella, of Rockport, who has earned the distinction of being named Co-Valedictorian of the 2005 graduating class of Camden Hills Regional High School. We extend our congratulations to Ruth on this accomplishment; (HLS 1237)

Brigitta Polson, of Lincolnville, who has earned the distinction of being named Co-Valedictorian of the 2005 graduating class of Camden Hills Regional High School. We extend our congratulations to Brigitta on this accomplishment; (HLS 1238)

Pastor Steven Loan, of Winter Harbor, who is leaving after 12 years as pastor at the Gouldsboro and Prospect Harbor United Methodist Churches. His vigorous and encompassing ministry has extended beyond the comfortable confines of the church walls to all in need. We acknowledge his dedicated service to the community and State and we join his parishioners in wishing him well in his future endeavors; (HLS 1239)

the members of the Fort Kent Community High School Nordic Girls Ski Team on winning the Aroostook County Nordic Ski Championship. The members of the team are: Nicole Chasse, Dee Pelletier, Kathryn Morin, Nicki Trudel, Lindsay Cyr, Justine Cyr, Kristyn Labrie, Allison Charette, Cassie Vaillancourt, Sarah Plourde, Sarah Bouchard, Lauren Lavoie and Lora Cyr and Coaches Ben Paradis and Greg Voisine. We extend our congratulations to them on their achievement; (HLS 1240)

Richard E. "Dick" Doyle, lifelong resident of Portland, and notable sportswriter for the Portland newspapers. Mr. Doyle graduated from Bowdoin College in 1940 and went to work for Guy Gannett Publishing Company. He served in the United States Army during World War II in the European Theater of Operations. He returned from the war to the newspaper, where he worked for 44 years before retiring. He was very active in the community and served on the first Parish Council of St. Patrick's Church. He will be greatly missed by his loving family, his readers and his friends; (IN MEMORIAM) (HLS 1241)

Costa Smirles, of Greene, on the occasion of his retirement from Winthrop High School. Mr. Smirles taught math for 35 years. We extend our appreciation to Mr. Smirles for his commitment to the youth of the State and send our congratulations to him on his retirement; (HLS 1242)

Barbara Selwood, of Winthrop, on the occasion of her retirement from Winthrop High School after a career as a math teacher that spanned 21 years. We extend our appreciation to Ms. Selwood for her commitment to the youth of the State and send our best wishes to her on her retirement; (HLS 1243)

Paula Gaudet, of Winthrop, on the occasion of her retirement from Winthrop Public Schools after a career that spanned 31 years. Ms. Gaudet was a teacher, assistant principal, grade school principal and superintendent of schools. We extend our appreciation to Ms. Gaudet for her commitment to the youth of the State and send our best wishes to her on her retirement; (HLS 1244)

Liz Vose, of Winthrop, on the occasion of her retirement from Winthrop Grade School after 21 years as a second grade teacher. We extend our appreciation to Ms. Vose for her commitment to the youth of the State and send our best wishes to her on her retirement; (HLS 1245)

Jim Baker, of Winthrop, on the occasion of his retirement from Winthrop Middle School. Mr. Baker taught in the Industrial Arts Department for 33 years. We extend our appreciation to Mr. Baker for his commitment to the youth of the State and send our best wishes to him on his retirement; (HLS 1246)

Frank Smith, of Wayne, on the occasion of his retirement from Winthrop High School. Mr. Smith taught in the Industrial Arts Department for 35 years. We extend our appreciation to Mr. Smith for his commitment to the youth of the State and send our congratulations to him on his retirement; (HLS 1247)

the Honorable Verdi L. Tripp, of Brunswick, who has been named the 2004 Citizen of the Year by the Southern Midcoast Maine Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Tripp served in the House of Representatives during the 117th, 118th and 119th Legislatures. He has been active in the area Chamber of Commerce since 1985 and served as its president in 1990. He was instrumental in establishing the first Base Realignment and Closure "BRAC" committee of the chamber, which was successful in averting the Brunswick Naval Air Station from being listed in the first BRAC review. He was a Topsham selectman, serving as chair for 5 years. He cochaired the Coastal Connector and Merrymeeting Bridge project. He has been married to his wife Margaret for 44 years, and they have 2 children. He and his wife started The Pejepscot Cryer newspaper, which is now the Topsham Cryer. We extend our appreciation to him for his unselfish commitment to his community and congratulate him on receiving this award; (HLS 1248)

Everett and Edith Dearborn, of Mattawamkeag, on the occasion of their 50th Wedding Anniversary, June 25, 2005. We congratulate them and wish them continued happiness; (HLS 1249)

Dawn Tripp, of Eliot, who is the recipient of the annual Fabyan Drake Citizen of the Year Award. This honor is presented to Ms. Tripp for her many years of dedicated public service. Her enthusiasm and interest in the children of Eliot is apparent through her helping to organize their participation in the inaugural parade in Washington, D.C. Dawn has been a supervising member and adult advisor to the Explorer Scouts, while also contributing her time and energy to the children's Special Olympics. As a member of the Blue Knights, Dawn brings her civic-mindedness to an organization that positively influences the people of our great state. Her assistance to the Eliot American Legion-sponsored Christmas tree program and the Christmas parties at the Baptist Church has become invaluable. Her founding of the Eliot Children's Leadership Council and contributing 2 years to the development of the "Promise for America" policy further brings to light Dawn's commitment to youth. Dawn also helps Eliot's seniors. She is a founding member of the Seniors and Law Enforcement Together program, a program that educates seniors to help prevent them from falling victim to acts of fraud. We extend our appreciation to Dawn for her diligent work and congratulate her for receiving this distinguished honor; (HLS 1250)

Patricia Lord, a teacher at South School in Rockland, who is retiring after 18 years of teaching at the school and almost 37 years as a teacher. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to her on her retirement; (HLS 1251)

Linda Woodman, a teacher at South School in Rockland, who is retiring after 18 years of teaching at the school and 26 years with the school district. We acknowledge her dedicated years of teaching and we extend our congratulations and best wishes to her on her retirement; (HLS 1252)

Thomas LeBlond, a teacher at Rockland District Middle School, who is retiring after 30 years of dedicated service to School Administrative District #5. We acknowledge his dedicated years of teaching and extend our congratulations and best wishes to him on his retirement; (HLS 1253)

Frank and Alice Wallace, of East Millinocket, on the occasion of their 50th Wedding Anniversary, June 18, 2005. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Mr. and Mrs. Wallace on their Golden Anniversary; (HLS 1254)

William and Helen Barrett, of Lisbon Falls, on the occasion of their 50th Wedding Anniversary, June 25, 2005. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Mr. and Mrs. Barrett on this special occasion; (HLS 1255)

Philip and Barbara Roy, of Lisbon Falls, on the occasion of their 60th Wedding Anniversary, November 22, 2005. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Mr. and Mrs. Roy on this special occasion; (HLS 1256)

Samuel E. Pattison, Jr., of Harpswell, on the occasion of his retirement from Knight-Celotex plant in Lisbon Falls after 37 years of dedicated service to his work and community. We extend our best wishes to Mr. Pattison on his retirement; (HLS 1257)

George and Anna Ferguson, of Lisbon Falls, on the occasion of their 60th Wedding Anniversary, May 19, 2005. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Mr. and Mrs. Ferguson on this special occasion; (HLS 1258)

George and Joanne Couture, of Bowdoin, on the occasion of their 60th Wedding Anniversary, November 3, 2005. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Mr. and Mrs. Couture on this special occasion; (HLS 1259)

Arthur and Ernestine Marquis, of Lisbon Falls, on the occasion of their 60th Wedding Anniversary, March 30, 2005. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Mr. and Mrs. Marquis on this special occasion; (HLS 1260)

George and Jeanne Huston, of Lisbon Falls, on the occasion of their 50th Wedding Anniversary, June 16, 2005. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Mr. and Mrs. Huston on this special occasion; (HLS 1261)

Robert and Claudette Blais, Sr., of Lisbon Falls, on the occasion of their 50th Wedding Anniversary, June 11, 2005. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Mr. and Mrs. Blais on this special occasion; (HLS 1262)

Thelma Godsoe Bowler, of Bangor, on the occasion of her 101st birthday, June 27, 2005. Mrs. Bowler is a graduate of Bangor High School and the Gilman Commercial School. She married Leslie Bowler on July 5, 1934 and they spent most of their lives in Bangor where they raised their son William. Her son and grandson currently reside on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts. Mrs. Bowler is a dedicated member of the Church of Christ, Scientist. Her kindness and positive spirit are an inspiration to all she meets. We extend to her our congratulations and best wishes on this momentous occasion; (HLS 1263)

Glen Murray O'Leary, of St. John Plantation, on the occasion of his 80th birthday, May 21, 1925. Mr. O'Leary is a United States Army veteran of World War II. Mr. O'Leary was born in St. John and worked on the family farm until he joined the service in 1943. He was in Japan for 1 year and in the hospital in Japan for 3 months. While hospitalized, he received a visit from Maine Senator Owen Brewster, who sent a letter of reassurance to Mr. O'Leary's mother. After the war, he returned to farming, which he did until 1964. He worked for the Pinkham Mill as a heavy equipment operator, in the woods for Great Northern and then for Irving at the St. John mill. He retired in 1975. He was a hard worker and a good father to 7 beautiful children. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Mr. O'Leary on this special occasion; (HLS 1264)

Alex Rich, of Glenburn, who received his United States Air Force wings in a ceremony at Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to him on this achievement; (HLS 1265)

the Coast Guard Group at Southwest Harbor, upon winning this year's top United States Coast Guard Excellence in Food Service Award in the medium ashore category from the International Food Service Executive Association. We extend our congratulations to Chief Food Service Specialist Michael Carpenter and Executive Officer Russell Davidson and their galley crew on their achievement; (HLS 1266)

Mr. Robert Chaplin's 6th-grade class at the Conners Emerson School in Bar Harbor, which has received the United States Environmental Protection Agency Paul G. Keough Earth Artist Award. The Emerson School was one of 9 Maine schools to receive a 2005 environmental award from the New England Office of the Environmental Protection Agency. We extend our congratulations to the class on its receiving this award; (HLS 1267)

Hazel Ruth Gilpatrick Libby Cole, of Gray, on her 90th birthday. Hazel, the daughter of Dunton and Ethel Rollins Gilpatrick, was born on June 14, 1915 in Danforth. Hazel was educated in Danforth and Milo, and in 1932 she graduated from Milo High School and went on to graduate from Gorham Normal School in 1934. While attending college she met and married Ernest Libby in 1934. Hazel and Ernest raised a family of 6 children. Hazel's life has been long and full, with her as the centerpiece of her bustling family of children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a teacher, actor, avid square dancer, cribbage player and world traveler. For years Hazel was a constant presence at the family restaurant, Cole Farms in Gray, where she spent many an hour helping with the day-to-day operations. She is an active member of the First Congregational Church supporting the bean suppers and many other church initiatives as she always has over the years. Hazel's sense of humor, sensitivity and generosity have made a lasting impression on the lives of many. Happy 90th birthday Hazel; (HLS 1268)

the members of the Caribou High School Girls Tennis Team, the Caribou Vikings, who have won the 2005 Class B Eastern Maine Girls Tennis Championship. The players include Jessica Belanger, Michelle Ouellette, Casey Corriveau, Nikole Lopez, Suzanne Dorman, Kelley Damboise, Rebekah Johnson, Kylee Morrell, Danielle Pelkey, Nicole Nadeau and Tess Collins. The team is coached by John Habeeb and Jane Hunter. The team had a perfect record of 15 wins as it headed into its second straight state finals appearance. We extend our congratulations to the team and we send them our best wishes on their future endeavors; (HLS 1269)

Charles William Qualey, Jr., and Barbara Theresa Clements Qualey, of North Anson, on their 50th Wedding Anniversary. Charlie and Barbara were married at the First Congregational Church in Gray on July 30, 1955. After marrying, the couple spent 3 years in Ohio before returning home to Maine. Charlie took a position with the Somerset Telephone Company, making North Anson their home for the last 44 years and raising their 6 children there. The couple has been very involved in family and community life over the years. Charlie served on School Administrative District #74's school board and is a member of the Masons and the Shriners. Barbara often worked at the Well Baby Clinics and is involved in the Rebekahs. Barbara and Charlie's children all live in Maine, except one, and have given them 11 grandchildren, who fill their retirement days. We wish them a happy 50th Wedding Anniversary; (HLS 1270)



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