Legislative record house appendix



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Jonathan Britton, of Freeport, 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 313)

Ryan Roberts, of Waterville, who has attained the high rank and distinction of Eagle Scout. This is the highest rank in Boy Scouting and is given for excellence in skills development, leadership, personal growth and community service. We extend our congratulations to Ryan on this accomplishment; (HLS 314)

Faye O'Leary Hafford, of Allagash, on the occasion of her 80th birthday. This teacher and author contributed greatly to the spirit of her community and State through her contributions to family values, education, writing, forestry use and preservation, politics, activism and volunteerism, especially her most recent efforts in establishing the Allagash Public Library. We recognize Faye's many contributions and we congratulate her on the occasion of her 80th birthday; (HLS 315)

the following members of the Hermon High School Cheerleading Team, winners of the Eastern Maine Class B Cheerleading Championship: Heather Brady, Ashley Andrews, Jessica Andrews, Carey Bell, Danielle Brayley, Ashley Clark, Kristi Emery, Ashley Fairbanks, Monica Gallant, Sarah Gebert, Meagan Keith, Samantha Nightengale, Kelsey Petrello, Nicole Vincent, Lauren Kimball, Krista Helms and Coach Lisa Pratt. We extend our congratulations to the team and extend our best wishes for future successes; (HLS 316)

Kyle Lad, of Glenburn, a student at John Bapst Memorial High School, who was recognized as one of the top scoring students on the Maine Educational Assessment exams. He ranks among the top one-third of 1 percent of the 15,000 juniors who took the exam. We extend our congratulations to Kyle and send him our best wishes in his future endeavors; (HLS 317)

Elsie Rogers, of Damariscotta and formerly of Round Pond, on the occasion of her 106th birthday. We congratulate her on achieving this milestone; (HLS 318)

Christa Thorpe, of Newcastle, on being named as one of the top 2 youth volunteers in Maine for 2005 and receiving the Prudential Spirit of Community Award. A senior at Lincoln Academy, she raised funds to travel to Bangladesh to teach English to disadvantaged children. We are proud of Christa's unselfish acts of volunteerism and we extend out best wishes to her; (HLS 319)

the Millinocket Regional Hospital, on the occasion of its 50th anniversary, April 4, 2005. Construction of the hospital began in March 1954 and in March of the following year more than 3000 visitors toured the modern facility. The private, non-profit regional health system serves the Katahdin area and has an excellent reputation. The Millinocket Regional Hospital is continually upgrading to be proactive in meeting the needs of the people it serves and we applaud the efforts of all those, past and present, who have played a role in the creation of this important facility; (HLS 320)

Lisa Kranich, of Millinocket, who has earned the distinction of being named Valedictorian of the 2005 graduating class of Stearns High School. She shares the honor with 3 classmates, all of whom achieved a 4.0 average. We congratulate Lisa on her many scholastic accomplishments and we extend our best wishes to her; (HLS 321)

Trisha MacDonald, of Millinocket, who has earned the distinction of being named Valedictorian of the 2005 graduating class of Stearns High School. She shares the honor with 3 classmates, all of whom achieved a 4.0 average. We congratulate Trisha on her many scholastic accomplishments and we extend our best wishes to her; (HLS 322)

Janessa Nason, of Millinocket, who has earned the distinction of being named Valedictorian of the 2005 graduating class of Stearns High School. She shares the honor with 3 classmates, all of whom achieved a 4.0 average. We congratulate Janessa on her many scholastic accomplishments and we extend our best wishes to her; (HLS 323)

Samuel Stahl, of Millinocket, who has earned the distinction of being named Valedictorian of the 2005 graduating class of Stearns High School. He shares the honor with 3 classmates, all of whom achieved a 4.0 average. We congratulate Samuel on his many scholastic accomplishments and we extend our best wishes to him; (HLS 324)

Dick Hall, of Wilton, recipient of the 2005 President's Award. He has been an officer and director of the Maine Agricultural Association of Fairs for the last 14 years. For 6 years he has served as a fair evaluator and has testified at legislative hearings. Dick helped his grandfather, the late Ralph Hall, in the pulling ring and assumed the role of pulling superintendent after his grandfather's death. He has held this position at Fryeburg Fair for the past 12 years. We congratulate Dick on his accomplishments and we extend our best wishes to him; (HLS 325)

Joseph Stilwell, of Jefferson, 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 Joseph on this accomplishment; (HLS 326)

Brian S. Mason, of Whitefield, 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 Brian on this accomplishment; (HLS 327)

Stanley and Eva Spaulding, of Mexico, on the occasion of their 70th wedding anniversary, March 3, 2005. We congratulate Stanley and Eva and extend our best wishes on this special occasion; (HLS 328)

Judy Ayotte Paradis, of Frenchville, on her induction into the Maine Women's Hall of Fame. One of few women from Aroostook County so honored, she is now immortalized along with United States Senator Margaret Chase Smith; Olympic Gold Medal Winner Joan Benoit; first female Speaker of the Maine House of Representatives, Elizabeth Mitchell; and former State Senator Chellie Pingree. Well known for her tireless advocacy for people in need, Judy served several years as a French high school teacher in the St. John Valley, instilling self-respect and confidence in her students, especially those in most need of help. As a state legislator for 14 years, she continued her mission of making life better for the residents of Maine. She especially distinguished herself as Senate Chair of the Joint Standing Committee on Health and Human Services, where she presided over endorsements of landmark legislation such as the Maine RX Program and medical insurance coverage for children and the elderly. Even after being term-limited out of the Legislature in 2000, she has continued her exemplary service to people through her membership on several boards and committees. Judy has earned the respect and gratitude of people throughout Maine and we congratulate her on this most recent honor; (HLS 329)

Patrick Allred, of Richmond, 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 Patrick on this accomplishment; (HLS 330)

Sarah Williams, of Richmond, 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 Sarah on this accomplishment; (HLS 331)

Rachel Carter, of Richmond, 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 Rachel on this accomplishment; (HLS 332)

Micheline Roy, of Augusta, on the occasion of her 80th Birthday, March 19, 2005, and in extending our congratulations and best wishes to her on this special occasion; (HLS 333)

Mary Lou Smith, of Whitefield, on the occasion of her retirement from the Office of the Revisor of Statutes after 18 years of dedicated service to the Maine State Legislature. Mary Lou started on January 5, 1987 as a Legal Proofreader and is retiring as a Senior Engrossing Proofreader. We acknowledge her exemplary service to the State of Maine and we extend our best wishes to her for a happy retirement; (HLS 334)

Dorothy Mae Bowring, of South Portland, a strong, caring and hard-working woman whose love and loyalty for her family were boundless. During World War II, Dorothy was one of the patriotic women who went to work for the war effort at the South Portland Shipyard as a welder. Following the war she worked as a waitress at many fine restaurants, most notably at George's Deli in Monument Square for 18 years. She then started a new chapter in her life working with children. She became a foster grandmother through the Foster Grandparents Program, assisting teachers with the daily activities of children. This family matriarch's legacy of community involvement was passed on to her family members. We join her family and friends in mourning her loss; (IN MEMORIAM) (HLS 335)

Sergeant Timothy Vashon, of Newport, who recently returned home after a 15-month deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. The 133rd Engineer Battalion is a combat-heavy engineer unit that is similar to a large construction company capable of completing large-scale projects. While in Iraq, the 133rd participated in numerous challenging projects, including rebuilding a school and a municipal building and installing new roads in the Town of Dianyah while helping Iraq become a safe, prosperous and democratic nation. We commend Sergeant Vashon for his leadership and exemplary performance and bravery and we extend our gratitude for his service and allegiance; (HLS 336)

Sergeant John Hunt, of St. Albans, who recently returned home after a 15-month deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. The 133rd Engineer Battalion is a combat-heavy engineer unit that is similar to a large construction company capable of completing large-scale projects. While in Iraq, the 133rd participated in numerous challenging projects, including rebuilding a school and a municipal building and installing new roads in the Town of Dianyah while helping Iraq become a safe, prosperous and democratic nation. We commend Sergeant Hunt for his leadership and exemplary performance and bravery and we extend our gratitude for his service and allegiance; (HLS 337)

Staff Sergeant Brian Wilson, of Dixmont, who recently returned home after a 15-month deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. The 133rd Engineer Battalion is a combat-heavy engineer unit that is similar to a large construction company capable of completing large-scale projects. While in Iraq, the 133rd participated in numerous challenging projects, including rebuilding a school and a municipal building and installing new roads in the Town of Dianyah while helping Iraq become a safe, prosperous and democratic nation. Furthermore, as evidenced by his receipt of a Purple Heart Award, Staff Sergeant Wilson's unwavering dedication is unmatched. We commend him for his leadership and exemplary performance and bravery and we extend our gratitude for his service and allegiance; (HLS 338)

Sergeant Leland Melanson, of Plymouth, who recently returned home after a 15-month deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. The 133rd Engineer Battalion is a combat-heavy engineer unit that is similar to a large construction company capable of completing large-scale projects. While in Iraq, the 133rd participated in numerous challenging projects, including rebuilding a school and a municipal building and installing new roads in the Town of Dianyah while helping Iraq become a safe, prosperous and democratic nation. We commend Sergeant Melanson for his leadership and exemplary performance and bravery and we extend our gratitude for his service and allegiance; (HLS 339)

David Allen and the students in his science classes at Rockland District High School on the success of a recent science project. Mr. Allen and the students in his freshman and sophomore science classes used a ham radio to make contact with the International Space Station. Students spoke with astronaut Leroy Chiao, who is on a 6-month NASA mission and who was more than 300 miles above the Earth's surface. We congratulate Mr. Allen and the students on this creative venture and we extend our best wishes on their future endeavors in education; (HLS 340)

Christopher Ryan Hudnor, of Brunswick, a member of Boy Scout Troop No. 202, 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, Christopher collected money to finish 2 closets and install shelving at the new Red Cross building in Topsham. We extend our congratulations to Christopher on this accomplishment; (HLS 341)

Specialist Ian Cowett, of Buckfield, who has returned home after 13 months of active duty with the 1-152nd Field Artillery Forward Division stationed in Iraq. SPC Cowett served as a detainee prison guard at the Abu Ghraib prison, performed other security missions and provided military escort on many convoys in the Baghdad area. We commend SPC Cowett for his exemplary performance and bravery. We join the citizens throughout the State in welcoming SPC Cowett home and in extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the United States military; (HLS 342)

Dorothy Greenlaw, of Dover-Foxcroft, on the special occasion of her 100th Birthday, April 9, 2005. Born in Bristol, she taught school for 48 years. She was also a hospital volunteer for many years and joined the Miosac Club in 1936. She is an active volunteer at the Thompson Free Library and a member and supporter of the Dover-Foxcroft Historical Society. She joined the Dover-Foxcroft Congregational Church in 1932 and is the oldest living member. We extend our congratulations to Ms. Greenlaw on this centennial celebration of her life and we send her our best wishes; (HLS 343)

Matthew Fowler, of Presque Isle, student at Presque Isle High School, who was recognized as one of the top scoring students on the Maine Educational Assessment exams. He ranks among the top one-third of one percent of the 15,000 students who took the exam. We extend our congratulations to Matthew and send him our best wishes in his future endeavors; (HLS 344)

Rachel Dicker, of Presque Isle, a student at Presque Isle High School, who was recognized as one of the top scoring students on the Maine Educational Assessment exams. She ranks among the top one-third of one percent of the 15,000 students who took the exam. We extend our congratulations to Rachel and send her our best wishes in her future endeavors; (HLS 345)

Robert Morrill, of Windham, for his many years of service to the Cumberland County Fair and the people of Maine. Robert, past President of the Cumberland County Fair, was responsible for many capital improvements at the fairgrounds, including the horse and cattle barns. Despite his current confinement to a wheelchair, Robert has been a vital and dedicated contributor towards the success of the fair. We are grateful to him for his many contributions and we extend our best wishes to him; (HLS 346)

Pat Morrill, of Windham, for her many years of service to the Cumberland County Fair and the people of Maine. Pat managed the Exhibition Hall and the Harness Horse Blanket Trophy Program. We appreciate her spirit of volunteerism and extend our best wishes to her; (HLS 347)

Stanley Hall, of Windham, for his many years of service to the Cumberland County Fair and the people of Maine. Stanley, a former legislator, was past President of the Cumberland County Fair and Maine Harness Horseman of the year in 1979. He is also responsible for many capital improvements at the fairgrounds. We are grateful to him for his many contributions to the success of the fair and we extend our best wishes to him; (HLS 348)

Ruth Norton, of Windham, for her many years of service to the Cumberland County Fair and the people of Maine. Ruth is a 65-year veteran of the fair. She continues to volunteer and was voted a lifetime honorary member. Her husband, the late Loring Norton, was a former President of the Cumberland County Fair. We appreciate Ruth's many contributions to the success of the fair and we extend our best wishes to her; (HLS 349)

Mary Hall, of Windham, for her many years of service to the Cumberland County Fair Farmer's Club and to the people of Maine. Mary is a lifetime Honorary Member of the Cumberland County Fair and is also the Exhibition Hall Coordinator. We are grateful for Mary's many contributions to the success of the fair and we extend our best wishes to her; (HLS 350)

Jeremy Caron, of Lewiston, 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 Jeremy on this accomplishment; (HLS 351)

Staff Sergeant Ronald Greene, of Plymouth, who has returned home after 13 months of active duty with the 1-152nd Field Artillery Forward Division stationed in Iraq. SSGT Greene served as a detainee prison guard at the Abu Ghraib prison, performed other security missions and provided military escort on many convoys in the Baghdad area. His unwavering dedication is unmatched as evidenced by his receipt of the Purple Heart. We commend SSGT Greene for his exemplary performance and bravery. We join the citizens throughout the State in welcoming SSGT Greene home and in extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the United States military; (HLS 352)

Specialist Travis Lane, of Monroe, who has returned home after 13 months of active duty with the 1-152nd Field Artillery Forward Division stationed in Iraq. We are blessed with generations of men and women like SPC Lane who have stepped forward to fight for the security of this nation so that we might continue to enjoy the privileges of liberty and freedom. We join the citizens throughout the State in welcoming SPC Lane home and in extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the United States military; (HLS 353)

Sergeant First Class Ronald Spencer, of West Gardiner, who has returned home after 13 months of active duty with the 1-152nd Field Artillery Forward Division stationed in Iraq. We join the citizens throughout the State in welcoming SFC Spencer home and in extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the United States military; (HLS 354)

Staff Sergeant Mark Rediker, of Levant, who has returned home after 13 months of active duty with the 1-152nd Field Artillery Forward Division stationed in Iraq. SSGT Rediker served as a detainee prison guard at the Abu Ghraib prison, performed other security missions and provided military escort on many convoys in the Baghdad area. We commend SSGT Rediker for his exemplary performance and bravery. We join the citizens throughout the State in welcoming SSGT Rediker home and in extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the United States military; (HLS 355)

First Lieutenant John T. Wilmot, of Casco, who has returned home after 13 months of active duty with the 1-152nd Field Artillery Forward Division stationed in Iraq, where he served as a Military Police Officer and Squad Leader. First Lieutenant Wilmot served as a detainee prison guard at the Abu Ghraib prison and Camp Bucca, performed other security missions and provided military escort on many convoys in the Baghdad area. We commend First Lieutenant Wilmot for his exemplary performance and bravery. We join the citizens throughout the State in welcoming First Lieutenant Wilmot home and in extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the United States military; (HLS 356)

Private Second Class Eric T. Willett, of Winslow, who has returned home after 13 months of active duty with the 1-152nd Field Artillery Forward Division stationed in Iraq. We join the citizens throughout the State in welcoming PV2 Willett home and in extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the United States military; (HLS 357)

Specialist Peter L. Paradis, of Winslow, who has returned home after 13 months of active duty with the 1-152nd Field Artillery Forward Division stationed in Iraq. We join the citizens throughout the State in welcoming SPC Paradis home and in extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the United States military; (HLS 358)

Specialist Kenneth Roy, of Winslow, who has returned home after 13 months of active duty with the 1-152nd Field Artillery Forward Division stationed in Iraq. We join the citizens throughout the State in welcoming SPC Roy home and in extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the United States military; (HLS 359)

Sergeant First Class Stephen Soucy, of Winslow, who has returned home after 13 months of active duty with the 1-152nd Field Artillery Forward Division stationed in Iraq. We join the citizens throughout the State in welcoming SFC Soucy home and in extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the United States military; (HLS 360)

Thomas J. DiBiaso, of Winthrop, and formerly of Monmouth. After moving to Maine from New Jersey in 1985, Mr. DiBiaso was employed by MSAD #52 in the maintenance department. He then became supervisor of buildings and grounds for MSAD #16. Most recently he was the director of maintenance for Bath Public Schools, retiring in June 2004. Mr. DiBiaso was an active member of the United Church of Monmouth, serving as treasurer for several years; the Monmouth Water Association, serving as president for several years; and the Monmouth Lions Club where he served both as treasurer and president. A favorite activity was chairing the annual Monmouth Lions Thanksgiving dinner for senior citizens. This beloved husband, father and grandfather will be sadly missed by his family and friends; (IN MEMORIAM) (HLS 361)

the members of the Lewiston High School Hockey Team, who won the Class A Eastern Maine Championship. We commend the players on their teamwork and sportsmanship. We extend our appreciation to the players and their coaches for their many positive contributions to the Lewiston community. We send our congratulations to the team members on their outstanding performance on and off the ice and their successful season; (HLS 362)

David E. Adams, of Auburn, beloved husband, father and grandfather. Mr. Adams had many passions in life, including politics, scouting, cars and collectible toys. He served on the Auburn City Council, the Auburn Sewage Board, the Charter Commission and the State Real Estate Licensing Board. He was an Eagle Scout, a Cubmaster and a Scoutmaster. He operated Dad's Toys for several years. Mr. Adams was always willing to help, talk or just listen and will be remembered as everyone's friend with a big smile and a bigger heart. We join his family and friends in mourning his loss; (IN MEMORIAM) (HLS 363)

Martin Walsh, of Waterville, a beloved teacher and well-respected coach. Born in Portland, Mr. Walsh graduated from Cheverus High School and later received his Master's degree in education at the University of Maine at Orono. He began his teaching career in the early 1960s as a math teacher, history teacher and basketball coach. In 1970, he accepted a position at Williams Junior High School in Oakland, where he taught and coached basketball until 1994. He had an advanced mathematics award named for him by Williams Junior High School. The year he retired, the graduating class at Williams Junior High School dedicated the yearbook to him. He was an active member of the Elks Lodge in Waterville and was named Elk of the Year in 1983. We acknowledge his dedicated contributions to his profession and his community. He will be greatly missed by his family, friends and former students; (IN MEMORIAM) (HLS 364)



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