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Joseph and Rita Costello, of Old Town, on the special occasion of their 50th Wedding Anniversary. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to them as they celebrate their Golden Anniversary; (HLS 1317)

Janice Fulmer, of Sanford, who was a dedicated teacher in the Sanford school system for more than 3 decades. The daughter of a Sanford schoolteacher, Ms. Fulmer taught for 33 years and her daughter also now teaches in Sanford. Teaching children was her greatest passion. She was always willing to give an extra amount of effort for her students who needed it. We acknowledge her many years of service to the children in her care. She will be fondly remembered and greatly missed by her loving family, her former students and her many friends; (IN MEMORIAM) (HLS 1318)

the following members of the Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School Baseball Team, which won the 2005 Class A State Championship: players Dan Millett, Ethan Sutton, Russel Estes, Ryan Yates, Jon Cote, Chris Jennings, Derek Varney, Ben Ryerson, Chris Roy, Justin Frechette, Kelvin Decato, Corey Saunders, Kyle Keniston, Matt McDonnell, Alex Waite and David Pratt; Head Coach Shane Slicer; Assistant Coaches Brian Cox and Joe Oufiero; Athletic Trainer Cara Maloney; and Athletic Administrator Jeff Benson. This is the first title for the Oxford Hills Vikings in baseball since the formation of the 8-town district. We extend our congratulations to the team for this achievement; (HLS 1319)

Charles and Luella Standard, of West Paris, on the occasion of their 50th Wedding Anniversary. Mr. and Mrs. Standard, college sweethearts, celebrated this wonderful occasion with friends and family on May 22, 2005 at the West Paris Baptist Church with a renewal of their vows. We honor them on this tremendous milestone and wish them continued happiness; (HLS 1320)

Tom and Mary Standard, of West Paris, on the occasion of their 50th Wedding Anniversary. Mr. and Mrs. Standard, high school sweethearts, celebrated this wonderful occasion with friends and family on May 22, 2005 at the West Paris Baptist Church with a renewal of their vows. We honor them on this tremendous milestone and wish them continued happiness; (HLS 1321)

Forest "Pat" Goodwin, a longtime resident of Levant. Mr. Goodwin joined the United States Army in 1943 during World War II and volunteered to become a Ranger. He was discharged from the Army on October 15, 1945 as a highly decorated Corporal. After the war, Pat settled on the Wing Road, where he lives today. He raised 8 children with the help of his first wife, Janice Hodgdon Goodwin, and his wife of 45 years, Olive Robertson Goodwin. Pat was active in the community as a member of the fire department, Grange and the Masons. The Town of Levant has dedicated the 2005 Town Report to Mr. Goodwin for his many years of service to the town and the surrounding communities; (HLS 1322)

Howard L. Ruben, of Stockton Springs, beloved husband of Norma. Mr. Ruben worked at and operated I.W. Ruben Salvage and was a tax assessor for Searsport and Stockton ;Springs. He enjoyed driving his old Ford tractor. He will be missed by his family and friends;

; (IN MEMORIAM) (HLS 1323)

Andy and Sheree Wess, of Winthrop, proprietors of Lakeside Motel and Marina on Cobbosseecontee Lake, for their volunteer work benefiting the Special Olympics. Mr. and Mrs. Wess host the Maine Special Olympics Open Bass Tournament with all proceeds going to the Special Olympics. They are hosts and extended family to the many Legislators who live at the motel during session. We extend our appreciation to Mr. and Mrs. Wess for their commitment to the citizens of the State; (HLS 1324)

Theodora Brunette, of Sanford, fondly known by all who knew her as "Teddi." Mrs. Brunette was employed for almost 30 years with the York County Community Action Corporation. She was a communicant of Holy Family Church and served there as a Eucharistic minister. She was a civic-minded person, active in the Red Cross, Waban Projects and the Literacy Program. She served as a Sanford Town Meeting member. She served on the Sanford Planning Board and was a member of the Rolling Thunder. As a notary public, she married thousands of couples. She was Director of Events for the Fourth of July celebrations for the town for 30 years. The Chamber of Commerce will honor her with the "Sanford Proud" award on July 4th. She had a big heart and was a good friend to many. She will be greatly missed by her family, friends and all who knew her; (IN MEMORIAM) (HLS 1325)

Jesse Elmer Benner, of Warren, 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. Jesse earned 21 merit badges and served as treasurer in the crew. He constructed a handicapped-accessible picnic table, garden seat and sandbox for Prior Park in Union, a park dedicated in memory of his great-grandfather. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to him on his achievement; (HLS 1326)

Wilfred Albert Lauze, of Lewiston, on the occasion of his 100th Birthday, July 28, 2005. Born in Jay in 1905, Mr. Lauze worked as a bellhop at the Hotel Commodore in New York City until World War II, then worked at Fairchild in Long Island. After the war, he moved to Lewiston, where he worked for Pepperill Mill and Lombard Shoe Company until his retirement. He married Cecile Belanger in 1954 and they have one son, who lives in Texas. They have lived at Montello Heights for 4 years. Mr. Lauze enjoyed gardening and woodworking as pastimes and is a big Boston Red Sox fan. We send him our congratulations and best wishes on this centennial celebration of his life; (HLS 1327)

Kennebec Lodge No. 42 Knights of Pythias, in Bowdoinham, on its 100th Anniversary. When it was instituted on December 27, 1883, it had 20 charter members. The original hall burned down in 1904 and the lodge has met in the same location since 1905. The Kennebec Lodge No. 42 Knights of Pythias has had a variety of members, from sea captains to doctors. There were 4 members from Bowdoinham's lodge who earned the high honor of Grand Chancellor of the State of Maine. The lodge currently has 47 members, 7 of which are 50-year members. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to the good members of this group; (HLS 1328)

Joe and Veneita Shaw, of Mars Hill, on the occasion of their 50th Wedding Anniversary. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to them on this special occasion; (HLS 1329)

Brett DeLawter, of Sabattus, who is the recipient of the Royal Rangers Bronze Medal of Achievement Award. The Royal Rangers is a Christian ministry for boys that teach local church and community involvement. The ministry offers bible study, nature-related activities and physical skills development that helps build self-esteem. Brett is in the 6th grade and a member of the Adventure Rangers. He has worked towards achieving the Bronze Medal Award by displaying his excellence in skills development through his completion of numerous required merits. We extend our congratulations to Brett on this accomplishment; (HLS 1330)

James W. Colburn, of Harrison, on the occasion of his retirement after 19 years as the town's postmaster. Mr. Colburn was appointed in 1985 and is the town's second longest serving postmaster. He started working for the United States Postal Service in 1969. He received a service award for 38 years of dedicated service with the United States Government. In October 2001, he received an official commendation and recognition for delivery confirmation performance of 97% or above. He served with the United States Army as a paratrooper. He was a member of the Harrison Planning Board and the color guard, volunteered with the little league and pony teams and served as the first head coach for the Oxford Hills Varsity Soccer Team. We extend our appreciation to Mr. Colburn for his commitment to the citizens of Harrison and extend our best wishes to him for a peaceful retirement; (HLS 1331)

the Arbutus Grange No. 450 in Surry, on the occasion of its 100th Anniversary. Founded on April 11, 1905, the Grange has served as an important part of the community of Surry and has contributed to the development of the area's agricultural industry. We extend our congratulations to the good members of the Arbutus Grange and send them our best wishes on this centennial celebration; (HLS 1332)

Clifton and Ruth Fryer Foster, of Gray, on the occasion of their 50th Wedding Anniversary, August 20, 2005. In 1961 they moved to Gray, where they raised their 4 sons. Mr. Foster worked for the Maine Forest Service for 26 years, and Mrs. Foster taught at Russell School in Gray for 33 years. They have been active in civic groups. Mrs. Foster started the Pen-Pal program for her students and area nursing home seniors. Mr. Foster served on the Gray Town Council and Planning Board and was a member of the House of Representatives during the 118th, 119th and 120th Legislatures. They are now enjoying traveling and camping with their family. We join their family and friends in extending our congratulations and best wishes to them on this very special occasion; (HLS 1333)

William P. Burke, of Millinocket, on the occasion of his 80th birthday, July 24, 2005. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Mr. Burke on this special occasion; (HLS 1334)

the St. John Aroostook Resource Conservation and Development Area, of Presque Isle, on the occasion of its 40th Anniversary. The St. John Aroostook Resource Conservation and Development Area is one of 368 resource conservation and development areas nationwide and consists of a total of 4,257,080 acres. The vision of the St. John Aroostook Resource Conservation and Development Area Council is to help care for and promote appreciation for natural resources in a way that enriches the community and betters the lives of citizens of the State. We extend our appreciation to the St. John Aroostook Resource Conservation and Development Area Council for its commitment to sustaining natural resources, improving its community and bettering the lives of the citizens of the State; (HLS 1335)

Joseph and Delores Finkle, of Parsonsfield, on the occasion of their 50th Wedding Anniversary. We extend to them our congratulations on this tremendous milestone and send our best wishes for continued happiness; (HLS 1336)

Specialist Matt Lane, of Strong, who has returned home from active duty with the 133rd Engineer Battalion stationed in Iraq. We have been blessed with generations of men and women like Specialist Lane 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 Lane home and in extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the United States military; (HLS 1337)

Glyn D. Lovely, of Presque Isle, on the occasion of his retirement as a Supervisor in the Family Independence Division of the Department of Health and Human Services after 35 years of dedicated service to the State. We extend our appreciation to Mr. Lovely for his commitment to the citizens of the State and wish him a restful and joyous retirement; (HLS 1338)

Joan B. Bacon, of Fort Fairfield, on the occasion of her retirement after 29 years of dedicated service to the State. Ms. Bacon worked as a Family Independence Specialist with the Department of Health and Human Services. We extend our appreciation to Ms. Bacon for her commitment to the citizens of the State and wish her a restful and joyous retirement; (HLS 1339)

Myrna Evelyn (Hatto) Gerow Sleeper, on the occasion of her 90th Birthday, July 21, 2005. She was born in Belvedere Crossing and was married twice and widowed. She has 3 children, 10 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great-grandchildren. Mrs. Sleeper has had a very active life, including working on farms rogueing and picking potatoes, working at the shipyard in Bath during World War II and working 20 years at Pratt & Whitney Aircraft in East Hartford, Connecticut. She has fished and hunted most of her life, bagging a bear in 1975 and making 3 trips to Alaska for salmon fishing. Also in 1975, she made a trip to Rome and met the Pope. For over 30 years Mrs. Sleeper has been a "snowbird," spending winters in Zephyr Hills, Florida and summers at Mattawamkeag Lake in Island Falls, Maine. She enjoys her camp on the lake, the Maine outdoors and her family and friends. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to her on this celebration of her 90 years; (HLS 1340)

the Museum of Lighthouse History, of Wells, on the occasion of the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the museum expansion on August 7, 2005, National Lighthouse Day. The Museum of Lighthouse History is dedicated to the preservation, educational interpretation and promotion of America's rich lighthouse heritage. It is owned and operated by the nonprofit American Lighthouse Foundation. The Grand Opening of the newly expanded museum on National Lighthouse Day is meant to honor these stately beacons on our shores that have guided and protected our country since our nation's inception. Maine's nautical heritage is rich in these structures and we acknowledge the importance of this grand opening. We send our best wishes to the Museum of Lighthouse History on this special occasion; (HLS 1341)

The Aroostook Medical Center, for receiving a national award for Exceeding Patient Expectations according to Avatar International, Inc., a consulting group that specializes in measuring customer expectations in healthcare. The award was given to honor the leadership and staff of The Aroostook Medical Center, which has maintained this honor for 3 years. As the largest and most comprehensive health care organization in Aroostook County, it exemplifies excellence in health care in Aroostook County and the State of Maine. We extend our congratulations to The Aroostook Medical Center on receiving this prestigious honor; (HLS 1342)

Stephanie Beaulieu, of Fort Fairfield, for performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation on a 3-week old infant and saving the infant's life on June 10, 2005. Ms. Beaulieu was attending a school function with her family when she noticed the infant in distress. She works for the Bureau of Motor Vehicles as an Investigator. We acknowledge her heroic actions and we extend our congratulations and best wishes to her; (HLS 1343)

Zachery Thompson, of Yarmouth, a member of Boy Scout Troop No. 92, who has attained the high rank and distinction of Eagle Scout. This 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 Zachery on this accomplishment; (HLS 1344)

Sergeant Wade Tripp, of Strong, who has returned home from active duty with the 101st Airborne Division, Air Assault Unit, 1st Battalion stationed in Iraq. We have been blessed with generations of men and women like Sergeant Tripp 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 Tripp home and in extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the United States military; (HLS 1345)

Sergeant Jeff Rowe, Jr., of Wilton, who has returned home from active duty with the United States Marine Corps, HMC Company, HE Platoon, 2nd Maintenance Division, stationed in Iraq. We have been blessed with generations of men and women like Sergeant Rowe 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 Rowe home and in extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the United States military; (HLS 1346)

Mary Patricia Richard Cook, of Greenville, on the occasion of her 88th birthday, August 8, 2005. Ms. Cook has lived in Greenville all her life and has been a lifelong member of the Greenville Methodist Church, the Rainbow Girls, Rebekahs and the Eastern Star. She volunteered at the Charles A. Dean Memorial Hospital. She still looks forward to volunteering and visiting patients and friends. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Ms. Cook on this special occasion; (HLS 1347)

Delores Stewart, of Millinocket, on the occasion of her retirement after 30 years as a crossing guard for the children of Millinocket. Mrs. Stewart made a safe environment for schoolchildren for 3 decades and became known affectionately as "Ma" to the thousands of children she served. Throughout her years working as a crossing guard, she has seen all 7 of her children and 5 of her 13 grandchildren graduate from high school. She has one great-grandchild. She plans to care for her elderly mother. We acknowledge her many years of dedicated service to her community and we send her our best wishes on her retirement; (HLS 1348)

Royden E. McInnis, of Millinocket. He worked as a millwright at Great Northern Paper Company for more than 38 years, retiring in 1986, and also worked in the Civilian Conservation Corps camps during World War II. He was a member of the Northern Timber Cruisers Snowmobile Club and he was very proud of being involved in Mount Katahdin rescues. He will be greatly missed and fondly remembered by his loving wife of 59 years, Jeannine, his family, his neighbors and his many friends; (IN MEMORIAM) (HLS 1349)

Jean C. Ewing, of East Millinocket. Mrs. Ewing helped organize and was a member of the East Millinocket Fire Department Auxiliary. She loved being at her summer home on Ambajejus Lake. She will be greatly missed and fondly remembered by her husband, Randall, and her family, neighbors and friends; (IN MEMORIAM) (HLS 1350)

the men and women of Company A, 133rd Engineering Battalion, Maine Army National Guard. Under the leadership of Captain Dean Preston, the members of the 133rd Battalion were called to duty in Iraq. While in Iraq, the 133rd built schools and municipal buildings and constructed new roads. Our country has been blessed with generations of men and women like the members of Company A 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 sending our appreciation to the members of the company for their commitment to the armed forces, and we applaud their brave actions, which honor their unit, the State of Maine and the United States of America; (HLS 1351)

the following members of the Phillips High School Graduating Class of 1955: Daniel Wing, Rodney (Bud) Wilbur, Glen (Bo) Douglas, Roberta Fairbanks, Connie Witman-Smith, Carrie Hodges Worcester, Ann Pease Thomas and Franklin Huntington. We extend our congratulations to them as they celebrate their 50th class reunion; (HLS 1352)

Hazel Stevens, of Strong, who celebrated her 100th birthday on July 18, 2005 with nearly that many family members, friends and neighbors. She has been presented with the Boston Post Cane as the oldest resident of Strong. She has held several jobs, including working in the barbershop she and her husband Frank opened in their home. They had 6 children and have 16 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and 7 great-great-grandchildren. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Mrs. Stevens on this very special occasion; (HLS 1353)

Representative Charles Earl Crosby III, of Topsham, upon receiving the Wal-Mart Regional District Award. Every year at Wal-Mart's annual shareholders meeting, Wal-Mart honors the best of their best in terms of associate performance. Representative Crosby, a member of the Joint Standing Committee on Business, Research and Economic Development, received the award in June in Arkansas for his outstanding commitment to fundraising for charitable causes. Under his leadership, his Wal-Mart district raised the most money in Maine to help those with less and those in need. We congratulate Representative Crosby on this dedication to his community and for receiving this well-deserved award; (HLS 1354)

Serene M. Mosca, of Millinocket, a longtime Democratic Party activist. Ms. Mosca was born in Italy and came to Maine at 7 years of age. She was a graduate of Stearns High School and Eastern Academy of Cosmetology. She owned and operated Serene's Beauty Shop in Millinocket for 50 years and was also the co-owner and director of Twin City Beauty School in Brewer for several years. She chaired many committees and organized many fund-raisers for the Democratic Party. She was nominated as delegate and attended several state and national conventions. She was active in community affairs and especially enjoyed July 4th activities and spent hours designing and helping various organizations build floats for the parade or plan reunions. Ms. Mosca was also involved with theater and was make-up artist for school plays and local productions of the Millinocket Players. She will be greatly missed by her family and her many friends; (IN MEMORIAM) (HLS 1355)

Rudolph "Rudy" Cosenze, of Milford, a veteran of World War II, who served in the United States Army Air Corps. Mr. Cosenze was born in Millinocket and was a graduate of Higgins Classical Institute and the University of Maine. He was also a graduate of the United States Department of Labor Training Institute, where he held 4 certificates as a certified instructor of Safety Management. He worked in the construction industry for over 13 years before teaching in the Bangor School System for 2 years. He then moved on to Eastern Maine Technical College where he taught Architectural Technology for 23 years. He served on the Board of Directors of UMO Athletics for many years and was later elected president. Mr. Cosenze also served on the Board of Directors for the Old Town/Orono YMCA and was an advisor of the Old Town High "Y." He will be greatly missed by his loving wife of 50 years, Cathy-Mae, his family and his many friends; (IN MEMORIAM) (HLS 1356)

Mary Graham, of Presque Isle, a 4th-grade teacher at Zippel Elementary School, who was chosen as a Time Warner Crystal Apple Award Winner. Twenty teachers and teams have been recognized for excellence in class projects that utilize the free resources provided by Time Warner Cable. Ms. Graham, along with Lori Bates, contributed to a project entitled "Patterns and Quilts and the South." Students created patterns on quilts while working on a unit in math, combined with a unit in writing. They used the cable program, "Clues in the Quilts," on HGTV to show how quilt patterns were used by slaves to map the path of the Underground Railroad. We extend our congratulations to Ms. Graham on her receiving this award; (HLS 1357)

Lori Bates, of Presque Isle, a 4th-grade teacher at Zippel Elementary School, who was chosen as a Time Warner Crystal Apple Award Winner. Twenty teachers and teams have been recognized for excellence in class projects that utilize the free resources provided by Time Warner Cable. Ms. Bates, along with Mary Graham, contributed to a project entitled "Patterns and Quilts and the South." Students created patterns on quilts while working on a unit in math, combined with a unit in writing. They used the cable program, "Clues in the Quilts," on HGTV to show how quilt patterns were used by slaves to map the path of the Underground Railroad. We extend our congratulations to Ms. Bates on her receiving this award; (HLS 1358)

the 33rd anniversary of the founding of the Theater Project, in Brunswick, and the 28th anniversary of the Young Peoples Theater. We acknowledge Al Miller, founder, for his dedication to inspiring and improving the world community through dramatic art. The mission of the Theater Project is to change young and old, to enrich and inspire their lives and to provide a safe environment for original and dynamic exploration. Al Miller embodies this mission. He has touched thousands of lives, both children and adults, from Maine to the Middle East and Poland to Michigan. Mr. Miller has distinguished himself by reaching out to children in need. There are many inspiring stories; from a simple funny gesture to a child who looked sad, helping a teenager gain entry to college and teaching theater games that a soldier now uses to communicate with children in the Middle East. His accomplishments are imaginative and dynamic, enriching so many lives along the way. We extend our congratulations to Al Miller, the Theater Project and the Young Peoples Theater on this important anniversary; (HLS 1359)



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