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John Joseph Conley, of Millinocket and Las Vegas, Nevada. Mr. Conley attended schools in Portland and was a United States Navy veteran of World War II, serving in both the Atlantic and Pacific theatres of war. He was employed at General Motors, Inc., and later at Great Northern Paper Company in Millinocket for 31 years, retiring in 1986. He was an avid sports fan and was also a Little League coach for many years. He was a member of the First Congregational Church, the VFW Rodney Stinson Post No. 4154 and the Millinocket Players. He will be greatly missed by his loving family and many friends; (IN MEMORIAM) (HLS 286)

Robert R. "Fitzy" Fitzpatrick, of Millinocket and Lehigh Acres, Florida. Mr. Fitzpatrick was a graduate of Stearns High School and had a multifaceted career as a broadcaster. He first worked for WMKR radio in Millinocket while in high school and then WLBZ in Bangor. He served in the United States Navy and then returned to broadcasting, working in radio and television for WAGM in Presque Isle. Mr. Fitzpatrick returned to Millinocket and worked for Great Northern Paper Company for more than 30 years, retiring when the mill closed. He also was a licensed commercial pilot, coached Pee Wee basketball and Little League and attended Eastern Maine Community College. He was the treasurer of the Loyal Order of Moose, Lehigh Acres Lodge No. 2266. He will be greatly missed and long remembered by his loving family and many friends; (IN MEMORIAM) (HLS 287)

Elsie Pike Viles, of Augusta, who was proclaimed by Governor John E. Baldacci as "the first lady of Augusta and the State of Maine" for her philanthropy. Mrs. Viles was given the 2007 Distinguished Service to Philanthropy Award from the New England Association for Healthcare Philanthropy. She has an impressive decades-long legacy of financial gifts and services to MaineGeneral Health and many other central Maine nonprofit organizations. One of her deep passions has been the Alzheimer's Care Center in Gardiner, which she has supported for many years. Most recently, she has provided financial support for the construction of the Harold Alfond Center for Cancer Care in Augusta. We acknowledge her generous and dedicated service to the people of Maine and we congratulate her on her recent well-deserved honors; (HLS 288)

the Honorable Richard R. Farnsworth, of Portland, on the celebration of his fifteen years of service as executive director for Woodfords Family Services. Mr. Farnsworth, who served as a Member of the House of Representatives during the 118th Legislature, has served the community with distinction and dedication. We send him our congratulations on this fifteenth anniversary; (HLS 289)

Lionel Thiboutot, of Topsham, for his 40 years of service to the Town of Topsham. Mr. Thiboutot is retiring from the Topsham Fire Department after protecting the citizens of Topsham for 40 years. We send our appreciation to him for his service and we send him our best wishes on his retirement; (HLS 290)

Kris Vigue, of Millinocket, a music teacher at Stearns High School, who has been nominated for the 2007 Maine Teacher of the Year Award. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to her on her receiving this honor; (HLS 291)

Tucker A. Adams, of Lewiston, 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 Tucker on his accomplishment; (HLS 292)

Waldo and Kathleen Tarbell, of Lubec, on the occasion of their 80th Wedding Anniversary. They were married in 1927 during the presidency of Calvin Coolidge. Mr. Tarbell is 101 and Mrs. Tarbell will be 100 in June of this year. Mrs. Tarbell is a native of Pembroke and Mr. Tarbell is from Meddybemps. They lived most of their 80 years together in Pembroke. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Mr. and Mrs. Tarbell on their anniversary; (HLS 293)

Scott Seaver, of North Yarmouth, for his 25 years of service to the people of North Yarmouth as the administrative assistant to the board of selectmen. Mr. Seaver is the only person to have held this post for the Town of North Yarmouth. During his tenure as administrative assistant, the town has experienced significant growth, from a population of 1,919 in 1982 to a population of 3,485 today. We send him our appreciation for his services to the community and to the State of Maine, and we send him our best wishes; (HLS 294)

the Leavitt Area High School Boys Cross-country Ski Team, on its successful season for the 2006-2007 school year. The team placed 3rd at the Sassi Memorial Race and the skiers were the 2007 KVAC Nordic champions. They also were the 2007 Class A Freestyle champions, the 2007 Class A Classical champions and the 2007 Class A Nordic Overall champions. We extend our congratulations to the team on its successful season; (HLS 295)

the Leavitt Area High School Girls Cross-country Ski Team, on its successful season for the 2006-2007 school year. The team placed 2nd at the Sassi Memorial Race and the skiers were the 2007 KVAC Nordic champions. They also were the 2007 Class A Nordic champions, the 2007 Class A Classical champions and the 2007 Class A Nordic Overall champions. At the State meet, all 6 girls placed in the top 12 in both the freestyle and the classical race, the only team to accomplish this achievement. We extend our congratulations to the team on its successful season; (HLS 296)

Specialist Aron Linwood Peaslee, of Somerville, a graduate of Erskine Academy, class of 1999, who joined the Army National

Guard during his junior year in high school, receiving full military honors. He served in Kuwait in the 1136th Transportation Company, 133rd National Guard and was a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom. He belonged to the Somerville Fire Department and the South Somerville Baptist Church. He worked for Windsor Ambulance and was the emergency management director for the Town of Somerville. He volunteered for Youth Promise in Lincoln County and Habitat for Humanity in Portland and Louisiana. He will be remembered for his contributions to the Somerville Day Association and for his generosity and giving of his time to help those who needed it. Specialist Peaslee will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him; (IN MEMORIAM) (HLS 297)

Elmer G. Knowlton, of Millinocket, a man with a keen wit and a good sense of humor, who was devoted to his family. Mr. Knowlton served in the Maine Warden Service from 1955 to 1975 in the Ripogenus Dam-Millinocket area. He received the first Maine Warden Medal of Valor, for saving a life on the west branch of the Penobscot River. He rescued many other people from the waters of the Katahdin region. He was an exceptional marksman, winning the Maine Warden-State Trooper pistol competition 2 years in a row. He was a clever and talented carpenter, building several homes and cabins in the region. He also was a skilled canoe maker. After his retirement, he and his wife, Electa, ran the Harrington Lake Camps for years for Great Northern Paper. He will be greatly missed and long remembered by his wife of 57 years, Electa, his loving family and his many friends; (IN MEMORIAM) (HLS 298)

Arthur Tainter, of Bath, prominent civic leader and beloved member of the community. Mr. Tainter was born in Brooklin and was valedictorian of his high school graduating class. He served in the United States Navy during World War II and also starred on the Fort Schuler Blues Navy baseball team, where the Secretary of the Navy commended him on his playing. He played in the New York Giants organization until injuries ended his baseball career. Mr. Tainter worked for the Bath Police Department from 1952 to 1963 and was inducted into the National Police Officers Association's Hall of Fame for disarming a dangerous criminal. He became the first full-time director of the Bath Recreation Department in 1963, retiring in 1977. He was elected Sheriff of Sagadahoc County in 1977, serving 6 consecutive terms until he retired in 1988. In 1993, Mr. Tainter was elected to the Bath City Council and served until 1999, when he was elected county commissioner. He was the recipient of many awards and commendations, and he was a member of numerous civic committees and boards. Mr. Tainter was a lifelong Rotarian and received the Paul Harris Fellowship Award. We acknowledge his exemplary service to his community and to the State. He will be greatly missed and long remembered by his loving family and many friends; (IN MEMORIAM) (HLS 299)

Kevin Jerome Pedro, of Portland, who has earned the distinction of being named as the Valedictorian of the 2007 Graduating Class of Deering High School. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Kevin on his receiving this honor; (HLS 300)

Alexander O. S. Roy, of Portland, who has attained the distinction of being named Salutatorian of the 2007 Graduating Class of Deering High School. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Alexander on his receiving this honor; (HLS 301)

Elliott W. Bidwell, of Gorham, of Boy Scout Troop #817, 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. For his community service project, Elliott designed, built and installed several canoe and kayak racks to hold up to 16 boats at Gorham Shaw Park for the Gorham Recreation Department. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Elliott on his accomplishment; (HLS 302)

Marie Mae Tweedie and James Henry Tweedie, of Blaine, as they both celebrate their 80th Birthdays. Mrs. Tweedie's birthday is April 29, 2007 and Mr. Tweedie's birthday was March 11, 2007. Their 19th Wedding Anniversary is April 15, 2007. We join their family and friends in sending our congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Tweedie on their birthdays and their anniversary, and we send them our best wishes; (HLS 303)

Oxford Homes, of Oxford, on the occasion of its 30th year in business. Oxford Homes has been constructing high-quality manufactured housing and systems-built modular homes since April 24, 1977. The company employs 150 Maine people and purchases 75% of its materials from or through Maine suppliers. Since its inception, Oxford Homes has built more than 8,000 single-family homes. We send our congratulations to president and chief executive officer Peter N. Connell and the dedicated employees of Oxford Homes on this anniversary; (HLS 304)

Katherine Q. Grondin, of Auburn, principal of Sherwood Heights Elementary School in Auburn, who has been named as Maine's 2007 Elementary National Distinguished Principal of the Year by the Maine Principals' Association. Mrs. Grondin has been at Sherwood Heights Elementary School for 17 years, first as a teacher and then assistant principal. She has been the principal since 2000. She received the award for her outstanding leadership and her commitment to excellence. She will be honored by the National Association of Elementary School Principals in cooperation with the United States Department of Education in Washington, D.C. in October 2007. We extend our congratulations to Mrs. Grondin on her receiving this well-deserved and distinguished award; (HLS 305)

the following members of the Orono Travel Peewees hockey team, on their winning the Southern Aroostook Competitive Tournament: players Andrew Collins, Dakota Williams, Trevor Francis, Justin White, Kyle Dubay, Joey Fowler, Cameron Murray, Zeb Tuell, Dave Wilcox, Daniel Perry, Michael Brown, Peter Wilcox, Cooper Antone, Ryan Gagne, Zach Williams, Jacob Fletcher, Jordan Knappe; and coaches Denis Collins, Perry Antone and George Perry. We send them our congratulations on their accomplishment; (HLS 306)

Kyle L. Marvinney, of Readfield, a member of Boy Scout Troop No. 650, 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, Kyle installed bog bridges and improved a bridge at the Torsey Pond Nature Preserve in Readfield. We extend our congratulations to Kyle on this achievement; (HLS 307)

the Scarborough Middle School cheerleaders, who placed first in their division at the Lewiston Vocation Classic. They also placed first at the Scarborough Invitational event. We congratulate Brooke Hall, Rachel Coleman, Christi O'Halloran, Sara Messer, Michelle Currier, Mullyna Oul, Alicia Stephens, Sarah Thomas, Christina Bilodeau, Vanessa Mathews, Sophie Lee Steward, Rachel Kane, Hailee Flaherty, Tori Preson, Katelyn Smith, Olivia Joy, Sydney Dillon, Kayla Chamberlain and Alison Davis on their accomplishments; (HLS 308)

Sam Webber, of New Vineyard, a junior at Mt. Blue High School who was named the 2007 Morning Sentinel Wrestler of the Year. Earlier this year, Sam won the Class A State Wrestling

Championship. We send Sam our congratulations and best wishes for his future endeavors; (HLS 309)

Russell and Susan Black, of Wilton, whose Black Acres Farm was named the 2006 Franklin County Conservation Farm of the Year. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Russell and Susan Black on their being awarded this high honor; (HLS 310)

Mary Lou Colbath, of Orono, prominent member of her community. Mrs. Colbath was born in Maryland and raised in Pennsylvania. She taught drama in Pennsylvania and in Ohio before she and her husband, Arnold, who predeceased her, moved to Maine. She assisted her husband, a professor at the University of Maine, in the theater. She earned a master's degree in library science and had a career in marketing and development. From 1980 to 1996, she worked in the development offices of Maine Public Broadcasting Network and was often seen on television strongly advocating for the network during the on-air fundraising drives. Mrs. Colbath was an ardent spokeswoman for public broadcasting and the arts. She was also a board member for the Bangor Symphony Orchestra and a regular attendee at performing arts events throughout the State. Mrs. Colbath was a deacon and chair of the board of deacons at the Church of Universal Fellowship, whose minister referred to her as someone who "brought elegance of word and of action to our identity as a community of faith." She will be fondly missed and long remembered by her loving family and her many friends; (IN MEMORIAM) (HLS 311)

Louis A. Cyr, a lifelong resident of Madawaska. Mr. Cyr grew up on his farm and served his country in World War II, flying PBY rescue missions and serving as a radioman. He worked at Fraser Papers for 33 years and was foreman and superintendent of the finishing and bond coating room for 25 of those years. Mr. Cyr served as town manager for Madawaska from 1972 to 1980 and also served on the budget committee and the airport committee for many years. He was licensed as a professional land surveyor in 1967 and was a notary public. He will be greatly missed and long remembered by his loving family and many friends; (IN MEMORIAM) (HLS 312)

Pauline Caouette-Moore, of Auburn, a graduate of Edward Little High School who earned a bachelor of arts degree in math and French at the University of Maine at Orono and an MBA from the University of Southern Maine. She taught math for 25 years at the Walton School and Edward Little High School. She was also a part-time faculty member of the University of Maine at Augusta, where she taught applied math courses. She was a member of the Community Little Theatre and served as its treasurer for 17 years. She and her husband owned and operated Moore Than A Cookie Jar. They were well known for their whoopie pies. She was a member of St. Philip's Parish in Auburn and served as a lector. She will be sadly missed by her loving family, friends and community; (IN MEMORIAM) (HLS 313)

George and Sharon Rybarczyk, of Searsport, for their partnership with the Passamaquoddy Tribe in the creation of a unique and successful business called Creative Apparel, with plants in Fort Kent, Belmont, Dover-Foxcroft, Eastport and Indian Township. Creative Apparel recently won a contract with the United States military to make fire-resistant Army combat uniforms and combat coveralls for use in Iraq. We congratulate George and Sharon Rybarczyk on their successful company and send them our appreciation for the good they are doing for our Armed Forces; (HLS 314)

Emile S. Chasse, of St. Agatha, who died 3 days after his 97th birthday. Mr. Chasse's family moved to St. Agatha in 1917 and he remained there the rest of his life. He worked in the woods as a young man, later becoming a carpenter. He started a building materials business in 1945, building many houses in the St. John Valley. He transferred his business to his daughter and her husband and the thriving business is now owned by his grandson. Throughout his life, he was known as "Mr. Emile" and he was very active in the community. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and was involved in the town council and the school board. He helped form the St. Agatha Federal Credit Union in 1952 and had the distinction of having "No. 1" as his account number. He also was a charter member of the fire department. We acknowledge his dedicated service to the community. He will be greatly missed and long remembered by his loving family and many friends and neighbors; (IN MEMORIAM) (HLS 315)

Andrew Bartley, of Durham, a member of Boy Scout Troop #145 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. For his Eagle Scout service project, Andrew procured and installed a new flagpole at the Durham Elementary School. Andrew faithfully lives the values found in the Boy Scout Law. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Andrew on his accomplishment; (HLS 316)

Barry Sturtevant Timson, of Hallowell, Mayor and beloved community member. Known as "Mr. Hallowell," Mr. Timson was born in Needham, Massachusetts and was a graduate of Bowdoin College. He made his home in Maine after earning a Master's degree in geology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and doing his Ph.D. work at the University of Texas at Austin. He worked for the Maine Geological Survey and eventually opened his own geology and environmental consulting business. Mr. Timson also volunteered his time with the Kennebec Land Trust. He had a long history of commitment to the City of Hallowell. He served on the Planning Board and the Water and Sewer District Board and with the Hallowell Water District, in addition to his membership on the City Council and his longtime service to the city as Mayor. His ebullient personality and creativity made him a well-known and much-loved figure. He is often credited with the renaissance of Hallowell: he helped to save businesses and homes after the Flood of 1987, organized events for Christmas, Mardi Gras and Old Hallowell Days, was instrumental in the development of the Kennebec River Rail Trail and founded the Hallowell Head Start program and the Hallowell Food Bank. Most recently, he helped organize a fund-raiser to benefit the employees of Slate's Restaurant, where he made muffins every morning for 20 years and was often seen greeting friends and Hallowell residents. Mr. Timson will be greatly missed and long remembered by his family, his friends and the community of Hallowell; (IN MEMORIAM) (HLS 317)

the Stearns High School combined show choir on its winning the Division II State Show Choir Championship. The choir is comprised of students from Schenck High School and Stearns High School. The choir also brought home the trophy for best choreography. We extend our congratulations to Matt Madore, music teacher and director of the choir, and to the members of the Show Choir on their achievements; (HLS 318)

Edgar N. Landry, of Millinocket, a United States Army veteran. Mr. Landry attended Millinocket schools before going to work on the C.C. Road, now called the Brownville Road. He served for 3 years in the United States Army, and for over 40 years he worked as a machine tender for Great Northern Paper Company in Millinocket. When Mr. Landry was in his 30s he

earned his high school diploma by attending night classes at Stearns High School. He was a member of several fraternal organizations and the Maine Snowmobile Association. He also was a member of the Millinocket Players and was in several theatrical productions. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends; (IN MEMORIAM) (HLS 319)

Keith Van Scotter, of Lincoln, who has been named 2007 Executive of the Year by the Paper Industry Management Association. This award is the highest award the Association bestows in its annual program and is traditionally presented to senior-level executives in the pulp, paper or converting industry for excellence in management and outstanding contributions to the industry. Mr. Van Scotter has spent 28 years in the industry with companies including MeadWestvaco, Fraser, Boise Cascade and Weyerhauser. He has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Lincoln Paper and Tissue since 2004 and was instrumental in constructing and starting a new tissue machine in 2006, the first new paper machine in Maine in nearly 20 years. We commend Mr. Van Scotter for his unwavering dedication to the industry and wish him years of continued success; (HLS 320)

Bob Moore, of South China, who is the recipient of the Outstanding Citizen Award from the Calumet Club for his extraordinary contributions to the Augusta community. This award is given to a person who is not Franco-American and who lives or works in the City of Augusta. Mr. Moore resided in Augusta from 1984 to 2004 and is currently Executive Director of the Friends of the Cobbossee Watershed. He has extensive experience with the Kennebec Valley YMCA, serving on the Board of Directors from 1987 to 1994, as well as serving as Treasurer. He has also been a longtime youth basketball coach at the YMCA and coached in the Augusta East Little League from 1987 through 2001 and has been involved with Augusta Babe Ruth teams. A member of the Cony High School All-Sports Boosters, he served as chair from 1993 to 1998 and from 2003 to 2005 and has served on the Cony High School Building Committee since 2002. We congratulate Mr. Moore on his receiving this well-deserved award; (HLS 321)

Tammy's Loving Day Care, of Glenburn, which has won national accreditation from the National Association of Family Child Care. Tammy and Ron Tewhey have run the day care center for 14 years and are the first family-run day care center in Penobscot County and Piscataquis County to achieve this distinction. We congratulate Tammy and Ron Tewhey on their achieving this accomplishment; (HLS 322)

John Bapst Memorial High School, of Bangor, whose Destination Imagination team won second place in the Round About Courage Secondary Level at the State Celebration of Destination Imagination, a scholastic contest held at the University of Maine with students from around the State. We congratulate the team on this achievement; (HLS 323)

John Bapst Memorial High School, of Bangor, whose Destination Imagination team won first place in the Card-DI-ology Secondary Level at the State Celebration of Destination Imagination, a scholastic contest held at the University of Maine with students from around the State. The team now goes to Knoxville, Tennessee to compete in the Global Finals. We congratulate the team members on this remarkable achievement, and send them our best wishes on their future endeavors; (HLS 324)

the Morison School's Destination Imagination team, of Corinth, which won second place in the Card-DI-ology Elementary Level at the State Celebration of Destination Imagination, a scholastic contest held at the University of Maine with students from around the State. We congratulate the team on this achievement; (HLS 325)

Matthew Billian, of Wilton, a member of Boy Scout Troop No. 518, who has attained the high rank and distinction of Eagle Scout. This is the highest award in Boy Scouting and is given for excellence in skills development, personal growth, leadership and community service. We extend our congratulations to Matthew on this achievement; (HLS 326)




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