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Deborah Smith, of Weld, for her exemplary work for more than 23 years as a Volunteer on the Board of Directors for LEAP, Inc., an organization that supports and serves people with developmental disabilities and mental retardation. She has been a constant presence in the organization in times of development, growth and change. We send her our appreciation and best wishes; (HLS 1499)

Roslyn Kerr, of Farmington, for her exemplary work for more than 22 years as a Volunteer on the Board of Directors for LEAP, Inc., an organization that supports and serves people with developmental disabilities and mental retardation. She has been a constant presence in the organization in times of development, growth and change. We send her our appreciation and best wishes; (HLS 1500)

Marjorie Taylor, of Farmington, for her exemplary work for over 22 years as a devoted member of the staff of LEAP, Inc., an organization that supports and serves people with developmental disabilities and mental retardation. She has worked a wide variety of positions within the organization and has provided outstanding service. We send her our appreciation and best wishes; (HLS 1501)

Kathleen Cordes, of Strong, for her exemplary work for over 23 years as a leading member of the staff and manager for LEAP, Inc., an organization that supports and serves people with developmental disabilities and mental retardation. She has been instrumental in the development and growth of virtually every service LEAP, Inc., provides. We send her our appreciation and best wishes; (HLS 1502)

LEAP, Inc., of Farmington, on the 25th Anniversary of its helping people with developmental disabilities in Farmington, Wilton, Chesterville, Strong, New Vineyard, Jay, Rumford, Turner and Minot. LEAP, Inc., which stands for Life Enrichment Advancing People, formerly the Western Maine Association for Retarded People, is a nonprofit organization devoted to supporting people with developmental disabilities and mental retardation to be actively involved in their communities. We extend our congratulations to this organization and we send our appreciation for the valuable work it does for the people of the State of Maine; (HLS 1503)

Aaron Wiggin, of Jay, a member of Boy Scout Troop #199, 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 Aaron on his accomplishment; (HLS 1504)

Robert D. O'Donnell, formerly of Van Buren and now living in New Jersey, for his immense generosity and kindness in contributing the largest gift ever received by Husson College in Bangor. Born and raised in Van Buren, Mr. O'Donnell obtained his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Husson College and served as Husson College's director of financial aid and then as chief financial officer of Bangor Theological Seminary before beginning his career in banking. Over the years, he has donated large gifts to Husson College and has served on its Board of Trustees and the Executive Committee of the board. He was honored as the commencement speaker in 2005. The new Robert D. O'Donnell Commons is the largest construction project at the college since the campus was built in the 1960s. It is home to the School of Health, the School of Education and the Student Service Center. It will serve as a meeting place for students and the Husson College community, and is considered the portal to the academic and student world of the college. We acknowledge Mr. O'Donnell's generous contribution to education in the State of Maine and we send him our appreciation and best wishes for his extraordinary gift to his alma mater; (HLS 1505)

the Old Orchard Beach Police Department, which is the recipient of the Trojanowicz Award for its commitment to excellence in community policing and partnership development in Old Orchard Beach. We extend our congratulations to the dedicated members of the Old Orchard Beach Police Department on its receiving this prestigious award and thank them for their exemplary work; (HLS 1506)

the Lewiston Public Library on its Grand Opening of the Marsden Hartley Cultural Center. The Hartley Center, named after the world-famous artist and Lewiston native, will serve Lewiston well in providing a public common area to bring the citizens of that great city together. It will also allow the Lewiston Public Library to advance to the next level of service, connecting books, technology, history, the arts and the community in many exciting and innovative ways. We join the citizens of the State of Maine in congratulating the library staff, the Board of Library Trustees, the Friends of the Lewiston Public Library and the City of Lewiston on the Grand Opening of the Marsden Hartley Cultural Center and on this exemplary accomplishment; (HLS 1507)

Peter Thomas Christensen, of Bangor, a member of Boy Scout Troop #8, 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 Peter on his accomplishment; (HLS 1508)

the following members of the Central High School Girls Field Hockey Team, upon their winning the 2005 Class C State Championship: players Chantel Randall, Caitlin Elliott, Hilary Haney, Traci Underhill, Rachel Trafton, Beth Dauphinee, Courtney Hersey, Brooke Washburn, MacKenzie Davis, Aliza Underhill, Whitney Tilton, Allie Hafford, Cristy Gray, Kristi Rouse, Nicole Grindle, Lindsey Blackwell, Whitney Lord, Maddie Dunakin, Justine Portmann, Molly Underhill and Kara Voisine; Head Coach Diane Rollins; Assistant Coach Durice Washburn; Manager Jamy Harvey; and Athletic Director Harold Williams. The Central Red Devils last won a state title in 1983, and the MSAD #64 school made its first appearance in the State Championships since 1984. We extend our congratulations to the team on its winning the State Championship and we send them our best wishes for successful years to come; (HLS 1509)

the following members of the Greenville High School Girls Varsity Soccer Team, upon their winning the 2005 Class D Western Division Championship: players Danielle Anderson, Beth Bartley, Ariel Cantara, Kahla Lander, Darla Larsen, Martha Richardson, Hannah Breton, Tasha Elsemore, Olivia Walden, Brittany Boucher, Lauren Fling, Alisha Gilbert, Rebecca Martel, Addie Pelletier and Kaitlin Harmon and Coach Dan Menard. We extend our congratulations to them on this accomplishment and we wish them continued success in the years to come; (HLS 1510)

Deanna Rix, of South Berwick, upon being named the 2005 ASICS Girls Wrestler of the Year. With nearly 14 years of wrestling experience, Ms. Rix pioneered high school wrestling for girls in Maine. Known as a defensive wrestler competing against males, Ms. Rix achieved many milestones during her career at Marshwood High School. During her final season of high school wrestling, she celebrated 100 wins. Ms. Rix became the first female interscholastic wrestler in the State to achieve this record. She went on to place second at the Maine State High School Championships as a senior, competing against boys. She attained the highest placement ever for a girl competing in a boys state high school meet. Her career accomplishments continued as she won a third ASICS/Vaughan Women's Junior National Championship and was named Outstanding Wrestler in that tournament in Fargo, North Dakota. She also was named TheMat.com Wrestler of the Week in July, 2005. We acknowledge Ms. Rix's distinguished wrestling career and we send her our congratulations on her accomplishments. We extend our best wishes to her on her continued success as a member of the USOEC Women's Wrestling University Resident program at Northern Michigan University; (HLS 1511)

the memory of the late Joseph C. Fogarty, of New Vineyard, of Franklin Machine, who was posthumously inducted into the Maine Metal Products Association Hall of Fame. He was among the first group of inductees into the Hall of Fame to be honored for their dedication and commitment to the Maine metal products industry; (HLS 1512)

Paul Snowman, of East Millinocket, who will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by his loving family and many friends; (IN MEMORIAM) (HLS 1513)

Ashley Austin, of Brewer, a member of Abnaki Girl Scout Council Troop #432, who has attained the high honor of the Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest award in Senior Girl Scouting, given in recognition of excellence in skills development, leadership, personal growth and community service. We send Ashley our congratulations and best wishes on this achievement; (HLS 1514)

Sarah Hodgins, of Brewer, a member of Abnaki Girl Scout Council Troop #432, who has attained the high honor of the Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest award in Senior Girl Scouting, given in recognition of excellence in skills development, leadership, personal growth and community service. We send Sarah our congratulations and best wishes on this achievement; (HLS 1515)

Sarah Taylor, of Eddington, a member of Abnaki Girl Scout Council Troop #432, who has attained the high honor of the Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest award in Senior Girl Scouting, given in recognition of excellence in skills development, leadership, personal growth and community service. We send Sarah our congratulations and best wishes on this achievement; (HLS 1516)

Andrew Legassie, of Presque Isle, who has been named an All-American Scholar At-Large Award Winner by the United States Achievement Academy. This honor is based on a student's grade point average, student achievements and a well-balanced schedule of academics and extracurricular activities. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Andrew on his receiving this award; (HLS 1517)

the following members of the Rockland Rotary Club, who, in association with Rotary International and Habitat for Humanity, went to Sri Lanka and helped build homes in that nation, which was badly damaged by the recent tsunami: Pat Hembrough, Laura Zylstra, Carolee Geel, Charles Jones, Steven Pearl, Patrick Provost, Heidi Vanorse, Michael McNeil, Blaine Curtis, Rebecca Gamage and Camden Rotary Club member Stephanie Goodman. We commend the good members of the Rotary for their exemplary dedication to helping others and we send them our best wishes; (HLS 1518)

Victoria Duprey Laferriere, of Eagle Lake, on the occasion of her 104th Birthday, December 18, 2005. Born in Sheridan, she was the oldest of 21 children. She married Adelard Laferriere 86 years ago and together they raised 11 children. She has 26 grandchildren, 49 great-grandchildren and 12 great-great-grandchildren. After Mr. Laferriere passed away, Mrs. Laferriere moved to Connecticut to work, and upon retiring moved to Florida where she lived for several years. She moved back to Eagle Lake in the 1990s. We extend our congratulations to her on her 104th birthday and we send her our best wishes; (HLS 1519)

Cecil Hafford, Sr., of Fort Kent, a veteran of the Korean War who served 2 tours of duty. He was a lifetime member of the VFW Post of Fort Kent and the American Legion and was an avid hunter and fisherman. He worked as a park ranger on the Allagash Waterway for several years and worked most of his life as a logger. He will be greatly missed and lovingly remembered by his wife of 51 years, Jonah, his family and his many friends; (IN MEMORIAM) (HLS 1520)

Esther Pettengill, of Gorham, on the occasion of her 91st birthday. Ms. Pettengill lived in Island Falls for most of her life and retired after many years as a bookkeeper for the Milliken Memorial Hospital. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Ms. Pettengill on this special occasion; (HLS 1521)

Thomas B. Esson, of Wells, a member of Boy Scout Troop No. 356, 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 Thomas on this accomplishment; (HLS 1522)

the following members of the Scarborough High School Boys Cross-country Team, winners of the 2005 State Class A Cross-country Championship: Chris Harmon, Taylor Burns, Travis Griffin, Ethan McElwain, Kyle Neelon, Ben Talbot, Ben Violette, Eddie Manning, Scott Duncan, Tyler Nelson, Rob Fritz, Kevin Ledue, Brecht Moulin, Henry Prosack, Sam Andrews, Sam Chick, Craig Robinson, Jay Vachon and Coach Jim Harmon. Placing 4 runners in the top 10 and 5 in the top 25, the Red Storm secured the low score of 48 points. Under the stewardship of Coach Jim Harmon, the team valiantly overcame stiff pressure from the championship expectations placed upon them and reached their objective. We extend our congratulations to this group of skilled athletes and wish them well in their future endeavors; (HLS 1523)

the following members of the Scarborough High School Boys Soccer Team, winners of the 2005 State Class A Soccer Campionship: players Mike Keenan, Taylor Sabo, Kevin Penley, Chad Decker, Pierre Soubrier, Derek Poulin, Mike Hathaway, Brent Mayo, Jason Philbrick, Tyler Tait, Micah Abrams, Joe Kennedy, Chris Kipp, Nick Broadhurst, Brian Van Dam, Tyler Carr, Chris Tyson, Dana Bennett, Brian Mills, Jeff Soules, Brian York, Cody Powers, Phil Lambert, Eddie Jones, Drew Kirstein, Nate Gove, Craig Slavin and Adam Blanchard; Coach Mark Diaz; Assistant Coach David Wakem; Athletic Trainer Neil Carroll; and Managers Calvin Do and Andrew Beety. After 110 scoreless minutes, the Red Storm secured their first Class A state championship since 1976 by a score of 1-0. Under the stewardship of Coach Mark Diaz, the team finished a long, hard-fought season with a superb record of 16-1-1. We extend our congratulations to this group of skilled athletes and wish them well in their future endeavors; (HLS 1524)

Dr. Conner Moore, of Saco, who is the recipient of the Community Partner Award, a Pendelton Award given by Sweetser. Dr. Moore is a pediatrician who has devoted more than 36 years to caring for children in southern Maine. Dr. Moore runs a medical clinic at the Sweetser school in Saco and works as the physician for the Biddeford School System and Thornton Academy. In 2004 he received the Southern Maine Medical Center Caregiver of the Year Award. He lobbied for an expanded pediatric unit at SMMC, which will be fully operational by December. We extend our appreciation to Dr. Moore for his commitment to the youth of the State and congratulate him on his receiving this award; (HLS 1525)

Robert W. Spear, of Nobleboro, for his service to the State as Commissioner of Agriculture, Food and Rural Resources. Commissioner Spear oversaw the development of innovative programs such as Senior Farm Share, Farms for the Future and the dairy stabilization program. Another undertaking by the Commissioner was a successful trade mission to Cuba, which was instrumental in marketing Maine products. Commissioner Spear also served his community in the Maine House of Representatives from 1990 to 1998. His leadership and expertise will be sorely missed. We extend our appreciation to Commissioner Spear for a job well done and acknowledge his many contributions in sustaining and promoting Maine's agriculture industry; (HLS 1526)

Randy Bouchard, 16, of Millinocket, who will be greatly missed and fondly remembered by his loving family and friends; (IN MEMORIAM) (HLS 1527)

Matthew D. Ward, of Winslow, 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 Matthew on his accomplishment; (HLS 1528)

the Brewer High School Football Team, upon its winning the 2005 Class B State Championship. We acknowledge the dedication of Coach Ed Ortego and his coaching staff, the leadership of the senior members of the team and the hard work of all the team members. We send the members of the Brewer Witches our congratulations and best wishes on this achievement; (HLS 1529)

Willard E. "Bill" Brannen, of Dyer Brook and East Millinocket, a longtime law enforcement officer. Mr. Brannen began his law enforcement work in Island Falls, after working for the Bangor & Aroostook Railroad. He became Chief of Police for the Town of Medway and then accepted a position with the East Millinocket Police Department, where he would honorably serve his community for 28 years, retiring in 2002. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and the AARP and was a well-known hunter, fisherman and rifle marksman. He will be greatly missed by his loving family and his many friends; (IN MEMORIAM) (HLS 1530)

Joan J. Cyr, of Millinocket, a longtime and dedicated member of the Stearns High School Athletic Boosters Club. After she was elected president of the Boosters, her term of office was for her lifetime. Mrs. Cyr was instrumental in getting scholarships for athletes and helped raise thousands of dollars. As a tribute to her years of service to the school and its athletes, one of the concession stands at the high school has been dedicated to her. She will be greatly missed and fondly remembered by her loving family and many friends; (IN MEMORIAM) (HLS 1531)

Sherry Elaine (Thurlow) Clay, of Lincoln. A graduate of Penobscot Valley High School, she then married Hervey Clay and was a stay-at-home mother for nearly 2 decades. Mrs. Clay then went to work at the Clay Funeral Home where she served as treasurer and office manager. She had been a Girl Scout leader, a member and secretary/treasurer of the South Lincoln Community Progress Club and a member of the First Bible Baptist Church of Lincoln. She will be greatly missed by her husband, her parents, her 4 children and other family members and numerous friends; (IN MEMORIAM) (HLS 1532)

Gene P. Ciarrochchi, Sr., a lifelong resident of East Millinocket, and a United States Air Force veteran of World War II. He attended local schools and was a graduate of Aroostook State Normal School and the University of Maine. He served with the 8th Air Force in England and participated in 34 bomber missions as a 1st Lieutenant, a bombardier engaged in air offensives over Northern France, Normandy and Germany. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Air Medal with 4 Oak Leaf Clusters and the EAME Theater Service Medal with 4 Bronze Stars. He will be greatly missed by his loving wife Hildred, his family and his many friends; (IN MEMORIAM) (HLS 1533)

Isabelle "Billie" Lane, of Millinocket. Mrs. Lane worked for many years at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church as a Sunday School Superintendent, a member of the Altar Guild, a member of the women's guild and a member of the choir. She was also president of the Maine Episcopal Church Women. She will be greatly missed and fondly remembered by her loving husband Alton, her family and her friends; (IN MEMORIAM) (HLS 1534)

Don and Wanita Cyr, of Millinocket, on the occasion of their 50th Wedding Anniversary, November 26, 2005. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to them on this Golden Anniversary; (HLS 1535)

Sara Lammert, of Glenburn, a student at John Bapst Memorial High School, who has earned the AP Scholar with Honor Award from the College Board in recognition of her exceptional achievement on the college-level Advanced Placement Program Exams. We extend our congratulations to her on this accomplishment and we wish her success with her future studies; (HLS 1536)

Michelle Yang, of Glenburn, a student at John Bapst Memorial High School, who has earned the AP Scholar with Honor Award from the College Board in recognition of her exceptional achievement on the college-level Advanced Placement Program Exams. We extend our congratulations to her on this accomplishment and we wish her success with her future studies; (HLS 1537)

Melinda Jipson, of Passadumkeag, who has received the Girl Scout Silver Award. This award is the highest award given in Cadette Girl Scouting and it recognizes excellence in skill development, leadership, personal growth and community service. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Melinda on her accomplishment; (HLS 1538)

Edmund and Ruth Hadlock, of Parsonsfield, on the occasion of their 67th Wedding Anniversary. We extend to them our congratulations on this remarkable milestone event and we send our best wishes for continued happiness; (HLS 1539)

the Honorable Susan M. Collins, of Bangor, who has established a new record in the United States Senate for consecutive roll call votes. The record was previously held by her mentor, the Honorable Margaret Chase Smith. Recently casting her 2,942nd vote since being sworn into office in 1997, Senator Collins has established a fine reputation of having never missed a roll call vote. Senator Collins ran her first campaign for public office in 1994 and became the first woman in Maine history to receive a major party nomination for governor. In 1996 she won a contested Republican primary and a 4-way general election for her Senate seat. Currently, Senator Collins is the Chair of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee and serves on the Armed Services Committee and the Special Committee on Aging. Senator Collins is also recognized as the first freshman Senator to ever lead the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations. We congratulate her on her impeccable voting record and we send her our appreciation for her dedication to serving her constituency and the Nation; (HLS 1540)

the Honorable Richard Noyes Simoneau, of Thomaston, former Member of the Maine House of Representatives during the 116th and 117th Legislatures. Born in Saco in 1936, Mr. Simoneau graduated from Thornton Academy in 1953. He enlisted in the United States Army and became a proud member of the 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. During his service, he met his first wife of 29 years, Mary Gerus Simoneau, and together they raised a son and a daughter. His ambition and strong work ethic prompted him to pursue his bachelor's degree in accounting, later becoming acting district director for the Internal Revenue Service in Augusta. Following his achievement of becoming a certified public accountant, Mr. Simoneau started his own accounting firm, which grew to become Simoneau, Norton, Masters & Alex, P.A. He mentored many future accountants through his firm. Civic participation was another area of interest to which he was committed, and as a Little League Coach, a Boy Scout Leader and a school board member, he gave so much back to his community. In 2001, Mr. Simoneau married Jo-Ann Schultz, with whom he shared a great love for travel and exploring new places. Twice elected to the Maine State Legislature, he was instrumental in the passage of the Business Equipment Tax Reimbursement program. A dear friend to many, he was a person who quietly performed acts of kindness for others that went completely unnoticed except by those upon whom the kindnesses were bestowed. He will be greatly missed by his loving family, his colleagues and his many friends; (IN MEMORIAM) (HLS 1541)

Laila Sarah Dylan Sholtz-Ames, of Corinth, a home-schooled student in the 12th grade who has written a book of poetry about September 11, 2001. Ms. Sholtz-Ames is also a part-time student at University College in Bangor. She is a Girl Scout and volunteers with 4-H working with young children and the elderly. She also hikes, swims and likes to read and cook. She is working toward earning the Girl Scout Gold Award. We extend our congratulations to Ms. Sholtz-Ames on all of her accomplishments and wish her well in her future endeavors; (HLS 1542)

the following members of the Hermon Middle School Girls Soccer Team, winners of the Penobscot Valley Middle League Championship: players Brianna Savoy, Elizabeth Johnston, Christina Ingalls, Nicole Turmel, Casey Frederick, Alexa Small, Marissa Kelley, Alex Lynds, Kasey Fratini, Ashley Thayer, Mackenzie Reynolds, Lyndsey Allen, McKayla Bates, Carie Lopez, Trish Levasseur and Katie Mason; captains Amber Estes and Danielle Ross; assistant captains Megan Brunette and Melissa Cliff; Coach Christopher Whitney; and managers Justin Holbrook, Gregory Corey and Cody Phair. We extend our congratulations to this group of skilled athletes and wish them well in their future endeavors; (HLS 1543)



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