Legislative record house appendix



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Arthur M. Griffiths, of Monmouth, beloved husband of Lois, his wife of 56 years. Arthur's career took many different paths, including being headmaster at Limington Academy, proprietor of a feed store in Newport and a broadcaster at radio and television stations in Waterville and Lewiston. For 19 years he served as Director of the News Bureau at Bates College. He pursued a career in printing and publications at Twin City Printery in Lewiston and later founded the Monmouth Press. He was a well-known and caring citizen who took an active role in civic affairs, including the school committee, planning board, budget committee and appeals board. A gifted public speaker and accomplished parliamentarian, he enjoyed presiding over special town meetings, the Cochnewagan Agricultural Association, the Arnold Expedition Historical Society, the Maine Old Cemetery Association, the Monmouth Historical Society and he also served on the board of trustees of the Maine Genealogical Society. Arthur was a 32nd degree Mason and was Past Master of Rabboni Lodge #150 in Lewiston. He was editor of "The Maine Mason" and president of the Androscoggin Valley Square and Compass Club for many years. He pursued many interests including woodworking, photography, computers and sailing. Arthur proudly devoted his professional and personal energies for the betterment of citizens in his community and State and he will be fondly remembered by his loving family and many friends; (IN MEMORIAM) (HLS 365)

Julian Beale III, of Belgrade, who has distinguished himself as an advocate of firearm safety for youth in the Augusta area. He founded the Capital City Junior Rifle Program 30 years ago. Mr. Beale is a volunteer coach for the rifle teams of Cony High School and Gardiner High School. He is the volunteer coordinator of the rifle matches for the Junior Olympics in Colorado and also serves as volunteer range director for the National Smallbore Matches in Ohio. Mr. Beale will be conducting his 30th awards banquet for his students at the Calumet Club on April 16th. We extend our appreciation to Mr. Beale for everything he has done for the youth in the State and the country; (HLS 366)

Sergeant First Class James R. Rancourt, of Sabattus, on completion of his recent mission with the 133rd Combat Engineer Battalion. SFC Rancourt recently returned home after a one-year deployment to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. He served in Mosul, Iraq, among many other areas, constructing bridges, roads, schools and much of the infrastructure important to the rebuilding of the country. We commend SFC Rancourt for his exemplary performance and extend our gratitude for his service and dedication to his State and Country. We send him our best wishes for his transition back into civilian life; (HLS 367)

Walter Leon Stevens, of Georgetown, a Veteran of the United States Army and fisherman for many years. He was an enthusiastic pioneer of new ideas and technology in his occupation. Health problems eventually forced his complete retirement but Walter continued being a folk historian for the Georgetown area. Whether sharing his knowledge or fishing gear, he was always generous, often helping others start their own fishing careers. Walter, who will be remembered for his unflagging good cheer and deep love for family, will be missed by his family and friends; (IN MEMORIAM) (HLS 368)

Edward R. DiBiase, a lifelong resident of Portland. He was employed in construction for many years, working for Aceto Construction Company and Romano Construction Company as a cement worker. His jobs included underground sewage lines and bridges throughout the city. He later served as a crossing guide, guiding Baxter Elementary School students to safety for nearly a decade. He loved the children who loved him in return and would call him "Grampy" when they met in the community. Mr. DiBiase dearly loved his family, the Red Sox and vegetable gardening. He will be sadly missed by his family, friends and by all those whose lives he touched in a special way; (IN MEMORIAM) (HLS 369)

James H. White, of Orono, who has been named Maine's 2005 Middle Level Principal of the Year by the Maine Principals' Association. This award recognizes one middle level principal annually for effective leadership, a commitment to academic excellence, high expectations and standards, creating a culture that supports learning, contributions to the profession and community service. As principal of Center Drive School in Orrington, Mr. White has earned a reputation of having established a true learning community. During his 20 years at the school, he has implemented high academic, behavioral and social standards. Mr. White is a member of the Maine Principals' Association professional development and retirement committees and is also a member of the New England League of Middle Schools, the Maine Association of Middle Level Education and is President of the Penobscot Valley Middle League. He is a member of the Northeast Regional Principals' Association and the Hancock County Administrative Support System. We commend Mr. White for his dedication to education and children and wish him many more years of success; (HLS 370)

Private First Class Christian King, of Houlton, who has returned home after 13 months of active duty with the 1-152nd Field Artillery Forward Division stationed in Iraq. PFC King 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 PFC King for his exemplary performance and bravery. We join the citizens throughout the State in welcoming PFC King home and in extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the United States military; (HLS 371)

Specialist Christopher Hynick, of Houlton, who has returned home after 13 months of active duty with the 1-152nd Field Artillery Forward Division stationed in Iraq. SPC Hynick 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 Hynick for his exemplary performance and bravery. We join the citizens throughout the State in welcoming SPC Hynick home and in extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the United States military; (HLS 372)

Sergeant Ronald Cohen, of Houlton, who has returned home after 13 months of active duty with the 1-152nd Field Artillery Forward Division stationed in Iraq. SGT Cohen 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 SGT Cohen for his exemplary performance and bravery. We join the citizens throughout the State in welcoming SGT Cohen home and in extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the United States military; (HLS 373)

Specialist Larry Cochran, of Houlton, who has returned home after 13 months of active duty with the 1-152nd Field Artillery Forward Division stationed in Iraq. SPC Cochran 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 Cochran for his exemplary performance and bravery. We join the citizens throughout the State in welcoming SPC Cochran home and in extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the United States military; (HLS 374)

Sergeant First Class Trevor Bennett, of Houlton, who has returned home after 13 months of active duty with the 1-152nd Field Artillery Forward Division stationed in Iraq. SFC Bennett 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 SFC Bennett for his exemplary performance and bravery. We join the citizens throughout the State in welcoming SFC Bennett home and in extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the United States military; (HLS 375)

Private First Class Joshua A. Thomas, of Houlton, who has returned home after 13 months of active duty with the 1-152nd Field Artillery Forward Division stationed in Iraq. PFC Thomas 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 PFC Thomas for his exemplary performance and bravery. We join the citizens throughout the State in welcoming PFC Thomas home and in extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the United States military; (HLS 376)

Specialist Ryan Merritt, of Houlton, who has returned home after 13 months of active duty with the 1-152nd Field Artillery Forward Division stationed in Iraq. SPC Merritt 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 Merritt for his exemplary performance and bravery. We join the citizens throughout the State in welcoming SPC Merritt home and in extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the United States military; (HLS 377)

Staff Sergeant Michael McAfee, of Houlton, who has returned home after 13 months of active duty with the 1-152nd Field Artillery Forward Division stationed in Iraq. SSGT McAfee 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 McAfee for his exemplary performance and bravery. We join the citizens throughout the State in welcoming SSGT McAfee home and in extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the United States military; (HLS 378)

Specialist Timothy J. O'Donnell, of Houlton, who has returned home after 13 months of active duty with the 1-152nd Field Artillery Forward Division stationed in Iraq. SPC O'Donnell 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 O'Donnell for his exemplary performance and bravery. We join the citizens throughout the State in welcoming SPC O'Donnell home and in extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the United States military; (HLS 379)

Specialist Cheyenne Polchies, of Houlton, who has returned home after 13 months of active duty with the 1-152nd Field Artillery Forward Division stationed in Iraq. SPC Polchies 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 Polchies for her exemplary performance and bravery. We join the citizens throughout the State in welcoming SPC Polchies home and in extending our appreciation to her for her commitment to the United States military; (HLS 380)

Staff Sergeant Matthew Quint, of Houlton, who has returned home after 13 months of active duty with the 1-152nd Field Artillery Forward Division stationed in Iraq. SSGT Quint 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 Quint for his exemplary performance and bravery. We join the citizens throughout the State in welcoming SSGT Quint home and in extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the United States military; (HLS 381)

Specialist Dana Sanford, of Houlton, who has returned home after 13 months of active duty with the 1-152nd Field Artillery Forward Division stationed in Iraq. SPC Sanford 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 Sanford for his exemplary performance and bravery. We join the citizens throughout the State in welcoming SPC Sanford home and in extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the United States military; (HLS 382)

Specialist Joshua Bennett, of Houlton, who has returned home after 13 months of active duty with the 1-152nd Field Artillery Forward Division stationed in Iraq. SPC Bennett 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 Bennett for his exemplary performance and bravery. We join the citizens throughout the State in welcoming SPC Bennett home and in extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the United States military; (HLS 383)

Specialist Eric Anderson, of Houlton, who has returned home after 13 months of active duty with the 1-152nd Field Artillery Forward Division stationed in Iraq. SPC Anderson 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 Anderson for his exemplary performance and bravery. We join the citizens throughout the State in welcoming SPC Anderson home and in extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the United States military; (HLS 384)

Sergeant First Class James S. Tash, of Hodgdon, who has returned home after 13 months of active duty with the 1-152nd Field Artillery Forward Division stationed in Iraq. SFC Tash 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 SFC Tash for his exemplary performance and bravery. We join the citizens throughout the State in welcoming SFC Tash home and in extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the United States military; (HLS 385)

Specialist Nicholas Quint, of Hodgdon, who has returned home after 13 months of active duty with the 1-152nd Field Artillery Forward Division stationed in Iraq. SPC Quint 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 Quint for his exemplary performance and bravery. We join the citizens throughout the State in welcoming SPC Quint home and in extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the United States military; (HLS 386)

Specialist Michael Quint, of Hodgdon, who has returned home after 13 months of active duty with the 1-152nd Field Artillery Forward Division stationed in Iraq. SPC Quint 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 Quint for his exemplary performance and bravery. We join the citizens throughout the State in welcoming SPC Quint home and in extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the United States military; (HLS 387)

Sergeant Philip D. Putnam, of Cary Plantation, who has returned home after 13 months of active duty with the 1-152nd Field Artillery Forward Division stationed in Iraq. SGT Putnam 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 SGT Putnam for his exemplary performance and bravery. We join the citizens throughout the State in welcoming SGT Putnam home and in extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the United States military; (HLS 388)

Reid B. Hayward, of North Yarmouth. Mr. Hayward was a graduate of Greely Institute and Bentley College and was a Certified Public Accountant for the Portland Company until his retirement after 35 years of service. He was a strong supporter of Greely Institute over the years and was a member of the Cumberland-North Yarmouth School District Board of Directors for several terms. He was very active in his community serving on different committees and helping to preserve lands in town for future generations. He was a member of Westcustogo Grange. He will be missed by his neighbors and friends; (IN MEMORIAM) (HLS 389)

Albert G. Mahar, of Dennysville, on the occasion of his 95th birthday, March 31, 2005. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to him on this very special occasion; (HLS 390)

Specialist Michael Ward, of Nobleboro, 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 Ward home and in extending our appreciation to him for his commitment to the United States military; (HLS 391)

Frederick Merrill, of West Gardiner, for his dedication and service to the West Gardiner community and MSAD #11. Mr. Merrill served on the MSAD #11 Board of Directors from 1990 to 2005. He served as vice-chair as well as chairing the subcommittees of Long Range Planning and Negotiations. He was invaluable during the construction of 3 new schools and additions to 5 schools, as well as the renovations of the Central Office of the school district. We acknowledge his contributions to his community and to the State, and we send him our best wishes; (HLS 392)

the Glenburn School Math Team, whose Grade 6 Team 1 has won a First Place Team Award at the Fall Math Meet sponsored by the Eastern Maine Math League. We send our congratulations to the following student members of the team: Andrew Nesbitt, Justin Lad, P.J. Turner and Jennifer Cormier; (HLS 393)

Patrick Hall, of Glenburn, a student on the Glenburn School Math Team, who won Second Place in the Grade 7 Individual Award at the Fall Math Meet sponsored by the Eastern Maine Math League. We send Patrick our congratulations on his impressive achievement; (HLS 394)

Andrew Nesbitt, of Glenburn, a student on the Glenburn School Math Team who won a First Place Grade 6 Individual Award at the Fall Math Meet sponsored by the Eastern Maine Math League. We send Andrew our congratulations on his impressive achievement; (HLS 395)

Andrew Trundy, of Glenburn, who has been named to the Maine Sunday Telegram All-State Football Team, one of 24 players to be placed on the team. We extend our congratulations to Andrew on this achievement and we send him our best wishes on his future endeavors; (HLS 396)

Derek "Hugging Bear" Hinkley, of Lewiston, who is the recipient of the Many and One Young Community Builders Award given by the Many and One Coalition to recognize his pursuit of universal human rights in the communities of Lewiston and Auburn. The Many and One Coalition works for the end of racism and all forms of hatred, prejudice, discrimination and oppression in our communities and for the construction of safe, peaceful and just communities for everyone. We extend our congratulations to Derek on his accomplishments; (HLS 397)

Amanda Bailey, of Lewiston, who is the recipient of the Many and One Young Community Builders Award given by the Many and One Coalition to recognize her pursuit of universal human rights in the communities of Lewiston and Auburn. The Many and One Coalition works for the end of racism and all forms of hatred, prejudice, discrimination and oppression in our communities and for the construction of safe, peaceful and just communities for everyone. We extend our congratulations to Amanda on her accomplishments; (HLS 398)

Kimberly Bailey, of Lewiston, who is the recipient of the Many and One Young Community Builders Award given by the Many and One Coalition to recognize her pursuit of universal human rights in the communities of Lewiston and Auburn. The Many and One Coalition works for the end of racism and all forms of hatred, prejudice, discrimination and oppression in our communities and for the construction of safe, peaceful and just communities for everyone. We extend our congratulations to Kimberly on her accomplishments; (HLS 399)

Teisha Loesberg, of Lewiston, who is the recipient of the Many and One Young Community Builders Award given by the Many and One Coalition to recognize her pursuit of universal human rights in the communities of Lewiston and Auburn. The Many and One Coalition works for the end of racism and all forms of hatred, prejudice, discrimination and oppression in our communities and for the construction of safe, peaceful and just communities for everyone. We extend our congratulations to Teisha on her accomplishments; (HLS 400)

Katelin Brown, of Lewiston, who is the recipient of the Many and One Young Community Builders Award given by the Many and One Coalition to recognize her pursuit of universal human rights in the communities of Lewiston and Auburn. The Many and One Coalition works for the end of racism and all forms of hatred, prejudice, discrimination and oppression in our communities and for the construction of safe, peaceful and just communities for everyone. We extend our congratulations to Katelin on her accomplishments; (HLS 401)

Sadam Abdi, of Lewiston, who is the recipient of the Many and One Young Community Builders Award given by the Many and One Coalition to recognize his pursuit of universal human rights in the communities of Lewiston and Auburn. The Many and One Coalition works for the end of racism and all forms of hatred, prejudice, discrimination and oppression in our communities and for the construction of safe, peaceful and just communities for everyone. We extend our congratulations to Sadam on his accomplishments; (HLS 402)

Rosaria Blondin, of Lewiston, who is the recipient of the Many and One Young Community Builders Award given by the Many and One Coalition to recognize her pursuit of universal human rights in the communities of Lewiston and Auburn. The Many and One Coalition works for the end of racism and all forms of hatred, prejudice, discrimination and oppression in our communities and for the construction of safe, peaceful and just communities for everyone. We extend our congratulations to Rosaria on her accomplishments; (HLS 403)

Yunis Awmaalin, of Lewiston, who is the recipient of the Many and One Young Community Builders Award given by the Many and One Coalition to recognize his pursuit of universal human rights in the communities of Lewiston and Auburn. The Many and One Coalition works for the end of racism and all forms of hatred, prejudice, discrimination and oppression in our communities and for the construction of safe, peaceful and just communities for everyone. We extend our congratulations to Mr. Awmaalin on his accomplishments; (HLS 404)

Sonya Strout, of Lewiston, who is the recipient of the Many and One Young Community Builders Award given by the Many and One Coalition to recognize her pursuit of universal human rights in the communities of Lewiston and Auburn. The Many and One Coalition works for the end of racism and all forms of hatred, prejudice, discrimination and oppression in our communities and for the construction of safe, peaceful and just communities for everyone. We extend our congratulations to Sonya on her accomplishments; (HLS 405)

Zack Tupper, of Lisbon, who is the recipient of the Many and One Young Community Builders Award given by the Many and One Coalition to recognize his pursuit of universal human rights in the communities of Lewiston and Auburn. The Many and One Coalition works for the end of racism and all forms of hatred, prejudice, discrimination and oppression in our communities and for the construction of safe, peaceful and just communities for everyone. We extend our congratulations to Zack on his accomplishments; (HLS 406)

Shelley Mumau, of Hartford, who is the recipient of the Many and One Young Community Builders Award given by the Many and One Coalition to recognize her pursuit of universal human rights in the communities of Lewiston and Auburn. The Many and One Coalition works for the end of racism and all forms of hatred, prejudice, discrimination and oppression in our communities and for the construction of safe, peaceful and just communities for everyone. We extend our congratulations to Shelley on her accomplishments; (HLS 407)

Sarah Beaulieu, of Wales, who is the recipient of the Many and One Young Community Builders Award given by the Many and One Coalition to recognize her pursuit of universal human rights in the communities of Lewiston and Auburn. The Many and One Coalition works for the end of racism and all forms of hatred, prejudice, discrimination and oppression in our communities and for the construction of safe, peaceful and just communities for everyone. We extend our congratulations to Sarah on her accomplishments; (HLS 408)



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