Legislative record house appendix



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Dr. and Mrs. Loring Pratt, of Fairfield, on the occasion of their 60th wedding anniversary, February 3, 2005. Dr. Pratt, an ear, nose and throat doctor in Waterville for many years, and Mrs. Pratt, a registered nurse, have 9 children, 26 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. We congratulate them on this very special occasion and extend our best wishes to them; (HLS 101)

Deidre Downs, Miss America 2005 of Alabama, who will visit Portland March 2, 2005 for a Tea Social and Fashion Show. The Miss America Organization, one of the world's largest providers of scholarship assistance for young women, helps them to achieve personal and professional goals while providing a forum in which to demonstrate their talents. We warmly welcome Deidre to our State and extend our congratulations and best wishes to her; (HLS 102)

Reverend John W. Keegan, S.J., of Portland, who is retiring as President of Cheverus High School at the end of the 2004-05 school year. He has served as President of the Jesuit college preparatory high school for a combined total of 20 years. Father Keegan has overseen the doubling of the school's enrollment, its transition to a coed institution and a huge campus expansion. We congratulate Father Keegan on his many successes at Cheverus High School and extend our best wishes to him on his future endeavors; (HLS 103)

Marissa Rublee, of Glenburn, on placing second in the speech contest sponsored by Modern Woodmen of America at Glenburn School. This year's topic was "A Great Time in American History." We congratulate Marissa on this achievement; (HLS 104)

Kimia Kaskooli, of Glenburn, on winning the speech contest sponsored by Modern Woodmen of America, held at Glenburn School. This year's topic was "A Great Time in American History." We congratulate Kimia on her achievement and extend our best wishes to her; (HLS 105)

Nikki Holland, of Glenburn, on placing third in the speech contest sponsored by Modern Woodmen of America at Glenburn School. This year's topic was "A Great Time in American History." We congratulate Nikki on this achievement; (HLS 106)

the University of Maine Cooperative Extension on receiving the 2004 Award of Excellence for its Potato Technical Assistance Program. Presented by the Northeast Cooperative Extension Directors, this distinctive award recognizes critical economic, social and environmental achievements. We congratulate those involved in the successful accomplishments of the Extension Program and extend our best wishes to them; (HLS 107)

Kim Corbitt, a student at the University of Maine at Orono, who is a 2005 recipient of the M Club Dean Smith Award. The presentation is awarded to a female student-athlete with outstanding academic and athletic achievements along with citizenship and community service. Kim is a senior guard and co-captain on the University of Maine Women's Basketball Team, is a Maine Scholar-Athlete gold medalist and is majoring in biological engineering and mathematics. We congratulate her on receiving this prestigious award; (HLS 108)

Aaron Izaryk, a student at the University of Maine at Orono, who is a 2005 recipient of the M Club Dean Smith Award. The presentation is awarded to a male student-athlete with outstanding academic and athletic achievements along with citizenship and community service. Aaron is a senior catcher and co-captain on the University of Maine Baseball Team, is a Maine Scholar-Athlete gold medalist and is a kinesiology and physical education major. We congratulate him on being recognized for his outstanding achievements; (HLS 109)

Olive M. Treadwell, a lifelong and prominent resident of Acton. Mrs. Treadwell served the Acton community on many levels and was a member of numerous civic and historical organizations. She served on the building committee for the Acton School and she was a member of the Acton School Board for many years. She remembered fallen veterans by putting flags on their graves for Memorial Day for 25 years and was an active member in the Acton Civil War Veterans Memorial Committee and the Korean War and Vietnam War monument committees. Mrs. Treadwell held the position of Deputy Town Clerk and served as the Interim Town Clerk in 1986. This dedicated and caring woman has been a role model for family life and citizenship. She will be sadly missed by family, neighbors and friends; (IN MEMORIAM) (HLS 110)

Lyman Morse Boatbuilding Company, of Thomaston, on receiving the Clean Boatyard and Marina Award presented by the Maine Marine Trade Association. The award recognizes the superior management practices used by the company to reduce pollution and to preserve and improve our natural resources. Thomaston has a notable history of shipbuilding and area citizens take great pride in this award. Lyman Morse Boatbuilding Company is a model in its long-term commitment to the environment and we extend our congratulations on its exemplary accomplishment; (HLS 111)

the Kittery Point First Responders for their dedicated service in protecting life and property throughout the years. We extend our appreciation to them for their many selfless contributions; (HLS 112)

the Kittery First Responders for their dedicated service in protecting life and property throughout the years. We extend our appreciation to them for their many selfless contributions; (HLS 113)

Sylvia Fogarty, of New Vineyard, in whose honor the annual town report is being dedicated. In 1954, Sylvia and her family moved to New Vineyard where she continues to reside and enjoy her perennial gardens on the Anson Valley Road. She has played an important role in the town's library association and has been a member of the Planning Board. We congratulate Sylvia on being honored by the town she has called home for 50 years; (HLS 114)

Lauris Abbott, of Strong, in whose honor the annual town report is being dedicated. "Audy" was Postmaster in Strong until ill health forced his retirement in 1989. He has served on several town committees including the Budget Committee and the Forster Library Committee and he is a 50-year member of Johnson/Cox American Legion Post #78. He and his wife Beverly are the proud parents of 3 children and 8 grandchildren. We congratulate Lauris on being recognized by his hometown in such a special way; (HLS 115)

Andrew Phillips, Sr., of Avon, who is being saluted by the town with a special dedication in the annual town report. A veteran of the United States Army, he served in the Medical Corps in World War II and in the 5th Engineer Combat Battalion during the Korean Conflict. Upon his discharge, he quietly returned to his hometown where he raised his family. The Town has chosen to honor and thank this humble and unassuming man who received 9 medals during his honorable years of service to our country. We join the Town in thanking Andy for helping to keep our country free and our rights alive, and we congratulate him for being recognized in a special way by his hometown; (HLS 116)

Elsie Presby, of Avon, who is being saluted by the Town with a special dedication in the annual town report. Elsie has earned the love and respect of townspeople for her many years of service to others. She has worked as a ballot clerk for over 19 years, is one of the founding members of the Avon Mothers' Club and continues to be active in church and community functions. We congratulate Elsie whose kind and generous spirit is being recognized by the Town of Avon in such a special way; (HLS 117)

David Michniewicz, of York, who is retiring as Superintendent of the York Water District after 29 years of dedicated service. He was also active on the Legislative Committee of Maine Water Utilities and was past president of the Maine Water Utilities Association. We congratulate David and extend our best wishes to him for a long, happy and fulfilling retirement; (HLS 118)

the University of Maine Teaching Fellows program for Kindergarten to grade 12, which has been chosen to receive the regional Higher Education Excellence Award by the New England Board of Higher Education. The program is led by University of Maine ecologist Susan Brawley and is funded by the National Science Foundation. The program provides fellowships to outstanding graduate students in sciences, technology, engineering and mathematics. As part of their fellowships, students collaborate with public school teachers to bring more hands-on, inquiry-based science to kindergarten to grade 12 students in central and eastern Maine. We recognize the significance of the program and applaud those responsible for its success; (HLS 119)

Jeffrey William Pacheco, of Albion, of Boy Scout Troop #446, who has attained the high rank and distinction of Eagle Scout. We congratulate Jeffrey on this distinctive honor; (HLS 120)

Constance Wing, of Gardiner, on her 80th birthday, March 5, 2005. We congratulate her and extend our best wishes to her on this special occasion; (HLS 121)

Don Robataille, of Lewiston, who completed the daunting challenge of bicycling across America at 70 years of age. He continues to do long-distance bicycling, and is an inspiration for young and old. Married for 50 years and father of 5 children, Mr. Robataille worked for the Coca Cola Company for 35 years before retiring to realize his dream. We congratulate Mr. Robataille on his transcontinental journey and extend our wishes for many more adventures; (HLS 122)

Ruth Farabee Clark, of Durham, beloved wife, mother, friend, actress and inspiration to all who knew her by her well-earned nickname, "Lady Sunshine." Diagnosed with juvenile diabetes at age 11, for 40 years she proudly devoted her professional and personal energies to education and advocacy about diabetes research, organ donation and conquering chronic illness with the force of faith, joy and life. A 4th-generation Floridian, she graduated from Florida Southern College in 1972 and was named its Distinguished Alumni for Service to Humanity in 1985. In 1983 she was chosen Outstanding Young Woman of the Year by the Greater Portland Women Jaycees. An officer of the Maine Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired, she was a founding trustee of the National Kidney Foundation of Maine and served as its president from 1990-1993. An enthusiastic athlete, she attended the United States and World Transplant Olympics, earning 39 medals in swimming, shot put and running. A gifted singer and actress, she performed in scores of Maine theater productions and served on the Board of Lyric Music Theater. As one of the first United States recipients of a successful live donor kidney transplant in 1979, she entranced audiences across the United States and Canada with her presentations about life, faith and family. She will be fondly remembered by her loving family, many friends and all who were inspired by her call to "Fill Every Minute"; (IN MEMORIAM) (HLS 123)

the Reverend Chandler M. Holmes, formerly of North Waterboro, who served as pastor at North Waterboro Community Church from 1970 until his retirement in 1997. His father had served as pastor at the same church. Reverend Holmes was a respected member of several organizations, including the Masons and volunteer fire departments. He also played the trumpet and sang at many events. He will be fondly remembered by his family and friends; (IN MEMORIAM) (HLS 124)

Linwood Miller, of Wilton, who has been a member of the Franklin County Grange #50 for 80 years. We send our congratulations and best wishes to him on this anniversary; (HLS 125)

Michael Flagg, of Wilton, who has been a member of the Franklin County Grange #50 for 25 years. We send our congratulations and best wishes to him on this anniversary; (HLS 126)

Thomas Flagg, of Wilton, who has been a member of the Franklin County Grange #50 for 25 years. We send our congratulations and best wishes to him on this anniversary; (HLS 127)

Thelma Frost, of Wilton, who has been a member of the Franklin County Grange #50 for 70 years. We send our congratulations and best wishes to her on this anniversary; (HLS 128)

Wynnefred Shephard, of Wilton, who has been a member of the Franklin County Grange #50 for 70 years. We send our congratulations and best wishes to her on this anniversary; (HLS 129)

Edith Masterman, of Wilton, who has been a member of the Franklin County Grange #50 for 60 years. We send our congratulations and best wishes to her on this anniversary; (HLS 130)

Earl Tracy, of Wilton, who has been a member of the Franklin County Grange #50 for 25 years. We send our congratulations and best wishes to him on this anniversary; (HLS 131)

Vivian Tracy, of Wilton, who has been a member of the Franklin County Grange #50 for 25 years. We send our congratulations and best wishes to her on this anniversary; (HLS 132)

Cynthia Dame, of Portland, upon achieving the high honor and distinction of being named the current President of the AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary, Department of Maine. A proud native of Portland, she attended local schools and has achieved an admirable record of public volunteerism and civic dedication in her community and state. She has served as Chair of Youth Volunteer Efforts for her local AMVETS post and as Chair of the AMVETS Auxiliary Scholarship Committee for the State of Maine. She has served as President of the AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary, Post 25, for 4 terms, and as First Vice-President and Membership Chair for the Auxiliary, during which time membership reached record numbers. We salute her patriotism and dedication to the cause of veterans in Maine and Portland, Longfellow's city "That is seated by the sea"; (HLS 133)

Ryan E. Cline, of Spruce Head, a member of Boy Scout Troop No. 246, who has attained the high rank and distinction of Eagle Scout. We extend our congratulations to Ryan on this accomplishment; (HLS 134)

Elizabeth Brown, of Caribou, on her 95th Birthday, March 8, 2005. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to her on this special occasion; (HLS 135)

Jason Woodworth, of Blaine, a senior at Central Aroostook High School, on scoring 1,000 points in his high school basketball career. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Jason on this accomplishment; (HLS 136)

the members of the Central Aroostook Junior-Senior High School "Panthers" Basketball Team, of Mars Hill, winners of the Eastern Maine Class D Championship. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to the team and their coaches on this accomplishment; (HLS 137)

Jane Gray Muskie, widow of former Maine governor, senator and national Secretary of State Edmund S. Muskie, at her home outside Washington, D.C., on Christmas morning. Jane Gray was born and raised in Waterville, where she met young attorney Edmund S. Muskie. They married in 1948 while he was a member of the Maine House of Representatives. In 1954, Mr. Muskie was elected Governor of Maine, and as Maine's First Lady, Mrs. Muskie was the first in memory to have a child while living at the Blaine House. The Muskies moved to Washington, D.C., in 1958, when Edmund Muskie won the United States Senate seat he would hold until President Carter named him Secretary of State in 1980. Mrs. Muskie was devoted to her husband and five children, raising her family in Bethesda, Maryland, and Kennebunk, Maine. She was talented, charming and well respected, and she was one of her husband's greatest political assets. Mrs. Jane Muskie will be buried next to her husband, who predeceased her in 1996, at Arlington National Cemetery. She will be greatly missed by her loving family, her many friends and the citizens of the State of Maine; (IN MEMORIAM) (HLS 138)

the following members of the "A" Girls Basketball Team at Caravel Middle School in Carmel, upon winning the Penobscot Valley Middle School League Championship: Katie Durgin, Shannon Hall, Ashley Riling, Hillary Keith, Samantha Greeley-Gormley, Debra Kelley, Lauren Fitzgerald, Britney Kelley, Rachel Niles, Stephanie Smith, Megan Call, Jessica Scripture; managers Melissa Lawler and Sam Farnham; and Coach Richard Burger. We extend our congratulations to the team on achieving this accomplishment; (HLS 139)

the Mt. Blue High School Wrestling Team, of Farmington, winners of the Eastern Maine Class A Championship. We congratulate the "Cougars" on their second consecutive win; (HLS 140)

David Kleinschmidt, of Glenburn, a student at Bangor High School, who has been nominated as a 2005 Presidential Scholar. Scholars are selected for their academic and artistic achievements, leadership qualities, strength of character and activities in the community and school. We congratulate David on being nominated for this prestigious award; (HLS 141)

Shane Webber, of New Vineyard, a student at Mt. Blue High School, who won the 135-pound Class A State Wrestling Championship. We congratulate Shane on his victory; (HLS 142)

Randolph Sprague, Jr., of Medway, a member of Boy Scout Troop No. 205, who has attained the high rank and distinction of Eagle Scout. We extend our congratulations to Randolph on this accomplishment; (HLS 143)

Wakine and Anna Tanous, of East Millinocket, on the occasion of their 50th wedding anniversary. We congratulate them and extend our best wishes to this special couple; (HLS 144)

Carl Birt, of East Millinocket, a member of Boy Scout Troop No. 56, who has attained the high rank and distinction of Eagle Scout. We extend our congratulations to Carl on this accomplishment; (HLS 145)

Christopher Birt, of East Millinocket, a member of Boy Scout Troop No. 56, who has attained the high rank and distinction of Eagle Scout. We extend our congratulations to Christopher on this accomplishment; (HLS 146)

the past and present members of the United States Armed Forces from the Town of Temple, who have served or are now serving in the military to protect our country, and in whose honor the annual town report is being dedicated. We extend our appreciation to these citizens for their commitment to their town and country; (HLS 147)

Barbara Ford, of Winterport, who has been selected to receive the 2005 North American Council on Adoptable Children (NACAC) Adoption Activist Award. Barbara is one of 6 recipients of this prestigious award, which recognizes her many years of service to children and families. She is currently the President of The Board of Directors of Adoptive and Foster Families of Maine and has worked to educate state legislators on the needs of adoptive families and post adoption supports. We extend our sincere congratulations to Barbara on achieving this distinctive and well-deserved honor and thank her for her contributions to the welfare of children and families; (HLS 148)

Matthias Schreinemachers, of West Newfield, who was sworn in as a United States citizen on February 17, 2005. An enthusiastic resident of Maine, Matthias loves to hunt, snowshoe, fly-fish and ice-fish. A native of Haaren, Germany, he moved to Maine after being introduced to Jayme Lee Campbell, daughter of Representative James Campbell. He is now married to Jayme Lee and is a maintenance supervisor at MSAD #57. We congratulate Matthias on becoming a new United States citizen and we welcome him to our State; (HLS 149)

Bradley Larou, of Rome, who has attained the high rank and distinction of Eagle Scout. We extend our congratulations to Bradley on this accomplishment; (HLS 150)

Jacob Plummer, of Limington, who has attained the high rank and distinction of Eagle Scout. We extend our congratulations to Jacob on this accomplishment; (HLS 151)

Christopher Kelley, of Limington, who has attained the high rank and distinction of Eagle Scout. We extend our congratulations to Christopher on this accomplishment; (HLS 152)

Mose Russo, III, of Sebago, who has attained the high rank and distinction of Eagle Scout. We extend our congratulations to Mose on this accomplishment; (HLS 153)

Samuel Beety, of Limington, who has attained the high rank and distinction of Eagle Scout. We extend our congratulations to Samuel on this accomplishment; (HLS 154)

Merlin-Forest Bahr, of Sebago, who has attained the high rank and distinction of Eagle Scout. We extend our congratulations to Merlin-Forest on this accomplishment; (HLS 155)

Emily Spinney, of Corinth, 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 Emily on this accomplishment; (HLS 156)

Richard Walker IV, of Bath, who has attained the high rank and distinction of Eagle Scout. We extend our congratulations to Richard on this accomplishment; (HLS 157)

Eric Mattice, of Bath, who has attained the high rank and distinction of Eagle Scout. We extend our congratulations to Eric on this accomplishment; (HLS 158)

Alexander Liberman, of Bath, who has attained the high rank and distinction of Eagle Scout. We extend our congratulations to Alexander on this accomplishment; (HLS 159)

Haley Blum, of Bath, 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 Haley on this accomplishment; (HLS 160)

Kevin Adams, of Otis, who has attained the high rank and distinction of Eagle Scout. We extend our congratulations to Kevin on this accomplishment; (HLS 161)

David Langley, of Ellsworth, who has attained the high rank and distinction of Eagle Scout. We extend our congratulations to David on this accomplishment; (HLS 162)

Jeffrey Frank, of Ellsworth, who has attained the high rank and distinction of Eagle Scout. We extend our congratulations to Jeffrey on this accomplishment; (HLS 163)

Chief Yeoman Thomas R. Kunz, of Kittery, on his retirement from the United States Navy. Chief Kunz is authorized to wear the Dolphins and Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist Breast Insignias along with the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with one Gold Star, The Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal with 3 Gold Stars, USCG Meritorious Unit Commendation with Operation Device, 2 Battle Efficiency "E" Awards, Navy Good Conduct Medal with 4 Bronze Stars, Navy Expeditionary Medal, National Defense Medal with one Bronze Star, Arctic Service Ribbon, USCG Special Operations Ribbon and the Expert Pistol Medal. We congratulate Chief Kunz and extend our best wishes for a happy and fulfilling retirement; (HLS 164)

the Aroostook Republican for its 125 years of circulation. With the release of its first edition on January 14, 1880, founder Samuel W. Mathews, Maine's first labor commissioner, had a vision for a weekly newspaper in Caribou. His dream is ongoing as the paper continues to be a vital source of news and information for Caribou residents and also for the surrounding communities of Woodland, New Sweden, Limestone and Stockholm. We wish the current staff of Kati Bell, Amanda Dumond, Kevin Sjoberg, advertising representative Gayle Smith, receptionist Lisa Anderson, editor Mark Putnam and owner, Northeast Publishing Company, enduring success as one of Aroostook County's best media outlets; (HLS 165)

Patricia M. Collins, of Caribou, for being selected as a Maine Women's Hall of Fame honoree. As one of only 2 female recipients from Aroostook County in 2005, Patricia joins a very distinguished group of past honorees, including Margaret Chase Smith and United States Senator Olympia J. Snowe. Founded in 1990 by the Maine Federation of Business and Professional Women, the Hall of Fame acknowledges Maine women that have made a lasting contribution to their state and community. Patricia's extensive resume that chronicles her passion for public service and education has earned her this praiseworthy distinction. We extend our congratulations to Patricia and wish to thank her for all that she has done to make Maine, and more specifically Caribou, a better place; (HLS 166)

David Nilosek, of Wells, a member of Boy Scout Troop #356, who has attained the high rank and distinction of Eagle Scout. We extend our congratulations to David on this accomplishment; (HLS 167)



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