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the Honorable Bonnie Green, of Monmouth, former Member of the Maine House of Representatives in the 117th Legislature to the 120th Legislature, on her 25 years of teaching at Monmouth Academy. As a talented and committed teacher of Social Studies and English, Ms. Green shared her love of Shakespeare, history and writing with her students. She also contributed immeasurably to the quality of a Monmouth education through her work as advisor to the National Honor Society. As she ventures into an exciting and new phase of her life as a teacher in Pakistan, we send her our best wishes for success, not limited to sunny days, green links and admiration from new students; (HLS 1949)

Teplyn Fournier, of Newport, who has earned the distinction of being named Valedictorian of the 2006 graduating class of Nokomis Regional High School. Teplyn, the daughter of Lynn Cianchette and Peter Fournier, has been very active in varsity basketball, soccer and track. She also has been involved in the Latin Club, the Future Business Leaders of America, Student Council, the National Honor Society, Marching Band, Pep Band and Jazz Ensemble, and she was the Freshman Awareness Day Organizer. Additionally, Teplyn received 1st places at the State Future Business Leaders of America convention in Accounting, Introduction to Parliamentary Procedures and Introduction to Business, as well as a silver medal in the National Latin Exam. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Teplyn on her achievements; (HLS 1950)

Lauren Gadeberg, of Corinna, who has earned the distinction of being named Salutatorian of the 2006 graduating class of Nokomis Regional High School. Lauren, the daughter of Craig and Karen Gadeberg, has been very active with extracurricular activities. She has been a member of the Future Business Leaders of America, the National Honor Society, the Student Council and the Latin Club. Lauren has participated in the Jazz Ensemble Auction, the Jazz Festival and senior citizen concerts. She has dedicated her time to the Ronald McDonald House, the National Emergency Response Team, Corinna food drives, blood drives and fundraisers for research on brain cancer, tuberculosis and breast cancer. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Lauren on her achievements; (HLS 1951)

Colonel Mitchell P. Sammons, of Belgrade, Commander of the Maine Wing of the United States Air Force Auxiliary-Civil Air Patrol from September 2002 to April 2006. The Maine Wing emergency preparedness performance level has been recognized by the United States Air Force as one of the best in the nation, due in large part to Colonel Sammons' leadership. We acknowledge his dedicated service to his State and Nation and we send him our best wishes; (HLS 1952)

Scott Alexander, of Glenburn, who took second place in the sportsman pro stock race at Speedway 95. We extend our congratulations to Scott on this accomplishment; (HLS 1953)

Steve Moulton, of Glenburn, who took second place in the super street race at Speedway 95. We extend our congratulations to Steve on this accomplishment; (HLS 1954)

Derek Pearson, of Glenburn, who took second place in the strictly street race at Speedway 95. We extend our congratulations to Derek on this accomplishment; (HLS 1955)

Carol Young, of Farmington, on the occasion of her retirement as a third grade teacher at the W.G. Mallett School. We extend our appreciation to Ms. Young for her 36 years of dedicated service and commitment to the youth of the State and send to her our congratulations and best wishes on her retirement; (HLS 1956)

Greg Trefethen, of Embden, on the occasion of his retirement as an alternative education teacher at Mt. Blue Middle School. We extend our appreciation to Mr. Trefethen for his 28 years of dedicated service and commitment to the youth of the State and send to him our congratulations and best wishes on his retirement; (HLS 1957)

Ron Sills, of Wilton, on the occasion of his retirement as a social studies teacher at Mt. Blue High School. We extend our appreciation to Mr. Sills for his 24 years of dedicated service and commitment to the youth of the State and send to him our congratulations and best wishes on his retirement; (HLS 1958)

Helen Wilkey, of Vienna, on the occasion of her retirement as a fifth grade teacher at the Cascade Brook School. We extend our appreciation to Ms. Wilkey for her 37 years of dedicated service and commitment to the youth of the State and send to her our congratulations and best wishes on her retirement; (HLS 1959)

Robin Bragg, of Wilton, on the occasion of her retirement as a second grade teacher at the Gerald D. Cushing School. We extend our appreciation to Ms. Bragg for her 36 years of dedicated service and commitment to the youth of the State and send to her our congratulations and best wishes on her retirement; (HLS 1960)

Linda Greenleaf, of Farmington, on the occasion of her retirement as a secretary at the Gerald D. Cushing School. We send our appreciation to Ms. Greenleaf for her 30 years of dedicated service and commitment to the youth of the State and extend our congratulations and best wishes on her retirement; (HLS 1961)

Donna Gould, of Farmington, on the occasion of her retirement as a reading recovery teacher at the Gerald D. Cushing School. We extend our appreciation to Ms. Gould for her 24 years of dedicated service and commitment to the youth of the State and send to her our congratulations and best wishes on her retirement; (HLS 1962)

Nancy Prince, of Wilton, on the occasion of her retirement as an Ed Tech at the Cascade Brook School. We extend our appreciation to Ms. Prince for her 10 years of dedicated service and commitment to the youth of the State and send to her our congratulations and best wishes on her retirement; (HLS 1963)

David Gould, of Wilton, on the occasion of his retirement as the Director of Physical Plant for School Administrative District No. 9. We extend our appreciation to Mr. Gould for his 16 years of dedicated service and commitment to the youth of the State and extend to him our congratulations and best wishes on his retirement; (HLS 1964)

Daniel H. Barnes, of Swan's Island. Mr. Barnes proudly served as an ambulance attendant and fire chief on Swan's Island for more than 12 years. He worked as a stone mason and caretaker for many years and was also a great supporter of Alcoholics Anonymous and organized the Alcoholics Anonymous Group on Swan's Island. He was past president of the Swan's Island Electric Co-op and a member of the International Order of Odd Fellows Hancock Lodge 150. He will be greatly missed and long remembered by his loving family and many friends; (IN MEMORIAM) (HLS 1965)

the following members of the Westbrook High School Jazz Ensemble, on the occasion of their winning 1st place in Division One of the 2006 Maine State Jazz Festival: Kyle Anderson, Matt Brady, Nicholas Brady, Spencer Carson, Evan Chase, Leah Douglas, Tasha Gaige, Devon Gilbert, Alex Grant, Erika Laflamme, Jennifer Malloy, Eric Moberg, Andrew Morse, Keith Nelson, Jordan Rich, Jeff Rutter, Jack Siulinski, Jim Siulinski and Jessica Webster, and their director Phil Rich. In addition to placing first among 13 school ensembles, the ensemble had 3 individuals win 3 of the 5 Outstanding Musicianship Awards for Jazz Ensemble Performance: Jim Siulinski - tenor sax, Matt Brady - trumpet and Eric Moberg - trombone. This is the school's 4th Division One State Championship in 5 years. We send the Westbrook High School Jazz Ensemble our congratulations on its remarkable achievements; (HLS 1966)

Roberta "Bobbi" Scribner, of Harrison, a member of Girl Scout Troop No. 672, who has earned 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. For her Gold Award project, Bobbi designed and constructed window boxes for Responsible Pet Care, a local cat shelter. Upon completion of the window boxes, Bobbi held an open house and collected cat food and supplies for the shelter's benefit. We extend our congratulations to Bobbi on this achievement; (HLS 1967)

Scott Aaron Snyder, of Portland, who has earned the distinction of being named the Valedictorian of the 2006 graduating class of Deering High School. We extend our congratulations to Scott on this accomplishment; (HLS 1968)

Nicole Marie Mitchell, of Portland, who has earned the distinction of being named the Salutatorian of the 2006 graduating class of Deering High School. We extend our congratulations to Nicole on this accomplishment; (HLS 1969)

Richard "Ricky" Michaud, of Caribou, a member of Boy Scout Troop 184, 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. For his Eagle Scout project, Ricky designed and constructed an Adirondack shelter on the Nordic ski trail at Caribou High School. We extend our congratulations to Ricky on this achievement; (HLS 1970)

Kirsten Miller, of Sanford, a member of Girl Scout Troop #247, who has earned 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. For her Gold Award project, Kirsten developed an after-school mentoring program for fifth-grade and sixth-grade band students to encourage them to continue with band through high school. The after-school program matched younger students with high school students, giving the fifth-grade and sixth-grade students the opportunity to improve their skills while gaining confidence in their abilities. We extend our congratulations to Kirsten on this achievement; (HLS 1971)

Selma Abusamra Ferris, of Brewer, on the occasion of her 100th Birthday, May 12, 2006. Born in Worcester, Massachusetts, Mrs. Ferris was one of 10 children. She and her late husband, Elias, ran a Brewer landmark business, the Ferris Store, selling paint and hardware. She is the mother of 2 children and has 4 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. We send her our congratulations and best wishes on the centennial celebration of her life; (HLS 1972)

Samantha Powers, of East Millinocket, who has attained the distinction of being named Valedictorian of the 2006 graduating class of Schenck High School. We send her our congratulations and best wishes on her future endeavors; (HLS 1973)

Breann Stanley, of East Millinocket, who has attained the distinction of being named Salutatorian of the 2006 graduating class of Schenck High School. We send her our congratulations and best wishes on her future endeavors; (HLS 1974)

Lee Gilman, of Winthrop, upon her retirement from the Wonder Awhile Nursery School as a devoted early childhood teacher. Ms. Gilman has been with Wonder Awhile Nursery School for 38 years. Spending her days reading stories, doing arts and crafts, cooking and going on field trips, Ms. Gilman has been the teacher for nearly 2,000 three-year-old and four-year-old children. We acknowledge her dedicated service to the children and to the community and we send her our best wishes on her retirement; (HLS 1975)

Joan Gilbert, of Industry, on the occasion of her retirement as a physical education and health teacher at Mt. Abram Regional High School. We extend our appreciation to Ms. Gilbert for her 29 years of dedicated service and commitment to the youth of the State and send to her our congratulations and best wishes on her retirement; (HLS 1976)

Ann Burdin, of Wilton, on the occasion of her retirement as a second grade teacher at the Strong Elementary School. We extend our appreciation to Ms. Burdin for her 27 years of dedicated service and commitment to the youth of the State and send to her our congratulations and best wishes on her retirement; (HLS 1977)

Linda Pitcher, of Kingfield, on the occasion of her retirement as a fourth grade teacher at the Strong Elementary School. We extend our appreciation to Ms. Pitcher for her 21 years of dedicated service and commitment to the youth of the State and send to her our congratulations and best wishes on her retirement; (HLS 1978)

China Middle School's Eighth-grade Future Problem Solving Team, on its representing Maine at the International Future Problem Solving Competition held in Colorado. We salute Adam Childs, Logan Merrithew, Natalie Norton, Courtney Gee, Jacob Taylor, James Downer, Jason Grotton, Michael Raffia, Christopher Vogel, Aaren Rivard and Sam Seekins and Coach Gail Perry on this achievement and we send them our best wishes; (HLS 1979)

Rachel Siviski, of Falmouth, 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 send our congratulations to Rachel on her achieving this accomplishment; (HLS 1980)

Erin Mullaney, of Falmouth, 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 send our congratulations to Erin on her achieving this accomplishment; (HLS 1981)

Lucille Ella Moran, of Readfield, on the occasion of her 99th Birthday, June 28, 2006. Mrs. Moran was born in St. Francis, Canada and attended schools in Presque Isle, Maine. Following graduation from Presque Isle High School, she worked at the local telephone exchange and picked potatoes every fall. She met her husband John Patrick Charles Moran while she worked as a housekeeper on a local farm. They were together for 64 years, and they raised 10 children in a 3-room farmhouse. In 1974, Mr. and Mrs. Moran moved to Readfield, always looking forward to the summers when all their children would return home to Maine. Mrs. Moran, who is the holder of the Boston Post Cane in Readfield, continues to maintain her home and spends her time as a member of the local senior citizen group and the Golden Guys/Gals, as well as enjoying her 28 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren and 7 great-great-grandchildren. We extend our congratulations to Mrs. Moran on her birthday and send her our best wishes for continued happiness; (HLS 1982)

Joseph's Clothing, of Fairfield, on the 60th Anniversary of its doing business on Main Street. Founded by Abraham Joseph in 1887 in Waterville as a dry goods store, it moved to Main Street in Fairfield in 1927. In 1946, Harold Joseph and his wife Najla took over the store with Harold's brother Billy, who worked with them for 20 years. They expanded the store to include sporting goods in addition to work clothes and boots. Joseph's Clothing exemplifies the best in Maine's small businesses and we send Harold and Najla Joseph, all their family members and all their employees our best wishes for continued success; (HLS 1983)

James Toner, of Fairfield, on his longtime service to the City of Waterville. Mr. Toner, the community services director and, for the last 18 years, parks and recreation director, is leaving to become director of fitness and recreation for the University of Maine at Farmington. We acknowledge his exemplary dedication to the Waterville community, and we send him our best wishes on his future endeavors; (HLS 1984)

Mason Norton, of Livermore, on the celebration of his 90th birthday, June 29, 2006. Mr. Norton has been a good friend and neighbor to everyone in the community. He owned and pulled champion steer and oxen all his life and participated in pulling events at local fairs. He is a master craftsman in making ox yokes and ox shoes. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Mr. Norton on this special occasion; (HLS 1985)

Alfred W. Coffin, a well-loved resident of Phippsburg. The town dedicated the latest town report to his memory as a token of its respect and affection. Mr. Coffin operated the transfer station and worked for the town for more than 30 years. He was a dedicated employee and a friend to all. He was also a self-employed fisherman. He enjoyed talking and visiting with friends, doing puzzles and working with metal. He will be greatly missed and lovingly remembered by his family, neighbors and friends; (IN MEMORIAM) (HLS 1986)

Francis John "Jay" LaRosa, of Sweden, a member of Boy Scout Troop No. 151, 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, personal growth, leadership and community service. For his Eagle Scout project, Jay organized a variety show for the elderly at the Senior Center in Wakefield, Massachusetts. We extend our congratulations to Jay on this achievement; (HLS 1987)

the Inn By The Sea, in Cape Elizabeth, recipient of a Green Lodging Certification from Maine's Department of Environmental Protection. The Inn is one of the first hotels in the State to receive the certification, which was awarded to the Inn for its ongoing commitment to aligning business practices with environmental responsibility. The Inn has incorporated water conservation, energy efficiency and solid waste minimization and has created an indigenous landscape to support wildlife habitats. We extend our appreciation to the Inn for its commitment to the environment and send our congratulations on its receiving this award; (HLS 1988)

the Fryeburg Academy Vocal Jazz Ensemble on winning the Division I Title at the Maine State Vocal Jazz Festival. The ensemble's very successful season included Third Place at the Berklee Jazz Festival, First Place at the University of New Hampshire Jazz Festival and First Place at the Maine State Vocal Jazz Festival for the Vocal Jazz Ensemble; University of New Hampshire Honorable Mention and First Place Division I at the Maine State Instrumental Jazz Festival for the BOTC Jazz Combo; First Place Multi Combo Division at the Maine State Instrumental Jazz Festival for the Headhunters Combo; and Honorable Mention at the University of New Hampshire Jazz Festival and the Maine State Jazz Festival for Big Band. All team members are to be commended for their efforts and hours of dedication. We extend our congratulations on these accomplishments to the members of the ensemble: Josh Strange, Laura Miklos, Anya Rose, Owen Conforte, Alex Nikazmerad, Trisha Cloutier, Caitlin Armstrong, Katie Blynn, Katie Shorey, Sonja Francisco, Hannah Hill, Hannah Johnson, Louise Alfano, Tim Even, Rob Crowson, Jared LaCasce, Paul Allen, Stephen Mead, Dan Rounds, Chris Climo, Corinne Cahill, Heather Haley and Emily Holden; and directors Brent LaCasce and Chris Forbes; (HLS 1989)

Kenneth Black, of Union, who is known as "Mr. Lighthouse" throughout the country for his longtime work with lighthouse preservation. He has been awarded Lighthouse Digest magazine's "Beacon of Light Award" for his efforts in preserving lighthouse artifacts and history. A former coastguardsman, he started a lighthouse artifact collection at the Rockland Coast Guard Station, which was eventually housed in the old Shore Village Museum. This collection is now in the new Maine Lighthouse Museum founded by Mr. Black, which opened on June 25, 2005 in Rockland. Phase II of the grand opening of the museum occurs this year with the dedication of the CWO Kenneth Black Exhibition Hall. We acknowledge Mr. Black's generous contributions to lighthouse history in this State and the Nation and we join the rest of the Nation in proclaiming Kenneth Black "Mr. Lighthouse"; (HLS 1990)

Martha Reed Coles, of Harpswell, longtime and prominent member of the community. Mrs. Coles grew up in Port Washington, New York and was a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Barnard College. She earned a master's degree in zoology from Columbia University and worked on genetics research at Rockefeller Institute. She married James Stacy Coles in 1938. In 1952, she became "first lady" of Bowdoin College when her husband became the 9th president of the school, and she played an active and vital role in many aspects of campus life and the community. She served on the Governor's Advisory Commission on Education, the Maine Civil Rights Commission and the White House Conference on Education, and she was chair of the Maine Advisory Committee on Teacher Education and Certification. In 1967, the family moved to New York City, and Mrs. Coles served as a volunteer, teaching literacy and English as a second language at an elementary school in East Harlem. Mrs. Coles moved to Harpswell in 1979 and maintained an extensive network of old and new friends while she continued her lifelong interests in education, arts and the civic life of her community and her state. She took up oil painting and exhibited and sold her work in numerous shows in the area. Martha Reed Coles will be greatly missed and long remembered by her loving family, neighbors and many friends; (IN MEMORIAM) (HLS 1991)

Guy "Danny" Myrand, of Lewiston, beloved husband, father and grandfather. He worked for Maine Central Railroad starting as a brakeman and retiring as a conductor after 40 years of service. He served in the United States Air Force in World War II as a pilot in the 13th Army Air Corps, 42nd Bomb Group and flew 40 missions in the Pacific Theater. He retired from the Air Force Reserves as a Major in 1971. He married his wife, Therese Aube, in 1974 and they raised 15 children together. He was a member of the American Legion Post 22 and an active member of the Vineyard Church. He will be greatly missed by his loving family; (IN MEMORIAM) (HLS 1992)

Amber Duguay, of Mexico, who has earned 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. Amber's goal was to introduce elementary students to music by providing them with an opportunity to participate in a music program. The week-long after-school program included teaching the students to sing, play an instrument and improve their musical abilities. The students also performed a concert. We commend Amber for her many hours of dedication to her community and extend our congratulations to her on her achieving this distinctive honor; (HLS 1993)

George Howard Dyer, of Otisfield, on the occasion of his 100th Birthday, June 29, 2006. Mr. Dyer was born and raised in Otisfield and is the town's current holder of the Boston Post Cane, as the town's oldest citizen. He attended school in Otisfield and, after graduating, moved to Lynn, Massachusetts to work and attend school through an electrical company. After finishing school, he began working for the federal government as a railroad auditor. Mr. Dyer moved back to Maine in 1930, taking a job buying and selling lumber. He then went on to work for the highway department for 40 years. Through the years, he served as Otisfield's town treasurer, tax collector and constable and as a selectman and school board member. He was a volunteer at Market Square Health Center and has twice walked the town line, the second time at the age of 95. Mr. Dyer still enjoys getting plenty of fresh air by cutting his own firewood and riding his 6-wheel all-terrain vehicle through the forest. He stays active around his home and is an avid traveler, last year taking a trip to Alaska. Mr. Dyer is more than happy to share stories of his century of living in Maine, including meeting Civil War veterans, who shared their tales of battle, and living through the Great Depression. We extend our best wishes to Mr. Dyer on the centennial celebration of his life; (HLS 1994)

Brenda Stitham, of Glenburn, a volunteer paramedic with G&H Ambulance Service, on her retirement after 30 years of service to the residents of Glenburn and Hudson. We acknowledge her many years of dedication to her community and we send her our best wishes on her retirement; (HLS 1995)

John Bagnulo, of Freeman Township, who became the first person from the State of Maine to climb to the summit of Mt. Everest, the tallest mountain in the world. Mr. Bagnulo, a graduate of Mt. Blue High School, left his position as a professor at the University of Maine at Farmington to pursue his dream of conquering Mt. Everest. Mr. Bagnulo and his climbing partner, Bill Yeo, of Durham, chose to climb without guides from the less-traveled Chinese side of the mountain. The two men were also collecting soil samples from Mt. Everest for an environmental study at the University of Southern Maine. We acknowledge John Bagnulo's extraordinary feat of courage and determination and we congratulate him on his achievement; (HLS 1996)



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