Legislative record house appendix



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Caleb Schmidt, of Winslow, a member of Boy Scout Troop No. 446 in Albion, 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 Caleb on this accomplishment; (HLS 1454)

Linda Wilcox, of Monmouth, on the occasion of her retirement as the Executive Director of the Family Violence Project. Having spent most of her professional life working on behalf of women, children and families, Ms. Wilcox has worked in the field of domestic violence prevention for 12 years and has served as the Executive Director of the Family Violence Project for 9 years. We acknowledge Ms. Wilcox's commitment, dedication, skill and perseverance in service to this noble cause and we extend our congratulations and best wishes to her; (HLS 1455)

Lisa J. Goodwin, resident of and Town Clerk for the Town of Lincoln, who is the recipient of the 2005 Municipal Clerk of the Year Award, the highest honor bestowed upon a municipal clerk by the Maine Town and City Clerks Association. This award is presented annually to a municipal clerk nominated by the municipal clerk's peers and recognized for excellence, leadership and integrity in contributions to the community and the profession of municipal clerks. We extend our congratulations to Ms. Goodwin on her receiving this honor; (HLS 1456)

Dr. Ronald Davis, of Orono, retired Professor of Biology and Quaternary Studies at the University of Maine, on his work in bringing the University of Maine, the City of Bangor and the Orono Land Trust together for the Orono Bog Boardwalk Project. Opened in June 2003, the boardwalk has since received nearly 50,000 public visits. It was Dr. Davis' idea to have a facility that would help to support educational programs that build appreciation for local natural history and public understanding about wetland ecology and the value of bogs. He has worked tirelessly and volunteered full-time for several years on this project. He served as the Orono Bog Boardwalk's first director and provided leadership in all of its phases. He also organized a dedicated group of volunteers that helped to build over 500 sections that make up the one-mile boardwalk. We acknowledge Dr. Davis' dedicated commitment to this project and his service to his community and we extend our congratulations to him on the success of the Orono Bog Boardwalk Project; (HLS 1457)

Maxine McLaughlin, who had been a lifelong resident of Millinocket. Mrs. McLaughlin worked at the Millinocket Public Library and had been a member of the First Congregational Church. She will be greatly missed and fondly remembered by her family and friends; (IN MEMORIAM) (HLS 1458)

Jonathan Guerrette, of Wells, a member of Boy Scout Troop #356, who has earned the high rank and distinction of Eagle Scout, the highest award in Boy Scouting. This award is given in recognition of excellence in skills development, leadership, personal growth and community service. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Jonathan on his accomplishment; (HLS 1459)

Jonathan Daniel Simon Dunne, of Wilton, a member of Boy Scout Troop No. 518, 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 Jonathan on this accomplishment; (HLS 1460)

Robert Wallack, of Mt. Vernon, former publisher of the Franklin Journal, who placed First in the opinion page category of the annual Better Newspaper Contest for an editorial arguing against the proposed ban on bear baiting written for the recent statewide referendum. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to him on his achievement; (HLS 1461)

Shannon Smith, of Wilton, on her nomination in the category of Outstanding Main Street Volunteer of the 2005 Maine Downtown Achievement Awards. As the volunteer leader of the Wilton Blueberry Festival, she has created one of the most spectacular events in the State, drawing thousands of individuals from throughout the country. The festival features a 2-hour parade, a fireworks show, over 50 events, 110 crafters and vendors, a children's race and a 10K race attended by over 200 people. In addition to the Blueberry Festival, Ms. Smith was successful in getting the the Vietnam Moving Wall, the 9-11 Rolling Memorial and the 195th Army National Guard Band to come to Wilton. Despite a severe health problem this year, she volunteered over 2,000 hours on the Vietnam Moving Wall alone, and another 2,000 hours at least on the festival. We acknowledge her dedicated and heartfelt service to her community and we salute her for her extraordinary ability to give of herself for the benefit of others; (HLS 1462)

Bobbie Hanstein, of Farmington, editor of the Franklin Journal, who placed First in the opinion page category in the annual Better Newspaper Contest for an editorial written in favor of a proposed ban on bear baiting for the recent statewide referendum. Ms. Hanstein and production manager Michael Leary also shared Second Place in the design illustration category. In addition, she placed Second in the analysis category. She also received Third Place and an Honorable Mention for feature stories she wrote. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to her on her achievements; (HLS 1463)

Michael Leary, of Wilton, production manager for the Franklin Journal, who placed Second in the design illustration category of the annual Better Newspaper Contest along with editor Bobbie Hanstein. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to him on his achievement; (HLS 1464)

the Franklin Journal and its publisher David Gustafson for being honored by the Maine Press Association with awards in the annual Better Newspaper Contest. The newspaper was chosen from among thousands of individual entries from newspapers across the State and received First Place for its opinion page and a feature profile. In addition, it received awards in the design illustration, analysis and feature story categories. It also received an award for a columnist's report from Iraq. We extend our congratulations to the publisher and employees of the Franklin Journal on their being recognized for excellence; (HLS 1465)

Mr. and Mrs. Robert MacKenzie, of Millinocket, on the occasion of their 50th Wedding Anniversary, August 27, 2005. They have one son and 3 grandchildren. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to them on this very special occasion; (HLS 1466)

Jill Berry Bowen, of Avon, who is the recipient of the annual Health Leadership Award given by the Franklin Community Health Network. Ms. Bowen was the Chief Operating Officer for Franklin Memorial Hospital for 9 years. She was recognized for her exemplary leadership and countless hours of community service. She is active in the Rotary Club and was instrumental in creating the "Zone" youth center in her hometown of Phillips. We extend our congratulations to Ms. Bowen on her receiving this award and extend our appreciation to her for her commitment to the citizens and youth of the State; (HLS 1467)

Howard L. and Franka Dalley Bickford, of Wilton, on the occasion of their 52nd Wedding Anniversary, July 17, 2005. Mr. and Mrs. Bickford have 4 children and 9 grandchildren. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to them on this very special occasion; (HLS 1468)

Howard L. Bickford, of Wilton, on the occasion of his 70th birthday, January 3, 2005. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to him on this special occasion; (HLS 1469)

Raymond Parent, of Sanford, who has been named Maine's Fire Chief of the Year by the Maine Fire Chiefs' Association. Chief Parent has been a firefighter since the 1960s and assumed his duties as Sanford's fire chief in 1996. The leadership abilities and experience possessed by Chief Parent have enabled him to faithfully fulfill his duties as the head of the Maine Fire Chiefs' Association's Board of Directors. His community witnessed his comprehensive managerial skills during the time that he served as interim town manager. We extend our congratulations to Chief Parent upon his being acknowledged for his dutiful service and extend our appreciation to him for his years of commitment to the safety of Maine's citizens; (HLS 1470)

Armand A. "Sal" Gaetani, of East Millinocket. Mr. Gaetani served in the United States Army Air Force during World War II and was stationed in Guam and Hawaii. He retired from Great Northern Paper Company after 40 years. He was an avid woodworker, hunter and fisherman. He enjoyed fly tying, basket weaving and caning, traveling and cooking. Sal will be missed by his longtime companion Charlene Taylor, his family and his many friends; (IN MEMORIAM) (HLS 1471)

the Reverend Doctor Lance B. Almeida, of Millinocket, beloved husband of Alison. Father Lance was ordained on October 12, 1985 and received his doctor of ministry from Bangor Theological Seminary in 1997. He was elected to the Standing Committee of the Diocese of Maine and later served as its president. Father Lance was rector of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church for 154 years. He was a chaplain at Millinocket Regional Hospital, a member of the hospital's Public Information Committee, a member of the Drug and Alcohol Team at Stearns High School and a member of the Katahdin Area Coalition. He was a hospice volunteer, enjoyed being an AARP tax preparer and played golf, bridge and tennis. Father Lance will be missed by his family, friends and parishioners; (IN MEMORIAM) (HLS 1472)

Verna Coady, of Greene, on the special occasion of her 100th Birthday, October 26, 2005. Born on the River Road in Greene, her early education was completed at the Mountain School and she was a 1924 graduate of Monmouth Academy. Mrs. Coady and her late husband John began their family in Lewiston and later moved to the Boothbay area, where they raised their 4 children, John, Bernard, Robert and Mary. In the late 1970s, she returned to Greene at the family homestead. She is known to all as an excellent cook and enjoys having her many family members to dinner. She has 12 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, 7 great-great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. We extend our congratulations on the Centennial celebration of her life and we send her our best wishes; (HLS 1473)

Brian Giddinge, of Gray, a member of Boy Scout Troop No. 86, 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 send our congratulations to him on this accomplishment; (HLS 1474)

Martin and Becky Lane, and Michael Lane, owners and operators of Shady Lane Farm, of New Vineyard, on winning the Best Overall Dairy Cow for 2005 and the Grand Champion Milking Shorthorn at the Fryeburg Fair with their cow, Shady Lane Nicki. The Lane family has won awards at fairs throughout New England, the Midwest and Canada. They have also been chosen by Public Broadcasting Service to be part of a documentary, "Standard of Perfection," about the life of a farm family getting ready for cattle shows. Not only do the Lanes run a 200-acre dairy farm, but they also raise cows, turkeys, pigs, lambs and chickens. They give to the community in many ways, including taking a traveling petting zoo to schools and nursing homes and participating in Open Farm Day in July and Maple Sunday in March. Shady Lane Farm exemplifies the best in Maine farming, and we extend our congratulations to the Lane family on its remarkable achievements; (HLS 1475)

Hanington Bros., Inc., and President Steve Hanington, of Macwahoc Plantation, selected by Timber Harvesting Magazine as its 2005 Logging Business of the Year at the 11th annual meeting of the American Loggers Council in Ocean Shores, Washington. Hanington Bros., Inc. is the first New England business and the 8th in the nation to receive this distinguished award. As owner and president of this multigeneration family business, Mr. Hanington has served his profession through leadership roles in state and national trade associations. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Mr. Hanington and the employees of Hanington Bros., Inc. on their receiving this prestigious award; (HLS 1476)

Carl and Patricia Crawford, of Houlton, on the occasion of their 50th Wedding Anniversary. They were married at the Methodist Church in Houlton on October 22, 1955 by the Reverend Harold Rowley. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to them on their Golden Anniversary; (HLS 1477)

Irvin "Buzz" Caverly, of East Corinth and Baxter State Park, upon the honored occasion of his retirement after 46 years of service to the people of Maine as ranger, director and steward of the public treasure that is Mt. Katahdin and the 204,733 acres of Baxter State Park. A native of Cornville, he joined the park staff upon his graduation from Lee Academy in 1959. Proudly serving as a ranger in the park's remote regions, he rose to the post of director in 1981. We salute the diligence, dedication and devotion to duty shown in his 24 years as director, encountering forest fires, insect infestation, natural disaster and the rising tide of the world's visitors drawn to the wilderness values so symbolic of the State of Maine. As the last park director to personally share the friendship and guidance of Governor Percival P. Baxter, his steadfastness, stewardship and sense of mission have carried Baxter State Park safely and surely into the new 21st century. We wish Irvin "Buzz" Caverly many bright sunrises, fine fishing and happy trails that lead always heart-ward to Katahdin, "the Mountain of the People of Maine"; (HLS 1478)

Merrill Bank, of Bangor, which was honored by the United States Small Business Administration as the agency's top lender in Maine. Merrill Bank has distinguished itself by the quantity of guaranteed, Small Business Administration-backed 7(a) loans that it has given to Maine businesses during the past year, making it easier for small businesses to secure financing. During the 2005 fiscal year, Merrill Bank granted more 7(a) loans than any other bank in Maine, it loaned more money through 7(a) loans than any other bank in Maine and gave more 7(a) loans to veterans than any other bank in Maine. In this specific program, the bank has loaned more than $50 million in the past year, securing approximately 1,500 jobs in Penobscot County. We commend Merrill Bank for its extraordinary efforts and we send our best wishes for continued success; (HLS 1479)

John George Bouchles, of Auburn, upon his retirement as assistant principal of Lewiston High School. Beginning his work in 1979, Mr. Bouchles' career was both comprehensive and filled with a number of meritorious accomplishments. In 1997, he attended Harvard University to enhance his knowledge of curriculum instruction and assessment. The Lewiston School Committee, faculty and staff have grasped the importance of student-focused learning because of the emphasis Mr. Bouchles has placed on having teachers and coaches as mentors for student learning, while encouraging more teacher leadership in curriculum changes. Having chaired most of the New England Association of Secondary Schools and Colleges Accreditation Teams, Mr. Bouchles' skills and abilities were made evident by their positive results. In addition, the school's National Honor Society reaped great benefit from him, as his lasting contributions gave students a strong role model from which to base their own hopes of success. We thank him for his many years of service to the students of Lewiston High School and we extend our congratulations to him on his retirement; (HLS 1480)

Freeland and Sally Jones, of Veazie, for their contributions as Troop Greeters in Bangor, Maine. Mr. Jones, a veteran of World War II, and Mrs. Jones have attended to many members of the United States Armed Forces who have passed through the Bangor International Airport on their way to and from deployment and harm's way. We send Mr. and Mrs. Jones our appreciation for their generous efforts to comfort the troops and we send them our best wishes; (HLS 1481)

Graves' Supermarket, of Presque Isle, on its being named 2005 Grocer of the Year by the Maine Grocers Association at the 70th annual fall conference. Graves' Supermarket was founded in 1935 in Mars Hill by William Graves and his 4 sons. It had one store in Presque Isle, and after 1995 other stores opened outside of Aroostook County in Dover-Foxcroft, Bar Harbor, Camden and Hampden. Today there are 376 associates employed by Graves' Supermarket, and estimated sales exceed $58 million. We congratulate Graves' Supermarket and the dedicated employees on their being named Grocer of the Year; (HLS 1482)

Lona Bedard, of Norway, on the occasion of her 90th birthday, September 21, 2005. Mrs. Bedard and her husband, Emile, raised 3 daughters. They have 9 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. She worked in the local shoe shops. Music has always been a part of her life. She has played the accordion, keyboard and piano. She stays active entertaining folks at nursing homes with her musical talent. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to her on this special occasion; (HLS 1483)

the Honorable Julie Ann O'Brien, of Augusta, on her retirement as Executive Director of the Children's Discovery Museum after nearly 25 years of dedicated service. Julie has given to her community in many ways. She served in the Maine House of Representatives for 8 years and has worked tirelessly on behalf of children and those less fortunate. She and her husband Mark have raised 5 children. We extend our appreciation to Julie for her commitment to the youth of the State and wish her well in her future endeavors; (HLS 1484)

Bob Hastings, of Rockport, Chief Executive Officer of the Rockland-Thomaston Area Chamber of Commerce and Rockland's Back Cove Yachts, on his being named Chamber Executive of the Year by the Maine State Chamber of Commerce. The award recognizes a local chamber executive's hard work and dedication, determined by a statement of achievements detailing noteworthy efforts, such as economic development initiatives, successful events and an improved bottom line. Mr. Hastings' name was put forward for consideration by an impressive listing of peers from other area chambers of commerce. His work ethic, commitment, skill, vision and talent enabled projects such as the design and building of the new Lighthouse Museum and Chamber of Commerce office. His achievements in the economic development of the region have set a new benchmark for future progress. We salute Mr. Hastings for the positive impact he has had on the commercial development of the Rockland-Thomaston region and we send him our best wishes on his receiving this honor; (HLS 1485)

Lieutenant Colonel Glenn Kapiloff, of Farmington, who has returned home from active duty in Iraq with the United States Army Reserve, 12th Battalion. Lieutenant Colonel Kapiloff is director of the Foster Regional Applied Technology Center and has been on active duty for the past year helping to train officers of the Iraqi military. He e-mailed very interesting, well-written and personal articles to the Franklin Journal nearly every week to let the people of Franklin County know about the conditions in Iraq, bringing the details of the conflict and culture home. We join citizens throughout the State in welcoming him home and in extending him our appreciation for his commitment to the United States military; (HLS 1486)

Matthew L. Stevens, of Albion, a member of Boy Scout Troop #446, who has attained the high rank and distinction of Eagle Scout, the highest award in Boy Scouting. This award is given in recognition of excellence in skills development, leadership, personal growth and community service. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Matthew on his accomplishment; (HLS 1487)

Leland and Evelyn McLaughlin Suitter, of Medway and Westbrook, on the renewal of their marriage vows on their 50th Wedding Anniversary, August 4, 2005. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to them on this Golden Anniversary; (HLS 1488)

Lewellyn and Bernadette Morneault, of Fort Kent, on the occasion of their 50th Wedding Anniversary, November 8, 2005. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to them on this special occasion; (HLS 1489)

Dakotta Flint, of Ashland, a member of Girl Scout Troop No. 141, who has received the Girl Silver Scout Award. This is the highest award in Cadette Girl Scouting and is given for excellence in skills development, leadership, personal growth and community service. We extend our congratulations to Dakotta on this accomplishment; (HLS 1490)

Sara Morton, of Ashland, a member of Girl Scout Troop No. 141, who has received the Girl Scout Silver Award. This is the highest award in Cadette Girl Scouting and is given for excellence in skills development, leadership, personal growth and community service. We extend our congratulations to Sara on this accomplishment; (HLS 1491)

Miranda Donovan, of Masardis, a member of Girl Scout Troop No. 141, who has received the Girl Scout Silver Award. This is the highest award in Cadette Girl Scouting and is given for excellence in skills development, leadership, personal growth and community service. We extend our congratulations to Miranda on this accomplishment; (HLS 1492)

Britany Soucier, of Ashland, a member of Girl Scout Troop No. 141, who has received the Girl Scout Silver Award. This is the highest award in Cadette Girl Scouting and is given for excellence in skills development, leadership, personal growth and community service. We extend our congratulations to Britany on this accomplishment; (HLS 1493)

Shannon Bowring, of Ashland, a member of Girl Scout Troop No. 141, who has received the Girl Scout Silver Award. This is the highest award in Cadette Girl Scouting and is given for excellence in skills development, leadership, personal growth and community service. We extend our congratulations to Shannon on this accomplishment; (HLS 1494)

the Reverend Mr. Daniel J. Delargy, of St. Margaret's Church in Old Orchard Beach, on the occasion of his retirement as Deacon of the church. Affectionately known as "Deacon Dan," he has faithfully served the parish with dedication. We extend our congratulations to him and we send him our best wishes on his retirement; (HLS 1495)

the Old Orchard Beach High School marching band and color guard, on their receiving a gold medal at the 22nd annual Maine Band Directors' Association marching band finals. High school marching bands from 14 schools from Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts attended this event. We extend our congratulations to marching band director Mark Manduca and assistant marching band director George Shaybo and all the members of the band and color guard on this remarkable accomplishment, and we send them our best wishes on their future endeavors; (HLS 1496)

Donald K. Brawn, of Newport, retired Chief of the Newport Fire Department. Mr. Brawn worked for the Town of Newport Highway Department, and at Dexter Shoe Company as a hand sewer for several years. He was hired by Maine Water Company in Newport and became the superintendent of the Newport Water District when it was purchased by the district, and retired in 1997 after 20 years of service. He was a member of the Newport Fire Department for more than 30 years and served as the chief of the department for 25 years, retiring as honorary chief. We acknowledge his dedicated service to his community and his State. He will be greatly missed and fondly remembered by his family and many friends; (IN MEMORIAM) (HLS 1497)

Pastor James Flye and his wife Arlene, of the United Baptist Church of Island Falls, on the occasion of his retirement after 19 years of dedicated service to the church and to the community. Pastor Jim, capably assisted by his wife, Arlene, has provided excellent spritual leadership for his congregation. They are leaving the Island Falls area and making a new home in Franklin to be near their daughter and her family. They will be greatly missed by their Island Falls congregation. We extend our congratulations to Pastor Jim and Arlene on his retirement and we send them our best wishes; (HLS 1498)



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